Gangers Voyage

06[07:24] * Yanmei found herself peering down eagerly from her window as the VTOL she was in began to descend to the deck of a more standard battleship. -
01[07:32] <Yanmei> She wasn't alone, of course, on this quiet gray morning. There were extra men in black suits with her, one sitting on each side of her, and across from her were the two guests that she had invited along. In spite of her new job, she was dressed relatively casually, in a dark green turtleneck and jeans, the Excalibur replica hanging from her hip in its simple sheath. She was positive that she would have been made fun of mercilessly had she dressed up… so here she was.
[07:40] <Minaplo> [Chiisana Himesama, naturally, had no worries about such things, and was dressed in a very elaborate chiffon-and-satin blue and white dress. Her long hair was as shiny and beautiful as ever, but today she also had it in ringlets framing her face.-
[07:40] <Minaplo> [The other guest was wearing long black trousers, leather shoes, a military coat and a very sour expression. Albus's arms were folded, and he was glowering at the VTOL window.]
06[07:46] * Yanmei diplomatically hid her smile. It was kind of funny. He was pouting like a little kid~ -
01[07:49] <Yanmei> Soon, the VTOL had fully landed, and a ramp extended from it to the landing pad. "Well," she said cheerfully, and stood. "Shall we?"
[07:53] <Minaplo> ["I can't stay behind?" Asked Albus petulantly.-
[07:53] <Minaplo> ["Yanmei needs your help. Be a man and go." Snapped Chiisana.]
06[07:58] * Yanmei paused, clearing her throat. "We won't be long, anyway? And I'll make it up to you when we get back, Mr. Albus, whatever you want."
[08:02] <Minaplo> [He reluctantly got to his feet and walked out, Chiisana right behind.-
[08:05] <Minaplo> [The ship itself seemed to be an old refurbished aircraft carrier, the type that had been mothballed after the Impact. It bore no insignia or emblem, but nevertheless bore a crew… And guests.-
[08:08] <Minaplo> [And these guests were currently arranged in a clump, fairly spread-out. There were five in all- and Yanmei recognised them. Hermione, wearing tight-fitting trousers and shirt under a barzilite coat; the Blue Prince, wearing his typically dashing outfit with a long light blue cape; Checkers Lucy, looking strikingly mismatched with a huge white fur coat, and a shirt that beared her middrift;
[08:08] <Minaplo> Mosquito Reynolds, wearing a shabby, tobacco-and-dirt stained business suit; and- looking terrifying in her mauling mask and heavy overcoat- Saint Luna, an extremely large German Shepherd laying at her feet.]
06[08:17] * Yanmei was the last to leave the VTOL. She didn't exactly pose at the top of the ramp… but she did pause for dramatic effect, letting the wind whip at her lone ponytail, noting the distance between them with little to no surprise. -
01[08:19] <Yanmei> But if they were here, working together in any respect, then it must mean that relations among them had improved a ton! -
01[08:20] <Yanmei> "Hermione~~" She decendent swiftly, going to her first, arms outstretched as she went in for a hug.
01[08:21] <Yanmei> ^descended
[08:26] <Minaplo> [But Hermione reached her first, nearly tackling Yanmei to the ground. Instead Yanmei had to settle for being squeezed real tight around the middle, and also lifted off the ground and spun around. "Heeeeeey~"]
01[08:35] <Yanmei> "Oof?!" A startled laugh escaped her once she caught her breath again. "Lady Viceroy, huh~?"
[08:38] <Minaplo> ["Your empire awaits, milady~"]
01[08:45] <Yanmei> "Heh heh. You guys are the ones who built it up while I was gone~ So, it's basically your kingdom." She turned to observe the other assembled Warlords, grinning. "Hello everyone."
[08:47] <Minaplo> [Lucy sauntered over, smirking at Yanmei. "Look at you, all cleaned up now that you're outta the trashyard."-
[08:47] <Minaplo> [Saint Luna simply stared at Yanmei, nodding curtly once. The last time they'd met, Yanmei had been indirectly responsible for wiping out her clan…-
[08:48] <Minaplo> [… But the Prince and Mosquito didn't even look at Yanmei. They were looking -past- her, at someone else…-
[08:48] <Minaplo> [… Chiisana.-
[08:48] <Minaplo> ["Whoa, mate, check that out! She's got blue hair!" Crowed Mosquito.-
[08:49] <Minaplo> ["She's like the Aphrodite of my daydreams! She is a Goddess!" Murmured the Prince, gazing at Chiisana with a look that combined the worst traits of artistic adoration and pure lust.]
01[08:55] <Yanmei> Yanmei gave Lucy a friendly clap on the shoulder and returned Luna's nod a bit awkwardly before noticing the… attention directed toward Chiisana. "May I present my esteemed colleague, fellow pilot and -extremely competent- soldier, Miss Himesama Chiisana. And, of course, you all remember Mr. Albus, yes?"
[08:59] <Minaplo> [The boys continued to ignore Yanmei and especially Albus, only barely managing to pay enough attention to learn her name.-
[08:59] <Minaplo> ["Himesama Chiisana! The name itself is like honeyed poetry-"-
[09:00] <Minaplo> ["It is actually Chiisana Himesama." She corrected curtly. "It is Japanese for 'Little Princess', so be advised that you are in the presence of royalty. Behave yourselves before a lady! Gawk less obviously!"-
[09:01] <Minaplo> ["Royalty!" The Prince elbowed Mosquito out of the way roughly. "I too am of azure blood, my lady, for they call me the Blue Prince, and truly mine is a dynasty begging to be wed to your tree-"-
[09:03] <Minaplo> ["Fuck it." Hermione grabbed Yanmei's upper arm and began tugging her towards the central area- towards Luna and her dog. "Come along, Arselicker!"-
[09:03] <Minaplo> ["The name's Albus, actually." Said Albus, deeply irritated as he followed along.]
06[09:12] * Yanmei followed along easily, glancing worriedly over her shoulder. Chiisana could handle herself. But then, she wasn't the one she was worried about.
[09:14] <Minaplo> ["Yanmei, I'd like to introduce you to Selena Severus." Said Hermione with a flourish, throwing a hand out towards Saint Luna.]
01[09:16] <Yanmei> "…" Yanmei stared in confusion. It -was- the same old Luna under there, wasn't it? She certainly had the same intimidating aura down. "I beg your pardon?"
[09:17] <Minaplo> ["My dear old mum."]
01[09:19] <Yanmei> "You know," she said slowly, "It was hard enough imagining that you were in any way related to the former Lord Governor."
[09:21] <Minaplo> ["It is his fault." Growled Luna, and her voice was -horrifying-. It was raspy and painful and the moment she spoke, it sent shivers down Yanmei's back. "That it is so hard to see."]
06[09:27] * Yanmei felt, suddenly, that she would regret it if she asked for clarifications. "That was rude of me," she muttered. "Sorry."
[09:27] <Minaplo> ["He thought I cheated." Growled Luna, getting to her feet. She wasn't tall, but her bulk and clothing made her look taller.-
[09:28] <Minaplo> [She reached for her mask and pulled it off.-
[09:29] <Minaplo> [She had no hair, and indeed many of her facial features were obscured, for her face was a mess of scar tissue- which Yanmei recognised. Burn scars. Worse than anything she'd seen before, twisting and deforming Luna's face until it was hard to tell where her lips began and ended; her eyes were hooded and sunken; she was missing an ear, and her nose seemed to be nothing more than a grotesque
[09:29] <Minaplo> stub above her mouth.-
[09:29] <Minaplo> ["So he burned my face and set dogs on me, so no man would look on me again." She said, rasping.-
[09:30] <Minaplo> [But her eyes were clear, and her gaze burned.]
06[09:33] * Yanmei didn't flinch away. She gazed back, taking the story in with calmness. "You survived. And you built your own army."
[09:36] <Minaplo> ["An army of dogs, and men with fire, to do to Severus what was done to me. An eye for an eye." And she smiled, which made it all much, much worse.]
01[09:42] <Yanmei> "Makes… sense?" she glanced ever so slightly at Albus. There was no way he wasn't already acquainted with this story. "Where is he now? Did you get your revenge? Either of you?"
[09:43] <Minaplo> ["Soon." Luna placed her mask back on, and sat down, her Shepherd looking up at her- then back at Yanmei- before flopping down on the ground.-
[09:43] <Minaplo> [Yanmei was steered away once more by Hermione. "Sorry 'bout that. She ain't exactly people-person material."]
01[09:45] <Yanmei> "I understand. I'm just happy she didn't sic that dog on me after what happened to her fortress?" Her voice was low and tight. "So I'd consider her behavior to be pretty good."
[09:46] <Minaplo> ["Oh yeah, the dog's name is 'Hannibal', by the way."-
[09:46] <Minaplo> ["So, uh… How you been?"-
[09:47] <Minaplo> [("But goddess of love, why do you shroud your beauty so? Why can't all gaze freely upon your naked divinity?" "What are you suggesting, you lech?!")]
06[09:50] * Yanmei decided to turn a blind ear to the background. There were no howls of pain yet, so there was no need for alarm. -
01[09:54] <Yanmei> "I've been… busy. Fighting. And planning. A lot." She offered a small grin. "I don't imagine it's as stressful as what you guys are going through? How've you and your men been adjusting to life on this big ship?"
[09:55] <Minaplo> ["Not… Really." Said Hermione. "Most of them are used to having lots of space and an open sky and never seeing the ocean, so they're constantly seasick and the water terrifies them."]
01[10:03] <Yanmei> "That's what I was worried about," Yanmei sighed. "It'll be a long time until you guys can disembark for a decent amount of time, too. Are the amenities at least okay?"
[10:08] <Minaplo> ["They're better than we're used to. Fuck, they have this shit here for shaving legs, who'da guessed? Half of these guys bathe once a month, and the other half don't bathe, period."]
06[10:21] * Yanmei chuckled. "Figured as much? Is the food okay? You guys have enough booze and stuff? What about entertainment?"
[10:25] <Minaplo> ["They let off steam by brawling, but they're starting to like that 'television' bullshit too." Said Hermione. "Food's fine, I guess. There's some crap in there called chocolate that's become a big deal. It gets traded more than a ganger's virgin daughter."]
01[10:32] <Yanmei> "Chocolate~ Have you had any yourself?"
[10:32] <Minaplo> ["Yeah, I have."]
01[10:33] <Yanmei> "What, not impressed?"
[10:33] <Minaplo> ["It's ok, but it makes me a little sick. I prefer meat."-
[10:33] <Minaplo> [("I cannot contain my ardour any longer! Forgive me madame, but I must sup from the cup of love-"-
[10:34] <Minaplo> [There was a thump, and a howl of pain, tortured and twisted.]
01[10:36] <Yanmei> Welp. "Miss Himesama," she called, peering over.
[10:37] <Minaplo> [The Blue Prince was on his back- Chiisana was pinning him to the ground, her high-heeled foot pressed firmly against his throat.-
[10:38] <Minaplo> ["How dare you try to steal my first kiss!" Roared Chiisana, her eyes burning with rage, the air around her palpably heating up. "Yanmei, permit me to execute this troglodyte!"]
01[10:45] <Yanmei> "Chiisana," said Yanmei patiently. "You cannot execute an allied dignitary. Just let him off with a warning this time? Please?"
[10:48] <Minaplo> ["A warning? Fine. Then I shall proclaim a doom."-
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[10:48] <Minaplo> ["Oafish mongrel beneath my heel!" She said, her voice somehow carrying across the entire ship. Everyone turned to watch.-
[10:48] <Minaplo> ["I strip you of your title of Blue Prince. From today onwards, you shall be known to all the world as the Blue Pervert. Let it be known!"-
[10:49] <Minaplo> [She took her heel off his throat, and he scurried away, coughing and spluttering.]
06[10:53] * Yanmei eyed Mosquito for a moment, as if to determine if he had learned something from this exchange as well.
[10:54] <Minaplo> [Mosquito was grinning as he pulled the Blue Pervert up, as though he'd seen something incredibly amusing. He kept to himself.]
01[11:01] <Yanmei> "Now." she clapped her hands together once. "If we have all that flirting and murder out of our systems, let's come together and talk about something more substantial. Plans for the future."
[11:04] <Minaplo> [Chiisana had been preparing for this. She reached into the air and, as though it were as simple as taking clothes off a clothesline, whipped out an ornate wooden chair- more like a throne- and placed it down for Yanmei to sit on.-
[11:05] <Minaplo> [The simple acting had a massive effect. The Blue Pervert's eyes widened, and he stumbled backwards and tripped again; Lucy swore; Hermione reflexively drew her sword; groups of gangers, who had been hanging around watching, started to shout and scream and point in awe and fear.-
[11:05] <Minaplo> [Mosquito Reynolds took a drag of his cigarette.-
[11:05] <Minaplo> [He pulled the cigarette out. "Holy shit."]
01[11:13] <Yanmei> Holy shit indeed. "Wait! Wait!" Yanmei held her arms out, stepping in front of Chiisana. "Calm down. QUIET." She eyed the loitering gangers sharply.
[11:26] <Minaplo> [The gangers settled, but it was a tense, skittish settle- the dogs had been quieted, so to speak, but they were still ready to spring.]
01[11:31] <Yanmei> OK. Deep breath. "Chiisana is on our side. She has certain uncommon talents like the one you just saw, but she will never use them against us. Isn't that right?"
[11:39] <Minaplo> ["Verily."]
01[11:49] <Yanmei> "She's not alone, either. Didn't… Vercingetorix explain about the different types of people you'd be fighting alongside?"
[11:53] <Minaplo> ["We just call him the Man in Black." Said Reynolds.]
01[11:55] <Yanmei> "The Man in Black, then. Whatever you want to call him - the man who convinced you to come out here."
[11:59] <Minaplo> ["He kinda did. To me. And no one else." Said Hermione.]
06[12:00] * Yanmei nodded. "What did he say, exactly? I'll try to fill in any questions, you have."
[12:01] <Minaplo> ["He told us that you needed us to fight."]
01[12:12] <Yanmei> "Yes, that much is true. Without you all, we're vastly outnumbered? And most of the people fighting are like you and me… people without powers or special modifications. There are others, however, like Miss Chiisana, who are special in various ways. Some will have higher than normal strength or speed or endurance. Others will, um. Do reality-bending things, like what you just saw. Miss Chiisana, could I trouble you to demonstrate again? This time a little more slowly?"
[12:13] <Minaplo> ["Very well."-
[12:15] <Minaplo> ["If you could sit on the chair, please?"]
06[12:15] * Yanmei blinked, and then did so, slowly.
[12:16] <Minaplo> [And Yanmei would suddenly find herself floating, up up up- five, ten metres above the crowd!-
[12:16] <Minaplo> [There were shouts and gasps below.]
01[12:22] <Yanmei> And Yanmei… not used to floating, desperately clutched the chair. "Wh-wh-?!" -
01[12:27] <Yanmei> She struggled against her dizziness as she peered down at everyone. "U-um. As y-you can see? She can do all s-sorts of things, and will be a huge asset to us in upcoming fights? She can also pilot an Evangelion, as I mentioned before when I introduced her."
[12:29] <Minaplo> [A scruffy-looking teenage ganger shouted out.-
[12:29] <Minaplo> ["WOT?" He shouted, cupping his hands around his mouth. "PLOT AN EVEN GALLEON? WASSAT MEAN?"-
[12:30] <Minaplo> ["Shut yer trap, wanker, she said 'Plant an eve o' gardens'! Food and shit!"-
[12:32] <Minaplo> ["A galleon, wot, like a ship?" The speaking ganger- about twenty years old- suddenly brightened up. "Does that mean she can stop this shitfight of a boat from swaying all the fuckin' time, then?"]
01[12:35] <Yanmei> "Impossible. Sorry!" she called back down.
[12:36] <Minaplo> [There was a chorus of boos.-
[12:36] <Minaplo> ["What's you mean then by Even Galleon?"]
01[12:38] <Yanmei> "Giant Robot!"
[12:39] <Minaplo> ["-Oh-."-
[12:39] <Minaplo> ["She means the giant robot, guys!"-
[12:39] <Minaplo> ["Why didn't she -say- so then?"-
[12:39] <Minaplo> ["Because they're called Galleons, you fuckwit!"-
[12:39] <Minaplo> ["What's a Galleon, then?"-
[12:39] <Minaplo> ["It means they're Spanish robots!"-
[12:39] <Minaplo> ["What's a Spanish?"]
01[12:44] <Yanmei> "I said…" Urgh. "Miss Chiisana, thank you. Please lower me again?"
[12:45] <Minaplo> [The chair floated gently down.]
01[23:39] <Yanmei> "You're close. Ehh-vahn-gelion," she corrected loudly, rising and straightening her clothes. "Or Eva for short? Those are what the giant robots are called. So if you hear the other troops throwing those words around, that's what they're talking about."
[23:40] <Minaplo> ["That's a weird name."]
01[23:43] <Yanmei> "Agreed?" Yanmei smirked. "But it is what it is."
[23:44] <Minaplo> ["So." Reynolds approached now. "You got Evangelions, what you need us for exactly?"]
06[23:48] * Yanmei looked around them a bit anxiously, even glancing up toward the sky. She stepped closer, lowering her voice somewhat so that she couldn't be heard. -
01[23:54] <Yanmei> "We can't use them for everything? They're massive, so they attract attention, and it takes a lot of time and manpower to deploy them. If there are any enemy robots around, the Evas will handle them, but we need troops to storm and go places where and Eva just can't plain fit."
[23:55] <Minaplo> ["Oh, heh. Fair 'nuff."]
01[23:57] <Yanmei> "The Man in Black has been introducing you guys to new weapons, right? You've been trained on them?"
[23:57] <Minaplo> [Hermione nodded. "Yeah, they've been super."]
06[23:59] * Yanmei nodded, but she still seemed a little uneasy. "And you're okay with being pulled away from home like this?"
Session Time: Sun Nov 24 00:00:00 2013
[00:03] <Minaplo> ["Yeah. Why wouldn't I be?"]
06[00:08] * Yanmei blinked. "Who's watching things while you're away? If there an Albus-2 keeping an eye on the city?"
[00:12] <Minaplo> ["Few blokes, I guess."]
06[00:19] * Yanmei nodded to herself. "Alright. What other questions do you all have about this? If I know him, the Man in Black probably left some stuff out or refused to answer some things."
[00:20] <Minaplo> ["So who're we fighting, exactly?" Asked Lucy.]
06[00:25] * Yanmei frowned deeply. He didn't even tell them that? "The UN. Or to be more accurate, it's the faction that's controlling the UN? Their leader was the one I was running from, before, when I ended up in Melbourne…"
[00:27] <Minaplo> ["Right, the UN, the big ruler thing outside." Lucy nodded authoritatively.-
[00:27] <Minaplo> ["So you've gone all LN on us, then." Said Hermione with a grin. "Just like the guy before."]
01[00:31] <Yanmei> "I've heard that one before," she smirked. "We're all going rogue? We're calling ourselves the United Earth Federation."
[00:32] <Minaplo> ["That sounds pretty spiffy." Said Reynolds placidly.]
01[00:34] <Yanmei> "The UN can't know about this until after our first strike, so be careful about talking about it? You can never be too sure of who's listening…"
[00:39] <Minaplo> ["I'll make sure they know." Said Hermione.]
01[00:47] <Yanmei> "Thanks!" Yanmei grinned at her. "Since I'm here, we can go over the small details of that first strike too. First, though, has anyone been communicating with you since you left Melbourne? Like the Man in Black or some other go-between who checks up on you to make sure you're getting along okay and you know what to do?"
[00:48] <Minaplo> ["Some bloke called Celestyn."]
01[00:51] <Yanmei> "Celest…?" She frowned, trying to place the name. It took her a few minutes to. "Wilwudski? Really polite guy about this tall?" She held up a hand to demonstrate.
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01[00:55] <Yanmei> [00:47] <Yanmei> "Thanks!" Yanmei grinned at her. "Since I'm here, we can go over the small details of that first strike too. First, though, has anyone been communicating with you since you left Melbourne? Like the Man in Black or some other go-between who checks up on you to make sure you're getting along okay and you know what to do?"
01[00:55] <Yanmei> [00:48] <Minaplo> ["Some bloke called Celestyn."]
01[00:55] <Yanmei> [00:51] <Yanmei> "Celest…?" She frowned, trying to place the name. It took her a few minutes to. "Wilwudski? Really polite guy about this tall?" She held up a hand to demonstrate.
[00:57] <Minaplo> ["Yep."]
01[00:58] <Yanmei> '-Interesting-. Is he actually on the ship?"
[00:59] <Minaplo> ["Mmhm."]
01[01:02] <Yanmei> "We've met before. Remind me to say hello before going back~"
[01:05] <Minaplo> ["Right."]
01[01:12] <Yanmei> "Now, then~ Let me go over the parts of the plan that you guys have to worry about." And, after waving in some of the outlier leaders, she did just that, getting as far as she could without visual aids to show their positioning.
01[01:16] <Yanmei> They dispersed when she was done, clumping around in loose groups of their own to talk (bicker?) about various details. Yanmei, in the meantime, clapped an arm around Hermione's shoulders and guided her to a side railing for a view of the water and a quick private chat.
[01:20] <Minaplo> ["What's up?" She asked. "Come to woo me by the waterside~?"]
01[01:21] <Yanmei> "Useless. I'd never be able to compete with Mr. Isha~"
[01:22] <Minaplo> ["Probably not!"]
01[01:24] <Yanmei> "So you admit it~~" she clapped her hands together gleefully. "Next time I'll drag him along instead of Mr. Albus. I'm sure he'd actually appreciate it."
[01:29] <Minaplo> ["You make it sound like it's a big deal."]
01[01:32] <Yanmei> "Because it is? You two complement each other pretty well!" She tilted back a little, keeping a grip on the rail with her fingertips so that she couldn't fall. "But that aside, I really am glad to see you."
[01:33] <Minaplo> ["Yeah, same here. You look a little taller… Or maybe that's just your shoes?"]
01[01:36] <Yanmei> "Thanks~" She resisted the urge to drop into a pose, and simply grinned. "You're really handling this whole Viceroy thing. It's way late, but… congratulations on making the city yours."
[01:38] <Minaplo> ["It's not my city. I'm just keeping the seat warm."]
03[01:40] * Gerard is now known as Zack
01[01:43] <Yanmei> "Heh. I just dreamed of making the city a nicer place to live, not taking it over forever. Between you and the man in black, though, I imagine you've beat me to the punch?"
[01:45] <Minaplo> [Hermione shrugged. "You started it off."]
06[01:51] * Yanmei hesitated. So they didn't regret her ever coming to Melbourne? -
01[01:52] <Yanmei> "And I'm one of the reasons you guys are here now, right?"
[01:53] <Minaplo> ["The main reason, really."]
01[01:58] <Yanmei> "I should apologize. I wouldn't have involved you guys if I had been able to help it? You should be improving the city instead of being swept up in this nasty war…"
[02:01] <Minaplo> ["Pff." Hermione scoffed, and she punched Yanmei in the shoulder. "Don't be an idiot."]
01[02:02] <Yanmei> "?!" She rubbed her shoulder, standing up properly. "W-what? Aren't you worried in the least?"
[02:03] <Minaplo> ["What should I be worried about exactly?"]
01[02:03] <Yanmei> "About dying? About something going really wrong?"
[02:09] <Minaplo> [Hermione punched her in the arm again.-
[02:09] <Minaplo> ["Look around you at all these fuckers here. Tell me which of 'em have lived lives where they -haven't- been in risk of dying from day to day."]
01[02:13] <Yanmei> "Owww… But! That's different from asking you lot to walk into a dangerous battle. Even back in Melbourne, I felt bad about the ones who got hurt and killed while following me…"
[23:46] <Mibbit‘Haplo> ["Do you need our help?" Said Hermione crossly. "If you lose this fight, will we suffer for it?"]
01[23:47] <Yanmei> "…yes? To both?"
[23:48] <Mibbit`Haplo> ["Then what do we lose from fighting that we wouldn’t lose otherwise?"]
06[23:49] * Yanmei sighed. She felt annoyed, somehow. As if Vercingetorix was gloating at her from wherever he was. -
01[23:51] <Yanmei> "They predicted that the leader of the guys we're fighting - Mary Caine - that she'd try to attack Melbourne either way. So I guess the answer to that is 'nothing'?"
[23:53] <Mibbit‘Haplo> ["Then I think that answers that." She said smugly.]
01[23:54] <Yanmei> "Mmph. You already sound like someone who’s grown into this whole leader business."
[23:55] <Mibbit‘Haplo> ["I had a good teacher~"]
01[23:58] <Yanmei> "Well~" Yanmei preened. "I -do- try. Lucky you, you’ll be able to see me in action again~"
[23:59] <Mibbit‘Haplo> ["Don’t let that praise go to your head. Just 'cuz we're willing to risk our lives doesn't make them cheap."]
Session Time: Tue Nov 26 00:00:00 2013
01[00:02] <Yanmei> "I wouldn't have been so worried about it if I'd thought that? If there's any way to get through this without risking more deaths on our side, I'll take it in a heartbeat."
[00:03] <Mibbit‘Haplo> ["I appreciate it, ’cuz after this is all done, we've gotta go back and rebuild your city."-
[00:03] <Mibbit‘Haplo> ["… So what, this ’Federation' crap of yours. Where do we sit in it? Melbourne's your city, so where do we go from there?"]
01[00:11] <Yanmei> "'s an interesting question. The Federation is an alliance between different nations that oppose Caine's lot. I'm pretty much coordinating between all of their leaders and making this thing work, kind of like how you keep all the different gangs in line now?" -
06[00:17] * Yanmei drummed her fingers on the railing. "Melbourne isn't a nation, but the way this is playing out, it might as well be. You're the acting leader, so you and me will be talking a lot. If it looks like I'm about to do something that'll put you and the rest of our guys in a bad spot, it's your job to bitch at me until I drop it. That's pretty much how it's going to work with all of the other nations too."
[00:20] <Mibbit‘Haplo> ["Sucks. I have a better idea."]
06[00:20] * Yanmei blinked. "Yeah?"
[00:22] <Mibbit`Haplo> ["You’re Melbourne's leader. These other fucks from other countries, like, if they're anything like ganger leaders, they're not gonna respect you unless you have more power with them, and even then they might not go with you unless you have the shiny title." She nodded solemnly. "Make Melbourne, or Australia, whatever, your base country."-
[00:23] <Mibbit‘Haplo> ["That way you can be on equal footing, and you’re acknowledging a truth anyway."]
01[00:24] <Yanmei> "That's…" Yanmei stared. "That's brilliant."
[00:25] <Mibbit‘Haplo> ["My dad was a lunatic, but he knew how to keep grumpy assholes in line." Hermione grinned, a wolfish grin.]
01[00:27] <Yanmei> "Won’t argue that?" Yanmei grinned back. "This is why it's good to have a couple of extra eyes and ears around. Mr. Albus has gone a little soft on the advising lately…"
[00:28] <Mibbit‘Haplo> ["I bet he’s been living like a princess."]
01[00:31] <Yanmei> "You don't know the half of it," she murmured in a low voice. "Look, you can't tell it with that coat on, but he's put on a few pounds since we got here? He has no offical duties, and he eats whatever he wants whenever he wants."
[00:33] <Mibbit‘Haplo> ["… What -kind- of food does he eat?" She asked suspiciously.]
01[00:39] <Yanmei> "From what I’ve seen? Lots of meat. Recipies from all over the planet made with succulant chicken and spiced beef. Lots of alcohol. HAM. He's getting the full spectrum of French desserts too…"
[00:40] <Mibbit‘Haplo> ["Motherfucker. I barely know what a ’French' is, and I want to kick his ass."]
06[00:43] * Yanmei snickered. "There's been some downsides, too? Like I said before, he has nothing to do around here. Adjusting to everything - the technology and the people - has been a pain too? That's why I was worried about how you and the rest of the Lions were getting by."
[00:44] <Mibbit‘Haplo> ["It’s not been too bad. This place is probably pretty austere compared to what you're used to. It's mostly just corridors and steel rooms."]
06[00:52] * Yanmei nodded. "It's an old ship. I barely know anything about ships, and even I can see that? But better this than something overwhelming. And it sounds like everyone's got their spirits up as reasonably as they can?" -
01[00:53] <Yanmei> She panned around at any lingering Lions, feeling a wave of pride go through her.
[00:54] <Mibbit‘Haplo> ["At the end of the day, they’re best at fighting. Point 'em at a foe and let the leash go."]
01[00:55] <Yanmei> "We'll kick their asses," she said with a firm nod. "No doubt."
[00:58] <Mibbit‘Haplo> ["Mmm, I hope so. Blacky has been telling me about some of the enemies we’re likely to face…"]
01[01:02] <Yanmei> "What? He's not being all mysterious about it?"
[01:04] <Mibbit‘Haplo> ["He’s not telling us a -lot-. he's telling us just what we need to know what we're facing in combat. Weak spots, shit like that."-
[01:04] <Mibbit‘Haplo> ["There’s some shit in there I haven't shared with 'em, though…"]
01[01:05] <Yanmei> "Why not?" Yanmei frowned a little.
[01:07] <Mibbit‘Haplo> ["Like, some of this shit, I dunno if it’s in our pay grade. There's things like that weird walking tank we captured… And then there's this bullshit that the file calls a 'Samson'. The description reads: 'A 15-foot tall mutated monster hybrid of human and Annihilator DNA designed for heavy assault and siege."-
[01:08] <Mibbit‘Haplo> ["And then I go to look up what the fuck an Annihilator is, and it’s "An 18-foot tall heavy assault Angelspawn, durability maching that of a main battle tank. Launches energy-shrouded lances from its hands and fires energy beams from its eyes and core."]
01[01:20] <Yanmei> "Hmm. But if you don't tell them, who knows how they'll react when they actually come across one? NERV is actually better suited to handling those big guys. We have squads that are totally experienced? But if a novice does something foolhardy like trying to take one on his own…"
[01:20] <Mibbit‘Haplo> ["I think they’re more likely to run…"]
01[01:29] <Yanmei> "Run how? In a panic? Abandon the battle entirely? They should know how to get away , who is capable of scrapping with the nasties, how to regroup, and how to take on the human enemy from a different position.-
01[01:30] <Yanmei> "Anyway, it shouldn't even be an issue in a battle like the one coming up? Maybe afterward we can run escape drills and things like that."
[01:30] <Mibbit‘Haplo> ["If you say so…"]
01[01:34] <Yanmei> "It will be okay." Yanmei clapped her on the shoulder. "I promise it will? She couldn’t stick creatures like that in the place we're heading to even if she wanted to."
[01:35] <Mibbit‘Haplo> ["… You’re certain about that?"]
01[01:37] <Yanmei> "She'd have to be insane to." Yanmei smiled warmly at her. "What? Do you want to run escape drills right now instead?"
[01:38] <Mibbit‘Haplo> ["I think I can handle it. Have you fought shit like this before?"]
01[01:42] <Yanmei> "Not the creatures you’re talking about specifically, but I've fought weird constructs and Angelspawn before. Two weeks before we got to Melbourne, a group of them swarmed our headquarters, and I… well, most of the pilots, really, had to join up with infantry and help fend them off?"
[22:52] <Minaplo> ["What'd you think of 'em?"]
01[22:55] <Yanmei> "I won't lie? They're terrifying."
[23:00] <Minaplo> ["Awesome." Said Hermione sarcastically.]
01[23:03] <Yanmei> "You're the one who asked?" Yanmei gave her an impatient nudge. "They're terrifying. But they're not indestructable. In that battle I was talking about earlier, I managed to cut through swaths of them. It's all a matter of keeping your nerve."
[23:04] <Minaplo> [Hermione gave Yanmei a skeptical look.]
06[23:06] * Yanmei gave her neutral one in return. "What?"
[23:09] <Minaplo> [Hermione merely shook her head, smiling wryly.-
[23:09] <Minaplo> ["So, either way, now you have your army, huh? How do you feel to be a big bad general?"]
01[23:17] <Yanmei> "Like old times," She chuckled. "Except the targets we're going against. And the bickering." She stole a glance over at the other former gang leaders.
[23:18] <Minaplo> [The Blue Pervert and Lucy were arguing…-
[23:18] <Minaplo> ["It's fun to watch, trust me." Said Hermione with a grin. She grabbed Yanmei's upper arm. "C'mon, let's go see Celestyn."]
01[23:20] <Yanmei> "All right~" And all too happily, she allowed herself to be pulled along.

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