EC Session 7.13

Evening, Merch 3 Aeroday. //
Riia looks around for any signs of the passage of Sakha…
The vast Yeti ice city stretches out before you. It is a twisting three-dimensional maze that puts Plainsburg to shame.
[OOC] ORN: that's what rooftops and sight are for!
Though, at least most of the passages are big and wide - even things that would be a cramped alley for the Yeti are more than wide enough for the party to move around in.
[OOC] ORN: or, if we're smart, we'll just level the place and have a good view then.
Pak is still blind to normal senses, using sight to try and keep his bearings.
There is no immediate hint of which was Sakha went.
Pak also, is letting Felicia tug him along.
Hector is just following the direction of the wand.
Eric_Lionheart follows the group along.
Felicia pulls him along as they follow their lead, taking in the sights of the city. She keeps herself alert for anything.
Cassandra_Lionheart quietly looks around for Sahka, trying to notice any loose patches of fur for any clues.
Pak: "Where's the wand leading now?"
ORN sticks to the rooftops for the most part, keeping an eye out for trouble, and targets of opportunity. Its all tasteless and hostile anyways
The wand points forward and down. The group is pulling away from the rooftops.
[OOC] ORN: and a little explosion panic might just help us see where the important things are from their scramble
Hector looks down briefly. "Wha?"
Apparently, Sakha was taken to lower levels of the city.
Riia is mature enough to not wantonly destroy the city of the creators and betrayers. Though she does have a slight malicious grin with every blast of ORN's arms.
Hector: "She's under us, then."
Eric_Lionheart glares at ORN at the senseless destruction.
[OOC] ORN: oi oi, its far from senseless
The group can hear a few screams from the general direction of ORN's blasts. It looks like the Yeti are staying well away from the party for now.
Hector: "Don't think we're gonna need your magic-sight anymore, Pak."
Pak: "Aww, okay."
Pak deactivates.
Pak: "I could try to teleport us in that general direction to save time, but…
Felicia: "Seems like she's in the underground area of the city."
[OOC] ORN: if the city was at all edible or neutral he wouldn't even think of it mind you ^^;;;
Hector: "Hm."
Pak: "Yeah, I don't wanna teleport us into a wall or something."
Pak: "ORN, why don't you blow up the ground?"
[OOC] WC GM: Awareness, all.
Felicia looks around for a tunnel. Or Ladder. Or something.
Cassandra Lionheart rolled 1d100 and got 80 for a total of 80
Riia rolled 1d100 and got 77 for a total of 77
Ahiru rolled 1d100 and got 65 for a total of 65
Felicia rolled 1d100 and got 34 for a total of 34
[OOC] Cassandra Lionheart: pass by 20
[OOC] Riia: pass by 33
ORN rolled 1d100 and got 97 for a total of 97
[OOC] Felicia: Pass by 66
ORN fired right as Pak was yelling
[OOC] Felicia: Nope
Eric Lionheart rolled 1d100 and got 52 for a total of 52
[OOC] Eric Lionheart: Pass by 48.
Hector rolled 1d100 and got 30 for a total of 30
Pak rolled 1d100 and got 85 for a total of 85
[OOC] Hector: Pass by 70
Felicia and Hector are the first to notice - the walls where ORN has been blasting, immediately began to heal themselves.
[OOC] ORN: it WAS a pass by 3 technically but let's face it
Hector: "Regenerating walls?"
[OOC] WC GM: Botch is botch - and there was a penalty to the roll.
Hector: "Great…we're gonna have to take the long way."
ORN: "Regenerating walls?"
ORN stops, jumps down and stares at Hector inquisitively
ORN: "…"
ORN fires at a nearby wall and stares
Cassandra_Lionheart laughs a bit
ORN vaporizes the wall easily! The wall collects the vapor and begins rebuilding itself immediately.
Eric Lionheart: "What do you know, something ORN can't destroy."
Riia nods and examines the walls closely.
Hector: "Yup. They rebuild themselves faster 'n we can blow 'em away, I reckon."
Felicia: "He probably could, given enough time, but…"
[OOC] Felicia: Lore, Magic?
[OOC] Riia: Lore: Alien Tech or Lore: Bioweapons useful?
[OOC] WC GM: Sure. What are you looking for?
ORN: "On the contrary. It is destroyed… … … and then its back again. A little ice, however, may lock the vapor in an 'inappropriate' shape for rebuilding, however"
ORN looks at Sakha
Sakha is not there.
ORN realises and stops looking around
[OOC] WC GM: ORN misses Sakha?
[OOC] Riia: I'm assuming the things are using the same tech as the Convertors and ORN - is there a way to halt/interrupt the process?
Hector: "Hm."
ORN: "Given the current state of affairs with the rising ice level proportional to outside the barrier, it would be safe to assume the same effect is allowing reconstruction."
[OOC] Felicia: mostly just seeing how it works. SPIRITOOOMAGIIIC
[OOC] Riia: Also, to they have a more technological or organic feel?
[OOC] WC GM: Roll it, Felicia and Riia.
Pak: "Well… Let's see."
Riia rolled 1d100 and got 60 for a total of 60
[OOC] ORN: if alien tech I'll roll too
[OOC] Riia: Pass by 30
ORN rolled 1d100 and got 18 for a total of 18
[OOC] ORN: pass by 38
Pak: "If we can't just blow a hole in the ground, I guess we'll have to find a more normal way?"
This seems to be more the ice spirit's doing than Yeti tech.
Riia nods in confirmation.
Riia gestures towards the walls and raises a sign: "Chilla's doing."
ORN nods
Felicia rolled 1d100 and got 53 for a total of 53
[OOC] Felicia: Pass by 47
Cassandra Lionheart: "So, we just look for a cave or something?"
Hector: "So, what's the most viable option?"
Riia frowns
ORN: "Nevertheless, digging through is not impossible."
Riia signs: "Heat?"
Felicia gets the same sense as ORN and Riia.
ORN: "One will simply require recreation of a new exit afterwards"
Riia shakes the sign, erasing it and replacing it with "Fire magic?"
ORN: "Possibly, if focused and sustained enough."
Felicia: "Worth a shot, but probably limited effects…"
Riia gestures at the wall, which is slowly healing, and signs: "Can also make hole; just, as ORN said, need to make new one after."
ORN: "This Unit can aid with detonation to expediate the process."
Hector: "But that'd take time that we may not even have."
Felicia draws her sword and smacks it against something, generating a spark to wreathe around it.
ORN: "Then heat This Unit up"
Eric Lionheart: "Searching for a alternate route might take time too."
ORN: "Pak should be capable of this, Correct?"
Hector: "Unless we start settin' explosives near every wall we pass through, and then blow 'em up as we go out."
ORN stares at Hector
ORN: "Ah. This Unit was detonating them as they landed…"
Cassandra Lionheart: "And time is something we don't have."
Eric Lionheart: "We need to go down, do we not? Destroying walls that aren't underground is pointless."
ORN: "Nevertheless, a large superheated mass should prove quite capable of melting through at a reasonable pace."
Felicia pokes at a wall.
Hector: "Can ya actually do somethin' like that, Orn? I mean, make some kinda bombs off yourself? I could help if ya need it. I know a bit about bombs."
[OOC] Hector: Explosives skill 100
ORN stares
Riia nods in understanding
ORN: "This Unit does so on a regular basis"
Hector: "Just gimme the materials 'n I can rig up somethin'."
ORN: "maximum self-detonation range has never been experimented with…"
Riia signs to ORN: "He assumes fighting retreat."
Riia turns to Hector and signs: "If attacked, usually don't need escape…"
Hector: "Yeah, we grab Sakha, get outta there, 'n head for the Yeti Leader."
Hector: "Unless they're both in the same place."
ORN nods
ORN breaks off half his current ammo and hands it over
Hector looks it over. "Hm. Alright, this should be enough for the explosive parts."
ORN: "This Unit is unsure at what distance, if any, minor selves will no longer detonate on command. It should be at a minimum further than effective firing distance, however."
Hector: "I'm thinkin' about settin' 'em down near the walls, and you just shoot 'em and set 'em off as we run."
Hector: "But I wanna make 'em as effective as possible, so they blow towards the walls and we don't catch any a'the backblast."
ORN: "… AH."
ORN hadn't really thought of shrapnel and friendlies at the time… never really seems a consideration in combat after all
Pak: "…We need to get Sakha first, but. c.c;"
ORN nods
ORN: "That IS the priority"
ORN: "The resulting annihilation is simply the result of this endeavor"
Hector: "Let's keep movin', anyway."
Felicia is able to poke through a wall - a bit more slowly than ORN, but the heat prevents immediate regeneration.
Two wide eyes stare out through the hole Felicia made.
Riia arms rifle but holds fire.
Felicia blinks.
Pak eep.
It takes a moment to see - a small Yeti cowers in the far corner of the closet Felicia has poked into.
ORN: "In any case, find the digging point. Combining fire and This Unit should allow a steady penetration of the meltable. Detonating selves will be distributed as per your reccomendations, Hector"
Riia nods
Riia taps Hector and points at the wand, then at the walls and floor.
Eric_Lionheart hmms thoughtfully.
Felicia puts her sword back away. "…Well, it'll probably work in any case."
Hector moves the wand around to see the exact direction.
Cassandra_Lionheart nods
The exact direction seems to be 45 degrees down.
Riia taps ORN on the shoulder and points at the floor spot to be demolished.
Hector: "So we've gotta go down 'n forward at pretty much the same rate."
ORN nods
Felicia continues to look around for another method, though it seems they'll have to blast their way in. She continues to drag Pak around unwittingly.
ORN: "You realise this digging will be unsatisfying and slow"
Eric Lionheart: "Do you have a better idea?"
Hector: "Orn, 'nother idea. I'll toss your parts at the wall, 'n you shoot 'em as they hit. The combined explosion should also be sufficient."
ORN shakes head
ORN: "simply warning"
Pak lets himself be dragged about, despite not having sight up. :O
The hole Felicia made heals up after her sword is removed. The floor gets a temporary trench where her sword passes near.
ORN: "Pak: Fire."
Pak: "Huh?"
Pak: "…I only have level 1 fire spells."
ORN: "That will be the less painful way of achieving the goal."
Felicia: "Hrm."
Felicia: "Actually…"
Felicia: "Would plasma work better?"
Eric Lionheart: "That's even hotter then fire, correct?"
ORN: "That is indeed a probability. However, This Unit prefers being on fire than being struck by that…"
ORN shrugs and prepares an old melee lancer, running current across his body as per felicia's suggestion
Hector: "You're sayin' you should set yourself up for fire immunity, ignite yourself, 'n run through the walls at full speed?"
Hector: "Though since we're goin' down, ya'd just have t'be dropped from a high enough point or somethin'."
ORN nods at Hector
ORN: "The suggestion was given several times though ignored, yes."
ORN: "however, the heating of mass itself is the useful part; as a simple coating of flame would likely be extinguished."
ORN: "For this reason, immunity is likely a required exclusion. Thus Pak's fire spells."
Felicia: "Ahh."
Pak: "…I really can't do much with fire. ._."
ORN: "It HAS worked in the past, Pak."
ORN: "If you require to ride on This Unit's shoulders as last time, however, that is no issue"
WC GM rolled 1d100 and got 100 for a total of 100
[OOC] Riia: Wuh-oh
[OOC] ORN: whatever just tried to surprise us, it ain't going too well for it
[OOC] Eric Lionheart: That's either good for us, or horrible.
Ahiru gets a tingle on the back of her neck, in ample time to turn on and surprise the small Yeti that tried to sneak up on her.
Pak: "Well… I guess…"
Pak: "But if we really needed fire, doesn't Ahiru have the power of Py- eep, hey!"
ORN: "… … That WOULD save This Unit much effort, as well as yourself, but would require much of Ahiru's"
Cassandra_Lionheart looks to see what the commotion is about.
ORN spins around and glares
Felicia: "Well if she weren't up to it, I could just try and enchant you w-…"
She stops, looking in the direction of the duckgirl.
Hector: "…huh?"
Eric_Lionheart blinks and looks towards Ahiru.
[OOC] WC GM: Agh, Ahiru's pinged. Well, the rest of the party sees her would-be approacher, anyway.
Cassandra Lionheart: "Hmm, its a child, maybe?"
The Yeti reaches out a hand, as if to try to pet Ahiru.
ORN: "Potentially. Alternatively a more advanced, compact model…"
Eric Lionheart: "Lets assume it's a child, hmm?"
Felicia: "Probably the best course of action."
Riia has the rifle in ready position and will respond appropriately if the Yeti tries anything.
Cassandra_Lionheart looks at ORN "Its a child." *goes up to the littel guy* "Hi there." *holds her hand out to him*
[OOC] Riia: Overtly agressive, shoot; looking inadvertantly aggressive, warning kick/slap
The Yeti backs away from Cassandra, looking up at her wide-eyed.
[OOC] Riia: haha - I wonder if the Yeti is secretly FAKIR
Eric Lionheart: "Slow down a bit, Cassandra."
Cassandra Lionheart: "No, I'm not goingg to hurt you. Please."
[OOC] ORN: if it understands that hostility means death and doesn't charge, then it doesn't necessarily have to die
[OOC] WC GM: Awareness, all.
ORN rolled 1d100 and got 93 for a total of 93
Cassandra Lionheart rolled 1d100 and got 93 for a total of 93
Eric Lionheart rolled 1d100 and got 98 for a total of 98
Hector rolled 1d100 and got 30 for a total of 30
[OOC] Cassandra Lionheart: pass by 7
Eric_Lionheart is too busy observing the Yeti!
[OOC] ORN: I think highwind's broken
[OOC] Hector: Pass by 70.
Felicia rolled 1d100 and got 21 for a total of 21
[OOC] Felicia: 79~
[OOC] Riia: Nah, Highwind's not broken, it just hates you
Riia rolled 1d100 and got 43 for a total of 43
[OOC] ORN: I miss sugar. I bet if I rolled that d100 for hp highwind would still give me 3
[OOC] Riia: Pass by 57
Felicia: "…"
Eric Lionheart: "Perhaps it is just curious about us. This is a excellent chance to start peaceful relations."
[OOC] WC GM: -40 penalty, so.
Riia blinks BLINKS
Felicia pulls Cassandra back, quickly.
Felicia: "STUPID."
ORN will try Monster Talk
Cassandra_Lionheart violently pulled back "Huh? "
Hector: "No, no!"
Hector: "Back off! It's got a bomb on it!"
Riia raises rifle to aim at the yeti.
Eric Lionheart: "…?"
The Yeti sees Cassandra pulled away, and continues to amble towards Ahiru.
ORN: "If you lack the hostile intentions and actions of your elder bretheren, you will back away. NOW"
Eric Lionheart: "I do not see a explosive device."
Felicia: "Someone get her!"
Riia grabs Ahiru and sprints away from the Yeti.
The Yeti blinks, confused.
ORN will get between the girls and the bomb then
Hector: "It was painted white to blend in."
Eric_Lionheart Scans the Yeti.
Cassandra_Lionheart wrestles free from Felica's grip, and jumps at the Yeti!
Eric Lionheart: "We'll see what the truth is."
Hector: "Don't jostle the bomb, geez!"
Riia looks at Hector and signs: "Disarm!"
Hector: "I was thinkin' we could just punt this little bastard into the ground 'n use him to blow a hole in the floor."
Hector: "Ah, right!"
Riia eyes the Yeti
Eric Lionheart: "…If you use that child in our means to head down, I will refuse to aid you further."
Hector: "Orn, Cassie! Hold 'im down!"
[OOC] Riia: Does it look like a maddened suicide bomber, or a pawn?
Level 0 Normal Humanoid. 1/1 HP, 0/0 MP. A: Holy, Shadow, Ice; W: Fire, Water, Lightning, Earth, WInd, Bio. Unaware of the nature of his clothing, and wondering why his parents said goodbye before sending him to pet Ahiru.
[OOC] Riia: Cuz I'm thinking Pawn.
Cassandra_Lionheart nods, and goes for the Yeti.
[OOC] Riia: …Scan says pawn!
Pak: "Um… um. c.c;"
[OOC] Felicia: Word
Eric Lionheart: "…He's being tricked into this. Remove whatever explosive is on him."
[OOC] WC GM: Cassandra: define "goes for".
Eric Lionheart: "It's likely part of his clothing."
Hector: "Geez, that's low. I thought he was evil."
Pak backs away.
[OOC] WC GM: Tackle?
Riia shakes head
ORN: "… This Unit will remove it. It is unsafe for others"
[OOC] Cassandra Lionheart: Yes
Hector: "I'm gonna handle it, Orn. Just… hold the kid down while I do."
The Yeti detonates as Cassandra tackles!
Riia signs: "Evil + Child tend to not match up well."
ORN will pull anyone else trying away and get the thing off the kid himself. at least that way if it blows only he and the kid get it
Felicia: "…Idiot."
[OOC] Riia: ;.;
Eric Lionheart: "…"
Hector: "Oh, dammit!"
Eric Lionheart: "Good. Really good, Cassandra."
Hector: "Friggin' moron!"
Cassandra is blown into the wall and reduced to 1 HP.
Eric Lionheart: "Tackle the explosive!"
[OOC] Riia: It's a legit response, Eric, thanks
Hector: "That's entirely her fault. Eric, you heal 'er."
[OOC] Riia: Thanks for being an ass, I mean
[OOC] WC GM: Dive on the grenade?
[OOC] Riia: Exactly.
[OOC] Eric Lionheart: I'll be as much as a ass as I like.
[OOC] ORN: especially given half the party yelled 'get it/hold it down'
[OOC] Felicia: You mean two
[OOC] Riia: Hell, Cassie jumped as soon as she learned it was a bomb
Cassandra Lionheart: "…Ouch..I was not..trying to detonate it."
[OOC] ORN: eh, if I'd typed faster she'd be fine ^^:
[OOC] Felicia: She probably would have jumped anyway because she's cassandra
Eric Lionheart: "Of course, if certain people didn't yell 'grab the yeti'…"
Riia sets Cassie and cuffs Eric on the ear.
Pak: "Well, great. c.c;"
[OOC] Felicia: Just because someone was trying to stop her from doing anything ever
Eric_Lionheart Renews Cassandra. (HP to full)
Riia signs: "She is warrior. She placed self between harm and allies. Is her job."
ORN nod at Riia
Riia signs further: "Is not her job to know about disarming explosives."
There is, of course, a hole in the floor. It begins healing, but there should be enough time to jump down through it.
ORN: "She was simply faster than This Unit."
Cassandra Lionheart: "…."
Riia raises an annoyed eyebrow at Hector.
Eric_Lionheart hmphs.
ORN fires into the sides of the closing hole, enlarging a little for time
Riia signs: "Is tragedy enough that yeti use children as bombs."
Eric_Lionheart clearly is not pleased.
Riia signs: "Do not allow to become bomb within party as well."
Cassandra_Lionheart quietly goes towards the hole and jumps in it.
Riia gestures down the hole.
Pak sighs and hops into the hole.
ORN nods
Eric_Lionheart follows Cassandra.
ORN ponders…
Riia picks up Ahiru and follows.
Hector jumps down, making sure to keep hold of the wand.
Riia frowns
Eric_Lionheart likely is mentalling noting not to use his most powerful restorative magic on certain members of the party at this point.
ORN: "… no. His bias would likely lead to false answers"
Felicia hops down with a sigh.
Down the hole is another alley. Yeti flee as the party lands!
Felicia: "Try to be more careful in the future, Cassandra. Though I understand you were only trying to help."
Riia signs: "Yeti tend not to repeat tactics, especially since didn't work; however, need faster countermeasure for possible repeat."
ORN: "They will stop at nothing to annihilate This World and reshape it in their climatic preference."
Hector: "If Sakha were here, I'd ask her t'water Cassie 'n get the yeti parts offa her."
Riia signs: "Who can immobilize for Hector to disarm?"
Riia frowns
Cassandra_Lionheart chases after the Yeti.
[OOC] Riia: Was there an elemental component to the blast?
Eric Lionheart: "Allow them to escape."
[OOC] WC GM: Nope. Just a straight-up bomb.
Cassandra_Lionheart then looks back to Felica and nods "I'll try to be more careful. I just.."
[OOC] Riia: Ah.
Cassandra easily suceeds in panicing the Yeti further! They scream as they run for their lives!
Eric Lionheart: "Unless Sakha is in that direction, we should avoid direct engagements with the Yeti."
ORN: "When Sakha is returned to This Group, This Unit will have to ask her to confirm whether the smallest ones are capable of innocence."
Felicia: "…"
Hector: "Cassie, get BACK here! We've a wand to follow."
Cassandra_Lionheart stops and sits down.
Hector: "I'm all for hot-blooded tactics, but we've got a clear objective at this point."
Hector moves the wand around once again to check their bearings.
Sakha is still down a few levels.
ORN heads next to Hector in the front, ready to jump
Eric_Lionheart looks for a way to head down from this point.
Pak: "Okay… where to now…"
Hector: "Hm. Okay, then…"
Hector: "We still need to keep going down some more."
Cassandra Lionheart: "I was not trying to be hot-blooded here. Yes, I'm mad about the child, but, I thoughgt maybe they would bring us to..forget it."
As the last of the Yeti flee from the alley, there is a rumbling from the walls on either side of the group.
Riia sighs
Riia arms rifle again.
Felicia looks around…
Small bits of the walls begin to flake off, landing to either side of the group.
Eric Lionheart: "…?"
Riia frowns
Hector: "Huh?"
Pak: "…What's going ons?"
Riia finds a rock or someting reasonably heavy, then throws it at wall further down from the group.
Cassandra_Lionheart stands back up and runs back to the group.
ORN: "… ."
Riia catches an ice rock as it falls off the wall.
ORN: "Trap"
The ice rock bounces off as a larger rock lands near Riia.
Felicia: "Cave in."
Riia nods.
Hector: "Dammit! Orn, explosives!"
Riia points at ORN and Felicia, then to one of the side walls.
Riia signs: "Go around"
ORN nods and fires
ORN: "Be ready, this will make this momentarily worse. Follow the blast"
Pak gets ready to run after. :OP
ORN will fire into side walls for some digging action, downwards some just in case
Felicia nods, forming a small bit of plasma on her hand to shove into the wall.
Riia looks up, readying to shoot any rock before it hits party
ORN breaks open all stablisers, gets the arcs going, and fires as much ligtning as he can shells into the side walls
[OOC] ORN: wall, not walls.
Holes are made in the wall! Looks like…maybe a set of offices? There's one Yeti in what looks like formal wear, typing something out.
Felicia: "…"
The Yeti sees the party, stops typing, and runs.
ORN stomps in and glares around the room
Riia gestures group into the office.
ORN: "Information of some sort?"
Eric_Lionheart enters the office.
The corresponding wall stops collapsing. The opposite wall fills the alley with ice boulders just after the party exits.
Cassandra_Lionheart follows the group into the office.
Hector: "Whew."
Riia shrugs at sealed corridor.
ORN looks at the typing
Eric Lionheart: "Well, hopefully this is the right way then."
Riia taps Hector on the shoulder, points a finger in a circle, then tilts her head in question.
Pak: "This is so crazy. c.c;"
Pak: "…"
Hector holds the wand up to see if they've lost the trail.
Pak peeks at what the yeti was typing.
Riia shrugs at Eric and signs: "Yeti unlikely to be able to predict route. Chilla's work."
The typing was commands for machines elsewhere to shake down the wall - yep, it was a trap.
Pak: "…"
Looks like the machines were recently made, predicting the group would come this way.
Pak: "Okay!"
[OOC] Riia: So quick you render me a liar.
Pak: "So…"
Pak: "How do we reprogram these."
Although - the group was predicted to head downwards further.
Eric Lionheart: "We don't and continue on to find Sakha, then we leave."
The prediction seems to have been spur-of-the-moment, though.
Riia shrugs and signs: "Can wait. Sakha awaits. Pursue!"
[OOC] Riia: Thanks. =p
ORN: "… No consequence. It was simply understood This Group would track down and follow Sakha."
[OOC] WC GM: Well, they knew where you were, and believed you were going in - thus, down.
ORN: "Their throwing themselves at This Group in the meantime simply makes This Group's function easier once she has been recovered"
[OOC] WC GM: So this was set up while the kid was being strapped in.
ORN: "however… Reprogramming may not be required"
Pak: "…Okay."
ORN: "… perhaps some traps are not yet… run away from."
Hector: "Smash the machines?"
ORN shakes head again
ORN: "… activate them."
ORN looks at Riia and nods
Riia frowns in thought, then grins in sadistic amusement.
Eric Lionheart: "…"
Eric Lionheart: "No."
Felicia: "A sound tactical movement."
Riia darts over to the terminals, and looks for pending traps.
ORN: "This reduces the chance of redundant control systems activating them despite efforts here"
Cassandra_Lionheart listens in and holds her head.
ORN: "it will also hold the possibility of reducing the number of hostile guards This Group faces."
Hector: "Well, we could activate all subsequent traps so all we have to do is walk through 'em or somethin'."
Eric Lionheart: "I do not like this plan at all."
Pak just melts the computer he was standing near.
ORN: "In addition, it may even allow Sakha to escape her captors."
Pak: "Well, I don't like this one."
Riia shakes her head in disagreement.
Eric Lionheart: "Thankfully it seems that I'm not the only one who disagrees with this plan."
Riia signs: "Or may kill Sakha before we arrive…"
ORN: "… Unlikely, unless…"
Riia signs: "But any information on predicted routes good."
Eric Lionheart: "Hector, what does the wand say about her location?"
Pak: "Let's just keep moving. It's best to not let them set up any traps."
[OOC] Riia: Lore: Alien Tech?
ORN: "hm. You may be correct. There is a possibility her location itself is a deathtrap."
Hector: "I'm tryin' to get it to do somethin', but it's not doin' anything."
Hector waves it around a bit.
ORN: "Can you find and deactivate that one before proceeding?"
Hector: "Come ON! Tell me where Sakha is, you stupid thing!"
[OOC] Riia: I would, but we're overstressing the GM right now. =p
Felicia looks around, making sure nothing else is approaching.
[OOC] Felicia: HAR HAR
[OOC] Riia: He's lagging out. =p
[OOC] Eric Lionheart: He has a ping reply.
Immediately below the party, assuming the party had gone the same way, was another alley where monowire was being strung up. Had the party proceeded that way, they would have been sliced to ribbons.
[OOC] Riia: I didn't mean electronically.
[OOC] WC GM: Or I'm typing. Sheesh! :P
[OOC] WC GM: Riia: Lore was for the trap?
[OOC] Riia: Exactly. One man can only type so much =p
[OOC] Riia: And any others, yeh
That trap can not be deactivated - but it can be avoided, easily.
In fact, all the rest of the traps Riia sees are on a straight line down - yet the wand points forward and down.
[OOC] ORN: … … I wouldn't mind getting some of that stuff and how they hold it…
[OOC] Riia: Heck, if we just keep going to where Sakha is from here we'll already have dodged it. A kinder plan would be to-
They seem to be protecting something other than Sakha.
[OOC] ORN: would make very interesting warheads
Riia blinks and tilts her head
Riia points down and signs "Probable Chilla location."
ORN: "?"
ORN: "Certain?"
Eric Lionheart: "That doesn't matter right now."
Riia signs: "All traps are straight down."
[OOC] Riia: If I were certain, I wouldn't have said "probable" =p
Pak: "…Let's head around the traps for now."
ORN: "Very well."
Riia points at ORN and Felicia, then at Hector's wand.
Hector: "Hmmm."
ORN nod
Felicia: "It does matter. We just have something else to do first."
Riia also finds a random database entry while searching for traps…
Hector: "Yeah, we should go…"
Riia blinks!
Hector: "The traps are straight down, but Sakha's not."
Riia holds one finger up imperiously.
Hector: "Hm?"
Hector: "Riia's got something important to say?"
ORN: "Take all the information you are capable of obtaining, while This Unit, Felicia and hector's pointing device dig."
[OOC] Riia: *reads while WC types =p*
Riia nods at ORN's suggestion and signs "Don't leave without, please"
Database: "Translation note: native word 'trap' problematic, given limited visual contact with moogles. Moogles apparently have difficulty determining Yeti gender - thus, in sense, all Yeti 'traps'. This is not meant in the same sense as devices intended to damage or delay."
[OOC] Riia: ….well, it's amusing, but not particularly usefu-
[OOC] Riia: ….wait. WC.
[OOC] Riia: Did you design the entire Yeti race for Saiai's amusements?
[OOC] WC GM: No.
[OOC] Riia: Too bad.
[OOC] WC GM: For your amusements too. :P
[OOC] Riia: Haha
ORN: "This Unit has no reason to leave you behind"
Eric Lionheart: "We should go before they realize what way we are really going."
[OOC] Hector: EC is what would happen if FF collided with 4chan and our own personality quirks.
[OOC] ORN: indeed. which leaves me wondering even more where eric comes from then ^^:
[OOC] Riia: Hmm. Is there any way I could upload a virus into their computer networks?
[OOC] WC GM: What Hector said is, in a nutshell, what happened to form EC.
[OOC] Riia: Haha
[OOC] Eric Lionheart: I'm a late joiner who is opposed to genocide.
[OOC] WC GM: You could upload a virus, if you had one. Making one would require more time than you have.
[OOC] Felicia: <- not for genocide, but also not dumb
[OOC] ORN: and face it, if it was a 4chan thread we'd be immortalised in /tg/ archives for all … … er, well I guess in hardware obsoletion terms it IS eternity
[OOC] Riia: Fair enough!
[OOC] Hector: I avoid /tg/.
[OOC] Felicia: lol general
Riia shoots the terminal to make sure the Yeti can't use this one, at least, and follows the party on towards Sakha.
[OOC] WC GM: Well, you know people asked repeatedly for us to put the logs up so they could read them, even the ones who couldn't otherwise lurk EC, right?
Eric_Lionheart follows Riia.
Cassandra_Lionheart follows the party and continues to look around.
The office complex is a maze. Computer terminals and…wait, just what were they doing here?
Felicia begins focusing more plasma about her right as she rushes after, still pulling Pak.
[OOC] ORN: how many fans DO we have ^^;;;
Eric Lionheart: "…Hmm."
The entire party gets a sense of drudgery and useless toil, from the layout of this place.
[OOC] Riia: WC- they us, or they Yeti?
ORN: "Many systems…"
Eric Lionheart: "This is a most unusual place."
[OOC] Riia: …interesting indeed…
[OOC] WC GM: "They" Yeti. As in, the office workers.
ORN: "While no doubt nefarious, there must be a reason or point of interest behind this."
[OOC] Riia: Yeh.
Hector: "Hm. Some of 'em have pretty boring miserable lives, 'n all they wanna do is make the world better for themselves."
Cassandra Lionheart: "Probably a command center?"
Hector: "Well, 'm sure there's somethin' deep about wantin' to do that, 'cause we do that, too, but this ain't the time for philosophy!"
ORN: "The problem with assuming a command center of sorts is that so far the brunt of the effort was done directly by their spirits."
Pak: "Hm."
Hector keeps moving along, guided by the wand that is surprisingly not his.
Eric Lionheart: "Lets continue."
ORN: "While one may assume a command and control section for the planetoid's directional impact towards This World, Grav was the one performing all of its functions."
ORN: "The ice is chilla's doing."
ORN still walking/digging following hector's wand
Hector: "I'm guessin' that this place 'n Grav talk to each other."
Cassandra Lionheart: "Probably."
ORN: "What would a command and control section be required for given the burnt of their planification and details are done by spirits?"
ORN: "But then why so many redundant systems?"
ORN points at the various comps everywhere
Hector: "Maybe they made it up as they went along 'n never got rid of what they didn't need."
ORN shrugs
ORN: "Perhaps"
Hector: "Hell, maybe it's comfortin' havin' a regular daily life, even if it's useless."
ORN nods and accepts that for now
Soon enough, the party digs through the floor - below is an open, two-story auditorium. 6 meter drop - just jumping is not reccomended, for most of the party.
ORN: "one can only imagine what form of horrors groups with a habit of sacrificing their offspring would perform daily"
Pak: "…Creepy…"
Pak looks down.
Pak just opens a teleport-hole, stepping through so he's safely on the floor below.
Felicia follows.
Pak: "You guys, use the teleport to get down here."
There seems to be grass down below. White paint forms patterns upon it.
Eric_Lionheart uses the teleport hole to reach the floor below.
Riia tries to read the patterns.
Cassandra_Lionheart looks down, and then follows into the teleport hole
Hector goes through as well, moving the wand around in order to see if they're going in the right direction.
ORN nods and drops through
Riia follows Pak
Many tiered rows of benches, heavy enough for Yeti, surround the grass on all sides.
According to the wand, the party is almost on Sakha's level.
Eric Lionheart: "Hmm, this is unusual."
Hector: "Not much further…"
Felicia: "Theatre?"
ORN: "Perhaps some form of vegetation-conversion for use in depleting This World's resources"
Pak: "…"
Pak looks around the white lines.
Pak: "…What is this?"
ORN: "Perhaps Sakha could identify it. Possibly a form of rune circle"
Pak: "There's some sort of pattern."
ORN: "Transformation?"
Cassandra Lionheart: "Why a theater for?"
Hector looks at the shape, wondering if it's a black magic rune.
[OOC] Hector: Gotta use my lore SOMETIME
[OOC] Felicia: Lore: Magic?
Hector rolled 1d100 and got 92 for a total of 92
[OOC] Hector: Failed. D:
Felicia rolled 1d100 and got 22 for a total of 22
It's not magic.
[OOC] Felicia: poop
Eric Lionheart: "Doesn't look magical to me."
[OOC] Riia: Lore: Luna as it Used to Be?
[OOC] WC GM: Sure.
Riia rolled 1d100 and got 41 for a total of 41
[OOC] Riia: ….pass by 9
Riia dimly recalls….
Riia blinks as a realization hits her - she starts looking for locker rooms.
Pak blinks.
Riia signs: "Sports field. Maybe home to some bruisers. Maybe they not here…"
A small sphere shoots out from one of the corners.
Pak: "Where you going, Riia?"
Pak: "Sports?"
It seems to be patterned, white and black.
Riia replaces that sign with "Here."
Hector: "If it's bruisers, let's just get moving."
Eric Lionheart: "Hmm? What's this?"
Riia looks for who threw or kicked the sphere.
Sure enough, some LARGE Yeti are coming out from that corner.
These ones look big, brawny, and dumb - for Yeti.
Riia kicks the ball at them.
Cassandra Lionheart: "Oh boy."
*looks at Eric "Throw it back at them!"
[OOC] WC GM: Awareness, Riia.
Riia rolled 1d100 and got 31 for a total of 31
ORN raises arm and looks at Riia for confirmation
[OOC] Pak: Oh no! Football Charlie!
[OOC] Riia: Pass by….59, I think
Riia blinks and facefaults.
Riia points at the ball and makes an exploding gesture with her hands.
Riia stops herself from kicking the ball.
Pak: "The ball explodes?"
Eric Lionheart: "That would be unpleaseant."
Riia signs: "Just like the kid…"
Cassandra Lionheart: "No, make the ball explode near them."
Riia shrugs -
Riia signs: "Why bother? We want Sakha, not pointless fights."
Hector: "Exactly. Now let's MOVE."
The hulking Yeti charge at the party.
Cassandra Lionheart: "Ok, hand the ball back to them, then."
ORN fires at the ball, and them
[OOC] Riia: Writing is in common, so they shouldn't know that I'm calling them useless lumps of flesh.
Eric Lionheart: "…"
They catch the ball. The ball explodes!
Eric Lionheart: "Senseless conflict again…"
The hulking corpses are no longer moving.
Riia shrugs and signs: "Probably didn't know what they were getting into, but they still decided to get into it."
Felicia: "Stop whining."
Pak: "…Is ee."
Pak: "Anyway! Sakha is where?"
Riia signs further: "Besides, ball players - no big loss."
[OOC] WC GM: Actually, these ones did. They're just that dumb.
[OOC] Riia: Especially since they just CAUGHT a friggin soccer ball. They deserved to die.
[OOC] Riia: ….well, maybe that was a goalie. Anyway, to proceed!
Eric Lionheart: "Lets go."
ORN: "If you truly wish for mindless brutes to sit down and have a chat when they are already CHARGING you, This Unit will step aside next time."
Riia taps Hector and raises an eyebrow.
ORN wishes he could roll his eyes and goes back to following hector
[OOC] Riia: As a /Mediator, he might be able to pull it off, which would be awsome.
[OOC] Riia: Granted, this is FF, so it would end in bloodshed anyway.
Hector looks at Riia. "Hm?"
Riia gestures at the wand.
[OOC] Eric Lionheart: This is why I shouldn't have tried to play a pacifist to be honest.
Hector: "Yeah, I'm trying."
Hector waves it around.
[OOC] Riia: Probably, but eh
[OOC] WC GM: Well, actually, that might be possible.
[OOC] Riia: It's a bit repetative, but somewhat interesting character dynamic.
The wand points away from where those Yeti came from. Also a bit down.
[OOC] ORN: pretty entertaining
[OOC] ORN: I mean, a pacifist in an FF game?
[OOC] ORN: you KNEW how this would turn out. ;p
Hector: "That way, then."
Pak: "Let's head that way~"
[OOC] Eric Lionheart: I might know how other things can turn out too.
The way off the field is clear, leading into a big room with flashing multi-colored lights and noise…music, possibly?
[OOC] ORN: well yeah but we've already figured you were the last boss or somewhere 'round there ^^;
It does look like what few Yeti are here, are dancing and ignoring the party.
ORN: "???"
ORN: "…"
ORN: "Trap. Remain guarded."
Eric Lionheart: "They are ignoring us. Leave them be."
ORN: "This Unit did not say "
Riia nods at both.
Riia does consider firing into the air to scare them off.
Cassandra Lionheart: "Okay, lets get by quietly then."
Pak: "…It's a dance place or something?"
Pak: "…This is so weird."
Pak just walks ahead.
The music does sound vaguely familiar…
[OOC] WC GM: BGM: a mix of all the previous boss musics.
Eric Lionheart: "Hmm."
[OOC] ORN: and here I was remembering SOTN's dance hall. this is in many ways worse ^^:;;;;
Riia stays towards the rear of the group, keeping an eye on everything she possibly can
[OOC] Eric Lionheart: How many different boss themes do we have anyways?
It is difficult to keep an open eye, with the many flashing lights. Riia barely avoids getting blinded.
[OOC] WC GM: 7, so far.
[OOC] Felicia: At least one for every chapter, so, ya
Hector rubs the sides of his head. "If they're tryin' to give us a headache and make us blind so they can drop somethin' on us while we can't think, it's workin'."
[OOC] WC GM: Including the current chapter's.
Pak: "@_@"
Hector: "Pak, can ya make some kind of darkness-shield for us?"
Pak: "Um, sure."
Felicia: "It is a bit much…"
ORN nods
Pak forms sunglasses out of shadowstuff. Passes them out.
ORN: "Good thinking"
Pak puts them on. Probably can't see at all now. 8<
The party successfully Looks Cool On The Dance Floor!
Eric_Lionheart blinks and puts them on over his usual glasses.
Hector puts them on, hoping it works.
Cassandra_Lionheart puts hers on and blends in.
The sunglasses do reduce the effect. There's a door out on the other side.
[OOC] Riia: All: Pose as a team, cuz shit just got real
Eric Lionheart: "There we go, a exit."
Pak goes to door.
[OOC] ORN: this requires powerwalk
Cassandra_Lionheart follows also, while dancing.
Eric_Lionheart heads to the door.
Hector: "There we go!"
Beyond the dance hall lies a wide open area. It looks similar to the streets of Refuge, except much, MUCH larger, with occasional big machines coming through.
ORN: "… preparations for urban warfare?"
Hector takes his glasses off and tosses them aside. He then takes a look at the wand. "What now, oh wand of greatness?"
Eric Lionheart: "Perhaps this underground is more of a extension of their city."
Riia frowns.
Riia signs: "Could be vehicle we can use."
Riia looks around for such.
The wand points along the street and slightly down.
Not too far away, one of the machines lies dormant.
Hector: "Still not on the same level…"
[OOC] Riia: What kinda vehicle? Car-like?
Hector: "Alright, onwards!"
Pak: "…Uh…?"
Pak: "Is it a car?"
Felicia peeks into the vehicle.
[OOC] WC GM: Yeah. Yeti-sized, though.
Riia hustles over to the machine, though carefully looking for carbombs.
Pak tries to crawl in.
It looks like each of the seats inside could hold two of the party.
The vehicle is unlocked. No bombs are attached.
Eric Lionheart: "Hmm.
ORN: "not so much an extension as an iceberg…"
Riia familiarizes herself with the controls.
Cassandra_Lionheart gets into a car quietly, and looks around.
Eric_Lionheart gets in as well.
Riia has trouble reaching all the controls. At best, she can operate while someone else looks out.
Felicia hops in, next to Riia.
[OOC] Riia: This'd be the racer segment of the game. Watch, a buncha robots are gonna show up and challenge us.
ORN will sit where the controls are, and sit riia on him.
Riia blinks
[OOC] ORN: like a childseat, shorty ;p
[OOC] ORN: although in this climate likely a very uncomfortably cold one
Riia frowns quellingly at ORN, then moves his legs into position to serve as leg extensions to reach any pedal-type controls.
Hector hm's.
ORN nods
[OOC] Riia: For the time being, ORN is my exo-skeleton! Kinda.
Felicia gets pushed over into another seat.
Hector: "Hold on, Sakha. Just…hold on. We'll be there soon."
Cassandra Lionheart: "Okay, Eric..Think you can push on the gas and breaks if we hijack this car?"
Felicia has shotgun.
The ignition appears to be a simple button. No security on this vehicle at all.
ORN seatbelts Riia with one hand and holds to the frame of the vehicle with the other
Riia brings the car in gear, swivels it around to face the direction the wand was pointing, and GUNS IT HARDCORE.
Hector looks at Pak, wondering if he needs a child seat of sorts. :P
Eric Lionheart: "Looks like ORN and Riia got it covered."
Pak: "Hector! Keep focused on Sakha! :O"
[OOC] Riia: Assuming everyone's in. Riia wouldn't forget and leave people behind. That would be evil.
[OOC] Riia: Also, Hector is finally falling for Pak! How sweet.
Everyone is inside when Riia activates the vehicle.
[OOC] Hector: WHAT
The car zooms forward!
[OOC] Riia: Please, like ORN's not giving Hector ideas about what to use for a carseat
Before long, sirens wail in the distance.
Eric Lionheart: "…"
[OOC] Riia: Uh-oh. Speeding. Bah- the fuzz can't catch us!
Red and blue lights flash in the tunnel behind - then, smaller vehicles begin to catch up to the car.
[OOC] Riia: Though Eric, if you insist we pull over just because the police are chasing us….
[OOC] Riia: Ah, motorcops
Riia presses harder on the foot pedals.
[OOC] Riia: i.e. ORN's legs
Hector: "This thing doesn't have any weaponry, does it?"
Riia shakes head.
The car pulls ahead - but it looks like the smaller vehicles can keep up.
[OOC] ORN: ^^;;;
Riia reaches up and slaps ORN gently, then jerks a thumb back at the motorcycles.
Pak: "…"
ORN nods
[OOC] Riia: Well, or speedstermobiles, whatever
ORN takes left hand…
Pak: "Wait, I'll handle it."
ORN forms up a good ol'explosive chunk of 'cherry blossom'
ORN tosses it out back
Pak scrambles into the back seat to watch the results.
ORN takes one of them out. Five remain.
Eric Lionheart: "…"
Pak aims.
ORN: "Very well, your turn Pak"
Pak: "…SLOWGA!"
Hector: "Gonna blind 'em so they crash into each other?"
Pak creates Slow.
[OOC] WC GM: Roll it.
Eric Lionheart: "Or he could use a nonlethal manner to prevent them from chasing us."
[OOC] ORN: hm… wouldn't that affect the pilots and not the vehicles, and therefore be just as bad? awesome!
[OOC] Pak: It'll do SOMETHING.
[OOC] Felicia: I'd use stop strike if they were close enough to touch D:
[OOC] Hector: Hell, I could launch a Climhazzard wave.
Eric Lionheart: "…Huh?"
Felicia blinks.
WC GM rolled 5d100 and got 38, 27, 84, 48, 5 for a total of 202
[OOC] Pak: oh, right, needed to roll for it oops
Hector gets up and stands next to Pak. "Any success?"
Pak's illusion is so good, illusionary Yeti children come out and fill the street.
[OOC] ORN: … whether that stops them though…
One of the motorcops jumps over the illusionary kids and keeps up! The rest are left behind, though.
[OOC] Pak: ._. I got my first parking ticket the other day in a school zone- but there were no busses.
[OOC] Pak: It was a speed trap ;_;
Eric Lionheart: "IT would appear things were mostly effective."
[OOC] Pak: Because there wasn't any school at that time, but there were still police cars.
Cassandra Lionheart: "Okay, one more huh?"
*pulls out some Ink, and tosses it at the last car chasing*
Hector gets back down in his seat and keeps the wand aimed.
[OOC] ORN: doesn't matter, school zone is ALWAYS enforced, even if not school time, unless the signs specifically give hours
[OOC] WC GM: Roll it, Cass.
Cassandra Lionheart rolled 1d100 and got 90 for a total of 90
[OOC] Riia: They usually say 'when flashing' where I live
[OOC] Pak: It gave hours
[OOC] Pak: But yeah
The motorcop dodges the ink!
Hector hands Cassie his last Ink. "Try again!"
Cassandra Lionheart: "Darn..Okay!"
Eric Lionheart: "Allow me."
[OOC] ORN: like a wall's gonna be any nicer
Cassandra_Lionheart looks at Eric, and pulls out a soft just in case. "Go ahead."
Up ahead is a ramp. The wand seems to be pointing straight down it.
Eric_Lionheart takes the Ink, and flings it at the cop, using his magic to guide it and hope for a hit.
Eric Lionheart rolled 1d100 and got 71 for a total of 71
The Yeti rider deflects the ink - into the front wheel. Wipeout! Though the Yeti appears to have survived, as the party pulls away.
Pak: "Yay~!"
Down the ramp, then the arrow on the wand holds level. Z-coordinate matched, apparently. The road streches on…
Hector: "Well, we're on the right level at least."
Pak: "Woo~"
A massive vehicle comes out of a side passage ahead, blocking most of the tunnel. It aims a cannon at the party.
Hector: "Oh, crap. Evasive action!"
ORN gonna try and fire back of course
Cassandra Lionheart: "What?"
*looks* "Darn."
The party hears gunfire, and sees impacts on the back of the tank. The cannon turns further, aiming back down the passage it came from.
[OOC] Riia: Excellent?
Riia takes evasive action.
Eric Lionheart: "Don't fire, it's being attacked from another direction."
Riia nods
Riia signs: "Presumably allies- distract enemy good."
Pak: "W-what?!"
[OOC] ORN: and this means we shouldn't fire at it why?
Just before the party reaches the tank, it blows up! Riia dodges the car around the flaming wreckage.
Pak: "Allies? Giant tank? What? @_@;"
Riia really shouldn't be signing while dodging about, but she manages to maintain control.
Hector: "I'm not sure what happened, but it worked out in our favor."
Eric Lionheart: "Perhaps we can talk to whoever was firing on the tank."
Riia anticipates a sudden Trombe.
[OOC] WC GM: There are laws against texting while driving. :P
[OOC] Riia: Only in some states, amazingly enough.
Pak keeps his head poking backwards, wagging his tail.
[OOC] Riia: For instance, in Virginia it's illegal for teens.
There does seem to be a chocobo in the passage behind the tank.
[OOC] Riia: Not, say, school bus drivers.
Pak: "…What."
Pak: "No. FFFF."
Wait…three chocobos. With riders.
Pak: "G-god dammit!"
Riia blinks
Riia frowns, and stomps on ORN's leg, which stomps on the accelerator. …..if it wasn't floored already, which it probably was.
[OOC] Hector: Good thing I'm 26!
[OOC] Hector: And don't text.
Eric Lionheart: "They may have indirectly helped us."
[OOC] Riia: Texting while driving is for idiots. Seriously.
ORN: "They most likely in no way meant to."
[OOC] Riia: I mean, Greg Dean's rants the other day about headsets are absolutely true - it's the conversation that's the distraction. But texting?
Hector sighs.
Riia shrugs
Riia guns it past them, if she can.
Onward the party goes. The Trio leaps over the flaming wreckage - but ordinary chocobos are simply no match for powered vehicles.
That is, until the chocobos jump up and…fly?
[OOC] ORN: texting means distraction AND at least one hand off the wheel
Pak: "GAH. NO."
ORN: "… ."
Cassandra Lionheart: "What?"
[OOC] Riia: Mwahaha! They'll have to teleport again to get ahead of….ah. yes.
[OOC] Riia: ORN - and eyes
Eric Lionheart: "Flying chocobos?"
Pak starts casting Tractor. *_*
ORN: "Do you wish to "
talk" to them?"
ORN charging up another CB
[OOC] Pak: Tractor being the Anti-Flight spell.
Eric Lionheart: "Actually, yes."
Riia frowns.
Pak manages to ground the Trio, leaving them in the dust.
Riia glances out of the corner of her eye at the Trio and signs "Aid from Grav this time."
Eric Lionheart: "Too many unanswered questions that need to be answered BEFORE you blow them away this time."
ORN ponders tossing eric at them for a moment, he probably wants to join them or something anyways
Hector: "But before we ask, we rescue Sakha."
Hector guides Riia via the wand.
ORN: "They'll just cause more. They never answer most of them, instead spending most of the conversation taunting and alluding to further questions."
Riia smacks ORN carefully so as to not hurt herself, and between careems, signs, "Information always good."
Pak: "We can get Sakha first."
Eric Lionheart: "Yeah, it'll take them awhile to catch up."
Pak: "I'm not letting them initiate combat until we get Sakha."
Pak: "Or whatever."
Riia nods.
Felicia: "Not that they have any intention of telling us anything beyond what they want us to know in the first place. But yes, priorities."
ORN: "Of course it is. There is no doubt about that. However, sakha is a priority to stopping, and these just happen not to be much of a source of information whatsoever."
ORN nods at Felicia
Eventually, the party reaches the end of the road - at least, where the bridge is out.
Pak: "…"
[OOC] Riia: ….looks like the bridge is out. So we're going to have tO JUUUUUMP
Pak actually doesn't notice. He's facing the wrong way.
[OOC] Felicia: Jump + Float!
ORN not sure he can assimilate quick enough OR make a car jump in the first place
A 10 story hole in the city, easily just as wide. Some sort of structure is suspended in the middle by small wires.
Riia tries to gauge chances of surviving if they jump the bridge in the vehicle, and if, say, ORN or magic would be required
ORN will try anyways though
Riia eases the brakes as hard as necessary to stop the car before the jump.
Riia signs- "Sakha in that structure. Car disrecommended."
It does not look to be jumpable to.
[OOC] Riia: Just a guess, but a logical one.
ORN: "…"
[OOC] WC GM: ORN still jumping?
Riia will be sliding the car to a halt at the edge of the abyss, not necessarily leaving enough room to get out on the side of the abyss, but not in danger of falling…
[OOC] ORN: what are the odds if ORN jumps, assuming the structure probably won't be able to hold his additional weight, that she'll survive if he shields her as best he can from the drop?
[OOC] ORN: sakha that is
[OOC] ORN: powerjump's distance oughta make itself useful for once hopefully
[OOC] WC GM: ORN can't jump from where the party is, all the way to the structure.
[OOC] ORN: no, but if the others aren't in the car…
Hector: "Then we have to find a way to pull it over to her."
[OOC] Riia: ……I wonder if I still have some of those parachutes…
[OOC] WC GM: But the structure does look robust enough to hold a lot more weight - including the jumping ORN.
Hector: "Pull her over to us, I mean."
ORN: "This Unit can get her."
Hector: "Let's hope so."
ORN: "unless someone minds sacrificing this vehicle to achieve the required distance"
[OOC] Riia: Huh - even if I don't I have the gelbubbles, which were flavortexted to soften landings.
[OOC] Hector: brb, seriously.
Sure enough, the wand's arrow is pointing right at the structure. Up a bit, even - at the top of the central tower.
Eric Lionheart: "So, we have to get there…"
[OOC] Hector: potty emergency etc etc
Riia frowns at ORN.
Riia shrugs, but raises a tempering hand.
ORN: "Preparations?"
Riia signs: "Should work, but may be alternatives."
ORN shrugs
Pak: "How to work…"
Riia looks at the wires - how big are they?
ORN: "This is the most expedient and least likely to trigger a trap dangerous to Sakha."
Pak: "…I could fly there."
Riia shrugs at that.
ORN: "In addition…"
ORN points back
[OOC] ORN: towards a certain trio were
The wires look possibly big enough to tightrope-walk on.
Riia signs: "Is simple, and quick, but as for as triggering traps-" then halts as she hears ORN's words.
Riia grimaces.
Riia shakes her head and signs: "With Trio here, better not to break up team."
Riia frowns and looks over the situation.
ORN: "With just one crash, This Unit can get her out of there. That is the priority."
Felicia places a hand on a wire, looking it over.
Riia signs: "Two possibilities. Move us to structure, or move structure to wall."
[OOC] Felicia: Could I enchant it with supa-gravity to walk on? 8D
[OOC] Riia: About how many wires are there?
The wire feels very stiff in Felicia's hand.
[OOC] WC GM: You can try.
[OOC] Felicia: how I mine for fish?
[OOC] WC GM: Roll MAG check.
Pak looks over at what Felicia's doing.
[OOC] Felicia: Guh. Not gonna bother then.
Riia slides a gelbubble round into her rifle, in case Felicia falls.
[OOC] WC GM: With a bonus.
[OOC] WC GM: Seriously, try it. ;)
[OOC] Felicia: You butt
Felicia tries imbuing her spatial collapse ability into the wire…
Felicia rolled 1d100 and got 84 for a total of 84
[OOC] Riia: Grah
It seems not to go well at first…but then…
ORN: "…"
ORN gets ready to jump
[OOC] Riia: …but then, the wires were created by a race that manipulates gravity, after all.
Pak has gravity too. :O
[OOC] Hector: Hi.
Just as the magic comes together, Felicia realizes - those who put Sakha there needed a way to get there in the first place.
Pak: "…:O?"
Felicia: "…Huh."
Pak: "…I'll test it."
Hector: "What's up?"
Pak: "I can fly back up if it fails."
Pak lightly puts one foot on the wire, testing it.
Felicia: "How do they get over there anyway?"
Hector looks at the wires and blinks.
Sure enough, gravity around the wire makes Pak unable to fall off it, except by pulling off with his other foot elsewhere.
Riia keeps the rifle (still loaded with gelbubble) trained towards Pak.
ORN: "hm."
Hector: "Huh? Pak, what's going on?"
Pak ooh!
Pak starts running along it.
ORN gets a running start, and powerjumps to the building, in case there's any traps that need to be shielded against
Chocobo footsteps echo from the tunnel behind the party.
Riia hops up onto the wire, then waves for everyone to follow.
ORN powerjumps…and falls short of the building.
[OOC] ORN: land where?
Fortunately, the recently activated wire catches his fall, sending him into orbit around it!
Felicia: "Yeah…"
She hops on the wire, following suit. "This is probably how they get to the building in the first place."
[OOC] WC GM: Good question. :P
ORN: "… … interesting"
ORN: "hm.."
Cassandra_Lionheart blinks, and gets onto the wire.
ORN fires straight out/away
[OOC] ORN: get a little re-entry recoil
The rest of ORN goes the other way.
The Trio round a corner, coming into sight.
Pak runs around the wire in a weird circle.
Pak: "Corkscrew!"
Riia heads in towards the structure.
ORN gonna start suppression fire soon as he hits the wire
Hector starts walking on the wire, purposefully towards Sakha.
Eric_Lionheart gets onto the wire as well and follows the rest of the group.
Cassandra_Lionheart races towards the structure behind the group also.
ORN: "Sakha's liberation WILL be achieved before they can interfere"
ORN: "Talking can be attempted after"
The Trio reach the edge of the abyss just as the party has gone halfway.
Wedge: "…what."
Hicks: "…how?!?"
Biggs applies hand to forehead.
Eric_Lionheart launches Scans at all three members of the trio.
ORN continues launching things that aren't scans at them so they don't get any closer
ORN: "Pak, Hector. Free her."
Wedge - Level 55 Plu Avatar who is addicted to a certain something. Hicks - Level 55 Min Avatar who shares the addiction. Biggs - Level 55 Grav Avatar who was badgered into this.
Pak: "Kay!"
Pak: "…What. Gravitar?"
Eric Lionheart: "Finnaly, my scan yields useful infomation."
Cassandra Lionheart: "Addiction?"
Hector tries to figure out how to open up the thing holding Sakha.
Biggs: "Stop them!"
Pak: "She's up on top of the building!"
ORN: "Useful?"
Wedge and Hicks fire! Before the party can reach the citadel, Hicks manages to snap the cable the party is walking on.
ORN: "… Are these the originals?"
Pak: "!!"
Eric Lionheart: "Could b-…"
Pak: "H-hectooor~!"
ORN lobs a last CB at the bastards
Hector: "?"
The wire whips around under the party, throwing them to the other wires! Fortunately, the other wires seem to have their gravity up.
ORN checks; what's the wires made of?
Hector rushes over to where Sakha is.
Pak @_@!
Felicia catches onto another!
[OOC] Hector: I'm still confused here; is Sakha INSIDE something?
Eric Lionheart: "It would appear we are quite lucky today."
Riia debates shooting at the trio, but simply sprints towards the structure.
Cassandra_Lionheart grasps a close wire, and uses the momentum to flip up.
The wires seem to be made of ice machinery. Very fine ice machinery.
[OOC] WC GM: Yes, she is.
[OOC] Pak: She's inside the top of what appears to be a command center. WE can't actually see her yet, I think.
Eric Lionheart: "We can't fight here. Retreat to the building."
[OOC] WC GM: There's a citadel/structure in the middle of a large cavern.
Pak flies to get to the building instead.
[OOC] WC GM: It has a central tower. Her wand says she's at the top of the tower.
[OOC] Hector: I see.
Hector: "Alright, wand. You haven't failed me yet. I'm followin' you to the end!"
Hector keeps following.
Cassandra Lionheart: "They must be addicted to dying, if you think about it."
Cassandra_Lionheart follows the group.
Eric_Lionheart follows Cassandra.
The Trio hops on wires of their own, but the party manages to gather at the citadel before the Trio can get far.
Pak is flying above the party.
Pak lands near them.
Cassandra Lionheart: "I say we snap the wire they are on, to give us some time!"
ORN nods, and fires at their wires
The citadel is a fortress - breaking through several walls looks like it will be required.
ORN easily sends the Trio flying to other wires, just like they did the party.
Riia taps ORN and points at the walls.
ORN fires at the next wire closest to them they'd be thrown to… and THEN the one they're on
Two phrases seem to have been inscribed recently on the walls.
ORN nods, though fires those shots off first, and proceeds to target the wall
Cassandra_Lionheart looks at the phrases.
Riia frowns
Riia frowns hard
ORN will test an ice wire for assimilation
Riia signs "Two prisoners"
The phrases are clearly Yeti.
Riia signs: "Sakha at top."
Riia signs: "Hell prisoner at bottom- Fakir?"
Cassandra Lionheart: "Sahka..Darn."
Cassandra Lionheart: "Up top then. Sakha is higgher priorety."
Riia nods
Cassandra Lionheart: "Now to get in. ORN, you got a key for this door?"
Pak: "…"
The Trio hops from wire to wire. The wires are blasted away easily enough…
[OOC] WC GM: Anyone still delaying them that way?
Pak: "…Wait, why are you guys shooting the wires?"
ORN: "Affirmative"
Riia isn't.
Riia punches ORN and points at the wall.
Pak: "Aren't they holding this place up?"
Cassandra Lionheart: "To delay the trio."
ORN kneels, charges up, and lancers the wall
Pak: "You should do something like this."
[OOC] ORN: I figure the light mp-drain will slow things down
Hector: "We have to use the wires to get BACK."
The outermost wall shatters, and does not reform.
Pak kneels near the wire the Trio is currently on.
Hector: "So let's just keep blasting walls to get to Sakha."
Riia heads into the next courtyard.
[OOC] ORN: we'll have plenty of time to get back the hard way afterwards
ORN nods at Hector
Riia looks for way down…
Pak closes his eyes. "Aah…"
Cassandra Lionheart: "Wall is open Hector. Lets go!"
Pak: "Does anyone know Dispel?"
ORN tosses a few chunks of self at the entrance for when something tries walking in
Eric Lionheart: "I do."
Pak: "Or have Purifying Salt?"
Down seems to be far more than a few stories.
[OOC] WC GM: Awareness, Riia.
Pak: "Cast it on this wire."
Eric_Lionheart casts Dispel on the wires the trio is using.
Riia rolled 1d100 and got 6 for a total of 6
[OOC] Riia: Critpass by 94
Riia frowns…
Riia nods and signs "Chil-"
Riia blanches!
The Trio falls off the wires.
Cassandra Lionheart: "Riia?"
Riia signs: "Hell prisoner = CHILLA"
WC GM rolled 1d100 and got 30 for a total of 30
WC GM rolled 2d100 and got 21, 59 for a total of 80
Riia frowns
Riia shakes her head in correction.
Cassandra Lionheart: "So..Wait? Chilla is being held captive?"
ORN: "Prisoner???"
ORN: "… Could be a mistranslation or trap."
The Trio manages to recover, bouncing from wire to wire, though their progress is slowed considerably.
Cassandra Lionheart: "Okay, right now, Sahka is more important."
Pak: "There, that'll slow em'- oh, right."
Riia signs: "Chilla further down. My bad."
Pak tosses one more Slowga.
ORN: "Not necessarily 'prisoner' in chilla's case, in othr words"
Pak rolled 3d100 and got 7, 78, 98 for a total of 183
Pak doesn't even watch to see if it's effective- just heads in after the party.
Biggs booooounceeeeeees iiiiiinnnnn ssssslllllooooowwwwww mmmmoooottttiiiioooonnn…
Hicks and Wedge look at one another.
Cassandra_Lionheart rushes into the citdadel.
Hicks: "Wanna wait 'til it wears off?"
Pak heads inside!
Wedge: "Sure. It ain't fun without all three of us."
Felicia goes in after the others.
Hector follows after quickly.
Eric_Lionheart follows the group.
Pak: "Come on, let's get Sakha already!"
More walls lie between the party and Sakha - easily blown through, though they take some time. //
[OOC] Pak: Are there stairs?
[OOC] WC GM: Once you get far enough inside, yeah.
Hector: "We're coming…we're coming…and I'm not gonna give up!"
[OOC] Riia: Sakha, then Hell Prisoner - presumably someone from underworld; perhaps Trio Fight in between
[OOC] WC GM: But blasting through them is a good enough stop point, so…
ORN: "… Why would you give up? Its rather obvious we're succeeding"

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