Vail's machine steps back and fires a new salvo of missiles, but fails to get a proper lock on the armored ant due to its proximity with both Simleon and the crashed ship so close to it. The missiles end up exploding at its side, and the biomonster's carapace resists the explosions.
Bartok keeps up his assault, punching the Armored Ant next to him again and again until it's a twitching pile of purple fluids and broken carapace bits.
Cashille and Antares react quickly to the mutant attacking the Illustrious, wearing it down with their vulcans and railgun blows before steping away in opposite directions and finishing it off with synchronized missile salvos from opposite directions! When the smoke clears there's no trace left of the biomonster, but Alexia's crew reports in the appearance of multiple meseta crystals on the damaged areas.
Bagra closes in with the next target, but as he swings down his sword a small explosion from the crashed ship damaged parts distracts the pilot in the critical moment, making his chainsword drop with the flat side on the armored ant's body, dealing no damage.
Shatterscale, seeing his allies didn't manage to deal with the close enemy, bravely makes his machine stand up while exposing himself to the biomonster's mandibles. The armored ant instantly takes the opportunity and tears into the weakened Simleon's frame, shredding the machine's torso. As it falls apart, Shatterscale's escape pod shoots out aimed at the monster's head, impacting right on target! The armored ant doesn't seem to notice that detail as it quickly turns around and viciously lunges at Bagra's machine, managing to penetrate between the mecha's protective platings.
Alexia orders a new salvo against one of the remaining spitkills, but her crew clearly is still recovering from the last damage as the missiles just hit the base of the rocky formation where the biomonster is standing. The Spitkill replies by unleashing a new load of acid at the Illustrious, toxic fumes entering trough the damaged compartments.
The other Spitkill takes aim at Bartok and scores a sucessful hit as well, burning the gespent's metal pauldron.Yes!
-cheers an excited transmission from the crashed ship-Finish off those ugly things! Just three more to go!
Illustrious takes 2 acid damage, Alexia Fort 15 or sickened for 1 round.
Bartok's gesepent takes 2 acid damage, Bartok Fort 15 or sickened for 1 round.
Bagra takes 12 damage.
Alexia's crew reports 8 crystals each worth 300 Meseta inside her ship now.