Wednesday, June 10, 2015

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His next opponents were a bit smarter. The abilities started coming out--strings of explosions, flanked by flames and acid and flaming acid.

It ripped into his armor, but that was the extent of the damage. His barehanded grip on Haqq’s shield held firm as each attack leveled against him felt about as dangerous as a warm breeze. Even the force behind the explosions, detonating at point-blank range, broke against his body like they were nothing more than water balloons.

Through it all, Hector propelled himself upward on a metal platform, out of the smoke and materializing a fresh cloud of iron flakes to help him regain his bearings.

On the rooftop, right there next to him, were four invisible bodies just waiting. He could already see acid spewing out of one of their apparent mouths.

Instead of dodging, however, Hector dove straight into the acid, his free hand reaching for the spitter’s apparent mouth. He found it, and immediately, an iron disc exploded out of the invisible servant’s head, chopping it clean off. Blood gushed free, but the separated head and body both remained invisible. By the time Hector hit the roof, more ineffectual attacks were slamming into him, and he just concentrated on the iron disc he’d made, adding iron walls to it so that it became a coating for the severed head. He slid down toward his trophy and grabbed it before it rolled off the roof.

That was one less opponent that he had to worry about, but with the amount of shit they were flinging at him now, he figured that there had to be at least a dozen more of these assholes.

“What the fuck?! You said he was weak!”

“Idiots! Stop messing around and just kill him!”

And then he heard the deep piping noise of destruction users.


  1. Vincent Atd[perspherspley]June 10, 2015 at 1:18 AM

    Even the [the] force behind the explosions, detonating at point-blank range, broke against his body like they were nothing more than water balloons.

    He slid down toward his trophy and [gabbed] it before it rolled off the roof.

    I think these Servants have an item made from the bone of an Aberration that made them invisible.

  2. Hmm. Is Hector actually using the shield's soul properties right now? Because if not, these servants must be incredibly young to have their attacks be so inneffectual against his soul defenses.

  3. Got it, thanks.

    'n yeah, he's using the shield.

  4. his free hand reaching for spitter’s mouth. Missing a that?

  5. Oliver MiddletonJune 10, 2015 at 4:29 AM

    And that's how the Darksteel Soldier got a reputation for collecting human heads, covering them in iron and sticking them to his amour. Naturally looking like a particularly shiny member of Khorne's chaos space marine wasn't too great for his PR but at the time he had more pressing matters to deal with.

    On the upside when you're investigating a murder/frame job that could only have been pulled off be someone invisible and then you just happen to find a group of invisible arseholes you really don't need to do much thinking to put 2 and 2 together

  6. It has been a while since i commented, I really love it when hector fights. This is great

  7. Well, on the plus side, he'll be able to see the paths of destruction converging on him, and might even be able to block them with the shield. What he really should be doing, though, is making a giant iron drum to catch the attention of the multiple bullshit-powerful servants he's in the company of.

  8. So I'm lost, are these all servants? Some kind of creature from under the crust? Like what's goin on?

  9. Vincent Atd[perspherspley]June 10, 2015 at 8:28 PM

    They have an item(bone of an aberration) that will make them invisible.

  10. Oh, thanks for the heads did I miss that?

  11. Vincent Atd[perspherspley]June 11, 2015 at 1:44 AM

    It's when Lynn started using the ability of the aberration she stole, and Octavia's aberration bone-sword.

  12. No I mean I know they exist, I just didn't realize they could cloak an entire group of people like that, I thought it was single user abilities

  13. Nícolas Sagrillo de AraújoJune 11, 2015 at 7:17 AM

    She doesn't really know that, Satan. We are all grasping at straws here trying to figure out what's going on.

  14. Vincent Atd[perspherspley]June 11, 2015 at 10:53 AM

    Well, Lynn can extend her powers to others, so why not this ability, too?

  15. Lynn has yet to use her secondary power at all. You might be thinking of Ibai, who has extended his powers to others in both friendly and hostile ways.

  16. I bet 5 internetz this is servant science, not an aberration power. It would probably need to be pretty darn strong to make souls entirely invisible (as opposed to just obstructed with another soul), and if that's the case then you'd think they'd use the shadow against him too.

  17. sounds like hector is becoming more and more reliable, i hope the sword girl come back for more romantic pranks.

  18. Mahdi AparentylycntsayawsomJune 14, 2015 at 5:31 PM

    Now all we need is a psychopath who loves heads

  19. Not a typo, just me being annoying again:

    "he just concentrated on the iron disc he’d made, changing it into a coating for the severed head."

    Materialization users can't change their creations afterwards, can they? Putting it this way sounds kind of misleading. I think it doesn't even matter that much that he uses the disc, just saying that he's coating the head in iron is enough.

  20. Hmm. Well, it would be a different image in the mind if I changed it to that. Hector is using the disc as a base from which to grow the rest of the coating around the head, since the disc is already covering the bottom of it.

    I don't think it's too much of a stretch to say they can "change" their creations. They can both destroy and add on to them; they just can't move around particles that have already been created.

    But hmm. I suppose it might be confusing. I'll reword.