Post by Fleet Admiral on Aug 25, 2016 18:20:42 GMT
The Chase Begins
The screech of tires on the road could be heard as a black armored vehicle tore through downtown, the symbol of the vehicle was that of the Neo Shinsengumi. The night had barely started and already these guys were up and about. This means for the city of Nagasaki this is going to be a long night. "The police dispatch recieved a call about a man on fire kicking the crap out of some sketchy characters in a bar. It's our only lead on the suspect as of yet since he got here so lets follow it." explained Commander Newgate before the armored vehicle came to screeching stop.
The team bursted out of their truck and then they fell in step behind their Commander, he eventually motioned for them to split up while he talked to the police on the scene. Walking towards them he recognized the smell of burnt flesh and saw smoke. He walked a little closer to see a charred body on the pavement below a broken a window. One of the detectives walked over to explain their findings. He sighed then said "These men apparently all wanted criminals with connections to the Yakuza. Witnesses say the suspect approached them they pulled a shiny mettalic object which he dodged like ninja as the witnesses say. Then afterwards it was mess of screams and flames. They claim to have missed his escape because they were busy fleeing from the scene."
"They claim? Are you saying the witnesses are lying?" Asked the Commander.
"Since so far his targets had only been criminals more or less public opinion is in his favor atleast somewhat."
As the group fanned out to search the scene Suzaku found something odd with his augmented reality vision and scanners. It marked scorch marks up the side of one of buidlings. He radioded his commander with his bionics like a form of telepathy between the team. Commander scorch marks going up the side of the builiding could be he is moving from rooftop to rooftop now.
"Well detective we must move on further with our investigation you know how to contact us should you find anything important." said Commander Newgate abruptly ending the conversation. The team fell in behind him once more and the moved towards another building to follow the trail. They only moved faster news vans arrived in time only to see them enter a building at a hurried pace possibly to not have to give a statement. In another part of town
In a hotel room one of Raikou's companions Leonardo Sforza was flipping through news channels to find anything on the target. Raikou and his brother were busy elsewhere searching the darker place in town as the target is known to appear and raise hell in these places. Then he saw a news report on an incident involving a man on fire and charred bodies at a bar in one of those locations in the city. His hand quickly went to an untraceable phone to his left as he stood up and grabbed his sword to his right. He called Raikou and explained the situation giving him the location of the bar.
He was preparing to leave when Raikou called back and said "Make sure to keep watching for more information we're gonna need it to catch this guy."
With a sigh Leo asked "Why are you making me stay here while you guys are out there?"
"That's because your sword it too gigantic to unnoticed or be wrapped up and mistaked as probably a practice sword." Raikou replied.
With a frustrated sigh he sat back down on the coach setting down his sword and continued watching the news.
Haatelis watched from the shadows as the armored cars pulled up to the bar, watched the men streaming out of them and into the building. To him they were nothing more than insects scuttling along the ground. Briefly Haatleis considered slaughtering them all but these men meant nothing to him. His sole purpose was to find the M-Gene carrier that everyone was talking about. Haatelis was sure he could recruit them for the Angelus Immortalis; a group of pro gene-carrier rebels. The M-Gene carrier in question should make an excellent addition the Angelus Immortalis. Haatelis was tugged back to reality by a hail of questions from a sharp eyed reporter. "Hello, can i ask you a few questions about what happened at the bar? Why are you wearing such a heavy cloak?" In that very instant he decided that maybe those insects were worth the time. His hand shot out from his heavy leather cloak and closed around the reporters mouth. Wordlessly Haatelis dragged the unfortunate reporter deeper into the ally-way. When they see the lights from the news vans he threw the woman to the ground. Haatelis finally spoke to the now sobbing woman.
"Tell me everything you know about what happened here. I want to know everything!" he shouted. The cloak fell away to and she could see the dull glint of iron chains. "P-P-Please! Please! dont hurt me! I'll tell you everything! We got a call about a flaming man who was fighting with some thugs! P-P-Please spare meeeee!" Haatelis raised his arm and flicked out a scythe, holding its base in his hand. He smiled and the unfortunate woman and brought the sickle down into her face. He raised his hand and repeated the process again and again, laughing gleefully. After a few minutes her mangled corpse lost its fun. Haatelis pulled her flesh away in long strips and swallowed them. The pounding in his skull receded and Haatelis stood, licking the gore from his fingers. He donned his cloak again and strode off into the night.
"The night is full of horrors" Chun hua said as she was watching the news, where a vigilante murdered several people in a very uncommon way. Japan gave an ominous feeling to her ever since she arrived, but this now proved just how dangerous the place was. she then noticed something on the TV: "that place...isnt that just a few blocks away?!" she equipped herself with most of her arsenal, donned a black version of her outfit and stormed out of her place, as she was getting closer and closer to the location her enhanced senses started to pick onto something in particular... "fresh blood?! did the vigilante came back to the location? that wouldnt make any sense!" she stepped up her rythm and got to the scene in no time. "this isnt good, i wasnt prepared for yet another M-gene user to show up, i must be careful if i follow the scent..." she immediately left the scene as the scent was getting away...
Post by Fleet Admiral on Aug 27, 2016 17:32:59 GMT
The NSG were now on the roof of the building investigating the scorch marks up the side of the building which led them to another mark but this one was circular but facing another building. One of the members scanned the scorch mark and reported what he concluded. “This mark was created a by a burst of flame like the individual took off, but citizens would have noticed a flaming arc in the sky and since didn’t receive such a tip we can only assume he used this to hop to the the next building and possibly so forth. Either way all of us following this trail on foot. would be inefficient.” he explained.
Commander Newgate then commanded “Law and Entei shall follow this trail and update use with your findings. Everyone else we shall follow on the road in the truck. Move!”
Raikou and Damon
Raikou and Damon took a shortcut to the bar but as they came jogging down the alley Raikou noticed something or rather someone. As he got closer he began to make out was it was a dead body. He created a small ball of electricity in his hand to provide some light and placed it near the body.
“Do think that flame guy did this?” Damon asked.
“No I don’t see any sign of burns. Of course he could have just found something and stabbed the woman but this is the work of an expert with blade. There were never any reports of the flame guy using blades.” Raikou explained.
“Should we go after whoever did this?”
“No or at least not yet we have to save our the Murasame Temple first.”
The pair then continued down the alley until they reached the edge of it and saw all the police cars and news vans. One of the news crews looked very puzzled, Raikou didn’t know the dead woman in the alley was a reporter. But his attention was focused when three members of the Neo Shinsengumi including the Commander appeared and entered their vehicle.
“Damon we have to follow that truck they’re good at this kind of thing, we’re not.” Raikou whispered. Damon nodded back. The pair crept around the edge of the scene until they were on the sidewalk. The NSG transport roared onto the street and drove off. Raikou and Damon raced to keep up with it subtly using their abilities to try and keep up. But then the van seemed to slow down a bit which for the duo was odd. However the truck was simply following Entei and Law from the ground.
Haatelis broke into a run and and took turns down alleyways at random. His mind was a mess of conflicting voices and emotions. Vaguely he smelled other M-Gene users further back. His instinctual reaction was to turn back and fight, his broken mind instead forced him to run. A long game of hide and seek would be much more fun than an outright fight.
As Chun Hua began getting closer to the target the air felt a lot more dense, the bloodlust comming from his direction was even easier to track than the smell of blood in his body
"perhaps it would be more sensible to turn around, i dont think i can reason with such an entity..."
but beyond reasoning or anything else chun felt a very real chill run down her spine that made her take that decision, instead she went back full throttle as new people had gathered on the scene, barely a few seconds after she arrived she saw two people slowly chasing a truck
"perhaps they know something, might as well follow them"
Entei and Law proceeded using their powers to go from roof to roof following the trail of scorch circles. While on the road the NSG transport was still following while being followed by Raikou and Damon who were now being tailed by Chung Hua.
Inside the transport Harada received a message to the built in computer in his bionics. He reported to the Commander. “Some traffic cams say were are being tailed by two guys one trailing electricity.”
Commander Newgate commanded. “Turn the van around, they may be accomplices of this fire individual.” He then sent a message to Entei and Law that the rest of the team will be engaging foes but they are to continue their assignment. The tires of the vehicle screeched as the armored vehicle performed a u turn. The driver floored the vehicle back down the street cutting off Raikou and Damon. The three remaining members of NSG exiting through the back of the vehicle drawing their blades.
“Don’t go anywhere, you are wanted for questioning in connection with the flaming individual and suspicious activity.” Commander Newgate barked.
“Crap what do we do!?” Damon asked Raikou. Raikou gave him the ‘why are you asking me look’. The NSG malevolently walked forward, the duo in response undid the wrappings on their weapons while they began to back up. They couldn’t afford to be taken now, if they were they would likely never catch the flaming guy and they had to do so themselves.
The red light district of town a place where your wildest dreams fantasies can become a euphoric reality. However on this night Daiki Otani is having more of a frustrating nightmare. In the exclusive VIP room of one of the finest gentlemen’s clubs in town, a night fun is about to be ruined by more bad news. “WHO IN THE F*CK IS THIS @sshole!!!” Daiki shouted towards two grunts in his posse.
The two men that gave the report to Daiki look like they have been to hell and back. Their faces partially burned while their designer suits look like they have been through a meat grinder. The smell of mildly burnt flesh began to fill the room slowly like the scent from an essence candle. The two men were shaking at the knees, one of them started to wet themselves out of fear.
They know how volatile Daiki can be at times, and then Daiki got up close; looking at both of them dead in the eyes. “That was nearly a quarter of a million dollars in product, now it’s up in smoke…..you two….get out!!…GET THE F*CK OUT RIGHT NOW!!! BEFORE KICK YOUR TEETH SO FAR DOWN YOUR THROAT, YOU’LL NEED TO SHOVE A TOOTHBRUSH UP YOUR ASS TO BRUSH’EM!!!!” The two of them didn’t even think twice about getting out of there, rushing out the room in the blink of an eye. Daiki grabbed his cell and starting to make a call to other members of his clique.
Across town in a small local nightclub, the group of Kaya, Senichi, Goro, and Sanami were playing a game of pool. The nightclub would usually be packed with patrons ready to have a good time, but not tonight. Since this establishment was under Daiki's group protection, anyone in his main clique could just roll up and tell everyone to get lost. “Looks like it’s going to be my win Senichi” Kaya said with a sly grin on her face. Senichi could only sigh in disgust “Ugh… it appears that way, didn’t you were so damn good” Kaya readied her shot and easily knocked the 8-ball into the corner pocket. “Well Senichi guess I’ll get my reward now, that bottle of Hennessy on the top self-please;” Kaya told Senichi in a playful manner.
Senichi let out another sigh and walked toward the bar. Meanwhile Kaya’s phone began to ring; she pulled it out of pocket and saw it was Daiki on the ID. She answered only to hear a shouting Daiki rattle her ear drums. “KAYA!!, PUT ME ON THE SPEAKER RIGHT NOW!! Kaya replied in irate fashion “GODDAMNIT DAIKI!!! YOU HAVE TO SHOUT IN MY DAMN EARS!” Kaya put the phone on speaker so everyone could hear and set it on the pool table. Daiki began shouting through the phone once more. “THIS FIERY SON OF A BITCH TOOK DOWN ANOTHER ONE OF MY DRUG HOUSES!! THIS HAS GONE ON LONG ENOUGH!! AT FIRST IT WAS JUST HIM, NOW WE GOT THE NSG AND OTHER M-GENE USERS STICKING THEIR NOSES AROUND MY TURF!! I WANT HIM BROUGHT TO ME BY DAWN, DEAD OR ALIVE, I DON’T CARE IF YOU GUYS HAVE TO TAKE THE WHOLE CITY HOSTAGE! JUST GET HIM TO ME! After Daiki’s enraged order he hung up the phone.
“Well now it looks like we are going to have more fun than we expected tonight” Sanami said to the others given them her usually sadistic grin. Senichi and Goro agreed, but Kaya was off thinking to herself for a moment. “This burning man could he be the answer I’m looking for to break this case wide open.” Senichi then walked over to Kaya to get her attention. “Kaya hello, were getting ready to take off.” Kaya quickly snapped out of it and gave a shaky reply. “Oh uhh sorry Senichi right behind you;” Senichi used his unorthodox shadow powers cloaking the four of them in a veil of darkness causing them to vanish from the bar without a trace. The four of them would reappear in dark alley way not far from the where the latest victim of the burning man was seen.
There was the smell of flesh spilled blood in the air, Kaya was somewhat disturbed by the scent, but Sanami was highly intrigued and wanted to see the source. It didn’t take her long to find it; a woman completely slaughtered. “What the f-“Kaya said in disbelief of what she was seeing. However Sanami was a totally different story, totally fascinated by the mangled corpse “This is amazing! Truly spectacular!! The splatter along the walls, her entrails split open forming something that looks like a rose, the clean separation of bone and sinew. Her skull completely ventilated, the cold steel of the blade penetrating her soft warm flesh over and over and over again. Just the thought of witnessing something like that in person makes me…AHHHHHHH!!!!” Sanami’s cheeks were flushed and she started panting trying to catch her breath “Definitely…..10 out of 10.” Kaya was blushing while Senichi just merely shook his head at what he just witnessed.
He looked down on the ground and noticed that they and whoever did this to the woman weren’t the only ones that passed through her. Senichi when over to Sanami who was getting back to her senses; “OK Sanami, you adorable little sadist you, we have to get a move on. “ Sanami looked at him a shook her head in agreement and said to him “You’re right, my soul mate couldn’t have gotten far”. The group gathered around Senichi once more and just like before vanished in a veil of darkness.
The group then reappeared further along the trail other M-Gene users had followed. They noticed that the NSG had cornered two men. Kaya tried to analyze the situation that stood before them.” Could one of those two be the man on fire we have been chasing?” We’ll never know till we start hitting things!! Sanami shouted. “As they say the enemy of my enemy” Senichi added. Goro who as usual was mostly silent the entire time felt his hunger for battle began to rise. Activating his M-Gene powers his body quickly morphed into his titanium form. He rushed towards the NSG like a juggernaut with step causing the ground to shake beneath him. The others followed behind, though Kaya believed they needed a better strategy, but she also knew their options were limited. Sometimes just hitting things can get you the results you want.
Chun noticed the arrival of even more people on the scene, and they werent just there to observe, one began a quick transformation into a metallic form and the other one followed without flinching
"i cant let the NSG nor these people take my only lead towards the vigilante, one seems to be an enhancer type like me but i dont know about the girl,she just reeks of killing intent... those two below look like they can take care of themselves, i must separate these two here first"
Chun took a smoke bomb out of her dimensional band (which ironically had the Fen-Xi logo) and threw it at the couple, in the smoke she lounged herself as fast as she could with a tackle towards the metallic man, she also enhanced her skin and internal organs in order to match the mass of her opponent.
at this point the people below surely would have noticed the fight on the rooftops, would that girl join his partner and fight her? or would she follow their original plan? Chun was betting on the latter...
Commander Newgate and the two NSG bore down on the two individuals only to have their attention turned to another m gene user who was seemingly cloaked in metal. Newgate’s eyepatch glowed red as he was about to fire his eyebeam except the juggernaut was tackled by another individual. Now there were four confirmed hostiles which means the NSG has lost the numbers advantage. Unless he calls back the other two.
Law and Entei noticed the ruckus going down on the ground at the same time they noticed the trail got cold quite literally they couldn’t find another scorched spot which means the individual could either be in this area or changed to a new plane to move on. “Likely he had jump off the side of the building and use flames to slow his descent and proceeded on foot.” Entei concluded. Then their built in bionic computers received orders to regroup with the others.
Raikou and Damon quickly took off to one side of the street to regroup. They drew their weapons and Damon held his large curved blade outward and glew as a his force field form armor around his body and sword. Kou’s blade crackle with electricity and gave off a low screeching sound. “We need to get away, we don’t know who’s who but while they are distracted on each other, we should be able to creep away but just in case remain ready.” Raikou said.
They began to jog away from the fighting down the street when the regrouped NSG moved blocking their way. Sosuke commented “Hmm, I know a force field when I see one. I can do that too probably better.” They had their swords drawn and Raikou saw one blade cloaked in flame, another seemed to be vibrating, and the blade of the guy who just spoke has a glowing blue outline around it.
Meanwhile, in the shadow of an alley the very individual they were hunting was watching them all. “Overheat, come on keep moving while they’re distracted I’ll monitor them with the traffic cams.” a voice in his earpiece said. He put his hand to the earpiece and pressed a button activating the mic. “Sorry but they came all this way to see me, would be a shame to disappoint them. What’s the worse than can happen?” he said confidently.
“The others aren’t currently available, there’s no one to save your ass if you get in over your head.”
“You worry too much Enigma, I got this.”
He removed a metal pipe from his back and then slowly walked out into the center of the street. If I take out all these charcoals at once the boss will have to promote me. “I believe you’re all looking for me. Overheat!” he said as flames began to come out of the pipe. One end was bent at a right angle while the other was straight. It was only when the flames seemed to stop expanding that the form of his weapon was revealed. It resembled a kusarigama a flaming one, it was a long flaming scythe with a long chain of fire coming from the straight end. He looked at them daring them to attack him, but he had a smirk. He knew they were likely gonna rush him at once but what would they do to each other when they see that had a lot of sway on how this fight was going to go.
The titanium goliath Goro continued his juggernaut charge towards the two members of the NSG. Like an enraged bull his eyes were in a state of tunnel vision now paying much heed to his current surrounds. This would prove to be a near fatal mistake for not only Goro, but to Sanami, Senichi and Kaya behind him. Goro was mere meters away from the two members of the NSG when suddenly a landed near Goro’s feet. In the blink of an eye Goro along with Sanami were engulfed in a smoke cloud that irritated their senses. *cough*…*cough* “I-I can’t...*cough*…see!” Sanami shouted while trying fan the smoke away from her.
Goro eyes were affected similarly to Sanami’s; tears were starting to roll down his cheek due to the irritation of the smoke. Kaya and Senichi who were a bit further back manage to cover their face from the smoke cloud in time. Meanwhile as Goro was trying to regain his composure he felt someone tackle him at his waistline. Goro was definitely surprised, not only in the manner in which he was being attacked, but the force behind it as well.
Goro was push a couple of feet, however he push the brakes on the tackle by stomping his massive foot into the pavement leaving a large pothole in the process. As the smoke finally started to clear Goro squinted his eyes and looked down at the person attacking him. To his surprise it was a small young woman holding him back, Kaya and Senichi were also surprised at the woman sudden appearance; “Senichi, any idea who she is?” Kaya asked. Senichi merely shrugged his shoulders “I don’t have a freaking clue, but that black outfit she has on definitely brings out her butt.” Kaya face palmed herself and sighed after Senichi’s response “Can you be serious for one second here?” Then she noticed that the other two M-Gene users have ran off during the commotion, along with the other NSG members. Kaya and the others were back at square one, with more questions than answers.
Kaya had to start getting answers from somewhere, so she rushed over to where Goro and the mysterious woman were. She then shouted to Goro “Goro! Stand Down!!” Goro did as he was told immediately, losing his tension and jumping backwards away from the woman. Sanami was finally able to regain her composure from the smoke bomb; she clenched her fists anger and at the woman for using a smoke bomb on her. Sanami used her powers over gravity and each hand grabbed a bus off the ground. “You…you bitch!! How dare YOU!!” Sanami rushed toward her threating to smash her with the buses. “THAT’S ENOUGH SANAMI!!” Kaya shouted to Sanami while using her powers of magnetism to pull the buses away from her grip. Sanami was infuriated with Kaya’s interference. “WHAT THE HELL DO YOU THINK YOU’RE DOING KAYA!!! SHE MUST BE WORKING WITH THE BURNING MAN! SHE LET THE OTHERS ESCAPE!” Despite being in a rage, Sanami brought out a good point before Kaya and the others. “Look I’m not saying you’re wrong, but if you kill her before we get any answers we won’t get anywhere!”
Sanami crossed her arms and started to pout. “Fine whatever, do what you want I don’t care!” Senichi then slyly snuck up behind Sanami and whispered in her ear “Yeah whatever is right, you knew that from the jump that we had to question her, but you just wanted rip to her head off anyway” A sinister smile came across Sanami’s ruby lips and she answered him “Please, like I need an excuse to tear someone’s head off. Besides Kaya didn’t say I couldn’t after we’ve questioned her.” Kaya then looked over the young woman who attacked them mere moments ago and asked her “Well is Sanami right? Are you working for the burning man? If so you better tell us where he is right now!” As soon as Kaya started walking towards her demanding answers another mysterious figure arrived from the shadows.
“I believe you’re all looking for me, Overheat!!” The metal pipe he had in his hand was engulfed in a furious flame. The flame quickly started to change the shape of the pipe into the iconic kusarigama; “Well that didn’t take long!” Senichi commented sarcastically. Like before Goro wanted to see the burning man’s power for himself. Once again he started his charge, and headed for the Burning man without hesitation. “Goro wait!!” Kaya called out to him, but her cries were on deaf ears. Once he was in range of the burning man Goro clenched his titanium fist tightly and hurled a devastating haymaker towards the burning man’s face; Goro wanted to put an end to his game here and now.
Overheat used a burst of flames to first leap over the punch of the man made of titanium landing a few feet behind him timing the move perfectly to when Chun Hua came at him with her hammer, he ducked just as the hammer came for him, the purpose was to let the hammer blow strike the man made of titanium. Overheat rolled away into an open area of street before swinging the whip end of his kusarigama at both Chuna Hua and Goro. He had the same mischievous grin he had on the news footage of his prior attacks.
The NSG advanced towards Raikou and Damon both took a step back. But then they heard the commotion and saw the orange glow of flames forcing them to look back for a second only to see the very person they are hunting already engaged in combat with the other arrivals. The NSG at this point fell back instead, the situation had changed too much they have no choice but to let events play out for a time. With their withdrawal Raikou and Damon turned their attention towards the flame user then the others present baring their weapons at them.
Caffeinated Master Menos: Back after my job had me laid off and ended up having to relocate afterwards. Your usual updates will return from here. Thank you Taka for your help as always.
Nov 23, 2020 13:48:45 GMT
Taka: I was going to comment more. I have to write up my daily reports. I got a 2nd job, it's a temporary job online regarding social media and COVID-19 outreach towards an ethnic community. I woke up at a weird time but I slept more than 10 hours due to feeling
Nov 24, 2020 14:07:40 GMT
Taka: sick or something. The 2019 manga project and the Best Anime Vice stuff will be posted before the end of November. I will get it done.
Nov 24, 2020 14:07:41 GMT
Old Man Dream: So.... dragging my heels for another 2.5 weeks before Ralph Breaks the Internet is available on Disney+? Yay!
Nov 25, 2020 3:22:00 GMT
Taka: Really? Disney is slow to add the stuff that already got released. Same goes for DC Universe. Then DC UNiverse got converted into a comic only app. Well, Disney has more success. I think the other streaming sites are trying to hold on for money too.
Nov 25, 2020 3:33:37 GMT
Old Man Dream: Ralph Breaks the Internet is on Netflix. One of the remaining Disney movies that have yet to hit Disney+ because of prior streaming agreements Disney had in place before launching their streaming site.
Nov 25, 2020 5:35:29 GMT
Taka: Happy Thanksgiving!
Nov 26, 2020 16:20:25 GMT
Old Man Dream: Just got done with Treasure Planet. Should be able to get a review up for it sometime today, dependent on whenever I have Thanksgiving dinner.
Nov 26, 2020 18:48:34 GMT