- Mission information:
- Job Title: To Hunt a Vampire; I - First Things First
Player Requirements: At least 1 B-Ranked mage or equivalent. 8,000 Words minimum. At least 5 monster rolls.
Job Requirements: Find the book containing information on the vampire breed and get it back to the the organization safely.
Job Location: House of Lost Souls
Job Description: A small and relatively old league of monster hunters have requested outside help in order to deal with a new threat. Some new breed of vampire has been picking off hunters. The group have no idea where these vampires are nesting nor how to even fight them. Traditional methods such as garlic charms and steak launches have been ineffective and their encyclopedia containing all the knowledge they've collected on the monsters has no information on what has been killing the hunters. What few hunters that have survived the attacks have described a beast of a vampire which is much stronger and faster than their typical counterparts. The leader has dubbed this a new breed. She will tell you that they know of a place which probably contains information on these vampires - a house that a late and extremely crafty hunter once used as a base of operations. For some reason, there is a barrier around the house that only allows for beings with magical energy to pass through and as this group of hunters is exclusively made up of magic-less warriors, they needed you.
Weak: Strange whispers
What was that sound? Was it the house? Was it your imagination? Either way, every time you hear these whispers from who knows what in a language you've never heard of, you'll get a bit more anxious, paranoid, angry, scared, or any other combination of mentally stressed.
Normal: A Ghost
Your presence in this house of Lost Souls in conjunction with your magical energy attracts spirits. While these ghosts are physically harmless, you cannot harm and if they touch you they will drain you of 10% of your MP. Your best option is to run unless you have some kind of silver weapon.
Strong: Vampire [Rolling Boss also makes you encounter the vampire. If you can only encounter this once]
You have found the book. Unfortunately you also found a vampire. Now you realize why there was a magical barrier surrounding the house: it was to keep out the vampire hunters. This vampire guards the codex which sits behind the guard on top of an altar within a room which looks like a small chapel. Without the knowledge contained in the book, you cannot harm the vampire, though it can and will try to harm you. Not only is its physical abilities triple that of a B-Rank mage, it also has powerful magic which is best described as a blend between darkness and blood. It can turn invisible, shape shift between its regular form and a swarm of bats, and grow sharp claws that inflict A-Rank damage. You need to grab that book and leave as fast as you can! It will only chase you as far as the magical barrier outside the cabin.
Blood Leech - The vampire points its arm out at his target and fires a beam of blood towards them. If it hits, the target will lose 20 HP and the vampire will permanently gain 25% to its physical abilities.
Shadow Snare - The vampire stomps on the ground and a wave of darkness is sent towards a single target. If the wave hits then the target will be immobilized for one post. Only targets on the floor may be affected.
Bloody Downpour - The vampire will raise both its hands towards the ceiling and will cause it to rain down needles of blood. These do 20 HP of damage per post and last 4 posts. Can be blocked by any kind of shielding spell.
Reward: 15,000 Jewels each and access to "To Hunt a Vampire; II - Ritual Blades"
-- credit to King Zenshin
A merry tune hummed lightly bled through closed lips. Wandering eyes watching about like a hawk in a small manner, though these eyes bore nothing like someone wanting to hunt down unsuspecting prey. It wasn't an uncommon thing for her to have to do, but sorting the thoughts in her mind as though she were rehearsing lines was a bit of a tough thing for her to do in the moment. What she couldn't see to be something simple could just be from the perspective of those whom have the need to or prior experience in doing what she was to do. Sure, she could do it, but she was also still young and the feeling of self doubt was still something some people just couldn't fully avoid. And yet, the yokai was rather adept at hiding her insecurities with the blank stare of an emotionally neutral person. It was just something adopted from a young age to use as a way to cope with her former situation, so this was something different for her to do entirely, none the less. The things trying to be sorted were meshed and tangled about in one another, some contradicting the very thought prior to it and only making her seem a little more off put from the way she needed to be; calm and focused.
Still, her merry tune played to mask the fact that she was verging on what felt like a mental overload when a hand sunk down from twirling a piece of her hair in her finger and rested on the seat of the bench that she'd sat on and the thoughts all seemed to stop. Being outside of her doll body was a bit strange for her, but having to get used to using both of these to her advantage was something she needed to get used to. The only issue that seemed to be coming about multiple times was, "why vampires?" A simple collection job or a little simpler job was a lot better than just being thrown into the fray. But, Sakura understood the reason for this. If she were truly up for the job, this shouldn't bother her as much. If anything, this was simply a means to shake off the cobwebs and show that she had what it took to be a worthwhile contributor to Hidden Blades. After all, she was picked out-- chosen, more or less. To fall under the standards she may or may not have been held to was enough of an problem.
This all worked out in her favor in the end though. Just when she wasn't so sure about everything in the long run, the blue haired girl put a small smile on her face. Of course, the tone of the humming music grew more upbeat as well, but her mind was focused on what she could gain from this job with a Rune Knight. Not much can be said during a job that would lead to a combative thought, but she was adept at doing a lot, and her socializing skills were for sure one of them. Finally, she opened her mouth and in a soft tone, her lips began to move in a harmonious manner:
"There's a lady who's sure
All that glitters is gold
And she's buying a stairway to heaven
When she gets there she knows
If the stores are all closed
With a word she can get what she came for
Oh oh oh oh and she's buying a stairway to heaven"