Crossed times 10 - SearchingCrossed times 10 - Searching5 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Chapter 10 Searching for answers
"General, Capitan Cross has arrived" a Blackwatch Lieutenant said as he saluted, before moving to one side to let the man pass; Cross was a tall man and wrapped in thick black body armour, his face was worn and aged and he had streaks of grey in his hair, he looked to be in about his late thirties to early forties.
"Ah, Capitan come in" He said as the lieutenant closed the door behind the two, leaving them alone in the dim room "You should know that I wouldn't call you here if it wasn't an emergency, but we have a situation that I need you to take care of"
"Oh?" Cross enquired with a raised eyebrow; he had read the file about this particular case on the way into New York, about Mercer, but he didn't know the whole story, as of yet, or even what Randell wanted to be done, though he could probably guess.
"We have a walker, the first male to actually exist, he's destroyed a good portion of my military arsenal and consumed plenty more
Sociology of the DnD WereratWererats are considered the lowest of lycanthropes, often viewed as fodder for low to mid-level PCs that are spending time in the city during peace time. They are frequently potrayed as filthy creatures living in the sewers in over-crowded colonies that look bitterly up towards the humans and other races above them.Sociology of the DnD Wererat8 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
As far as lycanthropes go, wererats are very unique in terms of statistics and psychology.
Unlike other werecreatures, wererats do not grow larger as they shift out of human form. In fact, even their hybrid form is, in generally, slimmer than their human form.
This initially seems to be a disadvantage more than a power. After all, what use is it to suddenly turn into a small rat in the middle of a raging battle. However, the use of the small form is more or less underrated.
For rogues, wizards and other such classes, the ability to turn into a small, easily missed form is unmistakable. Given the rogue's sneak attack and (assuming GM allows it) a wizard werecre
How to be an evil overlordBeing an Evil Overlord seems to be a good career choice. It pays well,How to be an evil overlord10 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
there are all sorts of perks and you can set your own hours. However every Evil Overlord I've read about in books or seen in movies invariably gets overthrown and destroyed in the end. I've noticed that no matter whether they are barbarian lords, deranged wizards, mad scientists or alien invaders, they always seem to make the same basic mistakes every single time. Therefore, if I ever happen to become an Evil Overlord:
1. My Legions of Terror will have helmets with clear plexiglass visors, not face-concealing ones.
2. My ventilation ducts will be too small to crawl through.
3. My noble half-brother whose throne I usurped will be killed, not kept anonymously imprisoned in a forgotten cell of my dungeon.
4. Shooting is not too good for my enemies.
5. The artifact which is the source of my power will not be kept on the Mountain of Despair beyond the River of Fire guarded by the Dragons of Eternity. It will be in my saf
Adopting A TitanWelcome to the Monster Girl Adoption Center. here you choose and adopt you very own monster girl to raise as your own daughter until she is capable of living on her own. your basic choices are Nagas, Harpys, Centuars and Nekos. more advance choices are Spider Girls, Slime Girls, Orge Girls, Titans, Witches, Fairys, and Mermaids.Adopting A Titan2 years ago in Settings More Like This
One the most dangerous of all the Monster Girls in the adoption center is the towering Titan. its been over 500 years since Eren defeated the Titans and only a few females remain. but unlike the male Titans, the female does not have a big creepy smile that would make most feel uncomfortable. she has a cute little smile that gives you a warm and fuzzy feeling inside when ever you see her. but that does not mean she isn't dangerous. if you have been given permission to adopt a female Titan you will be provided 150 tons of solid steel bars and chains to restrain her in your backyard. much like the male Titan's, she does not need food, she will not need bath
Halo: Mass Effect CH 15UNSC: Date 2553Halo: Mass Effect CH 154 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Shepard stormed into the embassy lounge. Trailing behind him were Ashley and the Master Chief. They thought it was a rescue mission, but he was used to eliminate someone's past. He didn't like that at all. Shepard marched up to Nassana Dantius, who seemed to look like there was nothing wrong.
"You lied to me!" Shepard accused, "You used me to kill your sister!"
"I see you found out then" Nassana said with a slight sigh, "I am sorry I had to mislead you. I couldn't let anyone find out what happened. If the Council found out that my sister was a mercenary, I would be considered a security risk. Now that she is gone, I don't have to worry about that"
"Don't use me for your dirty work. Get someone else to help instead"
"I am sorry for not telling you everything. We have trust issues in my family"
"Obviously" Ashley commented
Shepard and his squad left the embassy lounge. The minute he left the door, Dr. Halsey called him through his helmet com.
"Commander Shepard, we have a
OptimismI dug my hands deep into the fresh snow,Optimism5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
And found the butterflies I'd buried there
So long ago.
With my two hands, pale and shaking
I carried those fragile things to the house
My heart- quaking.
I'll drop them, I just know it
I still hear the song pounding
I've sown it
Doubtless dragons in the way
Looks like rain above
And debts to pay.
Still the wind whirls a dance
The leaves clap their hands-
Take this chance.
ARC EnemiesThree ARC-170 fighters leapt into realspace and immediately keyed in their sensor systems as they scanned the area around them for signs of activity.ARC Enemies2 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
“This is Gamma Three, I've got nothing on scope.”
“Gamma Two here, confirmed. Not reading anything, though those asteroids out to starward might be blocking our scans.”
Lieutenant Gran Torval looked over his own systems once again, confirming what his wingmen were telling him. “Copy that. Hodge, can you confirm anything within the asteroids?”
“Sweep says we're clean Lieutenant.” called back Davri Hodge from his cockpit. “Not getting any reading from the asteroids, there could be something there but unless you want to go fly around in that mess we're not going to know.”
Gran considered his options for a moment, he could order his flight into the asteroids to check out the possibility of any hostile presence, this was the stretch of the trade lane that had been getting hit over the
XCOM: Enemy Beyond: PrologueThe scout was small, a three-man craft. They were thrown out at likely locations by the hundreds, crewed by only the most common and least valued troops. The odds of one of them ever finding a viable target was near zero.XCOM: Enemy Beyond: Prologue3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Even a one in a million chance pays off sometimes.
The scout was damaged by a chance encounter with a rogue asteroid, only reawakening when it was caught in the gravity well of a planet. It was too late for the grav-wave engines to activate, so the revived crew desperately tapped at unresponsive controls as they plummeted through the atmosphere towards the deserts of New Mexico. They did not survive the landing.
Their last panicked signals drifted through space, taking fifty years to reach their destination. The leaders received the data and changed their heading, moving towards a small blue world. They activated their engines and were gone.
A single basic ship, shattered into ten thousand pieces by an impact that turned sand to glass. This was humanity's first cont
Halo: Mass Effect CH 19UNSC Date: 2553Halo: Mass Effect CH 194 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
On Feros, Shepard had finally defeated the Thorian. A sac on the wall started moving, which got Shepard's attention. The sac wiggled, and then it burst open. An asari slipped out, and she landed on her knees. Shepard signaled for Ashley and Kaidan to be ready to fire. The asari slowly and gingerly got up to face Shepard and his squad.
"I..I'm free. I suppose I should thank you for releasing me" the asari said
"Are you alright?" Shepard asked
Shepard motioned for Ashley and Kaidan to stand down. Ashley was reluctant, but she complied after Kaidan took his hand away from his pistol.
"I..I should be, in time. I'm Shiala. I serve I served Matriarch Benenzia, and Saren. I was given to this Thorian so Saren can extract information. Once he was finished, he ordered the geth to kill him" Shiala explained
"Matriarch Benenzia worked for Saren? How is that possible? Asari Matriarchs are among the strongest and most intelligent beings in the galaxy. How can one fall under Sa
Far AwayI don’t see how you could want anything from me.Far Away3 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
I’m cold and I’m gone and I won’t ever be
There for you, even though I know how you
Need me to; it’s what I want too.
But I’m lost in a land far away from all others.
It’s dark and unknown without my sisters and brothers,
So I scream out. Why am I lost in this way?
Why do I watch you all suffer and do nothing every single day?
I know that all that I am to the people around
Is a cruel twister of words who brings everyone down.
That’s all I am to me, at least.
But there are people who stick around this cruel beast.
So I can’t be all that terrible, right?
If so, why do I feel like a pitiably sad sight?
XCOM: Enemy Beyond 1: Devil's MoonThe four soldiers sat in the Skyranger, each nervous for different reasons.XCOM: Enemy Beyond 1: Devil's Moon3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Do you have any idea what it is we're fighting?" Akemi asked the heavily-built Russian on her left.
"I don't know," Vinogradov said, "but I look forward to it." The Russian was a bear of a man, with a gravelly voice from years of smoking. He examined his gun again. It was bulky but well-designed, and it fit comfortably into his hand. "What is this weapon?" he asked. "It looks like the SG 550, but different."
"It's custom-made for us," Armstrong, the American, said. "Whoever these XCOM guys are, they're well-funded."
"You need to be well-funded," Sanchez said, "if you're going to fight off an alien invasion."
"Aliens, they told you?" Armstrong laughed. "Yeah, right. Probably just some militant nutjob set off a bomb."
"We weren't joking, Geoff," a voice said over the radio, making the American jump. It issued from speakers in the walls, just above their heads. "This mission is being designated Operation Devil's
Send me awaySend me awaySend me away3 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
To a place not tracked my miles
I know you don't want me to stay
So maybe now you can finally smile
Send me away
Like everyone else has before you
I'll find a new place to lay
For what else is a broken man to do
Send me away
Yet again I will play as the fool
Tear up my heart just to play
Then toss me like a useless tool
Send me away
What more can you want from me
Your leaving my heart to decay
So just let go and leave me be
Send me away
Away so I can go back to being alone
Go back to being cast astray
And go back to a world without a home.
Crash: OddsCrash: Odds3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Dinui walked into the headquarters, slinging her rifle over her shoulder. She walked up to the front desk, taking her helmet off. She looked around for someone, waving down a NCR trooper, who looked at her strangely before walking over to her. "How can I help you, ma'am?" He asked, looking at her.
Dinui wore her red hair short, most of it in a bun. Her green eyes looking at the young man, barely out of his teens, looking back at her, staring at her. "I am looking for a Major Knight. Sergeant Foley told my captain and I to check in with him. The captain is cleaning up his armor from the fire fight we helped your men out." Dinui said, resting her hands on the counter.
"You're the one's Foley was talking about. Alright." The trooper said, he pulled out bag from under the counter full of what sounded like to Dinui scrap metal. "Two hundred caps as payment. Our standard reward for aiding the troopers in the area. And Major Knight will be back tomorrow, so com back then."
Dinui opened the ba
ExorcistsBy my will I deny thee, by my heart I spurn thee, by my hand I destroy thee; fiend of emptiness, to the void I cast thy blackened soul...Exorcists4 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
In the darkness of the far future the forces of the Gods of Chaos are destroying the last vestiges of humanity. Daemons, living nightmares, serve to quench the eternal thirst of their dark lords. Humanity has a chance however. Trillions of human soldiers fight each day so that humanity may yet have hope of existence. Amongst them, the greatest are the Adeptus Astartes, Space Marines, genetically enhanced super-soldiers whose sole existence is to cull the enemies of Man. Today we explore the story of a Chapter of noble servants of the Emperor, as they fight to restore the maddened galaxy from the forces of the D
Want it to EndOn days like this,Want it to End3 years ago in Concrete Poetry More Like This
I don't want to pretend,
don't want to try,
just want it to end.
I can't look in the mirror.
I hate what I see.
This creature looking back,
It can't be me.
But it is,
and so I cry.
I can't do this.
I want to die.
The voice says I'm right.
I don't deserve to be here.
I stop my whimpering,
and shed one last tear.
Grab the knife,
I dig it in.
Send me to hell,
for all my sin.
I'm happy to go.
I want to leave.
No one cares.
No one will grieve.
They'll forget my life,
and for that I'm glad.
No one should remember.
There's no reason to be sad.
Cyber PokemonCyber-type Pokemon are relatively scarce. With the ongoing development of computer technology, scientists have been able to develop sentient AIs and implement them into "man-made" Pokemon, though this innovation is still in its early stages. Most Cyber-types have intelligence on par with supercomputers and unique man-made abilities and effects not found in any wild Pokemon; because of this, they can learn moves of varying types. Cyber-types are strong all-around, having few weaknesses and strong damaging moves that can cause secondary effects. While some Cyber Pokemon can only be received in laboratories, some scientists have released species into the wild to observe how AIs interact with natural wildlife. Some trainers view Cyber-types as too strong, however, and try to avoid competitions where Cyber-types are used.Cyber Pokemon6 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Cyber-types generally have a high base SPATK stat. Cyber moves are known to inflict stat changes and status conditions. They are strong against Electric-types, which have
TES V: 'Sons of Skyrim' LyricsThe Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - "Sons of Skyrim" Song LyricsTES V: 'Sons of Skyrim' Lyrics5 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
Naal ok zin, los vahriin,
Wah dien vokul mahfaeraak ahst vaal,
Ahrk fin norok paal graan,
Fod nust hon zindro zaan,
Dovahkiin, fah hin kogaan mu draal.
Ahrk fin kel lost prodah,
Do ved viing ko fin krah,
Tol fod zyemah win kien meyz fundien
Alduin fyen do jun,
Kruziik vokun staadnau,
Voth aan bahlok wah diivon fin lien.
By his honor, is sworn,
To keep evil forever at bay,
And the fiercest foes rout,
When they hear triumph's shout,
Dragonborn, for your blessing we pray,
And the Scrolls have foretold,
Of black wings in the cold,
That when brothers wage war come unfurled,
Alduin bane of kings,
Ancient shadow unbound,
With a hunger to swallow the world.
ArtMy pencil is broken,Art3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I ran out of paper,
My mind isn't working right,
I need to write or draw,
I need to get the ideas on paper,
Out of my head,
I can't concentrate till i do.
I write to keep sane,
I draw to stay calm,
Art is part of who i am,
I need art so i can hold on.
Don't you dare say it's pointless,
It saves lives and brings joy,
It's beautiful and wonderful and always perfect,
All art has meaning.
All art is important.
VI.This needs some interpretation.VI.4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I seem to be awake.
I sit bedside, moved by the skies although I do not see them.
Crawl back under sheets and try again.
These shadows are fierce.
Poised with conviction.
Sound as the air I breathe in.
Sensation teases my skin.
How long have I been keeping vision?
Still needs some interpretation.
Hoping for fiction...
In a sense, I've been more alive than those asleep.
An attempt is foreseen to fail again.
These shadows are strong.
Set with a mission.
Working to make me not of sound mind.
Sensation haunts my skin.
How long before I dream for visions?
Or is it really?
I've lost count, is what I understand.
Seems I've talked with phantoms.
This phase lived by a fool.
I'm skipping the time.
My life lived by others.
My mind is degenerating.
To find a key, to solve the puzzle.
It's simple, so it seems.
The room is shrinking.
My head is separating.
Seeing oblivion at this point.
It doesn't bother me.
This dream of reality is real life.
I've forgotten wh
My EmilyShe was my Emily,My Emily3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
The sun in my shadows,
A delicate angel
To an undeserving demon.
Everything she ever did
Was to win my love;
I was the spring of her tears,
Though she never waited to wipe my own.
She was a treasure
More valuable than I deserved;
I needed her too much,
But wanted her too little.
My heart loved her,
At the same time my tongue cursed her.
I wanted her forever,
Even as I wished her away.
Then it happened,
Upon a dismal gray dawn.
I took it much too far,
And my Emily was gone.
My heavy arms tried to hold her,
My voice tried to lure her back,
But my hopeless words fell
On the ears that would never hear.
I would have died a thousand times
For a sliver of redemption;
But she was not my Emily—
Consular c50 Grenadier retrofitCONSULAR-CLASS CRUISER GRENADIER C50 RETROFITConsular c50 Grenadier retrofit2 years ago in Profiles More Like This
CLASS: Light Assault Cruiser
LENGTH: 115 meters
SPEED/ACCELERATION: 1250km/h 2680G
ENGINE: Dynne 581 Radial Atomizer Engines(4)
HYPERDRIVE/BACKUP RATING: 1.5/2.0
ARMAMENT: Dual Light Turbolaser Cannons(2), Dual Medium Laser Cannons(2), Concussion Missile Launchers(2)
SPECIAL EQUIPMENT: Advanced communications and sensors suite
COMPLIMENT: Juggernaut HAV(1), AT-PT walkers(2), military speeder bikes(4)
CARGO CAPACITY: 2250 tons
CONSUMABLES: 6 Months
SPECIAL NOTES: light turbolasers are located one dorsal and one ventral, roughly a third of the way forwards. Medium laser cannons are mounted one port one starboard on the flanks of the ship just forwards and below the turbolasers. Concussion missile launchers and their magazine are located in what used to be the salon pod beneath the bridge. Entire midsection of ship has been raised and broadened to accommodate troops and their equipment. Underside of midsection has two l
My MaskI put on my brittle maskMy Mask3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Hope you can't see the cracks
I pretend to be at ease
I can hardly breathe
The pressure is too much
I wish I could wake up
When will this nightmare end?
Kingdom Hearts.Kingdom Hearts,Kingdom Hearts.5 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
you are destroying my heart,
but I don't feel it.
I may be just a nobody,
but I deserve a heart
just like you.
I still think that I can feel love,
but you never gave me a chance.
When I fade away,
I yield to the darkness inside me.
Rules for Slender1. Don't play in the darkRules for Slender3 years ago in Humor More Like This
2. Don't play alone
(Ignore these rules if A) You want to be scared or B) You're stupid)
3. Don't ask why you need to get the pages. Just get them.
4. DON'T turn around.
5. Never stand still
6. If your flashlight dies...RIP
7. When the screen starts scratching, RUN
8. Keep the volume on medium- So you can hear it, but you don't scare the sh*t out of yourself
9. HE DOESN'T LOVE YOU- don't fangirl over him
10. He's watching you
...What's that behind you?