EC Session 6.9

Afternoon, Merch 2 Pluday.
The battle with the Aeries finished, the inner moon moves on to the horizon. The glacier/cloud/airship-alike/bedroom-with-a-patio the party is riding on continues to hurtle through the air on its own intertia.
The ring of volcanoes around the world's equator is quite visible by now. Indeed, the moon was above them.
[OOC] Riia: VLEO
Riia blinks at the volcanos.
[OOC] WC GM: Something like that, but this ain't E.
Pak: "o.o Huh."
[OOC] Riia: Recalling what the Moogle who decided to throw us said…
[OOC] Eric Lionheart: I still say we need a real airship. And possibly something for Trombe to MEGA FUSION with. >.>
Riia checks to see if the control systems have finished yet.
One of the volcanos is up ahead. The party may crash into it if no course adjustments are made.
Riia sees a rudimentary control system.
It's still just a control pad.
At least this engine has fuel, though.
[OOC] Riia: So no thrust inputs yet?
[OOC] Riia: Ah, not needed yet.
[OOC] Hector: No, no, Eric. Final Fusion.
[OOC] Hector: Trombegaigar.
[OOC] WC GM: Aye, not needed at this time.
Riia graps the controls and vectors the cloud past the volcano
Cassandra_Lionheart closes her eyes.
[OOC] Eric Lionheart: That means we need a bullet train, a drill tank, and a stealth jet.
[OOC] WC GM: Vehicles check, Riia.
Riia rolled 1d100 and got 37 ( Total: 37 )
[OOC] Riia: Pass by 32
Sakha eyes the volcanoes frostilly ready to use magic if necessary.
[OOC] ORN: riia thus knows where to find these?
[OOC] WC GM: Riia has certain prior knowledge. Plus, the control pad is rather obvious - although it's more "stand on" than "grasp".
[OOC] ORN: somehow it would be more appropriate if named GaoGaiTrombe, as the original name thus gets interrupted.
[OOC] Riia: The train tank and jet? Not yet.
[OOC] Pak: hahaha
[OOC] Riia: ….wait….is this thing controlled by a DDR pad?
[OOC] WC GM: Something like that.
Hector looks around. "Hm."
Pak: "…"
Pak eyes Riia's control pad.
The cloud-glacier leans to the right, banking towards a gap between volcanos.
Pak presses the opposite direction with his foot stealthily. >_>
[OOC] Riia: *has a sudden vision of a DDR pad with the speakers as the magical inputs and a ice-porthole as the screen*
It is fortunate it is so small; larger ones would be torn to shreds.
[OOC] Riia: Pak wants us to hurtle into a volcano?
[OOC] Pak: No, he wants to mess with Riia >_>
Riia levels the cloud onto a southerly course
The cloud-glacier stops leaning. It is now aiming to clip the volcano.
[OOC] Riia: Ah, yeah, Pak wants us to die to mess with Riia
Pak takes his foot off. >_>;
Riia frowns and pulls farther away from the volcano
The cloud-glacier oversteers, heading to the next volcano over!
Pak :O
[OOC] WC GM: Actually, this is atop the thing - no ice-porthole needed.
Cassandra_Lionheart opens her eyes and panics
Pak hits the brake!
Hector scratches his chin.
Riia hops back, startled - then turns the cloud back south, past the volcanos
Eric Lionheart: "…"
[OOC] Riia: No brake, iirc, just reverse thrust to stop
Felicia: "…"
[OOC] Pak: Right
[OOC] Pak: That's what I meant~
Riia also pulls the cloud up to lessen impact chances and widen viewable horizon.
Sakha: "Some smoother driving, if you will bunny?"
[OOC] Riia: However, at this time we don't have thrust, I think…
ORN: "…"
Riia scowls at Pak.
Riia holds up a sign: "More sensitive than I'd expected. Will improve."
The cloud-glacier levels out - somewhat - and slips between volcanos.
Pak ehe~ n.n;
The volcanos on either side melt the edges of the cloud-glacier a bit as you pass.
[OOC] WC GM: Awareness, all.
Riia rolled 1d100 and got 42 ( Total: 42 )
Pak rolled 1d100 and got 69 for a total of 69
Cassandra Lionheart rolled 1d100 and got 2 for a total of 2
[OOC] Pak: pass by-hahaha
[OOC] Riia: Pass by 28
[OOC] Pak: 31
Felicia rolled 1d100 and got 2 ( Total: 2 )
[OOC] Felicia: Yes.
[OOC] Cassandra Lionheart: whoa.
[OOC] Riia: Verra nice, Cassie
Hector rolled 1d100 and got 4 for a total of 4
[OOC] Hector: Critpass.
[OOC] Felicia: Yes.
Sakha rolled 1d100 and got 40 ( Total: 40 )
[OOC] Hector: Awareness is 100, so that'd be pass by 96 even if skill rolls couldn't crit.
Ahiru rolled 1d100 and got 77 ( Total: 77 )
ORN rolled 1d100 and got 98 ( Total: 98 )
[OOC] Felicia: Oh, theres the botch
[OOC] ORN: that be not good
[OOC] Felicia: No its ok
[OOC] Felicia: Because we just used 3 crits on awareness
[OOC] ORN: I got an 8 on my hp roll, I knew something had to give ;
[OOC] Cassandra Lionheart: waste of a crit…
The party sees scratches and marks of obvious artificial impact near the tops of the volcanos. Hector, Cassandra, and Felicia, having seen many battles in their time, know that a great battle took place here, followed by an evacuation of the survivors down the mountainside. ORN just sees the rock he has been hungering for.
ORN: "Excellent"
Cassandra Lionheart: "….Horrible."
Pak: "o.o Hm."
Felicia: "Hmm. It seems some of them got away, at least."
ORN: "Negative. You can clearly see marks of rapidly cooled igneous formations. This area is wonderous."
Hector: "Quite."
Pak: "…I could try to reel some rocks in for you ORN~"
Hector: "Our ancestors, perhaps."
ORN nods at Pak
Pak looks for some unstable rock.
ORN: "It may be preferable to what This Unit was intent upon performing."
Riia looks around the group, then shrugs and makes the decision on her own.
Pak sees quite a bit of unstable rock.
Pak tries to cast Tractor on it to pull it up to the airship!
Pak: "Come on~"
The rock is easily nabbed.
[OOC] WC GM: Don't bother rolling, even.
Felicia: "…? What are you up to?"
Pak: "I'm getting rocks for ORN."
Pak byuubyuubyuubyuu
ORN sparkles red a little and nods
Riia holds up a sign: "Any idea where to find Library?"
Cassandra_Lionheart looks at ORN
Pak pulls up a few at a time
Felicia: "Aren't we just drifting towards it anyway?"
Riia shakes her head.
Riia holds up a sign: "Moogles didn't know where it was, just south hemisphere."
ORN: "Affirmative. That one. And there."
Eventually, the group is through. On the horizon to the right is the edge of Refuge - the group can see the eastern temple, barely. The landmass on the horizon to the left would thus be the Vieran land.
Riia follows that with, "Besides, had to steer past volcanos."
Hector: "If you were a moogle, where would you hide a huge cachet of knowledge that you wanted to make sure wasn't destroyed or accessed by the wrong people?"
Hector: "Once we figure that out, the rest is easy."
Cassandra Lionheart: "Maybe the last place on Earth even WE would not think of?"
Pak looks over at Refuge.
Pak: "o.o~"
ORN looks over at Hector
Riia frowns at Cassie
Riia holds up sign: "You mean over south pole?"
ORN: "If This Unit, as This Unit understands it, were a tecschool, such a cache of knowledge would have been dumped into one of these volcanoes, This Unit's 'furry peers' then dancing around it for weeks before comitting the sacrificial hair pompom of an innocent child."
Pak: "…"
Pak looks at ORN funny.
ORN: "Luckily, Our lack of competance would have ensured the repository of knowledge survives to this day, in a strange and fortunous twist of intent."
Riia frowns in thought, then shakes her head.
Felicia: "…What?"
Riia holds up a sign: "They wanted to be able to still access it."
Riia thinks
ORN turns to Riia
ORN: "Which is cause for worry."
[OOC] WC GM: Awareness again
Pak rolled 1d100 and got 57 for a total of 57
Ahiru rolled 1d100 and got 42 ( Total: 42 )
Riia rolled 1d100 and got 59 ( Total: 59 )
Cassandra Lionheart rolled 1d100 and got 36 for a total of 36
Felicia rolled 1d100 and got 97 ( Total: 97 )
[OOC] Riia: Pass by 11
[OOC] Felicia: Hurp durp
[OOC] Cassandra Lionheart: pass by 64
ORN rolled 1d100 and got 50 ( Total: 50 )
[OOC] ORN: pass by 60
On the outside wall of the bedroom is a small, coin-shaped slot, a keypad, and a receptacle for…something.
Riia blinks
[OOC] ORN: 48 sorry
Riia throws her hands up in the air in triumph
[OOC] WC GM: Systems check if you're doing what I think you're doing, Riia.
Riia rolled 1d100 and got 59 ( Total: 59 )
[OOC] Riia: Pass by 21
Pak: "…A coin-operated slot?"
Riia taps a few patterns into the keypad. Unrecognizable - save to her - parts pour out of the machine.
Riia frowns and starts assembling parts…
Hector: "Like a converter that doesn't make anything?"
Hector: "Riia's got an idea for something. Everyone, stand back!"
Riia raises an eyebrow at Hector.
ORN gets closer instead and looks
Riia scowls at Hector.
[OOC] Eric Lionheart: DIY converter?
[OOC] ORN: what sort of parts? are they edible? anything look good or usable?
Hector: "Well, I'm not sayin' you're gonna blow us up. I'm just sayin' I wanna leave to your work."
Cassandra_Lionheart stands away from Riia.
[OOC] WC GM: Ice crystal stuff.
[OOC] WC GM: And they're apparently usable to Riia.
Riia casts a level glance at Hector, then nods and goes back to her work.
ORN observes
Hector sits down, leaning against the wall.
Riia blinks in thought, then raises a sign: "If you want something from converter, ask and I'll help"
Pak: "…"
Pak thinks.
Pak: "Can it make anything?"
The device comes together in Riia's hands - soon easily large enough to hold someone.
Riia shrugs and nods
Pak: "What are you making now?"
Riia stretches her neck and holds up a sign: "Sight booster. Wanna help?"
Pak: "Ooh! Yes please!"
ORN: "This Unit could use some knowledge or progressive experience with the high-end assimilation factors of the invasion force"
Pak hops over and starts helping! And by that, I mean he does whatever Riia says.
Riia gestures for Pak to get inside the device.
Pak gets inside~
Riia slides a sign where Pak can see that reads "Look using magic"
[OOC] Sakha: * imagines Annissina from Kyou kara Maou
Pak casts Sight.
[OOC] Pak: I like how pak is all "Experiment on me! Use me as a magical focus~!" etc etc
[OOC] Hector: He doesn't mind being a guinea pig because it gets him attention.
[OOC] Riia: Quite possibly.
[OOC] Pak: True ~_~
Riia tweaks the device to maximize the effects of Pak's Sight spell.
[OOC] Cassandra Lionheart: heh
Pak O.O
Pak: "O-o-o-wwowow!"
ORN: "?"
Pak: "Turn it down!@"
Riia turns down the gain!
Riia can see a shape reflected in Pak's eyes for a moment…
[OOC] Pak: well, Pak's third eye more likely…
…a many-armed spiral thing, softly glowing from its inner white light.
[OOC] Riia: ……err, a bit TOO powerful there.
[OOC] WC GM: His regular eyes were open too, no?
[OOC] WC GM: And yeah.
Riia turns the gain to minimum, then slowly starts raising it.
[OOC] Pak: Pak can't see out of his normal eyes when casting sight.
[OOC] WC GM: I thought the "O.O" meant his normal eyes were open, even if blinded.
[OOC] WC GM: Anyway.
Riia holds up a sign- "Ask him to tell when he can see Library."
[OOC] Pak: So he usually closes them- however, for this case- yeah
Pak: "Owww…"
ORN: "What were these things?"
Pak can eventually see just the southern hemisphere.
Pak: "What the heck was that thing?"
ORN: "Also, she asks for you to see the library."
ORN: "? describe?"
Pak: "Okay, wait. I can see most of the southern hemisphere."
[OOC] Hector: Angel Halo + Spiral from Marvel?
Riia coughs, embarrased
[OOC] Pak: The Milky Way Galaxy.
[OOC] WC GM: Galaxies.
[OOC] Riia: Yeah.
[OOC] ORN: … please tell me you were kidding jeff
[OOC] Riia: Or as ORN would say, our eventual foe.
Cassandra Lionheart: "It is all right Riia."
Pak: "U-uuu."
[OOC] ORN: that depends on how much of it is friendly. Most of it is probably just food ^^.

[OOC] Hector: I thought it was smaller. D:
[OOC] WC GM: Suffice it to say, they had a reason to design a Sight booster that powerful.
[OOC] Riia: Sure - how did the Invaders get here, after all?
Pak is still wincing, but looking for the Library.
[OOC] Riia: For that matter, how did they communicate?
Riia strokes Pak's head gently.
Clouds large and small appear to Pak. Most of them uninhabited - quite a few inhabited by nothing but moogle corpses.
Pak: "I see dead Moogles."
ORN: "Ah!"
Pak 's mind floats over the sky, mentally zooming in on anything interesting.
ORN: "Anything important?"
Pak: "Well, the dead moogles are on clouds, but that's to be expected."
One cloud stirs, attracting Pak's attention - oddly, he can hear this cloud, even though Sight is usually silent.
ORN: "Therefore these are usable clouds."
Pak: "?"
Pak: "One sec."
Pak zooms in.
Pak: "…"
Cassandra Lionheart: "You see something Pak..Good."
Pak: "Okay, comparing our position with that of this cloud… Will we avoid it…"
Pak: "!"
Hector: "The eternal question, huh."
Pak: "Aah! They see me!"
Cassandra Lionheart: "Oh..No."
Riia shuts down the device!
Pak: "There's a cloud!"
Felicia: "More moogles?"
Pak: "No! Mows!"
Felicia: "…Guh."
Cassandra Lionheart: "Your kidding, please?"
[OOC] WC GM: Pak runs into the problem with active sensors.
ORN: "… Where?"
Pak: "There were white and black ones on a cloud, and then suddenly they could see me and the cloud they were on started moving…"
ORN: "… Incoming."
Sakha: "It's actually expected… I'm surprised we didn't meet a group sooner…"
Pak: "I could… hear them, too. Which was odd."
Cassandra_Lionheart draws her Sword "Yeah, what did they say?"
The party can now hear…faint, indistinct…chrring, coming from the southwest.
[OOC] Hector: YOU SAID THIS WAS GOING TO BE RPING ONLY
[OOC] WC GM: Today's session is.
[OOC] Hector: D:
Riia debates
[OOC] WC GM: Didn't say I wouldn't end it leading into combat. :P
Riia brings the cloud around, pointing north, towards the volcanos.
[OOC] Sakha: It's only been an hour
[OOC] WC GM: Who said I intend to end it soon?
[OOC] ORN: we could just wipe out the cloud and let'em fall to their deaths
[OOC] ORN: the mows aren't necessarily the combat given how many of these damn things we can wipe out at once ;p
Pak: "Uhh!"
[OOC] Riia: Hence why Riia's aiming for the volcanos =p
Pak: "Wait, shouldn't I keep looking for the Library?"
Hector: "That'd be nice."
ORN nods at Pak
The cloud is easily brought around, and can soon be brought back to the other side.
Riia blinks, nods, and sets the gain to the southern-hemisphere one.
ORN: "Try finding the other thing you seemed confused about"
[OOC] Riia: Nah, hold in position to let them try to chase us.
ORN tries to find a good vantage point from which to bombard their approach
Pak keeps his sensor away from the Mows, examining clouds of interest.
The party is in the air, and at roughly the same altitude. All the vantage points are good.
ORN will kneel and start charging up, then.
Everyone but Pak sees a large incoming cloud, writhing as if alive.
By now, the party's cloud is just past the volcanos - the incoming cloud will never make it through.
Cassandra Lionheart: "….."
Riia pulls out her rifle and wings a few rounds towards the Mows, to keep them angry.
The living bits slough off onto the cloud proper, revealing a building they had been crawling over.
[OOC] Riia: …library?
Pak: "?"
Eric Lionheart: "Hmm."
It looks like it might just be the library.
Riia sighs, a bit bitterly.
Riia brings the cloud back south again.
ORN discharges into them, to keep them slightly less angry and slightly more dead
Sakha: "Guess we'll have to take them… I'll get them all wet and wash them away from those books."
Pak: "What happened?"
Pak looks at the cloud.
Riia nods and punches the cloud through the volcanos, trying to steer past the cloud.
ORN: "Are books not paper, Sakha?"
The building-cloud stops as the party's cloud comes back south.
[OOC] Riia: Well, it is a moogle library.
The edges of it melt - the mows begin jumping onto the volcanos!
Pak: ":O?"
[OOC] Riia: …naturally…
Cassandra Lionheart: "We got to get on the cloud and steer it!"
Sakha: "They're INSIDE the building. Buildings are meant to keep out water so it's fine."
Cassandra_Lionheart stops and thinks..
Riia steers towards the building-cloud.
Sakha: "I'l FREEZE any mows actually INSIDE."
As the mows jump, they seem to take color - the white ones turning magenta, and the black ones turning green.
ORN: "…"
[OOC] Riia: Can we get close to it without melting? Also, can we see where on the cloud the controls are?
ORN looks at exactly what terrain they're landing on
Pak: "Wat."
They seem to be jumping down towards Refuge.
The building-cloud has stopped - circling around, Riia can see its control pad, now abandoned.
ORN: "… Elemental adaptation to environment. They would appear to be modified by their landing point."
ORN fires a few shells down to 'meet them' and maybe help sound the alarm
Sakha throws out some Water to drown them.
It is difficult to see from this distance, but it does indeed seem like the people below got the alert that something is up.
Riia guides the bedroom cloud close in to the library cloud, bringing it to a slow hover over the control systems.
[OOC] Riia: ….come to think of it.
Pak: "We made it~"
[OOC] Riia: Where is Trombe?
[OOC] WC GM: Was wondering when you'd notice. ^_^
[OOC] Riia: A week late, alas
[OOC] Riia: I blame Jeff
[OOC] Hector: I thought the moogles wanted to poke around with him.
[OOC] ORN: if they open Trombe up we'll have to kill them though. that would be bad ^^:
[OOC] Riia: Mmm, non-destructive imaging
[OOC] ORN: … I wasn't here last week. what did they do to him?
[OOC] WC GM: They do want to poke around. Trombe is not present. These are related.
[OOC] ORN: … And you guys didn't stop them?
[OOC] WC GM: You don't know what, if anything, they have yet done.
[OOC] WC GM: They were ejected just as they woke up.
[OOC] Riia: If they build a rocket engine in him, all will be forgiven. Anyway, to the library!
[OOC] ORN: so we're instead headed to the library why?
Riia tries to land the bedroom cloud on the building cloud.
Easily accomplished.
[OOC] Riia: We wanted to go to the library. The Moogles, being after all techschoolesque, decided that the easiest way to get us there would be to throw us at it.
[OOC] ORN: without trombe.
[OOC] Pak: yes
[OOC] ORN: that's the kind of thing the villains do
[OOC] Hector: Would you shut up about that already.
Riia hops down to the building's controls and turns it south towards the pole.
[OOC] Riia: Honestly ORN, jeff's right - if ORN were saying it it'd be roleplaying it, but since this is OOC it's just kinda distracting from the story =p
[OOC] Hector: I'm not allowed to be right.
Oddly, the building-cloud's controls are just as responsive as the bedroom-cloud's controls, despite the one being much larger than the other.
Pak: "Can I get out of this thing now~?"
[OOC] Hector: You have to argue with me and tell me I'm wrong and retarded.
[OOC] Riia: Jeff - even a stopped watch is right twice a day
The building-cloud begins zipping away from the bedroom-cloud under Riia's control.
Riia grimaces.
Felicia: "…"
Riia slows it down…
The building-cloud zips away more slowly.
[OOC] Eric Lionheart: Didn't Riia land the bedroom cloud on the building cloud?
[OOC] Riia: Wasn't the bedroomcloud landed on the building?
[OOC] WC GM: The bedroom-cloud slipped off, with nothing to attach it.
[OOC] Felicia: as it is a CLOUD
[OOC] Riia: Leaving Riia by herself on the library…
The building echoes with chrrs.
Pak o.o
Riia looks at the very slowly receeding bedroom cloud.
Pak squirm. "What's going on? >.<"
Hector: "Have we figured out how to get everythin' to just stop movin' so damned much?"
[OOC] Riia: Don't suppose that this cloud has roll controls?
[OOC] WC GM: It does. But you probably don't want to roll 180 degrees.
[OOC] Riia: Eh, there's nothing to keep me from falling off, either, nevermind.
[OOC] WC GM: Yep.
Riia waves for the bedroom cloud to come closer.
[OOC] WC GM: And there's a roof to catch anything inside the building.
[OOC] Riia: Depends on if I can shake them out the windows, but then we'll lose books.
[OOC] Riia: Interesting fact - only two people are doing anything right now, rather than just commenting, and one of them is in a box, blind and helpless
[OOC] WC GM: I noticed.
[OOC] Cassandra Lionheart: I'm here…I don't know how to act..
[OOC] Sakha: same
[OOC] Felicia: Well, it's a cloud
[OOC] Hector: Yeah.
[OOC] Felicia: That's being controlled by machines
[OOC] Felicia: Clearly our forte
[OOC] Hector: Hector's neither mechanically-minded nor particularly smart.
Cassandra Lionheart: "Need help Pak?"
[OOC] Riia: With pretty damn rudimentary controls that you've seen in operation, Ms. Vehicles-at-100
[OOC] Hector: Sorry for not expecting a mechamagical dystopia when I joined this game.
Riia can see the rest of the party milling around in apparent confusion.
[OOC] Felicia: Ships at 100
Pak: "Why are we floating away? Someone step on the controls and make us move back towards Riia."
ORN stomps onto them
[OOC] WC GM: Which part of the pad, ORN?
[OOC] WC GM: Or random?
ORN will try and figure it out with systems. failing that its DDR time.
Hector: "Not TOO hard. Don't wanna launch us eighty miles in the opposite direction."
[OOC] Felicia: …though now yeah, they made all vehicles the same, so yes.
Felicia: "Let me try…"
ORN rolled 1d100 and got 58 ( Total: 58 )
[OOC] ORN: if systems usable made it by 32. otherwise, well, random
The bedroom-cloud ZOOMS forward - and is soon embedded in the building.
[OOC] ORN: or whatever looks to be pointing at riia
At least it is not drifting away from the building now.
ORN: "This Unit would recommend more precision in your directions"
Riia blinks, then wiggles her cloud around, seeing if the bedroom is stuck
The bedroom is quite stuck.
Sakha yelps and falls down… onto Hector.
Pak GAH!
[OOC] ORN: shift blaaame
Pak: "W-what just happened?!"
Riia nods in satisfaction, then throws a thumbs-up at the cloud, and whoever is still standing
Pak is still stuck in a machine.
Hector: "Aaah!"
Hector notices who's on him. "Aw, I didn't know you cared. :3"
Cassandra Lionheart: "Whoaaa.
Hector: "You wanna hold on tight, 'cause things might get a little bumpy?"
Sakha: "… no."
Sakha pushes Hector away.
Riia bounds over to the bedroom cloud and half-climbs up onto the patio.
ORN: "Where to now?"
ORN stands on the thing, obviously waiting to 'press' down on the next spot
ORN: "… ."
Hector chuckles. "Well, it was worth a shot."
Pak: "~_~"
Riia cups a hand over the back of one of her ears and runs it up, then points at the building and mimes a tiny ball of fluff.
Felicia pokes at Pak. "We got stuck."
ORN sits in the middle, makes a fist and figures this way's better
Eric Lionheart: "Hmm."
Pak: "Oh."
The bedroom-cloud is about two meters up from the "patio" surrounding the building.
Pak: "That's odd. How did that happen?"
Off a little ways is a set of double doors.
The building has no windows.
Felicia: "Ramming speed, mostly."
Hector: "Look, as long as this is gonna get anchored to the library for as long as we need to, I'm not complainin'."
Cassandra Lionheart: "Well…Okay."
Pak: "Oh."
Pak: "…"
Felicia: "But at least it wont drift away or anything, for now…"
Pak: "Okay, that's good~!"
Pak nods blindly at Felicia.
Sakha walks over to the entrance and smiles :3 "Books~"
Riia holds up a sign and waves at Sakha cautiously - "Mows."
Sakha does not seem to be paying attention
[OOC] Riia: Naturally.
The building continues to chrr a bit.
[OOC] Sakha: She's unaware for a reason
Hector gets up and starts heading for the library.
ORN: "…"
[OOC] Riia: I know =p
Cassandra_Lionheart follows Sakha and nods to the party.
Sakha moves to open the doors.
Riia hops down, then walks after her
ORN stands and jumps to point since sakha'll obviously get eaten
Riia slides a round into the chamber.
The doors open easily. Inside…are no books.
Felicia tries to get Pak out of the machine. "Seems we're going in."
Sakha: "Ehhhhhhhhhhh?" She's very disappointed.
[OOC] Riia: Either this isn't a library, moogles don't use paper, or the mows ate what we're here for.
Pak ow! "Stop! >_O It's still on!"
Instead, the building is one giant open space, with a large crystal with several secondary spikes of crystal dominating the center.
Felicia: "Oof!"
Felicia: "How does it turn off?"
ORN: "Sustenence!"
Pak: "I don't know. Normally I could just drop sight but I feel locked-in."
ORN jumps to it quickly and takes a look; what kind?
Lights dance around the bottom, in multiple screen-like configurations.
Sakha blinks and inspects the crystall
ORN sees more ice.
[OOC] Sakha: How Superman
Except…purer.
Pak: "Go get Riia or hit buttons at random or something."
ORN: "… ."
Riia twitches, her ears cocking, then she runs back to the cloud.
Hector: "Oooookay."
[OOC] Riia: Bedroom cloud, that is.
ORN goes dark, dismayed
Riia deactivates the device.
White and black mows surround the base of the giant crystal.
But the mows seem to pay no attention to the party.
Cassandra_Lionheart sees Riia speed by "Riia, what is up?"
They face the crystal, bouncing on it seemingly at random.
Pak crawls in.
[OOC] Pak: er, out
Pak: "Thanks x_x;"
Sakha walks by them with the same attitude and taps the crystal.
Riia nods and sighs.
Riia makes a note to build an off-switch where Pak can use it…
Pak heads into the library.
Felicia follows.
Riia heads in as well.
Eric_Lionheart follows the group.
A square of light appears on the crystal in front of Sakha.
Sakha peers at it
ORN: "… ."
ORN looks at Riia
Hector: "This might be the worst library ever."
ORN: "Are these required to power it or should This Unit consume their remains?"
Pak: "o.o"
Pak: "Ooh?"
Riia raises an eyebrow at ORN
Riia taps her eyes and points at the Mows.
ORN points at the mows, visibly charging up some electricity
Eric Lionheart: "They aren't attacking us…"
Riia frowns.
ORN: "Mows"
Riia holds up a sign: "Aren't creatures, are weapons."
ORN looks at Eric, figuring the name should be enough reason here
Hector: "Huh."
Cassandra Lionheart: "Weapons?"
Riia follows that with "If aren't attacking us with force, are attacking us with something else."
Pak: "They are kinda weird."
ORN: "Of course. Annihilation and consumption of life in their area."
Sakha rolled 1d100 and got 23 for a total of 23
Riia thumbs towards the giant crystal - "Stealing information."
ORN nods
ORN: "Ending theft."
Words come up in front of Sakha - in Vieran/Ancient.
ORN chain-lightnings the damn things
Riia sighs and gets ready for a long series of signs: "Mows made after we, because we think."
Pak: "!"
Half of the mows fall to ORN's first burst.
Pak: "I know that language!"
[OOC] WC GM: Let Sakha react before ORN's second, please.
[OOC] WC GM: Or Pak, if he can pass a check.
[OOC] ORN: charging, obviously go ahead
Sakha touches the screen and asks -why- in the same language
[OOC] Hector: Are there multiple console-like things, or just the one?
[OOC] WC GM: Multiple, but Sakha's interacting with just one.
[OOC] Hector: Hm. Time to get a new lore.
[OOC] WC GM: Quite a few are free now that ORN's blasted away their former users, though.
Pak rolled 1d100 and got 77 for a total of 77
[OOC] Pak: pass by 23
Hector walks over to one of the consoles that's not currently in use.
Hector: "Alright, so…how does this thing work?"
Cassandra_Lionheart goes to a console to see what is going on also.
Riia looks at an abandoned console, trying to figure out what the Mows were up to.
Eric_Lionheart hmms and wanders up to the crystal console thing.
Pak: "It's downloading information."
Pak: "Almost done. 100 years."
Hector pushes what looks like a button.
ORN fries the rest of the mows and goes on to a free console to figure out what its for
Riia frowns
Cassandra Lionheart: "Well..Lets see now." *looks for a button to press on her console*
Felicia keeps a lookout, looking around the area while others fiddle with consoles.
Everyone can recognize the Vieran language - but only those who speak it can use the terminals.
[OOC] WC GM: Lang: Vieran - aka Lang: Ancient - or default.
Hector: "Dammit!"
Hector: "It's all bloody foreign!"
[OOC] ORN: will try default for now
Pak: "So… huh."
ORN rolled 1d100 and got 55 ( Total: 55 )
Pak: "I wonder what it's calculating."
[OOC] ORN: GF I guess
[OOC] Hector: Defaults to what?
ORN rolled 1d100 and got 38 ( Total: 38 )
[OOC] Cassandra Lionheart: default for me
Cassandra Lionheart rolled 1d100 and got 17 for a total of 17
[OOC] Cassandra Lionheart: crit learn?
Riia scans through the text on her screen, then starts punching in requests about Converters.
Eric_Lionheart has some degree of Ancient language knowledge and fiddles with a free console.
[OOC] WC GM: Crit is < 10
Hector rolled 1d100 and got 78 ( Total: 78 )
[OOC] Cassandra Lionheart: Ok…Still not bad
Hector D: face.
Pak asks about biological converters on another panel.
Hector: "Someone who can read this, get over here and gimme a hand!"
Those who can read the information, can see that the mows were typing in data.
Pak: "Oh?"
Pak: "Hm."
ORN has stopped them, obviously.
Cassandra Lionheart: "…"
ORN walks over to Riia
ORN: "? ? ? ? ?"
ORN: "This Unit does not speak that language."
Riia frowns and hunts through the data, looking for inaccuracies, trying to figure out what - besides typing - the mows had been doing.
[OOC] WC GM: Systems check, Riia.
ORN: "What are you performing?"
Riia rolled 1d100 and got 98 ( Total: 98 )
[OOC] Riia: GF
Riia rolled 1d100 and got 31 ( Total: 31 )
[OOC] Riia: Pass by 39.
[OOC] Riia: Make that 49
Pak is just looking for data on bunny girls and gambling converters and stuff related to himself.
Hector gives up in frustration and goes over to see what Pak's doing.
Pak can easily find data on the bunny girls - as in, the Viera.
Pak: "Hm."
Hector can see the pictures Pak brings up, at least.
Cassandra_Lionheart tried to comprhend that images.
Half-formed Vierans in glass tanks.
Hector: "I can't read a damn word on these things. And it's not my fault they weren't offerin' to teach languages for races nobody knew existed in the first place."
Pak o.o
Hector: "What the…!"
Riia sighs
Pak: "Meep."
Charts of various metrics.
Pak: "Mmph."
Pak: "This is… creepy, but…"
Riia looks for the information she needs to finish building the portable converter.
One shot of a large array of glass tanks - most of them with a Viera forming.
Pak typetypetype. Looks for data on prototype.
ORN: "?"
Pak brings up a page with a picture of the exact bunny girl he has been summoning.
Pak: "!
Pak: "It's her!"
Pak read data!
Hector: "What's it say?"
Pak: "It says she's the oldest living viera from the first generation."
Pak: "She's… tending to systems on 'Luna'."
Pak: "And she randomly vanishes."
Cassandra Lionheart: "Luna?"
ORN: "…"
Sakha: "The moonbase."
Pak: "Luna is apparently the inner-"
Pak: "!"
Pak scrollback.
ORN: "… Entrypoint. Can you reverse the summoning process?"
Pak: "!!!"
Pak: "!!!!!"
Pak jawdrop!
Sakha reads over Pak's shoulder
Felicia: "What?"
Cassandra_Lionheart gives up and listens in
Pak: "It… it says… she's been doing experiments transmitting her power to someone on the planet."
Hector: "Crazy."
Pak: "…And that they were more or less selected at random."
Hector: "After you're done with that, look up some things for me."
Pak: "Niichan, don't you know what that means?"
Hector: "Random, you say?"
Sakha: "So what… she is the controlling force of all these replication devices AND you?"
Pak: "Well…"
Hector: "She's the embodiment of chance?"
Pak: "Me, at the very least…"
Pak: "Lemme look up that thing about the replication device."
Pak taptaptap
Pak: "What other experiments has she run?"
WC GM rolled 1d100 and got 11 ( Total: 11 )
Pak: "Oh?"
Pak: "Wait, guys! A translator!"
Pak tries to activate it,.
ORN: "That would prove useful. This Unit cannot make lefts or rights of most of this."
Cassandra Lionheart: "Nice."
The screens flicker - and then display their data in (occasionally broken) Common.
Hector: "Hey, it worked!"
Hector: "Alright, I'm going to do a little digging of my own."
Pak: "There you go!"
Hector goes back to the console he was using and pops open a search function.
ORN nods and walks over to the one he tried earlier
Pak converts his screen back to Vieran, since he can read it more easily if it's non-broken."
Pak then continues researching ms. Bunny.
ORN starts looking up ALL the information he can, period, but starting first and foremost with the more advanced assimilation techniques being used, as that could potentially allow faster learning if the library's edible.
The bunny girl was one of the first prototypes. Suspected of instilling her offspring with a rebellious streak that led to the reduction of their utility.
Felicia goes to a console, and just browses somewhat randomly, looking for anything of interest.
ORN can easily see that looking up ALL the information will take longer than the group has.
As in, decades at least, possibly centuries.
Pak: "Ooh~!"
[OOC] Riia: Any luck on completed converter diagrams?
Pak: "It looks like your ancestor is kinda rebellious. <3"
Cassandra_Lionheart goes back to her console and tries to find something on the Lionheart family.
Sakha peruses for information on the invaders to the north.
Riia winks at Pak
As Riia looks over the diagrams, her own memory flashes a bit more…
Pak: "…Hey, if the invaders live in the north, what's at the south pole?"
Pak: "Someone should look that up!"
Riia's Lore unseals! Riia has learned Lore: Alien Technology.
[OOC] Riia: !
[OOC] Hector: Crap, I need a Lore to learn.
Eric Lionheart: "There seems to be a impressive ammount of infomation here."
[OOC] Sakha: Lore: Interspecies Relationships
[OOC] Hector: Valid lore, WC?
The "invaders" - they call themselves Yeti - are the former inhabitants of Luna. Big, furry, and used to a cold environment.
ORN starts with just convertor tech/understanding first, more the theory than the designs
Pak: "Hm."
[OOC] WC GM: Valid, but probably not learnable from this place.
[OOC] Hector: Poops.
[OOC] Hector: Looks up information on the operation of black magic. He's honestly a little curious as to how that kind of crap works. Maybe it'll help him understand Sakha a bit more.
Hector:
Sakha checks - were they natives of Luna?
[OOC] Riia: Have to do research on it with Sakha, I guess.
[OOC] Hector: Strike that from the log. I mistyped.
Hector looks up information on black magic. He's honestly a little curious as to how that kind of crap works. Maybe it'll help him understand Sakha a bit more.
The Yeti constructed Luna to travel from their dying home planet.
Pak idly examines proto-Bunny's experiments~ He's looking forward to meeting her now.
Riia looks from the crystals to the doors and back again…
[OOC] Pak: I wonder if I could pick up a Lore too.
Sakha peruses if they have a seperate language from Viera.
[OOC] Eric Lionheart: BRB.
The Yeti, per chance, happened across signals from a civilization that was just discovering radio, and transmitted information to help that civilization help guide them in, with the full intent of invading the world.
Perhaps co-habitating, perhaps not. But surviving.
Riia jogs her way over to the bedroomship and its converter, and starts fabricating parts for a converter of her very own.
Pak: "Hm."
Cassandra Lionheart: "So, someone lead them here?"
Hector, by searching on "black magic", quickly finds one entry in the chain describing how they did that.
Ahiru looks up information on the structure of the world before the spirits went nuts.
Diary: "Target world magic different from us. Magic based on elements - foreign to ours."
Hector starts reading it.
Diary: "Ours are energy ('Holy'), entropy ('Shadow'), and matter ('Ice' - that's what it comes out to, to them)."
Pak continues exploring his… 'mother's' history.
Diary: "Theirs are tri-axial - Fire vs. Water, Earth vs. Wind, Lightning vs. Bio."
Diary: "Locals predict full integration of elements within fifty years."
Hector: "…their magic became a part of OUR magic?"
Diary: "Follow-up mana modification entails channeling their magic to our schools. Most of the elements will be enslaved to Shadow; most of the healing will be in Holy. A few other domains might crop up."
[OOC] Riia: Gravity.
[OOC] ORN: and that would explain a good deal of what happened. slaving half the stuff to entropy…
Hector: "Enslaved elements?"
Sakha finds that the Yeti simply gave the Vierans they created the same language, for ease of dealing with.
Pak taptaptap~
Ahiru finds much the same information, with a later diary entry.
Diary: "Locals have become aware of our plans to invade. Many oppose."
Diary: "Locals have taken our artificial intelligence research, and intend to apply it to their nine elements."
Hector looks in for information on the actual workings of black magic, common symbols to recognize what's coming out, etc.
Diary: "Locals seem to remain unaware that three of them are ours. Tertiary contingency plan: if successful, assume control over our three elements."
Pak: "Ahh, I see…"
Pak finds an earlier entry about the Vierans…
Pak ooh~
Diary: "In order to facilitate inhabitation of new planet, we have begun construction of a species midway between ourselves and our aides."
Pak tailwags as he reads.
Diary: "Our aides call themselves 'Moogles', and have been able to provide the most data about themselves. In their opinion, the designs approximate a local species called 'Mithra'."
Diary: "Potential interactions amusing to consider, but unlikely in practice. Vierans designated slave species, to be put down once their use is over and we control the planet."
Pak: "Ah… maybe that's why she picked a Mithra for her… experiments."
[OOC] Riia: Fsckers
Pak: "…How mean, though."
Diary: "Warning: limiters malfunctioning with some of the prototypes. Rebellious behavior possible. Will terminate the most extreme cases."
Pak: "Hm… :3"
[OOC] Riia: By firing us into a fscking volcannon round
Pak scrolls ahead for Milf-related Data.
[OOC] Riia: Fsckers
Pak: "Oh! Wait, that thing with the volcannon…"
Pak scrolls back towards that.
Diary: "Female-only biology created to maximize breeding capability once on surface. Biological compatibility with locals designed for, but will have to be tested on arrival. Secondary invasion strategy: interfere with native breeding until almost all natives are Viera, and thus under our control."
[OOC] ORN: it sounds like you're prounoucning it 'fisc-ers' which is our irs equivalent….
A later diary entry turns up…
Diary: "All Yeti and most Viera have left. Only residents are caretaker Viera, guard drones, and artificial intelligence units. ALERT! ALERT! INTRUDERS DE"
Diary: "…ah, good, it takes dictation."
[OOC] Riia: Grav?
Diary: "Well, well, looks like it was trying to narrate a history of this place. Shall we, sis?"
Diary: "Yes, my brother."
Diary: "To any who may read these words. This is Plu and Min, broadcasting from…Luna, we think this is called."
ORN: "?"
Cassandra Lionheart: "Oh..my.."
ORN listens but goes back to reading his own stuff
Diary: "We're not entirely sure what's going on up here, but we intend to find out. In the mean time, we'll run interference so you can follow."
Pak: "o.o!"
Diary: "We'll load the data onto some units and try to get it back to the planet. Unfortunately, everything that can speak is already gone. Well, except for the controlling spirit, Grav."
[OOC] Riia: The mows I had ORN destroy…great.
Diary: "Why do they keep calling us spirits 'artificial intelligences'? Grav seems to think we were manufactured just like it was."
Pak: "o.o"
Pak: "Grav is an Artificial Intelligence!"
[OOC] Riia: Duh, he's a Spirit, they're ALL AI….unless Plu and Min aren't.
[OOC] ORN: they were all given ai. that grav was the AI for the inner moon well that part we already knew ^^;
Sakha: "Did you exist before these records?" She asks the system, wondering if it would transmit.
Diary: "This will probably be the last entry for a while. We just floated up here, but reinforcements will have to find their own way."
The system does not respond to Sakha's question.
[OOC] ORN: as for the mows; well, we can take the knowledge down. what do you think would happen when they get spotted on the ground after everything they've done anyways?
Pak: "So Plu and Min… sent this data down to the planet."
[OOC] Hector: Am I learning Lore: Black Magic yet? D:
Diary: "I just hope we can stay sane. Our siblings…they seemed to be touched, when they were driven into their hosts."
[OOC] WC GM: Learning lores will take at least a day, but yes.
Pak: "Hm…"
Pak: "There's a lot of interesting things here."
Cassandra Lionheart: "The question is..How long was this made, and were they driven into hosts?"
[OOC] WC GM: In fact, if you want to spend a day here, everyone can pick up a Lore of their choice - at MAG default if you've got Scholastic affinity, otherwise at 20.
Pak: "Hey, you guys~"
[OOC] WC GM: Assuming it's something that could reasonably be within this computer.
Pak: "Wanna stick around here for a bit and research?"
Pak: "I… oh!"
ORN nods, already obviously doing so to the best of his ability
Pak: "I know what we should look up!"
Pak typetypetype!
Cassandra Lionheart: "I think we should stick around. We can learn something here."
Sakha peruses the information in the system about the method of integrating the magic systems and manipulating the forces of magical power.
Pak: "How to get back onto Luna? How to stop Luna from crashing?"
Information as to how to stop Luna is not available.
Looks like Plu and Min were stuck for ideas on that.
ORN of course looking up everything he can about their conversion/assimilation technology, remote control, and AI formation, though not sure what lores get involved just there since it probably wouldn't be cooking on that first one
Pak: "Aw."
Pak: "How can we get there, though?"
Pak type type
[OOC] WC GM: Lore: Alien Tech can cover all of that - at a generalist level. You only get one Lore for one day here.
[OOC] Cassandra Lionheart: Sounds good to me
Cassandra_Lionheart tries to learn what she can from console about this technology
ORN: "… Integration of these factors should prove most interesting. The Creators would be most amused."
Pak finds no solutions about getting up to Luna. Plu and Min "just floated" - they do not say how - and seemed to have no idea how reinforcements would follow.
Pak: "…D:"
ORN looks at Pak
Pak: "Well, that's no good. No ideas here for how to get up to Luna or how to stop it."
ORN: "Can you reverse the summoning process for your prototype friend?"
Pak: "I… could look it up."
Pak taptaptap.
Pak: "Reverse summoning?"
[OOC] Riia: Summon us to her
ORN: "… The Viera physically appears within the area. This implies transport to that area is possible."
Cassandra Lionheart: "So, what..You just want to grab her and say "Teleport us please?"
Pak: "
Pak: "Maybe."
Sakha looks up the history of these Aliens.
Riia returns to the Library room, with an armful of parts and a head full of thoughts.
ORN: "… Negative. Simply 'summon' This Group to her in the same way she is returned upon acting."
Cassandra Lionheart: "Sounds…kinky."
Eric_Lionheart also tries to see what he can learn about the technology.
Ahiru looks up more about the creation of people - and spirits.
ORN: "While assimilation of Yeti technology is not yet guaranteed, this should be possible shortly. Annihilation of the infestation vectors from within the planetoid would bypass several defense mechanisms and potentially allow direct assaults upon Grav. Extreme cold conditions can be assumed, however, but Eric and Sakha's presences should allow This Group to cope with this."
Hector is just reading up on how black magic is made. He's not aspiring to be a mage, but it seems like his enemies love that kind of stuff.
Hector looks up briefly. "And don't forget courage, Orn. Courage lets us do anything!"
Pak: "…"
Felicia: "…"
Pak: "Hey, Ahiru!"
Pak calls over while researching.
ORN: "This Unit has not seen such an item available in shops. Perhaps Riia can create some using convertors."
Pak: "You should look up that love-elemental thing that people were talking about before! I was half-asleep but I caught a bit of it."
[OOC] Riia: Courage, ORN?
[OOC] Riia: Actually I think Pak was being probed at the time.
Riia sticks her fingers in her mouth, whistles piercingly, and waves her arm in the air to get everyones attention.
Ahiru: "Hmmmmmmmmmmmm…?"
ORN: "?"
Riia holds up a sign that says, "Before study, need plan."
Pak looks over at Riia.
ORN jumps over
Pak: "Plan?"
Cassandra Lionheart: "For?"
Riia shows sign: "What do we want to do next? Last goal was library."
Ahiru punches that love elemental stuff up to
Pak: "Uh."
[OOC] Hector: brb in a bit, toilet.
ORN: "Annihilation of hostiles as always of course. Alternatively, their conversion to neutral or friendly status through assimilation, violence, extreme violence or communication."
Pak: "I've been trying to find ways to get to Luna, but no dice…"
Riia nods
ORN: "Preferably a direct route to the Luna core and Grav's existance using Pak's summoning capabilities or a subversion of the polar warp systems."
Riia holds up three fingers, then points at first finger: "Aer, need seal?"
Riia points at the second finger, and hoists up "Enemies on caps?"
Ahiru finds a diary entry.
Riia points at third finger, and holds up "Moon."
Riia waves the three fingers, then holds up "What first? Need seal Aer or not?"
ORN: "Aer appeared adequately neutralised upon dissimination of beatings. Sealing is not required and This Unit extremely warns against it given Aer's current impedance of re-entry."
Diary: "Subject: 'love elemental'. Unanticipated part of local elemental forces. Can not incorporate into our plans. Plan: suppress and ignore."
Diary: "Not a true elemental force, but an elemental-like force formed out of emotions."
Pak: "Hmm…"
Pak: "We could-ah!"
Diary: "Maximum projected force equivalent to entirety of one element."
ORN: "This Unit strongly suggests the annihilation, design plans or subversion of the current Amulet, in case further beatings result in auto-absorbtion"
Pak: "We could try to look up the amulet, yes."
Pak: "And additionally, Grav."
ORN nods at Pak
Riia nods.
Pak: "And Even-More-Additionally, how to pierce the warp-barrier and get to Yetiland."
Diary: "Force is erratic but predictable - we should arrive about a hundred years before the next major spike occurs. This should be plenty of time to eradicate love as an element."
Riia shrugs at that, holds a wall, then traces a line over it and then one under it.
ORN: "Any designs capable of harnessing the Love element could prove an effective weapon given the information Sakha provided on the element."
Diary: "Or harness it if possible."
ORN: "…"
[OOC] Riia: Harness - or amulet. Hence why Grav found Ahiru.
ORN: "It would seem harnessing it is what has already occured by hostile forces"
Ahiru follows up on the harnessing
ORN: "Also, why would high-energy constructs such as the spirits be linked to shadow, when they are obviously as destructive in nature as White? Could this be a source of their insanity?"
ORN: "This would suggest an error in the subversion/control attempt, or a disregard for their capabilities in hopes of degrading their capacity in favor of prefered tasteless meltables."
Pak: "…"
Pak: "Uh."
[OOC] Riia: Tasteless meltables = ice
Riia sighs at ORN
Pak sits ORN in front of a Terminal and brings up White Magic vs Black Magic- compared and contrasted.
Pak: "Read this."
ORN reads
Pak heads back to his terminal and starts looking up Time Magic.
ORN: "?"
There are no entries on solid plans as to how to harness the love element.
Riia frowns, heads outside to the controls, and puts the cloud on a course for Refuge.
Diary: "Magic form labelled 'Time Magic' has cropped up. Appears to be homage to our gravitational technology - magic is part imposing will, and some of our technology does act like magic."
Pak: "Hm."
Diary: "Locals have shunted warp drives, gravity, teleportation, and relativistic time manipulation into one form of magic, separate from elemental schools."
The cloud is easily steered towards Refuge.
Pak: "So…huh…"
ORN looks at the entries pak wanted him to read?
Pak looks up Grav, compares.
Diary: "WARNING! Central intelligence guiding Luna systems appears to have gained sentience!"
Pak: "Wat"
Diary: "Unit names itself 'Grav'. Motives currently unknown."
Riia keeps an eye on the course of the cloud, then prepares to remove the sighting assembly from her rifle.
Pak: "That's… ominous. D:"
Diary: "Additional: current research indicates similar objectives as Yeti - reach planet and invade. Possible additional motives, hard to discern before arrival."
Pak: "…Well then."
[OOC] Pak: Sakha was looking up the reasons why the Yetis had to hijack their moon and desert their home planet I think
[OOC] WC GM: Ah, right.
Pak: "Hm…"
Pak: "Grav's not only an AI, but a rogue one that gained Sentience."
[OOC] ORN: and ORN has to read those things pak put in front of him for some reason about 'differences in white and black magic'
Pak: "…"
Pak eyes ORN.
ORN looks over
Pak: "You don't get to eat the moon."
ORN: "?"
ORN: "…"
ORN goes completely black and GLARES
ORN: "?"
Pak: "You'll catch a disease!"
ORN: "?"
Felicia: "…Just no."
Diary: "Mission log begin. Our home planet - I dare not even say its name, any more - is dead. Climactic variations induced by our own industrialization have rendered it uninhabitable. Those few of us who saw what was coming and tried to do something, were too late."
[OOC] Hector: Grav is Shodan?
[OOC] Pak: n.n;
[OOC] Pak: maybe.
[OOC] ORN: PFFT. Oh nice. Global warming did'em in. that's priceless
[OOC] Hector: Also, JESUS CHRIST ENOUGH WITH THE OVERINDUSTRIALIZATION WILL DESTROY US ALL thing.
[OOC] Hector: We need a JRPG that makes the tree-hugging hippies more brutal and psychotic and murderous than the factory workers.
[OOC] Sakha: X
[OOC] Pak: You mean FF7?
[OOC] Riia: Eh, once you start removing pieces of your planet's core you're essentially fscked.
[OOC] ORN: naw, its not the workers fault, its the corner-cutting of emissions controls/filtration and the like that ends up fucking shit up ;p
Diary: "Ironically, had we been free to continue research and development, our planet would be saved. But those who wanted to 'protect the environment' and rejected the science needed to do so, ensured our doom."
[OOC] ORN: the hippies are in fact usually shown as psychotic nutters in not jrpgs games
[OOC] Riia: Also, Jeff's error lies in saying "factory workers" and not "barons of industry."
Pak: "…That's silly."
[OOC] Riia: The factory workers are just poor and oppressed. ShinRa? Villanous compared with the eco-terrorrists.
Pak checks that entry for edits.
ORN: "Explain disease. And explain these files?"
[OOC] Hector: Well, you know what I mean, dick.
Pak: "Well, you always seem to postulate on why white magic isn't destructive."
Pak: "I thought that would help explain."
ORN: "Negative. This Unit questions your assumptions that White is not."
Pak: "Also, it's just a guess, but eating a giant ball that's grav-infected?"
[OOC] Riia: Hey, you're the one who said I should be portrayed as brutal, psychotic, and murdeurous.
Hector is too busy reading to really pay much attention.
Pak: "That's… not a good idea. Especially if it turns out that you two run off the same tech."
ORN: "Grav-infected? Grav is a spirit controlling it. Eliminate the spirit, obtain the mass."
Diary: "We, the few who champion knowledge, have evacuated to our moons. We have created propulsion devices within them, to guide our travel across the stars. Our voyage will begin when those who remain beneath us conclude their war, between those who would 'save' the planet with ignorance and, well, frankly themselves at this point, detonate the planet with their weapons."
Pak: "Grav ISN'T a spirit."
ORN: "The additional mass will be required to expand operations and save the next world."
Pak: "It's an AI."
Pak: "Think something more like yourself."
ORN: "Then there shall be only one."
Cassandra Lionheart: "No…sounds more like Grav is a virus.."
Pak: "That's what I'm worried about. How do I know he won't consume you in return, or worse, you decide to designate us as hostiles?"
ORN: "Grav is the intelligence controlling the Luna planetoid. Grav's elimination is already required by This World for continued existance. Tectonic activity would be greatly aided if the remaining inert mass was then removed from the vicinity, allowing This Group to travel to the next location in need of aid."
Pak: "I don't mean to say you can't eat moon rocks at all. But mass-consumption could be risky."
ORN: "This Unit would not redesignate This Group as hostile unless you became hostiles."
Pak: "Just read the article ~_~"
ORN: "You are, however, correct in estimating that current assimilation capacity is moderately lower than the invader technology, as illustrated by interactions with the convertor system."
Felicia: "Even if it isnt an ordinary spirit, it behaves like one…"
ORN: "However, having understood this and more *points to a console* of their process, expansion of assimilation capacity to integrate meltables and low grade carbon from milf-controlled Units…"
ORN: "Will allow the eventual takeover and subversion of the incoming planetoid for the sake of a new stage of hostile-elimination."
Ahiru: "But the Spirits were all created from this system."
Pak: "…Well, that might help…"
Pak: "Okay, read about that~"
ORN: "Save Ahiru. And the spirits, save Ahiru of course, were all beaten down to within milimeters of their existance with little effort on the part of This Group."
Ahiru: "They are all these A-I things… They are man-made…"
Cassandra_Lionheart thinks
ORN: "Grav is simply the primary goal of this operation. The Planetoid is simply a more advanced form of blue slime, as the viera necrotic spheres, mows, and countless other existances have been."
Pak: "…"
Pak decides to look up "Blue Slime".
ORN: "It is simply a matter of clearing out the cave."
Pak: "W…what."
ORN: "And not allowing cadet units to confuse it with water when performing fetch operations for the Creators."
Cassandra Lionheart: "So, if you think about it, the other spirits can be though up as sub-programs? And the amulet Ahiru has then in a CPU to hold them in?"
Pak: "…"
Pak looks at Cassie funny.
Pak: "What?"
ORN: "? ? ? ?"
Pak sees very little information about blue slimes - they appear to be a minor native species of no interest to the Yeti.
Cassandra Lionheart: "I know…Sounds far fetched."
ORN: "CPU?"
Pak: "o.o"
Eric Lionheart: "Hmm."
Cassandra Lionheart: "Core process Unit? I think?"
ORN: "A core could process a Unit, if it was built to do so. This Unit does not really understand your point however."
Hector looks up ice magic, and specificallly if there's a personality pattern of those who use it.
Cassandra Lionheart: "Anyways, it is far fecthed. Don't mind me."
Pak: "Hey, ORN. What's that Blue Slime thing you keep talking about? This computer doesn't know."
[OOC] WC GM: Hector finds that ice magic users are universally warm-hearted, kind, generous, and pure souls…not. :P
ORN: "In any case, once Grav has been eliminated, This Planetoid nevertheless requires elimination from current degrading Orbit. This Unit would strongly suggest its subversion as a transport for This Group and the Trombe unit."
Hector does not find any specific personality pattern associated with ice specialists.
ORN: "Ah. The Creators originally tasked This Unit with the elimination of small blue jelly-like creatures infesting a cave outside the forestburg hangars. They appeared to enjoy the cold damp conditions and were easily turned into a bucket-capable paste through applied leverage of large boulders."
Pak: "…I see."
Pak: "That was your first job, huh?"
Pak: "Mine was working on a Casino Boat."
ORN: "Unfortunately, This Unit returned to find the hangars severely damaged as well as all known Creators eliminated or in the process of ceasing."
Pak: "D:"
Hector: "Huh. So Sakha's how she is 'cause of how she is, not 'cause she's flingin' blizzards all day."
ORN: "This Unit was asked to aid the 'helpers' as a weapon of 'relative possible justice'."
Pak: "I see."
Pak: "And we were the Helpers, so…"
Pak: "Sorry, it's been a while, so~ n.n;"
Cassandra Lionheart: "Whom ask you ORN?"
ORN: "Elder Units seemed to have difficulty understanding the concept of Weaponry as a factor in creation"
[OOC] Pak: I'm tired and sick, so I'll just have Pak persue his Warp Field research
ORN: "Chief enchanter Aurelia. First name C ?"
ORN: "The one which was always enjoying various sexual performances with Creator Lionheart."
Cassandra_Lionheart hears that and sighs "She knew huh?"
Pak pfff.
ORN: "However, This Unit was the first to recieve adequate explanations as to the nature of existance and creation, this was from Creator Lionheart. As This Unit understands it, ORN Units 1 and 2 were made relatively conflicted due to misunderstandings as to their existance. This nearly led to a breakdown. Unit 3 never quite got that far due to failed attempts at high magic 'flare' resulting in premature detonation and the collapse of Hangar 5"
[OOC] WC GM: I think we're starting to wind down, so…11250 XP each for today.
[OOC] WC GM: Let me know when ready to logend.
[OOC] Pak: kay
ORN: "This Unit had its sources explained directly, however. Which is strange, as there is nothing inherently wrong with creation as a weapon. Violence brings happiness to all those suffering from hostility. Excessive violence moreso."
[OOC] Hector: I can end at any time. Orn is The King of TLDR at this point.
[OOC] Riia: TLDR?
[OOC] Riia: …the long drawnout read?
ORN: "The fate of Cadet Units 5+ are unknown but project Units 7+ had not achieved completion and were likely crushed as part of the hangars."
[OOC] Felicia: too long; didnt read
Cassandra_Lionheart looks at ORN "Riiiggghhhttt."
[OOC] Riia: Ah
[OOC] Riia: You know, you could start talking
Pak: "Hm."
[OOC] Riia: Rather than going all, "hey, lemme try to figure out what I can about sakha from lores," you could go, "Hey, sahka, what's up?"
Pak idly looks up ORN.
ORN: "If still existing, their re-integration into the Series could prove exceptionally useful."
Pak probably doesn't find anything, so looks up the rest of the party too, saving Riia for last.
ORN: "A new set of creators will, however, be required."
Hector has found out everything he can probably know at this point.
[OOC] ORN: unless, you, you know, go and ask her ;p
Hector: "That's a lotta info to take in."
[OOC] Felicia: She's Sakha though, in his defense :p
Cassandra Lionheart: "ORN, you are fine as you are."
[OOC] ORN: ya might as well be straight as an icepick and go right in
[OOC] Riia: Also, remember that there IS a store available. Actually, once Riia finishes assembling her portable converter, there will be TWO.
Hector rubs his head as he walks up to Sakha. "Hey."
Sakha looks up from her research.
Hector: "Find anythin' interesting? I read up a lot on black magic."
ORN: "Why did you inquire about blue slimes and Creator Lionheart?"
Pak will shop after a bit more research~
ORN stares at the two
Pak: "I was just curious."
Felicia looks up enhancement magic…
ORN nods
Pak: "You mentioned them before, so…"
ORN: "Simply because it is all the same."
Pak: "Hit hostiles until they die."
Sakha: "I'm looking at a history ii had no record of before."
Hector: "Ah, I see. I bet there's a buncha revelation-type stuff in there. Stuff we never coulda known had we lived normal lives."
ORN: "Originally blue slimes in cave. Then other things in a village. Then yet more in a city, and kingdom, and so on. At this point, This Unit is tasked with absurdedly large masses and the world. Bipedal forms may become an impedance past this given the distances and modes of travel required."
ORN: "Perhaps the Library has information on This Series. This Unit would like to think This Series has become relatively famous given its relative lack of incompetance."
Pak: "I'm looking it up now!"
Sakha: "I'll make sure it becomes readily available. SOMEONE is going to have to teach this new information."
Pak taptaptap ORN taptaptap
Hector: "So you're gonna be a teacher of forgotten world history when this is all over? Hey, that's a good goal to have."
ORN: "If these Crystals could be rebuilt into non-meltable forms, the knowledge could be directly assimilated and disseminated in a wider area of effect…"
Sakha: "I want to teach all sorts of information, though I like languages the most, and history helps understand languages."
[OOC] Riia: Now that's what I'm talking about.
[OOC] Riia: Mmmm, character development
[OOC] ORN: bout damn time ^^
Cassandra_Lionheart walks next to Eric and gives him a hug "I never though what I want to do after this is all over."
Pak shrugs.
Hector: "Hm."
Pak: "This is fun. Let's keep doing this sort of thing when it becomes necessary to. n.n;"
ORN: "Assimilating knowledge? Agreed."
Hector: "That does make sense. And by teachin' people, you'll also be inspirin' the future generations to be just as smart as you're tryin' to make this one."
Eric Lionheart: "Same here."
Hector: "You might even become a legend for that."
Sakha raises an eyebrow at Hector.
Cassandra Lionheart: "YOu got it easy. You can continue to teach White Magic."
Hector: "Or y'might become a legend for this. Or how 'bout both? A double legend!"
Pak pfft!
Felicia: "…A double legend?"
Pak: "Double legend. @_@"
[OOC] ORN: double-image
Eric Lionheart: "That seems quite…legendary."
Cassandra_Lionheart laughs
Sakha: "… I've never really thought of leaving anything behind myself, I just want to accomplish and learn and pass on."
Cassandra Lionheart: "What about spending your time with Hector? I'm very sure his family will accept you into the family."
Pak takes a break from typing and checks to see if there's a place they can sleep.
[OOC] Riia: The bedroom cloud is still stuck to the library.
[OOC] Pak: true, but I can still explore
[OOC] Pak: Just briefly before logend)
Sakha raises an eyebrow at Cassie. "I'll look at the future when I'm sure we
Sakha: ".. will be having one."
Pak: "Good point!"
Cassandra_Lionheart nods to Sakha "Yeah. We will though, Sakha."
ORN: "All friendlies have futures."
Hector: "My family never gave much of a damn for me. S'why I just decided t'live in a cave 'n steal food."
Sakha: "…"
Hector: "Well, 'cept my uncle Joseph."
ORN: "This Series would be a dissapointment otherwise."
Pak earperks. Backstory?
Hector scratches the back of his head. "Isn't that weird, stealin' food to feed people who barely notice y'exist."
Cassandra Lionheart: "Really? I though the Belmont's would be happy your the first one of the family to not be Castle exploring?"
Hector: "We're not those kinda Belmonts. That's mostly what my uncle 'n his family were doin'."
Hector: "Uncle Joseph was my mom's brother."
Hector: "Gah, can't remember his last name, though. Somethin' with an S."
[OOC] Pak: S…
[OOC] ORN: ^^:
Cassandra Lionheart: "Oh. I'm sorry. I guess with the name like Belmont, you expect every one to be an explorer."
Hector: "S'pose that'd be the family business, but if y'got two kids, one of 'em is the explorer 'n the other one's makin' sure the bloodline continues."
Hector: "Maybe m'parents'd be proud of me NOW. Maybe it's just gonna take almost twenty years for 'em to warm up to me."
ORN: "One would think exploration could allow for several such opportunities in itself"
Felicia nods. "It does."
Cassandra_Lionheart nods "I'm sure Joseph is very proud of you right now."
Hector: "Uncle Joe told me he'd be happy if I was cleanin' chamberpots, long as I'm workin' an honest livin'."
Pak just smiles and wanders off to find out the other facilities this place is equipped with.
ORN: "Hector his honestly alive. Therfore your Uncle is proud."
There are no other real facilities. Just the "library" and the bedroom, and the convertor in the wall of the bedroom. Unless you count the engine.
Cassandra_Lionheart nods and agrees with ORN.
Although there is the beginning of a bathroom present - should be done in another couple of hours.
Hector puts his hand on Sakha's shoulder. "I believe in ya, to build a better future for th'world by understandin' its past."
Cassandra_Lionheart sighs and looks at Eric, blushing
Pak: "…There's…"
Pak: "There's a bathroom building itself."
Pak: "oxo"
ORN looks at Pak
Felicia: "…Good, I guess?"
Pak shrugs and returns to research.
Pak: "Just so you know."
ORN: "As expected. This building is the most intelligent thing encountered atop the clouds."
Cassandra Lionheart: "Yeah…Now we won't need to pee over the side of the cloud…"
Hector: "If there's only one, then we're gonna have to figure out who'll be bathin' first."
Cassandra_Lionheart nods "I'll go last then."
Hector: "…Orn doesn't actually bathe, does he? Or does he? I mean, he has to get his sparkling SOMEWHERE."
Cassandra Lionheart: "Yeah..I all ways wondered…Self cleansing?"
ORN: "… damaged surfaces can be ejected at a cost of greater absorbtion requirements or overlay detonation… Polishing is performed manually"
ORN: "internal piezoelectric light sources and contrast alignment are simply expression-generation, however."
Cassandra Lionheart: "Well, it is good to know that you polsih your own stones, ORN."
[OOC] Cassandra Lionheart: polish..
[OOC] Hector: ew.
Pak: "Actually he gets other people to polish them for him sometimes."
Eric Lionheart: "…"
Cassandra Lionheart: "Yeah, I remember that…"
ORN: "This was deemed the ideal way to attract various perky young females with interests in high-value constructs to break in using various thieving abilities and perform the acts for This Series. A sort of reward, if you will."
ORN: "Being capable of simply walking back to the hangar after polishing makes for relatively difficult long-term theft of the Series."
Pak: "…Indeed~"
Hector quirks an eyebrow up. "You're more clever than you let on." He shrugs his shoulders. "I'm going to check out the converter 'n see if it can make me anythin' new."
Pak: "I'll look too."
Cassandra_Lionheart looks at ORN "Right."
Pak follows~
[OOC] Pak: Okay, I'm good for log end
ORN: "Looks of female extacy are quite amusing"
ORN: "But there is work to be done"
Hector starts shopping. ((Will do so after log-end, which I'm ready for, having gotten some development done.))

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