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Title: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on December 25, 2014, 07:40:05 PM
((Been feeling like doing re imagining of the Blue Valkyrie story and I've been kinda itching to do some RP so here is something new! ))

Rough Timeline can be found here!
http://forum.rockmanpm.com/index.php?topic=7266.575 (http://forum.rockmanpm.com/index.php?topic=7266.575)

It is said with every choice you make another world is created one where you made the choice another where you didn't. Some alternate worlds are so similar you could spend countless lifetimes trying to find differences between them while some are so different they defy logic.

Welcome to the "Mana-Verse" an alternate RPM where magic became the focus of the world and not technology. A world where one's imagination shapes and expands the land constantly, where anything is possible! This is another open world RP where alternate versions of our characters can go on adventures and weave new stories.

The "Mana-Verse" or Arcadia as it's called is the location of the Blue Valkyrie reboot/re-imagination project I'm currently working on, RPM Adventure was kinda a prototype to see if people were interested in a fantasy themed RP, that will still be updated as long as people are interested in continuing, this however is more open; so no DMing just interact and expand your stories as you want. Also a lot of this is elements of the Blue Valkyrie story re imagined, I'll try to avoid spoiling stuff for the main RP story line.

Magic is everything in this world pretty much everyone can use it even if they aren't really trained, there are exceptions of course and normal technology does exist here and there; however most use Magitech. Otherwise reinvent your characters however you want but remember this is meant to be an alternate reality so if you want to explore new ideas with your characters go nuts!

Legends say Arcadia was once an endless void of chaos with no shape or form, then a mysterious woman appeared from another realm and gave it shape with the help of the six elementals.

"The Queen" - Her identity is unknown, but she was said to be the one who created this world and united the elementals to help create Arcadia. She is typically identified by the sigil of a cat in the world's mythology.
Reva- The elemental of Darkness, known as the goddess of darkness
Reya- The elemental of Light, known as the goddess of light
Jin - The elemental of Fire, known as the god of fire
Mina - The elemental of Water, known as the goddess of water
Titan - The elemental of Earth, known as the god of earth
Slyph - The elemental of Wind, known as the goddess of wind

Together they created the Omni-Gem and used it's infinite elemental power to create a balance in the abyss forming the land of Arcadia, using her magic the mysterious woman drew the souls of adventurous people to the fledgling world and granted them the power to shape it with their imagination; for every person's hopes and dreams would expand the land of Arcadia always offering new adventure and experiences. Satisfied, this woman departed perhaps to new worlds to do the same, leaving the elementals to maintain Arcadia in her absence..

As time passed a mighty empire rose under the protection of the elementals; ruling the world from the floating city and building a civilization across Arcadia it seemed like there was nothing the precursors could not do. Yet, without warning the civilization was suddenly and violently cast down and now only questions remain as to what could have destroyed the precursors.

Remnants of their civilization still remain however and are desired due to the advanced nature of their magic and magi technology.


Character Name: Aya (Alternate Blue)
Race: Magic Construct (Human like in appearance)
Age: Unknown
Gender: Female
Hair Style/Colour: Light blue, lower neck length and slightly spiky.
Eye Colour: Light blue, lightly glows.
Build: Slender but athletic.
Outfit: Her outfit resembles that of a genie's, with the classic pants (blue but slightly transparent, and blue top with gold trimming.)
Power: Can summon a magic curved sword, can cast various spells through magic rings acquired in her adventures.

Aya like her main counterpart is a curious and adventurous soul, she jumps into a fight without thinking preferring action rather than careful planning. Her naive and upbeat personality is infectious to others making it easy for her to befriend others. (So not to different from the prime universe Blue)

The floating city, known to all who inhabit the lands of Arcadia as the place where the world began, protected by whirling winds and other magical defenses according to legend. Many have sought to infiltrate the old city in hopes of claiming the omni-gem but none have ever succeeded and fewer have returned, Until now.

The pirate stepped off ramp of his drop ship, puffing from his pipe a wide grin on his face; years of effort and preparing had finally paid off and the ancient city was his to plunder. "Arrr! Alright crew grab anything of value but remember why we are here!" A buccaneer approaches his captain, saluting as the others all scatter in small groups entering the houses and taking anything thats not nailed to the floor. "Yes sir! Alright boys lets get to work!"

White Beard and another group of Buccaneers as well as some of his "Smiling Copter bots" move toward the center temple for White Beard knew deep down the cause of his quest was here. His troops struggled to open the large doors, despite being uninhabited since the dawn of the world the temple was surprisingly well preserved, not even any dust. White Beard grinned as the Omni-Gem appeared before him high above the steps at the center of the room. "Arrr, this is it mateys! We've finally found it! Grab it carefully who knows what the "queen" left here to defend the gem!"

As the smiley copters to latch onto the Omni-Gem as one of the Buccaneers tugs on White Beard's sleeve. "Uhh...captain what about that crystal?" White Beard groans annoyed by the interruption at his moment of triumph. "What are you on about...huh?" White Beard glances upward noticing the other crystal above them. He shrugs and motions for the last copter to grab it. As it's pincers try to get a hold of the crystal it begins to shine in reaction, the copter is quickly sent flying into the near by wall and explodes. "It's a trap!" White Beard yelps covering his eyes and light fills the room.

After a few moments the crystal's glow fades the crystal having vanished and in it's place a young woman in blue floating above the ground for a moment before descending to the ground near White Beard and his pirates. She yawns stretching her arms above her head as if she had just had a good night's sleep. "*Yawns* Common master just five more minutes...huh? Who are you?" Aya frowns when she notices the copters leaving with the Omni-Gem "HEY THAT does not belong to you..you theives!"

Taking a combat stance and raising her hand above her head she summons a curved blade and charges at the Omni-Gem before she finds herself surrounded by the buccaneers all wielding cutlasses or arm cannon flintlock weapons. White Beard grumbles "So you are the guardian the Doctor warned us about? I'm not impressed; you'd think the queen would leave a more capable protector for her precious omni-gem! Alright boys, get rid of her and return to the ship; we have a scheduled to keep!"

White Beard waddles off with the Omni-Gem as Aya is surrounded by the Buccaneers all looking a little nervous perhaps not sure how strong this woman is. "Oh common! If I don't get that back my master will be rather annoyed with me!"

((Will continue next post, let some others get their own intros started too, so yeah fill this world with places and characters how you want; and hopefully we get some neat stories going. I'll be more active now that I'm basically past my crazy Christmas hours for this and the Wilypocolypse, RPAdventure too is people still want to continue.))



Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Fxeni on December 26, 2014, 02:22:30 AM
(Interesting... I'll definitely give this one some thought. Here's the options I currently have in mind for my end:

- In keeping with my usual persona, would be someone who specializes more with Magitech
- Or, to go with my general like of Lightning magic, someone who's adept more with Wind and Fire to combine them into Lightning

I might wait to see what others do and go off of that.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on December 26, 2014, 07:00:24 AM
Aya danced through the group of Buccaneers brandishing cutlasses, with a fury of slashes and dodges the little constructs quickly fell to pieces, Aya turned to the ranged fighters and the squad captain.

"Ready cannons!" The commander yelled pointing his sword at Aya "Fire!", dodging the first few shots Aya trips as the explosion from the impact knocks her forward. "Fire again!" the commander yells in a panic. Aya's arms cover her face as she realizes she can't dodge the incoming shots, as they connect she vanishes in the explosion and dust kicked up preventing the commander from confirming a hit.

"Do you see her?" The one buccaneer says glancing to and fro to his remaining companions. "N-No but I think we go her!" The other comments with a hopeful tone. Said hope quickly fades as the smoke clears revealing a magical barrier around Aya her sword having shifted shape into a gauntlet like shield. "Whew---I thought I was toast there!" Aya sighs in relief standing as her gauntlet returns to it's sword like shape, she reassumes her fighting stance before charging at remaining buccaneers.

Meanwhile at the city square the buccaneers and copters finish loading the Omni-Gem into the hold of the drop ship along with anything else they had pillaged from the abandoned city. "Carefull lads, don't chip the prize!" White Beard hollers in between puffs of his pipe. "We have an appointment to keep with our buyer." White Beard reaches into his pocket and reveals a small crystal ball, the fog within it begins to part showing the image of a shadowy man. "We have the prize, We'll be heading back soon so meet us at the arranged place like we agreed." White Beard grins thinking of the riches this prize will bring him.

"Excellent, the tales of your treasure hunting talents were more than rumors I see." The man's grin is about the only thing White Beard can make out in the crystal ball. "Thanks to that new magitek engine you installed on the old girl, we cut through the storm barrier no problems." White Beard chuckles turning to see the first drop ship carrying the loot lift off toward the Dark Star "Anyway, I'm heading back to the ship I'll be in contact again when we reach skull cove." White Beard slowly lowers the orb before jumping slightly as a head of the buccaneer commander bounces right next to him rolling off down the street.

Aya slides to a stop pointing her blade at White Beard frowning. "I don't know who you are but thats not yours so return it and I'll stop trashing your little metal minions!" White Beard growls "Whats going on?!" The shadowy man raising his voice over the commotion. "Nothing, just a loose end I need to tie up--Arrr!" White Beard shuts off the crystal ball and pockets it before raising a flintlock looking weapon upwards, with a loud bang a flare flies up ward before fizzling out.

"So..uh are you going to give it back?" Aya asks watching the flare fade out. "No-not quite, seems my crew weren't quite a challenge to you huh? Arrr--don't worry I have something that might prove a little more interesting, actually this is a good chance to field test my newest invention." Aya tilts her head in confusion before noticing the sun above being blocked out, glancing upward she sees the giant crab like robot suit plummeting down from the airship above. She just manages to dive away before it crushes her.

Aya picks her self up and raises her blade again. "What...is that!?" her eyes widen a little in surprise. "This lass is my newest weapon, I admit it was designed for underwater combat but It will suffice I'd say against something like you!" White Beard hops onto the claw as it raises him up to the cockpit before Aya can stop him. "I don't normally like this sort of thing but you hurt my crew and I won't stand for that especially from a land lubber!" The cockpit window swings closed and the pincer arms raise threateningly as Aya jumps back to stay out of reach she frowns readying herself for battle again.

((will continue next post))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on December 30, 2014, 11:18:19 PM
(Still haven't decided if I want to get involved just yet but I do have a bit of a writer's nitpick. 

When someone is talking it is important to skip a line before and after they talk to not only signify when someone is talking but also to separate from other people talking and the action for the sake of making it cleaner, easier to read and most importantly easier to follow.

Here's an example

"Person 1 dialog"

"Person 2 dialog"

Actions

"Person 1 dialog"

Actions

"Person 2 dialog"

"Person 1 dialog"

etc.

Of course when you're dealing with text heavy not dialog stuff it's also important to put a space in there once in a while to make it not only flow better but again easier to follow.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Phi on December 30, 2014, 11:41:07 PM
(I'll probably think of something for this, once I finally figure out how to create a damn zero-gravity bowling scene. XD)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on December 31, 2014, 03:13:30 AM
((Fair enough, was just experimenting with the best way do my posts, I'll give that a try next time.))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on December 31, 2014, 03:15:03 AM
(Also make absolutely sure it's clear who is saying what as well.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on December 31, 2014, 04:49:42 AM
Aya hopped back as the Crab Mecha's pincer came smashing down into the ground, she felt her balance go off for a moment as the ground below her shook from the strike. Aya responded to the attack by making a wide horizontal slash at the pincer only to be rewarded with a unimpressive "Donk" sound, clearly it's armor was too thick to easily penetrate even with a magic sword.

White Beard - "Lass I really hope thats not your best, because that was a less than impressive effort."

White Beard laughs pulling the left control stick sharply, the pincer responds with a light delay swinging horizontally, Aya is just able to shift her sword into it's gauntlet form and erect a barrier as it hits sending her smashing into the wall near by, although it knocks the wind out of her it would have been a lot worse had she taken the blow unprotected.

Aya - Urgh! I-I'm just warming up "old man!"."

White Beard - "O-OLD MAN?!  I'm only one hundred and twenty years old you disrespectful little bit--!

Enraged White Beard cuts himself off perhaps not quite angry enough to throw around such petty insults  yet not enough to think more carefully on his next attack, carelessly attempting to crush Aya again with the large pincer claw arm thingy. Aya seeing an opening jumps up the pincer running down the length of the mech's arm before jumping up and bringing her blade down on the cockpit window with as much force as she can muster. Stunned by the sudden counter attack white beard's look of bewilderment quickly turns to a cocky smirk as the blade fails to bypass what ever material it's made of and nearly sends her falling backward.

White Beard - "Yes, if at first you don't succeed fail fail again; you stupid dim witted girl!"

The eye like objects near the cockpit turn to face Aya locking onto her and firing a beam of concentrated magic each, Aya manages to react by jumping upward just before they finished charging nearly causing the beams to destroy the emitters in the process as she was standing between them before.

Aya - "If I can't pierce that armor I'm finished, there has to be something I can do!"

As if reacting to her distress her blade shifts shape of it's own accord transforming into a stylized blue lance of some sort. Blinking in surprise she aims it down as gravity kicks in the tip glowing with mana as she drives it into the body of the mecha.

White Beard - "O-Oh common thats just not fair!"

Alarms go off within the cockpit signaling the magi-tech reactor is going critical from the damage, with little choice he begins activating the escape pod system.

White Beard - "A lucky hit...DUMB luck thats all! I can still salvage this though!"

White Beard jerks the pincer claw controls upward the arm grappling Aya from atop the mecha's body holding her in place.

Aya - "Nrgh!"

She yells angrily, struggling to escape, her arms trapped at her sides by the claw. Aya glances upward as a smirking White Beard in his escape pod waves mockingly as it detaches from the body propelling it's self up where it's quickly snatched up by the drop ship's tow cable and promptly vanishes into the clouds presumably toward the airship.

Aya makes one more futile attempt to escape before the mecha violently explodes severing the pincer arm and launching it beyond the floating city's boundaries. Aya feelers her stomach drop as she begins falling through the sky at incredible speed through the stormy clouds of the barrier protecting the city and soon noticing for the first time the blue sky around her, the rapidly approaching ground however proves the be the more pressing concern.

Ducking her head below the pincer finger thingy in an effort to get some protection she closes her eyes hopping she'll somehow survive the fall. To any one on the ground the sparking claw would seem like a small comet streaming toward the near by forest, as it crashes the impact kicks up a large dust cloud.

((Aya's weapon is a morphing armament. It's base form is a light curved sword, it can also transform into the gauntlet that creates shields for defense, a lance to pierce heavy armor, a bow for hitting foes at range, and finally a staff to focus her magic spells if/when she gets some.))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on December 31, 2014, 05:20:20 AM
A young girl with medium length pointed ears, emerald green eyes and extremely short brown hair wearing an olive green tunic with loose brown leggings and leather boots was in the forest scavenging the surrounds for things to collect. 

Humans and the local wildlife known as Pokemon or other simpler creatures would often leave things behind when they wandered the forest and the girl liked to collect such things to figure out how they worked and how she and her father could use them.

Suddenly something bright shone through the sky as a star fell a fair distance away from her with a loud sound.

The girl stood there for a minute before rushing to see what it was.

(This version of Sakura has much shorter hair since she doesn't have to hide her ears.  Also don't worry the Pokemon probably won't become prominent in the story since this version of Sakura hasn't learned of the concept on owning them.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on December 31, 2014, 05:43:58 AM
((Arcadia is a world of imagination so anything you want can really show up =D ))

The arm of the mecha shattered into countless pieces as it connects with the ground, the only thing left after the impact is the light blue glow of Aya's shield having seemingly gone up on it's own. The impact had knocked her out cold and she lies at the center of the crater curled up in a ball.

Meanwhile several monsters seemed to have been drawn in by the noise, a pack of three opportunistic goblins.

Goblin#1 - Looks! Shinies!

The three goblins start bickering over the shiniest pieces of the ruined mecha arm before one noticed Aya in the crater.

Goblin#2 - Human!

Goblin#3 - Are these her shinnies?

Goblin#1 - Who cares! We take shines, maybe we take her to the boss Gob?

Goblin#2 - We haven't eaten a human in a long time! Feast! Feast!!

Goblin#3 - Boo-Humans taste horrible! Those farmers last month were all chewy, hard to pick out of your teeth!

Goblin#1 - Boss gob will know what to do with these shines and the blue she-human, we take her back too!

Goblin 2 and 3 begin gathering up the shiny fragments of the mecha while Goblin 1 slides into the crater to see if Aya has any valuables on her, it seems to take interest of the amulet around her neck.

((Guessing Sakura can handle three pathetic gobs?.))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on December 31, 2014, 05:51:19 AM
(Yeah she can.)

Sakura managed to find where the object landed and spotted the girl and the thieving Goblins.

"<Goblins again, why do they always have to cause trouble like this?>" Sakura muttered as she took out her blade.

It was a sword that glowed a bright blue and possessed no blade.  Her father explained that it was some sort of technology that the humans developed.

She then jumped out of the bushes and confronted the Goblins.

"Leave her alone!" Sakura shouted "That stuff doesn't belong to you and I won't allow you to eat more humans!"

(The <> symbolize that she is speaking the language of her people, and she is bilingual.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Fxeni on December 31, 2014, 05:55:30 AM
A man with brown hair and green eyes was riding on a Magitech bike down a long winding road next to a forest. The bike was a dark forest green, matching the clothes that he wore. The word "Cheval" was emblazoned in dark red on the bike, which matched the colouring of the man's scarf.

Out of the corner of his eye, he catches a glimpse of what looks like a comet falling out of the sky. He stops momentarily and watches it crash into the nearby forest.

Well... I have enough time to check it out, he thinks to himself as he looks at the screen on his gauntlet. He pulls up a local map of the area and calculates a general estimate of where it landed, making a note of it. Once done, he revs his bike up and heads offroad into the forest.

(So yeah, the bike is a Magitech version of the Cheval Ride Chaser from MMX2. I decided to combine the two attributes mentioned in my previous post, so most of the Magitech stuff he uses he made himself and powers with his magic.

I intend to arrive either during the fight or after the fight, whichever you guys prefer.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on December 31, 2014, 06:04:31 AM
(Yeah she can.)

Sakura managed to find where the object landed and spotted the girl and the thieving Goblins.

"<Goblins again, why do they always have to cause trouble like this?>" Sakura muttered as she took out her blade.

It was a sword that glowed a bright blue and possessed no blade.  Her father explained that it was some sort of technology that the humans developed.

She then jumped out of the bushes and confronted the Goblins.

"Leave her alone!" Sakura shouted "That stuff doesn't belong to you and I won't allow you to eat more humans!"

(The <> symbolize that she is speaking the language of her people, and she is bilingual.)

The Goblins jump in fright as Sakura yells. The all drop their loot, with goblin one remaining near Aya. They all draw their makeshift weapons, all small daggers of varying degrees of terrible.

Goblin#2 - Argh, a nasty little she-elf bothers us now!

Goblin#3 - She wants ours shinnies!

Goblin#1 - Leave and drop your shinnies she-elf or I slit the she-human's throat!

The first goblin grabs Aya by the hair and presses the blade on her throat.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on December 31, 2014, 06:13:03 AM
Sakura rolled her eyes at being called an 'elf', though it was much better than 'demon'.

"Shinnies, Shinnies, Shinnies." Sakura shook her head "It's sad that you creatures would risk and take life for such things when you have no knowledge of what they are or how to use them. Not to mention attempting to do so with those 'weapons'."

Sakura then shot a mild lighting bolt from her sword at the Goblin's hand which forced him to let Aya go.

"Now let me say this again, leave her and her possessions alone or else you will breath no more!" Sakura roared.  "And don't even think that was an 8th of my strength."

(My theory is that Magic Knights can cast spells normally but not at the same power as a mage.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on December 31, 2014, 06:16:19 AM
The Goblins rear back in fear, even the simplest show of magic would likely overwhelm such pathetic creatures, Goblin 2 and 3 simply run rather than risk the wrath of the "Elf" while Goblin#1 scrambles out of the crater yells some obscenity in it's native language and dives into the bushes.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on December 31, 2014, 06:23:04 AM
Sakura sighed and sheathed her blade as she was thankful she wasn't forced to kill something when it wasn't necessary.

Sakura then inspected the girl who was unconscious and the ruined part of the mecha.

"<FATHER!>" Sakura shouted before she tried to see if she could awaken the girl.


In a deeper part of the forest in a small hovel a somewhat middle age man with dark olive black hair and red eyes woke up from his nap when he heard his daughter shout.  She didn't sound like she was in immediate danger but at the same time it sounded very urgent.  With a yawn he got up and grabbed his axe to find where his daughter was.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on December 31, 2014, 06:30:12 AM
The mysterious girl in blue seemed alright considering how violent the crash must have been, no signs of injury at externally at the very least. Her clothing was quite odd though, clearly not average fabric and with a slight scent of magic to it. Perhaps showing more mid drift than Sakura might normally be comfortable with.

((Assuming Sakura has any issues with such clothing, I might be thinking of yout RPMAdventure character though not Sakura XD))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on December 31, 2014, 06:34:46 AM
Sakura smelt the magic from the clothes but figured it was more magitek developed by the humans.

Seeing she was alright she decided to leave her be until her father arrived and inspected the ruined parts of the mecha in curiosity. 

"<What sort of thing was this?>" Sakura muttered.

(Nah since she didn't have a pervy master she doesn't really mind, however sexual advances would still probably get a negative reaction, especially with her dad alive.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on December 31, 2014, 06:39:29 AM
((Likely not an issue from Aya XD))

The wreckage seems to be magi-tech for sure, but with it being in so many tiny pieces it's pretty much impossible to tell anymore than that.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on December 31, 2014, 06:41:53 AM
Sakura decided to start picking the pieces up while waiting for her father, she had a feeling they didn't belong to the girl but if they did she'll give them back.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on December 31, 2014, 06:46:30 AM
Aya begins to finally stir after what seems like forever, her vision is cloudy at first and she stumbles when she tries to climb to her feet.

Aya - "Ugh...wh-where am I?"

Unable to stand for the moment and her head still spinning she decides to plop down cross her legs and wait for her senses to return.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on December 31, 2014, 06:51:44 AM
Sakura turned around to see Aya try to get up before she realized she couldn't and sat down. She then immediately stopped collecting the wreckage before cautiously approaching the girl.

"Don't move so suddenly." Sakura warned "I don't know what happened but it seems you fell from the sky at a great height."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on December 31, 2014, 07:01:17 AM
Aya focuses on the stranger

Aya - "I-I can't quite remember, my-my name is Aya? Yeah, thats my name."

She shakes her head trying to clear her thoughts again.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Dr. Wily II on December 31, 2014, 07:09:51 AM
(Well... I have a very old character from a very old RP somewhere else that I could use... A "techno-wizard" of sorts, a guy raised by dwarves, who are master blacksmiths if this world allows as such, so there are still Robot Masters, or Jotuns. If I do join, I need to go dig this guy up.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on December 31, 2014, 07:12:09 AM
((Anything works in this world, if you can do a fantasy spin on it even better!))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Dr. Wily II on December 31, 2014, 07:15:55 AM
(Well, I have the Variable Magic Sigils instead of the Variable Weapon System, so yea, I can make it happen. XD Looking at the few posts, and since Whitebeard should be the main villain here, I could get my char to work for him, like a Starscream. XD)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on December 31, 2014, 07:18:05 AM
((At least for Aya's story but yeah if you want to go for it having someone pulling a Shadow Star on him every so often would be fun  8D.))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Dr. Wily II on December 31, 2014, 07:20:59 AM
(I'd rather have one true villain instead of multiple side villains, they will steer the plot too far. But yea, Starscreams are fun too. 8D)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on December 31, 2014, 07:24:53 AM
((White Beard certainly is the driving force that will likely get everyone together and the Omni-Gem will be important too. Well you'll see as the story progresses.  8D))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on December 31, 2014, 07:35:50 AM
"Oh my....it seems you have what the humans call amnesia." Sakura stated.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on December 31, 2014, 07:44:21 AM
Aya - "I-I think I was doing some important, then I fell? Yeah, umm--why am I sitting in this hole?"

Aya glances around seeing the huge mess.

Aya -"Did I do this?"
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on December 31, 2014, 07:47:00 AM
"I guess you made it when you fell and landed here." Sakura replied.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Mr. Haxwell on December 31, 2014, 12:09:45 PM
(I think I'll use this RP to play around with Usagi Toshi's character. Is it okay if I have her already arrived at the scene? Since she relies on stealth, in places where light is scarce, like this forest for instance.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on December 31, 2014, 02:23:15 PM
(Yeah, go ahead; everyone intro when it feels like a good time to.)

Now that the world wasn't spinning like a top anymore Aya felt comfortable to try and stand up, a little wobbly at first she does manage to stand and take in the surroundings.

Aya - "Well--I kinda remember a city up there."

She points upward toward the sky.

Aya - "Oh yeah, and some sort of giant enemy crab."

((The floating city is common knowledge to anyone in the know about the creation myth of the world in the first post, now weather you just think Aya is crazy is another matter all together!  8D ))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Mr. Haxwell on December 31, 2014, 02:45:54 PM
Toshi - "So you fell from the sky."

Emerging from the shade of a tree nearby. An elfen with blood-red eyes, long ears, dark tanned skin, and a rabbit tail, dressed in a rather revealing violet blue kunoichi outfit, with a long red scarf drifting in the wind. With her arms crossed below her jiggling bust,  she approaches Aya and Sakura.

Toshi - "How did you even survive such a fall? Are you even human?"
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Post by: Fxeni on December 31, 2014, 03:39:38 PM
Fxeni let out a whistle as he approached the newly-made clearing and saw the size of the crater. He stopped the Cheval next to the edge of the crater and looked in. To his surprise there was already a bunch of people already in the crater, talking away. He hopped down and approached the group.

"I didn't think there would be so many people here already, this far in the forest... with such interesting Magitech too," Fxeni said as he glanced over to the wreckage. "Is everyone alright?"
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Mr. Haxwell on December 31, 2014, 03:53:17 PM
Noticing their new ally being the only male...

Toshi - "Well what do you know. We're already attracting men into the mix." letting out a sigh before continuing her speech, "We're all fine... well that is say about me and the demoness, but our friend here seems to have forgotten her memory, from the crash.
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Post by: Fxeni on December 31, 2014, 05:31:44 PM
"Crash? So I guess that ball of fire falling from the sky was you, huh... glad to see you're not hurt," Fxeni said with a smile to Aya, deciding to ignore Toshi's initial reaction to his question. "I guess this Magitech protected you... whatever it was before the crash."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on December 31, 2014, 08:07:46 PM
Sakura glared at Toshi for her choice of words.

"HOW DARE YOU CALL ME A DEMONNESS YOU STRANGE.....RABBIT WOMAN!" Sakura roared suddenly.
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Post by: Mr. Haxwell on December 31, 2014, 09:58:02 PM
Twitching her eyes at the tone in Sakura's voice.

Toshi - "You watch your tone with me young lady."

She snarled, as her hand started twitching too, as if the urge to kill began to take over.

Toshi - "You do know those ears of yours make you stick out like a sore thumb. I can clearly tell the difference between an elf and a demon's ears."

Trying to keep herself calm, by slowly breathing. She stopped twitching her eyes.

Toshi - "And watch what you say." pointing her finger at Sakura, "I may appear leporine to you, but one more rabbit remark and I so much as will tear your larynx out with my bare hands."

(A little reminder, Toshi's hearing is very sensitive due to the size of her ears. The eye twitching is a sign that she may snap into a blind rage.)
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Post by: Sakura Leic on December 31, 2014, 10:05:00 PM
"Well clearly you don't know what a demon's look like either since I am not one of those vile creatures!" Sakura continued angrily. "Besides I'm at least half human!"

(Yeah Toshi really hit a sore subject.)
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Post by: Mr. Haxwell on December 31, 2014, 10:33:51 PM
Toshi - "Half human you may be, but don't think that denying your demon bloodline, makes you human." She looked away in disgust, before continuing her argument, "And seriously!? What is with humans cross-breeding these days? Are they really that desperate to have what they can never attain!?"

(I wouldn't say she's not trying to be racist, but she has never liked socializing with human-folk.)
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Post by: Sakura Leic on December 31, 2014, 10:39:03 PM
"How can I deny something I don't have?" Sakura continued seriously "And what's wrong with inter species romances if love is involved?  Or humans for that matter?"

(Seriously she's not a demon.)
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Post by: Mr. Haxwell on December 31, 2014, 11:07:36 PM
Toshi - "Do you honestly believe that silly tale?"

She turned around. As if she sort of lost it at the mention of inter species romance.

Toshi - "How can you possibly live with yourself if the very man you fell in love with, ends up living a shorter life than you, and passes on? It's obvious your human blood makes you ignorant of your own consequences."

(I might have to cut it short here, since it's getting late and need to sleep.

Oh, and happy 2015 you all.)
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Post by: Sakura Leic on December 31, 2014, 11:15:36 PM
"Because both the parties knew the risks when they fell in love in the first place, and the longer lived would be able to prepare for such things." Sakura shook her head "Even if my father's race didn't have roughly the same life span as a human's it's better than your race dying off due to genetic sterility which is also augmented by our usual vocations.

Life is treasured for us because it's short but if my mate didn't have a similar life span to mine I would hope he would find someone else to make him happy again when mine expires."

(So yeah her father's race is kind of rare, mostly because of the vocations she mentioned.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Fxeni on December 31, 2014, 11:32:49 PM
"What a lovely conversation we're having here," Fxeni says with a heavy heaping of sarcasm. He glares over at Toshi. "Shall we tone down on the racism? It's not your place to criticize the decisions of people who aren't even here to explain their point of view."

With a sigh, he looks over at Sakura, who is clearly quite agitated. He decides to attempt to change the subject, in hopes of keeping the situation somewhat peaceful.

"So umm... my name is Fxeni," he says as he extends his hand. "What might yours be?"
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Post by: Sakura Leic on December 31, 2014, 11:36:01 PM
"Sakura." She said as she accepted the hand shake "And I'm sorry for the way that turned out."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Fxeni on January 01, 2015, 12:13:59 AM
"Well... I can understand your point a view," Fxeni said with a smile. "Do you know what happened here, perchance?"
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on January 01, 2015, 12:20:30 AM
"No, I know just as much as you do." Sakura shook her head "She did mention something about a city in the sky and a giant enemy crab, which I guess may be what this wreackage is.  Other than some Goblins that were trying loot her and possibly eat her that's all I know, her memory seems to not be complete at the moment, but it seems she's slowly remebering the details."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Fxeni on January 01, 2015, 01:05:41 AM
"City in the Sky? She can't mean the Floating City..." Fxeni replied a bit surprised by this, turning to face Aya. "Is that what you meant?"
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on January 01, 2015, 01:18:15 AM
Aya touches her pendant and her blade re-appears in her right hand as if in response to Toshi's inquiry.

Aya - "This protected me from the fall...I think."

She glances at Fxeni

Aya - "Yes the floating city was my home, I could have sworn I had an important task up there though--odd maybe I'll remember later."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on January 01, 2015, 01:28:13 AM
"It sounds like you were attacked judging by the damage here." Sakura stated "I can't see any other reason why you would fall from such a height with such conditions.   Though....I didn't realize there was a city in the sky, maybe my father would know something about it."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on January 01, 2015, 02:21:28 AM
Aya nods

Aya - "Where is your father? Can we meet him soon?"
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Post by: Sakura Leic on January 01, 2015, 02:27:32 AM
"I'm actually already here." A male voice said as he came into view "Sure is a bigger mess than I thought, what the hell did I miss?"

"She and whatever this wreckage was fell from the sky." Sakura explained.

"......I can't believe I missed something like that." He said face palming.

(He was actually there longer than that.)
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Post by: Blue Valkyrie on January 01, 2015, 02:56:04 AM
Aya- "Oh, this is your father? Hello."

Aya smiles politely.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Fxeni on January 01, 2015, 04:41:37 AM
"I'm surprised the sound didn't get your attention... preoccupied I suppose?" Fxeni inquired. He wasn't quite sure what to make of Aya's story, so he waited to hear anything more before making any judgement.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on January 01, 2015, 04:45:29 AM
"Well I was taking a nap, I didn't wake up until my daughter called for me." Sakura's father shrugged "Name's Calien by the way, our home is a little ways away, it's a bit small but I'm sure we can accommodate you all."
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Post by: Blue Valkyrie on January 01, 2015, 05:12:45 AM
Aya - Alright, I'll try to explain what I can still remember when we get there then.

Aya disperses her blade following the others when they begin moving.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Fxeni on January 01, 2015, 07:51:27 AM
"Sounds good to me," Fxeni says as he climbs up the crater and hops onto his bike, then slowly follows Calien's lead.
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Post by: Sakura Leic on January 01, 2015, 07:54:50 AM
Sakura and her father led the way though Sakura lagged behind since she found Fxeni's Chevel interesting.

"Wow this machine looks fascinating, did you make this Mr. Fxeni?" Sakura asked curiously.
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Post by: Fxeni on January 01, 2015, 09:00:21 AM
"Indeed I did! I needed an efficient way to get around, so I made this Magitech bike that I power with magic," Fxeni explained as he patted the handlebars with one of his hands. "It still needs tweaks though."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on January 01, 2015, 09:11:03 AM
"What kind of tweaks?" Sakura asked.

Calien was happy that his daughter was able to get along with someone, he was honestly worried that his daughter would have grown to fear humans, but he was glad it wasn't the case.   

The elfen/Rabbit woman was a concern though, especially since she seemed to not only have a racism problem but her temper and stubbornness was an equal concern.

(So yeah Calien was indeed there at least around the time Toshi threatened to tear out Sakura's Larynx and would have intervened with his axe or sub weapon if it came right down to needing intervention.  His race is also known for working in the shadows.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Mr. Haxwell on January 01, 2015, 09:41:33 AM
Although she's willing to listen in on Sakura and Fxeni's conversation. She turns her attention to Calien, who she seems to suspect in her argument earlier.

Toshi - "Was he really planning on defending his daughter? Then why was I hesitating?" She thought to herself. As she followed the crew as if to learn more from Aya.

(Although I want say that she may have been aware of his presence when, she and Sakura were arguing. I'm not sure how to describe it, but I didn't want to make it look like she knew that he was there. In other words she was probably hesitating, in a way.

Or wait I think I know why she hesitated, she has two spiritual familiars warning her of Caliens presence, while trying to get her to calm down. I may have introduce them though.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on January 01, 2015, 09:45:10 AM
(He's not really observing her, he's more concentrating on leading the way and watching out for danger, or seeing if some local traps caught animals to eat.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Mr. Haxwell on January 01, 2015, 09:47:24 AM
(Oh, okay I'll try to edit that a little.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Fxeni on January 01, 2015, 10:08:03 AM
"Oh, it doesn't handle very well at high speeds. It hasn't been a problem yet, but it isn't exactly the type of thing I'd want to ever become a problem..." Fxeni replies. He looks around at the forest and takes a deep breath. "It's very calming here. Do you enjoy living out in the woods like this?"
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Post by: Sakura Leic on January 01, 2015, 10:10:28 AM
"I like it a lot, there's a lot of things to do here if you put your mind to it!" Sakura smiled.
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Post by: Fxeni on January 01, 2015, 09:58:58 PM
"How long have you guys been living here?" Fxeni asked, slowing down momentarily to navigate a slightly more difficult portion of the path.
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Post by: Sakura Leic on January 01, 2015, 10:30:20 PM
"Since I was born...it's a long story." Sakura told him.
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Post by: Fxeni on January 02, 2015, 07:20:04 AM
"Oh? Do you two ever leave the forest?" he asked them.
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Post by: Sakura Leic on January 02, 2015, 07:25:10 AM
"We haven't really needed to really, and Dad figures that it might be harder for him to find some kind of job to support us both in human civilization with his appearance so it's easier to stay here.

He used to live in a small village in the north, but he always got weird looks from half of the citizens there, so he figured that it would be better for us to live in secret so as not to bother anyone or cause some kind of panic.  Unfortunately it seems people fear what they don't understand and in extreme cases try to eliminate that fear."  Sakura explained.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Fxeni on January 02, 2015, 09:42:49 AM
"Yeah... people aren't exactly as tolerant as would be ideal, that's for sure," Fxeni replied a tad glumly, taking a quick glance over at Toshi. "I'm surprised there's no one who would give you guys a chance though. Not that I'm all that familiar with this area, mind you..."
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Post by: Sakura Leic on January 02, 2015, 09:45:20 AM
"Well we haven't tried the city in the South but again we haven't really had a need to try there yet. Plus we're kind of comfortable here." Sakura shrugged.
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Post by: Fxeni on January 02, 2015, 04:06:39 PM
"Fair enough," Fxeni replied. "How much further until we reach your home?"
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Post by: Sakura Leic on January 02, 2015, 06:12:56 PM
"Shouldn't be too much longer, but I would also like to check our traps to see if we caught anything for dinner." Calien stated.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on January 02, 2015, 09:19:43 PM
Aya finally speaks up.

Aya - "I'm honestly a little confused, whats wrong with you and your father? You two seem like good people to me."

She shrugs a little obviously oblivious to what ever racism Sakura and her father might have to deal with.
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Post by: Sakura Leic on January 02, 2015, 09:31:32 PM
"The problem is even if we are good people since we look different most of the time other people look down on us because we don't look the same." Sakura explained "In fact one time I tried to help an injured person who got stuck in the forest but he immediately screamed at me to keep away from him and he ran for the hills like I was some kind of monster.  I don't get it either, I know not everyone is like that, but it's kind of disheartening to see something like that."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on January 02, 2015, 09:43:14 PM
((Other than her ears is there anything else that would set her apart from humans?))

"That sounds like a really silly reason to hate someone, I admit I don't get it. Then again I haven't met many people myself so I might not be a good judge of character!" Aya giggles a little trying to lighten the mood perhaps.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on January 02, 2015, 09:45:20 PM
(Not Physically for her, but Calien has red eyes which makes it worse.)

"It is silly, I just wished more people thought like you." Sakura sighed.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Mr. Haxwell on January 02, 2015, 10:11:51 PM
"Don't be so hard on yourself. There are those who judge on appearance instead of personality. Besides, you're not the only one who's been judged mainly on appearance." Toshi added as if referring to herself.

Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on January 02, 2015, 10:16:10 PM
"Yeah I try not to let it bother me too much, as long as I have my dad then I'll be fine." Sakura smiled, though she had a feeling it wasn't just Toshi's appearance that was the only problem considering she pretty much does the exact same thing, but she decided to keep her mouth shut.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on January 02, 2015, 10:21:08 PM
((Rule of story telling is something awful will happen to her father.  8D))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on January 02, 2015, 10:22:43 PM
(Probably not since it happened in the prime dimension already.  I just want them to make more friends so they can get out of the forest.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on January 02, 2015, 10:27:44 PM
((I assume unless anyone else has any other more pressing locations to visit Aya will want to make her way to Skull Cove once we get to Sakura's home, since White Beard mentioned it as she was arriving. Her amnesia seems to effect her long term memory rather than short by the way.))
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Post by: Sakura Leic on January 02, 2015, 10:28:32 PM
(Sounds good to me.)
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Post by: Fxeni on January 02, 2015, 10:33:05 PM
(Works for me too.)
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Post by: Blue Valkyrie on January 02, 2015, 10:33:57 PM
((Just waiting on Sakura to post their return to her home and I'll give the party the info dump. =D ))
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Post by: Sakura Leic on January 02, 2015, 10:39:51 PM
(Before that though...)

Calien heard something in the distance, it sounded familiar.

"I think one of the traps caught a deer, I'll go get it Sakura you keep leading them okay?" Calien told her.

"Okay, we're almost there anyway." Sakura nodded.

(And now we have dinner.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on January 02, 2015, 11:02:42 PM
((Mmm Bambi for dinner!  8D))

"So Sakura what is your home like anyway?"

Aya glances around trying to see this home.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on January 02, 2015, 11:37:16 PM
"Probably smaller than a normal house but it's good enough for us." Sakura told her "In fact it's just over there."

In the distance there was a small sturdy log cabin.

Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on January 04, 2015, 03:24:39 AM
((Edit: Managed to get some internet after all so I can update at least when I'm around.))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on January 05, 2015, 04:02:26 AM
(Thanks for the update.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on January 10, 2015, 01:33:03 AM
((Ready to continue when everyone else is.))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on January 10, 2015, 01:33:51 AM
(Yeah I just need someone else to post first to continue.)
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Post by: Fxeni on January 10, 2015, 06:16:41 AM
"Hmm, seems nice enough," Fxeni says as he pulls the Cheval next to the cabin.
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Post by: Sakura Leic on January 10, 2015, 06:52:30 AM
"Yeah Dad said he built it himself with some help from some of the creatures called Pokemon here when I was still really small." Sakura stated.

Suddenly a beast with white fur and a black face, horn, and tail came into view, though it was very cautious and looked very uneasy.

"Oh Yin there you are!" Sakura said as she slowly came to the creature and pet it "It's okay these people are nice...<Most of them anyway>."

The creature seemed to have calmed down a bit, though it still seemed to be a bit wary.

(I'll just say through bullshit that Yin can understand Sakura's other language.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Mr. Haxwell on January 10, 2015, 10:13:28 AM
Toshi - "Is this a... Pokémon?" she asked looking confused by Yin's appearance, before being interrupted by...

??? - "Of course it is." ...a strange feminine voice, that alerts Toshi's attention.

She turns around to see what appears to be a tall pale tanned fur feline beast, with a red gem embedded in its forehead.

??? - "It seems your friend knows about our later generations."

Although it may seem, no one has noticed the pokémon talking to Toshi, but as soon as Toshi blinked a little, the mysterious figure vanished, as if it were nothing but a hallucination.

(I'd like to make it obvious that Toshi's spiritual familiars are actually gen 1 pokémon. Yin on the other hand appears new to her, BTW. And yes, it's a Persian she was hallucinating just now.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on January 10, 2015, 04:00:53 PM
As the party got acquainted with the pokemon and Sakura's cabin Aya began to think back on events up till now and how best to describe them now that her long term memories seemed to be gone.

"So--I guess I have some explaining to do?" Aya shrugged before leaning on the cabin wall.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on January 10, 2015, 05:51:22 PM
"We should probably wait until Dad gets back." Sakura told her before lookimg at Toshi "Of course Yin is a Pokemon, she's an Absol."
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Post by: Mr. Haxwell on January 10, 2015, 07:05:23 PM
Toshi - "An Absol, huh. Never heard, nor seen this pokémon before." she seem dumbfounded, "Is it the only one I've not seen?" She asks Sakura, assuming that there was more before...

How can this be? Has there been more than 150 pokémon? But how many? ...questions begin to flood Toshi's head about her shortcomings.

(Yes, Toshi been stuck with the old out-of-date pokédex [not that she has one]. Oh, and I made it 150, instead of 151, regarding Mewtwo being a clone of Mew.)

Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on January 10, 2015, 07:12:35 PM
"Probably?" Sakura tilted her head "I have a book in my house that has details of at least 718 Pokemon in there.  I found it in the middle of the Woods one day by itself, I think someone dropped it by accident.  I often find stuff people drop when they try to navigate the forest, I hope they didn't get lost doing that though, it's really easy to get lost here."

(Since Mewtwo is probably not around we'll say 718 instead.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Mr. Haxwell on January 10, 2015, 07:55:43 PM
Toshi - "What!? 718!? That's unbelieveable..." the thought hits her hard...

Wait what have I been doing all this time. ... before...

??? - "Oh, that's not even close to the true total... being interrupted by a masculine voice in Toshi's mind, as she looks up to see another hallucination of a large bird that sort of reminds her of Bird Jesus.

Toshi - "Not now, Grifter." She interrupts him, forgetting Sakura just heard her, thinking aloud.

(I have no clue how to describe a Pigeot, physically. So I went with the Bird Jesus reference, just to clarify. Oh, and he's just trolling her on the concept that the numbers will continue to grow endlessly.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on January 10, 2015, 08:01:28 PM
"Grifter?" Sakura tilted her head.  The Absol looked intently at the areas around Toshi as if there was something there.

(I want to say that Sakura would be able to see them too, but I think since she's half human she has to give a bit more effort.  It has to do with her race's eyes, at least I think it does.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Mr. Haxwell on January 10, 2015, 08:24:45 PM
Toshi - "Oh, sorry about that." she blushed a little, as the Pigeot hallucination faded away, growing suspicious of Yin looking around. "I've been having hallucinations lately. I can't describe it but I've been seeing the spirits of my familiars. Grifter is merely a nickname to one of them, the other one's nicknamed Riyalie."

"Wait what am I saying?" she thought, just realizing she gave out her familiars' names.

(Toshi tends to be a little too honest with her words, even if it meant giving out her own secrets. Lets just say Toshi is a bit like an open book to everyone she gets into a conversation with.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on January 10, 2015, 08:29:12 PM
"Familiars?" Sakura said as she closed her eyes for a bit.  When she opened them her eyes changed from green to red and saw what Toshi was talking about "A Pigeot and a Persian?"

(Sinca Sakura's father is alive she's aware of what her people can do unlike Sakura prime who is not.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Mr. Haxwell on January 10, 2015, 08:51:40 PM
Toshi - "Yes, a Pigeot and... wait how did you..." she paused for a moment, before wondering as to how Sakura knew.

Toshi - "Don't tell me you were able to see them all this time." just before noticing the change in Sakura's eyes. "Hey, wait a second, weren't your eyes green before?"
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on January 10, 2015, 08:57:33 PM
"My father's race are able see things that a normal person can't, we are able to see the Truth that others can't." Sakura explained "I didn't know they were there until you revealed their existence, though it seemed Yin was able to sense them as well.  My Father probably saw them the entire time though, his eyes are stronger for very obvious reasons of course."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Mr. Haxwell on January 10, 2015, 09:10:31 PM
Toshi - "Is that so?" she thought, "So wait, does that mean your father already knows about Aya, and the city in the sky?" assuming Calien maybe knowing about Aya's origins, beforehand.

(Sorry had to edit the crab bit.)

Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on January 10, 2015, 09:12:49 PM
"I don't think so, it's more like we can see through illusions and see spirits that linger." Sakura shook her head.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Mr. Haxwell on January 10, 2015, 09:22:59 PM
Toshi - "Oh right. I kind of confused Truth with what you've described." scratching her head, realizing her understanding got mixed up with seeing the truth instead seeing the unseen.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on January 10, 2015, 09:39:28 PM
"The Truth refers to seeing without being decieved." Sakura explained.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on January 12, 2015, 04:30:51 PM
"You know--I seem to remember seeing three giant birds flying around above the city before I got knocked off in the battle, one looked like it it was on fire; another kinda looked icy and the third's wings created thunder storms. Maybe they were these "Pokemon" too?" Aya suggested.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on January 12, 2015, 06:20:29 PM
"They sound like Articuno, Zapdos, and Moltres." Sakura suggested. "Articuno is the ice one, Zapdos is the electric one, and Moltres is the fire one.  They all have a master named Lugia who is said to be the guardian of the seas, though supposedly another Pokemon called Kyogre created the seas, at least according to my book.  It's kind of complicated."

(Yeah Articuno, Zapdos, and Moltres, or Uno, Dos, Tres.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Mr. Haxwell on January 12, 2015, 06:27:51 PM
(Don't forget Mo, Z, Art.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on January 12, 2015, 06:28:52 PM
(Ah yeah I forgot about that.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on January 12, 2015, 06:42:50 PM
"So these creatures are all over Arcadia then?"
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on January 12, 2015, 06:47:27 PM
"Uh huh." Sakura nodded "I've seen lots of them here but there's also lots in the sea too but I haven't been to the sea."

Calien eventually came back carrying a net with a dead deer in it when he noticed Sakura's eyes were red.

"I see you found out about the Pokemon spirits following Toshi?" Calien asked.

"Yeah." Sakura nodded.

"At first I thought they were real Pokemon, but then I remembered Persians can't fly." Calien nodded.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on January 12, 2015, 07:28:34 PM
"Wish I had one that could fly, that fall kinda hurt..." Aya pouts a little.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Mr. Haxwell on January 12, 2015, 08:04:02 PM
Toshi - "Oh they're more than just Pokémon, not just on looks alone." She added, "I've seen them behaving human-like in nature." she went on, "I've even dreamed Riyalie wielding an axe that looked like a pizza-cutter, and was very popular with other pokémon." still continuing her imaginative presumptions of her familiars, "And I'm not sure what to make of Grifter. He was wielding some sort of rifle, that never misses its target though."

(In my Disgaea 2 game, Riyalie's a beastmaster class and Grifter's a gunner class. Although I'm not sure why I'm including those.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on January 12, 2015, 08:26:39 PM
Sakura and Calien looked at each other thinking Toshi was crazy....well more crazy than she actually is.

"Right.....why don't I get this deer ready for dinner." Calien said as he went inside the cabin and started to prepare the deer.

(We'll just write it off as a weird ass dream.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Mr. Haxwell on January 12, 2015, 08:43:35 PM
(It's a start for Toshi's insanity.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on January 12, 2015, 08:46:09 PM
(Fair enough.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on January 13, 2015, 02:56:52 PM
"Uh-huh--so anyway, what brought all of you into the forest? Sakura made it seem like this place was awfully busy lately."

Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Mr. Haxwell on January 13, 2015, 03:18:34 PM
Toshi - "I occasionally come here to brush up my Hyouton jutsu. I was kinda startled by the sound of the crash site you appeared from, and had to make sure I wasn't followed by the persistent stalkers trying to take advantage of my... leporine side." she blushed a little, while scratching her head.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on January 13, 2015, 04:13:03 PM
"You get stalked a lot?" Aya looks a little confused.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Mr. Haxwell on January 13, 2015, 04:51:48 PM
Toshi - "You see, I've been having trouble lately avoiding men who only admires me for my sexual appeal. Some of them even had the nerve to call me a Lutecian, yet I have no clue what a Lutecian looks like." crossing her arms, while looking closely at her skimpy costume before continuing,  "I know I expose a lot to the eyes, but this is a traditional kunoichi outfit that kinda grew on me." she flexes her body a little, "Besides I never felt the amount of comfort it gives me, when I move around like this, compared to a more full body piece of clothing."

(If you remember Roomi from Galaxy Fight, then you may have a brief idea why Toshi resembles a Lutecian.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on January 13, 2015, 07:17:26 PM
(I almost want to make a comment about Sakura and Calien's thoughts on Toshi's outfit, but I feel like it would give away something more spoilery.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on January 14, 2015, 06:31:20 AM
"I honestly never gave your appearance much thought, you are the first people I've spoken to in who knows how long; I guess I don't have much of a frame of reference to what ever people think."

Aya shrugs.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on January 14, 2015, 06:34:43 AM
"It's the kind of outfit that would attract the wrong type of attention." Calien said as he started to skin the deer "Admittedly your outfit might too, but compared to her's it's modest."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on January 14, 2015, 06:53:11 AM
((Her outfit is basically the fire form outfit in a blue scheme. So bare mid-drift and that top. Not too modest I guess XD))

"I didn't realize mine was bad for that, maybe I'll change it if will cause problems." Shrugging off the issue for the moment she glances around to get everyone's attention.

"Well I suppose it's time to explain what happened, guess I'll start from the beginning. I no longer remember anything from before I awoke but--yes I did awake in a flying city high above the clouds, a pirate with small machines and a flying ship stole a crystal from the temple at the center of the city; I felt compelled to give chase and reclaim it.

But during the battle I was knocked from the city and fell to this forest, the rest you all know, I honestly can't remember much else but I feel like if I don't reclaim this crystal soon something terrible might--no WILL happen." a slight sound of worry does linger in her voice and some frustration over her inability to remember the key details.

((The creation myth in the opening post is pretty common knowledge among anyone with an interest in history. Specifics however will differ depending on who tells the story, so members of the group may need to inform Aya of things. Also Captain White Beard is notorious to anyone who either travels by land or sea as one of the most dangerous sky pirates in Arcadia, he makes his base in the captured port city now known as "Skull Cove."))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on January 14, 2015, 06:59:03 AM
(We really need Fxeni here, his character would probably know about White Beard.  Calien can probably provide some background on the city and Omni Gem.  Let me re read it a few times to make sure I get everything.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on January 14, 2015, 07:01:34 AM
((Yeah I'll wait for the whole party to give their input before I push the plot onwards, just getting the explanation out of the way for the moment.))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on January 14, 2015, 07:08:53 AM
(Another thing is I'm trying figure out how Sakura reacts to the creation myth without spoiling things in Wilypocaylse so fast, because since Calien is alive she would actually have a reaction to it unlike if he was not.  Kind of another reason I kind of want to delay the Space Battle other than waiting to see if Mirby's living situation improves.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on January 14, 2015, 07:10:42 AM
(Another thing is I'm trying figure out how Sakura reacts to the creation myth without spoiling things in Wilypocaylse so fast, because since Calien is alive she would actually have a reaction to it unlike if he was not.  Kind of another reason I kind of want to delay the Space Battle other than waiting to see if Mirby's living situation improves.)

((She could choose to keep her personal stuff as just that till a more opportune time popes up for both RPs, she doesn't know these people well and might not trust anyone to reveal her secrets yet.))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on January 14, 2015, 07:12:56 AM
(No it's not just that, let's just say that the myth has some coincidences.  But yeah they would keep their stuff secret for a while.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on January 14, 2015, 07:21:30 AM
((If you want I can edit a few things if you PM what parts are causing some unintentional spoilers, I tend to go back on plot details a lot anyway XD))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on January 14, 2015, 07:28:06 AM
(I'll do it tomorrow, I just want to relax for right now.  Maybe I'll think of something before then, either that or just have Sakura raise an eyebrow.  Actually you know what I just might do that.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Mr. Haxwell on January 14, 2015, 10:18:02 AM
(I can't do much about these right now. I may have to think this a little more, when my PC's up and running again. Move along if it takes too long for me to reply.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Fxeni on January 14, 2015, 11:31:09 AM
"Hmm... a pirate? Do you remember what the pirate looked like Aya?" Fxeni inquired.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on January 14, 2015, 03:14:31 PM
"He was a short human with a white bushy beard, had a black coat and hat too; oh and he was really liked yelling a lot."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Fxeni on January 15, 2015, 12:25:27 AM
"You were fighting White Beard? Glad you made it out fine in that case, he's quite nefarious. I've had to avoid him on several occasions; fighting his crew alone is... less than ideal," Fxeni said, biting his lip lightly.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on January 15, 2015, 12:32:14 AM
"Usually when I think of pirates they're either led by a woman or all female, or they're supposedly living and surprsingly friendly skeletons from tales I've heard as a lad." Calien stated. "Though I have heard whisperings of this White Beard, I have never seen him.  Guess the rumors of him being a small nasty fellow were true."

"So these pirates hurt both Aya and Mr. Fxeni." Sakura said looking down "Why would they do something like that?"
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Fxeni on January 15, 2015, 12:54:18 AM
"He's quite power-hungry. He's captured a whole city and made it his base of operations, for example," Fxeni said. "Makes me wonder what he wanted from Aya though."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on January 15, 2015, 01:06:29 AM
"Looks like he's more dangerous than I thought, or he grew more dangerous from the stuff I heard about 16 years ago." Calien sighed.

"Didn't Aya say he stole a Cystal thingy from a city floating from the sky?" Sakura pondered.

".....You're not talking about the floating city are you Sakura?" Calien questioned.

"You heard of it?" Sakura asked him.

"Supposedly this place was created by a high goddess known simply as the Queen when it was a realm of chaos." Calien began "Together with the elemental gods and goddesses they created the Omin Gem to bring order to the chaos and left it in the floating city where the world supposably began."

"Where did you hear this from?" Sakura asked while raising an eyebrow for some odd reason.

"From various people, including your mother." Calien answered.

"Mom....." Sakura said as she thought of her mother "Anyway so if this mean old white beard pirate took the gem what's going to happen?  It sounds really important."

(I'm making Sakura here 16 unlike prime universe Sakura who is 19.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Fxeni on January 15, 2015, 01:19:50 AM
"Well, if it's actually the Omni Gem, then he could probably use it to power whatever he wants... which is worrisome to say the least," Fxeni said, looking up towards the sky.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on January 15, 2015, 01:20:02 AM
"No I don't think I was a target at all, just got in the way I suppose; but what ever the stories about the gem are I know deep down I need to return it to the city or something bad will happen--I don't know how I just feel it in my gut. Fxeni if you know where this pirate is please point me in the right direction."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on January 15, 2015, 01:23:07 AM
"Well, if it's actually the Omni Gem, then he could probably use it to power whatever he wants... which is worrisome to say the least," Fxeni said, looking up towards the sky.
".....Wouldn't it be less trouble and less dangerous to the world if he made his own power source?" Sakura questioned "If what Aya and my Dad infered is true this guy sounds like a colossal moron."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on January 15, 2015, 01:26:19 AM
"He didn't seem that clever when I fought him honestly, but I guess he's smart enough to make all throes weapons and pirate machine things."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Fxeni on January 15, 2015, 01:27:21 AM
"The Omni Gem is said to have infinite power, so I bet he doesn't really care much for the consequences," Fxeni replied, tapping away at the screen on his gauntlet. He looks over to Aya, a slight worried look on his face. "Chances are he'd head back to Skull Cove, that city that he captured. It certainly won't be safe though, so I'd advise against going alone Aya..."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on January 15, 2015, 01:30:07 AM
"But I have no right to ask any of you to get involved or risk your lives, I mean white beard must think I'm dead after that fall right, I'm sure I can sneak in." Aya nibbles on her right index finger considering all the information.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Fxeni on January 15, 2015, 01:33:10 AM
"It's pretty heavily guarded, you'd need a plan. I don't mind helping out to be honest, he's caused enough headaches on my end in the past to warrant a little payback," Fxeni replied with a small smile.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on January 15, 2015, 01:34:41 AM
"He didn't seem that clever when I fought him honestly, but I guess he's smart enough to make all throes weapons and pirate machine things."
"Exactly!" Sakura nodded "If he can create those things himself why does he need some ancient and powerful relic created by a goddess who apparently created this world?!"

"The Omni Gem is said to have infinite power, so I bet he doesn't really care much for the consequences," Fxeni replied, tapping away at the screen on his gauntlet. He looks over to Aya, a slight worried look on his face. "Chances are he'd head back to Skull Cove, that city that he captured. It certainly won't be safe though, so I'd advise against going alone Aya..."
"You would think making something powered by sunlight would be more simple." Sakura sighed "Whatever he wants to power can't be worth something happening to the world, we have to stop him!"

"I understand your concerns Sakura and I agree, but we need to prepare ourselves first." Calien responded.

"Right....so how do we do that?" Sakura asked sheepishly.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on January 15, 2015, 01:37:27 AM
"Well if you any of you really want to help I won't say no, I'd rather not see anyone hurt on my behalf though--well anyway; you said Skull Cove? Where is that exactly and how far from this forest?"

((This is where I'll let others toss in their ideas for building Arcadia up. Lets not make it anymore than two locations to get to our current destination for the time being, anything that doesn't get used now can certainly be a location of interest later right?))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on January 15, 2015, 01:41:26 AM
(I imagine the first stop would be a city of some sort to get more supplies and possibly party members and maybe collect more stuff from the mecha if it can possibly be used to upgrade Fxeni's Cheval?)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on January 15, 2015, 01:44:57 AM
(Sounds like a good idea to me.))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Dr. Wily II on January 15, 2015, 01:55:05 AM
(Hmm... Will note Skull Cove to eventually introduce Albertus the Wiley... As for en route, I guess I can intro a scout or something like that, haha.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on January 15, 2015, 01:57:14 AM
(Hmm... Will note Skull Cove to eventually introduce Albertus the Wiley... As for en route, I guess I can intro a scout or something like that, haha.)

((Are you still planning to play White Beard's right but not totally trustworthy hand?))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Dr. Wily II on January 15, 2015, 02:05:29 AM
(Oh definitely, it's almost a given for my characters. XD)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on January 15, 2015, 02:08:18 AM
((Cool, looking forward to the backstabery!))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Fxeni on January 15, 2015, 02:18:08 AM
"We'll have to go to the coast, it being a port city and all. We'd best make stops along the way for supplies and information... it might help us get in the city."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on January 15, 2015, 02:22:15 AM
"Might be a good idea to try to see if we can also find some others who are willing and powerful enough to help us." Calien added while Sakura went over to one of the many bags they had and showed it to Fxeni.

"I don't know much about money but would this be of any help to us?" Sakura asked him.

Inside the bag was various amounts of money that people who traveled the forest happened to drop, which was actually pretty often.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on January 15, 2015, 02:23:46 AM
"Money...you trade that for goods right, we need food and water anything else?"
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on January 15, 2015, 02:27:04 AM
"That's correct, although we can hunt for food ourselves it would be beneficial to buy additional rations."  Calien nodded "It would be very helpful if we could somehow get a egg laying chicken, it may not be a cow but at least it shouldn't be as expensive and doesn't need to be pregnant to make eggs."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Dr. Wily II on January 15, 2015, 02:28:06 AM
(Plus it's in the name! 8D)

Somewhere hidden in the thick forest cover, a lone figure crouched. It has been hearing the conversation between a rag-tag group of travelers, talking about an Omni-Gem, and White Beard. But especially the strange girl called Aya. It had received orders from its master that the time was soon approaching, and that Aya was the key. The figure continued to listen intently.


In Skull Cove, there was a tall citadel, White Beard's main base of operation. Ever since the mad pirate took over, the city has pretty much turned into a ghost town, ruled with an iron peg leg. From one of the many windows of the citadel, that stood a man. A rather hunched old man, in a cloak. His eyes stared out through 2 pieces of glass, smirking.

People has come to know this man as Albertus the Wiley, right hand man to the nefarious pirate White Beard. A man that practiced the forbidden arts of technology, he has helped White Beard in the constructions of some of his pirate machines. Not much else is known of Albertus, except for rumors that he was once the sole survivor of his village, and that he was raised by the mythical dwarves, known for their prowess in technology. Of course, no one could prove any of this. Still, his influence is well known within the city...

"Ze time... Has cometh..."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Fxeni on January 15, 2015, 02:31:23 AM
"Yeah, this should help us plenty. We can use the Cheval to store our things as we travel, although I doubt putting live animals in it would be a good idea," Fxeni replied as he examined the bag's contents.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on January 15, 2015, 02:34:42 AM
Albertus notices out of the corner of his eye that the Dark Star was approaching, it would be docked within the hour and unloading it's precious cargo. Glancing down he notices two figures already at the dock two individuals who had come forward with the information regarding the prize and information on the floating city and it's guardian.

One a man wore a rather off putting white mask with red lines painted down the cheeks like tears, the other a woman wore a similar mask with blue lines, unlike the man she wore more elaborate dresses while the other worse a simple ragged cloak.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on January 15, 2015, 02:36:08 AM
"Of course not, but I think Sakura's Rapidash friend could possibly help if we can't do it ourselves, I'm sure someone would provide us with a cage of some sort anyway." Calien shrugged.

"Should we bring Yin too?" Sakura asked.

"Probably a good idea considering her speicies ability to sense disasters." Calien nodded.

(I really need to decide a name for the Rapidash.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Phi on January 15, 2015, 02:38:11 AM
(So is RPM-Adventure dead?)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on January 15, 2015, 02:38:56 AM
(I think we were waiting on Sapph or something.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on January 15, 2015, 02:41:52 AM
((Yeah what Sakura said mostly, also WilyII I sent you a PM regarding Albertus.))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Phi on January 15, 2015, 02:42:42 AM
(We seem to be "waiting on Sapph" for a lot of things.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on January 15, 2015, 02:44:34 AM
((If I don't see a post by the time my birthday rolls around I'll make an update.))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on January 15, 2015, 02:47:05 AM
((If I don't see a post by the time my birthday rolls around I'll make an update.))
(That's good, unlike the Pokemon RPs I do have ideas for that one.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on January 15, 2015, 02:48:10 AM
((Remind me if I don't post by the 16th then everyone!  8D))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on January 15, 2015, 02:49:25 AM
(Oh right I forgot yours and Quickie's birthday are right after mine.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on January 15, 2015, 03:00:32 AM
((I nearly forgot my own birthday too  8D))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on January 15, 2015, 03:01:23 AM
(Indeed, but seriously I still think we should get a chicken.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Dr. Wily II on January 15, 2015, 03:01:49 AM
Albertus notices out of the corner of his eye that the Dark Star was approaching, it would be docked within the hour and unloading it's precious cargo. Glancing down he notices two figures already at the dock two individuals who had come forward with the information regarding the prize and information on the floating city and it's guardian.

One a man wore a rather off putting white mask with red lines painted down the cheeks like tears, the other a woman wore a similar mask with blue lines, unlike the man she wore more elaborate dresses while the other worse a simple ragged cloak.
Albertus continued to stare at the 2 masked ones. He never really trusted anyone in his life, but these 2 were of a whole different level. He just could not read what they were up to. However, the 2 had been very cooperative about information regarding the Omni-Gem, and they seemed to be just onlookers. For now. Albertus sighed, as he made his way out, to the docks.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on January 15, 2015, 03:20:11 AM
White Beard stepped from the airship's cargo ramp as the flying smiley copters carefully moved the Omni-Gem toward the ground where a special mobile cart awaited. The Masked man was dressed in a ragged cloak and hood with a ivory mask showing only two eye holes and two red tear like lines down the side.

Mask Master - "Well sister it appears our faith was not misplaced."

The Masked woman with a similar mask of her own but wearing a dignified and elaborate skirt giggled with an unnerving tone to her voice.

Doll Master -"I suppose so...still working with pirates how---"

The masked man however shushed his sister before she could finish as White Beard came into earshot.

White Beard - "As promised, I brought the Omni-Gem; now it's your turn to keep your end of our bargain." White Beard puffed on his pipe not likely trusting the two anymore than his right hand.

Mask Master - "Yes yes, infinite elemental energy will be yours, however we still need to find the three keys to unlock this relic before any of that."

Doll Master - "Luckily We know the location of two at the moment the third--"

Mask Master - "Well the third we have an idea who might know--pray tell did you encounter a guardian at the city?"

White Beard frowns "Yes, she was quite the Nuisance! However she fell from the city and won't be an issue now!" White Beard gloats a little, making another puff at his pipe.

Doll Master - "With all the subtly of a rampaging Behemoth--brother we needed that guardian alive!"

Mask Master - "Calm yourself sister--I'm sure our little guardian would not be so easily destroyed--that being said captain you'll need to find her quickly my sister does so hate to be disappointed and she's been looking forward to finding the three keys oh so much."

White Beard feels a shiver up his spine, something about the tone of his voice. "I'll have my men keep an eye out for the lass, till then you spoke of three keys?"

Doll Master - "Yes, we'll point their locations off on the map; we'll need that "ship" of yours--"

The three make their way off toward the citadel along with the Omni-Gem continuing the discussion.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Dr. Wily II on January 15, 2015, 03:29:40 AM
Albertus soon met up with his "master", and the 2 masked ones. As he was about to bow, his gaze caught onto the Omni-Gem that was behind them. His eyes widened, his mouth wide open... It was a sight unlike anything in life... Such beauty was beyond words!

"Master... It would seem you were successful with ze recovery..."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on January 15, 2015, 03:47:18 AM
"Arr-wasn't any problem at all, that damn city was empty save for some annoying little blue girl." White Beard puffed on his pipe.

"A girl that we need remember!" Doll Master responded her voice becoming annoyed.

"Yes yes, Albertus I want you to look into this matter; the navigator will fill you in on the specifics." White Beard rolls his eyes as the Omni-Gem and the masked siblings head off to oversee it's storage. Once out of earshot he leans forward whispering in Albertus' ear.

"Our "business partners" claims we need three keys to make this crystal do anything, they know the location of two; the third is apparently either in that girl's possession or she at least knows where it is located. We play along for now but when you capture her do not inform them, instead once we have all three keys and they reveal how to use the damn thing we'll simply have them walk the plank." White beard pulls back and nods for his right hand to get to work.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Dr. Wily II on January 15, 2015, 04:21:57 AM
"Brilliant! Just like ze Master always has been..."

Albertus bowed as he followed behind the masked ones. The thing was... Albertus already knew about the 3 keys needed, hence why he had one of his creations at a certain forest. It seemed as though the information provided by the masked ones are true...

Finally catching up with the masked ones, and out of earshot range of White Beard...

"So... Is ze girl really holding ze final key?"
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on January 15, 2015, 04:42:06 AM
Doll master glanced at her brother for a moment before he nods slightly.

Mask Master - "Yes, if not on her person theres reason to believe she'll know it's location at least; that "doll" is older than you know and I believe we'll need her to unlock the Omni-Gem's secrets."

Doll Master - "I had hopped that oaf would have captured her along side of it but now his incompetence has cost us valuable time and resources!" She growls.

Mask Master - "Calm yourself sister, Albertus was merely inquiring; it's his mission after all and he hardly deserves any of your ire. Now sir when you complete your task we'll be very great full if you could inform us, we always pay our debts my sister and I."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Dr. Wily II on January 15, 2015, 04:59:27 AM
"I like the sound of ze payment..."

Albertus bowed, and separated from the two. Rubbing his palms underneath his cloak, the time was indeed coming... The time of HIS rule.


The hidden figure in the forest cover noted the next destination the group was heading, and how they are traveling. He placed his right index finger on a 4-pointed star on his forehead, and began to focus on his next set of actions...

(It should be obvious that's Shadow Man... I mean Shadow Master. :P)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on January 15, 2015, 05:07:42 AM
((haha, now the question is what do Doll and Mask Master truly want? Dun dun duuun  8D))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on January 15, 2015, 05:12:08 AM
(Okay I got a few ideas regarding the chicken and how to get it, but I think Calien should not be present when we get the chicken.  For reasons.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on January 15, 2015, 05:19:22 AM
((Chicken or Cucu? It's important we know the difference or we could be swarmed!  XD))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Dr. Wily II on January 15, 2015, 05:20:57 AM
((haha, now the question is what do Doll and Mask Master truly want? Dun dun duuun  8D))
(Not like my characters have not been back stabbed before. XD)

(Okay I got a few ideas regarding the chicken and how to get it, but I think Calien should not be present when we get the chicken.  For reasons.)

(DEATH BY ANGRY CHICKENS *catapults some in*)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on January 15, 2015, 05:23:27 AM
(*Chickens turn back on Wily and attack him*

Chicken Leader: We will fight for our independence!  VIVA LA CHICKEN REVOLUTION!)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Dr. Wily II on January 15, 2015, 05:28:53 AM
(GAH! NOT THE FEATHERS OF FURY)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on January 15, 2015, 05:32:38 AM
((I personally welcome our new cucu overlords. =P))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on January 15, 2015, 05:38:46 AM
(They are proud but fair warrior race but beware their rightous fury if they are wronged.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on January 15, 2015, 05:40:15 AM
(Are they led by that gold cucu from Hyrule Warriors?  XD)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on January 15, 2015, 05:44:01 AM
(Nah a giant Cucco in A Link Between Worlds, like a Fat Chocobo that the Dwarves worship as a god in FF4.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on January 15, 2015, 05:47:57 AM
((I think Arcadia has bigger problems that evil sky pirates, masked mages and the chaos. Our true foe is an enemy most fowl.))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on January 15, 2015, 05:49:03 AM
(Again only you harm them, otherwise they shall be great allies.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on January 15, 2015, 05:52:28 AM
((Oh by the way descriptions of Mask and Doll Master are up on the RP supplement topic for anyone who's interested in the horrible things they can do to our heroes! I tried to make their powers a little more unique than say just tossing elemental attacks around like the Star Generals in the Prime universe.))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on January 16, 2015, 10:36:33 PM
Aya slipped out of the cabin as the others talked about the required supplies. Taking a deep breath of fresh forest air she realized why Sakura and her father must have decided to live here, before she could ponder any further an odd feeling of dread sank in her stomache; Aya couldn't quite explain it but it felt like danger to her.

"What is going on?" She summons her blade glancing around as all the forest wild life become eerily quiet.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on January 17, 2015, 12:00:03 AM
(So wait are we really confronting Shadow Master?)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on January 17, 2015, 12:23:56 AM
(No something else, anyone with magic sensing ability can pick up on it too.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on January 17, 2015, 12:26:16 AM
"Wh-What is this?" Sakura asked out loud.

"You sense it too?" Calien asked her.

Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on January 17, 2015, 12:32:26 AM
Aya steps out to the center of the clearing from the bushes she can see multiple glowing eyes peering at her, growling and snarling don't do much to put her at ease. Before long wolf like animals emerge, or rather whats left of them, their forms twisted into monsters.

"Uh--everyone?" Aya yells glancing back at the cabin.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on January 17, 2015, 12:38:01 AM
"Seems like we got some beasts to deal with." Calien sighed as he got out and brandished his battle axe.

"But something doesn't seem right about them." Sakura said as she unsheathed her beam saber and her eyes glowed red.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Phi on January 17, 2015, 12:38:36 AM
(Oh Blue, dear~)

((If I don't see a post by the time my birthday rolls around I'll make an update.))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on January 17, 2015, 12:39:22 AM
(Oh Blue, dear~)
(Be paitent dammit.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Phi on January 17, 2015, 12:40:07 AM
(Be paitent dammit.)

((Remind me if I don't post by the 16th then everyone!  8D))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on January 17, 2015, 12:40:58 AM
((Will start on the update XD))

"No, wait! There is something dark and twisted in them! We have to be carefull!" She raises her hand to stop Sakura from just charging in.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on January 17, 2015, 12:44:42 AM
"Already knew that." Sakura told her.

"Could this.....Could this be the result of the missing Omni Gem?" Calien wondered.

".....You have got to be kidding me!" Sakura face palmed.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on January 17, 2015, 12:48:11 AM
"This--this is something old-something chaotic. Have you two ever seen anything like this here before?"
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on January 17, 2015, 12:52:40 AM
"No, but I have heard many a similar tale, when an ancient artifact created by some higher power gets stolen or used by one with a wicked heart things typically go to hell." Calien explained.

"Animals are usually the first who fall to the evil." Sakura nodded. "They've lost their minds."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on January 17, 2015, 12:55:58 AM
"Is---there no way to help them?" Aya looks disheartened obviously not happy with idea of slaying an innocent animal.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on January 17, 2015, 01:00:25 AM
"Unless we can somehow appeal to the being it was before then no." Calien shook his head "The only way to stop this is to return the Omni-Gem to its  rightful place."

"Why didn't The Queen put better defenses in place so something like this wouldn't happen?" Sakura face palmed again "I mean what happened to magic barriers and tests of character?  A single man shouldn't be able to do something like this with brute force alone!"

(I seriously wonder why I'm making Sakura so snarky all the sudden.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on January 17, 2015, 01:05:37 AM
((Ouch XD))

"It's my fault for not protecting the city better." Aya bites her lip waiting for the wolves to attack.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on January 17, 2015, 01:08:00 AM
"It's not your fault Aya." Calien shook his head "Some greedy man found a loop hole in the goddess defenses that she wasn't prepare for."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on January 17, 2015, 01:09:49 AM
((I'll hold off till the others catch up and post.))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Fxeni on January 17, 2015, 01:11:58 AM
"I'd rather not hurt anything that's twisted against their will, but if it needs to be done..." Fxeni said as a glow shimmered over his hand and a spear appeared.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on January 17, 2015, 01:13:41 AM
"It won't end the problem, it will only get worse." Calien sighed.

"But in order to stop this we have to survive." Sakura gulped.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on January 17, 2015, 01:22:40 AM
The wolves seem less interested in the parties' moral debate as they all begin charging at the group at once from multiple directions. It would seem the whole pack is inflicted given their numbers.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on January 17, 2015, 01:24:40 AM
Sakura began to enchant her blade with Electricity and began to attack the beasts as Calien began cutting them in half with his axe.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on January 17, 2015, 01:43:36 AM
As a wolf pounced at Aya she nimbly ducked slashing upward a swath of black blood hits the ground poisoning and withering the grass right away, the wolf lets out a wine as it's life fades.

"This blood--do not let it touch you!"
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Fxeni on January 17, 2015, 01:45:56 AM
A green glow appears under Fxeni's feet as he begins to chant.

"Howl O raging wind and cleave mine enemies with your blade! Turbulence!"

As the final words were uttered, a sudden gust of wind lifted two of the wolves into the air, where a small vortex of wind slashed them up.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on January 17, 2015, 01:47:35 AM
"Even the blood is corrupted?" Sakura's eyes widen "I think I have to try a long range strategy now." 

She enchanted her blade with Light Magic and sliced the air in front of her creating a beam or light headjng for the wolves.

Calien meerly slashed away while being carful of the blood.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Dr. Wily II on January 17, 2015, 03:39:18 AM
Shadow Master noticed the corrupted monsters attacking the group. Perhaps he did not need to engage them after all, the monsters' numbers might just overwhelm them all.
... Plus it doesn't hurt to watch the carnage.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Fxeni on January 17, 2015, 05:51:13 AM
"Whoa!" Fxeni says as one attacks him. He sidesteps out of the way, and thrusts his spear upwards into the jumping wolf.

"Thunder Lance!" he yells, lightning coursing into the wolf.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on January 17, 2015, 06:26:41 AM
Several wolfs all pounced at Aya at once leaving her no space to dodge, kneeling her blade returned to it's natural state of energy and reformed around her right arm as a gauntlet. as the wolves attempted to sink their claws into her a barrier formed keeping them all at bay, Aya frowned and the barrier suddenly expanded sending them flying into the bushes whence they came.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Mr. Haxwell on January 17, 2015, 10:12:06 AM
Surrounded by a separate pack of wolves, Toshi stood firm.

Toshi - "So this is how it's going to be." reaching into her pouch, hanging above her tail, and pulls out a short baton. "However numbers don't matter to me." she held her arm forward as the baton extends outward, forming a quarterstaff-like weapon. "Lets do this!" she shouts as the wolves all attempt to pounce on her; but not before she performed a pole-vault, launching herself into the air, out of danger.

She starts forming three hand signs snake, tiger, dog, while still in midair, before chanting the following:

Toshi - "HYOUTON: TSUBAME FUBUKI!" the air around her forms a swarm of ice swallows; darting straight for the pack, killing those instantly who got an ice swallow directly to the face, while slashing a few around their legs, grounding them in an instant.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on January 18, 2015, 09:17:45 PM
Aya preforms a series of ground based combos with her blade slashing at the Wolves' bodies in non fatal places hoping to dissuade them from any further attacks. They real from the blows and form try to flank her from all sides before leaping back to attack.

"I'm sorry.." She turns her blade upside down and stabs it into the ground causing a small area of effect burst of magic as the wolves close in and as it passes they simply aren't there anymore. Aya turns to the others still involved in their own battles.

Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on January 18, 2015, 09:19:23 PM
(Is it okay if someone gets scratched or bitten?)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on January 18, 2015, 09:22:23 PM
((You may get poisoned.))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on January 18, 2015, 09:28:02 PM
(I can probably deal with that, I'll write that up a bit later.  Wish we had a white mage, or maybe I should make Calien one.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Mr. Haxwell on January 19, 2015, 10:29:19 AM
(I was thinking of giving Toshi something like this, but I'm thinking it's maybe too soon for her to know medical jutsu techniques right now. So I'd leave Sakura to that.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on January 19, 2015, 05:00:29 PM
((Yeah having a healer would not be a bad idea honestly.))

Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on January 23, 2015, 03:10:22 PM
((Anyone else have any attacks to throw off before we wrap up?))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Mr. Haxwell on January 23, 2015, 03:25:49 PM
Seeing few of the pack of wolves, on pursuit of Toshi's landing, she immediately took a defensive stance before charging in.

Toshi - "It's useless! You can't defeat me in your current state." She yells, before twirling her staff around her like it was a propeller rotating at high speeds, slamming a couple of wolves all over the place. "This battle ends now!" as she starts picking of the grounded beasts, by slamming their heads in with the weighted end of her staff, being careful not to spill any tainted blood on her skin.

(I'll leave it at that.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on January 23, 2015, 09:47:16 PM
(Okay I think I can do something now.)

As Calien was recklessly slashing and decapitating wolves one of them managed to jump up and bite him on the arm.  With a pained grunt Calien grabbed the wolf by the neck and got it off his arm before he physically threw it into a group of wolves causing the the spine of the first wolf to snap and the other wolves to substain other crippling injuries. 

He then noticed that his arm became infected with poison and took the time to position his other hand over it.

"Oh Holy magic, purge my being of that which ails me.  Esuna!" Calien chanted.

A bright light enveloped the area of the infection and eraticated it.  With that annoyance out of the way he continued to thin out the pack further.

(Calien, bestest white mage evar?  I don't know I think that may be the most graphic scene I've written so far.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Phi on January 24, 2015, 03:34:25 AM
(Where are you guys? I may join this one.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on January 24, 2015, 03:37:35 AM
(Still in the forest in front of Sakura and Calien's cabin.  The wolves should be destroyed soon.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on January 24, 2015, 03:51:30 AM
((If you want to join in the group will be hitting the road soon so thats not a bad place to meet up))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on January 24, 2015, 02:47:33 PM
It didn't take the group long to take out the last remaining wolves, the area around the cabin was a mess however; their blood had corrupted the ground where ever it fell and the group was no closer to discovering the source of the infection.

Aya's blade vanished in a ball of light and re-appeared as her pendant. "What a waste." She frowned as she looked over the battle field.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Dr. Wily II on January 24, 2015, 02:53:21 PM
Shadow Master had been observing the whole fight from the safety of the canopy.

"Skills... Amatuer. Chosen one... Easy target. Next course of action... Ambush."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on January 24, 2015, 02:58:49 PM
((Aya isn't THAT amateur? Is she?  8D))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Dr. Wily II on January 24, 2015, 03:05:29 PM
(This IS Shadow Master we are talking about. Everyone else is an amateur. 8D)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on January 24, 2015, 03:14:18 PM
((So much ego Shadow Master, I approve!  8D))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on January 24, 2015, 05:23:43 PM
"Don't you worry yourself Aya, the land is pretty resilient and I'm sure everything will grow back eventually.  If not, I'm sure some Holy Water or something will fix it up." Calien shook his head. "Anyone here need to be patched up?"

In the mean time Sakura kneeled and began some sort of prayer.

"<Your Grace, I know this land is not your own but it is in desperate need of help, if there's anything you can do to help the Queen and the Elemental gods of this land please do so.  And please give us hope and strength to end this disaster before it's too late.>" Sakura chanted in her strange language.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Fxeni on January 24, 2015, 09:01:10 PM
"I'm perfectly fine here," Fxeni said as his weapon vanished. "I get the impression that that doesn't happen very often around here... we'll have to keep an eye out."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on January 24, 2015, 10:11:20 PM
Aya glances deeper into the forest. "I think what ever did this is still in there though..." she returns to her gaze to Calien.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on January 24, 2015, 10:14:29 PM
"I'm perfectly fine here," Fxeni said as his weapon vanished. "I get the impression that that doesn't happen very often around here... we'll have to keep an eye out."
"Well not here, sometimes we have to deal with Goblins and other things out there, but not like that." Sakura explained.

Aya glances deeper into the forest. "I think what ever did this is still in there though..." she returns to her gaze to Calien.
"What do you mean?" Calien asked her.

Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on January 24, 2015, 10:59:13 PM
"You can't feel it? This forest is sick." Aya continues to glance deeper into the woods.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on January 24, 2015, 11:03:28 PM
"Hmm yeah you may be right, we need to find a way to purify this place." Calien nodded "We better start getting everything out of the herb garden now.  Sakura get some bags for each type of herb?"

(You know like antidote herds, echo grasses, stuff for paralysis.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on January 24, 2015, 11:15:36 PM
"I'd like to help, if no one minds waiting her a little longer?" Aya looks to the others.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on January 24, 2015, 11:16:42 PM
"We still have deer to eat too." Sakura pointed out.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on January 24, 2015, 11:19:42 PM
"Oh right we should rest after all that." Aya nods

((Phi any idea how you want to join in by the way?))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on January 24, 2015, 11:26:50 PM
"Yeah I already skined it, just need to get it cooked if we're lucky we can use the skin to make something like another bag or hide cape or something.  I honestly don't know how she did it but Sakura made some kind of machine that's makes sewing faster that's not a spinning wheel." Calien said rubbing his head "But right now we got to take care of the herbs."

(So yeah Sakura made a magitek sewing machine with A PILE OF SCRAPES! stuff she found in A CAVE! the forest.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on January 24, 2015, 11:33:44 PM
((Iron Woman?  Sakura Stark?  8D))

"You can make machines? Where DID you learn to do that anyway?"
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on January 24, 2015, 11:37:25 PM
"Daddy taught me some stuff but sometimes I get my own ideas, I like tinkering with things really." Sakura explained

"She's certainly better at it than I am." Calien shrugged "Again sometimes I don't know how she does it with so little around here, I wonder if she can do something with that mecha crab wreckage."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on January 24, 2015, 11:43:53 PM
"You are welcome to have that junk if you want Sakura." Aya smiles happy to be rid of the stuff after her fall from the sky.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on January 24, 2015, 11:45:43 PM
"I already collected some of it, when I was there, but I don't know what to do about the bigger stuff."  Sakura scratched her head.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on January 24, 2015, 11:47:36 PM
"What ever you decide to make just please promise not to drop me out of the sky, not sure I can afford to forget anything else." Aya giggles.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on January 24, 2015, 11:52:03 PM
"I meant like how do we carry it, I'm not sure even with the Chevel and my Rapidash if we can get everything.  Though maybe we can use some of it for the Chevel, Mr. Fxeni did mention it having problems with high speeds." Sakura pondered.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on January 24, 2015, 11:56:27 PM
"Not sure, I don't know much about this magi-tech." Aya looks a little lost in all this tech discussion.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Fxeni on January 25, 2015, 03:30:53 AM
"I'd have to take a look at the parts to see if they can be used," Fxeni replies as he looks around, feeling a bit uneasy. "We can take a look later perhaps."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on January 25, 2015, 03:32:20 AM
"Yeah the herbs are the priority right now, I'll go get the bags." Sakura nodded.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Fxeni on January 25, 2015, 03:38:43 AM
"I'm going to set up a detection field around the area while you guys gather those herbs," Fxeni says as he rummages around in the trunk of the Cheval. "I'd rather not have any more sudden surprises like those wolves."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on January 25, 2015, 03:40:11 AM
"A detection field?" Calien asked as Sakura went inside the Cabin.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Dr. Wily II on January 25, 2015, 03:48:00 AM
(A detection field? Should I be worried? XD)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on January 25, 2015, 03:51:06 AM
(To be fair Calien and Sakura probably already knows he's there, but they don't want him to know that.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Dr. Wily II on January 25, 2015, 04:01:45 AM
(... I guess having a huge ego is not good for stealth. XD)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on January 25, 2015, 04:02:38 AM
(No it is not.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on January 25, 2015, 04:18:16 AM
((I concur.  8D))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Mr. Haxwell on January 25, 2015, 11:55:19 AM
(Toshi's also aware of his movements [She can hear him, she can smell him], but she'll probably assume he's a wolf running for its life. So unless he doesn't lurk around too much she won't grow suspicious.)

Seeing her clothes looking a bit soiled, from the battle...

Toshi - "Hey, Sakura! You don't mind if I use your bath, please? I'm feeling a little dirty all of a sudden." a bit of worry goes through her mind thinking that she may have the tainted blood spilled on her clothing, getting the feeling it may eat away at her clothing.

"Oh, and can borrow some of your clothes, in the meantime?" realizing she never came with spare clothing, with her.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on January 25, 2015, 04:08:09 PM
"Unfortunately we don't have a bath, we bathe in the lake." Sakura said as she got out with some bags "Plus I don't think we have any clothes that would fit your body type."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Dr. Wily II on January 25, 2015, 04:10:06 PM
(... Great. Another one. >_>)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on January 25, 2015, 04:14:52 PM
(Hey that's what happens when a ninja tries to stalk a ninja with animals senses and 2 *spoilers*.)

Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Mr. Haxwell on January 25, 2015, 04:58:42 PM
"Unfortunately we don't have a bath, we bathe in the lake." Sakura said as she got out with some bags "Plus I don't think we have any clothes that would fit your body type."

Toshi - "I... see." she feels a bit embarrassed as she gives a quick glance at the men in the group, "I'll head over to the lake in the meantime. Just try not to trespass on my business, okay."

As she makes her way to the lake, she tries to rid herself of the suspicion she feels. Although she'd be more worried about her annoying stalkers knowing where she's going.

Riyalie - "What's wrong hun?" Toshi hears the voice of her persian familiar nearby, "Afraid the old man might sneak a peak, is that it? Or are you worried the hansom hunk over there might..."

Toshi - "Shh... not a word from you!" she hushed her familiar, "I don't see why you two need to hide, when they're already aware of your presence."

Riyalie - "Oh, don't be so, miss Shadow Lady." she quipped, "You do know how to summon us, do you?"

Toshi - "Well... kinda but..."

Riyalie - "Oh, don't worry, hun. You'll figure it out by the time we get there."

(I'll let someone post first before stripping Toshi at the lake. She seems okay if Sakura or Aya was with her, but since they have more important things to focus on, she felt it be better she'd go alone. Besides, she has two spiritual buddies with her.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Fxeni on January 25, 2015, 07:14:14 PM
"It'll just let us know if someone enters the area. It's something I whipped up for any jobs that would require guarding an area. It's not necessary by any means, but it doesn't hurt to have confirmation instead of hunches," Fxeni said as he started walking off with a few magitech devices.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on January 25, 2015, 07:16:14 PM
"Huh, so you're a for hire sort of guy?" Calien asked as Sakura started to come up with the bags.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Fxeni on January 25, 2015, 07:23:29 PM
"Well... only when I need the money," Fxeni said as he put one of the devices down. "I don't work for just anyone though... only people who can be trusted. Nothing shady."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on January 25, 2015, 07:26:33 PM
"How can you tell that, I mean people can lie in such a way that they say one thing but mean something else." Sakura pondered.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Fxeni on January 25, 2015, 07:44:17 PM
"I can usually tell. I also usually run a background check on them before I accept anything, of course," Fxeni replied as he set down another one of the devices. "There has been some times where it didn't exactly end well, but those were... uhh... special cases."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on January 25, 2015, 07:46:46 PM
"I see." Sakura nodded though she didn't exactly know what a background check was.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Fxeni on January 25, 2015, 07:53:12 PM
"There... it's all set up," Fxeni said as he finished putting down the devices. He started tapping away at the screen on his gauntlet, and shortly after the devices all sprung open.

"Alright, this should be good. Do you guys need help with the herbs?" Fxeni asked.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on January 25, 2015, 07:54:34 PM
"Any extra set of hands would be welcome." Calien nodded.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Mr. Haxwell on January 25, 2015, 09:15:14 PM
Arriving at the lake, Toshi gave one last survey towards her surroundings, before biting her thumb, so that a bit of blood dripped out. Then performing a sequence of hand signs: Boar → Dog → Bird → Monkey → Ram...

Toshi - "Kuchiyose no jutsu!" she places the palm of her hand with her bleeding thumb, on the ground; creating some odd looking writing around across the floor. Then, in a puff of smoke, a humanoid figure appeared.

Upon close inspection she appears to resemble an anthropomorphic Persian; clothed in some tribal themed costume, but less skimpy than Toshi's outfit. She was holding a large broad axe across her shoulders, with the blade shaped like a circular saw.

Riyalie - "Hey, how come you didn't summon Griffy?" she asked looking confused.

Toshi - "Well you see. I'm a little short on breath." she explained looking a bit drained, from the summoning jutsu. "Besides, you're more useful as a bodyguard anyways."

Riyalie - "You can count on me, ma'am." she saluted, as she watched Toshi start stripping her soiled clothing off, but as she removed the binder from her ponytail, Riyalie was mildly aroused by Toshi's long golden hair.

Riyalie - "Oh, gosh it's been a while since I've seen her hair loose." went through her mind, as she felt her hand itching to just grope Toshi from behind. "No." she held her one hand as if to resist the urge, "I need to get a grip of myself." Gritting her teeth with her eyes closed, while Toshi stepped into the calm looking lake, before...

Toshi - "Umm, Riyalie."

Riyalie - "Uhh, yes ma'am?" she opened her eyes to see Toshi's body submerged above her chest.

Toshi - "Could you do me a favor, and wash my clothes over there."

Riyalie - "No problem, ma'am." she made a silly salute as she grabbed a hold of the clothes Toshi left behind. "I'll get this done in a jiffy." as she gave another gander at Toshi bathing herself still taken in by her hair, before snapping out of her motive so that she could start on the laundry Toshi gave her to do.

(I'm running low on time here, so I'll continue from tomorrow morning.)





Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Dr. Wily II on January 26, 2015, 01:30:58 AM
(I might as well strike now, since Shadow Master is so obvious. 8U)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on January 26, 2015, 03:19:32 AM
(Honestly with the detection field I think he should just runaway.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Fxeni on January 26, 2015, 03:33:40 AM
(Well... It's not going to do anything except let them know that someone is there. Also, it doesn't go underground, so there's that... 8D)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on January 26, 2015, 03:35:33 AM
(Exactly a real ninja on recon would try to avoid that so he can ambuse his prey in more ideal circumstances.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Dr. Wily II on January 26, 2015, 03:41:15 AM
(I'm not letting the 4 of you get away with it! Ego and all! 8U)

A four-pointed star flew towards the detector and struck it, disabling it as it started to spark. Not soon after, a shadowy figure landed not far from Fxeni, Sakura, Calien, and Aya.

"Objective changed. Commence engagement."

The figure got into a fighting stance, and threw out more four-pointed stars at the group.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Fxeni on January 26, 2015, 03:44:59 AM
As a warning started blaring from his gauntlet, Fxeni's spear appeared in his hand and he quickly deflected the stars that were headed his way.

"One of your friends, Aya?" he asked as he made some room away from the others.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on January 26, 2015, 03:45:17 AM
Sakura immediately sprung into action and deflected the stars while Calien immediately revealed a chain sickle and threw it which immediately wrapped around his arm.

"Finally, was waiting for you to make your move." Sakura stated.

(So yeah Calien's sub weapon is a chain sickle.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Dr. Wily II on January 26, 2015, 03:51:35 AM
(Gonna pause since needs Blue's input. And just so you know... That's not really Shadow Master.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on January 26, 2015, 03:52:33 AM
(Curse you Shadow clone Jutsu!  Though really I think Calien and Sakura would be able to see that given their eyes.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Phi on January 26, 2015, 07:36:01 AM
"Oh right we should rest after all that." Aya nods

((Phi any idea how you want to join in by the way?))

(Hmm, well, I suppose you could run into me, somehow. Or better yet, I can run into you.

Are you guys still in the forest?)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on January 26, 2015, 07:41:34 AM
(Yes.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Phi on January 26, 2015, 07:47:13 AM
(Mind giving me some details? Like, what would I be seeing when I run into you guys?)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on January 26, 2015, 07:48:34 AM
(Well either you'll be peeking on Toshi who is taking a bath in the lake guarded by a humanoid Persian or you'll see us fighting Shadow Man Master.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Phi on January 26, 2015, 08:29:05 AM
Meanwhile, atop one of the trees in the forest...

*munch* *munch* *munch*

A young girl (http://i.imgur.com/bANTumr.jpg), no older than 12 years-old, in strange nomadic clothing and a knitted hat was idly munching on a purple fruit, growing from one of the branches she was sitting on. A long silver staff, adorned with green gems, lay across her lap.

"Mmmmm mmmmm! Salem, this is sooo tasty, I wish you could try some!" The girl's face was filled with bliss, as she lovingly savored each bite from the purple fruit.

The green gems on the silver staff glowed faintly, and a male voice echoed out from it, "Such means of indulgence is lost on me, I'm afraid. I'll take your word for it, though."

"Yeah... It's a shame. Well, we can still have all sorts of fun, anyway!" She chirped happily.

"Indeed, we can. Be careful though, we shouldn't get too sidetracked. Don't forget why we're here, Pema."

"Yeeeah, yeeeeah," Pema pouted and stuck her tongue out at him, when suddenly she saw a flash of light in the distance.

Her staff, Salem, hovered from her lap and moved towards the commotion, "Did you see that just now? What in the world was that?"

"I don't know, but let's find out!" Pema tossed the half-eaten fruit aside and grabbed Salem, jumping from branch to branch, hovering thanks to the staff's flying ability, "Onward to adventurrrrrre!! And more tasty food!"

She steadily arrived to their location and leaped down to the floor.

"HELLOOOOO!" Pema yelled out to them, unaware that they were in a battle.

"P-Pema, now's not the time for that!" Salem shouted as the gems on the staff glowed brighter.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on January 26, 2015, 08:32:59 AM
(I'll wait for Blue to post before responding.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Mr. Haxwell on January 26, 2015, 09:45:05 AM
Arriving at the scene...

Toshi? - "Hey, what's going here?" she looks surprised to see a battle ensueing, at Sakura's house, "I leave for a few minutes and we're already under attack." she pulls out a kunai readying herself for battle.

(Notice the question mark after her name. Oh and just to let you know Shadow Master's not the only one who knows clone jutsu.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Dr. Wily II on January 26, 2015, 02:39:09 PM
(*throws both arms into the air*)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on January 26, 2015, 02:54:04 PM
(Again she's a ninja and Sakura and Calien are *spoilers*.   He's just has really bad luck.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on January 26, 2015, 05:55:03 PM
Aya manages to jump back as the star strikes just before her feet. "N-No I have no idea who that is! Who ARE you anyway?!" She snaps at the Shadow Master before hearing the voice of the newcomer.

((Sorry about the delay my net was down for the last two days XD))

Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on January 26, 2015, 06:33:09 PM
"Sakura get that little girl out of there!" Calien shouted as he had no idea where the real Shadow Master would attack as the one he wrapped with the chain sickle turned into a log.

"Right!" Sakura said as she grabbed the girl and tried to get her away "Come on it's too dangerous here, you have to get away!"

Edit: (Wait....I think I may have confused the Shadow Clone Jutsu with the Substitution Jutsu.......Which one did you mean?)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Phi on January 26, 2015, 11:14:30 PM
"What, but whyyy?" Pema cried, then suddenly noticed that everyone had their weapons drawn and were frantically looking around.

"Oh, are you guys fighting a bad guy? Lemme help! Can I help, please?" She lightly tugged on Sakura's sleeve, and looked at her with a glint of excitement in her eyes.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on January 26, 2015, 11:28:34 PM
"What?!  What could you possibly......?" Sakura protested until she got a better look at the girl and found some things that surprised her.

"This girl's mana.....it's huge!" Sakura thought  "Even bigger than any of ours, maybe even combined!  And....her staff is very unusual....there's a spirit like the ones that are following Toshi's!  But even if she is powerful she's still very young, we have to keep this guy distracted from her so she can strike!"

"What I want you to do is pretend to run and hide, we'll try to make sure he's distracted and doesn't hurt you." Sakura whispered to her "Stay hidden and when you find an opportunity to, let him have it, you understand?"
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Fxeni on January 26, 2015, 11:49:25 PM
She doesn't know how to hide her mana... this is not good, she'll be a target, Fxeni thinks to himself as he scans the area for the enemy.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Phi on January 26, 2015, 11:54:26 PM
Pema scrunched up her face and crossed her arms, "But that's not fair! I wanna get up-close and personal!"

"Pema, listen to this woman! She has the right idea," Salem spoke.

She bit her lip and nodded after thinking about the plan, "Okay... I understand," she said a bit reluctantly and pulled her hat partially over her eyes; something Pema had a habit of doing whenever she was disappointed.

She ran over to one of the trees and hid behind it.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on January 27, 2015, 12:03:13 AM
"Good thing she seems to listen to that staff." Sakura thought as she enchanted her sword with ice magic with her right hand as well as some hidden weapons concealed by a hidden pouch by her hip with her left while she thought of her plan "We have to keep him distracted and on his toes, he may have been observing us but he didn't see everything me and Dad can do, and I'm sure everyone else has their own tricks up their sleeves. 

Mr. Fxeni and Dad seem to be aware of what that girl can do and hopefully that shadow clone of Toshi will throw him off too.  I don't know what he's after but we got to stop him here!"
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Dr. Wily II on January 27, 2015, 01:21:33 AM
(At this point, it doesn't really matter.)
The log ignited as soon as it touched the ground, releasing a thick cover of smoke.

Shadow Master cursed under his breath as his ambush failed, and quite badly. However, he did managed to see more of this group's abilities. However, besides the one called Aya that he should be monitoring, there was something else very amiss, but he was unable to pinpoint, nor recognize the new reading. Cursing again, he poofed into a plume of smoke, and disappeared.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on January 27, 2015, 01:22:55 AM
(Wait did he run?)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Dr. Wily II on January 27, 2015, 01:39:36 AM
(He made a tactical retreat, his clone helped further with the thick smoke.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on January 27, 2015, 01:42:18 AM
(But is he going to keep attacking us at the moment or is he going to leave?)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Dr. Wily II on January 27, 2015, 01:48:52 AM
(... He's not going to bother with any of you for a long while.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on January 27, 2015, 01:56:56 AM
(Okay thanks for the clarification.)

Calien and Sakura started to cough until the smoke cleared and the mysterious man left.

".....I think he's gone, Sakura do you sense his presence?" Calien asked.

".....No, it seems he's left." Sakura replied as she looked around to make sure.

"Good." Calien nodded "Seems we caught him off guard."

"Yeah..." Sakura said as she looked towards the trees "Sorry, I think the bad man got scared and ran away, you can come out now."

".....I can't believe she's apologizing to a little girl like that." Calien thought.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Phi on January 27, 2015, 03:32:46 AM
Pema nodded and walked over to Sakura, "Your team scared him off? Wow, that's so cool!" She bounced happily.

"Aren't you forgetting something...?" Salem spoke with a trailing voice, and sounded as if he's said this same exact line many times before.

"Oh yeah," She adjusted her hat and brushed off her dress, "My name is Pema! A pleasure to meet you!" She bowed.

Pema then stared at the ground and began fidgeting, "And, umm... s-sorry I got mad and yelled at you, earlier..." She looked up at Sakura apologetically, "I didn't mean to..."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on January 27, 2015, 05:04:19 AM
Aya frowns having lost track of the attacking ninja. "I wonder what he was on about? "Target?" Huh--anyway nice to me meet you Pema. My name is Aya." She gives a friendly smile.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on January 27, 2015, 05:17:53 AM
"It's okay Pema." Sakura smiled "I'm just glad he didn't hurt anyone."

"Yeah it seemed he was trying to observe us, I could feel his presence when the wolves attacked us, but once Fxeni turned on that Detection Field machine he must of panicked and tried to fulfill whatever his objective was.  Then when he realized we were prepared for him he ran." Calien explained while his arms were crossed "Honestly I don't know what he was thinking, in a situation like that a ninja should have ran with the information they had on hand then risk engaging the enemy, especially when dealing with a group."

"He didn't seem normal though...." Sakura pondered "Something was different about him."

Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on January 27, 2015, 05:36:14 AM
"Yeah--although I don't think he was the cause of the infection, he didn't "reek" of it like the wolves did." Aya kneels down to examine a throwing star, although it doesn't really give any clues to the ninja's origin.

"As soon as were ready I would like to head towards the source, the longer we wait the worse things are going to get I feel."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on January 27, 2015, 05:42:16 AM
"Yeah, I guess we can skip the deer.  We'll get the medical herbs then leave ASAP, we'll forage for food on the way." Calien nodded.

Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on January 27, 2015, 05:58:42 AM
"I'll try an lead the way."

((Since everyone in the party can sense mana in the group it seems Aya comes off as somewhat odd, she's filled with Mana but it feels like something is off about her. Might as well say that now if magic sensing comes up again.))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on January 27, 2015, 06:02:15 AM
"Um Aya did you not pay attention to what Dad said?" Sakura asked her.  Sakura and Calien noticed that Aya is very gung ho when it comes to a goal to the point that she misses vital details of what another person said.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on January 27, 2015, 06:10:11 AM
Aya nods a little impatiently, what ever is happening in the forest seems to be making her anxious.

((yeah, she's a bit of a "one track mind" type of person. ))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on January 27, 2015, 06:34:19 AM
"I understand you want to get out of here but the reason I want to get those herbs is because they have healing properties and at the moment it seems only I can heal." Calien explained "If something happens to me, or we get seperated, or the enemy sets up something that can seal magic then we should have something to use as a backup. 

Though the herbs won't last us forever, and I'm sure there's stronger stuff out there, but it's better than nothing.  Unlike that....whatever it was I like to have a plan, and plans require patience and preparations.   You understand Aya?"
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on January 27, 2015, 06:56:55 AM
Aya sighs "I suppose so...sorry."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Mr. Haxwell on January 27, 2015, 12:00:52 PM
Meanwhile, at the lake...

Riyalie - "All done." says a joyful Persian lady, with Toshi's clean kunoichi gear, as she approaches the lake where Toshi still bathing, except she noticing making contact with whoever it is, that's not there.

Toshi - "What!? A child?" she seems surprised to already know of their new companion.

WC Toshi - "Yeah, she seems quite young but her chakra mana's enormous." says the water clone walking up the group for an introduction. "Oh, and our enemy was nothing but a mere shadow clone, but it seems the real deal ran off."

Toshi - "But, is he still lurking?"

WC Toshi - "Umm... no." the water clone looked confused, "He seems to have upped 'n vanished, as if he knew he was going to lose the battle."

Toshi - "Good. Hold your ground until I arrive."

WC Toshi - "Yes, ma'am." she confirms before cutting off communications.

Riyalie - "Hey who you talking to?" she asked with an eager expression on her face, "Oh and just to let you know your gears all clean and dry for you."

Toshi - "Thanks." she rinses her hair one last time before finishing her relaxing bath, before Riyalie helped dress Toshi back into gear. "Oh, and I had a little chat with a water clone I sent back to camp. Seems we were under attack by the lone wolf that ran off earlier. Too bad he took off again."

Riyalie - "Aww, that's too bad." she looked disappointed, "Maybe he knew you were unbeat..."

Toshi - "Shh!" she hushed her Persian friend, as turned her attention to a nearby bush, before forming a sequence of hand signs: Dragon → Tiger → Hare...

"SUITON: MIZURAPPA!" Holding two fingers to the side of her mouth, before blowing out a large torrent of water, flushing out a bunch of men who may have been stalking her again.

"GET OUTTA HERE!" she barked, looking a little red in the face, as the stalkers got up a ran for their lives. Riyalie couldn't tell if Toshi was embarrassed or just angry.

Riyalie - "You know you're not going to get a boyfriend if you keep scaring people of like that. Unless you and I..."

Toshi - "That's... not the idea I was trying to get through." she calmed down a little, "And don't get any ideas. I'm really not into 'that'."

Riyalie - "Oh, c'mon." she glomped Toshi, "You know to want to~<3"

Toshi - "Okay that's enough for today." she tries to shrug off her snuggle buddy, "You can leave whenever you want. So now would you please let go of me? We need to return."

Riyalie - "Alright already. But can stay a little longer please? Since they already know about us, is it okay if we spend a little time together?" She desperately plea's with Toshi who lets out a sigh as if she can't do much to restrain her familiars.

Toshi - "Fine then." as Riyalie suddenly glomps Toshi again making her feel more uncomfortable than she already is, "But can you stop doing that already?"

Riyalie - "Okay~<3" she lets go still looking happy as ever. As the two head back to camp.

(A little information: Toshi specializes in water clones, instead of shadow clones. So the one already at camp is practically a walking mass of water, about to make introductions. Another thing is that she's top tier in water style jutsu, compared to her ice/snow styles.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Phi on January 28, 2015, 04:14:19 AM
"Alright, I think it's time we move on," Salem stated.

"Aww, already?" Pema frowned, "But, I want to stay with them!"

"If they're anything like the last group we ran into, well... there's going to a problem. I'm just a little cautious on who we can really trust," He explained.

"I know, but I think... I can trust them," She looked at the group, "For real, this time! My instincts are telling me I can."

"And where was that famed instinct of yours with the last group?"

"Ummm, I guess I forgot about using my instincts that time!" Pema scratched her head.

"You really don't know the meaning of the word 'instinct', do you...?" Salem exclaimed bluntly.

"I'm serious, Salem! I'm five hundred and eleventy eight percent sure! Super duper sure!" Her face brightened and her eyes sparkled, not particularly aware if what she said was an actual percentage, "Pleeeease believe me."

"... Well, if you're that certain of these people, I suppose it'll be alright. BE CAREFUL though, and stay alert at all times. We don't know anything about them," He warned.

"I will, silly! You worry too much," She twirled the staff and jogged over to Sakura, "Umm, excuse me. Would you mind if I joined your special club?"

(Fun fact: Pema was originally intended to be a new character in WilyRP.

However, I couldn't find a suitable way to fit her in the story, plus I already have a satisfactory amount of characters in there. I often worried that she'd make things needlessly convoluted, as I already write for Phi, Arche, Heinrich and Akane.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on January 28, 2015, 04:19:10 AM
"Well....uh what do you guys think?" Sakura turned to them.

"I think she'll be fine, she does seem to be able to take care of her self combat wise.  Not to mention, being a father, I don't like seeing a little girl by her self." Calien reasoned.

(Could use more imput on this.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on January 28, 2015, 04:22:30 AM
((Glad you got a chance to use the character after all.))

"You want to travel with us? Just like that?" Aya blinks a little surprised by Pema's positive attitude.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Phi on January 28, 2015, 05:05:40 AM
Pema smiled, "Yeah! You guys look really cool!"

She glanced at the leaves of the trees, like she was reminiscing about something, "Mom always told me to look for the best in people, no matter what. She also said 'those who find the light within others have a special gift, and if we all do our part to trust others, the world would be a safer, healthier place'!"

She tapped a finger against her chin, "And, ummm, she said a whole bunch of other neat stuff, too!"

Pema focused her attention back to everyone, "I want to trust you guys, and I have a good feeling about you all!" She cheered.

"Pema..." Salem said quietly.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on January 28, 2015, 05:09:00 AM
"That's a good way of thinking." Sakura smiled warmly.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on January 28, 2015, 05:12:05 AM
Aya tilts her head as if she's sizing up Pema. "Doesn't bother me, more the merrier right?" Aya smiles.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Fxeni on January 28, 2015, 11:38:01 AM
"I don't mind if everyone else is alright with it, but... you're going to have to learn how to hide your mana, else we'll get attacked pretty regularly," Fxeni says with a slight sigh.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on January 28, 2015, 09:11:37 PM
"He's right." Calien nodded "Judging by the signs I'm feeling it might be a matter of teaching her how to control and regulate her mana inputs and outputs.  We need to find a sweet spot between her high power potential without the risk of it going out of control or making her tire out too quickly and being able to have her control and hide her potential without weakening it. 

Also it may be a benefit to her if we keep the attention of our enemies on us and away from her so while we're distracting the enemy she can catch them off guard from a safe distance. 

The problem is I am not an expert in Black Magic what so ever and Sakura uses Black Magic in a very different way.  Me, Sakura and Toshi can teach her how to hide her presence but I don't know how to help her control her powers or Mana regulation which would hide her Mana signature.  Toshi might actually be able to help with Mana control, but I don't know how well her Chakra control techniques would translate to Mana control techniques.  Even if they are similar, Ninjutsu and Magic are very different.

(Calien seems to be really good at examining a person's strengths and weaknesses, and how they can be improved but he can't help with teaching skills he's not familiar with.  Not to  mention some applications of DBZ and Naruto logic.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Fxeni on January 28, 2015, 11:12:28 PM
"I could help on either front," Fxeni said as he looked at Pema. "It should wait until we're away from here though."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on January 28, 2015, 11:16:26 PM
"Really, that sounds like a better idea." Calien said a bit surprised "I'll admit you keep surprising me with what you know Fxeni, it's almost like you're a Jack of all Trades."

Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Fxeni on January 28, 2015, 11:40:56 PM
"I've... been around in my field of work, suffice to say," Fxeni said sternly. He goes and picks up the transmitters of the detection field, and begins to pack them into the Cheval. "Although we should probably hurry, a bit of food would be good before we leave. If the deer is out of the option, is there anything that we could eat quickly?"
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on January 28, 2015, 11:51:00 PM
"There's lots of fruit in the trees and bushes me and Yin can go get some while you guys get the herbs." Sakura suggested as she handed Calien the bags.

"That sounds like a good idea....speaking of which where is Yin." Calien pondered.

"I think she was still in the house, Yin can you come out?" Sakura called.

After a few moments Yin slowly came out, but she was slow and pensive along with avoiding eye contact with Calien.  It was like she was feeling guilty.

"Yin...is everything okay?" Sakura came up to her and pet her.

Yin looked at Sakura with a look of shame and cried with lots of pauses as she explained what was wrong.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on January 29, 2015, 12:22:04 AM
((Anything to work out before Aya leads the party down to the source of the corruption? I want to get that plot point out of the way so Quickie can join in reasonably soon.))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on January 29, 2015, 12:26:58 AM
((I'm catching up as we speak.  Still have some questions regarding the forest battle and certain elements, but I dropped those in the Supplement thread.))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on January 29, 2015, 12:42:17 AM
(Only this part.)

"Sakura why is Yin so sad?" Calien asked.

"She said she got hungry and ate the deer when she couldn't take anymore so she feels really guilty." Sakura told him.

"Oh.....tell her it's fine, I'm not mad." Calien replied.

"Okay." Sakura nodded.

(Okay now we can skip past the herb picking and start heading out.  Sakura during the skip with gather fruit and call her Rapidash friend and both her and Calien will pack the rest of the stuff into the Cheval along with wearing hats to hide their ears.  So in other words I'm ready.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on January 29, 2015, 01:07:10 AM
((Sounds good this will be a bit of a longer post.))

After the group had prepared for the journey ahead Aya begins to lead the party through the deeper part of the forest where Sakura and her father had likely not tred very often. While the Emerald Forest was a dense forest at the best of times the deeper they traveled the thicker it became, until even the sun could not penetrate the canopy of trees.

However more worrying was the signs of corruption, the twisting force that had infected the wolf pack had also infected the local flora and fauna deeply, and the group got the unnerving feeling that they are being watched by all manner of animal life. Soon Aya motions for them to halt, she pushes through a bush and the group find them selves within a large clearing and it's obvious the cause of the corruption.

A swirling ball of chaos floating not far off the ground, time and space seem to distort in the local area with the chunks of the ground floating around it slowly; everyone but Aya also begin to feel a little sick to their stomach the closer they get to the chaos.

((A quick reminder, Chaos was used by the gods to create the world; it's the source of all potential but in it's natural state is completely poisonous to all mortal life. The gods controlled it by using the six elements Fire/Water/Wind/Earth/Light/Dark to shape it into Arcadia. The omni-gem was created to be a barrier between the world and the chaos within and out. Basically if chaos breaks into the world it causes great havoc and even the party won't be able to remain close for long.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on January 29, 2015, 01:11:06 AM
"Father is that...." Sakura asked.

"Yeah......I think that's what Aya is sensing and what made those wolves go nuts." Calien nodded.

"But....what do we do?" Sakura asked.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on January 29, 2015, 01:19:18 AM
Aya ponders "I'm not sure why but I think--I can close this, maybe."

((The more magically inclined would know that Chaos can be controlled by all the elements working as one, and that Aya's weapon seems to be mana based but lacks an element at all; it may be a decent catalyst to seal the breach if the party worked together at it.))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on January 29, 2015, 01:21:48 AM
(Looks like a job for Fxeni and Pema to deduce.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on January 29, 2015, 01:22:26 AM
((Yep!))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Fxeni on January 29, 2015, 01:23:03 AM
"I sure hope so... not feeling too hot," Fxeni replied as he rubs his forehead. "What do you need to do?"
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on January 29, 2015, 01:33:46 AM
"Yeah I feel a little sick too." Sakura nodded.

"Yeah even I feel off." Calien groaned as a thought crossed his mind.

"<Could this be....like how that realm was corrupted and turned everything within that realm into that world?>"

(More crytic stuff that will make you face palm when you see where I'm going with this along with the other hints I've been sprinkling around.  The bottom are Calien's thoughts by the way.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on January 29, 2015, 01:34:23 AM
Aya summons her blade pointing the tip at the breach. A small beam of mana fires from the blade into the rift and seems to have a positive effect at first, however it slows and soon fails to close it any further as if lacking the power on it's own.

"I-It's not closing." Aya bites her bottom lip seemingly hell bent on closing the breach.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on January 29, 2015, 01:38:05 AM
(I think Pema might have an idea.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Fxeni on January 29, 2015, 01:40:14 AM
"Interesting... I've never seen this sort of thing done before. It looks like you might need more Mana before that will work though. Mind if I help?" Fxeni said as he concentrated on the blade, a faint glow appearing around his outstretched hand.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on January 29, 2015, 01:44:47 AM
(Wait Fxeni can provide Wind, Calien can provide Light, Toshi can provide Ice, Pema can provide Fire and Sakura can provide Darkness, but we have no Earth.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on January 29, 2015, 01:57:54 AM
((Unless you count alchemy as Earth, the Prof ain't that.))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on January 29, 2015, 02:01:13 AM
(Sakura can provide Earth, even if she barely uses it, my question is does it have to be one person per element.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Phi on January 29, 2015, 02:02:04 AM
Pema rolled up her sleeves and made a stern expression that looked more adorable than serious, "I can help out, too!"

"Have you been practicing like you promised?" Salem asked, "And I don't mean that time you cut a square inside the book to sneak in a sandwich..."

"Y-Yes, I practiced lots of times! I know I can do this!" Pema nodded.

She aimed Salem at the rift, the gem at the top of the staff glowing bright.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Dr. Wily II on January 29, 2015, 02:06:07 AM
(Gonna interrupt, need this part before the town.)

Back at Skull Cove Citadel, Albertus was in his personal chambers, when a shadowy figure appeared behind him.

"Did anyone zee you?"

"Here? No, master."

"Good... What newz do you bring me?"

"... Recon was a failure. The chosen one poses no problems. However her... Companions were a lot more... Trouble. There was even one that felt completely out of place... Her mana..."

"... You failed."

"Sorry master! This will not happen again!"

"That better be true... Where are they heading?"

"Towards here master, but they will pass by a small town."

"A zmall town... Good... You might have failed... However... Napalm Master will not!" 
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on January 29, 2015, 02:25:43 AM
(Eh screw it I'll assume Sakura can do double duty.)

"<Holy crap do we have to do......that?>" Calien thought.

"<Sakura.....>" Calien spoke in the language only he and Sakura knew.

"<Father.....?>" Sakura questioned.

"<You remember what I told you about your great, great, great, great, great, great grandma?>" Calien asked.

"<What, this is no time for a History lesson!>" Sakura yelled at him "<What does the History of our people have to do with the situation at hand?!>"

"<Oh I think that History lesson has everything to do with this right now, after all she was special even among our people and her blood runs in your veins after all so you should pretend to be her for a moment.>"  Calien said as his hand glowed with Holy power.

"<Wait a minute....you're not seriously talking about that.>" Sakura said as she started to catch on.

"<Exactly that.>" Calien nodded as he provided some of his power to Aya.

"<But wait assuming Aya is the 7th we're missing something!>" Sakura protested.

"<You think you can do double duty and pretend to be another one at the same time?  I think Toshi can provide the power of Water but we're missing the Earth element, so you should probably pretend to be the really short one too.>" Calien suggested.

"<....Fine, I can't believe you seriously just called her the short one.>" Sakura face palmed as one hand glowed with the power of Darkness and the other Earth as Sakura joined her power with the others.

"Toshi we need your water element now!" Calien shouted.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Phi on January 29, 2015, 02:30:10 AM
"Huh? What's that strange language you two are using?" Pema tilted her head.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on January 29, 2015, 02:36:47 AM
"Never mind that now, we need to concentrate on this!" Sakura shouted. "Just concentrate on providing the element of Fire!"

"Pretend to be a really big jolly guy!" Calien shouted.

"Not helping!" Sakura talked back.

"Hey at least she doesn't have to pretend to be an old man who makes long winded speechs.......crap I really am that guy who talks way too much." Calien face palmed.

"I still love you dad." Sakura sighed in disbelief but smiled slightly.

(I am having way too much fun with this.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Phi on January 29, 2015, 02:40:19 AM
"O-Oh, okay..." Pema was slightly taken aback.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on January 29, 2015, 05:39:24 AM
((yeah sorry one person can provide more than one element. We just need all six to fix the breach by channeling that power into Aya's weapon.))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on January 29, 2015, 06:20:14 AM
(Ah okay, we just need to wait for Toshi then.  If not Pema can probably provide the last amount for Water/Ice.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Mr. Haxwell on January 29, 2015, 10:49:43 AM
(Eh screw it I'll assume Sakura can do double duty.)

"<Holy crap do we have to do......that?>" Calien thought.

"<Sakura.....>" Calien spoke in the language only he and Sakura knew.

"<Father.....?>" Sakura questioned.

"<You remember what I told you about your great, great, great, great, great, great grandma?>" Calien asked.

"<What, this is no time for a History lesson!>" Sakura yelled at him "<What does the History of our people have to do with the situation at hand?!>"

"<Oh I think that History lesson has everything to do with this right now, after all she was special even among our people and her blood runs in your veins after all so you should pretend to be her for a moment.>"  Calien said as his hand glowed with Holy power.

"<Wait a minute....you're not seriously talking about that.>" Sakura said as she started to catch on.

"<Exactly that.>" Calien nodded as he provided some of his power to Aya.

"<But wait assuming Aya is the 7th we're missing something!>" Sakura protested.

"<You think you can do double duty and pretend to be another one at the same time?  I think Toshi can provide the power of Water but we're missing the Earth element, so you should probably pretend to be the really short one too.>" Calien suggested.

"<....Fine, I can't believe you seriously just called her the short one.>" Sakura face palmed as one hand glowed with the power of Darkness and the other Earth as Sakura joined her power with the others.

"Toshi we need your water element now!" Calien shouted.

(Right, sorry this came late. Since I was asleep at the time.)

Toshi - "Roger!" she acknowlegdges, "Suiton: Hahonryū!" after performing Boar → Dog → Ram hand signs, she forms a swirling mass of water in her palm.

Toshi - "Okay, got your water right here." she remarks, as she held the swirling water near the other elements causing her hand to glow. "Well that's new." she looked surprised at her glowing palm.

(Was in a hurry with this one, so I left out the detailed hand signs.

::EDIT::

Took some time to put in some corrections. I decided to let a water clone do the water prison thing, since it would be too dangerous for Toshi to be so close to the rift.

::EDIT2::

Okay edited out the water clone since I wasn't proofreading on what exactly we were combining our powers against.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Phi on January 29, 2015, 02:51:52 PM
(Are we actually using our magic yet, or are we waiting for everyone to get in their places to provide the elements?)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on January 29, 2015, 02:54:23 PM
(We've already been providing the elements, I think.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on January 29, 2015, 06:20:36 PM
As each member of the party focused their elemental powers at the breach the beam of mana from Aya's blade became more focused and the breach in turn began to destabilize growing smaller and smaller until it finally collapsed but not before causing all the built up mana to explode outwards in a shock wave knocking everyone off their feet.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on January 29, 2015, 06:38:28 PM
"Okay....that I wasn't expecting." Calien groaned as he sat up.

"How the heck could you not expect that?" Sakura responded as she held her head to combat the pain "With how much mana we were outputting to counteract whatever that was it only makes sense for the opposing forces to have a reaction like that."

"Huh....I was more expecting a dissipation/neutralization effect." Calien shrugged.

(So the chaos is still there right?)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Mr. Haxwell on January 29, 2015, 06:50:58 PM
Toshi - "Lets not do that again." getting up while rubbing her backside after a slightly painful experience, "Thank goodness my pouch wasn't attached to me when that happened; otherwise my tailbone would of snapped from my gear."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on January 29, 2015, 07:05:45 PM
((Just the end of this small breach. We still don't know what caused it, these don't happen naturally.))

Aya rubs her head as she sits up. "At least we closed it--maybe the forest will heal now."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on January 29, 2015, 07:09:01 PM
(Oh okay.)

"Yeah I think the forest stopped crying." Calien nodded.

"Toshi what do you keep in that pouch?" Sakura suddenly asked.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Mr. Haxwell on January 29, 2015, 07:33:58 PM
Toshi - "My weapons of course." she answered, "Thankfully Riyalie's been holding onto it for me."

Riyalie - "And it's a good thing I did. I mean, these things may be small but they look pretty sharp to me."

(Note that Riyalie was still with her the whole time when they were heading back to the cabin.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on January 29, 2015, 07:40:14 PM
"Hmm you mean something like this right?" Sakura said as she reached for something around her hip/thigh area and pulled out a kunai "I usually keep these around here because it's easier to reach for.  Though maybe we should get something a bit more resistant to impacts just in case."

(Yeah Sakura's sub weapons are kunais.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Mr. Haxwell on January 29, 2015, 08:07:00 PM
Toshi - "Yeah, but if I told you I kept a katar (http://th07.deviantart.net/fs71/PRE/f/2015/021/a/8/ronginasu_no_yari_part1__sketch__by_thembrsmntninjakitty-d8et29z.jpg) and an extendable staff (http://th08.deviantart.net/fs70/PRE/f/2015/021/b/2/ronginasu_no_yari_part_2__sketch__by_thembrsmntninjakitty-d8et2n8.jpg) in there... I'm sure you wouldn't believe me." she quipped.

(Provided links to sketches of 2 pieces of her main weapon. When combined it becomes a spear. Oh and the katar looking one actually folds up into a brass knuckle-like thing.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on January 29, 2015, 08:08:52 PM
"Hmm yeah that's understandable....sort of." Sakura nodded.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on January 29, 2015, 09:36:58 PM
"Is everyone okay?" Aya stands brushing herself off. "Mr Calien? I'm assuming this has never happened here before?"
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on January 29, 2015, 09:50:18 PM
"Definitely not." Calien shook his head "I think my theory about the Omni-Gem being stolen was correct it's the only logical explanation, but I wonder why this place was affected first, and if others are being affected as we speak."

"Either way I really want to stop that White Beard moron even more now." Sakura growled "His actions messed with my home, his greed harmed the animals, and now the entire world is going to suffer because of his power lust.  We can't allow the world to fall like this."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on January 29, 2015, 09:58:58 PM
"So we head for that town for supplies then head to this "Skull Cove" right?" Aya nods in agreement with Sakura and her father.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on January 29, 2015, 10:01:25 PM
"Yeah, Fxeni you know the way right?" Calien asked "I've never been to the South."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Fxeni on January 29, 2015, 11:42:43 PM
"Yeah, I've been in that area a few times," Fxeni replied. "There's a town nearby, we should probably head there first."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Phi on January 29, 2015, 11:44:03 PM
"S-Skull Cove? I... don't like the sound of that," Pema's hands trembled slightly.

However, she then shook her head, "No... I can do this... I have to!" she attempted to strengthen her resolve.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on January 29, 2015, 11:46:36 PM
"Agreed, Sakura make sure you don't take off your hat, just in case." Calien told her.

"Right." Sakura nodded as she noticed Pema feeling scared. "Don't worry, we'll be with you."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Fxeni on January 29, 2015, 11:49:46 PM
"Shall we?" Fxeni said as he hopped onto the Cheval.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on January 29, 2015, 11:57:06 PM
"Yeah." Sakura nodded as she called for her Rapidash "Pema you want to ride Epee with me?"

(In the end I decided that the Rapidash will be called Epee, like the sword.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Phi on January 30, 2015, 12:21:12 AM
Pema lit up immediately, "Oooh, can I really?"

She ran up to Epee and began petting it softly, "She's so pretty!"

(Wait, is Epee female?)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on January 30, 2015, 12:25:27 AM
(Yeah.)

"She really is." Sakura said as she lifted Pema up to get her on the Flaming Horse before getting on herself.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on January 30, 2015, 01:38:52 AM
"Umm is there any room left for one more?" Aya asks Fxeni "I don't think I'll be able to keep up on foot with all of you."

((Quickie the Prof lives at the town so you can pick it's name and describe it if you wish?))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on January 30, 2015, 01:43:25 AM
"Didn't Mr. Fxeni say his Cheval had problems going at high speeds?" Sakura stated.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Fxeni on January 30, 2015, 01:45:53 AM
"It's mainly when I use the boost, which I don't think we will be," Fxeni replied. "It's safe enough, otherwise I wouldn't be riding it. Hop on board, Aya."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on January 30, 2015, 01:51:41 AM
(Crap I don't have a mode of transportation fro Calien.....some one help me think of something.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on January 30, 2015, 01:57:19 AM
((Maybe we should invent the Secret of Mana cannon travel, does the Cheval have a side car? >.>)

Aya jumps on the seat behind Fxeni. "Huh-this is new." Aya comments never having never road on a machine like this before, although perhaps more not on a machine while falling from the sky.

Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on January 30, 2015, 01:59:40 AM
(I don't think Calien or Sakura would willingly go into a cannon....)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Phi on January 30, 2015, 02:03:34 AM
(Crap I don't have a mode of transportation fro Calien.....some one help me think of something.)

(Maybe he could use the Flying Nimbus from Dragon Ball? 8D

Though he would need to be pure of heart to ride it.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on January 30, 2015, 02:04:19 AM
(But I'm not going for Dragon Ball here.....)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Phi on January 30, 2015, 02:05:41 AM
(I know, but it kinda works with the fantasy setting.

Other than that, I can't really think of anything else other than Chocobos...)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Fxeni on January 30, 2015, 02:06:14 AM
Fxeni looks around. Everyone seems to have a mode of transportation, except for Calien.

"Oh... hmm. Hold on," Fxeni says as he hops off the Cheval. He presses a few buttons on the side of the Cheval, and a side compartment opens up. A small side car gradually unfolds into place, which Fxeni hooks up to the main car.

"It's a tad experimental, but it's solid... I have yet to use this," Fxeni says as he examines it closely to make sure everything is in good condition. With a nod, he hops back on the Cheval.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on January 30, 2015, 02:07:36 AM
"Thanks." Calien said as he went inside "But what about Toshi?"
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Phi on January 30, 2015, 02:08:21 AM
(Quick, Fxeni! Pull out another side car! 8D)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on January 30, 2015, 02:09:21 AM
((Mental image of side cars folding out of side cars.  8D))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on January 30, 2015, 02:09:53 AM
(That's totally what I was thinking, though maybe when we get to town we should consider getting a carriage?)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Fxeni on January 30, 2015, 02:11:25 AM
(Dammit! XD)

"... Well, we're certainly won't be going quickly on this thing now, that's for sure!" Fxeni says with a slight chuckle as he hops off and pulls out another side car. "I'll need to rest once we get in town though... I'll have to pump more mana into it than usual with three passengers."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on January 30, 2015, 02:13:15 AM
"Perhaps we should consider getting a carriage of some sort when we get to town?" Calien suggested "Unless there's something else that would be more efficient."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Fxeni on January 30, 2015, 02:31:25 AM
"Well figure something out... for now, lets get out of this forest. Even though the tear is closed, I still feel uneasy around here," Fxeni said as he hopped back on the Cheval yet again.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on January 30, 2015, 02:33:32 AM
"Yeah...let's go Epee." Sakura said before she slightly kicked her to give her the physical command "Yah!"

Epee neighed as Sakura and Pema started to go at a reasonable speed.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on January 30, 2015, 02:47:15 AM
((Journey there will likely be uneventful, just need to wait for Quickie to type up an opening post for the prof. Then we stroll/crash into town!

Quickie up to you if you want to name the town being as it's your origin point.))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on January 30, 2015, 02:55:10 AM
((I'll think of something, just give me a few.  At relatives' and the kids need to get to bed.  I've got all RPs on hold for now.))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on January 30, 2015, 03:55:15 AM
Iron Gate was a small hamlet and one of a handful of papal states ruled by a larger theocracy.  It had many of the same accoutrements as other villages, but its landscape was dominated by the monastery; an imposing citadel of a building housing both the cathedral, a school, and the monks' quarters.  The tower's loud bells would strike every hour and blanket the surrounding countryside in its peel.

Mass had come and gone and many of the village's citizens were milling about in the market causeway, with vendors at their stalls touting their wares.  It was a quiet day.

The ground shook with a rumbling thud, and shortly thereafter, a plume of thick, black smoke began to billow out of one of the tunnels that led to the basement levels of the monastery.  After a moment, the smoke began to lift as a short, robed figure stumbled to the surface and staggered out onto the road.  His hood was blackened, as was his face, but it was obvious that he was one of the monks.

After coughing a few times, he lifted the soot-stained monocle from his eye, and then threw both arms into the air.

"IT WOOOOORRRRRRRKED!  IT WOOOORRRRKED!"

Sputtering and coughing, the short monk half-limped, half-trotted to the tavern to boast of his success to any who would listen.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on January 30, 2015, 04:03:29 AM
The journey from the Emerald Forest was mostly uneventful if not a little slow, by the third day Iron Gate had finally come into view, the thought of comfortable beds and a hot meal likely crossed the minds of more than a few of the team. Aya looked upward as the town became more than a blur on the distance, noticing the black plume of smoke she leaned forward over Fxeni's shoulder.

"Uh--is it normal for that to be over a town?" She asks.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on January 30, 2015, 04:04:28 AM
"Nope....I think that's a fire." Calien stated.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Dr. Wily II on January 30, 2015, 04:10:54 AM
(I take it there might be some mountain/hilly places flanking Iron Gate?)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on January 30, 2015, 04:12:42 AM
(yeah the idea is the group would need to pass through the Jagged Peaks to get to Skull Cove, part of the reason why no one has tried to take back Skull Cove from White Beard, it's protected by said mountains.

Also hey the Emerald Forest and Jagged Peaks were also from Blue Valkyrie Adventure  8D )

"Oh no! D-do you think another breach opened there?!" Aya expression became worried.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on January 30, 2015, 04:15:56 AM
"I don't sense anything like that." Calien shook his head.

"Neither do I." Sakura replied as she looked to Yin who was keeping up with them "And Yin doesn't seem to be reacting to it for some reason."

"Maybe it's a house fire, I knew a guy who once set his house on fire trying to cook for his wife." Calien suggested "It took days to rebuild it, I barely had help too."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on January 30, 2015, 04:16:53 AM
"Yeah--I don't sense any of the corruption from last time. Guess I shouldn't panic."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Dr. Wily II on January 30, 2015, 04:17:06 AM
(Either way, good for me. Meet up with Quickie... And then just before you all leave...)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on January 30, 2015, 04:30:14 AM
Halfway toward the tavern, the monk stopped and spun around and ran straight for the monastery, screaming about his work.  Disappearing into the smoking tunnel, there was more screaming, and then another loud thud, followed by another plume of smoke.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on January 30, 2015, 04:51:37 AM
Eventually the group manage to enter Iron Gate, the guards insisting that all mounts and vehicles be kept in a safe area near the gate as to not congest the streets further. Iron Gate seemed to be an important stop for traders and other travelers and would likely have stores for any of their needs. If the party required a place to stay an inn near the plume of black smoke still rising into the sky was not to far away.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on January 30, 2015, 05:11:25 AM
"I hope Epee will be okay." Sakura sighed "I know she's not a normal horse but hearing so many stories of horses getting startled worry me."

Yin in the mean time looked around warily due to her unease with humans.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on January 30, 2015, 05:20:24 AM
There was another deep thud, and one large cloud of smoke came floating out of the monastery.  By this point, the other monks had congregated around the entrance and were chatting wildly before two of them entered the smoking room.

After a few moments, they emerged and tossed the short monk out onto the street.

"Get out of here!" One of the abbots swatted at him. "Get out of here so we can clean up your mess!"
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on January 30, 2015, 12:34:18 PM
(Dude we had her use the side car and second it's the monastery that's on fire.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Mr. Haxwell on January 30, 2015, 12:43:35 PM
(Oh. Didn't read that clearly. Things like this happens when I'm in a hurry. I'll edit that last bit out.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on January 30, 2015, 11:14:26 PM
((I have no idea what's going on with the last couple posts, so I'm just going to move along and get the Prof where he needs to be.))

After coughing some more and gathering his bag—which was tossed out with him—the short monk staggered to his feet and looked at the others gathering around the monastery.  The abbot swatted at him again as they dealt with the fire.

"Get out of here!  Go!"

The short monk gave a nod as he adjusted his blackened hood.  Coughing some more, he slung his bag over his shoulder and headed for the tavern. "They simply don't understand... No one understands my work..."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on January 30, 2015, 11:21:10 PM
(Yeah Tenk deleted his post, what happened was that he had Toshi fly, via ninja kite or something, to the city even though we had her use a side car on Fxeni's motorcycle and she was already in the city waiting for us and said the tavern was on fire not the monestary.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on January 31, 2015, 02:39:02 AM
((I guess I missed something?))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on January 31, 2015, 02:45:42 AM
((Not really.  Monastery is in flames.))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on January 31, 2015, 02:49:28 AM
(I'm just waiting for more people to post.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on January 31, 2015, 02:49:48 AM
Aya glances back "More fire--what is going on here?" She notices a shorter cloaked individual making his way toward the inn as well. "Um-excuse me sir? What is going on, why is the town on fire?" She asks politely.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on January 31, 2015, 03:55:41 AM
((Ack! Didn't realize that it was my turn.))

The short monk looked at Aya.  his face was blackened with soot and he smelled of burnt chemicals.  Taking a moment, he lifted the monocle from his eye to reveal pink skin beneath it.

"Oh!  Oh, oh, it's n-nothing to worry about!  My work, you see, my work is a bit, eh, dangerous?  But, but, but look!  Look!"

Digging into his bag, he pulled out a smaller sack.  He sprinkled some powder into one palm, and then tucked the sack away.  Slapping his palms together, he rubbed them vigorously until sparks came from his fingertips.  Pulling his hands apart, he formed a ball of lightning and tried to throw it, but it exploded into a puff of smoke that knocked him backwards.

"Ah-heh-heh-heh... *cough*  It, it needs some p-practice, you see...  But, it worked!"
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on January 31, 2015, 03:59:07 AM
Sakura raised an eyebrow at the goblin like thing.

"Uh....what is it?" Sakura asked.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on January 31, 2015, 04:03:49 AM
"Lightning powder!" The short monk got to his feet and dusted himself off.  "My latest concoction!  I've been, I've been working on this for years!  To harness lighting!  It worked!  Look!"

He again demonstrated his lightning powder, but with a bit more success as he blasted a ball of plasma toward the ground.  The recoil still sent him stumbling backward, but he kept his footing.

Looking up at Sakura, he flashed a sooty smile. 
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on January 31, 2015, 04:05:43 AM
"I sense no mana! So thats not magic then?" Aya tilts her head.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on January 31, 2015, 04:08:12 AM
"Hmm so you managed to make Lightning without a magical source when normally you need to combine Fire and Wind elemental spells?" Calien deduced "I admit that's rather impressive."

"Huh....that is actually kind of neat." Sakura admitted.

Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on January 31, 2015, 04:18:35 AM
"Ah, fire!  Look, look, look!"

The monk dug through his bag and produced a vial.  He uncapped it and deposited a thick drop of some frosty gel onto his finger.  He turned and flung the drop onto the ground and a burst of fire exploded in front of him.

"That, that wasn't what, well..." he nodded back to the smoldering monastery. "You see, you see, you see, I have some... volatile substances in there, and my powder set some off..."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on January 31, 2015, 04:20:23 AM
"Oh that must have been what we saw on the way here, but shouldn't you be there trying to put it out?"
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on January 31, 2015, 04:20:51 AM
"Huh....is that the first time it happened?" Calien asked as he looked at the ruined building.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on January 31, 2015, 04:22:50 AM
"Oh, oh, well... It happens quite often and they don't w-want me making things worse."

The monk finally removed his hood in order to scratch at his ears.  He glanced over his shoulder as the abbot gave him a grave look.  Obviously, the other monks were quite tired of his shenanigans.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Dr. Wily II on January 31, 2015, 04:35:13 AM
(When you are done resupplying, and Prof joins the group, just give me a signal, by saying you were passing by the monastery when leaving the town.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on January 31, 2015, 04:40:26 AM
Calien glanced at the Abbot realizing that it was a monastery and started to feel a slight unease he was very familiar with.  Before he decided to live in the forest to raise Sakura he remembered that the priests in the village church would always give him looks of disapproval and suspicion due to his appearance.  He remembered hearing the word 'demon' when they thought he was out of ear shot.....but he never was out of ear shot.

He also noticed some of the monks were also glaring at Yin due to the erroneously spread rumors that Absols caused disasters, even though it was actually the opposite, they try to warn them of disasters.  Whispers of cursed beast and foul creature were heard by Calien which made Yin very nervous but also glare back at them.

He was glad that he was wearing a bandana to hide his ears but he couldn't hide his red eyes and the reaction of Yin's presence was making things more difficult. He felt that at the moment they should stay away from the monastery and head for the tavern.

"Well.......in that case." Calien stated "Why don't we head to the tavern so we can let them work."

Sakura looked at her father noticing something was off even though he was doing a very good job at hiding it from the others, she didn't know what a monastery was but she felt worried.  She didn't like what they were saying about Yin.

(I still need to have Sakura start walking around town without Calien before that.  For reasons.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Fxeni on January 31, 2015, 04:45:06 AM
"Quite fascinating... we'll have to take some more later, sir monk. Before that, however, we need to restock on supplies. Would one of you kindly help?" Fxeni asked the group.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on January 31, 2015, 04:48:03 AM
"Yes, yes, yes, of course!" The monk scratched at his ears again, and then pulled his hood over them.  Shouldering his bag, he started for the inn.  The drunkards there enjoyed his antics, so he usually demonstrated his inventions with them as his audience.

"The vendors, the vendors are in the m-marketplace--" he pointed toward the causeway south of the monastery "--the inn is over here.   I, I, I keep some of my work there.  My work, my papers... have a room there in case, in case things get... out of hand."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on January 31, 2015, 04:50:53 AM
"Sakura why don't you help Fxeni, I'm sure you want to explore the town a bit since you've never been to one before."  Calien suggested.

"Okay but what about you?" Sakura asked him.

"I'm not feeling too well....." Calien stated "I'll check us into the inn while you guys shop."

"Okay, Yin do you want to stay with Dad?" Sakura asked her.

Yin thought for a moment before she started to nuzzle Sakura.  While Yin was worried about the town's reaction towards her she was worried about Sakura's safety more.

"Guess that settles that." Calien said "Take care of each other you 2."

"Okay." Sakura nodded.

"Sol." Yin cried.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Fxeni on January 31, 2015, 05:08:50 AM
"The more, the merrier... it'll be quicker, that's for sure," Fxeni said as he closed the side car compartments on the Cheval. "Rest up while you can Calien, I'll keep an eye out for Sakura in the meantime."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on January 31, 2015, 05:10:29 AM
"Thank you, I'll see you all when you get back." Calien smiled.

Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on January 31, 2015, 05:21:44 AM
The monk stopped and doubled back to rejoin the group.  "Oh, oh, yes, you needed assistance, yes?  Come, come!"

Limping toward the stalls, he motioned for them to follow. "Newcomers, newcomers of a... certain persuasion... the other friars are highly suspicious.  But, but, but my master, my master, he was a good man.  A good man.  It was he who brought me to the monastery.  The others tolerate me, but the ears.  The ears, the face," he turned and motioned toward his face, "They don't trust them."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on January 31, 2015, 05:23:19 AM
(Wait, how can he tell he's hiding them when he's....well hiding them?)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on January 31, 2015, 05:27:09 AM
((Blargle, let me fix that...  Fixed.  I misread.))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on January 31, 2015, 05:29:48 AM
Sakura's eyes widen with he said, could that be what made her father worried?

"That sounds.....horrible." Sakura said sadly.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Fxeni on January 31, 2015, 05:44:39 AM
"That's unfortunate... you're quite talented, and to squander that due to physical differences is quite petty if you ask me," Fxeni chimed in.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on January 31, 2015, 05:50:50 AM
"Why are humans so obsessed with people's features anyway?" Aya shook her head not grasping the concept of racism toward other species.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on January 31, 2015, 05:55:34 AM
"I wish I knew Aya, I really don't understand why."  Sakura sighed as she absentmindedly touched her fur cap.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Fxeni on January 31, 2015, 05:55:53 AM
"It's a trait that isn't unique to humans, unfortunately... it is perhaps more common amongst them because they are greater in number," Fxeni replied, a bit glum.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on January 31, 2015, 05:59:46 AM
"Yeah...." Sakura said as she remembered the harsh things Toshi said about humans, especially those remarks about her Dad and Fxeni she's been making for the past few days, and her stubborn insistence that she and her Dad were demons when it was far from the truth.  It was so strange to meet someone who was sort of nice, but was also very mean due to her own harsh experiences.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on January 31, 2015, 06:10:09 AM
The monk dismissed it with a wave of his hand.  Pausing before entering the marketplace, he removed his hood and took off his monocle in order to give it a proper cleaning.  Perching it on his brow, he put his hood back up over his pointed ears.

"Ah-heh-heh-heh... Methinks I'll be in need of a good bath later..."

He rubbed at some of the soot on his face and looked to the group.

"The inn, the inn... We have water!  And it's hot!  The plumbing, I designed it.  Built it!  I keep a room as payment."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on January 31, 2015, 06:12:14 AM
".....What's plumbing?" Sakura asked.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on January 31, 2015, 06:18:03 AM
The monk's eyes widened.

"A glorious thing!  A wondrous, glorious thing!  Only our inn has it!  The others, the others... they doubt my theories and they doubt my inventions!  That's why, that's why they won't let me clean up."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on January 31, 2015, 06:20:54 AM
"Is there some where to sit down in this "inn"?" Aya inquired yawning slightly, still exhausted from the previous encounters. "Between fighting that sky pirate, falling from the city the wolves AND the breach I'm feeling quite tired."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on January 31, 2015, 06:25:08 AM
"How come you didn't go with Dad?" Sakura asked her.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on January 31, 2015, 06:28:52 AM
"Oh--uh I was kinda distracted by all the stalls, theres so much here!" Aya giggles trying to laugh it off.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Fxeni on January 31, 2015, 06:32:28 AM
"Well, it won't be too long until we're done here anyways, I'd reckon," Fxeni said as he examines the stalls. "Especially with our monk friend here... umm... what is your name good sir?"
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on January 31, 2015, 06:38:12 AM
The monk blinked in confusion and rubbed more soot from his face.

"Oh!  Oh!  Oh, well, my master calls me Professor.  Much learned, I am." He motioned to the stalls and started limping toward them.  "What you need?  What you need?  We have food, medicines, armorers, blacksmiths, the finest peddlers of leather goods, brews, blessed and sacred objects..."

He kept his hood pulled over his head in an attempt to conceal his face, though the soot did help with that.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on January 31, 2015, 06:47:05 AM
"Well--we need food and a map to Skull Cove right?" Aya nibbles on her index finger as she ponders any thing else the group mentioned they might require.

((Faster way to Skull Cove is through the Jagged Peaks. Other wise you'd need to find a port city/town and go by ship.))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on January 31, 2015, 06:48:44 AM
(Okay here we go.)

Sakura looked around as she didn't recognize most of the things around.  It was so strange yet exciting for her and she was glad that Fxeni and Professor could explain what they were.  Eventually something interrupted her thoughts and caught her interest.

"CHICKENS!"  A woman with green hair styled in 2 small buns and a long green bandana yelled at the top of her lungs "Get your Chickens here!  The most energetic, affectionate, and adorable chickens that lay the most delicious and nutrious eggs.  Get yours before they're gone!"

Sakura's eyes widen as she remembered her dad wanted to get a chicken.

"Mr. Fxeni, Mr. Fxeni, look!  Chickens!" Sakura cried as she pulled his sleeve.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Fxeni on January 31, 2015, 07:07:38 AM
"Your dad wanted to bring one along, right?" Fxeni said as he went up to the stall. He examined the chickens, then looked up at the woman. "How much is it?"
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on January 31, 2015, 07:13:21 AM
"Well normally I sell them for about 1000 gold....but to be honest I haven't been selling them well lately." The woman admitted "For some reason people have been spreading these nasty rumors that they brutally attack people but it's honestly not true!  As long as you take good care of them they won't hurt a fly or my name isn't Farah!

But anyway like I said, not doing good business lately so I'm willing to give you folks a discount."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on January 31, 2015, 07:19:56 AM
The Professor gave a shrug, as he hadn't heard anything.  Then again, he only really ventured into the market for supplies for his various experiments and projects.

Digging through his bag, he produced a rag and a vial, dabbed some of the vial's contents onto the rag, and vigorously rubbed his face to remove the soot.  After a moment's rubbing, his pink skin began to show through the black smudges.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Fxeni on January 31, 2015, 04:31:31 PM
"Well, if it really were true chances are you wouldn't try to bring it up..." Fxeni said as he looked at the chickens again. "Is there any other reason they would be spreading rumours?"
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on January 31, 2015, 05:15:59 PM
"For the record this is the first time I brought it up to anyone." Farah pointed out "I don't know why rumors like that would spread, I really hope this isn't true but I get the feeling the monastery has something to do with it.  Unfortunately when I first came here some of the friars gave me and my chickens some nasty looks for some reason, quite unnerving I say.  I get the feeling they might think I'm crazy for some weird reason I don't get.

I really don't want to think that's the case but I really can't think of anything else."

"They said bad things about Yin too." Sakura said sadly "I don't think they knew I heard them but they did."

"Yin?" Farah said as she noticed Sakura and her Absol "You mean that Absol?"

"Yeah." Sakura nodded.

"Wow it's rare to see anyone be friends with an Absol." Farah whispered "Can I pet her?"

"Well....Yin would that be okay?" Sakura asked.

Yin looked at Farah's eyes for a while and nodded.

"I guess she thinks your nice." Sakura smiled.

"At least someone does." Farah smiled back as she petted her.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Phi on January 31, 2015, 06:31:25 PM
(So... we're doing our own thing, right now?)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on January 31, 2015, 06:52:06 PM
(Everyone is shopping and Calien is in the Inn.  Currently the group are looking at Chickens and talking to this strange girl with green hair and a bandanna.  So Pema is either with us or with Calien.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Mr. Haxwell on January 31, 2015, 09:18:43 PM
(I think I'll leave Toshi with the Professor, although I'm out of time for the night to even continue.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Phi on January 31, 2015, 11:34:25 PM
Pema paced around impatiently, while the grown-ups were speaking amongst themselves.

"Ugh, I'm so booooored," She groaned out, lightly kicking a piece of bread that was lying on the ground.

"Bored this quickly? Why, I do believe this is a new record for you," Salem replied nonchalantly, "Pema, you need to learn to be patient, else you may find yourself in real trouble, one day."

Pema distanced herself from the group as she was speaking with Salem. She raised the staff in the air dramatically, "I can be patient later. Right now, let's have some REAL fun!"

"I sometimes worry about what your definition of 'fun' entails..." He sighed.

She spun around in place and giggled, "Let's go see what they have here! First, though, I'm gonna find something to eat. I'm STARVING!"

"Says the girl who ate nine pieces of fruit, only a few hours ago."

Pema wandered off through the bustling crowd, though no one in the group noticed her departure until it was too late.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 01, 2015, 01:11:22 AM
The Professor didn't pay much mind as he was too busy scrubbing soot off his face.  He removed his hood, took off his monocle, and rubbed around his brow and pointed ears.  Cleaning his temples, he scrubbed at his chin and ran his sooty mane through the rag, until he finally tucked it back into his bag and stuffed his mane back into his robe. 

Looking around to make sure no one had seen him, he covered his ears with his hood and tossed his monocle in his bag.

Finally, he approached Farah and lifted his hood enough for her to actually see his face. "Miss, Miss, Miss, m-might I inquire as to from whom you've heard these rumors?  I don't come out here very often, my work, my work, you see.  Though, if I'm correct, you-you said you heard it from the m-monastery?"

((I was out all day.  Just got home.))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 01, 2015, 01:18:15 AM
"Well not from their mouths, but from some would be customers and kids roaming the streets, so I can't prove whether or not the monastery did spread those rumors.  I only have the treatment I received from them when I first came here and those rumors of them not exactly being nice to everyone for theories but I know that's not exactly enough proof." Farah sighed.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 01, 2015, 01:39:40 AM
The short monk shook his hooded pink head. "Shame, such a shame.  If my master were here, he would help.  He was a good man."

He limped over to one of the cages and stooped to examine the hen inside. "Yes, yes, good condition, fully fledged... Quite plump, quite plump."  He poked his finger into the cage and managed to pet the hen on the beak. "And social!  Not skittish.  You raise lovely hens, Ma'am!"
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 01, 2015, 01:44:22 AM
"Thank you!" Farah smiled....but then noticed something was amiss "......Hey wasn't there a little girl with you?"

"What?!" Sakura shouted as she turned around frantically looking for Pema "Pema, Pema!  Oh no, she's gone!"
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 01, 2015, 02:03:27 AM
"Peam?" The Professor looked around for their missing member, but he didn't readily recall what she looked like. "Could, could, could Peam have gone off to the inn, to find your friend?"
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 01, 2015, 02:14:41 AM
"I don't know." Sakura said as rummaged through her bag and pulled out a rock with string attached to it "I can contact my dad with this though to find out."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 01, 2015, 02:20:04 AM
The Professor immediately pointed at the rock. "You, you, you have a krell stone?!"

Dropping to his knees and unshouldering his bag, he began to dig through it with both hands.  "How many bars does it have?  The divining bars?  I've only four bars.  Six are optimal!  They are hard to come by!"

Eventually, he fished out a shiny stone with a flat surface, along with a wrapped satchel containing the four divining bars.  He stuck the stone into the ground and placed the bars in a square around it. "These, these objects, these objects... Only certain people have them!  Mine was passed down from my master."

((That alchemy tech was from a Dungeon Plungin' campaign.  Never thought I'd get a chance to bring it up, and i was sitting on it for a while!))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 01, 2015, 02:33:09 AM
"Well Daddy said it really doesn't have a name, not to mention this stone looks much different from your stone nor does it have these bars you speak of." Sakura shook her head.

Compared to the stone that the professor possessed her's was blue, shiny and oddly shaped.  It was cut like a gem but not in a way a jewelry would for a necklace.  The string was also wrapped around the rock length wise once and width wise twice.

"Wait a minute.....Calien was the only one who had something like that....could she be.....?" Farah thought as looked at the stone.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 01, 2015, 02:38:24 AM
"You can contact other holders, yes?" The Professor put his things away and stood. "The krell stone, my master got his from a guild.  A guild of alchemists!  We, we, we study... the ancient arts.  The friars, they don't like it.  They don't like my work.  Only if it benefits them."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 01, 2015, 02:48:37 AM
"Yeah that's the basic gist of it for this thing at least." Sakura nodded as the stone glowed.

Back at the inn the stone Calien had started to blink and chime alerting him that Sakura needed to contact him.

"Sakura is something wrong?" Calien asked.

"Daddy Pema has gone missing, did she head back to the inn?" Sakura asked a bit frantically.

"No she hasn't.....this is bad." Calien sighed.

"Can you go look for her in your area?" Sakura asked "We'll start looking everywhere else."

"Of course." Calien nodded as he put the stone down and started to exit the hotel.

"<As much as I don't want to, maybe I should ask the people at the Monastery to help too.>" Calien muttered.

"Okay Pema is not at the Inn but Daddy will start looking around his area." Sakura sighed.

"I'll help too, I feel partially responsible for this to be honest." Farah stated "Let me close up shop and get something that might help."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 01, 2015, 04:12:29 AM
"I'll have a look down that street over there, if I find her I'll meet you all back here?" Aya nods turning around swiftly. With urgency in her step Aya quickly made her way down the street looking for their lost companion.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 01, 2015, 04:51:07 AM
The Professor just blinked in confusion.  Looking around, he decided to follow Aya. "I, I, I think I'll assist.  I d-do know these streets quite well...  If Peam, if Peam is around, we should find her..."

He limped after Aya, but paused. "...What does this Peam look like?"
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 01, 2015, 04:52:46 AM
"She's short, has a blue dress, long light blue hair, and a funny hat!" Sakura cried. "And her name is Pema not Peam."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 01, 2015, 04:55:55 AM
"Right, right, Peam!" The Professor hollered back, obviously misunderstanding Sakura's shout.  He hobbled quickly after Aya.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Fxeni on February 01, 2015, 04:57:45 AM
"Oh for the love of..." Fxeni muttered as he massaged his brow with one of his hands. "Lets find her before she gets herself into trouble. I'll see if I can track her down, hopefully before anyone else takes an interest in her. Last thing we need right now is an incident that could gather attention to us."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 01, 2015, 04:58:21 AM
Aya slows her pace so that the Professor could comfortably keep up. As the two made their way down the street they quickly realized it might be a challenge to find a single person in the crowds.
Stopping for a moment to think Aya glances down the nearby alley to her right.

"Professor do these alleys connect to the other streets?"
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 01, 2015, 05:02:07 AM
"Right, I just don't want Pema to get hurt." Sakura gulped.

Farah came out of the stand holding a chicken that was strangely blue.

"This is Cojiro." Farah told them "He's a special chicken that took years to breed to finally produce one."

"What's so special about him?" Sakura asked.

"He can fly, can't make eggs but he can fly." Farah replied.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 01, 2015, 05:08:46 AM
Aya slows her pace so that the Professor could comfortably keep up. As the two made their way down the street they quickly realized it might be a challenge to find a single person in the crowds.
Stopping for a moment to think Aya glances down the nearby alley to her right.

"Professor do these alleys connect to the other streets?"

The short monk nodded and started pointing. "That one, that one, that one connects to an alley that goes back out to the marketplace.  There's another one, farther down.  It connects to, to another street that, that goes out to the monastery.  Others... Others are d-dead ends."

He glanced at Aya, studying her face in silence for a very long moment before he blinks a few times. "Does this girl, does she have any... habits?  Perhaps, perhaps, perhaps she m-may have been bored, or hungry?  There's a tavern, down that way.  Down that alley, on a side street.  Little place.  Little tavern.  Been there a few times.  Good ale, good ale."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 01, 2015, 05:11:37 AM
Calien exited the inn and with a big gulp he head to the monastery to inquire for help.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 01, 2015, 05:13:37 AM
"Habbits? Hmm--she did seem rather bored on the trip here, always wanting to run around and do things when we stopped to rest. Do you think she would go to this "tavern"?" From the look on her face it's as if the word's meaning went over her head.

Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 01, 2015, 05:27:28 AM
"Closest place if she's hungry," the Professor gave a shrug, "We've, we've, we've no... cafes here.  Food is sold at m-market.  Dine at taverns, or inn.  No need for, for cafes.  We haven't many... visitors."

He pointed down the alleyway. "The tavern, the tavern, many youngfolk go there, to that one.  Off of the main road, yes.  The youngfolk there, they enjoy my creations, my work.  I could show them m-my lightning!"



As Calien approached the monastery, the monks had all but dispersed, save for a few friars who generally traveled the streets and at times collected for the poor.  These clergymen acted as a sort of standing guard for the monastery.

Noticing Calien's approach, one of the friars started walking toward him.  The dark-skinned middle-aged man wore the same simple robe as his shorter compatriot, only his was free of debris and burns.  He smiled as he approached. "Good day to you, Sir.  May I be of assistance?"

((Had to do some last-minute research.  Friars work among the laypeople, whereas monks are sequestered and self-sufficient.  The Prof is a monk, but he's a nutcase and goes about laypeople, so he'd technically be a friar.  But, he didn't take the same vows.  He's just a nut.))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 01, 2015, 05:33:37 AM
"I have a problem my good man." Calien told him "I've been traveling with a group for a few days and my daughter just came back saying that the youngest one has gone missing around the market place.  She does have a habit of getting bored really easily and just can't sit still so I imagine she must have run off.  She also eats a lot for her age too so she may have been looking for food.

The point is I request some assistance to find her."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 01, 2015, 05:34:39 AM
Aya places her left hand on her hip and shifts her weight to that side as they discuss their options. "Children visit there often? It's worth a look then."

Aya nods in agreement with his suggestion and steps into the alley, poorly lit this time of day due to the angle of the sun. Aya felt a little nervous to step into such a dark claustrophobic pathway but there was no time to dwell on such fears.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Fxeni on February 01, 2015, 05:44:17 AM
Fxeni decided to quietly search around the marketplace. He figured that Pema, in her boredom, decided to wander around and see what was around the area. He attempted to focus on her mana, but there was far too many people around to be able to pinpoint it.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 01, 2015, 05:46:19 AM
Sakura with her athletic ability started to hop along high places while Farah held on to Cojiro and searched from the skies to her.  Yin searched from the shadows to make sure she didn't  cause a panic.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 01, 2015, 05:47:33 AM
Aya places her left hand on her hip and shifts her weight to that side as they discuss their options. "Children visit there often? It's worth a look then."

Aya nods in agreement with his suggestion and steps into the alley, poorly lit this time of day due to the angle of the sun. Aya felt a little nervous to step into such a dark claustrophobic pathway but there was no time to dwell on such fears.

The Professor gave a nod and rifled through his bag.  He pulled out a small cylinder and ripped the top off, exposing a bright flame that smelled strongly like phosphorus.  He turned and held it out to Aya with a beaming smile. "Pocket torch!"

Turning on his shod heel, he limped down the alley, lighting the way.



"I have a problem my good man." Calien told him "I've been traveling with a group for a few days and my daughter just came back saying that the youngest one has gone missing around the market place.  She does have a habit of getting bored really easily and just can't sit still so I imagine she must have run off.  She also eats a lot for her age too so she may have been looking for food.

The point is I request some assistance to find her."

The friar gave a chuckle and pointed toward the market. "Well, we have a number of food vendors there, but there's also a tavern over there--" he pointed toward a building beside the inn "--and another down behind there--" he pointed toward a side street leaving the marketplace.

"She's young, so perhaps she ventured into the market?  I can show you the food vendors and we can ask them.  They might have seen her.  One fellow sells sweets."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 01, 2015, 05:49:52 AM
"That might be a good idea, my daughter headed back to the last vendor she was at but Pema may have went to another." Calien agreed. "She also seems to like fruit as well."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 01, 2015, 06:01:33 AM
Aya smiles and takes the torch "Thank you, these alleys seem--well I would not want to travel them alone." Aya begins leading ahead of the Professor down the Alley following his earlier directions to the tavern.

((Not sure if you want to make your post soon WilyII?))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 01, 2015, 06:02:35 AM
(He said as soon as we leave town.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 01, 2015, 06:09:53 AM
((Well either way I think I'll break for tonight. Getting late. ))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 01, 2015, 06:15:43 AM
"That might be a good idea, my daughter headed back to the last vendor she was at but Pema may have went to another." Calien agreed. "She also seems to like fruit as well."

"Ah, well, we do have many fruit vendors.  Some come from the orchards in the South; they bring their wares here, as we pay well.  The air is too cold to grow certain fruit, so our Order has growers in the South.  The vendors go through them.  We've gotten quite a setup."

The friar led Calien to the marketplace and toward the food stalls.  "What kind of fruit does she like?  We have tropical fruits in season.  Pomegranates are very fresh.  Does she like sweet fruit?  That vendor near the end brings citrus from the South."



Aya smiles and takes the torch "Thank you, these alleys seem--well I would not want to travel them alone." Aya begins leading ahead of the Professor down the Alley following his earlier directions to the tavern.

((Not sure if you want to make your post soon WilyII?))


The Professor pointed to the torch. "My earliest, my earliest work.  I've m-made many types.  That one, that one, that one can burn for an hour.  I've others that can last an entire night!"

The short, hooded monk gestured excitedly as they made their way toward the tavern.  "You, you, you harness fire.  It's, it's a reaction!  If you know the reaction, you can harness it.  I've, I've experimented with f-fire... My first experiment.  Find what all can make fire.  Produce means to make fire.  Chemicals.  Reactions.  Combine them, mix them.  I can make fire burn on water!"
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 01, 2015, 06:19:07 AM
"Maybe the Apples." Calien stated. "She seems to be the type that likes fruit that can be eaten immediately."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Phi on February 01, 2015, 07:45:12 AM
Pema maneuvered around the towering suits of clothes that passed by and bumped into her. It was quite a congested town, even moreso in this market area. For a person of her size, well, it was far from easy to see what was ahead, more often than not.

Still, Pema steeled her composure, her determination shining through.

Barterers and merchants bellowed of there wares and valuables, while banter from everyone else made it challenging for Pema to hear her own thoughts.

She lightly tapped her hand on the staff, and screamed loudly within the lively crowd, "Hey, Salem! Can you fly us over these people or something?!"

"It's not really flying; more like hovering," Salem's voice echoed back, "But yes, I should be able to float us over their heads."

The green gems on the staff began to glow, and Salem floated upwards with Pema grabbing on. He spoke again, "Where to?"

"Hmmm..." Pema squinted as she scanned around the vast area. She eventually spotted a man fervently waving a drumstick around, behind a wooden booth.

A wide grin stretched across her face, "There! Onward, Salem! TO THE FOOOOD!"

"... You'll have to be a little more specific, I'm afraid," Salem sighed.

"There! That thingie over there! The man waving that peice of chicken around! Or is it turkey? Mutton?" She pondered, then shook her head, "Whatever, let's go!"

Salem flew her over everyone's heads, steadily reaching the meat stand. Meanwhile, onlookers below marveled at the mysterious flying girl.

"L-Look, right there! How in God's name is she flying?!" An old man combed his fingers through what little hair he had left on his head, staring at Pema in disbelief.

"Incredible! Absolutely incredible!" A child-bearing woman cried out.

"That's super awesome!" A little boy cheered out, while a few other people waved at her, not minding this odd event.

"Th-that girl... Is she a witch?!" A young man gasped, his eyes bulging out, "See, look there! Th-that long object she holding onto! That's a broom, right?! She's... Sh-She's a WITCH!"

The old man looked ahead, as Pema was already in the distance, "No, I don't believe that was a broom. It looked like some kind of pole or, or a staff, perhaps."

"N-No! I think it was a broom!" The young man yelled hysterically, "That girl is a witch! A WITCH, I TELLS YA!!!"

His arms started spasming and he tossed them up, white foam forming inside his mouth.

(http://i.imgur.com/ZaZtm0E.jpg)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Dr. Wily II on February 01, 2015, 07:54:09 AM
(... You had to do that, didn't you. XD)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Phi on February 01, 2015, 07:55:00 AM
(Oh, absolutely! XD)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 01, 2015, 08:17:42 AM
((Sakura should be able to find her now.  Prof's in an alley.))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Phi on February 01, 2015, 08:24:32 AM
(Not quite yet. I'll make one more post before then. In the meantime, when Sakura asks around, people should mention seeing a flying girl, which should set her in Pema's general direction.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 01, 2015, 08:26:00 AM
((Her other nickname will now be Padmé.))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Phi on February 01, 2015, 08:26:32 AM
(Yes, yes, I corrected it. XD)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 01, 2015, 08:33:54 AM
(I'll post again tomorrow but is there any chance that Calien and the Friar couldnrun into the Prof and Aya?)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 01, 2015, 08:35:52 AM
((Probably not, as they're in an alley and headed for a side street, while the friar is leading Calien through the market.  Unless Calien asks about the taverns specifically, the friar most likely won't go there until after the market.))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 01, 2015, 08:40:36 AM
(Aw poo, I wanted him to question why a Tavern would let a little girl in by themselves, I mean this isn't exactly the middle ages even with the lower tech level.  Then again Fxeni made a magitek proximity scanner. XD)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 01, 2015, 08:43:04 AM
((Got a new nickname for Fxeni: Foxy.  Calienté for Calien.  I'm writing up a list of mispronounced nicknames.))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Mr. Haxwell on February 01, 2015, 09:54:01 AM
(Next you're gonna say... Toasty or Toshiba for Toshi.)

Stopping at a fountain...

Toshi - "Okay this search is going nowhere. Time for some reinforcements..." forms a tiger hand sign, "Mizu Bushin no Jutsu!" then out from the fountain's water, about 10 water clones were formed.

"Okay, everyone listen up. Pema's on the run and we need to find her before anything undesirable takes place. Spread out and search every market place selling fruit that you can find, while I go check around the tavern; you'll never know if she managed to snuck in, though. So is everyone clear?"

Water clones - "Yes, ma'am!" they saluted, then fanned out their search squads to the many market places, while Toshi herself heading for the tavern, although she could hear some muffled voices elsewhere, away from where she's going, saying something like a flying girl, or witch.

Toshi - "I hope that's her." she redirected her search towards the most crowded marketplace, just barely seeing the glow given off of Pema's staff.

(Although it seems the water clones may be unnecessary at this point in the search, I thought it be better for Toshi to increase her search options.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 01, 2015, 10:07:32 AM
((Is Toshi with Aya and the Prof?))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 01, 2015, 10:09:59 AM
(Pema is nowhere near the Tavern.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Mr. Haxwell on February 01, 2015, 10:14:01 AM
((Is Toshi with Aya and the Prof?))
(I think she was following Sakura, at the moment.)

(Pema is nowhere near the Tavern.)

(Hmm... I thought she was around the tavern's marketplace, but I'll edit that bit a little.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 01, 2015, 10:15:14 AM
(No the Tavern is nowhere near the market place.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 01, 2015, 10:19:54 AM
((...Methinks I may need to draw a map.  The tavern is down a side street and back a long alley that opens onto another side street.  It's nowhere near the marketplace, which is on the main road. 

((Aya and Prof are in the alley, where the Prof is talking about his experiments, anyway.  The water clones would find those two.  Their search is going nowhere.))

((Calien and a friar are in the marketplace, going toward the food vendors.))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 01, 2015, 10:21:22 AM
(So in other words Calien is the closest person to Pema at moment and not Sakura?)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 01, 2015, 10:25:08 AM
((If he's not, he's certainly on his way.  Though, since Pema is flying, Sakura might spot her quicker.))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 01, 2015, 10:27:14 AM
(Okay I'll type that up tomorrow and the let Phi post whatever he wanted to post before I find him.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 01, 2015, 04:33:29 PM
The two eventually found their way out of the twisting alleys thanks to the Professor's directions, the street beyond was just as congested as any other but the tavern's facade was rather unique compared to the other buildings next to it. The Tavern was not constructed by wood but rather by Gold Stone, a special type of rock mined along side the Iron from the Jagged Peaks.

While Iron Gate had gotten it's name thanks to the large protective gate at it's entrance, and though the vast iron deposites that helped turn the once tiny village into a prosperous city and the core of the iron ore trade, the town was well known for another useful commodity; Gold Stone. This material was effective for building stone structures but had the unique property of shining like radiant gold in the sun light making it a popular choice among the nobles when building their homes. Who ever owned the tavern had gone to great expense to make their establishment stand out from the others.

Aya fumbles with the device as she tries to turn it off now that they had exited the alley way as to not waste it's fuel, she suddenly squinted as the reflection of the light from the tavern's golden walls blinded her. "That building is shining!" she exclaims to the professor.

((World building is fun! We should definitely try to make maps for Arcadia. Maybe I'll whip up a unique topic to keep track of all the lore everyone thinks up for Arcadia apart from the normal topic we use.))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Fxeni on February 01, 2015, 07:15:44 PM
As Fxeni tried to push his way through the crowd, he started hearing mutters of a little girl flying.

"Apparently, she was flying on a broom," one villager said.

"I heard it was a stick!" another one chimed in.

"Must be a witch!" the first one said.

So much for keeping a low profile... Fxeni thought to himself with a sigh.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 01, 2015, 07:25:46 PM
Sakura contiued to hop on the tops of the stands with great stealth to avoid the crowd and to find the direction where Pema went.  She then started to hear things about a girl flying to the meat shop and some debates of whether she was a witch or not.

"<Pema.>" Sakura thought as she face palmed "<You really need to learn how to be discrete.  Then again I have to wonder how someone flying is so strange, even if I can't fly I'm sure someone with strong enough magic can.  Then again Farah needed a chicken......though something was kind of strange about her too.....>"

With a sigh Sakura contiued her path now that she had a grasp of the direction Pema went.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Mr. Haxwell on February 01, 2015, 08:56:57 PM
Taking to the rooftops, Toshi caught a glimpse of Sakura and Farah's separate locations, and some of her clones, looking a bit lost. She can now hear the commotion from the citizens grow louder as it was coming from a diner serving meat, but can't see Pema clearly through the tall buildings.

Putting two fingers to the side of her head...

Toshi - "Everyone listen." she contacted all nearby water clones, "I think I may have found her, reroute everyone's search to the meat diner. By the time she lands, we should be able to catch her there."

Water clones - "Affirmative, ma'am!" as Toshi cuts communications with her clones, she heads towards the direction where the people continue to ramble on Pema's flying show.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 01, 2015, 09:20:47 PM
(Farah is not close to Sakura, she's a bit behind because flying chickens are slow.  Also how can she sense her mana signature if Fxeni has trouble sensing it due to the massive amounts of people?  Especially when she's on top of the buildings.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Mr. Haxwell on February 01, 2015, 09:30:07 PM
(I didn't say Sakura and Farah were with each other. I'm just saying she could see where Sakura and Farah were separately located. I'll try and fix that bit, since I was thinking that Pema's staff <or Salem if you like> was giving off a much higher reading.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 01, 2015, 09:32:14 PM
(Even if Pema was giving of a higher reading it's too difficult to pinpoint because of the massive amounts of people.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Phi on February 01, 2015, 09:32:39 PM
Pema was nearly above the meat stand.

"Let's descend here!" Pema told Salem.

"We got lamb! We got pork, fresh off the grill! Turkey! Frog legs! Meat lovers from all over, COME ON DOWN!!" The meat vendor cried out, pumping his right fist into the air and his left hand gripping a lamb drumstick.

His face was beet red, probably from screaming all day or from the sizzling hot grill that was mere inches from him... most likely both.

Pema dropped down from the sky, right in front of him, "Okay, mister, I came down like you asked!"

The vendor backed away, almost tripping over himself, "Wh-What the- Where did you come from?!" He stammered.

"From heaven, silly," She joked, "Five drumsticks, please!"

Salem nudged Pema, "Come on, really? How in the world are you supposed to hold five of them?!" He whispered to her.

She sighed reluctantly, "Fiiiiine. Two for each hand, then."

"..... Your digestive system is truly one of life's biggest mysteries," Salem spoke dryly.

The meat vendor stuck out his head forward, darting his eyes back and forth around Pema to see if she was, perhaps, with someone else, "Ummm... Are these all for you, little miss?"

"Mm-hm!" She nodded gleefully, "But, uh, make it four drumsticks, instead."

He tilted his head at this odd girl, but conceded with her request, regardless. Money is money, after all.

Pema heaved herself onto the table, her short little legs dangling rhythmically as she decided on which kind of meat to purchase, "Ummm, oohoh! I'll take that huge Mutton drumstick, right there! And I'll also have one lamb, that BIG juicy turkey leg and, and, annnnnd THAT ONE! That chicken leg! That's chicken, right? Probably. Chicken-like, at least! Okay, yes, the CHICKEN!!"

The vendor simply stared at her with his mouth agape, grease dripping helplessly from the spatula he was holding, "I... I think I need to process all that... One moment, miss..." He prepared her somewhat terrifying order as best as he could.

Meanwhile, Salem had no words. Same ol' Pema, he thought, though he could never completely get used to her behavior. Such as task requires paramount diligence... If only a being like that existed.

Soon afterwards, when her order was paid off, the vendor slowly handed Pema her food. Hesitating, in fear that she might bite him out of rabid excitement, "Th-Thank you. Please c-come... again?"

"You bet! THANK YOU, MISTER!" Pema grabbed the food and bowed, chowing down immediately.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 01, 2015, 09:43:54 PM
Sakura eventually spotted Pema who was eating her meal in front of the meat stand.  She then jumped down from the stands and confronted Pema being slightly upset.

"Pema, there you are!" Sakura shouted "What in the world did you think you were doing running off like that!"
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 01, 2015, 09:51:55 PM
((Okay so note to self hide our rations for extended travel!  8D ))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Phi on February 01, 2015, 10:08:43 PM
Sakura eventually spotted Pema who was eating her meal in front of the meat stand.  She then jumped down from the stands and confronted Pema being slightly upset.

"Pema, there you are!" Sakura shouted "What in the world did you think you were doing running off like that!"

Pema turned to Sakura, her mouth full of turkey, "Whuff? I weff to gesh shumthing to eesh!" She explained that she merely left to get something to eat, though she sounded muffled from the food jammed in her maw.

She gestured to all the food in her hand. Pema didn't seem to understand that Sakura was worried sick from her disappearance.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 01, 2015, 10:17:38 PM
"So you went by yourself and didn't tell us why?" Sakura continued "Everyone has been looking everywhere for you, even Daddy, the Professor, the nice lady selling chickens!  Do you have any idea how dangerous it is to wander around by yourself?  What if there was an earthquake or another fire and we couldn't find you?  We were worried something could have happen to you, what's worse some of the people here have been calling you a witch!  You know what people do to people they think are witches?"
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 01, 2015, 10:41:57 PM
Digging through his bag, the Professor produced a small bowl.  He uncapped it, took the torch, and snuffed out the flame within the bowl.  Tapping on the bowl's bottom, a glob of viscous fluid was deposited on the end of the torch. 

He removed the bowl and shook the torch with one hand, which solidified the glob on its end.  Handing it back to Aya, he capped the bowl and put it back in his bag. "Rip that off to reactivate it."

Looking at the tavern finally, he gave a nod. "Gold stone, gold stone, yes!  Our hills have it!  I've used it in my work, my work has me grinding the stones into powder.  Most don't know of its properties.  It's m-malleable.  Heat it, and it becomes soft!"

The short monk dug through his bag once again and produced a canister made of that same stone. "The powder contained within... it's a dangerous one.  Only gold stone can keep it.  Only gold stone.  If else..."

He tucked the canister away and pantomimed wildly, "Kaboom!"
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 01, 2015, 10:54:33 PM
"It shines in the sun, I rather like it--but professor aren't you worried all those things might explode in your bag?" Aya tilts her head a little dumbfounded by all the explosive things he's talked about on their walk so far. Aya holds open the door for the professor as they approach the entrance.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 01, 2015, 10:59:08 PM
The Professor opened his bag for Aya to look inside, revealing several compartments and pockets.  The main compartment held torches, his monocle, the krell stone, and a few miscellaneous items.

"The sides, the sides, the sides are coated.  Waxy.  I applied a resin to the pockets.  It's waterproof and fireproof!  Sometimes, sometimes things go off.  If I'm not careful."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 01, 2015, 11:15:35 PM
"Sometimes?" Aya isn't exactly put to ease by those words "You mentioned you studied things before, other than your inventions what else do you study?" Aya inquires as she glances around the Tavern's rather impressive eating area looking for their lost friend, although the crowd makes it a little difficult to pick out individuals.

The inside of the Golden Acorn was well furnished and kept clean despite the number of patrons. A large circular bar took up the center of the establishment's first floor with tables and booths placed around the room to maximize the number of customers at once. A desk off the right hinted that the Golden Acorn might also act as a high end hotel for travelers who could afford the rooms.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Phi on February 01, 2015, 11:17:38 PM
"So you went by yourself and didn't tell us why?" Sakura continued "Everyone has been looking everywhere for you, even Daddy, the Professor, the nice lady selling chickens!  Do you have any idea how dangerous it is to wander around by yourself?  What if there was an earthquake or another fire and we couldn't find you?  We were worried something could have happen to you, what's worse some of the people here have been calling you a witch!  You know what people do to people they think are witches?"

Pema layed what was left of the food on her plate, her eyes growing sad.

She shrunk in her clothes as she dipped her head down, twiddling her thumbs together, "I-I... I'm sorry, Ms. Sakura. I'm so used to traveling around the place by myself that... I never thought others would worry about me... I didn't... I didn't know..."

Her voice cracked as she fidgeted in place, pinching the front of her hat and partially pulling it down in front of her face, "I'm really, really sorry..." Her eyes watered a bit.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 01, 2015, 11:21:56 PM
"Sometimes?" Aya isn't exactly put to ease by those words "You mentioned you studied things before, other than your inventions what else do you study?" Aya inquires as she glances around the Tavern's rather impressive eating area looking for their lost friend, although the crowd makes it a little difficult to pick out individuals.

The inside of the Golden Acorn was well furnished and kept clean despite the number of patrons. A large circular bar took up the center of the establishment's first floor with tables and booths placed around the room to maximize the number of customers at once. A desk off the right hinted that the Golden Acorn might also act as a high end hotel for travelers who could afford the rooms.

"Much!  Much!  Much else!  Now, now, now, some of the things I s-study... the others, they don't like it.  Have to keep quiet about them.  The Order, the Order... they've tried to take my work, my study, but, but, but I've thwarted them," The Professor nodded, lowering his voice.

"You see, you see, my study at the inn.  I keep a room there, for my other things.  You see, you see, you see, I study the, the... Precursors." That last word was practically a whisper.  It was obvious by his increased stammer that this was a subject he wasn't comfortable with talking about in a public forum.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 01, 2015, 11:27:36 PM
"Do-do you know anything about a floating city in the sky?" Aya lowers her voice to set the Professor's nerves at ease. "The others could only tell me of the legends." Aya moves over to the side so they can talk outside of the doorway.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 01, 2015, 11:39:11 PM
Sakura's softened a bit as she hugged Pema.

"Of course we would worry about you." Sakura told her "The thing is the city is big so it's easy to get lost, and quite a few people in our group has never been here before. I never left the Forest and my father hasn't been here before, Aya doesn't have her long term memory and even then I don't think she's exactly a normal girl, she seems special.  And Toshi....well I don't know if she has been here....she's a little weird and talks about really weird things sometimes.

The point is you really scared us, but I'm glad your okay.  Just next time you need something tell us and we'll go with you okay?"
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 01, 2015, 11:58:51 PM
"Do-do you know anything about a floating city in the sky?" Aya lowers her voice to set the Professor's nerves at ease. "The others could only tell me of the legends." Aya moves over to the side so they can talk outside of the doorway.

The short monk brightened with recognition, but immediately began to shrink in his robes. "I-I-I-I m-might have... s-some information... But, but, but it's... it's... hidden.  The Order, the Order, they don't like my work, my study.  They don't like it.  They didn't, they didn't, they didn't l-like my m-master's work.  My master was a good man, a good man.  My master was a good man."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 02, 2015, 12:08:11 AM
"I was under the impression that everyone knew about the "precursors", why would the order not like your research on them anyway?" Aya motioned to an empty table far from the crowds and listening ears.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 02, 2015, 12:18:28 AM
"The Order..." The Professor took a seat, but still looked about in case any of the friars were there. "The Order... they don't like my work.  They don't like my work."

His voice was quiet, as he didn't want anyone to overhear.  Unfortunately, due to the clamor of the crowd, he also was unable to hear Aya very clearly.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Phi on February 02, 2015, 12:23:00 AM
Sakura's softened a bit as she hugged Pema.

"Of course we would worry about you." Sakura told her "The thing is the city is big so it's easy to get lost, and quite a few people in our group has never been here before. I never left the Forest and my father hasn't been here before, Aya doesn't have her long term memory and even then I don't think she's exactly a normal girl, she seems special.  And Toshi....well I don't know if she has been here....she's a little weird and talks about really weird things sometimes.

The point is you really scared us, but I'm glad your okay.  Just next time you need something tell us and we'll go with you okay?"

Pema hugged Sakura back, her face nuzzled into the crevice of her shoulder, "O-Okay, I promise I'll tell you, next time..."

She smiled, then glanced back at the couple of drumsticks left on her plate, "Um, do you... Do you want to eat with me? I know it's not much, but..."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 02, 2015, 12:26:35 AM
Aya leaned forward slightly to hear the professor more clearly. "Yes--but why didn't they like it?".

((Is Aya going to get the guards sicked on us for bringing this up? XD))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 02, 2015, 12:32:22 AM
((They might. XD))

The Professor sank even lower. "I, I, I don't... I d-don't want to... talk about it... not here.  The Order... The Order... The Order doesn't like it.  They don't like my work.  They didn't l-like my master's work.  My master was a good man.  My master was a good man."

He pulled his hood farther over his head in an attempt to hide his large nose.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 02, 2015, 12:36:50 AM
"Sure, admittedly I am getting hungry." Sakura smiled and took one of the drum sticks "But after we're done we should head back to the Chicken stand that's where we're supposed to meet up.

I wish we had a way to contact the others, I mean I have something to contact my dad, but the Professor said that only a few people have something similar to it and apparently the monastery doesn't like it.  I don't understand this monastery and why they are so restrictive of themselves and others."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 02, 2015, 12:46:01 AM
"I-I'm sorry I didn't mean to upset you." Aya motions with her hands that she'll drop it for now. "Um--well it doesn't look like she's here anyway, did you need to pick something up from that room you mentioned before we head back?" Aya smiles hoping to lighten the professor's paniced mood.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 02, 2015, 12:47:49 AM
The Professor shook his head. "Room's not here.  Not here.  I keep a room at the inn."

He stood and ducked his head to keep from being seen and limped toward the door.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 02, 2015, 12:53:54 AM
Aya nods. "Lead the way then, we can stop there if it's on the way back." She opens the door again for him as they exit the Golden Acorn.

((Quickie you want to describe the Inn, since it's important to the Professor?))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Phi on February 02, 2015, 01:01:27 AM
"Sure, admittedly I am getting hungry." Sakura smiled and took one of the drum sticks "But after we're done we should head back to the Chicken stand that's where we're supposed to meet up.

I wish we had a way to contact the others, I mean I have something to contact my dad, but the Professor said that only a few people have something similar to it and apparently the monastery doesn't like it.  I don't understand this monastery and why they are so restrictive of themselves and others."

"Mm-hm, okay!" Pema nodded, in response to heading back.

She scratched her head, clearly thinking about something, "Could I help them out by sending out a signal or something? I could use Salem to shoot a beam of light in the air, so they can see that we're here. It's not dangerous or anything; it just looks really pretty."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 02, 2015, 01:04:34 AM
"I don't think that's a good idea, even though we know it's not dangerous doesn't me the other people don't.  It can cause a panic." Sakura shook her hesd "Let's just wait for them when we get back."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 02, 2015, 01:09:26 AM
Aya nods. "Lead the way then, we can stop there if it's on the way back." She opens the door again for him as they exit the Golden Acorn.

((Quickie you want to describe the Inn, since it's important to the Professor?))

((Sure.  In the meantime... zombie mode just to regroup.  I'm going to assume Calien regrouped as well.))

After leaving the Golden Acorn, the duo eventually regroup with the others.  The Professor walked up to Pema, recognizing the young girl as a newcomer.

"You m-must be Padmé!  We, we, we were looking for you!"
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 02, 2015, 01:13:49 AM
(Actually can you have Calien go back to the inn?  I don't want him to see the Chicken until after we get it.  Just say he heard Pema was with Sakura so he decided to go back to the inn.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 02, 2015, 01:45:04 AM
((*Zombies Calien and the friar back to the inn* Done! 8D))

After a fruitless search, the friar led Calien back to the inn. "I'm sorry that I couldn't have been of more assistance.  However, I will keep an eye out for the girl and pass her description to the others.  Shortly, my colleagues will be heading out to collect alms for the poor, and we'll be sure to be on alert for her."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 02, 2015, 01:55:29 AM
"That's okay, maybe my other compatriots found her already, but thank you for your help." Calien said as he went back to the inn.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Phi on February 02, 2015, 02:20:18 AM
((Sure.  In the meantime... zombie mode just to regroup.  I'm going to assume Calien regrouped as well.))

After leaving the Golden Acorn, the duo eventually regroup with the others.  The Professor walked up to Pema, recognizing the young girl as a newcomer.

"You m-must be Padmé!  We, we, we were looking for you!"

Pema blinked at The Professor's statement, "What is a... Padmé? My name is Pema."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 02, 2015, 02:26:32 AM
"Oh, oh, oh, Femur!  My mistake, my mistake.  I'm n-not very good with names, I'm afraid.  My hearing, my hearing is not at its best, yes?" The Professor tapped on the top of his hood, where his ears were covered.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 02, 2015, 02:31:08 AM
"That explains a lot." Sakura blinked when she realized her stone was blinking and picked it up "Daddy?"

"Sakura did you find Pema, I couldn't find her anywhere."  Calien stated.

"Yeah I found her don't worry." Sakura answered "We'll be back at the inn after we finish shopping okay?"

"That's good, you guys be safe okay?" Calien sighed in relief.

"Okay bye daddy." Sakura said as she put the stone away "Dad seems to be back at the inn."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 02, 2015, 02:42:46 AM
"Whew well at least that crisis was solved, once everyone is back whats the plan? We still have supplies to buy right?" Aya chuckles a little at the conversation between Pema and the Professor.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Phi on February 02, 2015, 02:56:24 AM
(How does Femur sound like Pema in any way, shape or form? XD)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 02, 2015, 03:07:02 AM
((His poor hearing combined with lousy lip-reading and he goes for the closest equivalent.))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Phi on February 02, 2015, 03:13:11 AM
Pema furrowed her brows and turned to Sakura, "That Bunny Man is weird..." She whispered.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Fxeni on February 02, 2015, 03:22:23 AM
"This place wasn't this packed the last time I was here..." Fxeni muttered to himself as he walked over to the group. "Ah, there you are Pema. We'll have to have a talk later, methinks."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 02, 2015, 03:38:17 AM
"Maybe a little." Sakura whispered back.

"Oh good you found her!" Farah shouted as she and Cojiro started to touch down "Thank goodness, poor Cojiro was really getting tired."

Cojiro looked really exhausted and wanted to go to sleep.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Phi on February 02, 2015, 03:43:57 AM
"This place wasn't this packed the last time I was here..." Fxeni muttered to himself as he walked over to the group. "Ah, there you are Pema. We'll have to have a talk later, methinks."

"Huh, talk about what?" Pema asked curiously, biting her thumbnail.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 02, 2015, 03:46:09 AM
"We are still missing a person." Aya crossed her arms looking to and from for the ninja of their party. "While were in the market though--what supplies do we still need for the trip to Skull Cove?" Aya inquires.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 02, 2015, 03:46:44 AM
The Professor just watched the conversation in silence, every so often glancing back toward the inn.  He was considerably more relaxed now that he was away from the Golden Acorn, though he still maintained a hunched posture.  He had seen the other friar walking away as they were coming back, and he knew that shortly a group would come through to collect alms.

After a moment, he sidled behind the group to keep out of sight of anyone in the street.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 02, 2015, 03:50:26 AM
"I'm sure Toshi will be back soon." Sakura sighed "But we still need to get a chicken."

"Why don't you come on back to choose one, I'll let you have one for 500 gold." Farah smiled.

"Thank you." Sakura nodded as she looked at the chickens to choose one.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 02, 2015, 03:56:54 AM
"Are we planning to visit that inn place for the night, you can sleep there right?" Aya asks.

(That sounds wrong now that I think about it but her lack of context to the world makes it fit I guess.  XD)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 02, 2015, 04:00:10 AM
The Professor nodded. "Yes, yes, of course!  Plenty of room, plenty of room.  Our inn, our inn has plumbing!  I designed and installed it m-myself!  Hot water that flows!  Flows like a river!  My work, my work, my study helped create it.  We warm it outside.  The, the, the furnace, I d-designed it.  P-principles of steam to power the pumps!"
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 02, 2015, 04:02:09 AM
Yin eventually came back to the group and was relieved Pema was back though she noticed Sakura was not in sight but was around so she decided to sit and wait for her.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 02, 2015, 04:13:32 AM
"I'd like to see it, and have a bath thats not in a cold river--and sleep; I feel exhausted." Aya sighs a little.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Phi on February 02, 2015, 04:21:59 AM
Pema yawned and stretched her arms, "I'm actually kinda tired, too..."

(How late is it, anyway? If it's not too late, I can just remove the part about her being tired.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 02, 2015, 04:39:25 AM
((I assumed the evening, due to the angle of the sun darkening an alley and that the friars intend to go out and collect.  I'm not sure, though.))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 02, 2015, 04:44:06 AM
(Should we just get more supplies the next day?)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Phi on February 02, 2015, 04:50:13 AM
(I vote "yes".)

((I assumed the evening, due to the angle of the sun darkening an alley and that the friars intend to go out and collect.  I'm not sure, though.))

(Okay, if so, it's definitely plausible that she's tired. Especially considering the long trip.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 02, 2015, 04:51:44 AM
((I vote "Yes," as I want to get to the Inn soon.  Prof's got some pertinent stuff to talk about in private.))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 02, 2015, 04:52:32 AM
((I also vote yes too, inn first then supplies the next day.))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 02, 2015, 04:57:33 AM
(Alright then I shall get the chicken.)

After a while Sakura came out with a Chicken and paid Farah the 500 gold.  Noticing that most of her compatriots were tired they bid Farah farewell and started to head back to the inn.

As Farah finished waving goodbye she thought about how it was surprising to find that Calien and his daughter were here even though she hadn't seen Calien for many years.  She wonder what could have made Calien come here of all places.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 02, 2015, 05:06:07 AM
((Time to zombie and throw in the description!))

The inn itself was a simple two-story building, though its walls were plaster and wood, rather than stone.  It was an older building, built around the time Iron Gate was settled.  The inn was one of the first buildings constructed prior to the monastery, as it needed to serve the purpose of housing workers, hence the wooden materials.

However, its design made it the perfect building for the Professor's eccentric projects.  Along the walls were piping that led into the rooms.  Each room had two or three pipes leading to it, and the entire network came from a large furnace and two smaller outbuildings that stood beside the inn.  Those three structures had steam and smoke emerging from even more ductwork.

Inside the inn, the air was comfortably warm, though there wasn't a fireplace in sight.  Nor the scent of an active wood stove.  The walls had sealed patches at various points, and pipes were run along the seams of the ceiling.  Every now and then, the hiss of steam could be heard, along with the clunk of a pipe's expansion.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 02, 2015, 05:16:16 AM
As she enters behind the professor she blinks a little taken back by all the pipes. "This is rather different than the Golden Acorn, you made all of this?"
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 02, 2015, 05:23:24 AM
"Daddy we're back!" Sakura called as she entered Calien's room.

"Oh good, so did you do much after finding Pema?" Calien asked.

"No, the only thing we did was get a chicken." Sakura said as she showed him the chicken.

"Oh I didn't think ypu guys would....find one so easily." Calien said as his eyes widened.

"Dad are you okay?" Sakura asked him.

"Yeah, yeah I'm fine.  You mind if I get a good look at the Chicken?" Calien asked.

"Sure, come on Bianca Dad wants to see you." Sakura said as she got the Chicken out of the cage and gave it to him.

Calien stared at the creature in front of him with an astonished expression as he attempted to pet it.  The Chicken didn't get startled or skitished to his surprised.

"<My god I can't believe it....>" Calien thought.

"I think she likes you, the Chicken lady, Farah, said her Chickens are really friendly!" Sakura smiled.

"Farah, huh?" Calien said as he continued to absentmindedly pet Bianca.

"<So Farah is here....and she cultivated these things?!  Well her Chicken seems friendly enough.....but we really got to be careful with her just in case.>" Calien thought.

"I see, well Bianca seems to be a fine Chicken.  Just make sure we take really good care of her okay?" Calien smiled.

"Okay dad." Sakura smiled back.

"<I really need to talk to Sakura more in depth about our little feathered friend later, I don't want to make any one else panic.>" Calien thought.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 02, 2015, 05:27:25 AM
The Professor turned around with a beaming smile. "Well, well, well, I d-did have some help.  The schematics, I designed them.  Selected the materials for the pipes.  We had, we had workers to help.  Workers who appreciate my work!  The Order, the Order... they wouldn't let me do this to the m-monastery.  They don't like my work."

He dropped his gaze for a moment as his smile fade.  Turning around, he motioned for them to follow as he limped toward the stairs.  "Come!  Come!  Much to show you!"
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Phi on February 02, 2015, 05:27:38 AM
(Curious, how old is Sakura?)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 02, 2015, 05:28:40 AM
(16 in this RP.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Phi on February 02, 2015, 05:32:09 AM
(Hmm, okay. That should be good enough for what I have planned.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 02, 2015, 06:05:03 AM
Aya follows along for the tour.

((Guess Aya is about 21 looking?))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 02, 2015, 06:25:18 AM
((Prof's age is ambiguous.  I haven't really figured it out, yet.  I guess he's at least in his twenties or thirties, most likely the latter.  Possibly older, but I'm going to leave it ambiguous.))

The Professor led them upstairs to his room.  Inside, there were a few doors leading to other rooms, and the walls were lined with pipes, shelves, and books.  A desk and chair sat at one end, covered in scrolls, schematic drawings, and a pile of books and scrolls beside it.  An ornate telescope stood at the window, along with a chair, a small table, and even more scrolls and papers. 

Once he was certain the group had all congregated in the room, he poked his head into the hall, and then came back inside and closed the door.  Limping around to face the group, he gestured. "My study.  I, I, I can study here, study the forbidden arts.  In secret.  The Order, the Order... they don't like my work."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 02, 2015, 06:28:30 AM
Sakura, Calien, Yin, and Bianca eventually entered the Professor's room and were amazed with what was inside.

"Wow look at all this neat stuff!" Sakura said in amazement.

"This is pretty impressive." Calien whistled.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 02, 2015, 06:35:23 AM
"You mentioned that before, why would they hate your work on the Precursors?" Aya sat down on the nearest available seat.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 02, 2015, 06:51:54 AM
The Professor got very quiet and he turned away from the group, finally removing his hood.  "They, they... forbid it.  My master, my master, h-he studied the P-precursors...  He came from a guild... before he joined the Order.  He, he taught me the ways of his guild.  The Order, they didn't like his work.  They didn't like it.  He studied the f-forbidden arts.  He, he, he started the w-work on the inn.  I, I still have his drawings... I used them for my work.  This, this was m-my legacy to him."

He paused for a moment before continuing. "The Order... they, they d-don't w-want the town to know of the Precursors.  Forbidden arts.  Forbidden technology.  Because, because the inn is outside their influence, my master and I could, could... improve it.  But, but, but, when my master... when my m-master tried... tried to introduce steam power... they..."

He trailed off and continued with another thought.  "I'm... I'm n-not officially part of the Order.  They, they keep me because I'm useful.  If, if, if I try to spread P-precursor technology..."

Fumbling with his robe, he opened it enough to let it fall off his shoulders and collect around his waist, revealing his back covered in lashes.

"I, I, I c-can't go back tonight...  N-not without punishment."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 02, 2015, 07:02:30 AM
Aya's expression became one of anger and confusion "Why would they hurt your master over that?! You two were trying to make things better for Iron Gate right? What do they have to gain by doing all this?!" Aya clearly has no concept of how religion can effect a culture.

"If this is how people down here treat each other I can understand why Sakura and her father wanted to live away from people!" She bites her lip still quite angry over the story.

(So in short a religion that doesn't want to admit a super powerful culture predated it existed? That could be...bad if Aya's origins are revealed to the public.  8D)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 02, 2015, 07:05:59 AM
"What in the world?" Calien's eyes widen "Why would the order not want Steam Power to be introduced?"

"Fxeni is true there's no Steam Powered technology?" Sakura asked.

(You can continue on with that.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 02, 2015, 07:57:18 AM
The Professor pulled his robe back over his shoulders, secured it, and turned around. "My master knew.  My master knew.  Took the secret with him.  I've, I've I've looked through his papers... I've looked... He didn't tell me, didn't want me to know, didn't want them to know that I knew..."

He leaned to one side to look at the door, and then continued. "The Order, the Order... they control this town.  Everything g-goes through the Order.  They are good, my master was a good man.  My master was a good man.  But, but, but, they have secrets.  They, they, they tried to keep me a secret, tried to hide me when m-my master brought me to the monastery.  I got out, I got out during Mass.  The town, the town saw.  They know.  The Order couldn't hide me anymore."

He dropped his gaze again. "They, they couldn't get rid of me.  They couldn't get rid of me like my m-master.  It, it, it would arouse too much suspicion.  I'm useful to them, yes.  I'm useful.  They keep me.  But, but, but... they don't want me to be useful for the town.  The inn... the inn was here before the Order.  The Order, the Order... they were not the first to use that m-monastery..."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 02, 2015, 08:00:53 AM
"So it's not the Monastery itself but his Order that's corrupting this place." Calien stated.

"That's...that's horrible." Sakura gasped.

(EDIT:....or was it the other way around, I got confused.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 02, 2015, 08:35:55 AM
((The Order is corrupt, whereas the monastery is just a building.))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 02, 2015, 08:38:21 AM
(Okay then.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Mr. Haxwell on February 02, 2015, 09:51:17 AM
(Concerning age; Toshi is practically over a 100 elven years, yet she appears to be in her 20s.

On another note, I'll have Toshi already regrouped; and with the others, listening in on the Prof's story.)

Toshi - "If this Order is in control over most of the town; how come no one's stand up to them, yet?" she asked.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 02, 2015, 10:08:33 AM
((I figured that was the case.  Since our timezones are different, I've zombied you when the group needed to move.  I have a habit of zombieing people.  Basically, I just assume that if the group goes somewhere, all party members follow regardless if they post or not.))

The Professor pulled his chair over from his cluttered desk and sat.  "You, you said exactly why.  The Order, the Order has control.  The Order is good to the town.  We collect alms for the p-poor.  We help the poor!  If, if, if someone cannot afford to stay at the inn, we can provide!  The Order provides!  The Order is good!"
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Mr. Haxwell on February 02, 2015, 10:45:49 AM
(Usually the time zone where everyone's activity fills two pages of posts, is roughly between 10PM and 9AM. So I'm actually in bed when the RP advances.)

Toshi - "So you're telling me the town knows nothing about the Order's corruption?" She seemed confused as to how the Order's being good and corrupt at the same time. "Or are they just pretending to be nice, just to hide the truth?"
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Fxeni on February 02, 2015, 11:49:00 AM
"That would explain why this town is as far behind as it is. Other areas are well more advanced than this, and they don't have this... Order... in charge," Fxeni chimes in after listening in quietly. He looks out the nearby window. "Most other places embrace the magick within all of us... not here though. They speak of witches as if it's inherently bad. Hence why we'll need to practice restraint here, and if my hunch is right, the rest of the way to Skull Cove."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 02, 2015, 02:59:23 PM
(Usually the time zone where everyone's activity fills two pages of posts, is roughly between 10PM and 9AM. So I'm actually in bed when the RP advances.)

Toshi - "So you're telling me the town knows nothing about the Order's corruption?" She seemed confused as to how the Order's being good and corrupt at the same time. "Or are they just pretending to be nice, just to hide the truth?"
"I think it's the latter." Calien replied. "I was with a Friar all day and he was very cordial to me, though he glanced at my eyes in a very uncomfortable way at times."

"This place is scary." Sakura shuddered "I really don't like it here."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 02, 2015, 04:14:19 PM
"So I'd be best not to ask about the floating city then?" Aya added. "Not sure I can do much about not standing out though." She pinches the edges of her pants a style of clothing that doesn't fit Iron Gate at all.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 02, 2015, 04:18:50 PM
"Maybe we should add new clothes for some of the ladies to the list of things to get tomorrow." Calien sighed. "But yeah definitely don't ask about the Floating City."

"I hope they have something that's easy to move in." Sakura sighed.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 02, 2015, 04:27:03 PM
"Well as long as I don't use my weapon in public people shouldn't suspect me for being from the sky right" Aya shrugs obviously not wanting to stop wearing a perfectly comfortable set of clothing.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Mr. Haxwell on February 02, 2015, 04:51:29 PM
Toshi - "I'm with Sakura here, but I hate to be picky on what to wear though." scratching the side of her neck with her finger, she feels uncertain as what to do about her situation of covering up. "I'm only used to wearing short clothing that fits me well."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Phi on February 02, 2015, 06:05:59 PM
"What about Salem?" Pema pointed to her staff, "I can still have him with me, right?"
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 02, 2015, 06:35:27 PM
"It would be better to keep him hidden somehow." Calien stated.

(Does Pema have a backpack?)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Phi on February 02, 2015, 06:43:16 PM
(No. She has fairly large pockets, though not big enough to conceal a staff.)

"Umm, but I don't have anywhere to hide him," Pema bit her lip nervously, "Maybe if someone had a backpack I could use, it could work..."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 02, 2015, 06:44:18 PM
"Hmm Professor do you have an extra backpack in here?" Calien asked.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 02, 2015, 09:51:02 PM
The short monk was just listening quietly, only really half-hearing what they said. When he was addressed, he stood.

"Oh, oh, oh, yes, yes, of course!"

He went straight to one of the doors and disappeared into the other room.  When he emerged a few moments later, he held out a large leather bag.   It smelled of resin and had a waxy texture, and was dotted with smudges of dirt and soot.

"This one, this one wasn't as... protected as my current.  Some, some things combusted, yes?"
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 02, 2015, 09:53:17 PM
"That should work well enough." Calien nodded "I mean I don't think her staff would have a tendency for spontaneous explosions. Especially since it's sentient."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Phi on February 02, 2015, 10:30:41 PM
Pema took the bag from the Professor, her nose scrunched up from the smell of resin.

"It smells a little funny, but yeah, it should be good enough. Thank you, Professor Bunny!" She smiled, shouldering the bag.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 02, 2015, 10:35:16 PM
"Quite welcome, Peta!" Either he didn't hear the nickname, or he didn't care.

"You know, you know, I, I d-don't think I've got all your names," his pointed ears swiveled forward and he scratched at them.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 02, 2015, 10:36:10 PM
"My name is Aya, I'm from--uhh well the city from the sky." Deciding now was as good a time as any to bring it up to an expert of the precursors.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Phi on February 02, 2015, 10:38:26 PM
Pema placed her hands on her hips, glaring at the Professor, "No, my name is Pema! Peh-ma!" she annunciated.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 02, 2015, 10:41:48 PM
"I'm Sakura." Sakura smiled as she took off her hat showing her pointed ears "I'm half human."

"Name's Calien." Calien said as he took off his bandana showing his ears "I'm....not from around here."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 02, 2015, 11:18:51 PM
"So, so... Yaya, Payment, Galleon, and Chakra!" The Professor pointed to each as he repeated their names—or rather what he heard their names to be.

He finally noticed Calien's and Sakura's ears. "Yes, yes, you were wise to hide them.  Don't want to invite unwanted... questions, yes?"

He pointed at Toshi, "Your name, may I ask?"
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Fxeni on February 02, 2015, 11:27:03 PM
Fxeni chuckled at the professor's mishearings. Quite the interesting one, that one, he thinks to himself as he listens.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 02, 2015, 11:28:18 PM
He then pointed to Fxeni. "Your name as well?  I'm, I'm not very good with r-remembering names, I'm afraid."
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Post by: Sakura Leic on February 02, 2015, 11:29:18 PM
"Her name is Toshi and his name is Fxeni." Sakura told him "Oh and this is Yin and Bianca in case you didn't hear those either."

Calien in the mean time chuckled when he heard 'Payment'.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 02, 2015, 11:47:48 PM
"So, so, so, if I'm hearing you correctly... Tushy, Foxy, Ying, and Bonka!"

He dug around in his ear with his knuckle. "My lab, my lab, you see... It can get quite loud.  I've, I've, I've... detonated my experiments often."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 02, 2015, 11:49:11 PM
"Yeah I can understand that." Sakura nodded as Calien started to chuckle even harder at the mention of the other names, especially Tushy and Bonka.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Fxeni on February 02, 2015, 11:49:50 PM
"I'm somehow not too surprised," Fxeni said. "As long as it's only your hearing that's injured though, I guess it could be worse."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 02, 2015, 11:52:20 PM
"Yeah thank goodness for that." Sakura said as Calien tried to calm himself down. 
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 03, 2015, 12:11:28 AM
"So professor is now a good time to ask about the "Precursors?" Aya finally speaks up now the group is out of ear shot of the common person.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 03, 2015, 12:21:55 AM
The Professor perked up. "Yes, yes, of course!"

He jumped up from his seat and started digging through his books and papers. "I, I, I do believe that I m-may know a thing or two..."

He paused in his rummaging, turning to look at Aya. "You, you mentioned, you mentioned a floating city?  Now, now, now my research, my research has uncovered lore of the floating city..."

He moved toward the window and dug through the papers sitting beside the telescope, finally producing a few scrolls.  Limping to Aya, he handed them to her. "In geosynchronous orbit, I b-believe it to be!  Look, look, look here—" he unfurled one of the scrolls and pointed to hand-drawn star maps and the path of an unknown object across the sky "—This, this, I've traced its path.  It has a cycle!  Now, now, now other objects... they don't move like this."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 03, 2015, 12:30:59 AM
Sakura and Calien looked at it but were completely lost.

"So....what does that even mean?" Sakura asked him.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 03, 2015, 12:41:40 AM
"So-hold on you mean it won't be where it was before? H-How am I  to find it again after I get back the Omni-gem?!" Aya suddenly a little ill as her quest had become a little more complicated.

((Yes she's not considering the issue of how she plans to even get back up there  8D ))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 03, 2015, 12:43:56 AM
"....I think the issue of even being able to get there in the first place is the bigger concern even if it did stay in the same place." Calien pointed out.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 03, 2015, 12:46:43 AM
"B-But if I don't return the gem something awful might happen!" Aya's voice a little disheartened.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Fxeni on February 03, 2015, 12:47:36 AM
"Well first we need to get the gem back... we can worry about that once we get to that point," Fxeni said.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 03, 2015, 12:49:43 AM
"Agreed, and once we do I might have an idea of what we can possibly do afterwards." Calien sighed "....I may know someone who may have an idea how to make a flying machine, but I don't know where they are.  But....I may know someone who might know where they are.....and I think she may be here."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 03, 2015, 12:51:20 AM
Sakura and Calien looked at it but were completely lost.

"So....what does that even mean?" Sakura asked him.

"Ah, I will show you!" The Professor held up his index finger and disappeared into the other room.  There were sounds of rummaging as the others talked before he emerged with a couple of small balls, one in each hand.  He placed them on the desk as he grabbed his quill and dipped it into the inkwell.

Taking one of the balls, he placed one dot on top, and one dot on the bottom, directly beneath the top dot.  Replacing the quill, he took the other ball in his hand and held them both out.

Holding the marked ball still, he rotated the other ball around the marked ball in a diagonal arch. "This, this is geosynchronous (http://www.sccs.swarthmore.edu/users/05/shupe/earth_orbit.gif) orbit."

Placing the balls on the desk, he cleared some space and pulled out his quill, drawing wildly.  He sketched up a sphere and drew a diagonal belt around it.  Then, he drew a crude representation of a horizon, and sketched a figure-8 in its sky. "This, this is the analemma (http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Analemma)... the path it makes in the sky."

Abandoning his desk, he limped back to Aya and pointed at the scroll once more. "See?  See?  Look, the path it makes... There, there are other bodies that make similar paths, b-but this one... This one, I've, I've, I've triangulated its location, it's coordinates.  They, they match my research, my study, the P-precursors!  This, this is what I can see... it moves across the sky!"

((Gah, five new posts while I was typing this!))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 03, 2015, 12:54:44 AM
"So-so your saying you could use your notes to find the floating city again?" Aya perked up a little at the possibility of a flying machine AND finding her home again.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 03, 2015, 12:55:18 AM
"So you have an idea of where it will be?" Sakura asked.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 03, 2015, 12:56:56 AM
The Professor pointed to the scroll again. "In, in, in its orbit, it appears in the same place in the sky.  It n-never deviates!  This, this is why, this is how I determined geosynchronicity!"
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 03, 2015, 01:14:18 AM
"So-when I need to return there would you be willing to help me?" Aya gently rolls up the scroll and hands it back to the professor.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 03, 2015, 02:45:19 AM
The short monk gave a fast nod. "Yes, yes, quite actually!"

He turned and limped back to his desk, digging through some papers.  He pulled out another roll of paper and unrolled it, showing schematics of what appeared to be an airship.

"My master, my master and I... we were designing this."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Fxeni on February 03, 2015, 02:50:12 AM
Fxeni walks over and examines the paper quite thoroughly.

"Hmm... amazing! This does indeed look like it could work, although we'll certainly have an interesting time gathering all the materials..." Fxeni says as he pores over all the details.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 03, 2015, 02:54:49 AM
Aya looks over the blue prints, tilting her head she quickly remembers the airship White Beard used to escape the city during the battle. "This--is a flying machine like sky pirate had, he used this to reach the city." Aya nods feeling the Professor is trust worthy enough to share her story with. "That pirate I spoke of used his flying machine to steal the Omni-Gem as Calien called it from the Floating City, I woke up during the attack and tried to stop him." Aya rubs her head "But I kinda messed it up and got knocked from the city into the emerald forest."

Aya fidgets with her pendant "I can't seem to remember anything before I woke up, but if I don't get the Omni-Gem back I fear something may go horribly wrong, any help you can give would be great Professor."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 03, 2015, 03:11:22 AM
"I, I will h-help to the best of my abilities.  The Order, the Order is good, they taught me to be good.  I help!"

He turned and headed for a different door. "I help now!  Come, come, I must show you!"

Opening the door, he revealed a room adorned with pipes that connected to a tub, a chamber pot with an overhead tank and a chain, and a wash basin.  The tub and wash basin had spouts made of a hammered metal, and knobs to twist, while the chamber pot sat on four metal legs, with an s-curved pipe beneath it.

"This, this, this is the first water closet!  My master, my master, he designed it!  I b-built it!"
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 03, 2015, 03:22:13 AM
"Huh-this room kinda looks familiar, you-can have a bath in here right?" Aya bites on her finger as if all the pipes had triggered something in her memory.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 03, 2015, 03:25:56 AM
The Professor limped over to the tub and twisted the knobs.  Water flowed out of the spout and into the tub's basin.  "One pipe for hot, one for cold.  These knobs, these knobs control the flow.  Valves.  Water is heated b-by the furnace!  The drain, the drain has a plug."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 03, 2015, 03:28:25 AM
"Ah I see, may I use this? I haven't really had a bath in a few days now." Aya frowns a little at that.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 03, 2015, 03:30:02 AM
"Yes, yes, of course!" The Professor smiled and headed for the door in order to give Aya some privacy.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 03, 2015, 03:40:30 AM
Aya laid her clothing on the table next to the tub, thankful that what ever magic they were infused with kept them in good shape despite the fighting and traveling. After getting the water just right she slipped into the tub and decided to relax for awhile after washing the grit off her body. luckily the door wasn't so thick that she couldn't keep up with any conversation in the mean time in the other room.

Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 03, 2015, 05:00:45 AM
After closing the bathroom door, the short monk addressed the group.  "Well, well, well, you have rooms for the n-night?  Do, do you, do you need a voucher?  I can comp your rooms.  All of our rooms, all of our rooms have running water!"
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 03, 2015, 05:13:53 AM
Sakura was engrossed with looking at the air ship plans looking excited and thinking about how to make it.  She didn't pay too much attention on what the Prof and Blue were talking about.

"I have my own room for me and Sakura though I need to talk to someone abput the market place." Calien stated.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 03, 2015, 05:39:55 AM
((We going to skip to morning, WilyII is waiting on us XD))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 03, 2015, 05:40:53 AM
(Calien kind of needs to talk to Farah but I guess they can talk during the fight since Farah can fight.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Phi on February 03, 2015, 05:45:00 AM
Pema raised her hand hesitantly, "I... kinda forgot to reserve a room..." She chuckled nervously.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 03, 2015, 05:45:58 AM
((I'm hitting a block and we seemed to have hit downtime.  Unless someone prompts the Prof into discussing about the Order some more (and by prompt, I mean direct the discussion, else he'll just babble), then a time passed seems in order.))

"Ah, yes, yes, I can get you a room, yes!" The Professor limped toward the door and motioned for Pema to follow.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 03, 2015, 05:48:05 AM
(I think the only thing that Calien wants to know, besides where exactly Farah's Chicken Stand is, is if the Order restricts trading with the outside world just out of curiousity.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Phi on February 03, 2015, 05:49:01 AM
Pema nodded happily and followed the Prof.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 03, 2015, 05:58:19 AM
After a few minutes, they returned, the Professor having rented a room for Pema, though under the name of "Panama," in part due to his poor lip-reading skills.

"Is, is everyone, is everyone settled?  We do have a kitchen.  You can g-get food here."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 03, 2015, 06:02:35 AM
Aya finally steps out of the bathroom clean and relaxed, she shakes her hair lightly to get rid of any remaining water. "Whew, I feel much better now!" fastening her pendant back around her neck she shuts the bathroom door behind her and rejoins the others.

"So whats going on?"
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 03, 2015, 06:02:59 AM
"I am a little peckish." Sakura stated.

"Yes, um Proffesor may I ask you something?" Calien asked.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Phi on February 03, 2015, 06:13:22 AM
Pema ran up to Aya, "Professor Bunny said there's FOOD here!" She turned at the heel, darting towards the Professor, "Where's the kitchen? Lead the way!"

"Pema, you just stuffed your face a few hours ago! You can't seriously be hungry this quickly. Even by your standards, this is just..." Salem sighed, trailing off.

"Well, I mean... I'm not starving or anything, but... I still want to see what they have. Out of curiosity, is all!" Pema replied, her face saying "just curious", while her eyes screamed "Food!"
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 03, 2015, 06:17:35 AM
Aya giggled lightly, when did we last eat? Should be time before we all need to sleep right?"
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Dr. Wily II on February 03, 2015, 06:18:08 AM
(Darnit Phi... Peam is so goddarn cute. XD)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 03, 2015, 06:23:12 AM
The Professor seemed confused and a bit overwhelmed.  He wanted to answer Calien, but Pema was in his face, and everyone was hungry.  "Oh, oh, yes, yes, the k-kitchen!  Come, come, we can talk there..."

He limped to the door and out into the hall.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 03, 2015, 06:25:34 AM
"Of course." Calien chuckled.

"This girl has a bottomless stomach." Sakura sweat dropped.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 03, 2015, 06:30:30 AM
Aya was about to add something when her stomach growled with hunger rather loudly. "W-well magic makes you hungry--yeah kitchen." she coughs blushing slightly before following the professor and Pema
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 03, 2015, 06:47:28 AM
As the group* made their way to the kitchen, the Professor stopped in the hallway and looked back at them.  He lifted his robe to show his left leg encased in a metal brace.  "Lame." 

Satisfied to ward off any questions about his limp, he dropped the hem and continued hobbling down to the kitchen, finding it to be empty, save for the cooks.

((*Toshi and Fxeni are being zombied to the kitchen))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Mr. Haxwell on February 03, 2015, 10:21:53 AM
Toshi - "Uhh... do these cooks come here often?" she asked the Professor, "I was sort of expecting to cook our own meals, not that I'm complaining or anything."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 03, 2015, 10:24:54 AM
"Work for the inn, they do!" The Professor nodded. "Work for room and board!"

The short monk took a seat at a large table.  "The Order, the Order is good.  The Order p-provides.  We have... workers' guilds."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Fxeni on February 03, 2015, 11:44:45 AM
"What's their stance on magic? The people around here don't seem very fond of it which I find odd... is it because of the Order, or is it something else that's causing it?" Fxeni asked the professor as he glanced through a menu.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 03, 2015, 11:50:37 AM
The Professor became very quiet.  "M-magic... It, it, it is a forbidden art.  My work, my work, you see, my work, it's, it's like magic.  It is, and it isn't.  But, but, but, to the outsiders, to the townsfolk... it's m-magic.  I, I, I can't show them my work.  I can't go back tonight.  Not tonight.  Punishment if, if, if I go back tonight."

((And with that, I'm finally going to bed.))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Mr. Haxwell on February 03, 2015, 12:35:40 PM
Toshi - "It's okay Professor." she pats him gently on the front shoulder, trying to avoid touching the many scars on his back; feeling the need to cheer up the tormented old monk.

Still feeling irked at how the Order's been treating him lately, "There must be something we could do to help."

(You know, I wanted her to pat him on the back; but I think she would know where it hurts the most, so that she doesn't cause any more torment for poor fella.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 03, 2015, 03:09:33 PM
"......Okay this town is officially much worse than the last place I lived in." Calien said bluntly "I may have been treated like a demon in the last place I lived before becoming a hermit to at least half the villagers but at least I could have done whatever I wanted, though people thought my herb growing hobby was a bit strange, the men called it sissy work for some reason. 

I assume they restrict trading from the outside world too?  They seem a bit xenophobic."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Phi on February 03, 2015, 07:23:53 PM
(Okay good, so the witch thing works out, after all. XD)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 03, 2015, 07:24:47 PM
(Very good coincidence indeed.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 03, 2015, 08:24:36 PM
"Oh, no, no, no, we can trade.  We can trade.  Much trading between towns, between the guilds.  Our, our vendors, our vendors come from all over!"

The Professor hastily explained trading to the best of his knowledge.  He had been kept hidden for years and didn't really experience anything outside the monastery until his accidental escape.  It was only after the loss of his master that he started venturing outside.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 03, 2015, 08:28:25 PM
"That kind of surprises me, I mean if the Order is so desperate to make magic and magitek forbidden you would think trading would be kept to a minimum.  Traders are also known to share stories and knowledge after all."  Calien scratched his chin "There's another thing I must ask.....do you know where the woman who sells her chickens sets up her shop?"
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 03, 2015, 08:35:24 PM
"The m-marketplace, yes?" The Professor shrugged, a bit confused.  He only knew of the outside world through what he overheard and what he saw on his various escapades outside the monastery walls.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 03, 2015, 08:40:30 PM
"I know she's in the market place but where, like what are the other surrounding stands and what the section is she in." Calien continued.

"Why does Dad want to know this so badly?" Sakura thought.

Calien had ask Sakura earlier but due to being distracted by everything between the shopping and looking for Pema she couldn't pay too much attention to her surroundings and couldn't give a good answer to his questions.  She wondered what was going on in his head at the moment.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 03, 2015, 11:24:01 PM
"Oh, oh, oh, she's, she's in the first section, first section of the m-market," The Professor tried to remember the stalls and buildings that surrounded it.

"There's, there's a, a, an apothecary on that street.  Yes, an apothecary.  Her stall, her stall is... across from it, yes?"
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 03, 2015, 11:27:17 PM
"First section and across from the apothecary, got it." Calien nodded.

"Why did you want to know about this so much?" Sakura asked.

".....Because that woman is a childhood friend of mine." Calien said hesitantly.

"......WHAT?!" Sakura shouted as she almost spat out her drink.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Fxeni on February 03, 2015, 11:31:38 PM
Fxeni silently jots notes down about the town for future reference. His previous visits were very brief, so he hadn't known about these details before.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 04, 2015, 12:12:19 AM
The Professor stirred his dinner around on his plate, before taking a moment to pray silently.  After his prayer, he took a few bites and then continued with his babbling. "The Order, the Order, they provide for the town.  They provide for us.  The Order is good."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 04, 2015, 12:18:26 AM
(Poor insane Prof.)

"She's a childhood friend.....are you sure?" Sakura asked baffled by the revelation.

"Your description of her matches.....not to mention our little chicken friend." Calien said as he looked at Bianca eating her grain.

"What does Bianca have to do with this?" Sakura asked.

".....She's not an ordinary chicken...." Calien stated.

 
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Dr. Wily II on February 04, 2015, 01:17:33 AM
(MAGICAL CHICKENS!?)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 04, 2015, 01:29:00 AM
(Eh not exactly, I have been dropping some really obvious hints about other things so guessing what Calien means shouldn't exactly be too hard.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Dr. Wily II on February 04, 2015, 01:35:38 AM
(I know, I just wanted to say MAGICAL CHICKENS given the slight context. :P)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 04, 2015, 01:36:56 AM
(Fair enough. XD)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 04, 2015, 04:43:28 AM
(I'm also for kabooms!)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 04, 2015, 04:45:20 AM
(I guess so, Farah would join in the fight as a guest start party member anyway.  Though I still don't know if I just want her main weapon to be a staff.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 04, 2015, 04:46:42 AM
(It should be a weaponized Chicken.  8D))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 04, 2015, 04:47:46 AM
(Nah she can't stand to see them hurt.  Besides her specialty is Wind Magic.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Dr. Wily II on February 04, 2015, 04:55:31 AM
(KABOOMS IT IS)

As the group relaxed in the safety of the inn's kitchen... A huge explosion rocked the establishment, visibly shaking the chefs up. Not long after, screams of the townsfolk filled the air, along with the stench of things burning. As the group wondered what was happening, more explosions were heard, and more shockwaves were felt.

Near the burning ruins of the monastery, a lone figure stood. The townsfolk were all running away from this figure, clearly the source. It seemed to raise its arms... If they can be called arms, and objects flew out of them. The objects travelled in an arc, before landing on the ground, and exploding violently.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 04, 2015, 04:58:04 AM
"The Monastery is on fire....again!" Sakura facepalmed.

"Well since we're the only ones that can handle it we'll either be heros or driven out without proper supplies." Calien sighed "I get the feeling it will be the latter."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Dr. Wily II on February 04, 2015, 05:01:01 AM
(It's more than just on fire. :P)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 04, 2015, 05:01:18 AM
The Professor hobbled to the window in a stumbling run to see the carnage.  His home was destroyed, his work was destroyed, and the only life he knew was destroyed.  He gaped at it in complete shock, not knowing how to react.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 04, 2015, 05:02:49 AM
"Common people need our help!" Aya rushes out the door into the street without waiting for the others, doing her best to avoid the panicking people she quickly realizes this is bigger than a simple fire as she approaches the burning ruins of the monastery.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 04, 2015, 05:04:23 AM
"Aya wait!" Sakura said as she immediately enchanted her blade with Electricity.

"Professor stay here!" Calien shouted as he ran out to help Aya.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 04, 2015, 05:12:20 AM
Aya came to a stop in front of the Monastery, she coughed and covered her eyes as the wind pushed the smoke in her eyes. as the discomfort passed she noticed the figure standing at the center of the chaos. Opening her hand her blade was summoned and she began to move toward it.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Dr. Wily II on February 04, 2015, 05:23:33 AM
(Ok, the following is already pre-destined. There shall be no outside interference!)

The lone figure faced the newcomer, and stepped out of the smoke. The figure did not look like a human at all, yet looked like it had arma and legs. There was no feet, just what looked like wheels. There were no hands... Just THINGS. The head looked like it fused with the body... A purplish body... And there seems to be things popping out from its shoulders, and above its eyes. Upon inspection of the newcomer, a voice rang out.

"Target. Locked."

Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 04, 2015, 05:26:43 AM
"What--are you?, why are you attacking Iron Gate?!" Aya hissed back growing enraged by the carnage it caused.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Dr. Wily II on February 04, 2015, 05:34:29 AM
"I am Napalm Master. Objective... Chaos and Carnage."

Napalm Master took a sort of half-squat stance, and the objects on his shoulders flew out at great speed, all aimed at Aya.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 04, 2015, 05:35:52 AM
It took a while, but the Professor finally came to his senses enough to fully grasp what was going on.  Immediately, he assessed the situation and headed upstairs as fast as he could manage, half-limping half-hopping.  Disappearing into his room, he rummaged around and emerged a few moments later with his bag.

After coming downstairs and leaving the inn, he hobbled out toward the destroyed monastery, digging through his bag as he ran.

"I help!  I help!"  Running toward Aya and Napalm Master, he produced two rounded fist-sized bottles.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 04, 2015, 05:43:02 AM
Aya shifted her feet to a wider stance and hoisted the blade upward resting it on her shoulder.
As she prepared to jump away from the projectiles she noticed the professor enter the battle "G-Get back this thing is dangerous!" Unwilling to allow her new friend to come to harm she shifts her weapon into it's gauntlet form and summons the barrier spell around the professor, this while keeping him safe from the explosion leaves her rather vulnerable.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 04, 2015, 05:50:07 AM
While Blue put up her barrier Sakura attacked using Electrified Kunais thrown at a distance.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 04, 2015, 05:50:57 AM
((By vulnerable I mean she's about to get directly hit by the projectiles!  8D))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Dr. Wily II on February 04, 2015, 05:51:38 AM
(And now...)

Seeing Aya distracted, Napalm Master rushed in towards her, and fired the object above his eyes at point blank. The resulting explosion threw Napalm Master back, and caused Aya to be blown out of town. Recovering, Napalm Master set his eye on the hunched newcomer.

"You interfered. You will die in a blaze of glory."

Napalm Master raised his arms again, and fired the objects... Slowly raining down on the Professor...

(Ok, the rest of you are engaged Napalm Master now, with Aya totally out of the picture. Literally.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Dr. Wily II on February 04, 2015, 05:53:33 AM
(Darnit, ninja'd. Let's just say Sakura intercepted the initial projectiles, but was too late to prevent the point blank attack.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 04, 2015, 05:55:11 AM
The Professor stumbled to a halt and flung the two vials at Napalm Master.  The vials contained an explosive compound, and he hoped that they'd at least scratch the strange beast.  He blew up his own lab more than once while making and testing it, so he knew from experience that they had some force.

It was only after he threw the vials that he looked up and saw the missiles raining down.  Turning, he scrambled to get out of the way and only managed just throwing himself flat on the ground with his hands over his head.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 04, 2015, 05:56:38 AM
"Dammit!" Sakura cried as she aimed her Electric Kunai right at Napalm Man.

(I have no idea what Calien should do battle wise.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 04, 2015, 06:00:22 AM
((Yep! Weeeee!!))

Aya crashed into the ground hard, had she been a human she'd be a splatter on the ground if the explosion hadn't killed her first; luckily she was made from sterner stuff. Creating a sizable mark in the ground she came to a rolling stop. Laying their seemingly out, her right index finger twitched as she slowly began to pick her self up before falling to one knee; grasping her left arm she wondered if it had been broken in the impact. "Ngh!" she yelped as her attempt to move it caused a sharp pain.

In the distance she could see Iron Gate, the rising plumes of smoke and hear the faint sounds of explosions. "I-I have to get back." She attempts to stand again but once more falls back to one knee.

((out of the battle but might as well post the after math unless Wily has another way of doing what comes next?))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Phi on February 04, 2015, 07:16:17 AM
Pema grabbed her staff, "Come on, Salem!" she cried, running towards Sakura and the Professor to provide assistance with Napalm Master.

She turned to Sakura, "What's the plan, Ms. Sakura? I don't have to hide again, do I? I can seriously help out!"
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 04, 2015, 07:18:09 AM
"Well not hide but definetely keep your distence." Sakura told "Maybe an Ice would be the best bet."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Dr. Wily II on February 04, 2015, 07:32:25 AM
((Yep! Weeeee!!))

Aya crashed into the ground hard, had she been a human she'd be a splatter on the ground if the explosion hadn't killed her first; luckily she was made from sterner stuff. Creating a sizable mark in the ground she came to a rolling stop. Laying their seemingly out, her right index finger twitched as she slowly began to pick her self up before falling to one knee; grasping her left arm she wondered if it had been broken in the impact. "Ngh!" she yelped as her attempt to move it caused a sharp pain.

In the distance she could see Iron Gate, the rising plumes of smoke and hear the faint sounds of explosions. "I-I have to get back." She attempts to stand again but once more falls back to one knee.

((out of the battle but might as well post the after math unless Wily has another way of doing what comes next?))
(Nope, this works perfectly.)

"I would not do that if I were you."

A shadowy figure suddenly appeared before Aya.

"We meet again. Or I should say. We finally meet."

"Dammit!" Sakura cried as she aimed her Electric Kunai right at Napalm Man.

(I have no idea what Calien should do battle wise.)
The electric kunai connected with the chemicals from the Professor's flasks, resulting in a large explosion. Napalm Master was blasted back, and flew into the burning ruins of the monastery. He got back to his feet, but there was some damage on his body. Enraged, he jumped out from the debris, and landed behind the growing group. He aimed his arms upward...

"Napalm... BOMBS!!"
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 04, 2015, 07:36:34 AM
Realizing that he wasn't reduced to a smoldering oily stain on the ground, the Professor pulled himself to his feet and looked around.  He wasn't quite sure what to do, as he was never trained to fight.  He created weapons, but he never received proper training.

Digging around in his bag, he produced another flask and hobbled a distance away from the group so as not to interfere with their fighting.  Rearing back, he hurled the flask at Napalm Master.  His throw was too short, however, and the flask hit the ground in front of the behemoth.

After he threw the vial, he dropped to the ground again and covered his head with his arms and hood.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Phi on February 04, 2015, 07:46:52 AM
"Well not hide but definetely keep your distence." Sakura told "Maybe an Ice would be the best bet."

Pema perked up, "Okay, I won't let you down!"

She lightly bopped the tip of the staff against her forehead, closing her eyes, "Let's see, what's a good Ice spell I could use...? Ice spell, Ice spell, Ice spell..." She murmered incessantly to herself.

"You practiced your magic, didn't you? Come on, if you want to be the best Runemaster possible, you need to think quick on your feet. In a flash. Remember your training," Salem spoke.

"R-Right, right!" Pema nodded, the gems on the staff resonating brightly. Staying a safe enough distance from Napalm Master, she made a circular motion with Salem, causing six orbs of light to materialize around her.

Taking a deep breath, Pema snapped her fingers, the orbs of light suddenly crystallizing into large floating ice shards.

Lastly, she jammed the bottom of the staff into the ground with great force, "GO!"

The deadly ice shards soared through the air, aiming for Napalm Master.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Dr. Wily II on February 04, 2015, 07:54:28 AM
(No one's defending against the rain of Napalm Bombs? 8D)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 04, 2015, 07:56:35 AM
((Prof can't.  He's just going to dive to the ground again. *Goes to add that.*))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 04, 2015, 07:57:00 AM
(Probably doging them, Sakura doesn't have a sheild and Calien is waiting for a cool down so he can tgrow Prof's vial.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 04, 2015, 07:58:32 AM
((Wait, Calien got into the Prof's bag?  He has a limited inventory and had kept the bombs in another room.  They weren't in the main room he took them to.))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Phi on February 04, 2015, 08:00:51 AM
(No one's defending against the rain of Napalm Bombs? 8D)

(I already made the post before you posted that, but I was late with it. So... I guess we dodged it? I dunno, honestly...)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 04, 2015, 08:01:41 AM
(Oh I thought he dropped one on the battle field, my bad.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Dr. Wily II on February 04, 2015, 08:08:22 AM
(Oh well. More civilian casualties then!)

The flaskbang (Yes, I naming it that) exploded at Napalm Master's feet, causing him to stumble back, and affect the trajectory of his Napalm Bombs. The attack missed the group... And instead bombarded some of the still fleeing townsfolk. Buildings were not spared either.

As Napalm Master regained his footing, he felt something cold crashing into his body, dealing some piercing damage. The attack was more effective than he initially thought, and he fell to one knee for support.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 04, 2015, 08:12:23 AM
"Okay that seems to be working." Sakura said as she overode the Electricity with Ice "Now let's try this, ICE FANG!"

Sakura created a incoming Ice Slash heading towards Napalm Master while Calien took the opportunity to jump in the air and land on him with his axe.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 04, 2015, 08:18:19 AM
"Ice?  Ice?" The Professor lifted his head and looked at the others.  Getting to a seated position, he started digging through his bag. "Ice, you say?  Ice?"

Eventually, he produced a goldstone canister and tossed it to Sakura. "Open it and throw it!  Don't, don't t-touch the gel inside!  It will, it will, it will burn!  Freeze and burn!  Freeze burn!"
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 04, 2015, 08:20:36 AM
Making sure her Dad was out of the way Sakura opened it and chucked the concoction at Napalm Master as well.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Dr. Wily II on February 04, 2015, 08:25:32 AM
(Is that gel a freezer weapon? Or it just does freeze burns?)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 04, 2015, 08:26:20 AM
(Both? Freezing can create a burning sensation afterall.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 04, 2015, 08:27:09 AM
((It's a freezer gel.  Freezes on contact.  He could only keep it in a goldstone canister because it'd freeze everything else and his whole bag.  The concoction was mentioned to Aya back in the alley.  I just finally figured out what it should be, aside from something else that goes boom.))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Phi on February 04, 2015, 08:29:08 AM
"No! All those people...!" Pema cupped her hands over her mouth, "They... Those are innocent people!!" she screamed at the top of her lungs.

She gritted her teeth and stepped closer to Napalm Master.

"P-PEMA! Stop! Get away from him!" Salem shouted, flying backwards to drag Pema away from the enemy.

"But-" She began to protest.

"I understand how you're feeling, Pema. I really, really do. But, you can't let your emotions get the better of you. Think clearly. Assess your movements in the most logical manner possible," Salem spoke softly.

"... Al-Alright..." Pema exclaimed, though her voice was tinged with anger. A few light fixtures on the building flickered randomly at that moment, stopping as she attempted to calm herself down.

"Your mana..." Salem muttered briefly, then resumed speaking normally, "Okay, Pema, get ready to hit that bastard with another spell. I know you can do it." He reassured her.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Dr. Wily II on February 04, 2015, 08:30:22 AM
(Just had to sure crystallization is involved. :P And that next attack from Peam should do it.)

(Give me time, thanks.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 04, 2015, 08:32:54 AM
(You mean Pema's next attack will do him in?)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Dr. Wily II on February 04, 2015, 08:35:29 AM
Napalm Master gets hit squarely by the Ice Fang attack, and a divebombing axe. The axe was nothing, compared to that Ice Fang... Napalm Master was barely standing on one knee now.

"How could this be-"

His statement was cut short as he felt a sudden chill on his head, and he suddenly found himself encased inside an ice crystal of himself, unable to move.

(EDIT: Yes Sakura, Peam will get in that blow for justice. :P)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 04, 2015, 08:36:55 AM
(It was more like Calien dived bomb with his Axe.  In hindsight perhaps I should have made him have Earth Elemental Attacks too.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Dr. Wily II on February 04, 2015, 08:40:52 AM
(I'll edit that. Still nothing compared to Ice Fang though.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Phi on February 04, 2015, 08:49:00 AM
"Are you ready, partner?" Salem cried.

Pema nodded, "Yeah! This is for those innocent bystanders," she raised the staff above her head, white energy swirling around the top, "And so no one else has to get hurt!"

Electricity surrounded the swirling ball of energy emanating from the staff, aiming it at Napalm Master, "Let's do this... Together!!"

Pema twirled the staff and fired a huge bolt of lightning at Napalm Master, the intense kickback causing her to be pushed back slightly.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Dr. Wily II on February 04, 2015, 09:17:10 AM
The lightning bolt struck the frozen Napalm Master, and for a moment, it looked as though he could break free. However, a huge explosion soon erupted from the combination of ice, latent fire and lightning, completely destroying Napalm Master in a blaze of glory.

When the smoke and dust settled, a magical circle appeared where Napalm Master was, and there was a floating symbol above it.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 04, 2015, 09:20:27 AM
"What the hell is that?" Calien asked dumbfounded.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Dr. Wily II on February 04, 2015, 09:22:06 AM
Upon closer inspection, the symbol was 火, a Precursor symbol for Fire. If only someone with knowledge of the Precursors knew...

(So what this basically means is that Prof has details on this symbols, and the ritual is to stand in the magical circle and embrace the symbol to learn, in this case, Napalm Bomb.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 04, 2015, 09:27:18 AM
The Professor looked up wide-eyed at the symbol.  "Yes, yes, yes, that!  That, that, that symbol!"

He got to his feet and limped closer to it, all the while digging through his bag for a book.  Opening it to a specific page, he double-checked and then turned toward the rest of the group, pointing to his book.  "That, that is the symbol for Fire!  This, this... I've, I've, I've only read about this!  My, my, my m-master, my master had taught me about this.  This, this is, this is a m-magic circle..."

He hurriedly thumbed through his book some more. "Now, now, now, the Precursors, the Precursors, they... used these circles to invoke the tetragrammaton, which, which, which would allow them... them... ah it's in here somewhere..."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 04, 2015, 09:30:26 AM
"Precursors....does that mean our enemy has knowledge of the Precursors as well?" Calien pondered.

"I guess it would make sense if this guy is connected to that White Beard moron who took the Omni-Gem.  I can understand why the Queen couldn't prepare for that if that was the case." Sakura sighed.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 04, 2015, 09:35:04 AM
"AH!"

The Professor finally found the page he was looking for.

"To, to, to learn, to gain the knowledge, one, one m-must stand within the circle... Then, then, then if one is of sufficient... constitution, one m-must embrace the symbol.  This, this symbol, this symbol will grant the p-person knowledge on how... on how to... cast this, this... this particular spell."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 04, 2015, 09:39:06 AM
"So what you're saying is that someone has to have that Element in their spell library in order to learn the spell?" Calien stated.

"Since this one is Fire it looks like only Pema, Fxeni and I can actually learn it." Sakura continued.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Dr. Wily II on February 04, 2015, 09:40:14 AM
(So, when one embraces the symbol, in their minds, a Get Weapon tutorial will play, showing you the name to incite the spell, and how the weapon works. That's pretty much it.

One more thing!
Only one person can learn it. To balance things out.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 04, 2015, 09:43:26 AM
"Only... only one person can learn this," the Professor flipped a few pages to read, "So, so, so choose wisely."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 04, 2015, 09:44:26 AM
(So now we have to decide who gets it.

I also think I need to teach Calien some weapon element spells, like Earth for his Axe.  I wonder what others would be good for the Axe and Chain Sickle.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 04, 2015, 10:04:15 AM
After a few moments, the Professor's enthusiasm died down and he took a look around him, taking in all the devastation.  An entire block was leveled, but his eyes were drawn to the smoldering ruins of the monastery.

His home, his lab, his place of worship were all gone.

Putting his book in his bag and letting his bag slide off of his shoulder and onto the ground, he left it lay as he limped slowly toward the remains of the monastery.  The walls were crumbled to dust and the whole of the sanctuary had collapsed inward.  The parish and quarters were only barely standing; their interior exposed and the roof of one outlying wing had fallen into it.  Smoke rose in columns from the wreckage as scattered monks and friars picked their comrades out of the rubble and tried their best to make sense of it all.

The short monk dropped to his knees on the hardscrabble earth, gaping.  His entire livelihood was a smoking pile of broken mortar and stone masonry.

((And with that, must bed.))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Mr. Haxwell on February 04, 2015, 10:42:21 AM
(Oh how I hate it when chores take the fun out of it all.  >8|

I think I'll send Toshi to help out Aya's current situation, in the meantime.)

Racing through the outer walls of Iron Gate, Toshi hurried her way to Aya...

Toshi - "I hope the others are doing okay without me." she looked back over her shoulder in mid-run, before increasing her pace."Just please be okay Aya." she got the feeling Aya won't last long if she doesn't make it in time.

(I'll wait on either Aya or Wily to post before Toshi arrives on the scene.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Fxeni on February 04, 2015, 11:40:29 AM
(Well that was a fun battle and- oh. Screw it, going to arrive late on the scene for Shadow Master, because it wouldn't make sense otherwise.)

As Aya gets flung away, Fxeni makes the judgement call to not leave her alone. As he runs over, he suddenly realizes that fire began to rain down from the sky. He quickly puts up a barrier around himself, and has a hard time keeping it up under the barrage. The sheer force of the attack sends him to one knee. As the smoke clears, he sees the various bodies of civilians around him.

"Dammit..." Fxeni mutters to himself as he gets up as quickly as he can, and continues running to Aya.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Phi on February 04, 2015, 01:01:35 PM
(Why is there fire raining from the sky...?

And where is Aya exactly?)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Mr. Haxwell on February 04, 2015, 01:09:11 PM
(Knocked clear out of the ring town. Can't tell if she's in a forest or barren wilderness.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Dr. Wily II on February 04, 2015, 01:44:56 PM
(Why is there fire raining from the sky...?

And where is Aya exactly?)
(Let's just take it that this happened during the rain of Napalm Bombs that you all dodged, but hit the civilians instead.
The flaskbang (Yes, I naming it that) exploded at Napalm Master's feet, causing him to stumble back, and affect the trajectory of his Napalm Bombs. The attack missed the group... And instead bombarded some of the still fleeing townsfolk. Buildings were not spared either.

As for Aya, I'm going to finalise a few things with Blue regarding on what happens.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 04, 2015, 03:31:24 PM
Aya turned to the voice, she recognized it from the Emerald Forest, the one who attacked them before. Now in danger again she pushed herself to stand, biting her lip as her injured arm  argued her decision. "You-you were the one in the forest, are you the one who ordered this attack!?" she struggles to raise her blade onto her shoulder and take her combat stance.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Phi on February 04, 2015, 04:21:23 PM
Pema's grip on her staff tightened, her gaze falling on the wreckage and carnage that has claimed Iron Gate.

Her gaze now shifting to Napalm Master's remains, then finally, the ambers rising into the sky, "Why..." she muttered softly to herself, her voice trembling, "Why all the hate... and violence... What's the point? Why can't we all just live and be happy? Wh-Why are people always hurting each other...? I-I... will never understand..."

Pema gingerly wiped a tear from her eye, removing her hat and running her fingers through her light blue hair. With broken eyes, she stared at the ground, "When... will this all end?" Her voice was practically a whisper.

"I wish I knew the answer to that, myself. I really do..." Salem replied, cursing that he didn't have a body to comfort Pema when she needed it most.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Dr. Wily II on February 04, 2015, 04:53:13 PM
Aya turned to the voice, she recognized it from the Emerald Forest, the one who attacked them before. Now in danger again she pushed herself to stand, biting her lip as her injured arm  argued her decision. "You-you were the one in the forest, are you the one who ordered this attack!?" she struggles to raise her blade onto her shoulder and take her combat stance.
"My, my. Still so feisty after what my brute of a brother did. No, I did not order this attack. My great Master did."

Shadow Master nonchalantly reappeared right in front of Aya, staring down into her eyes.

"As for your companions... I think they will like my little surprise... But enough about them. My Master has plans for you. Grand plans. But he never did specify if he wanted you alive... OR DEAD!"



(Well that was a fun battle and- oh. Screw it, going to arrive late on the scene for Shadow Master, because it wouldn't make sense otherwise.)

As Aya gets flung away, Fxeni makes the judgement call to not leave her alone. As he runs over, he suddenly realizes that fire began to rain down from the sky. He quickly puts up a barrier around himself, and has a hard time keeping it up under the barrage. The sheer force of the attack sends him to one knee. As the smoke clears, he sees the various bodies of civilians around him.

"Dammit..." Fxeni mutters to himself as he gets up as quickly as he can, and continues running to Aya.
(Oh how I hate it when chores take the fun out of it all.  >8|

I think I'll send Toshi to help out Aya's current situation, in the meantime.)

Racing through the outer walls of Iron Gate, Toshi hurried her way to Aya...

Toshi - "I hope the others are doing okay without me." she looked back over her shoulder in mid-run, before increasing her pace."Just please be okay Aya." she got the feeling Aya won't last long if she doesn't make it in time.

(I'll wait on either Aya or Wily to post before Toshi arrives on the scene.)
(I'm taking the approach that the 2 of you are on separate routes to the same "destination".)

As the 2 approached wherever they think Aya was, they were individually ambushed by various strange creatures. Large frogs that spit out mini-frogs... Weird umbrella creatures that slowly descended in a zig-zag manner... Sacks with legs running with fuses on their heads... Winged insects... Humans riding on giant frogs?

It seemed that these beings will not let the 2 get to their destination easily.

(OK, setting some stuff now. Since these are grunts, I will not control them. You will orchestra your own battles, but please, PLEASE, do not be TOO one-sided. Plus, this grunt battle will last until me and Blue settle our own battle for answers. I highly appreciate if you do not interfere. However, once you can, we'll let you know.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 04, 2015, 05:00:31 PM
Aya had heard enough, this confirmed her suspicious that they worked for White Beard, she couldn't die here not until she had returned the Omni-Gem to the floating city. Unable to use both hands to wield her weapon she puts her momentum into her one handed-swing trying to crush Shadow Master with the blade through a brute force attack.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Dr. Wily II on February 04, 2015, 05:07:53 PM
The attack cut through smoke, as Shadow Master had shifted positions again, this time, back to where he first appeared.

"I take that as your answer then."

Shadow Master suddenly started to hop in small bounds.

"Shadow Blades!"

Large 4-pointed stars magically appeared in Shadow Master's hands, and he threw them in succession at Aya.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 04, 2015, 05:16:49 PM
Aya spins on the spot, swinging her blade to counter the attack, three of the stars shatter on the blade it's self while the last makes it's mark cutting lightly her left hip before embedding in the ground behind her. Aya's stance breaks slightly as she winches in pain. "Ngh!"

It became rather clear she was doomed if she kept fighting at range, ignoring the pain as her broken arm shifts with her movement she jumps high into the air and attempts to come crashing down on top of Shadow Master after shifting the blade into it's lance form.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Dr. Wily II on February 04, 2015, 05:24:45 PM
Just as Aya was about to crash onto Shadow Master, he stopped hopping, and slid away, stopping at a short distance before he resumed his hopping.

"Very feisty. But lacking skill."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 04, 2015, 05:30:38 PM
Aya trembled as the impact shot pain up her broken arm, biting her lip she turned and attempted to stab at Shadow Master as he landed with the lance. "Stop running!" she hissed getting visibly enraged by the mocking tone, however her wild attacks lacked any real thought and against a clam opponent would be unlikely to land a hit.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Dr. Wily II on February 04, 2015, 05:47:16 PM
"My, my. My Master had such high hopes for you..."

Shadow Master continued to dodge Aya's attacks with ease, before finally punching her right in the gut. As Aya bent over, Shadow Master used his elbow to slam Aya into the ground.

"To think that you were the Guardian of the Omni-Gem... No wonder that coot pirate has it. Where's all the potential my Master claimed you have? What a disappointment to the Precursors..."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 04, 2015, 05:53:48 PM
Aya coughs several times from the stomach punch, her good hand clenches out of anger her fingers digging into the dirt. "N-not dead yet." she mumbles as the lance shifts to a gauntlet over her dominant arm and glows generating the barrier spell, Shadow Master finds himself hit by kinetic force and sent flying back. Despite the time she bought she was finding it hard to even move now, her injuries and the wasting of her mana through shifting her weapons' form and summoning a barrier had begun to weaken her, she'd need to find a weak point soon.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Dr. Wily II on February 04, 2015, 06:13:15 PM
Shadow Master crashed into a nearby tree, snapping it in half. As he slowly stood up, there was a look of disbelief, and then anger, on Shadow Master's face.

"No one... No one... NO ONE HAS EVER HIT ME!!"

In a rage, Shadow Master stopped hopping, and in a half-squat position, threw out multiple Shadow Blades. However this time, there was a visible pattern, with safe spots.

(So yea, Aya "broke" Shadow. :P And I'm crashing myself. *snaps a tree*)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 04, 2015, 06:19:59 PM
His reaction gave Aya hope there was a way out of this yet, his angry counter attack left some rather obvious safe spots; taking a deep breath she maintained the barrier long enough to block the first star, standing and then dashing through the barrage as they continued to land short of their intended target. With her mana dangerously low now she could only afford to shift her weapon once more and her blade would have to do.

hoisting the sword onto her shoulder she continued to charge at the bewildered Shadow Master and giving every bit of energy she had left into her attack she brought the blade crashing down, however her exhaustion and injuries had affected her balance and she came short of cleaving the ninja in two, although her strike would leave a gash across his chest assuming he'd be unable to dodge.

((Don't want to kill a possible rival so soon! And I doubt he'd even angry allow himself to die so quick anyway  8D ))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 04, 2015, 06:39:22 PM
(So should Farah come to try to heal everyone who is not dead and put out the fire with her Mastery over wind?)

Sakura looked over Pema and immediately hugged the girl.

"I'm so sorry Pema." Sakura whispered "I'm really sorry."

Calien went over to the Professor to try to see if he could snap him out of it.

"Professor....some of these people are still alive and they need help.....I can't heal them all by myself....are would you be able to help me?" Calien said slowly.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Mr. Haxwell on February 04, 2015, 07:37:59 PM
As the 2 approached wherever they think Aya was, they were individually ambushed by various strange creatures. Large frogs that spit out mini-frogs... Weird umbrella creatures that slowly descended in a zig-zag manner... Sacks with legs running with fuses on their heads... Winged insects... Humans riding on giant frogs?

It seemed that these beings will not let the 2 get to their destination easily.

(OK, setting some stuff now. Since these are grunts, I will not control them. You will orchestra your own battles, but please, PLEASE, do not be TOO one-sided. Plus, this grunt battle will last until me and Blue settle our own battle for answers. I highly appreciate if you do not interfere. However, once you can, we'll let you know.)

Coming to a full stop, Toshi counts far too many annoyances to pass through. She realizes she has no choice but to fight her way through. The land apparently doesn't look like it has enough underground water to make her task easy for her.

Toshi - "Confounded vermin! I will not let you get in my way." without allowing any attempts to pursuit, she swiped both hands with her sharp nails; drawing more blood than necessary, before forming the hand signs for the summoning jutsu... "Kuchiyose no Jutsu!" as she presses both hands down on the ground; a puff of smoke permeates the air; and as the smoke clears, Grifter and Riyalie appears.

Grifter - "Well, it's about time." his anthropomorphic Pidgeot appearance sports a rather commando-like outfit wielding a high-tech semi-automatic long barreled snipe rifle.

Riyalie - "You rrrrang." she purrs out to Toshi as she got her circular saw shaped broadaxe ready.

But Toshi was not done yet; reaching into her pouch she flinged what looks like a brass knuckle into the air, it immediately deploys itself into a katar shaped weapon. Then pulling out the staff it extended to it's quarterstaff shape.

As Toshi held the staff up... "Ronginasu no Yari... assemble!" The katar as if magnetized merged itself with the staff; turning it into a spear.

Grifter - "Woah nelly!" he whistle through his beak, "You sure not messing around are you."

As a swarm of the winged insectoids closed in, the the three scattered, to fight different groups of the enemy.

(I'm going to wait a little before beginning my battle, in case Fxeni posts next.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Phi on February 04, 2015, 08:03:09 PM
"Ms. Sakura..." Pema hugged her tightly, tears streaming freely from her eyes as she had someone to comfort her, "Thank you."

She sniffled, and hastily wiped her eyes, "I... I wanna help! Should we go into town and help the people there? I can put out the fires with one of my Ice spells. Please, I... just wanna help!"

Pema's demeanor was sharper than ever.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 04, 2015, 08:22:25 PM
(So should Farah come to try to heal everyone who is not dead and put out the fire with her Mastery over wind?)

Sakura looked over Pema and immediately hugged the girl.

"I'm so sorry Pema." Sakura whispered "I'm really sorry."

Calien went over to the Professor to try to see if he could snap him out of it.

"Professor....some of these people are still alive and they need help.....I can't heal them all by myself....are would you be able to help me?" Calien said slowly.

It took a moment, but the Professor finally heard him. "Oh?  Oh, oh, yes, yes, of course..."

He finally got to his feet and went to retrieve his bag.  He had the foresight to bring curatives, and he dug through his bag to give a few to Calien.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 04, 2015, 09:24:04 PM
"Ms. Sakura..." Pema hugged her tightly, tears streaming freely from her eyes as she had someone to comfort her, "Thank you."

She sniffled, and hastily wiped her eyes, "I... I wanna help! Should we go into town and help the people there? I can put out the fires with one of my Ice spells. Please, I... just wanna help!"

Pema's demeanor was sharper than ever.
"Yeah that sounds like a good idea, I might be able to help with that too.  I may not be a mage but I had to learn spells to be able to enchant my sword with the element so I can cast spells even if they aren't nearly as strong as yours.  That should be enough to put out a few fires." Sakura nodded.

It took a moment, but the Professor finally heard him. "Oh?  Oh, oh, yes, yes, of course..."

He finally got to his feet and went to retrieve his bag.  He had the foresight to bring curatives, and he dug through his bag to give a few to Calien.
"Okay we need to get these out immediately, though I don't know how many we'll be able to save.  Wish we had an extra hand here." Calien said as his expression looked grave. 

"<CALIEN!>" A feminine voice shouted.

Calien's eyes widened as he saw the person he was worried about a moment ago running up to him with her oak staff, Farah.

"<Farah, what the hell are you doing here you should have-!>" Calien started when Farah slapped him to interrupt him "<OUCH!>"

"<Don't waste time arguing with me right now!>" Farah said a bit angered as she unwrapped her bandana revealing pointed ears much like Calien's and Sakura's "<I heard what you said about needing help, if we hurry and split up we can help a lot more people!  I know we haven't seen each other in years and we're worried about each other but we have to help these guys first!  Even though I'm not as good in the healing department like Nerine is I'm still a Priestess of the Gods gosh darn it, and I'm sure as hell not going to let that go to waste when I'm needed most!>"

Calien's eyes widened before he came back to his senses.

"<I'm sorry, you're right, we need to hurry.>" Calien nodded.

"<Of course I'm right.>" Farah nodded as she turned and started to walk away her staff and eyes glowing an ethereal Green and a mysterious symbol appeared on her hands "<We'll talk when this is all over.>"

"<Be careful.> Calien said as he turned back to the Professor "I'm going to head further into the city to cover more ground, do you think you can stay here and take care of the people here?"

(I was going to say the symbol appeared on her forehead.....but then I remembered I gave her a hime cut on her bangs.....curse you hindsight!)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 04, 2015, 09:43:57 PM
The Professor gave a slow nod.  He was still in shock, but trying to collect himself enough to help.  His gaze kept going to the ruined monastery.

Getting to his feet, he limped back to help cure and heal who he could, and stabilize who he could not.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 04, 2015, 09:45:41 PM
Calien immediately rushed out when he saw the Professor start his work and told Sakura to keep an eye on him and Pema.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Mr. Haxwell on February 04, 2015, 09:46:57 PM
(I'm so going to have trouble catching up since it's late already. Hopefully the next 2 pages of posts doesn't screw over everything I was planning to do.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 04, 2015, 09:49:17 PM
(Well Fxeni is the only other person who's currently in the same situation as you are so hopefully you won't get too far behind there.  Just remember to drag it out a little bit and don't force victory immediately like Wily said.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 04, 2015, 09:50:15 PM
((The Prof is just going to heal people, so zombie him when you need to.))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Fxeni on February 04, 2015, 11:48:03 PM
(Let's just take it that this happened during the rain of Napalm Bombs that you all dodged, but hit the civilians instead.)
(Yes, this. I figured I made that obvious with the mention of the civilian bodies, but apparently not.)

(I'm going to wait a little before beginning my battle, in case Fxeni posts next.)
(Don't wait, we're in two separate areas.)

Fxeni stops in his tracks as he sees the strange assortment of enemies before him. His eyes narrow as he makes his spear appear. Without anyone around him to get caught up in the attacks, he could go all out. He began to focus his mana, and a runic circle began to appear below him. The small frogs began to advance upon him as he chanted.

"O darkened storm cloud, loose thy blade and run mine enemies through! Thunder Blade!"

A blade of lightning struck the earth, taking a few of the group out. A bunch of the small frogs approached him in the meantime, and began to pounce. He jumped backwards to dodge their attacks, and as he landed he swiftly began to twirl his spear in the air. When they attacked anew he slammed the spear into the ground, which generated a large gust of sharp wind upwards cutting them to pieces.

While he recovered momentarily from this attack, a few of the umbrellas snuck up on him. They pelted him one after the other, knocking him around. The first smacked him in the back, destabilizing him. The next hit him square in the side of the head, knocking him over. As he was on the ground, the sack with legs ran over to him and seemed to be ready to explode.

"Crap crap crap!" Fxeni exclaimed as he focused his mana under him. As the sack got ever closer, he released his mana which sent him into the air, narrowly escaping the exploding sack. He landed on the ground destabilized, but began chanting another spell.

I've got to reach Aya somehow! he thinks as focuses, preparing his next spell.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 05, 2015, 12:55:18 AM
As Calien ran through the city to look for civilians he spotted one in the distance unconscious and made a bee line for them.  As he got closer he noticed the Friar robes and recognized him as the Friar who tried to help him find Pema.

"<Good he's still alive...hope I can save him.>" Calien thought as he started to chant "Spirits of Life, return him to the waking world!  Raise!" 

Holy light from Calien penetrated the friar curing some of the wounds on his body.  The friar eventually started to wake up to see Calien looking at him.

"Good to see you're alive good sir." Calien sighed in relief as he began to chant for Cura.

The Friar's vision started to get clearer as Calien finished chanting his spell and he got a better look at him as he casted Cura on him...and his ears.

"You....you....Oh my god!" the Friar gasped as he pointed his finger at him screamed in fear.

"Yes, yes I know I look like some sort of demon even though I'm not even remotely close to one and can use holy magic, blah, blah, blah, etcetera, etcetera, I. get. it." Calien said in an very annoyed tone with appropriate hand waves "Look this isn't the time for that.  You need to get out of here and help anyone else still evacuating, there's a lot of people in need of your assistance so-"

"DEMONS!" The friar shouted "HELP, DEMONS HAVE DESCENDED UPON US!  RUN!  EVERY MAN FOR THEMSELVES!"

The friar quickly got up and started to run from Calien.  At a pathetically slow pace due to his robe.

".....Orrrrr you can just run like some gutless coward even though I just saved your life and doing what should be your job.  That works." Calien sighed as he got up before he yelled one last thing to him "AND FOR THE RECORD I THINK A REAL HOLY MAN WOULD PUT AWAY PERSONAL BIAS FOR THE SAKE OF TRULY HELPING THOSE IN NEED.  ESPECIALLY AT A TIME LIKE THIS!"

With a shake of his head Calien continued on to help anyone else who needed it.

(Well Sakura had to get her snark from somewhere.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 05, 2015, 01:08:28 AM
((You'd think they'd be used to that by now, what with the Prof being essentially a "demon" in a "house of god."))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 05, 2015, 01:10:47 AM
(I know right, I think it's the fact that a 'demon' saved his life or something.  Not to mention a 'demon' that's way stronger physically and much more intimidating than the Prof.  Calien is kind of buff despite being kind of lean.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Dr. Wily II on February 05, 2015, 01:25:12 AM
Shadow Master did not notice Aya's last-ditch attack, until he felt a sharp pain on his chest. He screamed in pain as he dropped to one knee. Looking up, he saw Aya, barely holding it herself, still moving through sheer willpower.

"To think... That I... Could suffer... Such humiliation... You truly are... The Key..."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 05, 2015, 03:31:31 AM
Aya holds the blade just short of Shadow Master's neck. "Talk--tell me who your master is and what he knows about me, what is the key nonsense!?" Her arm trembles lightly, and she wonders how she's still standing let alone holding her weapons till.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Dr. Wily II on February 05, 2015, 03:45:57 AM
"Hehe... You think that... Just because you managed to damage me... I'll tell you everything? Hehe... Fine... I'll tell you this much... My Master... Is the great Albertus the Wiley... As for your origins... As well as this Key business... You just have it find it out yourself... If you can survive until then!"

Shadow Master started to grasp his face with his right hand, and laughed.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 05, 2015, 03:50:00 AM
The urge to finish this nut case off was rather high but she suppressed it for the moment, if he was telling the truth her friends were in danger right now. "Get out out of my sight, if I ever see you again I won't show any mercy." she pulls back the blade and turns slowly limping toward Iron Gate.

(I wonder if that was a smart idea in hindsight.  8D ))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Phi on February 05, 2015, 03:52:42 AM
"Yeah that sounds like a good idea, I might be able to help with that too.  I may not be a mage but I had to learn spells to be able to enchant my sword with the element so I can cast spells even if they aren't nearly as strong as yours.  That should be enough to put out a few fires." Sakura nodded.

"Mm-hm, let's work together!" Pema nodded, the two of them making their way into town.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Dr. Wily II on February 05, 2015, 04:02:15 AM
Seeing Aya limping away, Shadow Master's laugh turned slightly deranged. He then went slightly limp... As if sensing something from Iron Gate.

"Hahaha... It seems that my brother has fallen... Hahaha... HAHAHAHAHAHA!! IMPRESSIVE!! IF YOU TRULY WANT TO KNOW, YOU DO BEST TO SURVIVE... WE SHALL MEET AGAIN AT SKULL COVE CITADEL!!

Shadow Master then threw one last Shadow Blade at Aya's back, before disappearing.


(Ok, after Blue updates again... Fxeni, TENK, you two can finish up your battles.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 05, 2015, 04:11:19 AM
Aya's eyes widen as she feels a sharp pain in her back, the star luckily doesn't embed it's self in too far but it had caught her completely off guard, perhaps naively assuming her foe would simply run rather than capitalize on her mercy. Her blade vanishes in a ball of light and she roughly falls to her knees, struggling she reaches back with her remaining good arm and pulls the throwing star away before she finally collapses forward too exhausted to move anymore.

((Alberto will be angry he failed his mission AND lost one of his brothers though.  8D ))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Dr. Wily II on February 05, 2015, 04:16:04 AM
(Ego problems. And I doubt Shadow will openly return to Skull Cove Citadel. 8D)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 05, 2015, 04:22:02 AM
((Who will he send next? XD))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Dr. Wily II on February 05, 2015, 04:34:06 AM
(*shrug* Maybe Ring Master. 8D)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Fxeni on February 05, 2015, 04:40:52 AM
"Grant mine enemies a final rest. Flame Blast!"

Fire erupted in the middle of a group of the umbrellas, setting them aflame. A few of them dropped into a group of the sack bombs below them, setting off their fuses prematurely. Fxeni took a deep breath as he gathered his focus on the remaining enemies who were distracted by their friends exploding. He ran forward to attack them, however they quickly regained their composure and began firing.

Fxeni grunts as an energy bolt grazes the side of his body. He does his best to ignore the burning, and continues rushing. Another bolt was about to hit him, but he brought up his barrier at the last second. He didn't hold it up for long, since he was starting to feel a bit drained from all the mana use.

The humanoids riding the frog-like machines began to speak amongst each other, although Fxeni was too far away to tell what they were saying. They nodded to each other, and suddenly a massive barrage of energy bolts headed his way. He dodged and weaved through the bolts to the best of his ability, but is unable to dodge them all. As he starts getting grazed by bolts all over, he sends a sudden burst of air under his feet which sends him up into the air.

The humanoids are confused by this, and lose track of Fxeni. One looks up and figures out what happened, but it was too late for him. Fxeni's spear shattered through the humanoids' mechanical head as he landed on top of the frog-like machine.

Right... interesting magitech... seems simple enough to use, Fxeni says as he grasps at the controls. He begins firing at the other humanoids, taking them out one by one until only two remained. They fired upon Fxeni's hijacked frog until it started to tumble over.

"This ends now!" Fxeni says as he springs himself forward with another gust of wind at his feet. He focuses wind into his spear and lets it loose at one of the humanoids, scattering it into pieces as the wind mana is released upon contact.

He lands right next to the other humanoid. The humanoid is ready for Fxeni, and punches him right in the gut. Fxeni is knocked over to the edge of the frog's cockpit, and the humanoid takes another swing at him. Fxeni ducks, gathers wind into his gauntlet, and thrusts it through the humanoid's chest shattering it and his gauntlet. The humanoid falls over into the controls, breaking them. The frog falls over, sending Fxeni rolling out onto the ground.

He lays there for a moment, gathering up the will to get up. He slowly gets up, looking at the ground. There's stains of red mixing in with the ground. He exhales deeply and walks over to where his spear lay. He pulled it out of whatever remained of the humanoid it was impaled in, and made it disappear.

He looked around to gather his bearings. The area around the fight was filled with flames and wreckage, smoke spilling upwards into the sky. Once he figures out where he was heading, he goes off to find Aya.

(Gonna wait for TENK; I figure we'll both get to Aya around the same time.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 05, 2015, 04:44:03 AM
(Should I send Farah for a Deus ex Machina when you get to Aya since I don't think any of you are capable of healing?  Probably would say the excuse is that she wants to help the people who took shealter outside of town.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 05, 2015, 04:46:15 AM
((Prof can heal and I can contrive a way for him to head out there.))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Fxeni on February 05, 2015, 04:46:33 AM
(I dunno; I assumed we could drag her back. Don't think Fxeni would be able to do it alone in his current state, but with Toshi it may be doable.

Your way could work too though.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 05, 2015, 04:50:58 AM
((Prof can heal and I can contrive a way for him to head out there.))
(He'd probably stay with Sakura since Calien told her to take care of him too, plus Farah can teleport, literally.)

(I dunno; I assumed we could drag her back. Don't think Fxeni would be able to do it alone in his current state, but with Toshi it may be doable.

Your way could work too though.)
(Okay I'll do that when you find Aya.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 05, 2015, 04:53:39 AM
((I can very easily get him out to Aya.  He's actually the closest, as the monastery and the inn are some of the first buildings in the town.  And after the Friar's reaction to Calien, and thus everyone else, I doubt the townsfolk will let the Prof help.  Thus, he can be sent out without a problem.  That and he's a cleric.  His job is to be a heal stick.))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 05, 2015, 04:55:59 AM
(But....I want to use Farah more before she disappers from the story for who knows how long.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 05, 2015, 05:00:55 AM
((The thing is, at this point, the Prof is rather extraneous to the party.  Everyone else can fulfill his role.  The only thing he can really bring to the table is healing.  He's not a fighter; he's a support character.))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Fxeni on February 05, 2015, 05:02:19 AM
(... Why not just have both go? At least two people will need to be healed, perhaps three.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 05, 2015, 05:04:35 AM
((Why not just send the Prof the help aya and have Farah remain to help the civilians? The group doesn't all need to go help Aya anyway.))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 05, 2015, 05:05:14 AM
(... Why not just have both go? At least two people will need to be healed, perhaps three.)
(I guess so, I was just saying the Prof has plenty of oppotunities to do what he does because he's going to be coming with the party, Farah doesn't because she's going to be going to a different place.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Dr. Wily II on February 05, 2015, 05:07:28 AM
(Note to self: There will be no Flame Master.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 05, 2015, 05:08:05 AM
(.....What?)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Fxeni on February 05, 2015, 05:08:35 AM
(Note to self: There will be no Flame Master.)
(Why's that?)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Phi on February 05, 2015, 05:09:12 AM
(Note to self: There will be no Flame Master.)

(Why, 'cause Pema could just frost him to death? 8D)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 05, 2015, 05:10:02 AM
(Not to mention the Prof's Freeze Burn concoction.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 05, 2015, 05:11:15 AM
((Toshi seems to be water themed as well in her attacks. That is a lot of bonus damage to a fire user. XD))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 05, 2015, 05:11:42 AM
After encountering similar reactions from other civilians who decried him to be a "demon," the Professor moved away from the destruction.  He made his way to the town gates, offering his help along the way, but was turned down.  His head hung low as he limped along, his mind a flurry of thoughts and emotions, of how his livelihood was destroyed, along with his home.

No doubt the other monks would try to pin the blame on him.  After all, he did set fire to the monastery basement earlier.

Heaving a sigh, the short monk limped through the gate and down the road.  After a long walk away from the town as he was lost in thought, he finally glanced up and saw Aya and hurried his pace.

((Screw it, I'm sending him out anyway.  Send out Farah if you want.  They can combine their efforts, but I'm still sending the Prof out regardless.))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 05, 2015, 05:15:42 AM
In a slurry of Green Wind Farah teleport outside of town close to the Prof.  She finsihed her section of town much quicker because her wind magic also included a teleportation spell.

"What the, why's the little guy out here?" She blinked before she saw Aya in a heap of herself "But I can worry about that later!"

She ran up to Aya as well examining her wounds to see what course of action should be taken.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 05, 2015, 05:18:30 AM
((Wait how did she know where to teleport?))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 05, 2015, 05:19:47 AM
(She's been outside before and figured that there would be people outside the gates who would need medical attention.  Aya is close to the gate right?)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Fxeni on February 05, 2015, 05:21:02 AM
(So uhh... no waiting? Alright I suppose.)

Fxeni limped over to Aya's location, and sees her hunched on the ground.

"Dammit, I'm too late..." Fxeni mutters as he approaches. He sees the chicken lady and the Prof approaching Aya as well.

How the heck did they get by all those enemies? he wonders to himself.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 05, 2015, 05:21:22 AM
((No she was sent flying further. How about Fara help Fxeni and prof help Aya? Then no one gets left out for things to do.))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Dr. Wily II on February 05, 2015, 05:22:09 AM
(To all questions why there is no Flame Master... Fxeni used FLAME BURST against Shadow Master's grunts. Now... What is Flame Man's weapon? FLAME BURST 8U

I'm ASHAMED OF ALL OF YOU 8U)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Fxeni on February 05, 2015, 05:24:17 AM
(To all questions why there is no Flame Master... Fxeni used FLAME BURST against Shadow Master's grunts. Now... What is Flame Man's weapon? FLAME BURST 8U

I'm ASHAMED OF ALL OF YOU 8U)
(Technically used a different one, but that could be easily changed to a fireball or somesuch if that would work better.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 05, 2015, 05:24:32 AM
((Whoops!  Okay, he's been wandering for a while unnoticed.))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 05, 2015, 05:25:35 AM
(I guess I'm fine with that, though I'm not going to really rewrite it since I don't know how and Fxeni would have to rewrite too.)

"Ah you're hurt too?!" Farah cried as she saw Fxeni's terrible state "Please let me help you!"
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 05, 2015, 05:28:39 AM
(lets just say that he stumbled on her location then the others ect..)

The professor finds Aya lying face down in the dirt barely conscious, her arm is clearly broken and there are numerous cuts along her body likely from the various throwing stars scattered around the area. The stab wound on he back however is the most worrying injury as she is bleeding out rather badly now.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Fxeni on February 05, 2015, 05:31:26 AM
"I had a less than pleasant run in on the way to Aya here," Fxeni said as he walked over to Aya. "Hope she's ok..."

(Changing it to Flame Blast, by the by. Wouldn't want to limit the Doc in his creativity of killing all of us 8D)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 05, 2015, 05:34:33 AM
"She looks like she's in bad shape." Farah said as she helped carry Fxeni to Aya before she noticed the Prof was there "....Hey why is that little guy out here.....Calien told him to help the town's people close to that weird symbol."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 05, 2015, 05:38:17 AM
"Oh, oh, oh dear... Oh dear, dear, dear..." Shaking his head, the Professor dropped his bag and dug through it, producing various vials, jars, and smaller bags.  Opening one of the jars, he scooped out a blob of some thick resin and used it to pack the wound. "This, this m-may sting... but, but, but it will seal it..."

Smearing more of the resin on top of the stopped wound, he applied a poultice and covered it with a bandage.

Cleaning his hands, he assessed the broken arm.  "I, I, I will need to set that, and, and I can assure you that it will hurt."

He rolled up a blob of resin and handed it to Aya to bite down.  Carefully, he placed both hands solidly on Aya's arm, both above and below the break. "I will c-count to three.  On three, I'll, I'll, I'll set it.  I do advise you b-bite down on that.  Ready?  One... two... THREE!"
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 05, 2015, 05:40:52 AM
(Wasn't Aya unconcious?)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 05, 2015, 05:42:27 AM
(lets just say that he stumbled on her location then the others ect..)

The professor finds Aya lying face down in the dirt barely conscious

((Emphasis mine.))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 05, 2015, 05:45:26 AM
(Oops! -u-')
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 05, 2015, 05:46:38 AM
((barely conscious))

"Ngh!!!" Aya's cry of pain as the bone is set is rather loud to everyone near by even biting on resin, she nearly knocks the Prof over as her legs kick out of their own free will. Luckily his efforts succeed, the bleeding stopped and her arm set Aya begins to calm although her breathing seems to reveal she's still in rather a lot of pain. It will however be a little while before she is lucid again.

Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Fxeni on February 05, 2015, 05:47:50 AM
"He's attending to her wounds at least... that's good," Fxeni said, feeling a little bit more relieved. "Looks painful though. I guess I should get mine treated too..."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 05, 2015, 05:52:17 AM
"Leave that to me!" Farah said as she began to chant in the same Language only Calien and Sakura know "<XXXXX Goddess of XXXXX, please lend me your strength, White Wind!>"

A gentle wind swepted all around Fxeni as his wounds were healed and his energy was rejuvinated.

(So many X's for censoring obvious stuff yay!)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 05, 2015, 05:52:43 AM
Satisfied, the Professor went about combining another resin with strips of bandages.  After a few minutes of fiddling, he fashioned a cast out of cloth, bandages, and a strong-smelling resin, which began to harden.  The cast was just enough to brace and protect the arm, without impeding its movement too much.

"Now, now, now to address those cuts..." the short monk set about applying a poultice to the more minor slashes, while packing the deeper cuts with the resin that he used before.  After he was finished, he selected a specific vial from his collection and uncapped it.  Lifting Aya's head, he fed her the liquid inside. "This should, this should help you regain your strength."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 05, 2015, 05:56:34 AM
Aya coughs a little at the liquid but it does have an oddly rejuvenating effect on her despite it's bitter taste. "Th-thank you." she says her voice a little weak still but certainly better than when they found her.

((She's likely okay to question about the attack now if anyone wants.))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Fxeni on February 05, 2015, 05:57:57 AM
"... Wind magic? That heals? Huh... learn something new all the time," Fxeni says, feeling his wounds healing gradually. He looked over at Aya as the Prof did his work.

"Are you alright Aya? You look like you've had it rough," Fxeni said as he sat down on the ground next to her, wincing from the pain of the wounds that were not quite fully healed.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 05, 2015, 06:05:21 AM
"T-That ninja from the forest attacked me, he's been trailing us this whole time. He-he thinks I'm the "key" to something, or rather his master seems to think so. Alberto-Alberto the Wily he said. I think that man is related to the pirate who stole the Omni-Gem."

Aya glanced down at her arm, she began to wonder how much Shadow Master and this Alberto really knew about her.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Fxeni on February 05, 2015, 06:10:52 AM
"Related to White Beard? That's not good. I'm guessing this Alberto is the one that sent all these mechanoids our way. Not looking forward to dealing with more of that." Fxeni said as he moved his hand with the broken gauntlet around. He thought about what Aya said for a moment, then looked over at the professor.

"Prof, any idea what they might mean about Aya here being a Key?"
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 05, 2015, 06:15:51 AM
"Ninja?" Farah said "And he's been trailing you?  What the hell has Calien got himself into this time?"
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 05, 2015, 06:17:54 AM
"Related to White Beard? That's not good. I'm guessing this Alberto is the one that sent all these mechanoids our way. Not looking forward to dealing with more of that." Fxeni said as he moved his hand with the broken gauntlet around. He thought about what Aya said for a moment, then looked over at the professor.

"Prof, any idea what they might mean about Aya here being a Key?"

The Professor was too busy putting his things away and he didn't readily hear Fxeni, or even the discussion at large.  He shook his head. "No, I'm, I'm I'm afraid not..."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 05, 2015, 06:19:48 AM
Aya cringes as she sits up slowly tired of laying the dirt. "Ugn--what about Iron Gate?" she inquired.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Fxeni on February 05, 2015, 06:22:22 AM
"Some of it got bombed, as far as I know... I was caught in one of the blasts. Maybe the other two have more info, I was busy dealing with mechanoids on my way here," Fxeni said as he looked back and forth between the Prof and Farah.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 05, 2015, 06:22:59 AM
"The city has mostly been destroyed, Calien's daughter and that little girl are putting out the fires while Calien himself is probably still trying find people that need to be healed." Farah sighed "What a mess, that Alberto causes way more destruction than some ancient Evil that comes who knows when."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 05, 2015, 06:27:26 AM
"If-If I never came here this would have not happened, maybe I should travel alone--if you all stay close to me White Beard's people may hurt you too." She runs her hand through her hair looking visibly horrified with recent events.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Fxeni on February 05, 2015, 06:29:21 AM
"Bah, I've been through worse... besides, without some help you might not have made it much further," Fxeni said as he pointed at her cast. "Besides, as I've said before, I have some bones to pick with him."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 05, 2015, 06:32:41 AM
"I don't know what your relationship with Calien is, but I know he wouldn't accept that.  His sense of Justice wouldn't allow it, it's the way his people are to be honest.  They're warriors and protectors by blood and trade, he'd rather die than to allow someone like you to come to harm if he could prevent it." Farah stated.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 05, 2015, 06:35:56 AM
Aya sighs "Injuries or not I must continue my journey, over the jagged peaks to skull cove then I-we can all end this so no one else gets hurt for my mistakes!"

(Travel over the Jagged Peaks is quite dangerous, we'd need a guide at the very least. It would be a breeding ground for monsters at the best of times, and the paths are not used very often anymore. People only go to the mine at it's base mostly.))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 05, 2015, 06:37:52 AM
(A guide huh, should I use one of Farah's other sisters or does someone else have an idea?)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Fxeni on February 05, 2015, 06:40:13 AM
(Fxeni knows people in the area for... reasons. Worst comes to worse I can whip someone up when we get closer to the area.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 05, 2015, 06:41:09 AM
"The, the, the Jagged Peaks?" The Professor spoke up. "I, I, I m-may have some... maps back, back at the inn..."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 05, 2015, 06:43:49 AM
((Lets try to limit adding more NPCs for the moment, since we have a few; although one is a staff/broom. Plus we need to get he professor on board formally and this seems to be a good way to go about it.))

Aya looks to the professor. "Would you like to join us, since your home was--" she looks down feeling a little responsible for that.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 05, 2015, 06:52:31 AM
((Just going to suggest something, Aya won't be ready to travel for at least a day; this might be a good point to get any outstanding business in whats left of Iron Gate done before we move on. Sakura's story stuff for example, or the Professor gathering his stuff ect. Once everyone has a chance to do some stuff we'll move on to the Jagged Peaks. That sound like a plan?))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 05, 2015, 07:00:41 AM
((That sounds like a plan, since Peam is still in the town.))

The Professor looked sadly at the town and the smoke still rising from its ruins. "I, I, I would suppose so... since I haven't a home anymore..."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 05, 2015, 07:10:33 AM
(I'm fine with that.)

"I think I may need to find a new home too....quite a few people freaked out about my ears....and the glowing......and apparently my Wind magic is much different than yours." Farah sighed.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Dr. Wily II on February 05, 2015, 07:59:03 AM
("IT'S ALBERTUS!!"  - I think I'll make this a running gag. XD

And yea, go ahead with your plans, I'm officially done for the moment. Since the Jagged Pass has its own perils, best for me to regroup myself back at Skull Cove.

Plus, since Fxeni said it, I need to think up of more ways to torture you all! 8D)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 05, 2015, 08:02:15 AM
((Alberto will be added to the list of nicknames the Prof will use.  That list also includes Alberta and Elmer.))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 05, 2015, 08:05:03 AM
(One of Sakura's nick names better be Chanukah, and I don't mean Hanukah.  I mean Cha-Noo-Kaa.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Mr. Haxwell on February 05, 2015, 11:59:02 AM
(3 pages... now where do I even begin? Far too much has happened, before I can even type out my battles. I'm going to move on to post-battle. Later, I might draw up the battle, as a bad experience on Toshi's behalf.)

Regrouping with Aya and the others, Grifter, and Riyalie arrived with Toshi. Both keeping Toshi on her feet, who was held up by her familiars; she seemed to be in worse shape than her two familiars. Her eyes were barely open, as if she was in a trance.

Riyalie - "Is there a medic, here?!" she desperately called out to the others, "Toshi's not feeling too good. Please just save her?" the Persian lady was beginning to break out in tears.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 05, 2015, 07:23:16 PM
"I'll do what I can, but I might need the Prof's help too, she looks like she's in bad shape." Farah nodded as she casted her White Wind spell on Toshi.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Mr. Haxwell on February 05, 2015, 07:55:13 PM
Riyalie - "Please hurry." as she heard Toshi groan a little.

Grifter - "By the way, is Aya okay?" he asked, feeling concerned that their pacing took too long.

Toshi - "A... yaa..." she groaned out Aya's name.

Riyalie - "Please, try not to talk right now Toshi. I'm sure the Prof. should be able to patch you up."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 05, 2015, 07:58:39 PM
"She's fine, but she needs to rest for a day or 2." Farah sighed "Whoever that Ninja person was did a real number on her, her arm is broken."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Mr. Haxwell on February 05, 2015, 08:04:19 PM
Grifter - "That's good to know." letting out a sigh of relief, "At least Toshi here shouldn't be worried any more. Darn child expended so much chakra all at once, trying to break through, whoever that wolf's minions sent out, to stop us."

(Yes they still think Shadow Master's a wolf.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 05, 2015, 08:08:26 PM
(....Why, shouldn't have the Water Clone or the others have explained otherwise?)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Mr. Haxwell on February 05, 2015, 08:15:41 PM
(Well you could say it's just another way of cursing Shadow Master, since they already do know what he looks like.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 05, 2015, 08:16:47 PM
(But he looks nothing like a wolf and Aya clearly said he wasn't connected to the corrupted wolves.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Mr. Haxwell on February 05, 2015, 08:18:56 PM
(They not saying he looks like a wolf. Wolf is just used in another way to call SM a bastard.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 05, 2015, 08:20:15 PM
(But how are Wolves bastards?)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Mr. Haxwell on February 05, 2015, 08:21:51 PM
(Sheep maybe.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 05, 2015, 08:23:02 PM
(But there's no sheep involved.  Not to mention if anything Shadow Master has a Frog motif.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Mr. Haxwell on February 05, 2015, 08:40:21 PM
(It's just a reference poorly executed. By the time they get back at Shadow Master {well, that is if they seize an opprtunity to do so}, they'll probably call him something else, instead.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 05, 2015, 11:27:59 PM
The Professor set his bag down and dug through it, producing the same items he had out earlier.  Then, he set about tending to Toshi's injuries.  Once he was done, he fed her a vial of another bitter-tasting potion. "This, this, this should h-help you regain your strength."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 05, 2015, 11:31:09 PM
"Yuck that smells worse than the Potion Lady's stuff back home!" Farah said as she covers her nose from the smell "Ugh I remember Calien was fascinated by the mushrooms she used to make her 'health' potion and magic powders so he decided to grow a whole mess of them.  I wouldn't be surprised if he still has some with him."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Mr. Haxwell on February 06, 2015, 04:21:01 AM
Grifter - "Kinda reminds me of those inexpensive curatives you use on pokémon." he wondered, as he notices Toshi pull a rather awkward expression of revolt, when the potion was taken.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 06, 2015, 04:37:47 AM
((Because I'm kind of lost, what are Grifter and Riyalie?))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 06, 2015, 04:42:40 AM
(Grifter is some kind spirit Pigeot and Riyaile is some kind of spirit Persian besides Toshi only Sakura and Calien can see them due to their eyes.  When they are summoned they become anthropromorphic versions of their species.  Don't know if they are Gijinkas or Furries, but I'm guessing the latter.  I don't get it either.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Phi on February 06, 2015, 04:56:33 AM
( -AC)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 06, 2015, 04:58:09 AM
(Also the Persian likes to grope and act sexual towards Toshi while Grifter seems to be a troll.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 06, 2015, 05:00:36 AM
((Oh.  Oooookaaaaayyyyyy.))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 06, 2015, 05:03:36 AM
(For the record Toshi also has a lot of male stalkers who are into Rabbit Girls, not like the PBPB kind.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 06, 2015, 05:07:09 AM
((...why?  And what is Toshi?  An Elf?  What are the classes?  I gather that Toshi is a Ninja-mage, and I've pinned Aya down to be a Valkyrie, but what is everyone's class?))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 06, 2015, 05:12:36 AM
(Toshi is some kind of Naruto Antropromorphic Ninja Rabbit Woman, Sakura is a Magic Knight, Calien I guess is like a Gladiator/Viking/whatever other class wields Axes and Pema is a Black Mage for a simple term.  Fxeni and Aya I can't pin down though)

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Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 06, 2015, 05:18:54 AM
((Aya's power set is a little different from most classes. lets go with Valkyrie.))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 06, 2015, 05:19:36 AM
(I thought Valkyries were female Dragoons.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Phi on February 06, 2015, 05:20:36 AM
(Is Fxeni not a Dragoon?)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Dr. Wily II on February 06, 2015, 05:22:56 AM
(What am I? D:)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 06, 2015, 05:24:53 AM
(Is Fxeni not a Dragoon?)
(He should but he's mostly been using his Magic.  His Specialties are Fire and Wind which can be combined to make Electricity since there's not Lightning Element, Sakura does the same to make Electric Blades.  So Pema should know Wind Attacks even though Rune masters don't have Wind Attacks.)

(What am I? D:)
(Uh....Mechanist?)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Dr. Wily II on February 06, 2015, 05:26:01 AM
(I sound so lame. D:)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Phi on February 06, 2015, 05:30:12 AM
(He should but he's mostly been using his Magic.  His Specialties are Fire and Wind which can be combined to make Electricity since there's not Lightning Element, Sakura does the same to make Electric Blades.  So Pema should know Wind Attacks even though Rune masters don't have Wind Attacks.)

(No. Pema doesn't have Wind attacks.

Runemasters have Fire, Lightning and Ice.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 06, 2015, 05:31:25 AM
(I just said that, but the rules of this world is that there's no proper Lightning Element, it's a Combination of Fire and Wind.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 06, 2015, 05:34:42 AM
(What am I? D:)

((Aya's stalker from the looks of things? =P ))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 06, 2015, 05:35:53 AM
(A human raised by Dwarves that hates other Humans?)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Dr. Wily II on February 06, 2015, 05:37:00 AM
((Aya's stalker from the looks of things? =P ))
(Touche. 8D)

(A human raised by Dwarves that hates other Humans?)
(... That would actually be an interesting direction to consider.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 06, 2015, 05:38:35 AM
((I was going with basic DnD classes with some variations and hybrid classes.  Albertus would be a Warlord.  I've pegged Fxeni as a Paladin, for some reason.))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 06, 2015, 05:41:30 AM
(Oh I don't know too much about the class system in DnD, hench why I try to use Final Fantasy equivalents since more people are familiar with that than DnD.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 06, 2015, 05:45:25 AM
((This is basically for my reference so I can keep track of who can do what.))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 06, 2015, 05:48:01 AM
(Oh and Calien is also a White Mage, but he's much more Combat oriented.  I might decide to give him some Magic Knight spells like Sakura to increase his combat capabilities, but to a much lesser extent.  Probably just Earth, Fire, and Wind and by extension Lightning.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Phi on February 06, 2015, 05:50:47 AM
(I just said that, but the rules of this world is that there's no proper Lightning Element, it's a Combination of Fire and Wind.)

(Even so, she's unable to use Wind by itself. She will always, and only, have Fire, Lightning and Ice attacks.

That's a Runemaster. That's the source material. That's Pema.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 06, 2015, 05:56:09 AM
(Oh and Calien is also a White Mage, but he's much more Combat oriented.  I might decide to give him some Magic Knight spells like Sakura to increase his combat capabilities, but to a much lesser extent.  Probably just Earth, Fire, and Wind and by extension Lightning.)

((So, a swordmage.  Sakura would also fit that class.  Technically, so would Aya.))

((Hm... maybe we should take this to the Supplement thread to keep from clogging it up...))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 06, 2015, 06:01:51 AM
((So, a swordmage.  Sakura would also fit that class.  Technically, so would Aya.))

((Hm... maybe we should take this to the Supplement thread to keep from clogging it up...))
(Or maybe the General RP discussion thread.)

(Even so, she's unable to use Wind by itself. She will always, and only, have Fire, Lightning and Ice attacks.

That's a Runemaster. That's the source material. That's Pema.)
(Fair enough, though you'll have to come up with an explanation of how she can make Lighting without Wind.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Phi on February 06, 2015, 06:13:52 AM
(Perhaps her Lightning is already a fusion of Fire and Wind, only she's unable to isolate the Wind element.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 06, 2015, 06:14:28 AM
(Okay I'm cool with that.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 06, 2015, 05:20:42 PM
((Going to move things along, also with so many healers in the party right now even if they are temporary NPCs I think it'll be best if we either make healing spells either not heal injuries instantly but rather speed up the healing process, or make them highly costly on the user's mana meaning they can't just keep using them rapidly. Open to opinions on that.

Also for the time being guys lets avoid bring in new NPCS? We have a metric ton already and we haven't even made it to Skull Cove yet. Once we finish that area the story will branch out a little for open exploring so that will be a better time to try and push forward personal narratives.))

Once the Professor and Farah tend to the injured party members the group make their way back to Iron Gate, the situation there is as grim as they might have suspected; a great many innocent people were killed in the attack and even more were burned from the flames. It's overall all a mess, the professor and Farah are kept busy well into the next morning tending to the injured and easing the passage of those too far gone. Luckily for the time being people are more focused on saving whats left of the city and helping the injured than trying to place the blame on someone.

The Professor's room at the Inn serves as a resting place for the party, he confirms thats it'll be a good day or two before Aya is in any condition to travel even with magic speeding up the process. The Professor is also able to provide maps of the Jagged Peaks, he mentions that before Skull Cove was taken by the pirates it's mountain paths were used by traders however they have fallen into dis-repair and monsters have essentially taken over. He is confident however that his maps will help them navigate the jagged peaks safely and quickly.

Two days later the group have mostly recovered and the supplies needed for the trip have been gathered. In good time too as the survivors of the church have begun to spread rumors of demons running the streets, it is only a matter of time before the party might find them selves demonized for the whole event.

((Anyone with business the still wanted to attend to make it clear their posts happen before we depart. Also Calien and Farah are heading their own way right?))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Phi on February 06, 2015, 05:33:53 PM
(Someone needs to take the Weapon Get power already.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 06, 2015, 05:44:20 PM
((That too, you guys work out who wants it more. Mortal Kombat style for my amusement.  8D )
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Fxeni on February 06, 2015, 05:55:23 PM
(We just finished healing though! 8D)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Dr. Wily II on February 06, 2015, 06:20:49 PM
(3-WAY STREET FIGHT NO HOLDS BARRED TLC IN A STEEL CAGE)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 06, 2015, 06:22:34 PM
((YES Make it happen!))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 06, 2015, 06:25:49 PM
(My general rule of thumb for healing is that if the wound is big enough it won't heal instantly, like slashes would heal just fine if they aren't too deep but being stabbed by a spear takes a lot more effort than is worth it so the body still needs to heal itself along with rest and bandaging the wound, plus healing doesn't do anything for fatigue. 

Not mention Calien has quite a few disadvantages compared to Borock-bot, he has less mana so he can't heal as often and it's difficult to heal in battle since Calien is a close range fighter unlike Borock-bot so he has a harder time to find an opening unlike Borock-bot who can fight at a distance and unlike Calien can fly.  Not to mention Calien doesn't have the spell library that Borock-bot does so he only knows up to Curaga unlike Borock-bot who know Curaja, and a Curaga from Calien tires him out more than when Borock-bot cast Curaga.  He also can't cast things like Haste or Float either.

Also what do you mean Calien and Farah are heading their own way?)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 06, 2015, 06:41:30 PM
(Didn't you say before they would not be traveling with the main party after Iron Gate?)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 06, 2015, 06:44:30 PM
(Farah is not, Calien is staying.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 06, 2015, 06:48:25 PM
(Ah, alright. My mistake.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Phi on February 06, 2015, 07:43:55 PM
((That too, you guys work out who wants it more. Mortal Kombat style for my amusement.  8D )

(Pema wouldn't want the Napalm Bomb ability, though. It's just down to Fxeni and Sakura.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 06, 2015, 08:00:40 PM
(Yeah Calien was only concerned with telling Farah she needs to get out of Iron Gate due to how coruptted the Order was.   Farah can travel by herself because unlike Calien she hasn't been a hermit living in the forest for about 16 years.

The only thing I haven't decided is if she should go to Calien's Cabin or another town Fxeni suggests, like maybe the town Fxeni works or something.

Also Calien isn't going to leave Sakura alone with strangers, even if he trusts them.  This Sakura is much different from Prime Universe Sakura since she had her father around but is much more shealtered from the world since she stayed in the Forest for 2 extra years unlike Prime Sakura who was raised by Lucarios and wandered out to see the world at 14 years old which resulted in becoming PB's apprentice/ward/surrogate daughter and honing her skills as a mechanic and developing a slightly different fighting style that's still very different but is still very similar to PB's in a few ways unlike what this Sakura learned from Calien.

Warning!

*Not necessarily spoilers but rather a long winded ramble that may be not important but may be interesting*

(click to show/hide)

Sorry got a bit too into dicussing this even though it probably wasn't neccesary.)

(EDIT: Hmm yeah Napalm Bomb would be a benefit for Fxeni and Sakura, really need to think about it.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 06, 2015, 08:25:04 PM
((Alright you two decide then. Aya can't use it at for reasons I won't spoil.))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Phi on February 06, 2015, 08:26:53 PM
(Well, it's not really a matter of who it would benefit more, but rather the fact that Pema would completely refuse that power.

Remember, the Napalm Bombs are what devastated the town in the first place and killed all those people. Breaking Pema's heart, she's not going to want the very same power that destroyed lives.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 06, 2015, 08:46:30 PM
(Yeah that's what I figured.

Also what about Non Elemental Master Weapons like Ring Man's, Cut Man, Quickman and Search Man among others, I mean we can say that Hardman and Gutsman are Earth but others aren't as easy to pin point.  Or the many Electric Masters since Lightning is a combination of Wind and Fire?)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 06, 2015, 09:06:44 PM
((I always counted lightning in the wind element category.))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 06, 2015, 11:07:18 PM
((Even if the whole thing happens offscreen, whatever.  Just grab that thing.  Prof be busy.))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 06, 2015, 11:17:29 PM
(Let's wait to see what Fxeni wants to do when he's online, then we can move on, I don't have too much to do.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Fxeni on February 07, 2015, 02:18:38 AM
(I guess Fxeni can take it, since of the two he uses magic to attack directly rather than do it through imbuing weapons. I'm all for saying it just happened though, because it wouldn't make much sense to leave it floating there for 2 days straight.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 07, 2015, 02:20:15 AM
(Yeah I'm find with that, maybe Sakura can get Crash Bomb or the equivalent.  Still need to decide if I should have Farah go to the Forest or somewhere else though.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Phi on February 07, 2015, 02:52:18 AM
(So, we're just waiting on the Weapon Get, now?)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 07, 2015, 02:55:02 AM
(Actually skipping that, but I need help deciding where Farah should go.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Phi on February 07, 2015, 03:14:35 AM
(I thought we were waiting for him to make a post detailing that he obtained it days ago or whatever, so we'd have it officially established.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Dr. Wily II on February 07, 2015, 04:46:07 AM
(Yeah that's what I figured.

Also what about Non Elemental Master Weapons like Ring Man's, Cut Man, Quickman and Search Man among others, I mean we can say that Hardman and Gutsman are Earth but others aren't as easy to pin point.  Or the many Electric Masters since Lightning is a combination of Wind and Fire?)
(You don't have to worry about that, I'll have something up by the time they are introduced.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Fxeni on February 07, 2015, 04:53:10 AM
Fxeni was preparing the Cheval to go. It had taken some collateral damage from the attack on Iron Gate, so he had spent the last two days working away on it to get it back in shape. This was made harder by the influence of the Rune left behind by the assailant; once it was acquired the new knowledge of the spell forced itself into his mind a bit harder than he had anticipated, dulling his thought process a bit for the first day.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 07, 2015, 05:00:26 AM
Sakura peaked out to see Fxeni packing his Cheval up to go and decided to approach him.

"So you finished repairing the damage?" Sakura asked him.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Dr. Wily II on February 07, 2015, 05:10:53 AM
Fxeni was preparing the Cheval to go. It had taken some collateral damage from the attack on Iron Gate, so he had spent the last two days working away on it to get it back in shape. This was made harder by the influence of the Rune left behind by the assailant; once it was acquired the new knowledge of the spell forced itself into his mind a bit harder than he had anticipated, dulling his thought process a bit for the first day.
(The prospects of magical takeover... SUCH PROSPECTS)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Fxeni on February 07, 2015, 05:19:35 AM
(I'm all about opening up story prospects 8D)

"Yeah. I figured I'd start packing up so we can leave sooner than later. The atmosphere around here is less pleasant as each day passes by," Fxeni says as he looks over at Sakura. "Are you ready to leave?"
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 07, 2015, 05:22:36 AM
There was a thump, some rummaging, and finally the Professor stumbled out of his room with two bags and an armful of scrolls.  "I, I, I w-will be ready to leave here..."

He lost his grip on a few of the scrolls and ended up just dropping the entire armload.  Getting down on his hands and knees, he opened his bags and attempted to put the scrolls and books inside in some recognizable order. "Oh, oh, oh dear m-me..."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 07, 2015, 05:23:51 AM
(I'm all about opening up story prospects 8D)

"Yeah. I figured I'd start packing up so we can leave sooner than later. The atmosphere around here is less pleasant as each day passes by," Fxeni says as he looks over at Sakura. "Are you ready to leave?"
"Yeah I'm ready and so is Daddy, but he was wondering if you knew of another city that was close to the forest around here.  He wants to see if Farah can go there to find a place to live." Sakura asked him "If not she said she wouldn't mind house sitting our Cabin in the forest."

There was a thump, some rummaging, and finally the Professor stumbled out of his room with two bags and an armful of scrolls.  "I, I, I w-will be ready to leave here..."

He lost his grip on a few of the scrolls and ended up just dropping the entire armload.  Getting down on his hands and knees, he opened his bags and attempted to put the scrolls and books inside in some recognizable order. "Oh, oh, oh dear m-me..."
"Oh dear do you need help Mr. Professor?" Sakura asked.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 07, 2015, 05:33:12 AM
"Oh, no, no, no, I can m-manage, thank you," finally getting the items in the bags, the short monk closed them and stood.

"You see, you see, you see, I can't bring all of my things.  I had to, I had to select the m-most pertinent items.  Brought my notes, my maps, my telescope, as much as my research, my work as I can carry."

He looked sadly at the room.  "Years of study, years of work... I have to leave it behind..."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 07, 2015, 05:36:16 AM
"I'm so sorry to hear about that." Sakura looked down "I was really interested in what you were researching.  I really want to learn about stuff like that."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Fxeni on February 07, 2015, 05:37:24 AM
"There's a town south of here that was welcoming the last time I was in the area... Oakcliffe, I believe," Fxeni said as he looked up in thought.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 07, 2015, 05:38:24 AM
"Oakcliffe, what's it like?" Sakura asked curiously.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Fxeni on February 07, 2015, 05:41:18 AM
"It was slightly smaller than Iron Gate is. Very tight nit community, generally welcoming... a decent amount of magic users there too," Fxeni replied, recalling the last time he was there. "Who knows what it's like now though."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 07, 2015, 05:44:22 AM
"That might just work, I hope Farah will be fine there." Sakura nodded "Daddy was working on making another one of those stones we have for her and finished it last night.  He said the materials for making those stones aren't too hard to find, but the technique for making them is mostly secret.  But he said he'll teach me too."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 07, 2015, 06:41:22 AM
((Oakville will be out of the way just a heads up, the Jagged Peaks are the only direct land route to Skull Cove.))

For the first time in two days Aya comes out of the inn, she squints a little at the morning light. Before moving to the Cheval. She'll be riding in the side car until she gets full use of her left arm again. "I'll be happy to leave this town behind, the longer we remain the greater the chances something could happen again." Aya adds to the conversation
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 07, 2015, 06:47:07 AM
"The thing is we'll probably be attacked regardless of where we go." Sakura sighed "I just want to get out of here because I'm tired of all the nasty things people are saying about us.  Daddy is being called a demon, Pema is still being called a Witch and they added poor Farah to that list thanks to her unusual magic, and the poor Prof's reputation is getting worse.  It's nuts."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 07, 2015, 06:48:11 AM
"Maybe I should just hand myself over to White beard." Aya sighs.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Fxeni on February 07, 2015, 06:50:44 AM
(Yup, no plans to go to Oakcliffe.)

"I doubt it would stop him from hurting people... he has a knack for that sort of thing," Fxeni replies to Aya. "Don't worry, we'll figure something out... while staying away from populated areas for now."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 07, 2015, 06:51:01 AM
"Hell no, don't even think like that!" Sakura yelled "I don't know what this whole Key business is but if they get you it'll be bad news to everyone for sure!  And when they're done with you they'll probably kill you too!"
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 07, 2015, 06:52:15 AM
The Professor made his way to Cheval and studied it closely.  Finding a seat in a rear sidecar*, he loaded his bags and climbed in.  Except, he didn't stay in his seat.  Pulling out his notebook and his travel quill and inkwell, he climbed over the other seats and to the cockpit, where he examined the controls and drew schematics.  "Interesting.  Quite, quite interesting..."

((*I don't know what Cheval looks like and all I can picture is some weird motorcycle thing with about a dozen sidecars and looking straight out of Chrono Trigger.))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 07, 2015, 06:53:10 AM
(Megaman X2 ride bike actually.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 07, 2015, 06:54:20 AM
"I guess your both right, it's just frustrating." She clenches her right fist it glows with light slightly before she calms herself. "Professor? How long will it take for us to cross the mountains?" she glances to the professor as she sits her self in the Ceval's  second side car.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 07, 2015, 06:59:50 AM
((Well, it's now sporting a dozen sidecars. 8D ))

The Professor looked up from his drawing and copious note-taking. "Approximately, approximately how fast does this vehicle travel?  Now, now, now, there are man-made p-paths, and, and, and some b-bridges were built, but, but, but many may have fallen out of use."

He scribbled some more notes and gave the control stick a tentative turn. "With, with a heavy load, with all of us as passengers, we should expect some slowdown.  But, but, but, if you could supply me the average speed of this m-machine, I can calculate our, our t-travel time using, using the more traveled paths, yes."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 07, 2015, 07:01:55 AM
"Well only you, Dad and Aya would be riding that." Sakura pointed out "I have my Rapidash and Pema is riding with me while Toshi is using some kind of Ninja Kite."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Fxeni on February 07, 2015, 07:02:53 AM
"I uh... I don't think we're all going to fit," Fxeni said, unsure of how to explain it. "Weren't we supposed to find some other means of travel?"
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 07, 2015, 07:04:00 AM
"Yeah like some kind of carriege or something?" Sakura pondered.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 07, 2015, 07:06:09 AM
"Carriage?  Carriage?  Yes, yes, yes, I do believe that I m-may have something of use..." Climbing out of the Cheval, the Professor hobbled toward one of the out buildings of the inn, motioning for the group to join him.  "Come, come, come, my master, my master and I... we, we, we had another project, yes?"
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Fxeni on February 07, 2015, 07:07:42 AM
"Oh? I'm curious what you guys were working on," Fxeni said as he followed the Prof.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 07, 2015, 07:09:17 AM
"Me too, me too, I wanna see!" Sakura said practically skipping along.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 07, 2015, 07:14:54 AM
Approaching one of the outbuildings, the short monk unlocked a rusted latch on its large door and pulled it open with considerable effort.  Inside was a large, uneven shape covered by a dusty tarp.  Taking hold of one end, the Professor pulled off the sheet and revealed what looked like a carriage, only it had a large tank on its rear, along with pipes and drive wheels.

"It, it, it needs its pumps primed, but, but, but it should suffice.  Steam-powered horseless carriage.  My master, my master and I, we, we built this.  Its furnace, it's furnace doesn't use coal, no, no, no.  It can run longer with m-my fire powder."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 07, 2015, 07:16:36 AM
"Wow this thing is amazing!" Sakura squeed "How did you guys make it?"
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 07, 2015, 07:20:37 AM
As the group began to follow the Professor inside Aya lagged behind suddenly stopping as if something had caught her attention, she glanced over her shoulder expecting to see something. After a few moments she turned ignoring the familiar feeling she had just experienced.

Meanwhile on top of the one of the remaining buildings nearby Doll Master watches the group. crossing her arms she whispers something to one of her "pet" constructs floating next to her and it promptly vanishes to inform her brother of recent events and Albertus' failure. With a slight giggle she too vanishes into a small chaos rift that promptly closes as she steps inside.

(Just setting up something for the jagged peaks.  8D )

Inside Aya looks impressed, certainly better than clown caring everyone into the Cheval.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Fxeni on February 07, 2015, 07:24:06 AM
"Interesting... considering the materials that are present around here, quite ingenious," Fxeni said as he examined the carriage. "Certainly an appreciated addition to our little group; the Cheval wasn't really made for more than 1 or 2 people, and the ride to this town kind of made that clear."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 07, 2015, 07:26:28 AM
"Are you still going to be riding the Cheval by yourself?" Sakura asked "I mean I doubt ypu would want to leave it here right?"
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Fxeni on February 07, 2015, 07:32:08 AM
"I don't mind riding with others, but there are certain benefits to riding alone to be sure," Fxeni replied. "I could scout ahead alone if needed, for example."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 07, 2015, 07:33:19 AM
After explaining how steam engines worked and thus how the carriage worked, the Professor disappeared behind the chassis, rummaging with something on the shelves that the group couldn't see.  After a few clanks, cranks, clunks, and then a loud boom, the pumps chugged to life.

The Professor emerged and climbed into the cockpit, motioning everyone to get out of the way.  Fiddling with knobs and switches, he put it into gear, and the carriage lurched out into the open.  Applying the brakes, he got out and limped off to get his bags.

"Now, now, now, I had n-never learned how to drive this as my master, my master was... unable to teach me in time.  But, but, but, I can show you, I can show you the controls."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 07, 2015, 07:35:28 AM
"I don't mind riding with others, but there are certain benefits to riding alone to be sure," Fxeni replied. "I could scout ahead alone if needed, for example."
"That's what I thought." Sakura nodded "I think I'll still ride Epee too for that same reason."

After explaining how steam engines worked and thus how the carriage worked, the Professor disappeared behind the chassis, rummaging with something on the shelves that the group couldn't see.  After a few clanks, cranks, clunks, and then a loud boom, the pumps chugged to life.

The Professor emerged and climbed into the cockpit, motioning everyone to get out of the way.  Fiddling with knobs and switches, he put it into gear, and the carriage lurched out into the open.  Applying the brakes, he got out and limped off to get his bags.

"Now, now, now, I had n-never learned how to drive this as my master, my master was... unable to teach me in time.  But, but, but, I can show you, I can show you the controls."
"....Hoo boy that's going to be fun." Sakura sighed as she heard what he said unsure of herself now.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 07, 2015, 07:36:10 AM
"I obviously can't drive right now. My arm is still numb." Aya comments looking a good seat.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 07, 2015, 07:37:16 AM
"I certainly can't either.....maybe Daddy can?" Sakura pondered.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 07, 2015, 07:41:34 AM
((Basically, the Prof is very inexperienced behind the wheel.  He can't judge his speed, he can't steer, he's too short, and he's nearly deaf.  He can show someone how to operate the controls, but he himself can't drive.))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Phi on February 07, 2015, 07:42:30 AM
"Aw, no horsies with the carriage?" Pema pouted.

"Even without them, this carriage is still quite an impressive invention. Marvelously constructed," Salem observed.

Pema held her finger horizontally in between her nose and mouth, mimicking a mustache, "Quite right, dear chap! Ho ho, biscuits and caviar!" She made a deep voice.

"... I'm not British, Pema," Salem said blankly.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 07, 2015, 07:43:26 AM
((Little heads up we'll likely need to leave our transportation at the base of the mountain till we return.))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 07, 2015, 07:44:26 AM
(Yeah I think Calien is the best bet, Sakura may surpass him when it comes to building things that aren't ancient artifacts but he can operate things just as well as Sakura.)

((Little heads up we'll likely need to leave our transportation at the base of the mountain till we return.))
(I figured.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Fxeni on February 07, 2015, 07:47:17 AM
(IF we return... Dun dun DUN)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 07, 2015, 07:49:35 AM
(Good thing Horses eat straw.  Yin and Bianca are probably still coming even if they don't do much.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 07, 2015, 07:50:08 AM
((I promise I won't try to kill the party....too brutally.  8D ))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 07, 2015, 07:53:13 AM
The Professor didn't catch any of what Pema and Salem said, as he was busying himself with gathering his bags and transferring them to the carriage.  There was a storage compartment on the side, and a twist of a knob opened it up.  Stowing his bags, he invited the others to stow theirs if they wished.

"Now, now, now, if you see, we have clouds.  It may rain, but, but this carriage, this carriage is ready."

Climbing onto the back of the carriage between the rear seat and the engine, he unlatched and roll and extended it upward and over the carriage's framework, revealing a thick tarp cover.  Clumsily climbing over the seats to the cockpit, the midget monk gave the cover a few sharp tugs to pull it toward him, and then latched it to the front crossbar above the cockpit seats.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 07, 2015, 07:54:57 AM
((Once everyone is ready I'll make another post.))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 07, 2015, 08:01:46 AM
(Hang on we need more snark from Calien.)

After Sakura told Farah about Oakcliffe and she left to prepare for her journey Sakura showed Calien the Professor's invention which made him even more amazed about the Professor's abilities.

"So let me get this straight, the Professor can't drive this thing due to his disabilities along with never learning how to drive in the first place so you want me to drive this thing that I have no experience with what so ever with only the Prof's instructions of the controls?" Calien said with a raised eyebrow.

"Yup." Sakura nodded.

".....Well it can't be that much harder than the stuff I learned at boot camp almost all my life." Calien shook his head "Okay Prof how does this thing work?"

(click to show/hide)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 07, 2015, 08:03:50 AM
((heheh  8D ))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 07, 2015, 08:07:30 AM
"Ah!  I will show you," The Professor climbed into the bench seat beside Calien and excitedly explained the controls, all the while assuring that it was designed to be used by the Order's friars to better establish trade with distant towns.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 07, 2015, 08:12:01 AM
Calien listened carefully while remembering what he observed on how Fxeni drove the Cheval and his experiences driving horse drawn carriages when he was a teenager when he helped out his neighborhood ranch hand on occasion.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Dr. Wily II on February 07, 2015, 08:53:31 AM
(IF we return... Dun dun DUN)
(Could you at least pop a wheelie at incoming magical fire? PLEASE!?)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 07, 2015, 09:09:32 AM
((I don't think the carriage can do that.  It'd be like trying to pop a wheelie with a tractor. 8D))

((This (https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3750/9469460563_e9b04a105a.jpg) is pretty much their steam carriage, only with an awning.  The knobs mentioned are mainly to control the engine itself, not to drive.  Just additional stuff added to the front so that someone doesn't have to ride in the back and monitor the engine.))

((I was tempted to have them ride around in this crazy-ass thing (https://scottlocklin.files.wordpress.com/2011/08/steam_engine.jpg).))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Dr. Wily II on February 07, 2015, 09:20:41 AM
(RIDE THAT CRAZY ASS THING

And it's more if Fxeni really does go out to scout ahead first... AND THEN POP A WHEELIE)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Fxeni on February 07, 2015, 05:31:56 PM
(Oh don't worry; That was the plan all along 8D)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Dr. Wily II on February 09, 2015, 02:22:21 AM
Back at Skull Cove Citadel, Albertus was still in his private chambers. Turning around to make sure no one was watching, he went over to a very ornate suit of armor. The suit of armor resembled a knight, holding a spear-like weapon with its right hand (imagine those knights in Shade Man's stage with the falling heads). Albertus lightly pulled on the spear, and the suit of armor moved to one side, revealing a hidden passage way. Albertus walked into said passage as the suit returned to its original position.

It was quite a way down, but Albertus finally reached a door. This door wasn't made of wood like all others, instead it was made of metal. Approaching the door, it slid open on its own, revealing a large cavern filled with metal machinery and various other items. The sound of churning and steam whistling filled the air, as Albertus walked towards the end of the cavern, where a large window-like feature was, at the base, some sort of table with multiple buttons. Upon reaching the table, Albertus pressed some buttons, and the window magically showed a map of Iron Gate, the Jagged Peaks, and Skull Cove. From the lack of blinking spots on the map, Albertus growled.

"Zo Napalm Master failed completely... And Shadow Master iz nowhere to be found... My key... I must have my key!!"

As if sensing Albertus' rage, the window displayed an image of Aya...
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 09, 2015, 02:45:14 PM
((If anyone has any business to attend to just note it happens before this post.))

With the Professor's instruction Calien manages to get the hang of the machine's quirks enough to feel comfortable with being it's driver. The group packs their gear and mount their rides before finally heading out, the party get the occasional glare from the citizens, mostly aimed at the Professor, Calien and Farah but luckily none are willing to try anything and soon they have left the city behind. After half an hour of travel they are back at the cross roads on the golden road, the main highway that travels through the kingdom, if Farah was going to disembark she'd need to do it here.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 09, 2015, 07:12:27 PM
"Well this is where we part for now." Farah said as she got off the Prof's machine and unloaded her chickens.  Before they left Farah attached a cart to the Prof's horseless carriage which carried all her chickens and other supplies she packed for her journey.  "Guess I won't be seeing you guys for a while huh."

"Yeah....listen Farah. I'm sorry for getting you in this mess and forcing you to leave if I wasn't so careless-" Before Calien could finish Farah summoned her staff and hit him squarely on the head causing Sakura to winch like she did when she saw her slap him in the face a few days ago.

"Don't even think about finishing that sentence, Calien." Farah sighed in irritation "Honestly if what you were talking about was true I'm glad I was driven out sooner than chased out later, if I was lucky to survive that."

"Owww...." Calien replied as his head was reeling from the hit.

"Seriously you need to stop holding yourself responsible for things that you can't control." Farah continued "Even if we kept our ears hidden we would still be outcasts since this Order decided that Magic was strictly forbidden and they're too cowardly or stubborn to admit that they can't do jack when things hit the wall like that.  They're too concern in keeping their control and corruption over the city and we really can't change that you understand?"

"Yeah...you're right." Calien said as he glanced away from her.  It really pained him that he couldn't do anything to help Iron Gate get away from the influence of the Order but he was just one powerless nobody who until now hadn't interacted with society for 16 years.  He couldn't do anything even in the most ideal conditions even if he wanted to.

"One more thing." Farah stated as she suddenly wrapped her arms around him tight.  Calien was surprised by this as he wasn't expecting it but eventually returned the hug "You better come back alive you hear me, and when you do you better not disappear for another 16 years when you're done either.  It's not fair to you and more importantly it's definitely not fair to your daughter either. Come find me so you have a place to live, and if Oakcliffe doesn't work out we'll keep looking until we can find a place where we can belong okay?"

"Alright I will....." Calien nodded as Farah let go "You'll let me know if you see any of your sisters right?"

"Yeah, though that's easier said than done." Farah sighed as she put on her bandana "You know that Nerine and Dinnae never stay in one place for an extended period of time, they're always traveling around.  You're just as likely to run into them as I am."

"I understand." Calien nodded.

"I get the feeling we will see them eventually, if what you said is true and the world is falling apart thanks to this Omni Gem being stolen then you'll need our help.  I don't need her Highness's prophetic powers to be sure of that." Farah stated.

"I understand....but until then this is farewell." Calien sighed "Stay safe okay?"

"You don't need to tell me twice, but you better take your own advice." Farah nodded as she started to walk away, though it seemed tears started to roll down her face "Now go on, you guys can't dawdle here too much longer, you have a job to do."

"Right....see you later....Farah." Calien said as the distance between him and Farah continued to widened.

".....Was she always like that Daddy?" Sakura asked.

"No, she used to be very timid and kind.  People always took advantage of her kind nature which bothered her greatly.  Though her kindness is still there it seemed Iron Gate did wonders to harden her up.  It's kind of good that it happened, but I wish it was in better circumstances.  She always had bad luck, and it seems that hasn't changed." Calien sighed.

"So she doesn't normally hit you like that?" Sakura continued.

"Oh no she did, even back then she always had a temper." Calien shook his head "Though honestly compared to her oldest sister Dinnae, and your Aunt and Grandmother, her strikes aren't that painful."

"I see...." Sakura sweat dropped.

"In any case we need to keep moving, the longer we stay put the more danger we're in." Calien stated as he started up the vehicle again.

"Right, let's go Epee." Sakura said as Epee neighed and kept going.

(For the record we'll probably never see Calien's sister or mom in this RP.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 09, 2015, 07:30:54 PM
The Professor heard what Farah said about the Order, but didn't respond.  He knew that it had problems, but he also had seen all the good the Order had done for Iron Gate and surrounding citizens.  The Order helped those in need and helped organize trade and make a once-struggling mining town into the prosperous city that it is today.

The Order took him in, as well.  They allowed him to tinker, so long as he didn't make a big fuss over it.  Yes, he was punished, but so were other monks who sinned or blasphemed.  Farah simply did not understand the Order like he did.

Glancing back at the crossroads as the party pulled away, the short monk gave off a sigh.  Bundling his robes tighter around him and fumbling with his maps, he once again realized that he was to never see the monastery again.  He was to never see the other monks, the abbot, or the Order again.  His very livelihood was gone.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 09, 2015, 08:09:24 PM
(Ooh I didn't make that too polarizing did I?)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 09, 2015, 08:26:24 PM
It took about half a day to reach the Jagged Peaks, or rather the mines at it's base. The Professor informed the party that the iron and gold stone mined here was key to the town's survival and as of now might be the only thing keeping Iron Gate afloat. The mine was quiet outside a few hired guards, it would seem the workers had gone home for now in the wake of the attack.

"Halt, we aren't accepting visitors. If you are looking to pass over the mountain take the road around the mine, I don't recommend it though. The old paths haven't been used in five years." A guard extended his hand ordering the party to stop as they approached the gates.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 09, 2015, 08:35:08 PM
"Any particular reason you aren't accepting visitors?" Calien asked.  He found it quite odd that they were barring passage on one road and not the other, especially since the other was supposedly much more dangerous.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 09, 2015, 09:30:52 PM
"This is right from the Order, no outsiders within the mines. We can't risk another attack on our lively hoods." The guard frowns glancing behind them at the Professor recognizing him. "Look, I don't buy all the things the order says about you all, and I know you all tried to save people so I'm not going to tell them you came through here. Now go, before anyone sees you. Take the upper path and be carefull."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 09, 2015, 09:32:52 PM
"I understand, that's rather unfortunate." Calien nodded "Thank you for your kindness."

Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 09, 2015, 11:05:56 PM
"Now, now, now," the Professor fumbled with his maps, "the upper road, the upper road, while disused, isn't dangerous per sé...  You see, you see, it has ruts, and rough spots, but the b-bridges... those may be in some... disrepair, yes?"
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Fxeni on February 09, 2015, 11:47:25 PM
"There's that Order again..." Fxeni mumbled under his breath as he listened.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 09, 2015, 11:50:11 PM
"Can't really be helped." Sakura said very quietly "They're really trying hard to maintain their control, but even some of the people are realizing something isn't necessarily right." 
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 09, 2015, 11:59:56 PM
"You see, you see, the mines became a main trade route after our mining operations were m-moved to better mountains, yes?  So, we used, so, we used the old mines and, and, and created a m-mountain pass.  Excavated the old tunnels, bore through the hill.  That road, that road is always protected.  Bottleneck, choke point, yes?"

The Professor directed Calien's steering toward a rugged road that had become overgrown and dusty.  With the passing day, the clouds thickened and a light drizzle had begun, pattering the awning that covered the cab.

"The ride may be a bit... rough.  However, however, however, when we come to the bridges, when we come to the bridges, I have a solution should, should it n-need some repair..."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Phi on February 10, 2015, 12:01:50 AM
(Fxeni, what was that thing you wanted to speak to Pema about?)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 10, 2015, 12:04:09 AM
"Guess we really have no choice." Calien sighed "If the bridge needs repairing allow us to assist, my people are very good with their hands after all.  Not to mention Fxeni can probably help as well."

(Fxeni, what was that thing you wanted to speak to Pema about?)
(Way back when we found her?  Probably something to the same effect Sakura was telling her about but being more clear about the danger and consequences of what she was doing especially after the revelation of The Order being corrupt.  Not to mention the danger of bringing too much attention to themselves to their enemy.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Phi on February 10, 2015, 12:39:57 AM
(Yeah. Well, I'm not sure, it might've had something to do with his observation that Pema doesn't know how to conceal her mana? I recall him mentioning that shortly after I introduced her.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 10, 2015, 12:42:48 AM
(We really established that out loud in the forest actually, so he probably discussed that with her as well.  Calien went on a whole ramble about that and Fxeni said he can help conceal her presence and control her mana while Calien can only help with the concealing of her physical presence.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Fxeni on February 10, 2015, 01:17:37 AM
(Something along those lines, I suppose we can say it was discussed in one of the timeskips.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 10, 2015, 01:21:55 AM
(Pretty much.  Also along with Sakura trying to help Calien learn some of her spells since he felt that he needs to expand his fighting repertoire.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Phi on February 10, 2015, 01:22:50 AM
(So... she fully learned how to conceal her mana now?)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 10, 2015, 01:24:09 AM
(That's up for you to decide.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Phi on February 10, 2015, 01:27:10 AM
(Might as well establish that she has, then.

Don't want to waste time explaining something that isn't incredibly pertinent to the story.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 10, 2015, 01:29:06 AM
(I might also say that Calien has mastered Earth and Fire but still needs to work on Wind and Lightning at the moment, if that's okay.  It's basically similar to how Sakura uses her magic but with different techniques.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Phi on February 10, 2015, 01:34:39 AM
(Yeah, that sounds good.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 10, 2015, 02:28:28 AM
"You see, you see, the mines became a main trade route after our mining operations were m-moved to better mountains, yes?  So, we used, so, we used the old mines and, and, and created a m-mountain pass.  Excavated the old tunnels, bore through the hill.  That road, that road is always protected.  Bottleneck, choke point, yes?"

The Professor directed Calien's steering toward a rugged road that had become overgrown and dusty.  With the passing day, the clouds thickened and a light drizzle had begun, pattering the awning that covered the cab.

"The ride may be a bit... rough.  However, however, however, when we come to the bridges, when we come to the bridges, I have a solution should, should it n-need some repair..."

"What about all the monsters you mentioned--I can still fight if need be." She turns lightly as to hide her sling.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Phi on February 10, 2015, 02:33:13 AM
"Hm? But didn't you injure your arm, Ms. Aya?" Pema asked while she gently groomed Epee's fur.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 10, 2015, 02:44:58 AM
"Aya....wouldn't you make the injury worse?  Your arm isn't quite healed yet." Sakura stated.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 10, 2015, 02:49:25 AM
"It's fine--really. I fought off that creepy ninja with one hand--sorta. Also I'm going a little crazy here, the professor won't let me do anything!" Aya says with a grumble.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 10, 2015, 02:54:52 AM
"Aya I understand your frustration but you need to calm down and rest your injury." Calien stated "I have heard many a story of soldiers risking permanent injury and death trying to over strain themselves.  It's one of the reasons my race is going extinct.  It's not pretty and none of us want that to happen to you. So please for the time being just rest your arm."

"Besides, you can count on us to cover you can't you?" Sakura told her "How many times do we have to tell you that you don't have to do everything by yourself?"
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Phi on February 10, 2015, 02:58:54 AM
"Yeah, we have your back!" Pema smiled.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 10, 2015, 03:28:47 AM
Aya sighs "Of course I do but I hate just sitting here, that ninja could be anywhere!"

((Just a case of Cabin fever!  8D ))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Phi on February 10, 2015, 03:36:13 AM
"Mm-hm, I kind of understand what she's talking about," Pema nodded, "I hate staying still, too. But... you just have to trust us and be patient, Ms. Aya. I don't want you to get hurt."

She turned to Sakura, "Ms. Sakura helped me understand that. Oh, and Salem, too!" She said happily.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 10, 2015, 03:39:58 AM
((More like Stuck In Car Fever.))

The Professor only half-heard what everyone was talking about, as his mind was elsewhere.  He and his master didn't install any sort of windshield on their carriage, and thus the rain was beginning to spatter his lap.  He moved his maps out of the way and half-folded them, sticking them in his cloak so that he could peek at them when needed.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 10, 2015, 03:54:37 AM
"Alright alright, I'll be good." Aya sits back down.

The carriage/car manage to navigate the old roads pretty well with only a few terrifying moments as the road occasionally gives out. Eventually they do make it to first of three old bridges and as the professor feared it had been damaged by landslides caused by the constant mining.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Fxeni on February 10, 2015, 04:03:49 AM
"Hmm... not sure driving over this is such a good idea," Fxeni states as he examines the bridge from its edge.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 10, 2015, 04:09:52 AM
"Oh, no, no, no, not in this state, not in this state, no, no, no..."

The Professor stowed his maps and climbed out in order to better survey the damage.  The bridge crossed a large creek, which carriages and wagons had driven through prior to the construction; at least according to his notes and maps.  One of his older maps didn't show the bridge at all, but showed the road.

Poking around in the brush, he found a large stick and walked around the bridge and down to the water's edge, where he lifted his robes with one hand and waded into the cold water.  Using the stick, he checked the depth, waded farther into the creek, checked the depth again at a different point, and then finally sloshed back to shore.

"It's quite shallow, quite shallow.  The landslides dammed it, yes?  We could drive through it, but, but a path, a new path would need to be cleared."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 10, 2015, 05:08:51 AM
(So what exactly does that mean?)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 10, 2015, 05:13:37 AM
((That they could drive down the slope and through the creek to reach the other side, because the water is shallow.))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 10, 2015, 05:16:42 AM
"Okay then let's do that." Calien nodded as he motioned the Professor to get in so je could drive through.

"Epee I know you don't like water but you're fast so it would only be for a moment okay?" Sakura told the Rapidash.  After a bit of hesitation Epee galloped into the water and got to the other side.

(Because Rapidashes are badasses?)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 10, 2015, 05:24:56 AM
As the carriage chugged off the road and into the tall grass, it slowed as its wheels encountered thick underbrush and soft ground.  The slope to the creek was relatively free of any choking weeds, but it was a noticeable sandbar.  The carriage's heavy chassis sank into the soft riverbank and it slowed to a complete halt in the muddy water.

The other side of the bridge didn't offer a better path, as it was a rocky pile of boulders and old logs, with trees overhanging the water.  Their only feasible route was the sandbar, and the Professor had miscalculated how soft the ground actually was.

The back wheels rotated impotently in the thick, sandy mud, and the rear of the carriage sank even deeper with each attempt to force it out of the mud flats.  It was stuck, and the increasing rain was not helping matters.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 10, 2015, 05:28:11 AM
"....Looks like we need to wait for better conditions." Calien sighed.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 10, 2015, 05:35:41 AM
Aya braced herself on the handrail as they came to a stop. "Oh great the rain is getting worse too!"

Meanwhile high above on the cliff a figure watches the group get themselves stuck in the mud, Doll Master stood casually under a umbrella held by one of her doll constructs. She giggles while adjusting her mask. "Well-well-well---looks like our little "heros" have gotten themselves stuck! Be a dear and help them loose." She extends her arm slightly and a large Golem doll raises it's fist above his head and brings them down hard on the mountain cliff over and over.

It's not long before the rain, and the punches begin to disturb the already unstable mountain side, the group barely have a chance to look up before they notice a avalanche heading their way, a torrent of mud,rock and water. The group realize they have two options, jump across the bridge or slide down the cliff and hope they can out race the avalanche. Either way there is no time to move the car, merely grab their gear as fast as they can.

(Interesting to see how you all react to this. And yes I'm evil.  8D )
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 10, 2015, 05:39:01 AM
(So what do you guys want to do, I think Epee would be able to do either.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 10, 2015, 05:43:11 AM
The Professor climbed through the carriage and grabbed his bag.  Crawling back behind Calien, he grabbed the other's arm and pulled him along.  He would have grabbed Aya's arm, but he didn't want to risk hurting her, so he motioned excitedly.  "Come, come, come!"

Splashing down into the water, he slogged through it and scrambled toward the bridge, pulling himself up onto some of its fallen pylons.  Carefully, but quickly, he worked his way across the creek, his toes gripping the wet wood while his shod left foot slipped a few times on its slimy surface.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 10, 2015, 05:46:25 AM
Aya hopped down herself, hurrying to keep up while the creek made a point to try and trip her up. As the professor began to stumble she used her good arm to keep him steady. "G-Go, I got you!" she yelled digging her feet into the mud to steady herself as the noise grew louder.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 10, 2015, 05:46:50 AM
"Wouldn't it be better if I carried you?" Calien asked the Prof as he only barely managed to get his supplies at the Prof's pulling while Epee once again crossed the body of water.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Phi on February 10, 2015, 06:00:36 AM
Pema pointed her finger forward, "Now, Salem! Fly like the wiiiiiind!"

"You could've just asked me normally..." Salem groaned as he hovered.

"Ms. Sakura, the staff may not seem that long at a glance, but it can hold two people," Pema motioned to Salem, as she latched onto the front of the staff, "Hold on tight to the end of the staff, and Salem should be able to float us across that creek thing."

(Cheating, maybe? 8D)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 10, 2015, 06:02:15 AM
"Epee make it across!" Sakura shouted as she grabbed the staff. 

Yin in the meantime carried Bianca across the creek with careful foot work.

Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 10, 2015, 06:03:45 AM
"Wouldn't it be better if I carried you?" Calien asked the Prof as he only barely managed to get his supplies at the Prof's pulling while Epee once again crossed the body of water.

The Professor gave a meek nod as he realized his lame leg was slowing him down considerably.  Thankfully, his small size made for an easier carry.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 10, 2015, 06:05:34 AM
"Alley Oop!" Calien said as he scooped up the Prof in a piggy back position and continued crossing the creek.

(I never thought he would say Alley Oop.....)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Phi on February 10, 2015, 06:06:07 AM
(I'm glad he did. 8D)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 10, 2015, 06:07:08 AM
(Calien, star quarterback and expert at carrying people who can't keep up.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 10, 2015, 06:14:38 AM
Aya is able to pull herself up onto the other side outside the avalanche's range. lying on her back for a moment cold and soaked she suddenly sat up to make sure the others had managed to cross safely. However something suddenly caught her attention, the sound of footsteps; from behind her up the path. "Huh?"

Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 10, 2015, 06:16:34 AM
(Monster, creepy Doll lady, Dwarf?)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Protoman Blues on February 10, 2015, 06:18:55 AM
"Humans. I should have known." the tall figure standing behind them said. "Surround them. They will answer for this atrocity!"
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 10, 2015, 06:21:16 AM
"Daddy look out!" Sakura cried as whatever was coming for them started to surround them.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 10, 2015, 06:23:06 AM
Aya extends her good arm to summon her weapon, but decides against it; as she wasn't certain she could fend off a full squad of armored warriors at once in her current state, she instead tightens the arm brace and climbs to her feet. "W-who are you?" she inquires.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 10, 2015, 06:24:22 AM
The Professor climbed off of Calien and got into a defensive posture.  He removed his hood to have a better look at the newcomers. "Dwarves!"
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 10, 2015, 06:25:23 AM
"What do mean we cause this atrocity?" Calien said as he got out his Chain Sickle "What did we cause, we were only caught in a land slide!"

The Professor climbed off of Calien and got into a defensive posture.  He removed his hood to have a better look at the newcomers. "Dwarves!"
"What are Dwarves?!"  Sakura shouted as her nor her father ever heard of them.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Protoman Blues on February 10, 2015, 06:27:47 AM
The tall figure raised his sledgehammer and addressed the question. "THIS is who I am. And you seem to not understand the situation you're currently in, human. You are asking questions, when you all will be the ones answering ours very shortly. TAKE THEM INTO CUSTODY. My father will want to have a word with this lot!"
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 10, 2015, 06:30:08 AM
Calien saw that he would not win this match if he fought and decided to surrender and put his hands up.

"Very well....." Calien sighed "We'll agree to your terms, we wish not to cause trouble."

"Please don't hurt them!" Sakura shouted "We'll follow you!"
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 10, 2015, 06:31:43 AM
"Oh, oh, oh dear, oh dear, oh dear, dear, dear..." The Professor was flustered as he was nabbed by one of the guards; even a dwarven guard overtook his size by at least a couple inches.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 10, 2015, 06:36:10 AM
((Not sure anyone of us could take the whole group of dwarves.))

Aya grimaces slightly as one dwarf grabs her roughly by the arm, luckily he's not cruel enough to grab the injured one. She glances toward their leader, curious as to why he was so much taller than the others; although she admits she had never seen a dwarf before.

"W-we meant no harm." She says to their leader.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 10, 2015, 06:36:59 AM
(Yeah Calien just surrendered.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Protoman Blues on February 10, 2015, 06:39:23 AM
"Silence worm. That will be for my father to decide!" the tall figure said while leading them through the caves.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Phi on February 10, 2015, 06:40:58 AM
A guard apprehended Pema and confiscated her staff.

"No! Salem!" She reached for him, although she couldn't do much with the burly guard lifting her up to hold her back. Pema kicked her legs about wildly, "N-No, you can't take him!"

"Pema! Don't worry about me. It's going to be alright. It isn't over until it's over, right? I won't be gone for long, I promise!" Salem yelled back.

Pema calmed down a bit, "Salem... o-okay... it's a promise!"
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 10, 2015, 06:42:11 AM
Sakura was scared for everyone and hoped that these men would listen to reason.  Calien in the mean time held his daughter's shoulder to help her calm down, though he couldn't help to be nervous too.

Sakura also held Pema's hand to keep them both calm.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 10, 2015, 06:48:05 AM
As he limped along, the Professor overcame his anxiety enough to observe the passage.  He muttered his observations to himself as he committed them to memory for his notes later.  He had only read about the Dwarves of the Jagged Peaks, as he hadn't ventured outside of the town.

Though, there was one thing that perplexed him; the Order barred their entry into the mine passage.  Were the dwarves aware of this?

"If, if, if I m-may ask... You, you, you are aware of the... Order's presence at the mountain pass, yes?"
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 10, 2015, 06:50:29 AM
"I don't think they give a damn about the Order Prof." Calien muttered.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Protoman Blues on February 10, 2015, 06:59:43 AM
"The Order?" the tall figure responded with vitriol in his voice. "You will not speak of them again in my presence, verminous one! In fact, you will not speak at all until we arrive at the great hall. IS THAT CLEAR?" he spoke aloud with a booming voice that was furious with anger.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 10, 2015, 07:00:47 AM
"At least someone doesn't like the Order either." Sakura thought and hoped they can use that to their advantage.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 10, 2015, 07:05:56 AM
"I, I, I d-don't understand... The Order is good, we help the poor... They, they took me in, my master took me in when, when no one else would..." The Professor shook his head and continued to babble about what he believed the Order to be.  He didn't understand the hate that outsiders harbored to it, as all he saw were the good things they did. 
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 10, 2015, 07:08:17 AM
"Poor Prof has Stockholm Syndrome, he's the biggest victim of the Order." Calien thought "We need to get these folks to understand that."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Protoman Blues on February 10, 2015, 07:15:15 AM
The tall figure stopped for a moment, raised his hand, and slapped The Professor across the face and into the rocky wall. "You may want to control your party member until we get to the great hall. If he continues his annoying babble, I may give the troll more than just a simple love tap!"

He then began to move forward toward the hall.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Dr. Wily II on February 10, 2015, 07:16:37 AM
(NOOOOOOO PROF)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 10, 2015, 07:18:33 AM
"We'll try....the poor Prof has suffered heavily from living with the Order." Calien stated as he picked him up "The poor guy was brainwashed by them, they tourtured him constantly and he's covered in lashes too....a shame too, this man is one of the kindest I know and one of the most brilliant minds I've seen.  But the Order....the Order has all but broken him."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 10, 2015, 07:20:13 AM
Now knowing full well to keep his fool mouth shut, the Professor kept his gaze on the ground and followed silently.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Mr. Haxwell on February 10, 2015, 08:56:38 AM
(Is Toshi still airborne, or with the others right now?)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 10, 2015, 08:59:17 AM
(Captured by the dwarves like the rest of us, she was probably riding in the horseless carriage with Calien and the others besides Sakura, Pema and Fexni.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Mr. Haxwell on February 10, 2015, 09:26:22 AM
(Right...)

Blankly following silently with the others with her hands tied, in a way that avoids her from forming hand signs; from the spiritual realm, Grifter seems annoyed that Toshi did nothing when the conditions were obviously in her favor.

Grifter - "Hey, what gives!?" the grumpy Pidgeot spirit spoke, "How can you possibly concede so easily to these weaklings?" although Toshi can hear him clearly, which the guards could not, she remained silent as Grifter continued to rant on... "And it's raining for crying out loud. You could of easily flood this town in a single jutsu." ...knowing the full extent of her powers in wet weather, she thought not do anything drastic...

Toshi - "These people are my friends..." she suddenly spoke.

Grifter - "Yeah... what!?" he was suddenly shocked at Toshi's response.

Random Guard - "Hey you there! No backtalk, ya hear." He suddenly scolded her, "Just because ye half elven doesn't mean we're on the same side as ye."

(I don't know. I feel like Toshi would know these dwarves, as allies to her elven breathren. And yes it is possible that Toshi, in this kind of weather could of easily annihilated the lot if she did went out of her way to pull out her big guns.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 10, 2015, 09:27:46 AM
(Since when did Dwarves like Elves?  Dwarves always hate elves!)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 10, 2015, 09:32:16 AM
The Professor looked back at Toshi and Grifter and shook his head slowly, his mouth a thin line.  He wanted to tell them to be silent, but was too afraid to speak, and thus hoped his bruised face would speak for him.

((Last I checked, dwarves and elves don't get along...))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 10, 2015, 09:33:35 AM
(That's why the trope exists!

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/ElvesVersusDwarves?from=Main.ElvesVsDwarves (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/ElvesVersusDwarves?from=Main.ElvesVsDwarves))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Mr. Haxwell on February 10, 2015, 09:39:48 AM
(I'm practically taking this out of LotR lore, where they use to be allies, but the bond they resently had was eventually broken. Which in turn causes them to hate elves. Besides if they did liked elves they would of probably not tie up Toshi with the rest of the crew. She on the other hand still believe they're allies, though.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 10, 2015, 09:41:05 AM
(Oh okay so it's Toshi being out of touch again.  That makes much more sense.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Fxeni on February 10, 2015, 11:52:00 AM
(Not sure if the Cheval would survive or not... it probably wouldn't get stuck. Not that it would live much longer, but I would've preferred that it went out in a blaze of GBD glory 8D)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 10, 2015, 01:16:43 PM
(It didn't have wheels right?  So I'm incline to say the Dwarves took it.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 10, 2015, 03:30:38 PM
(Agreed, I imagine you'd have been able to save the Cheval.))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Dr. Wily II on February 10, 2015, 03:38:04 PM
(Save it for now... Only to blaze of GBD glory later. 8D)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 10, 2015, 03:39:07 PM
(I mean come on if a Rapidash can cross a creek the Cheval certainly could.  In the end everyone was captured by the Dwarves, including Yin and Bianca.)

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Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 10, 2015, 07:28:17 PM
((Let's say the Dwarves took it.  Separate group of Dwarves secreted it away so that their new captives couldn't try and grab it.  Otherwise, Fxeni could've just hopped on it and zoomed away while popping a wheelie and screaming, "Hahahaha SUCKERRRRRRRS!"))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 10, 2015, 07:45:06 PM
((I don't know that sounds amazing.  8D ))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 10, 2015, 07:51:31 PM
(I doubt Fxeni would abandon his friends....especially since Iron Gate is the only place that is close by and mostly everyone hates the group now.  Except for the ones who were genuinely grateful for them saving them, which would be hard to find since no one wants to get on the Order's bad side.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 10, 2015, 08:00:40 PM
((And speaking of the Order, don't speak of it unless you want to get backhanded across the room.))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 10, 2015, 08:01:56 PM
(Even if it's to express dislike of them?  In fact Calien actually outright explained that the Order drove the Prof insane to Dwarf PB despite his insistence that everyone shut up.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 10, 2015, 08:11:45 PM
((I think in general they don't want us talking.  XD PB can describe his home for this, don't want to step on his toes for the Dwarf lore.))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 10, 2015, 08:14:58 PM
(Yeah we'll see what he does.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Fxeni on February 11, 2015, 12:08:06 AM
Fxeni trudged along quietly next to the group. He glanced over at the Dwarves dragging the Cheval along as best as they could.

Well, they're certainly strong... good to know, Fxeni thought to himself as examined them. They were struggling only a tiny bit, despite the Cheval's weight. He sighed as he turned his gaze back to the road ahead.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 11, 2015, 12:43:33 AM
(Hey I just thought of something, would they take the carriage too?)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 11, 2015, 12:47:49 AM
(Carrige was washed away likely.))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 11, 2015, 12:48:57 AM
(You would think that thing would be heavier since it's Steam Punk.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 11, 2015, 01:02:18 AM
(Well it was an avalanche.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 11, 2015, 01:03:07 AM
(I guess, oh well worth a shot.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Protoman Blues on February 11, 2015, 08:48:23 AM
As they finally exited the caves, the tall figure lead them into the Great Hall of Gimrak. The columns were flawlessly constructed and the hall bustled with many a dwarf.

"Make way! MAKE WAY!" one of the dwarves said. "OPEN THE DOORS! PRISONERS TO SPEAK WITH KING PYRITECRUSHER!"

As the doors opened, the party glanced upon a throne carved and chiseled into the very walls. It was adorned with precious jewels and gems. Sitting upon throne was the King. "ALL HAIL KING EACHAN PYRITECRUSHER, DWARF KING OF GIMRAK!" the tall figure said.

"Prisoners, Riagan?" the king said boisterously. "I was expecting Mythril!!"

The King laughed, as did the rest of the dwarves around him.

"There was an avalanche near the Western Mine, father. We believe these creatures caused the cave-in, costing us countless hours and manpower!" Riagan said while lowering his hammer.

"Hmmmm 'tis a serious accusation, son! Who shall speak for the accused?" the King asked the prisoners.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 11, 2015, 08:52:22 AM
"I shall your highness." Calien said as he stepped forward with a bow of respect. "We have nothing to hide, and you may ask anything you wish of us."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Protoman Blues on February 11, 2015, 09:05:54 AM
"First and foremost, what are you doing on this mountain?" the king asked.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 11, 2015, 09:21:05 AM
"We merely wanted to make our way to Skull Cove." Calien spoke "It is of utmost importance that we do so, as hard as it may be to believe the world is in grave danger.  A man known as White Beard stole the sacred Omni Gem which was created by the Queen from the floating city and as a result the world is being thrown out of balance. 

I saw it first hand as the forest I called home was corrupted by this unbalance and some of the creatures succumbed to the chaos.  It would have gotten worse had we not been able to purify the chaos thanks to our compatriot Aya there as well as the combined forces of our mana.

However it seems this White Beard is also after Aya herself, these.....I am not sure what to make of them myself really but these beings known as Masters were sent to attack us and most likely capture Aya.  They were created by a man known as Alberto the Wily and I believe that he is connected to White Beard because he has knowledge of the Precursors, which would be needed to even attempt to make off with the Omni Gem in the first place.  We would not even know this without the Proffessor over there.

However thanks to the attack the way we were originally going was blocked off by the Order so we were forced to take the other road.  It was going well at first until the Prof's invention we were using to transport the lot of us got stuck in the terrain and before we could do anything the avalance occured and washed it away.  And then your son found us and now we're here."

Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 11, 2015, 10:07:36 AM
The Professor cowered a bit at the mention of his name, and he put his hood over his head.  Fumbling in his pockets, he pulled out a rosary and started thumbing the beads one by one while muttering a prayer under his breath.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Protoman Blues on February 11, 2015, 10:38:18 AM
"The Order, huh? I should have known they were involved in this." the King stated. "It's bad enough we have to share the mining and riches of this mountain with those vermin."

"But father, how do we not know they aren't working for the Order?" Riagan said angrily. "This wouldn't be the first time they've tried to poke their business into our territory!"

"My son Riagan brings up a valid point! What proof do you have that you are being sincere with us, huh?" the King asked. "How can we trust you?"
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 11, 2015, 10:51:09 AM
"The Order despise us sir, and, to a lesser extent, for most of us the feeling is quite mutual." Calien said as he unwrapped his bandana and revealed his ears to the surprise of Sakura "During the attack on Iron Gate I healed as many people as I could, whether they be with the Order or not.  As a Cleric of sorts I have no right to discriminate those who need help but even then I would have helped anyway since I believe it is just to do so as I would expect my fellow man to do the same.

The Order decided to brand me, Toshi and the Prof, who was part of the Order until the incident, as demons in order to continue their corrupt hold on the city.  The also branded that little girl and my childhood friend, who is not present, as Witches since the Order made Magic forbidden, our Absol a cursed beast due to those misaimed rumors of Absols causing disasters, and Fxeni and Aya over there were heretics with Fxeni also accused of being an evil Warlock.  Even my own daughter was called a Witch by them even when she and Pema put out the fires while Order didn't so much as lift a finger to do anything.   So as you can see, we are not friends with the Order and the Order are not friends with us. 

To make matters worse when the Prof was with the Order they used and abused him greatly keeping the benefits of his talents to themselves while treating him like a lesser man.  They treated him with distain and punished him greatly which as I mentioned before caused him to become slightly insane.  It's a classic case of Stockholme Syndrome I'm afraid. 

I wish I could have done something, but I don't have the power to do so, and the Order's grip is too deep for only us to ungrip especially with the pressing matters at hand."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Protoman Blues on February 11, 2015, 11:19:43 AM
"Interesting. Is this one's story true?" the King asked the rest of the party. "Speak up, the lot of you!"

(Wanna hear more from the rest of the party before continuing on)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 11, 2015, 11:25:19 AM
The Professor finally made an attempt to say something other than his muttering.  He nodded, then shook his head, then nodded again. "The Order, the Order, they m-make mistakes, yes, they make mistakes.  But, but, but, the Order is good!  We, we, we help!  My work, my work, you see, my work, it b-benefits the Order, but, but, but they don't, they don't want me to, they don't want me to give it, to give it to the townsfolk.  I've, I've, I've sinned against the Order, and, and, and they punished me, but, but, but I try, I try to do good!  My work, my master's work, my work and study, my work and study, I want to help others with my work, my work."

He cowered even lower, closing his eyes and waiting to be struck again.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 11, 2015, 11:29:05 AM
(I'll just post Sakura's bit here.)

"Of course it's true!" Sakura shouted "The Order are a bunch of cowardly ungrateful racist dumbasses!  They may help the poor and helped establish trade to help Iron Gate when it was struggling like the Prof keeps saying but they just want to keep the city dependent on them forever! 

Hell if they didn't forbid Magic and Magitek, even though they take advantage of the Prof despite the fact they never liked him, then maybe the city wouldn't be in the shape it is right now, but it is because no one can defend themselves!  So yes I really don't like those assholes!"

"......My apologies I honestly have no idea where she learned such language." Calien sighed though he had a feeling she heard it from the town, Toshi or possibly even Farah who had taken up to cussing as well.

(Out of character or just an extension of vocabulary. 8D)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Fxeni on February 11, 2015, 11:39:31 AM
"... Perhaps I wouldn't have said it so colourfully, but I am inclined to agree," Fxeni stated calmly.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 11, 2015, 11:42:29 AM
"Sorry." Sakura sighed "I'm just so frustrated about the entire thing, I honestly can't understand why those people can be so mean and restricting to everyone.  I guess my frustration got the better of me."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 11, 2015, 03:23:30 PM
Aya fumbled with the pendant around her neck, the true form of her weapon. She remembered it had the same symbols on the walls of the floating city and would be the only proof she could offer of her identity.

"I can't prove anything with words alone but--maybe this will be enough?" She hands the pendant to the guard still holding her arm to show the king. The pendant from a glance didn't match anything the Dwarves could make, it was neither iron nor mythril. It did however match the unknown metals from the rare precursor ruin they had dug up over the years. While anyone could have found such a pendand her attire did support her claims, it's style was like nothing humans they had encountered would ever wear. However unless they allowed her to draw it's magic out, something only a precursor could do there was still no way to confirm her claims.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 11, 2015, 08:48:09 PM
(Hey I have a question is it Rye-a-gan or Ree-a-gan?)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Protoman Blues on February 11, 2015, 09:23:22 PM
The King grabbed the pendant and examined it closely. He got up from his throne and walked towards the prisoners while taking everything they had said under consideration. He looked at the nervous tiny troll-ish creature and examined his face, which was clearly bruised.

"GUARDS!" the King yelled out. "Release the prisoners. They are welcome in the Great Halls of Gimrak."

The Guards released the party as the King walked over to Aya and gave her back her pendant. "Here you are. Such a treasure should be guarded closely."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 11, 2015, 09:26:51 PM
"I thank you for your fair judgement your highness." Calien bowed. 

Sakura sighed in relief as she looked over to Riagan curious to see what was his reaction to his father's decision.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 11, 2015, 10:42:10 PM
The Professor visibly calmed enough to stop cowering, but he kept his hood up and he slinked behind the party in order to keep a respectable distance.  He fell silent again, watching the Dwarves closely.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 11, 2015, 11:39:42 PM
Calien looked over to the Professor noticing that he was still very uncomfortable by this lot.

"Your Highness my very small compatriot here has a bit of a nasty bruise and it seems to be making him very uncomfortable." Calien explained "Would it be okay if I treat it right now?"
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 12, 2015, 01:43:13 AM
The King grabbed the pendant and examined it closely. He got up from his throne and walked towards the prisoners while taking everything they had said under consideration. He looked at the nervous tiny troll-ish creature and examined his face, which was clearly bruised.

"GUARDS!" the King yelled out. "Release the prisoners. They are welcome in the Great Halls of Gimrak."

The Guards released the party as the King walked over to Aya and gave her back her pendant. "Here you are. Such a treasure should be guarded closely."

Aya nodded a little surprised by his sudden shift in mood and tone. "Y-yes your majesty." She responded bowing a little out of respect.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Phi on February 12, 2015, 03:45:40 AM
The guard that confiscated Pema's staff returned it back to her.

"SALEM!" Pema hugged him tight, "Thank the heavens, I was so worried..."

"See? Just like I promised, right? I told you I wouldn't be gone long," Salem exclaimed with a chuckle.

"You dummy..." She continued to embrace him, her face lit up with joy.


Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Dr. Wily II on February 12, 2015, 03:48:42 AM
(Peam is tsun towards Salem. A talking staff. bVd)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 12, 2015, 03:50:29 AM
(I got Dere over that actually.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Phi on February 12, 2015, 04:03:26 AM
(This... this went to a weird place.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 12, 2015, 04:04:44 AM
(Yeah.....it did.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 12, 2015, 04:07:21 AM
With his bag returned to him, the Professor dug through it for a poultice with which to apply to his face.  It wasn't so much that the bruise itself bothered him, but it was something to take his mind off of their previous predicament.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 12, 2015, 04:10:42 AM
"Guess I'll have to talk to him later." Calien thought.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Dr. Wily II on February 12, 2015, 04:15:31 AM
(This... this went to a weird place.)
(Yeah.....it did.)
(I'LL BE HERE ALL DAY 8D)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Fxeni on February 12, 2015, 04:17:33 AM
"Thank you for your hospitality, sir," Fxeni said with a slight bow.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 12, 2015, 04:26:44 AM
(And there was much rejoicing bowing.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Phi on February 12, 2015, 04:33:25 AM
*Psst* "Salem, Salem, everyone is bowing! We should bow, too!" Pema whispered to him.

"Well, I don't think that's really necess-"

Pema bowed and pointed the staff at the floor, causing Salem to "bow", in a way.

He sighed.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 12, 2015, 04:36:09 AM
Calien softly snickered at Pema's gesture before he looked to his daughter who seemed to be glancing at Riagan.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 12, 2015, 04:37:38 AM
Realizing that he was the only one who didn't bow, the Professor put his supplies away and got down on his hands and knees and bowed deeply, his hood flopping over his face half-obscured by a hastily-applied poultice.

"Much, much, much humble apologies.  I admit ignorance, ignorance to your plight and, and, and I ask, I ask for forgiveness on b-behalf of the Order..."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 12, 2015, 04:44:43 AM
Calien sighed and hoped the King would understanding, or Queen forbid Riagan doesn't throtle him from across the room. 
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Protoman Blues on February 12, 2015, 07:02:45 AM
"Alright alright. Enough bowing. You are guests here in Gimrak." the King remarked. "And you seem to be on unfriendly terms with the Order. Well, most of you anyway!" he said while looking at the Professor with pity in his eyes.

"I am sorry for the way you have been treated by my kin. To make amends for this.... A FEAST IS IN ORDER!" the King yelled out as the dwarves cheered aloud.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 12, 2015, 07:08:31 AM
"Sounds good to me, I've haven't much to eat since I had to learn how to drive a vechicle that practically no one has driven before." Calien nodded.

"Walking through the caves made me forget I was hungry to be honest." Sakura giggled as she awaited Pema's inevitable exaggerated joy.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Phi on February 12, 2015, 07:26:44 AM
Pema completely froze in place, "S... Salem?"

"Yes, Pema?"

"I can't feel my legs... Is this normal...?" She sounded as if she was in a trance.

"... Um..."

"D-Did... Did you hear what that nice man said...? Just now? With his mouth words?" Her eyes grew wide, her body vibrating in an odd manner.

"God have mercy on us all," Salem muttered, "Yes, I heard h-"

Pema bounced happily around the group, "FEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAASSSSSSSTTT!!"

She joined hands with one of the dwarves and jumped in place.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 12, 2015, 07:30:43 AM
Sakura giggled even louder and Calien was trying everything he could to contain himself, and failing spectacularly.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Dr. Wily II on February 12, 2015, 07:31:38 AM
(... Darn it. I want to pinch Peam's cheeks so badly now. SO DARN CUTE)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 12, 2015, 07:34:59 AM
The Professor had gotten up from his bow and was limping behind the others in a slow pace, surveying the other Dwarves.  He felt unwelcome due to his affiliation with the Order; an affiliation he was not yet ready to denounce despite of all the things he had learned about it, and the disdain and derision that others regarded him with.  He couldn't release his own views of the Order.  The outsiders didn't see what he saw.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Protoman Blues on February 12, 2015, 07:46:11 AM
"While we are waiting, please tell me more of the outside world." the King asked the party. "Being a King means I don't get to leave the throne that often. Don't worry though, I still know how to throw a great party!"

King Pyritecrusher and his fellow dwarves laughed aloud. Riagan remained quiet and somewhat apprehensive.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 12, 2015, 07:49:14 AM
After recovering from her giggling fit Sakura noticed that Riagan was still unusually quiet and decided to approach him.

"Mr. Riagan sir....are you okay?" Sakura asked him.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Protoman Blues on February 12, 2015, 07:58:48 AM
"I am fine. If you'll excuse me!" Riagan said as he walked away. The King glanced at his son as he did.

(Riagan will be back later.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 12, 2015, 08:04:52 AM
Sakura looked at him as he left as she knew he was lying, however she knew she couldn't help him if he wasn't ready so she decided to keep going to get some dinner.

Calien wondered about Riagan himself, especially since Sakura seems to have been taking an interest in him.  He decided not to worry about that now and turned to the King.

"I admit I know the feeling, my daughter and I have been living in the forest for 16 years cut off from society, quite a bit has changed.  I.....also admit due to that situation I have never seen nor heard of Dwarves until today, and my daughter hasn't either."  Calien stated sheepishly "Oh and forgive me I realize haven't even introduced myself or my daughter.  I'm Calien and her name is Sakura."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 12, 2015, 08:08:59 AM
Following the party to a grand banquet hall, the Professor found a corner and went to it.  With his back against the wall, he was able to keep a better watch on the other Dwarves without worry of any of them sneaking up behind him.  His hood was still up and he slid to a seat as he watched silently.

He was waiting for the others to find their seats before he would join them, as he didn't want to be exposed to the crowd.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Mr. Haxwell on February 12, 2015, 10:10:31 AM
Feeling relief that the dwarves understood their side of allegiance, she walked along to join the feast with the others. Watching the Professor's ever paranoia get the better of him. Toshi let's out a sigh...

Toshi - "Good grief." she mutters, before walking over to the professor, taking a seat near him, "Come on now, Professor. There's no need to be so... shy." she helps him to the table, "You must be hungry from all the trauma you've been going through."

"If I ever get the chance. I'm going to make the Order suffer a pain worst than death itself. This has got to stop." the loathe-some thoughts cross her mind.

(I don't know. I feel like I'm either trying to make Toshi to caring around the Prof., or it sounds like I'm trying ship the two. :|)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 12, 2015, 02:56:22 PM
(Looks like the former to me.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Mr. Haxwell on February 12, 2015, 03:01:46 PM
(Agreed.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 12, 2015, 04:02:33 PM
Aya followed along with the others although she doesn't speak up, mostly due to her own ignorance to the outside world.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 13, 2015, 03:55:37 AM
The Professor sat quietly, his hood still up.  His shoulders were hunched and his head was low as he tried to make himself small and unnoticeable.  He was hungry, but he was far too uneasy with what was going on around him. 

A drink was placed in front of him, but he didn't touch the frothy mug.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 13, 2015, 04:44:23 AM
As the feast began and food was had by all Aya came up to the professor and Toshi, she had a plate of various dwarven cuisine. "Professor, you should eat." She places it down infront of him and joins the two. "I'm not sure what "chips" are but I was told they are tasty." Aya says with a friendly smile.

((Not potato chips but rather fries. Mostly a reference to the hobbit movies. ))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Protoman Blues on February 13, 2015, 04:46:31 AM
(Haha, I don't know if Chips were a Dwarf specialty, but hey why not XD)

"Aye. Eat please." The King said. "And allow me to apologize for my son, Riagan. He is very protective of our dwarf brethren and our culture!"
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 13, 2015, 04:50:45 AM
"I see, it was very evident in the way he talked.  I can understand why he was so angry at us when he thought we caused that Avalanche." Calien nodded.

"Do you know where he was going and why?" Sakura asked "I admit...I'm sort of worried about him."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 13, 2015, 04:52:21 AM
((The dwarves in the hobbit movie made a reference to liking them so I though why not. XD ))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 13, 2015, 04:54:04 AM
The Professor took a few timid bites, but didn't relax.  He kept a close watch on the other Dwarves.  He wore the robes of the Order, the insignia of the Order, and stank of their practices.  He was unwelcome and he knew it.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 13, 2015, 04:59:24 AM
"....Sir I think there's a deeper problem than just Riagan's actions towards him, if you know what I mean." Calien stated.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 13, 2015, 05:07:39 AM
"Don't worry they won't try to hit you again, seems like we're welcome now." She sits next to the professor and tries to stretch her arm that had improved quite a bit thanks to his healing mixes and some magical healing ontop.

Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Protoman Blues on February 13, 2015, 05:15:55 AM
"Well unless you're blind, you can see by his height that Riagan is not an actual dwarf!" the King said before drinking some beer. "Plus he doesn't quite have our good looks!"

The other dwarves erupted with laughter.

"He is a human, like some of ye. He was crying and alone when my party and I found him near the entrance to the mine. We do not know what happened, but it looked like a struggle of sorts took place. There was blood splattered across the mountain side, along with some tattered rags that had The Order's insignia on it. We do not know if his parents were members of The Order or killed by them. Either way, I decided to take care of the lad and raise him as my son."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 13, 2015, 05:18:45 AM
"Oh no....poor Riagan." Sakura said looking down.

"I see.....how old was he at the time?" Calien asked "Does he remember anything?"
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Protoman Blues on February 13, 2015, 05:20:16 AM
"He was just a baby when we found him." the King replied.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 13, 2015, 05:21:53 AM
"I see....." Calien stated.

".......Could that have happened to me as well?" Sakura muttered.

(And we all know what happened in Wilypocalypse.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Phi on February 13, 2015, 05:24:55 AM
Pema gazed at the absolutely staggering spread of food before her.

"For the first time ever... I don't even know where to start..." Her eyes darted back and forth between the incredibly varied selections.

"Eeny, meeny, miny, moe?" Salem exclaimed, half-jokingly.

Pema nodded, her stomach nodding even faster, "Yeah, that could work! Okay! Eeny, meeny, miny... ALL OF IT!"

Her hands launched at the stacks of meat and bread, like small, dainty missles. Some food she placed onto her plate, others were shoved into her mouth immediately.

One of the Dwarves near her noticed her vigor and began to eagerly stuff his face with food, almost as if he was competing with her.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 13, 2015, 05:28:02 AM
((Haha Eating contest? I'm all for that XD))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 13, 2015, 05:30:08 AM
((I don't know what happened in Wilypocalypse.))

The Professor took a few more bites and actually partook in his drink, finding it to be a strong ale with fruity undertones, similar to the brews the Order had concocted in their basement distilleries. 

After a moment, he looked to Aya, his voice low. "I wear, I wear the insignia of the Order.  They, they, they might not strike m-me again, but, but, but that's, that's not, that's not a concern.  Here, here among the Dwarves, I am a pariah.  I am a representative of the Order, and I ask their forgiveness, but, but, but... I, I, I d-don't think, I don't think that they, that they understand."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 13, 2015, 05:32:07 AM
(Calien is dead and thus Sakura was raised by Lucarios. Her mom died in childbirth.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Protoman Blues on February 13, 2015, 05:34:28 AM
King Pyritecrusher saw the eating contest between Pema and the dwarf across the table from her and began to cheer them on!

"AYE. LET'S SEE WHAT YE GOT!!" The King shouted out. "EAT. EAT. EAT. EAT. EAT. EAT" he cheered as the other dwarves joined in!
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 13, 2015, 05:37:07 AM
"Oh boy, I think the King has a very short attention span." Calien thought as he noticed he ignored the Prof's plight before he looks at the eating contest and cracked wry grin.  "My money is on Pema."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 13, 2015, 05:41:02 AM
"You don't need to apologize for anything, what ever the order may or may have no done isn't really on your hands is it? Besides I doubt whatever bad done by the order represents the majority right? The others got so worked up but I can't believe everyone there was doing wrong. You healed my arm and got us this far; I don't know about the others but I'm thankfully, I certainly don't hate the ones like you in the order."

She smiles placing a hand on his shoulder gently to raise his spirits.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 13, 2015, 05:53:54 AM
Sakura listened to Aya and thought about what she said.  She did have a point, there may have been some people in the Order just like the Prof, but she didn't believe that the majority of them were like the Prof.  If the Order was the one who started to spread the rumors of her father being a demon and everyone else being bad to a degree then a majority must have agreed to do it.

However there is a small hope she hadn't thought of until Aya brought it up, if the minority in the Order who were like the Prof didn't agree to what was done there may be hope the Order may someday reform.  Perhaps eventually the Order as a whole could be Good, but at the moment they were not Good yet.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 13, 2015, 06:04:00 AM
The Professor nodded slowly and fell quiet as he ate.  He couldn't hear very well in the crowded dining hall and had only caught parts of what Aya had said.  Rather than misinterpreting anything, he chose to just nod in acknowledgement.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 13, 2015, 06:17:19 AM
"Guess it may have been too loud for the Prof to hear due to his bad hearing." Sakura thought due to the lack of response. 

She looked over to her father who was enjoying watching the eating contest.  With a shrug Sakura decided to join in the cheering.

"COME ON PEMA PROVE THAT YOUR STOMACH IS LIKE THE ENDLESS EXPANSE OF THE NIGHT SKY, I KNOW YOU CAN DO IT!" Sakura cheered.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 13, 2015, 06:47:09 AM
His attention diverted by Sakura's yell, the Professor looked to Pema and her personal eating contest.  It was the revelry surrounding the eating contest that compounded his lousy hearing, as he was completely unable to discern individual voices.  At this point, someone would have to speak directly into his ear for him to hear anything with any clarity.

Finally starting to relax, he ate some more and drank a long swallow of his ale.  He wanted to cheer Pema on, but didn't want to draw attention to himself.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Mr. Haxwell on February 13, 2015, 10:25:56 AM
Feeling satisfied that the Professor is now relaxed and settled in, she began finishing her short meal, before going through her mug of beer, while observing quietly at the feasting contest Pema and her dwarf competitor are having.

Toshi - "Hmm... looks like it could go either way." before taking another sip from her mug, "But seeing as how Pema's doing, I think she'll manage."

Grifter - "Naah... I bet the dwarven lad'll win." The pokéspirit appears, sort of placing his bets on the competition, "Pema may be young, but I know the old fella's got his game on."

(I needed someone to cheer on the dwarf. Can't let the cheering go one sided.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 13, 2015, 10:32:36 AM
"I don't know Grifter for a while now I've been considering hunting 2 bears a day for food.  One bear for Pema and another bear for the rest of us." Calien laughed.  "But come to think about it what would I do with all that fur?  I guess I could make capes for everyone, but what would I do after that.....guess I can make bear dresses for the ladies.....but after that.....perhaps blankets?"

"Oh Daddy." Sakura smiled despite herself as her dad rambled on with the conflict of having so much left over bear fur.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Phi on February 13, 2015, 07:44:41 PM
"Huh," Salem stated with surprise, "Looks like you have your own personal cheering section."

Pema mowed down a rack of lamb, followed by chugging down water, making digestion easier, "Yeah! I can feel everyone's energy, elevating me to amazing heights!" She exclaimed dramatically.

"Um, I think that's really pushing it, Pema... But anyway, you shouldn't strain yourself too much. Even you're not immune to stomach aches... or worse," He warned.

"Ha ha ha, foolish Salem!" Pema laughed an incredibly fake laugh, "What doesn't kill me only makes me stronger!"

"... Is that the context you're really going for?"

"Come on, man, YOU GOT THIS! Go, go, go!" One of the Dwarves cheered on his fellow brethren, "Let them see why you're called Zilpher the Insatiable!"

"Mmmfrrrrb! MMMFRRBM!" Zilpher cried out, his mouth filled with mutton.

"I don't know what you said, but I love your enthusiasm, pal!" He patted him on the back.

One Dwarf looked at Pema, who was stuffing chicken down her mouth with frightening intensity, "Is that tiny creature really a human? How can such a small being fit that much food?!"

"She's a curious one, that's for sure," Another Dwarf rubbed his beard, astonished at this gluttonous display.

Pema finished off three plates of food, and was about to grab a fifth drumstick when something caught her eye; a roasted duck, displayed elegantly on a plate, complete with decorative garnish.

"I see... so you've summoned me here today, have you, feathered one?" Pema gazed at the roasted duck, speaking in a hushed tone, "I accept!"

She inhaled and exhaled deeply, "In... my..." she inched her hands closer and closer to the poor duck that was going to be devoured, "BELLY!" Her hands launched towards it.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 13, 2015, 07:59:05 PM
"Oh yeah.....she's definitely going to get a stomach ache." Sakura sighed and shook her head as she watched Pema devour the duck "Might need to take a walk with her if possible."

"I'm still amazed she can eat so much though, could it be that since her Mana is so huge and she uses so much that she has to eat that much to replenish it?" Calien pondered.

"That would make sense......I also think somewhere down the line one of her ancestors could have been something like these Dwarves." Sakura joked.

"Also quite possible, she certainly is short enough." Calien smiled and nodded.

"Though she is only 12, who knows she might end up taller than me someday." Sakura stated.

"That's definitely a possibility since you are kind of short too, especially for our race...even by human standards as well to be honest." Calien pointed out.

"Why do you have to remind me of that." Sakura sighed.

"Then again your grandmother is shorter than you last I remembered so that might explain a few things.  I think you got it from your mother's side too to be honest.....she was pretty small too." Calien said wistfully.

"Is that so....." Sakura said as she looked at her father.  She wondered if Riagan's story brought up some bad memories too, despite how joyous the kingdom of Dwarves was.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Mr. Haxwell on February 13, 2015, 08:08:40 PM
Just finishing her liquor, Toshi seemed a bit worried over Pema's health.

Toshi - "Hey, Prof. Got any indigestion remedies on you?" she poked a little on the Professor's shoulder to get his attention, "Not to be worried or anything, but I think Pema might need something in case she's unable to stomach all that food."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Fxeni on February 14, 2015, 12:27:08 AM
Fxeni looks around at everyone cheering away. Shaking his head, he reaches for more food and quietly eats in peace.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 14, 2015, 03:34:48 AM
It took a moment, but the Professor finally figured out what Toshi had said. "Oh!  Oh, oh, oh, yes, yes, I do, I do."

He dug around in his bag and produced a couple smaller bags.  One of the bags contained small cubes of chalk and the other small sticks of compressed clay.

"The taste, the taste, I'm afraid, can be rather... bland.  But, but, but, they are, they are effective, yes?"
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 14, 2015, 03:38:04 AM
Sakura looked at the indigestion remedies in curiosity.

"So would she have to take both or would she have to pick one?"  Sakura asked trying to talk as loud as she could over the crowd so the Prof could hear her.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 14, 2015, 03:48:54 AM
"Either or.  Or both.  It's, it's up to her.  They both, they both do, they both do the same thing; neutralize acid.  The clay, the clay is something of an... acquired taste."

The Professor took one of the clay sticks and broke off a bite in his mouth.  He crunched it up and knocked it back with a swig of ale, and then ate a few more bites of his meal.  His own stomach was uncooperative, as it craved food, but was also upset due to his anxiety.  By gnawing on the clay stick, he hoped to be able to actually partake in the provided feast and eat his fill.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 14, 2015, 03:55:59 AM
"Hmm but you have to suck the cube right?" Sakura asked "If it's just as much as an acquired taste as the stick I think the stick might be the better option since she can drink something in between bites."

"Perhaps we should ask the Dwarves if there's something like Ginger around." Calien stated "I would give her some of the herbs I have, but they would most likely make her vomit what she ate."

"Sounds like her worst nightmare." Sakura said dryly.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 14, 2015, 04:01:16 AM
Aya slipped away as the eating contest started, the noise was a little much for her; as she explored around the near by parts of the dwarven city she came across a rather spectacular cavern, from the balcony she could see dwarven homes going deep into massive cut tunnels on each side. This had to be the center of their civilization here, Aya found it admittedly hard to comprehend the desire to live underground but there was certainly beauty in their culture to be sure.

"Wow.." She said out loud, glancing left and right she noticed Riagan leaning against the arm rail
looking lost in thought. "Your city has an amazing view, I've never seen anything like it before." She says walking up to him.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 14, 2015, 04:04:51 AM
"Hmm but you have to suck the cube right?" Sakura asked "If it's just as much as an acquired taste as the stick I think the stick might be the better option since she can drink something in between bites."

"Perhaps we should ask the Dwarves if there's something like Ginger around." Calien stated "I would give her some of the herbs I have, but they would most likely make her vomit what she ate."

"Sounds like her worst nightmare." Sakura said dryly.

((Rolaids and Tums are basically flavored chalk.))

The Professor dug around in his bag some more. "You crunch the chalk.  I may, I may have a root in here... I may, I may..."

Eventually, he produced a gnarled strong-smelling root that looked like some malformed dirty brown multi-limbed mummified creature.  He handed it to Sakura. "I do!  I do have ginger!"
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 14, 2015, 04:08:28 AM
"Oh, that's not what I expected.  I would think it would be difficult to crunch the chalk in that shape." Sakura said as she handed the Ginger to Calien who took a good look at it.

"Hmmm yes this Ginger is in good shape and of fine quality." Calien nodded "I can boil it and make a tea if it's necessary to Pema."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Phi on February 14, 2015, 06:45:41 AM
Pema managed to finish the duck, and moved onto her next plate.

She lightly hit her chest with her fist a few times, beginning to feel the encroaching burn. She glanced over at Zilpher, who looked somewhat dazed from his massive consumptions, however, he continued to plow through his servings.

"That Dwarf man is a tough opponent. I underestimated him," Pema observed as she finished her seventh chicken breast, "But I'm no sloth, myself!"

"Slouch," Salem corrected.

"Mm-hm, I'm not that one, either!" She nodded with determination, fist pumped in the air, "I've never done this before, but.. I think it's time I unlock my true potential!"

Pema slowly raised her hand and then rested it on her hat, "It's not over yet..." She swiftly removed the hat from her head and tossed it aside, "Nothing holding me back now. A hero never runs away from a battle!"

She dived in for a pile of broiled goat slathered in thick gravy.

He sighed, "Pema, all you did was discard your hat. There's no-"

"Ah, I see you've taken off your hat, child," Zilpher exclaimed in a large, bellowing voice, "This means you've finally decided to reveal your true potential!"

"Oh, you better believe it!" Pema exclaimed confidently.

"Very well then... so shall I!" Zilpher tore off his leather arm bracelets, "I can feel it now! NO MERCY!" He shoveled Pulled Pork into his gullet.

"Yeah, let's finish this, Zilpher! Full power!" Pema cheered, vigorously eating corn on the cob.

"Wh-What is with you people? You haven't actually done anything!" Salem shouted, vaguely suspecting he was going mad from watching these two.

She arrived to her eighth plate of food, "I dunno, Salem, I'm definitely feeling a great force building up inside me. A force that will carry me through to the end!"

"... That's just gas... I hope someone has a medical remedy for you, after this is over..."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 14, 2015, 08:51:48 AM
"Oh ho, seems like they're taking things seriously now." Calien remarked at the exchange.

"........They weren't before?" Sakura said as she tilted her head.

"I don't know, that's what I got from it."  Calien shook his head "Though I think Zilpher might need a stomach remedy as well when this was over, it was subtle but I think the food getting to him."

"If I wasn't so interested in the outcome and worried that the crowd might get mad at me I feel like I should run over and stop the competition." Sakura replied.

"I share that sentiment." Calin nodded.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 14, 2015, 08:56:22 AM
The Professor finished the clay stick he was gnawing on and he finally finished most of the meal before him.  He still looked very uncomfortable, but he was attempting to hide it.  His arms were held close to his body and his shoulders were hunched up.  His face was mostly hidden by his hood, save for his long, pointed nose. 

The noise from the eating contest was getting louder and louder, and he was having an even more difficult time trying to hear.  After a moment, he moved the stomach remedies toward Calien and then stood; gathering his things and heading for the door just to get away from the noise for a few minutes.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 14, 2015, 09:01:27 AM
"Professor you're going to leave?" Sakura asked "Why don't I come with you, I don't want you to get lost or something."

Sakura was genuinely worried that he may run into a stray dwarf or run into Riagan who she wasn't sure actually accepted him and was still mad at him.  She also wanted to admittedly get away from the noise a bit as well and apologize for what she said about the Order.....to an extent.

(I admit I want to do other things.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Mr. Haxwell on February 14, 2015, 09:12:03 AM
Toshi - "W-wait for me."

Feeling her head starting pound a little, Toshi decided to go join the two a little; just to get some needed fresh air, from all the noise.

She kept a close eye on the Professor, in case something bad should befall upon him.

(I seem to forget that Toshi has sensitive hearing. I'm pretty sure she'd go mad if she stayed in there any longer.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 14, 2015, 09:14:58 AM
(Lampshading it now.)

"Oh you're coming too Toshi?" Sakura asked "I'm suprised you didn't do it sooner considering you wanted to rip out my larynx for yelling at you when we first met, and I'm sure the Dwarves were louder than that."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 14, 2015, 09:17:08 AM
Finally enough of a distance away that he could hear somewhat clearly, the Professor nodded. "I apologize, I apologize as, as, as I can't hear very well.  Difficult, difficult to hear anything, yes?  Too n-noisy."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 14, 2015, 09:19:49 AM
"Yeah I understand, since I have more sensitive hearing my ears are starting to hurt, and sure Daddy is somehow trying to ignore the noise himself." Sakura nodded as she noticed Yin joined them as well thinking she too wanted to get away from the noise.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Mr. Haxwell on February 14, 2015, 09:23:22 AM
(Lampshading it now.)

"Oh you're coming too Toshi?" Sakura asked "I'm suprised you didn't do it sooner considering you wanted to rip out my larynx for yelling at you when we first met, and I'm sure the Dwarves were louder than that."

Toshi - "Yeah, don't remind me." she replied, feeling a little embarrassed to hear her say that, "It seems I have trouble adapting to loud noises. I'm quite sure I'd scream my own larynx out, if they got any louder than it is."

(Somehow I kinda wish she was like Misty's Psyduck, in a way.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Protoman Blues on February 14, 2015, 09:24:38 AM
Aya slipped away as the eating contest started, the noise was a little much for her; as she explored around the near by parts of the dwarven city she came across a rather spectacular cavern, from the balcony she could see dwarven homes going deep into massive cut tunnels on each side. This had to be the center of their civilization here, Aya found it admittedly hard to comprehend the desire to live underground but there was certainly beauty in their culture to be sure.

"Wow.." She said out loud, glancing left and right she noticed Riagan leaning against the arm rail
looking lost in thought. "Your city has an amazing view, I've never seen anything like it before." She says walking up to him.

"Yes" Riagan responded calmly. "It's very beautiful. I would give my life to protect it and all those who live here."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 14, 2015, 09:32:57 AM
"Considering your half Leporine half Elf I can understand that." Sakura nodded. "Not to mention your ears are way bigger than mine, Dad's and Ms. Farah's."

(I hope I got that right.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Mr. Haxwell on February 14, 2015, 09:43:26 AM
(No worries. You got the leporine part right.)

Toshi - "Somehow I wish wasn't born half leporine." she brushed her tail a bit, "Although it feels kind of weird that I actually adore my own rabbit tail. I heard some weird rumors of a rabbit's tail or foot being some sort of lucky charm. Not that I'm feeling very lucky that often."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 14, 2015, 09:48:48 AM
The Professor limped along, listening as best as he could.  The halls had terrible acoustics and sounds echoed and made conversations difficult to follow.  His own large ears used to be sensitive, but one too many explosions in his lab had done away with that.

"When, when working, when researching and experimenting, sometimes, sometimes things would... explode.  M-my hearing, my hearing hasn't been the... same, since.  Too many loud booms, yes?"

He scratched at his pointed ears and dug at them with his knuckle in an attempt to clear them.  Away from the crowded dining hall, he has visibly relaxed, but he still carried himself with a sense of caution as he threw furtive glances over his shoulder.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 14, 2015, 09:50:02 AM
"Oh yeah I think Daddy heard those rumors too when he was living with humans."  Sakura shuddered "I heard those who actually believe in such rumors actually chase rabbits down to cut off said foot or tail.  Even as people who try to use every part of the animals we hunt as a sign of respect for those who died so we may live we both find that disturbing."

The Professor limped along, listening as best as he could.  The halls had terrible acoustics and sounds echoed and made conversations difficult to follow.  His own large ears used to be sensitive, but one too many explosions in his lab had done away with that.

"When, when working, when researching and experimenting, sometimes, sometimes things would... explode.  M-my hearing, my hearing hasn't been the... same, since.  Too many loud booms, yes?"

He scratched at his pointed ears and dug at them with his knuckle in an attempt to clear them.  Away from the crowded dining hall, he has visibly relaxed, but he still carried himself with a sense of caution as he threw furtive glances over his shoulder.
"I figured." Sakura nodded.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 14, 2015, 02:50:03 PM
"Yes" Riagan responded calmly. "It's very beautiful. I would give my life to protect it and all those who live here."

"Well my friends and I mean no harm, we were just trying to get to Skull Cove as we told your father, still sorry our meeting had to come in the form of an avalanche." Aya leans on the railing, glancing over the city and the people like little ants going too and fro.

((I have an event coming, just wanted to get Riagan introduced to the party in a less  antagonistic way.))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 14, 2015, 05:28:52 PM
(Can I still run into you guys?)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 15, 2015, 12:05:44 AM
(If you wish, I'm about to do an event once every one is ready.))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Phi on February 15, 2015, 12:11:06 AM
(Including Pema?)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 15, 2015, 12:28:28 AM
((Yep when your bit is done and everyone will be involved in this event for sure. We are coming up to the bit in every RPG near the start where everything goes wrong!  8D  ))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 15, 2015, 01:49:26 AM
(Right as soon as Riagan talks again I'll have Sakura and her party arrive and make her act excited about the city and guard rails.   Because only Sakura would get excited about guard rails since she's never seen one before.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 15, 2015, 04:39:52 AM
((I'm ready.  I'm babysitting, but the kids are getting ready for bed.))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 15, 2015, 04:48:12 AM
((I want to get the party back together before I continue with the next event though, so if people could wrap up their stuff and somehow find Aya that would help speed things up. Also waiting for PB to post))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 15, 2015, 04:50:31 AM
The Professor continued through the halls, finding a random staircase and climbing it toward what he assumed would be a balcony.  He didn't want to run into any random Dwarves, but he didn't want to be caught unawares in the dining hall where he couldn't hear.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 15, 2015, 04:53:12 AM
(Yeah that's why I'm waiting for PB to respond to the last thing Aya said before I move things along.  I'm also wondering if Sakura can randomly find some special rocks so Calien can make more Not-Krell stones.  Don't need to go to a specific area for that, you'll see.)

The Professor continued through the halls, finding a random staircase and climbing it toward what he assumed would be a balcony.  He didn't want to run into any random Dwarves, but he didn't want to be caught unawares in the dining hall where he couldn't hear.
"Prof be careful." Sakura said as she caught up to him "I don't want you to trip....or well you know."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 15, 2015, 04:55:18 AM
(Might be a good thing to do while we wait.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 15, 2015, 04:59:07 AM
((I'm just trying to regroup by going random places.))

Steps were trickier for the Professor to navigate with his lame leg, and he stumbled a few times during his climb.  Eventually, he made it to the top and climbed out onto the balcony.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 15, 2015, 05:03:22 AM
(Maybe we can place them slightly father away but can still be on a similar path. Might as well go rock hunting after the next post and accidentally run into Riagan.)

Sakura arrived at the balcony as well as she took in the sight.

"Wow.....the Dwarven city looks amazing!" Sakura said in awe as she changed her sight to the guard rail "Oh and this rail must have been placed here to prevent others from falling.  Ingenious!"
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 15, 2015, 05:28:25 AM
The Professor looked over the railing for a moment as he took in the whole of the Dwarven city.  After a while, he backed away and went toward the wall, his shoulders hunched and his hood up. 

"I've, I've read about these cities, read about them, in my, in my studies.  Great underground furnaces; the Dwarves, the Dwarves are smithies, yes?  Fine w-weaponsmiths.  Their craftsmanship, you can, you can see it everywhere...  The gilded stone, the mail, the great hall..."

He returned to the railing again and looked over its edge at the city below.

"In the Order, we knew of the Dwarves... former trade partners, former allies.  I, I, I thought... I thought we were still allies.  I never knew...  But, but, but they don't understand.  They don't understand.  They don't know the Order like I do..."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 15, 2015, 05:35:41 AM
"Seems the Order kept you in the dark about a lot of things, though from the reaction they had with Toshi when she brought up the alliance with Elves and Dwarves they might have broken off quite a few ties for one reason or another." Sakura sighed when she looked down...but then notice she felt a tingling cold sensation.

She then concentrated on what looked like an ordinary rock for some reason.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 15, 2015, 05:55:54 AM
The short monk gave a slow nod.  He folded his arms and rested them against the railing; which reached to almost his neck.  He leaned his chin on his arms and watched the city below.

"I... I don't understand it anymore... I don't understand it anymore... everything that I thought, that I thought I knew..."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 15, 2015, 06:11:18 AM
"Hmm sometimes the Truth is hard to swallow Prof." Sakura said as she picked up the rock "It can be painful and you may want to look away as much as you want but the Truth will always be there whether you want it there or not.  Other times the Truth may be shrouded by one force or another, or even by one's own will if it suits their needs."

Sakura's eyes turned Red as she examined the Stone carefully to figure out why she was reacting to it.

"Many of those not enlightened by the Truth only See what they want to See and thus Believe what they want to Believe because at times the Truth is very painful and causes them much suffering." Sakura continued  "However painful it may be, only by assessing all possibilities and pursing the Truth may those find the true path through many trials. 

That is the way of my Father's people, we who pursue the Truth in all things in order to help those who need it most.  We who have the power to find the Truth must help those who do not in order to give them the tools necessary to fight those who wish to harm others.  This is our purpose."

(And thus I went Persona 4 on everyone's asses.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 15, 2015, 06:40:17 AM
"But, but, but what is the truth?" The Professor looked up at Sakura, his face half-hidden by his hood.

He returned his gaze to the city below. "All that I ever knew... it's all gone.  It's all gone.  Things changed so fast... so fast."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 15, 2015, 06:46:29 AM
"That my friend, can only be determined by looking at all perspectives and facts in order to find the Truth.  No one said it would be easy and in fact is very difficult." Sakura stated "You only know one side of things because you lived in the Order and were sheltered by them, that is not enough to find the Truth.  Often one can't find the Truth just by staying in one place, you often have to go to others and put together the pieces to assess the Truth.  Even then the Truth comes in ways that may not be expected because true appearances are not easily determined.

Take this stone for example and tell me what you see."

Sakura held the object that looks like an ordinary rock to the Professor so he may have a better look.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 15, 2015, 06:59:36 AM
Finally pulling himself away from the railing, he took the rock and turned it over in his hands for a close look.  Gripping it, he held it to his chest and closed his eyes so that he could concentrate.  After a long moment, he handed it back to Sakura.  "It looks like just a rock, but, but, but it... it feels different.  Not, not just, not just its surface, not just its surface.  It, it has a warmth."

As he had experimented with various types of crystals and stones, he had learned to sense when one might hold energy, and he detected it as an internal warmth.  However, many different type of stones had different energies, and this was but one of a myriad of stones that he has encountered, so he wasn't quite sure the point.

"Why?"
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 15, 2015, 07:06:34 AM
"Because this is not an ordinary rock my friend." Sakura nodded as she rummaged through her pockets and showed him the stone that she and her father had that can be used to communicate from long distances "This material is very special to our people and this, when refined properly, can make these.  However even in it's unrefined state they hold mysterious powers, different but similar to the refined stone, that many ordinary people are not aware of not only because of it's ordinary appearance but they also don't have our powers."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 15, 2015, 07:25:39 AM
The Professor nodded slowly.  Despite he himself possessing no magic of any note, he did study and learn how to replicate many different magical abilities; though he learned through his master, who didn't use magic. 

Though, as Sakura talked about her people, he began to wonder about his own.  He was taken in by the Order, specifically by his master.  He was found in the forest and taken back to the monastery, where he grew and trained.  The only life he knew was that among the humans of the Order; he knew absolutely nothing about his own kind.

He didn't even know what he was.

Returning his gaze to the city below, he slipped his hand under his hood and scratched at his ears.  His ears were pointed like elves, but his nose was different.  He was almost entirely hairless, and he was shorter than the Dwarves.  In his studies, he had only read about other races such as Elves and Dwarves, and some occasional passage regarding the Fae Folk, but his focus was on the Precursors, as his master studied their magic.

His master never told him what he actually was.  The Order never told him.  They tried to keep him hidden from the town because he wasn't human, but they never told him what he was.  He wasn't Elven or Dwarven, and he definitely wasn't a Precursor.  He never trained in magic, so he wasn't sure if he even had any such abilities.  He was never named; only given a title.

Finally, he removed his hood and looked to Sakura. "What am I?"
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 15, 2015, 07:29:06 AM
Sakura's eyes widened but then soften and she looked down.

"I am terribly sorry my friend but I don't know myself, my father hasn't seen nor heard of anything like you." Sakura stated.  "All I know at the moment is that you are you."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 15, 2015, 08:22:09 AM
The Professor held Sakura's gaze for a long moment before looking back to the city below.  He gave off a sigh, pulled up his hood, and stepped away from the railing and limped along its edge.  He wasn't sure where he was going, but at this moment, he didn't care.

His gaze kept going to the streets below as he wondered how he could have gone for so long with no identity.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 15, 2015, 08:28:31 AM
Sakura followed the Professor as she realized how conflicted he was.  Not knowing what one was is certainly troubling to most, and the Professor was no exception.  She felt bad that she didn't have the answer at the moment but hoped someday they would find the answers he seeked.

She kept an eye on him while picking up seemingly random ordinary looking stones which were actually the stone she was describing to the Professor to give to her father.

(Well we should be ready to run into Riagan and Aya now.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Mr. Haxwell on February 15, 2015, 09:35:53 AM
(I'll just have Toshi quietly follow along Sakura and the Prof. path at the moment, while I wait on the next event.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Protoman Blues on February 15, 2015, 11:14:25 AM
"Well my friends and I mean no harm, we were just trying to get to Skull Cove as we told your father, still sorry our meeting had to come in the form of an avalanche." Aya leans on the railing, glancing over the city and the people like little ants going too and fro.

"I am sorry as well." Riagan responded. "I overreacted to a situation that was not your doing. I realize that I was at fault and for that I apologize. I must also make amends to the one I struck earlier. He did not deserve that. My temper got the better of me."

Riagan then joined Aya on the railing, leaning over and looking down at everyone. "The truth is that I really know nothing of the world outside of these halls. Most of my brethren do not. It is hard to protect our mines from that which we do not understand."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 15, 2015, 02:45:43 PM
"The world outside is beautiful--but there seems to be a lot of distrust between the different races outside, this place isn't alone in that. Someday I hope everyone can get along." Aya smiles thoughtfully. "So-whats the city down below like--"

Suddenly a guard runs up to Riagan. "My apologies young lord, I bring word from your father. He wishes to speak with Aya in the war room as soon as possible."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 15, 2015, 06:23:21 PM
(But he's still too busy watching the eating contest that's not done yet.....unless something else is going on since they asked for just Aya.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 15, 2015, 07:14:50 PM
(But he's still too busy watching the eating contest that's not done yet.....unless something else is going on since they asked for just Aya.)

(You'll see  8D ))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 15, 2015, 07:30:36 PM
(Oh god I think I have an idea, curse you doll lady.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Fxeni on February 15, 2015, 07:32:24 PM
(Err... should I get Fxeni out of there, or is it fine that he's still at the table? 8D)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 15, 2015, 07:41:55 PM
(Well Calien is still there and he and Sakura still have the Walkie Talkie stones, so maybe it's fine?   I don't know.   But seriously I wish I had name for those stones.

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Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Phi on February 15, 2015, 07:48:56 PM
(So basically, 95% of the group aren't even watching the contest... Pretty much only the Dwarves. XD

And the contest should be over in like two more posts, I'd estimate.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 15, 2015, 07:53:50 PM
(To be fair the Prof has bum hearing and is scared of the Dwarves, Toshi has really sensitive hearing, Sakura just wanted to make sure the Prof doesn't get into trouble mostly and Aya just couldn't stand the noise.  Calien is still there since he can give stomach remedies and make tea.  Also the Chicken is still there and Yin is with Sakura for the record.)

(EDIT: Also to stall things more for the contest and Aya maybe we should have Sakura ask Riagan where the Cheval is so she can deposit the dozen rocks she picked up?)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 15, 2015, 08:45:17 PM
((Up to you, you'll hear the request for her to meet the king that way))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 15, 2015, 08:49:04 PM
(Yeah that's what I was thinking.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 15, 2015, 08:59:18 PM
((Prof has a Bag of Holding.  You need to stash some stones, he can stash them.))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 15, 2015, 09:31:50 PM
(Okay then we'll just have a nice discussion with Riagan about certain things like the Prof's situation and other stuff until the eating contest is over.  Just don't mention Aya until that point.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Protoman Blues on February 16, 2015, 12:42:58 AM
"The world outside is beautiful--but there seems to be a lot of distrust between the different races outside, this place isn't alone in that. Someday I hope everyone can get along." Aya smiles thoughtfully. "So-whats the city down below like--"

Suddenly a guard runs up to Riagan. "My apologies young lord, I bring word from your father. He wishes to speak with Aya in the war room as soon as possible."

"I should probably join you and my father!" Riagan stated.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 16, 2015, 01:19:18 AM
((So, will Riagan be heading by the current party at any time, or should we regroup elsewhere?))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Fxeni on February 16, 2015, 01:30:23 AM
(Give the stuff to the Prof; I'd wager the Cheval isn't a safe place for it.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Protoman Blues on February 16, 2015, 01:39:02 AM
(I was having Riagan join Aya with King Pyritecrusher for reasons)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 16, 2015, 02:00:33 AM
(Oh I was assuming that it was a trap and they wanted to get Aya alone since the King is still in the mess hall watching the eating contest.  Like Doll Master sent a Dwarf Puppet or mind contolled Dwarf to lure her to a trap or something.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 16, 2015, 02:27:02 AM
"I'm sorry mylord just the lady, your father request you remain with our guests." The guard responds.

"Alright, I guess I'll go then." Aya shrugs as the guard leads her down into the halls again.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 16, 2015, 02:31:33 AM
(Yup I knew that was going to happen.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 16, 2015, 02:36:42 AM
((Pretty much, anyone care for me to type up aya's side of things?))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 16, 2015, 02:41:22 AM
(Maybe after Phi types another eating contest post?  I mean he had 2 left and we all want to see the results of that before [parasitic bomb] goes to hell.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 16, 2015, 02:47:29 AM
((Will start up one part of this right now, Phi's part won't be interrupted by that.))

Just as Aya and the guard leave another soldier runs up to Riagan "M'lord!" he pants as if he had run quite far "S-Sir there is something wrong up at the watch tower! S-Some sort of portal! monsters are attacking!" He looks panicked and blood on his shoulder seems to indicate things were as bad as he claims.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 16, 2015, 02:52:41 AM
(Should my party find Riagan?)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 16, 2015, 02:53:46 AM
(Should my party find Riagan?)

(yes,would be for the best)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 16, 2015, 02:56:34 AM
(Okay then the others will still be in the Mess Room while the action happens.)

"Riagan, what's wrong?!" Sakura asked as she ran up and saw the bloodied soldier.

(Now we'll wait for PB.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Protoman Blues on February 16, 2015, 04:06:18 AM
((Will start up one part of this right now, Phi's part won't be interrupted by that.))

Just as Aya and the guard leave another soldier runs up to Riagan "M'lord!" he pants as if he had run quite far "S-Sir there is something wrong up at the watch tower! S-Some sort of portal! monsters are attacking!" He looks panicked and blood on his shoulder seems to indicate things were as bad as he claims.

"We are under attack!!" Riagan said to Sakura while he grabbed his sledgehammer and clutched it angrily with his hands. "You. Send word to the King. Muster our forces." looking at the injured guard.

"You. Make sure your party is safe." Riagan said while looking at Sakura. "I shall go hold this menace off until my fellow dwarves arrive!"
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 16, 2015, 04:08:41 AM
"Raigan you can't go alone, you don't know what's out there!" Sakura shouted as she ran up to him.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 16, 2015, 04:11:17 AM
"Sir!" The soldier salutes with his good arm and quickly makes for the mead hall.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 16, 2015, 04:13:25 AM
(Wait so we aren't going to see the end of the eating contest?)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 16, 2015, 04:17:13 AM
((Phi can still post it, guard will show up after it finishes))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Phi on February 16, 2015, 04:17:23 AM
(If you guys don't want to wait long, I suppose I can rush ahead and compress it down to one post.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 16, 2015, 04:18:02 AM
(Okay fine by me, guess we'll have the Oh Crap part when the King show up.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Protoman Blues on February 16, 2015, 04:19:21 AM
"What choice do I have?" Riagan responded to Sakura as he headed towards the watch tower. "Now go. Find your friends and warn them. I must go!"
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 16, 2015, 04:21:39 AM
"There's always a choice, Yin go get Daddy!" Sakura ordered as the Absol went to find Calien "I'm not going to let you fight those things alone!  I don't care how strong you are, I'm not about to let this end up like Iron Gate again, so let me help you dammit!"
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 16, 2015, 04:26:44 AM
((I'll hold off posting till Pema finishes))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Protoman Blues on February 16, 2015, 04:33:39 AM
"Very well! HURRY!!" Riagan reluctantly said as he ran towards the watch tower!
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 16, 2015, 04:38:22 AM
"<How many times do I have to convince people not to do suicidal things all by themselves on this journey?!>" Sakura muttered as she followed Riagan.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 16, 2015, 04:49:17 AM
It takes Riagan and Sakura a good fifteen minutes while running to reach the outer walls of the city, from there five minutes to climb the spiral steps. Before they reach the summit the two begin to hear the clashing of steel and the cries of battle. Sakura notices a sight she remembers well--a chaos breach.

The two make haste and reach the watch tower, the sight is not what Sakura expected; not corrupted animals but other dwarves standing as if hung on strings like a puppet. These possessed dwarves attack the few remaining sane ones, the rest litter the tower now dead. "Sire! our brothers have gone mad, take care!" One of the soldiers yell before he is cut down his back split by an axe.

((Roughly 15 possessed dwarves and 5 sane ones as allies, please control the enemies as you see fit.))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 16, 2015, 04:52:04 AM
"My god, your brothers!" Sakura gasped as she noticed the chaos breach "We need to hold them off until the others arrive!  I hope we don't have to hurt them too much, there has to be something we can do!"
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Protoman Blues on February 16, 2015, 05:03:52 AM
"WHAT SORCERY IS THIS!?" Riagan yelled out as he knocked back some of the possessed dwarves with his sledgehammer.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 16, 2015, 05:06:04 AM
"It's that breach!" Sakura shouted as she threw some kunai at one dwarf and blocked an axe from another with her sword "It's driving them mad, I've seen it do the same thing with some wolves in the forest!  But something's not right, the movement of these dwarves are not natural....."

(EDIT: You know what really sucks, I can't find a good remix of Dancing Calcobrena from Final Fantasy 4!)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Protoman Blues on February 16, 2015, 06:09:12 AM
As a possessed dwarf tried to attack Riagan from the rear, Riagan thrusts his sledgehammer's wooden handle into the dwarf's helmet, knocking him out. "You are right. They do not fight like our soldiers are trained to fight. They seem to be puppets"

He then looked at the remaining dwarves still barely fighting the possessed ones of. "My brothers, you are injured and outnumbered. Retreat behind the two of us for now. We will hold them at bay for as long as possible. Now MOVE!"

"SIR!" the other dwarves yelled out as they fought their way behind Sakura and Riagan

(I'm gonna wait until the others show up before I post anymore)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 16, 2015, 06:12:59 AM
(Well Toshi and the Prof should be with us already.  Also as a Magic Knight can I enchant my sword with a Sleep Spell like in Final Fantasy or is that out of the question?)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 16, 2015, 06:14:18 AM
Aya follows along behind the soldier, who has become oddly quiet. After about five minutes of walking they come across a large stone door marked with a crest that Aya can only assume is of the royal family's house. "This is it? The war room?" Aya glances around the door certainly looks important.

"Y-Yes--this is the war r-room." The Dwarf responds, swaying in place oddly.

"Um--are you alright? You don't sound well." Aya respond glancing forward at her dwarf guide.

"I-I am fine! Please enter, the -k-king is w-w-waiting." With a great heave the stout dwarf pushes open the large stone doors revealing a large room beyond with a great round table and throne high above at the top of the stairs.

"Wow--" Aya says out loud before being startled by sound of a closing door. The Dward guard's actions become more "odd" as he sways back and forth before finally going limp held up like a puppet would through it's strings. "W-what's wrong!" Aya dashes forward but stops as a giggle fills the room.

"Hehehe---I'm sorry the king is busy at the moment!" the voice's source is behind Aya who whips around to face the throne and sees a blonde haired woman in a rather revealing skirt wearing a creepy ivory mask. Her ears are pointed much like Sakura's.

"W-who are you?" Aya frowns preparing to generate her blade as if some feeling of dread was warning her of danger.

"Aww you don't remember me?" Her voice has a fake sound of insult to it. "How disappointing! We go waaaay back too my little dolly! But to answer your question some call me Doll Master!" Her giggling voice sends shivers up Aya's spine.

"I'm not a "dolly", why have you brought me here?" Aya frowns growing weary of the woman's  condescending tone. Aya moves back a few steps keeping her eyes on the woman.

"Well--I've come to reclaim what belongs to my brother an I! You see a long time ago you stole three import little keys, You have one, while the other two were hidden away in old ruins---yes I need that back now." She sways back and forth as if bored.

"Key? Shadow Master mentioned me being a key--I don't have anything!" Aya snaps back growing visibly angry at the very sight of this women, although she can't quite work out why.

"The Key is inside you silly doll." She says kicking her feat out casually before putting her hand up to her mouth as if telling a secret "I'll let you in on a little spoiler too! These ugly little dwarves have been plundering the ruins below their city for centuries, and another one of the keys are being held in their big vault! Isn't that convenient!" She giggles flicking her fingers as ten or so puppet like creatures step from the shadows surrounding Aya.

"Oh-no..." Aya glances back and forth in a slight panic before summoning her blade.

"I imagine by now my brother has opened a nice breach and the chaos will certainly keep your friends busy! He can be so serious sometimes, I bet he's already away with the key; if I don't hurry he'll scald me for being late!" Doll Master motions with her right hand and the dolls all suddenly jump at Aya who takes a defensive stance. "Remember don't leave any lasting marks, we still need the key!" She giggles as Aya is quickly overwhelmed by the numbers.

((And I'm cutting out there. So the breaches origin confirmed? Dun Duuun Duuuuun 8D))

(Also use what ever you have in your concept, magic is magic in this world))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Protoman Blues on February 16, 2015, 06:16:13 AM
(Well Toshi and the Prof should be with us already.  Also as a Magic Knight can I enchant my sword with a Sleep Spell like in Final Fantasy or is that out of the question?)

(I meant the others as in the rest of the party down in the hall. I assumed they'd join us in the fight)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 16, 2015, 06:19:00 AM
(I meant the others as in the rest of the party down in the hall. I assumed they'd join us in the fight)
(Yeah they will, until then Sleepy Sleepy, I guess.)

"Yeah the other ones were attacking like beasts, but for now let's try something different."  Sakura said as she enchanted her weapons with a Sleep Spell "Nighty Night Mr. Dwarf!"

Sakura then started to attack the Dwarves and some of the drifted to sleep.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Phi on February 16, 2015, 08:22:58 AM
Zilpher was up to nine plates, while Pema was on her tenth.

"I can't believe she's still going at it! Her stomach must be some kind of portal or something," A slender Dwarf remarked, "You reckon she might win against him?"

"Ha! Against Zilpher the Insatiable? I seriously doubt it," An old Dwarf stated and walked up to Zilpher, "Hey, how're you feeling, son? You can win this-"

Zilpher turned his head slowly and looked directly into his eyes. He didn't shake his head nor did he speak. Zilpher simply communicated with him through sad, discontent eyes, and his mouth drooping into a frown; he appeared to be defeated.

"No..." The old Dwarf exclaimed, his eyes widened in disbelief.

Pema began to reach for a chicken thigh when she suddenly stopped and covered her mouth, feeling herself about to gag.

"Pema, are you alright?" Salem hovered closer to her.

She tightened her fists, "I... I don't know how much more I can take..."

Both opponents seemed to be hanging by a thread, staggering to finish the rest of their meal.

Pema peered around at everyone. All the Dwarves, Calien and Fxeni. She shook her head, "No... I'm not finished yet... I can't- I will NOT lose!" She closed her eyes and ignored all the noise and distractions around her. She imagined the humidity of the room was because the walls were made of hot, melting cheese and the chairs were chocolate.

"So... cheesy... sweet, chocolately goodness... I'm in heaven..." She whispered, a smile slowly stretching across her face.

"Wait, what?" Salem said dumfounded.

Pema opened her eyes, a renewed spark ignited within her. She climbed on top of the table, "My name is Pema and I won't give up... I'll never give up! Food helps to keep me going, it's super tasty, there's an endless variety and, and umm... it's real tasty!! My passion will make me stronger!"

She sat back down, "Remember your passion, Zilpher, and never let it go! Full steam ahead!" She mouth-wrestled with beef steak, her rampant tenacity and resolve partially shrouding the creeping pain in her gut.

Zilpher stared at her, his arms hanging at his side, "Pema..." With a trembling hand and his vision going a bit blurry, he continued to eat, albeit at a considerably slower rate than before. He groaned weakly as he reached for the bread roll.

Pema felt a tad dizzy herself, but she made a desperate attempt to soldier on through it.

Zilpher nearly reached the bread roll, however, he succumbed to the pain. Groaning again, he stood up from the chair with his back hunched over, his legs wobbling and then crumpling to the floor. His body hit the ground with a loud thud.

Everyone stared at him, speechless. The room went stagnent, with more than a few gasps to be had from some of them.

Soon after, a Dwarf broke the silence, "Z-Zilpher the Insatiable has been... defeated?!"

"That's... No way..." Another spoke, practically a whisper.

...

"Pema... Pema..." One of them chanted her name in a low voice, and eventually, more and more began to chant her name.

Calien ran over to her, "PEMA DID IT!" He shouted, grabbing her arm and raising it in the air victoriously.

The crowd erupted with enormous cheers and applauded her astonishing display of will. Frightening, hungry will.

Zilpher slowly shuffled himself onto his feet and walked towards the champion.

For a moment, the two simply stared at one another, until Pema bowed, "Mr. Zilpher, sir... Thank you for competing with me," She raised her head, looking at him with a smile that lit up the room, "I had sooooo much fun! Let's do it again, sometime, okay?"

He briefly closed his eyes and stroked his beard, "You... are quite the surprise, young one. I never would have suspected such a fierce, heated battle from a mere child... But alas, you have proven yourself as a fine culinary warrior. Strong heart, stronger stomach."

Pema nodded happily, "Thanks! It was an honor to face you, sir. I'm real glad I got to meet you!"

"Likewise," He smiled. He thought for a moment and then sat down next to her, "I wasn't always known as Zilpher the Insatiable, you see. My passion for food wasn't realized until my young adult years. From then, I spent precious time learning about cuisines from all over, understanding and respecting the art of fine dining and the joys of exploring the vast ocean of delicacies. One day, I began to eat, until all I could think about was eating. Small portions became large portions, and so forth."

He leaned back in the chair, "I discovered my passion, and crafted my will to explore what I truly love. Henceforth, I became a warrior of the plate; Zilpher the Insatiable! 7 long days in the kitchen, 7 longer nights in the restroom."

"Oh... Oh dear God..." Salem grimaced at the imagery.

Zilpher walked over to Pema, "Young one, you have a wonderful passion. Worthy to be a warrior of the plate!" He carefully picked her up and perched her atop his shoulder, "Pema, I hereby bestow upon you an honor with an open mind and a full stomach! It is my great pleasure to congratulate our champion and pass on the torch to Pema..."

Zilpher raised his fist into the air heroically, "Pema the Insatiable!"

His fellow Dwarves cheered and applauded, their voices booming loudly.

Pema scratched her head, "Umm, I don't know what In-say-dee-able means, but... I like it!"

"HAHAHAHA!" Zilpher bellowed in laughter, as did his brethren.

"She's so... darn... cute..." One Dwarf sniffled, wiping a tear from his eye.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Dr. Wily II on February 16, 2015, 08:36:16 AM
(Darn it Phi, that imagery... Still... Darn cute Peam...)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 16, 2015, 08:51:22 AM
((Gah, I fell asleep for a nap and just now woke up.  So, Prof's been zombied around.  Quick recap; what's going on at the watchtower?))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Dr. Wily II on February 16, 2015, 09:00:07 AM
(There's a Chaos Rift there, Sakura and Riagan are currently fighting off 15 Dwarves that have fallen under the control of Doll Master. Although some of them might be asleep now due to Sakura's spell. There's also 5 Dwarves that are not possessed.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 16, 2015, 09:06:17 AM
Staring blankly at the chaos before him, the Professor hung back and started digging through his bag.  He didn't want to hurt the other Dwarves and further sully his reputation, but he needed to stun them.

Finding his Lightning Powder,  he rubbed it between his palms and maintained the charge as he advanced on the possessed Dwarves.  Getting just close enough, he fired off the charge, which knocked him backwards.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 16, 2015, 10:03:46 AM
Calien was smiling and clapping at the newly christen Pema the Insatiable though as a man who somewhat practices medicine he had a job to do, especially since the Prof entrusted some of his remedies.

"Well done Pema, I never doubted you for a moment." Calien smiled "Though....how are you feeling right now?"

(You know Pema would have no problem doing that Rainy Day Meat Bowl Challenge at Aiya's in Persona 4.  She can conquer the Meat Dimension.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Mr. Haxwell on February 16, 2015, 11:26:15 AM
Assisting the Prof. on his feet Toshi, does whatever she can to divert any retaliation attacks against him.

Toshi - "Are you okay?" she asked as some possesed dwarves closed in for the attack "We need to do something about that rift." Evading a possessed dwarf's attempt to hack at her, as she drew out the staff of her Ronginasu no Yari, parrying away the next attack with it, "Where ever Aya is, we need her here to close that rift. We can't keep fighting our possessed allies."

As a group of hostile dwarves charged at her, she quickly forms the handsigns; Ram → Horse → Bird...

Toshi - "Mizu no Tatsumaki!" creating a tornado of water around her, the hostiles charged head on, only to be knocked out by the vortex protecting Toshi.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 16, 2015, 11:39:23 AM
"The rift, the rift, yes, yes, yes, the rift..."

Fumbling around in his bag, the Professor produced a book and flipped through its pages.  He recalled a passage concerning portals of a similar nature, and he and his master had dabbled in the forbidden arts in secret—before the Order found out.

As he flipped through the book, sparks flying from his hands covered in excess powder, he glanced up at the portal.  For a moment, he was back to when his master was destroyed.

"M-master...?"

Squinting, he swore he saw a figure in that portal.  A figure that looked like his master.

((Is the Prof actually seeing his master, or is he just going crazy?  YOU MAKE THE CALL))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Fxeni on February 16, 2015, 11:41:27 AM
Fxeni clapped, a grin on his face. He looked around the room, noticing that most of the party was still away. With a shrug, he shifted in his seat, and grabbed some dessert.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Mr. Haxwell on February 16, 2015, 11:54:00 AM
Toshi - "What's wrong, Prof.?" she notice him staring deep into the rift, then at that moment Toshi realized something was amiss about his stare at the rift.

Toshi - "Oh no don't tell me that rift can possess..." her thoughts relating to the poison emitted from the previous rift, "Professor please snap out of it!" she tries to divert his attention away from the rift.

(My guess on the matter, might be that the Professor's about to be tangled in with our possessed comrades. Not sure what to do in this situation, though.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Protoman Blues on February 16, 2015, 11:57:34 AM
As the Professor was gazing at the portal, Riagan noticed that one of the possessed dwarves was about to throw one of his small pick axes at his head. "LOOK OUT!" he yelled out as he dove in the way of the axe, which caught him in the shoulder. As the possessed dwarf ran to attack him, Riagan pulled out the pick axe and stabbed the dwarf right through the foot.

"Are you alright?" he asked the Professor.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 16, 2015, 12:06:26 PM
The Professor stared blankly for a moment before blinking a few times and shaking his head. "Yes, yes, yes, I just... What, what happened?"

He looked around, finding himself sitting on the ground with his book tossed beside him.  Blinking up at Riagan, it was obvious that he had no memory of what transpired.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Protoman Blues on February 16, 2015, 12:28:38 PM
"Be careful!" Riagan told the Professor. "It is dangerous up here. Stay where it is safe!"
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Mr. Haxwell on February 16, 2015, 12:44:57 PM
Toshi - "Thank goodness you're back." she seemed relieved, yet she's still a bit caught up in her battles. "Professor, you need to get out of here." she told him, before flicking another hostile dwarf's pick axe aside, yet he still dove at her, knocking her down, but not before she shrugged him off by tossing him over, with her leg. "It's not safe for you to be here." she added before getting up to her feet.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 16, 2015, 01:45:12 PM
The Professor nodded and got to his feet, gathering his things.  He turned and ducked away from the battle, but stopped.

"Master?"

Turning, his gaze went to the portal, except that he didn't see the portal.  He didn't see the surrounding possessed Dwarves or the battle, or his allies.  He didn't see the watchtower at all.

His master stood amidst a throng of hooded, shadowed figures.  The figures climbed over each other and grabbed his master, pulling the man down and clubbing him.

"NO!"

Turning on his heel, the short monk lunged at Toshi.  He rubbed more Lightning Powder between his palms and prepared to fire a charge.

"Leave my master alone!"
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Mr. Haxwell on February 16, 2015, 01:56:41 PM
Seemingly catching her off guard, the Professor's tackle knocks her clear on her upper back.

Toshi - "Ughf... what the...!?" she hits the ground with a painful thud to her chest, also causing her to drop her staff. "Professor! What are you doing!?" she tries to shrug him off, barely noticing him about to use his Lightning Powder on her.

(I'll pass it on to either PB or Sakura. Don't want to make Toshi do anything drastic that might break the situation she's in already.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 16, 2015, 02:55:54 PM
"Professor stop, you're not in the Order!" Sakura shouted as she pulled out something that looked like a magnifying glass with a red and blue lense and purple handle and put it to the Prof's eye so he can see what's really going on "The Chaos is trying to mislead you away from the Truth!  You are not in the Order, you are among the Dwarves!"

(click to show/hide)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 16, 2015, 02:56:25 PM
As the eating contest finally came to a delicious conclusion the solider sent by Riagan burst into the hall. "M'lord!" he exclaimed bowing his head trying to catch his breath. "What is it?!" The King's expression turned serious upon noticing the blood on his subject's shoulder and he leaned forward to get a better listen.

"M'Lord, the watch tower is under attack; a portal opened above then several of guards went into a frenzy! Your son took several of the guests above to join the battle."

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Meanwhile in the Dwarven Vault....

Two guards dropped dead their throats slit by Shadow Master's stars, he glanced down smiling at his "work" and turned around as Mask Master entered the room.

"Very good, if everything has gone according to plan my sister will be acquiring the guardian and her new "dolls" should be keeping the others busy." Adjusting his mask he begins to walk the halls toward the back where the most precious items were likely kept. "Shadow Master, guard the entrance and make sure no one lives to raise the alarm; consider this your chance to prove your use to your master and myself."

Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Mr. Haxwell on February 16, 2015, 03:07:27 PM
(I'm going to wait on Quickie's response before allowing Toshi to recover just yet.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 16, 2015, 03:18:57 PM
The Professor had released the charge, which threw him backwards where he was grabbed by Sakura.  He struggled in her grip and yelled for his master. 

"Don't hurt him!  Don't hurt him!  I won't, I won't let you!  Leave my master alone!"

All he saw were those cloaked shadow figures piling on top of his master as another grabbed him and held him down, putting something to his face.  In an instant, he was back on the battlefield.

He blinked a few times and looked to Sakura in confusion.  One minute, he was trying to fight possessed Dwarves, the next he was thrown on the ground near Riagan, and now he was being held down by Sakura.  Every time he blinked, something different happened and he had no idea what it was.

Panting, he struggled to form some type of coherent memory, but couldn't. "What... what happened?"
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 16, 2015, 03:24:23 PM
"The Chaos is playing mind tricks with you." Sakura explained "The artifact that I hold allows one to gain the powers of our eyes and allow you to see the Truth.  Apparently the chaos was making you see the Master and the Order......"
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Mr. Haxwell on February 16, 2015, 03:27:05 PM
The bolt of lightning suddenly flew way off it's mark, as it harmlessly passes by.

Toshi - "Nice save there... Sakura." still panting from the fall, before retrieving her staff. "I think you were being possessed, Professor." she repied in response to the Professor coming to. "I'm pretty sure that rift has something to do with it."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 16, 2015, 03:32:17 PM
"I, I don't remember, I don't remember anything..."  The Professor shook his head and rubbed it with one hand.  A few sparks flew from the excess powder on his palm, and he dusted it off with additional bursts of light. 

He pulled himself to his feet and looked around.  His gaze went to the portal momentarily before he forced it away and talked to a voice that only he could hear. "No... no, you're n-not my master... my master is, my master is dead..."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 16, 2015, 03:41:04 PM
Sakura could make out a few words that the Prof spoke particularly the word dead.

"So the Order did indeed kill him." Sakura muttered.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Dr. Wily II on February 16, 2015, 03:49:23 PM
Meanwhile in the Dwarven Vault....

Two guards dropped dead their throats slit by Shadow Master's stars, he glanced down smiling at his "work" and turned around as Mask Master entered the room.

"Very good, if everything has gone according to plan my sister will be acquiring the guardian and her new "dolls" should be keeping the others busy." Adjusting his mask he begins to walk the halls toward the back where the most precious items were likely kept. "Shadow Master, guard the entrance and make sure no one lives to raise the alarm; consider this your chance to prove your use to your master and myself."
Shadow Master bowed as he watched Mask Master walked further in. Making his way towards the vault entrance, Shadow Master cursed under his breath.

...
...
Deeper into the forests on the outskirts of Iron Gate, Shadow Master was visibly limping... And visibly deranged. He was still livid about his loss to Aya. And now, he has to face the wrath of his master for failing again. Why wasn't anything working in his favour!?

As he screamed at the sky, his sight was suddenly clouded by what looked like a portal...

Before he knew it, he was whisked in front of Mask Master and Doll Master, and was given a choice... More like forced a choice. To work for the Mask and Doll, and perhaps, be granted a pardon.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 16, 2015, 04:05:32 PM
Yin came in soon after and ran straight to Calien giving the same news.

"So Sakura is with them eh?" Calien said as he grabbed his Axe "Yin I want you to take Bianca and get out of here."

Yin nodded and put the Chicken on her back before uttering some cries.

"Yes....I agree something is not right....but I don't know what." Calien nodded.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 16, 2015, 05:24:29 PM
Sakura could make out a few words that the Prof spoke particularly the word dead.

"So the Order did indeed kill him." Sakura muttered.

After struggling with that unheard voice, the Professor rounded on something only he could see, screaming at it—which happened to be located where Sakura was standing. "You are not my master!"

Realizing that he had just yelled at Sakura, he stepped back, flustered. "I, I, I'm s-sorry... I-I thought... I heard...  There, there, there was a... someone was standing there..."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 16, 2015, 05:33:44 PM
"It's fine." Sakura shook her head "I think we all need to get out of here.  The Chaos is obviously the root of all this and we can't do anything until everyone else is here.  Riagan I'm sorry but we must fall back and retreat for now, that includes you."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Mr. Haxwell on February 16, 2015, 05:53:04 PM
Toshi - "I'm with Sakura. We need to find Aya, and the others..." she looks back feeling bad leaving their remaining allies to fend for themselves, "... and fast. The situation's getting worse than it is already."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 16, 2015, 06:18:29 PM
"We can't do anything for the possessed Dwarves here."  Sakura continued "The only thing we can do is get everyone not possessed out of here and barricade the door until we have the means to purify the breach."

"Though something is not right." Sakura thought "The movement of the Professor was actually normal compared to the puppet like movements of these Dwarves, something is very much amiss."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 16, 2015, 06:39:23 PM
Hustling away from the battlefeild, the Professor flipped through his book.  He still had no memory of what happened, but he remembered hearing a voice.  It didn't take him long to make the connection and surmise that he may have been possessed by whatever chaos energy was flowing from the portal.

As he hobbled and thumbed through his book, he heard that voice again.  He slid to a dead stop and looked up.  Standing before him was his master, and they were once again within the confines of the monastery.

The short cleric shut his eyes and shook his head. "No!  No, no, no!  You are not my master!  This, this, this isn't real!  Get out of my head!  Get out of my head!  Get out of my head!"

Dropping to his knees with his book in front of him, he opened his eyes and saw the worn leather cover against the hardscrabble ground of the Dwarven territory.  He shoved the book into his bag, but didn't rise from the dirt.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 16, 2015, 06:44:14 PM
(Do we need to carry him?)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Mr. Haxwell on February 16, 2015, 06:45:45 PM
(Maybe?)

Toshi - "Professor, please try to get up." she tries to get him back on his feet, "Now's seriously not the time to have a nervous break down."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 16, 2015, 06:58:40 PM
((Prof be trippin' balls.))

Aided by Toshi, the Professor got to his feet and started to hobble.  He didn't get far before he was flashed back to the monastery, and he saw his master before him.  He stumbled and fell forward as he shut his eyes and pulled his hood over his head with both hands, screaming.

"GET OUT OF MY HEAD!"
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 16, 2015, 07:01:33 PM
"Toshi carry him!" Sakura shouted.

(If TENK can't post just zombie the Prof being carried.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Mr. Haxwell on February 16, 2015, 07:13:37 PM
Toshi - "Okay..." she got down to the Prof's level so that she could wrap his arms around her waist. "Hold onto me Professor." As she lifted him with her back, she quickly grabbed ahold of his legs giving him a piggyback right. Although she got him on her back, the Professor was shuffling his arms a little, causing a bit of discomfort to Toshi as she can clearly feel him squeezing under her breasts. "Not so tight now... Professor."

(I'm just rushing this one.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Phi on February 16, 2015, 09:32:43 PM
Calien was smiling and clapping at the newly christen Pema the Insatiable though as a man who somewhat practices medicine he had a job to do, especially since the Prof entrusted some of his remedies.

"Well done Pema, I never doubted you for a moment." Calien smiled "Though....how are you feeling right now?"

(You know Pema would have no problem doing that Rainy Day Meat Bowl Challenge at Aiya's in Persona 4.  She can conquer the Meat Dimension.)

"Thank you!" Pema smiled gleefully, "And I kinda feel... a little queasy. Maybe I should lay down for a while."

Yin came in soon after and ran straight to Calien giving the same news.

"So Sakura is with them eh?" Calien said as he grabbed his Axe "Yin I want you to take Bianca and get out of here."

Yin nodded and put the Chicken on her back before uttering some cries.

"Yes....I agree something is not right....but I don't know what." Calien nodded.

"Huh? Wh-What's going on, Mr. Calien?" Pema asked, noticing that something was amiss.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 16, 2015, 09:37:40 PM
"It's where the attack is located." Calien shook his head "Why would a watch tower be targeted, the way it's set up feels like a distraction.  But until we get more details we just have to head there."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Phi on February 16, 2015, 09:52:24 PM
Pema nodded, briefly rubbing her stomach, "I'm not sure how well I can help out, right now, but I'll try my best. Let's go, Salem!"

"Right!" Salem floated to her.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 16, 2015, 09:54:29 PM
"Pema eat this." Calien said as he handed her a cube "It may not taste very good but it will help your stomach.  The Professor gave it to me, make sure you eat it whole."

(So should we wait for PB, then cut to them making a barricade and have Sakura call Calien and finding out Aya is missing just to speed things along?)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Phi on February 16, 2015, 10:10:49 PM
Pema examined the cube closely and put her tongue to it, "Why can't medicine ever taste good?" She muttered solemnly.

"Now's not the time to be picky," Salem stated.

"Yeah, I know, I know," She nodded, placing the cube in her mouth and chewing it. Finally, she gulped it down, "Blegh..."

"Atta girl," Salem exclaimed with a slight chuckle.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 16, 2015, 10:19:36 PM
((Oh, it can't be that bad.  It's just unflavored Tums in cube form. :P))

((Prof's trippin' balls and is pretty much out of it, so he's not going to be much help.))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Protoman Blues on February 16, 2015, 10:20:33 PM
As they retreated into the tunnel, Riagan grabbed his sledgehammer and began striking the walls of the mine with it! "GO. Take him to safety. I will catch up once I seal this mineshaft off!" he told Sakura & Toshi.



"PROTECT THE KING!" some of the dwarf soldiers yelled out. Meanwhile, the King knocked them aside as he grabbed his mighty axe from the side of the throne and prepared for battle. "Whomever DARES to invade Gimrak shall pay. RALLY TO ME, MY KIN!"
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 16, 2015, 10:28:41 PM
"You better make it out of there Riagan!" Sakura shouted as she and Toshi ran off.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 16, 2015, 11:01:07 PM
The Professor was only dimly aware of the tunnels when the trio entered them.  He had spent the trip trying to fight the intrusive voice and constant flashing back to the monastery.  Every time he opened his eyes, he saw his master.  He knew that what he saw wasn't real, and he kept telling the apparition that in hopes of driving it away.

The farther away from the portal they got, the easier it became to force the visions to go away.  Though, as he thought about the portal, he would remember the experiments performed by he and his master, which would lead to the final straw of his master's alchemy.

The loss of his master was something that he tried to forget.  He had attempted to fabricate new memories surrounding it, and came up with different stories on how his master disappeared.  He had claimed ignorance to the details, but the portal by the watchtower reminded him.

It forced the memories back to the forefront like a solid kick in the head.

Clinging to Toshi's shoulders, the Professor was jostled around as she ran.  Opening his eyes, he saw the walls of the mining tunnel; not the monastery.  The voice sounded distant, and he shook his head to rid himself of it.

"Get out of my head..."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Phi on February 16, 2015, 11:04:49 PM
"AYE!" The Dwarves cried out at the order of their King.

Zilpher grabbed his Axe and turned around, facing Pema, "It's time we depart, for now. Be safe, young Pema."

"Yeah, you too!" She responded, then paused for a monent. She turned to Calien, "Do you have any more of those cubes? I think Mr. Zilpher could use one."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 16, 2015, 11:05:37 PM
"Of course." Calien said as he handed one to Zilpher.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Protoman Blues on February 16, 2015, 11:17:49 PM
Riagan uses all his strength and closes off the shaft leading to the watch tower with his sledgehammer. That should hold them, but not for long. he thought to himself as he heard the possessed dwarves picking away at the stone barricade with their pick axes. He grabbed his sledgehammer and ran to meet up with the rest of the group and his father.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 16, 2015, 11:19:59 PM
((Just waiting for Sakura to rejoin the others))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 16, 2015, 11:23:57 PM
Sakura and the others arrived at the Dinning Hall to discuss the situation.

"Father, Father!" Sakura cried.

"Sakura's what's the situation!" Calien answered.

"Father it's another breach and we need to seal it!" Sakura asked.

"We need to hurry.....wait...where is Aya?!" Calien shouted.

"I thought she went back to the Dinning Hall!" Sakura cried.

"No....She's not here....." Calien said with a grave expression.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Phi on February 16, 2015, 11:27:26 PM
"Of course." Calien said as he handed one to Zilpher.

"Hm? What is this?" Zilpher took the cube and stared at it.

"This will help with your stomach pain," Pema replied, "It's bland, but it should work."

"I see," He chewed it and swallowed, then turned to Calien, "You have my gratitude. Now, If you'll please excuse me, my people need me."

As he was about to rush off to protect his King, Pema stepped forward, "W-Wait, Mr. Zilpher! ... Do you... think we'll see each other again?"

Zilpher smiled, "I'm sure we will, young one. Now go, let us both prove ourselves and protect the people we care about!"

Pema smiled happily and nodded, "Yeah, okay! Sorry to hold you up. I'll see you again soon!" She grabbed her staff and twirled it, "Mr. Calien, let's go!"
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 16, 2015, 11:28:11 PM
"Hang on Pema, Aya has gone missing!" Calien shouted.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Phi on February 16, 2015, 11:39:02 PM
Pema gasped, "What? Where could she have gone?!" She looked around the room frantically.

"Dammit, this isn't good. This isn't good at all..." Salem stated with a worried tone.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Protoman Blues on February 17, 2015, 12:02:18 AM
Riagan arrived in the Hall with his father and the rest of the party waiting, looking around for someone.

"Father. I have barricaded the path to the watch tower, but they will be through it soon."

"Good work, son. You have bought us time to rally our forces! Now we shall..." the King stated before Riagan interrupted.

"Wait....where is young woman you sent for?" Riagan asked with concern in his voice.

"I sent no such request for a meeting."

"...then that dwarf must have also been bewitched. She's been captured!!!" Riagan yelled out. "We must find her."

"I cannot abandon the halls to find one girl. I must lead my men to defend our realm." King Pyritecrusher said while holding up his ax. "Son, you find her. Go with our guests to locate her. You know these halls and shafts better than any!"

"I shall, father. Battle well!"
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 17, 2015, 12:04:31 AM
(Okay let me edit my last post, my bad.)

"Dammit it was a trap!" Calien cursed.

"We need to hurry!" Sakura shouted.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Fxeni on February 17, 2015, 12:08:06 AM
"Hope she's alright... she wasn't in any shape to fight," Fxeni noted as he prepared to move out.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 17, 2015, 12:10:29 AM
"Not only that but without her we can't close the breach!" Sakura stated.

(Okay I edited my brainfart post much better.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 17, 2015, 01:16:17 AM
((Once PB chimes in I'll have a post up))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Protoman Blues on February 17, 2015, 01:38:15 AM
"The dwarf said that my father wanted to see the young woman in the War Room!" Riagan told the party. "That is the first place we should look! Follow me!"

Riagan led them all out of the Great Hall.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 17, 2015, 01:40:43 AM
"Sounds like the perfect place to spring a trap." Calien nodded as they followed.

"These enemies....just what are they?" Sakura pondered.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Fxeni on February 17, 2015, 01:41:39 AM
"We ought to be careful..." Fxeni said as he followed cautiously.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 17, 2015, 01:49:19 AM
Riagan knowing the castle like the back of his hand brings them to the war room door in record time. A long Dwarf stands guarding the room, the same one that escorted aya off the first time.
"M-M'lord--the king does n-no-not wish to be d-d-disturbed." The dwarf sways oddly and in quite the same manner as the other dwarves from the watch tower.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 17, 2015, 01:50:25 AM
"Riagan....something's not right." Sakura told him.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Fxeni on February 17, 2015, 01:51:48 AM
"Agreed," Fxeni said as he looked over the dwarf. He observes the dwarf's face twitch oddly as he speaks.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Phi on February 17, 2015, 01:59:37 AM
"What's wrong? Does your stomach hurt or something?" Pema asked the odd Dwarf, "We have miracle cubes."

"No, I doubt that's the issue here, Pema. I'd stand back from him, If I were you. He doesn't seem... right," Salem warned.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Protoman Blues on February 17, 2015, 02:10:10 AM
Riagan looked at the dwarf and punched it in the face, knocking him out cold. "Come, we must hurry!" he said as they entered the War Room.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Fxeni on February 17, 2015, 02:14:25 AM
"That's... one way of doing it," Fxeni said as he watched the dwarf fall over to the ground. He raised one eyebrow as he looked at Riagan, but rather than say anything else he silently followed him into the War Room.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 17, 2015, 02:16:34 AM
"Are you that surprised?" Calien also raised an eyebrow as he went in.

"He knocked out a Dwarf with the shaft of his hammer....and the Dwarf still had his helmet on." Sakura piped up an followed as well.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Fxeni on February 17, 2015, 02:20:03 AM
"Not even sure I want to know what was going on while I was eating," Fxeni replied.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 17, 2015, 02:21:13 AM
"I'll explain later...." Sakura said as she thought about what happened to the Prof "I have to."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 17, 2015, 02:28:39 AM
((Raigan should be a diplomat =D ))

As the group force the door open the cause of their woes become clear. Mask Master and Doll Master as well as Shadow Master, a familiar woman slung over his shoulder. Mask, Doll and Shadow all turn as the doors opens--rather loudly; Doll motions her hand and the dolls that attacked Aya quickly put themselves in the way of the party as a shield.

"Oooo the "heros" finally arrive to save the day! How cliche!." The thoughts of  the comming murder and mayhem makes Doll Master rather giddy as she sways back and forth in an odd dance.

"Indeed, you managed to see through our ploy rather quickly; I commend you." Mask Master nods his voice almost respectful, however Raigan quickly notices the sacred treasure of his people in the masked man's hand; a precursor relic kept hidden in their vault. "Sadly--you are too late, we have both things we required."

Shadow Master as if to taunt the party turns to show that if they tried anything stupid he'd finish Aya off, from that distance the party can tell Aya is out cold the way she limply hangs over his shoulder but doesn't seem gravely wounded at least.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Fxeni on February 17, 2015, 02:32:49 AM
Fxeni's eyes sweep across the room, trying to find anything they could use to their advantage. Aside from the large table and chairs, nothing of note was available.

"Dammit," Fxeni muttered to himself as he stood still.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 17, 2015, 02:35:45 AM
Sakura looked at the 2 of them cursing she couldn't do anything but sensing what they were.

"So....you 2 are the source of the chaos?" Sakura asked coldly. "And those possessed Dwarves?"
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 17, 2015, 02:40:30 AM
The room unfortunately seemed to be built to the tactical advantage of those inside not those trying to get in. Any fight would be a messy one.

Doll Master giggles "Yep! Right on both accounts!" She glances at sakura's clothing "Ugh--who dressed you little one? Maybe I should make you my new "dolly" just to get you some real clothes!" She sticks her tongue out at Sakura mockingly.

"Don't be rude." Doll Master responds.

"I'm not I'm trying to help her horrid sense of fashion!" Doll Master pouts.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Protoman Blues on February 17, 2015, 02:56:00 AM
Riagan gripped his sledgehammer fiercely as he saw Aya unconscious. "Foul abominations. Release that young woman and my fellow dwarves or taste the brunt force of my hammer!"
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 17, 2015, 03:01:46 AM
"A threat only works when one is in fact a threat, from my perspective we have the advantage here sir "Dwarf", you are out numbered; the city is in chaos and we have your friend. Mask Master crosses his arms.

Mask Master finally spoke up "Yes Albertus will quite happy to meet her finally, although if you do anything stupid I might just cut her throat here and now." His tone is slightly sinister.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Phi on February 17, 2015, 03:06:32 AM
Out of all of them, there was something especially sick about Doll Master, which caused Pema's grip to tremble slightly. However, she knew she had to stay strong for the sake of her friends, not to mention Zilpher believed in her.

She shook the fear and doubts from her mind and steeled herself, getting prepared for what they might do.

(I'm assuming Doll Master is the most psychotic of the trio?)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Protoman Blues on February 17, 2015, 03:06:56 AM
"I promise you both. If any harm comes to her or my kin, you and this Albertus shall suffer!" Riagan boldly and angrily stated.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 17, 2015, 03:17:42 AM
((Doll master would be yes, she's bat [parasitic bomb] crazy.))

"You DARE threaten us human?! You are a small man raised by small people who pillage the artifacts of a race greater than you, thieves and barbarians the lot of you, I'll--!" Doll Master snaps back nearly setting her dolls on the group before Mask Master calms her.

"Control yourself sister, do not let empty threats enrage you so." Mask master responds as if to stop her from saying too much in the heat of the moment. "Now-I believe it's time we depart." Turning slight and extending his hand he opens a portal of chaos, Shadow Master grins before hopping through taking Aya with him.

((last chance to get some words in))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Fxeni on February 17, 2015, 03:20:30 AM
"Tell Alberto that we're on our way," Fxeni said mostly calmly, however there was a dark tint in his tone. "He'd best be ready."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 17, 2015, 03:26:46 AM
(Wait for everyone to get some final words in before stuff happens!))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Phi on February 17, 2015, 03:40:28 AM
"N-No, this can't be real... Is there really nothing we can do?!" Pema muttered to Salem.

He sighed solemnly, "I'm... afraid not. There are no other conceivable options for us..."

Pema tightened her fists and gritted her teeth. She darted her gaze forward, "You won't get away with this! We won't let you!!"

"Get ready for a reckoning... because we'll be coming for you!" Salem shouted, the gems on the staff glowing brightly.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Protoman Blues on February 17, 2015, 03:45:19 AM
"You two had better hope you never see me again!" Riagan said threateningly!
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 17, 2015, 04:22:30 AM
"Like I would be caught dead in wearing a tacky outift like yours!" Sakura hissed.

"I swear on my people, we shall not let you win!" Calien roared.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 17, 2015, 04:34:17 AM
Mask Master motions to his sister before she can respond to Sakura's retort, before she leaves however she snaps her fingers and the dolls begin to rumble as if getting ready to attack. As the two vanish through the portal it closes and cuts off any chance of pursuit.

The party has little time to think on events as the puppets begin to close in on the group.

((10 puppets total, 5 Large bruisers, the rest small and agile all close range fighters. Handle the fight how you wish.))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 17, 2015, 04:35:59 AM
Calien enchanted his Axe with Earth Elemental Magic and started to chop away at one of the bigger ones while Sakura fired Darkness Enchanted Kunais at the smaller ones.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Phi on February 17, 2015, 04:42:18 AM
Pema twirled her staff and raised it in the air, bright red flames spiraling around the top. She aimed it at a bruiser and fired a large fireball.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Mr. Haxwell on February 17, 2015, 04:47:24 AM
Riyalie - "Why I awda..." the persian pokéspirit appeared, "...if only we were summoned earlier, I swear I'd..."

Toshi - "Now's not the time Riyalie." feeling a little tied up with the Professor on her back, rendering her useless to even perform any handsigns, then turning her attention on their escapees, "Don't think you can keep running from us, ya hear." she shouted hoping they could still hear her inside the portal, "Two friends of mine still has some unfinished business with you lot!"

(Don't know if the Professor's off her or still enjoying the ride. So I just made this one quickly.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Protoman Blues on February 17, 2015, 04:58:00 AM
Riagan runs and jumps off of the table, heading right towards one of the bruisers. "COWARRDDDSS!!!" he yells out as he smashes the bruiser's head in with his hammer.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 17, 2015, 04:58:22 AM
((Handle the dolls as you see fit, no need for me to control them. The big ones use their hands and the smaller ones have curved swords))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 17, 2015, 05:38:52 AM
"I CAN'T!" Calien said chopping off an arm.

"BELIEVE!" The other arm goes off.

"I LET!" chopping one leg rendering the puppet hopping.

"THIS HAPPEN!" chopping off the last leg leaving it defenseless.

"AGAIN!" Calien roared as he chopped off the head.

He panted as another bruiser punched him in the back and caused him to stumble but kept his footing.

"OH YEAH SURE, [acid burst] ME OFF MORE WHEN I'M ALREADY AT MY LIMIT!" Calien shouted as he attacked the Bruiser that hit him.

Sakura in the mean time was keeping toe to toe with the smaller ones with her sword play.

"Why do they have to hurt people like this, why do they have to hurt the world like this!" Sakura cried as she did everything to fend them off.

(Calien really has some issues with evil weirdos kidnapping people he cares about.  Even though he really couldn't do anything the first time.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 17, 2015, 06:50:50 AM
Slumped in a corner, the Professor opened his eyes and saw the chaos before him.  Parts of puppets littered the floor and everyone was fighting in a flurry of confusing sound and movement.  Struggling to his feet, he started fumbling through his bag for one of his concoctions--his naptha paste would be quite effective--with every intent to join the battle and assist in any way that he could.

Only, he stopped as one of the slender puppets advanced.  Except, he didn't see a puppet.

"M-master...?"

The puppet gave an approving nod as it drew closer.

The Professor shook his head. "No... No, no, no, this is a trick!  My master, my master is dead..."

"Only my mortal shell.  Those fools.  Those fools in the Order.  They didn't know the full scope of what I was teaching you.  My guild had taught me many things; there was still so much more I wanted you to learn.  This, my apprentice, this is one of them..."

The voice spoke inside the short monk's head, as he could hear it clearly despite his impaired hearing.  It spoke of things that only he knew; things that his master knew.

The Professor backed away from the puppet.  He had found his fire paste and gripped the vial in one hand, but he didn't open it.  He and his master had experimented in the forbidden arts; in magic that was only known by the alchemist's guild.  His master was the former apprentice of the guild's leader, and the Professor had heard talks of other astral planes.  He had never seen the leader, but was told that the leader was ancient and possessing of great magic.  He was told that the leader had discovered a way to cheat death itself.

He thought back to the night his master disappeared.  He thought back to the experiment.

The puppet advanced closer, its arm hidden behind its back.  It gave another approving nod as it probed the Professor's open and pliable mind. "That's right... think back... You know the Order couldn't have destroyed me.  You know what we were doing..."

It gripped its unseen sword as it stepped closer and the Professor's guard went down.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 17, 2015, 06:55:57 AM
Sakura stabbed the smaller puppet causing it to cease functioning when she noticed the Professor stop in his tracks as the puppet was closing in on him.

"Foul apparition haunting my friend, shrouding the Truth, torment him no more!" Sakura shouted as some Holy enchanted Kunais were thrown squarely at the head of the slender puppet.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 17, 2015, 06:58:45 AM
The puppet pitched forward at the Professor's feet and he saw it for what it really was.  Quickly, he uncapped his vial and threw a glob of fire paste onto the puppet, engulfing it in a burst of flame.  Capping the vial, he tossed it to Sakura. "Here!  Use this, use this!  I'm afraid, I'm afraid I might... might not be of much use right now..."

He looked to the fallen, charred body before him. "My mind... my mind is unwell..."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 17, 2015, 07:04:26 AM
"I will, just stay away from these things!" Sakura shouted as she tossed a glob at another small one causing it to burst into flames "Just remember your Master is no longer in the realm of the living and he would not want you to kling on what has past.  You must focus on the Future, focus on finding out who you really are, concentrate on passing on his teachings and inventions, focus on finding Aya, but most importantly concentrate on what is right!"
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 17, 2015, 07:24:23 AM
The Professor nodded as he backed into the corner where Toshi had deposited him.  He felt feverish and weak, and his head had started to hurt.  The intrusive voice was gone, but he couldn't think straight.  He couldn't let go of what the puppet had said; he surmised that his mind had been probed.  He was being tricked and he kept falling for it.

Digging through his bag, he produced another vial of fire paste.  Opening it, he kept it ready should any of the puppets advance on him again.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Mr. Haxwell on February 17, 2015, 09:08:52 AM
Toshi - "Okay enough of this!" she mumbled as she drew blood from her hand so that she can perform her... "Kuchiyose no Jutsu!" once again Riyalie and Grifter were in the field.

Riyalie - "Say the word." she got her powered sawblade axe revved up and ready to do serious damage.

Toshi - "Right! Grifter."

Grifter - "Reporting for duty, ma'am!" he saluted with his wing.

Toshi - "Assist the Professor. Don't let any of those creatures near him, is that clear!"

Grifter - "Ma'am, yes ma'am!" he dashed over to help the Professor, with plasma rifle in hand.

Toshi - "Riyalie, you're with me." she reached for her pouch grabbing both segments of her spear.

Riyalie - "You got it!" as she went with Toshi, who assembles her Ronginasu no Yari. Getting ready for battle.

Picking their targets, Riyalie raced for a brute puppet who tries to smash at her, but at her speed she merely jumped up, landing on it, while running up its arm; as she sinked her sawblade into its shoulder, cutting it through to its waist, leaving it little opportunity to defend itself; as its body start splitting in half from the attack, dropping like tree to the one side as Riyalie start cutting its head off.

Toshi charging at the smaller an much faster puppets. Making contact with one of the puppets, Toshi took a swing at it as it tries to parry, although the amount of force Toshi used end up knocking the puppet back, nearly losing its balance, as it parries another blow from Toshi's spear with less force this time. Seizing an opportunity to counter, it sliced at Toshi's waist, but misses by an inch as Toshi jumps back. Then taking her time, she launched a kick to its head knocking it back, as Toshi tries to seize an opportunity to impale it from the back. But it seems her opponent was a little sturdy than it was as it spun around, evading Toshi's charge with a slash to her back.

Toshi - "Aargh... damn. How many times do I have to hit you." she cursed in agony as she parries another slash from her opponent. although her attention was too focused on one of them, another puppet tries to sneak up on her from behind. But as it tries to chop down Toshi, its head popped as a shot fired from the Professors direction obviously came from Grifter who goes back to sending more cover fire for the Professor.

Riyalie - "Nice shot there." she cheered at Grifter as she evades another large puppet taking a swing at her.

Grifter - "No problem." as he fires a few shots at a smaller puppet picking it arms and legs of with every shot.

As Toshi's opponent charges her..."Suiton: Suihachi!!" she fires jet of water from her palm, knocking the puppet way off balance as Toshi focuses her strength to her one arm as she tossed her spear at the puppet impaling it into the nearby wall. As it went limp by dropping its scimitar, Toshi pulls her spear out as the puppet collapsed to the ground, ceasing function.

(I'm going to stop there. Otherwise it would look like the three are finishing off the remaining hostiles.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Fxeni on February 17, 2015, 11:49:09 AM
Fxeni carefully picked his target, not wanting to hit anyone in the crossfire. He focuses on one of the brutes that is lagging behind the rest, a green rune circle appearing below him.

"O darkened storm cloud, loose thy blade and run mine enemies through! Thunder Blade!"

As the spell begins to strike, one of the smaller puppets begins its attack. As the blade of lightning strikes the brute and severs one of its arms, the small one slashes at Fxeni and lightly cuts into his left arm as he attempts to dodge it.

Guess longer spells wont do here without protection... Fxeni said as he parried the next sword strike with his spear, followed by a swift kick to the puppet. While it was destabilized, he struck it with his spear and sent wind cutting through it.

The brute he had previously attacked approached and swung its arm upwards at Fxeni while he was distracted, knocking him back onto the ground. As Fxeni got his bearings, he noticed the brute's arm rushing down to crush him. He rolls out of the way in time and twirls his spear for a moment.

"Taste fire! Goring Hell!"

As he says this, he thrusts the spear upwards into the brute's face, which is shortly followed by a small localized vortex of fire erupting from the spot where the spear connected. The brute's head ignites into flames.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Phi on February 17, 2015, 07:51:56 PM
"Wow, Mr. Fxeni always looks so cool when he fights!" Pema remarked to Salem as she prepared her next spell.

"Is that so? You want to tell him that, yourself?" Salem replied with a sly undertone.

"Huh? Well, y-yeah, I would, but... We really have to- to focus on defeating these guys!" She flustered through her response and materialized various razor-sharp Ice Discs around her.

She pointed the staff forward, "GO!"

The deadly Ice Discs were fired off into one of the brutes, swiftly cutting and amputating his limbs. When just the body remained, Pema summoned a fireball and slammed it down on him, creating a brilliant inferno.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 17, 2015, 08:00:19 PM
(Should I just end it here or does anyone have anything else to add?)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 17, 2015, 08:04:24 PM
Leaning heavily against the wall, the Professor fought against the fever pains that robbed him of his concentration.  He had stowed his vial of naptha, and he tried to remain on his guard, but the harder he focused, the more his head hurt.  He felt dizzy and his thoughts refused to come together.

Panting heavily, he slumped to the floor again.  The voices had subsided, but he couldn't shake the feeling that his mind had been invaded.  He felt ill and his eyes felt heavy.  His awareness began to drift in and out, and he fought to stay awake.

Could this be from that Chaos rift?  He didn't have time to consider an answer as his head fell forward and his consciousness left him.

((Feel free to end it.  Prof not doing too hot after his Chaos mind [twin slasher].))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Phi on February 17, 2015, 08:04:43 PM
(What do you mean "end it"? There's only one enemy left?)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 17, 2015, 08:06:01 PM
((I counted nine defeated, so yeah, there's only one left.  And feel free to drag the Prof around.  I'm going to go lay down as I'm not feeling too well.))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 17, 2015, 08:06:57 PM
(I mean like wipe out the rest, there's only like One Brute left and Calien was facing it.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Phi on February 17, 2015, 08:09:50 PM
((I counted nine defeated, so yeah, there's only one left.  And feel free to drag the Prof around.  I'm going to go lay down as I'm not feeling too well.))

(Okay, I hope you feel better soon.)

(I mean like wipe out the rest, there's only like One Brute left and Calien was facing it.)

(Sounds good to me.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 17, 2015, 08:13:57 PM
(Okay.)

Calien chopped off the head of the last Brute that struck him with a Flame enchanted Axe which started to burn to smithereens while he panted heavily.

"Seems these things really don't like fire, good to know when we fight these abominations again." Sakura noted before looking at the unconscious Prof "I know this entire ordeal was probably the hardest on you but thank you for everything you did given your personal predicament."

"God dammit....." Calien muttered as he punched a wall "They were playing us all like violins.....and we fell for it hook, line and sinker......god dammit."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Mr. Haxwell on February 17, 2015, 08:33:00 PM
Grifter - "Welp, that looks like the last of 'em." as he straps his rifle around his back, taking a look at an unconscious Professor... "Hey, there 'ol chap. You feeling okay there?"

Toshi feeling a bit concerned about the Professor, ran up to him to check on him.

Toshi - "He seems okay. Unconscious, but he's okay." a bit relieved, however... "But what do we do now?" she looked down, realizing they failed to rescue the one they were suppose to have saved "Where do we even begin searching for Aya?"
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 17, 2015, 08:43:20 PM
"That shouldn't be too hard....Shadow Master was with them.....and Alberto.....Albertus....whatever his name is, created Shadow Master and is working with White Beard.....and White Beard is in Skull Cove along with the Omni Gem......so Aya should be there." Sakura explained as she put things together herself.

"The problem is how do we go about rescuing Aya and the Omni Gem, the enemies are powerful and they obviously thought everything through.  They're always at least 3 or 5 steps ahead of us and we don't exactly know how many operatives they have or their capabilities, so how do we one up them?"

"We'd need a god damn Army if they're this strong, but we don't necessarily have the time to round up such an Army, especially if even the Dwarves weren't enough.  Not to mention with all the hatred of other races around, it'd almost be impossible to make a miracle like that happen in a reasonable amount of time." Calien remaked. "Is there no other way?"
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 17, 2015, 09:52:52 PM
Sakura notices something shiny on the ground as they rest from their battle, the object turns out to be Aya's pendent; it has been shattered and no longer seems to contain any magic.

((That might be important later, OOC info should the part want spend some time discussing their next actions...the possessed dwarves were freed as soon as Doll Master left the area but a good dozen people are dead. The villains also now have 2 of three keys!  8D))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 17, 2015, 09:56:33 PM
"Aya's pendant.....it's broken and everything.....Daddy do you think we can fix it?" Sakura asked.

"I might be able to fix the gem part but I don't know jack about Precursor tech....maybe the Dwarves and the Prof can help?  Those people have mentioned that the Dwarves have been taking Precursor treasures so maybe they know a thing or 2?" Calien pondered.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Fxeni on February 17, 2015, 11:26:26 PM
"Speaking of the Dwarves, we should probably go see if they need any help," Fxeni said as his spear dissipated.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 17, 2015, 11:31:02 PM
"Yeah I think they should be at the watch tower but I don't know if the path Riagan blocked has opened up again, he might need to take us to an alternate path." Sakura stated "Not to mention clean up......"
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Protoman Blues on February 18, 2015, 05:05:10 AM
"Come. We shall go meet up with my father." Riagan said. "We have much to discuss!"
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 18, 2015, 05:09:31 AM
"Indeed." Calien nodded.

"Lead the way Riagan." Sakura replied.

(Okay I think we need a small time skip here.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 18, 2015, 05:19:50 AM
((Time skip to the meeting with the king now that things have settled down, I'll be making an Aya focused post for Wily tomorrow))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 18, 2015, 01:07:50 PM
((Prof should be fine by then.  Might be sleepy and feverish, but he should be more or less better.))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 18, 2015, 03:23:13 PM
Meanwhile at skull cove...

Aya grimaces as her senses return, she squints her eyes as a bright source of light shines right in her face. "Ugh..." turning her head she notices that her location has changed, no longer fighting puppets in the war room but in some sort of lab; Aya's attempt to sit up is foiled when she notices her wrists and ankles are shackled to the table and her pendant is no where to be seen.

From the dark corner of the lab Shadow Master emerges a annoyed look on his face. "I really don't get what these people think is so special about you girl, can't even fight off ten little puppets; pathetic. Don't think your safe though, once they get the key you won't be useful anymore and I can return the favor for this scar." Shadow Master moves his thumb across his neck to get the point across before returning to the shadows to inform the others that she had woken up.

((And now time for a certain wily character to make his official appearance! By the way you should all hurry up and decide to come to Skull Cove before Aya dies or something :P))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 18, 2015, 04:41:38 PM
(Yeah like Calien said it's not like we can gather up an Army to storm Skull Cove as a distraction and get Aya out, guess we can only rely on the Dwarves. :P)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 18, 2015, 04:43:23 PM
((Uh oh!  8D ))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 18, 2015, 04:44:51 PM
(Although I totally wish we could do that, but we should probably do that later.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 18, 2015, 04:53:23 PM
((Prof's still reeling from his Chaos mind [twin slasher], but he'll be good to travel.   Might need a carry just to keep up, mainly due to his little legs.))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 18, 2015, 04:56:51 PM
((Prof's still reeling from his Chaos mind [twin slasher], but he'll be good to travel.   Might need a carry just to keep up, mainly due to his little legs.))
(Which goes without saying.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 18, 2015, 04:57:44 PM
((Stick him in a backpack! 8D))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Dr. Wily II on February 18, 2015, 04:58:30 PM
(... I'll update in 5 mins... Have a countdown in 3. 8D)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 18, 2015, 04:59:47 PM
((Stick him in a backpack! 8D))
(Probably Riagan's backpack, his backpack would probably be big enough.  Calien's probably wouldn't be big enough.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 18, 2015, 05:02:46 PM
((Did Riagan and the professor become Banjo and Kazooie? =P ))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Mr. Haxwell on February 18, 2015, 05:17:21 PM
((Did Riagan and the professor become Banjo and Kazooie? =P ))
(*imagines the professor doing the talon trot (http://fc01.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2013/061/7/c/talon_trot_by_thewardenx3-d5won5e.png)*)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Dr. Wily II on February 18, 2015, 05:18:31 PM
Meanwhile at skull cove...

Aya grimaces as her senses return, she squints her eyes as a bright source of light shines right in her face. "Ugh..." turning her head she notices that her location has changed, no longer fighting puppets in the war room but in some sort of lab; Aya's attempt to sit up is foiled when she notices her wrists and ankles are shackled to the table and her pendant is no where to be seen.

From the dark corner of the lab Shadow Master emerges a annoyed look on his face. "I really don't get what these people think is so special about you girl, can't even fight off ten little puppets; pathetic. Don't think your safe though, once they get the key you won't be useful anymore and I can return the favor for this scar." Shadow Master moves his thumb across his neck to get the point across before returning to the shadows to inform the others that she had woken up.

((And now time for a certain wily character to make his official appearance! By the way you should all hurry up and decide to come to Skull Cove before Aya dies or something :P))
Not long after Shadow Master left, another shadowy figure appeared before Aya.

"... Zo... We finally meet... My dear Aya..."

When Aya's eyes slowly focused on the figure, she could see a hooded person, but there was something glistening under the hood. The figure slightly lifted his head, and Aya could now noticed a pair of glasses. The face... Looked like someone in their 30s... But the hair was greying, even the thick bushy moustache.

"Joo were zuch a pain to find... And captured... But it iz zo good to finally zee in in ze flezh!"
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 18, 2015, 05:24:20 PM
(*imagines the professor doing the talon trot (http://fc01.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2013/061/7/c/talon_trot_by_thewardenx3-d5won5e.png)*)

((Quickie make this happen  8D ))

"Who--are you?" Aya responds frowning.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Dr. Wily II on February 18, 2015, 05:32:31 PM
"I am zo zorry... How rude of me! I am the great Albertus the Wiley!"

Albertus' face appoarched closer to Aya's, a smirk clearly visible.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 18, 2015, 05:38:25 PM
Aya feels a little uncomfortable as he approaches "You are Shadow Master's creator--all those people in Iron Gate died because of you!" Her tone becomes angry.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 18, 2015, 06:19:53 PM
(*imagines the professor doing the talon trot (http://fc01.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2013/061/7/c/talon_trot_by_thewardenx3-d5won5e.png)*)
(*imagines Riagan and the Prof tumbling down a hill and crashing into a bloody mess*)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 18, 2015, 06:32:32 PM
((No looney toon physics?  XD ))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 18, 2015, 06:38:57 PM
(Fine they both are inexplicably covered in bandages.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Dr. Wily II on February 18, 2015, 06:39:50 PM
Aya feels a little uncomfortable as he approaches "You are Shadow Master's creator--all those people in Iron Gate died because of you!" Her tone becomes angry.
Albertus smirked even wider, as if sniffing his new prize.

"Because of me? No no no... Don't be zo naive! They are privileged to have been zent to a higher plane of exiztence! But enough about them... I vant to know more about you... You look zo much like an angel... THE angel..."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 18, 2015, 06:47:47 PM
"W-what are you talking about? I thought you wanted that key thing. " Aya tilts her head away clearly not a fan of her personal space being invaded.

((*jams the panic button*?  XD ))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 18, 2015, 06:48:56 PM
(And I thought Albertus' stalker tendencies were bad before......)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 18, 2015, 06:53:31 PM
((Personal space! Personal Space!!!))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 18, 2015, 06:55:02 PM
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Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Dr. Wily II on February 18, 2015, 06:56:51 PM
"W-what are you talking about? I thought you wanted that key thing. " Aya tilts her head away clearly not a fan of her personal space being invaded.

((*jams the panic button*?  XD ))
Albertus distanced himself from Aya, and walked towards the nearest wall.

"Yezzzz... I do need the key. And I know where... And how to extract it... However..."

Albertus turned, and stared right into Aya's eyes.

"They didn't say I can't have a little... Fun first. Aile."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 18, 2015, 06:58:25 PM
(....Oh my god even in this dimension! :o)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 18, 2015, 06:59:06 PM
"Aile? My name is Aya you creep." She hisses back.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 18, 2015, 06:59:43 PM
((Aile brings all the Wilys to the yard.  And they're like SNIFFSNIFFSNIFFSNIFF))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Phi on February 18, 2015, 07:00:46 PM
(At least Albertus didn't literally sniff her, unlike Heinrich the psycho creep.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 18, 2015, 07:01:26 PM
((Oh god save Aya fast guys.  8D ))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 18, 2015, 07:05:09 PM
(I think Calien needs a punch in the face or something to prove to himself that he's not in some kind of personal hell that makes him relive deja vu circumstances much worse than those he seen in real life.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 18, 2015, 07:06:34 PM
The Professor punched Calien in the face in a fit of fever dreams.

((There.  And he has an excuse of being half-conscious! 8D))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 18, 2015, 07:07:19 PM
(Not now! XD)

Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 18, 2015, 07:07:55 PM
((Hehehe Professor learned "Falcon Punch!" ))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Phi on February 18, 2015, 07:11:21 PM
(Well, it happened, so might as well go with it.)

"P-Professor Bunny?!" Pema yelped at the Prof's sudden burst of violence.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Dr. Wily II on February 18, 2015, 07:17:05 PM
"Aile? My name is Aya you creep." She hisses back.
"Zhhhh... Huzh now. You zhould have noticed the attire that you are currently wearing... I perzonally had them made for you, my dear. You zee... I was lucky enough to come acrozz Precursor tech... You have zeen Shadow Master... However, I was alzo enlightened by a myzteriouz painting... An angel... A Precursor angel... And haz fate will have it... You look zo much like her..."

Albertus was rummaging through his cloak, and pulled out a manuscript. On said manuscript, there was what looked like a human, but there was what resembled wings of light on this being's sides. The being was wearing a pair of white shorts, a blue opened vest, and what appeared to be golden rings around the ankles and wrists. And the being did resemble Aya.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 18, 2015, 07:19:04 PM
"Owww.....that stung a little." Calien said rubbing his face "Though definitely not nearly as bad as some of the things I've suffered...."

"You mean boot camp?" Sakura asked.

"Not only boot camp, you remember those creatures I told you about that are surprisingly similar to these Dwarves but bigger and might as well be made of solid rock even though I'm sure they aren't?" Calien replied.

"You mean Gorons?" Sakura tilted her head.

"I've sumo wrestled with them as part of my training....and failed so many times...so many times.  Then there's the bear hugs when they accepted me as a brother.....so many bear hugs." Calien said with his eye twitching

"Wow.....that sounds excruciating." Sakura's eyes widened.

"You have no idea my daughter....no idea...." Calien shuddered.

(Poor Calien is a Iron Butt Monkey.)

"Zhhhh... Huzh now. You zhould have noticed the attire that you are currently wearing... I perzonally had them made for you, my dear. You zee... I was lucky enough to come acrozz Precursor tech... You have zeen Shadow Master... However, I was alzo enlightened by a myzteriouz painting... An angel... A Precursor angel... And haz fate will have it... You look zo much like her..."

Albertus was rummaging through his cloak, and pulled out a manuscript. On said manuscript, there was what looked like a human, but there was what resembled wings of light on this being's sides. The being was wearing a pair of white shorts, a blue opened vest, and what appeared to be golden rings around the ankles and wrists. And the being did resemble Aya.
(....My [tornado fang]ing god! :o)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Phi on February 18, 2015, 07:21:32 PM
(He's not even questioning why the Prof. decked him in the face? XD)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 18, 2015, 07:23:12 PM
Aya glanced down at her attire, it had intact changed. She was more than uncomfortable now "You are insane! Just because there was a resemblance you hurt all those people and kidnapped me?"
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 18, 2015, 07:31:52 PM
(He's not even questioning why the Prof. decked him in the face? XD)
(He probably figured with all the crap the Prof has been through, fever dreams like that are a given. XD)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Dr. Wily II on February 18, 2015, 07:38:32 PM
"But that waz MORE than juzt rezemblance! Doll Master... Yezzzzz... Zhe informed me of your... Originz... But I've rumbled on long enough... Time for... Fun."

Albertus placed the manuscript back into his cloak, and pulled out a comically huge syringe, and aimed it at Aya.

"Time for... Extraction~"
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 18, 2015, 07:40:01 PM
((eeek science ruuuuun!))

Aya struggles at her bindings but without her magic pendant there is little she can do to break free.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 18, 2015, 07:43:32 PM
(Aya better suddenly unlock some hidden powers now!)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Dr. Wily II on February 18, 2015, 07:44:04 PM
(I'm gonna stop here for now. XD I'll try to update again later, no guarantees, food coma and all. :P)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 18, 2015, 07:45:53 PM
(Aya better suddenly unlock some hidden powers now!)

((No new powers sadly, she's being a test subject for what ever evil science he has planned I guess XD))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 18, 2015, 07:49:54 PM
(Fuuuuuuuckkkkkk! XD)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Dr. Wily II on February 18, 2015, 07:55:28 PM
(JUST AS PLANNED [eyebrow])
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 18, 2015, 07:59:16 PM
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Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 18, 2015, 09:42:44 PM
((But yeah you all need to figure out your plan of attack))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 18, 2015, 09:43:47 PM
(Yeah waiting for PB to start the meeting.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 18, 2015, 10:11:50 PM
((In the meantime...))

The Professor tossed and turned some more from fever dreams and almost knocked Pema and Sakura in the face.

((8D))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 18, 2015, 10:13:33 PM
"The poor Prof must be having some horrifying nightmares!" Sakura stated worriedly.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Mr. Haxwell on February 18, 2015, 10:23:55 PM
Toshi - "I feel bad just watching him suffer like this. I wish there was a way to comfort him."

(I have no idea what I'm trying to suggest here. As if you can cure someone of their nightmares.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 18, 2015, 10:24:57 PM
(Yeah I doubt even the Song of Healing can cure something like that.....I think.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Mr. Haxwell on February 18, 2015, 10:27:34 PM
(Now I'm suddenly thinking of a Lullaby of Healing.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 18, 2015, 10:31:37 PM
(Even then this is something the Prof has to face and overcome himself in the end.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Fxeni on February 18, 2015, 11:57:41 PM
"He's certainly a little fighter despite his stature," Fxeni said as he patched up his arm.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 19, 2015, 12:02:10 AM
"Indeed, it's amazing despite the fact he's really physically disabled, never mind the hell the Order put him through on top of that." Calien nodded "Easily stronger than those little Goblins we often run into in the forest, much stronger."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 19, 2015, 01:37:09 AM
The Professor tossed some more.  His skin glistened with sweat from fever, and he began to mutter things.  Incoherently at first, but soon distinct words were uttered.

"Taken... He... he has her..."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 19, 2015, 01:38:53 AM
".....Could he be talking about Aya?" Calien asked.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Fxeni on February 19, 2015, 01:40:58 AM
"Maybe... could be something else from his memories though, for all we know," Fxeni replied, finishing the stitching.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 19, 2015, 01:43:24 AM
"Well I certainly didn't see too many women in the Order from the people I've healed and seen....perhaps the Alchemist Guild, someone else the Order hurt?" Calien pondered.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 19, 2015, 01:44:55 AM
"No... no.... have to... have to get... out..."

He turned again and began clawing weakly at the air.

"Can't... can't get... out... can't find... can't find them..."

He began panting heavily as he tried to claw his way out of a confinement that only he could perceive.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 19, 2015, 01:49:06 AM
"Daddy do you have something to bring down his fever?" Sakura asked.

"Yeah." Calien said as he took out a Mushroom.

"Ewwww gross!" Sakura said as she covered her nose from the awful smell "Is that the only thing?"

"Nothing more effective anyway." Calien nodded.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Phi on February 19, 2015, 01:50:26 AM
"What kind of mushroom is that?" Pema asked while covering her nose.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 19, 2015, 02:02:13 AM
"A very special Mushroom, Pema." Calien explained "In my homeland there is a medicine woman who uses Mushrooms like these to make very effective potions.  They heal a lot of things, though there are other Mushrooms she uses for other things, Magic Powders and even a Mushroom that can wake people up from the deepest of sleeps but that one is extremely rare."

"These buggers are resilient too!" Sakura piped up "You pick one and a few days later 2 more takes its place!  In fact when ever we stop an rest somewhere Daddy plants one in a different spot, even in Iron Gate he sneaked out at night just to plant something like that outside.  I bet Iron Gate is having an infestation of Mushrooms by now."

"To be fair those aren't the only things I plant, it's just fungus grows faster." Calien shrugged.

"He even gave some to Farah and she hates the smell too." Sakura continued "Along with some other things."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 19, 2015, 02:30:02 AM
"Keys... find... find them..."

The Professor flailed weakly a few more times before he fell silent again.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 19, 2015, 02:31:25 AM
((Dun dun duuuun))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 19, 2015, 03:04:18 AM
(I really wished there were 5 keys now.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 19, 2015, 03:19:24 AM
((So... what now?  I did my thing.))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 19, 2015, 03:21:26 AM
(Well Calien has to make a potion out of the Mushroom and PB needs to start the meeting.  And we need a time skip for both.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 19, 2015, 03:40:42 AM
((Waiting on PB yeah, and Wily on Aya's end.))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 19, 2015, 03:41:57 AM
(Yeah and by the time the meeting starts the Potion will be done and given to the Prof.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Protoman Blues on February 19, 2015, 03:45:08 AM
Later, in the King's throne room...

"I'd like to thank you all for your diligent efforts in helping to protect my kingdom." King Pyritecrusher stated to Riagan and the party.

"It was not enough, father!" Riagan responded. "These fiends made off with the female Aya."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 19, 2015, 03:48:00 AM
"It also seems they stole something in your vault that was Precursor related." Sakura said as Calien started to feed Prof a potion made from the Mushroom.  "Not to mention the Prof is in a terrible state because of them."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Protoman Blues on February 19, 2015, 03:49:34 AM
"What is this Precursor you speak of?" the King asked
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 19, 2015, 03:57:11 AM
"I honestly don't  have a good idea of what they are I just know it's related to the city in the sky, like some sort of Ancient Race."  Sakura tried to explain as best she could "I think Aya and those creepy mask people may be related to them too.  Aya felt different than everyone else here, her Mana is very special.  I think those people who took her felt like Aya too but in a more twisted and sickening way.

That vain lady was also saying something about you guys stealing things from the Precursors or something.  I don't know exactly what she was talking about but she insulted you guys and Riagan calling you thieves, but really she kind of a hypocrit too.

What's more....I think they caused that avalanche to get Aya and that thing they took in the same place so they could take both at the same time."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 19, 2015, 04:05:35 AM
The Professor coughed and sputtered a bit as he was fed the bitter potion.  He opened his eyes for a moment before he lapsed back into his fitful sleep.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 19, 2015, 04:07:15 AM
"Hopefully that will help him, but the poor guy is far from okay." Calien shook his head.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Protoman Blues on February 19, 2015, 04:10:38 AM
"If this whole encounter has taught us anything, father, it's that there is much about the outside world that we are unaware of!" Riagan stated.

"You are correct, my son. Perhaps it's time we learn, if we are to better protect our kingdom."

Riagan looked at his father and heard his words, then looked at the party. "I wish to join our guests on their quest. I let the female Aya be captured in our halls. I owe it to them and to her to aid in her rescue." he said before looking at the group again. "If you will have me..."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 19, 2015, 04:12:22 AM
Sakura's eyes widen as she took in what Riagan said, but nodded.

"Your help would definitely be welcomed." Sakura replied. "Not to mention quite a few of us are in the same boat as you guys, we need to learn more about this world too."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Phi on February 19, 2015, 05:08:59 AM
"Mm-hm, it'll be great to have you join us, Mr. Riagan!" Pema smiled.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Fxeni on February 19, 2015, 11:30:36 AM
"You are welcome to join, Riagan," Fxeni replied. "There's still the matter of how we get to Skull Cove now. I doubt a direct attack would be wise, so we might have to plan something a little more... covert."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Protoman Blues on February 19, 2015, 11:45:51 AM
"As I am a stranger to the outside world and your group, I shall follow your lead!" Riagan said. "I swear on the honor of the Dwarves of Gimrak, we shall retrieve your friend!"

"Be brave, my son." the King said. "Know that I am proud of you and that I look forward to hearing tales of your adventures when you return to us!"

"Thank you, father. For everything!"
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Dr. Wily II on February 19, 2015, 03:26:26 PM
((eeek science ruuuuun!))

Aya struggles at her bindings but without her magic pendant there is little she can do to break free.
The procedure went without much problems... Except for the occasional screams, and squirming. Albertus watched with eager eyes... As the syringe filled with precious... "Fluid". With the syringe full, Albertus watched as Aya's body went limp from exhaustion. Approaching Aya's face again, he could hear panting...

"Ah~ My dear Aile... Being a key... Joo will help me remake the univerze... In MY IMAGE!!"
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 19, 2015, 03:37:34 PM
((Also as of now the Chaos Breach above the dwarven mountain is still there, the party need Aya to close it so theres another good reason for PB to join. For the moment it's too high up to effect anyone unless it starts expanding.

Also poor Aya  O^O ))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 19, 2015, 03:59:28 PM
"You are welcome to join, Riagan," Fxeni replied. "There's still the matter of how we get to Skull Cove now. I doubt a direct attack would be wise, so we might have to plan something a little more... covert."
"Covert huh.....you're definitely speaking my language right now." Calien said as he stood up "One of my people's prominent talents are working in the shadows it's our main way of striking believe it or not.  So that's certainly right up our alley."

((Also as of now the Chaos Breach above the dwarven mountain is still there, the party need Aya to close it so theres another good reason for PB to join. For the moment it's too high up to effect anyone unless it starts expanding.

Also poor Aya  O^O ))
(First thing Calien does when we get back is make you new clothes. 

Also should we leave Prof with the Dwarves or would he actually be fit to come with us.  I figure he can fix Aya's necklace while we're away if it's the former, unless it spontaneously fixes itself when Aya is close.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 19, 2015, 04:01:24 PM
((Nah I have story stuff in mind for the prof, besides staying behind won't be much fun for Quickie XD))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 19, 2015, 04:02:07 PM
((Bring him.  He'll be fine soon.  Just needs to sleep it off.))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 19, 2015, 04:16:37 PM
(Okay then, also with Sakura being a somewhat klepto would it be possible for her to jack some Precursor documents and stuff.  I can't believe she became a somewhat klepto but considering what I'm going for I am not that surprised.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 19, 2015, 04:24:57 PM
((When and from whom?  They didn't have time to do anything aside from get captured, eat, wander for a few minutes, and go fight.  The Prof has some Precursor stuff in his bag, and that's easily accessible, so anyone could go looking through it when they want.))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 19, 2015, 04:28:30 PM
(I meant from Skull Cove, like some of Albertus's Precursor stuff since his stuff is probably different from the Prof's.  I was just wondering if getting Aya was the only thing we can do.  Why would I be talking about here?

Unless you meant how Sakura was a klepto, she did take a whole bunch of rocks from the ground while the Prof was having an identity crisis remember, like a dozen of them. Not to mention she scavenged all sorts of things when she was in the forest, including a sizable amount of money, her beam sword and enough to make a magitek sewing machine.

So yeah she's kind of a klepto, I mean she won't steal things from shops or normal people, break pottery, or stuff like that but other than that if it's useful she'll take it, including stuff from bad guys.  Don't necessarily have to be a thief in the illegal sense to be a klepto, except again unless it involves stealing from bad guys, it can simply be taking random things simply because the person taking them think it will be useful.

Although Calien kind of has the opposite problem in that he's Plant Santa Claus, I wonder how bad the Mushroom infestation will get around the border for Iron Gate.  At least it's good for the potion makers?)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Phi on February 19, 2015, 05:47:05 PM
(That's not really Kleptomania.

People with Klepto don't scavenge items because they are useful or interesting; they do it because they simply feel the urge to randomly steal things, which usually aren't items of interest or value. They just need to possess something.

Sakura would probably be more of a person who thinks outside the box and sees value in things that others may not notice, right away. Perhaps something of a visionary.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 19, 2015, 05:52:08 PM
(Yeah you're probably right about that in that case, I guess I was confused since whenever someone collects something off the ground, ie Pokemon games when you're not in someone's house, or things that are completely useless in the way people play the game, like Red Rings in Sonic Games now a days, in games they would refer it as kleptomania anyway.

My bad.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Phi on February 19, 2015, 06:55:50 PM
(Yeah, I can understand the confusion.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 19, 2015, 07:01:14 PM
(Calien is still Plant Santa Claus though, I have no other way to refer to as such.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 19, 2015, 07:15:16 PM
((Kleptomania is an impulse control disorder that is characterized by urges to steal things, and is often accompanied by anxiety and intrusive thoughts the precede the theft.  It is classified as an anxiety disorder and is generally treated as such.))

((As with other impulse control disorders—such as pyromania—the sufferer will have intrusive thoughts about the object, stress and anxiety around the taking of the object, an inability to resist the compulsion to steal, and then a release of stress and energy after the theft.)) 

((If Sakura was a klepto, this would have been noticed as she would acquire a collection of worthless objects and junk.  She may show signs of hoarding, which is another symptom of an anxiety disorder, as hoarders will exhibit signs of anxiety when forced to part with their items.  Most of these items will have little value.))

((However, hoarding differs from kleptomania in that for many hoarders, they will see a future use for the objects that they acquire.  Those stacks of boxes could be used for something; those Tupperware lids have matching containers somewhere; they could use that fabric for something; those papers have stuff they could refer to; etc.  However, hoarders actually won't do anything with the objects that they acquire.))

((Sakura's desire to take things that may have use in the future is more akin to that type of compulsion than it is to kleptomania.))

((And that is your abnormal psychology lesson for today.  Back to your regularly-scheduled RP...))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 19, 2015, 07:19:32 PM
(Thanks Dr. Quickie. XD)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 19, 2015, 07:22:53 PM
((Professor Quickie. Eh? Eh?))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 19, 2015, 07:33:51 PM
(But yeah Sakura would only take things she knows people can use, like those rocks.  The reason I said like a dozen is to account for future party members if someone else joins the RP because remember those rocks can be used to make the Walkie Talkie stones Calien and Sakura have.

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Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 20, 2015, 05:18:20 PM
((Okay so with the party all kinda together now here is the goal.

Get to Skull Cove, the dwarves will likely make crossing the mountain easy now. As for the port town itself theres nothing really between you and the objective. The town from all rumors is still inhabited but the population have been enslaved by White Beard for sometime now.

I'll just respond to how the party acts as we go.))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 20, 2015, 05:53:07 PM
((Prof is fine by the time the party sets out.  Aside from being tired and groggy, he doesn't show any other effects.  He barely remembers the previous day and only remembers strange dreams that he had.))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 20, 2015, 05:56:45 PM
((How does the Prof feel about hearing more voices in his head?  8D ))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 20, 2015, 05:59:26 PM
((He'll be fine up until that point.  Then, he might lose it again. 8D))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 20, 2015, 06:12:09 PM
((I have plans! : > ))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 20, 2015, 06:48:24 PM
(Sounds like fun, but I'm more worried about Aya and the psychological damage Albertus is giving her.  [tornado fang]ing creepy man, and those clothes too. :o

Yeah Calien is going to go nuts over that when he finds out.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 20, 2015, 07:02:53 PM
((Things in general are going to go horribly at Skull Cove.  8D ))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 20, 2015, 07:05:08 PM
((Aya and Prof will need a support group after this.))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 20, 2015, 07:09:20 PM
(Yeah new clothes and off screen training montages can only do so much. -u-')

Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 20, 2015, 08:04:38 PM
((As for Aya, she's the kind of character who prefers to throw herself at problems rather than face any personal strife. Thats both a good and bad character trait at once and could have problems later down the road. She'll likely try to evade any attempt by the others to inquire to her recent experiences and try to keep the appearance that nothing is wrong.))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 20, 2015, 08:16:52 PM
(I figured, though Sakura herself will have a hard time letting Aya do that.  Sakura really doesn't like when people bullshit with her or try to take on enormus burdens by themselves, not to mention Aya's self sacrificing nature for her duty and other things about Aya that I can't describe really deeply bother her.

She understands that the Prof needs to face his demons on his own, for the most part since she can only do so much, but not Aya.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 20, 2015, 08:39:06 PM
((Other things? Her attitude or personality?))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 20, 2015, 08:43:04 PM
(I guess her recklessness and lack of forethought?  Something like that?  She's the type that charges in without a plan right?  I'm sure there might be some other things but a lot of Aya's behavior in general really bothers her. 

Also can I assume the actions that transpired in her capture rebroke her arm again?  I know she's not human and it might not be the case which is why I'm asking.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 20, 2015, 09:04:24 PM
((Her arm was dislocated but she does heal a lot faster than regular people, Her arm wasn't any further injured in the fight. And yeah she is the type to charge head first without much thought.))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 20, 2015, 09:15:24 PM
(I thought so, but yeah Sakura is liable to go off on Aya and call her out on a lot of stuff after they rescue her. 

Probably will involve a rough version telling her to start thinking smarter and crap along with a showing how Aya's lack of skill puts her in danger or something.  In a 'Your Kung Fu is weak' sort way or something, something physically showing that Aya needs training of some sort because she's not strong enough to handle herself.  I mean Shadow Master nearly killed her in her first encounter with him after all, she only really won and survived by luck.

Not to mention something about not being able to save the world if she can't take care of herself or something. Whatever comes to mind when the time comes, these are just the basic rough idea, but Sakura will get pissed at her very much.

Let me know if I'm mistaking somewhere because I know I have a tendency of assuming things that might be far off the Mark.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 20, 2015, 09:25:34 PM
((That is true of Aya as you currently know her, but remember Aya has lost her memories and much of her power after thousands of years of slumber plus her fall. In the past when the Precursors were still around Aya was quite powerfull, she was a guardian after all they would not have left a weak/armature fighter to defend the object that maintains all balance in Arcadia.

Too be fair Aya got knocked out of the city trying to protect the Professor and landed on her arm from several miles up then got attacked by a new foe with an inured arm plus injury from the fall.))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 20, 2015, 09:38:33 PM
(Exactly Aya doesn't remember any of that and she and Sakura don't know that.  Sakura can only see what Aya has done when she met her, what the Aya of the past has done/is capable of doing as the Guardian is irrelevant.  What matters is Aya right now, the Aya that doesn't kniw much of anything.  Sakura is basically saying she needs to wisen up, assess the situations around her and get herself stronger by any means necessary because their enemies are really strong.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 20, 2015, 09:43:22 PM
(( Doll Master or Mask Master individual could easily take the whole party on their own as we all are now.  8D 

Aya will develop over time, as her far as her powers go, she'll be getting a boost soon to replace her lost magic. As for her abilities to asses the situation well that comes from character development and learning from her mistakes.

To be fair her getting captured wasn't really her own fault. ))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 20, 2015, 09:54:23 PM
(Yeah I know, but keep in mind that even if Aya wasn't at fault she shouldn't have been wandering on her own either which resulted in her capture in the first place.  She left without telling anyone like Pema did in Iron Gate and even in the Kingdom of the Dwarves that was dangerous because she knows people were after her.  Based on that example she should have told people that she wants to go out and one of the party members would go with her.

I mean yes Sakura can't blame Riagan and Aya being tricked but if  someone like Sakura, Calien or Fxeni had been there they would have insisted that they go with Aya even if the 'King' asked her to come alone and failing that they would have tailed them in secret.  If Aya didn't go by herself it would have been possible to prevent that sort of thing, but it did happen because Aya was alone with only Riagan who can't be blamed for following what was thought was the request of the Dwarf King and not knowing the group that well.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 20, 2015, 10:17:46 PM
((Fair enough, whats done is done. Either way the part needed to head to Skull Cove and that urgency just became greater.))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 20, 2015, 10:19:00 PM
(Yeah I'm just waiting on the others to move things along because I don't know if other things need to be done or if a time skip is necessary.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 20, 2015, 10:22:49 PM
((If nothing moves forward by tomorrow I may just time skip the party. XD))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Mr. Haxwell on February 20, 2015, 10:53:19 PM
(I say go ahead with the time skip. I don't think there's anything more I can do right now.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 20, 2015, 10:56:02 PM
(I say the same but let's wait to see if anyone says otherwise.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Phi on February 20, 2015, 11:13:55 PM
(Go right ahead.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 20, 2015, 11:17:20 PM
(If that's the case then let's wait for more people to get online.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Dr. Wily II on February 21, 2015, 03:52:44 AM
(My parts are not really affected, so go ahead. I'll just post this update post of sorts. :P)

"I'll be right back, my preciouz..."

Albertus left the room, leaving Aya still chained to the table. Walking down the hall, and entering another room, Albertus approached a huge tube that was right in the middle. Inside, silhouettes could be seen floating about. With the comically large syringe in hand, Albertus injected the contents into the tube. Almost instantly, the tube glowed brightly, and the silhouettes inside started to fidget more vigorously. Smirking widely, Albertus left the room, and locked the door.

"Do not want to let you all ezcape now..."

Returning to where Aya was chained, Albertus approached Aya's face again, still panting. As he took in everything, he whispered into her ear.

"Only one thing left... Zome... Brainwazhing iz in order..."

(TIME SKIP)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 21, 2015, 03:59:13 AM
(Well [tornado fang].)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 21, 2015, 03:59:41 AM
((Told you things were going to go badly! And this isn't even the worst things that will happen!  8D ))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 21, 2015, 04:00:47 AM
(Quintuple [tornado fang].)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Phi on February 21, 2015, 04:13:48 AM
(Those weren't the sweet nothings Aya was expecting him to whisper. 8D)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 21, 2015, 04:16:07 AM
((Nope-not at all! Just going to wait to hear from PB before I type up a big post))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 21, 2015, 04:17:37 AM
(So this is going to happen in Wilypocalypse too?)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Dr. Wily II on February 21, 2015, 04:20:14 AM
(... No. No it's not. I'm not THAT delusional. Right, Aile pillow? >.>)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 21, 2015, 04:23:03 AM
((LOL Blue is basically at her full strength minus her over powered Omni Form I don't see how she could be captured easily with the resistance backing her up. Not to mention she's not as into the idea to rush in on her own unless she has to.))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 21, 2015, 04:25:27 AM
(Oh okay good, glad we're not repeating everything in the Prime dimension too. -u-')
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 21, 2015, 04:29:03 AM
((Nah next big thing in the Prime timeline is Shadow Star returning from the Adventure series. I mean thats bad for us too but less kidnappy more killy. ))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Phi on February 21, 2015, 04:34:11 AM
(So the main space battle is the next thing for Prime, right?)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 21, 2015, 04:34:53 AM
((Seems so, not going to effect updates for Mana-verse though I promise.))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 21, 2015, 04:37:23 AM
((Nah next big thing in the Prime timeline is Shadow Star returning from the Adventure series. I mean thats bad for us too but less kidnappy more killy. ))
(Eh killy isn't so bad, I mean we have a lot of killy stuff.  I mean we have Evil Brainwashed Quickie, Insane Evil Cyborg Fxeni from another dimension and his Death Masters, Obsidian, Lord Lewis from yet anpther dimension, Karring's crazy yandere ex wife, Heinrich von Ryker, and Taylor's forgotten stalker enemy Robin so what's one more? 8D)

(So the main space battle is the next thing for Prime, right?)
(Yup, it's just we have a bit more plot before that since Sakura is visiting Fxeni.  I have a better idea of what I want to do that's more reasonable and less intrusive.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 21, 2015, 04:39:12 AM
((Super Shadow Star won't be sticking around after we figure a way to defeat him, don't want to over saturate the RP with baddies XD))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 21, 2015, 04:41:39 AM
(Yeah and I don't need Tron's last baddie he created before he was banned, Galaide, either. I figured out another way to get what I want that's much simpler, I just need a powerful enemy but that's a bit later on anyway.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 21, 2015, 04:45:19 AM
((I might end up accidentally spoiling something with Blue's story when we get back to having all three keys and the Omni-Gem meet up in Mana-Verse land. XD))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 21, 2015, 04:48:25 AM
(Eh considering the [parasitic bomb] I'm spoiling I'm not surprised about that, lots of things I put in here will show up in Wilypocalypse too.  Not everything, especially since Calien is dead in the Prime dimension, but quite a bit but they way they show up will be different for sure.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Phi on February 21, 2015, 04:51:56 AM
(I'm surprisingly good at not spoiling my stuff! XD)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 21, 2015, 04:53:55 AM
(Well you're not using an alternate universe version of those characters with similar origins like us.  I mean Fxeni is too, but he didn't accidentally get stranded in another dimension like Prime's did.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Phi on February 21, 2015, 05:00:43 AM
(I know. Just saying that, as far as the WilyRP, there's a lot of secrets I have planned out, which I haven't spoiled.

Aaaaand I misspelled secrets as "sexrets".)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 21, 2015, 05:02:47 AM
(Oh I still have a quite few tricks up my sleeves too, tons of tricks you'd probably won't see here.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Dr. Wily II on February 21, 2015, 05:11:28 AM
(Eh killy isn't so bad, I mean we have a lot of killy stuff.  I mean we have Evil Brainwashed Quickie, Insane Evil Cyborg Fxeni from another dimension and his Death Masters, Obsidian, Lord Lewis from yet anpther dimension, Karring's crazy yandere ex wife, Heinrich von Ryker, and Taylor's forgotten stalker enemy Robin so what's one more? 8D)
(... I don't see my name there. WHAT AM I CHOPPED LIVER!? :W)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 21, 2015, 05:12:39 AM
(Of course you aren't because you're THE main baddie.  The others are ants compared to you. XD)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Dr. Wily II on February 21, 2015, 05:15:37 AM
(GOOD THAT YOU KNOW MY PLACEMENT IN ALL THIS TIME TO GIVE UP AND LET ME TAKE OVER THE PRIME AND MANA UNIVERSES :W)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 21, 2015, 01:58:14 PM
((Sorry, my cold kicked me in the butt and I slept it off.  I'm awake now, and I caught up.  I'm all for a time skip, because I've got nothing I plan to do with the Prof right now.  He's still sleeping off his mind [twin slasher].))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Fxeni on February 21, 2015, 06:01:47 PM
(Timeskip is fine with me. We'll still need some sort of plan though, methinks. A distraction while the rest sneak in?)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 21, 2015, 06:06:16 PM
(Yeah something like that, since we have some Dwarves maybe they can help?  I wish we could use Catapults but that probably  wouldn't work so well since Skull Cove is still just a normal city and that wouldn't be stealthy.)

EDIT: (Wait Toshi can make Water Clones, that's the perfect distraction duh!)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 21, 2015, 06:15:35 PM
After a goods night sleep the party begin their preparations for the journey ahead, the Dwarves are more than willing to provide any supplies needed. With the help of the dwarven tunnels the group manage to cross the rest of the jagged peaks in record time and find them selves back on the highway again. Sadly this road hasn't been well kept since Skull Cove was cut off from the rest of the world in the wake of White Beard's take over.

The journey is thankfully uneventful but the party overall feels tense worried for the fate of their friend. The Professor however is not doing as well, his dreams continue to haunt him of a shadowy being clawing at it's prison but also of a women with green hair in a white dress attempting trying to speak to him but constantly drown out by by dark voices taking the form of his former friend.

Eventually the party reaches the outer stone gates of Skull Cove, the city once had another name years ago but the pirate's capture of the city led to the it's change and the enslavement of it's people. Fexni began to feel a sense of urgency and nostalgia as the city came into view, For he had been gone for some time now.

The first thing of note is that the gates have been left wide open, and no guards have been posted in addition the sound of an airship returning from ocean across the other side of the city catches the ears of any with more sensitive ears.

((I'll be heading out to work soon so I won't be able to update again till tomorrow unless I get back early. Just a heads up.))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 21, 2015, 06:27:50 PM
Calien looks at the situation in front of him with a dumbfounded look on his face.

".......Okay either they were expecting us or they really underestimate us, though it's most likely the former." Calien said crossing his arms.

"What's that loud sound?" Sakura asked "It sounds like it's coming from the air above us, and it sounds big."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 21, 2015, 07:06:35 PM
The Professor dug at his ears, but he couldn't hear anything.  Nevertheless, he looked up.  Squinting, he looked toward the horizon. "I see, I see something..."

Fumbling in his bag, he pulled out a spyglass and looked through it. "There!  There!  I see it!  An airship, I see it!"

He handed the spyglass to Calien and pointed to the horizon. "Over there!  Look, look, look!"
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Phi on February 21, 2015, 07:12:56 PM
"Whoa, really? Can I see it next?" Pema ran up to Calien.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 21, 2015, 07:14:39 PM
"Huh so that's what an airship looks like." Calien said as he handed it to Pema.

"I wanna see it after Pema, but what's it doing here?" Sakura asked.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 21, 2015, 07:32:28 PM
The airship begins it's decent landing near the top of the citadel high on cliff over the city. The city gates seem to be undefended still.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Phi on February 21, 2015, 07:39:35 PM
"That looks SO cool! It's really huge, too!" After a few moments of gawking, she handed the spyglass to Sakura.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 21, 2015, 08:13:24 PM
Sakura looks over in the glass still wonder what the ship was doing.

"Why did it land there?" Sakura pondered.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Fxeni on February 21, 2015, 08:16:06 PM
"I suspect that would be our destination," Fxeni said as he hopped off the Cheval. He glances around at the gates, examining them. They were worn and cracked, as if they hadn't seen any maintenance whatsoever for years. Aside from that, there doesn't seem to be anything that stands out.

"Something's not right..." Fxeni said as he leaned back against the Cheval, biting the nail on his thumb.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 21, 2015, 08:18:52 PM
"Indeed still no guards."  Calien shook his head "They really are expecting us."

Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Mr. Haxwell on February 21, 2015, 08:23:15 PM
Toshi - "This looks far too inviting." growing in suspicion as she tries to assess the situation, "That airship could be a traveling merchant, but I have my doubts on that. If this is a trap meant for us. Then how do we plan on approaching this?"
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 21, 2015, 08:29:31 PM
"Well in this case I think we need a distraction." Calien pondered "How many Water Clones can you make?"
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Phi on February 21, 2015, 08:39:35 PM
Salem hovered from Pema's grip, "If this were truly devised as a trap, wouldn't our best strategy be a covert approach? How long would this distraction last before their entire forces surround us?"
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 21, 2015, 08:44:20 PM
"We'll still be using a covert approach, but the distration will help us sneak in." Calien explained. "It's a very common tactic in covert operations."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Phi on February 21, 2015, 08:48:01 PM
"Ah, I see. Alright, sounds like a plan," Salem exclaimed.

"But, what if one of the townspeople notices and starts speaking to us?" Pema pondered aloud.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 21, 2015, 08:50:46 PM
"A distraction?  A distraction, yes?  I, I can, I can assist!  Yes, yes, yes, I have some items here, I c-can use them, yes."  The Professor put his spyglass away and dug through his bag, producing a few small vials.

"I have b-bombs!"  He held out the vials. "Throw them into the road and divert attention.  I, I, I used these, I used these in that m-manner quite a few times, quite a few times, yes.  Quite, quite effective."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 21, 2015, 08:54:16 PM
"Perhaps multiple distractions would be necessary." Calien stated "That way no one can concentrate on anything."

"The Clones can attack things like supply lines, weapons depots, and if the Clones can use their own Kites that Airship might be a good target, or they can secure it for us so we can get away."  Sakura continued "Otherwise we just avoid people."

"A distraction?  A distraction, yes?  I, I can, I can assist!  Yes, yes, yes, I have some items here, I c-can use them, yes."  The Professor put his spyglass away and dug through his bag, producing a few small vials.

"I have b-bombs!"  He held out the vials. "Throw them into the road and divert attention.  I, I, I used these, I used these in that m-manner quite a few times, quite a few times, yes.  Quite, quite effective."
"......I think we should save those......" Calien stated. "I don't think it would be enough in this case.  Not to mention I have my own 'Flash Bombs' but I only use those in emergecies.  Those should be saved in an emergency."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Mr. Haxwell on February 21, 2015, 09:02:53 PM
"Well in this case I think we need a distraction." Calien pondered "How many Water Clones can you make?"

Toshi - "Since there's plenty of ground water here. I'd say about 20." she acknowledges, pulling out the tiger handsign. "Mizu Bunshin no Jutsu!" as she spawns 20 doppelgangers of herself from the cove's ground water.

WC Toshis - "So what's the plan?"

Toshi - "I think the Professor should let us handle these. Better to send fodder, with those bombs of yours." She suggested.

(Feel free to control the clones which ever way you want, since they think differently than Toshi herself. And also, because I'm practically out of time for the day. Besides they are expendable "water bombs", though. :P)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 21, 2015, 09:03:54 PM
(But we're in a Cove shouldn't she be able to make more?)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Mr. Haxwell on February 21, 2015, 09:06:13 PM
(Oh, right... -AC I forgot we were in a cove, so I should be able to triple that amount.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 21, 2015, 09:07:08 PM
(I'd say 20 personally.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Mr. Haxwell on February 21, 2015, 09:08:37 PM
(20 suicide clones, it is, then.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 21, 2015, 09:12:13 PM
(So anyone have any other ideas of how to use the clones?)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 21, 2015, 09:12:55 PM
The Professor was too busy looking through his bag for other explosive materials to notice Toshi create the water clones.  He produced a few more vials of various substances, and then dug through his rolled maps.

Finally, he produced a map of Skull Cove. "This one, this one is a bit... old.  But, but, but, it's the most recent m-map I have.  The airship, the airship landed here—" he pointed to a structure on the map "—and we are here—" he pointed to an area just beyond the gates "—so perhaps, so perhaps we should m-make a plan, plan a route.  There are numerous roads, and, and, and we could take the alleys.  See, see, see how the roads intersect?  Look, look here; we could split up and meet at the tower."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 21, 2015, 09:15:07 PM
Calien looks over the map then looks over to Fxeni.

"When did White Beard take over the city, would this map still be accurate?" He asked.

"Is it a good idea to spilt up if they are expecting us?" Sakura pondered.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Fxeni on February 21, 2015, 09:44:42 PM
"It's been 5 about years since it was taken over," Fxeni says as he looks at the city through the gate. "There's a few new structures along the way, but otherwise there doesn't seem to be much different. The map should be useful to plan a path."

5 years... Fxeni thinks as he gazes at the city. He hops back onto the Cheval, and looks over at the Water Clones.

"Don't... don't hit any of the residential buildings. The new structures I spoke of seem to be guard towers, those might be good targets to distract," Fxeni said. "Just make sure there's no civilians in them."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 21, 2015, 09:48:01 PM
"Fxeni.....is this place important to you?" Sakura asked. "You've been acting a little weird since we got here."

(I still say we should try the airship too if it's an enemy airship.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Phi on February 21, 2015, 09:51:36 PM
"I personally suggest we stick together," Salem stated, "What point would there be in splitting up, when we'll arrive to our destination, regardless?"

"I don't wanna split up, either," Pema shrunk in her clothes, "Something about this place... makes me uncomfortable."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 21, 2015, 09:52:44 PM
"I agree, there's really no point in this case and it would be dangerous otherwise." Calien nodded.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 21, 2015, 09:55:34 PM
As the Professor watched the group discuss their plans, his master's voice spoke to him.  The dull ache that he had been ignoring immediately flared, and he grabbed his head, shutting his eyes tight.

"No, no, no, no!  Quiet, quiet, quiet!  Get out of my head!"

He pulled his hood over his head and curled into a ball until the voices stopped.  Panting, he opened his eyes and frantically dug through his bag until he found a specific potion.  Uncapping it, he downed a swig.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 21, 2015, 09:56:40 PM
"Oh crap not again!" Calien said in concern as he kneeled down to him.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 22, 2015, 12:20:33 AM
After an excruciating moment, the voices and pain subsided.  The Professor took another swig of the potion, capped it, and put it in his bag.  He unscrewed his canteen and knocked back a few swallows, closed it, and wiped his mouth with the back of his hand. 

Rubbing at his forehead, he panted a bit more and then blinked at Sakura and Calien. "I'm sorry, but, but, but I think, I think I'll be all right n-now.  I think so, yes.  No need, no need to worry."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 22, 2015, 12:24:35 AM
"Are you absolutely sure?" Calien asked seriously "I mean if you're feeling like that now it's only going to get worse for you the further in we get......"
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 22, 2015, 01:25:03 AM
The Professor held Calien in a level gaze. "I will not be left behind."

Taking another swallow from his canteen, he returned his gaze to his map. "Now then, if, if, if splitting up is... unwise, then, then, then might I suggest another course of action?  We don't, we don't want any undue attention d-drawn to us, yes?  Perhaps, perhaps then, perhaps then we, we divide these... doppelgangers into groups.  Draw attention to them, yes?  They take the m-main roads, while we, while we take the back roads and alleys."

He pulled out his spyglass once more and used it to survey what streets he was able to see. "If I had a good vantage point, I could see where the citizens are.  M-might I suggest, might I suggest a scout?  Send one of the d-doppelgangers up on a hill so they can see the town?"
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 22, 2015, 01:28:13 AM
"That was the general idea we were discussing yes, and I think sending scout would be a good first course of action as well." Calien nodded. "We need to find good strike points that the Clones can take advantage of."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Phi on February 22, 2015, 04:25:23 AM
"Hmm, how would we figure out which of those strike points are best?" Pema said while poking her head over the Prof's shoulder and stared at the map.

"There may be homeless people residing in the back alleys, but... I suppose there would be no other way to avoid human contact," Salem noted.

(Personal space? What's that? 8D)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 22, 2015, 04:36:37 AM
"Well Fxeni said the guard towers would be a good place to start but I'm wondering if there are other places to send the Clones." Calien stated "If we send them in say groups of 4 we can have them strike 5 different places.  As for the homeless people, I doubt they would actually cause us trouble.

From my experience they would either ignore us, the guards would ignore them thinking they are crazy people or they would actually try to help us somehow."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Phi on February 22, 2015, 05:07:34 AM
"Well, first things first. We would need to find out how many guard towers there are, before we enact anything, correct?" Salem stated, "Then we can distribute the clones accordingly."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 22, 2015, 05:09:00 AM
"Yes let's see what the Scout reports when she gets back." Calien nodded.

(Let's just say we already sent the Scout.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Phi on February 22, 2015, 07:15:25 AM
Pema, in the meantime, poked the Prof's ears a few times, oddly fascinated by it from this close, "So pointy..." She whispered to herself.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 22, 2015, 07:17:21 AM
(.......We need to get Pema some kind of Pokemon to cuddle........)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Phi on February 22, 2015, 07:19:37 AM
(That we do. XD

Though she does pet Epee, sometimes.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 22, 2015, 07:22:04 AM
(Yeah, I think Sakura left Epee, Yin, and Bianca back the the Dwarven city or something.  Yin and Bianca were left behind at least until we come back.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 22, 2015, 07:31:19 AM
((She can cuddle Prof! 8D))

The Professor's ear flicked a few times with Pema's prodding and he scratched at it.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Phi on February 22, 2015, 07:38:06 AM
(Petting Salem would just be degrading and wouldn't feel pleasant for either of them, so yeah, Pema needs Pokemon! 8D)

Pema giggled as the Prof's ears flicked, "That's so cute!"

She leaned on his shoulder as she examined the map some more.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 22, 2015, 03:39:59 PM
((Going to wait on PB before I post.))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 22, 2015, 06:04:47 PM
(I'm still waiting for Fxeni to answer Sakura's question.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Phi on February 22, 2015, 06:12:26 PM
(I'm waiting for Pema to stumble upon a cute Pokemon.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 22, 2015, 06:13:45 PM
(After we get out of the city, anything in particular you like?)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Fxeni on February 22, 2015, 06:18:17 PM
"Let's just say I have some... history with this place, and leave it at that," Fxeni replied. "Besides, every town or city we've been to so far hasn't exactly ended up in the best of shape. I'd rather not contribute to that any more than we have to."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 22, 2015, 06:25:33 PM
"That's true, hopefully we won't contribute much more, but I don't know how much that White Beard moron gives a damn about this place. Especially if that Albertus fellow and those Masked creeps are here too, and I get the feeling they give less of a damn than him about the lives of others."  Sakura sighed "If they would resort to corrupting innocent animals, bombing Iron Gate, and possessing and killing the Dwarves just to get what they want then I don't have high hopes they would try to minimalize casualties even in their home base. 

So I don't know how much Skull Cove will be unscathed after we're done......I wish we could do more but we don't have enough to get White Beard out of this place at the moment.  We can't even take care of that Breach in the Watch Tower in the Dwarven city without Aya and we can't even help Iron Gate with their promblems either......it's frustrating....."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Fxeni on February 22, 2015, 06:50:35 PM
"Well... let's concentrate on what we can do; getting Aya out of here," Fxeni said, looking up at the citadel in the distance.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 22, 2015, 06:52:52 PM
"Right...." Sakura nodded.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Phi on February 22, 2015, 07:54:49 PM
(After we get out of the city, anything in particular you like?)

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Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 22, 2015, 08:01:37 PM
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Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Phi on February 22, 2015, 08:03:02 PM
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Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 22, 2015, 08:09:25 PM
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Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 22, 2015, 10:16:50 PM
"The town, the town will have to help itself.  Yes, the needs of the m-many... outweigh the needs of the few, but, but, but there are things we cannot do.  We are not all-p-powerfull, much as we like to think we are, and we came here, we came here for one reason; to rescue Aya."

Either not noticing Pema on his shoulder not minding, the Professor looked through his spyglass and consulted his map.  "Now, now, now, our focus, our focus is on the tower.  With sufficient distraction, we should make it unimpeded."

Taking out a compass and a quill, he began to chart a path. "Taking into account recent construction, adding additional blocks, taking a specified route... From here to the tower, if we keep out of sight, we should arrive within..."

Digging through his bag, he produced a small sundial and studied it. "A quarter of the hour."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Protoman Blues on February 22, 2015, 10:29:51 PM
"Amazing the wonders your outside world holds!" Riagan stated as he listened to the Professor's plan. "Now then, when shall we begin this plan of yours?"
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 22, 2015, 10:35:53 PM
"As soon as the Scout comes back and reports on what else they can strike." Calien replied.  "And then we still need to finalize the plan."

"I wish I could say the same thing Riagan, but with the city being enslaved I really can't.  I always wanted to see the sea but I can't enjoy it right now." Sakura sighed "I honestly wish we can find one town that doesn't have something wrong with it."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Fxeni on February 22, 2015, 10:48:27 PM
"In my experience, there's always something wrong... we've just been rather unlucky and have hit bigger problems than the usual fare," Fxeni said.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 22, 2015, 10:50:56 PM
"I guess that's true, even in the forest we had days when food is scarce, particularly in Winter." Sakura sighed "Lots of animals sleep and lots plants don't grow. There's no Snow, never seen it before myself even, but it's still difficult. But we made due even with those hardships."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Phi on February 22, 2015, 11:47:07 PM
(Are we waiting for TENK or something?)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 22, 2015, 11:53:23 PM
((I am yes before I respond to how you decide to react to the situation))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 23, 2015, 12:01:38 AM
(He said you don't have to wait for him.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Phi on February 23, 2015, 12:02:39 AM
(I assumed we were, as you were insisting on waiting for the scout to come back.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 23, 2015, 12:07:36 AM
(He said we can control the Clones, but the thing is I don't know what else is in Skull Cove.  That's why I'm kind of waiting for Blue now.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 23, 2015, 12:43:08 AM
((Alright then))

The party remain near the small woods on the outskirts of Skull Cove awaiting word from the scouts. After an hour or they get word back from the clones. Skull Cove seems abandoned, no sign of human life at all. A ghost town, although there is noise from what seems to be coal mine near the cliff base, possible the citizens are currently working there to fuel White Beard's machines.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 23, 2015, 12:54:58 AM
"...That sounds scary." Sakura stated.

"Fxeni is there any reason for the town to be like this?" Calien asked.

(For clarification they both are referring to the town being empty.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Protoman Blues on February 23, 2015, 03:37:01 AM
"I do not like this." Riagan said while clutching his hammer, ready for battle. "It's too quiet."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 23, 2015, 03:44:27 AM
"Yeah......it's obviously some kind of trap." Sakura nodded. "If it wasn't obvious already."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 23, 2015, 03:58:17 AM
"We, we must, we must be cautious," the Professor rolled up his map and tucked it away.  He rummaged through his bag for his Lightning Powder and put the pouch in a cloak pocket.  Pulling out his Flame Paste, he put that in a different pocket.  He intended to stay toward the middle of the group for protection, but he knew better than to go unarmed.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 23, 2015, 04:14:22 AM
((They heading inside?))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Mr. Haxwell on February 23, 2015, 04:15:30 AM
Toshi - "Again, this is far too inviting." pulling out the katar segment of her Ronginasu no Yari, clenching her fist tightly, as she takes a defensive stance. "Whatever happens, we must stay on our guard."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 23, 2015, 04:15:54 AM
(Nope still camping, I still want to know what can be attacked beside Guard Towers.  That's why the Scout was sent in the first place.  We have enough Clones to get 5 places at once.

We need to send in the Clones then we head in.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 23, 2015, 04:46:50 AM
((Whole town seems abandoned, unless you plan to search all the houses you'll need to head in at some point, also you can't wait around too much given Aya's situation at the moment))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 23, 2015, 04:48:52 AM
(Still the plan was a distraction of some sort.......should we just abandon that idea?)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 23, 2015, 04:51:18 AM
Shouldering his bag, the Professor stood. "If we, if we are to rescue Aya, we should go.  The, the, the longer we wait around, the longer we wait and worry, the worse it will get.  I've learned, I've l-learned long ago that that you can't plan for every eventuality.  We should go."

With that, he started for the gates, his route already planned out with the scout's information.

((If there's no one around, then no one is around until a random encounter.  Those random encounters will be dealt with.))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 23, 2015, 04:54:31 AM
(Okay then. *shrugs*)

"He's right....but be prepared of anything." Calien nodded as he took out his Axe and fingered his Chain Sickle.

"Okay...." Sakura gulped.

(Should we just dispel the Clones?)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 23, 2015, 04:57:40 AM
((Keep them just in case.  Perhaps send out a scout or two along different routes or as advanced parties.  They're not useless; it's just the distraction plan right now would only do the opposite and call attention to the party.  The party is better off hiding in plain sight and just moving out.))

((In other campaigns, I'd suggest making perception rolls and checking for traps, but this one doesn't use dice.  Just be prepared for a random encounter.))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 23, 2015, 04:59:37 AM
(Okay we'll do that.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 23, 2015, 05:19:27 AM
The group head into the city with no resistance at all, soon they are standing in the town square. It's clear the town has not been well kept by White Beard at all, the silence is a little off putting given the size of Skull Cove.

Before the group can decide their next move the clones send warning about movement--movement everywhere. The missing townfolk have been found and the mob is beginning to move in on the party. Suddenly the sound of the gates closing can also be heard behind them back a few streets.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 23, 2015, 05:22:41 AM
"So....now what?" Sakura asked as she had no idea what to do.

"This is not good....." Calien stated.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 23, 2015, 05:25:05 AM
The Professor readied his Lightning Powder. "Might, might I, m-might I suggest that we move and fight?  Our goal is the tower, yes?"

He looked around at the mob, hoping that none of them would trigger the fits he had been suffering lately.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 23, 2015, 05:27:36 AM
"Prof.....these are citizens not enemies." Sakura told him "We can't hurt them."

"But we can blind them if necessary." Calien said as he moved his hand towards one of his pockets "When I give the signal close your eyes."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 23, 2015, 05:31:15 AM
Sakura notices the towns folk are acting the same way the possessed dwarves were. Worse children were among their numbers and all armed to kill the party.

She then hears a giggle "Welcome! You all made it, do you like my new dollies? I wanted to give you all a wonderful party to thank you for the fun back at the mountain! Doll Master says sitting high above the street on the edge of a roof casually her feat swaying.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 23, 2015, 05:33:28 AM
"Should have known you'd be responsible for this, no wonder the place was deserted, your were busy possessing these people!" Sakura hissed.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Phi on February 23, 2015, 05:41:12 AM
"You have no right to do this! Leave these people alone!" Pema pointed her staff at Doll Master.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Dr. Wily II on February 23, 2015, 05:43:39 AM
Bach at Skull Cove Citadel, Albertus had long since returned to his private quarters. He was seated at his evil spinning chair, with a cloaked figure behind him. As he was spinning evilly, Shadow Master appeared before him.

"Ah, Shadow Master. How nice of joo to finally return triumphant... After zeveral failurez..."

"... Thank you Master. I bring news. It seems the rag-tag group have arrived in Skull Cove. Doll Master is currently engaging them in the town square."

"Good... Good... Zhey vill love my zurprize for zhem..."

The cloaked figure nodded, and looked up with glowing red eyes.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 23, 2015, 05:45:49 AM
Doll Master raised her hands and all the citizens stopped waiting on her command. "As an heir to the empire I have all the right to do what I will, and soon the rest of the world will remember why. I do believe that stupid old pirate just returned with the final key too." Doll Master still doesn't order her "dolls" to attack as if expecting a few questions still.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 23, 2015, 05:49:27 AM
"The final key..." the Professor repeated.  Something about that seemed familiar, and as he thought about it, the pain in his head flared.  He shut his eyes and dropped to his knees, holding his head.

"No, no, no, not now, not now!"
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 23, 2015, 06:00:07 AM
"Empire?" Calien asked still clutching the thing in his pocket "This is what you lot have been risking the world over?"
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 23, 2015, 06:08:48 AM
"Please-don't-allow-the-keys to gather!"

The voice of a woman rang through his head, a desperation to her tone.

------------------

Doll Master leaned forward "This world is ours to threaten how we want." Doll Master smirked "You all won't be alive to see it but soon the gods will no longer determine our fate--a world of chaos! It will be so much fun right!?"

Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 23, 2015, 06:18:45 AM
"<Are these the siblings of the Pig Demon or something?  Are they serious?!>" Sakura muttered to herself.

"So you believe a world full of Chaos would be much more entertaining than the world today?" Calien continued waiting for the right time to use his item. "A world full of Monsters and Rotting Lands.  That's your wish?"
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 23, 2015, 06:26:39 AM
"Nothing lasts forever not even Arcadia! Did you know the gods under the "queen's" orders fashioned the chaos into this world? As poisonous and twisted as chaos is it CAN be controlled, and from that chaos something new and interesting can be born." I'm looking forward for this silly joke of a world to get a much needed make over!"
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 23, 2015, 06:29:20 AM
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Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 23, 2015, 06:29:32 AM
"Don't allow the keys to gather...  Don't allow the keys to gather..." The Professor repeated the phrase over and over as the pain gradually cleared.  Soon, he could stand and focus with a clear head.  He looked to Calien, and then to Doll Master.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 23, 2015, 06:35:35 AM
"Your friend is rather mad, or perhaps---

One Key, buried deep below the mountains!
One Key, swallowed by the raging waves!
One Key, protected by the dark goddess sleeping within the last guardian.

Does that ring a bell little hob-goblin?" Doll Master smirked.

((yes go a head, last post after that for me tonight. Gotta work tomorrow morning.))

Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 23, 2015, 06:38:29 AM
(Okay let me just wait until Quickie posts or something.  And I might not post too much tomorrow depending on what they want me to do for Jury Duty.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 23, 2015, 06:41:59 AM
The Professor's eyes widened at both the phrases and at Doll Master's recognition of what he possibly is.  Immediately, his master's voice spoke again, and the pain in his head flared with an intensity that caused him to reel.  He collapsed to his knees, his hands gripping his ears in an attempt to shut out the voices.

"No, no, no, you are not my master, you are not my master!  Get out of my head!  Get out of my head!  Get out of my head!"

((Last post for me, too, as I need to go to bed.  Me tired.  Mabel has a vet appointment tomorrow.))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Phi on February 23, 2015, 06:43:10 AM
"Nothing lasts forever not even Arcadia! Did you know the gods under the "queen's" orders fashioned the chaos into this world? As poisonous and twisted as chaos is it CAN be controlled, and from that chaos something new and interesting can be born." I'm looking forward for this silly joke of a world to get a much needed make over!"


"We won't let that happen!" Pema yelled, "This world belongs to everyone and it's our job to protect it and grow along with it! While it can be... scary, at times, I will never take this life for granted. I love being alive and I love this world."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 23, 2015, 06:45:12 AM
((I'll let everyone else chime in and Sakura to do her post. I'll likely get the next post in after work tomorrow.))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 23, 2015, 06:48:25 AM
(Gotcha, hopefully I can think of something really badass to say by the time I can post it.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Protoman Blues on February 23, 2015, 06:54:04 AM
"I warned you what would happen if you saw me again, demon!" Riagan said. "You shall pay for what you did to my kin and the girl. If I have to go through all of these humans to get to you, THEN I SHALL!!"
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Phi on February 23, 2015, 06:55:29 AM
"Mr. Riagan..." Pema said under her breath, startled.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 23, 2015, 06:59:20 AM
"Ooooh! You are going to slice through all these little children? I think I like you!" Doll Master said with a giggle. "Even if you do somehow stop me and free these people will they thank you after they see your hands covered in the blood of their children?" Doll Master flicks her finger and only the children begin to march forward wielding small knives and rocks.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 23, 2015, 07:05:07 AM
"You know I am quite grateful to the Queen for giving me a second home I can protect.....it would be a shame if I couldn't give it my all to do so!" Calien said as he pulled out something that looked like a Nut "EVERYONE NOW!"

Calien threw down the Nut which exploded causing a blinding flash which stunned everyone except the Party who quickly closed their eyes.

Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 23, 2015, 07:07:24 AM
((Okay now I'm heading to bed I gotta see how people press the advantage here tomorrow.))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Fxeni on February 23, 2015, 09:51:28 AM
During the whole confrontation, Fxeni remained silent. He didn't want to say anything as to not give any advantage to Doll Master, but he had a hard time of it. He glanced at the townsfolk; all were recognized, if a bit changed. Their clothing was ragged and worn, nothing like they were before. Their faces were thin, and their bodies tired. Their eyes were empty, as if their very soul was gone.

His heart sank as he heard Riagan's threat to Doll Master, and her initiative to send the children forward due to it pleased him less still. His mind raced, trying to find a solution that would prevent anyone from getting hurt.

There was none.

As the Deku Nut went off, Fxeni acted quickly. Pressing his feet to the seat of the Cheval, he quickly gathered mana under them and sent himself up into the air, his trajectory aiming right at Doll Master. He pulled out his short spear and grasped it tight with both his hands, aiming it right at her as he descended.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Mr. Haxwell on February 23, 2015, 02:00:04 PM
Opening her eyes she notices Fxeni taking the initiative on Doll Master. But her doubt gives her a bad vibe.

Toshi - "Idiot!" she quickly broke off from the group, ignoring the citizens, who were still stunned from their blindness. "He's gonna get himself killed." Racing towards Fxeni,while rallying some of her water clones, she got the feeling that their enemy is far too powerful take on alone.
 
(I might need Blue's reaction here, before I continue.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 23, 2015, 03:15:52 PM
As Toshi attempted to follow three dolls encountered at the dwarven city spawned in front of her, she'd need to destroy them if she wanted to continue. ((one bruiser and two agile ones))

As Fxeni flew toward Doll Master he noticed her mask had shielded her from it's stunning effect and she was making little effort to move her self out the way. Just as the tip of the cheval would have run her down Doll Master jumped up landing on the chassis of the bike and caught the spear's blade toward her two fingers almost effortless holding his strike back.

"Oh, did I strike a nerve?" She tilts her head mockingly before extending her right hand and hitting Fxeni with a bast of mana not dissimilar to the barrier Aya could conjure with her barrier gauntlet. The physical force sends him flying off Cheval as the bike goes crashing into the second floor of another building. Doll Master lands behind the party seemingly ready to directly take them on, although the mob of children was still heading their way.

((The parties current strength they don't really stand a chance against either Master on their own, so a little team work will be required here if they want to hold her off. Might I recommend focusing on the source of the mind control? She can be fought off you just need to use team work!  8D))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 23, 2015, 04:04:09 PM
(....I think some taunting may be in order.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Phi on February 23, 2015, 04:19:22 PM
Pema dodged a knife swipe from one of the children and ran towards Doll Master, "That's enough! Stop controlling them!"

She conjured a large fireball with her staff.

"P-Pema! Don't just rush in without a plan!" Salem shouted.

"Raargh!" Pema fired it at Doll Master.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 23, 2015, 04:35:03 PM
Sakura looked at how Doll Master effortlessly blasted Fxeni away and got an idea as she dodged the children.

"You know I find it kind of funny that you keep calling us such inferior beings compared to you and yet you rely on such inferior beings to fight for you." Sakura said nonchalantly.  "Kind of contradictory ain't it?"
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Mr. Haxwell on February 23, 2015, 05:35:04 PM
Toshi - "Damn it!" she came to a full stop, as she and her clones pulling out their staff segments quickly assembling their spears "I can't believe I fell for that."

Riyalie - "Toshi, wait!" she appeared as two of the small dolls charged at Toshi.

Toshi - "What is it?" she parries the front doll's attack while kicking the other, sneaking form behind, back. "I'm a little busy here." the huge doll brute closing in, hammering its fists at her, as she quickly evades to the one side, while it slams the ground sending a shockwave, causing Toshi and her clones to stagger a little.

Riyalie - "But... "

Toshi - "I can't..." she jumps up, dodging a low slash, while spinkicking the other, while attempting to slash the front attacker as it parried the counter-attack. However the strength of Toshi's blow sent the doll flying. "... I need to get these guys off me first."

Riyalie - "Okay..." she vanishes leaving Toshi to her thing.

Meanwhile, the doll brute tries to pursue, Toshi; but it was interrupted by...

WC Toshi #1 - "Suiton: Teppōdama!" a sphere of water slams a gaping hole to the side of the brute's head. "Hey ugly! Over here!" one of the clones shouted, diverting the brute's attention away from Toshi. It swings its fist at the one clone, but...

WC Toshi #2 - "Gotcha!" the brute gets stabbed in the back, by another clone; reeling it back a bit, while trying to shrug the clone off its back.

The third clone, uses this opportunity, as it forms a tiger handsign, while the brute manages to swat the clone on its back into a nearby wall, causing it pop like a water balloon.

WC Toshi #3 - "Suiton: Mizu Kamikiri!" a jet of water cuts through the ground towards the brute, splitting it in half.

(I'm going to wait on Blue first, before finishing off the two remaining dolls.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 23, 2015, 10:00:14 PM
Unnoticed by the group, the Professor's painful reeling had sent him out of the crowd and down the road.  He was simultaneously trying to escape the voice in his head, as well as follow it.  His vision was blurry from the Deku Nut explosion and he didn't quite see where he was going.

"You have to get the keys.  Get them together.  You're the only one who can do this!  You want to bring me back, don't you?"

"You're not my master!  Get out of my head!"

The Professor leaned heavily against a low stone wall, panting.  The pain wouldn't stop. 
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 23, 2015, 10:09:24 PM
"Tch!" Doll Master hissed as she dodged to the side to avoid Pema's fire ball (which leaves a rather large hole in the building behind her). "You want me to slaughter you with my own bare hands I am willing to oblige you filthy half-breed!" Her voice lost it's composure at Sakura's taunt but it had the negative effect of drawing all Doll's ire and spite at Sakura herself.

Doll Master raised her hand a wire of mana string shot from her fingers and wrapped themselves around Sakura's neck, she managed to get her hand in the way but she still felt the oxygen and mana being squeezed out of her as Doll Master motioned her hand tightening the grip. "I don't need any dolls to kill you!" She screams again.

((That being said she has to be on the ground to choke Sakura AND control her puppets. Also TENK go ahead and finish them off))

--------------------

As the professor's head splits with pain he notices the green haired women again, her ghostly form kneels before the professor and wraps her arms around him. Suddenly the pain begins to receed again and she vanishes. "It attempts to confuse and manipulate, be strong little one! The last guardian is counting on you." He hears as she vanished from his sight.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 23, 2015, 10:15:06 PM
(So wait is she on the ground now?)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 23, 2015, 10:20:10 PM
((Doll Master jumped behind the group after knocking Fxeni away, and now Sakura is choking! So much pressure!  8D ))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 23, 2015, 10:23:55 PM
(Yeah but what about Calien......)

While Sakura was chocking, Doll Master completely forgot that Calien completely disappeared when the Deku Nut flash disapated and she was caught unawares when he suddenly cleaved her with a flaming Axe.

(There was a reason I wasn't writing for Calien. 8D)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 23, 2015, 10:32:53 PM
Doll Master screeched out in pain Calien's attack slashed at her back not enough to kill but enough to cause a nasty gash and break her concentration freeing the citizens from her control AND Sakura from being choked to death. She fell forward to her knee trembling in pain.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 23, 2015, 10:42:16 PM
Sakura fell to her knees as she took in as much air as she could when she could breath again.

"How's that......for some 'filthy half breed'." Sakura said as Calien put his Axe at Doll Master's neck.  Even though Sakura getting Doll Master's attention was part of an unspoken plan Calien was not in the mood to be merciful to someone who was willing to suffocate his daughter or use innocent people to fight them.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 23, 2015, 10:48:34 PM
((So what post is meant to happen first, did Riagan smack her after Calien attacked?))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Protoman Blues on February 23, 2015, 10:52:17 PM
(Oh nevermind. I missed a post. Haha, I'll delete it)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 23, 2015, 10:53:40 PM
(Yeah sorry about that one. -u-')
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 23, 2015, 10:55:46 PM
((I'll wait for the retcon before I post XD))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 23, 2015, 10:57:11 PM
(I wouldn't have minded having Riagan attack her while she was down though and then have Calien walk over and put his Axe to her neck.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Protoman Blues on February 23, 2015, 10:58:22 PM
((I'll wait for the retcon before I post XD))

(It's gone. You may proceed)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 23, 2015, 11:03:33 PM
(Up to you, I feel Riagan should do or say something given his hatred for her though.))

Doll Masker looked up to the group with the Axe blade at her throat, she giggles slightly. "Heh--heh, you think this changes anything? We win either way! The three keys are already ours and you'll never reach the top before we're ready. My master will walk this world again and you shall all die twisting in the chaos!" A little blood drips from below her mask as she coughs up some.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Protoman Blues on February 23, 2015, 11:21:30 PM
Riagan walks behind Doll Master, axe still at her throat. Calien notices and removed the axe while Riagan swings his sledgehammer square towards her head. The hammer impacts hard against Doll Master's skull, crushing it against a wall with one blow. Riagan looks down at the impacted carcass and spits on it.

"One down. One to go!" he stats as he walks past Calien.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 23, 2015, 11:25:09 PM
There isn't much left of her head from the impact it isn't a very pleasant sight. The citizens all look at one another in confusion as if they had just been snapped out of a deep sleep. "W-what happened?" a few of them say nearly at once.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 23, 2015, 11:28:58 PM
"Agreed." Calien nodded as he walked over to Sakura. "Are you okay?"

"Yeah....sorry for scaring you like that, I felt getting her so pissed at me that she would only focus on me was the only way for you to get an opening to attack her and free these people." Sakura said as she started to recover.

"I know....I'm sorry I put you in such a situation." Calien sighed.

"We shouldn't worry about that now, we need to hurry up to get those Keys and Aya." Sakura stated as she looked towards the Towns People "You need to get out of here now, it's too dangerous here!"
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Fxeni on February 23, 2015, 11:34:37 PM
Fxeni got up slowly, leaning against the building as he pushed himself up with his legs. His left arm dangled a bit loosely as he leaned against his right arm.

"Lovely..." he muttered under his breath as he looked at it. He grunted in pain as he smacked his shoulder against the wall, setting his arm back in place. He let out some strained grunts as he picked up his spear and made it disappear, then quietly walked into the building where the Cheval landed.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 23, 2015, 11:36:10 PM
"Tch!" Doll Master hissed as she dodged to the side to avoid Pema's fire ball (which leaves a rather large hole in the building behind her). "You want me to slaughter you with my own bare hands I am willing to oblige you filthy half-breed!" Her voice lost it's composure at Sakura's taunt but it had the negative effect of drawing all Doll's ire and spite at Sakura herself.

Doll Master raised her hand a wire of mana string shot from her fingers and wrapped themselves around Sakura's neck, she managed to get her hand in the way but she still felt the oxygen and mana being squeezed out of her as Doll Master motioned her hand tightening the grip. "I don't need any dolls to kill you!" She screams again.

((That being said she has to be on the ground to choke Sakura AND control her puppets. Also TENK go ahead and finish them off))

--------------------

As the professor's head splits with pain he notices the green haired women again, her ghostly form kneels before the professor and wraps her arms around him. Suddenly the pain begins to receed again and she vanishes. "It attempts to confuse and manipulate, be strong little one! The last guardian is counting on you." He hears as she vanished from his sight.

"Counting on me... the last guardian is counting on me..."

Panting, he stood and continued toward the tower.  The pain in his head had subsided enough for him to think clearly.  Seeing that the rest of the party were dealing with the hostiles without too much trouble, the Professor decided to continue his trek.

"I have to... I have to save her... save the last guardian..."

((Sorry, had dinner.))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 23, 2015, 11:41:08 PM
Calien winced when he heard Fxeni smack his shoulder against the wall to get his arm in proper alignment again.

"Fxeni are you okay?" Calien shouted.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Fxeni on February 23, 2015, 11:43:35 PM
"I've had worse..." Fxeni called back out before heading up the nearby staircase.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 23, 2015, 11:48:24 PM
Without townsfolk attacking the professor manages to wander down the streets toward the cliff side on his own without incident, soon he's in front of an open gate. Examining the floor the doors were opened recently. Perhaps another trap, or perhaps they did not expect Doll Master to fail.

Fxeni finds the cheval on top of a crushed bed, some kid may be quite annoyed with him for crushing her teddy bear. Now how he plans to get it back to ground level is another matter.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 23, 2015, 11:51:11 PM
(......Pop a wheelie?)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 24, 2015, 12:01:21 AM
Cautiously, the Professor ventured into the building, his steps light.  He dug in his bag and pulled out a pocket torch.  Ripping the top off, he held it before him.  In a pinch, it would make a decent weapon for close combat.

"The Guardian... she m-must be in here..."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Fxeni on February 24, 2015, 12:02:18 AM
(Poppin' a wheelie 8D)

Fxeni gets on the Cheval and backs it up. He turns the Cheval around while looking at the room. He sighs as he looks at the opening in the wall.

"Everyone out of the way!" he yells out as he revs the Cheval a few times to make his intentions clear. After a few moments he revs it up one more time. "Here goes nothing..."

He accelerates suddenly, driving towards the hole. He lifts the front part of the Cheval up into the air, letting a burst of mana out that cuts through the bottom part of the wall that was blocking his exit. As he careens through the air he looks down below and aims the Cheval away from everyone possible. He lands roughly on the ground and spins his machine in place, swerving to a stop next to a group of villagers.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 24, 2015, 12:04:48 AM
".......I'm convinced that thing is indestructible and I want to make one someday." Sakura remarked.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 24, 2015, 12:06:45 AM
The Professor finds a staircase leading upwards on the right side, as he climbs the spiral staircase he begins to notice a faint light grow until he steps out onto the top of one of the Citadel's towers. Near by is another large gate leading into the building proper and likely where the Omni-Gem was being held.

((Going to wait and see what Alberto does since this is near his area of the fortress and I'll let him decide what happens. Till then feel free to explore and look for a way in.))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Phi on February 24, 2015, 12:16:01 AM
Pema peers over at Doll Master's remains.

"Pema, don't look!" Salem stated firmly.

"Y-Yeah, I know..." She furrowed her brows and let out a tired sigh. She looks over at Riagan; a mere glance in his direction caused a chill to go up her spine.

"What's wrong?" Salem asked.

"... It's nothing," She said in a soft, distant tone, focusing her attention back to Fxeni.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Fxeni on February 24, 2015, 12:28:51 AM
Fxeni looks around at the villagers, wondering if anyone recognized him. None did however; all he saw in their faces was weariness, both physical and mental. Probably for the best... he thought to himself as he looked around. He catches a glimpse of Pema glancing uneasily at Doll Master's remains, then at Riagan. He sighs as he gets off the Cheval.

"Let's clean up this mess, shall we? These villagers seem traumatized enough without this splashed all over the place," Fxeni says as he walks over to Doll Master's remains. He speaks quietly to himself as a red rune circle appears below him, followed by Doll Master's remains suddenly engulfing in flames.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 24, 2015, 12:35:22 AM
Calien looks at Pema who seemed to have trouble even glancing at Riagan.

"Riagan......you have a lot to learn about our customs........." He thought to himself.  He thought perhaps he or Sakura should talk to him later when this was all over.

Sakura glanced over at Fxeni still wondering about how he was acting when he got here.

"Could this place......be Fxeni's home?" Sakura thought and figured she should ask again when they got Aya back.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Protoman Blues on February 24, 2015, 12:36:47 AM
"I was gonna suggest we bring the carcass with us to show the demon's cohorts what's in store for them." Riagan told Fxeni.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 24, 2015, 12:38:27 AM
((I'd imagine you get to see Mask Master lose his [parasitic bomb] if you did that  8D))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 24, 2015, 12:39:50 AM
".....I think that would be to our disadvantage.......they would smell us coming a mile away." Sakura sighed.

"He has a lot to learn." Calien thought almost wanting to face palm as he felt pity toward Riagan and hoped Fxeni or Pema didn't lash out at him.

(Poor Riagan. -u-')
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Fxeni on February 24, 2015, 12:43:47 AM
"Oh, they don't need to see this to find that out," Fxeni said as he glanced over at the villagers. "We should probably get going to... educate them, actually. Let's all- wait, where's the Prof?"
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 24, 2015, 12:46:18 AM
Calien and Sakura looked all around seeing if they could find the tiny Hob Goblin.

"Crap......he must have went into the citadel!" Calien cursed.

"No......he's going to get himself in trouble!" Sakura shouted.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Protoman Blues on February 24, 2015, 12:47:00 AM
"Ha. You act as if I DON'T want them to know I'm coming to kill them..." Riagan snidely said as he looked at Sakura while walking towards Fxeni, putting his blood stained sledgehammer on his shoulder. "Now you...I like the way you think."

(Geez you respond fast.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 24, 2015, 12:50:28 AM
(Hmm I hope we won't have the same problem like that one part in Pokemon RP.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 24, 2015, 12:55:49 AM
((Speaking fast updates, want to let Wily catch up before the party moves forward.))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 24, 2015, 12:56:25 AM
(Yeah definitely.)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Phi on February 24, 2015, 01:09:25 AM
Pema stayed silent throughout their conversation, gazing at the bright flames of Doll Master's remains.

"Sick..." Pema mumbled.

"Huh? What was that?" Salem asked.

"All these bad people like that lady with the mask... it's an illness, right? It's... It's a sickness. They want to destroy, and they don't care if- if everyone else gets hurt in the process..."

"Yeah, I suppose you could say it's a sickness..." He said with a trailing voice.

Pema looked at Salem for a moment before responding, "That means they can be cured... doesn't it? This terrible sickness. They can't see reason or find happiness..."

"For some, they can be 'cured'. Others... well, I'm afraid there as those who are too far gone for any sort of redemption."

She stared at the ground, "Oh..."

(Their conversation is clearly audible, by the way. It's not private or anything, so if anyone wants to give their two cents, by all means...)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 24, 2015, 01:25:24 AM
(Why Peam why?! O^O)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Dr. Wily II on February 24, 2015, 01:28:06 AM
(... That was squishy. X_X)

While the Professor was still taking in his new surroundings, a shadowy figure appeared before him.

"We have been expecting you, Professor."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 24, 2015, 01:31:58 AM
"M-me?  Oh, oh, I'm sure, I'm sure you have..." The Professor handled his pouch of Lightning Powder with one hand and rubbed the back of his neck with the other. 

He looked around and tried to ignore the pain brewing in his head.  He didn't need a fit to overtake him now. He needed to concentrate.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 24, 2015, 01:34:46 AM
(... That was squishy. X_X)
(It was either that or she would have been beheaded........)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Dr. Wily II on February 24, 2015, 01:40:16 AM
(... Comparing beheading, and squish... I choose beheading. XD)

"Feisty aren't you. However, I'm not here for a fight. My master would like a word with you. I hope you would comply..."

The figure suddenly disappeared from the Professor's sight, and then suddenly reappeared behind him, a Shadow Blade lightly jabbing into the Professor's back.

"... Cleaning up would be a pain after all."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 24, 2015, 01:50:42 AM
The Professor put his Lightning Powder back in his pocket and nodded meekly.  He had capped and stowed his torch before he arrived, so he was unarmed, save for the powder. 

The pain began to gnaw at the front of his skull and he shut his eyes and rubbed his forehead long enough to get the pain to subside enough for him to think.

"Your... you m-master... Who are they?"
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Dr. Wily II on February 24, 2015, 01:57:32 AM
"You will meet him soon enough."

Shadow Master grabbed onto the Professor by his right arm, and the two disappeared. When the Professor regained his bearings, he was in a large cavern, and right in the middle... Is a huge gem. And in front of the gem, were two cloaked figures, one was slightly shorter than the other. Shadow Master then appeared beside the taller cloaked figure.

"Zo gud to finally meet joo... I hoped Shadow has been... Gentle on joo..."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 24, 2015, 02:21:24 AM
The Professor's eyes went to the Gem in the middle of the cavern.  He recognized it instantly, as it had been detailed in his studies of the Precursors.  Though, as he gazed upon it, his master's voice spoke to him and the pain flared once more.

He dropped to his knees and covered his ears in an attempt to shut out the voices. "No, no, no, you are not my master!  You are not my master!"

After a moment, the pain subsided enough for him to lift his head.  Of all the times for that fit to happen!
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Dr. Wily II on February 24, 2015, 02:25:07 AM
By this time, the taller cloaked figure was already standing in front if the Professor.

"Ah... Zo gud for joo to be bowing before me... Joo vill prove to be a very valuable ally..."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 24, 2015, 02:48:16 AM
(Please blast him with Lightning, please blast him with Lightning!)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 24, 2015, 02:55:05 AM
The Professor got to his feet and held Albertus in his gaze.  "You are not my master, and I will not bow to you!"

He stepped forward and prepared to grab his Lightning Powder.  However, the brace on his left foot got caught on his robe and pulled it taut.  He lost his balance and pitched forward, arms flailing.  To keep from hitting the floor, he grabbed Albertus for stability, except due to his short height, he firmly grabbed the man's hips and buttocks.

Realizing what he had just done, his face deepened in embarrassment, and he stood and stepped backward. "I, I, I'm quite terribly sorry... My balance, my balance... it's n-not very good..."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 24, 2015, 02:56:48 AM
(Brilliant! XD)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 24, 2015, 03:00:40 AM
((Nothing kills evil moments more than surprise groping!  8D ))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Dr. Wily II on February 24, 2015, 03:02:43 AM
(... I'm very tempted here. XD)

The cloaked figure reeled in sheer shock at what had just transpired, his hood flipped back, revealing the face of an adult male, around his late 30s, looking very distraught. His bushy moustache twitched uncontrollably.

"HOW DARE JOO! HOW DARE JOO TOUCH THE GREAT ALBERTUS THE WILEY IN ZUCH A LEWD MANNER!?"

Shadow has his mouth open agape, while the other cloaked figure seemingly giggled.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 24, 2015, 03:04:45 AM
((Albertus complains about being Lewd?  8D ))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 24, 2015, 03:07:31 AM
"Most sincere apologies... My balance, my balance is rather p-poor, yes?" The Professor shrank in his own robes and took another step backward.  Albertus's accent was quite thick and it made him difficult to understand.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Dr. Wily II on February 24, 2015, 03:14:31 AM
(Only he is allowed to do lewd things in his world. 8D)

Albertus quickly readjusted himself, just as the other cloaked figure approached him, placing a hand on his right shoulder, and seemingly striking a pose under the cloak.

"I vould have joo hanged! However... Joo know a lot about ze Precurzorz... I need zuch information... Zo zhat I can rule thiz vorld! I need to know more about ze three keyz!"
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 24, 2015, 03:22:15 AM
The Professor swallowed thickly.  He didn't understand much of what Albertus said due to the cavern's acoustics and the man's thick accent, but he was able to figure out the context.  The three keys...

"The three keys.  You know about those.  Bring those together and you can bring me back!"

The pain in his head flared and he reeled forward a few steps before he collapsed to his hands and knees.  Gritting his teeth, he tried to force the voice out of his head. "You are not my master!  Stop it!  Get out of my head!  Get out of my head!"
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 24, 2015, 03:28:46 AM
"Focus, do not pay attention to that pretender! You must save the last guardian!" The woman's voice rang in his head again helping stop the pain.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Dr. Wily II on February 24, 2015, 03:39:11 AM
Seeing the Professor reeling in pain, Albertus smirked.

"Lookz like joo are in terrible pain... Give me ze information, and I vill make ze pain go away..."

The other cloaked figure giggled at the Professor.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 24, 2015, 03:42:49 AM
The Professor shook his head as the pain cleared. "No.  No... I... I have to save her..."

Pulling out his pouch of Lightning Powder, he rubbed it between his palms and fired a charge at the other cloaked figure.  The charge wasn't enough to hurt anyone, but it provided a sizable flash and enough noise to serve as a distraction.

With that distraction, he got to his feet and hobbled toward the other end of the cavern in an attempt to find some means of escape.
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Dr. Wily II on February 24, 2015, 03:52:14 AM
Both Albertus and the other cloaked figure screamed at the sudden flashbang, and were momentarily blinded. Shadow Master on the other hand, wasn't close to that, and immediately appeared before the Professor, blocking his path.

"You are not going anyway. Lest you can defeat me in battle!"
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 24, 2015, 04:07:50 AM
Remembering how Aya looked after a battle with this Shadow Master, the Professor wisely realized that he didn't stand a chance.  He could try, but he was frail and weak with a lame leg, and the outcome would most likely end the same way; with him being forced to work for this Albertus person.

He would have to find another way.  If he could buy enough time, the rest of the party would find their way to the tower.  He could stall until he figured out how to slip out of sight.  There were many other possibilities, but fighting was not one of them. 

Giving in, the Professor bowed his head. "What, what do you want from m-me?"
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Dr. Wily II on February 24, 2015, 04:14:20 AM
Albertus was still flailing around blind, while the cloaked figure was just playing along with Albertus. Shadow Master just stared.

"Just like my Master said, information on the three keys."
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 24, 2015, 04:19:06 AM
((all the professor would know is according to data he's managed to gather is: The keys are sort of magic key designed to open some sort of seal. They only work if all three are brought together, they are mentioned in several legends warning of disaster should they be gathered.))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Quickman on February 24, 2015, 04:31:44 AM
"Well, well, well, you see... I m-may, I may have some information, yes," the Professor nodded and turned back to Albertus.  His hands went to his bag, but stopped.  He didn't want to lead Shadow Master to think that he was going for a weapon.  However, he had reorganized the items inside so that he had ready access to explosives and Flame Paste, in the event that he would need to defend himself.

"But, but, but you see, you see, this, this isn't a place conducive to intense study.  I can't, I can't hear very well, and I'm afraid that I might miss things, yes?  Might, might I suggest we... retire to somewhere with less echo?"
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Sakura Leic on February 24, 2015, 04:40:14 AM
(So how should the rest of the party proceed?)
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Blue Valkyrie on February 24, 2015, 04:43:52 AM
(Up to you, do you all try to proceed or talk to the freed slaves?))
Title: Re: The Mana-Verse
Post by: Dr. Wily II on February 24, 2015, 04:44:25 AM
Albertus rubbed his eyes, as his vision