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    Kuvesh nods and attaches his hammer and shield to what looks like latching hooks on his armor. He then gets up to the switchboard, ready to plug the cables where they need to be plugged. He seems quite strong for his size.
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    To be fair, Jaahlyn wasn't even in the nexus back when hoods were voted as the hottest fashion trend within the magtok collective.

    "If there is time over, bridge jumping will be considered." Jaahlyn bows and backs away. "I'm afraid I can't promise anything however. Our schedule is tight."

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    Magtok allows himself a small smirk when he realizes Kathy isn't any better at telling the goblins apart than he is. He doesn't reveal her secret, however, and instead focuses his attention on making sure Kuvesh gets that cord plugged in the right place. It's a few meters above ground level, so there's probably going to be some climbing involved. Fortunately there's all that greenery along the wall, or this could be a lot harder. It's sure to be fairly hard already, though. I mean, climbing up a wall and carrying a cord roughly as big as you are at the same time? None of the other goblins have a spell that could make this easier for him, do they?

    "It's eight up, three to the left. Yeah, right over there," Magtok nods, doing his best to help out, even if he's just a useless drone right now, since Kathy could probably give out the same directions with the two of them plugged in like this. "Oh man, as soon as this thing is working, I'll be able to go anywhere! I'll get the old Mechalomania out of storage, loot whatever Riss left lying around in the lime room, figure out where Margret went, set this godsforsaken jungle on fire, ring Wenomir's doorbell and then vanish before he can answer, get the cloning facilities operational, upgrade the synthflesh formu-"

    Of course, nothing ever goes exactly as planned. Of course, Magtok is interrupted before he can finish that thought, just as Kuvesh is interrupted before he can plug in the cable. This is the Nexus, and you're adventuring with Magtok, did you really expect everything to go off without a hitch? No, instead a massive chunk of iron is sent hurtling through the air. This iron thing, this ugly hunting tool one could barely justify calling a weapon is lobbed into the wall, burying itself in Magtok's stupid contraption and causing considerable damage to parts of the switchboard (parts that aren't really our concern right now, thankfully). Kuvesh is pretty lucky that gargantuan thing didn't hit him, or there wouldn't be enough left of the goblin for his family to mourn when this is all over.

    As shocking as that unexpected projectile might have been, we have bigger problems than just archaic weapons being flung into walls, unfortunately. A boomerangutan saunters arrogantly before our party. This one is older than the two we saw before, its face a mess of scars and its purple-furred body covered in ramshackle armor scavenged together by primitive hands. One of those very same hands, a chrome prosthetic much like Magtok's own if it were ape-sized and hadn't been cleaned or repaired in a thousand years, is lifted above the ape's head, and a glowing light in its palm begins to pulse, before that misshapen throwing knife/axe/whatever-it-is thing shifts and shudders, before flying right back out of the wall and into the boomerangutan's waiting hand. The beast's lips withdraw, revealing a sinister, disturbed grin, as the elder orangutan basks in its moment of glory. The big one is occupied with her wires, the creator is crippled and useless. Only the tiny little creatures with the strange ears are left, and stomping his way through them will be easy. After all, how threatening could a goblin possibly be?
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    [The Museum of Unnatural History]

    "Oh hell. We're taking a plasma thrower to this damn place later," Kathy says, withdrawing her connections from the wall and Faketok to climb back into her mech. The problem is that this system isn't well set up for getting in and out of it quickly - it's got security, the harness needs to take off her limbs and slot her in, the mech has to go through the neural syncing routine, and more.

    There's no question that Kathy can probably take the big monkey in a straight fight, what with the gauss cannon on her mech's shoulder, the sword she has, and those screamers. The problem is that this big monkey is attacking while she doesn't have that opportunity. The goblins are going to have to earn their pay this time.
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    [The Museum of Unnatural History]

    As a matter of fact, the goblins do have some tricks up their sleeves to help haul the wire. Luuvat casts a spell at it that seems to briefly make it lighter, which lets Kuvesh lift it up using what appear to be rocket-boosters in his boots. The feeling of a job well done is, of course, interrupted by a giant throwing knife embedding itself in the panel right next to him.

    The goblins spring to action immediately. With Magtok injured and Kathy having to slot herself back into the mech, it's up to them to keep this giant mechanized primate off them. Zaalmin raises both her pistols in a snap and empties both magazines into the boomerangutan's face, before backing away and swiftly reloading using two of the magazines strapped to her clothes. Kuvesh engages his rocket-boots again to leap in front of his crew and hunker behind his shield. Olvisin and Luuvat look at each other briefly and nods. The sorcerer begins weaving a spell of crackling electricity and red mist, while the engineer loads what looks like a bean-bag round into her shotgun. She fires, and the container bursts open and releases a cloud of metal shavings as it nears the orangutan... at which point Luuvat releases his spell, just at the right time to send a powerful electrical current through the shavings. Which will imminently connect with the ape.
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    Oh boy, a dust explosion. That's one way to deal with agitated ancient apes, I suppose. All those little particles ignite all at once, producing a massive plume of fiery death melting fur, armor, and flesh alike. The flash of light alone would've been enough to momentarily blind the giant orangutan; the flames make sure that blindness is permanent. Zaalmin's pistol rounds understandably do a lot less than that, but a few extra shallow wounds in the ape's face means the burns are that much worse a moment later. The boomerangutan roars in pain and fury, tightening its grip on that crude weapon before lunging forward, intent on slamming that massive throwing weapon's blades into the body of the closest goblin. The creator's demise is so close, so nearly complete. No rotten little newborns with evil fire magic can stop the prototype boomerangutan from meting out its vengeance.

    "Holy ****, how did you-oh crap, be right back!" Faketok announces in terror, gaping in awe at the goblins' combat prowess one moment, vanishing away the next. That must be the fabled telewarp system in action, then. Raptor Christ, did he seriously just run away and abandon his own team down here? His own daughter? He'd better be right back, that artificial body he's using isn't exactly irreplaceable or anything.
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    [The Museum of Unnatural History]

    Seeing her bullets do little damage previously, Zaalmin picks her next two magazines with care. One of her pistols is loaded with heavy armor-piercing rounds, while the other with volatile acid-laden ones. She takes careful aim and squeezes the trigger twice, sending two anti-armor bullets right under the armpit when the ape raises its arm to swing. Immediately after, another two twitches of her finger deliver the acid rounds where the previous ones hopefully struck.

    Kuvesh stands his ground and presents himself as a target for the ape, so that it swings at him rather than his siblings, client or the client's long-lost daughter (apparently). When the massive blade strikes his shield, something inside it shifts, whirs and cracks, before a shockwave erupts from it outwards, possibly throwing the ape off-balance. Kuvesh will try to capitalize on it, jumping upwards with his rocket-boots and swinging his hammer in a wide arc at the beast's wrist.

    Olvisin seems occupied with reloading her shotgun or preparing some new trick, while Luuvat seems reluctant or unable to cast again. They're giving their siblings space to act for now.
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    Blind.

    Burning.

    Bleeding.

    Pain.

    The great beast begins to panic. For the first time in its life since the creator ceded this territory to its clan, the orangutan knows fear. Still, there remains a chance to win this battle. It just needs to swat one or two little creatures, just stomp or slap or tackle the goblins once, and then it'll be able to bounce back from this disastrous opening volley. The throwing weapon is discarded, and it gets down on all fours to try to swat the goblins like flies, blindly smashing its fist into the ground in the hopes that one of these erratic blows chances upon those loathsome little insects. It can't even use its dominant arm for this; one of those wriggling worms did something to its shoulder and the other fractured the wrist on that same arm. Now the bones don't feel right and the strength isn't there and it hurts too much to use it.

    The beast roars again, and then something as unexpected as it is bizarre seems to happen. There's a momentary bulge in its abdomen, as if someone just forcefed the animal an entire buffet table all at once. Definitely nothing to worry about, though. Given the limited nature of its diet in this abandoned museum, the boomerangutan has surely had inconvenient stomachaches in the past, and this is obviously no more than just another mild stomachache, of course. There are more pressing issues to deal with and greater pains vying for its attention. The goblins must die.
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    [The Museum of Unnatural History]

    The goblins scatter before the ape, as only goblins can. They scurry, but keep coming back to pester it and draw its attention. Yelling, shooting and - in case of Luuvat - throwing small sparks at it. The ape's wild flailing prevents them from mounting another coordinated attack just yet. Hopefully it will become tired in a while and its injuries will slow it down further.
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    [The Museum of Unnatural History]

    It's at this point that Kathy's mech finishes booting up, with her safely ensconced inside the torso once more. Kathy bursts into action, drawing her sword and delivering a low, sweeping cut in the same movement - curved blades are good at that sort of thing, and with the high frequency modulation of the weapon, it'll shear through the ankles and tendons the animal has to stand on to keep moving if it can't somehow ward off her attack. This won't end the fight, of course, as it'll still be able to move its arms easily enough, but literally hamstringing it should give the goblins plenty of breathing room. Not that they seem to need it - they were acquitting themselves quite well throughout that ordeal.
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    The orangutan's whole body seems to twitch and writhe, and then collapses at long last. This is a little unusual, seeing as everyone's been focused on attacks that would cripple the beast, rather than anything that might kill the animal outright. Is that it? The fight's already over? Has it simply given up? Magtok's probably going to look pretty stupid when he gets back, huh? I mean, assuming he was being honest when he said he was going to be right back, and wasn't lying and running away like the worthless coward that h-

    "TELEFRAG! Ahahahaha, it worked! It ****ing worked! **** you and **** your stupid monkey face! I win!" exclaims Faketok, moments after doing his best xenomorph impersonation by shooting his way out of the ape's chest and lifting its massive, octuple-valved heart over his head in pride. I think it goes without saying, but he's absolutely soaked in blood, gore, and stomach acid after doing this. He doesn't seem to notice any of that yet, however, as he's much too busy celebrating his 'win' over a foe that was clearly going to be felled without resorting to anything so messy and drastic. I suppose this explains the weird bulge in the orangutan's gut earlier, but how did he manage to navigate inside there and cut the heart out like that? Also, more importantly, why? Why, of all the things Magtok could do with his new telewarp abilities, why this?!
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    [The Museum of Unnatural History]

    The goblins were undoubtedly preparing another maneuver, probably to finish the fight after Kathy hamstrung the orangutan... but then Magtok bursts from its chest like a carrion-crawler from a fresh corpse. The goblins stand motionless and silent, as if frozen in the middle of their tactical movement.

    "That was... direct."

    "It's certainly not getting up after this."

    "Ew."

    "I wonder if there's anything to salvage in it."
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    [The Museum of Unnatural History]

    The sword in Kathy's large, robotic hands droops. Wow, that was... violent. Probably unnecessary too, but one doesn't rain on a parade like that when there's cheering going on. Kathy will sheathe her blade again - without a heart, that thing isn't getting back up, no question of that.

    "Well! Good to know the teleportation system works, huh?" she says, her voice still obviously kind of shocked.
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    "Okay! Come on, baby, let's go," says Tina, walking over to pick up Magtok in whatever way is most comfortable and spreading her wings to take off. She'll take him wherever the cyborg directs. No promises she won't bother him some about his digs when they get there.
    As soon as Electra is at least a mile behind them, Mag's spinal implant kicks in, and he should feel like he weighs less than nothing at all. He takes this moment to immediately begin doing some repairs on his bruised and battered ego. That whole situation back there was agonizing, and the sooner he can reassert his identity as more than just 'the quirky civilian VIP target MERC has been tasked with protecting like some kind of lost child,' the better.

    "Okay, so first of all, I can fly on my own. You can let go and I promise I won't fall out of the sky and plummet to my death," he insists, squirming just enough to let Tina know he wants out, but nowhere near enough to forcibly pry her off of him if she's going to be melodramatic and overprotective like the others. "Secondly, I didn't want to mention that because we're dealing with an evil twin situation. Electra and Dena were already going above and beyond without knowing that Malice can fly. If they had any idea, we wouldn't be here at all. No, instead I'd be crammed in the back of an armored hover-limo with three spectacularly attractive women engaged in harmless playful banter with faint lesbian undertones. Every now and then one of you would acknowledge me long enough to offer a drink or ask about the bad guy who sent the assassin, and then go right back to chatting about your mutual history and who's doing what after dropping me off."

    Hell, in other words. It would be a hellish, unbearable nightmare for Magtok, to be so far from the center of attention, to be relegated to the status of a mere object to be shipped from one place to another. He doesn't need the entire world to revolve around him every single second of the day, but to be reduced to a mere puppet, the confused comic relief chirping from the sidelines every now and then? Ugh, no. Never.

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    "That's one more thing I can cross off the bucket list too," Magtok beams, either oblivious to everyone else's disgust or just too Magtok to care. He vanishes for a moment with the heart, reappears without it, and then sets about dragging himself towards the rest of the party, pulling himself along the ground with just his arms, since his legs are still as stupid and useless as ever.

    "Alright, so you guys still haven't gotten any sort of prize for your participation in this quest, no magic item at the end of the dungeon like most dumb wizards and dragons have in their crypts, so here's what we're going to do. Now that I can telewarp all over the place, I can get to nearly anywhere in just a few short moments, so you're each going to give me a single word. It can be anything, as specific or abstract as you want. I'll find something related to that word, the best reward object I can find in arm's reach of the telewarp beacons, and then we'll all warp back to the foyer together and call it a day. Sound fair?"
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    "Oh, really? You did just get a hell of a lot lighter, so okay. What are you, the human balloon?" She swings her arms back and flings Magtok skywards. "Fly, baby bird, fly!"

    She'll wing up to match his chosen height and speed. "The wings thing is still pretty new for me, so I'm honestly glad I didn't have to lug you that whole way. Skinny or not."

    "So you expect me to lie to my friends - at least, y'know, by omission - about this Malice guy's whole deal? They were skeptical enough about me flying you home. Pretty bold assumption of you, Mr. Tok. I mean, I totally gotcher back and I won't snitch to the babysitters, but still pretty bold," says Tina.

    "More importantly, wow," She snorts. "You're the first straight man I have ever met who could possibly have found a way to complain about that limo ride. That is an incredible talent you have there."

    "So, what are you doing after I 'drop you off', babe?" Fettina folds her arms behind her back and spreads her wings as she glides, smiling genuinely at him. Peering with those solar-flare eyes. She can't tell if this guy is lonely or quirky or just needs some attention, or what. She's happy to go her own way if Magtok wants her to, maybe find her way back to Dena, but it's up to the 'borg.
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    The goblins looks at each other, huddle and whisper, then begin speaking:

    "Mech."

    "Cybernetics."

    "Augmentations."

    "Interface."

    Seems they know exactly what they want.
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    When Kathy speaks, her request is a bit odder than the others.

    "Identity."
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    "Oh no no no. Tina, I expected you to rat me out the first opportunity you get. It won't matter now though, because I'm already home free. We're almost at the MagCave and I haven't died a single time so far. I mean, what's Electra going to do, ground me? Is Dena going to take away my ice cream privileges?" The cyborg cackles at the thought as he comfortable soars through the air. It won't be long now before this agreement with Dipsnig has outgrown its usefulness, and then all those mercenaries and goblins and goblin mercenaries are getting the boot. No more well-meaning bodyguards constantly badgering him, drawing him away from his spectacularly dangerous lab work, or insisting upon an armed escort whenever he goes grocery shopping. No more Jaahlyn hanging around, disrespecting her own immortality and power with that meek, passive attitude keeping her under the thumb of anyone with the power and authority to demand her compliance and servitude.

    "And no, I haven't really figured out anything for after this. I have a few projects I could attend to, but nothing important's going to violently explode if I don't deal with it right this minute. Why, did you have a suggestion?" He tilts his head to one side and eyes her suspiciously, trying to determine exactly what her game is. Is this still about convincing him to do more explosions at parties? Is she trying to do the whole 'friends' thing? I think that's what she's going for. I mean, she's obviously not angling for curtains, neither one of them is the other's type, and Magtok's had plenty of time to figure out what kind of people can be swayed by raw charisma alone, and which ones can't get past the whole spooky villain aesthetic. She's almost definitely one of the latter.

    Friendship is such an ugly, useless thing, though. Family is there to keep your evil impulses in check, since without them, there'd be no real consequences to taking a giant sledgehammer to the world. Powerful strategic allies and convenient pawns keep our worst enemies from doing anything stupid, keeping us alive. Even those enemies have value too, as their tricks and schemes keep us from falling to indolence and weakness, just as iron sharpens iron. What the hell is a friend good for, though? Tina certainly doesn't act like someone who beheads dragons in her spare time; what could we possibly stand to gain from interacting with a lackadaisical servant of the divine like her? I mean, she might have connections to someone much more useful than herself, but gods that sounds like so much work and aggravation.

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    Magtok blinks. Those words are going to be a lot harder to go shopping for than he was expecting. I mean, what's he supposed to do for something like 'identity'? Does that one goblin think he has an entire goblin-sized mech just collecting dust in the corner somewhere? I mean, he might, he hasn't checked recently, but still!

    "Wow. See, this is how racist stereotypes about greedy goblins get perpetuated. Listen, I'm grateful for all of your help, and I know being able to teleport around again is kind of a big deal, but don't you think you're overselling your contributions a little here? I mean, I had something all lined up for stuff like brains, heart, and courage, but how am I going to-" Just like that, he's gone again. I guess he's figured something out after all, despite his grumbling and complaining? I mean, he's been pretty okay at keeping promises so far, and maybe that's just because his own daughter is in the room, but I'm sure he'll be back soon.
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    The goblins shrug and scurry over to the dead orangutan, then begin to poke and prod the corpse.

    "Let's see if this monkey has more tech in it."

    "I think it's an ape, not a monkey."

    "What's the difference?"

    "I'm... not sure. Something about a tail?"

    "Well, we can't lift half a ton of dead meat to check for a tail right now, so let's just call it whichever."

    Olvisin, however, heads over to talk to Kathy instead, holstering her guns.

    "'Identity'? Seems you've stumped your dad a bit."
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    Kathy sits down, her mech weighing heavily on the ground. It doesn't put her at eye-level with the goblin, but it greatly reduces the distance he has to crane her neck, "That's because I'm not asking him for something special, once he realizes how broad the request parameters were. I just want something that can print fake IDs and messages of credit and sale," one can hear the grin in her voice, "If he overcomplicates it, that's his own damn fault."
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    Olivisin returns a sharp-toothed grin.

    "I feel like overcomplicating is Magtok's natural state of being. He didn't have to teleport into that..." She turns to look at her siblings. "Ape or monkey? Never mind. He didn't have to teleport into its stomach. But maybe he will give you what you want, then congratulate himself on outsmarting you."
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    "That's the hope, anyway," Kathy says, "Really, he's easy to manipulate if you understand his general strategy of trying to mess with people. He just also has a tendency of going off your carefully laid rails if you don't use a heavy hand with said manipulation."
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    Olvisin nods.

    "That's more or less what our boss told us. He's predictable in how unpredictable he tries to be. And he's got an image he's cultivating."
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    "I dunno, wanna get wasted and watch TV?" Tina says, turning her body as she flies along and propping her head on her fist, making it clear she doesn't need to actually flap her wings or in any way obey the laws of aerodynamics in order to fly.

    Yep, that's it. No angling for him to work an event. No attempt at seduction. Might not even be trying to make friends. Could it be just... mooching for free booze?
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