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Interdimensional Managers ([personal profile] interdimanagers) wrote in [community profile] interstellar55552016-02-18 02:14 pm

☆TRACK VIII: I'LL REACH YOU BELOW

Who: All rescuers!
What: The trio is here to give you the deets.
When: The evening of February 18th.
Where: An abandoned subway.
Warnings: Nothing predictable, but you never know.

“Word has it on the wire
That you don't who you are.
Well, if you could jack into my brain,
You'd know exactly what you mean here.”

☆I'LL REACH YOU BELOW



The notification is sudden. A several hours in advance, all rescuers will receive a ping over the network from Shep that they are to gather at a specific location late that evening. The location will not be given out until one hour in advance of the meeting, but they are advised to be ready to receive it and move out immediately.

When they arrive, the meeting is taking place in an abandoned subway. At first it doesn't seem like there is a way in, but after slipping through the rubble in some collapsed tunnels, you'll find it. Shep, Gold, and Silver are all present, and will spent the first while doing a careful headcount of those that show up, until approximately 15 minutes after the starting time. The results seem to be disappointing. People who were here the first time are missing, that much is obvious just from looking around – the leaders’ unease with it is clear.

However, it doesn’t cause them to panic or change the point of the meeting, either. At 11:15 PM on the dot, then Shep will begin the meeting by explaining what they are all there for: information. There have been details that the team has been holding back on giving until now, and Shep will somewhat sheepishly explain that it’s because they didn’t want the risk the change of it being leaked in the event that new recruits were incapable or unwilling to blend and lay low for the time being.

Thankfully, he’ll explain, everyone here has more than proven themselves capable of working within Vista’s system. So, they’ve been brought together so they can be fully brought up to speed. Information will be delivered in three parts, by each one of the leaders. Afterwards, questions can be asked, and the rescuers will be allowed to mingle and discuss for a few hours.

All the information is concise, and in the end the actual explanation will end up taking a half hour or less. Afterwards, Gold has brought snacks to share, as has become customary. Hopefully you like pastries.

“So, if you've got the time,
Set up the tone to sync.
Tap in the code,
I'll reach you below.”
woomy: icon of an unsure Agent 3 (Water you talkin' about?)

[personal profile] woomy 2016-02-21 08:31 am (UTC)(link)
A squidkid sits down next to them with a flop. "I thought we would have made some progress too..." But even as Agent 3 says that, she knows that in Ink Battles, the outcome of the match could come even late in the game.

Still... she doesn't like the idea that the most they've seemed to have done is get jobs and housing...
avidita: (xfinal_fantasyx) (It was kind of like a trainwreck)

[personal profile] avidita 2016-02-22 08:33 pm (UTC)(link)
"Huh?" Mammon looks up, even as their brain connects the dots fairly quickly, and shrugs. "Ah, that as well. Still, at least it seems like we'll be getting more done now that we've been given vital information. That must mean they have something planned for us soon at some point."

Because if they don't, Mammon might just try brain surgery themselves. Squalo certainly won't be happy about that, considering what they'll have to do to some of his hair.

"But I was talking with Fantasma about something else."
woomy: icon of a confused Agent 3 (Are you squidding me?)

[personal profile] woomy 2016-02-23 01:57 am (UTC)(link)
3 gives Fantasma a little wave hello before she returns her attention back to Mammon. "What were you talking about then?"
avidita: (pixiv 1834278) (Are you awake? I feel like I need to)

[personal profile] avidita 2016-02-23 06:36 pm (UTC)(link)
A greeting croak is exchanged for the wave, and Mammon carries on. "Fantasma has certain abilities, but ever since we've arrived here... She hasn't been able to do them. I thought it was just a matter of adjusting in some manner, but..."

She's still just a very smart frog, instead of a frog that is sometimes a magic salamander.
woomy: icon of a side glancing Agent 3 (Don't be shellfish)

[personal profile] woomy 2016-02-24 05:50 am (UTC)(link)
That has Agent 3 looking at the little amphibian closer. "Fantasma can do special things?" She sounds a little surprised but maybe not as much as she could be. After all, a frog isn't that far from things she comes across in her world.

... Well, it's aquatic in nature at least.

"Maybe the wrong music is playing."
avidita: (sassybird) (I'm sorry but if you can talk well)

[personal profile] avidita 2016-02-25 07:58 am (UTC)(link)
"A couple of things, in fact." It's not an alarmingly versatile ability like, say, Leon's, but Fantasma has proved herself to be extremely handy more than once in the past with what she's been able to do.

The idea of music makes Mammon hum. After the revelation of what music can do here, it's not a bad idea. Still. "I talked to the one in the gold helmet about her when we first got here. They didn't seem to have an idea of what was wrong with her either. Still, perhaps it's worth hassling them again."
woomy: icon of a smiling Agent 3 (Just keeping swimming)

Mammon, did you know you adopted a squidkid?

[personal profile] woomy 2016-02-26 05:46 am (UTC)(link)
"They might know something... This music power sounds really powerful, so it can probably block stuff too." She kicks her feet back and forth. "I can't Super Jump, and it's probably that."

And thinking about something that Usagi said to her. "Hey, you seem like you know about being stealthy and tactical. Do you think you could help me with something?"

Because they're friends, right? 8D
avidita: (pixiv 1810447) (I say this as a friend: you would make)

they are not ready to be a parent, pls reconsider

[personal profile] avidita 2016-02-26 10:59 pm (UTC)(link)
"Then they'd have to be projecting that power consciously, or..." Nevermind. It's thoughts to figure out later. For now, they glance back at her at the question.

"It depends on what you need help with."
woomy: icon of a confused Agent 3 (Are you squidding me?)

Too late

[personal profile] woomy 2016-02-27 11:38 pm (UTC)(link)
"I'm trying to find ways to use my ink beyond splatting people... since I can't actually do that here." It doesn't work. No one gets splatted. And shooting ink for her own movement is frowned upon even if it disappears on its own.

"Usagi thought I could shoot cameras and maybe try to junk up machines. I already know that I can shoot people in the face and blind them for a bit."
avidita: (xfinal_fantasyx) (It was kind of like a trainwreck)

[personal profile] avidita 2016-02-28 08:54 pm (UTC)(link)
"Well, you're already on the right path, it seems." Enough that Mammon is kind of wondering why they need to be consulted, but whatever. They sigh, letting Fantasma hop onto their shoulder.

"You have your ink with you, right? Let me have a look at it."
woomy: icon of a smiling Agent 3 (Just keeping swimming)

[personal profile] woomy 2016-02-28 11:35 pm (UTC)(link)
It's because she much prefers the charge in quick and fast with rapid fire and bombs. She gets in people's faces rather than being more tactical. "I always do. I'm made of it."

She gets her Hero Shot Replica out and shoots a blot of bright green ink onto the floor beside them.
avidita: (sassybird) (Have you ever noticed how boring)

[personal profile] avidita 2016-03-01 05:55 pm (UTC)(link)
There wasn't any need to shoot it out, but... Fine. That works. Mammon adjusts themself to get a look at it, dipping their fingers in slightly to get a feel for the consistency.
woomy: icon of Agent 3 from behind (New squid on the block)

[personal profile] woomy 2016-03-02 06:56 am (UTC)(link)
There never needs to be a reason to ink a place up. Gotta cover the turf and claim it.

Mammon will find that the ink is thicker than water, more like paint in consistency and opaqueness. The ink wants to glob together rather than spread thinly. The ink sticks easily to many things in many orientations, yet there are some surfaces it just drips off of instead of sticking. Metal, glass, and tarp are among some of the materials it won't stick to.

It still thin enough to shoot out of various weapons and allows for Inklings to swim through it... though the latter might be part of the Inkling physiology.
avidita: (pixiv 1810447) (I say this as a friend: you would make)

[personal profile] avidita 2016-03-03 11:06 pm (UTC)(link)
After making notes of everything in their head, Mammon pulls off and tries to wave the ink off of their fingers.

"What Usagi suggested to you sounds like it's a good start on things already. If you can have someone else do superficial damage to the robot, enough for an opening, there's also the potential for your ink to get inside and do internal damage of some sort. Of course, we'll have to capture one of those first and experiment, but it's something to keep in mind."
woomy: icon of a confused Agent 3 (Are you squidding me?)

[personal profile] woomy 2016-03-04 01:28 am (UTC)(link)
"I see... so possibly a splat assist instead of splatting someone myself..." That does make sense. She nods, imagining how that might work. "If you capture one of the bad bots, can you let me know? I'll shoot them full of ink to see if it does anything."

She's feeling better about what she might be able to do here. She just has to keep going and make something happen!
avidita: (pixiv 4140471) (My life would be so much easier)

[personal profile] avidita 2016-03-06 12:43 am (UTC)(link)
"I'll let you know." It works out to their advantage too, after all. Mammon leans back, rolling their neck. "Hopefully our resident cowboy will come through for us in getting one... Although that will make our presence considerably more notable. I imagine it's not very often one of their toys goes missing in action."

A pause. "Unless we were able to play on their rivalry.... Hm." They'll have to keep this in mind.
woomy: icon of a confused Agent 3 (Are you squidding me?)

[personal profile] woomy 2016-03-08 06:10 am (UTC)(link)
"If we could get them to fight over their own turf, maybe they'd slip up." Turf wars and rep sounds like something that spans over time and different worlds. If Pride and Virgo are so against each other, would it be too hard to have something spark?
avidita: (pixiv 3533191) (I don't remember anything but)

[personal profile] avidita 2016-03-09 07:42 am (UTC)(link)
"That would be the best way. If they're busy fighting each other, than we can do more as well while they're preoccupied." Mammon sighs. "We just have to figure out how to make it convincing, and what spurs them to action. Once again, it all comes down to information gathering..."
woomy: icon of a smiling Agent 3 (Just keeping swimming)

[personal profile] woomy 2016-03-10 04:32 am (UTC)(link)
"I'm at the library a lot, and since they want me to not knock out the power, I need new research topics."

In other words, she's going to see what she can learn about the labels. Hopefully, the libraries keep their collections current. But even some older materials can work in their favor too.
avidita: (sassybird) (There are not enough nopes in the)

[personal profile] avidita 2016-03-11 10:46 pm (UTC)(link)
"And the good thing about famous and powerful figures is that there's always someone poking around, even if all you can get is a schedule."

How handy that this plan of Virgo and Pride's relies so heavily on fame and the public eye.
woomy: icon of a confused Agent 3 (Are you squidding me?)

[personal profile] woomy 2016-03-12 05:15 am (UTC)(link)
"Schedules and guest appearances and PR stunts are good to know. We can keep tabs on their movements and when to strike. It'll be like Echolocation."

Except a schedule is a much more general and won't pinpoint the exact location of everyone.
avidita: (sassybird) (I think I sold my soul to a dominatrix)

[personal profile] avidita 2016-03-13 06:46 pm (UTC)(link)
"You should make sure to keep an eye on even the trashier magazines, too." Fantasma croaks her agreement.

"If something strange happens, either the regular more respectable papers will try to normalize it on their own- oh that wasn't someone catching on fire, that was just pyrotechnics- or they'll be bribed or threatened, likely." Trust them. They're in the mafia. They're familiar with things like this.

"On the other hand, no one really takes ridiculous tabloids seriously, and they're already ready to leap onto anything. You'll need to take them with a grain of salt, of course, but... They could be useful."
woomy: icon of Agent 3 charging ahead (The agentsea is ready to rock)

[personal profile] woomy 2016-03-13 10:55 pm (UTC)(link)
"So it is possible an ancestor of the Great Zapfish lives in the ocean next to Virgo HQ." She gives an all knowing look to Mammon and Fantasma.

No, Agent 3. You're the only one who thinks that.

However, sea creatures aside, she does understand and will look at some of those magazines, assuming they're easily found in the library. 3 might have better luck online.
avidita: (sassybird) (Remember when we tried to have fun)

[personal profile] avidita 2016-03-13 11:34 pm (UTC)(link)
...Right.

Okay Agent 3.

Letting Fantasma doing the blank staring for them, Mammon continues. "Anyway, if I come up with any other uses for your ink, I'll let you know, alright?"
woomy: icon of a confused Agent 3 (Are you squidding me?)

[personal profile] woomy 2016-03-14 06:02 am (UTC)(link)
Both their reactions are possibly the best answer to this Inkling's thought process.

"Thanks. And if there's anything else I can do to help, let me know! I'll pass on any promising information I can find."