Earth CS2: The Dead World
*They have traveled long days through space, and have finally come to a planet. It was once a living planet, one full of organisms that had thrived in an environment with much oxygen. Ferns and horsetail-like plants once grew as tall as trees, and among the creatures that walked the planet were some that had just begun to utilize agriculture*
*It used to be a living world*
*Now, as Thor and Sif set down on the surface, it is dead. It looks as though something touched it and from that single point a withering sickness grew* *everything died*
*A troubled look crosses’s Thor’s face as he looks out upon the dead landscape, the rot of plant life heavy in the air*
This is the third world we have found in such a state. *he toes at a fallen horsetail as thick as his forearm* This sickness is spreading.
In which things get smashed and broken
*Steve manages to avoid the falling masonry but he is clutching at his side* Thor! Sif, Jan’s down. Jan’s… Can you manage?
*he doesn’t wait for an answer, but runs to the rubble where Jan was and starts pulling bits away* Jan? Jan can you hear me? JAN?
*Partially out of breath, Wanda hurries onto the scene, newly appreciative of her brother’s abilities.*
Captain! *Seeing the rubble, Wanda pushes away the bigger pieces with magic, leaving them off to the side.* What’s happened? How can I help?
*the building comes down and buries his crowbar along with the Wasp* *Wrecker swears, but he can still hit pretty hard without the crowbar* *but Thunderball is down, and it looks like Bulldozer is about to be taken out*
*Still, the Wasp is down, and it doesn’t look like Captain America is going to be doing the Avengers much good right now*
*Wrecker staggers up - some of the debris hit him on the way down - intent on taking out the one remaining threat that’s not an Asgardian, and maybe getting his crowbar back*
*except now there’s someone else*
*Wrecker fixes the Scarlet Witch with a look* You want to know what happened? Your insect friend got wrecked. *tries to call the crowbar back to his hand, but all the debris seems to be interfering*
*Steve gives Wanda a grateful look, but scowls as Wrecker approaches* *the debris seems to move on its own and Steve catches a glimpse of what might be blood* If she’s hurt badly I… *he seems unsure whether to keep moving rubble and find Jan or attack Wrecker*
*he settles for standing protectively over the spot he thinks she is, in a fighting stance, trying not to wince at the pain in his ribs*
Scarlet Witch, you have my permission to do whatever you can to take this man down.
*She gives Steve a brief look of concern, then refocuses back on the Wrecker, narrowing her eyes.* With pleasure, Captain.
*Raising both hands, Wanda gathers a great deal of magic in both hands. First, a shield goes up around Steve and Jan, just in case. The air around her ripples and crackles, and a dense magical blast strikes Wrecker directly in the chest.*
*Okay, he wasn’t expecting that*
*he might be more or less impervious to physical attacks, but especially without his magical crowbar, he isn’t so impervious to magical attacks*
*yeah, he’s down and out*
*Watches him go down with MORE than a little satisfaction, then turns back to frantically moving rubble* Help, Jan’s under here and she’s hurt. I don’t know… Thor? Thor can you move this quickly she took a hit and then the crowbar…
*he continues pulling rubble out of the way, ignoring his ribs completely now*
*his fight with Bulldozer over, Thor strides quickly to where Wanda and Steve are* *he gets there and puts a hand on Steve’s shoulder, gently trying to move him to the side*
Steve. You are hurt. Let me do this.
*he stoops, lifting pieces faster than Steve can manage*
Lots of big muscle-y men
*shrugs with a grin* If you think that is all that you are capable of managing, my lord.
*lunges at Piledriver, bringing her sword down hard in a powerful arch towards his head, hoping to land the pommel*
*Bulldozer catches Mjolnir in the side and is thrown away, but Piledriver keeps coming* *he gets almost to Sif when she attacks, and uses one fist to block the pommel of the sword as it comes down towards him*
*she is obviously a lot stronger than he anticipated though, because his arm buckles and he is thrown off balance*
*there is the sound of the building coming down from behind him, and Thor can hear Steve yelling* *Thor looks up; he had seen Jan go giant size out of the corner of his eye, but now she is nowhere in sight, and Steve looks frantic*
*he has some idea of what has happened*
*turns a furious eye on Bulldozer* *Mjolnir crackles with magic as he strikes him again, straight at his legs to keep him from barreling at him again*
Lots of big muscle-y men
*rolls her eyes as she lifts her sword, ready to bring it down on whatever or whomever is attacking next*
I could hardly leave you to this alone, now could I, my lord? Besides, this card of yours is most difficult to ignore.
*grins* I will forgive you for having a battle without me, but it will come at a cost.
*on the ground, quite close by each other by happenstance, Piledriver and Bulldozer roll over, groaning. They look up and see Sif and Piledriver gapes for a second before Bulldozer makes a hur hur sound*
Bulldozer: They make women where he comes from too? Can we move there?
Piledriver: Shut up and attack them!
*they both get to their feet and rush at Sif*
Come, now, Sif, I cannot always invite you along with me to work. *he strikes out at Bulldozer as the two men rush at Sif, sending Mjolnir into his side*
Shall we each take one, then?
*doesn’t wait for an answer, but throws himself at Bulldozer, catching Mjolnir as she returns and bashing him upside the head*
Lots of big muscle-y men
*Piledriver watches Bulldozer get knocked aside and grunts in surprise, before attempting to pummel Thor* *you can probably guess how well that goes* *Mjolnir gets him in the stomach and he oophs, falling backwards*
*Bulldozer hits the wall and shakes his head with a wall of rage before charging again* *there is no finesse in the attack at all, but he is very fast and gets up a fair amount of momentum*
*Sif is apparently enjoying a rare nap, and for reasons that are her own she is enjoying her rare nap in Thor’s room, taking the opportunity to hog up all the space and blankets as well*
*Thor’s Avengers card starts making noise on the table, and even though her first instinct is to hit it, hard, she instead sits up and picks up the card*
*She tilts her head, squinting at the name of the location, then frowns*
*makes a long suffering sigh*
He requires so much minding.
*makes short order of changing into magic armour and grabbing her sword, leaving the blankets in a trail on the floor behind her. she makes her way to wherever Thor is, the commotion of the fighting with all of them catching her attention long before she sees any of the Avengers*
*spies the being charging very fast at Thor, her pace picking up to head it off, sword raised*
*Bulldozer hits him straight on, and the momentum is staggering* *but Thor, even thrown back as he is, manages to get his arms around Bulldozer’s midsection and tosses him, then follows up by flinging Mjolnir at him*
*he hears the sound of someone moving towards them and casts a glance to the side* *he grins*
Ah, my lady. I am glad you could join us. *mjolnir returns to his hand*
Lots of big muscle-y men
*Bulldozer opens his eyes wide and glances at Piledriver, who shrugs* Nah, he can’t be as strong as everyone says he is!
*Bulldozer seems a little less sure, but he shrugs anyway, lowers his head, and charges at Thor, roaring* *Piledriver smacks his fists together, grinning, and launches himself after Bulldozer* I’M GONNA SMASH YOU, BLONDIE!
*Thor tosses his head, and gives a short laugh* Haha, I think not. *he swings with Mjolnir, smashing it into Bulldozer and knocking him aside* *his return swing is not quite in time to stop Piledriver, who knocks into him* *his head snaps back from the force of the blow, but he strikes out with Mjolnir again, hoping to catch him in the stomach*
Lots of big muscle-y men
*As the two new-comers to the scene start move converge on where Jan is, Thor himself moves. He drops down right before them, cutting off their path, no longer in his jeans and flannel but in his armor, cloak snapping in the wind caused by his sudden movement*
I do not think that is a wise idea. Perhaps you would prefer to take on a god instead? *flips his hammer in his hand and readies himself for an attack*
*she gives him a warm smile* Thank you, big guy. Always good to know you’re there.
*she also nods towards Steve* I’m ready, love. Let’s see how this plan goes.
*heads out from where they’ve been keeping watch; she’s in civilian clothing for the moment, no sense going out there in full Wasp costume*
*she intercepts the first man as he is about to enter the bank - he’s big and heavily muscled, and wearing a coat - which is odd because it’s pretty warm out* *she manages to get a good look at his face; he’s not one of the guys in the file Daisy gave them*
*unfortunately, getting a good look at his face means that he sees her as well*
*Steve gives them both a nod, then lightly jumps down from the roof* *he too, is wearing civilian clothes, and he walks up to the second suspect with his hands in his pockets, giving him a friendly smile*
Lovely evening, isn’t it?
*the man, who is actually Thunderball, tries to shoulder past Steve without talking to him, but Steve lays a light hand on his shoulder* People these days can be so rude. *he tuts, noticing under the trench coat what looks remarkably like a wrecking ball* You on your way to do a bit of construction work, friend?
*Thor’s still keeping a watch; he sees two more men who roughly fit the description from the files* *one of them appears to be wearing some sort of metal hat*
*speaks over the comm unit quietly* There appear to be two more men who could be part of this group approaching.
*Steve gives Thor a big smile* It’s always nice having you along Thor. You definitely have a lot of my feelings on issues.
*glances at Jan, then down at the street, eye caught by a sudden movement* *he ducks down* Jan. Over there. Seems a little bigger and bulkier than most, even with that hat. Could be one of our guys.
*trains the binoculars on him* Oh, yeah. That could be one of them. And - *moves the binoculars onto another man coming from a different direction* - looks like we’ve got a second one.
Okay, Steve, how do you want to do this?
*nods as he takes in the situation* Okay since we’ve only got two, we might want to start this quiet. Jan can you intercept hat man, bump into him, make sure he’s our guy. If he is, you can detain him. Thor, if he attacks you can back Jan up. I’ll do the same with our other guy. Ready?
*Thor nods* I am ready. Janet, if you need help, I will be there.
*mouths wow, because seriously, he must have learned the whole language really fast* Oh, yes, those dratted irregular verbs.
*moves over to peer out into the street again* So, any sign of anything?
*Steve shakes his head* Bank’s getting ready to close. If anything’s going to happen it will have to happen soon. Unless these guys are strong enough to crack the bars and into a fifty-inch safe.
*glances at Thor* I’m not entirely sure they’re not strong enough to do that, by the way, which is why we won’t be leaving even if they don’t try something before then. It’s not their MO though, mostly they come during the day.
*he presses his lips together, disapproving* They seem to enjoy catching innocents in the crossfire.
Those dossiers Agent Johnson gave us suggested that they are that strong. And we don’t know how many of them there actually are in this group. *snags the binoculars from Steve and looks through them* There could be just two, or there couple be, like, six.
If there be two or six, we shall still take them on. If they are endangering innocents, then we cannot let them continue with their evil deeds.
CrackSmash RP blog for Thor run by thesilverfeatheredraven. Occasionally, Darcy Lewis will chime in with her two cents.