EC Session 7.11

Mid-day, Merch 3 Aeroday. //
Preparations took longer than planned, but at last the raid finally draws near.
Trombe is prepped and ready to go. Mignon Blanc wishes she could go with, but has already been tasked with one of the numerous programs the factory workers have going.
Pak stretches~
[OOC] Riia: =p
The factory is more and more turning into a fortress - truly a safe spot if you need to return.
Or such is the hope, anyway, but it is unknown if the Yeti hordes could overwhelm it and wipe it - and you - off the polar surface.
[OOC] Hector: I'm going to refer to her as "Mignon Hanako" from now on, and there's nothing you can do to stop me.
In the mean time, though, lunch has been served - near the front door leading out to Trombe.
Pak stops to eat.
Hector grabs something to eat on the way out and gets up on Trombe. "Everythin' alright, Trombe? No danger of a critical system failure or anythin' like that?"
Riia considers food, but…nah, she's good
ORN finishes off another chunk of ammunition material along with his breakfast, keeping the 'payment' third of it of course
Trombe: "All systems operational."
Cassandra_Lionheart is on Trombe all ready making sure everything is all right.
Eric_Lionheart grabs a bite to eat.
Pak hm.
Pak makes a sandwich out of whatever's there.
Pak then casts Demi on it, to compress it into a miniaturized size.
Hector: "Good news, then."
*eats in a hurry, as he's used to it by now*
Cassandra Lionheart: "I'm ready to help in any way possible."
Felicia stretches near the door, checking her equipment; She'd already had a small bite.
ORN heads out to check on trombe once done
Sakha takes her time as usual.
Ahiru gobbles down her greens.
[OOC] Hector: ffffffffffffff /m/ is down
[OOC] ORN: there's porn in other places. you know it to be true. so all is well, don't worry too much.
[OOC] Pak: Does my sandwich-compression spell work? >.>
Riia has pulled a rack of vials out of nowhere and is tapping one of the vials idly
[OOC] Hector: Who said I wanted porn now? Sometimes I want giant robots! And not giant robots having sex with girls. Fucking Ratbat.
[OOC] WC GM: It works, yeah.
Pak tucks his emergency sandwich away, eating some more food.
Pak then hops on Trombe.
Cassandra Lionheart: "Come on guys..I'm itching to kill some Yeti!"
ORN distributes some of the ammo to the elvaan defenders, with instructions, and is ready
Riia arches an eyebrow at Cassie.
Eric_Lionheart boards Trombe.
Eric Lionheart: "We could try that talking thing first."
Cassandra_Lionheart looks at everybody "What? My time of the month.."
Felicia: "…"
Eric Lionheart: "…"
Cassandra Lionheart: "Yeah..yeah..TMI..Whatever. Lets get it over with!"
Felicia: "…Yeah."
Felicia pulls herself up onto Trombe
Trombe: "Departure when ready."
Ahiru hops onto Trombe.
ORN: "Depart immediately."
Cassandra_Lionheart growl "Yeah. Lets go!"
Sakha finishes a few more bites and takes a drink then wanders leisurely to Trombe.
Trombe picks up Sakha, the last to board, and departs.
Pak: "Oh, yeah, you guys!"
Pak: "I made a tiny giant sandwich."
Cassandra Lionheart: "What, Pak?"
ORN: "That would seem moderately counterproductive"
Riia raises an eyebrow at Pak.
[OOC] WC GM: BGM: http:/‘`/``electricchocobo.mid
Pak: "No, as in, it’s been gravitationally compressed to a tiny size."
[OOC] ORN: sorry, no speakers
Cassandra Lionheart: "so..Flatbread sandwhiches?"
Eric Lionheart: "What purpose would that have?"
Pak: "If you eat it it should fill you up as much as a regular sandwich.
[OOC] WC GM: You remember the tune though, right? :P
Pak: "Except it's more portable."
Felicia: "Weird. Sounds useful though."
Hector: "Hm."
[OOC] ORN: wc: yah, I do
[OOC] Hector: I'm listening to Dir en grey. SUCK IT, TREBEK.
Before long, the rainbow teleport wall comes into view. Trombe leaps high into it, aiming to clear the ice cliff by at least a meter.
[OOC] ORN: that mightnot be quite enough but…
Trombe stumbles as its feet bang against the even-higher ice cliff, but recovers and keeps running.
Pak D:
Cassandra Lionheart: "A little bumpy there! Trombe, you all right?"
ORN lets off a regeneration pulse
Sakha gets knocked about from the bumbiness and falls on Hector.
Felicia: "Oof!"
Trombe: "Recovery complete. Continuing transportation."
Cassandra_Lionheart bounces into the air, and lands on Eric's lap!
Pak: "Alright! W-where to now? :O"
Eric_Lionheart oofs.
The shield walls soon loom on the horizon. Never has a bright and cheery rainbow pattern looked more ominous.
Fortunately, there are no yeti in sight…for now.
Riia arms her rifle.
[OOC] Sakha: Hey Jeff react
Felicia looks around over Trombe's edge…
Ahiru enjoys the view.
Hector jolts.
Hector: "Ahh! Oh, hey, Sakha. Finally decided to get close of your own will, huh?"
Sakha blushes and hastily gets up looking away.
Pak: "Let's blow it up~"
ORN nods at Pak
Hector chuckles. "Can't just be honest, can ya? Well, you'll come around."
ORN: "all will be blown up in accordance with the pleasures of indiscriminate justice"
Eric Lionheart: "Though if anyone interferes, we should try talking first."
Sakha sends a tiny sliver of ice at Hector's nose.
After quite a bit more running, a generator comes into view. It is a giant chunk of metal - hard to see the details from here, though the edges of the shield terminate in it. Trombe skids to a halt.
Hector sneezes.
Hector: "If I get sick, I expect you to take care of me!"
Trombe: "Ready to commence operation."
ORN breaks open his right arm, starts charging, and levels at it
Hector: "I'm not sayin' you gotta put on a nurse's outfit, but I certainly think that'd help me feel better."
ORN: "Leave nothing standing, kneeling or otherwise in unaffected existance."
ORN: "Scorched snow."
[OOC] Hector: Channeling Jansen Friedh like the motherfucking fist of the north star.
ORN is not entirely certain he can hit the shield generator from this distance.
Sakha hmphs
[OOC] ORN: that doesn't matter, that's what multiple shots are for! and moving closer!
[OOC] Hector: Not to mention AoE?
[OOC] ORN: exactly!
[OOC] Hector: You may not hit directly, but you're gonna hit SOMETHING.
Hector: "Wait, Orn."
ORN angles up, and starts firing CBs into the distance every few seconds
ORN: "?"
ORN's shots fall far short.
Hector: "I have a plan."
Hector: "Trombe, point your tiny pointing laser over at the generator."
Hector: "Make sure you're well out of range of a barrage of explosive carrots, too."
Trombe: "Affirmative."
Trombe's laser deploys with the mechanical *thrumm*.
Hector: "If you have blast shields installed, now'd be a good idea to deploy 'em, too."
The party can barely make out the orange dot reflecting off the generator.
Cassandra Lionheart: "Hmmmm..We have to get a bit closer."
ORN has to aim up at an angle for the moment anyways though
[OOC] Hector: Long as they can SEE what they're shooting, the Refuge army should have no problem firing a salvo.
ORN is already shooting at 45 degrees - optimal angle - and his shots are falling well short. ORN is out of range.
[OOC] ORN: the one problem with laser guidance is that if there's no laser guidance, just a laser, all you have is a dot ;p
Hector takes the radio out and presses the talk button. "Hey, are the carrots ready? We've got the laser pointer out."
[OOC] Riia: The carrot-missiles have been modified for laser targetting. The Regent said so, I think.
ORN jumps off and starts getting closer
ORN would be bored if he didn't 'help'
Hector: "Excuse me for a moment."
He looks up. "Orn! If you're gonna fire, the least you could do is make sure you're not gonna get blasted by the carrots!"
Regent's voice comes back over the radio. "We just finished setting up." Her voice fades a bit - apparently calling to others. "Fire volley one!"
Trombe beeps, then, "Carrot launch detected."
The party can hear a high-pitched whistling.
ORN shrugs and keeps going
ORN just need to get in his own range, no closer
Eric Lionheart: "Hmm."
Sakha glances over at the event.
The sunlight dims.
Pak …
Pak ducks.
Hector: "Brace for possible vegetable-backlash!"
Ahiru ducks - as in turns into one - and quacks.
Riia watches, a wolfish grin on her bunny face.
Anyone who looks up can see a smear of glowing orange, blotting out the sun.
Hector goes into his block position.
Eric_Lionheart casts Wall on Trombe.
These carrots appear to be on fire.
[OOC] ORN: as all carrots should be
ORN is still walking - he is not going to be able to get into range before impact.
ORN jumping, not walking (or running)
ORN manages to get close enough to get knocked back by the impact when the carrots finally land, kicking up a mushroom-shaped cloud.
Explosions echo upon explosions, as the carrots in the lead detonate those behind them short of the ground.
The light is quite bright - painful to look at directly, but only for a moment.
Eric_Lionheart covers his eyes.
Hector: "S'pose we could make dinner with the remains a'the carrots."
Pak: "…Ooh."
Riia snorts.
Cassandra Lionheart: "Cole Slaw?"
Felicia: "Eh…"
Riia eyes the shield and the generator, waiting for dust to settle.
When the explosions have ceased, the shield is still there, but flickering. The generator has been heavily damaged.
Riia gestures forward with her gun.
ORN gets back up, and starts firing
Cassandra_Lionheart watches and waits.
As ORN gets closer to the generator, the scale soon becomes apparent. It would take months for ORN to significantly damage the generator further.
Hector pushes the talk button. "We'll handle the rest of this one. Just sit tight 'till we get to the second one."
Regent: "Alright. We'll get into position for the second. Just tell us when!"
ORN will just have to hit harder then. probably weaknesses inside
ORN has had far too much not-destroying in the recent days to accept sitting back and letting someone else do it
Hector: "Trombe, laser off. Get a little closer, and then let us off."
Sakha: "As I thought, not as effective as taking direct action."
Trombe: "Affirmative."
It was difficult to see Trombe's laser dot in the smoke, but the laser retracts as Trombe runs toward the generator.
Eric Lionheart: "So, how are we going to do this?"
Hector: "Find the weak spot and blast it 'till it finishes exploding."
Eric Lionheart: "That thing is huge. That could take forever!"
ORN will fire till he gets close enough, and then will see what he can do about that usual counter-assimilation of theirs
Pak hms.
Pak decides to FLY
Cassandra Lionheart: "Well..I will do what is necessary to destroy it and them all."
Pak casts Flight and soars over the others~
Hector hops down once Trombe finishes approaching. "Go find yourself a nice place to hide, if there is one."
Riia is gonna sit on Trombe and not waste energy doing what the metal chocobo is doing for her.
[OOC] Riia: Until Trombe gets there, of course.
Pak: "I decided that walking is for chumps~ So I'll just fly there~"
[OOC] WC GM: Systems check, for anyone who wants a hint.
Riia rolled 1d100 and got 9 for a total of 9
[OOC] Riia: Pass.
ORN rolled 1d100 and got 92 for a total of 92
[OOC] ORN: … pass also
[OOC] WC GM: Not with modifiers. Riia gets it, though.
Riia frowns and considers the shield.
Riia flicks the controls of her sign, which soon reads, "Can damage other two to this extent, take out shield."
Hector: "Oh, really?"
Riia nods.
Riia signs: "Probably faster than finishing this one off."
Hector: "Alright. Everyone, back on! We're hittin' number two!"
Hector dramatically jump-flips back onto Trombe.
Riia hops back up.
Eric_Lionheart is glad he did not get off of Trombe.
Sakha hadn't left yet.
Pak oh.
Pak flies back, then. :O
Cassandra_Lionheart is still on Trombe and is smiling.
Pak lands on Trombe- well, almost-lands. Is still floating slightly.
Sakha ties a rope to Pak's Ankle.
Felicia: "…"
Felicia: "Pak-Ballon…"
Trombe plucks ORN out of trying to assimilate the generator.
ORN: "…"
[OOC] Cassandra Lionheart: brb
Pak u-uh. :o
Eric Lionheart: "Come on ORN, we have other things to watch being blown up today."
Sakha ties the other end to her wrist.
ORN: "… Very well"
Pak sweatdrops. "Um… Sakha…"
Pak: "I-i'm not a kite. c.c;"
Trombe runs off along the flickering shield wall. Pak flaps in the wind!
Felicia chuckles.
Sakha: "Of course your not, that would mean I'd have to put in an effort."
Hector pulls Pak back onto Trombe.
Hector: "S'good you're tryin' to be a little creative, but sometimes it's a little 'nconvenient."
Pak g-gaaah @_@
Pak clings to Hector as he's pulled in!
Pak: "T-that wasn't fun at all ;.;"
Eric_Lionheart chuckles a bit.
Hector: "S'pose it wasn't."
As Trombe runs along, everyone in the party feels a moment of disorientation. All goes black, and each one is briefly standing in a void, alone, until the world comes into view again.
Ahiru feels warm liquid at her feet before vision returns - blood. And meat. She is standing in a shallow sea of red, with islands of pulsing tendons and muscle. Several steaks rise up out of the blood, flanking her, and speak two words into her mind: "EAT US".
Cassandra is home! Right in front of her is a wraith-like version of her mother, calmly sipping tea, surrounded by her family - including Eric and ORN. "Welcome back to the fold," the mother intones. "Nice to see you have rejected that harlot who would reject our family's traditions."
Felicia finds herself on a raft in the ocean, with no land in sight. The raft seems a bit big - no, she is small again, a child, unarmed and unarmored. Gray fins break the water's surface, circling - it is impossible to tell if they are robotic or just gray flesh.
Hector is home! Ah, the familiar caverns of Shaft. His nose leads him straight to the kitchen, where a tasty meal is all over the counter, half-plated up. The chef lies at Hector's feet, his throat slit.
ORN has found his way to Luna - judging by the gray plains, the night sky, and hanging overhead is what ORN had imagined the planet might look like from a distance. As ORN takes this in, Luna begins to assimilate ORN - he can feel his hands and feet under foreign control.
Pak is in the fog-shrouded ruins of a city…Vieraland, has to be. It is difficult to tell what time of day it is. In the distance, Pak sees movement - Viera, judging by the ears. As they approach, Pak sees deformities indicating they are meat Viera, meant for food…yet they walk toward him.
Sakha is bound up tight in a library. A quick look around sees only one other person - Juan? Hector? Something of a blend of the two. He gives Sakha an evil leer, then grabs a book off the shelf and burns it. Sakha can feel one of her spells - the basic Blizzard - being ripped from her mind.
Riia is home! Comfortable quarters, with her newest invention in a corner: a viewer displaying all Viera and non-Viera sentient life on the planet, imposed on a map of the planet. The red Viera dots blink every few seconds, contained in one area, their Yeti-given mission thwarted.
Riia's viewer shows blue dots for the other races, scattered around the planet, even the few slaves the Viera keep. No sign of the Yeti. Just as she confirms this, a few red dots appear among the concentrations of blue.
Eric sees wastelands all around. Canyons, cliffs, with targets and training dummies suggesting a warrior's target range. In the middle of it is the Lionheart family sword, its hilt buried in the ground, Cassandra's severed head impaled on its point.
[OOC] WC GM: Cutsceneish, I know. >_>
Pak: "W-what ;.;"
Pak sees the Viera forms stumble closer, moaning a bit.
ORN detonates his extremities and tries using some additional mass to put distance between self and luna in the local gravity
ORN's extremities refuse to detonate.
Hector holds his forehead. "Is this…a vision? A nightmare?"
Riia looks closer at the globe.
Felicia shudders for a moment, grabbing her head.
Pak: "W-wait, what's… waaah c.c;"
Riia sees more red Viera dots wink into existence, spreading slowly.
Sakha screamns
Hector: "It feels like reality."
He looks around, to try to go back the way he came.
Pak tries to crawl away, squeaking~ "C-creeepy! Go away!"
ORN: "Unresponsive self makes no sense"
Ahiru is gagging and shaking her head.
Hector feels a shudder. Gets to the exit of Shaft just in time to see it has been caved in, with explosives.
Cassandra_Lionheart silently fumes as her "mother" says that.
Hector: "What in the…? This doesn't make any sense!"
Pak's companions lurch closer. "Paaak…mate with us…become one of us…"
Eric_Lionheart narrows his eyes. This is clearly some sort of trick, and he is not amused by it. He pulls out his staff. "Whomever is doing this, show yourself!"
Sakha watches another two pages ripped out - Fire and Thunder, gone.
Felicia attempts to stand, looking around. She shouldn't be out here… This couldn't be real.
Eric hears only the echoes of his yell.
Sakha casts FREEZE on the Figure.
Hector crosses his arms. "You're kiddin' me, right? Tryin' to screw with m'head by feedin' me nightmares 'n images a'home."
Felicia can stand well enough, but only sea and grey "flesh" meet her vision.
Pak: "D:"
Pak grrs! "I-i'd never mate with someone so ugly!"
Sakha's spell is absorbed. The figure laughs and rips out the rest of her first level spells.
Cassandra Lionheart: "SO..I finally get to do in an illusion, what i wanted to do since she icked me out."
*points at her "mother"* "They would never willing return to the fold now!"
Felicia: "…"
Riia examines the poles in her invention.
Hector: "Well, fine. I'll see what ya have in store."
He heads in another direction.
Pak readies dagger!
The meat at Ahiru's feet crawls up her legs. "EAT US!"
ORN: "Even in mass reduction, remaining self would respond… And grav has no such control"
Felicia closes her eyes, taking a deep breath.
Riia sees nothing obviously wrong with her invention - just the red Viera dots, multiplying rapidly, beginning to crowd out everyone else.
Sakha tries to calm down, she was on Trombe… actually she had tied Pak to her wrist, right? This is an illusion.
[OOC] Sakha: Check to disbelieve?
[OOC] WC GM: No check needed. But you need to figure a way out of it.
Riia taps the globe, to see if it is a physical construction or a display…
The globe is just a display.
Riia looks for the source of the display.
ORN seeks a lull, stop or weakness in their assimilation method; something's off, and experienced assimilation attempts were nothing but mass conversions
Ahiru changes into her human form so she's bigger than the crawling steaks.
Hector tries to think of what sort of vision Pak would be having, and then thinks that he's got to pull him out of it somehow.
Felicia: "I suppose this is supposed to frighten me. Make me feel trapped, weak?"
She opens her eyes, staring towards the sea. She steps forward, out into the water.
Eric_Lionheart sighs, pondering how to proceed. He doesn't remember being in such a location before, the illusion clearly is to toy with his emotions involving Cassandra…and yet no clear answer is available.
Hector: "Think, Hector, think! You're not a genius or anythin', but you're not an idiot!"
Pak: "Rar…"
Riia's display appears to be getting data from some sort of remote wireless sensor, hidden inside. The power source is inside it too.
Sakha: "Who are you…?"
ORN: "If escape is impossible, subversion…"
Hector punches a wall, frustratedly.
Felicia falls right into the water. It feels like she is drowning.
[OOC] Hector: Let's see if I can shatter the walls of the illusion. :P
Hector punches the wall again, as hard as he can, thinking of Pak on the other side.
Riia feels around inside to reach the sensor and power source.
Cassandra_Lionheart sighs "Forget it. You should just fade away. You are irrelevant now. Eric and ORN are my ONLY family now."
Hector - while concentrating on Pak - punches through the wall. The wall explodes outwards, disturbing the fog on the other side, crumpling on two of the Viera-alikes that were about to grab Pak!
Pak: "…What."
Pak looks over. "<3! Niichan~"
Ahiru gains some time on the meat, but it still continues to climb…
Pak: "…You came to save me first? Won't Sakha get pissed over that?"
Hector: "Come on, let's get out of here! I'm gonna need your help to get Sakha."
Pak: "…Well, okay~"
Hector: "She's important to both of us. Our combined strength should pull her out."
Eric_Lionheart hmms. "You know, I'm pretty sure Cassandra isn't dead, and that sword is broken. This illusion isn't even plasuable!" He flings a Dispel at the Lionheart Sword.
Pak sticks his tongue out at any remaining zombie-viera~ Then runs after Hector.
Riia easily finds the sensor and power source. But she knows it would not change the data - which is showing the non-Viera dying off rapidly.
[OOC] Pak: oh waiiiit. Mine was supposed to be all silent-hill-like? Man I didn't even get that until just now.
Ahiru kicks them off with another Idea and changes into Aerie and flies away.
Eric's sword, not being a status effect, is not so easily dispelled.
Felicia begins to drift downward. She looks up, and begins trying to swim back towards the surface.
ORN lets his mass become part of the larger mass, and takes on the weaker, underlying conciousness
Eric Lionheart: "Damn it, that spell never works…"
Riia pulls open the sensor - somewhere in there is something that's blocking Yeti signals…
Hector grabs Pak and runs through a door, closing his eyes and focusing entirely on Sakha, hoping she'll be inside.
Ahiru manages to fly over the blood sea.
Pak focuses on Sakha too!
Hector and Pak burst in on Sakha's library, just as her tormentor is working on her second level spells.
Cassandra_Lionheart thinks and turns back "But mom…I have something for you." and rears back and punches at her "mother".
Hector: "So this is hers, then? Sakha!"
He runs over to her and helps her out.
Felicia sees several large, indistinct shapes circle around her, as if ready to take a bite.
Sakha has tears in her eyes and is struggling in her bonds.
Cassandra's "mother" looks at her impassively, as Cassandra's hand bounces in vain off a Wall.
Sakha is blushing furiously, helpless.
Hector: "This isn't real. We have to rescue the others, 'n focus on them to break through their illusions."
Pak pounces on the tormentor!
Sakha: "But- he won't stop…"
Pak: "Sakha loves books, you jerk~!"
Hector makes sure she can stand before letting go.
Cassandra_Lionheart blinks and smirks "And just like her, stubborn as ever."
Hector easily unbinds Sakha, as the tormentor disentigrates under Pak's assault.
Hector: "He's NOT REAL. This isn't real!"
Hector: "But what is, was the concern for you that got me here."
Pak: "Hey, I came too!"
Eric_Lionheart sighs. "I have to find my way out of here, perhaps the real Cassandra is in danger, and I really need to go find out for sure…" He goes to get the Lionheart Sword, maybe it is a way out of this mess.
Hector: "Right. Pak helped, too."
Sakha: "I KNOW that, but I couldn't do anything! And he… he was stealing it… destroying it…"
she sobs.
Riia undoes that which is blocking out the Yetis. The poles light up - no Viera are there.
Hector: "Get a hold of yourself! You're stronger than this!"
Pak: "…"
Pak looks for a wall.
Pak: "Okay, um, who else do I care about."
Pak: "Oh! Riia!"
Hector heads over to one of the walls and focuses up a Thunder Break into his hand.
Sakha: "What am I without my knowledge? My magic?"
she screams back at him.
Riia nods, confirming something.
Eric's hand touches the sword - it seems to take on a will of his own and cut him as he tries to take it.
Pak KICKS a wall!
Hector: "Take this!"
He punches the wall, thinking electricity = technology = Riia
Riia examines the room she appears to be in.
Eric Lionheart: "Ow."
Riia looks up just in time to see Hector break down the wall to her "home".
Eric_Lionheart attempts to lift it with a Aeraga.
Hector: "Hi! You miss us?"
Riia nods in greeting to Hector.
Pak: "I'll save Riia! You make sure Sakha's okay, she's all crying and stuff!"
Eric finds the sword to be bound into the ground.
Eric Lionheart: "Okay, not the way out."
Hector: "You and Pak get the rest. I've got Sakha to deal with."
Cassandra Lionheart: "YOu can hold me here, but Eric and ORN, the TRUE version of them, will be here for me. And when they come, this illusion will end."
Riia raises an eyebrow at the hole in the wall.
ORN feels his consciousness slipping away, being consumed by the larger mind…
Eric Lionheart: "Damn it! Where the hell are you, Cassandra!"
Riia nods at Hector.
Ahiru flies up really high and thinks of… Cassie…
Riia heads over and taps Pak on the shoulder.
Eric_Lionheart flings a Aeraga at the nearest nonsword target.
Riia spins a finger in the air and tilts her head quizically.
Hector goes back to Sakha and hugs her. "You need to relax. This isn't real. The books weren't real books. He was just tryin' to mess with you."
Eric easily punishes the rock walls, to no apparent effect.
ORN will find, bash, consume and take over whatever conciousness is in there.
Cassandra is still beating up the Wall when Ahiru-Aerie soars into view.
Pak looks at Riia.
Pak: "Um, it's some sort of crazy illusion maze."
Riia nods….
Ahiru grins and changes to human hugging Cassie.
Cassandra_Lionheart looks, and smiles "See. Like I said. MY TRUE FAMILY!"
Hector: "Now, calm down. Breathe deeply. We're going to get out of this, alive…together."
Pak: "Hector was in Shaft, I was in Vieraland with zombies, Sakha was in a library…"
Pak: "…"
Pak looks around Riia's area. "…What's wrong with this place?"
Riia starts ticking off names with her fingers.
Pak: "It seems kinda nice actually."
Cassandra_Lionheart hugs Ahiru and smiles "Come on kid. I'll leave her to die."
Pak: "Anyway."
Riia signs: "Viera wiping everyone in the world out."
Sakha searches her memory, are the spells still gone?
Cassandra's "family" looks on, expressionless, radiating contempt.
Pak: "…Oh."
Eric_Lionheart grumbles. "I do not like this at all."
Pak: "…kay."
Felicia reaches for her sword, even knowing it isnt there. She thinks to herself, as she lunges towards her pursuers. "Alone, versus so many… But…"
[OOC] Sakha: Stupid 4e rules
Riia pulls out her rifle and shoots a hole in the wall…
Sakha can remember her spells, now that she is out of her nightmare.
Riia wonders where ORN would be at a time like this.
Riia shoots a hole in the wall - but it does not seem to lead anywhere.
Until she thinks of ORN.
Riia pokes her head out of the wall, looking at- oh, my.
[OOC] ORN: waiting for responses from a gm for like 20 minutes is where :P
The hole changes - air begins sucking out of it.
[OOC] WC GM: I responded. :P
Pak ee-eep!
Riia nods for a moment, then frowns as the room is exposed to vacuum.
Pressure stabilizes soon enough - ORN is on a desolate lunar surface.
Being absorbed by the moon.
Riia heads out the hole and ponders this problem.
Pak: "Oh hai ORN!"
Cassandra_Lionheart looks at Ahira, with a tear in her eye "Thanks."
Sakha looks at Hector with her tearstreaked face.
Riia gestures to Pak…
Pak: "I'll get Felicia!"
Hector smiles. "See?"
Water floods out of where Pak kicked the wall - briefly. Felicia, sword drawn, lands at Pak's feet.
Riia shrugs and turns back to ORN.
Pak G-gah!
Eric_Lionheart walks away. "I've had enough of this. I'm going to walk until I find Cassandra."
[OOC] Riia: Are any of ORN's limbs free?
Pak JUMPS back. "Water noooo D:"
[OOC] WC GM: Nope.
Sakha turns red with embarrasment and anger. "I'm pathetic. I couldn't get out alone…."
Cassandra Lionheart: "Lets go get Eric, Ahiru…He must be lost without me."
ORN is covered with rock - but it looks like anyone else could break it.
Riia frowns, then thinks of something. She shoots a hole in the floor under ORN…
Felicia: "W-Wah?"
She tumbles over. "Where'd you come from?"
Pak: "It's some sort of crazy illusion maze!"
Pak: "…And yours was in the ocean? Geez, I'm glad I didn't rush in @_@;"
Eric and Cassandra walk along, turn a corner, and literally walk into each other.
Ahiru nods and changes to Golem knocking a hole in the wall to Eric.
Eric Lionheart: "Eep!"
Hector takes out a hankerchief and gently starts wiping Sakha's face.
Ahiru punches through the wall to their side.
Riia starts chipping rock off of ORN, round by round.
Cassandra Lionheart: "Ouch..ERIC!"
*hugs him*
Pak: "…We've got Hector here, and Sakha, and Riia and ORN out there…"
Eric Lionheart: "Cassandra!"
*hugs back*
Riia quickly frees ORN, severing his connection to the moon.
Pak counts.
Pak: "We're still missing Ahiru, Eric and Cassie."
ORN: "…"
Riia gives ORN a hand up, at least as much as she can.
Pak: "Oh!"
Eric Lionheart: "Am I glad to see you!"
ORN: "?"
Pak: "Wait, we might be missing one more person…"
Riia signs to ORN: "What was nightmare?"
Cassandra_Lionheart hugs "That was horrible. Same here, Eric."
ORN: "Confusion"
Pak looks for an un-kicked-down wall to kick.
Felicia: "Ah…"
She notices her sword, resheathing it. "Thank you for coming, though. Where are the-Oh."
Ahiru punches through for… Pak.
ORN: "Wait, no teleportation occured…"
Pak is looking at the front door, when Ahiru punches it down and almost punches Pak in the follow-through.
Hector: "Like I said…"
Riia frowns, thinks of Pak, and shoots a hole in the ground.
Pak eeeks!
Eric Lionheart: "I'm not a fan of illusions. Lets find the others."
Cassandra_Lionheart waits for Ahiru to come back.
Ahiru ohs and changes back to human.
Pak: "H-hi. :o"
Felicia: "Well there's Ahiru."
Riia drops through the ceiling, with ORN, next to Pak.
Ahiru: "Cassie, Eric, this way!"
Cassandra_Lionheart jumps down
Hector hugs Sakha tightly. "Come on, just calm down, alright?"
Pak: "Oh, and here's Riia and ORN…"
Cassandra Lionheart: "Coming Ahiru."
Eric_Lionheart takes Cassandra's hand and follows Ahiru.
Riia nods in unsurprise at the others.
The illusion wavers - and everyone is back on Trombe.
Pak: "…Aww."
ORN: "This vision appeared to have several technical impossibilities. However, exiting remained somewhat elusive."
Cassandra_Lionheart grasps Eric hand, and is blushing.
Felicia: "It's over?"
Pak: "I wanted to see Trombe's nightmare."
Felicia looks around.
Riia frowns and looks at surroundings - proximity to generator or shield likely cause?
Hector is still hugging Sakha. "Ah, good. Everythin' is back to what it shoulda been."
ORN: "This Unit lacked any method of early exit."
Eric Lionheart: "That was bizzare."
Sakha: "…"
ORN: "That would depend upon the generation system of the generator, a possibility but not at this moment known"
Cassandra Lionheart: "Yeah..Mom was with you and ORN..welcoming you back to the family."
Hector: "That was a little terrifyin', t'say the least. Bein' without m'family, without m'friends t'care about."
Riia can see a few yeti, in the far distance on the other side of the shield. Probably the source, but they're not following.
Hector hugs Sakha tightly once more. "Just makin' sure that this is for real." Then he lets her go.
Riia grins viciously at the Yeti…
Riia signs: "Looks like effect was caused by enemy."
Pak: "…"
Pak points. "KILL D:<"
Eric Lionheart: "Not very nice of them."
Riia mimes wiping sweat away and signs: "Was afraid was snow."
Cassandra Lionheart: "Eric..what was yours like?"
Eric Lionheart: "I think for once I'll agree to the killing part."
ORN: "?"
Pak: "…oh wait. They have the shield."
Riia shrugs and bounces a round off the shield in demonstration.
ORN: "How long can such effects be powered for?"
Sakha still feels dead inside from being helpless and useless and having the most precious thing for her stolen…
Eric Lionheart: "Mine was pretty bad."
Cassandra_Lionheart looks at Eric, waiting to hear it.
Pak: "Mine was all ZOMBIES."
Hector pats Sakha on the head. "C'mon, it's over. Just take a deep breath 'n move on, alright?"
Pak: "…So, what spell was that? I don't know of any…"
Sakha perks and thinks on answering Pak's question
ORN: "This Unit was being assimilated by Luna. However self-detonation was impossible and the local conciousness was more powerful, a well known physical impossibility"
Eric Lionheart: "Well…your head was impaled on the Lionheart Sword, Cassandra. I wasn't fooled by it at all, of course."
Felicia: "Um…"
[OOC] Sakha: Lore Magic?
[OOC] Felicia: What she said
Cassandra_Lionheart hears that and goes white….
Riia frowns…
[OOC] WC GM: Sure, but at a penalty.
Sakha rolled 1d100 and got 87 for a total of 87
Felicia rolled 1d100 and got 59 for a total of 59
[OOC] Eric Lionheart: I'll give it a go as well.
[OOC] Felicia: Pass by 41
Eric Lionheart rolled 1d100 and got 8 for a total of 8
Riia rolled 1d100 and got 67 for a total of 67
[OOC] Sakha: fudge… 13 without penalty
[OOC] Eric Lionheart: Pass by 92.
[OOC] Riia: Fail.
Cassandra Lionheart: "So..that was dirty. They want to see a REAL nightmare?"
*pulls her sowrd out of her holster*
[OOC] Cassandra Lionheart: sword
[OOC] WC GM: -40 mod, so Eric and Felicia get it.
Eric Lionheart: "I believe I can answer that question, Pak."
Felicia: "I'd always heard rumours of foreign magic like that… makes sense now."
[OOC] Aerdan: Sheath, Keith; holsters are for guns.
Eric Lionheart: "I've heard rumors of magic that can manipulate minds, much like what happened to us."
[OOC] Cassandra Lionheart: >< doh..sorry..
Hector: "Wow."
Eric Lionheart: "Such magic is a virtual unknown however…but given what little we know of the Yeti, it is extremely likely it could be their magic."
Pak: "Oooh?"
ORN: "magical enhancements to the entire 'talking' offensive?"
Felicia nods.
Pak: "Interesting…"
Cassandra Lionheart: "Well then I am tired of this..I want to manipulate thier life to death's doorstep!"
Eric Lionheart: "It does seem relatively easy to break free from the effects, however."
Sakha grits her teeth in frustration, she knew nothing, nothing at all about that… she felt so useless.
Sakha could not break free from the effects either.
Pak: "It depends…"
Felicia: "Sometimes it takes a little help."
Sakha glooms.
Pak: "Some couldn't break free."
ORN: "The imperfections in their visions prove most annoying, however"
Pak: "I couldn't on my own… neither could ORN."
Felicia: "I probably could've gotten out in time… Luckily Pak came along and sped things up."
ORN: "how does one cause premature dispelling?"
Pak: "Riia didn't either…"
Pak: "I think it depends on the nightmare."
Eric Lionheart: "Lets go over our expierences and see if there is any patterns."
ORN nods
Ahiru: "…. I was attacked by meat telling me to eat it, but I flew away."
ORN: "This Unit was placed upon the surface of Luna and assimilated. However the assimilation process was inaccurate; disabling any attempts at detatchment or detonation of minor self regions"
Hector: "I got home 'n there was some food around, but the cook was dead and I was trapped in Shaft 'n there wasn't anyone around."
Pak: "I was attacked by gross malformed Viera telling me to mate with them. :x"
ORN: "The conciousness was also exceptionally large, but without specific personality"
Sakha: "…"
Riia saw the failure of the Viera attempt to stop the invasion and the fall of the native races.
Cassandra Lionheart: "I was ignored by my mother as she welcomed Eric and ORN back into the family."
Eric Lionheart: "So we all started seperated."
Riia nods.
Felicia: "I was on a raft as a child, in the middle of an endless sea, surrounded by creatures."
Eric Lionheart: "Ahiru found Cassandra…then myself and Cassandra found eachother…"
Hector: "And then I just punched the wall, hopin' Pak would be on the other side, and he was."
Sakha: "…"
Eric Lionheart: "Perhaps by focusing on others, ways to break into the other illusions are offered to provide help."
ORN: "There was nothing to assault or communicate with, and the assimilation process was entirely one way, another issue"
Riia nods.
Riia signs: "I created a breach, but it didn't lead anywhere until I thought of ORN."
ORN: "This Unit attempted to wait it out due to a lack of found exits"
Pak: "Sakha was in a library with someone tearing up books."
Hector: "I didn't think of Sakha first 'cause I thought that maybe if the two of us focused, we'd definitely get to her. The whole punchin' the wall thing was a pure crapshoot. I coulda ended up with a broken hand."
Pak: "She was tied up, so she couldn't move…"
Hector: "Don't remind 'er, Pak!"
Pak: "S-sorry."
Eric Lionheart: "There is a inconsistancy, though, I was thinking of Cassandra, and none of my efforts worked until I simply walked away from where I started."
Sakha: "…."
Hector: "She's more busted-up 'bout it than any of the rest of us."
Riia sits down next to Sakha (on the other side from Hector) and puts an arm around her.
Sakha: "………………"
ORN: "?"
ORN: "how so?"
Hector: "Don't worry 'bout it, Orn. You're not exactly, uh…good at feelin' for others."
Pak shrugs…
Pak: "It hit her where it hurts, I guess."
Pak: "Mine was scary, but it could have been way worse…"
Felicia: "Mmm."
[OOC] Hector: Goddamn png. If this picture was a jpeg, it'd only be 300k.
Pak: "And ORN's sounded almost as bad as Sakha's, except he's weird and doesn't understand fear or something."
ORN: "It was confusing. It made no sense. Most uncomfortable, but the inability to exit it earlier than its intended duration is at greater issue…"
Sakha: "I don't like being compared to a rock."
Eric_Lionheart hmms, and checks his hand. Is it injured?
Pak: "Well, maybe they were targeting ORN and Sakha most?"
[OOC] Hector: 231k. VICTORY FOR JEFF.
Eric is not actually injured.
ORN: "Rocks are solid, and some are quite competant, Sakha."
ORN: "This Unit Swears that the remaining moon shall be assimilated properly, with no resistance."
Eric Lionheart: "I don't think we was in true danger at least in the illusions…"
ORN: "one could be eliminated while under an illusion, however, could they not?"
Eric Lionheart: "Yes, but you wouldn't be dead. Someone could break into your illusion, and once you were removed from it, everything should return to normal."
Pak: "Hmm…"
Ahiru: "I think they probably were watching us and drawing on things they thought would hurt us but only really got through to Sakha."
Pak: "I wonder what- wait."
Eric Lionheart: "My hand was cut in mine, but as you can see, I am uninjured."
ORN: "They succeeded in causing great confusion and delaying the destruction however did they not?"
Pak: "But if that's true, wouldn't that mean that they can READ OUR MINDS :O"
ORN shakes head at pak
ORN: "That line of thought is not recommended, and is likely their intended result"
Eric Lionheart: "To be honest, we have no idea how Yeti magic works. They could have any number of abilities!"
Ahiru: "I don't eat meat, so they thought talking meat would hurt me."
Cassandra Lionheart: "Pak, if they could..they would have died from all the bad intentions I have had on this adventure."
ORN: "It is possible the magic itself simply triggers various memories or thought patterns"
Ahiru: "If they could read our minds then they'd have been successful for all of us."
Eric Lionheart: "That is quite possible…but I don't remember ever being where I was in my illusion."
ORN: "Any Unit capable of detecting the thoughts of others would likely have used such abilities to ensure total destruction"
Felicia: "Most likely just a trigger, as opposed to them actually knowing about us…"
ORN: "If they could, they would likely attempt, for example, diplomatic means such as eric's attempts, though with greater success."
ORN: "knowing the wishes and ideals of the target would allow one to shape proper arguments, or to ensure a first-strike capability of enough competance to annihilate the target party."
ORN: "They cannot read minds."
Eric Lionheart: "They can however have a effect on them."
Eric Lionheart: "Which is still quite bad."
Cassandra Lionheart: "Well, whatever. Lets keep going here. We need to finish these off."
Pak: "Next generator plz"
[OOC] Hector: Considering it's 3:15, are we going overtime with a combat?
ORN nods
[OOC] Sakha: Well if it's a mook combat it'd be over in no time
[OOC] ORN: I got till about 5:15
[OOC] WC GM: Nah, but we will have combat next time.
[OOC] Hector: I got shit for sleep last ni-Oh.
[OOC] Hector: Stupid-ass addictive Zeon campaign in GG, and also SPRING AHEAD LOL
[OOC] Hector: Zaku F2 rush to Jaburo!
Before long, the second generator comes into view. Trombe simply stops and deploys the laser again.
Hector takes the radio out. "Laser deployed. Fire when ready."
[OOC] ORN: finished vesperia (I'd been in a 'mustn't finish, will be over) state, finished SO4, finished valkyria chronicles, and finished a few more runs of spelunky
[OOC] WC GM: Yeah, spring forward is one of the reasons I was planning on a shorter session today.
[OOC] Hector: Congraturation!
[OOC] Hector: I'm at the last boss of Vesperia and I just got to the last dungeon of SO4.
Trombe: "Carrot launch detected."
[OOC] Hector: I screwed up the postgame dungeon event for Vesperia so I'm just grabbing grade so I can inherit everything and make skills cost 1 CP.
The sky lights up this time, as the light of the flaming carrots enhances the sun instead of blocking it.
[OOC] ORN: I did miss on judith's spear though… I hadn't rushed back to rita's place when I first got her to find a glowy in the pile of junk, though I did everything else, and thus she gave up…
[OOC] Hector: Plus, I want to level up because Fell Arms make the last boss stronger and I got all seven.
The ground rumbles as the carrots impact. The group can see the shield's flickering get more severe even before the smoke clears.
Pak: "Oooh… <3"
Hector talkes into the radio again. "Second target cleared. Movin' on to number three. Stand by, please."
Regent: "Alright. We're moving into position too."
Eric Lionheart: "Remember, if we get hit with a illusion again, just think of everyone else to get to them."
Trombe runs around the second generator, and along the shield wall towards the third.
ORN: "think what of them, specifically?"
Eric Lionheart: "Finding them seems to work."
The party can catch occasional glimpses of a city within the shield - disguised by the wall, but hard to see through fraction-of-a-second glances.
Still, there seems to be some kind of large structure within.
Eric Lionheart: "…Hmm."
ORN: "… The population behind the defense field will require mass-extermination tactics"
Hector: "They're not even technically unarmed, either, so I wouldn't feel bad 'bout killin' em."
Pak: "Also they were jerks and hurt Sakha emotionally >:|"
Eric Lionheart: "Without a attempt at a more diplomatic solution first?"
ORN: "… Actually"
ORN sparkles a little
Hector: "Hey, if they've decided they wanna kill ya, hard to get 'em to change their minds."
Ahiru: "We don't know it was them. Mebbe it was another of the spirits?"
ORN: "Wait, Hector"
Eric Lionheart: "You are basing the actions of a few to shape your impression of a entire race."
Felicia: "…It's a little late, for negotiations."
ORN: "Any not raising arms against This Group will likely find themselves surviving to surrender. However, Diplomatic attempts may grant This Group precious seconds to minutes of preparation for an assault."
Sakha perks again and thinks of what she knows of the spirits and what the remaining spirits would be capable of for such a situation…
[OOC] Sakha: Lore Spirits?
[OOC] Felicia: sup bra
ORN: "Granting Eric's wish, and allowing more efficient destructions after its failure."
[OOC] WC GM: Sure.
Hector: "Well, if that's the way you wanna roll the dice, then feel free."
Eric Lionheart: "…I do not like it when someone assumes my efforts are doomed to failure."
Sakha rolled 1d100 and got 75 for a total of 75
Felicia: "It's not that they are not admirable, but given the situations… Hm. You're welcome to try."
[OOC] Sakha: pass 24
ORN: "Most diplomatic attempts of the talking sort you have attempted in This Unit's experience have in no way been failures from a tactical point of view, but from a pacifistic view, they have."
ORN: "This Unit would suggest it be due in no small part to communication attempts with overtly and initially hostile targets to begin with."
Sakha sighs, falling short of what she wanted again.
Pak: "Uuu."
ORN pats Eric on the head and sparkles a bit
Pak: "Shouldn't they be mobilizing a defense force at the third generator?"
ORN: "If any consolation, your attempts have taught much of perseverence and timing to This Unit"
Eric Lionheart: "…"
Just as Pak says that, the third generator - and an army of yeti defending it - appear on the horizon.
ORN: "though perhaps not for ends exactly of the form you wished for"
Pak: "Ahh, Yup."
Hector: "Guess we can't shine the laser on it with 'em blockin' the way."
ORN shakes head
Hector: "Unless we just bomb 'em AND the generator."
ORN nods
Cassandra Lionheart: "Why not see if there is enough ammo, to blow them up?"
ORN: "That is a possibility"
Eric Lionheart: "Bombing that would likely make a diplomatic solution impossible."
Hector: "They have three volleys left."
Cassandra Lionheart: "Go for it. BLow them up and the generator."
ORN: "perhaps this last generator can be assaulted by This Group entirely, the defense force … discussed with and eliminated, and the remaining volleys kept for city bombardment"
Cassandra Lionheart: "Orrr, that."
Laughter comes from the snow.
Hector: "We can't blow up the generator without a carrot-barrage, though."
Hector: "It's impossible, unless we just turn the thing off."
ORN: "… This group did not bother to try, nor allow This Unit to approach enough for a demolition attempt"
Several yeti stand up from the snow around Trombe, just after Trombe comes to a halt to ready its laser.
Hector: "You saw how big that thing was! I doubt you could take it down without takin' a week or more."
Pak eep!
Hector: "Well, whaddya know. We gotta deal with them 'fore we deal with the generator, anyway."
Yeti: "Me learn your tongue just to hear you tactics. Me KNEW you try blow up generator from here!"
ORN: "Perhaps from the outside, using self-detonating fragmentation. This Unit could spare an arm, however."
Cassandra Lionheart: "Did you know we are now going to kill you?"
ORN: "This Unit has a better vocabulary. This Unit knew you would eventually show yourselves and fail to heed Eric's warnings."
Yeti: "Me know you try."
ORN: "Eric, you may wish to warn them."
Eric Lionheart: "We aren't going to do any killing unless they attack first."
Yeti: "As you wish."
The yetis attack! //

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