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The Toy Factory - JLA Watchtower RPG
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The Toy Factory
The cargo-elevator comes to a shuddering halt in a well-lit undergound storage facility, and the gates automatically open, showing Jesse and Jason the layout before them.

Crates sit in tidy stacks, toys lie in bundled heaps, and mannequins stand, propped up against boxes and walls. The storage warehouse is a maze of containers, and it stretches as far as the dock itself - no doubt where a lot of deliveries would be made. There is no movement, and no sound, except for the lapping of water. And the squeaking of wheels in desperate need of oiling. A small toy monkey on an even smaller toy tricycle appears from around one of the crates, and begins to clap its hands together at the sight of you. "The master is waiting. The master is waiting. The master is waiting." It begins to cycle off again, and continues chattering to itself. "Ooo we're gonna have fun, we're gonna have fun, we're gonna have funnnn...."

The Toyman replicant watches via a monitor, not that dissimilar to the one set up in Onomatopoeia's home. "Yes. Fun."

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Current Location: Star City Docks

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last_joke_x From: last_joke_x Date: September 20th, 2008 10:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
The blast from the shotgun sends a scramble of buckshot to the small monkey. The weapon is pumped to load a new round. "I hate monkeys."

"Jesse. Try and scout out while I come behind you as additional backup. Thinkin' that whoever is 'round here, they've thought 'bout a speedster, so do be careful. The League would blame me for ya death more than likely." A bit of dark humor with that last sentence.
From: brainiac_lives Date: September 20th, 2008 10:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
At the sound of the blast from the shotgun, Huntress peers around the corner of one of the crates. "Jason! Oh, Jason, I'm so glad you're here!" And proceeds to fire her crossbow straight at him.
3x2_9yz_4a From: 3x2_9yz_4a Date: September 21st, 2008 01:26 am (UTC) (Link)
And a second later Jesse's next to her, and punches the replicant in the face, not holding back on the strength behind the hit.
last_joke_x From: last_joke_x Date: September 21st, 2008 01:59 am (UTC) (Link)
Not as taken back by another replicant, Red ducks to the side and looks over his shoulder to see the arrow sticking in a crate. He continues on with not as much fuss now thinking that his temper may get the better of him.

"Thanks for the assist."
3x2_9yz_4a From: 3x2_9yz_4a Date: September 21st, 2008 06:27 am (UTC) (Link)
"Any time," comes from next to him, as Jesse shakes off a few bits of metal from her fist.

"That actually felt really good. I'm beginning to hate robots in a big way."
From: brainiac_lives Date: September 21st, 2008 08:24 am (UTC) (Link)
One of the large crates about ten feet away suddenly falls apart, revealing a pair of rocking horses, that both swing back and forth, back and forth, back and forth. Sat on them are little stuffed dolls of Red Robin and Jesse Quick. "Ride, ride, ride..." says a girl's voice, coming from the horses.
last_joke_x From: last_joke_x Date: September 21st, 2008 01:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
"That makes two of us. That an some gay ass toys like these."

The SMG unloads the entire clip in the general direction of the rocking horses and secondarily to the dolls riding on top of them.
3x2_9yz_4a From: 3x2_9yz_4a Date: September 22nd, 2008 12:54 am (UTC) (Link)
While he's taking care of those, Jesse turns to make certain that they're not being snuck up on.
From: brainiac_lives Date: September 22nd, 2008 06:45 am (UTC) (Link)
And stood behind Jesse is yet another Huntress. As Jesse turns, Huntress also turns, whistling inconspicuously, and starts to walk in the other direction.
last_joke_x From: last_joke_x Date: September 22nd, 2008 01:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
The magazine is dropped from the weapon as another comes in it's place. "We need to push this along Jesse. We're givin' too much time for recovery an not distraction."

A blast is released that enters in the back of the Huntress imposter. All of this would be reason enough for a long therapy session if he went to therapy.
From: brainiac_lives Date: September 23rd, 2008 06:45 am (UTC) (Link)
The Huntress replicant drops, and the Toyman replicant smiles from his side-office. All mind games. All mind games. He continues watching on his monitor as the heroes smash through toy after toy. Wear them down. Make them lose trust.
3x2_9yz_4a From: 3x2_9yz_4a Date: September 23rd, 2008 09:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
And smash she does.

Huntress replicants, crates, boxes, toys. At the end of it the warehouse floor is littered with broken wood pieces and scattered remnants of metal toys.

And Jesse, in the middle of it all, looking strangely satisfied with herself.

Taking a look around, she spots the office. Tall clear glass windows on all sides, and a fat man sitting in the middle of what appears to be piles of toys.

"Red. He's there." Jesse points, but hesitates to move. "Again with the cliches, but this is WAY too easy."
azure_avenger From: azure_avenger Date: September 24th, 2008 04:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
The comm crackles to life.

"This is Blue Beetle, I'm in position outside the building. Do you need support inside?"
last_joke_x From: last_joke_x Date: September 24th, 2008 07:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
He starts sprinting over towards Jesse's way. It's when he sees what she does that he gives a disgusted look. "I swear this is like watchin' what happens when internet nerddom goes too far."

He speaks over the comms to Blue Beetle. "I say to come on down but be careful. There's android dublicants 'round here. So try an be on your guard."

Edited at 2008-09-24 07:58 pm (UTC)
3x2_9yz_4a From: 3x2_9yz_4a Date: September 24th, 2008 08:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
"Hey now, I know some very nice internet nerds. None of them have turned into lunatic toy collectors who try to blow people up."

She leans over and picks up a thick piece of wood, hefting it speculatively in one hand.

"What do you say -- break that glass and see what happens?"
last_joke_x From: last_joke_x Date: September 24th, 2008 09:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
"So jus' take out the part of blowin' people up an it's 'bout the same?"

He actually thinks over her idea for a minute before giving a shrug. "If ya do, I'd say to do it from a distance first. Bet the gravy train eatin' dork wouldn't have normal glass."
From: brainiac_lives Date: September 24th, 2008 09:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
Toyman doesn't even look up, and continues to focus on the monitor. "Play, play, play..." He mutters under his breath, the diodes in his android brain blinking. His right eye flicks to the side and his fat little finger taps something on his side. Small syringes extend from the tips of his fingers.
3x2_9yz_4a From: 3x2_9yz_4a Date: September 25th, 2008 04:34 pm (UTC) (Link)
"OK Red, be ready -- if things go pear-shaped, I'm grabbing you." She steps back, carefully manuevering around the shattered crates and toy bits, and with all of her strength tosses the piece of wood through the window, making sure to angle it to land well to the side of the man inside of the office.
From: brainiac_lives Date: September 25th, 2008 04:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
The launched piece of wood goes flying through the glass, shattering it, and landing noisily beside Toyman. He swivels in his chair, and looks coldly up at Jesse. "You broke my toys."
3x2_9yz_4a From: 3x2_9yz_4a Date: September 25th, 2008 05:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
"Yes, yes I did." Jesse is keeping just in front of Jason, prepared to move out of the way of anything thrown their way.
last_joke_x From: last_joke_x Date: September 25th, 2008 08:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
"An we're jus' gettin' started. So wanna make this easy on yaself an tell us before my leggy friend here doesn't decide to go all speed freak on ya."

There's a moment of thought as he speaks over his shoulder to Jesse while leveling his weapons on Toyman. "Is there a guy called Speed Freak out there?"
From: brainiac_lives Date: September 25th, 2008 09:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
"Tut, tut, tut. Girls and boys that break their toys are very very naughty. They get a telling off by Daddy. Come to Daddy, little boy and little girl. Come sit on Toyman's knee." Toyman beckons the two heroes into his office.
last_joke_x From: last_joke_x Date: September 25th, 2008 09:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
"... that's a whole book full of disturbin' thoughts we ain't even gonna come near."

"An on that note, ya are bein' detained and placed under arrest for whatcha been doin'. So come down here with ya hands over ya head before we come up there."
From: brainiac_lives Date: September 25th, 2008 09:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
"I don't think so, young man." Toyman stands up, revealing his massively bulbous belly, and with his standing, presses a button on the panel in front of him. Nothing happens. He presses it again. Nothing happens. "It would appear all my toys are dead, or on vacation. I will not leave. Come and get me." He suddenly disappears into the floor, a hatch, perhaps, opening beneath him.
azure_avenger From: azure_avenger Date: September 26th, 2008 01:45 am (UTC) (Link)
Blue Beetle's robotic surrogate shimmers into view behind the pair just as the Toyman drops into the escape hatch, the chameleon circuits deactivated.

"Boy, that guy is creepy and a half.."

Of course, he didn't really announce himself before sneaking up.
3x2_9yz_4a From: 3x2_9yz_4a Date: September 26th, 2008 05:50 am (UTC) (Link)
Jesse blurs in place, as she restrains herself from running at the newcomer.

"You two need to learn to announce yourselves better. And no, there's no one named Speed Freak. Where the heck did he end up going, anyways?" Jesse moves to enter the office and search through the toys.
last_joke_x From: last_joke_x Date: September 26th, 2008 01:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
He seems not as shaken as Jesse to the appearance of Blue Beetle. Though a family full of people that creep up on you has something to do with it. "It's part of the whole mysterious thing Jesse. We have to be all surprisin' like."

"How 'bout we try an find Orca before he wobbles away though."
azure_avenger From: azure_avenger Date: September 26th, 2008 04:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
"No Speed Freak, but there IS an Orca. So what was that about robotic duplicates?"

The Beetle-Bot begins to pick through the office, looking for clues, or a hidden trigger..
From: brainiac_lives Date: September 26th, 2008 06:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
The office has toys, both broken, intact, or half-made, laying scattered around the floor and desks. There are also a great number of twinkie wrappers and mountain dew cans.

Sure enough, it would appear that Toyman disappeared through a hatch in the floor. The lapping of water can be heard from beneath it. The hatch has reset shut.
3x2_9yz_4a From: 3x2_9yz_4a Date: September 26th, 2008 06:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
Jesse's at the hatch, testing for an easy way to get it open.

There are thin handholds set down the middle of the hatch.

"OK you two, stand back a bit, just in case. I'm going to get these open." Grabbing a handhold in each hand, she tugs on them to test the strength of the locks, and is surprised when the doors open easily under her hands.

"Huh. Well, so much for dramatically tearing the doors off their hinges."
From: brainiac_lives Date: September 26th, 2008 07:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
And as the hatch opens, a hand darts out and jabs her with two syringes protruding from Toyman's hand. He is standing in a speedboat just under the hatch. "Dearie, dearie." Toyman grins sadistically, and the syringes fold back into his fingers.
azure_avenger From: azure_avenger Date: September 26th, 2008 07:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
Beetle's weapon arm is up and at the ready almost instantly, hitting the Toyman with a directed, sonic blast.
From: brainiac_lives Date: September 26th, 2008 07:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
Toyman tumbles backwards in the boat, and pulls the cord on the motor. "Bzzz... aaarrghh" His eyes snap open. "Ta-ta, boys and girls!" the speedboat roars into life and tears away from beneath the hatch.
azure_avenger From: azure_avenger Date: September 28th, 2008 04:06 am (UTC) (Link)
"Uh-unh, bunky. Not this time.."

He braces against the frame of the hatch, and uses his weapon arm to fire his grappling line, aimed at the boat.
From: brainiac_lives Date: September 28th, 2008 10:52 am (UTC) (Link)
The hook lands with a thunk in the boat, and pulls it to a juddering halt. The motor claps out suddenly and Toyman is launched forward and over the bow. "Noo! Mommy!!"
last_joke_x From: last_joke_x Date: September 28th, 2008 02:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
"Jesse, can ya do that runnin' on water thing an bring ton o' fun back to us?"

He's at least seen it done and it would make the catching of Toyman that much easier.
3x2_9yz_4a From: 3x2_9yz_4a Date: September 28th, 2008 07:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
Jesse looks up from where she's been rubbing at her wrist, where the syringes hit. Doesn't look like he injected anything, but...

"I can't run on water and get him, but I can swim." She quickly slides through the trapdoor and into the water, swimming rapidly towards the struggling Toyman.
From: brainiac_lives Date: September 28th, 2008 10:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
Toyman flounders in the boat a bit, before giving up, and smiling as Jesse reaches for him. "I'll come quietly, ossifer..." He licks his lips, and his eyes go totally black.
3x2_9yz_4a From: 3x2_9yz_4a Date: September 29th, 2008 05:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
"His eyes just went black, guys... I'm gonna toss him into the boat."

And Jesse picks him up and tosses him into the boat, getting ready to duck beneath the water in case of explosion.
last_joke_x From: last_joke_x Date: September 29th, 2008 06:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
Which at this point, he's been expecting their luck to be bad. The fact that once they get a break it seems whoever they're going after tends to be knocked out of the equation or not even a real person.
From: brainiac_lives Date: September 29th, 2008 09:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
But this time, the enemy doesn't explode. Toyman just sits there, in the boat, which slowly stops rocking, his weight balanced out. His eyes remain open, and pitch black. And then his mouth drops open, a microchip falling out.
3x2_9yz_4a From: 3x2_9yz_4a Date: September 29th, 2008 09:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
"There's a microchip of some sort that just fell out of his mouth. Hating robots. Still." Jesse's pushing the boat back towards the trapdoor opening, angling it so that Toyman can be lifted out.
last_joke_x From: last_joke_x Date: September 29th, 2008 10:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
"And as strange as all of this is, I can still find myself able to say it's just a job."

Looking over to Beetle, Red raises a brow that's unseen through the helmet he's wearing. "I think we jus' went into your side of things."
azure_avenger From: azure_avenger Date: September 30th, 2008 02:24 am (UTC) (Link)
"Sure, sure. Something electronic happens, and everybody's eyes glaze over. And that'll be enough of that anti-robot sentiment, young lady. Fleshist."

He winches in the grappling line to secure the boat, and lifts out the deactivated Toyman android.

"Let's get this guy and that microchip up to the Watchtower. I have an isolated clean room up there where I can take things apart. Of course, this begs the question about what happened to the real Toyman.."
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