Arrival at Kenzan! A Shogun's Heist! Dec 26, 2019 22:49:34 GMT -5
Post by Jade on Dec 26, 2019 22:49:34 GMT -5
Ophelia smiled, moving to take her bow before seemingly remembering the blade at her neck, which she raised a gloved hand to and gently pushed aside. "Come now, that's no way to greet an ally! And..." Her gaze slid over to Max, unperturbed by the fact that Lyn's blade was right back where it had started now that her hand was gone from it. "The same thing that brings you here, I would imagine."
Since they'd seen her on the boat, the thief had acquired a new accessory - a positively titanic sheath, the hilt of an equally massive blade sticking out the end, strapped diagonally to her back. "I am here to do my job, and since our goals align, I figure it best if we work together." She raised her hands again, running her right hand over her left to hide that hand from Lyn and Max's view - and as her left hand came into view again, a ring of keys jingled gently from her grasp. "I don't need these personally, so I took the liberty of relieving one of the guards of them for your sake."
"Why am I not surprised?" Epii said with a sigh. "All of you brutes are the same - 'honor' this, 'fair fights' that, putting your bodies on the line for... What, accolades? Praise? Personal pride?" She shook her head as she twisted the steel cord in her hands, pulling Thaddeus back further right as he finally got his hands on the cord.
The Champion couldn't respond vocally to Jaq as he tried just to take a breath, but the fire was back in his eyes as he made eye contact with the dough man. "Well, it's not like I care. The seas are full of fools like you guys-" He pulled himself forward, causing the Dollmaster to be pulled a few inches forward as well. "Oh, and look at that, we're rushing off to our death now. Real smart move there, moron."
She tugged on the cord, as if trying to punish Thaddeus, but the longarm boxer didn't move backward. It was only as he took a deep breath that the dwarf noticed the black sheen of proper Armament at the edges of the back of his neck, and then his hands came up and grasped the steel cord firmly. "Hey, Jaq. Mind helping me with this?" he asked, his voice still a little hoarse and weak, and then he tugged hard on the steel cord - pulling Epii off of her feet, soaring through the air toward the blond man.
Tally groaned, flipping her arms behind her to roll herself over and back onto her feet, leaning low to the floor with the fingers of her lower pair of arms against the ground. A glint of light from above caught her attention, and not a moment too soon - she pushed off to the side, rolling back up onto her feet against the wall as the blades she had just deflected slammed into the floor where she'd been laid out just a few seconds prior.
She glanced over to see how Kitty was faring - her meteor hammer was starting to move of its own accord again, but the nun was faster to react this time. She snapped back on the weapon, pulling the heavy end of it back to herself, and then dropped it a few inches to whirl it in a tight circle as if testing if it were back under her control.
We can't keep playing with this poltergeist. She looked around them for a moment, assessing the situation. The surveillance Den Den Mushi caught her eye, but if they continued like this - nearly dying to whatever traps this person had set for them, working to find the Den Den Mushi they had set up to survey the area - they'd be here forever.
She repeated her trick from before, blinding the surveillance Den Den Mushi with a quick ink shot, and then turned back around. "I'm going to try to deal with this enemy." Tally leaned down, picking up the two shields that had been tossed at them, and held them close to her body with her middle pair of hands. "I'll cause as much of a scene as I can, so just... Try to be stealthy and take care of yourself. I'll meet back up with you once the situation is taken care of."
The nun nodded, and then reached out to take one of Tally's lower hands before the fishwoman could move away. "Of course. Don't take too long."