Section A-4: The Lower Levels Nov 30, 2020 21:21:35 GMT
Post by D-Reaper Scout on Nov 30, 2020 21:21:35 GMT
Atomic RayThere it was.
One little twist of his words, one hint of the machine's deceit, and this group was now back on Connor's side. The strange human was an enigma on his own, but at least he was willing to divulge what he was allowed to, and maintain a sense of confidence by allowing the Wizardmon to control the situation. The HiAndrmon, in turn, found himself on the back foot, hearing the responses ranging from 'hopeful but skeptical' to 'one inch from outright hostile'.
One last push. All Connor had to do here was keep his confidence, and word this next bit carefully.
"A gate, in short, defines what a section of the Digital World 'is'. More than this city, the coding within defines the majority of the desert itself. To interfere with that and 'play mayor' is hardly the most noble use."
"Tch..." Yup - those words stung. And though Connor likely didn't speak for the whole of the group, with the confidence in the HiAndromon waning, it was becoming more and more clear that even what the machine considered 'logical answers' wasn't going to impress most people here. More and more, the machine felt like he was pushed back.
Even as 'gentle words' came for more information, he felt pinned into the corner. He had justified this 'atrocity' in his head, but 'knew' that such facts would not satisfy the crowd in front of him. It was another set-back.
Just one more group that wouldn't understand his plea.
Perhaps it wouldn't come across as a surprise, but in those few moments, the HiAndromon's composure broke, his eyes reflecting an expression of sheer desperation, his data signal spiking to an incredible peak. "Like I'd expect you lot to understand... INGRATES!"
Yup, there it was! Sensing the change in the air, both Connor and the Wizardmon increased their distance, as the chest compartment of the HiAndromon hissed open, a glass lens appearing right in front of his core. It welled up with an impressive torrent of light, before bursting forth an an impressive ray of energy, centered on Skadi but more than wide enough to encompass the entire group.
Negotiations had failed - and the HiAndromon made his unfortunate choice.
The HiAndromon’s chest compartment opens to reveal a cannon, firing a fission-fueled ray from its chest towards a target. Massive fire and nuclear damage on hit. Energy-based shields are, instead, overloaded by the attack, forcing the shield to explode. Three post cooldown.