Excalibur S Glory

[06:54] <AdEvaGM> ["Hey, look! A Eurofighter Storm!"-
[06:54] <AdEvaGM> ["Ah, yeah… How 'bout that."-
[06:54] <AdEvaGM> ["And an F35D Lightning-III! Ah~ Such a sexy craft~"-
[06:56] <AdEvaGM> [The sun had long since sunk over the Mediterranean's far horizon, leaving only a dusky, moody orange tinge to the western sky. The stars were spreading across the sky to the east, clear and open, free of the light pollution of the cities; the Milky Way blazed across the sky under the shining moon.-
[06:58] <AdEvaGM> [The four Evangelions- EVA-04, EVA-05, EVA-07 and EVA-09- sped across the skies to the east, AT Fields guiding their flights. Bulky F-Type armour was attached to each, giving them a hulking appearance.-
[06:59] <AdEvaGM> [All around them, in spectacular formations, lit up by their pilot lights, were fighter jets, divided into four groups- a French group, a German group, a British group and an American group.-
[07:00] <AdEvaGM> [EVA-04's frame had been altered a little as well- a large, unwieldy addition had been placed over her Assault Dock. Reinforced with strange new polymers and technology, the frame- hopefully- sealed Excalibur within both physically and mentally.-
[07:00] <AdEvaGM> ["This is Colonel Amatore-DeForest. How are we flying?"]
[07:03] <Yanmei> "No problems yet, Colonel." Yanmei had been oddly quiet during the trip. Contemplative, one could say. At least Excalibur had been quiet as well. "We'll be arriving soon, everyone."
[07:03] <AdEvaGM> ["Roger." Said Shinji quietly. He, too, had been quiet.-
[07:04] <AdEvaGM> ["Ooh, and a Tsetse! An experimental model equipped with bakelite cannons-"-
[07:04] <AdEvaGM> ["Sophia, are you listening to your Lieutenant?"-
[07:04] <AdEvaGM> ["Ah-! Yes ma'am! Sorry, ma'am!" Said Sophia, a little breathlessly.-
[07:05] <AdEvaGM> [Marianne switched to a private channel for Yanmei's ears alone. "We're about to begin the leadup to the zone of engagement. Do you want to say a few words to your allies?"]
[07:09] <Yanmei> "Sure. Thank you, Colonel. And thank you all for lending us a hand here? The targets you'll be facing today can generate AT Fields, so please wait for me to neutralize and designate a group before attacking it. And, of course, follow Colonel Amatore-DeForest's orders."
[07:16] <AdEvaGM> ["I would like each of you to remember, as we begin our final approach, that we are fighting for survival. Humanity depends on us. On what we do here." Marianne leaned back and nodded to Frederic. "Gone are the days where we fight for resources or over the differences in petty causes. We aren't fighting as anything but as human beings today, ladies and gentlemen."-
[07:16] <AdEvaGM> ["Godspeed with you all."-
[07:17] <AdEvaGM> [A fighter jet wing came close to EVA-04, doing a flyby as closely as they could, close enough for Yanmei to make out the faint outline of the pilots before they passed.-
[07:18] <AdEvaGM> [The ground raced below. In the distance, a mountain could be glimpsed- EVA-04's retinal technology did the rest. Big Brother was revealed.-
[07:18] <AdEvaGM> [He was standing, uncloaked, her sword in his hand, but…-
[07:19] <AdEvaGM> [He was not naked as before. Now he stood sheathed in armour. Horribly familiar armour… Bulky, incredibly strong plating…-
[07:19] <AdEvaGM> ["… Is that F-Type Armor?"]
[07:26] <Yanmei> "…you must be joking…" Yanmei muttered, staring down in disbelief. This was going to be an even -more- difficult battle?
[07:30] <AdEvaGM> ["Well, then." Muttered Marianne. "The bigger they are- the bigger the explosion they make when we hit them with antimatter." She said grimly. "Yanmei, I'm submitting the E-Sheath Unlocking Code to OTIS. Use at your discretion."]
[07:41] <Yanmei> "Yes, ma'am." She glanced to a OTIS' window warily. So they met again…
[07:42] <AdEvaGM> [It beeped at her, a flashing button blazing across the screen.]
[08:04] <Yanmei> It wasn't the time just yet. First, they had to work on moving closer… so she did, racing forward as quickly as speed would allow. "Let's hurry," She said over the private comms. "Before he breaks away!"
[08:04] <AdEvaGM> ["Roger!"-
[08:05] <AdEvaGM> [The fighter jets broke off, fanning out around the wings of the Brother group.-
[08:06] <AdEvaGM> ["FIGHTER JETS? TRULY? THIS IS ABSURD." Snapped Big Brother. He raised his- Yanmei's- prog sword and flourished it towards Yanmei dramatically. "GO!"-
[08:06] <AdEvaGM> [Now, as the cloak was pushed back, a few feature was revealed on his body…-
[08:06] <AdEvaGM> [Beneath his arms were another, second pair of arms, just as armoured…-
[08:07] <AdEvaGM> ["IGNORE THE INFANTS AND THEIR TOYS! DESTROY ZHANG YANMEI!"-
[08:09] <AdEvaGM> [Like a million buzzing locusts, the Brother Hordes rose into the sky, hurtling towards EVA-04. They flew higher and higher, however, until before long they blocked out the stars above with their swirling, insane mass.-
[08:26] <AdEvaGM> [A Heavy Bolter materialised in Big Brother's right arm- and one-handed he fired it at the Evangelion squad approaching to his right.-
[08:27] <AdEvaGM> ["DODGE IT, SHINJI-"-
[08:27] <AdEvaGM> [Rei leapt forward, arm out, taking one of the shots- the other striking EVA-05 but doing little damage. Shinji growled.]
[08:40] <Yanmei> "This works out just fine," Yanmei made an expression that was halfway between a grin and a grimace. At least the millions of Brothers above her weren't monologuing like before. She switched over to private again. "Stay with the plan, you three. Be careful! Colonel, AT Field is down on the Northwest quadrant."
[08:46] <AdEvaGM> ["Roger. All fighter groups! Concentrate fire on the northwest quadrant!"-
[08:47] <AdEvaGM> [The mass of fighter jets broke off and hurtled for the swirling vortex. The sky lit up with a thousand new stars as endless volleys of missiles were fired into the mass. Some were deflected by the others, but most hit their targets and exploded, consuming clumps of Brothers in flame and fire.]
[08:50] <Yanmei> "Otis, now!" She punched the button on the screen in front of her.
[08:51] <AdEvaGM> ["Deploying Excalibur."-
[08:54] <AdEvaGM> [The sheath didn't so much as release Excalibur as it did almost fall apart. The outer casing was jettisonned, blowing off the sides. The titanium sheath around the sword itself split down the middle with a hiss of steam. Finally, the rail- to which the sword was tied with carbon nanotubing- shot upwards, the hilt of the sword hovering above EVA-04's right pylon for her to grab.]
[09:02] <Yanmei> Which she did at once, extending it and the Herald high above her - high enough to mince the rest of the floating Brothers in that quadrant herself. She skipped south after that, AT Field back to full strength and… more, perhaps. She suddenly felt strange.
[09:32] <AdEvaGM> [Big Brother's vision snapped towards EVA-04.-
[09:32] <AdEvaGM> ["… YOU FOOLS! HAVE YOU NO IDEA WHAT THAT THING IS CAPABLE OF DOING?!" He roared in fury. "IMBECILES…!"-
[09:33] <AdEvaGM> ["WE HAVE TO GO HIGHER!" Shouted one of the brothers, and as one, the swirling mass rose- and broke off, hurtling towards the fighter groups.-
[09:35] <AdEvaGM> [At high speeds and with AT-enhanced strength, many Brothers simply sheared through the planes like super-sharp shuriken, ripping through fusilades or smashing open cockpits to toss pilots to the ground hundreds of metres below.-
[09:37] <AdEvaGM> ["Entering neutralisation range." Said Elene. "Neutralise now!"-
[09:41] <AdEvaGM> [The AT Field around Big Brother began to weaken…-
[09:41] <AdEvaGM> ["TEXTBOOK ACTIONS!" Shouted Big Brother. He began to stride towards the mob.-
[09:41] <AdEvaGM> ["TEXTBOOKS…"-
[09:41] <AdEvaGM> ["CAN BE WRONG!!!"-
[09:43] <AdEvaGM> [His four arms flew out- and a rippling wave passed throughout the area, passing over the three Eva units.-
[09:43] <AdEvaGM> ["What-"-
[09:43] <AdEvaGM> [As the wave passed, objects began to shimmer into existence.-
[09:43] <AdEvaGM> ["They're…"-
[09:43] <AdEvaGM> [Knives.-
[09:44] <AdEvaGM> [A field of thousands- hundreds of thousands- of Prog Knives, embedded in the earth blade-first.-
[09:49] <AdEvaGM> ["THE WORLD ITSELF IS SHAPED BY MY CALL, A MILLION BLADES ARISE! UNSHEATHE YOURSELVES AND HEAR MY COMMAND!"-
[09:50] <AdEvaGM> [A great mass of knives rose into the air around him- and with a single, imperious gesture, they came crashing down on Shinji.-
[09:50] <AdEvaGM> ["A-Augh!" His arms rose reflexively to block them-
[09:50] <AdEvaGM> ["Onii-chan!" Rei sprang to his defense-
[09:50] <AdEvaGM> [But one blade had dug deep, hilt-deep, into EVA-05's chest, blood oozing around the blade. Shinji let out a pained groan that slowly turned into a low scream.]
[10:07] * Yanmei was trying to block out a lot. Brother's yelling, the troubled cries over the comms, the increasing urgency brewing in te back of her mind. -
[10:13] <Yanmei> "Colonel… you're sure the Tech Division didn't do much to this sword?" Yanmei braced herself against the ground and took off with a ripple of 04's glowing wings.
[10:27] <AdEvaGM> ["What do you mean- all fighter groups, disengage and converge at the rally point! Prepare for another strafing run!"-
[10:29] <AdEvaGM> [Rei was moving up now, as was Shinji- together, they pushed their AT Fields to their limit. The knives began to waver…-
[10:29] <AdEvaGM> [Then they vanished from existence.-
[10:30] <AdEvaGM> ["Yes! His field is down- engage now!" Shouted Marianne.-
[10:30] <AdEvaGM> ["Colonel, two groups of Brothers are breaking off! They're heading towards the Big Brother!" Said Frederic.-
[10:31] <AdEvaGM> [And indeed they were. With synchronised cries of "Eins, zwei, drei, NEUTRALISE!", they hurled their own considerable strength at Rei and Shinji- and within seconds, the field of blades was back.-
[10:31] <AdEvaGM> [Except now, the blades were longer- Prog swords- and shared their space with massive positron cannons.-
[10:31] <AdEvaGM> ["I AM THE MASTER OF THIS NEW WORLD! BEHOLD, AND BE DESTROYED BY MY LIGHT OF HEAVEN!"-
[10:32] <AdEvaGM> [All four arms threw themselves out once more- and energy began to collect around the palms of those hands, running up his arms, meeting over his chest- presumably where his Core sat buried.-
[10:32] <AdEvaGM> ["I've seen this before…" Muttered Marianne.-
[10:32] <AdEvaGM> ["… Qaphsiel. OUT OF THE WA-"-
[10:33] <AdEvaGM> [Rei dove just as a blinding flash of white light burst forth, engulfing Shinji, catching fighter jets in the distance, leaving a massive deep furrow in the ground for a full kilometre.-
[10:33] <AdEvaGM> [Shinji stood, however, undefeated, panting with exertion.]
[10:44] <Yanmei> "…" Yanmei was looking over her shoulder, tiny beads of sweat glittering on her brow. There… was no ignoring that. Private comms. "I need to finish these guys, but I'm on my way! In the meantime, keep him from doing that again. Elene. Sophia?"
[10:49] <AdEvaGM> ["Right." They said in unison.-
[10:50] <AdEvaGM> ["Deflective Field lowered." They said, still in unison. "Raising Anti AT-Field."]
[10:50] <Yanmei> "Well done." …so creepy. But, they were still doing well!
[10:55] <AdEvaGM> [The area above Yanmei burst into flame and death as thousands of missiles fired at once, each one slamming into the horde of Brothers above her. They were all superhuman, but they weren't so superhuman enough to be able to shrug off a missile.-
[10:55] <AdEvaGM> [By the time the blossoming flames had died out the horde was no more.]
[11:12] * Yanmei glanced to the jets for a moment, and then was spiraling off toward another one of the hordes - one that had already been affected by the Anti-AT Field.
[11:17] <AdEvaGM> [And now her comrades were moving in- Rei lashed forward, Prog Sword held in hand-
[11:19] <AdEvaGM> [And her blade was knocked aside at the last minute. "AH…" Silas paused. "A MASTER MODEL- ONE OF THE AYANAMI DOLLS, THEN."-
[11:19] <AdEvaGM> ["I am not a doll!" Shouted Rei.-
[11:20] <AdEvaGM> ["09… SO THE ORIGINAL." There was a definite purr in his voice now as he lashed out with Yanmei's stolen sword. "I HAVE BEEN LOOKING TO ACQUIRE YOU FOR SOME TIME-"-
[11:20] <AdEvaGM> ["You'll have nothing!" A swing from her heat sword- and it cleaved through the blade easily, leaving Silas without a weapon.-
[11:21] <AdEvaGM> [He wasn't angry. Instead, he laughed. "OH! YOU'LL DO VERY NICELY INDEED, MY LITTLE DOLL!"-
[11:23] <AdEvaGM> ["Don't- call her a doll!" Screamed Shinji, lashing out with a powerful claw. It struck true, catching Silas square in the chest…-
[11:24] <AdEvaGM> [Only for a thin layer of armour to crack off and fall apart. "ABLATIVES!" Shouted Big Brother, laughing. "THANK YOU, DE PTERES, FOR YOUR SLAVISH DEVOTION TO THESE THINGS!"-
[11:25] <AdEvaGM> ["That little bitch." Muttered Marianne.-
[11:26] <AdEvaGM> [He was still laughing, now, louder and harsher, his voice becoming almost a scream of mirth. "AND THANK YOU, BLANC, FOR GIVING ME THE KNOWLEDGE OF THIS AMAZING NEW POWER!"-
[11:27] <AdEvaGM> [The air around him crackled, and-
[11:27] <AdEvaGM> ["COLONEL!" Frederic turned towards her, alarmed. "He's spreading his own Anti AT-Field! Its cancelling out the twins'!"-
[11:27] <AdEvaGM> ["… That -little bitch-." Marianne slammed her fist against the console.]
[11:35] <Yanmei> "…" Yanmei's hands tightened at the controls. Slowly, the field washed over 04 as well. "Hah. So that's how it is." She straightened up again, and tossed her hair within her plug. "Like I need an AT Field to fight? But you three heard him, right? Blanc is alive."
[11:46] <AdEvaGM> ["I WOULD NOT BE SO QUICK TO ASSUME-"-
[11:46] <AdEvaGM> [Shinji had had enough. With a bestial scream, he hurled himself at Big Brother-
[11:47] <AdEvaGM> [… And was consumed by fire. A wave of rolling energy issued from Big Brother- Rei barely getting out of the blast- leaving the Twins screaming- again in unison- and EVA-09…-
[11:47] <AdEvaGM> <EVA-05*>
[11:47] <AdEvaGM> [A smoking wreck on the grouns.]
[11:47] <AdEvaGM> <Ground*. GO ME>
[11:53] <Yanmei> "Colonel! His vitals…?"
[11:55] <AdEvaGM> ["No reading, the Anti-AT Field is warping the signal…"]
[12:23] <Yanmei> "…" Yanmei promptly turned her sword - and frustrations - on the cloud of brothers hovering closest to her. "Don't back down just yet!"
[12:40] <AdEvaGM> [They began dying in their droves…-
[12:41] <AdEvaGM> [Meanwhile, the two other surviving Evangelions were trying to pin Silas down. The Twins opened fire with the bulky, unsubtle Kraken Bolter- a weapon that looked like two stubby bolters strapped together-
[12:41] <AdEvaGM> ["ALWAYS WITH THE PATHETIC GUNF- OOF-"-
[12:41] <AdEvaGM> [Rei dropped the shoulder into Big Brother's chest, one arm around his torso, keeping him from moving.-
[12:42] <AdEvaGM> ["GET OFF ME, DOLL!"-
[12:43] <AdEvaGM> ["I am not-"-
[12:44] <AdEvaGM> [But Rei's words were drowned out by something even louder than Silas.-
[12:44] <AdEvaGM> [The smoking wreck that had been EVA-05 was shambling, getting to its feet, its jaw coming unstuck, a bestial, furious roar bursting from its lips, filling the entire valley with a deep, reverberating sound.-
[12:45] <AdEvaGM> [Rei Ikari had awoken. She wasted no time in lashing out at Big Brother, massive claws leaving huge rends in the flesh.]
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[13:16] <Yanmei> "…" The roar cut through her growing frustrations, startling her for a moment before she remembered herself and faced the rest of the Little Brother group. How many had she killed so far? They were starting to thin out. Almost there. Almost…
[13:18] <AdEvaGM> [And then- a flash of pain and agony, bright and powerful enough to make her ignore the blast of energy Big Brother was emitting once again. The Little Brothers had hit something vital, their powered fists ripping through armour and flesh… She… Was having trouble focusing…-
[13:27] <AdEvaGM> ["… Mei! Yanmei! Come in!"-
[13:27] <AdEvaGM> [The plugsuit compressed painfully, bringing her to sudden clarity.]
[13:37] <Yanmei> The far away babble turned into Marianne's words. And Yanmei jerked upright again, gasping. She'd been about to…? "Ah…?"
[13:38] <AdEvaGM> ["We need you up and at it! The Twins are neutralising that clump of Brothers, we need you to wipe them out!"]
[13:52] <Yanmei> "Helping… me? They're supposed to…" Yanmei squinted at two sets of flying brothers before they merged. "Right. Fine!"
[13:54] <AdEvaGM> ["Rei! Fall back and regroup!" Said Marianne.-
[13:54] <AdEvaGM> ["R… Roger." With a final heave, Rei tiredly tossed Big Brother to the ground before backtracking as best she could away.-
[13:55] <AdEvaGM> [The group of Brothers hovering before her suddenly split as missile fire struck the core of their formation.]
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[14:04] <Yanmei> Yanmei slammed both swords into the crowd, but her aim was off, movements slowing. She hissed through her teeth in utter frustration
[14:15] <AdEvaGM> [… But the world was shifting around her.-
[14:15] <AdEvaGM> [A Prog Sword appeared in front of her, a copy of her own, almost. Cannons. Giant swords…-
[12:44] <AdEvaGM> ["BEHOLD MY POWER, TO TAKE THE INVINCIBLE AND MOULD IT TO MY OWN ABILITY!" The air around Big Brother- already warped- was now giving off a distinctly purple and dark green light.-
[12:45] <AdEvaGM> [He plunged his hand into the ground- and ripped out a sword. It was different to the others. Unadorned, lethal blade, crescent moon crossguard- not a thick blade, but very long.-
[12:45] <AdEvaGM> [Yanmei recognised it immediately.-
[12:46] <AdEvaGM> ["I HOLD THE SWORD OF CYRUS BEFORE ME, TO LAY LOW MY ENEMIES AND BRING ABOUT THE NEW AGE!"-
[12:46] <AdEvaGM> [And with a single swing of his cloned Excalibur, he bisected EVA-05, its roar cut short- the two halves tottered to the ground.-
[12:46] <AdEvaGM> ["ONII-CHAN! ONII-CHAN, NO!"]
[12:57] <Yanmei> "Rei. REI!" Yanmei's yell was a tight one, with something dark just barely masked behind control. "Get away from them!"
[13:07] <AdEvaGM> [Rei let out a groan, her Eva leaping out of the Anti-AT Field. A second later she let out a short cry.-
[13:07] <AdEvaGM> ["Her Synch is way too high- cut it now, as much as we can!"]
[13:16] * Yanmei shut her eyes ever so briefly, trying to concentrate. Her AT Field was reacting with Silas' now, and… also merging with Excalibur. "07. Follow my lead? We need those knives gone!"
[13:36] <AdEvaGM> ["Understood." Said the Twins in unison, neutralising-
[13:36] <AdEvaGM> [Rei quickly joined in as well, and the knives began to vanish…-
[13:37] <AdEvaGM> [But Silas was fast. He bolted across the field, his demonic form towering above Rei's crouching one.-
[13:38] <AdEvaGM> [The Sword of Cyrus flashed out. An arm flew off- another slash, the other arm dented violently-
[13:40] <AdEvaGM> [And with a final cut, drove the sword into EVA-09's torso. The entire body shuddered and slumped- Rei screamed…-
[13:40] <AdEvaGM> [But a hatch at the back of her armored form slid open and a thin, white tube- her plug- flew out at top speed, moving blindingly fast over the horizon.-
[13:41] <AdEvaGM> ["NO! NO, GET BACK HERE, YOU WEREN'T SUPPOSED TO FLEE! I WANTED YOU!" Shouted Silas in fury. "SINCE WHEN HAVE NERV HAD WORKING EJECTIONS?!"]
[14:31] <Yanmei> "Hah." Said Yanmei flatly. She was backing off now, ignoring the relief, however faint, at seeing the entry plug fly clear. "07, fall back."
[14:33] <AdEvaGM> ["Roger." They said- falling back, and just in time as Silas hurtled towards them. His Anti-AT Field was spread once more, and fighter jets began scrambling out of the way- too many were too slow, unprotected pilots vanishing into LCL, craft careening out of control and crashing into others-
[14:33] <AdEvaGM> ["All air units, fall back! Fall back!"-
[14:34] <AdEvaGM> [Silas cut across the sky, however, swinging the Sword of Cyrus at EVA-07. A near miss- another swing at the head, which the Eva barely ducked- and a final swing against the torso…-
[14:34] <AdEvaGM> [… Which embedded itself in a thin layer of armour that quickly melted away.-
[14:35] <AdEvaGM> ["Ablatives." Said the girls, launching a quick snap-kick at Big Brother's chest before hurtling away to safety, firing the Kraken Bolter as they went.]
[15:02] <Yanmei> And Yanmei took the initiative after that, racing for him with a serious of strikes with both swords, the force of the blows boosted from sheer anger and desperation.
[15:27] <AdEvaGM> ["WHAT-"-
[15:29] <AdEvaGM> [In a battle where they had struggled and bled just to wound him a little, the swords did intensely crippling damage. He roared in pain and agony- tumbling to the ground, his leg gone.-
[15:30] <AdEvaGM> ["YOU WRETCH! YOU INSOLENT WRETCH! SUCKING AT THE BREAST OF THAT STOLEN BLADE- I'LL TAKE IT FROM YOU! YOUR HANDS ARE NOT MEANT FOR IT!"-
[15:30] <AdEvaGM> ["He's regenerating-!" Cried Marianne.-
[15:33] <AdEvaGM> [And indeed he was- within seconds a replacement leg- bereft of armour but no less powerful- had burst forth out of his hip, and he was up, moving even faster than ever, his sword swinging at Yanmei like a hurricane. "GIVE IT TO ME! I BEAR THE FRUIT OF ADAM! IT'S MINE!"]
[15:35] <Yanmei> "What's the problem?" Yanmei was blocking them just as quickly, all sparks and flashing metal. "Isn't your knockoff good enough? You were doing quite well until now, after all?"
[15:39] <AdEvaGM> ["THIS IS IMPOSSIBLE!" Endless strikes- no more skill, just endless hammer blow after blow after blow. "NO HUMAN SHOULD BE ABLE- I AM GOD!"]
[16:00] <Yanmei> But Yanmei wasn't listening anymore, her eyes glazing over just a little. Excalibur blazed. -04- blazed, its wings brightest of all, twitching in an odd pattern. -
[16:07] <Yanmei> But it was an odd effect. One that was more shadow than it was light, but every bit as piercing as the latter at the top of a lighthouse on a foggy night. Something that should - by all logic - not exist. -
[16:12] <Yanmei> Excalibur bounced blow after blow away from the Evangelion and its pilot, and then, together, the three returned it all in one powerful thrust. The not-light -exploded- along with it, flooding the blade itself, and beyond it, swelling.
[16:13] <AdEvaGM> ["NO…" Silas stared ahead. He couldn't move- why couldn't he move?-
[16:13] <AdEvaGM> [It was as if some great force had ordered him to stay put, but…-
[16:14] <AdEvaGM> ["Father…" He moaned, a single pitiful plea.-
[16:15] <AdEvaGM> [The energy wave overtook him- not that he saw it happening, his sight being the first thing burned away. It was over quickly- within a second his body was vaporised- or perhaps, more accurately, erased. The Sword of Cyrus buckled and vanished as it was overcome by the field.-'
[16:22] <AdEvaGM> [The rolling wall of energy didn't stop- it ripped past Silas and across the battlefield, moving at a speed approaching that of light.-
[16:22] <AdEvaGM> [The energy field collapsed after a whole ten kilometres- leaving a massive, perfectly cylindrical furrow from EVA-04 all the way to the coast.-
[16:25] <AdEvaGM> Compared to this juggernaut of energy, the explosion created by Silas's core was hardly worth mentioning- the three Tsetse Interceptors had long since ejected at the first sign of EVA-04's strange power.-
[16:25] <AdEvaGM> [The battlefield was quiet, and still- unnaturally still. No one spoke.]
[16:32] <Yanmei> "…" Yanmei didn't speak either for a long time. She only tried after 04 had lowered Excalibur, and the attempt was a breathless one. "So easy. The whole time, it was this easy. Heh ehehehe…" 04's hand tightened around the grip of the sword. "Colonel! We wasted so much time…"
[16:33] <AdEvaGM> [No one was smiling inside the command VTOL- except Doctor Surov.-
[16:33] <AdEvaGM> ["Exactly as I had anticipated." Said Surov. He rarely smiled, and this made Marianne nervous.-
[16:33] <AdEvaGM> ["You knew this would happen?! Why didn't you say anything?"-
[16:33] <AdEvaGM> ["Because you would try to prevent it." Said Surov blandly.-
[16:36] <AdEvaGM> [Marianne turned back towards Frederic, and three things happened simultaneously.-
[16:37] <AdEvaGM> [First, intense pain shot through Yanmei's mind. If Excalibur had made her drunk, then this sensation was someone making her sober by pouring molten gold through her veins. EVA-04 was rebelling against the creeping corruption that was spreading through her.-
[16:38] <AdEvaGM> [The second, pain of a different, more mundane type shot across Yanmei's body as Surov jammed his finger into a certain button- a button that sent high-voltage shocks through the plugsuit.-
[16:39] <AdEvaGM> [The third, yet more pain in Yanmei's nerves, her right arm -burning- as EVA-07 rushed across the battlefield and punched the arm clean off the shoulder joint in a single blow, Excalibur flying through the air to land with a lethal hum a hundred fifty metres away.]
[16:47] * Yanmei wasn't laughing anymore. She was finding it hard to breathe, now, actually, as agony after agony layered on top of each other and dropped her flat, writhing mindlessly. From godhood to… Her mouth hung open, the corners of it twitching as though she might start up again anyway through her tears. -
[16:50] <Yanmei> But the stars in the sky were dimming. The dark nothingness between them encroached and overtook them until only that nothingness remained.

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