sir_fire wrote: ↑
Sun Mar 10, 2019 11:11 pm
Elric of Melnibone wrote: ↑
Thu Mar 07, 2019 4:49 pm
"It is as if we're fighting a bunch of pesky cockroaches." I shake my head. What a hassle this was. I snap my fingers, and a few more of them disintegrate. I don't bother to shut down the Tesla Mantle, and power-up my titan's Steam-Powered Knuckle Dusters. The moment my titan punches the ground there is an earth-quake which upheavals the gravel and rock beneath us. There is a veritable tsunami of rock and dirt which collides with this army of fanatics, and which drowns them under its weight.
"You're right." Revolver Ocelot stomps on another soldier, and wipes the blood and bone from Rex's heel. The THEL begins to charge again, and fires another beam of light which liquefies another group of soldiers. The REX roars, and many of the soldiers flee. "You don't happen to have anything that--"
"Say no more!" I answer him before he can finish his question. That's I conjure a fog of poisonous gases. I was safe inside my titan, and so was Adamska inside of his metal gear. I couldn't say the same for these lunatics. They claw at their throats as the poison does it job, and they collapse to the ground.
Hopefully, that would be the end of it.
The Carbombian soldiers were swiftly defeated on ground but the desperate General was not finished yet
"Unleash the beasts! Let lose the machine beasts for this glorious nation!"
Activating a sort of signal that causes a very uncharacteristic chill down Edgar's spine, giving him a foreboding feeling that might have been a spell of some kind and moments later it was all but confirmed: Several rusted, decayed mechanical arms shoot out of the shifting sands around the two Mercenaries before the rest of them emerge from under the ground, revealing a veritable horde of literal Zombie Robots, their ruined hulks held together and animated by what Edgar can clearly identify as the energies of chaos and ruin, very much like the aetheric power that he wields but at the same time not.
Unleashing a cacophony of roars and screeches, the animated dead charge towards the pair with the intent of making them join their horde with teeth and nail. However, try as Edgar might, his spells and magics have no effect upon the shambling wrecks, his second sight witnessing the focused ether that are his spells as washing over the chaos emanating from the abominations like rain against rock.
"Huh, an undead horde of automatons?" This was actually a first. I had fought the undead before. Any necromancer worth their salt would use them as fodder in their battles but to resurrect a machine as one? It had to be some sort of complex magic. I knew I wouldn't be able to do it without causing the machines to malfunction, or go haywire. Which is why my titan needed the Arcane Matrix. Otherwise, my magic would cause it to explode into pieces of shrapnel. "Adamska, I have to ask--"
"Nope, this is new for me too." He sounded disturbed by the sight, and just a little bit curious. How did they work, and what exactly kept them together? His metal gear prepares for the onslaught, and a horde of zombie robots circle around him. He tackles into them with his Rex, and crushes them between its jaws. Truly, it did justice to its namesake. It gave a guttural roar as it devoured the horde.
My titan grabs one zombie robot by the legs, and starts swinging it around like a baseball bat. I use it to crush the rest that stand before me but they just keep coming. It was infernal magic that was doing this, and just like any magic? It could be dispelled. I gather the mystical energies within myself, and release them.
It was simple in application. It untangled the sinew holding a curse, enchantment, or spell together. Thus causing them to disappear into thin air. Hence, the name.
The rest of the zombie robots seem to freeze. Then a few seconds after that they begin to fall, and collapse into piles of junk on the ground.
"You gotta teach me that someday." Adamska sounded just a bit jealous, or perhaps it was envy?
"If we survive this day? I shall consider it." It had been a while since I took on an apprentice.
Maybe it was time to change that.