Chapter 1: Just asking nicely ———————— Continuing through the bazaar, Elias made his way to a building called “Doug’s Digs”. He was recommended by a friend of his for gear and provisions made for journeys away from civilization. He took a quick glance at the hours of business before entering the store.
“Eyy, welcome ta Doug’s Digs! Yous must be dat Elias fella Cliff was talkin’ bout. Barked a large dog. He was the owner of the store, cleaning some gear when Elias walked in.
He came up and gave him a firm handshake. “Hello, you must be Doug. I see Clifford came by here before me. He tell you what he plans on doing?”
“Eh, I don’t think he’s da kind of guy ta reveal his ‘Masta Plan’ so soon. But, he’s always lookin’ for da real deal wheneva it comes ta Archeology. Yous musta found somethin’ valuable.”
Right as Elias was about to say what he had, three Mobians came through the door. There was a bear, a lizard, and a vulture, and all of them were wearing semi-formal clothes with a small insignia on the shoulder.
“Heyo, welcome ta Doug’s Digs! If ya guys wanna take a look around for a moment, I’ll be right with ya.” Greeted Doug as he gestured a wave towards them.
“Uh... yes. Of course.” Replied the vulture as they all split up looking at his wares.
“Now, as I was sayin’, whatcha got dat Cliff’d wanna go all da way t-”
Elias raised his hand up for a moment in a way that only Doug could see, then quickly made a hand motion pointing at one of the customers. Doug noticed that the bear is staying close by the door, while the lizard and vulture were both slightly eying Elias’ satchel. Doug nodded his head and closed his eyes for a moment, making an “ahhh gotcha” motion.
“Alrighty then, I’m sure I’ve got some of da good rope over in dis section. Follow me.” Doug motioned his hand over the rope section towards the back of the building and put his hand on Elias’ back guiding him over. As they we making their way, the customers turned and started to make their way over while trying to remain inconspicuous by looking at his items.
As the lizard neared Elias, Doug quickly spun around with a haymaker on the bear, instantly flooring him. Elias turned around in time to block a couple jabs from the lizard. He quickly retaliated with one-two combo and a kick to the gut, but the lizard got back up swiftly and assumed a fighting stance.
The vulture charged at Doug and leapt with a drill kick, hitting Doug in the chest and knocking him back into the wall. Some of the equipment was knocked down and fell on top of his head incapacitating him. It was now a two-on-one fight. The lizard attempted a roundhouse aimed at his ribs, but Elias caught it and spun him around into his comrade. They both tried to get up off of each other while Elias went to check on Doug. ”Hey! Doug get up!” He yelled trying to wake him with shaking and pushing, but Doug only moaned. He turned his head just in time to see a punt kick come to his gut. He fell to the ground and received another kick from the lizard. He tried to get up but he was still recovering from the kicks when they grabbed his satchel and dug around in it. They pulled out the chain and looked at each other for a moment before bolting towards the door.
When they got to the door however, they couldn’t open it no matter how hard they pulled or pushed. ”You think you can just beat up my husband and walk away?!” Elias and the two men turned to the back of the store to see what appeared to be Doug’s wife. A Labrador of small stature had pulled a lever then went towards the men. She opened up with spinning roundhouse right to the surprised vulture’s head. The lizard then attempted to land a blow with a flurry of jabs but she deftly blocked or evaded every one, then retaliated with leaping uppercut, incapacitating him.
The vulture got up and tried to do two leaping kicks at her, but she easily dodged both. He had one more trick up his sleeve though, he grabbed the chain and lashed at her with it, keeping her at bay. Elias however took opportunity of the moment while he was focused on her and grabbed one of the rope bundles. He quickly tied a lasso and threw it at the vulture, ensnaring him. The dog then unloads on the vulture with a viciously fast combo: a knee to the gut, a jab to the face, a roundhouse to the ribs, and a final roundhouse to the head while he was recoiled in pain, effectively downing the vulture.
With all of them down for the count, she turns her attention to the slowly waking Doug.
“Das some sick moves honey...” he loosely puts together a sentence while regaining his consciousness.
“sigh What kind of trouble came in the door this time, Doug?” She retorted.
“I dunno, neva seen ‘em before.” “Douglas, you know what happened last time you dealt with shady people. I told you that Clifford fellow was just going to bring trouble to the family.” “Hun, I told ya dis is da last time I’d do a job like dis. Then I’m done and be da family man.” The husband and wife going back and forth brought a small smile to Elias’ face.
“So this is your wife, Doug? She held her own in a fight better than you did!” he laughed. Doug quickly turned with a reply. “Now see here, I took one out with a single swing. Whaddya think a dat?”
“Now, now boys, save the fighting for later. I’m sure you both did what you could before I saved your butts.” Joked Doug’s wife. “Anyways, you boys do your business. Love you hun.” She gives Doug a kiss on the cheek before heading to the back room.
“Right, I wonder who hired them and what they knew about this?” Elias pondered while picking up the chain. “Dat’s what they was after? A golden chain?” “Yep, but this chain has a long history to it. That’s what Clifford hired me to recover for his dig site. Said something about it being the final piece of the puzzle.” ”Right then, let’s tie up these goons and see what they know.”
I bring forth a product of imagination in the form of a backstory to one of my characters in an RP: Mobius Rising. It takes place a year before the RP begins.
This is more of a side story with some small details to my character rather than a full on origin story. It’s just meant to have some fun! ———————— Prologue Casino Night Zone
It’s a hot summer’s day. A busy day in the marketplace of the CNZ for today is part of a week long event. Many vendors enjoy the annual an open air bazaar setting where their customers can freely walk around and browse their wares. Many merchants offering produce or cooked food, many offering clothes or other fashion like jewelry, and some selling valuable treasures brought from other lands. We find Elias walking down the bazaar glancing at all the vendors. Until something catches his eyes. A golden chain and bracket adorned with jewels. “Like what you see, eh friend? This is a priceless piece I picked up not too long ago, found it in a cave with several other explorers... but only I escaped! For the cave was cursed! And it’s treasure forbidden! But I escaped with some of it’s treasures! Like this small chest full of gold and beautiful gems! Interested in this as well, friend?”
Elias looked at the chest closely, then looked at the gilded chain. After a few moments he finally looked up to the merchant.
“The prison bracket of the legendary Watcher Zasalamel... said to have been lost for centuries after his final disappearance... where did you say you found it?”
“Eh? Oh...uh...in Afrika!”
“Do you know where in Afrika? That’s a big continent.”
“Look man, the place was cursed and I barely escaped with my life from there!”
“Sure...” Elias begins to walk away.
“Hey wait! Does that mean you’re not interested in cursed treasure!” Elias turns around and looks at him. “I’m not interested in forgeries...” He continues down the bazaar, reaching into his satchel. He pulls out a golden chain that looked almost exactly like the merchant’s one. Admiring it for a moment, he puts it back and continues on. “But I will find the prison of Zasalamel...” ———————— Cue theme song! https://youtu.be/IeSU4FAWxfU
Reviving yet another topic, I come to you today with a fan game that debuted back in SAGE 2019: Sonic Smackdown!!
If anyone is a fan of 1v1 fighting games, then this is right up your alley! Based on the fast-paced combo system of Marvel Vs. Capcom, it feels like the Sonic fighting game we never officially got, but always wanted.
So, I may have gotten a little too bored in the character creation in Soul Calibur VI... Took a little bit of work to get the gloves two-toned but I think it turned out pretty well for a recreation! I'm always looking for some more inspiration if you'd like to see a character remade!
Well... they actually fixed him. They actually listened to the feedback. But most importantly, they ACTUALLY made him look less like an abomination of human imagination and more like Sonic the Hedgehog... Watching that trailer kinda gave me a little bit of hope for the movie.
Shard, Boat to Mobotropolis from Downunda Hiding inside a crate, what a way to get around. It had to be done though. It was dark and only had a couple small spots of light poking through. Thankfully Shard had good night vision. Nothing to do but wait... again... wonder if there's something to pass the time with... Access: Internal memory database: Populating list... Maybe if it can repair itself, the database can defrag and be accessed? 3 Items found Welp, better than nothing. 1: Mission Log Now we're getting somewhere! Size: 510b ...or not... Interesting... but that only raises more questions than was answered. 2: Archive Could be something interesting in here. 3: Legal information? Why would a robot need this? Lots of information but nothing that truly helps at the moment... ______________ Elias Acorn, Casino Night Zone "Take that!" Elias yelled as his sword sliced through a robot. He heard his comrades in arms also fighting behind him when he notices Rouge the Bat. "Well, well, well. If it isn't the 'Flying Gem Thief'. Come to steal the hearts of machines too?" He jokingly reacts. "No time for playtime though, it appears that there is a large congregation of bots headed for the center of the city." He also spots a familiar face in the groups of robots. "...no, no please don't let that be who I think it is..." He pulls out a pair of binoculars. "Whoever did this, I'm gonna personally kill that son of a-" he gets cut off by a group of flying robots. "But you get to go first!" He yells again as he readies himself. ______________ Josh, Larry, and Charles, Kearney Airstrip "If it's alright, I'd like to come with you Uncle Chuck." said Josh. "Larry?" asked Chuck. "Actually, I think I'll stay with Mr. St. John. Where it will most likely be safe." replied Larry. "Are you sure Larry? We probably won't be back for a little while." "I'm sure. Just promise me you keep an eye on him Uncle Chuck!" With that, it was decided. Josh and Chuck rented a vehicle and started on their way. _______________ Josh and Charles, road to Knothole "So why'd you leave Larry behind? I didn't think you'd do that." "He should be okay with Ian, him and his son both help us out all the time. Not that you don't!" "Oh, I know exactly what you mean." After driving for a while, Chuck decided to ask something he's always meant to ask. "Josh, may I ask something a little personal to you?" "As long as I get to do the same." "Tough bargain! Very well..." Chuck thought for a moment. "So, do you know what your father does for a living?" "...not really. All I know is that it's something that has to do with Grandpa's past. I asked one time and he said he'll tell me when the time is right." "Hmph, not what I thought he did at all..." "Alright Uncle Chuck, my turn. What's in Knothole that you needed to do that Ian refused to come with?" *sigh* "It's where I used to live, don't look at me about Ian though. That would be something you'd have to ask yourself. I'm only going for something I left behind that might help us later." "Really? Alright then. " They continued on with small talk to their destination... _______________
Pokémon Research Centre - Scabbard Town Hearing that they already started, the man with the Torchic quickly walked into the building. He sees all of the other trainers and their Pokémon knowing that he was indeed late.
While he was looking around the room, he noticed someone who looked important. The professor, perhaps? It looked like one of the other trainers had his attention when he was about to introduce himself. So he decided to simply wait to the side until he can get a chance to speak with him.
Josh, Larry, Chuck, and Ian, Mobian Badlands The group had been in the airplane Chuck chartered for almost a whole day before they landed to refuel and rest at a small town called Kearney. “Ugh, I can barely stand up...” moaned Larry who was shakily making his way out of the plane. “It’s definitely been a long time since I’ve sat in place THAT long...” also moaned Chuck. “Well I thought the ride over was fun! And to think we’re on another continent!” Expressed the very adventurous Josh. “Thanks for the flight over Tabby, I’ll contact you over radio when we’re on our way back.” Thanked Chuck to the pilot. “Anytime Charlie! Just remember that these things ain’t got the best range on ‘em.” Replied the Pilot. “So where are we going now, Uncle Chuck?” Asked Larry. “Knothole Village, there’s something there I need to do. Now Ian I know that area isn’t really somewhere you wanna be so if you and the boys want to hang out here then I’m fine with that. I won’t be gone long...” ———————— Shard, Downunda Arriving at a dock, Shard kept a low profile and stuck to the shadows. Searching for suitable vessel... Where was it headed though? It’s tracker located a faint signature coming from another continent to the Northeast. Looking around the docks, it overheard a conversation from a captain and one of the dockworkers. “...alright, an’ where ye headn’ to?” Asked the dockworker. “Mobotropolis. It’s just some cargo for the King.” Replied the captain. “Sounds good Cap’n. Bon voyage and smooth sailn’!” Said the dockworker. Mobotropolis? That name sounds familiar. Whatever the case, it seems that ship was headed to where Shard needed to go. So it found an inconspicuous crate loaded onboard and stowed away. ———————— I have removed a conflicting part of this post to better flow with the story.
Judging by how the storylines are (or lack of in this case) in the more recent Sonic games and comparing how the comics are being told now, I think it’s safe to say that SEGA is fully running the story. Flynn was doing a pretty great job at Archie with what he had before it was shut down but now I think SEGA is keeping a tight grip on the IDW comics.
Been a while since there's been a post... Might as well summarize my current mobile gaming progress!
Final Fantasy Brave Exvius - User ID: 210,645,491 It's kinda dropping off for me even with the Akstar/Zeno banner coming up later this week. I've already grinded everything I needed off the events and parameter missions so it's just a matter of waiting for the new banner to drop...
Dissidia Final Fantasy Opera Omnia - User ID: 393481108 This game on the other hand has been able to keep my attention longer. I've been a Day 1 player with a small break in between Chapter 10-11 but I'm back into full swing now! Helping my dad get though the game as he just started towards the end of the Lightning EX weapon re-run. I am currently finishing up Chapter 11 to get to the interlude. Fire Emblem Heroes - User ID: 3492787262 Just finished the Voting Gauntlet on Tiki's side and lost but looking forward to the latest Brain-damaged event to start! I actually happened to get some good 5☆s off the Legendary Alm banner! They include Legendary Alm, my 2nd Fjorm, and Legendary Roy! Dragalia Lost - User ID: 8078 7531 832 I may be a Day 1 player of this game, but it just hasn't grabbed me like the other games did so I'm still at Chapter 2. I did try making some progress in the Fire Emblem Lost Heroes event and got Veronica and Fjorm but I didn't do much at all... At least I still log in everyday? Sword Art Online: Integral Factor - User ID: 4102571241 Honestly it's the same case with this game. I still log in everyday and I'm at Floor 8 with some pretty good 5☆ Skill Records but I haven't been doing any content. Pokemon GO - Trainer ID: 3636 5061 2311 Yep, I play some Pokemon GO. I've made some good progress and I'm level 25 with some pretty good Pokemon. Recent catches include Ho-oh, Absol, Shinx, Meltan, and Lugia. Not too bad for only having one Pokestop and one Gym in town. I also finally evolved my Combusken to a Blaziken ! My next goal is to get a Sinnoh Stone to make my Sneasel into a Weavile.
And that pretty much does it. I know, I have a lot of games but I've invested too much to stop now... If you play any of these games, feel free to send me a friend request!