Saturday September 17, 2011
Hector wakes up in the infirmary. It’s been three weeks. He’s no longer in witness protection.
Cyrillo and Peter
Kimyee and Georgia
Elli and Cynthia
Me and Rogue (she requested it)
Hector and Peter R.
Peter has converted his bottom bunk into a coffin-like thing – dark curtains, etc.
Saturday is steak day, apparently. Peter and Hector discuss skating.
And then Cynthia arrives.
We are in the lunch room. Hector comes in and elli and Kimyee run and hug him. Surprise!
I have a steak salad. Hector eats 3 steaks.
We catch Hector up with the latest stuff while we eat.
Kimyee and Elli are going for a run.
We forgot to celebrate birthdays during the summer. Cyrillo, Kimyee, and Elli
Chameleon fabric dress (<http: />) for Kimyee and gymnastics (<http: />) leo for Elli
Wrist-comm with computer and holographic projection unit (<http: />)
Hector puts his foot in the mouth with Dr. McCoy. He talks back to the doc and makes it obvious he is not thinking. Kitty mentions that it is why she won’t date him.
We spend the day shopping for gifts – or making them in my case – and having fun.
I text Dad and go to my lab for the rest of the day. Unfortunately, Hector decides today would be a good day to ask for her advice. Fortunately, he remembers that she has a phone.
Suggestions for gifts:
Fencing stuff for Kimyee
Gymnastics stuff for Elli
Tools for Cyrillo
Chameleon cloth – patch of stretching battery (<http: />) to power the electro-chronomatic poly-nanofabric (electrospinning)
Need to request lab space from Prof. X
Kimyee – set of Olympics fencing gear
Cyrillo – 3d printer
Hector – his Hoopty (repaired)
Elli – year pass to Rockafeller ice rink in New York and ice skates (Radell 121)
Cyrillo – 3d printer
Cyrillo – 3d printer
Kimyee and Elli – music
Elli – gift cert
Kimyee – gift cert
Cyrillo – digital micrometer and duct tape
Kimyee – gift cert for a fencing outfitter online
Elli – athletic tape and powder
Cyrillo – holo watch-phone/laptop with design software and halcyon processor
Elli – chameleon unitard
Kimyee – chameleon dress
Lots of people are here at the party. Noon until evening. Icarus puts on a light show.
Get a phone call from Stark – Tony calls. The Tantamount suit has escaped. He’s been testing Jarvis’ systems for weeks. Jarvis is tracking him and he’s headed to the Richard Saunders Institute.
Kimyee calls Prof. Reynolds to let him know Tantamount is on its way there.
I let Prof. Xavier know about it and he agrees we need to take care of it. Peter goes to see if Cynthia wants to go with us. She’s excited about it. I give her a pair of HUD glasses (so unstylish) to use until I can make her a mask or something. I turn her suit into Mitharium so she’ll be more protected.
I open a gate to the school. Tantamount is almost there. We go!
Orange guys 68
Tantamount lands and demands our surrender. We blow him off as usual. 6 guys teleport in armed with power nullifiers 2.0. It fires a projectile surrounded by a bubble of energy. Does it inject something? Maybe projects some sort of interference energy.
He’s working for someone. He’s a lackey and is not supposed to talk about his employers. The organization does not have a name. Helix knows of them. Ah. The Nazi pedophiles.
Yosono ice-gags #1 on the left. Helix surrounds 4, 5, 6 in crystal. Synergy runs forward but does not use her powers yet. Equinox cloaks. Tantamount announces AQUISITION FAILED. ENGAGING PREVIOUS ABILITY. Then he turns invisible. Obsidian moves up and attacks #3. He hits for 46 pts. The orange guys go. The break out of the crystal. #5 attacks Yosono and she dodges. #6 shoots at Helix and evades like a ninja. #4 shoots at Synergy and dodges. #3 attacks Obsidian with his gun. He evades and counterattacks pushes 3 into #2. He misses shooting Yosono. #1 is a bit distracted. Mezmera tries to sense who is in the suit and cannot. I activate my hyperintelligence and analyze the gun. Red FEAT. I can reverse the effect by hacking into #3s gun. Yellow FEAT.
Yosono tries to seal 4, 5, 6 mouths in ice. 5 and 6 are frozen. Helix launches crystal powder in the air to locate Tantamount. He misses. Synergy attacks #1 and hits, pushing him back. Equinox starts studying #4 and begins to close. Tantamount tries to grab Helix. Helix gets a counterattack and slams him. Obsidian attacks 2 and 3. He hits 3 for 46 and stuns 2. #1 shoots at Synergy and she reflects it back and hits him. Does it effect him? Hmmmm. #3 tries to shoot Obsidian and misses. #4 is now back in the game. He takes a shot at Yosono. She evades. Squeek! 5 and 6 are frozen. Mezmera teleports to #4 and touches him. “They’re hurting us. Can you make them stop?” He tells the others to stand down and drops his weapon. I hack the gun from Mezmera’s lackey. Red FEAT. She’s going to shoot Yosono.
Yosono ices down the area in front of Helix in order to show Tantamount. INCREASING STABILITY COMPENSATION. Spikes shoot out and anchor him to the ground. Now we can see him. Helix has a target. He powders Tantamount with his crystal dust. Then he shoots the armour with a crystal bludgeon for 35 pts. No damage. Synergy fires a plasma ball at #1 and hits. Woot. 40 pts. He’s still standing. Equinox moves behind 5 and 6 and studies 6 for his weakness. Tantamount POWER DUPLICATION SUCCESSFUL. FIRING. He shoots a crystal at Helix. Obsidian pummels #3 for 46 and he’s still standing. #2 gets paralyzed. #1 shoots Synergy and she evades. #3 fires at Obsidian 3 times. Obsidian evades and gets a counterattack, slamming him back. He lands on the ground, gasping and barely alive. #4 “I’m so sorry! I’m so sorry, Mezmera. I didn’t mean to!” Mezmera commands him to pick up his weapon and fire at Yosono. She gets a 2 column shift boost. I lock his gun on power-up mode. Red FEAT. I also make the gun so it can be used by one of us.
Yosono drops a big ball of ice on Tantamount and dents his armour. Significantly. DAMAGE TO CRITICAL SYSTEMS. ANALYZING POWER. Helix tries to convert the outer level of Tantamount’s armour to crystal and fails. Synergy shoots #1 and he evades. She shoots again and hits really hard for 40 pts. No knockback, but ouch. Equinox punches 5 and 6. He misses 5 and hits 6 for 30 pts. Tantamount tries to gain Yosono’s powers. ACQUISITION FAILURE. He shoots one of her previous ice balls at her and she evades. So apparently he can store the powers. Crap. Obsidian tries to neuro-manipulate #1 and uses his powers to stabilize #3 (yellow). Mezmera’s lapdog eagerly asks for permission to shoot someone. Synergy. #1 shoots at Synergy and it reflects back. He gets frustrated and shoots at Obsidian, who evades. Synergy gets shot by #4. Woo. Tingly. I try to hack Tantamount. Yeah, that didn’t work. EXTERNAL INTRUSION DETECTED. EXTERNEAL INTRUSION DETECTED. EXTERNAL INTRUSION DETECTED. COUNTERMEASURES ENGAGED. Uh oh. Try again. AUTHORIZED COMMAND RECEIVED. TELEPORTATION SYSTEM DEACTIVATED.
Yosono drops another ice ball on Tantamount for 50 pts. Helix tries to turn Tantamount’s external armour to crystal and doesn’t quite succeed. He tries again and gets a red FEAT. His outer layer turns to crystal. Synergy knocks #1 out. Equinox punches #6 for 30. TANTAMOUNT ENTERING DEAD OR ALIVE MODE. ACTIVATING STORED POWER. He shoots at Yosono who dodges a laser beam aimed for her head. Helix gets hit by a laser for 40 pts. Obsidian tries to detect the weakness in Tantamount’s armour. He fails, but airwalks to the area behind him. #5 shoots at Equinox. He evades. #5 shoots again and misses. Mezmera commands #4 to shoot Helix and he gets all tingly. +2 CS to all powers. Electra tries to put the armour into diagnostic mode and fails miserably. I get booted. No damage to computer when he tries to counterattack. I try again and fail, but maybe next time.
Yosono drops yet another ice ball on Tantamount. 50 pts. Helix is going to try and use his matter animation to retract the stabilizers. Yellow FEAT. Synergy slides in between me and Tantamount. Equinnox drops a solid light wall between him and 5 and pummels 6. SLAM! 30 pts. He gets knocked on his arse, but is still kicking. Tantamount shoots at Obsidian and he evades getting a counterattack for 46 pts. Obsidian moves over to #5, detects his weakness and misses with his neurostrike. #6 shoots at Equinox from his prone position and misses. #5 tries to shoot Obsidian and hits. He loses his powers. Mezmera has #4 shoot him, which restores his powers. I try to hack into Tantamount’s armour. Fail the first time but red FEAT the second. I open up the pilot compartment. It opens and I send Icarus to check him out. It’s Adrian. His eyes are glazed over and he looks unaware.
I call Celestia and tell her what’s going on. “I’ll be right there.” #6 decides to shoot at her when she steps through her gateway. “You seem to think I need those powers.” She slices his gun in half. #5 surrendered. Mezmera has #4 drop his gun and tie himself up. Then she lets him go. “WTF?”
The group starts discussing Adrian and I remind them to shut it about his secret identity. No respect. I was really hoping only Mom would see him. Obsidian does his diagnostic and finds a single nanite. Celestia asks Helix to encase Adrian in crystal so he cannot be seen. She leaves to take care of the ones who did this to him.
Sucks to be them.
We send the others to Stronghold and take Adrian to the lab.