Mana P2y1s07

Mana: And so it was written: Pokiehlember 2nd, Year 1, Gnome's Day. The early afternoon, in the Jinn gardens: The day has clouded over with a turbulent grey, and the wind rustles through the leaves.
Toth: "That went well, rabite included. Now we should probably leave before we're arrested." Toth begins to maneuver his way to the outskirts of the gardens, nearing any exits.
Theodore blinks a few times, glancing around before taking off after Toth. "Why would they arrest us?"
Toth: "Worst case scenario, we were seen with those casting magic in the gardens. Or just that some of us are kind of scruffy looking." He doesn't name names. "Though really that'd probably get us out of here a little quicker… but I'd rather not deal with the publicity."
Theodore: "Wh - oh right."
Xsaieta jumps down from a nearby roof, suddenly and with little-to-no warning. How did he get there?! "Hey, I'm not late to the party, am I?"
Mana: There's one exit, the ceremonial Jinn gate. There's only one guard on it, waving people through to enter quickly - there's a big line of clerks heading in after lunch, and all.
Theodore: "Just missed it!"
Toth: "Unless you've a pass, you're really not supposed to be in Jinn. It's restricted, somewhat more or less than the rest of the gates, but still. Just act natural…" He nods to the big line of people. "Actually no, act like them."
Theodore: "There was a coffin inside a coffin inside another coffin, and inside that was an unusually durable rabite! Pretty wild."
Toth: "Welcome back, Xsai."
Xsaieta: "…dangit! I even -wrote down- that I wouldn't miss that. Ah, well. There's always another party to -not- be late to, I guess."
Toth: "It was altogether a strange affair."
Xsaieta: "That sounds… interesting, yeah."
Theodore: "Oh yeah."
Xsaieta: "They've got dolls like that, you know, in Luna? They just keep going."
Toth chuckles.
Theodore: "That creepy lady you have a date with was the one that killed Alex! She took the book from the preacher and kinda rambled for a while, almost sounded drunk."
Theodore: "So uh have fun with that?"
Toth: "Try not to get killed. Or at least leave a beautiful corpse."
Xsaieta scratches behind an ear, abruptly. "Oh, you know it. Man, if she kills me that'd set an awful precedent and she'd want to kill one of you guys two days from now to keep the pattern going, or something. It'd be terrible, I can't let that happen."
Toth: "Maybe it won't be all bad."
Toth: "Maybe we'll all get dates before dying."
Toth heads for the Jinn gate, fixing his thousand-yard clerk stare past it, and tries to amble on by.
Mana: hey Toth, could I have a Grace 70 check?
Theodore: "Guah."
Toth rolled 1d100 and got 94 ( Total: 94 )
Aurora: "I'm not sure I'm her type, though."
Mana: Any talents on that?
Mana: So, the sole guard they have manning the checkpoint hustles over to stop you, planting a finger on Toth's shoulder, to the aggravated sighs of all the towermen waiting in line to get back in.
Theodore starts opening his mouth to respond to Aurora, then something catches the corner of his eye near Toth and he moves to intercept it with a smile. "Is something the matter?"
Theodore rolled 1d100 and got 15 ( Total: 15 ) for wingman
Mana: He smiles back, looks back over his shoulder at the line and goes - "…Don't think there is. Have a nice day."
Toth keeps on walking like it never happened. Adjusts his boutonnier.
Theodore gives a nod, ambling on through.
Xsaieta waits until they're -well- out of incriminating earshot before letting out the "Damn, you guys are smooth" that constituted his response.
Mana: Wisp District.
Theodore: "Well, yeah."
Mana: A streetcar rolls past. A few streetside cafes are putting out the canopies up over their patios.
Toth: "I knew he had it handled." He smiles.
Theodore tilts his head to the side, watching the streetcar pass by.
Xsaieta: "-anyways, I'll try and figure out if she's also got a thing for cute ladies wearing armour and give you a heads up, yeah?"
Toth: "Anyway, let's take a shortcut. Also probably a drink, or something to nibble on, because we've just been going, going, going." He stretches, purely for effect, and heads toward the tram stops, and the World's Wheel… but isn't in any hurry, yeah?
Mana: Theodore: There's a few of the silk people, shrouded head to toe in blue and white, riding on the back of it. The shortest of the three waves happily. (Maybe a young child?)
Theodore pauses for a second, realizing he's probably not as hungry as he should be. He totally waves back to the silk kid, though.
Mana: The tram takes a few minutes to arrive.
Mana: One skids to a stop. "Second station, clockwise line, all aboard."
Theodore: "Oh man, are we gettin' on that thing?"
Toth 'hups' up onto the tram!
Theodore fist pumps before shuffling in.
Aurora: "…I'm not sure if I'd appreciate the 'heads up' or not."
Aurora: "It's not like we haven't taken it a few times already the past couple of days."
Theodore: "Wh- when? Was I out to lunch? I totally don't remember that. But either way it's still cool."
Toth: "It's pretty great. If only there was a day when trams could run the length of Titania."
Aurora: "…I think we'd need to make the Emperor acknowledge the other districts before that would happen."
Toth: "That and I'm not sure if people would like monsters riding the trams. Though I suppose if they pay, it doesn't matter -too- much."
Theodore: "Could be good for relations!"
Mana: Eventually, the tram pulls to a stop near the World's Wheel.
Toth: "This is it." He hops from the tram.
Xsaieta clambered onto the tram after the others, of course. "Man, I bet that would be great for the mana flow, though."
Toth: "Putting it on the checklist. Mana flow, then tram flow."
Toth: "(…could I make tram lines with artifacts? Probably not. Best to do it with elbow grease…)" he mumbles to himself, heading towards the World's Wheel.
Theodore says back and forth a bit as the tarm comes to a stop. He looks a little hesistant to get off it it, and had been staring outt he window the entire time, but eventually he hops off.
Xsaieta: "(Shit, man, that's an idea.)" He follows Toth -off- the tram this time, ambling towards the World's Wheel… "-woah, nice place. You know the owner or something?"
Toth: "Mm-hmm. I live just above it, too. Balcony's usually unlocked, don't tell anyone. Or tell the cute ones."
Xsaieta grins conspiratorially and lashes the tip of his tail.
Aurora: "…Right."
Right off the forner of the stop, at the beginning of a long line of lofts, is a two story storefront, a wooden signboard proclaiming 'World's Wheel' hanging from the second-floor balcony.
Theodore: "Right on."
Its ground-floor double doors are open, with a slow trickle of patrons leaving, and a few individuals entering. Inside, it's almost a trick of the eyes, as the interior takes up a grand amount of space with long tables, sturdy redwood chairs, their tips flecked with gold, or gold paint.
The din is light and warm, and a few windows along the tramside wall darken as another tram has already pulled into the nearby station. A bar across the far wall, almost protecting the entryway to a kitchen, and a roped off staircase going up. Hidden amongst one of the corners is also a staircase down, also roped off. 'Employees only.'
Aurora: "Nice place."
Theodore: "Hm, yeah this ain't bad."
(Chalkboard at the end of the liquor rack states: Soup of the day, Carrot and Rabite Stew.)
Toth: "Thank you. We'll be at Gnome before long- did anyone want a quick refreshment?"
Xsaieta whistles, taking a few steps in and getting a bit lost in the place for a moment or two, which'll happen sometimes: eventually, his eyes settle on the soup of the day and he giggles helplessly for a second.
Theodore: "Hey, might as well if we're already here."
Toth nods. "Good, good." He'll sidle over to the bar, greeting any patrons that meet his eye, giving a 'glad to see you again' to those he recognizes.
Aurora: "Just a light snack, if you wouldn't mind."
Xsaieta: "Man, I didn't know there were places like this in Wisp. Unless like, that door was somehow the shortcut." And then he takes a deep breath, tail lashing around a little bit: "Yeah, I'm not gonna walk into a place like this and -not- grab somethin' to eat. And, I mean- carrot and rabite stew, I like the sense of humour."
Theodore: "I don't get it."
Mana: The regulars: The half-dead businessman, drowning himself in drink. The lady in the fur coat. The foreign musician. You know, they're all mostly about.
Toth: (That's Wisp, baby.)
Toth 'll sit down at the bar. "Hey Horace," he speaks to the bartender. "Hope Rigo didn't clean us out too bad." He grins, goodnaturedly.
Mana: "Did his damndest. But we're good for two more days, at least."
Theodore takes another glance around before parking himself down at the bar as well.
Xsaieta does something with one hand that somehow makes it look like a rabite with floppy ears - it'd probably be better if he were doing shadow puppets with his hands against a wall, but it still basically works - and makes his other hand look like a carrot. "Rabites… eat carrots, right? And then… they both go into the stew."
Xsaieta: "It's funny -and- delicious."
Aurora smiles softly. "It's a little amusing, at least."
Theodore: "Hmm… well, if you say so."
Xsaieta: "It's hilarious!" He perches on a… what do you call the thing you perch on at a bar? A bar stool? Yeah, one of those. "I want some of that stew, I think."
Toth: "I'll be sure to collect from him sooner or later. Soup of the day for me, please, and let me introduce you here- Horace, my compatriots Aurora, Theodore, Xsaieta, compatriots, Horace."
Theodore: m/e gives a small wave when his name is called.
Xsaieta: "Nice to meet you!"
Mana: Horace smiles serenly behind his dark glasses. "A pleasure. Stew and a soup, at the very least. And for you two?"
Aurora: "Might as well try out the soup of the day as well, I think."
Theodore: "Yeah that's fine."
Mana: "Naturally." And he flashes two quick signals to the back kitchen. "Water at this hour?"
Theodore: "S'fine with me."
Aurora: "Please."
Xsaieta: "Mmm…." He deliberates, and it looks like he's -been- deliberating for a while beforehand, before finally going, "-yeah, that works for me."
Mana: He nods, fills a row of four glasses with water from a hose-and-nozzle apparatus.
Toth: "Thank y' again."
Theodore: "Neat pump."
Mana: Horace flashes a smile at Theodore, before nodding to Mr. Toth.
Mana: "Word passed by us today. Apparently, there's going to be a Last Auction down in Gnome sometime soon."
Xsaieta: "Neat -everything- honestly." He's still darting his eyes back and forth, trying to glance at everything all at once, his eyes inexorably drawn to the flashy bits of gold accenting everything, keeping his attention darting around. It's nice!
Theodore: "Last Auction?"
Mana: "A sort of special auction event for high ticket items of unknown provenance."
Mana: "They say the same woman's behind every one, but it's more likely that people use the name whenever they have a lot of top-class merchandise to move."
Theodore thinks a bit,, scurnches up his face. "So like a black market thing?"
Toth: "Hmm…"
Toth: "Thanks for the heads up."
Xsaieta perks an ear up.
Mana: "Yeah. Just… unusually literal."
Aurora: "…Huh, Interesting.
Toth leans back a bit, addressing everyone. "Though, I'm looking to gear up a little sooner than that. If nobody minds, there's a shop I'd like to visit next in Gnome, I've known its smith for… a while. See if there's anything we can get from him or commission."
Toth: "After that, hot springs to… patch up."
Xsaieta: "Mr. Toth… there's no bad reason to visit the hot springs."
Theodore: "Sounds good to me!"
Toth smiles as Xsaieta stops him from having a gloomy dip in mood.
Toth: "And if I may plan a bit further… I'd also like to see that mana lock you spoke of. Probably won't dally too long there, though, as Salamander also needs our assistance."
Theodore: "Yeah I definitely wanna make sure that thing is the kind of magic lock I think it is, and you're the man with the right spell."
Xsaieta: "Sounds good to me, yeah." And… probably the stew's gotten here at some point, or will soon? Whenever it does that, he'll -definitely- start eating it, though.
Mana: Yeah, a waiter brings your food right about now.
Toth: "Then it looks like we've a busy day. Eat, drink and be merry my friends, we've a way's to go."
Toth spoons up some soup!
Theodore: "Reckon it's going to be busy for a lot of days for a while, yeah." Theodore gives a nod to the waiter, then digs in.
Aurora nods. "We'll have to keep our strength up." And begins to partake, as well.
Mana: It's pretty good food. Delicate use of spices. Keeps the juices of the meat well.
Theodore: "Hey, they was pretty good!"
Toth: "I'll pass on the regards to the chef."
Aurora: "Please do."
Xsaieta totally used a spoon, by the way, but there was still something a little bit bestial in the elegant ferocity with which he attacked the stew. It's not altogether unlike his movements in battle; there was a ruthless efficiency to the precise trajectory of his spoon that was, indeed, a wonder to behold.
Toth finishes his bowl and the water, drops a tip in the jar on the bar.
Toth: "Thanks again, Horace. Let them through the basement rope too, okay?"
Theodore: "- Oh the short cut's here, and wasn't the tarm? Right on."
Mana: "Oh, is that where you're headed?"
Toth: "Mm-hmm."
Toth addresses both Horace and Theodor -simultaniously-. Wisp.
Toth: "Should be back tonight as well."
Mana: "I'll be expecting you, then."
Toth stands from the bar stool, pushing it back in, and smoothes down his sleeves. "Be seeing you," he speaks, before casually heading to the roped off basement and unlatching the rope, letting his friends enter first before 'closing' it up behind them.
Theodore shuffles on down. "Man, there's all kinds of hidden passageways through titania, huh?"
Aurora gives a polite, armour-jangling curtsey to the bartender before moving to follow. "Seems like it, doesn't it?"
Toth: "How else would anyone get anything done?"
Xsaieta gives a flourishing, silk-swishing bow to the bartender - and asks him to pass on his compliments to the chef's culinary skill -and- sense of vaguely morbid humour - before following Mr. Toth (preemptively, as it were) down the stairs. "Everywhere in a good story is riddled with secret passageways. Didn't you know that?"
Mana: Behind the rope, in the cellar: a false side to one of the casks opens up, revealing a tunnel into the earth.
Mana: Some ancient storm drain, looks like. You can see faint glimpses of the sunlight through grates overhead.
Theodore: "I thought that was mostly a thing in murder mystery or spoy stories, which…"
Toth: "The rest of the casks are quite authentic. I shudder the day Rigo 'forgets' which one has the false side."
Toth: "Where else to base a murder mystery from, if not Wisp? Gnome, of course. (Shade novels tend to go off the rails after a while.)" Xsaieta: "Naw, any kind of story can have a secret passageway. Although I guess this story started with a murder, didn't it?" He clambers in.
Aurora blinks. "…I guess it might have, at that."
Toth ambles on through the drain.
Theodore pauses, scartches behind his head. "…Huh."
Theodore: "Although we alreayd know who did it. I guess just maybe not the particulars or why."
Mana: It winds a slight curve about as it descends, coming up to a small steel door embedded in the wall, at about the height that you'll probably need to duck to fit through it.
Xsaieta: "Only thing you get when you solve a mystery is more mysteries." Clamber, clamber, clamber. He probably bonks someone with his tail at one point, unless it's big enough that everyone can stand up straight, and even then, it's not outside of the bounds of possibility.
Mana: (I mean, the drain keeps going. But who knows what's going on that way.)
Toth opens the door, putting his shoulder into opening it.
Mana: It creaks open with a metallic whine, revealing the back half of a metal locker, opening out onto a storehouse: Rows upon rows of lockers and safety deposit boxes, chickenwire frame (and open door) separating it from the front desk.
Theodore: "Huuuuh."
Toth shuts both the doors once everyone's through.
Xsaieta: "You guys and your illicit warehouses."
Toth: "Is there a better kind for business?"
Mana: Collapsed on the front desk is Jailer, with six clawed arms and a scaly hide, snoring through his jagged teeth. He mumbles something: "Nothin'… illicit… abo' it."
Aurora: "It's… probably not… illicit. Maybe."
Toth chuckles. "Take it easy." - not a command, but a goodbye.
Theodore glances towards Xsaieta, "Well, there you have it."
Xsaieta grins.
Toth heads out of the storehouse, among the streets of…
Mana: Gnome District.
Mana: On a shaky, second storey ropeway.
Mana: The scent of curry rises up from beneath you - there's cooking being done on a firepit, dug into the earth.
Mana: Above, the dim blue early-morning-light shines from the skylight, as it always does.
Toth breathes deep of the cooking, even though he's not hungry.
Xsaieta takes a deep breath, too. "Good thing I just had that stew or we'd need to make -another- detour, right?"
Toth: "Could pretty much eat our way through to Shade, yes."
Toth: "The armory's in this direction…" And he starts walking a ways, one hand on the rope part of the ropeway.
Theodore: "So we like - walk across the ropes?"
Mana: The wooden planks laid across them might be handy! In the places where they're still there.
Mana: (In the places where they aren't, another route might work better.)
Theodore: "Oh wait there's - hm this thing doesn't get a ton of maintence work, does it? Kinda neat though."
Aurora: "…Can't they just use normal streets?"
Toth: "It's… normal in Gnome?" he offers.
Aurora mutters, "Doesn't make it right or easy…"
Xsaieta: "That's not as much fun. Man, they should have a triathlon through here, the Vertical Market, and Salamander, sometime."
Toth: "Ah, well, definitely not."
Toth: "But it's a sort of… shared suffering, thing."
Toth: "What best way to handle the uneasy terrain and rickety walkways than to grumble about it with friends?"
Aurora: "…How about getting a tram installed instead?"
Theodore: "Aww don't worry Aurora, if you slip I'll catch ya."
Mana: It's not a long walk to the little third-storey smithy, the [Cage of Dreams].
Aurora: "Yes, yes…"
Toth: "You'd probably have all sorts of people clogging up the tracks, might have to hit a few of them until word spreads around. I'm kidding, of course."
Aurora will follow, despite her grumbling, though.
Toth: "But that's why Pure Heart Transcentral will one day exist."
Mana: Bronze statues of serpents face outwards from the octagon-shaped tower that the bridges lead to the top of. Incense sticks, fresh ones, sizzle in their mouths.
Xsaieta cartwheels over one of the wooden planks, just for the hell of it. Not… more than one of them, nor does he just start flying through the air from rope to rope. He's not Cruz.
Toth: "This is it."
Toth heads across one of the final bridges, between the serpents, and heads in.
Theodore: "Is it normal for snakes to smoke here, or is that more of a decoration thing?"
Xsaieta: "Isn't that… basically what snakes do?"
Theodore: "Naw it'
Mana: Inside: Weapons and suits of armor hang on chains, lit from below by lamps embedded into the blue-glass floor. A litle spacious, but not enough that you can all fan out, or be incautious about where you rest your head.
Theodore: s mostly hissing and biting and looking bizzare when they move, back home. "
Mana: The blue light from beneath gives it a strange atmosphere. Mingled in with the wares are iron cages - containing monsters, mostly. Lizards, beasts, a rabite, some stranger things with tremendous, blinking eyes.
Theodore: "Woah!"
Mana: The proprietor is pale, with white eyes and white hair that falls long onto her shoulders. She doesn't have the muscular frame needed to make all this stuff herself - maybe it's imported? Does she put out orders?
Mana: A sproutling swings back and forth in a cage in the far corner. The door on that one is open.
Theodore: "Man, the *MONSTERS* at least aren't onrmal, right?"
Toth: "Insomuch as monsters are normal…" He smiles to her. "Afternoon."
Aurora: "…No, there isn't caged monsters in weapon shops in Wisp."
Mana: She smiles back. "Is it? What can I help you with?"
Theodore: "Well I ment more being for sale in a smithy! … Is that a sproutling?" Theodore blinks, moving across the space between racks and displays towards it.
Aurora: "…You're right, it is."
Mana: The sproutling looks down. "Hello!"
Theodore: "Hey! What's hangin' little dude?"
Xsaieta: "Man, you must have boring weapon shops-" -and then his gaze gets caught, almost literally, by some hulking, caged thing replete with eyeballs, and he has a staring contest with it for a few moments which he inevitably loses.
Mana: "Me!" The sproutling explains.
Toth: "We're really in it now, Misha. Nothing illegal, but nothing Jinn's going to like. And they're not the biggest problem."
Theodore: "- Oh dang, you're right. Good, no good?"
Toth: "That said, we're gonna need some new gear. Something a little better than we can get off of the regular stalls."
Mana: "Which is why you come to me."
Toth grins. "Of course. Can't think of anyone better."
Mana: "You're hunting rarities, are you? Well, well, well. Clear out the center, everyone."
Mana: "(Mostly good.)" The sproutling adds.
Aurora makes sure she's not standing near the center.
Theodore glances glance back over his shoulder to do much the same as Aurora, then nods. "What would make it better?"
Xsaieta knows a good blacksmith!! But… honestly, there's a lot to be said for the presentation here; it's impressive even to Xsaieta. (And he lost the staring contest quickly enough to (carefully) back up against a wall.)
Toth backs up!
Mana: Misha reaches out with a black, fingerless glove, pulling on the center chain - as she releases it, there's a ratcheting noise, and a fixture descends from the ceiling -
Mana: Like a chandelier, all diamonds and glass, encircled with black cases.
Mana: "Weapons? Armor?" Misha asks. "Tell me your interests."
Toth: "Armor first. We're getting hit hard."
Mana: "What by?"
Theodore: "Oho."
Aurora: "Lots of different things."
Toth: "Really big mallets. Salamander. But really, anything resistant to mana would be nice, in the long run."
Mana: "Fighting magicians, are we?" She circles the ring a few times, lost in thought, before placing a finger on one of the black cases. "Try this one."
Xsaieta goes 'oooh' out loud when the chandelier comes down. That's… okay… he's biased when it comes to weapons shops, but that -was- a nice touch.
Toth takes a look!
Mana: A shroud of white cloth, and matching turban, studded with an opal in the headpiece. [Wind Shawl - 40 T.HP II M.Armor]
Mana: A tag of 450 lucre is attached.
Toth: "Not bad. Got anything heavier?"
Mana: She casts a glance over to the case to its left. "Try that."
Toth checks it out!
Mana: A suit of platemail, carved from some monster's polished shell. [Historyless - Armor, M.Armor IV. Gain Prot/Shell (2) when your weakness is struck.]
Theodore: "Huh, that's kinda cool."
Aurora: "Ohh, that's nice…"
Toth: "How much?"
Mana: "Five-hundred and sixty."
Toth nods appreciably. "I'm also in the market for a bow. Doesn't even have to be special, but if you've got one…"
Mana: "Just the ordinary for the time being. Try the one on the wall behind you, for four hundred."
Xsaieta: "Got anything in the way of daggers that can punch through armor? I mean, I know that's basically like asking for water that's on the dry side, but I got this one friend, you know?"
Mana: "For knives, the best I can do would be…" She taps a lean, black case, circling the chandelier.
Xsaieta looks at the case in a swishy way.
Mana: Two spikes of jagged blue crystal, barely carved, gleaming brilliantly - bronze hilts clamped onto them, making weapons of them. the label calls them [Stolen Kisses - Knives, pwr6, Undine-elemental, Added: Deshell (10).] The price tag is at 580.
Toth: "I'll start with the bow. Be back for the armor, hopefully before Viglum." He produces 400 lucre, handing it to her.
Aurora: "Hmm… any swords?"
Mana: She takes it. "Consider it yours."
Mana: "…Had some vipers asking around about magic swords. They bought up most of them, but try case #6, there. The long one."
Aurora nods, opening it up… "Vipers?"
Xsaieta glances over the knives for a moment or two, smiling to himself at… something or other about them for a second before rummaging around in his coin purse for 580 Lucre. (He does 'hmph' disdainfully at Anya's work not being magical enough for the Vipers, but honestly, it's probably not even noticeable.) "I think he'll like these a lot. And that swooshy white number is…
Xsaieta tempting. Might come back here for it later, myself. "
Mana: A thin, fencing sword, white metal with a golden sheen. [Killer - Sword, pwr 10. Luna-elemental.] A steal at 490, it seems.
Aurora: "Hmm… not quite what I'm looking for, but I'll mention it to the other Knights… I know a few of them prefer a lighter sword."
Xsaieta: "Aw, that's -beautiful-, though."
Aurora: "That, I'll admit."
Mana: "Not to your taste?" Misha inquires, gently sliding Aurora's hand away from the case, closing it back up.
Aurora: "Unfortunately, no."
Toth takes the bow down, and his staff went -somewhere- into pocketspace, and he slings the bow onto his shoulder.
Mana: "The Vipers are… one of the local powers of Salamander."
Mana: "Old money. The kind that's old enough that people have stopped asking where it came from."
Aurora: "…Huh. One of thoes families."
Theodore gives a sideglance towards Xsaieta.
Xsaieta: "Yup. Nice suits, even nicer body tattooes. Kind of toned-down, though, I've seen some-" -he coughs. "-well, anyways."
Toth chuckles.
Xsaieta: "Voted least likely to upend the applecart and escalate a situation, but even they've been on edge lately."
Toth: "Anyway, if anyone wants anything else…"
Theodore: "Naw I'm good. Kinda sorts want a bow and spear, but to be honest I don't think I'm going to have much time to use 'em, so."
Mana: "You should always make time to use your weapons." Misha offers. "Else, others will."
Aurora shakes her head. "I'm fine for now."
Theodore: "Man if they monsters wanna stop hittin' people so I can stop curin' 'em I'd be more than happy to!"
Mana: "Ah, magic? That does change things."
Mana: Misha smiles mysteriously.
Theodore: "I mean I could definitely smack 'em around, but I can't really just leave Aurora to deal with it herself, yeah?" Theodore smiles in return.
Xsaieta: "Yeah, I gotta admit… I like that outlook on things." He grins good-naturedly to the proprietress.
Toth: "We'll likely be back more than once. Stay safe, monsters might be on the rise, soon. Not that I need to tell you."
Aurora: "Hopefully they don't try a mass breakout here."
Mana: She looks up at one of the cages. "They seem relaxed enough to me."
Toth snickers. "Fair enough."
Theodore: "- OH I get it, on the rise 'cause they're in the ai - yeah." Theodore pauses, shakes his head, then waves to the Sproutling. "Later dude! Good luck on the continued existance thiing."
Xsaieta: "You get it!"
Mana: The sproutling nods, twice.
Aurora: "Fair enough."
Toth turns to leave, being careful of the cages and enclosures.
Toth: "Be seeing you!"
Theodore trails off behind Toth.
Mana: Misha clasps her hands together and bows, before pushing the chandelier back upwards - it rises up into the roof, disappearing.
Toth speaks, once outside. "Hot springs!"
Aurora nods.
Theodore: "And through the front this time, I guess?"
Aurora: "…Yes."
Toth: "It'd be much harder to sneak in when there's people about."
Toth: "And- yes."
Theodore nods.
Toth heads off in a hot spring direction.
Mana: Turtle Springs! The stairs are flanked by guardian statues, the front doors are open.
Mana: A quiet little pagoda-like building, fences lining the springs behind it.
Toth confidently heads through the front doors, like he wasn't accessory to people sneaking in last night.
Theodore very carefully does not say 'huh looks different inside the entrance' outloud.
Xsaieta saunters in. He went to go get tea and candy last time, so he's perfectly innocent~ :3
Mana: Little potted bamboo plants sit along the entrance. An old man sits at the counter: "Ah, come for the springs, have you?"
Toth: "Yes sir." He produces 50 lucre.
Theodore: "Yup!"
Aurora nods.
Xsaieta: "You bet. Been looking forward to this!"
Mana: "Ah, good, good. Be fifty each, I think."
Theodore pauses for a second, scrunches up his face, then produces 50 Lucre form a pocket.
Aurora fishes out her 50 lucre… "Umm, is it single genders or shared right now?"
Mana: "Single, of course. Next change is in about -" He looks at a clock - "-Less than half an hour, looks like."
Toth: "Is that- only one gender right now or segregated pools?"
Mana: "Well, we only really have the one spring big enough to open."
Toth: "Ah, of course."
Theodore makes a bit of a face at the mention of a wait, but rest his hands behind his head.
Toth chills out.
Mana: "Well, it is open for men now."
Toth: "Ah- should have asked."
Aurora nods and sits down. "I'll wait, then."
Mana: The old man bows. "I'll bring you some tea."
Xsaieta has this infinitely patient look on his face like, 'it's adorable that these people who aren't from Luna care about this sort of thing', although there're segregated springs in Luna, too. (Some of them are segregated by which constellation you were born under, or what your favourite colour is, but… that's a bit aside from the point.)
Theodore lets out of puff a breath. "(Definitely less convient during the day… 'especially since both of us need it.)"
Aurora: "Thank you."
Toth nods to Aurora and heads through the curtain, into the back area? A changing room? "
Mana: Yes, a changing room. Quiet, white-wood decor, past a blue curtain.
Mana: (At least one of them is segregated by "whether you are a citizen or a human" . But Xsaieta probably doesn't like to visit that one.)
Theodore gives a lazy wave to Aurora before following Toth in. "Ahah. Well, a place to put your stuff is an upside at least."
Toth undresses to naked in the changing room, packs it away, and… grabs a small towel to hide the hexgonical pattern that lingers on his leg.
Mana: It's only polite!
Theodore glances over in Toth's direction as he unchanges. "What's wrong with your leg, anyway?"
Toth: "It's what happens when you tangle with the Services."
Toth: "That is pretty much what a person looks like when they're drained, except all over. And withered."
Theodore: "Hmm. Must be a bear thing, I just got burned."
Toth: "The lower Services are more tailored to draining and wrapping."
Toth: "Nara just wants us dead."
Toth: "Also, just being near one of their wintery gates can afflict you, so…"
Theodore: "Good thing to keep in mind!:
Toth: "Really, I'm curious if the hot springs will do anything to cleanse this. Over a night's rest, it withdrew a bit, it'd be nice to know if the hotsprings did anything as well."
Theodore: "That's also a good thing to keep in mind."
Theodore nods, then heads for the water.
Toth heads for the springs as well.
Xsaieta saunters around rather shamelessly- and gives Toth a slightly concerned glance when he mentions the leg. "I certainly hope so. If a hot springs in Gnome can't do the trick I'm not sure what would."
Mana: The cloudy water is warm and refreshing, the deep heat sinking in and soothing you. The springs are fairly quiet today.
Mana: (Aurora gets her tea right about now.)
Theodore: "Well. Hm. Maybe *making* stuff would counter act it."
Toth: "As far as I know, it's basically a sign of being drained of mana. If we could locally apply some, it'd be nice."
Toth: "Like a… patch, I don't know."
Toth: "I doubt casting a spell on it would do anything."
Toth settles into the water, making sure to fully submerge once or twice.
Theodore: "Ah yeah I was thinking more like, with whatever Will used to plug up the hole."
Theodore: "AFs?"
Toth: "That's an idea, yeah."
Xsaieta begins purring helplessly the second he's in the hot spring, leaning back and splaying his arms out. He half-opens one eye to peer at Toth, twitching an ear slightly. He hmmm-purrs in thought.
Xsaieta talks around the purring, and it sounds a little bit silly: "Orrr you could make a place specifically to currre that parrrticular prrroblem…?"
Toth: "A super-Mana spring."
Theodore raises an eyebrow at Xsaieta.
Toth: "Not a bad idea."
Xsaieta: "Worrrld can't possibly have enough hot sprrrings." A looong, happy pause. "…well, maybe it could, but it'd have to trrry rrreeeaaalllly harrrd."
Toth: "Also just, in general, hoping that increased flow can help the healing… ah well…" He forces himself to relax.
[OOC] Mana: HP/MP are full.
Theodore: "Only one way to find out, yeah?"
Toth: "Mm-hmm."
Xsaieta just… seems content to be thinking about hot springs right now, really. Live in the moment.
Aurora settles down to get comfortable, sipping at the tea. It's nice to have a break after all of the franticness the past two days.
Toth relaxes until their time's about up, and then reluctantly pulls himself up out of the water. How's the leg?
Mana: …No better. [Exposure is unchanged.]
Toth: "Ah well… needed the rest anyway. Feeling a lot better." He heads for the changing room and suits back up.
Theodore nods slightly, then pulls himself out and goes to get dress again before stepping back out into the lobby while stretching his arms out behind his head.
Toth: "Xsai," he calls from the changing room.
Toth: "I know it feels great, and maybe some of them wouldn't mind, but it's go time."
Xsaieta: "Ohhh, aaaaallriiiight." But he was actually already dragging himself out.
Mana: The last few filter out. The innkeep nods to Aurora. "You can head in now."
Xsaieta: "It's important to stay on the good side of -any- hot springs proprietor you meet, you know?" Saunter saunter saunter. Drying off takes a little longer. Inextricable consequences of being a Xsaieta.
Aurora nods to the trio once they return, handing the 50 lucre to the innkeep before heading in herself.
Mana: The springs are rather quiet. But warm, and relaxing - the soft scent of the spring-water and the steam rises about you. The rocky pool is smooth on your feet.
Mana: Someone joins Aurora - shedding a brown trenchcoat and a broad hat to unfurl long diaphanous dragon-fly wings, striding into the water. Her eyes are wholly black. (That's… probably Frenzy, of Al-Aldin's entourage. Probably. You didn't see her slip in!)
Aurora lays a towel to the side before sliding into the water, enjoying the soothing heat… and blinks as she sees those wings. "Ah… Hello?"
Mana: She nods. Her voice is deep, serene. "Hello. Space enough for both of us, I think."
Mana: Lithe, muscular. Something a little strange about her, that's certain. Taller than you.
Aurora nods. "Plenty of room, yes."
Mana: "It's good. That there's room, I mean to say."
Mana: She shoots a glance over her shoulder.
Mana: …The atmosphere is a little awkward, but it's hard for a bath here to not be relaxing.
[OOC] Mana: HP and MP are filled.
Aurora takes a deep breath, eyeing those wings of hers. "Do those, ah, work by any chance?"
Mana: "Yes." She says, turning around. "For a few things."
Aurora takes the time to look them over, given the implied offer. "A few things? Such as?
Mana: "Flying. Fighting. You know."
Mana: "…Things."
Aurora: "…Ah, I see."
Mana: "Yeah."
Mana: She washes herself off, letting the moment hang there.
Aurora gets out after a few more minutes of relaxing if awkward silence, drying off before wrapping the towel about herself. "…Well, it was nice to see you."
Mana: "Yes. I might see you again."
Mana: She nods, closes her eyes. She'll be relaxing in there longer.
Aurora nods back into the change room and getting back into her clothes and armour. Shouldn't let the boys wait too long for her, after all.
Toth sips on tea, a nearby deer-scarer goes *donk*
Aurora exits the changing area, nodding to the innkeep. "Thanks for waiting."
Toth: "It wasn't a problem. Feeling better?"
Aurora: "Mm, yes."
Xsaieta is lounging on… something or other, sipping tea, looking -almost- as blissed-out still as he looked in the hot spring. His nose twitches, abruptly, then, and an ear perks up.
Theodore: "Thanks for not being slow." Theodore smiles.
Theodore then tilts his head towards Xsaieta's sudden movements.
Xsaieta closes his eyes, puts down the cup of tea and sniffs the air in Aurora's general direction before opening his eyes again and sipping his tea, mysteriously.
Theodore: "Dude I'm pretty sure the water smells the same on her as it does on us."
Aurora giggles as she looks over at Xsai, giving a nod to Theodore. "You're welcome."
Xsaieta shakes his head and makes a quiet little 'nuh-uh' to Theodore, but stubbornly refuses to elucidate.
Theodore squints at Xsaieta for a moment, then at Aurora, before squints back at Xsaieta.
Aurora raises an eyebrow at that, but doesn't comment. "Off to the mana lock, then?"
Toth looks at the three of them, stoic-faced. Sips tea.
Toth: "Of course. From here, though, someone else will need to lead."
Xsaieta looks at Theodore and shrugs innocently. "Ask -her- what happened in the hot springs. I wasn't there and it's not my business."
Theodore stops squiting, tilts his head to the side as he stands up and moving towrds Aurora and/or the exit. "Totally. Also what's he talking about?"
Aurora: "I'm… not sure."
Theodore leans in just a little and sniffs lightly, trying to pick up whatever Xsaieta did, but it's entirely possibly he just doesn't have the nose for it. He shrugs slightly as he rights himself and resumes walking normally.
Mana: Gnome District. Some panes of glass are being carried, in little two man teams, up the spring road towards the library.
Aurora: "The only thing that happened was an awkward conversation with… Frenzy, I think her name was?"
Theodore: "Who?"
Toth: "Hm?"
Xsaieta: "Oooooohhhh."
Xsaieta: "Oh my." And he swishes his tail back and forth a little bit, in a 'another mystery solved!' sort of way.
Toth: "Oh…"
Toth looks to Xsieta, and nods once.
Theodore: "Huh?"
Aurora: "Oh, the winged friend of Al-Aldin… apparently they do work, too."
Theodore: "Aha. Cool."
Theodore: "- Ah dang, you shoulda told her we wanted to ask him something."
Aurora: "…Oh whoops, we did?"
Toth: "Whether or not he's the goblin king, yeah."
Toth: "Or if he knows anything we can do to kill goblins."
Theodore: "Well, kinda sorta. I think we were figuring that if the goblins come about because the spirits are pissed off at somethin' we could at leats aks him what the deal was."
Xsaieta: "Yup."
Xsaieta: "I mean, I'm sure we'll run into him sooner or later anyways?"
Toth: "Of course, yeah."
Theodore: "Well yeah, definitely not worth doubling back for right now, but I mean."
Aurora: "Ah, right… I definitely was not about to ask her if she knew he's a goblin king or not."
Xsaieta: "I got an inkling of what's goin' on but. It's only a really vague idea and just asking Al Aldin a few things would… kind of short-circuit a lot of possibly dumb stuff."
Xsaieta: "Yeaaah, I got a feeling she wanted you to ask her something else anyway, it's cool."
Theodore glance between Aurora and Xsaieta again.
Xsaieta taps his nose.
Toth sips his tea -again-.
Aurora blinks, stares blankly at Xsai. "…She did?"
Xsaieta: "Yup."
Theodore: "Man that nose just isn't on an even playing field."
Xsaieta: "You know it, bro." He grins at Theodore.
Aurora: "Like what?"
Theodore throws an arm around Xsaieta's neck loosely, thne hops into the air slightly as he tighens it into a head lock. "Mess his hair up until he spills, Aurora!"
Xsaieta yelps and wriggles around, but, like, not like he really means it? "H- hey!"
Aurora: "Umm… Go ahead and do it for me? I don't want to ruin or snag his hair with these gauntlets…"
Theodore stares at her for a few seconds. "That's the point!" But puts his other fist on Xsaieta's head and begins to nooogie.
Xsaieta twitches his ears, about to open his mouth and compliment Aurora on her thoughtfulness, but instead he just starts purring helplessly again! It's not fair!
Aurora: "…I don't think he dislikes that."
Theodore: "You catch more flies with honey that smells like vinegar."
Xsaieta: "-w -what's that even supposed to mean? You can't have honey that smells like vinegarrr!"
Theodore: "Maybe YOU can't!"
Xsaieta: "…"
Xsaieta: "…!"
Xsaieta: "Theodorrrre, you'rrre a genius!"
Theodore: "Well, yeah."
Aurora: "I think I'd rather have honey that smelled like honey still."
Xsaieta: "Prrrobably, but it could come in handy…?"
Xsaieta: "I'm not surrre what forrr, though…"
Theodore eventually lets go so they can resume walking liek somethign approaching normal people.
It -is- a lot easier to walk like normal people when you're not in a headlock, yes.
Mana: Something important to do. Heading for… the Dreaming City, was it?
Toth: "Right…"
Toth finishes his tea and joins them.
Xsaieta half-turns towards Mr. Toth, still half expecting him to somehow still be taking a sip from a teacup.
Xsaieta was right!
Theodore: "(…Although he totally didn't say what.)"
Toth nods knowing to Xsaieta.
Toth: "Better now?"
Mana: Out through gnome district - passing the ceremonies of the red-dust cult, some fortunetellers, more street vendors - out the gate, up along the causeway, to the Dreaming City.
Theodore: "Hmm and then it was like… up the stairs, on the way out I think."
Mana: Yes: By winding staircase, past statues of Salamander (strangely, in female aspect) to a huge stone door, flanked by grey crystal orbs standing on stone pedestals.
Aurora nods. "We passed it on the way to the funeral."
[OOC] Toth: Nothin' strange about it
Xsaieta: "Oh yeah, here."
Toth: "Any orb in particular you want me to blast?"
Theodore glances at Toth, then kneels down in front of the orbs in turn, poking them both while getting a closer look.
Mana: They sure are crystal orbs - cloudy, grey, softly shimmering.
Theodore pauses for a second, then rolls backwards. "Right, Analyze is how you check that. Eh, just one after the other."
Toth: "Alright."
Toth whips across his bow and draws the string, sans arrow. A firey bolt takes the place where an arrow would be, and he fires at the orb(s)!
Mana: The bolt of fire melts into one orb, letting it glow a brilliant crimson. And then into the other.
Mana: There's a distant, rumbling noise, like the cry of something stirring in its sleep.
Theodore: "Yeah!"
Aurora: "…Huh, it actually worked?"
Toth packs the bow away.
Mana: One half of the door lights up. Then the other. And it slides apart.
Xsaieta looks wary! Fur on end! Hackles raised! Tail swishing!
Toth: "Excellent."
Mana: A wall of heat strikes you - there's bright orange light inside.
Theodore: "You guys have never seen magic locks before?"
Theodore dances in place a bit, before moving forward and peeking inside.
Toth: "Not me." He braces himself against the wall of heat and slightly shades his eyes to look into the…
[OOC] Mana: Flame Palace].
Aurora: "Umm, no."
Theodore: "Huh. Well, good thing I showed up then!"
Mana: You can see the spots where all the paintings have been torn away - there's a pile of twisted metal in the open foyer, with iron fingers on iron hands, jutting out here and there, gripping empty glasses.
Mana: The stone is red and orange.
Mana: The braziers are still flickering.
Mana: It's hot.
Mana: There's a passageway to one side, but the focus of the architecture leads deeper, forward.
Theodore: "- I get the impression it's not *supposed* to look like this."
Aurora: "I'm guessing looters in the past. Which isn't good. But might explain why the spirits left… or was done after they had?"
Toth: "Sheesh… glad I didn't leap at the armor."
Theodore: "Maybe."
Xsaieta peers in, quirking an ear up. "-goodness."
Theodore glances down at the bracelet on his arm, frowns.
Aurora: "I'm glad there's padding insulting myself from mine, yes."
Toth doesn't comment on that and pushes forward, on the focus of the architecture.
[OOC] Mana: The Staging Room]. Open metal cuffs line both walls of this long hallway. Flames dance in a long gutter that bisects the hall.
Theodore gives a glances back at Aurora, is about the ask about the gauntlets and tiatra, then shakes his head and trails behind Toth.
Mana: There's a puff in the flames. Something leaps from them! Again, again, again, and again, barring the path.
Mana: Shrouds of flame, floating in the air, with a single golden eye shining in the middle.
Xsaieta: "…huh." He pads in, sniffing the air and wrinkling up his face a little- peering curiously at the eye in the flames. "-we're not looters, I promise!"
Theodore cringes slightly, takes a few steps back to hide behind Aurora.
Xsaieta: "Just… curious!"
Toth: "Oh boy."
Aurora: "…It's too much to ask for that to be friendly, isn't it?'
Mana: It is!
Mana: Battle order: Theodore [F]:0 Heat Spark A [F]:0 Heat Spark C [F]:0 Heat Spark E [B]:0 Toth [B]:1 Heat Spark B [F]:1 Xsaieta [F]:3 Aurora [F]:3 Heat Spark D [B]:4
Mana: Status for Heat Spark A [F] : [==========]
Mana: Status for Heat Spark B [F] : [==========]
Mana: Status for Heat Spark C [F] : [==========]
Mana: Status for Heat Spark D [B] : [==========]
Mana: Status for Heat Spark E [B] : [==========]
Mana: Theodore!
Theodore sighs, then swings his staff at Spark B! [42D]
Theodore rolled 1d100 and got 38 ( Total: 38 ) for 80
Theodore rolled d10+64 and got 4 ( Total: 68.0 )
Mana: It spins at the strike, bouncing off the wall. [68]!
Xsaieta: "Dangit."
Mana: Heat Spark A opens a maw and chomps onto Theodore!
Mana rolled 1d100 and got 60 ( Total: 60 ) for 80-Evasion
Mana rolled d8+30 and got 7 ( Total: 37.0 )
Mana: Biting for 37 physical damage!
Theodore scrunches his his face tight… then relaxes a little. "Oh, that wasn't so bad."
Mana: Heat Spark C begins glowing. [Cluster Flame in CT15!] Heat Spark E begins swirling [!!Watch Out!! - Firestorm in CT30!]
Mana: Battle order: Toth [B]:0 Heat Spark B [F]:0 Xsaieta [F]:2 Aurora [F]:2 Heat Spark D [B]:3 Heat Spark C [F]:14 Heat Spark E [B]:29 Heat Spark A [F]:31 Theodore [F]:41
Mana: Status for Heat Spark A [F] : [======= ]
Mana: Status for Heat Spark B [F] : [==========]
Mana: Status for Heat Spark C [F] : [==========]
Mana: Status for Heat Spark D [B] : [==========]
Mana: Status for Heat Spark E [B] : [==========]
Mana: Mr. Toth!
Theodore pauses, runs a hand through his hair, then makes the saddest face in Aurora's direction.
Toth draws his bow, and a great Wisp arrow begins to form in place of an arrow, and it keeps gathering strength… [CT50]
Mana: Heat Spark B glows! [Cluster Flame in CT15!]
Mana: Battle order: Xsaieta [F]:0 Aurora [F]:0 Heat Spark D [B]:1 Heat Spark C [F]:12 Heat Spark B [F]:13 Heat Spark E [B]:27 Heat Spark A [F]:29 Theodore [F]:39 Toth [B]:48
Mana: Status for Heat Spark A [F] : [======= ]
Mana: Status for Heat Spark B [F] : [==========]
Mana: Status for Heat Spark C [F] : [==========]
Mana: Status for Heat Spark D [B] : [==========]
Mana: Status for Heat Spark E [B] : [==========]
Mana: Xsaieta and Aurora!
Xsaieta launches himself at Heat Spark A! [Battle Rain D53]
Xsaieta rolled 1d100 and got 5 ( Total: 5 ) for 5/85 Undine
Mana: It's a critical hit! Hits the weakness!
Aurora points her sword at Spark E, lining it in light! …Though that may be hard to tell. [Corona for (4), 34D, 40/120 reduction]
Xsaieta rolled d12+100,250% and got 2 ( Total: 255.0 )
[OOC] Aurora: Err, (6)
Mana: It collapses into faintly numinous ash! [255!] [+118 MP for who?]
Mana: Oh, and [Kill]!
[OOC] Xsaieta: everyone is tragically still at full MP lol
[OOC] Mana: Except Aurora? :>
[OOC] Xsaieta: unless Corona costs MP?
[OOC] Xsaieta: OH
[OOC] Aurora: Yes it does
[OOC] Toth: corona is too good to not cost MP haha
Xsaieta smoothly spins around and points the kebab'd heat spark at Aurora!
Mana: Blue energy streaks out towards her!
Aurora blinks as she filled back with energy just after she loses some. "…Handy."
[OOC] Aurora: HP: 386/386, MP: 338/338, SoS: 96
Mana: Heat Spark D begins casting [Cluster Flame - CT15]!
Xsaieta: "Hey, I'm a helper!"
Aurora: "Yes, yes you are."
[OOC] Xsaieta: [SHP: 50] HP: 350/350, MP: 350/350, SoS: 87 - Rampage (1)
Theodore: "Mmhm."
Mana: All the sparks swivel their eyes to look at Xsaieta. Are they glowing… a little brighter?
Mana: Flames burst up beneath Xsaieta, Toth, and Aurora! [Cluster Flame Mk II]
Mana rolled 1d12+96*1.25 and got 1 ( Total: 121.0 )
Mana: Striking the three for 121 magical Salamander damage!
[OOC] Aurora: HP: 285/386, MP: 338/338, SoS: 96
[OOC] Toth: HP: 279/350, MP: 362/362, SoS: 87
[OOC] Xsaieta: HP: 279/350, MP: 350/350, SoS: 87 - Rampage (1)
Xsaieta yelps!
Mana: Spark E stops swirling, and a [Firestorm] sweeps over the party!
Mana rolled 1d10+80 and got 1 ( Total: 81.0 )
Mana: Inflicting all of [1] after reduction to most of the party, but 81 magical Salamander damage to Aurora as the Corona constrains it!
[OOC] Aurora: HP: 224/386, MP: 338/338, SoS: 96
Mana: Battle order: Aurora [F]:0 Theodore [F]:5 Heat Spark C [F]:5 Heat Spark B [F]:6 Heat Spark D [B]:9 Toth [B]:14 Xsaieta [F]:19 Heat Spark E [B]:26
Mana: Status for Heat Spark B [F] : [==========]
Mana: Status for Heat Spark C [F] : [==========]
Mana: Status for Heat Spark D [B] : [==========]
Mana: Status for Heat Spark E [B] : [==========] Corona 40(5)
Mana: Aurora!
Xsaieta: "…woah, Aurora. That was really cool!"
Aurora grimaces, [Beckon]ing at Spark D. "And hot for me…" [36D]
Aurora rolled 1d100 and got 100 ( Total: 100 ) for 70
Mana: Spark D shakes its head. Er, its eye and body, really.
Mana: Theodore!
Xsaieta: "Aw, hang in there! These things are just gonna be a flash in the pan, don't worry!"
Toth: "Flash in the pan………………………"
Toth: "I get it."
Mana: Battle order: Theodore [F]:0 Heat Spark C [F]:0 Heat Spark B [F]:1 Heat Spark D [B]:4 Toth [B]:9 Xsaieta [F]:14 Heat Spark E [B]:21 Aurora [F]:31
Xsaieta: "You get it!"
Theodore spins his staff aournd through the air, then slams it into the ground! [CT2] [4/5th Def Mod]
[OOC] Mana: ct20 right
[OOC] Theodore: yes, definitely
Mana: Heat Sparks C and B begin casting [Cluster Flame Mk II], arriving in CT15! Heat Spark D swirls - Incoming Firestorm in [CT30]!
Mana: Mr. Toth!
Mana: Battle order: Toth [B]:0 Xsaieta [F]:5 Heat Spark C [F]:6 Heat Spark B [F]:7 Theodore [F]:11 Heat Spark E [B]:12 Aurora [F]:22 Heat Spark D [B]:25
Mana: Status for Heat Spark B [F] : [==========]
Mana: Status for Heat Spark C [F] : [==========]
Mana: Status for Heat Spark D [B] : [==========]
Mana: Status for Heat Spark E [B] : [==========] Corona 40(5)
Toth aims his bow- its arrow now huge, and pulsing with Wisp energy- and fires the beam at Heat Spark D! [Last Striking of Creation's Orchestra ~ Da Capo Aeternam, 43D]
Mana: The arrow of light lances through it, to all the bombast of the orchestra of mana - it's a hit!
Toth rolled 1d12+300 and got 1 ( Total: 301 )
[OOC] Mana: 301]! It's nothing but ash - that's the [Kill]!
Mana: The remaining Heat Sparks swivel their eyes at Mr. Toth, flames rising a little higher.
Mana: Xsaieta!
Toth shrugs at them. "We could have been associates."
Theodore: "Woah that works *way* better when it's not bumping into a resistance."
Mana: Battle order: Xsaieta [F]:0 Heat Spark C [F]:1 Heat Spark B [F]:2 Theodore [F]:6 Heat Spark E [B]:7 Aurora [F]:17 Toth [B]:38
Mana: Status for Heat Spark B [F] : [==========]
Mana: Status for Heat Spark C [F] : [==========]
Mana: Status for Heat Spark E [B] : [==========] Corona 40(5)
Aurora: "…No kidding."
Xsaieta dances forward with the music, going with the flow- "-no you don't!-" -and the Fallen Star Paintbrush cuts up into Heat Spark B! [Battle Rain D53]
Xsaieta rolled 1d100 and got 76 ( Total: 76 ) for 5/85
Mana: Hits the weakness! Boosted by Rampage!
Xsaieta rolled d12+100,200% and got 9 ( Total: 218.0 )
[OOC] Mana: 218]! It's - barely hanging on!
Mana: Battle order: Heat Spark C [F]:0 Heat Spark B [F]:1 Theodore [F]:5 Heat Spark E [B]:6 Aurora [F]:16 Toth [B]:37 Xsaieta [F]:52
Mana: Status for Heat Spark B [F] : [ ]
Mana: Status for Heat Spark C [F] : [==========]
Mana: Status for Heat Spark E [B] : [==========] Corona 40(5)
Mana: Heat Sparks B and C call up bursts of [Cluster Flame Mk III] beneath Theodore and Mr. Toth!
Mana rolled 1d12*1.5+96*1.5 and got 11 ( Total: 160.5 )
Also rolled 1d12*2+96*2 and got 4 [Total: 200.0 (Low), Avg: 4.00]
Total: 360.5, Avg: 7.50
Mana: Hitting for 160 magical Salamander damage to Mr. Toth, and striking Theodore's weakness for 200 magical damage!
Theodore: "Waugh."
Mana: Battle order: Theodore [F]:0 Heat Spark E [B]:1 Aurora [F]:11 Heat Spark C [F]:22 Heat Spark B [F]:23 Toth [B]:32 Xsaieta [F]:47
Mana: Status for Heat Spark B [F] : [ ]
Mana: Status for Heat Spark C [F] : [==========]
Mana: Status for Heat Spark E [B] : [==========] Corona 40(5)
Mana: Theodore!
Theodore lets out a bretah, spinnign his staff above and sending healing sparkles out towards everyone. Cure Light] [32D]
Theodore rolled d8+80 and got 4 ( Total: 84.0 )
[OOC] Aurora: HP: 308/386, MP: 338/338, SoS: 96
Mana: Heat Spark E begins casting [Cluster Flame mk III] at Aurora!
Mana: Battle order: Aurora [F]:0 Heat Spark E [B]:5 Heat Spark C [F]:11 Heat Spark B [F]:12 Theodore [F]:21 Toth [B]:21 Xsaieta [F]:36
Mana: Status for Heat Spark B [F] : [ ]
Mana: Status for Heat Spark C [F] : [==========]
Mana: Status for Heat Spark E [B] : [==========] Corona 40(5)
Mana: Speaking of Aurora -!
Aurora slashes at B, stepping in front of Theodore! [Shoulder Guard, 44D]
Aurora rolled 1d100 and got 100 ( Total: 100 ) for 90
Aurora …still covers Theodore for 4/5ths defence mod.
[OOC] Aurora: HP: 308/386, MP: 308/338, SoS: 96
Mana: A burst of flame explodes beneath Aurora as Heat Spark E shimmers, pushing her off her attack!
Mana rolled 1d12*1.5+96*1.5 and got 4 ( Total: 150.0 )
[OOC] Xsaieta: watch out for the eruptions :(
[OOC] Mana: Cluster Flame mk III] hits for 150 magical Salamander damage!
[OOC] Aurora: HP: 178/386, MP: 308/338, SoS: 96
Mana: The other two sparks begin swirling - incoming Firestorms!
Theodore: "Have I mentioned how much I like hanging out with you?"
Mana: Battle order: Theodore [F]:0 Toth [B]:0 Heat Spark E [B]:11 Xsaieta [F]:15 Heat Spark C [F]:20 Heat Spark B [F]:21 Aurora [F]:23
Mana: Status for Heat Spark B [F] : [ ]
Mana: Status for Heat Spark C [F] : [==========]
Mana: Status for Heat Spark E [B] : [==========] Corona 40(5)
Mana: Theodore! Mr. Toth!
Theodore lets out a breath, sliding around Aurora to smash his staff down on Spark B, before hoping back to slightly behind her. [42D]
Theodore rolled 1d100 and got 87 ( Total: 87 ) for 80
Mana: It splits in half, evading!
Mana: Mr. Toth!
Toth aims and fires at Heat Spark B! [Attack, 53D]
Toth rolled 1d100 and got 49 ( Total: 49 ) for 80
Mana: It's a hit!
Toth rolled 1d12+100 and got 6 ( Total: 106 )
Mana: The arrow pins it to the wall, leaving it to fade to ash. [106]! [Kill]!
Mana: The other flames shine a little higher…
Mana: Heat Spark E begins casting [Cluster Flame mk IV] on Aurora!
Mana: Battle order: Xsaieta [F]:0 Heat Spark C [F]:5 Aurora [F]:8 Heat Spark E [B]:11 Theodore [F]:27 Toth [B]:38
Mana: Status for Heat Spark C [F] : [==========]
Mana: Status for Heat Spark E [B] : [==========] Corona 40(4)
Mana: Xsaieta!
Xsaieta growls vaguely and takes a running leap at Spark C and bats it up into the air! [Battle Rain D53]
Xsaieta rolled 1d100 and got 72 ( Total: 72 ) for 5/85
Xsaieta rolled d12+100,150% and got 9 ( Total: 163.5 )
Mana: Hits the weakness! It lands as the phantom water courses away from it - [163]!
Mana: Heat Spark C finishes calling down a [Firestorm]!
Mana rolled 1d10+80 and got 5 ( Total: 85.0 )
Mana: Hitting the field for 85 magical Sala damage - 127 to weaknesses!
Mana: Battle order: Aurora [F]:0 Heat Spark E [B]:3 Theodore [F]:19 Toth [B]:30 Heat Spark C [F]:30 Xsaieta [F]:45
Mana: Status for Heat Spark C [F] : [=== ]
Mana: Status for Heat Spark E [B] : [==========] Corona 40(4)
Mana: Aurora!
[OOC] Aurora: HP: 113/386, MP: 308/338, SoS: 96
Aurora …decides the best course of action here is to turtle up. [Steelguard, 44D]
[OOC] Xsaieta: turtles all the way down!
Mana: Flame explodes up around Aurora - it's [Cluster Flame mk IV!]
Mana rolled 1d12*1.75+96*1.75 and got 8 ( Total: 182.0 )
Mana: Searing her for a whopping 182 magical Salamander damage!
[OOC] Aurora: HP: 16/386, MP: 308/338, SoS: 96
Aurora staggers to one knee, she barely survived that.
Theodore: "Nnngh."
Xsaieta: "!"
Mana: Battle order: Theodore [F]:0 Toth [B]:11 Heat Spark C [F]:11 Heat Spark E [B]:11 Aurora [F]:25 Xsaieta [F]:26
Mana: Status for Heat Spark C [F] : [=== ]
Mana: Status for Heat Spark E [B] : [==========] Corona 40(3)
Mana: Theodore!
Theodore lets out a breath, then slaams his staff into the ground. "Gemme a sec." [CT15]
Mana: Mr. Toth!
Toth fires an arrow at Heat Spark C! [Attack, 53D]
Toth rolled 1d100 and got 30 ( Total: 30 )
Mana: It's a hit!
Toth rolled 1d12+100 and got 2 ( Total: 102 )
[OOC] Mana: 102]! It collapses into ash!
Mana: Back row's exposed!
Mana: Heat Spark E rushes up to Aurora and bites her! [Out of MP]
Mana rolled 1d100 and got 15 ( Total: 15 ) for 80-Evasion
Mana rolled d8+30 and got 4 ( Total: 34.0 )
Mana: For 34 physical damage!
[OOC] Aurora: HP: 8/386, MP: 308/338, SoS: 96
[OOC] Aurora: HP: 11/386, MP: 308/338, SoS: 96
[OOC] Aurora: …Right, Steelguard gets better with more hits
Mana: Battle order: Theodore [F]:0 Aurora [F]:10 Xsaieta [F]:11 Heat Spark E [B]:28 Toth [B]:49
Mana: Status for Heat Spark E [B] : [==========] Corona 40(2)
Mana: Theodore!
Theodore lets out a breath, then gestures to Aurora, healing intense healing energy engulfing her briefly. "…On the bright side this works *way* better when you're really banged up, haha…" [Pinch Heal] [27D]
Theodore rolled d12+160 and got 7 ( Total: 167 )
Mana: Light restores health! Aurora, now!
[OOC] Aurora: HP: 178/386, MP: 308/338, SoS: 96
Aurora lets out a relieved breath before slashing at it! [Attack, 44D]
Aurora rolled 1d100 and got 30 ( Total: 30 ) for 90
Aurora rolled 1d10+80 and got 9 ( Total: 89.0 )
Mana: Slash - it's a hit!
[OOC] Mana: 89]!
Mana: Xsaieta, now!
Aurora: "…Thanks. Though no offence, I'd rather not be in a position where it is more effective again…"
Xsaieta rushes towards it as it recovers from Aurora's attack! [Battle Rain D53]
Xsaieta rolled 1d100 and got 68 ( Total: 68 ) for 5/85
Mana: Hits the weakness!
Xsaieta rolled d12+100,150% and got 6 ( Total: 159.0 )
Mana: A curtain of phantom water follows the slice - [159]!
[OOC] Mana: +13 MP to who?
Theodore smiles slightly. "Well, can't be help that things are naturally drawn to ya."
Xsaieta skewers it and turns, shaking water off the blade in Mr. Toth's direction! "-sorry it isn't much, I guess we really wore them out..?"
Aurora: "It must be the armour."
Toth: "Every little bit helps."
[OOC] Toth: [SHP: 50] HP: 117/350, MP: 195/362, SoS: 87
[OOC] Mana: Got 562 EXP. Got 112 Lucre. Got 10 AP!
Theodore: "Phew."
Mana: The path ahead is open.
[OOC] Xsaieta: [SHP: 50] HP: 265/350, MP: 350/350, SoS: 87 - Rampage (0)
Xsaieta: "Phew is right. Is everyone okay?"
Toth: "I'm a big banged up under here."
Aurora: "…Kind of?"
Theodore: "I… ish, but I think I'm not goin' in swinging my staff at the start of the next brawl, haha. Hope there's not too many more of those."
Toth: "Keep going, since we're here?"
Aurora: "We can always make a strategic withdrawl if it gets too, umm, heated."
Theodore: "Man, you know it."
Toth: "Alright. Keep your wits about you." He keeps his bow out, an arrow nocked, and continues forward.
Xsaieta glances at Theodore. He's the guy with the healing sparkles, if he's cool, Xsai's cool. Metaphorically, of course, this being as it is Salamander's place… "Okay." He sheathes the sword, and pads onward.
Mana: To the left: A shattered statue. To the right: Past a bed of spikes that fills a short hallway, a treasure chest.
Mana: Another archway just ahead.
Mana: A strange feeling of peace rests over this quiet room.
Toth: "Y'know I think we should go back and explore that other non-forward hallway. It's bugging me now, though I guess we can do it on the way out."
Mana: A fire flickers in a pit beneath a grill in the center of the circular chamber.
Theodore squints across the spikes, then gives Xsaieta a sidelong glance.
Mana: Sharp, pointy, metal spikes!
Xsaieta: "I think…"
Theodore: "Well, assuming there's something big and bad lurking around it's probably straight ahead…duno if that changes your impulse any."
Xsaieta: "…that's a sucker's treasure chest. Like, you somehow make it across, and then there's nothing in it. Although I bet if Cruz were here he could figure out a way across or climb the walls because he's secretly a spider or something."
Xsaieta: "We should bring him back here sometime!"
Toth: "It kind of changes my impulse to burning curiosity."
Toth: "And I mean hey, there may be another chest. Or more fires."
Xsaieta: "'burning' curiosity."
Xsaieta: "I get it!"
Toth: "You get it!"
Theodore: "I'm good either way, although callin' dibs on not walking across spikes."
Aurora: "…I'll pass on that, too."
Toth: "I can try to 'toss' the chest over to us."
Toth: "Might… be a rough landing, but still."
Mana: Magic Lore 50, Toth?
Toth rolled 1d100 and got 53 ( Total: 53 )
Mana: A violet sphere wraps about the chest and flings it into the air, sending it crashing down in splinters about halfway across the bed of spikes.
Mana: Inside was a Cup of Wishes! Which is now upside-down balanced on one of the spikes.
Theodore: "Woah."
Theodore: "Okay."
Theodore: "We know where a cup of wishes is, if we need it on the way out."
Toth: "…"
Theodore nods firmly.
Toth: "Yeah I'm going to go back and check that other hallway right quick. Follow me a bit."
Xsaieta: "I will -totally- fish that sucker out on the way out, yeah."
Toth: "I know it's annoying but I'm curious if there's another chest."
Xsaieta: "And, yeah, I've got your back, Mr. Toth!" All exuberant and ears-perked. Despite the heat!
Aurora: "…Huh. Yeah, we should check the sidepath, first."
Toth heads back and flaps his suit to try and fan himself off.
Theodore follows after Toth, sticking a little closer to Aurora than usual. "Fine by me."
Mana: The sidepath leads, down a spiral stairway, to the [Sea of Flames] room - a crystal orb on a pedestal overlooks a huge pool of magma, with a metal chest on an altar of iron resting on the far side of it, half-immersed.
Mana: A rust-colored gorilla with a flat, stony face sits next to it, legs folded underneath itself, looking pensive.
Mana: Next to the orb, that is.
Theodore: "Hey, is that a salamander lock too?"
Aurora: "…Somehow I get the feeling it probably isn't."
Aurora: "Though it might be Undine?"
Theodore shouts out, towards the gorilla.
Mana: The gorilla turns and beats its chest. Two flame sparks appear by its side, from the pool of flame!
Theodore: "Man that TOTALLY isn't an answer. So rude!"
Theodore: "And I duno, maybe Aurora. They usually make some kind of sense though."
Xsaieta: "Water, to quench the flames? Could be, I guess."
Mana: It charges Theodore!
Mana: The gorilla, I mean.
Mana: Battle order: Xsaieta [F]:0 Theodore [F]:2 Toth [B]:4 Heat Spark B [F]:4 Heat Spark A [F]:5 Goliath [F]:6 Aurora [F]:7 Heat Spark E [B]:7
Mana: Status for Heat Spark A [F] : [==========]
Mana: Status for Heat Spark B [F] : [==========]
Mana: Status for Goliath [F] : [==========]
Aurora: "Which you could provide…."
Mana: Xsaieta!
Theodore pauses, takes a halfstep back behind Aurora again.
Toth: "Get ready!"
Aurora steps rudely in front of Theodore.
Xsaieta: "-oh dear!"
Xsaieta bats one of the Heat Sparks up into the air! [Battle Rain D53]
Xsaieta rolled 1d100 and got 48 ( Total: 48 ) for 5/85
Mana: Hits the weakness!
Xsaieta rolled d12+100,150% and got 7 ( Total: 160.5 )
[OOC] Mana: 160]! It spits out a mouthful of ash as it lands back where it was hovering.
Mana: Theodore!
Theodore smiles a little as he spins his staff around, then slams the butt into the ground as his sleeve begins to glow. [CT20] [4/5th Def Mod]
Mana: Mr. Toth!
Toth fires an arrow at the heat spark that Xsaieta hit! [Attack, 53D]
Toth rolled 1d100 and got 79 ( Total: 79 ) for 80
Mana: Hits!
Toth rolled 1d12+100 and got 12 ( Total: 112 )
Mana: A pile of ash hits the floor - [112] and the [Kill]!
Mana: Did you hit A or B, by the way, Xsai?
[OOC] Xsaieta: uhhh let's say B
Mana: Heat Spark A begins casting [Firestorm - CT30]!
Mana: the Goliath runs up to Aurora and delivers her a mighty punch! [Sneak Attack]
Mana rolled 1d100 and got 61 ( Total: 61 ) for C80-Evasion
Mana rolled 1d12+120 and got 11 ( Total: 131.0 )
[OOC] Xsaieta: you can do it peter we believe in y- ouch :(
Mana: Whalloping her to the tune of 131 physical damage!
Theodore winces slightly.
[OOC] Aurora: HP: 67/386, MP: 308/338, SoS: 96
Mana: Battle order: Aurora [F]:0 Heat Spark E [B]:0 Theodore [F]:15 Heat Spark A [F]:28 Xsaieta [F]:46 Toth [B]:50 Goliath [F]:55
Mana: Status for Heat Spark A [F] : [==========]
Mana: Status for Goliath [F] : [==========]
Mana: Aurora!
Mana: A lock of hair flicks straight up on the Goliath's brow. Looks like it's ready!
[OOC] Toth: heat spark E ?_?
[OOC] Mana: oh no that doesn't belong
Mana: Battle order: Aurora [F]:0 Theodore [F]:15 Heat Spark A [F]:28 Xsaieta [F]:46 Toth [B]:50 Goliath [F]:55
Mana: Status for Heat Spark A [F] : [==========]
Mana: Status for Goliath [F] : [==========]
Aurora [Beckon]s at the gorilla to keep it focused. [36D]
Aurora rolled 1d100 and got 65 ( Total: 65 ) for 70
Mana: It snorts - Provoke (4), right?
Mana: Theodore, now!
[OOC] Aurora: Yep!
Theodore spins his staff aabove his head, sending healing out to everyone. [Cure Light] [32D]
Theodore rolled d8+80 and got 3 ( Total: 83.0 )
[OOC] Aurora: HP: 150/386, MP: 308/338, SoS: 96
Mana: A storm of fire sweeps over the battlefield!
Mana rolled 1d10+80 and got 6 ( Total: 86.0 )
Mana: Inflicting 86 magical Salamander damage to the field! Hits Theodore's weakness for 129!
[OOC] Xsaieta: HP: 312/350, MP: 350/350, SoS: 87 - Rampage (0)
Mana: Battle order: Aurora [F]:0 Xsaieta [F]:10 Theodore [F]:11 Toth [B]:14 Goliath [F]:19 Heat Spark A [F]:25
Mana: Status for Heat Spark A [F] : [==========]
Mana: Status for Goliath [F] : [==========] Provoke(4)
Mana: Aurora!
[OOC] Aurora: HP: 84/386, MP: 308/338, SoS: 96
Aurora brings her sword in front, guarding. [Steelguard, 44D]
Mana: Xsaieta, now!
Mana: Battle order: Xsaieta [F]:0 Theodore [F]:1 Toth [B]:4 Goliath [F]:9 Heat Spark A [F]:15 Aurora [F]:34
Mana: Status for Heat Spark A [F] : [==========]
Mana: Status for Goliath [F] : [==========] Provoke(4)
Xsaieta rushes up to the remaining Heat Spark and tries to turn it into an ashpile before it can get up to anything else! [Battle Rain D53]
Xsaieta rolled 1d100 and got 89 ( Total: 89 ) for 5/85
Mana: It splits into four to evade, then rejoins!
Mana: Theodore!
Xsaieta: "That's cheating!!!"
Mana: Battle order: Theodore [F]:0 Toth [B]:3 Goliath [F]:8 Heat Spark A [F]:14 Aurora [F]:33 Xsaieta [F]:52
Theodore slams his staff back down into the ground as his sleeve begins to glow. [CT15]
Mana: Mr. Toth!
Toth fires an arrow at the Heat Spark A! [Attack, 53D]
Toth rolled 1d100 and got 28 ( Total: 28 ) for 80
Toth rolled 1d12+100 and got 1 ( Total: 101 )
[OOC] Mana: 101]!
Mana: the Goliath's battle aura explodes! [Slam Together in CT5!]
Mana: It picks up Aurora and Xsaieta - one in each huge hand - and slams them against one another, Aurora's armor ringing like a gong!
Mana rolled 2d100 and got 92, 87 ( Total: 179 ) for 80-Evasion rora xsai
Xsaieta: "Hey mister Heat Spark. If you just bite someone instead of doin' all that fire bullshit, I'll make you a present, okay?"
Mana: But it can't catch them!
Mana: It rears up and delivers a mighty punch to Aurora! [Sneak Attack]
Mana rolled 1d100 and got 20 ( Total: 20 ) for 80-Evasion
Mana rolled 1d12+120 and got 2 ( Total: 122.0 )
Mana: Hitting for 122 physical damage!
[OOC] Aurora: HP: 23/386, MP: 308/338, SoS: 96
Mana: It releases a puff of breath and the forelock of hair droops back down.
Xsaieta does a perfectly-choreographed double-dodge with Aurora and then brings his hand up to high-five her, but winds up darting out of the way as it goes to smack her again!
Mana: the Heat Spark begins casting [Firestorm - CT30]!
Mana: Battle order: Theodore [F]:0 Aurora [F]:18 Heat Spark A [F]:29 Xsaieta [F]:37 Toth [B]:41 Goliath [F]:54
Mana: Status for Heat Spark A [F] : [====== ]
Mana: Status for Goliath [F] : [==========] Provoke(3)
Mana: Theodore!
Theodore gestures towards Aurora, sending engulfing her in healing energy. [Pinch Heal] [27D]
Theodore rolled d12+160 and got 1 ( Total: 161.0 )
Theodore: "I'll uh - do what I can to keep up."
[OOC] Aurora: HP: 184/386, MP: 308/338, SoS: 96
Mana: Aurora, now!
Mana: Battle order: Aurora [F]:0 Theodore [F]:9 Heat Spark A [F]:11 Xsaieta [F]:19 Toth [B]:23 Goliath [F]:36
Theodore: "As long as you keep that thing from burning me down, haha."
Toth: "One more good hit and it'll crumple. Well, a good hit from Xsai."
Aurora hmms, then points her sword at the Goliath, lining it in light. [Corona for (4), 40/120, 34D]
Theodore: "Yeah it's firing on all cylinders before that happens."
[OOC] Aurora: HP: 184/386, MP: 263/338, SoS: 96
[OOC] Aurora: Err, (6)
Mana: Battle order: Theodore [F]:0 Heat Spark A [F]:2 Xsaieta [F]:10 Toth [B]:14 Aurora [F]:25 Goliath [F]:27
Mana: Status for Heat Spark A [F] : [====== ] Corona 40(6)
Mana: Status for Goliath [F] : [==========] Provoke(3)
Mana: Theodore!
Theodore slams the butt of his staff into the ground and begins to glow again! [CT20] [4/5th Def Mod]
Mana: the Heat Spark casts a [Firestorm] through the paling of light that surrounds it!
Mana rolled 1d10+80 and got 2 ( Total: 82.0 )
Mana: Everyone takes 82 magical Salamander damage! Well, Aurora takes that. Everyone else takes [1] [1] [3], I believe.
Mana: Battle order: Xsaieta [F]:0 Toth [B]:4 Theodore [F]:10 Aurora [F]:15 Goliath [F]:17 Heat Spark A [F]:82
Mana: Status for Heat Spark A [F] : [====== ] Corona 40(5)
Mana: Status for Goliath [F] : [==========] Provoke(3)
Mana: Xsaieta!
[OOC] Aurora: HP: 122/386, MP: 263/338, SoS: 96
Xsaieta scoots underneath the last Heat Spark and bats it up into the air with a swoosh of phantom water… [Battle Rain D53]
Xsaieta rolled 1d100 and got 23 ( Total: 23 ) for 5/85
Xsaieta rolled d12+100,150% and got 11 ( Total: 166.5 )
Mana: Hits the weakness!
Mana: It fades into a stream of blue light - Who gets [+28 MP]?
Xsaieta lets it fall on the sword, and then points the light at Theodore!
Mana: Battle order: Toth [B]:0 Theodore [F]:6 Aurora [F]:11 Goliath [F]:13 Xsaieta [F]:49
Mana: Status for Goliath [F] : [==========] Provoke(3)
Mana: Mr. Toth!
Toth firs an arrow at the Goliath! [Attack, 53D]
Toth rolled 1d100 and got 7 ( Total: 7 ) for 80
Mana: Hits!
Toth rolled 1d12+100 and got 1 ( Total: 101 )
[OOC] Mana: 101]! Theodore!
Theodore spins his staff around his head, sending healing energy through the party! [Cure Light] [32D]
Theodore rolled d8+80 and got 4 ( Total: 84.0 )
Mana: Aurora!
Mana: Battle order: Aurora [F]:0 Goliath [F]:2 Theodore [F]:27 Xsaieta [F]:38 Toth [B]:42
Mana: Status for Goliath [F] : [======== ] Provoke(3)
Aurora drops back into a guard position! [Steelguard, 44D]
Mana: the Goliath beats its chest, rearing up - [Firebreath in CT15!]
Mana rolled 1d10+100 and got 5 ( Total: 105.0 )
Mana: It lowers itself, exhaling a sweeping plume of flame across the front row, burning everyone but Mr. Toth for 105 magical Salamander damage!
Mana: Battle order: Theodore [F]:0 Xsaieta [F]:11 Toth [B]:15 Aurora [F]:17 Goliath [F]:31
Mana: Status for Goliath [F] : [======== ] Provoke(2)
Mana: Theodore!
[OOC] Aurora: HP: 71/386, MP: 263/338, SoS: 96
Theodore slams the butt of his staff back into the ground, wishing he bad ac tually said he was moving into the backrow. [CT20]
[OOC] Xsaieta: HP: 245/350, MP: 350/350, SoS: 87 - Rampage (1)
Mana: Xsaieta, now!
Xsaieta performs science by way of rushing up to the Goliath and, in one fluid motion, stabbing up at it! [Battle Rain D53]
Xsaieta rolled 1d100 and got 17 ( Total: 17 ) for 5/85
Mana: Hits the weakness! Boosted by Rampage!
Xsaieta rolled d12+100,200% and got 4 ( Total: 208.0 )
[OOC] Mana: 208]!!
Mana: Mr. Toth!
Toth fires another arrow at the Goliath! [Attack, 53D]
Mana: Battle order: Toth [B]:0 Aurora [F]:2 Theodore [F]:5 Goliath [F]:16 Xsaieta [F]:49
Mana: Status for Goliath [F] : [=== ] Provoke(2)
Toth rolled 1d100 and got 12 ( Total: 12 ) for 80
Toth rolled 1d12+100 and got 4 ( Total: 104 )
Mana: It's a hit! [104]!
Mana: Battle order: Aurora [F]:0 Theodore [F]:3 Goliath [F]:14 Xsaieta [F]:47 Toth [B]:51
Mana: Status for Goliath [F] : [= ] Provoke(2)
Mana: Aurora!
Aurora lets out a breath, then swings at the Goliath! [Attack, 44D]
Aurora rolled 1d100 and got 82 ( Total: 82 ) for 90
Mana: Slice! The hit carves deep.
Aurora rolled 1d10+80 and got 10 ( Total: 90.0 )
[OOC] Mana: 90]!
Mana: it's defeated!
Mana: It explodes into a clatter of bones - and a treasure chest!
Xsaieta: "Nice hit!"
Aurora feels satisfied about that… and sheathes her sword before shaking it open and slamming it into the ground.
Theodore: "Phew!"
[OOC] Mana: Got 450 EXP. Got 90 Lucre. Got 9 AP!
Mana: Inside the chest was… a Chocolate Bar!
Mana: You're left alone in the room - the shimmering lava plays with the light on the ceiling.
Aurora pockets the Chocolate Bar… she may need that shortly, though.
Mana: A crystal orb on a pedestal, a chest half-sunken in the lava on an iron altar on the other side of the sea.
Aurora: "Right… want to try Undine and then Salamander on that?"
Theodore: "Hey, you're still pretty rough up, right Aurora?"
Aurora: "Uhh, yes."
Xsaieta: "So unless anyone has a really big magnet…" He peers at the crystal orb for a moment before focusing his thoughts, swinging his sword up in a gentle motion, stopping it elegantly -right- before the sword would have struck - allowing the phantom water of the blade to touch the orb. It's worth a shot!
Theodore: "Okay. This is almost gunna be the last of my juice but we need it anyway."
Theodore lets out a breath, casting Pinch Heal on Aurora and them himself in turn.
Theodore rolled d12+160 and got 5 ( Total: 165.0 )
Mana: A blue light fades into the crystal. There's a swooshing, shimmering noise as the crystal orb glows blue, and the sea of magma solidifies into cool, steaming rock!
Toth: "Good call."
[OOC] Theodore: HP: 223/362, MP: 10/362, SoS: 90
Mana: Leaving only the top half of the chest exposed.
Mana: You are beginning to think someone did not think this room through.
[OOC] Aurora: HP: 236/386, MP: 263/338, SoS: 96
Aurora: "…No shaking this chest around."
Toth chuckles and flips open the top of the chest.
Theodore: "Close enough!"
Xsaieta: "But that takes all the fun away. Still! That was neat."
Mana: Such treachery! The chest is stuck.
Mana: It seems the rock has stoned up the hinges a little. It's awful.
Xsaieta: "Shoo, shoo."
Toth backs away.
Theodore gives the chest a hard stare.
Theodore: "Okay Xsaieta."
Theodore: "Bring out… the hammer. One of us is smashing the lid off the hinges."
Aurora: "…That's a good idea."
Mana: That IS a good idea. Strength 70?
Xsaieta drew his sword, then looks at Theodore for a second. "…yeah, hammer makes more sense." Sword goes away, hammer comes out, Xsai brandishes the hammer threateningly at the treasure chest.
Xsaieta backs up a step and takes a swing!
Xsaieta rolled 1d100 and got 11 ( Total: 11 )
Mana: SMASH! The metal lid crumples apart, revealing the [Sun Axe - Axe, Pwr 8, Salamander Elemental.]
[OOC] Xsaieta: do I get rampage proc for killing the treasure chest lid
[OOC] Mana: well, not really, but you can feel the same sense of lodestoney satisfaction about it.
[OOC] Xsaieta: :3
Mana: A hatchet, its handle wrapped in red cloth, its gleaming, golden-colored edge elegantly curved.
Aurora: "Huh, that could be nice… just not in here."
Toth: "Nice."
Theodore: "Deeefintiely not in here."
Xsaieta grins wickedly, and puts the hammer away, then leans over the chest. "Ooh, -you're- beautiful."
Theodore glances around the room one more time, before nodding at Toth. "Think that's it for this part, yeah?"
Toth: "Yeah. Keep going?"
Theodore folds his arms over his chest.
Toth: "I know, it was silly to ask."
Theodore: "Yeah I think so. Just… keep in mind I'm about out of go juice."
Toth: "That is kind of why I asked you in particular, yes."
Toth: "Since between you and Aurora you're keeping us alive enough to kill these things."
Aurora: "If barely."
Theodore: "I'd feel like I was wussin' out now if we just left though, haha."
Toth: "Barely's better than being knocked out."
Toth: "We'd have to dunk the person into the hot springs, hold on by their ankles."
Aurora: "Very true… so let's go forth."
Theodore: "I wonder if the guy at the desk would ask questions, ahaha."
Toth: "Anyway- running away to fight another day isn't that… shameful, I guess."
Toth: "Though really our other lead is to go to Salamander which- I doubt will be all that peaceful."
Aurora: "No, it isn't. Even if the innkeep would give us funny looks for dropping in a second time that day."
Theodore: "Oh yeah we can *definitely* run when it goes bottoms up, but I mean, until then…" Theodore grins.
Theodore: "And yeah I'm gettin' lit up in either case, so."
Mana: To the circular room, and the archway forward.
Theodore: "Wish the roseghost wasn't also vulnerable to salamander."
Toth heads through the archway.
Theodore is a little wary of the spewing flames, but advances as well.
Mana: A vast, unusual room: A circular proscenium overlooks a wide, deep abyss - jet-black, with a tinge of red at the base of it -
Theodore: "Huh. Audience chamber?"
Mana: A bridge of stone logs is lashed, ropeway like, all the way over to a huge statue of Salamander on the far end. There's a brazier in her coils, this one unlit.
Mana: At various points along the bridge, there's an archway overhead. The one closest to you is labeled "500" - and then "400" , "300" , "200" , and "100" , and then the altar.
Theodore: "…Hmm…"
Mana: About halfway along the walkway, two huge statues with stone swords impaled through their backs face towards the wall. One each, on either side.
Toth: "Seating assignments, of course."
Aurora: "That's… interesting."
Xsaieta follows along. He'll follow Mr. Toth's lead - in this case, Theo's lead. "If I can get the last hit in on something, I'll send it your way…"
Xsaieta: "…huh."
Toth: "Though we lack tickets…"
Toth: "Maybe we're to be the performers, instead. To light the brazier."
Theodore: "Maybe. I wonder if I could maybe make a case for having been summoned?"
Xsaieta: "If I were a shrine to Salamander and I'd been stuck down here for ever and ever without anybody coming along…"
Xsaieta: "…I guess I think I'd value the company, you know?"
Toth: "What could be the absoulute worst thing that could happen?"
Toth begins to traverse the stone log bridge.
Theodore: "Hmm…"
Theodore: "Reckon they could grab us after we pass buy and aren't lookin' at 'em, then throws us down into the abyss. And it could be an endless abysss, so we'd just keep falling forever instead of hitting somethign and then waking up in bed."
Mana: They're sturdy, rough-cut planks in the bridge. It seems like it's going to hold.
Aurora: "We all die and wake up in our beds?"
Mana: Nothing bad could possibly happen to this bridge.
Toth: "I think after a while though I'd just shoot you guys with magic and have whoever show up tomorrow and jump after us and finish us all off."
Xsaieta: "We die in a blaze of glory and wake up tomorrow morning. Which… would suck given the situation in Salamander and us being the people who are supposed to solve these problems but I guess the others… might… nah who am I fooling."
Toth: "This conversation got morbid pretty quickly."
Theodore: "Well, you asked!"
Toth: "Sure did." He continues.
Mana: You pass archway after archway. Eventually, you reach the altar.
Mana: A pile of dry kindling rests in the base of the brazier, wrapped in Salamander's coils.
Theodore: "Hey, lemme see that axe real quick?"
Xsaieta: "Man, I thought of that back when we visited that artist. I mean, I carry a sword, right? I don't gotta worry about falling and never hitting bottom." He just… says this with -utter- nonchalance, like talking about going out to buy groceries.
Xsaieta fishes the axe out of a pocket (?!) and hands it to Theodore.
Xsaieta looks up. This statue of Salamander also in her female aspect, like the ones outside?
Theodore nods, taking hold of the axe by the middle of the blade. He then holds it over the brazier at an angle, and quickly flicks down to strike the side of it and send a spark into the kindling. It is Salamander aligned, after all.
Mana: She is! So as opposed to a lizard face and a serpentine lizard body, a woman face and a serpentine woman body.
Theodore then tosses the axe nonchalantly back to Xsaieta before putting his hands together and giving a silent prayer.
Mana: And you know, distinct, anatomically unlikely curvature of the scales, right there.
Mana: The sparks catch onto the flame, and it flickers and bursts, and the spirit Salamander rises from it, uncoiling like a plume of luminous smoke. It's difficult to get a good glimpse of what form, exactly, it's taking - all bright light and whatnot.
Mana: It sings a peppy little tune. Something with xylophone in it, it sounds like. (A chatter of teeth?)
Toth: "Hello there!" He squints.
Theodore: "Hey."
Mana: It sings a few more bars. Something in its grip spins.
Mana: It turns over its shoulder.
Aurora: "Umm, hello?"
Xsaieta straightens himself up and gives it his best grin.
Mana: There's a strange shimmer in the air, too bright to be natural.
Mana: Off to the left side.
Mana: The spirit nods seriously back, and shoots a look off to one side.
Xsaieta looks to his left, and then over his shoulder just in case.
Toth: "Getting some advice? We -are- interested in talking."
Theodore follows the Spirit's line of sight.
Mana: A claw of golden wire lances out of the shimmer, clutching for the spirit. It jolts and escapes, flowing past the fangs of the statue.
Xsaieta: "!"
Theodore: "Woah! Hey, leave thta little dude alone!"
Mana: Another claw reaches for the other side of the shimmer, prying it apart, allowing it to force itself through -
Aurora: "…Okay, that looks like trouble. And might explain the spirits going into hiding."
Theodore makes a face, swinging his staff for the claw(s?!)
Toth draws an arrow and aims at the shimmer!
Xsaieta has his sword drawn and pointed at the shimmer in a split second!
Mana: And what steps through is built like a raptor, formed of metal, all skeleton and dangling chimes, with eyes of fire. Four armed, a long jagged tail - it bats Theodore's staff back, laughing in a hollow, buzzing voice.
Mana: "You thought - you thought you could just meet a spirit!" It tilts its head, opening its maw, drawing two swords from its back. It circles around to the bridge.
Theodore stumbles a bit as he recatches his balance, opens his mouth to yell something, pauses, then steps behind Aurora.
Theodore: "Yeah, so what?"
Mana: It punches the archway it's standing beneath, labeled "100" .
Toth: "And why not!"
Xsaieta: "Uh, yeah? We're Pure Hearts, we can do shit like that."
Mana: "Oh ho hooo, little one. Nothing's ever that easy!"
Xsaieta: "We can also cut you in half and sell your scraps to kids in Gnome looking for things to make little kid jewelry out of, if it becomes necessary, so, I mean…"
Theodore: "Yeah well, you're dumb!"
Xsaieta levels his sword, staring at it!
Mana: "Can you?" It twists its head, lowering itself to Xsaieta level, a serrated tongue flicking out.
Mana: "Can you REALLY?"
Xsaieta nods!!!
Aurora: "You had better believe we can."
Mana: It drags its sword against the wall on one side of the room - that's how big it is! - and a shower of sparks flies out, forming a heat spark to one side - it repeats the action, getting the other.
Mana: "Well, maybe. Maybe you can. Or I'm going to eat you!"
Mana: With a free hand, it thumps its chest, making a sound like a gong.
Mana: "They call me Battxelion, the Courage of Flames."
Mana: "Raise your weapons or die in agony!"
Xsaieta opens his mouth, showing his fangs, licking his lips, weapon already raised!
Toth focuses his aim!
Mana: It thumps its chest again, and there's… a ticking noise from somewhere within that gold-wire cage.
Theodore: "I'm pretty sure I can do both, thanks!"
Mana: Battle order: Battxelion [F]:0 Heat Spark A [F]:2 Heat Spark B [F]:2 Xsaieta [F]:4 Toth [B]:5 Aurora [F]:5 Theodore [F]:6 Something's Ticking [MR]:50
Mana: Status for Heat Spark A [F] : [==========]
Mana: Status for Heat Spark B [F] : [==========]
Mana: Status for Battxelion [F] : [====================]
Theodore: "… Wait."
Xsaieta: "They call me Yima Xsaieta! I have a district to save, so let's do this!"
Theodore: "Hold up pretend I didn't say that. Uh."
[OOC] Mana: Oh theo's backrow ofc
Mana: Battxelion raises a sword at a sharp angle, pointing it down at Theodore. [Burn Legend->Head Crusher in CT10!]
Mana: Heat Sparks A and B begin castign [Cluster Flame - CT15!]
Theodore: "Man the is the exact opostie of pretending I didn't say that!!"
Mana: Battle order: Xsaieta [F]:0 Toth [B]:1 Aurora [F]:1 Theodore [B]:2 Battxelion [F]:6 Heat Spark A [F]:13 Heat Spark B [F]:13 Something's Ticking [MR]:46
Mana: Status for Heat Spark A [F] : [==========]
Mana: Status for Heat Spark B [F] : [==========]
Mana: Status for Battxelion [F] : [====================]
Mana: Xsaieta!
Mana: "Hmph, even if you were silent… I'll carve you to bits!"
Xsaieta holds back for now! Sometimes courage is about having the strength to hold back for the right moment! [D15]
Theodore: "Couldn't you start with carving Xsia to bits though? He's got a lucorous tail and everything."
Mana: Battxelion laughs at Xsaieta. "You're like a lamb, quivering before the slaughter!"
Mana: Mr. Toth!
Mana: Battle order: Toth [B]:0 Aurora [F]:0 Theodore [B]:1 Battxelion [F]:5 Heat Spark A [F]:12 Heat Spark B [F]:12 Xsaieta [F]:14 Something's Ticking [MR]:45
Mana: Aurora!
Toth holds his staff horizontally, and Shade mana gathers at the tips… [CT 20]
Mana: Aurora!
Aurora points her sword bravely at Battxelion, lining it in light. [Corona (6), 34D, 40/120]
Xsaieta: "Man, do you even -know- all the bullshit we're up against? We only just found out about you, I don't even have the time to let that shit sink in."
[OOC] Aurora: HP: 236/386, MP: 218/338, SoS: 96
Mana: "Oh, I do, I do, I do. Is it going to bury you, little one?"
Mana: Theodore!
Mana: Battle order: Theodore [B]:0 Battxelion [F]:4 Heat Spark A [F]:11 Heat Spark B [F]:11 Xsaieta [F]:13 Toth [B]:19 Aurora [F]:33 Something's Ticking [MR]:44
Mana: Battxelion flickers its wrought-wire eyes - the fires glowing in its skull narrowing to slits - at the shroud of light around it.
Mana: "Annoying little thing."
Xsaieta: "It can try? I mean, I'll just wake up the next morning and claw my way back on top of the pile, though!"
Mana: It wrenches one of its non-sword arms around its chin in a show of strange, awkward exasperation.
Mana: "You don't even know where you are, do you?"
Theodore scrunches up his face tight, gives an exasperated sigh, then pushes past Xsaieta and Aurora to smash Spark A with his staff. [42D]
Theodore rolled 1d100 and got 38 ( Total: 38 ) for 80/10
Mana: It's a hit!
Theodore rolled d10+64,75% and got 4 ( Total: 51.0 )
Xsaieta: "The [Flame Palace], yeah?"
Toth: "On the stage, putting on a show, obviously."
Mana: "Exactly! In an ancient era, this was a monument: struggle or die!"
Mana: Battxelion rears up and reaches across the battlefield, slamming a flaming sword into Theodore before batting into him with another one. [Burn Legend] [Head Crusher]
Mana rolled 2d100 and got 91, 96 ( Total: 187 ) for 80 evasion apiece
Mana: But he can't land either!
Mana: He pauses. His eyes narrow.
Theodore: "Woooaaaaah aahahaha."
Mana: "…"
Mana: "(Okay… breathe…)"
Theodore: "Told ya to go for the tail, dude."
Mana: "(That's REALLY unlikely…)"
Mana: "(There's no way that's gonna happen again…)"
Mana: "(And you haven't taken a hit, anyway…)"
Mana: Is it… mumbling to itself…?
Toth: "Sorry. But I've seen people miss…"
Toth dramatically raises his staff!
Toth: "A lot less than that!"
Toth: "That was sad!"
Xsaieta roars it out: "Like! I! Said! And you haven't even gotten a taste of my battle rain yet, have you!?"
Mana: Cluster Flames explode out, striking Xsaieta and Mr. Toth!
Mana rolled 1d12+96 and got 3 ( Total: 99.0 )
Mana: For 99 magical Salamander damage apiece!
[OOC] Xsaieta: HP: 196/350, MP: 350/350, SoS: 87 - Rampage (0)
[OOC] Toth: HP: 198/350, MP: 195/362, SoS: 87
Mana: Battle order: Xsaieta [F]:0 Toth [B]:6 Aurora [F]:20 Heat Spark A [F]:25 Heat Spark B [F]:25 Theodore [B]:29 Something's Ticking [MR]:31 Battxelion [F]:40
Mana: Status for Heat Spark A [F] : [======== ]
Mana: Status for Heat Spark B [F] : [==========]
Mana: Status for Battxelion [F] : [====================] Corona 40(5)
Mana: Xsaieta!
Mana: "What, are you gonna give it to me…?"
Mana: "Or are you just gonna keep talking as I rip you to shreds?"
Xsaieta: "I… think I'm gonna make you beg me for it, big guy." [Wait D15]
Mana: Mr. Toth!
Toth grips his staff and swings it up and down as Shade mana envolpes the Sparks and they go flying! [Gravity Slam, 28D]
[OOC] Toth: ignore that I did my staff animation when I have my bow equipped
Mana: Hits, no property!
[OOC] Toth: it wsa a glitch
Toth rolled 1d10+100 and got 1 ( Total: 101 ) for to both
Mana: They're lifted and slammed down into the gr
Mana: …ground!
[OOC] Mana: 101]!
Mana: Battle order: Xsaieta [F]:0 Aurora [F]:5 Heat Spark A [F]:10 Heat Spark B [F]:10 Theodore [B]:14 Something's Ticking [MR]:16 Toth [B]:19 Battxelion [F]:25
Mana: Status for Heat Spark A [F] : [=== ]
Mana: Status for Heat Spark B [F] : [====== ]
Mana: Status for Battxelion [F] : [====================] Corona 40(5)
Mana: Xsaieta!
Xsaieta rushes up and stabs up at Spark B as it comes down, just… being in the right place at the right time! [Battle Rain D53]
Xsaieta rolled 1d100 and got 7 ( Total: 7 ) for 5/85
Mana: Slash! Hits the weakness!
Xsaieta rolled d12+100,150% and got 8 ( Total: 162.0 )
[OOC] Xsaieta: wait!
[OOC] Mana: 162]! It's slain, fading into blue energy - who gets [+88 MP]?
[OOC] Xsaieta: ah nevermind it died anyway
[OOC] Toth: yeah it was gonna die haha
Mana: Heat Spark A rises a little higher!
Xsaieta points at Theodore, dramatically! "Bro! Heads up!"
Theodore: "Whew! OKay, feelin' a little better. Hopefully you cna tag the next before it burns itself out."
Xsaieta grins, baring his fangs, Kaleidoscope robes ruffling dramatically in the waves of heat! [RAMPAGE]
Mana: Battle order: Aurora [F]:0 Heat Spark A [F]:5 Theodore [B]:9 Something's Ticking [MR]:11 Toth [B]:14 Battxelion [F]:20 Xsaieta [F]:48
Mana: Status for Heat Spark A [F] : [=== ]
Mana: Status for Battxelion [F] : [====================] Corona 40(5)
Mana: Aurora!
Aurora takes a swing at the Spark, stepping in front of Xsai! [Shoulder Guard, 44D]
Aurora rolled 1d100 and got 62 ( Total: 62 ) for 90
Mana: Slash! It's a hit!
Aurora rolled 1d10+80 and got 6 ( Total: 86.0 ) for Xsai gets 4/5th defence
[OOC] Mana: 86]! the other spark's defeated!
[OOC] Aurora: HP: 236/386, MP: 248/338, SoS: 96
Theodore: "Hm. Yeah keeping it from blasting is probably worth the mana we'd get back anyways. Good call!"
Mana: Battle order: Theodore [B]:0 Something's Ticking [MR]:2 Toth [B]:5 Battxelion [F]:11 Aurora [F]:35 Xsaieta [F]:39
Mana: Status for Battxelion [F] : [====================] Corona 40(5)
Mana: Theodore!
Xsaieta nods to Aurora! "You get it!"
Theodore considers for a second, then dashes forward to smash his staff into Battxelion! [42D]
Theodore rolled 1d100 and got 46 ( Total: 46 ) for 80/10
Mana: It's a hit!
Theodore rolled d10+64,75% and got 5 ( Total: 51.75 )
[OOC] Mana: 51]! It dents his stomach, just a little - did the watch skip a step? - <51/100>
Mana: The ticking stops.
Toth: "…you rattled him?"
Theodore: "Huh."
Mana: "Ooh! Poor performance, everyone. No prize. On a scale of walk to walk…"
Mana: "…Walk to talk…"
Mana: "…Talk." <51/100>
Toth: "…I get it now."
Mana: His arms go shooting out, embedding themselves in the ceiling, and tremendous jets of flame strike down, searing the party and forcing them forward!
Theodore: "Huh - wh - aaaah! What the heck?!"
Toth: "Must be what the etchings are fore!"
[OOC] Toth: -e
Theodore dances forward a little, shaking his robes off.
Mana: the Corona stops most of it, though! 100 Salamander magical damage to the party! -120, so, 1 to most, 100 to Aurora, and 30 to Theodore.
Mana: Battxelion yields ground, cackling every step of the way, coming to rest under the archway labeled "200" .
Mana: The ticking starts again.
[OOC] Aurora: HP: 156/386, MP: 248/338, SoS: 96
Xsaieta: "…ahahaha, okay. Okay! That's the game we're playing? Okay!"
Mana: Battle order: Toth [B]:0 Battxelion [F]:6 Aurora [F]:30 Xsaieta [F]:34 Theodore [B]:37 Something's Ticking [MR]:47
Mana: Status for Battxelion [F] : [====================] Corona 40(5)
Toth: "Next one, we've got to hit him hard enough so we don't get blasted!"
Mana: Mr. Toth!
Theodore: "I don't think I like this game."
Aurora: "…I think Xsai has that covered."
[OOC] Mana: healthbar's wrong, one sec
Mana: Status for Battxelion [F] : [=================== ] Corona 40(5)
Toth switches to a staff! [23D]
Theodore: "Wait, unless that's like, a total on a timer."
Theodore: "Then that's… probably okay."
Mana: Battxelion slices into Xsaieta, and drags its other sword against the wall - Heat Spark C bursts into the fray!
Mana rolled 1d100 and got 72 ( Total: 72 ) for 80-Evasion
Mana rolled d8+54 and got 4 ( Total: 58.0 )
Mana: Slashing for 58 physical damage!
Xsaieta: "It's okay! We're fine! We've got this, bro!" He twirls his sword overhead, but that doesn't mean he's got any evasion and takes a hit.
Mana: Battle order: Toth [B]:0 Heat Spark C [F]:5 Aurora [F]:7 Xsaieta [F]:11 Theodore [B]:14 Battxelion [F]:22 Something's Ticking [MR]:24
Mana: Status for Heat Spark C [F] : [==========]
Mana: Status for Battxelion [F] : [=================== ] Corona 40(5)
Mana: Mr. Toth!
[OOC] Xsaieta: Does Corona modify that at all
[OOC] Aurora: -40
[OOC] Mana: IT DOES, -40, sorry!
[OOC] Xsaieta: :D
[OOC] Xsaieta: HP: 181/350, MP: 350/350, SoS: 87 - Rampage (1)
Toth starts charging another Gravity Slam! [CT 20]
Mana: Got it!
Mana: Heat Spark C begins casting [Cluster Flame mk III] in CT15!
Mana: Battle order: Aurora [F]:0 Xsaieta [F]:4 Theodore [B]:7 Toth [B]:13 Heat Spark C [F]:13 Battxelion [F]:15 Something's Ticking [MR]:17
Mana: Aurora!
Mana: Status for Heat Spark C [F] : [==========]
Mana: Status for Battxelion [F] : [=================== ] Corona 40(4)
Aurora slashes at this spark, too! [Shoulder Guard, 44D]
Aurora rolled 1d100 and got 52 ( Total: 52 ) for 90
Mana: Hit!
Aurora rolled 1d10+80 and got 3 ( Total: 83.0 ) for Xsai gets 4/5th defence
[OOC] Mana: 83]! Xsaieta!
[OOC] Aurora: HP: 156/386, MP: 218/338, SoS: 96
Mana: Battle order: Xsaieta [F]:0 Theodore [B]:3 Toth [B]:9 Heat Spark C [F]:9 Battxelion [F]:11 Something's Ticking [MR]:13 Aurora [F]:40
Mana: Status for Heat Spark C [F] : [====== ]
Mana: Status for Battxelion [F] : [================== ] Corona 40(4)
Xsaieta sadly passes on the opportunity for the follow-up on Aurora's attack and instead fearlessly rushes towards Battxelion! [Battle Rain D53]
Xsaieta rolled 1d100 and got 45 ( Total: 45 ) for 5/85
Mana: Cleaves into it, sending wires snapping - hits the weakness! Boosted by Rampage, I believe!
Mana: Battxelion clutches at the wound, roaring in pain!
Xsaieta rolled d12+100,200% and got 8 ( Total: 216.0 )
Mana: <216!!/200>
Mana: Battxelion tumbles, hissing, steam escaping from the cut, scampering away to further down the bridge!
Mana: Theodore!
Theodore rocks his head back and forth, lets out a slow breath as he takes in the situation, then darts past Aleithilithos and towards the spark, staff raised in the air. [42D]
Theodore rolled 1d100 and got 31 ( Total: 31 ) for 80/10
Mana: It's a hit!
Theodore rolled d10+64,75% and got 5 ( Total: 51.75 )
[OOC] Xsaieta: lol
[OOC] Toth: lol
[OOC] Mana: 51!] Mr. Toth!
Xsaieta roars in triumph, still keeping his sword leveled at Battxelion, heart pounding!
Mana: "Ahahahahahahahaahahahah!" "AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!"
Mana: "That's how you do it! That's the kind of power you need!"
Shade mana envelops the Heat Spark and Battxelion, and Mr. Toth swings his staff up and down, slamming the two enemies around! [Gravity Slam, 28D]
Toth rolled 1d10+100 and got 9 ( Total: 109 )
[OOC] Mana: 109]! Battxelion crashes down, legs bending awkwardly underneath him. The Heat Spark fades into a murk of violet light - [Kill]!
Theodore: "Honestly what we really need is Cruz to get his bouncy little self back here, or Alex. But I mean, we'll bumble about as bets we can!"
Mana: Battle order: Battxelion [F]:0 Something's Ticking [MR]:2 Toth [B]:26 Aurora [F]:29 Theodore [B]:34 Xsaieta [F]:42
Mana: Status for Battxelion [F] : [============== ] Corona 40(4)
Mana: Battxelion delivers a pair of slashes to Aurora, one hand, then the next!
Mana rolled 2d100 and got 77, 80 ( Total: 157 ) for 80-Evasion
Mana rolled d8+54 and got 4 ( Total: 58.0 )
Mana: Hitting for two hits of 58 physical damage!
[OOC] Aurora: HP: 80/386, MP: 218/338, SoS: 96
Xsaieta: "I'll become as strong as I need to be, Battxelion!!"
Mana: The ticking stops, for a moment, and Battxelion calls down jets of flame down from the ceiling - but he's already yielded enough ground to escape the onslaught with ease!
Mana: He narrows his eyes at Xsaieta. "Strength is power, and power comes at a price -"
Xsaieta runs towards Battxelion, eyes shining like fire opals! "There's no limit to the power of a Pure Heart!"
Mana: "Are you willing to burn yourself at the altar of the world you want?"
Mana: Xsaieta smashes into Battxelion, and he skids back to beneath the next archway - this one labelled "300" .
Mana: Battle order: Toth [B]:0 Aurora [F]:3 Battxelion [F]:3 Theodore [B]:8 Xsaieta [F]:16 Something's Ticking [MR]:26
Mana: Status for Battxelion [F] : [============== ] Corona 40(3)
Mana: Mr. Toth!
Xsaieta: "If that's what it takes!"
Mana: It laughs. "He gets it!"
Toth switches back to his bow! [Change Weapon, 23D]
Mana: "You think I started looking like this? But this… this is what power looks like!"
Mana: Aurora!
Mana: Battle order: Aurora [F]:0 Battxelion [F]:0 Theodore [B]:5 Xsaieta [F]:13 Toth [B]:20 Something's Ticking [MR]:23
Aurora brings her sword defensively in front of her. "And just what are you trying to accomplish here and now, with this power?" [Steelguard, 44D]
Mana: Battxelion raises his two swords up, smashing one then the other down into Aurora. [Head Crusher x2]
Mana rolled 2d100 and got 65, 82 ( Total: 147 ) for 80-Evasion
Mana rolled d8+54 and got 1 ( Total: 55.0 ) for 60 to Headache (3)
Also rolled 1d100 and got 75 [Total: 75 (High), Avg: 75.00]
Total: 130.0, Avg: 38.00
[OOC] Aurora: HP: 59/386, MP: 218/338, SoS: 96
Mana: The blade smashes into Aurora for 55 physical damage!
Mana: Battle order: Theodore [B]:0 Xsaieta [F]:8 Toth [B]:15 Something's Ticking [MR]:18 Battxelion [F]:26 Aurora [F]:39
Mana: Status for Battxelion [F] : [============== ] Corona 40(2)
Mana: Theodore!
Theodore: "Alright, I'm on it now!" Theodore slams the butt of his staff into the bridge hard, and the bracelt under his sleeve begins to glow. [CT15]
Mana: Xsaieta!
Mana: Battle order: Xsaieta [F]:0 Theodore [B]:7 Toth [B]:7 Something's Ticking [MR]:10 Battxelion [F]:18 Aurora [F]:31
Mana: "Accomplish here and now…?"
Mana: "Well, if you can't stop me, I'm going to feast on a spirit!"
Mana: "Then I'll eat you, then…"
Mana: "…Well, I haven't thought ahead that far!"
Xsaieta roars and approaches Battxelion again, stabbing upwards with a water-sheathed blade! [Battle Rain D53]
Xsaieta rolled 1d100 and got 54 ( Total: 54 ) for 5/85
Mana: Slashes into the weakness! It's a hit!
Xsaieta rolled d12+100,150% and got 11 ( Total: 166.5 )
[OOC] Mana: 166]! He roars, chattering, falling to one side for a moment. "That's strength!" [166]!
Mana: <166/300>
Mana: Battle order: Theodore [B]:0 Toth [B]:0 Something's Ticking [MR]:3 Battxelion [F]:11 Aurora [F]:24 Xsaieta [F]:46
Mana: Status for Battxelion [F] : [============ ] Corona 40(2)
Mana: Theodore! Mr. Toth!
Toth fires an arrow at Battxelion! [Attack, 53D]
Toth rolled 1d100 and got 40 ( Total: 40 )
Mana: It's a hit!
Toth rolled 1d12+100 and got 5 ( Total: 105 )
Theodore: "Wait. CRAP. Oh well, hope you can manage on your own Aurora." Theodore gestures towards her, engulfing her in healing energy.
[OOC] Mana: 105]! It catches on something inside him, and a clatter of chimes fall to the bridge and to below.
Theodore rolled d12+160 and got 5 ( Total: 165.0 )
Mana: What's the delay on that?
[OOC] Theodore: 22D
[OOC] Aurora: HP: 224/386, MP: 218/338, SoS: 96
Mana: Battxelion opens his jaw, laughing, tongue flicking this way and that. "Not enough!"
Xsaieta grits his teeth!
Mana: Its arms snake out, calling a plume of bursting flame down from the ceiling!
Mana: The party takes [100] magical Salamander damage - Theodore suffering 150-40 for 110, everyone but Aurora suffering 60.
[OOC] Aurora: HP: 192/386, MP: 218/338, SoS: 96
[OOC] Theodore: HP: 83/362, [TMP: 80] MP: 92/362, SoS: 90
Theodore: "… Oh. Uh."
Theodore: "Goddess I have NEVER BEEN TO HAPPY to have been terribly mislead before! Sheesh,:
[OOC] Theodore: been so^
Mana: Battxelion sidewinds back, sitting underneath the "400" arch, cackling.
Mana: He slices into Aurora twice more!
Mana rolled 2d100 and got 23, 78 ( Total: 101 )
Mana rolled d8+54 and got 1 ( Total: 55.0 )
Mana: Catching her for 55 physical damage twice!
[OOC] Aurora: HP: 178/386, MP: 218/338, SoS: 96
Mana: Battle order: Theodore [B]:0 Aurora [F]:2 Battxelion [F]:18 Xsaieta [F]:24 Toth [B]:31 Something's Ticking [MR]:31
Mana: Status for Battxelion [F] : [============ ] Corona 40(1)
Mana: Theodore!
Xsaieta braces himself completely- then starts laughing really hard. He doesn't say anything to provoke Battxelion into using his Real Ultimate Power Final Attack- that would be dumb - but he's still laughing pretty hard.
Theodore: "WHEEEW okay. Can we actually make 400 though?"
Xsaieta: "Uhhhhh. Only if I got a really lucky hit in. Which, I mean… I'm gonna try for it. Obviously."
Toth: "Uh. It'd take a real concentrated effort."
Theodore: "Like, 50ish, 80ish, 150ish, 100ish… yeah I think we can… if I back up and bit and don't miss…"
Theodore delays! [22D]
Mana: More like for Battxelion [F] : [=========== ] Corona 40(1)
Mana: Battle order: Aurora [F]:0 Battxelion [F]:16 Theodore [B]:20 Xsaieta [F]:22 Toth [B]:29 Something's Ticking [MR]:29
Xsaieta: "Doesn't mean you've gotta if you've got somethin' better to do, but, hey."
Aurora slashes at the large creature, stepping in front of Theodore! [Shoulder Guard, 44D]
Aurora rolled 1d100 and got 49 ( Total: 49 ) for 90
Aurora rolled 1d10+80 and got 1 ( Total: 81.0 )
[OOC] Aurora: HP: 178/386, MP: 188/338, SoS: 96
[OOC] Mana: 81]!
Theodore: "Naw that thing is gunna char me to a crisp if it goes off, so."
Mana: Battxelion roars in pain.
Mana: It looks left, then looks right -
Mana: Its two arms snake out, latching onto the blades embedded in the statues, holding them at awkward cross angles to its extant blades.
Mana: "Ha-HAAAAAA! Yessssss!"
[OOC] Mana: Attack CoSes = 255
Toth: "Did you keep them there just in case…?"
Mana: "Who was I to know I'd wanna come back for them…?"
Mana: It lays a whirlwind of smashing cuts into Aurora! [Head Crusher!!]
Mana rolled d8+54 and got 8 ( Total: 62.0 )
Also rolled 2d100 and got 51, 74 [Total: 125 (High), Avg: 62.50]
Total: 187.0, Avg: 44.33
Mana: Hitting for 62 physical damage twice and giving her a killer Headache (3)!
Mana: Battle order: Theodore [B]:0 Xsaieta [F]:2 Toth [B]:9 Something's Ticking [MR]:9 Aurora [F]:24 Battxelion [F]:27
Mana: Status for Battxelion [F] : [========== ]
Mana: Theodore!
[OOC] Aurora: HP: 94/386, MP: 188/338, SoS: 96
Theodore slips past Aurora again, spinning in tweo circles as he swings his staff into Battxelion. "C'monnnnn dont' screw this up Theo!!!" [42D]
[OOC] Aurora: HP: 94/386, MP: 188/338, SoS: 96 - Headache (3)
Theodore rolled 1d100 and got 34 ( Total: 34 ) for 80/10
81/400: by the way. And hit!
Theodore rolled d10+64,75% and got 2 ( Total: 49.5 )
[OOC] Mana: 49]!
Xsaieta follows up, roaring at the top of his lungs! [Battle Rain D53]
Xsaieta rolled 1d100 and got 40 ( Total: 40 ) for 5/85
Mana: Hits the weakness!
Xsaieta rolled d12+100,175% and got 10 ( Total: 192.5 ) for Weakness, Rawrvage
[OOC] Mana: 192]!!
Mana: <322/400>. Battxelion yowls, a buzzing, wire-snapping noise.
Mana: Battle order: Toth [B]:0 Something's Ticking [MR]:0 Aurora [F]:15 Battxelion [F]:18 Theodore [B]:33 Xsaieta [F]:46
Mana: Status for Battxelion [F] : [======= ]
Mana: Mr. Toth!
Toth fires an arrow…! [Attack, 53D]
Toth rolled 1d100 and got 44 ( Total: 44 ) for 80
Mana: It's a hit!
Toth rolled 1d12+100 and got 1 ( Total: 101 )
Theodore: "WOOOOOOOOOOO!"
Toth: "Eat it!"
Mana: It catches him in the skull, extinguishing one of the lights, and he clutches madly at it - smashing through the archway with the sword he forgot he was holding - and rolling back on his spine! [101!] <423/400>
Mana: And just in time, too - he smashes out with two swords on long spindly arms to burst flame from the ceiling, but the party has plenty of room to escape forward!
Xsaieta: "Hahaha! I'll bet you didn't even know what real strength looked like until you met us, did you, Battxelion!?" There's a wild, dangerous look in his eyes as he rushes forward, slashing with his sword like it's an enormous claw!
Theodore: "Okay we're never hitting 500 on purpose so uh. Yeah back to frantically not getting skewered, Aurora!"
Mana: He takes cover beneath the 500 arch.
Mana: "Are you…?"
Mana: "Alright…" He revs up, drawing a deep breath, flexing his tail.
Mana: (His left eye stays put out, though.)
Mana: "I'll just use the 500 arch… to burn you all to ashes! That's right! No more left!"
Mana: Battle order: Aurora [F]:0 Battxelion [F]:3 Theodore [B]:18 Xsaieta [F]:31 Something's Definitely Ticking [MR]:35 Toth [B]:38
Mana: Status for Battxelion [F] : [====== ]
Mana: Aurora!
Xsaieta: "And we'll just… crawl out of that fire… and climb back up to tear you to shreds! You've got no idea what you're dealing with!"
Aurora …[Steelguards] for her life. [44D]
Aurora rolled 1d100 and got 30 ( Total: 30 )
Mana: Battxelion slashes madly at Xsaieta!
Mana rolled d8+54 and got 8 ( Total: 62.0 )
Mana: Hitting twice for 62 physical damage!
[OOC] Xsaieta: HP: 57/350, MP: 350/350, SoS: 87 - Rampage (0)
Mana: Battle order: Theodore [B]:0 Xsaieta [F]:13 Battxelion [F]:14 Something's Definitely Ticking [MR]:17 Toth [B]:20 Aurora [F]:26
Mana: Status for Battxelion [F] : [====== ]
Mana: Theodore!
Aurora: "…Or he could do that."
Xsaieta takes both the hits and keeps pressing forward! "You can't… stop me… that easily, Battxelion!"
Theodore: "Hm okay *now* I'm screw, but I got one last parting present, I think." Theodore lets out a bretha, then begins casting. [CT15]
Mana: Xsaieta!
[OOC] Theodore: screwed^, obv.
[OOC] Aurora: HP: 94/386, MP: 188/338, SoS: 96 - Headache (2)
Xsaieta glances back at Aurora for a second and stops his forward momentum, turning back to loop around to Aurora and grab that chocolate bar out of her pocket and eat it. It's goddamned life-affirming. [D30]
Mana: Battle order: Battxelion [F]:0 Theodore [B]:1 Something's Definitely Ticking [MR]:3 Toth [B]:6 Aurora [F]:12 Xsaieta [F]:29
[OOC] Xsaieta: HP: 217/350, MP: 350/350, SoS: 87 - Rampage (0)
Mana: Battxelion brings one sword down onto Theodore, and slices into Xsaieta! [Head Smash] [Slash]
Mana rolled d8+54 and got 8 ( Total: 62.0 )
Also rolled 1d100 and got 24 [Total: 24 (Low), Avg: 24.00]
d8+54: 3 [Total: 57.0 (Low), Avg: 3.00]
Total: 143.0, Avg: 11.67
Mana: Dealing 46 physical damage to Theodore - and a vicious headache, (3)! As well as 57 physical damage to Xsaieta.
Xsaieta continues arcing towards Battxelion then, the courage of a chocolate bar warming his fiery spirit!!! He takes a hit, and brushes it off!
Theodore: "Hnnng-!"
Mana: Battle order: Theodore [B]:0 Something's Definitely Ticking [MR]:2 Toth [B]:5 Aurora [F]:11 Xsaieta [F]:28 Battxelion [F]:30
Mana: Theodore!
Theodore rolled 1d100 and got 84 ( Total: 84 ) for 75
Theodore gestures towards Aurora - then falls over clutching his head. "Auuugh!"
Mana: It really hurts! What's the delay?
[OOC] Theodore: 22D] [Not that it matters
Mana: Battxelion brings down an explosion of flame before the final archway, dealing [100] magical Salamander damage to the party! 150 to Theodore!
[OOC] Aurora: HP: 46/386, MP: 188/338, SoS: 96 - Headache (2)
[OOC] Xsaieta: HP: 60/350, MP: 350/350, SoS: 87 - Rampage (0)
Mana: Battle order: Toth [B]:0 Aurora [F]:6 Theodore [B]:17 Xsaieta [F]:23 Battxelion [F]:25
Mana: Mr. Toth!
Mana: Status for Battxelion [F] : [====== ]
[OOC] Toth: HP: 38/350, MP: 45/362, SoS: 87
Theodore doesn't get back up!
[OOC] Theodore: HP: 0/362, [TMP: 110] MP: 92/362, SoS: 90
Mana: "I can tell what you're thinking."
Mana: "…I'm blocking the exit, you know."
Mana: "Salamander, little ones! Ahahahahaha! Struggle or die!"
Xsaieta: "…Batt… xe… lion…!"
Xsaieta: "You're the one… who's going to have to struggle or die!!"
Toth: "Fine…"
Toth: "If I die, or if I wake up in my bed…"
Toth: "Time to find out the truth!"
Mana: He spins his swords in hand. "You know, I never realized it… but this room… is a lot like a sawmill!"
Xsaieta: "We can't run from this fight! Even if the path were clear, we have to fight on!" He drags himself to his full height, stabbing his blade into the stone, coughing blood out of one corner of his mouth.
Toth fires an arrow! [Attack, 53D]
Toth rolled 1d100 and got 8 ( Total: 8 ) for 80
Mana: It's a hit!
Toth rolled 1d12+100 and got 8 ( Total: 108 )
Mana: It reaches all the way out, serrated tongue dancing across the bridgeway, flicking through the drop of - [108]!!
Mana: Battxelion clutchies his head!
Mana: Aurora!
Mana: Battle order: Aurora [F]:0 Theodore [B]:11 Xsaieta [F]:17 Battxelion [F]:19 Toth [B]:47
Mana: Status for Battxelion [F] : [==== ]
Aurora points her sword at Battxelion once more. "I'm not done with you yet! [Corona, 40/120, 34D]
Aurora rolled 1d100 and got 72 ( Total: 72 ) for 75
Mana: A paling wraps around him. "Why… you…!"
[OOC] Aurora: HP: 46/386, MP: 143/338, SoS: 96 - Headache (1)
Mana: Battle order: Xsaieta [F]:0 Battxelion [F]:2 Aurora [F]:17 Toth [B]:30 Theodore [B]:34
Mana: Xsaieta!
Xsaieta: "Don't give up! Don't -ever- give up!" He rushes past Theodore, giving him a pat on the shoulder for good luck or- for something- and up towards Battxelion, painting him with the Fallen Star! [Battle Rain D53]
Xsaieta rolled 1d100 and got 65 ( Total: 65 ) for 5/85
[OOC] Toth: rawverage
Mana: Cleaves in! Boosted by ravage! Hits the weakness!
Xsaieta rolled d12+100,175% and got 11 ( Total: 194.25 )
Mana: Light shines through the cut as wire after wire snaps and frays and corrodes -
Mana: Battle order: Battxelion [F]:0 Aurora [F]:15 Toth [B]:28 Theodore [B]:32 Xsaieta [F]:51
Mana: Status for Battxelion [F] : [-KO-]
Mana: Battxelion collapses into a tremendous shroud of blue light.
[OOC] Mana: Select a target to gain +163 MP.
[OOC] Toth: HP: 38/350, MP: 45/362, SoS: 87
[OOC] Xsaieta: Toth or Theo which of you needs that more »
[OOC] Toth: we are going back to fucking potatos
[OOC] Mana: well Mr. Toth is the only valid target right now
[OOC] Xsaieta: o.
[OOC] Aurora: Sooo going back to the hot springs
[OOC] Toth: to get our fucking power wrists
Xsaieta roars his way right through the monster, snapping wires right and left, and once he's standing in the middle of the fire, glowing at the edges, he points the sword back towards Mr. Toth, and streamers of blue light fly out of the wreck!
Aurora lets out a breath, her sword dropping from her fingers as she drops to her knees. "…By all that is light and holy, we did it…"
[OOC] Mana: Got 937 EXP. Got 187 Lucre. Got 36 AP.
Mana: …Something's shining in the wreckage.
Toth falls to his knees too, letting out a great exhalation of breath. The blue light covers him, and he opens his eyes.
Toth: "We won… so we shouldn't be taking this on our knees!"
Toth: "Not… dignified!" He struggles to stand, and does!
Theodore pushes yhimself up from the ground, shakes his head.
Theodore: "Man that was the best possible time for a power surge, whew."
Toth heads over… to inspect the shiny thing.
Xsaieta stabs the air with the fallen star paintbrush and roars at the top of his lungs!
Theodore: "And it looks like you got it! Man, you guys rock!"
Aurora laughs a little at Theodore's comment, though it's a bit hysterical, grabbing her sword and pulling herself back to her feet. "…I think that's enough, Xsaieta."
Toth: "Let him roar. More than anything, he deserves the victory cry."
Theodore lets out a breath, sending a [Cure Light] through the party.
Theodore rolled d8+80 and got 2 ( Total: 82.0 )
Theodore: "Getting out of the shade in one peice is gunna be tricky… but at least we're all fine for now, yeah?"
Xsaieta grins- panting for breath, looking like he got the ever-loving shit kicked out of him- which is a fact, really- climbing to the top of that pile and planting a crimson flag- he turns back to Aurora and for a second you could swear his eyes are glowing red and gold and white and shining like a cat's- and then he takes a deep, calming breath, and with deliberate grace, sheathes
Xsaieta his blade.
[OOC] Toth: HP: 145/375, MP: 236/390, SoS: 93
[OOC] Toth: [SHP: 50] HP: 145/375, MP: 236/390, SoS: 93
Xsaieta: "…she's right. That's far enough. For now. Someday I might need to go further, and on that day… I know you'll still be there, protecting us." He grins at Aurora, looks almost like he's going to topple over, but then Theodore's back up, and sends out healing light, and he stays on his feet!
Xsaieta: "…I hope Salamander saw that, you know?" He looks at the ground, where Mr. Toth is.
Mana: A gold bracelet, studded with opal chimes lined with iron. There's a slight tug towards it as your hands get near it - it's Lodestone. [the Gift of Grab, lodestone piece. Mop Up / Sucker Punch / Blitz. R: Salamander / Wisp, W: Shade / Dryad / Undine.]
Toth: "In the middle of this temple… yeah, I'm sure they did."
Theodore: "He… she… probably did, yeah? I mean we went and saved her."
Aurora lets out another breath, nodding.
Aurora: "Mr. or Ms. Salamander, are you still there?"
Toth: "Here you go…"
Toth lifts up the bracelet.
Mana: There's a warm, wary, yet serene feeling in the chamber - like you're being shyly watched.
Theodore nods absently to Aurora, then starts headign back up the steps towards the statue and brazier.
Mana: Salamander sits in her statue, watching you.
Theodore offerss a warm smile. "Hey, you feelin' better now?"
Aurora walks a little closer, giving her a polite curtsey. "Sorry that he was bothering you."
Mana: A deep groove like a plucked bass.
Theodore tilt shis hea dot the side, thinking.
Toth: "Yeah… I can only hope we find a way to better communicate. But I think I get the feeling."
Xsaieta bows, elaborately, to the statue and brazier. Even if spirits and Pure Hearts can't yet communicate in words, they can communicate in actions, and he reaches out towards her, briefly- a gesture, a 'welcome back'. "I'm not much of a singer and I left my guzheng in Salamander. Um, the district, that is. But…"
Xsaieta: "…welcome back."
Theodore: "I probably should have paid more attention in music class, ah well." Theodore shakes his head, though he's still smiling. "So. We're here mostly to help. Like, I don't know if you being scared and upset was the reasons for the goblins coming aruond but - we're going to do our best to set right whatever rattled you, or whoever, enough that the goblins spawned on us, yeah?"
Mana: the spirit of brilliantly burning flame bows.
Mana: (It doesn't seem like it understood you, though.)
Toth: "I think that was a bit much to take in."
Theodore glance over at Aurora, Toth and Xsaieta for a moment.
Theodore then looks back to the Salamander, and flashes a big thumbs up while giving a reassuring if incredibly cheesy grin.
Xsaieta: "I think… the tone carried everything important, really. We'll find a way to communicate with the spirits, maybe the Shade guys have an idea of how to do that."
Toth: "Good luck finding it out from them…"
Toth: "Anyway… who's ready for a dip in the hot…"
Toth: "…"
Toth: "…springs."
Mana: And so it was written.

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