|Date posted||14 February 2012|
The Undersiders get onto Bitch's dogs to make the journey to confront Purity and despite Grue being visually in pain he insists on coming along. Tattletale receives a text from Coil urging the team to be careful and then the team moves out, using Tattletale's power to help locate Purity quicker. As they approach they see her fighting alongside Rune, who is atop a piece of building controlled by her telekinesis and Crusader, using his duplicates to carry him as a form of flight. They are opposed by the capes with flight powers from New Wave and Aegis.
The dogs make the climb up onto a rooftop in an effort to get high enough to get Purity's attention and Regent causes Rune to lose her footing on her floating debris, leaving her hanging off the edge. She levitates it over to the roof they are on before Regent causes her to fall and then attacks them in a rage, dropping other pieces from the sky in an attempt to crush them. She causes severe structural damage to the building them are on and then next one the dogs jump to, forcing the Undersiders to drop down into an alley. Once in the alley it becomes evident that Grue's stitches have already been pulled out, but the team has no chance to try to fix this because Night and Fog appear at one end of the alley.
Fog disperses his body into a cloud and advances steadily down the alley. Angelica refuses to back away, intent on defending Bitch, but the dog makes an unnatural yelp as the cloud makes contact with her. With all attention (and eyes) on Angelica, Night attacks Brutus, striking him more than ten times with severe gouges and throwing him towards the Undersiders. Tattletale attempts to explain Night's power, comparing it to somebody who has a psychological block that prevents them from transforming into their monstrous form when people can see them, though she emphasises this isn't actually very accurate.
As Skitter readies to attack Night with bugs, Night withdraws a flashbang grenade from her sleeve. Tattletale tells Grue that he will need to cover it, but Grue falls to the floor, unable to function properly due to his blood loss. As Tattletale desperately tries to get his attention, Night pulls the pin of the flashbang and throws it high above their heads.
- Coil uses his power to ensure the safety of the Undersiders.
- The wiki administrators will neither confirm nor deny that there is a reward for the original chapter of Buzz 7.9.
- This chapter was rewritten due to Wildbow being unhappy with the quality. The canonicity of the chapter ties into meta revelations made later in the story.
|Chapters||7.1 • 7.2 • 7.3 • 7.4 • 7.5 • 7.6 • 7.7 • 7.8 • 7.9 • 7.10 • 7.11 • 7.12 • 7.x|
|Battles and Events||Collapse of the Empire Eighty-Eight|