Fulgore - Hunter Killer

Description: When Kiyomi's pack of Darkstalkers start running rampant across Eastern Europe, slaughtering humans and burning villages. They are reminded that humanity is just as capable of dealing out vengeance in the most painful of ways.

The Children of the Nights : a band of nomad Darkstalkers who roam the world, seeking others like them, growing in strength and number while slaying any humans who oppress their kind or who would dare to hunt them. They have been able to survive through the decades by constantly moving from a place to the other, making their sudden assault against humanity seem sporadic and isolated cases.

One of their latest strike was on a small village in Norwain : over two hundred persons slain, dozens of houses burn to the ground and reduced to ashes, leaving behind them no survivor. They left right after, not staying in the vicinity but they kept on their act of rage and furry, later on, going through the baltic regions all the way to Russia, staying in the toundra and artic weather for now. It is possible to follow their path, if one is able to associate the accidents and curious death that occurs. Their modus operanti doesn't involve burning down whole villages, but it happens from time to time, other times it is the death of several radical humans at the hands of mysterious beasts...

The Darkstalker pack has been passing through the boreal forest of Russia, making their way aimlessly, travelling through, going east toward the asian countries.

It is no secret that humanity fears the Darkstalkers.

And what humanity fears..

It tramples.

Although multimillion company Ultratech and its CEO could really care less about a few hundred Eastern Europeans dead, it does present a wonderful opportunity to further test their newest product. After Fulgore MkII's test run against the Gear Testament yielded tolerable results, Ultratech has redoubled its efforts to advertise its combat robot as the best method of security against all types of troublesome beasts. This time, Ultratech has made a secret agreement with the Russian government to let Fulgore loose on these beasts to both exterminate them and further enhance Fulgore's capabilities. A win/win situation... for the humans.

Where this a search and destroy mission, Fulgore would have been dropped off via a fighter plane right on top of the Darkstalkers encampment, or perhaps pick them off one by one from the safety of the shadows. However, this is mainly another test run for Fulgore and he's been ordered to capture as many of them as he can for experimentation.

Thus, after locating the Darkstalker camp, Fulgore just appears on the side and blasts a nearby tree with his eye heat beams to get all of the monsters' attention.

<Halt!> It speaks with a heavily digitized male voice. <You are all under arrest for 3rd degree manslaughter. Lay down your weapons and surrender. This your first and final warning.>

In the middle of the night, in the middle of nowhere in Russia, the Children of the Night were not expecting to me any potential threat. There were always some of them awake, guarding their encampment during the night, but considering they had been travelling for a good week from their previous slaughter they did not expect to stumble in any sort of group who'd wish to exterminate them.

As of sort, Fulgore's arrival was totally unexpected by the pack of Darkstalkers : the falling tree as well as the blast though is good enough to wake up the sleeping beasts and stir them from their slumber.

To them, this seemed like a sort of human who was clad in some sort of metal armor with high technology equipment... Nothing a dozen of Darkstalkers can't stop, right? The outnumbered him quite a few to one.

"Like hell we will!" One of the beast shouts. It rises to his full height, a loud growl escaping its throat -- it appeared to be a massive werebear -- towering easily over nine feet in height, a large massive body with massive paws. He falls on all four as it charges in a rather sluggish way at Fulgore, attempting to tackle the robot while the other Darkstalkers are crawling out of their tents, barely just realizing what has befallen on them.

COMBATSYS: Night Children has started a fight here.

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Night Children   0/-------/-------|

COMBATSYS: Fulgore brings his battle systems online.

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Fulgore          0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0   Night Children

<Warning: Use of deadly force has been authorized.>

So much for capturing them alive. Someone back at Ultratech headquarters must have 'accidentally' tripped the kill switch on Fulgore. When the werebear raises to his full height and begins to charge at the cyborg, all systems seem to activate fully on-line. His red eyes glow brightly and electrified blades slide out from his forearms like massive claws.

<Exterminate! Exterminate!> If he is indeed a human wearing fancy armor, he sure is acting a bit weird. Fulgore drones out his orders and begins to fire blast after blast of superheated energy from his blades at the werebear to stop him dead on his charge.

COMBATSYS: Fulgore successfully hits Night Children with Tri Laser Storm.

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Fulgore          0/-------/------=|===----\-------\0   Night Children

With the dim light from the moon and the camp's fire, the sight of the creatures were definately diminished. Their keen senses allowed them to sense Fulgore's presence but they would not be able to make the difference between a human and some machine -- not right now.

Though the sudden blast of heated energy that comes from Fulgore's blades and his future fighting prowess might be proof enough of this. The sluggish werebear is caught straight on during his charge, unable to avoid the incoming blast. The momentum of his charge making it much harder for him to dodge the attack.

The wave of energy hits him right on the shoulder, the strength of the blast stopping him immediately. He growls in pain and staggers back before his massive frame collapses on the ground. Was he dead? Hard to tell, though the massive pain and injuries were enough to knock him unconscious and sap all the strength out of him.

A group of two gargoyles looking beast comes at Fulgore next, soaring from above and diving at him, clawing and tackling him, using sheer brutality and beastial bloodlust to fight. They were fighting like predators and animals, literally, but their physical strength and deadly claws and fangs were the true danger behind their assaults. They scream and keep on performing fly-by attack, harassing the robot, buying some time for the others to prepare themselves to fight him on.

Night Children falls asleep.

COMBATSYS: Fulgore blocks Night Children's Elegy of Lost Opportunity.

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Fulgore          0/-------/-----==|===----\-------\0   Night Children

<Target neutralized.>

That is down and out is all that seems to matter to Fulgore at the moment. Execution or capture are options that can come later once he's finished dealing with the rest of the werebear's dark brethren. In rather cruel irony, Fulgore is the one that seems to have the advantage in the dark over the alleged children of the night. The cyborg being able to see them all as clear as day thanks to enhanced nightvision and heat seeking sensors. It shows clearly when he manages to look up just as the two gargoyles dive on him trying to brutalize him with their talons.

<Air-borne targets acquired.> It drones out again and quickly raises his bladed arms to deflect the blows, backpedaling a bit to give himself some space to maneuver. Although his foe is flying, this close proximity means he can engage them in hand to hand combat without worrying too much about their own maneuverability. Fulgore engages his thrusters to slide him backwards and away from the attacks, looking as if he was skating on the ground, only to reverse the thrusters direction and jump straight for one of the gargoyles. His left arm is extended to grab his opponent by the face and slam his superheated electroblade with his other hand on the gargoyle's chest, driving him to the ground.

Night Children wakes up.

COMBATSYS: Night Children blocks Fulgore's Cyberdash.

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Fulgore          0/-------/----===|====---\-------\0   Night Children

The creatures possess incredibly speed when they soar down and dive at Fulgore in an attempt to shred through his armor : their claws manage scratch the metal and showers of sparks follows with each of their strike. Despite their speed, they lack the agility and maneuvrability to fight airborn and Fulgore surprises one of the gargoyle beast when he leaps after one of them and catch it's head. Its wing bucks back and forth, wriggling on the ground as he slams it down and thanks to its reflex, the beast manages to catch Fulgore's arm before it can drive its electroblade against his chest and finish it off.

The other gargoyles fly down in an attempt to help its fellow, landing on Fulgore's back and attempting to wrap his arms underneath Fulgore's own, pulling back in an attempt to break the hold and keep him into a submission hold.

What appears to be a werewolf quickly joins the chaotic fray, dashing off much more rapidly than the werebear, growling as it lunges at Fulgore in an attemp to tackle him off the first gargoyle, even if the other was still on his back, claws out to shred and tear, his large fanged muzzle attempt to bite around his neck.

COMBATSYS: Fulgore interrupts Requiem of Merciful Endings from Night Children with Eyelaser.

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Fulgore          0/-------/--=====|=======\-------\1   Night Children

It's here that the most perceptive of Darkstalkers, if not really all of them, might realize they aren't really fighting a human.

Even a veteran Hunter clad in all this super technological armor would be in dire trouble when caught in this position. Fulgore was engaging one of the gargoyles when another joined the fray and caught his other arm, the two gargoyles then start to pull him apart in a crucifixion like position to then have a werewolf dive in, ready to rip him to shreds. Another Hunter slain no doubt, no way to get out of this one.

Not for a human anyway.

<Locked in melee. Engaging evasive maneuvers.> They cyborg drones out seemingly calm as ever despite the situation he's in, likely because he knows perfectly he can get out of it.

Fulgore's eyes grow red and he blasts a superheated laser beam right at the first gargoyle's face forcing it to let go of his arm. The cybernetic soldier's head does a -full- 180 degree turn so he's facing directly behind his back and blasts the next gargoyle.

Once his arms are freed, its just a matter of grabbing hold of the werewolf leaping at him and blasting even more superheated eye lasers directly inside his open maw.

<Eat this.> Says Fulgore as it feeds the werewolf's open mouth a direct blast of eye lasers. Apparently even a cyborg like him still has some grim sense of humor...

All of the Darkstalkers around him expected Fulgore to be defenseless -- the sudden eyelaser beam catches them all by surprise. The blast at the first gargoyle's face causes knocks it out cold, the gargoyle growing motionless and letting go of Fulgore : the blast on the second one behind her surprises her just as much, causing her to stagger a step before crumbling, releasing Fulgore immediately. The werewolf was just about to tackle the robot before it got blasted right in the maw, knocking it back and sending it flying back into the snow with a pitiful whimper.
The beastial bloodlust and rage that had gotten over the Darkstalkers who charged Fulgore might prevent them to see Fulgore for what he truly was : a machine made by man who only had a vaguely humanoid appearance. The adrenaline and instincts forcing them to fight and their human logic telling themselves that their sheer number should be enough to overcome him.

One of them was not fooled by all of this though : Lune, the leader of the Children of the Night. A tall and imposing werewolf, with an athletic and muscular body, a dark fur across his body and a thick mane around his broad neck. The cunning and clever glee in his eyes betrying the beastial nature his body shows. He was in synch with his humanity and beastial side, taking the best of both. His keen senses allowed him to realize this was no mere man : his scent was different, his voice was as well, and not to mention that his body was completely covered in metal.

Instead of lunging into the fray, Lune took a few seconds to assess his opponent. Important seconds that drove him to this logical conclusion : "Retreat, everyone! Flee!" The beastial man shouts.

It was not cowardice -- his decision was purely driven from the point of view of a predator. They never fight a battle that would risk endangering themselves or risk injuries needlessly. In this scenario, he was the predator and they were the prey. They had nothing to gain in defeating him today, aside from an high death toll.

The Kitsune finally emerges from one of the tent, her kimono hastly doned, exposing her cleavage and her thighs, the scabbard of her katana held tightly against the obi. Her hair are loose, flowing freely behind her back as she catches up with the werewolf. His order seems to surprise her, the confusion on her face though she doesn't question his order.

He glances at her and says, "Leave behind the injuried, Renard, flee with everyone while you still can," He says emotionlessly, his decision guided by the instinct of survival. However, he had no intention of retreating.

This werewolf charges at Fulgore with incredible speed, he rushes at him, circling him and opting for harassal, claws slashing out joints, trying to find any weak spot to attack, trying to catch his attention obviously.

COMBATSYS: Night Children successfully hit Fulgore with Dirge of the Forsaken.
Grazing Hit

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Fulgore          0/-------/-======|=======\==-----\1   Night Children

<Targets neutralized.>

As more of the Darkstalkers are felled by Fulgore's blades and blasters, the machine takes a moment to survey the scene and scan for more possible combatants. The group now seemed in full retreat, though it was no collective decision but the command of a statuesque werewolf that commanded them to flee. Fulgore advances and continues to scan the group, red eyes blinking and making zooming noises when it scans Lune and his apparent second in command, Renard. The cyborg stops, facing off against the muscular werewolf, and makes an important statement.

<Enemy leader acquired.>

Before he can fully react upon this realization, the werewolf leader is on the move and begins to circle around Fulgore. The cyborg follow his movements in a limber fighting stance and jumps away from the slash sent to one of his legs, only to have the sharp claws nick the shins of his leg armor.

The cyborg looks up, and despite being unable to change facial expression.. he seems to be... annoyed.

<Preparing to eliminate.>

Another droning call comes and he raises his arms to charge up his reactor, his entire body beginning to glow with energy, almost as if he were overheating.

Right before his chest and shoulder chassis opens to reveal whirling gatlin guns. The heavy ordinance spins as it begins to charge up enough speed to load its 50 caliber ammunition into all three of his machine guns.

<Target locked.>

With all three machine guns targeting the elusive Lune, Fulgore unleashes a barrage of lead on the werewolf, threatening to obliterate the forest behind the Darkstalker leader as well.

COMBATSYS: Fulgore successfully hits Night Children with Heavy Artillery.

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Fulgore          0/-------/-----==|=======\======-\1   Night Children

It would have happened later or not -- Lune knew it and he had been preparing Kiyomi for this. Despite his strenght and cunning, his old age was slowly catchin up on Lune and it would have been a matter of time before a more youthful Darkstalker would try to take his place as the leader of his group. Though the only one he deemed worthy of his place was one of his first student, Renard...

It was her chance to grasp at this opportunity, show her leadership and escape with the othres, guiding them and making it so the Children of the Night would live on with another leader, with Kiyomi, though it is not her decision. "Lune!" She shouts at him, almost in a heart-breaking wail of despair as the beast takes on the cyborg on his own, despite his own call for retreat.

Any doubts in Kiyomi's mind instantly vanishes when the cyborg uses his heavy artillery, the machine guns fire at the swift werewolf. The only reason the beast manages to survive is his inhuman agility that allows him to avoid some of the rounds fired at him, though dozens of shots end up tearing off some of his fur and sinking into his flesh. The beast roars in pain, the adrenaline allowing him to ignore his injuries momentarily, though the more hits he got the slower he became and the easier it would become for Fulgore to finish him off. Thankfully, his dark fur hid his injuries and the blood that ran down his body from the various injuries he got.

The Kitsune did not stand by idle -- her powers fully unleashed at Fulgore, attempting to shroud his vision, to use her illusions to protect her love from a certain death, making him appear where he isn't to buy Lune some time. Kiyomi dashes at Fulgore and draws the katana from its sheath at lightning speed, lunging behind, "Kyaaaa!!!" She shouts with all her might, attemping to plunge her sword deeply into the cyborg's neck and then use all her weight in an attempt to slice open the cyborg's back with her blade if it's sharp enough.

The time bought by Kiyomi is just enough to allow Lune to recover from the artellery fire. He leans back and howls to the moon, a long howl that is soon answered by other howls through the forest. The howls were the requiem of the fallen -- the requiem of the loss, instilling strength in Lune to carry on in spite of his injuries.

Allowing his primal instincts to take over, he growls like a beast as he lunges at Fulgore, claws slashing with all his strength for the cyborg's neck and face, a barrage of continuous slashes and violent grips that would eviscerate any normal human.

COMBATSYS: Kiyomi has joined the fight here.

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Kiyomi           0/-------/-======|==-----\-------\0          Fulgore
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Night Children   1/-======/=======|

COMBATSYS: Fulgore endures Kiyomi's Attaque Mortelle.

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Kiyomi           0/-------/-----==|====---\-------\0          Fulgore
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Night Children   0/-------/----===|

COMBATSYS: Fulgore fails to interrupt Gravestone of Final Acts from Night Children with Plasmaslice.

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Kiyomi           0/-------/-----==|=======\-------\0          Fulgore
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Night Children   0/-------/----===|

It seems that Fulgore emptied his entire ammunition on Lune, for the machine guns continue spinning for a good moment even after the hail of bullets stops. As the cyborg seems to realize that he's run out of ammo, he pulls his guns back into his metal chassis and accesses the situation again. Indeed, it seems that the Darkstalker leader is not down just yet, and he knows it.

<Direct hit. Target not neutralized.>

No big deal, judging by the readings he's getting the dark one is on his last legs and it's just a matter of charging him again to deal the final blow. Fulgore begins to advance into the attack only to realize too late that there's an incoming enraged fox lady attacking him from the side, and not only that, his vision has been totally secured.

<Error! Target lost.> He drones out despite the danger as he's slashed on the neck by Kiyomi, the blow makes him stagger just enough that he runs into Lune's bestial charge and gets clawed apart and then thrown backwards causing him to roll on the ground until he comes to a full stop face down.

<HrrRRrr> *BZZT!* He starts short circuiting before getting back up, limbs twitching here and there in an attempt to compose himself. <Recalibrating. System reboot.>

A moment of clarity through his rage, Lune growls at Renard : he said nothing, though the glare the werewolf gave her was more eloquent than any words he could have said... And Kiyomi returns the glare with one of her own, their gaze locking with each other for a moment, defying each other with their glaring gaze for only a second or two.

Their combined efforts have been enough to actually damage this cyborg and leave him crippled, it would seem -- but so was Lune. The werewolf growls in pain, flinching and falling to his knee after the last blow. The defiant and cold expression on Kiyomi's face fades away into one of concerns and worries as she rushes by Lune's side, her arms reaching out for him to support him, "Lune!" She exclaims. When she feels the abundant and warm sensation when she touches his side, she glances up at her hands to see them covered in blood.

The wolf growls and spits blood into the ground, "You should have fled with the others..." He murmurs, gritting his teeth as he keeps his eyes focused on the cyborg. His voice was harsh, though he could not fully conceal his own concern about Kiyomi's well being... Not in this situation.

He was in no condition to carry this fight on, alas -- his injuries too serious, the strain would probably cause him to bleed himself to death, already too weaken to hold himself still, the effort might be too much. Kiyomi knows that much...

She lets go of the werewolf, holding her blade with both of her hands as she stands in front of Lune to defend him, "... And leave you to die? What good would that accomplish?" Kiyomi says. With a painful coughs, Lune growls at Kiyomi's foolishness, "What good the both of us dying would be!?"

Alas though, Kiyomi did not hear him or she ignored him as she lunges at Fulgore, Katana. She swings her katana against the robot into a flurry of cuts and slices despite his metallic frame, going for precise strikes at the junction of his limbs and joints in hope to sever something.

COMBATSYS: Night Children takes no action.

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Kiyomi           0/-------/-----==|=======\-------\0          Fulgore
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Night Children   0/-------/----===|

COMBATSYS: Kiyomi successfully hits Fulgore with Rafale d'Entailles.

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Kiyomi           0/-------/---====|=======\-------\0          Fulgore
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Night Children   0/-------/----===|

While the two are discussing the survival of their species, Fulgore was already back up and advancing with determined steps towards the arguing loving couple. Though the cyborg is leaking oil all over the place and short circuiting, really its a wonder how he hasn't exploded yet or at least burst into flame, he seems utterly uncaring of his own well being, focused entirely on his mission.

<Eliminate target. Eliminate target.> Repeats the android over and over again until he lunges into a full run. He seems to notice Kiyomi charging him too and though he tries to weave out of the way the kitsune gets a good few slices on him despite his best efforts.

However, what the fox lady doesn't manage to do is to stop him completely. The robot is still charging, repeating his orders like a crazed mantra that keeps him in the fight no matter what.

<Eliminate target! Eliminate target!>


If robots could possibly get angry, this is probably how they'd look like.

Fulgore charges headlong into the bleeding Lune, thrusting out with his right claw to push through the werewolf's chest.

COMBATSYS: Night Children blocks Fulgore's Cyberdash.

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Kiyomi           0/-------/---====|=======\===----\1          Fulgore
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Night Children   0/-------/---====|

Unfortunately, Kiyomi's flurry of slices were not enough to catch the cyborg's attention. The woman definately lacks the intimidating presence that Lune possess and explains why the robot is so focused on finishing his job.

The werewolf barely has the strength to rise on his full height when he notices Fulgore still charging at him : he had too much pride to admit defeat or remain kneeling when Fulgore comes at him. He lifts his arms up to absorb the charge, growling in pain as Fulgore's assault knocks him back against a large tree, his frame causing the tree to shake. His feet slide some, allowing him to support himself against it. Fulgore's claws having left deep scratches on his forearms.

The beast glares at Fulgore and pants loudly, lacking the strength to retaliate, or rather, Kiyomi's presence suddenly between him and the cyborg prevents him from attempting to attack.

The vixen quickly dashed back in front of Fulgore, performing a rapid swirl spiral to get in front of him, her katana slashing for Fulgore's midsection. "I won't let you!" She replies to the robot, "To my very last breath I will stop you from killing him!" She shouts, quickly following up the first spinning slash with an uprising strike of her katana.

COMBATSYS: Night Children takes no action.

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Kiyomi           0/-------/----===|=======\===----\1          Fulgore
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Night Children   0/-------/---====|

COMBATSYS: Fulgore blocks Kiyomi's Riposte de la Lune.

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Kiyomi           0/-------/---====|=======\===----\1          Fulgore
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Night Children   0/-------/---====|

<Destroy! Destroy!!>

To be sure, Fulgore is malfunctioning right now. Every light visible on his body, including his eyes and his claws, are blinking like crazy. Even when the cyborg manages to intercept the blow from the katana on his midsection by bringing his claws down, his heightened speed seems to be really doing a number on his cybernetic body. Every joint and articulation is shooting out sparks, including the areas where he's been slashed. It almost looks like he's about to...



The android engages his thrusters backwards to disengage, could it be that he's finally giving up?

<At all costs.>

No, he was just giving himself some room to shoot everything he has left at Lune. His claws power up yet again and he blasts his remaining energy at the crippled Darkstalker, blasting with both his energy claws and his eye lasers as well.

COMBATSYS: Night Children endures Fulgore's Ultra Storm.

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Kiyomi           0/-------/---====|=------\-------\0          Fulgore
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Night Children   1/-----==/=======|

Kiyomi is not going to let that happens -- she intends to use herself as a shield between Fulgore and Lune to defend her wounded pack leader, no matter the cost. She swift moves along, as if to prevent Fulgore from having a clear line of sight toward Lune, determined on not leaving him any sort of opening.

The kitsune is ready to try and deflect the attacks with her blade, though the werewolf won't let this happen -- much like Fulgore, he uses his remaining energy to push himself off the tree and shove Kiyomi aside, tossing her with his remaining strength away. His wounds had slowed him down too much to hope any escape from his onslaught, and so, he closes his eyes and braces for the impact of the blasts, lasers. Lune growls in pain, knocked away like a rag doll despite his massive body, curls of smoke coming from his limp body that is thrown away.

Kiyomi just has the time to recover from Lune's toss to witness him take the full fore of the attack, his limp body flying off, "Noooo!!" She shouts, her screech a mixture of despair and rage at his foolish action and its result.

Fueled by those emotions, the kitsune's blade glows a pink hue, empowered by her psychic powers. She screams and lunges at Fulgore, smashing him with all of her might in a blindless rage.

COMBATSYS: Night Children takes no action.

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Kiyomi           0/-------/---====|=------\-------\0          Fulgore

COMBATSYS: Night Children can no longer fight.

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Kiyomi           0/-------/---====|=------\-------\0          Fulgore

COMBATSYS: Fulgore dodges Kiyomi's Taillade de l'Esprit.

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Kiyomi           0/-------/-======|=------\-------\0          Fulgore

Back at Ultratech, who have been monitoring the fight through Fulgore's attached cameras, the cyborg's handlers smile and nod at Lune's sacrifice.

They'll take that one as a win.

Fulgore didn't have enough energy to redirect his target after he had used every once of energy he had left on that strike. When Kiyomi had gotten in the way, the cyborg had no choice but to let the fox lady take the blow if she really wanted to tank it that badly.

But it was Lune's own selflessness that ultimately proved his undoing. The cyborg poured everything he had when the werewolf got in the way and tore into him with heated laser beams, until at last Fulgore finally grew still, smoke coming out of his body.

He straightens up, surveying the destruction and scans Lune's body for any vital signs.

<Target eliminated.> He seems... satisfied.

When Kiyomi bears down upon him with all her might, the cyborg disappears completely, appearing some distance away to watch the kitsune from afar with red burning eyes.

<Mission accomplished. Systems critical. Disengaging.> Drones the fighting machine to himself again and disappears into the shadows once again.

No vows of coming back and finishing the job, or complementing Kiyomi and her pack for her efforts. He's simply gone just like that.

COMBATSYS: Fulgore takes his battle systems offline.

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Kiyomi           0/-------/-======|

The woman turns on her heels as her senses guide her to where Fulgore has reappeared -- her katana is drawn menacingly, her features are twisted with such anger and rage that the woman seems more beastial a ferocious than a wolverine.

After all, there is nothing more fearsome and dangerous than a mother defending her children...

... And all of the Children of the Nights were her very own children in a way.

She does not chase after Fulgore into a worthless vendetta. It would do her no good, when she knows Lune needs her by his side most right now.

Her anger dissolves into worries and despair as she turns back and rushes toward the dark form of the werewolf. She runs by his side and drops the katana once she gets close enough to him. The woman crawls up to his head, craddling him into her arms. Her face is torn with saddness, tears flowing freely from her eyes as she lulls the werewolf but also herself with soft hushes. "Lune, lune..." She whimpers repeatedly in an endless cycle.

The werewolf groans weakly, his eyes opening slowly. A smile of relief cross his feature and his massive hand reaches out for Kiyomi's delicate one, squeezing it gently.

The contrast between the two could have not been more apparent this moment in every way : the imposing and large werewolf with dark fur, injuried, calm and composed while Kiyomi was a delicate, slender vixen with pristine fur, uninjured, crying and in distress.

"Do not grieve, Renard..." He murmurs weakly to her, "This is not the end, you know it..." He adds. He lifts his hand up slowly, his large finger gingerly grazing the cheek and kissing away the tears. Kiyomi leans her head against his hand, rubbing her cheek against it as if desperately seeking some comfort.

"Don't leave me, you can't leave me," The woman says -- of all her existence, never has she seemed so frail and vulnerable. The werewolf's expression softens gently and his hand slowly moves back down on his chest, "I'll never leave you, Renard..." He murmurs to her.

A long wail escapes Kiyomi's throat as she squeezes the werewolf in her arm with all of her strength. She presses her face against his fur, no sound coming out of her throat anymore.


A few minutes later, the wolves were howling at the moon. An endless symphony of the night.

Log created on 18:48:03 02/17/2015 by Fulgore, and last modified on 20:48:49 02/19/2015.