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2046-11-13 Casino Roulette

From X-Factor

2046-11-13 Casino Roulette
Date Posted 2016/11/13
Location Rainbow Casino and Hotel - Necro-Utah
Participants Rohan, Valerie, Alexandra, Vega, Irene
Summary The Casino team storms the building, but luck is not exactly their lady tonight.
Plot Necrogenesis
Scene GM Sao
 
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The emergency exit from the casino floor is magnetically sealed, but a little electromagnetic fritzing makes it swing open easily -- and quietly -- for the lab team, opening into an extended hallway that seems subtly wrong, somehow, for a casino. There are a few things that are right. The faded carpet was once a brilliance of rainbows, and while it's a little dilapidated and stains now, the signs of its once plush glory are obvious beneath their feet. The walls are all black paint and flourescent lights in sconces that make the lighting similarly odd. The sounds of shouts and gunfire and who knows what are a little removed at a distance as the hotel, in the distance, is first breached.

Rohan lingers in quiet for a moment, outside the door. It looks like he's just hesitating to the others. However, mentally, he's reaching out to the building, trying to determine, as best he can, how many minds are inside and where in relation to him.

"{Like music,}" Vega says to Irene of the shouts and gunfire in the distance, slipping into position behind her. In her metallic hands she holds a shotgun while a pistol sits on her right hip beneath her coat. Blinking at the black pain and fluorescent lights, she licks her lips and reaches her senses out for technology. She searches specifically for something exciting - like robots.

Valerie waits just behind Rohan, silent and dark in body armor that fits comfortably. There are knives strapped at her thighs, a gun in her hand, and two dozen photographs transferred onto thin wooden disks tucked into her pocket.

There are several wakeful minds moving throughout the building. Only one is currently stationary, far to the south of Rohan.

The building hums with technology, from 'dumb' refrigeration tech to hyperintelligent robotics. There is disturbing complexity to some of what Vega can sense in an expanding radius from her center. The robots, too, are in motion, on slinking patrols.

Rohan doesn't speak. Instead he's a quiet whisper of memory at the back of their mind. << Several minds in there. All moving around, save one. >>

Alexandra settles against the wall near Rohan, closing her eyes for a moment to extend her electrical and spatial awareness to help fill in their map as well.

Irene looks much the same as she did in the camp. Her clothing remains faded dark colors, weathered and repaired before, while armor and weaponry looks newer and more technical. She peers inside, gaze sweeping over the odd location, lips pressing together in a thing line. "Mhm," she murmurs softly in response to Vega's comment. Rohan's memories make her frown.

Licking her lips, Vega hums back at the building in a soft croon of sound. Weirdo. "Robots are in patrol on the floor," she reports quietly. "The technology... very complex, remarkably complex actually." Bouncing a bit on the soles of her boots, she excitedly shares (shouts) her information back via the whisper of memory from Rohan if he is still listening. It might be a little overwhelming if he catches it.

"No one in the immediate hallway, but around the first corner," Lexie says in quiet agreement. Her sense is a bit less specific than Rohan and Vega's, but the moving electricity of the robots is at least clear enough.

Though many of them can sense different things about the interior and the people and machines that shift and patrol inside it, the open doorway is merely an extended hallway, drab and gloomy with the sad and faded life of its past oozing from the walls.

Rohan catches Vega's memories, and pauses a moment, trying to unentangle them. He presses himself against the wall, and says, soft, aloud this time, "Right. We'll clean out room by room. Be ready." And he presses forward, slipping along walls, shotgun in hand, footsteps silent.

Valerie follows in near silence, her footsteps soft as her gaze sweeps the space they enter. Lacking any extra special senses, she's relying on Rohan's lead.

No one in the immediate hallway, Irene strides inside on the information others have shared. While she walks quietly, she doesn't hug tightly to the walls or appear particularly concerned about cover.

Cocking her shotgun, Vega follows Irene's stride without any seeming concern she is using the other woman like a meat shield.

Alexandra slides in with the others. She is a bit more careful than Irene. For SOME REASON.

Elsewhere in the building, those of this party that can sense things with their other senses can continue to sense the movements of robots and people alike. Thus far, no one seems to be immediately aware of their presence.

Rohan jerks his head to the office on their left. He raises one finger. Sidling up to the door, he puts a hand on the door handle, and waits for the others to join him--at which point he opens the door for them to slip inside and do what a murderous crew does.

Vega does not enter the office, but takes point in the hall with the shotgun settled her hands. "I'll hold." She'll guard their backs and keep an eye out for cameras.

When no one else moves to step forward, Lexie huffs a breath and shoves in herself. She has a good enough picture of the spatial lay of the land inside that her shotgun almost swings directly in line with the man inside right off the bat. "Hi," she says, and then fires.

  • <COMBAT> Alexandra attacks Tim with Shotgun - Light wound to Neck (Reduced by Armor).

Rohan gives Vega a short nod as she covers them. He steps into the room, shotgun up, and fires.

Vega's definition of 'cover' may be a little more aggressive as she shifts around the corner to get a sightline down the hall. There feel like there might be robots down there.

There are robots down there, pacing back and forth up the hall: tall, solid, not quite humanoid-looking robots, with high thin antennae lifting from what are the human eye is determined to translate as a head. There's something about their faces that make them look almost like canine faces, broad angles narrowing to a point, but there's nothing that really looks like an eye. They are tall and move on striding paces of their limbs and look heavily armed and heavily armored. Radio connectivity links them to each other and there's a thrum of electrical energy that suggests an outlying electromagnetic shielding that hums from their surfaces. Bzzzzzm. Bzzzzm. Bzzzm. Step. Step. Step.

Alexandra just tracks Tim as he rolls and crawls, firing off another shot when the first one clips his neck, but if he looks to start to get his gun up, she shifts back towards the door for cover.

Irene looks at Vega a moment, but doesn't say anything. As the others move to the office, she watches their backs a moment. But they seem to have it handled. She leaves the safety of the entrance hallways and just charges at one of the sentry bots without warning, fists swinging.

While Lexie takes care of Tim in his office, Valerie presses into cover against a wall, lifting her pistol to put one of the sentries in her sights. She breathes in, and out, and then she fires.

Vega pivots in position as she lays sight on a robot, holding her shotgun at ready and firing off a shot. "Right," she calls dibs on that one. Or is just hoping Irene isn't barrelling into her shot.

  • <COMBAT> Vega attacks Lab Sentry5 with Shotgun - Critical wound to Right Leg.'
  • <COMBAT> Mickey passes.
  • <COMBAT> Tim attacks Rohan with Pistol - Serious wound to Neck.
  • <COMBAT> Lab Sentry1 passes.
  • <COMBAT> Valerie attacks Lab Sentry5 with Pistol - ARMOR on Neck stops the attack!
  • <COMBAT> Ryan Kor passes.
  • <COMBAT> Lab Sentry6 passes.
  • <COMBAT> Lab Sentry5 attacks Irene with Rifle and MISSES!
  • <COMBAT> Irene attacks Lab Sentry4 with Irene's Punching - Moderate wound to Chest.
  • <COMBAT> Dr. Yu passes.
  • <COMBAT> Rohan attacks Tim with Shotgun - Moderate wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).
  • <COMBAT> Lab Sentry4 attacks Irene with Rifle - ARMOR on Chest stops the attack!
  • <COMBAT> Alexandra attacks Tim with Shotgun - ARMOR on Chest stops the attack!
  • <COMBAT> Sao has started a new turn. Pose and choose your action.
  • <COMBAT> Lab Sentry5 has been **KO'd**!

It must be Vega's superior machine instincts that tell her exactly where upon the sentry bot to shoot for maximum damage, because even as they both turn and open fire on Irene as she gets all up in their business, Vega's shot slices cleanly through layers of cording and slender wiring, shotgun spray sending a shining spray of sparks to fall and gleam amidst the faded rainbows of the carpet as the machine goes down.

The doors to the lab behind slide open and a third machine joins the fray, loading a grenade launcher even as it powers into the hallway and making a distinctly louder BZZZZM BZZZZM BZZZM noise.

Meanwhile, Tim huddles behind his table -- which is not actually great cover -- and shouts a few choice phrases across the room as though he's hoping that his phone will pick them up. "Under attack! Gunmen! Multiple gunmen--" he is shouting, even as he squeezes off a clean shot with his pistol that cracks into the collar of Rohan's armor and sends him, however temporarily, staggering backward.

"Fuck," says Rohan between gritted teeth, putting a hand to his neck to trying to stop the bleeding. He staggers, and immediately ducks behind the cover of his desk. "You're wrong," he tosses over the desk. "It's multiple gun/women/."

Vega lets out a soft cheer as one of the Sentries go down with a satisfying crash, the shot to its leg crippling it. Pivoting into the hall, she tracks the second one with the barrel of her gun, trying to get a clear shot around Irene's attacks. She'll take it if she sees it. At least, until she hears that third machine. "Grenades!" She calls, getting the fuck back behind cover as she tries to shoot it.

"Fuck," says Valerie, and she tosses a picture down the hall some distance before disappearing into it to safety.

"Pull me from his head," Lexie tells Rohan, grin wide and reckless, before she's leaping over the desk and rolling straight towards Tim. She's not trying to shoot him; she's trying to slap a hand to his face and fry his brains inside his head.

It might look a little crazy, seeing Irene just go charging down the hallways straight at the sentry bots. She slams her fist into the chest of one of the sentry bots with a lout metallic clang to leave a sizable dent, but not knocking it down. Vega's shout gets her attention, head whipping around. Instead of attacking the sentry bot again, she moves with super-human speed to try and shield people from the grenade with her body.

Rohan grits his teeth, hand still on his bleeding neck--and wipes Tim's mind clear of recent events. Like, the last five minutes.

  • <COMBAT> Tim attacks Rohan with Pistol - Moderate wound to Right Hand.
  • <COMBAT> Lab Sentry4 attacks Irene with Rifle - ARMOR on Abdomen stops the attack!
  • <COMBAT> Vega attacks Lab Sentry3 with Shotgun - Light wound to Right Hand..
  • <COMBAT> Lab Sentry3 uses a Frag Grenade!
  • <COMBAT>
  • <COMBAT> EXPLOSION! Right Next To Irene - ARMOR on Head stops the attack!
  • <COMBAT> SHRAPNEL! Irene - ARMOR on Right Leg stops the attack!
  • <COMBAT> SHRAPNEL! Irene - ARMOR on Left Foot stops the attack!
  • <COMBAT> SHRAPNEL! Irene - ARMOR on Right Leg stops the attack!
  • <COMBAT> SHRAPNEL! Irene - NEAR MISS!
  • <COMBAT> SHRAPNEL! Irene - ARMOR on Left Arm stops the attack!
  • <COMBAT> SHRAPNEL! Irene - ARMOR on Left Hand stops the attack!
  • <COMBAT> SHRAPNEL! Irene - ARMOR on Right Hand stops the attack!
  • <COMBAT> SHRAPNEL! Irene - ARMOR on Abdomen stops the attack!
  • <COMBAT> SHRAPNEL! Irene - ARMOR on Right Leg stops the attack!
  • <COMBAT> SHRAPNEL! Irene - ARMOR on Left Arm stops the attack!
  • <COMBAT> SHRAPNEL! Irene - ARMOR on Abdomen stops the attack!
  • <COMBAT> SHRAPNEL! Irene - ARMOR on Head stops the attack!
  • <COMBAT> SHRAPNEL! Irene - ARMOR on Left Foot stops the attack!
  • <COMBAT> SHRAPNEL! Irene - ARMOR on Right Foot stops the attack!
  • <COMBAT> SHRAPNEL! Irene - ARMOR on Left Leg stops the attack!
  • <COMBAT> SHRAPNEL! Irene - ARMOR on Right Leg stops the attack!
  • <COMBAT>
  • <COMBAT> EXPLOSION! Pretty Close To Vega - Serious wound to Head.
  • <COMBAT> SHRAPNEL! Vega - Serious wound to Right Leg.

Tim stares dazedly and confusedly around at the sudden blur of his reality to find himself on his knees behind a table for no reason and holy hell what is someone jumping at him?

Irene's leap manages to control the vast majority of the grenade's explosion, loud and foomy though it is. Flying shrapnel strikes the dodging Vega in just a few places as she books it down the hall away from the center of the boom. The grenade launcher in the robot's control slowly lowers and a different weapon shifts into place when whatever its sensor systems are telling it about its threats, that grenade didn't do what it hoped.

Alexandra recognizes the dazed look on Tim's face immediately when she pops into view. "Hey," she greets him again, before pressing her fingers into his face and cooking his brains inside his head with the sudden application of electricity under his skin. It's a quick process, but it isn't pretty. She stands afterwards, careless and feline. "Need a hand?" she asks Rohan, striding back to him.

Tim lies brain-fried and dead on the floor. There's a faint scent of cooked meat.

Shrapnel embeds itself sharply in Vega's leg as she tries to dodge for cover, sending stumbling before the percussive blast knocks her off her feet. It is enough to send her head first into the ground, forehead sliced and bleeding heavily as she hits. There isn't enough time to cry out, but she holds onto her gun. Her fingers fumbling over the trigger as she tries to shift her bloodied figure on the floor to get off a clear shot. It isn't going great with her swimming vision, but they are shiny at least.

Valerie reappears as the debris settles. She settles back into place in cover, scowling at the remaining robot as she fires off a series of shots.

The grenade explodes, knocking Irene back a bit in a bloom of light and shrapnel that leave parts of her clothing raggedly scorched and embedded with pieces of metal. Some fall from her as she pushes herself to stand again with a huff of breath, dark gaze fixed on the sentry that fired the grenade. Then she charges at it with speed and power.

"Got nipped a little," said Rohan carelessly. There's a hint of scarlet blood between his fingers. "Got a plaster?" He winces at the explosion outside, and adds, low, "One more in the office next door. Sounds like...robots in the corridor."

"Yeah, one sec." Lexie strides forward, pulling a bandage from her pack that is likely all sorts of cool medical gel type stuff all in one convenient bandage form. She pulls off the wrapper and tries to fit it over the wound in his neck.

  • <COMBAT> Lab Sentry3 attacks Irene with Rifle - ARMOR on Chest stops the attack!
  • <COMBAT> Valerie attacks Lab Sentry3 with Pistol and MISSES!
  • <COMBAT> Irene attacks Lab Sentry3 with Irene's Punching - Moderate wound to Chest.
  • <COMBAT> Alexandra treats Rohan:
  • < Neck (Serious): unsuccessful
  • <COMBAT> Lab Sentry4 attacks Irene with Rifle - ARMOR on Chest stops the attack!
  • <COMBAT> Vega attacks Lab Sentry3 with Shotgun and MISSES!

Rohan is not bandaged. The bandage is difficult. The wound is in an odd place, just at the bottom of his neck above the highest part of the collarbone, and the bandage doesn't seem to want to affix to the dip and rise of his flesh. He swears again, and says, "Nevermind," arising with a dark stain clotting against his brown skin. "Let's take care of next door. Then robots." And, with a deep breath he gathers himself, and sneaks into the memories of the person in the next office--and carefully erases first the memory of the last few minutes, and puts a block on said person remembering anything else, preventing memories of distress calls and explosions being formed.

The kick of the shotgun is enough to make Vega wince, hissing angrily through her teeth as her shot /misses/. Blood blurs her vision a bit as she ignores her shorn leg in favor of reloading and taking another shot. A slew of Chinese curses caught between her gritted teeth.

The fancy medigel from the bandage probably helps in stopping the bleeding, anyways. GOOD ENOUGH. Lexie moves back out into the hall with Rohan to the next door; when he's ready, she bursts in, shotgun raised and firing. Hello new friend.

The lab sentry robots continue to fire their rifles at Irene. One of them, the slightly less damaged of the two, ticks over with a click-click-click and a new weapon slots into place, a pair of prongs crackling with a shiver like lightning as it surges forward into closer combat with Irene, who continues to draw all the aggro, yo.

"/Shit/," Valerie barks. She glances over her shoulder to catch Rohan and Lexie in her sights, then calls toward them, "Is there anything I can fucking /stab/ around here?" She keeps her pistol lifted, intending to punctuate her question with another shot, but Irene's close, and she lowers it instead.

"One person. This room," calls back Rohan with a jerk of his head toward the office before he enters. He winces at the motion of his head, and brings his shotgun up to fire as he and Lexie storm the office.

Bullets ping off Irene's chest as she runs towards the Sentry Bot with a clenched jaw, leaving holes in some clothing, but no other visible damage to her person. Again, her fist slams into the chest of a robot with a loud clang, leaving it dented but still standing. Even with the other bot closing in on her, she doesn't back away, still trying to tear this one apart.

"Shoot through her," Vega tells Valerie tersely. "She won't feel it."

  • <COMBAT> Rohan attacks Iolana with Shotgun - Moderate wound to Right Arm.
  • <COMBAT> Valerie attacks Lab Sentry3 with Pistol - ARMOR on Chest stops the attack!
  • <COMBAT> Lab Sentry4 attacks Irene with Lexie's Electro - ARMOR on Right Arm stops the attack!
  • <COMBAT> Lab Sentry3 attacks Irene with Rifle - ARMOR on Abdomen stops the attack!
  • <COMBAT> Irene attacks Lab Sentry3 with Irene's Punching - Light wound to Left Hand.
  • <COMBAT> Alexandra attacks Iolana with Shotgun - Light wound to Right Arm.
  • <COMBAT> Vega attacks Lab Sentry3 with Shotgun - Moderate wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).
  • <COMBAT> Iolana attacks Alexandra with Shotgun and MISSES!

Rohan fires off a shot and then dives behind the cover of the curvy bit of furniture in the corner of the room. He takes a moment to regroup, breathing harsh. << I can shoot or I can fuck her memory. >> he tells Lexie. << Probably better if I shoot. >>

Iolana curses and ducks back behind the desk as she slaps another round into her shotgun with shaking hands. She rips another package of rounds open with her teeth and curses again as they scatter to the floor, popping up again to line up another shot. "I don't know who and what fucking army this is but I don't care. This is my house--"

The lightning brrzziings! into Irene but doesn't have any more impact on her than any of the other concussive blasts. The robots click-click bzzzzrmm and keep fighting.

Elsewhere in the building, people are beginning to react to this disaster, coming together or trying to.

Electricity crackles along Irene's arm as one of the robots attacks her, singing clothing but again leaving her unharmed. She growls through gritted teeth, but it doesn't stop her from punching the other sentry bot again. She continues in her efforts to tear the robots apart.

Reloading from where she lays on the floor, Vega lifts her shotgun for another shot. This time she aims at the less damaged robot. With the tazer. So confused robots.

Lexie just manages to avoid getting shot square -- and at short distance -- with a shotgun. When Iolana ducks back behind the desk, she actually rushes forward to slide right over it and get into close quarters, flipping her shotgun to aim the butt right at the woman's face. Apparently she doesn't want to shoot /or/ do memory things.

Valerie spins at Rohan's call, but a quick glance places Lexie at his side, and she ignores the potential for stabbing in favor of slinking down the hallway to peer around the corner at another few robots. With a mutter of distaste, she raises her gun to fire.


  • <COMBAT> Irene attacks Lab Sentry3 with Irene's Punching - Light wound to Left Hand.
  • <COMBAT> Valerie attacks Lab Sentry6 with Pistol - ARMOR on Chest stops the attack!
  • <COMBAT> Lab Sentry4 attacks Irene with Lexie's Electro - ARMOR on Chest stops the attack!
  • <COMBAT> Lab Sentry3 attacks Irene with Rifle - ARMOR on Chest stops the attack!
  • <COMBAT> Alexandra attacks Iolana with Blunt but Iolana DODGES!
  • <COMBAT> Vega attacks Lab Sentry4 with Shotgun - Critical wound to Neck (Reduced by Armor).
  • <COMBAT> Ryan Kor passes
  • <COMBAT> Rohan attacks Iolana with Shotgun - ARMOR on Chest stops the attack!
  • <COMBAT> Lab Sentry6 attacks Valerie with Rifle and MISSES!
  • <COMBAT> Iolana attacks Alexandra with Unarmed - COVER stops the attack.


Iolana drops her gun and finds herself suddenly in close combat with somebody using a shotgun like a blunt instrument. She dodges the first thrust and kicks out at Alexandra like somebody with at least some measure of training. "The fuck--!"

The sentry bots engaged with Irene and Vega are definitely starting to look the worse for wear, but they're still trying with the mindless tirelessness of machines.

Rohan remains in cover. He lowers his gun now, watching Lexie beating away, and he goes, again, to his memory powers. He's cutting out short sections of Iolana's recent memory, trying to disorient her enough to give Lexie the advantage.

"You're really starting to piss me off," Vega informs the robots, wiping blood from her eyes as she lines up another shot. "I don't want one anymore!" She calls to Irene as she takes it.

Another attack and more damage is heaped upon the sentry bots, but frustratingly, they still stand. Grappling with one of the robots, Irene tries to shove it into the one that's trying to electrocute her. Beat robot with robot.

  • <FS3> Rohan rolls Memory Manipulation: Good Success. (8 1 5 1 3 8 6 6 1 8)

"This is fucking /pointless/," Valerie snaps in exasperation. She ducks back into cover, but the robots are rounding the corner, and it doesn't stay cover for long. She breathes in, then tosses a picture disk down the hall to position herself behind them. She disappears, and when she reappears, she's wielding knives directly behind the orange person. It's cathartic.

Alexandra cackles at Iolana's exclamation, even as she works her way past the woman's initial defenses, her hands crackling with electricity that charges in the attack.

Sonata turns, behind the sentry bots she was following to the hall, the long snack of her ponytail lifting as her eyes widen. She fumbles with her gun, but she's too surprised to get off a shot.

  • <COMBAT> Lab Sentry4 attacks Irene with Lexie's Electro and MISSES!
  • <COMBAT> Irene attacks Lab Sentry3 with Irene's Punching - Serious wound to Chest.
  • <COMBAT> Vega attacks Lab Sentry4 with Shotgun - Moderate wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).
  • <COMBAT> Valerie attacks Sonata with Blade but Sonata DODGES!
  • <COMBAT> Iolana attacks Alexandra with Unarmed - ARMOR on Abdomen stops the attack!
  • <COMBAT> Lab Sentry3 attacks Irene with Rifle and MISSES!
  • <COMBAT> Lab Sentry3 has been **KO'd**!

One of the robots crunches into the other one under the force of Irene's blow and then clatters to the ground in a fresh rain of sparks. The other one whines as it adjusts its servos, lifting its prongs to angle the bite of its electric attack at Irene again for all that it has accomplished nothing much so far.

Meanwhile, Iolana is struggling in hand-to-hand combat with Alexandra, wholly unaware of just what is about to come down like the wrath of a Lexie.

Sonata dodges the first slash of those knives with a plainly terrified cry, and reaches up with her trembling hands to try to shoot at her assailant.

Yeah there's gonna be SO MUCH WRATH OF LEXIE in a second!!

Rohan keeps up a memory attack. Mostly because he's decided it'd probably be rude to accidentally shoot Lexie.

Valerie is quick and close. She doesn't dodge so much as sidestep, aiming to slice at Sonata in close quarters. It's a little foolhardy, maybe, but Valerie is about 200% done with not HURTING THINGS.

One robot down... Vega retargets on the file 'bot in their hallway. She isn't terribly worried about accidentally shooting Irene.

As one robot falls, Irene is quick to turn and swing at the other one, charging right into the electric prongs without a care.

  • <COMBAT> Lab Sentry1 passes.
  • <COMBAT> Irene attacks Lab Sentry4 with Irene's Punching - Light wound to Chest.
  • <COMBAT> Valerie attacks Sonata with Blade - ARMOR on Abdomen stops the attack!
  • <COMBAT> Sonata attacks Valerie with Pistol - ARMOR on Neck stops the attack!
  • <COMBAT> Lab Sentry6 passes.
  • <COMBAT> Lab Sentry4 attacks Irene with Lexie's Electro - ARMOR on Right Arm stops the attack!
  • <COMBAT> Lab Sentry2 passes.
  • <COMBAT> Alexandra attacks Iolana with Lexie's Electro - ARMOR on Chest stops the attack!
  • <COMBAT> Ryan Kor passes.
  • <COMBAT> Rohan passes.
  • <COMBAT> Mickey passes.
  • <COMBAT> Dr. Yu passes.
  • <COMBAT> Vega attacks Lab Sentry4 with Shotgun - Critical wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).
  • <COMBAT> Iolana attacks Alexandra with Unarmed - Light Stun wound to Right Arm.
  • <COMBAT> Sao has started a new turn. Pose and choose your action.
  • <COMBAT> Lab Sentry4 has been **KO'd**!

Just as Irene slams another punch into the chassis of the remaining sentry in the hallway, the crack of Vega's blast hits it directly in its most vulnerable spot, rending it asunder in a spray of shot that leaves it essentially torn in half and sparking a meter away from Irene's feet.

Iolana is fighting for her life now, but there's only one exit to the room, so even as she backs into the desk and starts trying to climb it to get away from Lexie, there's really nowhere for her to run. Her punch doesn't really do that much besides delay the inevitable, but she bares her teeth in a snarl and says, "You freak--"

Meanwhile the fight between Sonata and Valerie is a struggle of gun versus blade versus armor versus armor, inconclusive but leaving deep grooved scrapes in each other's gear.

Rohan raises his shotgun again, sighting down the barrel at Iolana. He's waiting. Waiting for the moment when he has a clear shot at her.

Valerie grunts as a bullet digs into her armor, but she doesn't dare stand still. She dances, ducking and swerving before slashing out at Sonata's face with her paired knives.

Sure, okay. Iolana wants to leave. Lexie pulls back, letting her go and lifting her shotgun. If she wants to run, she'll just shoot her in the back -- while Rohan shoots her in the front.

Electricity glows bright along Irene's arm as it tries to burn her again, but she punches through the attack into a spray of shot and sparks as Vega's shotgun blast knocks it back and tears it apart. There is only a moment of stillness as she catches her breath, some of her clothing still lightly smoking from repeated electrical attacks. Then she's on the move again, dashing back down the hall to finally check on Vega...immediately concerned by what she sees. "{How bad?}" She asks, already working to quickly, maybe sloppily, triage that leg so they can both get back into combat.

It's a satisfying crack as the robot is blown apart. Watching the sparks of the robot's torn chassis spark against the floor, Vega sinks down with a quiet whimper. Her gun lowers as she tries to reload it with shaking hands, vision still swimming with pain. Irene's arrival is met with a wide-pupiled look that makes her dark eyes seem all the blacker. "{Leg is... bad. Pretty sure I have a concussion. If you can tie it off enough to stop the bleeding... I might be alright. Walking is going to be fucked though.}" She pauses. "{And I will need a hand up.}"

  • <COMBAT> Alexandra attacks Iolana with Shotgun - Moderate wound to Left Arm.
  • <COMBAT> Sonata attacks Valerie with Pistol and MISSES!
  • <COMBAT> Valerie attacks Sonata with Blade - ARMOR on Head stops the attack!
  • <COMBAT> Rohan attacks Iolana with Shotgun - Serious wound to Right Arm.
  • <COMBAT> Iolana attacks Alexandra with Unarmed and MISSES!
  • <COMBAT> Iolana has been **KO'd**!

Valerie mutters something low in her throat and pauses in her dance, replacing the blade in one hand with a pistol.

Irene mutters some quick curses under her breath, quickly tying off the wound on Vega's leg, then just simply picking the other woman up and carrying her down the hall. It's not gentle, but it's fast. Vega is set down behind the wall, just in cover from around the corner. She shares only a short nod and a look at her injured comrade before jumping back into the fray again.

There are some matching curses (and a squeak) as Irene picks up Vega and hauls her down the hall. Biting down on her lip, she looks up at Irene with hard eyes as she is set down. Dragging her damaged leg on the ground, she shifts up her position and takes a shot into the fray.

Iolana goes down under the rain of shotgun fire, leaving the office cleared. She hits the ground face down and lies there, blood oozing from beneath her.

"Welp." Lexie feeds a few more shells into her shotgun as she strides out of the office and down the hall towards the others. What's even been going on out here? "Haven't you guys killed all these bots yet?"

There are still robots engaged in the hallway. Valerie and Sonata are engaged one on one with pistols and knives in their armor at close range.

Rohan vaults over the desk he's been hiding behind and, before entering the hall, takes aim at a robot from the shelter of the doorway.

"Help would be appreciated," croaks the torn and bloodied figure of Vega where she sits with a shot gun in her hands, firing down the hall. Also hi. "Did you get your killing done?"

  • <COMBAT> Lab Sentry1 attacks Irene with Rifle - ARMOR on Abdomen stops the attack!
  • <COMBAT> Irene attacks Lab Sentry1 with Irene's Punching - Moderate wound to Chest.
  • <COMBAT> Vega attacks Lab Sentry1 with Shotgun - Moderate wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor)..
  • <COMBAT> Lab Sentry6 attacks Rohan with Rifle - Moderate wound to Abdomen (Reduced by Armor).
  • <COMBAT> Alexandra attacks Lab Sentry1 with Shotgun - ARMOR on Neck stops the attack!
  • <COMBAT> Valerie attacks Sonata with Pistol - Moderate wound to Left Arm.
  • <COMBAT> Sonata attacks Valerie with Pistol - ARMOR on Abdomen stops the attack!
  • <COMBAT> Rohan attacks Lab Sentry6 with Shotgun - ARMOR on Abdomen stops the attack!
  • <COMBAT> Rohan has been **KO'd**!
  • <COMBAT> Rohan spends a luck point to keep fighting!

There's a nasty little exchange of fire as Valerie blasts through an unarmoed portion of Sonata, and then Sonata steps right into her, sets her pistol to the other woman's gut and fires point blank straight through. Valerie staggers back-- and then the last impression of her is just a hint of smile as she vanishes into a picture disk. Sonata is left bleeding and swinging wildly around in the hallway, trying to see here she went.

Meanwhile, the exchange of fire with team sentry robot is still ongoing. These things are annoyingly tough and they just keep on coming. Luckily for the assault team, Irene has been great about drawing their attention.

Taking cover against the hallway's edge, Vega continues firing into the fray and focusing her fire on the sentries. When Valerie pulls her disappearing trick, she abruptly swings her fire to aim for Sonata.

Nothing quite like charging right into their metallic faces to get the attention of the robots. In the other hallways, there are piles of machinery that attest to that. But there are still more robots here. Irene swings her fists at one of them, contact like a gong ringing out down the hallway amid all the gunfire.

With the sentry she's tracking mostly distracted by Irene, Lexie lowers her shotgun and raises her hand to fire a blast of electricity at the bot instead.

For all his initial attempts to remain half-invisible behind the door, a robot fixes its sights on Rohan--and Rohan takes a full blast to the stomach (his abs! his magnificent abs!) He staggers backward, one step, two--and falls. His chest rises and falls, with a harsh gasp of breathing, and, teeth gritted, determination clear on his face, he struggles back to his face, pushing himself up on his shotgun. His other hand is at his belly, holding himself together, and he pulls it away briefly, to see the smear of sticky scarlet on his palm. "Bloody hell," he says, and hides in the safety of the office for a moment, slowly, with shaking fingers, easing a bandage out of his pocket to slap against his belly.

  • <COMBAT> Lab Sentry6 attacks Alexandra with Rifle - Moderate wound to Right Arm.
  • <COMBAT> Lab Sentry2 passes
  • <COMBAT> Rohan treats Rohan:
  • < Abdomen (Moderate): unsuccessful
  • <COMBAT> Lab Sentry1 attacks Irene with Rifle and MISSES!
  • <COMBAT> Vega attacks Sonata with Shotgun and MISSES!
  • <COMBAT> Sonata attacks Irene with Pistol - ARMOR on Neck stops the attack!
  • <COMBAT> Irene attacks Lab Sentry1 with Irene's Punching - Serious wound to Chest.
  • <COMBAT> Alexandra attacks Lab Sentry1 with Lexie's Electro - ARMOR on Chest stops the attack!
  • <COMBAT> Sao has started a new turn. Pose and choose your action.
  • <COMBAT> Alexandra has been **KO'd**!

It is a long and grueling fight, hacking their way through sentry bot after sentry bot, and person after person. It's not until they've taken apart all of the robots in showers of sparks and flying metal that they are free to cut their way in a bloody swath through the remaining labs and cold storage. Between Alexandra's powers to fry the living shit out of electronics and some fast-tinkered explosives from Vega, literally none of the computers survive their raid on the lab facilities.

The scientist working rapidly in the southernmost lab, Dr. Esinka Yu, is actually already ahead of them, cooking the data in her machine in the hopes of destroying it before it can be stolen by whatever espionage and murder team this is. It's her that the team takes hostage and binds for Rohan to memory plunder.

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