Tom D02s07

TheTale: Day Three - Afternoon.
TheTale: The galleries of the Vault of Wishes are lined into eternity with numbered caskets, spiralling down and down and further down.
Dog‘ hops down the stairs carefully - these things are usually designed for bipeds!
Lucnephwyr skips down bit by bit, the kind of perilous hop that kids have, counterbalanced by his tail and an occasional wingflap.
TheTale: The floors are circular - flows of water from the palace cascading down over the rows of gargoyles and grotesques that go all the way down both inside and out.
Shinzou makes his way down the stairs. I guess he’s at an advantage, here?
Shiba slithers her way down, no longer hiding any pretense of being a monster. At least until she knows someone's watching.
TheTale: Tiny fiends - spider-like things, of bent metal arms and clicking counts, pick up metal placards on one casket, swap them with another, skittering between floors as they do so.
TheTale: When one drops its little instruction-cards into the icy ocean far below, it pauses for a moment to emit a hiss that might have just been a resigned sigh.
Lucnephwyr is careful to not step on any spiders!
Dog‘ snuffles at a spider as they pass by, but they don’t play with it, because it's clearly got a job to do.
Shinzou: "Poor little bastard."
Lucnephwyr learned a new word!
TheTale: The upper half…
TheTale: Well, the upper half is mostly in flux.
TheTale: Sometimes you even see the spiders grab onto one casket, set it onto chains to be hauled up.
TheTale: But then, partway down:
TheTale: The Door Marked 'Ancient History'.
TheTale: Ajar. There are footsteps in the dust.
Dog‘ sniff sniff sniff! "Someone came through here!"
Shinzou: "Well, that’s not portentious in the slightest."
Lucnephwyr learned another word!
Lucnephwyr: "Maybe it was the Prince?"
Lucnephwyr: "Or a helpful librarian?"
Shiba readies her staff. "Or a trespasser."
Shinzou: "Well. It's not like we haven't got the authority to be here." He walks in.
Lucnephwyr nods agreeably, and follws in.
Dog‘ trots in after their boy!
TheTale: In an antechamber just ahead, lit by artificial sunlight, a four-armed marble figure, wearing mitre and circlet over its eyes, barsyour pat.
TheTale: "Incorrect." It intones.
TheTale: "No one has come through here."
TheTale: (The dusty footprints lead directly past it.)
Lucnephwyr looks down at the footprints, and then back up the figure.
Lucnephwyr: "The evidence disagrees with you, figure!"
Lucnephwyr: "As do I, Lucnephwyr!"
Shiba: "Oho. The Ars Orichalcum, I see."
Shiba: "At least, I assume."
Shinzou: "A fiend with suspiciously human footprints, is that what we’re supposed to believe?"
TheTale: It tilts its head, gesturing to other statues in the room - the goat-heads upon their shoulders are made of different stone, badly matched - who take its side.
TheTale: "The evidence is the evidence, the facts are fcts: No one came through here."
Dog‘ whines, looking between the statues. "But it smells like a human came through!"
Shinzou: "Ohhh, this is one of those ’somebody was named Noone' puzzles, isn't it?" He smiles, examines the fiend, hums a little melodyless tune under his breath. [Mystic]
TheTale: "It is not a puzzle. None have entered this vault. None are to enter this vault. The footprints, are, perhaps, naturally occuring."
TheTale: "The world is mysterious."
Lucnephwyr: "An equally possible situation as to finding a fully-baked cake in the road, such that it sprouted from the soil itself!"
Shiba: "Sure. Mine also naturally occur."
Shiba just tries to slither past them.
Lucnephwyr: "…um, and we have a pass."
Shinzou tilts his head to the side. "Hm. You're serious, aren't you? Your vigilance has been subverted, I'm afraid."
Shinzou: "Anyways," -he rummages around for a second for the note of authority. "Will this do? We've business beyond you."
Lucnephwyr follows behind the confident Shiba!
Dog‘ trots on after them!
TheTale: "It shall not." One of the Goats lowers its rifle into Shiba’s path, the blade wicked sharp.
TheTale: …I mean, they're fiends?
TheTale: It's sort of… their thing.
Lucnephwyr: "Hmmph!"
Shinzou: "This would be so much easier if they hadn't changed all the passwords on me."
Shinzou: "Oh, well."
Lucnephwyr: "Sorry, but we're trying to save the world!"
Lucnephwyr draws his grimoire from his bag!
TheTale: Battle order: Dog [F]:0 Shinzou [F]:3 Goat Troop B [F]:3 Sacristy [B]:4 Lucnephwyr [F]:5 Goat Troop A [F]:5 Shiba [B]:6
TheTale: Status for Sacristy : [<span style="color: #008000;">==========</span>]
TheTale: Status for Goat Troop A : [<span style="color: #008000;">==========</span>]
TheTale: Status for Goat Troop B : [<span style="color: #008000;">==========</span>]
TheTale: Dog!
Shiba: "A spider-fiend put little puffs on their feet and did cartwheels here."
Dog: Dog prepares some dog magic! [Flying Edge - CT15]
TheTale: Shinzou!
Shiba: "Guess not."
Shiba actually has to keep track of [Footing] now! She's in [Technical] footing.
Shinzou goes after Goat Troop A, beating it around a bit. [Setting Tinder D50]
Shinzou rolled 1d100 and got 90 ( Total: 90 ) for 80
TheTale: It parries the first blow with its rifle!
Shinzou: "Tch…"
[OOC] Shinzou: wait
[OOC] TheTale: You could spend a luck yes
Shinzou spins on his heel and lands the hit anyways! [1 Luck]
Shinzou rolled d10+108 and got 8 ( Total: 116 )
[OOC] TheTale: 116]! The goat gasps at the strike, sliding back.
Lucnephwyr slams into the goat's side with his book! [S.A. - Bookend]
Lucnephwyr rolled 1d100 and got 83 ( Total: 83 ) for 80
Lucnephwyr spends a luck on that too, because you have to when you use a book.
TheTale: It snorts and spins, trying to stop it, but ends up staggering backwards and smashing into a casket.
Lucnephwyr rolled 1d8+90,120 and got 3 ( Total: 111.6 ) for glorify
[OOC] TheTale: 111]!
TheTale: Goat B falls to one knee and trains its gun on Shiba! [On My Mark in CT10!]
TheTale: The Sacristy draws magic circles in the air. [Extraction in CT10]. "The strand of life shall be drawn through many looms… Extraction!"
TheTale: Battle order: Lucnephwyr [F]:0 Goat Troop A [F]:0 Shiba [B]:1 Goat Troop B [F]:8 Sacristy [B]:9 Dog [F]:10 Shinzou [F]:48
TheTale: Status for Sacristy : [<span style="color: #008000;">==========</span>]
TheTale: Status for Goat Troop A : [<span style="color: #008000;">======== </span>]
TheTale: Status for Goat Troop B : [<span style="color: #008000;">==========</span>]
TheTale: Luc!
Lucnephwyr wheels about, doing a feinting strike with his walking stick as he wheels his grimoire around to hit Goat Troop A! [Praxis: Magic, 40D]
Lucnephwyr rolled 1d100 and got 63 ( Total: 63 ) for 80
[OOC] Shiba: so how the heck do I know when something's transgressed
Lucnephwyr rolled 1d8+81,120 and got 6 ( Total: 104.39999999999999 ) for glorify
[OOC] TheTale: 1. Has it hit someone else, physically? 2. Has it hit someone else, magically? 3. Has it done something to one of its buddies, or taken an action to enter a stance?
[OOC] TheTale: 104]!
Shinzou: "Hey, Luc."
Lucnephwyr: "What's up, Shinzou?"
Shinzou: "About… how often do you have to get the binding re-done on that book?"
Lucnephwyr: "It's a tough one, made specifically for combat!"
Lucnephwyr: "Standard Sycorax school scholastics."
TheTale: The Goat slashes into Shiba with its rifle's axe-blade!
TheTale rolled 1d100 and got 87 ( Total: 87 ) for C80
TheTale: But she blocks!
Dog: "Doesn't it have instructions on how to help with first aid inside?"
TheTale: Battle order: Shiba [B]:0 Goat Troop B [F]:7 Sacristy [B]:8 Dog [F]:9 Lucnephwyr [F]:39 Shinzou [F]:47 Goat Troop A [F]:59
TheTale: Status for Sacristy : [<span style="color: #008000;">==========</span>]
TheTale: Status for Goat Troop A : [<span style="color: #008000;">======= </span>]
TheTale: Status for Goat Troop B : [<span style="color: #008000;">==========</span>]
TheTale: Shiba!
Lucnephwyr: "Sure does- some field dressing instructions, some combat forms, stances…"
Lucnephwyr: "But really, it's for bashing!"
Shinzou: "I suppose if you're going to be throwing the book at them, it helps to have it specially bound for the purpose."
Lucnephwyr: "The kinetic energy that jolts it around puts charges into the bindings, and allows the wielder to cast spells with greater strength!"
Shiba readies a [Heaven Stream] - pools of white light begin forming on the ground and the walls. [CT30]\
Shinzou: "…ahahahaha, I love it!"
TheTale: the Goat fires a shot at Shiba! "Destroy Target" , it says. [On My Mark]
TheTale rolled 1d100 and got 99 ( Total: 99 )
TheTale: …The shot goes wild, exploding a piece of statuary!
Shinzou: "Careful!" He admonishes the fiend.
TheTale: The Sacristy winds a magic circle around Goat A, recommending its soul to… well, wherever fiends go. Extraction (4)! [Speed's Increased!] [Looks Volatile…]
TheTale: Battle order: Dog [F]:0 Shiba [B]:21 Sacristy [B]:29 Lucnephwyr [F]:30 Shinzou [F]:38 Goat Troop A [F]:50 Goat Troop B [F]:53
TheTale: Status for Sacristy : [<span style="color: #008000;">==========</span>]
TheTale: Status for Goat Troop A : [<span style="color: #008000;">======= </span>] Extraction(4)
TheTale: Status for Goat Troop B : [<span style="color: #008000;">==========</span>]
TheTale: Dog!
Dog: "… well, no turning back now!"
Lucnephwyr: "Let's go full speed and funky beat!"
Dog‘ howls, and a lance of light tears through Goat Troop A! [Flying Edge - 70CoS 35D]
Shinzou: "Ahh. Commended to the Explosion Heaven, I see."
Dog` rolled 1d100 and got 3 ( Total: 3 )
TheTale: It’s a brilliant strike!
Dog‘ rolled 1d12+216 and got 8 ( Total: 224.0 )
Shinzou: "(It’s the heaven that makes you explode when you die, you see.)"
TheTale: Slices through for [224]!
TheTale: Battle order: Shiba [B]:0 Sacristy [B]:8 Lucnephwyr [F]:9 Dog [B]:14 Shinzou [F]:17 Goat Troop A [F]:29 Goat Troop B [F]:32
TheTale: Status for Sacristy : [<span style="color: #008000;">==========</span>]
TheTale: Status for Goat Troop A : [<span style="color: #008000;">===== </span>] Extraction(4)
TheTale: Status for Goat Troop B : [<span style="color: #008000;">==========</span>]
TheTale: Shiba!
Shiba: Like rain, lights of drop fall from the slowly-growing circles, expanding in diameter until three beams purge the statues. [Heaven Stream, 40D]
Shiba rolled d12+150 and got 2 ( Total: 152.0 )
TheTale: Shines for [152]!
TheTale: "It's glorious!"
TheTale: "Damage Suffered"
TheTale: The Sacristy winds four circles slowly, pointing them at Shiba. "Heaven's law is a collision between uncharged particles… Hunter Seeker!" [Hunter Seeker in CT15]
TheTale: Battle order: Lucnephwyr [F]:0 Dog [B]:5 Shinzou [F]:8 Sacristy [B]:14 Goat Troop A [F]:20 Goat Troop B [F]:23 Shiba [B]:31
TheTale: Status for Sacristy : [<span style="color: #008000;">======== </span>]
TheTale: Status for Goat Troop A : [<span style="color: #ff8000;">==== </span>] Extraction(4)
TheTale: Status for Goat Troop B : [<span style="color: #008000;">========= </span>]
TheTale: Hey Luc, what's up?
Lucnephwyr slides his grimoire under Goat Troop A, and flicks his claws up- the book flips up in a spark, bashing toward Goat Troop A's face! [Letter Opener, 40D]
Lucnephwyr rolled 1d100 and got 100 ( Total: 100 ) for 80
Lucnephwyr does not spend two luck on that.
TheTale: Dog!
Dog‘ growls, preparing some more dog magic! [CT20]
TheTale: Shinzou!
Shinzou spins gracefully and then twirls his staff to clatter against Goat Troop A! [Moth Dance D50]
Shinzou rolled 1d100 and got 56 ( Total: 56 ) for 50/70
Shinzou goes all-in for the crit. [Luck]
TheTale: A killer blow!
Shinzou rolled d10+129,200% and got 6 ( Total: 270.0 )
TheTale: The Sacristy calls forth [Hunter Seeker] on Shiba, hitting her with a beam of searing light!
TheTale rolled 1d12+126 and got 11 ( Total: 137.0 )
[OOC] Shiba: does something have to actually roll for me to invoke Repel or
[OOC] Shiba: can I go "roll please" without actually expending the quick
[OOC] TheTale: You can stop and make me roll cos100 if you wanna see if it’s repellable sure
TheTale rolled 1d100 and got 21 ( Total: 21 )
TheTale: 137 magical damage and Hunter-Seeker (2) - [Effects (such as the Guard Assist) won't direct damage away from you!]
Shiba shrugs. "Alright. So … working as intended already."
TheTale: Goat A fires a quick shot at Shiba!
TheTale rolled 1d100 and got 19 ( Total: 19 ) for C90
TheTale rolled 1d12+150 and got 5 ( Total: 155.0 )
TheTale: Hitting them for 155 physical damage!
TheTale: Goat B spins its gun and fires at Shiba! [Crackshot - Damage boosted vs. Recently Damaged Targets]
[OOC] Shiba: Also, remember that Light of Day is in effect - +20% to the next recovery ability!
TheTale rolled 1d100 and got 6 ( Total: 6 ) for C80
TheTale rolled 1d12+225 and got 4 ( Total: 229.0 )
TheTale: Hitting for 229 physical damage!
Shinzou: "I'll be able to patch you up in a moment, just hang in there!"
[OOC] Shiba: HP: 169/600, MP: 410/500, LP: 6/6, SoS: 150
TheTale: Battle order: Dog [B]:0 Shiba [B]:6 Lucnephwyr [F]:15 Goat Troop A [F]:20 Sacristy [B]:24 Shinzou [F]:33 Goat Troop B [F]:58
TheTale: Status for Sacristy : [<span style="color: #008000;">======== </span>]
TheTale: Status for Goat Troop A : [<span style="color: #ff0000;">== </span>] Extraction(3) Accuracy Down(2)
TheTale: Status for Goat Troop B : [<span style="color: #008000;">========= </span>]
TheTale: Dog!
Lucnephwyr: "Keep the heat on, Shinzou!"
Shinzou: "I suppose I can do that too, from here, yes."
Dog‘ howls, and light cuts through Goat Troop A and Sacristy! [Corona Plume, 35D]
Dog` rolled 1d100 and got 40 ( Total: 40 ) for CoS 75
TheTale rolled 1d100 and got 31 ( Total: 31 )
TheTale: Hits both!
Dog` rolled 1d10+120 and got 6 ( Total: 126.0 )
[OOC] TheTale: 126] [126]!
[OOC] Dog: OH DAMNIT
TheTale: "Health Low"
[OOC] Dog: hey peter can i DO A QUICK ACTION which i forgot to do
[OOC] TheTale: ofc, I allow takebacks <3
Dog` marks Goat Troop A with Jackpot (2) - If you kill it within that timeframe, you get a Luck back!
TheTale: It gets BOTH, actually - lucky energy surrounds the Goat and the Sacristy!
[OOC] Lucnephwyr: did A die
[OOC] TheTale: nope
[OOC] Shinzou: should I murder it
[OOC] Lucnephwyr: Hey Someone SA it to Death
Shiba chuckles. More lightwells form. [Heaven Stream CT30->20, 2 Luck]
[OOC] Shiba: nope saving my SA for something still alive
[OOC] Lucnephwyr: Like Shinzou So He Can Get A Luck Back
[OOC] Shiba: Oh or that
[OOC] Shiba: my choice of action ACTUALLY depends on Shinzou’s decision to SA or not
Shinzou follows up on Dog's attack, drawing an illusory blade!
Shinzou dashes -past- Troop A in one immediate movement, leaving a trail of colours behind! [Now Is Not The Time To Contemplate Morals]
Shinzou rolled d12+162 and got 9 ( Total: 171 )
[OOC] TheTale: 171]!
TheTale: The Sacristy considers Goat Troop A, and weighs its soul against a feather.
TheTale rolled d2 and got 2 ( Total: 2 )
TheTale: …It decides not to intercede, and its soul plunges downwards, a wave of energy hitting the party for 84 magical damage!
TheTale: The statue falls motionless and breaks apart, the head falling cleanly off.
TheTale: Shinzou: +1 LP!
Shinzou changes his footing as he sheathes the illusory blade. [Fire]
TheTale: Battle order: Lucnephwyr [F]:0 Sacristy [B]:9 Shiba [B]:11 Shinzou [F]:18 Dog [B]:20 Goat Troop B [F]:43
TheTale: Status for Sacristy : [<span style="color: #008000;">======= </span>] Jackpot(2)
TheTale: Status for Goat Troop B : [<span style="color: #008000;">========= </span>]
TheTale: Luc!
Shiba ACTUALLY starts casting [Sacred Sword 20CT].
TheTale: Got it! Luc!
Lucnephwyr opens his grimore and begins chanting! His eyes glint with intent! [Quick: Potency] [Cure, CT15]
TheTale: "A moment of silence." [Damage Up for fallen allies!] …Anyway, the Sacristy begins charging [Extraction - CT10]
TheTale: Battle order: Shiba [B]:0 Lucnephwyr [F]:4 Shinzou [F]:7 Sacristy [B]:8 Dog [B]:9 Goat Troop B [F]:32
TheTale: Status for Sacristy : [<span style="color: #008000;">======= </span>] Jackpot(2)
TheTale: Status for Goat Troop B : [<span style="color: #008000;">========= </span>]
TheTale: Shiba, now!
Dog: "Sorry," says the Dog, "but you wouldn't let us through!"
TheTale: "Paths Forbidden," says the Goat.
[OOC] Shinzou: HP: 466/550, [TMP: 72] MP: 550/550, LP: 6/6, SoS: 137
Shiba directs the beams of light to turn into crescent shapes and slice through both of the statues! [Sacred Sword, 35D]
Shiba rolled d12+150 and got 10 ( Total: 160.0 )
TheTale: Luc!
Lucnephwyr finishes the chant, and a wave of green healing energy wraps around Shiba! Then, he snaps his claws- there's a second burst of healing! [Cure, 35D]
Lucnephwyr rolled 1d12+180,160 and got 10 ( Total: 304.0 ) for 2 book charges + light of day, potency
Also rolled 1d12+180 and got 5 [Total: 185]
[OOC] Sugarlips: Grand Total: 489.0
TheTale: Shinzou!
[OOC] Shiba: HP: 441/600, MP: 335/500, LP: 6/6, SoS: 150
TheTale: +304 HP! +185 HP!
Shiba currently has [Direct] footing.
[OOC] Shiba: Wait No Magical
Shinzou performs a nukitsuke, and draws a blazing, shining pyre from the saya, holding it aloft. [CT 15]
TheTale: The Sacristy wraps a golden circle around Troop B. Extraction(4)! [Faster, Explodes on Death, Apparently…?]
[OOC] Shinzou: -pyre +a word that makes more sense when I'm not getting yelled at and trying not to hold up the session lol
TheTale: Battle order: Dog [B]:0 Shinzou [F]:13 Goat Troop B [F]:23 Shiba [B]:26 Sacristy [B]:29 Lucnephwyr [F]:30
TheTale: Status for Sacristy : [<span style="color: #ff8000;">===== </span>] Jackpot(1)
TheTale: Status for Goat Troop B : [<span style="color: #008000;">======= </span>]
TheTale: DOg!
[OOC] TheTale: ember?
[OOC] Shinzou: sure let's go with that
Dog‘ howls, and dog magic infuses them and makes the light rain down /immediately/ upon Sacristy! [Flying Edge - CT Reduced To 0 - 35D]
Shiba adjusts her stance, seeing the Troop’s movments. Her footing is now [TECHNICAL]. [Redouble]
Dog‘ rolled 1d100 and got 28 ( Total: 28 )
Dog` spends a Luck to make that crit!
TheTale: Slice!
Dog` rolled 1d12+216 and got 5 ( Total: 221.0 )
[OOC] TheTale: 221]!
[OOC] Dog: HP: 550/550, MP: 542/600, LP: 9/10, SoS: 137 - halve MP of next force skill ()
TheTale: Battle order: Shinzou [F]:0 Goat Troop B [F]:10 Shiba [B]:13 Sacristy [B]:16 Lucnephwyr [F]:17 Dog [B]:22
TheTale: Status for Sacristy : [<span style="color: #ff0000;">== </span>] Jackpot(1)
TheTale: Status for Goat Troop B : [<span style="color: #008000;">======= </span>]
TheTale: Shinzou!
Shinzou focuses for a moment, and the ember bursts into flame, rises from his hand - sparks fall onto Dog, Shiba, and Luc, while the bulk of the ember tears through the air leaving an afterimage of fire, colliding with the Sacristy! [Both Had Written ’Fire'] [Blaze From Hell D35] [party recieves +20% potency to next action]
Shinzou rolled d12+162 and got 7 ( Total: 169 ) for magical fire damage
TheTale: It burns to nothingness!
TheTale: "A…h… I remembe….r…."
TheTale: Gained +1 LP!
Shinzou nods solemnly and intones: "And I unmake you."
Dog‘ whines. "Sorry…"
TheTale: Goat Troop B fires a quick shot at Shiba! [Pot Shot]
TheTale rolled 1d100 and got 13 ( Total: 13 ) for cos90
Shinzou makes a sheathing motion, and straightens up.
TheTale rolled 1d12+150 and got 9 ( Total: 159.0 )
TheTale: Hitting for 159 physical damage!
Lucnephwyr: "Do fiends… -have- souls?"
[OOC] Shiba: HP: 523/600, MP: 335/500, LP: 6/6, SoS: 150
TheTale: Battle order: Shiba [B]:0 Lucnephwyr [F]:4 Dog [B]:9 Shinzou [F]:22 Goat Troop B [F]:22
TheTale: Status for Goat Troop B : [<span style="color: #008000;">======= </span>] Extraction(3) Accuracy Down(2)
TheTale: Shiba!
TheTale: Do you?
[OOC] Shiba: HP: 471/600, MP: 335/500, LP: 6/6, SoS: 150
Lucnephwyr: "Well, yeah?"
TheTale: Haha…
TheTale: You better get it looked at.
Lucnephwyr frowns disapprovingly.
Shiba casts one more: a single [Burst CT15], the final note.
Shinzou: "There’s a fair amount of academic debate about that topic, actually."
Lucnephwyr: "I should hope so!"
Lucnephwyr: "If fiends have souls, and humans have souls, and monsters have souls-"
TheTale: Luc!
TheTale: Battle order: Lucnephwyr [F]:0 Dog [B]:5 Shiba [B]:11 Shinzou [F]:18 Goat Troop B [F]:18
[OOC] Shiba: welp time to use my SA
Lucnephwyr takes a break to swing at Goat Troop B- [Praxis: Magic, 40D]
Lucnephwyr rolled 1d100 and got 45 ( Total: 45 ) for 80
Lucnephwyr rolled 1d8+81 and got 8 ( Total: 89 )
[OOC] TheTale: 89]!
TheTale: Dog!
Lucnephwyr: "-then, theoretically, shouldn't a monster be able to inhabit a fiend?"
Shiba: A quick staccato cut. A circle, then a binding prison. [Halo, SA]
Shinzou: "There are some who say that, even if fiends don't have souls, it might be possible for them to grow one, in the fullness of time. An empty vessel, filling itself with light. Of course, there are some who then say that makes about as much sense as disproven theories of spontaneous generation. You'd think it'd be easier to run the experiment, and yet…"
Lucnephwyr: "Or a human? Or…" he listens to Shinzou.
Shinzou shrugs, lightly.
Shiba rolled d12+100 and got 3 ( Total: 103.0 )
Shinzou: "I suppose it's an uncomfortable thing to think about."
[OOC] TheTale: 103]!
[OOC] Shiba: It Has Transgressed.
TheTale: Battle order: Dog [B]:0 Shiba [B]:6 Shinzou [F]:13 Goat Troop B [F]:13 Lucnephwyr [F]:35
TheTale: Status for Goat Troop B : [<span style="color: #008000;">====== </span>] Extraction(3) Accuracy Down(2)
TheTale: DOg!
Lucnephwyr: "I… I guess." It's obvious his curiosity way overtakes any potential uncomfortableness.
Shinzou smiles approvingly at Lucnephwyr.
Dog‘ barks! And starts charging up some more dog magic! [CT15]
TheTale: Shiba!
Shiba: Akh Morn.
Shiba: I mean, [Burst.]
Lucnephwyr: "!"
[OOC] Shiba: 35
Shiba rolled d12+180 and got 11 ( Total: 191.0 )
[OOC] TheTale: 191]!
TheTale: Battle order: Shinzou [F]:0 Goat Troop B [F]:0 Dog [B]:2 Lucnephwyr [F]:22 Shiba [B]:28
TheTale: Status for Goat Troop B : [<span style="color: #ff8000;">==== </span>] Extraction(3) Accuracy Down(2)
TheTale: Shinzou!
[OOC] Shinzou: Shiba what’s your HP
[OOC] Shiba: HP: 471/600, MP: 275/500, LP: 6/6, SoS: 150
Shiba: "Curious. If those vessels exist, what's to stop monsters from migration?"
Lucnephwyr: "Nothing, other than it hasn't been done, I don't think."
Lucnephwyr: "If… we had some fiend shells…"
Shinzou tsks in frustration and smacks Troop B with his staff. [Attack D50]
Shinzou rolled 1d100 and got 72 ( Total: 72 ) for 80
TheTale: It's a hit!
Lucnephwyr: "… and there were a lot that perished at the fort, and on eighth street… "
Shinzou rolled d10+108 and got 7 ( Total: 115 )
Dog‘ BARK BARK BARKS at the Goat Troop after Shinzou hits it! [SA]
Dog` rolled 1d12+80 and got 11 ( Total: 91.0 )
TheTale: The Goat fires another quick shot at Shiba!
TheTale rolled 1d100 and got 100 ( Total: 100 ) for C70 Accuracy is Decreased
TheTale: …It misses!
Shinzou: "It would require a shell built for that purpose."
TheTale: Battle order: Dog [B]:0 Lucnephwyr [F]:20 Goat Troop B [F]:23 Shiba [B]:26 Shinzou [F]:48
TheTale: Status for Goat Troop B : [<span style="color: #ff0000;">== </span>] Extraction(2) Accuracy Down(2)
TheTale: Dog!
Shinzou: "One would think, given the… waiting list, that people would be more willing to go down these routes over on this side of things, wouldn’t you?"
Dog‘ howls, and down comes an edge of light! [Flying Edge - 25D - no bonus for using this shit twice in a row!!]
Dog` rolled 1d100 and got 2 ( Total: 2 )
Dog` rolled 1d12+216 and got 2 ( Total: 218.0 ) for jesus christ why am i critting so much
Lucnephwyr: "Maybe. Possibly. When humans revive, do they keep their old bodies?"
Lucnephwyr: "Do they get new ones?"
TheTale: Dogs are lucky!
TheTale: Battle order: Lucnephwyr [F]:0 Goat Troop B [F]:3 Shiba [B]:6 Dog [B]:15 Shinzou [F]:28
Lucnephwyr: "Are their corpses refurbished?"
TheTale: Status for Goat Troop B : [<span style="color: #ff0000;">= </span>] Extraction(2) Accuracy Down(2)
TheTale: Luc!
Shinzou: "Then again, the same people would claim their friend’s human soul in a monster's body as their sworn enemy. The costless price is simply too high for them to bear."
[OOC] Shiba: lemme finish it off? I could get MP refund
Lucnephwyr is lost in thought. [Defend, 30D]
Shinzou: "I -think- I woke up in the same body I died in."
TheTale: The Goat attacks Shiba!
Shinzou: "They're very hush-hush about all of that, you know?"
TheTale rolled 1d100 and got 5 ( Total: 5 ) for C60
TheTale rolled 1d12+150 and got 9 ( Total: 159.0 )
TheTale: Hitting them for 159 physical damage!
Lucnephwyr: "I don't know!"
Shinzou: "Well, now you know."
Lucnephwyr: "Now I know."
TheTale: Battle order: Shiba [B]:0 Dog [B]:9 Shinzou [F]:22 Lucnephwyr [F]:24 Goat Troop B [F]:42
TheTale: Status for Goat Troop B : [<span style="color: #ff0000;">= </span>] Extraction(1) Accuracy Down(1)
TheTale: Shiba!
Shiba takes the hit, striking back with her staff, turned to a beam of light. [And Recover, from the transgression imposed by her Spell Assist.]
Shiba rolled d100 and got 24 ( Total: 24 ) for C80
TheTale: Burns through!
Shiba rolled d10*.8+180*.8 and got 6 ( Total: 148.8 ) for back row, regain 180 MP
[OOC] TheTale: 148]!
TheTale: "Battle Over"
[OOC] Shiba: HP: 342/600, MP: 455/500, LP: 6/6, SoS: 150
Shinzou: "Yup."
TheTale: Eblemeti Vashfarim - Fiends are cast out and the party is victorious.
TheTale: Got 6 EXP!
[OOC] Dog: HP: 550/550, MP: 492/600, LP: 9/10, SoS: 137
Lucnephwyr: "Hooray!" He pets Dog! [+1 LP]
Dog‘ wags their tail and gives Luc’s hand a lick! "We did it! Is everyone okay?"
[OOC] Shinzou: HP: 466/550, MP: 550/550, LP: 7/7, SoS: 137
Lucnephwyr chants a quick spell, curing Shiba's wounds! [Cure]
Lucnephwyr rolled 1d12+180 and got 10 ( Total: 190 )
Shiba gives a fanged smile. "Been through worse. Thanks, Luc."
[OOC] Shiba: HP: 532/600, MP: 455/500, LP: 6/6, SoS: 150
Lucnephwyr: "Since I'm here, it doesn't have to be that bad!"
Lucnephwyr gives Shiba a comforting pat! [Already gave Dog the luck though.]
[OOC] Dog: That's Okay, Pets Are Their Own Reward
Lucnephwyr: "Hmm… hope we didn't disturb the trail too much." He looks down at Dog.
TheTale: The trail picks up soon enough:
TheTale: There are candles, lit, along the little shrines set up in each alcoves, winding downwards.
TheTale: Dessicated flowers and little piles of goods.
Dog‘ sniffs around a bit, making a little circle to see if they can pick up the trail! And when they do, they totally point it out, as if they were a hunting dog instead of a small mobile cloud.
TheTale: Things left for ancestors, their return not expected until after the war.
TheTale: …They were lit recently.
Dog: "Someone’s definitely been through here…"
Shinzou: "To be fair, so have we."
Dog: "But we didn't light the candles!"
TheTale: At the end of the path of candles…
TheTale: A door into a certain room. The tremendous door is marked "1011" .
TheTale: There's an ominous feeling. Enter when ready.
[OOC] Lucnephwyr: we got another ability from that
Shiba: "Hmm."
[OOC] Lucnephwyr: if you know what you want, note it down!
[OOC] Lucnephwyr: otherwise worry later
[OOC] Shiba: BY WILL
[OOC] Dog: oh sweet time to pick up Flash Storm
[OOC] Shinzou: eh I'll worry about it later o'clock
[OOC] Lucnephwyr: that is also valid
Lucnephwyr: "Are…" He shudders, reflexively.
Lucnephwyr: "We mostly topped off?"
Shinzou: "More or less. You're getting that feeling, too?"
Shiba: "Mostly. How's your remaining mana?"
[OOC] Lucnephwyr: HP: 546/600, MP: 520/600, LP: 5/6, SoS: 150 - Spell Charge +0% (U)
Lucnephwyr: "I'm still pretty full!"
[OOC] Dog: HP: 550/550, MP: 492/600, LP: 10/10, SoS: 137
[OOC] Shiba: what seriously
[OOC] Lucnephwyr: I only cast 1 spell
Dog: "I've only lost some of it!"
[OOC] Lucnephwyr: well, two, but only one in combat
[OOC] Shinzou: HP: 466/550, [TMP: 60] MP: 550/550, LP: 7/7, SoS: 137 - B) (U)
[OOC] Shiba: and they're 40 MP? or is TMP involved
[OOC] Lucnephwyr: tmp from Praxis: Magic
[OOC] TheTale: I detect TMP
[OOC] Lucnephwyr: allows me to get 40 TMP and a spell charge at the same time
[OOC] Shiba: aha
Lucnephwyr: "Anyway… let's go on in."
Shiba: "Well then."
Lucnephwyr opens the door. Does it 'creaaaaaaaaaaaaaaak'?
TheTale: More like..
TheTale: whommm….
TheTale: Inside:
TheTale: A single coffin, bathed in the waters of the palace, flowing from above.
TheTale: The room is lined with statuary - a hunting dog, the priest-in-mitre, two of those vigilant goats… almost definitely watch-fiends.
TheTale: And, of course, the Sacrifice Prince, Rarazzo, dressed in that strange frilled collar, kneeling by the side of the casket.
TheTale: …Oh, I got his name wrong.
TheTale: Well, he's an idiot anyway. Let me look it up.
TheTale: …Raro. There we go.
Lucnephwyr frowns disapprovingly, but then removes it and puts on a neutral face.
Shiba: "Who died?"
Dog‘ looks up at the others, back to the Sacrifice Prince. Whines.
TheTale: A small, hunted voice. "It was my dad."
TheTale: The priest statue shudders and awakes. "Who goes there?"
Lucnephwyr tries: "No one."
TheTale: "No one! Don’t attack them!" The prince tries to intervene, but -
TheTale: "Ah." It says, as the goats raise their rifles, as the tremendous dog-statue - six times the size of dog! - steps off its pedestal.
Lucnephwyr: "Dang, I thought that'd work."
TheTale: …I mean, I'm saying 'dog', but it's a little bit of a bestiary-animal, a lion depicted by someone who's never seen a lion, a dog depicted by someone who had once been on the same continent as a dog…
Shinzou steps in front of Luc, reaching for a sword that isn't there.
TheTale: "…A wise guy."
Shiba: "Would you believe _ instead?"
Lucnephwyr grins mischieviously. "I prefer smart-Alec!"
TheTale: Battle order: Dog [B]:0 Goat Troop A [F]:1 Inu Memoriam [F]:2 Lucnephwyr [F]:3 Shiba [F]:3 Goat Troop B [F]:5 Sacristy [B]:5 Shinzou [F]:6
TheTale: Status for Sacristy : [<span style="color: #008000;">==========</span>]
TheTale: Status for Goat Troop A : [<span style="color: #008000;">==========</span>]
TheTale: Status for Goat Troop B : [<span style="color: #008000;">==========</span>]
TheTale: Status for Inu Memoriam : [<span style="color: #008000;">==========</span>]
TheTale: "Destroy Intruders" says a Goat.
Shiba: "So uh. Any sentimental attachment to the statues?"
TheTale: "N…not really!" The prince says.
Shinzou: "I'm sure you could do a better job sculpting them from memory."
TheTale: "Stop! Don't attack! Stand down! Prince here! Giving orders…! C'mon!"
TheTale: …They don't listen.
Lucnephwyr: "It'll be okay- well, we'll be okay, we'll probably smash the statues."
TheTale: Dog!
Shiba: "Yeah, basically what he said."
Dog‘ barks at Shiba! "Let’s start this quickly!" Dog magic ensures that the next wait is shortened! [Get On With It, -20 CT next CT, 44D]
[OOC] Dog: Also, You Get 80 TMP
TheTale: Goat A pops off a [Quick Shot] at Luc!
TheTale rolled 1d100 and got 41 ( Total: 41 ) for C90
TheTale rolled 1d12+150 and got 12 ( Total: 162.0 )
TheTale: Hitting him for 162 physical damage!
Shinzou: "We'll handle this!"
Shinzou doesn't get to say that nearly often enough.
Dog: "We'll be okay! We're very fierce!"
[OOC] Shiba: if I Guard Assist does that still count as transgressing
[OOC] TheTale: Nope
[OOC] Shiba: fair 'nuff
TheTale: The Memoriam skids forward and rams into Luc, turning its burning golden gaze on the party!
TheTale rolled 1d100 and got 21 ( Total: 21 ) for C80
TheTale rolled 1d12+156 and got 6 ( Total: 162.0 )
TheTale: For 162 physical damage. [WATCH OUT: Punishing next S.A!]
Dog‘ jumps in front with a growl! [Interceptor]
Lucnephwyr is rammed- or not!!
TheTale: Dog takes the hit!
TheTale: Battle order: Lucnephwyr [F]:0 Shiba [F]:0 Goat Troop B [F]:2 Sacristy [B]:2 Shinzou [F]:3 Goat Troop A [F]:38 Dog [B]:41 Inu Memoriam [F]:59
TheTale: Luc!
Dog` goes rollrollrolling across the ground afterwards, but at least their boy is okay!!
TheTale: Shiba!
Lucnephwyr shoots his book past the front lines, spine right into Sacristy’s face! [Praxis: Magic, 40D]
Lucnephwyr rolled 1d100 and got 58 ( Total: 58 ) for 80
Lucnephwyr rolled 1d8+81,80 and got 6 ( Total: 69.60000000000001 ) for row penalty
[OOC] TheTale: 69]! Shiba!
Shiba had already been preparing the circles on the walls as they walked in, apparently. Dog reminded her. [Heaven Stream, CT30->10 apparently!]
TheTale: Troop B drops to one knee. It takes aim at Luc! [On My Mark in CT10]
TheTale: The Prince runs up to the barrel of its gun and tries to push it aside, but it's statue-firm.
[OOC] Shiba: PS, the Inu and Goat A have Transgressed against Technical.
[OOC] Shiba: actually wait it has to be 'next action' in most cases doesn't it
[OOC] TheTale: yeah!
[OOC] TheTale: don't worry, they'll be attacking a lot
TheTale: The Sacristy begins casting [Extraction - CT10] "Thread of life, wind on…"
TheTale: Battle order: Shinzou [F]:0 Shiba [F]:7 Goat Troop B [F]:9 Sacristy [B]:9 Goat Troop A [F]:35 Lucnephwyr [F]:37 Dog [B]:38 Inu Memoriam [F]:56
TheTale: Status for Sacristy : [<span style="color: #008000;">========= </span>]
TheTale: Status for Goat Troop A : [<span style="color: #008000;">==========</span>] Accuracy Down(2)
TheTale: Status for Goat Troop B : [<span style="color: #008000;">==========</span>]
TheTale: Status for Inu Memoriam : [<span style="color: #008000;">==========</span>]
TheTale: Shinzou!
Shinzou performs a nukitsuke, and holds emptiness within his hand. [CT 15]
TheTale: Shiba!
TheTale: The Prince gives Goat B an irritated kick.
Shiba: "Might want to step away for a second."
TheTale: He yelps and runs for cover.
TheTale: …A little early, huh?
Shiba: Four columns of light, like before, erupt from the ground and ceiling. [Heaven Stream, 40D]
TheTale: Burns all targets!
Shiba rolled d12*1.3+150*1.3 and got 11 ( Total: 209.3 ) for Boosted by 2 Luck, Master Plan
[OOC] TheTale: 209]!
Dog: "Good job, Shiba!"
Lucnephwyr: "Good shots!"
TheTale: The Sacristy wraps a magic circle around Goat B. [Speeded Up! Will Explode!](4)
TheTale: Goat B fires a shot at Luc! [On My Mark]
TheTale rolled 1d100 and got 22 ( Total: 22 ) for C80
Shiba intercedes! [Guard Assist]
TheTale rolled 1d12+150 and got 12 ( Total: 162.0 )
TheTale: Doing 162 physical damage to Shiba! Shiba's taking +50% Damage(1)!
Lucnephwyr: "Thanks- both of you!"
[OOC] Shiba: HP: 400/600, [TMP: 8] MP: 455/500, LP: 4/6, SoS: 150
TheTale: Battle order: Shinzou [F]:0 Goat Troop A [F]:20 Lucnephwyr [F]:22 Dog [B]:23 Sacristy [B]:24 Shiba [F]:32 Goat Troop B [F]:34 Inu Memoriam [F]:41
TheTale: Status for Sacristy : [<span style="color: #008000;">======= </span>]
TheTale: Status for Goat Troop A : [<span style="color: #008000;">======== </span>] Accuracy Down(2)
TheTale: Status for Goat Troop B : [<span style="color: #008000;">======== </span>] Extraction(4)
TheTale: Status for Inu Memoriam : [<span style="color: #008000;">========= </span>]
TheTale: Shinzou!
TheTale: The last of Shiba's light fades from the flowing water.
Shinzou releases the emptiness into the air, and it ripples, curling around Shiba, Luc, and Dog briefly before curling around the Sacristy, insinuating itself into its corners and edges, then igniting in an explosion! [Both Had Written 'Fire'] [Sorcery Bombs] [Party: 30 CoS to strike an additional target with your next action!]
Shinzou rolled d12+162 and got 5 ( Total: 167 )
[OOC] Shinzou: magical fire damage
[OOC] TheTale: 167]!
[OOC] TheTale: 35D, right?
[OOC] Shinzou: Delay 35
TheTale: Troop A fires [Crackshot] at Shiba!
TheTale rolled 1d100 and got 75 ( Total: 75 ) for C60 stupid accuracy penalty…
Shinzou sheathes the illusory blade.
Shiba forms a quick barrier of light, deflecting the projectile. [Repel]
[OOC] TheTale: CoS 60, you don't even gotta~
TheTale: It misses!
TheTale: Battle order: Lucnephwyr [F]:0 Dog [B]:1 Sacristy [B]:2 Shiba [F]:10 Goat Troop B [F]:12 Shinzou [F]:13 Inu Memoriam [F]:19 Goat Troop A [F]:58
TheTale: Status for Sacristy : [<span style="color: #ff8000;">==== </span>]
TheTale: Status for Goat Troop A : [<span style="color: #008000;">======== </span>] Accuracy Down(1)
TheTale: Status for Goat Troop B : [<span style="color: #008000;">======== </span>] Extraction(4)
TheTale: Status for Inu Memoriam : [<span style="color: #008000;">========= </span>]
[OOC] Shiba: I mixed those up!
TheTale: Luc!
[OOC] TheTale: Legit~
[OOC] Shinzou: HP: 466/550, [TMP: 20] MP: 550/550, LP: 7/7, SoS: 137
Lucnephwyr whips his book across enemy lines again- pages out and at the Sacristy! [Letter Opener, 40D]
Lucnephwyr rolled 1d100 and got 22 ( Total: 22 ) for 80
TheTale: It's a hit!
Lucnephwyr rolled 1d8+81,80 and got 4 ( Total: 68.0 ) for row penalty
TheTale rolled 1d100 and got 95 ( Total: 95 ) for C30 chance to double-target!
TheTale: Hits the Sacristy for 68 physical damage!
TheTale: Dog!
Dog‘ gathers up some dog magic! [CT20]
TheTale: The Sacristy begins casting [Extraction - CT10]!
TheTale: Battle order: Shiba [F]:0 Goat Troop B [F]:2 Sacristy [B]:2 Shinzou [F]:3 Inu Memoriam [F]:9 Dog [B]:11 Lucnephwyr [F]:30 Goat Troop A [F]:48
TheTale: Status for Sacristy : [<span style="color: #ff8000;">==== </span>]
TheTale: Status for Goat Troop A : [<span style="color: #008000;">======== </span>] Accuracy Down(1)
TheTale: Status for Goat Troop B : [<span style="color: #008000;">======== </span>] Extraction(4)
TheTale: Status for Inu Memoriam : [<span style="color: #008000;">========= </span>]
TheTale: Shiba!
Shiba gathers up some snake magic! [CT30]
TheTale: Goat B fires a quick shot at Shiba!
TheTale rolled 1d100 and got 12 ( Total: 12 ) for C90
TheTale rolled 1d12*1.5+150*1.5 and got 8 ( Total: 237.0 )
TheTale: Hitting for 237 physical damage!
[OOC] Shiba: Wouldn’t that have expired after the turn just now?
[OOC] TheTale: You haven't taken a turn yet, you're still charging a CT
[OOC] Lucnephwyr: uuuuuh hm
[OOC] Shiba: aha
[OOC] Shiba: HP: 193/600, [TMP: 8] MP: 455/500, LP: 4/6, SoS: 150
TheTale: The Sacristy casts [Extraction] on the Inu Memoriam, speeding it up! And also, possibly, laying magical explosion claim to its soul.
[OOC] Shiba: no rush on healing
TheTale: Battle order: Shinzou [F]:0 Inu Memoriam [F]:6 Dog [B]:8 Goat Troop B [F]:24 Lucnephwyr [F]:27 Shiba [F]:27 Sacristy [B]:29 Goat Troop A [F]:45
TheTale: Status for Sacristy : [<span style="color: #ff8000;">==== </span>]
TheTale: Status for Goat Troop A : [<span style="color: #008000;">======== </span>] Accuracy Down(1)
TheTale: Status for Goat Troop B : [<span style="color: #008000;">======== </span>] Extraction(3) Accuracy Down(2)
TheTale: Status for Inu Memoriam : [<span style="color: #008000;">========= </span>] Extraction(4)
TheTale: Shinzou!
[OOC] Lucnephwyr: it's okay the rush is baked in
[OOC] Lucnephwyr: thx letter opener
Shinzou swings his legs -up- off the ground and floats in the air in the lotus position. "…ॐ…" [CT 20]
Lucnephwyr: "…"
Lucnephwyr: "Whoa!"
Dog: "That's a cool trick!"
TheTale: The Inu Memoriam rushes towards Shiba, and swats them up into the air! [Giant Upper!]
TheTale rolled 1d100 and got 53 ( Total: 53 ) for C80
[OOC] Shiba: Repel] [1 Luck
TheTale: Shiba parries! The Memoriam backs off, growling. [Sweep - Next hit is T: Double.]
Lucnephwyr: "He mad."
TheTale: Battle order: Dog [B]:0 Shinzou [F]:12 Goat Troop B [F]:16 Lucnephwyr [F]:19 Shiba [F]:19 Sacristy [B]:21 Goat Troop A [F]:37 Inu Memoriam [F]:43
TheTale: Status for Sacristy : [<span style="color: #ff8000;">==== </span>]
TheTale: Status for Goat Troop A : [<span style="color: #008000;">======== </span>] Accuracy Down(1)
TheTale: Status for Goat Troop B : [<span style="color: #008000;">======== </span>] Extraction(3) Accuracy Down(2)
TheTale: Status for Inu Memoriam : [<span style="color: #008000;">========= </span>] Extraction(3)
TheTale: Dog!
Dog‘ howls, and light lances through Sacristy and Goat Troop A! [Flash Storm - 35D]
Dog` rolled 1d100 and got 5 ( Total: 5 ) for CoS to hit someone else
Dog` also hits Goat Troop B, apparently!
Dog` rolled 1d100 and got 50 ( Total: 50 ) for CoS to actually hit the fuckers
[OOC] Dog: Out of 75! So that hits.
Dog` rolled 1d10+120 and got 1 ( Total: 121.0 )
[OOC] TheTale: You roll to hit for each target btw! So you can pick up crits and hits on different people.
Dog` rolled 1d100 and got 1 ( Total: 1 )
Also rolled 1d100 and got 33 [Total: 33 (Low), Avg: 33.00]
Total: 34, Avg: 17.00
[OOC] TheTale: Like that~ <3
Dog` rolled 1d10+180 and got 7 ( Total: 187.0 ) for for the proc!!
[OOC] TheTale: 121] [187] [121]!
TheTale: Battle order: Shinzou [F]:0 Goat Troop B [F]:4 Lucnephwyr [F]:7 Shiba [F]:7 Sacristy [B]:9 Dog [B]:23 Goat Troop A [F]:25 Inu Memoriam [F]:31
TheTale: Status for Sacristy : [<span style="color: #ff8000;">=== </span>]
TheTale: Status for Goat Troop A : [<span style="color: #008000;">======= </span>] Accuracy Down(1)
TheTale: Status for Goat Troop B : [<span style="color: #008000;">======= </span>] Extraction(3) Accuracy Down(2)
TheTale: Status for Inu Memoriam : [<span style="color: #008000;">========= </span>] Extraction(3)
TheTale: Shinzou!
Shinzou takes a deep breath, his mind as still and calm as a mirror lake. [Contemplate D20]
Shinzou rolled d8+108 and got 1 ( Total: 109 )
TheTale: Goat B fires a quick shot at Shiba!
TheTale rolled 1d100 and got 80 ( Total: 80 ) for C70
TheTale: …But misses!
TheTale: Battle order: Lucnephwyr [F]:0 Shiba [F]:0 Sacristy [B]:2 Shinzou [F]:13 Dog [B]:16 Goat Troop A [F]:18 Goat Troop B [F]:22 Inu Memoriam [F]:24
TheTale: Status for Sacristy : [<span style="color: #ff8000;">=== </span>]
TheTale: Status for Goat Troop A : [<span style="color: #008000;">======= </span>] Accuracy Down(1)
TheTale: Status for Goat Troop B : [<span style="color: #008000;">======= </span>] Extraction(2) Accuracy Down(2)
TheTale: Status for Inu Memoriam : [<span style="color: #008000;">========= </span>] Extraction(3)
TheTale: Luc! Shiba!
Lucnephwyr: "Time to put it all together!" He begins chanting- the grimoire responds, channeling its charged magicks into the wind that picks up around Shiba and Luc, the pages are already whipping past the invocation, and Luc’s reserves are bolstered by some forward thinking… [Double Cure, CT20->10]
TheTale: Shiba!
Shiba once again erupts the growing pools of light into pillars that reach for the heavens. [Heaven Stream, D40]
Shiba rolled d12+150 and got 8 ( Total: 158.0 )
[OOC] TheTale: 158] [158] [158] [158]!
TheTale: The Sacristy begins charging [Hunter Seeker - CT15]!
TheTale: Battle order: Lucnephwyr [F]:0 Shinzou [F]:3 Dog [B]:6 Sacristy [B]:7 Goat Troop A [F]:8 Goat Troop B [F]:12 Inu Memoriam [F]:14 Shiba [F]:30
TheTale: Status for Sacristy : [<span style="color: #ff0000;">= </span>]
TheTale: Status for Goat Troop A : [<span style="color: #008000;">===== </span>] Accuracy Down(1)
TheTale: Status for Goat Troop B : [<span style="color: #008000;">====== </span>] Extraction(2) Accuracy Down(2)
TheTale: Status for Inu Memoriam : [<span style="color: #008000;">======= </span>] Extraction(3)
TheTale: Luc, now!
Lucnephwyr slams the grimoire shut, and two healing waves wash over Shiba and himself! [Double Cure, 35D]
Lucnephwyr rolled 1d10+150,160 and got 3 ( Total: 244.8 ) for book x2 + light of day
[OOC] Shiba: HP: 437/600, MP: 373/500, LP: 4/6, SoS: 150
TheTale: Shinzou!
TheTale: Battle order: Shinzou [F]:0 Dog [B]:3 Sacristy [B]:4 Goat Troop A [F]:5 Goat Troop B [F]:9 Inu Memoriam [F]:11 Shiba [F]:27 Lucnephwyr [F]:32
TheTale: Status for Sacristy : [<span style="color: #ff0000;">= </span>]
TheTale: Status for Goat Troop A : [<span style="color: #008000;">===== </span>] Accuracy Down(1)
TheTale: Status for Goat Troop B : [<span style="color: #008000;">====== </span>] Extraction(2) Accuracy Down(2)
TheTale: Status for Inu Memoriam : [<span style="color: #008000;">======= </span>] Extraction(3)
Shinzou darts past and through, and smashes his staff right into the Sacristy's face. [Setting Tinder] [Both Had Written 'Fire']
Shinzou rolled 1d100 and got 78 ( Total: 78 ) for 80
TheTale: Slice!
[OOC] Shinzou: wtf is row penalty
[OOC] Lucnephwyr: 20%
Shinzou rolled d10+108,80% and got 10 ( Total: 94.4 )
[OOC] TheTale: 94]! It's slain!
[OOC] Shinzou: +20 Crit to everyone's next action
[OOC] Dog: ilu
TheTale: Battle order: Dog [B]:0 Goat Troop A [F]:2 Goat Troop B [F]:6 Inu Memoriam [F]:8 Shiba [F]:24 Lucnephwyr [F]:29 Shinzou [F]:47
TheTale: Status for Goat Troop A : [<span style="color: #008000;">===== </span>] Accuracy Down(1)
TheTale: Status for Goat Troop B : [<span style="color: #008000;">====== </span>] Extraction(2) Accuracy Down(2)
TheTale: Status for Inu Memoriam : [<span style="color: #008000;">======= </span>] Extraction(3)
TheTale: Dog!
Dog‘ stores up some more dog magic! There’s a lot going into this one! [CT 20]
TheTale: Hmm…
TheTale: …So that's the power of… 'a dog'.
Dog: That's all I am!
TheTale: The goats attack Luc with their bladed guns!
TheTale rolled 2d100 and got 13, 69 ( Total: 82 ) for 20/60,40 respectively, crit because he didn't attack
Shinzou intercepts one of the hits! [G.A.]
Lucnephwyr pushes that crit into a regular hit. [1 luck]
TheTale rolled 1d12+150 and got 6 ( Total: 156.0 )
TheTale: Dealing 156 damage to Shinzou! No need to spend the luck, Luc.
Lucnephwyr nods.
TheTale: The Inu Memoriam dashes forward and slams into Shinzou and Luc, sending them flying! [Giant Upper]
TheTale rolled 2d100 and got 24, 36 ( Total: 60 ) for 80 each
TheTale rolled 1d12+180 and got 5 ( Total: 185.0 )
TheTale: They take 185 physical damage, are sent flying (1) [Briefly Untargettable], and are hurled into the back row for when they get back!
TheTale: Battle order: Dog [B]:0 Shiba [F]:4 Lucnephwyr [B]:9 Shinzou [B]:27 Goat Troop B [F]:31 Inu Memoriam [F]:33 Goat Troop A [F]:42
Lucnephwyr: "Eep!"
TheTale: Status for Goat Troop A : [<span style="color: #008000;">===== </span>]
TheTale: Status for Goat Troop B : [<span style="color: #008000;">====== </span>] Extraction(1) Accuracy Down(1)
TheTale: Status for Inu Memoriam : [<span style="color: #008000;">======= </span>] Extraction(2)
TheTale: Dog!
Dog‘ howls, and the air shudders, and the light coalesces into meteors which rain down on the enemy party! [Stardust Factory, 40D]
[OOC] Shinzou: HP:<span style="color: #ff8000;"> 125</span>/550, [TMP: 149] MP: 540/550, LP: 7/7, SoS: 137 - Briefly Untargetable (1)
Dog` rolled 3d100 and got 74, 97, 37 ( Total: 208 ) for 75 to hit, 70 to crit, THANKS PETER
Dog` pushes that hit down into a crit with another luck point!!
TheTale: Crit Graze Crit!
Dog` rolled d12+72 and got 5 ( Total: 77.0 )
d12+216: 9 [Total: 225.0 (High), Avg: 9.00]
[OOC] TheTale: Also, Are you Jackpotting
Total: 302.0, Avg: 7.00
[OOC] Dog: Oh, Yes, Absolutely
Dog: They’re lit up! [Jackpot]
TheTale: Battle order: Shiba [F]:0 Lucnephwyr [B]:5 Shinzou [B]:23 Goat Troop B [F]:27 Inu Memoriam [F]:29 Dog [B]:36 Goat Troop A [F]:38
TheTale: Status for Goat Troop A : [<span style="color: #ff8000;">==== </span>] Jackpot(2)
TheTale: Status for Goat Troop B : [<span style="color: #008000;">===== </span>] Extraction(1) Accuracy Down(1) Jackpot(2)
TheTale: Status for Inu Memoriam : [<span style="color: #008000;">====== </span>] Extraction(2) Jackpot(2)
TheTale: Shiba!
Shiba follows up on the meteor strike, trapping Goat Troop A in a circle of Shiba-like light silhouettes, each striking the Troop. [SA: Halo] Then, all but one of the silhouettes fade and strikes it again. [And Recover, 50D]
Shiba rolled d12+180 and got 11 ( Total: 191.0 ) for Halo
Shiba rolled d12+180 and got 7 ( Total: 187.0 ) for And Recover
TheTale: The Memoriam rushes forward and bites onto Shiba -
TheTale rolled 1d12+156 and got 8 ( Total: 164.0 )
TheTale: For 164 physical damage!
Shiba rolled 1d100 and got 56 ( Total: 56 ) for actually 20/80 for And Recover
[OOC] TheTale: Punishment stance ends!
TheTale: Goat A's shaky. "Damage Extreme"
Shiba recovers [180 MP] and also refreshes Repel!
TheTale: Luc: Thump! You've landed.
TheTale: Battle order: Lucnephwyr [B]:0 Shinzou [B]:18 Goat Troop B [F]:22 Inu Memoriam [F]:24 Dog [B]:31 Goat Troop A [F]:33 Shiba [F]:45
TheTale: Status for Goat Troop A : [] Jackpot(2)
TheTale: Status for Goat Troop B : [<span style="color: #008000;">===== </span>] Extraction(1) Accuracy Down(1) Jackpot(2)
TheTale: Status for Inu Memoriam : [<span style="color: #008000;">====== </span>] Extraction(2) Jackpot(2)
TheTale: Luc!
Lucnephwyr scrambles to his feet. "Yup, time to fix that up, too-" He begins to chant! [CT20]
Lucnephwyr also puts some 'oomph' into it. [Quick: Potency]
TheTale: Shinzou!
Shinzou finally lands, and weaves through the rows to finish off Goat Troop A. [Moth Dance]
Shinzou rolled 1d100 and got 20 ( Total: 20 )
[OOC] Shinzou: Crit!
TheTale: It's a fatal stroke!
Shinzou slices it clean in two, even from the back row!
[OOC] Shiba: Jackpot?
TheTale: Gained a luck!
TheTale: Inu Memoriam does a four-point sumo stomp and roars. [Here Comes Me!][After ally dies: Damage Up & Generates T.HP (3)]
TheTale: Luc, now!
Lucnephwyr: "Hah-!" Healing wind washes over Shiba and Shinzou, and Shinzou gets a little extra bump of heals. [Double Cure, 35D]
Lucnephwyr rolled 1d10+150 and got 9 ( Total: 159.0 ) for heals to both shiba and shin
Lucnephwyr rolled 1d12+180 and got 11 ( Total: 191.0 ) for extra to shinz
TheTale: Goat B slashes into Shiba!
TheTale rolled 1d100 and got 14 ( Total: 14 )
[OOC] Shinzou: HP: 316/550, [TMP: 89] MP: 540/550, LP: 7/7, SoS: 137
TheTale rolled 1d12+150 and got 12 ( Total: 162.0 )
TheTale: For 162 physical damage!
[OOC] Shiba: HP: 330/600, [TMP: 40] MP: 493/500, LP: 3/6, SoS: 150
Shiba: "Easy come, easy go."
TheTale: Inu Memoriam dashes into Shiba!
TheTale rolled 1d100 and got 78 ( Total: 78 ) for C80
TheTale rolled 1d12*1.5+156*1.5 and got 1 ( Total: 235.5 )
[OOC] Shinzou: HP: 475/550, [TMP: 89] MP: 540/550, LP: 7/7, SoS: 137
[OOC] Shiba: Nope, 1 Luck
TheTale: Hitting for 235 physical damag- Shiba stops it!
[OOC] Shiba: HP: 330/600, [TMP: 40] MP: 493/500, LP: 2/6, SoS: 150
TheTale: It turns its golden gaze on the party! [Countering S.As!] [Also, +80 T.HP]
TheTale: Battle order: Dog [B]:0 Shiba [F]:14 Lucnephwyr [B]:24 Goat Troop B [F]:36 Shinzou [B]:37 Inu Memoriam [F]:38
TheTale: Status for Goat Troop B : [<span style="color: #008000;">===== </span>] Jackpot(1)
TheTale: Status for Inu Memoriam : [<span style="color: #008000;">====== </span>] Extraction(1) Here Comes Me(2) Jackpot(1)
TheTale: Dog!
TheTale: Oh, and the Memoriam bares its marble fangs. [Next hit is T: Double.]
Dog‘ barks at Shiba! "Hang in there!" [Hustle, 44D]
[OOC] Dog: Next Delay Reduced By -30, Gains 80 THP, Gain +10 CoS Or 10% Potency At 100 CoS
TheTale: Shiba!
[OOC] Shiba: who’s still hurt
Shiba conjures more beams of light - they dance and shimmer, this time, in shapes like snake's fangs and crescent moons. One pierces, the other slashes. [Heaven Sword, CT0 D35 apparently thanks to hustle]
[OOC] Lucnephwyr: HP: 445/600, MP: 410/600, LP: 5/6, SoS: 150
[OOC] Lucnephwyr: keep atacking
[OOC] Dog: HP: 388/550, MP: 377/600, LP: 8/10, SoS: 137 - +25 to next force skill checks (),+20 crit ()
[OOC] Dog: except ignore those statuses
Shiba rolled d12*1.1+150*1.1 and got 6 ( Total: 171.6 ) for to both
[OOC] Lucnephwyr: delay is not CT
[OOC] Shiba: it's a different thing than before?
[OOC] Lucnephwyr: yeah
[OOC] Dog: Hustle reduces delay, not CT!
[OOC] Lucnephwyr: dog's got two of 'em
[OOC] Lucnephwyr: this one is also THP and not TMP
[OOC] Dog: It also gives THP, not TMP
[OOC] Shinzou: dog's tricksy like that
[OOC] Shiba: CT20 then
TheTale: Battle order: Lucnephwyr [B]:0 Shiba [F]:10 Goat Troop B [F]:12 Shinzou [B]:13 Inu Memoriam [F]:14 Dog [B]:20
TheTale: Status for Goat Troop B : [<span style="color: #008000;">===== </span>] Jackpot(1)
TheTale: Status for Inu Memoriam : [<span style="color: #008000;">====== </span>] Extraction(1) Here Comes Me(2) Jackpot(1)
TheTale: Luc!
Lucnephwyr: "Hmm… don't die for a little bit." He majestically flings his book across rows at the Goat Troop B! [Brilliance, 45D]
Lucnephwyr rolled 1d100 and got 2 ( Total: 2 ) for 80
Lucnephwyr: "!"
Shinzou: "Yeah!"
Lucnephwyr 's eyes glint. "That's all I needed!" [Refresh: Potency]
Lucnephwyr spends a luck to crit too, why not.
Lucnephwyr rolled 1d8+90,180 and got 2 ( Total: 165.6 ) for crit, row
[OOC] TheTale: 165]!
TheTale: Shiba, now!
[OOC] Shiba: 171] to both if you wanna use the earlier roll! Also, [D15]!
TheTale: Searing magic burns through them -
Shiba: One more column of light gently encompasses Dog. [Dawn Break]
Shiba rolled d10+150 and got 4 ( Total: 154.0 ) for Healing!
TheTale: Crackling, pin-prick holes develop in the Memoriam, falling straight through it.
TheTale: But it stands stil.
Dog‘ wags their tail! "Thanks!"
[OOC] Dog: HP: 542/550, MP: 377/600, LP: 8/10, SoS: 137
TheTale: The Goat slashes into Shiba!
TheTale rolled 1d100 and got 94 ( Total: 94 )
TheTale: But misses them!
TheTale: Jackpot fades!
TheTale: Battle order: Shinzou [B]:0 Inu Memoriam [F]:1 Dog [B]:7 Shiba [F]:12 Lucnephwyr [B]:32 Goat Troop B [F]:59
TheTale: Status for Goat Troop B : [<span style="color: #ff0000;">== </span>]
TheTale: Status for Inu Memoriam : [<span style="color: #ff8000;">===== </span>] Extraction(1) Here Comes Me(2) Jackpot(1)
TheTale: Shinzou!
Shinzou reaches for his blade, and draws forth the howling wind! [CT 20]
Shiba switches her footing to [Technical.]
[OOC] Shiba: Redouble
TheTale: Inu Memoriam rushes forward and delivers a massive [Giant Upper] to - oh, huh, all the targets it sweeps has to be in the same row? to Luc and Shinzou!
TheTale rolled 2d100 and got 2, 51 ( Total: 53 ) for 80
TheTale rolled 1d12*1.3+180*1.3 and got 1 ( Total: 235.3 )
TheTale: For 235 physical to each! They’re sent flying (1)!
TheTale: Jackpot fades!
TheTale: Battle order: Dog [B]:0 Shiba [F]:5 Shinzou [B]:13 Lucnephwyr [B]:25 Inu Memoriam [F]:39 Goat Troop B [F]:52
TheTale: Status for Goat Troop B : [<span style="color: #ff0000;">== </span>]
TheTale: Status for Inu Memoriam : [<span style="color: #ff8000;">===== </span>] Here Comes Me(1)
TheTale: Dog!
[OOC] Shinzou: HP: 240/550, [TMP: 89] MP: 540/550, LP: 7/7, SoS: 137
[OOC] Lucnephwyr: HP: 240/600, MP: 410/600, LP: 4/6, SoS: 150 - Spell Charge: +20% (U)
Dog‘ starts collecting some more dog magic! [CT15]
TheTale: Oh, and the Memoriam gains [+80 T.HP.]
TheTale: Battle order: Shiba [F]:0 Shinzou [B]:8 Dog [B]:10 Lucnephwyr [B]:20 Inu Memoriam [F]:34 Goat Troop B [F]:47
TheTale: Status for Goat Troop B : [<span style="color: #ff0000;">== </span>]
TheTale: Status for Inu Memoriam : [<span style="color: #008000;">===== </span>] Here Comes Me(1)
TheTale: Shiba!
Shiba makes more fangs and scimitars shimmer dance in midair ominously. [Sacred Sword, CT20]
TheTale: Shinzou!
Shinzou releases the howling wind! It sweeps out in a wide arc on green wings, then comes back to perch on Shinzou’s outstretched hand. From the gale, he plucks two white chrysanthemums, shimmering with moonlight, and holds them in his hand. [D30] He then carefully takes one of the chrysanthemums, and throws it at Goat Troop B. [Razor Glare - 108 magical wind damage!]
Lucnephwyr: "Oooooh…."
Dog‘ is impressed!!
[OOC] TheTale: 108]!
TheTale: Battle order: Dog [B]:0 Lucnephwyr [B]:10 Shiba [F]:10 Inu Memoriam [F]:24 Shinzou [B]:28 Goat Troop B [F]:37
TheTale: Status for Goat Troop B : [<span style="color: #ff0000;">== </span>]
TheTale: Status for Inu Memoriam : [<span style="color: #008000;">===== </span>] Here Comes Me(1)
TheTale: Dog!
[OOC] Shinzou: HP: 240/550, [TMP: 29] MP: 550/550, LP: 7/7, SoS: 137 - Razor Glare (1) (U)
Dog` howls, and light lances into the fake pretender dog! [Flying Edge, 35D]
Dog` rolled 1d100 and got 47 ( Total: 47 )
Dog` rolled 1d12+144 and got 5 ( Total: 149.0 )
TheTale: Battle order: Lucnephwyr [B]:0 Shiba [F]:0 Inu Memoriam [F]:14 Shinzou [B]:18 Dog [B]:25 Goat Troop B [F]:27
TheTale: Status for Goat Troop B : [<span style="color: #ff0000;">== </span>]
TheTale: Status for Inu Memoriam : [<span style="color: #ff8000;">==== </span>] Here Comes Me(1)
TheTale: Luc!
Lucnephwyr: "So… this will be a little silly!" He opens his grimoire, and chants a spell, saying each syllable twice… so a healing wind gathers beneath him and Shinzou… wait, what? [Quick: Pairing] [Cure, CT15->10, 1 luck]
TheTale: Shiba, too!
Shiba: One pierces, one slashes. [Sacred Sword, 35D]
Shiba rolled d12*1.2+150*1.2 and got 5 ( Total: 186.0 ) for 2 Luck to increase potency!
TheTale: the Goat’s slain - it collapses into light!
TheTale: Battle order: Lucnephwyr [B]:0 Inu Memoriam [F]:4 Shinzou [B]:8 Dog [B]:15 Shiba [F]:25
TheTale: Status for Inu Memoriam : [<span style="color: #ff8000;">=== </span>] Here Comes Me(1)
TheTale: Luc!
Lucnephwyr finishes casting! Him and Shinzou are healed for the same amount! (And then Luc gets a little extra, due to his Brilliance.) [Cure, 35D]
Lucnephwyr rolled 1d12+180,140 and got 8 ( Total: 263.2 ) for book+bright of day to both shinzou and luc
TheTale: Inu Memoriam bites into Shiba!
Lucnephwyr rolled 1d8+54 and got 1 ( Total: 55 ) for to luc, lol
TheTale rolled 1d100 and got 70 ( Total: 70 )
[OOC] Shinzou: HP: 503/550, [TMP: 29] MP: 550/550, LP: 7/7, SoS: 137 - Razor Glare (1) (U)
TheTale rolled 1d12*1.5+120*1.5 and got 3 ( Total: 184.5 )
TheTale: Biting them for 184 physical damage!
[OOC] Shiba: Repel]?
TheTale: Parries it!
Lucnephwyr: "Now- go for the finishing blows!"
TheTale: It gains [80 T.HP] one last time. Attack boost dissipates.
TheTale: Battle order: Shinzou [B]:0 Dog [B]:7 Shiba [F]:17 Lucnephwyr [B]:27 Inu Memoriam [F]:56
TheTale: Status for Inu Memoriam : [<span style="color: #ff8000;">=== </span>]
TheTale: Shinzou!
Shinzou steps into the front row, and while he's at it, releases the other chrysanthemum. [108]
[OOC] Shinzou: D20
TheTale: Battle order: Dog [B]:0 Shiba [F]:10 Shinzou [B]:13 Lucnephwyr [B]:20 Inu Memoriam [F]:49
TheTale: Status for Inu Memoriam : [<span style="color: #ff8000;">=== </span>]
TheTale: Dog!
Dog‘ barks at Shiba! "Let’s do it one more time!" [Get On With It! This is the CT one! -20 CT, +80 TMP, +10 CoS or 10% potency if it's already at 100 CoS! 44D!]
[OOC] Shiba: NOPE use it on someone else
[OOC] Dog: GOD FINE, Shinzou do you plan on using a CT
Shiba slithers around the Inu lightning-quick and striking at an opening. [By Will, And Recover 50D]
[OOC] Shinzou: naw I'm just gonna spam attack at this point
[OOC] Lucnephwyr: I have no attack spells
Dog‘ just bites the thing then gosh!!!!!
Dog` rolled 1d100 and got 88 ( Total: 88 )
Dog` does not, actually, bite the thing. It is a very big dog.
TheTale: Battle order: Shiba [F]:0 Shinzou [B]:3 Lucnephwyr [B]:10 Dog [B]:30 Inu Memoriam [F]:39
TheTale: Status for Inu Memoriam : [<span style="color: #ff8000;">=== </span>]
TheTale: Shiba!
Shiba rolled 1d100 and got 95 ( Total: 95 ) for 80 for And Recover
Dog` sort of gets up to it, looks up, whines, hops back into the back row. Because, you know. Scary.
[OOC] Shiba: I Have No Luck
TheTale: Battle order: Shinzou [F]:0 Lucnephwyr [B]:7 Dog [B]:27 Inu Memoriam [F]:36 Shiba [F]:47
TheTale: Status for Inu Memoriam : [<span style="color: #ff8000;">=== </span>]
TheTale: Shinzou!
Shinzou just rushes the Inu Memoriam! [Attack D50]
Shinzou rolled 1d100 and got 72 ( Total: 72 ) for 80
Shinzou rolled d10+108 and got 8 ( Total: 116 )
[OOC] TheTale: 116]!
TheTale: Battle order: Lucnephwyr [B]:0 Dog [B]:20 Inu Memoriam [F]:29 Shiba [F]:40 Shinzou [F]:43
TheTale: Status for Inu Memoriam : [<span style="color: #ff0000;">== </span>]
TheTale: Luc!
Lucnephwyr grins and flings his book across rows, at the Inu Memoriam… [Grandeur, 40D]
Lucnephwyr rolled 1d100 and got 45 ( Total: 45 ) for 80
Lucnephwyr flings his arms out to the side. Come at me, bro.
Lucnephwyr rolled 1d8+90 and got 4 ( Total: 94 ) for row penalty, glorify. If the struck target’s next action fails to target you, your next technique deals +20% damage and gains 20 critical.
[OOC] TheTale: 94]!
Shinzou grins at Lucnephwyr.
TheTale: Battle order: Dog [B]:0 Inu Memoriam [F]:9 Lucnephwyr [B]:20 Shiba [F]:20 Shinzou [F]:23
TheTale: Status for Inu Memoriam : [<span style="color: #ff0000;">== </span>]
TheTale: Dog!
Dog‘ barks at Shinzou a lot! [Hustle, -30D, 80THP, 10 CoS/potency, 44D]
TheTale: The Memoriam bites into Luc!
TheTale rolled 1d100 and got 69 ( Total: 69 ) for C80
TheTale rolled 1d12*0.8+120*0.8 and got 9 ( Total: 103.2 )
TheTale: For 103 physical damage!
Lucnephwyr: "Barely felt it!"
TheTale: Battle order: Lucnephwyr [B]:0 Shiba [F]:0 Shinzou [F]:3 Dog [B]:24 Inu Memoriam [F]:49
TheTale: Status for Inu Memoriam : [<span style="color: #ff0000;">== </span>]
TheTale: Luc! Shiba!
Shiba raises her staff for one final column of light. [Burst, CT15]
Lucnephwyr hops into the front row. [20D]
TheTale: Battle order: Shinzou [F]:0 Shiba [F]:12 Lucnephwyr [B]:17 Dog [B]:21 Inu Memoriam [F]:46
TheTale: Status for Inu Memoriam : [<span style="color: #ff0000;">== </span>]
TheTale: Shinzou!
Shinzou rushes forward again and slices at the statue! [Attack D20]
Shinzou rolled 1d100 and got 52 ( Total: 52 )
Shinzou rolled d10+108 and got 2 ( Total: 110 )
[OOC] TheTale: 110]!
TheTale: Shiba, now!
Shinzou smacks at it, really. Old habits die hard.
TheTale: Battle order: Shiba [F]:0 Lucnephwyr [B]:5 Shinzou [F]:8 Dog [B]:9 Inu Memoriam [F]:34
TheTale: Status for Inu Memoriam : [<span style="color: #ff0000;">= </span>]
Shiba: Coda. [Burst]
Shiba rolled d12+150 and got 3 ( Total: 153.0 )
[OOC] TheTale: 153]!
TheTale: It sits up, staring up towards the heavens, as it rattles apart, fiend-light emerging from within…
TheTale: …Way to go!
[OOC] TheTale: Got 9 EXP.
Lucnephwyr fist-claw-pumps!
TheTale: …After a moment, the Prince emerges from his hiding place.
Shinzou fistbumps Lucnephwyr.
Dog` pants, wagging their tail. "We did it!"
Shiba looks at Luc, then halfheartedly holds her staff in the air, at least recognizing the gesture.
Shinzou: "You okay there?"
Lucnephwyr awards Shiba the ’Enthusiastic Victory' medal! [+1 LP]
TheTale: Is that a physical medal?
TheTale: Or are you just doing a pinning-it-on gesture?
Lucnephwyr is just making the gesture, he didn't think to bring his medals with him. He's got some in his summer home, though.
TheTale: Ok.
TheTale: …The Prince crawls out from his hiding hole.
Shinzou: "All clear."
Dog: "We're okay!" Dog reassures the Prince.
Lucnephwyr: "Hi! We didn't get to do introductions."
Lucnephwyr: "I'm Lucnephwyr!"
Dog: "I'm a Dog!" Tailwag.
Lucnephwyr smiles a toothy, dragonling smile, and his wings flutter perceptibly.
TheTale: "Monsters, huh…?" He's positively drowning in his clothes - they balloon out from him ridiculously.
TheTale: "I'm the Prince, I guess."
Shinzou: "Shinzou." Last names are out of style in this party. "It's nice to meet you."
Dog: "What's your name, Prince? Or was that eaten like the Princess's?"
Shiba closes her eyes, recalling the Inu Memoriam statue. An otherworldly beast that's only a poor imitation of an idea, carved into fearsome stone nonetheless. Its concept may one day find its way to her chisel, losing its original self but gaining some other transformative quirk in the process. [Rf: Art to regain +1 Luck]
TheTale: He frowns.
TheTale: "Its' Raro."
[OOC] TheTale: Luck gained.
TheTale: A copy of a copy of a copy…
Shiba smirks slightly. "Not Rarazzo?"
TheTale: He sighs.
TheTale: "Are you here for revenge…?"
Shinzou: "We're here… because it's where we are."
Dog: "We'd like to ask you some more questions, if it's okay!"
Lucnephwyr: "Well, uh…"
Lucnephwyr: "Not really…?"
TheTale: "Go for it."
Lucnephwyr: "We want to end the war, but we don't want to eat you. I don't think. Or kill you!"
TheTale: "Hmm…"
Shiba: "We haven't decided yet."
TheTale: "That probably explains how you got this close."
TheTale: "You should look at this, though."
TheTale: "It's my dad." He points at the casket.
Dog‘ trots up, balances on their hind legs, and looks inside.
Lucnephwyr does take a closer look, at the Prince’s insistence.
Shinzou would note the first time since they met that Luc hasn't expressed interest in eating a human immediately after meeting them, but it doesn't really seem like the time or the place.
TheTale: It's a human corpse. However, it's whittled away, very strangely - as if half-smudged out of existence by an eraser, eroded and worn in some impossible fashion.
TheTale: "They can't bring him back," he says.
Dog‘ whines, ears pinning back. "I’m sorry."
Lucnephwyr: "That's… I'm pretty sure human corpses don't do that."
Lucnephwyr: "Oh um… sorry."
Dog: "What happened..?" It reminds them, strangely, of the princess.
Shinzou: "I'm sorry for your loss." This- this death which carries weight. This is the sort of thing for which mourning is appropriate, after all.
TheTale: He smiles very weakly. "I don't know what happened."
TheTale: "…In fact, no one can remember how he died."
TheTale: "…Maybe this is the price of my meddling…?"
Shiba: "What was his name?"
Dog: "It's not your fault," Dog says. "Whatever you did, I'm sure you couldn't have known."
TheTale: Out of nowhere, he bursts into hysterical laughter, half-sobbing, bracing himself against the casket. "I don't know…!"
TheTale: "Ah…"
TheTale: "Mm…"
TheTale: He wipes his face.
TheTale: Voice still caught, he attempts:
TheTale: "You're… those that are pure of heart, aren't you?"
Dog‘ makes their way to the Prince, and licks his chin, whining. It’ll be okay!
Lucnephwyr: "…yeah."
TheTale: "Here to watch over a time of great disaster."
Lucnephwyr: "I don't know about -that-, but- Pure Hearts… yes."
TheTale: "You should know."
Dog: "I guess we are," Dog says, "even though I'm just a Dog."
TheTale: "I did what they said I did."
Shiba: "He's basically got the gist of it."
TheTale: "The heart of the Princess…"
TheTale: "I snatched it away."
TheTale: "And sent it, back into history…"
TheTale: "To become the source of eternal life."
Lucnephwyr blank stare.
Shinzou: "!"
Dog: "Why did you do it?"
Shiba: "For both humans and monsters?"
TheTale: "Just for humans."
TheTale: "Monsters… got on well enough alone."
Lucnephwyr: "I'm not sure how anything follows from one to another, here… but I don't think you're lying."
TheTale: "I didn't want everyone to die. Maybe I just… didn't want to die, myself…?"
Dog: "So that's where the fount of wishes comes from…?"
TheTale: He scratches beneath Dog's muzzle.
TheTale: "That's where."
Lucnephwyr: "So… I mean…"
Lucnephwyr: "Hoooooooooooooooooooooow."
Dog: "… the Princess is hurting, you know," Dog whines, ears back. "She can't even hold onto words on a page."
TheTale: "I know. I know I know I know I know, okay? And don't act like I don't."
TheTale: "But all my life, mom has been telling me to do something, dad's been telling me to do something-"
TheTale: "So I did something!"
TheTale: "And now we're holding on!"
TheTale: "So, if you know what I should've done, then fix it!"
Dog: "I think…"
Dog: "We have to get the Princess's heart back."
Shinzou: "So, did you ever try just… taking up residence in a different form, when you died, like the monsters do?"
TheTale: "Well…"
TheTale: He smiles faintly.
Dog: "Then the King will be able to forgive you, and we might be able to move on from this infinite war."
TheTale: "I've actually never died, you know."
TheTale: "I… don't want to start. Nothing about it sounds fun."
Dog: "Dying, well… it can actually give you a good change of perspective."
Shinzou: "…anyways, knowing that… I don't think anyone could fault you. Death is the only enemy that matters. But with this war, and the plague, and the slow rate of revival… it's not even like your solution's working in the long run."
Shinzou: "Also, the world's going to end in a week?"
Shinzou: "So… let's try to come up with something better, shall we?"
TheTale: "You hear it too, huh…?"
Lucnephwyr: "Yeah… everything's on a time limit of something or other."
Shiba: "What. D2?"
TheTale: "I thought it was just for me."
Lucnephwyr: "Apparently all of the pure of heart can hear 'em."
Shinzou: "We have to end the war. If that means handing you over to the monsters… well, I've got no loyalty to my people." He smiles thinly. "Nothing against you, and I rather admire your resourcefulness. I'd certainly prefer a different solution."
Lucnephwyr: "If he can send a heart and a name back into history to create a well of infinite life-"
Shinzou: "Maybe… we take the Princess' heart back… pause the fountain, for now… and then see what we can do from there? Is that even possible?"
Lucnephwyr: "Then we can get around a -lot-."
Dog: "Even if you were to die… would the Princess's heart be restored? The King won't be satisfied by revenge. Not really."
Shiba: "How did you do it?"
TheTale: "Well…"
TheTale: "…If you go to the top of the mana tree, your wish will be granted, right…?"
TheTale: "I lied about what mine was."
Shinzou laughs, gently. "Letting you perish -would- be a crime."
Lucnephwyr: "Oh, hey, that's actually true?"
TheTale: "I'd feel luckier if you didn't strike me as a criminal."
Shiba stares Luc down. "Why … do you think I would spend my days guarding it so?"
Dog: "So all we have to do is go to the Mana Tree, and wish for all of this to be solved!"
Dog: "And that way… no one has to die, right?"
Lucnephwyr: "Everyone needs a hobby?"
Shinzou: "Oh, sparing you isn't different in my view than personally committing atrocities on a historic scale." He smiles warmly. "But, I'll do it if the world gives me a chance."
Shinzou: "You've earned that at least. The fountain did revive me, after all."
TheTale: The prince has a troubled look.
TheTale: …Which, I mean, is nothing new.
Dog‘ whines.
Dog: "… I won’t say it never crossed my mind, but…"
Dog: "… if it's possible, I'd like to take the merciful path."
Dog: "Even though I've just met you, I like you!"
TheTale: "I like you too… I think."
Lucnephwyr: "It really wouldn't work unless we got the name and heart back, anyway, I don't think."
Shinzou: "Dog, as usual, putting things better than I could."
Shiba: "To prevent interlopers like him. Though now I wonder, did he get past me the first time, or was I not around in that original timeline? Is the 'time of great disaster' that apparently brought us the cause of your actions?"
Shiba: "Er. The result."
Shinzou: "I imagine we'd have to be more careful than just 'wish for all of this to be solved'. On the other hand, we're friends with the gatekeeper?" He smiles.
Shiba: "Only for the base, really. There's still much more to climb."
Shinzou: "Anyways, where -is- the Princess' name?"
TheTale: "I, um."
TheTale: "I wasn't very… precise."
TheTale: "It's… probably with the heart…?"
Lucnephwyr: "So sometime between now and all of creation."
Lucnephwyr: "Mmm…well, that's okay."
Shinzou: "And how do we get there?"
TheTale: "You're going straight there…?"
Dog: "Yeah! We have to stop the war!"
Lucnephwyr: "Why not?"
TheTale: He laughs weakly.
Dog: "A lot of people are suffering, on both sides."
Lucnephwyr: "It may not be on a dance card, but who needs 'em!"
TheTale: "I was thinking, if we stalled, we could bring another person or two back… but there's the cost too, right…? Um…"
Shinzou: "The cost?"
Dog: "I'll pay."
TheTale: "Well, the more time you take, the more people die."
Dog: "… then let's go as soon as we can!"
TheTale: "The best way to get there…"
TheTale: "There's a ropeway between the castle and the Vault, used to keep the identities of… um, you know. A secret."
TheTale: "That'll put you in the servantry of the Palace."
Shinzou: "I'm sure you'll be able to give us excellent directions."
TheTale: "I… I can't come with you!"
Lucnephwyr: "Sure you can!"
TheTale: "Half the palace are trying to imprison me, and half of it wants to kill me, and some of the bits overlap!"
Dog: "We'll keep you safe, I promise!"
Lucnephwyr: "We'll just disguise you as a monster."
TheTale: "That… that doesn't make me any safer!"
Dog: "Yes it does! Because then we can say…"
Dog: "You're from out of town!"
Dog: "Travellers look weird sometimes, right?"
TheTale: What, you think that's going to work?
TheTale: "I… I…"
Lucnephwyr: "Do you really think three monsters and a really weird human just waltzed right into Prospero?"
Dog: Yeah! I've decided!
Dog: We're going to save everyone!
TheTale: "I'm not getting out of this, am I?"
Shinzou: "Besides, if anyone tries to get to you, they'll have to go through us. I'm not a betting man, but I don't favour their chances."
Lucnephwyr: "Nope!"
TheTale: "Hahaha…"
Dog: "I'll be your guard dog!"
TheTale: "Maybe it'll be fun."
TheTale: "…Saying that makes me want to throw up."
Lucnephwyr gives the Prince a clap on the back!
Shinzou: "Look on the bright side. In the long run, this is your best shot towards escaping with your life, in general."
Lucnephwyr: "If anyone asks, we've been friends for years!"
TheTale: The Prince throws up in his mouth, a little.
Dog‘ noses at the Prince’s hand and worms their head under it. Hello! I'm a comforting dog!!
Shinzou: "You're still a hero. Your story just isn't over yet like you thought it was."
Shinzou: "Come on, let's go. I've been sneaking back and forth between the kingdoms for…"
Shinzou: "…long enough."
Shiba hands the Prince a [Bitter Pill]. "C'mon. If you're going to be sick, at least take something for it."
Lucnephwyr: "Oh, and you're from out of town, so… we started as pen pals!"
TheTale: "Couldn't you chocolate-coat it…?"
Shiba: "Do I look like a cannibal? Chocolate comes from Pakkuns."
TheTale: "Oh…" He swallows it.
Lucnephwyr giggles. "(Oh my -god- you got him to eat it…)"
TheTale: …Elsewhere…
TheTale: Bundled thick in a cloak, disguising most of his features, a soldier approaches the Queen.
TheTale: "Yes? What is your report?"
TheTale: In a woodwind voice:
TheTale: "Monsters are sneaking into the castle. They've captured the Prince, and have convinced him to lead them through the Palace, directly into the heart."
TheTale: "Wh…what?" says the Queen.
TheTale: "Lead a force! Head them off at once!"
TheTale: "I shall," says the Hero. And he rises, and heads off, shedding his cloak as he turns the corner.
TheTale: His face a fiend-hound's, his skin mottled with clarinet-valves.
TheTale: No one noticed that, either.

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