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    Nightmarish Strings

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    Post by Benjamin 26th June 2015, 1:36 am

    Dmitry saw the wyvern fly into the air and let off a glow as Seikatsu put up a barrier around him and Mao. He smiled, thankful that she was protected and prepared his own defense. The mage knew he needed to be able to attack immediately after the barrage, so he decided not to use Jormangand. Instead he invoked a spirit he hadn't used in while.

    "I invoke the Lunar Horse: Alsvinder!" The horse immediately appeared the same way Hati and the others did. Dmitry then prepared a spell he was testing for the first time, focusing on the image of gauntlets, grieves, and a chest plate. The horse, as if responding to his thoughts, dispersed into smoke and formed into the aforementioned items. Just as this was completed, Lisa let loose a storm of meteors upon the field. Dmitry crouched down and used his newly armored forearms to shield himself from the hell-storm. Unfortunately, while they kept most of the force of the meteors' impact from reaching him, the armor didn't completely cover him. Dmitry grit his teeth as he took the heat from the burning rocks, intent on staying in the fight. When the rocks stopped falling, Dmitry was a bit disoriented from all the impacts around him, his hat knocked off by now. As he struggled not to pass out, he saw Mao charging towards the creature, taking damage along the way.

    Damnit Mao! Dmitry thought as he once again forced himself up. He began charging at the creature himself as she was pulling her fist out of its gut. Just as she flipped past him, a kind of black gunk on her beloved tail, the armored mage jumped above the creature's head clasped his hands together, and slammed them into the creatures upturned face. The enhanced strength from the armor caused the blow to send the creature into the ground below, with Dmitry landing on it's chest. He took the opportunity to crouch down and grab two of it's tentacles, before bracing his feet against the things chest and tugging at the tentacle as hard as he could. Naturally, it responded by trying to smack him off with one it's claws. Thankfully, the earlier blow to the face was able to blur its vision for a bit, causing it's aim to be way off. It did manage to graze Dmitry's chestplate, but that did nothing to deter him as he was committed to ripping off some of these annoying tentacles. He began to yell as he poured all of his strength, magic or otherwise, into his current act of mutilation. The more Dmitry pulled, the less accurate the creature's aim was, until finally a satisfying rip could be heard from either side of it. Once the tentacles were loose, Dmitry's enhanced strength sent him flying off the monstrosity that was now writhing about on the ground. Dmitry landed on his back a few feet away from it and groaned.

    "Alright, Devil Lady! Finish this bastard off!"




    Hp: 70%
    Mp: 65%



    Spells Used:


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    Name: Summon Alsvinder
    Rank: D
    Type: Summon
    Duration: 3 posts
    Cooldown: 4 posts
    Description: "I invoke the Lunar Horse: Alsvinder!" Dmitry calls forth a spectral horse that has a similar smoke-like body to his other animal spirits, except that it glows in the moonlight. This steed allows him to travel much more quickly then on foot. Can run up to 40 mph.


    Passive-Lunar Ride - When the moon is out, Alsvinder can run through the air.


    Strengths:
    -Gives Dmitry higher mobility in combat.
    -Can fly at night.
    -Offers an extra mode of transportation.

    Weaknesses:
    -Very limited combat potential.
    -Can't fly during the day.
    -Doesn't offer Dmitry much cover when he's riding.
    -May buck Dmitry off if he becomes unsure of himself. 



    Name: Convert Alsvinder
    Rank: C
    Type: Defensive/Supportive
    Duration: 5
    Cooldown: 6
    Description: Dmitry converts the Lunar Horse into a set of armor which includes two gauntlets, greaves that cover his boots, and a chest plate. Not only does the armor increase his defence, it also increases his strength allowing him to run faster and strike harder. Just as the horse, the armor glows in the moonlight.

    Passive-Strong as a Horse - Speed is increased by 20% and Dmitry's physical attacks are given .5 C rank of damage.

    Strengths:
    -Increases Dmitry's close range combat capabilties.
    -Reduces damage taken by 20%.
    -Allows Dmitry to close the distance between him and his target faster.

    Weaknesses:
    -Can only be used after summoning Alsvinder, making it more costly.
    -Each piece of armor can only take 2.5 hits of C rank damage before breaking.
    -Every piece of armor that gets broken adds 1 post to the cooldown.
    -The increase in strength causes physical exhaustion after the armor is gone.
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    Post by Ninetails Derpfox 26th June 2015, 2:22 am

    Altsoba, still in place preparing for her attack that Seikatsu used his strength to provide her, was about to attack when she saw a small-ish being with rabbit like ears and a tail flash past her. The girl, who's name she knew not, coated her body in a strange type of gem. She charged through the battlefield taking hit after hit, not giving a care in the world to the damage she was suffering the valiant girl landed several decent blows on the beast. Altsoba watched as the grey haired wizard went for his own attack. She saw as the girl had gotten her tail covered in some sorts of gunk, and Dmitry pulled off a set of those damned tendrils. Altsoba began charging in for her own attack, weary of watching the two showing her up. She noticed the ghastly demon was standing on top of something, a black pole with a loop on its end. When the monster stepped off, Altsoba smiled as she saw the blade was broken.
    A tendril flared up in front of Altsoba, her being used to this body, being the demon who was entitled the classification of 'wrath' and entrusted with the power of war itself, Altsoba would never fall prey to such a mundane attack. Altsoba swung her scythe and cleaved the black grass like extension in half, charging through the smoke cloud it left as it deteriorated into nothingness. More popped up before her, swinging her scythe she cleaved all of them and jumped into the air. Tendrils surrounded the demoness as she jumped over one of the fallen meteors. Altsoba swung her scythe and then rolled in air, cutting off the tendrils as she landed.
    "I see you haven't lost your touch!"
    Altsoba sliced a few more tendrils in half as they appeared around her.
    She put in a great big sadistic, crooked grin.
    "Ha! I am an evolution of demon the likes of you will never compare to!" she said boastingly.
    "We shall see." the demon replied.
    A set of tendrils cut off Mao from getting any closer than she was, forming a giant circle around him and Altsoba. The only one he didn't care to cut off, was the soul wizard who was thought to be dead. He charged at Altsoba with his claws of darkness, attempting to deal end the struggle quickly. Altsoba stopped the claws, and noticed its fingers extending and spun her scythe. She pulled out from the lock, and twirled around to the back of the shadowy being, slashing at his... or its back. The being let off a massive howl of pain and the scythe Altsoba was using was her own, a blade made by demons. The demon swung while spinning around trying to hit the agile queen. Altsoba pressed her feat against the demon as it did so, pushing off and landing on her feet. She dipped back in and cut at the shadowy monster's feet, this time, the leg dared not return. The monster exploded into a cloud of mist and appeared near Seikatsu.
    "I shall remove from you the medium by which your power erupts from." the monster said menacingly.

    Lisa forgoed her sense of an honest duel, threw aside her father, her best friend, her master's teachings to never interfere with a one on one duel. Lisa dived in, activating the power of her pendant she grew from her standard forearm sized self, to a monstrous 180ft long monster with 200ft long wingspans on both ends. She flashed past Altsoba and barreled towards the shadowy demon. The demon turned around and unleashed a flurry of tendrils at Lisa, at first she plowed through them effortlessly, and as the tip of her armoured snout was a matter of feet from the being she was halted and bound to the floor.
    "Pitiful beast, did you believe you could best m-" the shadowy being stopped speaking.
    The tendrils around the field all receded into the ground putting in full view the enormous wyvern laying down motionless. Lisa didn't move as she was puzzled herself. Altsoba smiled while looking at the barren ground below her feet. Upon viewing the shadowy being, four small dots were seen letting off a grey smoke, with a light blue mist.
    "You see, my medium is a bit of a stubborn jack ass." Altsoba said with a bit of an attitude.
    The being turned around and grabbed Seikatsu, he launched the still bleeding man all the way across the field and sent him into Altsoba. Seikatsu stood up with the hole in his back partially clotted with what could only be assumed as ice. It was still bleeding, but that was alright for him.
    "I'll destroy you both!" the monster said as it fired a set of tendrils at them.
    Seikatsu looked at Altsoba and smiled weakly, Altsoba nodded in understanding. Seikatsu charged at the being with his spiked claws cutting away the tendrils, many of which cut him in return. The spikes on his back rattling from the onslaught of attacks, and his tail doing its best to demolish the tendrils. Lisa was caught in the middle of it as well, using her wings to block what little they could. This was sufficient for Altsoba as she charged forward, spring boarding off of Seikatsu and onto the tail of the great wyvern. She ran up the length of the armoured back, and jumped from Lisa's head. Lifting her scythe, Altsoba got ready to swing. Altsoba came down on the being and cut it's shadowy form in half, causing it to howl loudly.

    The being exploded into a cloud of dense black mist, and the onslaught of tendrils stopped all together.
    Seikatsu fell to the ground, placing one hand on his knee and the other keeping him from hitting the floor entirely.
    "Is...
    That it...?"
    he asked, panting from the blood loss and the struggle.
    "HAHAHAHAHA!
    YOU STUPID BOY!"
    the voice called out.
    "I CAN NOT BE BEATEN BY MERE...
    MERE SWORDS PLAY!
    I AM FEAR ITSELF CHILD!"
    the voice yelled at him.
    "Yeah, yeah. Fear cannot be destroyed. Hearts of children
    get your weak ass out of here and go regenerate somewhere people care."
    Altsoba snapped at him in an irritated voice.
    The black mist dispersed, and Seikatsu's Spirit of Night with it.
    Seikatsu smiled at Altsoba as she helped him up.
    Alstoba pulled Seikatsu close and pressed her lips to his, then transitioning into a hug.
    "You okay?" she asked in a soft voice.
    Seikatsu didn't return the hug, he didn't answer her. He stood in place with his clawed arms resting at his side, refusing to show any affection for her.
    "I guess...
    I guess that's a yes."
    Altsoba said disappointed.
    Altsoba released Seikatsu and walked over to the summoner, Dmitry with her hand held out to help him up.
    While extending the gesture she stated to the group in a bold voice:
    "He'll be back, trust me.
    For now, does anyone have a question they'd like to ask before I go home?"

    Lisa let off a few low pitched clicking sounds as she turned her head and began nuzzling Seikatsu, who leaned his weight on her for fear of passing out again.

    HP: 10% (Bleeding, took a lot of little hits, got thrown again)
    Altsoba Countdown: 3

    All effects ends as they are no longer needed.

    Pet Item Spell: Grow:
    Name: Amulet of Hypertrophy
    Rank: Strong
    Item Spell:
    Name: Grow
    Rank: C (strong)
    Description: Seikatsu's wyvern is able to use the 'Grow' ability to turn from their little selves, to a much much much bigger self that displays their teeth immaculately. This ability not only makes the wyvern itself larger, but also scales its natural abilities to match. (Strength increases proportionally so Lisa can actually move [50%]) Damage output increases by 15% due to increased strength.
    Lisa grows from being 1ft 7inches 3inches in diameter, to 180 ft long, 5 ft thick, 200ft wingspan (this is proportional for flight)
    A real world size reference would be twice the length between the home plate, and 1st base in a regulation sized baseball field.
    Duration: Two posts, or until 20% of max HP in damage is taken whichever comes first
    Cooldown: 4 posts
    Strengths:
    1 Lisa can be used to fly Seikatsu into battle, or to pick up an opponent and throw him/her to the ground while this ability is in effect
    2 Makes Lilly a lot bigger, meaning she can smash large objects (within reason of course) and wreak all sorts of havoc on the enemy
    3 Those teeth get larger just like the rest of her, as if the bone helmet isn't intimidating enough with those things staring an opponent down. (The opponent needs guts to take on Lilly in growth mode)

    Weaknesses:
    1 Stealth is impossible at this point.
    2 Lisa has a harder time dodging attacks when she's so flipping big
    3 After Lisa takes 20% of max HP in damage the ability wears off, and she reverts to her standard size
    4 This ability in tight spaces.... 'nuff said
    Second Chance:
    Second Chance
    Rank: Signature Spell (ranks up with character)
    Type: Soul
    Duration: 4 posts
    Cooldown: 1 Use Only
    Description:
    Seikatsu weapon has been shattered! It's okay, Second chance is here to save the day!
    One time per thread, Seikatsu can take the shards of his broken Thorn of Betrayal, and combine it with soul energy and icey winds. This creates a type of weapon that is mounted on his body. The weapon is a pair of claws, that creates spikes running down his back that becomes a tail. He also get's a pretty sick looking helmet. The helmet and spikes on his back provides no defensive bonuses, but rather act as a focus for Seikatsu. The cold winds make the frame several times lighter that the original sword, and even give Seikatsu a +25% speed bonus due to making him lighter as well. The claws have no extra damage, but can in face be reinforced with magical spells, if any allies or Seikatsu has one available.

    Strengths:
    1 Seikatsu can use his other spells with this active
    2 Seikatsu gains a +25% Speed bonus. This increases by 25% each rank, capping off at 100% at rank S.
    3 Can be used at will

    Weaknesses:
    1 After the spell resolves, his sword is not fixed. The spell literally falls right off.
    2 Seikatsu can only activate this spell if his sword is broken.
    3 This ability does not provide its own damage boosts
    4 This spell can still be blocked by equipment and spells of equal or greater rank.
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    Post by Mao 26th June 2015, 3:11 am

    They’d done it. They’d wreaked havoc upon that demonic entity and came out alive – some more than others as Seikatsu appeared very worse for wear after his many trials, but the fact remained: they lived. Rubies long broken off, the icy magic that gripped her clawed gloves began to recede even as the diamonds dissipated with the release of the spell. Removing the bulky things was a pleasure and oh-so satisfying after this venture, though she lightly frowned at some of the dark substance that slipped through a few formed cracks. Most of it came off easily enough, and the bulk of it on her tail made a very satisfying “thwack!” sound as she flicked it towards a tree.

    Clipping the mildly mangled gauntlets to her belt, Mao walked – rather tried as a small limp formed, wincing as she recalled the slightly deeper leg wound that’d gone ignored during the adrenaline rush – towards the other figures. Whatever affection the demoness Altsoba held for Seikatsu, it was far from returned as he made no effort, all but ignoring her presence save for support and even that job was soon given to the much larger Lisa. ’Those look horrible.’ Out of all of them this strange, strange man received the worst of the blows, pierced and tossed around.

    ’He did shield me from the bombardment, so I suppose it’s only fair.’ It wasn’t her absolute favorite scarf, but Mao liked each and every one of them the same so to sacrifice one hurt a little. It’d be worth it if only to treat both their wounds as she pulled out the long garment – enough to wrap around her body a few times and still have plenty hang loose – and tore off a few feet before tying the bulk of it around the cloaked soul mage. While doing so the girl began to give off a reddish brown glow, dulled down a bit so that only the healing energy would seep out and avoid irritating their eyes too much.

    In that no-nonsense tone, all but decreeing herself the leader or boss, the proud woman inquired about any questions…it was so hard to choose though. The beast of fear caused her confession earlier, admitting to all who listened that she’d destroyed these lives many years ago. ”What did their deaths bring you?” It shot out of her mouth as she tended to Seikatsu’s wounds magically and physically while trying to make sure Dmitry was in range of the spell at least. Mao’s tone was dull as if she might be inquiring about the weather, and it continued in that same tone as other questions spilled out whether she liked it or not, ”Did you curse those objects, or did that…demon do so? What makes you different from the thing we just fought? Have you always been a demon?”

    She wasn’t quite sure where the last one even came from, a strange back-of-the-mind pondering as if this woman might’ve been…well something else – even if not human – at one time. Why did she hold so much affection for this man who adamantly refused to acknowledge the gestures? Did she believe he might return them, despite what the trade of power cost? Though…who was she to judge Altsoba when it’d been this same man who agreed to the terms… All the questions were so vexing because she wanted the answers, but held a feeling she might either not receive them or it’d be best not to ask at all. For once she shoved that troublesome instinct to inquire to ridiculous lengths down, deep down where she hoped it might take days if not weeks to rise back up.

    More than anything, right now, the girl wanted to return to the safety of her room to the swathe of blankets and pillows upon that mattress in the sanctity of her closet…

    …and just get lost in a story that involved no death and a ridiculously cheery ending. Maybe she’d just read a book of comic strips.



    HP: 80%+5%
    MP: 70%

    Sunstone: +5% HP, glow's kept to a minimum
    Spoiler:
    Name: Sunstone: Cleanse
    Rank: D
    Type: Healing/AoE
    Duration: 2 posts
    Cooldown: 5 posts
    Description: Using herself as the medium for the spell, Mao’s entire body will begin to glow a muddy-red hue, a little dimmer than a 60w lightbulb. Allies within 10 meters of her will find their health renewing 5% per post and relieved of a single status effect from a spell of equal rank. Due to the brightness, staring directly can cause one’s vision to cloud up a little, though still not as bad as staring directly at normal light sources. Can heal up to 3 people total. Removes the most recently applied status effect.
    Strengths:

    • Causes a mild blind.
    • Heals allies a little (up to 10%) as well as removes a single status effect.
    • As an AoE spell, it doesn’t require Mao to directly touch allies or stand still.

    Weaknesses:

    • Must be used on Mao, another cannot be the conduit.
    • Though it can somewhat blind people, it also paints a rather large target (and possibly attract light-eaters).
    • Heat-based magic that hits Mao can cancel the effects early.
    • Leaving the radius early reduces the main effect by half, and it doesn’t prevent them from regaining the status effect in the next post – merely cleanses it the first time.



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    Benjamin
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    Post by Benjamin 26th June 2015, 11:08 pm

    Dmitry let out a sigh of relief as the creature dispersed and the darkness with it. He smiled as Mao began healing the more heavily injured member of their party, still upset that his friends got so banged up. He hadn't taken much damage thanks to his armor, which slowly faded away. When he got up and began to walk over to her, Dmitry heard a disturbing voice in his head. 

    'What, you thought I was going to leave without giving you a parting gift?'

    'Shield your mind, boy!'

    Without any warning, a pain like no other erupted within Dmitry's mind. This was not a possession attempt: it was a glimpse into the beyond. The spiritual medium was bombarded with an enormous amount of stimuli applied directly to his psyche. The strain was far greater than any attempt to control him and there was no way for him to resist. In the course of a few seconds, Dmitry received more spiritual stimulation than he had in his entire life up to this point. It was far more than even he was prepared for. It took all of five seconds for him to stumble and fall to the ground, eyes still wide from the shock. As he did, he heard the fading laughter of the thing that was supposed to be beaten. There was no movement from him whatsoever. No breathing and no heartbeat. Not even a twitch. Dmitry Kazakov had flat-lined. 


    After somewhere between ten and fifteen minutes, through the intervention of his comrades and possibly even his spirits, Dmitry shot up and gasped like a fish out of water. When he calmed down and took in his surroundings, he scratched his head a bit, more embarrassed than frightened. "Uh...sorry about that. Guess that bastard was pretty upset over that whole tentacle thing..." The newly resuscitated mage put a hand to his chest, confirming that his heart was in fact beating again. 

    'Welcome back to the land of the living, boy.' He heard Hati say.

    'Hey, it ain't every day you get to rise from the dead, is it old man?' 

     Just one more event to make him appreciate being alive. Now he could say he'd quite literally escaped death. It pointed also out a significant weakness in his abilities. 




    Hp: 70%
    Mp: 65%


    (OOC: Dmitry's resuscitation is dependent on you.)
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    Post by Ninetails Derpfox 26th June 2015, 11:44 pm

    Seikatsu gathered some strength back thanks to his fluffy eared comrade's gem magic. While he didn't argue with getting first aid, he did question the method by which her mana flows through the gems. Did it flow in and out, did it pool in the gems, did the mana flow from the gems instead of to them? So many questions that Seikatsu didn't bother asking them. Seikatsu began petting Lisa, congratulating her on being so strong while under pressure, her low pitched clicking sounds ensuring she was find. Seikatsu overheard Mao asking Altsoba what them dying did for her along with a flurry of other questions. While she was helping Dmitry off the ground, he suddenly got wide eyed and let off a squeaking sound signaling the pain was too much to let out a full fledged cry of pain. It wasn't more than a few seconds before the grey haired wizard toppled over, eyes still bugged out with his pupils too small to be seen. Seikatsu accidently shoved Mao out of his way as he rushed to the fallen ally.
    "KAZAKOV! KAZAKOV!" Seikatsu yelled.
    Seikatsu rested his hand on Dmitry's heart, trying to feel for the standard thumping that resulted from an excess of adrenaline and felt nothing. The soul wizard attempted to scan Dmitry for a soul and noticed a trail of energy leaking from the summoner's body.
    "Shit!!" Seikatsu yelled.
    Seikatsu sat down and began meditating, seeming as though he were doing nothing.
    Altsoba looked at the bunny eared girl, seeing if she would try to help the fallen man. As she saw the woman move, Altsoba snapped her fingers and called forth a large being wearing two suits of armour, each over three inches thick.
    "Knave." she said greeting the monstrous servant.
    The large metal man kneeled.
    "Ensure that the man on the floor is uninjured." she coldly ordered the metal man.
    Altsoba looked at the bunny eared girl, and addressed her.
    "Pardon me beast-child..." she said plainly, not knowing what to call the girl.
    "Your man appears to not be breathing, he also seems to lack a heartbeat" she stated, looking at Dmitry.
    "I shall answer your question, just make yourself useful." she said plainly.
    Lisa crawled closer and made some concerned clicking sounds. Altsoba walked over to console the large creature. She gently rubbed Lisa's head while speaking in a soothing tone.
    "Let's see... where to start..." Altsoba said inquisitively.
    "Ah yes.. their deaths..." she said, remembering the first question.
    "I'd imagine you know the food chain, yes?
    Animals eat plants,
    Animals eat other animals,
    Humans eat both." she paused.
    "Demons, initially, strip mortal beings of their souls by means of overloading their bodies. A prime example is before you. We consume the soul to enhance our power, and their bodies to maintain our physical form."
    she stated.
    "The short version, I gain power from mortals deaths." she said bluntly.
    Altsoba turned around and began rubbing the wyvern, making sure to get dirt off of it.
    "The original objects, I cursed." Altsoba admitted.
    "But I'm merciful, had those been the objects I cursed you would have dropped dead as soon as I was summoned. Those forgeries weren't even one ten-thousandth the power of their originals." she stated, seeming rather proud of her own power.
    She turned around to make sure Mao was still doing something to help Dmitry.
    "The difference between he and I are power. If you wish to see a magic trick, I can sacrifice my host to summon the rest of my soul to this plane, and utterly destroy it in a matter of weeks.
    The next difference is control. I have that power, I have known I've had that power since my host contracted me, and I have never once thought to use it."
    she said with a semi-humble voice.
    Altsoba stopped cleaning the dirt off of Lisa and turned around to face the group. She leaned against Lisa and took a breath.
    "To answer your last question..." she said before pausing.
    "I... I was not always a demon.
    I was once a human like my host...
    A great deal of time ago, a time when magic was being rediscovered my family came across ancient documents. Toms written in a prehistoric language that predated the concept of mana itself. Just like my host over there, I was curious and decided to perform the only thing I saw that I could understand. After the ritual I was able to read the tomes, and I easily learned it all.
    During the first siege of my kingdom my demonic contract became active, and I, a single seven year old child, slaughtered all that attempted to harm my people. Out of fear, my people followed my orders to rebuild. I am unsure how, but I somehow was able to turn that fear, to love as my subjects had come to trust me. We worked tirelessly to rebuild the kingdom and in a matter of years became a true people. But some of our enemies had pooled together. While I was in my mid twenties a second siege occurred. This one was done at first with machinery that slung large, flaming rocks upon my people. Then the soldiers came in." Altsoba had to stop as she wiped a tear from her face.
    "They killed my people, I fought alongside my own pupils. These were children to aided the retaliation effort, and like me, each was half of a demon. For every 100 enemies slain, one of my pupils paid the price. I was the last to fall. My power was not great enough to protect those which I loved."
    Altsoba clenched her fists.
    "My host is all I have of this world. Think not of him as the monster, for he did not willingly accept my contract. I forced it upon him. I took control of himself as he slumbered and forced him to complete the contract by slaying all he knew and held dear. I am the true monster in this bargain." she said with tears on her face.
    Altsoba fell to the ground in the fetal position, and began to weep silently so as to not give cause for anyone to cease aiding Dmitry.
    Seikatsu, while conscious of the explanations from Altsoba, was too busy keeping Dmitry's soul inside his body. He knew that some of his memories will be shared with the summoner wizard, and hoped that only the non-vital ones would be that. The large metal creation continued examining Dmitry's body as it used its one finger trying not to break any of Dmitry's bones. The large man poked and prodded Dmitry, making sure to keep out of Mao's way as she went about her method of aiding Dmitry.



    Altsoba Countdown: 2
    Wraith Countdown: 3

    Altsoba Active Spell:
    Active: Summon Wraith
    Duration: 3 Posts, increase +1 per rank cap at 6 post duration
    Cooldown: 1 Use per summon of Altsoba.
    The wraith moves slightly slower (30%) than Altsoba, because if its very thick armor. Due to its armor being very thick, it has a +30% defence bonus.
    Passive/Active: The Wraith has none, he has a sword that's all he needs.
    Wraith takes more hits to kill because it is very well armoured, here are the values.
    Also it deals ranked damage, however the "Damage Dice" will determine if it's a hit or miss.
    C: 3 Hits
    B: 3 Hits
    A: 4 Hits
    S: 4 Hits
    Strengths:
    1 Seikatsu gains two fighting partners
    2 Either of the summons can be used to distract and enemy
    3 Makes it so Seikatsu never truly has to solo a job

    Weaknesses:
    1 Using this spell destroys the sword entirely
    2 Altsoba's summon has no spell of its own
    3 Both summons can be killed, the wraith has half the max health of Altsoba.
    4 This ability cannot be used on Holy Grounds.
    Wraith: It's actually 7ft tall and not godzilla like in this image:

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    Post by Mao 27th June 2015, 1:17 am

    Time slowed down as an invisible force struck the healthier of the two men, Mao stunned as Dmitry hit the ground. She barely registered Seikatsu shoving her aside, stumbling a little before following suit. With baited breath she awaited the cloaked man’s diagnosis, hanging back two steps, but it didn’t look good visually. ’His chest isn’t moving…’ In a flash she was sitting opposite the man on the other side of their fallen comrade, beginning the gruesome process of trying to keep his heart-beating – even if the man’s ribcage would be groaning in protest later.

    Recollections of first aid 101 type books she perused came to mind, and following the mental instructions Mao pinched the unconscious man’s nose closed and pressed her mouth to his. Air flew from her lungs and into his, inflating the organs as the armored creation continued its observations of other potential injuries. Mao was far from a doctor, but she knew enough that too long without oxygen flowing through the body, especially to the brain, could result in permanent damage let alone the likelihood of death if they couldn’t revive him. She wouldn’t know of Seikatsu’s influence of their chances until after the fact.

    Refusing to break her stride even as she switched between the two actions, Mao eyes momentarily shot towards the other woman for a moment before returning to the man before her as his care required her attention far more than the storyteller. There wasn’t really time nor opportunity to react to anything she said. The potential insult (not that she hadn’t heard it before from strangers) hardly acknowledged alongside a certain claim she wouldn’t notice without reviewing the memory later perhaps, and she easily refrained from rolling her eyes at the final statement before explanations flowed.

    It was…scary in some ways, just how easy it was to accept some of it as fact. ’Merely the food-chain at work. A deer probably doesn’t like the idea of being dinner any more than we do. That is merely the order of things: in the end someone or something will stand above you…’

    At one point in time this woman who only needed to send a small fraction of her power to provide such enormous aid possessed stronger versions of the same items. What did that mean? No, perhaps such thoughts weren’t worth chasing. Mao already knew what drew her to this place – or at least knew well enough that it wasn’t some will of the items, but an indescribable instinct related to the original package back in her room. The notion of coming face-to-face with the pure version of Altsoba was…daunting to say the least.

    She didn’t know what to think or feel upon discovering her guess was right, ears drooping a little. ’Only a child and she conscripted herself to a demon. A consequence of folly.’ Yet it wasn’t enough in the end as despite the heavy losses of the opposing forces, in a way, they still managed a victory over their foes. A sad fate for people who wished merely to live their lives, unknowingly placing a fear in their old enemies of the threat they possessed. The same power that saved them once before likely became the cause of their fall. ’How tragic…’

    Every thought flew from her head, more or less physically knocked out by the force of Dmitry’s hard noggin as it collided with her’s upon his awakening, leaving Mao sitting there with a small forming bruise, stunned. It took a few seconds as a hand absentmindedly rubbed at the sore spot, ”I am…glad you are all right…” If the woman hadn’t felt his lack of pulse, then she might’ve thought the medium to be faking death, what with how much energy he sprung back to life. ’Perhaps a cause of whatever Seikatsu was doing…their abilities are certainly…interesting.’ Though one fact remained prevalent: they’d need to find some physician or person proficient in healing magic to take a look at them. Mao would manage fine aside for a tiny headache and annoying gash on her leg, but one man still looked close to death and the other had seen death before turning right back around like he realized he took a wrong turn at Albuquerque.



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    Post by Benjamin 27th June 2015, 2:47 am

    It took a bit before Dmitry's head began to hurt from it's contact with Mao's. He then remembered just what happened when he awoke. "Oh, uh..sorry about the uh...the head..." He apologized, uncharacteristically nervous. The revived medium stood up and helped Mao to her feet, before looking around at the mist. So, it's still the same, he thought. It pained him to think that he wouldn't be able to coming back to this place for long time. But that wasn't important at the moment; they needed to leave this place. 

    "Seikatsu, you need to get to the nearest town and get patched up," he stated to his wounded friend. "Don't worry about me, I'm good enough to walk home. Besides, I'll have Mao with me if there are any complications." He smiled at the girl with that statement. "Now go on, get the Hell out of here. With that thing gone, I can find my way out easily." This wasn't a bluff. Barring interference, his sense of direction was usually excellent thanks to his connection to nature. It would be child's play to guide Mao out of there and Lisa didn't need more wait slowing her down right now. As soon as Seikatsu flew off on the Wyvern's back, Dmitry and Mao made their way out of the forest and towards the nearest town. While he was a bit wobbly at times, the gray haired was able to make it out just fine, having to lean on Mao every now and then. He certainly didn't mind having her as a traveling companion

    "Hey...thanks again for helping me out back there," Dmitry said along the way. "And...I wanna apologize again...for keeping you in the dark." As the sun began moving towards the horizon, Dmitry's stomach began aching a bit. "You know what, when we get to town, I'll buy you dinner. It's been a while since we spent some proper time together anyhow." Dmitry looked back one last time at the forest before pressing on with Mao. One day, he would fix what happened there.
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    Post by Ninetails Derpfox 27th June 2015, 3:04 am

    Seikatsu, after his ally had arisen from his deathly state and slammed poor Mao in the head, walked over to Altsoba who was leaned up against Lisa crying.
    "Don't waste your tears wench." he said coldly.
    "You haven't earned the right to shed them." he added, with a very angry tone.
    "Seikatsu, you need to get to the nearest town and get patched up." Seikatsu heard Dmitry calling to him. Seikatsu returned the advice by asking if they wanted a ride. His ally assured Seikatsu that him and Mao would be fine together. Seikatsu, sensing a type of... desire from Dmitry gave a nod and turned back to Altsoba.
    "You've earned my thanks for fighting for the day.
    But that's all wench.
    Now get out of my world."
    Seikatsu said in the same cold, unhappy voice as before.
    Altsoba didn't make eye contact, she didn't speak, she simply turned to a cloud of dust and reverted to her sword form. Upon doing so, the large metallic man dropped his large arm on Mao's shoulders, giving her a few pats before he himself turned to a cloud of mist. Seikatsu picked the Heart of War from the ground looked at it. 'An honorable blade would be flicked...' Seikatsu remembered from his training. Seikatsu, not having any honor for this blade didn't bother to flick it but rather just sheathed it.
    Lisa tilted her head, bringing the two handlebar like protrusions on the back of her skull into arms distance for Seikatsu to grab. He grabbed hold and began pulling himself up as the large creature righted his head. Seikatsu looked at Dmitry and Mao while considering the idea of one day, maybe, finding Istas. Until that day he'd never be able to enjoy a woman's company the way Dmitry did Mao's. In a way, Seikatsu envied that about the grey haired summoner. But this envy was not that, that brought about the taint of anger, but rather that kind which gave respect. Seikatsu commanded the large wyvern to take off and after a few moments and enough wind to friz Mao's hair beyond the point where a simply set of fingers would fix, Seikatsu had taken off. He didn't bother looking at the two from overhead, as neither needed such guardianship. The two had the other, for now that is all they needed as the forest had been rid of its taint for the time being. All that remained was the residual energy, manifested as that black cloud.

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