Mana P4y1s16

Mana: And so it was written: Pokiehlember 4th, Year 1, Undine's Day. Night - a thick, foggy, dew-flecked night - falls on the city of Titania.
Mana: The lift in the tower of Jinn gently descends through mostly-empty floors, its surfaces shining in amber-gold.
Wilhelmine looks over at the guard presumably escorting her out. "I have one more matter of business. May I?"
Mana: He looks away for a moment, touching the hilt of his sword behind his shoulder. "To where?"
Wilhelmine: "Do you know where the Jinn temple is?"
Mana: "It's among the other tombs, in the Engraved Gardens," He says, after a moment's thought.
Wilhelmine: "As I thought."
Wilhelmine chuckles. "The gardens at night. I chose either the best or worst time for this."
Mana: "Certainly more contemplative, isn't it? I'll show you there."
Mana: The doors slide open on the bottom floor of the tower.
Mana: The gardens are hazy with nightmist - the amblers that circulate along the roads are fewer, most of them older, one even Ironclad.
Mana: Lanterns barely light the footpaths. After a moment's hesitation, and with a brief nod, the escort begins to lead the way.
Xsaieta is leaning, impeccably, elegantly, composedly, a little bit lewdly given the precise positions involved, against a relevant statue of… someone. It really doesn't matter who. It's conveniently on the way.
Xsaieta whistles a little atonal set of notes in greeting as soon as he catches sight of Wilhelmine, disentangling himself from the statue.
Mana: Wilhelmine's escort - dressed in robes of office, a long scimitar carried on his back - points a lantern at Xsaieta. "A friend of yours?"
Wilhelmine: "I know him, though we're not too familiar."
Wilhelmine: "He's more intimate with the statue than with myself."
Mana: "One of the Pure Hearts…?"
Mana: "Then it can't be helped." He continues on, leading the way.
Wilhelmine waves at Xsai to follow. "Though I'm sure he'd prefer my company. Right?"
Mana: To, at the backside of the gardens, nestled directly against the walls that encircle the district - [the Tomb of Jinn.]
Mana: Marble pillars line the entrance to the crypt, just in front of a water pool bottomed with bright-white and black stones, like a giant's go board was upturned into it.
Xsaieta perches on the edge of the tomb for a moment, all angles, before hopping down and sauntering towards the escort and Wilhelmine. "Good evening and certainly." To the escort: "Imperial imprimatur, friend of the Lady Via's, privilege of being a Pure Heart… I could go on, really. I'm made of credentials." Back to Wilhelmine: "Where are we headed?"
Xsaieta: "…ah."
Mana: "Here, it seems."
Mana: "…Though I'll go no further."
Wilhelmine: "Didn't expect you to. Thank you."
Wilhelmine: To Xsaieta: "Ever wanted to meet a spirit?"
Xsaieta: "All my life."
Wilhelmine: "Then here's your chance."
Xsaieta: "What do you make of the rabbit hole our friends seem to have tumbled down earlier this evening, by the way?"
Wilhelmine speaks with icy disdain. "I'll have no part of it. Not yet, anyhow."
Xsaieta chuckles, lashing his tail back and forth. "They were certainly being loud enough."
Mana: The escort gives Xsaieta an inquisitive look, for a moment.
Xsaieta stage whispers: "(We've got telephones.)"
Wilhelmine: "Something of the sort."
Xsaieta: "(Wait, that probably doesn't even help.)"
Wilhelmine: "(No.)"
Xsaieta: "(Damnit.)"
Mana: The archway into the crypt is wide open.
Xsaieta gives the escort an apologetic smile, and saunters in.
Mana: The stone around you is a dull, deep violet, and a thick black smoke, gently warm, curls at your feet, disturbed by your entry.
Mana: The careful ear can hear a distant sizzle, in the walls - there's a slow burning going on, somewhere in the ducts of the tomb.
Mana: In the antechamber, the walls are engraved with the histories of emperors - friezes of the founding of Titania, honorings of long-forgotten titles.
Mana: It's a small, circular chamber, with a sphere of clear crystal sitting on a pedestal in the middle.
Mana: A smoke-shrouded staircase leads downwards.
Wilhelmine examines the walls. Is Irwin - or the current Emperor, that is - anywhere on there?
Xsaieta reaches down, trails his hand in the smoke, picks some of it up in his hand and blows it away with carefully pursed lips. "This is the point where I shamefully admit I haven't a Jinn unlock to my name, I suppose." He glances at the crystal sphere, regretfully- and then tilts his head at the staircase. "Unless- it seems someone else already opened the way?"
Mana: Seems only the dead Emperors are mentioned here.
Mana: The tinged smoke lingers in the palm of your hand tenaciously even under your breath. It has a strange, viscous quality.
Wilhelmine: "Possibly. We can come back here if that opens something else."
Wilhelmine: "Though I do have a thought. If you take something's name, can you give it to me?"
Wilhelmine: "One of our friends on the walls here, preferably."
Xsaieta: "I could certainly try. I've got a name up my sleeve, actually, if you'd like to start with that for practise?"
Wilhelmine: "Whose?"
Xsaieta: "Our dear friend Vladislav was attacked by an unlovely grudge dragon. It had one too many names in its possession, so I 'borrowed' one."
Xsaieta: "I don't really have much use for it any more, although I suppose we'll probably encounter more. I don't see Vladislav getting any hints any time soon."
Wilhelmine: "If I may, then?" She holds out her hand, hoping to fill the _ Shot's chamber with this.
Xsaieta pulls something intangible from the folds of his kaleidoscope robe and gently places it in Wilhelmine's hand. [-Ash Claw]
[OOC] Mana: Ash Claw Shot - [W]+3, CoS: W-20. Inflicts Shade weapon damage and Zombie (4). No other cost.
Xsaieta: "Ahahahah, oh my goodness. That actually worked, didn't it?"
Xsaieta grins from ear to ear.
Wilhelmine: "It seems so. Though it's Shade-aligned."
Xsaieta: "Somehow, that seems appropriate. If rather less useful."
Wilhelmine: "Quite."
Xsaieta: "Anyways, shall we? There -is- a staircase. I won't tell anyone we took the Wisp option here if you don't."
Wilhelmine: "It only seems like a Wisp option."
Xsaieta heads towards the staircase. "Straightforward, kind of obvious. The second you've said 'it only seems like the Wisp option' you're not taking the Wisp option any more."
Wilhelmine heads on down.
Mana: The thick smoke rises about you, filling a long hallway, almost too dense to see. There's something noxious in it - the instinct is to hold one's breath.
Xsaieta: "You know, it occurs to me that we've both quite literally clothed ourselves in the Wisp, haven't we?" He smiles companionably and keeps an eye out, inasmuch as one can.
Mana: There's a monster waddling about in the center of the hallway - an especially large goose, dressed in a hooded robe.
Xsaieta: "Wilhelmine."
Wilhelmine: "Xsaieta."
Wilhelmine: "No, you didn't inhale too much incense."
Xsaieta: "Would you say… that that goose is especially large?" He faces it with the side of his body, warily.
Xsaieta takes a deep breath, and coughs. "Really, I would expect this sort of thing from the Gnome temple."
Xsaieta: "The… incense so thick you can cut it with a knife, that is."
[OOC] Mana: It's probably going to Poison you in (8).
Wilhelmine: "Knowing you, you'd even try that. Shall we finish this quickly?"
Xsaieta: "Oh, I certainly would." He draws his blade!
Mana: There's a grinding of stone and a black stone slab juts out into the smoke from the side, the eye design on the front of it gleaming threateningly!
Mana: Battle order: Wilhelmine [F]:0 Xsaieta [F]:17 Sage Goose [F]:21 Solid Eye [F]:22
Mana: Status for Sage Goose [F] : [==========]
Mana: Status for Solid Eye [F] : [==========]
Xsaieta: "I think I'd be willing to bet lucre that activating that sphere clears away the smoke, though."
Mana: Wilhelmine!
Wilhelmine: "Now that you mention it, perhaps."
Wilhelmine: "But we don't have the means to do so until we get a Jinn-aligned name, do we?"
Xsaieta: "See, that's the difference. In the Gnome temple you'd activate the crystal sphere and then the hotboxing would start."
Xsaieta: "I'll do my best."
Wilhelmine crouches into a low stance, and orange orbs of flame circle her wrists. [Dragon Dance, 15D]
Mana: And again!
Mana: Battle order: Wilhelmine [F]:0 Xsaieta [F]:2 Sage Goose [F]:6 Solid Eye [F]:7
Wilhelmine starts to lay into the robed figure. You could say its goose is cooked. [Sneak Attack, 10D]
Wilhelmine rolled 1d100 and got 89 ( Total: 89 ) for 80
Mana: It squawks and hops back, bobbing its head!
Mana: Xsaieta!
Mana: The Solid Eye flashes, firing a [Shock Ray] at Wilhelmine!
Mana rolled d8*0.5+42*0.5 and got 5 ( Total: 23.5 )
Mana: For 23 magical Jinn damage, into resistance, I believe.
Xsaieta darts behind it while Wilhelmine is distracting it and cuts into it viciously! [Sucker Punch D35]
Xsaieta rolled 1d100 and got 97 ( Total: 97 ) for 5/85
Xsaieta: "Really?"
Mana: It flaps madly, feathers flying everywhere!
[OOC] Wilhelmine: HP: 450/530, MP: 320/530, SoS: 132
Mana: The Eye fires another [Shock Ray]!
Mana rolled d8+42 and got 7 ( Total: 49.0 )
[OOC] Wilhelmine: HP: 450/530, MP: 239/530, SoS: 132
Mana: For 49 magical Jinn damage to Xsaieta, as a thin beam of arcing sparks cuts through the smoke!
Wilhelmine: "Target acquired?"
Xsaieta: "I wonder if it's punishing us for not using spears."
Xsaieta: "Aversive therapy."
Wilhelmine: "It tickles." [3]
Mana: Battle order: Sage Goose [F]:0 Solid Eye [F]:1 Wilhelmine [F]:4 Xsaieta [F]:31
Mana: The Sage Goose flaps into the air, sending a twister at Xsaieta!
Mana rolled 1d100 and got 16 ( Total: 16 )
Mana rolled 1d10+70 and got 3 ( Total: 73.0 )
Mana: For 73 physical ranged Jinn damage!
Mana: Solid Eye slumbers…
Mana: Battle order: Wilhelmine [F]:0 Xsaieta [F]:27 Solid Eye [F]:37 Sage Goose [F]:39
Mana: Status for Sage Goose [F] : [==========]
Mana: Status for Solid Eye [F] : [==========]
Mana: Wilhelmine!
Wilhelmine: "Hmm. Shall we split up?"
Xsaieta: "Hm?"
Wilhelmine: "Later on, possibly. For now - "
Wilhelmine: And tenderized to follow on the earlier joke. [Sneak Attack on Sage Goose, 10D]
Wilhelmine rolled 1d100 and got 6 ( Total: 6 ) for 80
Mana: Hits the weakness!
Wilhelmine rolled d10*1.75+120*1.75 and got 3 ( Total: 215.25 ) for 1x Sneak Attack, Weakness
Mana: The Solid Eye fires a [Shock Ray] at Wilhelmine!
Xsaieta: "I feel as though we're already honouring the spirit of Jinn solitude by coming in here as just the two of us, really."
Mana rolled d8*0.5+42*0.5 and got 6 ( Total: 24.0 )
[OOC] Wilhelmine: 4].
Mana: Battle order: Wilhelmine [F]:0 Xsaieta [F]:17 Solid Eye [F]:27 Sage Goose [F]:29
Mana: Status for Sage Goose [F] : [===== ]
Mana: Status for Solid Eye [F] : [==========]
Mana: And again!
Wilhelmine: "That was the idea."
Wilhelmine strikes once more! [Sneak Attack, 10D]
Wilhelmine rolled 1d100 and got 29 ( Total: 29 ) for 80
Mana: Hits the weakness!
Mana: Wilhelmine gets to shrug off the zap of another [Shock Ray].
Mana rolled d8*0.5+42*0.5 and got 5 ( Total: 23.5 )
Wilhelmine rolled d8*2.75+90*2.25 and got 4 ( Total: 213.5 ) for 2x Sneak Attack, 1x Cloud Kata, Weakness, also whoops last one was KICK damage, so bump me up by 9D
[OOC] Mana: 213]!
Mana: Battle order: Xsaieta [F]:7 Solid Eye [F]:17 Wilhelmine [F]:19 Sage Goose [F]:19
Mana: Status for Sage Goose [F] : [ ]
Mana: Status for Solid Eye [F] : [==========]
Mana: It squawks angrily, barely hanging on!
Mana: Battle order: Xsaieta [F]:0 Solid Eye [F]:10 Wilhelmine [F]:12 Sage Goose [F]:12
Mana: Xsaieta!
Mana: Oh, and since I forgot. The goose goes squawk squawk squawk squawk - [Gets Serious x2]
Xsaieta squints at the goose for a moment, then - suddenly - in the blink of an eye - is all up there in its shit, stabbing it in the everywhere. [Blitz D35]
Xsaieta rolled 1d100 and got 17 ( Total: 17 ) for 5/145
Mana: It's a hit!
Mana: It explodes into a puff of feathers!
Xsaieta rolled d12+75,125% and got 10 ( Total: 106.25 )
Xsaieta roars fiercely! [Rampage] [Mop Up]
[OOC] Mana: 106]!
Mana: The Eye fires a [Shock Ray] at Xsaieta!
Mana rolled d8+42 and got 1 ( Total: 43.0 )
Mana: For 43 magical Jinn damage!
[OOC] Xsaieta: HP: 285/400, MP: 400/400, SoS: 100 - Probably Poison (6),Rampage (1),Mop Up (U)
Mana: The Eye begins casting [Gale]!
Mana: Battle order: Wilhelmine [F]:0 Solid Eye [F]:13 Xsaieta [F]:23
Mana: Status for Solid Eye [F] : [==========]
Mana: Wilhelmine!
Wilhelmine: "I think that's the one you want."
Wilhelmine starts her assault on the eye. [Sneak Attack Punch, 10D]
Wilhelmine rolled 1d100 and got 23 ( Total: 23 ) for 80
Mana: It's a hit!
Mana rolled d8*0.5+42*0.5 and got 2 ( Total: 22.0 )
Mana: Another Shock Ray glances off!
Wilhelmine rolled d8+90 and got 8 ( Total: 98.0 )
[OOC] Mana: 98]!
Mana: And again!
[OOC] Wilhelmine: HP bar? also does Shock Ray break Sneak Attack and Cloud Kata?
Mana: Battle order: Wilhelmine [F]:0 Solid Eye [F]:3 Xsaieta [F]:13
Mana: Status for Solid Eye [F] : [======== ]
[OOC] Mana: Yup!
[OOC] Wilhelmine: Hilarious!
Xsaieta: "Ahahaha, that's neat. I have to decide between stealing that name and giving it a swift, decisive merciful death."
Xsaieta: "I get it, Jinn Temple!"
Wilhelmine chuckles. "Now's as good a time as any." [Ash Claw Shot Kick, 22D]
Wilhelmine rolled 1d100 and got 45 ( Total: 45 ) for 60!
Mana: A trail of rippling ash arcs behind the kick - hits! Shade-resistant!
Mana: the Eye's Zombied (4)!
Xsaieta: "Man, the Wisp Temple's gotta be the most obvious, hiding-in-plain-sight thing, now I think about it."
Mana: She's briefly zapped by another one of many [Shock Rays].
Mana rolled d8*0.5+42*0.5 and got 2 ( Total: 22.0 ) for To little to no effect
Wilhelmine rolled d10*0.5+120*0.5 and got 1 ( Total: 60.5 )
Wilhelmine: "In the fountain was my guess."
Mana: A howling gale goes spiralling straight for Wilhelmine!
Mana rolled 1d12*0.5+84*0.5 and got 3 ( Total: 43.5 )
Xsaieta: "…ahahahahahhaa, yeah, you're probably right!"
Mana: For 43 magical Jinn damage!
Mana: Battle order: Xsaieta [F]:0 Wilhelmine [F]:9 Solid Eye [F]:21
Mana: Status for Solid Eye [F] : [======== ] Zombie(3)
Mana: Xsaieta!
Wilhelmine: "Well, it was so obvious, I didn't really bother … saying anything."
Wilhelmine: "I just sort of assumed everyone knew."
Xsaieta: "Okay, c'mere…" He saunters up to the Solid Eye, reaches in, and pulls out… [Name Stealer: Gale D15]
Xsaieta rolled 1d100 and got 35 ( Total: 35 ) for 70
Mana: Got it!
Mana: Battle order: Wilhelmine [F]:0 Xsaieta [F]:6 Solid Eye [F]:12
Mana: Wilhelmin!
Mana: Wilhelmine, of course, I mean to say.
Wilhelmine: Names are important!
Wilhelmine rears back her fist and punches the eye right in the retina. [Blindside Punch, 16D]
Wilhelmine rolled 1d100 and got 15 ( Total: 15 ) for 80
Wilhelmine rolled d8+90 and got 7 ( Total: 97.0 )
Mana: Pow! [97]!
Wilhelmine: "Mop it up."
Mana: Battle order: Xsaieta [F]:0 Solid Eye [F]:6 Wilhelmine [F]:10
Mana: Status for Solid Eye [F] : [====== ] Zombie(3)
Mana: Xsaieta!
Xsaieta: "Haha, you know it!" He roars and goes in for the kill! [Blitz]
Xsaieta rolled 1d100 and got 97 ( Total: 97 ) for 5/lots
[OOC] Xsaieta: GET FUCKING OWNED, SUGARLIPS
Mana: Chunks of rock go flying as Blitz scores a hit!
[OOC] Mana: PREDICTIONISM!!!
Xsaieta rolled d12+75,175% and got 6 ( Total: 141.75 )
[OOC] Mana: 141]!
Mana: Solid Eye begins casting _!
Mana: Battle order: Wilhelmine [F]:0 Solid Eye [F]:11 Xsaieta [F]:25
Mana: Status for Solid Eye [F] : [==== ] Zombie(3)
Mana: Wilhelmine!
Wilhelmine: "Hm. That … actually may have made it more dangerous for me."
[OOC] Xsaieta: HP: 237/400, MP: 400/400, SoS: 100 - Probably Poison (4),Mop Up (U)
Xsaieta: "Maybe it'll decide I'm an asshole and hit me?"
Xsaieta: "I mean, we've got this, really."
[OOC] Wilhelmine: Did a shock ray go off?
[OOC] Mana: Naw, reactions are optional
Wilhelmine nods. "Just in time to make a clean getaway, then." [Blindside Kick, 26D]
Wilhelmine rolled 1d100 and got 24 ( Total: 24 ) for 80
Wilhelmine rolled d10*1.25+120*1.25 and got 3 ( Total: 153.75 ) for Cloud Kata x1
[OOC] Mana: 153]!
Mana: The Solid Eye fires a spiral of energy at Wilhelmine!
Mana rolled 1d12+84 and got 5 ( Total: 89.0 )
Mana: For 89 magical damage!
Mana: Battle order: Xsaieta [F]:0 Wilhelmine [F]:1 Solid Eye [F]:17
Mana: Status for Solid Eye [F] : [= ] Zombie(2)
Mana: Xsaieta!
Xsaieta isn't taking any chances! [Blitz D35]
Xsaieta rolled 1d100 and got 30 ( Total: 30 ) for 5/lots
Mana: It's a hit!
Xsaieta rolled d12+75,125% and got 2 ( Total: 96.25 )
[OOC] Mana: 96]! It explodes!
[OOC] Wilhelmine: 150% right? Ravage + Blindside!
[OOC] Mana: Acted in between
[OOC] Wilhelmine: aha
Wilhelmine scuffles a 180 and heads back up the stairs, holding her breath.
[OOC] Mana: Got 1750 EXP. Got 350 Lucre. Got 5 AP!
Xsaieta follows Wilhelmine back up the stairs, swooshing his robes a bit to thin out the probably-poisoned incense.
Mana: You feel a little better now that you've had some fresh air!
Wilhelmine takes off her glove and shakes out the [Ash Claw], letting it dissipate and return to its original owner.
Mana: A gentle dusting of ash falls at your feet.
Xsaieta reaches into his robes and pulls out [Gale] this time, handing it to Wilhelmine.
Wilhelmine takes it and puts her duelling gloves back on. "Right, then."
[OOC] Mana: Gale Shot - CT15. D[W]-5. Inflicts Jinn-elemental weapon damage with an x1.2 power multiplier. MP: 60. CoS: W+10.
Wilhelmine raises her heel above the clear crystal on the pedestal. After staying in that position for a few more moments than seem comfortable, she lets her foot fall on the orb.
Mana: It bounces about the room a few times - ping! ping! ping! - before landing back in place, glowing with a swirling light.
Mana: A mighty wind blows throughout the crypt, and the poisonous smoke clears!
Xsaieta: "I like bein' right."
Wilhelmine: "It's a good feeling."
Wilhelmine reaches into her jacket for some Candy. [+80] [+80]
Wilhelmine: "Plenty more if you need some." [x11]
Xsaieta does take two candies, since they're being offered. "Thank you kindly."
Wilhelmine: "Down the stairs to get a name, back upstairs to clear the path of poison, and back down again."
Wilhelmine: "Told you it only seemed like the Wisp option."
Wilhelmine: "The starting point was obvious, but our actal path was rather circuitous."
Wilhelmine: "Anyway. Back down again?"
Xsaieta grins conspiratorially at Wilhelmine.
Xsaieta: "Why, certainly."
Mana: A long crypt hallway at the base of the stairs - it leads straight forward, past burial shelves for beloved Imperial servants, before opening up into a huge, circular room.
Mana: On the other end of that tremendous room, there's another staircase up, with moonlight falling on its steps.
Mana: But in between…
Mana: …Well, I'll tell you when you get there.
Xsaieta keeps on going forward, although not without the reverence due to the crypts of long-dead beloved Imperial servants. You don't just run through corridors in tombs, that would be rude. :(
Wilhelmine walks along calmly.
Mana: Careful now, or you'll fall: The hallway ends in a steep drop, down into a tremendous, circular pit, full of ashes. Watching over the room is a giant statue of an ancient Emperor - In one of his hands, he holds a set of scales, in the other, a book of law, open.
Mana: These are more or less in hopping distance of one another, leading across the room.
Xsaieta: "Odds on the statue coming alive and attacking us when we jump onto the scales?"
Xsaieta says, as he prepares to make the jump onto the scales.
Wilhelmine: "Pretty likely."
Xsaieta: "It'll be Viglum in a few minutes. Let's be glorious."
Wilhelmine takes a couple of steps back to time her jump to land right when he jumps to the next scale.
Xsaieta hops like he's just drunk an entire can of Toada.
Mana: And as soon as you touch down on the book -
Mana: Both of the doorways clot over with stained glass.
Xsaieta laughs with mad delight and satisfaction!
Wilhelmine: "Surprising no one."
Mana: There's a laughing, light and airy, as a seam is cut in the air over one of the scales.
Mana: From it emerges a figure, aloft on peacock-feathered wings, his limbs caged in brilliantly shining brass wire, sections of his skin carved out and replaced with gleaming glass. Inside him, strange fluids flow. Half his face is gone. In one hand, a long blade. He waves with the other.
Mana: "And a glorious evening to you. Coming to visit spirits, are we?"
Wilhelmine: "Something of the sort."
Mana: "Sadly, that's…" He waves his free finger in the air, playing with an invisible abacus.
Xsaieta looks the demon over, grinning.
Mana: "…Not exactly in the cards tonight."
Mana: "There's a higher order of things that must be obeyed. And this scheme, once set in motion…"
Mana: He buckles over, bursting into laughter in mid-air.
Mana: "Sorry, can't really say that with a straight-face."
Xsaieta: "It's cool."
Mana: He flings his blade into the air over the other scale, and it shudders for a moment - "Come on out, you big lug," the first fiend calls - and a huge, squat alligator-like being, oily-black and dripping, claws its way through, smiling on the scale.
Mana: It's eyeless, featureless, except for bumps of braille that flow over its black hide like voyaging clouds.
Mana: "I am Tal Grin" , the winged one says, coming to rest on the scale. He matches his companion's weight perfectly, it seems.
Mana: "The Will of the Heavens, myself."
Mana: "That thing is…"
Mana: "Gol Grin, who weighs and measures."
Mana: "I'm sure he'll do his best."
Xsaieta: "I mean, we don't even have the song of the spirits on us anyways, Vladislav's got it." He shrugs languidly, looking over the new fiend. "Hm. He's way less pretty."
Wilhelmine: "Do you happen to know a Noel Stram?"
Mana: "Hm-hm, can't say I do."
Wilhelmine: "Think you'd get along. I could always bring her."
Mana: Tal Grin spins his blade, grinning. "Always, always, always."
Mana: "I'm where the wind ceases, and I'm where time stops."
Mana: "All things in me are found wanting. Come, discover what it means to dance with a fiend!"
Mana: Battle order: Wilhelmine [F]:0 Xsaieta [F]:16 Tal Grin [F]:16 Gol Grin [F]:17 Judgement [L]:100
Mana: Status for Tal Grin [F] : [====================]
Mana: Status for Gol Grin [F] : [====================]
Mana: Wilhelmine!
Wilhelmine: "But I did that this morning."
Wilhelmine shrugs. "Though I could see your take on it too."
Xsaieta: "I think if there were a rule that said you could only dance with one fiend in any given day…"
Xsaieta: "Well, for one thing, he'd probably know, and for another, I'd probably smash it."
Wilhelmine crouches low. [Dragon Dance, 15D]
Mana: And again!
Mana: Battle order: Wilhelmine [F]:0 Xsaieta [F]:1 Tal Grin [F]:1 Gol Grin [F]:2 Judgement [L]:85
Xsaieta: "Also, you fiends really like your ticking timers, don't you?"
Mana: "What can I say?" Tal Grin says with a shrug.
Mana: "It's a theme."
Xsaieta: "Don't think I can't see your eyes darting up to the clock."
Wilhelmine leaps onto the oily brailligator's back, grabs onto it and rolls, then hurls it into the statue! [Sneak Attack Punch, 10D]
Wilhelmine rolled 1d100 and got 82 ( Total: 82 ) for 80
Wilhelmine: Or her hands could slip.
Mana: It wriggles itself free!
Mana: It really doesn't want to leave that platform, too.
Mana: Xsaieta!
Mana: Tal Grin looks over at it. "…Stupid thing."
Xsaieta darts behind Gol Grin, runs his fingers along his back curiously to read what's written there, then cuts deep with meteoric iron! [Sucker Punch]
Xsaieta rolled 1d100 and got 21 ( Total: 21 ) for 5/85
Mana: It's a hit!
Xsaieta rolled d12+133 and got 11 ( Total: 144 )
Mana: It's… the definitions of weights and measures. Some of which you've never heard of. It's an alligator shaped description - pow, [144]! - of some arcane metric system.
[OOC] Mana: 35D?
[OOC] Xsaieta: 35D, yup sorry
[OOC] Mana: 122], sorry!
[OOC] Wilhelmine: 22 ARM?
Mana: Ah, no, [124].
Mana: Tal Grin turns his back on the party for a moment, drawing something in the air. [Wandering Twister in CT20]!
Mana: "Pardon me a moment…"
Mana: Gol Grin snarls and slashes into Wilhelmine with a foreclaw!
Mana rolled 1d100 and got 85 ( Total: 85 )
Mana: But it can't catch her!
Mana: Battle order: Wilhelmine [F]:0 Tal Grin [F]:11 Gol Grin [F]:23 Xsaieta [F]:26 Judgement [L]:75
Mana: Status for Tal Grin [F] : [====================]
Mana: Status for Gol Grin [F] : [=================== ]
Mana: Wilhelmine!
Wilhelmine is just as slippery as the gator, it seems. She'll try again, this time just aiming for its - well, head-region.
[OOC] Wilhelmine: Sneak Attack Punch 10D
Wilhelmine rolled 1d100 and got 48 ( Total: 48 ) for 80
Mana: It's a hit!
Wilhelmine rolled d8*1.25+90*1.25 and got 4 ( Total: 117.5 ) for Sneak Attack x1, neutral WRIA?
Mana: No property vs. Salamander! [97]!
Mana: And again!
Mana: Battle order: Wilhelmine [F]:0 Tal Grin [F]:1 Gol Grin [F]:13 Xsaieta [F]:16 Judgement [L]:65
Mana: Status for Tal Grin [F] : [====================]
Mana: Status for Gol Grin [F] : [================= ]
Mana: The gator slithers back, its scale jerking up a little as Wilhelmine withdraws back from the blow.
Wilhelmine follows up with another. [Sneak Attack Punch, 10D]
Wilhelmine rolled 1d100 and got 44 ( Total: 44 ) for 80
Mana: Hit!
Wilhelmine rolled d8*1.75+90*1.75 and got 5 ( Total: 166.25 )
[OOC] Mana: 146]! It snarls and snaps, but can't catch her!
Mana: Tal Grin whirls around suddenly and snaps his fingers, and a whirlwind curves through the air, hitting Xsaieta!
Mana rolled 1d12+144 and got 9 ( Total: 153.0 )
Mana: Hitting for 153 magical Jinn damage! Tell me how much you take.
Mana: Tal Grin hurls his dagger at Wilhelmine.
Mana rolled 1d100 and got 35 ( Total: 35 )
Mana rolled 1d10+72 and got 8 ( Total: 80.0 )
Mana: For 80 physical damage!
Xsaieta gets hit by the whirlwind and loosens himself up for the fall - [103 after tHP!]
Mana: Battle order: Wilhelmine [F]:0 Gol Grin [F]:3 Xsaieta [F]:6 Tal Grin [F]:22 Judgement [L]:55
Mana: Status for Tal Grin [F] : [====================] W.Twister[103](4)
Mana: Status for Gol Grin [F] : [================ ]
Mana: Wilhelmine!
Mana: Gol Grin snaps a little.
Mana: "…He says " This is going to be a massacre. " Tal grin offers.
Mana: "…Well, no he doesn't. The stupid thing can't talk."
Xsaieta giggles.
Wilhelmine raises her heel to axe-kick Gol Grin, ending her assault for now. [Sneak Attack Kick, 19D]
Wilhelmine rolled 1d100 and got 82 ( Total: 82 ) for 80
Mana: "Ah, you're a fan? I'll have to take good care of your corpse."
Mana: Gol Grin snaps at her feet, forcing back the kick!
Xsaieta winks at Tal Grin. "So where'd you guys come from, anyways? You can't have just been sitting here this whole time waiting for us to show up."
Mana: Gol Grin begins casting [Lock - CT10]!
Mana: Battle order: Xsaieta [F]:0 Gol Grin [F]:7 Wilhelmine [F]:13 Tal Grin [F]:16 Judgement [L]:49
Mana: Status for Tal Grin [F] : [====================] W.Twister[103](4)
Mana: Status for Gol Grin [F] : [================ ]
Mana: Xsaieta!
Mana: "I'm… somewhat mobile. It's the least I could do to bring this awful bag of bones along, at least."
Mana: Tal Grin's platform sinks a tiny bit further.
Xsaieta: "Honestly, I was more curious about who made you? Someone knows their way around a fiend engine, I'll say that much." He holds his sword like a baseball bat! [Lunar Bat D10]
Mana: Gol Grin finishes casting Lock, its mouth fuming, and -
Mana: Xsaieta, now!
Xsaieta springs into action, cutting into the flow of magic!
Xsaieta rolled d10+80 and got 9 ( Total: 89 ) for luna ranged physical
Mana: Smacks a portion back for [69]!
Mana rolled 1d100 and got 40 ( Total: 40 ) for C70
Mana: Magic wraps about Wilhelmine - Lock (5)!
Mana: Battle order: Xsaieta [F]:0 Wilhelmine [F]:3 Tal Grin [F]:6 Gol Grin [F]:21 Judgement [L]:39
Mana: Status for Tal Grin [F] : [====================] W.Twister[103](4)
Mana: Status for Gol Grin [F] : [=============== ]
Mana: Xsaieta, again!
Xsaieta deliberates for a moment before just slicing at Gol Grin! [Attack D35]
Xsaieta rolled 1d100 and got 56 ( Total: 56 ) for 5/85
Mana: Slice!
Mana: It's a hit!
Xsaieta rolled d12+100 and got 4 ( Total: 104 )
[OOC] Mana: 84]!
Mana: Wilhelmine!
Mana: Battle order: Wilhelmine [F]:0 Tal Grin [F]:3 Gol Grin [F]:18 Xsaieta [F]:32 Judgement [L]:36
Mana: Status for Tal Grin [F] : [====================] W.Twister[103](4)
Mana: Status for Gol Grin [F] : [============== ]
Wilhelmine: "How important is balancing the scales, do you think?"
Mana: "Whatever do you mean?" Tal Grin inquires.
Wilhelmine: "Not talking to you. But as we strike this one, it seems to get lighter…"
Wilhelmine: "Xsaieta?"
Mana: Tal Grin shrugs, silently.
Xsaieta: "Hmm?"
Xsaieta: "Let's find out, shall we?"
[OOC] Mana: I have to run out to dinner.
Xsaieta: "There's nothing quite so exhilarating as experimentation."
Wilhelmine nods and begins her assault against Tal Grin, changing targets. [Sneak Attack, 10D]
Mana: And so it was written: Fiends, scales, a room full of ash and a statue, its doorways clotted over with gleaming stained glass.
Mana: Battle order: Wilhelmine [F]:0 Tal Grin [F]:3 Gol Grin [F]:18 Xsaieta [F]:32 Judgement [L]:36
[OOC] Wilhelmine: HP: 447/530, MP: 98/530, SoS: 132
Mana: Status for Tal Grin [F] : [====================] W.Twister[103](4)
Mana: Status for Gol Grin [F] : [============== ]
Wilhelmine nods and begins her assault against Tal Grin, changing targets. [Sneak Attack, 10D]
Wilhelmine rolled 1d100 and got 37 ( Total: 37 ) for 80
Wilhelmine rolled d8+90 and got 8 ( Total: 98.0 ) for assuming neutral WRIA!
[OOC] Mana: 98]! That's a hit! Flecks of glass fly away from the blow.
Wilhelmine: "Hm. You have a bit of a glass jaw, don't you?"
Mana: He rolls his eyes at Wilhelmine, snapping his fingers. [Wandering Twister changes targets!]
Mana rolled 1d12+103 and got 5 ( Total: 108.0 )
Mana: Hitting Wilhelmine for 108 magical Jinn damage! Hitting into a resistance for 54, right?
[OOC] Wilhelmine: correct!
Mana: 34 after armor?
[OOC] Wilhelmine: HP: 413/530, MP: 98/530, SoS: 132
[OOC] Wilhelmine: Yup!
Mana: Tal Grin throws his blade up into the air and clasps his hands together. "…I suppose I do." [Punish Ambition in CT20!]
Mana: Battle order: Wilhelmine [F]:0 Gol Grin [F]:8 Tal Grin [F]:13 Xsaieta [F]:22 Judgement [L]:26
Mana: Status for Tal Grin [F] : [=================== ] W.Twister[34](3)
Mana: Status for Gol Grin [F] : [============== ]
Mana: Wilhelmine!
Wilhelmine follows up with another strike. [Sneak Attack Punch, 10D]
Wilhelmine rolled 1d100 and got 82 ( Total: 82 ) for 80
Mana: Gol Grin begins casting [Deshell]!
Mana: Battle order: Wilhelmine [F]:0 Tal Grin [F]:3 Gol Grin [F]:8 Xsaieta [F]:12 Judgement [L]:16
Mana: Status for Tal Grin [F] : [=================== ] W.Twister[34](3)
Mana: Status for Gol Grin [F] : [============== ]
Mana: Wilhelmine!
Mana: Tal Grin flutters this way and that, sending feathers scattering.
Wilhelmine strikes at Tal again! [Sneak Attack Punch 10D]
Wilhelmine rolled 1d100 and got 39 ( Total: 39 ) for 80
Mana: Smash! It's a hit!
[OOC] Wilhelmine: does W.Twister count as targetting and cancelling cloud kata/sneak attack? It's a status, not a reaction
[OOC] Mana: Hmm, I guess not! Except on its first hit.
Wilhelmine rolled d8*1.75+90*1.75 and got 2 ( Total: 161.0 ) for 2x Sneak Attack 1x Cloud Kata hit
[OOC] Mana: 161]! Feathery cracks run across Tal Grin's body.
Mana: Suddenly, there's a fire in his eyes and he points at Wilhelmine, and a pillar of light envelops her, crackling with thunder. [Punish Ambition]
Mana: "You've flown too high, little bird!"
Mana rolled 1d12*1.25+144*1.25 and got 8 ( Total: 190.0 ) for magical Jinn damage, after resistance
Mana: Zapping her for 190 magical Jinn damage!
[OOC] Wilhelmine: HP: 243/530, MP: 98/530, SoS: 132
Mana: He catches his blade and throws it at her! [Thunder Edge]
Mana rolled 1d100 and got 41 ( Total: 41 ) for C60-Evasion+20 from Lock
Mana rolled 1d10+72 and got 9 ( Total: 81.0 )
Mana: For 81 physical damage and Discharge[24](4)!
[OOC] Wilhelmine: HP: 182/530, MP: 98/530, SoS: 132
[OOC] Wilhelmine: HP: 182/530, MP: 98/530, SoS: 132 - Discharge(24) (4)
Mana: Battle order: Gol Grin [F]:0 Wilhelmine [F]:2 Xsaieta [F]:4 Judgement [L]:8 Tal Grin [F]:28
Mana: Status for Tal Grin [F] : [================= ] W.Twister[34](3)
Mana: Status for Gol Grin [F] : [============== ]
Mana: Gol Grin's scale sinks a little bit as it casts [Deshell] on Wilhelmine!
Mana rolled 1d100 and got 14 ( Total: 14 ) for C75+20 from Lock
Mana: There's a crackling in the air as Deshell (5) lands!
Mana: Battle order: Wilhelmine [F]:0 Xsaieta [F]:2 Judgement [L]:6 Gol Grin [F]:22 Tal Grin [F]:26
Mana: Status for Tal Grin [F] : [================= ] W.Twister[34](3)
Mana: Status for Gol Grin [F] : [============== ]
Mana: Wilhelmine!
[OOC] Wilhelmine: HP: 182/530, MP: 98/530, SoS: 132 - Discharge(24) (4),Deshell (5),Lock (2)
Xsaieta: "Think if we focus fired the alligator we could clear it for the others?"
Wilhelmine: "Your current Shade alignment - hm."
Wilhelmine: "First, I want to see what that timer does. I think focus-firing would be a bad idea."
Xsaieta: "I'm definitely curious, myself."
Wilhelmine: "You know what name to steal next, though, yes?" (( punish ambition will wreck me oh gosh - I think it copies sitmods ))
Xsaieta: "But of course."
Wilhelmine grabs Gol Grin by its oily tail and tosses it through a [Pursuit Gate], chasing after.
Wilhelmine rolled 1d100 and got 10 ( Total: 10 ) for 80, also 10D
Mana: Hits a Shade resistance!
Wilhelmine rolled d8*.5+90*.45 and got 3 ( Total: 42.0 )
Mana: It slithers madly through the parallel universe! [42]!
Mana: Tal Grin's side of the scale clunks down with a THUNK.
Xsaieta gives Tal Grin a cheesy smile.
Mana: Battle order: Xsaieta [F]:0 Judgement [L]:4 Wilhelmine [F]:8 Gol Grin [F]:20 Tal Grin [F]:24
Mana: Status for Tal Grin [F] : [================= ] W.Twister[34](3)
Mana: Status for Gol Grin [F] : [============== ]
Mana: Xsaieta!
Mana: Meanwhile, Gol Grin leaps from rock to rock in the other-Palace, trying to escape Wilhelmine!
Xsaieta: "Ah, well. It's all in the name of science, isn't it?" He leaps at Tal Grin! [Does Mop Up proc…?]
Xsaieta stops, at the very last moment…
[OOC] Mana: It does, actually!
Xsaieta and reaches into Tal Grin. "…actually, I want a souvenir. You can't blame me, can you?" [Name Stealer D15]
Xsaieta rolled 1d100 and got 72 ( Total: 72 ) for 70
Xsaieta: "Ah, well."
Mana: Tal Grin dangles the name just out of Xsaieta's reach. "Sorry. Guess you're found wanting again, hm?"
Xsaieta: "Better than not trying at all." That cheesy smile, again.
Mana: Tal Grin smiles wider. And wider, and wider, and from his throat there's a terrible glow, as his face distends to a huge, smiling face, glowing with an inner light.
Xsaieta: "(Have as much fun as you want. I'll be back to haunt you, though, so I'm not quite sure how much time you'll have~)"
Mana: …Meanwhile, Gol Grin pauses on a floating rock in the jetstream, the oily shroud flowing away from it in huge ribbons, as it opens its fangs wide…
Xsaieta cheshire cat grins almost, but not quite, to match.
Mana: Tal Grin fires a tremendous beam of Wisp Energy, incinerating the entire room! Gol Grin fires a pillar of Shade-matter down the entire length of the pursuit gate!
[OOC] Mana: Judgement
Mana: For 1341 magical Jinn damage to Xsaieta and 1080 magical Shade damage to Wilhelmine!
Mana: Oh sorry, WISP, not Jinn.
Mana: With a thump, Wilhelmine lands back on the book, alongside Xsaieta.
Mana: Tal Grin looks down at Gol Grin.
Mana: "…You actually managed to take someone out…?"
Mana: "I guess that's two respect points, for now."
Mana: …
Mana: But time flows like a river…
Mana: …And history…
Mana: Repeats.
Mana: And so it was written.

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