Rhinovirus

Summary:
December 31 2014: Kane Reynard comes upon Nyx in the middle of a fight with the Rhino

Staten Island - South Shore

Staten Island is about as close as one gets to suburbia while within the New York City limits. Also, now there's a large crater there..


Characters

NPCs

  • The Rhino

Mood Music:
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Gotham is the domain of the Fox. The silent, well mostly silent, guardian of the supernatural night hunts almost exclusively there. There are a number of good reasons for that too. Kane however, Kane's a human being, not a supernatural vigilante and sometimes he has occasion to go elsewhere. Like today, when he came up to New York to deliver a fairly realistic, iron worked prop Claymore to a movie shoot location. Someone had wanted to go in for hyper realism and Kane's one of the best in the business when it comes to old timey crafts.

He hadn't felt like taking the subway back home, so he called Stomper, a ghostly elk and now, after sunset, finds himself trotting along the southern shore of Staten island. Astride a transparent elk.

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Well hell. Nyx hasn't figured out she can Fly, but Fly she does. She just got her ass punched from Shore Roads Park in Brooklyn, across the Hudson River.. which put on a good show for those heading to Times Square for the ball drop on the Verreazano-Narrows Bridge, and cratered into Arthor Von Briesen Park on Staten Island. BOOM.

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It's the boom more than anyhting else that gets Kane's attention. "Come on Stomper…"

He's not vigilante-ing. Just curious at this point. It's not like he thinking this is anything dangerous. He just wants to know what it is.

The glowing elk can move a lot faster than it should. It moves at highway speeds in fact. Like a smart motorcycle. He's at the edge of the crater in time to see… "Er… ow. You okay?"

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Nyx's back.. and ass are visible in the crater. Her tastefully tattered pants a bit more beat to hell but still nicely PG-13. She rolls over and spits dirt "I think… I ate a gopher…" she sounds pained though despite the quipy comeback. She shakes her head violently trying to clear it "Damnit…. how far did he horn me… god listen to me Horn me…. … jesus christ who wears a Rhino suit and tries to knock over the Federal Reserve…" her mask is .. well somewhere in the Hudson. Her hoodie is shredded. She looks really irritated.

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Now Kane is laughing. He urges the elk forward at a walk. "Rhino suit eh? Looks like you got the… worse end of the fight. Did he really through you from the federal reserve to here? And you survived? Color me impressed." The man on the elk reaches down and offers Nyx a hand.

"You need a coat or some pants or something?"

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Nyx shakes her head a bit more trying to clear it, then accepts the hand up "No we fought all the way to the waterline…" she squints across the river "Really should get back over there…" she is tattered yes "Im… " she checks "Still decent.. damnit…" she glares at the water. Still she took a shot that launched her across the Hudson River. "A rhino…"

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Kane chuckles and hauls on that hand. "Okay you, up on the Elk. If you got thrown across a river by a rhino then you must be one of those hero types. Don't worry. I won't be taking any pictures. Need a lift somewhere or do you fly or teleport or other jazz like that?"

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Nyx spits some more dirt and then eyes you and then eyes the Elk. Wait a minute. Elk "What the hell s that… is that a Ghost Elk…" she just stares for a moment then looks back to you then to the Elk. "Uh.. I could use a ride.. I wish I could fly or teleport…"

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"It's Stomper. He's a spirit yeah. But he doesn't bite. Unless I ask him to. Come on up you go." Kane grins and once Nyx is up he turns to trot out of the crater and northward in the direction of the town.
"So what do I call you? And where am I headed? I'm not a mind reader. And even if I were it'd be rude."

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Nyx climbs up onto the elk "Oh.. I thought we would go across the river and find that Rhino guy and give me another shot at him… if he is still there… can this .. uh Stomper run across water or fly or something?" she eyes it a bit spectulatively.

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Kane laughs. "Alright then heroine. Yes he does. Not fly. I call someone else for that. Well, let's get going."

Stomper starts to circle, running around the rim of the crater before taking off like a shot toward the Hudson. It doesn't look at first like he's going to actually do anything but just crash into the river but when he gets to the water… amazingly… he runs across it. It's not that he's going that fast, it's just that he's got no real weight unless he wants to.

"Okay." Kane shouts over the rushing air. "Where is HOLY CRAP!" He jerks the elk out of the way of a chunk of masonry. "Nevermind. I found him."

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The girl grabs ahold of Kane as they ride an elk across the river now "ack….. " then a moment later "Wheeee" not at all dignified "This is great!" Nyx finally says. One they are in the park she starts looking, but the hurled chunk of building is the key "Right…" she pulls herself up using you partially as a lever and leaps off the Elk, her forearms and hands start to glow with violent energy "Hey there you reject from the Zoo… let's try this again!"

Rhino was turfing up some of the cops that responded when the Elk and riders arrived. He did horn some building at it, but it missed "I am going to end you lady!" he yells and starts pawing the earth to charge.

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Kane for his part isn't about to get into a fight with a man in a power armored Rhino suit. Why are those words in the same sentence anyway? He circles upward and watches… the girl never did tell him what to call her so he's going to call her… "Hey Meteor. Don't get thrown again!"

Oy… he was hoping not to have to do this. He's not even in costume, but he might be able to… The man reaches into a sack at his side and pulls out a small selection at charms. He's a druid. Maybe he can bless her to give her a fighting chance… assuming she doesn't get thrown.

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Nyx leaps out of the way dodging the Rhino charge and horning this time "Woah…. christ… what is this guy on…." she starts to unload hard on the guy's back … energy blasts cauysing him to tumble forward and lose some ground. The thing is, he isn't nearly as effected as Nyx hoped he would be. "Crap"

The Rhino pivots finallly and starts to head back cursing into the energy blasts "ImaRIpYourArmsOffLady!"

There it is. She uses energy blasts. Natural power, natural forms even if unnatural in source. Kane pulls out a necklace of runes inscribed on an four chunks of unworked metal. It begins to glow, very very brightly. Then it disintigrates in a burst of purple light which shootts into Nyx. Blessing of Ironbite. Let's see Nyx's powerblasts now.

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Nyx gets hit with the purple light "Aieee" she notes loudly but then it isn't hurting her. Of course she totally gets horned when she is distracted by the light. That totally looked like it pierced through her torso entirely and launched her into a building across the street. BOOOOOM

Rhino turns to look at Kane next "Now you little MAN!" he starts to paw the ground and get ready to charge in at Kane "CRUSH YOU"

Then an energy beam lances out of the hole in the building Nyx made, and knocks him ass over tea kettle.

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Kane sags with relief. Because he hadn't been looking forward to taking on the Rhino. Because he can't. In this fight, his best bet is to bless someone. Nyx has about as much blessing as she can take though, so his play? His play is to scramble out of the way as fast as possible. "HEY METEOR! YOU GOT HIM BUT HE'S NOT DONE YET!"

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Myx drags herself out of the rubble, no hole in her torso it looks like. She shakes off building dust a bit dazed "Wha…"

Rhino staggers to his feet and pivots and just down and out charges Nyx again. Crap.

Nyx leaps up this time at the last minute getting above him and then blasts down with both hands… she lands on top of him and keeps on blasting really hard making a crater around Rhino as she does.

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Kane's easily out of the way now. A layer of dust blasts out of the crater and coats his face, eyes, clothes… his elk…

"Yeah… okay… now I need a bath." He sighs.

"METEOR! HEY METEOR!" The druid shields his eyes and stumbles forward, hoping against hope the girl made it… and Rhino didn't.

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Nyx coughs in the crater. Bleep. Bleep. Then she hops out now covered in dirt, mud, snow, dust. She looksbedraggled but Rhino isn't crawling after her "I Really Don't Like That Guy!" she declares as she wobbles. Thank goodness for Kane's blesssing to amp her energy blasts. Her systems she isn't aware of are analyzing the blessing, closely.

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The blessing itself is odd. Kane is likely to tell her that it's magic. It's not. The biological components of Nyx' systems have been turbocharged. The energy is slowly expending itself but she's likely to remain 'blessed' for several minutes more. Where the energy came from is something of a mystery since Kane isn't actively doing anything paranormal.

"Are you okay?" He extends his hand and offers it out to haul her up to the lip. "I'm not real fond either."

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Those subsystems are still, unknown to Nyx, examing it like everything, for upgrade potential.

Nyx though accepts the hand up. "Thanks.. Meteor huh… that isn't bad… names Nyx." she grins then glances into the hole. "Man I hope the SRD gets some sort of unit here quicklike…. that guy is rough."

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"Nyx huh? That's pretty good. Greek goddess of the night? You do magic?" Kane grins. "Nevermind. I was just going off it because you fell out of the sky."

Sirens fill the air. "Ah, there's those SRD. I should go. You gonna stick around and answer questions?" If not Stomper's standing by for another motorcycle elk lift.

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Nyx looks to the backup sirens and probably extreme tactical teams "uhm… no I definitely don't want to answer questions or explain all the property damage…" she looks to you and the Elk and will totally take a lift. "Goddess of night.. wow um no I had no idea I just thought it sounded cool.. though you are the second person to tell me that I picked an interesting name"

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"Well… you know I just read a lot. Up you go." This time the elk heads north, along the Hudson, over the Hudson and along the bank toward Manhattan. "So… that's all fun." Kane chuckles. "You got some super secret headquarters that I should unknowingly drop you near, or…" He's a vigilante sometimes but you know, sort of a poor one. He doesn't really have you know, super secret anything.

Based on Nyx's outfit, it is a reach she has a super secret lair. She laughs though "uh no crappy apartment in the Bronx.. just drop me somewhere in Manhattan without witnesses I guess… what was that purple thing you did?"
"Ironbite." Kane chuckles softly. "I do… Blessings. I can make people better. Well, not really. That's a bit grandiose."

The man riding the glowing elk thinks for a moment. "I let people be the things that they can be but haven't had the chance to put in the work to be yet. I unlock potential. We call them blessings. Well 'we'. I."

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Nyx holds on for the ride again watching the environment. She wonders if anyone recorded this fight, cause man if it goes viral it will only help undo some of the crappy other incidents in December.
"Oh hey… is that like religious or like magic.. arent blessings what priests do?"

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"Yes and no. I believe in a… system. Things are a certain way and you can learn to urge them to be different. It's magic, yeah. Druidism. I don't know that I'd go so far as to call it my religion but it's what I believe." The elk slows and Kane steers it onto a side street. Things look pretty empty here. Near a park, near a subway.

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Nyx slides off the elk thumping down to her feet. "So yeah what is your name then.. Im Nyx as I said.. or evidently meteor. Also magic… that is very new to me. it does sound pretty help though… it really worked on that Rhino guy"

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"Yeah, well I'm glad it did." Kane laughs. "I'm no hero myself so that was about all I could do for you. And my name's Kane, not that it's likely to be that important." Yeaaaaah, so small lie there but the druid does have a secret identity to protect. No use lying about it now though, since she saw him without a mask in more or less normal clothes.

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Right riding a transparent elk spirit. "Well you were really helpful tonight… I dont know if I could have been able to put him down without your blessing." Nyx grins there "If you ever need a hand.. hey…" she digs around and offers you a bit of paper with her burner phone number.

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Kane takes it. Hey, always nice to have friends. "Sure. Thanks Nyx. And hey good luck. I'll look for you on herowatch.com or youtube or something like that, eh?"

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Nyx winces "god.. I hate youtube…" she doesn't elaborate though. She may someday just wipe herself off the Net but not today. "Thanks again.. uh happy elk riding yeah"

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"Yeah I should be getting home." Kane winks as he… how does he direct that Elk? There's no saddle and no reigns. "Gotham ain't going to come to me. Have a good night."

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Nyx steps further back and lifts a hand to wave before looking down to herself "man I need to get a raise… clothes break so easy…" she sighs and then heads down the side street towards home.


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