"Depends on the species, some of them look human in nature, though in practicality since the Asari where first its more like we are similar to them. My ship has seven species on it. I'm human if you couldn't tell, don't know how you couldn't. The person standing next to me is a Asari. The big guy behind me is a Krogan and the taller one is a Batarian. The other races on my ship are Turian, Salarian and Quarian. The other species where we are from are Hanar, Drell, Elcor, Volus and Vorcha. Though I really wouldn't count the last one they're more savage. Breed like pests too. Why have you never seen a alien before?"
Escotto thought things over as this merc explained things... "Hm, seems you guys're from an alternate universe too..." He mused, mainly to himself.
His eyes glazed over when he started banging on about how badass he and his crew were. "Oh, you mean like every edgy teenager who's played too much C.O.D.? Oh, and as far as not getting laid goes: Challenge accepted! Oh, and I'll let you in on a lil' secret..." He trailed off, leaning close, so only Elijah could hear. "My dick's bigger than yours!"
Before anything else could be said, a roar boomed across the forest.
"Mom?!" Escotto gasped with all the dramatic flair he could muster, and wheeled around. A giant version of one of those wooden wolves stomped its way to them. "Oh, look! It's teh mama! Looks like somebody
-not gonna name names- pissed her off!" He said accusingly, despite trying to ignore the fact he threw a knife in one's eye!
"Hey, hey! It didn't kill it!"
Not for the lack of trying.
"Hey, fuck you! I was good today!"
"Kid! Don't get involved in this fight. Let us handle it. We've handled bigger beasts than this."
"Oh, no the fuck you don't!" Escotto piped up. "You ain't stealing my
So you admit to-
"I ADMIT NOTHING!" Escotto snapped back, pointing at the sky!
In the chaos, the skater took off, already calculating what he needed to do. He could try one of his Five Symbol Stances: Blue Dragon's venom might not work, Vermillon Bird may not be sufficient, White Tiger and Black Tortoise both required being up in its face, which would leave him open to being sniped on the way over.
What about other techniques?
Star Shadow Dance would have a similar problem as Vermillon Bird Stance. Yogi's Reach might work if he built enough momentum and mass, but if that thing had some natural defenses like spikes, that would not end well. Only viable option from there was Fengshi's Fury. And speaking of such, the mercs had managed to light the big bitch up like a Roman candle.
The thing about Fengshi's Fury, is that the strength of the wind depended on the speed and/or power of its user's strikes. If Escotto wanted to be effective, he'd need to pick up speed. And with the crappy surroundings, that meant he wouldn't be able to use his typical trick of skating up the speed. Now, if he had a tool....
Having reached the forest, Escotto kicked one of the wolves out of his way and made for the treeline before it's buddies cou-
"Hey, those could be its siblings for all you know!" Escotto cut in. "Anyway! Now with a long enough tree branch in hand, Escotto could finally join the party!"
He jumped down, using the branch as a vault to down one of the wolves with a thrust, and cart wheel to the ground. He back-peddled a few steps then bounced off a tree and back into the clearing. The wolves followed him, only to get whacked by the many branches of the... The branch, the whipping power reducing them to timber. One of the wolves managed to bite into it, stopping Escotto's swings. The young Mexicano used that to his advantage, moving with the wolf's jerks and forcing it to the ground before tearing the branch away and using the pointed end to impale it through the mouth.
"And now, ladies'n germs! The main attraction!" Escotto announced.
Breathing deeply, Escotto worked his Qi through his body and into the branch, causing it to take an ethereal glow and quiver as if alive. "Bei Shaolin: Fēngshuǐ zhī nù!" Twirling the branch over his head, the air around Escotto spun, from a dust devil, to a whirlwind, to a violent tornado in a matter of seconds. To add to this speed, Escotto hopped on Romana and popped her into a nose manual. He used this to spin himself as he kept twirling the branch, further adding to the speed and power of the twister until he finally launched it at the wolf.
Once the twister slammed into the wolf, it sucked up all the smaller ones, the trees and anyone unfortunate enough to get out of the way, adding more fuel to the fire as the winds fanned the flames. As this happened, Escotto charged at the giant, apparently not finished.
"I WANT MY KNIFE BACK!"