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Nevada Redux: S01 E02 - Welcome to the Fight

Aug 2nd, 2013
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  1. [7/25/2013 8:42:25 PM] DM_DBN: Elizabeth, as you're getting into the Evangelion's entry plug you can see warning lights flashing inside the Cage. Looks like the crew just got the all-clear to prep you for launch. "Don't hold you breath." a tech advises. She's short and wearing a jumpsuit too big for her. She looks Asian and, honestly, stoned out of her mind.
  2. [7/25/2013 8:43:43 PM] Elizabeth: "Don't..hold my breath?" She spends a moment looking at the lights, waiting.
  3. [7/25/2013 8:45:39 PM] DM_DBN: She giggles. "It's like drowning but not." She hangs on the edge of the open hatch until another woman comes along and grabs her, putting the Asian girl over her shoulder. "Do naut be mindingk her. Goot luck. No pressure, da?" And off the pair go.
  4. [7/25/2013 8:46:12 PM] Elizabeth: "W-wait, what?" She looks a little more visibly panicked as the two leave.
  5. [7/25/2013 8:48:03 PM] DM_DBN: "We're closing the hatch now." A more serious tech finally says to her. "Just sit down at relax." With that the hatch closes and the entry plug lights up inside. There's more than a bit of chatter filtering over an open communications channel. Sounds like the Invader has landed and is making its way inside the city, no visuals.
  6. [7/25/2013 8:49:34 PM] DM_DBN: "Septimius, this your first fight as well as hers. There's no promising it'll be anything like the simulator, so stay on your toes." It's Karinka talking, the mysterious Commander keeping silent. "You know the designated escape routes inside the city?"
  7. [7/25/2013 8:50:12 PM] Elizabeth: "Sit down and relax.." she repeats, mostly to herself.
  8. [7/25/2013 8:51:29 PM] MR RAGE: "Understood, ma'am." A window with Septimius' smiling face appears in Elizabeth's plug, now that they're both activated. "It'll be fine. I promise."
  9. [7/25/2013 8:51:44 PM] DM_DBN: There's some movement as the plug is lowered into place inside the Evangelion. [LCL FLOOD] flashes along the entry plug's rounded interior walls. Looks like there's a reddish liquid being pumped into the plug, Lizzie.
  10. [7/25/2013 8:52:44 PM | Edited 8:52:53 PM] Elizabeth: "Fine? How am I supposed to breathe in this stuff!?" She's already forgotten the advice to not hold her breath, trying to sit up straighter as it fills up the entire plug.
  11. [7/25/2013 8:54:11 PM] DM_DBN: "You're going to need to breathe it in, Elizabeth. Just watch Spetimius."
  12. [7/25/2013 8:56:23 PM] Elizabeth: Eyes flicking to the screen, she watches for a bit until she can't hold her breath any longer, coughing at first, but slowly getting her breathing under control. "It's...What is this?" She's still a little panicked, but she is a bit amazed with the process.
  13. [7/25/2013 8:58:35 PM] MR RAGE: By comparison, Septimius exhales just as the LCL covers his face, drawing in a big gulp of the stuff to fill his lungs. "LCL." His voice is warbly and liquefied, as if speaking under an ocean. "Weird stuff, isn't it? You'll probably burp if you hold your breath too long."
  14. [7/25/2013 9:00:23 PM] DM_DBN: "Syncronizing pilots with Evangelions. Brainwaves look good, nerve connections all look positive. We're in the green and ready to launch." The reddish color disappears from the LCL, replaces with a full view of the Cage.
  15. [7/25/2013 9:00:50 PM] Elizabeth: "I don't know if weird is the word I would choose..." she starts, but stops as her train of thought is interrupted.
  16. [7/25/2013 9:01:39 PM] DM_DBN: "Release all safety locks and move both units to the launch elevators."
  17. [7/25/2013 9:05:17 PM] DM_DBN: Both units are taken out of their holding cells and moved, by rail, to have their backs put against a wall lined with dozens more. "I'm sorry we didn't have a chane to prepare you for this Elizabeth. Listen to me and you'll survive this. Septimius has your back."
  18. [7/25/2013 9:06:03 PM] MR RAGE: Sep offers Elizabeth a thumbs-up, his hair wriggling a little in the LCL, as if to remind her that it's there, despite being as thin as air.
  19. [7/25/2013 9:06:36 PM] Elizabeth: "S-survive...Right." She pauses, watching Sep for a moment, though with only a flicker of a smile. "But isn't it a giant suit of armor? Isn't it...safe?"
  20. [7/25/2013 9:19:28 PM] DM_DBN: Seems the Vice-Commander doesn't have an answer for you. "Launch!" In rather dramatic fashion a series of hathes open above both units before they're catapulted up with enough force to cause G's into the entry plug.
  21. [7/25/2013 9:20:58 PM] MR RAGE: "Ngh!"
  22. [7/25/2013 9:21:40 PM] Elizabeth: Elizabeth clenches her jaw as she's catapulted up.
  23. [7/25/2013 9:25:05 PM] DM_DBN: The a shudder both units finally come to a halt abovegroud. They're still locked tight to the catapult frames but they have a good view of the city now, the Sun just starting to set in the distance. Higher in the sky they can already make out pieses of the Lunar Debris Field.
  24. [7/25/2013 9:27:23 PM] Elizabeth: "Woah..." Elizabeth takes a moment to look around.
  25. [7/25/2013 9:28:33 PM | Edited 9:28:38 PM] MR RAGE: "Mn." Unit 01 tests its bindings gingerly, but isn't in a huge hurry to escape.
  26. [7/25/2013 9:29:40 PM] DM_DBN: "Eyes on the prize pilots, Cancer should be visiable in a few moments. Releasing restraints now, ready your weapons."
  27. [7/25/2013 9:34:11 PM] MR RAGE: "Right!"
  28. [7/25/2013 9:35:54 PM | Edited 9:36:33 PM] DM_DBN: Down the street, at the intersection, the Invader known as Cancer comes into sight. To call it a crab wouldn't be completely off, visually, but there's something very wrong about it. A majority of its body is made up of a sickly looking, pock-marked and spined coneic shell. Two large claws extend out from under the shell, large enough to crush an Eva.It's hard to make out many more details, but it's using far too many, black and spindly legs to move with.
  29. [7/25/2013 9:38:07 PM] Elizabeth: "We have to fight...that?" She's looking less confident now, having felt kind of awesome for a moment or two in the Eva, just looking around the area. "I-I've never...that sort of fight is left to heroes! In fantasy books!"
  30. [7/25/2013 9:38:46 PM] MR RAGE: "Yeah..."
  31. [7/25/2013 9:39:26 PM] Elizabeth: "How?!"
  32. [7/25/2013 9:40:35 PM] MR RAGE: "That's the hard part. First thing's...we have to get closer."
  33. [7/25/2013 9:40:50 PM] Elizabeth: "You want me to get closer to that -thing-?"
  34. [7/25/2013 9:41:59 PM] MR RAGE: "Yes. Just do what I do, alright?"
  35. [7/25/2013 9:43:16 PM] Elizabeth: She bites her lip, hesitating, but nods. "F-fine. Fine. I'll try, anyways. Suit of armor.."
  36. [7/25/2013 9:45:05 PM] DM_DBN: "Neutralize it's field first."
  37. [7/25/2013 9:52:24 PM] Elizabeth: "How do I do that?" She takes tentative slow steps forward at first, though she finds a decent pace to move towards the...crab.
  38. [7/25/2013 9:56:48 PM] MR RAGE: Septimius takes off towards the crab, seemingly fearless of it. "Get within about two hundred meters! From there, you should feel it!"
  39. [7/25/2013 10:01:26 PM] Elizabeth: "R-right." As she gets closer, she starts to understand more of what he said.
  40. [7/25/2013 10:07:35 PM] MR RAGE: Sep stands alongside her, raising his rifle and squeezing off a shot, but it dings against Cancer's armor, embarrassingly. "--er. Ahem..."
  41. [7/25/2013 10:09:32 PM] Elizabeth: "Can bullets not even hurt it?"
  42. [7/25/2013 10:10:18 PM] DM_DBN: Cancer turns to 'face' the two Evangelions, massive claws clicks.
  43. [7/25/2013 10:10:29 PM] MR RAGE: "We're about to find out!"
  44. [7/25/2013 10:17:09 PM] DM_DBN: Cancer's pinchers click together, shell shaking with some internal power. There's a flare of light as Septimius' AT Field blocks whatever it was Cancer had been trying to do.
  45. [7/25/2013 10:18:03 PM] MR RAGE: "Wah!" The boy tenses, his barrier massive, large enough to deflect an attack on either pilot. "Heh. Alright!"
  46. [7/25/2013 10:19:14 PM] Elizabeth: "How..you?" She blinks, then tenses. "Well..here goes..."
  47. [7/25/2013 10:22:35 PM] Elizabeth: She charges forward, managing to hit the crab.
  48. [7/25/2013 10:23:13 PM] DM_DBN: Sadly the knife, powerful as it is, only scrapes along Concer's shell.
  49. [7/25/2013 10:32:02 PM] MR RAGE: Sep, keeping his distance for now, sprays the crab's shell with fire. Every single bullet lands, but the third drives deep, managing to wedge itself into the shell. "Got him! See? It isn't unbeatable!"
  50. [7/25/2013 10:36:42 PM] Elizabeth: Her eyes widen, though she starts to smile after a moment or two. "It...it can-" she stops, noticing the crab move to attack, blood draining from her face.
  51. [7/25/2013 10:46:26 PM] DM_DBN: One massive claw reaches up and strikes at 02's left arm, damaging it badly!
  52. [7/25/2013 10:46:56 PM] MR RAGE: "Elizabeth!"
  53. [7/25/2013 10:47:34 PM] Elizabeth: She screams, her left arm taking pain beyond her imagination.
  54. [7/25/2013 10:55:18 PM] MR RAGE: Sep steadies his rifle, gritting his teeth, applying the force of his own AT Field, looking for some weakness to exploit. "Just hold on!"
  55. [7/25/2013 11:00:38 PM] DM_DBN: Cancer maintains its grip on 02, slowly applying more pressure to the arm captured in its claw.
  56. [7/25/2013 11:03:21 PM] Elizabeth: Elizabeth clamps her jaw shut to stop screaming, hot tears streaming down as she focuses as much as she possibly can through the pain to get out of the crab's grasp.
  57. [7/25/2013 11:16:52 PM] DM_DBN: The battle between Cancer and Unit 02 is broken briefly, bullets bouncing off its shell before the Invader strikes out again.
  58. [7/25/2013 11:18:06 PM] Elizabeth: She braces herself for the hit, surprised to find that..it didn't really hurt. That, or her arm was overshadowing the pain.
  59. [7/25/2013 11:29:18 PM] Elizabeth: Gritting her teeth, she uses her right arm to try to stab at the crab, though the knife barely nicks the shell.
  60. [7/25/2013 11:31:17 PM] DM_DBN: Cancer takes another swing and misses!
  61. [7/25/2013 11:32:36 PM] DM_DBN: "Ma'am, we've just identified a plane entering City 51 air space carrying classified cargo."
  62. [7/25/2013 11:35:26 PM] MR RAGE: Septimius' rifle riddles the crab's shell, bullets piling into bullets, MAKING their own weakpoints through sheer weight of fire. "Elizabeth, are you alright?"
  63. [7/25/2013 11:36:28 PM] Elizabeth: "Define 'alright'." She's barely able to get the words out, though she manages somehow.
  64. [7/25/2013 11:36:35 PM] DM_DBN: The shell practically explodes open, large chucks embedding themselves into the street or nearby buildings. You can clearly make out inky-black innards and a shiney red prize. "The core! Kill it!"
  65. [7/25/2013 11:40:19 PM] Elizabeth: Elizabeth miraculously finds the energy to move out of the way of the crab's swing, then proceeds to take a swing of her own.
  66. [7/25/2013 11:48:06 PM] MR RAGE: "What was that about a plane?" Sep steadies his rifle again, staring down the bright red ball. Just like the simulation...
  67. [7/25/2013 11:49:43 PM] DM_DBN: "Focus on the Invader."
  68. [7/25/2013 11:56:58 PM] Elizabeth: As the crab hits her left leg, she lets out a shorter cry of pain, losing focus for a moment before attempting to hit it. She's pretty much oblivious to their conversation.
  69. [7/25/2013 11:57:22 PM] MR RAGE: "R-right."
  70. [7/26/2013 12:06:20 AM] Elizabeth: She takes another hit to the chest, though she doesn't really feel anything from it.
  71. [7/26/2013 12:20:44 AM | Edited 12:21:47 AM] Elizabeth: Seemingly not having learned her lesson, she takes yet another hit to the same spot, though this time it does hurt and she loses her breath for a moment, unable to cry out in pain.
  72. [7/26/2013 12:41:25 AM] MR RAGE: "Rah!" Bullets whizz over Elizabeth's head, slugs larger than most sedans punching into the Angel's exposed flesh, bouncing against the interior of its shell for even further damage.
  73. [7/26/2013 12:48:56 AM] DM_DBN: Cancer appears to be on its last legs, so to speak. Blood is coating the street and some has started to splatter on the buildings.
  74. [7/26/2013 12:51:05 AM] Elizabeth: Elizabeth's breathing has intensified, though she's been muttering something to herself repeatedly to keep herself in control of her pain. Or at least, as much as she can. She takes a swing at the Angel and misses horribly.
  75. [7/26/2013 1:00:38 AM | Edited 1:00:54 AM] DM_DBN: "Commander, than plan...they said they're going to drop their cargo...what should I do?" That's one nervour bridge bunny.
  76. [7/26/2013 1:01:31 AM] DM_DBN: The Commander's voice follows. "Let them do as they please."
  77. [7/26/2013 1:02:41 AM] DM_DBN: The plane, high in the atmosphere, looks to be carrying something behind it. Two small explosions and whatever their cargo is starts to fall toward the Evangelions and the enemy Invader.
  78. [7/26/2013 1:03:47 AM] MR RAGE: "--ah?" Sep, sensing it with his AT field before his eyes, looks upward.
  79. [7/26/2013 1:04:48 AM] Elizabeth: "What. Now?" She spews the words out, but doesn't turn to look, focused on the crab.
  80. [7/26/2013 1:04:55 AM] Durk: From the sky a glimmer of light reflects off an object coming in fast. In little time at all it reaches you, hammering into Cancer, sending a spray of debris, gore and dust into the air. As the dust settings a bright pink and black Eva is kneeling in the remnents of Cancer, fist to the ground creating a crater out of what was the core of the beast. The head looks up at the two other Eva's, a girl's voice coming over the comms. "That's how you do it, bitches."
  81. [7/26/2013 1:05:27 AM] Elizabeth: Elizabeth grinds her teeth as she searches for an appropriate response.
  82. [7/26/2013 1:05:43 AM] MR RAGE: "uh"
  83. [7/26/2013 1:05:49 AM] MR RAGE: Sep can't even summon proper punctuation.
  84. [7/26/2013 1:06:41 AM | Edited 1:06:51 AM] Durk: The Evangelion stands, dropping shards of the core. "Yeah, I know. I make this shit look gooooood."
  85. [7/26/2013 1:08:28 AM] Elizabeth: In the end, she keeps her mouth shut, mostly to keep herself from verbally reacting to the pain, though there would be words to be exchanged later. Please make it stop, please make it stop..
  86. [7/26/2013 1:09:59 AM] MR RAGE: "Is it down?" Sep's Eva plods forward, glancing over at Unit 02.
  87. [7/26/2013 1:10:32 AM] DM_DBN: "All life signs have ceased." Karinka answers.
  88. [7/26/2013 1:10:53 AM] DM_DBN: "Pilots, meet Sabrina Gray, the last member of your team."
  89. [7/26/2013 1:11:07 AM] MR RAGE: "Nice to meet you, Sabrina."
  90. [7/26/2013 1:11:29 AM] Durk: " 'Sup."
  91. [7/26/2013 1:13:35 AM] Elizabeth: "...Hi."
  92. [7/26/2013 1:16:43 AM] DM_DBN: "Alright, Elizabeth and Septimius, I want you to use route seventeen for retrieval. Sabrian, wait there for pick-up."
  93. [7/26/2013 1:16:52 AM] MR RAGE: "Yes'm."
  94. [7/26/2013 1:17:11 AM] Durk: "Yes Sir."
  95. [7/26/2013 1:17:48 AM] Elizabeth: Elizabeth nods inside the Eva, not really caring whether or not the commander could see her. She waits for Sep to lead the way though, since she has no idea where to go.
  96. [7/26/2013 1:19:23 AM] MR RAGE: Sure enough, Septimius takes point, holstering his weapon and walking slowly, so the injured Unit 02 can keep up without strain.
  97. [7/26/2013 1:19:58 AM | Edited 1:20:07 AM] Elizabeth: Elizabeth matches his pace gladly.
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