Crossed times 10 - SearchingCrossed times 10 - Searching4 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
zombie storyzombie story5 years ago in Settings More Like This
A beam of holy light rained down behind Erhu, Four Sangheili sarcophagi class drop pods touched down kicking up the dirt beneath them. one opened A zombie jumped for the occupant inside only to meet the hot death of an energy sword through it's nearly half eaten face.
Rha' stepped out from his pod followed by his strike team of Elite Honor guard soldiers.
"Did you miss me brother?"
Rha' un-holstered his Needler pistols and let lose a volley of the heat seeking mini missiles. Four zombies burst apart there flesh and bone hurdling in all directions.
Seeka Volktamee one of Rha''s Honor guards Pulled an old war plasma repeater he salvaged and sprayed one Direction in burning wrath, his deep laughter bellowed from his throat.
Another by the name of Feelka' Wefcomee Hefted a Fuel rod cannon to his shoulder the weapon spewed radiation from it's cannon-like muzzle burning a section of the zombie hoard in a green blaze.
Rha' leaped forward his energy swords active he cut them down with lightnin
If you have patience...If you have patience...5 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Favorite weapon: X-15e Vindicator, Assault Rifle
Back Ground: Earth-born, sole survival
As always Samara flawlessly guessed her Commander was entering the observation chamber.
Jaina smiled and wagged her head.
"Someday you should teach me how to do that!"
Samara turned to her with a smile, she as usual was sitting on the floor with her legs crossed and meditating. She ceased her Biotic aura and motioned Commander to come closer.
"I do not use my abilities for such minor things, Shepard."
As Jaina approached her and took a seat near the Justicar, Samara continued.
"I simply recognize you by steps."
"Really?" Jaina sat near her and hugged her knees to her breast; it was the most comfortable position on this cold and hard floor.
"Your gait can not be confused: it is so assured, so determined...it feels for certain that you own this place. Of all people aboard only you show such confidence. "The Justicar looked at her and smi
Angel Out Of LoveAngel Out Of Love4 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
He tore up my soul
How blind could I be?
I just smiled and played my silent role
How could have I know he was just using me?
Darkness pulls me in, making my cry
Will someone save me?
I just want to be saved and promise with out a lie
Because I'm love's escapee
My absence is never new
Will someone notice I'm gone?
The next will have to be sweet and true
Because my last line has been drawn
Smart, handsome and funny
Not much to ask out of one guy
For he will turn my dark sky sunny
And clear the clouds from my blue, blue sky
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
Little JarListen love, it's okay to cry..Little Jar6 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Let it out if you need to
I'll be here to catch those tears
I kept a few in a jar
I tried to throw it across the way
but I promise it will come back in a couple of years
You know how much I love you
and that the bottle in your hand is so sweet
You only think it will take away your fears
While it might prove to do so
Those monsters will never leave
But I'll always be here with a little jar
I'll be here to catch your tears.
Lost Primarchs: PrologeIt was a dark, cold night. A tall figure stood his ground, wind whipping around him. His red cape snapped in the wind, but he stood there like a statue, out in the middle of an open plan. Something was coming, and he could feel it. Long ago, a man came to his planet, asking his parents if they will let the man take their son to become a Jedi. They said no, for they too were Force users, and sent them man away from their world. They had taught him the Jedi power of foresight, and he had seen this day come.Lost Primarchs: Prologe6 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
He looked up into the sky; black T-shaped visor cut into a golden mask glinted in the star moonlight. The sky was beautifully clear, stars shining, and the plant's three moons were out, giving him clear view of the whole plain that was laid out in front of him. He waited, then saw it.
A star fell from a dark tear in the sky. The man watched as it plummet to the ground, not moving until it had landed. The star kept falling, coming closer to the ground, and closer to the man. The man st
Secret WordsI know you need help.Secret Words2 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
It's so plain to see.
Please don't hurt yourself.
You can count on me.
I'll hold you when it's tough,
wrap you up tight.
I know life is rough,
but I'll be your light.
I love you, I do.
You're everything to me.
you don't believe it's true,
but I want to set you free.
I'll be your rock
when all your strength is gone.
I'll be your lock
when everythings gone wrong.
So please don't cry,
my love, my life.
I know you want to die,
but I'll help you through the strife.
Because I'll be there to catch you
when everything falls apart.
I love you, it's so true,
with all of my heart.
Halo: Mass Effect CH 16UNSC: Date 2553Halo: Mass Effect CH 164 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Shepard, Linda, Tali, and the Arbiter left the Normandy and approached a man who was near the docks.
"Fai Dan saw your ship. He wants you to see him right away" the man told Shepard urgently
"We will see him. Are you hurt?"
"No. Fai Dan should be beyond the stairs" the man said
That was all the man was able to say before he got thrown five feet in the air by a geth rocket. Shepard ordered his squad into cover. There was already a geth present, and several more were on their way.
"Linda, take out the ones further from us. Arbiter, Tali, you two help me take out the ones closer to us" Shepard ordered
Three green acknowledgement lights winked on, and everyone moved into action. Tali overloaded a geth trooper's shields, and the Arbiter fired off some bullets with his Carbine. A second geth trooper started firing at them, forcing them back into cover. Tali saw that the geth trooper didn't have shields, so she got to work on hacking the geth trooper.
While Tali was controllin
The acquaintanceThe acquaintance4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"My people have a say: find the enemy of your enemy - and you`ll meet a friend!" - Urdnot Wrex, ME1
What can one feel awakening in the unknown room not remebering anything, with terrible headache and wearing little more than loincloth...? Party was good? I doubt that and one particular krogan would agree completely
With heavy sigh containing pain, anger, irritation and simply bad mood all in equal part Wrex opened his eyes. Fist two feelings he was lying on the cold metallic floor face down, and his arms were tied with some cuffs Other feelings, like pain in all body parts that he could feel, of being in such uncomfortable position for too long and dizzy came few minutes later. As his conciseness slowly returned to the state he counted as normal and the world before his red eyes as much slowly shaped from the blurry shades into more or less suitable form the Warlord understood his position and it sucked!
He was lying on the floor of some sort of cell about 10X
XCOM: Enemy Beyond 4: Swift Justice"Commander," Bradford said. "The Council has requested a word."XCOM: Enemy Beyond 4: Swift Justice2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The Commander turned from one of the computer screen, illuminated from behind. He had been looking at analysis of the recovered images of the Outsider. As ever, no details of his (at least, Bradford was confident that the Commander was male) face could be seen.
The Council representative appeared on the large screen in the Situation Room, over Mission Control. "Hello, Commander. We require your assistance with a unique matter. We expect that you will give it the same level of attention as you would for any other project objective."
The Commander nodded silently. He had been expecting some interference from the Council during the project, but not so soon after it had begun. It had only been two weeks since first contact had been so violently made.
"One of the captives abducted by the aliens has somehow managed to escape. If you could retrieve this woman, she may have valuable insight into the aliens' operation. We'll transm
ME2: FidelityME2: Fidelity4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Game: Mass Effect
Characters/Pairings: FemShep / Garrus
Disclaimer: Everything belongs to Bioware, I'm merely attempting to expand upon it.
This takes place a few days, possibly a week, after Arrival DLC. -Spoiler Alert for DLC-
The warm water showered her face as she ran her hands through her damp hair. Her arms crossed over her chest, her hands tightly clenching her bare shoulders. Taking a few steps forward, she wedged her body into the corner against the cold metal walls. The messaging, methodical flow of the water down her lightly pale back felt quite soothing. She took a few deep breaths to steady herself, and she slowly closed her eyes, letting the sound of the falling water fill her ears. The knot in her stomach was beginning to fade away, and her throat didn't feel as dry as it had when first arriving back at the Normandy.
Shepard suddenly n
Surviving HerShes trying to drive me crazy. I know she is. There is no possible way that this is incidental. She stands there, pushing her hair gently behind her ear, taking drags off those nasty cigarettes of hers, and she looks so bored with everything. And then she smiles at me. That would be the beginning of the end.Surviving Her8 years ago in Philosophy & Perspectives More Like This
She climbs into the car with me and sings off-key to every fucking song I used to love. Then we get home and thats when the real wild times begin. I cant watch movies without wanting to fuck the lead actress. Listening to music with female singers is a death wish for my afternoon.
Since she moved in five months ago Ive learned so much. Ive learned that the sky in fact is not blue. Nor is it really up. Ive learned that its not necessarily obvious that Arnold Schwarzeneggers face in Commando HAD to be pai
Boba Fett vs. PredatorBoba Fett vs. Predator5 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Boba Fett vs. the Predator
The galaxy's best bounty hunter goes toe to toe with the galaxy's best game hunter.
Height-1.83 meters (6 feet)
Weight-? Likely estimate is late 100's to early/mid 200's
-constructed from duraplast, allowing it to sustain a great deal of damage without degrading
-wears a power armor liner. This liner shirt has a micro energy field projector and two layers of thin ceramic plates, in order to disperse physical and blast impacts, reducing injuries and likelihood of knockdowns. The power liner also gives him increased protection from fire, acid, intense heat, and cold.
-His main clothing is a reinforced armor mesh battle/flight suit. The inner lining of the suit blocks poisons and corrosives for a period of time
Long-Range weapons: DXR-6 disruptor rifle and jet-pack rocket
-The DX6-6 disruptor rifle produced by the Tenloss Criminal Syndicate. The weapon is so fearsome, it was outlawed by the New Republic. Its could disintegrate matter at the mole
His SideShe said she was leaving.His Side2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
What could I do?
She couldn't be helped.
She'd never pull through.
She'd been so dark,
just wasting away.
She tried to fight the tears,
but I saw them everyday.
I wanted her to be happy,
wanted to see her smile.
If only for a moment,
yes, just a little while.
And now she's happy.
That's all I need.
She's out of the dark.
Shes finally been freed.
But now I'm cold.
Now I'm wasting away.
I know I did it right.
I just wish she could've stayed.
God, why'd she have to go?
Each day is filled with dread.
She may be gone,
but I'm the one that's dead.
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.
Meet Me at the BarGarrus stood staring at the beam lighting up London underneath the dark cloud of destruction for only a few seconds, but time had seemed to stretch and slow itself as he looked over the vast stretch of no man's land, the synthetic screeches of Reapers and their troops dulled out, the orders barked by Alliance soldiers and the sound of Makos almost inaudible to him.Meet Me at the Bar3 years ago in Romance More Like This
He wants to be here. He has to be here. For four years, his life has been inching towards this moment. One last charge to stop the Reapers. The existence of an entire cycle hanging in the balance.
He knows barely any of the assembled soldiers will make it. He isn't sure if James, standing next to him, will make it. He doesn't know if he'll make it himself, and the thought doesn't scare him. Garrus has been prepared for death ever since losing his squad on Omega, and going on the suicide mission to stop the Collectors. Everything after that has just been one more bullet he's dodged. His own mortality isn't what makes his bloo
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
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
District 9: The Arc GunAAAHHHhhh! SPLAT!District 9: The Arc Gun5 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
Sound familiar? Probably resembles what someone would say when being chased by an alien with an arc gun, otherwise know as the "lightning bolt" gun. Well, how does it work?
Judging from the design, it is pretty straight forward. Let's be realistic though, the gun probably wouldn't be albe to fire a thing in reality (or for amusement, let's say this universe). Actually, come to think of it, I'll give credit where it is due, and say the aliens found a nifty way to make it work.
Anyways, the gun works pretty simple. Operationally, when you pull the trigger, you hear a charging-type noise, and then a bolt of electricity shoots out, blowing up the victim. From what I can tell, that charging is an EM field forming almost and electromagnetic tunnel to the target. This EM field provides a barrier to keep the bolt from shooting everywhere, and it forms a medium for it to travel through.