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Invasion, Part 19 - Incarnate

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  1. *LAST TIME ON ZURPG - Madness Edition*
  2.  
  3. Afflicted by Majora's Madness, you stepped through some bodies, pseudo-lost the Dark Mark, chatted it out with Midna, reasoned your way through, got thoroughly bamboozled by Zant, enjoyed a sand trap, met a masochist wall, fell for hours, got your Dark Mark back, choked Ahlma a bit, dropped her in a dark pit, chatted with not-Bloodwind, jumped into a dark pit yourself, found a mirror, reflected on yourself, gave a pep talk to your Dark Mark, got it to induce mirror inception as it looked in the mirror at its own reflection within the reflection of yourself, gained Koume & Kotake back- sikes, it's just your Dark Mark personified as two bacon loving witches, and you finally found Ahlma, who became enveloped in both the literal and figurative heart of the temple.
  4.  
  5. And you're still hallucinating. Enjoy the trippy boss fight!
  6. <DM> -=SESSION START=-
  7. <Corsava> Oh...fuck me. Is this real? Do you two see this?
  8. <DM> *Is this the real life? Or is it just fantasy? You observe the previously unobservable as you look through the Lens of Truth at Ahlma, at the Heart of the Temple, and there floating around her are a pair of souls, fully clothed in darkness and madness, breathing the bloodied ambience of the Cursed Temple.
  9. <DM> *Through the Lens of Truth, you see them - Koume & Kotake.
  10. <DM> *The two that are hovering near you speak retort back to you.
  11. <DM> [Koume]: Wait a minute, that's not me. That's me!
  12. <DM> [Kotake]: No, you idiot, that's you!
  13. * Corsava sighs "Why does she keep getting vored by evil?"
  14. <DM> [Koume]: That's what I said, isn't it? It's you!
  15. <DM> [Kotake]: No no no, THAT'S me, you're you, and I'm me!
  16. <DM> [Koume]: That can't be right- Corsava, gimme the Lens, lemme have a looksee!
  17. <Corsava> "Both of you, in my head please."
  18. <Corsava> "I get the feeling I'll be needing both of your perspectives."
  19. <DM> [Kotake]: Uhh, there's a slight problem with that...
  20. <DM> [Koume]: For you see, Corsava...
  21. <DM> *The two of them hover in front of you, as you look through the Lens past them to see the other thems.
  22. <DM> [Kotake]: We're not us.
  23. <DM> [Koume]: Or you.
  24. <DM> [Kotake]: But we are them.
  25. <DM> [Koume]: But they're not us, nor are we them.
  26. <Corsava> "I'm...not fully certain what's going on anymore."
  27. <DM> [Kotake]: We're just...
  28. <DM> [Koume]: Should we?
  29. <DM> [Kotake]: Guess we should...
  30. <DM> *The Koume and Kotake floating around you talking in full confusion mode suddenly merge together, spiraling into a singular being. You expect them to transform into Twinrova, but instead they kinda just twist into a sphere of indeterminate mass. The sphere bubbles, then malforms into... your other lady friend, Nabooru.
  31. <Corsava> "Fucking hallucinations..."
  32. <DM> [Nabooru]: On the contrary, I'm not a hallucination.
  33. <Corsava> "How can I possibly know that? I can feel my hallucinations. I can see them, smell them, I frankly can't trust any of my senses. Nothing could be real. I might not even *be* in a session of ZURPG right now."
  34. <DM> *It's odd. You clearly see the calm and collected Nabooru next to you, and yet as she spins and dances gracefully around you, clearly without an actual spirit (as far as your Spirit Vision can tell), you can tell she's... more than your delusions.
  35. <DM> [Nabooru]: Because you're the one that told me to look at myself and determine for myself who I am.
  36. <Corsava> "Right, but *I* know that, so my mind knows it. Tell me something that I wouldn't know that I wouldn't know, but would feel obvious in hindsight."
  37. <DM> [Nabooru]: ...
  38. <DM> [Nabooru]: What's ZURPG?
  39. <Corsava> "Okay, so basically you get to play as a character in the Legend of Zelda fantasy setting..."
  40. <Corsava> "I can help you make a character, but you need a computer."
  41. <DM> *Around you, as the madness takes hold of both you and ropes around the neck of the DM, you see a man in green clothes without pants suddenly fairy jump onto the scene, tip-toeing behind the Heart-consumed Ahlma, looking for pots to smash.
  42. <DM> *He happens to briefly dip through the Lens of Truth, at which point you just see me looking back at you, promptly ready to hit the "rocks fall, everyone dies" button, including on myself.
  43. <Corsava> "I might not even be here. The other Gerudo are probably carrying my body while I hallucinate in a dazed stupor..."
  44. <DM> *The Lens of Truth suddenly shuts off, and reality reasserts itself. Without the pot-breaking hippie fairyman. There's still a Nabooru nearby, doing the most graceful ballet you've seen across a group of Gerudo corpses, nimbly dodging their bodies.
  45. <DM> *You suddenly feel several hands on your back, gripping at your clothes and armor, as if trying to pull you into the dead.
  46. <Corsava> "No, bad touch! Bad touch!"
  47. <DM> *You instinctively swat it away, but there's nothing there, just a general itchy feeling. Though, there is some wet blood on you now. It's not yours, but it feels so slimey and icky and... tasty.
  48. <DM> [Nabooru]: Let's just say that of everything here, I can assure you that I'm most certainly real. I suppose if you absolutely need proof...
  49. <Corsava> "How does it feel a flavor?"
  50. <DM> *As you ponder how one sense can be another, something suddenly grips your right hand with an intense squeezing pressure. You look down, expecting it to be the tasty feeling, but it's just your Dark Mark. From the side, a smiling Nabooru waves back at you.
  51. <DM> [Nabooru]: Understand now?
  52. <Corsava> "...You're my dark mark."
  53. <DM> [Nabooru]: Bingo! Now stop trying to eat your hand.
  54. <Corsava> "Oh, wait that was right? Why do you look like Nabooru then?"
  55. <DM> [Nabooru]: No really, the bite marks are going to show on my skin.
  56. <Corsava> "Also, can you pick anything to look like? Or just people I've seen?"
  57. <Corsava> [moves my hand away from my face]
  58. <DM> *You see bite marks suddenly appear on her skin, and you realize you started gnawing on your fingers as soon as you wondered how "tasty" felt.
  59. <Corsava> "What..."
  60. <DM> *She moves a finger to her lips, looking up playful curiosity, then twirls back around towards you.
  61. <DM> [Nabooru]: That's not important right now. What you should be focusing on is...
  62. <Corsava> ...
  63. <Corsava> iiiiiis?
  64. <DM> *She guides your vision back towards Ahlma... which, well... you don't see her anymore. Instead, it's just a large, gruesome, beating heart with black veins. Strands of muscle have shot outwards bracing itself on the walls of this old Fairy Fountain, and the waters of blood ooze around your legs, inviting you in.
  65. <Corsava> "Uh...right."
  66. <Corsava> *casts Haste on myself*
  67. <Corsava> "Anything I should know?"
  68. <DM> *Time hastens around you. For a moment, you observe the heart beating in slow motion, of Nabooru speaking so slowly that she nearly freezes, and then the next moment, she's bopping you on your head. The heartbeat of the Cursed Heart has tripled in speed, as if it's about to burst.
  69. <DM> [Nabooru]: Yes, you idiot. Don't play with time-based abilities. Majora's Madness is particularly sensitive to them.
  70. <DM> *You have the buff of Haste on you, but you have no idea how much time just passed after casting that.
  71. <Corsava> "I'm sorry, was there *any* indication of that before?"
  72. <DM> [Nabooru]: ... You really don't know any world history, do you?
  73. <Corsava> "You've been attached to me most of my life. You know I don't."
  74. <DM> *You see her thinking back on all the times you were an ignorant buffoon, including the time you were so ignorant of it, you converted Koume & Kotake to your team. She kinda just... stares back at you with blank-faced eyes. However that works.
  75. <DM> [Nabooru]: ... Right.
  76. <Corsava> "Is there a name you'd prefer to be called?"
  77. <DM> [Nabooru]: Hmm? I'm Nabooru, aren't I?
  78. <Corsava> "Wait, are you *literally* Nabooru? Or are you just shaped like her?"
  79. <DM> [Nabooru]: I don't know. Who do you see right now?
  80. <Corsava> "Alright, fair."
  81. <DM> *Suddenly, the beating the heart intensifies, and blood begins to spill out of the Cursed Heart. You can see the soul of Ahlma getting mutilated, cut into pieces, fusing together, sliced back up, forced back together, over and over again, as the rapid beating threatens to overwhelm and intensify your own heartbeat.
  82. <Corsava> "What..."
  83. <Corsava> "Are we in initiative?"
  84. <DM> *You hear a voice from inside the heart...
  85. <DM> [Voice]: You... left me.
  86. <DM> [Voice]: You... lost me.
  87. <Corsava> "Oh that is blatantly mischaracterizing what happened."
  88. * Corsava draws the broken bow blades
  89. <DM> *As the ROUND 1 label readies to descend itself, the voices start echoing from inside your head. At the moment you expect the heart to burst, you blink, and you find yourself in a space of absolute darkness.
  90. <Corsava> "Unless I was hallucinating at the time. In which case, I'm sorry."
  91. <DM> *You can see yourself just fine, and in front of you, stands Ahlma, with her back turned towards you. Everything else about this area is pitch black.
  92. <DM> *You try to bypass what you think might be a hallucination with your Spirit Vision, but all you can see is Ahlma's back turned towards you.
  93. <DM> [Ahlma]: I asked you to trust in me, even when you didn't trust yourself.
  94. <Corsava> "I did. That's why I let go. Because you told me to."
  95. <DM> [Ahlma]: ... What?
  96. <Corsava> "You said I was hurting you, and you almost passed out. My mark was eating away at you."
  97. <DM> *She turns towards you, with bitter anger strewn across her sharp features, amplifying her Gerudo ferocity.
  98. <Corsava> "Why would your first assumption be that I betrayed you?"
  99. <DM> [Ahlma]: You idiot.
  100. <Corsava> Yeah, clearly! That's kind of the whole problem. I'm learning to cope with something. I'm going to make mistakes along the way. I'm sorry they've cost you so dearly, but, you can't possibly believe that I'd *want* to hurt you."
  101. <DM> [Ahlma]: I'm not talking about me...
  102. <DM> [Ahlma]: I'm talking about you.
  103. <Corsava> "I don't understand."
  104. <DM> *There's a rumble in this area of pitch darkness, and you begin to see sparks of fire forming on one of her hands, and her other becoming encased in ice.
  105. <Corsava> "Oh, well...fuck."
  106. <Corsava> "How do you have the Magic for that?"
  107. <DM> [Ahlma]: Then you'll never understand...
  108. <Corsava> "I feel like I'm about to have a bad time."
  109. <DM> *At once, you're transported back to the blood fountain, and you see fire and ice weaving both around and through her. Her crimson hair emblazes with hot flames and a frosty trove of ice crystals, her body features seem to exaggerate themselves slightly, and she begins floating in the air.
  110. <DM> *Your Spirit Vision returns, and you see the spirit of Ahlma trapped inside the twin spirits of the cursed witches, Koume & Kotake, as her strangling her soul in chains...
  111. <Corsava> "...why is she so hot even when she's about to fight me?"
  112. <DM> *Looking at her physically, it's clearly Ahlma, albeit with black veins pulsing throughout her body. She opens her eyes at you, and where you remember yellow eyes with black pupils (not that the DM ever described this detail until now), you now see black eyes with yellow pupils. In other words...
  113. <DM> *She's gone full anime villain.
  114. <DM> *She tries to speak, but instead, you just hear the voices of those two darned witches again. Their real voices, and not your Incarnate's spin-off of them.
  115. <DM> [Koume]: Well well well...
  116. <DM> [Kotake]: Did you just call me hot?
  117. <DM> [Koume]: Look who we have-
  118. <DM> *One of Ahlma's eyes slowly turns towards the other in complete confusion. The other one seemingly snickers (what), before returning to its normal orientation.
  119. <DM> [Kotake]: Well Corsava, you're looking kinda tiny there, what without OUR powers enhancing you. How's it feel to be staring at yourself?
  120. <DM> *Off to the side, Nabooru starts snickering with Zant, whose maniacal laughter gets muted by the sheer force of power Twinrova Ahlma is outputting.
  121. <Corsava> "Well, what do you two want?"
  122. <DM> [Koume]: It's simple really. We want you...
  123. <Corsava> "I know."
  124. <DM> *A finger of ice appears and points at you.
  125. <DM> *Then a finger of fire.
  126. <DM> [Kotake]: To die!
  127. <Corsava> "...becaaaause?"
  128. <DM> [Koume]: Ohhh, don't think you can talk your way out of this one!
  129. <Corsava> "I genuinely want to know your reasons. I felt like we were getting along decently."
  130. <DM> [Kotake]: Dear Koume, you don't have to listen, just let her talk!
  131. <DM> *Twinrova Ahlma proceeds to raise a ball of fire in her hands...
  132. <DM> [Kotake]: While on fire!
  133. <DM> *ROUND 1, GO!
  134. <DM> *Twinrova Ahlma flings the blazing ball of flames at you! As it approaches, you feel both a chill in the air and as if your skin is about to melt into lava.
  135. <DM> *She launches a Ruby Inferno at you! Roll Wisdom to defend, without your Defense Dice bonus!
  136.  
  137. DESCRIPTION: Spark a great inferno with the great force and passion of Death Mountain and the Goron Tribe!
  138. BONUS 1: This can be rerolled once for free.
  139. BONUS 2: Ignores Bonus Attack Dice & Defense Dice on both attacker and defender.
  140. Roll your Wisdom dice vs. targets' Wisdom dice
  141. Damage: +4
  142. Neutral Damage: 12
  143.  
  144. <DM> $50d10 Twinrova
  145. <Navi> DM: 8, 9, 5, 6, 9, 2, 1, 1, 6, 5, 3, 2, 10, 2, 6, 2, 9, 7, 2, 3, 9, 5, 10, 7, 10, 10, 9, 10, 1, 2, 4, 9, 4, 8, 10, 3, 2, 5, 4, 6, 1, 6, 7, 1, 9, 7, 6, 8, 8, 8 (Twinrova)
  146. Successes: 38
  147. <Corsava>
  148.  
  149. Reflect:
  150. COSTS: 6 Magic
  151. EFFECT: When someone attacks you with a Magic-based ranged attack, you can automatically reflect it back at the attacker, using the attacker’s success rate.
  152.  
  153. <Corsava> "Fuck!" [uses my cape to reflect the burst]
  154. <DM> *Using your cape, which you swiped off of their son's corpse and rebranded it as your own, you fling the blazing Fireball back at Twinrova! The blast strikes them directly, engulfing them in great explosion that sends sparks flying everywhere, singing across the surface of the bloodied waters below.
  155. <DM> *You expect them to eat their own magic, though... perhaps not... literally?
  156. <Corsava> "Really, you two, we don't have to fight."
  157. <DM> *As the smoke clears, you see them munching on the Ruby Inferno, as if just reabsorbing the great flamed attack back into their body.
  158. <Corsava> "I still don't really understand why you're trying to kill me."
  159. <DM> *And by "them", I mean Ahlma, whose body seems to blaze from the inside out momentarily.
  160. <DM> [Koume]: Well, well, well...
  161. <DM> [Kotake]: Sounds like someone wants us to exposition again!
  162. <DM> [Koume]: This one will be an exposition for the heavens and realms above!
  163. <DM> [Kotake]: Yessss YESSSSSS!
  164. <DM> [Koume]: Listen well, Corsava, for we...
  165. <DM> [Kotake]: We think you absolutely make sense!
  166. <DM> [Koume]: You see, Corsava, it was you who told us to break free of our OWN curse...
  167. <DM> [Kotake]: To not care about the Gerudo curse, to not bother!
  168. <DM> [Koume]: Our plans of darkness and salvation, ruined by logic...
  169. <DM> [Kotake]: Ruined by you, you see!
  170. <DM> [Koume]: And those powers, created by you, used by you...
  171. <DM> [Kotake]: So we thought...
  172. <DM> [Koume]: If only our dark powers were gone...
  173. <DM> [Kotake]: We could free you and all of us from the curse!
  174. <DM> *Not-Nabooru sidles on up to you, casually leaning on your shoulder.
  175. <DM> [Nabooru]: Is it me, or are they kookier than before?
  176. <DM> *A Not-Zant leans on your other shoulder, counterbalancing the Not-Nabooru.
  177. <Corsava> "That just....didn't make sense."
  178. <DM> [Zant]: I'd say it fits them PERFECTLY!
  179. <DM> [Zant]: The mad witches, who wrought despair upon their own kind, now ready to end their own despair...
  180. <DM> [Zant]: They're not villains, they're HEROES to their own stories! Just like me! Or well, how I once was...
  181. <DM> *You gradually start to notice the ground around you freezing, losing the feeling in your legs...
  182. <Corsava> "Koume, Kotake, I actually *like* you two. In spite of all the crazy. We *really* don't have to do this..."
  183. <DM> [Ahlma]: Yes, we do.
  184. <DM> [Ahlma]: They don't... But I do.
  185. <DM> [Koume]: You heard the boss lady, it's as the voices say...
  186. <DM> [Kotake]: The truth will set us free...
  187. <DM> [Koume]: And to that end...
  188. <DM> [Kotake]: The truth must be buried here!
  189. <Corsava> *charges Inverse Kaiten*
  190. <DM> *You try to launch an Inverse Kaiten, but you're stopped by the lack of understanding of how Charge mechanics work. It charges to its maximum point, and then just... stops.
  191. <DM> *Suddenly, a great wave of ice shoots at you from the ground below you, exploding all around you!
  192. <DM> *This one counts as a hit-all, by the way.
  193. <Corsava> Error 404: Spell not Found
  194. <Corsava> $1d3
  195. <Navi> Corsava: 1
  196. Total: 1
  197. <DM> *Well, despite the lack of information from a written ability (unless you'd care to write up all the spells for DM and his lack of time), the great blast of ice strikes and.... well...
  198. * Corsava blips
  199. <DM> *The Mirage you casted on yourself last session kicks in, blipping you out of existence.
  200. <DM> *ROUND 2, GO!
  201. <Corsava> *Inverse Kaiten*
  202. <DM> *You re-emerge from the flicker directly in front of Twinrova, a fully charged Inverse Kaiten, ready to slice and dice!
  203. <Corsava> Roll your Courage +15 dice vs. targets' Courage dice * 3
  204.  
  205. Damage: 9 per hit
  206. EFFECT 1: For each hit, siphon 3 Power from the target to you.
  207. EFFECT 2: If all three hit, target receives Open Tendons:
  208. Once per turn, if the target attacks or defends, target takes 10% of his Maximum Hearts as Neutral Damage.
  209. DURATION: This only ends if you, the afflicter, dies.
  210. EFFECT 3: Afterwards, combine your blades at the hilt and flip over the target’s head in a single motion, and follow up with a 2 Action Charged Siege Blast with a bonus +5 Dice, then ride the edge of its explosion into a graceful flip before landing.
  211. <Corsava> $40d10
  212. <Navi> Corsava: 5, 3, 6, 1, 2, 5, 6, 1, 5, 1, 7, 3, 2, 5, 3, 6, 1, 1, 2, 3, 7, 10, 2, 5, 7, 1, 1, 7, 1, 6, 8, 7, 1, 7, 3, 8, 6, 3, 7, 9
  213. Successes: 22
  214. <Corsava> $40d10
  215. <Navi> Corsava: 7, 5, 8, 5, 4, 8, 1, 2, 8, 6, 7, 6, 4, 8, 10, 10, 3, 7, 5, 7, 9, 2, 1, 10, 2, 6, 6, 7, 4, 4, 4, 5, 9, 10, 7, 10, 2, 8, 5, 1
  216. Successes: 32
  217. <Corsava> $40d10
  218. <Navi> Corsava: 9, 9, 1, 8, 9, 7, 6, 10, 4, 7, 9, 6, 3, 2, 9, 6, 6, 8, 4, 5, 6, 5, 6, 10, 10, 2, 1, 10, 9, 1, 2, 1, 5, 4, 6, 9, 4, 10, 4, 4
  219. Successes: 31
  220. <DM> *At once, Ahlma pulls her own pair of curved Gerudo blades out, the powers of Twinrova wrapping around each one in Fire and Ice, respectively. She tries to fend off your attacks!
  221. <DM> $35d10 Ahlma
  222. <Navi> DM: 1, 6, 10, 1, 10, 6, 3, 6, 8, 2, 8, 9, 10, 4, 1, 5, 5, 5, 5, 4, 9, 1, 10, 5, 4, 8, 7, 7, 4, 7, 6, 5, 4, 5, 1 (Ahlma)
  223. Successes: 27
  224. <DM> *She deflects your first strike, but you spin around and deflect her other blade, doing a fast strike to her frontside, then blinking around back to slice her across the back!
  225. <Corsava> /reroll 1st attack
  226. <Corsava> $40d10
  227. <Navi> Corsava: 10, 7, 2, 7, 7, 8, 3, 10, 9, 1, 10, 9, 1, 1, 2, 2, 1, 3, 9, 8, 8, 8, 4, 8, 10, 7, 9, 9, 6, 7, 10, 8, 10, 9, 6, 8, 2, 6, 3, 5
  228. Successes: 34
  229. <DM> *Suddenly, you flip back around to her frontside, and you strike again! However... another reroll is tossed at you, this time from Koume! Reroll that first strike again!
  230. <Corsava> $40d10
  231. <Navi> Corsava: 5, 3, 3, 1, 8, 3, 1, 8, 5, 7, 1, 5, 6, 1, 7, 7, 1, 5, 2, 2, 1, 7, 5, 2, 5, 1, 1, 2, 3, 1, 3, 7, 4, 5, 8, 5, 2, 3, 2, 5
  232. Successes: 18
  233. <DM> *A hand of ice slaps your re-strike away as Ahlma's cold burning eyes look down upon you.
  234. <DM> *Despite this, you flip upwards, over her head, ready to fire Siege Blast at her from above.
  235. <DM> *Also, she took... lessee, she's got 5 Armor from the combination of her breastplate and her apparently armored clothes, so.... you did a total of 8 damage from those two slices.
  236. <Corsava> $46d10
  237. <Navi> Corsava: 4, 5, 6, 3, 3, 6, 9, 7, 9, 2, 9, 1, 2, 8, 9, 9, 1, 2, 3, 5, 10, 5, 3, 10, 3, 8, 6, 5, 4, 10, 2, 6, 5, 4, 8, 2, 8, 4, 5, 2, 6, 8, 1, 8, 6, 9
  238. Successes: 31
  239. <DM> *You fire the Siege Blast at her, expecting it to blast her out of the sky, but...
  240. <DM> *With a platform of ice forming below her, she rapidly spins around with both swords out, reflecting your Siege Blast back at you with a classic Gerudo KAITEN!
  241. <DM> *Whelp, roll Power against your attack to defend it.
  242. * Corsava Reflects with Desert Cape
  243. <DM> *She then tries something herself...
  244. <DM> $1d3
  245. <Navi> DM: 3
  246. Total: 3
  247. <DM> *She chucks a reroll at that.
  248. <DM> $1d3
  249. <Navi> DM: 2
  250. Total: 2
  251. <DM> *Annnd it looks like the mirage you gave her last session fails to work on her, as she has failed to look at her own reflection, eating the full siege blast...
  252. <DM> $37d10 Ahlma
  253. <Navi> DM: 10, 10, 2, 3, 3, 1, 6, 8, 4, 10, 10, 2, 3, 2, 1, 7, 2, 5, 9, 6, 1, 7, 2, 3, 7, 6, 10, 3, 5, 5, 2, 4, 8, 2, 7, 10, 2 (Ahlma)
  254. Successes: 25
  255. <DM> *Your Siege Blast blasts towards her, then is reflected back at you, before getting Fox-reflected back at her, which she tries to phase through with a mirage, but it fails, resulting in her trying to strike the blast down with her blades!
  256. <DM> *Thanks to the Power Siphon, it ultimately hits her, blasting her out of the air and into the blood fountain below, in an bright explosion that shakes the very room! You kindly surf off the edge of the explosion and back into the bloodied waters, and for a moment, as you take in the nuclear sights, you see clearly through the Madness...
  257. <DM> *The great blast finally calms down, and from it, you see Ahlma. She stands back up, but with a great hole in her chest, blasted outwards by your attack. Her eyes have turned back to normal as she looks back at you.
  258. <DM> *She looks down at the hole in her body, rapidly shrinking as it gets filled in with her own blood, then back at you.
  259. <DM> [Ahlma]: You... You did this...
  260. <Corsava> "I really don't understand what's going on."
  261. <Corsava> "Are you still possessed?"
  262. <Corsava> "If you're not possessed slap me."
  263. <DM> [Zant]: Why don't you check and see through the Lens of Truth? Surely, it will reveal all to you!
  264. <Corsava> "...What is your fetish for the Lens of Truth?"
  265. <Corsava> "Mark, what do you make of this?"
  266. <DM> *A man named Mark steps in briefly, only to get swatted away by a backhand from the DM.
  267. <DM> *Zant appears next to your mark-covered hand, inspecting it with an eyeglass.
  268. <DM> [Zant]: Hmm, I don't know, I'd say I make of it with... hmm...
  269. <DM> [Zant]: I guess you'll have to find out for yourself!
  270. <DM> *You see Ahlma try to walk towards you to slap you...
  271. <DM> [Koume]: Ahlma dear, what are you doing?
  272. <DM> [Kotake]: You'll suppose to kill her, not reprimand her!
  273. <Corsava> "Don't worry, I have a way to not accidentally kill you. I might rough you up some if you come under possession again."
  274. <DM> *A layer of ice fills the hole in her chest. It blazes outwards before reintegrating and regenerating the hole, returning her back to hole-less wholesome state.
  275. <Corsava> "But I have plenty of healing potions to help you after."
  276. <DM> *She stops, about halfway towards you. She then raises one of her blades, as if to stop you.... but then puts it at her own throat.
  277. <DM> [Ahlma]: And? What about bringing me back from the dead?
  278. <Corsava> "...fine."
  279. <Corsava> "Look, you win, okay."
  280. <DM> *She raises an eyebrow, clearly confused by your sudden turnaround.
  281. <Corsava> "I don't want you to die. I don't have a way to fix that..."
  282. <DM> [Ahlma]: Then why did you let go so quickly?
  283. <DM> [Ahlma]: You didn't even try to stop yourself.
  284. <DM> [Ahlma]: You just... let me go.
  285. <Corsava> "Because you told me to! I tried to loosen my grip and it wouldn't work."
  286. <DM> [Koume]: Kyeheheheh, she tries to defend herself, but she can only hurt others!
  287. <Corsava> "I didn't know if it was my mark, or the madness, or if it was for the best or worst, but I felt you losing consciousness and I got terrified."
  288. <DM> [Kotake]: Did you even try to do a Power roll against yourself?
  289. * DM slaps Kotake for a moment.
  290. <Corsava> "I gather everything I can to cover every eventuality, but I can't protect against myself."
  291. <Corsava> "Maybe it would be better for you to just kill me and find a way out."
  292. <DM> *Nabooru suddenly gets in the way.
  293. <DM> [Nabooru]: Wait, no, you... you can't do that!
  294. <DM> [Nabooru]: You can't just die and... and.. give up on me!
  295. <Corsava> "I'm not giving up on you, or anyone, but I *can't* let Ahlma die."
  296. <Corsava> "She's too strong for me to Magnetic Gloves away her weapon"
  297. <Corsava> "The Witches are too wise for me to use magic"
  298. <DM> *Although you're speaking back to your mark, you can see that Ahlma is hearing your words. She starts grimacing, as if struggling against herself. Through your Spirit Vision, you can see the chains rattling...
  299. <Corsava> "It's kind of just checkmate, mate."
  300. <Corsava> "Sometimes, you've just got to take the L."
  301. <DM> [Nabooru]: The L?
  302. <Corsava> "Loss."
  303. <Corsava> "Sometimes it's better to lose than to win a terrible prize."
  304. <DM> [Zant]: Oh, I thought you were gonna say-
  305. <DM> *Nabooru stops, takes a single hand to the Zant illusion, and immediately snaps his neck, chucking him to the side.
  306. <DM> [Nabooru]: I see... Well then, if that's how you want to go about this...
  307. <DM> *The mark's form changes from Nabooru to your old, dark-clothed friend with a face of literal darkness.
  308. <DM> [Bloodwind]: Let's do this my way then.
  309. <DM> *He looks back at you through his cloak of darkness.
  310. <DM> [Bloodwind]: Do you trust me?
  311. <Corsava> [sigh] The person you're choosing to appear as? No. But, you, my partner, yes."
  312. <Corsava> "Just, whatever you do, please don't hurt her."
  313. <DM> *As he speaks, you can see the Gerudo corpses at the fringes of your vision slowly become covered in blood, zombie-oozing towards you, groaning in despair.
  314. <DM> [Bloodwind]: Very well.
  315. <Corsava> "Oh boy, more hallucinating..."
  316. <DM> *The vision of him fades away, and at once, the Dark Mark manifests itself around your hand... around both your hands this time. Snake-like ribbons of darkness reach outwards from them, and then...
  317. <DM> *You feel yourself lurched forwards towards Ahlma, your blades at the ready! Do you go with it or resist it?
  318. <Corsava> I really wish you would explain the plan to me...
  319. <Corsava> I'll go with it.
  320. <DM> [Bloodwind]: Oh, but if I did that, she'd see right through you.
  321. <DM> [Koume]: Now, Ahlma... Get rid of her...
  322. <DM> [Kotake]: And bury this curse, our dark powers, forever!
  323. <DM> *Ahlma raises her blades, one blazing in Kotake's soul, and the edge of the other blade sharpened by Koume's ice!
  324. <DM> [Bloodwind]: Now, close the gap.
  325. <DM> [Bloodwind]: Without stabbing yourself on her blades, if you don't mind.
  326. <Corsava> Fine. [rushes in]
  327. <Corsava> (support action was mirage)
  328. <DM> *You sneak in a Mirage before clashing with Ahlma...
  329. <DM> *Round 3, GO!
  330. * Corsava merges my swords into the broken bow, and fires a Bouncy arrow, aiming to knock the swords out of her hands
  331. <DM> *Roll it!
  332. <Corsava> Roll your Courage +25 dice + projectile’s attack bonus vs. targets’ stat that the projectile hits
  333.  
  334. Damage: Uses the projectile’s Damage Modifier
  335. <Corsava> ATTACK: Roll your attacking stat vs. targets’ Courage stat
  336.  
  337. Damage: +0
  338. <Corsava> $50d10
  339. <Navi> Corsava: 1, 10, 2, 9, 3, 2, 9, 8, 6, 5, 9, 10, 7, 5, 3, 7, 2, 6, 8, 10, 8, 6, 2, 7, 1, 7, 3, 8, 10, 2, 7, 8, 4, 9, 8, 1, 9, 4, 9, 5, 3, 4, 10, 5, 10, 1, 4, 8, 3, 1
  340. Successes: 37
  341. <DM> *Because it worked so well the last time, she tries to do yet another KAITEN on your Bouncing Arrow!
  342. <DM> *However, because your target is the swords, and not her, the Kaiten does NOT automatically redirect itself back at you.
  343. <DM> *Kay, Corsava = 1, Koume = 2, Kotake = 3, Ahlma = 4
  344. <DM> $1d4
  345. <Navi> DM: 2
  346. Total: 2
  347. <DM> *Alright, how this madness works is... sigh.
  348. <DM> *Your own perception of madness warps into your bouncing attack! The arrow strikes the Kotake blade, who spins it around in a ring of fire, reflecting it back at you! But she failed to account for its natural bounciness. It reflects back at her, but because the madness can't differentiate her from her partner, it then redirects at Koume, who then attempts to spin it back at you, but the Kaiten was done by Ahlma, not then, preventing them from attempting a second Kaiten....
  349. <DM> *Uhh...
  350. <DM> *In a nutshell, your Bouncing Arrow spins, twirls, and Fox-reflects back and forth between Ahlma's two blades as she's doing a Kaiten, thus ping-ponging around her before eventually knocking both swords out of her hand, splitting off Koume & Kotake's Twinrova form!
  351. <DM> *The two witches materialize at the ends of each room, returning to their broomsticks. They try to fly in at you on their own elemental boosterjets!
  352. <DM> [Koume]: You're not getting her THAT easily!
  353. <DM> [Kotake]: You still have to deal with us!
  354. <DM> *Koume raises several spheres of ice, whilst Kotake readies another Ruby Inferno.
  355. <Corsava> "Quick question, are your lives in any way tied to your spirit gems?"
  356. <Corsava> "Just out of curiosity."
  357. <DM> [Koume]: Wha-
  358. <Corsava> "Like, if you had to guess."
  359. <DM> [Kotake]: IGNORE HER AND FIRE!
  360. <Corsava> You fools. It's still my turn!
  361. <Corsava> [draws both of their spirit gems, one in each hand]
  362. <DM> *They're about to launch their attacks when you Dio them to halt.
  363. <Corsava> *puts the gems in my magic shackles*
  364. <DM> [Koume]: W-w-wait don't do-
  365. <DM> [Kotake]: FIRE EVERYTHING!
  366. <Corsava> "You get a time out."
  367. <DM> *Both Koume and Kotake launch their attacks in full! Do you:
  368. - Defend their attacks?
  369. - Or choose to shackle the gems?
  370. <Corsava> Shackle the gems.
  371. <DM> [Bloodwind]: Not part of the plan, but... You get a pass.
  372. <DM> *You strike at the gems, reducing them to 1 Heart, but they don't have a Hearts stat, so instead, you just bind and shackle them! At once, the souls of Koume and Kotake become shackled in chains, just like the chains they were wrapping around Ahlma!
  373. <DM> *However... since you chose to shackle the gems, you failed to defend against the already-launched attacks.
  374. <Corsava> Ahlma, a Kaiten would come in clutch but if you can't do it in time no pressure!
  375. <DM> *Unfortunately for you, Ahlma has already used Kaiten this turn! Also, your words get engulfed in a pair of sure-to-cause-death attacks.
  376. <DM> *Spheres of ice bat you around, stabbing through every part of your body, freezing you into a crystallized statue, before shattering in every direction from a conflagration of flames!
  377. <DM> *Congratulations Corsava. You sealed the witches... and died in the process!
  378. <Corsava> $1d3
  379. <Navi> Corsava: 1
  380. Total: 1
  381. <Corsava> ...
  382. <Corsava> [dabs]
  383. <DM> *Koume would throw a reroll at you, but.... her soul is shackled in chains!
  384. <DM> *SHE'S FROZEN SOLID.
  385. <DM> *With destruction occurring inside and all around you, you alternate from one dab to another in your mirage, doing some Michael Jackson spins as you groove out to the explosions!
  386. <DM> *You then proceed to moonwalk towards Ahlma, spin around, and put your hands on her throat.
  387. <DM> [Bloodwind]: It's showtime!
  388. <Corsava> "Many confuse."
  389. <DM> *The incarnate's dark form vanishes, and you just remember his words, asking you to trust him.
  390. * Corsava closes my eyes and sighs "I don't know what I'm doing, but he promised we wouldn't seriously hurt you, Ahlma. I'm going out on a limb here."
  391. <DM> *At once, black snakes extend from both of your hands, wrapping around Ahlma, squeezing around and constricting her, first around her neck, then down around the rest of her body. As she becomes consumed in blackness, she tries to utter out a few words...
  392. <DM> [Ahlma]: You... won't let me die.
  393. <DM> [Ahlma]: Please... don't... let me die...
  394. <Corsava> "I promise."
  395. <DM> *You see your mark envelop her completely, and at once, the blood figures in the back of the room stop. The screeches of the witches have gone silent, and all you hear is a single heartbeat...
  396. <Corsava> "My heartbeat..."
  397. <DM> [Incarnate]: Took you long enough to get it.
  398. <DM> *You hear, for the first time, the actual voice of your Dark Mark Incarnate, not warped into another being. It... sounds like a hollow version of yourself.
  399. <DM> [Incarnate]: Well then, let's see what I can do here.
  400. <DM> *Through your Spirit Vision, you notice the Incarnate weaving into Ahlma's soul, and steadily unthreading the needle caused by the dark powers that have taken ahold of her. You still feel her breathing just barely through the black weave covering her, though you don't hear a heartbeat.
  401. <DM> *All around you, the blood figures slowly make their way towards you. Koume and Kotake seem to just melt into the ooze as the blood passes over them...
  402. <DM> *You feel yourself begin to sink and sink...
  403. <Corsava> "Should I fight the blood figures to buy you time? Or are they not a problem?"
  404. <DM> [Incarnate]: Hold on, I'm focusing here- wait... blood figures?
  405. <Corsava> "I just need a yes or no."
  406. <DM> [Incarnate]: That's just the madness, isn't it-
  407. * Corsava charges up Inverse Kaiten, backing up towards Incarnate and Ahlma defensively
  408. <DM> *Before Incarnate can finish its sentence, a spear of blood suddenly pierces through the black encasing and through Ahlma. The weaving begins to undo itself from her face, and you see her awe-struck eyes with blood beginning to trickle out of her mouth.
  409. <DM> *You just barely dodge the spear of blood yourself, deflecting it to the side instinctively while charging the Inverse Kaiten.
  410. <DM> [Ahlma]: It... it returns...
  411. <DM> [Ahlma]: Corsava... run...
  412. <Corsava> "Not happening, sorry."
  413. <DM> [Incarnate]: The heck just hit me?!
  414. <Corsava> "Incarnate, focus on her. It was the blood things. I'll focus on them."
  415. <Corsava> "Use Cover or Inverse Cover on me, whichever means that I get hit instead of you if you would be targeted."
  416. <Corsava> "This game is convoluted as heck, and I don't know which one it is."
  417. <DM> [Incarnate]: I'M NOT A PROFILE, YOU IDIOT!
  418. <Corsava> "See previous sentence."
  419. <DM> [Incarnate]: AAAAAARRRRRRRRGH!
  420. <DM> *Incarnate proceeds to try and wrap Ahlma back up again, this time a bit more... protectively.
  421. <DM> *You suddenly feel someone massaging your shoulders, with skinny fingers digging into your skin.
  422. <DM> [Zant]: Why don't you use the Lens of Truth on it?
  423. <DM> [Zant]: Then you can see its true form. Let the truth set you free...
  424. <Corsava> "Do you come every time someone uses the Lens of Truth or something?"
  425. <Corsava> "Do you have like a marketing deal with it?"
  426. <Corsava> "Seriously. What is your deal with the Lens of Truth?"
  427. <DM> [Zant]: Quite so! A black market deal, in fact!
  428. <DM> [Zant]: In fact, you could say...
  429. <DM> *Suddenly, the Lens of Truth begins to levitate out of your inventory and out in front of you! The spirit of Zant gets sucked up into the Lens of Truth, and at once, the bloodbath around you turns into crashing ocean waves of red!
  430. <DM> *In other words, you now find yourself in The Shining.
  431. <Corsava> I'm so confused.
  432. <DM> [Lens of Truth]: Well then, allow me to exposition-
  433. <DM> *A burst of flames strikes the Lens of Truth.
  434. <DM> [Kotake]: NOT THIS TIME, YOU EVIL DOUCHEBAG!
  435. <DM> *A cylinder of ice lands on the Lens of Truth from above, crushing it into the ground.
  436. <DM> [Koume]: Spontaneous paragraphs of expositioning is OUR power, not yours!
  437. <DM> *Corsava, you suddenly feel the Spirit Gems glowing with power once more. Would you like to release the shackles?
  438. <Corsava> ...sure, why not.
  439. <Corsava> Wait, they don't need to be released to talk.
  440. <DM> [Koume]: Kyeheheheh...
  441. <DM> [Kotake]: We can talk...
  442. <DM> [Koume]: FROM BEYOND THE GRAAAAVE!
  443. <DM> [Kotake]: YOU'LL NEVER ESCAPE OUR BANTER, KYEHEHEHEHEH!
  444. <Corsava> Well, I mean, you can exposit with the shackles on.
  445. <DM> [Koume]: Oh yes, that's true.
  446. <Corsava> also, the verb would be expositing, not expositioning.
  447. <DM> [Kotake]: But if you want our powers back, release the shackles.
  448. <DM> [Koume]: Release the kraken!
  449. <DM> [Kotake]: RELEASE THE LASER SHARKS!
  450. <Corsava> "Do you pinkie promise not to betray us?"
  451. <DM> [Koume]: You dumb fool...
  452. <DM> [Kotake]: We weren't betraying you...
  453. <DM> [Koume]: We were betraying ourselves.
  454. <Corsava> "Fuck it, good enough for government work."
  455. * Corsava releases the shackles
  456. <DM> [Kotake]: We tried to atone for our atrocities-
  457. <DM> [Koume]: But enough exposition...
  458. <DM> [Kotake]: Let's DANCE!
  459. <DM> *At once, the shackles shatter, you become engulfed in a dance of fire and ice. Your elemental twintails return, you gain jet powers, and your bust returns.
  460. <DM> *The two gems whirl around you before merging together to form a singular unified gem on your forehead. Welcome back, Twinrova: Corsava Edition!
  461. <DM> *The Lens of Truth emerges from the cylinder of ice, and from the spikes of madness that adorn it, a beast appears, sucking up all the blood in the room towards a single form...
  462. <DM> [Lens of Truth]: Allow me to show you... my TRUE form!
  463. <Corsava> "Which...is...?"
  464. <DM> *Finally, the blood coalesces, transforming into a great beast, but right when you think it's about to become a great beast, it shrinks back down into...
  465. <DM> *The god darned Mirror you were dealing with just a bit ago.
  466. <DM> [Mirror of Truth]: I am but a reflection of your true self. Your carnal desires. Your primal form.
  467. <Corsava> "Why is my primal form such a dick?"
  468. <DM> [Incarnate]: Can you shut that thing up before I come over there and strangle both of you?
  469. <DM> [Mirror of Truth]: The primal form is only a reflection of what's inside you. You're the dick, Corsava, not me.
  470. <Corsava> "Well, looks like I've got to destroy my carnal desires. Ahlma's loss, I guess."
  471. <DM> *From inside the black weaving of the Incarnate, Ahlma tries to pipe up.
  472. <Corsava> "Incarnate, can I get a zing? Or an F in the chat?"
  473. <DM> [Ahlma]: Wait what-
  474. <DM> [Incarnate]: I'm gonna strangle you after this.
  475. <Corsava> "Noted."
  476. <Corsava> "Now, mirror, you are trying to block me eh? You cannot block me shtoyul"
  477. <DM> *The mirror tries to block you, but Facebook stops it, and DM shotguns a Mark Zuckerberg from beyond the fourth- OH MY GOD, MARK WAS REAL!
  478. <DM> WHAT HAVE YOU DONE
  479. <DM> YOU CALLED THE NAME "MARK" EARLIER
  480. <DM> WHAT IS THIS
  481. <DM> *Before you, Corsava, you appear. Not you, but the robotic face of Mark Zuckerberg overlaid on your face- wait wrong universe.
  482. <Corsava> "Is this a...mirror match?"
  483. <DM> [Mirror of Truth]: What am I, Dark Link?
  484. <DM> [Mirror of Truth]: No, you fool, I'll be crushing you... with your own potential!
  485. <Corsava> "Unfortunately for you, I know the glaring weakness with my own build."
  486. <DM> *You appear before yourself, holding out the head of Ganondorf to the side. You (the copy) then crushes that head, showing you the back of your own hand with the glowing mark of a golden triangle...
  487. <DM> [Mirror of Truth]: Your primal form.
  488. <Corsava> "Is that real?"
  489. <Corsava> "The Triforce of Power imprinted on...the Lens of Truth?"
  490. <DM> *Power suddenly befalls upon your copy, growing to ten times your size. Her muscles bulge outwards, turning nearly black, her armor transforming itself to accommodate the greater body. Her Broken Blade swords turn into great claymores, each wielded by a single hand.
  491. <DM> [Mirror of Truth]: This is you. The you that you could have chosen to be... but chose not to!
  492. <Corsava> "Yeah, I know."
  493. <Corsava> "But...I also don't want to be that me, so..."
  494. <Corsava> "I don't know what to tell you. Cool abs?"
  495. <DM> *As you respect its spectacularly oversized abs, the great beast raises one of the claymores then descends it upon you, enhanced by the power of its abs! Roll Power to defend!
  496. <DM> $150d10 Primal Corsava
  497. <Navi> DM: 9, 2, 10, 8, 4, 2, 3, 3, 6, 7, 2, 3, 1, 9, 5, 1, 1, 1, 10, 4, 8, 10, 7, 3, 1, 7, 5, 9, 6, 8, 2, 4, 1, 4, 4, 7, 8, 9, 3, 4, 6, 10, 2, 7, 5, 6, 5, 6, 3, 4, 3, 10, 5, 1, 1, 10, 3, 7, 6, 2, 5, 8, 10, 8, 3, 1, 9, 5, 5, 9, 2, 6, 3, 5, 7, 2, 6, 7, 1, 2, 7, 3, 10, 1, 4, 5, 6, 6, 7, 8, 2, 4, 4, 8, 2, 6, 10, 9, 9, 6, 3, 1, 4, 5, 7, 1, 1, 7, 5, 6, 4, 7, 9, 10, 4, 3, 3, 9, 6, 5, 6, 2, 2, 6, 2, 6, 6, 9, 2, 9, 4, 1, 5, 2, 9, 1, 4, 6, 4, 8, 8, 9, 4... (Primal Corsava)
  498. Successes: 94
  499. <DM> [Mirror of Truth]: This... is TRUE power!
  500. * Corsava uses Quick Swap to put on the Spellweave Plate and Empower Defense chucking away Light
  501. <Corsava> $1d3
  502. <Navi> Corsava: 3
  503. Total: 3
  504. <Corsava> $1d3
  505. <Navi> Corsava: 3
  506. Total: 3
  507. <DM> *From underneath the weave of the Incarnate, Ahlma spits out a reroll point at you!
  508. <Corsava> $1d3
  509. <Navi> Corsava: 2
  510. Total: 2
  511. <Corsava> Hey, Koume, Kotake, you in on this?"
  512. <DM> *Whelp, so much for "third time's the charm".
  513. <DM> [Koume]: Sadly dear...
  514. <DM> [Kotake]: Since we're part of you now...
  515. <DM> [Koume]: I'm lacking my inventory.
  516. <DM> [Kotake]: And the bacon.
  517. <Corsava> "Inventory?"
  518. <Corsava> "We're GERUDO"
  519. <Corsava> "We get one for free."
  520. <DM> .......
  521. <DM> *Okay, for that logic...
  522. * DM gives you one last reroll, you twit.
  523. <Corsava> $1d3
  524. <Navi> Corsava: 1
  525. Total: 1
  526. * DM buries himself in his own regrets.
  527. <DM> *You suddenly yeet out of existence, dodging the first attack! The force of Primal Corsava's blade completely obliterates the ground you were just standing out, the singular force of it shattering the boundaries of the fountain entirely.
  528. <DM> *The Incarnate-wrapped Ahlma shakes and bobs to the side, nearly choking her to death.
  529. <Corsava> "Power is great, but you know what's greater than power?"
  530. <DM> [Incarnate]: I'm workin' over here!
  531. <DM> [Mirror of Truth]: Truth?
  532. <Corsava> *wimbly hand*
  533. <Corsava> "I was going to say love, or friends, or something. I hadn't made up my mind all the way."
  534. <Corsava> "Anyway, is your turn over?"
  535. <DM> *The Primal Corsava just.... stares back at you.
  536. <DM> *It was about to drop its second sword on your face, but your stupid response has officially stunned it.
  537. <DM> *Whelp, your turn.
  538. <Corsava> "Oh fuck you, what power do I have that doesn't have a crazy charge up that lets me attack twice?!"
  539. * Corsava Inverse Kaiten
  540. <DM> [Koume]: Hold on, Corsava, I think I know that form...
  541. <Corsava> Do you have a suggestion, then?
  542. <DM> [Kotake]: That's the form of Ganon! Except on you, so your hair is longer...
  543. <DM> [Koume]: If that really is Ganon's form, then... it should have a weak point...
  544. <DM> [Kotake]: I don't know, does Corsava grow a tail when she turns primal?
  545. <Corsava> "Oh, sick. How will I know? Obviously it won't be a big glowing obvious thing."
  546. <Corsava> "..."
  547. * Corsava considers her words
  548. <DM> *The form of Ganon- err Primal Corsava is too great to really see around, but you do hear the wind of something slowly wagging back and forth from behind it.
  549. * Corsava uses Inverse Kaiten, moving to get between her legs and attack the tail.
  550. <DM> *The great beast looks down at you, two white, glowing eyes ready to feast on your tiny body...
  551. <DM> *You expect a creature of this size to be unable to dodge you, but it swiftly moves its blades in front of its body, trying to deflect your attack!
  552. <Corsava> I don't have a way to deflect weapon attacks...
  553. <DM> [Koume]: We can get you around two of them.
  554. <Corsava> You are *not* a very good reflection of me.
  555. <Corsava> "Well, let's do it."
  556. <DM> *The Primal beast breathes some steam out of the sides of its mouth, readying to strike you down once more!
  557. <Corsava> "Where's a twink in green when you need one?"
  558. <DM> *Your words trigger Ganon- I mean Primal Corsava, causing her to look away for the first attack.
  559. <DM> *Roll away!
  560. <Corsava> $50d10
  561. <Navi> Corsava: 6, 8, 4, 2, 8, 5, 7, 5, 3, 7, 1, 2, 4, 8, 8, 2, 9, 2, 8, 8, 7, 6, 7, 1, 5, 7, 8, 3, 9, 4, 5, 7, 1, 9, 8, 2, 8, 10, 5, 3, 9, 8, 7, 1, 8, 5, 9, 9, 4, 10
  562. Successes: 36
  563. <Corsava> $50d10
  564. <Navi> Corsava: 5, 2, 9, 6, 1, 10, 7, 1, 1, 4, 8, 4, 5, 9, 5, 5, 5, 8, 5, 3, 5, 2, 9, 6, 2, 5, 6, 9, 4, 10, 8, 4, 1, 1, 2, 9, 9, 2, 3, 8, 8, 8, 9, 10, 4, 9, 9, 2, 6, 8
  565. Successes: 35
  566. <Corsava> $50d10
  567. <Navi> Corsava: 6, 3, 2, 6, 4, 9, 8, 6, 7, 1, 5, 4, 5, 3, 4, 8, 3, 4, 10, 2, 1, 2, 8, 4, 6, 3, 10, 2, 3, 8, 10, 8, 6, 9, 8, 1, 8, 4, 10, 4, 9, 10, 4, 3, 6, 5, 7, 3, 2, 6
  568. Successes: 32
  569. <DM> *Your first attack automatically lands, but as you try to slide to her backside, she suddenly whirls around with the speed of a Gerudo and tries to deflect your other two attacks!
  570. <DM> $55d10
  571. <Navi> DM: 3, 5, 3, 5, 3, 3, 4, 6, 3, 10, 1, 8, 3, 9, 7, 7, 10, 1, 4, 2, 6, 1, 1, 7, 8, 3, 3, 6, 9, 1, 7, 7, 3, 3, 8, 6, 3, 2, 9, 8, 2, 10, 2, 5, 3, 4, 2, 6, 6, 10, 2, 9, 2, 4, 5
  572. Successes: 31
  573. <DM> *With her own Spirit Power, she runs a reroll on herself!
  574. <DM> $55d10
  575. <Navi> DM: 3, 5, 9, 4, 2, 6, 2, 2, 4, 5, 1, 2, 6, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 7, 1, 4, 3, 7, 2, 2, 8, 3, 7, 4, 2, 6, 5, 9, 1, 7, 7, 6, 7, 8, 9, 6, 6, 7, 2, 1, 2, 4, 7, 7, 8, 8, 8, 3, 7, 1
  576. Successes: 30
  577. <Corsava> "Hey, you know that glaring weakness I told you about?"
  578. <DM> *It seems the green man in the background brought his fairy along with him.
  579. <Corsava> "It's that Navi hates me. And if you're a more powerful me, then she must hate you more."
  580. <DM> *Navi flies up from the green man spins around Primal Corsava with HEY, LISTEN, HELLO, HELLO, HEY, LISTEN, HEY, HEY, HEEEEEEEEY!!
  581. <DM> *Your second strike lands, and you finally sneak to the backside, where you do indeed see a tail! You strike at it, stunning the great beast!
  582. <DM> *You then leap into the skies, above the ceiling of the room (what) in order to get over her head, looking your primal self in the eyes.
  583. <Corsava> EFFECT 2: If all three hit, target receives Open Tendons:
  584. Once per turn, if the target attacks or defends, target takes 10% of his Maximum Hearts as Neutral Damage.
  585. <DM> *Primal Corsava starts bleeding everywhere, thanks to Open Tendons.
  586. <Corsava> $60d10
  587. <Navi> Corsava: 5, 4, 4, 10, 9, 5, 10, 6, 3, 10, 4, 1, 8, 6, 7, 10, 6, 3, 7, 7, 4, 9, 3, 6, 6, 1, 2, 3, 10, 5, 2, 2, 6, 1, 5, 4, 4, 7, 4, 5, 5, 10, 5, 8, 6, 1, 9, 5, 4, 4, 2, 10, 9, 5, 3, 6, 7, 2, 2, 4
  588. Successes: 42
  589. <DM> *Also, as confirmed in the voicechat... thanks to your Power siphoning, you load the Great Sword of the Desert's Champion into your Broken Bow, combining it with a Siege Blast! With the Ganonified form of you staring herself down at the claymore that used to be hers, you launch it!
  590. <DM> *And since she's stunned from the tail, she can't defend!
  591.  
  592. Damage: +20
  593. EFFECT: If it hits, target receives Penumbra’s Curse:
  594. Target rolls twice anytime they defend, and they’re forced to take the lower roll.
  595.  
  596. <DM> *Your Broken Bow strike hits, dealing 42 + 20 + 20 = 82 damage!
  597. * Corsava aims for one of the eyes
  598. <DM> *The claymore lands square into one of its eyes, before promptly exploding from the Siege Blast! Her head becomes engulfed in a shockwave, flinging your Claymore back towards the ground as you whirl backwards into the air, still flying from your jet flames and ice.
  599. <DM> *Lessee, add the 27, and that's 109 damage!
  600. <DM> *Before you can grab your Claymore though, it ends up in the hands of someone else...
  601. <DM> *An arm stretches out from under the Incarnate's weave, grabbing the Claymore with a single hand. At once, the Incarnate unwraps itself from her, and she reemerges.
  602. <DM> *The Incarnate proceeds to then wrap itself around her hands, clinging it to the Claymore and greatly enhancing her already toned strength.
  603. <DM> *Without turning to look up at you, she speaks...
  604. <DM> [Ahlma]: Corsava...
  605. <Corsava> "I'm sorry about earlier."
  606. <DM> *She holds the great sword out, as if to stop you.
  607. <DM> [Ahlma]: No need.
  608. <DM> [Ahlma]: I understand. I was just... clouded. I thought it was your darkness, but it was actually the darkness in my heart...
  609. <DM> [/Kingdom Hearts]
  610. <DM> [Mirror of Truth]: Ahh, so the great warrior returns! Let's see who you could have become...
  611. <Corsava> "Oh no...brace yourself, there's no way it won't be hot, but don't let the attractive nature of its new form distract you."
  612. <DM> *The Mirror of Truth tries to manifest another, second form, for Ahlma. You see something try to emerge, but it's shunned out by the light - by the Gerudo sun.
  613. <DM> *Reflecting off Ahlma's blade, a bright ray of light shines down from the sky, blinding the Primal Corsava in light.
  614. <DM> [Ahlma]: Corsava...
  615. <DM> [Ahlma]: Drive me closer. I want to hit them with my sword.
  616. * Corsava loads Ahlma into the Broken Bow
  617. * DM yeets himself out the nearest window.
  618. <DM> *You float down to her, about to hold her in an embrace, when...
  619. <DM> *She looks up at you, resolution in her eyes. She seems to accept what you're about to do...
  620. <Corsava> *Oh my god, I'm kidding. I carry her there XD*
  621. <DM> *And then you load her into the Broken Bow, you monster.
  622. <DM> *Sword and all.
  623. <DM> [Ahlma]: Wait, no, NOT LIKE THIS!
  624. <DM> [Koume]: Prepare for trouble!
  625. <DM> [Kotake]: AND MAKE IT DOUBLE, KYEHEHEHEH!
  626. <DM> *Thanks to the jet flames and ice of Koume and Kotake, they actively aid you expanding both your grip and the Broken Bow into accommodating a woman of her tall stature, and a great blade the size of her.
  627. <DM> *Round... lessee that, was 4, so...
  628. <DM> *Round 5, go!
  629. <DM> *Primal Corsava finally unfreezes from the stun, and at once, she immediately flails around, striking randomly at the walls, floor, and ceiling around her, each strike causing her to bleed out from Open Tendons.
  630. <DM> *Okay, roll your Broken Bow attack, plus a roll of +40 from Ahlma, +30 Koume, and +30 from Kotake...
  631. <DM> *Roll it!
  632. <Corsava> $160d10
  633. <Navi> Corsava: 7, 2, 7, 10, 7, 2, 5, 9, 6, 5, 8, 4, 3, 4, 6, 9, 6, 4, 10, 8, 7, 6, 10, 6, 4, 5, 5, 3, 6, 2, 6, 5, 2, 7, 8, 3, 8, 10, 2, 3, 1, 9, 3, 9, 6, 6, 5, 4, 9, 4, 9, 10, 4, 7, 3, 9, 3, 7, 5, 4, 4, 8, 8, 5, 9, 7, 8, 4, 5, 8, 8, 4, 3, 8, 3, 7, 9, 10, 6, 6, 5, 6, 10, 9, 9, 9, 5, 8, 5, 2, 7, 9, 8, 6, 8, 1, 4, 10, 1, 5, 10, 7, 10, 6, 10, 2, 10, 1, 8, 2, 9, 10, 3, 2, 2, 7, 10, 5, 7, 1, 8, 7, 10, 9, 1...
  634. Successes: 127
  635. <DM> *The Primal Corsava swings one of its swords to try and block it... or it's just flailing, you're not sure.
  636. <DM> $150d10
  637. <Navi> DM: 4, 7, 2, 2, 7, 2, 7, 2, 2, 9, 9, 6, 3, 8, 4, 10, 3, 6, 4, 6, 6, 9, 4, 6, 8, 3, 8, 5, 2, 7, 6, 8, 10, 9, 5, 2, 2, 2, 4, 1, 7, 6, 4, 1, 9, 6, 6, 9, 7, 8, 7, 2, 3, 8, 6, 3, 3, 3, 6, 5, 3, 9, 4, 4, 6, 6, 6, 4, 8, 5, 1, 8, 6, 1, 2, 9, 6, 4, 3, 1, 8, 5, 10, 2, 5, 4, 10, 1, 6, 2, 9, 1, 6, 2, 2, 3, 8, 10, 9, 8, 8, 10, 10, 4, 7, 7, 2, 9, 4, 8, 8, 6, 5, 9, 6, 5, 6, 2, 1, 2, 3, 7, 2, 1, 4, 10, 3, 3, 9, 9, 9, 5, 8, 2, 7, 8, 1, 1, 8, 5, 3, 7...
  638. Successes: 98
  639. <DM> *It seems the Navi is with you today.
  640. <DM> *You fire the Ahlma out of your build, who also happened to grab your arm as you fired...
  641. <DM> *Congratulations, you found a way to launch yourself and Ahlma at Primal Corsava at the same time.
  642. <DM> *Ahlma proceeds to slash across the top of Primal Corsava's head, using the momentum to first reverse its nose inwards towards its brain with her Great Sword, then drives it down the backside of its head...
  643. <DM> [Ahlma]: Corsava, go!
  644. <DM> *Now on the backside of Primal Corsava, Ahlma flings you... at the Mirror of Truth!
  645. <Orithan> $calc 127-98
  646. <Navi> `127-98` => 29
  647. <DM> *Lessee, 4 flails first, then once to defend the uber bow strike, then another to defend Ahlma's attack...
  648. <DM> $40d10 Ahlma
  649. <Navi> DM: 5, 4, 5, 3, 10, 5, 7, 7, 4, 2, 1, 6, 2, 6, 9, 4, 8, 7, 10, 4, 6, 1, 8, 1, 4, 2, 4, 5, 1, 1, 6, 5, 2, 1, 5, 1, 6, 6, 5, 4 (Ahlma)
  650. Successes: 23
  651. <DM> *There goes 60% of its health, plus damage from the impact, plus Ahlma's strike, plus the damage you did earlier...
  652. <DM> *Yeah, that's somewhere close to around 1000 damage...
  653. * Corsava draws my Scimitars and goes in for an X-Slash
  654. <DM> *Corsava, with your primal self behind you now in the process of becoming splayed open from one end to the other, you continue the momentum and go in for an X-Slash with your swords on the Mirror of Truth, the reflection off the sides of both your blades shining a light from the Gerudo sun between each other into a super powered laser slice! With the reflections reflecting each other, the Mirror of Truth... is only able to reflect the truth on itself.
  655. <DM> *Demise.
  656. <DM> [Mirror of Truth]: No... no...!
  657. <Corsava> $35d10
  658. <Navi> Corsava: 5, 7, 9, 8, 9, 6, 10, 4, 2, 10, 8, 6, 10, 1, 10, 8, 8, 6, 10, 3, 6, 10, 6, 8, 2, 9, 6, 3, 2, 6, 2, 3, 10, 7, 7
  659. Successes: 33
  660. <DM> what in the world
  661. <DM> near-100% success rate
  662. <Corsava> Literally 1/5 dice came up 10
  663. <DM> *You proceed to X-Slash the Mirror of Truth, unleashing its true form... a splintered mirror that now lays in 4 pieces upon the floor.
  664. <DM> *It tries to rise back up to reform itself, but you hit another truth within that attack...
  665. <DM> [Mirror of Truth]: You fool, I cannot be defeated by mere blades! I am immortal! I am eternal! I AM-
  666. <DM> [Navi]: HELLO!
  667. <Corsava> "Get 'im, Navi."
  668. <DM> *Navi whirls around the Mirror of Truth, using her powers as a fairy to revive the Mirror of Truth... except with one slight alteration.
  669. <DM> *Navi is now stuck as reflection inside of the Mirror of Truth.
  670. <DM> [Navi]: HELLO!
  671. <Corsava> "Now we just need the Mirror of Justice and the Mirror of the American Way."
  672. <DM> [Navi]: HEY! LISTEN!
  673. <DM> [Navi]: HEY! HEY! LISTEN! HELLO! LISTEN! WATCH OUT! HEY!
  674. <Corsava> "The Heymaker."
  675. <DM> *Navi repeats this over and over and over, overwhelming the Mirror of Truth with more madness than is mentally possible. For a brief instant, you see a vision of the Happy Mask Man in Lon Lon Ranch feel the recoil from the madness of Navi, and he actually feels PAIN. The vision fades, returning you to your regular screening of a mirror getting Hey'd to death by the Heymaker.
  676. <DM> *Finally, the Mirror of Truth bleeds out from Open Tendons triggering roughly infinity times (in this mirror is a reflection of the mirror of the reflection of the mirror, and so on and so forth, thereby causing infinite recursion by Navi)...
  677. <DM> *The room momentarily becomes submerged in its blood, but because it's all trapped in the reflection, it does not cause yet another universe-imploding alternate ending (thank god). Instead...
  678. <DM> *The Mirror saunters on up to you, snipes the Blast Mask from your inventory, puts it on its own head, and prays for salvation.
  679. * DM rolls for the Blast Mask... except I can't throw Infinity into the roll, so...
  680. <Orithan> $65536d10
  681. <Navi> Orithan: 9, 8, 8, 1, 6, 6, 4, 3, 10, 5, 5, 4, 1, 2, 8, 3, 9, 8, 8, 3, 1, 10, 2, 10, 5, 2, 2, 7, 4, 8, 9, 1, 9, 6, 4, 6, 1, 4, 9, 10, 9, 5, 2, 7, 7, 5, 9, 8, 5, 8, 5, 9, 9, 5, 1, 4, 1, 8, 8, 8, 5, 9, 1, 2, 6, 5, 7, 9, 10, 2, 9, 8, 7, 7, 3, 6, 4, 2, 10, 1, 10, 6, 1, 3, 1, 7, 7, 7, 1, 6, 2, 6, 7, 7, 3, 7, 10, 1, 7, 4, 1, 7, 1, 6, 2, 4, 4, 10, 7, 1, 1, 10, 2, 9, 1, 10, 9, 9, 3, 9, 3, 3, 10, 7, 4, 4, 6, 8, 2, 10, 2, 3, 4, 1, 7, 6...
  682. Successes: 45,779
  683. <DM> *The Blast Mask proceeds to explode inwards, completing the Corsava meme circle, and thanks to the infinite reflections inside...
  684. <DM> *You see a reflection of a universe that once was. Congratulations, Corsava, your Blast Mask just ended a reflection of this world. Rest in pieces, Alternate Dimension.
  685. <DM> *The Blast Mask burps the Mirror of Truth's ashes out and then returns to your inventory.
  686.  
  687. [box=Ashes of Truth][list]
  688. [*][Amount]1[/Amount]
  689. [*][b]DESCRIPTION[/b]: The ashes of the [b]Mirror of Truth[/b], which once promised to show the truth of the world. It finally did... in its reflection.
  690. [/list][/box]
  691.  
  692. <DM> (Add that to your inventory somewhere.)
  693. <DM> (Annnd nuke the Lens of Truth from your inventory.)
  694. <Corsava> "Well...that was...a lot."
  695. <DM> *With the madness of the Cursed Temple having been sucked up by Navi and demolished inside the reflection of the Mirror of Truth, the waters of the nearby Fairy Fountain reappear, emerging from the blood.
  696. * Corsava Gives Ahlma a hug and rests my head on her
  697. <Corsava> "That was...so much."
  698. <Corsava> "I feel like I need to sleep for like, five days straight."
  699. <DM> *She acts stunned for a moment, then... hugs your head back.
  700. <DM> [Ahlma]: I'd like that too, but...
  701. <Corsava> "Do you want to get out of here?"
  702. <DM> *She gently pushes you back.
  703. <DM> [Ahlma]: Yes. Let's get back to our tribe.
  704. <DM> *She gives you a gentle smile, one reminiscent of Nabooru's (the real one) calm expression.
  705. <DM> *She suddenly frowns at you.
  706. <DM> [Ahlma]: ... did you seriously try to launch me from your bow earlier?
  707. <Corsava> "I launch everything from my bow."
  708. <Corsava> "It's my whole schtick."
  709. <Corsava> "I'm like Hawkeye, or Green Arrow."
  710. <Corsava> "I launch things from my bow."
  711. <DM> [Koume]: Who's Hawkeye?
  712. <DM> [Kotake]: What's a Hawk?
  713. <DM> [Koume]: It's a.... actually, what is a Hawk?
  714. <Corsava> https://zelda.gamepedia.com/Hawk
  715. <DM> [Kotake]: Is it a man, or is a Green Arrow?
  716. <DM> *Koume and Kotake look at the referenced link, confirming that Hawks are indeed an actual thing in the Zelda series.
  717. <DM> [Koume]: ... Well I feel stupid.
  718. <DM> *You see Kotake's brain just explode. Except she's a spirit, so she unfortunately has to reconstitute herself.
  719. <DM> *Ahlma meanwhile takes a step towards you and... puts a finger to your lips.
  720. <DM> [Ahlma]: Well if you want me, you'll have to make an exception for me.
  721. * Corsava flushes "I...yeah, absolutely. No more firing you from the bow."
  722. <DM> *She backs away, gripping and twirling the Great Sword of the Desert's Champion around.
  723. <DM> [Ahlma]: In the meantime, we have a war to return to... though I'm not sure how exactly we're-
  724. <Corsava> "Well, in theory, we can probably turn the sand to glass with Koume's fire, and shatter it."
  725. <DM> *Before she can finish her thought, the waters around you suddenly glow brighter, turning into a swirling vision...
  726. <DM> *Your Incarnate wraps yourself back around your hands, safe and sound.
  727. <DM> [Incarnate]: Ack, finally, I'm back. You have no idea how much Ahlma likes stretching ropes, especially with that grip of hers...
  728. <DM> [Incarnate]: Anywho, what's with the swirly vision, did you break reality again?
  729. <Corsava> "Yeah, but I think this is a magic thing."
  730. <Corsava> *walks up and touches it*
  731. <Corsava> "Like, a good one."
  732. <DM> [Incarnate]: Wait, I don't think you're supposed to-
  733. <DM> *You touch it, and at once, the swirly vision wraps around you and Ahlma, swirling the two of you inwards towards a single point. You become... part of the vision. You become...
  734. <DM> -=LOADING=-
  735. <DM> -=LOADING=-
  736. <DM> -=SESSION END=-
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