Mana P3y1s02

Mana: And so it was written: Pokiehlember 3rd, Year 1, Luna's Day. Morning in the Jinn gardens. A crisp wind, with just a bit of the bite of autumn, rolls in from the east.
Mana: Pigeons fly overhead.
Mana: Ironclads - gigantic, stalwart - stand vigil on either side of the gate.
Toth walks through the gate, holding his bow, and pidgeons are flying away from him in slow motion
Toth: "…we should have asked to see their armory," he asides to Xsaieta.
Xsaieta follows along behind Mr. Toth, tail flicking side to side. "That -would- be a handy thing to know, yes. In case we ever have to, you know…" -and then he makes this rather absurdly cheerful-looking motion with his hands, which is not even remotely indicative of wanton murder. And yet.
Toth nods. "Maybe we'd be able to check out jewelry. Not entirely unlike a library."
Toth: "But for now, let's regroup with the others."
Xsaieta flicks his arm up, showing off the bracelet he's got on, the one they were given at the Salamander temple, and winks before following him on out. "…did they say where we'd be meeting? I wasn't paying attention."
Toth: "Mmm… some random resturant, most likely."
Toth: "Providence will show us the way."
Mana: Well, no, honestly, you have to try three restaurants before the one you find Theodore planted in one, a homey little noodle shop off on one of the side alleyways.
Mana: But hey, there he is! It's one of those diners with the big long cooking surface with an awning overhead, and you can see everything getting stirfried.
Mana: There are some festival dresses pinned up on the far wall to serve as decoration - they're attractive and floral, but still seem a little unusual. And a big painted fan!
Toth gives Theodore a clap on the back.
Theodore leans backwards as the little bell attached to the door goes off, then gives a wave to the two and he finishes slurping a noodle. The bukly braclet seems to be gone, and he's wearing that ridiculously lacy and ornate choker they got from Xerelle the other day.
Toth: "Enjoying brunch?"
Theodore: "It's not bad, yeah!"
Toth: "Good, good. We'll need that energy."
Theodore: "Oh?"
Toth: "Day's just started!"
Xsaieta perches implausibly on the seat next to Theodore! "(Cute necklace!)" It's sort of sotto voce.
Toth: "After herding some kittens, it'll be time to continue our assault on the apocolypses. Apocolypsi?"
Theodore glances over at Toth, then turns his head to Xsaieta, "You had family coming in?"
Xsaieta: "I… did?"
Theodore: "Oh, maybe that's ont what he ment."
Toth chuckles. "The other pure hearts."
Theodore: "Oooh."
Toth: "Aurora, if she's still in Wisp, same with Alexander."
Xsaieta: "Unless you mean, like, the moon kinda family, in which case we're not -that- close these days. It's been a while- oh!"
Theodore: "Yeah, Cruz went to go drop off a package. Duno about the others."
Theodore: "Although we *do* know where Aurora lives."
Toth: "Let's start with the knowns and work our way to the unknowns."
Theodore nods, putting the bowl to his mouth and drinking the broth in one gulp. He then slams it down, sets some lucre on the counter next to it, and spins around in his stool.
As you exit the restaurant, Alexander just happens to be approaching.
Toth: "Oh! Alexander!"
Toth: "Good to see you have not died in the interim."
Theodore: "You missed the Emperor!"
Alexander: "They wouldn't let me in, remember?"
Alexander: "Wait, you actually met him? And it didn't end in disaster?"
Toth: "Yes… despite your lineage, you're now off the hook."
Theodore: "Is that what was going on? He wanted to talk to us all though."
Toth: "He actually wants to meet all of the pure hearts."
Toth: "We've… sort of been deputized."
Xsaieta gives Alexander an appraising, up-and-down look.
Theodore: "It uh."
Alexander: "Relatives don't get let inside the tower except under certain circumstances."
Theodore: "*Did* kind of end in disaster for Ibex though."
Toth: "And you extra, since you don't have to uh… be worried about being killed. By them. Again. I think."
Toth solumnly nods. "It… sure was an execution."
Alexander happens to be wearing his usual outfit, a loose white shirt, sturdy black boots, and matching dark-green pants and jacket. The shoulders have gold-thread epaulettes.
Xsaieta: "…he made it quick, at any rate."
Toth has a suit, black, slacks, black, boutonnier, white.
Alexander: "That's…interesting."
Theodore: "I don't know if interesting is the word I would use for killing someone I just saved and wasn't expecting to die, but." Theodore rocks his head back and forth briefly, then shakes it. "Anyway."
Alexander: "Stop by Aurora's knightly order, and then hit up See the Sea?"
Theodore: "The what?"
Alexander: "The sushi place."
Toth: "Sure…" He pauses. "What's there? The See The Sea, not Aurora's, you see."
Alexander: "I might have a lead on that Prince I need to find in a couple days."
Toth gives a glance back at the noodle shop, then back at the group. "I suppose that kind of food is getting in styl- oh!"
Toth: "Then, by all means."
Theodore: "Right on."
Xsaieta seemed lost in his own thoughts for a few moments, but then perks his ears up. "Oh, that's good!"
Alexander starts heading towards the Solar Fiefdom.
Mana: When you get back onto Ring Street:
Mana: There's a small crowd gathered around a stopped tram.
Mana: The conductor is standing outside of it, watching over it, explaining to a passersby: "Power just cut out all of a sudden, don't know what the…"
Toth glances up and down the tracks.
Mana: Another tram coming the other way, opposite, gets to about the same point along the street and skiiiids to a stop with a shear of sparks.
Mana: …Is there a dead spot on the lines?
Theodore: "Huh!"
Theodore: "I don't remember it doing that yesterday."
Toth runs a hand through his hair. "It'll be a problem before long…"
Xsaieta: "…that's, uh. Odd." He scratches behind an ear. "And if I had to guess, the problem starts with 'goblins' and ends with 'doing goblin things'."
Toth: "You think?"
Mana: The earth shifts underneath your feet. And the spot right between the two trams, the line along the street -
Xsaieta: "Well, I mean…"
Xsaieta: "…it could be the heretofore-unknown eighth apocalypse of Stopped Trams, I suppose."
Mana: It shears apart, fraying a net of spider-webbing thin between it, stretching it taut, the ground and street splitting open, leading down into darkness.
Theodore: "Wha!"
Toth: "!"
Mana: The chaos quiets, and the nearby people rise up from their knees. The front of the tram dips a little bit over the edge of the upheaval, but it otherwise seems to be stable.
Alexander: "…you know, I think Prince Cat can wait."
Toth peers into the darkness.
Alexander: "Let's grab Aurora and investigate."
Toth: "I agree."
Mana: Toth: Dense, glistening silk webs the earth and asphalt together, as if it was there all along, only pulled apart as the seam was shred.
Mana: You don't like the look of the webbing, but that's probably the aqueduct passages below.
Theodore: "Hmmmmm."
Alexander hurries over to the Solar Fiefdom.
Toth: "Where's the penguins when you need 'em…"
Toth: "(Well, they'd only get in our way too, right now.)"
Theodore: "I'm not really sure who'd they'd arrest just yet, yeah!"
Mana: The fiefdom of the knights. Amaterasu is talking to a penguin just outside - "Happened all at once. Split, split, split." "Fire brigades have everything handled?"
Mana: In the distance, the sound of a siren.
Mana: "M…m…more or less!"
Alexander looks around for Aurora.
Theodore gives Amaterasu a wave as they approach. "Guess it's happening all over?"
Mana: She pulls her robe shut, drawing herself up self-consciously. "So it is. Goblins on the Heart again, I imagine."
Mana: "Looking for young Aurora?"
Theodore: "Yup!"
Mana: She gestures around to the back of the building. "I'd try the courtyard. I did see her about earlier."
Mana: "…Unless she's rushing off to fight goblins, you know."
Theodore: "It *was* on the to do list!"
Aurora hurries over to the front room of the Solar Fiefdom, looking just about ready, finishing strapping on her sword belt. "…I might be, at that. What happened?"
Theodore: "Duno! Goblins we think."
Mana: the lady Amaterasu nods to Aurora.
Toth is bringing up the rear. "Good to see you about! Ibex is… successfully removed from Salamander, but we'll catch up on news after current events."
Theodore: "Oh right, we need to tell everyone about that."
Aurora blinks, wondering what they've already gotten up to. "Huh… Tell everyone what?"
Theodore wraps an arm around Aurora's shoulder, guiding her towards the road that split up as he starts to walk again. "We got you an invite to meet with the Emperor!"
Toth: "He wants to meet the pure hearts."
Mana: A set of penguins of varying sizes are discussing what to do about the rift.
Xsaieta isn't sure what he thinks about a system so fragile that it pulls Wisp apart at the slightest provocation like this, really. It doesn't speak much towards the quality of Paradise. He brightens a little when Aurora shows up, and gives her a friendly wave!
Toth: "But for now, into the rift we go."
Mana: After some squabbling, the largest of them - large indeed - walks up to it, lifts his arms up into the air, and topples over, bridging the gap.
Mana: This ends the argument.
Toth gives light applause.
Mana: Some citizens walk up - "Is it…" A penguiny clearing of the throat.
Aurora: "…An invite. Really. Well, that can wait."
Mana: "Get on with it, then."
Mana: With a gentle "oof oof oof" , traffic recommences along Ring Street.
Theodore blinks, then applauds with Toth.
Theodore: "Yeah I guess we made an impression."
Mana: The gap's about two meters across.
Mana: You could probably descend into it with ease.
Theodore: "Hmm."
Theodore shuffles on down through the gap.
Toth: "Let's head on down, then." As he descends, he commends the penguin officer. "Good show!"
Xsaieta glances at Mr. Toth and then clambers down into the gap, saluting the penguin as he does so.
Alexander salutes the penguin as well before heading downwards.
Mana: The aqueducts beneath Wisp…
Mana: …Which means, well, the Shade.
Mana: Strange luminous grasses have sprouted in the cracks between flagstones on either side of the waterway.
Mana: Thick webbing tangles on your arms and your clothes as you descend - there's a faint glow at the far end of the aqueduct.
Theodore: "The heck is this stuff for, anyway?"
Toth: "Spiders… hopefully local."
Theodore: "Aha."
Toth heads toward the glow, like a moth to flame. He readies his bow.
Mana: In the gloom, you bump into a pack of goblins, one of them sniffing annoyedly at a jack-o-lantern-faced purple blossom growing on a nearby vine.
Mana: "I don't know about this one, you know. It seems kind of… spooky." "I know what you- hey! HEY! - HUMANS!"
Toth: "Goblins!"
Theodore: "What's up?"
Mana: "Well!" They heft their axes. "YEAAAAAAARGH!" "YEAARRRRRGH!" "Kill the humans!" "Eat their bones!"
Mana: "B-b-basically that!"
Aurora raises an eyebrow, drawing her sword. "Looks like it's time for the morning warmup."
Toth spins his bow about and nocks an arrow. "Come on, then!"
Theodore turns tot he side, then motions for Xsaieta to come closer.
Xsaieta: "N- no, that's not how it works at all. Have you ever tried to eat bones? It just doesn't work. You boil them!" He ambles over towards Theodore.
Theodore pulls out his marker form yesterday, then writes 'GOBLIN EATER' in block letters n Xsaieta's forehead.
Mana: The goblins, startled, leap up into the air one by one!
Mana: Then -
Mana: (Psst psst psst.)
Mana: (psst psst psst psst.)
Mana: (Squeak squeak squeak squeak squiggle.)
Alexander: "(If they don't hurry up and decide if they're going to attack us or not, I'm just going to shoot one of them.)"
Xsaieta points to his forehead and looks menacing, fangs bared!
Toth: "(We do have those muskets, don't we.)"
Mana: They charge!
Mana: Also, two of those purple flowers light up, leering, flowing along their vines. That's important, too!
Mana: Battle order: Xsaieta [F]:0 Alexander [F]:1 Lampvine A [F]:3 Theodore [B]:4 Goblin A [F]:4 GOBLIN EATER EATER [F]:5 Toth [B]:6 Lampvine B [B]:7 Aurora [F]:9 Goblin B [F]:9
Mana: Status for GOBLIN EATER EATER [F] : [====================]
Mana: Status for Goblin A [F] : [==========]
Mana: Status for Goblin B [F] : [==========]
Mana: Status for Lampvine A [F] : [==========]
Mana: Status for Lampvine B [B] : [==========]
Mana: Xsaieta!
Theodore: "Aha! The old killer plant trick!'
Mana: As for the goblin eater eater, it's, I mean…
Mana: …Well, that's what's written on his helmet in black marker.
Mana: It looks like a normal goblin, though.
Mana: Otherwise.
Xsaieta runs behind the Goblin Eater Eater, then taps him on the shoulder.
Mana: It turns around, snarling threateningly!
Xsaieta takes one hell of a vicious swing at him! [Sucker Punch D50]
Xsaieta rolled 1d100 and got 78 ( Total: 78 ) for 5/85
Mana: POW!
Xsaieta rolled d12+133 and got 2 ( Total: 135 )
Mana: It tumbles back, ass-over-teakettle, dropping its axe. [135]! [Is there delay on that or something? I forget.]
[OOC] Xsaieta: Naw it's just viciouser damage
Mana: Pretty vicious! Alexander!
Alexander takes preventative measures, stretching a line taut in between the two groups. [Ambush Line, 20D]
Mana: Battle order: Alexander [F]:0 Lampvine A [F]:2 Theodore [B]:3 Goblin A [F]:3 GOBLIN EATER EATER [F]:4 Toth [B]:5 Lampvine B [B]:6 Aurora [F]:8 Goblin B [F]:8 Xsaieta [F]:49
Mana: Status for GOBLIN EATER EATER [F] : [======= ]
Mana: Status for Goblin A [F] : [==========]
Mana: Status for Goblin B [F] : [==========]
Mana: Status for Lampvine A [F] : [==========]
Mana: Status for Lampvine B [B] : [==========]
Mana: It's ready!
Mana: The leering, violet bellflower of the Lampvine begins shaking this way and that. There's a sweet scent in the air - [Blossom Storm in CT15!]
Mana: Battle order: Theodore [B]:0 Goblin A [F]:0 GOBLIN EATER EATER [F]:1 Toth [B]:2 Lampvine B [B]:3 Aurora [F]:5 Goblin B [F]:5 Lampvine A [F]:14 Alexander [F]:17 Xsaieta [F]:46
Mana: Theodore!
Theodore dashes forward, spinning his staff once before slamming it into the Goblin Eater Eater. [42D]
Theodore rolled 1d100 and got 98 ( Total: 98 )
Mana: It grabs the staff, runs a few feet away, swiveling in a circle, before throwing the staff away over its head, snickering madly the whole time.
Theodore: "Woah! Nice move!"
Mana: Goblin A takes an axe swing at Alexander - tripping over the ambush line!
Mana rolled 1d100 and got 17 ( Total: 17 ) for C90
Mana rolled d8+54 and got 4 ( Total: 58.0 )
Alexander rolled d10+80 and got 8 ( Total: 88.0 ) for Delays by 10D
Mana: Hitting for 58 physical, but taking [88] and [+10D!]
[OOC] Alexander: HP: 367/375, MP: 330/375, SoS: 93
Mana: The GOBLIN EATER EATER takes a swing at the GOBLIN EATER!
Mana rolled 1d100 and got 72 ( Total: 72 )
Mana rolled d8+54 and got 4 ( Total: 58.0 )
Mana: Hitting for 58 physical damage! "Gonna… gonna… skin you for breakfast!"
Mana: Battle order: Toth [B]:0 Lampvine B [B]:1 Aurora [F]:3 Goblin B [F]:3 Lampvine A [F]:12 Alexander [F]:15 GOBLIN EATER EATER [F]:33 Theodore [B]:40 Goblin A [F]:42 Xsaieta [F]:44
Mana: Status for GOBLIN EATER EATER [F] : [======= ]
Mana: Status for Goblin A [F] : [====== ]
Mana: Status for Goblin B [F] : [==========]
Mana: Status for Lampvine A [F] : [==========]
Mana: Status for Lampvine B [B] : [==========]
Mana: Mr. Toth!
Xsaieta: "You're still doing it wrong!"
[OOC] Xsaieta: HP: 277/375, MP: 375/375, SoS: 93
Toth draws back his bowstring, no arrows nocked, but three beams of Wisp energy begin to gather… [CT 20]
Theodore: "Although getting closer!"
Mana: Lampvine B stretches allll the way out on its vine and smacks Xsaieta with its hip. Because it's a flower, it has those. [Smack]
Mana rolled 1d100 and got 65 ( Total: 65 )
Mana rolled 1d10*0.75+56*0.75 and got 4 ( Total: 45.0 ) for 60 to Deprotect (3)
Also rolled 1d100 and got 25 [Total: 25 (Low), Avg: 25.00]
Total: 70.0, Avg: 14.50
Mana: Hitting for 45 damage and coating him in a light dusting of Deprotect pollen.
Mana: Physical, of course.
Mana: Aurora!
Mana: Battle order: Aurora [F]:0 Goblin B [F]:0 Lampvine A [F]:9 Alexander [F]:12 Toth [B]:17 GOBLIN EATER EATER [F]:30 Theodore [B]:37 Goblin A [F]:39 Xsaieta [F]:41 Lampvine B [B]:43
[OOC] Xsaieta: HP: 232/375, MP: 375/375, SoS: 93 - Deprotect (3)
Aurora frowns at that, then points her sword at Lampvine B, [Beckon]ing it to her. [36D]
Aurora rolled 1d100 and got 96 ( Total: 96 ) for 70, Provoke (4) and pull to front
Xsaieta: "-hey! That's- that's basically- pollen is- ask first, for goodness' sake!"
Theodore: "Huh?"
Mana: Lampvine B shakes about, refusing Aurora.
Mana: Goblin B pads the ground for a moment before coming at Xsaieta in a magnificent [Running Headbutt]!
Mana rolled 1d100 and got 86 ( Total: 86 ) for C60-Evasion
Mana: Which he sidesteps!
Xsaieta bows elegantly out of the way, but applauds politely.
Xsaieta asides to Theodore, in a stage-whisper: "(Pollen is how flowers have sex.)"
Mana: A storm of glowing pink blossoms burst about Xsaieta in a swirl as the glowing Lampvine A casts [Blossom Storm]!
Mana rolled 1d12+60 and got 7 ( Total: 67.0 )
Mana: Hitting for 67 magical Dryad damage!
[OOC] Xsaieta: HP: 165/375, MP: 375/375, SoS: 93 - Deprotect (3)
Theodore: "Ooooh."
Mana: Battle order: Alexander [F]:0 Toth [B]:5 GOBLIN EATER EATER [F]:18 Aurora [F]:24 Lampvine A [F]:24 Goblin B [F]:24 Theodore [B]:25 Goblin A [F]:27 Xsaieta [F]:29 Lampvine B [B]:31
Mana: Alexander!
Alexander strikes at the GOBLIN EATER EATER with a roundhouse kick! [40D]
Alexander rolled 1d100 and got 77 ( Total: 77 )
Alexander rolled d10+80 and got 8 ( Total: 88.0 )
Mana: Smashes into him for - kapow! - 88 physical damage!
Mana: And he explodes into a clatter of bones!
Mana: Battle order: Toth [B]:0 Aurora [F]:19 Lampvine A [F]:19 Goblin B [F]:19 Theodore [B]:20 Goblin A [F]:22 Xsaieta [F]:24 Lampvine B [B]:26 Alexander [F]:35
Mana: Status for Goblin A [F] : [====== ]
Mana: Status for Goblin B [F] : [==========]
Mana: Status for Lampvine A [F] : [==========]
Mana: Status for Lampvine B [B] : [==========]
Mana: Mr. Toth!
Toth: "My arrows will punish all without distinction!" He releases his bowstring, and the three arrows of light are let loose- they twist this way and that at perfect 90-degree angles, and they strike into Goblin A and both Lampvines! [Lucent Beam, 28D]
Toth rolled 1d10+100 and got 10 ( Total: 110 ) for magical wisp damage
[OOC] Xsaieta: HP: 132/375, MP: 375/375, SoS: 93 - Deprotect (3)
Mana: Hits the weakness on Goblin A - [165] - lances through the vines for [110] [110]!
Theodore: "Wait what? You should definitely work in some distinction, I hate getting hit by magic arrows!:
Mana: Goblin A explodes into a clatter of bones!
Toth: "Well the unsaid distinction is that I'm shooting it at -them-."
Theodore: "Oooh."
Xsaieta: "I think it's… everyone who he wants to punish at that point?"
Xsaieta: "Yeah."
Theodore: "Didn't it miss one though?"
Mana: Battle order: Aurora [F]:0 Lampvine A [F]:0 Goblin B [F]:0 Theodore [B]:1 Xsaieta [F]:5 Lampvine B [B]:7 Toth [B]:9 Alexander [F]:16
Mana: Status for Goblin B [F] : [==========]
Mana: Status for Lampvine A [F] : [===== ]
Mana: Status for Lampvine B [B] : [===== ]
Mana: Aurora!
Toth: "I only prepared three arrows…"
Theodore: "Hmm!"
Aurora slashes at Lampvine A before stepping in front of Xsai! [Shoulder Guard]
Aurora rolled 1d100 and got 67 ( Total: 67 ) for 90
Mana: Slash! Iridescent sap leaks out of the cut!
Mana: What's the delay on that?
Aurora rolled 1d10+80 and got 8 ( Total: 88.0 ) for 4/5ths defence for Xsai, 44D
[OOC] Aurora: HP: 420/420, MP: 330/360, SoS: 105
Mana: Battle order: Lampvine A [F]:0 Goblin B [F]:0 Theodore [B]:1 Xsaieta [F]:5 Lampvine B [B]:7 Toth [B]:9 Alexander [F]:16 Aurora [F]:44
Mana: Status for Goblin B [F] : [==========]
Mana: Status for Lampvine A [F] : [== ]
Mana: Status for Lampvine B [B] : [===== ]
Mana: Lampvine A takes a swipe at Xsaieta. [Bop]
Mana rolled 1d100 and got 37 ( Total: 37 ) for C80
Mana rolled d8*1.25+42*1.25 and got 5 ( Total: 58.75 )
Mana: 58 physical damage. Bop!
Mana: Goblin B lays into Alexander with his axe!
[OOC] Xsaieta: HP: 86/375, MP: 375/375, SoS: 93 - Deprotect (3)
Mana rolled 1d100 and got 41 ( Total: 41 ) for C80-Evasion
Xsaieta: "…man!"
Mana rolled d8+54 and got 4 ( Total: 58.0 )
Mana: Slashing for 58 physical damage!
[OOC] Alexander: HP: 309/375, MP: 330/375, SoS: 93
Theodore: "Maybe that would have worked better on Aurora, yeah. Although you're definitely more, uh, scary?" Theodore ponders.
Mana: Battle order: Theodore [B]:0 Xsaieta [F]:4 Lampvine B [B]:6 Toth [B]:8 Alexander [F]:15 Lampvine A [F]:31 Goblin B [F]:33 Aurora [F]:43
Mana: Status for Goblin B [F] : [==========]
Mana: Status for Lampvine A [F] : [== ]
Mana: Status for Lampvine B [B] : [===== ]
Mana: Theodore!
Theodore shake shis head before spinning his staff over his head, then slamming the butt into the ground. [CT15]
Mana: Xsaieta!
Xsaieta looks fierce! And then he goes running at Lampvine A…
Xsaieta rolled 1d100 and got 81 ( Total: 81 ) for 5/85
Mana: It's a hit!
Xsaieta cuts underneath it with his sword and stabs it up into the air! [Battle Rain D53]
Mana: Slash! It's a hit!
Xsaieta rolled d12+100 and got 10 ( Total: 110 )
[OOC] Toth: [SHP: 50] HP: 317/375, MP: 234/390, SoS: 93
Mana: The vine is slashed into ribbons, and a stream of energy is formed - who would like [+94 MP]?
Xsaieta points his sword at Mr. Toth!
Toth absorbs the energY!
Mana: MP flows like a river, after all!
Toth: "Ahhh… great!"
Mana: Lampvine B bops Xsaieta a little with its vine.
Mana rolled 1d100 and got 7 ( Total: 7 )
Mana rolled d8*2+42*2 and got 5 ( Total: 94.0 )
Mana: Hitting for - naw, just kidding - 47 physical damage.
Mana: Bop!
[OOC] Xsaieta: HP: 49/375, MP: 375/375, SoS: 93 - Deprotect (2)
Toth: "Now they're just being mean."
Mana: Battle order: Toth [B]:0 Alexander [F]:7 Theodore [B]:7 Goblin B [F]:25 Lampvine B [B]:30 Aurora [F]:35 Xsaieta [F]:49
Mana: Mr. Toth!
Xsaieta: "Man, it's not like he wrote 'goblin and also flower eater'."
Xsaieta: "I don't eat flowers!"
Xsaieta: "Just goblins."
Toth fires an arrow at Lampvine B! [Attack, 43D]
Toth rolled 1d100 and got 80 ( Total: 80 ) for 80
Theodore: "Maybe it's mad you rejected it?"
Aurora: "Hard to eat them when they just explode into piles of bones, though."
Toth rolled 1d12+100 and got 10 ( Total: 110 )
[OOC] Toth: *53D
Mana: The arrow lances through it for [110]! Alexander!
Xsaieta: "Remember? You boil the bones."
Alexander kicks Goblin B! [40D]
Alexander rolled 1d100 and got 26 ( Total: 26 )
Alexander rolled d10+80 and got 3 ( Total: 83.0 )
Toth: "I'm sure there's a gumbo to be made, somewhere…"
Mana: Got it - pow, [83]!
Mana: Theodore, now!
Theodore waves his hand towards Xsaieta as a larger-than-normal wave of sparkling energy passes over him. [Pinch Heal] [27D]
Theodore rolled d12+160 and got 7 ( Total: 167.0 )
Mana: Goblin B whallops into Alexander with his axe!
Mana rolled 1d100 and got 7 ( Total: 7 ) for C80-Evasion
Mana rolled d8+54 and got 7 ( Total: 61.0 )
Mana: Lampvine B begins casting [Blossom Storm - CT15]!
Mana: Battle order: Theodore [B]:0 Aurora [F]:1 Lampvine B [B]:11 Alexander [F]:13 Xsaieta [F]:15 Toth [B]:19 Goblin B [F]:25
Mana: Status for Goblin B [F] : [====== ]
Mana: Status for Lampvine B [B] : [= ]
Mana: Theodore!
Theodore leaps forward towards the Lampvine - and his staff begins to emmit a glow and a hum momentarily before it connects with the monster. [Mystic Invasion] [42D]
Theodore rolled 1d100 and got 20 ( Total: 20 ) for 80
Theodore rolled d10*.75+76*.75 and got 4 ( Total: 60.0 )
Mana: Slash - [60] and the kill - it collapes into a scattering of petals.
Mana: Aurora!
Theodore shake sthe staff a bit as the glow dies down.
Mana: Battle order: Aurora [F]:0 Alexander [F]:12 Xsaieta [F]:14 Toth [B]:18 Goblin B [F]:24 Theodore [B]:41
Mana: Status for Goblin B [F] : [====== ]
Xsaieta: "Goblin… you're dinner, now!" His eyes light up! [Mop Up]
[OOC] Xsaieta: HP: 216/375, MP: 375/375, SoS: 93 - Deprotect (2),RAMPAGE (U),Mop Up (U)
Aurora shakes her head, slashing at the remaining goblin. "Like I said, a warm-up." [Attack, 44D]
Aurora rolled 1d100 and got 32 ( Total: 32 ) for 90
Aurora rolled 1d10+80 and got 6 ( Total: 86.0 )
[OOC] Mana: 86]! Alexander!
Mana: Battle order: Alexander [F]:0 Xsaieta [F]:2 Toth [B]:6 Goblin B [F]:12 Theodore [B]:29 Aurora [F]:32
Alexander takes a moment to Analyze the goblin, confident Xsai will finish it off.
[OOC] Alexander: 20D
Xsaieta runs at the goblin, sword low..!
Mana: Xsaieta!
Xsaieta rolled 1d100 and got 81 ( Total: 81 ) for 5/85
Mana: Well, you see, it's a level 2 Goblin…
Mana: hit!
Mana: HP: …Oh, zero.
Mana: (They're aligned with Shade and Gnome, and fear Jinn and Wisp, by the way, if you forgot.)
[OOC] Alexander: I, personally, hadn't fought them yet!
Xsaieta bats it up into the air, opens his mouth real wide, and lets it fall on the sword! [Battle Rain > Theodore]
[OOC] Mana: +142 MP!
Mana: Oh, let's give you the real version, then.
Xsaieta rolled d12+100,175% and got 7 ( Total: 187.25 )
[OOC] Mana: 187]!!!
Mana: Goblin, Level 2 Normal Humanoid. HP0/296, MP284/284. Aligned with Shade and Gnome. Fear Wisp and Jinn. Beasts from deep underground that do the bidding of the Goblin King. They're a little silly, but watch out for their dynamite!
[OOC] Toth: [SHP: 50] HP: 317/375, MP: 328/390, SoS: 93
[OOC] Xsaieta: HP: 216/375, MP: 375/375, SoS: 93
[OOC] Mana: Got 13 AP. Got 360 EXP. Got 72 Lucre.
Theodore: "Well… those little guys probably weren't the actual cause of this, so there's probably something… smarter. further down?"
Toth: "Or at least more destructive and less precise."
Toth: "Nonetheless, let's press on, yes."
Theodore snaps his fingers, then points at Toth. "Yeah! That's probably more like it."
Mana: There's a fissure in the wall ahead, where one section of the underground has been broken to reveal another - the aqueduct opens up onto some kind of huge pipe, with what looks like recently-solidified molten iron along the bottom. But the thing's been rusted over, wrapped in vines and webs, a thick carpet of moss spiralling around it towards the glow at the far end.
Mana: …One of the slag pipes, maybe? You are heading towards Salamander.
Toth: "Hmm… we don't want to be long, else we are swept away by the running slag."
Theodore: "That sounds unpleasent."
Toth: "…not that we'd -stay- dead, but the day is still new."
Theodore: "Yeah it's way too early to turn in."
Toth squeezes through the fissure, testing the temperature.
Theodore climbs on in and continues down the pipe.
Mana: Cold as a husk.
Toth nods appreciably and hops down, following the moss carpet.
Toth: "Though if this tunnel -is- in use, then how'd all this get here already?"
Theodore: "Might be an old one they stopped using?"
Mana: Somewhere far above, the earth shudders.
Toth: "…"
Toth: "Whatever the deal is, we'd best hurry, before it tears up all of Titania."
Theodore nods.
Mana: …The pipe opens up - after a long walk - onto the chamber of the City Heart, shining, brilliant and blue.
Theodore: "This place again!"
Mana: The chamber is… infested. The walkways are coagulated with a white, quartzy rock, and from an opening on the opposite side, a strangulation of vines and webs have flown out, wrapping about the Heart.
Theodore: "…How did all this stuff get here?"
Toth: "I take it this wasn't here before."
Mana: Goblins fill the chamber. By the heart: A woman in a brown coat and a broad hat - Frenzy, you suppose -
Mana: And sitting on a railing, Al-Aldin.
Theodore: "Uh, no. Neither were they." Theodore points down.
Mana: Al-Aldin waves a hand towards Frenzy, who lances a blade into the Heart. It flashes and flickers - somewhere distant, the earth shifts and splits.
Theodore: "HEY!"
Theodore: "Man, not cool!"
Mana: Al-Aldin waves. "Little bit better than having to put out fires, don't you think?"
Toth: "It's what we do."
Theodore: "I… hm. Well maybe a little."
Theodore: "It still sucks though!"
Toth: "Anyway. You're tearing up the place." He nods toward a tunnel. "Move along."
Mana: "I'd say the same to you." Al-Aldin explains. "This place is a prison, and it's far, far past time for its gates to be flung open."
Theodore glances back at Alexander.
Alexander: "Can't let you do that."
Aurora shakes her head. "I'm not going to let you tear apart Wisp by doing this."
Alexander cracks his knuckles.
Mana: Al-Aldin nods, standing up. "I see." He smiles at Aurora.
Mana: "…You can be very cruel, you know."
Toth: "It's possible, yes."
Aurora: "Do elaborate before you lose the chance to."
Toth: "So just what is in there, before we scatter this congregation?"
Mana: By a trick of the hand, Al-Aldin produces a snowglobe from his sleeves, spinning it, base up in the air, on his fingers.
Mana: "Something like this."
Mana: "And the young lady it was made for, who's calling out to be saved by a hero like in her stories."
Mana: "Why would I be so rude as to refuse her?"
Mana: "Magic exists to help people, after all."
Theodore: "Why would you want to put a lady in a snowglobe?"
Mana: Al-Aldin juggles the glass about on his knuckles. "To make it shine, I suppose, to put in poetry."
Mana: "To use her flesh for magic."
Theodore scratches at the back of his head.
Theodore then tilts his head towards Aurora, "That sounds kinda dumb, right?"
Toth: "If we say… 'that sounds horrible!', you're going to fire back with something like, 'that's what -you're- doing now!', aren't you?"
Xsaieta strolls out from behind Theodore. "Ahh, cruelty. Pulverising Wisp into dust to save the lovely princess! It's beautiful!"
Aurora: "Kinda, but it's not implausible… so who's this so-called damsel-in-distress, then?"
Theodore starts climbing down from the pipe to where Al-Aldin and Frenzy are.
Xsaieta: "No, really- it is. You should be proud of yourselves. It's… something we'd do, really. Just, you know, the other way around." He wiggles his fingertips deliciously in Al-Aldin's direction. "But, you know, you really shouldn't break someone's snowglobe unless you can replace it."
Mana: Al-Aldin shrugs. "No one could blame you for walking away."
Xsaieta: "And I -am- curious as to the answer to Aurora's question. Honestly, we might wind up agreeing with you after all. We'd… probably still have to kill you, though?" Ear droop.
Toth: "I'm pretty sure we -would- be blamed, but that's neither here nor there."
Xsaieta smiles viciously at Al-Aldin. "No one could blame -you- for walking away."
Xsaieta: "And yet… here we are, aren't we?"
Mana: "A girl and a spirit, unknown in this world, calling to be taken away-"
Mana: "-What can I say? The call of injustice isn't useful for names."
Theodore: "Oh, well, if they're not from this world then we *probably* don't care 'cause the services want to unmake us, dude."
Xsaieta: "She's somewhere beautiful, you know."
Aurora: "Names would help, I think."
Toth: "He's got nothing."
Mana: Al-Aldin shrugs. "They would, I think. But, alas…"
Toth nocks an arrow.
Aurora nods, drawing her sword. "I know. But the knights are going to be disappointed when I don't have names for them after retelling this tale."
Xsaieta: "We can always -give- her a name."
Alexander takes up a ready stance.
Mana: Al-Aldin raises a hand. "If it sticks, you know you're right, of course."
Theodore waves his hand, sending a [Restore Heart] up to Xsaieta [+100 HP] before approaching Al-Aldin. "Is there like a window to see inside first, though?"
Mana: Frenzy turns towards the rest, hands folded, her voice quiet: "…I want to handle this one."
Xsaieta: "Naturally!"
Mana: "Would that there was! And- " Al-Aldin seems surprised.
Mana: "(…You're certain?)" "(…Yes.)"
Theodore: "Hmm."
Mana: He shrugs. "It seems I will be walking away, after all."
Theodore leans forward, squinting at Frenzy.
Mana: A slender, black haired woman, with deep, black pupils that fill her entire eye. There's something vaguely iridescent about her skin, but she's covered most of it with a thick brown coat and a floppy brown hat.
Theodore: "Why'dya wanna save some otherworld invader, anyway?"
Xsaieta: "For what it's worth, I'd be astonished if we didn't wind up breaking her free ourselves eventually. The thought already crossed my mind. It's just that… I've grown rather attached to the city, you understand?"
Xsaieta opens his mouth, but decides to let the goblins field that one.
Mana: Al-Aldin begins to speak, but Frenzy cuts him off - her voice is quiet, but he stops in his tracks at the sound: "…She was here first."
Alexander: "Otherworld invader? They're talking about the Spirit in the Heart."
Alexander glances at Toth. "You really have to get cracking on that Spirit language."
Toth nods. "I've got an idea after this."
Theodore: "Don't look at me, he's the one that said they were unknown to the world! If they were here firs,t the world would know!"
Theodore: "Geeze."
Mana: Al-Aldin shrugs and departs. "Play nice and fight hard, Frenzy."
Xsaieta: "She could be a spirit -and- an otherworld invader at the same time, you know. In fact, I think that may be entirely accurate."
Mana: Two goblins rush to Frenzy's side. Two vines droop into place behind her.
Theodore: "OH!"
Theodore: "WHAT KIND OF SPIRIT?"
Theodore flails his arms a little.
Mana: "…She's woven into the world too tightly." Frenzy says, unbuttoning her coat, button by button.
Mana: "…So no one can tell."
Toth rubs his forehead.
Toth: "You guys are really making this easy on me."
Theodore: "Yeah that's pretty much all I got."
Toth: "You tried."
Theodore: "Can save the spirit later, but we need to save the city right now!"
Mana: Battle order: Frenzy [F]:0 Alexander [F]:6 Theodore [B]:6 Lampvine B [B]:7 Xsaieta [F]:9 Goblin A [F]:9 Goblin B [F]:9 Toth [B]:10 Aurora [F]:10 Lampvine A [B]:11
Mana: Status for Frenzy [F] : [====================]
Mana: Status for Goblin A [F] : [==========]
Mana: Status for Goblin B [F] : [==========]
Mana: Status for Lampvine A [B] : [==========]
Mana: Status for Lampvine B [B] : [==========]
Xsaieta: "Basically, what Theo said." He glances up at the City Heart, apologetically. "I mean it, by the way. We -will- come and save you at some point."
Mana: "…That's not good enough for me." Frenzy says, tossing her coat aside and spreading her wings - dragon-fly, shining like opals.
Xsaieta: "Well, I know. I wasn't saying it for your benefit."
Xsaieta: "Or even for hers, for that matter." An apologetic smile as he draws his sword.
Theodore: "Y'know no one's said this before and that's kind of weird so -"
Theodore: "You're kinda pretty!"
Toth: "The brown was throwing me off, to be fair."
Mana: Frenzy rushes up to Alexander and delivers a pair of punches - quick jabs. [Dark Hunt]x2
Mana rolled 2d100 and got 34, 11 ( Total: 45 ) for 90-Evasion
Mana rolled d8*0.5+72*0.5 and got 5 ( Total: 38.5 )
Mana: Hitting twice for [38] [38] physical Shade damage! Was she…
Mana: …pulling her punches?
Mana rolled 2d100 and got 91, 98 ( Total: 189 ) for 60 to Deprot (3)
[OOC] Alexander: HP: 283/375, MP: 330/375, SoS: 93
Alexander reels from the blows…somewhat. He takes his time recovering from it to size her up. [Analyze, 20D]
Mana: Battle order: Alexander [F]:0 Theodore [B]:0 Lampvine B [B]:1 Xsaieta [F]:3 Goblin A [F]:3 Goblin B [F]:3 Toth [B]:4 Aurora [F]:4 Lampvine A [B]:5 Frenzy [F]:20
Mana: Status for Frenzy [F] : [====================] Upswing(1)
Mana: Status for Goblin A [F] : [==========]
Mana: Status for Goblin B [F] : [==========]
Mana: Status for Lampvine A [B] : [==========]
Mana: Status for Lampvine B [B] : [==========]
Mana: and Theodore!
Theodore scoots up, then bashes Goblin A with his staff. [42D]
Theodore rolled 1d100 and got 17 ( Total: 17 ) for 80
Theodore rolled d10+64,75% and got 5 ( Total: 51.75 )
Mana: Frenzy - Level 6 Humanoid Insect Boss. HP1356/1356 MP380/380. Aligned to Undine, Dryad and Shade. Fears Wisp, Salamander and Luna. A servitor of Al-Aldin with a mercurial temperament. [Alternates between dealing -50% and +50% damage.]
Mana: Hi! [51]!
Mana: Hit, I mean - the goblin stumbles back.
Mana: Lampvine B begins shining - [Brave in CT10 on Frenzy!]
[OOC] Toth: Hi!
Alexander: "Looks like we have a tempermental one, here. The next attack's going to hurt! Pay her back with Wisp, Salamander, or Luna!"
Toth: "You got it."
Mana: Battle order: Xsaieta [F]:0 Goblin A [F]:0 Goblin B [F]:0 Toth [B]:1 Aurora [F]:1 Lampvine A [B]:2 Lampvine B [B]:8 Alexander [F]:17 Frenzy [F]:17 Theodore [B]:39
Mana: Status for Frenzy [F] : [====================] Upswing(1)
Mana: Status for Goblin A [F] : [======== ]
Mana: Status for Goblin B [F] : [==========]
Mana: Status for Lampvine A [B] : [==========]
Mana: Status for Lampvine B [B] : [==========]
Mana: Xsaieta!
Xsaieta follows up on Theodore's attack, sneaking up behind Goblin A and then slicing viciously at it! [Sucker Punch D50]
Xsaieta rolled 1d100 and got 77 ( Total: 77 ) for 5/85
Mana: Its helmet goes spinning around its head from the blow - that's a hit!
Xsaieta rolled d12+133,125% and got 5 ( Total: 172.5 )
Mana: Goblin A delivers an axe strike to Aurora! Goblin B leaps at Aurora - that's the Running Headbutt!
Mana rolled 2d100 and got 89, 25 ( Total: 114 ) for 80-evasion, 60-evasion
Mana rolled d8+54 and got 8 ( Total: 62.0 )
Mana: Hitting for 62 physical damage and Provoke (4)!
Mana: Battle order: Toth [B]:0 Aurora [F]:0 Lampvine A [B]:1 Lampvine B [B]:7 Alexander [F]:16 Frenzy [F]:16 Goblin A [F]:33 Goblin B [F]:35 Theodore [B]:38 Xsaieta [F]:49
Mana: Status for Frenzy [F] : [====================] Upswing(1)
Mana: Status for Goblin A [F] : [== ]
Mana: Status for Goblin B [F] : [==========]
Mana: Status for Lampvine A [B] : [==========]
Mana: Status for Lampvine B [B] : [==========]
Mana: Mr. Toth!
Toth draws back his bowstring, no arrows nocked, but three beams of Wisp energy begin to gather… [CT 20]
Mana: Aurora!
Theodore: "Hmm, I can't fix that."
Toth: "Oh, I'm working on it."
Aurora staggers back, then counters with a riptose before standing in front of Alex. [Shoulder Guard, 44D]
Aurora rolled 1d100 and got 80 ( Total: 80 ) for 90
Mana: Slice!
Aurora rolled 1d10+80 and got 7 ( Total: 87.0 ) for 4/5ths defence for Alex
[OOC] Aurora: HP: 378/420, MP: 300/360, SoS: 105 - Provoke (4)
[OOC] Aurora: HP: 378/420, MP: 300/360, SoS: 105 - Provoke (3)
Mana: Lampvine A begins casting [Blossom Storm - CT15]!
Mana: Lampvine B brings down pale violet light onto Frenzy - she's Brave (5)!
Mana: Battle order: Alexander [F]:0 Frenzy [F]:0 Lampvine A [B]:0 Toth [B]:4 Lampvine B [B]:13 Goblin A [F]:17 Goblin B [F]:19 Theodore [B]:22 Aurora [F]:28 Xsaieta [F]:33.
Mana: Alexander!
Alexander sets up an Ambush Line. [20D]
Mana: Quickly strung between the railings - just so!
Mana: Frenzy falters for a moment. "…Okay. Okay. Okay, let's…" She takes a step back.
Mana: Something shifts underneath her dress. Something cracks in her skin.
Theodore: "Hm?"
Alexander: "Is that…something you should get looked at?"
Mana: …And it falls apart like porcelain, revealing a hollow, doll-like interior, as two gigantic mantis blades burst from her chest, her eyes shut as she takes a running leap over the back row, twirling and slashing at Mr. Toth and Theodore. [Falling Roses]
Toth: "!!"
Mana rolled 2d100 and got 74, 56 ( Total: 130 ) for 90 apiece
Theodore: "?!"
Alexander: "Okay, she's not so pretty anymore."
Mana rolled 1d10*1.5+96*1.5 and got 10 ( Total: 159.0 ) for 60 apiece to Danger (3) [24]
Also rolled 2d100 and got 87, 84 [Total: 171 (High), Avg: 85.50]
Total: 330.0, Avg: 60.33
Xsaieta: "What the fuck!?"
Mana: Dishing out 159 physical Dryad damage to the both of you!
Theodore: "OH GODDESS THAT ALMOST GOT SUPER AWFUL!"
Mana: She stumbles back through the battle lines, stuffing the arms back inside her. You can still see the crack though, and the darkness.
Mana: …Tripping over the ambush line on the way!
Toth: "Augh!"
Alexander rolled d10+80 and got 3 ( Total: 83.0 ) for Delayed by 10
[OOC] Toth: HP: 155/375, MP: 328/390, SoS: 93
[OOC] Alexander: HP: 283/375, MP: 285/375, SoS: 93
[OOC] Mana: 83]! Blossom Storm bursts around Mr. Toth!
Mana rolled 1d12+60 and got 12 ( Total: 72.0 )
Mana: Striking for 72 magical Dryad damage.
[OOC] Toth: HP: 47/375, MP: 328/390, SoS: 93
Mana: Battle order: Toth [B]:0 Lampvine B [B]:9 Goblin A [F]:13 Goblin B [F]:15 Alexander [F]:16 Theodore [B]:18 Lampvine A [B]:23 Aurora [F]:24 Xsaieta [F]:29 Frenzy [F]:42
Mana: Status for Frenzy [F] : [=================== ] Downswing(1) Brave(4)
Mana: Status for Goblin A [F] : [== ]
Mana: Status for Goblin B [F] : [======= ]
Mana: Status for Lampvine A [B] : [==========]
Mana: Status for Lampvine B [B] : [==========]
Mana: Mr. Toth!
Toth: "Urgh…" He releases the Wisp arrows, and their right angled assault pierces Goblins A, B, and Frenzy! [Lucent Beam, 28D]
Mana: Hits the weakness on all three. Frenzy clutches her face, turning. "A…ack!"
Toth rolled 1d10+100,150 and got 1 ( Total: 151.5 ) for magical Wisp damage
[OOC] Mana: 151] [151] [151]!
Theodore glances over to Toth and frowns a bit.
Mana: Lampvine B begins casting [Blossom Storm - CT15]!
Mana: Goblin A burst into a clatter of bones, by the way - [Kill]!
Mana: Goblin B yells and shouts and hollers, rushing at Aurora, axe in hand.
Mana rolled 1d100 and got 57 ( Total: 57 ) for 80
Mana rolled d8+54 and got 1 ( Total: 55.0 )
Mana: Hitting for 55 physical damage!
[OOC] Aurora: HP: 343/420, MP: 300/360, SoS: 105 - Provoke - Goblin B (3)
Mana: Battle order: Alexander [F]:0 Theodore [B]:2 Lampvine A [B]:7 Aurora [F]:8 Lampvine B [B]:8 Toth [B]:12 Xsaieta [F]:13 Frenzy [F]:26 Goblin B [F]:33
Mana: Status for Frenzy [F] : [================= ] Downswing(1) Brave(4)
Mana: Status for Goblin B [F] : [== ]
Mana: Status for Lampvine A [B] : [==========]
Mana: Status for Lampvine B [B] : [==========]
Mana: Alexander!
Alexander passes Toth an alchemical mixture of healing. [Salve, 40D]
Alexander rolled d6+48 and got 5 ( Total: 53.0 ) for +25% to next incoming Recovery ability on Toth
Mana: Theodore!
Mana: Battle order: Theodore [B]:0 Lampvine A [B]:5 Aurora [F]:6 Lampvine B [B]:6 Toth [B]:10 Xsaieta [F]:11 Frenzy [F]:24 Goblin B [F]:31 Alexander [F]:38
Theodore lets out a bretah, then slams his staff into the ground. [CT20] [4/5ths Defense Factor]
Mana: Lampvine A reaches all the way out to smack Aurora about with its bellflower! [Smack]
Mana rolled 1d100 and got 83 ( Total: 83 ) for 80
Mana: But it can't catch her!
Mana: Aurora!
Aurora bats it aside before slashing once more at Goblin B, standing in front of Toth now. [Shoulder Guard, 44D]
Aurora rolled 1d100 and got 80 ( Total: 80 ) for 90
Mana: Slash! It's a hit!
Aurora rolled 1d10+80 and got 2 ( Total: 82.0 ) for 4/5ths defence for Toth
[OOC] Aurora: HP: 343/420, MP: 270/360, SoS: 105 - Provoke - Goblin B (2)
[OOC] Mana: 82]! Goblin B is slain!
[OOC] Aurora: HP: 343/420, MP: 270/360, SoS: 105
Mana: Lampvine B calls down a burst of [Blossom Storm] over Mr. Toth!
Mana rolled 1d12+60 and got 6 ( Total: 66.0 )
Mana: Hitting for 66 magical Dryad damage!
[OOC] Toth: HP: 21/375, MP: 247/390, SoS: 93
Mana: Battle order: Toth [B]:0 Xsaieta [F]:1 Theodore [B]:10 Frenzy [F]:14 Lampvine B [B]:23 Alexander [F]:28 Aurora [F]:40 Lampvine A [B]:40
Mana: Status for Frenzy [F] : [================= ] Downswing(1) Brave(4)
Mana: Status for Lampvine A [B] : [==========]
Mana: Status for Lampvine B [B] : [==========]
Mana: Mr. Toth!
Toth gets up to his feet, and stands straight up. As though preparing for a ceremony, he raises his bow, perfectly perpindicular to the ground. He brings an arm around in a wide arc, to pull back the string. Wisp energy begins to gather. [CT 50]
Mana: Battle order: Xsaieta [F]:0 Theodore [B]:9 Frenzy [F]:13 Lampvine B [B]:22 Alexander [F]:27 Aurora [F]:39 Lampvine A [B]:39 Toth [B]:49
Mana: Status for Frenzy [F] : [================= ] Downswing(1) Brave(4)
Mana: Status for Lampvine A [B] : [==========]
Mana: Status for Lampvine B [B] : [==========]
Mana: Xsaieta!
Xsaieta scowls at Frenzy for a second and then launches himself at Lampvine A. [Attack D50]
Xsaieta rolled 1d100 and got 81 ( Total: 81 ) for 5/85
Mana: Hits! It's in the back row!
Xsaieta rolled d12+100,75% and got 6 ( Total: 79.5 )
[OOC] Mana: 79]! Theodore!
Theodore kicks his staff up into the air with a foot, then spins it around his head and healing light washes over the party. [Cure Light] [32D]
Theodore rolled d8+80 and got 4 ( Total: 84 ) for +25% to Toth
[OOC] Alexander: HP: 367/375, MP: 285/375, SoS: 93
[OOC] Aurora: HP: 420/420, MP: 270/360, SoS: 105
Mana: Frenzy - having managed to force her blade-arms back into the fissure - flaps her shining wings and dashes into the fray, delivering a violet-shrouded kick to Xsaieta and a punch to Aurora. [Dark Hunt]x2
Mana rolled 2d100 and got 33, 6 ( Total: 39 ) for 90 apiece
Mana rolled d8*1.25+72*1.25 and got 4 ( Total: 95.0 )
d8*0.5+72*0.5: 1 [Total: 36.5 (Min), Avg: 1.00]
Total: 131.5, Avg: 2.50
Mana: Dealing 95 physical Shade damage - hitting the weakness! - to Xsaieta, and 36 physical Shade damage to Aurora.
Mana rolled 2d100 and got 37, 8 ( Total: 45 ) for 60 to Deprotect (3)
[OOC] Xsaieta: HP: 280/375, MP: 375/375, SoS: 93
Mana: Violet cracks spider along your clothes, glowing - watch out, that's Deprotect (3)!
Theodore: "Uh. Hmm."
[OOC] Aurora: HP: 404/420, MP: 270/360, SoS: 105
[OOC] Aurora: HP: 404/420, MP: 270/360, SoS: 105 - Deprotect (3)
Toth: "It'll only get nastier from here on out, yes."
Mana: Lampvine B begins casting [Blossom Storm - CT15]!
Mana: Battle order: Alexander [F]:0 Lampvine B [B]:10 Aurora [F]:12 Frenzy [F]:12 Lampvine A [B]:12 Theodore [B]:14 Toth [B]:22 Xsaieta [F]:23
Mana: Status for Frenzy [F] : [================= ] Upswing(1) Brave(3)
Mana: Status for Lampvine A [B] : [======= ]
Mana: Status for Lampvine B [B] : [==========]
Mana: Alexander!
Alexander strikes at Frenzy's chest, where it's cracked and fissured! [Exploit Weakness, 40D]
Alexander rolled 1d100 and got 35 ( Total: 35 )
Mana: That's a hit!
Alexander rolled d8+60 and got 4 ( Total: 64.0 )
[OOC] Alexander: +25% damage to any attacks that hit the weakness on Frenzy until Alex's next turn
Mana: Lampvine B's [Blossom Storm] swirls around Mr. Toth!
Mana rolled 1d12+60 and got 8 ( Total: 68.0 )
Mana: Slicing into him for 68 magical Dryad damage!
Mana: Battle order: Aurora [F]:0 Frenzy [F]:0 Lampvine A [B]:0 Theodore [B]:2 Toth [B]:10 Xsaieta [F]:11 Lampvine B [B]:25 Alexander [F]:28
Mana: Status for Frenzy [F] : [================ ] Upswing(1) Brave(3)
Mana: Status for Lampvine A [B] : [======= ]
Mana: Status for Lampvine B [B] : [==========]
Mana: Aurora!
Aurora points her sword at Frenzy now that Goblin B has been dealt with, lining her in a [Corona] of light! [34D, -40/120 for (6)!]
[OOC] Aurora: HP: 404/420, MP: 225/360, SoS: 105 - Deprotect (2)
Mana: Light shrouds Frenzy!
Mana: She lowers herself. "It's… it's okay…"
Mana: "…Since we both want to bust the prison open anyway…"
Mana: "Even if I can't kill all of you, that's okay…"
Theodore: "Well,"
Theodore: "No I think that just makes this fight silly."
Mana: She cracks a tired, forced smile as her right arm jerks around, and the blades burst from her chest. "…I know."
Theodore: "So like… I don't know… stop?"
Mana: She rushes towards Aurora, each of the blades dripping… something. [Sweetsweet Sorrow]x2.
Mana rolled 2d100 and got 92, 54 ( Total: 146 )
Mana rolled 1d12*2.25+120*2.25 and got 11 ( Total: 294.75 ) for Undine weakness + upswing + Brave.
Mana rolled 1d100 and got 2 ( Total: 2 )
[OOC] Aurora: HP: 130/420, MP: 225/360, SoS: 105 - Deprotect (2)
Mana: The splatter from the blades - though Aurora parries one, the other shears along her - flies wet into the air. It's something sticky-sweet, that clings to the fingers, the scent of it hanging into the air.
Mana: Nectar, maybe. It slashes into her for 294 physical Undine damage and Slow (3)!
Mana: Frenzy laughs, nervously. "I know, I know, I really, really, really should…" She forces the scything blades back into her body.
Mana: Well, with her left arm. The right one is sort of spasming about.
[OOC] Aurora: HP: 130/420, MP: 225/360, SoS: 105 - Deprotect (2),Slow (3)
Theodore: "Like -"
Xsaieta stares.
Theodore: "We'd totally let you, even."
Theodore: "With no hard feelings!"
Aurora staggers back, clutching at her side. "…yeah."
Mana: Lampvine A begins casting [Blossom Storm - CT15!]
Aurora mutters to herself, "(I wouldn't speak for all of us about that last part though, Theo.)"
Mana: Battle order: Theodore [B]:0 Toth [B]:8 Xsaieta [F]:9 Lampvine A [B]:13 Lampvine B [B]:23 Alexander [F]:26 Aurora [F]:32 Frenzy [F]:44
Mana: Status for Frenzy [F] : [================ ] Downswing(1) Brave(2) Corona 40(5)
Mana: Status for Lampvine A [B] : [======= ]
Mana: Status for Lampvine B [B] : [==========]
Mana: Theodore!
Theodore swings his staff around before slamming the butt into the ground. [CT20] [4/5Ths Defense Factor]
Toth has the bowstring fully pulled back, a gigantic beam of Wisp energy that pulses and continues to grow taking the place of an arrow, Toth's aim wavering with the strength of the magic and the weariness of his arms from holding all this back!
Toth: "Sympathetic as you are, I won't hold back until you relent, or die!"
Mana: Mr. Toth!
Mana: Battle order: Toth [B]:0 Xsaieta [F]:1 Lampvine A [B]:5 Theodore [B]:12 Lampvine B [B]:15 Alexander [F]:18 Aurora [F]:24 Frenzy [F]:36
Toth releases the string- a massive column of Wisp energy plows straight into Frenzy, blowing apart the ground, the wind, illuminating the entire chamber with a bright, pure, white light! [Last Striking of Creation's Orchestra ~ Da Capo Aeternam, 43D]
Mana: She's pinned against the Heart by the terrible light, flung up into the air - it burns with the flare of brass, with the striking of trumpets, with the shattering of the air!
Toth rolled 1d12+300,175 and got 12 ( Total: 546.0 ) for +50% weakness, +25% exploit weakness magical wisp damage
Mana: Hits the weakness! Boosted by Exploitation! [546]!!!
Mana: Battle order: Xsaieta [F]:0 Lampvine A [B]:4 Theodore [B]:11 Lampvine B [B]:14 Alexander [F]:17 Aurora [F]:23 Frenzy [F]:35 Toth [B]:42
Mana: Status for Frenzy [F] : [======== ] Downswing(1) Brave(2) Corona 40(5)
Mana: Status for Lampvine A [B] : [======= ]
Mana: Status for Lampvine B [B] : [==========]
Mana: Xsaieta!
Mana: "That's… that's… that's…"
Mana: "That's a…"
Mana: "That's a powerful spell!"
[OOC] Xsaieta: which of vines A and B are charging a CT presently?
Mana: A is charging, B is not.
Toth: "I won't stop…!"
Toth: "I will protect this world!"
Mana: "That's… that's…"
Xsaieta holds up his greatsword like he's winding up at bat… [Lunar Bat D20]
Mana: "…I can hear her calling out to me! Because that's what - even if this is - even if I have to-"
Mana: Lampvine A casts [Blossom Storm] on Mr. Toth! Xsaieta, there's a swirling storm of petals forming around him - that's your cue!
Xsaieta rushes forward, his sword trailing little golden sparkles, as he whirls- like he's dancing- and takes a swing- and there's a very satisfying *THONK* as he hits a torrent of the petals back at the thing!
Theodore: "Why you?" Theodore tilts his head.
Xsaieta rolled d10+80 and got 4 ( Total: 84 ) for Luna ranged physical damage!
Mana: Golden blades fly out, slashing into Lampvine A for [126]!
Mana: Blossom Storm wraps around Mr. Toth to the tune of -
Mana rolled 1d12+60 and got 2 ( Total: 62.0 )
Mana: 62 magical Dryad damage!
Toth: "I won't… stop…!"
[OOC] Toth: HP: 0/375, MP: 67/390, SoS: 93
Mana: Battle order: Theodore [B]:0 Lampvine B [B]:3 Alexander [F]:6 Xsaieta [F]:9 Aurora [F]:12 Lampvine A [B]:20 Frenzy [F]:24 Toth [B]:31
Mana: Status for Frenzy [F] : [======== ] Downswing(1) Brave(2) Corona 40(5)
Mana: Status for Lampvine A [B] : [= ]
Mana: Status for Lampvine B [B] : [==========]
Mana: Theodore!
Toth collapses.
Xsaieta: "…damn it!"
Mana: "That's… that's…"
Theodore spreads a wave of helaing out a moment too late! [Cure Light] [32D]
Mana: "…It doesn't have to be me! It can be anyone!"
Theodore rolled d8+80 and got 7 ( Total: 87.0 )
[OOC] Alexander: HP: 375/375, MP: 255/375, SoS: 93
Theodore: "Well… then it sounds like it's time to stop being silly, yeah?"
[OOC] Aurora: HP: 217/420, MP: 225/360, SoS: 105 - Deprotect (2),Slow (3)
Mana: Battle order: Lampvine B [B]:0 Alexander [F]:3 Xsaieta [F]:6 Aurora [F]:9 Lampvine A [B]:17 Frenzy [F]:21 Toth [B]:28 Theodore [B]:29
Mana: Lampvine B [Bops] Aurora.
Mana rolled 1d100 and got 49 ( Total: 49 ) for C80
Mana rolled d8+42 and got 2 ( Total: 44.0 ) for deprotect, across a row
Mana: For 44 physical damage. Bop!
[OOC] Aurora: HP: 193/420, MP: 225/360, SoS: 105 - Deprotect (2),Slow (3)
Mana: Battle order: Alexander [F]:0 Xsaieta [F]:3 Aurora [F]:6 Lampvine A [B]:14 Frenzy [F]:18 Toth [B]:25 Theodore [B]:26 Lampvine B [B]:29
Mana: Alexander!
[OOC] Theodore: HP: 390/390, MP: 270/390, SoS: 97
Alexander dashes past Frenzy and kicks Lampvine B! [40D]
Alexander rolled 1d100 and got 12 ( Total: 12 )
Alexander rolled d10+80,75% and got 3 ( Total: 62.25 )
[OOC] Mana: 62]! Xsaieta!
Xsaieta runs towards Vine A, sword low… [Battle Rain D53]
Xsaieta rolled 1d100 and got 87 ( Total: 87 ) for 5/85
Mana: It coils and twists away, laughing, its tongue lolling out!
Mana: Battle order: Aurora [F]:0 Lampvine A [B]:8 Frenzy [F]:12 Toth [B]:19 Theodore [B]:20 Lampvine B [B]:23 Alexander [F]:34 Xsaieta [F]:50
Mana: Aurora!
Aurora shakes her head, then braces herself. [Steelguard, 44D]
[OOC] Xsaieta: HP: 367/375, MP: 375/375, SoS: 93 - Deprotect (2)
Mana: Lampvine A snakes out and bops Xsaieta.
Mana rolled 1d100 and got 66 ( Total: 66 )
Mana rolled d8+42 and got 1 ( Total: 43.0 ) for deprotect row
Mana: For 43 physical damage. Bop!
Mana: Frenzy rushes up to Xsaieta and delivers two quick backhands - one way, and the other. The scent of flowers pervades. "Even if… even if I don't have anything to say in my defense, I…!"
Mana rolled 2d100 and got 90, 74 ( Total: 164 ) for 90 apiece for [Falling Roses]x2
Xsaieta attempts to parry, but it's more like a dance - he whispers in her ear, while she's close. "(Don't worry. I understand.)"
Mana rolled 1d10*1.5+96*1.5 and got 2 ( Total: 147.0 ) for downswing weakness deprot brave but watch for Corona
Mana rolled 2d100 and got 82, 41 ( Total: 123 ) for 60 to Danger (3)
Theodore: "What's she saying anyways, and why's she sayin' it to you, though?"
[OOC] Aurora: -120/40 for Corona, yeah
Mana: Hitting for [147-120] and [147-40]!
[OOC] Xsaieta: what's the corona syntax exactly, how does- ah thanks
Mana: There's a sense of tension in the air… Danger (3)!
[OOC] Mana: the syntax was "don't subtract it just yet I'm gonna call it"
[OOC] Mana: <3
[OOC] Xsaieta: HP: 190/375, MP: 375/375, SoS: 93 - Deprotect (2)
Mana: Battle order: Theodore [B]:0 Lampvine B [B]:3 Alexander [F]:14 Lampvine A [B]:20 Aurora [F]:24 Frenzy [F]:28 Xsaieta [F]:30 Toth [B]:39
Mana: Status for Frenzy [F] : [======== ] Upswing(1) Brave(1) Corona 40(4)
Mana: Status for Lampvine A [B] : [= ]
Mana: Status for Lampvine B [B] : [==========]
Mana: Theodore!
[OOC] Mana: oh one sec, you need more information - that's Danger[24](3).
Theodore slams his staff into the ground. [CT15]
[OOC] Xsaieta: HP: 190/375, MP: 375/375, SoS: 93 - Deprotect (2),Danger [24] (3)
Mana: Lampvine B bops Xsaieta! The strike from Frenzy suddenly stings - [24]!
Mana rolled 1d100 and got 7 ( Total: 7 )
Mana rolled d8+42 and got 8 ( Total: 50.0 )
Mana: "I'm.. I'm glad you understand." Frenzy says, steadying herself on the railing. Her other arm isn't obeying her at all.
[OOC] Xsaieta: HP: 116/375, MP: 375/375, SoS: 93 - Deprotect (2),Danger [24] (3)
Mana: For 50 physical damage to Xsaieta!
Mana: Battle order: Alexander [F]:0 Theodore [B]:1 Lampvine A [B]:6 Aurora [F]:10 Frenzy [F]:14 Xsaieta [F]:16 Lampvine B [B]:21 Toth [B]:25
Mana: Alexander!
Alexander sets up another Ambush Line between the railings. Really need to trip her up! [20D]
Mana: Theodore!
[OOC] Alexander: HP: 375/375, MP: 210/375, SoS: 93
Theodore points towards Xsaieta and directs the healing waves towards him! [Pinch Heal] [27D]
Theodore rolled d12+120 and got 1 ( Total: 121.0 )
[OOC] Xsaieta: HP: 237/375, MP: 375/375, SoS: 93 - Deprotect (2),Danger [24] (3)
[OOC] Theodore: that procs danger though :D
[OOC] Mana: 24]!
[OOC] Xsaieta: fml
[OOC] Xsaieta: HP: 213/375, MP: 375/375, SoS: 93 - Deprotect (2),Danger [24] (3)
Mana: Lampvine A bops Xsaieta.
Mana rolled 1d100 and got 31 ( Total: 31 )
Mana rolled d8+42 and got 2 ( Total: 44.0 )
Mana: Hitting for 44 physical damage. And [24], from the sting of Danger.
[OOC] Xsaieta: HP: 145/375, MP: 375/375, SoS: 93 - Deprotect (2),Danger [24] (3)
Mana: …Its vines get all tangled up in the ambush wire!
Alexander rolled d10+80 and got 2 ( Total: 82.0 ) for Delayed by 10!
Mana: The snap of the wire rips it to shreds - it's defeated!
Mana: Battle order: Aurora [F]:0 Frenzy [F]:4 Xsaieta [F]:6 Alexander [F]:10 Lampvine B [B]:11 Toth [B]:15 Theodore [B]:18
Mana: Aurora!
Aurora …keeps shielding herself. [Steelguard, 44D]
Mana: Frenzy averts her gaze as the blades burst out of her, dripping, waving this way and that. Shadow pools at her feet as she delivers a huge, streaking slice to Xsaieta, and another to Alexander!
Mana rolled 2d100 and got 8, 96 ( Total: 104 ) for 80 apiece [Dark Hunt x2]
Alexander manages to duck under the blow!
Mana rolled d8*2.5+72*2.5 and got 1 ( Total: 182.5 ) for shade weakness upswing deprotect bravery, I'm -so sorry-.
[OOC] Xsaieta: you're not sorry at all :<
Mana: Slicing into Xsaieta for 182 physical Shade damage!
[OOC] Xsaieta: is Corona still in effect
[OOC] Mana: OH. Yes it is! Corona for -40.
[OOC] Xsaieta: HP: 3/375, MP: 375/375, SoS: 93 - Deprotect (2),Danger [24] (3)
Mana: Battle order: Xsaieta [F]:0 Alexander [F]:4 Lampvine B [B]:5 Toth [B]:9 Theodore [B]:12 Frenzy [F]:24 Aurora [F]:38
Mana: Status for Frenzy [F] : [======== ] Downswing(1) Corona 40(3)
Mana: Status for Lampvine B [B] : [==========]
Mana: Xsaieta!
Xsaieta is dead! :D
Mana: It's okay, he'll get better!
Mana: Alexander!
[OOC] Xsaieta: HP: 0/375, MP: 375/375, SoS: 93
Alexander sets up another tripline. [Ambush Line, 20D]
Theodore: "Dang, now how am I going to cast without paying attention to my mana pool? That wasn't very nice, Frenzy."
Mana: Lampvine B snakes forward and smacks Alexander with the bell of its flower!
Mana rolled 1d100 and got 13 ( Total: 13 )
Mana rolled 1d10+56 and got 4 ( Total: 60.0 ) for 60 to Deprotect (3)
Also rolled 1d100 and got 99 [Total: 99 (High), Avg: 99.00]
Total: 159.0, Avg: 51.50
Alexander rolled d10+80 and got 9 ( Total: 89.0 ) for Delayed by 10!
Mana: Hitting him for 45 physical damage - since it's across rows - and no Deprotect. Line snaps into it for +10D and [89]!
[OOC] Alexander: HP: 315/375, MP: 165/375, SoS: 93
[OOC] Alexander: HP: 330/375, MP: 165/375, SoS: 93
Mana: Battle order: Theodore [B]:0 Alexander [F]:12 Frenzy [F]:12 Aurora [F]:26 Xsaieta [F]:28 Toth [B]:37 Lampvine B [B]:48
Mana: Status for Frenzy [F] : [======== ] Downswing(1) Corona 40(3)
Mana: Status for Lampvine B [B] : [====== ]
Mana: Theodore!
Theodore lets out a breath and slams his staff into the ground. [CT15]
Mana: Alexander!
Alexander keeps setting up those triplines like they're going out of style. [20D]
Mana: Frenzy delivers a clumsy pair of violet-shrouded kicks to Alexander and Aurora. [Dark Hunt]x2!
Mana rolled 2d100 and got 92, 60 ( Total: 152 )
Mana rolled d8*0.5+72*0.5 and got 2 ( Total: 37.0 )
Also rolled 1d100 and got 100 [Total: 100 (High), Avg: 100.00]
Total: 137.0, Avg: 51.00
Mana: Hitting for 37 physical Shade damage!
[OOC] Aurora: HP: 172/420, MP: 225/360, SoS: 105 - Deprotect (1),Slow (2)
Mana: Oh, I forgot Deprotect - throw another [18] on that, I think.
Mana: Battle order: Theodore [B]:0 Aurora [F]:11 Xsaieta [F]:13 Alexander [F]:17 Toth [B]:22 Frenzy [F]:33 Lampvine B [B]:33
Mana: Status for Frenzy [F] : [======== ] Upswing(1) Corona 40(2)
Mana: Status for Lampvine B [B] : [====== ]
Mana: Theodore!
Theodore cast [Pinch Heal] on Aurora! [27D]
[OOC] Aurora: That was including the Deprotect
Theodore rolled d12+120 and got 8 ( Total: 128.0 )
Alexander rolled d10+80 and got 3 ( Total: 83.0 ) for Delayed by 10!
[OOC] Mana: Oh! Good.
Mana: The line snaps into Frenzy for [83]!
Mana: Pinch heal restores!
Mana: Alexander!
Mana: Er, no wait, Aurora!
Mana: Battle order: Aurora [F]:0 Xsaieta [F]:2 Alexander [F]:6 Toth [B]:11 Theodore [B]:16 Frenzy [F]:22 Lampvine B [B]:22
Mana: Status for Frenzy [F] : [====== ] Upswing(1) Corona 40(2)
Mana: Status for Lampvine B [B] : [====== ]
Aurora frowns, and keeps on defending for now. [Steelguard, 52D]
[OOC] Aurora: HP: 300/420, MP: 225/360, SoS: 105 - Deprotect (0),Slow (1)
Mana: Battle order: Alexander [F]:0 Toth [B]:5 Theodore [B]:10 Frenzy [F]:16 Lampvine B [B]:16 Xsaieta [F]:36 Aurora [F]:46
Mana: Alexander!
Alexander sets up another Ambush Line. [20D]
[OOC] Alexander: HP: 330/375, MP: 75/375, SoS: 93
Mana: Theodore!
Mana: Battle order: Theodore [B]:0 Frenzy [F]:6 Lampvine B [B]:6 Alexander [F]:10 Xsaieta [F]:26 Toth [B]:35 Aurora [F]:36
Theodore kicks his staff up into the air, reaches into his duster, then pulls out a musket. [22D]
Mana: Frenzy runs towards Aurora, blades bursting from her chest, slicing into her over and over! [Sweetsweet Sorrow]x2!
Mana rolled 2d100 and got 16, 58 ( Total: 74 ) for 90 apiece
Mana rolled 1d12*2+120*2 and got 6 ( Total: 252.0 )
Also rolled 1d12*2+120*2 and got 12 [Total: 264.0 (High), Avg: 12.00]
Also rolled 2d100 and got 67, 98 [Total: 165 (High), Avg: 82.50]
Total: 681.0, Avg: 45.75
Mana: Hitting her twice for 252, 264 physical Undine damage! Sprays of nectar crisscross the walkway in her wake, glistening like frozen glass.
[OOC] Aurora: HP: 69/420, MP: 225/360, SoS: 105 - Slow (1)
Alexander rolled d10+80 and got 7 ( Total: 87.0 ) for Delayed by 10!
Mana: Lampvine B smacks Alexander!
Mana rolled 1d100 and got 39 ( Total: 39 )
Mana rolled 1d10*0.75+56*0.75 and got 10 ( Total: 49.5 )
Also rolled 1d100 and got 86 [Total: 86 (High), Avg: 86.00]
Total: 135.5, Avg: 48.00
Mana: Hitting him for 49 physical damage!
Alexander does, indeed, get Bopped.
Mana: Battle order: Alexander [F]:0 Theodore [B]:12 Xsaieta [F]:16 Toth [B]:25 Aurora [F]:26 Lampvine B [B]:41 Frenzy [F]:52
Mana: Status for Frenzy [F] : [===== ] Downswing(1) Corona 40(1)
Mana: Status for Lampvine B [B] : [====== ]
Mana: Alexander!
Alexander hands Aurora a Salve. [40D]
Mana: Theodore!
Alexander rolled d6+48 and got 2 ( Total: 50.0 ) for +25% to next Recovery
[OOC] Aurora: HP: 114/420, MP: 225/360, SoS: 105 - Slow (1)
Theodore spins the rifle around and goes to slam it into the ground, then stops and decides that is *perhaps* ont the bets idea in the world. After a moment he gentle rest the butt against the ground, and begins charging a spell. [CT15}
Mana: Battle order: Aurora [F]:0 Theodore [B]:1 Alexander [F]:14 Lampvine B [B]:15 Frenzy [F]:26 Xsaieta [F]:30 Toth [B]:39
Mana: Aurora!
Aurora points her sword at Frenzy again, bringing the dimming light back to full brightness! [Corona, 40D, -120/-40 for (6)]
[OOC] Aurora: HP: 114/420, MP: 180/360, SoS: 105 - Slow (0)
Mana: Theodore, now!
Theodore picks the musket up with one hand, while waving his other towards Aurora. [Pinch Heal] [22D]
Theodore rolled d12+120,125% and got 7 ( Total: 158.75 )
Mana: Alexander!
Mana: Frenzy breathes heavily.
Mana: "If I had that power with me, then…" She eyes Xsaieta and Toth, lying collapsed on the ground.
Theodore: "What power?"
[OOC] Aurora: HP: 272/420, MP: 180/360, SoS: 105
Mana: "Healing…?"
Theodore: "Oh."
Alexander hands Aurora another Salve. [40D]
Alexander rolled d6+48 and got 3 ( Total: 51.0 ) for +25% to next Recovery
Theodore: "Well then you'd be doing a lot less damage and Toth and Xsaieta would probably both still be standing."
Theodore: "So…"
Theodore: "You'd be even worse off."
[OOC] Aurora: HP: 323/420, MP: 180/360, SoS: 105
Mana: "…Yeah, I guess you're right."
Theodore: "Healing's only useful with you've got strong friends that stick with you."
Mana: Lampvine B smacks Aurora. It's doing its best!
Mana rolled 1d100 and got 99 ( Total: 99 )
Aurora doesn't think it's best is very much at all.
Mana: Battle order: Theodore [B]:0 Frenzy [F]:3 Xsaieta [F]:7 Toth [B]:16 Aurora [F]:17 Alexander [F]:31 Lampvine B [B]:37
Mana: Theodore!
Theodore: "But uh. It's time to end this now, I think."
Mana: She looks up, covering her face. "E…eh?"
Theodore holds the musket out in front of himself, and it begins to glow and hum. Mush louder than the last time he did this with his staff. He takes a deep breath, aims, then fires at Frenzy. [Mystic Invasion]
Theodore rolled 1d100 and got 49 ( Total: 49 ) for 100/10
Theodore rolled d12+192 and got 1 ( Total: 193.0 )
Theodore: "All yours, Alex!"
Mana: Rips through her! [193]!
[OOC] Mana: What's the delay?
[OOC] Theodore: 42D! My bad
Theodore: "S'holy weapon, by the way." Theodore waves the smoke away form his face as the glowing and humming dies down.
Mana: Frenzy delivers a pair of violet shrouded kicks to Aurora! [Dark Hunt x2]
Mana rolled 2d100 and got 98, 30 ( Total: 128 )
Mana rolled d8*0.75+72*0.75 and got 4 ( Total: 57.0 )
Also rolled 1d100 and got 71 [Total: 71 (High), Avg: 71.00]
Total: 128.0, Avg: 37.50
Mana: Hitting for 57 physical Shade damage!
[OOC] Aurora: HP: 286/420, MP: 180/360, SoS: 105
Mana: Battle order: Aurora [F]:0 Frenzy [F]:12 Alexander [F]:14 Lampvine B [B]:20 Theodore [B]:25 Xsaieta [F]:30 Toth [B]:39
Mana: Status for Frenzy [F] : [== ] Upswing(1) Corona 40(5)
Mana: Status for Lampvine B [B] : [====== ]
Mana: Aurora!
Aurora errs on the side of caution, and puts her guard back up. [Steelguard, 44D]
Mana: Frenzy's blades burst out, and she rips into Aurora with [Sweetsweet Sorrow]!
Mana rolled 2d100 and got 55, 12 ( Total: 67 ) for 90 apiece
Mana rolled 1d12*2+120*2 and got 12 ( Total: 264.0 )
Also rolled 1d12*2+120*2 and got 9 [Total: 258.0 (High), Avg: 9.00]
Total: 522.0, Avg: 10.50
Mana: Hitting twice for 264, 258 physical Undine damage!
Mana rolled 2d100 and got 49, 61 ( Total: 110 )
Mana: Clings to her - Slow (3)!
[OOC] Aurora: HP: 45/420, MP: 180/360, SoS: 105
[OOC] Aurora: HP: 45/420, MP: 180/360, SoS: 105 - Slow (3)
Mana: Battle order: Alexander [F]:0 Lampvine B [B]:6 Theodore [B]:11 Xsaieta [F]:16 Toth [B]:25 Aurora [F]:30 Frenzy [F]:44
Mana: Status for Frenzy [F] : [== ]Downswing (1) Corona 40(4)
Mana: Status for Lampvine B [B] : [====== ]
Alexander kicks Frenzy! [40D]
Alexander rolled 1d100 and got 65 ( Total: 65 )
Mana: Catches her in the gut! Cracks spider through her!
Alexander rolled d10+80 and got 10 ( Total: 90.0 )
Mana: Battle order: Lampvine B [B]:0 Theodore [B]:5 Xsaieta [F]:10 Toth [B]:19 Aurora [F]:24 Alexander [F]:34 Frenzy [F]:38
Mana: Status for Frenzy [F] : [= ] Downswing(1) Corona 40(4)
Mana: Status for Lampvine B [B] : [====== ]
Mana: Lampvine B [Smacks] Aurora!
Mana rolled 1d100 and got 66 ( Total: 66 )
Mana rolled 1d10*0.75+56*0.75 and got 4 ( Total: 45.0 )
Also rolled 1d100 and got 68 [Total: 68 (High), Avg: 68.00]
Total: 113.0, Avg: 36.00
Mana: Hitting her for 45 physical damage!
Mana: Theodore!
[OOC] Aurora: HP: 40/420, MP: 180/360, SoS: 105 - Slow (3)
Aurora doesn't even flinch.
Mana: Battle order: Theodore [B]:0 Xsaieta [F]:5 Toth [B]:14 Aurora [F]:19 Alexander [F]:29 Frenzy [F]:33 Lampvine B [B]:40
Mana: Status for Frenzy [F] : [= ] Downswing(1) Corona 40(4)
Mana: Status for Lampvine B [B] : [====== ]
Theodore pulls out a small pouch of powder and pellets, and loads the gun. [22D]
Theodore rolled 1d100 and got 7 ( Total: 7 ) for 95 ;DDDDD
Theodore: "Go nuts on her!"
Mana: Battle order: Aurora [F]:0 Theodore [B]:3 Alexander [F]:10 Frenzy [F]:14 Lampvine B [B]:21 Xsaieta [F]:26 Toth [B]:35
Mana: Aurora!
Mana: The Lampvine flower bounces up and down on its vine, its tongue hanging out jeeringly.
Aurora pulls a Chocolate Bar out of her pouch, eating it quickly. [40D, +200 thanks to Salve]
[OOC] Aurora: HP: 240/420, MP: 180/360, SoS: 105 - Slow (2)
Theodore lets out a sigh, then fires into Fenzy again, this time without the barrel of the weapon glowing. [42D]
Theodore rolled 1d100 and got 5 ( Total: 5 ) for 100/10
Mana: It's a critical hit!
Theodore rolled d12+96,200% and got 11 ( Total: 214.0 )
[OOC] Mana: 214]! She slumps, and her body begins glowing. There's a sharp ringing in the air… […
Mana: But anyway, there's a plant to take care of. Alexander!
Alexander lashes out with a kick at the plant! [40D]
Alexander rolled 1d100 and got 70 ( Total: 70 )
Alexander rolled d10+80 and got 9 ( Total: 89.0 )
Mana: It's a hit! [89!]
Theodore pauses for a moment, glancing up into the sky. Or, well, the ceiling above the city heart.
Mana: Lampvine B bops Alexander.
Mana rolled 1d100 and got 9 ( Total: 9 )
Mana rolled d8+42 and got 1 ( Total: 43.0 )
Mana: For 43 physical damage. Bop!
[OOC] Alexander: HP: 238/375, MP: 75/375, SoS: 93
Mana: Battle order: Aurora [F]:0 Theodore [B]:5 Alexander [F]:10 Lampvine B [B]:13 Xsaieta [F]:26 Toth [B]:35
Mana: Status for Lampvine B [B] : [== ]
Mana: Aurora!
Aurora lashes out at the Lampvine! [Attack, 44D]
Aurora rolled 1d100 and got 46 ( Total: 46 ) for 90
Aurora rolled 1d10+80 and got 5 ( Total: 85.0 )
Mana: Slash! It's defeated!
Theodore: "Phew."
Mana: Frenzy begins glowing. There's a sharp sound in the air - the vines are cracking, the spiderwebs rotting away, the earth shifting. Beams of light shoot out from her, one after another, cracks forming all along her.
Mana: "This is exactly, this is exactly what-" She stammers, fingers wrenching, as she paws uselessly at the ground beneath her.
Theodore closes one eye, but keeps his stared eye on Frenzy's form. "Yeah?"
Mana: A goblin walks up to her. It looks down at her.
Mana: And it… unzips. With a ziiiip! Coming open into a little pool of goblin on the floor.
Theodore: "Wh…"
Aurora: "…Umm…"
Mana: Al-Aldin sticks his head out. He looks at Xsaieta and Mr. Toth.
Mana: "…I'm impressed. This is an awkward way to do this, but I couldn't… Ahem."
Mana: He points his finger at a nearby goblin. [Soul Steal.] He points his finger at what's left of Frenzy. He grabs onto her. He drags her with him.
Mana: The goblin rezips.
Theodore spins around, pointing his gun at Al-Aldin. "Leave the heart alone, yeah?"
[OOC] Mana: Got 31 AP. Got 1320 EXP. Got 264 Lucre.
Mana: He's gone.
Theodore lets out a breath, tucking his musket back away after Al-Aldin is out of sight and sound range, thne goes to pick up his staff.
Theodore: "Toth had the cup of wishes, right?"
Mana: One of the remaining goblins - next to the one that exploded in a clatter of bones a second ago - answers for Al-Aldin. "M…maybe for now!"
Mana: Before they all run off.
Aurora lets out a breath, resheathing her sword once they're all gone. "…I don't like how she basically got away."
Theodore: "Well, she knows we're stronger now at least. So… thta should be less of an issue."
Theodore: "You alright? NOt that I have the mana to fix everyone up."
[OOC] Alexander: HP: 263/400, MP: 100/400, SoS: 100
Theodore spins his staff around, slams it into the ground, waits a moment, then gestures towards Toth as a enormous column of energy appears high in the sky and slams into him. [Light Pillar]
Theodore rolled d12+120 and got 11 ( Total: 131.0 ) for revive
[OOC] Toth: [SHP: 50] HP: 131/375, MP: 67/390, SoS: 93
[OOC] Theodore: HP: 390/390, MP: 60/390, SoS: 97
Toth opens his eyes.
Toth: "…still here, huh?"
Toth: "How'd it go?"
Alexander: "It was a grueling battle, but we got the best of her."
Theodore: "Yup. Had to shoot her a few times and Aurora was probably worse off than she'd have liked for most of the end stretch, but."
Theodore: "I'm also out of go juice so if you wanna either get Xsaieta up, or help me lug him to the hot springs…?"
Toth staggers up to a knee. "Yeah, I'll help, just let me…"
Toth limps over to the Heart, and places a hand upon it.
Theodore: "Did you know, though, that if you unzip a goblin, tinier goblins spill out?"
Toth: "Uh…?"
Toth: "I… didn't know that, no."
[OOC] Alexander: [SHP: 50] HP: 263/400, MP: 100/400, SoS: 100 - Wait For It (6)
Toth isn't quite sure what he's feeling around for, but…
Theodore: "Al-Aldin used that weird Shade revive on Frenzy and left with her too, by the way."
Mana: It's not healing around the slashes left in it.
Mana: The Heart is warm - hot to the touch. Possibly even painful, if you kept your hand there.
Alexander moves to pick up Xsai in a fireman's carry.
Toth pulls his hand away, even though it's not like he can get much -more- hurt.
Toth: "Then we'll have to deal with Al-Aldin sooner, rather than later."
Toth: "Heart can't take much more of this."
Xsaieta winds up with his tail looped around Alexander after only the third day, if only by the sheer accident of physics.
Toth joins the group.
Theodore: "Well, I don't think he'll be a problem for a bit longer, but." Theodore rolls a shrug.
Toth: "Fair enough…"
Theodore: "So uh."
Theodore: "…Which way was gnome from here?"
Toth: "You… I'm pretty sure we just go down this pipe, and have to cut across Shade…"
Toth: "No, too risky."
Toth: "We could use my cellar."
Toth: "Just climb back up to Wisp and head that way."
Theodore: "Alright then."
Theodore starts heading up.
Mana: Even though the vines and the webbing is gone, the strange, quartzy rock is still everywhere, thick like a scab over parts of the wall in places, usually under pipes, near the joining of metal pipes.
Aurora: "Sounds like a plan to me…"
Mana: There's a pair of young workers, one of them a girl in overalls, a hood over her head that meet you on your way out of the foundry -
Mana: "So, uh, all the goblins, are they… are they gone?"
Toth: "For now."
Toth: "But… it's a respite."
Toth: "Thank you for your hard work," he nods to her.
Theodore: "Keep an eye out, yeah? Especially for the leaders thta look like people."
Aurora: "Or almost like people."
Toth: "Or just a goblin with 'Human' written on its helmet."
Mana: "Har - yeah, yeah, exactly. You're… welcome."
Mana: "(Damn, and I thought the Vipers were bad enough.)" The other one says to her. "(Shut it, we're behind schedule.)"
Toth leads the way to the World's Wheel…
Mana: The earth has closed back up in Wisp, as if Frenzy has already been forgotten.
Mana: Penguins are bustling about everywhere. Compensating people for their damages! Ordering about repairs!
Mana: It's a busy morning.
Mana: And so it was written.

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