[The device starts recording as it hits the floor of an alley. The first thing it broadcasts is a shrill cry, together with fearful yells of several people. There's a blur of blue as Umi's shadow darts across the screen.] ---mmit, so many of them! Stay put, everybody! Almost done here! [Slashing at a random harpy with her rapier, she barely turns in time to conjure a blast of ice that sends another one trying to attack her from behind against a wall.] They can't keep coming forever!
[A harpy screams, readying its metal claws for an attack, but as it drops from the air a sudden torrent of green light engulfs its body. The creature falls harmlessly to the ground just in front of a small group of people.] Umi! [Eagle calls out, announcing his arrival.] There are more of them, some kind of-- ugh!
Wha-- ...EAGLE!! [Umi parries a slash as she notices the Commander's arrival. Then immediately runs to engage the harpy trying to make a prey out of him.] Watch out! They're EVERYWHERE...
Those people! If we can clear a way for them to get-- [Taking advantage of her distraction a harpy sweeps down to attempt to grab Umi from behind. A tactic rudely prevented as it slams soundly into a shield.] --inside!
[She gasps and goes stand back to back with Eagle.] Can you do that shield trick again? But larger?? To keep them out? Because if I make a big enough wave to send those creepers back they'll get the chance to run for cover...
Of course. [Not about to mention how difficult protecting both them and the people cowering from the harpies at the same time would be. He just smiles.] There is a doorway just over there... Can you drive the creatures in the opposite direction?
[Umi nods and concentrates, her icy aura gathering around her. A moment later she releases the wall of water onto the pack.] ...THERE!!
[And Eagle takes the chance to raise the requested shield, effectively preventing any straggling harpies from attacking the people until they're all safely inside.] Now we just have to---! [But, his words are cut off as a haggard cough draws his breath away. Umi's eyes go wide in understanding.]
---boy, not now... Eagle! Hold on....! [She runs to help him and kicks the fallen device into a new angle, which readily shows the arrival of more harpies to the scene.] Damn, now we're in troubl--
[ ooc : So. Heroic pair here's assailed by harpies in some random alleyway in the vicinity of the harpy lair located in the aquarium by Building #6. While trying to save a bunch of people. Whoo. Feel free to drop by to help them out, be one of the trapped citizens they're helping, or just contact them through the Network -- up to you!
Both Eagle and Umi may reply to Network tags.]