EC Session 5.5

Morning, Boltember 3 Minday.
All is peaceful as the party wakes in the farmhouse.
[OOC] Cassandra Lionheart: happy brithday Cassie! »;
[OOC] ORN: ah?
[OOC] Felicia: who bwuh
Pak yaaaawns. Rolls around on whatever he was sleeping on, potentially hay.
[OOC] Cassandra Lionheart: it is her brithday. »;
[OOC] Riia: It's Pak, it was probably someone else.
Eric_Lionheart is already up, reading.
Riia emerges from her hiding place, wherever it was
There are some brief mutterings outside - Trombe's and Terceira's voices. Terceira then walks in and heads straight to the kitchen. //
Hector snooooooooooores. He's probably going to be oversleeping today.
Cassandra_Lionheart slowly stirs, and looks around.
[OOC] Hector: brb, guys. Need to get the rest of my food.
Eric_Lionheart looks over at Cassandra. "Isn't there something important about this day? I have a feeling there is…"
ORN finds his way to the pond to practice sinking
Felicia stretches, rolling over.
Cassandra_Lionheart mumbles "Birthday" incorherently, and goes into the kitchen
Pak looks for Sakha
[OOC] Hector: Soldato J? No, Pizza.
The village's pond is nowhere near here, the village being nowhere near here. But there is a place where the irrigation stream deepens enough to accomodate most of ORN's height.
Cassandra sees Terceira cooking.
Eric_Lionheart blinks. "I thought so…" He gets up from where he was sitting and follows Cassandra.
Riia stalks out into the kitchen and takes up lurking, watching the cooking process and gleaning what she can
Cassandra_Lionheart waves to Terceira "Got any coffee? I feel like some hit me hard."
Pak hmms…
Terceira: "Mornin'. Ah asked yer Trombe t' get some supplies. Good thing he don't sleep none. An', yeah, coffee was among 'em."
Sakha is studying ome theory in the shade of a tree.
Tercecira pours hot water into a small pot and stirs. Pours our a familiar black liquid.
Cassandra Lionheart: "Good."
*she cracks a small smile, and sees Eric right behind her* "Morning Eric."
Pak: "Oh!"
Pak: "You're awake already, sister?"
Pak crouches next to her and peeks over her shoulder.
Hector is still snoring away, a piece of hay stuck to his cheek from the drool.
Terceira: "'Fraid there's no cream or sugar. Yer gonna have t' take it straight."
Cassandra Lionheart: "As long as it is High octane, Terceira. Takes the pain away."
ORN leaves the waterhole and goes looking for the party
Terceira: "It's high, alright. Got some grounds, too."
Sakha: "Mm…"
She continues her reading.
Pak sits and reads with Sakha
Cassandra_Lionheart nods, and takes a cup, as she looks at Eric "So, what is up? Why are you following me like a puppy for?"
ORN: "Ah! Destroyer. Your promised lessons on 'white' magic?"
Eric Lionheart: "…Yes."
Felicia gets up, dusting herself off. She yawns, stumbling along to see what everyone else is up to…
Eric Lionheart: "Oh, and happy birthday, Cassandra."
ORN: "? ? birthday?"
Eric Lionheart: "You don't know what a birthday is?"
[OOC] Pak: We've gone over birthdays before, ORN T_T;
Riia tilts her head inquisitively
[OOC] ORN: yeah but he's never actually SEEN one
Cassandra_Lionheart looks at Eric, and sighs "Another year of my exsistance in that family. I wonder if my mother is cursing right now."
[OOC] Pak: …Yes he has
[OOC] Pak: Pak's Birthday
Eric Lionheart: "To be honest, I wouldn't be surprised."
[OOC] WC GM: Perhaps ORN forgot?
[OOC] ORN: all you guys said was it was his birthday. NO ONE wanted to show the birthday to him!
[OOC] WC GM: Or that.
Eric Lionheart: "Though, once this is all over, I'm going to keep pushing to get you undisowned."
Cassandra_Lionheart sighs "Eric, please…Don't bother. Mother is stubborn."
ORN: "Would having them reclaim ownership of Cassie really be in line with Cassie's wishes?"
ORN: "Ownership to non-creators cannot possibly be all that positive an experience."
[OOC] Hector: Look at it this way: Cassie is no longer PWNED by her family.
Cassandra_Lionheart looks at ORN "I don't want back into that hypocritical family okay. I'd rather be free like this than to be locked away in a school for most of my life." *looks at Eric* "Present company excluded."
ORN nods
Pak pokes Sakha to make sure she's awake
ORN: "Cassie would only wish to be locked away in a school with present company"
Riia raises a hand, but doesn't know how to say what she wants to say
Sakha: "What?"
ORN: "This does make sense, given the quality of the present company"
ORN sparkles
Sakha: "Can't you see I'm studying?"
Pak: "Sorry. What'cha studying today?"
Riia shrugs, steps over, and gives Cassie a quick hug
Cassandra_Lionheart looks at ORN "No..no..no. I'd rather be free, running around and experiencing new things."
Eric Lionheart: "Anyways…hmm. I wonder where we'll get a cake…"
Terceira: "What's a cake?"
Cassandra_Lionheart gets hugged and blushes. "Thanks Riia."
ORN: "Those are also positive, indeed."
ORN: "hmm."
ORN notices all the hugging and proceeds to pick up the two hugging girls and hug them for a moment
ORN nods
[OOC] Riia: It was a quick hug, then I probably backed away again…
Eric_Lionheart hmms, and draws a rough picture of a cake.
Riia gives ORN an odd look, though
Hector wakes up, and starts coughing. "Ugh, blugh, blech!"
[OOC] ORN: eh, he's got a fair reach :P
Sakha: "I'm reviewing my magical theory, it's not good to forget what you already know."
Eric Lionheart: "Something like this. I'm not a cook, so to be honest, I wouldn't know how to make one or describe how to…"
[OOC] Riia: Mouth full of cat hair, Hector?
[OOC] Hector: Nasal backup, hay smell, etc.
Riia tries to see if she can make a guess at what Eric drew
Felicia scratches her head, still half-asleep. "Cook? …Food?"
Cassandra Lionheart: "Well, we need flour, eggs, milk, sugar."
ORN: "Crystal."
Terceira: "Oh. Got those back at the village. Maybe another time we could swap recipes."
Hector sits up and rubs his eyes. "Right. I'm in some…barn-looking place." Why he has to re-affirm this to himself is beyond anyone's reckoning.
[OOC] Hector: There's a crystal cake in Atelier Iris 3! XD
ORN finds a distinct lack of edibles in the immediate vicinity.
Eric_Lionheart is no artist, so his drawing is pretty bad…but it looks cake like at least.
[OOC] Hector: Literally, made of crystals. It's inedible.
[OOC] ORN: yeah, I remember ^^
[OOC] Sakha: I know! It can't be eaten by humans
[OOC] WC GM: Only 'cause ORN isn't there to eat it.
[OOC] Hector: Good times.
[OOC] Sakha: The Crystart
Pak: "Hmmm~"
ORN: "… This place lacks any form of consumables…"
[OOC] Hector: Wow, someone else played that game. That surprises me greatly.
Cassandra Lionheart: "But, we really don't need to make a big deal out of this, really. It just reminds me of everything about her."
*looks down*
Pak continues reading.
Felicia can, by now, smell the breakfast Terceira is whipping up.
Hector slowly gets up and coughs again, this time firing off a small bit of phlegm onto the ground.
Riia ruffles Cassie's hair and tries to give off a feeling of "you're a good kid"
Hector: "Shoulda slept outside or in an actual house…"
As can Hector, now that his nose is not blocked.
Eric Lionheart: "You can't have a birthday without a cake, cousin."
Hector follows his nose, since he's at least halfway awake.
ORN: "Why would your birthday remind you of your mother?"
Terceira begins dishing up food into simple clay bowls. Looks like a makeshift omelette.
Cassandra_Lionheart looks to Riia and smiles, then GLARES at Eric "I can too." then looks to ORN "Because every birthday has been the same. Nothing to me."
Eric_Lionheart frowns.
Terceira: "So hey, birthday g'rl. Ah couldn' help but notice th' other day that yer sword style's quite similar to the pah-rates'."
ORN: "Nothing? The same? Are you in the same location surrounded by the same group, performing the same acts and lacking any form of change every birthday?"
Sakha turns the page.
ORN: "… How many have you performed?"
Cassandra_Lionheart looks to Terceira "Yeah. I really don't know why. I was taught by some one I though didn't take students."
Cassandra_Lionheart looks at ORN "I lost track of how old I am."
Hector looks around for some coffee as he takes a bowl.
Hector can easily find one of the cups of coffee Terceira has prepared.
Pak oohs~
Pak: "What's this picture about?"
Pak points to a diagram
Eric Lionheart: "I don't think you are much older then I am, Cassandra, if I remember right."
Terceira: "Hmm. This person - wouldn't happen t' have been a mithra that went 'y'arr' a few times, would it?"
Felicia grabs a cup of coffee, flopping down in front of one of the bowls.
ORN: "This seems rather confusing."
Hector has his coffee and food, so now he eats.
Sakha: "It's a diagram of the relations between the elements."
Cassandra_Lionheart looks at Terceira "I really don't remember the person to well. I only saw him a few times after Magic school."
Terceira: "Y' sure it was a 'him'?"
Cassandra_Lionheart then looks to Eric "I lost count the day I was tosses out of the family. I was 12 then."
Pak: "Ahh… It's pretty."
[OOC] Pak: brb
ORN: "And how long ago was this?"
Cassandra Lionheart: "Tercerira, I could check. But that means, we'd have to go see the pirates."
Cassandra_Lionheart looks at ORN "About 5 years ago I take it."
ORN: "And you perform a birthday every year, correct?"
Terceira: "Ah, yer thinkin' what I'm thinkin'? 'Cause, Primeira said she once challenged a pah-rate to head south o'er th' mountains she's on. Never did hear back from that one."
Cassandra Lionheart: "Not exactly "
performed" one since then, but yeah."
ORN: "Then that would be your seventeenth, correct?"
Cassandra Lionheart: "Yeah, ORN."
Cassandra_Lionheart looks to Terceira "Yeah, I am thinking that…Maybe."
ORN: "Then you have recovered count."
Terceira: "Yew make sure t' mention that t' mah sis if ya meet her, please?"
Riia nods halfway, then stops, chagrined
Cassandra Lionheart: "Yeah, ORN."
*sighs and looks to Terceira* "You got it."
[OOC] Riia: Hey, WC, does Terceira have any other sisters? Named Duceira or something?
Cassandra Lionheart: "Look, let us not talk about my birthday, okay?"
Felicia pokes at the contents of her bowl. "Are they really that big a deal, anyway?"
[OOC] WC GM: Terceira has mentioned that she's sending you to a tunnel that leads to her sister Segunda.
ORN: "They seem to be given the current atmosphere, sighing and general discontent, not to mention the hugging."
Cassandra Lionheart: "It is just a painful reminder of where I come from, Felicia."
Hector decides not to get involved with this conversation, and gets a second cup of coffee.
[OOC] Riia: Heheheh
ORN: "In any case, continuation of This Group's travel seems in order."
Sakha: "… pretty…? Well I suppose it represents the order of the natural world."
Terceira: "Yeah. Ah'm 'fraid we split paths from here. Ah gotta get back to my village. You head down 'long the coast - ah figure with Trombe, you should see the tunnel entrance soon 'nough."
Cassandra_Lionheart nods and looks at Terceira "Thanks for all your help."
ORN nods
Sakha closes her book. "Time for some food."
Terceira: "No problem. In exchange - please help Segunda. And Primeira if y' can find her."
Sakha stands up and heads to the kitchen.
Cassandra_Lionheart nods "You got it."
[OOC] ORN: heh
[OOC] Hector: lol numerical theme names.
[OOC] Pak: Back :3
Pak heads off after Sakha. "It's a pretty design! n.n"
Eric_Lionheart nods. "Hopefully we can meet again."
ORN: "Design?"
Sakha: "What's to eat?"
Terceira: "Maybe someday. After ye've taken care o' Mer."
Terceira serves up the last two bowls to Sakha and Pak.
Pak eats whatever it is.
Pak tastes makeshift omelette.
Pak yays, bird embryo
Pak eats.
Cassandra_Lionheart quietly eats her breakfast, looking like she is deep in though.
Pak lucks out and does not find a beak in his food.
Sakha eats it up casually.
Ahiru looks around for the green things.
Eric_Lionheart eats quietly as well.
Pak wags his tail. "I like magical diagrams. n.n They're pretty."
Hector sips his coffee.
Ahiru finds not much in the way of vegetables - although there is a leek.
Hector: "So is that what you were doing?"
[OOC] Hector: …Vocaloid reference?
Ahiru munches on the leek.
ORN fires at the ground once in a while, annoyed and looking for goodies
[OOC] WC GM: Reference to too many things to count. Including duck-with-leek.
[OOC] Hector: I'm surprised you didn't pull "rabbit with a pancake on its head" in the Viera area.
[OOC] Vortor: The "leek song" was around before that vocaloid thing.
[OOC] WC GM: Survival check, ORN.
[OOC] Vortor: before vocaloid had it, rather.
[OOC] Hector: Yeah, well. That's not my thing. I just see Vocaloid shit on /m/ every so often and there's porn of it EVERYWHERE because Japan has shitty taste in women.
ORN rolled 1d100 and got 58 ( Total: 58 ) **
[OOC] ORN: fail by 8
ORN's foraging for food comes up empty. Perhaps a rockier area might yield more.
[OOC] ORN: is there one in the area? weren't we not too far from a cliff or the like?
[OOC] Hector: LIKE A CAVE lolz.
[OOC] ORN: some of us want breakfast
[OOC] WC GM: You moved inland a bit. And see Hector's OOC remark.
[OOC] WC GM: You'll be going hungry until you get there.
[OOC] Sakha: Farfetch'd!
[OOC] WC GM: Yep. Duck-with-leek.
Pak: "Yeah, I was looking at them with Sakha. They're really complex and stuff~"
Hector: "I can imagine."
*sip*
[OOC] Sakha: http:/‘`/bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/``Farfetch%27d_%28Pok%C3%A9mon%29
Eric Lionheart: "What sort of diagrams?"
ORN looks
[OOC] Pak: I love Farfetch’d. <3
[OOC] Vortor: Farfetch'd was one of the better pokemon
Cassandra_Lionheart finishes, and smiles a bit "Terceira, that was real good."
[OOC] Vortor: Cubone, Farfetch'd, Snorlax…
ORN: //… wait. wasn't that cubone thing the really sinister one? //
Pak swallows the last of his omelet.
ORN: //like a puppy wearing its mother's skull or something like that? //
[OOC] Pak: …ORN
[OOC] ORN: CRAP
[OOC] Vortor: HAHAHA.
[OOC] Pak: And yeah, basically
[OOC] ORN: you and your stupid wrong channels
[OOC] Aerdan: haha
[OOC] Vortor: anyway, yes, a cubone is like a puppy wearing its mother's skull.
[OOC] ORN: can't we get back to game and move that to the other room -_-
[OOC] Vortor: which other room?
[OOC] ORN: the whole damn lot of you are in #tsunami as we speak
[OOC] ORN: its 35 with 44% humidity in my room, thinking not at its best
Felicia finishes off her bowl of stuff. Eggy. "I suppose we should get a move on, then." She nods at Terceira. "Thank you for your assistance."
Terceira: "Thank you in advance fer savin' the world!"
Cassandra Lionheart: "Thanks, Terceira. We will do ouor best."
She bows to the group, then collects the dishes for washing.
ORN sparkles
ORN: "Used to be This Group would only be thanked POST-massacre."
ORN: "This Group's reputation-for and ability to aid is obviously most appreciated ^^.^^"
Terceira: "Ah have every faith you'll save th' world or die tryin'."
Cassandra_Lionheart looks at ORN "Really…have to see about reprograming you."
Terceira: "Let's just hope it'll be the former an' not the latter."
ORN: "Dying would be rather detrimental to the cause."
Riia grins at Cassie and ORN
Hector: "Heh, s'pose there'd even be no point in bein' a dead hero 'cause the world's gone 'n they can't make a statue of ya then."
ORN: "It also eliminates your ability to move on to the next scale of joy-induction."
Pak: "We could make a statue and launch it into space."
Pak: "But it might still get sucked in by gravity."
Pak: "So we're stuck with saving the world."
Hector cracks his knuckles and stands up. "Dunno 'bout you all, but I plan t'do as little dyin' as possible."
ORN: "The elimination of hostiles on this world should best be considered important practice for This Group's possible later endeavors. Imagine if each star in the sky were to turn out to be a seperate world in need of saving: Dying here would mean This Group made only a minimal and inconsequential difference in the end."
Pak: "…"
ORN: "Of course maybe they're just really small lights."
Pak: "Dammit. >_<"
Eric Lionheart: "…"
Hector: "What, y'think we should be savin' every world in the sky?"
Cassandra_Lionheart looks to Riia "Trust me, ORN is my brother, but he has some issues."
Pak: "He has a point, though."
Riia grins again
Pak: "GRAV is from space."
ORN: "Should, will, must… Is there a difference?"
Felicia: "…"
Pak: "If he's running around turning every planet into some kinda giant clump…"
Felicia sighs. "Seems like we still have alot of work ahead, then."
Pak: "Just destroying our moon won't be the end of it, not quite."
Hector: "We're not even flyin' in the air yet. Flyin' around in space is prob'ly a while off, y'know."
Pak: "We gotta beat up Grav too."
Eric Lionheart: "Flying in space? That would be something."
Hector: "So let's just do what we can do now 'n worry 'bout the rest later."
Riia shrugs and wiggles a hand
ORN: "And months ago This Group was not yet preventing planetary cataclysms. And years ago This Unit did not exist. Even more years ago none of you were capable of walking."
[OOC] Riia: About flying in space, taht is
[OOC] Riia: Even more years ago, Riia was flying in space, though not terribly well)
Pak looks over to Riia.
Pak: "Hm?"
ORN: "These are obviously but minor steps in This U… Group's duty to massacre all things hostile on all worlds, for the greater pleasure and enjoyment of all other neutrals."
Eric_Lionheart looks as well. "…?"
Cassandra Lionheart: "Say it ORN…you were going to say unit."
ORN: "».»"
Riia gestures to herself, points up towards the moon, and traces a path down to the planet
Eric Lionheart: "Or we could try to talk to the hostiles first and see if they'll stop being hostiles?"
Cassandra Lionheart: "Eric, that is like telling my mother to love. It isn't going to happen."
Sakha: "Well we have to get out to sea, and it's as simple as that."
ORN: "Those are neutrals. We try to avoid neutrals becoming hostiles. Hostiles are things attempting to annihilate This Group, and, by extention, neutrals and friendlies This Group derives rewards and thanks from."
Hector starts to go. "Y'can talk 'till the sun goes down, or y'can get movin'. It's your choice."
ORN: "Doing so through extreme violence rather than moderate violence simply expedites the process, thus allowing This Group to eliminate more hostiles in a given time period, thus bringing happiness to more neutrals and friendlies"
Pak: "Anyway, where were we going?"
Pak didn't really get what Riia meant.
ORN: "Terceria appeared to be speaking to Trombe; perhaps directions and coordinates were issued."
Pak: "Oh, right."
Trombe: "Affirmative."
Eric Lionheart: "And while we are on the way, I'll be teaching ORN all about White Magic."
Cassandra_Lionheart gets up, and stretches "Eric? Let us worry about saving the world first, okay?"
ORN nods
Trombe: "Please board this unit for faster transit."
Pak: "Let's go, then!"
Pak clambers onto Trombe
ORN hops on, grabbing whoever's nearby with his jump
Cassandra_Lionheart hops runs out, and hops onto Trombe
Felicia drags herself up onto the metal chocobo.
ORN: "Please do so, destroyer. The more Devastation you impart, the greater This Unit's ability to bring joy. This Unit awaits your teachings."
Hector boards Trombe.
Riia hops up
Once all are aboard, Trombe runs off.
Pak yaaawns and stretches out.
The terrain is uneven, and Trombe is sticking to running, so it takes an hour to traverse the island.
Sakha: "I'm going to have to research more about Magitek to see how to set this boulder-brain's head straight.
Eric Lionheart: "…Right."
Eric_Lionheart looks at Sakha. "You would have my eternal thanks if you did."
ORN: "This Unit is in excellent condition and capable of self-repair. No need, though This Unit appreciates your worry"
Sakha smiles at Eric. "I'D have my eternal thanks, because idiocy like his is hard to bear."
Riia grins once more
Hector sighs.
Hector: "No sense of tact 'n he's way too literal."
[OOC] ORN: hey, you gotta have high density to survive the impacts we've been dealing with ;p
Cassandra_Lionheart sits looks to Riia and smiles
Riia somehow finds a scrap of paper and a pencil and writes "He's young"
Cassandra_Lionheart nods "He was built a year ago Riia. ORN is..naive."
Eric_Lionheart looks at Riia. "I suppose that too is a valid point."
Riia nods
[OOC] Hector: Everyone's young compared to Riia. D:
Eric Lionheart: "You all are welcome to sit in on my lessons to ORN, though. Even if you can't use magic, knowing how White Magic functions is always useful."
Pak: "Are you gonna be showing off magical diagrams? <3"
Pak: "If so, I'm in."
Eventually the group comes to a broad, flat beach. The sea can be seen on either side. At the highest point of land, just above the apparent high tide level, looms a quarter-dome cave opening.
Cassandra_Lionheart sighs "I still can teach magic."
ORN easily sees several random rock croppings in the area.
Eric Lionheart: "I might use a few…but it'll take a little while to prepare the material."
Pak ohs.
Sakha: "I'll act as assistant teacher and create water illusions."
Felicia: "I'll pass… The less I know about how it works, the better."
Pak: "Ooh! Beach! And cave."
ORN: "All This Unit has experienced in its moderately lengthy life have greatly strengthened its appropriate view. These are things This Group performs on a regular basis. While certainly not appropriate or possible for many civilians, it is obvious This Group performs these deeds because many others are incapable of it ^^.^^"
Hector: "Felicia 'n I can stand outside 'n make sure that nobody comes in 'n bothers the class."
ORN drops to one knee and waits for the magic-show
Felicia: "Quite."
Riia shrugs and nods
Cassandra Lionheart: "Maybe, I'll just stay out of classes, and continue to work on my swordsmanship."
ORN: "Your explanations on magic were quite valuable in the past, Cassie."
Eric Lionheart: "Well, I'm not sure how much time we have right now…so I'll just explain the basics for the moment. White Magic is divided into multiple parts…there is spells designed to heal wounds and treat infections as well as a few other things. There is also spells that call upon divine power to strike at foes…note that I did not learn those, but I know of them."
Cassandra_Lionheart looks at ORN "You sucked my magical energies right out of me."
Felicia: "…That sapped your knowledge as well?"
Eric Lionheart: "Then there is spells designed to protect. The spell that guards against Water is a example of that, but I can call upon magical barriers to lessen the impacts of attacks against us. And finally there is spells that rely on wind…they are useful for attacking, similar to the divine power ones."
Cassandra Lionheart: "No. I am still knowlegdable with the magic. I can spot it a mile away. I just can't do it anymore."
Pak: "Sakha can do wind and Curing, but not Barriers."
ORN: "So… Your explanation on the nature of white magic was therefore pertaining to your own abilities?"
ORN: "It IS quite capable of destruction, yours… simply is not?"
Eric Lionheart: "I am exceptionally well versed with the protection aspects. I find them relatively simple to shape the raw magical power used into something capible of warding off damage..it compensates for my somewhat weaker abilities in the healing front as well as the wind magic part."
Sakha: "I simple chose not to learn those things. I know of them of course, but I believe in hitting hard and fast."
Pak: "That's basically it."
Pak: "Some people have different talents."
Eric Lionheart: "Well, I figure the best way to teach is to draw upon my own knowledge. White Magic can be destructive…it's just not what it was made for."
Pak: "Eric is good at shields and bad at explosions."
Ahiru: "Or maybe they just think differently."
Felicia: "Indeed."
Pak: "Sakha's good at explosions, but is bad at shields."
ORN: "Magic is Magic. However Pak's comment just now makes somewhat more sense."
Felicia: "Which is why I never understood 'taught' magic. 'Learned' is superior."
Pak: "Felicia is good at Sword-Magic."
Sakha: "I'm bad at nothing, I've just developed my skills differently."
ORN: "Is this why you took offense at your title of Destroyer?"
Felicia nods. "A type of magic you have to learn for yourself; Instincts."
ORN: "It simply reminds you of something you find yourself minimally capable of performing at best?"
Cassandra_Lionheart continues to look at Riia, andnotices something, and gasps
Felicia: "Whereas those two… have theirs based upon theories and calculations."
Eric Lionheart: "There is a reason Cassandra was disowned…the Lionheart family does not believe in using White Magic offefnsively."
Eric Lionheart: "That and she used swords."
Pak: "And I'm just a total mixed bag who can't even really control how his magic shapes itself. n.n;"
Cassandra Lionheart: "Yeah..I learned Aero for a time."
ORN: "… Shielding against attacks can only do so much for protecting. Eventually one must eliminate the hostile before they overtake you and your charge."
Eric Lionheart: "But it's destruction all the same, reguardless of the tool used. And that is something usually not tolerated in the family."
Ahiru: "Calling Sakha Destroyer would be more accurate!"
Pak: "Ahiru's got it."
Pak points n.n
Sakha: "…"
Cassandra Lionheart: "Riia? You look familiar."
Felicia: "Mmhm."
ORN: "Cassandra's family therefore has an inappropriate and useless view of magic, and… disowned her for learning more effective applications?"
Riia blinks at Cassie, confused
Eric Lionheart: "I have a more open mind, however then most of the family."
Cassandra Lionheart: "No, ORN. My mom is just very vindictive."
Pak: "…>_>"
ORN: "Still. Without a source of assault, it would be useless. Does your family nominally group itself with ones capable of combat?"
Cassandra_Lionheart goes cloe to Riia and whispers "You look like someone we fought."
Pak: "Protection magic isn't useless."
Eric Lionheart: "That's how it always has been, ORN."
Cassandra_Lionheart looks to ORN "Yeah."
Felicia sighs, deciding to check their surroundings.
Hector: "I think Orn should be the one who's labelled 'Destroyer', but that's jus' me."
ORN: "This Unit did not mean entirely useless, Pak. However, no amount of armor will end the battle if you do not strike back."
Pak: "It's very useful for those who have weak defenses, due to focusing totally on attack magic."
ORN looks at Cassie
ORN: "Then they are hypocrites?"
Pak: "Nah, they're just Support."
Pak: "Or Leaders."
Pak points at Hector.
Cassandra Lionheart: "I think thy were wrong for kicking me out."
ORN: "To pretend to non-violence when they simply aquire others capable of performing it for them, while they act as the armor…"
Eric Lionheart: "The Lionhearts supposedly are desended from a great White Mage hero who supported his comrades."
Riia nods at Cassie
Riia points at Cassie, and then at Eric….trying to imply family
Pak: "Hmm…"
Pak: "Hey, guys. >_>"
Cassandra_Lionheart looks back to Riia and nods "He is my cousin."
Riia then shrugs and twirls her finger around her head
Pak: "You know that Trombe's been stopped for a while now, right? >_>;"
Pak hops off.
Pak: "We're at the ocean n.n"
Felicia: "…"
ORN gets up
Felicia climbs down.
ORN: "Hm…"
Cassandra_Lionheart then makes a connection to what Riia was doing, and hugs her whispering into her ear "I'm sorry."
Eric Lionheart: "I am willing to admit my views on White Magic are a bit…biased, based on my own training. It it completely possible other familes, or teachers in general, may even teach purely the destructive aspec-oh."
Eric_Lionheart hops off.
Cassandra_Lionheart begins to cry quietly on Riia shoulder
ORN: "Thus it is all magic. And protecting those performing the slaughter, allowing them to perform it more effectively leaves no less blood on Cassie's family's hands than if they were to perform it themselves."
Hector climbs down.
Felicia stretches, breathing in the sea air. "Ahh~."
ORN: "Therefore, Cassie was disowned for pointing out their hypocrisy."
Cassandra_Lionheart lets go of the hug, and hops down
ORN hops off and pats Cassie as he lands
Riia petpets Cassie and shrugs again
Eric Lionheart: "Different view points. Personally…and saying this in front of Cassandra's mother would get me disowned too…but people should learn whatever they want. Even if it is destructive in nature…though it's just not my way to call forth massive explosions and rain death from the sky and so forth."
Riia hops down
Eric Lionheart: "Anyways, lets go. We got a world to save, right?"
ORN: "You will therefore do much better with the current remnant of your family, and a new one selected by yourself. This Unit is moderately familiar with the application process for those wishing to join families, though this may not be in the same style as the Creators for other countries…"
Cassandra Lionheart: "Yeah. Let us go into the cave."
*sticks next to Riia*
Sakha: "Understandably enough. Lionhearts were instructor at the Magic Academy and well… I couldn't stand their views so after an introduction to healing I studied anything more on my own."
Pak: "ORN! Food for ya!"
Pak points at the Cave.
ORN: "This Unit must admit most of the wording on these family contracts were difficult to comprehend, but the stipends apparently made it most worth it."
?: "Er-hem."
Hector scratches the back of his head. "Somehow, I don't blame you at all, Sakha."
Pak: "…"
Pak blinks and looks around.
ORN: "? ».«"
Shortly inside the cave, a bored-looking pirate lazily unsheathes her sword and points it at Trombe.
ORN turns and glares at whatever's thinking of interrupting his meal
Cassandra Lionheart: "Who is there?"
Pak: "…O…oh."
Pirate: "You know those things were all supposed to be destroyed by Maria's order, right?"
Pak: "There's a Pirate."
Riia lazily unslings her rifle
ORN: "Any attempts to assault the Trombe Unit will result in dismemberment."
Pak: "This one's ours. >_> No destroying it."
Hector: "Sorry. we didn't get the memo."
Sakha is musing on her magic lessons and hasn't noticed yet.
ORN cracks open his right arm and brings a few 'nades up to the surface
Cassandra Lionheart: "What? Your not going to touch Trombe!"
Ahiru shifts into King.
ORN looks over to Eric
The pirate looks at thr group, counts on her fingers, then sheathes her sword. "Yeah, whatever. You can take it up with Segunda."
ORN: "This, as you may observe, is most likely a hostile. Be aware."
Cassandra Lionheart: "Wait..We are here looking for her!"
Eric Lionheart: "Indeed."
Riia slings rifle and fades into the background
Cassandra Lionheart: "Terceira sent us!"
Pirate: "Then you're headed to the right island. She was shifted here a year ago."
Cassandra Lionheart: "So, can you stand down please?"
The pirate, having sheathed her sword, leans against the tunnel's side. "Go ahead. I won't stop you."
[OOC] ORN: tunnel large enough for Trombe?
[OOC] WC GM: Easily.
Cassandra Lionheart: "Thank you."
*me bows to her*
Pak: "n.n;"
[OOC] WC GM: For a reason.
Pak: "Oh… wait…"
[OOC] ORN: well, we don't know about the trap
Pak: "Weren't we supposed to look for someone else?"
[OOC] Riia: Tunnels built for Trombe
Hector: "Prime…someone."
Pak: "I heard someone talking about it on my way in."
[OOC] WC GM: Trombe built for tunnel, actually.
Hector: "If they're not gonna pick a fight with us, let's just shut up 'n get going."
ORN: "Segunda and Terceira's other sibling, indeed."
ORN nods at hector
Cassandra Lionheart: //Primeceria??
"
[OOC] Cassandra Lionheart: "+
Pak: "Yeah, we need to find her too."
The pirate snickers. //"Primeria? Yeah, if you're looking for her, just do something to get exiled."
Cassandra Lionheart: "How about saving the world?"
Pirate: "'Course, ya ain't comin' back if you find her."
Eric Lionheart: "Hmm."
Cassandra Lionheart: "Why not?"
Pak: "Oh."
ORN: "Exile means one is technically disallowed from returning."
Pirate: "'Cause. Nobody comes back from there without Maria's okay."
Felicia: "We'll just have to get that, then."
ORN: "This Maria appears to dislike Trombe Units."
Cassandra Lionheart: "Okay."
Felicia: "And she'll just have to get over that."
Pirate: "Most o' ya ain't even mithra. Ah heard there were strange people walking around."
[OOC] Riia: I'm a mithra! No, really! See? :3
Cassandra Lionheart: "Yeah, and?"
Pirate: "Like that tailless guy who hung out with a Vi…"
She frowns a bit. "…demon."
Pak: "Well… if we end up exiled, somehow, we'll look for her."
Pak bows.
Hector: "Nothin' wrong with a few humes, an Elvaan, 'n a construct runnin' around with some mithra."
Cassandra_Lionheart GLARES at the pirate "Viera have rights also you know!"
Pak: "Anyway, let's go, then n.n"
ORN: "Entirely Normal given the circumstances."
Pak hops up onto Trombe
Felicia coughs.
ORN leaps onto trombe, picking up whoever's nearest with him
Hector gets back up on Trombe. "Onward!"
The pirate's eyes defocus a bit. "Man, someone jerking one of THEM around like his slave…he must 'a been something. I could just eat UP a guy like that."
Eric_Lionheart gets on Trombe as well.
Pak: "…"
[OOC] ORN: heh ^^;
Pak coughs.
Trombe just walks on past.
[OOC] ORN: go for it pak? ;p
Cassandra_Lionheart climbs back up, then glares some more at the pirate "And I could castrate you just as easy!"
Pak: "…"
Felicia: "…"
Pak: "You can't castrate a woman, Cassie."
Pak: "Boys and girls are different."
Cassandra_Lionheart looks at Pak "Sorry, I couldn't tell be the way thier were acting!"
ORN: "In addition, This Unit is fairly certain she meant that in sexual, rather than slaughtering, terms."
Sakha: "Viera are really pushovers…"
Trombe: "Negative. Positive capability of castration for female units."
Pak: "…"
Pak: "…"
ORN: "Trombe Unit: Elaborate?"
Pak: "I DON'T WANNA KNOW"
Pak: "NO."
Pak: "CANCEL ELABORATION."
Felicia blinks.
Trombe: "…canceling."
Cassandra_Lionheart shakes her head "No elaberation please!"
ORN darkens
Pak: "…"
ORN: "… ."
Felicia: "…So anyway. About that cave."
Pak looks up at ORN. "You can ask him later, when you're alone and all organics are absent. >_>;"
Trombe walks down the tunnel. It gets dark quickly.
Sakha raises an eyebrow then whispers to ORN.
Pak creates a light.
ORN: "?"
ORN lowers self a bit to hear
Cassandra Lionheart: "Riia…your sister was Patches huh? That is why you look familiar."
Riia nods
Pak tense.
Hector: "Make two lights, Pak. One for us, one for Trombe. I don't want us to fall into a hole."
Pak: "I can only make one. x.x"
Pak is riding on trombe anyway."
Hector: "…that's great."
Pak: "Eric, a little help if you would?"
Felicia strikes her weapon on the side of the wall, causing it to ignite. "Two."
Pak: "Or that."
Cassandra_Lionheart looks to Riia and hugs "I am sorry. Really."
ORN: "Hm."
ORN nods at Sakha
ORN: "Thank you."
ORN shines a little more
Riia shrugs
Sakha: "I frankly wouldn't want to know details either, unless it involved medical precision."
Hector scratches his nose.
Cassandra Lionheart: "It is sometime we need to do to Wegde and Hicks! They don't need to spawn."
ORN nods at sakha
ORN: "Hm. Medical Precision?"
Felicia shudders. "Cassie. Please stop giving me terrible mental images."
Cassandra Lionheart: "Terrible? I'd be doing the planet a favor…"
As Trombe walks down the tunnel, you see other Trombes. Pieces of them, anyway - some disassembled, most destroyed.
ORN thinks Medical > Healers > Eric > Eric's magic disallows wedge, hicks and biggs from breeding?
Pak: "They're already ZOMBIES."
Eric Lionheart: "…Indeed. Hold your tounge, Cassandra."
Pak: "They can't get much more… unable to breed."
Sakha: "'Invasive' remember. Medical precision would make it easier to digest."
Cassandra_Lionheart looks at the group "Pleae, I bet you those are NOT thier real bodies!"
Pak looks over to Riia for a second, sadly. :<
Hector: "And maybe it is."
ORN: "Hm. This Unit would be interested in learning 'medical precision'. This seems a rather amusing level of combat accuracy"
Eric_Lionheart wishes he knew how to silence people magically right about now…
Trombe picks its way past the bodies of its bretheren without reaction.
Pak: "…"
Riia scratches Pak's ears
Sakha: "Exactly Cassie. Their bodies are artificial, thus they probably already lack the ability to reproduce."
Pak purrr
Eric Lionheart: "…Hmm."
ORN: "? How can you be certain artificial bodies are incapable of reproduction?"
Eric Lionheart: "I wonder if these parts are of any use to us?"
Felicia: "…"
Cassandra_Lionheart nods "We have to find a way to kill them permanetly."
ORN: "Would not the ability to produce artificial bodies thus in itself be a method of reproduction?"
Felicia focuses her attention on the scrap.
Riia tries to remember something about what ORN is saying…
Pak: "If it was, castration wouldn't-"
Pak: "…"
Hector looks at the scrapped robo-chocobos, and sighs sadly. What a waste.
Pak: "That's it."
Hector thinks everyone should have a Trombe. :3
ORN: "… Such material waste."
ORN pats Trombe
Cassandra Lionheart: "But anyways, I would like to NOT bump into them for a long time."
Pak casts a sleep spell on himself and is sleeping in an instant. "Wake me when we get theerrrrrr…"
Sakha: "Because I cannot fathom a magic that can recreate all bodily functions to maximum capacity when the original form has already been destroyed."
ORN: "Any attempts to perform such assaults on the Trombe Unit will be met with the most extreme violence This Unit is capable of."
Pak zzzzzz
ORN turns to Sakha
ORN: "Thus, This would be done while the original bodies remain available?"
ORN: "However… Elder 2 was created despite a lack of remains for Elder 1."
ORN: "And several Cadet Units were in construction at the time This Unit was sent against the slimes of blue."
Cassandra_Lionheart sighs and looks to Riia
ORN: "given prior knowledge, the bodies may no longer be required. However, all things should nevertheless have a vulnerability in some manner."
ORN: "Perhaps the elimination of any elemental influence of that currently guarding/employing them prior to finishing them off would prevent them being properly reclaimed"
Riia covers herself up in her cloak, getting kind of nervous from all the staring-at-her
ORN wonders WHY everyone's staring at riia?
Eric Lionheart: "Maybe on the way back though we can grab some of these parts?"
Felicia is staring at scrap metal.
ORN does so too, picking her up and nodding
Hector is not looking at Riia, unless Riia is somehow a pile of robotic chocobo parts.
Eric Lionheart: "No sense wasting them, right?"
ORN nods
Cassandra Lionheart: "I'm sorry Riia. I didn't mean to make you nervous."
*blinks and sighs*
Felicia: "Could be used for other things, if not upgrading Trombe."
ORN: "Shock Arms from Bolt-controlled sentinels are already stored within. Additional materials could be found in these also."
Pak zzzzzzz
Sakha: "I don't get your reference."
Cassandra_Lionheart then hugs Riia "Please, uncloak."
Felicia: "Maybe reforge this plate of mine… Assuming we get somewhere with facilities."
ORN hops off, nodding
ORN: "Trombe Unit. Perhaps your bretheren may be used in your improvement, to ensure they are not forgotten. Some may even be capable of rebuilding, given enough spare parts."
Riia looks oddly at Cassie
Riia petpets her, but…
[OOC] Riia: Cloak nice and warm!
Cassandra_Lionheart gets petted and blinks "I'm sorry for the staring. I swear!"
Trombe: "Eventual possibility recognized. Immediate priorities are otherwise."
ORN: "Very well. Mark this location for eventual return; technology level found within may be required in later stages."
ORN hops back on
Trombe: "Suspicion: all tunnels in northern hemisphere contain similar remains."
ORN: "… ."
ORN goes completely black
ORN: "This will be taken care of."
[OOC] Hector: HE'S BLACK Y'ALL
[OOC] Hector: HE'S BLACK HE'S BLACK HE'S BLACK Y'ALL
[OOC] Pak: >_>;
[OOC] Eric Lionheart: All he needs is some bling bling.
Pak zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
Pak rolls over and facenuzzles into someone's lap.
Riia petpets the little mithra
Hector looks down and sees Pak there.
[OOC] Riia: You know what? It's funnier with Hector.
Pak myuu. "niichan…"
Hector: "Hey."
Pak zzz?
Hector chuckles, and pets Pak.
Cassandra_Lionheart sighs, and looks at ORN "Mind if i put my head down for a bit on your lap?"
ORN: "This will require sitting"
ORN does so and nods
Cassandra_Lionheart fixes her position, and puts her head on ORN's lap
ORN has plenty of room left
Trombe keeps picking his way through as Pak and Cassandra get in catnaps.
It is hard to tell time, but you guess it is about a couple hours before you encounter a group of mithra heading the other way.
Hector scratches Pak lightly behind his ears as he looks around at the scrapheaps.
Eric_Lionheart keeps alert.
They stop, look in obvious awe, and stand aside for Trombe to pass.
Pak zz?
ORN: "… hm.."
Felicia offers a nod.
The mithra are carrying lumber and tools.
ORN: "?"
[OOC] ORN: boat huh?
[OOC] WC GM: Lumber that could be used for a number of things, including boats.
[OOC] Hector: Boats. And BUTTS.
Trombe passes in silence.
It is another few hours before you see a light at the end of the tunnel.
Eric Lionheart: "Long trip."
Trombe: "Estimate multiple days' journey for other group encountered."
Pak wakes up a bit at the light.
Pak: "Hmm?"
ORN: "Hm. Relatively non-eventful however. They likely took this into account."
Trombe walks up a slope, out of a quarter-dome similar to the one you entered through, and sidesteps a few trees before coming to a halt in front of thick bush.
The area feels hot and humid. Trees grow all around. You hear various animal calls in the distance.
ORN: "Hm."
Pak: "It's hooot…"
Hector looks down. "Ah, you're back."
Pak sits up, whining.
Pak fans himself with his tail.
Cassandra_Lionheart wakes up, and yawns
Felicia: "A change of scenery…"
Croaking echoes from the left and right.
Pak: "Frogs?"
Riia tenses and unslings her rifle
ORN: "…"
Pak looks around
Ahiru: "Ribbit, Ribbit."
ORN: "??????"
ORN: "Ribbits?"
Eyes peer from between the trees around you.
Felicia blinks.
ORN looks at ahiru, confused, and then glares at the eyes
Eric Lionheart: "Hmm."
Pak: "…Hey, Ahiru."
Ahiru: "Hm?"
Pak: "Can ducks talk to frogs?"
Pak: "I mean, they're both animals that live in ponds."
Eventually you see bodies attached to the eyes. Frogs…no, toads. Gigantic ones, most sprawled across multiple trees, but a few on the ground.
Pak: "O_O"
Pak: "…On second thought, don't turn into a duck."
Eric Lionheart: "…Big."
ORN: "…"
Pak: "They might think you're a fly and eat you."
ORN: "Are these neutral?"
[OOC] Pak: Also, I really, really hope we don't run into Qu or something in this area.
Felicia: "For now, it seems…"
Ahiru thinks and tries to talk to the toads.
Cassandra Lionheart: "Are these natural is a better question."
[OOC] WC GM: No, no Qu are here.
Ahiru rolled 1d100 and got 51 ( Total: 51 )
[OOC] Hector: Are there even Qu in the world?
ORN tries monstertalk also
ORN rolled 1d100 and got 74 ( Total: 74 ) **
[OOC] WC GM: No Qu in this world.
[OOC] Ahiru: Pass by 9
[OOC] Hector: Good news, because I'd cause them GENOCIDE.
[OOC] ORN: fail by 12
[OOC] ORN: apparently ribbit isn't actually a greeting
Ahiru ribbits at them.
The toads ribbit back.
ORN stares ^^;
Ahiru continues to ribbit
Hector: "And here I thought I'd seen everything."
Ahiru: "Does anyone here want to eat toad?
Hector: "Not particularly, no. If they're not gonna be hostile towards us, I see no reason for us to pick a fight with them."
Felicia: "No thanks."
ORN slams his arm into the cave entrance
Ahiru nods.
ORN: "This is better."
Ahiru ribbits again.
ORN: "Why do you ask?"
Cassandra Lionheart: "I don't want to try toad now..or ever for that matter.
ORN: "?"
Pak: "It might be tasty."
Pak: "But… let's only try it if we get really hungry."
Ahiru: "They wanted to eat us because they didn't want us to eat them."
Pak: "……"
Pak: "Oh."
Cassandra_Lionheart gulps "I'm not THAT hungry Ahira."
Hector: "But we're not going to eat them."
Ahiru: "Thats what I told them."
ORN: "They are inedible."
Ahiru looks back as they ribbit some more. She ribbits again.
ORN: "And their answer?"
The toads suddenly seize up, falling quiet for a moment.
Ahiru: "… I think the decision just got taken from them…"
ORN: "… . What?"
Cassandra Lionheart: "Get ready to fight?"
Ahiru: "Mer."
The toads croak slowly.
ORN: "Tell them they may wish to reconsider their options"
Riia gets ready..
ORN cracks open the arm and readies a shot
Cassandra Lionheart: "ORN! They don't have free will anymore!"
Felicia: "We still can't just let them EAT us."
ORN: "Hostile puppets, then."
Ahiru: "They fight us…"
The toads leap at the party…//
ORN: "And their initial worries become acomplished, in a way."
Eric Lionheart: "…"
[OOC] WC GM: 9000 XP each

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