Session Start: Thu Jun 03 20:57:49 1999
*** Now talking in #A-Next
*** Topic is 'A-Next #12 "Prelude to The End"'
<Star> ******AT ATTENTION*****
<Star> LAST SIM, A-NEXT GOT HOOKED UP WITH THE AMERICAN DREAM AS
THEY WENT TO FIGHT THE NEW CRIMSON COWL (WHO TURNED OUT TO BE JESS UNDER
COVER) AND SHE REVEALED THE NEW CHAMPIONS WHILE CROSS AND COMPANY IN ENGLAND
DESTROYED THE VILLIANOUS PAX.
<Star> THIS WILL TAKE PLACE A FEW DAYS AFTER CROSS AND FIRESTORM
RETURNS FROM ENGLAND AND DREAM IS STILL WITH A-NEXT
<Star> *********SIM START******
<Star> SCENE> A DARKENED ROOM IN A SPACECRAFT OF SOME KIND IN DEEP
DEEP SPACE. A COLDLY HANDSOME MAN WHO LOOKS TO BE RATHER YOUNG SITS
IN A THRONE LIKE CHAIR. HIS SKIN IS A PALE BLUE WHICH MATCHES HIS
EYES. HIS HAIR IS A SNOW WHITE AND HE'S GARBED IN NEAR REGAL-LIKE
CLOTHING INCLUDING LONG CLOAK. HE SEEMS ALMOST BORED.
<Star> ACTION> A MAN AND WOMAN WALK INTO THE ROOM. THE BLONDE
WOMAN IS 7 FEET TALL AND WELL MUSCLED WHILE THE GRUFF LOOKING MAN IS WEARING
A LONG COAT TO HIDE HIS DANGEROUS WEAPONDRY. THEY ARE SPACE MERCENARIES
NAMED WYLDKARD AND KORA.
<Star> Wyldkard> Well... ::sarcastically:: Mighty Grail... we have
returned to tell you that we're near our destination. Any thing else?
<Star> Grail> ::not even passing them a single glance:: No... I
have nearly drained Earth's Juggernaut of his strength and absorbed it
myself. Any sign of my father or Omen?
<Star> Wlydkard> No and... the Omnian escaped us.
<Star> Grail> Hmpf. Should have expected that. Be gone...
I need to meditate, soon the universe shall be destroyed and a new one
will take it's place and I shall be it's God.
<Star> Wlydkard> As long as my partner and I get paid... ::rolls
<Star> Grail> They'll see... ::a sinister grin cuts across his steelblue
<Star> SCENE> BACK ON EARTH WHERE MEMBERS OF A-NEXT ARE CROSS-TRAINING
IN AN OPEN FIELD IN KENTUCKY...
<Star> So ::smiles at Dream:: you're going to join A-Next right?
<Cross> ::concentrates on a patch of grass away from him, trying
to make it burst into flames::
<Star> It'd be soooo cool! ::beams:: it's like having 2 Caps on
the team... and that's gotta be good luck, right?
<AmericanDream> ::gives a sideways glances in Star's direction::
It seems I'm needed here. ::laughs::
<Star> ACTION> THE GRASS LIGHTS UP RATHER QUICKLY
<Star> all right, that's way nova ::grins::
<Goblin> ::sits off the the side, leaning back on his glider:: This
should be fun.. or get old extremely fast. ::glances up at the sky::
<Patriot> ::throws his shield aimed at some grass, trying to cut
<AmericanDream> Anyways..let me teach youa few moves I learned
from SHIELD training.
<Afterburn> ::sits on the ground with his legs crossed::
<Star> ACTION> THE SHIELD QUICKLY DISPEARSES THE SMALL FLAME ON
<Star> Me??? Really? ::hops to her feet::
<Star> okay ::smiles::
<AmericanDream> ::nods:: ok..these are simple.
<Star> ACTION> TITAN IS MAKING A FEW TOUCHES ON THE OLD FASHIONED
QUINJET THEY'RE USING
<AmericanDream> ::demonstrates a sweep kick::
<Goblin> ::yawns, stretching out and pulling his hood down to block
<Cross> ::grins to himself:: ((I finally did it... sorta...))
<Star> ::giggles:: Didn't think they green skin can get sunburnt
<Afterburn> ::watches the others as he sits around admiring the
<Titan> ::frowns:: This thing is practically archaic; I miss the
BB already. .
<Star> ACTION> A SPURT OF OIL BLASTS OUT ONTO TITAN'S FACE
<Goblin> Sure it could.. ::closes his eyes;;
<AmericanDream> Star.::snaps:: you're supposed to be payint attention.
<Star> so just... crouch and spin?
<Star> oh ::snaps back into attention:: sorry
<AmericanDream> ::nods:: take a shot at it
<Star> ::nods and quickly does it only falling on her face:: oof
<Titan> ::blinks:: Oh joy, the oil in my face is so refreshing.
<Goblin> ::snickers, one eye open slightly and watching them::
<Star> think I should just stick with the jumping around a lot
<Star> ACTION> A SLIGHT WHISTLING NOISE CAN BE HEARD
<AmericanDream> ::laughs:: take another try at it Star
<Afterburn> ::stands to his feet:: ((i'd sure like to be home right
<AmericanDream> it just takes some practice..and these are easy
<Cross> ::glances around then gets up and moves aside:: Sounds almost
like something's coming in fast... but who knows we're here?
<Star> ::takes a deep breath and tries it again doing a sloppy version
of the kick::
<Star> ACTION> THE WHISTLE GETS LOUDER
<AmericanDream> that's better.::smiles::
<Patriot> ::smirks slightly, praticing more w/ his shield.. stops,
after strapping his shield to his arm::
<Goblin> Incoming? ::opens his eyes and looks up::
<Titan> ::quirks a brow:: We're being bombed?
<AmericanDream> ::looks up, straining her ear::shhhh...
<Afterburn> ::scratches his head:: What the heck is that noise?
<Star> ACTION> THE WHISTLE IS STARTING TO SOUND LIKE A DROPPING
BOMB NOW AS A LARGE GREEN FIGURE LANDS IN THE MIDDLE OF THE FIELD WITH
LARGE CRATES ON BOTH SHOULDERS. HE HAS A GRAYING BEARD IN OLIVE GREEN
<Star> Maestro> ::grunts:: Figures... land in SpandexVille ::leaps
miles into the air again::
<AmericanDream> ::looks at the man for a moment, putting her hand
in front of Star::
<Cross> Holy! ::falls back::
<Afterburn> ::raises a brow:: ((What the hell is that monstrosity??))
<Star> ::mouth wide open blinking:: ohmigosh... isn't that...??
<AmericanDream> That was Bruce Banner..formerly known as the Hulk..
<Goblin> ::flips back onto his glider, rising into the air:: Ohh..
green skin.. feelign territorial. I'll be right back. ::jets in the direction
<Star> ACTION> HUGE FLYING CREATURES ARE FLYING ACROSS THE SKY ALSO
<Cross> ::blinks and looks up to the sky:: WHat next... flying monkeys?
<Star> ACTION> GOBLIN SOUND CATCHES UP WITH THE OLDER HULK.
<AmericanDream> does he always do that?
<Star> Maestro> Heh... nice outfit kid, I'd leave right now though.
<Star> ::nods:: all the time... like he's trying to prove something
<Afterburn> ::starts walking over towards the green guy::
<AmericanDream> ::nods:: Ah..one of those..'rebel without a cause'
types..he's going to get killed that way..
<Goblin> WHy thanks. Designed the rags myself. ::grins:: Whatcha
got there Jolyl Green Giant?
<Star> ::runs to the Quinjet:: Let's go follow 'em ::grins::
<Cross> ::squints, trying to identify the flying creatures::
<AmericanDream> good idea..::runs to the Quinjet as well:: Into
the quinjet Avengers!
<Star> Maestro> Wellll... I could tell you.. they're gamma bombs...
breakfast of champions
<Titan> ::wipes oil off of his face and glances at star:: Not that
I don't have full confidence in my engineering ability but. .
<Star> we don't have a choice Titan ::straps in:: Wow... I sound
<Cross> ::hurries into the jet::
<AmericanDream> or maybe..::glances at Titan questioningly::
<Star> Maestro> ::grins:: But you'll have to wait your turn
<Afterburn> ::runs over and gets into the Quinjet::
<Star> ACTION> ONE OF THE FLYING LIZARDS CLIPS AT GOBLIN
<AmericanDream> Can it fly or what Pym?
<Star> Push some buttons... we gotta get that guy ::smiles::
<Goblin> I always believed it was Fruit Loops myself. So whatcha
gonna blow, oh ex-incredible one? ::smirks, startled and swerves away from
the lizard:: Wuh oh
<Cross> ::sits down and straps in:: Really wish I could fly... but
noooo! I had to be able to shoot fire.
<Titan> ::looks offended:: Of course it can ::gets in::
<AmericanDream> ::takes the co-pilot's seat::
<Afterburn> ::looks around not quite sure what's going on::
<Goblin> :moves his lips wildly, hardly matchign what he's saying::
Oh my god! Look! It's Godzilla! RUn for your lives! ::laughs, hurling a
bomb at the creature::
<Star> ACTION> GOBLIN FINDS HIMSELF SLOWED DOWN BY THE LIZARD AS
THE MAESTRO GETS FURTHER AWAY WITH HIS LEAPS
<Star> ACTION> THE BOMB BLOWS THE CREATURE OUT OF THE SKY BUT THERE
ARE 20 MORE FLYING AFTER THE MAESTRO
<AmericanDream> ::studies teh intstructions for a moment:: ok..let's
<Goblin> Fragging little..!! ::picks up speed, goign afte rhim again,
trying manuever between the creatures:: 'scuse me
<Patriot> ::takes a seat and eyes out the lil window thing::
<Cross> ::glances around:: I miss the old jet... it had a sense
<AmericanDream> ::looks over at Pat:: You know how to fly this efficiently,
<Titan> It's really not that difficult to fly ::takes a seat content
being a back seat flier::
<Patriot> Yeah I do.
<AmericanDream> well..boogey up to full speed
<Afterburn> ::stands up and starts walking towards a window seat,
and then sits down::
<Star> ACTION> GOBLIN NOTICES THAT THEY'RE ALL HEADING IN A CERTAIN
DIRECTION... MONSTER ISLAND
<Goblin> ::laughs louder as he nears the creatures, trying to move
between them and keep them too disoriented to stop him:: MOve your fat
<AmericanDream> We gotta save Goblin..from his foolishness::mutters::
<Patriot> ::heads over and starts the quinjet take off stuff::
<Star> So let's bolt before the guy hurts himself ::blinks:: not
that... I care or anything ::blinks::
<Goblin> Hmm.. ::grins, moving around to right above one of the
monsters:: Taxi! ::tries to grab its wing, disipating his glider and holding
on, hitching a ride::
<Star> ACTION> THE QUINJET MAKES A STRANGE NOISE BUT STARTS UP NONETHELESS
<AmericanDream> he's your teammate..of course you're suposed to
be concerned..::ducks her head in the back:: That was the problem Pym?
<Cross> ::twiddles his thumbs impatiently:: Thought these things
were supposed to be fast...
<Patriot> ::makes a face::
<Star> ACTION> GOBLIN GETS A HOLD OF IT AS THE WINDS FLAPS ROUGHLY
<Star> ACTION> THE QUINJET IS IN THE AIR AND HOVERS
<Star> Maybe... if we give it some gas?
<Titan> ::glances at dream confidently:: Yes, yes it was it'll get
there with no difficulties now
<Patriot> ::starts the jet after to where Gobs was going::
<Patriot> I sure hope your right, Pym ::not looking back at him::
<Goblin> ack! ::climbs onto the back, crouching between the wings
and getting a grip on them:: Less turbulence here.. ::holdson tightly::
<Star> ACTION> THE QUINJET JOLTS FOWARD AND HEADS IN THE DIRECTION
OF GOBS AND THE CREATURES
<Cross> ::looks around the inside of the jet and makes a face::
((Liked the BB better...))
<AmericanDream> ::frowns:: do your com units work?
<Star> ::blinks and smiles nervously:: com... units?
<Cross> We have com units? ::blinks::
<Star> ::groans:: we need money so bad
<AmericanDream> God..I've got a lot of work to do..
<Star> Maybe you can have SHIELD sponser us or something
<Afterburn> ::rocks his seat back and forth:: Do we get peanuts
and a cocktail?
<AmericanDream> ok..those're obviously what we're up against..is
this jet equipped with weapons?
<Star> ACTION> NEARLY AN HOUR LATER THE CREATURES LAND ON A SECLUDED
ISLAND WITH GOBLIN AND THE QUINJET IS NOT FAR BEHIND
<Cross> ::gets up and walks to the front after unstrapping and faces
the ppl sitting int he back:: Now... if you'll please observe the "no smoking"
sign and the exits are here, here and here ::points to the door three times::
<Star> ACTION> GOBLIN IS WAITING AROUND AS THE JET LANDS ON A BEACH
<Star> ::smirks at Cross:: Cute
<Titan> I told you we'd get here, now let's go thwart the Maestro's
<Cross> ::snickers and sits for the landing::
<Goblin> ::arms crossed and tapping his foot::
<Star> ::blinks:: Titan... was that from MegaGuy's last issue?
<AmericanDream> ::runs outside opening the door and jumps out, landing
on her feet:: quickly people!
<Star> ::hops out seeing Goblin:: What were you thinking NoseGoblin?
<Titan> ::glances at star:: MegaGuy?
<Cross> Yes... quickly! ::mimics running in slow motion out of the
<Star> online comic... err... nevermind, Highpockets
<Star> ACTION> EVERYBODY CAN SEE A HUGE PATH LEADING TO A MOUTAIN.
<Star> they're probably bugs here ::frowns::
<Goblin> Was thinking I'd get here faster than any of you would
and know whats going on, ya little munchkin
<Afterburn> ::stands beside Titan looking at him closely, almost
<AmericanDream> ::shoots a cold glare at Cross:: this is serious
business...lifes are in danger and kidding around isnt going to help any..
::looks over at Goblin:: Those things following the Hulk? What were
<Goblin> Bugs? Oh yeah.. 'bout the size of the jet. ::Smirks::
<Cross> They looked like flying lizards.
<Goblin> Duhh.. monster island.. Guess.
<Titan> Hmm, who else feels a trap coming? ::glances at afterburn::
And why are you staring at me?
<Cross> ::stretches and cracks his back:: Daughter of Cap, eh?
<Afterburn> ::shakes his head:: uhh, Sorry, whats your name?
<Goblin> OH yeah, and he was hefting a couple of gamma bombs on
his shoulders. ::grins:; Might wanna hurry. ::turns and walks towards the
<AmericanDream> ::nods sharply to Cross and then runs down the path
<Star> ACTION> A LARGE SHUFFLING IS HEARD AS A TON OF TINY MOLEMEN
SURROUND THEM WITH SPEARS
<Titan> ::turns towards gobs:: Gamma bombs? Wonderful, time to avert
nuclear disaster all before dinner
<Star> welcoming party? ::blinks and backs up a bit::
<Cross> ::looks around:: They look like bowling pins...
<Titan> ::stiffles a laugh:: How quaint. .
<Star> ACTION> ONE OF THE MOLEMEN WALKS FORWARD AND BECKONS THE
TEAM TO FOLLOW THEM IT SEEMS
<Goblin> Yeah.. again. ::smirks, glancing around at the molemen::
Maybe he's lonely as the only big green guy and wants to make more.
<AmericanDream> ::looks at man a look and then follows::
<Star> So you can stay and be his little green sidekick then ::smirks::
<Afterburn> ::raises a brow, then snickers:: ((oompa loompa))
<Star> ::follows them:: Pst... Cap... what if they're canibals?
<Goblin> ::hops onto his glider and flies after the molemen, keeping
his distance above them:: I am sidekick to no one. THat's your job. ::grins::
<Cross> ::puts his hands in his pockets and follows the moleman::
Then we'll know we finally served our purpose... lunch.
<AmericanDream> ::shakes her head to herself and cant help but crack
a slight smile at Gob's comment::
<Star> ::rolls her eyes at Goblin:: I'll give you a sidekick
<Goblin> NO you won't. I've seen ya try. ::Smirks, moving ahead
<Titan> ::follows:: Why can't the villain just capture us and go
into a lengthy monologue about his plan so we'll know just how to stop
<Star> ACTION> AFTER A FEW MINUTES OF WALKING THEY ARRIVE INSIDE
A CAVE AT THE ENTRANCE OF THE MOUNTAIN WHERE A MASSIVE MAESTRO IS EATING
SOMETHING BARELY COOKED AND OTHER MOLEMEN AND MONSTERS STAND AROUND HIM.
<AmericanDream> ::resumes her slight frown as she looks around::
<AmericanDream> ::looks up at the enormous man:: Doctor Banner?
<Star> Maestro> So, you're the new Avengers? ::finishes his food::
<Goblin> ::hops off the glider and walks towards Maestro, arms extended
outwards:: Maestro! Buddy, pal! Long tiem no see fellow jade one! ::grins::
<Star> Maestro> Haven't gone by that for years... it's Maestro now.
I wouldn't forget.
<Star> ACTION> A LARGE GREY MONSTER GRABS GOBLIN AND SLAMS HIM TO
THE GROUND QUICKLY
<Star> Gobs! ::runs forward before being stopped by a bunch of spear
<Goblin> ::grins maniacally, pulling out a razorbat and stabbign
at the creature's arm::
<Afterburn> ::isnt slightly amused:: Can we go home now?
<Cross> Thought you didn't care, Star. ::leans agains a tree::
<Star> Maestro> You must excuse my bodyguard... he's sorta protective
::grins with huge yellow teeth::
<Star> ACTION> THE RAZORBAT BREAKS ON THE MONSTER'S ARM NOT EVEN
LEAVING A SCRATCH
<Star> Maestro> Why must we get into one of those all out fights?
I'm here to explain what I'm doing. I'm going to save this stinking
<AmericanDream> ::eyes Maestro up and down:: Why the new mantle
if you dont mind my asking D..I mean Maestro? I have read most SHIELD
recrods and there's no explantion..
<Goblin> ::blinks, looking at the bat:: Oh... these are hard to
make. ::glares up at the monster:: Leggo.
<Titan> ::clears his throat:: "Where are the bombs, Maestro? What
is your evil plan?"
<Star> Maestro> ::looks up to the sky:: Better finally make you
<Star> ACTION> THE MONSTER LETS GO OF GOBLIN
<AmericanDream> Save it how? ::looks at him for a moment:: ((Betty..his
<Cross> ::rolls his eyes:: Everybody shut up and let him talk.
<Star> Maestro> I'm going to make everybody as big and strong as
<AmericanDream> ::quirks one of her eyebrowns slightly:: Why would
you do that?
<Goblin> ::mutters under his breath to some of the others:: I wanna
play witht he grey dude whent he fighting breaks out.. ::hears Maestro,
grinning:: Told ya
<AmericanDream> What makes you think everyone wants to look like
<Star> Maestro> I have enough bombs to start hitting countries all
over with my own personal dive bombers... sure Goblin met them... and make
<Star> Meastro> It's not about looks... it's all about survival
<Star> Maestro> the one thing I picked up from Apocalypse... before
I snapped his neck of course. ::laughs:: oh the good ol' days
<Afterburn> ::rocks from leg to leg back and forth:: What exactly
are we here for again?
<AmericanDream> The world may not be perfect..but it's not going
to be any better if you bomb us all with gamma rays sior..
<Cross> ((Interesting... he knows Gobs' name...))
<Goblin> Lemme guess. Once everyone is either dead or a big green
freak like yourself, you'll be in chrage. Conquer the world megalomaniac
<Star> Maestro> Oh... you think I'm just lonely, right?
<AmericanDream> ::frowns:: ((There's a lot I dont understand
about this man..)
<AmericanDream> No..I think you have a motive behind your goals,
as you are quite an intelligent man..
<Star> Maestro> Like I said... I'm saving the world. Been
having nightmares... a big green guy like myself.
<Cross> If everybody's like you and they get angry... no more world.
<Titan> ::strokes his chin::
<AmericanDream> ::frowns:: And what about those you become like
you but dont wish to side with you?
<Star> Maestro> Something's coming... something big and we can't
survive it unless this world is prepared. What better way than this?
<Afterburn> ::sits down:: ((This may take a while))
<Goblin> BLowing the big thing up instead of us maybe? ::smirks::
<Star> Maestro> ::looking frustrated:: I don't care what they want...
unless you want this world gone you have to go by my deciscion!
<Titan> What's coming that's so bad Maestro?
<Star> Maestro> ::taking a large breathe and smiles again:: Having
you follow was a slight... problem.
<AmericanDream> Dictatorshiop isnt going to work..
<Star> Maestro> The End of everything... the end of not just this
world.. but the universe
<AmericanDream> nor are people going to subject to your rule.
Here I thought you were a hero..however..that is obviously far from the
<Star> Maestro> and I'm not going to take over the world after I
bomb everybody... I hate people...
<Goblin> ::looks around, counting how many larger monsters are around::
((Fighting starts... blow stuff up, cave in.. run like hell..)) ::whistles
<Cross> How do you know you're not doing what whatever's coming
wants you to do? Maybe it wants the world to be like you.
<Titan> Could you elaborate? I've heard that a lot in the past.
<Cross> What wouldn't be better than an entire world of Hulks to
<AmericanDream> ::looks around for the gamma bombs while talking
to him:: That's absurb.
<Star> Maestro> Because he wouldn't mind destroying this world...
he hates us. And doesn't want any life on it
<Star> Okay... this is way deep ::sighs::
<Titan> Who is he, Maestro?
<AmericanDream> he? ::looks around still, then nods to Star, mouthing
the words "look for bombs.."::
<Star> ACTION> A LARGE EXPLOSION CRASHES THROUGH THE ENTRANCE AS
A GROUP OF PEOPLE APPEAR BEFORE EVERYBODY... WITH AN ARMORED JESSICA STARK
<Goblin> ::squints at the cave walls and ceiling, looking for any
<Star> Hellion> We're here. The bombs, Banner and we'll let
<Titan> ::sighs and gets a headache::
<Star> MrMarvel> Or you can let me tear you limb from limb ::grins::
<Cross> ::folds his arms on his chest:: Found yourself a new team
to play with, Jessica?
<Goblin> Oh great.. ::glances back at Hellion:: You're kiddin' me.
<AmericanDream> ::frowns:: well well..it's the Great Fake Avengers..
<Star> Hellion> ::ignores Cross and Goblin:: The rest of you may
<Star> Pixie> ::fires a small stingerblast at Dream's feet:: I'd
watch your mouth Blondie
<AmericanDream> I think you'd best watch yourself girlie.
You play childish games. I dont care who gets credit for this.
<Star> Maestro> Why am I always caught between you spandex types!
Destroy all of them... they're here to hinder the plan!
<Cross> ::looks around:: Looks like you'll get your fight, Gobs...
just won't be with who you thought it'd be... you can still go after the
grey guy if you want.
<Star> ACTION> ALL THE MONSTERS AND MOLEMEN CHARGE AT BOTH TEAMS
<Goblin> ::slips his hands inside his cape, charging up a couple
bombs:: Nahh.. prefer this to be handled by someone who knows what they're
<Star> ::hops up:: Oh great...!
<Titan> ::mutters under his breath::
<AmericanDream> ::shoots a quick glance at Hellion:: look we gotta
work together..::aims discs at the monsters in a volley::
<Afterburn> ::slaps his forehead:: Figures i'd have to work
<Goblin> ::turns, hurling the two bombs at the grey monster that
attacked him before:: Rematch!
<AmericanDream> remember your training Star! And be careful1
<Cross> ::mutters and starts sending flame blasts around him, trying
to make his way to the gamma bombs::
<Star> ACTION> MR. MARVEL PICKS UP A LARGE MONSTER WITH EASE AND
THROWS IT INTO SOME MOLEMEN WHILE THE GOBLIN'S BOMBS ANGER THE GRAY MONSTER
<Star> yes, ObiWan! ::kicks a moleman in the head and does a backflip
over an attacking one::
<Star> Pyre> ::flies in and starts torching some molemen:: Yee haw!
<Goblin> Come on! ::starts laughing, speeding around the monster
as fast as he can:: ((Hope he's as slow as he looks.))
<Star> ACTION> ANTMAN BELTS GOBLIN IN THE HEAD
<Afterburn> ::looks at Antman and shakes his head:: Did i ever mention
i hate bugs?
<Star> Antman> Whoops.. thought you were one of them ::laughs as
he kicks one of the molemen out of the way::
<Cross> ::looks from team to team then to the monsters, molemen
then nods to Maestro:: You want people to be like you... ::heads over to
the gamma bombs:: Let's make us all like you.
<Titan> ::concentrates on maestro:: Can't we talk this over? We're
both reasonable, intelligent men.
<Goblin> Fragging..! ::falls off his glider:: Squash you like a
freakin'..! Ah! ::hops back on his glider, and flies around the monster::
SHouldn't you be guarding the body of your master?
<Star> ACTION> VISION PHASES HIMSELF THROUGH THE ATTACKS AND APPEARS
IN FRONT OF AMERICAN DREAM
<Star> Vision> You are Captain America's offspring, correct?
<Goblin> INstead of trying to crush mine? ::grins, hopping off the
glider and trying to land on the monsters back, wrapping his arms around
<Star> Vision> Drops the green hood over his head to reveal himself::
<AmericanDream> ::takes a step back and blinks:: The Vision?
::nods quickly and aims another volley at some molemen::
<Star> ACTION> THE WHOLE CAVERN IS GETTING FILLED WITH ATTACKING
MONSTERS AND MOLEMEN AS BOTH TEAMS ARE FIGHTING HARD
<Cross> Nobody move... or I toast us all. ::prepares to fire a a
flame blast at the gamma bombs::
<Star> ACTION> STAR IS KNOCKED INTO THE AIR AND LANDS ON CROSS AS
THEY BOTH GO TUMBLING OFF INTO A DARKER CAVERN AND LAND ON SOMETHING HARD.
<Star> ouch! ack... ::blinks:: you okay?
<Titan> ::shakes his head:: I understand why you prefered to go
it alone Maestro, but what about this alien threat?
<Star> I can't see anything... where are we?
<Star> ACTION> MAESTRO PICKS UP TITAN
<Goblin> ::tosses a few bombs off at some approaching molemen, keeping
his grip on the grey monster:;
<Star> Maestro> Grail... that's his name... and he'll be here soon!
<Cross> ::nods and gets up, picking Star up off him:: I dunno...
::forms a small flame around his fist::
<Afterburn> ::looks at maestro:: Hey buddy, what the hell are you
<Titan> Well. . thank you. . You can put me down now, sir
<Star> ACTION> CROSS AND STAR FIND THEMSELVES IN A ROOM WITH THE
REAL GAMMA BOMBS... AND A TICKER DOWN TO 1 MINUTE.
<AmericanDream> ::aims several discs at the monster that Gob's is
attacking:: What are you here for Vision?
<Star> Vision> I am here with the rest of the Champions.
<Goblin> Ack! Discs ain't gonna hurt him! ::tries to make sure he
doesn't get used as a shield::
<AmericanDream> ::eyes narrow as she attacks again:: Why not the
<Star> ::gasps after seeing the bombs:: This is SO not nova..
<Cross> I suggest you leave... I'm willing to go up with the island
if it stops the world from being nuked...
<Star> ************TO BE CONTINUED********