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    Polar Peril

    Post by Victoria Sheridan on 20th December 2018, 5:04 pm

    Job Details:
    How many players can join in a topic?: 2-5 players may sign up per topic, but you may not have multiples of your own characters in the same topic. There is no limit on sign-ups, meaning everyone will have a chance to do the event. You may only do the event job once per character.

    How much do I need to type?: As it's a job-based event there is a set word count based on the highest ranked player! Luckily these are much lower than would normally be needed for the exp being rewarded!

    D: 500 words per player.
    C: 1000 words per player.
    B: 2000 words per player.
    A: 3000 words per player.
    S+: 4000 words per player.

    Where: Anywhere in Earthland!

    Synopsis of Event/What's going on: Throughout Earthland strange magical portals have been appearing, these portals give off a cold sensation and contain colourations of red, green, and icy blue; tones representative of the holiday everyone has come to know and love, Christmas. Something strange is occurring within Santa Claus’ domain and the normally happy and kind population of the realm have transformed into creatures of evil and started to invade Earthland believing they are the cause of the problem. The Magic Council has initiated a state of emergency continent-wide and is asking for the help of mages to find out the cause of this invasion and stop it, they would prefer all mages participating to approach the winter invaders with a talk-first approach though if violence is necessary; use it.

    *Any mage who came at the behest of the Council will simply be fighting until the monster's boss has been slain. Dark Mages have been offered an alternative route with completely separate enemies (since you wouldn’t want to directly aid the Magic Council); they can instead take these opportune moments of chaos to aid the monsters in destroying the towns whilst avoiding the Rune Knight’s law-abiding grasp!



    Light Guild: Monsters/Enemies: (All enemies must be rolled for, including the boss. Whether you decide to destroy the threat or help them back through the portals is up to the individual team. At least one of every enemy must be dealt with before you can turn in. You may add in more enemies without rolling if you so wish.)

    Weak;
    x3 - 5 Santa's Helpers: The normal three foot happy and giggly elven helpers are no longer how you imagine them to be; they are dressed in a way that would make you feel like you were looking at a negative photo of them. Armed with candy cane swords and frost covered snowballs, these people, though extremely cute, are not to be underestimated as they deal 25% rank damage if they hit you. They require 10 hits to take down.

    Normal;
    x2 - 3 Polar Bears: These white furry bears when reared on their hind legs easily reach nine feet, though naturally tame creatures, the chaos and confusion has driven them into a rage-induced frenzy. Bites and scratches deal user rank damage. These require 15 hits to take down.

    Strong;
    x1 – 2 Christmas Trees: These large fir trees stand fifteen feet tall and are covered in decorations like tinsel and baubles with presents underneath. The baubles can be launched from the tree, akin to a pistol, which deal 50% rank damage when hit by them, the tinsel is able to completely immobilise an individual for a single round if captured within its snare. The real threat of these beautiful looking trees however is the presents underneath as you never know exactly what you are going to get. These can range from full rank damage, debuffs (max allowed for passive of char rank), AoE damage, elemental damage, a single round of immobilisation, or damage over time to 2.5x the characters rank. They do however take 25% more damage from fire so longs they are not covered in snow or frost. These trees take 25 hits to take down If confronting one of these monsters, you’re required to roll a die from 1-6 which will determine what kind of dangerous presents lurk beneath the roots.
    — 1. User-Ranked AoE damage (to the whole team).
    — 2. One round of immobilisation.
    — 3. Full Spell-Rank Damage (just to you).
    — 4. Transformed into an animal (of your choice).
    — 5. Temporarily drained of all mana for two posts.
    — 6. All your clothes disappear.

    BOSS;
    Santa Claus: If you haven’t realised by now, there can only be one coordinator of a grand-scale attack such as this one. You guessed it, it’s the man in red himself; Santa Claus. Why you may ask is a good question and one easily answered, he is sick and tired of all the darkness in the world and has decided the best way to prevent it is to end it. Santa, like the Christmas trees has an array of attacks, however, unlike the christmas trees some of them may be positive effects. (To find out if you get a good or a bad effect you roll a normal dice. Damage can either be made into healing for the team or is dealt as damage to Santa at the lowest member of the teams rank damage e.g. If rolling an even number like two, you’ll receive a positive effect and your team will be healed by the lowest member of the team’s rank damage (i.e. I’m B-Rank and the lowest rank member of my team, I roll an even so the team would heal by 80HP; the reverse is true for an odd number whereby instead of healing, you’d be damaged by the roll). Santa is accompanied by 1 of each type of enemy and he himself requires 35 hits to take down.
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    Re: Polar Peril

    Post by Victoria Sheridan on 20th December 2018, 9:27 pm

    Wearing an all-white insulated outfit and a backpack with a strip of fluorescent orange tape on it, Victoria was trekking through Silent Glaciers and trying to stay warm enough to complete the latest job she had taken on. She and four other mages had been called upon by the Magic Council to undertake a special assignment. A continent-wide emergency had been declared because invaders were emerging from portals all across Earthland to terrorize its inhabitants. The group's mission was to discover the reason for the invasion, then put an end to it. The Magic Council expressed a clear preference for a non-violent solution, but they would accept a more aggressive resolution as long as the invasion was stopped and no one else got hurt.

    Victoria could live with that edict. She and the others would try to end the problem peacefully if possible. If that was not an option, they would forcefully hand the invaders an eviction notice. Now that she had mentally rehearsed the basic outline of the job, the brunette thoughts turned to her teammates.

    Victoria would be working with Guild Ace Imai and Masha Dymonrel, both of whom were from Sabertooth. She would also be working with Vinn Cobalt, the guy she had met in Hargeon Town and ate seafood with some time ago. Finally, she would be working with a Guildless mage named Saraphina Zima, a mage the brunette had never met before today. Victoria did not mind working with new people. The state of emergency meant that team members did not have to be all from the same guild.

    Victoria paused next to the deadly moss cave near the delta. Waiting near a recognized landmark would mean that her teammates would have an easier time of finding her than if she just kept tromping into the frozen wilderness. The brunette set up an orange flag to mark her location and waited for the other mages to find her.

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    Re: Polar Peril

    Post by Imai-chi on 21st December 2018, 4:26 am

    Normally, the coated nerd wouldn’t approach such harsh wilderness like the Silent Glaciers unless if he was up for a challenge or task. Partly, yeah, since he too was called upon by the Magic Council about a country-wide situation; a literal terror struck the land with magical portals mentioned in the paper. He did know a thing or two about magical portals himself, if he had to be honest. This made it reasonable… no, necessary for his aid to come out and support the stop of this terrorizing act. Despite fired up, he was clearly given the circumstances from the Magic Council; most preferable of all actions was a diplomatic one, and if he screwed up the possibility of such an efficient outcome, then he would likely be blamed for it for a very long time. Remember, this was a country-wide terror, and he wouldn’t want to accidently worsen it, would he?

    Out in the Silent Glaciers where the sky was free from the blocking covers of street lamps and other artificial lighting, the stars were as clear as literal, white dots painted onto the atmosphere. It was the cold season of winter, and Imai made sure to bring his Magnescope to keep an eye for magical portals… and once in a while take a good, sweet look at the constellations that were clearest in this part of the year. Having his vision focused on the right eye of his that he looked through the telescope with - it was a small telescope, hand-held and capable of being utilized even whilst walking across the icy tundra that led up to a large delta - he followed the aligning stars that made up the picture of Monoceros. It consisted of four stars only, and the fashion looked more like an amateur drawing of a key when aligning lines between the stars. How people in the old days were able to associate such a simple, geometric form with that of a unicorn was marble-dropping.

    By adjusting the telescope a bit further up and to the right, he quickly spotted a more recognizable constellation - that of Orion. This constellation was named after an ancient hunter whose existence was so coated in legends that people could barely distinguish truth from myth. His constellation had a shard-like torso and a triangle-like bottom with three very clear stars making up his famed belt. An arm stretched out from Orion’s right side, while the left arm held a bent line of stars that resembled a bow.

    It almost looked like that Orion was aiming for Taurus, the next constellation that apparently was about to jump over Orion. The bull consisted of fine, long lines of stars that not everyone could recognize at first. Again, imagination was underestimated, especially that of those who drew up these stars for the first time. To think that their mere fantasies were immortalized as normal astronomy as well as astrology made Imai wonder if he would ever leave his own marks in the sky.

    Maybe, if he continued looking at the stars and watching out for magical portals like this, then he would be able to maintain his cool… despite the atmosphere and temperature, Imai was in smoking company, and having his eye drilled to the telescope was a desperate escape from his overdosing hormones taking effect.

    “Hmh… come forth, come forth, circles…”

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    Re: Polar Peril

    Post by Vinn Cobalt on 22nd December 2018, 10:01 am

    HEIR TO THE HOUSE CERULEAN

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    Snow crunched below Vinn's footsteps. He was walking through a frozen tundra of the Silent Glaciers, a paper held in his hand. It was a missive from the Magical Council of the land that requested Vinn to put an end to a menace that abruptly came to happen in a form of otherworldly portals. While Vinn wasn't opposed to doing some cleaning up, the fact that he had received such a paper in the first place was alarming. It meant that he wasn't as invisible as he would've liked. Especially considering that he did not identify himself with any of these "Guilds" that existed and gathered likeminded mages. To Vinn it only seemed like an unnecessary hassle. /"At least the place that they sent me to a place that isn't half bad."/ The young man thought to himself as he folded the paper and stuffed it into one of his pockets.

    The cold air cut into his lungs and Vinn loved it. He had his long coat open and the coat and tie flapped as he made his way to the place he was supposed to go to. He wasn't entirely sure if the Council was sending him alone or if he was going to be paired up with somebody. But he hoped that the latter was true, much to his dismay. Vinn still hadn't fully grasped the lightning he desperately needed and that left him vulnerable. /"Who knows? Maybe the paper said some names."/ He briefly wondered as he noticed a something that definitely didn't belong in the scenery that surrounded him. Vinn couldn't be bothered to pay attention to anything more than the main points the missive had. The thing that caught his attention, however, was an orange piece of cloth.

    The cloth was a bit higher up, most likely set up so that it would be visible. /"But to whom...?" The young man exhaled as he made his way towards it. It seemed interesting enough and along the way he was supposed to go. Soon enough, he saw who was responsible for the area marking. Probably the last person he expected to run into in a place like this. It was good to see a familiar face, because he noticed a one more face that he didn't recognize. That meant that Vinn headed towards the person he did know. "Hey." The young man would walk up to Victoria. "You here for the call from the Council or setting up camp for friends?" He would ask her, as he wasn't quite sure which of those two things it was.
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    Re: Polar Peril

    Post by Saraphina on 22nd December 2018, 11:45 am

    Polar Peril,
    The white haired woman giggled to herself as she was trailing around Silent Glaciers by herself. She was still fairly new to Fiore, and exploring all that she could. The fact that the Magic Council already recognized her as a mage had delighted her to no extent. She couldn't believe that she was called upon by the Magic Council to help out with an 'emergency' of invaders from another world coming through portals. She honestly felt that sounded like it could have been her gods coming back down to great the people again, but at the same time, she had a guess that it wasn't the case this time. One can dream. She was dressed in a rather skimpy white dress that just barely covered most of her breasts and the skirt just covered the top half of her thighs. She wore a pair of calf high wedge heeled boots to walk in the snow and ice, enjoying the coldness on her skin. She knew most people would question her outfit choice, but she would just scoff at them and tell them that this was nothing to her. She was from Iceberg. Where it was colder than cold there. This was a sunny afternoon in the summer for her basically.

    Her purplish pink eyes trail around the area as she giggled with delight. Soon she spies something far in the distance... something orange among the white and black and blue. Not something one sees in this setting often. She had to simply see what it was and see what to do about it. She begun skipping up the icy trail once she found it, allowing her hair to bounce and flow behind her as she breathed in the air. Her white gloved hands out to the sides for some balance as she traveled up the trail. "Jingle Bells/ Jingle Bells/ Jingle all the way/ Oh what fun it is to ride/ In a one horse open sleigh!" She giggles to herself in a sing song voice as she sees the orange thing a bit better. She could tell it was a flag, and clapped her hands a little while she continued to skip forth. She sped up her skipping now, going a half jog, half skip type pace to catch up.

    She let up a gasp as she approaches a cave near a delta, and clasps her hands together. "Oh! There are others here?! Oh~! Would you guys happen to be here to do something with this Magic Council thingie too?! Oh! I'm really excited and can't wait to see what happens!" She looks around in awe at the place for a moment, before she quickly put her legs together and stood straighter with a hand gingerly behind her back. She put her other hand on her chest delicately. "I'm Saraphina Rose Zima. You can call me Saraphina, or Sara. And I hope to be in your care!" She smiles delicately as she glances between the other girl, then the guy. She couldn't help but smirk to him as she quite liked how he looked to her eyes. Already, she was expecting questions for her outfit choice, but seeing as the male was walking around with his coat open, she didn't think she would actually be asked much. She couldn't sit still for a moment longer, and bites her bottom lip as she lightly steps from one foot to the other while staying where she was. "Oooh! I'm just so excited! I haven't been in Fiore long, and I'm already given a task to do by the Magic Council!" She paused a moment as she bites her bottom lip again and giggles to them with a wide grin. "Sorry... I just can't wait to start doing a job. Especially one as important as this one! Do we have a plan? Are we waiting on anyone else? Is there anything we should do before we go fight some enemies?" She clasps her hands together as she slightly push her elbows together, pushing on her breasts a bit, squishing them together more.
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    Re: Polar Peril

    Post by Masha on 22nd December 2018, 2:01 pm

    Masha froze on the slopes of Silent Glaciers. A low moan escaped her lips. This was torture. She couldn't open her coat and for whatever reason, the coat wasn't letting her skin breathe. It trapped the pheromones inside her. It swam throughout her, setting her skin alight. Masha could barely breathe as her body writhed. Opening her white coat now would be a terrible idea. Her body would take damage almost instantly thanks to her complete lack of cold resistance. Yet it was becoming a tempting idea. This was pain unlike she'd ever known. Curse the scientists. Curse the cold. Curse the Magic Council for sending her out to this remote winter wasteland. Another step was all Masha could take. Skin needed to show. Now. She scrabbled at her glove. It would only be a second. Just long enough for some relief. The glove fell into the snow. Masha sighed happily.

    Then her hand began to glow pink. Panicking, the succubus pointed her hand away from her. What was going on? A concussive blast sent Masha flying through the air. Snow sprayed high, tinged pink. The redhead hit the slope hard, tumbling down a fair way before she halted. Masha stayed crumpled in a heap trying to catch her breath. What was that? That had never happened before. The succubus groaned, doing her best to move. Her body refused to do anything for a short time. When it finally did move, Masha pulled her bare hand in front of her face. Pink still crackled between the digits. What the hell? Her magic wasn't pink. Her magic didn't even have a color. Her pheromones couldn't have made the color either given they were invisible. Otherwise what would the point of them be?

    Grumbling to herself, the succubus checked to see if she was hurt. It didn't seem like it. It had only been an explosion of pink and snow. Hopefully she could find her glove. Her fingers were already getting numb. Masha got to her feet, trudging back up the slope to where the strange phenomenon originated. The snow had been blasted clear for a fair distance. Fifty to one hundred meters from Masha's best guess. It was lucky that the blast hadn't started an avalanche. She sighed heavily. There went that glove. There was no recovering it now. The succubus stuck her hand in a pocket. That would have to suffice to keep it warm.

    Looking up the slope, the succubus caught sight of a orange strip. That would have been a smart idea. Masha had bundled herself up all in white. No one would have found her if an avalanche had been started. The succubus made the trek up the mountain as best she could. A cold wind blew snow into her face on several occasions. She was rapidly tiring of this mission already. A few of her team mates for this mission were already gathered. Masha stepped up to them. "Masha Dymonrel. Are we all here?" She asked in a clipped tone. The faster they finished whatever the problem was, the happier she'd be.

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    Re: Polar Peril

    Post by Victoria Sheridan on 23rd December 2018, 2:09 pm

    Victoria turned around to find Imai, Vinn, Masha, and a young woman in a questionable dress who turned out to be Saraphina. They had found her thanks to the fluorescent orange flag she had planted to serve as a beacon to the mages. She was glad that she had spent the extra Jewels for the flag because it had saved her the trouble of trudging through the frigid wilderness to find each mage. She could pat herself on the back later... right now she needed to get the team going. They wanted to know who she was.

    "For those of you who don't know me, I'm Victoria Sheridan. I'm a mage from the guild known as Sabertooth." She briefly introduced herself to the team. She would spare them the details of her tenure with Black Rose because she never knew who had a grudge against the defunct guild. Since they could no longer strike Black Rose directly, they just might settle for attacking former members to avenge grievances real or imagined.

    "Now... we've been called here by the Magic Council itself. They want us to investigate this area and learn why it's being invaded by the unknown entities. Once we learn the purpose behind the invasion, we're supposed to stop it in its tracks." Victoria started an explanation of why they were here. They had likely already read the news or saw reports of it on lacrima or social media. She was giving a briefing for the benefit of Saraphina and Vinn, who were Guildless and therefore did not have access to the resources that Guild mages did.

    "As to how the invasion's stopped... the Magic Council would prefer a peaceful solution to the problem. They recommend talking to their leader and trying to negotiate with them." Victoria announced without any hint of irony. She personally did not see how one could negotiate with invaders out to terrorize the region. However, on this job she was getting her marching orders from the Magic Council. When the Magic Council talked, any mage with a modicum of common sense listened.

    "If we can't negotiate with the invaders, then we've been told to hand them an eviction notice. The Magic Council's only restriction on force is to keep the property damage down. Since we're out in the middle of Silent Glaciers, we don't have to worry too much about property damage." Victoria outlined the policy on the use of force to repel the invaders. She had no problem with that. Most of her hard-hitting magic had the potential to be... destructive. Out in Silent Glaciers that would be a low-priority concern since it was thinly populated by humans and was a region with plenty of open space. She would have to try pretty hard to hurt humans in this remote area.

    "Now then... the invaders get here through portals. Our first priority should be to find a portal and learn why they're here." Victoria opined. It was stating the obvious. Now she needed to get the team going and actually find a portal, then go from there.

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    Re: Polar Peril

    Post by Imai-chi on 26th December 2018, 5:16 am

    Once when Imai’s feet approached the orange cloth that was clearly visible even from afar - especially due to the dying blizzard that could render a person’s field of vision blurred - he lowered the small telescope and suddenly assumed that he was further away from his destination… until he braked his feet from stepping, his right eye seemingly glued to the scope as he eyed a pale, joyful woman with a questionable sense of fashion comparative to the ecosystem and weather. Despite literally being surrounded in thick blocks of ice and little tundra and vegetations in the distance, she didn’t appear to catch any cold or even bother for that matter.

    As she clapped her hands together, though, Imai had to release his eye from the scope. It was too sudden and destructive to endure - like a punch right to the nose.

    “A-Ahh…!” he let out a tad awkwardly and with a blush to warm him up in the cold air, finally fathoming his presence among Victoria, the pale-looking bust-bomb, another rather pale-looking, white-haired male, and a freezing Masha… why was she the only one freezing so much? Even Imai hadn’t begun clicking in his speech yet - did he miss anything? Did she need an extra coat? Why was his nose bleeding?

    Anyway, as Victoria greeted herself, he followed suit without being bothered by the red liquid trickling down his face: “Sabertooth here as well. Imai Uchuuken *sniff*.” Yeah… that should be enough for a greeting. As directly called by the Magic Council in this crisis of a Christmas, Imai remembered many a piece of advice from previous Sabertooth wizards and Itori, keeping a serious tone and cooperative nature… or more or less trying to not gag around.

    Man, it was Christmas. Why did people have to ruin Christmas? By now, the redhead should have been at Shirotsume and enjoyed a good duck fest with his parents and Koguma, but the duty of a wizard was a life-long devotion that he had promised to bear. Hopefully, this mission would be solved swiftly and efficiently, which would depend on what would happen from now on and how they would respond.

    But if they - the threatening foes that kept popping around Fiore from the request - were bent on terrorizing the land, then how big was the risk of making this mission more difficult than it had to be?

    A good idea would be to locate a portal. Hearing that, Imai took a look around without his telescope, his eyes shining a bright-blue tint and fiery waves of blue energy escaping his iris. Huh… now that he thought about it, this area was a weird place to start attacking, since nobody was known to actually live and hold residence here - other than the native animals.

    “It should be easier to talk with them here,” he stated to the group, sharing his thoughts about the circumstance, “Since not much is around to be terrorized *glaring across the delta and to the empty, monochromatic, icy field of glaciers and cutting weather in the distance*, they’re probably camping. So they won’t be too busy assaulting, and they’d probably hear us out… at least.”

    Putting his magical sensory to good use in the group, he focused mainly on finding any emergences of magical energy in the atmosphere that would form a portal. It usually happened when a lot of magic emerged, then quickly retracted into a single point - much like the theories of singularities in a black hole. For the time being, though, he felt that he had to wait for a little longer than assumed earlier, given that no magical signatures popped up… until a few minutes later.

    “Over there! To the east, near the foot of that glacier,” he warned them, pointing towards the empty location that soon revealed a green and red magical circle. A melody played out, familiar in its tone but with a broken, eerie twist to it. The star mage’s ears shrank a little by hearing it, not feeling like casually welcoming whoever they were about to meet.

    At least his nosebleed was gone.

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    Re: Polar Peril

    Post by Vinn Cobalt on 27th December 2018, 10:26 am

    HEIR TO THE HOUSE CERULEAN

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    This is quickly getting out of my hands.
    Faint breeze ruffled his hair and coat. As he eyed the new arrivals, Vinn didn't know what to make of the situation that was unfurling before his eyes. Two more women joined them, one of which was either crazy or a cold lover like Vinn was to be dressed like the way she was. Regardless, she could have put on something more. Was it really an accepted custom to dress like this? Not that Phaeton had anything against attire like that, but certain clothing said certain things about an individual. Then again, he could've sworn that he heard something about her being in Fiore for only a little bit.

    The young man only sighed as he listened to the perky woman named Saraphina and the other woman, who introduced herself as Masha. The other young man he had seen before also made his way towards the meeting point. Victoria introduced herself and gave them a quick rundown of the task that they were called upon to help with. /"Peaceful solution, huh..."/ Vinn could have the honey tongue when needed, but he could only do it for so long. And the last time he had to solve a feud between monsters drained him of that, for a long time and it still persisted. But as much as he would have preferred to do it the loud way, there were other people present, so he would respect their decisions, for the time being. It was an official task by the Council and if he was being monitored enough to even receive this task, Vinn reckoned that he would have to be careful with where he places his next steps. Considering that he didn't want to stir stuff up. Quite yet, at least.

    After Victoria said her piece, the young man who introduced himself as Imai of Sabertooth spoke up with his idea. Vinn decided to ignore the fact that he was bleeding all over the place just a few moments prior. /"Just keep it in your pants."/ Vinn would scoff in his head, as he weighed his options. He wasn't convinced that the invaders were just out and camping, waiting for the group or somebody else to approach them, or did he mean something else? Vinn pondered at the meaning of the last sentence that Imai had said, until a bit later his thread of thoughts was interrupted by Imai's warning. The young man didn't know where exactly east was, so his gaze just followed the pointing hand of the Sabertooth mage. Soon after, a portal opened up. "Oh." Vinn sighed as he oh so eagerly awaited the unveiling of the invaders.
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    Re: Polar Peril

    Post by Saraphina on 30th December 2018, 2:28 pm

    Polar Peril,
    The white haired girl looked up as she saw a redhead girl come and smiled brightly to her as she waved, lightly stretching up on her toes. She blinked a little at the sight of another male approaching, especially when his nose begun to drip blood... "Is he okay...?" She murmurs, glancing to the other people curiously. She then paused a bit and looked around towards everyone, then down at her own appearance. She slowly slumps her shoulders as her cheeks turned pink. "I guess I'm not dressed for what everyone else would feel is appropriate here..." She giggles softly. "Iceberg is really different from Fiore then..." Saraphina felt that this wasn't nearly as cold as Iceberg was, maybe a summer day, but she didn't want to overheat herself by wearing something else. To fit in, she just might have to suffer some days... or maybe she could find a prince charming who'd love her regardless.

    The thought of finding her prince charming made Saraphina close her eyes and smile brightly to herself. She then opened her eyes again as she heard Victoria introduce herself once more for the others, and then the Imai guy with the bleeding nose, she grinned to everyone again. "I'm Saraphina! I don't have a guild though..." She says just for good measure while putting a gloved hand on her cheek delicately and tilting her head slightly. She listens to the other girl really quickly again, wondering what she had to say. She blinks to this news of what was going on, and patted her body for a moment before she reached into the side of her collar where her breast was, and pulled out the paper that she had received. "Oh! Yeah!" She giggles, nearly having forgotten what the deal was about with why they were there. She glances up to Victoria though as she mentioned negotiating with the leader of this attack, but she pouts a little. "Negotiate?" She frowns as she wasn't one to negotiate well... give orders? Sure! But be diplomatic? She wasn't too sure... She couldn't help but snicker at the sound of them not having to worry about property damage here in these glaciers. Means she could really let her magic loose and see how well it worked here outside of Iceberg.

    She taps her chin at the sound of needing to find a portal, and simply glances around. She didn't know where one was... She glances over to the guy, who had the nosebleed, as he was looking through a telescope. She tilts her head to his response though. Easy to talk to invaders? How does one do that when the opponents intent is to harm in general? Regardless of what they were doing, she wondered if they really would let them talk to them, but at the same time, she felt it'd be boring if they did. She wanted to use her magic and beat some things up. She looked back to see where the guy pointed to, and tilts her head a bit. Obviously, not a moment later, a circle came, and music accompanied it. She gasped at the music. It actually sounded quite lovely to her as she bobbed her head from side to side. A moment later, she noticed things coming out of the portal, and took a step forward. "Is that a bear?!" She gaped as she saw three polar bears coming from the portal along with a group of imps of sorts, and... trees? She wanted to go see the bears though, they looked fluffy and like they'd be interesting, and maybe she could get one as a mount to ride upon around the world! "I want one!" She grins rather widely and starts half jogging, half skipping, towards where that portal was, and where the things that came through it were going.

    Glancing over her shoulder to the other four, Saraphina grinned wide enough to show her sharp teeth, and winked to them. "Come on! Let's get going!" She couldn't hide her eagerness as she hopped over a rock, but her foot got caught on another, and she started to stumble a bit. She quickly threw out her other foot and managed to catch herself, and giggled at how that could have ended badly if she fell the wrong way. She would have probably fallen in the water, but it probably wouldn't have done too too much besides actually make her slightly cold and need something warmer on her body... and make her wet. She didn't want to be wet either. She looks up and quickly goes back to jogging to her destination. As she was getting closer, the bears smelled her, and turned to look at her, growling lowly and rising up on their hind legs. Sara skidded to a stop a bit and blinked widely. They weren't nice seeming bears... She couldn't tame them like so. "Listen here bear! I'm gonna tame you!" She proclaims, as if she could actually do it. She was actually rather unsure if she could or not really. Maybe the others could help her get one?
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    Re: Polar Peril

    Post by Masha on 2nd January 2019, 12:52 pm

    Masha listened politely to Victoria. Or as politely as she could. She was caked in snow form her tumble down the mountain. It was now either freezing or melting, making her shiver violently. The succubus was so cold she couldn't tell if the snow was freezing or melting. Her teeth clicked together. She didn't want anyone here thinking she was weak. It might be a leftover from her days as a dark mage but it wasn't a bad trait. Not showing weakness, projecting strength was important in the right situations. As Victoria talked, the succubus took time to gauge the other members of their group. It'd be a good idea to see what she was working with and had nothing to do with checking them out. Nope not at all.

    Two of the group were nuts. Each was in dress that wasn't suited for the cold. Masha couldn't complain though. She loved how the dress revealed much of Saraphina's cleavage. It also barely covered her butt if the girl would ever turn around. The succubus licked her lips. It had been a week since she'd had a decent 'meal'. Her body was urging her to take even semi attractive people. As if she'd stoop to that level simply to stay alive. Still, staying devoted to her chosen course was harder than she'd thought. Masha had gotten a little too used to taking what she wanted when she needed it. As the time of pain inched closer, she struggled with bursts of anxiety and sudden punches of intense lust. She needed to find someone to 'help' her sooner rather than later. Anyways back to oogling.

    The second lunatic was clad in only a suit and tie. Masha could appreciate it. It was a dashing combination of cold hard male body and elegance. It was something the old Masha would have tried to dip her toe into. Instead, she merely flashed the white haired mage a smile. A much better approach than anything she would have done in the past. Victoria was bundled up, a rather puffy white winter outfit hiding her assets from view. That was too bad. She'd have to content herself with fantasizing about what was under that puffy exterior. The redhead turned toward the last member of their group. A sly smile began to cross her face.

    Imai was suffering from a nose bleed. Masha knew it could be from the cold but she preferred to attribute it to the rather sexy Saraphina. It was nice that there was a man who was honest about his feelings. Artemis was like that. Mmmm Artemis. There was a man that set the succubus on fire. She felt a little warmer simply thinking about him. Which meant she could have a little fun with the other Sabertooth redhead. "Pssst. Imai." She whispered, winking if he looked. Then Masha slowly slid her zipper down. Underneath her coat, the succubus wasn't wearing anything. It had been intended to help her with controlling her pheromones. Now it served a secondary purpose. The zipper stopped halfway down, revealing miles of creamy skin. Masha was almost popping out of her coat now. For a little added fun, she stretched. The coat struggled to contain her ample chest.

    Having had her fun, Masha looked toward the spot Imai had pointed out. There was indeed a portal there. Creatures were spilling forth from it. The succubus cracked her knuckles as Saraphina shot down the hill. "I say screw diplomacy. Let's just shove them back into the portal and close it behind them." Masha stated before heading after the pale mage. A red spiraling rune appeared over the backs of Masha's hands. She was going to come roaring out of the gate on this one. While opening the coat had given her some relief, the pheromone was still swirling about under her skin rather painfully. The quicker they dealt with this, the better.

    Saraphina skidded to a stop in front of three standing bears. Masha rolled her eyes at the foolish mage. Who wanted to tame a polar bear? The succubus ran past Saraphina. Coiling the muscles in her  legs, Masha leapt as she struck. The blow hit the bear square in the stomach and exploded. The bear stumbled backwards but didn't fall over. The other bears turned toward Masha. The succubus got a sick feeling in the pit of her stomach. These weren't normal bears. Normal bears would have gone down with that blow. The best part was that now she had pissed them off. THe succubus braced herself for a whole lot of pain.

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    Re: Polar Peril

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    Re: Polar Peril

    Post by Victoria Sheridan on 2nd January 2019, 2:05 pm

    Victoria wondered what was going through Saraphina's head when she elected to wear that revealing outfit. Her declaration that she hailed from a country known as Iceberg helped the decision make a little more sense... just a little. As long as the guildless mage could pull her weight in a fight, that was all that mattered. Speaking of fights, the team did not have to wait very long for one because Saraphina had spotted polar bears and voiced an intent to befriend one, possibly even make one a pet that she could ride. The bears had no intention of becoming domesticated pets and went after the guildless mage.

    Masha took it upon herself to intervene before Saraphina bought the farm, using her magic to hit one of the white bears directly in the stomach. Unfortunately for her, the bears only turned their attention to the hapless redhead. The Sabertooth mage needed help fast. There was no time for flashy magic. Victoria brought out her suppressed sniper rifle and tried to get a clear shot.

    Masha was too close to the bears to use her rocket launcher because the blast of an exploding rocket might harm her too. A Heat-Seeker rocket would be more likely to home in on her heat signature than those of the bears by virtue of her being closer to the brunette. A Sticky Grenade and Flashbang were out of the question for similar reasons... the redhead would be caught inside the blast radius and harmed by the grenade explosion or the sudden emission of light from a Flashbang. Victoria would have to resort to any weapon other than her rocket launcher or shotgun. She would have to draw them away one bear at a time.

    Victoria dropped to one knee and took aim as best she could. She aimed for a bear closest to Masha and let the scope's crosshairs stop swaying long enough to aim at the bear's chest. Victoria squeezed the trigger and fired a Kinetic Shot that struck the animal and knocked it back but otherwise did not harm the sturdily built creature. The bear roared and glared at her before its companions followed suit.

    Victoria needed to lure them away from Saraphina and Masha so that the others could get clear shots at the aggressive animals. She had an idea, but it was a dangerous one. She would run off to the side and get their attention in a way that would be impossible for them to ignore. The plan hinged on her teammates. They needed to help the brunette by hitting the bears with everything they had before Victoria became bear food.

    "I'm gonna lure them away from Saraphina and Masha, but I'll need your help to stop them. We're gonna need to kill them fast. Get ready!" Victoria told Vinn and Imai. She put away the sniper rifle and rushed over to a small hill nearby. It gave her a good line of sight on the three bears and minimized the chances of hitting the mages she was trying to rescue... if they did not make any sudden moves forward in the next few seconds.

    Victoria wordlessly formed her fingers into a gun and aimed at the bear on the left. She waited until her hands were steady and fired a magic projectile. The shot hit the bear in the right shoulder, drawing a roar of pain from it. That was what she was hoping for. Animals under attack tended to make a beeline for their aggressors in an effort to put a stop to the attacks.

    "OVER HERE!" Victoria shouted at the animals, waving her arms for effect. She hoped that her plan would have some measure of success. Otherwise she would look like a major idiot. Or a dead major idiot. In a worst-case scenario, most likely both at once.

    She fired a Derringer shot with one hand, deliberately hitting the same bear just to be certain of drawing away at least one bear. She spotted in the distance an evil-looking Christmas tree bedecked with ornaments and a rotund fellow with a white beard wearing a red-and-white suit with black boots. Great. Santa Claus himself was leading the invasion. It looked like she would be getting nothing but coal this year and for many more years to come.

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    Re: Polar Peril

    Post by Imai-chi on 11th January 2019, 12:34 pm

    Uhm. Saraphina, as she introduced herself as, had made a clear intent to tame one of the bears that appeared from the magic circle that came into the vicinity just a moment prior. Whether if she was rivaling Imai in childishness or was pulling up a skit or a joke was beyond him… but could you imagine having such a large, ferocious bear as a pet? They were excessive in their sizes comparing to the smaller, more common cousins; they towered almost 10 feet or something, and their fangs grew out of their meaty lips. Who were they? Imai had never encountered these creatures of the cold before, so it was also a huge minus and a kick in the shin that he forgot his notebook back at the Ace of Spades. Damn it, sudden emergency notice! He mentally clenched his fist in annoyance by the fact that he could only further explain this creature’s existence to future second-hand witnesses by memory only. A picture could be sufficient as well, perhaps even more preferred than mere words that could be both interpreted and misused by receivers and sender. To think of all the possibilities that he missed now that he thought about it made him fume a bit.

    Were they suited for a meeting with them? Would they resolve to combat? He was ready to fight and all; his fists were bristling, already. However, in respect of the group that he was accompanying, he didn’t go head on for the time being; who knew, maybe they could prevent Saraphina from getting eaten by one of the bears. God, she looked too cute to be massacred by predators in a ravaging maul.

    His ears twitched a little by the familiar, inviting voice of Masha. At first, he genuinely knew little of her intention to gain his attention right now, so his eyes rolled to the side to look at her as she sent a wink to him. A dry heat slowly rose from his throat and up to his chin as she oh so slyly slid her zipper down. To his greatest surprise, she confirmed to be a bomb of lewd urges and desires of his as she wore absolutely nothing underneath. Most of her front was exposed directly at him, and the mere witness of such smooth, hot skin and arousing reveal caused steam to escape his nose. The cold was no problem anymore.

    “Ma-Ma-Ma-Ma-Ma-Ma…“

    He had honest trouble even pronouncing her name to even go for a ‘what? why? what again?’ He was too entranced by her skin to even think straight - it felt as if his brain melted down and leaked out of his nose. Oh wait, nevermind, that was more blood. Fair enough. He even got a fresh, ample view of her cleavage… ti was rather annoying not being able to see it all, though. So annoying, in fact, that his aroused expression turned into a troubled, flustered face. T-They’re about to jump out… I… I want… I want to see more…, he thought with whatever solid part of his brain that was left.

    And by a little stretching from her, his head was pushed back by a fountain of blood that looked hilarious from a distance. It almost sent him off like a rocket, but he would need more heat than that to pull such a feat off. Besides, it was still cold and all… but he got to express himself thoroughly. Boy, he felt electrified. Astonished.

    … Oh, yeah, right. Victoria brought him back to the actual reality of the situation - he spotted her run to the side and inevitably draw the attention of three bears. She asked Imai and Vinn to get ready, and her words were put into action as a light-blue magic circle spawned underneath Imai to trigger his Heavenly Body Magic. His limbs and torso burnt up in bluish light akin to some ethereal armor, and by crossing his arms, he spread the fires of astronomic light throughout his entire body. The shockwave of his magic cracked the icy ground beneath him as he eyed Victoria’s present position. At this point, one bear was solely aiming for her and drew away from the two others. The two last bears were more interested in attacking Masha and Saraphina, so Imai dashed over to aid them. He wanted to have a punch at this giant monster too… well, more than that, he did want to tame a polar bear like Saraphina wanted, but that was likely out of the question now, wasn’t it?

    He opened both hands with grabby-like formations of his fingers, and as he clashed them both towards the middle in a comic-like fashion, a laser emerged from the impact and spread forth into a volley of light blasts. They looked almost serpent-like in their movements as each light blast passed by Masha and Saraphina to drive right into the two bears, and each impact caused big, blue explosions to push them further back as well. Unfortunately, they were tougher than he thought; even the bear that took Masha’s kick was still able to stand up.

    If he could just tame them like he wanted to, urgghhh…!

    He figured that there was a main man behind all of this. However, to Imai’s greatest surprise - yes, an even bigger surprise than Masha’s ferocious skin-show - the figure who made its presence known along with a giant Christmas Tree… was none other than the classic children’s super-friendly gift sender, Santa Claus!

    “*gaaaaaaasp*… N-No, it can’t be…” Imai stuttered in his terrified voice, “S-S… SANTA! IT’S SANTA CLAUS!” the giant, rotund celebrity scratched its ears by having its name spoken out loud, in which the tall fella slowly aimed his look at the small figure who charged across the ice and caused the glacier floor to crack in his velocity. The polar bears aimed their attention back at their master too as he was approached by the Sabertooth Wizard, but the Christmas Tree came ahead in cutting the way between the two of them with its log body.

    A gift sprung out from its lower roots… this, however, promised nothing good for the youngster…

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    Re: Polar Peril

    Post by NPC on 11th January 2019, 12:34 pm

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    Re: Polar Peril

    Post by Vinn Cobalt on 13th January 2019, 3:37 pm

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    Vinn did his best to keep his gaze away from the nigh naked shenanigans and excessive bleeding. That situation was just a tiny bit too over the top for Vinn. It could be because he didn't get to meet too many different characters in his life, but that visit to House Rose was certainly something. He just didn't expect that he would find individuals who would be actually quite close to what he had experienced back then. The young man shuddered and decided to just leave them be. As long as none of the blood got onto his person, he would be fine. One had to wonder how a human body could function with such a severe bloodloss.

    The portal that had appeared in the vicinity of the group let loose a group of... beings. Most of them consisted of white bears, but the young man could've sworn that he had seen an elf or something come out of it aswell. The whole situation spiraled out of his control way too fast. The bears didn't seem to be very friendly, in fact, they seemed to be quite bent on taking the group out. On the other hand, there was one of the ladies, Saraphina, if Vinn remembered correctly, who decided that it was a superb idea to run in front of the angered beasts with the intent of taming them. While Vinn wasn't quite familiar with the topic of taming familiars, he was pretty sure that those bears were far beyond that point.

    Vinn liked the idea of the other barely clothed lady, Masha. Just get rid of them and be done with it. They didn't seem to be very interested in any friendly banter, anyway. The lady dashed to Saraphina and sealed the deal with a rather powerful kick to one of the bears. It was hurt, but definitely not out. For Vinn, there was only problem with all of this. He still hadn't gotten full control of those powers from the lacrima crystal quite yet. That meant that he was at a severe disadvantage, as his fighting capabilities were hindered. He didn't even have a weapon handy with him, which he realized a bit too late. A grave mistake. /"I should send a letter back home to send me one of my weapons."/ He thought to himself as Victoria tossed out some orders and dashed away. /"But then again, perhaps I shouldn't."/ Who knew what they would think of him back home for writing so soon, or rather at all. Especially practically asking them a favour. It seemed that that idea crumbled rather quickly.

    Victoria had gone off to distract the ferocious beasts, which Vinn thought would've been more appropriate for him, as he couldn't do anything else, but he would have to deal with it. Taking down the bears was their priority and Vinn would do his best to do just that. The young man heard some yelling that he identified as Victoria distracting the bears. If he had to judge from the way a bear behaved, it was certainly working. In the meantime, just as Victoria had previously instructed, the bleeding lad used some of his magic. The magic was quite bright for Vinn's eyes, even considering that he was used to the bright glare of the white snow. The bears received some hits, but none actually fell. It was to be expected, though. However, for Vinn there were some things that he had to, before he joined the fray himself.

    An improvised weapon was Vinn's answer to his woes. He didn't expect others in the group to be carrying extra weapons just for him, so he knew that he would have to do with what he had. Nothing. The improvised weapon couldn't just be any old stick, though. The issue being that that was mostly what was around them. Thankfully, the young man spotted a growth of ice on the of the trees that he believed he could use as a weapon. His natural affinity for ice would help with that. Vinn would run to his left, to the tree that he had picked out. The young man would jump with an outstretched arm, aiming for that piece of ice. Vinn grabbed onto the ice and pulled it off of the tree with his weight and momentum. Its edges were rather sharp, as he had expected, since it already cut into his own hand, with which he was clutching the ice. "Should prove useful." He would murmur to himself, as he heard panicked yells about Santa Claus or something. Was that somebody who was a friend of one of the members of the group? Vinn didn't know.

    Regardless, there were some bears that needed to be taken care of. With swift steps and bloodied hand, Vinn slowly got a running start. While one of the bears seemed to be extremely angry at Victoria in particular, there were still bears that were gathered around the rest of the mages. The bleeding mage was approaching a figure and was promptly interrupted by a sudden appearance of a tree, that took him by surprise. The young man was surprised, too, but not too much. He would take advantage of the distractions. Vinn decided to aim for the beast that he thought was the most wounded. He picked up speed and jumped up, into the air and then aimed downward with the piece of ice. The bear wasn't aware of the ambush attack and didn't have enough time to react to the chunk of ice being buried into its neck. Vinn managed to pull it out of the beast as he landed, along with the bear itself. His hand was still bleeding, but he didn't particularly care. What he cared about, however, was that one of the members of their group was suddenly naked. And it wasn't one of the two nigh-naked ladies, either.
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    Re: Polar Peril

    Post by Saraphina on 14th January 2019, 11:45 am

    Polar Peril,
    Saraphina didn't know what to make of the scene next to her as the redheaded female had made a noise over to the guy with a nosebleed. She blinked a bit when she showed she was naked underneath the coat she wore. Even she blushed before she shook her head. She at least had the decency to wear something. And with the guy having a nosebleed, Sara wasn't sure if he was okay or not after the girl did that. What was she even trying to do? Seduce him? She snorts to herself a little at that thought. A true prince wouldn't be phased by that and only have eyes for her. Or at least her vision of her prince wouldn't be.

    The girl barely heard the others as she had made her way towards the bears. When someone came past her, she gasped a bit. The bears were going after the redheaded girl now rather than herself. She begun pouting before she held her hand out. A grin was forming on her face as she shaped her hand as if she were to grab something. "Thrud!" She shouts, but it sounded more like Throoth. In her hand, a hilt of a sword had formed and she grins to herself. The next moment, a sword will flash out, much like a lightbulb, creating a sword of light. "If I can't have you, you stinky bears, then you must be gone!" She cries out, trying to not be too upset. Before she could even do anything, she was smacked by another bear, and lets up a scream as she was knocked to the side, a bit away from the bears. A groan escaped the girls lips as she was trying to hold back her winces of pain. She clearly hadn't expected that. She then quickly scrambles for her sword and picks it up once again, ignoring the scratch on her side that was dying her white dress, red.

    She gasped as a shoot had come from a distance that made contact with one of the bears that was close to the redhead that came after her. It gave her an idea as her lips twisted to a grin. "Blinding Silver!" She holds her sword out and giggles a little as the blade of the sword suddenly got brighter. That should blind the bears, and any other enemies that were close for just a moment. When the light dimmed, five swords that looked like the one she was holding, were floating around her. A grin was on her face. The swords instantly shot towards the bear that had been shot, intending to add onto the damage that was already inflicted on it. The only downfall to those five little swords, were that they only dealt small bit of damage on their own.

    As she was distracted by the bears, three little creatures started coming up to her, giggling. The giggling is what set her off. She let up a scream as they looked like weird little imps armed with balls of snow and candy canes. She skipped a little to dodge the snowballs, and used her sword to block them from hitting her. "No! Bad little imps! It's not nice to hit people!" She cries out at them. She barely had time to process what was going on behind her as she heard Victoria shouting something, and then a light went past her from behind. She, and the elves next to her, looked up to watch the two bears near her, be pushed away. "Uh...." She couldn't help but say as she glanced back behind her from the direction where the light came from. The giggling commenced again before she let up a growl and used the broad side of her sword to smack the three little giggle happy helpers hard enough to knock one of them into the portal. The remaining two looked back at the portal, wondering where their friend was, then she grinned. "They don't come back out of the portal!" She shrieks happily before she ran up after the other two and repeated smacking them into the portal with their comrade. Those imps were out of the way now!

    The young girl looks over as she sees the nosebleed guy recognizing this 'Santa Claus' guy, and then looks to her other side, where this guy dressed in red was. She saw Imai run after the guy, and then a tree get in his way to make him... naked. Saraphina's cheeks flushed as she quickly looked away, but it did nothing but bring to her attention that there was another tree not too far from her and it just shot a present out at her. She gasps as she was suddenly hit with a bit of damage, crying out in pain again before she lets up a soft growl. "Stupid tree! Why are you hitting me?! Brunnhilde!" She shouts as she holds up her free hand and suddenly armor was covering nearly every part of her body except for her head. "Come touch me..." She growls with a grin now. As soon as she said so, the tinsel that was hanging off of the tree snapped out to touch her to immobilize her as she came running forward at it. As soon as the sparkling rope touched her through, it caught flame and ran straight towards the tree up the line, catching it on fire underneath the snow. A grin was on her face as she quickly swung her sword and cut the tinsel before she spartan kicked it back into the portal along with the previous three elves.

    She snapped her head back and growls as she quickly points her sword towards the man in red. "You!" She shouts rather loudly. "I don't care who you are! But you're making me rather upset! I just got here and you've made this place not too nice! Where is this holiday spirit I've been hearing about since I came to Fiore?!" She was clearly upset still as her hair was fluttering behind her. She looks behind this Santa dude, and sees more elves... and bears behind him. Of course he'd be accompanied by more... A whine escapes her lips as she didn't want to deal with this anymore. In all honesty, she wanted to get to know the other members of this group she was with, especially the one whom was now wielding an icicle before he had thrown it at a bear. "Nice shot!" She couldn't help but giggle to him before she points her sword back to the other bears. "Mind trying again...?" She sighs as she didn't think she was strong enough herself. She then readies her sword again. "Try to get them at the portal! They haven't come back through yet!" She calls out to him before she was going after the little imps once more. She knew she could at least deal with them on her own. It was even more convenient that she was wearing her armor of fire too.

    The white haired girl then sees she has the opportunity to possibly catch a bear again... maybe this time she can get it to be her mount. A grin forms on her face as she holds her free hand out in front of her. "Jord!" She shouts, sounding very much like 'Yord' as she giggles a bit. A good few big chunks of earth started to rise out from the ground, leaving holes where they were as they begun circling around her where she stood. She had stopped on one of the chunks, standing on the floating earth as it rose up higher to give her a better view of what was going on around her. She was still wearing her armor and holding her sword as she grins to herself. She commands the earth to start going towards the other bears, aiming for the smaller of the two. A grin was on her face as she quickly makes the chunks go after the two bears, having the bigger ones go smacking at the bigger bears head as she continued forth to the smaller one. Of course, the rocks hitting the bears angered them, and she wondered why she didn't use this before! This would have helped a lot sooner! As soon as she was closer to the smaller of the two polar bears, she jumped off her chunk of rock, and was sitting on the back of the bear, gripping the fur on its neck rather hard and only hoping she could stay upon the bear long enough for this to be over. Her rocks went after the bigger bear, trying to keep it from attacking her new bear as it bucked with her sitting on it. She wasn't backing down as the bear was rearing up on it's hind legs. "You. Are. Mine. Bear!" She shouts as she holds on harder. The bigger bear started to come after its companion since Saraphina was on him, ultimately making the smaller bear go on him as it didn't like being attacked by its own companion. "Yes!" Saraphina hissed happily as they were working towards the portal between the smaller bear going after the bigger one, and the rocks smacking it just right in the face. The elves that she had originally been after, were now also coming after the bear, but she didn't want to hurt them. Damnit... She should have smacked them into the portal before coming after the bears...

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    1 weak (3-5 Santa's Helpers)
    2 normal (4-6 Polar Bears)
    1 strong (1-2 Christmas Trees)
    1 boss (1 Santa; accompanied by 3-5 helpers, 2-3 bears, and 1-2 trees (personally votes for least amount))

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    Thrud:
    Name: Thrud (Throoth)
    Rank: D
    Type: Area of Effect, Light, Offensive, ReQuip (Aux)
    Damage: 7 HP
    Requip: 50 HP
    Range: 30 meters
    Speed: 15 meters per second
    Duration: 3 posts
    Downside: Fire and Light mages aren’t affected by light of the sword. Shadow mages are half blinded
    Description: Another Valkyrie whose life had been a bit messed up with marriage, Thrud, was betrothed unwillingly to a dwarf and her father tricked him into staying up till light shown on him, turning him to stone. When the caster calls out the name of the spell, and held their hand out enough to grasp something, a hilt will appear in their hand, then the blade of a sword will instantly flash like a lightbulb 38 inches up from the hilt, emitting a soft glow off of it. The sword itself does typical damage a sword can do, but the sword also can brighten enough to blind the enemy from the light for a post out to 30 meters from themselves. Those with fire or light type abilities aren’t affected by the light, and those with shadow type are only half blinded. Regardless if blinded or not, the light from the sword will call forth five extra swords of pure light that will float around the caster, and go and attack anyone they deem as an enemy on command.

    Abilities:
    ~ (Passive) Night Light: Thrud can light up like a lightbulb with a natural glow to it.
    ~ (Active) Blinding Silver: When the natural light is brightened to the full brightness, it is able to blind enemies for a post and create up to 5 extra swords that each deal half the original damage the original sword can do. The extra swords can be used only once per thread for 3 posts and costs .5 more MP to use.

    Brunnhilde:
    Name: Brunnhilde
    Rank: D
    Type: Fire, Defensive, Requip (Aux)
    Damage Reduction: 3 HP, 1HP with water spells
    Requip HP: 60
    Range: N/A
    Speed: N/A
    Duration: 3 posts
    Downside: N/A
    Description: Brunnhilde is one of the Valkyrie who had been imprisoned within a ring of fire. As she is a Valkyrie, Brunnhilde grants the caster a suit of armor they can instantly wear once the caster raises their left arm into the air and says the name. Once the name is spoken, armor will seem to slip on down from a little portal around their arm, and then over the rest of the body. Once fully on the body, the armor protects the wearer from up to 3 times rank damage from other spells, and when physically touched, where it’s touched flairs up in a ring of fire that causes burns. The armor still protects from water spells, but there is more damage done to the armor compared to other spells done to the wearer.

    Abilities:
    ~ (Active) Ring of Fire: When the armor is physically touched, the place one touches deals 50% D rank damage in burns for one post.
    ~ (Passive) Brunnhilde’s Blessing: When used in a hot area (like a desert), the armor may permit 50% more HP damage reduction on top the original reduction.

    Jord - D(+):
    Name: Jord (Yord)
    Rank: D+
    Type: Multiple Target, Offensive, Earth, Caster (Prim)
    Damage: 45 HP
    Range: 67.5 meters
    Speed: 45 meters per second
    Duration: 5 posts
    Downside: N/A
    Description: Jord is the goddess of the primitive and unpopulated earth, often referred to as the personification of earth and said to be the mother of Thor. To aid the caster after having her name called out with their hand held out in front of them, the very earth beneath their feet will begin to rise in multiple chunks varying from large bits of earth, to little pebbles. These chunks of earth will spin around the caster for a moment before the caster will guide it to their intended targets within a 67.5 meter radius from the caster. Additionally, the chunks of earth, when they’re large chunks, can be used to help in transportation by allowing the caster and their allies to either sit or stand upon them while they move.


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    Re: Polar Peril

    Post by NPC on 14th January 2019, 11:45 am

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    Re: Polar Peril

    Post by Masha on 15th January 2019, 2:42 pm

    The feeling of the bear's claws in her side made two thoughts go through Masha's head. One, ow. Even with the durability of her body, the claws still hurt like a bitch. Two, she was sooo fucking done with this. She'd trekked up a mountain, been mainly considerate of everyone, nearly been blown off the mountain and now this? Nearly being cut in half by a bear? Fuck. That. The change was near instantaneous. Her body became taller. Her curves became nearly perfect. Her skin took on a golden glow. Claws sprouted from beneath her nails which she quickly retracted. Her pheromones exploded outward, encouraged to spread by the transformation. Masha suppressed a little glimpse. Perhaps she should have kept track of her allies. Everyone within 15 feet of her would lose all inhibitions - a merry power boost to her pheromones courtesy of this form. Now to deal with these fools who DARED defile the temple that was her body.

    Masha sunk her talons into the bear that had attacked her. The bear whimpered surprised by the attack. With the increased strength afforded by her new form, the succubus lifted the stunned creature into the air. Something flew by her head, striking another bear in the shoulder. Her gaze turned slowly towards the source of the attack. Her normally turquoise eyes briefly flashed red. Masha shuddered as she struggled with the need to attack. The need to feed. The desire to destroy. The bear in her grasp began to struggle. With herculean effort, the succubus heaved the bear towards the portal. It slid across the icy ground and disappeared into the swirling energy. Its massive weight barely missed elven creatures near the portal. Strange. She didn't remember seeing them before. The big boobed ghost pale lady shouted something about the portal. They don't come back? Good. And what was that woman's name again? Sassafras? Serenity? Symphony? Ah whatever it was, she seemed to be handling herself.

    Imai was shouting something and Masha turned to look. The bears were well in hand due to the ghost lady person. "May the great demons have mercy!" The succubus exclaimed seeing that Imai was without a stitch on his person. Like the lady she was, Masha put her hands over her delicate eyes - though she may have peeked through her fingers. "Imai! There are women here! Cover yourself with something!" Perhaps covering her eyes wasn't the best strategy in the middle of a fight. Elven creatures appeared from nowhere and leapt upon the succubus. It took her all her self control not to brutally murder the things when they tore her coat. The nerve of some things. As it was, she tore each of them off one by one and threw them hard at the  portal. Each of the five had to leave with an annoying 'WHEEEEEEE' which cut off once they entered the portal. Why her?

    A large red figure accompanied by apparently more enemies was charging toward Imai. Masha hadn't noticed, distracted as she'd been by Imai's ahem assets. Now she was torn. Did she help finish off the last of the bears or did she aid her fellow Sabertooth wizard? Maybe she could do both? Or have someone else do it? The succubus felt like smacking her own forehead. Her servus would have easily evened the numbers of this fight! Why hadn't she summoned them before? However, first... Fire rippled up Masha's arms, burning away the sleeves of her coat. Pity. The whole thing was ruined now. There were things she could take her anger out on though. So many bears to choose from."Ex-plosion!" She screamed punching outward. Fire enveloped the most injured polar bear. It was swiftly reduced to ash before it even had time to signal any pain. The succubus breathed deeply. Calm thoughts. Calm thoughts. Calm. Something nailed her in the shoulder and her eyes snapped open. Santa had thrown a present at her. It had hurt. "Oh, no you didn't!" Masha snarled. Yet her anger was not for the present or the pain. It was for something else entirely.

    The succubus' eyes flashed red. This time however, they stayed red. The succubus wasn't going to take this one lying down. The fat man dared to even lay eyes upon her perfect form. She could see the lust burning in his piggy little eyes. The saliva dripping into his hideous beard clearly came from him salivating over her expansive cleavage. His greedy little hands wanted to touch the magnificence that was Masha. Not a chance in hell. As the shadow of a bear fell upon her, Masha used the darkness to teleport herself forward. Unfortunately something was waiting for her. A tree of some short that shot a present out at her. It caught her mid center, and the succubus turned toward it. Her hands vanished they moved so fast. Explosions ripped into the tree. Only then did the effects of the present seep in.

    Her eye sight went fuzzy. She smelled... toast? The sounds of the battle were far away almost as if it were hundreds of meters away. Masha felt slightly unsteady, slightly slower than usual. Mana dep? How? The succubus struggled to orient herself. She had to fight. Had to... The redhead bent over and emptied the content of her stomach onto the ground. It was impossible to tell if she'd missed her shoes with her fuzzy eyesight. Fuck! And with the depletion of her magic, the succubus couldn't even call one of her servus to help. This wasn't good at all. There were still bears about. At least a couple of those elf things and surely there was another tree around. Masha shot off a couple fireballs, hoping she didn't hit any allies. With her ears messed up from the mana dep, there was no way to tell if she had either. At least she had her sense of touch. The succubus staggered around trying to find anything that might point her in the right direction.

    WC: 1004
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    (First dice: Santa's present, Second dice: Tree's present)


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    Re: Polar Peril

    Post by NPC on 15th January 2019, 2:42 pm

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    Re: Polar Peril

    Post by Victoria Sheridan on 15th January 2019, 7:57 pm

    Victoria watched as a strange series of events unfolded around her. Imai lost his clothes to a malicious present, Vinn grabbed an icicle to use as a weapon, Saraphina finally got her head out of the clouds and went on the warpath with summoned weapons against the holiday-themed intruders and literally beat some of them back into the portal, and Masha finally had an opening to deal some fiery retaliation against the ursine aggressors that had prompted Victoria to intervene in the first place. It was quite a sight to behold, but if she wanted to get any time to appreciate the full picture, she had to deal with the remaining bears and elves and that demented Christmas tree that doled out clothing-stealing presents. Victoria had a tall order in front of her, so it was time to get to work.

    Victoria fired a Derringer at a bear that was close to Masha, drawing its attention onto her and making it forget about the dazed redhead. The brunette rushed to meet it with Collapsible Baton in hand... she was going for non-lethal incapacitations, but knocking out a bear would be hard because of its size, bulk, and aggressive temperament. Then she had an idea. Why not use her Disorienting Mini-Crossbow to make its vision blurry and then go to town on it with the Collapsible Baton? Taking on a polar bear in hand-to-hand combat was still a really dumb idea, but if it had blurry vision the task would be just a little more manageable.

    The brunette pointed her wrist at the bear and fired a dark green dart loaded with a tranquilizer that blurred the vision of anything it hit. If it had worked on demons, it could certainly work on ordinary animals... at least Victoria thought it was an ordinary polar bear. The dart hit it in the shoulder and a few seconds later the bear's head began to wobble as she closed in on it for the beatdown. She easily dodged its wobbly paw swipe with a timely duck and hit in in the face. She then spun behind it and started hitting it on the back of its head as hard as she could.

    The bear was only getting more and more pissed off, but distracting it would buy Masha some time to get up and refocus. Each hit was slowly wearing the bear down; strikes to the bear's head sped up the process. It was also wearing itself out with vain attempts to catch the mage and retaliate by swiping nothing but air. Eventually the bear gave up and slumped to the ground on its chest. Victoria took the chance to hit it several more times before it passed out.

    Victoria had just won that small victory when a snowball packed with ice hit her upside the head. She saw an elf pointing and laughing at her and was not going to put up with being laughed at by such an annoying little guy. She aimed her wrist and fired another Disorienting Mini-Crossbow dart that hit it in the left shoulder. The laughing elf soon wobbled and fell face-first into the snow, where the wide-eyed elf flailed about in a vain attempt to get to its feet. Its spinning was making something that resembled a snow angel if it was made by a drunk person, which the hapless helper was... the tranquilizer dart was working its magic and the disoriented creature was about as much threat to her as a falling snowflake.

    She turned back to Masha and was going to help when another bear presented itself as a threat, rearing up on its hind legs and unleashing a roar. It was time to beat down another polar bear. She led off with a Disorienting Mini-Crossbow dart, then repeated the strategy of circling the dazed bear and gradually wearing it down with the baton. This bear spun to follow her and was hitting nothing but air and increasing the dizziness it had to be feeling with the fruitless spinning that it was doing in pursuit of a target it could not hope to hit. After a few minutes of fighting it, the bear finally fell to the ground and Victoria hit it about the head until it passed out.

    "Well, that was fun- OW!" Victoria said before being interrupted with another snowball to the face. She spotted another giggling elf exchanging high-fives with a buddy and silently vowed to wipe the smile off of its smug little face with a ranged weapon. Victoria put away her baton and brought out her sniper rifle. If they wanted to use her as target practice, she would return the favor and do a little elf shooting. She did not feel bad because the little jackasses had it coming.

    Victoria carefully aimed at the snowball that one of the grinning elves was rolling in its evil little hands and waited until its hands were together. She then fired a shot at it and shattered the snowball, making the elf panic and look to its friend for answers. Its friend was busy making a snowball itself, so the brunette shut that down with a shot to the snowball that reduced the cold projectile to slush in its evil little hands. The elves eventually cottoned on to the fact that someone was shooting back with something a lot worse than snowballs. They looked into her scope with terror etched onto their faces.

    Victoria gave a wolfish grin and pointed the weapon right at them. The elves were no longer smiling as they raised their hands and ran for the portal in justified fear for their lives. Victoria helped them along with a few "misses" that landed near their ugly little red shoes and kept them moving until they ran into the portal and left this world. The angry brunette raised a middle finger at the portal.

    "And don't come back, you little jackasses!" Victoria shouted at them even though they could not hear her through the portal. Her mischievous revelry was cut short by the arrival of another polar bear, which caused her to scream and fumble with her rifle, nearly dropping it to the snow. It was too close for comfort, so she brought up the weapon and fired a Kinetic Shot that hit it in the shoulder and sent it flipping heels over head onto its back. She took advantage of the breathing room to produce a Billy Club, which was certain to do more non-lethal damage per hit than her baton.

    Victoria decided to be reckless and rush the dazed polar bear, striking it about the head with the Billy Club and reforming it after each use. She used the time-honored strategy of clubbing it hard and then moving out of its reach, causing it to spin like a white four-legged top in a vain effort to get retribution on the annoying human mage. The strategy worked wonders as the bear's response to each hit got slower and slower. While Lawrence Sheridan probably never intended his adopted daughter to go toe-to-toe with bears, the magic he taught her was saving both her life and those of her fellow mages. If she ever had any kids, she could tell them the weird and not-so-wonderful story of how she beat up polar bears and shot at elves while Santa Claus invaded Earthland in the company of an evil Christmas tree that could make people naked by throwing exploding presents at them.

    The warm and fuzzy stories could wait because the bear was still conscious, a problem she quickly remedied with a few more well-placed hits to its head. Once the bear was down she turned her attention to another pair of malevolent elves throwing snowballs at her and giggling in their undecipherable but no doubt evil language. The brunette would teach them a lesson in manners with her suppressed sniper rifle, just like she did the first pair of elves who thought it was a good idea to use her for target practice. They would soon learn that coming to Earthland to wreak havoc was a big mistake. Now to drive them away.

    Victoria aimed carefully and shot the first elf's snowball out of its hands, then repeated the process for the second one. Both of them looked flabbergasted at what had happened and scooped up more snow to make more projectiles. A repeat performance convinced them that sticking around to harass the mages was a terrible way to end their elven lives, so they wisely decided to book it and did not stop running until they reached the portal and went back home to Holidayland or wherever it was those little devils came from. Victoria bade them farewell with a one-finger salute and turned her attention to Masha, who looked like she was still dizzy from something. The brunette dispelled her sniper rifle and spoke to the redhead to let her know that a friendly face was nearby, not an angry polar bear that wanted to eat her face and wash it down with a bottle of soda.

    "It's me, Masha. It's Victoria. I'm right here, I'm right with you. Just take it easy." Victoria said to the dizzy mage, extending her hands so that the redhead could grip them and use them for support whenever she got the energy to stand up.

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    Re: Polar Peril

    Post by Imai-chi Yesterday at 9:55 am

    … It was too cold for his own good. He should have brought an extra scarf, maybe… no, this cold was felt throughout his entire body. He just realized that now. He just didn’t want to believe it… no, he was probably just caught in an illusion. That would make so much more sense than a Santa Claus practically ripping a young boy’s clothes off. That sounded very wrong, and Imai was about to break into tears by the mere humiliation… if this was real, that was.

    It wasn’t real, was it…? He could swear on his life that this was but an illusion, a dream. Maybe the light from the gift caught him in some naughty situation where he was forced to stand nude. Maybe… argh, it was too awkward to think about.

    Oh thank god, he wasn’t in an illusion, ‘cause Masha could see him- wait, she could see him?! That meant that everyone could see him! Instinctively, he covered his lower body with snow - as painfully cold as that was, he needed a quick moment of ‘what the tinsel just happened’. Wait, no, he couldn’t just take a pause - but then again, who wanted to see a naked wizard fight?

    Santa didn’t seem to bother with Imai for the time being. At first, his eyes were set on Masha and the others, and Imai could clearly see the drools fall off the large bastard’s beard. Polar bears were wide-spread on the battlefield, so Imai felt the need to proceed his fight right here and now. He wouldn’t let anyone hurt his guildmates, not even the likes of his childhood heroes.

    Sara mentioned that Vinn should aim for the portal. Elves and allies of Santa were approaching into this area from their only transport line, so taking them down would be useful. So Santa Claus was free? Imai did want to get revenge for his lack of clothes - it did paint a very ugly situation. I should move all the time and not slow down, so my jewels won’t be seen, he thought.

    His eyes lit up in a bright, bluish color. Blue aura enveloped his body as if it woke up from within him, slowly rising up like fires. The snow around him quickly melted, but he managed to dash out in a blinding speed before any other inconvenience was made. Any other enemy around Santa was caught by surprise as Imai aimed right for the big man himself, a fine line of bluish light passing by Santa’s head and sucker-punching him, causing him to trip backwards a little. Due to Santa’s large size, those steps made large holes in the glacier beneath him.

    Imai’s entire body was shaking with cold. Unfortunately, it wasn’t the suitable time to go get a coat on or anything - especially since the nearest coat available for him was ripped into pieces. Masha must’ve felt the stinging cold just as badly as he did… or maybe worse. Before he knew it, his hands were held in a sledgehammer-like fashion as he slung it down on Santa’s head from behind. He was jumping around like an annoying fly, and Santa even whapped his large hands around to either catch or slap Imai away.

    At one point, during the bluish flurry of attacks that looked like lines of falling stars that covered Santa’s position, Imai dashed right into one of Santa’s flapping hands and was clapped across several meters into the cold ground. The snow made nice work covering him up, now. “D-Damn it… it’s so gODDAMN COLD!” he roared out, “You’re not supposed to be like this! Santa’s not supposed to be like this! Santa brings gifts and adores good children! He doesn’t try to kill them all…!!!”

    “You appear to be in big trouble, young boy.”

    “No shit- wait, it’s you…!” Imai spoke in confusion as the elder man next to him made his presence known. At times like these, he wasn’t in the mood for a little talk or for spiritual guidance to Imai only - the elder archmage was visible for everyone to see. And his hands were stretched up into the air… and anyone who looked up would quickly notice the approach of a descending meteor.

    Obviously, Santa spotted it too. He tried to make a run, but his foot was caught by Imai who decided to quit the napping and get back on the action. Despite his physical injuries and rather mental breakdown due to SANTA CLAUS being his enemy, he still had a duty to be done. Slowly, he began swinging Santa around against the giant’s will, and as speed picked up, Imai waited for the right moment to throw him up at the descending meteor. That would prevent collateral damage… if that was even accounted for way out here in the wild.

    With one last swing, Santa was sent up in the air despite his colossal size. Imai was heavily exhausted enough to forget that he didn’t have any clothes on as he stood still and looked at the inevitable light show. A descending meteor plus an approaching Santa resulted in a huge clash midair, causing several fires and rocks to scatter in every direction. It was a beautiful view…

    Oh, nevermind, Imai was done for. He fainted an instant after the witnessing of the meteor crash, his bluish mana escaping his body as he laid on the cold ice… on his back.

    How would the other enemies react, now? Or was Santa still alive after that attack?

    WC: 926
    TWC: 2285 + 926 = 3211


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    Re: Polar Peril

    Post by Vinn Cobalt Yesterday at 3:33 pm

    HEIR TO THE HOUSE CERULEAN

    1150 -  3006 / 3000 WORDS
    @a lot of people
    got nothing
    I hate myself, right about now.
    The situation had escalated even further, if that was even possible. Vinn at least got a compliment. Even if it was from one of the night-naked ladies, it still earned her one good little useless point. The woman then put her magic on display, only reminding Vinn and his own damn laziness. This task at least served as really good fuel to finally convince himself to train. He had to be prepared for anything in this country, it seemed. For nigh-naked ladies, fully naked men and then ladies transforming into succubi. /"That certainly explains her curves and the not so subtle arousal of the bleeding lad."/ Vinn thought that it was a correct assumption. The young man was still clutching the icicle in his hand. The bleeding hasn't stopped and a trickle of blood was apparent along the edge of the icicle.

    Vinn was prepared to jump into the fray again, with his improvised weapon, but it seemed that Masha had things covered. Her claws ripped through the bears and the man in red seemed to be completely entranced by her. Vinn reckoned that he should've had a similar reaction, but he didn't quite feel that way. Sure, he would bang, but not quite. Besides, he was preoccupied with other things, rather than oogling at women, unlike certain somebody. /"How in the hell did I end up here...?"/ Vinn posed a rhetorical question to himself as he saw Victoria fend off more bears. She seemed to be using more tactical spells rather than just blindly attacking, which he could appreciate. Though those elves never stood a chance.

    The man in red had a whole bunch of invaders as his escort, which made things that much more difficult. Vinn couldn't just run in and shank him with the icicle. He was trying to think of a plan when Masha seemed to have some issues. He wasn't sure if it had been going on for a little bit or if it just happened, but she didn't look the best. Thankfully she had Victoria at her side. /"Leaves more work to me."/ Vinn just wasn't sure what kind of ace in a proverbial sleeve would the naked and bleeding lad have.

    In response to that train of thought the lad in question screamed about the cold. The greater senses that Vinn was gifted with since he imbued himself with the power of the Thunder Heart made sure he heard that loud and clear. The young man shook his head, trying to get rid of the weird, ringing feeling. He also seemed to be very much pissed off at the man in red, or Santa Claus, as it seemed aswell. Vinn had to do a double take, though. He was pretty sure the naked lad was alone. But now there was somebody else aswell? He had his hands up and Vinn's gaze followed them, upwards. What he was seeing was just a plain old meteor. The naked lad then ran at the man in red, grabbed him and after building enough momentum threw the invader at the incoming meteor. It resulted in chunks of rocks and little fires raining down and the naked lad collapsing onto the snow. Vinn reckoned that it was high time to count the corpses.

    Well, corpses was a bit of an overkill, but it was very much close to that. Vinn put his free hand over his head to protect himself from the falling debris. It was really the best he could do. And he was about to do something that he would regret until the day he would die.

    The bears and elves were standing still, looking up in disbelief of what had just happened. Vinn used that element to dash to the naked lad and take off his long coat. The young man had no need for it for the time being and he reckoned that somebody could use a bit of decency in their life. With a bit of disgust written on his face he would toss his coat over the mage who was out cold. "Wash it and send it to Talonia! It's worth more than ten of his lives." The young man would yell back to the ones who were affiliated with the naked lad, hoping that he would get his beloved coat back. It was tailored specifically for Vinn and his needs, made from the most expensive fabrics the royal coffers could afford. He wasn't kidding when he said that it was worth more than ten of those mage's lives.

    The rest of the bears and elves that were acting as the man in red's escorts were still looking up, but then their gazes lowered and a loud thud could be heard. Vinn could only assume that the elderly man was either minced meat or a flat pancake. He would be seriously impressed if he survived that. The nearby escorts then set their sights on the Thunder Heart. Thankfully, Vinn's training had paid off. Once he noticed those subtle movements, he dashed forward and sliced one of the elves open, blood spilling out onto the white snow. "You've already lost. Just go back the way you came from." The young man would warn the rest of the escort group. He imagined that the tree that was a bit over yonder couldn't really hear or understand him, but he was trying to appeal to the elves, the most.

    They didn't seem to care, as they charged at the young man, who sliced open one of them and then grabbed and threw the other one into the portal. There were still those damn bears left and Vinn didn't know what to do next. He was starting to feel exhausted and the slow, but continuous bloodloss was catching up to him. The bears didn't seem to care about Vinn's threat, as they gave a low, rumbling growl. Figures, that they wouldn't give a damn. Not even the very sight of their allies being sliced open seemed to faze them. The only thing that they truly reacted to was the tossing of the man in red. For a moment, Vinn could've sworn that with his hearing he heard a faint, deep groan from behind him. Was it the man in red? Did he actually survive the collision? The young man hoped that somebody from his party would investigate it. The bears roared and charged forward. Vinn growled as he slid under one of them and pointed the icicle upward, piercing its head from below. The bear roared in pain as Vinn took out his weapon out of it, letting the crimson liquid run wild. The other bear turned around. It seemed that it really wanted to take out Vinn for some reason. He couldn't blame it. The naked lad probably seemed like a dead body to them, so it was natural that they would focus on him.
    EVIL EXPECTS EVIL FROM OTHERS.


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