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 Atlanta is a strange city. Anything taller than three floors is ground down by magic wave after magic wave. Electric street signs are busted, missing or replaced by their more primitive kin. The tarmac of the streets is cracked as are the cement of the sidewalks and plant life has gone wild. Yet despite all this, the humans of the city rebuild...except here in Unicorn Lane. Here magic and the wild are the apex predator and not just during the Magic Waves. Things hide and quiver in the shadows. What people live here do so because there is simple no where else in the city that will accept them. It is dangerous. It is unpredictable and it is where Andrea is hoping to buy some guns on the sly.

Point in fact, she's already bought the guns and is currently sitting in what is left of a small city park, or what was once a small city park. Now it's more a mid-sized city jungle complete with unidentifiable and eerie animal sounds. The animal sounds are leaving her alone for now and so she is making sure her purchases (two Glocks and a submachine gun) were worth the effort and cost. She's also got a perfect view of all the windows and doorways to the empty shells of three apartment buildings that surround the park's entrance.

Date: 2013-03-28 02:28 am (UTC)
venusadept_2: (older thinking)
From: [personal profile] venusadept_2
This is not Milliways.

This is very distinctly not Milliways. The sounds, the smells - though Felix is not usually a very olfactory person - even the quality of the light is wrong.

And, of course, there's the fact that he seems to be in a very abandoned building. He doesn't know of any of those on Milliways' grounds.

Well, the first thing to do in an unfamiliar situation is to gather information. Crouching, Felix makes his way toward a doorway to get a look outside.

Date: 2013-03-29 02:28 am (UTC)
venusadept_2: (light)
From: [personal profile] venusadept_2
Ah. Someone doesn't seem happy.

Felix slowly steps out to give her a clear view of him, hands open and away from his sides.

"I don't mean any harm," he calls. "I am just... lost."

It's true, and perhaps more importantly it looks true. Or at least, his clothes (rough, loose cotton tunic and pants, well-worn leather boots, and a sword sheathed at his waist - this last clearly the highest-quality part of the outfit, by a huge margin) don't look like they would be from around here.

Date: 2013-04-03 02:52 pm (UTC)
venusadept_2: (older thinking)
From: [personal profile] venusadept_2
Curiously, Felix doesn't seem worried about the howl. Maybe he thinks it's nothing to worry about, or that he can handle whatever is causing it.

"I was trying to find a bar," he starts, trying to decide how much to say. "I have been there before, but not in a while. It's called Milliways."

Date: 2013-04-05 06:28 pm (UTC)
venusadept_2: (long day)
From: [personal profile] venusadept_2
Reading people has never been one of Felix's greatest skills, so he can't tell whether she knows Milliways. Better to play it safe, then. As much as he can without knowing the area, anyway.

"I'm not actually sure, off the top of my head. I usually find it by following landmarks. I must have missed one this time."

Date: 2013-04-05 10:22 pm (UTC)
venusadept_2: (light)
From: [personal profile] venusadept_2
Aha! "Yes, that sounds right." Just to be sure, he adds, "With the Window."

Like it or not (and he doesn't), that's definitely an identifying feature.

Date: 2013-04-11 11:26 am (UTC)
venusadept_2: (older thinking)
From: [personal profile] venusadept_2
"No," he protests. "I was at home, and I tried to get to Milliways, and ended up in that building instead." He points, probably unnecessarily.

It does sound that way.

Date: 2013-04-16 11:33 am (UTC)
venusadept_2: (it is a sword)
From: [personal profile] venusadept_2
Felix is about to accept the matches, or ask her why here would be different than elsewhere, but then Andrea notices whatever threat she notices. Felix doesn't have her knowledge of this world, or apparently her sense of smell, but he's willing to follow her lead. Almost too quickly to see, his sword is in his hands - not directly threatening anything, but out and ready.

Date: 2013-04-17 11:49 pm (UTC)
venusadept_2: (dangerous)
From: [personal profile] venusadept_2
He nods, taking that in. There's a great deal he'd like to know more about, but if they're about to be attacked it isn't a good time to ask.

"I'm Felix. No last name. Anything I should know about the monsters you have here?"

His decade-plus of experience fighting monsters will probably help, but it's nice to know about any peculiarities before they hit him (literally or not).

He's also going to check to see if his magic is available, like Andrea mentioned; if it works, his eyes will start to glow faintly yellow.

Date: 2013-04-18 03:07 am (UTC)
venusadept_2: (power of earth)
From: [personal profile] venusadept_2
"Ah."

Well, one good start in a fight is to divide the opponent's attention. Felix makes some rocks fall in an alley off to the side. Nothing too far away, especially since he's not sure how well his powers will work here, but he should be able to manage enough of an angle that the monster can't look at them and the sound at the same time.

Unless it's a chimera or similar; that has crossed Felix's mind. But even if it is, distracting it and knowing that should be helpful.

Date: 2013-04-18 07:56 pm (UTC)
venusadept_2: (dangerous)
From: [personal profile] venusadept_2
"Yes," Felix whispers back, just as quietly. He begins approaching their opponent, simultaneously stepping away from Andrea.

Date: 2013-04-22 11:56 pm (UTC)
venusadept_2: (light)
From: [personal profile] venusadept_2
Felix nods.

Diplomacy having never been one of his strong points, and certainly not one he's had opportunity to practice on non-humanoids at home, he lets Andrea do the talking. Possibly his sword doesn't make the best counterpoint, but he's not putting it away just yet.

[OOC: Ooh, displacer beast. This is going to be fuuuun.]

Date: 2013-04-29 12:38 pm (UTC)
venusadept_2: (dangerous)
From: [personal profile] venusadept_2
Well, that's a startling sensation! Almost by reflex, Felix sends a small earthquake at the creature, only to find that while it's still small, it's considerably more forceful than he intended. Its target may well be flung into the air, and who can say where it'd land?

Date: 2013-05-15 04:49 pm (UTC)
venusadept_2: (Felix is displeased with this developmen)
From: [personal profile] venusadept_2
As many a monster back home knew - briefly - Felix's most preferred combat technique involves hitting things with swords. As it happens, though, he's a bit out of sword-range of this one. He therefore summons a pile of rocks into the air above it...

...And watches as they clatter to the ground around the beast, producing little more than a clatter. The creature snarls.

Date: 2013-05-24 03:41 am (UTC)
venusadept_2: (older fierce)
From: [personal profile] venusadept_2
Badly, indeed; one of its paws gets caught in a crack.

Hang on, was that crack there a minute ago? It looks like it's getting bigger. And leaking light...

A bunch of rocks burst out of the crack, spraying upward. A lot of them go right past the beast, but others pummel its underside.

Date: 2013-05-30 10:20 pm (UTC)
venusadept_2: (Felix is displeased with this developmen)
From: [personal profile] venusadept_2
There would be, wouldn't there? All right, options, options...

Felix sends a burst of healing energy Andrea's way. "Perhaps some way to hit an area instead of aiming at it specifically? Is that something you can do?" Despite her introduction earlier, Felix really has very little idea of Andrea's abilities.

Date: 2013-06-13 01:41 pm (UTC)
venusadept_2: (power of earth)
From: [personal profile] venusadept_2
Felix scowls. This just gets better and better.

Aiming is not really one of his strong points, but rocks are. He points his sword at the beast, his eyes glow briefly, and a lot of rocks fall out of the air above and around it.

Indeed, that's quite a lot of rocks, since Felix is still adjusting to the power-up. Enough that even if the creature survives the pummeling, it'll have trouble finding stable footing until it gets away from where it was.

Date: 2013-06-29 05:25 pm (UTC)
venusadept_2: (djinni)
From: [personal profile] venusadept_2
And while it's having a harder time of dodging...

The world seems to roll up into a ball, about ten or twelve feet across, between the three of them. Felix's touch sets the ball spinning, and then his outstretched hand sends it shooting straight at the beast. And even without the rocks, it's hard to evade something that big going that fast. The ball bursts as it hits, restoring the world around them (such as it is).

(It's a bit of illusion, and a bit of metaphor, and a lot of pain. Not necessarily one of Felix's favorite tactics, but he's getting annoyed.)

Date: 2013-07-20 06:04 pm (UTC)
venusadept_2: (older fierce)
From: [personal profile] venusadept_2
Felix has no particular objection to killing animals, but this thing seems considerably more intelligent than most animals. Besides, he'd just as soon not deal with it and its dodging skills any more.

He lets his eyes flash yellow, although he doesn't actually cast anything, and shouts wordlessly, flinging his arms wide. Hopefully that'll get the beast to just run off.

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