Shikoku

Terra-Cotta Tussle

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Mike: Evening all! Lemme just find my notes…

  • Mike finds a note in his notes of “oh yeah this other thing (I should look that up)”
    Mike: Goddamnit past-Mike.
    Mike: Always screwing present-Mike over with your poor decisions!
    Mike: Well, I guess I’ll just do something stupid. That’ll show future-Mike!
    Mike: …Hrm. I feel like my plan has a flaw.
    DNA: Because that worked SO well last week, didn’t it?
    Mike: Apparently, since past-Mike is over there, not doing the thing that would help me.
    Mike: Smug bastard. He’s lucky he’s handsome, and also totally unreachable by the currently-known laws of physics.
    Mike: But I was able to find it, at least.
    DNA: You found past-Mike!?
    DNA: Take that, laws of physics.
    Mike: He’s the man in the mirror.
    Mike: Oh, and I need to dig out this other thing, too, probably…
    TBG: Is it a time machine?
    TBG: Don’t forget to load in the crystals.
    Mike: I’m sure it’ll be fine without them.
    Warning: Temporal Rift imminent.
    Mike: Iiiii’m sure it’s supposed to do that!
    Mike: What Trainer Level are you guys, now? 21? Sounds like 21 from the end of the last log…
    TBG: 21 Confirmed
    DNA: 21.3
    Mike: Alright, got a thing ready because now I know a shenanigan might occur. I now expect you all to subvert or circumscribe it.
    Mike: And we’re still lacking a Molly and an Ava. Hrm.
    GrayGriffin: Ping them on Skype?
    Mike: Yep, s’what I’m doing.
    Mike: I may follow that up with a text if they aren’t here shortly.
    Mike: Alright, they’re both on their way, it sounds like.
    Mike: In the meantime, does anyone have any questions or bookkeeping they need done?
    DNA: Ah, bookkeeping, right, I should check that.
    Mike: Heh. See, this is why I ask. :3
    Avara has connected.
    Mike: It’s an Ava!
    Mike: Now we require only a Rob.
    Molly has connected.
    Mike: There we go!
    TBG: HAIL. HAIL., THE GANG’S ALL HERE
    DNA: DNA is buffeted by the hail!
    TBG: IT’S FUN TO BE TOGETHER, IN ANY KINDA WEATHER
    Mike: Pff.
    When we last left our heroes, they had watched nature take its course, and then intervened. Now, at the top of the mountain-path, they found a small batallion of terra-cotta soldiers, and a regally dressed terra-cotta general atop a commanding peak.
    Jericho: “You know, this is different from my usual struggles with law enforcement.”
    The sky is gray and dark, and you can smell the decaying leaves in the clearing. Craters dot the landscape, left over from some long-forgotten battle.
  • Pirta flutters to rest atop a stone, off to the side. She isn’t sure why the humans and their Pokemon have stopped here, but she supposes it’s interesting enough.
    Mike: At present, the soldiers and the general figure seem to be still, just stone. Perhaps they need to be woken up?
    Avara: hmm
    Mike: (( Ah, players thinking. Always a dangerous sign. ))
  • Henrietta steps up onto the first rise of the area, letting Chihiro and Ecran out of their Pokeballs in the process.
    GrayGriffin is disconnected.
    Avara: ecran needs an upgrade from kirlia to sacremiko
    Mike: Lemme see if I have that at-hand!
    GrayGriffin has connected.
    Mike: Mm, not transparented. I can do that.
    Molly: ((Temple 11 map?))
    Avara: 12
    Avara: 11 is where grumpy sleepy dead dragon is
    Mike: 12 now. Alright, image ready. Lemme just get to the token…
    Avara: 12 is where the human half of his body is
    DNA: Going to go pull up a FF6 Battle theme on loop now, to be thematically appropriate
    Molly is disconnected.
    Ecran: (( Ready on your PC box! ))
    Molly has connected.
    Avara: and now on the map
    Surolam: (( did i miss anything? ))
    Avara: just henrietta stepping up onto the hill and some token arranging.
    Mike: Yep! A little scene-setting. NBD.
    Mike: Anyway!
    Avara: does approaching provoke the soldiers of stone and clay?
    Mike: Henrietta, you had just stepped forward. The soldiers surrounding you do not move, though it’s hard not to shake the feeling of being watched, somehow.
  • Henrietta continues to move forward, gesturing for the others to follow.
  • Surolam gets nudged forward by Kiir.
    Player “Dawn” is not connected.
    You whisper to GrayGriffin: You can feel half a spirit watching you, from above. Though the statue does not move, you can sense the vaguest of stirring at your mere presence on the field.
    Molly: “So what are all of these here for?”
  • Henrietta will, if not interrupted, walk right up to the raised platform that the Wyvereign is on.
    Surolam: “They have a presence, of some sort.”
    Henrietta: “The soldiers that he leads, when woken, one presumes.”
    Surolam: “I can feel life stirring in them.”
    Altair Azure whispers: Can I sense life from them as I would objects? Or not?
    Avara: so how far up is he actually?
    You whisper to DNA: The soldiers, yes. The general, no.
    Mike: The general figure is height 5 up from you. You’d have to climb or fly to get up there.
    Altair Azure: “Hm, so the soldiers are objects, but the general isn’t. …Makse sense, I suppose.”
    Avara: i need to start investing ranks in focus so i can have more range on my telepathy, it seems
    Mike: Heh. >:3
    Surolam: (( Raltsian ladder ))
    Jericho: “Hmm… I wonder how much one of these statues is worth at a museum?”
    You whisper to GrayGriffin: You can feel a kind of calculating, undirected rage from the general, up above. The tense-ness of always being about to attack, but frozen in time – a war movie on pause, the bugle about to be blown.
    Altair Azure: “I’m sure it’d be plenty, if you could actually lift and take one with you.” A slight modicum of snark.
  • Henrietta throws a rock at the general, not with intent to harm, just to get his attention.
    You whisper to Avara: You get a vague telepathic feeling – there’s definitely some kind of spirit to the general’s statue, exuding force of will. It feels ever-poised to attack, like you had a thumb on the end of a chapter, but had yet to turn the page.
    Wyvereign (Human): 8
  • Henrietta then sends a telepathic message in the general’s general direction.
    Surolam: “…I can feel the general, as well.”
    Wyvereign (Human): * Such simple defacement doesn’t do anything to his countenance. The rock bounces off. But – what’s youre telepathic message?
    Henrietta whispers: It is a strange general indeed that seeks to place himself above any queen he might serve.
    Altair Azure: “……You can?”
    Altair Azure: “Oh, right. That’s because he’s dragonkin.”
    Surolam: “Most likely, yes. He’s…quite tense.”
    You whisper to DNA: And still, you cannot. The terra-cotta soldiers around you have the vaguest sense of being alive. You could reach out to talk to them… but they are stoic. They will not speak, not because they cannot, but because they choose – have been ordered? – to not.
    You whisper to DNA: Alive in that object-y way, not the heartbeat-and-breathing way.
    Mike: (( Building a little atmosphere~ ))
    Mike: Ah, I see the message. One moment…
    Altair Azure: “Tense? As in annoyed, or…or like ready to spring?”
    You whisper to Avara: The general’s mind seems to awaken, as if struck across the face with a glove.
    Wyvereign (Human): * The general’s stone body begins to move, shaking off centuries of dust. Slowly. His mouth opens, his limbs move.
    Jericho: “Maybe like ‘past tense’?”
    Surolam: “Ready to attack.”
    Wyvereign (Human): “AAAAaaaaaatttttaaaacccckk!” In slow motion, his arm swings down, drawing a sword longoriously… But on the upswing, his body begins to speed up, returning to full alacrity.
    Surolam: “…like that, exactly.”
    Terra-Cotta Knight 1: * At his command, the soldiers begin to move as well, shaking off their dust of ages. They, too, draw – to arms!
    Altair Azure: “Ah.” He bends his knees and gets into position.
    Wyvereign (Human): Initiative = 15
    Terra-Cotta Knight 1: Initiative = 5
    Terra-Cotta Knight 2: Initiative = 5
    Terra-Cotta Knight 3: Initiative = 5
    Terra-Cotta Knight 4: Initiative = 5
    Terra-Cotta Knight 5: Initiative = 5
    Terra-Cotta Knight 6: Initiative = 5
    Terra-Cotta Knight 7: Initiative = 5
    Terra-Cotta Knight 8: Initiative = 5
    Terra-Cotta Knight 9: Initiative = 5
    Terra-Cotta Knight 10: Initiative = 5
    Terra-Cotta Knight 11: Initiative = 5
    Terra-Cotta Knight 12: Initiative = 5
    Henrietta: Initiative = 5
    Kiir: Initiative = 13
    Surolam: Initiative = 10
    Jemyn Temyta: Initiative = 10
    Zojiik: Initiative = 5
    Chihiro: Initiative = 12
    Chest full of Aetrin: Initiative =
    Shepherd’s Crook: Initiative =
    Beverly: Initiative = 5
    Starcatcher: Initiative = 2
    Molly: Initiative = 7
    Ecran: Initiative = 2
    Ianthe: Initiative =
    Gramaan: Initiative = 13
    Jil Joti: Initiative = 5
    Stin: Initiative = 10
    Jericho: Initiative = 25
  • Henrietta proceeds to scold the general telepathically, disappointment on her face.
    Jericho has received initiative.
    Altair Azure: Mike, I’m not in Initiative at all
    You whisper to Avara: . o O ( Who dares to insult my loyalty to the Empire?) His mental voice is unperturbed by the telepathic contact.
    Mike: Whups!
    Hajime: Initiative = 23
    Altair Azure: Initiative = 28
    Blue-Blaze: Initiative =
    Jericho: (( fixed my init- both in the queue and on the sheet ))
    Mike: You were hiding! Slightly below where I was!
    Henrietta whispers: “And really, is that any way to greet someone? Certainly, you are ready for battle, but to not even know your opponent? I was told you were wise, not a mindless killer. I am Henrietta, Noblesse and last of my line, descended from lost Raltesia.”
    DNA: oogyboogy
    You whisper to Avara: You will be able to attempt to negotiate or talk him down during your turn. You can tell it will take some doing – but it won’t be impossible.
    Mike: Anyway. Jericho! The soldiers are starting to move, but you’re faster than any stone.
    Mike: Also, they bunched up in initiative quite a bit. I think I never shuffled up their SPDs. Hope you can batter some down, or batten your hatches, before they move.
    Molly: Reset Molly’s init
    Molly: Initiative = 11
  • Jericho sighs. “I guess we’re doing this.” He palms a Poke Ball, tossing it into the fray (Shift Action), then quickly whips out a stone to hurl at TCK-9! 0 vs Physical Evade!
    Molly: Molly’s Radius is currently 3 meters.
    Jericho: (( Let me grab the token, but continue anyways. I have to adjust stats. ))
    Terra-Cotta Knight 9: * That’ll miss, unfortunately! Sounds like you’re good to go then.
    Altair Azure has received initiative.
    Molly: ((wait, did we level up to 21 last session..?))
    DNA: Yeah, we did.
    DNA: (Only 3? Wasn’t it 4 or 5 before?)
    Molly: ((…then it’s a radius of 4))
    Molly: ((I was miscounting. I thought it was based on Ranks, but it’s based on Features.))
    DNA: Aha.
  • Altair Azure isn’t sure what or how they’ll move first, so he gets into position, and calms his mind.
    Hajime has received initiative.
    Mike: Understood.
    Altair Azure: Altair Azure has had it’s Sp.Attack modified by 1 stages.
    Altair Azure: Altair Azure has had it’s Sp.Defense modified by 1 stages.
  • Hajime does much the same thing, igniting his body.
    Hajime: Hajime has had it’s Speed modified by 1 stages.
  • Pirta is startled by SUDDENLY FIRE but doesn’t run away.
    Jericho: Jericho is healed and gains 3 ability points. Current Ability Points: 8, Maximum Ability Points: 8
    DNA: End of turn; Hajime will move up a tick in initiative next round.
    Jericho: (( Oh, btw, Greenback is now on the battlefield ))
    Wyvereign (Human): “Soldiers! Humans of Raltesia! For too long, you have been looked down upon by the Empress and the Noblesse. Your minds unable to speak aloud, able only to lift air and thought!”
    Wyvereign (Human): “Today, we show them the nobility and usefulness of humanity. We make them regret every remark and every snub, not through rebellion, but through success. Now go – strike, and overrun their ramparts!”
  • Wyvereign (Human) commands his soldiers to Recklessly Advance! All of them, at once.
    Jericho: “It’s only success if you win, moron!”
    Stin: “Damnit, he’s lost in a memory…!”
    Kiir has received initiative.
    Altair Azure: “So he’s a sort of commander as well. If that’s true…”
    Jericho: “Eh, he’s still nowhere near as intimidating as Cap’n Kit.”
    Greenback: Initiative = 10
  • Stin is going this round.
    Mike: Gotcha!
    Gramaan has received initiative.
    Chihiro has received initiative.
    Mike: Ava! Chihiro, or Ecran, acting this round?
    Avara: chihiro, but i had to fix their tokens
    Avara: haven’t updated them in a WHILE
    Surolam: (( So I didn’t have Surolam transform back from the last fight, would I have to use Scale Shield again to have her keep her form/CS boost? Since she didn’t get to fight at all last time ))
    Avara: … actually, i’ll use ecran this turn. and need ecran’s init updated.
    Ecran: Initiative = 2
    Avara: … stares at init macro
    Surolam: (( Did you edit the MSPE bit? ))
    Avara: i’ll do that now. i entered init manually.
    Avara: done.
    Mike: So, the previous encounter ended. But as for being transformed, uh, let’s say you could remain in that form between fights, just because of all the draconic chutzpah on this mountain?
    Mike: As in I’m not going to make you un-transform and re-transform because I’m not a total jerk.
    Avara: resort init and move on in turns
    Molly has received initiative.
    Molly: Molly shuffled closer to her allies and focused her energy!
    Mike: Resorted!
    Molly: Done
    Molly: Ecran now gets Molly’s bonuses!
    Surolam has received initiative.
  • Surolam lands on a rock and ROARS.
    Surolam: (( We finally have a Dragon-type opponent in the battle, I presume? ))
    Mike: The general is Dragon-type, yes.
    Mike: The soldiers are not.
    DNA: +2 gogo
    Molly: ((I added Molly’s Commander stuff to her lable, along with the radius. Those are all +s for allies, -s for penalties.))
    Surolam: Surolam has had it’s Attack modified by 2 stages.
    Mike: Hoo-ee. Molly makes fights ugly. I missed that!
    Surolam: (( Done ))
    DNA: I missed her too.
    Surolam: (( She can’t Regal Challenge the general yet, not within range ))
    Molly: ((DR penalties don’t apply to enemies that don’t have DR. It doesn’t lower defenses or anything))
    Avara: the general is a butt who likes standing high above all the everyones in the world.
    Avara: joking. but, he is really high up.
    Mike: I gave him an imposing cliff to be on top of.
    Mike: Now, there’s also a reason he’s up there.
    Mike: …but I won’t say more than that.
    Jericho: (( because he’s a damn coward who won’t fight his own battles ))
    Surolam: (( Next in initiative? ))
    Jemyn Temyta has received initiative.
    Stin has received initiative.
    Mike: Sorry! Thought you were about to do a thing. It’s hard for me to tell sometimes.
    Jericho: (( good thing we have two ranged attackers, access to flight, and a dragoon. ))
  • Stin floats forward.
    Mike: Also things like the Push technique, and, oh hey, an HM that lets you drag opponents to you, I do believe.
    Stin: “Listen to me! Your battle is over!”
    Stin: “You have no more reason to fight!”
    Jericho: (( I totally forgot that HM. ))
    Stin: “I know how it is to repeat the same moment, over and over again…but you can break free!”
    Stin whispers: Evolution now!
    Mike: * A cutscene whirs up on the disc!
    Shepherd’s Crook: And me!
    Mike: Stin evolves!
    Stin: “You don’t have to keep fighting the same fight, over and over again!”
    Stin: (( Charm check? ))
    it’s a Dramatic Evolution!
    Mike: Charm is one of the skills that can be used to end his need to battle, yes. For Dramatic Evolution, you roll the maximum possible roll for your skill check.
    Mike: So all those Xd6’s are just 6’s.
    Molly: Molly uses Specialist! The charm check is +50%
  • Mike hands a bunch of cubes, all labeled ‘6’, to Dawn.
    Avara: can we both specialist the same roll?
    Molly: Not the same roll, but you can adjust his resist DC
    Jericho: (( basically doubling the result? ))
    Mike: blink I… oh man. Nothing about Dramatic Evolution says it cannot be affected by things that affect skill rolls.
    Avara: then yeah, henrietta will reinforce the message of passed time telepathically, aimed specifically at the general to lower his opposed check by half.
    Mike: So… you can do anything to it you could do to any other roll.
    Stin: (( Anyone else got something to modify it? ))
    Molly: ((If I was closer, you’d get +2))
    Mike: I think this is basically a Limit Break of a skill check.
    Stin: 37.5 Charm!
    Avara: so whatever general rolls to oppose that Charm is halved. and it’s facing a ridiculous charm check to begin with.
    Avara: roll to see how big an impact it has on him?
    Mike: Ah, here it is.
    Mike: > LIMIT BREAK
    Shift
    Moves
    Orders
    Items
    DNA: That’s some hardcore color sorcery.
    Mike: Long story, I’ll tell you later. ANYWAY.
    Jericho: (( At least it’s sorcery and not wizardry. ))
  • Mike does some additional GM sorcery: he throws some of his notes out the window.
  • TBG cringes at the crash and screams that results from this.
  • GrayGriffin fistpumps.
    Wyvereign (Human): O.O The words seem to echo in the general’s mind. He staggers, his half-spirit reeling. “Uh-I…”
    DNA: Well then.
  • Jericho blinks.
    Wyvereign (Human): Stin, you can see it crossing his face: that same moment of realization, the weight of hundreds of years re-asserting itself on him, realizing that he is no longer the man he once was.
  • Wyvereign (Human) sinks to his knees. He’s dumbfounded.
    Mike: A mechanical note: This has good news, and bad news.
    Stin: (( Oh crap. ))
    Mike: The good news is that this basically puts the general out of the fight. Unless you do further stuff to him, he’s got a lot to think about.
    Mike: The bad news is twofold:
    Mike: A. His previous Orders will stand, for this round. So all his soldiers still have that bonus of Reckless Advance.
    Mike: B. Even when the orders end, his soldiers will still fight on, albeit in a less organized fashion.
    Mike: So the fight isn’t over. But… Well. Imagine fighting you guys as a group, and then imagine fighting you guys as a group while Molly sits the fight out.
    Mike: That’s what you just did right there.
    Greenback has received initiative.
    Wyvereign (Human): “My leige… My country… I remember it now. The splendorous cities consumed by darkness, the people fleeing, my rage and impotent anger…”
    Mike: Greenback! The terra-cotta soldiers are still on the move.
    Mike: They’re just very slow. Stiff joints, and all.
    Stin: (( Maybe we should actually fight them now ))
    Mike: I recommend violence! They’re gonna try it, too.
    Mike: We’ll see how it works out. It’s like science, but then someone bleeds.
    Avara: so it’s like mad science.
    Avara: we do what we must because we can.
  • Greenback shuffles back and sends out a prehensile vine to strike at TCK 9! 11 vs Physical Evade!
    Greenback: 30 Physical grass Damage!
    Mike: Gamemaster science!
    We plan it all out, to make, it up.
    For the fun of our play-ers
    (’cept when they skip out on us)

Now it’s no sense crying over every skipped fate
You just keep on trying ‘till you stay up too late
And the game gets done
A neat module you run
For the players who are
Still Awake~
Terra-Cotta Knight 9: Terra-Cotta Knight 9 loses 40 hit points.
Terra-Cotta Knight 9 was injured!
Terra-Cotta Knight 9 suffered Massive Damage!
Terra-Cotta Knight 9: * The vine whip-cracks away at the soldier’s pottery armor, slipping into the cracks and widening them!
Terra-Cotta Knight 9: The injury lowered the Speed stat!
Terra-Cotta Knight 9: The injury lowered the Special Defense stat!
Terra-Cotta Knight 9: Terra-Cotta Knight 9 has had it’s Speed modified by -1 stages.
Terra-Cotta Knight 9: Terra-Cotta Knight 9 has had it’s Sp.Defense modified by -1 stages.
Molly: “They look weak to grass. They really might be stone, or dirt. Whatever the case may be.”
Terra-Cotta Knight 9: 4
Ecran has received initiative.
Starcatcher: “I’ll tell you what they are. Just too staggered for me to Line them up!”

  • Ecran will use Lucky Chant and end turn. Party can cancel up to 3 critical hits aimed our way.
    Altair Azure: “…weak to Grass? That’s…good to know.”
    Jemyn Temyta: “They were soldiers once, after all!”
    Jemyn Temyta: “Formations are important!”
    Jericho: "I mean, we can always just hit them. And if that doesn’t work, we can hit them harder.
    Mike: A lucky chant echoes throughout the field of battle!
    Mike: be sure to drop some tokens for it, or I can do it.
    Beverly: “You sound more like Molly by the day.”
    Mike: Hoo boy, here we go.
  • Hajime stifles a chuckle.
    Terra-Cotta Knight 1: (( Hrmmmm… okay yeah they can attack the Raltses. THey weren’t told not to. ))
    Avara is disconnected.
    TBG is disconnected.
    GrayGriffin is disconnected.
    Molly is disconnected.
  • Terra-Cotta Knight 1 steps up to Chihiro, and attempts to Slash with his clay sword! 3 v.DefEva!
    Avara has connected.
    GrayGriffin has connected.
    Avara: mike what did you do
    DNA: * Terra-Cotta Knight 1 steps up to Chihiro, and attempts to Slash with his clay sword! 3 v.DefEva!
    DNA: He did that
    Molly has connected.
    TBG has connected.
    Avara: hits
    Terra-Cotta Knight 1: 32 Physical Normal damage – it’s an extra-Reckless hit, leaving him open to counterattack, and removing his Evasions until his next turn!
    Chihiro: Chihiro loses 17 hit points.
  • Terra-Cotta Knight 2 will also Slash at Chihiro, as the closest target! 10 v.DefEva!
    Terra-Cotta Knight 2: 32 Physical Normal Reckless damage!
    Molly: TCK is in Molly’s range!
    Terra-Cotta Knight 3: Yep! Lesse.
  • Terra-Cotta Knight 3 attacks Ecran with a more forceful hit, with the pommel of his pottery blade – a Bone Clubbing! -6 v.DefEva!
    Terra-Cotta Knight 3: o.O Natural 1.
    DNA: Crit fail!
    Terra-Cotta Knight 3: The GM should be SOMEWHAT MEAN!
    Chihiro: Chihiro loses 17 hit points.
  • Terra-Cotta Knight 3 not only misses, but drops his clay blade! Until he picks it up, he can’t do any of his Physical Melee moves!
  • Terra-Cotta Knight 4 attacks Molly with a more forceful hit, with the pommel of his pottery blade – a Bone Clubbing! 8 v.DefEva!
    Molly: hi
    Terra-Cotta Knight 4: 44 Physical Ground damage, no additional effects. But it’s a Reckless attack, leaving the soldier open!
    Molly: (( does that include the -8 damage?))
    Terra-Cotta Knight 5: Oh! No it did not.
    Terra-Cotta Knight 5: Derp herp.
    Molly: 17
    Molly: Molly loses 17 hit points.
  • Terra-Cotta Knight 5 moves towards Beverly, and swings in a Slash! 0 v.DefEva!
    Terra-Cotta Knight 5: Er, Starcatcher.
    Starcatcher: “Woop!”
    Terra-Cotta Knight 5: And that’s a miss. Kirlia are tough to hit!
  • Terra-Cotta Knight 6 moves up, and attempts to Bone Club Surolam! 2 v.DefEva!
    Terra-Cotta Knight 6: With her Physical Evasion? Pssh. The blade barely registers against her scales.
    Surolam: tink
    Terra-Cotta Knight 7: Hrm. The woman before him is wakwardly placed. The soldier stabs the ground, and summons a whirl of Sand around Beverly to enTomb her!
    Terra-Cotta Knight 7: 1 v.SpDefEva, including Mollypain.
    Avara: brb
    Beverly: “Wuh-oh!” Hit.
    Terra-Cotta Knight 7: 12 Special Ground damage, and she’s now in a Vortex. Including the -8 damage.
    Beverly: Beverly loses 7 hit points.
    Beverly: ((Vortex does what again? No moving or no escaping?))
    DNA: slowed, trapped, and lose 1/10 max HP at start of turn.
    DNA: DC is made at end of turn to escape; it starts at 20 and goes down by 6 each time after.
    Stin: (( trapped doesn’t matter since Molly doesn’t use Pokeballs ))
    DNA: sorry, DC is at start of turn, right after the damage.
  • Terra-Cotta Knight 8 Shores Up his defenses. Crap, lemme double-check this move…
    DNA: Thank you, character sheet, for remembering things I didn’t!
    DNA: Shore Up is a healing move, though
    Terra-Cotta Knight 8: Yeah, you’re right. Derp.
    Avara: i’m back. i got a thing
    Terra-Cotta Knight 8: Okay, never mind that. Instead, he turns and moves to attack Molly!
  • Terra-Cotta Knight 8 swings his blade in a Slashing arc! 11 v.DefEva! Flanking negates that penalty to hit.
    Terra-Cotta Knight 8: 31 And Molly’s penalty negates the commander’s bonus!
    Terra-Cotta Knight 8: so that much Normal Physical damage to the cat.
    Molly: Molly loses 12 hit points.
    DNA: After that, you lose your evasion and whatnot, etc etc
  • Terra-Cotta Knight 10 attempts to Bone Club Beverly, since she’s right there! 11 v.DefEva!
    Beverly: Donk
    Terra-Cotta Knight 10: Hit, Flinch, and Trip, because of the Reckless Advance! 27 Physical Ground damage, and now he’s Reckless’d!
    Beverly: Beverly loses 22 hit points.
  • Terra-Cotta Knight 11 attempts to attack the dangerous goat with a Sand Tomb! 6 v.SpDefEva on the goat!
    Terra-Cotta Knight 11: 26 Special Ground damage, and Vortex!
    Terra-Cotta Knight 12: FINALLY, this last Knight moves on Kiir, and attacks with a Bone Club-ing! -3 v.DefEva!
    Terra-Cotta Knight 12: And totally whiffs.
  • Kiir coils around, avoiding the attack completely.
    Henrietta has received initiative.
  • Henrietta continues to telepathically communicate with the shocked general. While she’s not actively using any magic, her aura is tinged with aspects of Heroism, Knowledge, and Law, gripping tightly onto the psychic connection they’d established previously.
    Greenback: Greenback loses 5 hit points.
  • Greenback is more inconvienced than hurt
    Henrietta whispers: . o O (Collect yourself, soldier! Yes, time has passed. Yes, the world has changed and left you behind. But you have your duty yet to fulfill, and your duty as yet is to keep your soldiers from attacking those innocent of harming Raltesia’s people and heritage. You can face the ramifications of time later, but right now, get the FUCK UP.)
    Wyvereign (Human): Those are all high points, so I’ll keep that in mind. Also: You are both Raltesian, and Noblesse, which also help. These are all in your favor.
    Avara: unfortunately that’s more Command than Charm, so my roll isn’t really great for this check.
    Avara: 14 Command.
  • Wyvereign (Human) staggers to his feet.
    Wyvereign (Human): He shakes his head, attempting to clear it. That he is, literally, only half a man, doesn’t help… But perhaps it gives him some room for clarity.
    Wyvereign (Human): “Y… Yes. Aye, m’liege.”
    Zojiik has received initiative.
    Kiir: (( Stin already went ))
    Beverly has received initiative.
    Jil Joti has received initiative.
    Terra-Cotta Knight 9: Oh hey, this guy got slowed!
  • Terra-Cotta Knight 9 steps forward, and tries to bash the goat in the face with a Bone Club! 1 v.DefEva!
    Terra-Cotta Knight 9: Yeah NOPE.
    Starcatcher has received initiative.
  • Greenback blocks the attack with his horns
    Starcatcher: Starcatcher aims an Icy Wind straight north!
    Starcatcher: Powder Snow! Not Icy Wind!
    Starcatcher: 6 Special Evasion!
  • Terra-Cotta Knight 5 is caught in the blast!
    Starcatcher: 54 Special Ice Damage!
    Starcatcher: Done
    Terra-Cotta Knight 5: Terra-Cotta Knight 5 loses 88 hit points.
    Terra-Cotta Knight 5 was injured!
    Terra-Cotta Knight 5 suffered Massive Damage!
    Terra-Cotta Knight 5 fainted!
    It’s a One-Hit Knock Out!
    Jericho: (( Well. SOMEBODY is weak to ice. ))
  • Terra-Cotta Knight 5 is caught in the icy blast. Freezes over. And shatters.
    Starcatcher: Starcatcher gives her staff a twirl!
    Avara: wow~.
  • Stin should have a init of 14 after evolving, btw.
    Avara: i love ice type.
    Jericho: (( It’s great offensively ))
    Starcatcher: “Who else wants a piece of Starcatcher the Magnificent!”
    Ianthe has received initiative.
    Jericho has received initiative.
    Jericho: (( too bad almost everything else is offensively good against it. ))
    Mike: Going ‘round the horn!
    Pirta: “(Wh-whoaaaaa~)”
    Avara: not really even ’almost everything’. its weaknesses are common, but not many in number.
    Avara: so in PAGE it’s actually less of a concern, really.
    Mike: It is like a giant enemy crab. You can hit its weak points for massive damage.
  • Jericho hops up. He’s gotta get to work swiping things if he’s gonna loot anything from this encounter. 2 vs Physical Evade!
    Mike: But Ava’s right that it isn’t quite as bad as could be, or seems in the games.
    Terra-Cotta Knight 9: Le hit!
    Avara: take it from a former and future ice ace.
    Jericho: 37 Physical Dark Damage and le swipeage
    Terra-Cotta Knight 9: It’s been a while, remind me – do you decide what you swipe, or do I?
    Terra-Cotta Knight 9: Terra-Cotta Knight 9 loses 27 hit points.
    Jericho: (( Uh… ))
    Jericho: (( I think we’ve done it both ways before ))
    Starcatcher: ((The swiper, all slots but body if I remember))
    DNA: I think the user of Thief chooses, if I remember my notes correctly.
    Player “Dan” is not connected.
    You whisper to TBG: He’s got a terra-cotta blade, a terra-cotta helmet, and a terra-cotta cape. They all seem a little fragile, now that they’re animated.
  • Jericho lashes out with a hand… and swipes himself a terra-cotta cape. Chicks dig capes.
    Avara: a cape made of clay. that sounds heavy, but potentially very handy if it moves like a cape.
  • Terra-Cotta Knight 9 ‘s SPD Eva is reduced to 0! Besides recklessness.
    Hajime has received initiative.
    Jericho: (( …you mean to tell me this cape grants speed evasion? ))
    Avara: that sounds like aces for you, dude.
    Jericho: (( Oh heck yeah ))
    Hajime: Tumbling at full pelt! 28 DC 24
    Mike: I meant it when I said it was fragile though. :3
    Starcatcher: ((And it lets you blend in to your surroundings. If your surroundings are clay))
    Avara: we can ensorcell it later.
    Jericho: (( meaning it’ll break under certain circumstances ))
  • Hajime runs right on up the ridge too fast for TC12 to follow.
    Molly: Molly gives Hajime a glance and a nod before returning her attention to her enemies.
    Avara: if henrietta can enchant a boat to be a self-repairing battlefield, it stands to reason she can durability up robin hood’s cape.
    Hajime: Hajime glances and nods back, then slams his fist right into TC7. 2 vs Physical
    Terra-Cotta Knight 7: hiiiiiit, but ever so barely.
    Hajime: Should’ve spent an AP. Ah well, it works, so Five-Strike check 5
    Hajime: 3 times
    Terra-Cotta Knight 7: Bam bam bam whiff whiff!
    Hajime: “Oraoraora!” 83 Physical Fire damage to TC7.
    Terra-Cotta Knight 7: Terra-Cotta Knight 7 loses 73 hit points.
    Terra-Cotta Knight 7 was injured!
    Terra-Cotta Knight 7 suffered Massive Damage!
    Terra-Cotta Knight 7 fainted!
    It’s a One-Hit Knock Out!
    Terra-Cotta Knight 7: * The soldier is totally wrecked by that combo. His clay pieces shatter, blacking and cracking from the heat.
    Jericho: (( geeeet dunked on ))
    Hajime: “…Good.” His wrists snap with a crackle of heat. 9End turn)
    Altair Azure has received initiative.
    Molly: “That gives me room to back up.”
    DNA: Now, who do I go for next…
    Mike: I mean, Ava’s crew is a little surrounded.
    Jericho: (( ah, nothing like reducing your enemies to a burning pile of slag ))
    DNA: True, but I can’t get that far yet. So…
    Jericho: (( that’s why fire is my favorite type ))
  • Mike is having fun with the death animations.
    Altair Azure: Altair raises his hand towards TC10. -1 vs Special
    DNA: Oh no!
    Avara: hold on a mo’
    Terra-Cotta Knight 10: * Even in his recklessness, that attack wouldn’t hit!
    Terra-Cotta Knight 10: But if Henrietta can help…
    Jericho: (( Miiiiike. Your maps are always so much prettier than mine. How do you do it? ))
    Avara: guided mind. reroll accuracy.
    Altair Azure: 1
    Terra-Cotta Knight 10: There ya go!
    Altair Azure: It’s Reckless, so it works!
    Terra-Cotta Knight 10: (( I start with broad strokes, and then try for irregular shapes in natural environments. ))
    Terra-Cotta Knight 10: (( I don’t have a specific technique, but that’s the ten-thousand-foot view, I guess. ))
    Jericho: (( and then you add happy little trees, right? ))
  • Terra-Cotta Knight 10 advanced too far forward with its attack, so Altair can totally hit him.
    Altair Azure: 34 Special Grass damage to TC10, and jutting up brambles beneath his feet.
    Avara: and occasionally sad little trees. points to the leafless trees
    Jericho: (( Nah, they’re happy too. They just got a haircut ))
    Terra-Cotta Knight 10: Terra-Cotta Knight 10 loses 48 hit points.
    Terra-Cotta Knight 10 was injured!
    Terra-Cotta Knight 10 suffered Massive Damage!
    Terra-Cotta Knight 10: The injury lowered the Speed stat!
    Terra-Cotta Knight 10: The injury lowered the Attack stat!
    Terra-Cotta Knight 10: Terra-Cotta Knight 10 has had it’s Speed modified by -1 stages.
    Terra-Cotta Knight 10: Terra-Cotta Knight 10 has had it’s Attack modified by -1 stages.
    Avara: part of it’s probably the seasonally accurate set-up. there’s not much in the way of flowers or tall grass, as it’s autumn moving into winter. so everything’s set appropriately.
  • Altair Azure felt a surge of adrenaline from TC10’s injuries!
    Terra-Cotta Knight 10: 4
    Jericho: (( I don’t think I’ve seen the falling leaves sprite before… ))
    Jericho: (( er, fallen* leaves ))
    Altair Azure: Altair Azure has had it’s Attack modified by 2 stages.
    Altair Azure: Altair Azure has had it’s Sp.Attack modified by 2 stages.
    Altair Azure: Altair Azure has had it’s Speed modified by 2 stages.
    DNA: (End turn.)
    Mike: Fallen leaves, in my sprite mega-folder, are under Grasslands/Autumn and Grasslands/Leaves, IIRC.
    Mike: Yeah.
    Stin: (( holy fuck how did you get +6 CS in one turn ))
    Stin: (( please tell me that’s a Scene feature ))
    DNA: It is
  • Wyvereign (Human) walks off the cliff. He lands in the classic Hero Pose, and then stands.
  • Jericho applauds.
    Jericho: “Superhero pose. Classic.”
    Wyvereign (Human): “My leige.” He nods, and then strikes the soldier next to him with energy-rife Claws of the Dragon. 14 v.DefEva!
    Wyvereign (Human): 49 Physical Dragon damage.
    Terra-Cotta Knight 2: Terra-Cotta Knight 2 loses 39 hit points.
    Terra-Cotta Knight 2 was injured!
    Terra-Cotta Knight 2 suffered Massive Damage!
    Terra-Cotta Knight 2: The injury lowered the Special Attack stat!
    Terra-Cotta Knight 2: The injury lowered the Speed stat!
    Terra-Cotta Knight 2: Terra-Cotta Knight 2 has had it’s Speed modified by -1 stages.
    Terra-Cotta Knight 2: Terra-Cotta Knight 2 has had it’s Sp.Attack modified by -1 stages.
    Stin has received initiative.
  • Henrietta nods approvingly.
    Mike: Gonna get some H2O! Stin, Molly, Surolam!
    Mike: Oh!
    Mike: Before I forget.
    Wyvereign (Human): * Now that the General is on the field, he, too, exudes an Aura of Command.
    Wyvereign (Human): Fortunately for you, he’s not commanding the soldiers.
    Wyvereign (Human): ALright now h2o.
    Molly: Molly is going to target Terra-Cotta Knight 1! 17 vs Special Evasion!
    Molly: Critical Hit
    Molly: Activating Steel Shot
  • Stin lets out an echoing cry that reverberates through the valley.
    Stin: 7 Special vs Knight 11.
    Stin: 37 Ghost Special damage
    Molly: 84 Special Normal Damage against Terra-Cotta Knight 1! Steel Shot causes Terra-Cotta Knight 2 to take the same damage, resisted one step.
    Molly: Molly loses 1 ability points. Current Ability Points: 2, Maximum Ability Points: 9
  • Surolam glides down off the rock, lining up her shot, before smacking Knight 6 with her tail.
    Molly: 57 Special Normal if they are immune to criticals. Which wouldn’t be surprising.
    Surolam: 7 vs Physical
    Surolam: 56 Dragon Physical, pushed 6 meters!
    Wyvereign (Human): (( back! ))
    Avara: things happened!
    Mike: Yep, scrolling back now!
  • Greenback lashes out with a prehensile whip at TCK 9! This is a Reach attack, not ranged, so it doesn’t provoke AoOs! 14 vs Physical!
    Terra-Cotta Knight 1: Terra-Cotta Knight 1 loses 74 hit points.
    Terra-Cotta Knight 1 was injured!
    Terra-Cotta Knight 1 suffered Massive Damage!
    Terra-Cotta Knight 1 fainted!
    It’s a One-Hit Knock Out!
    Terra-Cotta Knight 2: Terra-Cotta Knight 2 loses 37 hit points.
    Terra-Cotta Knight 2 was injured!
    Terra-Cotta Knight 2 suffered Massive Damage!
    Terra-Cotta Knight 2 fainted!
    Greenback: 33 Physical Grass Damage!
    Molly: ((MOlly shifted before that attack))
    Terra-Cotta Knight 2: Ack
    Terra-Cotta Knight 2: Terra-Cotta Knight 2 is healed and gains 37 hit points.
    Terra-Cotta Knight 2 was revived!
    Terra-Cotta Knight 1: Terra-Cotta Knight 1 is healed and gains 74 hit points.
    Terra-Cotta Knight 1 was revived!
    Terra-Cotta Knight 1: Terra-Cotta Knight 1 loses 47 hit points.
    Terra-Cotta Knight 1 was injured!
    Terra-Cotta Knight 1 suffered Massive Damage!
    Terra-Cotta Knight 2: Terra-Cotta Knight 2 loses 23 hit points.
    Terra-Cotta Knight 11: Terra-Cotta Knight 11 loses 27 hit points.
    Terra-Cotta Knight 6: Terra-Cotta Knight 6 loses 46 hit points.
    Terra-Cotta Knight 6 was injured!
    Terra-Cotta Knight 6 suffered Massive Damage!
    Surolam: (( She was pushing him into the cliff wall ))
    Surolam: (( I assume she can’t push him to hit the other two up there ))
    Terra-Cotta Knight 6: Nope, but it’ll still do a little bit.
    Terra-Cotta Knight 6: 8
    Terra-Cotta Knight 6: Terra-Cotta Knight 6 loses 8 hit points.
    Terra-Cotta Knight 6: That was quite a dust-up just now.
    Terra-Cotta Knight 2: The injury lowered the Special Defense stat!
    Terra-Cotta Knight 2: The injury lowered the Accuracy stat!
    Terra-Cotta Knight 2: Terra-Cotta Knight 2 has had it’s Sp.Defense modified by -1 stages.
    Terra-Cotta Knight 2: Terra-Cotta Knight 2 has had it’s Accuracy modified by -1 stages.
    Terra-Cotta Knight 1: The injury lowered the Defense stat!
    Terra-Cotta Knight 1: The injury lowered the Defense stat!
    Terra-Cotta Knight 1: Terra-Cotta Knight 1 has had it’s Defense modified by -2 stages.
    Surolam: (( Greenback attacked as well ))
    Terra-Cotta Knight 9: Terra-Cotta Knight 9 loses 46 hit points.
    Terra-Cotta Knight 9 was injured!
    Terra-Cotta Knight 9 suffered Massive Damage!
    Terra-Cotta Knight 9 fainted!
  • Terra-Cotta Knight 9 crumbles as the vines shatter his form.
    Kiir has received initiative.
    Gramaan has received initiative.
    Chihiro has received initiative.
    Molly has received initiative.
    Surolam has received initiative.
    Jemyn Temyta has received initiative.
    Greenback has received initiative.
    Ecran has received initiative.
    Mike: There we go, I think we’re caught up.
    Mike: Ecran!
  • Ecran uses minor action to pick up the dropped Terra-Cotta Sword. Does it grant any moves?
    Mike: One moment, lemme checkee
    Mike: Adept: Slash
    Master: Bone Club

Fragile, just like the cape.

Avara: those ranks being for combat?
Greenback: (( the heck is a minor action? ))
Avara: i don’t like “move action” in a game with moves
Jericho: (( it’s a “Shift Action” ))
Avara: shift is also an action.
Jericho: (( never said it was perfect. ))
Mike: It’s a Fine-quality weapon. And yes, you must have those ranks of Combat skill to use those moves.
Mike: It’s a One-Handed Melee weapon, so it grants +1 DB.

  • Ecran will just hold onto the sword to keep the enemy from using it, and use Magical Leaf instead. 2 crit check vs TCK3.
    Ecran: 23 grass special damage.
    Greenback: (( Ah, I forgot vortex check ))
    Terra-Cotta Knight 3: Terra-Cotta Knight 3 loses 26 hit points.
    Greenback: 9
    Terra-Cotta Knight 3: The leaves sting the terra-cotta soldier, but he can weather the attack.
    Avara: end turn.
    Greenback: Greenback loses 8 hit points.
    Avara: … oh, wait
    Terra-Cotta Knight 3: ?
    Avara: +8 damage from molly to the roll. and if it stacks (i think it does NOT), +5 further from the general.
    Molly: ((Same class? Then no.))
    DNA: (It wouldn’t stack if they’re both commanders)
    Avara: then just +8, which becomes 16 after SE
    Terra-Cotta Knight 3: Terra-Cotta Knight 3 loses 16 hit points.
    Terra-Cotta Knight 3 was injured!
    Terra-Cotta Knight 3: The injury lowered the Speed stat!
    Terra-Cotta Knight 3: The injury lowered the Accuracy stat!
    Terra-Cotta Knight 3: Terra-Cotta Knight 3 has had it’s Speed modified by -1 stages.
    Terra-Cotta Knight 3: Terra-Cotta Knight 3 has had it’s Accuracy modified by -1 stages.
    Avara: and i think that would be massive damage, as it was in one hit
    Jericho: (( Well, that confirms one of his classes. Guessing the other is HoP ))
    Terra-Cotta Knight 3: Yes it was!
    Jericho: (( Logical combination. ))
  • Terra-Cotta Knight 1 strikes at Chihiro, ignoring his commander, with a Bone Club! 0 v.DefEva!
    Terra-Cotta Knight 1: Womp womp.
  • Terra-Cotta Knight 4 summons a Sandstorm!
    Molly: “Ugh, someone better clear this up. Sand is the worst…” Molly frowned, looking over her fur.
  • Terra-Cotta Knight 6 attempts to Shore himself Up during the sandstorm!
    Terra-Cotta Knight 6: Terra-Cotta Knight 6 is healed and gains 54 hit points.
  • Terra-Cotta Knight 8 walks up to Molly to continue his attack, Slashing away! 9 v.DefEva!
    Molly: Hit!
    Terra-Cotta Knight 8: 23 Physical Normal damage!
    Terra-Cotta Knight 8: Including the Molly antipain.
    Molly: Molly loses 4 hit points.
  • Terra-Cotta Knight 11 walks up to Jericho, flakes dripping off him, and attempts to Club him! 9 v.DefEva!
    Terra-Cotta Knight 11: Gotta check how the weather handles this, one sec
    Jericho: (( Huh. I totally should have left his friend standing. Oh well. ))
    Avara: does anyone have a weather move? i’m guessing no.
    Avara: … wait, no, surolam does.
    DNA: Dohohoho
    Avara: surolam can make it dragon weather.
    Terra-Cotta Knight 11: 36 Physical Ground damage!
    Terra-Cotta Knight 11: Sandstorm doesn’t actually add damage to ground moves.
    Terra-Cotta Knight 11: Hunh!
    Jericho: Jericho loses 26 hit points.
    Avara: what’s the DoT for sandstorm?
  • Jericho baaaarely avoids 50%
    Terra-Cotta Knight 12: So that depends on the version.
    Terra-Cotta Knight 12: I think we’re using AEB ones, so Lv. 1 doesn’t do any damage.
  • Terra-Cotta Knight 12 increases the sandstorm’s power! It’s now a Sandstorm Lv. 2!
    DNA: Sand damage doesn’t happen until level 3
    Weather (Sandstorm): Initiative =
    Avara: ok
    Henrietta has received initiative.
  • Henrietta recalls Chihiro.
  • Henrietta then ends turn, lacking fancy things to do.
    Avara: iirc recall is a major/standard/whatever
    Zojiik has received initiative.
    Jericho: (( Hmm… the knights, despite the size of their sprites, are Medium Size, yes? ))
    Mike: They are Medium, yes.
    Jericho: (( perfect ))
    Mike: Is Zojiik taking a turn? Or did I just miss her in the toggling?
    Avara: stin did a scream this turn
    Beverly has received initiative.
    Jil Joti has received initiative.
  • Terra-Cotta Knight 3 attempts to Bone Club Ecran! 10 v.DefEva!
    Terra-Cotta Knight 3: Oh wait!
    Terra-Cotta Knight 3: He can’t.
    Terra-Cotta Knight 3: Because he lacks a weapon.
  • Ecran is holding that weapon.
    Terra-Cotta Knight 3: >:(
    Ecran: >:)
    Jericho: >.>
  • Terra-Cotta Knight 3 attempts to just punch at Ecran, then! -2 v.DefEva!
    Terra-Cotta Knight 3: Haha, whiff. He is not trained in hand-to-hand.
  • Terra-Cotta Knight 2 Shores Up his cracking, nearly-crumbling form!
    Avara: heh
    Terra-Cotta Knight 2: If anyone has an interrupt, wouldn’t be a bad target for it.
  • Terra-Cotta Knight 2 gives it a few seconds.
  • DNA doesn’t use interrupts; /shrug
Error in body of roll. Statement options (if any): h,switch(defType) Statement Body : case 0: defAmt=MDEF; case 1: defAmt=MSDEF; case 2: defAmt=0; default: defAmt=0

Jericho: (( couldn’t reach if I had one ))
Avara: none for this
Surolam: (( I’m going to stop that sandstorm ))
Terra-Cotta Knight 2: Terra-Cotta Knight 2 is healed and gains 62 hit points.
Starcatcher: ((I’m just going to murder him anyway~))

  • Terra-Cotta Knight 10 attempts to Slash at Beverly! 18 v.DefEva!
    Terra-Cotta Knight 10: CRIT
    Jericho: (( lol ))
    Beverly: Meany poop!
    Beverly: hit
    Terra-Cotta Knight 10: 41 Physical Normal damage, and just out of range of Molly’s aura!
    Beverly: Beverly loses 37 hit points.
    Beverly: Give me an injury~
    Terra-Cotta Knight 10: The injury lowered the Defense stat!
    Avara: hold on a mo’
    Terra-Cotta Knight 10: Holdin’ mo!
    Avara: Lucky Chant is in effect.
    Mike: (Mo) “Hey leggo!”
    Avara: you can negate that crit.
    Mike: Oh yeah! Pop a Chant?
    Beverly: Yes please
    Avara: 2 left.
    Beverly: Beverly is healed and gains 37 hit points.
    Terra-Cotta Knight 10: The damage is instead 29 Physical Normal!
    Beverly: Beverly loses 25 hit points.
    Beverly: Keeping the injury
    Terra-Cotta Knight 10: Still helpful!
    Starcatcher has received initiative.
    Starcatcher has received initiative.
    Molly: Molly loses 1 ability points. Current Ability Points: 1, Maximum Ability Points: 9
    Jericho: (( this is gonna suck for them ))
    Starcatcher: Starcatcher attempts to Powder Snow! Line 4 to the north. 2 Special Evasion
  • Wyvereign (Human) sees the Kirlia from the corner of his eye, and gives the slightest nod. +5 damage.
    Wyvereign (Human): (( from the aura ))
    Starcatcher: 63 Special Ice Damage!
    Terra-Cotta Knight 2: Terra-Cotta Knight 2 loses 110 hit points.
    Terra-Cotta Knight 2 was injured!
    Terra-Cotta Knight 2 suffered Massive Damage!
    Terra-Cotta Knight 2 fainted!
    It’s a One-Hit Knock Out!
    Terra-Cotta Knight 1: Terra-Cotta Knight 1 loses 106 hit points.
    Terra-Cotta Knight 1 was injured!
    Terra-Cotta Knight 1 suffered Massive Damage!
    Terra-Cotta Knight 1 fainted!
    Terra-Cotta Knight 6: Terra-Cotta Knight 6 loses 106 hit points.
    Terra-Cotta Knight 6 was injured!
    Terra-Cotta Knight 6 suffered Massive Damage!
    Terra-Cotta Knight 6 fainted!
    It’s a One-Hit Knock Out!
    Avara: n-ice
    Wyvereign (Human): “…Like a tiny Regice…”
    Ianthe has received initiative.
    Altair Azure has received initiative.
    Henrietta: “The modern age still has wonderful examples of Raltesian descendants, don’t you think?”
    Starcatcher: “Ho ho ho~”
    Starcatcher: Starcatcher puffed out her chest confidently.
    Wyvereign (Human): “Q-quite.” O.O An ancestral fear of Ice still lurks within the general’s half-spirit.
    Surolam: “We are fortunate to have her on our side.”
    Starcatcher: “And I have a lovely singing voice.”
    Beverly: “Modest, too.”
    Jericho: (( Whoa, alty got fast all of a sudden ))
    Avara: the sandstorm effect goes really well with the autumn color pallet.
  • Altair Azure materializes a small thin energy blade in each hand, and hurls them toward TC11! 5 vs Special Evasion to take advantage of Molly.
    Altair Azure: wait, sorry, that’s too far.
    Altair Azure: Can’t get the Molly bonus, so just 3 vs Special Evasion.
    Terra-Cotta Knight 11: Still, that’ll hit.
    Altair Azure: A substantially larger energy sword slams into TC11 from the side, dealing 69 Special Ground damage!
    Terra-Cotta Knight 11: Terra-Cotta Knight 11 loses 59 hit points.
    Terra-Cotta Knight 11 was injured!
    Terra-Cotta Knight 11 suffered Massive Damage!
    Terra-Cotta Knight 11 fainted!
  • Terra-Cotta Knight 11 is cut in twain, stem to stern!
  • Terra-Cotta Knight 11 ’s halves fall apart, and crumble.
    DNA: Odyssey is great.
    Jericho: “Huh. I guess that works too.”
    Jericho has received initiative.
    Avara: afk
  • Jericho hucks a rock at TCK 10! 13 vs Physical Evade!
    Jericho: It’s one of his special rocks! 8
    Terra-Cotta Knight 10: Hit! Which one’s that one?
    Jericho: It’s a Skipping Stone! After dealing damage, Jericho may make a second attack on a target within 6 meters of the original target.
    Surolam: (( niiiiice ))
    Terra-Cotta Knight 10: Ooh, well done. Roll it again for the next guy!
    Jericho: 32 Physical Rock Damage!
    Terra-Cotta Knight 12: Terra-Cotta Knight 12 loses 11 hit points.
    Jericho: Bouncing to hit TCK 12! 6 vs Physical Evade!
    Terra-Cotta Knight 12: CLONK.
    Terra-Cotta Knight 10: Terra-Cotta Knight 10 loses 11 hit points.
    Terra-Cotta Knight 12: BONK
    Jericho: 36 Physical Rock Damage!
    Terra-Cotta Knight 12: Terra-Cotta Knight 12 loses 4 hit points.
    Jericho: “Huh. Not as effective as I would have liked.”
    Terra-Cotta Knight 12: There we go. Rock, unfortunately, isn’t terribly effective against Ground. But hey, splash damage!
    Hajime has received initiative.
    Jericho: (( Not like I can close into melee right now anyways ))
    Mike: (( Some games would give you the “hit two guys twice for half damage” as a special attack. Here, it just ended up a a meh effect. ))
    Mike: Hajime, punch-away!
  • Hajime moves through shadow to strike at TC8! 15
    Hajime: Dealing 54 Physical Dark damage!
    Terra-Cotta Knight 8: Terra-Cotta Knight 8 loses 44 hit points.
    Terra-Cotta Knight 8 was injured!
    Terra-Cotta Knight 8 suffered Massive Damage!
    Terra-Cotta Knight 8: The injury lowered the Accuracy stat!
    Terra-Cotta Knight 8: The injury lowered the Special Attack stat!
    Terra-Cotta Knight 8: Terra-Cotta Knight 8 has had it’s Accuracy modified by -1 stages.
    Terra-Cotta Knight 8: Terra-Cotta Knight 8 has had it’s Sp.Attack modified by -1 stages.
    DNA: (That’s all from me)
    Terra-Cotta Knight 8: * The soldier begins to crumble, but it isn’t falling apart yet.
    Wyvereign (Human): (( looking up a thing… ))
    Avara: backish.
    Wyvereign (Human): (( Okay, not too useful here. Oh well. ))
  • Wyvereign (Human) hops over Henrietta, and slams into the next soldier with a Force Palm! 15 v.DefEva!
    Wyvereign (Human): 45 Physical Fighting to the face!
    Terra-Cotta Knight 3: Terra-Cotta Knight 3 loses 35 hit points.
    Terra-Cotta Knight 3 was injured!
    Terra-Cotta Knight 3 suffered Massive Damage!
    Terra-Cotta Knight 3 fainted!
  • Terra-Cotta Knight 3 shatters at the touch!
    Stin has received initiative.
  • Wyvereign (Human) dusts off his hands. “I apologize, m’leige.”
    Wyvereign (Human): “I was… Am. Not myself.”
    Wyvereign (Human): “Not fully.”
    Henrietta: “Indeed not. That is what we are working to fix, in fact.”
    Mike: Four soldiers left! …And I had totally forgotten to boost their initiative from the sandstorm.
    Mike: So right now it isn’t actually doing anything.
    Mike: Go ahead and do your thing, stin, I’ll just adjust them…
    Stin: (( does she take an aoo from that? ))
    Stin: (( also a burst 1 here won’t hit beverly, right? ))
    Jericho: (( Burst 1 won’t hit beverly, no ))
    Mike: Burst 1 will not hit Beverly. I’m afraid I missed the approach, but – it’s a little late and I’m a nice guy, so if I didn’t notice, they didn’t notice.
  • Stin takes a deep breath, before singing out a loud, pounding song.
    Stin: 7 vs Special, Burst 1
    Mike: Hit and hit!
    Terra-Cotta Knight 10: * The soldiers clasp their hands to their ears!
    Stin: 36 Ghost Special damage
    Terra-Cotta Knight 10: Terra-Cotta Knight 10 loses 26 hit points.
    Terra-Cotta Knight 10 was injured!
    Terra-Cotta Knight 10 fainted!
    Terra-Cotta Knight 12: Terra-Cotta Knight 12 loses 26 hit points.
    Terra-Cotta Knight 12 was injured!
  • Terra-Cotta Knight 10 shatters like a wine glass!
    Kiir has received initiative.
    Gramaan has received initiative.
    Molly has received initiative.
    Molly: Molly draws an AoO from TCK8 as she attempts to SHOOT HIM IN THE FACE! 19 Special Evasion
    Molly: Steel Shot
    Molly: 60 Special Normal to TCK8. TCK4 takes the same damage, but resists it one step.
  • Terra-Cotta Knight 8 attempts to BASH HER IN THE FACE. 8 with a Bone Club!
    Molly: hit
    Terra-Cotta Knight 8: 20 Physical Ground damage.
    Terra-Cotta Knight 8: Terra-Cotta Knight 8 loses 50 hit points.
    Terra-Cotta Knight 8 was injured!
    Terra-Cotta Knight 8 suffered Massive Damage!
    Terra-Cotta Knight 8 fainted!
    Molly: Molly loses 1 hit points.
    Terra-Cotta Knight 4: Terra-Cotta Knight 4 loses 25 hit points.
  • Terra-Cotta Knight 8 shatters, covering Hajime in terra-cotta dust.
    Molly: turn done
    Molly: Molly loses 1 ability points. Current Ability Points: 0, Maximum Ability Points: 9
    Surolam has received initiative.
  • Hajime coughs, dust now all over his cloak.
    Mike: Surolam! Two soldiers remain.
    Hajime: “Gonna have to wash this pretty good later…”
    Molly: “I concur.”
  • Surolam focuses, drawing on the draconic energy within her and sending it into the earth around her.
    Surolam: “Let’s put an end to it now, then.”
  • Surolam uses Dragon Ruins! Weather changes to Ruined.
    Molly: “That is weirdly refreshing.”
    Avara: afk
    Hajime: “Huh.” …He coughs a bit, noticing the slight damper on the shadows.
    Mike: The sand subsides. In its place, the world is brought into focus and stark relief.
    Jemyn Temyta has received initiative.
    Greenback has received initiative.
    Greenback: Vortex Check! 17
    Mike: The sandy soldiers are slowed down by the cessation of sand.
  • Greenback is freed from the Vortex!
    Mike: Pretty sure that busts you out by this point!
  • Greenback lashes out with its vines at TCK 12! 3 vs Physical Evade!
    Terra-Cotta Knight 12: Well, and he’s flanked to hell and back.
    Terra-Cotta Knight 12: HIT.
    Greenback: 43 Physical Grass Damage!
    Terra-Cotta Knight 12: Terra-Cotta Knight 12 loses 66 hit points.
    Terra-Cotta Knight 12 was injured!
    Terra-Cotta Knight 12 suffered Massive Damage!
    Terra-Cotta Knight 12 fainted!
  • Terra-Cotta Knight 12 is snapped in half, and even as his dust settles, you can see thin vines creeping over his remains.
    Ecran has received initiative.
    Mike: I believe Ava is AFK, and she has the turn both before and after this guy.
    Avara: and back
    Mike: >.> Oh nice timing.
    DNA: ohai
    Mike: Ecran! Are you a bad enough dude to finish this last soldier?
    Mike: Dudette. Still. Bad enough?
  • Ecran was going to heal beverly, but will instead assist in downing the last dood.
    Ecran: 5 crit check.
    Ecran: wait no that’s EOT
    Ecran: 18 vs spec
    Avara: close to a crit but not quite
    Terra-Cotta Knight 4: Well THAT’s a good hit.
    Avara: 33 spec psy damage.
    Molly: ((any status…?))
    Terra-Cotta Knight 4: Terra-Cotta Knight 4 loses 23 hit points.
    Terra-Cotta Knight 4 was injured!
    Terra-Cotta Knight 4: The injury lowered the Accuracy stat!
    Avara: it was 18, so just short
    Avara: sadly
    Terra-Cotta Knight 4: Terra-Cotta Knight 4 has had it’s Accuracy modified by -1 stages.
    Avara: 19 or 20 would’ve been confused
    Terra-Cotta Knight 4: Still, it’s hurt – you can likely finish it off shortly. But the soldier won’t run, of course.
    Terra-Cotta Knight 4: Instead, he walks up to his commander, and stares him in the eye for a moment. Then attacks, Slashing at him. 7 v.DefEva
    Terra-Cotta Knight 4: 16 Physical Normal damage.
    Wyvereign (Human): Wyvereign (Human) loses 1 hit point.
    Henrietta has received initiative.
  • Wyvereign (Human) takes the blow to the cheek, but barely feels it.
    Wyvereign (Human): “…M’lady. He requires an honorable death.”
    Wyvereign (Human): “Would you… honor him such?”
    Henrietta: “Certainly.”
  • Henrietta grants him the honorable death of a Psychic attack. Which is Psychic. No, the name of the mo—17 vs spec
    Terra-Cotta Knight 4: A hit.
    Henrietta: 57 Psychic Special Damage.
    Terra-Cotta Knight 4: Terra-Cotta Knight 4 loses 47 hit points.
    Terra-Cotta Knight 4 was injured!
    Terra-Cotta Knight 4 suffered Massive Damage!
    Terra-Cotta Knight 4 fainted!
    Avara: and the push direction would have been “against the wall”
    Terra-Cotta Knight 4: The soldier is relieved of his duties, in a most head-exploding manner.
    Mike: FIGHT END.
    Wyvereign (Human): “Thank you.”
  • Greenback bleats happily, and begins to glow!
  • Wyvereign (Human) dusts himself off – futile, since he is also a statue, albeit infused with Draconic aura.
    Greenback: (( aaaand I’m gonna need some help because I don’t have Gogoat’s sprite. ))
    Henrietta: “I was just doing my duty, as you do yours. So, do you have a name, soldier?”
    Mike: Lemme see…
  • Hajime brushes himself off, and doesn’t seem very much the worse for wear.
    Hajime: “You all right, Molly? The sand didn’t seem to agree with you.” He found himself subconsciously trying to fleck motes out of her collar.
    Mike: There ya go!
  • Jemyn Temyta is shaking sand out of his joints.
    Jericho: “WHOA!” Jericho is startled as his little goat creature grows several times its size and flips its trainer on its back.
    Wyvereign (Human): “I am Seok-Hun Yong, of… late of Raltesia. I was an adviser to the Empress, and at times such as these, took command of her armies.”
    Zojiik: “I didn’t see anything that bad about it.”
    Molly: Molly checked over her gun. “I have a very fine coat of fur, it is not very good at keeping sand out.”
  • Altair Azure doesn’t seem bothered by the sand; it either sloughed right off or didn’t even stick to him. A perk of the earth, I guess.
    Jericho: “Okay. This is new.”
    Beverly: _ “Yayaya…”
    Mike: :3
    Hajime: “So I’m noticing. Hold still; I should be able to get all the bits out.”
    Zojiik: “Congratulations on evolving, both of you!”
    Jericho: “Man, your horns make such convient handlebars. It’s like you’re built to be a motorcycle or something.”
  • Zojiik pats Greenback on the nose, because he’s closer.
    Hajime: “…Wait.” He stopped himself once he realized what he was doing. “…Sorry. I need to ask permission first.”
  • Greenback nuzzles into the pets. Even if he’s big now, he can still enjoy them.
    Henrietta: “Indeed. Your body and soul were rent asunder. Your human half is here, your draconic rage is further down the mountain, and your… I suppose draconic consciousness is sealed behind a gate. I’m sorry that Raltesia’s descendants took so long to help you. Honestly, it’s only your draconic aspect that was able to even tell me about the situation, and that I am ‘Noblesse’ as he put it.”
    Henrietta: “We also have one of your own kin helping us.”
    Hajime: “May I assist in removing the sand?”
    Surolam: “Indeed.”
  • Surolam glides over to the ledge.
    Altair Azure: “A goat motorcycle, Jericho? I can’t tell if that’s more or less improbable than a boat wagon.”
    Molly: “You may. Your claws look well adapted to it.”
    Surolam: “This is the first I have heard about the draconic half of my ancestry.”
    Hajime: “Having younger siblings will do that.” He set to work. Thankfully there wasn’t much to pick aside. “Though I can’t say I’m any good at cleaning out a gun barrel.”
  • Jericho snorts. “Far more practical. Easily stored in a Poke Ball and he can go up mountains.”
    Jericho: “All I need are some aviators.”
    Altair Azure: “…Can’t argue with the mountain transport bit there.”
  • Ecran boops Beverly with a Heal Pulse and a Blessed Touch for a total of 75% healing.
    Seok-Hun Yong (Human): “I do not remember this, but… I know the truth of what you say. I am half of a whole, and I can feel the gaping lack of it, as if I had lost a hand.”
    Seok-Hun Yong (Human): “Your nobility cannot be denied, however, m’leige. That the lore and legacy of Raltesia was lost… never mind my own pennance, the hardships you must have endured!”
    Molly: “I wont have any trouble cleaning this one out.” Molly glanced at her gun again. “She’s working fine. Something may be loose, I hear a light rattle when it fires.”
    Seok-Hun Yong (Human): “And…” He turns to Surolam. He stops.
    Henrietta: “Hardships… well I guess by the standards of Raltesian elite they would be. I lived as a wild pokemon, and then as a sage in a fairy glen.” Henrietta then goes quiet, to let Surolam bond with her ancestor-ish person.
    Seok-Hun Yong (Human): “…You remind me of my daughter. She was born of a human – strange, that I would think of her as such, but perhaps not as strange as I might… mmh.”
    Seok-Hun Yong (Human): “Regardless. Your voice brings me peace, and your gleam-” another confused moment. “-your gleam is familiar, and a salve for sore eyes.”
    Surolam: “Both my parents are human, as far as I can recall. I am the first in my line to awaken our draconic blood after a long time.”
    Hajime: “That’s good.” He nodded quietly, not sure of what else to say (if there was anything to say).
    Surolam whispers: “I mean, maybe someone else could have, but they didn’t have an advisor like me!” says Little Pummerin, sounding quite proud.
    Seok-Hun Yong (Human): “After the fall… perhaps everyone went into hiding. Your ancestors, and yours, alike. Yours in the wild, and yours in the human world.” He turns to Henrietta and Surolam in turn for those nods. “It was a plan sometimes discussed. I had given it my own approval as an emergency evacuation measure.”
    Seok-Hun Yong (Human): “The darkness lusted for Raltesia, its powerful minds and auras. Humans and undisciplined wild Pokemon were little more than table scraps, compared to the feast we presented.”
    Molly: Molly felt no need to say anything. She quietly enjoyed the grooming.
    Surolam: “The darkness?”
    DNA: Urge to blush rising?
    Mike: Don’t stop… b-baka.
    Seok-Hun Yong (Human): “We never learned its true name, and could only suss its purpose from its actions.”
    DNA whispers: Blue-Blaze: “Wait, he’s mentioning the darkness? Simmer down; we should listen to this!”
    Avara: question: what does seok-hun mean by gleam?
    Jericho: “I feel like we need a magic missile all of a sudden.”
    Seok-Hun Yong (Human): “An absence of light, and perhaps of reality itself. it would descend on a place, and… replace it, for a time. And when it rose up, all the people and Pokemon therein were gone.”
    Seok-Hun Yong (Human): “Our most powerful Psychics, skilled in telepathy and various cognitions, would investigate. And they nearly broke from the echoes they sensed.”
    Seok-Hun Yong (Human): “It consumed sanity, and broke wills. Where an Arcanine might gnaw at your marrows, it would gnaw your memories.”
    Surolam: “Is it gone now? Or could it come again?”
    Jericho: “Wait… how would you know this if there was never anyone left?”
    Avara: jil commented on the thing before. it was destroyed in almsbarrow. for all that an eldritch abomination can be destroyed, this one was.
    Seok-Hun Yong (Human): “I am not Psychic myself, but it was explained to me once. How would you know a prisoner lived in a cell, if there was no prisoner and no body? You would count the tally marks, the scuffles on the floor from his pacing, the wear around the bars from futile efforts to escape.”
    Altair Azure: “Wait, did you…actually see the Darkness, or did you only hear about it second-hand?”
    Seok-Hun Yong (Human): “I remember, it seemed… sated, after consuming Raltesia proper. It rose, and left, and I did not see it until… my memory fades. A cloud of rage.”
    Jericho: “Honestly, ‘The Darkness’ sounds like some sort of saturday morning cartoon villain. Or maybe some sort of heavy metal band.”
    Surolam: “I believe that is what the draconic half we mentioned talked about, then. A rage that continued until it was sealed.”
    Seok-Hun Yong (Human): “In my time, though, I fought it. Its minions, at least, which would attempt to wear down our defenses, pierce shields, crack crystals.”
    Seok-Hun Yong (Human): “We could hold it at bay, for a time. But they were delaying actions, nothing more. In time, it always found a way.”
    Seok-Hun Yong (Human): “May it starve to death in a pit of light somewhere.” He spits, but produces only dust.
    Altair Azure: “…Do you know how or if you managed to make any headway against it?”
    Jericho: “Stabbed it in the right place would be my guess.”
    Henrietta: 21 edu occult for knowledge about the darkness, if i haven’t rolled this before. can’t remember.
    Mike: Still worth a shot. Lemme thinkee~
    You whisper to Avara: Hrm. The Darkness is a tale told to naughty children, and one of the edgier ones. They say you have to fight atop your own mind, and if you lose, it gets the ‘land’. If you win, it retreats, denied you as a meal.
    Seok-Hun Yong (Human): "One would think so. I never entered it. Those who did, did not return. But defeating its minions would slow its advance. When we pioneered Crystal magitek, we had a defense against it.
    Seok-Hun Yong (Human): “We could shield ourselves in solid crystals, where it could not touch or see us, but we in turn could not be touched or seen. It was… not viable for large-scale use. Only powerful warriors could use it.”
    Henrietta: “The Darkness is sort of spoken of as a bogeyman to make sure young psychic-types do their practices and behave. It’s said that it preys on children, and attacks them atop the plane of their own mind. If you lose, it gets claim of the ‘land’ within. If you win, it retreats, denied its meal.”
    Seok-Hun Yong (Human): “Heh. In my time, those were classified theories.”
    Zojiik: “Everything comes out, in the end. It all depends on how it gets shared.”
    Seok-Hun Yong (Human): “Indeed.” He sighs.
    Seok-Hun Yong (Human): “Still. A measure of hope – my leige and my…” He looks to Surolam. “Forgive me my presumption, but: my descendant? A distant cousin?”
    Seok-Hun Yong (Human): “You stand before me, and offer me absolution. What need I do to obtain it?”
    Altair Azure: “…I see. That’s about what I thought. It’s just I heard you mentioning the Darkness, and…I recall studying a bit about it at one point. Didn’t get very far, though.”
    Henrietta: “You and the draconic rage embodied at the base of the mountain have to be brought to the gates where the other half of your mind awaits. You’ll be able to merge whole, and… well, the aspect of you in the gate wished to pass on and be reincarnated.”
    Surolam: “As she said. There were other ideas raised, that perhaps you could each become a new soul, but in the end we decided to find you as well, and hear from you.”
    Henrietta: “If it matters at all, as your present liege, I’m willing to release you of any duties. The choice is yours and yours alone, to be discussed among your selves.”
    Henrietta: “You can be reincarnated, or we can attempt making an enchanted body for you to inhabit as a whole, or… any other option we may be able to achieve.”
    Seok-Hun Yong (Human): “Then I will have that discussion. With… myself.” blink “Thank you, my leige.” He bows. “Your grace is appreciated.”
  • Seok-Hun Yong (Human) sounds a little breathless, a little awestruck.
    Jericho: “Well, that’s one half. Shall we go look for the other?”
  • Henrietta nods. “We still need to subdue the ever-burning draconic rage before we can finish.”
    Altair Azure: “A good idea. …Maybe he knows more about the Darkness. Wouldn’t that be something?”
    Hajime: “Aaaaaaaaaaaand done. There, all the sand is gone.”
    Seok-Hun Yong (Human): “Perhaps.” He straightens up.
    Avara: rob
    Avara: beverly got healed for 75%
    Seok-Hun Yong (Human): “I will find the other half of me, back down the path. I will await you there.”
    Seok-Hun Yong (Human): “I stood at my post for centuries. Another day, with myself for company, is a trifle.”
    Beverly: Beverly is healed and gains 59 hit points.
    Henrietta: “That should make for interesting conversation.”
    Surolam: “We will meet you there,” Surolam says with a bow.
    Mike: Shall we call it here? It’s a bit after midnight for me. >.>
    Henrietta: “Good luck and good day, Seok-Hun Yong.”
    Avara: calling it sounds good
    Jericho: (( can do ))
    DNA: I agree!
    Avara: i need to rearrange my computer set-up ‘cause my chair started breaking down. at the moment i’m on the floor staring up at a monitor on the desk.
    Avara: ’s why i had to afk mid-fight.
    GrayGriffin: EXP?
    Mike: So, thinking I have this right. 90 PKMN EXP for each Trainer, and 2 TXP as well.
    DNA: TL 21.5
    Mike: Also, the items real quick; The cape is Shoulder slot, +1 Speed Evasion. The sword is as described: Slash for Adept users, Bone Club for Master users, a One-Handed weapon so it grants +1 DB. BOTH items will BREAK if you sustain an Injury while using them.
    Mike: Alrighty. I think that covers everything?
    Mike: Saving campaign and log!
    Avara: sounds good.
    Avara is disconnected.

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