My Kat Kain't Save the Day- Oh Nevermind

Bigwood Apr 1st, 2013 130 Never
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  1. [14:07:56] <@Kain> Last time, the duo of the hat and the cat met a certain mime in the company of the last Model Theta series, T-1000. After a confusing series of events, they fought off and then made allies of the Brothers and then had to fight Titan! But despite Nat's attempts, Titan could not reawaken its memories and retreated to the east, to the Earth Shrine.
  2. [14:08:23] <@Kain> Everyone then met up in Black Mage Village, and Nat and Theta bonded over punching a dude in the dick.
  3. [14:08:54] <Natalie> You know, 'kick' and 'dick' actually rhyme!
  4. [14:09:11] <@Kain> Berenstein bears get kicked in the dick, etc
  5. [14:09:28] <Natalie> that was the joke, carry on
  6. [14:11:56] <@Kain> We open now with having just finished an absolutely delicious several-course meal prepared by Elizabeth. It was something like chocobo ravioli with chestnut, a plate of cheeses, seared swordfish, and a hearty bean soup with a salad.
  7. [14:12:20] <Natalie> 1,1Do we get stat boosts from it?
  8. [14:12:20] <@Kain> Lady knows how to cook.
  9. [14:14:12] * Theta sorta slouches in his chair some completely satiated and resting as much he can before they gotta hit the road again.
  10. [14:15:27] * Natalie scarfed it all down like whoa, especially due to fish being involved! She curls back up in the corner immediately afterward, cuddling the diamond since there's not enough time to make stuff out of it or anything.
  11. [14:15:49] <@Kain> Yes, actually, you get Lucky and Triple Critical.
  12. [14:16:16] <@Kain> well, those aren't stat boosts
  13. [14:16:23] <Natalie> oh man that's neat enough that losing MP isn't even a problem
  14. [14:16:30] <@Kain> but alternately take a +2 to an attribute instead of one of those if you prefer.
  15. [14:17:44] <@Kain> Everyone seems rather full afterward, and it's sluggish getting the motivation to move out, but eventually Bebe seems ready to leave. "Well, that was quite good! Is everyone ready?"
  16. [14:18:18] <@Kain> Ambrosia is just staring at her empty plate. "...I want more." she pouts.
  17. [14:18:45] * Theta stops slouching and stands and stretches. "Right, right..."
  18. [14:18:52] <Theta> "Are we heading by Chocobo or by foot?"
  19. [14:19:19] <Natalie> "Nnn!"  Nat yawns obnoxiously and hops up.  "Me too, Amby!  But we should prooooobably get going.  There was a... uh... where were we going again?"
  20. [14:19:31] <@Kain> Bebe: "By chocobo. The mountains are nearly impassable on foot."
  21. [14:20:04] <@Kain> Gale: "The Earth Shrine. That's where the corrupted spirits are, apparently..."
  22. [14:20:25] <Natalie> (nnn both of those are so good but lol execution ignores them anyway, I'll keep lucky and +MND the other one)
  23. [14:21:08] * Natalie flips through the diary, staring a bit disappointedly at the first few pages before clamping it shut and nodding. "... Titan! Right!"
  24. [14:21:27] <@Kain> Cirra: "Oh, this is all so exciting!" she adjusts her glasses and grins. "Shall we be off?"
  25. [14:21:51] <Theta> "Hrm.  Fine by me.  Did sort of want to get blood flowing after such a filling meal though."
  26. [14:21:57] <Theta> "Right then!"
  27. [14:22:20] <Natalie> "Okay~!  C'mon c'mon let's go!"  She bursts through the door.  ... Is there even a door?
  28. [14:22:24] <@Kain> Elizabeth returns from having stored the leftovers in Bebe's pantry, from which a remarkable draft comes. "There'll be time for that later."
  29. [14:22:47] <@Kain> There is totally a door.
  30. [14:23:06] <Natalie> NOW THERE'S A HOLE IN okay not really she turns the knob and THEN kicks it open.
  31. [14:23:40] <Theta> "..."
  32. [14:23:45] <Theta> "Was that really needed."
  33. [14:23:48] <Natalie> "Nope!"
  34. [14:23:57] * Theta shakes his head and walks to the Chocobo stables, then.
  35. [14:24:37] * Natalie excitedly drags Ambrosia to the stables, barely waiting up for their infinitely less wacky adventuring companions.
  36. [14:24:51] <@Kain> Bebe doesn't really seem to mind. He heads over to the east side of town though, and picks up a few chocobos from the stables there. They're young birds, only a few years old but large enough to be ridden. Theta, Nat, and Ambrosia can just extend their rentals a bit more with the ones they brought into town.
  37. [14:25:35] <@Kain> Ambrosia is dragged, seems like she's used to this particular method of travel by now.
  38. [14:25:43] <Natalie> Dragging or chocobo riding?
  39. [14:25:47] <@Kain> Dragging.
  40. [14:25:54] <Natalie> Oh, now she gets to get used to both!
  41. [14:26:36] * Natalie hops on her birdie and immediately begins engaging in the unhealthy hobby of reading on a moving vehicle. Animal. Whatever.
  42. [14:26:45] <@Kain> The party gets mounted, and soon, you're on your way! The wind rushes by as the seven of you speed away through the forest surrounding Black Mage Village.
  43. [14:29:39] <@Kain> Normally, after leaving the forest one would hang a sharp left to go anywhere else on the continent, but Bebe directs the group right, towards the steep mountains separating these parts from the harsh desert to the east. On the back of a chocobo the ride seems to pass by in no time, the birds expertly navigating their way up the cliffs.
  44. [14:30:25] <Natalie> Nat is a lot more composed than usual during the ride, despite reading normally being something that'd make people sick.  Somewhere in the middle she moves her bird near Theta's.  "Hey, Mr. Omicron?"
  45. [14:31:01] * Theta looks over, "Yes?"
  46. [14:31:03] <Natalie> "There used to be more of us traveling together, right?"
  47. [14:31:06] <@Kain> Once you peek over the peaks, you're all hit in the face by a blast of hot wind with a bit of sand. A huge desert spreads out before you, rife with whirlpools. The birds carefully avoid these after descending.
  48. [14:31:34] <Theta> "I think your memory tiara thing is broken.  Yes we were traveling with Lenore and your old friend Amaryllis."
  49. [14:31:36] <@Kain> Gale: "...That amnesia must be pretty bad..."
  50. [14:32:08] <@Kain> She scratches under her star tattoo awkwardly.
  51. [14:32:20] <Natalie> "... Yeah," she nods poutily.  "Okay, that's what I thought, thanks.  Ammy's picture is in here, but... even though I wrote it like we were just together yesterday or something I can't remember their faces or how they acted or anything."
  52. [14:32:43] <Theta> "I thought that thing was supposed to help you retain memories?"
  53. [14:32:44] <@Kain> Cirra: "Pardon me, but... memory tiara?"
  54. [14:33:00] * Natalie flips the diary closed. "Oh um... well... uh..."
  55. [14:33:10] <Natalie> "..."
  56. [14:33:18] * Natalie feels the tiara on her forehead.
  57. [14:33:25] <@Kain> Cirra: "That -is- a rather beautiful piece of jewelry..."
  58. [14:33:39] <Natalie> "Where did I... oh right, I just wrote that, duh."
  59. [14:33:42] <Theta> "You should get a refund on it or something."
  60. [14:34:15] <Natalie> "Yeah, I guess!  It's a really weird feeling to wake up and find out you're wearing something that was supposed to fix it but it didn't fix it."  :<
  61. [14:34:50] <@Kain> Elizabeth seems interested, too. "Maybe I could have a look at it, later?"
  62. [14:35:41] <Natalie> "But yeah," she hangs lazily off her chocobo.  "Thanks!  It's important... I can't remember why but I don't feel like I'm supposed to take it off.  So if you can look at it while it's on me~"
  63. [14:35:57] <@Kain> Sand is kicked up as you blast through the desert, but all of this eventually gives way to dry plains again, interspersed with gigantic, dead roots from the Iifa Tree. The ground quakes slightly as you begin to approach a small structure in the distance.
  64. [14:36:18] * Natalie reflects the sand aw- okay let's not even go there actually
  65. [14:36:23] <Natalie> 2silly
  66. [14:36:38] <Natalie> "Ooh!  Is that it?"
  67. [14:37:54] <@Kain> The black mage sits more upright in his saddle. "That is it, indeed. We're almost to the Earth Shrine!"
  68. [14:38:07] * Theta looks over to the structure. "Odd. Expected something a bit...bigger."
  69. [14:38:26] <@Kain> Bebe: "As I understand, most of the structure is underground."
  70. [14:39:13] <@Kain> The trip lasted a few hours, even on the back of chocobos. You finally begin to slow down as you approach the stone ruin. It looks like little more than a sort of shack with a set of stairs leading down.
  71. [14:39:14] <Natalie> "C'mon!"  Nat stands up halfway off her chocobo, hype as all fuck.  "Let's go, we gotta fix those spirits!  Or... however the thing with the spirits went."
  72. [14:39:47] * Natalie does a somersault off the bird as soon as they get there!
  73. [14:39:53] <Natalie> 2d6+9 let's see if she hurts herself
  74. [14:39:55] <DiceMaid-9001> Natalie, let's see if she hurts herself: 21 [2d6=6,6]
  75. [14:40:03] <Natalie> every time I make a silly athletics check
  76. [14:40:22] * Theta looks down into the darkness.
  77. [14:40:29] <Theta> "I suppose someone has a latern or something."
  78. [14:40:32] * Natalie somersaults down into the darkness.
  79. [14:40:46] <Natalie> "Oh!  I-"
  80. [14:40:50] <Natalie> ... Right.  People there.
  81. [14:41:40] * Natalie turns the ruby flashlight on anyway, giving no fucks. "Uh yeah, my... tiara is... really special!"
  82. [14:42:10] <@Kain> Elizabeth scrunches her face, a bit annoyed by Nat's overeagerness, but grabs a lantern to supplement Nat's light.
  83. [14:42:35] * Natalie sticks a tongue out and happily spearheads the way. Loser.
  84. [14:43:09] <Theta> "Sometimes I think she forgets what danger is," Theta jests at this response as he descends with the others
  86. [14:43:38] <@Kain> The seven of you begin to descend the stairs. The lights in the darkness show the stairs leading down into a long hallway.
  87. [14:44:36] <Natalie> "Still seems pretty spooky down here," Nat marches downward exaggeratedly, taking the steps three at a time.  Maybe four.
  88. [14:44:37] <@Kain> As you walk along, Bebe notes, "There used to be active traps here. Can you sense them, Theta? Stone walls rigged to crush intruders."
  89. [14:44:48] <Natalie> ... Two.
  90. [14:45:51] <Theta> "I think I could but you may need to tie her down before she trips them."
  91. [14:45:57] <@Kain> To be honest, Geomancy senses are a bit hard to comprehend down here anyway. You feel a very strong presence of earth elemental spirits, but also a powerful, and familiar corruping force.
  92. [14:46:53] * Theta takes a knee on the ground. "Annnd this could be risky.  It's...well, very earthy down here.  And not in the flavor sense."
  93. [14:47:18] <@Kain> Bebe: "I... don't think they're active anymore, thankfully. If I remember what I read correctly, all of the traps became disabled when Zidane placed the Earth Mirror deeper in the shrine, when unsealing the path to Terra...
  94. [14:47:20] <Natalie> "Oh, I'll be okay, Mr. Delta!"  She yells back, still not slowing down.  "Traps?  Those are easy if you just move really fast, right?"
  95. [14:48:01] <@Kain> Cirra: "So this structure really IS from the other world... I wish we could stay longer... who knows what secrets might be uncovered?"
  96. [14:48:02] <Theta> (oh I thought you were trying to suggest we needed to detect them somehow ;o;)
  97. [14:48:12] * Natalie takes the steps absently. "Miiiirrors, huh..."
  98. [14:48:31] <Natalie> Absent-mindedly.
  99. [14:48:33] <Natalie> ... Backwards.
  100. [14:48:48] <@Kain> (Oh, Bebe was just noting things)
  101. [14:48:54] <Natalie> More like she does the thing kids do where they think they're cool walking backwards but after a few steps give up and turn back around.
  102. [14:49:06] <@Kain> Gale: "Be careful anyway." she scolds.
  103. [14:49:59] <@Kain> It's a rather boring walk, but you eventually end up in a large underground chamber that houses an altar of some sort in the middle. A shining mirror with an earth-colored frame hangs on it.
  104. [14:50:20] <@Kain> More importantly though, is a familiar face floating up above.
  105. [14:50:29] <Natalie> ... In the mirror?
  106. [14:50:36] <@Kain> No, above the altar.
  107. [14:50:39] <Natalie> Get it, because we're familiar to- oh never mind
  108. [14:51:40] <@Kain> The Lich is here, or rather half of him is. The bag of bones seems only half forked, from the waist up, his robes in tatters. All of you can actually see elemental energy spiraling around the room into him, slowly regenerating his bones.
  109. [14:52:08] <Theta> "Ah. There he is."
  110. [14:52:09] * Natalie hops into the room, stretching a bit before looking up to face him.
  111. [14:52:11] <Natalie> "Hi!"
  112. [14:52:25] <Natalie> "Who's this again?"
  113. [14:52:31] <Theta> "I'd know that skeleton anywhere.  Notice that terribly pronounced jaw."
  114. [14:53:00] <Natalie> "Skeleton..."  She smashes a fist into an open palm.  "Oh, so like, he's a friend of yours?"
  115. [14:53:26] <Natalie> "Er... was... a friend of yours."
  116. [14:54:06] <@Kain> Cirra: "Oh dear..."
  117. [14:54:28] * Theta contemplates saying 'no it's youf fiance.' but instead just answers. "He's the Lich we have been discussing."
  118. [14:54:30] <@Kain> Bebe: "So that is the source of corruption... What a dreadful energy he's radiating..."
  119. [14:54:33] <Theta> "Annnd...hardly friendly."
  120. [14:54:50] <@Kain> Elizabeth: "Undead are at a distinct disadvantage."
  121. [14:54:53] <Natalie> "Oh, thaaaaaaat's who that is."  Shame, she would've believed it too.  "Yeah, I wrote about him.  Big jerk, something something Chaos..."
  122. [14:55:02] <Natalie> "Okay then, let's beat him up!"
  123. [14:55:08] <@Kain> Gale: "Hah, this'll be a piece of cake. Hey, bone-face! Wake up, already!"
  124. [14:56:02] <@Kain> Ambrosia just slips into a battle stance with her broom.
  125. [14:56:23] * Natalie slips her emerald knuckles - pumpkin hill etc - on and gets into stance too.
  126. [14:56:30] <Natalie> (Hey Kainy we're back to full HP/MP, right?)
  127. [14:56:49] <@Kain> The Lich's eye sockets slowly light up with red light, the creature looking down at the lot of you. "5,0Seven of you? Adventurers are hardly sporting these days... that's a trait I find admirable! He he he... Still... I'm not at full power yet, so it may be wise to even the odds a bit..."
  128. [14:56:56] <@Kain> (Yeah, probably)
  129. [14:57:44] <Theta> (Btw I'll be taking Lucky and +2 VIT cause Triple Crit doesn't work for me :P)
  130. [14:58:01] <Theta> "Oh I was wondering when he was going to speak up."
  131. [14:58:19] <@Kain> The Lich raises a bony hand. "5,0My servant, Titan! Come forth and help me crush these crystal-loving fools once and for all!"
  132. [14:58:47] * Natalie perks up, like her ears are already twitching. Too bad she doesn't have them back yet. "Your servant? I don't think that's right!"
  133. [14:59:28] <@Kain> The entire structure begins to rumble violently, and soft earth begins to pour into the chamber. The massive form of Titan erupts out of the stone work, moving in and out of the room as easily as a fish might pass through a wide-gapped net in water.
  134. [15:00:00] <@Kain> It eventually settles for emerging in the middle of the room, under the Lich!
  135. [15:00:19] <@Kain> Titan: 5,0"AUUUUGH...."
  136. [15:01:02] <@Kain> Theta can tell the Titan is absolutely bursting with elemental energy, not to mention that thick, black veins are running along its body, now. Its eyes are glowing red, filled with pain and rage.
  137. [15:01:23] * Natalie takes Perplexed stance, breathing a few angry breaths. "So YOU were the one who made him like this?"
  138. [15:01:24] <@Kain> Cirra: "Here we go!"
  139. [15:01:27] <@Kain> Combat!
  140. [15:01:40] <Theta> "Please don't tell me you still think he's adorable," he says with a glance to Natalie as he draws his crossbow.
  141. [15:02:10] <Natalie> "But then I'd be lying..."
  142. [15:02:10] <@Kain> The lich laughs. "5,0His current form? That's correct! So incredibly easy to exploit after it lost its sense of self..."
  143. [15:02:46] <Natalie> "Oh!"  Nat loosens up her stance a little.  "So you didn't take his 'sense of self?'  That's fine then!"
  144. [15:02:53] <Natalie> "... Still gonna have to beat you up, though."
  145. [15:02:59] <@Kain> Cirra began casting a spell! Gale began casting a spell! Elizabeth began casting a spell!
  146. [15:03:14] * Natalie began casting a spell!
  147. [15:03:23] <Adviceowl> (Casting intensifies)
  148. [15:03:24] * Theta looks around
  149. [15:03:28] * Theta looks at what he's fighting
  150. [15:03:33] <Theta> "Bullocks."
  151. [15:03:38] <@Kain> The current terrains are:
  152. [15:04:01] <@Kain> Desert, Underground, Town, Plains
  153. [15:05:02] * Theta starts off with a pot shot at Lich, a wind arrow.
  154. [15:05:12] <Theta> 2d6+7
  155. [15:05:12] <DiceMaid-9001> Theta, 2d6+7: 13 [2d6=1,5]
  156. [15:05:46] <@Kain> Bebe calls upon a favored terrain, covering the party in a heavy dust, giving everyone 24 m.arm!
  157. [15:05:50] <@Kain> Hits!
  158. [15:05:57] <Theta> 144 Wind Damage!
  159. [15:06:14] <@Kain> The half-formed skeleton reels back a bit from the attack!
  160. [15:06:55] <@Kain> Lich casts Haste on Titan!
  161. [15:07:25] <@Kain> The enormous creature swats at your tiny, pathetic forms!
  162. [15:07:35] <Theta> Does it look like a red clock speeding up? Theta doesn't like the look of that.
  163. [15:07:42] <@Kain> Yep!
  164. [15:07:48] <@Kain> 2#2d6+7 Group Attacks
  165. [15:07:49] <DiceMaid-9001> Kain, Group Attacks: 17 [2d6=4,6], 12 [2d6=3,2]
  166. [15:07:49] <Natalie> ... Hmmm
  167. [15:08:10] <Theta> "Oh great he's giving him STER-" splat.
  168. [15:08:50] <Natalie> (1,1haste is reflectable, should I?)
  169. [15:09:36] <Theta> (I got the impression it already went off)
  170. [15:09:51] <Natalie> (Well I was checking my pdf during that, it IS an instant action to do it after all)
  171. [15:10:05] <Theta> (wait what?)
  172. [15:10:11] <Theta> (You can interrupt spells with reflect.)
  173. [15:10:16] <Natalie> (Yep!)
  174. [15:10:20] <Theta> (That is SILLY.)
  175. [15:10:27] <Natalie> (I'm fucking carbuncle, I do what I want)
  176. [15:10:44] <Natalie> (oh to hell with it I'm gonna do it)
  177. [15:10:46] <@Kain> (It's a red mage ability)
  178. [15:11:00] <Natalie> "Sterwhat?"  Nat looks quizzically at Theta and taps her ruby.  BOING.
  179. [15:11:27] <Natalie> (Who it affects is random though~)
  180. [15:11:33] <@Kain> A red, shimmering wall appears in front of Titan at the last second, and there's a comical bounce sound as the spell reflects onto...
  181. [15:11:35] <@Kain> 1d7
  182. [15:11:36] <DiceMaid-9001> Kain, 1d7: 1 [1d7=1]
  183. [15:11:38] <@Kain> Theta!
  184. [15:11:43] <Natalie> (GG Lich)
  185. [15:11:46] <Natalie> (GG no re)
  186. [15:12:10] <@Kain> Only the first attack can actually happen, then...
  187. [15:12:13] <@Kain> doing...
  188. [15:12:36] <@Kain> 210 arm damage to everyone in the room.
  189. [15:12:42] <Theta> "RoidsohgoodlordwhathaveyoudonetomemymindcantkeepupwithwhatI'msaying-"Splat.
  190. [15:13:02] <Natalie> "Well I j- oof!"
  191. [15:13:24] <@Kain> Bebe's group looks like they were hit hard! But the girls struggle to finish their spells anyway.
  192. [15:13:47] <Natalie> oh dear critical levels ow ow ow- also nat totally smashes into theta if applicable because that's adorable
  193. [15:14:16] <@Kain> Cirra: "Protega!"
  194. [15:14:30] <@Kain> A pearlescent light engulfs the party! Protected!
  195. [15:14:42] <@Kain> Elizabeth: "Curaga!"
  196. [15:14:49] <Theta> "IfIdidn'tknowbetterIdsayyourcontinuedcollisionswithmewouldbeattemptsatseductionbutthisishardlythetimeandplaceforsuchdiscussionswehaveajerkwadofaskeletontodealwith."
  197. [15:15:01] <Natalie> "WHAT?"
  198. [15:15:03] <@Kain> 2d6+100 HP restored to everyone.
  199. [15:15:04] <DiceMaid-9001> Kain, HP restored to everyone.: 106 [2d6=5,1]
  200. [15:15:20] <@Kain> Gale: "Diffusion! Tetra!"
  201. [15:15:50] <Theta> What exactly is happening with the mirrior? Lich is drawing power FROM it or just from the room in general?
  202. [15:15:59] <@Kain> The room in general.
  203. [15:16:19] <@Kain> Elizabeth: "When did you learn to use that on white magic, Gale?"
  204. [15:16:49] <@Kain> The party is surrounded by multicolored orbs!
  205. [15:16:58] <Theta> Theta bolts over, attempts to snag the mirrior and return to the side of the others while he's cranked up Haste Dew.
  206. [15:17:16] <@Kain> Gained resistance to Earth, Fire, Lightning, Ice!
  207. [15:17:18] * Natalie bounds off Theta and spirals a bit in the air, pondering on actually Reflecting herself... ok, silly idea.
  208. [15:17:56] <Natalie> Two spins and her anklet activates!  "Here we go!  13Pea- er, I mean, uh... Shell!!"
  209. [15:18:31] <Natalie> Who's with us... mage... mage... mage... geomancer with obscene M.ARM... okay, white wisps seep into herself.
  210. [15:19:04] <Natalie> "Alright, now I'm ready!  Take..."
  211. [15:19:17] <Natalie> Stance swap!  Earth-Piercing Sword!
  212. [15:19:36] <@Kain> Bebe raises his hands, and the party is covered in light!
  213. [15:19:40] <@Kain> 2d6+64 healing
  214. [15:19:41] <DiceMaid-9001> Kain, healing: 70 [2d6=2,4]
  215. [15:20:01] <Natalie> 2d6+5 taking out Lich first probably isn't what the developers intended, oh well!
  216. [15:20:02] <DiceMaid-9001> Natalie, taking out Lich first probably isn't what the developers intended, oh well!: 12 [2d6=3,4]
  217. [15:20:16] <@Kain> Ambrosia finishes winding up and attempts to leap up at Lich to attack with Nat!
  218. [15:20:19] <Theta> (christ almighty what is his force skill)
  219. [15:20:31] <@Kain> (8)
  220. [15:20:50] * Natalie allows teamwork attack if she's trying it. Her nickname is only one letter off from 'Ammy' after all!
  221. [15:21:21] <@Kain> 2d6+2 you don't want to teamwork a haymaker probably.
  222. [15:21:21] <DiceMaid-9001> Kain, you don't want to teamwork a haymaker probably.: 9 [2d6=6,1]
  223. [15:21:33] <Natalie> ok you're correct
  224. [15:21:45] <@Kain> Ambrosia misses!
  225. [15:21:50] <@Kain> Nat hits!
  226. [15:21:50] <Natalie> ... If SHE was stupid enough to ask for it and fail it maybe we could've had a laugh.  But, ehh... does 12 hit?
  227. [15:22:50] * Natalie just runs as close to directly underneath Lich as she can then spins around on one leg, disappearing and reappearing above him with light-wings emerging from her back for just a half-second or so. "... Special art! Rise Above the World!!" She then descends straight down with a heel, for -8 to both defenses and...
  228. [15:22:56] <Natalie> er wait -9
  229. [15:23:19] <Natalie> ... 84 ARM!
  230. [15:23:29] <@Kain> The girls begin casting again!
  231. [15:23:35] <Natalie> Boost!
  232. [15:23:40] <@Kain> The lich is knocked back a bit by the kick!
  233. [15:24:02] <Adviceowl> (Kicked him right in the vagina bone)
  234. [15:24:09] * Natalie hops off him as she lands and spins a couple times, skidding on the ground. "Ooh, that was really cool."
  235. [15:24:13] <@Kain> I'll say Theta didn't actually use up his standards.
  236. [15:24:53] <Theta> Nothing happens when he grabs it then? He bags it in the mean time, then...
  237. [15:25:15] <Theta> 2#2d6+7 Lich gets a facefull of windarrows!
  238. [15:25:16] <DiceMaid-9001> Theta, Lich gets a facefull of windarrows!: 12 [2d6=1,4], 15 [2d6=5,3]
  239. [15:25:36] <Natalie> (oh wait I lied to you it was definitely -8 from execution)
  240. [15:25:40] <Theta> 142 and 146 Wind Damage!
  241. [15:26:07] <@Kain> Nothing -seems- to happen with the mirror... But you do feel a startling amount of power within it.
  242. [15:26:21] <@Kain> Lich: 5,0Enough fooling around!
  243. [15:26:36] <@Kain> He hastes himself! He then casts Time Slip on Nat!
  244. [15:27:11] <@Kain> Opposed Finesse!
  245. [15:27:16] <@Kain> 2d6+6
  246. [15:27:16] <DiceMaid-9001> Kain, 2d6+6: 9 [2d6=2,1]
  247. [15:27:29] <Natalie> 2d6+9 lol sure
  248. [15:27:30] <DiceMaid-9001> Natalie, lol sure: 15 [2d6=4,2]
  249. [15:27:42] <@Kain> Nat isn't even sure what he tried to do.
  250. [15:27:49] * Natalie isn't even sure what he tried to do.
  251. [15:27:57] <Natalie> "... What did he just try to do?"
  252. [15:28:13] <@Kain> Titan rumbles and raises both fists in the air, bring them down hard onto the field!
  253. [15:28:32] <@Kain> 2d6+170 Earth damage, and everyone, earth immunes included, roll Force.
  254. [15:28:33] <DiceMaid-9001> Kain, Earth damage, and everyone, earth immunes included, roll Force.: 175 [2d6=2,3]
  255. [15:28:42] <@Kain> 2d6+10
  256. [15:28:42] <DiceMaid-9001> Kain, 2d6+10: 16 [2d6=4,2]
  257. [15:28:55] <Natalie> 2d6+2 oh dear this isn't going to go well is it
  258. [15:28:55] <Theta> 2d6+5 pewp
  259. [15:28:56] <DiceMaid-9001> Theta, pewp: 16 [2d6=6,5]
  260. [15:28:56] <DiceMaid-9001> Natalie, oh dear this isn't going to go well is it: 6 [2d6=3,1]
  261. [15:29:08] <Theta> (god damn it dicemaid I fucking hate your guts adklfafha CURSE WORDS)
  262. [15:29:49] <Natalie> (man what did he even do that didn't have an ACC)
  263. [15:29:51] <@Kain> Nat and Cirra can't stop shaking after the rumbling stops! Inflicted with Seizure
  264. [15:29:52] * Theta on the other hand IS immune to Earth Damage so just stays perfectly calm as everyone else gets tossed around.
  265. [15:29:58] <@Kain> -10% HP per turn
  266. [15:30:00] <Natalie> Influcted with What
  267. [15:30:03] <Natalie> ... oh
  268. [15:30:17] <@Kain> (It's a status effect from like... FF6)
  269. [15:30:27] <Theta> (GRATS YOU CAUGHT SPACE EPILEPSY)
  270. [15:30:28] <Natalie> (I swear that's called 'slip' or 'degenerator' or something)
  271. [15:30:49] <@Kain>
  272. [15:30:57] <Natalie> (That's what it waaaaas~)
  273. [15:31:17] * Natalie gets jittery and... man, that's hardly different from how she ALWAYS is. "O-Ow, hey, I-I'm y-y-your... owowowow..."
  274. [15:31:27] <@Kain> Players!
  275. [15:31:28] <Natalie> Also 57/248 HP she's blinking red
  276. [15:31:35] <Natalie> Her HP bar is blinking red.
  277. [15:32:31] <Natalie> 2d6+6 ok let's execute lich some more
  278. [15:32:31] <DiceMaid-9001> Natalie, ok let's execute lich some more: 13 [2d6=4,3]
  279. [15:32:46] * Theta looks over to the black veins on Titan and contemplates what it'd take to try to...pop one of those or pry it out of his sandy form.
  280. [15:32:47] <@Kain> Hit!
  281. [15:33:18] * Natalie rushes forward and vanishes, kicking up a big red MAJINKEN behind the boney... boner. 103 ARM, -8 to ARM and M.ARM for him!
  282. [15:33:45] <Natalie> "... Finishing Strike!  Bloodthirsty Fang!!"
  283. [15:34:01] <Natalie> Er. kicking up after... reappearing... behind him.  Right.
  284. [15:34:07] <Theta> "Thereisabsolutelynobloodonthatskeletonsoyourattackispoorlynamed."
  285. [15:34:14] <Natalie> "I'M SORRY!"
  286. [15:34:33] <@Kain> Pow!
  287. [15:34:55] <@Kain> Cirra waves her scepter! "Tempera!"
  288. [15:35:05] <@Kain> Ethereal swords surround the party! +1 Damage Step!
  289. [15:35:14] <Natalie> (yes)
  290. [15:35:23] <Natalie> (you are the best spell-that-doesn't-actually-exist ever)
  291. [15:35:31] <Natalie> (kain can I OK to green mage after this plz)
  292. [15:35:37] <@Kain> (hurr)
  293. [15:36:11] <@Kain> (I'll consider letting you learn a green magic spell maybe if you spend enough time with Cirra)
  294. [15:36:25] <Theta> (IN BED.)
  295. [15:36:28] <Theta> (DOHOHOHOHO)
  296. [15:36:29] <Natalie> (ok I'll just get a kiss from her- damnit he beat me)
  297. [15:36:32] <@Kain> Elizabeth heals the party again! "Curaga!"
  298. [15:36:38] <@Kain> 2d6+100
  299. [15:36:38] <DiceMaid-9001> Kain, 2d6+100: 108 [2d6=3,5]
  300. [15:37:19] <@Kain> Gale sweeps her scythe across the field. "Rain of meteors, anihillate those of weak will! Comet!"
  301. [15:37:20] <Natalie> 165 is- oh right -10% last turn.  141 is enough to live on!  "T-T-Thanks!"
  302. [15:37:25] <@Kain> 2d6
  303. [15:37:26] <DiceMaid-9001> Kain, 2d6: 3 [2d6=2,1]
  304. [15:38:43] <@Kain> Three rocks seem to emerge from a blackness over the field, crashing into both Lich and Titan!
  305. [15:39:15] <@Kain> Bebe begins to concentrate, winds whipping about him, but he doesn't actually attack!
  306. [15:39:36] <@Kain> Ambrosia tries to bap Titan!
  307. [15:39:40] <@Kain> 2d6+8
  308. [15:39:41] <DiceMaid-9001> Kain, 2d6+8: 12 [2d6=1,3]
  309. [15:39:43] <@Kain> Bap.
  310. [15:39:50] <Natalie> Moé!
  311. [15:39:53] <Natalie> ☆
  312. [15:40:33] * Natalie actually intuits a cute little red laser 4☆ to appear after Ambrosia's strike. Just like Lenny does it!
  313. [15:40:53] <@Kain> I don't think Theta moved this turn...
  314. [15:41:26] <Theta> (I've been trying to find more interesting options to do here than just spamming arrows but I think you're mistaken my inquiries for fluff things :B)
  315. [15:41:44] <Theta> »» Theta looks over to the black veins on Titan and contemplates what it'd take to try to...pop one of those or pry it out of his sandy form.
  316. [15:41:58] <Natalie> (oh god that sounds painful)
  317. [15:42:16] <@Kain> Oh. You can try that but I'm not sure what you-re ASKING. Pick one.
  318. [15:42:20] <@Kain> oh
  319. [15:42:22] <@Kain> oh wait
  320. [15:42:24] <@Kain> read that wrong.
  321. [15:42:43] <@Kain> You think just attacking it might do. Maybe a sharp blade of wind.
  322. [15:43:07] <Theta> Theta has an absoutely terrible idea.
  323. [15:43:12] <Natalie> (I suggest calmly pulling it up and then punching it with your stand)
  324. [15:43:36] <Theta> First he takes aim at the black vein and fires a blast of cutting wind at it!
  325. [15:43:40] <Theta> 2d6+7
  326. [15:43:40] <DiceMaid-9001> Theta, 2d6+7: 13 [2d6=5,1]
  327. [15:43:43] <@Kain> Hit!
  328. [15:44:00] <Theta> 167 damage to it!
  329. [15:44:26] <@Kain> As the black vein is severed, a horrible, stinking liquid begins spewing from the wound. "5,0OOOOOOOOOOUGH...." the beast cries, in a much more pained tone than anything else that's hit!
  330. [15:44:34] <Natalie> "A-Ahh!"
  331. [15:44:36] <Theta> Theta's second option
  332. [15:44:50] <Theta> Is he tries to focus these leaking, corrupted energies into a storm stone
  333. [15:44:51] <Theta> 2d6+5
  334. [15:44:52] <DiceMaid-9001> Theta, 2d6+5: 16 [2d6=5,6]
  335. [15:44:58] <Theta> (GODKLHSDFHKLSDFHKLFSE)
  336. [15:45:04] <Natalie> (I laughed)
  337. [15:45:18] <@Kain> I'll let you combine that with a Maelstrom because I'm a super nice guy!
  339. [15:45:56] <@Kain> You feel a surge of energy burst from the elemental spirits in the room as you begin to separate and condense the corruption!
  340. [15:47:59] <@Kain> (Any of your geotrances will work for the maelstrom)
  341. [15:48:51] <Theta> (HRRRM IN THAT CASE)
  342. [15:49:41] <Natalie> (desert desert desert desert)
  343. [15:49:42] <Theta> A tornado appears in the center of the room as the energies are sent into flux!
  344. [15:50:15] <Theta> Desert Winds!
  345. [15:50:23] <Theta> The Sand begins to turn against the Lich and Titan!
  346. [15:50:24] <Natalie> (FUCK YEAH)
  347. [15:50:59] <Theta> ...which I assume can't actually BE petrified, so carry on then, wind field in place!
  348. [15:51:26] <@Kain> 2d6+8 Roll opposed Force or Finesse against Lich.
  349. [15:51:26] <Adviceowl> (You can totally petrify wood though)
  350. [15:51:27] <DiceMaid-9001> Kain, Roll opposed Force or Finesse against Lich.: 18 [2d6=4,6]
  351. [15:51:47] <Theta> 2d6+5 lol no.
  352. [15:51:47] <DiceMaid-9001> Theta, lol no.: 17 [2d6=6,6]
  353. [15:51:50] <Theta> GOD DAMN IT
  354. [15:51:51] <Natalie> "J-Just hang in there," jitterycat shakes like a... what's someHAHAHAHAHAHA
  355. [15:51:54] * Theta jumps out a window
  356. [15:52:09] <Natalie> A TRUE DICEMAID DAY
  357. [15:52:31] <@Kain> While he manages to resist the petrification for the most part, you see one of his arms transmute entirely into stone and fall dead!
  358. [15:53:01] <@Kain> Lich: "5,0AUGH! YOU'LL... YOU'LL PAY FOR THIS!"
  359. [15:53:27] <Natalie> "Nuh-uh!  I think you're the one who's gon-  ... actually that's pretty cheeeeeeesy."
  360. [15:53:35] <Adviceowl> (99,95)
  361. [15:53:43] <@Kain> Titan's eyes, in the meantime begin to lose their glow faintly. The creature moans, 5,0"H-HELP ME.... FREE ME... PLEASE...."
  362. [15:55:12] <@Kain> Titan is fighting the Lich's influence!
  363. [15:55:38] <Natalie> Does that mean the Talk action's open now?  :D
  364. [15:56:05] <@Kain> It is! But... Enemy Turns!
  365. [15:56:09] <Natalie> Of course~
  366. [15:56:15] <@Kain> The bag of bones scowls at the lot of you and raises its remaining good arm. "5,0Not to be cliche, but it's time for you to writhe in despair!"
  367. [15:56:19] <Natalie> 1,1could totally Blink Talk but lol
  368. [15:56:38] <@Kain> The entire area darkens, and Lich glows with a malicious light!
  369. [15:56:41] <@Kain> Limit Break
  370. [15:57:25] <@Kain> Lich: "5,0Echoes of Terra!"
  371. [15:57:25] <Theta> "Iamgoingtomakeyourhandintoacattoy,youhearme!?"
  372. [15:58:07] <@Kain> The shrine begins to shake violently, and the soft earth that flooded the room begins to pack into spikes that whip around the room as more corruption crackles between them!
  373. [15:58:11] * Natalie is so not ready for this.
  374. [15:59:10] <@Kain> 3#2d6+105 non-elemental M. Arm.
  375. [15:59:11] <DiceMaid-9001> Kain, non-elemental M. Arm.: 113 [2d6=2,6], 108 [2d6=1,2], 110 [2d6=2,3]
  376. [15:59:43] <@Kain> Cirra is knocked unconscious!
  377. [15:59:57] <Natalie> Oh jeez does Defending reduce that?
  378. [16:00:04] <@Kain> It does.
  379. [16:00:10] * Natalie BLINKS and braces herself oh god
  380. [16:00:38] * Theta seems only midly disturbed by such an assault.
  381. [16:00:44] <@Kain> 2d6+6 oh and opposed Finesse, everyone.
  382. [16:00:45] <DiceMaid-9001> Kain, oh and opposed Finesse, everyone.: 13 [2d6=2,5]
  383. [16:00:48] <Natalie> (26+27+27... phew, I think we're good)
  384. [16:00:51] <Theta> 2d6+5 I swear if this is a crit
  385. [16:00:52] <DiceMaid-9001> Theta, I swear if this is a crit: 12 [2d6=5,2]
  386. [16:00:55] <Natalie> 2d6+8 k!
  387. [16:00:56] <DiceMaid-9001> Natalie, k!: 14 [2d6=2,4]
  388. [16:01:12] <@Kain> Theta, Gale, and Bebe are Zombified!
  389. [16:01:26] <Natalie> ... Also is counterattacking an optohhhhhh maybe that isn't a good idea anymore
  390. [16:01:55] <@Kain> Titan: 5,0"R-RUBY..."
  391. [16:01:59] * Theta once again becomes a soulless emotionless thing. his favorite feel.
  392. [16:02:17] <Natalie> (oh man I think that brought theta to exactly half hp, sugoi lichu-kun)
  393. [16:02:26] <Natalie> "H-Hang in there..."
  394. [16:02:28] <Theta> (it did.)
  395. [16:03:25] <@Kain> Lich then casts Rasp on Nat!
  396. [16:03:34] <@Kain> Lost 50 MP!
  397. [16:03:40] <@Kain> Player turns!
  398. [16:03:47] <Natalie> 36 remain!
  399. [16:03:53] <Theta> (if only that was raspberry and he stuck his tounge out at Nat.)
  400. [16:03:58] <Natalie> Not enough for Reflect, au au poor kitty
  401. [16:04:03] <Natalie> (I lol'd at the thought)
  402. [16:04:15] <Natalie> So how big IS Titan relative to this room again?
  403. [16:04:27] <Adviceowl> (how would he raspberry he all bone)
  404. [16:04:31] <Natalie> Enough to where getting in his face would be a thing like last time?
  405. [16:04:32] <@Kain> Almost filling it.
  406. [16:04:37] <Natalie> (it's magic, ain't gotta explain shit)
  407. [16:04:42] <@Kain> You think you can climb him pretty easily.
  408. [16:04:50] <Natalie> 2d6+9 ok I just really have the feel of wanting to run up his face with numbers again anyway
  409. [16:04:51] <DiceMaid-9001> Natalie, ok I just really have the feel of wanting to run up his face with numbers again anyway: 16 [2d6=5,2]
  410. [16:04:53] <Theta> Zombienome takes aim at Lich and lets loose two arrows
  411. [16:04:57] <Theta> 2d6+7
  412. [16:04:57] <DiceMaid-9001> Theta, 2d6+7: 16 [2d6=5,4]
  413. [16:05:04] <@Kain> You manage to climb the Titan!
  414. [16:05:09] * Natalie begins triangle-hopping off the walls and... well, Titan's body to get close to his face! As close as possible.
  415. [16:05:12] <Theta> 2d6+7
  416. [16:05:13] <DiceMaid-9001> Theta, 2d6+7: 14 [2d6=5,2]
  417. [16:05:14] <Natalie> "HEY!!  Snap out of it!"
  418. [16:05:24] <@Kain> Both POW the the Lich!
  419. [16:05:27] <Theta> 216 for the first in wind damage, 214 for the second
  420. [16:05:36] <Natalie> To show her resolve, she reels back a second and... HEADBUTTS him.
  421. [16:05:40] <Theta> This tornado is doing him no favors
  422. [16:05:54] <@Kain> The titan blubbers a moment, thick silicon tears running out of his eyes.
  423. [16:05:55] <Natalie> Or maybe it's just because touching him with the ruby is- oh nevermind it's not like she's really thinking
  424. [16:06:36] <Natalie> "Can't you see?!  It's me!"
  425. [16:06:48] <Natalie> "I'm helping all I can, we all are... but there's nobody who can help you but you!"
  426. [16:07:35] <Adviceowl> (This isn't AA Natalie)
  427. [16:07:41] <Natalie> (shh)
  428. [16:07:45] <@Kain> Nat shared a heartfelt moment with Titan!
  429. [16:08:23] <Natalie> "Hear that, bonehead?"  She looks up, rubbing her ruby a bit.  Ow.  "We're gonna kick your ass TOGETHER!"
  430. [16:08:30] <Natalie> ... And then shivers a little ow seizure
  431. [16:08:31] <@Kain> You can see he's trying, Nat. He really is. But the Lich's power is restraining him hard. He looks at you with enormous, sad eyes.
  432. [16:08:54] <@Kain> And you think, somewhere deep inside... you feel a little more determined.
  433. [16:09:26] <@Kain> The lich is shredded by window arrows in the meantime!
  434. [16:10:17] <@Kain> Elizabeth throws a hand out at Cirra. "Bring back this soul from purgatory! Restore!"
  435. [16:10:38] <Natalie> (I hope you can hear my head shaking)
  436. [16:11:43] <@Kain> Gale seems a lot less enthusiastic, but continues trying. "Aerora." she states as a blast of wind buffets the lich!
  437. [16:12:14] <@Kain> Cirra climbs to her feet slowly, having lost her spell, but she begins casting again!
  438. [16:12:30] <@Kain> Bebe lets loose a powerful funnel of wind at the Lich!
  439. [16:12:36] <@Kain> 2d6+5
  440. [16:12:37] <DiceMaid-9001> Kain, 2d6+5: 14 [2d6=5,4]
  441. [16:12:45] * Natalie sits in place after talking, teetering on the edge of unconsciousness. Headbutting really didn't help either ow ow ow.
  442. [16:13:45] <@Kain> The Lich raises his good arm to the sky, and the ceiling of the room begins to roll with black clouds...
  443. [16:13:50] <@Kain> He begins casting a spell.
  444. [16:14:04] <Natalie> pleasebeastatuseffectpleasebeastatuseffectpleasebeastatuseffect
  445. [16:14:58] <@Kain> 2d6 Titan attempts harder to break free of Lich's control!
  446. [16:14:59] <DiceMaid-9001> Kain, Titan attempts harder to break free of Lich's control!: 6 [2d6=5,1]
  447. [16:15:08] <@Kain> Nope! He swings an arm at Theta!
  448. [16:15:10] <@Kain> 2d6+7
  449. [16:15:10] <DiceMaid-9001> Kain, 2d6+7: 17 [2d6=6,4]
  450. [16:15:17] <Theta> Fwap
  451. [16:15:17] <Natalie> (aw man is this like some mewtwo mindslave shit where the only way to get free is by critting)
  452. [16:15:20] <Natalie> (/me flips a table)
  453. [16:15:29] <@Kain> 210 damage as you get POW'd in the face.
  454. [16:15:35] <Theta> (Sorry stole them all on skill checks I couldn't suceed :D)
  455. [16:15:43] <@Kain> Player turns!
  456. [16:15:46] <Theta> Congrats, Kain
  457. [16:15:48] <Theta> you KO'd him!
  458. [16:15:58] <Theta> Theta slams into a wall and slumps
  459. [16:15:58] <Natalie> (Really?  I still have him at 151 and he has Protect on)
  460. [16:16:06] <Theta> (We have protect on?)
  461. [16:16:13] <Natalie> (Yeah, Protega was a thing like.... turn 1)
  462. [16:16:50] <Theta> (nm then I guess he's not KO'd.)
  463. [16:16:51] <Theta> (:B)
  464. [16:17:20] <@Kain> Lich begins to chant. "5,0The time of exorcism is at hand..."
  465. [16:17:28] <Natalie> (Med Kitty to the rescno no no no no no no no)
  466. [16:17:42] <Theta> 2#2d6+7 Lich gonna get blasted (with wind arrows)
  467. [16:17:42] <DiceMaid-9001> Theta, Lich gonna get blasted (with wind arrows): 11 [2d6=1,3], 13 [2d6=5,1]
  468. [16:17:49] <@Kain> One hit!
  469. [16:17:57] <Theta> 213 wind damage!
  470. [16:18:18] <Natalie> (... Hey Kainy what was your ruling on how much jewels can HP restore by again?)
  471. [16:18:27] <@Kain> (...I don't remember D:)
  472. [16:18:33] <Natalie> (ME NEITHER MAKE SOMETHING UP)
  473. [16:18:39] <@Kain> (Don't forget Theta is a zombie)
  474. [16:18:47] <Natalie> (Yeah but they're single-target, right?)
  475. [16:18:52] <@Kain> (Yeah)
  476. [16:18:57] <@Kain> (Which jewel are you using)
  477. [16:19:18] <Natalie> (Hmm, probably the Sapphire+3, I can't imagine what else I was going to use it for and this is pretty EMERGENCY)
  478. [16:19:44] <@Kain> Alright then, fluff what Nat tries to do!
  479. [16:19:48] <Natalie> (oh actually shit I have a cool idea for it)
  480. [16:20:59] <Natalie> Nat pulls the Sapphire out, not really consciously aware of its relation to Fenrir (or his relation to Titan, really), but slowly stands up, still shaking, and raises it to the air, its light reflecting off her Ruby and vice versa.  "I'm really not sure what I can ask for, but please... help me!  Help us!"  She holds it in front of Titan's eyes while pleading, too.
  481. [16:23:07] <@Kain> The sapphire glows, and then suddenly shatters! You feel a surge of energy as your HP are restored! And more importantly, you feel a sudden connection to Fenrir, and to Eiko, something you haven't felt in a long, long time.
  482. [16:23:29] <@Kain> Or at least, not at this distance.
  483. [16:23:46] <@Kain> (Recover full HP)
  484. [16:23:47] * Natalie gasps as it breaks but smiles a bit, getting to her feet. "Thanks."
  485. [16:24:00] <Natalie> (I still lose 10% after that though, yeah?)
  486. [16:24:05] <@Kain> Something deep inside you is stirring...
  487. [16:24:06] <@Kain> Yep.
  488. [16:24:07] <Natalie> (or did seizure wear off)
  489. [16:24:08] <Natalie> (k~)
  490. [16:24:34] <@Kain> Cirra: "Ohcrudohcrud, Shellga!"
  491. [16:24:56] <@Kain> You're all covered in a powerful magical shield! But will it be enough?
  492. [16:25:46] <@Kain> Elizabeth is trying to cure Gale's zombie condition, while Gale is casting Banish on the Lich!
  493. [16:25:48] <Natalie> D-D-DOUBLE SHELL
  494. [16:26:31] <@Kain> Bebe just braces himself!
  495. [16:26:51] <@Kain> Lich: 5,0"Venomous serpents, unleash thy dark flames!"
  496. [16:27:05] <Natalie> (are you kidding me it is so 'servants')
  497. [16:27:22] <@Kain> (Derp)
  498. [16:27:25] <@Kain> *servants
  499. [16:27:41] <@Kain> The rolling clouds begin to boil as fire streaks down from the sky.
  500. [16:27:50] <Theta> (This isn't beach vollyball)
  501. [16:27:53] <Theta> (This lich sucks)
  502. [16:28:24] <@Kain> Lich: "5,0ANCIENT SPELL: MELTDOWN"
  503. [16:28:26] <Natalie> (I'm just teasing you kainy, it's one of those lines that can be heard either way due to PSX-era voice acting)
  504. [16:28:30] <Natalie> (oh but we're fucked!)
  505. [16:29:22] <Natalie> (>... is unaffected by M.ARM and Shell)
  506. [16:29:26] <Natalie> (aaaaaaaand I hate everything)
  507. [16:29:35] <@Kain> Nat, energies long sealed within you begin to surge... as you begin glowing with a purple light.
  508. [16:29:44] <Natalie> (aaaaaaand I love everything)
  509. [16:29:54] <@Kain> 13,0Trance!
  510. [16:29:58] <Natalie> "!"
  511. [16:31:53] <@Kain> Nat begins glowing intensely, and undergoes a physical transformation! Fur begins to sprout from her body, and her hair lifts up, forming wavy combs on each side of her head! A thick tail begins to unwind from behind her, and her Ruby glows intensely!
  512. [16:32:20] <castfromhp> (does she have a tail pillow now?)
  513. [16:32:36] <Natalie> "Ah-!  H-Hey, I'm...!"  Nat shakes her head a second after marveling and steels herself, getting into stance in preparation.  With a good clue what she's about to do!
  514. [16:32:54] <@Kain> Remembered 4,0Ruby Light!
  515. [16:33:18] <Natalie> "O shining light..."
  516. [16:33:36] <Natalie> (So lemme guess, I get my Blink back from Trance and get to do that right now?  Huh huh huh?  :D)
  517. [16:33:43] <@Kain> (Yep)
  518. [16:33:47] <Natalie> "... Blah blah blah!"
  519. [16:33:56] * Natalie jumps into the air, spirals, spirals again, spirals again
  520. [16:34:26] <@Kain> For a brief, moment, Natalie, you remember everything...
  521. [16:34:33] <Natalie> "... Glitter!  Like a Star!!"  Laser wings emerge from her back unlike real-Carbuncle's animation as her forehead glows with pure FRIENDSHIP in midair.  "And protect everyone!  4RUBY LIGHT!!"
  522. [16:35:17] <@Kain> Red shields of energy begin to cover each of you!
  523. [16:35:30] <Theta> (That's the gayest spell incantation you could possibly do)
  524. [16:35:43] <Natalie> (yo I'll punch you out)
  525. [16:35:46] <@Kain> The lich can only gawk as the streams of fire begin to bounce off of you and begin to descend on him instead!
  526. [16:35:58] <Theta> (Making two kooji men do unmentionables would be straighter)
  527. [16:36:01] <castfromhp> ( this better be how Nat looks now)
  528. [16:36:16] <@Kain> (Close enough)
  529. [16:36:41] <@Kain> There's an explosion of flames...
  530. [16:36:43] * Natalie spins around in midair, much like she would on the ground. Only... in midair. And, grinning like a fiend, sticks out her tongue. "Nice try! But that's not gonna work on me."
  531. [16:36:57] <Natalie> In fact she should be putting on shades and turning around right now.  Oh well.
  532. [16:37:01] <@Kain> and when the air clears, Lich is completely gone.
  533. [16:38:01] <@Kain> Titan seems to be lucid again, resting uncomfortably inside the chamber, corruption still tearing away at his flesh. In fact, the area still feels really tainted...
  534. [16:38:26] <@Kain> Titan: 5,0"R-RUBY..."
  535. [16:38:33] * Natalie probably comically lands facefirst instead of gracefully Lenneth Valkyrie-ing down, if the trance ends.
  536. [16:38:41] <Natalie> ... If not, well, then the lattno who am I kidding she probably falls anyway
  537. [16:38:43] <Adviceowl> ( Nat not looking like this )
  538. [16:38:47] <@Kain> The derpy eidolon just smiles a bit before falling unconscious.
  539. [16:38:51] * Theta , still being a zombie, just stands there awkwardly since the aggressor has just exploded.
  540. [16:39:43] <Natalie> "Oonf."
  541. [16:40:02] <@Kain> Also I meant to post this
  542. [16:40:04] <@Kain>
  543. [16:40:24] <@Kain> but in any case, the zombies find themselves regaining their senses shortly.
  544. [16:40:49] <@Kain> Cirra: "O-oh... that was..."
  545. [16:41:14] <Natalie> (oh man I've never had a GM who actually looked at my sheet before what a magical feeling)
  546. [16:41:17] <Theta> (I was using )
  547. [16:41:48] <@Kain> (Also aaaaaaah @ adviceowl)
  548. [16:42:01] * Theta slowly comes to again.
  549. [16:42:02] * Natalie just chillaxes and gives Titan a big hug. ... With her tail flicking around if it's still there.
  550. [16:42:07] <Natalie> If it's not, she's totally imagining it is.
  551. [16:42:15] <Theta> "I -really- hate that sensation.  Bleh."
  552. [16:42:21] * Theta walks over and retrieves petrified lich arm.
  553. [16:42:27] <@Kain> You seem to remain in that form for a bit, Nat, though it'll fade away soon, you feel.
  554. [16:42:42] <@Kain> The stone arm seems to be all that's left of the Lich.
  555. [16:42:43] <Natalie> "I really -love- this sensation~"
  556. [16:42:46] <Natalie> "..."
  557. [16:42:51] <Natalie> "Oh crap!"
  558. [16:42:59] <@Kain> Maybe his 'spirit' got away again, but at least this part didn't...
  559. [16:43:00] * Natalie jolts up, tail following suit.
  560. [16:43:44] * Theta tosses it in his bag for now, and takes out the mirror and the corrupted stone he fused.
  561. [16:43:50] <@Kain> Elizabeth: "Trance... and that is Carbuncle's power and form, isn't it? Well, well, that's something I wouldn't have expected.
  562. [16:43:50] <Theta> Looking over both carefully
  563. [16:44:24] <@Kain> The corrupted storm stone is a superdense creation that even Bebe is marveling over as he approaches. "How did you..."
  564. [16:44:40] <Natalie> "Ahehehe... sorry, I didn't mean to hide it..."  She scratches her head.  "... Well, I kinda did, until my powers came back."
  565. [16:44:59] <Natalie> Headshake headshake.  "But who cares about that!"
  566. [16:45:40] <@Kain> Nat, you feel a really warm, tingly sensation around your forehead, as well. The tiara's own jewels are glowing along with your ruby's.
  567. [16:45:40] * Theta looks to Bebe. "This was a terrible idea, wasn't it."
  568. [16:45:46] <Natalie> "That can't be all the Crystal brought us here for, right?"
  569. [16:45:54] <Theta> "Just look at this thing it looks more evil than the petrified arm."
  570. [16:46:18] <@Kain> Bebe: "No... not at all. To be able to condense the corruption into a single spot is... well, I don't know how you did it, but it should also be a fine way of extracting it from the environment!"
  571. [16:46:55] <@Kain> Gale: "Who said anything about the Crystal? You rescued that big guy, and we kicked the ass of the thing behind the corruption."
  572. [16:47:34] <Natalie> ".. Oh, crap, we were hiding that too weren't we?"  She covers her mouth a bit.  "Oop~sies~"
  573. [16:47:50] <Natalie> If all her memories are temporarily back, any chance she remembers anything about the mirror in here?
  574. [16:48:09] <Anislug> (more importantly does she remember celina ;_; )
  575. [16:48:15] <Natalie> (who)
  576. [16:48:33] <Anislug> (/me bursts into tears)
  577. [16:48:39] <@Kain> You totally remember the entire ordeal with getting the mirrors from Ipsen's Castle and then everyone splitting off to open the gates to Terra simultaneously.
  578. [16:48:44] <Natalie> (♡)
  579. [16:48:55] <Theta> "How? Well...uh."
  580. [16:49:48] <@Kain> Bebe: "But yes, it does radiate a certain... malice, doesn't it?"
  581. [16:49:53] <Theta> "What is this thing for anyway? He's referring to the mirror, storing the deathball for now.
  582. [16:49:59] <Natalie> Fair enough!  She just focuses energy to her forehead to help cure the others, then, giving the unconscious Titan a smile.  "That was pretty tough.  Here everyone!  4Ruby Heal~"
  583. [16:50:02] <Theta> (+")
  584. [16:50:17] <@Kain> Bebe: "One of four keys, I think..."
  585. [16:50:39] <Natalie> "Well," she walks up and bends toward the mirror, swishing her tail around Makoto Nanaya-style.  "It's nothing we really need now."
  586. [16:51:11] <@Kain> The mirror is radiating powerful elemental energy... You think you might be able to start clearing the corruption on a much larger scale if you use this as a focus.
  587. [16:51:30] <@Kain> Ambrosia is suddenly behind Nat, squeezing her tail. "...Soft."
  588. [16:51:37] * Natalie JOLTS UP
  589. [16:51:46] <Natalie> "Eek!"
  590. [16:51:51] <Natalie> "... Uh."
  591. [16:51:55] <Natalie> "Y-Yeah."
  592. [16:52:02] * Natalie lets the tail rest.
  593. [16:52:02] <@Kain> She hugs the tail~
  594. [16:52:08] <Theta> "Key to...what?"
  595. [16:52:41] <@Kain> Bebe: "The other world, Terra... My father and his companions opened the Shimmering Isle via the four elemental shrines years ago..."
  596. [16:53:01] <Theta> "I mean it's obviously enchanted and could help clear out all the negativite energies here, but why a mirror anyway - ooooh...well..."
  597. [16:53:03] <@Kain> Bebe: "Of course, that gateway was destroyed shortly after."
  598. [16:53:08] <Theta> "I suppose it's lost that use then, yes."
  599. [16:53:30] <Natalie> "Huhh?  You mean you think you can use it for something else?"
  600. [16:54:02] <Adviceowl> (Being Eideloins is suffering)
  601. [16:54:24] <@Kain> Suddenly, Nat feels her energy draining...
  602. [16:54:38] <Natalie> "... Ohhhhh."
  603. [16:54:42] <Natalie> "Amby, you might wanna let go."
  604. [16:54:50] <@Kain> Ambrosia: "...?" she backs up.
  605. [16:55:30] * Natalie yawns and lets the energy do its thing. ... While she COULD just open the diary and write everything down right now, that's cheating.
  606. [16:55:43] <Natalie> Also writing really fast it hard to do.
  607. [16:55:49] <@Kain> Nat once again glows, with a paler light this time, reverting back to normal. The memories seem to vanish again, but Nat can recall more now, about up to the time that she started wearing the Tiara.
  608. [16:56:07] <@Kain> But one more important thing to note.
  609. [16:56:18] <@Kain> Natalie has gained the ability to summon Carbuncle.
  610. [16:56:20] <Natalie> ♥
  611. [16:56:25] <Natalie> 4♥
  612. [16:56:29] <Theta> (how's that even make sense.)
  613. [16:56:46] <castfromhp> (she turns into Carbuncle form I guess)
  614. [16:56:50] <Natalie> (WHO CARES IT'S EIDELOINS)
  615. [16:57:30] <@Kain> Theta...
  616. [16:57:38] <Adviceowl> (Obviously she can summon her own loins you silly goose)
  617. [16:57:40] <Natalie> "Ooh... thanks."  Tailless she turns around to the moebot.  "I thiiiiink I remembered something... nnnn I'll tail you what it is later, a nap sounds nice."
  618. [16:57:44] <Natalie> >tail
  619. [16:57:46] <Natalie> goddamnit
  620. [16:57:46] <@Kain> Gained a petrified Lich arm! And a corrupted storm stone! And the Earth Mirror!
  621. [16:57:46] <Natalie> tell
  622. [16:58:04] <@Kain> Ambrosia tilts her head. "Okay."
  623. [16:58:22] * Natalie curls up next to Titan.
  624. [16:58:34] * Theta throws all 3 into a witch's cauldron and makes incantations
  625. [16:58:37] <@Kain> Titan still looks pretty messed up.
  626. [16:58:50] <Natalie> Can he be ruby healed?
  627. [16:58:53] <Theta> But no not really he looks over the mirror and thinks on how to apply this to clear out the rest of the corruption here
  628. [16:58:59] <@Kain> The corruption probably can't be cleansed by Nat.
  629. [16:59:24] <Natalie> Oh, THAT kind of messed up.
  630. [16:59:53] <@Kain> Theta, you have Dreamstate, right?
  631. [17:00:29] <Theta> correct
  632. [17:01:05] <@Kain> You think if you enter that meditative state with the mirror, you might be able to draw the remaining corruption into your existing storm stone. It'll need a Nature check at least.
  633. [17:01:16] <Natalie> 1,1can I faith
  634. [17:01:25] <@Kain> (Yes)
  635. [17:01:28] * Natalie does that
  636. [17:01:42] <Natalie> Today's faith fluff: cute catgirl being super moe while napping nearby.
  637. [17:01:50] <@Kain> By the way, you all also get...
  638. [17:02:04] * Theta starts staring at the mirror and plops down on the ground near the center of the room.  He focuses on it for a bit until he seems to lapse out of conciousness.
  639. [17:02:33] <@Kain> 2 exp, 1 destiny, and a hefty 10,000 gil each.
  640. [17:03:02] <Natalie> Do... Do the NPCs get that too?
  641. [17:03:07] <Natalie> Can Ambrosia use it to buy a turbobroom?
  642. [17:03:37] <Anislug> (yessssssssssssss)
  643. [17:03:44] <Anislug> (stats: +2 GOES FAST)
  644. [17:03:44] <@Kain> Yes, in fact.
  645. [17:04:34] <Natalie> K Y U T E
  646. [17:04:43] <Natalie> alright rolling my thievery check...
  647. [17:04:49] <@Kain> Roll Nature, Theta!
  648. [17:04:49] <Natalie> (just kidding but can you imagine)
  649. [17:04:56] <Natalie> (also don't forget your +2~)
  650. [17:05:11] <Theta> 2d6+9 this isn't my final form but it might as well be
  651. [17:05:12] <DiceMaid-9001> Theta, this isn't my final form but it might as well be: 18 [2d6=4,5]
  652. [17:08:53] <@Kain> You reach out your consciousness while Bebe watches. This isn't as much as a function of Geomancy that you're cognitively aware of, as something you're doing through your instinct. It just... felt probable, somehow. And indeed, as you meditate, you can feel Lich's tendrils still embedded in the shrine's powerful energy. One by one you begin to pull them out, as if with enormous spiritual
  653. [17:09:02] <@Kain> tweezers, and coalesce the energy into a tangible form near you. Titan seems relieved as well as the corruption is removed from him, and he resumes being completely adorable for a fifty foot giant earth creature. You perform so well that you not only empower your current corruption stone, but you get a second one as well. You're not too entirely sure if this is a good or a bad thing.
  654. [17:09:33] <@Kain> Oh, and as a side thought, you think you can sever this place's connection to Lich permanently. You're not sure how you know this or how it works, only that you can.
  655. [17:10:10] * Theta slowly comes back to attention as the giant UGUUUS or something cutesy
  656. [17:10:33] <@Kain> Titan: "5,0guuu..." it mutters in its sleep.
  657. [17:10:34] * Natalie cracks an eye open with a grin, only having been lightly resting. "See? Didn't I TELL you he was adorable?"
  658. [17:10:43] <Theta> He notices the second stone. "Oh they multiplied. Like bunnies."
  659. [17:11:05] <Theta> "...There's something here we're missing though."
  660. [17:11:12] <@Kain> You're not sure how long you were out of it. Elizabeth is nearby, sharing her pipe with Gale while Cirra is missing. Bebe is nearby, exploring the building.
  661. [17:11:31] <Theta> "Something we could do to ensure this doesn't happen again, keep that bonehead out."
  662. [17:11:46] <@Kain> Bebe: "Oh?" he waddles over to listen.
  663. [17:12:04] * Natalie stretches. Like a cat would stretch more than like a human would, really. "Nnnn... Anything I can do to help, Mr. Zeta?"
  664. [17:12:38] <@Kain> The Titan begins to wake up as well, with an utterly confused expression on its face. It looks around at you all blankly, not comprehending who you all are.
  665. [17:13:36] * Natalie is almost worried that nobody woke her up to ask 'WHAT YOU WERE AN EIDOLON ALL ALONG?' sorts of questions. Maybe these people just... don't care. Huh.
  666. [17:13:40] * Theta looks over the mirror again.  "I may be overthinking it.  Just feels like there's something misisng here."
  667. [17:14:12] <Natalie> Nat hope up and peers into the mirror, Ruby shining, anyway.  After giving Titan a pat on the head and a little "Good morning" or somesuch.
  668. [17:14:14] <Natalie> .. hops
  669. [17:15:54] <@Kain> Titan: 5,0"Who you. Something smells delicious."
  670. [17:16:02] <@Kain> The creature sits up, sniffing.
  671. [17:16:35] <Natalie> Meh, if there's nothing from the Ruby she turns back to the monster.  "Who, me?  I'm me!"
  672. [17:16:47] <@Kain> Oh, actually Theta
  673. [17:16:52] <@Kain> I meant you could go ahead and do it
  674. [17:17:01] <@Kain> despite not knowing how you'd be able to
  675. [17:17:09] <@Kain> kind of like... flipping a switch.
  676. [17:17:09] <Theta> (oh. UH. OOPS.)
  677. [17:17:15] <Theta> (Yeah it didn't really come across that way.)
  678. [17:17:17] <Natalie> "My name's 3Carb4u3ncle, and I was sent to find you!  For... some reason."
  679. [17:17:24] <Theta> (Well this is awkward.)
  680. [17:17:43] <@Kain> (Yeah I was trying to figure out what you were saying)
  681. [17:17:47] <@Kain> (Retcon ahoy)
  682. [17:17:49] <Natalie> (... ask Nat for help anyway she's the eidolon of mirrors god damn)
  683. [17:18:07] <@Kain> Titan: "oh. hi." he grins, dumbly.
  684. [17:18:10] <@Kain> *brown
  685. [17:18:10] * Theta retcons that boner of his and bans the bigger boner for UNLIFE >:T
  686. [17:19:21] * Natalie giggles like a little girl - it's totally okay because she looks like a little girl - and gives Titan a big, wide-armed hug. In fact she's wearing an even dumber grin.
  687. [17:20:26] <@Kain> Titan reaches down and pat, pat, pat, pat
  688. [17:20:38] <@Kain> You feel your feet sink into the ground with each pat.
  689. [17:20:44] <Natalie> Adorable.
  690. [17:21:08] <Theta> ...and then puts the mirror done and contemplates these two stones he has. "So, Bebe..."
  691. [17:21:15] <Natalie> "Nnn... I gotta take you back to her."
  692. [17:21:29] <@Kain> Bebe waddles over to look. "Hm?"
  693. [17:21:32] <Theta> "What do you reckon the consequences of releasing these spirits again would be elsewhere?  I'm quite unsure, do to store these?"
  694. [17:21:37] <@Kain> Titan: 5,0Who?"
  695. [17:22:06] <Natalie> "Someone who misses you~  ... Pretty sure.  Um, I actually don't really remember her all that great either."
  696. [17:22:10] <@Kain> Bebe: "It might be possible to convert these into far more nature Shadow Stones..."
  697. [17:22:14] <@Kain> *natural
  698. [17:22:42] <Natalie> "But I think she looks like..."  Nat reaches into her diary and realizes that she totally tore the page with Eiko's picture in it out to shove it in Titan's fast last session.
  699. [17:22:45] <@Kain> Bebe: "But otherwise, if you need to mess up an environment or mutate a monster..."
  700. [17:23:00] <Natalie> And that, just letting it hang loosely in the book means there's pretty much NO way it stayed in there the entire time.
  701. [17:23:06] <Natalie> Her big smile cracks.
  702. [17:23:16] <Theta> "You mentined a smith before who used corrupted spirits to forge armorments as well. Hmm..."
  703. [17:23:40] * Theta ponders how to sneak this into Ayane's kuja memorabelia collection and let it loose
  704. [17:23:41] <@Kain> Bebe: "Mhm..." he nods.
  705. [17:24:09] <Natalie> "Uhhh, w-well nevermind that!  We'll figure something out!"
  706. [17:24:45] <@Kain> Titan: 5,0"IS OKAY, BUNKY" patpat
  707. [17:24:51] <Adviceowl> (The smith is Gordon Ramsey)
  708. [17:24:57] <Theta> He slowly stands again. "What should we do with this mirror, then?"
  709. [17:25:35] <@Kain> Bebe: "I don't suppose it's actually needed here, anymore... whatever was left of the Terran seal was most likely destoyed with the Shimmering Isle."
  710. [17:25:52] <@Kain> Bebe: "It might be handy to hang on to."
  711. [17:26:22] <@Kain> Bebe: "If I might ask a favor... Could I possibly have one of your stones to research?"
  712. [17:26:33] <Theta> "Hrrrm...going to need to hang this up well so Garland can't knock it over."
  713. [17:26:38] <Theta> "Of course," he offers one over to Bebe.
  714. [17:26:44] <Natalie> (oh jesus christ I lol'd forever)
  715. [17:26:47] <@Kain> Bebe nods, taking it. "Thank you."
  716. [17:26:56] <@Kain> Then he pauses. "Garland?"
  717. [17:27:14] <Theta> "One of the dolls who lives at my estate adopted a kitten."
  718. [17:27:23] <@Kain> Bebe: "Ohh, I see..."
  719. [17:27:24] <Theta> "We named it Garland.  Thought it was funny enough."
  720. [17:28:07] <@Kain> Bebe chuckles a bit. "It has some humor to it, yes... In any case, I think I've taken all the measurements I needed to while you were out, and the girls seem ready..."
  721. [17:29:10] * Natalie strides on over to the dudes, smiling huge again. "So whatcha talkin' about?"
  722. [17:29:12] <@Kain> Titan: "5,0YOU JUST CALL REAL LOUD WHEN WANT ME TO COME TO MEET SOMEONE..."
  723. [17:29:23] <@Kain> The beast starts to pick itself up and begin to leave...
  724. [17:29:45] * Natalie bends over backwards to face the rockbeast, limbo-style. "Oh, h-hey wait! I was just going to bring you straight to her..."
  725. [17:29:50] * Theta uses the lich arm to scratch Nat on the head.  "Good job saving us there, by the way."
  726. [17:29:53] <Natalie> "... You sure you'll be okay?"
  727. [17:30:06] * Natalie leans back forward again. "Nn!"
  728. [17:30:13] <@Kain> The Titan stops. "5,0I HEAR LONG DISTANCE, I OKAY. THANK YOU"
  729. [17:30:14] <Theta> "I was sort of a zombie at the moment but I assure you I was quite panicked!"
  730. [17:30:30] <Theta> "Anyway yes, I believe we should be good to leave now."
  731. [17:30:41] <Natalie> "Hehe... I'm glad I could help!  I just thought about how bad it'd be if I screwed up and remembered my favorite thing to do..."
  732. [17:30:49] <Natalie> "... You know, reflecting really, really, really big magic."
  733. [17:31:05] <Natalie> She shoots a thumbs-up back to Titan by the way.  "Okay, be careful!  I'll call soon, I promise!"
  734. [17:31:09] <Natalie> "After all, it's my mission~!"
  735. [17:31:42] * Natalie also broadcasts a 'MISSION COMPLETE'-esque hornphone signal, not really caring if Eiko can hear it or not.
  736. [17:32:38] <@Kain> Titan: 5,0"OKAY, BUNKY"
  737. [17:33:09] <Natalie> 4☆
  738. [17:33:23] * Theta just stares at Nat's 'mission complete' gesture, whatever that is, raises a finger about to say something, finger down. "You know what. I'll just go wait upstairs with the Chocobos."
  739. [17:34:38] <Natalie> For reference that was just... transmitting feelings to her summoner through the eidolon link they have in their horns.  You know, that kind of thing.  ... But she was doing a goofy thumbs-up in the middle so all's valid.
  740. [17:35:11] <@Kain> Ambrosia gives a goofy thumbs up in return.
  741. [17:35:35] <@Kain> And then she follows Theta and Bebe up. The other girls follow shortly as Titan leaves through the wall.
  742. [17:35:59] <@Kain> Cirra is outside, leaning against the wall and looking rather chipper. "Oh, you're done?"
  743. [17:36:16] * Natalie gives Titan a big wave before darting off after the others at the tail end.
  744. [17:36:21] <Natalie> Ha ha, tail, because- ... never mind.
  745. [17:36:30] <Theta> "Yup!"
  746. [17:37:00] <Theta> "That old rag of a mage won't be returning here any time soon, if ever."
  747. [17:37:03] <@Kain> Everyone starts to get mounted on their chocobos.
  748. [17:37:08] <Natalie> "Yeah, that was fun!  And uh... sorry I didn't, y'know, talk about me or anything."
  749. [17:37:23] <Natalie> "Amnesia really sucks, you know."  :<
  750. [17:37:32] <@Kain> Cirra: "Oh, don't worry. Just give me some opportunity to inspect you later and it's all water under the bridge!"
  751. [17:37:40] <Natalie> "Can do~!"
  752. [17:38:00] <@Kain> Elizabeth: "How did you manage to do that, Theta?" she asks, curious.
  753. [17:40:13] <Theta> He opens his mouth to start then pauses "...I...don't...really know how to say.  It's like explaining how you blink.  I've just found if I concentrate enough, I develop a strong sense of the spirits in an area."
  754. [17:40:36] <Theta> "I slowly uprooted his presense that lingered like weeds, then it just sort of...worked?"
  755. [17:41:06] <@Kain> Elizabeth: "I see..." she nods, with a bit of sympathy. "I understand, somewhat. White magic has a lot to do with empathy and feelings."
  756. [17:41:23] <Natalie> "You just felt like doing something so you tried it and it turned out it worked?"  Nat's chocobo approaches Theta's.  "Oh!  That's how it feels every time I use magic too."
  757. [17:41:31] <@Kain> Elizabeth: "It sounds like it was somewhat similar for you to do that, though I know admittedly little of Geomancy."
  758. [17:42:27] * Theta nods. "I see.  Though that's somewhat the comedy of it."
  759. [17:42:59] <Theta> "Far as I have been able to tell -no one does-.  Not even myself.  It's a very...intrinsic sensation?"
  760. [17:43:36] <@Kain> Bebe nudges his chocobo closer to yours. "I've been trying to quantify it a little better, but it's slow work..."
  761. [17:44:00] <Theta> "Though at the same time we aren't entirely -that- rare, just disconnected."
  762. [17:44:45] <@Kain> Bebe: "I have to admit, what Theta managed here is beyond my expertise, too... Then again, I've noticed others have a harder time using their geotrance to bring the elements into a field state, too."
  763. [17:44:54] <@Kain> Bebe: "Which I seem to be better at..."
  764. [17:45:07] <Theta> "A man in Treno suggested we establish our own college of sorts.  Sort of a funny concept.  Where would we even know to build it?"
  765. [17:45:31] * Natalie inches away from the geomancery and moves her bird closer to Ambrosia's and Gale's, assuming they're... close to each other. No words, just smiiiiiiiiiling.
  766. [17:46:00] <@Kain> Gale reaches over and rustles Nat's hair. "You did really good back there, thanks... You saved our lives." she smiles.
  767. [17:47:26] <@Kain> Bebe laughs. "Madain Sari might not be a bad place for it, actually... The heartbeat of the planet is said to be there if one listens hard enough... not to mention the variety of environments nearby. Forests, marsh, mountains, desert, underground caves, the ocean, the city itself..."
  768. [17:47:53] <Natalie> "Hehe!"  Oh man does she love being scratched.  Rustled.  Whatever close enough.  "Yeah.  I dunno if I'm all that useful other times, but when it's stuff like that I shine!"  She smiles that huge goofy smile and points to her forehead.  "Get it?  Shine?  Because... ohh never mind."
  769. [17:48:00] <Natalie> "I'm just glad you're all okay!"
  770. [17:48:39] <@Kain> Gale: "Me too... me too."
  771. [17:49:02] <@Kain> Bebe: "But... a geomancer's college. That really is an interesting idea."
  772. [17:49:23] <@Kain> The chocobos plod through the desert, approaching the mountains fast.
  773. [17:49:30] <Theta> "I would not envy the groundskeeper of such a school."
  774. [17:49:50] <Theta> "Imagine the headache finding your way around a building full of people who make their own hallways."
  775. [17:50:31] <@Kain> Bebe: "Perhaps we could somehow enchant the building itself to be able to correct itself..."
  776. [17:50:45] <@Kain> Bebe: "But that's just conjecture, I'm not sure if that's actually possible."
  777. [17:50:50] * Natalie chocobos over to Ambrosia's. She's been quieter than she should be allowed to be.
  778. [17:51:03] <Natalie> Being the best character ever and all.
  779. [17:51:03] <@Kain> Ambrosia is just staring at you and smiling.
  780. [17:51:22] * Natalie initiates a staring contest, having totally forgot how much Alexis exploded her in such a feat a billion sessions ago.
  781. [17:51:31] <@Kain> Ambrosia: "Back there... you were really cute."
  782. [17:51:39] <@Kain> Ambrosia: "And so fluffy..."
  783. [17:51:41] <Natalie> "R-Really?"  She blushes red uguu.
  784. [17:51:54] <Theta> (GAAAAY)
  785. [17:52:03] <Natalie> (shut up we're gonna start tickling on chocobos)
  786. [17:52:06] <Natalie> (birdride LTH)
  787. [17:52:11] <@Kain> Ambrosia nods. "Softer than Garland..."
  788. [17:52:45] <Theta> "I guess it's something to seriously think about, but even to this day Bebe here is the only other Geomancer I've met," he explains to Elizabeth.
  789. [17:52:59] <Natalie> "Well, good!  I'm special because I'm me!  I guess I didn't really remember the whole 'how soft my tail is' thing or that stuff... but it felt natural, and, right, I guess."
  790. [17:53:07] <@Kain> Elizabeth: "You can't exactly have a college if your applicants are nonexistant." she nods.
  791. [17:53:16] <Natalie> "You can totally cuddle my tail when I'm like that anytime but just not while I'm fighting, 'kay?"
  792. [17:53:27] <@Kain> Ambrosia nods. "Okay!"
  793. [17:53:52] <Theta> "And we really don't know how much of it really -can- be studied like it seems magic has been for lord knows how long."
  794. [17:54:15] <@Kain> Elizabeth: "Who knows? Maybe you'll be the one to figure out a way to initiate new practioners into it."
  795. [17:54:34] * Natalie triangles back into the area of the chocobo race where Theta & pals are, listening in derpy silence.
  796. [17:54:44] <Natalie> Oh unless Cirra has something to say, she's been by herself.
  797. [17:54:48] <Natalie> Yeah what the hell let's complete the circle
  798. [17:54:49] <Natalie> Square?
  799. [17:54:50] <Natalie> Square.
  800. [17:54:53] <@Kain> Ambrosia hops over to your Chocobo as you start to leave.
  801. [17:55:12] * Natalie exclamation points.
  802. [17:55:17] <@Kain> Cirra: "Oh? Hello! What would you like to be called, anyway? Natalie, or Carbuncle?"
  803. [17:55:31] <@Kain> Ambrosia just thumbs up with a goofy smile that oh god she's copied your smile now.
  804. [17:55:35] <Natalie> She just... let's Amby on if that's what she wants.  So cute.
  805. [17:55:38] <Natalie> Excellent.
  806. [17:55:42] <Natalie> Soon she'll get reflect powers too
  807. [17:55:49] * Theta scratches his head to that.  He really wouldn't even know how to begin explaining it.
  808. [17:56:08] <Aori_Radidjiu> (So she really is a memorist)
  809. [17:56:25] <Natalie> "Um, actually... whatever you want!  They're both 'me'... actually I apparently had a lot of names I used before Natalie too.  Some of them sound kinda silly.  I guess I was silly."
  810. [17:56:33] <Natalie> "Not that I remember any of that..."
  811. [17:57:16] <@Kain> Cirra: "Catalie. Natbuncle. Carlie. Nuncle...."
  812. [17:57:26] <Natalie> "I'm not really sure WHY I was hiding it anyway.  I guess because it'd be scary if bad guys went after me when I didn't- ... Carlie."
  813. [17:57:30] * Natalie just stares blankly like 'what'
  814. [17:57:47] <Natalie> ... and then realizes that's kinda cute oh god.
  815. [17:57:54] <@Kain> She seems to be pondering to herself what to call you.
  816. [17:58:01] <Natalie> ".... have my... powers... anymore."
  817. [17:58:11] <Natalie> "But I do now so it's all okay!"
  818. [17:58:27] <@Kain> Cirra smiles. "I'm glad for you~"
  819. [17:58:41] <Theta> "With this mattered settled, though, what do you suppose you all will do now?"
  820. [17:59:16] <@Kain> Elizabeth: "Let's see... that's a good question. Actually, there were rumors of an underwater city we wanted to try and investigate."
  821. [17:59:17] <Natalie> "And I'm glad to be me again!  I'm the Eidolon of Love and Friendship and Light and Goodness and Reflection and Mirrors and Awesomeness and Being Green and Rubies and Jewels and... uh, a bunch of other things I forgot to name off, after all!"
  822. [17:59:41] * Natalie rattles that off and moves over to the monkeyman and friends.
  823. [17:59:51] <@Kain> Cirra laughs. "I really ought to learn Reflega."
  824. [17:59:52] <Natalie> Well, they're all probably not that far apart anyway.
  825. [18:00:16] <Theta> "I recall hearing of that," he nods.  "Just sort of feels what we witnessed -should- have preluded to"
  826. [18:00:56] <@Kain> Elizabeth: "It's worrying for certain. Corruption at an elemental shrine increasing, an eidolon coming under the control of some... fiend."
  827. [18:00:57] <Natalie> "Um... we should meet up with the others now that we did the thing we needed to do, right?"
  828. [18:01:05] <@Kain> Elizabeth: "We may investigate the other shrines sometime, too."
  829. [18:01:27] <Natalie> "(Oh by the way I wrote down that Phoenix is just like Titan was, that miiiiiiiight be a big deal if that means anything to you guys)."
  830. [18:01:48] <Natalie> There's no telling how she manages to say that in parentheses and still be heard by everyone.  It's just... how it happens.
  831. [18:01:49] * Theta thinks a bit.
  832. [18:01:50] <@Kain> Gale: "Hey, that'll be good to know. Thanks."
  833. [18:02:06] <Theta> "I -did- sort of upset the Water Fiend a bit ago too."
  834. [18:02:10] <Theta> "So...ah crap."
  835. [18:02:35] * Theta facepalms.
  836. [18:03:02] <@Kain> Elizabeth: "Do you smoke, Theta? It can relieve stress..."
  837. [18:04:03] <Theta> "Lich was -healing- from when we last encountered him.  The water one might do the same.  The corruption was likely just an after effect. Hm..."
  838. [18:04:25] <@Kain> Ambrosia just hangs on to Nat... and to her Chocobo's reins too, making the riderless chocobo kind of awkwardly attached to yours.
  839. [18:04:33] <Theta> He shakes his head.  "I haven't tried, haven't really met anyone who did before you I think."
  840. [18:05:07] <Natalie> Man that is cute.  Not like Nat's going to tell her to get off, they just gotta moe together.
  841. [18:05:26] <@Kain> Elizabeth: "It's a bit of an expensive habit, I admit... a lot of people don't have the money nowadays to throw around for it."
  842. [18:06:09] <Natalie> "Money... Oh, hey!"
  843. [18:06:12] <@Kain> Elizabeth: "But perhaps I'll initiate you sometime."
  844. [18:06:23] * Natalie eavesdrops and chocobos a bit closer to these sillies.
  845. [18:07:19] <Natalie> And whips her shiny diamond out... while chocobo riding.  Oh boy.  She has to kind of awkwardly fish with Ambrosia clinging to her and all.  "Right, Mr. Omega, think you'd be able to help me sometime?  I want to make something out of this so I can wear it, like my other jewels..."
  846. [18:07:30] <Theta> "Hmm.  Alright.  I'll take you up on that sometime."
  847. [18:07:45] <Theta> Theta also remembers the deal he made with bearman too.  Yeah okay a trip under water is probably needed.
  848. [18:09:52] <@Kain> Bebe: "Alright, question, everyone! Do we want to stop back in Black Mage Village before returning to Madain Sari?"
  849. [18:10:56] <@Kain> Ambrosia looks at the diamond. "Shiny..."
  850. [18:11:29] * Theta thinks on that a bit, then to Ambrosia.  "Hmmm..."
  851. [18:12:34] <Theta> "I was -thinking- she should see the village more because our race is probably the closest to hers alive, but I'm not really sure we need to the more we travel."
  852. [18:12:56] <@Kain> (Nat asked you something btw)
  853. [18:13:14] <Natalie> (That response of his could have been to both of them!)
  854. [18:14:00] <Natalie> "Well, if you think you need to get somewhere fast I can always Teleport (I didn't forget it yet!) wherever you need to.  It's just.... if it's far away I might not get it right just yet.  Maybe."
  855. [18:14:08] <@Kain> Bebe: "Maybe it'd do good to stop back in, anyway..."
  856. [18:14:28] <Natalie> "So we could always just go there and VWOOP somewhere else!"
  857. [18:14:56] <@Kain> The chocobos are climbing the mountainside now, taking a bit of a detour as Bebe leads them along the mountains towards Black Mage Village instead of dipping back down to go through all of the woods.
  858. [18:15:01] <Natalie> "Hmm, maybe I could cast it on myself and Reflect it and..."  Good thing for the rest of the world that Teleport isn't actually reflectable.
  859. [18:15:16] <Natalie> that we know of
  860. [18:15:19] <Adviceowl> (It actually is)
  861. [18:15:25] <Theta> (Oh sorry I honestly missed the question)
  862. [18:15:47] * Theta nods to Nat, he can totally make her some new equiptment for it
  863. [18:16:05] * Natalie beams like an excited little girl who just got told some dude could make her a diamond bracelet.
  864. [18:16:09] <Natalie> ... Oh wait.
  865. [18:17:17] <@Kain> How much longer you guys good for?
  866. [18:17:31] <Natalie> all fuckin' night cutiepie
  867. [18:18:25] <Theta> I could keep going a bit but could use a small break
  868. [18:18:44] <@Kain> Okay, let's have a break then as you descend back towards Black Mage Village.
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