Red eyes the nightmarish thing from his spot on the bar.
BY COSMOS’ CORSET WHAT IN THE SEVEN HELLS IS THAT???
Red bolts for cover and cowers under a table, peaking his head out to see
Oh… That’s some kind of illusion, isn’t it…?
Red gets up and dusts himself off
Well, ahem… Seriously, what is that thing?
Red eyes the nightmarish thing from his spot on the bar.
Yuri: “Don’t take us so lightly. Even if it can steal away light, we still have some ways of dealing with those types.”
He turns towards the girls
Rita: “If Aer manages to normalize here, yes.”
Yuri: “Well then, even then we still got an advantage.”
The teams inventory of expendables…
Yuri waves Tager off
Yuri: “Take care old man.”
Door slamming behind them
Vesperia heads towards the woods…
Saber and Iresveil run home
Saber: “Emiya! What’s wrong!?”
Maiya: “We have been robbed! Invisible Intruder!”
Saber: “… I can’t make out anyone in particular. They are probably already with the crowd.”
Kiritsugu: “Dammit. What would a village of magical people want with guns?”
Iresveil: “With the number of people now immergrating from other worlds…”
Kiritsugu: Sighes “I’m sorry to ask this of you so suddenly, but I need you to set up wards for the entire warehouse. Me and Maiya have to fix the security system.”
Saber: “And what about me?”
Kiritsugu: “If you feel up to it…”
he changes his mind…
Kiritsugu: “Never mind. Assist Iresveil and get some rest. Reinforcing the base is the top priority.”
And they are pretty much committed to that for the rest of the night. The entire warehouse is re-arranged to accomidate ward setup, and low level warding spells are placed at the doors, while high level ones are placed at the windows. Security cameras are also installed on the streets.
Upon The Chalkboard lies the following:
- Seek Permission for a City Wide outdoor Surveillance System.
- Organize group for in-city monster trap.
- Seek Permission to assemble Ατλας at designated trap points, and train potential users.
Amaterasu yawns before acknowledging her. Not bothering to give any details about herself besides “bearer of other gods”, whatever that means.
She once again imposes the question of what business Athena has here. For it is dangerous for a god to incarnate themselves without being called upon.
@Amaterasu and Athena:
Something is coming. Something that pulls incredible power though a world of sorrow. Without noticing both Ammy and Athena tear up.
This person is arriving in merely a couple of minutes.
Athena: I am looking for a group of heroes to assist us Olympians in ensuring that our greatest enemy, Kronos, is not able to break free of Tartarus.
@People talking to Rachel,
Rachel wraps up the conversation quickly as soon as Erza introduces herself to the two of them. She finishes sipping her tea away. Valkenhayn pours her another cup of tea as glances over to the Vesperia gang, watching them leave and walk into the cold rain.
She also felt the presence of Archer leave, along with the burden that he bears coming from his [REDACTED]. She sighs at this and returns to drinking her tea at the table.
@Everyone talking to Tager,
Before Team Brave leaves.
The hologram disappears from view as he lowers his hand.
Tager: That was a view of whatever is lurking in the woods. It could have once been a bat that was taken over by seithr and turned into that monster.
And then he gets a response from Team Brave.
Tager: Very well…
He allows them passage out of the guild hall.
Ragna is walking your way with the green Ars Magus barrier over his head.
Ragna: Damn this rain…
He looks up at the night sky through the ornate barrier, seeing that it shows no signs of stopping whatsoever. Sighing, he continues his walk around Magnolia.
@Spark and Bang.
Natsu is running along side Spark and Bang in the rain with happy flying right next to them.
Natsu: Not a bad time to do some running outside huh Happy?
Happy: You guys did much worse than this, so running in the rain is nothing.
Natsu: Yep. Natsu turns to Bang. So whats up man? I don’t think we’ve introduced ourselves properly, The names Natsu, this flying blue cat is my best friend Happy.
Natsu: So, what brings you and your friends here to our home?
@Enchantress and Carl.
When enchantress is up in Gajeels face, he just stands up and looks down onto her, he is about half a foot taller than her.
Gajeel: Look, lady, I don’t know who you are, or where you came from, but don’t get in my face like that and tell me what to do, alright?
Gajeel picks up the remaining piece of scrap metal and clenches it in his mouth and bited down onto it for her and Carl to see. They see and hear the chewing of the metal as it grinds and crunches in the iron dragon slayers mouth before finishing it. He then turns to see Carl.
Gajeel: And what are you going to do about it if i don’t?
Levy: Gajeel, stop being rude like that to him and his… um… I’m sorry, but did you actually refer to her as your sister?
Pantherlilly: I really don’t like were this is going.
Gajeel: tuhh…. that thing is your sister? Really? How crazy are you kid? And if you still want my appology than you can forget it.
Meanwhile, the Thuder god tribe approaches them.
Freed: What is it that you see Bickslow?
Evergreen: Is there more to that thing than what appears.
Bickslow: I sense something within it for sure, but i need to take a closer look into it with my own eyes.
Gajeel: That thing is just a creepy looking doll luck with that.
Levy: Look, Sorry about Gajeel. He just has his own way of dealing with people. Hes not usually like this.
Solarian: So basically we have to hunt down what you showed us at some point.
Tempestia has gone over to take a look at what all the commotion is about.
Tempestia: I don’t quite understand what the fuss is about. The word ‘robot’ doesn’t mean much to me, anyway… I’ve only come into contact with even one of those things a number of days ago, anyway. But I’m sure that no one here is a robot, and if you claim otherwise, you can take it up with my daggers.
(OOC: Exactly how long has passed since the start of that training Spark was running, anyway?)
Some of the other Order mages look on at this…
Granatir: And why do we allow her to do things like this?
Pitchurn: She IS air elemental, are you really surprised?
After hearing Gajeel words, Enchantress takes a deep breath as the wisps surrounding her start to emit a really charming light. Flowers, roses, plants, roots, a whole small green world is growing behind Gajeel, under his very feet nature itself raises and Enchantress’ blue eyes turn green. The charming aura that she once spread is now falling under Gajeel, going beyond his skin and soul, filling every part of him, not a single slot shall be empty from this charming magic. Enchantress chuckles.
Enchantress: Wake up my dear friend! You were about to apologize to Carl’ sister. Am I right? Or do you want to dissapoint me?
Gajeel is currently a slave of nature itself. The wiwps guide him towards Carl. Both of his feet are covered in plants and flowers. He is a walking tree literally.
Gajeel: I would like to apologize for my inmature and childish behavior towards Miss Ada. I must stop judging things based on narrow-minded cultural assumptions and I must open my mind to the endless possibilities of this vast universe. My short-tempered persona hides my true feelings. I love cats and fluffy rabbits. Enchantress you are free to tell me what to do. Carl you can punch my face if that makes you feel better or I can punch it by myself do not worry. Miss Ada, I shall respect your silent personality.
Suddenly, Gajeel picks up a nearby empty pot and then he quickly puts it on his head. With the last seconds of the charming magic, Gajeel starts to dance and swing his new hat around in a very ridiculous yet hilarious way.
Gajeel: HELLO MY FAIRIES!
HELLO MY HONEY!
HELLO MY RAGTIME GAAAAAAL!
SEND ME A KISS BY WIRE..BABY MY HEART’S ON FIREEEEE!
IF YOU REFUSE ME, HONEY YOU LOSE ME!
THEN YOU’LL BE LEFT ALOOOOONEEEE!
OH BABY PHONE ME…AND TELL ME I’M YOUR OOOOOOOOOOOWN!!!
The charming magic wears off and the plants under Gajeel’ feet stop to grow. Enchantress laughs and claps for such an amazing performance. She even throws a few roses as Gajeel.
Enchantress: Thank you! See? A single “sorry” is not so hard to say! You should use it more often!
OOC: About 10 minutes since Sparky training started
OOC: I didn’t mean the training he’s currently doing. I mean the week-long training before they went to Mobius.
OOC: Holy fuck..I don’t know..like 5 months ago?
OOC: So basically Tempestia’s statement of ‘days’ wasn’t accurate. Because she was referring to the start of that training.
Bang basically explains the story that he just told to Spark, except in a different wording. I really don’t feel like introducing my characters anymore. Everyone should know who they are by now, and they should know who everyone else is to make this easier on ourselves. Is that too much to ask?
@Gajeel and Enchantress,
Carl listens to Gajeel’s insults… He also paid no attention to Gajeel eating the scraps of metal whatsoever. He saw that he could do it, but he keeps a professional attitude towards Gajeel the best he can.
Carl: Yes, she is my sister. And she is NOT a doll! No one seems to understand that…
Nirvana is slumped over. She doesn’t look like she has been activated at all. She’s not even giving off any signs of sentience towards anyone.
Carl: I ask you to apologize to me and my sister for the final time.
Makoto’s ears twitch when she hears all the commotion going on, and she gets up from the table feeling full of energy. Seeing that Carl is being tormented by Gajeel, she quickly makes her way over to the scene as well.
Makoto: Hey! Lay off, asshole. He’s just a kid!
And then Enchantress does her stuff… When Gajeel says that Carl is allowed to punch him, he takes this opportunity. A steampunk knight made of machinery pops out of his hat after the top of it coming off. The knight wields a mallet and immediately smacks him across the face while he was under the influence of the spell. Makoto takes the chance to slap him across the face for messing with Carl and being a dick.
Carl laughs at the rest of the performance that Enchantress makes Gajeel do.
Carl: That was quite a show, Miss Enchantress. Thank you for the apology.
Makoto is on the floor in tears at the rest of what Gajeel does.
Makoto: Ahahaha! H-Help me..!
More laughing hysterically.
Tager: Affirmative. Whenever we get the chance to do so, of course.
OOC: Any day now..
How many sequels are in my series? (Joking, of course.)
BTW, I’m working on my next post as we speak, though depending on how long it is and how much time I’ll have consecutively to finish it, it could take anywhere from 30 minutes to a few hours to complete. It doesn’t pertain in particular to anything currently underway in the thread (That is, unless Asura’s doing something with the Chaos Emeralds; then I’ll probably get involved), but I thought I’d let you all know I’m still around and just as ambitious as before about conquering the world.
@Spark and Bang
Natsu explains to him about himself and guild. then about the rescent events that went on with the BM. Shortly after that he turns to see Spark.
Natsu: Look man, we know he got away, but we will find him somehow, track him down and we will destroy his empire once and for all. You have our promise as a Wizard of Fairy Tail. We won’t give up until we stop him. We finish what we started and won’t give up on you.
@Enchantress, Carl and Makoto.
The others cant help but cringe at the singing of Gajeels. It is so terrible that they all cant help but cover their ears.
Levy: Oh god, why did you make him sing, Its the worst thing ever.
Droy: His voice is awesome. what are you talking about Levy.
Jet: But the dancing is terrible though.
The moment the spell is broken, the others are more than relieved that he had stopped. his singing is that painful to listen to. Gajeel then quickly snaps out of it and realizes what had happened to him.
Gajeel: Okay, seriously, what the hell was all that about? All I just asked was how the hell is that “thing” your sister.
Levy: Well you could have put it in better words Gajeel, you were mean about it.
Gajeel: Well I’m soooo sorry if my words offended the little brat anyway’s. You know what crew you all, I’ll join lizard breath and Spark for a run in the rain. I’m sick of this cramped place anyway’s. But listen closely you people, try a dirty trick like that on me one more time his arm transforms into one of his iron dragon clubs that shoots out and smashes the robotic knight that came from Carl’s hat that was still outside. He smashes it into bits before returning his arm to normal. I’ll make you all severely regret ever messing with an Iron Dragon Slayer. He turns around and heads towards the door while Pantherlilly follows him as well. But before he leaves.
Gajeel: Oh by the way, you should cover your self more there squirrel tits, there’s children here.
He then begins his run to the door and quickly heads out to run outside.
Levy just sits there looking at Makotos figure with a pissed off look on her face shortly after Gajeels remark on her boobs.
Then after Bickslow just looks intensely at Ada as he gets closer to her and just looks at her.
Bickslow: The kids not lying, His thing is actually his sister.
Freed: Are you seriuous? Thats a bit odd.
Evergreen: How do you know that exactly?
Bickslows eyes glow green through his mask before going dim.
Bickslow: Because I can see her soul inside of this machine. Its a soul of a frail and tormented girl who had went through a nightmare and a half to be turned into this.
The others look at shock to hear this, Bickslow can read her soul using his soul manipulation magic.
Levy: Snaps out of it. Oh my goddness. I Apollogize for everything that had happened Carl, we didn’t know if you were being serious about all of this.
Jet: Yah man, Gajeel can be a jerk sometimes.
Droy: Sometimes? Hes a jerk all the time.
Freed: So that thing is actually his sister after all. How sad really.
Evergreen: Bickslows figure eye magic is the real deal. He can see through a persons soul, or take control of it if he wishes to. Just like his floating Dolls that are around him.
They fly around Carl, Ada and Makoto, observing them.
Bickslow: These little guys are actually spirits that I befriended. Don’t be scared of them, they won’t hurt you.
They float around before coming back to him.
Bickslow: So kid, wanna tell us exactly how this happened to your sis?
Levy: I don’t think that is any of our business to get invoked with.
Bickslow: If he doesn’t want to say, that’s okay, I’m not forcing him or anything. I just want to know.
Meanwhile Gajeel is catching the scent of the others and quickly catches up to them using Pantherlilly to fly to them before starting his run next to them.
As he passes the warehouse… a somewhat familiar face pops out.
Saber: “The man from the guild…”
She steps in his path
Saber: “I am not one to ask this, but what does that device upon your arm need exactly to operate?”
The Vesperia team kinda wander aimlessly… killing whatever wild monster they come across for loot and synthesis parts.
(Tp limit now 8)
Quite rude. Merely assuming a random stranger will help you on your quest without full explanation of what the offending party has done or plans on doing.
The presence gets closer. Now it’s clear to be 3 presences.
Makoto gets up off the floor after her laughing fit and dusts herself off. She’s actually dressed in her Sector Seven coat which covers a good bit of her midriff. She wipes a tear from her eye.
Makoto: Yeah..? Haha…
She missed Gajeel’s threats and insults because she was still laughing.
And then the talk of Carl’s sister comes around…
Makoto heard the story from Carl after what happened to them on Transcendence. just talking about Ada sends chills down her spine. She gets all nervous all of the sudden, and a bit fidgety.
Makoto: A-Are you really gonna ask that…?
Tears begin to well in Carl’s eyes as he chokes his next words out.
Carl: Th-They need to know, Makoto…
He wipes some tears out of his eyes as he begins to tell his story… He starts off with saying that Ada is his actual sister. She was a very nice girl before she had… This… done to her. Carl always looked up to her and depended on her for everything because his father was always too busy with his work. They were the best of friends and always looked out for each other.
Until that day happened… Relius asked for assistance in his work, and both Ada and his mother, Ignis, volunteered to help him out. It was late at night, so Carl was in his room asleep. Then he heard the screaming of his sister from his father’s workplace. He quickly ran down the stairs and witnessed the process of Ada being turned into a lifeless machine… A puppet. He screamed and yelled at his father to stop, and cried out for his father to stop this monstrous procedure. He couldn’t do anything, so all he could do is watch while his father continued… After the procedure was done, both his father and mother vanished, and he was left all alone with his sister who was now a lifeless machine… He cried and begged for God, or help to come… But none did. After a few years, he enrolled himself into the NOL’s military academy at a young age of 8. After about 4 years, he dropped out and became a vigilante on the hunt for his father for revenge on what he did.
About a year ago, the two encountered each other and fought… But to Carl’s dismay, his father had a pink version of Nirvana named “Ignis”…
Relius claims that Ignis is better than Ada in every single way, and that she was willing to also volunteer for him. All of this is told from the perspective of a child who is cripplingly dependent on his sister Ada. He suffers greatly on the inside because he has practically lost his entire family to his father Relius’ experiments.
He full-on breaks down at this point, falling towards Makoto as he cries at his past…
((Replace Litchi with Makoto))
Makoto holds him tight, tearing up some and stroking his head.
Makoto: Th-There there, Carl… It’s okay…
Ragna looks onwards at Saber who steps out of the warehouse.
Ragna: Huh? How did you know the arm was fake?
He galres her down.
Ragna: And why the hell do you want to know in the first place?
Suddenly, Rachel and her familiars teleport between Saber and Ragna.
Ragna: Gah. What the hell, Rabbit? Do you always have to show up?
Rachel: Silence, slave.
She waves Ragna off. After that, she turns her attention towards Saber.
Rachel: What have we here? The little knight girl who fights for what she believes is right?
She is floating above the ground as to not get her shoes wet in the rain. If Saber can tell, Rachel has complete mastery over the known elements and is using wind to keep herself floating.
Rachel: I suggest you leave this pitiful excuse for a human being be and focus on the more impertinent matters that shall soon arrive at your doorstep.
Rachel glares at the Stalker’s position, wherever it is.
With a “WHAT THE HELL, RABBIT?!” at his remark, Ragna turns and cuts through an alleyway to continue his walk in the rain.
The fawn centaur lowers her ears as she hears Carl’ words. The sweet bond that can only exist between brothers, the cruel nature of a devilish soul and the cry of a young child. As a creature who constantly hears and feels the pain of others, Enchantress can feel Carl’ sadness with the deepest part of her heart, wounding and breaking her happy persona like a beutiful flower having her petals torn apart. The emotional breakdown of a innocent soul and the tearful scene of Carl hugging Makoto are too powerful and Enchantress quickly breaks into tears. As tears start falling from the cheeks were a huge endless smile used to be, she quickly turns away and covers her face with both of her hands. A saddened, a shedded tear, no voice heard on a call. The memories we hold so dear, will confort our torn soul. The wisps around her start to slowly dissapear as Enchantress starts to wipe out every single tear. She slowly pokes Makoto’ back just to catch her attention.
May I join both of you in a happy group hug? The truth behind Carl’ sister really reminded me of my small green world, constantly wracked by war, forests being leveled for the building of these machines such as ships and siege engines; and even in places of peace, the woods are stripped for the building of homes. Now I fully understand why you were so upset with me Carl, I’m really sorry if I failed to understand you and your sis and I’m also ashamed to say that I too thought that Ada had a weird look…Maybe I’m little bit ignorant..
The wisps that were once behind Enchantress quickly reappear out on thin air, spreading fairy dust in the air once again as the tear stains on the centaur’ face quickly dissapear.
But hey! Let the lovely memories flood back, the special times and things we did! I smile when I think of it, just like a little kid! Don’t let the black memories of the past overshadow this day of love and joy where I had the opportunity to meet such a wonderful people like you! Cheer up, laugh and hug! Every cloud has a silver lining after all. I’ll be blessed by the nature herself, here in a new place sharing my feels with people able to understand them, crying and hugging like the cruel circle of life!
Says Enchantress as she hugs Nirvana, despite being still confused by the word “robot” and completely ignoring the sentient and lifeless nature of the puppet. She leaves a small crown of flowers around Ada’ purple hat.
Natsu said I shouldn’t waste my time in the city but I really want to visit every shop and every building here. Carl, will you follow the path of this clueless fawn and share your growing happiness with her? I shall not say anything about your sister I promise.
Meanwhile in an endless landscape, dead land, place of no one, Lycanthrope’ journey continues. Normally, Lycan’ speed and resistance allow him to quickly move from a region to another but the sun is forcing him to slow down. If the sun isn’t enough, during the time he spent in the woods, his pack of wolves got a new member.
This is “Alpha”, one day Alpha will be a huge animal capable of tearing his enemies apart but right now he is a small poor excuse of a puppy, constantly scratching his master’ boots in a endless urge for attention. Unable to hunt his own food, both of his parents constantly carrying him around, Lycan being forced to slow down so they can catch up..The werewolf’ nerves are about to explode and the possibility to murder the small wolf and his parents is starting to become a viable option as the pack walks to the south.
Athena: I would explain to those heroes why they are needed. There are already some back in the world us Olympians are familiar with that we can get to assist us, but I have a feeling that they will not be enough alone…
@ Carl, Enchantress and Makoto
They are beyond words to what they have heard from Carl about his horrible past with his family. It is such a horrific thing to hear that it causes them to cringe at the mere thought. Levy is almost brought to tears over how tragic it is.
The other members nearby also managed to hear his story as well and are just in the same reaction about it as the others are. Total shock and revolt over what happened to his sister and mother. Lucy, erza and the other main cast that are there also approach as well.
Lucy: Thats… thats just the cruelest thing…
Erza: I’m truly sorry to hear that. Why would you ask him to reveal that about himself Bickslow.
Bickslow: We just wanted to know. Damn. Bickslow feels like shit for asking about his past Wow… I’m sorry I asked
Lucy: Hey, I think I know what would help him out. Lucy Summons one of her gate key spirits. Gate of the Harp constellation: LYRA!
Through a portal on the ground, Lyra of the Harp is summoned by Lucy’s side.
Lyra: Miss Lucy, Its been so long. Why dont you summon me more often? I miss playing for you. she says with a cheery voice, but looks around to see Carl and the others a bit saddened from the news.
Lucy: Sorry Lyra, but I think now we could really use your music right now. That kid over there just shared us his past story, and it was a very painful one. Could you play us a song for him.
With excitement, she easily complies with Lucy’s Request.
Lyra: Okay miss Lucy. As you wish.
She carries her harp to the stage in the room and pulls out a stool to sit on as she prepares to play a song that will hopefully change the mood in the room and help Carl feel better.
@Everyone in the guild hall.
Lyra begins to play her harp for everyone inside of the room. She strokes her fingers a couple of times to get the right melody which echoes around the room as it falls quiet for her performance. She plays the harp for a bit before singing. Her voice is that of an angel that can touch any persons soul.
“Words are born, into air”
“And quickly fade out in the wind”
“But they find, their way inside you”
“Were they live on forever more”
“When the skies are dark, and full of rain”
“Look inside your heart”
“Light, so warm will come and glow.”
“Shining just like the sun”
“You can see, just how much you’ve grown”
“How strong you are”
“Love, will open up to you, and it starts from the day that you”
“First heard those words”
As she is playing the song, everyone cant help but feel overwhelmed with happy emotions, with each strike of her harp as she sings. People would also indulge in their happier memories of their lives as they all feel relaxed and full of happiness, no matter who it is. Not even the likes of Hakumen could not be affected by her playing. Everyone enjoy the music in peace before it end.
@Spark and Bang
Gajeel joins the running with them and they talk about why hes joining them cuz hes sick of the cramped guild hall.
(Still awaiting a response for this part spark)
Just going to do a quick post… I really don’t feel good today, so I’m just going to rush through this.
Carl, Makoto, and Enchantress all get in a group hug. Enchantress’s words and the song played by Lucy’s spirit get to their hearts and make the both of them feel better after the story that he just told. Carl accepts Enchantress’s request to go along with her to explore Magnolia. He sincerely apologizes for making everyone feel bad, and tells Enchantress that it’s alright that she thought Ada looked a bit funny. He understands. All that good shit happened and anything else I missed.
Sonic & Knuckles continue to smash their way down the corridors of the Final Egg. The pair had just finished off a squad of Egg Pawns when they are ambushed by another squad of E-series.
Sonic: I’ll spindash through these first two, and you follow up with one of your punches! Then we’ll team up on the last group.
Knuckles: Don’t tell me what to do, Sonic!
Nonetheless, Sonic spindashes through the first to robots as Knuckles smashes through the next three. Sonic follows by jumping past Knuckles and kicking one of the robots into another, and Knuckles smashes through these as well.
Sonic: You’ll have to do better than that, Eggman! C’mon Knux! Let’s find ol’ Robuttnik and get back the Emeralds.
Knuckles: I’m with you, for once.
Sonic: Alright! Let’s go!
Snively: … and eight squads of Egg Pawns as well as three squads of E-series have been completely eradicated, sir.
Robotnik: Hmph. No matter. After all this is but the appetizer! I plan on dealing with that hedgehog very soon…
Also, I intend to establish my new capital city, so I need to secure a perimeter on this newly rejuvenated planet.
Snively: Should I send in the order for a descent on the planet, sir?
Robotnik: Goodness, no! Are you out of your mind!? I want to capture that rodent up here, while we’re in space! If I bring us down before that, then the hedgehog will undoubtedly escape, and I don’t intend to squander my opportunity to catch Sonic once and for all!
.. But of course, that doesn’t mean I can’t begin planetary operations.
Send down the rest of the Fleet to remain on standby. Have them scout for resources, scan for enemy forces, etc., until we make our way down there.
Snively: Yes, sir. And what should I do about the hedgehog, sir?
Robotnik: I think it’s time I brought in my latest weapons!
Sonic: No sign of Eggman’s goons. Cool!
Knuckles: Not cool… I don’t like this. I think Eggman’s up to something.
Sonic: ’Course he is! We just have to--
Sonic is cut off as Knuckles is knocked over by a spindash from a familiar blue figure.
… Heh, haven’t seen you in a while!
Sonic: How’s it been, Metal Sonic? Still working for Egghead, eh?
Metal Sonic: …
Sonic: Still the silent type, huh?
Sonic gets into a battle-ready stance.
Sonic: That’s okay, cuz’ I can still kick your butt!
As soon as Sonic makes this remark, he is knocked nearly unconscious from behind.
Sonic lies on the ground and blinks slowly, and when opens his eyes, he sees a blurry red figure resembling an echidna…
And that’s the last thing he sees before Sonic the Hedgehog passes out.
Regular Lightning begins. Strike yourself with a bolt if you feel like it.
Really then? Not even “Evil Overlord” or “A really bad dude”? Yeah, missed your chance here. Ammy was kinda awakened to anticipate something else.
The door opens, and in steps Archer, Maribel, and Renko
Archer immediately arms himself
Archer: “Seems some people have tried to move in while we where out.”
Saber: “… We have been doing that for the past hour. I have to hike out and transport in more supplies, if not the rest of them.”
She looks in the direction where Rachel is looking, seeing nothing but a stray cat.
Saber: “Hm. Anyways.”
She begins walking down the street. Wind diverting Rain off of her shoulders
Vesperia keeps Level Farming.
(Tp Limit: 9)
@A Once Epic Adventure:
The Majestic Gae Bolg. A majestic red spear with the majestic powers of a majestic Noble Phantasm. It’s majestic powers involve majestically causing majestic wounds that will never heal, majestically creating magic circles that upon viewing makes it impossible to majestically retreat from the majestic battle, and most importantly-
It’s the perfect lightning conductor. All hearts of all the members of Lancer’s Epic Adventure begin to beat again. Wake up you lazy fucks, you can’t die 90% of the way to the island of promised treasure!
Land Ho Motherfuckers!
Chibi: “[Generic Yaping]”
OOC: MAJOR THING THAT EVERYONE NEEDS TO DO. PUT YOUR CHARACTERS TO SLEEP FOR FUCKS SAKE SO THAT THE NIGHT DOESN’T GO ON FOR ANY LONGER. IS THAT TOO MUCH TO ASK?
So here’s what happens… Enchantress and Carl go walking around for a bit. They come back and go to sleep because its too late for that shit. Tager and Makoto go back to Sector Seven to get some rest. Kokonoe stays up all night long for her work. Every newcomer who isn’t them get a hotel room and stays there for the night, except for the Kaka clan who just stay in that one spot for the rest of the night. Ragna finishes his walk and comes back for Saya, taking them back to their room. Jin finally makes a return, also renting a room out… Hakumen overlooks the lake all night long. Jubei finds his own little place to cat nap. Any one of my characters I missed can go fuck themselves because I’m getting tired.
Team Brave gets sick of this shit and stops right there. They have Ba’Ul to come pick them up and whisk them off to lullaby-land. Team Kiritsugu stays up all night to keep an eye out for the mysterious stalker that is after them. At the manor house, Archer kicks both Athena and Ammy out for being dickwads for breaking and entering. He doesn’t give a shit because he’s Archer. Everyone goes to sleep there. The Touhous just sleep on the couch like innocent little potatoes.
Your characters go back to the Order World/get rooms in Magnolia for the night because even they are feeling tired right now. Athena goes and does whatever the fuck she wants to do after being kicked out of the house by Archer. I don’t care. Make something up.
Spark finishes his run with Bang and says his goodbyes. Foster finishes his
torture shower and comes out squeaky clean thanks to Cheston. All your characters at the guild hall, save for Enchantress, go back onto the Normandy to get a good nights rest. Enchantress stays wherever she wants to stay until the morning arrives.
Your characters just get bored and go home/get a room/do whatever. My hands are getting tired because of typing this at 1 in the damn morning. NEXT PERSON!
The JoJo’s, Ken, and Doomguy get hotel rooms and do whatever the hell you want them to do.
Red also gets a hotel room and crashes for the night. It’s like a damn throwaway sale of hotel rooms here.
Tim and Laika get… Can you guess what it is? I bet you can’t guess what it is. I’ll give you one chance.
Give up? THEY GET HOTEL ROOMS TOO! ONE FOR YOU, AND ONE FOR YOU, AND ONE FOR EVERYBODY!
The Stalker does whatever Stalkers do.
Terry also gets a room and does whatever the hell you want him to do.
AND FINALLY. FIIIIIIIIIIIINAAAAAAAALLLLLYYYYYY…. WE CAN HAVE A TIME SKIP! PARTY TIME! YEAH! WOOOOO!
Throws around confetti and streamers, along with giving everyone party hats.
So yeah. That happened. An unspecified amount of time has passed since this. A day up to a few weeks. This is your ark, Spark. You decide.
I am perfectly fine with this timeskip, and actually prodded Zar with my 39 and a half foot stick to go do this.
But first before we continue, would you like to see a totally unrelated 15 year old girl in a Bikini?
Up to a week of rain left, depending on how many days skipped. Then local climate is handed back into the control of Sam.
By the end of this your characters will be downright wet and miserable and wishing that glorious humid sun would come back.
OOC: WHAT THE FUCK HAVE YOU DONE ZARATHH?
GOD HAVE MERCY ON OUR SOULS
2 LATE 2 STOP IT
SPOOPY SHIT EVERYWHERE
HOLY FUCK NIGGA, DIS GUNNA BE GUUD
THERE IS NO TIME TO EXPLAIN, GET IN THE BALLOON MASTER DEATH WAGON RAIGHT NAOW
THE FUN ENDS HERE
And so the beast of the outworlds, the plane walker, thee who freely travels between dimensions, thee who seeks those who worship themselves with the title of god and pretend no one shall stop them from screwing up the rules of this dimension. The Spirit Breaker’ targets are running away, their scent are slowly dissapearing along with the darkness that fuels the Spirit Charge. Sooner or later, Breaker will be sucked by space and time itself. The last plane. After centuries, years and seconds of travelling between dimensions, of visiting the most dangerous planets that no man has ever seen, after passing through entire civilizations, watching the evolution itself, the death of the innocent and the death of a titan known as “society”, the Spirit Breaker finally arrives to the last plane of existance, the most primitive planet in the entire cosmos. Vile bags of flesh, self destructive, selfish, aggresive, paranoid and extremelly stupid creatures known as humans habitate this new world. Breaker was supposed to be here when THAT happened..when the sentence “the rules of physics shall not be broken by thou” was nothing but a meaningless group of words. An endless war of cookies attracted the attention of the lowest scum on the galaxy, dooming this distant plane forever and leaving a huge scar in the cosmos that keeps growing as time passes. Excesive teleportation, dangerous amount of energy coming from every kind of element that not even the wisest spirits know how to control, omnipotent and all-seeing entities, their respective societies and followers, the curse of inmortality and the silence of the death, resurrection and necromancy..truly this plane is poisonous for the universe itself.
“Out of my way, demon!”
A blue smoke appears right behind Maledict. The lord of douchebagness and demonical energy slowly turns away. An anciet symbol marks his very soul and the urge to escape randomly penetrates his soul. Before he is able to use his vile teleportation powers, the Spirit Breaker tears apart the dimensions, charging and finally entering to our lovely yet completely fucked up plane. Breaker has no interest in Maledict, most of his actions were justified and the likes of Shadow Fiend, the devil born in the deepest jaws of Nevermore, and Doom, the Lucifer himself who brings chaos and despair to earth, would have done the same thing. However, after blowing apart a planet, Spirit Breaker has a good reason to charge at Maledict. In the space, the Breaker shall not be hurt. You merely understand the concept of “dark energy” don’t you? Breaker feeds on this energy surrounding the cosmos itself and only on the mortal ground he becomes weak. With the force of the dimensions, Barathrum hits Maledict, sending this cursed demon spawn back to the place where he was born. The Breaker continues his journey.
TIS A BLESSING THAT THE BREAKER FINALLY DECIDED TO ARRIVE UPON THEE.
Is it a meteor? Is it another unimportant side character? Is it another villian with a new ark? A giant ball of pure energy quickly decends on Charity, leaving a glorious blue trail in space and spreading blue flames which become bigger as the ball gets closer to the atmosphere of Charity.
@MEREDITH, ATHENA, AMATERATSU AND ANYONE WHO CALLS HIMSELF “GOD” OR GODDESS
And ancient blue symbol appears on top of your head. Its not a device to suck your soul, Its not some sort of curse, Its just a signal. A signal that something is coming. A signal of the beginning of the end, an inevitable path we will be forced to follow. The symbol looks like a giant letter covered in flames, blue flames.
All path leads to conflict..but not in this case..the following path shall lead to a complete resolution..and there is nothing you can do to avoid it.
…nothing you can do to avoid it
…nothing you can do to avoid it
…nothing you can do to avoid it
…prepare for unforenseen consequences
@OOC: If everyone’s asleep, then I can actually have Athene do what I planned for her to actually be doing in the first place. Namely, convincing the heroes about their need to prevent Kronos getting free. I’ll sum it up in a single post so as to not drag things out. This is a dream sequence, but an important one.
While everyone was sleeping, they all have the same dream.
They appear on a worn path between some cliffs, alone. Then, whoever they are closest to emotionally appears, and beckons them to walk the path.
(OOC: This figure will be different for everyone. The figure will not be someone who is dead. And they are not real, just part of the dream. You can decide for yourselves who actually appears to each of your characters. As for the Order mages… Almost all of them had another of the Order appear to them. (Ignis actually got Tempestia, heh.), and Tsunarmin got her parents.)
They will come to a temple devoted to Zeus, with a number of statues surrounding it. There is also a relic in front of the temple. At this point Athena will appear.
Athena: Greetings, hero. I am representing a pantheon of gods who need some heroes to assist them… I will be telling you why. First of all, take that relic to the temple.
At this point a cyclops appears behind the heroes. He is actually wearing some kind of armour and carries a trident.
???:You are nothing compared to the power of Kronos, mortals!
The heroes take the relic to the temple, and the statues proceed to incinerate the cyclops by shooting lightning at him.
Athena: Who is Kronos, you ask? Kronos is one of the Greater Titans, destructive beings who Zeus has sealed into Tartarus. The Titans are sealed by adamantine gates, which cannot be opened by any immortal, though they can be broken or bypassed by mortals. Now, make your way through the realm of Erebus.
The heroes proceed to travel through the Greek underworld, where they have to fight a former opponent… usually one who’s dead, but not always. The heroes will also have to use some catapults to smash a path through a boulder wall… Unless they have powerful enough attacks to just do it themselves.
Athena: That cyclops you saw was the first to attempt to break Kronos free. A mortal hero managed to put a stop to his plans, and killed him.
A man in greek armour and the cyclops appear again, and proceed to fight. The human wins.
Athena: Unfortunately, that now immortal hero has been subjugated by the mortals currently trying to break Kronos free.
The heroes see the same man, now wearing white armour and recognisable by those who have met him as Arkantos bound by chains of light, with a number of shadowy figures behind him, one of which is holding the chain. These figures can be recognised by those who would already know who it is anyway.
The heroes are whisked to a cliffside, where some transport ships await. They are then told that ‘their enemy is across the sea’, and Athena vanishes for now. They do get a number of mythical beasts to command, though. Things like minotaurs.
The heroes cross the sea and a settlement is built up to attack from. For the less… commanding… heroes, it is the close one who gives the orders instead. After this happens and some siege weapons are built, the heroes attack what they are led to believe is their enemy… There is something vaguely familiar about the city they are attacking, though… After destroying the city, they see an authority figure from their own home town or city running. (Each Order mage would see an(other of the) archmage(s).
Athena: If Kronos gets free, his mortal helpers will help him cross worlds, and this will be your home after his wrath falls upon it.
The shadowy figures are shown again. The one that was holding the chains of light is now holding some sort of crystal. Which only one of the heroes at all will recognise. And respond in the dream.
Tsunarmin: Athena, you did not need to show me any of that previous stuff… this right here is reason enough for me, as THAT IS THE WATER CRYSTAL OF MY WORLD!
(OOC: Remember that the heroes are in individual sequences and will not be able to interact with each other during it. No one has heard Tsunarmin speak here, except for Athena herself.)
Athena: First of all, seek out the city of Salamis. You will meet your first ally in the battle to come there, as an army will be needed.
The dream sequence ends, and because it is not a normal one, everyone remembers it easily.
(OOC: I was planning on doing this anyway. This is all Athena was here for… she will now return to Olympus, there to await the heroes arriving.)
No one would see Athena on that world again. As she returns to Olympus, the symbol would vanish, as whatever is creating it is no longer anywhere near her. The symbol did not appear in the dream sequences, either
(OOC: FEEL FREE TO FINISH OFF THE CURRENT ARC FIRST, THIS IS JUST TO GIVE THEM A REASON TO ACTUALLY DO ANYTHING RELATED TO THE ARC I WILL BE CONTROLLING AT A LATER POINT.)
Maledict had sensed the fear, and managed to sense the Spirit Breaker’s presence in the mere seconds that it took to mow Maledict down. In that short period of time, Maledict splits apart into a gigantic swarm of blood-like particles. Once the Spirit Breaker is gone, the particles reform.
Maledict: Jesus, that was a close one. I only have like two more charges of that, so i’d better be careful.
Maledict ponders for a moment.
Maledict: I’ll deal with that thing when it comes again. It is no match for me.
After 8 days of non-stop rain, the first bit of sunlight is coming out.
@Morning in the Guild:
Reimu and Marisa are seen making paper wherever that may be possible. Outside probably. Nearly done actually, they started as soon as the rain stopped.
Archer, Maribel, and Renko walk into town.
Renko: “Finally! Sunlight!”
Maribel: “It’s been so long!”
Archer: “You won’t be saying that as soon as the humidity returns.”
Renko: “D-Don’t be such a downer!”
They head to go grocery shopping.
@Above the cloud line:
Ba’ul flies in circles
Vesperia is still having breakfast. And enjoying this rather glorious sunlight you guys where condemned to never see for the past week.
Everything is inside now. Most of the electronics are set up now.
Kiritsugu and Maiya are heading to the guild hall, while Saber and Iriseveil are going to seek out Bang to help them build a more secure warehouse.
Wandering aimlessly… she eventually comes to what she was sensing quite a bit ago.
Now this is interesting! Now to see if that Week Long Hike in the Rain was worth it!
A week has gone by for everyone, and this is the situation for most of the characters involved with fairy tail. Mainly Red and blazblue cast.
(Pay attention Red.)
@Blazblue cast in FT and Red.
For the first time, you are introduced to the Job request board of Fairy Tail. All wizards make a living by taking on varios job request from many customers all over Fiore. There is an almost endless amount of jobs for people to take on with many different requests and rewards.
The curency of Fiore is jewels (it is pretty much of it as japanese yen)
The jobs are like missions, once completed, you come back to the guild hall after collecting your reward, and you pick out another one. But obviously you need help to go around Fiore, so you people are to work with some of the other wizards in the guild to help you with your first few jobs. They are not big enough jobs to brag about, especially since the prize needs to be split up evenly between the teams.
During the week, Ragna, Saya, Red, and the rest of the cast who need money, have gone all over nearby cities and different areas taking on a wide assortment of jobs to earn money for food and rent.
The next day of the events before the ark skip, Kokonoe received a letter from the mayors office saying that she needs to pay property tax for her lab being on Magnolia territory. She has to pay a 500 000 jewels property tax each month due to the size of the lab and for utilities and such that she may need. Obviously she bitches and complains about it, but Makarov tells her that its not a free country. If you want to stay here in the guild, you need to go on job requests in order to keep your place, nothing is free besides the air you breathe. So to end her argument, Makarov just hands her a Job request an tells you to start earning your keep. The week goes bye and it doesnt turn out that bad at all. You have already are half way there with some extr pocket money, but not much.
The other Blazblue cast now have their own Dorm room, accomodated towards each persons needs and preferences. The building contains a dojo for training, a hot spring bath and showers for both male and females, and a room for each person to live their plus a couple more extra in case of future people come in. Tao has really large room that sticks out of the side of the building to house her army of little ones, as well as herself. Each person has to however pay a rent of 100 000 jewels a month to stay in their rooms. Hakumen just has a large Japanese garden past the hot springs in the back of the dorm building, overlooking the lake.
@Red (pay attention.)
shortly after finding out how the job requests work in Fairy Tail, it is only natural to take one and start, but you hade help from Natsu and some of the others to team up with you so that you can help you go around Fiore. You find out that Natsu has a horrible case of motion sickness, from riding the train to other cities in Fiore. You take on a few jobs with them and have earned enough money to have a place to rent. over the course of the week you managed to learn more about the others in the guild and what they can do, as well as get to know you better.
Lucy Tells you that there is an open apartment in the building she rents her place as well. It costs 70 000 jewels a month, just like hers, which is a killer deal, even for a one bedroom apartment.
The apartment can be suited to your taste, but this is how it generally looks like on the inside. One bed, a desk, a fire pit stove, and a stone bathtub. Its quite the place to own, but the best thing is that you have Lucy as a neighbor in the building, just a floor above you.
there is one other thing you may need to worry about most of all: Expect unwanted intruders in your home every now and then, wether morning or during the day.
In the morning, you get a knock on your door from Lucy.
Lucy: Hey Red, you awake? The sun is shining finally, time to go on another job request, you coming?
@Archer and co.
You get to know the Fairy Tail cat a bit more and know your way around Magnolia a lot well than before during the week.
Same thing as archer and crew.
they talk to you guys about the dreams and stuff. you guys have your own places to live in so nothing else is needed for your accommodations.
@Reimu and Marisa
You girls are still chilling in the girls dorm room of Fairy Tail. You do whatever you do during the week to earn money.
@Kitsurugi and Co.
Like archer and them, you guys get to know everyone in FT a lot more and you know Magnolia city like the back of your hand.
*Mavis finishes the book. She understands fully the mind and behavior of the Balloon master.
The members of Fairy Tail are still with Spark in taking on the fight against Balloon master, but they are not in a position to do anything about it during the week. They have no idea where he is, so they just have to wait and see while looking after their own home from the still lingering threats.
(If i missed anything or you wish to add additional things, feel free to just say so.)
Falcon had landed relatively early during that week, and offered free room and board to anyone who wished. Doomguy shacked up in there, while everyone else took the jobs.
With the rain and storms finally clear the land of Fiore is once again at the mercy of High Charities unstable weather cycle…
Currently the sun is out and shining bright behind a thick layer of clouds. Strangely enough however it is freezing cold and bone dry, it has been like this since the storms cleared and hasn’t shifted one bit, over time it has only gotten more freezing.
Winter seems to be on its way already…
The stalker hasn’t been seen since the Warehouse raid, its whereabouts are unknown…
Over the course of the week Laika and Tim have been mostly staying in doors seeking shelter from the storm, but every now and then they’d venture out to have a look around the town and nearby shops, picking up small trinkets and souvenirs as they do.
So far they have taken part in a variety of activities:
A tonne of talking at the bar
A lot of drinking at the bar
A lot of stumbling around the bar
A lot of slumping over the bar
A quick search mission, attempting to spot any signs of the prisoner
And around 24 hours asleep at the beginning of the week in front of the Guild Hall fire…
These little fiasco’s didn’t last long before they felt the need to find somewhere to stay…
Fortunately they ran into some luck when trudging around the rainy streets….they found a little Bed and Breakfast nearby the dormitories and decided to shack up there for the time being, paying the land lord through a mix of converted credits and minor chores.
Worryingly, the pair haven’t been seen now for a few days….instead they have been holed up in their rented room the whole time….
And this is primarily because Tim ordered….
Steel Battalion…………and an Original Xbox to play it on….
They have been playing it now for these past few days, rarely coming out of their room and going to bed at the early hours of the morning. I mean being a Pilot and Navigator you’d expect them to be pretty good at it and find it easy to get a hang of right?….well, the shouts of anger and the control pad being hammer punched prove otherwise. The landlord has fretted multiple times about the volume but trying to get over the 40+ button control scheme is a little testing on the temper.
Currently they are still in there room, furiously playing Steel Battalion as if their lives depended on it. The determination on their faces, the sweat on their brow, these men have overcome some horrors in their past careers in the space Navy but this beast is something else, it must be conquered….
@Spirit Breaker (because I Forgot last post):
Amaterasu spent several minutes trying to get the targeting mark off, but decided to finally ignore it. Accidents happen from time to time, and she’s still got 3 and a half Astral Pouches to help with unexpected shit that may strike her unexpectedly at any moment and instantly kill her. Like that planet glassing last time.
[After The Time Skip]
Terry wakes up cold, and almost forgetting where he was.
Oh… yeah…. I’m here in this crazy patch work of a dimension….
Terry gets dressed, and heads for the Guild Hall. Merely flopping himself onto one of the seats, Terry seems out of it.
Gah…. What am I doing… nothing actually…..
Several more minutes of groaning of boredom, and depression. Espurr pops out, and runs off.
Hey! Espurr Where you going?
I chase Espurr out into the Forest….
In the morning she wakes up. With a bright smile to the forest she goes, spending an hour or two, gathering fruits and friends from the woods, meeting the wisest members of the Wildwing tribe and petting the most aggresive Alpha wolves. At ten o’clock, she quickly returns to the Fairy Guild while being followed by an enourmous horde of creatures. With a cloud of whimsical spirits dancing and flying around her, she requests the help of the centaurs, man-eating birds, lowly trolls and anyone who is willing to assist this true steward of the forest. Unable to resist her charming eyes, the wild creeps are ordered to prepare a fancy breakfast, with the most delicious dishes that are only known by them. The powerful centaurs do not particularly care for the culinary arts and they are sent to the town to search for fresh pieces of meat. The rest of the creeps does small tasks such as smashing eggs, extracting the juice of the fruits she collected, searching for these pieces of metal human use to eat, etc. Poor butcher of the town is quickly surprised by a giant centaur asking for a fresh beef. The creature merely leaves a bag of gold coins and quickly leaves. The butcher just stares at the bag of coins as the wild centaur quickly makes his way towards the Fairy Guild.
“Let the sun wake you up, let the dew drop in! As the clouds wave hello! As the trees dance with the breeze! As the mountains echo your name and the river reflects your smile, know that today is whatever you want it to be! Remember, even in the time of devastation life begins everyday and even after the cruelest wars, nature always finds away to emerge! Good morning my dear friends! What an enchanting day don’t you think?”
This is what basically happens every morning since Aiushtha arrived
Since the day she saved Natsu, the innocent looking centaur known as Enchantress has been spreading her charm all over the city, happily giving away the gold coins she constantly finds in the deepest parts of the forest, greeting and befriending every citizen in Magnolia. No one managed to get the hate of this young doe, not even Gajeel who insulted Carl’s sister, not even Jotaro who stared at her until she felt uncomfortable and not even Hakumen “ignore-everything” persona.
Sparky is still wondering where the hell is the Balloon Master. The Captain finally found a hero who shares his ideas and “no-kill” logic. After a glorious manly handshake, the captain is absolutely amazed by Bang’s attitude, constantly praising his ideas and sharing a friendly electric pun with him. Bang is probably one of Spark’ best friends by now..which would lead to a short rivalry between him and Assault.
Speaking of Assault..He made “the move” on several females. Saddly, he got his nuts kicked / punched to Heaven in every situation.
Hey my dear kitty cat, heads or tails? Heads I invite you to dinner in the finest restaurant of this city. Tails, you invite me yo your lab where we will do the nastiest experiments that only science can offer. I will gladly turn into a Guinea pig just for you babe..
Oh sweet momma in a relaxing spa!
Look ma’am, I don’t like to share my thoughts but since we met in Mobius, I’ve always admired your gorgeous figure. How about we train a bit but with something more than a sword and a shield? Personally I like martials arts, just wrestling though but be careful..I’m a beast in wrestling..oil wrestling..shall we..oil some things up?
Hot damn angry grandma in a zoo!
Cheston: So Laika and Tim got an Xbox and..yes this quite boring. I have been waiting to get my hands on that controller for days. Do they even eat?
Mister Foster: Wait how do you know their nam-?
Cheston: Enough hiding and waiting, lets show these casuals how It’s done. Quick, to Normandi!
A few minutes later.
Cheston: But..but..you said you had a PS5..
Foster: Bah, I want to play GAMES not watch movies or something.
Cheston: But this piece of scrap has more years than the American flag..Why Foster, why did you had to keep such a ridiculous device in your room?
Foster: Are you kidding me? Smash bros is the best game ever!
Ogre 1: A SQUIRREL?
Ogre 2: HERE WE GO!
And so the stupid yet unpredictable Ogre Magi starts to chase the Espurr, destroying trees and bushes as the poor pokemon tries to hide from this titanic ogre. He is swinging his wand-mace thing around.
Ogre 1: Say something funny Crash.
Ogre 2: Yee say something funny like err..something funny.
Ogre 1: You are funny.
Ogre 2: No you are.
Ogre 1: Thats a really funny thing to say.
As part of the dream-related discussions, the guild members and the Order mages come to the conclusion that it was clearly some sort of message. Tsunarmin and Tikal have things in particular to contribute to the discussion. Tsunarmin tells the rest that they were shown her world’s Water Crystal at the end, meaning that when the time comes to actually find out what the message was all about, she is DEFINITELY going. Tikal just identifies most of the shadowy figures. There were three she could not (OOC: Two are as yet unintroduced commanders, the third is something a hundred foot tall.)
Over the week, the Order mages were taking jobs that involved combat in order to get more combat experience. They weren’t exactly doing it for any money, as they were paying for things with Generic Gold Pieces. An exchange rate would have needed to be worked out, though. Because of the cold weather, Tempestia is actually wearing some different robes… they look more like the robes the other archmages are wearing, and even then they are wearing thicker robes. Tahrdan has not taken off the shark tooth, though. They aren’t concerned if anyone joins them on missions they pick. Also, some other stuff might have happened.
(OOC: If there is any interaction you intended with my characters during the timeskip that is not already mentioned, that’s what that last sentence is for.)
Ragna has spent this past week training his sister up, getting her used to her new powers, along with taking her along on a few missions with him and some of the other guild members. The tasks that they have been doing over the following weeks are: training, bandit camp raids, and the likes. Jin has also tagged along for the most part… Not much else to be said here other than the fact that they are all glad to see the sunshine again.
Tao has also done jobs this past week. She is used to going out and helping her clan get food and the likes, as she has always had to do this… Carl has tagged along with her since she is VERY forgetful and will often wind up spending the day at a restaurant eating away… Even sometimes going as far as forgetting her mission all-together. She has done this a lot in the past. Carl helps her out with this by keeping her on track while going on the jobs she picks out on the board.
Platinum has been rather lazy this entire week… The Luna (girl) personality hasn’t accepted any of the jobs, but the Sena (boy) personality always accepts the jobs and takes over the body so that they can go do them. The only time that Luna has accepted a job is when Jubei gives her one… And that’s only because she absolutely adores him.
Bang has been doing two things this week: Building and going on jobs. He has taken it upon himself to rebuild the ENTIRE city, even though it only needs minor renovations. He wants to make the city shine, and no one can stop him… His ninja brethren sometimes go on these jobs, while Bang goes on the tougher ones. They take shifts doing this. During the week, he has confronted Ragna about still being a criminal and has tried to bring him to justice. This ended with Jubei explaining the whole situation of Ragna to him, and he completely understands. This man is capable of forgiveness. He has also taken a great liking to Captain Spark and his ideals with their friendship quickly blossoming into pure manliness.
Kokonoe has sent Tager and Makoto on the missions for this entire week. She stayed in her lab and was trying to find the makeup of Jewels so that she could incarnate matter and make as many as she wanted of them… Her attempts were successful. She now has a vault full of Jewels and will never have to pay ever again. The kicker is that these Jewels are impossible to tell apart from normal Jewels. It’s the perfect crime.
Hakumen’s first mission was an S-Class quest which he took on his own… The job was to kill a pack of dangerous monsters that were terrorizing a town in the snow-capped mountains. The price on the monsters heads was… 6 million Jewels. When Hakumen saw this request on the S-Class board, he knew that he had to take it. He left the next day to go take down the threat by himself (or with Erza). That night he arrived at the town in the mountains that was being threatened by the monster… The Gattuso.
It is a large dragon/wyvern type thing that has a slew of magical powers. It was accompanied by a pack of pups to make things even worse.
“THE END HAS COME!”
Hakumen raises his Ookami to fight off the giant monster.
And so the battle commenced… No lack of stamina showing, no regret, no signs of backing down came from either combatant. The battle between the two lasted for the entire week. After the intense fight, Hakumen came out victorious. The creature dropped a Great Wolf Fang, which is a very fang of a very large wolf, an orb of light, and a peculiar looking ring.
He slid the ring on his finger, and it melded into the Susano’o Unit, distributing its power all around him. This concludes Hakumen’s adventure. For confirmation of the kill, he slices the monster’s tail off and brings it back to Fairy Tail with him.
Everyone in the town of Magnolia can see Hakumen coming back victorious, dragging the giant tail along behind him.
@Laika and Tim,
This song suddenly begins to blare out of your speakers.
Your mech is suddenly blasted by an unknown mech that came out of nowhere… It looks like… A giant blue Tager?
???: Direct hit! Hahahaha!
Makoto is in the cockpit of this ginormous machine… Yes. Kokonoe had hacked into their Xbox and gave Makoto access to her virtual reality chamber where she is playing against the two.
LET THE BATTLE COMMENCE!
@Saber and Irisviel,
They find Bang and his ninja subordinates working in this brittle cold. They have been working on construction all throughout the week, not giving any fucks to the rain, or cold, or impending lightning. However there is something off about them.
They are wearing no winter clothes at all. Instead they are wearing undershirts and long pants. Bang is carrying a pylon of wood with him. Feel free to ask him any questions. They have gotten a good bit accomplished already.
I am very sorry about not being here for the past few days. I have had a LOT of tests and projects, my parents confiscated my laptop so I’d focus on studying, and I haven’t really been able to to much other than play Candy Crush while I pretend to study. Anywho, I have a lot to catch up on in this thread, I’ll get right on composing a post.
OOC: I didn’t mention this in my last post, but I’ve also only had about 8 hours of sleep in the past 48 hours T_T So sorry for any spelling/grammar/lore errors I make.
Red answers the door, already dressed in his day clothes. He’s never been one to sleep in (On days other than Sunday, at any rate.)
Ah, Lucy, good morning, I was just in the middle of organizing my living spaces. Let me get my things.
Red returns less than a minute later with his equipment, among them his trusty mythril blade, which he is reluctant to be further than 5 meters away from at any given time.
What’s the weather like? Should I wear a heavier coat? Hmm… I should also take into account the possibility of the climate of a potential assignment location. I should also bring my journal, in case I’m not back by night… Hmm, I’ll just grab some more stuff, won’t be a minute.
After a little over a minute, Red returns with some more supplies.
Alright, off to Fairy Tail, then?
I see everyone is having fun and not remembering practically anything. You might wander what kind of information you have to remember. Well, allow me to refresh your memory.
Its the time to remember the lessons we learned from Lord Chen, our true savior, the true mesias this vile land needs and that only thee who follows the light of Obelis shall understand.
The Holy Gospel of Obelis, the one who shall show us the path to our final reward.
“Hope is progress, Hope is reward, Hope is where the grace of the Fold awaits for our brothers and sisters who seek salvation instead of damnation. Hope is our city, walls of concrete and hope protecting us from the cruel world surrounding us that the normal heretical human, a world that keeps dragging us from Obelis’ path. We were forced to retreat but no force shall interrupt the link between Obelis’ wisdom and our minds. Swords and spears, feel free to use them but hope in Obelis is the real key that shall open the endless doors of the Outworlds, the key that will allow us to go beyond our simple minds, the key to salvation itself. Such a key is only gained after you become one with the Fold. Let the spirit infuse with you, let the grace of Obelis bless your soul..Praise Obelis and his word.”
Civilians: Follow the dream of a new world!
“Death to the pagans ways”
Civilians: Thee with false god to praise.
“Let us rejoice because Obelis has finally showed us his love and grace. Rejoice my brothers and sisters.”
Messagers from Hope arrive. Men and women wearing religious armours: Important pieces of combat forged by the wisest members of the Knights of the Fold. Closed helmets with visors small enough to only reveal their eyes which are constantly emitting a blue glow, their torsos protected by a powerful golden cuirass which also show the symbol of the Fold on these warriors’ chests, gauntlets on their hands, swords on their sides, a true suit bathed in Obelis wisdom and Chen’ words. The messagers of Faith, sent by Chen himself, arrive to the city and quickly spread the word, they share the opportunities that Lord Chen offers, they invite these unlucky citizens to join them as they approach the Fairy Guild. After leaving small pamphlets on the main entrance, the messagers of the Fold leave a small job requests in the Fairy Tail board. Hope is still a small city and being in the middle of the forest is starting to get a bit troublesome even for Chen. Citizens that live under the Fold’ control also need a hand or two. Hope economy is based on jewels and rupees. The Fold also gives free services for a job well done.
“Help needed. A ogre family refuses to get off my lawn. Will give any amount of jewels just get rid of them please. Should be noted that the ogre leader looks aggresive.”
ALPHA WOLF FRIDAY WRESTLING, SIGN UP NOAW.
“I need a magician for my son’s birthday party. My husband says that magic is an abomination and that such a sorceries shall not prevail but for the sake of this kid imagination, I need a magician inmediatly. Top hat and black cape required. Magic creatures are not allowed. The kid name is Booby.
“SOEM HLEP NEDED. OGRE CAN’T REACH APPLES FRUM TREEHS. JEWELS OFFFERED. GOTTA BE FAST. HELP
I want you. You are nothing but a meaningless piece of flesh standing with your two puny legs. Want to prove that you are more than a mere human? Us the centaurs are currently organizing an event, an extremelly important event for our kind, a battle against us, a fight for our honor and pride. For us, combat is the perfect articulation of thought, the highest expression of self, the only art we truly appreciate. Join the ancient arena of the Warrunners and gain a place in our culture. We are offering a huge prize for the poor human that manages to end victorious.
“WANTED: doe-like creature. By the name of the Knights of the Fold, I, Chen, offer a reward more than the mere wisdom of Obelis, instead the most valuable objects that the Fold can offer and an endless amount of jewels to the person that can bring this creep to justice. Murder, assault to several stores, using her vile magic against centaurs living under the Fold rules, controlling ogres and wolves against their will, disturbing the peace, murder again, property damage and redecoration, murder once again, mentioning the Nighstalker, laugh at the authority, friviolity nature. Do not approach alone, she is always surrounded by creeps and wisps.”
(OOC: First of all, I’m sorry I haven’t been here for a couple of days, I’ve had a lot of work to do for school. Again, my apologies.)
Actually, yeah, she spent a week just flying around listening to music as if she went for a quick walk. What a strange and enigmatic creature she is.
Meredith quickly takes note of the blue symbol of possible death floating above her head.
I don’t think this symbol is one of “get free ice cream for the rest of your life”. This is possibly some bad news.
Well, I guess that bridge will be crossed when we get to it.
She’s still in the middle of nowhere, though. So, she’s talking to herself. Weird. Anyway, after that, she just teleports back to Magnolia.
Several landmarks seem to be on the verge of teleporting into here. But I will do so upon a proper map being drawn.
A mysterious man stands upon a vantage point such as a battlement or a balcony. Most likely the Cathedral Tower as that seems to be the highest point. Quietly watching humanities work.
His presence is imposing enough for the highest class mages to detect. Though seeing if he is a threat or not will require you to talk to him.
They ran around killing monsters, and selling the spoils for extra cash.
(TP Limit: 15)
Ba’ul dips down into town square and drops off my whole crew.
(Left to Right: Flynn, Judith, Raven, Rita, Karol, Estelle, Yuri, Repede)
Along with the original 5 I introduced, there is now a scandaly clad elf lady, a tan middle aged man, and a kid.
Raven (The Middle Aged Man): “… Just Looooook~ The Belly Shirts! The Bikini’s! More Double D’s than there is-”
Rita Karate Chops him
Rita: “My GOD would you STOP IT ALREADY! See! I told you it was a bad idea!”
Karol (the little boy): “Well ever since you guys mentioned how the people dressed here…”
Yuri: “Yup. My bad.”
Flynn: “I told you bringing the whole group was a bad idea…”
Judith (The Elf Lady): “Oh come on now. It would have been unfair for the rest of us.”
Raven: “Besides, I knew you guys where hiding something the instant your reaction was ‘lets go to the other side of the planet’ hurr durr durr.”
Estelle: “N-no, it’s not like that…”
They bicker as they head towards the Guild Hall
The two of them kicked the shit out of a giant mountain chimera and dragged it’s corpse back to town. Not as impressive as Hakumen taking out the overpowered wolf monster, but still.
They finish slicing up their paper and go to the next phase: Spell Card Building. This involves sitting around and focusing insane amounts of energy into these things. Anyone nearby would see a very pretty spectacle.
Kiritsugu and Maiya barge in, Kiritsugu flicking his cigaret away before entering.
Kiritsugu: “Where is Markov? We have a plan that needs reviewing.”
The two of them had rather effectively locked onto the current construction site. Marveling at how fast the renovation was going.
Saber: “I-isn’t it a bit cold for that wear?”
Iriesveil: “They are working so fast I doubt they feel cold at all.”
They spot Bang
Saber: “Um! Sir! Are you the one in charge of the renovations around to-”
[insert Bang’s introductory interruption monologue here]
Amaterasu sniffs the green pool of… whatever that is. Before trying to dip into it-
Immediately falling in and yelping, vine grappling out as fast as possible.
Whatever that is, it’s insanely deep, and not to mention you can’t breath that shit.
@Virtual Giant Blue Tager,
Before the shot is fired…
Both the Nav and Pilot are sat on the sofa in their room, Laika is at the controls and Tim is sat behind him eating a packet of crisps…
Laika’s Stimpack supply is running very low and his Oxygen tanks have long since depleted…he is a little on the edge and is finding it harder to concentrate than usual, the late nights haven’t’ helped either. Throughout the week he has persisted in wearing his sealed space suit, only taking it off once for a quick shower and putting it straight back on, Tim on the other hand, much to Laika’s dismay, took his off, leaving him with just a standard set of padded overalls underneath.
The two of them look on at the game
Laika: “Dead again…”
Tim: “Do you wan’t me to have a go sir? I’ve been reading over the manual a few ti-”
Laika: “No, I have got this, next time I will complete this damn mission”
Tim:…“But this is like the 60..something time now sir”
Laika: “All in time, Tim. You need to persist to achieve and this ga-…this mission requires such a skill”
Tim: “Hmm, alright”
Laika: “I know the control layout now…taken the time to memorize each button…”
Laika pushes the restart button
Tim: “Here we go again…”
Laika: “Let me focus.”
A few voices echo from the speakers as the mission intro plays out, Laika’s eyes beaming the screen to death with the power of will
Laika: “Ah! my noble co-pilot, Natch, let us fist-bump my friend!”
Laika is instantly immersed, becoming one with the game….no longer is he sat on a couch in a BnB surrounded by crisp packets and empty bottles, he is climbing into the cockpit of a heavily armoured walking battle tank and departing on a mission of the highest stakes
He presses a few buttons…
And fist bumps his virtual team mate…
Laika: “Oh yeah!”
Tim rolls his eyes
Laika: “But enough of the playing around comrade Natch, we must ready for battle!”
He presses a few more buttons and then grips the joysticks. After a few minutes of gameplay, Laika’s calm and collected attitude begins to diminish with each strike his virtual tank takes
Tim: “The game guide says-”
Laika: “Get that guide away from me, I don’t need to cheat.”
Tim: “B-but sir this isn’t-”
Laika: “Comrade Natch is my guide….”
An awkward moment of silence passes….well awkward for Tim. Laika was being serious..
And then…it happens…the themes music begins to blare through the speakers and the shot hits Laika’s walking tank
Tim: “Woah what in the-”
Laika: “WHAT IS GOING ON?!!”
Laika begins to frantically bash away at all the button in a desperate attempt to remedy the damage
Laika: “We are near the end of the mission comrade Natch! we cannot fall now!…”
Tim: “Er sir….I don’t see Natch onscreen???….”
Laika looks up from the button pad
Laika: Massive gasp “I THOUGHT YOU WERE BETTER THAN THIS NATCH!”
Tim begins to break down into laughter, he decides to go into the kitchen so Laika can’t hear him
Laika: “GET BACK IN THE TANK! WE HAVE A MISSION!………what is THAT thing?”
He spots the giant blue Tager mech…
Laika: “Tim I need your help with this boss!”
He makes his way back in trying his best not to laugh, he takes a seat next to Laika and takes control over half the set up
Tim: “W-…w-…what is it…sir?”
And then Tim see’s the mech too
Tim: “I don’t think I remember seeing this in the guide…”
Laika: “Does not matter, Natch has abandoned me so it is upto us now…”
The battle begins, Laika and Tim at the helm of the walking tank
They begin to strafe to the side, firing off several canon shots at the mega Tager…
Natsu and Happy are already waiting for the two of us outside. Lucy is wearing apropriate clothes for the outside weather while Natsu is in his same ol clothes. The four of us make our way to the guild hall.
@Bang and Saber.
Erza is also working with you in whatever it is you are building. She is wearing a workers uniform of a pale colour and a hard hat with the FT symbol on it. She has a massive block of wood on her shoulder that she carries as if it were nothing.
You meet up with Gray, Juvia, Wendy, and Carla. They were on their way to the guild hall.
Your screen goes black while in the middle of the game. It flickers a bit before revealing the following image.
The screen then returns to normal and you resume the game.
@Kitsarugi, Enchantress, and others in guild hall.
Mirajane, Lisanna are already preparing things with Enchantress for breakfast in the guild hall. Mirajane Passes by them.
Mirajane: good morning. Sorry, but the master is away for a bit, he is at a conference right now with other guild masters. Is there anything else we could do for you two?
@Chens messengers of hope in Magnolia.
Every one of the characters listed above and more look around to see the messengers and their preaches as they try and spread their words to the masses.
Natsu and group pass by one of them and quicky listen to what one messenger has to say, though not falling for what he promises.
Gray and them just ignore one of them as he preaches. He knows about them thanks to what makarov had said to everyone about the order before.
@Messengers at the guild hall
As they enter to put up their requests, Mirajane is already there to accept their requests and log them down in a record book. She takes a close look at them after she listens to whatever they say.
Mirajane: These are odd. She flips through a couple of them. A magician for a birthday party? Pass, she sets it aside for rejection. Apples from a tree. Well, thats not a big deal really. keeps it for board. Centaur racing. That could sound like fun for some of the wizards here. keeps it.
She looks at the last one and is a bit surprised at first. Everyone who known enchantress long enough realize tat what the Job request describes of her is false. With concern she approaches Enchantress wherever she is in the guild hall.
Mirajane: Excuse me, Aiushtha? But you need to see this. she show her the request. That knight of the order requests you to be brought to justice for some reason? I really dont understand, but I know that this is a false request. Can you explain this? She asks with concern for Magnolias friend of nature.
OOC: Since Falcon said that my posts are boring, I decided to change the way I write so people don’t skip my posts anymore. Are you ready for this?
@WHITE BREAD GUYS AT MAGNOLIA HOLY SHIT
HOLY DAMN SON, LORD CHEN SENT SOME GROUP OF KNIGHTS WITH GOLD ARMOUR AND ALL OF DAT JAZZ. YA BET CHEN WANTS TO MESS WITH YO ASSES AGAIN. WHAT DA FAK ARE U PLANNING CHEN? OH SHIT FUCKER, THESE GOLD GUYS ARE AS SHINY AS MY BITCH’ ASS AND THEY BRINGIN’ SUM JOBS AND SHIT FAIRY KIDS LIKE. WHAT U GONNA DO WITH THEM, I DUNNO SON BUT THEY GOT SOME BLINKIN’ SHIT ON THEM YA BET. THESE KNIGHTS JUST BLOODY WALK IN YO GUILD AND LEAVE SUM PAPERS ON YO BOARD. GOTTA CHECK DEM PAPERS AND GET SUM ANSWERS FROM THESE GUYS YA KNOW, ALL OF THAT QUESTININ’ SHIT.
TURNS OUT THESE GUYS CUM FROM HOPE, YA KNOW DAT CITY CHEN CREATED AFTER OL’ MAN MAKAROV KICKED HIS ARSE OUT OF YER CITY. YA GUESS CHEN’ HOOD NEEDS HELP FROM YA. CIVS AND EVEN CENTAURS ARE ASKING FOR HELP DUD, WE BETTER DO SOMETHIN’.
ALSO, KNIGHTS ARE STILL LEAVING PAPERS AND THAT SHIT RELIGIOUS PEOPLE DO. DONT GO RAMBO AND ME CUZ THESE NIGGAS AIN’T ATTACKING YA
Lord Chen… Chen… Chen… Why is that name so familiar?
Red has a pained expression on his face, as if he suddenly developed a headache.
Ah, screw ’im. Do I smell pancakes?
@Team Brave and others,
You can see Hakumen carrying the Gattuso’s tail on his shoulder as he makes his way to the Fairy Tail guild hall. He doesn’t seem to acknowledge anyone on his way back to the hall. He just walks silently.
@Saber and Irisviel,
Bang immediately jumps over to their position, which was a good 30 feet away or so. He lands in front of them still carrying the wooden pylon that looks like it weighs a ton.
Bang: Greetings citizens! I am the legendary Bang Shishigami who is hailed by the people, the earth, and the heavens!
He smiles at the two women.
Bang: What can I, Bang Shishigami, do for you two citizens?
Jubei walks along the roof behind him silently. He jumped all the way up here with assistance from some of the buildings.
Jubei: Place sure is pretty.
The old cat looks down at the city of Magnolia being repaired from its damage.
Jubei: Don’tcha agree?
@Laika and Tim,
She watches them strafe to the side as the cannons fire at her.
Makoto: Mediocre tactic. I can do- AAAAH!
She’s taken out of the moment when the image flashes around the walls of the VR chamber. This makes Makoto unable to avoid the shots, and so the Mecha Tager takes the hits from Tim and Laika. Soon after this she has resumed the game. Taking a look at her damage, she glares at the mech that is shooting at her.
Makoto: So you think it’s funny to take a cheap shot, huh?! I’ll teach ya!
She mashes a button down on the controls. Suddenly, Mecha Tager’s shoulders open up and a volley of missiles is shot out of them at the team as she attempts to avoid fire by strafing around.
Ragna enters the guild hall by himself. Jin and Saya went off to do other things for the time being. He gets there before the rest of the guys, but just as Mirajane is setting up the job board for the day. He walks over to the board and sees her just finishing putting up the jobs… Ragna looks through them and takes the Centaur job request. And then Mirajane gets all concerned about the last job. He decides to follow her long to see what the problem is.
The messagers silently hear Mirajane’s words. They leave a huge notebook filled with job requests and such on Mirajane’s hands. All of them are panting at the same time, quickly cleaning their sweat-covered necks with a small white handkerchief. They have really sophisticated manners and anyone should be able to notice that. The knights quickly bow to Mirajane as the leader of the group speaks.
We truly appreaciate your dedication to read, and perhaps take, these jobs madam. Hope is a city of order and with the Fold incorporating wild beasts, such a thing is impossible to maintain without the use of violence. We wish there was another way. Take these jobs, even the most ridiculous ones and maybe one day, our brothers from the woods shall understand us. Particullary the reward that Chen offered. Since that vile centaur arrived, we are unable to travel through the forest without being attacked by her spears. We wish you a good day and may Obelis light bless you. My dearest goodbye.
The leader and the messagers slowly retreat and leave the Guild. Now they are travelling around the city and buying food and supplies for their long journey. The group consists in:
The leader whose armor doesn’t have a single white strap unlike the rest of his squad. He has a huge religious symbol on his chest and on his back. He is always leading the group. The messagers shall not walk until the leader takes the first step.
Two couriers who don’t have a special kind of armour. They are carrying bags and if citizens get close to the group, the couriers shall give them religious pamphlets.
The warrior, the only member of the group who has the decency to actually carry a weapon around, a curved sword. The warrior is the biggest member of the group and he doesn’t even look human at all. His feet don’t have any kind of armour on and, if watched closely, they don’t look like human feet at all.
2 exchangers who are always seeking people to talk to. These knights will constantly talk about how great the Fold is, how famous and powerful you can be by joining them, how their lives changed after meeting Lord Chen, etc.
The group slowly walks aroudn the city. The leader is searching a market or a store, the couriers and the exchangers do their respective tasks, the warrior just mindlesly follows.
Kiritsugu: “Conference eh? What time is he supposed to be back?”
Kiritsugu kinda watches the scene with the slightest look of agitation. The group of unisoned followers reminds him of a certain Monty Python Film he had seen years ago. Now he is wishing he didn’t discard that cigaret.
Edit@Spark’s new post:
(You posted that while I was still writing mine. I will reply to it on my next post if it pertains to me)
Both Saber and Irisveil had reeled back the instant Bang started talking, stunned for a few seconds after he finished.
Iresveil: “Oh, ah, um, we heard you where rennovating the town, a-and we where hoping to contract to get you to come to our place a bit early.”
She is referencing the orderly snake-like pattern Bang has been taking, going up one block before coming down the opposite direction on the other side of the street.
Saber: “It would be much appreciated if you did, and you would be rewarded for it.”
Repede growls at Hakumen.
Yuri: “What’s wrong Repede?”
Rita: “Don’t know, that man gives me the creeps as well.”
Estelle: “That tail… looks oddly familiar.”
Without looking down he speaks in an ultra deep and sexy voice that I can’t find any other way to describe. He’s got the same voice actor as Tager, but the voice itself is deeper and more refined.
Duke: “It truly is admirable that man is rebuilding to compensate for their new environment here. For once I commend them for a voluntary action such as this.”
He gives a few beats before turning towards Jubei and changing the subject
Duke: “I take it that you have built strong attachments to the world of the humans. A person as powerful as yourself could have very easily rejected the gross humanity which tainted you.”
That was in reference to the scars
Duke: “Tell me… what purpose drives you to continually accept this reality as it is? With that power and that blade you could have easily forged a new path.”
OOC: Sorry to double post, but too late to edit.
There is one thing I forgot to mention in regard to the timeskip. Namely what Tikal has been doing. She doesn’t really need to do any of the jobs (nor will she, pacifism and all that) due to being a ball of light… But she WILL accompany on those which are in dark places or at night… in which case she is only going to be a light source for the others.
The Order mages do see the knights around the place… Some of the 9 mages do listen to them briefly, but then deem their claims as mere nonsense, and proceed to ignore them. They are not impressed by shiny armour, so it is perfectly possible for the Order mages to ignore the knights.
Anyway, today there is one job in particular that the Order mages are going for. Some strange moving objects have been spotted in the area, and they are described by a few eyewitnesses as resembling four faces stacked upon each other – this is the same for each object. Anyway, the Order mages are going to investigate. They split into three groups of three for this – Tahrdan, Pyralis, Noctan; Solarian, Granatir, Ignis; Tempestia, Tsunarmin, Pitchurn. They quickly find the objects, of which there are a grand total of 6…
(OOC: No, I did not create THESE.)
Turns out they are mechanical monsters of sorts named Temperance, and the face on top determines what they can do. Tahrdan’s group went against the two which had the orange faces on the top, which are fire elemental. There was very little trouble, except for one point. One of the two Temperances used its ‘Rage Chord’ ability, inflicting Berserk on Noctan. Fortunately they have no dark resistance or physical defense when fire elemental. Devastating axe blows combined with Whirlpools brought them down, and one of the two dropped… well, a healing potion.
The male archmages went against the one that was water elemental, and the one that was air elemental. This battle was more annoying because water elemental Temperances can cast a number of light elemental spells. It proceeded to cast M.Shield on itself, cutting all incoming magical damage in half. It might not SEEM annoying until you realise that it basically protected itself against TWO of its opponents at once. It cuts fire damage in half naturally, which means that it’s up to Solarian using earth elemental bullets to destroy it. The air elemental Temperance cut to the chase and cast Thunderstorm. Lightning bolts hit all 3 archmages… and this hurts Granatir more than the other two. However, it takes double damage from fire… HAMMERTIME! One Wildfire and a few swings from the Warmaster Rocket Hammer later, it is destroyed. Now it’s just a matter of finishing off the water elemental Temperance, which isn’t that tough, as it basically takes normal damage from earth spells at this point. It does hurt Ignis a bit by casting Splash a few times. It is destroyed and leaves behind a Manaberry, though.
The female archmages fight the earth elemental Temperances. Earth elemental Temperances are basically status whores. Blinding Gas, Numbing Gas, Poison Gas, Slumber Gas, Addle Gas. And a basic attack. This is ALL THEY DO. They both cast Poison Gas, actually poisoning all 3 archmages… Thus the REAL use of Cleansing Foam is shown, as they are promptly healed of the poison. Pitchunr cured it on all 3 of them with the foam, leaving Tsunarmin and Tempestia to multi-target Twisters on the Temperances… They don’t last long, though they do get off a Blinding Gas each… and the archmages luck out and are not blinded. One of them drops a Remedy – a potion that will heal basically any status effect.
Ordinarily, monsters such as these would just vanish upon defeat, just as they would appear right in front of potential victims, but these… These are not made of miasma. As such the topmost heads of each Temperance gets picked up and they are taken back as proof of the victory. They don’t really know what to do with the reward, though, as they are easily capable of paying in GGP. They proceed to head back to the guild hall, they still carry the heads with them. Maybe to show the others that they’re at least doing something, or maybe to ask if anything similar’s been seen in the area? Who knows?