|Date posted||14 May 2013|
19.x (Donation Interlude 1; Blasto) is the fourth chapter, and first interlude, of Scourge. Blasto gets a new lab from Accord, Bonesaw and Defiant end up trashing it. Afterwards Bonesaw plays Blasto like a suit.
We see an in-depth look into Blasto’s tinker process.
Two of the ambassadors that had previously been guarding Blasto are thrown back down the stairs with holes in them now dead thanks to an unseen foe.
Defiant shows up as the two murderers while they are confronting the bio-tinker. Defiant effortlessly dispatches Damsel of Distress by bisecting her with the nano-thorn generator in his leg and then obliterating everything above her shoulders.
Bonesaw recognises him as Armsmaster immediately. When she claims to have loaded herself up with a 'bajillion plagues', Defiant claims that he would unleash that upon the world if it meant killing Bonesaw. However, his armor is sealed, the lab is sealed, and Blasto - who is unprotected - is a villain and, therefore, in Defiant's eyes, an acceptable loss.
Defiant immediately attacks Bonesaw, impaling her through the heart and deploying a set of additional blades to harm her further - something which Bonesaw identifies as Mannequin's work. When Bonesaw attempts to enlist Blasto's help against Defiant, Blasto is fine with his death if it means that Bonesaw will perish. Defiant continues to fight Bonesaw, managing to strike her in two, but a combination of Bonesaw's redundant and augmented biology as well as a binding agent prevents him from finishing her off. Bonesaw escapes, abducting Blasto in the process, while Defiant continues to struggle to free himself.
Later, Dragon arrives, having been unable to arrive any sooner. In her humanoid body, Dragon manages to free Defiant from Bonesaw's binding agent. While they did not manage to stop Bonesaw, Dragon reveals that she was successful in ensuring the death of the Siberian. Defiant and Dragon continue their pursuit.
- Accord sets up Blasto with a lab; intending him to be a fall guy for the authorities.
- The Slaughterhouse Nine interfere.
- The Nine lose valuable members.
- The comment about frog DNA and Dinosaurs harkens to Jurassic Park. Published in 1990, after the timeline divergence. It is unknown if it was originally published on Earth Bet or published on Earth Alph and then transferred over.
- Bonesaw points out in this chapter that Defiant's spear makes use of some of Mannequin's technologies - this is a callback to Mannequin's non-verbal comment that he and Colin are similar.
- It should be pointed out that Blasto had been a Tinker for years before he attempted, and failed, to create The Morrigan. This is possibly means that had he just triggered he would not have even been able to attempt it.
|Chapters||19.1 • 19.2 • 19.3 • 19.x • 19.4 • 19.5 • 19.6 • 19.7 • 19.y • 19.z|
|Battles and Events||The Echidna Event • Skirmish in Boston|