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Ma1nfram3-Moore-Van

Captain Moore and Ma1nfram3 next to Dynah, by Ed Davenport

Background Edit

Dynah is Ma1nfram3's GMC armored van.

Shattered windows, bullets holes and all kinds of outrage prove that, as MMFEC's first vehicle capable of transporting the whole party, party, Dynah has known the heat of battle.

Dynah's interior decoration benefited from Fang's artistic skills early on.

Van Helshark has now taken its share of the MMFEC-carrying burden.

Ma1nfram3 changed the spelling from Dinah to Dynah.

Deylan delivery van Edit

MMFEC used Dynah to deliver Naseam Deylan to Miss J. after abducting them from CAT. They were chased by a car, which led to epic gunfighting, fancy driving to dodge bullets, and a few precious pro tips.

Tip A (brought to you you by Fang): trying a called shot on the windshield of a moving vehicle from another moving vehicle with an AK is hard.

Tip B (technical decker talk from the understandably worried Ma1nfram3): a medium-size drone is larger than a small drone but smaller than a large drone.

Tip C, another useful, highly technical, drone description: Lauren informed Elsie that her bullet had just glanced past the rotary drone's rotary rotors[1].

This car chase also saw Cromwell blow out the windshield of the chasing van with a grenade. Upon realizing that the driver's seat was empty (except for a firing gun, Lauren revealed later[2]), he exclaimed: It's a ghost car!

As if the 2 drones and 3 guns of the van were not enough, a decker[3] among its 4 passengers also data spiked Dynah, prompting Ma1nfram3 to drop into Hotsim VR and gently request Elsie's assistance: Get your ass up here!

Ma1nfram3's loss of equanimity was also the result of her compatriots' undue pessimism:

Elsie: We can each have a door...
Mordecai: We're not gonna lose the van. I've lost enough already.
Ma1nfram3 / Cheryl: I've got... er I've got one hit.
Mordecai, deadpanning: We might lose the van.

With Dynah hit repeatedly, its armor absorbing the brunt of the damage, Elsie was soon at it again:

Elsie: It was a good van.
Fang: It was.
Ma1nfram3: DON'T SPEAK IN THE PAST TENSE AND GET YOUR ASS TO THE FRONT!
The battle was so tense that after a while IRL (or less than a handful of seconds in game) Cromwell was ready to go for an unusual maneuver:
If we take out three of the people in the car they'll have to get out of HOV lane and we can escape.
To which Mordecai's deadpanned:
The classic carpooling move.[4]

Ride of the Valkyries[5] Edit

Warning: this entry may contain traces of superlatives and content unsuitable for van lovers.

Granted, Dynah was never as bitchin' as Van Helshark. Didn't stand a chance. But, come to think of it, Dynah was arguably the MVP in what was the most literal MMFEC up.

First, its recently mounted grenade launcher and Panther cannon extended MMFEC's reach against the motorcycle-riding gangs that were assaulting the buildings HOD wanted to protect. As a bonus, Ma1nfram3 (but only her) could use them from a safe distance, in the Matrix. Upshot: lots of gang members maimed or dismounted.[6]

Then, at the cost of a dent[7] in its side, it took out one bike while bringing MMFE to their newly resurrected C.

Later, it was the safe space where MMFEC would discuss their options: keep helping HOD & Brennus Ciaradh; turn their coats and support Scarlet Fyre and the corps's agenda; or try and seize control of the station, then doing their best to keep any parties from using it to upend a status quo that, for all its imperfections, was a known evil. MMFEC's choice, in retrospect, could be none other than entering the rift before the dragon and Scarlet Fyre's Queen B. and prevent the former from accessing it while hiding their intentions for as long as possible[8].

From then on, it was a race where MMFEC got to see Ciaradh in human form on his way to the rift and Dynah was pushed to the limit and more. Blasting a hole in the wall of the building were the ritual that kept the rift open was taking place with its cannon, getting in the right position to enter through it thanks to Ma1nfram3's outstanding piloting skills[9]; taking damage to its headlights and tires[10]; sheltering Fangwell's shotgun[11] wedding[12]; actually entering through the too-small hole[13]; making it to the rift before the dragon[14]; waiting the mandatory three seconds before finishing the wedding ceremony; breaking in reverse through the rift where the only noise was its clattering in another outstanding maneuver; and finally resisting the vibrations the rift caused in it[15] long enough for MMFEC to GTFO before it shattered: this is all what Dynah did for MMFEC[16] in minutes if not seconds.[17]

After that, it was Sharky's turn to shine.[18]

  1. Totally my kind of pun, this one.
  2. Which was apparently the last straw for Claudia, who smacked the table while saying Lauren!
  3. My educated guess, at this stage.
  4. See Ep 6.
  5. If you liked this pun, here is another one.
  6. See Ep 64.
  7. No spoiler here, but don't look any further if this is too hard to bear.
  8. As when Elsie refrained from aiming her rocket launcher at Scarlet Fyre, then sent a picture of Becky to HOD.
  9. And the help of a few thumper dice: thanks, folks.
  10. More thumper dice fell in these battles.
  11. Euphemism of the year, right?
  12. What could possibly have led Ma1nfram3 to interject that Now is not the time for marriage!, really?
  13. Here, cue the pictures of Becky's head bouncing around and Cromwell avoiding the consequences of not wearing his seat belt.
  14. With 11 more thumper dice: we rocked there, people.
  15. And also, but much less strongly, in the beings that had even a smidgen of essence.
  16. And metahumankind
  17. Epic, right?
  18. See Ep 65.

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