Nogaki Commerical District Sublevel 1 - Neo Tokyo

Below the city proper stretches the mostly unwholesome mass of the undercity, composed of tunnels which criss-cross and interlace for miles around. While some businesses in this area are legitimate they are far outnumbered by those that are not, though the existence of any such organizations is vehemently denied by Neo Tokyo authorities.
Neon and holographic signs provide most of the illumination in the side streets, while shadowy gangs waft through alleys and through sealed doors. This isn't exactly the best place to be unless you know your way around and have someone to watch your back.
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[Stealthed] Shadow Man [Armor] [RM]
Centaur Man [Normal] [RM]
Slash Man [Purple] [RM]
Dr. Wily [Wily] [RM]
Otto's Apartment

Obvious exits:
Public Lift Up <LU> leads to Nogaki Commercial District - Neo Tokyo.

This regularly schedualed programme has been interrupted by a much more important event. Namely... torture! Cue menacing theme music. Fade in to... Dr. Wily, filling the entire screen.
"Good evening, world. Tonight, on the ever-irrepresible, oft-copied, never-duplicated Wily Show, we have a public service announcement, with the aid of a new friend of mine. He's a member of the fascist regime who oppresses you at every turn. Please, people of the world! Give it up for... Flaaaaaaare Feliiiine!" Wily grins and claps, the camera pedding up to reveal Flare Feline nailed to a large cross. The X kind, not the T kind. "To help him give this message, we have a few of my children. Give a big hand to Shadow Man, Centaur Man, and Slash Man!" Cue canned cheering and applause.

[Radio: (A) Repliforce] Sergeant Major Skyblade Eagle transmits, "Track that broadcast."

[Radio: (A) Repliforce] Sergeant Plasma Badger transmits, "... ... Someone tell me someone is tracing this..."

[Radio: (A) Repliforce] Sergeant Major Skyblade Eagle transmits, "Do it now."

[Radio: (A) Repliforce] Captain Iris transmits, "...Well. I do believe we know now why Flare's signal went out last night. And I'd be a fool to -not- trace it, wouldn't I? I hope you have more faith in me than -that-. I'm working on it."

[Radio: (A) Repliforce] MSE XO Fusion Phoenix transmits, "Do we know where his signal was last located? That might give us a place to start."

Flare Feline is just hanging there. Looking a bit beaten and worn already. On his face, it looks like he's half awake, and half out of it. Though he does look on at Wily and the other masters present with disgust, not saying a word for now.

[Radio: (E) Public] Freeze Man transmits, "Hmm. Interesting show on TV."

Shadow Man jumps in from off camera, landing solidly. He rises, crossing his arms, and very slowly and smoothly turns his gaze towards Flare, while keeping his head perfectly level. His expression bears only the slightest hint of a smile.

[Radio: (A) Repliforce] Sergeant Strike Mongoose transmits, "...if they start torturing him, I'm going to be very cross."

[Radio: (E) Public] Ether Skunk transmits, "Shut up."

[Radio: (A) Repliforce] Commander Phoebus transmits, "If they do...Capture one and torture it."

[Radio: (E) Public] Freeze Man transmits, "Hmmph. Looks like someone's not a fan of DBZ."

Centaur Man trots onto the camera's view, with a serious look on his face. He looks to the captive, and shakes his head. He then looks to at Wily. He bows, but doesn't speak.

[Radio: (A) Repliforce] Sergeant Major Skyblade Eagle transmits, "What the hell is he doing on screen?"

[Radio: (A) Repliforce] Sergeant Major Skyblade Eagle transmits, "I just maimed him a couple hours ago."

Dust Man arrives from the Nogaki Commercial District - Neo Tokyo.
Dust Man has arrived.

[Radio: (A) Repliforce] Sergeant Plasma Badger transmits, "The wonders of duct tape?"

[Radio: (A) Repliforce] Sergeant Strike Mongoose transmits, "Looks like we've got a few Masters from this afternoon showing up..."

Ignore where he came from. He has anlways been here. Not Slash Man. Dust Man.

Dr. Wily receives a radio transmission.

[Radio: (A) Repliforce] Commander Phoebus transmits, "Hrm. Perhaps we could smack him up really well when we finally get the chance hten. MAybe destroy him completely."

Dust Man strides up to the cross with Flare on it. He idly looks all around and finally up at Flare's face. "Let's just see how long it'll take to break this little kitty..."

[Radio: (A) Repliforce] Sergeant Strike Mongoose transmits, "Neither Dust Man or Centaur Man can be in very good shape after that beating... grrr, I want another shot at em..."

[Radio: (C) RF/Hunter-Com] Ether Skunk transmits, "hey. HEY!"

[Radio: (C) RF/Hunter-Com] Zero transmits, "Yes?"

[Radio: (A) Repliforce] Valiant Falcon transmits, "........They broadcast this.....for public viewing...."

[Radio: (C) RF/Hunter-Com] Repliforce Sergeant Strike Mongoose transmits, "...we see it..."

[Radio: (C) RF/Hunter-Com] Ether Skunk transmits, "Hey, Repliforce. You watchin' this? You are? Great. Any chance we could trace the signal?"

[Radio: (C) RF/Hunter-Com] RF Lieutenant Fusion Phoenix transmits, "Wily's transmison? We're tracing it as we speak."

[Radio: (C) RF/Hunter-Com] Zero transmits, "Iris is on it now, Ether. Don't get your panties in a wad."

[Radio: (C) RF/Hunter-Com] Commander Phoebus transmits, "..We're trying to."

[Radio: (C) RF/Hunter-Com] RF Sergeant Plasma Badger transmits, "We're working on it... I am ready to teleport to whatever location is needed.."

[Radio: (C) RF/Hunter-Com] Hurricane Hawk transmits, "Hrm, "Well great, now they're publicizing they're war crimes...""

Dr. Wily sends a radio transmission to Pirate Man.

[Radio: (C) RF/Hunter-Com] Repliforce Sergeant Strike Mongoose transmits, "Wily must be shorthanded - two of those three Masters were heavily damaged in the fighting this afternoon."

[Radio: (C) RF/Hunter-Com] Ether Skunk transmits, "Great, great. Lemme know when you know something, I can deploy in a moment's notice. Let's gang-beat these fools. I wanna see Wily pinned up to a cross like that."

Pirate Man arrives from the Nogaki Commercial District - Neo Tokyo.
Pirate Man has arrived.
Bomb Man arrives from the Nogaki Commercial District - Neo Tokyo.
Bomb Man has arrived.

[Radio: (C) RF/Hunter-Com] Hurricane Hawk transmits, "Who's depoying? I'd most certainly like to help in this if possible..."

[Radio: (C) RF/Hunter-Com] Sergeant Major Skyblade Eagle transmits, "I'm ready to go."

[Radio: (C) RF/Hunter-Com] Repliforce Sergeant Strike Mongoose transmits, "Slightly battered, but I can still be of some use in this little scuffle."

[Radio: (C) RF/Hunter-Com] RF Lieutenant Fusion Phoenix transmits, "In case they hurt Flare, MSE teams are ready."

[Radio: (C) RF/Hunter-Com] RF Sergeant Plasma Badger transmits, "*clank*I'm set... just picking up my lucky charm."

[Radio: (A) Repliforce] Valiant Falcon transmits, "...If assistance is needed, I will be around."

[Radio: (C) RF/Hunter-Com] Repliforce Sergeant Strike Mongoose transmits, "...Plasma, thats a lightpole..."

[Radio: (C) RF/Hunter-Com] RF Sergeant Plasma Badger transmits, "It was lucky when I beat on the Gustav with it..."

Dr. Wily points at the camera. "Todays' moral lesson is Don't Screw With the Robot Masters." He turns to his boys. "Men! On your marks! Get set! Mangle!" Wily pulls out a gun, and fires it to signal the beginning. However, he fires it AT Flare. Grin.

[Radio: (C) RF/Hunter-Com] Commander Phoebus transmits, "Oh, and don't damage the cameras. I want the world to see us blow up the Robot Masters live."

[Radio: (C) RF/Hunter-Com] Hurricane Hawk growls, "I want to help with this..."

[Radio: (C) RF/Hunter-Com] Repliforce Sergeant Strike Mongoose transmits, " hell am I staying out of this. We're gonna need to those MSE teams..."

[Radio: (C) RF/Hunter-Com] Commander Phoebus transmits, "And then the moral will be: 'Don't listen to Old Men with Alzheimers'."

[Radio: (C) RF/Hunter-Com] RF Lieutenant Fusion Phoenix transmits, "Flight capable MSE teams are ready for deployment from each of our bases. I wish they wern't needed."

[Radio: (C) RF/Hunter-Com] Void Starfish transmits, "I'm a little tired, but I'm ready to go... that would... leave our construction teams pretty unguarded down here, though."

[Radio: (C) RF/Hunter-Com] Ether Skunk transmits, "I'm ready, too!!"

[Radio: (C) RF/Hunter-Com] Hurricane Hawk transmits, "I'm ready to go as well, I'll do whatever. If you want me to get him down, I can, if you want me to attack those ... idiots, I can. I'm just waiting for the word Go."

[Radio: (C) RF/Hunter-Com] RF Lieutenant Fusion Phoenix transmits, "Void, we've got enough going. If you feel that the construction teams need gaurding, stay in clear consince."

[Radio: (D) Public] Kalinka screams, "YOU MONSTERS!!!...bloodthirsty killing machines, without conscience!! What the hell is this supposed to PROVE?? This is pointless!"

Dust Man steps up quickly to Flare, and opens up a panel in his side. He pulls a cattle prod from his Duct, and cranks it to high. He then jabs it inside of Flare, dumping 900 CHUNKY AMPS of power into Flare's systems for a second. "I'm betting THAT HURT, didn't it?"

[Radio: (D) Public] Sonic Banshee transmits, "... Someone needs a nap.."

[Radio: (C) RF/Hunter-Com] Commander Phoebus transmits, "eh? Well I guess I won't go if we're sending a fleet..."

[Radio: (D) Public] Freeze Man transmits, "Children should not use such language."

[Radio: (D) Public] Frost Man transmits, "Ice Cream is not pointless..."

[Radio: (D) Public] Zero transmits, "So, go take one, Sonic."

[Radio: (D) Public] Dust Man transmits, "And that's a low dosage of PAIN! Let's see how much 5 seconds will make him hurt..."

[Radio: (D) Public] Sonic Banshee transmits, "I was talkin' bout tha' wee brat, Zero. Oh, wait, I'm sorry, ye'll mistake me words for meaning Rock. I mean, I was talkin' about that shrill witch wi' tha' temper tantrum Meth-- No, thet's Iris.."

[Radio: (D) Public] Strike Mongoose transmits, "Remind me to punch that hole between your eyes that I missed earlier, Dust."

[Radio: (D) Public] Dust Man transmits, "Yeah, Zilch. How is the annoying WenchBot doing?"

[Radio: (D) Public] Freeze Man transmits, "You actually /missed/ Dust Man? But he's so akward!"

[Radio: (D) Public] Ether Skunk transmits, "Live it up, live it up, you butchers. Your number's gonna come up shortly enough, and we'll see about nailing up that shrivelled doctor of yours in Flare's place."

[Radio: (D) Public] Ether Skunk transmits, "I bet he'll squeal if we set that frazzle hair of his on fire!"

[Radio: (D) Public] Strike Mongoose transmits, "Honestly? I'm amazed that the Masters would resort to such childish antics. Too scared to fight us now?"

[Radio: (D) Public] Dr. Wily transmits, "My, do I hear the Maverick call in you? How quaint."

Flare Feline grits his teeth trying to prepare for Dust's attack, but the power surged through him is greater than he expected. A slight yelp of pain escapes him, and stops as Dust pulls the cattle prod away. A few of his circuits were fried by that one.

[Radio: (D) Public] Freeze Man transmits, "Threaten him all you want. It'll never happen."

[Radio: (D) Public] Ether Skunk transmits, "What goes around, comes around, doctor. It's because of people like you that we even have the Mavericks to worry about in the first place."

[Radio: (D) Public] Freeze Man transmits, "Personally, I don't do meaningless torture."

[Radio: (D) Public] Sonic Banshee transmits, "Hey now. We ain' half as bad as tha' Skunk is!"

[Radio: (D) Public] Dr. Wily transmits, "Yes, we do seem to have you to worry about. How odd. Oh, well. Keep up the work, boys."

[Radio: (D) Public] Kalinka transmits, "BASTARDS!!"

[Radio: (D) Public] Dust Man transmits, "Don't worry, Skunk. This cattle prods got YOUR name on it."

[Radio: (D) Public] Freeze Man transmits, "My word. Such language coming from a child. Who is your father, little one? He should discipline you more."

[Radio: (D) Public] Sonic Banshee transmits, "Mmmm. I am quite suddenly reminded o' just why I like children better when they kni't talk."

"I wonder, sensei..." says Shadow Man, drawing a katana from a hidden sheath on his back, and taking a few steps towards flare, stopping at arm's length. "Did you intend us to disable this machine quickly..." The tip of the blade is brought to the feline reploid's neck. "Or draw out its punishment?" A quick, shallow slash brings the blade across from right to left, held for a moment less then a centimeter from the reploid's neck at the end. Shadow Man then steps back, for the next Master's turn.

[Radio: (D) Public] Phoebus Phoebus Phoebus transmits, "Freeze, Shutup. Wily hasn't lost his hearing yet."

[Radio: (D) Public] Freeze Man transmits, "...And that matters how?"

[Radio: (D) Public] Phoebus Phoebus Phoebus transmits, "Protect what's left of your 'Father's' Sanity and Shutup."

Flare Feline winces again as the blade cuts his throat. It's shallow, not deep, but still mechfluid leaks out from it. He gasps for air a bit, if he were human, that would probably kill him, even so, he's losing fluid, if slowly.

[Radio: (A) Repliforce] Commander Phoebus transmits, "Got a location yet, Iris?"

[Radio: (A) Repliforce] Captain Iris transmits, "Working on fast as I can. This is frustrating for me, too, so wait for it. It SHOULD be coming through, very soon. You'll be the first to know."

[Radio: (D) Public] Freeze Man transmits, "No."

[Radio: (D) Public] Freeze Man transmits, "I have never done anything to you. Why do you harrass me so?"

[Radio: (D) Public] Phoebus Phoebus Phoebus transmits, "Because you're annoying me and you're being, well, RUDE."

[Radio: (D) Public] Freeze Man transmits, "Rude? How? I'm simply stating that I find the child's profanity offensive."

[Radio: (D) Public] Centaur Man transmits, "Please, just be quiet all of you. We're trying to have fun here, and wouldn't like any unwanted distractions, please."

[Radio: (D) Public] Ether Skunk transmits, "... funny, attacking someone who hasn't done a thing to you. You Masters wouldn't know a thing about that, would you."

Dust Man sends a radio transmission to Dr. Wily.
Dr. Wily receives a radio transmission from Dust Man.

[Radio: (D) Public] Freeze Man transmits, "I have never attacked anyone without a reason."

[Radio: (D) Public] Phoebus Phoebus Phoebus transmits, "No, that's -not- all you were saying. Think back to the last few seconds of your pointless life and think about it."

[Radio: (D) Public] Big Bad Sword Man transmits, "What is this all about now?...."

[Radio: (D) Public] Fencer Naiad drowns out other peoples voices with true, honest, laughter after Freeze speaks.

Bomb Man moves forward to the Repliforcer now as his brother steps back, he gives Flare a smirk as he approaches. "hehwell, I dun spose yere supposed to get blown to pieces just yet forcer, so thatll have to wait till later" he says before a fist swings savagely upward and connects with the felines chin forcefully. He then simply walks off to one side, allowing the next Master to have a go at it.

Flare Feline urks as the fist connects. Still he doesn't say a word. And continues to keep his gaze on the masters with comtempt. He'll not look away, he won't give them the satisfaction.

Pirate Man smirks as he watches Bomb Man before focusing on Flare saying, "Well kitty, we meet again but not on the battlefield.", he pulls out a large dual-barrel flintlock and walks around the repliforcer for a few seconds, optic shifting to Wily before he takes aim towards one of his targets knees and fires at pointblank range

[Radio: (E) RF-Chatter] Sergeant Strike Mongoose transmits, "...we are going to smash these Masters to pieces..."

[Radio: (E) RF-Chatter] 'Smokey' Plasma Badger transmits, "*tap* *tap* *tap* ...Karma... *tap* *tap* *tap*"

Ok, this time it was painful. Especially since Flare's a runner. Mechfluid splurts out of the wound and Flare tries to keep himself from screaming. He clenches his fist and looks on at the Masters, gasping for air, he tries to keep himself focused. A slight snarl forms at his mouth "And now.... what?"

[Radio: (A) Repliforce] Sergeant Major Skyblade Eagle transmits, "Iris?"

[Radio: (A) Repliforce] Sergeant Major Skyblade Eagle transmits, "Find that damn location, I can't watch this much longer."

[Radio: (A) Repliforce] Sergeant Major Skyblade Eagle transmits, "And I'm gonna remove some Master's head on national TV."

[Radio: (A) Repliforce] MSE XO Fusion Phoenix transmits, "Our first priority is saving Flare. Once that's done, you may start in on the Masters."

[Radio: (E) RF-Chatter] Sergeant Strike Mongoose transmits, "If the Masters are located in an indoor location, I will attempt to evac flare - unless someone else has a higher speed than me?"

[Radio: (E) RF-Chatter] Skyblade Eagle transmits, "I dunno, can /you/ reach escape velocity?"

[Radio: (C) RF/Hunter-Com] Ether Skunk transmits, "Sick sick sick sick sick."

"And now... your destruction." The camera spins, to reveal a large, hulking shape in the shadows. Twin lights ignite, as the shape stomps forward. It walks into the light, revealing itself as the dreadnought of power and terror, sprung from the mind of the Doctor himself.

"Reggae, take aim, and power up your main weapons." An omnious, shrill noise fills the audio band.

[Radio: (A) Repliforce] Sergeant Strike Mongoose transmits, "Iris, I know that you are busy, but..."

[Radio: (E) RF-Chatter] Off-duty? Ring Redwing transmits, "Holy cow..."

[Radio: (E) RF-Chatter] 'Smokey' Plasma Badger transmits, "..."

[Radio: (E) RF-Chatter] 'Smokey' Plasma Badger transmits, "Holy duck is more like it..."

[Radio: (C) RF/Hunter-Com] Iris transmits, "...GOT IT. About time -- Nogaki District, Neo-Tokyo!"

[Radio: (C) RF/Hunter-Com] Dawn transmits, "That's not possible."

[Radio: (E) RF-Chatter] MSE XO Fusion Phoenix transmits, "Looks like Wily is truly pissed..."

[Radio: (C) RF/Hunter-Com] RF Sergeant Plasma Badger transmits, "...enroute..."

[Radio: (C) RF/Hunter-Com] Dawn transmits, "If it was the main district, someone would've seen him by now. More specific?"

Blues arrives from the Nogaki Commercial District - Neo Tokyo.
Blues has arrived.

[Radio: (C) RF/Hunter-Com] Ether Skunk transmits, "I'm on it."

[Radio: (C) RF/Hunter-Com] Lt. Ring Redwing transmits, "Nogaki District? Okay, let's do it."

[Radio: (C) RF/Hunter-Com] RF Lieutenant Fusion Phoenix transmits, "The 31st MSE SAR team is on it's was to that area.

Flare Feline snarls as the giant duck is brought out "So.. that's what it's all about?" He chuckles lightly, a bit exhausted "You're... awful petty for a self proclaimed genius...." He gazes up to meet the Reggae head on. If he were untied and uninjured he could probably dodge it, but now, he's a sitting.... duck.

[Radio: (C) RF/Hunter-Com] Iris transmits, "Looks like...a building. Some sort of warehouse, it isn't a tall building."

[Radio: (C) RF/Hunter-Com] Fencer Naiad transmits, "Converging on target."

The broadcast is in a warehouse of some sort as well.

Ring Redwing arrives from the Nogaki Commercial District - Neo Tokyo.
Ring Redwing has arrived.

[Radio: (C) RF/Hunter-Com] Dawn transmits, "Most of the storage warehouses are in the /sub-district/, the area below.."

[Radio: (C) RF/Hunter-Com] RF Sergeant Plasma Badger transmits, "Affirmative."

[Radio: (C) RF/Hunter-Com] Repliforce Sergeant Strike Mongoose transmits, "Going down, ladies and gentlemen."

Skyblade Eagle arrives from the Nogaki Commercial District - Neo Tokyo.
Skyblade Eagle has arrived.
Dawn arrives from the Nogaki Commercial District - Neo Tokyo.
Dawn has arrived.
Ether Skunk arrives from the Nogaki Commercial District - Neo Tokyo.
Ether Skunk has arrived.
Strike Mongoose arrives from the Nogaki Commercial District - Neo Tokyo.
Strike Mongoose has arrived.
Plasma Badger arrives from the Nogaki Commercial District - Neo Tokyo.
Plasma Badger has arrived.
Fencer Naiad arrives from the Nogaki Commercial District - Neo Tokyo.
Fencer Naiad has arrived.
Iris arrives from the Nogaki Commercial District - Neo Tokyo.
Iris has arrived.

And, at this precise moment, the Repliforce and the Maverick Hunters have uncovered the general location of the Robot Master broadcast. And as well, once more arriving /before/ the good guys get slaughter, and once again breaking with his usual way of doing things, Protoman materializes into sight upon the rooftop of one of many warehouses, preceeded by the tell-tale five-note whistle. One of /many/ warehouses... Any of which could house the broadcast today. Wily was here, somewhere, and that was enough of a reel for Protoman. Standing perfectly still upon the rooftop, Protoman simply glares about, scarf dangling on his shoulder. Pick a warehouse; Any warehouse.

Dawn conversely is trying to be a bit more scientific about it. Ride Armors and their equivalents /should/ leave some sort of trail of their passage. Flying through the 'Yakuza-land' part of town, she's trying to hunt down such trail signs.

The Vanguard is making a beeline for the location of the cracked signal, and Iris frowns within the ride-armor as she begins to bring it down into the sublevel of the city.

Strike Mongoose is taking the more scientific approach to this situation - slightly damaged this morning, he's here to snatch Flare and take him back to base, not get into an extended firefight with some robot masters. Once is more than enough for him today. But the mongoose puts his nose to the ground, sniffing around for any humans, reploids, robots, or the smell of frying circuits.

A large Repliforcer badger steps out of a freight elevator, looking around through the area of the underground darkly, optics glittering in the artificial lighting. Rather paradoxically.. there's a large lightpole slung over one of his shoulders. Yeah, a lightpole. Like the kind you see hanging out over the street on any given street... He's following along behind his mongoose associate.

Skyblade Eagle flies along, low over the ground, having come out of the elevator with the rest of Repliforce, but still flying as best she can, "Come on out, Wily...I know you're down here."

Ether Skunk bails off the lift that leads down to this level before it even arrives, dropping into the air and shooting through the murky streets of Neo Tokyo's seedy underworld. Ooh. Moody. The telltale purple light she leaves in her path shines like neon in the darkened sky, gently weaving about overhead as, like the others, she looks around.

Ring Redwing looks quite worried as the rescue team descends into Neo-Tokyo's underbelly. Partly worried for Flare's well-being but also because here, there wouldn't be as much maneuverability room to fly around. She hopes that when the fighting breaks out as it is bound to do there won't be a collapse around all of their heads.

Wily motions for his children to step out of the way. This'll be messy. He steps up to the bird, and pats it on the leg. "Let 'er rip."
And with a jump, skip and a hop to the right, a hellish inferno of green energies is unleashed upon the poor kitty-cat reploid. With a thunderous crash, it is over.

Dawn's searching gets another clue as a huge chunk of wall somewhere off gets vaporized from tell-tale heavy weapons discharge. It's not long before her path adjusts and takes her towards the proper warehouse. She knows the area /quite/ well...and dang well better.

And, with the ear-piercing sound of the blast and accompanying havoc, Protoman knows right where to go. Standing flat in the center of gangland, Protoman goes through a familiar pre-action ritual... With a subtle click, the Proto Shield is released from behind his back, slipping into his grip as his right hand is absorbed into the Proto Buster. And with that, his entire body is swallowed up by crimson energy, and is gone... Only to reappear immediately behind what is now half of a warehouse, one end blown out by the inferno of green. Lifting his own Buster up, Protoman's entire body begins to glow and whine with energy... Before he, too, let's loose, decimating the opposite wall and spreading debris and a massive dust cloud within - All ready to make his entrance, with visibility hopefully dropped.

Centaur Man smiles a bit as the laser strikes the feline reploid.

Fencer Naiad steps out of the elevator after most everyone else in the faction has steps out, her irises growing large in the dark neon-lit tunnels that make up the underbelly of Tokoyo, her eyes darting in the general direction of the loud noise and green flash.

Strike Mongoose snaps his head up. "...there it is..." he growls, and his feet dig into the ground as he takes off at his best speed towards the source of that blast. As he runs a crackling barrier appears in front of him, splitting the air and providing a light for the rest of the 'forcers to follow as Strike closes on the location almost instantly in the confined areas...

[Radio: (C) RF/Hunter-Com] Repliforce Sergeant Strike Mongoose transmits, "...damnit, they blasted him. There's the area..."

Flare Feline struggles as he tries to break his bonds, but no luck. He'd have a hard enough time doing it at full strength, he can only wrestle helplessly as he watches the blast come his way. With a snarl, he says one last thing "...I still think that stupid duck is the most ridiculous piece of garbage ever..." And then the blast hits him. Kaboomies. When it fades, the cross he was tied to is gone, Flare lies on the ground a few feet away, brunt, and damaged terribly.

"Damnit." Comes the mutter from Skyblade, as her wings fold in and she rockets in closer towards the large explosion, "Come on out, Masters!" She yells, as she swoops down low..

Dust Man looks over to Wily, and is about to speak when Break Man appears. "OH SH*T!" He runs for what little cover there is here.
And with the blast, Iris steers the Vanguard to head in the warehouse's direction. (It might already be too late to save Flare,) she thinks sadly, (But it isn't too late to put a hurt on those pieces of Wily-garbage.)

"Well.. that settles that, Strike..." rumbles Plasma Badger as he starts to pick up speed in a matter not unlike a locomotive building speed. His footfalls boom loudly the ground as he starts hoffing towards the sound of the explosion. The lightpole spins across the back of his neck to land in the opposite hand.. and then shifts over to a two-handed grip as he continues...

Pirate Man scowls as he looks watches Dust then to Wily before quickly runs for cover as he searches for a quick way to escape.

That concludes our broadcasting night.

The Camera turns off.

Ring Redwing just bites her lip in determination and continues to advance towards the building where the green flash emanated from. o 0 (We can't be too late, we just can't.)

Zero arrives from the Nogaki Commercial District - Neo Tokyo.
Zero has arrived.

Bomb Man glances about in confusion as Blues appears and some of the masters scatter...afterall there was only one of them far. Regardless, he decides it's in his best interest to follow his bro Pirate with all speed to cover.

"...I believe we have done what we came for," says Shadow Man, quickly taking something from a compartment in his belt, the object too small to be seen within his half-closed hand.

Centaur Man says, "We should get out of here now!!! Wait, what about the prisoner?"

[Radio: (C) RF/Hunter-Com] RF Lieutenant Fusion Phoenix transmits, "Unless you Hunters are willing to take Flare Feline in at Light Labs, the Medical areas at our Australia base."

[Radio: (C) RF/Hunter-Com] Dawn transmits, "I can at least get him out of the area. Almost there."

Dr. Wily shouts, "Leave him!" and darts up the ladder to the cockpit of his dreadnought. Quack.

Dawn arrives at the front door of the warehouse...and then flies up to go around to the side that lost its wall. A bit of a delay, considering she /could/ just bust in.

Yes, Protoman is only one robot. But if the example set by Protoman's smaller, more blue sibling says anything: It's always the ones who attack alone whom you should fear the most. Lifting the Proto Buster slowly into the air, having no interest in letting any of the Robot Masters walk away today. As Wily turns to scurry up into Reggae, Protoman instinctively trains the Buster on him... but before locking on what should be an easy target, his aim inexplicably lifts up nearly a full yard, trained on the ladder which Wily is reaching for. It is this that he fires upon, hoping to sever Wily's path up into his deathmachine before he can even arrive.

And amidst the chaos, Strike comes out of the darkness like a flash, dodging around a few of the smaller pieces of debris as he hurls himself into the room. The mongoose has all of a fraction of a second to assimilate everything that is in the room - and in that second his feet dig into the ground and he skids around, the tips of his claws coming out as he executes an insanely tight turn that pulls at his damaged servos even more. But with that turn he arrives at what is left of Flare's rather battered form, and flicks off the crackling field around him long enough to pounce on top of the Repliforce Captain - bringing him well within the coverage of Strike's defensive field. Now to just ride out the next few moments...

[Radio: (C) RF/Hunter-Com] Dawn transmits, "Pass him over to me, I know the fastest way out of here, I'll bring him topside to your MSE."

[Radio: (C) RF/Hunter-Com] Repliforce Sergeant Strike Mongoose transmits, "Confirmed. Hopefully my shield will hold up to whatever they toss at me..."

[Radio: (C) RF/Hunter-Com] RF Lieutenant Fusion Phoenix transmits, "Thank you. I'll meet you there."

Iris is, of course, encased in the Vanguard, and Zero's perched upon her shoulder along for the ride. At the moment, she's powering up her crystal weaponry as she monitors activity in the devastated warehouse on the viewer.

Plasma Badger is nowhere nearly as fast as Strike, but one thing he does have going for him is that he isn't operating at speeds where he has to fight his own velocity to manuver in. Ergo, he isn't lagging as far behind as he would were this a straight footrace. There's a muffled WHOOM! and the thusfar unmolested front door caves in. "Candygram...." drawls the landshark as he starts to widen the door by shoving his oversized chassis THROUGH it.

Dawn sets down on the ground near the blown out wall after Strike secures Flare, and...seems to be holding her arms out. Standing duck for any sort of attacks, but this is a target-rich environment.

Flare Feline certainly isn't awake anymore. The damages that were done to him before the blast, have only worsened as he was assaulted by the energy emitted from the ducky. The one knee that was blated by Pirate Man, has seperated from the leg, the cut Shadow gave him on his neck is almost completely exposed, and he's just all and all, burnt, and demolished. But not dead. At least, not yet.

Dr. Wily wells, as his ladder is removed. "That was childish. Reggae?" He gestures towards himself, and the giant bird crouches, to swallow Wily up in its' belly hatch of death. Or fuzzy kittens. Your pick. Gotta love those semi-sapient AIs. As the bird lowers, Wily shouts, "You fools! You will never apprehend Albert Wily!" He mutters to himself, "It's just unconstitutional of them to do it, too.."

Skyblade Eagle keeps on floating around, "Come on out, Masters. I know you don't wanna shoot and run, now do you? Or do you? You frickin' pansies. Come on, show yourselves. Or are you going to run hide?"

Ring Redwing opts to land, she runs in along with the others who have rushed inside to rescue Flare and prevent Wily from getting in his giant duckie. Just in time to see Shadow Man reaching into his belt compartment. From experience she has an idea the ninja Robot Master may be trying to use his smoke bombs to make good the Master's escape. Flippipng one of her finger-rings off and holding it between her thumb and forefinger she flicks it out as quick as she can towards Shadow Man's clenched hand in hopes of preventing him from using the smoke bombs if that is indeed his intent.

Fencer Naiad keeps running along with the rest of the Repliforcers. Nymphs aren't very fast don't'cha know.

Centaur Man looks at all the oncomining rescuers. He says to his brethren "What now, and what about the prisoner?"

Pirate Man looks at Centaur saying, "Forget the prisoner, we be outnumbered and I'm not going to die today.", he looks to Bomb saying, "Don't ye have something that can stop them even for a short time?"

Dust Man knows he's gonna pay for this, but Wily's in danger, and it's his job to protect him. He turns to Break Man. "You're not gonna hurt Dad, Break! Not while I'm around, however short that might be!" He cranks on the Duct and revs up to high power. "SHUT UP, GEMINI! SLUDGE SHOT!" A large globule of what looks to be cleaning chemicals shoots out from the Duct at Proto.

Dust Man misses Blues with his Sludge Shot attack.

Strike Mongoose wraps both of his arms underneath of Flare's, and levers himself to his feet in a motion so fast that anything organic wouldn't have been able to replicate it. He gives the Masters a rather feral grin, and starts making his way back to the hole in the wall. His shield crackles to full power, and Strike makes one last leap that clears the hole in the wall as he lands by Dawn.
"I take it you are a medic?" he asks of the Maverick Hunter, seeing Flare's horribly battered carcase on the ground next to her. "If so, lets get him patched up and out of here."

Centaur Man smirks to Pirate, "Of course I do, but it would hurt you guys as well, and we cant risk that."

Dawn answers back to Strike, "I do. Let me take him, I'll stabilize and get him out. I know a good route." She reaches over to take Flare into her arms, and begin flying off from the area if uninterrupted on this.

Strike Mongoose nods once and pulls out his staff, indending to defend for Dawn until she is out of range with Flare.

Plasma Badger finishes shoving himself in through the front door and rumbles as he rests the pole on the ground as if it were a large quarterstaff. "Alright...." he rumbles. "Who wants the treatment first?" His tone drops into a register which carries a trace of a snarl.

Protoman seems to ignore Reggae now, instead focusing on the Robot masters whom he can spot fleeing off into the distance... Pirate Man, with Bomb Man trailing right behind... And, Dust Man. Consumed by another burst of red light, Protoman is instantaneously relocated behind Dust Man as his own shot of cleaning fluids is accurate... That is, if Protoman hadn't moved. Slamming the Proto Shield onto the ground firmly as he shoves the barrel of the Proto Buster into the Master's back, he whispers only briefly, an icy, almost emotionless voice. "Don't. Call me. /That/." And then, he lets loose with the Proto Buster, firing at point blank - avoidable, but not likely.

Ether Skunk has been weaving about in the sky the whole while, yep. She soon drops behind the approaching Repliforcers and travels with them, looking all grim n' grumpy and stuff.

Blues strikes Dust Man with his Proto Buster attack.

Dawn retreats from the area swiftly, leaving her open to pursuit or parting shots from Iris, Flare Feline, WilyMachine <Reggae>, and Ring Redwing.

Dr. Wily is now inside Reggae. Fear the killing!
Dr. Wily has left.

Bomb Man hmphs and nods to Pirate "yeah, sure thin' bro" he calls, spinning around and hefting up an explosive, lobbing it off at the first thing he sees "doncha run an' leave my rear open though"

Bomb Man misses Plasma Badger with his Acid Bomb attack.

Ring Redwing has the right idea, but unfortuantely for her, she's just a little too late. By the time the ring reaches the ninja Master, the smoke bomb has already exploded into a fairly small but also rather dense black cloud around him, impossible to see through... By the time it dissipates, Shadow Man is simply nowhere to be seen.

Iris brings the Vanguard's crystal-weaponry online, targeting the 'Reggae', though defensively; she doesn't actually plan on firing, not unless Wily plans on wreacking further havoc. Better safe than sorry.

Dawn begins to fly up to find a rooftop to deposit Flare onto, and does...stabilization work. Mostly in the form of hooking him up to a portable energy generator she keeps in her backpack's medical supplies.

Centaur Man looks around, a bit nervous. He figures that he has to help even if he's battered still from recent battle, he's never one to let his comrades down, he holds his blaster ready just in case the herd needs defenses.

Dawn takes out a medical scanner and scans Flare Feline.

WilyMachine <Reggae> clomps forward, his passenger safely aboard. Engaging scramjets, he... scrams!
WilyMachine <Reggae> retreats from the area swiftly, outdistancing all pursuit and parting shots.

Ether Skunk breezes forward on a boost of antigrav, 'skating' along the streets as she notices the Reggae rise into the air. Gritting her teeth, she reaches down to grab a bit of streetside trash, before hurling the empty pop can at the Reggae. Her shot falls about five hundred yards short, but oh baby, that's mean! Ooh!

Dawn makes sure Flare won't 'bleed to death' from power-loss anytime soon, and with that ascertained, flies off for a maintenance elevator. It's meant for city maintenance teams, naturally, but as she often works with them, she has access. Up they go, on a private ride.

Flare Feline is carted off by Dawn, leaving everyone else to clean up his mess..err.... Wily's mess... yeah...

Centaur Man watches father fly away, and looks to his brothers "Brothers, we should scram now too, there's too many of them."

Dust Man grunts and takes the pain, and grins as Wily speeds off. "Now, then Break Man, we can work on family issues." He grabs the leg of Flare that got blown off and swings it at Blues. "GRrrrAAAA!"

[Radio: (C) RF/Hunter-Com] Dawn transmits, "We're topside. He's stable on a portable power pack. Where do you want me to take him?"

[Radio: (C) RF/Hunter-Com] RF Lieutenant Fusion Phoenix transmits, "The base down under. Either come to the front door or the teleporters."

[Radio: (A) Repliforce] Captain Iris transmits, "Fusion?"

[Radio: (C) RF/Hunter-Com] Zero transmits, "...Namura General'd be my guess. Or that."

[Radio: (A) Repliforce] Captain Iris transmits, "Okay, never mind..."

[Radio: (C) RF/Hunter-Com] Dawn transmits, "On my way."

[Radio: (C) RF/Hunter-Com] Dawn transmits, "You should know that I don't have access to your bases. Taking long route."

[Radio: (C) RF/Hunter-Com] RF Lieutenant Fusion Phoenix transmits, "I'll met you there."

<One evac later...>

Teleportation Area--Sydney

Rows of tall teleportation capsules line the walls, each clearly labeled with a detination. A few are labeled 'Custom Location' instead of with a city name.

Type 'tel/list' to see a list of destinations and 'tel <location>' to activate the teleporters.

Dawn [Schoolgirl] [MH]

Obvious exits:
North <N> leads to Sydney - Business District.

Dawn can be found near a security booth at the Sydney teleporters, doing 'on-site' repairs to Flare in the meanwhile. He's hooked up to a small blocky device providing power, but there's other fixes to be done; resealing fluid and power lines for example.

Fusion Phoenix steps out of the teleporters and starts looking around for Flare and Dawn. Seeing her at the security booth he swiftly walks over. "So how is he?"

Dawn looks noticably pretty moody, and stops working when Fusion arrives. "He's mostly scrap. He did take a direct volley from a Ride Armor. I've done what I can, and he's stable for now. You can take him and go."

Fusion Phoenix nods, looks over Flare, and moves him off to the teleporters, speaking to Dawn before he goes. "Thank you again for the help. By the looks of him he should recover, but it'll be a while."

Flare Feline is as Dawn said, scrap. But he's alive. And at least he didn't give Wily the satisfaction of looking afraid, or begging for mercy. But he is quite scrap, yes.

Dawn doesn't even reply at that. She just starts walking off to another teleporter entirely. On radio though, she does have something to say.

[Radio: (C) RF/Hunter-Com] Dawn transmits, "Turned over to Repliforce MSE. I've been told to let you handle the rest of the fighting down there."

<Another quick trip later...>

Medical Complex - RHQ Australia
Fusion Phoenix [Armored] [RF]
Repair Chamber

Obvious exits:
Out <O> leads to Admiral's Way East - RHQ Australia.
South <S> leads to Research Labs - RHQ Australia.

Fusion Phoenix moves Flare into the mostly empty Medical Complex, where better medics than him wait to repair this soldier.

[Radio: (C) RF/Hunter-Com] RF Lieutenant Fusion Phoenix transmits, "Good news! It looks like Flare's going to make it. But he'll be out of action for a while getting repaired."

[Radio: (C) RF/Hunter-Com] Ether Skunk transmits, "Well... as long as his medical bill isn't more than 4.5 million zenny...


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