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Earths Pawns (Reboot)

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    Following Ella, Adolph moved into the building behind her, revolver drawn.
    Was kicking in the door entirely necessary?
    Choosing not to pursue an answer for that question, Adolph chose the left door.

    "Understood. Beginning search."
    Carefully, he knelt down to look beneath the door, scanning for feet immediately behind the door. Seeing none, he carefully began to swiftly yet silently push the door open. Hearing a slam, he looked behind himself to see Ella entering the other room after kicking it in.
    Was kicking in the door entirely necessary?
    Seeing nobody inside, he moved onto the adjoining rooms. Subtlety was now gone, but he still chose to do clear the rooms the silent and cautious way. Seeing nobody, he made his way out of the rooms when something dropped in front of his face, nearly causing him to collide with it. Leaning back, he realized it was a black, furry spider, and his skin crawled with the thought of having the quarter-sized spider on his face.
    A close call...
    An idea came to him, and he realized it would be worth trying. Reaching out, he grabbed the fuzzy spider with his gloved hand and caged it with his mechanical fingers, careful not to crush it.
    "All the rooms are clear on this end."
    He walked into the entrance room, and waited for Ella to return as the spider squirmed in his hand.

    The King nodded his head.

    "Yes, go and do that."
     
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    Brad was on lookout duty while Ella and Adolph stormed the abandoned building, checking for possible threats. He tried to hide his disappointment but he wasn't doing a very good job. With yet another heavy sigh, he started muttering to himself.
    "Oh sure, take the new guy with you to check the old building. I mean, I'm the one rocking a shotgun over here and I got stuck with guard duty? Are you serious, bro?"
    He groaned and started talking to himself a little louder.
    "Maybe it's because she thinks I'm not stealthy enough. But I can be stealthy! I mean...it didn't work out the last couple of times I tried it, but I was so close that second time!"
    He was now loud enough that anyone nearby could clearly hear him.
    "I can totally be stealthy! I've got ninja skills, bro! Subtlety is totally my middle name."
    He turned to Zoe with a smile.
    "Come on, help me out here. I can be plenty subtle, right?"
     
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    Ella heard Adolf call out that the rooms he checked were clear. She walked out of the room holstering her gun while she spoke
    "We got lucky, and thankfully this place seems to have some food in the back"
    she looked up at him
    "All rooms are clear, we should inform the others so they can come in where its safe and get some rest"
    she looked around the room and smiled, she was relived that the place was empty
    "We can discuss who take first watch when the others get in"


    Victoria bowed
    "Yes your majesty"
    she then took her leave of the room and headed towards the direction of the Mechanic. As she entered the room he was in she called out
    "Hello, I have some information from the king"



    Zoe gave Brad a confused look
    "What does subtle mean?"
    she looked over at the building Ella went in, it was obvious she was worried for Ella
    "Do you think this will be our new home?"
     
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    Adolph acknowledged her with a slight nod, turned away and walked to the door, storing away his revolver before doing so.
    "If you traveled the whole way without getting any sleep, then it will only make sense to make me take first watch."
    Opening the door, he beckoned for the rest of the group to come.
    "Get in. Now."
    Waiting for everyone to come, Adolph looked back at Ella.
    "I shall need to step out later to setup a decoy rifle, in those trees. I left my last one at in the yard of your previous location before unexpectedly leaving."
     
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    Brad briefly thought about giving a proper explanation, but he just shrugged it off and gave an evasive answer.
    "Eh, I'll explain it when we've got a little more time. Right now, we've gotta stay frosty."
    Right after saying it, he realized she might not know what that meant, either.
    "...I'll explain that later, too."


    He gave Zoe a reassuring smile and nodded.
    "Yeah. Your mom's real good at what she does so if there's any bad guys in there, she'll clean 'em up in no time flat and we can move in."
    He then gave her a gentle pat on the head.
    "I know it don't look like much, but home is where the heart is, you know? At least, that's what a lot of people say. Heh...my memory's pretty bad, so I don't remember much about what "home" was like growing up."
    He tapped the top his head with a wide smile on his face, trying his best to lighten Zoe's mood.
    "I guess I hit my head too many times. That's what happens when you're not careful, so make sure you're more careful than me when you grow up, okay?"
    He laughed a little until he heard someone approaching.


    After giving Adolph a brief glance and a nod, he turned back to Zoe and motioned towards the door.
    "See? They're done already. Let's head inside and make ourselves comfy."
     
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    "Our entire group has been traveling for about two days now. Zoe was the only fortunate one to get a little bit of sleep"
    She looked out as he called in the group, she knew Zoe would be safe with Brad, she trusted him to take care of Zoe when she wasn't around
    "We will need to sort out sleeping arrangements first, so that I can put Zoe down to sleep. I can keep watch while you set up your decoy, then take my rest when you return. We can sort out how long each watch will be once Brad arrives"
    At that point Brad and Zoe were headed towards the door, Ella knelt down for Zoe.


    Zoe took Brads hand and gave it a squeeze.
    "With mommy, you and Zilly there, we can make it home"
    She smiled and spotted Ella kneeling down for her. She looked up at brad, then back at Ella and started running, she ran right into Ellas arms.
    Ella picked her up and hugged her. She looked up at Brad and smiled
    "Thank you for taking care of her. Thankfully the building was clear which made things much easier"
    She looked at Zoe
    "I'm sure you are tired, lets get you to bed"
    Zoe rested her head on Ella's shoulder as she was exhausted. Ella turned her attention to Brad.
    "Adolf volunteered to take first watch, after he sets up a decoy. I'm sure you are pretty tired so if you like to go ahead and get some rest, do so. I will take care of Zillis and get him the medical attention he needs before I take my rest. That will give Adolf time to set up his decoy"
    she tilted her head
    "Id that ok with you or did you have something else in mind?"
     
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    Brad shook his head, a slight smirk showing on his face.
    "Nah, I'm good with that. I mean, I was gonna ask if you need help with anything, but if you insist then sure, I'll turn in for the night."
    He briefly glanced towards Zillis. Even though the two of them bickered all the time, he really did care about Zillis and he couldn't help being concerned for him, even though he seemed alright for now. He shook off his worries and gave a slight nod to Ella.
    "If you're taking care of him, Boss, I know he's in good hands."
    He snapped off a quick salute before walking out.
    "If you change your mind or something comes up, you can go ahead and wake me up. Take care, Boss."
    With that, he let out a yawn and set off for bed.
     
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    Leaving the outpost, Adolph made his way to the the outskirts of the woods and set down his decoy rifle amidst the brush. Carefully, he attached the thin cables to the control axes plates and calibrated it.
    This shall catch the attention of any hostiles.
    Returning to the outpost, Adolph strung the control cables from their spool along the way. Reaching the outpost, he looked up and saw a vantage point for standing guard.
    A clear view of the landscape, and little resistance for the decoy's control cables.
    Throwing the spool through the window, he walked around the old structure and entered it.
    "Ella, I am ready now. You should all get some rest now."
    "Ah, is that so?"
    The Machinist popped out from among a pile of parts.
    "What is it? And don't bump into that invisibility solution like last time. This one uses a different base."
     
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    "Would you mind taking Zoe with you? Im sure she is tired, I'll be in shortly myself, I'll patch Zillis up before i turn in for the night"
    She disappeared into the room that had the supplies, returning a few moments later, she knelt down next to Zillis who was still passed out. Ella started cleaning and tending to his wounds.....




    Just as Adolf returned, Ella had finished up tending to Zillis wounds. She wiped the blood off her hands. She gave Adolf a nod
    "Thank you for taking first watch, if anything happens, or you see anything suspicious, please inform us"
    she looked down at Zillis who was laying on a couch
    "I guess its best to just let him rest here. Moving him would probably cause him more pain and discomfort"
    she walked over to a closet in the room and pulled out a blanket, she covered Zillis before turning to Adolf once again.
    "Im sure you are hungry, there is plenty of food in the pantry. Feel free to eat something "
    she made her way to the room
    "Good night"
    she crawled next to Zoe and instantly fell asleep


    Victoria handed the schematic to the mechanic.
    "The king wanted me to deliver this to you, he also wanted me to tell you to construct something that will surpass or counter a mobile fort.
    She looked at the solution he mentioned and took a step away from it, not wanting another incident like before
    "I assume the king will want it as soon as possible, he can be very impatient"
     
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    Brad nodded back to Ella.
    "You got it, Boss."
    He smiled and motioned for Zoe to follow.
    "Come on, I'll tuck you in for the night. Your mom will be in right after she finishes up here, okay?"
    With that, he led her out of the room and after putting her to bed, he found a place to lie down and quickly drifted off to sleep.


    OOT: Kind of a short post, I know, I'm just not sure what else to do right now.
     
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    On the bridge of the Caedes, General Octavius paced in front of the engineer Sykes. The machine was now running, but most of its functions were disabled.
    "This game is getting old," the general calmly stated as he paced in front of the bloodied, beaten engineer. "It is simple:tell us how to engage the weapons, and you will stop getting beaten. Simple. Quite simple."
    The engineer slouched as he sat on his knees, hands tied behind his back.
    "Go to Hell!"
    Octavius stopped pacing, and with a sigh, rubbed his eyes.
    "This is going to be a long day... Lieutenant! Do you have the intelligence extraction tools ready?"
    "Yes, sir." The man presented a leather pouch to Octavius. Taking the pouch, the General opened it and examined the tools that were more commonly known as "torture tools".
    "Get the engineer strapped down. I will be doing this personally."

    OOT: We will now assume that there has been a time-skip. One long enough for Ella's group to get a sufficient amount of rest, but not so long the first watch is finished (presumably six to eight hours).

    Meanwhile, at the outpost...
    Adolph was bored.
    He realized he was bored when he began counting the number of leaves and blades of grass he saw. Stretching, he let his body relax before taking a look at the clouded sky.

    Less sunlight means I my eyes get some rest. Getting advanced vision from a vampire has its issues.
    Looking at the clock on the wall, he could tell it was nearing the end of his watch. It had started sometime that morning, so it should end at roughly three o'clock, if not four.
    That was when he began to hear it.
    A deep rumble reverberated through the house. To his tuned senses, only Adolph would have been able to hear and feel it. On alert, Adolph scanned the horizon, looking for the source of the sound and vibration. However, his vision was partially obscured by the trees to his left.

    Blasted trees... what is that?
    Eventually, he began to see movement. It appeared to be a fanned-out army marching through the plains, and the rumble slowly increased in intensity so that even the average person could hear and feel it.
    The King's men...at least a six hundred, and another hundred on riding horses. But that is not the source of the sound.
    At last, he saw it.
    Slowly rolling behind the army, a giant wheeled machine followed them. On the side in bold, sharp print, the word Caedes adorned the thick metal armor of the mobile fort. Quickly and silently, Adolph ran down the stairs where everyone slept and woke Ella and Brad.

    "Wake up," he quietly hissed to them as he shook them. "You must see this."

    Meanwhile, in Greenforge
    Beatrice had grown suspicious of Adolph's absences. For some reason, he kept on running on odd errands or staying out for past the time she had expected. And now, he has been gone for half of the day. Lust, whom she knew as just an acquaintance that went by the name "Cassandra", seemed to hold some sort of connection to this. Having left Stralman to do repairs to the house, she decided to confront Lust on the matter.
    "Cassandra, I need to talk to you about something that has been bothering me."
    "What is it?" Lust held the book she read down from her face as she lay on her back on the bed Adolph had used the night before upstairs. The repair work warded her away from the comfortable couches downstairs, causing her to resort to using Adolph's repaired bed for a relaxing point.
    "I have this strange feeling that you know something about Adolph and his disappearing as of late. You said that he just 'had to go do something' earlier, but I am beginning to doubt it is just something little."
    "You think I know something about it? Don't be silly. He is a mercenary, and he has to make money somehow."
    "But here? Nobody in Greenforge has anyone they need killed. And even if they did, those people are too far away to just be back in a day. Besides, he tells me when he is about to go do something for a contract, but this time he didn't."
    "You are quite innocent... in some ways." Lust laughed gently. "Perhaps he gets tired of having to tell you everything? I know I would if I were him."
    "I want him to be honest with me on these things. If he thinks I'm being too clingy, I want him to tell me! And what do you mean 'in some way'?"
    "Never mind. Look, just leave him be. I owed someone a favor, and so I loaned Adolph's help to them."
    "What! Is he even getting payed?"
    "You know, I never thought to ask that part."
    "You! That is unbelievable! I'm going to find Lunara and ask her to send me to him right now!"
    Stamping her foot, she turned around and stomped towards the door. But at that moment, Lust instantaneously jumped up and grabbed her from behind, securely locking her arms around Beatrice's neck.
    "Let me go!"
    "I can't let you go with where he is!"
    "Why not!?" Beatrice struggled against the goddesses's solid grip, before slipping out somehow.
    "Adolph could be in a dangerous position right now! And what can you do to keep from being just another liability? You should have noticed by now how restless he is without doing something. At the very least, letting him go and do his work will calm his mind!"
    After being told this, Beatrice saw the reasoning Lust spoke and stopped arguing.
    "I understand now. Can you at least tell me what he is doing now?"
    "Yes, I can. You remember that group you were with recently? In that one town before you came here? He's helping them right now. After we left, the town got attacked by a strange phenomena. A locust swarm. Those people are escaping, and they need someone that with a good aim at long ranges."
    "The town was attacked? I can see now, but who in that group is supposed to be a friend?"
    "My friend is just someone that keeps tabs on them, and she felt that Adolph's aid would be helpful in this case. Is that all you would like to know?"
    "I want to know one more thing: How will I know that he is in trouble?"
    "If he is in trouble, he can come back at any time. I gave him an amulet that Lunara had that will send him back immediately. And if he does not come back by midnight, I can have Lunara send me to him. It may not look like it, but I do have some combat experience. You might have noticed with that lock hold I had you in."
    "You mean the lock hold that failed because your over-sized bust gave me too much room to move around?"
    "...Shut up. That doesn't matter, especially with men! Point is, I know how to fight, and I have feminine strength not found in a normal woman!"
     
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    OOT: Right. Been out of the game for too long. Let's go!

    The Mechanist took the schematic and looked it over, turning it this way and that.
    "This is rather rudimentary technology. It appears they have simply increased the propulsive force applied to the shell. Oh, does the shell itself have it's own propulsion system? What about impact force? How have they fashioned the munitions to not devastate the landing zone and prevent the contents from damage?"
    There was a glint in the young man's eyes. Then his brow furrowed and he turned back to Victoria?
    "Mobile Fortress?" He questioned. "How would that work? Is it travelling on wheels? What kind of power source does it have? What kind of armaments? What fortifications?"
    He started scratching his head in frustration. "How can I build something to fix a problem when I don't know what the problem is? Gah!"
    The Machinist turned and slammed his palms down on a nearby table, knocking small pieces of machinery onto the ground. He stood there for a few moments his head drooped.
    "I need a cup of tea..."

    ~~~

    Omnes rested his back against his carriage, staring out at the military force moving across the countryside.
    He was biting his nails. Now, most people would think this was a nervous tick from a glance, but those that truly knew Omnes (and there were very few) knew he only did this when he was extremely annoyed.
    "What is that Neathandral doing?" He spoke, his voice as rasping as ever. "So many potential specimens and he's going to roll over every single one of them!"
    The scientist swung his fist back against the side of the carriage, the impact causing the wood to snap inwards.
    "I will not have scientific discovery be halted again by some knuckle-dragging plebian!"
    He clambered back into the carriage and yelled for the driver. "Driver! Get me to the that town on the double. And so help me, if I get there after that behemoth I will tear out your organs and feed them to you!"

    ~~~

    Alistair was always a light sleeper, on those rare occasions that he did. He could hear the rumbling a mile off and was already making preparations to leave.
    Before he did though, he had one quick stop to make, looking at the near empty bottles of pills in his hand.
     
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    Ella felt a shake and quickly jolted up aiming her gun at Adolf, it was obvious she woke up in a panic, her breathing was rather rapid and heavy. She was also a bit groggy, but her aim was spot on and the gun clicked as she pulled back on the gun hammer
    "Don't move or I'll shoot"
    She blinked a few times and realized it was Adolf, she lowered her gun and gave him a glare
    "You can't do that "
    she scolded and then sighed as she slid the gun into the holster which was under a makeshift pillow, which consisted of her clothing
    "Now what is the problem?"
    It was then she noticed the rumbling
    "what the hell is that?"
    She turned to Zoe who was behind her sleeping and started to shake her
    "Zoe, its time to wake up"
    She then looked over to Brad who was on the other side of Zoe
    "we should probably check it out"
    She got up, being only in her undergarments, strapped with a gun on her thigh and one tucked between her breast, she picked up her 'pillow' and slipped her dress back on, tightened the holster on her hip. Slipped on her boots. She tucked a dagger in one, and another small pistol, in the other. She headed out of the room to investigate where the rumbling was coming from, before she exited, she looked back at Adolf and Brad
    "You two coming?"



    OOT not sure if Alistar is still in the post or not??


    Victoria thought for a moment and couldn't come up with an answer
    "I umm... I don't know"
    She remained quiet as he continued to mumble to himself


    Victoria jumped when he slammed his palms on the table. He had startled her. She bowed when he said he needed tea
    "Would you like me to fetch you some tea?"
     

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