Split Worlds - Session 8
Shaken, or not, by the latest encounter with a friend's past the party still moves onwards, ever and ever, towards the next destination. According to your map there should be a ruin just bit more ahead, halfway between Rorest and where you are now
Argent is leading the way, as usual
Gavriel seems a little quiet and subdued, after what happened, really.
Jnezdie walks confidently, head high, hands jammed into pockets.
After a while, the telltale signs of a ruin are visible. A few bits of darkened metal in the ground, the terrain is slightly not as wild as it should be. Soon enough you make your way towards what looks like will be a promising entry into the ruin, because this time the ruin is visible. Four floors upwards, made neither of stone nor metal, or perhaps one of either but the material it's
JayM: made of is entirely too damaged to be able to assure you what it is
Argent: "How convenient this time around."
Jnezdie: "Ta da- 'x' marks the spot."
Gavriel looks around and the ruin this time, at the pieces of metal in the ground, and he glances up at the sky, briefly, imperceptibly.
Rising from the ground, a structure that is elongated, elliptic in it's base and extends upwards, the upper portion is actually broken, you can see it shattered all around you now that you got an idea what you're looking at, this probably used to be more than four floors high
Argent: "Interesting ruin here. What part of a ship do you suspect it is, Sarah?"
Jnezdie: "Hope nobody actually beat us here, from the looks of the damage."
Sarah nods "Surprising. And… I… Don't know, Argent" she says, a lot unsure
Argent: "Well, no wasting time then." Argent comments as she heads toward the ruin, intent on breaking and entering
There is a doorway in the lower end, there's an arcway made of multicolored and shattered glass in front of it
The door itself seems like just a large slab of charred metal, it has no handle or anything similar to be used. If you simply try to move it gently it won't comply at all either, feels like there is some other force inside fighting against you
Jnezdie cracks his knuckles and pushes the door…shoves the door…kicks the door.
Gavriel stands back, watches. This will be entertaining, and meanwhile, he might have a stroke of inspiration as to how to -actually- get in.
Jack: "Show that door who's boss!"
JayM: And finally the door gives in! It moves inwards slightly, and then a loud hissing and the door is forcibly slammed open inwards, and you figure out what was the force fighting you: Air pressure. You feel a wave of air come from inside, sterile like hospital air… No, actually, compared to this hospital air smells disgustingly filthy
As the septic air wafts past you, Sarah gasps in surprise "Oh no…"
Argent: "Gah…"
Argent: "What is it, Sarah?"
Argent gags slightly on the pressurized rancid air released from the ruin
Sarah makes a face "This ruin… I've seen another like this before… They're clean, sterile… Things inside just don't… Don't rot"
Jnezdie: "I know, right? No door can— augh!" He reels back from the weird, pure clean smell!
Sarah: "It's probable we'll find millenia-old… Fresh bodies inside"
Jnezdie: "Useful for keepin' your greens green, eh?"
Jnezdie clicks his jaw. "…you really have to look on the bright side for these kinds of things."
Argent: "Pleasant." Argent pushes ahead to move inside.
Sarah grins at Jnezdie "Well, was wondering if-" she looks at Argent "Well, seems like we won't have a problem, then" she says, waiting for the party to head in before she does so herself
Jnezdie advances, feeling rather dirty. The air itself isn't helping, either.
Argent advances despite thet disgusting conditions. Worse than she's dealt with, but how bad is questionable. There was that one job…
Jack‘ hrrms to himself before heading in, neck extended slightly and peering around.
The doorway at first leads to a large type of… Atrium. There are walls filled with nothing, a large reception table wherein none sits at (because those who once did there are now fallen in the ground, behind them, a Varg and a Ronso, both looking pretty thin), there are two large stairwells leading to the upper level wherein many, many corridors split and so do many corridors split from
JayM: the lower level
Gavriel tilts his head at Jnezdie, curling one corner of his mouth up in something -like- a grin. (Maybe his sense of humour is just unusually dark, today.) He glances from side to side, once they’re in- a Varg and a Ronso, sitting at the same table? That's certainly something, and he bows his head slightly, as they pass.
There are papers in the reception table, they're written in some undecypherable langua- Wait, no, it's like someone mixed up the words and grammar from the Ethereal and MAterial languages (who're similar enough it's ignored in play anyway) with some bizarre constructions
Jnezdie scans over the reception table, looking for…a pen? "Guess they won't mind if I don't sign in."
JayM: However, you can make out somethin akin to "University" and "colony" and the general meaning this was a place of study and research
JayM: There is a pen! Dried out, though
Jack‘ scratches at his chin. "Well, that’s certainly not creepy or foreboding at all."
Argent: "…Wonder what sealed everything in ultimately." Argent comments. looking over the papers briefly before heading for the downstairs paths
Sarah looks around, she stops to stare at the empty walls for a long while, a time you may take to notice the lamps… Electrical lamps are uncommon in the Material Kingdom but exist, but that's the first time you saw lamps that perfectly mimic sunlight
Argent: "…weird lights."
Sarah puts a hand on the wall, and drags a finger around "Hrm…" she follows after Argent "That's something worth figuring out"
Gavriel examines the corpses, as an afterthought. Is it at all obvious what they died of? (Did they, for example, starve to death? The Ronso and Varg were thin… emaciated?)
Jack: "Perfected lamsp! Hah!"
Jnezdie: "Beats crackin' a window in this place."
JayM: Undernourished, for sure. Didn't die of hunger, though. Now that you're closer you notice both an entry and exit wound on their bodies that fit electricity damage
JayM: Well, to explore this place you can either head towards the next level straight with a Strength [TN 3] check, or you can get around hte locked doors here with a Systems/Insight [TN 7] check
JayM: The doors all have strange glowing pads beside them, you're not usre how they're be used but you can attempt to guess
Jnezdie approaches one of the pads. Uh…how did he do this again, last time? [Finesse: insight] [Lucky: Scholastic] [Dependable: Technical]
Jack: "Hrmmrmrm…"
Jack: "Ah, do you wager those are safe to touch? Well, I suppose there's no way to know except to try!"
Jnezdie: "Worse comes to worst, I leave a beautiful corpse."
Gavriel stands by, ready to help out if he can. (He probably can't, but still.) [n/a] …he glowers at Jnezdie, momentarily.
Jack‘ waves a dismissive hand as he comes over to help. "I’ll have none of that. It's far too early for a dramatic death. And it's never time for an undramatic one!" [Aptitude] [Dependable]
Argent rolls her eyes again. [No pre-roll]
Jack‘ [Aptitude] [Trick] also
Jnezdie: "Exactly. That’s how we're gonna open this."
Argent asides to Gavriel "(I seriously hope that those two aren't representative of Transcient Town.)"
Jack‘ rolled 2d6 and got 2, 5 ( Total: 7 ) **
Also rolled 2#d10(1) and got 5 [Total: 5 (Low), Avg: 5.00]
Also rolled 2#d10(2) and got 1 [Total: 1 (Min), Avg: 1.00]
Also rolled 2#d8+1(1) and got 5 [Total: 6.0 (High), Avg: 5.00]
Also rolled 2#d8+1(2) and got 5 [Total: 6.0 (High), Avg: 5.00]
Also rolled 2d8 and got 6, 6 [Total: 12 (High), Avg: 6.00]
Total: 37.0, Avg: 4.38
Jack` rolled d8 and got 4 ( Total: 4 )
[OOC] Jack: so… one pass
Jnezdie tilts his head. [Reliable: Scholastic]
[OOC] Jack: wait a tick
Jack` waves his hands in the air, shoving Jnezdie to the side slightly and smashing his hand on the panel a few times. [DO OVER]
Jack` rolled 2d6 and got 6, 6 ( Total: 12 )
Also rolled 2#d10(1) and got 8 [Total: 8 (High), Avg: 8.00]
Also rolled 2#d10(2) and got 1 [Total: 1 (Min), Avg: 1.00]
Also rolled 2#d8+1(1) and got 8 [Total: 9.0 (High), Avg: 8.00]
Also rolled 2#d8+1(2) and got 7 [Total: 8.0 (High), Avg: 7.00]
Also rolled 2d8 and got 2, 2 [Total: 4 (Low), Avg: 2.00]
Total: 42.0, Avg: 5.00
[OOC] Jack: aaand don’t need to bother witht he lucky reel. »
[OOC] JayM: Does that 12 counts as 6 or 12? 12 I imagine
[OOC] Jack: 12
[OOC] Argent: 12
Gavriel raises an eyebrow to Argent. "(Sometimes, their approach is the proper one. Military discipline must be balanced by intui-)" -he cuts off, watching Jack. "(-tion. Like so.)"
Jnezdie: "Got something?"
Jack: "Hah hah I think there's a pattern to it!"
Argent: "(…Intuition is one thing. Their attitude is completely different.)"
It takes quite a damn bit of figuring, you try and try and try until you start to come up with something. This isn't an illogical system, this is pretty logical, it's a type of advanced password protection that uses three-dimensional coordinates rather than numbers! You're probably just missing basically the entirety of the user interface in this, so you're pressing buttons you don't know
JayM: exist
JayM: At least that's the only way to explain how you manage to open the doors. Whatever way you found this out, ever door seem to have the same password
Jnezdie copies the funky hand motion Jack used to finally open it. Something like 'slide, slap, hook, snap.'
Jack: "See? When you hit it on the side like that where's there's nothign there and it changed the number, well. Makes sense, no? Well, sort of."
Jnezdie: "You've got the touch, man!" He holds up a hand for a high five!
Jack‘ slaps him palm against Jnezdie. "Hahah! Well then, onward!"
Argent: "(That. That right there.)" Argent leads the way when input panels don’t need to be opened.
Gavriel: "(It worked, didn't it?)" He chuffs to himself, more than faintly amused.
You then get to pour through a large amount of rooms. It's not a nice sight in most of them… Kids, teenagers, you wouldn't give most of them more than 10 cycles old or 18 at highest. All dead, killed by lightning but given their positions they never noticed that. Classrooms, fit for five persons at most, many of them. They don't have chalkboards instead metallic black boards, there is
JayM: no body of an instructor, although you find in the walls boxes similar to an Echo Synthetizer
JayM: There's all races in here, except Seafarers
Then there are the practical classrooms, where they used bizarre and weird tools that aren't functioning any longer to do things you can't figure out what they are. Also of note is that every single 'student' of this place has a type of… Tiara, it stays in the head, has a lens covering the right eye and a type of stick with something cottony at the tip that stays roughly in level with
JayM: the mouth
Gavriel: "…would this be what would happen to someone if the lightning came, and they weren't under the protection of…" He's almost talking to himself, really.
Jack‘ scratches at the side of his face, eyes quickly averting fomr the bodied and locking on the box.
Argent: "…Seems like it." Argent pokes at the odd ’tiara'
JayM: You find one of those things with no owner in a room where- Kids, really, seemed to be building something that looks like a car, except it's a small model and has no steam sink
JayM: It doesn't responds
Jnezdie flattens his expression, keeping his hands in his pockets for now.
Argent: "…any idea what these things are, Sarah?"
Sarah: "Try putting it on"
Sarah: "Maybe we can figure what it does"
Argent tries it, aligning it like the others had it.
Sarah looks around, whispering something
Gavriel keeps walking through, room by room, flinching visibly but -just- in his eye, his posture and movements completely stoic, but…
Jnezdie picks up one that isn't on someone's head. >_>
Argent: Lens over one eye, cottony-thing near the mouth
It doesn't fits properly, seems like it wasn't made for your head. That goes for everyone. Until you put it, then it squirms slightly and moves, adjusting to your physical structure and- There are images being projected in the lens! With such perfection that it seems like it's integrated directly into your normal sight!
Jnezdie: "Oh -whoa-."
Argent: "…the hell?!"
And then you can see what's written in the black boards, words in ancient script, what seems like… Ghosts, sitting in ghostly chairs and tables where the instructors should be, staring intently at the distance, waiting for a student that won't answer a roll call
Jnezdie closes the eye the lens is over, opens it, closes it, walks over to where the ghost is in the lens, reaches out…
JayM: And outside the classrooms, there are billboards floating in the air, in the wall, all of them with a ghostly appearance, most greenish in color
There is no matter to touch, it's just an image. But it reacts to Jnezdie's touch as if it was a person, it says something you can't understand, and can only hear with that headset on, it looks insquisitve
Jnezdie: "Hey, ghostman!"
JayM: It answers with words! It greeted you, you're sure, but that's all you can make out
Argent: "…never heard this language before."
Gavriel looks… spooked, perhaps appropriately.
JayM: Well, maybe you did, it's still close enough to the existant languages it's possible to FEEL a meaning, kind of, but not really
Jack: "…Ghost?"
Jnezdie: "Yeah, ghostman!"
Jnezdie: "Put on one of these things, he's right here!"
Jack‘ tilts his head to the side looking around. "
JayM: You can’t see without a headset
Argent: "Why the hell would a ghost be doing that over and over anyway?"
Jnezdie turns so he can see the image again. "Hey, where are we?" he asks, before shaking his head. "Oh right, I guess you can't tell me."
Jack‘ makes a face as he sort of taps one of the head sets off of one of the kids, then wipes it off with his coat before attempting to put it on.
JayM: It answers- A few words recognizable! ’school' and 'engineering'
Gavriel put on a headset, a moment ago, once Jnezdie reported the all-clear, frowning. "Not ghosts."
Jnezdie morbidly looks out over all the bodies and back to the ghost. "…yeah, I kind of got that."
Jnezdie: "Oh, not ghosts?"
Argent: "…an engineering school. …wait."
Sarah is looking at the ghost with you, she goes over to it, and puts a hand on it, sighing. She mutters something
JayM: She has no headset on
Gavriel scratches behind an ear. "…Sarah, you can see them?"
Sarah turns to Gavriel "I can… Not the way you see them with those things, but I can"
Gavriel nods. File one more thing under 'things Gavriel isn't surprised by, any more'. "…do you know who or what they are?"
Sarah: "They are… I don't know how to explain this…"
Jnezdie scratches his head and then begins to wander about, looking at all the billboards through the lens.
Argent: "It's got more to do with the headset, doesn't it?"
Sarah takes a seat in a chair nearby "They are clockwork ghosts. They're… Not people. They were never alive and they had a purpose…"
Jnezdie: "I guess that makes this scene only slightly less depressing, yeah," he mumbles.
Jnezdie calls out. "I still get points for calling them ghosts, though!"
Sarah: "Sorry, I just can't come up with the right words… The words the ancients used for them was… Datoru"
Gavriel: "…teachers, right? Like… if you made a book that was shaped like a person." Okay, so the analogy doesn't follow, but… he's dealing with stuff that positively violates the carefully drawn lines between technology and magic, expect a few broken metaphors.
Sarah grins "That is precisely it!"
Argent: "…hm, that'd make sense."
Jnezdie: "Oh! I guess that makes sense."
Jnezdie: "Man, having one of those for katana practice would hurt a lot less, let me tell you."
Argent: "And they're still here performing their duty. Albeit with no students."
Gavriel: "(…they could make books that were shaped like people.)" He shakes his head and blinks.
Sarah: "They're… Blissfully not smart enough to know what happened"
Argent: "Hm…a blessing and a curse then."
Sarah stands up "We better keep searching…" she says, she sounds really sad "(I'll give you rest, my brothers…)" you hear her whisper to herself as she leaves
Jack‘ clears his throat. "Hrmrmr, quite. What, ah, are we looking for here anyway?"
Gavriel glances at Sarah, ears drooping a bit, before following.
Argent: "…" Argent stands up wordlessly and continues the search onward
Sarah: "I was never, now I know. If those ghosts are teachers, I want to find the principal"
Jnezdie sniffs and continues, keeping the headset on, idly watching the billboards.
Argent: "Where’d that be, you think?"
Sarah: "Higher up, I imagine"
Jack‘ nods to himself.
Argent: "Then up we go." Argent starts to backtrack to where she saw the upstairs path
Jnezdie: "Who’s the principal going to teach? I'm just sayin' I'm not counting on him being a ghost."
During this exploration you come across the chemistry laboratory… Impeccably clean, although some experiment exploded when struck by lightning in the past. You find something… That Sarah points out it's safe, given she's found similar in previous ruins. A Caffeine Shot x2 [Elder Alarm Clock x2] and [Elder Smelling Salts x2]
Argent: "…huh."
And eventually there are… No stairs further up, but a doorway to a box-like room. In your headsets you see buttons in walls… This world is not underdeveloped enough not to have elevators, but those tend to be used for machinery only. This one is for persons. All but one button is grey instead of green, the button reads 2
Argent: "…huh." Argent presses the '2' out of curiosity.
Jack: "What an incredibly small lift."
Jack: "How bizzare."
Jnezdie: "Ghosts don't take up much room."
JayM: The door closes and up you go. And when it opens up it has a long, long corridor leading to another lift. There are doorways too, with similar mysterious locks
Argent: "Well, given the size of the machinery we've seen in ruins…"
JayM: You can head straight forward for the next level or you can stop to try to search those rooms
Argent: Stopping to search, might as well.
Jnezdie is totally stopping to poke through those rooms.
The locks, however, aren't as easy as the ones below. When touched, they reveal words that your headsets can see. They're in ancient language and they're obviously questions
JayM: Riddle locks?
JayM: This will be a pretty tough Learning [TN 7] check, this is… Unique
Argent: "…hell." She squints at the words, as if that'd help.
Jnezdie scratches his head. "Uh…okay." [Lucky: Scholastic]
Jack: "… don't think this is going to be as easy, but… Well, we can always hope it's multiple choice!" [Aptitude] [Trick]
Jack‘ rolled d8+1 and got 4 ( Total: 5.0 )
Also rolled 2d8 and got 5, 2 [Total: 7 (Low), Avg: 3.50]
Also rolled 3#d8(1) and got 4 [Total: 4 (Low), Avg: 4.00]
Also rolled 3#d8(2) and got 8 [Total: 8 (High), Avg: 8.00]
Also rolled 3#d8(3) and got 4 [Total: 4 (Low), Avg: 4.00]
Total: 28.0, Avg: 4.50
JayM: That’s [2/3]
JayM: Got any post-rolls?
[OOC] Jack: That is… one pass
JayM: ? The 2d8 wasn't a trick?
[OOC] Jack: the 2d8 was onyl 5 sadly :(
JayM: Ah
JayM: So [1/3] any good postrolls?
Jnezdie: "Um…wait, back up, hold up" [Reliable: Scholastic]
Jack‘ rolled d10+1 and got 5 ( Total: 6.0 )
[OOC] Argent: man, I should’ve tried. Scrape By's sort of a thing here
Jack‘ shakes his head, raising his palms upwards. "I can’t make heads or tails of it."
[OOC] JayM: You still got Down To The Wire
[OOC] Argent: Thought it was a Unique check, IE: one person
JayM: Nnope it's a normal check for everyone
[OOC] Jnezdie: no
[OOC] Argent: Oh
[OOC] Jack: N…no and down to the wire can't fix it
[OOC] Jack: Reliable would have had to work
[OOC] Argent: …Scrape By can, though
JayM: Why don't you try anyway?
Argent: "…" Argent glares, before shoving the others out of the way
Jnezdie: "Ugh. Wonder if I can get ghostman to open the door instead. But I'm not counting on it." He puts his hands behind his head.
[OOC] Jack: also we're more likely to fail the rerolled success that pass both »
[OOC] JayM: Well, then
Argent: "Right,let's try here…" she looks over the display [Down to the Wire anyway, for the hell of it first]
JayM: [Special - Racial Effect Trigger - Autopass]
Argent rolled d8 and got 1 ( Total: 1 )
[OOC] Argent: Oh
[OOC] Argent: So that's two successes total…
Argent rarely ever used her Phase Ears, but it's worth giving a try this time. She whispers and waits for the return and… It brings her answers, many answers, this strange feminine voice that gives her the answers- After she's done typing and opening doors she had an epiphany- The voice she hears in her whispers- It comes from in here!
The doors leads what can only be described as entertainment areas, sofas, there are things on the walls which you see people around, looking at, black boards too, except this time your headsets don't show anything in there. There's ghostly… Things- Controls in the dead's hands
Jnezdie: "Hey, nice work!" He holds up his hand for a high five to Argent!
Argent: "…There's something in here alright." Argent focuses on that voice she heard as she enters the room, leaving Jnezdie hanging.
Jack: "- She left you hanging!" Jack sounds completely taken back and agaust as he says this, looking positively mortified by the idea.
Jnezdie: "Cold…so cold!" He shivers.
In the entertainment rooms you find things… Vials of liquid, they don't seem harmful but you wonder why they are here… [Elder Speed Drink x2, Elder Stamina Tablet and Elder Power Drink]
JayM: That Stamina Tablet is blue
Argent looks over the vials and tablet curiously, before trying to tune into her Phase Ears and figure out where in the room that voice is coming from
JayM: Upwards
Jnezdie carefully, carefully, grabs at one of the ghostly control things.
JayM: You trigger something. It's weightless but it reacts as if you were touching it for real. The screen lights up FOR REAL and there's images there
Jnezdie: "Got it working!"
Argent quirks an eyebrow, turning to the screen on reaction
Jack: "Waaaaha! Ahh!" Jack blinks a few times, before narrow his eyes and staring intently on the screen.
Argent: "…the hell?"
Jnezdie rolls his hand through the controls, of course!
As you move the controls you move about things on the screen! It's like a person you control, and it moves about and does things. You can't figure out for the life of you what it all means
Gavriel peers up at the screen, curiously.
Jack‘ tilts his head to the side. "It’s like a puppet show! Only… not."
Sarah smiles "Wow… Gardens of Hope… That's millenia-old…"
Jnezdie: "I'm trying to make them dance, yeah
Argent: "…I don't even know what to make of iyou know about this, Sarah?"
She then put a hand over her mouth, she clearly said something she didn't MEAN to say
Sarah: "Err… Ahem… W-we have… Similar things in my homeland"
Gavriel fixes his eye on Sarah.
Jnezdie: "Ah, fair enough."
Argent: "…so what're you supposed to do with this?"
Sarah: "Have fun, really! It's not really useful right now, not in a place like this but…"
Sarah: "It's fun, for people who don't want to leave home"
Jnezdie takes Sarah's explanation way too easily, he's sort of entranced by the thing and its controls.
Argent: "I…see."
Gavriel glances at the screen, around the room. At least they died happy, then.
Argent: "Not sure I really understand what you're supposed to do with it that's 'fun', but I'll take your word for it. Anyway, Nez, put the…thing…down, we need to head up."
Jnezdie: "
right right, okay." He replaces the controls on one of the sofas, quirks his head back to the thought that he just put -nothing- down on the sofa, then shakes it off and gets ready to leave.
Jack‘ blinks once at "nez" , then spins around abruptly, staring at Argent for a moment before then turning his head to Jnezdie.
Gavriel considers, weighs the merits of responding in a certain manner versus not, decides not to, shakes his head. "…where to next?"
Argent: "Don’t infer anything from it."
Argent: "I saw one of those lifts earlier."
Jnezdie returns a strangely neutral look to Jack.
Sarah takes a moment to walk over to the control herself- When nobody is looking, they can catch a glimpse though the headset of something- A shade beside her, a lot taller than she is, as she inspects the control, but it vanishes when you do look. Then she is done with that and heads out "The other lift, yes"
Jack‘ taps a finger to the side of his head twice, then nods before moving on!
Argent quirks an eyebrow as she glimpses, before heading back to the other lift.
Jnezdie waits until Argent is in the lead, then returns Jack’s head tap.
The other elevator only has the 3 active, so obviously only one place to go to. At the third floor, those with headsets can see… Large warning signs, meaning that something dangerous is here, but you can't make enough of the words- Well, you make out 'wall' and 'panther' but you're not sure what to make of it
JayM: It's a large open space, there are vehicles strewn about, one-time mechanic students under the vehicles- One particularily horrific sight is a fallen vehicle, the lower end of a Taru visible still…
Gavriel mumbles under his breath, then turns to Sarah. "…can recognise a 'you shouldn't be here' when I see one. What's that say?"
JayM: Those vehicles, they're far larger and tougher than even the famous Overruners of the Material Kingdom, some however are unbelievable light
Jack: "Warning, warning, danger … hrmmm… wall climbing pantherns? No, that can't be right."
Sarah grins "We might end up facing a ruin guardian, I imagine"
Jnezdie: "…right." He draws his katana before anything else.
Gavriel is here for a reason, and that reason is blowing shit up. He nods.
JayM: At the end of this space there is a long corridor that ends in a curve to the right
Jack‘ looks momentariyl excited by the sight of so many vehicles, but the excitement quickly delfates when he noticed the taru. guah
Argent: "…hm."
Argent puts the Arectaris away at this moment…
Heading down the corridor, suddenly a wall comes crashing down from the ceiling! And behind you too! Sirens blaring and eveyrthing around starts screaming orders-
JayM: You make out words, Contamination and Seal
Argent: "Ah, should’ve known"
JayM: The wall in front of you starts… Moving, towards you!
JayM: Swirling battle
JayM: Battle order: Jack [B]:0 Gavriel [B]:2 Sarah [B]:4 Jnezdie [F]:6 Argent [F]:7 Crushing Walls [F]:262
JayM: You have until the Crushing Walls action to destroy it
Jnezdie: "Whole thing's tryin' to come down on us, is it!"
JayM: Jack!
Jack: "… Wall panthers are … movign walls?! This is going to be a pain to reproduce on stage!" Jack shouts as he swing shis lute around, starting up a Valor Minute [Brave (4)]
Jnezdie: "Get some blackshirt techs to pick up the scenery and walk! Amirite?"
JayM: GAvriel!
Jack: "Well, yes! Hmm, I suppose with cardboard covered in sand and painted over, perhaps…"
Argent: "Forget the matter of your theatrical production. We've got the matter of not ending up like that Taru."
Jack: "Oh, well, of course."
Gavriel loads his gun, begins specifically targeting the weak spots in the wall, the mechanisms, where he'd shoot to jam the works… [Boost D20]
Sarah looks definitely desperate, draws her rifle and takes aim, and fires! The impact making her hit against the wall on her back
JayM rolled 1d100 and got 13 ( Total: 13 )
JayM rolled 1d8+24 and got 5 ( Total: 29.0 )
[OOC] Jack: brave!!
[OOC] Jack: 36!!!!!!!!!!!!
JayM: Except, the spray of bullets (it's actually a shotgun?) hits something- A thin veil of sivery energy right before the wall! [0]
JayM: Jnezdie!
Jack: "… That's no good!"
Argent: "…well, shit."
Jnezdie rushes towards the walls and cuts a large, dark arc across it! [Soul Eater, 38D]
Jnezdie rolled 1d100 and got 83 ( Total: 83 )
Jnezdie's blade connects with the silvery field- And it feels like the blade is being violently slapped all over the place and it soon enough flies off his hands
JayM: Miss, I believe
You were kicked by Jnezdie (said I'd do it)
Now talking in #Terranotos
Jack‘ blinks. "Oh, my. Ahaha…"
Jnezdie: "…wall’s got some serious chops."
Gavriel frowns.
Argent: "…hrm." Argent steps forward, prodding twice with the Arectaris to see if there is something that could possibly get through at least. [Pummel, 44D]
Argent rolled 2#1d100(1) and got 95 ( Total: 95 )
Also rolled 2#1d100(2) and got 32 [Total: 32 (Low), Avg: 32.00]
Total: 127, Avg: 63.50
[OOC] Argent: WRIA Lightning?
JayM: Nnope
Argent rolled 1d12+110 and got 9 ( Total: 119.0 ) for Piercing Magic [Bangle effect]
One strike is thrown aside by the energy field, the other hits- But doesn't pierces the veil of energy! [0]
Argent: "Hm. Right, nothing's getting through that."
Jack: "Well, no weapons at least."
JayM: Foldmetal Wall - HP: 600/600 - It's special forcefield is immune to all physical contact. Only magic can affect it, and it seems to be resistant
JayM: Gavriel!
Gavriel doop doop doop [Delay: It Doesn't Really Matter]
Sarah: "Uhn… Do any of you have… Any ideas?"
Argent: "Got one."
Jack: "Yes, although it's probably not a good one!"
Jnezdie unloads his Asura katana from his wrapped blanket. "Kind of."
JayM: Well, Jack's turn
Jack‘ shakes his head a few times. "Mine’s likely the silliest os I'll give it a whirl first. Ho there, wall panther! Halt, we come out of curiosity, not hostility! We mean no harm!" He roars over the playing of his lutre, still slamming down on cords to the [Life Song: Directed at the wall] [35D]
JayM: The wall… Is healed, but is already at full HP :(
Argent: "…you're talking at a wall."
JayM: Jnezdie?
Jnezdie shrugs helplessly. "Music did not soothe the savage beast."
Argent: "…I say you've officially lost it."
Jack: "I did say it was a silly idea! Not quite as silly as pretending to not be a yeti, given the ruins, but!"
Jnezdie unsheathes the Asura and points it at the wall! The blade turns into energy and leaps about! [Asura, 29D]
Jnezdie rolled 1d10+60 and got 6 ( Total: 66.0 ) for magical damage?
Jnezdie rolled 1d100 and got 80 ( Total: 80 )
JayM: The energy breaks through the silvery field! Strikes at the wall for [26] damage, barely a nick
Jack‘ squints.
Jnezdie: "…I -think- it did something?"
Jack: "Well. I suppose we /could/ all stand to be a bit thinner anyways… hahah!"
Sarah winces "I don’t think… That's going to make it… Any other ideas?" she says, and by this point she has a hand inside her dress
Argent: Argent groans at Jack's comment, eyerolling…and at this rate looking around for anything that looks like a device to be interacted with in this room
Jack: "OTher than Argent hitting it with an 'Artcall', nope!"
Jnezdie: "Don't quite have the juice for cracking open the ground right now…so basically, what Jack said."
Sarah sighs… "Okay, everyone, stand back" she says, pulling out a whole handful of her white pills "It's not 100% healthy, but…" she swallows all of them at the same time! She winces and then growls, her dress changes color, to a lime green, and suddenly her rifle unfolds, it's twin barrels extending and folding over eacother foming a long shaft, and from the tip erupts a blade of
JayM: liquid metal, a scythe. She lets go of it and extends a hand, pointing towards, as droplets of flame start pouring, and forming into a sphere of flames "Was hoping i'd never need to do this…"
Jack‘ takes a few steps back.
Jnezdie definately hops away from the front row.
She then raises her hand, the burning sphere going with it as it incrases rapidly "Graah! Melting Point!" she shouts as she tosses the fireball at the wall, the wall turns red, and then white and melts down… Slowly cooling once it’s down in the form of a puddle
Sarah takes a few deep breaths- But before you can react things come from further downt he hallway! Six things, with spidery legs and things that look like forks, except gigantic, atop them, except those forks got only two teeth
Argent: "…the hell was that? One of those 'limit skill' things?"
Jnezdie: "Oh ho, it's not over yet!"
Sarah lets out a surprised squeal, terrified "Railguns!" she jumps aside, just in time to avoid a small and long projectile from hitting her
Jnezdie: "I'll save the high-five for later, Sarah, hope you don't mind!" He dashes back up to the front row!
Argent: "What, you think it's not?"
Gavriel positions himself between Sarah and the monsters! If it's not one thing, it's another!
Jack: "I suppose those are the panthers to the wall…?"
Argent drops into a combat position. She's pretty sure these things are much more fightable at this rate.
Jnezdie: "First it said 'wall' then it said 'panthers!' Maybe that's the end to it!"
JayM: Battle order: Argent [F]:0 Gavriel [B]:13 Jack [B]:21 Jnezdie [F]:22 Mechanical Bug A [F]:27 Mechanical Bug B [F]:27 Mechanical Bug C [F]:27 Mechanical Bug D [B]:27 Mechanical Bug E [B]:27 Mechanical Bug F [B]:27 Sarah "White Charge" [B]:36
JayM: Argent!
Sarah is under Pill(6), when that runs out, her added firepower ends
Argent: "Screw this noise!" Argent launches herself foward at Mechanical Bug A as she swings downward with one end of the Arectaris, and then outward with the opposite…[Pummel, 44D]
Argent rolled 2#1d100(1) and got 3 ( Total: 3 ) for Bangle and Lightning-elemental
Also rolled 2#1d100(2) and got 89 [Total: 89 (High), Avg: 89.00]
Total: 92, Avg: 46.00
JayM: W: Lightning! One hit!
Argent rolled 1d12*1.25+110*1.25 and got 5 ( Total: 143.75 ) for Bangle time~
[OOC] Jnezdie: *1.75
[OOC] Jack: x1.5
[OOC] Argent: Er, 1.5
[OOC] Jnezdie: if it's still the same battle, brave is still up
JayM: Arcs of lightning swirl around it and concentrate on the fork
JayM: it is
[OOC] Jack: pole
[OOC] Argent: Magic damage
[OOC] Jnezdie: more like plole
JayM: Railgun Drune - HP: 628/800, W: Lightning
JayM: Gavriel! Still under Boost
[OOC] Argent: HP:700/700, MP:90/90, LP: 95/300, Brave[2]
Gavriel blasts Railgun A! [Attack, D40 C90]
Gavriel rolled 1d100 and got 32 ( Total: 32 )
JayM: Hit!
Gavriel rolled d8*2.25+108*2.25 and got 4 ( Total: 252.0 )
Argent: "Jack, that perception-enhancing song now if you wouldn't mind?"
JayM: The lance of light strikes right through, shooting out a leg!
JayM: Still it survives
JayM: Jack!
Jack‘ segues into the Blade Madrigal! [Acc Up (4)] [35D]
JayM: Accuracies
[OOC] Argent: HP:700/700, MP:90/90, LP: 95/300, Brave[2], Accuracy Up[4]
JayM: Jnezdie!
Jnezdie slices the Asura around in a circle, and the energy blade follows the path right into the enemies! [Asura, 29D]
Jnezdie rolled 1d10+60 and got 5 ( Total: 65.0 )
Jnezdie rolled 1d100 and got 21 ( Total: 21 )
JayM: Damage all over D:
Jnezdie takes the wrappings and loops them through the empty hilt, hanging it from a loop on the waist of his pants.
Jack: "What are you going to do with all of those, anyway?"
Jnezdie: "Show ’em off as trophies of battle when this crazy train is over? Honestly, I have no idea right now."
Mechanical Bug A, still alive, charges up for a moment, aiming at Jack! And fires a lance of metal at him with exceeding force, it is trailed by a dark mist! [Devil Impact]
JayM rolled 1d100 and got 10 ( Total: 10 )
Argent: "Just throw the damn things away already."
Jack: "Ah so!"
JayM rolled 1d10*1.25+80*1.25 and got 6 ( Total: 107.5 )
Jack: "Gah!"
JayM: 107, Magical Shadow damage
Gavriel: "Have something against combat trophies, Argent?"
Argent: "I don't think 'my sword randomly disintegrated' is a good combat trophy."
Bugs B and C fire at Jnezdie and Argent! Their powerful shots pierce right through and strike Jack and Gavriel! [Piercethrough x2]
JayM rolled 4d100 and got 81, 38, 98, 77 ( Total: 294 )
JayM: Jack is fast, though, and avoids that
Jack: "It could make for an interesting art project thooooooooaaaaah!"
Jnezdie: "Hate to say it, she's got a poin— aah!"
JayM rolled 3#1d6+40(1) and got 5 ( Total: 45.0 )
Also rolled 3#1d6+40(2) and got 2 [Total: 42.0 (Low), Avg: 2.00]
Also rolled 3#1d6+40(3) and got 1 [Total: 41.0 (Min), Avg: 1.00]
Total: 128.0, Avg: 2.67
JayM: All Physical, Ranged damage to Jnezdie, Argent and Gavriel in that order
[OOC] Jnezdie: EVA 10
Argent: "kgh." Argent grips the wound that was shot through.
Bugs D and E fire a simple [Shot] both at Argent and F fires a [Shot] at Sarah
JayM rolled 3d100 and got 35, 21, 65 ( Total: 121 )
JayM: All hit
JayM rolled 3#1d6+40(1) and got 6 ( Total: 46.0 )
Also rolled 3#1d6+40(2) and got 6 [Total: 46.0 (High), Avg: 6.00]
Also rolled 3#1d6+40(3) and got 2 [Total: 42.0 (Low), Avg: 2.00]
Total: 134.0, Avg: 4.67
JayM: All Physical Ranged damage
Sarah's dress ripples it's color when it's hit, but seems to absorb all impact!
[OOC] Argent: HP:566/700, MP:90/90, LP: 110/300, Brave[2], Accuracy Up[4])) Argent seems to be bloodied a bit from the barrage…but is otherwise seemingly okay for having taken several railgun shots
JayM: Battle order: Sarah "White Charge" [B]:0 Argent [F]:8 Mechanical Bug B [F]:11 Mechanical Bug C [F]:11 Mechanical Bug D [B]:11 Mechanical Bug E [B]:11 Mechanical Bug F [B]:11 Jnezdie [F]:15 Gavriel [B]:17 Jack [B]:20 Mechanical Bug A [F]:25
JayM: Status for Sarah "White Charge" [B]: Pill(6) Brave(3) Accuracy Up(4)
[OOC] Argent: er, sorry, HP:566/700, MP:90/90, LP: 125/300, Brave[2], Accuracy Up[4]
Sarah picks up her scythe, and takes a low stance "Opener, Lifecycle Exposure!" she glows a crimson hue as she moves forward, and stops just in front of the front row, and suddenly spins upwards, delivering a series of slicing strikes "Strike, Spiral Driver!"
JayM rolled 6d100 and got 89, 22, 48, 56, 39, 71 ( Total: 325 )
JayM: A is hit once, B and C twice
Jack: "Hrrmmm…"
JayM rolled 1d12+71 and got 12 ( Total: 83.0 )
JayM: Battle order: Argent [F]:0 Mechanical Bug B [F]:3 Mechanical Bug C [F]:3 Mechanical Bug D [B]:3 Mechanical Bug E [B]:3 Mechanical Bug F [B]:3 Jnezdie [F]:7 Gavriel [B]:9 Jack [B]:12 Mechanical Bug A [F]:17 Sarah "White Charge" [B]:56
JayM: Argent!
Sarah: "D-damn, this short boost is still not enough to use Lifecycle Exposure…"
Jnezdie: "You did great, though!"
Argent focuses fire on Mechanical Bug A as she swings twice more. [Pummel, 44D]
Jack: "Ah is - that what the pause was about? I thought it was just a long name!"
Argent rolled 1d100 and got 9 ( Total: 9 ) for 2#d100 ; 75
Argent rolled 1d100 and got 16 ( Total: 16 ) for 75
JayM: Roll another d100, girl
JayM: Two hits
Argent rolled 2#1d12*1.5+110*1.5(1) and got 3 ( Total: 169.5 )
Also rolled 2#1d12*1.5+110*1.5(2) and got 10 [Total: 180.0 (High), Avg: 10.00]
Total: 349.5, Avg: 6.50
JayM: The first strike hurts, the second cleaves it in half
Mechanical Bug B opens fire at Jnezdie! [Shot]
[OOC] Argent: HP:566/700, MP:90/90, LP: 131/300, Brave[1], Accuracy Up[3]
JayM rolled 1d100 and got 89 ( Total: 89 )
JayM: Wiiiiild
JayM: C tries to cover!
JayM rolled 1d100 and got 15 ( Total: 15 )
JayM: Finally something hit Jnezdie!
JayM rolled 1d6+40 and got 3 ( Total: 43.0 )
JayM: The metal lance lands a glancing blow for 43 Physical Ranged damage!
Jnezdie grits his teeth and grunts as he finds his stance once more!
Bugs D and E fire off [Piercethrough]s hitting ARgent/Sarah and Jnezdie/Sarah!
JayM rolled 4d100 and got 62, 74, 64, 85 ( Total: 285 )
Sarah numbly moves out of the way of one but not the other, the rest hits
JayM rolled 3#1d6+40(1) and got 6 ( Total: 46.0 )
Also rolled 3#1d6+40(2) and got 1 [Total: 41.0 (Min), Avg: 1.00]
Also rolled 3#1d6+40(3) and got 6 [Total: 46.0 (High), Avg: 6.00]
Total: 133.0, Avg: 4.33
Argent: "Kgh. You really think this weak shit's doing anything?"
Jnezdie: "Pissin' me off is what it's doin'."
Jack: "Eventually-!"
Jack: "Though, not if I have anything to say about it!'
Sarah: "I think, those might be toys, or prototypes, or school projects"
[OOC] Argent: HP:520/700, MP:90/90, LP: 131/300, SoS: 175 Brave[1], Accuracy Up[3]
Jack: "T-toys?!"
The last, F, fires off a dark-trailed shot at Gavriel! [Devil Impact]
JayM rolled 1d100 and got 52 ( Total: 52 )
Jack: "Your people certainly play rough! … Well, hahaha, I suppose we do too, don't we?"
Gavriel: "Some people enjoy playing with fi-" -he's cut off by the impact, and grunts.
JayM rolled 1d10+80 and got 1 ( Total: 81.0 )
JayM: 81 Magical shadow damage!
Argent: "Whatever they are, I don't really give a damn at this point."
JayM: Battle order: Jnezdie [F]:0 Gavriel [B]:2 Jack [B]:5 Mechanical Bug B [F]:16 Mechanical Bug C [F]:16 Mechanical Bug D [B]:16 Mechanical Bug E [B]:16 Mechanical Bug F [B]:30 Argent [F]:37 Sarah "White Charge" [B]:49
JayM: Jnezdie!
Jnezdie: "School projects." He shakes his head and runs towards Mechanical Bug B, slashing across it! [Attack, 38D]
Jnezdie rolled 1d100 and got 81 ( Total: 81 )
[OOC] Jnezdie: acc proc
Jnezdie rolled 1d10*1.25+88*1.25 and got 9 ( Total: 121.25 )
Jnezdie: "You a'int making the grade." He points a thumbs down towards the bugs!
JayM: Acc procs, negates by evasion
JayM: You miss
JayM: Gavriel!
JayM: (10 Evasion on those suds)
Argent: "Please make sure you hit before you start with the cheesy one-liners."
Gavriel adjusts his gun a moment and fires a blast of piercing light at Bug C. [Magna Assault C100]
[OOC] Gavriel: wait no-
Jack‘ snorts slightly.
Gavriel rolled 1d100 and got 55 ( Total: 55 ) for C90, they have evasion :<
Jnezdie: "Pfft. No way. I could go to sleep, wake up, take a shower in the bullets they’re shooting."
JayM: Strike!
Gavriel rolled d8*1.25+324*1.25 and got 8 ( Total: 415.0 ) for 30 CoS Silence, 20 CoS Blind
Also rolled 2d100 and got 59, 90 [Total: 149 (High), Avg: 74.50]
Total: 564.0, Avg: 52.33
Argent mutters to herself. "(This is what I have to work with.)"
JayM: You explode it, clean
Sarah shivers "They're toys but… those weapons are horrific"
JayM: Your Delay, though?
Argent: "I don't really feel them."
[OOC] Gavriel: Whoops 40
Argent: "Not compared to some of the stuff I've been hit with, anyway."
JayM: Battle order: Jack [B]:0 Mechanical Bug B [F]:11 Mechanical Bug D [B]:11 Mechanical Bug E [B]:11 Mechanical Bug F [B]:25 Argent [F]:32 Jnezdie [F]:33 Gavriel [B]:37 Sarah "White Charge" [B]:44
JayM: Jack!
Jack‘ rolls on into a life song! [35D]
Jack` rolled 2d10+65 and got 10, 1 ( Total: 76.0 )
Mechanical Bug C decides to undo Jack’s healing with a [Devil Impact] on him
JayM rolled 1d100 and got 45 ( Total: 45 )
[OOC] Argent: HP:596/700, MP:90/90, LP: 141/300, SoS: 175 Accuracy Up[2]
JayM rolled 1d10+80 and got 4 ( Total: 84.0 )
JayM: Magical, Shadow damage
Jack: "Hmph! No appreciate for the arts!"
Bugs D and E go with [Piercethrough]s, one for each frontliner and one for Jack!
JayM rolled 4d100 and got 19, 7, 67, 71 ( Total: 164 )
JayM: I mean both for jack
JayM: Aaand, it seems like everything hits D:
JayM rolled 4#1d6+40(1) and got 6 ( Total: 46.0 )
Also rolled 4#1d6+40(2) and got 5 [Total: 45.0 (High), Avg: 5.00]
Also rolled 4#1d6+40(3) and got 3 [Total: 43.0 (Low), Avg: 3.00]
Also rolled 4#1d6+40(4) and got 5 [Total: 45.0 (High), Avg: 5.00]
Total: 179.0, Avg: 4.75
[OOC] Argent: HP:550/700, MP:90/90, LP: 151/300, SoS: 175 Accuracy Up[2]
Bug F then fores a simple shot at Sarah
JayM rolled 1d100 and got 13 ( Total: 13 )
JayM rolled 1d6+40 and got 3 ( Total: 43.0 )
And bugs D and E get to go yet again before the party recovers with another volley of Piercethrough against the same targets
JayM rolled 4d100 and got 99, 50, 58, 100 ( Total: 307 )
JayM: Except this time Jack gets hit once and Argent once
JayM rolled 2#1d6+40(1) and got 5 ( Total: 45.0 )
Also rolled 2#1d6+40(2) and got 4 [Total: 44.0 (High), Avg: 4.00]
Total: 89.0, Avg: 4.50
Jack: "Hnnng."
Jnezdie: "How you feeling back there?"
Jack: "Been better! Still holding up though!"
[OOC] Jack: HP: 282/530, MP: 140/140, LP: 180/300, SoS: 132
JayM: Battle order: Argent [F]:0 Jnezdie [F]:1 Jack [B]:3 Gavriel [B]:5 Sarah "White Charge" [B]:12 Mechanical Bug B [F]:13 Mechanical Bug F [B]:13 Mechanical Bug D [B]:19 Mechanical Bug E [B]:19
JayM: Argent!
[OOC] Argent: HP:506/700, MP:90/90, LP: 161/300, SoS: 175 Accuracy Up[2])) "This shit's starting to piss me off…" Argent glares at Bug B as she dashes in with two more strikes
Argent rolled 2#1d100(1) and got 32 ( Total: 32 ) for Acc negated by evade
Also rolled 2#1d100(2) and got 99 [Total: 99 (High), Avg: 99.00]
Total: 131, Avg: 65.50
JayM: One hit!
Argent rolled 1d12*1.5+110*1.5 and got 7 ( Total: 175.5 ) for Piercing Magic Lightning
Argent: [44D as usual]
JayM: It strikes " And sparks of lightning gather around it's rails
JayM: Jnezdie!
Jnezdie hops beside Bug B and strikes! [Attack, 38D]
Jnezdie rolled 1d100 and got 8 ( Total: 8 )
Jnezdie rolled 1d10*2+88*2 and got 7 ( Total: 190.0 )
JayM: Powerful attack!
JayM: Gavriel… Recovers
Jnezdie twists the katana in its innards and then hops away, bringing it with him!
JayM: Jack first, however
JayM: I fail at reading
Jack‘ continues on with the song of life! [35D]
Jack` rolled 2d10+65 and got 8, 6 ( Total: 79.0 )
Sarah extends a hand and droplets of fire start dropping "Again…" they gather in a fireball and she raises it atbove her head "Melting Point!" she shouts, tossing it at the enemy group
JayM rolled 1d10+120 and got 7 ( Total: 127.0 )
JayM: Battle order: Mechanical Bug B [F]:0 Mechanical Bug F [B]:0 Mechanical Bug D [B]:6 Mechanical Bug E [B]:6 Jack [B]:25 Jnezdie [F]:26 Argent [F]:31 Gavriel [B]:32 Sarah "White Charge" [B]:38
JayM: This time, all the bugs focus-fire their [Shot]s at Sarah except B that uses [Devil Impact]
JayM rolled 4d100 and got 33, 80, 20, 40 ( Total: 173 )
JayM rolled 1d10*1.25+80*1.25 and got 1 ( Total: 101.25 )
Also rolled 3#1d6+40(1) and got 3 [Total: 43.0 (Low), Avg: 3.00]
Also rolled 3#1d6+40(2) and got 2 [Total: 42.0 (Low), Avg: 2.00]
Also rolled 3#1d6+40(3) and got 4 [Total: 44.0 (High), Avg: 4.00]
Total: 230.25, Avg: 2.50
Jack: "You holding up, madien?!"
Sarah winces "N-not too well"
Sarah: "And i’m running out of energy"
Jnezdie grits his teeth. "Just hold out a bit longer, okay?"
Argent: "Right then, let's finish this soon."
Mechanical Bug F then shoots at Jnezdie for his suggestion
JayM rolled 1d100 and got 26 ( Total: 26 )
JayM rolled 1d6+40 and got 2 ( Total: 42.0 )
JayM: Battle order: Jack [B]:0 Jnezdie [F]:1 Mechanical Bug D [B]:1 Mechanical Bug E [B]:1 Argent [F]:6 Gavriel [B]:7 Mechanical Bug B [F]:9 Sarah "White Charge" [B]:13 Mechanical Bug F [B]:15
JayM: Jack!
Jnezdie takes the shot like a pro. "That's right, you damn things, I got your target right here." He flips them the bird!
Jack‘ conitnues to let the song of life build up! [35D]
Jack` rolled 2d10+65 and got 1, 5 ( Total: 71.0 )
[OOC] Argent: HP:656/700, MP:90/90, LP: 167/300, SoS: 175 Accuracy Up[1]
JayM: Jnezdie!
Jnezdie dashes towards Bug B, and a dark arc cuts the air and hopefully the bug! [Soul Eater, 38D]
Jnezdie rolled 1d100 and got 73 ( Total: 73 )
Jnezdie rolled 1d10+176 and got 4 ( Total: 180.0 )
JayM: A lot of damage!
Bugs D and E focuses their Shots at Jnezdie!
JayM rolled 2d100 and got 6, 33 ( Total: 39 )
JayM rolled 2#1d6+40(1) and got 4 ( Total: 44.0 )
Also rolled 2#1d6+40(2) and got 6 [Total: 46.0 (High), Avg: 6.00]
Total: 90.0, Avg: 5.00
JayM: Argent!
[OOC] Jnezdie: HP: 360/560, MP: 80/80, LP: 100/300, SoS: 140 - Accuracy Up (1)
Argent: "Right, taunt the emotionless railguns" Argent comments, going in for two more strikes on B
Argent: [Pummel, 44D]
Argent rolled 2#1d100(1) and got 69 ( Total: 69 ) for yay accuracy
Also rolled 2#1d100(2) and got 23 [Total: 23 (Low), Avg: 23.00]
Jnezdie: "I’m tryin' to take the heat off the back row! And it's working!"
Total: 92, Avg: 46.00
Jack: "Well, it DID work fairly effectively…!"
Argent: Correction: Boo not enough accuracy
Gavriel: "Much appreciated, by the way."
Argent rolled 1d12*1.5+110*1.5 and got 2 ( Total: 168.0 )
JayM: Uhn
JayM: Right
JayM: A hit
JayM: The strike slices it clean!
JayM: I was wondering why this one in particular wasn't dieing
JayM: I forgot the Defend button on since the beginning of battle for zero reason
JayM: Battle order: Gavriel [B]:0 Sarah "White Charge" [B]:6 Mechanical Bug F [B]:8 Mechanical Bug D [B]:14 Mechanical Bug E [B]:14 Jack [B]:28 Jnezdie [F]:32 Argent [F]:43
JayM: Gavriel!
[OOC] Argent: HP:656/700, MP:90/90, LP: 173/300, SoS: 175)) /me withdraws the Arectaris from the innards of Railgun B, whirling the weapon to get varied pieces of junk off
Gavriel targets Bug F and fires off a blast of blinding light! [Magna Buster D40 C90]
Gavriel rolled 1d100 and got 61 ( Total: 61 )
Gavriel rolled d8+324 and got 2 ( Total: 326.0 ) for 30 CoS Silence, 20 CoS Blind
Also rolled 2d100 and got 74, 37 [Total: 111 (High), Avg: 55.50]
Total: 437.0, Avg: 37.67
JayM: You have two shocks, Gav?
Argent: "Alright, focus fire on that one!"
[OOC] Gavriel: OH whoops I was looking at the wrong shit, sorry
JayM: No issues
[OOC] Gavriel: ignore the Silence CoS
JayM: Hurts it but good!
JayM: Battle order: Sarah "White Charge" [B]:0 Mechanical Bug F [B]:2 Mechanical Bug D [B]:8 Mechanical Bug E [B]:8 Jack [B]:22 Jnezdie [F]:26 Gavriel [B]:34 Argent [F]:37
JayM: Status for Sarah "White Charge" [B]: Pill(4) Brave(1) Accuracy Up(2)
Sarah growls as her Brave begins to run out and runs at the back row! [Spiral Driver]
JayM rolled 6d100 and got 40, 97, 25, 35, 77, 71 ( Total: 345 )
JayM rolled 1d12*1.25+71*1.25 and got 10 ( Total: 101.25 )
JayM: "Leave that one to me" she says, pointing at F
In return all three fire their Shots at her!
JayM rolled 3d100 and got 91, 24, 10 ( Total: 125 )
JayM: She nimbly dodges one before beign hit twice in the face
JayM rolled 2#1d6+40(1) and got 6 ( Total: 46.0 )
Also rolled 2#1d6+40(2) and got 6 [Total: 46.0 (High), Avg: 6.00]
Total: 92.0, Avg: 6.00
JayM: Jack!
Jack‘ is glad the song of life has a ton fo different verses as he continues on with it! [35D]
Jack` rolled 2d10+65 and got 3, 9 ( Total: 77.0 )
[OOC] Argent: HP:700/700, MP:90/90, LP: 173/300, SoS: 175
Jnezdie: "Calling your shot, Sarah? Uh, sorry about the shots. Well— look nevermind!"
Argent: "Just trash these things already."
Sarah: "N-nah… I need to use it to recover myself, but if you can bust the all before I get the chance, go ahead" "
JayM: Jnezdie!
Jnezdie nods seriously at Sarah talking about needing to use it to recover herself, then runs up to Bug D and slashes across it with a dark arc! [Soul Eater, 38D]
Jnezdie rolled 1d100 and got 94 ( Total: 94 )
JayM: Man at least hit
Argent facepalms
Bugs D and E decide to hit Jnezdie for his miss
JayM rolled 2d100 and got 42, 23 ( Total: 65 )
JayM rolled 2#1d6+40(1) and got 5 ( Total: 45.0 )
Also rolled 2#1d6+40(2) and got 3 [Total: 43.0 (Low), Avg: 3.00]
Total: 88.0, Avg: 4.00
JayM: Gavriel… Recovers
JayM: Argent!
Argent shakes her head, before off-handedly firing an Aurabolt at Bug F. "Come on, damnit!"
Argent rolled 1d100 and got 26 ( Total: 26 ) for 90 due to evade. 32D, etc.
JayM: That is a hit
Argent rolled 1d10+96 and got 2 ( Total: 98.0 ) for Holy Magic damage
[OOC] Argent: HP:700/700, MP:75/90, LP: 177/300, SoS: 175
JayM: And F is trashed
Argent: "Jack, that first song if you don’t mind!"
Bugs D and E then fire their [Shot]s at Argent in retaliation!
JayM rolled 2d100 and got 76, 64 ( Total: 140 )
Jack: "I do mind!"
JayM rolled 2#1d6+40(1) and got 6 ( Total: 46.0 )
Also rolled 2#1d6+40(2) and got 5 [Total: 45.0 (High), Avg: 5.00]
Total: 91.0, Avg: 5.50
[OOC] Argent: Evasion 5 if that means anything. Probably not
Jack: "Unless you've got some ingenious way of healing the maiden you've yet to let us in on, of course."
JayM: Battle order: Sarah "White Charge" [B]:0 Jnezdie [F]:0 Mechanical Bug D [B]:4 Mechanical Bug E [B]:4 Argent [F]:5 Gavriel [B]:10 Jack [B]:28
JayM: Status for Sarah "White Charge" [B]: Pill(3) Accuracy Up(1)
Sarah: "Jnezdie, wait a second!"
Jnezdie: "Sure thing!"
[OOC] Argent: HP:609/700, MP:75/90, LP: 197/300, SoS: 175
Sarah runs towards Bug D, jumps right over and dlivers a downwards strike, leaving a black trail, then she kneels behind it and drives her hand on it
JayM rolled 1d100 and got 58 ( Total: 58 )
JayM rolled 1d12+108 and got 5 ( Total: 113.0 )
Sarah then gets out o the way "Now, your strongest move!"
[OOC] JayM: With +25% damage on that
Jnezdie dashes right towards Bug D and slashes with a darkly-glowing blade! [Soul Eater 38D]
Jnezdie rolled 1d100 and got 36 ( Total: 36 )
Jnezdie rolled 1d10*1.25+176*1.25 and got 2 ( Total: 222.5 )
As Jnezdie strikes, he feels the blade being drawn towards the enemy, even heavier!
Jnezdie: "Hoooooooooooooooo!" He obliges, putting a foot on the bug, and driving it down more!
JayM: And his blade slices it in twain!
Sarah: "Hah! How'd you like the Gravity Mark? Needs good timing"
Jnezdie: "It's great! Thanks for the hand!"
JayM: Battle order: Mechanical Bug E [B]:0 Argent [F]:1 Gavriel [B]:6 Jack [B]:24 Jnezdie [F]:34 Sarah "White Charge" [B]:40
Bug E is alone, and fires a [Devil Impact] on Jnezdie
JayM rolled 1d100 and got 100 ( Total: 100 )
Also rolled 1d10+80 and got 4 [Total: 84.0 (Low), Avg: 4.00]
Total: 184.0, Avg: 52.00
JayM: Magical, Shadow damage
JayM: Yes it has 100 CoS
JayM: Argent!
[OOC] Jnezdie: HP: 173/560, MP: 80/80, LP: 160/300, SoS: 140
Argent: "Gavriel, follow my lead!" Argent shouts as she rushes in with a thrust of the leading end of the Arectaris, and a followup upward swipe as the Gleam trails electricity everywhere off of that weapon…[Pummel, 44D]
Argent rolled 2#1d100(1) and got 83 ( Total: 83 ) for oh god no more accuracy
Also rolled 2#1d100(2) and got 44 [Total: 44 (Low), Avg: 44.00]
Total: 127, Avg: 63.50
JayM: One hit
Argent rolled 1d12*1.5+110*1.5 and got 11 ( Total: 181.5 ) for at least one hit
JayM: Gavriel!
[OOC] Gavriel: inits ploz
JayM: Explode it
JayM: Battle order: Gavriel [B]:0 Mechanical Bug E [B]:14 Jack [B]:18 Jnezdie [F]:28 Sarah "White Charge" [B]:34 Argent [F]:39
JayM: For real you can off it
[OOC] Argent: HP:609/700, MP:75/90, LP: 203/300, SoS: 175
[OOC] Gavriel: not if I miss!!
[OOC] Gavriel: meh fuck it
[OOC] Jack: believe in the me that believes in the hachi that believes in you!
Gavriel just targets his gun on the last one, trying to take it out before it can threaten then any longer! [Attack D40 CoS 90 - evasion, whatever that is]
Gavriel rolled 1d100 and got 42 ( Total: 42 ) for cocks
Gavriel rolled d8+108 and got 4 ( Total: 112.0 )
Also rolled 1d100 and got 31 [Total: 31 (Low), Avg: 31.00]
Total: 143.0, Avg: 17.50
The finishing strike, the final hit sends it's upper part separated from lower, clattering all over the floor
[OOC] Gavriel: HP: 630/630, MP: 110/110, LP: 156/300, SoS: 157
JayM rolled 6d100 and got 64, 33, 69, 46, 23, 33 ( Total: 268 )
[OOC] Argent: Three items!
JayM: You find out some useful things… In fact you find out some square-looking objects that are full of a black substance, [Elder Etherx 3]
Sarah then grins, gets slightly wobbly and the scythe folds back into the form of her rifle, and as her dress changes back to it's red color she swoons and topples
Jack: "Phew!"
Jnezdie: "Whoa there
" He slides to catch Sarah from going 'fwump' on the floor!
Sarah smiles at Jnezdie "T-thanks… That took a lot… And a good deal of my white charges too…"
Argent: "…odd." Argent comments as she pockets the Ethers. "…agh, damnit." she comments as she turns back to the sight of Sarah falling unconscious again. "Let's get you to a safe area. Preferably one without bugs. Or moving walls." She looks back down the corridor
She takes a while to be able to stand again, but eventually does so "Hum… That is an emergency measure… I can… Use the medicine as a temporary power source… Get a bit of my power back, if you ever need it…"
she nods at Argent "I think the last floor is up that elevator" she says, and there it is, an elevator at the end of the corridor
Jack: "Hmm, well, we'll try and manage without! That sounds a litgtle bit dangerous for the maiden, unless under the most dire of circumstances!"
Gavriel tromps thataway. Whatever's waiting for them had better be worth that sacrifice.
Argent: "Let's go." Argent starts down the hallway past the weird defensive measure they destroyed to the elevator.
Jnezdie: "We'll do better next time, yeah? Save your strength."
Sarah nods, and heads with them
Jnezdie: "Wish I knew where the nurse's office was in this place, though. Maybe find some similar pills or…something, I don't know."
The elevator makes it's way up, and it leads to a… Circular room. It has a large black rectangular pillar in the center. It is otherwise featureless
Argent: "…yeah, this is a lot like that last ruin's center."
Those of you with the headsets can see, however, things… Various panels, and other things, in the walls ready to be utilized and still working, all written in ancient script, showing data
Jack‘ looks in one direction then the other as his head bobs too and fro.
Jnezdie closes one eye (the eye that isn’t looking through the lens and tries to make heads or tails of it.
The pillar, however, has one face actually lit up, with a screen wherein a single symbol is shown, a book with a pencil resting atop it. When you approach it speaks softly, in a feminine voice, one that Argent remembers from just now "Savant Series Datoru activated, Scholaris operational system online"
Jnezdie: "oh, hey!"
Argent: "…we can understand this one, at least."
???: "Warning, communication protocols corrupted"
Jnezdie: "Nah, you're doing fine, trust me."
Jnezdie: "I'm Jnezdie."
???: "Warning, communication protocols corrupted"
Sarah: "I think… It's broken"
Jnezdie: "Aw."
Jack‘ places a finger to his mouth.
Sarah: "Well, we can try fix it?"
Argent: "…kgggh." Argent frustratedly looks over the panels to see if she can manage anything with the bustedness. "I’m checking to see if there's anything I can mess with here to fix it."
Gavriel stares at the pillar, frowning. Either that, or…
Jnezdie: "You're darn right we can."
JayM: That will be a very difficult Systems/Tinkering [TN 8] check
Jnezdie pries open a panel. [Dependable: Technical]
Argent: Guess who doesn't have any Technical talents
[OOC] JayM: Sarah :D
[OOC] Argent: …also correct
Jack: "Well…" Jack nods, following after Jnezdie. [Aptitude] [Dependable] [Finesse] [Expertise]
Gavriel might be able to perform percussive maintenance if things go south, but…
Jack‘ rolled 2d6 and got 1, 6 ( Total: 7 )
Also rolled 2#d10(1) and got 1 [Total: 1 (Min), Avg: 1.00]
Also rolled 2#d10(2) and got 8 [Total: 8 (High), Avg: 8.00]
Total: 16, Avg: 4.00
Jack` rolled d8+1 and got 2 ( Total: 3.0 )
Also rolled 3#d8(1) and got 2 [Total: 2 (Low), Avg: 2.00]
Also rolled 3#d8(2) and got 6 [Total: 6 (High), Avg: 6.00]
Also rolled 3#d8(3) and got 1 [Total: 1 (Min), Avg: 1.00]
Total: 12.0, Avg: 2.75
[OOC] Jack: 2/4… hmm
Jack` is a little [Reliable] with this stuff.
Jack` rolled d12 and got 7 ( Total: 7 ) **
[OOC] JayM: Oen moah
[OOC] Jack: ok gav extreme effort this bitch and bring us home :D
[OOC] Jnezdie: you’re all clear kid now let's blow this thing and go home!
Gavriel tromps forward, shaking his head Jack and Jnezdie while they struggle with the panels. "…sometimes you just need to…" He lifts his hand and thwacks the panel somethin' good. [Extreme Effort]
A swift strike, this thing is harder than it looks. The image flickers to and from various things, now and then it becomes visible what it is, and it stops at what looks like a copy of this scene, people around this same black pillar, someone twacks it, it's a Viera though, and everyone wears clothes you never saw before, but they all bear the symbol present in Sarah's gun-
Argent: "…more Hvezdami?"
Jnezdie: "Now we're talking!" He holds up a hand for Gav to high five!
Then the image is gone, and there's text, and it's hard to translate, and you need to work with it. This thing doesn't works just like that, you had to open it, fix it, prod it's workings, it's disturbingly similar to how Sarah was when you had to do it to her. And you get some scrambled information you manage to translate-
JayM: They had a name for this world, Tempestaria
Gavriel proceeds to jump up and down holding his hand swearing under his breath; Jnezdie, it might be a moment.
JayM: They had a name for their homeland, New Terra
JayM: They're lost, can't go back. They're Plymouth, and bring with them the Children of Eden
Jnezdie can wait, he's watchin' the showl
[OOC] Jnezdie: *show
JayM: There's places, a map! You trigger something, something in the ground opens and a chair comes out, there's wires connected to a glove, helmet, and a type of jet-black catsuit, but with no wires on it
JayM: The map, it's a map of the world, but it doesn't looks like it does now
JayM: There's readings, and readings, and eventually a small black square device pops out from the black pillar and- Everything goes dead
Jack: "…what in the world…"
Jnezdie: "Uh… hm."
Argent: "…I take it that that up there's what you're lookin for, Sarah?"
Sarah grins, and puts a hand against the black pillar, she mutters "(Rest now, and return to the Great Link, sister)" and takes a deep breath "That was… Basically it"
Gavriel stops cursing at his hand, and glances towards Sarah. "Was worth it, then?"
Argent: "…not sure what the suit, gloves, and helmet are for."
Jnezdie: "Wearin', obviously."
Sarah nods "IT was and…" she goes over to them, and just picks up the suit "Something worn by their leaders, back then" she inspects it "Still has an intact power source" she hands it over to whoever in the party picks it up "Like my dress, it uses energy to absorb impact, pretty good armor and" she looks at Gavriel slyly "Looks pretty sexy too"
JayM: Gained [PS Catsuit x1, Relic T2 Light Armor, Powered Armor II [10 MP]]
Jack‘ pauses, puts a hand over his mouth. Can be heard laughing,mutedly
Argent: "Hm. Doesn’t look like armor, but what do I know."
Jnezdie bites his lip but can't really hide his wicked grin, also trying to cover it with a hand.
Sarah: "Try it out, i'll show how it works"
Gavriel blinks and headtilts to the side and back a little, taking… a good long while to respond. "I- ancient armour, that's-" -he notices Jack and Jnezdie's reponses and looks away for a moment, coughing, before stepping forward to take the armour, and put it on. M- may as well, right?
Jnezdie tries to hide an amused whisper to Jack. "(Ultima's skirt he's doing it
Argent quirks an eyebrow. "what's so funny to you two anyway?"
JayM: It's a catsuit… That means it's skintight, you can totally put something over it if you feel uncomfortable being sexy, Gavriel. Also means it goes under everything. When you do put it, however, Sarah comes over and points to a small metal pad on your arm "Press here" and when he does the suit adjusts to his body, changing color slightly to a faded grey
Jack: "… BAHAHAHA!" And… down goes the hand.
Jnezdie puffs his cheeks and holds it in, while slow clapping.
Gavriel blinks in surprise as the suit adjusts- it's surprisingly comfortab- he death glares at the two of them out of his good eye, but looks like he's having a tough time holding back a grin.
Argent: "Well, regardless it seems like it's functional enough."
Gavriel is totally -just- wearing the armour, though, thank you very much!
Sarah smiles, and turns around "Well, let's go, then. I think we're all done here~" she looks flustered too
Sarah: "(Can't believe I said all that…)"
Jnezdie: "Gav." He pauses very deliberately between periods. "You are definately a brave. Brave man."
Jnezdie: "Walk into Rorest. Like that. And Arzanta. Undying respect."
Argent: "…Are you sure you're feeling well, Sarah?"
Sarah: "A-as well as well can be"
Jack: "…ahaha well, lets go then!"
Argent: "…If you say so. Let's grab whatever was dropped from the column and get out of here."
Gavriel grins (while glaring, somehow) at Jnezdie. "…you've got it. Just as soon as we're back south again."
And thus the party heads out, with a little more information on the past, a name for the land under their feet, a sexy catsuit for wolfboy and some more ancient relics
JayM: This is a grand total of: [+5 AP/+165 XP] from skillcheck 1, [+3000 XP/+1800 Gil/+18 AP] from the fight and [+6 AP/+250 XP] from skillcheck 2
Julian: [Epilogue]
???: "Fragment Scholaris reconnected"
???: "Searching, fragmented data, useless"
Julian: [End Epilogue]

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