OOC: Continuation of last post.
…Then the Gremlins started attacking. Ferran and Tirnyu were handling them just fine, due to having experience fighting them before. Solarian and Ignis, on the other hand….
Ignis: I don’t get it. They seem to resist everything we throw at them!
Ignis was saying this while casting Burn on a group of gremlins.
Solarian: What is effective against these things?
Solarian fired a few light bullets at gremlins, to little effect.
Ferran: They resist elemental damage, and are weak to shadow. How are you even doing that?
Ignis: No wonder our attacks weren’t having much effect, then.
Ignis proceeded to cast Darkside on a group of gremlins, to devastating effect. Solarian swithced to firing dark bullets from his gun. One gremlin was posing trouble for the mages, after seeing them as a threat. He was carrying a heavy looking missile launcher that also shielded him from all frontal attacks. He kept facing the two mages and firing missiles at them, which they kept dodging. Tirnyu got behind the gremlin and slashed at it a few times with his Calibur, causing it to drop the weapon. Tirnyu picked up the weapon so the gremlin could not. It didn’t have time to react, anyway, as it was instantly hit with a Void from Solarian. The gremlins had some tricks up their sleeves, though – Suddenly the four were facing robots that had Caliburs and shields just like the knights.
Tirnyu: Mecha knights! Good thing Tardiskong isn’t doing this, I’ve heard that he doesn’t really like facing these in tight spaces. They resist pierce, resist elemental, and shield ranged attacks. They stop to shield and once the shield goes down cannot shield for a few seconds. Attack when we swing!
The mecha knights go down easily due to interrupts by Ferran and Tirnyu leaving them open to Raging Infernos and Galaxy Bursts from Ignis and Solarian respectively.
The four were soon inside a side entrance, It was dark and suspiciously quiet…
Suddenly a gremlin appeared behind Ignis and cut him with a circular blade. (OOC: You knew something like this was coming from the fact that Solarian had faced cloaks before)
The two knights stand back to back, so they cannot be ambushed. Before the gremlin recon can re-cloak, Solarian hit him with a Void while Ignis cast Healing Wind on himself. Then Solarian shot the gremlin to death. Ignis meanwhile cast Barrier on himself.
(OOC: Okay, that may not be their actual name, but that’s basically what they are. ‘Recons’ are found in the PvP mode Lockdown, where they are basically knights with the ability to cloak. They are actually somewhat easy to spot, due to the fact they leave a death mark that removes all defense temporarily. This mark is a visible symbol above the head of the affected knight.)
Circular blades were then thrown towards the group. Ferran shielded the ones aimed at him, Ignis let the barrier block the ones aimed at Solarian, who then cast Darkside back, revealing a number of gremlins who Ignis finished off with a followup Darkside of his own.
About half a hour later, they were entering a room filled with hemispherical devices.
Ferran: Battlepods…. but why are they inactive?
Three battlepods then activated, with a yellow ‘eye’ glowing, and platforms took them to the floor above. Directly above Ferran, Turnyu, Ignis and Solarian, the battle with Seerus had begun. More battlepods were moved into position, and the two mages grabbed onto the central one ready for when it moved up.
Ferran: What do you think you’re doing?
Solarian: Finding out where these things go.
Tirnyu: We were briefed on Seerus’ personal defenses before finding you. He defends himself with battlepods! The very battlepods you’re grabbing onto!
Ignis: Then we should help. If he’s got a powerful hammer, then… well, we’re here for the hammer.
The two knights, despite thinking it a bad idea, grab onto the battlepod just before it moves up.
Warmaster Seerus: I will dispose of you and then show Herex why I am the Warmaster!
(OOC: Seerus seriously thinks upon arrival outside the boss room that the knights are working for Herex – another gremlin who is part of the elite known as the Crimson Order. He’s basically a mad scientist.)
Snirnan: We will defeat you for the sake of the Spiral Order!
Seerus: You will die trying! Four of you are not enough.
Ferran: How about eight of us?
The knights and mages proceed to leap off the Battlepods to land by the others.
Seerus: It doesn’t matter how many you send, you will all die!
(OOC: Seerus is not this talkative in the actual battle. I can’t remember his actual dialogue, so…)
The Battlepods started to fire missiles and sometimes lasers.
Tardiskong: This battle’s starting to get annoying. Whatever happened to that ‘special help’, hmm?
Ignis: Uhhh, right here.
When the shield on the battlepods went down, they took a lot of damage from the combined power of the Argent Peacemaker (Snirnan), Prismatech Alchemer MkII (Tardiskong) (which was rather ineffective), Leviathan Blade (Blastaknight), Divine Avenger (Strilyna), two Caliburs (Ferran and Tirnyu) (even less effective than the Prismatech Alchemer MkII), and finally Lightning Bolts (Solarian) and Wildfires (Ignis). Upon seeing the latter two the mages suddenly notice five figures staring at them – These are of course the ones involved who have not seen the mages’ spells before – Strilyna, Snirnan, Blastaknight, Tardiskong, and even Seerus.
Strilyna: What did you just do?
Snirnan: That was some mighty fine work you did there, how did ya two do it?
Blastaknight: You would be dangerous opponents in the Coliseum, you don’t even need weapons!
Tardiskong: That is somehow familiar, I don’t know why, though.
Seerus: I did not account for such attacks. I shall have to kill you myself.
Seerus jumped down with the Warmaster Rocket Hammer at the ready…. just to be met by Ignis’ own hammer, while three more battlepods rise up.
Strilyna: Are you mad!? You can’t take on that hammer ALONE!
Tardiskong: Suits me fine, we can prepare to take him out quickly with a lot of shadow damage.
Solarian: Ignis, there’s no point getting yourself killed for that hammer! Like it or not, you are getting help in this!
Snirnan threw Seerus off balance with a well aimed shot from Sentenza, allowing Ignis to knock him back with his hammer…. right into the Silent Nightblade of Tardiskong, who keeps Seerus in place for a Void from Solarian to hit.
Seerus: No… this is… impossible….
Seerus then died, and the place started to explode around them. A gate went down allowing an escape route.
Ferran and Tirnyu were in the lead, followed by Tardiskong, Strilyna, Snirnan, Blastaknight, Solarian, and Ignis, who was carrying both his hammer and the Warmaster Rocket Hammer.
After taking the lift back up…
Snirnan quickly took a scan of the Warmaster Rocket Hammer.
Snirnan: With this here data, the Spiral Order can now produce copies of this Gremlin tech. I’m not too comfortable using the work of those little furry varmints, but…
Tardiskong: What about tha hammer he was using himself?
Ignis: I’m taking it. That’s what us two were here for anyway.
Ferran: When we met, you mentioned being part of an Order yourself. What positions do you hold in said order?
Ignis: Well, I’m an elem-
Solarian: We’re both archmages – the guys who lead the whole thing and masters of all 6 elements.
Ignis tried to hide his shock at being referred to as an archmage – he didn’t exactly do it alone, after all…
Snirnan: to Ferran, Tiryna, Solarian and Ignis From what I’m told you four made things a lot easier for the rest of us. I’ll put in a word at Spiral HQ about getting you two knights some better equipment, so that ya find things easier in the future. And what about you two?
Ignis: You don’t need to do anything for me, since I’m keeping the hammer… I’m not sure Solarian would want anything.
Snirnan: And what about ya…. Solarian, was it?
Solarian: The experience is enough for me.
Snirnan: Aw come on. It aint right to help and not expect anything in reward. In fact, I happen to have a spare gun I was looking for getting some UVs on later, but…. You can have it. Because you have some mighty fine abilities.
Snirnan proceeded to hand Solarian a spare Argent Peacemaker – the very same one that the archmage first used against an army of bots released by Spark.
Tardiskong: I assume once we’re back at Spiral HQ, we’ll get the first copies of that weapon due to acquiring data on it in the first place.
Blastaknight: Don’t forget these, which I found on the way out!
Blastaknight proceeded to hand a Dark Retribution bomb to each of the other 3 knights there on a mission.
Ignis: Well, we’re going now… you may probably never see us again.
The mages proceeded to cast Warp….
end of flashback
Tardises: Wow…. Sounds like a pretty interesting place.
Tempestia: I’ll say. I wonder why one of those knights had a similar name to the one you prefer to go by, Tahrdan?
Tardises: I have no idea.
OOC: Normally I wouldn’t double post, but I have no choice here as the content of the two was just too long to fit into a single post. I’m not joking,