"Right. I might need to take a second however. I pushed my armour to the limit to get here in time. Brigette is on her way."
Lambda looked concerned, floating off to the side.
Candace began advancing on the beast, slowly to try and not spook it, blade drawn and ready to cut.
The animal slowly raised its head as Candace approached, and snorted softly, staring at her.
Candace did not slow, but held out one hand in front of her and spoke softly. "Easy... Stay..."
Slowly, the beast rose up to its feet, snarling at Candace.
Dala watched how Candace was dealing with the beast, curious, from medium distance.
"Well, it's quite a while away. We need a plane or something ... I don't know how to get one, and how to stop them, anyways.
Unless we just send in Dalahar and Reinhardt, that is ..."
"I'm sure we can get transport from Ella. This has to stop, i won't see such things occur and stand idly by when it could be prevented" Dalahar states
"Easy..." Candace continued her slow forward movement.
Reinhardt lifted his hammer wordlessly, ready for action.
Lambda floated to to the others. "What's happening?"
Rinia stayed next to Dala, also watching curiously.
The beast continued staring down Candace for a few more moments. Then, suddenly, it let out a loud roar. Clouds of dirt exploded from the ground between it and Candace, creating a screen of mud and rock around the animal. Candace would faintly see its silhouette, through the cloud, continuing to stare at her.
Candace hopped back as the ground exploded, drawing her pistol with her free hand, waiting for the dust to settle and full visibility to return before she made her next move.
"In ... orbit? You seem to have quite better tools, now.
It can't crash, right? Or be followed? Or ... do you trust the technology?" Anik asked, anxious about technology she did not know.
Ory'hara grimaced; "When I first met you, I had been ship-wrecked for a few months. The tech and gear I have now is a little more advanced than I had back before that, but not much." She paused, looking strangely at Anik before continuing; "Every ship can crash, and most can be traced one way or another. But it's a good ship, and I'm a good pilot. Don't worry, you'll be fine."
Anik smiled. "That's good to hear. I guess I have to trust you on this ... you are my best bet to finally get out of here."
Dala still waited on the beasts or Candace's next move, but in her eyes, a small flame seemed to flicker. If she made it bigger, it would allow her to move and react a lot faster.
Rather than settle, the dust cloud began flying at Candace, and was followed by the beast charging at her. A low growl would allow Candace to get a general idea of its position.
When Dala's eyes started flickering, Rinia's fingertips slowly began emitting black smoke, and small black hooks appeared out of the smoke.
Candace, with her boosted reactions, sidestepped the roaring dust cloud and shot into it.
Dala kept watching Candace and tried to make out where the beast was.
Dala would faintly see the shape of the creature, obscured mostly by the dirt cloud, moving towards Candace. When she sidestepped and shot, however, the beast skidded to a halt and roared again. The floating dirt and stone condensed into a number of clumps, which shot towards Candace like bullets.
Candace's enhanced reflexes let her dodge again, but this time she didn't get a shot off, rushing with her sword drawn.
Dala stood ready to move in if Candace would get injured. But only then.
When Candace rushed at the creature, it simply stood its ground and growled at her. When she got close, however, it pounced forward intending to slam her into the ground with its full body weight.
Candace blurred, dodging under the beast and giving its leg a quick light slash.
The blade lightly cut into the creature's leg, causing it to stumble when it landed. However, it let out an enraged roar which would cause the ground to tremble beneath Candace's feet.
Candace stumbled a bit, then jumped back, landing flat on her ass but getting up quickly.
When Candace was getting back up, the beast rushed at her, widening its jaws to attempt to bite a chunk out of her.
Candace quickly fired, aiming for the mouth, then jumped to the side in a blur.
The bullet scraped against the roof of the beast's mouth, causing it to let out a pained growl, though its momentum carried it forward. With a snarl, it skidded and turned its body towards Candace, then charged once more.
Candace took aim again, staying in one place to bait the beast.
When everyone who wishes to travels to the tombstone research lab they find it protected by a moderate force of Tombstone immortals alongside 2 ares walkers. The only forces able to be mustered on short notice since those who had fought the Scath were being re armed and repaired in multiples locations.
Reinhardt stood slightly ahead of the others, ready to raise his shield. Lambda stood back and scanned the Tombstone force.
Consisting of several squads of immortals deployed in cover, the tombstone force numbers 31. From within the facility a black armoured figure emerges once more, sporting a black trenchcoat. Cast Away.
Zev stood behind Reinhardt, her eye-tongue out to try and smell the blood of the Immortals.
Candace would be able to aim a shot quite precisely at the beast, as its path was mostly straight, however it was still charging right at her, gaining speed.
Candace fired with a smug grin... and did nothing as her gun jammed. The second it took to realise this gave the beast time to close in. Candace raised her sword in an attempt to slash the beast as it came towards her, but even her enhanced reflexes probably wouldn't be quick enough.
Dalahar took a knee to observe the defendes. "Been along time since ive persecuted a siege" he says, his hand slightly resting on his phosphex canister.
The blood of the immortals is the same as Helena's, with added elements to improve performance.
Within her office Helena waited, her hand on her temple. This is the warfare her Tombstone wqs designed for. Long range superior firepower on durable frames. She had limited her weaknesses and maximised her strengths as she had been taught.
Sarah stood behind Reinhardt as well, in her cybersuit, watching the immortals, ready to shoot lasers through Reinhardts shield.
Dala stood ready to run as she saw Candace's gun jamming, but ... she did not move in yet.
"Same for me." Reinhardt remarked. Lambda stayed back, wordlessly looking worried.
Ory'hara checked a datapad, and said; "Right, the shuttle is almost here. Hey driver, just let us off here and you can be on your way."
The driver stopped and waited for Ory'Hara and Anik get out.
Anik got out and clicked with her tongue for a bit, while the driver drove away as fast as possible.