Description: A special forces team sent by Mishima Zaibatsu to hunt down Velvet Blue corners him in a slum tenement of the theater district of Southtown.
Velvet had been having a bit of a wild week, to be sure--between getting called to a castle to deal with ghosts in the Romanian country side, that Banchou Brat Mitsuru running off before she'd fulfilled her promise to make it up to the club for all the damage she caused--and then there was running into Mau and the catgirl brigade the other night. There was some crazy shit goin' down, especially around the old Southtown district tonight. He hadn't known that he'd picked up a tail (besides the blue spaded one that was normal for him, normal in airquotes) since coming back into town, however it appears someone was looking for him. This became apparent when they cornered someone that apparently frequented the old Kabukicho district, trying to interrogate them before shutting their mouths. Well that wasn't too nice. Before it was time to Press F to pay respects, Velvet was going to get their attention the best way he knew how.
"Oh boys..." Velvet appeared above a nearby rooftop, standing at the edge looking down at them. His yellow, cat-like eyes seemed to glow in the dark, the white ivory teeth like-wise, as if they too were luminescent.
"All those guns meant for me? Oh no~ what ever am I gonna do?!" he mock cringed and hugged himself, very much egging them on and trying to distract them--before stepping away from the rooftop and making it seem like he was going to bolt.
COMBATSYS: Velvet Blue has started a fight here on the right meter side.
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The Tekken Force was established for this very reason. Finds links to the occult, capture specimens and bring them to one of the Mishima Financial Group's secret labs. This particular squad was led by a Falcon ranked officer (henceforth referred to as Falcon). He had been employed by the Zaibatsu for a couple years now, and should his men be successful, he would climb to Hawk, an even more prestigous position. The homeless man they had cornered into the alleyway probably didn't really know anything about Velvet. He certainly didn't deserve Falcon's pistol pressed against his temple. "I'm going to ask you one more time." Falcon's voice was laced with static, a device connected to the gas mask to allow easier verbal communication. "Where's the cat man?"
It's only when he hears Velvet's voice does he slowly look up and over towards where those yellow eyes gleam -- from behind the nightvision goggles, those eyes shined even brighter.
It wasn't Falcon who shouted this, but one of his men. When Velvet disappears, he can hear Falcon say to the others: "After him." He can hear the homeless man's footsteps as he stumble-runs out of the alley, and he can hear the soldiers begin to clatter up the fire escape in their attempt to get to the roof as quickly as possible. Velvet still had time to set up an ambush, but that time was becoming more precious by the moment.
COMBATSYS: Tekken Force has joined the fight here on the left meter side.
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Tekken Force 0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0 Velvet Blue
Cat Man was a fucking pathetic supervillain, a cheap copy of Catwoman employed during the golden-age years when editors were too afraid to put a female villain back into the pages of comics. Without knowing it, these guys had crossed an invisible line with Velvet, and now it was time to get full Home Alone on their asses.
As the men rattled up the fire escape, peering through their NODs to hope to catch sight of the dastardly sexy prey that lay before them, Velvet popped up again, this time holding a brick.
"Oh no, it's slipping out of my grip, I can't control it--" it was flung directly at one of their helmeted heads.
"Aww--did *I* do that?!"
COMBATSYS: Velvet Blue successfully hits Tekken Force with Quick Strike.
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Tekken Force 0/-------/------=|-------\-------\0 Velvet Blue
The brick collided with one of the soldiers' head, and he went down like a ton of bricks. The others gathered all spun to face Velvet, and should he look down, he'd see all sorts of laser dots, yellow in color, highlighted on his stylish get-up. Their guns seem strange -- those guns aren't like the typical assault rifles military personnel employ.
Velvet didn't know it, but Falcon was smiling behind his gas mask. "Take him down," he calls to his men, his voice filled with number-bolstered confidence.
The remaining squadmates all fire their weapons at once, in perfect synchronization. These guys were better trained than they looked. Darts. Their guns are firing darts, not bullets. They're not here to kill him.
COMBATSYS: Tekken Force successfully hits Velvet Blue with Strong Weapon Fire.
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Tekken Force 0/-------/----===|=====--\-------\0 Velvet Blue
"Oh man, all these lasers pointed at me and there's not even a stage here!" when the actual bullets start flying--which are apparently darts, not bullets--Velvet is dodging left and right--rolling down and to the side and finally out of sight. Across the expanse of the rooftop there was a small raised doorway which led into the building itself, apparently down into some old slum tenements. If they follow the drops of blood left on the floor--likely they'd show up as visible if anyone had thermal goggles--or perhaps a strong flashlight, it'd lead them there.
Down in the stairway itself Velvet was pulling one of the darts that had embedded in his side out, and inspecting it briefly before throwing it away with a clatter. Great, who knows what was in that.
If any of the soldier's approached the doorway going down and into the building, Velvet would flip down from the ceiling where he lie in wait--trying to drive one of those boots into the nearest helmeted head!
COMBATSYS: Tekken Force endures Velvet Blue's Stiletto Pierce.
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Tekken Force 0/-------/--=====|=======\-------\0 Velvet Blue
As Velvet darts off into sight, Falcon watches after him. When the Darkstalker disappears, he leads the charge after him, spinning his rifle this way and that in an effort to get a bead on him. It's another soldier that has the bright idea to switch night vision off, the flashlight from his gun showing off the blood drops that lead into the apartment building itself. "Sir," he says quietly. Velvet can hear them, though, with his enhanced senses. The squad sets up around the doorway before they go in, guns at the ready.
"Crow three, take point," Falcon orders, and Crow-3 is obedient, if nothing else. When Crow-13 gets taken out by that sudden boot driving into his helmet, it cracks with the force and the soldier crumples. His career with the Zaibatsu crumples with him. The darts do slow Velvet down a little, but they vastly underestimated his ability to withstand damage.
"Fire in the hole!" Falcon gives the order, and suddenly the stairway is filled with multiple thrown grenades.
This poor building.
COMBATSYS: Velvet Blue blocks Tekken Force's Multiple Grenades!.
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Tekken Force 0/-------/--=====|=======\=------\1 Velvet Blue
"Stee-rike!" Velvet swings back and lets go of the ceiling, letting the knocked silly soldier fall and continuing down the stairwell. These guys were using LTL at first, it appeared--but they're still heavily armed. Apparently people have taken the scuttlebutt that even a scrub-tier darkstalker could decimate a platoon of professional soldiers. And well, they'd be right!
As the grenades begin to bounce down from above, Velvet winces and pulls an old tenement door off it's hinges by the knob and uses it as a shield--which still manages to blow him back several feet, powdered drywall and dust and smoke filling the hall.
As the dust cleared, Velvet was already hiding beneath the next set of stairs--poised with his wakizashi to use as a literal punji stick to stab into their legs and feet as they come down the stairs.
COMBATSYS: Velvet Blue successfully hits Tekken Force with Armed Combo.
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Tekken Force 0/-------/=======|=======\==-----\1 Velvet Blue
Lethal force for this mission wasn't authorized, but if the Darkstalker still had the strength to kick through a helmet, it was Falcon's reckoning he could take all that shrapnel too. "Switch to thermal!" Velvet can hear the clicks on their visors as they make it more difficult for him to hide. Their footsteps flood what remains of the steps as they plunge into the dust. Still, Velvet was faster, and he's out of line of sight, regardless of their now augmented senses.
"Falcon, we lost visual," one of the Crow-ranked soldiers reports. Falcon wasn't smiling anymore.
"Down," he commands, and a few soldiers head down the next flight of steps while he and the rest of his squad secure the hallway. That's when the wakazashi flashes, and that group of soldiers are no longer heard from.
"Sir?" Crow-5 was getting antsy. This was getting out of hand.
Falcon sneered. He took a second grenade from his belt as he and his men approached the stairway where his soldiers fell. Despite the fact they might still be breathing, Falcon tosses the explosive down the steps.
COMBATSYS: Velvet Blue dodges Tekken Force's Grenade!.
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Tekken Force 0/-------/=======|=======\===----\1 Velvet Blue
Velvet is down the hall from the staircase, reaching down to take one of the rifles from the now wounded in the legs and knees men--just as the grenade rolls down the stairs. Standing up straight and taking the rifle by the barrel, Velvet concentrates--straightening his shoulders as he rears back--and punts the grenade further down the hall golf-style, blowing a hole in the middle of the floor and several doors go rattling off their hinges.
The blast was far away from Velvet--and the downed soldiers to have inflicted any harm to them, but soldiers now had a different problem on their hands--a now even more armed Velvet Blue.
Once down the hall, the darts would begin to fly out of nowhere from now unhinged doorways further down, firing directly at the men!
COMBATSYS: Velvet Blue successfully hits Tekken Force with Cheshire Grin.
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Tekken Force 1/--=====/=======|===----\-------\0 Velvet Blue
"Sir, no contact," Crow-5 reports when the grenade goes off where it shouldn't.
"Down! Switch to sidearms and take this freak out!" Falcon's cheer was long gone now. He led the men himself -- scrambling down the steps, over the unconscious bodies of subordinates, rifle slung across his back and pistol up.
Where's the Darkstalker?
Falcon's eyes go wide behind his goggles when he sees the flurry of darts coming their way. He hits the floor, diving down, but his men aren't so lucky. Darts rip through their armor, and by the time the flurry ends, no one is left standing.
And then Falcon stands. His thermal goggles pick up Velvet's heat signature (finally) and he grits his teeth behind his mask. His pistol lifts up. "You freak! I bet you think you're so damn special!" His voice is high-pitched, manic. This mission was a failure. Everything was going so well in the beginning. "I can't fail! I can't, you understand?!" It's almost as if he's pleading with the other man, even as his finger shakily presses against the trigger.
"I won't let you take this from me."
Those last words are sobbed out, and punctuated with gunshots.
COMBATSYS: Velvet Blue blocks Tekken Force's Necessary Force.
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Tekken Force 0/-------/--=====|=====--\-------\0 Velvet Blue
"Of course I am, why else do I have a whole platoon of mercenaries after me," Velvet replies, his voice echoing through the now partially destroyed tenement, and seeming to come from several different directions at once. As the shots ring out--Velvet slumps down close to a wall and pulls his feet in, discarding the tranq rifle with a clatter next to him as drywall and splinters rain down, one of the bullets grazing his arm and burning like a son of a bitch as it passes through the skin there. Velvet somehow manages not to scream by biting down on the sleeve of his suit.
As the man continues to shoot, Velvet bursts through a partially destroyed wall and aims his booted foot up against the man's jaw, trying to knock him out with a swift half roundhouse kick!
COMBATSYS: Velvet Blue successfully hits Tekken Force with Evasive Strike.
- Power hit! -
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Tekken Force 0/-------/=======|======-\-------\0 Velvet Blue
COMBATSYS: Tekken Force can no longer fight.
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COMBATSYS: Velvet Blue dodges Tekken Force's Combat Knife Advance.
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The kick smashes against the side of Falcon's jaw, breaking it and causing his gas mask to go askew. It doesn't help that he staggers to the side and his head connects with the opposite wall. He stumbles a little, his gun dropping from his hand.
How is he still standing?
Falcon takes an uncoordinated step forward, unsheathing a combat knife from his chest harness. He takes a few drunken slashes at Velvet, desperate whimpers escaping him. His pain finally overcomes his fear of failure, and Velvet can see him fall to his knees, then collapse face-first into the debris-strewn hallway.
He's out for the count.
"Nrgh!" Velvet's yellow eyes go wild, and he snarls--catching the knife blade with his fucking teeth--jerking his head to one side to break it off from the grip of the weapon. It's at his moment one can see that not only are those teeth big and ivory, but he has rather large fangs, and those bicuspids grip the metal without chipping or breaking. Thrashing his head to throw the now broken blade away, Velvet puts a hand against the now destroyed wall he came out of and pants, looking a fair bit hurt--of course there was the toxins he'd been injected with, as well.
"Tell your boss, I run Kabukicho--no one comes in here," Velvet looked down at the man who was now very much unconscious, stepping over his body as he begins to walk away, trying to find his way out. Of course, even as he left, Velvet had the feeling whoever this guy's boss was they wouldn't be very happy when they came back empty-handed. Right now Velvet didn't give a shit. There was bigger problems now since the werewolves were back, and he was going to get at whatever fuckery was in their midst.
COMBATSYS: Velvet Blue has ended the fight here.
Log created on 18:37:55 04/06/2020 by Velvet Blue, and last modified on 21:37:10 04/06/2020.