Just your average military training officer really.
<i>Nanoha sighs slightly, her staff lighting up as she holds it in the air. </i>
N: "Raising Heart, I want you to find the others. Or at least Sophia. Search for her magical signature, no need to go wide area though. Just a quarter mile range should do."
R: "Of course master, beginning Limited Area Search!"
<i>Tracking magic bursts from the staff, rushing out and unless anything blocked it easily being able to lock into Sophia's mana. They did spar before after all, so the data is recorded. Assuming her spell worked, she'd simply walk through whichever door they're behind. Otherwise, she chooses the larger one at random.</i>
Limited Area Search for Sophia, will get location of target unless there's interference or the target is further than a quarter mile out.
<i>Nanoha would chuckle a bit while looking at Kyoko's reaction, she can't exactly blame the girl for being annoyed by this nonsense. If anything, it's entirely reasonable. Either way, she keeps on walking to try and catch up with Faye, plus the others with any luck.</i>
"Let's keep moving for now, I'm hoping to find them shortly so that we can get this done with more quickly."
<i>She holds her staff forward while advancing. Feet stepping through the room while her eyes dart about, all of it done with military precision. Even though this room was clear, she can't simply take it for granted that it'll remain such forever after all.</i>
<i>Nanoha shrugs at Kyoko while aiming to walk back towards the other group.</i>
"Frankly, I'm kind of considering just leveling the building and calling it a day. Or at least, trying to. That's kinda why I wanted everyone gathered, wouldn't do to hit somebody with stray shots."
<i>She'd raise her staff forward and simply kick open the door if it had shut, if the thing were locked or the like it'd quickly find itself beset upon with superhuman strength. Either way, the goal is naturally to keep on moving back towards Faye. Or at least where Faye had gone.</i>
<i>Nanoha watches the beast for a moment, another barrier briefly rising to block the wind aimed at both her and Kyoko. It'd go down a few seconds later though, and be followed up by a heavy slam from the woman's staff. Not even any spell behind, save enhancing her strength. Never the less, if Kyoko's kick didn't finish the job, this blow would likely send their target flying as a bloody mess.</i>
Staff strike: Medium physical damage
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<i>Fate takes that cue to heart, even the mana she was using to defend is suddenly pumped straight into <b>movement</b>. Even superhuman combatants might well be unable to see her, but even so the rush of air while she bursts away from Maegara is quite present. It's no teleporting, just insane speed that gets her near Mitsuru and a Nanoha who's landed next to the other woman.</i>
N: "Just gonna throw up some barriers, not sure it'll help if things go wrong but it can't hurt."
F: "Yeah, that seems about as good an idea as we've got now."
<i>Both mages would raise their weapons up in front of them, cartridges clicking out rapidly and creating a shimmering golden and pink barrier. With any luck they won't need it, but if they do. Well, it should in theory withstand enough force to level a city given they've focused vast amounts of mana into the bubble now around them. All 3 of them, unless Mitsuru for some reason wanted to leave.</i>
N: "Haha, I'm kinda curious if his attack will work. I'm thinking yes, if that armor does what I'm guessing it does."
F: "It has been rather interesting. I guess. Wouldn't want to deal with these things in reality though, that could get messy... And are you alright Miss? Seem pretty worn down, and I've never seen a mage quite like you."
<i>Nanoha shrugs as Fate begins questioning, investigators. Ah well.</i>
N: "There'll be time to ask questions later, for now let's just see how it goes."
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N: <span class="underline">On it lady, time to give it my all!</span>
F: <span class="underline">Wait your all? Isn't that a bit over the top fo-</span>
<i>Before Fate's thoughts can be completed, Nanoha would surge forward once again. She's aiming to get close enough that her foe can't dodge this one. Given the amount of magic tossed around here by herself, Fate, and even Misuru, there's plenty to work with for...</i>
N: "Blaster Mode level two!"
Raising Heart: "Starlight Breaker Ex-Fb!"
<i>As her weapons computerized voice sounds out, and four of the small metal devices she had used eariler appear. Ambient mana left in the air would gather up into the woman's weapon in an instant as 2 cartridges click out. Alect would be faced by a barrage of massive pink energy beams, each one easily able to cleave a skyscraper in half at the very least. All of them slamming towards not only her staff arm but engulfing her entire body with a dazzling display of raw force.
The vast force she's let loose with doesn't leave Nanoha unharmed either though, steam smokes off Rasing Heart and the woman's hands are covered in burns. Even so, she's been through enough to handle this. For now.</i>
Nanoha's ultimate attacks: 1/4
<i>As for Fate, her own efforts become entirely focused upon evading for the moment. Even the absent-minded shots laid down in hopes of doing something are gone, instead the mana she'd be using to attack is channeled into even greater speed and defense. If the blows were able to catch her regardless of that focus on evading, they'd find themselves then blocked by a fairly powerful shield as well.</i>
F: <span class="underline">In case anyone missed it, the big one is getting ready to fire again. Now'd be a good time to get whatever cover you can, or focus your efforts on defense if you're sure of it.</span>
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<i>Fate's armor bursts away, leaving her wearing nothing more than a black bodysuit with red accents. That obviously leaves her more open to attacks that strike true... But her already impressive evasion is taken up to eleven. She rushes downward in a blur that even this machine might have some trouble keeping up with. If anything were still able to hit, her blade would conjure another barrier and that's about all she can do.
But if the dodge succeeded, she'd begin quickly aiming to send several small orbs of lightning flying out, this time they seem to be guided and homing, 6 shots that are heading right for more of the untouched vents upon her foe. Clearly having taken note of that stray bolts effects.
As for Nanoha, her efforts switch gear. She'd take a look over towards Alecto and point Raising Heart at it. The machine find her far closer than she was a few seconds ago. Followed by a massive barage of 32 orbs of glowing pink light rushing through the sky towards her at high speeds. Even if they missed, the Axel Shooter orbs would still violently rush backward and twist through the air to try and strike at their targets.</i>
F: <span class="underline">I'm focusing on dodging over here, that and I think I found a weak point in the big one. Vents, it looks like the main cannon overheats.</span>
N: <span class="underline">Decided to change targets, staff using one looks their support unit so I'm gonna try and give it a hard time for now. Lemme know if you need any covering fire though.</span>
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<i>Nanoha who was several meters off to the side from Fate, would evade the brunt of the beam aimed towards her partner. She's able to evade the remainder of the blast zone with a superhumanly quick side step that carries her several more meters away from it. The edge does slam her back somewhat, but that's what a Barrier Jacket is for.
Fate, on the other hand, being far closer to the attack isn't nearly so able to evade. She's more than fast enough to get away from the main beam, but the blast wave is a serious issue. A cartridge clicks out of her sword while the woman slams it in front of herself. A glowing golden barrier taking up its place in front of her. With that, the pair responds to Mitsuru.</i>
N <span class="underline">Got it, that sounds like a good first step in this to me. I'm gonna try and get that sword one off our man of few words. Fate, think you can deal with the big mech for a bit longer?</span>
F: <span class="underline">Yeah, I've got it for now Nanoha. If we can bring one down, that'll make things a whole lot easier.</span>
<i>With that exchange done, Fate would assuming she were able to. Try and get in even closer once again, hoping to avoid the chest blaster by using her superior speed and launching a barrage of lightning bolts from only about 15 meters out.
Nanoha's efforts of course turn towards the sword using mecha. Her charge time wasn't intrupted thankfully.</i>
N: "Blaster Mode level one! Break Fire!"
<i>Steam rises off the weapon in her hands, and two flying bits that look very similar to Raising Heart's spearhead would suddenly burst out of the device. Not only does the weapon let loose with a massive burst of pink energy flying directly for the machine as two cartridges click out of it, but the additional devices it brought out would do the same, each as powerful as the first. Though this has the side effect of covering Nanoha's hands in burn marks and leaving her somewhat harmed, the effect should hopefully be obvious. Either way, they vanish seconds later.</i>
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<i>The women would both grin, Raising Heart quickly shifts form into a spear with a red jewel set in the center. Bardiche would take on the shape of a large yellow energy sword, the massive weapon somehow easily held by Fate despite being damn near as big as her.
With those changes made they rush off into separate directions, the blonde swordswoman rushing forward in an impossibly fast and preparing to take evasive action. If she were able to close into mid-range, then the machine would fit itself set upon by a beam shape like her sword rushing for its cannon.
Nanoha stays back at long range, of course, glowing pink energy gathering up within her weapon for a time as well. As of now her course is to simply charge and prepare while readying to dodge if she must. Though their hope is for their target to be distracted by Fate, really.</i>
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<i>Nanoha and Fate both chuckle, leaping out of the ship and suddenly taking off into the air. They'd shoot away at sonic speeds, the brown haired woman quickly flying higher up and trying to get a better look at the area around them. Fate remains below her by a few hundred feet, prepared to step in if anything tries to reach close range. At the same time, their voices would begin sounding out to the other two voices, mentally.</i>
F: <span class="underline">Alright, first off hope you don't mind telepathy. Should be easy to control. And air combat is kind of our thing. So we'll be up here for the moment at least. I can close in if needed though.</span>
N: <span class="underline">Yeah. I'll be hanging back, long range fire support is more my area of expertise.</span>
<i>From their place above the field, both mages are more than capable of seeing a wide range of the city. They'd hover in place, staff and axe raised up in a ready pose in the event that defense is needed.</i>
Sun Mall: Lazy Afternoon
<i>A pair of young women wander through a crowded mall, not that they seem to be paying much attention to those around them. One's got blonde hair and is wearing a black t-shirt, along with a pair of dark blue slacks. The second is wearing a white sweater and skirt, each of them holding onto their opposite's hand. The sun shines down into the mall through a large window above, the entire celling showing it even, perhaps that's the namesake?</i>
N: "Still black, huh? I'm gonna get you to pick something else that isn't a uniform, one day."
F: "Heh, maybe. I like it though, not as if there's anything wrong with that."
<i>Nanoha shrugs slightly, just giggling at her partner's taste. It's more a tradition to bug her than anything, really. The brunette stares around the area curiously for a few moments. Fate's eyebrows quirk upwards.</i>
F: "Something wrong? You seem distracted, and I don't think it's just because it's the usual."
N: "Nah, it isn't. Just this place I guess, the whole place is one mess of mixed-up worlds right? And nobody even bats an eye at that. They just keep going on, I don't get it."
<i>The blonde nods at that, this world is rather strange to her. The people just keep on trudging despite this madness around them, it's almost impressive to her. But she gets the discomfort too all things considered.</i>
F: "Well, nothing much to do about it I guess. Let's just try to have fun for now, yeah?"
<i>Nanoha nods at that and starts walking a bit faster, despite that though, there's a gleam from a red gem around her neck. Scanning for magic, or anything else out of place. Fate sighs slightly while noticing that, but now they simply walk towards... For now, a rather large fountain full of coins that the pair leans back against.</i>