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Joakim Byström

As I get to the wall I have no time to catch my breath, I quickly turn and attempt to get a good view of what’s going on. There is a flurry of bullets that spiral across my vision in a beautiful and brutal spectacle of sparks and the scraping of metal. Archangel spins quickly, bashing away the bullets, but fails to protect himself from the explosions that put him off guard, undamaged, but needing the time to recover from the blasts and solidify his stance.

The salvo of missiles doesn’t seem to have done as much as it was intended but it had done enough. I look on in awe as I see the dreadful events unfolding before me.
I scream internally.
YOU HAVE TO DODGE THIS ARC!”

But I fear his reaction is too late. I was too late.

Whilst I was running from danger I should have instead been arc’s eyes and ears. Our teamwork wasn’t solid enough, I should have seen it coming sooner. I recognised Therean’s speed form activating, and I recognised the trajectory of the beast too late.

As the dragon unleashes another, smaller salvo of missiles from it’s deadly descent, Therean artfully dodges the oncoming assault, leaving nothing between the flat footed Archangel and the direct attack of the monstrosity’s weighty claws.

I see a flash of sparks as the sound of rending metal fills my ears, the talons of the Dracolich driving themselves deep into Archangel’s chassis and exposing it’s volatile core. It immediately identifies the weak spot. The metallic dragon breathes Arc’s final requiem in the form of concentrated heat and light, slashing through Arc’s core immediately, and as the halo above his head explodes in a shower of light, the last thing I see is Arc’s inanimate plates collapsing against the metal as I am teleported from the dungeon.

Full of both anger with myself, disappointment about Arc’s skills, and my own lack of teamwork, I slam my fists against the wall of the teleporter room, sweat from the heat and furiosity of the battle still lingering on my skin.

Archangel

As I spin the core’s vision is disrupted, and I begin relying on my halo for vision solely, and this is also obstructed by my own plates. The projectiles launched from the dragon clash against the plates at an angle, being deflected, but the missiles don’t go quite that well. The force from the blast does no serious damage, but it’s enough to put me off guard and obscure my vision from my halo. I hear cannon-fire, missiles exploding nearby, and it’s clear that the Dracolich is trying all of our concentrations. I try to regain my bearings-
“-… DODGE THIS ARC!”
-The warning came as the roar of the explosions had died, but too late, and the shadow preceded the descent of the dragon. It was coming straight at Therean, but he was clearly evading the attack. That left me in the wake of the beast’s assault.

I hear the scrape of it’s claws against my chest cavity.
The pain, as my steel is being pulled apart by it’s colossal grip.
I desperately clamour to force my chassis closed by slamming all my plates against the claws in a desperate last attempt, more sparks fly into the air as metal scraps fly from our bodies.
The gap closes slightly, but the Dracolich had already identified my weakness.
A quick, devastating lazer with pinpoint accuracy, incinerating my core…

And as the dungeon fades, into the blackness I descend, I begin to recuperate my energy following a sorry defeat.

 
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Archangel

The single act that actually helped me in the formation of my defenses was the act of creating a thicker centre to my defense which split the flames, that alone melted mostly my plates and protected my core, but many of my plates are much thinner now, resulting in a growing pool of molten steel at my feet, and as the flames subside I hear gunshots and immediately begin spinning, I know the sound of machineguns could not have been produced by my allies, and I’ve got no time to check who they are due for. I enter Whirling Defenses, hoping to deflect projectiles that may be on course to me, and Therean’s defensive form is no doubt strong enough to withstand those kinds of forces. I just hope other people are able to at least dodge them.

Joakim Byström

Shit.

I’m glad he deflected the most of that flame but this is still hot as hell. I suddenly see something flowing towards me, and upon realization that this is coming from Arc I shoot to my feet and scrabble quickly away from the metallic substance. This dragon means business.

He suddenly starts to rotate, flicking the molten metal back at me. “God dammit Arc, Where should I go?”

“Our opponent seems to favor attacks that aim towards entities, for obvious reasons, so I think you can just stay away from danger by avoiding the vicinity around us for now.”

Taking Arc’s advice I quickly start to sprint for the edge of the arena.

 
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Joakim Byström

I see the creature begins to charge some sort of attack, and as it opens it’s colossal jaw I quickly communicate with Archangel. “Take it, Arc!”

I dive towards the floor as the jet of flames soars towards us, hoping to avoid most of the residual heat, and also hoping that Archangel will be able to take such intense heats. I guess it’s just down to him.

“Rodger that.” The monotonous metallic rattle responds, as Archangel begins to morph in shape.
Moving in front of as many of our allies as possible, Archangel becomes a kind of bulwark himself, forming his plates into a sort of blast shield, thickest at the middle to make sure to protect the core from the heat at least, and as fast as possible summons a shield of whatever he first thought of, which was mud, covering the frontside of his plates. This is going to hurt…

 
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Archangel

Seeing that the ghost is moving towards my rear, I decide to begin moving my plates in a spiral movement, hoping to both deflect any attacks I might receive from the front or to the peephole created for the core’s vision, and also to build up some momentum to begin a spin based attack, like storm. Since I’ve gotten their attention for now I’ll leave the other opponents to my allies and can stop observing Fury for a moment.

The storm attack should use metal dust and filings, rather than sand, due to the current environment. This time I will enchant the sharpened edges of my plates as they spin, now that I know the ghosts have a high physical resistance I will have to use a more magical approach.

 
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Judgement

The first thing I do upon entrance is verify my position and the positions of others, then I notice the entrance of our opponents. I transform, briefly raining light over the room illuminating the various metallic substances with a shine that almost filled the room with luminescence.

Archangel

So this is our escort target, and these guys must be for elimination, I must make sure to keep the enemies locked in combat so that our allies can fight. The slimes look particularly slow, and don’t seem to have that large a range of influence either. Several of our allies also seem to be targeting them. Then I decide to engage the flaming spirits.

Making sure to keep a small gap in the back of my plate so that I can view the escortee with my core, I take one heavy step at the end of my charge, bringing my greatsword around in a devastating arc en-route to the flame spirits and throwing the weight of my upper body and shoulders straight into the swing as I stop moving, transferring my momentum into the strike. I do not use much of my enhancing magic on the blade, no need to waste too much energy yet, better to test their durability with one weaker strike to gauge how much power I need to defeat them and hence saving energy in the long run. Overkill in an extended dungeon like this will only weaken me for the boss.

 
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Joakim Byström

I make my way towards the agreed meeting place, Arc already had gone ahead of me as I was finishing up with my equipment in the Training Room I quicken my pace in order to not keep anybody waiting too long. I mull over the moments of contemplation I had previously enjoyed in the Healing Room, having wondered over the future forms of what my entities could take, I begun to have a feeling rise from the very depths of myself that was new and bizarre to me. Something like a genuine sort of curiosity for the first time on this earth. When I pinpointed this emotion I pondered over what meaning I could gather from analyzing my full array of Entities with their different aspects of my soul imprinted. I felt as if I had embarked on some kind of trial, with standing at the end of that trial, a sort of reward, or solution for me, for all of my problems with myself I can solve them. If I just had the elements of my being before me to interact with I could piece together the puzzle which is my shattered personality. I have a drive to discover my real self in a way that could only be done by destroying my competition and becoming the strongest. I have to become the strongest and achieve as many entities as I can, in order to fix myself from the inside outwards, because I have no idea what I want from life as I am now.

As I arrive in the Teleporter Room in a daze, I am instantly assailed by the image of a man that has a stunning sort of presence, and I instantly snapped wide awake. I’ve seen around the place before, but now with Arcady bringing him into the forefront of my vision I instantly find myself appraising this man. I judge him by his looks and how he carries himself at first, the sort of person I generally stopped seeing after I left school, the one who got bullied for sitting around talking about dragons when they other kids were talking about cool topics. Of course, for the most part I was never into either cool stuff or nerdy stuff, with myself being a canvas on which I sketched whatever I thought people wanted to see, and made sure everyone around me was having fun in order to be accepted.

I couldn’t help but feel a little something rotten when I caught this man in my sights, not unlike contempt. Something close anyway, but maybe closer to simply them being a loathsome existence in general. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not like I hate fat guys or something. He represents something I could never have done, which was being myself. Generally speaking anybody who could be themselves to the extent that this breed of human could, ended up being happier in the long run than myself could ever be. Even if they felt pathetic or lacked self confident, in the end they were probably happy with who they were. That really somehow pisses me off. That’s a place I have no confidence in reaching as I am now.

SIR MAYBE YOU SHOULD KEEP YOUR DISTURBING INTERNAL MONOLOGUES SHORT AT LEAST, PEOPLE ARE WAITING FOR YOU.

And after realization dawns that I’ve been doing nothing but standing here judging this man with a mean look on my face, I then discover that they have begun staring back at me at the same time, as I, myself, stood in the doorway glaring at people. It’s not the best habit for making friends, and it seems to have developed more over the last year or so as a sort of mechanism for keeping people away from me, that disapproving glare having done much “work” for me as of late.

I approach the two and cover for my entrance, and because it’s a half truth, I phrase it as:

“Sorry, people often say I have a mean glare but I don’t mean ill. Name’s Joki, and this colossal penguin who has my back here is Arc. So what’s this, are we a triad now?”

It’s not like I was lying, people often say I have a nasty expression.

Even if it is a completely sincere expression of hatred.

But for now let’s imply the contrary.

I AM SO VERY GLAD THAT I HAVE BEEN BORN FROM SUCH A LONELY AND PATHETIC EXISTENCE, HOW LONG ARE YOU GOING TO CLING TO THIS MASK, SIR. MAYBE SOME CORRECTION IS IN ORDER? Arc playfully threatens me, hoping his mock-serious attitude would help to get over my irritation.

I sigh at the sight, though nobody can stay angry with this lump of metal around.

But of course he knows, after all, he’s been part of me this whole time.

Before I know it I’m back to this damn facade again. That being said, if I’m going to let loose it isn’t easy to just ‘be myself’ to people if it involves insulting them to their face, for the sake of amicable collaboration of course. All this pretending really does piss me off though, but it’s been four years now so it’s just natural at this point.

 
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Joakim (can’t bystrom properly on mobile)

“Well then let’s go enter the Doom Engine I guess, because that sounds like it will be fun, and definitely not painful at all. "

(such short post, I’m doing this in my mobile cause I’m on the way to places by train station. I’ll definitely be able to post properly tomorrow, but maybe tonight.)

 
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[Gimme a second to update my previous post, to take into account you leaving the dining room.]

Joakim Byström

After another few kilometers on the running machines I return to the Healing Pool, exhausted yet again. I let myself become immersed in the sensation of melting away in the liquid, and this time after a few minutes I accidentally fall asleep. I awaken with a jolt, to the sound of a voice. I quickly turn my head right, then left to see Arcady and Egiool have become present whilst I drowsed off.

“Oh, uh, hey yeah, uh, what was it you were saying?” I vaguely remember sending Arc off to speak to people about dungeons and suchlike but I half forgot about it during my run. It must be about this. “Oh so you’re here about the Dungeon stuff right. Arc was excited about testing the dungeons, I think he wanted to try out the Doom Engine or Euthanatos but I have no idea about that stuff so I just leave it to him. If you’re interested, you feel like teaming up for it?”

 
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Originally posted by thenewampkit:

Eric
Eric gets up, and follows William to the teleportation chamber – he certainly was powerful enough, and the idea of another Entity was thrilling.

Viper
Landing on the cleaner button, Viper answers the metal hunk. “William. How about your name, then?”

[I’m fairly sure Viper heard it when he said it in the cafeteria but I’ll just assume he wasn’t paying attention or something.]

Judgement

“I AM NAMED JUDGEMENT, OR ARCHANGEL. THANK YOU FOR THE INFORMATION, AND GOOD LUCK WITH YOUR MISSION.”

I move back into the food ingestion area and approach other three participants remaining at the table. Now that quite a few people have left the premises in order to participate in the survival round, and Arcady leaving in the direction of the Healing Room, I re-state my objective. More people have arrived since before so I will also reintroduce myself to those present.

Clank, Clank, Clank

GOOD MORNING, SIR HAS SENT ME ON HIS BEHALF TO ENGAGE IN CONVERSATION WITH THE OTHER PARTICIPANTS OF THIS PROJECT, IN REGARDS TO PARTICIPATION IN A DUNGEONSURVIVAL ROUND”. MY NAME IS JUDGEMENT, AND SIR’S NAME IS JOAKIM BYSTRÖM, THOUGH HE SEEMS TO PREFER THE SHORTENED JOKI, FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO WERE NOT PRESENT WHEN I PREVIOUSLY INTRODUCED US. HE MAY BE SLIGHTLY ABRASIVE, BUT DO TRY TO GET ALONG WITH HIM, HE MEANS WELL. THAT BEING SAID, IN REGARDS TO MY BUSINESS HERE, I HAVE BEEN REQUESTED TO FIND A SUITABLE TEAM FOR DUNGEONEERING, AND I WAS HOPING THERE WOULD BE SOME AMONG THOSE ASSEMBLED THAT WOULD TAKE UP THIS OFFER."

 
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Originally posted by gammaflux:Surprised by all the people that suddenly appeared, all of them wanting to talk.
Originally posted by gammaflux:but there were quite a lot of people talking
Originally posted by gammaflux:such a large crowd.

[Yeah it’s Eric and William, Outline is kind of in the conversation too. You don’t have to say it like that, and three different times. Talk about exaggerating.]

Judgement

HMM. I APOLOGISE FOR POTENTIALLY INTERRUPTING YOUR TRAINING, SIR, BUT SOMETHING SEEMS OFF ABOUT ONE OF THESE PEOPLE, THOUGH IT MUST BE SIMPLY MY IMAGINATION.

Don’t worry I was just in the healing room relaxing, but you really think so? Well I guess that’s to be expected. All the people here are goddamn oddballs. And that probably includes myself. Makes you wonder what the conditions were when Telerius was picking these people. If he managed to find me in Sweden and all these people from other countries then don’t you think he must have had a rough time finding people who were compatible with this… magic or whatever? I reckon the reason all the people are so unique is part of this condition. Well, that’s just intuition.

IF I DO TRUST ONE QUALITY OF YOURS, SIR, IT IS YOUR INTUITION. YOU MAY NOT BE BOOK SMART, BUT YOU ARE SHARP.

You trying to start a fight?

BUT BE ADVISED, WATCH VERY CAREFULLY. I BELIEVE IF IT IS YOU SIR, THEN YOU WILL KNOW OF WHOM I SPEAK. IF HE IS LYING FOR ANY REASON, OR IF HE IS A WRONGDOER, THEN IT IS MY DUTY TO BRING HIM TO JUSTICE.

I’ll be careful.

I THANK YOU, AND I’LL SAY IT AGAIN. KEEP A CAREFUL WATCH ON YOUR NEW FRIENDS.

I lapse out of telepathic communication for a moment and turn to the snake.

EXCUSE ME, MAY I ASK THE NAME OF YOUR MASTER’S NEW FRIEND IN THE CAFETERIA?”

[Talkin’ to Viper btw]

[EDIT: in response to the OOC below this post: Oh lol, I didn’t notice that them people were still talking cause all I could see for like a page and a half being William and Eric.]

 
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Judgement

“I DO NOT MEAN TO BE RUDE. MOVING ONTO MORE PRESSING MATTERS, I HAVE BEEN SENT HERE BY SIR IN HIS STEAD IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN DISCUSSIONS REGARDING THE DUNGEON ENVIRONMENTS, WELL THEN, I WILL LET YOU GENTLEMEN COMPLETE YOUR FUEL CONSUMPTION. I APOLOGISE FOR MY MASTER’S ABSENCE. THEN I WILL TAKE MY LEAVE, AND WILL BE EAGERLY ANTICIPATING OUR POTENTIAL COOPERATION. "

I turn and nod my to Arcady.

AND GOOD MORROW TO YOU, MASTER FELDMAN, EGIOOL.”

Before exiting the premises.

 
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Judgement

Clank, Clank, Clank, Clank, Clank, Clank

I step into the room for human consumption for the purposes of respiration. I make note of the conversation topic, though I almost stop myself, I find the topic of conversation is directly relevant to my situation and get sidetracked.

“I HAVE BEEN BORN FROM THE EMBLEM OF EARTH AND METAL. GOOD MORROW TO YOU GENTLEMEN, I DO HOPE I AM NOT INTERRUPTING YOUR CONVERSATION.”

At least the booming voice had been proceeded by the racket of an almost fully armored seven foot humanoid entering the room, and through previous experience, seemingly nobody had been shocked by the colossal sound before them.

ALLOW ME TO INTRODUCE MYSELF, I DO BELIEVE MOST OF US HAVE NOT MET DUE TO MY SIR’S SITUATION. I AM JUDGEMENT, AND MY MOST ANTISOCIAL MASTER IS JOAKIM BYSTRÖM, THOUGH HE PREFERS TO BE KNOWN AS JOKI.”

 
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Joakim Byström

I awaken thinking I was at home, before being suddenly confused and shocked, followed by remembrance. Apparently Arc’s spirit was awoken by my yell.

SIR, YOU HAVE TO REMEMBER YOUR EMOTIONS EFFECT ME DIRECTLY WHEN I AM UNSUMMONED.

Yeah Whatever Arc, I just kind of had a bit of a strange first awakening in this place. I thought I was at home for roughly 5 seconds and panicked.

I guess while I’m down here I’ll take a look around the place before anything starts.

Arriving in what could only be described as a futuristic cafe, I start tapping in my order on the screen. Everything seems to be of above human technology here. Who gave Telerius this technology, or is he even from this earth or time period anyhow? Now that I know there’s magic in this world who could say where the heck this guy gets all this crap from.

A quick breakfast of knäckebröd (like a large rye cracker) sandwiches with jam and chocolate, with rose hip soup as my beverage. This place really does have everything, I am honestly surprised I can get stuff from back home like this, but then again, most of this place’s facilities are crazier than just “any food you can imagine”. After this, I decide to check out a few more of the rooms.

The Lounge… Just as nuts as the rest of this joint. So this is how he gets us all to stay put and smile eh? Showering us with whatever we might want or need, even though he pretty much has us by the throat to begin with in this situation. Well moving on, I’ve got nothing I need from this room. Electronics, I just can’t understand them really. Games and stuff are fun but they aren’t real enough, I could never forget the burning anticipation before a fight, and the thrill of contest. That spark that cannot be unlit, the need for competition.

Heh, I wonder if this Telerius chap can kidnap a world-class judo instructor for me, I wouldn’t put it past him. He doesn’t seem to be completely understanding of the situation he’s put us in, after all, we all probably have some family, jobs, friends, that are probably crapping themselves at the moment. This is the first time I’ll have missed one of my Judo meetings in the 8 years I’ve been going to his sessions, so it’s not likely he’ll think it’s just a cold, though apart from him and those two I do martial arts with I’m not sure anyone will notice I’ve gone, what with me having moved to the city, I pretty much stopped contact with those “parents” of mine.

I bypass the great hall, the observation chamber and the teleportation chamber, as places I’ve already seen beforehand.

Now I move towards the last couple of rooms, apart from the competitive ones that is. The healing chamber is a strange place indeed. I slowly step towards the glowing pool of liquid, and put my hand to test it. The liquid is warm, and feels pleasant to the touch. Test number 2, I remove my shoes and socks, before dipping the socks into the liquid. They remain completely bone dry upon emergence, but the liquid seems to have completely cleaned them, I give them a quick cautious sniff to find they are warm as if straight from the ironing board. I place my socks together with my shoes and jump in, at first my lungs. To my surprise apart from the comforting embrace of the liquid, my eyes and nose seem completely untouched. Curious, I begin decide to do a third test. I try to take a breath, in through my nose at first in order to try and alleviate any discomfort that may be caused my breathing in liquids, and realise that the breathing is similar to air, if slightly thicker. This place is glorious, it heals, doubles up as a bath, cleans dirt and matter from my clothing, and best of all it feels amazing.

After almost falling asleep in the pool I quickly return from the pool, refreshed. I had almost forgotten about the most important room.

Upon entering the training room, the place opens out into a gym-like space, with about ten of each training machine or weight, energy drinks in a vendor not unlike the menu at the cafeteria, and generally speaking the highest class training environment one might expect. There was nothing like this in Stockholm, I’m fairly sure. This place really is on a whole different level, though it’s not a surprise at this point.

I begin training, using every machine I’ve never seen before, and training, and then going to the healing room to remove my fatigue and sweat, before going back to continue training. If I’m going to be given such otherworldly opportunities like this, and 3 days in which to abuse them, I’m going to make sure as hell I get my times worth rather than sitting around talking with random foreigners.

SIR, MAYBE WE SHOULD CONSIDER FINDING A TEAM FOR DUNGEONEERING. SURELY IN ORDER TO SURVIVE THIS ORDEAL WE MUST IMPROVE OUR POWER BOTH PHYSICALLY, MAGICALLY AND IN COMBAT EXPERIENCE. PERHAPS RANDALL, OR MASTER FELDMAN.

You think you can separate from me by much? If you could talk to them yourself I’m sure it would work out better than me being there, you may be scary but you’re polite at least. And that way I could continue training here.

I AM AS UNSURE AS YOU ARE, SIR, BUT I CAN SURELY MAKE AN ATTEMPT.

I summon Arc, and he sets off. Really, Judgement is just such a mouthful.

Anyway, I hope he can get what we’re looking for, and if he manages to find a team maybe it wouldn’t be such a bad idea to run a couple of dungeons after all.

[So Judgement is going off to find either Arcady or Randall, whoever he runs into first I guess.]

 
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Can we get this thing to timeskip to morning, assuming everyone eventually went to sleep?

That way we can introduce new people in and continue on with the game.

 
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Joakim Byström

Shaking off my strange and uncertain feelings of many minutes ago, I decide to wander around, attempting to find anybody who I can spar with, yes repetitions are good, but partnered stretching, falling, even though they are bound to be less skilled than me, anybody is better for practice than nobody.

And at that moment I’m approached by… someone. Aryan, looks like a kid pretty much. What’s Telerius thinking taking all these teenagers from their homes. I guess it’s whoever is compatible gets taken, or something like that.

“My summon has some matter to discuss with you. He’s not here physically right now.”

This was the kid just now in the arena, I realise. I wonder what the hell this kid’s entity wants with me. “Oh yeah I saw the thing, he got blasted in that arena battle just now right?” I reply hastily.

WELL MET, PLEASE IGNORE THIS ONE AND STATE YOUR BUSINESS, OR, HIS BUSINESS, SHOULD I SAY.”

The boy is clearly, somehow, unfazed by the booming metal colossus in front of him. He then says. “He claims he hit you during the fight with the shadows.”

Well I’m kinda happy he has business with Arc, I’ll just leave ’em to it for now. “AH, I RECALL. BUT HE SHOULD WORRY NOT, AS ALL MEN MAKE MISTAKES DURING THE HEAT OF BATTLE.”

“Nevertheless, I apologize in his name.” Strange kid huh.

BUT FOR WHAT REASON IS YOUR ENTITY IN QUESTION DETAINED FROM SPEAKING THIS IN PERSON?”

“He’s… thinking. I don’t really know. He doesn’t want to be embodied right now.” I’m not sure what to think of an entity like that… Is this what passes for lazy among them?

“I SEE. WELL IT HAS BEEN INTERESTING TO MEET WITH YOU, AND I’M SURE SIR IS INTERESTED AS WELL, DESPITE HOW HE SEEMS. BUT HOW RUDE OF ME, AT LEAST LET US INTRODUCE OURSELVES. I AM JUDGEMENT OR ARCHANGEL. SIR HAS ALSO TAKEN TO CALLING ME “ARC”. SIR GOES BY THE NAME JOAKIM BYSTRÖM. WOULD YOU BE SO KIND AS TO HONOR US WITH YOUR NAMES?"

“My name is Arcady Feldman. My summon’s is… Egiool. I don’t refer to him using a name much.” Arcady’s an interesting name. Doesn’t like he’s got the build of strength sport or martial art. There’s something there, athletic?

“Oi Arc, don’t go and calling me Joakim all the time, it’s Joki get it? Jo-ki. Anyways you’re always waaay too formal with stuff. Heh it feels like I’ve known you for ages.”

AND YOU, SIR, ARE OVERLY FORWARD.”

I turn towards Arcady, let’s ignore the grumpy old man for a bit. “Anyways, since we’re stuck here for a few days I don’t want to get rusty. See, I’m pretty into martial arts… Well, a lot into it, and I need to ask you if you are a judouka cause I’m looking for someone to at least spar with or something. Though you don’t look like the sort.”

“I’m more of a runner. Figured I never really got into fights, but getting places would be useful. And unlike my summon, I’d rather not be thrown by someone more adept.” Figured indeed.

“Heh, I guess it’s worth a shot anyway, if only just for the sake of asking.” Is there something wrong with finding enjoyment in throwing complete rookies? Best not to ask. But there’s definitely something in the sparkle of my master’s eye when he gets those new recruits.

“I haven’t tried, so I might as well – at worst, I’ll have my ass handed to me and vow to never try this again. Sounds survivable.” Wait, he’s on board with this?

“It’s no good just sparring, it’s against the rules to just straight up fight someone who doesn’t know ukemi, you could break something. It’s better if you either start with basics.” Wait I should have just thrown the kid? Why am I becoming a god damn teacher.

“Either that or nothing? If the basics are relevant to not getting hurt, I see no reason not to.”

“I guess I should explain, the basics as I was calling it, Ukemi, is the art of falling, it’s not just relevant in Judo, but in life if you are in danger, you can turn what would have been a broken bone or several into simply bruises, just by changing the way you take the fall. I’ll teach you, if you want to learn, but I’m not going to go easy after you know how to fall.” Okay I give up now, I guess I’ll just go with it.

“My point exactly. Alright, let’s go!”

I don’t think I went easy, but the problem being he didn’t seem deterred by getting thrown, or by being unable to lift me even though I’m shorter and thinner than average. I was wrong anyways, after a while throwing a greenhorn repeatedly does get boring, apparently.

 
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Originally posted by gammaflux:

Question: Do all PC’s live near each other?

Nope.

 
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Somehow I am loving the feeling of writing RP for two overtly different characters at the same time, whereas in my previous experience it usually having been simply one character and their interactions with other player controlled characters for the most part, though it seems like that lacks a little something in the way of flexibility of writing. That being said, the ability to form the dynamics between these two characters is also interesting.

I don’t think I’ve had as much fun as this writing for any RP so far. The system allows for what promises to be some very nice fighting and gameplay mechanic, and also supplying a very good environment to make some interesting character development involving the entities.

This is indeed an exceedingly interesting RP, and I look forwards to the direction in which the plot/world development will lead us. For now, all I can say is this looks like it has more potential than any RP I’ve played so far at least, I know I haven’t played many, but that also includes Darkspell 2 and much of the end of TWA, (even if AC1 probably much exceeds the latter according to, like, everyone), and other RPs you have created in the past, but this definitely has the promise to be the best out of the aforementioned at least.

In any case, keep doing what you’re doing I guess.

 
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[Directed at Knoob and IE in case any were wondering.]

Joakim Byström

Archangel takes a bit of time charging some energy once again, and casts out his hand. The bulwark under his command becomes dust and gently drifts away into incorporeality. Brushing the dust on my shirt, I brush the matter from my shoulders and eyes before it fully dissipates. Archangel, transforming back in an obnoxious flare, begins to unfurl his wings, also stretching. A heavy handed pat on the back that most humans would feel as more of an assault is quickly followed by these words. “Good job Arc, you’re pretty badass. Shame you had to hide for the last part.”

AFTER ALL, SIR, RANGED COMBAT IS MOST DEFINITELY NOT MY FORTEAND MORE DEFINITELY STILL AGAINST SUCH A SLIPPERY AND UNSAVORY CHARACTER.”

“It’s true, that guy gave me the creeps but I’m glad we can challenge his entities as we want, maybe we’ll get a good showdown with someone on equal terms one day… But now it’s clear to me that this guy is not to be messed with, if that was the power of just one of his entities. For now, let’s go check on that other guy.”

UNDERSTOOD, SIR. TRY NOT TO BE SO DISRESPECTFUL TO OUR COMRADES.”

“Yeah I get it, I get it…”

On our way over to Randall we encounter what could only have been some kid and… Something that shouldn’t seem as titillating as it is.

“Hey there, Randy, who’s the kid? And uh… His Entity?” I’m feeling uncomfortable at the presence of such a thing. Simultaneously slightly off-putting, strange, and currently challenging my previously established definitions of attractive. Either way, I’d rather not have anything to do with that.

SIR DOES NOT THINK OVER CASUAL NATURE IN WHICH HE ADDRESSES YOU DESPITE BEING SO NEWLY ACQUAINTED. PLEASE TRY NOT TO TAKE OFFENSE.” The thunderous undertone returned, and the hollow, scraping and slightly tinny quality during his battle form has now faded into what is only a slightly metallic edge that seems to encompass the sound, as if the sound is being projected directly from the mouth of the beak after only rattling a few moments inside it’s platemail cavity. But still, rather than thunderous, the tone could be described as “ear splitting” and most people are probably thankful that he feels it necessary to stand so far away, due to him being careful about his large form in case he causes accidental damage to property, or people therein.

 
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Archangel

I hear an eruption of unearthly sound, and a see a beam of darkness for a second or so, after which it dissipates, the entity that was there was now gone, at first I thought he had dodged it but I saw no signs of his escape. He was vaporized.

I panic for a moment, doubting my own safety at the hand of another one of those kinds of beams. When there is a potential for overkill, there is no way to judge the effective power of the beam. I doubt my own fighting capabilities against such an agile foe due to my attacks being easier to see coming, and due to me lack of many ranged abilities. A couple more sandstorms and I will be completely energy fatigued, nothing left but to keep walling out.

Continuing to thicken and harden the bulwark in front of me over time, I move all of my plates to the front of the suit, leaving my back and sides unprotected in order to take one strong blast from the shadow entity. Though the creature might know about my core and our weak points as the previous clearly did, it probably doesn’t have the ability to circle around before I can move the plates back into position.

Its erratic movements, whilst unpredictably shifting, don’t leave much room for it to effectively travel, meaning although in it’s current state it is almost impossible to hit with attacks, it also lacks the ability to move much distance in one direction without taking the risk of being hit with attacks due to ending it’s strange evasive maneuvers. I decide it’s best to focus on the center of my shield, in order to make it into a sharper shape and hopefully split and deflect the main force of the beam, causing the main damage of the beams to hopefully go past me.

Yet again, I’ll simply wait it out and hope it runs out of energy.

Sir, get behind me. I have no idea the scope and area of his next attack, so I would rather we played it safe and sheltered you from any potential collateral damage.

“Huh, but I’m positive that thing is making sure to only hit entities, but well, better safe than sorry I guess.”

[Hey sheep, is Randall still deaf at this point or was he fine after the healing/analyzing wave from the shadow thing? I was wondering whether that effected just the entities or not.]

 
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[Christ. I’m off for half of the day, and then this crazy manster comes in and Effs everyone up.]

[This. Sums up what I totally want to say.]

[Eh, I’m pretty sure this is the same thing we were fighting before, it just used clones instead of fighting us directly.]

Archangel

A barrage of attacks seem to have devastated the creature, several direct hits and having to use energy to neutralise the area around it. Though it seems weakened, it goes into panic mode. It should run out of energy if it throws power around as it is now, so maybe it’s a good chance to try and weather out the storm and wait for it to lose more energy. It definitely can’t act this erratically for long without giving out.

It seems as if the creature is charging some sort of powerful attack, and it’s reactions are too quick for me to respond to it’s more powerful attacks, I quickly decide to begin forming a thick bulwark shell in the creature’s general direction, hoping to absorb most of the impact of any heavier attacks.

[And I need to go to places where I can’t sleep cause I have to walk around and stuff.]

 
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Archangel

Throwing the shield in front of me in anticipation of the volley of dark energy, I take a firm stance and cross my arms behind the tower shield in order to not leave blind spots, in order to defend the core.

Fighting this creature, for me, will be too difficult. My attacks are telegraphed too much by the acceleration time. I’m not sure I’ll be able to hit him with a direct attack, maybe something that hits an area would be better. His tactic seems to be dodging attacks, so I decided to conjure a sandstorm, in the shape of a cone, filling his general area with a thick fog of dust that makes it difficult for him to see the oncoming attacks of my allies.

 
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Originally posted by Helltank:

I want another Dark/Dark emblem and it will be a female as well so William can start a harem huehuehue

Originally posted by Helltank:

But other Entities won’t be into BDSM unless they’re Dark/Dark also it’s more edgy.

If this was a manga, anime, or any sort of Japanese production, you would definitely be the protagonist.

Also if everyone is calling “dibs” on new Emblems, I’m going to be choosing Metal / Electric.

 
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[I controlled your Entity a little, ocelot, because I wanted to move the fight forward more quickly. As I said in the signup thread, a 16 vs 16 fight is like hell to manage.]

[I need to pay more attention to the main thread anyway, so it’s mostly my bad. I was just going on the assumption that too much stuff for now would be GMing so I decided to keep it step by step at least. I’ll try to speed things up for now then.]

Archangel

After lunging in for a hasty salvo of swipes, I deliver a Coup-De-Grace, cleaving the creature in half split directly down the center, the two halves then dissipate into the air.

Quickly consolidating my armour from it’s slight state of disarray, and grasping the annoying one’s chains followed by attempting to wrench the claws from my torso plate. What in god’s name, these claws won’t loosen. Well they aren’t too tight, and they are only around the chest and aren’t restricting me, so this should be fine as it is.

After deciding to ignore the chains I quickly make to swing at the nearby black metal golem, making sure it has a line of sight on me first, in order to avoid it becoming an ungraceful sneak attack. Hopefully he will have to divert his attention from the cage long enough for the bronze golem to break free.

“Release him immediately!”

The Greatsword is yet again imbued by increased metal magic, in order to make it heavier on the downward stroke. The energy used is more severe, but these shadows seem to be far inferior in terms of durability, so with a focus on dealing more damage, and hopefully crippling them quickly, the battle will be over more efficiently.

Joakim Byström

“Ugh I can’t believe this guy can rattle off all these embarrassing lines like some kind character from one of those corny classic fantasy movies.”

I’m sure you aren’t being entirely honest, after all sir, I am but a fragment of yourself.

“I wish you wouldn’t keep reminding me…”

 
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Archangel

It all happened in a moment.

The blow is fast and it already half shattered my stance. A few of my spinning plates fly off, making a jarring screech as the metal slides along the hard floor. Sparks burst from my armour, showering a spectrum of prismatic lights across my vision.

The strange creature manages to break straight through. Sundering my breastplate so easily, that thing is surprisingly durable withstanding a collision at that momentum. He begins to slice through my chest cavity, going straight for a finishing move in one action, but he’s put himself in a very dangerous position.

A direct assault on the core, looks like these shadow clones know what they are doing, but it’s naive to run headlong into melee against a melee fighter such as me. Fine, I’ll show him my prowess.

Breaking out of the Whirling Defenses, leaving my equipment to fall, I take a heavy step back in order to throw off my opponent’s balance. I engage this weird midget entity with my hands directly, attempting to grapple him, whilst summoning a Judgement diagonally from my head area, using the line of sight of my halo to aim straight at this thing’s current position, making a thrust straight towards my opponent’s current location and following through. If he gets caught in an attack like this he definitely won’t come out unscathed, and if he tried to go in any other direction he’ll be forced into a grapple. If he is forced to back off, I’ll follow straight up with a sword strike aiming to finish this thing off in one fell swoop.

“Don’t underestimate the ability of a close combat specialist, fool!”

[If these simply had knowledge of the original but turned against us then there would be no reason for Egiool to have gone straight towards the chest cavity like that, but then It’s probably not unlikely anyway, since these things were set up by Telerius in the first place. They would obviously have been programmed by him even if he hasn’t assumed direct control.]

[Eh also Archangel sees the sparks from Cusune and thinks it’s from the collision. If there’s one thing Archangel can’t do, it’s multitask, so concentrating on anything but his current assailant will be very difficult for him. Basically, he has combat blinkers that render him horrible in 2v1 situations, which is why he has to result to wild AoE tactics in fights against groups, but 1v1 being his specialty I shouldn’t see why he wouldn’t win against 80% of the other entities we currently have when fighting at this kind of range.]

[Lastly, it’s quite difficult to run Metal / Earth and keep it interesting as someone who is simply a fighter type character, or Entity, so I hope I’m not boring people with the simplicity of his design / actions compared to the flashy elemental shenanigans going on.]

 
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Archangel

I’m suddenly restricted, some dark chains attempting to stop my movement eh? They must be something to stop my movements at such momentum. I feel multiple impacts into the chest of my armour, moving plates from the sides in an attempt to deflect the projectiles, I prepare a downward stroke with my sword, adding metal magic to the edge in order to increase it’s weight on the way down, as insurance to make sure it has enough force to crush the chains that are constricting the core’s cavity. Although the core can move independently of the armour, I still need to make sure the armour stays with the core, thus pinning down the armour limits my movements. If the swing breaks the chains that are holding me, I’ll try to close the distance, this time using the Whirling Defenses to try and deflect any more projectiles, making sure to stay out of melee range and avoid the aim of the tank’s cannon whilst in Whirling Defenses, and deploy a storm in order to try and constrict the shadow clone’s visual information on the rest of the team.

[Not trying to God mode, I’m just setting up an action for if the first succeeds, if the situation changes I’ll update the second action in a further post.]