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Highrise Showdown
« on: December 16, 2015, 09:21:01 pm »
The streets of Manehatten are filled with the hustle and bustle of the residents as they go about their daily lives of shopping, business, tourism, and other manners of spending the sunny day. A few scattered clouds are pushed along the blue canvas above by a warm, light breeze to the west, scattering various smells of exotic and local cuisines across the blocks of town. By the harbor, a large skyscrap'er stands tall, piercing the sky like a dagger. Several other tall buildings surround it, but this was the only one with bayside access, certainly meeting the taste of the upscale Directors of The 26. (http://battlefield.wikia.com/wiki/File:Battlefield_4_Siege_of_Shanghai_Screenshot_(from_river).jpg / It's the middle one with the TV in the middle of it. Of course in this scenario there is no such thing, but you get the idea of the overall setup of the area.)

Foxtrot trots forward to the back of the facility, approaching the tall glass doors found at the entrance of the complex. His heart was beating faster than normal as he looks straight up to the top, not being able to see the top floor of course. Looking back down he notices the elaborate entrance ahead, as well as the four bronze pillars supporting the whole building; each one having a stone lion sitting in front of it, implying an awe inspiring presence that separates it from the skyscrap'ers around it. This was it, the end to years of searching, running, fighting, surviving; the whole journey over the past few years all come down to this, the next few hours and the outcome of either success or failure. The unicorn looks over to his companions, a pang of comfort hitting him to find that he isn't alone in this endeavor. "Alright everyone, this is it. Before we get going..." He reaches into his jacket and pulls out the hoofcuffs, passing them out to everyone who will be joining him on the top floor.
« Last Edit: December 16, 2015, 09:23:47 pm by Foxtrot »
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Re: Highrise Showdown
« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2015, 05:44:22 pm »
Tinder stares at the building ahead of them, hoping that this plan will turn out fine. She secures her bag once more, grabbing a couple pills from it and downing them while she has the chance. She lightly pats Fox on the back as a sign that she's with him for this, as her horn lights up and she starts making some throwing knives out of ice. The knives levitate in circles around her as she stares at the door, waiting for the command to enter, ready to take down some bad guys.

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Re: Highrise Showdown
« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2015, 06:01:49 pm »
After grabbing her pair of hoof cuffs, Pastel slowly walked next to Broadshield. "Commander, before we go in, I would like to mention that I acquired the explosive crystal from the armoury that Monochrome and I developed. As a last resort, of course. And I'll only use it if you give me the codeword." Pastel then drew her sword, preparing herself for the battle ahead.
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Re: Highrise Showdown
« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2015, 06:12:40 pm »
Ocean, having followed the group from the Equinox base, snuck around behind the group with a smirk on his face. Okay, these guys mean business. I wonder what there up too. Ocean scanned the group, until he spotted Pastel. Woah. Strange sense of deja vu there. That colourful mare seems familiar... Ocean thought to himself.
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Re: Highrise Showdown
« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2015, 01:55:31 am »
Walking through the streets of Manehatten, he follows Foxtrot to the target building, anticipation building inside of him. Upon arriving at the building, he looks over his gear to make sure he's ready for the operation. After taking the enchanted handcuffs off Foxtrot, he turns to Pastel. "Alright, I'll be sure to tell you if we need it." he says. Grabbing a headset from around his neck, he puts it on and activates it. Putting the the microphone onto his mouth, he begins speaking. "Alright soldiers, Operation Takedown has commenced. Sweep the building and set up a perimeter. Phantom Protocol is in place. Move out soldiers!" he says before turning off the microphone. "Alright, Equinox has mobilized, lets get moving." he says.
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Re: Highrise Showdown
« Reply #5 on: December 18, 2015, 04:41:52 pm »
Foxtrot nods as everyone is prepared for the final assault; his gaze becoming one of intense focus, determination, and revenge. Leading the group through the glass pane doors, they find no one is currently at the front desk. "Ok, we can take the elevators to the 95th floor, than take the stairs up to avoid detection. When we get to the top floor, look out for two large wooden double doors; more than likely they will have The 26 on it so it will be hard to miss. Watch out for any security along the way, if they spot us, we are to take them down immediately to prevent them from alerting the Directors." Looking around, the unicorn finds two elevators on the far side of the room, "Over there, let's go!" He rushes over and presses buttons for both of them, awaiting their arrival for the group to head up.
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Re: Highrise Showdown
« Reply #6 on: December 18, 2015, 04:51:33 pm »
Tinder nods as she listens closely to Foxtrot's plan, continuing to make a few more ice throwing daggers to keep on hand for later. She follows close behind him, her eyes darting around for any signs of trouble, her ears flicking back and forth as she listens for any sounds that are out of the ordinary.

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« Reply #7 on: December 18, 2015, 07:12:23 pm »
Far above on the top floor, the Directors of The 26 begin their quarterly meeting. They all sit at a large round table made of onyx and quartz, elaborately designed to show the globe etched into its surface. Several bottles of wine and spirits are found next to glasses half full with ice and alcohol. Various charts, maps and papers rest in front of each individual as they go over the necessary paperwork for their organization. Zulu, Romeo, Juliet, Bravo, and Yankee let off a light laugh as they joke about some facts of their business. Yankee levitates a full glass of scotch with his magic as the forest green unicorn takes a seat, his reflection in the glass clear to reveal the various small scars found under his amber eyes. "I'm just saying, if we manage to improve our numbers by 4% withing the next few months, we'll be sitting easy for the rest of the year. So now that that's settled, let's move on to more pressing matters. Zulu, your thoughts?"

The Minotaur leans forward, his black armor lightly reflecting off of his charcoal coat, "To be honest Yankee, I feel we need to pull the plug on this. Now I know Agent 04 has shown tremendous progress under the Phantom Initiative, but we need to face facts: he's eluded capture ever since he intercepted the intelligence about the program, and more than likely he'll be here shorty to confront us about it. I know how much time and effort you put into his recovery and implementation of magic, but he's becoming less of an asset and more of a threat." Romeo and Juliet nod in agreement, the two griffons sifting their beverages about before taking a sip. "Lima says she's lost contact with him entirely, Bravo and Oscar's assumptions that she may have had a hoof in his retrieval of the files are now on point. Unfortunately even she has dropped off the map. The one thing we have going for us is that this is just an isolate incident, no other agents in the field have knowledge of what's going on."

"Of course they don't." Juliet interjects, letting out a light yawn and a stretch of her navy blue feathers. "We've had them spread out so much they don't even have any word unless it comes from our handlers. If Agent 04 manages to escalate the situation, we'll flag him and send a few of our own to take him down."

Romeo looks over to his mate, "You sure that's a good idea? I mean we sent a freelance agent after him just a few days ago and we haven't heard from him since. Knowing him he's been found out and now 04 is coming to get us. I don't even know why we're even having this meeting if all he has to do is just barge through that door."

Bravo's sudden chuckle draws Romeo's hazel eyes over to him, "Even if he does, we can handle him. We always come prepared Romeo, you know that, unless you forgot to bring your primary means of offense?"

The cracking of Romeo's knuckles are heard right after as he reveals his serrated, steel covered talons to the beige pegasus sitting across from him, "I always have that ready Bravo. Better than that lance you always lug around; but then again, that's not nearly as cumbersome as Zulu's mallet."

"Hey don't bring my Sasha into this." Zulu adds as he looks at the war-hammer resting next to him. The handle itself is certainly long enough for two handed use, the head itself is as large as his forearm. "She hasn't had any action recently and to be honest I'm sure she's ready for some. When 04 shows up I'll be sure to introduce them personally."

"Alright, that's enough." Yankee calls out, calming the others at the table. "Look, Foxtrot is going to be here, soon. Hell he knows that we're here and will more than likely try now to confront us; but we're not going to escalate the situation with violence." He leans back on his chair, his longsword spotted in the corner of his eye, "We're all adults here. We've all managed negotiations with hostile parties in the past, we treat this scenario no different than that. Fox is a bright kid, certainly not stupid enough to pull a stunt like that. Do I expect him to be pissed? Of course, with what he learned from that file why wouldn't he? But we explain the situation, calm him down, and open his eyes to the bigger picture here. If everything turns out as expected he'll be back with us enjoying the progress we've made and will look forward to furthering our cause."

"And if he doesn't?" Bravo asks as he leans forward onto the table.

Yankee pauses as he takes another sip of scotch, placing the cup down and pointing his hoof to the bottle across the table. His hoof lights up with his magic, encompassing the bottle as well and levitates it over to him. With the bottle in hoof he pours himself a refill. "Then we handle him the same way we handled his folks, plain and simple. Now, assuming he may show up today, I'm sure you've all brought your equipment?" The Directors nod in confirmation, "Good, now let's finish with our business here and get the hell out. If anything he may not even arrive in time for our departure."
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Re: Highrise Showdown
« Reply #8 on: December 18, 2015, 08:15:56 pm »
Following Foxtrot to the elevators, he continues to listen to the flurry of activity and radio chatter through his head set, occasionally switching channels to hear different ponies. Anyone close enough to the headset would be able to hear the chatter.

"This is Combat Fireteam Theta, commencing sweep of floors 30 - 35, over." one pony is heard
"This is Combat Fireteam Epsilon, we read you loud and clear Theta, we'll be moving up to floors 36 - 40. Can I have members of Delta Team-"
another pony is heard before the feed turns to static as another channel opens up.

"This is Support Unit Head to Commander Broadshield, we are beginning to evacuate civilians from the area, establishing 100 meter perimeter around the building, over." a pony is heard saying before Broadshield brings up his microphone. "I read you Support HQ, continue your operations, make sure to keep it quiet, over" he says before switching the channel again.

"This is Recon Team Aquarius Lead to Commander Broadshield, doing a flyby of the floors, hold on..." Nothing but wind can be heard for a few seconds before a voice can be heard again. "I see 5 individuals, Two... pegasi I think, a unicorn, a... uh... minotaur I believe, but I cannot confirm the identity of the last individual. I don't believe they're suspicious of me, how do I proceed?"
"Pull off the recon Aquarius, make your way back to the rest of the team and continue to keep and eye out on the area." he says before another voice pipes up.
"This is Recon Team Scorpio to all units. I have eyes on a few individuals in the area. Cannot confirm identities or exact number, I'd guess maybe 5 or so. Exercise caution around them, but do not engage unless they happen to attack. Commander, how do we proceed?"
"Keep an eye out on them, but keep your distance. They may be with the Directors. Exercise extreme caution. Over" he says before putting his microphone away. "I wonder..." he mutters to himself before catching up with Foxtrot at the elevators.
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Re: Highrise Showdown
« Reply #9 on: December 19, 2015, 10:57:54 am »
"We got a full cargo truck flying above the building keeping all of us off the radar..." Connor spoke into his mic.
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"That team can't keep it up for long, so me and Lauren will jump down to the roof and entered breach the room. Morgan, and Connor will be repelling through the windows at the same time  we enter. The two flight carriers will get out of this area and hold any reinforcements we might need. The unicorn team will give us air support from their carrier."


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« Reply #10 on: December 19, 2015, 10:59:14 am »
Morgan is listening to music and trying to calm her mind when her mic came alive. She pulled her earbuds out and nodded.
"Loud and clear chief. What about that third party that's coming in?" To be honest the four of them were incredibly out numbered but it's nothing they haven't seen before.

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« Reply #11 on: December 19, 2015, 11:06:02 am »
"We bag directors and kill the rest. I don't know who they are or why they are off our records but they are not of our interest right now." Connor looked at his watch. "Get ready everypony!" He put one last bullet in his repeater and continued to wait in the darkness of the carrier. He looked at Morgan who seemed a bit worried all the sudden. "We won't kill ALL of them.. .Just any that get in the way... Don't worry about Tinder Morgy."

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« Reply #12 on: December 20, 2015, 12:10:02 pm »
There's a momentary silence as the group waits for the elevator to arrive, Foxtrot himself is taking rather deep breaths as his anticipation builds. With a chime the doors open, the unicorn stepping in and holding the door open for the others to enter while pressing the button for the intended floor.
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« Reply #13 on: December 20, 2015, 01:20:25 pm »
Tinder walks into the elevator behind Foxtrot, moving to the corner to give everyone room to get in. The ice daggers start levitating a bit higher so she doesn't accidentally hit anyone with them while in the elevator. Once in the elevator she makes the air a bit colder to try to calm her nerves and to keep herself from overheating.

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« Reply #14 on: December 20, 2015, 07:18:59 pm »
Following Foxtrot into the elevator, Broadshield moves to where Tinder is, while closely listening to his headset for any important updates. Noticing the air around him slightly dipping in temperature, Broad turns off his headset, removes it, and turns to Tinder. "Hey, you alright?" he asks, wanting to make sure she's ok. There's already 3 ponies already unable to help on the mission, and they need every pony they could get. Who knows what would happen at the top?
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