He grabbed the man's own paratrooping device that Anse had now carefully removed from the man's back, and handed it to Sebastian. Improve his as well if you can. No use in putting effort in him if his batch outclasses him.
Sebastian questioned him on time. For Icarus, take your time. Those soldier's won't be ready for while. For the Daedalus Project though, you'll have about three days time, max.
He turned to Anse, continuing to speak as the scientist placed the soldier in a clear Stasis Pod, sealing it. The bulk of the work to him will be done tonight, but he'll need time to rest for the.. well, everything really, to stick.
He placed his hand on the Pod, the smoke he blew out of his mouth from the cigarette temporarily fogged up the glass. If you have any questions Sebastian, you may contact me through IAGIS.
The condensation began to clear from the glass, allowing it's captive's face to be seen.I've got big plans in store for you.
--------------------Hours Earlier, Basement Floor Six--------------------Sir, we haven't tested the capabilities of this floor yet. I don't understand why we can't use BF5 like we have before.Because, Anse, what good is a foot soldier in today's universe that can't even wield a basic spell? We need someone with both, and none of the candidates before have shown promise.
The two walked down the long white hallway side-by-side. Felonix had left Burning Rage behind in favor of his smaller sword, Lingering Darkness. The once-shattered sword of dark energy hung in its holster at his side. Anse's face was buried in a clipboard, as usual. His small pen furiously scratched the paper as he made notes. Any faster and he'll light the damn thing on fire.
They arrived at the controls for the training room, Anse setting down his paperwork and sitting in the chair behind the console. Felonix stood over his right shoulder, observing the procedure as Anse leaned forward, speaking into an intercom-like microphone.Alright gentleman, the three of you are going to be pitted against a small horde of simulated monsters. They may be digital, but they are real enough to cause damage, so fight your hardest and your best. For this test, we will be examining both your physical and magical capabilities so remember, diversity is key. Now then, shall we play a game?
Anse released the button, turning around to face Felonix with a small chuckle for the cultural reference he had made. The Steward, however, was unamused. Anse sighed before turning back to the console. He typed for a moment into the keyboard before turning a dial marked "Strength" to the 2 notch. Within moments, a grouping of about 10 Neo-Shadow heartless appeared on the grid in front of the fighters. Anse pressed the button on the speaker again. Begin.That's it? Is this how you've been doing the testing? Jesus, no wonder the last 4 batches have failed.
Felonix was less than pleased at the digital data he was seeing. While 10 Neo-Shadows would prove a challenge, they would be no match for three trained soldiers. He reached over to the dial and turned it to the notch marked 8. Let's see how they do with a more powerful enemy.But Sir.. We can't..We can't what, Anse? This is a special program, and you want to test them on a basic training course? Hell, YOU could defeat those Neo-Shadows.
Anse began reaching for the dial, but Felonix grabbed his wrist before he could touch it. You change that power setting and I'll lock you out there with the dial on 10.
Anse stopped for a moment before retracting his hand. You're right. We can't afford weakness.Good.
The Steward turned his attention back to the training grid, grinning at what he saw. Ooo, now this should be interesting.
--------------------The Training Grid, Basement Floor 6--------------------
(For this interaction, I'll be controlling the NPCs)
Three separate doors opened as our fighters discovered they were in the Training Grid. The landscape around them slowly turned into that of the base of the clock tower in Twilight Town. A voice came on the intercom above them, instructing them of the rules. The Soldier farthest left was the first one out, the Soldier farthest right following not long after. Whoever was in the middle door would follow after the second, and all three doors vanished. After the voice finished, a cluster of 10 Neo-Shadows appeared in front of them.Psh, easy.
The Soldier farthest left was first to speak. I can take them down with one hand.
He began running forward, unsheathing his sword as soon as the voice had stated for them to begin. He raised it above his head, attempting to cut the first Neo-Shadow in half. Before the blow struck, however, the Neo-Shadows faded into small clouds of darkness. The clouds slowly came together, forming one large cloud surrounding the first Soldier.What.. what the hell is this?
His view was blocked by the cloud when something grabbed at his ankle. He let out a small yelp before a hand as big as his torso covered his face. His muffles were slowly silenced as the beast stepped out of the cloud, holding the first Soldier's body above his head. The beast stood nearly 10 feet tall, two arms protruding out of both sides. His skin was black, like that of the Neo-Shadows before him, but his face more humanesque. His muscle definition was incredible, enough to shame even the most devoted of body builders. His top two arms were the ones holding the boy, an orb of dark magic rested in his bottom left hand, the Soldier's broadsword now rested in the bottom right. With a sickening jerk, he twisted the boy's neck, the life-ending *SNAP* echoing throughout the area. With little effort, he tossed the body off to the side before turning to the two that remained in front of him. A loud roar from his mouth meant to taunt whichever challenger to come face him next echoed within the passage before the second Soldier out looked to the one who had exited last.Your turn.