EC Session 6.3

Afternoon, Merch 1 Gravday.
Here you come to save the day!
Or such it looks like, as your glacier-airship speeds into the midst of a combat between Angel/Devil Stars and moogles on the clouds.
Pak: "Woo~!"
Riia mutters balefully and aims the flying glacier for the stars
[OOC] ORN: oh right, ORN was about to fire
Cassandra Lionheart: "Man…Lets do this!"
From the looks on the moogles' faces, they were definitely not expecting reinforcements. From the delayed reaction of the stars, they weren't expecting any either.
WC GM: Battle order: Riia:26 Sakha:26 Ahiru:23 ORN:18 Cassandra:18 Eric:18 Felicia:18 Pak:17 Hector:17
[OOC] WC GM: Surprise round. Targets are Angel Star A/B/C, Devil Star A/B/C.
[OOC] Riia: Will fighting interfere with flying?
Eric Lionheart: "Keep one of those light ones intact if you can help it."
[OOC] WC GM: The glacier will continue on unless someone does something to it.
[OOC] Hecto-Dopple: everyone that wants to fire, delay after me!
[OOC] WC GM: Right now you're flying *through* the fight.
[OOC] WC GM: Riia!
Cassandra_Lionheart nods and concentrates
Riia launches a Skyhook at the enemy, cued for ICE
Riia rolled 1d100 and got 90 ( Total: 90 )
[OOC] Riia: Um. Which way does Temperamental work?
[OOC] Riia: I mean, is it under 35 fails, or over 65?
[OOC] Riia: Because one way, that's fine, the other way I'm GFing.
[OOC] ORN: I'd imagine under 35 since its flat rate for the invention
[OOC] Felicia: I think it's under, cuz-yeah.
[OOC] Riia: Okay.
[OOC] WC GM: Under.
Riia rolled 1d100 and got 83 ( Total: 83 )
[OOC] Pak: :|
[OOC] Riia: 83 versus Tool ACC- hit by 52
The skyhook hits nothing but sky.
[OOC] WC GM: Sakha!
[OOC] Riia: Gorrammit.
Sakha sighs and prepares for battle, what a hassle.
[OOC] WC GM: Ahiru!
[OOC] Riia: Nice try, Terra, but you're still up!
Ahiru puts a barrier on everyone
[OOC] Ahiru: Protect/Shell
[OOC] WC GM: ORN!
[OOC] Ahiru: I was debating yo
ORN extends the wings and opens the Trombe Unit's beak, and begins charging ((delay to 16))
[OOC] WC GM: Cassandra!
[OOC] Riia: Ruin my fun, why don't ya
Cassandra_Lionheart gathers some chi into her sword for a fated circle ((goes off on 3 ))
[OOC] WC GM: Eric!
Eric_Lionheart waits till 1 to see what the others do.
[OOC] WC GM: Felicia!
Felicia taps her sword on her shoulder, waiting; She can't do anything right now. (Delay to 16)
[OOC] WC GM: Pak!
Pak hmms!
Pak: "I think…"
Pak: "…I'll see if they have any status weaknesses. >_>;"
[OOC] ORN: hey are they unaware?
Pak rolled 1d10 and got 5 for a total of 5
Pak rolled 1d100 and got 36 for a total of 36
Pak rolled 1d100 and got 99 for a total of 99
[OOC] Pak: GF~
Pak rolled 1d100 and got 8 for a total of 8
[OOC] Pak: Woo~!
[OOC] Pak: 134, XP, against the enemy with the highest EVA and the lowest EVA
[OOC] WC GM: They're not Unaware; it's just Surprise Round - they don't get to act.
[OOC] ORN: aaaaaaaawwww ;p
[OOC] WC GM: Pak: one hit
[OOC] Pak: Aww, not two? ;_;
[OOC] Pak: Mmph, kay
[OOC] WC GM: Nope. EVA > 35
[OOC] Pak: …
[OOC] Pak: Um
[OOC] Pak: WC
[OOC] Pak: I rolled a 36 and an 8
[OOC] Pak: I rerolled the 99
[OOC] WC GM: Oh, you GFed the 99. Okay, two hits, then.
Pak grins! "Okay, everyone! FREEZE~!" He throws a wave of exclamation points at all the enemies!
[OOC] Pak: Disable to entire enemy group
They DEFINITELY did not expect that. They do indeed freeze.
[OOC] WC GM: Hector!
Hecto-Dopple: "Show them we mean buisness! Death from above!"
Hecto-Dopple uses assault and starts accumulating power ((CT-12))
[OOC] WC GM: ORN!
[OOC] Felicia: Eh? Don't they have Flight?
[OOC] Hecto-Dopple: isn't whip considered range?
[OOC] WC GM: Whip's melee
[OOC] Julian: Nope
[OOC] Hecto-Dopple: I was thinking map combat wasn't I
[OOC] WC GM: Yep
[OOC] Hecto-Dopple: was there anything else he COULD do?
[OOC] Pak: …uhh… not really
[OOC] Hecto-Dopple: So he'll just make his giving a command look awesome with thunderslash then.
[OOC] WC GM: Alright, so Hector's action done. ORN!
ORN finishes building up Trombe's power and lets the storm streak across the sky, branching, chaining and frying across the targets
ORN rolled 4d12+416 and got 1, 1, 9, 9 for a total of 436
[OOC] ORN: they silence immune?
[OOC] WC GM: Yes - I: Seal
[OOC] WC GM: As revealed last time
[OOC] ORN: right. silly question. its seal.
[OOC] Felicia: Flight is super vague on what a melee action is >_> since half the Abilities have Chi-explosion flavoring anyway
[OOC] WC GM: That's 436-ARM or -MARM?
[OOC] Felicia: even though they use weapon damage codes
[OOC] Hecto-Dopple: I figure if the weapon its %'d off of is melee, its a melee one despite the looks?
[OOC] ORN: ARM
[OOC] WC GM: Yeah, pretty much: weapon damage codes means melee-or-ranged as per weapon.
[OOC] ORN: this is my power-jump. Because the real one in a few levels will… do less than an unenhanced cherry blossom ;.;
[OOC] WC GM: Felicia!
ORN's storm tears into the stars, taking them down to about half intensity.
Felicia frowns, and sighs. Looking around to the rest of the battle, while keeping her sword ready. (Defend)
[OOC] Riia: Eric, don't forget that we want an Angel Star for our engine!
Cassandra's Fated Circle goes off - some distance from the flying stars.
[OOC] WC GM: Eric!
Eric_Lionheart casts Absorb:Wind. Considering the wind based assault was their strongest last time, a good defense ought to help.
WC GM: Status Phase - Party: Protect(5),Shell(5),A: Wind(3)
WC GM: Status Phase - Enemies: Disable(3)
Cassandra_Lionheart blinks..
WC GM: Battle order: Riia:25 Cassandra:24 Sakha:23 ORN:23 Eric:21 AngelStarC:21 DevilStarB:21 Ahiru:20 Pak:20 DevilStarA:19 Hector:16 AngelStarA:16 AngelStarB:16 DevilStarC:16 Felicia:13
[OOC] WC GM: Riia!
[OOC] WC GM: Cass: you're melee; they're flying.
[OOC] WC GM: Same problem Felicia has.
Riia is gonna try that Skyhook again…
Riia rolled 1d100 and got 94 ( Total: 94 )
Riia rolled 1d100 and got 36 ( Total: 36 )
[OOC] Riia: MUCH better.
[OOC] Riia: Ice-vuln, still.
This time it connects.
[OOC] WC GM: Cassandra!
Cassandra_Lionheart screams
[OOC] WC GM: Sakha!
Sakha freezes them all
[OOC] Hecto-Dopple: that's right, let it all out, your hatred of these little points of light and dark
Sakha rolled up 1d100: 30
[OOC] WC GM: hit
[OOC] WC GM: W: Ice thanks to Riia
[OOC] Eric Lionheart: That'll likely kill. >.>
[OOC] ORN: probably
[OOC] WC GM: Eric's using Tame, I assume, if it does?
Sakha rolled up 5d8+342: 376
[OOC] Eric Lionheart: Yeah, against one of the Angel Stars.
WC GM rolled 1d1+375,150% and got 1 for a total of 564.0
[OOC] WC GM: Kill - but only by 4 points
Frozen chunks of stars rain down on the surprised, but saved, moogles, who have managed to clean up the rest of the fight in the distraction the party caused.
Eric manages to catch a falling Angel Star.
WC GM rolled 6d100 and got 10, 96, 25, 99, 64, 47 ( Total: 341 )
Eric_Lionheart hmms thoughtfully.
3 Ultra Potions and 3 Shining Gems litter the edges of the glacier - debris from the battle.
Cassandra Lionheart: "Well that was a waste."
Riia stows her rifle and the Skyhook parts - and an ultra potion.
Cassandra_Lionheart takes an Ultra Potion
Pak snags an ultra pot.
ORN grabs a potion
Pak erk.
Felicia grabs a… Nevermind.
Pak hands it over to Orn.
Eric_Lionheart picks up one of those Shining Gems.
Pak: ">_>;
[OOC] ORN: meh, take it, don't worry
Pak takes a Shining Gem instead.
[OOC] WC GM: So, 1 potion for each of Riia, Cass, and ORN?
[OOC] Pak: Nah, go ahead
Eric Lionheart: "These things seem to possess such intresting items."
[OOC] Pak: I have one already
[OOC] WC GM: 1 gem for each of Pak and Eric, and 1 gem left over.
[OOC] Hecto-Dopple: hector will take it. at worst can give it to someone else if they use it better
[OOC] Pak: K
[OOC] WC GM: 9020 XP and 3143 Gil each
The flying iceberg continues to soar over the cloud…city?
Eric Lionheart: "How about we get this thing to come to a stop already?"
Riia frantically returns her attention to the controls~
Indeed, the large cloud mass you are now travelling over seems to have quite a few buildings on it, though most of them decidedly sink into the cloud.
[OOC] Riia: Okay, we have an accelerator, and steering, but…
[OOC] Eric Lionheart: Do we have brakes? >.>
[OOC] Riia: That would be the question indeed…
Pak: "Wow…"
This model of airship seems to lack air brakes.
[OOC] Riia: IIRC, speed is determined by the power applied to the engine.
[OOC] Riia: I don't think there's any way of fine-control…
[OOC] ORN: then stop applying power. reverse thrust.
Riia pushes on the "left" button to bring the cloud in a tight circle
The glacier veers left. Hard. Begins tilting to the left, even.
Riia snarls and turns hard to the right, slaloming
Tilt back to the right it does.
Pak a-aacks.
Cassandra_Lionheart blinks and looks for something to hold onto.
ORN digs the Trombe Unit's claws in deeper
ORN: "This Unit would suggest disengaging the engine and installing it onto the Trombe Unit"
Eric Lionheart: "This is not good."
Eric Lionheart: "We can't stop it, and controling it seems difficult."
Cassandra sees…a blank expanse on top of the glacier.
Riia looks at the input ports, wondering if there is a way to make it reject the wind energy the way it did Shadow
[OOC] WC GM: Vehicles check for a hint, anyone
Riia rolled 1d100 and got 32 ( Total: 32 )
[OOC] Riia: Pass by 18
Cassandra Lionheart: "Great…"
[OOC] ORN: This Unit does systems, not vehicles ;;;
Riia bites her lip and inspiration strikes…
[OOC] WC GM: Eh, Systems at a penalty if you want
ORN rolled 1d100 and got 24 ( Total: 24 )
[OOC] WC GM: Since this is basic mechanics
Riia slews the glacier around so it's heading backwards.
[OOC] ORN: er, made it by 62 before penalty
Riia then waves at Felicia or Eric to wind the inputs.
The glaciership is soon facing opposite of the direction it is heading in
Its thrust begins slowing it down.
Felicia: "Hm?"
ORN angles the Trombe Unit's boosters upwards to help thrust down while their velocity's low
ORN: "Landing opportunity below, Riia."
Eric_Lionheart does as asked. "Hmm."
The flying iceberg begins to descend. The moogles beneath you make way.
Riia nods at ORN
Riia begins looking for a suitable landing spot
Riia sees nothing but cloud beneath. It could all be viable landing spot - or empty, unsolid cloud.
ORN: "These non techschools stand there. Landing should be possible."
Riia looks more specifically for a place near the buildings - but where the glacier won't KILL any buildings.
The visible buildings are not exactly closely spaced. Still, there's one building nearby.
Riia tries to set the glacier near that, then…
A screeching soon comes from below, as the glacier scraaapes along whatever is inside the cloud.
It is not entirely unlike nails on chalkboard.
Felicia twitches, one of her twintails becoming undone.
Pak: "O—owww…!"
Pak covers his cat ears.
Riia glares at the engine - no machine will beat her!
The glacier slows, but the engine still thrusts along.
Eric Lionheart: "…"
ORN loses a few bits and realigns the Trombe Unit's thrusters to help counteract the engine's thrust
Riia blinks-
Eric Lionheart: "Can we stop that engine?"
Riia taps Pak on the shoulder and points at the inputs
ORN: "Shielding it from wind may allow it to reject the charge"
Eric_Lionheart casts Null Element:Wind on the engine.
The engine stops abruptly.
Cassandra_Lionheart just watches
ORN spools down the boosters
Riia sits abruptly.
About a minute later, all has stopped.
Riia gets back to her feet, and moves closer to the engine, looking it over.
[OOC] Riia: About how big is it? Especially relative to, say, Trombe…
Pak: "@_@"
Pak: "T…that was close…"
Pak hugs Riia randomly. "Kyaah, scaryyy ;_;"
[OOC] Riia: I mean, all I can remember about it is it's a machine made out of ice and projecting from the glacier…
The building next to you looks like a small palace. The top of one, anyway. Built from some crystal, opaque with bubbles. You estimate about three stories poke above the cloud; the glacier is one story tall, putting you near the second floor.
Riia hugs Pak back and pets him on the shoulder.
Cassandra Lionheart: "Okay..That was bad…How are he…creatures?"
ORN: "Ah! Sustenence!"
ORN: "Trombe Unit, prepare for control recovery. Self-destructing overlay."
Several moogles are heading your way.
ORN detonates and starts to reform
Pak huus…
Ahiru waves hello
Pak clambers off the glacier. "Scary…"
Cassandra_Lionheart attempts to say "Hello." in the moogles native language
Moogle: "Kupooo~!"
Felicia starts fixing her hair, looking to the furry things.
Pak: "Crap. I don't speak Moogle."
Pak: "Sakha, you can speak Moogle, right?"
Riia blinks and looks at the little things
Cassandra can tell it means "Thank yooou~!"
Cassandra_Lionheart smiles and continues "Your welcome."
Sakha listens to the coversation and translates.
MooglesInMogri: "Where did you come from?"
Eric Lionheart: "The moogle language is one I don't understand…"
Cassandra Lionheart: "We come from the land down below. A place called Refuge."
[OOC] Sakha: You don't speak Moogle
[OOC] Riia: She can try - maybe they speak Common.
ORN pulls together, stands, and goes over to that crystal building to recover a bit
[OOC] Cassandra Lionheart: Language Moogle: 50…I should be rolling huh?
[OOC] Sakha: Wow…
[OOC] WC GM: Nah. 50 is standard fluency.
Eric Lionheart: "Ask them if they speak Common, if you haven't already."
MooglesInMogri: "Refuge?""It exists?""Maybe our wounded didn't die!"
Riia holds up her sign: "Or Read Common"
Cassandra Lionheart: "Hey, guys, do you speak common?"
MooglesInMogri: "Common?""What's that?""Oh, they must mean the translator radio!"
Sakha positions her tail appropriately and responds in kind. ":We have moogles in our land.:"
Cassandra Lionheart: "Yes Refuge exsists..um, I have not seen any down there…Oh a radio would work!"
[OOC] Sakha: How is Cassie translating bobble movement in her speech?
Indeed, there do seem to be muffled voices from Hector's pocket.
ORN gives the building a taste, not understanding a word of the things (plus they're kinda… techschool-looking)
Hecto-Dopple takes it out
ORN finds…ice.
Felicia: "…"
Not very appetizing ice.
[OOC] Hecto-Dopple: the radio I mean!
ORN: "… … Filthy."
Eric Lionheart: "…"
The radio seems to be translating automatically.
Felicia just hears KUPOKUPOKUPOKUPO.
Pak takes the radio.
Pak: "Here, this works."
ORN walks back to cassie
Pak speaks into it. "Can you guys understand me when I use this?"
Moogles: "Yes. We built that with the dwarves so we could speak with them."
ORN: "Please inform them their architecture is tasteless, bland and not truly even edible."
Moogles: "It was among the first of our gifts, so we could share others."
Cassandra_Lionheart smiles at the moogles, and looks back to the group.
Eric Lionheart: "I think that may be a good thing, ORN."
Cassandra Lionheart: "They are so cute!"
Moogles: "Why is that crystal thing trying to mate with our office?"
Felicia: "He's trying to eat it."
Cassandra Lionheart: "Ummm, ORN was trying to eat it…"
Eric Lionheart: "Thankfully he seems to dislike it."
Cassandra_Lionheart nods, and lightly taps ORN on the top of his head
Moogles: "Oh. We thought it was trying to reproduce. …is that what wild animals are like in Refuge?"
Cassandra Lionheart: "No. Not really.."
ORN: "Reproduction? Through assimilation? That would be awkward…"
Cassandra Lionheart: "ORN is a special case.."
Pak: "…"
ORN oo.oo
Pak sweatdrops.
Pak: "This is… weird."
ORN moves closer to pak and whispers
ORN: "This Unit was not informed of such techschool… habits. Do all techschools mate with their food?"
ORN glares at them, wierded out
Pak: "…No."
Riia tilts her head and looks at the Moogles
Pak: "…"
Cassandra_Lionheart looks at Orn, then back to the Moogles "So why were those things attacking you?"
Pak: "No, they don't."
Moogles: "They've always been attacking. But lately it's gotten worse."
Moogles: "As their ship draws ever closer, we've had to fight more."
Eric Lionheart: "Ship?"
Cassandra Lionheart: "I'm glad we came here when we did then. The moon I think?"
Riia nods
ORN: "The planetoid, Eric"
Moogles: "Not the moon! The ship.""Well, it looks like a moon.""It IS a moon. Well, was.""Ah, don't blame them for being confused."
Cassandra_Lionheart nods
Eric Lionheart: "So…the moon that is going to hit this planet is the ship you refer to, then?"
ORN: "… This Group is aware of the invasion force. Nevertheless, it looks like a moon. The fact that it is equipped with engines does not detract from this fact."
Pak: "Moon-ship?"
Pak: "…Wait, it has engines?!"
Pak: "That makes everything so much easier! :3"
Moogles: "Wait! Waitwait! They're from below!""So?""So maybe they've met the aliens.""Oh!""Have you met them?"
Riia blinks
Pak: "Then we can just infiltrate the moon, and make it turn around and fly back up out of orbit! Yes~!"
Pak: "Excellent~!"
Pak seems satisfied~
ORN: "The only one are the Viera. The other invaders are currently shielded behind a teleportation field at the poles."
ORN looks at Pak
ORN: "These engines are likely controlled by Grav or those it works with."
Moogles: "Viera?""What's a Viera?""Oh, they must mean the automata."
Riia blinks
Riia glares at the Moogles, offended
Pak: "Automata?"
Eric Lionheart: "No, we mean her."
Eric_Lionheart points at Riia.
Pak points at Riia.
Pak: "She's not a robot."
Cassandra Lionheart: "She is a living being!"
ORN: "… Machinae?"
Moogles: "Oh! They did bring one!""Yeah. Never seen one up close before.""Is she your servant now?"
Pak: "@_@"
ORN: "Riia is a member of This Group. Enemy Machinae would be destroyed as is proper and good, of course."
Riia glares at the Moogle, angry
Cassandra Lionheart: "Not now…Ria is helping us, so she is a living being to us!"
Moogles: "Well of course she's a living being.""Dontcha know, life makes the best machinery!""Us moogles helped design her, after all."
Riia: =o
Riia glares at the Moogles, suspicious.
Felicia: "…wut."
Moogles: "Yeah! They wanted servants acclimated to our planet's conditions.""They SAID they wanted to make people who could help us and them.""Should've known they didn't mean it."
Pak: "…w…what."
ORN glares … these are sounding more and more techschool like…
Pak: "…"
Pak: "Wait, then…"
Pak !
Pak suddenly…!
Pak: "Then, then the Bunny-Girl!"
Pak: "She was the 'prototype'~?!"
Eric Lionheart: "…"
Cassandra Lionheart: "Oh…damn…"
Moogles: "Prototype?""Of course there were prototypes.""We think one of them is still running around up there."
Riia blinks
Eric Lionheart: "They?"
Pak: "…Wait a second."
Pak: "But there are Viera that remember before 100 years ago."
Pak: "When did you guys help make them?"
Eric_Lionheart checks to see if Riia's ears are actually showing or not.
[OOC] Riia: Didn't enhood, no.
[OOC] Riia: So they should be showing.
Moogles: "Ah? Well, it's been a while.""Yeah. Time sure flies by.""I remember it, and I'm 999 this week.""Suuure you are, gramps."
Eric Lionheart: "…You are over nine hundred years old?"
Pak: "…W…what."
[OOC] ORN: its the damage cap
Felicia: "o_o"
Moogles: "Yeah.""He is, I think.""Ha! He's only six hundred at most.""He is the oldest of us still alive."
Pak: "…"
Pak: "Wow."
Pak: "Okay, so you guys DID design and create the Bunny Girls."
Cassandra Lionheart: "Goodness."
Pak: "…And the Viera as well."
ORN: "… That seems inordinately long. Should you not have moved on to developing other worlds by now?"
Moogles: "We would've.""But we spent a lot of it asleep.""Yeah. Just a few awake to tend to things from time to time while our friends came over."
Pak: "Friends? :x"
Riia: =|
ORN: "They would appear to have befriended the invasion force…"
ORN opens up the gun arm
Riia puts a hand on Orn's gun arm
Moogles: "Ha! Some friends they turned out to be.""They promised us peace and prosperity."
Riia holds up a sign: "Wait, Learn"
Moogles: "And what did we get when they finally showed up, and we all woke up to meet them?""Blood rain!"
Pak: "x_x"
ORN: "Why would one believe an invasion force to bring peace and prosperity?"
Pak: "…They weren't an invasion force yet."
Moogles: "That's right. Over half our kind, wiped out in a single day.""We saw the others trying to evacuate to Refuge, so we sent our wounded there.""Guess they made it."
Pak: "Uh… wait."
Pak: "So, they commissioned you to create the Viera. But… why?"
ORN: "Negative. They became bloated, corrupt and incompetant, leading to dark days throughout the region."
Pak: "The Viera planetside haven't exactly been doing bad things."
Moogles: "That's what we'd like to know.""They said they wanted to prepare a servant force that could help us and them adapt to the world.""If you've got that one, are others down there too?"
ORN: "This Unit meant the Techschools. The Viera at the surface were not particularly friendly to the Mithra and other races, Pak."
Pak: "Yes, but part of that was from Milf, wasn't it?"
ORN: "Retribution has made them better now, but it sounds as though their original intent was not so different from Milf's, save perhaps in method."
Moogles: "They're probably eating everyone and everything they can get their hands on.""Like they were built to corrupt Milf once we awoke her or something."
Riia blinks
Cassandra_Lionheart feels sick now
ORN: "That would have succeeded quite effectively. Milf has been eliminated, however."
ORN: "You nevertheless appear to have much to atone for, though unlike your landbound monstrous variants understand this concept."
Pak: "Ow."
Pak: "T_T;"
Pak: "Wait, if they were built to corrupt Milf, why did you build them that way!?"
ORN: "Surface Viera have been appropriately reduced to mostly vegetarianism and what This Unit is told are more standard gestation rates, though their penchant for interspecies violation remains due to reproductive issues."
ORN stares at Pak; good question there..
Moogles: "What do you mean, atone for?""It isn't our fault they contacted us.""Yeah, how could we have known that they'd use our help to home in on our world and adapt to invade us?"
ORN: "One would think actively corrupting natural forces and spirits would provide a clue, similar to their final attempt involving the suppression of spirits into the amulet Ahiru carries."
Cassandra_Lionheart walks next to Riia and hugs her.
Moogles: "They gave us puzzles. We solved them!""That's what discovering and exploration is all about!""Waiiit, suppression of spirits?!?"
Cassandra Lionheart: "Yeah."
ORN: "Affirmative. Despite This Unit's protest, due to the berserked state of the spirits, the extreme violence required for them to regain their senses has also led to their suppression and absorbtion into a Grav-designed amulet, held here by Ahiru"
Pak points at the duck.
[OOC] Pak: Well, duck-girl.
ORN is, by now, quite certain these moogles are related to the ones of its much-derided Tech School.
Ahiru quacks
ORN: "You will fix or coopt this effect for the benefit of this world and the annihilation of the Invasion force"
ORN pulses red for a moment
Moogles: "…why would they try to suppress the sprits?""That's like an act of sabotage.""INCOMING! OPEN IT UP!"
One of the moogles points to the distance. A rain of salt and pepper - or so it looks like - is headed for a distant portion of the cloud.
Cassandra Lionheart: "Open what up?"
ORN: "… They appear to prefer extremely cold environments. Planetary impact would cause such cooling through debris."
Pak: "~_~; Gah."
Moogles: "Opening.""Are we in time?""Looks like."
ORN: "The more you speak the more your similarities to your monstrous cousins at the surface. You WILL comply with This Group's requests."
Cassandra_Lionheart watches and blinks, as she is stll hugging Riia
Eric Lionheart: "ORN, we can't exactly force them to do anything…"
The rain approaches the cloud's surface…then passes through.
Riia understands
Riia looks at where the rain is coming from
Moogles: "Any idea where they'll land?""Open water - these ones will drown.""Good. One less batch of THEM to worry about."
ORN: "… What are these?"
[OOC] ORN: why do I get the impression its mows
The rain is coming from the sky. Riia is fairly certain she knows their ultimate source.
ORN looks at Riia
Riia looks up for passing moon-ships….
Moogles: "Maybe you've met them.""Occasionally they land on land. They change depending on the terrain.""They're small little balls of fur, eyes, and teeth. They make a chrr sound."
Riia does indeed see the inner moon passing, in the distance.
ORN: "They are disposed of in large quantities when encountered"
Cassandra Lionheart: "Mows?"
Felicia: "Mows."
ORN nods
Pak: "Mows."
Moogles: "We've seen them stir up other creatures, wherever they land.""Make the world a more dangerous place.""They're adapted from the Viera to do exactly that. Or did they come before Viera? Been so long, hard to remember which came first."
Pak: "W…whah?"
ORN: "Rapid breeding, Fur, carnivorous and possibly cannibalistic methods, large numbers and ravenous apetites. That does appear relatively similar, though mows are far less visually appealing"
Pak: "And viera are smart! And nice! ;_;"
[OOC] Riia: And soft in all the right places, yes? -.-
ORN: "Now, that is"
Cassandra_Lionheart sighs
Pak: "No, before, too!"
Pak frowns at ORN.
Pak: "Look, why do you think they tried to escape from the moon?"
Pak: "They must have been too nice and smart for Grav's purposes!"
ORN: "Possibly a belief of escape in order to ensure higher levels of "loyalty" within the plan, being unwittingly used for their original purpose through refugee status which led to the mithra wars and enslavement of male and female friendlies and neutral for mass-production purposes"
Pak: "Unlike Mows, which are stupid, mean, and make other monsters angry, apparently."
Pak: "Hmph…"
ORN: "Also warring against eachother in the fur and patch war"
Pak armcross.
ORN: "They are much better now, and can now be considered friendlies."
Pak: "Kay."
ORN: "To say they were not at one point hostiles which required excessive violence to pacify would be a lie, however."
Pak: "Fine. ~_~"
Pak sighs.
ORN puts hand on Pak's head
ORN: "Not to worry. This Unit has learned since then."
Cassandra_Lionheart sighs
ORN: "If these are indeed Techschools, those remaining after the slaughter will surely also be friendly and willing to share in global joy and prosperity."
ORN nods at eric ^^.

Eric Lionheart: "You aren't doing any slaughtering."
Moogles: "It sounds like you want to hear the entire history.""We could tell you, but only what we were there for.""If you want the entire story, you want to hit the Records Depot."
ORN: "… That… may be appreciable."
Felicia: "And where might we find that?"
Moogles: "Good question!"
ORN: "In the meantime however, you must tune this amulet to perform to This Unit's, and not Grav's wishes."
Cassandra_Lionheart looks at the Moogles and blinks
Felicia: "…Wah."
Moogles: "If you haven't noticed, everything around here kinda moves around on its own.""We used to have a map of where everything was, so we could go wherever.""That was one of the things they destroyed."
Felicia: "Aahh."
Eric Lionheart: "So…any idea whatsoever?"
Pak: "…Ahh…"
Pak: "So we need to…"
Pak …
Pak sighs.
Pak: "Holdon."
Felicia: "?"
Pak casts Sight! "This'll help."
Cassandra_Lionheart looks at Riia and says "Well, this will take a couple of hours."
Moogles: "Hey!""That's the same kind of magic the map used!""Yeah, it was basically amplifying that."
Eric Lionheart: "…"
Pak's Sight can…barely cover the current cloud. Still, he gets a good enough map of that.
Eric Lionheart: "So…you lost a relatively simple magic?"
There are a few buildings here and there. A lot of tunnels within the cloud.
Pak: "…"
Pak: "I can't see far enough."
Moogles: "SIMPLE?!?""That was one of the most complex pieces of magic EVER!""It's only simple if you know how to do it."
Pak: "…Wow, really? This cloud's huge! o.o"
Pak: "Well… anyway, I can see a lot."
ORN: "… So you are implying you do not, or no longer, know how to do it"
Pak: "If I could get a sight-amplifier, then…"
Pak: "Then maybe I could see FOREVER and find the records Depot."
Moogles: "Next you'll be saying you've discovered the art of scanning things.""Getting their weakpoints.""The true warrior's aid, the most vital tool in any fight."
Cassandra Lionheart: "ii did…for a time."
Pak points in a random direction.
Cassandra_Lionheart looks and sighs
Pak: "Sakha can do it!"
ORN nods
ORN: "As can eric. Can not pak also?"
ORN: "Riia creates them in addition to this."
Pak: "Nope. I learned how to do this instead."
Sakha looks up after being lost in thought. "I can do what now?"
Felicia: "Scan things."
Sakha: "That's elementary."
Moogles: "…""…""…"
Pak: "Magic has come a long way~"
ORN: "… The surface techschool incompetance was apparently inbred here…"
Eric_Lionheart scans one of the moogles to display the Scan magic to prove they got it.
[OOC] Riia: We're still by the glacier, right?
[OOC] WC GM: Yep
Riia turns away from the conversation, pulls out a knife, and tries to chip off a piece of the glacier
ORN: "Pak. Was there any sustenence in the area?"
Pak: "Oh, sustenance?"
Pak: "…Rocks?"
Pak looks around. Any rocks?
[OOC] ORN: since pak did sight
Pak sees no rocks. All the visible buildings are the same type of wierd ice, but most of the surface is hidden under clouds - still, Pak senses that it's the same beneath.
Pak: "…Sorry."
Pak: "No rocks."
Pak: "I suggest eating some of those gems the stars dropped."
Level 99 Normal Humanoid. 9999/9999 HP, 999/999 MP. I: All. These moogles seem unable to use their power effectively.
Eric_Lionheart hmms.
Riia is easily able to chip off part of the glacier. It's just a massive airborne iceberg, after all.
Riia licks the piece to verify that it is, in fact, ice…
It is.
ORN: "… . ."
Riia blinks and steps back from the glacier in a daze.
Felicia holds out her sword, and tries to form a layer of earth along it. Normally she simply sticks it into the ground, but maybe she can pull together enough from the area to break off for ORN…
Cassandra_Lionheart sits down and thinks
There is no earth to pull, but Felicia does manage to create some dirt from nothing.
ORN points at it then at himself
Felicia frowns. She figured as much. She knocks it off the blade. "Best I could do."
ORN: "Thank You. Several dozen kilos were lost in flight."
Pak feels dizzy.
ORN takes what he can from it
Pak: "x_x Can I stop sight-ing now?"
Eric Lionheart: "…Yes."
Cassandra_Lionheart shakes her head "So how can we atone for what we have done all reay? And how can we fix the mess now?"
Pak drops it and sits, dizzy.
ORN stares at Cassie
ORN points up
Cassandra Lionheart: "Yes, but we need the other spirits to not fight us, ORN. We need to show them we need thier help. Not to kill them!"
ORN: "Have the amulet modified to use against Grav and restoring elemental balance. Enter, neutralize and assimilate invasion force planetoid. Then, proceed to free any other worlds currently under their rule."
Cassandra Lionheart: "It was odd he went silent on us.."
ORN: "This way violence will restore the spirits without them being fully sealed afterwards, Thus allowing This Group to spread joy properly with the destruction of the invasion force and assimilation of their travel system."
Riia sighs
Cassandra_Lionheart looks at ORN and shakes her head.
Riia looks around the group.
Riia holds up her sign: "Find records depot?"
Riia twitches her hands and replaces the text with "Or…can rebuild map?"
Felicia: "Well, we'd mostly be flying around aimlessly, wouldnt we?"
ORN nods at Riia
Cassandra Lionheart: "Yeah..I'll do it the old fashioned way…ORN gave me a headache, and I need some fresh air!" *begins to walk away from the group.
ORN: "Finding the depot would allow This Group to restore any maps in the process. In addition, details on the amulet may be found, allowing this."
Riia frowns at Cassie, who is walking away from the means of conveyance.
Felicia: "Well… why not look around this… uhh, cloud, before going off?"
[OOC] Riia: Sometime I have no idea what I should do. Other times I have too many choices…
Cassandra_Lionheart continues to look around the area.
Riia looks regretful, does a shoulder shrug, mimes talking, and does a full shrug with hands
ORN patpats Riia
[OOC] Riia: Translation: I can't do much, I can't talk to them
ORN: "This Unit will attempt to talk for you if you can relay wanted subjects."
Riia blinks at ORN and nods…
Riia raises a sign: "Buy parts?"
Cassandra finds herself wandering an almost featureless plain. The buildings provide landmarks, though none particularly stick out just now.
Cassandra_Lionheart mumbles to herself "ORN…all ways violence.." *walks into one of the buildings to peek around*
ORN pokes the nearest pompom-haired thing
The light inside almost dazzles Cassandra. As her eyes adjust…she sees art.
ORN: "Are there any areas where This Group could procure equipment?"
Crystals, reflecting the light in a rainbow of hues, forming paintings from pure sunlight.
Cassandra_Lionheart looks at the painting in awe "This is so beautiful…Better than anything I have seen lately."
The moogle looks at ORN questioningly until the radio translates. "Oh! You mean the convertor?"
ORN: "Possibly. Elaborate."
Riia blinks, shrugs, and nods in sequence
Moogle: "Insert gil. It hammers, melts, and shapes it into, well, lots of things."
[OOC] Riia: Gil is the new Nanites
Felicia blinks.
Cassandra_Lionheart quietly watches the paintings and smiles, all most at peace with herself even with all the hell going on around her
ORN: "Affirmative. That would be what Riia seeks at the moment. Where?"
Pak perks at the sound of that, following after ORN curiously. "hm~?"
Felicia: "…They have a machine that does it?"
ORN nods
Moogle: "We used lightning to blast rocks from below, then sucked them up here to feed to our convertor."
Moogle: "We haven't used it in a while, so it might not be at full strength."
ORN: "… Lightning is not an issue."
Cassandra Lionheart: "Very beautiful…" *begins to tear up*
ORN produces a couple of arcs going up his fingers
Eric Lionheart: "Hmm."
Pak: "I wanna see this coverter. :3"
Moogle: "It's near our meditation room." The moogle leads the way towards the building Cassandra entered.
Cassandra_Lionheart quietly contemplates what has happened lately since she began this adventure..and begins to sob out loud….just as the rest of the crew enters the room.
ORN: "?"
ORN: "???"
Eric_Lionheart mostly follows ORN to keep it in line should it start shooting.
Cassandra_Lionheart still does not notice anybody is behind her and shakes her head "I can't keep this front up to the others anymore. This is bugging me a lot more lately."
Pak: "…o_o"
ORN: "This Unit too. The distinct lack of edibles leaves This Unit wondering why this society should even exist."
Felicia: "…o_o"
ORN: "… What's a front?"
Cassandra_Lionheart jumps up with a startled look on her face. "ah..um…" and fumble to clear the tears away from her eyes as fast as she can before anybody gets a good look at her…
Eric Lionheart: "…"
Rainbow hues surround Cassandra, as if the room itself had shifted to incorporate her as part of the art.
Indeed, the light tracks Cassandra's movements, though lagging a bit.
Cassandra_Lionheart keeps her head down "A front…*sighs* Trying to keep an appearance of happiness, when things are absolutly bugging you."
ORN: "… That seems counterproductive."
ORN: "What bugs you?"
Pak: ">_>"
Pak guides the party around ORN and Cassie. "Leeet's find that converter and leave these two alone, shall we~?"
ORN: "… … … are those… ?"
ORN points at the crystals
Pak: "Don't eat them!"
Cassandra Lionheart: "What is bugging me..Lets see. Mom tried to kill me. I have been used as a pawn for the world destruction…AND NO, you can't eat these!"
Felicia: "Yeah…"
ORN: "But…"
ORN: "But…"
Eric Lionheart: "Lets not destroy property that doesn't belong to us…"
ORN: "… … ."
Eric Lionheart: "Remember, the ground is a long ways down."
Cassandra Lionheart: "Please ORN."
ORN: "Landing is not an issue."
ORN: "Very well."
Cassandra_Lionheart looks at him, eyes very red and baggy from crying.
Moogle: "…why does that construct seem interested in this ice, when it was not interested in the other ice?"
ORN: "… … Your mother is no longer your mother but a potentially self-destructing hostile. It is only natural it would attempt to kill you, as did the bombs encountered in the subterranean regions near the non-creators."
ORN: "All have been used as pawns in a scheme for planetary destruction. Even This Unit believed Grav to be benign for a short while."
ORN: "However unlike neutrals, This Group can actually do something about such matters, thus restoring joy, happiness and prosperity to all friendlies and neutrals through the elimination of these threats."
ORN: "If a friendly creator is something you find lacking and desireable, This Unit suggests you find, obtain or create one which will suit your needs."
Cassandra_Lionheart looks at ORN "Please…Right now, bringing joy from fighting is the furthest from my mind! I know there are people who are thankful for what we do..But what about the very spirits we have fought?"
ORN: "That is where modifying this amulet comes in."
ORN: "This Unit cannot say for certain, but This Unit does appreciate getting a quick blow to recover its senses when confused or otherwise impaired by hostile magicks"
Cassandra_Lionheart looks at ORN "Yes, but there has to be another way."
ORN: "The spirits were berserked, and had sense knocked back into them. Is a little maiming truly so detrimental compared to recovering one's mind? Parts can be regrown."
ORN: "You are correct in that the method is not yet ideal. The violence functions, but the amulet then seals them. This is the part that requires modifying if This Group is to save the world."
Cassandra Lionheart: "ORN…If I lost an arm, it would not come back."
ORN: "… ah?"
Cassandra Lionheart: "….I am just worried, but also frustrated in being used as a pawn. I feel…genuninly sorry for what I have done!"
ORN: "hm… But you are not an elemental spirit. The rules may be different."
Cassandra_Lionheart looks at ORN "They are. You lop of an arm, it dies…You lop off my head…I die."
ORN: "It is frustrating to find one has furthered the aims of hostiles. That much is acceptable. However, fear and guilt are likely something hostiles would capitalise on to ensure further cooperation or apathy towards their aims. Anger would be more productive, as long as a clear mind is kept in the process would it not?"
ORN: "This Unit dislikes Grav for what it has comitted. This Unit promises all attacks upon its form, drives or avatar will be performed with the utmost pleasure."
Cassandra Lionheart: "After seeing what has become of my mother..I don't have a clear mind. I am more afriad I'm going to turn into her, if I lose you or Eric. Hell..Even Riia, Pak, Sakha, Hector and Ahiru. You are all my family now. I'd go nuts if you all died."
ORN: "What happens when one dies in any case?"
ORN: "It is similar to eliminated hostiles correct?"
Cassandra_Lionheart looks down "Well..The body stops functiong, and is buried…Kind of."
ORN: "Buried?"
ORN: "why?"
Cassandra Lionheart: "As a rite of passage into the next life."
Cassandra Lionheart: "At least that is how I see it. Other people see it differently."
ORN: "What is this next life composed of? Would a tunnel not be more appropriate than piling dirt upon the body? Mobility is impaired enough as is"
ORN: "Wait. Do you mean surface dead become dwarves?"
[OOC] Riia: …if Cassie thinks death is a right of passage into the next life, why is she so upset about hurting things?
Cassandra Lionheart: "No, because supposedly your spirit lives on, and doesn't need the body anymore."
ORN: ".. .. .. So you no longer require sustenence or physical systems?"
ORN: "… hm…"
[OOC] Julian: You're going to break ORN
[OOC] ORN: hey, won't everyone stop fighting over resources if they don't need them anymore?
[OOC] WC GM: I kinda suspect that's the point. ;)
Moogle: "Well kupo." For some reason, the radio does not translate that last word.
[OOC] Riia: Way to go, Cassie, ENCOURAGE him to more genocide
[OOC] Riia: Also, nice censoring
Riia tilts her head inquisitively
[OOC] ORN: I told you everything he's learned is from you people
Moogle: "Some of those things must have gotten in here. The security system's come up - and it won't unlock."
Moogle: "It's getting late. Why don't you get some rest while I work on this? You may have to bust your way in past whatever I can't open."
Riia grins maliciously and cracks her knuckles…
Cassandra Lionheart: "ORN. The rite of passage should not be done becuase I killed someone. I'm feeling guilt of cutting someones life short!"
[OOC] Riia: DISMANTLER FINALLY GETS USED
ORN: "… But you're bringing them their upgrade sooner"
Riia throws a two-fingered salute at the Moogle and heads back out
Cassandra_Lionheart looks at ORN "no..no..no..It is not an upgrade.."
ORN: "While This Unit can understand not all are ready or wish to obtain such benefits at the same rate as others, it still does not appear to be something one should hate themselves for"
ORN: "It is somewhat depressing, however… to think that This Unit has been granting less-than-total despair and suffering to hostiles… it… cheapens things… bringing happiness to those non-deserving…"
Cassandra_Lionheart sighs "I don't think you understand What I meant…"
Cassandra Lionheart: "ORN…do you feel remorse..even when you think you killed someone who could be innocent?"
[OOC] Riia: WAY TO GO, CASSIE. GET ORN TO MURDER ALL THE GOOD GUYS AND LEAVE THE BAD GUYS ALIVE.
[OOC] Cassandra Lionheart: meep?
Cassandra Lionheart: "You know…I think I have confused you a bit more. Lets get out of here."
ORN: "… Innocence?"
Cassandra Lionheart: "Yes."
ORN: "This Unit does not kill those not deserving of it."
Cassandra Lionheart: "Okay, but can you differenciate that?"
ORN: "This Unit would feel exceptionally bad about such collateral."
[OOC] Pak: That statement has the ring of 'of course I would feel bad about murdering a delicious cow and eating every bit of delicious meat off its bones.'
[OOC] Felicia: That it does
Cassandra Lionheart: "Then think of it this way ORN…What if the spirits are innocent in this case? What if there is a SLIGHT silver of innosence in them?"
ORN: "Then they will simply not require replacement once all has been performed and accomplished."
Cassandra_Lionheart shakes her head "Lets catch up to the others."
ORN: "Having recovered their minds, it becomes a simple matter of seeing which are friendly or neutral. These can then be left to watching over their element as before."
Cassandra_Lionheart nods and sighs
Cassandra Lionheart: "You first, ORN."
ORN nods
ORN: "Wait. Why did you think the spirits had been entirely eliminated? They're sealed"
Cassandra_Lionheart looks to see if she can find a port to ORN's CPU without him noticing.
[OOC] ORN: golem, not robot
ORN: "All This Group does is beat the existential crisis and lights out of them so they shape up and 'get back to work'."
Cassandra Lionheart: "No..I just have some guilt over what had happened to Pyrtyr…That is all."
[OOC] Cassandra Lionheart: sorry…well still then. ^^;
[OOC] Cassandra Lionheart: should I redo the action then?
[OOC] WC GM: Nah. She just can't find any.
Cassandra_Lionheart pouts and thinks "He took everything I said the wrong way.."
ORN: "He'll get better. With or without a body. He was being controlled by one that needed beating also."
[OOC] Eric Lionheart: Doesn't change that ORN needs a massive reprogramming.
Cassandra Lionheart: "Well..I guess I am glad your not perverted…" *lets out a bit of a giggle at ORN*
[OOC] WC GM: Anyway, conversation seems to have trailed off, so…

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