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Topic: Forum Games / [RP] Emblems of Fate [SIGNUPS AND DISCUSSION] [ALWAYS OPEN]

As far as I know, the answer is: Eventually. That’s what the Emblems are for as well, I’d imagine.

 
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Kirb & Kat & Matoris @
Pho brightens up, bathing the area in yellow light. It doesn’t disintegrate. The light reveals… servers. The room seems to have stored computers of the boring sort. They probably managed the power plant’s functions, at least partially. Or maybe they did something else. Hosted porn sites, for instance. Whatever it was, it’s lost now, but it explains the amount of wires present.
The light also reveals a long metal tube of some sort on the left side of the room. Sypher, asomewhat healed by Darias (the wound closed, the poison wasn’t particularly neutralized), instinctively fires a gout of flame at it, and it responds by firing back. Another green pellet travels through the air at a pace that makes it nearly impossible to see or react to, smashing into Darias’s ice wall, shattering a hole in it, and hitting Darias’s body alongside a bunch of ice shards. The shards bounce off, while the bullet becomes embedded in the blubber.
Then the robot holding the tube, which turns out to be a long rifle of a very tubular persuasion, leaps to the side to avoid the much slower fire projectile. It’s mostly humanoid, except for its head – instead of being some kind of bulb at the end of a neck, it looks like it’s all neck – a half-circle of metal plates protecting the back of a bunch of wires, the structure curved forwards so that the ‘stump’ of it is exposed as if it was a face. There are no prominent features in it except for the end of a thick wire, which terminates in a black surface – which lights up in radiant green as the robot decides to eschew stealth. Smaller diodes of that colour light up at its shoulders and hands, and it emits an odd mechanical warbling sound. Two hatches in the ceiling open, each dispensing a flying drone, each consisting of two metal hemispheres, each elongated like the top of an egg, with a nasty rotating blade located between the hemispheres, both keeping the drones airborne and looking like it’d chop a human limb off if it caught one. Single guns mounted in the lower hemispheres of both drones finish the image.
The drones start laying down suppressive fire which hammers down on the ice wall (which holds against those, but forces the Entities behind it to remain behind it) as the sniper robot hastily reloads, or does whatever he needs to do to fire another shot while using a somewhat realistic rifle. I’m not good with gun terminology.

 
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Eric & William @
The main problem with Outline’s plan is that she’s behind the mage, while his staff’s in front, and her bat doesn’t want to pass through the ghost mage – it bangs against him, possibly being painful but not distracting enough to interrupt the mage from striking the floor with his staff. The darkness gathered around the end spreads along the floor, rising in a wave, which sweeps over Outline, knocking her into the wall again and heavily eating away at her front. Clothing damage is left out of this description, you’re free to make it up yourself.
The wave dissipated a short distance away from the mage, so it never reached Viper. Some of his poison balls hit the black balls, the two cancelling each other out, but due to them approaching from many sides and due to the haste, he could only hit a few. A few poison balls that missed the black ones do hit the shadow mage, and he moves as if in pain, the magicalness of the poison ignoring the mage’s incorporeality or lack of life that would prevent ordinary poison from working.
And, of course, the black balls reached Viper. The acid on his skin stopped them briefly, but then they kept burrowing, leaving aching, slightly damaged spots all over his body – Viper’s flesh being resistant to corrosion, as it would’ve been long destroyed by itself if it wasn’t.

[I might parse you soon, Arctox group.]

 
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Bugh @
Orich finds his lunge falling kind of short of the monster many meters high up in the sky. The monster finally produces its bolt of lightning, which finds itself a nice rod in the form of Orich’s lance. Electricity streams down through the metal parts of Orich’s body and into the ground, the heat making him soften a little.
The monster starts a lazy round around the spire. Staying out of harm’s way, it has no reason to hurry as it prepares another lightning bolt…

Arcady Feldman
?any ideaS .time for you to start having theM
Good question. Let’s think… there’s little you can do to those metal blobs, probably. A solid blob of metal – there’s nothing to be attacked there. They must be heavy, though, much heavier than you – you’re quite open, they’re solid and sizable in all three dimensions. My idea is to get them off the bridge, but you probably aren’t blowing them off – but look, the surface’s just metal mesh. Think you can do a square of those distance cuts? Then it’s gravity doing the rest of the work for you.
.surE
There’s a brief pause in Egiool’s communication.
?you came up with all thiS
I’m not careful with my speech here, since this isn’t speech. Now go and try doing this!
“.right awaY” says Egiool. It sounds like pride and some kind of cracking up in his oddly distorted voice. Then he launches himself up with a Ramjet Ball and sends four strong Farclaws (the Farclaws being more or less simultaneous – having so many limbs is handy for that) around the non-paralyzed metal slime, aiming to have them hit in a square around it – and that’s immediately followed by a second Ramjet Ball on a course to go right above that metal slime and blast downwards, hopefully dislodging the piece of floor and sending it down to the river of molten – even more hopefully with the metal slime still on it.

While he’s moving upwards at a rapid pace, there’s a lot of breeze running around and through Egiool. Using some rudimentary Air magic, he focuses it on cooling the blob of metal down and spreading it around, trying to get it to peacefully join the other junk on his body.

 
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Eric & William @
Viper flaps out the beam and spits at the staff, then keeps flapping around, making the mage constantly adjust his aim. The spittle lands on the staff and the mage’s hands. He does drop it, then it zips back to his hands by magic, then he drops it again because the spittle feels like burning. Such fumbling goes on for a few seconds before the mage finally stops paying attention to the spit, having got rid of most of it and ignored the remainder, and during it the beam went nowhere destructive – in fact, it ended the first time the mage dropped the staff.
It was ample time for Outline to reach the mage and throw herself at him in a hard tackle. The problem is, as much as the ghostly mage guy doesn’t work out a lot, he’s a ghostly mage guy, emphasis on ghostly. Outline’s tackle connects with the wall behind the mage, having passed through him without much effect other than causing both parties to shudder. I’m not competent enough to describe the feeling of passing through a ghost, nor one a ghost feels when a Dark elemental Entity passes through it, so I’m just saying it wasn’t pleasant for either side, but not harmful either.
The mage sweeps his staff at Viper, leaving a trail of baseball-sized black orbs, which, after a brief pause, start approaching Viper, than raises his staff in the air as darkness gathers around the other end.

 
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[See, Blood – in this post, and in the previous post, you referred to the projectiles the two monsters shot as ‘metal globs’ and to the monsters themselves as ‘metal slimes’. So in my post I specify I get in the way of a metal glob, even implying it’s moving quickly, while the slimes aren’t, and that makes me ram a metal slime like a Viper.]

[I’m not even sure if I want to write an action just yet now.]

 
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[To be fair, this fight’s been kinda won from the beginning. Cunsune is fast – the golem has no real chance of catching him, barring some kind of mistake. And Metalvine… is most likely bigger and probably physically stronger.]

Catherine & Azorel @
Metalvine jumps upwards, taking the light hanging-on golem on a way upwards, and bangs his head on the low ceiling. That causes Metalvine to crash heavily to the ground on top of the crystal golem, which ends up buried beneath a ton of Metalvine. Due to the position it took, the left side of its body took the brunt of the impact, both of Metalvine hitting it and it hitting the floor. The left arm shatters, including the shoulder, and its shards end up pressed into Metalvine’s back. So does the left leg. The right one was vine-wrapped, which cushioned the impacts and held it together. Then Metalvine rolls off the golem, and Cunsune, having adjusted his path to be more downward to meet the golem’s new position, strikes at its head with both paws.
If the golem could be called all right before, it certainly can’t be now. The last blow seems to have deprived it of the will to do anything, and it shatters entirely. A blue-white glow can be seen among the shards.

[I should have Blood take over for this part.]

[Eric’s post is kinda essential for the Fortress group now, so I’ll wait for him.]

 
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Randall & Luke @
The dark monster’s attack didn’t even seem to account for Alice’s position too well – staying low allowed her to avoid it entirely. So did Erubetie, although by means of lateral movement, and so did the humans, either somehow or by getting down.
Then Erubetie started charging an ice sheet attack. Before it can be finalized, though, a vine whip from the still-functional vine lasher breaks it, the monster clearly not willing to take another one of these.
Alice throws up another ice wall, then throws her bare minimum over it and at the dark monster. A vine hand slaps against the ice wall… from the side Alice used to be on. Holy shit, the vine grappler’s still moving? That’s the only way to explain it. At least it blew its chance to actually hurt anyone with that surprise. Alice lands just in front of the dark monster, bounces up, and with a swing of an ice blade, fails to neatly sever its leg, or sever its leg at all – although it is sufficient damage for the dark one to become turn somewhat limp. That distracts it from whatever attack it was trying to mount – instead, it falls to some form of a crouch and slaps its hand against the ground. A pulse of dark energy emerges in a hemisphere, washing over the monster without any harm to it and forcing Alice to hop away. With its other arm, the one not on the ground, the monster throws a dark ball at Alice…

[Gosh gamma you’re making this harder than it needs to be]

Catherine & Azorel @
Metalvine manages to extrude a vine from his right hand, manages to lash it at the crystal golem to tug it sideways, and because of that, instead of a frontal collision, it only manages to strike Metalvine with its own right arm, leaving a long dent. Grasping at the edge of the dent, the golem swings around Metalvine, bending its right elbow, and starts using its left arm to perforate Metalvine some more. Metalvine can’t find a head to punch at, at this point.
Having put Metalvine more or less between itself and Cunsune, the golem has protected itself from Cunsune’s tackle. Cunsune doesn’t fly over Metalvine, since there’s no clearance, so instead he flies past to one of the sides of him – but either way, it would’ve been a loss of momentum, and so it was, the tackle being cancelled.

[Here, have some combat experience: things that cannot fly cannot change directions mid-flight. If the golem collided with a big fist going in an opposite direction, it would’ve gone to pieces so spectacularly. Alas, no Breaker Punch for me to parse…]

 
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Eric & William @
After the brief charge-up period, the shadow mage begins releasing a thick beam of black from around the tip of his staff. Prepared for the attack, Outline rolls out of the way, and the beam hits the wall as Outline flings two shadow knives at the mage. She immediately notices the knives are not as they usually are, though – they’re less opaque than normal, as if less dense. Weaker. They do sail across the room just fine and strike the mage just fine, but he doesn’t flinch. In fact, you can barely see the knives’ handles sticking out, they blend in with the mage’s robe so well.
Back when the knives were still mid-flight, the mage turned the beam a little. Due to the distance, the little change of the arc translated into quite a lot of horizontal distance over where Outline is, and the beam just swept over her, causing a fair amount of pain but very little actual injury. The mage tries correcting his aim, but then he spots Viper getting closer and closer, so he turns the beam on him instead. The acid on Viper’s skin begins drying away quickly, providing protection just for this brief moment…

 
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Arcady Feldman
Whoa, it’s hot in here. Wait, is that… molten whatever below? Give this place time and the air should get the same temperature as whatever it is below, and if it’s enough for it to glow red like this, then that’s like way over two hundred degrees. This place is a deathtrap. Do I get some sort of escape bracelet?
Egiool looks chipper as ever, and by that I mean parts of him look like they could be chipped away. Well, at least that’s probably the case – the air’s all wavy due to heat.
“?hey ,you’re furY ,righT .please move to the bacK .get behind us ,or rather alisoN’s uS .you might enjoy it ,even if she’s not a fury like yoU”
And that’s about as much time as we got for introductions, because enemies appeared right away. And shot.
!no way in hell I can stop all these projectileS
“!dodgE” yells Egiool, then goes against his thoughts and launches himself at a collision course towards one of the metal globs, intending to take it on. Shouldn’t be too bad for him, I suppose, just adding some more metal to all that metal he has on him. He also throws a Ramjet Ball in the path of the nails, intending to knock them upwards, out of trajectory. The other metal glob is left to someone else, as is trying to mount any kind of counterattack.

[I’ll maybe eventually edit in a parse for you, Skylands group.]

Catherine & Azorel @
Metalvine tries transforming his right arm. It’s the same one that got a thick lance of crystal, also known as the golem’s left arm, stuck in it. With such damage, the gun doesn’t turn out functional, but it turns out having a barrel – letting the crystal golem remove its arm from there. Letting it step away from Metalvine, the metal blasts from him hurting the golem less as it moves with the blows – although each one does leave a cracked area in the golem. While taking steps backwards, the golem fires light beams at Metalvine – those inflict some superficial burns, but since Metalvine’s salvo of hunks o’ metal was brief and there was no seed followup, there wasn’t even any aim to throw off by then.
And it is on one of those backward steps that Cunsune impacts the golem on a flat area on its back with both of his paws. His plan to collect some white crystal shards from the surroundings was a success, and he listens to the less-than-glorious sound of the bits bouncing off the golem and clattering to the floor again.
What was really needed was a hit with some weight behind it that the golem couldn’t mitigate – and Cunsune’s tackle, executed with all of his weight, proved to be an adequate one. Cracks spread through a fair amount of the golem’s body, centered on the small point of impact, and Cunsune bounces off, his paws lacking additional holes in them, the golem failing to present a spikier part of its back due to looking in the other direction.
Still not even trying to catch Cunsune, the golem steps to the side, takes a few running steps, then, surprising everyone once again, leaps at Metalvine in an arc that takes it just below the cave’s admittedly low ceiling. That crystal must really be quite light if it can do that – or it must be really strong if it can do that.

 
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Catherine & Azorel @
The crystal golem’s left arm meets Metalvine’s right arm on its way. This would result in a brofist, but since the crystal golem has kind of a pyramid shape instead of a fist, its arm ending in a single point, it slides frontally into Metalvine’s fist and keeps going, ending up somewhere past the wrist. In fact, that’s also past the crystal golem’s own wrist, which is narrower than the pyramid fist. The edges of the hole in Metalvine’s fist close around it. Any attempts to have the two move apart would have to deal with separation at that part first.
(You’d call this a ‘Hollow Body effect’, gamma, probably.)
That’s not all, though. The golem had a charge going, and it finally ends in a full-body tackle against Metalvine, the golem’s left arm getting a quick stab into Metalvine’s right flank and preparing for further ones. Metalvine avoids being bowled over by the strike – the crystal golem really isn’t too heavy, or at least compared to Metalvine, which is big and metal. Some of the golem’s crystal spikes get stuck in Metalvine and break off, leaving him with a lot of plugged holes – and one open one from the stab, this number being likely to increase soon.
This probably should hurt a lot.
As for the air slash, not mentioned yet… well, it left a scrape. That’s all I can say about it. If the golem is diamond, then hey, that’s quite an achievement in itself, isn’t it?

 
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Catherine & Azorel &
The golem braces itself against the floor, then Cunsune rams into it. It doesn’t turn out well – the golem presents a spiky shoulder to Cunsune at the last moment, and ramming into that leaves some holes in him. The golem, meanwhile, is unfazed, not even skidding back an inch. It tries to follow up by grabbing Cunsune with its claws, but he had enough sense to bounce off right away, leaving a streak of red spots on the floor marking its escape path.
All that happens quickly enough that Metalvine doesn’t get enough time of the golem being distracted to fully charge its attack (and the fact it had to spend valuable time getting to the cave didn’t help matters either), and so it has time to react to that threat. Its reaction is to fire a light beam at Metalvine’s head, which feels like burning and succeeds at throwing his aim off, causing the hunk o’ metal to sail past the golem and crash into the wall, shattering a crystal in it.
The golem follows up with scrunching its left-arm claws into a single pointy end and charging, with speed that is less surprising by now but still impressive, at Metalvine, intending to plunge that arm-lance into him.

Eric & William &
Viper’s spittle is a little off the mark, sailing below the black ball and splashing against the floor. Outline actually manages to duck quite well, the curse not hampering her physically other than the initial shock – although, with a task like ducking, she also had the aid of gravity, all too happy to move her center of mass downwards. The important part is that the dark ball went over her as well. The bad part is that the wall (or the now-closed door) wasn’t too far behind her, and when the ball hit that, it exploded, the resulting dark pulse reaching Outline’s back, rotting off the hind half of her red shirt, leaving her in a quite fetching backless garment holding onto her by a remainder below waist level and by the collar.
Worst of all, Outline’s back doesn’t look too good either, the attack leaving it discolored and painful. It feels worse than it should, considering Outline’s same-element resistance.
The shadow mage points its staff at Outline and even deeper darkness surrounds the knob.

[Sorry, Arctoxica group, I might edit in something for you soon, but it’d be starting another encounter. Let me think of something. I’ll give you time to think of your formation more, maybe you’ll say you proceed.]

Justin & technically Haven @
Ignis steps closer to the mech, which does indeed make such a wide swing a worse idea for its executor, and slams his arm against the mech’s forearm. So, pretty much the base of its blade. Again. The opposed-directions collision is a strong one, and so the elbow joint, already jarred by the previous strike, gives up, the forearm coming loose and hanging on wires from the rest of the arm. Compared to the force of the hit itself, the shock from the electricity on the blade turns out to be negligible.
The mech simultaneously tries two ideas – trying to tilt its remaining functional gun down enough to hit Ignis, and just bopping him on the head with its cannon arm. The first idea turns out to be bad, the second one less so – although Ignis’s flexible lack of neck and helmet together make the hit only result in an exhilarating event of Ignis’s head being bounced down in front of him, then bouncing back roughly into place. He does feel somewhat dizzy after the blow, but it turns out being Rayman-built has its benefits.

 
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[Drakul’s Fortress doesn’t get an update yet since I’d like helltank to post first.]

Randall & Luke @
The vine lasher doesn’t have a way of conveying emotions, so the reason for which it moves away for Alice is left largely a mystery. The reason for which the vine grappler doesn’t move away from Alice is less of a mystery, though – Alice failed to put the ice wall behind it as she wanted, so the wall ended up pretty much overlapping the second lasher – combined with more ice at its feet, it got kept in place quite well, although chances are that it was still continuing quite reckless offense against her, so it wasn’t planning on moving away either.
The dark vine monster finally fires its charged attack – a fat beam of dark magic, aimed at Alice. The vine lasher avoids it, since it moved away. The vine grappler takes it on the back like a beachgoer. The combination of ice and the grappler do indeed obstruct sight of what’s happening there, the beam itself also obstructing vision of whatever is being hit by it due to its immense (for a beam) girth. The dark vine monster made the critical mistake of assuming his target would be kept at a height normal for a humanoid being – but since Alice brought her core to the floor, the beam went over her like a joke – at least for most of its duration, grazing Alice with the bottom part only by the end as it dipped a little. What it succeeded at doing, though, was turning the vine grappler into a rotten mess. Combined with its previous damage, it was enough to get it to slump to the floor, its liveliness dubious but debatable.
The vine lasher made its movement predictable by taking the evasive maneuver – it just moved in a roughly straight line. That probably contributed to Erubetie’s success at hitting him. The called shot at the base of the lash itself was a failure, but the big ice sheet still plowed into the vine lasher, making a lot of progress towards cutting it in half. The follow-up barrage severed some other bits of it, adding injury to injury and causing it to go on the defensive.
Seeing how well that went, the dark vine monster whips its arms at the summons, releasing crescent waves of dark magic. The hastiness of this attack could be interpreted as a show of desperation…

Catherine & Azorel @ (well, mostly Catherine)
The cave is quite roomy, as caves sometimes, but not always, are – many are mere crawlspaces, but in this one, even Derryk could raise his head high and have some clearance to spare. Although, if he didn’t have that, it’d be quite scary – the cave’s ceiling’s all jagged, covered in white crystals – quite chunky white crystals, with points and edges. It could be found quite beautiful by some. But that decor doesn’t end at the ceiling – the walls look like that as well. The floor doesn’t, instead being a fairly flat, if scratched-looking surface of bare stone. The cave’s interior is bright as a sunny summer day – all of the crystals are glowing, most of them with a soft white light, some of them with a harsher white light.
Cunsune spots some movement with an edge of his eye, then an extra point of the harsher light appears in the same direction. Startled, he darts fast as an electric fox, and it turns out to be a correct decision as a rather wide, if not particularly intense beam of light appears, pathing from that bright point and through the place Cunsune was a moment ago. The beam disappears, leaving only a brighter spot on the wall, and then the beam’s source makes itself clear – a humanoid figure, standing six and a half feet tall, blending in quite well with the cave’s walls when immobile due to its composition – namely, it consists of crystals, possessing a less opaque, yet still white coloration. The edges and points of those look much sharper, though, posing a danger of cutting yourself on those in addition to still being painful to bump a head against – and it has spikes and sharp crystal edges to boot and other boot and much of the rest of its body as well.
With surprising speed, it charges at Cunsune! Must be a less dense kind of material than some other golems are made of.

Kat & John & Kirb @
Sypher latches onto a terrain feature with his whip and pulls himself away, the trajectory taking him nowhere near either of the fairy twins – which are nowhere near that golem, either. That direction also allowed him to totally avoid the wall of ice Darias threw up in front of himself and the summoner group.
All in all, the last golem’s explosion is quite underwhelming. The wave of violent elemental energies rolls over the landscape a little, including Melanie lying in the snow near the previous golem’s point of expiration – but, as all explosions, it doesn’t carry itself through air across distances too well, and no one pays much notice to it.

 
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Yeah well that sounds kinda like Egiool just with that time stuff and more humanoid.

 
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[Hey guys]

[It is only natural I take part in telling people what happens in fights, since I had a hand in establishing the idea. And also because Blood gave me the rights, it’s in the signup thread, even – I am apparently emergency.]

[My apologies for only doing this one pair of you, I might consider doing more but this was all done at a time during which I should’ve actually been sleeping]

Eric & William @
Outline moves towards the skeleton beside the shaft of the its glaive, keeping it away from her with one blade. As she takes the two steps forward, her other arm, holding her other blade, moves in a wide arc, ending at – or rather past – the skeleton’s very, very thin neck.
While that happens, Viper begins flapping his wings to rise as he spits a copious amount of venom at the shield which was approaching his mouth anyway. The first flap is enough to jolt Viper out of the way, the heavy shield lacking upward mobility – especially as its wielder decides to forego offense to protect himself from the toxic splash. Turning its head away further than a live human would, the skeleton sees Outline – she got some momentum going, and now sprints towards the skeleton, her arm continuing the previous movement, which probably can’t be called an arc any further. With its other hand, the skeleton raises its sword, dripping with Viper blood from the previous stab. The two blades clash, and the sword, already corroded by hitting Viper, loses to the shadow blade – the kukri strike breaks it off, at the cost of falling short of the skeleton swordsman. The sword blade clangs against the ground not long after the skeleton spearman’s head does.
The other skeleton swordsman raises its sword to the best of its ability, which turns out to be hampered – both of its shoulder joints corroded, courtesy of Viper’s earlier body slam leaving plenty of acid exudate on the skeleton’s back. Its sword horizontal and roughly level with its lack of diaphragm, it charges at Outline, aiming to skewer her.
The remaining skeleton archer decides it’d be no use trying to shoot into the melee, and aims at Viper instead, trying to lead the target. The erratic flapping of Viper’s wings makes that a futile effort, and the first thing the now-loosed arrow’s likely to meet is the chamber’s walls.

[as in that last arrow is still in flight is what I’m trying to say, not that it matters]

 
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Me and ocelot and BC want to Doom Engine with Escort (Defeat, Boss) with the reward pool being Chemical/Fire, Metal/Electric and Fire/Light (respectively), unless I’m misremembering. This is subject to change when Behemoth joins us, although I’d like to note that gosh he’s sure not here right now.

So we’re not exactly ready if we’re waiting for him, and that’s a pretty big if. I don’t mind Behemoth, but this could make the game slower and isn’t really in character for at least one participant to be in such a big groupe.

 
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So it’s initially a Purgatory and kinda Chaotic like a Sea?

 
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Arcady Feldman

On my way to the telprot room, I spot Derryk. He must’ve eaten, since he looks like he just came out of the dining haul… did I really spend so much time in the healing pool? That place’s scary. Still… that guy.

“Hello.” I greet him. That’s probably a thing I should’ve done.

“Oh, hey, what’sh up?”

“I’m on my way to the teleport room. Me and Joakim are planning on going to a dungeon.” Hold on, I actually have plans for once? This is… a nice feeling, actually.

“Oh, really? I wash, uh… eating. Yeah. I mean, I didn’t get musch food lasht night, sho…”

“I’m only ever not serious when I dress weird.” That’s true. “The food here is… perfect. It’s kind of scary.” I’m trying really hard to not submit to some kind of hedonism here.

“Yeah, it ish perfect. Perfectly delishioush! I mean, man, thish ish shome sherioushly good shtuff!”

“It’s prepared in some unnatural fashion, so that it tastes exactly the way it should. In some cases, it’s probably good, but I just find it creepy.”

“Well, I like it. It’sh real nische… but, well, to easch their own. Sho what are you gonna do, then?”

“As I mentioned, I’m going to the teleport room, and I’ll wait there until Joakim comes. He’s probably still soaking in that healing bath. It could be difficult to leave it, it just feels-sooo-good.” I can’t seem to find anything else to say but those two warnings.

“Aw, man, I need to go there too. Maybe I’ll get lucky and end up in one of thoshe schenesh wi- uh, a schenario where I need to presh buttonsh to clean myshelf…? Yyyyyyyeah, that’sh totally what I mean.” What?

I stare at Derryk for a few seconds with an expression on my face. He doesn’t say anything.

“I’ve got no idea what you meant.” I clarify.

“Uh, y’know. Like a minigaaaaammmeeeeee… wwwwwwith no hot girlsh in it at all. None. Sho… yeah, that short of schene.” That helped nothing. He’s weird.

“I don’t know, actually. I should go.” As soon as I respond, I start taking steps. Towards the telprot room. I don’t manage to take many of them before he says something again.

“Oh… uh, can I come with? I mean, like… with you. ‘Caushe, y’know, you sheem like you’d be willing to let me go with you, or whatever…” Huh.

“Okay.” Why not?

“…wait, really? No, like… no objectionsh, or anything?” Did he want me to deny him or what? Alright, let’s explain that from the ground up here.

“To be honest, we hardly know each other. I don’t know anything that’d make me not want to.”

Derryk sweeps his hands down, pointing at himself. That was probably supposed to mean something. Is he worried he couldn’t fit into a telprot booth? I don’t know what to respond to this gesture…

“As I was saying, come if you want to. I should go, I want to have a while to look at the teleport devices.” I eventually decide to backtrack the conversation to the part where I was leaving, and resume taking steps.

“Well, gee, I, uh… thanksh, man. I’ll come along, then.” I’m not putting any pressure on him, am I? It’s his choice he’s coming over.

My steps finally take me to the telprot room. I approach one of the booths and start tapping on the control panel, browsing the options. Yep, there’s the Doom Engine alright. It doesn’t take long until Derryk has another question, though.

“Sho whisch dungeon schould we go to?” Hey, fair point. I didn’t mention that.

“We agreed on the Doom Engine.” That’s what me and Joakim did. And…
“Right, that’s not changing. If you mind, you can’t come with us. This time.” I warn Derryk. Wouldn’t want to change the plan without Joakim knowing.

“Wait, what? Aww, why not? I’d be helpful!” Alright, I have to explain…

“It’s what we agreed on. I’m already changing the plan by including you, I don’t want to leave Joakim out.” …so I explain.

“Well, what’sh shtopping you from making it a three-pershon dungeon? That schould be a thing that you can do!” Well, certainly. I just looked that up on the control panel. But… did I ever say anything about leaving him out because there’s a person limit or something? Maybe. Or… ah. That’s what I could’ve said wrong! Alright, clarification coming up.

“Ah, you misunderstood! I meant – if you don’t want the Doom Engine, that’s a problem.” That me and Joakim have agreed to the Doom Engine isn’t changing, and I’m not leaving him out of the decision which one we’re going to.

Luckily, Derryk’s on board with that. “Huh? Oh, uh… no, I can go into the Doom Engine with you. I’d like to, acschually! That’d be good. For, y’know, keeping ourshelvesh alive.”

“Your summon’s medical?” I ask. Keeping our summons alive could be good, I admit.

“Well, no, but three fightersh ish generally better than two, ishn’t it?” I’d say I can’t argue with that, but that’d be a lie.

“If we don’t get in each other’s way.” I begin a counterargument, and then keep rambling on. “Both mine and Joakim’s summons are big clanking masses of metal, and… we actually had a friendly fire incident. The thing is, his summon didn’t mind my summon’s chains at all, so that’s good.” That’s certainly something to be considered. “That said, we probably could do with being diverse – if we came across something that has an advantage against big clanking masses of metal, we’d wish someone else was there. Like you!” I end on a positive note.

“Well, gee, ishn’t that jusht perfect? And what do you know, Alishon ish totally a dodgy type, sho the chains won’t be terrible either… oh, here sche ish now. Allie!” And just as she’s mentioned by name, Alison appears in the doorway. What a coincidence!
“You’re a really dodgy type of Entity, right?” That’s Derryk’s question, actually. You’d think he’d know, but I suppose Egiool is also full of mysterieS…

“W-well, um, yes… I th-think the approp-priate t-term would be, uh, “r-ranged striker”. O-or something like that." she responds, stuttering.

“Ranged? That’s good. Joakim’s summon, Archangel, is very much of a knight. Nothing should reach Alison if she stays back.” I comment to Derryk. I’ll admit, we’ve got a pretty good plan going here.

“Aweshome! Sho that’sh shettled, then. Let’sh go!” Man, he’s excited.

“As soon as Joakim gets here, certainly.” I quell his haste and return to browsing the settings.

Not talking much today, Egiool?
.experimenting on thinking while controlling this bodY
Ah, so that’s what it is. I’d like to warn you that soon we’ll be fighting.
.got iT

 
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Arcady Feldman

“Arguably, that’s what we’re here to do, right? The Doom Engine sounds like it’d be workable for us. Both of our summons are good with metal. Should we hurry?”
Actually…
“It might be wise not to stay in this pool for too long.”

 
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[Can’t seem to effort]

Arcady Feldman
I eat my meal with as much haste as I could will myself to give it without lessening the appreciation.
The toast was brown and toasty. It was fresh, not dried into a hardtack.
The orange juice was also fresh and pulpy, so it tasted really good, full of vitamins, and felt like drinking something with a terrycloth dishrag blended into it. Maybe I should’ve gone for tea.
The eggs were… honestly, they were like Cynthia – just perfect. The whites weren’t runny at all, with a consistent texture throughout, and the yolks were two globes on top of the white, not misshapen at all, and, unlike Cynthia’s two globes, full of runny yolk underneath a thin layer of non-runny yolk which went great with the toast. There’s no way those eggs came from a skillet anywhere, and that felt… unsettling, honestly.

It wasn’t a big meal, so I left without a word before Egiool could spot Kat beginning to smoke again. It is true I don’t like smoking – people paying their own money to cough and smell awful – and combined with Egiool’s lack of restraint, it made for this unpleasant situation. Or, well, it wasn’t this time, but could get tiresome later, so I didn’t want to provoke it further.

Looking around the hall for Joakim, I eventually stumble upon what looks like a really big, fairly shallow pool, with him relaxing inside. Observing the custom he started, I take off my footwear before stepping in.

…aaaaaaahhhhhhhh.
“This is exactly what I needed after yesterday!”
My aches melt away and I begin feeling like I should just stay in this pool forever. It’s apparently such a sobering thought that Egiool fishes me out right away. And, as usual, in the long run, he’s probably doing what’s best. I don’t even bother with standing up, any movement being a distraction from the remains of that feeling.
Eventually, though, time comes to do… something.
“Your summon mentioned talking business. What are your plans?”

[EDIT: Oh boy look at the timing]

 
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[Aw no fair I want to post now but I have little time so this is not the entire story just what you see I’ll probably post some personal story of what I did beforehand later]

Arcady Feldman
On my way to the dining place room hall, with Egiool following, I pass by Joakim, who’s going the other way – presumably having already eaten. Entering the hall, I take note of who’s in there already, seeing Kat smoking in there giving me a pang of some kind of feeling. Walking up to a food maker, I decide I don’t want a perfect breakfast just yet, so I get eggs with toast and a glass of orange juice – no bacon. As I receive the food, I hear some small sound, like a poof, only to see Kat’s cigarette finishing its arc through the air, knocked out of her mouth by a small Ramjet Ball. I try my best to look as sorry and shrunken away as I can. Goddamnit, Egiool! Can’t you stay put for a moment?

 
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Arcady Feldman
Well, I’ve decided on doing some things after this. First, I retreat to the commonly-accessible room with a computer and find the audience request program on it. Fancy. Addressee: Lapis, Content… let’s be concise here.
In the end, I decide to just write ’I’m sorry you had to bother with this.’ Send. Okay.
Egiool? Now’s a good time to find whoever you wanted to find. Are you up for being summoned?
.thinkinG
What does that mean?
.thinkinG
Should I summon you?
.nO .let me thinK
I’ll just go myself, then. Let me know who is it once you see him.
I go out into the main hall, into which some people have flooded as well. Looking around, I spot a big metal someone.
!that’s the onE
Got it.
With nerves steeled, I approach the… armor. I suppose he’s not all that tall compared to my summon, but definitely taller. Alright, now to begin.

“My summon has some matter to discuss with you. He’s not here physically right now.” I state my purpose. It’s the easiest way.

“Oh yeah I saw the thing, he got blasted in that arena battle just now right?” Huh? There’s someone else here? Glancing in his direction, I spot a young man with brown hair – but before I notice anything else or get to think of my response, my thoughts are interrupted by a metal sound.

WELL MET, PLEASE IGNORE THIS ONE AND STATE YOUR BUSINESS, OR, HIS BUSINESS, SHOULD I SAY.” Whoa. That was loud and metal, like a concert, probably – never been to one. That said, the actual contents of the message were loud – without a doubt – and clear.
Come to think of it… what’s Egiool’s business with him, anyway?
So what’d you want?
.some chains I launched hit hiM
That’s it?
.should apologizE .friendly firE
Alright, let’s formulate that… I hope he forgives me the drooling – I took a moment to communicate there. At least it gave me time to get accustomed to how loud his summon is.

“He claims he hit you during the fight with the shadows.” That’s concise.

“AH, I RECALL. BUT HE SHOULD WORRY NOT, AS ALL MEN MAKE MISTAKES DURING THE HEAT OF BATTLE.” He doesn’t mind. That’s a relief.

“Nevertheless, I apologize in his name.” Sticking to the formula here.

BUT FOR WHAT REASON IS YOUR ENTITY IN QUESTION DETAINED FROM SPEAKING THIS IN PERSON?” Detained? What gave him the idea? Maybe the chains.
You heard the question. Mind telling me?
.you humans always have bodieS .you have to cater to theM .sleeP .consumE .that is unlike my kinD .now ,only you can distract mE .you keep doing thaT .i’M thinkinG
He’s like all those parts of me I don’t show.

“He’s… thinking. I don’t really know. He doesn’t want to be embodied right now.” That’s as diplomatic as I can put it.

“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?" Of course, the armor’s knightly! And what’s that name… Swedish? Someone would’ve thought I’d know, but my ancestry’s… complicated. Either way, he asked for my name. That’s easy enough.

“My name is Arcady Feldman. My summon’s is… Egiool. I don’t refer to him using a name much.” And no wonder, that. I’d like to stay true to the way he says it, but… I’d probably need to practice saying that.

“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.” Right, the summoner’s probably been listening in. He sounds quite casual. Arc, though… that could get confusing. He likely meant his summon, but… names.

AND YOU, SIR, ARE OVERLY FORWARD.”

“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.” Are his eyes glinting? Well, I’ve seen more or less first-hand how this kind of thing ends… Let’s be honest here.

“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.”
.arcadY

“Heh, I guess it’s worth a shot anyway, if only just for the sake of asking.”
!arcadY
Didn’t you want not to be interrupted?
!take the chance to learn somethinG ?what do you think I diD
That was it? …fair point.
!you’ve been told you’ll be fighting herE !at other times you might not get a cushy box to sit iN
Fair point, fair point.

I’d say it won’t hurt to try, but that wouldn’t be true. I adjust my statement before running my mouth.
“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.” When in doubt, be overly general.

It seems like he’s really into it, because instead of questioning my change of mind, he just proceeded. “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.” Either start with basics or what? Nothing?

“Either that or nothing?” Whoops, I said it. “If the basics are relevant to not getting hurt, I see no reason not to.” After all, that’s what I’ve just been told to be after – ways to not get hurt.

He seems really encouraged by my response. “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.” I find myself convinced towards the idea more and more – it could have utility, even if just for when I trip for whatever reason.

Either way, it is about not getting hurt. “My point exactly. Alright, let’s go!”

And so I spend the next minutes repeatedly falling onto the floor. It’s honestly… not bad at all. Sure, no matter how I fall, there’s still some pain – the floor’s marble, not some kind of mat, and my clothes aren’t particularly thick or padded either. In fact, the first several falls hurt even more as my tries to follow the pointers he gave me were mostly thwarted by my lack of experience – running doesn’t require too much thinking or adjustment to circumstances, while falling proves itself to feature endless ever-so-slight variations in my velocity. But after what being linked with Egiool has put me through, I can honestly say I’ve had worse. In fact, I shudder to think what would it take to make me say I haven’t. Sometimes, he asked me to try throwing him – possibly to properly demonstrate to me what I should do by himself being put into such a situation. It doesn’t go well either – even not trying to resist, he still did, and my lack of technique beyond what he told me didn’t help me either.
Still, I find myself with no regrets. Maybe Egiool’s decisions aren’t as bad as they seem…

 
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Eh, let’s not overdo it with the arenas. That said, I have an idea…

Name: Nothing

Dominant Elements: Air

Description: A bubble of air, 100 meters in diameter, placed in an empty stretch of outer space and enclosed by a forcefield which possesses a similar refractive index. Gravitational influence from outside sources is minimal.

 
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Arcady Feldman

“!craP !eeeeeeeeE” Egiool fixes his cry as he considers his approaching situation. In his panic, chains fly out in every direction, tethered to him – about a dozen of them hits the fissure’s edges, the rest fail to find support and swing down as he’s braked. Some scrap, disturbed by the shock, falls off Egiool and down the hole.
A pair of halogen lightbulb-looking eyes stares at Lapis.
“.I missed you” states Egiool.
A small arm on Egiool’s… side that’s on top of him right now straightens, then swings at Lapis, sending a very small Farclaw.
?where noW
I don’t know, Egiool. You have amazing freedom of movement, zipping to and fro – I’m groundbound. If I were you, I’d be dizzy.
.maybe I am thaT
It’s not the fall that kills you – and while Egiool isn’t dead, he sure just lost a lot of speed. If it was possible to tell – and it is with some kind of omnipotent scrutiny, surely employed by at least one person present – Egiool would be noted as being somewhat larger than before, his body stretched between his anchoring points.
Which is likely the reason for which I feel like I pulled a lot of muscles just now.
Egiool decides to just hang in there while pulling himself back to normal size.

 
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Arcady Feldman

Egiool spends the few seconds he has digging himself out of rubble and righting himself before he delivers a splendid both-legged kick to the golem.
Well, it’s the golem that moved into his feet, so it didn’t really count, on second thought.
Being hit from above, Egiool’s forced into the ground like a nail. Then the golem forms its hand into a Vulcan salute kind of gesture and slides Egiool’s protruding feet into the gap between its fingers and removes him like a hammer.
“.you are not my opponenT” states Egiool, then punches the golem in the jewels. The golem seems unfazed.
“.very well if yer ganging up on me I suppose it is morphing timE” mumbles Egiool with a pout, assuming his battle form. As his limb setup radically changes, where his feet once were, only junk remains. A quick Ramjet Ball blasts Egiool away, leaving the golem holding a funny muffler. Another one blasts him far overhead.
“!granD !skY !faiiiiiiiiL” yells Egiool, the din of assorted metal sounding to the side of his voice as a third and final Ramjet Ball increases his downwards velocity, sending him on a collision course with Lapis. “!carpE”