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The Cain Cabal ([personal profile] plus_vitae) wrote in [community profile] maskormenacelogs2015-12-06 01:38 pm

DEVIL ON YOUR BACK

WHO: imPorts- and a new enemy
WHERE: Downtown Heropa
WHEN: Night of Sunday, December 6th
WHAT: The POWER SWAP plot kicks off with imPorts lured into a devastating ambush
WARNINGS: Violence and body horror

At 7:00 PM, several buildings within the same block of downtown Heropa burst into flames. It swiftly becomes clear to the authorities that the town's emergency services are overwhelmed- Heropa is small enough to not even have its own hospital. The call goes out on the Network and on police radio channels: heroes needed. All imPorts, wherever they may be, are asked to assist. People are in danger.

The call is well-intentioned, but it is also the bait in a trap whose well-prepared jaws are about to close. People are certainly in danger on this evening, but imPorts are in more danger than anyone else. By the time this night has passed, things will be very different, and fires will be the least of the heroes' worries.
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Olive Silverlock | Open | Invisibility powers

[personal profile] pyrolock 2015-12-07 12:50 am (UTC)(link)
[When the flash comes Olive is too stunned to even move and needs to sit down to take a breather, trying to relax before she plans to get out and go back to Maurtia Falls via the porter.

But then the attacks happen and she panics immediately. One attacker chases her with a knife in hand and catches up. She screams and manages to avoid the attack by jumping back, but falls to the ground as she does. However the attacker doesn't strike again while she's most vulnerable. In fact he seems confused and looks around, like he can't find her, before turning away and looking for someone else.

Olive has no clue what happens and she immediately looks to the closest person who looks like they could be an imPort and runs toward them.
]

What's going on, why are these people attacking us?!

[And she hasn't realized it yet, but Olive is currently invisible - triggered by her panic when attacked before. Meaning while her voice can be heard, the person she speaks with won't be able to see her at all (unless they have a power that can let them see her past her invisibility.)]
glowsferatu: echidna, mean (People See No Worth In You)

don't mind the icon, she's actually a lot less grey right now

[personal profile] glowsferatu 2015-12-07 06:27 am (UTC)(link)
[ Kanaya sees the confusion in the attacker's manner and takes full advantage, rushing in to jab him in the stomach with her quill. The sedative it's laced with takes hold quickly, and he crumples unconscious. Lucky for her, trapped in a human form as she is, it would've been a much more difficult fight than usual.

It's hard to keep her mind on the fight, with all the new voices flooding through it. If she could get any sort of focus, maybe she could isolate them, use them to her advantage. But telepathy is new to her, and all it gives her is a cacophony in her head. The best she can do is try to ignore it, which isn't working out very well.

But one voice does stand out. It takes her a moment to realize she can hear it with her ears instead of her mind, but the source is no more apparent.
]

Who's there?!
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[personal profile] pyrolock 2015-12-08 04:48 am (UTC)(link)
[She flinches a little when Kanaya yells, not quite expecting it, and straightens up.]

It's Olive. We spoke a little bit a month ago, remember?

[But why is Kanaya acting like no one is around?]
glowsferatu: smile, ashiah (Default)

[personal profile] glowsferatu 2015-12-09 01:12 pm (UTC)(link)
[ Kanaya does remember, she remembers it word for word. Which is weird, actually. ]

Suppose you've met your first trial, then. Now, uh. Where exactly are you?

[ She glances around, trying to focus in on the sound of Olive's voice. Things are so much harder to find without her threads, especially when her eyes aren't quite doing the job. ]
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[personal profile] pyrolock 2015-12-13 06:58 am (UTC)(link)
[First trial is right. She laughs out a chuckle in self-self-degradation before answering.]

I'm right here.

[She raises up her hand and waves it...then realizes she can't see her own hand, despite feeling it and being able to move it. Uh...]

Oh no...I'm waving my hand but I can't see it...

["Don't panic" is all she can think, but this is too freaky for her to handle in the middle of danger to begin with.]
glowsferatu: smile, ashiah (Yes Im Sure Its Lovely Really A Little)

[personal profile] glowsferatu 2015-12-13 07:40 am (UTC)(link)
Well. [ That explains a lot, if she can't even see it herself. ] I suppose that makes two of us, then.

[ She reaches her own hand out to where she can hear Olive. She can't spot Olive, but at least Olive can still see her. ]

Take my hand, I'll get you out of here!
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[personal profile] pyrolock 2015-12-13 07:55 pm (UTC)(link)
Y...Yeah, okay.

[Not being able to see her hand makes her worry if she can even grasp Kanaya's, but surprisingly she's able to take the woman's hand with a firm grip regardless of the invisibility. It's just a matter of imagining it there, like a...literal phantom limb.]

Are you alright? You're - well, you're human right now, but you've probably noticed that by now.
glowsferatu: smile, ashiah (Default)

[personal profile] glowsferatu 2015-12-14 12:01 pm (UTC)(link)
Yeah, I-- It's hard not to miss, even if I couldn't see myself.

[ But it is a more perilous spot to be in, she's neither as strong or as fast, and so much easier to kill. Now, she just has her thoughts leaking out instead, everyone else's thoughts pouring into her mind, hers flashing out to everyone else. "Maybe it would be safer to just have Olive hide somewhere, her invisibility might already made her a harder target than I am. But if they do see past it... I can't risk that." ]

I'll be fine. Let's just get you out of here!

[ She starts heading toward the perimeter of the action with Olive in tow, but she's a lone target to the skulls. One of them makes a move, slicing at her arm with a knife. Her glove catches most of it, but it still breaks skin before she can pull him down and slam his head against the pavement.

Of course, her grip on Olive was lost in the maneuver, so she has to hold her hand out again until she can feel it again, totally oblivious to the poison now in her system.
]
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[personal profile] pyrolock 2015-12-16 12:08 am (UTC)(link)
[What...she definitely heard that, but Kanaya didn't say it. At least not out her own mouth. This day gets better and better doesn't it? Though Kanaya does have a point - being invisible, she's safe. Maybe if she can figure out how to extend the invisibility...but there's no time to worry on that.

She allows herself to be pulled by Kanaya, looking around as she moves to check if anyone is following after them. In the midst of that she doesn't notice the skull coming up to cut Kanaya. She only makes the smallest gasp when Kanaya attacks back, her grip undone when it happens.
]

Holy crap! [She quickly latches onto Kanaya's hand again and looks at the gash.] Which way is the hospital? We need to escape and get you treated. I...I can scout ahead and see how many attackers are up ahead of us.

[She has no idea if Kanaya can normally heal fast, but as a human that won't be patched up so easy.]
glowsferatu: smile, ashiah (Default)

[personal profile] glowsferatu 2015-12-19 09:57 am (UTC)(link)
[ She takes a look, to survey the damage. It can't be too deep, it's too small. But it is bleeding. Red. That still takes getting used to, normally she would have seen her normal green start to come in by now.

"Keep control. Can't let her see me sweat. Her safety is still the priority."
]

The hospital is nearly ten miles away, we won't get there on foot. I'll be fine, I know how to handle this.

[ At least she can patch it up from her kit, if she has a free moment. Maybe Olive's plan isn't a terrible idea. ] If you're sure you want to take that risk, I'll find cover. But be careful, don't go out in the open.

Just in case. [ "Just in case your sudden new powers fail and someone spots you and you're shot. That wouldn't be a good activity." ]
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[personal profile] pyrolock 2015-12-27 02:39 am (UTC)(link)
I can take it.

[She has to. For her sake and especially for Kanaya's. It's not easy being brave, but she's been learning how to do it more and more often even before coming here. Just...stay out of the line of fire.

She breathes in and lets go of Kanaya's hand, moving around her. But before she goes she looks back, though Kanaya can't see her, and speaks quietly.
]

By the way, I think your new power has something to do with...uh, telepathy or something? Don't know if anyone can hear you aloud or just in their heads, but be careful with it too.

[And she'll make a couple hard footsteps just so Kanaya knows she's gone off to scout.]
glowsferatu: smile, ashiah (Yes Im Sure Its Lovely Really A Little)

[personal profile] glowsferatu 2015-12-29 07:35 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh. [ "Shit. Shit! God. Shit." She tries not to look mortified, but she doesn't do too god a job of it, as it dawns on her that Olive must have been hearing her thoughts. Exactly which thoughts, she has no idea, but it's terribly difficult to keep cool and look cool when someone may be subject to any number of the neurotic thought processes that go into maintaining that cool.

She lets out a sigh of resignation as she hears Olive move off, settling down behind a car to start patching her wound as she waits to hear back.
]
superposition: (And yet you start to recoil)

[personal profile] superposition 2015-12-07 05:01 pm (UTC)(link)
[Well, it's not hard to identify Qubit as an imPort, since he's literally glowing right now. The attackers haven't failed to notice that, either. He's just got done fending off one of the knife-wielding skull masks, knocking him out cold with the butt of the assault rifle he borrowed from a police car. (Which, incidentally, is pretty hard to do, and it would have been a lot easier to shoot the guy, really.) He's still checking to make sure the man's unconscious when Olive approaches, and he starts to answer without looking.]

I don't know, but whoever they are, they're profe...

[And that's when he looks up and sees no one. He glances around, puzzled - he's sure he heard someone.]

...ssionals. Hello?
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[personal profile] pyrolock 2015-12-08 04:50 am (UTC)(link)
Uh... hi?

[The pause confuses her, but she just takes it as him being confused. Quickly she rebounds and takes a look at the unconscious attackers.]

Yeah, we all need to get out of here. A-And make sure no bystanders get hurt either.

[She doesn't want to be a hero, but she won't let other people get hurt if she can do something about it.]
superposition: (And why?)

[personal profile] superposition 2015-12-08 05:34 pm (UTC)(link)
[Okay yeah there's definitely someone there, he just... can't see her. She's right, though, whoever she is.]

Agreed. What do you have, just the invisibility?
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[personal profile] pyrolock 2015-12-13 07:00 am (UTC)(link)
Invisibility?

[She blinks and looks down at her hands...and realizes she can't see them. Oh boy.]

Aahaha...yeah, I guess "invisibility" covers it. [She says with a nervous laugh, immediately put-off by being unable to even see her own body right in front of her eyes.] Not sure how to turn it off either, so sorry - guess I'm going to be ghosting here for a while.
bloodpressured: (that i keep on closing)

[personal profile] bloodpressured 2015-12-31 11:38 pm (UTC)(link)
[Karkat definitely looks like he could be an import, but he doesn't have any better a concept of what's going on here than anyone else. He hasn't obtained any useful powers, either, but he has drawn his weapons, as little good it will do him.

He's on edge, waiting for any sign of an attacker, so a voice near him startles him.]


What? Where are you?
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[personal profile] pyrolock 2015-12-31 11:44 pm (UTC)(link)
[As long as he doesn't look like a skull-faced maniac, he's okay with her right now. However his comment confuses her.]

Right here -- [she waves her hand in front of his face, only to realize her hand isn't showing up.] -- oh crap. Uh, okay, so I'm invisible but I'm right in front of you.
bloodpressured: (on a steady diet of)

[personal profile] bloodpressured 2015-12-31 11:49 pm (UTC)(link)
[He doesn't really like the idea of someone invisible being around him. This isn't the time to fuss about it, but he's still fussing. Reaching out in front of him to try to touch whoever is speaking.]

How can you be accidentally invisible?
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[personal profile] pyrolock 2016-01-01 12:00 am (UTC)(link)
[His hand pats against her face and she steps back away from him, wrinkling her nose in annoyance.]

I don't know - it's not my regular power or anything. ...Must have triggered when I got attacked before. [Explains why the attacker stopped going after her too.] We should get out of here, it's not safe to be around.

[Even if he does have weapons drawn, these skull-guys mean business.]
bloodpressured: (in a land of make believe)

[personal profile] bloodpressured 2016-01-01 12:27 am (UTC)(link)
[Pulling back his hand, a little awkwardly belatedly.]

Right, sure. Who's doing the attacking? Can you fight? I can help you, I guess?
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[personal profile] pyrolock 2016-01-01 01:02 am (UTC)(link)
No, no, we shouldn't fight. They have guns and they want to kill us! We need to get out of here. I don't know who they are, but they all have skull masks on them and I think their attack might have done something to our powers.
bloodpressured: (four beheadings and a corpse party)

[personal profile] bloodpressured 2016-01-01 03:10 am (UTC)(link)
Yeah! Yeah, okay. Follow me. Or if you want, but like, tell me where you go.