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The NEON Division: "Agent Pandora Fields Forever"
« on: July 28, 2010, 03:00:50 PM »
The great country of Canada, a small useless part of the New British Empire and the place the Americans to the south thought was just one big joke.  Well, this one big joke kept on whipping them at ice hockey, although unfortunately that seemed to be the only thing they were better at.  Well, that and speed-skating, but no one really took that one seriously either, did they?  I guess anything that involves ice, the guys and gals to the north do it best.  Don't get me wrong, it's nice to see them good at something for a change.  Like, take Luxembourg for example.  Just to let you know, that it's this tiny country somewhere in the Low Countries to the north of France.  I'd like Luxembourg to pull out a book, open it up and put their finger on a page and go 'That's what we're good at'.

The man in front of Pandora was Ender Stanmore, a man that dealt with problems like the one she was about to face.  The Canadian branch of the NEON Division, a group of men and women that were told to do the weirdest of shit.  And it usually ended up with facing a woman called Adalinda Knapp, or someone assosciated with her.  In this case, the bad guy in this episode was General Walther Klos, a decorated officer that had lead the south German army trhough their most recent war.  He was in Quebec, selling dangerous weapons to the everyone's favourite Canadiennes... the French.  "So yeah, Pandora.  I'm a big fan, and we're all so pleased you've decided to help us."  Stan was talking about her speed-skating career, reaching over and shaking her hand.  "Now on to the important part.  See this man here?"  He held up a black-and-white photograph.  "This is General Walther Klos.  And see this woman here?"  Another photograph.  "This is Adalinda Knapp.  I want you to kill them both."

The aircraft shuddered ever so slightly, and it nearly prematurely threw Pandora out.  As usual, the NEON Division were rather creative in the way they send their agents in to the field.  Pandora was cramed in to a sphere with very little room to manouever.  She was strapped in to her bucket seat with a bunch of seatbelts that would probably take her about a good minute to unfasten.  Her knees were almost up to her ears, while her ice-skates were in a compartment around the back.  "Put these on."  She was handed a pair of swimming goggles.  "I don't think we can take you much closer, we're going to have to drop you in to the water.  As soon as you sink to the bottom, grab the air tank and fins above your head."  He felt like an air-stewardess.  "There's a flap round the back of this... thing.  Your skates are in a waterproof bag in there.  Now's the time to start asking questions.  And no... don't ask me why you're wearing that and stuck in this ball..."
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Re: Agent Pandora Fields Forever
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2010, 01:51:14 AM »
Pandora wasn't exactly quite sure why she had bothered to agree. To help deal with their 'little' problem that nobody seemed to be able to do on their own. It wasn't the fact that she minded helping, doing a job that everyone else decided they couldn't do, and it wasn't the fact that she'd get to kick some German ass. She wasn't quite sure what her reasoning behind it all was, what she would say if shit hit the fan and she had to look back and say "Why the hell did I get into this?" it had to be a worth-while reason for sure. Somethin she could nod in agreement to still at that point and say "Yeah, alright. That was a good reason."


Pandora's eyes traveled over her little contraption that she had been strapped into for the ride for what seemed like the hundredth time since she had seen it. It was odd, weird and confusing all at once. Not one after the other, just all together. It didn't seem safe and Pandora couldn't seem to figure out why they didn't just stick a parachute on her back with those skates and pat her on the back saying "Have at 'er!"


"I feel like I'm playing James Bond," she said instead of posing a question as Stan had asked if she had any. "Do I get a cool car once I reach land? How aboot some fancy toys? I'd like some toys. Do my skates turn into weapons? I mean, not that they aren't already but... do they have like a turbo speed? That would be pretty cool. I like fast. Fast boys, fast toys. Well, so long as they aren't fast behind closed doors."


Before she could say anything else and before Stan could even begin to reply to her Pandora found herself falling through the air towards the dangerous waters below and she sighed, just waiting for the moment she would hit the chilly depths. She didn't even get to find out if she got cool toys!


Closing her eyes, Pandora took in a deep intake of breath just before her body went under the water. The goggles were a nice help, keeping the water away from her eyes but she preferred to keep them closed while she worked on the buckles keeping her in place. The Canadian wasn't a huge fan of being in open water, and she wasn't quite sure of what she would see below the surface. It was the St. Lawrence river after all... there could be skeletons walkin' about from when the French and the English were battlin' it out! or even some American homie's down there..


Freeing herself, Pandora grabbed the skates, air tank and flippers before making her way to the surface once again, opening her eyes only to be sure she was going in the proper direction.


Maybe it was the fact she was doing good for her Country, even if it meant saving some Francophone ass. Maybe it was the fact Pandora was getting tired of not having much excitement in her life... or maybe it was just the absolute fact she would get to kick some ass. And take on the status of "Knapp Killer." Yes... that sounded like a pretty cool title...

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Re: Agent Pandora Fields Forever
« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2010, 11:35:15 AM »
"Pandora... listen up."  The Canadian voice spoke to her through a small ear-piece.  Underwater, she wasn't going to be able to reply, but all she had to do was let Stanmore speak anyway.  "So I'm hoping you got out of that thing OK, because the last person we sent down there, she couldn't get the damn straps unbuckled fast enough and ended up drowning.  Bloody idiot.  We told her to take a breath, grab the buckle with both hands, and press down hard with her thumb.  It doesn't take a genius to get free -- I mean, we've got you on the mission, don't we?"

Up on the surface, there was a man sitting on the beach, throwing stones in to the water.  His hair had grown in to a mullet, and the green, baggy jumpsuit that covered his body was torn and ripped in certain areas.  On top of all that, there was a brown bomber jacket, with the sleeves rolled up to his elbows as usual.  He clearly looked bored, as if he were waiting for someone to arrive.  It just so happened, that when that person eventually bobbed her head out of the water, a large stone cracked her bang in the forehead.  The patch on his arm suggested he was part of the NEON Division, although from which branch, it would be unclear until he spoke.

He spoke now.  An Eastern accent.  "You should watch where you're going.  Who in their right mind starts SCUBA diving in a place where folk are throwing stones in to the sea?  Clearly, that person has to be a Canadian.  And it's just a shame that this damn country is full of them.  I don't know who's worse -- you or the French.  And I've worked with both."  It was Mikhail's way of saying hello to Pandora.  "Your boss said he needed some help.  I was gonna send over my little Norwegian sweet-heart to help you, but she's too busy drinking a cocktail in Vladivostok.  So you're stuck with me instead.  My name's Agent Mikhailakirichenkovich.  Now as long as I don't get a bullet in the backside because of you, we're sorted.  What's going to happen, is I'll pop up at random parts of the story and supply you with information, or hand you over a key that you might need.  Don't ask me how I got it, because I'm an NPC* and I can do what ever the hell I please off-camera.  I'll be leaving all the fighting up to you, all the shooting and all the dangerous stuff.  Got that?"

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Re: The NEON Division: "Agent Pandora Fields Forever"
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2010, 11:52:34 PM »
Pandora pulled the goggles off of her face and flung them across the water at the man who had made an appearance. She hadn't even known someone would be waiting for her. Stanmore never mentioned it to her! Maybe he never got the chance? And what an asshole he was too. What was his name? Mikhail-something-or-other. "Who, in their right mind tosses rocks into the water when you obviously must have seen me hit the surface! Unless you're blind, and don't actually know what the hell you're doing. Which I'm sure, is part of your problem." Coming out of the water, Pandora headed towards him and shook herself like a dog purposely to fling water from her onto the beach company.
"I don't know why they think I need someone with me on this-- I work better alone. And if you're going to just be annoying and pop up in random parts and blab off your irritating little mouth, than you can just say that you did-- and don't. It'll save both you, and I, a lot of trouble. Especially being an apparent Canadian-hater that you are. So, go join your little sweet-heart wherever the hell you said she is, and leave the German killing to me, alright?"
Pandora was speaking out of irritation. Rubbing the mark that would surely turn into a bruise on her forehead she didn't want to be around foreign man anymore than he wanted to be around her. Especially if he was going to be throwing things in her general direction. And he was worried about her getting him shot! Ha!

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Re: The NEON Division: "Agent Pandora Fields Forever"
« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2010, 08:28:01 PM »
"Oh, I saw you in the water.  But that doesn't mean I'm gonna stop throwing rocks in your direction."  Mikhail was obviously hinting that he was going to be more of a nuisance than a help.  "Well, let's see.  You think you can work alone?  What about your last mission?  Didn't Stanmore tell you not to blow up the base?  And what did you do?  Blow up the base.  Now... what would a medal-winning, speedskating university brat be doing in a place like this?  Is Canada that bad, that you're the best they could get for this job?  Do you know how tough it's going to be to kill Adalinda Knapp and Walther Klos?"  The Soviet had experience with both, especially the woman.  She was a nightmare, a little weasel that always escaped laughing in victory.  They'd tracked her down to here, and this time the NEON Division couldn't let her escape.

"Take this keycard.  It'll give you access to the underground tunnels to the north.  That's where Klos and Knapp are hiding."  He stood up, his hands on his hips.  "This ain't no baking contest, Panda.  Before you get to ze Germans, you're gonna have to go through Mathieu Montand.  Yeah, that's right.  The famous Canadien speedskater himself.  Think you can handle him?"

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Re: The NEON Division: "Agent Pandora Fields Forever"
« Reply #5 on: August 25, 2010, 01:56:05 AM »
Taking the key-card from Mikhail, Pandora slipped it into her back pocket without even giving it a second glance. Fine, she'd take the little help the smart-mouth Russian was going to offer, but she wasn't going to do so with a good attitude. She hated it when others decided to stick their little noses in and 'help' her do something she could do another way... her way. Whether it be with blowing things up, or beating the snot out of someone to get the job done. Yeah... Pandora really did prefer to do things her way. "Montand's got nothing on me, if you had any idea who I was-- you'd know that for yourself. But I suppose you don't, do you? Too busy playing the cool tough guy that everyone dislikes but doesn't really care because he gets a kick out of irritating people until they want to peel their own skin off their bodies. I don't quite see how people like you enjoy... being people like you. But that's none of my business. If you really think Montand is going to be a problem for me... you need to take your leave now. Because you're only going to get in my way. I don't care if Stanmore thinks you need to be here or not... I don't need you. And the only reason I blew up that damn base was because pure accident. Perhaps if they hadn't kept all those explosives around, it would still be standing. So mind your tongue. I don't know much about this Knapp and Klos couple but Montand's nothing compared to what you think about him..."
Running her thumb across her lower lip, Pandora thought about what she had just said. It had been awhile since she'd heard anything about Mathieu Montand... but then again-- he was french. What on earth could have possibly changed... other than it seemed he was working for the Germans...?
"What do you know about Mathieu? Why's he with this group of bad guys? Brainwashed? Promised a large sum of money?"

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Re: The NEON Division: "Agent Pandora Fields Forever"
« Reply #6 on: June 11, 2013, 06:46:55 PM »
"Hey, enough of the character assassination.  I had a few guesses why Mathieu Montand might have turned to the dark side, but now I know what the number one reason is."  Montand frowned, looking at her and almost licking his lips at the temptation to push her head in to the water and hold it there for five minutes until she stopped struggling.  "And I thought working with the British branch was a pain in the ass..."  He muttered, loud enough for Pandora to hear him.  Deliberate, of course.  He had nothing else for her, and she clearly didn't want any of his help.  Her problem was the lack of knowledge she had on Adalinda Knapp and Walther Klos.  It might be easy for her to get past Mathieu Montand with little effort, but she was jumping in to the unknown when facing the German pair.  What was Stanmore thinking, sending someone in without a proper intelligence report on her enemy?

"You've got a radio.  Use it.  I want to know how you're getting on.  My radio frequency should be tuned in to your headset so contact me if you run in to any problems... like breaking a nail or running out of your lipstick."  He looked at his watch and looked off in to the distance.  "Looks like this is where we part ways for now.  I'll meet you outside the tunnels if you get that far.  If not, it's been a pleasure to work with you."  The Russian ran off without waiting for a reply, leaving Pandora on her own.

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Re: The NEON Division: "Agent Pandora Fields Forever"
« Reply #7 on: June 18, 2013, 02:53:33 AM »

Tunnels? What tunnels? Nobody had mentioned anything about tunnels to Pandora-- then again not much had been brought up and mentioned to her at all before she was tossed out of the airplane. Luckily for her, she wasn't needing to put up with Mikhail's unwelcomed I'm-higher-than-you attitude. It made the Canadian want to take her time getting through and dealing with Montand, especially after she found out what on earth made his French mind decide to swing around to the 'dark side' as Mikhail had put it.

Coming up on to the beach, Pandora took her time removing the flippers from her feet and adjusting her earpiece so that it fit properly. She didn't think she would be hearing from Mikhail anytime soon, not until she started to take her time to show up and the Russian man got impatient. She understood of course, that she needed to get her little butt moving on the whole 'German bad-guy' situation but she -really- hadn't liked Mikhail's attitude upon meeting him, and felt like dragging it out just a little bit longer; it wasn't like Montand was going to be going anywhere anytime soon. She just wished that she had been told -where- exactly she was supposed to be heading, and where these goddamn tunnels were, if there -were- tunnels and it wasn't some metaphor for something else.

Ditching the flippers, Pandora headed off on her way finally, the need to know what the hell happened with Montand getting the better of her.

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