05-16-11, 05:35 PM #6381
The blade just skimmed the shoulder of his MS. He then skid his dagger down the side of the beam katana, the enemy moved its hand before Rico can take it out, but he at least got the katana. The enemy quickly drew its dagger to strike at Rico, he blocked it by grabbing just below the inside of the enemy's elbow. He with his other dagger stabbed the enemy MS right above its "thigh", a weak spot, the enemy saw it coming, he missed by 2 feet. The enemy MS then smashed itself into his, with a blade hidden aimed just below his cockpit, Rico blocked it at the cost of his MS's forearm. He self-destructed both of his MS's forearms to take out the enemy's daggers, and that act destroyed both of their remaining weaponry, all have been either destroyed or incapacitated. He was then kicked right below the center of gravity and his MS was knocked to its knees. The enemy charged at him for another kick, he then rammed his MS's head right into the enemy's cockpit, then scraped upwards with the blade tip at the top of his helmet. The enemy in retaliation kicked his MS square in the cockpit hard, both MS fell backwards, incapacitated. He punched the ejection button, his cockpit flew right out of his MS, he then quickly pressed another to turn his cockpit into fragments. The enemy stepped out of the cockpit, Rico had his pistol ready, and while in the air, gave the enemy two in the center of mass and one between the eyes, himself falling hard, he braced the fall by kicking away from the enemy's disabled MS, changing his vector, and he summersaulted until his stopped.
"Stop!" a powerful voice filled with authority roared. Rico removed his helmet and snapped into attention. His "enemy" got up and follow suit, he only shot his "enemy" with paint rounds.
"Do you know how much that prototype cost?!" the voice roared again, it was his Commanding Officer, Royal Admiral Johann Faust.
"Sir, no sir!" he stood perfectly still,
"More then you can count on your fingers and toes in millions, and what, its the 5th one this week? I didn't ask for battle of total annihilation Mr. Romano, I asked for you to test the knew experimental prototypes" he turned to his enemy and said, "that applies to you as well Ms. Ibanez!"
Rico and Katrina didn't dare exchange looks.
Admiral Faust then barked again,
"It might be exhilarating for the visiting dignitaries, and it might be an outlet for you two to setting your petty little disputes, but that is military property you hear me?!"
"Sir, yes sir!"
"DO YOU HEAR ME?!"
"SIR YES SIR!"
"Your job is to help gather battle data, this is not the Colosseum and you two ain't gladiators, is that clear?!"
"SIR YES SIR!"
They then walked out of the arena and when they were out of earshot, the Admiral smiled and said,
"Good job, both of you, that was a real good battle, drinks on me tonight,"
"Thank your sir," Rico replied, he was honestly exhausted, but he couldn't show it in front of Katrina, especially after a victory.
Rico then said to her after Faust left,
"21 wins, 20 losses and 57 ties for me so far,"
He smiled and patted her shoulder and said,
"There is always next time eh?"
05-17-11, 03:44 PM #6382
"Wow" is all I could say
"We begin production this coming week." Garret said
He was the lead director on the hurricane project.
"They're beautiful, but why exactly is it that you didn't simply copy ours?" I asked
We continued walking past the first dozen prototype mech suits that the Obisidian foundries had built.
"You see, the technology that actually makes your team's mechs work is unique, one of a kind. We can't replicate it, not for a while." he said
"Why is that?" I asked
"They won't tell me." he said
We continued talking as we got up on the catwalks that ran across the top of the underground foundries. "so those are the pilots?" I said pointing to rows and rows of simulators.
"Yup, we are scaling everything up for full production. First were going to place them in the Obsidian defense fleet in order to solidify our defense. then were going to scale up production with new factories and deliver to the rebel forces in general." he said
We walked towards the hangar.
"So where are the others? I was expecting to be able to meet the other members of the Solitude." he said
"Off on a mission." I said
"A rebel mission?" he asked
"I wish. Politics." I said "That's why I'm here."
"So long as they pay my salary, I'm fine with politicians bickering." he said
"Its when they get guns involved that the problems start." I said
"All in the name of defense."
"Its always in the name of defense. You can't make a machine to destroy countless lives and say that it is somehow "saving" them." I said
"Well, its been an interesting discussion, but I must go now." I said
We exchanged goodbyes and I climbed back into the wraith and powered it up.
"How's it look down there?" Kim said
"It looks like were in business." I said
"Were gonna need a full debrief when you get back." she said
I powered up the engines and took off.
05-19-11, 10:10 AM #6383
"Wow, they're really good." Adder said
The video of the two prototypes facing off against each other was what was on tv at the moment.
"Yah, we had a guy on the inside that took this footage." I said
"Executioners?" Adder said
"New ones." I said
"Damn" Adder said
"Hopefully we wont need to take them on for a while." Kim said
"That's the plan." captain Rosenthal said
"I'd rather face them sooner rather then later." Kent said
"Yah, I agree." I said
05-19-11, 05:15 PM #6384
A group four men walked up to him and Katrina, three were wearing full military uniform. two were Magistrates, with four stars on their shoulders, one was a Royal Palace Guard, a Brigadier-General, and the man in front of them was wearing a simple suit and tie. Rico and Katrina snapped into a salute,
"At ease, Earl Kenzo Gottwald, House of Lords," the man in the suit said, he then pointed to the men behind him, "Lord Brigadier-General Walter of the Royal Palace Guard, General Sir Willford and General Sir Lunge of His Majesty's Magistrates,"
Katrina looked at him, Rico then realized he undone half of his flight suit, he fixed his attire and said,
"Royal Rear Admiral Sir Rico di Romano, Stardust Experimental Test Squadron,"
"Royal Rear Admiral Dame Katrina Ibanez, Octavian Experimental Test Squadron,"
"Two of the youngest flag officers in Royal Executioner history, its an honor," the Earl said,
"My lord, the honor is all ours, we are at your service,"
"Have you two seen any combat?" the Royal Palace Guard said,
"No sir, we are test pilots," Katrina said,
"Well what you are about to receive is not much of a combat deployment, but it is a very important mission, you and your squadrons are to protect Prince Balder, son of Duke Gudrun of Sakurras on his tour of the outer colonies, you won't be deployed with MS, you will form his personal protection unit, your are qualified in Close Quarters Protection aren't you?"
"Sir, of course,"
"There will be other Royal Palace Guard and Royal Executioner units, but the young prince insisted on people his age as his personal bodyguards, and the Excalibur Experimental Test Wing - you guys, is the only unit that fits that criteria,"
"I'm honored sir,"
"You should be, it is an honor to guard a member of the Royal Family, and you will be treated well during your mission, better than you can imagine, there shouldn't be any trouble, there will be units already in place and they swept the area, but never let your guard down and be vigilant,"
"Yes sir, but we aren't the commanding officers of the squadrons, we are merely the XOs,"
"We know that, I have informed your COs, they will be accompanying the guard unit, but not as personal guards, they will be with the main security force,"
"No, it have been decided, I know you two think that you are too fresh for the mission, having never seen combat and been deployed on an actual mission, I agree with you, but it is the prince's orders and you will have to live up to the mandate, you two are Royal Executioners, not mama's little boy or daddy's little girl anymore, you are Royal Executioners, start acting like it,"
05-20-11, 11:01 AM #6385
05-20-11, 11:03 AM #6386
Hey shogun, any chance I am gonna get involved with that plotline or do you wanna just keep it as your own character's?
05-20-11, 11:09 AM #6387
The mech in front of me exploded in a shower of sparks.
"Got your back." adder said
"Much appreciated" I said, I pulled out my knife and stabbed it through the cockpit of another enemy mech.
We were over Terilios several miles from the Holian outpost.
"Shit there's a lot of fire." I said as hundreds of shots were fired from the group of enemy mechs, most of them pinging off the armor.
A red siren went off for a second as I took a hit.
"Tori!" I heard Kent say
"I'm fine, it only took off the armor on the shoulder, Cade, you ready?" I said
Cade replied "Clearing the way"
He fired to massive anti proton beams at the group, destroying half a dozen and openning up a hole.
"Deploying phased particle array" I said,
I rolled corkscrewed to avoid enemy fire and then deployed my wings, opening up their clamshell like feathers, firing!" I said
The massive beam hit right in the center of their formation, taking out another two.
Only six were left, but before I could recover and engage in close combat they fell back. A white beacon lit up in the sky.
"They surrendered" Kent said
"Too bad" I replied
"Comeon, Tori, I know its our job but killing people isn't a sport." Adder said
05-20-11, 03:49 PM #6388
05-20-11, 03:58 PM #6389
"There is no room for error on this mission, none at all, do I make myself clear?"
"Sir yes sir!"
The Earl then said after a long silence,
"We know you can do your job properly, we have seen your combat tests, you are all capable warriors, I know Royal Executioners are not bodyguards, but you have been trained as such and as Royal Executioners, warriors of the Empire, you must be ready for any mission at a moment's notice, you have to be just as deadly even if you are in your underwear, it won't be a tough mission, more of an R&R then a mission in fact, but it is a combat deployment nonetheless and you are protecting a very important VIP, never let your guard down,"
"We understand sir,"
General Sir Lunge said,
"You and your squadron have 24 hours before deployment, you will take the shuttle at this time of day tomorrow to an unspecified location to escort his highness,"
"Understood, we are proud to serve,"
05-23-11, 07:18 PM #6390
05-23-11, 07:35 PM #6391
"Alright, so here's the preliminary, the target is prince Balder." Kim said
"The duke's son?" i interrupted
She glared at me "yes, as I was saying, that's the mission. We have the location."
"Which is?" Adder said
"Not for you to know." she said
"Right..." Kent said
"What else, method? tools? publicity?" I asked
"Its a free for all." she said
"you mean I can do whatever I like?" I said
"Whatever we like." cade corrected
"sweet, oh yah, what are the guards like?" I asked
"Light, normal militia and guards." Kim said
"Alright, sounds like fun."
"Shouldn't we come up with the plan?" Adder asked
"Okay, you three cover me, Ill blow him up and get the girl." I said jokingly
"What girl?" he replied
"Its a planet, there's gotta be at least a few down there." I said
I got up.
"Where are you going?" he asked
"To the armory, this is gonna be fun." I replied
Kim sighed dissapointingly
05-24-11, 02:26 PM #6392
05-24-11, 02:33 PM #6393
"We gave the operation details to your commander, best of luck and god speed," the Earl said,
"Thank you sir," Rico and Katrina snapped into a Royal Executioner salute and said in unison, "Glory to the Holy Black Hole Empire,"
"Glory to the Holy Black Hole Empire," the others returned.
They then went their separate ways.
05-24-11, 03:05 PM #6394
Okay, I'm guessing the setting will be set in a futuristic city, flying cars stuff like that?
05-24-11, 03:58 PM #6395
05-24-11, 04:17 PM #6396
Adder, Cade, Kent, and I were in the armory.
"Here we go." I said, I picked up the envelope.
"Give it here" Kent said excitedly
He tore it open.
"Alright, mission: elimination, blah blah blah, yadda yadda yadda. Commander... Cade" Kent said
"Damn." Adder said
"Yes!" Cade exclaimed "Finally"
"bunch of horse..." I said softly
"What was that?" Cade said
"Nothing herr oberstlieutenent." I said giving him the most half assed salute I could.
"Who's the secondary?" Adder asked
"Sutori." he said
"Yes!" I exclaimed
"Double damn." Adder said
"Alright, were arriving... it doesn't say." Kent said giving the top secret document another look through.
"Might as well start packing up." I said
"Okay, here's how I think we should go through this, you three get the standard nanoshell armor, I'll take the heavy lift one." Cade said
"Sounds good. We should each take the roles were familiar with." I said
"Right." Adder said "Tori, you'll be the light assault element, Kent will be the heavy assault element, Cade will take the heavy support and I'll take light support." he finished
"Sounds good with me" I said
"Seconded" Kent said
"Same here." Cade agreed
"Lets get packing." I said
"Here, Adder, take my obsidian rail rifle, you can use it better then I can." I said handing it to him from the rack.
"Ah sick, you know how much I've wanted this." Adder said looking over the thing like it was a christmas gift.
"I want it back...in one piece." I said
"no guarantees" he replied
"Actually, I think Adder should take a pack mule nanoshell." I said
"What?" he replied
"Well you and Cade are going to be staying back, you don't need to have absurd mobility to do your jobs." I said
I pulled out one of the large backpacks for Adder's nanoshell, you could fit a body in there.
"Okay Kent, find me some climbing equipment pullies, motors, realy nice rope, the whole nine yards." I said "Were gonna fit that and some Electronics in this pack for Adder to lug around."
I pulled out a drawer and picked out the dual A-9's. Kent saw me "hey wait a second, I want to use those." he said
"Hey, you have a rifle right? Anyways, I can actually use these as a primary weapon. I love these things, anti proton projectiles multi jacketed with a force field, the second it hits something the forcefield opens at the front like a door. Anti protons come into contact with matter and they burn through it like a hot knife through butter."
"Wait, they're not gonna go nuclear on us are they?" Adder asked
"Nope, not unless you seriously f*ck around with them, they have tiny, miniscule amounts of anti matter." I replied
I put them into holsters and strapped them around my nanoshell which was on a manicine on the wall for storage.
"Lets see, a picklock, my plasma torch." I said holding it up
They gave me a weird look.
"Hey, you never know when it may come in handy" I said putting it into the smaller pack on my nanosuit.
We spent the rest of the night deciding who gets what and what was necessary and what wasn't.
05-24-11, 05:57 PM #6397
Patience You will know soon enough, just need a little more time to think and plan
05-24-11, 06:38 PM #6398
Fed, I know two animes that you will probably like, both very different from Gundam. They are plot-based animes, with a lot of character development and thinking. I saved you the trouble of looking them up ( might find spoilers ), and will just give you a brief summary of each.
Eden of the East
On November 22, 2010 ten missiles strike Japan. However, this unprecedented terrorist act, later to be called as "Careless Monday," does not result in any apparent victims, and is soon forgotten by almost everyone. Then, 3 months later... Saki Morimi is a young woman currently in the United States of America on her graduation trip. But just when she is in front of the White House, Washington DC, she gets into trouble, and only the unexpected intervention of one of her fellow countrymen saves her. However, this man, who introduces himself as Akira Takizawa, is a complete mystery. He appears to have lost his memory. and he is stark naked, except for the gun he holds in one hand, and the mobile phone he's holding with the other hand. A phone that is charged with 8,200,000,000 yen in digital cash.
Kenzou Tenma, a Japanese brain surgeon in Germany, had it all: incredible skill at his work, a rich and beautiful fiancee, and a promising career at his hospital. However, after becoming disenchanted by hospital politics, he chose to save the life of a young boy who got shot in the head over the life of the mayor. As a result he lost the support of the hospital director, as well as his position in the hospital and his fiance. A short time later, the hospital director and the doctors that replaced him were murdered, and once again he was catapulted back onto the top. But as the chief suspect of the murders, Tenma did not get a easy life. As a matter of fact, it seems that the boy he saved was much more than he had appeared to be... Now to clear his name and to correct his past mistake, Tenma must get to the bottom of these and other murders, and investigate the truth of the Monster who is behind all of this.
05-24-11, 10:52 PM #6399
"A howitzer!?" rosenthal exclaimed
"A little one" I said
"And does Cade now about this?!" Kim said
"Yah, he's the one that's carrying the son of a bitch." I said
"Why?!" was all Rosenthal could stutter out
"Because, it a shit load of firepower, thats why." I said
"All it takes is a bullet." Kim said
"What happens when he gets whisked off in an armored car? Look, they will be guided Two-tone shells, Cade's working on the programming and I'm gonna have to cannabalize some parts from the NZ1." I said
She sighed "fine fine, I just want this son of a bitch dead."
05-25-11, 06:51 PM #6400
Rico strapped himself in to the bench. The shuttle took off quickly and went into cloak. He took off his helmet and spun it in his hands. It was a strange mission, they were deployed with almost no instruction. They were told to get plenty to eat and a good rest, and only bring with them their flight suits, everything else will be provided, they will come without their squadron COs. That and what the Earl told them are all that they know. It was a real hush-hush operation. They remained completely silent, those were their instructions until they meet with his highness. Rico lead his head back and decided to get a little shut-eye....
Someone shook him gently, he didn't respond. Then he was shook violently and he woke right away. Katrina is standing in front of him, and hauled him to his feet and motioned impatiently for him to hurry up. They exited the shuttle and walked down a dimly lit corridor. It was a sketchy place, for lack of a better term. They didn't walk, so much as float. The artificial gravity is either damaged or off. The walked down the one way corridor and reached a room, a dark room. The lights turned on, there were three men standing before them in masks, the men showed them the Royal Seal, they knelt down and bowed their heads. The man in front said,
"Please rise, we have been expecting you," they stood up, and the man motioned to 10 wine glasses on a table, "please, have a drink,"
They went over as told and took a glass and drank it, Rico drank the entire cup and then blacked-out. They were drugged....
Rico woke up in a dark room, on the floor. His body is numb and he can't call upon his strength, his mind is now clear at least, even though he have a slight headache. He looked around, everyone else was lying beside him in a row and his helmet is right beside his head. He then looked up, the silhouette of the three men were three in front of him. The one in the middle snapped his fingers and the lights turned on. They then took off their masks and the one in the middle said calmly,
"My apologies that we have to do this to you, it was necessary,"
"How the hell is any of this fucking necessary!" Rico exclaimed angrily,
"Listen, it is a beyond top-secret operation," he then threw the Royal Seal by Rico's feet and said, "it is also a lesson, the Royal Seal means nothing if you opt in on this mission,"
He then continued,
"You will no longer serve this Empire, this Royal Seal, but her royal highness Princess Audrey,"
"The youngest daughter of the King?"
"Yes, that is correct, if you chose to accept this mission, you will serve Princess Audrey, and you will swear your life and loyalty to her,"
"Why should we do that?" Ace challenged,
"Because our country is broken," a girl about their age walked in the room, dressed in plain civilian clothes, but they instantly recognized her, she was...
"Your highness," they all said, then one of the men said,
"Your highness, you shouldn't be here,"
"No, I wanted to show them I trust them,"
"Please, Roberto, let me do this,"
"As you wish, your highness,"
Rico spoke first asking,
"Why, your highness do you wish for us to disown the king?"
"No,, thats not it, I wish for you to disown the bureaucrats and Royal Orders from the King," She paused, took a deep breath and then said, "The members of parliament, advisors, senators, and all the other bureaucrats are deceiving my father, feeding him false information,"
They were frozen with shock
"They feed him merry news that are opposite of what is reality, they put on a show, they took all power for themselves and abused it," she then said sadly, "I wandered out of the palace once by accident...and saw things..."
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