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RP [Hanako Shall Resist] CH.1: Cut off from supplies

"You owe me a new machine gun; stay alive." Maleirzwan grumbled as he stuffed away his medical equipment and unslung his ignivomon. The foreign weapon's barrel extended outwards like some creature sliding out of its exoskeleton, its barrel condensing as if forming a splintered bullet and the sound of liquid sloshing and boiling within.

"Roy - let us draw them away from the main group. They know one of our own is wounded and we shall be slowed." He motioned across the streets and the mess of abandoned vehicles that lay before them and then to his rifle, in particular it its cope, then made a jabbing motion towards the direction of the distant foes - I can take the shot, you call out the targets. However, then he pointed at the weapon's barrel. "HE and incendiary capable. Maybe a good time to bake the bastards. Limited shots; let us put the fear of the insurgent in their hearts"

He sprinted with that strange, unusual speed for such a hulking figure and vaulted over a barrier. Bolts were already flying past them as the unruly hoard neared, vengeance behind every baleful volley.

He stopped to roll down, bracing the weapon against his shoulder as he lay crouched against the ground and fired a few tentative shots. A few went wide, resembling the usual bolts of energy spraying to and fro. One hit a target; he saw their flesh break inwards before boiling and erupting in vapour and energy discharge - good, their armour wouldn't hold against this. He had no idea what was inside the top floors - maybe the kuvexians commanding them.
 
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Nameless

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"I hope you have a plan because the last group I was with was captured when we tried the same thing to peel them off of civilians." With just the two of them, Roy was working with way less than before the event that got him tied up in that cabin in the middle of the forest. But looking at the firepower the hulk was carrying, and how much ammo Roy himself had procured, they could afford to be a little more aggressive. Maybe this would turn out better than last time.

A bullet pinged off the side of truck next to his shoulder, possibly an attempt at punching through his cover. Roy switched over to the other side and continued firing from that position, but not before spotting what tried to snipe him. "First building I tagged, seventh floor, right side of the third window, there's a sniper. I'm blind on that side until he's taken care of." He went prone and shot the incoming wave of hostiles on the ground through the underside of the truck. When he emptied his magazine, he went back to a crouching position while reloading and peeked around the corner, getting eyes on the second garrisoned building. "Second building's been bombed heavily before, think your gun has enough firepower to take out those exposed supports?"
 
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Charaa

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As the gray-skinned Ranger snuck through the grass, her ears twitched at the sound her hidden blade made against the enemy. Bugs and Kuvexians, she could honestly say she didn’t know which she hated more, but she didn’t mind killing either of the bastards. She dispatched a few more bugs before she heard the order to rejoin the others. Unfortunately, time and bugs made that a delay since it took her a while to kill them. Noa’s actions did cause her to smile when she rested, the poor dear had a good idea, but sadly while she wished that it would have succeeded it hadn’t.

She proceeded forward, continuing to remain silent when she heard and saw the ambush, and had witnessed one of the team had gotten injured. She grits her teeth before becoming emotionless a she went into battle dispatching more bugs and Kuvexians, and she witnessed the big guy's actions. She would have felt impressed with what she saw, time for commendations will have to be later.

As she moved, she heard someone say something about a sniper in a first building so she changed directions having considered hat the injured was likely taken care of, and she couldn’t do much for them so instead she headed off to the Sniper, making sure to be extra quiet as she infiltrated the building, then made her way to him.

Silently she moved up after looking for the sniper, then thunk! Her hidden blade shot out ad penetrated the neck of the target, and he fell to the ground dead. “Sniper dispatched,” She said, her voice so sudden and unexpected it would likely cause the unaware to jump startled. It wouldn’t be unheard of, because she was so quiet that some might forget that there was an extra person with them. “Proceeding to look around here, for some Intel that might be left behind” She added, having remembered in certain video games that sometimes snipers might have something Intel related or something they could use. If nothing was found she’d steal the sniper rifle.

ooc: i hope this post is ok
 

RaWolfe

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New Kyoto - West Park

The team was working quite effectively and holding their ground as their self-promoted leader got pinned down. Athena did her best with the material she had to fix Ak up, but she was getting stubborn and saw the team doing all the work. She was a person that wanted to taste the action, to do what she is good at, fighting and keeping her people safe at any cost. She pushed herself up and looked at Athena "Stand down, we are now in the hot zone and I am not mortal danger..." She noticed the voice over the radio and smiled softly "We got ourselves a skilled one out there..." She rubs her shoulder that was still acing of pain "The sniper is no longer our problem, don't focus on the air support!"

She closed her eyes briefly 'Whoever you are, thank you for taking out the sniper, but be aware there more Rixx crawling around...' She messaged to Yayoi. Ak opened her eyes and grabbed her rifle that was on the ground and clicked it up "Let's show these animals what it means to mess with Yamatai!" With the second click, the rifle was reloaded and she placed it on her shoulder "Open fire, we push forward from object to object. Takedown what you can...cover each other" She barks out the orders. Ignoring her own pain, she pushed forward giving a short burst of blast towards the enemy that dropped down quickly. The Rixx didn't expect the invaders to bite back and were confused as to what to do, something the small team could use to their advantage.

Thought the forces are overwhelming and this was suicidal act on itself, The young Neko was not going to retreat as they needed the supplies. She finally got forced to hide behind an object that gave her a chance to reload, her expression was calm, but her mind was thinking constantly how to move forward until... Flashes and explosions were seen and heard from behind them. From the other side of the street, a wave of explosions came "This is Legion II, we are inbound to your location, stay put!" A female voice came over the comm "Legion II....they still are around" Ak mutters to herself "Give them cover fire, heat from two sides and clean them up" without realizing it she was smiling even more.
 

demibear

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Athena watched Ak grab her rifle and run off before she could do some treatment. She just grumbled because when something goes wrong because they don't allow time for simple treatment, it is going be pinned on her. So she consequently took out her rage on the bug man, putting everyone down she happens to see.
 
Before Maleirzwan could fire, it appeared that help had come to pull them out of their current predicament. At least that was munition saved. The fungoid soldier looked to Roy for a second. "Legion II? Do you know what she's talking about?"

Of course, there was precious little time for leisurely conversation. The insectoid forces were closing in but there was now confusion amidst their ranks caused by a single daring soldier. Yet that soldier was now in a precarious position; a thorn in the side of the coming swarm but one that could be plucked and disposed of without support.

This is where his ignivomon came in, its sights zeroed in on the target that Roy had outlined.

"Once I fire, they're going to know this is our position. Get ready to lay down cover fire."

With a shriek, a beam of orange-white light shot out of the barrel a blast of hellish lashing archs and coiling flames erupted from the building, silhouetting their bombed out walls against a blinding light. Tortured metal crumped and split before melting from the heat as beam after beam struck into the targets. Rix soldiers scrambled and fired wildly but it as no use. The dour face of the structure began to crumble and melt as its weight began to collapse, top floors crushing lower ones as over half of it began to collapse amidst the horrified screams of its inhabitants.

The weapon's barrel smoked with an acrid, pungent smell as he began to unplug it from his body, closing it up and slinging it over his back.

"Moving!" He shouted as she switched to his slienced rifle, energy rounds already flying their way.
 

Nameless

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"Legion II?" he repeated to give himself time to think while reloading his weapons. He threw a glance at the fungoid. "By our dear leader's reaction, I'm guessing friends. A company of Yamatians that was garrisoned here maybe? Or a relief force?" Roy didn't seem all that phased by the current situation. Sure gunfire hailed and began slowly piercing through the truck, which now smelled like it was carrying some colognes and perfumes, which if any of them were aerosols would have been bad for him with all the plasma being thrown about, but this was a familiar situation for him. Not the sensory-overloading miasma of floral scents, but the situation of being pinned down by gunfire, and the last-minute reinforcements.

With another fire team splitting the attention of the Rixx, Roy saw an opportunity to strike fear into their enemies' hearts when he saw a group of three bunching up at one of the shop windows just a few meters away, and guns pointing towards Legion II. "Fire away, big guy! I think know how to punctuate the collapse."

Though the blast of the fungoid's heavy weapon and the building falling in on itself dominated the sounds of battle for a time, an unexpected piercing howl would take the stage. The Crimson Ravens were notorious for their bold, sometimes suicidal tactics, and the Rixx who survived skirmishes against them know that the when they start howling, things were going to start getting worse for them. The Crimson Ravens saved the howling for when they were sure to win, or they were sure to die but wanted to take everyone else with them. This way, their enemies would dread the howl no matter what the situation was.

There was already an effect amongst the Rixx as some of them halted firing out of fear and some out of confusion. There was the sound of a loud blast from Roy's position, and the blur of his form being launched towards the store where a few bugs had taken cover in. He burst through the window and body slammed one of the Rixx into the displays which caused its internal fluids to burst forth. Roy let out a wild growl as the crimson orbs of his mask stared down the two left in the store, who then tried to hop over the destroyed window in a panic. And who could really blame them when a hunched figure that blended eerily into the shadows with bright red eyes was standing over a fallen comrade who, just a second ago, was standing right next to them, was eyeing them like they were a tasty meal?

Another blast launched Roy forward again, his arms hooking around the bugs as they tried to flee in vain. He landed in the middle of the street, holding the two stunned bugs under each arm, but only stood still for long enough to plot out a path forward. Roy lunched forth once more, using the momentum of his kinetic pulse boots to throw one bug to splatter against one building, and then the other to knock down a group of Rixx just about to shoot him. By now, a few of them were already shooting at him, and he knew when he needed to bug out, so he launched himself into one of the abandoned buildings and began shooting from there, dual-wielding the two guns he had. He didn't need accuracy, he just needed them to duck out of the way or scramble so they're easier targets for whoever was flanking them.

"FEAR THE WARHOUNDS, MORTALS!" His mask was set to tune his voice to be booming and deep. Of course, those over the radio would have just heard his normal voice. "Are they running scared yet?" he asked his allies, having turned off the scary voice. "Because I don't think my armor plates can do that routine again."
 

Charaa

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Yayoi smiled as her search brought her what she was looking for, it appeared to be a laptop, with what appeared to be troop formations, and the last orders the sniper received. hey there, my friends will be happy to meet you she privately thought before she heard Ak’s warning about the Rixx Understood She simply said before she lifted the sniper once more and began using it to fire on the approaching Rixx, not at all afraid that her actions will catch their attention, she thought it was better they go to her, than her teammates, who were injured.

Legion II, the words made her smile, and she felt pleased that they were still around, they could definitely use their support. Through the scope she saw that her comrades joined the battle, so she continued to fight, shooting at the Rixx and helping to dwindle the enemy population. She watched as Maleirzwan brought a wall down and she joined in taking a few of the survivors straight to where the bad side of their afterlife was.

I like this guy she privately thought before She proceeded to fire her new stolen weapon once more, her eyes saw the falling enemy combatants, She did blink when she had heard the yowling, and remembered that from when she’d started fighting before she got the cybernetics and saw few appeared to be fearful as well, clearly they’d heard the yowling and remembered what that meant for them. I also like this guy too She’d thought, but focused on the battle.

Before she heard him ask if they were running scared, she could see they appeared to be scared, so she sent a message to him directly “Hai, they are scared Warhoud” She said in response before she once more took a look to see how many more she should kill. Between her comrades and her attacks, she thought the won the battle, but it didn’t hurt to be careful and look around first. If she saw that there was no one, she prepared to depart her position.
 

RaWolfe

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New Kyoto - West Park

The teams converted to each other location without any mercy of taking down the Rixx that stood in their way, most of the Rixx was in chaos, confused and that is exactly the rebellion goal in this battlefield. Ak took a few down and even, with a double jump and roll, slash a Rixx throat as it collapsed at her side. The battle was shortlived, even though it felt like it was already going on for hours. It was strange that it became quiet, besides the regular shots here and thereby the Legion soldiers and her own. Ak moved towards the squad as their leader was quiet bigger than here "Rigukun..." Ak mutters to herself as she snaps to attention "Ittô Hei Narita Ak, leader of Bunker 789" She spoke as the woman returned a salute while keeping her hand on her gun "Nito Heisho Jokichi Rin, squad leader of this ragtag team" She looked at her team and signals with her finger up "Pickup gear, we are moving in five" She looked back at Ak "The city is getting evacuated, we are admitting our loses here and going to fight another day...you are welcome to join us"

She struggled with that offer "No can-do, we require to get supplies to our bunker or our wounded will not survive another day, we were on route towards the General Supplies storage south of New Kyoto, we require a safe passage back and forth" Ak said and looked at her own team "Do the same, get the ammo and any gear you can find, we will move in five" Ak looked back at Jokichi who had narrowed her eyes at the smaller Neko before her "But I wish to keep in contact with your squad and whoever of the Yamatai is left, we are now divided and losing ground"

Clicking her own rifle to reload seems to calm the Rikugun a bit and nods to Ak "Alright you got your mindset on something, I would advice you to go as much east as you can as the Kuvexians will be bombarding this city more in the morning" She points to a road to the east as she taps then on her arm and links it up with Ak "Those are the communication freq we are using, keep it secure and all will be fine. We will move south from here to liberate more of our people and return to our temporary base of operations. The Kuvexians have placed their Navy Admiral just outside the city, watch out"

Ak gave a brief nod as she received the communication freq and looked at the road "We are moving out!" She looked back at Jokichi "Good luck sister...." They both fistbump as Jokichi nodded. Ak moved to the road that was pointed out to her as she saw her new sniper moving to street level "We are moving on, we need to get those supplies, good work up there, everyone good work!"

Pickup ammo, gather medpacks and let's move to the east side of the city. We are almost at our location, the safe route has been confirmed and we gained allies!
 
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