As he waited and watched, Faustein had seen Pivoine attack the remaining thrall with her red petals spell again and cause painful incisions on its body. Those had apparently been painful enough to keep it down for a while, judging from the fact that it did not retaliate immediately. However, they did not have any time for leisure as finally, the dungeon boss had shown up before them. This boss was essentially an overgrown anthropomorphic vampire bat. It had strange growths jutting out from its face, not unlike oversized ears, horns, or some hybrid of the two. Two sets of razor-sharp claws flexed on the end of its oversized hands. Unlike the thralls, this creature was somewhat intelligent. It shrieked once more, sizing up Faustein and Pivoine, as though it was contemplating who to attack first. Well now, the floor boss is finally in attendance, eh? Furthermore, it seems to be some sort of bestial vampire…this should be intriguing, but its form looks rather sturdy, so I suppose this particular fight will be a tad more challenging. I had better be careful to minimize the number of wounds I receive from this foe. First, though, I will have to exterminate that thrall behind it.
He thought as he analyzed the new enemy quickly and devised a plan for whatever data he had thus far, closing his eyes as he did since that was his usually thinking habitBattlefield surveillance data…let’s see, I am the vanguard while Pivoine is the rearguard. The enemy has the boss vampire as the vanguard and the thrall as the rearguard. The vampire does not look like it has any shields active, so I should be able to teleport behind it and destroy the thrall and then turn around and strike at the vampire from the back…That should suffice for now…
He finished musing thus silently and then opened his eyes while casting his teleport spell which he liked to call, “ Xénosómectomy
”. In order to activate it, he pointed one of his hands towards the thrall which was laying on the floor behind the boss vampire and then made a slicing gesture followed by turning that hand towards himself. Then, he vanished from view briefly, only to reappear next to the thrall. Once there, since he was outside the protection of their barriers for the time being, he knew he had to work quickly. So, by employing his electrified dragon claws, he ripped the second thrall to shreds just as he had its predecessor. Simultaneously, the high-voltage surge of electricity which coursed through the thrall upon impact charred it to an unrecognizable, black form which lay on the floor, now thoroughly dead.
Unfortunately, the boss vampire had noticed him behind it, so it turned around and slashed at him with those wicked looking claws on its forelimbs, causing him to grimace in pain before returning his face to its impassive, bored expression. Nevertheless, due to its attack, he now had a large bleeding gash along his right arm and shoulder as well as on his torso, causing some 120 HP of damage to him. As if that were not bad enough, the attack had even ripped through his physician-scientist’s white lab coat and the formal shirt beneath it.“You maggot. You dare to destroy my physician-scientist’s outfit? You shall provide me considerable recompense for that.”
He said calmly with a haughty, condescending expression on his face to the vampire before going into his combat stance and then scoping out its weaknesses before striking at it repeatedly with his electrified dragon claws. Due to the increased spell damage output he had, he was able to do considerable damage to it. His attack caused it to screech loudly in pain, not only due to the large slash wounds on its arms, but also due to the same massive surge of high voltage electricity which had destroyed its minions charring it badly, causing its face to turn black as coal and emit a burning flesh smell. Overall, his attack had caused it a total of 264 HP damage and so, it would not be long before it was dead just like its minions. Furthermore, thanks to the special effect of his dragon claws, it was now also leaking mana from its wounds in the form of a stream of fluid ethernano. Little did he know that soon, he would be turning into a vampire himself due to the vampirism virus which had entered his body through the claws of the vampire.
OOC permission for spell use was obtained from accompanying user “Pivoine Corbeau
753Spell Effects on Faustein:
Other Spells on Faustein:
- Full Immobilization: cut to 50% Speed Reduction
- Drains: standard 5%/post cut to 2.5%/post
- Debuffs: potency cut by 50% of original rank value
- 135 HP Shield from Pivoine (135/135 HP remaining)
- +10% MP Regen once/5 posts