Hello there. Sorry that this episode is so late, but as you all probably know, it was MOCpages and their server crash that prevented me from accessing the site in the first place, and uploading the pictures. I could have gotten it up on Wednesday if it wasn't for the crappy timing of the crash, but I have been doing some LDD homework over the time MOCpages has been down. There is also a SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT at the bottom of this page, so if you're too lazy to read the whole thing, scroll down at the bottom.
But you didn't have to know that stuff above; you came here to read the comic! This episode comes directly after the previous one here, and the other characters listed to appear on the main Viery battle are introduced to aid the 7-man squad. Text can be found at the bottom of the corresponding pictures, and there's a lot of purple blood in this episode...so if you are somehow squeamish from purple plastic pools of alien blood, you might as well look away. Enjoy!
EIite Major: It was only a matter of time, foolish human! You will die...and Reach will be OURS!!!
*A huge explosion impacts the Elite’s position and sends both him and Bohrok Lord flying* Unknown voice: Not if I have anything to say about it!
Elite Major: YAAGGHHHH!!!
Bohrok Lord: AAAYYYEEEE!!!!
Grunt Minors: Run away run away! Demon make big fire! Run away run away!
Kyle Butler: Who the heck fired that shot? Dervis Tetch: Take cover! Who knows if it was meant for us?!? William Pugh: Don’t worry, fellow Spartan…I think our help has arrived!
Josh Cooper: Nice shot Collins! You hit that like through the eye of a needle! Christian Collins: (behind rocket launcher) Well, I am a demo…and I was watching some fails of the weak too!
*Collins’ rocket shot scatters the survivors and creates a massive explosion*
Ash Mck: (in the air) Charlie Squad, attack!
*Charlie Squad rushes from behind the Warthog and begins their assault*
SHINK!!! Elite Major: YAAAHHHH!!!
*A spurt of blood appears out of the Elite’s chest as he impacts with a rather spiky rock*
LWC guy: Take ‘em out, boys! Kyle Butler: They have no more numbers! Push forward!
Bob Almighty: *Comlink* Captain, Bohrok Lord’s Mk V armor has locked up! It’s unknown if he survived the fall…
Ash Mck: I got the stragglers!
KABLAM!!! Grunt Minors: Aayyyyyeeee!!!!
Kyle Butler: They have retreated, or at least all of the grunts have out of sheer terror. Dervis Tetch: I think we got all of the Elites out there. You can thank my shotgun for that one! LWC guy: I’m glad to be one of those marines still alive. Thanks to the directors! Oh wait, I wasn’t supposed to say that… William Pugh: I’m gonna set up my sniper camp up on the bridge. I’ll notify you guys if I see any bogies.
*The regrouped Charlie and 7-man squads discuss in the blood-stained desert valley of Viery*
Ash Mck: Good job guys. I’m glad to see we were able to drive them back past this checkpoint. Dervis Tetch: Yeah, finally. You guys came a bit…late. And where are the Spartan IIIs and that strike group? Ash Mck: We assumed they had already arrived here. We were sidetracked by a Covenant air strike…and also an untimely bathroom break. F916: (from a distance) Hey! Blame the Johannesburg cooks for that one!
Commando Fog: The good thing is we’re here now. Although it would have helped for some reinforcement. William Pugh: I think 15 men should do fine for us. Kyle Butler: Yes, but we must fortify now! Who knows what those little methane-breathing b@stards have told their masters…
Ash Mck: I’ll take care of the coordination of this squad. Orders will be issued out after I discuss with Bob Almighty on Bohrok Lord’s condition.
F916: Hey, Cooper, I see some alarmingly large blinking dots on my radar screen up to the north…what does that even mean? Josh Cooper: Wait, we have a radar screen in our ‘hog? SWEET! Christian Collins: F916, I see them too, on my rocket targeting system…two big, two small. Can I light ‘em up?
Elite Minor: (hiding) Commander, they are all clumped. Bring in the ambush.
*Two Wraiths and two supporting Ghosts come up from a hill with a large squad of Elite Ultras to lead the charge*
LWC guy: Hey uh, guys, do we have any Scorpions with us…? Commando Fog: Don’t be silly, mari—OH MY GOD…
Ultra Commander (silver): Halt advance! It’s time for aerial bombardment. Soldiers move into position!
*The Wraiths’ plasma mortars open up and prepare for attack*
Ultra Commander: FIRE AT WILL! Bluefett: Silly Covenant, we don’t have a Will here…oh wait we do. Ash Mck: Everybody, scatter!
F916: Cooper! Stop fooling around and get in the ‘hog if you don’t wanna get killed! Josh Cooper: Try to start a loop around the bridge. Maybe we can get a better shot!
Ash Mck: Okay, uh, short notice, but uh, I think we should split up and use guerilla tactics! Dervis Tetch: That…that’s not even a plan! Anybody else have some kind of set up for us?
*Everyone goes quiet* Christian Collins: Hey guys, if I were you I would probably move away from where you’re standing…
LWC guy: How is that even possible? A squad made up of Ultras and Majors, defending two Wraiths with Ghosts on the prowl? Goddammit! Kyle Butler: Get it together man! Once we get done with this hellhole we can have cake and ice cream! LWC guy: But—but—but what if the cake…is a lie!
William Pugh: I don’t know about you guys, but I’m putting up a fight!
F916: Ah crap we can’t even move. Josh Cooper: Wow, nice job, you just wedged us in between two rocks! F916: Lemme see you do any better! Jerk. Bluefett: Mark, come with me! Protect the stranded ‘hog here at all costs!
Christian Collins: Incoming plasma shot…target lock acquired.
BLAM!!! Hiiissssssss Everybody: YAUGH!
F916: Hey, Collins! Hesitate a little longer and we might as well be next! Christian Collins: Don’t be such a pushover! I see someone behind the rocks, so I’m holding fire.
*Meanwhile, near the Wraiths* BANG! Elite Ultra: Yaaarrgghh!! My leg my leg…
*Suddenly, Nindo Gildure appears from the turret seat!* Nindo Gildure: Weren’t expecting that one, were you Covvies? Drako, take this tank for a spin!
*Sergeant Kano appears from behind the rock, and Drako Rouge spins the Wraith a bit and flips a Ghost in the process* Elite Major in Ghost: AAAHHHH!!! This is SO dishonorable!
BANG! Sergeant Kano: Shotgun never fails!
*Suddenly, the Spartan IIIs and their Elite loyalist “buddies” come out from the west and attack with a flurry of lead* Rick Amsler: HA HA!!! It’s a counter ambush, b****es! FIRE!
*Rick Amsler and Randy take out the Ultra Commander*
J0cker: Ha ha! I haven’t had this much fun since that rampage on Tango! Rick Amsler: *comlink* Commence stage two, loyalists!
SHINK!!! Hissssssss Zach Stapleton (grey ranger): Brother, your blood has been tainted by the evils the Covenant plant in your mind! Drown in that blood, now, and hope your Great Journey sends you to the right place!
Elite Minor in Ghost: HURK!! Rtas' Needle (black spec-ops) Yeah, I wouldn’t move if I were you.
William Pugh: Hey…HEY!! Kano, we’re here!
J0cker: Good to see that we brought hell to yet another Covenant attack. I’m gonna go find some grunts to squish. Randy: Hey, do any of you here that?
Uze ‘Mordum (grey arbiter): I’m sure the ants will feed happily on your corpse, brother.
Uze ‘Mordum: That’s all of them, I checked. Randy: Good job, team. Now we have to go aid Charlie squad.
*The battlefield stands soaked as all is quiet, a testament to how bloody the battle had been*
Cody Ranney (blue Field Marshall): Amsler, Guiyjarsee, everyone...more humans. Josh Cooper: Well look what the cat threw up.
*Drako Rouge emerges from the Wraith pilot seat for an announcement* Drako Rouge: Guys, I just got news from the Wraith comlink that Spire One has been destroyed! Noble Team certainly does their best... J0cker: Ha ha! Now that we've defended the bridge and Spire one has been destroyed, the Covenant is vulnerable!
Josh Cooper: F916, are you calling who I think you're calling...? F916: Jeez Cooper, I'm getting a connection with Captain Mickle. Josh Cooper: Fine. F916: *Comlink* Captain! We have just received news that Spire One has been destroyed. Move from Sword Base, and we'll regroup at the landing zone!
Okay, and now for the special announcement. As the comic suggested near the end, the next episode (episode 7) is supposed to take place where Buck's Squad and Team Foxtrot are currently located outside of Sword Base. However, because of the Mocpages crash (and a suitably heavy summer reading requirement), I can no longer continue with the comic according to schedule. Now, comic episodes have to come out much slower and will on average be a lot shorter and more poorly made. This is ONLY because the school year is starting and I will be busy on a number of difficult classes.
That being said, I am still hoping to hit my goal of 12 or 13 total episodes to finish off season one. To give the characters a sense of where this is going, the next part of it will take place in New Alexandria/space above Reach, which will be another 2 or 3 episodes, and then the final battle of Reach before glassing (is it the Battle of Aszod? I forget...) will be the conclusion to my comic, which will be the last 2 or 3 episodes. All of the characters in the comic will get some notifications on what will happen and choices to make.
Season two will, like last year's, start in January for sign ups and continue through the summer of 2012 for episodes, hopefully without such a crash. That's the whole update on the comic status for now, so hang tight!
Oh, and one more thing: all characters have THREE MORE DAYS to comment on episodes 4, 5, or this episode before they are put on the death list. So far, many of you have done a good job and commented like you should, but there are still a few people out there who haven't...so get to it.
I do not approve of the minifig change by CT-327 for myy minifig. Also I was already an ODST so you don't have to upgrade me. Also CT-327 didn't get my approval, he just assumed I liked his new design. So in lamence terms, DON'T change me. Once again nice comic!
I don't approve of the minifig change that CT-327 just assumed that I liked. 1stly he did not get my permission, 2ndly I HATE the goggles, which I have told him 2trillion times. 3rdly I like my guy how he is! Also I'm already an odst so don't listen to CT-327 when he says to promote us. Once again nice comic!
Ok they're up and ready, the download instructions has all of their gear and vehicles as well, you will need to use the same method as Eric's double stacking neck gear to get both the vests and the helmets on at once.
Quoting CT -327
This comment was approved by Mr Rogue and Mr Gildure._____OK, so umm we where ondering if you could promote us to odsts? if so contact me and I'll give you the specs for our figures.
I'll give you three permission to upgrade, as well as others who want to, but I would like to note that you can't change your weapons/personalities/equipment etc, for comic building purposes. Please post your ODST figs soon!
Space, space, space, we're all going to space, space, space, spaaaaace! Loved the portal reference! My part was epic and funny. Thank you. Awesome job! I can't wait to snipe from the side of a falcon in NEW ALEXANDRIA! I'm so excited!
Thanks so much for not killing me. It's hard, in a situation like mine to keep connected, and after summer it could be near impossible. Great work as always, but try to work on the diologue and clearity a little (it can get confusing!).