EC Session 5.12

Morning, Merch 1 Aerday. //
The party wakes up after having spent the night getting familiarized with the village - including some shopping.
Pak streeeeeeeeeeeeeetches~!
Riia immediately, having rested, resumes fitting tiny gears together…
It seems to be an underground fortress. Hector and Felicia in particular noticed the redundant - and battle-marked - defenses, as if this place had seen sieges in its past.
ORN: "Interesting…"
Pak: "Aaaah… @.@"
Various kinds of metals are abundant - some of them could well be the other end of some of the larger mineral veins Mountainsburg had been mining.
Pak: "I slept like a log~"
There are even underground springs…
WC GM rolled 1d9 and got 1 for a total of 1
[OOC] Hector: Underground springs…that are hot?
…Ahiru was the first to discover the hot springs rooms.
[OOC] Hector: …oh boy.
[OOC] Hector: Upcoming Hot Springs Episode, huh.
Unlike the springs rooms in the back areas of Mountainsburg, these are not segregated by gender.
Hector slept on the couch in the common room. For some reason, the couch was more comfortable than the beds.
[OOC] Riia: Of course! What's to segregate?
The few males seen in them seemed to get no privacy.
ORN explores the town
Felicia yawns, pulling herself up as she rubs her eyes.
Ahiru tastes the hot spring water.
Pak eeps!
The water has a distinct mineral taste.
Pak: "Hmm…"
Pak stretches. "I'm hungry…"
Juan, to no one's surprise, slept next to Sakha.
Hector is still laying on the couch.
Ahiru tugs at her clothes a moment then just changes into a duck and goes for a swim
Cassandra_Lionheart yawns while waking up slowly
Hector: "Ugh. Had that dream again."
[OOC] Riia: Mmmm, duck soup =d
ORN tries the water then and drops in to eat
Eric_Lionheart is already up, and reading a book.
Pak: "Which one?"
Cassandra_Lionheart looks around "Nice place."
Hector: "Mm? Oh, it's not important."
Hector sits up.
Felicia readjusts her hair, having come unraveled in her sleep. She looks around scratching her stomach. "Breakfast would be nice…"
Cassandra Lionheart: "Yeah. I am a bit hungry right now."
Sakha is happily snuggled with Juan.
ORN kneels in the health-drink and lets the mineral come to him
Pak: "Okay…"
Pak: "…Hm?"
Pak: "Where's ORN and Ahiru?"
Pak looks about.
Breakfast comes to the group - in the form of Sniffer, bearing a few plates. "Hiii~!"
Riia shrugs and goes back to her work
Pak: "Yay~! Sniffer! And food!"
Sniffer sets the meal down on a table. "It's not much, but, well, that's why we're going to get more food today."
Sniffer lifts the cover - yes, it is not much. Enough for a breakfast, but simple fare.
Cassandra Lionheart: "Hi Sniffer."
Pak wonders if Sakha would help by making more plasma-style seasonings.
Pak shrugs and eats plain bean burrito. :x
Hector: "Mm. Better than nothing."
Hector gets some food, hoping there's coffee around, at least.
Riia considers eating - but she ate plenty yesterday…
Cassandra_Lionheart looks at the plates "So true. But I can't stomach having nothing at least."
[OOC] ORN: riia on diet?
Sakha rouses, smelling the food. She fixes her hair and tidies her appearance to join the others.
Felicia makes a small burrito, chewing on it sleepily.
Cassandra_Lionheart takes a plate, and smiles "Thank you Sniffer."
Pak: "Sakhaaa~"
Pak seems very cheery today. n.n
[OOC] Riia: Starvation diet. By now it's habit.
There is indeed coffee.
Juan rouses, cleans himself, then joins the party shortly after Sakha.
Hector whispers a thanks to whatever deity that'll listen to him, and pours himself a couple cups.
Sakha: "What?"
She's rather irritable, she used a lot of magic in her experiments with Plasma and everyone just seemed to rub her the wrong way.
Hector holds a cup of coffee in each hand, taking alternating sips.
Pak: "Huh? oxo"
Pak: "…Oh, nothing…"
Pak: "I was just feeling cheery and wanted to greet you, sister :x"
Pak 's mood dampens, but only a little.
Cassandra_Lionheart gets a cup of coffee, and sits next to Riia.
Eric_Lionheart hmms thoughtfully.
Riia nods to Cassie but keeps tinkering
Cassandra Lionheart: "Riia? What are you making?"
*watches her closely*
ORN enjoys the spring's minerals and observes anyone in it
ORN sees a few mithra taking a morning swim. Most eye him curiously, but otherwise ignore the visitor.
Pak eats plain burrito, wishing he could have asked for seasonings. ._.
ORN does hear a few comments about the water seeming plainer this morning.
Riia takes the device she's tinkering with and holds it up, then fiddles with the rings under her fingers, causing the board on top to show "It shaaad make waaas"
ORN says nothing about THAT
Riia grimaces and returns to her tinkering
Cassandra Lionheart: "Oh."
*blinks and continues to watch, as she takes a small bite of food*
Sakha hmphs and eats quietly.
Hector finishes his coffee, feeling much better.
[OOC] Cassandra Lionheart: heh
[OOC] Riia: What's irony?
[OOC] Pak: Since coffee apparently isn't working in real life? n.n;
[OOC] Sakha: It's LESS IRON-Y
[OOC] Hector: Uh, no.
[OOC] Hector: Hector's basically as not-tired as I am for-reals tired.
[OOC] Pak: …I'm lost then
Sniffer chows down on a few plain tortillas and some water, smiling.
[OOC] Pak: Ahh, k
Pak: "n.n;"
Pak: "Wish I had more seasoning…"
Pak looks through his items again.
Sniffer: "You can pick the chilis yourself when we get to the backup crops~."
Sniffer: "You'll never guess what Primeira told me this morning!"
Cassandra Lionheart: "What is it Sniffer?"
Pak: "Ooh? what? :3"
Sniffer: "She said I get to lead you guys - alone."
Sniffer: "She said I'm old enough and she TRUSTS me!"
Cassandra_Lionheart looks at Sniffer, then at Pak, and giggles
It is physically impossible for Sniffer's grin to get wider.
Pak: "Yay~! n.n"
Eric Lionheart: "Hmm. Intresting."
Hector: "Hm. Well, congratulations."
Sniffer: "So! When you're ready."
Pak eats a bit more.
Pak: "Well, we're not ready yet."
Riia grimaces at her speech bubblizer, which is about half functional…
Pak: "ORN and Ahiru are missing. :x"
Sniffer: "Oh? Where'd they go?"
Pak: "ORN's the big guy that you couldn't smell."
Pak: "Not sure!"
Ahiru surfaces in the hot spring underneath a few mithra and looks up at them
ORN raises hand up quietly in greeting upon seeing the duck (or girl)
Hector: "If Ahiru's within Orn's line of sight, then she shouldn't be in any danger."
Ahiru sees naked mithra. Some of them pretty - some of them not so much.
Felicia: "They seemed to have wandered off before we woke up… but I wouldn't worry too much."
The mithra blink at Ahiru.
Cassandra Lionheart: "Yeah. ORN will kill on sight."
Felicia: "…"
Pak: "Hm."
Pak: "Oh~!"
Ahiru quacks.
Pak: "I know."
Pak: "Sniffer, you can follow their scent!"
The mithra back off, unsure what to make of this strange animal.
Pak: "Ahiru's the one that smelled like… er… something tasty."
Sniffer: "Oh?"
She tests the air. "Yeah! Yeah, I can smell her."
Ahiru cocks her head at them, quacking.
ORN nods at the quack
Sniffer stands up then heads out the door.
Pak follows after.
Mithra: "What…what is that?"
Cassandra_Lionheart follows Sniffer, grabbing her sword and backpack
ORN: "Duck. Shapeshifter. Transforms into pretty young hume female."
Riia sets the speech bubblizer out of the way and follows
Mithra2: "I don't know, but something's telling me it's food."
Mithra: "You sure it's not their pet?"
Felicia hops up, heading along with the crew.
Ahiru quacks distressed and dives.
ORN stands and takes a step forward, though saying nothing more for the moment
Mithra2: "…it doesn't like being called a pet."
Mithra: "Oh! It's *THEIR* emergency backup food supply."
Hector yawns and heads along with the group.
The second mithra nods with the first. "That makes sense. For when they get hungry."
[OOC] Riia: Mince!
ORN: "This Unit would point out that is not quite correct. Ducks are members of This Group, and should not be consumed in non-sexual ways."
Sniffer enters the hot springs about then.
Pak: "…"
Pak: "Hot springs~!"
Pak: "…"
Pak then turns away, blushing.
ORN turns to the new arivals and raises hand, nodding
Pak: "…Well, I saw ORN out there, anyway…"
Hector peers in and sees Orn talking to some naked mithra. He leans against the wall, facing away from everyone, until the business is done.
Sniffer: "Your tas…err, Ahiru is here somewhere. Or was, recently."
Mithra: "Oh! The rest of the visitors. Yes, their backup food supply went for a dive."
Felicia looks in. "Ah! I didnt know there were springs here."
Felicia: "…backup food supply?"
Ahiru swims underwater and pops up at the edge naer the gropu quacking back at the mithra
The two mithra stand up. They are indeed of advanced age, and naked.
ORN: "They appear to misunderstand the concept of Ducks."
Sniffer seems unaffected.
Pak: "…"
Pak: "Wait a sec!"
Riia checks hood…
Pak turns!
Pak: "ORN! What are you doing taking a BATH?"
Ahiru flaps out and changes back to Ahiru
Riia's hood is, fortunately, in place.
Hector: "…that does seem a little weird, doesn't it?"
Cassandra_Lionheart looks the the mithra and blinks
ORN: "Food flows to you. Most interesting form of assimilation."
Hector: "Then again, I suppose even constructs care about hygiene."
Riia wonders if the aged Mithra are old enough to remember the Viera…
ORN: "No wonder people are so fond of these."
Pak: "…"
It is hard for Riia to tell, without knowing how old Mithra get.
Pak reaches down and taste the water.
Pak easily finds evidence of ORN's skimming.
Pak: "…"
Pak: "It's mineral water."
Pak groans. ~_~
ORN nods
ORN sparkles
Pak: "ORN, get out of there before you soak up all the nutrients."
ORN: "Very well"
ORN leaps out
[OOC] Hector: If they're old, then their tits DEFINITELY go down to their knees.
Mithra2: "Did you see the creature change?"
Mithra: "Yes. I wonder what else she can change into."
ORN: "Now you understand the second reason attempting to eat a Duck would be most unwise"
Pak: "Anyway >.<"
Pak: "…"
Pak: "We can take baths here later!"
Mithra2: "Yes. You'd want her to be in a bigger form before being eaten. More of her."
ORN nods in full approval
Ahiru: "Hm?"
Pak sweatdrops. ~_~ Why does this place have bathtubs if there's a huge communal hot spring!?
ORN stops at hearing mithra 2's line
Pak: "We've got a job to do, so…"
The first mithra nudges the second. "I think she's a person, not food."
Mithra2: "Oh."
ORN: "Very well, what is required, Pak?"
Felicia: "Collecting crops, was it?"
ORN: "?"
Pak: "Yes. Sniffer's leading us today."
Pak has been avoiding looking at the old women, so he's fine. :x
The hot spring does not seem large enough for everyone - but there are others. Indeed, there seem to be no short supply of water fixtures throughout the fortress.
Mithra: "Sniffer?"
Pak: "Yup."
Mithra2: "The kitten?"
Eric_Lionheart looks at the hot springs. "Hmm."
Pak: "Yes. >_>"
Ahiru hides behind Pak.
Sniffer blushes. "I'm not just a kitten anymore!"
Pak says this not looking directly over at them. Stares at steam instead. Lovely obscuring details steam~
Hector: "Hey, if Prim trusts her, she'll just have to prove it to the rest of you. No big deal."
ORN nods
Mithra: "Well. If you're just going off to the crops, that should be easy enough. Especially if you make sure there's no one nearby."
Mithra2: "Yes, yes. An easy job for your first trip."
ORN: "No harm shall come to the…"
ORN takes a better look at the two mithra
Mithra: "And using the…ah, visitors who claim to be from Refuge."
Cassandra_Lionheart just listens in
ORN takes a look at sniffer
ORN: "… Much younger one."
Mithra2: "You'll be fine."
Felicia: "We know."
Mithra: "If you'll excuse us, it's time we got back to the mine shaft."
Mithra2: "Yes. Primeira said we need to dig in a new direction today."
Mithra: "Something about intercepting a tunnel."
The two aged ones bow, turn around, and head off into the steam.
ORN turns to the rest of the group and nods
ORN: "Where are these crops?"
Sniffer: "I'll lead you to 'em when you're ready."
Sniffer: "We'll need to go outside, but I can tell if there are dragons nearby."
Riia thumbs up
Sniffer: "So! You ready yet~?"
Pak: "Good!"
Pak: "I am."
Cassandra Lionheart: "Lets get going."
Ahiru: //?me sticks to Pak //
ORN nods
Sakha is eying Juan a bit mushily.
Juan is sticking close to Sakha, looking around as if worried.
Sniffer: "Let's!"
She begins walking away, waving to the party to follow.
Sniffer: "Say, Pak. Did you shower with sea water or something this morning?"
Pak pats the duck-girl's head. n.n
Pak: "Huh?"
Pak: "Oh, I took a bath earlier…"
Cassandra_Lionheart follows Sniffer, adjusting her new armor items and smiles
ORN follows directly behind the small one, keeping an eye ahead
Sniffer: "Huh. Thought the bath water here filtered that kind of stuff out."
Sniffer: "Maybe there was a leak somewhere."
Pak: "It might be my clothes. :x We got splashed around a lot and I fell into the sea a few times."
Sniffer: "No…your scent's changed since last night."
Sniffer shrugs. "Probably nothing. Anyway."
Pak: "Oh! Then I guess there was a leak. @.@"
Hector chuckles. "Is there somethin' you're not telling me, Pak?"
Pak: ">_> Not really. Other than that I got this new item on the cheap from a shopkeeper. n.n;"
Pak points at his cape. >:3
A sharp turn, and the party reaches a tunnel to the outside. Sniffer stops at the exit, holding up a hand, and sniffs around.
Hector: "Hm. Good job, then."
Cassandra_Lionheart stops and waits
Sniffer: "That's…odd."
ORN: "Hm?"
Cassandra Lionheart: "What is it Sniffer?"
Pak: "…?"
ORN: "Hostiles?"
Sniffer: "Just the opposite."
Riia tilts her head
Cassandra Lionheart: "Friendlies?"
Sniffer: "There haven't been any dragons by here in a while. Longer than usual."
Sniffer: "No one - and no one's coming, either."
Pak: "That's… odd."
Felicia: "Hmmm…"
Cassandra Lionheart: "Something is up then?"
Sniffer: "Well, I suppose we shouldn't question good luck. Let's go~!"
She hops out and heads along the mountain face.
Cassandra_Lionheart blinks and shrugs, following Sniffer.
ORN: "hm.."
Pak …
Pak stays alter!
Juan: "Ah…so long as it is not Mer plotting something."
Pak stays alert, too!
Juan: "Your enemy undoubtedly knows you are here."
Hector slinks stealthily along.
Cassandra Lionheart: "Perfect."
Felicia looks around. "That usually is the case."
Sniffer: "You guys have an enemy?"
ORN: "Numerous hostiles"
Pak: "Everything, really."
ORN: "A particular trio of which are currently unkillable"
Hector: "Even the scenery, at one point."
Juan: "I refer to Mer herself. They have already captured half of Mer's essence, and seek the other half."
Felicia: "Well less things now."
Ahiru: "People don't like us taking the spirits sometimes."
Juan: "How do you think the spirits feel about being taken?"
ORN: "This Unit does not trust this method either. Mer's assistance is required only due to a need to power travel systems to reach the upper atmosphere and subsequently planetoid, barring a second firing of the Volcannon."
Pak: "If they weren't jerks we wouldn't do it. :T"
ORN turns to Juan
ORN: "After having their berserk state and avatar beaten to a literal pulp in many cases, they 'feel' far better about it than they did while attempting to cause mass murder of non-hostiles with abstract rules and regulations."
Ahiru: "I think the spirits will aaaaaaaaaaall thank me for helping them in the end."
ORN: "Though whether their regained senses remain past the following incarceration remains to be seen."
Felicia: "Hopefully."
Pak pats Ahiru~
Juan smirks. "The other spirits bother with rules?"
Pak: "n.n I hope so too!"
Cassandra Lionheart: "I hope so Ahiru…All though, we have not heard from Grav in a while."
Pak then glares at Juan. ">:| Hm?"
ORN: "Additionally lies the issue of the amulet itself and the imbalance caused by sealing leading to the invaders primary goal, or at the least aiding it in several ways."
Ahiru: "He never had any power outside of Refuge I think."
Felicia: "Well, Mer just seems to do things at random…"
Cassandra Lionheart: "Hm. I find that odd then, Ahiru."
Juan: "Ah…not entirely at random. By feel, by emotion, by heart."
Felicia nods.
Hector: "Hm."
Felicia: "Whereas the others at least had specific things that would trigger them."
Ahiru: "Mer just reacts to smaller things."
Juan: "Grav…hmm. Tell me, you started your quest in Refuge, yes?"
Pak: "Yup."
Cassandra Lionheart: "Yes, we did."
Juan: "Perhaps it is that Grav has simply had nothing to say to you once you started his errands."
Hector: "I kind of figured that."
ORN: "He quieted down once This Group's suspicions began"
Juan: "Hoping you would never realize you were being tricked."
Pak: "I'd say that, but…"
Pak: "…There was one time in particular where he helped us directly."
Cassandra Lionheart: "Perhaps. I think we have been tricked. But every spirit insists on fighting us anyways."
Hector: "The first step in disarming a trap is acknowledging it exists."
Pak: "Do you guys remember?"
ORN: "This did not take long to realise."
Pak: "Someone tried to cast Gravity magic on us, and…"
ORN turns to Pak
Pak: "…Grav YELLED at them."
Pak: "And froze them for a moment."
Juan: "Well of course he'd help get you started."
Cassandra Lionheart: "I remember. Some one tried to use Gravity, and they got hit with it instead."
*looks at Pak*
ORN: "It was an insult to him to have his own attributes used against his pawns."
ORN: "Pyr's avatar was far more helpful, and willingly so."
Hector: "If anything, this whole escapade'll give us a chance to lure Grav out 'n stomp his ass into the ground."
Cassandra_Lionheart looks at ORN, and sighs
Juan: "Besides, have you felt the wind these past few weeks?"
Pak: "We really don't know yet… There's probably something missing from the equation."
Hector: "We're gonna win, 'cause we've got courage, and the invincible human spirit."
Pak: "…Huh? Yes, we have. :x"
Pak: "There was a BIG STORM~"
Eric Lionheart: "Hmm."
Juan: "That is not what I speak of, although Aer's pawn has been an irritant to Mer."
Pak: "Hm."
Juan: "Ah…I heard some of Maria's crew speak of this, and their observations made sense."
Pak looks over at Juan critically again.
Pak: "…Good. >_>"
Juan: "It is as if Aer and Grav are even now fighting a battle."
Riia nods
Pak: "Um…"
Pak: "Juan."
Riia points at the inner moon's orbit
Pak points too.
ORN: "There is a chance Aer is not currently berserked."
As if to punctuate Juan's statement, the inner moon comes into view ahead.
Pak: "The Moon's trying to land on- Oh, there it is!"
ORN: "The stress from the current situation may be taking its toll."
Cassandra Lionheart: "Poor Aer."
A red glow can easily be seen at its base.
Sniffer: "You're on alert. What's happening?"
Sniffer stops abruptly.
ORN: "Friction."
Cassandra Lionheart: "Um?"
Sakha seems to be paying all her attention to Juan.
The ground begins to shake.
Eric_Lionheart uses his staff to keep himself steady.
Sniffer: "AH! QUAKE!"
Sniffer: "…wait, no, we're aboveground. Nothing to worry about."
Cassandra Lionheart: "Why now?"
Riia points at the moon
Pak: "W-waah?"
Felicia wobbles.
Everyone else sees a few boulders rolling down from above.
Riia blinks
Pak: "…"
Pak: "ROCKS."
Riia grabs Sniffer and moves out of the way of the boulders
Sniffer: "Eek!"
ORN arms and fires while trying to get between the party and the rocks
Hector backflips out of the boulders' path.
Cassandra_Lionheart watches and tries to jump out of the way also
Juan grabs Sakha and shelters behind ORN.
Pak sweatdrops.
Sakha blushes and looks ahead.
Pak creates a teleport-hole that leads to a place that isn't about to be hit by boulders.
ORN quickly checks behind; if Juan and sakha are the only two left in the rocks path, takes them with him and leaps out of the way
Pak: "Everyone! In here!"
The shaking picks up as the inner moon nears.
Pak jumps in, wondering why he hadn't done that before. @_@
Riia hops in the hole
Pak's hole leads to above the avalanche.
[OOC] Riia: With Sniffer
Felicia blinks, tumbling into the hole.
Hector dives dramatically into the hole.
[OOC] Hector: lol, into the hole.
From here, Pak - and those who followed him - can see volcano after volcano setting off, each triggered as the inner moon passes over.
Hector: "Holy hell."
Cassandra_Lionheart just gets into the hole, and gawks
Eric_Lionheart followed, of course. Being squished is bad.
The shaking maximizes as the inner moon passes directly overhead, then begins to subside.
Pak: "…Wow."
Pak: "Volcanoes firing off… ox"
Riia hisses at the moon
Pak: "In sequence, even~"
Eric Lionheart: "That thing is doing damage before it even hits…"
Hector: "We've got to push that thing the hell out of the sky somehow."
Juan: "Has done."
Cassandra Lionheart: "Yeah. But how?"
Hector: "We'll figure it out eventually."
Juan: "I have heard tales of old, of how the world did not used to be divided."
Sniffer pants as the shaking and volcanos subside. "What…was THAT?!?"
ORN: "Failing a combination of Mer and Aer, along with Pyr or Bolt's supplying of energy, then assimilation and detonation."
ORN looks at Sniffer
ORN: "Do you have any alternate methods than sight to detect the two orbiting planetoids around this world?"
Ahiru: "We're trying to make it whole again."
Sniffer: "Orbiting what?"
ORN: "Hm"
ORN gets his answer
Juan: "I do not believe she can smell the moons, if that is what you are asking."
Eric Lionheart: "There are two large objects that are above this world."
ORN: "This world has gargantuan buffets of material, far above it, which encircle it"
ORN: "These are normally quite far away but due to their size also quite visible."
Sniffer pouts. "Oh, sure, taunt the blind girl."
Riia pets Sniffer, then moves away
ORN: "Appologies, but it is difficult to understand if one cannot detect them. One of these through grav's influence, either as leader or primary system of what would appear to be an invading force, is getting closer."
Juan: "I assure you, they speak the truth."
ORN: "The large boulders you just heard and felt coming towards this group are minuscule specks in comparison"
Pak: "Basically there are giant rocks in the sky. Big enough to destroy everything. And one of them's falling towards the earth."
ORN: "You can imagine what such a huge rock would do. In fact it is close enough to already be causing damage, as its own mass attracts liquid materials at the surface. It is also rubbing against Aer's domain, igniting it"
Sniffer's tail twitches irritably. "Whatever. We teleported uphill, right? It's…" Sniffer senses the air for a bit. "…this way!" She heads off again.
Cassandra Lionheart: "Maybe that is why Aer is getting annoyed."
ORN: "This Group is currently endeavoring to assimilate and/or destroy this mass before it completes its course."
Pak nods and follows after Sniffer.
Felicia follows along.
Cassandra_Lionheart follows and walks with Eric.
ORN: "In other words, attempting to prevent the largest boulder ever to have fallen from doing so."
ORN: "You may not be capable of seeing it, but consider yourself most lucky if you never feel more than you just have upon its passing."
Hector scratches his nose.
Sniffer: "What, the quakes?"
Sniffer: "They've been getting worse lately."
Felicia: "Sounds about right."
Eric Lionheart: "Then we are running dangerously low on time, huh."
Pak: "We can't really go too much faster, but… yeah. ._.;"
Hector: "Things'll work out in the end."
Juan: "And that would be why Grav has not bothered with you. Perhaps you should seek to confront him directly, rather than continuing to play his errand?"
ORN: "This Unit continually suggests such matters. However… Both internal and extrenal forces work to distract from such matters."
Cassandra Lionheart: "Maybe it is time to ask the other spirits for help. Maybe they would listen to us once we explain what is going on."
Ahiru stomps a foot stubbornly. "We NEED to do this."
ORN: "In Addition, while waiting, the current state of the elemental spirits cannot entirely be overlooked."
ORN looks to Ahiru
Riia looks at her, too
Riia: //? //
Riia: //=o //
Hector: "You're suddenly talking an awful lot, Juan."
ORN: "Placing this statement next to the known problems in both the plan and situation… WHY?"
Riia pulls out the semi-functional speech bubblizer and manages to get it to read "Why?"
Hector: "Maybe I'm just bein' paranoid, but you're making me damned suspicious of you."
Sakha: "Why shouldn't he? He's one of us now."
ORN: "As was Pyr's Avatar"
Cassandra_Lionheart nods
Pak: "…"
ORN doesn't continue with 'and we all know how that ended up'
Pak stares at Riia.
Pak: "…What is that thing?"
Sakha: "He was never 'one of us' He was helpful only."
Juan: "As Sakha said. Also, we are alone just now, as Sniffer has verified - I need not fear Mer's servants overhearing."
Eric Lionheart: "Hmm."
Cassandra Lionheart: "Juan, if you honestly want to help us…talk now! We are tired of fighting."
Hector narrows his eyes. "If things end up the way I think they're gonna end up, I'm not even gonna bother sayin' 'I told you so' to Sakha."
Juan: "What more would you have me say?"
ORN: "Overhearing is not the issue. If the truth could bring Mer back to her pre-insanity state, this would save This Group much trouble."
[OOC] Pak: …Did you mean to think that or say it?
[OOC] Hector: I said it out loud.
Riia looks at Ahiru and scripts out "Why now?"
Sakha sticks her tonguw out him and glares.
[OOC] Pak: Kay.
Eric Lionheart: "If we can bring Mer back to that, maybe we'd have a useful ally instead of a enemy."
ORN: "A more interesting issue, Eric, for your consideration perhaps. They regain their senses BEFORE being sealed, after appropriate bouts of excessive violence."
Pak: "Gao…'
ORN emphasises the words before and after
Cassandra_Lionheart nods "Maybe there is a way to restore the spirits to thier former glory also."
ORN: "Is the final step perhaps too much."
Pak: "From what I heard…"
Eric Lionheart: "So…if we beat up the spirits, they may regain sanity?"
Pak: "The whole problem is that they had to personify the spirits in order to make them work on the Volcannon."
The radio in Hector's pocket crackles again.
Pak: "The real thing we need to do is make them go back to normal, right?"
Pak: "Oh, hey~!"
Hector takes it out. "What's up?"
Pak: "Your radio's going off."
Eric Lionheart: "Then that means all the captured ones SHOULD be sane…though I suspect they'd be irritated being sealed up so long."
Aerie: "Where have you guys BEEN? You just disappeared as if you went underground again."
Juan bristles a bit.
Hector: "That's because we did."
Cassandra Lionheart: "Probably. They would not want to talk to us also."
Eric_Lionheart looks at Juan, but does not voice his opinion.
ORN nods at Eric
Aerie: "Whatever. I've been trying to track down Mer's avatar for you."
Eric Lionheart: "Maybe capturing the spirits could benifit us later…even if they don't like us after, they'll be sane and that's better for the world as a whole, right?"
ORN: "This Unit strongly suggested looking further into how destroying the amulet may affect the spirits once already beaten"
Hector: "What've you found?"
ORN: "You forget the other problem this causes, however."
Cassandra Lionheart: "Probably Eric. I would rather apologize and ask for forgivness also."
Aerie: "Confusing readings. A couple days ago, when you were on that tsunami, I found a few points of Mer around you, like Mer's force was split."
ORN: "The captured spirits appear to lose a measure of influence upon their domains"
Cassandra_Lionheart looks down "especially to Pyr."
Aerie: "Now I'm reading…four points."
ORN: "…"
Hector: "Four?"
ORN turns to the radio
Felicia sighs.
ORN: "Is one of them currently in This Group's location?"
Hector: "Huh. Well, we got at least half of Mer in Ahiru's amulet."
Pak: "That's… odd."
Aerie: "Four. In a tight cluster. I can't be sure this piece of junk isn't malfuntioning."
[OOC] ORN: if she says 2…
Pak: "Were there two before?"
The sound of metal being punched comes through the radio.
Aerie: "Well, two and a half, kind of."
Pak: "Two and a HALF?"
Pak: "…"
Aerie: "That half being the tsunami itself."
Pak: "Ohh, I see."
Eric Lionheart: "Just tell us if at least one is near us right now."
Pak counts on his fingers.
Aerie: "All four are right next to you."
Eric Lionheart: "…?"
Pak: "…'
Cassandra Lionheart: "What?"
Pak T_T
Aerie: "Like I said, it may be a malfunction."
Hector: "Well, we've got four mithra in the immediate area, so…"
Aerie: "It's not ordinary mithra. I'm not sensing her much in the pirate fleet."
Riia frowns
Aerie: "By the way, you're missing a huge battle, just so you know."
ORN: "Battle?"
Cassandra Lionheart: "What is going on?"
Hector: "We're kind of busy over here."
Riia blinks
Aerie: "Yeah. You wouldn't believe how long it took to get those southern hemisphere ships to actually go through the warp curtain."
Aerie: "The moment they did? Mer sent her fleet after them."
Pak: "Huh? O.o"
Pak: "Souther Hemisphere-"
Cassandra Lionheart: "Great."
Pak: "Oh!"
Pak: "You mean a fleet from Refuge?"
Felicia: "…"
Aerie: "Is that what you call it?"
Eric Lionheart: "We better find the remaining bit of Mer, then, and fast…for now, lets assume Mer is NOT with this group."
Felicia: "It'd have to be."
Aerie: "Yeah. Mer could be hiding somewhere in that battle."
ORN: "Parts of her, rather"
[OOC] Riia: That seems like a very poor assumption…
Aerie: "I'll try to find her. I'm helping out the Refuge fleet as I can."
Hector: "Right."
Sakha: "Hmph…"
Cassandra Lionheart: "Good. please do a good job."
ORN: "Should the Refuge fleet be armed with dwarven and orange weaponry, they should perform admirably."
Aerie: "If Mer's elsewhere and you an stop her, that'll make my job a lot easier."
Aerie: "Actually, they are firing some sort of orange projectile."
Pak: "We're planning on it, though it's getting difficult…"
Hector: "That's probably how it'll end up going. You just do what you can."
Aerie: "Mer's blocking a lot of the shots, but when they hit…"
ORN: "High Explosives. Things should go well."
Aerie: "Well, you probably know more about them than I do."
ORN looks at the party with a completely "I told you so" stare
Hector supported the idea of flaming carrot missiles.
Cassandra_Lionheart looks at ORN and sighs
Pak: "…'
Felicia bites her nail. "I suppose they should be fine…"
Pak: "You can eat them too…"
Aerie: "Anyway, back to the battle. Aerie out!"
Pak looks over to Felicia.
Hector puts the radio back into his pocket.
Hector: "Let's finish what we came to do."
Pak: "Crops ahoy!"
Felicia: "Right."
Juan: "You know of course that that's Aer's avatar."
Riia nods
ORN nods
Eric Lionheart: "I see no problem with that."
Juan: "Do I want to know why she's chatty with you?"
Pak: "'Cause we found her radio."
Hector: "Even if you did, I wouldn't tell you a damn thing."
ORN: "Wishes to know everything This Group knows. Most likely the radio also recieves on a constant basis allowing her to overhear most."
Pak: "I doubt it receives."
Hector: "Actually, Orn, she can only hear what we're saying if you push the button on the side."
Pak presses button!
Hector jumps back. "Hey, hey!"
Pak: "Sorry. n.n;
ORN: "This Unit would prefer to be less trusting of such a privacy issue."
Cassandra Lionheart: "So what if Aerie is. At lest it shows Aer is still sane…All be it stressed right now."
Hector: "That's not for you to be touchin'!"
ORN: "In any case, given the current atmospheric situation, This Group's goals are in concert with the current Aer's, whom appears to be still capable of rational understanding. This makes Aer, for the moment, an ally. If saving is required of friendlies, saving shall occur."
Cassandra_Lionheart nods
Riia twiddles the bubblizer, producing "Pyr / Pyrtyr"
Riia replaces those with "Enemy / Ally"
ORN nods at Riia
ORN rethinks
ORN shakes head
Eric Lionheart: "Hmm."
ORN: "Berserk = Hostile."
Eric Lionheart: "At the moment, we have other tasks, correct?"
Cassandra Lionheart: "Yeah…the crops."
ORN: "In a worst case situation, It is possible their avatars ARE their rational side."
ORN nods at eric
ORN: "Defeat of both, as has occured, thus allowing them to merge once more. This MUST be experimented on properly with Mer before it is too late"
Riia coughs
The radio crackles again.
ORN wonders how much further to the crops
ORN: "Hm?"
Hector takes it out.
Aerie: "Heads up! Eight more signals just flared up in the direction you're going!"
Sniffer: "Eight…?"
ORN: "Very well. Retain your sanity, This Group shall dispatch the hostiles."
Hector: "Hm."
Eric Lionheart: "…Yeah, I'd say whatever you are using is broken at this point."
Pak: "Woah, that's a lot!"
Hector: "If they're hostile, we'll take 'em down. Hector out."
Cassandra Lionheart: "Please Aerie. We are going to help as best as we can."
Hector puts the radio away.
ORN: "More likely what is being tracked may be different, due to the damage. Caution is still required"
Hector: "Guess we're gonna have to do a little brush-clearin' before we do anything else."
Felicia nods. "Sounds like it."
Cassandra Lionheart: "Sounds good to me."
Ahiru fingers her spirit catcher.
Sniffer: "No, no. I'm smelling the eight. And…"
Pak gets his dagger ready.
ORN snaps the right arm open
Sniffer: "The only ones ahead…were the eight we had protecting these crops."
Cassandra_Lionheart pulls her sword into position
Eric Lionheart: "…"
Cassandra Lionheart: "So..great!"
Sniffer clutches her tail in her hands.
ORN: "They may have been taken over then."
Sniffer: "If so…please don't kill them…"
ORN: "Are you capable in combat, or do you require shielding?"
Eric Lionheart: "We should see if we can free them from any control they are under."
Cassandra Lionheart: "We will attempt to free them, Sniffer."
Sniffer: "I…I'll be fine…b-but…"
Hector: "If they're just brainwashed, then we'll just knock some sense back into 'em."
Pak: "O-oh…"
Sakha: "Anything in our way can just be popsicles.
Felicia pats the little Mithra. "Don't worry."
ORN: "You may use This Unit as shielding should you require it."
Sure enough, eight mithra with swords pop up ahead.
They move stiffly.
WC GM: //Battle order: Ahiru:28 Hector:23 AzureGuardG:23 Sakha:22 AzureGuardF:22 ORN:21 Juan:21 AzureGuardD:21 AzureGuardE:20 AzureGuardB:19 AzureGuardC:19 Cassandra:18 Sniffer:18 Eric:17 Riia:15 AzureGuardA:15 AzureGuardH:15 Pak:14 Felicia:8 //
[OOC] WC GM: Ahiru!
Hector: "Look at that. You're all so worked-up."
Pak: "We'll… hmm…"
[OOC] Ahiru: Debating waking up Sakha or letting Eric handle her
Eric Lionheart: "Aim for limbs, not the torso or head, that'll reduce the chance of a fatal blow….and where is Sakha?"
[OOC] WC GM: You mean letting Hector wake her?
ORN: "Shocks should prove effective at disabling"
Pak: "Eric can keep 'em from dying if needed, right?"
ORN bursts out the sparking on his left hand and levels his weapon arm at the enemy group
[OOC] Ahiru: Eric can Mediate and give Sakha a turn
[OOC] Felicia: We had this discussion last time @ 'Matsu
[OOC] Riia: I don't think he's used that ever.
[OOC] Felicia: or you could wake her up
[OOC] Felicia: and give her two turns
[OOC] Hector: I already have a KIKAKU.
Ahiru taps Sakha with her ribbon.
Ahiru rolled 1d100 and got 35 ( Total: 35 ) **
[OOC] WC GM: hit
[OOC] Riia: Does Sakha still have that Alarm Clock hanging off her tail?
[OOC] WC GM: It's in Pak's possession, last I heard.
Cassandra Lionheart: "Ok."
*switches her stance so she can swing handle first*
[OOC] Ahiru: pulled blow Is Unaware +100% damage or double?
[OOC] WC GM: 150% total
Ahiru rolled 3d8+60,150% and got 2, 4, 8 for a total of 111.0
[OOC] Cassandra Lionheart: brb
[OOC] WC GM: Also, pulled blows can't crit
[OOC] WC GM: Hector!
[OOC] Ahiru: Keith would have liked to know that a long time ago.
Hector: "Fight with courage, for a better tomorrow!"
*Command: Assault*
[OOC] WC GM: I think that may be a recent change
Hector: "Normally, I don't do this on the first date, but in this case, since there's so many of you, I'll make an exception!"
And with that, he throws an Ink at the enemy group.
Hector rolled 1d100 and got 72 for a total of 72
[OOC] Hector: 98-MEva, so I doubt it worked.
[OOC] Riia: I don't get it.
The guards dodge.
Hector: "Normally, that doesn't happen."
Hector: "I've got pretty good aim, y'know!"
Pak: "…"
Guard G braces for incoming attacks.
Pak: "Ew, Hector."
Eric Lionheart: "…"
[OOC] WC GM: Sakha!
Pak: "That was kinda in bad taste. c_c;"
Hector: "Hey, you gotta have a sense of humor about these kinds a'things."
Pak: "I suppose. n.n;"
Hector: "You'll understand when you're older."
Sakha growls. "You've put me in a bad mood. OUTTA THE WAY!"
Sakha composes herself, the magical energy building around her. She taps her nose three times and the energy shoots to the sky, summoning dark clouds that blot out the sun. It however does not rain, but shower millions of tiny ice needles that slip through the cracks of armor and convey their mistress' pain to her enemies. ~Rain of Needles~
Pak: "…E-er…"
Sakha rolled 3d8+456,125% and got 7, 5, 3 for a total of 588.75
Felicia sweatdrops.
[OOC] Cassandra Lionheart: back
Eric Lionheart: "Hmm, nice display of magic."
Guard G's defense seems to have been just in time - she is not nearly as wounded as the rest.
Pak: "We're trying not to- oh nevermind."
Hector: "No stoppin' Sakha when she's like that."
Eric Lionheart: "But too much power. Try NOT to kill them if you can, Sakha."
Guard F braces - a very similar pose to when the pirates used their three-sword spinning blade.
ORN: "Haywire self-detonation. Firing initial field test"
Cassandra Lionheart: "Oh great…We got to stop that!"
ORN completes forming a large electrical mass around a small piece from his left hand, and fires the shard at the enemy group, detonating it.
ORN rolled 3d12+336 and got 5, 10, 8 for a total of 359
[OOC] WC GM: Lightning Stab?
[OOC] ORN: 538 if they were weak
[OOC] ORN: yup
[OOC] ORN: anything not silence immune?
[OOC] WC GM: Not weak. Not I: Silence, though they have no Magic moves.
[OOC] ORN: kk
That's got most of the guards on their knees already - except for guard G, who counter-attacks!
WC GM rolled 1d100 and got 89 ( Total: 89 )
WC GM rolled 3d10+162 and got 9, 2, 7 for a total of 180
Hits ORN for 180, ARM damage.
Hector: "On your knees so soon? I'm a little shocked."
Juan draws his sword - and freezes.
Juan: "…"
Felicia: "…Why? They're field guards."
Cassandra Lionheart: "Anything to run interference, Pak."
Riia watches Juan
Juan: "Pardon. But it seems my energy must be devoted to ensuring I am not your enemy this fight."
Pak: "Hm?"
Juan stays VERY still.
Riia nods understandingly
Pak: "…Dammit."
Eric Lionheart: "…"
ORN: "Indeed."
Cassandra Lionheart: "Great."
Hector: "You'll understand when you're older, Felicia."
He winks.
Riia wonders about…then shakes her head
Pak frowns. "Thought you said you WEREN'T…"
Pak: "Then again, there's the matter that these ones were controlled in the first place."
Riia throws up a "Not her but vulnerable"
Guards D, E, B, and C pose as well, seeming to set up for a five sword attack.
ORN: "Of course he was. Even Sniffer here could tell he was vulnerable."
Pak sighs. Suspicion grows but only slightly.
[OOC] WC GM: Cassandra!
ORN: "As was Pyrtyr if you shall recall."
Pak: "Anyway, we gotta stop them from doing that- 5 swords?"
Felicia growls at Hector. "Im older than you!"
Pak: "That's too many!"
Eric Lionheart: "Indeed."
Hector: "But you seem like y'still have a lot to learn."
ORN: "This Unit shall shield you"
Cassandra_Lionheart takes her sword "You fate…is SEALED!" ((Fated circle at 13))
Hector laughs in spite of the situation.
Sniffer gulps, braces, setting up to attack…
Sniffer loses her nerve, shrieks, and runs away!
WC GM rolled 1d100 and got 70 ( Total: 70 )
Felicia facepalms. "I just don't see the point in saying stupid things… but anyway…"
[OOC] WC GM: Eric!
ORN confused
Cassandra Lionheart: "What am I goning to say? I don't want to kill them! Sealing thier fate sounded right."
[OOC] Eric Lionheart: What should I do…
Hector: "She's talkin' to me, Cassie. Just focus on what you gotta do."
ORN: "Sealing their fate does sound like you were pronouncing a death sentence however."
[OOC] Hector: Do the monkey.
Cassandra_Lionheart concentrates "Damn…your right."
[OOC] ORN: make sure the kid's fine. Though knocking'em out real quick by axphyxiating them with aero oughta do the trick too
[OOC] Pak: Protect would be nice
[OOC] Pak: Greater ensuring our survival. Or DEATH WIND
[OOC] Hector: Protect would be a GREAT idea.
[OOC] Pak: Protectga~
[OOC] Felicia: or just blow em up
[OOC] Felicia: Either works!
[OOC] Eric Lionheart: Bah, too many choices.
Eric_Lionheart Entrusts Sakha. "Sakha, could you strike them again, please? Less force to avoid killing them, though."
[OOC] WC GM: Sakha!
[OOC] Pak: …aha
Sakha: "Anything I do is less for than that."
She mutters. "But if you really want something not my forte…"
Pak: "I'm fine with more ice. >.>"
Sakha casts… Firaga!
Pak ees, claps
Eric Lionheart: "Well, at least they won't die from frostbite."
Sakha rolled 1d100 and got 72 ( Total: 72 )
[OOC] WC GM: hit
Cassandra Lionheart: "I don't like the smell of burning fur and flesh though…"
Sakha rolled 5d8+342,75% and got 7, 4, 8, 5, 7 for a total of 279.75
Eric Lionheart: "True…I can help soothe their burns after, though."
Eric Lionheart: "The important thing is they aren't dead afterwards."
Cassandra Lionheart: "Yeah..but the smell."
*breathes in* "Ughh!"
All the guards except G ccollapse - alive, though.
[OOC] WC GM: Riia!
Pak: "Whew c.c"
Eric Lionheart: "Excellent. Knock that last one out and I'll get to work."
Riia debates for a second, then shoots
Riia rolled 1d100 and got 57 ( Total: 57 )
[OOC] WC GM: hit
Riia rolled 3d12+336 and got 10, 10, 7 for a total of 363
The guard counters!
WC GM rolled 1d100 and got 14 ( Total: 14 )
WC GM rolled 3d10+162 and got 3, 8, 10 ( Total: 183.0 )
Hits Riia for 183, ARM damage.
Guard G doesn't look like she can take that much more, though.
[OOC] WC GM: Pak!
Pak grins. ">:3 Almost defeated?"
Pak charges at with stabbity objects.
Pak rolled 1d100 and got 62 for a total of 62
[OOC] Pak: any MP?
[OOC] WC GM: hit - no MP
Pak rolled 3d6+162 and got 6, 6, 3 for a total of 177
The guard raises her sword to impale Pak as he charges.
WC GM rolled 1d100 and got 97 ( Total: 97 )
[OOC] Hector: And ends up impaling naught but air?
Pak's charge knocks her blade aside.
Pak hahas.
[OOC] WC GM: Yeah.
[OOC] WC GM: Felicia!
[OOC] WC GM: And Cassandra!
[OOC] Hector: Cassie first.
[OOC] Felicia: Yup.
[OOC] Hector: 13 is higher than 8.
[OOC] ORN: cassie 13 felicia 8, yah
[OOC] WC GM: Yes.
Cassandra Lionheart rolled 3d12+210,75% and got 3, 12, 7 for a total of 174.0
[OOC] Hector: Unless we've stepped into BIZARRO WORLD.
WC GM rolled 1d100 and got 55 ( Total: 55 )
WC GM rolled 3d10+162 and got 8, 5, 3 for a total of 178
The guard does manage to aggressively parry Cassandra's attack, for 178, ARM damage.
[OOC] WC GM: Now Felicia!
Felicia sighs, and spins her blade, rushing foward. [Dancing Blade, goes off at 2, which is now…]
Eric Lionheart: "Could you knock that guard out already? Burn wounds can get infected very easy."
[OOC] Cassandra Lionheart: 396/467
Felicia rolled 3d10+297,125% and got 1, 8, 6 for a total of 390.0
Felicia rolled 1d100 and got 83 for a total of 83
Felicia got a total of 395)
[OOC] Hector: What is 297 a multiple of? o_O
[OOC] Felicia: 114,EVA Agility Break blah blah blah
Down goes the guard.
[OOC] Felicia: 11 x 27
[OOC] Hector: Nice.
[OOC] WC GM: You forgot Assault
[OOC] WC GM: Not that it matters
[OOC] Felicia: Yeah :p
WC GM rolled 8d100 and got 54, 95, 76, 45, 46, 41, 57, 69 ( Total: 483 ) **
[OOC] WC GM: Will flavortext in the drops in a bit.
Juan relaxes. "…Mer's attempt has passed."
Felicia sheathes her blade. "Clearly."
Juan: "Now, where did Sniffer get off to?"
Riia gestures for Eric to move forward, then starts looking for Sniffer
Pak looks around for Sniffer as well.
ORN: "She appears to have escaped…"
Hector: "Too bad there's nobody around who can just sniff around and find HER."
ORN starts jumping and looking
Riia and Pak find Sniffer up ahead - cowering, crying to herself, at the edge of some protected farmland.
Cassandra_Lionheart puts her sword away "Eric, can I help heal?"
Riia pets Sniffer
Pak pats. "There there~ Ir's okay, we saved them!"
Sniffer jumps a bit at contact, but then looks at the two, her white eyes in tears.
Eric_Lionheart starts working on bandaging and healing the wounded.
Eric Lionheart: "Certainly. Bandage up that one over there and apply this ointment to any serious burns."
ORN reaches Riia and Pak
Eric_Lionheart hands Cassandra some burn ointment…a healer is always prepared.
ORN: "Did you successfully chase down whatever you ran after?"
Cassandra_Lionheart takes the ointment, and heads to the one Eric pointed too.
ORN looks at Sniffer
Riia hands Sniffer a handkerchief
Sniffer: "I…I c-couldn't…"
Sniffer accepts it gratefully, and dabs her eyes.
ORN pats head
ORN: "Couldn't?"
Sniffer: "I…a leader should a-always fight with her p-people…lead them in battle…but…"
Pak: "It's okay…"
Sniffer half-whines, half-whispers, "I w-was so sc-caaared…"
Pak patpat~
ORN: "Why were you scared?"
Sniffer: "B-because they meant to k-kill us!"
Sniffer: "I've never had to f-face that…I've always been the one t-to find ways to r-run from trouble…"
ORN: "Of course. Thus the definition of Hostiles. However, hostiles are meant to be defeated. You would, however, have been safer hiding behind This Unit."
Pak: "It's okay…~"
ORN: "Are you afraid of suffering damage?"
Cassandra_Lionheart takes the ointment and applies it to the guard.
ORN: "Such things can be replaced or repaired, such as through magic"
Between Eric's and Cassandra's ministrations, the guards will definitely live - though they will be out for a while.
Pak stays with sniffer for a while.
Eric Lionheart: "So…we have eight knocked out guards…and Juan almost got controled as well. This concerns me greatly."
Hector: "I'm not surprised in the least."
ORN: "The Group will require futher assistance and your guidance. You appear slightly smaller than most of the mithra still, much like Pak despite your gender, so perhaps you simply have not recieved as much training yet."
Sniffer: "J-just…if you can…the-ere's a guardhouse…get the guards in there, they sh-should be fine until the rec-cover…"
Felicia: "Likewise. We were referred to as those without Mer in their blood."
Pak: "Kay…"
ORN picks the two small ones up, puts'em on his shoulders, and starts walking back towards the group
Pak hms. Wonders why Sniffer wasn't controlled?
Cassandra Lionheart: "So Mer could control anybody with a though?"
Felicia hefts one of the guards up over her right shoulder.
Cassandra_Lionheart takes a guard also, and lugs her back to the house.
ORN: "Travelling with This Group may allow you to see far greater acts of violence while remaining protected. This could allow you to get used to such feelings, or perhaps manipulate them against things hostile to you."
Sniffer: "…"
ORN: "Given that damage and loss can be regrown and replaced, observing first-hand the joy such acts can bring to remaining neutrals and friendlies which required protection should appropriately lift your spirits"
Eric_Lionheart is not a lugger. He lets everyone else handle guard moving.
Cassandra_Lionheart rolls her eyes at ORN
It does not take long for the guards to be ported to the house. Several sacks within contain food, already harvested and apparently intended for shipment.
ORN: "The scale of things does appear to continuously grow for This Group, but that may also be appropriate."
Pak starts to gather any crops that need gatherings.
A smaller sack - anyone who can read Mithran recognizes "for the porters" - contains 8 Hi-Potions, as well as 2972 Gil for each party member.
ORN: "If one escapes immediate danger, this danger may succeed in harming those you value as friendlies and neutrals. This is a far worse feeling and more difficult to repair."
[OOC] WC GM: 7296 XP each too
Cassandra_Lionheart takes a bag of food and smiles
Felicia returns to help gather, after the guards have been dealt with.
Sniffer: "…"
Sakha goes over to Juan and gives him a hug.
The crops seem to have been mostly picked.
Pak snags the small sack, to distribute later.
ORN: "Thus, in most ways, simply risking a few easily replacable sections of one's own body is far less fear-inducing than those insane ribbon and candy painters, or allowing such threats to perform their goals."
Juan returns the hug. "I would compliment you on your skill, but any words I might say would be inadequate."
ORN: "Next time, stab a threat with all your might, and you will understand that it is not nearly so bad as what could happen when running"
ORN puts Sniffer down and picks up a few sacks
Sniffer blinks. "…can someome translate?"
ORN looks for hector; he's good at dumbing things down?
Cassandra Lionheart: "What he means is "
Hit someone before someone hits you.""
ORN nods
[OOC] Pak: Sorry for being spacy. @_@
ORN: "Or before they hit those whose value you place above yourself"
Sniffer: "…oh."
She looks away.
Sniffer: "I…sh-should…but…"
[OOC] Hector: I'm about to lose consciousness completely.
ORN: "But?"
[OOC] Hector: I figure my upper limit was about 4pm.
[OOC] WC GM: We're almost done.
Hector goes to pick the rest of the crops.
Sniffer: "I…t-tried to stand up…to them…"
ORN: "A required first step. What happened then?"
Sniffer: "…but I c-couldn't…"
Sniffer: "I let you down."
[OOC] Riia: Man, Sniffer really makes me wish I could talk.
Cassandra Lionheart: "It is all right Sniffer. Sometimes it is also good to run."
ORN: "Negative. This Group was tasked with your defense. Your participation was not required."
ORN: "You were, however, most likely meant to observe…"
[OOC] Riia: …Especially since no one else is saying what Riia would be…
Sniffer: "My…"
Cassandra_Lionheart goes to Sniffer and hugs her
Sniffer stands up in Cassandra's hug and looks at ORN. "My task was quite clear. I was your LEADER. I. Protect. You."
ORN: "Friendlies and neutrals are things to be protected with one's entire frame and existance."
Sniffer looks away. "And I couldn't."
ORN: "You will have further opportunities then."
Riia coughs
Cassandra Lionheart: "Sniffer…It is all right. Please don't worry about it."
Riia blinks and thinks
ORN: "Appropriate leadership would likely fight alongside. Not all are capable of taking hits for others."
Riia throws up "Pirate mindset - strong leads?"
Cassandra Lionheart: "It doesn't mean you are weak. You got scared. Everybody gets scared in a fight."
[OOC] Riia: Not that Sniffer can read it…
ORN: "Next time hostiles are encountered, use This Unit as a wall, and slowly teach yourself to strike out from behind. That is This Unit's role anyways."
Sniffer tries to throw off Cassandra's hug. "Whatever. There are still no dragons around - let's go before that changes."
ORN: "From there you should be capable of finding what YOU are most capable of doing for a group. Leading also requires knowing what others are better suited for."
Pak sighs.
Pak will have to explain to Sniffer later >_O
Cassandra_Lionheart releases the hug and blinks
Sniffer slowly stalks off, back towards town.
ORN follows, with a few sacks loaded
Pak heads on after her, trying to think.
Riia nods and follows, carrying supplies
Cassandra_Lionheart follows with a sack of food and sighs
Hector is carrying a big 'ol bag of stuff that he's got slung over his shoulders. Mostly, he's thinking about how past experiences are leading him to believe that Juan is gonna end up betraying them. In that case, he might be able to pick up Sakha on the rebound. //

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