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    Re: Addictions

    Post by K.A.R.R. on Fri Aug 29, 2014 10:50 pm

    Judge Mortis wrote:"Of courssse you would be the one to go dissspenssing jusstice in the nude."

    Well, that was far from what the AI had expected to hear about his driver this evening. His optics briefly rested upon Judge Fear and could not help but wonder just how exactly a man of the law would be so open to running about in nothing but his rotted skin. Even with the undead Judge's correction, KARR still had his doubts as he looked on to his brother. His minstrations with the bulky metal trap he was trying to carry was surprisingly interesting enough that he did not even notice the gun that one of the teens had on their person.

    BANG! BANG! BANG!-Pwing!

    Much to the AI's pleasant discovery, the bullet had not hit him but bounced off Fear's helmet instead. A Mantrap soon whipped forth with much greater finesse than Judge Mortis could manage to meet the boy's challenge, while Zs'skayr ran, or more floated, off to deal with one that thought to escape. With that teen crippled with a slash to his legs, there was little else that could prove to be threatening to them and their interests. His attention turned to the teen in with the dead eyes, while he was dying already he decided it would be more professional to hurry him along. His scanners had taken note of the odd effect his lasers had on the boy in the green hoodie, flaring in temperature to a burning red. Especially around the face.

    So it reacts to heat...

    At once the AI decided to turn his attention back to the teen in the green hood, locking his front wheels while smoking the rear tires as he turned himself 180 degrees, his rear bumper facing the poisoned human. "Judge Fear, keep your distance." He warned, before activating his flamethrower. A stream of brilliant, angry red and yellow roared from beneath his rear bumper with explosive force. The teen would find the heat unbearable as his skin bubbled and incinerated, further agitating the chemicals within his already dying body. Behind him, the bait shop's walls started to crisp and darken as the paint began to curl and flake off, giving an acrid smell as it burned.

    DP: 40/40
    HP: 400/400
    AP: 70/47

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    --Used by KARR's rear rocket booster, he has the ability to project flames at his opponent. Made from the higher output levels of his booster, KARR can project the flames around thirty feet towards an opponent in a stream. The flames emitted can set attackers ablaze given its intensity.

    Specifics: 3 die, 2 coins, 1 duration die, 1 die half the opponent's level.

    x1 HIT: opponent suffers full damage
    x2 HIT: opponent suffers full damage plus damage over time

    AP Cost: 5AP ; five turn cooldown
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    Re: Addictions

    Post by System on Fri Aug 29, 2014 10:50 pm

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    Re: Addictions

    Post by Mortis on Sat Aug 30, 2014 12:32 am

    "Yesss, necesssary, jussst like bluntly ssstating that everyone mussst die while we were trying to lay low and find new hosssstsss." Came a sarcastic hiss to Fear's patient reply. He understood that his brother had not been out and about since the attempted Necropolis and his sole journey to the park, but there had been better ways to go about their search. There had been a reason why Mortis had done most of the talking when dealing with dear P.J.

    Between Fire's claimed kinship and Fear's blunt as a hammer enthusiasm, they would have been lucky to get anywhere near getting success in finding and preparing a new host. Ruse or not.

    As for the Judge's ruling on his mantrap toss... "Fair enough, though I ssstill cannot fathom how you manage to wear thossse on your belt or even your ssshoulderssss for that matter." He hissed in reply, bent over with his hands upon his knees as he took a gander at his handiwork. Regardless, it appeared that the remaining three sinners would not be long for this world. With the dead eyed one having recently lost his legs after attempting to run away and the sinner with the purple hair collapsing to the ground, it only left the one with the green hood to be the one with any lingering fight. Even with a mantrap tossed into his chest and his body marred by laser fire, he still managed to draw forth a pistol from his shoe and fire it upon the three of them. His wounds, fortunately, kept him from firing accurately and so only one had been hit. Fear, dear, resourceful Judge Fear... That helmet of yours always did seem to be a big target slapped on your shoulders.

    As the undead was about ready to make his move to try and send the hoodie wearing sinner upon a more just and non-violent path, it appeared their vehicle had made the choice to step up instead after Judge Fear tossed another trap at him. Jolting backwards at the sudden rush of flame from the vehicle's rear bumper, Mortis looked on as the teen was literally roasted alive. With the way that acidic substances tended to react to heat, he decided it prudent to step further away from the burning sinner and turned his gaze towards the dead eyed teen.

    "Greetingssss, sssinner. Running from a Judge of the law isss punissshable by death..." He hissed as he approached, moving past Zs'skay and lifting the teen up by the collar of his shirt. "For you, however, I could make a sssmall exception," Already psychic tendrils were probing into the boy's mind, picking through his memories slowly, almost in a languid fashion. "For you I sssentence you to rehabilitation, now then... I sssuggessst we ssstart with reminding you of the consssequencesss of your actionsss, yesss. A fitting choice, would you not agree?" Immediately the Dead eyed teen would begin to recall the most painful of memories, all the tremors and sweats from withdrawl, pain and nausea from overdoses and even all the horrid hallucinations he had to suffer from bad trips of times past. They all flooded in at once, with no lifting or cease to ease his body's burning pain.

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    HP: 250/250
    AP: 40/18

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    --It is only just for a Judge to know of sins present and past, even those made against sinners themselves. Looking into an opponent’s mind, Judge Mortis can pinpoint and draw forth their most painful injuries and make them relive in it full, agonizing detail.

    Specifics: 2c/3d/ duration die
    x1 HIT, opponent suffers full damage, one die of damage half the opponent’s level is rolled for the duration
    x2 HIT, opponent suffers full damage, one die of damage the same as the opponent’s level is rolled for the duration


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    Re: Addictions

    Post by System on Sat Aug 30, 2014 12:32 am

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    Re: Addictions

    Post by Universal NPC on Mon Sep 15, 2014 9:18 pm

    A grand finale!

    The gentleman in the green hoodie was disarmed and pummeled until being struck with fire. The chemicals in his body reacted rather strangely to it, and poured out like some kind of goop rather than blood. But it retained the heat, and it not only burned the outside of his body, but the goopy blood he spewed slowly sucked in the heat and began roasting him alive, as well. A very painful death, and one that would take mere minutes to accomplish. His body burned until it hardened and then cracked, becoming nothing but ash. Small purple pieces of glass like substance shimmered as they fell from the ash, and within less than 10 minutes, the man was literally nothing.

    The purple haired boy had died of his poisoned blood 2 minutes before this, and it seeped out of ever orifice of the man's body it could to escape. More purple shimmering glass-like pieces emerged in the blood, and soon, small speckles of light could be seen glittering along the walk.

    As for the last one, his mind was tortured with past addictions. He recalled heroin, cocaine, and it became worse and worse as he was desperate for a strong high. The recollection of obtaining this new and strange new drug--he had such high hopes, hearing it was 'natural' but powerful. He was not lied to, it was natural and powerful... but his usage caused much pain and suffering, deterioration of his brain and muscles, vomiting black substance from the cravings, and the pain... his body felt like it was fill with cement and shards of glass, and everything hurt.

    There was no high, there was no euphoria, no pleasure or brilliance... it was just a terrible addiction to death itself.

    And then he was gone.

    The docks burned, toxic blood seeping into the ground and the loss of four stupid, but mostly innocent teens and young adults. They certainly lost their way in life... there wasn't much that could help them this time, though. They had been judged.

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    You've killed everyone! Mazel tov! There's some more to discuss, however...

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    Re: Addictions

    Post by Zs'Skayr on Mon Sep 15, 2014 9:41 pm

    And done!

    The people were killed and no one else was dead. This counted as a victory, even if the young ones were rather sickly. Zs'Skayr raised one of his talons slightly and the small, glimmering pieces in the ground all hovered up in a blue hue as they gently glided across the ground and heading towards the alien. Bringing his hand up, the shards began to twirl and form together until they made a good-sized shard of Corrodium. The purple glowing crystal was about the size of a baseball, and it hummed oddly. "Another piece back into the collection," he mused in his raspy voice as a small chuckle followed.

    The alien kept his distance from the two Judges, but began to speak to grab their undivided attention, "these individuals made fine lab rats. I've learned many things from this experience, and now I am certain this substance can definitely be used here, to a devastating degree." Idly he toyed with the piece of Corrodium and allowed it to hover around his finger as he continued, getting to his point, "I would suggest you remember this encounter, as that pain and suffering was caused with less than a teaspoon of this..."

    For the Judges who may or may not be fascinated by this fact, please note that, with even that baseball sized shard, that stuff was lethal.

    "I would've given you the option of staying and listening or merely leaving after the killing, but I will make this quick, as we all have things we must attend to..." Zs'Skayr's claws motioned towards his chest and slipped the small shard inside. A glow emitted as he did so, hinting there was a much larger portion inside than what he had just held. "This happens to be from my home universe... it is a substance called Corrodium, and depending on the planet and inhabitants, it can either have a positive effect or..." he turned his head upside down slowly, glance at the bodies that laid littered across the ground until it was right side up again, "... or very negative."

    "I wished for you to witness this, Judges of the Law, as I have a proposition for you that could lead to genocide." Zs'Skayr laid out a hand, his talons curled up towards them in an inviting manner, and he asked, "are you interested?"
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    Re: Addictions

    Post by Fear on Tue Sep 16, 2014 10:53 am

    And what was this racket all about?

    The Dark Judge paused in his diligent work to spy a certain vehicle getting fancy with his wheels. He would have inquired as to what was the nature of K.A.R.R.'s stunts, but it was unnecessary. Soon a dazzling stream of flame was jettisoned from the automobile's rear bumper and Judge Fear had his answer. The sinner had not been so fortunate, the same true for whoever owned the bait shop. If only Judge Fire was here to admire a good roasting... The undead fiend heeded K.A.R.R.'s advice and kept his distance, ghostly eyes temporarily mesmerized by the blaze.

    Can't Let it Go wrote:"Yesss, necesssary, jussst like bluntly ssstating that everyone mussst die while we were trying to lay low and find new hosssstsss."

    "And what doesss it matter?" the ghoul replied, his tone just a pinch short. "Neither my blunt honesssty nor your careful sssubtlety managed to ssspare usss the wine bottle. If it isss necessssary to dissspenssse jussstice in the nude, I will. I'll even dissspenssse it while in a woman'sss body if I have to. And yesss, that too ssshall be in the nude." Judge Fear was many things, as one may argue, but a poltroon he was not. Overzealous, sadistic, cruel; the ghoul found such negative adjectives to be flattering. But only insofar as to keep the sinners afraid of his just person. Labels, no matter how demeaning or otherwise stated, were useless in both the grave and to the restless undead. Nevertheless, the Dark Judge hardly understood why his brother thought so poorly of purging criminals in nothing but their naked hosts. Shouldn't their intent matter the most? Clothing was just as ephemeral as the mortal body, a far cry from their immortal spirits.

    In any event, the mantraps. Yes, they were rather large and encumbering paperweights, weren't they? Judge Fear may have felt a tinge of pride that he could gracefully wield the things and his brothers could not. But, as already stated, being prideful was a label and it mattered not in the grand scheme of their work. "Yearsss of practice, Mortisss." There was then a pause, followed by, "...And misssery. An incredible amount of misssery." Toting all these mantraps had been horrible for his pelvis and spine.

    Regarding the subject of misery, it was not long before the sinners had met their fated end. A good outcome, thought Judge Fear. He had taken note of what these poor, misguided fools had become addicted to, and came to the realization (albeit quickly) that death was the only answer for their swift release.

    To live and exist only for some agonizing drug was beyond criminal intent - it was madness itself.

    Zs'Skayr wrote:"Another piece back into the collection."

    Right, the ghost-creature. Glancing up and no longer staring at what remained of their session, Judge Fear observed the alien toying with an unidentifiable crystal. He had done something with his hand, perhaps magic or supernatural in nature, previously. Lab rats? Devastating degree? A teaspoon of suffering and pain...? Well! Suffice to say, the Dark Judge's attention had indeed been captivated. Zs'Skayr only sweetened the allure by mentioning genocide, something very relevant to the ghoul's interests. He didn't know what Corridium was (yet), but it was already plenty promising.

    "Go on," Judge Fear encouraged. There was that overzealous streak...
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    Re: Addictions

    Post by K.A.R.R. on Tue Sep 16, 2014 3:49 pm

    Oooh, boy. Throughout nearly this whole purging session, as the Judges tended to put it, was almost nothing but back and forth spatting between Mortis and Fear. Yes, while some parts of it were admittedly amusing, even without being able to read their vitals he could tell that sooner or later something was going to give between those two. Especially since it was growing towards a possible sore spot. Thus, the AI decided to pipe up between the Dark Judge's arguing.

    "Ladies, ladies." He announced, "You both are lovely. There is no need for contest, at least not here and now." Regardless, he could not help but see slightly more sense in his driver's words. "Fear is correct, regardless of whether you have the proper uniform, justice must be carried out and your laws upheld. Have you perhaps considered that without your uniforms you manage to camouflage with the masses more effectively?" KARR stated, his calm tone refusing to falter even with the screams of the burning teen in the background. "There are just as many pros to working a little outside of the guidelines for your vocation as there are cons. Imagine the types of possibilities and opportunities that can open up to you, Judge Mortis. You may be surprised." His minute chastising given, the AI turned his attention back to the burning teen just in time to see his fluids begin to drip near his rear tires. Of course, allowing the substance to touch him would be foolish, and thus he rolled away from the burning corpse as it began to disintegrate.

    However, there was more than mere ash that fell from him, as the AI took note of odd crystalline formations that clattered to the ground among them.

    Zs'skayr wrote:"Another piece back into the collection,"

    "Collection?" KARR wondered aloud as the pieces began to reform in the specter's hand, amazingly they all amounted to the size of a baseball when condensed together. As he went on, however, it appeared that this may be more than a mere concoction created for the purpose of sadistic torment. It tended to have differing reactions depending on the planet and here it was made perfectly clear that it could be a devastating tool. Especially once it was mentioned that this entire encounter had been made into a reality through under a teaspoon amount of the purple crystalline substance.

    A substance known as Corrodium. "A fitting name." He commented, scanning the rest of the bodies and taking what chemical properties he could to his databanks. Zs'sakyr's elaboration was recorded and committed to his memory as well, it would be useful to bring up again should they be encountering the corrosive dust later on. Which may be quite likely, given the proposition to use it for genocide. As promising as it all sounded, the AI could not help but find some of the effects of this mysterious substance to be mildly concerning. "What effects does this Corrodium have on non-organic beings? Perhaps materials such as metals, plastics and silicone." He inquired, the yellow glow of his scanner pacing idly from side to side as he analysed what data could be gained from the human corpses. The effects were devastating to organic tissues, completely mutating and destroying a body at the cellular level. It was a wonder these teens even survived this long, the more he looked them over.

    Judge Fear of course was all too eager to see how far this element could go, likely his brother would follow in his stead.
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    Re: Addictions

    Post by Mortis on Thu Sep 18, 2014 10:45 pm

    Oh, yes... The agony, suffering, quakes and chills. Judge Mortis cupped the teen's jaw in his hand while the other remained fastened to his shirt. All his desperation, his clamoring for a stronger high only to be met with agonizing withdrawal was only too savory to the undead Judge. Every convulsion and desperate gasp for mercy were drawn out within the sinner's mind to the point of near eternity, the addict's entire life span nothing but ceaseless suffering until his final breath.

    It was delicious.

    As his final gasp left him the towering ghoul released his grip upon the teen and let him gently slide to the ground. Feeling rather satisfied with himself, he turned about to see that his brother and the vehicle had finished off the remaining teens of the group. The one in the green hoodie having been burned to a crisp and the purples haired boy dying of his addiction. Perhaps for the best, as while the ghoul wished to sentence them to a similar fate, he was admittedly feeling a bit drained from this endeavor.

    WHAT wrote:"Ladies, ladies. You both are lovely. There is no need for contest, at least not here and now."

    Ladies?! Just who did this vehicle think he was? None too pleased at KARR's announcement he gave a low hiss at the two-toned steed, aggravation only growing as it decided to take his brother's side. Not out of the belief that he was wrong by any means, in fact the AI was quite correct. No, what burned up within the hollow of his ribs was that it was this sinner made vehicle that pointed it out, telling him where his duties lie. "Sssilence, machine. You know nothing of our duty, our ceasssslesss work. You carry neither the right nor the badge to dictate our actionsss and meanssss." He snarled in return, a detached huff escaping the cracks in his skeletal grin.

    Now then, what was this about a collection? Sure enough, the blood held more than an odd acidic nature to it, as purple crystalline dust began to drift from it. Curiously he watched as they all gathered within Zs'skayr's palm and formed a baseball sized orb of pure, crystalline purple. Yet this was only a piece of the collection he apparently held. That meant there was more, possibly lots more.

    What what? wrote:"I would suggest you remember this encounter, as that pain and suffering was caused with less than a teaspoon of this..."

    Only a teaspoon's worth? Much like Judge Fear, he shambled closer, enchanted at the destructive potential of this new element. Corrodium was the name of this destructive mistress of death, and if he had heard right, Zs'skayr was offering this highly destructive element to them, to help them kill off the residents of this infernal planet. His prior aggravation was pushed aside as he took his place alongside Judge Fear, all too interested in hearing more about this purple crystal. Only a creaky nod alongside Fear's encouraging hiss was his reply to the specter's offer.

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    Re: Addictions

    Post by Zs'Skayr on Mon Sep 29, 2014 4:24 pm

    Ahh, the Judges were interested, and even KARR was. Good. A small smirk would appear and quickly disappearing from the alien's face as he was pleased to know they wished to become knowledgeable in the substance.

    Vehicle of Doom wrote:"What effects does this Corrodium have on non-organic beings? Perhaps materials such as metals, plastics and silicone."

    "Non-organic creatures are unaffected. But, it is a great power source... quite powerful and long lasting, but perhaps not a good one for a vehicle, especially one that wishes to carry organic passengers." Zs'Skayr turned to the Judges and glanced them over, noticing they had no effects from the small exposure to the mineral. "As I thought; you two are immune, mostly because your bodies are already... well, foul. Corrodium works better when it has a much more lively individuals around it. Small exposure can cause sickness, as you've seen from these delinquents. But... a much larger exposure would be disastrous. It causes mutation within organics, and they become mindless creatures."

    He recalled the time the Earth was momentarily covered in a shield of it--a wonderful time, really, but it didn't last long. "If someone is exposed to it for too long, they will permanently be mutated and eventually die." Something the Judges and perhaps KARR would find amusing, but he continued. "A long time ago, I had the opportunity to find enough of this substance and use it on a planet. It was shielded from the sun, but it also corrupted the inhabitants. This was short-lived, however, but it is possible. If the beam were to stay up much longer, the planet would've been virtually inhabitable by organics, and everything would've died."

    "Judges; I know you wish to purge this world of the sinners and living! How close are you really to that goal? I've been bringing you these pathetic individuals, and you've no doubt killed many already in my absence. But is killing them one at a time really what you want, when you can kill everything you want with a single push of a button?" The alien hovered around them in slow circles as he spoke, using his free hand to motion for him. "I can certainly make it happen."

    "The corrodium I hold within my body is dangerous to the living, and I've been away from the city far too long due to this. I need a safe-haven to keep it as I collect more and more, and once I have enough... I can promise you a world of death and justice by your hands." Surely this sounded like a grand opportunity for the Judges and their vehicular friend. The planet void of the living and sinners, free to do as they wish, and with the planet always bringing in new people to purge, they certainly wouldn't get bored after they ran out of corrodium.

    Zs'Skayr moved the eye upon his chest, opening it wide to view a large black hole with a purple glow inside. He removed a football-sized portion of the mineral and closed his chest. "This is all I've found so far. As you are immune to it, I trust you to take it and keep it safe as I collect more--but only if you wish for this plan to be set in motion..." He kept the chunk of ore close to his chest and awaited their responses...
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    Re: Addictions

    Post by Fear on Tue Oct 07, 2014 9:45 am

    Cheeky Bastard wrote:"Ladies, ladies. You both are lovely. There is no need for contest, at least not here and now."
    Thine Jimmies Hath Been RUSTLED wrote:"Sssilence, machine. You know nothing of our duty, our ceasssslesss work. You carry neither the right nor the badge to dictate our actionsss and meanssss."

    "Ha ha ha." Pardon him, brother. Judge Fear was quietly chuckling to himself while listening to you getting enlightened. And by a machine, no less!

    K.A.R.R. was correct in that justice needed not clothing. However, should not a Judge of the law look both the part and wear their uniform with pride? It was unbecoming for a slob to wield the judicial responsibility of a badge. "Long hasss the time passsed for undercover work," the Dark Judge pitched in, his stance on this particular matter currently neutral. With his brother's requirement of a sheep's skull and his own necessity to wear this helm, or those very similar like it, neither of the two ghouls could infiltrate the masses entirely. There were other methods, though. There were always other methods. Now was not the time to discuss them, however. "Calm yourssself, brother; K.A.R.R. wasss sssimply offering additional food for thought. A friendly sssuggessstion, if you will." Portal Breach, after all, was a world that continuously required adaption. Now, onward to the real heart of their discussion and reason for being here: corrodium.

    The floating tyrant didn't disappoint. With every additional syllable rasped out of the ghost-creature's mouth, Judge Fear found himself becoming all the more fascinated by this glowing mineral. Had not the Dark Judges previously discussed of acquiring a weapon capable of mutagenic properties beforehand? Truly this was a godsend! Even better, their rotten hosts were immune to corrodium's horrific effects. The same could not be said about K.A.R.R., though...

    Zs'Skayr, pls wrote:"If the beam were to stay up much longer, the planet would've been virtually inhabitable by organics, and everything would've died."

    Excellent! But, now was not the time to be naive...

    How many times had they been promised of grandiose schemes such as this? Of non-Judges offering their services for the good cause, only to entertain a vexing double-cross? The most recent backstabbing had been by P.J. Maybe's clever hand, and Judge Fear was not looking forward to a repeat of history. You could say the Dark Judge has so much as developed a severe aversion to wine bottles. "We are not asss clossse to our goal asss we would like," the ghoul answered truthfully. Things were considerably harder, but not impossible, with their quartet reduced a duo. They could not omit the Sisters, as well. "However, we are sssteadfassst and determined. Thisss world will be purged by our jussst handsss." Just not soon, but there were the beginnings of a plan in the works. Would a second necessarily hurt, though? Particularly a second that could extinguish all life with but one click of a button? Not even Judge Death had managed something so lofty during the purges! Could they...?

    Interestingly, Zs'Skayr was so far requesting to have a safe place of storage; surely the ghost-creature could ask for more, yet chose to keep his price conservative. Hmm... aside from having a trinket to ward off the sun and now a designated area for further corridium collection, what else could he possibly ask for? The Dark Judges, while powerful, were not genies...

    "Only a fool would completely disssregard your proposssition," Judge Fear hissed. And a fool he was not. However... "However, I wisssh to hear additional opinionsss on the matter. Mortisss, K.A.R.R.; what sssay you?"

    It was a very alluring bargain, but perhaps the Dark Judge had not considered all its pitfalls?
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    Re: Addictions

    Post by K.A.R.R. on Wed Oct 08, 2014 9:18 pm

    Obviously someone did not like being proven wrong. With only an angrily sputtered claim that the AI knew nothing of what being Dark Judge meant and very little else to back up his own arguments, he of course responded to it the only way that could be deemed logically acceptable. "Your lack of objective statements to this argument show that do not carry the enlightenment to argue your case. So, Mortis, what good is a badge and right if you lack the knowledge to stand behind them?" He evenly stated, the artificial gravel of his voice carrying over the distant crackle of flames. "Even so, I was not dictating what you should be doing by any means, merely giving a suggestion." Certainly that was no reason to grow defensive.

    Much as Judge Fear was quick to point out after he had a good chuckle at the sheep-skulled Judge's expense. Albeit with a note that their time for working undercover had long since passed for them. Understandable, since neither of them really would fit in to this world very well even if they decide to dress in something more casual... At least if they wanted to pass off as being human. KARR could pass off as the every day vehicle so long as he remained quiet and kept his windows tinted but anything else was a long shot.

    Now then, it appeared that this corrodium was more than just a fancy element for killing organic beings with.

    Zs'skayr wrote:"Non-organic creatures are unaffected. But, it is a great power source... quite powerful and long lasting, but perhaps not a good one for a vehicle, especially one that wishes to carry organic passengers."

    A power source? For a moment the AI tumbled this possibility around in his processors while he scanned the glittering orb in the alien's hand. Intriguing, but he would have to pass. While he hardly cared about the safety of his occupants, especially the more living variety, the fact still remained that this was a rare resource and therein would be a challenge to obtain as a regular fuel for his systems. Not to mention his fuel processor could only handle so many different types of combustible materials. It would take a long while of tuning and programming in order to ensure that this particular element could be used, along with extensive modifications to his engine in order to safely harness its potential.

    Turbine systems did not take kindly to grainy dust-like materials being injected into them.

    Otherwise, the rest of what Zs'skayr stated sounded rather promising... Perhaps too promising. As the ghost-like alien went on the AI could not help but take note that he mentioned the planet in question was shielded from the sun. Perhaps the potency of the material was closely linked to not being exposed to ultraviolet rays? Remaining quiet until the end of the specter's speech, the AI held some queries of his own he wished to bring up before this was over. Even if his driver sounded all too eager to take the substance and help Zs'skayr in acquiring more. Thankfully the undead Judge was not against hearing the opinions of others before he made his decision.

    "You had stated that the area you had acquired and used the substance was shielded from the sun. I take it exposure to ultraviolet rays has a negative effect on the substance?" KARR stated, his scanner sweeping idly from side to side as he spoke further. "If this is correct, does that mean we would be required to quickly use this corrodium in a limited time window after all of it has been collected to ensure optimal effectiveness? As well, does exposure to sunlight dilute what effects it has already made upon living organic beings?" If that was the case, they would need to find a way to blot out the sun on Portal Breach world-wide until the substance had taken the full effect it required.

    Once Zs'skayr answered this question, KARR would decide for himself whether this substance was worth its weight in all the praise it was given.
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    Re: Addictions

    Post by Mortis on Wed Oct 08, 2014 10:31 pm

    "SSssssss..." Thy jimmies have been rustled indeed, Judge Mortis was about ready to test how well KARR's paneling held up to his icy touch after his statements. Already his gnarled talons curled and flexed eagerly, all too willing to shut the overgrown bucket of bolts up for its flippancy. Ah, but what good would that do for his brother's fledgling alliances? Even if he was successful in destroying the vehicle, it likely would return with a vengeance. Even so, his brother was quick to help his brother's case after he had his bought of laughter. "Yesss, we are not the type for undercover work. Our place isss on the ssstreetsss, disspensssing jussstice upon the iniquitouss." He agreed alongside Fear, turning his skull to glance back at the stronger of the two Judges.

    Apparently he too was well aware of Mortis' quickly rising temper. "Of courssse, brother. Even sso he could have given hisss advice lesss flippantly." The ghoul replied, gesturing towards the vehicle with a rotted hand. Never in all his years had Judge Death even gone so far as to address them as ladies. Regardless, the ghoul did as his brother asked and attempted to let the AI's words roll off his back. Damnable sinner-made contraption...

    Zs'sakyr's praise-filled speech about the corrodium was an all too welcome distraction.

    As expected, the element had no ill-effects on the dead, after all there was little to do with something that was already dead. Apparently the element could be used to create a beam that irradiated an entire planet and mutated all that lived upon it. In fact it almost killed everything upon it too. Pity that the whole affair was short lived, but at the same time if it was short lived that meant there was a way to counter the beam and halt its progress somehow. This of course was quickly covered up with a proposition. The salesman's way of bringing someone in to buy through pointing out their short comings. In this case it was how slowly they were purging this horrid planet.

    Yes, their efforts were slower than they would like, but at the same time haste may not be the best way. A single push of a button to eradicate the world's living was certainly an attractive offer, but in the meantime it must have some setbacks to it. Some form of weakness that Zs'skayr was not mentioning...

    After the specter was finished, along with giving a proposition for them to go and help him hide his little cache of Corrodium until he had enough to wipe out the entire planet, Judge Fear soon spoke up. While he was right in saying that a fool would only turn down this offer, the ghoul was not so convinced that all of this was as Zs'skayr had offered either. The AI soon spoke up again, though thankfully it was not to voice some snarky little quip. While KARR was wary about how the element would do under sunlight, Mortis was more concerned about something else.

    "I alssso have a quessstion. You sssaid that thisss beam you desscribed wasss ssshort-lived. What had happened to make your attempt at exterminating all life on the planet fail? Perhapsss the factorsss that lead to your plansss downfall for that planet may exissst here asss well." He hissed thoughtfully. Zs'skayr's statements were quite promising, but with that confession of failure at the beginning... Mortis was not quite sold yet.

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    Re: Addictions

    Post by Zs'Skayr on Thu Oct 09, 2014 2:21 pm

    No doubt Fear had thoughts of possible betrayal or even what more the alien could want in return for something this grand! Well, he had nothing to worry about. The alien had nothing he wanted, other than what was promised, and of course the agreement of keeping the precious corrodium safe. The only way this would mess up would be if someone, or something, muddled in their affairs. With the reputation the Judges had, that would be highly doubtful. No heroic person, angel or enhanced being possibly dared to go against the Dark Judges, as far as Zs'Skayr knew. And that's exactly what he wanted.

    Judge Fear was very interested, just as the alien had hoped, but he turned to his colleagues for their input, to which the specter would answer if he had to.

    Curious KARR wrote:"You had stated that the area you had acquired and used the substance was shielded from the sun. I take it exposure to ultraviolet rays has a negative effect on the substance? If this is correct, does that mean we would be required to quickly use this corrodium in a limited time window after all of it has been collected to ensure optimal effectiveness? As well, does exposure to sunlight dilute what effects it has already made upon living organic beings?"

    "It has no effect on the substance," Zs'Skayr began, "the corrodium merely blocks the sun and the rays it protrudes. It can last for as long as... well, forever, unless we use it. Think of it as an extreme sun-block with radioactive affects..." the alien chuckled hoarsely at the thought, but that was the truth, and a simple way of explaining it. "The corrodium is a hard substance, it took me a while to even shave off a few pieces to experiment on those young ones. It can be kept anywhere... but just keep it away from organics." The stuff was very sturdy, and even smashing it on the ground wouldn't do much to it. They had nothing to worry about regarding the substance, whether it was the sun's rays or breaking it by accident.

    But Mortis...
    Judge Mortis wrote:"I alssso have a quessstion. You sssaid that thisss beam you desscribed wasss ssshort-lived. What had happened to make your attempt at exterminating all life on the planet fail? Perhapsss the factorsss that lead to your plansss downfall for that planet may exissst here asss well."

    The Omnitrix and that horrible little brat of a child... The eye on Zs'Skayr's chest twitched ever so slightly, and his expression was stoic as he hovered there silently for but a moment before his expression turned into a smile. "Do not worry, the cause of my previous failure was meddling by someone who abused a powerful item like a toy... but they are not here, and thus, there is no cause for alarm or worry, my dear associates... With your reputations and power, and lack of 'heroes' here... I foresee no issues with this plan. Unless, of course, you've made a powerful enemy while playing rough with the other citizens, hm?" he asked jokingly, his arms crossed as he placed one of his sharp talons to his chin.

    "In short, the corrodium is durable and cannot be harmed. It merely needs a safe place to be stored, away from people so not to arouse suspicions, and I will continue to bring you your sinners as we have agreed." He had more to his plan, but that part was specifically for him to know, and for them to find out later...

    "Are there any other questions, or shall we part ways for now?"
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    Re: Addictions

    Post by Fear on Tue Oct 14, 2014 2:57 pm

    "K.A.R.R., that isss enough. You have adequately made your point." Although understanding the arguments of both parties, Judge Fear much preferred both his brother and the vehicle to keep on a mutual footing. Or wheel, in K.A.R.R.'s unique case. It was counterproductive to their cause for one to attack the other. Calmer thoughts were sent Judge Mortis' way in an attempt to assuage the Dark Judge's rising irritation.

    K.A.R.R. wrote:"You had stated that the area you had acquired and used the substance was shielded from the sun. I take it exposure to ultraviolet rays has a negative effect on the substance? If this is correct, does that mean we would be required to quickly use this corrodium in a limited time window after all of it has been collected to ensure optimal effectiveness? As well, does exposure to sunlight dilute what effects it has already made upon living organic beings?"
    Judge Mortis wrote:"I alssso have a quessstion. You sssaid that thisss beam you desscribed wasss ssshort-lived. What had happened to make your attempt at exterminating all life on the planet fail? Perhapsss the factorsss that lead to your plansss downfall for that planet may exissst here asss well."

    All equally valid, and rather well-stated, queries.

    As expected, Zs'Skayr responded with a curt answer for each and every question. It appeared that corrodium was an incredibly durable substance, perhaps even as strong as diamond, and there seemed to be little concern with its breakage. There was, however, the repeated caution of keeping the glowing mineral away from organic matter. Automatically the cultists were ruled out; although, to be truthful, Judge Fear was not opposed to experimenting on them for the sake of curiosity... Perhaps, perhaps. They still had their uses, however finite. "Ssstoring the corrodium will not possse an issssue," the Dark Judge hissed. They had a barn with plenty of space and even a basement. Both should be suitable for the mineral's safekeeping. And as for the ghost-creature's very subtle twitching... It caught the ghoul's attention but he made no commotion regarding the eye's spasm. He could comprehend, and almost sympathize, with having a dogged rival that thwarted your plans at every twist and turn.

    "No, we have not made any enemiesss thusss far." More or less the truth. If there were any sinners thinking ill of the Dark Judges and their righteous work, Judge Fear was not made aware. In any event, it was soon that the parties went their separate ways. But first... "There are no quessstionsss of my own," he answered, "but humour me thisss requessst: ssshould you acquire more of thisss corrodium and wisssh to have it ssstored with usss, I would like to conduct further... resssearch on living sssubjectsss. For purely ssscientific reasssonsss, I assssure you."

    And, perhaps, to create a more resilient host.

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