Vulshab stands at the bow of his ship; approaching the new island.
"Prepare to land on the island," he says as he takes out his double sided sword. This being the first time to land on the island, he wanted to take as many precautions as possible. Permalink
Unknown bioform has entered the complex.
-Terminating hibernation cycle....done.
--Re-booting exoskeleton.....exoskeleton ready for energy transfer.
The factory, now grown into disrepair, hummed to life once more as a bolt of green energy arced through cables strewn across the cieling, walls, and floor, and finally transfered itself into a smallish robot. The robot's three optical sensors glowed with a bluish light as it's body flared to life, rejuvinated by the fresh burst of power. The robot stumbled towards the tripwire sensor with an aquward gait, the energy being within having been unacustomed with his robot body due to disuse. The disturbance had turned out only to be an insect rahi which happened to crawl over the lens of the sensor. The robot's curiosity now being satisfied, and that it was illogical to simply return into stasis, it collected it's tools, a sword and a plasma sphere launcher, and startedto stumble outside his long-time home. Permalink
Vulshab steps onto the warm, sandy land; feeling the heat bounce off his armor and mask.
"Nuparu, Macku, Hahli, stay with the ship. Lhikan, Hewkii, Resham, come with me," he says as he helps the three Matoran onto the land of the future Po-Metru. Permalink
If you really want to know what I think then I will tell you that they look like mutant bug things, Ahhhhh!
(I will post a picture of them soon)
Vulshab wide stream of acid at the approaching beasts. He rests his dual sided sword at his side as he motions his hand upwards, sending a massive diamond wall to seperate the Matoran and him from the flying monsters.
((If you get to post a moc of your creatures, you can enter it in the contest going on here.)) Permalink
As I wandered through the craggy canyons which were scattered nearly everywhere in this area, I saw an abnormal wall of diamond shoot up from the ground. I then chose to investigate, and walked in the anomaly's direction. I soon was able to climb on top of one of the taller mountains, and saw several biomechanical and biological beings in a pitched battle. I continued to observe these beings with the aid of a zoom lens built into my middle eye. Permalink
Quoting Alpha AI
As I wandered through the overgrown forest, which was teeming with biomechanical life, I saw an abnormal wall of diamond shoot up from the ground. I then chose to investigate, and walked in the anomaly's direction.
((I don't know if I mentioned this yet, but we are supposed to be in Po-Metru, so there are no forests that I know of. Of course, Po-Metru isn't actually formed yet. Permalink
The aerial creatures having repealed their assault, four of the bipedal beings began to advance upon my position. I started to walk forward to meet them mid-way.... Crash!... Clang! ...Clunk!..... Thonk!.....Whump! I had realized too late that I had misjudged the distance, being decieved by my zoom lens into thinking I were closer to both the ground and the bipeds. I ran a quick systems check.....
--- All systems running at over 95% efficiency.
-Minor damage to outer chassis.
- Energy container has not been breached.
I was satisfied with the results, and got up to continue towards the bipeds.
((from a distance, and ONLY from a distance, he could seemingly look like a matoran... One who just fell off a cliff and then got up again...)) Permalink
Vulshab looks overhead at four of the flying beings. He looks in the distance at the reflection, noticing a Matoran-like being in the distance.
"Those winged rats are going to make a meal out of that Matoran!" yells Yulshab as he fires a stream of acid at the flying creatures.
((The acid is supposed to come out of his hand this time.)) Permalink
((Sorry for the wait))
Vulshab was the first to make it to the edge of the cliff. He turns around, facing the three panting Matoran.
"Stay here, I'll be back!" he yells as he jumps into the canyon, creating a diamond slide. He slides down towards the bottom, his feet gaining momentum as he approaches the bottom of the canyon.
((I probably left the Matoran vulnerable, but the Matoran wouldn't have been able to make it into the canyon.)) Permalink
Vulshab digs his heels into the slide before jumping off onto the sandy ground below. As he lands, he looks around, not spotting anything in the dimly lit canyon.
"Matoran!" he yells, his kind voice echoing throughout the canyon. "Where are you?" Permalink
Resham stopped running. It had seemed in his desperate attempt to flee the creatures, he had been taken to the bottom of a cliff. He barely had time to take cover behind a rock before the figure came crashing down.
Vulshab hears no response, but instead notices a glowing green dot zip across the sands and rocks towards himself, and planted itself upon the senter of his chest. A green light, with three blue lights at a diagonal-upward direction near it, appeared to be the source of the dot. ((Issa laser pointer)) A figure stepped out from the shadows, now obviously appearing to be no matoran at all, but a robot. It's three blue eyes blinked in sequence, as if confused with the question asked of it. the whirring of cogs and the ocasional spark from behind it's head-disk made it appear to be making some kind of adjustment. The robot then repeated the question asked of it, as if using a recording, and it's third eye flashed thrice as it began to speak in an electronic monotone: "Define: Matoran. Explain:You generated diamonds from within yourself. Inquiry: what are you? Input required." ((He's kinda like a child....he nows just about nothing on how the world works, but everything about computer-y stuff.)) Permalink
Quoting Alpha AI
Vulshab hears no response, but instead notices a glowing green dot zip across the sands and rocks towards himself, and planted itself upon the senter of his chest. A green light, with three blue lights at a diagonal-upward direction near it, appeared to be the source of the dot. ((Issa laser pointer)) A figure stepped out from the shadows, now obviously appearing to be no matoran at all, but a robot. It's three blue eyes blinked in sequence, as if confused with the question asked of it. the whirring of cogs and the ocasional spark from behind it's head-disk made it appear to be making some kind of adjustment. The robot then repeated the question asked of it, as if using a recording, and it's third eye flashed thrice as it began to speak in an electronic monotone: "Define: Matoran. Explain:You generated diamonds from within yourself. Inquiry: what are you? Input required." ((He's kinda like a child....he nows just about nothing on how the world works, but everything about computer-y stuff.))
Vulshab looks towards his right, noticing Resham. He gestures with his left hand to stay back. Vulshab turns his attention to the robot, trying to look it photoreceptor to photoreceptor. The Toa of Diamond and Acid thinks over the inquirys before answering.
"A Matoran is a small being, like myself but smaller. Actually he's about your size." ((Is that right?)) "I am a Toa of Diamond and Acid, so I can generate any kind of diamond or acid form."
He looks at the robot with a sense of caution behind his mask. It probably wasn't a good idea to tell the robot these things, but it may be the only way...
((Glad to see you back, Dr. Egghead.) Permalink
--Alpha--((Yeah he is a little taller than a matoran.))
I paused, computing these new terms, and then asked more questions. "Define: Toa. Explain: How do you generate diamond and acid?" I was rapidly assimilating the language form that the toa was presenting me, so I could be able to speak like it does soon. Permalink
Vulshab looks at the curious robot from top to bottom as he answers, "A Toa is one of the taller beings. It is our job to protect the Matoran and put an end to the Dark Hunters and Makuta. As for how I can generate the element, I am not sure. It is just something that Toa are capable of possessing." Permalink
I once again continued to ask questions of the toa. I attempted to say "what" but my vocal processor shorted out midway through the word. It was speedily fixed, however, so I proceded withmy questions: "What are Makuta and dark hunters?" Permalink
"Dark Hunters and Makuta are the Toa's enemies. I'll explain everything else some other time, but right now I need to ask you some questions. Do you know of any threats in the area, besides those winged things?" Permalink
Falshab looks down from her camouflaged house in the canopy at the visitors below her.
"They are trespassers," she thought to herself. She draws her sword as a look of hatred spreads across her face. "And they must be dealt with." Permalink
I walked after Vulshab, eager for more input. My L.A.B.S. (local area bioform scanner) picked up two more beings than there were supposed to be, though.....
Makuta Aeronix flew over the great dessert of what would soon be Po-Metru. He was simply flying, looking for anyone. While he was doing this, the casual observer would think that Aeronix was making small talk with the mask on the back of his weapon. Noticing the toa below, he abruptly swooped down in front of them and shouted loudly "BOO!!" Permalink
I jumped about a mile when that other flying thing swooped down. No, I'm serious when I said I jumped a mile. It was like the air itself was propelling me. When I came back down I levitated just before touching the ground. I found everyone staring at me. Permalink