EC Session 7.16

Noon, Merch 3 Gaiaday.
The party races to intercept Shh'ck, the corrupted ice spirit, which has just been chased up the shaft by Fakir's lava.
Said lava's glow gives the icy walls a firey tint.
Riia looks over the party to see who's still hurt.
Not that it matters - the spirit is heading straight for Fakir's shelter! Time to put a stop to that.
ORN jumping there as fast as he can, as tasty as the ground may soon be
Pak runs after it! "You stop right there!"
[OOC] Doppohectohedron: 'rune of advanced knowledge?
[OOC] ORN: hm…
[OOC] WC GM: Yeah, roll it.
Doppohectohedron: "Stay sharp, people, it'll probably turn on us as soon as it gets up there!"
Doppohectohedron rolled 1d100 and got 100 for a total of 100
[OOC] Felicia: Great success
[OOC] Doppohectohedron: good gawds, does he have a gf?
[OOC] Eric Lionheart: *snerk*
It turns on the group upon hearing Hector's advice!
[OOC] WC GM: Cassandra!
[OOC] Doppohectohedron: great job there!
[OOC] Aerdan: ♪ This was a failure… I'm making a note here: needs GF. It's hard to overstate my dissatisfaction… ♪
[OOC] ORN: heh. nice one
[OOC] Riia: heh
[OOC] WC GM: Yeah.
Cassandra_Lionheart tries to Double Cut it, hoping to slow it down a little bit
[OOC] Riia: No Bits or anything to this one? I mean, what does it look like?
[OOC] Doppohectohedron: Runes of adv-Knowledge… we act first in fights, save when we can't… For the good of all of us, except now we'll all be dead
[OOC] ORN: roll it cassie?
Cassandra Lionheart rolled 2#3d12+330(1) and got 2, 8, 9 for a total of 349
Cassandra Lionheart rolled 2#3d12+330(2) and got 12, 6, 2 for a total of 350
Cassandra Lionheart got a total of 699
[OOC] Cassandra Lionheart: yeah, sorry was catching up in the story.
The ice spirit looks kind of like the Yeti it used to inhabit - except, now of pure ice. Riia can feel its raw hatred just by looking at it.
[OOC] Riia: Thanks
[OOC] ORN: well this is obviously some form of abomination so it must be destroyed.
Cassandra's sword chips small pieces from the thing.
[OOC] WC GM: More like, this is obviously something that's intent on destroying you if not destroyed first.
WC GM: Battle order: Sakha:60 Riia:28 Sakha:25(EI) Pak:25 ORN:24 Felicia:24 Ahiru:23 Hector:22 Eric:21 Cassandra:20 Shh'ck:19
[OOC] WC GM: Sakha!
[OOC] Riia: destroy destroy i will eliminate all enemies
Sakha blinks. "Another battle…?" She prepares her wand.
[OOC] WC GM: BGM: http:/‘`/``hystereo.mid
[OOC] WC GM: Riia!
Riia glares at the beasty…
[OOC] Riia: one moment
[OOC] ORN: Haste me up and there will be a whoooole lot of death. some of us have over 3500 limit to dispense!
[OOC] Riia: Trying Skyhook.
Riia loads a custom round into her rifle, and takes aim!
[OOC] Riia: Temperamental first.
Riia rolled 1d100 and got 4 for a total of 4
[OOC] Eric Lionheart: wut 3500
[OOC] Riia: …..GF
Riia rolled 1d100 and got 1 for a total of 1
[OOC] ORN: o.o
[OOC] Felicia: Great success
[OOC] Eric Lionheart: I’m laughing so hard right now.
[OOC] WC GM: You GF a crit, and get another crit.
[OOC] WC GM: …except you didn't want a crit just then. But eh.
Riia pulls the trigger as the round hisses out useless smoke. She throws her hat to the ground in disgust.
[OOC] WC GM: Sakha!
Sakha casts Nuke
Sakha rolled up 1d100: 49 (49)
[OOC] WC GM: hit, W: Fire
Sakha rolled 4d12+567,150% and got 2, 11, 11, 6 for a total of 895.5
Sakha rolled up 1d100: 85 (85)
The heat washes into - and through - the thing. (I: Fatal)
[OOC] WC GM: Pak!
Pak does his typical Phantom Dice routine.
[OOC] Eric Lionheart: inb4 reflect
Pak: Current target is 1 of 9: Pak. The result of the Phantom Dice for this target is +40 MEVA.
Pak: Current target is 2 of 9: Sakha. The result of the Phantom Dice for this target is Haste (4).
Pak: Current target is 3 of 9: Ahiru. The result of the Phantom Dice for this target is Haste (4).
Pak: Current target is 4 of 9: Riia. The result of the Phantom Dice for this target is Haste (4).
Pak: Current target is 5 of 9: Hector. The result of the Phantom Dice for this target is Shell (4).
Pak: Current target is 6 of 9: Eric. The result of the Phantom Dice for this target is Weapon gains the Piercing ability (4).
[OOC] ORN: come on dice, you owe me for those accs
Pak: Current target is 7 of 9: Cassie. The result of the Phantom Dice for this target is +30 MACC.
Pak: Current target is 8 of 9: Felicia. The result of the Phantom Dice for this target is +25% Gil.
Pak: Current target is 9 of 9: ORN. The result of the Phantom Dice for this target is +25% Gil.
[OOC] Felicia: Oh come on
Eric_Lionheart thinks his weapon is sharper now. Which is odd, considering it's a staff.
[OOC] ORN: nice on hasting the rest mind you… er, wait, don't they already have that?
[OOC] ORN: no just one. awesome overall. it hates me.
[OOC] Pak: Ahiru can self-haste if she wishes. I don't think Riia has any haste
[OOC] Riia: Just Sakha, as I recall…
[OOC] Pak: Hey, moar gil
[OOC] Cassandra Lionheart: Can eric and I swap? »;
[OOC] Riia: Hey, at least there was no Rflect
[OOC] WC GM: Yeah, Sakha's Auto-Haste overrides Haste(4).
ORN: "CKAG-04D, Initiating reconfiguration preparations…"
ORN breaks a speed-drink over himself
[OOC] Eric Lionheart: I don't think we can trade dice.
[OOC] WC GM: Felicia!
Felicia 's sword bursts into flame! She strikes at Shh'ck!
Felicia rolled 1d100 and got 22 for a total of 22
[OOC] Felicia: so close, and yet so far
[OOC] WC GM: Hit, W: Fire
Felicia rolled 4d10+450,150% and got 10, 1, 5, 7 for a total of 709.5
Felicia melts off one of the ice thing's muscles.
It might look gross, except…all ice.
[OOC] WC GM: Ahiru!
Ahiru whirlwind strikes
Ahiru rolled 4d8+322,150% and got 2, 3, 8, 4 for a total of 508.5
Another small chip comes off.
[OOC] WC GM: Hector!
Doppohectohedron: "This Hand of mine is burning red! Kill that icy bastard before it starts to hurt!" ((Assault))
Doppohectohedron brings up his whip and starts to concentrate! ((CT-12))
[OOC] WC GM: Eric!
Eric_Lionheart hmms. Foe made of ice…likely to use ice. Does Absorb:Ice to the party.
[OOC] WC GM: Cassandra!
Cassandra_Lionheart double cuts Shh'ck ((goes off on 10))
[OOC] Aerdan: Now watch as it uses Air. :p
It begins to form a glacier to throw just as Eric's shield goes up. But instead of being thrown, the glacier…turns into a slot machine?
[OOC] Doppohectohedron: I was JUST about to mention pak's abilities
[OOC] Riia: Uh-oh, gambling party….
WC GM rolled 1d10 and got 10 for a total of 10
WC GM rolled 2d100 and got 99, 44 for a total of 143
[OOC] Felicia: yay
Eric Lionheart: "…What?"
Pak: "…>:3"
Cassandra Lionheart: "Do I want to know?"
Pak: "…Wait, that might actually be bad."
WC GM rolled 5d10 and got 1, 4, 5, 6, 7 for a total of 23
[OOC] ORN: why miss bad?
Eric Lionheart: "Likely consideribly so."
[OOC] Pak: …oh god. what.
[OOC] Pak: NOOO.
The machine shatters! Shards of raw power shoot out over the entire field!
[OOC] WC GM: Not quite the worst possible.
[OOC] WC GM: Worst possible would be if it didn't botch.
[OOC] Pak: Second worst possible.
[OOC] Felicia: yeah
One shard impacts Shh'ck! And bounces off…
[OOC] ORN: someone mind elaborating? I never did quite memorise gambler things
Felicia, Hector, ORN, and Pak are hit by the remaining shards, and immediately KOed.
[OOC] Pak: He botched on a 10.
[OOC] Pak: This activates roullette.
[OOC] JayM: Hahaha, Kills half the combantants on the field
[OOC] JayM: Instantly
[OOC] Pak: Roullette auto-kills party and enemies.
[OOC] WC GM: Though the boss is I: Fatal.
[OOC] JayM: Chosen randomly, as well
Cassandra_Lionheart looks and is stunned.
[OOC] ORN: er. shadow proof, death proof, auto reraise; anything work here?
[OOC] WC GM: Death proof.
Pak ded.
[OOC] Pak: …Does our HP count towards limit?)
ORN's shielding proves most effective - must be the same type as Shh'ck used.
ORN assimilates the damn thing and shimmers a bright blue for a moment
[OOC] WC GM: Yep.
[OOC] WC GM: Cassandra!
[OOC] Pak: Well, all of us who died just hit limito
Cassandra Lionheart rolled 2#3d12+330(1) and got 7, 11, 2 for a total of 350
Cassandra Lionheart rolled 2#3d12+330(2) and got 6, 11, 2 for a total of 349
Cassandra Lionheart got a total of 699
ORN: "That was a mistake, invader…"
WC GM: Status Phase - AhiruRiiaORN: Haste(3)
WC GM: Status Phase - Eric: Piercing(3)
WC GM: Status Phase - Cassandra: +30MACC(U)
WC GM: Status Phase - RiiaSakhaEricAhiru: A:Ice(3)
WC GM: Status Phase - CassandraORN: A:Ice(3)
Eric Lionheart: "Hmm. Not a pushover by all means."
WC GM: Battle order: Sakha:56 ORN:56 Ahiru:48 Riia:46 Cassandra:25 Sakha:21(EI) Eric:21 ORN:21(EI) Shh'ck:20 Ahiru:13(EI) Riia:11(EI)
[OOC] WC GM: Sakha!
Cassandra Lionheart: "Nope."
Sakha nukes again
Sakha rolled 1d100 and got 42 for a total of 42
Sakha rolled 4d12+567,150% and got 5, 9, 2, 9 for a total of 888.0
Another hole is blown through it…
ORN: "White concentration maximised. Switching to Genocide mode Beta. CKAG-04, Self-configuration to Giga-Wing. Joy Harbinger initiated!"
ORN drops to one knee, detonating his rear stablisers and lower legs to form a wide-area rune across the ground
ORN suddenly casts a shadow across the party, extending two massive thrust arrays, holds his armed right-arm to the sky, and shatters it into a hexa-railed launcher array
ORN opens a reptilian jaw… a frozen smile of splintered edges
ORN: "Negotiations have FAILED, outworlder"
ORN rolled 1d2 and got 1 for a total of 1
ORN: "All friendlies… Escape"
ORN lifts high above the battlefield, blacks out his eyes and waits, launcher down at his side.
ORN raises his left claw, holding the crooked arm at the enemy far below. A powerful wind sweeps across the area as the air as the left arm absorbs all around, and light itself begins to bend away from the ground, until naught is left to see
ORN: "Exaton Assimilator Drive… Release"
ORN creates a minute spark within the darkness, and with it rends the battlefield with light, slicing away at his foe till the air returns anew, battering those beneath.
ORN rolled 4d12+540,300% and got 3, 5, 1, 3 for a total of 1656.0
[OOC] WC GM: BDL, right?
[OOC] ORN: Frag, not that that matters, but yes, BDL
ORN's hit bends the fabric of reality - though the light-consuming had begun to do so already…
Yet still it does not seem to have done that much damage.
[OOC] WC GM: Ahiru!
[OOC] ORN: too much breaking reality, not enough breaking target ^^;
Ahiru whirlwind strikes again!
Ahiru rolled 4d8+322,150% and got 7, 5, 1, 2 for a total of 505.5
Another bit comes off
[OOC] WC GM: Riia!
Riia kicks into high gear!
[OOC] Riia: We're +1 multiplier, right?
[OOC] Cassandra Lionheart: Hector is down…
[OOC] Doppohectohedron: so no
[OOC] Riia: Shoot, n/m. Who else is down?
[OOC] Felicia: sup bra
[OOC] WC GM: Hector, Felicia, and Pak are down.
[OOC] Riia: Kay…mmmmgh
[OOC] Riia: …nah, I'll limit break anyway.
[OOC] Pak: Well, hector down is okay for not-having to dopple
[OOC] Pak: But I want my gamblefight >:O)
Riia rolled 6d10 and got 6, 5, 6, 8, 6, 2 for a total of 33
[OOC] ORN: no idea if that's doable but there's always a handful of speed potions on orn you guys can use
[OOC] WC GM: Takes an action to take the item, then another to use it.
[OOC] WC GM: So - doable, but inefficient.
[OOC] ORN: kk. someone remind me to hand the things out later ^^:
[OOC] Riia: Looks like 6 hits, then, writing
[OOC] ORN: the limit changes sent riia's damage skyhigh but all the effects be gone right?
[OOC] WC GM: Wouldn't that last one be a crit?
[OOC] Riia: ….I don't believe so. My sheet says it's a hit, almost a miss but not quite.
[OOC] Riia: Though if you'll recall I'm using the older version of the rules…
[OOC] WC GM: I just checked the rules. 1-3 is crit.
[OOC] WC GM: Without any modifications to the crit range, but you don't seem to be using any.
[OOC] Riia: As I recall, when those changes came out I asked to keep using the older rules because I wanted the variations that they wrote out.
[OOC] Riia: So…
[OOC] WC GM: The older rules had that range too.
[OOC] JayM: They had
[OOC] Riia: I musta miscopied, then. Kay
Riia slips a special grapnel over the muzzle of her rifle and shoots Chilla with it, a wire dangling from the hook. She discharges electricity down the wire; it crackles into a shell around the ice monster.
Riia follows the first round up with a second round, which shatters the shell into Chilla.
Riia pulls out an armor piercing, discarding sabot round with a depleted uranium core. She shoots Chilla. She then slaps the lid closed on a rocket, which surges up through the atmospere.
Riia watches as the rocket rams straight into Chilla and then explodes.
[OOC] WC GM: I: Fatal, Weak, and Time, and no WRIA: Lightning
Riia rolled 5#4d12+405(1) and got 1, 10, 4, 2 for a total of 422
Riia rolled 5#4d12+405(2) and got 2, 5, 7, 5 for a total of 424
Riia rolled 5#4d12+405(3) and got 5, 2, 1, 8 for a total of 421
Riia rolled 5#4d12+405(4) and got 8, 10, 8, 12 for a total of 443
Riia rolled 5#4d12+405(5) and got 5, 3, 11, 3 for a total of 427
Riia rolled 4d12+405,125% and got 6, 3, 2, 10 for a total of 532.5
Riia got a total of 2669.5
[OOC] Riia: Armor Down, Meltdown?
[OOC] WC GM: Immune to those
[OOC] Riia: ….Disable?
[OOC] ORN: wait. not seal?
[OOC] WC GM: Disable is Time
[OOC] JayM: Immune to Time, so to Disable
[OOC] Riia: Kay, then it's just the pirecing that needs to be mentioned.
[OOC] Riia: #4 and #6 are Percing.
Another big chunk of the ice thing is torn out…yet still, it does not seem that wounded.
[OOC] WC GM: Cassandra!
[OOC] ORN: if it weren't for all the corpses I'd say scan
Cassandra_Lionheart double cuts Shh'ck again ((goes off on 15))
[OOC] WC GM: Sakha!
Sakha uses Osmose!
Sakha rolled up 1d100: 67 (67)
Sakha rolled up 4d8+315: 326 (326)
That gave Shh'ck a pause. It turns, and looks straight at Sakha.
[OOC] Sakha: How much MP I get?
Sakha recovers 208 MP.
[OOC] WC GM: Give me a moment to calculate. :P
[OOC] WC GM: Eric!
[OOC] Eric Lionheart: Who's down again?
[OOC] WC GM: Pak, Felicia, Hector
Eric_Lionheart waits till 19.
[OOC] ORN: great, don't tell me the thing's mp-killable….
[OOC] Riia: Welp, I know what my next attack is gonna be
[OOC] WC GM: …read more logs or remember things better? :P
ORN rolled 1d2 and got 2 for a total of 2
ORN: "Minor Selves… Detatch"
ORN explodes into the atmosphere and looks below, before extending out his wings and pausing for a moment. ORN concentrates a moment, detonating tail and wingtips, letting the shards hover alongside his form.
ORN: "Selves. Annihilate."
ORN points, and the razor armada plunges into the melee, ripping into all around. ORN lets off a single beam of white light from his mouth at the fray, refracting it through the fallen multitude, and through the subjects of his wrath.
ORN rolled 4d12+540,250% and got 2, 8, 11, 9 for a total of 1425.0
[OOC] ORN: this one unfortunately multi and not BDL ^^; He's I:time so the slow won't work
Another chunk of the thing is gone.
It glares at Sakha and…rolls some dice?
WC_GM: Current target is 1 of 1: Shh'ck. The result of the Phantom Dice for this target is +40 EVA.
[OOC] Riia: Damnit, where's Biggs when you need her
[OOC] WC GM: You just killed her
Pak c_c
[OOC] Riia: Like that's ever worked in the past
[OOC] WC GM: Cassandra!
Pak: "…Wow."
Cassandra Lionheart rolled 2#3d12+330(1) and got 5, 9, 2 for a total of 346
Cassandra Lionheart rolled 2#3d12+330(2) and got 5, 5, 1 for a total of 341
Cassandra Lionheart got a total of 687
[OOC] WC GM: Eric!
[OOC] ORN: yay for autohits… and for felicia's dispels, though failing that we've a stack of purifying salts, or at least one or two on orn you can take if its needed
Eric_Lionheart revives Felicia with Arise.
[OOC] WC GM: Ahiru!
Felicia: "Ugha…"
[OOC] Riia: Ahiru?
[OOC] Riia: Terra?
Ahiru delays…
[OOC] Sakha: Sorry didn't hear the beep
…but not by much
Ahiru Whirlwind Strikes!
Ahiru rolled 4d8+322,150% and got 7, 8, 8, 4 for a total of 523.5
[OOC] WC GM: Riia!
Riia is still breathing hard from that flurry of attacks earlier. She readies herself to launch into it again….then tosses a Phoenix Down at Pak.
[OOC] Riia: Back at 25% health, Pak, IIRC
Pak sits up at 1 HP. c.c
[OOC] Riia: Chemist sub-job
[OOC] Pak: Phoenix Down is 1 HP. :p
[OOC] Pak: Oh! Right, uhh.
[OOC] Pak: It's either 25% or 10%
[OOC] Riia: Looking…
[OOC] Pak: Felicia which is it
[OOC] Riia: 20%
[OOC] Pak: Kay
[OOC] WC GM: 20% for subjob, no?
WC GM: Status Phase - Shh'ck: +40EVA(U)
WC GM: Status Phase - AhiruRiiaORN: Haste(2)
WC GM: Status Phase - Eric: Piercing(2)
WC GM: Status Phase - Cassandra: +30MACC(U)
WC GM: Status Phase - RiiaSakhaEricAhiru: A:Ice(2)
WC GM: Status Phase - CassandraORN: A:Ice(2)
Pak sits up with a bit more HP. (111 HP.)
Pak: "Okay! :O"
Pak: "That… that was cheap, you jerk."
WC GM: Battle order: ORN:50 Riia:46 Sakha:46 Ahiru:44 Pak:29 Cassandra:28 Felicia:23 Eric:22 Shh'ck:18 ORN:15(EI) Riia:11(EI) Sakha:11(EI) Ahiru:9(EI)
ORN rolled 1d2 and got 1 for a total of 1
ORN gives a massive wingflap, raising above the battle, and begins accumulating everything
ORN pulses for a moment, accelerating the assimilation until the entire field is nothing but darkness
[OOC] Felicia: SOS Haste
ORN: "… Firing…"
ORN: /me creates a minute spark within the darkness, and with it rends the battlefield with light, slicing away at his foe till the air returns anew, battering those beneath.
[OOC] ORN: GAH! STUPID SPACE! actually stupid alt, there's a bar in the middle of my typing bar and both work??
[OOC] WC GM: Felicia was brought back to full HP, no?
ORN rolled 4d12+540,300% and got 8, 5, 4, 12 for a total of 1707.0
[OOC] Felicia: err
[OOC] ORN: Frag, BDL
[OOC] Felicia: oh right, Arise. Poo.
That ice thing is looking like Swiss cheese. Which is odd, as there is no Switzerland here to name it after.
[OOC] WC GM: Riia!
Riia locks a large cylinder onto the tip of her rifle and shoots Chilla…
[OOC] Riia: Surge first
Riia rolled 1d100 and got 91 for a total of 91
[OOC] Riia: No surge
[OOC] Riia: Attack roll next
Riia rolled 1d100 and got 15 for a total of 15
[OOC] WC GM: Is that a crit?
[OOC] Riia: …….shoot, I don't think that's a crit, since it's not technically my rifle.
[OOC] Riia: Damnit!
[OOC] WC GM: Well, hit, anyway
[OOC] Eric Lionheart: Riia is stealing all the good rolls today.
Riia rolled 3d8+270 and got 3, 4, 3 for a total of 280
[OOC] Riia: vs 1/2 ARM, half of that is at MP
Riia pulls the trigger. The cylinder explodes into a thousand tiny shards that cut through Shh'ck's armor…and magical reserves.
That did not do much damage…but it hurt.
[OOC] WC GM: Sakha!
Sakha smirks at the Yeti and Osmoses again!
Sakha rolled up 1d100: 50 (50)
Sakha rolled up 4d8+315: 341 (341)
Sakha retrieves 223 MP!
[OOC] WC GM: Ahiru!
Pak wobble.
Ahiru whirlwind strikes again
Ahiru rolled 4d8+322,150% and got 1, 4, 7, 2 for a total of 504.0
[OOC] WC GM: Pak!
Pak is seething with heat! But… he seems uncertain.
[OOC] Riia: Goooooo bunnygirl!
[OOC] Pak: I'm at limit, but I only have a Status-limit and a Holy-damage-limit. And with no scan so far…
[OOC] Eric Lionheart: Wait till I go, then I'll scan.
Pak just reels.
[OOC] Pak: Oh? Okay.)
Pak waits until after Eric.
[OOC] WC GM: Cassandra!
Cassandra_Lionheart double cuts Shh'ck again ((goes off on 18))
[OOC] WC GM: Felicia!
[OOC] Felicia: hurr
[OOC] WC GM: Your turn, Felicia.
[OOC] Felicia: Im aware, typing stuffs
Felicia 's weapon takes on a red glow, as the image of a scorpion engulfs the blade. Slashing at the foe, the image strikes out against the target with its tail to inject a deadly venom!
Felicia rolled 1d100 and got 50 for a total of 50
[OOC] WC GM: hit
Felicia rolled 4d10+480 and got 2, 5, 3, 4 for a total of 494
Felicia rolled 1d100 and got 80 for a total of 80
Felicia got a total of 574
[OOC] Felicia: ._.
The venom slides right off the ice.
[OOC] WC GM: Eric!
Eric_Lionheart Scans Shh'ck.
[OOC] Riia: Oh, good, looks like he's typing something.
[OOC] Riia: Which is cool unless he's typing lies.
Level 56 Boss Arcana. 12963/24192 HP, 915/1456 MP. A: Ice, E: Ice, W: Fire. I: All. A spirit of pure magic, desparately clinging to physical form after being ejected from its avatar, and downright angry at being suppressed for 100 years for the Yetis' backup plan - but even more angry at he who is trying to turn this nice icy domain into a firey refuge.
[OOC] WC GM: Pak!
[OOC] Riia: As in a cataclysmic fiery- oh, no.
[OOC] Riia: Never mind…
Pak RAR.
Pak POINTS UP. "OKAY YOU ARE A JERK." High above the battlefield, the planets seem to twirl and align… but noone can see 'cause we're so deep underground. ._.
Eric Lionheart: "Pure magic, huh."
ORN: "It shall lose both"
Riia nods and signs: "Note that avatar already slain…"
ORN spins an eye to sakha for a moment
Felicia: "Ahh… then I'll strike directly at its spirit, from now on."
Pak points at the boss! A huge, precision-directed laser fires from space, piercing through the city above and striking Shh'ck!
Pak rolled 5d12+882 and got 12, 3, 3, 8, 1 for a total of 909
The laser crashes right through Shh'ck - and the citadel! Strikes the lava below!
[OOC] Pak: Holy damage, ignores MARM/ARM
The party can not see it, but can hear the rumbling and boiling…and see the orange of the walls intensify. It is also getting a bit hotter.
[OOC] WC GM: Cassandra!
Eric Lionheart: "…Are you sure you should have done that?"
Cassandra Lionheart rolled 2#3d12+330(1) and got 4, 3, 11 for a total of 348
Cassandra Lionheart rolled 2#3d12+330(2) and got 6, 6, 6 for a total of 348
Cassandra Lionheart got a total of 696
Eric Lionheart: "Because I'm pretty opposed to being in a place made of ice when there is lava about.
Pak: "…Not really."
ORN: "The Magma is fine too"
Pak: "But It felt good. I bet those summons liked it."
Shh'ck rebuilds its slot machine quickly.
WC GM rolled 1d10 and got 6 for a total of 6
[OOC] Riia: ….you know, I'm pretty sure Nova meant that reference.
WC GM rolled 2d100 and got 49, 6 for a total of 55
Several wierd-looking creatures peek in from above - the Aeons, freed from their reactor, perhaps?
Shh'ck lances out a hand to grab a draconic one by the neck!
Pak waves up to them through the hole in the ceiling.
Retracts, and slams it in the general vicinity of the party!
Pak eep!
The dragon struggles free after a few poundings.
ORN points at Shh'ck
WC GM rolled 4d10+432 and got 10, 10, 4, 9 for a total of 465
ORN: "Your target. The imprisonment."
Everyone in the party takes 465, MARM damage.
Eric Lionheart: "Ow."
[OOC] Cassandra Lionheart: HP: 347/736, SoS: 184
Riia gets a feral gleam in her eye, carresses her rifle, and clears the chamber of the special rounds that take too much time to use…
[OOC] ORN: we ever get healed this fight if not, then 102/648
ORN rolled 1d2 and got 1 for a total of 1
[OOC] WC GM: No healing yet aside from revivals.
[OOC] Riia: HP 73/478, 15%
[OOC] Felicia: HP: 548/924, MP: 439/664, SoS: 231, Limit: 174.675325%
ORN lifts off, losing small bits and pieces from the effort, his assimilator claw kept high above
[OOC] Sakha: HP:284/648-MP:469/835-Limit:1365/648/972/1296/1620-SOS:162
[OOC] Ahiru: HP:236/572-MP:252/767-Limit:2224/572/858/1144/1430-SOS:143
ORN rapidly points it down, forming a black orb, held together by lightning, and begins sucking in reality
ORN: "Exaton Assimilator Drive, releasing contents."
ORN sparks the universe back into existance, and right into Shh'ck's face!
ORN rolled 4d12+540,300% and got 1, 1, 12, 2 for a total of 1668.0
What face? What head, for that matter, after that pounding? Though the body shambles along…
[OOC] WC GM: Riia!
Riia rolled 1d100 and got 19 for a total of 19
[OOC] Riia: CRIT
[OOC] Pak: oh. I got hurt again. c.c;
Pak is down again @_@ Forgot to get healed.
Riia rolled 4d12+405,200% and got 6, 12, 1, 3 for a total of 854.0
[OOC] Riia: +50% Berserk, +50% Crit
[OOC] WC GM: +100% Crit
[OOC] Riia: ….oh, my bad. Ah, well, no BDL on this gun…
[OOC] WC GM: 1067.5 damage
Riia's shot almost but not quite pushes the bounds that ORN has been breaking…
[OOC] WC GM: BDL only matters after ARM/MARM
[OOC] WC GM: Sakha!
[OOC] Riia: Oh
Sakha drains more magic from the Spirit
Sakha rolled up 4d8+315: 337 (337)
Another 219 MP are leeched away
[OOC] WC GM: Ahiru!
Ahiru strikes again!
Ahiru rolled 4d8+322,150% and got 7, 6, 3, 5 for a total of 514.5
And another bit falls away
WC GM: Status Phase - Shh'ck: +40EVA(U)
WC GM: Status Phase - AhiruRiiaORN: Haste(1)
WC GM: Status Phase - Eric: Piercing(1)
WC GM: Status Phase - Cassandra: +30MACC(U)
WC GM: Status Phase - RiiaSakhaEricAhiru: A:Ice(1)
WC GM: Status Phase - CassandraORN: A:Ice(1)
WC GM: Battle order: Sakha:64 ORN:60 Ahiru:52 Riia:48 Sakha:29(EI) ORN:25(EI) Eric:24 Felicia:23 Cassandra:22 Shh'ck:18 Ahiru:17(EI) Riia:13(EI)
[OOC] WC GM: Sakha!
Sakha gets some more magic back.
Sakha rolled up 1d100: 35 (35)
Sakha rolled up 4d8+315: 328 (328)
210 MP, to be specific.
ORN rolled 1d2 and got 2 for a total of 2
[OOC] ORN: aww, will the mp eaters win the race?
[OOC] WC GM: We'll see!
ORN: "Selves… Deploy"
[OOC] Sakha: Well I'm back at max MP, I can throw nukes again
ORN spreads wide, releasing multiple twin blades held together by some quartz
[OOC] Riia: Well, I've switched teams on that…
ORN: "Annihilate"
ORN fires off a massive storm of crystal, backed by multiple blasts from his launcher arm and jaw!
ORN rolled 4d12+540,250% and got 7, 10, 6, 11 for a total of 1435.0
Crystal meets crystal in a massive explosion! But Shh'ck is still there afterwards…
[OOC] WC GM: Ahiru!
Ahiru whirlwinds
Ahiru rolled 4d8+322,150% and got 2, 3, 4, 7 for a total of 507.0
[OOC] Riia: Crap, I don't know what I'm gonna do on my turn!
[OOC] Riia: ….no, wait, I think I know…
[OOC] WC GM: Riia!
Riia rolled 1d100 and got 51 for a total of 51
[OOC] ORN: power-up would be good for 1/2 shots ^^;
[OOC] WC GM: hit
Riia rolled 4d8+405,150% and got 2, 7, 5, 5 for a total of 636.0
[OOC] WC GM: Sakha!
More pieces are coming off the ice giant…well, no longer so giant…
[OOC] WC GM: Sakha?
[OOC] Sakha: Sorry missed da beep
Sakha NUKES this time.
Sakha rolled 1d100 and got 74 for a total of 74
Sakha rolled 4d12+567,150% and got 6, 4, 7, 9 for a total of 889.5
Yeah, it's definitely starting to melt now…
ORN rolled 1d2 and got 2 for a total of 2
ORN bursts into Shh'ck, drives his claw into its shrinking form, and tears out his fired mass!
ORN: "Your form shall perish, and reason shall run rampant through the land"
ORN rips out another large chunk and leaps back!
ORN rolled 4d12+540,250% and got 2, 11, 3, 6 for a total of 1405.0
The chunk ORN ripped out goes saiiiiiling over the side…landing with a "plop" entirely too quickly.
[OOC] ORN: damn you universe, blocking my precious damage!
That might be related to why the ground suddenly shakes, the remaining cables attached to the sanctuary suddenly snap, and the ceiling seems to start getting closer.
[OOC] WC GM: Eric!
[OOC] Riia: Strange coincidence, that.
[OOC] Eric Lionheart: Who's down at the moment still?
[OOC] WC GM: Pak and Hector
Eric_Lionheart gets Pak back up with Arise.
[OOC] WC GM: Felicia!
[OOC] ORN: those not raised pretty low on hp I think
Felicia 's sword glows as triune ghostly orbs flow into the blade, and strikes at Shh'ck's spirit!
Felicia rolled 1d100 and got 73 for a total of 73
[OOC] WC GM: hit
[OOC] Felicia: I will break you
Felicia rolled 4d10+480 and got 10, 7, 6, 7 for a total of 510
[OOC] Felicia: ARM, MP damage
WHAPOW! Felicia can feel Shh'ck holding on by mere threads after her strike.
[OOC] WC GM: Cassandra!
Cassandra_Lionheart double cuts Shh'ck again ((goes off on 12))
Shh'ck tries those reels again…
WC GM rolled 1d10 and got 2 for a total of 2
WC GM rolled 1d10 and got 10 for a total of 10
WC GM rolled 2d100 and got 40, 9 for a total of 49
A chocobo almost comes out of the machine - Shh'ck jams it back in, and it explodes!
[OOC] WC GM: Anyone besides ORN I: Death?
[OOC] Riia: no, tho I have reraise
[OOC] Pak: …what. Did he GF?
[OOC] WC GM: Do Over
[OOC] Pak: Does the boss have- ffff!
[OOC] Cassandra Lionheart: ….
Most of the party is taken down - though Riia gets back up afterwards…
[OOC] Pak: D:
[OOC] Riia: ……………..well, great. And I lack the HPs to do anything about it.
[OOC] WC GM: Riia!
Riia shoots Chilla.
Riia rolled 1d100 and got 88 for a total of 88
[OOC] Riia: ……..hit?
[OOC] Pak: Well, to be fair, this is really just a very extreme version of Dicehaet
[OOC] Pak: …it might not. He has +40 EVA
[OOC] Riia: …..*sigh*
[OOC] Riia: And I wasted my GF getting another crit when I wanted to not crit.
[OOC] Eric Lionheart: Unless you got antiMP, we are fucked on a scale you cannot even comprehend.
[OOC] WC GM: hit
[OOC] ORN: who's still up?
Riia rolled 4d12+405,150% and got 3, 1, 7, 10 for a total of 639.0
[OOC] Riia: Me, you, I think
[OOC] Pak: …Um, WC.
[OOC] Riia: And the both of us are berserked or close enough it makes no difference
[OOC] ORN: I'm effectively berserked at the moment so can't heal meself; hp ain't too high but do have auto regen
[OOC] Eric Lionheart: I'm pretty sure I'm down.
[OOC] ORN: can probably take it out in 2 turns if we're lucky and survive long enough
[OOC] WC GM: …wait, All Over overrides I: Death
[OOC] WC GM: So ORN's down too - but Reraise kicks in
[OOC] Eric Lionheart: …
[OOC] Riia: ………well! That's actually a bright spot.
[OOC] Eric Lionheart: I declare Gambler to be horribly unbalanced as of now.
[OOC] Riia: Since his limit is done.
[OOC] WC GM: Yes @ Riia
[OOC] Pak: Gambler isn't unbalanced. c.c This is Dicehate.
[OOC] ORN: that could actually save us
WC GM: Status Phase - Shh'ck: +40EVA(U)
WC GM: Status Phase - ORN: Haste(0)
WC GM: Status Phase - ORN: A:Ice(0)
[OOC] ORN: anyone know how much hp he's got left?
WC GM: Battle order: ORN:29 Riia:25 Shh'ck:23
ORN blows off his entire form, avoiding the cataclysmic damage… just barely
[OOC] ORN: 66/648
[OOC] WC GM: Doesn't Reraise bring you back at 1?
[OOC] ORN: yeah and then turn ticks and auto regen pops it a little
[OOC] Pak: …Heal Riia.
[OOC] WC GM: Ah, auto-Regen. K.
[OOC] ORN: note: at that level its really no difference anyways
[OOC] Pak: Use an Ultra-pot.
[OOC] Pak: Or something.
[OOC] Pak: Riia, you can do MP damage, right? What's the formula based off?
[OOC] ORN: I can do MP damage also
[OOC] Riia: It's 1/2 of the attack, which is 3d8+10xAGI vs 1/2 ARM.
[OOC] Pak: …Hm.
[OOC] ORN: IF I can survive to do it; white draw, will whack him for full damage
[OOC] Pak: Alright… well.
[OOC] Pak: The issue is his increased EVA.
[OOC] Riia: ……hold on.
[OOC] Pak: White Draw attacks MEVA, or is autohit? Kay.
[OOC] Riia: If All Over overrides I: Death….
[OOC] Riia: Doesn't that mean that when he fumbled Roulette wayyyyyyy back there, he should have died?
[OOC] Riia: Or he/she/it
[OOC] Pak: Nope. Roulette isn't on the same rules.
[OOC] ORN: all over != roulette
[OOC] Eric Lionheart: Roulette is generic death to random.
[OOC] Riia: Ah.
[OOC] Eric Lionheart: All Over is zomg die foo
[OOC] Pak: It's 'as the Blue Magic'.
[OOC] ORN: riia; can you heal before he goes? because I'll go after him.
[OOC] Eric Lionheart: And The End is..well, The End. Thank god that didn't pop up, or if this was a console game, we'd be looking at the game over screen.
[OOC] Pak: …actually The End would have affected us just like this.
[OOC] Pak: >.> Reraise~.
[OOC] Pak: Anyway, like I said. DOES ANYONE HAVE A MEGA PHOENIX.
[OOC] Pak: Check your inventories. Heck, check HECTOR'S inventory.
[OOC] Eric Lionheart: Except he'd be almost at full power still, as opposed to a handful of MP left now.
[OOC] ORN: they're dead we'd need two actions, bad idea. again; just need to know; riia, can you heal me enough to surive that MARM attack?
[OOC] Riia: Not if I'm berserked, no.
[OOC] Pak: Riia's HP sucks and she's berserked.
[OOC] Eric Lionheart: You assume someone who has Gambler powers will use a similar attack again.
[OOC] ORN: no but I assume he'll have similar damage, or kill us outright anyways.
[OOC] Eric Lionheart: It's too random to predict. MP damage it and hope for the best if you can.
[OOC] Pak: ORN might honestly wanna just X-pot himself if he has one. Or Ultra pot then have Riia Ultrapot.
[OOC] ORN: ultrapot no point; if he does do damage again it won't have done enough to save us. no X-pot but even 2 ultra pots probably won't save us. I'm risking it.
[OOC] Pak: …what
ORN spreads open all stablisers, plants an arm in the ground and begins focusing! CT-12
[OOC] Pak: ORN. NO.
[OOC] Pak: -12 is AFTER HIS TURN.
[OOC] ORN: dude, 2 ultra pots won't save us if he attacks, and if death then they were pointless save he gets an extra turn.
[OOC] ORN: so was lancer.
[OOC] WC GM: Riia!
Riia rolled 1d100 and got 69 for a total of 69
[OOC] WC GM: hit
[OOC] ORN: this might kill him. all items I have are worse odds of us winning at best
Riia rolled 4d12+405,150% and got 3, 7, 1, 4 for a total of 630.0
[OOC] Eric Lionheart: So it boils down to luck. And the bot is against us.
[OOC] Pak: …it CAN'T kill him
[OOC] Pak: It goes AFTER HIS TURN.
Riia shoots Shh'ck in its frozen face.
[OOC] Eric Lionheart: That's why it boils down to luck. :/
[OOC] Pak: plus, Riia's a chemist. Ultra pots heal 200.
[OOC] Pak: She'd thus heal 300.
[OOC] Pak: Putting you above previous damage done.
[OOC] Riia: I prolly wouldn't, though. I'd PD.
[OOC] ORN: 150 and 225 for me.
Shh'ck brushes it off, reaching deep within himself to throw an iceberg at ORN…
WC GM rolled 1d100 and got 29 for a total of 29
[OOC] Pak: frigging devil's brand
WC GM rolled 2d12+432 and got 12, 1 for a total of 445
[OOC] ORN: which means I'd still be dead if its a damage move, and she'd be back in berserk. had no choice but to risk it
Hits for 445, ARM Ice damage.
…and then collapses, its magic spent.
[OOC] Riia: ORN: you have no pots?
[OOC] Eric Lionheart: …
[OOC] Riia: ….wait what
[OOC] Eric Lionheart: I just loled so hard.
[OOC] WC GM: http:/‘`/``victory.mid
ORN breaks down from the last hit
Riia glares at the creature, breathing hard, breathing….slowing.
Riia blinks a few times, shoots the creature a few times to be sure, and PD’s Eric.
[OOC] Eric Lionheart: I can't believe that it's MP was drained -precisely- to the ammount it needed to attack. >.>;
Eric_Lionheart groans and gets up slowly. "Ooooh, my head…"
Riia leans on her rifle, and gestures weraly at the group…
[OOC] WC GM: Actually, it was a little lower, but eh.
Eric_Lionheart stumbles over and starts raising the rest of the party.
[OOC] Riia: Can Pak or Sakha raise, or is it just Eric for now?
[OOC] Riia: Actually, Hector always enjoys using items!
[OOC] Eric Lionheart: 100 MP a person with Arise. I'm down to 182 MP.
[OOC] Pak: I can raise.
[OOC] Pak: I just learned it.
Riia Ethers Eric
[OOC] ORN: 915 - 216 - 210 - (510-ARM)
Riia then PDs Pak
Eric Lionheart: "THanks Riia…what did I miss?"
[OOC] ORN: good thing he didn't group it though else it was a magi-master ultima hit
Riia is barely able to focus; she gestures over at the mound of ice and shrugs.
[OOC] WC GM: He only had a T: Single attack action.
That ceiling is getting VERY close.
In fact, only the local area - where Pak's laser punched through - is not about to get impaled.
Riia runs her fingers through her hair and looks about in a daze.
Cassandra_Lionheart rubs her head and looks around.."What is going on?"
Riia leans on her rifle, barely able to look at Cassie
WC GM rolled 1d100 and got 82 for a total of 82
Riia blinks, then hobbles over to Ahiru, checking the necklace
Pak Raises everyone. @_@
Pak is still low on HP…
Riia literally trips over an Ultra Potion. Must have been dropped from those yeticops earlier.
ORN will start pulsing reis wind once he's up
Cassandra_Lionheart hobbles over slowly to the creavse made by pak's shot.
Riia picks it up, stares at it for a second, then drinks.
Felicia: "Crazy random magic…"
[OOC] ORN: well hopefully we devastated the surface with that satellite shot and our own attacks because otherwise a lot of yeti might decide to be smart for once
Riia looks around, more alert now.
[OOC] WC GM: Ultra Potion = +200 HP for the party
[OOC] Riia: Oh, right! Only, 300.
[OOC] Pak: Riia used it, so it's +300
As Riia drinks, everyone else feels more alert.
[OOC] WC GM: Yeah
Pak: "A-ahh."
[OOC] Riia: If I'd remembered that, I'd have used one of mine
Eric Lionheart: "Hmm."
ORN hits up the regen for all
Pak crawls towards the puncture-hole.
Pak: "Quick! @_@ Everyone over here!"
Cassandra Lionheart: "Coming."
Riia nods and heads over.
[OOC] Riia: Grah! I can't remember what Ahiru's BF is named!
[OOC] WC GM: Fakir
[OOC] Riia: Thank you.
Eric_Lionheart moves over.
Riia signs: "What about Fakir?"
ORN: "…"
ORN puts hand on riia's shoulder and nods
[OOC] Riia: He'll probably be okay, he's gotten through worse - but he's raising a volcano right now, which might be a distraction.
Eric_Lionheart Reraises himself incase things go badly.
ORN: "Excellent work. You finished it off"
ORN gets to work on a new outer shell
Riia holds the sign where ORN can see it.
Ahiru is a hulking Yeti at the moment so Riia checking the necklace was kinda redundant
[OOC] Riia: kay
Ahiru finds herself atop the remains of the ice golem - in Yeti form. Apparently she absorbed the spirit.
Eric_Lionheart sighs. "And now the remaining three have been further powered up…this could be a problem if the trio attacks again in the near future."
Just then, the platform smashes through the ceiling. Fortunately, the party is in the safe area.
Pak e-eek~!
ORN: "There is little choice in the matter. And when there was, warnings to the effect were ignored. Once they were understood, interference enforced the need to do so regardless, or face the cataclysm one way or another"
Up one level - yeah, there was some kind of complex machinery here. Several creatures scramble aboard the party's platform and send a variety of attacks upwards, widening the hole above!
ORN starts pulling himself together
Riia signs: "Reactor soon. Pak, look alive."
Cassandra Lionheart: "Eric…I really…don't..whoa! Ahiru??"
Riia tries to look for the tower.
The pulled-over tower is buried under the rubble of the ceiling.
Just as Riia spots it, the platform crashes up another level, further burying it. And another, and another, going faster.
Cassandra Lionheart: "Wait! Fakir!"
ORN: "… He is attempting escape again"
Eric Lionheart: "We can't do anything about that, we'd be crushed trying to get close."
ORN shakes head
Finally, the platform breaks through to open skies and slows down, magma fountaining beneath it.
Pak: "Ahh, hi."
Pak waves to the weird beings.
ORN: "Fakir consumes deliciousness nearly as quickly anyways"
Eric Lionheart: "Now we can do something. Let us inform Fakir to cease the volcano if we can find him."
ORN shakes head again
ORN: "He knows"
Screams and shrieks sound from all around, as the Yeti evacuate their city. The flickering shield overhead falters and disentigrates.
The Aeons look around - and then, as one, leap off, into their former captors.
ORN nods and listens, lets it invigorate him
Eric Lionheart: "…"
Riia grimaces.
The twists and turns of the city shield the sights, but the screams intentsify…and then lessen.
Cassandra Lionheart: "Oh man."
ORN: "And the unethical monsters reap the rewards of their intolerance"
Riia gestures at Pak too fast to be understood.
Eric_Lionheart sighs. "Pak. Order them to stop if you can. This genocide is unacceptable."
Pak eep.
Pak: "Um."
Pak stands up, looking around. "U-um, guys?"
ORN: "… They were trapped, and used as tools unwillingly for how long? How long were they tortured by these invaders?"
Pak: "…T-try not to kill them all… some of them might not be bad guys…"
Pak says this quietly.
Riia sighs at ORN
Pak can sense that he was heard, even if the volume of his voice did not carry beyond the platform.
ORN: "Asking is one thing. Ordering… would be unwise… and immoral"
Pak: "I mean, it's okay to kill some of them! They were jerks!"
Riia shakes her head.
Pak: "But, um, don't kill civvies."
Riia signs at Pak: "And can they tell the difference?"
Pak: "Most of them probably didn't have anything to do with it."
Riia signs at Pak: "Give Eric chance to negotiate."
Eric Lionheart: "Excellent, someone who understands."
There is a crackling from a short distance away.
Pak: "…Hey, you guys. What do you think of Eric? W-would you wanna talk to him?"
Pak calls out.
Pak gets a telepathic response amounting to, "Who?"
Riia raises a cautionary finger at Eric: "Is one chance to avoid genocide. Better succeed."
Riia shakes head!
Riia signs at Pak: "Negotiate with yeti!"
ORN: "Watch your words VERY carefully. They have been harmed by those you wish to … 'save'…"
Pak: "Um."
The crackling sounds again - from rubble at Eric's feet.
Eric Lionheart: "…?"
Riia signs: "Yeti follow leader. Cannot negotiate because Yeti leader is bad."
Cassandra Lionheart: "Eric?"
Eric_Lionheart steps off the rubble. "There's something under here…"
Riia signs: "Leader dead now. Can negotiate."
Pak points down. "Oh, there's something under your feet."
Riia signs: "Peace good!"
Hector's transceiver apparently fell out of his pocket.
Riia signs at Ahiru: "May want to change back, Fakir on way."
ORN nod at riia for a moment then stops himself
Eric_Lionheart picks it up.
Eric_Lionheart pushes a button. Hopes it's the on one.
Regent: "…come in! Are you there?"
ORN: "But false peace, or the forgiveness of those still wishing harm… is not"
Eric Lionheart: "This is Eric Lionheart. Are you alright, Regent?"
Riia sighs at ORN: "Silly child!"
Regent: "We're fine. The ice just stopped, and the teleport wall vanished. Did you do something?"
Riia follows that up with a sign that reads: "You have seen foes that confront you."
Pak: "…I guess we're saying negotiate with the yeti? I mean, you don't have to."
Eric Lionheart: "The Ice Spirit has been defeated and sealed. Sounds like we did it just in time?"
Riia follows that with "What you have not seen is allies who do not know what you mean, who interfere because they think you are a foe."
Regent: "I'll say! We've got the army ready to-""…ncomin…""Hold on! The Yeti are fleeing this way!"
Eric Lionheart: "Listen, Regent, I am going to try to negotiate with the Yeti shortly. With any luck, I may be able to stop further bloodshed. If you have any attack plans, I'd advise holding off on them."
Regent: "Will do."
Riia practically broke her fingers on that one, but soldiers on with "Bad definition of enemy, one who attacks. Aer was ally and attacked."
Riia follows with "Ally who attacks, often misled."
ORN: "One who attacks is not necessarily. One who is HOSTILE, is."
Riia follows: "How you know Yeti not ally who is misled? Many are!"
Riia follows further: "Yeti like to fight, is way they live. How they know it not that way here?"
Cassandra Lionheart: "True Riia."
Riia frowns, recalling something from Eric's scan of Shh'ck. "Even Yeti Leader was pawn in end."
ORN: "Misunderstandings are one thing. Omnicide is a different one entirely. To willingly follow a leader preaching hostility rather than banding against it is to accept it, willingly, and embrace it"
Eric Lionheart: "Thank you Regent…as for the Yeti heading towards you…I'm not sure how many among their kind speak Common, but…try speaking until I can arrive. They likely are fleeing due to our actions here."
ORN: "This Group, should not have been NEEDED."
Regent: "We'll try tha…wha…what are those things chasing them?"
Riia signs: "Hypocrite much?"
Eric Lionheart: "I -think- they are friendly."
Riia signs: "To yeti you are hostile."
Cassandra Lionheart: "Ummmm…Yeah, we THINK."
ORN: "Those that see the light and surrender, are no longer hostile."
ORN: "…"
Eric_Lionheart looks at Pak. "Your friends are chasing Yeti that are heading towards the Regent."
Cassandra_Lionheart then looks at ORN and is confused…
Pak: "Hm."
The sounds of battle have faded away by now.
Eric Lionheart: "So we need to get over there…"
[OOC] Riia: Holy crap, did I just make ORN go speechless?
ORN: "Of course This Unit is considered hostile by those wishing harm on others. What matters is whether they end their malicious ways before or after annihilation"
Pak gets another telepathic response. "Where enemy? Where true enemy?"
ORN points at Riia
Pak: "Um…"
Pak: "Okay, they're asking 'where's the true enemy'."
Riia blinks at Pak.
ORN points
Pak: "…What should I say?"
ORN: "Grav, Pak."
Riia tilts her head, confused.
Cassandra Lionheart: "We don't know."
Pak: "…The moon?"
Riia points at the moon, just like ORN.
ORN looks back at Riia
Pak looks up.
Pak: "…They might be on the moon."
ORN: "Your race was exceptionally hostile. Some were not. Many had to die, rightly so, for what they performed. The Mithra were little better, but that was long ago, and the results of that war already in place."
As Pak looks up, several of the Aeons leap up out of the city - those that can not fly, riding those that can. They make a beeline for the moon.
Riia blinks and turns back to ORN.
Riia frowns.
ORN: "Those that realised their errors stopped, ended their hostility"
Riia signs: "You condoned mass murder?"
ORN: "Became a new people"
Riia signs: "You think what happened to my people was good?"
Eric Lionheart: "This is why I will not permit ORN to be anywhere near any attempted negotiations."
ORN: "Good? no. No deaths which can be avoided are good."
Riia eyes ORN, assessing arguments, while holding a sign at Eric: "Quiet is okay, implicit threat always helps negotiation"
ORN: "But if deaths are what is required to make those performing slavery and predatory acts upon the innocent, That was the purpose for This Unit's creation"
Pak: "Yup."
Riia frowns at ORN and asks, "Why you think they do that?"
[OOC] Riia: *crosses fingers* Now to teach ORN empathy!
Eric_Lionheart tries to figure out a plan to get to the regent before things get messy.
ORN: "Because they did not know better. Did not WISH to know better. Those that failed to listen, or attempted to silence those who spoke out, were eliminated."
ORN: "and THAT… was good."
Riia shakes head.
ORN: "They… were not."
Riia signs: "Do you know what fear is?"
ORN nods
Cassandra Lionheart: "Ok, ORN, please stop."
ORN: "to consider failure"
Riia signs: "Primary driving force of…"
ORN: "But also the essence of threats"
Riia frowns and tries to think of the right word in common.
The magma evenually ramps down. The platform lowers, until it settles atop the hole (lined with cooled magma, forming a lip sturdy enough to hold the weight).
Riia signs: "Sentients"
Eric Lionheart: "Well, guess we can just walk to the Regent. ORN…please do -not- attack any Yeti unless they start it and absolutely refuse to listen."
ORN: "would that not be hunger, and reproduction?"
ORN stares at Eric blankly
Riia signs: "Fear of death, fear of failure, fear of children not having anything."
Cassandra_Lionheart nods and sighs
Riia signs: "Hunger will cause to eat, but fear of starving will cause attack to eat."
ORN: "Those that throw off their hostile intentions and wishes of annihilation are not hostiles. you should know that by now."
Pak: "I hope the moon doesn't eat them all."
Eric Lionheart: "I do, but I'm making sure you know my intent."
Riia signs: "Fear of starving in small amount will make work to earn food; fear of starving in large amount will make steal to get food; fear of starving in huge amount will make kill to get food - like in Vieraland."
Riia pauses, rests her sign on her shoulder, and flexes her fingers.
ORN: "And will this not cause fear of death, failure and of children in others?"
Riia signs: "Eh, fear is cycle, after all."
Riia signs: "Main thing here:"
Riia signs: "fear causes action before forethought."
Riia signs: "In case of little fear, person knows food is important, but so is staying in society."
ORN: "But to simply allow such acts to be performed, no matter their reason, and harm innocents, is to condone them."
Cassandra Lionheart: "Yeah..That is true."
Riia signs: "In case of large fear, fear is more important than consequences."
ORN: "No matter the reason, they must be stopped, and those not wishing to listen to reason annihilated. Else one simply allows it to happen, enlarging the cycle"
Eric_Lionheart radios the Regent. "I think we can try to get to you now…though we aren't sure what direction you are in, however."
ORN: "correct?"
Riia pauses, thinking…
Riia shakes head
ORN: "As a cycle has already been created, what other way than to step in?"
Regent: "I think we're-"
ORN: "and break those who thrive on its formation and perpetration?"
Riia signs: "But you are continuing cycle. You assume can never die. Your siblings - where are they?"
Trombe: "Signal triangulation complete. Navigating to location."
ORN: "This Unit does not assume an endless existance…"
Regent: "…"
Pak: "Trombe? :3"
[OOC] Riia: Great, I'm running into the same problem I ran into at work. Do it the RIGHT way, or do it the EASY way?
ORN: "The rest of the Series is destroyed, inoperative, or incomplete. Lost, in some way."
Eric Lionheart: "That works."
ORN: "This Unit would not have taken the project name so simply after such events were it not to ensure their proper place in history and memory."
Riia signs: "And if you cause enough fear - as you do by killing - then all you do is take place in cycle."
Riia signs: "Annihilation is part of cycle, after all."
Before long, Trombe runs up to the party, hopping from rooftop to rooftop to cross the city's top until it reaches the platform.
[OOC] Riia: ….I think I'm gonna cut it short….
Riia signs: "Actually, have missed something."
ORN: "But This Unit strikes counter to the cycle. Destroy that which causes the fear, not that which it feeds upon."
[OOC] WC GM: Yeah, let's cut it around here - we're starting to get into chapter 8 plot.
Riia signs: "In Refuge, people did strange, stupid things. Why? Because spirit."
Riia signs: "In Vieraland, people did strange, stupid things. Why? Because Milf."
Trombe kneels to allow the party to board
ORN: "If things would fear This Unit instead of hunger, then perhaps their predations will be deflected away from those requiring protection"
Riia signs: "In Mithraland, people did strange, stupid things. Why? Because Mer."
Riia signs: "In Elfland, people did strange, stupid things. Why? Because Pyr."
Cassandra_Lionheart gets on Trombe and sighs
ORN: "… not ALL."
ORN: "Remember the casters of pyr's region."
ORN: "Even pyr himself disagreed with their acts did he not?"
Riia signs: "Now we come to Yetiland and you say, 'They do strange, stupid things. We must kill all Yeti.'"
Riia signs: "But we kill Chilla."
ORN: "Strange? no. Stupid? Hardly."
ORN: "Led, perhaps… but then why did they not stand up against it?"
ORN: "Why did they allow, or willingly embraced, the fall and destruction of so many worlds?"
Trombe looks at Riia and ORN arguing, and cocks its head.
Riia signs: "Why did Elvaan of underground cities not stand against Pyr?"
Riia blinks at Trombe, then hops aboard.
ORN: "Why did, when their first plan fail, they did not attempt communcation or peace, but rather attempted to ice the entire world to their liking?"
Riia counts off on her fingers - one, two, three, four spirits, yes?
ORN: "Following Orders can only be taken so far"
Riia signs: "Grav, Chilla, Plu, Mer-"
Trombe picks up ORN in its beak, muffling ORN and preventing Riia from communicating back.
ORN taps on the inside
Riia signs, then shrugs and lowers the sign again.
Eric Lionheart: "I think Trombe is tired of this debate, and he just arrived."
Trombe looks pointedly at the rest of the party.
[OOC] Riia: Fine, fine, discussion tabled.
[OOC] Riia: "Now get on me or I'll eat you, too!"
[OOC] ORN: ^^;;
Pak crawls onto Trombe.
Cassandra Lionheart: "Okay then. Let us go."
Once the rest of the party is aboard, Trombe runs off towards Regent's fleet - where the Yeti have been gathering…
[OOC] WC GM: 4480 XP and 1718 Gil each

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