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Foxtrot

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Re: Revelation
« Reply #45 on: October 16, 2015, 11:20:51 pm »
"It's not just them..." Foxtrot replies to the commander's question. "They've been picking people form the streets. Criminals, average citizens, hell anyone for that matter; they would get paid for a few tests and evaluations and that's all it takes." The unicorn flips the papers onto the table by hoof. He pushes out a few more papers, charts and graphs along with records and medical files stretch along the length of the surface. "But from what I've seen so far, the agents are given the more intense treatment, exposed to theoretical practices; it becomes damn near indoctrination. When you're activated, you become someone else who has different views, beliefs, and mentality." The unicorn pauses, taking a deep breath as well, "It doesn't require magic, torture, or any amulet to activate it. Just a sensory trigger and it flips the switch." He looks over to the portable tape recorder, "Let's see what we can find out with this..." Reaching over, Foxtrot scoops up the recorder and presses play, laying it back down on the table as static fills the room.

After a moment it clears up, the voice of an unknown mare begins to speak; she first records the date of the recording, 9 months prior to the current date. "This examination is under way; Oscar should be here shortly so let's continue to the subject. Agent 04 has undergone extensive psychological and physical treatment following the event we previously recorded 3 months back. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder has interfered with reaction triggers, the damage to the horn following extreme use of magic has prevented implementation via the horn. Thankfully with physical conditioning and mental adaptation through the Phantom Initiative, Agent 04 has been able to channel magic through other outlets made of the same material as the horn. Training in the past few weeks have been surprisin-"

"Lima, you talking to yourself again?" another voice chimes in of an older stallion, a small laugh following afterward. "Sorry I'm late, traffic was killing me. So where are you at right now?"

"Just starting the test sir. I even got the trigger ready for implementation." Lima replies. "It's that song you don't like."

"Ah dang it Lima, I told you to get something more subtle. Not this new age stuff you guys are listening to." Oscar complains, the sound of a swivel chair echoing in the background.

"Hey I had dibs on the trigger, so it's gonna be that. Besides the only words it ever has are the orders we're testing out with 04. Plus it'll sound badass when they're executing said order." Lima interjects. "Hopefully this crazy idea about hoofs finally pays off. I've seen improvements but it'll take a few months to be fully developed."

"The benefits of the Initiative." Oscar adds, taking a sip of his beverage. "Our usual triggers will keep him on track with his training. In less than a year he'll be fully combat ready; besides, he's creative enough to come up with something. Where is he anyway?"

"Agent 04 is down by the testing grounds right now. Should I get things ready for the first test?" a pause of silence passes. "Alright, preparing first test, hold on I gotta turn over the tape, this side's almost full." Seconds later the recording stops, the tape itself automatically popping out, waiting to be flipped over.
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Re: Revelation
« Reply #46 on: October 17, 2015, 11:08:44 am »
Nivalia remains silent as she listens to the recording, ears folding back as she takes a sip of her beverage. When the tape pops out, she gets up and approaches him, placing her hoof on his shoulder. "Fox, we don't need to continue. We have enough here to go after them."

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Re: Revelation
« Reply #47 on: October 17, 2015, 12:10:02 pm »
Ebony trots over to the window, not wanting to look at the table or the recorder. He occasionally glances over his shoulder at the mention of the conditioning Agent 04 has undergone. Once the tape pops out, the captain simple remains silent.

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Re: Revelation
« Reply #48 on: October 17, 2015, 01:46:42 pm »
Cadance remains silent as she processes what she had just heard.

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Re: Revelation
« Reply #49 on: October 17, 2015, 04:40:00 pm »
After processing the information from that side of the tape, he shudders at the thought. "Jeez, that's terrifying. I know many of you don't want to continue, but I feel so that we know fully what the 'Phantom Initiative' is, I say we flip the tape over and listen to what else was recorded. That's why you got this tape right? So you can get some information?" He says before looking at the tape while facing opposite Nivalia and Foxtrot
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Re: Revelation
« Reply #50 on: October 17, 2015, 04:54:08 pm »
Tinder stands up again as she feels the tension raise in the room, dropping what she's doing and wandering over to Foxtrot. She continues to cool the air with her spell and sits down quite close to Foxtrot, much like a dog when they sense their owner is distraught, she moves in close to him and looks over at him. "You don't have to do it Fox, no one is going to force you to do it if it's too hard."

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Re: Revelation
« Reply #51 on: October 18, 2015, 01:47:12 am »
"Look man, I'm not going to force you to listen to the other side of that tape if you don't want to. But I genuinely believe we might learn something if we do continue to listen to that tape. Whatever you choose to do, its your decision." He says to Foxtrot in response to Nivalia and Tinder. While he is waiting for Foxtrot to decide, he moves the files around, eventually coming across Agent 04. Everything you need to know about the agent and what the results of the Phantom Initiative were on him was all there. He began to absentmindedly flip through the file to see if there was anything useful, even though he believed that whatever was on the other side of that tape was worth listening to.
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Re: Revelation
« Reply #52 on: October 18, 2015, 09:29:31 am »
Foxtrot remains silent, looking at the tape before taking a deep breath. "Broadshield has a point. I don't play this, I'm gonna keep asking the same questions. Besides..." The unicorn reaches over the table, flipping a photo over to reveal a snapshot of himself. "I want to know what the he'll they mean about this hoof theory." Foxtrot pulls out the tape by hoof and flips it over, reinserting it into the player and pressing play. He steps away from the table and walks over to Ebony, standing next to him and looking out the window.

The room is silent as the tape begins; Lima's voice is heard going over the date once more. When she's done Oscar begins speaking, "Agent, as you can see there are several targets around you, both stationary and mobile. Those are your main focus when this exercise begins. Any questions?"

Foxtrot's voice could be faintly heard in the background, "No sir, all set to go."

"Excellent." Oscar says. "Lima, begin the trigger."

"Yes sir." Lima replies, the sound of a button being pressed going off right after.

As the instrumentals of the song begin to play, Foxtrot becomes deathly still, ear twitching as Oscar speaks in the recording. "Agent, begin activation and rerouting of magic to secondary channels." The unicorn's hoof faintly glows before fading away; all four of his hoofs though begin to glow as well, becoming noticeably brighter to everyone except himself. "Good, transfer of energy is complete. Now agent, you only have one task whilst this song is playing, when it stops you are to stop and await further orders. But for now you have one objective..."

The instrumentals of the song suddenly stop, an electronic sounding voice giving clear orders on what to do to the targets around Foxtrot. "Slay it!"
« Last Edit: October 18, 2015, 10:06:17 am by Foxtrot »
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Re: Revelation
« Reply #53 on: October 18, 2015, 10:17:22 am »
Ebony looks over to the unicorn as the music begins, an uneasiness holding him as he sees Foxtrot's hooves glow. Once the order is given, he looks directly at the noctral, the irises of his eyes glowing white. "Everyone ge-" Before the captain can get another word out, Foxtrot jabs him right in the jaw, following up by reaching over and unsheathing one of Ebony's daggers and swinging it right into his side. Ebony tries to take a step back to counter but the unicorn then stands up on his back two hooves, both glowing brighter than his front ones. Foxtrot clenches his right hoof over Ebony's neck and jumps upwards, his hind hoofs blasting them both into the air before teleporting out with a loud pop. A second passes before the two appear from the ceiling, dropping down to a nearby coffee table with a crash, breaking it in the process. Ebony lays there, out cold from the sudden attack.

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Re: Revelation
« Reply #54 on: October 18, 2015, 10:48:54 am »
Nivalia remains shocked at what she just sees before her; instead of trying to reason with her brother, she attempts to apprehend him, charging up her horn to blast him off of Ebony. As soon as she fires, Foxtrot  lifts up a hoof, a shield surrounding him and Ebony appears, deflecting the blast and sending it to a lamp, causing it to shatter. The unicorn looks over to the sofa she got off of and points to it, the furniture glowing in magic and flying towards the changeling, knocking her over and pinning her underneath it. The sofa then lifts back up and flies over to Cadence as Foxtrot raises his hind hoof and points it to Broadshield, sending a blast of energy his way at the same time.

As the chaos ensues, the recorder still plays, Lima and Oscar, although observing the test months prior to this moment, now sound like commentators to the current events. "Oh damn!" Lima exclaims, "Did you see that? Firing from his back hoof? I didn't know he could do that!"

"Two targets down in less than a minute." Oscar continues, "This whole thing will be over before the song even ends."

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Re: Revelation
« Reply #55 on: October 18, 2015, 11:32:59 am »
"Somepony turn off the-..." It was too late. Cadance began to panic, her horn charges up as she sees Fox attacking the ponies. "Somepony turn that tape off!!" She galloped towards it herself to attempt to press the stop button.

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Re: Revelation
« Reply #56 on: October 18, 2015, 01:30:44 pm »
Tinder quickly stands again as she see's things starting to go all wrong here, she looks at the tape as she realizes that that is the cause for it. Seeing that Fox seems to be too busy attacking everyone else to attack her she sprints for it, hoping he won't notice what she's doing until it's done. As she runs she makes a quick shield of ice and holds it up with her magic to try to protect herself from any future attacks.

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Re: Revelation
« Reply #57 on: October 18, 2015, 03:53:46 pm »
Listening to the tape, Broadshield for some reason didn't feel well. When the instrumentals of the song began playing, his gut dropped when he looked over to Foxtrot who was practically a statue. The second he attacked Ebony and knocked him down on the table he reeled back "Oh ****!". Broadshield barely dodged the blast of energy before impacting the wall, violently shaking the room. As if on que, his lieutenants returned to the room with a few folders. Realizing what was going on, the rushed over to the Commander's side, ready to defend him with their life. "Everyone, go for the tape! We'll subdue him!" He called over to the group. The three then charge Foxtrot, one of the lieutenants attempting to throw a punch at Foxtrot.
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Re: Revelation
« Reply #58 on: October 18, 2015, 08:29:56 pm »
Foxtrot raises his hoofs in a defensive posture, using his right to parry the punch; his left glows bright and impacts the first guard. The two teleport out of the scene; a bright light flashes next to the two remaining lieutenants. In the same pose and position in the melee, the hoof that teleported the guard radiates with magic. With a push, Foxtrot blasts the lieutenant into the other two guards; he turns to see the others rushing for the tape, surprisingly not paying attention to them. Instead, his entire left foreleg begins to glow with his magic; he turns around and swings directly into the wall. At first it breaks apart before a sizable chunk of it pops out of existence, revealing the other room next to them. The wall pops up right in front of those who are running towards the tape, falling over half of the room around the table where the recorder rests.
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Re: Revelation
« Reply #59 on: October 18, 2015, 08:42:29 pm »
Tinder jumps back as a wall is quite literally teleported in front of her, she looks around to try to figure out what to do in this situation because she has no clue how to stop Foxtrot now. She drops her ice shield and stops her spell that was chilling the room, deciding instead to focus her magic on one spell that she thinks might help. She runs out of the way of the fighting and focuses her magic on Foxtrot, trying to cover him with ice in a way that will immobilize him but not hurt him.