EC Session 8.9

Mid-day, Merch 3 Pyrday. //
The chamber is silent, the echoes of battle dying away.
Hector hugs Sakha. "I'm sorry! The battle was so intense, I couldn't even reach you!"
The party may be battered and bruised, but Ahiru's form testifies to their - bare - success.
Sakha blinks and blushes.
Pak may or may not still be a stone statue.
Also dying away are the Plus' final screams of terror.
[OOC] Hector: afaik everyone's destoned
[OOC] Pak: Kay
Ahiru: "…"
Eric Lionheart: "…"
[OOC] WC GM: You'll recover HP/MP soonish, so Eric can Stona/Esuna as needed.
Pak shakes his head. "Guh, being turned to stone really messes with my sense of time. I feel like I've been sleeping for a week."
Hector lets go. "You feeling alright, then? No adverse side-effects?"
ORN: "Interesting"
Cassandra Lionheart holds her head after being brought back from life.
Eric Lionheart Stonas those that need it.
[OOC] WC GM: Err - from life?
[OOC] Cassandra Lionheart: Yeah..Ko'd into Final Attack WAS my last action…
[OOC] Eric Lionheart: Think about what you said. >.>
[OOC] Riia: I think he means you meant "to life."
[OOC] Cassandra Lionheart: erm..yeah.
[OOC] Riia: Unless Cassie is secretly one of the Undead.
Eric Lionheart: "So."
[OOC] Cassandra Lionheart: no
[OOC] Riia: Kay, just making sure.
[OOC] WC GM: Amusing as the White Mage marrying an undead would be. :P
[OOC] ORN: well it does fit in with the whole evil theme he's got going ;p
[OOC] Cassandra Lionheart: yeah, sorry about that..being pulled away
Eric Lionheart: "This entire time, we've been under the impression that once a spirit is defeated, the spirit is sealed within Ahiru's amulet. Now we know that is false."
Pak looks around.
Pak: "…It's just like killing a person. But that also means…"
Pak: "That when Ahiru ascends, she won't inherit their insanity, merely their power."
Hector is still a bit too preocuppied with Sakha's situation to be paying attention to the current one.
ORN: "… Erroneous"
Pak: "Possibly a good thing… anyway, should we retreat?"
Cassandra Lionheart nods and looks at Ahiru with a worried look on her face.
ORN: "Pak, it was already understood that their insanity left them from the beating. Most recovered their faculties before being assimilated by the amulet."
Pak: "…Not all of them."
Pak: "Later on, yes."
Riia nods with ORN and holds up a sign: "Plu and Min asserted that personalities would reemerge when Amulet completed."
Pak: "But there were some that seemed clearly mad…"
ORN: "Early on, rather. Potential berserk state by Ahiru is a seperate matter."
Sakha: "You can argue that some of them were raised into insanity."
Riia frowns at ORN
Riia signs: "Differentiation between insanity of spirit and insanity of avatar."
Riia signs: "Sanity appearing to result from defeat could result from absorption of spirit personality; leaving avatar personality, which in my experience has been mostly sane."
Pak: "Possibly…"
Pak: "Gaia never showed much sign of remorse, though. Neither did Bolt."
Pak: "Or Chilla."
Eric Lionheart: "Indeed…but that might not matter, since it sounds like they are quite dead and that cannot be reversed."
Cassandra Lionheart: "Yeah.."
ORN: "But they were not insane, either. Not mindless."
Eric Lionheart: "Though…isn't the Amulet complete now?"
Pak: "…No?"
Eric Lionheart: "Sans Grav, that's all the Spirits now, and I thought we was going to destroy Grav, not seal it."
Riia shakes head.
Pak: "How do you destroy a spirit?"
Riia signs: "How?"
Riia signs again: "Besides, Amulet was made to seal Grav, remember?"
Pak: "One that can reform and recover from even blowing up its own moon?"
ORN: "The same way one destroys anything: Find its vulnerabilities and strike at them until nothing is left. His incorporeal state does little to prevent his system from requiring high levels of mass."
ORN: "Reform and recover? Negative. Transfered. He escaped with less."
Eric Lionheart: "Hmm…well, we'll just have to see when we get to Grav, then."
ORN: "As evidence, the Viera complex was dragged right along"
Eric Lionheart: "I am somewhat concerned about sealing Grav, however."
Pak: "But that's stupid! He might just escape to earth and turn the very planet against us!"
"Again!"
ORN: "Grav's method is This Unit's method. He is simply less efficient but more persistant."
ORN nods
Pak: "It's not that I don't understand you concern but the alternatives…
ORN: "That IS a factor that must be taken into account: This Group must prevent any escape. This Complex was moved, and therefore is at risk of doing so again. It should be noted Grav will most likely be capable of moving it under his own power."
ORN: "The alternative is simple, Pak. Reduce Grav's sphere of influence directly, disrupt his primary system. You may be standing in his most primary avatar at the moment, after all."
ORN: "The less material under his direct control, the lesser his capabilities."
Eric Lionheart: "You know, I wonder how much control he actually has."
ORN: "The amulet is simply a method of unjust murder. The spirits and avatars were sane AFTER their beating and BEFORE their absorbtion."
Cassandra Lionheart: "It sounds like he is out of control to be honest."
ORN: "… Most likely very little when not in contact."
Riia signs at ORN: "Evidence?"
ORN fires a bomb into a far wall and detonates it for eric
ORN: "But enough, as you can see."
ORN: "Expect Grav capable of minor selves."
ORN turns to Riia
Ahiru: "Maybe we can ask them?"
ORN: "Experience. First example would be Milf's sections."
Hector adjusts his hat. "I think we're better off gettin' a move on 'fore we decide to navel-gaze for the next few days."
Ahiru nods, sits down, closing her eyes and clasping the amulet.
Eric Lionheart blinks and watches Ahiru.
Riia signs at ORN: "Milf section avatars were sane. Milf spirit insane. This is clear, yes?"
Cassandra Lionheart: "Honestly..I hope they will talk to us after now just realizing what we did."
Riia signs: "What evidence that Milf spirit survived battle?"
ORN: "Milf section avatars were nowhere near sane until struck violently and repeatedly over and over"
Riia frowns.
ORN: "Milf was only absorbed after post-combat conversations with them."
Riia signs: "You may be confusing sane with dead."
Pak: "Hmm…"
Pak: "The fact that we're seeing milf-balls around is worrysome."
Pak: "But let's retreat or move on!"
ORN: "And This Unit would strongly suggest you hope This Unit is right. The alternative is an eventual possibility your descendants must eliminate Ahiru's existance."
Pak: "We're battered and stuff."
ORN: "It would be better if she only needed a light whack"
ORN nods and pats the ducky one lightly
After some time concentrating, Ahiru manages to get small, translucent - and, yes, cute SD - images of the spirits to appear around her, but they vanish after a few seconds.
Eric Lionheart: "…Hmm…"
Ahiru: "NNnnnnn…"
Eric Lionheart: "Ahiru, are you alright?"
ORN: "hm"
Cassandra Lionheart: "Maybe they are still angry?"
Ahiru: "They didn't stay to answer my questions…"
Eric Lionheart: "Or she's trying too hard…try bringing just one or two out at a time."
Cassandra Lionheart: "Yeah."
Pak: "Hm."
Pak: "Yes, try that~"
ORN: "… Attempt Gaia. Gaia was easily the least sane one"
Ahiru: "But… I want them all…"
Riia signs: "Will get better with practice."
Eric Lionheart: "In time, I think you can, Ahiru, but for now, I think one or maybe two would be better."
Cassandra Lionheart nods and smiles "Yeah, you got to work on it, Ahiru."
Ahiru sits and pouts, but focuses on the Viera first because they knew things.
Pak hmm.
By total coincidence, a Viera pokes her head in the room. A familiar one, still in the same getup.
Pak: "Oh hai."
UrbanCamoed: "…did you win?"
Pak: "Yep."
ORN: "Of course"
UrbanCamoed: "The loyalists are still respawning, but their system's on backup."
Riia frowns.
Riia signs: "Loyalists next target, yes?"
Cassandra Lionheart: "Oh? Wonderful."
Pak: "Did their respawn time lengthen or something?"
UrbanCamoed: "They are the next target. You'll have to defeat them before you can safely go after Grav. You are here to defeat Grav, right?"
Hector: "That's the plan, or something like that."
Eric Lionheart: "Yes. We must stop Grav."
UrbanCamoed: "They respawn as fast as they used to, but they're vulnerable now. If you can take all of them out at once, we can do the rest."
ORN: "Stop, Annihilate, exterminate… something like that"
Cassandra Lionheart nods.
ORN nods
Pak: "Kay."
The small Milf=avatar-like spirit slowly reappears in front of Ahiru.
Pak: "But should we rest first?"
Ahiru: "How do you feel about being beaten?"
ORN: "… Ah, see that makes it sound like the entirely wrong subject for the moment"
Milf blinks, confused.
UrbanCamoed: "…what's with her?"
She points to Ahiru.
Pak: "She's trying to talk to her spirits."
Cassandra Lionheart watches ahiru interact.
Eric Lionheart also watches, curious.
Ahiru pats chibi-Milf on head
ORN waits for the avatar-like to respond
Milf smiles cutely.
Eric Lionheart: "Hmm…"
Ahiru: "Do you have words…?"
Milf: "Yes!"
Ahiru: "Are you happy?"
Milf: "Are you?"
Ahiru blinks. "I'm not sad."
ORN: "An interesting response… yet slightly worrisome"
Milf: "Yay~."
Eric Lionheart: "Hmm, ORN, is Milf acting like she was previously?"
ORN: "Are you a seperate thinking entity or a minor self created by Ahiru?"
ORN shakes head at Eric
Eric Lionheart: "Hrm…"
ORN: "The encountered one was calmer"
Ahiru: "Does me not being sad make you happy?"
ORN: "Granted non-berserk personality assessment is rather limited, there was never all that much time in between defeat and absorbtion"
ORN: "But definitely different. Far more… child? like?."
Milf blinks at Ahiru. "You use hard words."
Eric Lionheart: "Hmm…"
Pak: "…"
Pak: "Let's go rest in those pods again. >_>"
Ahiru: "… my words are hard…?"
ORN quiets down and leans over towards eric
Milf nods. "Yes!"
ORN: "At best this is effectively a descendant of Milf. At worst, the early stages of a dissociative and dangerous fracture in Ahiru's mind. Would this be an appropriate assessment?"
Hector: "You could always try to speak in a more simple, clear manner."
Hector: "I doubt this is as complicated as y'think it is."
Eric Lionheart: "Perhaps…we'll have to keep a eye on this…"
Riia blinks at Hector, confused.
Riia signs: "Not….complicated?"
Hector: "I mean, talkin' to Milf. Just keep the questions simple 'n everything'll work out."
ORN: "If This Group is lucky, this could be a replacement form, and an alternative to fusion."
ORN pipes up again
Milf looks up at Ahiru, apparently waiting for her next statement. If Milf has heard anyone else, there is no sign of it.
ORN: "Small Milf. What would you consider not complicated?"
Such as Milf's complete lack of reaction to ORN's direct question.
ORN gets closer and stares
ORN very lightly tries to touch the top of milf's head as he does with pak and ahiru
Eric Lionheart: "Maybe only Ahiru can interact with Milf as is…"
ORN: "Attempting alternative mode"
Ahiru: "How do you feel?"
ORN finds himself against the opposite wall and down to 1 HP in the blink of an eye.
Milf blinks, rubbing her head where ORN touched. "Feel funny up here."
Eric Lionheart: "…Okay, lets not touch the spirits."
Pak: "c_c"
Cassandra Lionheart: "Yeah."
Ahiru pats Milf. "Better now?"
Milf SMILES. "YAY! Yes, all better~."
Eric Lionheart goes to heal ORN with a Renew.
Milf: "Thank you~!"
ORN: "? ? ?"
ORN blinks and stares at eric
Ahiru: "Do you like being with me?"
Milf: "Huh?"
ORN: "The reaction was extremely worrisome."
Eric Lionheart: "I'm not even going to risk the injury by trying to touch Milf either to see if it was just you, or if everyone except Ahiru gets knocked back."
ORN: "Ahiru, This Unit would suggest caution. Please ascertain whether this small one actually recognises those other than you as entities lest a certain chain of events involving Grav repeat themselves."
Riia begins understanding, though.
Ahiru: "Do you see anyone other than me?"
Riia signs: "This Milf is part of Ahiru."
ORN: "If nothing else it is possible a Milf avatar would not recognise something as This Unit, however, all things considered. This Unit lacks Bio."
Riia signs: "More urgent: does it have a personality?"
Hector whistles.
Milf's eyes widen as she looks around.
ORN: "This Unit suggests you try."
Cassandra Lionheart continues to watch.
ORN shatters a bit of his hand's outer layer over Eric (reis wind)
Milf leans in close, cupping a hand to her mouth to whisper - but she does not quite get low enough to not be easily heard. "What's 'anyone'? I see things of me, and one kinda-me thing."
[OOC] Riia: Worrying.
[OOC] Eric Lionheart: Very.
[OOC] ORN: bad news
Pak: "…Oh."
Eric Lionheart: "…"
Pak: "It's because of the fact that we're made of Bio-matter."
Riia nods…
Pak: "This is a bad one to talk to."
Pak: "…And she probably doesn't even notice ORN at all."
ORN: "Ahiru, you may wish to indicate the existance of individual entities and her state as an amalgamated conciousness of the abstract biomatter concept."
Hector: "Guess she doesn't get the idea of individual beings besides herself?"
ORN: "Negative. This Unit was most definitely noticed"
Pak: "Only due to touching."
Ahiru: "Ummm it's a person besides me and you. So you see… other things besides me and you. Can you hear them too?"
Milf blinks.
Milf: "I…guess? I heard you hear them."
ORN: "That one will have to learn the concept of individual selves lest you get a large… bouncing… reminder of old times."
ORN gets close but doesn't touch it
Ahiru: "And they are part of you. With the exception of the one, is that right?"
ORN: "This Unit should be different enough to help get your point across, if you can get it to notice other existances."
Milf: "Made of me. Can control, but not me."
She squirms and yawns. "Being 'wake like this tiring. Wanna go sleepies again."
Eric Lionheart: "Ahiru, perhaps trying a different spirit is in order."
[OOC] WC GM: ORN, AGI check.
ORN rolled 1d100 and got 1 for a total of 1
[OOC] Eric Lionheart: lawl
[OOC] ORN: well that's a pass
Hector: "Even after all this time, she's still tired."
Ahiru nuzzles and says "Good night."
ORN easily manages to dodge Milf, avoiding contact with it.
ORN: "… That one is extremely dangerous, in more ways than one."
Hector yawns. "Ah, dammit. She got me doin' it, too!"
Milf tries to hug Ahiru - more like plastering her arms on Ahiru's chest - then vanishes.
Ahiru tries Gaia this time.
The mini-Golem appears in front of Ahiru.
Ahiru smiles and points to ORN. "Is he like you?"
Gaia's arms are folded, and the spirit appears to be…pouting?
Gaia looks at ORN. "Kinda. Tainted."
Ahiru: "Is something wrong?"
Eric Lionheart: "Hmm…this one seems to be upset…"
Gaia: "Hmph."
ORN: "… Tainted? … Ah. Seperate."
ORN: "Do you recognise our froms as seperate entities?"
Pak: "They only seem to understand their own element."
[OOC] ORN: if she doesn't hear it'll more or less answer
[OOC] Riia: Milf is full of happy. Happy + cute. Gaia? Rage. Rage + cute.
[OOC] Eric Lionheart: Wonder what the others will be full of.
[OOC] Riia: CHOCOLATE
[OOC] WC GM: Actually, Gaia's more like tsundere.
[OOC] Riia: Chibi rage
[OOC] Hector: And Aerie is yandere, full stop.
[OOC] WC GM: No. Kidding.
[OOC] WC GM: Well, Aer is.
[OOC] WC GM: Aerie too.
[OOC] Pak: Hey mac baby what's your favorite kind of elemental spirit? Mine's chocolate hahahaha
[OOC] Hector: Plu and Min are like "I killed a lot of people! :3"
ORN waits for a reaction from either ahiru or mini gaia
Ahiru hugs Gaia.
Gaia squirms in Ahiru's grip. The party had never before seen a rock blush.
[OOC] Ahiru: We've seen ORN blush before I think
[OOC] Riia: True, since ORN feels no shame.
[OOC] WC GM: ORN isn't a pure rock, though.
[OOC] Riia: ORN never blushes. He's never embarassed. He simply sparkles.
[OOC] WC GM: At least, I don't think there've been any pure rocks blushing until now.
[OOC] ORN: he's often embarassed. he's just lucky enough to not blush.
Ahiru lets go. "Do you want anything?"
ORN: "You may wish to ask if she recognises everyone as individuals. Differences in attitudes would be a step forward."
Gaia: "No. …yes."
Ahiru: "What do you want?"
Gaia: "Mama get rid of cooties!"
Ahiru: "… Am I mama?"
ORN: "? what is a cootie? Elimination is This Group's specialty"
Gaia: "Of course you're mama!"
Hector: "…did it just say 'Mama'?"
Ahiru: "What are Cooties?"
Cassandra Lionheart giggles at Gaia, and smiles.
Riia doesn't understand what cooties are, either.
Gaia gestures to the room. "Grav cooties!"
Ahiru: "Mama will do that."
ORN: "… That is already the plan. However the question remains. Does she recognise everyone, or only a "
tainted" presence?"
Gaia: "Yay!"
Gaia smiles for just a moment before pouting again. "I mean, thank you mama."
Eric Lionheart: "I'm guessing that's not how Gaia acted."
Cassandra Lionheart: "Aww. How cute though."
Pak: "Maybe we should summon Chilla and see if she notices Sakha."
ORN: "Gaia was an unknown. What is understood is that the original model transformed all dwarves so as to grant them better protection, removing their organic substance."
Ahiru Nuzzles Gaia like Milf. "Good Night."
Gaia: "Night night~."
Gaia vanishes.
[OOC] ORN: right. someone needs to ask ahiru since she ignores ORN just as much as they do ^^:
ORN facepalms
Pak: "Huu."
ORN: "In any case, Eric, the only encounter with Gaia Itself was extremely violent. It also ended in fire."
Eric Lionheart: "Hmm…try one that was encountered more often, more then just the battle and subsequent sealing."
Pak: "…"
Pak looks uncomfortable, but.
Pak: "…Y…you could summon Juan."
Pak: "Technically, myself and Sakha contain some of him."
Sakha: "If I had to say… it seems that these are no longer the same as what they were. They're broken down to their cores and connected to Ahiru."
Pak: "TRue…"
ORN: "The problem being their apparent lack of recognition of other bodies as individuals."
ORN: "… Similar to how grav eventually felt."
Riia shakes her head.
ORN: "… Which also partially continues an earlier-stated potential problem regarding their actual origin…"
Riia signs: "Grav recognizes other bodies."
ORN looks to Eric with that
Riia signs: "Remember? He just doesn't care about them."
Ahiru: "But as part of me… I recognize you."
ORN: "… Only in the most limited fashion. He does not care. Now consider one that begins with full power and is not taught to care before learning it does not have to…"
Eric Lionheart: "They acted kinda like children…"
Riia shrugs and signs: "Relevant how? Sociopaths recognize other people, they just don't care. Babies don't recognise people. Also, how powered are they?"
Hector pushes his had down on his head. "Yeah, just jerkass little kids. Whiny little brats without any consideration for the rest of us."
Riia signs: "Reaction to contact could be do to energy containment, with energy required to manifest physically."
Sakha: "They're Ahiru's children now."
Hector: "So she better raise 'em right 'n kind, then."
Cassandra Lionheart: "Yeah."
[OOC] Hector: You knew I was going to slip in an SRW reference today.
Eric Lionheart: "Lets see a third spirit, just to confirm."
ORN: "Riia: Very relevant given the known potential of the elemental spirits. This Unit has not interacted with 'babies' but if early life is anything similar to This Series they cannot talk, let alone throw near-ton masses into walls at will."
ORN: "Walking was also difficult. Confusing. Really confusing. Up, down, left, right…"
ORN darkens a bit
Pak: "Hm."
Riia signs: "But we don't even know if these exist as disparate entities or are merely reflections of Ahiru's subconscious!"
Ahiru summons up Plu.
ORN: "… If separate entities, we have a problem. If reflections of ahiru's subconciousness, we have a bigger problem."
Riia signs: "How so?"
Plu - the glowing white, mostly featureless humanoid form - appears in front of Ahiru.
ORN: "… Let us observe for now…"
Plu looks at Ahiru and shivers.
ORN: "… Problems, Plu?"
Plu: "…why am I s-scared of mama?"
Hector: "Observing means not saying anything."
He rubs his temples.
ORN: "… She bit the conciousness and several favorite parts of your predecessor. um, your father?"
Ahiru hugs Plu. "Plu remembers something scary maybe?"
ORN testing if they react to anything other than ahiru anyways despite hector's valid point
Plu nods, her shivering subsiding. "S-something…when Plu sees mama…Plu remembers…'brother'?"
Plu: "It's fading so fast."
Ahiru summons up Min too.
Pak: "Ah, they're still slightly consious."
Pak: "Or something."
Min looks like a photo-negative version of Plu.
Hector: "…I still can't get used to that."
Ahiru: "This is your brother, Plu. Everything's okay, right?"
Min reaches for Plu, then stops, blinking.
ORN: "…"
Plu looks at Min. "B-brother?"
ORN leans in to hector
Eric Lionheart: "…"
Riia is kinda happy with the room not exploding due to Positive/Negative contact, yeah
Plu squirms out of Ahiru's grasp and latches onto Min. "BROTHER~!"
ORN: "Ask her to ascertain whether they are actually concious of everyone here. Ahiru's becoming like Sakha."
[OOC] Riia: ….so much for that. Goodbye, cruel world!
Riia faces a complete and utter lack of explosion.
[OOC] Riia: Shucks.
Ahiru: "I don't understand what ORN asks all the time."
[OOC] ORN: no pair annihilation, just a lot of grey
Pak: "…"
Min: "…sister?"
Pak: "Are we gonna go rest yet?"
Plu nods.
[OOC] WC GM: Pak: Awareness
[OOC] WC GM: Actually, Awareness from all but Ahiru.
Hector rolled 1d100 and got 62 for a total of 62
Eric Lionheart rolled 1d100 and got 56 for a total of 56
Cassandra Lionheart: "We should, but first, lets see if we can get some sense of what is going on?"
Cassandra Lionheart rolled 1d100 and got 64 for a total of 64
Sakha rolled 1d100 and got 50 for a total of 50
[OOC] Hector: Pass by 38 with no penalty/bonus.
[OOC] Eric Lionheart: Pass by 44.
[OOC] Sakha: fail
[OOC] Cassandra Lionheart: pass by 36
[OOC] Hector: Is Sakha the only character whose Awareness ISN'T 100?
That Viera has been stealth-tincturing/tonicing the party this entire time. The effect had been so gentle, it was almost imperceptible.
ORN: //(1d100) 32. //
Highwind: //( Riia - 1d100 ) 34 //
[OOC] Sakha: probably
ORN rolled 1d100 and got 95 for a total of 95
Those who pass Awareness catch her in the act.
[OOC] ORN: … pass by 5, so barely ? ^^;
Hector quirks an eyebrow up.
Cassandra Lionheart smiles at the Viera.
[OOC] Eric Lionheart: No, 95 is a botch.
Hector: "Eh, whatever makes you happy."
[OOC] ORN: isn't it 96-100?
Pak rolled 1d100 and got 87 for a total of 87
[OOC] Eric Lionheart: Pretty sure I'm right.
Pak: "Oh, hai."
[OOC] ORN: cuz that would be 5%
Pak waves to the Viera.
Pak: "What's up?"
Hector goes up behind Sakha and dramatically drapes his arms around her.
[OOC] WC GM: Actually, botch is 6% chance.
[OOC] WC GM: According to the rules as written - which the devs have acknowledged is the way it is for now.
Sakha: "H-hey!"
[OOC] Riia: You're expecting the devs to understand math, ORN. This isn't a game where you need logarithms….
The Viera freezes. "Err…just making sure you're all okay? Aheh…" She seems to be blushing a lot.
ORN: "Ah, Ahiru. Effectively This Unit is trying to see if these small spirits recognise more of the world around them than just their element and you. Individuals, in other words. If they cannot communicate and only control elements in things other than you, there is a very large future problem."
[OOC] Riia: gb2silcore
Pak grin.
Hector: "What? Just somethin' I feel like doin'. But if you want me to stop, I will."
Eric Lionheart hmms, and continues to watch the spirits and Ahiru.
Pak: "Huh~ But it's nice to get healed up."
Cassandra Lionheart reaches out and hugs the Viera "Again, thank you."
Riia keeps part of her attention on Ahiru, but most slides over to Hector and Sakha.
Pak hmm~ "Should we reimburse you for the medicine?"
ORN: "was that understood?"
The Viera is hugged, frozen solid in Cassandra's embrace.
ORN: "? what medicine?"
ORN turns
Ahiru: "Are you two happy?"
PluAndMin: "Yes, mama~!"
Pak: "We were being healed up by the viera there."
Plu: "Mama's being a hero!"
Cassandra Lionheart blushes, and lets go. "Hehe. GO ahead and finish. My bad."
Min: "Villains goin' down!"
Ahiru: "Mama isn't alone though. Do you see Mama's friends?"
The Viera, once released, fans herself.
A voice comes from the Viera's radio.
Eric Lionheart: "Ask them if they remember anything that happened…"
Bunnygirl: "Once you're done fangirling them, return to base. We have a job for you."
Pak snrk~
The Viera pouts. "A-awww~…"
Pak: "Fangirling huh~?"
Pak: "Who's your favorite~?"
UrbanCamoed: "Eeek! Y-you heard?"
Cassandra Lionheart laughs "No worries."
Pak: "I have sharp ears. :3"
[OOC] Eric Lionheart: BRB.
ORN: "Hm"
The Viera backs up to a door. "Ah…ah…thenyouheardtheBunnygirlIgottagobye~!" She runs off.
Hector looks up. "Hm? Where'd she go?"
Pak: "Aw."
ORN puts a hand on Pak's shoulder
ORN: "… She's going to violate you."
ORN sparkles brightly
Plu and Min look around, just as wide-eyed as Milf was.
Pak: "D:"
Plu: "Yeah!"
Min: "We see them."
ORN turns back
[OOC] Hector: At first she was like "I'm gonna violate you" but then she was like "I'M GONNA VIOLATE YOU!"
ORN: "… Can you hear us also? Communication would be a good step"
Plu giggles. "Even that one who ran off."
Cassandra Lionheart looks and waves at Plu and Min.
[OOC] ORN: I figured hector would recognise that
Min: "She was SO seeing everyone mushed together in her head."
[OOC] Hector: I can't not pick up on a Yazan reference.
[OOC] ORN: keyboard cat warning but okay for now
Plu looks at Ahiru, questioningly. "Mama? Why would she want their butts touching?"
Min mirrors Plu's look. "Not their butts. The front of them."
Plu: "Uh-huh. Without anything on."
Min: "And there were sounds but no words."
ORN: "sounds but no words?"
Hector goes "D:"
ORN: "… These may be the closest to understanding… it seems they react to thought or feeling, however"
Ahiru blinks confused then blushes a little. "That's something people do. It makes more people."
Min: "Oh! …but that's not what she wanted."
Plu makes a face. "Her thoughts seemed dirty~!"
Pak: "c_c"
Pak: "That's… silly."
Cassandra Lionheart giggles.
ORN: "Privacy issues aside… hm. Pak. Strongly think you want them to attempt communication with you"
Ahiru: "Well Mama doesn't know everything. But you can see inside people's heads? So you can tell what people want, like him?"
Pointing at ORN again.
Riia nods….
Pak: "Okay?"
Pak THINKS.
Plu and Min look at ORN.
Riia signs: "Makes sense. Of all the spirits, only Plu and Min have PEOPLE in their domain."
Plu giggles. "Wants take mama's place."
Ahiru: "My place?"
Min: "Yeah! Only mama talk to us."
[OOC] Riia: Yeh, ORN's pretty straightforward.
ORN: "This Unit IS attempting to communicate, yes."
Plu: "Also wants replace Grav."
ORN: "… Well, originally Gaia, but it appears Grav would be more appropriate, yes."
Min: "Silly silly~! Wants eat eat eat and nothing else. That's boring~!"
Cassandra Lionheart: "Oh. So we can't talk to them…ORN?"
*looks at ORN worried*
[OOC] Riia: Pretty good call, tho.
Ahiru: "Why Only me? Why not talk to them directly?"
[OOC] Riia: Good job, WC!
Plu and Min look at Ahiru again.
ORN: "Ah, that's erroneous"
ORN: "… This Unit is just sorta standing on delicious ground at the moment…"
[OOC] Riia: Not really. I remember you suggesting it, in fact.
ORN: "However knowledge and justice are equally appreciated by This Unit."
PluAndMin: "'Cause mama is mama~!"
Pak: "Ooh, ooh! Do me next!"
Ahiru: "Is Plu still scared of Mama?"
Pak jumps and raises arms and thinks hard.
Plu: "Not any more. Thank you mama~!"
Min hugs Plu. "Will protect sister, with mama's help."
ORN: "… Can they only see the surface, then? Or do they understand why This Group does not wish Ahiru to risk being sacrificed?"
Ahiru: "Pak wants you to read him, will you?"
Plu and Min look around, eventually focusing on Pak.
Plu: "…lots of voices in him."
Min: "One is him, others with him?"
Cassandra Lionheart: "Ahiru, can they try me next?"
Plu: "Oh yeah! Thanks, bro."
Min: "Focus on him. One that's thinking 'Yay'."
Plu: "An' a certain girl."
Min sings. "\o Pak and she, sitting in a breeze, K I S S I N G! o\"
Plu: "…no, other girl!"
Min: "Huh? Oh! Oh, that one."
ORN: "… Exactly how many girls HAS he had anyways? and why exactly would they all be inside him?"
Pak: "c_c"
Cassandra Lionheart: "A memory of them ORN."
Pak whistles.
ORN: "The question remains, Cassie"
Eric Lionheart: "Hmm…"
Plu: "Wants…us to tell him about her?"
Cassandra Lionheart: "What? Nothing wrong with having many suitors."
Min shrugs. "We dunno her."
Pak: "Huh?"
ORN: "This Unit is simply curious. He IS extremely popular. It may be wise to keep accurate count."
Plu: "Oh! But other voices do."
Pak: "c.c"
Pak is confused. n.n;
Min: "Yeah! Other voices thank her for…aggh, hard words!"
Cassandra Lionheart giggles.
Min winces. Plu hugs Min.
Plu looks to Ahiru. "Sorry, mama, that's the best we can do."
Eric Lionheart: "I'm still curious if they remember anything at all."
[OOC] Riia: OMG, the girl Pak is really in love with is SAKHA
Pak: "I'm confused. ._."
Riia tilts her head.
[OOC] WC GM: Actually, Pak was inquiring about Bunnygirl, no?
[OOC] Pak: Yeah.
Pak: "Hey, who are the other voices?"
Ahiru waits to see if they'll answer on their own.
They do not.
Pak didn't know he had other voices! They tend to be more like flashes or urges…
Eric Lionheart: "It seems like they can see us, but they can't hear us…"
ORN: "All these, Ahiru, need to learn to respond on their own to others, not only you."
ORN shakes head at Eric
Cassandra Lionheart nods.
ORN: "In this particular case they appear to understand us in limited fashion however, so its not as bad"
Ahiru: "Why won't you respond to anyone other than Mama?"
Plu: "'Cause only mama is mama!"
Pak: "I wanna know what my other voices areeee."
Pak pout.
Min: "Others silly. Dangerous."
Min: "…what's 'dangerous'?"
Sakha: "They're probably those things you summon."
ORN: "But what if your 'mama' is missing, or asleep. Or what if she requires aid?"
Riia nods in agreement with Sakha.
Plu: "Something mama knows? Oh! Not safe. Other-than-mama."
ORN: "Ahiru is also quite dangerous. That is why she travels with This Group"
Min nods. "That makes sense! Others are other-than-mama!"
Plu: "Yay! You're so smart, bro~!"
Hector hugs Sakha little tighter for a moment.
Sakha: "It sounds to me like they're saying that being under anyone else's control and listening to anyone else would be dangerous."
Ahiru points at Sakha. "Are her thoughts right?"
Pak: "Hm."
Pak: "…"
Plu and Min look at Sakha.
Hector wonders if they'll think Sakha is two-headed.
Plu: "She's thinking about us."
ORN: "… They must not be under anyone else's control… but they must also be capable of learning from everyone and understanding other points of view, lest they risk falling under some form of control some day."
Min: "She's also thinking about that guy hugging her."
Ahiru: "Focus on her thoughts about you."
ORN: "Listening to no one else is just as dangerous, after all…"
Pak snrk!
Min: "If…we…under anyone else, we might go against mama?"
Plu: "That's right."
Min: "If…we…listen anyone else…"
Plu: "…she's seen us before? All grown up?"
Ahiru: "Yes. You were listening to someone else before now."
ORN: "No"
ORN: "They were under their own control. Seperate, but willing."
Plu: "…doesn't sound like…"
Hector thinks Sakha's probably used to him at this point.
Min: "…what's 'addiction'?"
ORN: "They listened to little, just as now, and attempted to harm Ahiru as a result."
Plu: "Oh! Grown-up-us really really liked good guys and bad guys!"
ORN: "… Tell them similar to hunger, but without being needed to survive"
Min: "Oh! Yeah! Like candy for us!"
Plu giggles. "We were SILLY!"
Min giggles. "All on so much candy!"
ORN: "… You did not care the harm it brought because only few voices mattered then too, as long as you got your… candy"
Plu and Min look at Ahiru. "But now we'll be with you and get candy from you~!"
[OOC] ORN: uh oh
Ahiru: "Good Guys and Bad Guys from me you mean? I don't think I'm Bad Guy…"
Hector really hopes that Plu and Min don't start digging into his mind. Little bastards lack restraint.
Min: "A'course not, mama!"
Plu: "Mama is the bestest good guy ever!"
Min and Plu hug Ahiru.
Pak: "…Um."
Pak: "hm."
Plu: "Mama is good guy!"
Min: "Bad guys want hurt people! That everything Ahiru not!"
Plu: "'Cept when they deserve it."
Cassandra Lionheart: "I agree with Min on that part."
Min: "A'course~!"
ORN: "Hostiles. We agree on something at least"
Pak: "Well… hm."
[OOC] Ahiru: Ahiru needs to take Lore: Parenting now
Plu: "Hey, mama? That guy who was hugging that one."
[OOC] Eric Lionheart: We should have tried this sooner. >.>
Min: "He had some wierd thoughts."
Plu: "He kept thinking o' that one."
[OOC] ORN: we can stick them in class with the elder units
Hector rolls his eyes. No restraint at all…
Min: "Like she was the most importantest thing in everything to him."
ORN: "Stating obvious surface ideas simply means they are straightforward."
Ahiru: "I'm sure you can distiguish names from reading, but… are you guys tired? Milf got tired rather quickly…"
[OOC] Riia: "Aside from money."
Sakha blushes.
Pak: "c.c"
ORN: "This does lead This Unit to wonder how much Bolt's reincarnation is changed"
Sakha squirms
Hector: "Mm? You want me to let go?"
Plu: "It's tiring, but we can stay up if mama needs us."
ORN: "There could even be a possibility it does not require immediate violence…"
Ahiru: "No, Mama is happy. You can rest."
Eric Lionheart: "I would prefer to avoid violence if we can."
Min: "Yeah!"
He yawns. "If mama needs us, we'll be…" He falls alseep on Ahiru's shoulder.
Cassandra Lionheart: "This is all…awwww, cute."
Eric Lionheart: "It is cute."
Plu pokes Min. "A'kay mama!" Plu and Min vanish.
Eric Lionheart: "Well, that was intresting…"
Pak: "I stull dunno if they're really dangerous."
Cassandra Lionheart: "It certainly was. But now, we got to get back to more pressing issues, right?"
Sakha: "If thats how things will work out, that won't be bad, Ahiru will just ask people that know what needs to be done."
ORN: "… While she's around. And assuming nothing can usurp her control or their view of her as primary input."
Hector 's hat is covering his face just enough so no one can see that he's kind of red right now.
ORN: "They must be taught, just as This Series was, or further Grav incidents will result."
ORN: "… Which one next?"
Eric Lionheart: "Once the loyalists are dealt with, we'll have to seal Grav…based on what we've seen, it might actually be a good idea now."
Pak: "Hm."
ORN: "That is still far from certain, Eric…"
Cassandra Lionheart nods "Yeah. We got to end this. Whether by sealing, or whatever means possbile.".
ORN: "In any case, Grav's actions are unforgivable"
Eric Lionheart: "When a spirit is sealed, it seems to me that they lose their memories…so if Grav is sealed, he should regress to a similar state as the other Spirits did."
Cassandra Lionheart: "That could be possible."
Pak: "Might be fixable…"
Cassandra Lionheart: "Maybe, but first, we need to get to Grav."
ORN: "…"
ORN: "Attempt Bolt?"
[OOC] Hector: Is today going to go until 6:00 again?
[OOC] Pak: Nah
[OOC] WC GM: We can cut it off whenever - but it's only been about 2.5 hours so far.
[OOC] Ahiru: Maybe if I DO go through all the spirits >_>
[OOC] ORN: I'm good till 5
[OOC] WC GM: If you do, we'll do it over multiple sessions.
[OOC] ORN: mind you ORN WILL want to see all of them, so of course he'll keep suggesting more
[OOC] WC GM: *shrugs* I'm up for that if everyone else is.
[OOC] Cassandra Lionheart: Still popping in and out…family thinks I'm being a hermit again..
[OOC] Pak: We could do a few more if people are curious
[OOC] Eric Lionheart: I'm curious.
Ahiru summons up Bolt at ORN's suggestion.
[OOC] ORN: I'm up for it; "Dungeon of Innumerable cartographies" isn't before 18:30 and I'm curious, plus more knowledge means better planning
Eric Lionheart: "Ahiru, how are you holding up? Is this tiring you as well?"
[OOC] Cassandra Lionheart: …. »;
Ahiru: "It's a lot of thinking."
[OOC] Cassandra Lionheart: Also, I got to get ready for work..And my dad is leaving from here in 15 minutes.
Bolt appears - a miniature King, with miniature royal crown and cape, crackling with energy - and salutes. "Miss Mama!"
ORN: "So in other words enjoyable?"
[OOC] WC GM: This'll be the last one for today, then.
Ahiru: "Hello. How are you?"
Eric Lionheart: "Well, he seems friendly enough."
[OOC] WC GM: We can break after this.
Bolt: "I! Am! Fine! Miss Mama!"
ORN: "Then again so is Ahiru as a whole…"
Hector and Felicia know that tone of voice - like some cadet soldier, or soldier wannabe, on training grounds.
Cassandra Lionheart looks at the Mini-Bolt, and blinks.
[OOC] ORN: … sounds like something else too… ^^:;;
Ahiru: "What does Bolt notice about this room?"
ORN: "… Ahiru. Why do those lacking a combat form automatically appear in that of their Avatar?"
Bolt looks around - not wide-eyed, but swift, studying one point of interest then whipping to the next. Does not return eyes to Ahiru before replying. "Mama! See circuits of my energy! Nine including yours in this room!"
Bolt: "More circuits outside."
Eric Lionheart: "Hmm. He can see us as some sort of energy?"
Ahiru: "Does Bolt like his appearance?"
Cassandra Lionheart: "That is kind of neat actually."
ORN: "These circuits are individual conciousnesses capable of interacting with you, Bolt."
ORN: "hm…"
ORN makes an arc around his hand
Pak: "So he at least understands different things, sorta."
Bolt looks at Ahiru. "Do not understand Miss Mama! What is 'appearance'?"
ORN: "he may notice something here"
Ahiru: "Look at yourself."
Bolt looks at his hands - but then looks into Ahiru's eyes. "See self through Miss Mama."
Ahiru: "What do you think of what you see?"
Bolt: "Look…wierd. What that pink stuff over head?"
Pak: "?"
ORN: "Pink?"
Eric Lionheart: "Huh?"
Bolt: "Miss Mama sees things wierd. Sees…colors? Not lightning."
Ahiru: "So Bolt does not see like Mama."
Bolt: "Negative."
Bolt forms an arc of lightning between his hands, his eyes fixed on Ahiru's.
ORN: "You may definitely wish to indicate to it that individual sources of energy may be sentient, just different."
Ahiru: "Does Bolt remember anything before being with Mama?"
Bolt: "…"
Bolt concentrates.
ORN moves over and does the same… maybe this could allow communication?
Eric Lionheart: "That's what I wanted you to ask Plu and Min, if they remembered anything…"
Bolt: "Not clear. Remember…something. King."
Ahiru: "I didn't want them to remember."
Bolt: "And King before. And King before."
Bolt shakes his head. "Fading. Not much."
Bolt points at Felicia. "Remember…surprise. Survived."
Bolt: "If Miss Mama's friend was in danger, am glad Miss Mama's friend survived. Assuming is Miss Mama's friend."
ORN: "… Does this one understand friendlies?"
Ahiru: "So Bolt recognizes the circuits have thoughts?"
Bolt: "Put Miss Mama's friend where could watch over…don't remember more."
ORN: "Ah, Ahiru, ask if he his language or lightning recognition can be used to communicate. It may be useful for signaling."
Cassandra Lionheart watches on as Bolt and Ahiru talk.
Bolt blinks. "Circuits ARE thoughts. But Miss Mama should ask Plu and Min about that."
Pak c.c
Bolt: "Remember…tried make other circuits thoughts. Got friends help."
Bolt points to ORN. "Like that circuit."
Bolt: "That circuit made, to make more thoughts."
Ahiru: "So you wanted to create something that would make thoughts?"
Bolt: "Yes Miss Mama!"
Pak: "Huh."
Ahiru: "Why was that?"
Bolt ponders. "Trying remember. Hard."
ORN: "Your sentinel models lacked thought."
Hector lets go of Sakha and just sits down next to her. "All this standin' is just makin' me tired of doin' it."
Bolt: "Defense. Protect friends. Danger."
Hector: "C'mon, sit next ta me, hm?"
Bolt: "…"
Bolt gets wide-eyed, looking around, then looks at Ahiru.
Sakha: "Hmph."
Bolt: "Danger here?"
ORN dances the arcs across to his back
Cassandra Lionheart: "Huh?"
ORN: "… Tell him he's standing on it"
Ahiru: "Bolt senses danger?"
Cassandra Lionheart looks around to see what is going on.
Pak: "Eep, did we stand around too long?"
ORN: "… Ahiru, This Group is standing in Grav's region.."
Bolt: "Tried protect from danger. Can not remember much. But what can remember - and what see here…"
Bolt: "Is Miss Mama protecting friends from danger?"
ORN: "Protection without understanding led to oppression… that was bad."
Ahiru: "Yes."
Bolt sa-LUTES. "Thank you Miss Mama!"
Bolt: "Sorry can not help further. Memories fading. Can remember tried fight…something within."
Ahiru: "Thoughts need to know what the danger is in order to be ready for it. Can Bolt remember that?"
Bolt: "Big thing. Caused brothers and sisters wake up. Created brothers and sisters."
ORN: "… Ahiru: Tell him to learn as soon and quickly as he can, to communicate with other 'thoughts'. This way he can help as he wishes."
ORN: "Understanding all around him will allow him to perform."
Sakha makes ORN frosty.
Bolt: "Friends were Milf domain. Thing would kill all in Milf domain. Tried…tried making friends Bolt domain."
ORN: "And the danger he refers to is Grav"
Riia frowns.
Riia worries…
Pak: "This is interesting."
Riia signs: "I hope is Grav. Will learn soon, yes?"
Bolt: "Brothers and sisters hurt when woke up. Remember…Plu and Min went to fight danger. Bolt stayed behind, gathered friends."
Hector: "I gotta say, despite bein' totally face-to-face with what's been causin' my family 'n friends so many problems when I was growin' up, I'm not really mad or bitter about it."
ORN shakes off the ice after a bit and glares at Sakha
Cassandra Lionheart: "Yeah."
ORN: "Then you explain it. If Ahiru cannot make him understand what went wrong in his plan, there could be repetition."
Bolt: "Other brothers and sisters hurt bad. Kept friends safe. Less and less area to keep safe."
ORN: "If you can teach them better, do so. Sitting and pouting does nothing, Sakha."
Bolt: "Was sad. Was desparate. And then…"
Pak: "Huh."
[OOC] ORN: and then we killed him and ate his castle! ;p
Bolt sighs. "Now Miss Mama is here. Miss Mama can rescue everything and everyone~!" Bolt smiles.
Cassandra Lionheart looks at little Bolt, and smiles.
Ahiru: "Mama and Mama's friends will be happy if Bolt remembers to tell people why he wants to protect them."
ORN nods; at least Ahiru got the message
Bolt blinks. "Do not understand. Bolt wanted protect friends because were friends."
Ahiru: "But they need to know what you're protecting them from right? Friends sometimes don't know something is dangerous."
ORN: "Telling them could have allowed them to help, thus ensuring greater safety."
Pak yawwwns.
ORN: "Friendlies are capable of protecting others at your side"
Bolt gestures around. "Miss Mama already knows. Thing being protected from is here."
Bolt: "Meanie big brother Grav!"
Cassandra Lionheart: "Okay..So now I feel bad about beating him up when we did. But why did he put a bounty out on us for?"
Ahiru: "Yes, but Mama didn't know when Mama first met Grav. Mama was helping Grav until now. If Bolt had told Mama and her friends, things may have been different."
Bolt: "Was also defending against Bolt."
ORN: "Bolt was different. Do not feel bad. He needed the lesson."
ORN nods
ORN: "Even he understands"
Bolt: "Brothers and sisters hurt bad. Weren't able treat friends as friends."
Cassandra Lionheart: "Yeah, I guess so."
Cassandra Lionheart looks down at the ground.
Bolt: "Felt that slipping. Wanted…wanted give power. Focused."
ORN: "His creations also lacked thought and understanding. They were incapable of friendliness."
Bolt: "Was almost to point of being able give friends power - to be with friends."
Bolt holds his head.
Bolt: "Hurts."
Bolt: "Remember lots pain. And pain trying remember."
Cassandra Lionheart: "If this is hurting him, maybe he should stop."
ORN: "He himself had become incapable of friendliness."
ORN nods
Bolt's voice begins to tear up. "Miss Mama…please…make pain stop!"
ORN: "Tell him to warn the others: They must communicate, and he must rest."
ORN: "Without understanding, violence lacks justice."
Hector: "…this can't be good."
Bolt: "Wasn't able let anyone get in way…almost hurt Miss Mama! Don't want to hurt Miss Mama!"
Cassandra Lionheart: "Ahiru..Dimiss?"
Bolt: "Please, Miss Mama, make it sto-o-op!"
[OOC] Cassandra Lionheart: dismiss?
Bolt sinks to his knees.
ORN: "Ahiru"
Ahiru: "It's okay."
Ahiru kisses Bolt's cheek. "Go to sleep."
With one last sob, Bolt vanishes.
ORN: "It seems they are incapable of leaving without her express orders. This is a problem. Were she incapacitated…"
Cassandra Lionheart: "Poor little guy."
*then looks at ORN* "They may lose control."
ORN: "… worse."
ORN: "The lesson must be driven to them before encountering Grav."
[OOC] WC GM: Actually, Cassandra may have noticed that Bolt was starting to lose control.
Eric Lionheart: "We don't have the time for that, do we?"
ORN: "Else they could be used directly through threats against Ahiru"
ORN: "There is little choice but to continue doing so in the little time alloted as we travel to our destination."
Cassandra Lionheart nods "I think Bolt was all ready losing it ORN..I..could tell by the way he was talking."
Eric Lionheart: "Indeed."
ORN: "They MUST understand and learn to communicate with eachother and those of us around them, or they will be puppets"
ORN: "… potentially berserked ones."
Cassandra Lionheart: "Yes but ORN, what if they can't break free fully until Grav is gone?"
ORN: "…Then they must at least be able to resist, or we must be ready for the worst…"
ORN stares at Ahiru and darkens
ORN: "Let us continue to our destination. The others can be spoken to on the way."
Cassandra Lionheart: "ORN…Still.."
*stops talking and nods* //"Lets focus on the task at hand."
[OOC] WC GM: So, the party returns to the rebel HQ and gets some rest?
[OOC] ORN: I'd imagine so
[OOC] Cassandra Lionheart: Yes.
[OOC] Pak: yeah
[OOC] WC GM: Alright.

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