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Apr 16 13 3:51 PM

Engel Pilot: Navy Lieutenant [O-3] Kamielle Lynn {Xenomix – Amlati}; Para-psy [Environmental-Primary: TK {Adpt},
EK {Adpt}, GK {Std};  Somatic-Secondary: PwBst {Nov}, HyprAgl {Nov}, Healer {Nov}]
Squad: Beta - 2nd
Call Sign:  Paladin
Engel: Malach {Seraphiria}
Virtue{s}: Courageous, Gentle
Flaw{s}: Impatient, Shy
Orgone Points: 12 / 11  {1 spent}
Drama Points: 10 / 10
{Real World Injuries}Moderately Wounded:  Vitality Dam 23
{Dream World Injuries}  Vitality Dam 0

He sat at the falls and let all the pain of loss drain from him... it could never make him feel 'better' but the weight of grief did lessen.  His thoughts turned to "her"... she was gone now.. but he had many fond memories of her courage, her beauty, her dog-determined stubborness! He couldn't bring himself to quite smile... but those memories were his and would always be his.  She would never be very far from him... in his mind.  He could just hear her now...

'You knew this was a dangerous job when you volunteered buster! This is the big leagues... shut up, Step Up and DO YOUR JOB, sweety!!  Don't you DARE let those monsters eat MY Earth... THAT'S OURS! Give 'em hell... My Dragon!'

Kam dried his face of tears... {despair... is as much an enemy as madness...}

Kam stared into the waters of the falls in the pool below and willed himself to see Cleo's smiling, beautiful face, and hear her battle cry again - the motto for Team Scion "Ambush from the center!"

'Team Scion was always out numbered and we kill in heaps... they have no idea who they are dealing with...!!!'

He had to smirk painfully at his reply he had given her to that remark... an adage from an old anime' series he'd seen in his childhood...
"...'Just who the Hell do they think we are!?!?' "

"She" had caught the reference and laughed hard and full... 'YEAH..Exactly Sweety! Nuke 'em til they glow.. then shoot them in the dark!'

Tenacity {Dreaming} Check: 3feat dice {Ten} - 3d10 + 7 → [9,2,9,7]; Take 9, 9 + 7{Ten} = 25!
- See Cleo's Face in the water, Hear her voice - one last time!
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His spirits raised a little... he would always have "her" with him.. dead or alive.  Kam lifted his gaze and noticed the Ancient curious vistas beyond the fall just out of sight... and also his sense became aware of the feeling of dread danger he felt from the close proximity of perhaps maddening sights...

He pondered his mind coming back to focus... were this reality.. his engel had H.U.D. AR filters to help with reducing the risks of viewing madness inducing sights to help the pilots keep fighting... even the normal rank and file NEG mecha had similar safety protocols.  How would they translate here...with the limited tech this dreamrealm would allow?

He tried something simple... focusing his mind to see how much reality could be ...molded to the focused will here...

Concentrating Kam called upon his sleeping inner strength...

Invoke - Power Boost & Use = Take 7! = 7 + 7{Tenacity} 14{success!!}

His silvery eyes began to glow as he felt power fill him again.  focusing his will he imagined a pair of wooden snow goggles that would cover his eye completely... a narrow slit to see through ruining most peripheral vision.  But to this simple item he also imaging two stained glass lenses one for each eye.. one blue .. one darkly red... like the old 2D glasses before the tech had been improved.  

His reason figuring that even a maddening sight if obscured and distorted enough would have the impact it might have witnessed in such a fashion greatly reduced enough that one could determine at least the nature of a threat and avoid it prudently.

The image of the goggles clear in his mind... he willed it into existence in his hand...

Dreaming: 1 {student} = 1d10 + 9 → [8,9] = (17)
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Kamielle Lynn - Right on the Sharp End & Shadows of Munich
Athen Devereau - Stars End
Sabrina Cheyenne 'Chani' Fairchilde - OIS Shades of Grey
Darrin - Horrors of the Old World: OGRE
Kamui Tokada - Children of the Burn

"...no amount of force can control a free man, a man whose mind if free.  No, not the rack, not fission bombs, not anything - you can't conquer a free man; the most you can do is kill him."

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Apr 16 13 3:52 PM

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{ Critical thinking right there, I approve!  }

The set of goggles materialized into Kam's hand, and they felt solid to the touch. A rope tied around the rock, possibly the convenient coil of rope around his shoulder that also wasn't there a moment ago would be sufficient to safely wade in near the edge and venture a daring peek over it.


 

Kamielle Lynn - Right on the Sharp End & Shadows of Munich
Athen Devereau - Stars End
Sabrina Cheyenne 'Chani' Fairchilde - OIS Shades of Grey
Darrin - Horrors of the Old World: OGRE
Kamui Tokada - Children of the Burn

"...no amount of force can control a free man, a man whose mind if free.  No, not the rack, not fission bombs, not anything - you can't conquer a free man; the most you can do is kill him."

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Apr 16 13 3:54 PM

Engel Pilot: Navy Lieutenant [O-3] Kamielle Lynn {Xenomix – Amlati}; Para-psy [Environmental-Primary: TK {Adpt},
EK {Adpt}, GK {Std};  Somatic-Secondary: PwBst {Nov}, HyprAgl {Nov}, Healer {Nov}]
Squad: Beta - 2nd
Call Sign:  Paladin
Engel: Malach {Seraphiria}
Virtue{s}: Courageous, Gentle
Flaw{s}: Impatient, Shy
Orgone Points: 12 / 10  {2 spent}
Drama Points: 10 / 10
{Real World Injuries}Moderately Wounded:  Vitality Dam 23
{Dream World Injuries}  Vitality Dam 0

Kameille took the convenient length of rope not even considering nor it seeming odd that it just suddenly was there and available.  Slipping the rope through the eye-holes that were in the ends of the goggles he secured the cord in place it suddenly changing into a convenient leather strap that he fitted over his head and donned the goggles over his eyes.  

{Hmm.. pretty limited view and well distorted...but I can still find my way around...}

Standing Kam picked up his Dragon helm which could still fit over his head as protection though now its visor/maw would not close... but had it ever done that?  

Turning he walked back over to Thomas, "Hey chief, there is something odd over beyond the falls might be some kind of danger I just wanna make sure its not or at least learn what it is so we can make sure we don't get its attention... I'm just going to have a peek... nothing more.  See these goggles...their like a stone age version of AR filter... I should be fine.  Just wanted you to know.  Any researchers that come here after we get our survivors out need to know as much as possible."

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Kamielle Lynn - Right on the Sharp End & Shadows of Munich
Athen Devereau - Stars End
Sabrina Cheyenne 'Chani' Fairchilde - OIS Shades of Grey
Darrin - Horrors of the Old World: OGRE
Kamui Tokada - Children of the Burn

"...no amount of force can control a free man, a man whose mind if free.  No, not the rack, not fission bombs, not anything - you can't conquer a free man; the most you can do is kill him."

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Apr 16 13 3:55 PM

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{ Sinner's riposte. }

Making sure to wait for Kamielle to fall asleep first, Thomas finally allowed himself to doze off, at a safe distance of course, in case the kid suffers another burn in his sleep - who knows what will happen in the world of dreams.

"Huh..." were his first words as he starred into the sea. He didn't notice yet that he was wearing a worn out chainmail and robes with the sign of the Order Hospitaller on them. He was covered in grime and dried up blood and had several medieval age weapons mounted on him, each representing one of his modern weapons. Other than that there were some dirty medieval-era surgeon tools and ampules strapped to his belt, next to big rosary.

But none of that mattered - he was starring into an ocean that seemed ripped straight from his memories. It was a beautiful hibrid of the war-torn beaches of Gdańsk and Nazzadi-dhuni, looking as if someone took his vague memories of those places and mixed them together, fixing all the bad sides of one with the good sizes of the other and vice versa.

"...it's surprisingly beautiful..."

{ Panda's addition, to be supplemented by Sinner once and if he gets here. }

Thomas shifted his attention to Kam and frowned. "You're still recovering from a burn, Paladin. Just head back at the first sign of trouble and consult me before doing anything else. "


 

Kamielle Lynn - Right on the Sharp End & Shadows of Munich
Athen Devereau - Stars End
Sabrina Cheyenne 'Chani' Fairchilde - OIS Shades of Grey
Darrin - Horrors of the Old World: OGRE
Kamui Tokada - Children of the Burn

"...no amount of force can control a free man, a man whose mind if free.  No, not the rack, not fission bombs, not anything - you can't conquer a free man; the most you can do is kill him."

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Apr 16 13 3:57 PM

Engel Pilot: Navy Lieutenant [O-3] Kamielle Lynn {Xenomix – Amlati}; Para-psy [Environmental-Primary: TK {Adpt},
EK {Adpt}, GK {Std};  Somatic-Secondary: PwBst {Nov}, HyprAgl {Nov}, Healer {Nov}]
Squad: Beta - 2nd
Call Sign:  Paladin
Engel: Malach {Seraphiria}
Virtue{s}: Courageous, Gentle
Flaw{s}: Impatient, Shy
Orgone Points: 12 / 10  {2 spent}
Drama Points: 10 / 10
{Real World Injuries}Moderately Wounded:  Vitality Dam 23
{Dream World Injuries}  Vitality Dam 0

Kam nods, "Will do boss... first sign of trouble.. I beat feet back..."

Turning Kameille strode back to the edge of the falls.  Making sure his goggles were in place... he pulled on his shield on his right arm...

He'd forgotten how he'd missed the heft of a shield on his arm since Seraphira's was destroyed.

Drawing a single scimitar Kam stalked around the bend of the rocks... and kept his gaze at the horizon ahead just enough so that he could just see the ground ahead of him and a small piece of the sky above in the limited view slit of the visor goggles and the Dragon-headed maw of his helm.  his vision oddly distorted with the two different shades of tinted glass.

Kam steeled his nerves for whatever wonders... or horrors he might behold... but he was fearless in his resolve...

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Kamielle Lynn - Right on the Sharp End & Shadows of Munich
Athen Devereau - Stars End
Sabrina Cheyenne 'Chani' Fairchilde - OIS Shades of Grey
Darrin - Horrors of the Old World: OGRE
Kamui Tokada - Children of the Burn

"...no amount of force can control a free man, a man whose mind if free.  No, not the rack, not fission bombs, not anything - you can't conquer a free man; the most you can do is kill him."

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The rope around the rock tugged at Kam's waist the closer he went to the edge of the falls. Taking a few deep breaths he peered over and saw fragments of something even the most steel hearted warrior would hope to never have to see again. It was something so altogether repulsive and grotesque, no sane Creator would ever conceive of it. Beyond the fall Kam could piece together a concave shape of an eye about a mile across, somewhere between squid and insectoid in origin, the bottom of the basin staring blankly at the blue sky above. It also appeared to breathe, becoming more shallow or deep with every fetid breath it turned clean pure air into toxic sickly yellow fumes.
It was the sight of one single time the creature exhaled, as Kam's sight was torn to focus on some other part of it. Beyond was a sort of skin composed, or more accurately, decomposing, of a mass of entangled mouthed tentacles cannibalising itself infinitely. This went on as far as the eye could reach, in a pattern that could not be properly resolved by the human brain. Kam could feel his eyes getting bloodshot of what were but a few brief moments which seemed as hours as he looked at it, and he had to look away at the sight of the Outer God. Would he have done so with eyes unprotected, they would've melted right out of his eye sockets, while he himself would've become raving mad. Back... Back... Back, was all that was imprinted on his mind.

{ Five vitality damage, just for flavour. No penalties or sanity loss unless you want to look a second time :) }


 

Kamielle Lynn - Right on the Sharp End & Shadows of Munich
Athen Devereau - Stars End
Sabrina Cheyenne 'Chani' Fairchilde - OIS Shades of Grey
Darrin - Horrors of the Old World: OGRE
Kamui Tokada - Children of the Burn

"...no amount of force can control a free man, a man whose mind if free.  No, not the rack, not fission bombs, not anything - you can't conquer a free man; the most you can do is kill him."

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Apr 16 13 4:00 PM

Engel Pilot: Navy Lieutenant [O-3] Kamielle Lynn {Xenomix – Amlati}; Para-psy [Environmental-Primary: TK {Adpt},
EK {Adpt}, GK {Std};  Somatic-Secondary: PwBst {Nov}, HyprAgl {Nov}, Healer {Nov}]
Squad: Beta - 2nd
Call Sign:  Paladin
Engel: Malach {Seraphiria}
Virtue{s}: Courageous, Gentle
Flaw{s}: Impatient, Shy
Orgone Points: 12 / 10  {2 spent}
Drama Points: 10 / 10
{Real World Injuries}Moderately Wounded:  Vitality Dam 23
{Dream World Injuries}Cosmetic  Vitality Dam 5

Kamielle was stunned at what he beheld.. and then horrified!  Not the kind of phantom fear of the unknown or the sudden terror of a surprise attack... but the soul-wrenching, utter-repulsion and abhorrence to the very CORE of his being at what he was witnessing!  He felt like retching up his own stomach at the reviling disgust and none-too-little fear of what their island of beauty in the Dreamrealm 'floated'? above!

Kam reeled his mind rebelling from the sight and he rolled away from the edge his head hurting with the HATED sight ... even distorted and merely a glimpse of the True Grand vista of cosmic evil and wickedness...

"H-hhhholy Shiiitttt!", was all that he could mutter from his lips as he rolled on the beach at the edge of the waterfall.. not realizing he had fallen back and rolled away instinctively from such a THING of COSMIC HORROR that SHOULD NOT BE!!!  His mind keep screaming at him, {dear god ... we're on top of it.. its below us.... it will devour us too!!!  Must get away!!!!}

His heart was racing and he was starting to hyperventilate...

His mind keep reeling at the memory of the eye.. the EYE!  The eye so like those eyes before... in Mongolia... the rescue that turned soooo bad... their extraction  target had turned-coat on the N.E.G. he was a Desolate One.. and guarded by a Yog Guard shield.  Kam had not told the entire truth to Jonah.. 'he' had never been in an accidental Burn... but Kam had been in two intentional burns before!  She had used "her" rank and contacts to keep it officially off the record.. after all she had told Kam to do it and it was desperate... they all would have been killed had Kam not forced a Burn episode intentionally!  That had been the first time in field Kam had manifested his Gravikinetics... he dropped a house-sized piece of a mountain peek on the damnable Yog. Guarded Desolate One.. crushing him to a thin VERY dead paste!  But it was what came after that chilled every soul in Team Scion... the instant death of such a powerful minion of the 'Nameless One' was not one to go unnoticed.. and a avatar showed up!  His eyes haunted Kam still in his nightmares.  It had been Arrin, the Zoner teleporter, they had rescued from the Russian wastes that had saved them all from the avatar by teleporting them all away... of course from that point on she was hunted by hounds.  But that which had been seen could not be unseen.. the eyes of the Avatar the eye below it was maddening!  Holly.. had never quite been the same since that... encounter.  She had nightmares on occasion.  Bad times.  Even worse after the Empty Twins had gotten ahold of Holly.  Harsh price for awakening pyrokientics in the Army Tank Captain... but she paid every cultists she ran across after that with a almost sadistic fiery death.  Thinking of his old friends... Team Scion, their bond almost closer than family anchored his thoughts.. especially his memories of ..."her".  His Sorceress.

Kam's finite mortal tenacity... empowered by the cosmic energies filling him partially with boosted resolve and strenght.. they were ..almost not enough...  

His senses were reeling still but his mind was back to the here and now... reason and a dog-determined will asserting themselves... {look stupid.. the other squad slept here for four hours and none of them were harmed.. GET a *!*++!$ GRIP!!!}

His heart was racing... his breath coming in gasps.. but he was not hyperventilating anymore.  "She" had said that the reason the Dreamlands were deadly to venture into was because an Outer God had devoured them... 'Gurathnaka'...the name on his mind and whispered from the corners of his threatened sanity.  Suddenly Kam was angry.. furious!  Oh how he HATED ALL THESE Sons of bitches!  How he longed... lusted to destroy ALL the Old Ones!  They were his personal enemy... the enemy of all mankind!  He would do everything he could to gain the power to crush them all someday!!!

Kam blinked back tears of frustration and a myriad of other emotions he could not place from his eyes and found himself on his ass at the edge of the water very near.. too near the edge.

Slowly .. deliberately he moved away from that horrid edge.  Regaining his feet he picked up his dropped shield and scimitar.  sheathing the sword and shouldering the shield onto his back.  He swallowed hard pondering the ...edge.. an 'edge of madness..!'

He glowered angrily at the ...'edge of madness'.  Crouching briefly to the water he scooped up a handful of water to drink and water his dry mouth and throat.  Then with all his effort he hawked up a big knot of spit and spat it over the edge... smiling wickedly.

"In your eye and @!*+ you!  You'll get your's ... I PROMISE!!!"

He turned and stalked away back to the beach and Thomas... his posture one of seething fury and iron determination...

"Boss.  NO one should go look over that edge.. and no one should venture ANYWHERE away from this 20'ft area.  NO Exceptions!  I !%@% you not... its really dangerous here... more dangerous than you would find comfortable knowing!  Try to get some rest.. I'll do the same.  I'll explain FULLY once we are awake and out of this damnable place!!!"

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Kamielle Lynn - Right on the Sharp End & Shadows of Munich
Athen Devereau - Stars End
Sabrina Cheyenne 'Chani' Fairchilde - OIS Shades of Grey
Darrin - Horrors of the Old World: OGRE
Kamui Tokada - Children of the Burn

"...no amount of force can control a free man, a man whose mind if free.  No, not the rack, not fission bombs, not anything - you can't conquer a free man; the most you can do is kill him."

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Jonah woke and stretched as he picked himself off the ground and checked his sword. He noted who was up and who was sleeping still before walking over and watching the hallway in.


 

Kamielle Lynn - Right on the Sharp End & Shadows of Munich
Athen Devereau - Stars End
Sabrina Cheyenne 'Chani' Fairchilde - OIS Shades of Grey
Darrin - Horrors of the Old World: OGRE
Kamui Tokada - Children of the Burn

"...no amount of force can control a free man, a man whose mind if free.  No, not the rack, not fission bombs, not anything - you can't conquer a free man; the most you can do is kill him."

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