(And with that last post the thread was abandoned. Left to turn to dust in the wake of the anchient warrior...)
(honestly tho. Y'all where'd ya go.)
(Intermission: This has nothing to do with the actual story I just think it'd be funny)
Kei transmatted out of Scythe's jumpship, landing on the currently empty landing pad of the Lighthouse. It almost seemed like a ghost town, as most others, excluding a few maintenance frames, had moved elsewhere. He sighed and muttered to himself, "Forgotten again huh?"
He summoned his ghost and removed his helmet, "Am I really that forgettable?"
His Ghost's shell rotated a few times as she replied, "If I was not constantly inside of your head, I would most likely forget you as well."
Kei rolled his eyes and began walking towards the cluster of main buildings, "Gee, love you too..."
"What's tha-", Kei stopped as his Ghost was cut off mid sentence.
"Ghost?", he called to her, glancing around himself. For a minute he feared that the Vex Mind had found a way to once again block his connection to his Ghost. However these fears were put to rest, albeit rather suddenly when he was grabbed by an invisible force. He struggled against the unseen enemy, fighting to free himself.
After a white flash Kei vanished.
The Warlock fell a few feet into the dirt, rolling before settling into a crouch and raising his fists. His weapons were gone, pulled right out of their holsters by the invisible entity.
"If I show myself. Will you set me on fire or something?", a slightly synthetic voice called out.
Kei turned in a circle in an attempt to find the source of the voice, "Depends. Where is my Ghost."
"Your Ghost is fine, I just stunned it for a minute."
Kei lowered his fists an inch, "And my weapons?"
Susanoo and the rest of his gear fell out of thin air onto the ground.
The Guardian scrambled and snached up the weapons, sliding them into their respective places on his person.
"So I'll ask again. If I drop my cloak, will you shoot me?", the voice called out again.
Kei sighed, "I guess not. Either you can kill me faster than I can shoot you, or you really aren't an enemy."
An exo seemed to pop into existance right in front of the Warlock, causing him to flinch in a startled manner.
The Exo stretched his arms upwards and did a few stretches. (however unnecessary they may have been) He turned back to Kei and clapped his hands together, "Now, this is purely hypothetical. But, say I'm a time traveller. And the only way I can effectively function outside of my timeline is, say a computer chip with the memories of my future self that I could download into my head." Kei only blinked in confusion as the Exo continued, "The Problem- sorry Hypothetical problem- that I would have is that I need to find the deceased body of my future self in order to know what happens." The Exo teleported himself next to the Kei and drapped an arm over his shoulder, "What I'm trying to say is that if this story was not completely made up and not at all the truth. Where would I find my- I mean the -body of my future self?"
Kei removed the Exo's arm and took a few seps away, "Are you... The Stranger? I've heard rumors about the Stranger before but... Weren't you a girl?"
The Exo stomped his foot, "I'm not the Fucking Stranger! Ugh! Fine! I'll find this hypothetical future body of mine myself!"
Kei was once again enveloped in a flash of light, reappearing on the landing pad of the Lighthouse.
"-at?", his Ghost said from her place beside him, as if finishing her sentence from earlier.
Kei glanced around, his confusion only growing as he realized that nothing seemed out of place at all.
"Kei? Are you ok?", his Ghost asked.
Kei shook his head in an attempt to clear it, "Uh... I'm fine... I think... I need to ask Scythe what was in those painkillers they used on me during surgery..."
His Ghost paused in thought, "Okkkkkaaaaayy... Weirdo..."
(Poorly written time consuming trash! And again, this has nothing to do with the story. I just got bored...)
(Can everyone do a roll call so we know who's here?)
(Kei arrived with the Skiffs btw)
Kei tuned into the comms, "Scythe. Where do you need me? I'm ready to go when you are."
(A... Parting Gift?)
Kei listened through the comms in his helmet, trying to make sense of all the chatter. Argus, the Vanguard, and Cabal voices seemed to mesh together. Finally he switched to a less crowded channel, "Okay, Scythe, what's going on? Are those the Cabal Argus mentioned?"
Kei looked down, "I know how that feels. I was a monster, Scythe. The Mind made me do things, terrible things. I don't know how many Guardians I killed before I was sent here. I can still hear their last words." He took a step back and ignited his hand, a ball of solar energy floating above the Vex metal. "These are the hands of a murderer. Nothing will ever change that. But These hands are also a reminder. A reminder that no matter what, I will never forget them."
He extinguished the flame and turned towards the door, "I don't know who you killed in the past, or what crimes you have committed. But all you can do now is remember. Fight for them, not yourself, not for the Traveler. But for the ones that can no longer continue the battle."
He exited the room and made his way down to where he had first woken up. In the corner of the room was a small table. An intricately detailed helmet and a fusion rifle sat side by side. He picked up Susanoo, the only weapon that the Mind had deemed perfect enough to allow him to keep.
"Guess it's time for a little revenge."
(Kei's ready for fighting things now. I'll leave it to y'all to bring him in when he's needed.)
(P.S. Just make sure you can still type. We'd miss you. :P)
(sorry y'all I b sick)
Kei put a hand on Scythe's shoulder, "Hey, are you alright?" He had made his way to the Hunters position on the Ketch only to find him muttering to himself.
Kei ignited a finger and completed the final touches on the armor he had finished constructing. A replica of Warlock robes that he had seen several years ago. There was nothing too special about the Dying Star armor that he had put together from the Vex metal. Granted, the Vex metal gave it somewhat of a heat resistance, but the Warlock didn't plan to go wading through molten metal anytime soon.
He put on the new robes, finding them to be suprisingly snug for something he had made himself. He stared at the intricate designs on the helmet before holding it up for his Ghost to send into Transmatt.
(Is your character naked due to having parts of his body replaced with Vex cybernetics? Give him something that looks cool with no special abilities! Problem solved!)
Kei was sitting upright on the table, staring at the bronze colored metal fused to his wrists. "What do you want to do?", Scythe's voice said over the intercom.
Did he want to keep them?
A part of him did. A part of him was terrified about what the Mind had turned him into and what he had attempted to do to Argus. A part of him wanted to forget the whole thing.
But a part of him didn't. A small part of him knew, deep down, that he was going to have to go back. Back to the Mind. Back to kill that Vex abomination.
He flexed the goldenrod cybernetics that now made up his hands, "Y'know what?", he said in response to Scythe's question, "I think I'll keep them. I want to use them against the Mind when we go back."
(btw ReD where are your people? Did they die or something?)
(lol neither does space magic)
The next time Kei came off of his drug induced coma he was still on the surgical table. He was almost suprised to find a Dreg going at his leg with a blowtorch.
His ghost floated nearby, giving the Worker directions in their native language. When she noticed Kei she drifted over to his head, "The metal is coming off well for the most part. Although it seems to have an extreme level of heat resistance, we have to heat it well into the thousands in order to get it off of you." She paused, her gaze traveling over the remaining metal, "You're lucky you're a Sunsinger. Otherwise we would've ended up baking you along with the metal."
Kei sighed, "As long as it's gone. I don't care what you do."
"Well that's the thing..."
Kei looked over at his Ghost, "What's the thing."
His Ghost continued, "It's your hands. The Mind created the cybernetics in your hands to somehow channel your light energy. We tried everything to get it off but...", she turned to look him in the eyes. "The light has accepted the modifications. They are part of you now Kei."
(So yeah Kei has metal hands now cause y not?)
Kei's Ghost turned to the Rakik, translating her speech to the correct language, "I'm going to bring him back. I don't know if there's a limit for how long a Guardian can stay dead."
She hovered over Kei and let out a burst of light. A few moments later the mutilated Warlock gasped, what Vex machinery that had been removed regenerated back as scarred human flesh.
He winced and let out a shout of pain, gritting his teeth, "Agh! What's going on! Where am I!?"
His Ghost drifted over into his field of view, "Shh. It's Ok Kei. Just hang in there. I cannot revive you with your limbs in tact if the Vex components are not removed."
Kei clenched his jaw and nodded in understanding, wincing as the Fallen continued to work.
Name: Kei Dragdoul
Weapons: Paleocontact JPK-43, Susanoo, Bonekruscher
Armor: Armor of a Dying Star (full set) (Shader is Predawne)
Appearance: Tan skin with a rugged closely shaved beard. Brown eyes with a buzz-cut. (The average white soldier-guy)
Backstory: Until responding to a distress call from Argus, Kei worked mostly for the Vanguard and Dead orbit.
Upon reaching Argus and joining them in their fight against the Vex Mind he was knocked unconcious and captured by the Mind. Convinced Argus had abandoned him he allied himself with the Vex and was cybernetically enchanced to be "perfected". Upon encountering members of Argus on a Fallen Ketch wounds inflicted to his cybernetics allowed for his Ghost to pull him out of the grasp of the Repetitive Mind.
(tbh y'all I don't know where I am right now. Just gonna take it that Kei has been moved to a medical bay or something.)
Kei's Ghost turned away from her Guardian to address the closest Hunter, "On a side note, what happened to the others. The Vex found a way to keep me supressed from within transmatt, because of that I was unable to keep track of anything beyond what Kei saw and heard."
Kei laughed nervously, "Heh, you're sure this'll work right? I'll be back right?"
His ghost drifted down to his face, "I've stayed with you throughout your time as a Guardian, the bond between Ghost and Guardian is never easily broken."
Kei's eye darted nervously from Scythe to his Ghost, "Okay, Let's do this..." He closed his eye and waited for the world to fade away.
Kei's Ghost contuinued, "If he still had all of his limbs I'd simply recommend killing him and letting me revive him out of the shell. However the Vex replaced some of his limbs so I doubt that would work."