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Invasion, Part 9 - Gravity of the Situation

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  1. <DM> *LAST TIME ON ZURPG!*
  2. <DM> Having successfully evacuated to the New Deku Tree, the three of you set down roots, preparing for the oncoming siege as you bolstered their defenses with some of your own. Alongside Mido and a still-increasing number of spontaneously named Kokiri, you helped protect the tree. Darte wanted to set some more traps, so he zipped down to set it up, only to accidentally water a plant and gain a pet Deku Baba.
  3. <DM> You had some tough spots in the battle, wrangling with the reviving abilities of Stalchildren, the fireballs of a Deku Babas, and some hardheaded Stalfos. However, when you eventually regrouped (with the Pet Baba hauling Darte back onto the tree), a massive wave of enemies emerged from the forest. It seemed you were about to be in for a wild ride... until Sephiroth reminded us that Maw of the Void is a real spell.
  4. <DM> Between Sephiroth blackholing 41 enemies into a scrunchy void of doom and Melizea combo-attacking with a bunch of siege weapons to Giga Drive Break an Aquamentus into a miniature nuclear explosion, you all successfully held the tree, and blocking the main pass in. However, just when you were getting comfortable in your success, you sensed another danger had snuck its way past you. A creepy crawly danger, in particular...
  5. <DM> okee doke, say ready when ready, and why do I get the feeling one of our fellow folks is asleep...
  6. <DM> -=SESSION START=-
  7. * Melizea stands on guard, her drive blade still pointed upwards.
  8. <DM> *Melizea, hearing the rustle in the foliage above and seeing that singular glowing eye for a moment, on top of your stranger danger sense, you sense something has already infiltrated the tree, while you guys were dealing with the main force up front.
  9. <Melizea> 13h, 0m | +2 Magic Regen (Skill), +3 Regen (Skill) | +7 ATK Dice (Robe +4, Fire Armlet +3), +4 Armor (Armor) | Force Meter: 23 pts | - 5 power | Fiammetta Drive Blade Overheated 3 Rounds | +6 ATK Dice (Spell)
  10. <Melizea> (not sure if battle effects should be wiped out about now)
  11. <DM> (uhh yeah, they should)
  12. <Melizea> "It would appear we have yet another predicament..."
  13. * Melizea looks towards the fallen Mido.
  14. <Darte> (Sorry. Vacuumed while waiting, and thus got dragged into vacuuming more things.)
  15. <Melizea> 13h, 0m | +2 Magic Regen (Skill), +3 Regen (Skill) | +7 ATK Dice (Robe +4, Fire Armlet +3), +4 Armor (Armor) | Force Meter: 23 pts
  16. <DM> *All around the Deku Tree, it's surrounded by a steep cliff and forestry too thick for an army to get in. However... you notice something shine and reflect off the fading sunlight, placed between the branches of the Deku Tree and the surrounding forest.
  17. <Darte> (I'll take that no more +2 turn delay on attack)
  18. <DM> (indeed!)
  19. <DM> *Something very thin and stringy...
  20. <Melizea> "It may be necessary for us to act."
  21. <DM> *The fallen Mido recovers himself from the shock of your previous colossal attacks. He notices you pointing your blade upwards.
  22. <DM> [Mido]: Huh? What's wrong?
  23. <Melizea> "Something's unusual with the Deku Tree, I noticed some eye peeking through the foliage above."
  24. <DM> *From the encroaching dark clouds over Hyrule Field, it finally blots out the sun, and the strings turn invisible.
  25. <DM> [Mido]: Huh? An eye? What're we talkin', a Beamos eye, an Eyegore, a uhh...
  26. <DM> *He freezes all of a sudden at the realization at the last possibility.
  27. * Darte is still blinking vacantly at the utter destruction in the forest before the tree.
  28. <DM> [Mido]: We need to get inside NOW.
  29. * Melizea quickly downs a Chateau Romani.
  30. <Melizea> 13h, 11m
  31. * Sephiroth 's mind quits being on the verge of a constant reboot cycle and downs a Chateau Romani.
  32. <DM> *Nearby, the Pet Baba spits out Darte at the frozen Sephiroth.
  33. * Melizea attempts to head inside the tree.
  34. * Sephiroth follows Melizea
  35. * Darte feels this is an abuse of the circle of life. You're only supposed to go through it once!
  36. <Melizea> "I'll go into camouflage if necessary."
  37. <DM> (well, circle of life, circle of death. Either way, you're always in a circle!)
  38. <Melizea> (and i recently bought a magic cape)
  39. <DM> *You head on in, and the first thing you notice is that it's dark. Like, unusually dark. Before, there was ambient light seeping in from cracks in the trunk walls. Not even sunlight, but some sort of magical light.
  40. <Sephiroth> 37h, 36m.
  41. <DM> *Having dealt with dark realms several times over on all of your parts, while you don't have total dark vision, you can at least see movement in the dark.
  42. * Melizea takes out her Magic Golden Lamp and attempts to light it up.
  43. <Melizea> Light it up!:
  44. <Melizea> DESCRIPTION: A flame shoots out and dances around the room.
  45. <Melizea> EFFECT: The room becomes illuminated.
  46. <Melizea> This also briefly illuminates anyone that's Camouflaged, automatically procing a Spot Check against them.
  47. <Melizea> DURATION: This lasts until you leave the room.
  48. * Darte realizes Mel's moved inside, and vaguely follows her into the darkness.
  49. <Darte> (And this is how Mel set the Deku Tree aflame.)
  50. <DM> *The light pushes away some of the darkness. It then hovers upwards, revealing something skittering along the sides of the trunk walls, avoiding the light. Whatever it is, you can tell it's fairly sizeable and has plenty of spider-like claws.
  51. <DM> *The only way further up the tree, from where you are, is to climb up the vines on the side.
  52. <DM> *Mido rushes on in, along with a group of other Kokiri. They're aiming their slingshots upwards, armed with Deku Nuts.
  53. <DM> [Mido]: Alright, you creepy crawly Gohmas, EAT SOME LIGHT!
  54. <Melizea> (can i also use the magic cape's effect?)
  55. * Darte peers upwards at the skittering figures. "... Mel. You ever have to dust a new drycave for cobwebs?"
  56. <DM> (remind me what that does)
  57. <Melizea> Magic Cape
  58. <Melizea> SELL VALUE: 100 Rupees
  59. <Melizea> INFORMATION: This item is passive. Having it in your inventory is enough for its effects. And no, stacking it does not work.
  60. <Melizea> REQUIREMENTS: Camouflage Active Skill
  61. <Melizea> COSTS: 1 Magic upon equipping it or moving into a new area
  62. <Melizea> DESCRIPTION: A red cape that, while moving, becomes almost invisible, as does anything touching it.
  63. <Melizea> EFFECT: While outside of battle, as long as you’re moving, Camouflage is automatically active.
  64. <DM> (yeah, you can)
  65. * Melizea also goes into camouflage, within the... walls? Who knows.
  66. <DM> *Courtesies of the darkness in the area, you find you're able to quite naturally Camouflage. Though, you're not entirely sure how effective it's going to be, given your enemies seem to enjoy crawling around in the darkness.
  67. * Melizea whispers "Try to buy time, I got an idea."
  68. <DM> *You merge with the wall and become a permanent decoration, a face never to escape the tree- I'm kidding.
  69. <DM> *You sneakily hide among the vines across the walls.
  70. <Melizea> "I may need some buffing up or some other, however."
  71. * Darte looks for the source of the voice, blinking hard. "I... wow, you're good."
  72. * Sephiroth attempts to strap a Mask of Truth to this supposed Face of the Tree.
  73. <DM> *Darte, you look at the voice, and you just see vines and darkness.
  74. <Sephiroth> Mask of Truth
  75. <Sephiroth> DESCRIPTION: While it resembles the legendary Mask of Truth, its abilities don’t seem to give insight to “the truth”. It does, however, let you hear voices you normally can’t hear...
  76. <Sephiroth> EFFECT 1: You can speak through this mask to all others wearing a Mask of Truth. Likewise, you can hear anything spoken back.
  77. <Sephiroth> EFFECT 2: This mask alters any voice you normally can’t understand into English… or whatever it is people speak ‘round here.
  78. <Melizea> 13h, 10m | Camouflaged
  79. <DM> (pffft)
  80. <DM> *Okay, you look at this "Face of the Tree", and beneath the vines, you see your friend Melizea preparing for... shenanigans.
  81. * Darte nods, closing his eyes in focus before suppling Mel with a Shield, Effect Block, and Thorns.
  82. <Darte> ... supplying
  83. <Melizea> (not sure if we're in battle-mode or free-style-mode)
  84. <DM> *Meanwhile Mido and the others have lost all subtlety and are about to fire their nuts into the darkness......
  85. <DM> .........
  86. <DM> okay I'mma just
  87. <Melizea> (remind me what those did again)
  88. <DM> gimme a moment, switchin' over to headphones
  89. <Melizea> (the effects i mean)
  90. <DM> (uhh, I guess these light up the night, blinding whatever they hit)
  91. <Melizea> (oh i meant the darte ones)
  92. <Darte> (LIGHT UP THE NIIIIIIIIIIIGHT THERE IS A CITY THIS DARKNESS CAN'T HIDE THESE ARE THE FIRES--)
  93. * Sephiroth kicks Darte out the window.
  94. * Sephiroth has kicked Darte from #zurpg (You have been kicked out the window and you landed into a glass panel! Don't worry, its still intact. «20,329»)
  95. <Darte> (Shield = half damage, Effect Block = negate an effect, Thorns = reflect damage)
  96. <DM> *Darte, you find yourself accidentally screaming into the dark abyss above, right as the Kokiri fire off a barrage of Deku Nuts!
  97. <DM> Kokiri = Heads
  98. <DM> $1d2
  99. <Navi> DM: You flipped 1 coin. Result: Tails.
  100. <DM> god dangit I think all the NPCs are just doomed
  101. <Melizea> (also i thought dm was restricting effects outside of battle? not sure)
  102. <DM> *Melizea, your overheat has cooled off by now.
  103. <DM> aannnd now that you mention it
  104. <Darte> (Can limit the effects applied if so desired)
  105. <Darte> (Makes sense)
  106. <DM> *There's a large flash of light from above, and for a moment, you see not just one Gohma, but three. After the light fades and darkness returns, you see three eyes from above, all glowing rather... intensely.
  107. <DM> *Round 1, start!
  108. <DM> *Immediately, all three of them unleash a series of lasers down below at you all!
  109. <Melizea> 13h, 10m | +2 Magic Regen (Skill), +3 Regen (Skill) | +7 ATK Dice (Robe +4, Fire Armlet +3), +4 Armor (Armor) | Force Meter: 23 pts | Camouflaged
  110. <DM> *Two of them aim at the Kokiri, and the other aims at you, Darte! Congrats for sticking out like a sore thumb, casting them spells!
  111. <DM> Roll your Wisdom dice vs. targets' Wisdom dice
  112. <DM> Neutral Damage: 10
  113. <DM> EFFECT 1: If it hits, target gets Unfocused:
  114. <DM> Target cannot used ranged attacks.
  115. <DM> DURATION: One round
  116. <DM> EFFECT 2: Additionally, target gets Blinded:
  117. <DM> When target does any action that does not target themselves, they roll $1d3. If it is a 1, they automatically miss.
  118. <DM> $35d10
  119. <Navi> DM: You rolled 35 Dice with 10 Sides. Results: 6, 3, 7, 9, 2, 9, 9, 4, 6, 10, 8, 4, 6, 7, 10, 4, 1, 8, 10, 5, 9, 8, 1, 2, 3, 6, 8, 5, 3, 9, 3, 9, 2, 10 and 7. Total: 213. Successes: 27.
  120. <Darte> $31d10
  121. <Navi> Darte: You rolled 31 Dice with 10 Sides. Results: 4, 9, 6, 7, 4, 5, 5, 8, 10, 2, 7, 4, 2, 5, 3, 6, 4, 10, 7, 6, 3, 2, 3, 8, 5, 2, 10, 4, 4, 10 and 1. Total: 166. Successes: 21.
  122. <Melizea> (so do i get the buffs from darte or no)
  123. <DM> (you do. He's paid a new price for them.)
  124. <Melizea> (fair)
  125. <Sephiroth> (rip)
  126. * Darte re-rolls himself.
  127. <Darte> $31d10
  128. <Navi> Darte: You rolled 31 Dice with 10 Sides. Results: 7, 8, 6, 3, 1, 1, 7, 8, 10, 9, 5, 3, 10, 10, 6, 6, 4, 6, 2, 9, 8, 4, 1, 6, 8, 3, 5, 2, 6, 5 and 2. Total: 171. Successes: 23.
  129. <DM> *The focused beam strikes you directly, Darte, burning straight through your armor! As you struggle to defend the laser, you end up looking directly at the light, and now... you can't tell left from right, up from Melizea, and down from your swords.
  130. <Darte> (Wasn't likely, but worth a shot.)
  131. <Darte> 5h 7m | Discombobulated
  132. <Melizea> 15h, 11m | +2 Magic Regen (Skill), +3 Regen (Skill) | +7 ATK Dice (Robe +4, Fire Armlet +3), +4 Armor (Armor) | Force Meter: 23 pts | Camouflaged | Shield (Half damage taken), Effect Block, Thorns
  133. <DM> *Right after they fire, the glowing eyes vanish from sight, and you hear all kinds of skittering from above. The Gohmas continue to maintain their Obi-wan High Ground, avoiding direct combat... for now.
  134. <Darte> (No duration on Blinded?)
  135. <DM> *If anyone would like to attack one directly, you can try, but it's gonna come at a -10 Dice bonus, unless you can find a way to keep one revealed for longer than a second.
  136. <DM> (It would seem not!)
  137. <DM> (You'll need to find a way to dispel that on your end.)
  138. <Darte> (:+1)
  139. <Melizea> (does camouflage end if i were to cast a buff spell on myself)
  140. <DM> oh right, lasers vs. Kokiri...
  141. <DM> Kokiri = 2
  142. <DM> $1d3
  143. <Melizea> (stupid question, probably)
  144. <Navi> DM: You rolled 1 Die with 3 Sides. Result: 1.
  145. <DM> (No, it does not. It should only end if you attack.)
  146. <DM> (or take damage)
  147. * Sephiroth casts Mending Wave on Darte, dispelling the black pla--- err, blindness.
  148. <Sephiroth> DESCRIPTION: Send a mending pulse of Magic out to a target. It can be cast as an Offensive Spell or a Support spell.
  149. <Sephiroth> EFFECT 1: Remove a Named Effect from an ally.
  150. <Sephiroth> EFFECT 2: Reverse the last instance of Neutral Damage or Magic drain on the ally (can not go above Maximum Hearts or Magic in this case)
  151. * Darte feels rather mended, flexing an arm and giving the silver-haired one a grateful nod, terrifying void attacks or no.
  152. * Melizea casts Scorching Blade on herself, granting a +6 Attack Dice.
  153. <DM> *Meanwhile, the dual Cross Lasers combine and strike the branch the Kokiri are standing on! It burns straight through the branches, causing an explosion of flame and splinters, and knocking the Kokiri down. Blinded and Unfocused, they're unable to properly recover as they fall towards the ground floor.
  154. <Sephiroth> 37h 31m. | Nayru's Love: (100h)
  155. <Melizea> 15h, 8m | +2 Magic Regen (Skill), +3 Regen (Skill) | +13 ATK Dice (Robe +4, Fire Armlet +3, Spell +6), +4 Armor (Armor) | Force Meter: 24 pts | Camouflaged | Shield (Half damage taken), Effect Block, Thorns
  156. * Sephiroth hastens himself.
  157. <Sephiroth> EFFECT: Give yourself or an ally Quick Charge:
  158. <Sephiroth> Reduce the Charge time of ally's next charge move by 1 Action. If this goes down to 0 Actions, the charging phase of the move is skipped entirely.
  159. <Sephiroth> DURATION: Until ally uses a charge move.
  160. * Darte wonders if Delay could be used as a support effect in this scenario.
  161. <DM> *On the flipside, courtesies of some branches being on fire, one of the Gohmas above is now visible! You can see it sharpening its two pincers across each other as it opens its eye, deciding which one should be used as a delicious meal.
  162. <Sephiroth> 37h 28m. | Nayru's Love: (100h) | Quick Charge (-1 Action Charge)
  163. * Melizea decides to cast Scorching Blade on herself again.
  164. <Melizea> 15h, 5m | +2 Magic Regen (Skill), +3 Regen (Skill) | +19 ATK Dice (Robe +4, Fire Armlet +3, Spell +12), +4 Armor (Armor) | Force Meter: 25 pts | Camouflaged | Shield (Half damage taken), Effect Block, Thorns
  165. <DM> *With your double Scorching Blades, you're no longer as invisible as you think, but thanks to the extensive flames coming off your blade, swinging it around, it very noticeably illuminates the area.
  166. <DM> (believe that's everyone for round uno)
  167. <DM> (oh wait, waiting on a Darte)
  168. <Melizea> 15h, 5m | +2 Magic Regen (Skill), +3 Regen (Skill) | +19 ATK Dice (Robe +4, Fire Armlet +3, Spell +12), +4 Armor (Armor) | Force Meter: 25 pts | Shield (Half damage taken), Effect Block, Thorns
  169. * Melizea whispers "Give me magic, if you can."
  170. <Darte> (Hmm. Would a siphoning wand count as ranged?)
  171. <DM> *Despite the chaos caused by the attack, you're still deciding to be sneaky, and sneaky you are! The Gohma above seems to be focused on finishing Darte off.
  172. <Darte> (I'm assuming so)
  173. <DM> (Yes)
  174. <Darte> (Sec, trying to coordinate this)
  175. * Darte pulls out the Phantasm Spear, diving down after the falling Kokiri and driving it into the ground to form a Spirit Barrier about them. He follows this up with a chugged Chateau Romani.
  176. <Darte> (If distance is too far for him to make in a reasonable time, he can chug the Chateau before and use golden flash)
  177. <DM> (oh it's not that, so much as uhh...)
  178. <DM> roll $1d3 for blind!
  179. <DM> oh wait
  180. <DM> mending wave
  181. <DM> grenuaogjrtedasogtrjea
  182. * Sephiroth reminds DM.
  183. <Darte> (*SWEAT* I REALLY DON'T WANNA IMPALE A KOKIRI TODAY)
  184. <Darte> $28d10
  185. <Navi> Darte: You rolled 28 Dice with 10 Sides. Results: 2, 8, 5, 3, 8, 2, 1, 7, 10, 6, 10, 9, 6, 6, 4, 9, 1, 6, 7, 9, 9, 8, 4, 6, 10, 9, 8 and 5. Total: 178. Successes: 24.
  186. <Darte> EFFECT: Roll Wisdom and summon a Spirit Barrier:
  187. <Darte> It has Hearts equal to half the result of your roll.
  188. <Darte> Whenever any ally would receive a Negative Bonus or a non-charge Status Effect, you can choose to have the barrier block it.
  189. <Darte> Blocking Negative Bonus depletes Hearts equal to the amount of Negative Bonus blocked
  190. <Darte> Blocking a non-charge Status Effect depletes 5 Hearts
  191. <Darte> When the barrier falls to 0 Hearts, the barrier falls.
  192. <Darte> Only one Spirit Barrier can be active over your party at a time.
  193. <DM> *With your superior speed, you fall like a sharkfin chasing a fleeing Fran, and you strike the ground below with a Spirit Barrier, protecting both you and the other Kokiri from the impact below!
  194. <DM> *And by "protecting you", I mean from your vicious fall, you uhh... well you know... uhhhhhhh
  195. <DM> *You finish drinking the Lord praise be to the cows of Lon Lon Ranch's milk and realize you've just accelerated towards the ground at higher-than-dangerous velocities.
  196. <DM> *Would thou like to use Golden Flash to avoid death?
  197. * Darte nods firmly. He's got places to do and things to be.
  198. <DM> Where ya flashin' to?
  199. <Darte> (Though turning into a sword and planting into the deku tree sounds like the start of a new legend)
  200. <DM> (pffft)
  201. * Darte flashes himself towards the opposite end of the tree from where Mel had been climbing, if a platform exists there. If not, back to the platform he came from.
  202. <DM> *After a free fall into imminent doom, you reappear up top, next to the burning branches and next to a Sephiroth seeming to prepare himself for some sort of charge...
  203. <DM> *Round 1 over!
  204. <DM> *Round 2, go!
  205. * Melizea recovers some magic thanks to the magic regen.
  206. <Melizea> 15h, 7m | +2 Magic Regen (Skill), +3 Regen (Skill) | +19 ATK Dice (Robe +4, Fire Armlet +3, Spell +12), +4 Armor (Armor) | Force Meter: 25 pts | Shield (Half damage taken), Effect Block, Thorns
  207. * Sephiroth augmentates his robe, after magic regen x5 kicks in. (I keep forgetting about that...)
  208. * Darte re-orients himself, then uses Siphoning Strike on the currently-visible Gohma.
  209. * Melizea also augments her robe.
  210. <Darte> Roll your Wisdom +16 dice vs. targets' Wisdom dice
  211. <Darte> Damage: Halved
  212. <Darte> EFFECT: If it hits, siphon Magic from the target to anyone else, up to an amount equal to the damage dealt.
  213. <DM> *You notice a brief moment where all three Gohmas above flash for a moment, as if they've got some sort of passive Magic Regeneration...
  214. <Darte> (-10 dice, or is the visible one neutering that disadvantage?)
  215. <DM> (Visible one does not have the -10 dice on it)
  216. <Darte> (superb)
  217. <Melizea> 15h, 3m | +2 Magic Regen (Skill), +3 Regen (Skill) | +26 ATK Dice (Robe +11, Fire Armlet +3, Spell +12), +4 Armor (Armor) | Force Meter: 25 pts | Shield (Half damage taken), Effect Block, Thorns
  218. <Sephiroth> 37h 37m. | Nayru's Love: (100h) | Quick Charge (-1 Action Charge) | (Augmented Robe: -6 AD All Enemies)
  219. <Darte> $48d10
  220. <Navi> Darte: You rolled 48 Dice with 10 Sides. Results: 3, 9, 7, 5, 6, 1, 8, 3, 2, 8, 10, 2, 4, 10, 10, 9, 5, 4, 8, 6, 9, 4, 4, 7, 1, 8, 3, 1, 6, 10, 5, 9, 9, 2, 3, 4, 2, 1, 7, 4, 9, 7, 5, 2, 6, 5, 1 and 1. Total: 255. Successes: 31.
  221. <Darte> (What a horrid roll)
  222. <DM> $35d10
  223. <Navi> DM: You rolled 35 Dice with 10 Sides. Results: 9, 8, 6, 8, 1, 10, 5, 2, 7, 7, 2, 3, 7, 7, 1, 5, 8, 4, 9, 10, 4, 5, 4, 2, 1, 9, 3, 7, 3, 4, 7, 2, 1, 3 and 9. Total: 183. Successes: 21.
  224. * Darte re-rolls himself
  225. <Darte> $48d10
  226. <Navi> Darte: You rolled 48 Dice with 10 Sides. Results: 2, 3, 3, 3, 10, 10, 5, 2, 6, 1, 2, 1, 9, 6, 9, 9, 9, 4, 2, 10, 5, 10, 3, 1, 3, 6, 8, 4, 7, 1, 3, 8, 3, 5, 1, 3, 4, 5, 4, 10, 6, 6, 10, 5, 1, 9, 3 and 10. Total: 250. Successes: 32.
  227. <Darte> (...)
  228. <DM> *Your Siphoning Strike hits, landing...
  229. <DM> 32 - 21 = 11 - 5 = 6/2 = 3 damage!
  230. <DM> Gohma1: 197h, 20m
  231. <DM> *The visible Gohma then proceeds to return the favor!
  232. * Darte siphons the magic to Melizea.
  233. <DM> *It leaps down from above, landing on Darte and using a Pincer Strike! Courtesies of a jump strike from above, it's gaining an extra 10 dice on this.
  234. <Melizea> 15h, 6m | +2 Magic Regen (Skill), +3 Regen (Skill) | +26 ATK Dice (Robe +11, Fire Armlet +3, Spell +12), +4 Armor (Armor) | Force Meter: 25 pts | Shield (Half damage taken), Effect Block, Thorns
  235. <DM> Roll your Power +12 dice vs. targets' Power dice
  236. <DM> Damage: +0
  237. <DM> EFFECT: If it hits, target loses 6 Defense Dice.
  238. <Darte> (gmfblmbm)
  239. <DM> (and between that and -6 from the augmented robes, and blah blah blah, that is....)
  240. <DM> $51d10
  241. <Navi> DM: You rolled 51 Dice with 10 Sides. Total: 317. Successes: 44.
  242. <DM> (HOLY MOLY THAT SUCCESS RATE)
  243. <Melizea> (should i wait for this to go through before doing my actions?)
  244. * Darte activates Augmented Mode on his robes just before the horrid arthropod hits.
  245. <Darte> (Yep, got a support action I can use still)
  246. <DM> (Your call whether to interrupt or wait)
  247. * Sephiroth attempts to Shadow Feint the Gohma that dropped down on the Darte Board.
  248. <Sephiroth> Roll your Wisdom +10 dice vs. targets' Wisdom dice twice. Each target rolls once to defend regardless of how many bolts target them.
  249. <Sephiroth> Damage: +0
  250. <Sephiroth> EFFECT: After it is determined which ones would hit, choose one bolt to actually hit with.
  251. <Sephiroth> SPECIAL CASE: If both would hit, decrease the Power, Courage or Wisdom of the target that actually takes the hit by 5.
  252. <Darte> $19d10
  253. <Navi> Darte: You rolled 19 Dice with 10 Sides. Results: 4, 10, 5, 7, 9, 3, 4, 8, 10, 3, 7, 9, 6, 4, 3, 2, 3, 4 and 3. Total: 104. Successes: 11.
  254. <Darte> (this is fine)
  255. <Sephiroth> $40d10
  256. <Navi> Sephiroth: You rolled 40 Dice with 10 Sides. Results: 10, 9, 3, 2, 9, 3, 5, 6, 9, 1, 3, 5, 4, 3, 9, 1, 1, 2, 4, 9, 2, 7, 5, 10, 2, 8, 3, 3, 1, 7, 6, 1, 5, 8, 3, 4, 1, 7, 10 and 10. Total: 201. Successes: 24.
  257. <Sephiroth> $40d10
  258. <Navi> Sephiroth: You rolled 40 Dice with 10 Sides. Results: 8, 2, 4, 2, 4, 2, 2, 5, 4, 5, 3, 5, 1, 8, 5, 3, 6, 7, 6, 7, 3, 1, 7, 8, 8, 9, 1, 9, 6, 10, 8, 4, 2, 1, 5, 5, 3, 6, 10 and 6. Total: 201. Successes: 25.
  259. <DM> *The great Gohma descends from above, surrounding Darte with its quad of spider-like claws, and with its other two pincers, it rips into Darte! However, because it's focused on attacking Darte, it loses its skittering defensive bonus on this attack!
  260. <Darte> (Nice)
  261. <DM> $25d10
  262. <Navi> DM: You rolled 25 Dice with 10 Sides. Results: 1, 3, 1, 2, 10, 5, 4, 6, 2, 9, 2, 4, 10, 8, 2, 8, 7, 2, 6, 3, 2, 3, 6, 3 and 4. Total: 113. Successes: 12.
  263. <DM> *Both bolts hit, one of them landing some real damage on it.
  264. <DM> 25 - 12 = 13 - 5 = 8 Damage
  265. <Darte> 6h 6m | 4 Charges (+5 AD) | Spirit Barrier (12h) | Free RP (0) | +10 Armor (Robe Augment) +1 All
  266. <Sephiroth> 37h 29m. | Nayru's Love: (100h) | Quick Charge (-1 Action Charge) | (Augmented Robe: -6 AD All Enemies)
  267. <DM> *Distracted by ripping Darte a new one and getting struck by a poorly worded Shadow Feint that I'm honestly not sure if it's supposed to lose just one of those stats or all three, its eye is now unguarded by its pincers.
  268. <DM> *Melizea, would you like to have some fun?
  269. * Melizea switches over to the Gravity Materia AND Ultima Materia, then begins charging up.
  270. <Melizea> Graviga:
  271. <Melizea> CHARGE: 1 Action
  272. <Melizea> Begin charging by gripping the materia hard and feeding magic into it. The materia begins to pull loose objects in at this stage
  273. <Melizea> COST: 12 Magic
  274. <Melizea> DESCRIPTION: Once charged, greatly intensify the force of gravity over the enemy team, cutting their health down to size.
  275. <Melizea> Roll your Wisdom +10 dice vs. targets' Wisdom dice
  276. <Melizea> Neutral Damage: 1/3 of targets' current Hearts (maximum of 25)
  277. <Melizea> EFFECT: Target(s) hit who were in the air fall to the ground; taking double fall damage.
  278. * Darte grins a bloody grin at DM. "You don't know the meaning of fun, yet."
  279. <DM> (hmm, it's only 1 Action Charge. Wanna unleash it now?)
  280. <Melizea> (if physics is anything to go by, they are technically not grounded... maybe.)
  281. <Darte> "Well, wait, now you do. Kinda bad timing for the catchphrase."
  282. <Sephiroth> (Given he doesn't know the stats of the Gohma, he can't really choose which stat to decrease)
  283. <Melizea> (and yes)
  284. <DM> *The branches that it landed on begins creaking.
  285. <DM> (fire in the hole!)
  286. <Darte> (OH NO)
  287. <Melizea> $58d10
  288. <Navi> Melizea: You rolled 58 Dice with 10 Sides. Total: 329. Successes: 40.
  289. <DM> *Let's just say Sephiroth dropped its Wisdom stat. For combo potential. Totally.
  290. <DM> $20d10 Gohma
  291. <Navi> DM: You rolled 20 Dice with 10 Sides. Results: 9, 10, 2, 6, 8, 9, 10, 2, 3, 4, 1, 6, 1, 8, 9, 3, 4, 7, 3 and 10. Total: 115. Successes: 14.
  292. <DM> yeah nah
  293. <Melizea> (gonna roll critical strike just because)
  294. <DM> (do et)
  295. <Melizea> (also this is a hit-all attack, so that's gonna be fun)
  296. <Melizea> $1d3
  297. <Navi> Melizea: You rolled 1 Die with 3 Sides. Result: 3.
  298. <Melizea> (well then)
  299. <Melizea> (guess it's a strike)
  300. <DM> (oh right. It does hit all three of em.)
  301. <DM> (okay, lemme roll for the other two...)
  302. <DM> $35d10 Other Gohmas...
  303. <Navi> DM: You rolled 35 Dice with 10 Sides. Results: 4, 6, 7, 8, 7, 6, 5, 1, 7, 9, 9, 6, 1, 5, 4, 9, 4, 5, 1, 8, 6, 7, 8, 3, 5, 1, 7, 1, 3, 7, 1, 7, 2, 8 and 4. Total: 182. Successes: 22.
  304. <DM> yeah no to them too
  305. <DM> *Darte, you cough some blood onto the eye of the Gohma that's turning you into mincemeat, when suddenly, your body (or what remains of it) feels a sudden, crushing weight.
  306. <Darte> (Saw that coming
  307. <Darte> now I really wish I was swordmode)
  308. <DM> *The branch you're laying on snaps, and both you and the Gohma fall down to the bottom of the tree!
  309. <DM> *You try to battle it ala Gandalf vs. the Balrog style, but with two pincers piercing your chest and blood spewing everywhere, you're find that slightly impossible.
  310. <Melizea> 22h, 1m | +2 Magic Regen (Skill), +3 Regen (Skill) | +26 ATK Dice (Robe +11, Fire Armlet +3, Spell +12), +4 Armor (Armor), +7/7 Hearts & Magic (Materia) | Force Meter: 25 pts | Shield (Half damage taken), Effect Block, Thorns
  311. <DM> *The overwhelming force of the gravity drops the Gohma down onto you, striking the ground below for double the damage! You proceed to splat into a million bloodied pieces as the body of the Gohma crushes you.
  312. <DM> *It takes a bunch of damage, but lives... or, it would, if it weren't for its other two falling friends.
  313. <Darte> 0h 6m | Spirit Barrier (12h) | Gohma Pancake w/ Fish Syrup
  314. <Melizea> (meanwhile i still don't know exactly how many gohma there are)
  315. * Sephiroth gets out a headstone and engraves onto it: "Here lies Darte's Hopes and Dreams"
  316. <DM> *Two more Gohmas drop from the ceiling like anvils, their flailing limbs scrunched inwards and dropped into the first Gohma, straight up dismembering it in an instant!
  317. <DM> *Your headstone gets splattered by Gohma guts and painted red by Darte's fishguts innards.
  318. <DM> *Sephiroth, you find from this distance, you don't even have to leap into the air. Would you like a freebie Death Leap on one of the two remaining Gohmas?
  319. * Sephiroth proceeds to take advantage of the situation.
  320. <DM> *Fall at will, commander!
  321. * Darte knows how Frodo felt, now.
  322. <DM> Frodo didn't get smashed to pieces. If anything, you now know how Fran feels all the time.
  323. * Sephiroth grips his Masamune and points it downward for a skewering attack as he drops down onto a Gohma.
  324. <Sephiroth> DESCRIPTION: On your next turn, if you're in flight, descend on a target, stabbing them through with the Masamune.
  325. <Sephiroth> Roll your Power +15 dice vs. targets' Power dice
  326. <Sephiroth> Damage: +15
  327. <Sephiroth> $41d10
  328. <Navi> Sephiroth: You rolled 41 Dice with 10 Sides. Results: 8, 3, 9, 8, 9, 8, 7, 4, 8, 1, 8, 6, 4, 3, 7, 1, 8, 3, 9, 1, 8, 9, 7, 8, 2, 4, 8, 8, 5, 5, 2, 3, 8, 1, 1, 6, 8, 7, 10, 5 and 7. Total: 237. Successes: 28.
  329. <DM> *With both Gohmas temporarily stunned, you enjoy the freebie Death Leap and strike one of the Gohmas directly in the eye, dealing double damage to it!
  330. <DM> 28 + 15 = 43 * 2 = 86 damage!
  331. <DM> $calc 200 - 50 - 86
  332. <Kefka> 200 - 50 - 86 = 64
  333. <DM> *You land on the Gohma, skewering directly into its eye! Its legs go all wobbly, and it just lays there, defenseless.
  334. <DM> *The other Gohma, meanwhile, recovers from the fall, getting back up on its legs and skittering into a defensive stance.
  335. <DM> *Round 2 over!
  336. <DM> *Round 3, go!
  337. * Sephiroth manages to eye-stab the Gohma. Maybe he should work on a new line of offensive capabilities. He dubs that move the iGouge.
  338. <DM> Gohma2: 64h, 25m | Defenseless!
  339. <DM> (eyyyyyy)
  340. <DM> Gohma3: 150h, 25m
  341. <Melizea> 22h, 3m | +2 Magic Regen (Skill), +3 Regen (Skill) | +19 ATK Dice (Robe +4, Fire Armlet +3, Spell +12), +4 Armor (Armor), +7/7 Hearts & Magic (Materia) | Force Meter: 25 pts | Shield (Half damage taken), Effect Block, Thorns
  342. * Sephiroth continues the robe augmentation after regenning 5 magic.
  343. <DM> *Around you, now that you're down here, you notice Mido and the other Kokiri scrambling to their feet, having been saved by the now-dead Darte. They proceed to attack the defenseless Gohma with their Shortswords!
  344. <DM> *With about 5 swords impaling into it from every direction, the defenseless Gohma is kindly dismembered by the murderous midgets. It bleeds out onto the Deku Tree's floor, and the glow in its stabbed eye goes dull.
  345. <DM> [Mido]: Hah! Take that you skittering ninny!
  346. <Melizea> "Be wary of any other dangers."
  347. * Sephiroth sprinkles a Magical Bone Dust on some of the blood and fishguts down here.
  348. * Darte gives a bloody thumbs-up from beneath the pincers, somehow.
  349. <DM> *Nearby, there's a glow of light, as you see Saria continues the incantation. Magic symbols are now floating into the air, and a pulse of magical energy shoots outwards, passing over all of you. Everyone's Magic recovers to full!
  350. <Sephiroth> DESCRIPTION: A bottle of magical bone dust from the remains of a Stalchild.
  351. <Sephiroth> EFFECT: Pour it over a dead target to bring them back to life with 1 Heart.
  352. <Darte> 1h 6m | Spirit Barrier (12h)
  353. <DM> *Darte, you recombobulate your remains into a barely standing no-longer pincer'd fishmeal.
  354. <Melizea> 22h, 18m | +2 Magic Regen (Skill), +3 Regen (Skill) | +19 ATK Dice (Robe +4, Fire Armlet +3, Spell +12), +4 Armor (Armor), +7/7 Hearts & Magic (Materia) | Force Meter: 25 pts | Shield (Half damage taken), Effect Block, Thorns
  355. * Melizea suddenly gets maxed-out magic.
  356. <DM> *Melizea, as the sole person still up high, you hear some more skittering. Not the claw-like skittering from Gohmas, but something tinier...
  357. * Darte pats his unruly fish chunks back into a semblance of normal person shape, and chugs a red medicine for good measure.
  358. <Sephiroth> 37h 44m. | Nayru's Love: (100h) | Quick Charge (-1 Action Charge) | (Augmented Robe: -6 AD All Enemies)
  359. <DM> *In fact, as you continue to hide among the vines, one of their bristly legs brushes your arm.
  360. * Melizea hops off
  361. <Darte> (I'm on Traces VII of Atmospheres, and this is spookily applicable)
  362. * Sephiroth attempts to Longshot his way back up to the high ground.
  363. <DM> *Melizea and Sephiroth, you regroup at the high ground.
  364. <DM> *Crawling along down the vines appears to be spiders with skulls across their bodies.
  365. <Melizea> (so are they not grounded)
  366. <DM> *About a dozen Skulltulas proceed to continue crawling down the vines. However, three more of them fling down from above, hanging on spider silk. The three of them surround you two.
  367. <DM> (Technically not, no)
  368. <DM> *Meanwhile Darte, you notice the Gohma, having been affected by that magical pulse as well, is now locking in its vision on Saria. With her focused on the incantation, and the other Kokiri finishing off the other Gohma, she appears to be defenseless.
  369. * Melizea attempts to pull off yet another Graviga.
  370. <Melizea> Graviga:
  371. <Melizea> CHARGE: 1 Action
  372. <Melizea> Begin charging by gripping the materia hard and feeding magic into it. The materia begins to pull loose objects in at this stage
  373. <Melizea> COST: 12 Magic
  374. <Melizea> DESCRIPTION: Once charged, greatly intensify the force of gravity over the enemy team, cutting their health down to size.
  375. <Melizea> Roll your Wisdom +10 dice vs. targets' Wisdom dice
  376. <Melizea> Neutral Damage: 1/3 of targets' current Hearts (maximum of 25)
  377. <Melizea> EFFECT: Target(s) hit who were in the air fall to the ground; taking double fall damage.
  378. <DM> (I feel like... Melizea has mildly broken this session, lol)
  379. <Darte> (All part of the fun-plan)
  380. <DM> uhhh lessee, Skulltulas shouldn't have high Wisdom, just tanky armor if you hit from the frontside, uhhh....
  381. <Melizea> $51d10
  382. <Navi> Melizea: You rolled 51 Dice with 10 Sides. Total: 315. Successes: 44.
  383. <DM> I guess they don't land like cats though...
  384. <Melizea> $1d3
  385. <Navi> Melizea: You rolled 1 Die with 3 Sides. Result: 2.
  386. <DM> (oh sorry, I derped on the crit earlier)
  387. * DM deals another 25 damage to Gohma3 below.
  388. * Melizea considers rerolling the new crit.
  389. <DM> (go nuts)
  390. <Melizea> $1d3
  391. <Navi> Melizea: You rolled 1 Die with 3 Sides. Result: 2.
  392. <DM> $20d10 Skulltulas
  393. <Navi> DM: You rolled 20 Dice with 10 Sides. Results: 5, 4, 2, 4, 10, 4, 3, 1, 3, 8, 3, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 2, 5, 1 and 7. Total: 75. Successes: 6.
  394. * Darte re-rolls that crit
  395. <Melizea> $1d3
  396. <Navi> Melizea: You rolled 1 Die with 3 Sides. Result: 2.
  397. <Darte> (Stubborn)
  398. <Melizea> (definitely)
  399. * Darte takes the initiative, standing between Gohma and Saria, and blasting it with a Gale of Ice.
  400. <Darte> (when Mel's done resolving)
  401. <Melizea> 22h, 6m | +2 Magic Regen (Skill), +3 Regen (Skill) | +19 ATK Dice (Robe +4, Fire Armlet +3, Spell +12), +4 Armor (Armor), +7/7 Hearts & Magic (Materia) | Force Meter: 25 pts | Shield (Half damage taken), Effect Block, Thorns
  402. <DM> *Applying yet another storm of Gravity, all the Skulltulas on the walls proceed to fall down, crushed by the overwhelming gravity! They end up kersplattering onto the ground below. One of them ends up becoming a nice decorative hat for Gohma3, complete with icky bits of goo splattered across its backside.
  403. * Darte yelps and dances about, trying not to be crushed. Again.
  404. <DM> *Somehow, the three Skulltulas hanging off their spidersilk though are still hanging by a thread!
  405. * Darte shoots DM.
  406. <DM> 50 - 25 armor- = .... I take it back
  407. <Melizea> (y'know, considering they are somewhat suspended in air, having to somewhat counteract gravity anyway...)
  408. <Darte> (If only I had a nice Kefka kick)
  409. <DM> *They're hanging by a thread, but untethered by the ground, their skulls are crushed inwards and they become little more than some creepy legs flailing in the air.
  410. <DM> *Congrats Melizea, you've just murdered 15 Skulltulas in one move.
  411. <Darte> (welp)
  412. <Melizea> (...huh, wasn't expecting that many skulltulas)
  413. <DM> *Down below, the Gohma is slightly distracted by spider guts painting its back, and Darte's Gale of Ice...
  414. <DM> roll it!
  415. <Darte> (With friends like these, Darte's never using Slipstream again)
  416. <Darte> $45d10
  417. <Navi> Darte: You rolled 45 Dice with 10 Sides. Results: 3, 8, 3, 2, 10, 9, 3, 10, 3, 9, 5, 6, 1, 9, 5, 4, 1, 6, 6, 9, 9, 8, 1, 2, 1, 4, 3, 5, 4, 9, 8, 6, 6, 10, 8, 6, 8, 10, 6, 1, 9, 10, 6, 9 and 8. Total: 269. Successes: 35.
  418. <DM> (just carry them through the slipstream)
  419. <Darte> (I can show you the world... sliced and chopped up to riiiibboonssss)
  420. <DM> *Gohma loses its skittering bonus on this attack...
  421. <DM> $25d10
  422. <Navi> DM: You rolled 25 Dice with 10 Sides. Results: 1, 2, 9, 7, 8, 7, 6, 5, 8, 7, 5, 1, 9, 9, 5, 8, 7, 1, 4, 7, 8, 9, 5, 8 and 5. Total: 151. Successes: 20.
  423. <Darte> Damage: Halved
  424. <Darte> EFFECT 1: Target loses 3 Attack Dice & 5 Courage
  425. <Darte> EFFECT 2: This causes any Water and Water-affinity enemies to freeze around where the gale struck.
  426. <Darte> They also get Delayed:
  427. <Darte> Target’s next attack is delayed by 2 Turns, which then removes Delayed.
  428. <DM> *Your Gale of Ice strikes it directly! Its falls back a bit, trying to unfreeze itself.
  429. <Darte> (That ends the Darte's turn, he used red medicine after revive)
  430. <Darte> 27h 3m | 2 Charges | Spirit Barrier (12h) | Free RP (0)
  431. <DM> *Sephiroth, once again, having the high ground advantage, you're welcome to skip the charge on your move again. Though unlike the last attempt, the Gohma is still protecting itself.
  432. * Sephiroth opts not to.
  433. <DM> (kay, think that's everyone...)
  434. <Melizea> (darte can attempt to finish it off next round anyway)
  435. <Melizea> (nah, who am i kidding, he's gonna die again)
  436. <Darte> (You know it!)
  437. <DM> *Round 3 over!
  438. <DM> *Round 4, go!
  439. <Melizea> 22h, 8m | +2 Magic Regen (Skill), +3 Regen (Skill) | +19 ATK Dice (Robe +4, Fire Armlet +3, Spell +12), +4 Armor (Armor), +7/7 Hearts & Magic (Materia) | Force Meter: 25 pts | Shield (Half damage taken), Effect Block, Thorns
  440. * Sephiroth continues his robe augmentation.
  441. <Sephiroth> 37h 40m. | Nayru's Love: (100h) | Quick Charge (-1 Action Charge) | (Augmented Robe: -6 AD All Enemies)
  442. <DM> *Literally backed into a corner, and with no more creepy crawlies to back it up, the Gohma looks around frantically.
  443. <DM> [Mido]: Biggs, Wedge, back me up, we're takin' down its legs!
  444. <DM> *Mido and co. go in for a melee strike!
  445. <DM> Kokiri = Heads
  446. <DM> $1d2
  447. <Navi> DM: You flipped 1 coin. Result: Heads.
  448. <DM> eyyy
  449. * Sephiroth attempts a Black Eclipse on the Gohma.
  450. <Sephiroth> DESCRIPTION: With the dexterity and spirit of the Shiekah, absorb the light around the target until it reaches a mass of cynicism and punishment.
  451. <Sephiroth> Roll your Wisdom +20 dice vs. targets' Wisdom dice
  452. <Sephiroth> Damage: +0
  453. <Sephiroth> EFFECT: This attack can be rerolled once for free.
  454. <Sephiroth> 37h 30m. | Nayru's Love: (100h) | Quick Charge (-1 Action Charge) | (Augmented Robe: -6 AD All Enemies)
  455. <DM> (Courtesies of high ground advantage, gain 10 dice on this!)
  456. <Sephiroth> $60d10
  457. <Navi> Sephiroth: You rolled 60 Dice with 10 Sides. Total: 316. Successes: 38.
  458. * Melizea holds off on attacking, being wary of any other potential dangers.
  459. * Sephiroth freerolls it.
  460. <Sephiroth> $60d10
  461. <Navi> Sephiroth: You rolled 60 Dice with 10 Sides. Total: 314. Successes: 37.
  462. * Sephiroth shrugs.
  463. <DM> *The three of them dash across the ground, weaving through and around its claws. The Gohma tries to retaliate, but the Kokiri warriors are too fast! They manage to disable its legs for a moment, throwing it off balance, preventing it from defending the incoming Black Eclipse from above!
  464. <DM> *The darkness that the Gohma once arrived with proceeds to surround and choke the spiderbeast out!
  465. <DM> uhh let's say 30ish damage from the Kokiri, so...
  466. <DM> 150 - (38 - 5 = 33) - 30 = math
  467. <DM> $calc 150 - 33 - 30
  468. <Kefka> 150 - 33 - 30 = 87
  469. <DM> *Your combined attacks weaken it further! You can see open wounds from where you've struck it.
  470. <DM> *However, the Kokiri are in for a slight surprise when the Gohma counterattacks them with its pincers!
  471. <DM> Gohma = Heads
  472. <DM> $1d2
  473. <Navi> DM: You flipped 1 coin. Result: Tails.
  474. <DM> (It's official. Kokiri shrimps are better than trained Gerudo warriors.)
  475. <Melizea> (probably just a navi bias)
  476. <Melizea> (wouldn't be surprised if it was)
  477. <DM> *Mido and his pals continue their epic slides and weaves, dodging the pincer counterattack as they leap back from the frantic Gohma.
  478. <DM> *It looks around, and it notices... a door, leading to one of the larger roots. The Gohma proceeds to skitter over there, breaking through the door!
  479. <DM> $41d10
  480. <Navi> DM: You rolled 41 Dice with 10 Sides. Results: 8, 2, 7, 5, 10, 3, 10, 8, 6, 4, 1, 5, 10, 3, 9, 2, 7, 6, 4, 8, 8, 2, 7, 3, 8, 9, 3, 7, 2, 6, 3, 10, 7, 9, 4, 6, 1, 4, 4, 7 and 7. Total: 235. Successes: 29.
  481. * Sephiroth remains up on the High Ground and proceeds to hasten Melizea
  482. <Sephiroth> EFFECT: Give yourself or an ally Quick Charge:
  483. <Sephiroth> Reduce the Charge time of ally's next charge move by 1 Action. If this goes down to 0 Actions, the charging phase of the move is skipped entirely.
  484. <Sephiroth> DURATION: Until ally uses a charge move.
  485. <Sephiroth> 37h 27m. | Nayru's Love: (100h) | Quick Charge (-1 Action Charge) | (Augmented Robe: -6 AD All Enemies)
  486. * Melizea attempts to cast Gravira on the Gohma.
  487. <DM> Roll it!
  488. <Melizea> Gravira:
  489. <Melizea> CHARGE: 1 Action
  490. <Melizea> Begin charging by gripping the materia hard and feeding magic into it. The materia begins to pull loose objects in at this stage
  491. <Melizea> COST: 8 Magic
  492. <Melizea> DESCRIPTION: Once charged, greatly intensify the force of gravity over an enemy, cutting their health down to size as you crush them.
  493. <Melizea> Roll your Wisdom +14 dice vs. targets' Wisdom dice
  494. <Melizea> Neutral Damage: Half of targets' current Hearts (maximum of 40)
  495. <Melizea> EFFECT: If target is hit and they were in the air, they fall to the ground; taking double fall damage
  496. <Melizea> $55d10
  497. <Navi> Melizea: You rolled 55 Dice with 10 Sides. Total: 286. Successes: 33.
  498. <DM> $35d10
  499. <Navi> DM: You rolled 35 Dice with 10 Sides. Results: 3, 10, 7, 7, 9, 4, 7, 3, 2, 4, 3, 10, 8, 6, 3, 5, 10, 9, 4, 1, 10, 4, 9, 10, 2, 3, 3, 10, 5, 6, 7, 7, 5, 4 and 3. Total: 203. Successes: 26.
  500. <Melizea> $1d3
  501. <Navi> Melizea: You rolled 1 Die with 3 Sides. Result: 1.
  502. <Melizea> (oh well)
  503. <Melizea> 22h, 0m | +2 Magic Regen (Skill), +3 Regen (Skill) | +19 ATK Dice (Robe +4, Fire Armlet +3, Spell +12), +4 Armor (Armor), +7/7 Hearts & Magic (Materia) | Force Meter: 25 pts | Shield (Half damage taken), Effect Block, Thorns
  504. <DM> *Your Gravira crushes it momentarily, and you hear multiple snaps from its bones, but it manages to continue its route!
  505. <DM> *With its pincers, it rips the door open and escapes through there!
  506. <DM> [Mido]: Oh crap, that's where our wounded are!
  507. <Melizea> "Somebody get ahold of that critter!"
  508. <DM> *Darte, you're the closest. From your position, you think you might be able to blink in and stop it.
  509. * Darte would note it's 2x Delayed, if that makes any difference.
  510. <DM> *You can see the Gohma trying to strike at the wounded in there, but between its wounds and the frost it received from you, its pincers are frozen in place!
  511. <Sephiroth> (Wouldn't the deathly reincarnation have cancelled that?)
  512. <DM> (Delayed applied to the Gohma, not to dead-Darte)
  513. <Melizea> (wait did darte die again)
  514. <DM> (no, not yet)
  515. <Melizea> (oh)
  516. * DM pokes the Darte for a response.
  517. <Melizea> (i got confused because he hasn't done any actions this round... apparently)
  518. * Darte flashes to the Gohma, Hyper Deku Stick in hand and smashes it over the head.
  519. <Darte> (punctuation is hard yo)
  520. * Darte retroactively sips a green potion before doing so.
  521. <DM> *You do so with so little gusto, there's no time to exclaim it.
  522. <DM> *Roll in the hole!
  523. <Darte> $44d10
  524. <Navi> Darte: You rolled 44 Dice with 10 Sides. Results: 8, 10, 6, 9, 3, 8, 8, 1, 4, 10, 5, 4, 9, 8, 5, 8, 2, 3, 8, 3, 6, 10, 3, 10, 5, 10, 6, 10, 3, 9, 3, 1, 8, 8, 9, 1, 6, 7, 1, 9, 7, 6, 2 and 5. Total: 267. Successes: 36.
  525. <Darte> $5d10
  526. <Navi> Darte: You rolled 5 Dice with 10 Sides. Results: 3, 6, 2, 5 and 8. Total: 24. Successes: 3.
  527. <DM> $25d10
  528. <Navi> DM: You rolled 25 Dice with 10 Sides. Results: 10, 7, 3, 9, 10, 3, 4, 9, 9, 3, 2, 7, 5, 2, 5, 3, 10, 5, 8, 6, 6, 7, 2, 1 and 8. Total: 144. Successes: 19.
  529. <Darte> (+)
  530. <DM> 39 - 19 = 20 - 5 = 15 damage... is there a bonus damage on it?
  531. <Darte> Damage: +0
  532. <Darte> EFFECT: If it hits, the Hyper Deku Stick breaks, giving the target Magic Bleeding Stacks equal to the difference in successes.
  533. <DM> think it was at... 47 last, so it's now at... 32!
  534. * Melizea downs a green potion.
  535. <DM> *You smash it over the head, giving it some bleeding splinters!
  536. <DM> *Magic drains from its body, and some of the glow in its singular eye starts to fade, partially from the magic loss, and the other end from the pain.
  537. * Sephiroth remains up above, wary of possible additional intruders.
  538. <Melizea> 22h, 7m | +2 Magic Regen (Skill), +3 Regen (Skill) | +19 ATK Dice (Robe +4, Fire Armlet +3, Spell +12), +4 Armor (Armor), +7/7 Hearts & Magic (Materia) | Force Meter: 25 pts | Shield (Half damage taken), Effect Block, Thorns
  539. <Sephiroth> 37h 27m. | Nayru's Love: (100h) | Quick Charge (-1 Action Charge) | (Augmented Robe: -6 AD All Enemies)
  540. <DM> *However, its Pincers unfreeze, and it goes in for a Pincer Strike on you, Darte!
  541. <DM> Roll your Power +12 dice vs. targets' Power dice
  542. <DM> Damage: +0
  543. <DM> EFFECT: If it hits, target loses 6 Defense Dice.
  544. <DM> $47d10 Gohma
  545. <Navi> DM: You rolled 47 Dice with 10 Sides. Results: 7, 4, 4, 9, 8, 2, 8, 5, 5, 6, 4, 7, 9, 3, 6, 1, 4, 2, 6, 5, 7, 8, 5, 1, 6, 1, 7, 2, 2, 7, 10, 9, 10, 4, 7, 8, 5, 4, 2, 9, 9, 6, 6, 8, 8, 1 and 9. Total: 266. Successes: 33.
  546. <DM> oh right -6
  547. <Melizea> (green potion says half of maximum magic or 7 magic, not sure if the half maximum applies to the "new" maximum with the ultima materia equipped)
  548. <DM> $6d10
  549. <Navi> DM: You rolled 6 Dice with 10 Sides. Results: 1, 3, 5, 5, 9 and 2. Total: 25. Successes: 3.
  550. <DM> make that 30 successes
  551. <DM> (total magic, so yes, it would apply to the new maximum)
  552. <Melizea> 22h, 9m | +2 Magic Regen (Skill), +3 Regen (Skill) | +19 ATK Dice (Robe +4, Fire Armlet +3, Spell +12), +4 Armor (Armor), +7/7 Hearts & Magic (Materia) | Force Meter: 25 pts | Shield (Half damage taken), Effect Block, Thorns
  553. * Darte doesn't have enough magic to flash away, but he does have enough to augment his robes again!
  554. <Darte> $19d10
  555. <Navi> Darte: You rolled 19 Dice with 10 Sides. Results: 9, 10, 8, 9, 6, 9, 1, 2, 9, 9, 2, 2, 6, 9, 6, 9, 10, 5 and 8. Total: 129. Successes: 17.
  556. <DM> *The pincers strike into you... or do they?
  557. <DM> (does that break through your armor or nay?)
  558. <Darte> (Not a bit)
  559. <Melizea> (darte has armor?)
  560. <Sephiroth> (Armored swordfish is armored)
  561. <Melizea> (also wonder how our deku baba friend is doing...)
  562. <DM> *Not only do the pincers strike your armor and fail to penetrate it, you, with your measly strength, manage to grab onto its pincers, holding them in place for a moment!
  563. <Darte> (Taking a nap on the upper limbs, I'd assume)
  564. <DM> *And speaking of your baba friend...
  565. <Darte> (Time for a suplex)
  566. <DM> *You feel the ground rumble for a bit, and rising up from behind the Gohma is your Pet Baba! That's odd, you could've sworn it wasn't bigger than the Gohma not long ago...
  567. <DM> *Having feasted on some more corpses since then, it's now become a Boss Baba!
  568. <DM> *The Gohma, with its singular eye, looks backwards just in time for the Boss Baba to clamp down!
  569. <DM> *With the Gohma pinned by Darte and unable to escape, the great Baba chomps down on the Gohma's singular eye, stripping it from being Eyegouged in favor of enjoying a nice, delicious meal.
  570. <Melizea> (with how many times darte's been dying, i forgot he even had armor)
  571. * Darte blinks in horror. "... Okay. I'm naming you Dex 2.0, now."
  572. <DM> *The Baba then uses its new vine arms to grab ahold of the Gohma, and then LEAP into the air! Because of the enclosed space, the Gohma's body first strikes the ceiling, and then the Baba flips around and suplexes the Gohma, causing it to snap against the ground!
  573. <DM> *Make that Dex + Dhoo 2.0
  574. <Melizea> (dexadhoo?)
  575. <Darte> (Dhoox.)
  576. <Sephiroth> (Dhex 2.0)
  577. <DM> *The Gohma's body just cracks from the combined impacts, and with its eye kindly devoured, the Gohma's limbs stop flailing... and it loses all life.
  578. <DM> *The battle is over!
  579. <DM> *The Deku Baba then proceeds to chomp and feast on the Gohma's body, continuing to grow in size.
  580. * Darte whoofs quietly, stepping back from the corpse. "Real glad it pointed that thing away from me."
  581. <DM> *It then pats you on the head Darte, showing you its newly sharpened fangs, with bits of unflossed Gohma guts flexed between its teeth.
  582. * Darte feels like a good boy.
  583. <Melizea> 22h, 9m | Gravity Materia and Ultima Materia equipped | Force Meter: 25 pts
  584. <DM> *It tries to lick you, but instead it uhh.... incidentally chews on your arm.
  585. <DM> *And with 1 Heart left, well...
  586. * Darte has full health, thank you kindly.
  587. <DM> *Well then. You're now at full health and missing an arm.
  588. * Melizea addresses the others "How is the situation?"
  589. <DM> *Dhex 2.0 happily munches on your fishbits arm, being satisfied with the meal. It then proceed to continue chomping in the corner.
  590. * Darte nods vacantly, eyes glazing over. "Why do all my pets want to eat me?"
  591. <Melizea> (i didn't know darte had pets)
  592. <DM> (because, deep down inside, you know that you are the pet)
  593. <Melizea> (other pets, that is)
  594. <DM> [Mido]: Seems alright, for now. I'm having the rest of my troops scour the Deku Tree for more of those crawlies, and with any luck, cut the silk threads.
  595. <Darte> (fourth wall joke)
  596. * DM observes as the Fourth Wall munches on Darte's other arm.
  597. <Melizea> "I see. What of the wounded?"
  598. * Sephiroth kicks DM out the window.
  599. * You have been kicked from #zurpg by Sephiroth (You have been kicked out the window and you landed in the Winnowing Halls. Greetings Mortal, are you ready to die? «20,332»)
  600. ING AT Tue May 26 00:02:59 2020
  601.  
  602. NG AT Tue May 26 00:03:00 2020
  603.  
  604. * Darte doesn't take that loss so much in stride. "Hope you choke on it."
  605. <DM> (oh hai mark)
  606. <Melizea> (not sure if you saw my message)
  607. <DM> *Sephiroth, from above, you don't see another other crawlies either, and courtesies of the blockade you guys made in the previous session, nothing's broken through the main entrance either.
  608. * Darte nods sternly. "Do you think these things could've hurt the Deku tree?"
  609. <DM> [Mido]: Well, thanks to fishlips and Chomp Chomp over there protecting the wounded, they're fine now.
  610. <DM> [Mido]: Probably, but ol' New Deku Tree is younger, more spry than the previous ol' lump. He won't go down that easy.
  611. <DM> *You hear a deep moan from the New Deku Tree.
  612. <Melizea> "I see."
  613. <DM> [Deku Tree]: Ahh... thaaaaat felt like a niiiice scratch on my baaaaaack.
  614. <DM> [Mido]: See? Bud's fine. If anything though...
  615. <DM> *He looks towards Saria, who's about complete with her incantation. More magical pulses are emitting outwards from where she is, and although you can sense a great energy culminating from her ritual, you can see from your Spirit Vision that her soul is not handling the strain very well.
  616. <DM> [Mido]: I'm more worried about her.
  617. <Melizea> "Hmm..."
  618. <DM> (hello backstrain my old friend)
  619. <DM> (yeah, courtesies of Melizea breaking the session, looks like we'll end early)
  620. <Melizea> (oops)
  621. <Melizea> (tbh, i thought this was gonna be much worse...)
  622. * Darte looks at her. "She's a sage, aren't they usually given power to handle defenses like this?"
  623. <DM> (well, three Gohmas and 15 Skulltulas was going to be quite bad, but then, well... as usual, I forgot yet another spell called Graviga existed, lol)
  624. <DM> *You can see sweatdrops pouring down her face, but she continues, unfaltering.
  625. <Sephiroth> (Rip enemies)
  626. <DM> [Mido]: That's the thing. Sage powers are meant to either be combined, or use for communion, but... She's restoring a forest. The whole forest.
  627. <DM> *There's a gulp in his throat.
  628. <Melizea> "Can we aid her?"
  629. <DM> [Mido]: Hey, Saria... you don't need to keep going. The threat's gone. Our pals here took care of it! There's no need to strain yourself further!
  630. <Melizea> "If possible, that is."
  631. <Melizea> "I wouldn't be sure about the threat being gone."
  632. <Melizea> "We never know what could happen."
  633. <DM> *She opens her eyes for a second, continuing to speak in Ancient Hylian. She looks at her old friend Mido for a bit, then closes her eyes again. More glowy lights surround her, and you can see her spirit is in full force.
  634. <DM> [Mido]: I d-d-don't know, I've never helped a Sage do their thing before!
  635. <DM> *Melizea, courtesies of your intervention when you met Saria the first time, you recall the main reason she went down the first time was due to a lack of magic.
  636. <DM> *It seems what you're witnessing is something similar, just on a much worse scale, one that's... threatening to extinguish it.
  637. <Melizea> "Perhaps more energy is in order?"
  638. * Melizea attempts to climb down to the floor.
  639. <DM> [Mido]: Energy? What, you wanna Hadoken her?! N-no way, th... that's too dangerous!
  640. * Darte looks to Mel. "Energy, of what kind?"
  641. <DM> *You skillfully drop down from one vine to the other to get down to ground level.
  642. <Melizea> "Spiritual? Mana? Something else, perhaps?"
  643. * Darte ponders. "Maybe siphoning magic while in Spirit Form?"
  644. <DM> [Mido]: Spirit form? Wait, you can turn into spirits?
  645. <Melizea> "Whatever is necessary for the task to work."
  646. * Darte shrugs. "It's worth a shot. Mido, guard our bodies." He tries to activate his Spirit Gem paying a bit of his life as the entry fee.
  647. <DM> *Sephiroth, from your high ground, while there's no immediate enemies, you do notice an explosion. It seems something is starting to break through that barricade, but through all of that foliage, you can't tell what it is.
  648. <Darte> (Oh no, it's Les Miserables cosplayers)
  649. * Melizea doesn't have any spirit gem to use, unfortunately.
  650. <Melizea> "Sephiroth, keep watch outside if you must."
  651. <DM> *Mido nods, unable to commit to any of this himself.
  652. <Melizea> (what'd happen if i hand over the gravity and ultima materia over near saria)
  653. <DM> (That could do something.)
  654. <Melizea> (or even go near her)
  655. <DM> *Darte, you ascend into the Spirit Realm, and now it feels like you've got Super Spirit Vision!
  656. * Melizea walks over to Saria, with both the Gravity Materia and Ultima Materia in hand.
  657. <DM> *Melizea, as you get closer, you feel the Materia in your hands gravitate towards Saria. Do you let them, or try to hold onto them?
  658. * Darte may have made a mistake, as he went in with one magic instead of filling up the tank beforehand.
  659. * Melizea lets the Materia go over to Saria.
  660. <DM> *There's another pulse of magic, and Darte, your spirit recovers back to full!
  661. <Melizea> (inb4 they bother combine into Spirit Materia)
  662. <Melizea> (nah, i'm kidding)
  663. <Darte> (Twist: They combine into Holy Materia, and OH NO SARIA, WATCH OUT, SEPHIROTH IS--)
  664. <DM> *Looking around in Super Spirit Vision, you notice there's bright green vines everywhere, growing outwards, both inside the tree and expanding outwards, each time there's a pulse. However, you notice Saria's own soul diminish each time, pulsing like a heartbeat that manages to gasp for air.
  665. <DM> (oh my god, I didn't even realize the setup is almost identical)
  666. <DM> (INSTANT TURN TO VILLAINY)
  667. <Melizea> (i have no knowledge of anything final fantasy so i got nothing)
  668. <Orithan> $recall
  669. <DM> *The two Materia start to rotate around Saria, and from your Super Spirit Vision Darte, you can see that they're feeding energy back into Saria. However, it still seems like she's handling more than she can chew, unlike your Pet Baba which is continuing to chew more than it handle.
  670. <Darte> (Does Darte have access to any of his items in this realm? Of obvious interest, the siphoning wand)
  671. <DM> (got anything spiritual on you?)
  672. <Darte> (The Phantasm Spear, hmm. Not sure how useful it'd be.)
  673. <Darte> (And a 'Spirit Robe')
  674. <DM> *In your spiritual inventory, you notice a few items that are managing to carry on with you:
  675. <Darte> (Not technically spirit aligned, just named that)
  676. * Sephiroth blinks for a second, then continues to keep watch.
  677. <DM> *The Phantasm Spear, your Spirit Robe, the Spiritual Scimitar... annnnnd one more thing.
  678. * Melizea mutters to herself "If only Annalia or the others were here..."
  679. <DM> *Your eyes hover towards something with a tealish sheen across it. You instinctively try not to look at it, pretending it doesn't exist, but you know it's there. You've been avoiding it ever since you looted it from Thoughter.
  680. <Darte> (HEHEHEHEH)
  681. <DM> *You can't help but notice that it has overwhelming spiritual power. It could more than enough help.
  682. <Melizea> (oh no, darte's gonna convert her)
  683. <DM> *In fact, why aren't you using it? It only requires you to wield it. Just once. Once, and you'll never need it for anything else, ever again.
  684. <Melizea> (don't do it, it's gonna make things 1000x worse)
  685. <DM> *Sephiroth, there's more explosions. You're a bit far off with your Spirit Vision to tell what exactly it is, though you can tell that it's not an army. Just... one soul, making its way through the barricade.
  686. <Melizea> "In the meantime, is there any reason why the enemies would attack the forest?"
  687. * Darte starts with the basics, for the time being. He drapes the Spirit Robe across her back. "This should give you more control with less magic. Hang in there." He considers his other options, watching to see the effect the robe has.
  688. <DM> *The Kokiri manning the siege defenses start issuing commands to each other, mobilizing to defend against another wave... of whatever.
  689. <Darte> $1d2
  690. <Navi> Darte: You flipped 1 coin. Result: Heads.
  691. <DM> *Your wimpy Spirit Robe doesn't do jack crap. It practically vaporizes the moment it touches her.
  692. <DM> [Mido]: Why wouldn't they? It's the Mask Man, he's attacking everyone and everything.
  693. <DM> [Mido]: What's bothering me is... how many forces does he have? He can't possibly have an endless supply of enemies, can he?
  694. <Melizea> "Anything specific? Like potential artifacts or some other?"
  695. <Melizea> "Or maybe to get ahold of the sages?"
  696. <DM> *He taps his head a bit to think, but at that moment, Saria pipes up.
  697. <DM> [Saria]: The Triforce.
  698. <DM> *Looking at Saria, her eyes have a golden gleam to them, as if she's connected to the Sacred Realm itself, and you can see directly into it.
  699. <DM> [Mido]: Wha? That old thing?! But how?! I thought you had to like, I dunno, get into that big ol' blue realm and use the Master Sword and... I dunno how this stuff works, dude, I'm just repeating what I heard Link did.
  700. <DM> *Darte, you hear a voice call out to you...
  701. * Melizea whispers to herself "A repeat of the ancient battle?"
  702. <DM> [Voice]: Your lousy spiritual equipment won't help you. But you have something in your possession that will save her life and protect this forest. Why don't you use it?
  703. <DM> [Voice]: What's holding you back?
  704. <DM> *Saria, at once, finishes the incantation!
  705. * Darte considers, hand grasping for the teal blade, then pauses again, fingers twitching. "He does promise power... power I could have had as a sage. Power to defend my people, for all time. The ferocity to be willing to undo all our foes. And this forest's."
  706. <DM> *At once, there's a burst of spiritual energy. A great glow emits outwards from her, visible to those even without Spirit Vision.
  707. <DM> *Those bright green vines emerge from the Spirit Realm and into the physical realm, covering the inside of the whole tree, and rapidly growing outwards.
  708. <DM> *Sephiroth, from your high perch, you look outwards to see vines and flowers crawling through the area, reaching into the forest below. The wave of green energy shockwaves all the way to the edges of the forest, and you can see from afar, the dead trees that were once burned to a crisp, now reinvigorated and bursting with life.
  709. <Melizea> (do i sense anything wrong with darte or nah?)
  710. <DM> *You see new fires appear shortly afterwards, but those fires are extinguished by the new life given to the forest, as a spiritual barrier protects it, preventing it from burning.
  711. <DM> *Melizea, you see Saria's fire about to burn out, and Darte's floating spirit, meanwhile, seems to be cloudy. You're not sure you've seen this power before, but whatever it is, it's making you very uneasy.
  712. <Melizea> (can darte hear me if i say something?)
  713. <DM> [Voice]: What are you waiting on? Anymore, and her soul will extinguish, with no way of bring it back, no matter how many fairies you pour on her.
  714. <DM> *Mido rushes over to Saria's now limp body, crying out to her.
  715. <DM> [Mido]: SARIA, NO!
  716. <DM> (Yes, he can)
  717. * Darte 's fingers continue to twitch. "To be greater even than the sage I could have been."
  718. <Melizea> "Darte, remember what I told you from back in the Nightmare!"
  719. <DM> *Saria opens her eyes for a moment, and she mutters...
  720. <DM> [Saria]: The forest... is safe now.
  721. <DM> [Saria]: At last... I'll be able to see... my beloved... one.... last time...
  722. <DM> [Voice]: One last chance to save a Sage.
  723. <Melizea> "Accept your past as is, Darte! Wanting power is a sign of weakness in itself!"
  724. <Darte> $1d2
  725. <Navi> Darte: You flipped 1 coin. Result: Heads.
  726. * Darte blinks, hand drawing away from the blade at Mel's words. "... Weakness. Yes, I'm weak. Too weak. But she is... greater."
  727. <DM> *Darte, a flood of memories come in. Half of them filled with all the times you wish you had the power to save those you wanted to protect, and half of them filled with those that helped you along the way, even some idiot Zora predecessor.
  728. <Melizea> "Your weakness is all you need to push through!"
  729. <DM> (I see we've gone full anime territory here...)
  730. <Melizea> "It is what makes you, you."
  731. <Melizea> "You must embrace your weakness and turn it into a strength."
  732. <DM> *Well Darte, the choice is yours. Give in to the power, or give in to what makes you... you: Dying repeatedly!
  733. * Darte kneels before Saria, placing the Spiritual Scimitar in her hand, and tilting it upwards. With a cry, he plunges onto it, executing a stab.
  734. <DM> *Melizea, roll your Wisdom stat vs. Darte's Wisdom stat
  735. <Darte> If it hits, siphon 5 Magic from the target to you.
  736. <Melizea> (base wisdom? or just normal wisdom?)
  737. <DM> (Normal Wisdom. Neither attack nor defense.)
  738. <Melizea> $22d10
  739. <Navi> Melizea: You rolled 22 Dice with 10 Sides. Results: 5, 3, 2, 4, 3, 4, 8, 7, 3, 10, 6, 3, 7, 5, 8, 6, 6, 10, 4, 4, 2 and 5. Total: 115. Successes: 14.
  740. <Darte> $28d10
  741. <Navi> Darte: You rolled 28 Dice with 10 Sides. Results: 9, 10, 10, 8, 10, 5, 5, 5, 5, 10, 7, 6, 3, 9, 10, 1, 6, 3, 10, 2, 5, 6, 6, 2, 2, 1, 2 and 5. Total: 163. Successes: 26.
  742. <Darte> (welp)
  743. * Melizea chucks a reroll at darte.
  744. <Darte> $28d10
  745. <Navi> Darte: You rolled 28 Dice with 10 Sides. Results: 5, 3, 9, 4, 2, 9, 1, 2, 3, 6, 6, 8, 5, 3, 4, 8, 1, 4, 8, 7, 6, 7, 8, 10, 3, 3, 2 and 5. Total: 142. Successes: 16.
  746. <DM> *Melizea, despite your attempts, your words are- ... OH.
  747. <DM> *Mido throws a reroll at Melizea!
  748. <Melizea> $22d10
  749. <Navi> Melizea: You rolled 22 Dice with 10 Sides. Results: 4, 3, 9, 8, 5, 7, 2, 7, 5, 2, 8, 8, 7, 4, 6, 2, 6, 10, 9, 7, 3 and 7. Total: 129. Successes: 16.
  750. <DM> ROLLOFF
  751. <Melizea> (... oh no)
  752. <Melizea> $22d10
  753. <Navi> Melizea: You rolled 22 Dice with 10 Sides. Results: 3, 9, 4, 1, 8, 6, 4, 9, 10, 7, 2, 9, 5, 7, 5, 6, 3, 10, 8, 1, 8 and 5. Total: 130. Successes: 17.
  754. <Darte> $28d10
  755. <Navi> Darte: You rolled 28 Dice with 10 Sides. Results: 4, 4, 6, 10, 3, 5, 6, 6, 1, 9, 4, 4, 9, 2, 10, 3, 1, 10, 9, 2, 8, 4, 8, 3, 9, 1, 2 and 6. Total: 149. Successes: 17.
  756. <DM> .............
  757. <Darte> (how anime is this gonna get)
  758. <DM> WORDS CANNOT DESCRIBE
  759. <DM> WHELP
  760. * Melizea casts Hyper Blessing on herself for +5 wisdom
  761. <DM> ROLLOFF 2
  762. <Darte> $28d10
  763. <Melizea> (can i do that)
  764. <Navi> Darte: You rolled 28 Dice with 10 Sides. Results: 1, 10, 1, 5, 3, 6, 5, 6, 10, 1, 1, 10, 9, 5, 3, 8, 6, 2, 10, 6, 1, 9, 7, 9, 2, 5, 1 and 1. Total: 143. Successes: 21.
  765. <DM> (You have now!)
  766. <Melizea> $27d10
  767. <Navi> Melizea: You rolled 27 Dice with 10 Sides. Results: 5, 2, 7, 5, 2, 7, 10, 5, 3, 4, 10, 2, 4, 1, 2, 2, 5, 5, 10, 10, 7, 10, 5, 8, 9, 2 and 6. Total: 148. Successes: 22.
  768. <DM> (AS ANIME AS CAN BE!)
  769. <DM> *Melizea, with a clash of memories, your words just barely get through to Darte!
  770. <DM> *Darte, right as you try to seppuku yourself onto the Twilight Scimitar, something snaps in your mind, and you instinctively use the Spiritual Scimitar of yours to knock the Twilight Scimitar away!
  771. <DM> *Nay, for it is the wrong kind of seppuku. THIS is how you seppuku!
  772. * Sephiroth face-palms.
  773. <DM> *Darte, you stand in front of Saria, then use the Spiritual Scimitar to do a REAL seppuku, stabbing yourself through yourself to strike Saria, and infuse her lost light with your soul! And, well, your spirit blood.
  774. <DM> *You cough salty fishdrop tears of spirit blood outwards, then realize... your death saved her.
  775. <Melizea> (betcha if strife was here, he'd be doing all sorts of other things, questioning whatever is going on)
  776. <DM> *Just as you think you've reached the end of your life... your Pet Baba returns from chomping some Gohmas and proceeds to you, body and soul. It munches a few times, and then regurgitates you back in one piece, albeit a bit more bloodied and red than before.
  777. <DM> *Looking back over to Saria, you can hear her very faintly breathing. She's still knocked out cold, but she's safe as least.
  778. <DM> [Mido]: You... you saved her...
  779. * Darte is dispensed onto the floor, thoroughly dazed. "... Why do I feel like I've lost my soul, somehow."
  780. <DM> *Dhex 2.0 salivates some of your blood on you, rubbing up against your shoulder in fondness of you.
  781. <DM> *Melizea, you get your two Materia back, and you notice both of them are quite spent. Looks like they're unusable, for the time being. You'll need to find some way to reenergize them somehow.
  782. <DM> [Mido]: She's kinda faint, though. Any way we can keep her safe?
  783. * Melizea pockets both of them.
  784. <DM> (whoops. Misread that with mistiming.)
  785. * DM decides not to read that as "Melizea pockets the Materia and Saria."
  786. * Darte gives the thing an idle pat with his remaining arm, just watching Saria carefully. "Will the forest defenses hold, now?"
  787. <DM> *The Deku Tree gives you a response.
  788. <DM> [Deku Tree]: She has... saved the forest, even... me. I will remain safe. But... you will not, if you stay...
  789. <Melizea> "We may need to flee."
  790. <DM> [Mido]: Where to?
  791. * Sephiroth uses his One Wing to gracefully float down to the party.
  792. <Melizea> "Regrettable as it may, I know not of any location in Hyrule."
  793. <Darte> (You could not choose more terrifying timing for that, Sephiroth)
  794. <DM> *Your One Winged Angel friend floats down, without stabbing anyone. Yet.
  795. <Melizea> "However, we should act fast, travel elsewhere."
  796. <DM> *I'd just like to stick a friendly reminder, all three of you know of a somewhat nearby location. Further out to the east. In fact, if you're standing on the branches of the Deku Tree, you can see a vignette of the very fortress.
  797. <Darte> https://youtu.be/17KvcLUslsA?t=653
  798. <Kefka> YouTube: Final Fantasy VII (Symphony in Three Movements) : II. Words Drowned by Fireworks - Views: 4,350 - Length: 13:39 - Uploaded: 2019-03-14 - User: London Symphony Orchestra - Topic - Likes: 78 - Dislikes: 0
  799. <DM> *I believe you'll find some furry friends there, though whether they'll be welcome to you with open arms, that's a different story. Buuut I'm sure you can work out something like "the enemy of my enemy is my friend" or something or another.
  800. <Darte> (Wow, their oil painting skills have gotten great!)
  801. <Melizea> "If we falter any longer, we may not have the chance to survive."
  802. <DM> [Mido]: Wish I could believe your crazy powers could keep us all alive, but...
  803. * Darte looks about. "And we can't risk bringing more of the Happy Mask Man's forces down on this place."
  804. * Melizea is not currently standing on any of the branches.
  805. <DM> *He motions to the wounded.
  806. <DM> [Mido]: Yeah. We're gonna need someplace to hunker down, with better fortifications than here.
  807. * Melizea turns to Darte "Got anything to help the wounded?"
  808. <DM> *Nearby, you notice Strife the Suitcase. How'd you not notice it this whole time?
  809. <DM> *Looks like it uhh... well umm... has extra room in it.
  810. <Melizea> 15h, 0m
  811. * Darte nods, pushing himself up slowly. He moves towards the wounded and begins sending out Restoration Bubbles and handing out doses of minor healing items, and passing along a cheering word or two, gesturing to the vines that had propagated throughout the tree.
  812. <DM> *Between the magic pulses earlier, and your healing stuff, the wounded are able to get back up on their feet.
  813. <Melizea> "I shall climb up and recollect the Siegefin Ballista. You all should plan out for escape."
  814. * Melizea attempts to climb up to the area where the field weapon is.
  815. <Darte> "We could leave the woods, head towards the river. I'm sure my people still stand firm."
  816. <DM> [Mido]: Hmm, that'll lead us towards... isn't that old Keaton fortress along the way? I suppose we can dodge it, but... just wondering if they've got anything that could help us.
  817. <DM> *Now that you recall, Darte, the Keatons did once attack the Domain with a big ol' drill. Maybe they do have something in store. Could be worth the detour.
  818. * Melizea continues to head over to the Siegefin Ballista, if not already there.
  819. <DM> *Melizea, you get over to recover the Siegefin Ballista, when you notice more explosions coming from the caved in entrance.
  820. * Darte frowns. "Not going to trust them easily, but we may have no choice. Worst case, we go in first to take the temperature, and smash and grab supplies if it's not terribly warm. Don't have time or resources to waste starting another war with them right now."
  821. <DM> *There's something... rather familiar about whatever is approaching, and steadily making its way through the barricade.
  822. * Melizea keeps in mind of that while disassembling the Siegefin Ballista to pocket into her inventory.
  823. <DM> [Mido]: Alright. I think there's a clearing nearby, we can set-up camp there while we continue to tend to our wounded.
  824. <DM> [Mido]: Okay, let's get a move on, peeps! GO GO GO!
  825. <DM> *The Kokiri proceed to mobilize and make their way out of the Deku Tree. They avoid the entrance, instead choosing to go out back.
  826. <Darte> https://austinwintory.bandcamp.com/track/bonepit-exile
  827. <DM> *As they're gathering their remaining fellows, though, a voice calls out to you, Melizea. Darte and Sephiroth, you hear it too...
  828. * Sephiroth follows the Kokiri, not knowing where to go.
  829. <DM> *It's not the same as the one from the Twilight Scimitar.
  830. <DM> [Voice]: You... betrayed me...
  831. <Melizea> (have i recovered the ballista)
  832. <DM> *You've recovered the ballista.
  833. * Melizea hands back over to where the others are.
  834. <DM> *Though, looking towards whatever's causing those explosions, you recognize the voice is from the same direction.
  835. <DM> *Darte, you can't help but be drawn to this voice. It's like it's one you personally connect and relate to...
  836. <DM> [Voice]: Everytime you appear, I suffer... I always suffer...
  837. <DM> [Voice]: You've looked down on me, you've thrown me to the wolves, stepped on my body, strapped me to explosives...
  838. <Melizea> (err, heads back, not hands back)
  839. <Darte> (OH NO TITAN FRAN)
  840. <DM> *There's one more explosion, and the figure of a shorty stands there, in the midst of the explosions.
  841. <DM> [Fran]: NOW I SHALL RETURN THE FAVOR!
  842. * Melizea holds out her drive blade in front of Darte, attempting to warn him.
  843. <Melizea> "We should try to travel through the treetops, if we can."
  844. <DM> *Fran takes a step towards you, causing another explosion. It bursts outwards and towards you, throwing you into the abyss of flames...
  845. <DM> -=LOADING=-
  846. <DM> -=LOADING=-
  847. <DM> -=SESSION END=-
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