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Invasion, Part 22 - Family Matters

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  1. *LAST TIME ON ZURPG - Lava Edition*
  2. Brother Biggoron fell from the ceiling, along with a lavafall. You helped him take a Gleeok head off his big body, then evacuated everyone to the Old Shadow Temple, courtesies of Hal's Gossip Stone Remote. Leaving Medigoron to help Big Brother, the two of you and Link the Goron zipped over to the Volcano, where you encountered a once-again revived Volvagia!
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  4. After blowing it up and reviving it yet again thanks to melting the Crystallization off the Golden Gauntlets, Kirran took life by the horns literally, getting his gauntlets back and turning the Volvagia into an epic flying mount! Scooping Hal up, they dropped Link the Goron off onto an unsuspecting Gleeok, then went to intercept the Spiderhammer Construct from reaching Hyrule City.
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  6. Tussling with Lava Wisps and Gorash, you managed to reduce its functions, but a powerful throw from a Fierce Deity possessed Gustaf annihilated your Zombcor. He then proceeded to fire the Lava Cannon at Hyrule City, only to be diverted by a last-second Falcon Punch from Kirran, melting the ground beneath the construct and causing it to fall into the mountain below.
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  8. Dodging both fall damage and a hammer to the face, Kirran then teleported inside of the construct and punched Gorash's lights out. A floating Hal descended just in time to get locked inside of the construct for a boss fight against Gustaf. As you readied to duke it out against him, he reached into a dark portal to call in reinforcements... from a Loading Screen.
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  10. <DM> -=SESSION START=-
  11. <Hal> 21h 21m | +6 Armor | Mirage
  12. <DM> *The Loading Screen fades, and out from a portal of darkness, Gustaf pulls out... a note?
  13. <DM> [Note]: I'm running some errands. Have fun without me! Love - Dark Blue
  14. <DM> *Gustaf pulverizes the note with a clenched fist, muttering to himself.
  15. <DM> [Gustaf]: Stupid Four Sword and its darn personality quirks...
  16. <DM> *He looks back up at you two with a sharp glint in his eyes.
  17. <DM> [Gustaf]: No matter. I don't need his help to deal with you two!
  18. <DM> *From her bottle, the Great Fairy does a quick chant, and a faint aura of light surrounds the both of you.
  19. <DM> [Great Fairy]: It's not much, but with this, you should be protected from the influence of Fierce Deity if you get hit. I don't know how much it'll endure though.
  20. <Hal> Any is better than none. We've seen his attacks!.
  21. <DM> *He strikes the front of his shield with his lance and readies himself to strike.
  22. <DM> [Gustaf]: Come! Show me what passes for good among your misbegotten kind!
  23. <DM> *ROUND 1, GO!*
  24. <DM> *An environment recap, the inside of this area is no larger than the lower floor of Goron City. It's split into two floors, the top of which can be accessed with a short jump. On the edges of the room, eight Lizalfos are coordinating together to get the Spiderhammer Construct back up the hill.
  25. <Hal> (We're on the bottom floor)
  26. <DM> *On the floor above you is the access point to the Lava Core, with Lava Wisps flying in and out of it. You also hear an electric hum from the thing as they try to power it back up.
  27. <DM> *Gustaf starts off with an Augmented Enlighten, raising his Wisdom by 8, then striking at Hal with his Royal Lance!
  28. <DM> *He goes in for a Power Strike! Roll Power to defend!
  29. <DM> $51d10 Gustaf
  30. <Navi> DM: You rolled 51 Dice with 10 Sides. Total: 291. Successes: 37.
  31. * Hal casts Sponge on himself and equips his Sol Mask with Sol Orb out!
  32. <Hal> *make that block
  33. <Hal> $1d3
  34. <Navi> Hal: You rolled 1 Die with 3 Sides. Result: 3.
  35. <Hal> $33d10
  36. <Navi> Hal: You rolled 33 Dice with 10 Sides. Results: 5, 1, 10, 7, 9, 2, 9, 2, 1, 4, 3, 8, 2, 5, 10, 8, 10, 2, 4, 3, 6, 9, 2, 2, 7, 7, 2, 5, 6, 5, 5, 1 and 5. Total: 167. Successes: 22.
  37. <DM> *He strikes with a heavy hitter out the gate, his Lance hitting with a +12 damage! As it strikes you, a gem explodes at point blank, dealing an additional 8 Neutral Damage while recoiling 4 Neutral Damage back to Gustaf!
  38. <DM> Gustaf: 58 Hearts, 8 Magic | +8 Wisdom
  39. <Hal> 15+12 = 27 - 17 = 10 damage + 8 Neutral Damage
  40. * Hal gains 2 Armor from this too
  41. <Hal> 3h 20h | +8 Armor | Mirage
  42. <DM> *After nearly one-shotting you, he backs off and returns to a defensive stance with his Royal Shield in front of him.
  43. * Hal gets blasted back, almost getting blown to pieces by the sheer force of the Lance attack
  44. <DM> [Raine]: Great Goddesses, he's a tough nut! No wonder the princess wants him back at the frontlines!
  45. <DM> [Raine]: I didn't know furry guy had that much blood in him! I always assumed he was made of iron or somethin'.
  46. <Hal> Maybe you can have that later Raine. We've got a Fierce deity boosted guy here
  47. <DM> [Raine]: If it makes you feel better, when you die, I'll be sure to cook your corpse thoroughly.
  48. <DM> [Raine]: ... assuming the big lug I'm attached to is gonna move.
  49. <DM> *Raine pokes at you through her bottle, Kirran.
  50. * Kirran throws a blue potion at Hal, and then uses Eye of Truth on Gustaf.
  51. <Hal> (So instantenous recovery?)
  52. <DM> (Yep)
  53. * Hal augments his Robe right before the potion hits
  54. <DM> (Eye of Truth does... can you paste that here, don't remember the roll off the top of my head.)
  55. <Kirran> Expose a target to the Eye of Truth, causing potential brain damage.
  56. <Kirran> EFFECT: Bonus Attack Dice & Defense Dice are disabled for both the attacker and the defender in this attack.
  57. <Kirran> Roll your Wisdom dice vs. targets' Wisdom dice
  58. <Kirran> Neutral Damage: 3
  59. <Kirran> EFFECT 1: If it hits and you ask the target a question, they must tell the truth.
  60. <Kirran> EFFECT 2: Additionally, the target loses 2 Wisdom.
  61. <Hal> 14h 21h | +8 Armor | Mirage | Augmented Robe
  62. <Kirran> $27d10
  63. <Navi> Kirran: You rolled 27 Dice with 10 Sides. Results: 4, 7, 4, 6, 5, 6, 6, 9, 8, 4, 1, 3, 3, 9, 2, 5, 2, 4, 10, 1, 5, 2, 8, 2, 3, 2 and 8. Total: 129. Successes: 14.
  64. <DM> $24d10 Gustaf
  65. <Navi> DM: You rolled 24 Dice with 10 Sides. Results: 8, 6, 8, 3, 9, 4, 7, 5, 9, 2, 10, 7, 9, 4, 7, 2, 6, 6, 3, 1, 8, 6, 10 and 8. Total: 148. Successes: 19.
  66. * Hal rerolls Kirran
  67. <Kirran> $27d10
  68. <Navi> Kirran: You rolled 27 Dice with 10 Sides. Results: 1, 2, 5, 2, 5, 7, 9, 2, 2, 7, 5, 1, 10, 1, 5, 8, 2, 5, 5, 1, 9, 2, 2, 4, 7, 4 and 5. Total: 118. Successes: 15.
  69. <DM> *You try to throw a reroll, but...
  70. <Hal> (...really Navi?)
  71. <Kirran> (It's another one of these nights, I guess...)
  72. <DM> *Hal, the instant you throw your RP, it suddenly diverts up to the top floor and latches itself onto the Lava Core above!
  73. <Kirran> wat
  74. <DM> *Gustaf grins back at you as if you've already lost all hope.
  75. <DM> [Gustaf]: No second chances here. Fight me with all you got, and die at my feet!
  76. * Hal glares at Gustaf. "Perhaps we won't need second chances when we have this!"
  77. * Hal blasts a Nullify at Gustaf!
  78. <Hal> DESCRIPTION: Wrap the target in a frozen bubble, nullifying the bonuses their attacks gain.
  79. <Hal> EFFECT: Ignores Bonus Attack Dice & Defense Dice on both attacker and defender.
  80. <Hal> Roll your Wisdom +7 dice vs. targets' Wisdom dice
  81. <Hal> Damage: Halved
  82. <Hal> EFFECT: If it hits, target gets Numbed:
  83. <Hal> Target’s Combat Actions have their Dice & Damage Modifiers removed.
  84. <Hal> DURATION: Two rounds.
  85. <Hal> $46d10
  86. <Navi> Hal: You rolled 46 Dice with 10 Sides. Results: 4, 10, 4, 2, 10, 6, 6, 1, 10, 3, 10, 2, 5, 7, 6, 5, 6, 6, 10, 4, 7, 5, 8, 7, 3, 10, 9, 7, 6, 2, 1, 9, 1, 5, 10, 10, 10, 6, 1, 10, 9, 1, 1, 3, 7 and 6. Total: 271. Successes: 41.
  87. <DM> $24d10 Gustaf
  88. <Navi> DM: You rolled 24 Dice with 10 Sides. Results: 8, 3, 1, 8, 7, 8, 2, 5, 5, 5, 4, 3, 2, 9, 5, 2, 8, 5, 7, 8, 5, 7, 4 and 6. Total: 127. Successes: 16.
  89. <DM> (Whelp. Navi seems to be choosing sides already.)
  90. <DM> 41 - 16 = 25 - 15 = 10/2 = 5 damage!
  91. <DM> *It's a hit, and with no rerolls to lower your hit, he takes a good blow! Though the Crystalline Armor dampens the impact.
  92. <DM> Gustaf: 53 Hearts, 8 Magic | +8 Wisdom | Numbed
  93. <DM> okay
  94. <DM> *Round 1, over!*
  95. <DM> *ROUND 2, STARTO!
  96. <Hal> 14h 18m | +10 Armor | Mirage | Effect Block
  97. <DM> [Gustaf]: *coughing through the cold* Good, GOOD! Just like that, show me your power!
  98. <DM> (whoops, I spent the wrong magic cost earlier)
  99. <Hal> 14h 20m | +10 Armor | Mirage | Effect Block
  100. <DM> *Gustaf, having overspent for his Wisdom buff earlier, ends up not doing quite what he intended to this round.
  101. <DM> *He casts another Augmented Enlightenment (at the proper cost, this time), followed by Mirage!
  102. <DM> Gustaf: 53 Hearts, 0 Magic | +16 Wisdom | Numbed | Mirage
  103. <Kirran> (It's an all Kirran battle now)
  104. <SubconsciousEye> (just as planned?)
  105. <DM> *With everyone cloned as themselves mimicking the clones of each other, you stand off in a stand-off against the clones of yourselves against the yous of your clones!
  106. <DM> *He continues his spartan stance, as if ready to strike back at any attack.
  107. <Hal> (So, would we have a clear shot at the Lava Core, or the wisps)
  108. <DM> (You'd have to jump up to the top floor. Not quite visible from here.)
  109. <DM> *Up above, a stray Lava Wisp passes in and out of view.
  110. <DM> *Raine looks up towards you two, who are either whispering among yourselves or standing in clone harmony.
  111. <DM> [Raine]: *muttering* Why is it you guys can hear my whispers but I can't hear your whispers? Are you two secretly Interlopers?
  112. * Kirran readies a dragon bomb arrow, leaps up in the air, and takes aim at the wisp party.
  113. <DM> *Gustaf would move to react, but he's already used both his actions this turn!
  114. <DM> *Roll in the hole!
  115. <DM> [Gustaf]: You there, block his hit!
  116. <Kirran> $58d10
  117. <Navi> Kirran: You rolled 58 Dice with 10 Sides. Total: 277. Successes: 36.
  118. <DM> *He points at a Lizalfos, but all 8 of them are krawing and kraking at each other, trying to get the construct back up the hill. None of the Lizalfos go to help.
  119. <DM> $10d10 Lava Wisp
  120. <Navi> DM: You rolled 10 Dice with 10 Sides. Results: 3, 5, 4, 9, 1, 1, 1, 2, 1 and 5. Total: 32. Successes: 3.
  121. <Kirran> (oh, hang on, I need to add 15 to that.)
  122. <Kirran> $15d10
  123. <Navi> Kirran: You rolled 15 Dice with 10 Sides. Results: 5, 3, 5, 10, 4, 5, 4, 4, 2, 3, 9, 6, 8, 10 and 8. Total: 86. Successes: 11.
  124. <DM> 47 - 3 = 44 +... whatever damage that does
  125. <DM> plus a mega explosion...
  126. <Hal> (It should go Explodo)
  127. <DM> *Your Dragon Bomb Arrow implants itself into one of the Lava Wisps and ignites from the impact, incinerating it and exploding outwards, striking the whole area above!
  128. <DM> *Roll the Explosion!
  129. <Kirran> $85d10
  130. <Navi> Kirran: You rolled 85 Dice with 10 Sides. Total: 498. Successes: 66.
  131. <DM> $10d10 RIP Lava Wisps
  132. <Navi> DM: You rolled 10 Dice with 10 Sides. Results: 6, 7, 6, 8, 10, 4, 4, 10, 2 and 2. Total: 59. Successes: 8.
  133. <Kirran> There will be none of that wisp nonsense here today, thanks.
  134. <Kirran> Hate those things...
  135. <DM> *The Dragon Bomb's flash fries everything on the top floor, melting Wisps surrounded by Lava into... what's the next step up, Nuclear Fusion?
  136. <Hal> (Nuclear Fission)
  137. <DM> (I blame Touhou.)
  138. <DM> *The sheer force of the explosion escapes downwards, striking all three of you for half damage!
  139. <Kirran> $1d3
  140. <Navi> Kirran: You rolled 1 Die with 3 Sides. Result: 3.
  141. <SubconsciousEye> (gotta have that sweet, sweet radiation)
  142. <Hal> $1d3
  143. <Navi> Hal: You rolled 1 Die with 3 Sides. Result: 2.
  144. <DM> *Gustaf doesn't use his clone, instead toughing it out.
  145. <DM> $61d10 Gustaf
  146. <Navi> DM: You rolled 61 Dice with 10 Sides. Total: 354. Successes: 50.
  147. <Hal> $33d10
  148. <Navi> Hal: You rolled 33 Dice with 10 Sides. Results: 1, 6, 3, 6, 10, 10, 1, 1, 6, 10, 6, 1, 3, 6, 5, 8, 7, 6, 6, 2, 10, 5, 6, 5, 3, 3, 4, 1, 4, 8, 6, 5 and 4. Total: 168. Successes: 24.
  149. <DM> 66 - 50 = 16 - 15 = 1/2 rounded = 1 damage
  150. <Kirran> $46d10
  151. <Navi> Kirran: You rolled 46 Dice with 10 Sides. Results: 9, 10, 4, 8, 1, 4, 3, 1, 10, 4, 4, 5, 9, 1, 2, 4, 7, 3, 4, 1, 9, 9, 4, 2, 2, 5, 6, 10, 10, 10, 3, 9, 10, 6, 7, 10, 9, 9, 1, 9, 3, 4, 3, 1, 5 and 5. Total: 255. Successes: 31.
  152. <DM> *Some of Gustaf's hairs get a bit sparky, but otherwise, he emerges relatively unharmed.
  153. <Kirran> Wow, that's hot!
  154. <DM> (Half damage overrides the +10, since you guys are on the fringe.)
  155. <Hal> 66-24 = 42-21 = 21/2 = 10.5 rounded = 11 Damage
  156. * Hal gets pushed forward by the explosion, fur and blood charring as he again barely hangs on after weathering the sheer force of an attack
  157. <DM> [Raine]: Uhh, Kirran, I appreciate your love for explosives, but maybe not blow us all up in the process.
  158. <Hal> 3h 20m | +12 Armor | Mirage | Effect Block
  159. * Kirran is quite taken aback by the pure destructive force.
  160. <DM> *Despite seeing plasma from the Lava Wisps' remains goop down from the top floor, the Lava Core itself remains powered through all of that. In fact, you hear it rev up even more.
  161. <DM> *One of the Lizalfos turns and does its usual "krah" and "kraks" at Gustaf.
  162. <Kirran> (Shouldn't the Lizalfos also have taken damage there?)
  163. <DM> *Thanks to being at the far edges, they manage to escape the damage from behind their consoles and levers.
  164. <DM> [Gustaf]: What? What do you mean you lost control?!
  165. <DM> [Gustaf]: That's not what I paid you for, you darned lizard!
  166. <DM> *He proceeds to throw a bag of rupees at the Lizalfos in question. You see the lizard's eyes gleam with joy, as he goes back to fixing the controls at twice the motivation as before!
  167. <DM> *Raine whispers something to you guys.
  168. <DM> [Raine]: *whisper* Y'know, I'd once heard than Lizalfos are contractual... I wonder if we can turn that against the big guy.
  169. <Hal> Hmm... That will work
  170. * Hal grips his Cane of Dekri and turns towards Gustaf, looking deeply into his mind.
  171. <DM> *He returns a quizzical look.
  172. * Hal reaches a hand out and grips it, firing a Repression!
  173. <Hal> Repression
  174. <Hal> SELL VALUE: 200 Rupees
  175. <Hal> REQUIREMENTS: Shadow
  176. <Hal> COSTS: 4 Magic
  177. <Hal> DESCRIPTION: Attack a target’s mind directly through telepathy, attempting to compromise it by extracting memories that the target tries to repress.
  178. <Hal> EFFECT: Bonus Attack Dice & Defense Dice are disabled for both the attacker and the defender in this attack.
  179. <Hal> Roll your Wisdom +8 dice vs. targets' Wisdom dice
  180. <Hal> Neutral Damage: 4
  181. <Hal> EFFECT: Temporary steal one Spell from the target to you.
  182. <Hal> You can cast that Spell regardless of its RESTRICTIONS.
  183. <Hal> DURATION: At the end of the battle, the Spell is returned to the target.
  184. <Hal> $39d10
  185. <Navi> Hal: You rolled 39 Dice with 10 Sides. Results: 5, 1, 8, 8, 1, 6, 6, 5, 8, 8, 9, 3, 7, 9, 2, 9, 7, 1, 5, 3, 1, 4, 2, 2, 2, 5, 5, 5, 5, 9, 9, 10, 10, 6, 7, 1, 2, 3 and 5. Total: 204. Successes: 27.
  186. <DM> $40d10
  187. <Navi> DM: You rolled 40 Dice with 10 Sides. Results: 9, 10, 4, 2, 7, 2, 4, 6, 9, 4, 10, 2, 5, 4, 4, 6, 5, 8, 1, 9, 3, 10, 7, 2, 9, 3, 9, 9, 4, 1, 4, 3, 1, 7, 5, 7, 9, 8, 3 and 8. Total: 223. Successes: 25.
  188. * Kirran continues to be embarrassed about the earlier damage roll and the mess he's made of the math.
  189. <DM> *You barely land it!
  190. <Hal> (No bonus Attack/Defense Dice on Gustaf)
  191. <DM> (oh sorry, I rolled an extra 8)
  192. <DM> $8d10
  193. <Navi> DM: You rolled 8 Dice with 10 Sides. Results: 2, 3, 9, 6, 6, 2, 1 and 10. Total: 39. Successes: 5.
  194. <DM> 27 beats 20!
  195. * Hal asks Gustaf "What do you miss the most?"
  196. * Hal steals Gustaf's Augmented Enlighten
  197. <DM> [Gustaf]: Huh? I don't miss anything, what are you-
  198. <DM> *Suddenly, the teal lightning in his eyes loses its flare, and he grips a hand to his head, clutching madly at himself.
  199. <Hal> (Also 4 Neutral Damage)
  200. <DM> [Gustaf]: I miss...
  201. <DM> [Fierce Deity]: Power, you miss being in power!
  202. <DM> [Gustaf]: *yelling in pain* I was the "Hero" after the war, but all I could see was their dying screams of a race we'd just met. I turned away from my family, and...
  203. <DM> [Gustaf]: I missed her growing up. She's my only family now, and I hardly got to know her. She's... GAHHH!
  204. <DM> [Fierce Deity]: And you'll soon have a new family. Get a grip and take control back!
  205. <Kirran> Gustaf, we already told you, you didn't kill the Twili. They're fine. They're better than fine, they're fighting with us against that damned thing whispering in your head.
  206. <DM> *The lightning returns to Gustaf's eyes, and he returns to his possessed self.
  207. <DM> [Gustaf]: I know that now. But that doesn't change anything. If I really want to protect her against the Masked Man and the war he brings...
  208. <DM> [Gustaf]: Last chance. Give up the Great Fairy.
  209. <Hal> 3h 16m | +12 Armor | Mirage | Effect Block | Stole Augmented Enlighten
  210. <Kirran> To do so would be to rob her of one of the only powers that can aid her.
  211. <Kirran> I will not.
  212. <DM> (Anyone got actions left this round?)
  213. <Hal> (I have support, I think Kirran has too)
  214. <DM> [Gustaf]: Very well. The two of you were good to me, and I appreciate what you tried to do for me...
  215. <DM> [Gustaf]: But it ends here.
  216. <Hal> (so how much money was in the bag of Rupees Gustaf threw?)
  217. <DM> *Well, turns out Rupees have a slight glint to them...
  218. <Hal> (I'm asking for bargaining sake)
  219. <DM> *With your Spirit Vision, you'd guess... maybe around 5000 in that bag alone? Though you don't know how much they've been paid previously.
  220. * Kirran uses his support to pull out a very large bag of rupees and shakes it loudly for the Lizalfos to hear.
  221. <Kirran> Ten thousand rupees to anyone who will fight by my side.
  222. <DM> *One of the Lizalfos turns towards you.
  223. <DM> *He points at himself in question, then points at the others.
  224. <DM> [Raine]: I think he means "10,000" for him or split?
  225. <Kirran> For him.
  226. * Kirran points to the Lizalfos in question.
  227. * Kirran gives a thumbs up.
  228. <DM> *The Lizalfos asks to inspect the merchandise.
  229. <Kirran> I guess I have turned into Dex after all.
  230. <DM> [Gustaf]: Wha- are you really doing a business deal right now?!
  231. <Hal> Hey, you did. I can't see why we can't?
  232. * Kirran opens the bag for his perusal.
  233. <DM> [Gustaf]: It doesn't matter if you spend your life savings on one of them, I've spent a fortune for all of these! You can't possibly outpay the Royal Family!
  234. <Hal> (If tossing a bag counts as a support action then Gustaf should lose one support next round)
  235. <DM> *The Lizalfos' eyes alight with pure joy. He tells his partner, and the two run up to you, asking for a handshake.
  236. <DM> (Touche. In that case, fine.)
  237. * Kirran accepts.
  238. <DM> *You trade off 10,000 Rupees and gain the partnership of two Lizalfos!
  239. <DM> [Raine]: Ooh, we have two pets! Can I name 'em? Puh-lease?
  240. * Hal spends a support action to do the same, pouring 10k Rupees in and shaking them to the Lizalfols "Anyone wanna partner up with me for 10k Rupees?""
  241. <Kirran> Can't be any worse at it than Dex. Go for it.
  242. <DM> *Hal, you get another nice trade!
  243. <DM> [Raine]: Okay, you there, you're now Sparky. Uhh, how 'bout Twiddlethumbs for you. And for Hal's, how 'bout... Lex, annnd Phoenix.
  244. <DM> *At the mention of "Phoenix", a library spontaneously disappears.
  245. <DM> *Your new Lizalfos companions give you thumbs up!
  246. <Hal> Alright, let's roll!
  247. <DM> [Gustaf]: What in the- how much money do you adventurers get?!
  248. <DM> *Round... that was only 2, eh?
  249. <DM> *Round 3, GO!
  250. <Hal> (Hopefully this should roll faster)
  251. <Hal> 3h 18m | +12 Armor | Mirage | Effect Block | Stole Enlighten
  252. <DM> *All of a sudden, you feel the machine rumble, and four of the legs reach up and outwards! The whole area turns on its side, with Gustaf impaling his lance into the floor-turned wall to stabilize himself.
  253. * Kirran heals Hal with a blue potion again.
  254. <Hal> (Can Gustaf sense souls?)
  255. <Kirran> $1d3
  256. * Hal augments his robe before potion hits
  257. <Navi> Kirran: You rolled 1 Die with 3 Sides. Result: 3.
  258. <Hal> $1d3
  259. <Navi> Hal: You rolled 1 Die with 3 Sides. Result: 1.
  260. <DM> *He leaps off the lance, somehow grabbing it in the same motion and shifts to the other side of the wall, aka the "second floor".
  261. * Hal autododges that darned fall
  262. <DM> *Hal, I'm not entirely sure how the heck this works, but you dodge the tilting of the physics. Frankly, I'm not sure where you're landing. Just... pick a location.
  263. <Hal> 14h 21m | +12 Armor | Mirage | Effect Block | Stole Enlighten
  264. <Hal> (Would Gustaf know if I appeared right behind him?)
  265. <DM> *Kirran, you would have to roll to dodge, but the Lizalfos fall first, and thanks to their special traits, they don't take fall damage! They up supporting your fall, preventing you from taking your damage.
  266. <DM> (Well, given you're in the process of dodging physics, not on this particular instance, no.)
  267. <Kirran> (I mean, to be fair, I have a magic feather)
  268. <Kirran> Thanks for the save guys!
  269. <DM> *You float down gracefully for the heck of it, doing some gymnastics leaps in conjunction with Sparky and Twiddlethumbs and landing a perfect 10 outta 10.
  270. <DM> *They bow gracefully to the applause from beyond the 4th wall, before turning back towards you. Raine translates for them.
  271. <DM> [Raine]: What do you want them to do, boss?
  272. * Hal decides to appear right behind Gustaf
  273. <Kirran> Camo up and sneak attack.
  274. <DM> *Your Lizalfos companions all draw knives, then vanish into the burning abyss!
  275. <DM> *Hal, after flipping through physics, dodging the tilting of time and god knows what else, you spontaneously appear right behind Gustaf!
  276. <DM> *He's in the process of downing a Rejuvenation Potion to recover his magic, muttering to himself...
  277. * Hal uses Sneak up on Gustaf!
  278. <Hal> *Err Stealth Strike
  279. <Hal> EFFECT: Bonus Attack Dice & Defense Dice are disabled for both the attacker and defender in this attack.
  280. <Hal> Roll your Wisdom dice vs. targets' Wisdom dice
  281. <Hal> Damage: None
  282. <Hal> IF SUCCESS: You're able to immediately follow-up with any attack or action on the target.
  283. <Hal> If it's an attack, it gains Dice equal to the difference in successes from the Sneak-Up. It will also initiate official combat (everyone rolls initiatives).
  284. <Hal> IF FAIL: Target becomes aware of you and automatically gets the chance to use Escape or initiate official combat (everyone rolls initiatives).
  285. <DM> [Gustaf]: Curses, didn't think they'd be able to outspend me. Shouldn't have paid so much to that useless Gorash...
  286. <DM> *Roll it!
  287. <Hal> $39d10
  288. <Navi> Hal: You rolled 39 Dice with 10 Sides. Results: 8, 2, 1, 5, 3, 9, 8, 1, 8, 1, 2, 1, 4, 2, 7, 8, 9, 6, 6, 1, 3, 7, 3, 1, 2, 8, 3, 3, 8, 2, 4, 6, 3, 5, 10, 6, 4, 8 and 7. Total: 185. Successes: 20.
  289. <DM> $32d10 Gustaf
  290. <Navi> DM: You rolled 32 Dice with 10 Sides. Results: 1, 8, 8, 1, 2, 10, 8, 10, 9, 3, 5, 9, 5, 2, 2, 6, 3, 10, 8, 6, 7, 10, 10, 3, 3, 4, 3, 8, 8, 10, 5 and 8. Total: 195. Successes: 27.
  291. <Hal> (...For goodness sake Navi!)
  292. <Hal> (Would rerolls do anything good?)
  293. <DM> (Seeing as you're on the side that's point blank to the core, definitely not.)
  294. <DM> *Suddenly, he snaps around, using his Shield to put a gap between you and him.
  295. <DM> [Gustaf]: How the- where'd you come from?!
  296. <Hal> (and the Sneak Attack would have counted as my Offensive action)
  297. <DM> *Gustaf would Counterattack you, but seeing as you caught him by absolute surprise, he's not in the proper mindset to do so!
  298. <DM> *And seeing as he used an action to run extra payment on a Lizalfos (who's running overtime to make up for the lack of legs being controlled by your new partners), he's already spent for the round!
  299. <DM> *The frigid bubble around him finally wears off.
  300. <DM> Gustaf: 62 Hearts, 16 Magic | +16 Wisdom | Mirage | RIP Enlighten
  301. <DM> *Kirran, the Lizalfos are in the process of getting into position for the time being, they'll strike next round.
  302. <DM> *You see Gustaf looking around a bit frantically.
  303. * Kirran fires an impact arrow off at Gustaf.
  304. <DM> *He turns to block your incoming shot. Roll it!
  305. <Kirran> $52d10
  306. <Navi> Kirran: You rolled 52 Dice with 10 Sides. Total: 279. Successes: 33.
  307. <DM> (That rolling against Power or Courage?)
  308. <Kirran> (power)
  309. <DM> $61d10 Gustaf
  310. <Navi> DM: You rolled 61 Dice with 10 Sides. Total: 327. Successes: 41.
  311. <DM> *He swats the Impact Arrow away with his lance, then throws the lance at you with a Counterattack!
  312. * Hal casts an Augmented Enlighen onto himself, which he had stolen
  313. <DM> *Kirran, roll Power to defend!
  314. <Kirran> $1d3
  315. <Navi> Kirran: You rolled 1 Die with 3 Sides. Result: 1.
  316. <Kirran> Nope
  317. <DM> *Or not!
  318. <DM> $51d10 Power Strike
  319. <Navi> DM: You rolled 51 Dice with 10 Sides. Total: 291. Successes: 36.
  320. <Hal> 14h 17m | +12 Armor | +8 Wisdom | Mirage | Effect Block | Stole Enlighten
  321. <DM> *Your clone finally kicks in, as he strikes the wrong target! You watch as your clone is driven up into the ceiling above, blasted to bits by the Lance Throw.
  322. <DM> (Any remaining actions?)
  323. <Hal> (Looks like none from us)
  324. <Hal> (Kirran tossed a potion)
  325. <DM> *Round 3, over!*
  326. <DM> *ROUND 4, GO!*
  327. * Kirran recasts mirage and begins charging Dark Epiphany.
  328. <Hal> 14h 19m | +12 Armor | +8 Wisdom | Effect Block | Stole Enlighten
  329. <DM> *The lance rematerializes into his hand, and instead of being quick to act, he waits things out. As your Lizalfos get into position, you notice his pointy Hylian ears twitching slightly, his eyes seeming to pin down the positions of everyone around.
  330. <Kirran> That was my favorite clone, dammit.
  331. <Kirran> Gustaf, tell me, how do you plan to save Zelda by killing some of her most powerful defenders?
  332. <DM> [Gustaf]: *muttering* 1... 2.... 3, 4, 5, 6.... and the fairies...
  333. <DM> [Gustaf]: I don't need to answer to you, Sheikah boy.
  334. * Hal casts Illusion of Sound to imitate the sounds of more Lizalfols running around
  335. <DM> [Gustaf]: ... 7... 8?
  336. <Kirran> No, but you will have to answer her when she asks.
  337. <DM> [Gustaf]: ... no, that can't be right...
  338. <Kirran> And how will that be? With Hyrule Castle in ashes around her?
  339. <DM> [Gustaf]: She'll just need to do what I tell her, and she'll be safe, along with the rest of the Royal-
  340. <Kirran> Will she fling her arms around her long lost uncle while the knife in your hands stabs her through the chest?
  341. <DM> *He pauses for a moment, at the realization the only Royal Family left is him and the Princess.
  342. <DM> [Gustaf]: Dangit, Kirran, I don't need you trying to manipulate me, too!
  343. <DM> [Gustaf]: Wait... manipulate?
  344. <Kirran> I don't need to manipulate you Gustaf. This is the future you're fighting to forge. It's the truth staring you in the face.
  345. <DM> [Fierce Deity]: I finally got it. Do it, Gustaf.
  346. <DM> *Kirran, Hal, the two of you see, with your Spirit Vision, the clash of Gustaf's soul fighting Fierce Deity, and... another soul from within him awaken, no longer suppressed by the Crystalline Armor.
  347. <DM> *Out from Gustaf emerges a majestic winged beast of light, charging the air itself with lightning!
  348. <DM> [Great Goddess]: Oh no. That's the Spirit of Light, Eldin!
  349. <DM> [Gustaf]: The future I fight for... is one that I forge for my family!
  350. <DM> *He takes his lance and... aims it at the Lava Core, with Eldin spiraling inwards around the lance!
  351. <DM> *He's about to strike, but there's a moment of hesitation as your words pause him.
  352. <DM> [Gustaf]: For... my family... my.... GRAAAAHHHHHH!
  353. <DM> *He goes in for the stab! Thanks to the stall, anyone wanna try to intervene on this?
  354. * Hal augments his Robe and fires a Sol Barrage at Gustaf, hoping to catch Eldin as well as the possessed man!
  355. <DM> (Roll it!)
  356. <Hal> Get away from the core!
  357. <Hal> $62d10
  358. <Navi> Hal: You rolled 62 Dice with 10 Sides. Total: 332. Successes: 39.
  359. <DM> $1d3
  360. <Navi> DM: You rolled 1 Die with 3 Sides. Result: 3.
  361. <DM> *He fails to Mirage this one!
  362. * Hal has his shot angled so it blasts Gustaf away from the core
  363. <DM> $42d10 Gustaf
  364. <Navi> DM: You rolled 42 Dice with 10 Sides. Results: 1, 4, 5, 5, 4, 10, 1, 7, 8, 2, 5, 9, 7, 4, 6, 10, 9, 4, 7, 1, 1, 1, 10, 8, 5, 5, 2, 2, 5, 5, 9, 5, 8, 3, 9, 1, 3, 10, 8, 10, 2 and 3. Total: 224. Successes: 30.
  365. <Hal> (Aka that stab should not connect)
  366. <Hal> (Remember, Hal is between Gustaf and the core, so it should blast him back)
  367. <DM> *He angles his Shield to block your hit, but your Sol Barrage pushes through and pushes him back!
  368. <Hal> Sol Barrage:
  369. <Hal> Roll your Wisdom +15 dice vs. targets' Wisdom dice
  370. <Hal> Damage: +0
  371. <Hal> EFFECT: If it hits, disable all of target's Bonuses (except Armor).
  372. <Hal> DURATION: One round.
  373. <DM> *His +16 Wisdom bonus suddenly drops!
  374. <DM> *All at once, your 4 Lizalfos friends jump him, using Stealth Strikes!
  375. <DM> (annnd don't remember where I shoved their stats, I'll make this up)
  376. <DM> $43d10 Lizalfos (+15 from Camou bonus)
  377. <Navi> DM: You rolled 43 Dice with 10 Sides. Results: 8, 9, 7, 3, 8, 5, 7, 5, 6, 7, 5, 5, 4, 10, 10, 6, 1, 4, 1, 10, 9, 8, 2, 7, 9, 5, 7, 7, 4, 9, 10, 2, 7, 6, 4, 5, 10, 1, 9, 6, 7, 4 and 10. Total: 269. Successes: 38.
  378. <DM> $16d10 Gustaf
  379. <Navi> DM: You rolled 16 Dice with 10 Sides. Results: 1, 3, 9, 7, 3, 3, 7, 2, 1, 5, 4, 7, 3, 8, 4 and 10. Total: 77. Successes: 8.
  380. <DM> *It's a massive success!
  381. <DM> *The Lizalfos get to work at chopping him down and holding him back!
  382. <DM> $68d10 Lizalfos
  383. <Navi> DM: You rolled 68 Dice with 10 Sides. Total: 363. Successes: 41.
  384. <DM> $28d10 Gustaf
  385. <Navi> DM: You rolled 28 Dice with 10 Sides. Results: 10, 7, 10, 10, 9, 7, 4, 6, 2, 2, 8, 4, 1, 10, 5, 7, 2, 5, 4, 8, 1, 5, 5, 6, 9, 6, 2 and 5. Total: 160. Successes: 23.
  386. <DM> 41 - 23 = 18 + 5 = 23 - 15 = 8 * 4 = 32 damage total!
  387. <Kirran> (That's not lethal, is it?)
  388. <Hal> (No)
  389. <DM> *Four serrated knive strikes from your new Lizalfos companions slice into him, though thanks to the Crystalline Armor, he doesn't quite bleed.
  390. <Hal> (Sol Orbs are also a purifying Light too, it should push back Fierce Deity's influence as well)
  391. <DM> Gustaf: 30 Hearts, 16 Magic | +16 Wisdom | Mirage | RIP Enlighten | RIP Bonuses
  392. <DM> [Gustaf]: Guh, Eldin, to me! Return these Lizards to their makers. The core will have to wait.
  393. <DM> *The connection between Gustaf and Eldin doesn't seem all that stable, but despite that, it whirls from his lance into his shield, forcing him to impact the ground!
  394. <DM> $66d10 Gustaf
  395. <Navi> DM: You rolled 66 Dice with 10 Sides. Total: 331. Successes: 38.
  396. <DM> $18d10 Lizalfos
  397. <Navi> DM: You rolled 18 Dice with 10 Sides. Results: 9, 10, 2, 7, 9, 8, 2, 1, 2, 2, 1, 3, 7, 5, 8, 7, 5 and 1. Total: 89. Successes: 11.
  398. <DM> *All of your Lizalfos friends are flung back! They're not dead, but they are unconscious.
  399. <DM> *Gustaf stumbles back to his feet, trying to ignore the wounds and focus on taking you all down.
  400. <DM> [Gustaf]: I'm not... going down... without a fight.
  401. <DM> (Anyone with actions left?)
  402. <Hal> (I'm spent)
  403. <DM> (And Kirran's charging, so...)
  404. <DM> *Round 4, over!*
  405. <DM> *ROUND 5, START!*
  406. <DM> [Fierce Deity]: What are you waiting for, STRIKE NOW!
  407. <Kirran> (Can I perceive anything differently now that I'm in my dual-state?)
  408. <DM> [Gustaf]: For someone as patient as you, you have a lot to learn about a real battle, Deity.
  409. <DM> *Kirran, you achieve a dual state of Light and Darkness, and through your double vision (which does not make you woozy, oddly enough)... correction, triple vision thanks to Spirit Vision as well...
  410. <Hal> 14h 19m | +14 Armor | +8 Wisdom | Effect Block | Stole Enlighten
  411. <DM> *You can clearly see each soul within Gustaf - his, the thread he's got on Eldin... and not one, but two stowaways in his soul.
  412. <DM> *One's Fierce Deity, and the other... you can't identify. In fact, you're not sure that Fierce Deity knows about the other one in there.
  413. <DM> *You receive a message from that other soul...
  414. <DM> [Ghost Hunter]: Shhh....
  415. <Kirran> You sneaky devil.
  416. <DM> [Ghost Hunter]: ^_^
  417. <Kirran> Anything you or I can do about that thread?
  418. <DM> [Ghost Hunter]: Tell ya what. I'll give ya Eldin; in return, help me harvest a piece of this Deity.
  419. <Kirran> You might be in for more than you bargained for with that, but we did have a deal.
  420. <DM> [Ghost Hunter]: Oh, he noticed. Back to hiding!
  421. * Kirran whispers to Hal about Sor....Gustaf's stowaway problem.
  422. <DM> [Gustaf]: So one of you've guarding me from injecting the Lava Core to full power, and the other of you has split yourself into two beings. Impressive tactics.
  423. * Hal whispers back "Seems like he has more souls than he bargained for"
  424. <Kirran> Trust me, I think you don't want to know.
  425. <DM> *Gustaf starts looking around with a "huh?" written all over his face.
  426. <DM> [Gustaf]: ... why do I hear more whispering in my head?
  427. <DM> *The "extra whispering" stops.
  428. <DM> [Fierce Deity]: Ignore it, they're snooping around with their extra visionary powers.
  429. <DM> *The machine around you rumbles once more, climbing another good distance up the slope. It's still kinda sideways, so it's not sloping back quite yet. However, you hear the Lava Cannon charging up from outside, and the Lava Core behind you Hal starts revving up into overdrive, getting rather... toasty to stand next to.
  430. <DM> *You feel the fur on your back beginning to char.
  431. * Hal eats his Fire Heart
  432. <DM> *You eat your own heart of fire- OH RIGHT, THE DRAGONHEART.
  433. <Kirran> O_o
  434. <Hal> DESCRIPTION: The still-beating heart of a dragon, filled with a burning, lukewarm fire. Give it a grill and eat it, and you’ll become Fire-proof, even allowing you to swim through lava for a little while!
  435. <Hal> EFFECT: Consume it to recover to your Maximum Hearts and become immune to the damage and effects of all Fire-based attacks, spell & abilities.
  436. <Hal> DURATION: 2 Rounds
  437. <DM> *You pull out lava-goopy Dragonheart, devour into it, and all of a sudden, you're absolutely fire-proof!
  438. <DM> *In fact, you feel like you could probably step into the Lava Core and come out unharmed!
  439. <Kirran> (Cue Metal Mario music)
  440. <DM> *Now Hal really is a beast made of iron!
  441. <DM> [Raine]: HE'S A METAL MAN!
  442. <Hal> 21h 15m | +14 Armor | +8 Wisdom | Effect Block | Immune to any form of Fire | Stole Enlighten
  443. <DM> (Okay, you guys ready to try your crazy actions?)
  444. <DM> *You reach out to Ghost Hunter again...
  445. <Kirran> Would separating Gustaf from the light spirit mean he was lost to the armor? I was under the impression that Eldin was the only thing keeping him sane.
  446. <DM> [Ghost Hunter]: Dangit, what'd I say about- *sigh*
  447. <DM> [Ghost Hunter]: Actually, your words hit him harder than you realize. He's been the one putting up a fight this whole time. If it wasn't for him, Eldin would've been taken long before I snuck aboard.
  448. <DM> [Fierce Deity]: ... I hear extra whispering again.
  449. <DM> [Fierce Deity]: Gustaf. Strike yourself with Eldin. Trust me.
  450. <DM> *Gustaf whirls the lance around, trying to use Eldin to strike into his own soul! However, thanks to the interference from the Sol Orb Barrage earlier, he's... a bit slow on this. You're welcome to intervene!
  451. * Kirran makes a move before he can do that, attacking the thread binding Eldin to Gustaf.
  452. * Kirran double strikes
  453. <DM> *Finally, you close the distance, appearing in double from in front and behind at the same time!
  454. <Kirran> $35d10
  455. <Navi> Kirran: You rolled 35 Dice with 10 Sides. Results: 1, 5, 5, 3, 8, 1, 8, 8, 3, 10, 1, 6, 10, 10, 5, 2, 7, 3, 9, 9, 4, 1, 1, 5, 3, 7, 9, 10, 4, 4, 10, 5, 8, 5 and 7. Total: 197. Successes: 27.
  456. <Kirran> $43d10
  457. <Navi> Kirran: You rolled 43 Dice with 10 Sides. Results: 6, 6, 5, 3, 8, 5, 4, 3, 5, 4, 8, 6, 10, 10, 5, 9, 3, 5, 9, 8, 7, 6, 6, 7, 10, 9, 7, 4, 6, 2, 1, 1, 7, 5, 4, 4, 9, 8, 7, 3, 1, 4 and 9. Total: 249. Successes: 32.
  458. <Kirran> You, as both entities of Light and Shadow, attack a target at once using Light ATTACK & Shadow ATTACK.
  459. <Kirran> Light ATTACK: Roll your Wisdom +8 dice vs. targets' Wisdom dice
  460. <Kirran> Damage: +0
  461. <Kirran> EFFECT: If it hits, target loses 8 Wisdom.
  462. <Kirran> Shadow ATTACK: Roll your Courage +8 dice vs. targets' Courage dice
  463. <Kirran> Damage: +0
  464. <Kirran> EFFECT: If it hits, target loses 8 Courage.
  465. <DM> *He tries to Mirage the Light attack!
  466. <DM> $1d3
  467. <Navi> DM: You rolled 1 Die with 3 Sides. Result: 1.
  468. <DM> *He manages to auto-dodge your first hit... OR DOES HE?
  469. <DM> [Raine]: Screw your Mirage, only Master can do that!
  470. <DM> *Raine flies out from you and interferes with his attempted clone, phasing it out!
  471. <DM> $16d10 Wisdom
  472. <Navi> DM: You rolled 16 Dice with 10 Sides. Results: 4, 3, 9, 7, 8, 8, 4, 4, 3, 9, 1, 2, 8, 7, 6 and 3. Total: 86. Successes: 8.
  473. <DM> $28d10 Courage
  474. <Navi> DM: You rolled 28 Dice with 10 Sides. Results: 8, 6, 4, 5, 1, 8, 9, 10, 6, 5, 3, 7, 9, 1, 7, 3, 4, 6, 9, 1, 4, 3, 5, 6, 1, 6, 8 and 9. Total: 154. Successes: 19.
  475. <DM> 27 - 8 = 19 - 15 = 4 damage
  476. <DM> 32 - 19 = 13 - 15 = 0 damage
  477. <DM> *You strike him from both Light and Darkness at once, and sapping both his Wisdom and Courage, he ends up downed to his knee!
  478. <DM> *At once, the thread he has around Eldin snaps, and Eldin ends up flying freely... into Hal!
  479. <DM> *Thanks to you and Raine, the Sol Barrage debuff continues to throw Gustaf off his game.
  480. <DM> [Fierce Deity]: No... NO! I won't have this...
  481. * Hal attempts to Wind Torrent Gustaf, to push him back!
  482. <DM> *Hal, you see blue and red markings begin to appear on Gustaf's face, but a reassuring power boost from Eldin overwhelms you.
  483. <DM> [Eldin]: Go. Use my power, and flush that Deity's soul out!
  484. <Hal> (How can I do that?)
  485. <DM> *Thanks to your Fire immunity, he's able to draw in power from the Lava Core behind you, transforming your Wind Torrent into the gust of a roaring Phoenix!
  486. * Hal instead uses the power invested in him by Eldin and aims it directly at Fierce Deity's Soul, attempting to flush him out!
  487. <DM> *Roll with... +50 Dice!
  488. <Kirran> (use a shining finger attack?)
  489. <DM> (indeed!)
  490. * Hal augments his Robe for that extra Oomph
  491. <Hal> $107d10
  492. <Navi> Hal: You rolled 107 Dice with 10 Sides. Total: 651. Successes: 86.
  493. <DM> (Holy what the-)
  494. <DM> *Apparently, you also launch Navi in your strike.
  495. <DM> (This rolls against Power or Wisdom?)
  496. <Hal> (Wisdom)
  497. <DM> $16d10 Gustaf
  498. <Navi> DM: You rolled 16 Dice with 10 Sides. Results: 8, 6, 4, 8, 10, 7, 5, 10, 10, 10, 4, 6, 9, 2, 1 and 3. Total: 103. Successes: 15.
  499. <Hal> (+8 Wisdom, Augment, +10 from Wind Torrent, +50)
  500. <DM> *Despite Gustaf getting high marks on his roll himself, it matters not...
  501. <Hal> (I think that might actually be a lethal blow?)
  502. <Kirran> (I have something in mind if it is)
  503. <DM> *The overwhelming flames from your strike whirl around him, shining brightly from the spirit of Eldin bolstering it. From through the fire, you see Gustaf rise into the air, as if being exorcised by the radiant flames.
  504. <DM> [Eldin]: Worry not. I'm only targeting the hitchhiker.
  505. <Hal> (brb)
  506. <DM> *You hear the screams of Fierce Deity echo throughout the room, and at last, a shockwave pulses outwards from him, blasting Gustaf back into the wall behind him. Between the force of the shockwave and Hal unintentionally siphoning the power of the Lava Core, there's a rumble, and all around you, the Spiderhammer Machine stops climbing and falls!
  507. <Kirran> $1d3
  508. <Navi> Kirran: You rolled 1 Die with 3 Sides. Result: 1.
  509. <DM> *You go momentarily airborne before striking the ground once more. Roll.....
  510. <DM> ........
  511. <Kirran> Nope
  512. <SubconsciousEye> (lmao)
  513. <DM> *Well, Hal's got literal Phoenix wings to float down on, and once more, Kirran, you subvert physics and just....
  514. <DM> *You just pop out of existence and then reappear once everything stabilizes.
  515. <Kirran> Well. That was a hell of a thing.
  516. <DM> *Nearby, you see a certain someone possessing Gustaf, floating him in the air.
  517. <DM> [Ghost Hunter]: Hello, little children!
  518. <DM> *A certain other half-Poe slaps him from beyond the fourth wall for stealing his catchphrase.
  519. <DM> [Ghost Hunter]: Aww, darn.
  520. <Hal> Was that Shady just then?
  521. <Hal> I coulda sworn I saw him flash into sight
  522. <DM> ^_^
  523. <Kirran> It's been a while. I miss that guy.
  524. <DM> *Your Poe friend floats Gustaf slowly to the ground, releasing his hold on him.
  525. <DM> *Ghost Hunter hovers around, giving you a friendly neighborhood smile.
  526. <DM> *He opens up his Soul Lantern, and pops... something into it. Your Spirit Vision momentarily fritzes as he does so, and he returns a devious little smile.
  527. <Hal> I can't believe it. We... saved Gustaf.
  528. <DM> [Ghost Hunter]: Whoo-hoo, I got it!
  529. <DM> [Ghost Hunter]: Well, as per our agreement, Kirran, you got Eldin, and I got what I wanted.
  530. <Kirran> I believe it. I wouldn't have settled for less.
  531. <DM> [Ghost Hunter]: Goody goody gumdrops!
  532. <DM> [Ghost Hunter]: However, I should note... you haven't "quite" saved Gustaf.
  533. <DM> [Ghost Hunter]: While he's no longer possessed, well...
  534. <DM> *He pokes at the depowered Crystalline Armor. It... still seems fused to Gustaf.
  535. <DM> *Great Fairy hovers out from the bottle, taking a look at Gustaf.
  536. <Hal> We might want to try and remove it?
  537. <DM> *She then tries flying into Gustaf, only to get punted out.
  538. <Kirran> I think I have an idea how to keep the deity from getting back into it if we can't.
  539. <DM> [Great Fairy]: I don't think the Deity is getting back in anytime soon, but unfortunately... that armor is completely fused to him.
  540. <DM> [Great Fairy]: I worry that if it stays on him too long, it'll become his very body, and he'll be lost to us forever.
  541. <DM> [Great Fairy]: The only way to remove it is to cleanse it with an even greater power...
  542. <DM> *She turns around to face you two, pausing for a moment.
  543. <DM> [Great Fairy]: We need the Master Sword.
  544. <Kirran> O_O
  545. <DM> *Suddenly, you feel the whole machine around you shake again. It slowly rumbles back around to floor level, letting you all casually roll back from standing on the wall to the floor.
  546. <DM> *You hear some clanking around, and the nearby hatch opens! Peering in from there is none other than the cheery face of Biggoron.
  547. <Kirran> Eyyy! Big Brother!
  548. <DM> [Biggoron]: Goro? Greetings, little ones!
  549. <DM> *He looks angrily at the other Lizalfos, who immediately surrender themselves... by begging their fellow Lizalfos for some of those Rupees.
  550. <DM> *Congratulations, your Lizalfos are now sub-contracting Lizalfos.
  551. <DM> [Biggoron]: Oi wuz gonna smash this thing 'ere in, but Oi didn't see yew all 'round here, so Oi decided to take a looksie first. Good thing Oi didn't smash it in!
  552. <DM> *You feel momentary relief knowing you didn't get hulk smashed by Big Brother.
  553. <DM> *Rolling from his shoulder and into the machine, Link the Goron appears, looking around hastily.
  554. <DM> [Link the Goron]: Kirran, Hal, good to see you two are safe!
  555. <DM> [Link the Goron]: Huh? Goro? He's not here either?
  556. <Kirran> Who?
  557. <DM> *He rolls around the whole place, circling back to you.
  558. <Hal> We've had a rough time. But at least we managed to free Fierce Deity's influence on Gustaf. For now
  559. <DM> [Link the Goron]: Did either of you see my dad anywhere?
  560. <Hal> No.
  561. <DM> *Come to think of it, you don't recall seeing Darunia anywhere. Even from when you were on your Zombcor (may he rest in pieces), there was no sight of him.
  562. <DM> [Link the Goron]: Goro... he must've escaped to the caves! That's it!
  563. <Kirran> Not here. Last I saw of him, Impa said he had disappeared entirely from Goron City.
  564. <DM> [Biggoron]: But Link, we searched the caves already-
  565. <DM> [Link the Goron]: No! We'll... we'll search them again!
  566. <DM> [Link the Goron]: I'm not giving up till I find him!
  567. <Kirran> I have a feeling that, wherever he is, it's not close by. But I have no reason to think he's gone either.
  568. <DM> *Nearby, a groggy Gustaf wakes up... free of possession.
  569. <Kirran> Have faith Link. We'll find him.
  570. <DM> [Gustaf]: Gahh... that's the last time I drink 5 ales back-to-back- wait, LINK?!
  571. <DM> *He snaps to attention, looking around frantically.... only to settle his eyes on Link the Goron.
  572. <DM> [Gustaf]: ...
  573. <DM> [Link the Goron]: Goro?
  574. <DM> [Gustaf]: ... that's it, I'm going back to sleep.
  575. <DM> [Gustaf]: Wake me when Link isn't a Goron anymore.
  576. <DM> *He tries to lay his head down to rest his headache.
  577. <DM> *Link the Goron returns a confused look, then turns to you two.
  578. <DM> [Link the Goron]: Well, I'm going to go search for him again. What about you two, what will you do?
  579. <Kirran> I'm giving some serious thought to a really terrible idea with this contraption.
  580. <DM> *Your Lizalfos companions nearby inspect it, Raine translating back to you.
  581. <DM> [Raine]: They say they need to return it to the Volcano and get some more Lava Wisps to get it up and running again.
  582. <DM> [Rainne]: ... why did I sound like a Gossip Stone there?
  583. <DM> [Raine]: That's it, next time I see Impa, I'm eating her.
  584. <Kirran> I have an idea for a much better, but probably horribly bad power source.
  585. <Hal> Eat my blood. A lot of it spilled on the floor.
  586. <Kirran> >_>
  587. <DM> (oh gods, are you really doing this)
  588. <Kirran> <_<
  589. <Hal> I'm sure it will taste like strawberries.
  590. <DM> *Raine takes you up on your offer and slurps up your blood, Hal, which has sorta plasmafied thanks to the intense heat.
  591. <Kirran> (I mean, he would have done it if were still here)
  592. <DM> [Raine]: Tastes like... like Strawberry Pie, fresh out of the oven! With a hint of cinnamon...
  593. <DM> [Raine]: Om nom nom nom nom!
  594. <DM> *With Raine preoccupied, she's unable to stop you from doing what you're about to do.
  595. * Kirran contemplates how best to hook up an insanity drive to a giant mech spider.
  596. <DM> *Nearby, the big bird spirit of Eldin flies out from Hal and is about to fly into you when it looks into your inventory, appalled by the horrors you're about to commit.
  597. <Hal> (What's happening?)
  598. <Kirran> (I'm hooking up Dex to the core)
  599. <DM> [Eldin]: Wait, Kirran, I don't think that's a good idea, you don't know what's going to happen-
  600. <Hal> ....
  601. <DM> *Kirran, your thoughts turn to reality as you realize you're already holding the Pocket Glitchzard and stuffing it down the Lava Core's mouth!
  602. <SubconsciousEye> (it had a mouth?)
  603. <Kirran> We may want to exit the ride now.
  604. <DM> *Correction, Eldin tried to stop you, but you shoved it into Eldin's mouth, who then immediately regurgitated it into the Lava Core, thus inadvertently transferring his power to the Lava Core as well...
  605. <Kirran> wut
  606. <Hal> Alright
  607. <Hal> Let's get outta here
  608. * Kirran makes a quick exit, dragging Link the Goron along with him
  609. <DM> *Kirran, you consider trying to exit, when all of a sudden, reality around you starts folding in itself. The walls of the machine folds like origami paper, with your own feet not quite taking you where you're trying to go.
  610. * Hal dashes with Kirran
  611. * Kirran is not nearly as phased as he ought to be by reality bending.
  612. <DM> *Reality around you turns to a mix of 1s, 0s, and endless Ubisoft bugs, spazzing out, fritzing into the 4th wall, and spewing itself back out, transforming the entirety of you and everyone in a half mile radius into a-
  613. <DM> -=LOADING=-
  614. <DM> -=LOADING=-
  615. <DM> -=SESSION END=-
  616. <DM> God dangit Kirran
  617. <Kirran> https://imgur.com/z5l4mxW
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