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#13877946 Oct 12, 2018 at 04:19 PM · Edited 11 months ago
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#13877923 Daring-Devil wrote:

Master Enforcer

As Enforcer made his way past the wall of demons in his way he saw the large fire blast from Gemini go off, and even though some of the taller demons were still standing Enforcer would already be backing off toward them as he fired back at the demons chasing him.

Daring Devil

Shut up, shut up! would be echoing inside Devil's head as he tried to ignore what No One was saying. Devil had only now started to see Jack as the weird uncle of On Call, and he didin't want to think he had died.

But as Devil's kick didin't have the impact he expected, Devil coulden't help his surprise, specially once the man saw the rust extending over his arm. But once Devil got his legs swooped out from under him a mix of instincts and his powers would give the man enough time to use his arms to jump away.

But then something didin't go like Devil thought it was, as No One had become distracted with-- Wait was that his body!? Devil would think as he saw a flash of that white suit, but he didin't have much time. And so, Devil would opt to do something to make the Taylors proud, as he would begin to literally flex the joints of his suit clear of rust.

After that was done Devil would try to take advantage of No One's distraction as he dashed foward and attempted to hit a roundhouse kick at the back of Jack's head.

Tungsten Tornado

As his attack worked Tungsten wouldn't even think as he shouted "ALEASTOR! GRAB HIM!" and charged toward the body, only to be covered by that mist shortly after.

... Even if he had noticed the mist it would have been for nought as he didin't expect the mystical effects from it. But inside the fog Tungsten would all but succumb to the pain, as it would take away his focus he would drop to the mud holding his chest and grunting. But even though the metallic man would be unable to use his powers he would still try to hoist himself on the lance and stumble to No One's body, he wasen't about to forget all of the pain he suffered because of that thing just because of a little mystical fog.



Black-Jack (No One):"Oh Howard. You were so close."
The snap reaction of the possessed Black-Jack made it just in time to capture the kick in motion right ankle of his boot.
Black-Jack (No One):"You'll easily walk this off Howard. But your friend? Oh he's mine."
With a mere blink of an eye he twisted that grip just enough to make a muscle tendon at the ankle make a disturbing 'snap' noise. Like a piece of celery being crunched. And god was it going to be painful.



No One knew already what they were planning to do. It was a tad obvious with all of the heroes and the metal warriors running right for his path.

Without wasting any more time, he hurried right along to his body that was only a mere 100 feet away. It was almost as if time itself was slowing down all around them at once. Which in truth was actually the case when he manipulated reality again to further stall the heroes from getting to their goal of racing after his body.

Black-Jack (No One):"This body has served its purpose. Time to return home." With a blink of his eyes, Jack's body fell hard into the dried mud. The incantation scribbling on his head stopped glowing. The real body of No One instantly began to rise out of the dirt he was laying upon.

All the heroes who felt like they were seconds away from grabbing him were still in that slowing of time effect. But each one could see what he was doing when reaching inside of his breast pocket; a card with the symbol of a Throne.




(All characters will be stuck in slow mo for just 1 turn)
8:01:58 PM) _Psi_: For every [redacted] and [redacted] there are those in CORP who will try to be helpful such as Epelesker, Soulstar, and Seeker.
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#13877975 Oct 12, 2018 at 05:15 PM
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Monte's eyes slowly opened and turned to the sharpening image of his healer.

"Thanks, Silhouette.", he uttered, smiling - then wincing. His wounds were more than cuts and burns; there was also pieces of shrapnel in the mix. Some fragments were able to pierce as far as to the outer layer of his intestines.

As his body slowly regenerated, he turned his attention to the opposite battle. It looked like hell, but it seemed as though his friends were inching towards victory.

He pushed his torso up, despite the fact he had not fully healed yet. He seemed intent on heading into the fray himself.

Then Jack dropped, and the body of No One rose. "Oh no, I won't abide that--!" He rose to his feet, still not completely healed and began to stumble forward. His next footstep fell significantly slower than the first, as if gravity had suddenly weakened.

Monte would have no chance to reaching No One on time.
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#13878122 Oct 12, 2018 at 11:56 PM · Edited 11 months ago
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At the price of numerous bites and grazes Kat was thinning the herd. Nothing too debilitating but still rather unpleasant.

"I am the one supposed to do the hissing and scratching!"

As the number of her assailants was dropping she had better occasions to look around and assess the situation. The tide was turning in their favor but both No One's mind and body were still eluding them. And said mind and body had just reunited.

Now that most of her attackers were out of commission the large feline woman was nearing No One at a much faster rate. When she saw him regain his body and stand up she accelerated again. Only to notice that some invisible force was slowing everything down, except No One.

Not running fast enough to her taste and still pursued by a couple of flying horrors she resorted again to one of her signature moves: throwing stuff. One of the annoying creatures would be the projectile and No One the target, again. Because of his magical shenanigans it would be a slower moving projectile than the first time but she was hoping that the injury she caused him earlier would hamper his ability to dodge.
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#13878426 Oct 13, 2018 at 11:41 AM · Edited 11 months ago
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Silhouette abruptly stopped her healing as Monte rose to his feet, albeit shakily and moved towards the now moving body of No One.

"I haven't fi-" she started.

She schooled her features as Monte pulled away further. She paused as she sensed a distinct change in the area's environment. She looked at movement of a few strands of her hair, noticing the delayed movement.

She looked around as she briefly contacted the sentient dimension she was inextricably linked with, The Endless Void.



<Something isn't right. What is going on here?> ~ Silhouette

<Your hijacked ally has temporarily altered the flow time within that area. But that is the least of your concerns, your ally is compromised. I do not mean the obvious. Look closer Esmeralda.> ~ The Endless Void

Silhouette's movements were, as expected, unnaturally slow as she rose to her feet and looked out at the battlefield; the bodies of downed Perfect Gentlemen Horrors strewn about the place.

She drew on her dimensional abilities and they rushed to answer her call but as several portals opened, the movement speed of her dimensional projections were instantly affected by the time dilation effect. She looked up as her Warriors were also affected, as they slowly made their way towards her.

"Great." she sighed.



Knowing she would be too slow to stop No One, she looked back to where Black-Jack's motionless body lay. She allowed herself to reach out to Black-Jack using her unusual senses, she scanned his body as she heeded The Endless Void's advice and focused on Black-Jack's unconscious form.

"That...can't be right." she murmured, her eyes widening imperceptibly.



She double and triple checked what she sensed before she thought about saying anything to her team.

Each time she saw the same thing...or perhaps more accurately...an absence of something which should have been there.

<Oh.> ~ Silhouette

<Exactly. You will need to investigate further in order to uncover more to this situation. Left unchecked...it could turn out much worse.> ~ The Endless Void.

Before Silhouette could say anything more, her communicator flashed.

It was Chance.

"Hey, I'm coming in hot! Or so I thought...what the hell has happened here?" she asked.

There was a brief roar of jet engines which sounded above the battle field, but as soon as it got close enough...the time dilation effect kicked in. It too was slowed down considerably.

Chance appeared as the jet lowered itself close to the ground and she was deployed out on some sort of hovering jet bike. The jet backed away and flew off, narrowly avoiding the time dilation field, which Chance had been dropped into.



"What the-!? It's...like....we're...in...slow...motion..?" cried Chance.

"Welcome...to...the...club." replied Silhouette.
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#13878433 Oct 13, 2018 at 11:50 AM
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Electro Spider is kinda proud of himself at the moment; From good to bad, then to shit, and now... Good again. Hopefully. He's been making a quick mental to-do list in his head as he kinda listens in and out on what the others are talking about, Reminder to thank Silhouette for the assist, apologize for earlier mistakes, etc.

He's taken notice of the stampede heading for No-One, who's now finally physically preset. He let's out a sigh, as he feels the need to join in on said stampede, Mistakes be damn now. "No-One is here right? Welp... Screw it!", He thinks to himself as he dashes in, drawing his knives again as he joins the other stampeders.

However.... Everything seems to be slowing down, like some Hollywood summer blockbuster. Electro along with everyone else, expect No-One is slowed to a crawl. Electro is kinda guessing there's a fifty fifty chance No-One is getting away.

But at least everyone looks like one bad-ass stampede of motherfuckers.
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#13878630 Oct 13, 2018 at 04:38 PM · Edited 11 months ago
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Master Enforcer

As Enforcer reached others, they would already be dashing toward the one behind it all. But remembering what had happened minutes prior Enforcer knew something was wrong, he haden't seen the demons transporting No One's body after all.

But there was no time to overthink things, and before Enforcer knew he would already have thrown his shotgun away and was trying to open fire on No One with his pistol. Trying because something was very wrong, judging how Enforcer could see his bullets moving slower than a snail a few steps ahead of him. And it seemed that same thing was affecting everybody else too- Well... Everybody but No One.
And when the man noticed that only one thing echoued through his mind. Fuck...

Daring Devil

As Devil's foot was caught the man would not even be able to express a reaction, he would stand still looking at his leg as his world crashed onto itself. All that until that snap awoke him with a pained scream as the man feel hard onto his back clutching his ankle and looking as No One switched back to his own body.

... But something was different this time, Jack wasen't controlling himself, his body feel like a dool as No One's rose. And all that Devil would do was sit there and watch, watch as everybody else froze exept No One, watch as Jack would sit there motionless. For Devil right now, even if he was not stuck in time nothing would change, and so sits there watching in fear. A fear he has not felt in a long... long time.

Tungsten Tornado

"No... so... close..." The metal man would murmur as he reached out to grab No One, his body seeming to stop responding somewhere along the way as the metal man would come face to face with No One as he pulled out the card. No... NO! would echo through Tungsten's mind as he stared at No One.
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#13878743 Oct 13, 2018 at 05:59 PM · Edited 11 months ago
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The die was cast. The heroes struggled for all they could. And just when Soul and Gem's cohesion managed to pull off burning and blasting apart the remainder horrors that were in their way. SoulStar like all the others marching right for the main one responsible for all of this knew instantly what had happened. Jack's powers were being abused one last time. Experiencing an out of body sensation of knowing what your actions are going to be but the goal was just so damn out of reach that it wasn't even funny. This motherfucker was going to pay.

Silva gritted her chrome teeth with that powerful blade of hers was swiping and cutting at almost the correct speeds. Being that her own bladed edge had the ability to make a tear through reality itself. The metal woman was making some progress shredding away at the unnatural time deceleration all on the field were experiencing with many combined with her own people were kicking shooting,and punching their way through the transformed Gentlemen. But she too knew the ugly truth; They weren't going to make it in time.


No One, with his reflective metal helm looked on to his adversaries coming in virtually all directions attempting to stop him from his goals.
No One:"You can have Charles. He has a lot to answer for."
Glove fingertips spun his Throne card back and forth while the transparent head looked back and forth between himself and the heroes trying to fight through the decelerated flow of time. Raising the card high above his head a fancy looking throne of corrupted royalty made its debut.



With the most casual walk one could take, the bastard just took a seat on his fancy chair.
No One:"Don't be too disappointed. You'll all get another chance. Despite how this all looks? I admire each and every last one of you."
The voice...it didn't quite sound like a monotone. It had a dual hinge to it. And it sounded very similar...to Jack?!
Even though his face was see through, the cruelest smile was flashed for all before that chair completely vanished along with its bearer.

And so did the effect of chronological flow returned back to normal. The entire horde instantly collapsed from pure exhaustion or near death. Within mere moments each and every last one of them returning back to their more humanoid cultist forms. Even little Spades was spared as the poor chihuahua remained tuckered out after being used the way he was.


Jack's body remained completely still laying in the mud.


(The flow of time has returned to normal once more)
8:01:58 PM) _Psi_: For every [redacted] and [redacted] there are those in CORP who will try to be helpful such as Epelesker, Soulstar, and Seeker.
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#13880037 Oct 15, 2018 at 07:54 PM
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Monte's foot suddenly slammed to the ground at proper speed, startling its owner. He stumbled to a stop, then stood there; confused and angered. All that and he just leaves!? And worse still, he had the audacity to act cordial? Monte would've much preferred an insult than this pretension of generosity.

His fist balled tightly as he looked over the scene. That's when he saw, and he remembered.

"Jack--" Monte ran over to his downed friend. Upon reaching him, he propped him up from the mud. "Jack! Are you alright?"
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#13880044 Oct 15, 2018 at 08:20 PM · Edited 11 months ago
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#13880037 OddFella wrote:


Monte's foot suddenly slammed to the ground at proper speed, startling its owner. He stumbled to a stop, then stood there; confused and angered. All that and he just leaves!? And worse still, he had the audacity to act cordial? Monte would've much preferred an insult than this pretension of generosity.

His fist balled tightly as he looked over the scene. That's when he saw, and he remembered.

"Jack--" Monte ran over to his downed friend. Upon reaching him, he propped him up from the mud. "Jack! Are you alright?"




Indeed it seemed the entire climatic battle had come to a close. The remainder of Gentlemen were left in complete shambles or just laid out dead. Even some of them were stuck in a stasis of half transformation as evidence of the reality tampering done to their bodies. The entire place looked like a damned blood bath.



Silva,Silver, shouted as loud as she could when the flow of time returned. Slashing away at just..nothing. Her anger fueled even higher by that damned monster's words.



Aleastor,Bronze, rested his big fingers on his old friend's shoulder for comfort.

"That's enough lass. This is what he does. We have the package he was gonna take. Dionne saw to it. We should leave. PRIMUS is not to be trusted."



Silva:"I know.. I know. You're right."



Even though the fluctuation of movement was back to normal, it still felt like there was time being slowed down around Jack's motionless body. The man was covered in mud and blood. Yet still breathing. Even produced a semi normal heart rate too if pulse were to be checked. But..his eyes....there was..nothing. Nothing more than a living doll.







Jack wasn't home.
8:01:58 PM) _Psi_: For every [redacted] and [redacted] there are those in CORP who will try to be helpful such as Epelesker, Soulstar, and Seeker.
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#13880050 Oct 15, 2018 at 08:30 PM
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Out of some small hope, Monte turned on his aura vision. What he saw only confirmed what he feared.

He turned his head up to others...pale-faced.

"...His soul...is gone."
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#13880077 Oct 15, 2018 at 09:26 PM
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Master Enforcer

Enforcer would flinch back a bit as time returned to normal, due to his shots hitting the wall. But it woulden't take long before the man would heave out a "Asshole..." as he looked at the bodies on the ground: Soldiers and... Weird people strewn about for what? So that guy could make a cool exit?

Needless to say Enforcer would be looming in a corner while everything else happens around him.

Daring Devil

As time returned to normal Devil would sit there with a scared look on his face as he looked at his palms, only looking up when Monte approached Jack and... Gave the others the news.

He didin't know to this day how Monte's powers worked, but he didin't doubt Monte when he spoke. He knew it had to be true as much as he disliked it, as much as it made him angry. And so Devil would hold a hand over his face before punching ground next to him, all of the emotions exploding at once.

Tungsten Tornado

All of that... For nothing? Tornado would think as he pushed himself off his lance, holding and shaking his head as he said "Always so close..." to himself before noticing the fencer-looking hero approaching the actual jester, and giving everybody the news.

Tough luck. He would think as he turned away and walked toward the other metal men, using the lance to help him walk. He was beyond feeling guilty for letting No One kill others, he knew better than to cry for people he didin't know. Even if he could cry that is.

"Let us go brothers..." the man would say in a low voice, a fog already creeping around the metal men, "... Leave them to mourn."
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#13880085 Oct 15, 2018 at 09:42 PM
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#13880077 Daring-Devil wrote:

Master Enforcer

Enforcer would flinch back a bit as time returned to normal, due to his shots hitting the wall. But it woulden't take long before the man would heave out a "Asshole..." as he looked at the bodies on the ground: Soldiers and... Weird people strewn about for what? So that guy could make a cool exit?

Needless to say Enforcer would be looming in a corner while everything else happens around him.

Daring Devil

As time returned to normal Devil would sit there with a scared look on his face as he looked at his palms, only looking up when Monte approached Jack and... Gave the others the news.

He didin't know to this day how Monte's powers worked, but he didin't doubt Monte when he spoke. He knew it had to be true as much as he disliked it, as much as it made him angry. And so Devil would hold a hand over his face before punching ground next to him, all of the emotions exploding at once.

Tungsten Tornado

All of that... For nothing? Tornado would think as he pushed himself off his lance, holding and shaking his head as he said "Always so close..." to himself before noticing the fencer-looking hero approaching the actual jester, and giving everybody the news.

Tough luck. He would think as he turned away and walked toward the other metal men, using the lance to help him walk. He was beyond feeling guilty for letting No One kill others, he knew better than to cry for people he didin't know. Even if he could cry that is.

"Let us go brothers..." the man would say in a low voice, a fog already creeping around the metal men, "... Leave them to mourn."




Silva felt the need to say something. A silent glance over to Ozy, her former beloved, was all that was needed. In return Ozy wanted to utter something but the forming of words could not be found. Aleastor also returned a look to his old friend and then back to Tungsten. They had to get out of here. Their stance with PRIMUS was...problematic to say the least. Not to mention most of them just did not trust them.

Silva:"I promise you, we will speak on this later."

Ozy just...watched after the fog was made to provide the warriors their exit for now. There were more things that were still unanswered yet explain. Still he knew her words were to be true.

SoulStar:"What? Jack? JACK!" the hero rushed on over to his friends side as well along with Monte as he was examining the young man. His own powers confirmed to him that the man was definitely alive but...there was nobody at home. Just...nothing.
SoulStar:"What the fuck did he do to him?!"
8:01:58 PM) _Psi_: For every [redacted] and [redacted] there are those in CORP who will try to be helpful such as Epelesker, Soulstar, and Seeker.
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#13880124 Oct 15, 2018 at 11:55 PM
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After the successful attack with Soul's help the fire quickly diminished. The only thing left from the attack was ash raining down and small embers floating around.



Once Gemini ceased the fire she fell to her knees. She was completely exhausted with her breathing ragged. She could feel her nose start to bleed from beneath her mask. She had never used her powers this much under this amount of stress.



She would then glance up as to see several members running towards No One. The thing was they were all going in slow motion confused she would attempt to quickly stand only to find herself moving slow as well. Her eyes then moved to see Jack's body fall and time returned back to normal.

She continued to sit on her knees as she watched Monte and Soul rush over to Jack's body. Gemini then scanned the battlefield with a keen eye, she felt sick. Standing up she'd slowly walk looking at everything and walking past everyone. She then spotted Chocolate Bar slumped in a destroyed home and made her way to him. Standing in front of him she crouched down looking him over.

"I warned you... I gave you a way out but you didn't listen. I tried to help you but now look at you. Defeated and worthless, perhaps next time you'll listen."

Leaving the home she begins to check on the injured and dead PRIMUS Soldiers. She helps those that need it before heading back over to the group.
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#13880128 Oct 16, 2018 at 12:19 AM
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#13880124 Gemini Flare wrote:

After the successful attack with Soul's help the fire quickly diminished. The only thing left from the attack was ash raining down and small embers floating around.



Once Gemini ceased the fire she fell to her knees. She was completely exhausted with her breathing ragged. She could feel her nose start to bleed from beneath her mask. She had never used her powers this much under this amount of stress.



She would then glance up as to see several members running towards No One. The thing was they were all going in slow motion confused she would attempt to quickly stand only to find herself moving slow as well. Her eyes then moved to see Jack's body fall and time returned back to normal.

She continued to sit on her knees as she watched Monte and Soul rush over to Jack's body. Gemini then scanned the battlefield with a keen eye, she felt sick. Standing up she'd slowly walk looking at everything and walking past everyone. She then spotted Chocolate Bar slumped in a destroyed home and made her way to him. Standing in front of him she crouched down looking him over.

"I warned you... I gave you a way out but you didn't listen. I tried to help you but now look at you. Defeated and worthless, perhaps next time you'll listen."

Leaving the home she begins to check on the injured and dead PRIMUS Soldiers. She helps those that need it before heading back over to the group.



Chuck's newest reincarnation was exactly what he always envisioned. Powerful. Majestic. Nigh immortal. All he had to do was give up a piece of his own humanity. Whatever he had left of it. The man knew the costs. And now? The interest rate was slapping him hard. The truth was all along?

Charles Barr only made himself a self prison all along. Now with a large mystic arrow impaling him. Could overhear partially of what Gem said to him, but the only reaction he could muster for now was just the slump of his half damaged head.


The echoes of the warp gate from PRIMUS interrupted the brief silence of the now body riddled battlefield as several PRIMUS troops came pouring out weapons high.

Acting as the brave cavalry..only to discover that their presence was no longer once required. Instead replaced with a shared shock of the several dead Perfect Gentlemen and the signs of heavy destruction all over the place.


SoulStar just glanced up to see them and muttered something that sounded pretty close to

"Shit...here we go."
8:01:58 PM) _Psi_: For every [redacted] and [redacted] there are those in CORP who will try to be helpful such as Epelesker, Soulstar, and Seeker.
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#13880132 Oct 16, 2018 at 12:44 AM · Edited 11 months ago
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Kat's target disappeared a couple of seconds before her projectile could hit it. And then she was free of her movements again, but it was too late. She looked around as everything was shifting, all the creatures were back to their human form, including the one she just tossed at No One.

Between the fallen PRIMUS soldiers and the gentlemen the overall casualties seemed rather high at first glance. And there was Jack. She joined Soul and Monte at his side.

"How is he doing? Is it the first time that something like this happens?" She inquired.

As the metal warriors were packing up and more PRIMUS troops pouring in she let out a tired sigh.

"We still don't know what everyone was after. Was No One after Jack's soul all along? And what was that package these warriors mentioned. It feels like we're the only ones who didn't get anything out of it... well, PRIMUS is probably on the same boat and just as frustrated. It shouldn't take long before they blame us... "
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#13880138 Oct 16, 2018 at 01:11 AM · Edited 11 months ago
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Final Post


The circumstances and how they came to it was just a mess for PRIMUS to sort out.Those metal warriors weren't quite as full of bad intentions upon first appearance. The reveal of the Perfect Gentlemen in disguise along with the appearance of their true leader. And then the situation going on with Jack.


A couple of days had passed since that chaotic weekend finished out once everything was being sorted out. After a very long talk with officials some revelations came to light. For on the true reason for why those Warriors of Mettle attacked the convoy in the first place. That site was definitely owned by PRIMUS but it was the content within. It seems this was a small graveyard of sorts for mystic beings. Specifically golems. Exactly like those metallic warriors. And it was PRIMUS who kept that under wraps the entire time.

Truth was the organization was concerned that these dormant bodies might turn into a threat in the near future. And they very might just as well be now that the Warriors of Mettle had them within their hold.

Ozy aka Golden Retriever of Project On Call decided it would be best if he were more or less the liasion for direct contact with these people. Afterall he was once a part of them centuries ago. If this threat of the creature known as No One was going to be dealt with then their assistance was much appreciated. Better they deal with someone they know rather than outsides such as PRIMUS or UNTIL for cooperation.

Jackson Micheals body was stuck in a souless stasis for the time being. Put under surveillance on the Med Bay floors of the On Call Center. Several people of mystic connections have been requested to look over his case but so far his state remains the same.

The bodies of the Gentlemen were collected and stored away by PRIMUS officials. Project On Call was absolved of potential criminal charges once all evidence was quickly accounted for, not to mention help from contacts of Katerra's old crew.



Epilogue One:

Unknown Castlekeep

Homefront for The Warriors of Mettle



Ozy appeared at the secured castlekeep where his metal brothers and sisters stood around him. Looking over the empty metallic husks of their own. Still dormant but not alive either. The man with the golden shell stood before the small grouping as he declared only one thing:

"How do we kill No One?"


Epilogue Two:

Another Plane




Within a large reflective palace a lanky man finished gearing up his well adjusted outfit. No longer did he feel useless as he did for some years now. No longer did he feel unwanted as he did for so many years. No longer did he feel like a joke."

No One:"How does it fit Rafiki? Does this please you?"

Boogie:"Very much so sir. I'll pick up the slack that Chuck never could."

No One:"He knew the cost. You realize after this...that's it for you."

Boogie:"I don't care sir. This task is from you. I'll do it."

No One:"I know. You have one advantage over them all."

Boogie:"And what's that?"

No One:" No One will see you coming.







(And with that? This rp event is now officially canon)
8:01:58 PM) _Psi_: For every [redacted] and [redacted] there are those in CORP who will try to be helpful such as Epelesker, Soulstar, and Seeker.
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