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Re: ☢ Ascension ☢

Post by Spekkal on Wed Nov 25, 2015 9:04 pm

Maxie, if anything, seemed to be... DANCING with the robot. Her movements reduced in panic, and instead became agile and glorious. Her steps were light, her posture was perfect, and her actions were calculated. As the robot whirled towards her, she back-stepped into a handstand, and continued to do these flipping movements with her weapon in-between her beak. But before she could rear herself up to leap atop the droid's head, she felt a powerful surge of heat. Quickly, she realised it was the fox, and she leapt back into the air with her wings raised, and a curl of a smile on her beak. She spat her weapon onto her hand and winked, fanning herself with her gloved hand, "Ohoho, wonderful! Fantastic! Oh honey, you're a star!" she complimented, giving a giggling nod to his question.

However, she didn't have time to return it before a cannonball came her way. She dodged with her fantastic reflexes, the sphere passing her vision right between her eyes, before slamming and lodging itself into the stadium wall. She arched her brow. "Naughty naught-"
Oh, they seem to've stacked onto each other. And there was now a massive surge of fireballs across the arena. Her mind instantly went to Cal, who was in the floor and clearly wounded from the savage surprise attack.

Immediately, she leapt to action in front of her savoir. Her weapon twirled in her hands. Faster. Faster still. Until the halberd became but a blur, the intensity causing a growling hum to emit from it. "Hah! Hey love, can you do me a favour? I know you've got a boo-boo, poor baby..."
The twirling continued. The wind that it created seemed to create a wall in front of it of absolute force, that caused cannonballs towards her to slow down and drop to the floor harmlessly, like before.
"But I have an idea. Before my poor 'wittle fingers get all soooore, use your pretty fire into my wind, will you?" she giggled, using her other hand to offer it to him from behind. With this, she was planning on creating some sort of fire tornado riiight towards the bot tower. She couldn't keep this up for long, and she knew that she didn't have enough strength to carry him into the sky with her.

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Re: ☢ Ascension ☢

Post by Mephiles the Dark on Thu Nov 26, 2015 2:54 pm

Alexis looked about the area to see if there were any drones left. It didn't take long for her to notice one, however. She saw that the one drone was firing cannonballs furiously. She was tempted to wait it out, but let her hand glow a blueish-white color as she swiftly approached the drone, dodging each cannonball nimbly and with grace. Once she approached the mechanism, she attacked it, hoping to eliminate what was left of the drones.

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Re: ☢ Ascension ☢

Post by Ryder the hedgehog on Fri Nov 27, 2015 9:15 pm

Ryder stood up and watched as the 3 Drones fired cannonballs everywhere "Well this is new" he said as body Stared the heat up again, His Fur changed from Red to black again. He then charged towards the robots, swiftly dodging the cannonballs , he jumps up onto the drones while they are spinning . Ryder hangs on for dear life  as the drones topple over the the side and fall.  a huge cloud Dust covers the area 
and Ryder is trapped under the debris , he groaned a little from the pain and he tried to ignore it  

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Re: ☢ Ascension ☢

Post by DeuxExDimensia on Fri Nov 27, 2015 11:08 pm

Flare surveyed the situation from overhead, watching the drones totem up and fire cannonballs from all sides. He watched as Ryder jumped onto it, and as it toppled over. He was most interested in Maxie's whirlwind, however, and punched his gauntlets together. He flexed his wings and rose up, he knew what he was going to do. He saw Cal close by as well, gritting his teeth as he felt more reason to take revenge on the eeeevil drone totem.

Without a second thought, he dove down into Maxie's wind wall in an attempt to use the wind already generated in order to create some extra momentum for him to jet off towards the drone with. Flipping his body forward, he rocketed towards the totem with his fists forward. Bursting with energy, he turned himself into some sort of willpower-burning rocket. Flung towards the toppled totem, he focuses all of his energy into his fists as he approached the drones before slamming into it with all the force the momentum he had built up could muster. 

It looked like it could've hurt. It could've hurt the drones, it could've hurt him, it could've even hurt Ryder. Either way, the impact was going to hurt.

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Re: ☢ Ascension ☢

Post by Blitz Zhavanx on Sat Nov 28, 2015 2:37 am

Blizz was getting tired of these cannonballs. The damn cannonballs. She decided not to waste time and did the unexpected: Running straight to the Totem Drone. She started to walk and slowly built up speed as she headed forward with a 'Ragh!'. Cannonballs definitely went her way, so she used her arms like a slant, redirecting the momentum as she stayed on course. When she got to the minimum range, she flung her machete at the center of the totem whilest running for the lower third as a means to blow out its legs and topple it.

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Re: ☢ Ascension ☢

Post by Caliburn on Sat Nov 28, 2015 3:53 pm

Area 1 - Meadow Battlefields - Room 3

Cal accepted her hand, but didn't seem all that pleased he was being talked to like a 5 year old. 'Boo-boo' and 'wittle fingers'? A biiiit awkward. But then again it was the heat of the moment, and he immediately got onto one knee, pushed himself to his feet, and after letting go, pressed the palms of his hands together, slowly separating them as a ball of fire formed, his eyes glowing yellow a bit more fiercely.

Meanwhile, everyone else had banded together apparently to take down the totem! However, everyone was doing it rather... solo. Despite the fact, their strategies were paying off really well!

An immediate strike from Alexis straight to the drone however wasn't exactly much of a good idea, what with the fact that they were all spinning like crazy. The fox would have been sent flying quite painfully for being so risky.

"Alexis doesn't seem to be thinking this through, she's in-"

Ryder's efforts proved to be extremely useful, however, and helped Alexis avoid that pain, "And DOWN it goes! Nevermind, last minute save from Ryder!" Shouted the announcer, with ferocity and power behind his voice, the crowd cheering as the whole thing was toppled.

On top of Ryder, apparently.

Although Ryder toppled the whole thing, due to the simplicity of the 'blow' (if you can call it that) it kept spinning making for an even bigger problem, a rolling harvester blade speeding towards everyone else, immediately rolling painfully off the top of Ryder.

Using smarts, Flare propelled himself forward with ridiculous speed and became nothing but a blur for a splitsecond, and with a gigantic smash, any arm that connected with the dragon's fist was immediately sent flying off into the skies, and the rest of the drones were blown rather gracefully apart from eachother, the middle one literally being completely blown into pieces and exploding as Flare went straight through.

If one were to watch that in slow motion, it would look rather spectacular.

"Ooooooooh what an INCREDIBLE impact! If those drones could feel pain, they'd feel a LOT of it." The announcer said, the crowd going absolutely nuts over that impact.

Clearly Flare was going to be a crowd favourite with a highlight like that.

"AMAAAAAZING show of strength and brains from Flare, that's what we like to see!" A rather smooth laugh, and then there was a moment of silence.

The machete from Blizz went practically nowhere because the center drone was literally blown apart, the other two drones flying across the sky.

"Nnnnno idea where that was going." The announcer said, sounding almost embarrassed over that.

((That's my way of saying, read everyone's posts a little more clearly.))

The two remaining drones, despite having quite massive damage, quickly sped to eachother, attached to eachother by the arms, and started to spin in opposite directions, creating some kind of double swinging chainball.

And back with the fox and griffon, Cal had just finished charging, and he gave a loud "Watch out!" As a quick caution, before thrusting his hands forward into the whirlwind.

"What's this? Could this be a team attack?!" The announcer questioned, enthusiastically.

With a build up like that, a massive vortex of flames came out of his hands, and was only amplified by the wind spewing oxygen onto it, a massive burst of heat being felt by anyone near by as a practical wall swept over the arena and engulfed the two drones pulling their last ditch effort tricks, the heat overriding their circuits and causing them to explode rather violently, though the flames made that much hard to see.

"Oh MY, WHAT a display!" Another shout.

As the wall passed and the smoke cleared, the remaining scraps of the drones, melted and battered, were visible, sparks flying off them every few moments.

...

Pass criteria:
Destroy all targets: 0 remaining
CRITERIA MET

"AAAAAND that's the room cleared! If the other rooms are ANYTHING like this, which hopefully they will be, I think we're in for a rather wonderful treat, and I think the audience agrees!" The announcer cheered.

Cal lowered his hands, glancing across the whole area. With all the fire it looked a bit less beautiful, and he immediately put his hands out again, focusing hard, pulling the fire away from the grass, and towards him.

The moment the flames left the ground, he closed his hands into fists and the flames vanished, and then he glanced to Maxie. "Me do good?" He questioned, unsurely.

And before another moment could pass, the next door immediately swung open. No time for rest, no time for idling, it was time to move on!

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Area 1 - Meadow Battlefields - Room 4

And through the large door, this time the group were greeted by quite a display the second they went through the door. A runway of sorts. Not exactly a literal one, but a grassy, meadow themed runway. There were some trenches every so often, however in the center of the whole thing, there was a flat square tile. On top, one of those tornado drones were present, right from the bat. Across to the very far side of the arena, the complete other side, there were a lot of red drones lined up, and even stacked on top of eachother, all on a horizontal plane. There was no roof, so flying above them WAS an option.

The final trench had one thing that stood out. Six buttons.

"Let's see how agile the participants are, shall we~?" The announcer said, with clear amusement at this specific challenge.

"To make it through this one? Simple! Everyone needs to reach the other side of the battlefield and push their own respective button. No cheating on this one~ The moment you press any button, you'll be warped to the waiting zone."

Clever.

"Ideally you want to help as many of you get across as possible, but maybe you're already sick of working with a group, hmm? I do hope not! Either way, don't worry about taking out the drones in this room! They're completely irrelevant to passing, and will be destroyed when all buttons are pressed anyway!"

And just like that, walls upon walls of speeding cannonballs went flying towards everyone that set foot through the door, gaps in between them being rather small. At least the cannonballs were in waves rather than rapid fire. That would be hell.

"One more word of notice... if you're eliminated here, your button will act like it was pressed and simply vanish. So yes, one person alone could finish this room. Keep that in mind if you're having trouble assisting everyone at once, hm?"

The door itself was actually a lot further back than the others, but they ended up where they were. Shows that the warp itself isn't limited to just the door.

The cannonballs simply collected in the ditch that was left there as a result.

And just like that, the tornado drone began to make itself known, spinning up incredibly fast, it's arms smashing into already speeding cannonballs, increasing their speed, and changing their course unexpectedly, even launching them upwards into the skies randomly from the angle.

This wasn't going to be as easy as once thought, it seemed.


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Push all buttons: 6 remaining

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Maxie Torone - Active
Alexis Kata - Active
Ryder Callaway - Active
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Blizz Nevensky - Active

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Re: ☢ Ascension ☢

Post by Spekkal on Mon Nov 30, 2015 10:17 pm

Maxie stared for the longest time at the wreckage. And by 'longest time' I mean about a few seconds before she turned to Cal with the widest of grins and the sparkliest of eyes. Giving a thumbs up, she laughed. But not her stereotypical laugh, no. Rather, it was genuine, like she was really enjoying himself and really proud of him. "You did fantastic!" she replied with a wink. With her hand on her weapon, her other just... gently dabbed at the edges of her dress to get rid of any excess flames that weren't whisked away by the fire fox.

In fact, everyone seemed to be doing well; Ryder, Blizz, Alexis, Flare, all had potential and ways to use it. But it was best to not get too cocky. After all, even Maxie had her limits, and her appearance didn't always give light to how she felt on the inside. That was only room three, of fifty. To claim even the first ten rooms as any sort of victory would be foolish. She shook her head, and raised her wings. "Ohoo... now c'mon, you talented darlings! Onwards to the next room!"

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Get into the next room. Analyse the situation. Act. It was all second-nature to her, and for her line of work in particular, when her services were called. Though her appearance said otherwise, the inner-workings of a mind is entirely different, as stated earlier. She entered the next room and clenches her fists against her weapon, hearing the voice of the announcer. A smile played on her beak, and for THAT she was cocky. Did they not enjoy her little loophole in the system? Hah, she thought it childish. Bit it was no matter. Six buttons. She had to press hers. And get the others to theirs. Maxie had the aerial advantage, and she could reach it easily. But the others? How would they fare?

So instead, the griffon held back from leaping off straight away. The oncoming wave of cannonballs was nothing, as she leapt into the air and span, avoiding it with grace and careful, calculated movements. She remained in the air, above the rest, and kept an eye on the battlefield. Would they had trouble? She certainly hoped not.

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Re: ☢ Ascension ☢

Post by Mephiles the Dark on Thu Dec 03, 2015 1:43 am

Alexis looked among the wreckage, taking about a few seconds to do so. They had already taken care of three rooms, with forty-seven to go! She sighed with content, but the fight was far from over. She turned to see Maxie let her know that the next room was ahead, so she advanced towards the next portal, relaxing for a moment before leaping towards it...


...Only to be greeted by nonstop firing.


How would Alexis come across the situation? She pictured the situation quickly. This was not going to be easy, despite studying the drone's mechanisms... She sighed, and began dashing towards the button that was supposedly hers, all while dodging the cannonballs nimbly that seemed to be coming her way. She lifted herself into the air by using her wings and quickly advanced towards her button, though she couldn't stay in the air for long... After seeing her button, she landed safely on it, causing the switch to drop. The moment she had pressed the button, she was taken to the waiting arena, beginning to think about the others and wondering if they were going to make it through.

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Re: ☢ Ascension ☢

Post by Ryder the hedgehog on Thu Dec 03, 2015 1:52 pm

as soon Ryder stepped through the portal a cannonball was headed right for him, He stepped to the side as the cannonball *narrowly*misses him by inches "Oh Shit!" he yelped , he sighed thinking that could have gotten worse. Ryder quickly to the crossfire of cannonballs, one the cannonballs knocks him down from behind , the tornado drone was right in his path ready to mow him down, but Ryder quickly stood up and ran towards the button.

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Re: ☢ Ascension ☢

Post by DeuxExDimensia on Fri Dec 04, 2015 6:11 pm

Flare quickly jumped up from the wreckage and flew into the next room with no time to waste. Flapping upward, he maneuvered his way around a cannonball that was headed towards him as he rushed into the room and past the waves of cannonballs that were flying every which way. 

"Geez, looks like they finally decided to raise the difficulty!" He exclaimed, looking specifically at the contestants who couldn't fly... which turned out to be most of them. He looked at the other buttons on the other side, dodging the cannonballs that were still coming. After one quick glance at the other contestants, he turned towards the buttons. "Well, good luck everyone else!" He said, and with that he took off starting to rush not towards the buttons but to the totem drone causing a lot of the chaos. Moving up and moving down, making his way around the cannonballs and to the drone, he dove down low and thrust his fists out towards the bottom drone.

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Re: ☢ Ascension ☢

Post by Blitz Zhavanx on Sat Dec 05, 2015 2:42 am

Blizz simply rubbed her muzzle. This was getting irritating for her. Why cannonballs? Did they not get the message yet? If not, her next move should've. Blizz swung her fist straight at an incoming CB, and connected. The ball exploded and shrapnal flew past and on her, but making no physical marks besides dust. The small but fast wind did blow her arm back, but she probably didn't care. Blizz looked at the other side.

Boomerang. She thought as she pulled out a metal, double-bladed boomerang of sorts. She pulled her arm back and swung whilst dealing with a few more CBs afterward. The flying blade went right after the blue button as Blizz caught two more CBs and threw them back at their sender (They must not like her at all).

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Re: ☢ Ascension ☢

Post by Caliburn on Mon Dec 21, 2015 7:06 pm

Area 1 - Meadow Battlefields - Room 4

Cal smiled at Maxie immediately after her compliment, "Thanks!" He said, very enthusiastically, following them immediately through the large portal - only to suddenly be stormed by a sudden flurry of cannonballs. "EEK!" He screamed in surprise, his body flinging all over the place to avoid the large objects, eyes wide in alert fear of being hit again.

"...Oh, what's this? There's a clear divide between team players and lone wolves right now!" The announcer said, mightily, watching the scene closely it seemed.

"With that immediate leap, Alexis seems to have taken care of herself beyond anything. How the others will react to that, who knows, but I personally doubt they'll be happy with it if they make it through!" The voice boomed across the arena, as the drones kept firing non-stop, becoming more rapid with every wave of cannonballs that went by.

"Oh, very nice work with dodging from Maxie there!" The announcer said, "And a bit of trouble seems to be brewing for Ryder, hopefully it won't be too much!" Before directing his attention to the display he saw of Flare SMASHING through the bottom totem, toppling the entire tornado drone and making it fall to bits with the impact, another roar of cheers from the crowd. "AMAAAAZING team play here!"

Cal wasn't making much progress, but he was making some nonetheless, and just as he was about to be smashed in the face by a cannonball, suddenly Blizz blew it to bits. Unintentional or not, he was grateful, having a bit of a breather at least, before quickly springing back into action and hopping over a massive row, quickly jetting himself forward with flames, a focused look on his face as he suddenly intercepted a cannonball that was about to hit Ryder with an aerial kick, before giving a glance to Flare. "Thank you, Flare!" Cal shouted out, giving a thumbs up and a smile, subconsciously keeping attention, landing sleekly on the floor and leaping over another row, sliding under the next, and quickly crossing his arms over eachother while he had the lead over most of the people present.

The back of the room was flooded with cannonballs now, and the drones just wouldn't let up. How they didn't run out was beyond anyone's guesses, and the closer the participants got to the buttons the more dangerous things became.

"OH! An excellent trick from Blizz, taking her straight to the waiting area without even REACHING the button. Clever, very clever!" The announcer said, at least finding the tactic to be smart, Blizz being warped.

By that moment, Alexis and Blizz were both in the waiting area to proceed into the next round...

The waiting area being a very calm room, surprisingly, with a small makeshift bench to rest upon, and rather beautiful scenery. In the center of the table, there was a hologram of the arena and how everyone else in the room was doing. Idle chit chat was more than possible while they waited.

"Stand back!" Cal shouted, back to the action, and suddenly there was a massive wave of heat across the whole arena, a giant horizontal split going from the middle to the outside, spreading all of the incoming cannonballs (the ones in front of Cal, of course) entirely aside, drawing a gasp of slight awe from the audience and announcer alike.

He panted a bit, clearly having put effort into that, and seemingly for nothing as very shortly afterwards the waves just kept coming.

But before the waves came... there was definitely a big gap, and said gap may have been long enough for the others to press their buttons.

Time would tell.

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Post by Spekkal on Mon Feb 08, 2016 2:27 pm

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There was a light thud, as Maxie landed in front of Cal with a wide and confident smirk; "Darling, you've done wonderfully. Now how about you get to pressing that cute little button while I handle this, hm? Don't exhaust yourself in the first few rooms," she tapped her forehead, "Best leave some surprises in the bag for the audience~"

With that, her finger flicked into the small hope in the shaft of her weapon. Immediately, it began to spin with a violent whoosh of wind - a deadly spinning blade of sharpness and death. Now, she used this move earlier, so it would come as no surprise as to what the intention was. The weapon itself would fare very little against the momentum of the cannonballs. But the gale force wind it produced? Well, any nearing cannonballs would immediately slow down and come to a rolling stop.

"As much as I would love to keep this up, may I suggest to, ah, finish this silly room off?"

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Post by Ryder the hedgehog on Fri Feb 26, 2016 5:00 pm

(sorry for not replying   i got kinda lazy)   

Ryder had jogged toward to one of the buttons  and stopped in front of it and just before he pressed it  he turned and saw a red drone  that was closing in on him  and fast ,  as the drone reached Ryder it swung its arm at him but Ryder blocked and grabbed it, He then gave a  sinister Smile as he turned  in  other direction  and With a little effort  from his super strength pulled the drones arm over his over his shoulder and flipped it he let go of  the drone just before  slamming into the ground. Ryder smiled and walked back to  the button he choose  and  pushed it, with that  he was teleported to the waiting room.

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