EC Session 1.16

Morning, Gaial 3 Boltday. The smell of crabcakes tickles your noses as you wake in the inn in Seaburg.
[OOC] WC GM: I think we tried starting that morning, but got nowhere, so I'll reset from there.
ORN: kk
Two main paths lie ahead of you.
Pak saw, via his magic Sight the other night, a door deep within Seaburg that looked exactly like the hatch at the temple.
And then there is the river leading directly to Refuge City, wherein lies King - and, no doubt by now, Wedge, Biggs, and Hicks.
[OOC] Pak: Wait, did we level last week?
[OOC] Pak: Or two weeks ago?
[OOC] WC GM: You should be LVL 8 now
[OOC] ORN: yes
[OOC] Pak: What's our XPs at?
[OOC] ORN: 8/4
[OOC] Hector: You were going to give me all your money and self-destruct.
[OOC] Pak: Oh, okay. I'm caught up.
[OOC] Hector: :P
[OOC] Pak: Just forgot a minor detail.
[OOC] Hector: Nah, you're cool. You're a shiny black Grungust. I can't hate that.
[OOC] ORN: besides, I AM my money
[OOC] ORN: or at least a shiny expensive-looking lot of it
[OOC] ORN: damnit now I'm gonna wish I'd made 'gespy kick' my limit lv4
[OOC] ORN: ;p
[OOC] Pak: You can still change it.
[OOC] ORN: I'm kidding.
[OOC] ORN: no worries.
[OOC] Sakha: You still have plenty of time to change it
[OOC] Pak: Just saying, you can. n.n;)P)
Pak sniffs and sits up in bed. "Food? >>"
[OOC] Sakha: You can change it as long as you haven't used it
Cassie wakes up slowly, and she olds her head.
[OOC] Cassie: holds
[OOC] Sakha: 'olds
ORN: "Good awakening. This unit sparkles greatly in the morning sun."
Cassie looks at ORN and sits up
Hector sits up and rubs his face.
Judging by the way the innkeeper just stares, half-lidded, at ORN, hands folded under her chin and sighing contentedly, ORN's words appear to have some truth.
Sakha kinda ignores the golem - thinking of it a bit more like an autonomous tool than an actual person.
Pak covers his eyes. //"Oww."
Pak: "Do you have to sparkle so much?"
Hector: "Hm. Friggin' thing's more popular with the ladies than I am, and it doesn't even have the right equipment."
He lets himself fall backwards back into bed.
Ahiru also stares at the sparklies.
Cassie mumbers "Morning everbody." and walks towards the bathroom
ORN: "It was the creators will that ORN units find themselves loved by all, and thus better accepted than Tech-School competing designs"
[OOC] Cassie: its going to be a good day… ~_~
Pak hmms.
ORN: "It was also the cheapest materials to be found"
ORN: "Diamond alternatives would be most embarassing"
Pak: "» In that case, why don't you ask the Innkeeper to polish you?"
Sakha approaches Cassie. "If your going to take a bath, maybe we could go together, to save time?"
Cassie: "Sure, no problem."
ORN looks at the inkeeper "you can, if you want to, you know. It would be most… wonderful."
Cassie opens the door for Sakha
Sakha turns and sticks her tounge out at Hector. "Bye guys."
Pak nods, having deflected responsibility from any of them to have to clean the dang thing.
Sakha slips into the bathroom.
Cassie stumbles into the bathroom, and locks the door
Hector sits back up.
ORN: "Meanwhile, has our intended course been decided upon?"
The innkeeper returns soon with a waxing kit, and gleefully begins to polish ORN.
Pak: "…Not really."
Hector quirks an eyebrow up.
Ahiru: "We need to get Bolt."
Pak: "I mean… the door there is locked, I think?"
Pak looks at Ahiru.
Pak: "Um…?"
Cassie tries to cheer up and lets Sakha go first
Ahiru says that in a way that she hasn't thought of the steps in between
Hector: "I think the king has the key."
Sakha: "Uh-uh, we're bathing together to save time, remember? Get in the tub, girl!"
Hector: "Remember? The dwarf lady said that Refuge royalty were the ones who were the keepers of it r'something."
Cassie: "Okay, Sakha."
*she takes off the armor, and them disrobes, and stumbles in*
Sakha washes Cassies back.
Cassie: "Thanks Sakha."
Sakha: "No problems."
Cassie smiles back, and then holds her head again
Hector: "So if that's the case, we'll be heading straight into the lion's den. And for that, we'll have to be absolutely prepared."
Cassie then begins to help Sakha with washing her back
Pak: "Yes… so… how do we do that "
totally prepared" thing?"
Cassie: "So Sakha,was it surprising finding Pak again?"
Hector: "Hm."
He puts his hand on his chin. "Well, we'd have to get top-of-the-line equipment and plenty of potions."
Pak: "Kay…"
Pak: "There was a market out there, but…"
Sakha: "Yes, but he completely ignores me ;-; It hurts and I want him to pay attention. He's still the same silly, unco-ordinated brother though."
Pak ehes…
Pak: "I'd have to go in disguise."
Hector: "I'm sure there's a clothes store around here. There has to be."
Pak nods. "Right. n.n;"
Cassie: "I say give Pak time. He is so used to being with Hector. You just have to let him warm up to you again."
ORN: //(could someone pm me everything since my last line?)

ORN: (also, was about to rush out the door so if it fails again I'm heading to the library next door)
Hector slides off the bed and starts to get dressed.
[OOC] WC GM: on it
Pak: "So… We need to get good equipment and then charge right into King's lair?"
Pak: "Do… do you think we can really beat him? n.n;"
Hector: "I wouldn't say charge. We'd have to get to him, taking the path of least resistance."
Cassie: "I think family is important. I learned it now, being away from my for so long."
ORN: "Is this king non-helper powerful?"
Ahiru: "Is he?"
Pak: "We fought him before…"
Hector: "He relies heavily on the Three Stooges."
Pak: "If nothing else, he'll have strong guards."
Cassie lets out a sigh
Sakha: "Yes, but he doesn't seem to care… Any suggestions, Cassie?"
Cassie: "I'd say, not to force yourself on him, but try to get him to warm up to you gradually. I'm sure he will come back to you when you do that."
[OOC] Ahiru: Ahiru can only get 2 better equips, Hat and Wrist
[OOC] Cassie: I could use some Gauntlets thought. Help with my armor rating
[OOC] Pak: Availibility at level 8 is 84.
Sakha: "But… he's my brother! You can't lose that bond can you? You say it like it's lost."
Cassie: "You can't lose the bond, but it can weaken."
[OOC] Hector: I could get Ice Plate, which would temporarily turn my Ice weakness into "take normal damage"
[OOC] Ahiru: And I'd barely have enough money for both
Pak thinks.
Pak: "It'd help if we knew exactly where he was gonna be."
Cassie: "Sakha, I'm sure he will make up his mind. He knows your only doing it for his own good."
Pak walks up to the polishing Innkeeper. //"Hey, have there been any public announcements about the King recently?"
Sakha: "Is there any way that you think I could get his attention while not bothering him?
The innkeeper seems lost in her work.
Pak thinks.
Ahiru goes and ask people in the common room about the king.
Pak walks outside of the Inn in his pajamas and looks around for posters or a bulletin board
Cassie: "Well. Maybe talking to him like you would when you both were together when you were younger comes to mind. Just be calm and pacient with him."
Person: "King? Wasn't he at that Expo? He's probably back home by now."
Hector goes outside with Pak, if only to grab him and run in case any femme-mithra in heat see him.
Person2: "Yeah. He's probably holding court right now."
[OOC] WC GM: Awareness, Hector & Pak - +20 mod
Pak rolled 1d100 and got 72 ( Total: 72 )
Hector rolled 1d100 and got 66 ( Total: 66 )
[OOC] Pak: Pass
[OOC] Hector: Does +20 mean +20 to what we have to roll?
[OOC] WC GM: Yeah. Easier by 20.
[OOC] Hector: Ah. So I passed.
Pak gets all of two steps outside before he senses quite a few female eyes turning towards the cute catboy in cute pajamas.
Hector has ample time to get him back inside before anything comes of it, though.
Cassie finishes up with Sahka and says "I'm ready to go, if you are. I hope I helped you."
Pak sweatdrops.
Hector picks up Pak and brings him back into the inn and shuts the door behind him.
Pak: "We can't get to a clothing store if I'm targeted as soon as we go outside!
Hector: "Holy…"
Hector: "Ask if one of the others has a hood you can wear."
Sakha: "… but… I've changed since then… maybe he has too.. ;-;
Cassie: "Sakha, everybody changes."
Cassie gives Sakha a comforting hug
Pak knocks on the door of the bathroom. "Do either of you have clothes I can borrow? T~T"
Pak: "There's too many people outside…"
Sakha: "Yes, but it's sad when It tears people apart! So what else can I do?"
Cassie: "Remember, Absence makes the heart grow fonder."
Cassie: "Just be very careful of what you say to Pak."
Cassie hears Pak and says "Yeah. One second."
Cassie gives Pak her Shirt and skirt and says "I'll wait here."
Cassie opens the door and gives Pak her Shirt and skirt and says "I'll wait here."
Pak slips them on.
Sakha: "You can't do that!"
[OOC] Cassie: Got to open the door first…
Pak blinks. "Eh?"
Sakha: "It's her ONLY clothes, silly."
Pak: "…n.n; Oh."
Pak tosses them back in. "What about you?"
Cassie: "Hmm? Sorry."
[OOC] WC GM: She's a "give you the shirt off my back" kind of woman.
Sakha materializes from her little personal storage space an old school robe. "Wear this."
Cassie blnks and says "cooool."
Pak slides it on. n.n;
Pak: "How did you do that anyway, Sakha?"
Sakha: "It's a minor manipulation of time and space. I've studied it extensively and it's handier than a backpack,"
Pak: "Kay."
Pak heads to the door. "I'm going to go find a clothing store and find me a better disguise~"
Hector: "I'm going with you."
Pak: "Does anyone else wanna come?"
He looks over to Ahiru. "Oh, you should probably wash up too, Ahiru~"
AfroCactuar: "See ya bitch, I won't be back!"
Sakha uses a little fire and wind magic to dry off and gets dressed "I'll come too."
[OOC] WC GM: /me wonders what that was all about
Cassie dries off, and begins to cloth and armor herself and says "Good thinking. I knew he was coming back thought."
[OOC] Julian: He's quitting
[OOC] Pak: Y?
[OOC] Pak: Oh well.
[OOC] Pak: WC can talk to him about it.
Ahiru smiles and follows everyone out.
Cassie: "Sakha, I wish my parents could be understnading, but that is water under the bridge right now."
Pak looks around as he walks outside.
Mogetzu seems to have wandered off during the night, looking to promote his 'tude to the locals.
Cassie looks down
Pak: "Okay. So… We need a clothing shop…"
Pak: "And maybe some other shops too."
Pak: "Should we head back to that marketplace?"
Sakha: "Ick, everything is so expensive… I'll have to remedy that."
Hector: "Let's get your clothes, then go back and get the others, and then stock up."
Cassie: "Let me stick with you Sakha. Maybe you can help me with the price of some Gauntlets."
Sakha: "Sure."
Pak points. "Everyone else is with us… oh, one sec."
Cassie: "Thanks."
Pak calls into the Inn. "ORN! Come here!"
[OOC] Sakha: ORN is no longer in the building
[OOC] Pak: Oh, he pinged, well… still.
Pak nods. "Kay, NOW let's go."
ORN follows, apparently thinking about something.
The innkeeper siiighs, waving goodbye.
Cassie looks at Pak and giggles saying "You look cute in that outfit."
[OOC] Hector: did i time out
[OOC] Sakha: I'd think that ORN's equipment would get assimilated into his form.
[OOC] WC GM: Hector: nope
Pak blushes. "Eeh? Well, I guess I never went to formal school…"
Sakha: "Lazy, lazy, lazy."
Cassie: "I remember my first school uniform. Of course, it was hidden by the traditional White Mage cloak, but it was cute."
Cassie gently nudges Sakha
Sakha: "What?"
ORN: //(… sorry all… don't know if this'll even keep working … looks like keith's guess was right)

Cassie gives Sakha the look of //"Not in that tone" to her
[OOC] Pak: Go to Library?
[OOC] Sakha: How long would that take? We could pause to let your connection stabilize
[OOC] Ahiru: I'm hungry - run to get quick snack
[OOC] Hector: That was purposeful because I thought something was happening with my connection.
[OOC] Hector: Did anything happen or is everyone just mysteriously silent?
[OOC] WC GM: What's the last you saw?
[OOC] Hector: Uh, Sakha saying Orn is no longer here.
[OOC] WC GM: I'll PM you the rest.
[OOC] Hector: So I DID lag like hell.
[OOC] Cassie: This is bad today..
[OOC] WC GM: Let's just press on through.
[OOC] Hector: If we can get our shopping out of the way, we'll be okay.
[OOC] WC GM: Good thing I'm keeping today to non-combat. >_>
Pak walks along through the square, looking for clothes
Hector is sure not to get too touchy with Pak so as not to arouse the ire of any female mithra that are watching.
There are plenty of clothes, ones whose wearers might be willing to hand them over under the right - oh, wait, you meant in stores.
Pak earflattens. "Er…"
Over there on the left is a men's clothing store.
Pak moves to the middle of the group.
Pak: "…That's not what we need, but Hector could look if he wanted some new clothes."
whispers to Sahka* "Don't talk to him like that. Just be calm and soothing. Like say, "Well, it wasn't your fault you left, but if you stayed, I'm sure you could have gone to the same school as I." // //
Quite a few females, in apparently a less-than-happy mood, are gathered around the front.
Hector: "Hm. We'd need to get you an outfit that makes you look clearly female, or something that hides the fact you're a male."
Pak: "…?"
Pak 's curiosity kicks in and he walks closer…
The store has a prominent "NO FEMALES ALLOWED" sign, and a burly elvaan bouncer apparently able to enforce said policy.
Pak: "…Ah."
Pak heads back. n.n;" // //
Sakha: "What? That's an affront!"
It seems to be doing good business, although a few of the women are muttering protest slogans about sexism.
Cassie: "Maybe Pak needs something to make him look female. It can't hurt Sakha."
Hector: "Hm."
Pak: "…"
Pak: "We can deal with that once I get my girl clothes!"
Pak marches onward, determined to at least get his errand out of the way before getting sidetracked!
Hector follows Pak closely.
Sakha sends a tiny static shock at the bouncer in irritation.
Cassie looks at Sahka and says "He wouldn't fihgt him over it, would he?"
Pak looks for a girl's store.
Cassie grabs Sahka, and follows Pak
Cassie: "Hey Pak mind if we help you?"
The bouncer takes the shock in stride. You hear a tink from somewhere.
There are many girls' clothing stores.
Pak: "Sure. n.n;"
Cassie: "Thanks, Pak."
Pak heads to one that isn't too flashy." // //
Cassie follows Pak
Sakha follows Cassie
The least flashiest one easily located is a drab store, a block off the main strip, labelled "Camo & Work Gear".
Pak: "…"
Pak: "Okay, slightly flashier than that."
Cassie: "Sounds…dull."
Its wares seem to be oriented towards a functional aesthetic - not cute or pretty in the least.
Pak: ">_<; Yeah. I don't need that, it wouldn't help me hide it at all."
Cassie: "Yeah, Pak, you need to be a tiny bit cute at least. It will throw them off you."
Pak: "Exactly!"
Pak: "…"
Pak peeks into the store for a second anyway.
Very little of what it has for sale catches the eye. Some of it could almost double as armor - and quite a bit of it seems oriented towards stealth.
Hector puts his hands into his pockets. "Gotta have some form with your function. Like peanut butter and jelly. Or fish and chips."
Pak: "…"
Pak buys a stealthy suit.
Cassie: "Sahka, you agree right? Cute and functional."
Pak: "This is just in case. <3"
Sakha: "yes…"
[OOC] Pak: How much for a sneaking suit?
Cassie smiles at Sakha
[OOC] Pak: Well… if it gives a bonus to stealth, I'd like one anyway. n.n;
Cashier: "Ohoho. Trying to get away from certain eyes? Or just up to mischief?"
Pak: "Both. n.n;"
The mithra girl working the counter winks at Pak - but it is a friendly wink, not seductive.
[OOC] Cassie: No, Pak is trying to be Solid Snake….wearing a dress
Cashier: "400 Gil, please."
Pak tries to negotiate!
[OOC] Pak: I have trade at 20.
Pak rolled 1d100 and got 7 ( Total: 7 )
Pak: "Pleeeeease?"
[OOC] WC GM: I'm slightly tweaking the Tools here. +10 Stealth tool - and, yes, anyone else who wants one can pick one up too.
[OOC] Pak: But you have to wear it to use it.
[OOC] Hector: He'd need to use the geisha camo facepaint. :P
Cashier: "Well…you do look like you really need it…hmm, 300 Gil."
[OOC] Cassie: Yeah. XD
[OOC] Sakha: It'd probably someth you can wear under clothes anyway
Pak pays! "Thanks, miss~~" He cutes a little and walks back.
Pak gains Outfit- Shinobi Pak!
[OOC] Hector: WHOA!
[OOC] Cassie: I knew it…the Snake in a dress did something bad to jeff
The others see a large selection of armor here - some of it even tailored for non-mithra.
[OOC] WC GM: As in, this is the place to do any armor shopping you want.
Cassie: "Sakha, when I get the Gauntlets I want, can you help?"
Ahiru sees if she can find anything to help her dancing (+10 Expertise)
[OOC] Pak: Ahiru- Not at this store.
[OOC] Pak: We'd have to get to a girlier store for that.
Sakha: "I already said yes."
Hector checks the armor.
Pak is satisfied with his purchase.
Cassie finds some Savage Gauntlets, and comes back with them saying "I forgot. Damn, I have an awful headache today."
Pak slips it on!
Hector sells off his chain whip, first of all.
Pak: "Stealthy!"
There is, actually, a training suit for acrobatics instructors in the corner. It's not the prettiest thing Ahiru's ever seen, but it looks like it might get the job done.
The price tag on that is 450 Gil.
Cassie: "These should help. I just hope they fits my hands."
Ahiru scoffs at it as it doesn't come close to the dancers that Fakir liked.
Cassie plops them down and smiles
The cashier's eyes sparkle at the whip. "Normally we don't deal in those sorts of goods, but my boyfriend…"
She blushes. "Here. I'll buy it myself!"
Pak twitches.
[OOC] WC GM: For the usual price.
[OOC] Cassie: ohhhh, kinky.
Pak hands back Sakha's old robe.
Pak: "Here. I wanna try wearing this until we get to the girly store."
Sakha takes the gauntlets from Cassier and looks it over, vanishing the robe with barely a second thought.
Pak practices moving in it. "<3"
[OOC] WC GM: Usual 50%, that is. Just RP-justifying why an armor store would buy weapons at all.
Cassie: "Thanks again Sakha."
*gets out her sparce gil*
Sakha starts to haggle.
[OOC] Cassie: heh
Sakha rolled 1d100: 17 [Total: 17 (Low), Avg and got 17.00]
Hector gets an Alert Targe, Ice Plate, Savage Gauntlet, and Barbut.
[OOC] WC GM: RP it out; that'll get Sahka 85% price.
Hector: //(gah, not barbut)

Hector scratches Barbut out and writes Onyx Helmet there.
Sakha: "These gauntlets don't really seem to go with your complexion Cassie… I'm not sure their really worth what they're asking for…"
[OOC] Sakha: Don't have the funds for a Barbut? 'cuz you have the availability
// -> [Sakha] PING
-> [Ahiru] PING
[OOC] Terra-kun: Don't have the funds for a Barbut? 'cuz you have the availability
Cassie: "I feel something from them. Like they give me a better change of hitting things."
[OOC] Sakha: Don't have the funds for a Barbut? 'cuz you have the availability
The cashier nods. "We aren't about fashion here, ma'am. You want that, there're a lot of stores thataway." She points back to the main strip.
Hector sells off his Bronze Helm, Bronze Armor, Glit Gloves, and Soldier's Helm.
Cassie: "Besides, I can take them off when we are not battling anyways."
[OOC] Terra-kun: Don't have the funds for a Barbut? 'cuz you have the availability
[OOC] Hector: Availability is 86, right?
[OOC] Hector: Barbut's 85
[OOC] Terra-kun: No, 84
[OOC] Pak: 84
[OOC] WC GM: 92-level, up to level 10
[OOC] Terra-kun: Barbut 3 1000 84% 9 7 +0 +0 —-
[OOC] Sakha: Our availability is 84
[OOC] Hector: Gah.
Cashier: "In fact, a few of our customers actually hate cute and pretty. I don't get them, but they keep us in business."
Hector rewinds time and gets a Barbut instead of an Onxy Helmet.
Hector does likewise for an Iron Gauntlet.
Cassie: "So, how much do I owe Sahka?"
Sakha: "Well I prefer some fashion, but maybe Cassie's okay with it…"
Sakha looks closer. "Is this some frayed edges in the weave? And the metal plates don't seem to be that sturdy."
Cassie giggles and says "Can you put them on? // //
Cashier: "Oh! …aheh, umm…thaaat must've been meant for our bargain bin. Here, I'll mark 'em down for you."
Pak giggles. "Wonder if that set is homemade. n.n;"
Sakha: "Thank you."
She smiles.
Cashier: "No, it's just used. We get most of our gear through factories in Plainsburg."
Pak: "Ahh, I see."
Cashier: "Good timing, by the way. We just restocked."
Cassie looks and says "Fashion has its point in time. When in battle, if you don't have a way to charm your opponent, then don't go for it." *smiles*
Pak is settled into his new clothes. "Is everyone ready?"
Cassie: "All most."
Sakha: "Something else you want?
Cassie: "No. Thats all I can get right now."
Hector: "That's it for me."
[OOC] Sakha: The price is 382 then, right?
[OOC] WC GM: 85% of listed. What's the listed price?
[OOC] Sakha: You said 450 didn't you?
[OOC] Cassie: 580
[OOC] WC GM: Oh, for that suit. Yeah.
[OOC] Sakha: 493 then
[OOC] WC GM: I thought you'd passed on it.
[OOC] Sakha: passed on what?
[OOC] WC GM: The +10 Expertise suit
[OOC] Sakha: Oh, yeah, because Ahiru wants to look pretty
[OOC] WC GM: Alright, then. The 85% applies to Cassie's purchase instead.
[OOC] Cassie: woo hoo!
[OOC] Sakha: I meant the 85% to be for Cassie's gauntlet anyway :P
[OOC] Cassie: True.
[OOC] Sakha: Sakha didn't say she'd help Ahiru :P
[OOC] WC GM: Right. The Savage Gauntlets are 580->493
Cassie gives the cashier 493 gil, and thanks him for it
[OOC] Cassie: oops
[OOC] Ahiru: OMG It's a Lym!
Chibi-Foxy-Lymaran: //yah, just doing a message for Nova to WC, see ya

[OOC] Hector: Hey, can I take a quick break to toss something into the oven? It'll be five minutes TOPS
// -> [Sakha] PING
[OOC] Pak: K
[OOC] Ahiru: Anyone know why Lym was here?
[OOC] WC GM: To PM me
Cassie thanks Sakha for the Gauntlets, and gives her 50 gil for the trouble
[OOC] WC GM: Nova's unable to IRC-connect from the library, and is returning home
[OOC] Cassie: wow, nova has had the worst luck today.
Cassie: "Here Sakha. Thanks for the Gauntlets."
*puts the 50 Gil in her hands*
Sakha: "Why you take a discount and the pay more is beyond me, but I'm not complaining about taking it."
She smiles.
Cassie: "Because you did something good for me. Thats why. I felt like I owe you a little something in return, right?
Cassie puts on the Gauntlets, and now feels like she can hit the left and right side of a barn
Pak looks around for a flashier store.
[OOC] Hector: Food's cooking.
Sakha shrugs and 'pockets' the money. (See as she doesn't have pockets it's in her little pocket dimension :P)
Cassie: "So, where too Pak?"
Hector cracks his knuckles, feeling a bit tougher.
Pak points to some much fancier store. "We could try there."
[OOC] Ahiru: I wonder why Sakha pings and Ahiru doesn't…
[OOC] WC GM: Are they connected to the same server or different ones?
[OOC] Ahiru: -m same program… but Ahiru's on excalibur and Sakha's on… … windows…
[OOC] WC GM: /me avoids obvious comment about windows
[OOC] Sakha: that's why I switched to excalibur
The fancier story is indeed fancy.
Lace and trim and pink and white all around.
Pak: "…I… er…"
[OOC] Hector: Sixty minutes. Should probably reset the connection.
Pak: "I hope it's not too expensive?"
[OOC] Sakha: A story? Is it on a different level than the first store? XD
[OOC] WC GM: Store :P
Pak peeks in.
Ahiru looks in too
In fact, quite a few of their window models are dresses made of nothing but lace and trim - and yet somehow looking far more cute than sexy.
Cassie: "This might be what you need Pak."
[OOC] Mediocrity: Oh, hell.
Sakha urks at the lacy stuff, much much preferring practicality.
[OOC] Mediocrity: Seriously, though. My connection likes to fuck up every hour.
Ahiru takes a closer look.
[OOC] WC GM: You reset just in time, by the looks of it.
Cassie looks also
Pak: "…Well… if this… doesn't work… we'll try a different store."

Pak walks in cautiously and look around.
Ahiru is right next to Pak
[OOC] WC GM: Parens, Jeff. :P
Cassie walks with Pak, looking also
Ahiru looks for that dancing tool here.
[OOC] Sakha: /me imagines it being a pair of garters
Unfortunately, something so practical as a dancing tool is nowhere to be found in this store.
Ahiru pouts.
Cassie: "Well Ahiru, I'm sure there is another store with it."
Pak: "Um, hello?"
Cassie: "Yes, Pak?"
[OOC] Hector: food's ready brb
Pak pokes Cassie. //"Not you."
Pak was trying to find the proprieter in this maze of pink lace.
Cassie: "Oh, sorry."
A mithra girl - seemingly younger than Pak - appears almost out of nowhere, dressed in pink and hearts and with an ever-present smile. "Hiiii~ And welcome to our store-nyo!"
She curtsies cutely.
Cassie: "Hi."
Even her fur is pink - dyed, obviously, but it looks natural if such a thing could be natural.
Sakha thinks she's ging to be sick.
CutenessIncarnate: "How can I help you nyo?"
[OOC] WC GM: Sakha: VIT check
Cassie looks, and is going into cuteness shock…
[OOC] WC GM: Cassie too
[OOC] WC GM: Hector as well, probably
Sakha rolled 1d100 and got 43 ( Total: 43 )
Cassie rolled 1d100 and got 95 ( Total: 95 )
[OOC] Cassie: Oh crap
Pak blinks. "U-um…"
Cassie feels the urge to go outside and get some fresh air Right Now.
Pak: "I need something cute and girly to wear. n.n;"
[OOC] Sakha: fail by 12
As does Sakha, though not quite as urgent.
[OOC] WC GM: Hector?
Cassie runs outside as fast as she can in the bulky armor, and you hear a strange sound coming from outside
Sakha calmly steps out and breathes
Hector rolled 1d100 and got 33 ( Total: 33 )
CutenessIncarnate: "You've come to the right place nyo! Was there anything in particular that you wanted, or may I help you pick something out nyo?"
[OOC] Hector: What is it? Statx4?
[OOC] WC GM: 10+(ATT*3)
[OOC] Sakha: Statx3+10
[OOC] Hector: Let's see….
Pak: "Um…"
[OOC] WC GM: What's Hector's VIT?
[OOC] Hector: Pass!
[OOC] Hector: Nine. So I passed by four.
Pak nods. "You can pick. n.n I just want to look girly~"
Hector is used to Pak enough that this does not faze him…much.
Cassie breathes as she holds her head, and step away from the puddle in front of her
Cassie: "That, just made things worse."
[OOC] Ahiru: be a man? face the wall of raging pink lace?
The pink one giggles. "I was hoping you'd say that nyo! Come on, it'll be my pleasure nyo!" She grabs Pak by the arm and drags him into the depths of the store.
Hector scratches the back of his head. "Damn."
[OOC] WC GM: Something like that
Pak is pulled along! "Eep! K-kay…"
Cassie: "Sahka, you okay?"
Sakha sticks her tongue out. "Better than you."
Cassie: "Yeah, I know."
*holds her head* "That sugar fest didn't help me…"
Hector looks for a place to sit while he waits for Pak.
[OOC] Sakha: Somehow, I find Keith playing a girl to be more tolerable.
There is a well-used waiting area in the front, where it is not so cute.
Hector sits in the not-intolerably-cute area.
Hector…has never before seen pink leather. But it somehow just works, covering the simple chairs there.
Hector shifts a bit and hears the leather squeeeeeeeeeeek.
Cassie: "ugh, I feel real bad right now. I'll stay out here and rest up a bit."
Leather: "Squeeeeeak…squeeeeeak-nyo"
Hector o_O's SO HARD
Cassie hears the sqeak and says "Pak, what are you wearing? A ballon?"
A bit of searching finds evidence that was probably a tape recorder, or something. More than just the leather itself, in any case.
Cassie: "Sahka, I' going to try to go in again."
Pak ehes as he emerges from the back… And he's wearing, more or less, a magical girl outfit. It's pink with puffy shoulders and a large poofy skirt, oversized boots with white stockings, giant paw-like gloves, a pink hat that doesn't conceal his cat ears- and it even has little wings on the back something covering the tail that looks like a big pink sock.
Pak: "H…how's it look?
Cassie looks at Pak and..
[OOC] WC GM: VIT check, Cassie and Sakha. +20 this time.
Cassie rolled 1d100 and got 70 ( Total: 70 )
Sakha rolled 1d100 and got 19 ( Total: 19 )
[OOC] Cassie: Fail
[OOC] Sakha: pass
[OOC] WC GM: RP it out. ;)
CutenessIncarnate: "This is some of my Best! Work! Ever! Nyo!"
Hector: "…whoa."
Pak ehes… "Y, you think so? Everyone will think I'm a girl?"
Sakha: "Cute, but a bit overdone."
CutenessIncarnate: "No charge. Just wear it around the city - people will be jealous, and come here to buy things!"
Cassie begins to turn green and tries to run outside again, but falls in the shop and passes out
Hector: "That's over the top."
CutenessIncarnate: "Nyo."
Sakha looks at Hector and smiles.
Pak: "O…okay. n.n;"
Pak walks out into the city…
The girl looks at Cassie and pouts. "Another one nyo? Why does this keep happening nyo?"
Cassie: "I'm sorry. I like cute but…but.."
[OOC] WC GM: You passed out, no? ;)
She pulls out a - pink, of course - Phoenix Down and lays it upon Cassie. "Better get your friend outside before that wears off nyo."
Hector stands up. "Hm. Honestly, I think it should be something a little more inconspicuous, but if he wants to wear it, well, I can't complain."
[OOC] Cassie: yes, I did
Sakha: "Well he got it for Free, so I don't see what's wrong in the end."
No one now looks at Pak as a sex object.
Pak swallows. "L-let's see if it works."
Some of the females look at him and squee. Some of them look at him and hurry to the other side of the street.
Far more of them are in the squeeing category, though. Even before you get out of sight of the store, there's already a line forming - looks like the advertising worked.
Hector: "Huh."
*he goes up to Pak* "Satisfied?"
Ahiru looks for a performance store.
Pak listens to their squees carefully. "Shush, wait."
There are a few performance stores nearby - including one whose customers are now over on that other store.
Cassie wonders if she has to drag herself out of the store
Ahiru goes to one that's a bit more on the practical side but still cute.
Cassie has been pushed outside by the sheer volume of shoppers.
Cassie: "Ugh…Thanks. Can someone help me up now."
DanceStoreClerk: "Ahh, welcome. Say, did you come out of madame Mignon Rose's store just now?"
Pak keeps walking, then, even passing by the men's clothing store.
Ahiru: "The pink fluffy lacey one?"
The clerk nods. "It seems the owner, she has had another burst of inspiration, yes?"
[OOC] Hector: Didn't even have to give her gay porn for it.
[OOC] Hector: Nobody will get that joke but me and Saiai.
He looks at Pak. "At a guess, I would say your friend was the object of her imagination."
[OOC] WC GM: I think I get it.
[OOC] WC GM: Enough of it, anyway. ;)
[OOC] Hector: Shadow Hearts 2 is the greatest RPG of 2004. This I command.
Cassie finally gets up and says "The stuff looks going in the store. I want to try one more time…Maybe I can apologise for my actions."
DanceStoreClerk: "When she gets like this, the girls, they know they can get exceptional service just then."
Hector scratches the back of his head. "Man…did the testosterone level of this group just drop like a rock or what?"
Ahiru: "I'd like something to help me Dance better ;-; I'm really not that good and I want to get better."
[OOC] Hector: Seriously, wtf. Hector's the only heterosexual man here. Orn halfway counts because it's a male-ish robot, but not really.
[OOC] WC GM: Cassie: STR check at -40 to force your way in, if you're trying to get back into the store.
[OOC] Hector: But Pak is a crossdresser who has a brother complex.
Cassie rolled 1d100 and got 6 ( Total: 6 )
[OOC] Hector: That was amazing.
[OOC] Hector: Seriously, the only way she could have done it is with a crit.
Cassie somehow manages to force her way inside.
[OOC] WC GM: Now, VIT check to face The Cute.
Cassie rolled 1d100 and got 13 ( Total: 13 )
[OOC] Ahiru: V
[OOC] Hector: VICTOLY!
[OOC] Cassie: Damn, not now with the crits!
Somehow - SOMEHOW - Cassie manages to stand up and stomach…it.
Cassie looks for the cute salesperson to apologize
The girl accepts Cassie's apology - but both she and her customers have one thing on their minds.
And Cassie is far and away the least cute object preset.
For a moment, Cassie knows the feeling that a piece of meat gets when surrounded by wolves.
Cassie: "I want you to give me a make over. I mean, it is the least I can ask"
Cassie doesn't even have to ask.
[OOC] Ahiru: OMG! Cassie with a CUTE MAKEOVER!
Cassie gets whisked away into a booth
[OOC] Cassie: Well, why not, she kind of looks plain
[OOC] WC GM: You know of course they're going to overdo it.
[OOC] Pak: Does Cassie have glasses?
[OOC] Cassie: yeah.
[OOC] WC GM: Oh? I don't see them on her sheet - thought she didn't.
[OOC] WC GM: /me lets Saiai describe Cassie's fate, as Saiai knows more about cute than WC does.
[OOC] Cassie: Oh..Okay, maybenot then.
[OOC] Ahiru: No, Cassie has glasses, it's mutually agreed on
The first thing the crowd seems to agree on is Cassie's hair.
It's tied into twin ponytails - which then loop back up, around her ears, and get clipped to her forehead hair.
Cassie blinks and looks at the pink swirl in front of her
[OOC] WC GM: Meanwhile, what's Ahiru doing?
[OOC] Ahiru: I thought I'd been completely forgotten, I asked for the Dancing tool and was ignored
[OOC] WC GM: …I thought I'd posted the clerk's reaction.
Pak: //n.n;

DanceStoreClerk: "Ahh, yes. Right over here, we have some training aids."
Ahiru hops over happily with a little twirl.
Ahiru sees a feathered hat onthe way and picks it up setting it on her head.
She finds a trumped-up garter, designed to be worn under clothing and to pull her legs and arms further in the directions she moves them.
Ahiru: "How do I wear that?"// Ahiru's ignorance of clothing shines through.
The clerk looks at her, and coughs. "Umm. You…well…that is…"
He holds it in front of him. This part goes around the waist, about here. Then these around your thighs, and these on your arms just below your shoulders." // //
Hector leans against a wall and puts his hands into his pockets. "Glad I'm not into fashion."
Cassie finds her armor somewhat modified. While still just as functional, the base material is now a thin - enough to be skin-tight - but dense layer of chainmail, made of a white metal.
Ahiru puts them on - on top of her clothing. "Like this?"
Overlaying that are pink plates, emphasizing her shoulders, breasts, hips, and other curves.
Cassie: "Hmmm. I um didn't know I was this.."
DanceStoreClerk: "Yes, but they need to be underneath your clothing to be effective. We have a changing room in the back, if you wish."
Ahiru: "Oh.. okay!"
^_^ She hops back there and gets changed.
Ahiru: "So I'll buy iiiit and the hat."
DanceStoreClerk: "Very good. 1590 Gil, please."
[OOC] WC GM: Tool plus Plumed Hat, right?
Pak is done wandering and stays outside the shop.
[OOC] Ahiru: yup
Cassie wonders what else they are going to do, and sits and waits.
She finds herself outside once the makeover is done. "Now knock 'em dead while you knock 'em dead," the store owner says in departing.
Ahiru sells her Leather Hat while she's at it
Pak blinks at Cassie.
Pak: "o_o"
Pak: "…Um…"
It seems that most of the makeover was the armor itself, since it completely covers most of her body.
Cassie: "Whats wrong, Pak?"
Pak: "…"
Hector: "Whoa."
He gives Cassie a thumbs up. "Nice. I'm sure you'll be a hit with the guys now."
Pak: "T_T; We can't go around wearing such similar outfits…"
Pak sighs.
Pak: "Oh well."
Cassie blushes and weakly says "Thank you, Hector."
Pak goes next door and buys a cheap but simple dress.
Before Pak gets there…
Pak blinks?
[OOC] Ahiru: So 1377 in total? LEather hat sold 1/2 price, Plumed Hat 1190, Tool 450?
[OOC] WC GM: Resolving the "Cassie still at 1 HP from the PD" bit
[OOC] Pak: Ah.
[OOC] WC GM: Actually, Tool 400 from this shop
[OOC] Cassie: I'll heal myself back to full.
[OOC] Ahiru: so 1327
[OOC] WC GM: 1328, I think.
A few of the girls still on the street seem Pak next to Cassie, squee, and almost swoon.
Cassie blinks and looks at Pak and shrugs her shoulders
Only Cassie can see the red, pseudo-heart-shaped mana they drop as they rush off to the store.
[OOC] Hector: lol
[OOC] Hector: Been playing Twilight Princess lately, dood?
[OOC] WC GM: /me apologizes for the blatant TP ref ^_^;
Cassie: "What have we started Pak?"
[OOC] Hector: hay can we wrap this up soon? I need to do pre-Thursday grocery shopping.
Pak blinks.
The moment the objects touch Cassie, they absorb into her, restoring Cassie's health to full.
[OOC] WC GM: Sure.
Cassie feels better now and smiles
Pak shrugs and steps into the store. "Let's finish up shopping and head to Refuge already."
[OOC] WC GM: Basically, need the party to either head to that door, or to skip that sidequest and start actually heading to Refuge.
Cassie: "Yes, lets do it."
[OOC] Pak: What would we miss from that sidequest?
[OOC] Hector: Sidequest you say!
[OOC] Hector: I'm all about that.
[OOC] Sakha: Sidequests are good
[OOC] Pak: Okay, Sidequest! n.n
[OOC] WC GM: It's mostly Sahka/Pak looking up old Mithran legends about what lies beyond that door.
[OOC] Pak: And that way we don't have to spend even more time immediately buying tonics and PDs and can delay that a bit longer.
[OOC] Sakha: …could we get that after Refuge still?
[OOC] WC GM: You could - or even, you could look things up in the royal library.
[OOC] Sakha: If there's no fighting… again… sigh
[OOC] Pak: Let's look it up in the royal library then.
[OOC] WC GM: 1000 XP for today regardless.
Pak buys a normal dress.
[OOC] WC GM: To ORN too, since Nova was here as much as he could be.
Hector: //3921 TNL

Hector: wait
Hector: 2921 tnl
[OOC] Pak: 2921? Yeah.
Pak takes it to the counter. //"n.n; I realized that this thing I'm wearing is too cute to wear constantly."
[OOC] Sakha: Tho sidequest would give me another week to work on my impression of the Druid
Pak: "So I'd like this simple one, please."
Hector: //Alright, doods. I'm outta here.

Hector: I need ketchup and taco meat.
[OOC] WC GM: Alright, breaking here.
Hector: Not that they'll go together, mind you, but Ukrops doesn't sell precooked taco meat anymore and it's vital to my recipe for tacos.

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