Post by Alexander Voss on Jul 25, 2021 1:00:53 GMT
Name: Space Invaders
Requirements: 1,500 WC Minimum
Rewards: 500z | 100 XP | 200 SP | 1 TP | Astral Crystal: A magical crystal that lets you spar with a someone on another planet once a week via your mind.
Description: In the far reaches of space, an entire fleet of alien ships have hostile intentions and Earth is its next target! Face them alone or take an ally or team along with you and put an end to their evil ways!
Post by Alexander Voss on Jul 25, 2021 1:11:39 GMT
Alexander gave a long, slow exhale as he watched and waited for things to come to pass as he waited in the compound owned by the ESF in the rapidly growing city that he had been basically given unintentional control of. Or perhaps, the control had been intentional, but the way he had gone about it had kept him in the shadows as keeping everything under control. He refused to relinquish that control to others, as well, and so far he was coming to understand the burden of having that much needed control over just about every aspect of a growing city.
On the plus side- he didn't need to sleep, and that helped him immensely find the time to work things through.
His gaze flickered over the radio that was connected with the Earth Defense Force. ALthough small, they had done a fairly significant job in helping to repel attackers unto the Earth, but whenever something seemed a bit too big for their proverbial britches, none of them were all that afraid to reach out and give the voidlord a call, even if the almost eerie way that Alexander presented himself to most people (not to mention the absolutely unsettling feeling his energy gave off).
But he had the inkling in the back of his mind that something was going to be happening, and true enough, as he reached for the heavy, weighted coat that he still continued to wear despite the fact that he had felt he'd reached a plateau with his power, the radio fired up. He reached a hand out and pulled the communicator to his mouth. "Alexander," he replied simply.
"Sir! There's a potential invasion force hovering far above the planet. They haven't made any moves yet, but-" the man began, when Alexander cut him off.
"I'm on my way. They rarely stay peaceful," the young man spoke, not bothering to listen to anything further as he hung up the transceiver and dissolved into an empty, grey substance which shot out from the emergency exit (his usual exit) and to the sky. Why did these invaders never learn?
Another fine, mess. You’ve got yourself in. Dammit, it’s just like at the academy. I charge in without thinking and get in trouble.
But, this time. I am ready.
Crouching in the dusty wasteland. A great number of rocky formations and debris everywhere. Perfect camouflage, so I can move easier.
Galactic Patrol Junior Member #312-43. Hallie. Ready for action. She straightened her uniform and prepared for action. With a snap, the visor fell and covered her face.
“G.E.A.R. Gimme some info.”
A cartoonish face appeared on the across the helmet’s glass plate. The face observed over the battlefield before them. The animated grin was lost and turned into a frown. “You’re in trouble. As usual. But, I believe if you keep low. You can keep out of trouble long enough for someone with actual combat prowess to arrive.”
Hallie shook her head. “Nuh, uh! It’s my time to shine! This is my first mission. I can’t screw this up!!!”
“If you say so. But past records indicate otherwise…”
The young recruit shook her head even harder. An annoyed expression fell across her face. “That’s really rude, yknow!”
“All your academy records were—how to put this delicately— were mediocre at best. Now. Quiet. You should move. North-north east. A scout.”
As usual, G.E.A.R was quite correct. Some kind of alien was moving towards their location. Yellow skin with spikes like a weird fruit. Small eyes that darted left and right. “I swear, I heard something or someone. Come out little mouse. I won’t bite too hard. We own this rock now!”
Hallie moved, just as the squinting face looked around the rock that she had been crouched behind, seconds before. But before she got to far, she slipped and fell into a deeper crevice.
Darkness now surrounded her. “Isn’t it time. To give it up.”
Hallie shook her head for the third time. “Never. No matter how long...” Her gloved hand compressed into a tight fist.
“No matter what happens. I’m going to be a hero of the Galactic Patrol. I’m going to help as many people as I can. Nothing you say will stop me.”
“If you say so. But, more are on their way.”
A map appeared aside the animated face. Three dots appeared upon it, which included the one who had called her, “mouse”
Post by Alexander Voss on Jul 30, 2021 2:35:37 GMT
Alexander's gaze narrowed as he drew closer to the mountainous region to the North-East of where he had been located in Central City (or rather, in the base that was now sitting there in the remnants of what had been rebuilt). There were sources of energy. Not that he could necessarily sense the energy itself, given the very nature of his power. But instead, he could sense where the lack of energy was- which was everywhere, of course- and from there, he could find out where that lack of energy was not, and that allowed him to Sense similarly to others.
Granted, his wasn't quite as specific as others' but all the same, it allowed him to fairly easily find the location of the would-be invaders. He moved at speeds that were unreal, unfathomable to anyone who hadn't seen him before. After completing his training with his master, he had shed the weights completely, and that had allowed him to just... go.
The young man came to a halt as he looked down over the area, seeing the three creatures that were down below, talking amongst themselves about how this was now their planet. There was the ever-present, impassive scowl on the young man's features as the long, tattered cloak obscured his body. And then around him, an empty, grey aura started to form in around him. It didn't spring from within, but simply manifested, as if it had always been present, but hadn't made its presence known.
At this point, Hallie would certainly feel (if she could sense, or if not her, then her companion) the growing sense of 'wrong' that emanated from the boy. There was no way to properly describe it- simply it was as if something like him shouldn't exist. And while from the crevice she wouldn't be able to see what had happened, there was a sudden flash of that cold, sinking energy from above, and the three dots on the radar had become two.
Hallie ducked into the rubble. Hoping against hope that the alien who had called her “mouse” would give up the chase. Maybe if she remained deadly silent, the alien would just think that she was a falling piece of rubble or some kind of small creature.
Then, she could run and call for back-up. No, that was what a coward would do. That’s what Hallie at the academy would have done. Relied on her stronger classmates, her teachers and anyone else to protect her from this exact level of danger.
Now, she was a certified member of the Galactic Patrol. She had to show backbone and protect this planet for these lousy aliens.
“G.E.A.R, give me a plan,” she muttered. The visor dropped again and the face appeared once more. A quizzical look upon the pixelated face. “Anything, what’s my best option?”
After a moment of silence, G.E.A.R began to speak. Not trying to hide his level of sarcastic nastiness in every word.
“Well. My little hero. I have good news for you. The scout appears to have stopped for the moment. I believe your brilliant ‘I-am-rubble-plan’ definitely fooled him.” Hallie’s face began to glisten bright red.
“Thank you for that input but is there anyway I can sneak closer without getting seen by the scouts.”
Before G.E.A.R had a chance to answer this question. Something rather odd happened. “Well, I believe your wish had been granted.”
“Wait, what do you mean?” Hallie asked, head slightly tilted to one side. Not sure what this meant. “You mean they’ve given up and are gonna go home, peacefully?”
The robotic AI seemed to scoff. “I am afraid not. But there is something else out there. Something very strange. Beyond any calculable parameters, even.”
Hallie looked on. Even more confused by these words. “Something else had entered this battle. Although, it is impossible to say how this new being is sided. Although one of the three scouts has now been rendered – in operable.”
“Now, is your best and likely only chance. Do not waste it.” G.E.AR surmised.
With fresh heart, Hallie began to make her way across the crevices. Taking care not to be seen. Fortunately, there was ample about of rock cover to hide her tracks. She skidded to a halt, only moments before the yellow-faced, durian-like alien turned. Unaware that he had been checking the rocks right where she had been seconds before.
“Crud… I walked right into that one”
His small eyes moved backwards and forward. Trying to pinpoint the source of the noise. “Okay, I got you this time. I know you’re there! Come out and I might not kill ya!” A devilish grin stretched across the face of the alien which made this point a painfully obvious lie.