• Nobles of Null is a forum based roleplay site where sci-fi and magic collide. Here, Earth remains fractured and divided despite humanity reaching out to the stars. Worse still, the trans-human slaves of one major power have escaped, only to establish their own Empire, seething with resentment at abuses of the past. Even the discovery of aliens, though medieval in development, has failed to rally these squabbling children of Earth together with its far darker implications. Worse still, is the discovery of the impossible - magic. Practiced by the alien locals, nearly depleted and therefore rare, its reality warping abilities remains abstract and distant to the general populace. All the while, unseen in the darkness of space, forces from without threaten to press in. For those with eyes opened by insight, it is clear that an era is about to end, and that a new age will dawn.

[The Gentle Breeze] Chapter 4 - Unlimited MacGuffin Works!

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The Caelumar certainly noticed the lack of power behind her strikes. She was used to watching the undead and unholy explode, especially such lower tiered creatures like mere skeletons, but theses... It was like there was barely anything there. She slowed her stride for a moment before she shook her head and trudged on. Wings simply disappated into a fine mist again before she reached to scoop up Viz as she neared the vent and force the girl ahead of her. The tank of a woman continued in after the girl, silently helping Sif though the confusion and concern on her face was evident. She didn't like this sensation, it felt out of place and weird, and the woman was already ready to be out of there. She may have been a little rough with Viz as she dragged her toward the vent with her and hoped the two of them could fit inside together to make it easier on the pathetic priestess.
 

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She surveyed the world around her through the analytical data her suit provided, as well as the information that Sakamoto gave her. She knew elevators were a no go, since they'd more then likely be inoperable in a crisis like the current situation, and the noises her ears were picking ip weren't things she personally liked. and the information isn't telling her if that person sitting was alive or not, so the cat got defensive.

"Sakamoto, I'm in a situation, I have an idea which route I'm going to use, but I'm going to wait for your crew to back me up. I don't think my skills alone will carry me through this current situation."
 

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"Oh, that's a great idea," Sakamoto offhandeldy began in Xiao's ear. "Having the others help to subdue this Dog Form would be ideal, it'd be a shame if you had to kill her," the Rooster pointed out. As she said this however, the bodysuit clad figure in the cafeteria began to rise from its seat and take its first steps forward. One foot at a time, it slowly began to unsteadily close with the Tigress. "Also, I know you want to bring honor to the family by finding success despite being blind, but you can do more than using your 'skills' alone," Sakamoto reminded her. "Now is not a good time to be blind and flex on everyone else with how sharp your senses are. At least try out the sonar if you don't want to use your suit's cameras," the feathered woman pointed out. As she said this though, the other figure stepped closer. Though shorter than Xiao by half a foot, the Dog Form was better built, being thicker with muscle and brawn, something that could give her plenty of trouble dealing with.

Back on the roof however, Viz screamed.

"I don't wannaaaaaaa!" the useless priestess cried, kicking and rolling about on the roof. Though Rikka was making progress dragging her to the vent, her struggling made it difficult to simply manhandle her in.

"Together," Sif suggested, lifting and restraining Viz by another limb. "But make sure to keep poking her from behind with the sword too, so she keeps going forward."

"TraitorTraitorTraito - " Cut off mid-sentence, the priestess was YEETed into the vents after Xiao, and after leaping in after her, they came crashing down into what looked like a cafeteria. First came Viz, who collapsed into a pile, then the bone crushing weight of Rikka, who found herself resting comfortably atop the living cushion that was the finally useful priestess, and then Sif, who quickly swung herself off to the side and landed on her feet. Having made it through, the plasma-throwers inside the vents primed themselves again as the grates closed.

Right as the mysterious figure stumbled closer to Xiao and launched a sudden, lighting fast punch at her head!
 

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Xiao's attention was drawn from the seated Dog Form as the others fell through the vent causing a massive noise. Her left hand balled into a fist and held tightly to her side as she turns to gaze blankly at the pile of bodies. At that time the Dog Form had gotten up and lurched over to preform their sneak attack.

Xiao, being one who understands one's presence in a situation, leaned forward. The lunging punch just grazing her helmet as left ankle pivoted on the spot and the Tiger Form spun around, her waist twisting sharply as her own fist soared through the air at a breakneck speed to return the favor to the attacking Daiqinese.
 

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Rikka felt her stomach drop out from under her as she slid down the vent, and thankfully for the girl she landed on, she had already started to twist so her full weight never hit. That wasn't to say the massive angel wasn't heavy to begin with... But at least it wasn't the full brunt of her weight. The impact, though cushioned by Viz, still sent a shock up her body as she grunted and stood, already hands moved to draw her weaponry to be of use. the Caelumar surveyed the room she had landed in with an a scan and spotted their newest squad member, and the Dog form that seemed to square off before Xiao struck at them. She rolled her eyes for a moment and let out a huff before she went back to her scan of the room to see if there were any other people in the room.
 

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"Stand down soldier! That's an order!" Sif yelled at the Dog Form. Prodding at Viz, she ordered the priestess about. "Get up, right now!" the squad leader hissed.

"My back, my back!" the priestess cried from the floor.

The moment Xiao pivoted away and counter-attacked, her fist sharply cracked across the Dog-woman's helmeted head, the sound of plastic screeching and squelching from stress a bloody cry across the room. Reeling back from the blow, the figure twisted away from the decisive strike across the jaw, only to rubber-band back, heavy-handedly lashing out at the Tigress. Just barely nicking Xiao helmet across the nose, she deftly dodged just in time as poly-glass squealed, the point of impact flittering with the faintest of static.

"W-ho's there?" The stout, muscular Dog began to clasp her hands together for a hammer strike. There was something horribly wrong here. They could all feel it. Rikka could feel it. But the presence in the cafeteria, fighting the new girl, Xiao, was practically small fry. There was something worse. Much worse, lingering outside around the corner, away from the stairs and elevator.

"Hehehehehehe!" A man's voice giggled in the distance.
 

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As the Dog Form clasped their hands to prepare for their hammer blow, Xiao was standing in a ready stance, her left arm extended in front and angled dowd 45 degrees with a closed fist as her right arm was kept close to her torso, her hand turned upwards and also clenched, with both legs shoulder width apart and her left leg leading.

When the Dog form swung upwards, the tiger form took a step back to let the swing go wide as she then advanced into the strike zone with a heavy stomping right step, and an equally heavy straight punch from her right fist to the dog form's open torso, as her left hand pulls back to her side as she does not let this moment go as she then taking a similarly heavy left step and, while pulling her right fist back, fires off a open palm strike from her left side.

All the while her ear is twitching having heard the eerie chuckle from the distance.
 

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Cafeteria

Xiao had sparred with other Daqinese both in VR and in the flesh, and here, she could already feel it. The sluggishness of her opponent was practically like thick, gooey molasses in comparison to her own lightning fast reflexes. Moving quick, the Tigress deftly dodged the blow and used her opponent's moment to step in close for a counter attack. Palm lashing out, the open handed strike landed with enough force to easily knock out any human being cold. Head thrown to the side, the Dog woman reeled from the blow, only to rubber band back swinging her fist Xiao.

"The suit. It's the suuuuit..." the opponent's voice died out as Xiao dodged. Despite this though, the Dog Soldier reached over and grasped a bench, wielding it like a cudgel. Swinging it wide, it came speeding in from the martial artist's left!

"Xiao! Subdue her now!" Sif ordered her. Concentrating, time seemed to slow to a crawl for the other tigress as her clock speed increased. Something wasn't right, and she desperately needed the extra time to think. Despite Xiao's opponent being far stronger, she was also slower, making this all too easy for the Tigress. Sif didn't need to worry about her. No, there was something else watching her.

"Ehehe! Dohohoho! Ahahahaha!" the laughter came to Sif in slow, drawn out fashion. Locking onto the sound, her suit speakers triangulated the rough source as a red circle appeared in her vision. Just as the Dog Soldier swung, Sif brought her Type 3 Assault Rifle up and let out a burst at the marker. "AHFUCKINGBITCHI'LLCUTYOU!" Letting loose another burst as her sensors tried to track the target, Sif paused hoping to catch another sound, but the contact had gone silent.

"Uuuuuuuugh, someone haaaaaalp!" Viz cried from the floor.
 

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The hair on the back of her neck stood on end as she heard the laughter, glowing blue eyes seemed to grow a little wider, and her grip tightened around the handle of her blade. Something felt wrong, that much was for sure, and it screamed of the same kind of danger she felt when she had fought the legions of hell. She took a few steadying breaths and reached down to Viz, who she helped to her feet and laid a small healing spell into. Enough to get her back up and on her feet, but not so much that it would deplete her already weakened feeling reserves of magic. For once it seemed the Caelumar wasn't angry or yelling at the girl at her side, there was just a quiet command in her voice.

"Viz... Get back now." It was probably the most even her voice had been, she could recognize the dangerous feeling she felt and knew that there was something very... wrong beyond the darkness. A hand brought her shield to the front as she stepped up in front of Sif, never taking her eyes from the darkness where the woman had fired into. "I will be your shield. If you see it... Fire. Do not worry about me, just subdue it, am I understood?" Rikka explained to Sif as she took a few steps forward to set up just past the usually composed woman. She was ready for a fight as she crouched and placed her sword over the top of her shield to wait.
 
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