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Subject: Floor -2: The Forgotten Laboratory Thu Jun 18, 2015 10:57 pm
Aburai took a drag of his cigarette while he stood before the basement entrance. It was located in the backside of the tower and took the form of two large doors you'd expect to see one some kind of old castle. Opening this door was out of the realm of possibility for the children, but he had the ability to do it himself. Well, more specifically, it was the strength of his Persona doing this for him. The scent of blood came into the area as Aburai's Shadow began to grow in size. Soon a bloody hand appeared from the black abyss of a shadow and reached for the doorway. Another hand soon joined it, and then the entire bloody mess of a body followed behind it. The Persona grasped the doorway and forced it open with pure strength, creating a small split where the users would be able to enter.
The teacher had braced himself, as it seemed to be stressing him to keep the doorway open. After all, the Persona was his own manifestation. If it was strained then he also felt some of that strain. His amber eyes would glance towards the "Basement Team" and he would nod his head forward for them to get a move on it. "I can't keep this doorway open forever. Make this quick and make it back. I may not be able to get you all out of there if this door closes, so don't carry on for too long! Once you're in, I'll support you from your phones. Now make it quick and move!"
Once the group made their final preparations and entered the doorway, they'd be transported into the basement of the tower. An area that was to be off limits to those who were not aligned with Yachiru...
The team would be transported into the center of a laboratory. Compared to the rest of the twisted and deranged tower, it looked the most normal. Well, as normal as a laboratory would seem to them. The doorway behind them had disappeared, however there was what appeared to be a small opening in space that seemed to act as an exit. Right now it appeared the team was locked in a room that held numerous computers and human sized capsules lining the walls.
A man in a white suit was feverishly typing on one of the computers on the far end of the room. He had not noticed this team who appeared in the laboratory, nor was he really looking that way to begin with. This lab had been his world for the past few months and he couldn't remember the last time he saw the light of day. After all, he was a scientist for the Yachiru group. One of the people who gave birth to the Forgotten and the strange Red Moon this night. Though, he could not take credit for this all himself. There was a team of scientist and a certain woman that assisted in this aswell. Regardless, the man continued to type on the computer without any rest.
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Subject: Re: Floor -2: The Forgotten Laboratory Sat Jun 20, 2015 4:11 am
Kahn waited as Aburai opened the door, it seemed to take quite a bit of effort to do so, and Kahn was fairly impressed. "We'll make it quick don't you worry." The young man said before double checking and making he was ready before seeing if his companions were likewise ready. Once everyone was ready, he would step through the door and in a blink of an eye they were all elsewhere. He looked around noting that they appeared to be in some sort of scientific lab, no doubt where Yachiru did all of his experimentation and the like. He shivered a bit before noting that they weren't alone, some man in a white suit was furiously typing at the computer.
He looked at the others and placed a finger on his lips, they were going to try and do this as quietly as possible. He gestured downward, in other words to keep low before ducking behind a table and sneaking around. He didn't want to be in the man's line of sight should he have to turn toward the group for something. Therefore, he used the table to obstruct the view of the scientist, until they were closer. He made sure to keep an eye out for objects that might be easy to knock over and avoided them. Once he felt that they were closer, he peaked around the edge of the table and looked back toward the others.
It was his call of whether or not they would find more by searching the room, or by interrogating this man. He knew that they were smart young adults, but could they really figure out all this technical mumbo jumbo? Did they have time? The young man didn't know, but he figured this guy might be a little loose lipped with the proper incentive, or perhaps he was the excitable type. The type that would spill the beans for a chance to speak about things that interest them. "I'm going to try and sneak up on him, you two get ready to block his exits with your Personas if he runs." He whispers before peaking out from behind the corner, and then moving slowly and quietly toward the typing man hoping to get the drop on him while he was obvlivious.
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Subject: Re: Floor -2: The Forgotten Laboratory Sat Jun 20, 2015 5:21 am
She had made her way to the back of the tower along with the others of the 'basement team.' It seemed that she was the last one to arrive for the time being, though they did discuss a few things prior to entering. She had been debating on what to do: enter through the door or stay put and see if that would be easier. Of course she might have seen Soki inside there but the chances were slim. Maybe staying outside would be easier, the less people the less a chance there was for some of them to get left behind. Though she did trust these people a bit, especially since most of them were involved in the prior case. Time would tell if she would fully trust them, but giving them a bit of it might be good for the time being. Aburai had began to open the door, which looked like it was painful just from the first few seconds he began. "I've decided it might be better if I stay back and assist from here, I don't want to take up too much room where I'm not needed." That was obviously the best answer, and if they needed back up she would run in there and try to assist the best she could.
For now, Shi would take a glance towards Aburai, feeling like at this position a bit more. "If any of you find a silver haired woman in there, please save her for me. She goes by the name Soki, and honestly I'd do anything for her." Whoops, she had said the shadow's name, maybe that was a bad idea. Though if these people could rescue her, she would defiantly be grateful. Of course she wouldn't get her hopes up though, especially since they were a bunch of kids. "As for you, I'm wondering if I can help here; take some of the pressure off this task. It might not be a lot, but I'll lend my strength where it's needed. I'm may not look it, but I've still got a lot of strength left in me." She'd snap her fingers together, summoning the persona Alice to her side. The persona would take the same action as Aburai's was, trying to hold the door open. It may not be enough, but at the very least it could give the users a few more time.
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Subject: Re: Floor -2: The Forgotten Laboratory Sat Jun 20, 2015 11:54 am
Naito and Aburai would be the first at the doors to the basement, as they had left the same time. There was some small talk on their way to the doors, but the silver haired Tsurinai knew that those talks were over. Aburai-sensei would need to concentrate to open these doors, and so the young man stepped back and let him do his work. This was actually the first time Naito had seen Aburai's Persona, and it looked rather twisted. Was this that man's true self? This twisted, bloody form? What sort of demons was he hiding deep within to where he would have such an inner appearance? Regardless, the Persona forced open the doorway, giving the small team an opportunity to enter the tower. Telling from the effort, this wasn't supposed to be a means for them to enter. Perhaps it was for those Kings...? Regardless, the young man summoned his initial sheath and blade to his right hand and would nod towards the older male. If he wanted this done quick, then that was all he needed to say.
Before Naito dashed into the tower, his silver eyes would shift to look towards the Attendant that followed them. She had elected to stay behind and assist Aburai had the doorway. That was actually quite helpful, so he'd give her a single nod. However, when she spoke of Soki, this nod stopped half way and his eye twitched. "I'm not sure why you believe my Nee-s-, ...Soki is in this tower but when I return I want to know the relationship between you two." Those were his final words before dashing into the tower behind Azame.
When coming too, he found himself in some strange laboratory. It took him off guard how this tower constantly had different changing floors and nothing seemed to remain stagnant. He didn't recall this area when he was there before. Regardless, the Tsurinai composed himself and surveyed his surroundings. It appeared the small group wasn't alone, as a man was typing on what appeared to be a computer. Was he a follower of Yachiru? Most likely if he was in this part of the tower. When Azame made the notion of trying to sneak up on the man, Naito would grasp the handle of his blade and speak lowly. "Leave that to me. Just prepare some questions for the man. He won't be going anywhere." The silver haired young man would move quietly around the corner until the man was completely in eye sight. Taking a deep breath, he'd focus his instincts and perform a quick step suddenly. It was a supernatural dash, putting him directly behind the mysterious man in an instant. The moment he appeared behind the man, his blade was already drawn and he attempted to place it against the man's neck.
"Do not move. Before you panic, let me make this clear. I don't plan on hurting you, nor are you my enemy as of right now. My friends have some questions, and I'm sure you have the answers we need. So relax, because the only life we're after is Yachiru's, not yours. We'll allow you to continue your research as long as you assist us. Is that understood?" The Tsurinai spoke in an indifferent voice to the man, but one that did not show hostility in the least. After all, if he were to kill this man dead that would cause the team to have to search for another for information. This did not mean Naito wouldn't not strike him down, he more so just hoped the scientist was sane enough to understand the situation here. "--Alright team, ask your questions when ready."
Human Skill Name: Snap Pivot Persona Name: Jinmu-tennō Tier: Tier 2 Cost: 6 SP Type of Damage: N/A Description: A skill similar to Sukukaja, except more precise and used for combat majorly. Once within ten meters of an opponent, this skill can be used. It is not an attack, but instead allows the user to close the distance between themselves and a single opponent. Using their opponent's blind spots and a sudden burst of speed, the user can propel themselves behind an opponent within just a few seconds. For PvS dungeon crawling, this allows the user to move double the amount of spaces they usually would when actually used.
—Strength Name: Iaido Swordsmanship —Description: A modern Japanese martial art associated with the smooth, controlled movements of drawing the sword from its scabbard or saya, striking or cutting an opponent, removing blood from the blade, and then replacing the sword in the scabbard. Iaido's emphasis on precise, controlled, and fluid motions allow Naito to attack brutally in strings before falling back to sheath his sword and prepare for the next attack. Naito is so proficient that he had won tournaments in his previous schools and gained a powerful reputation.
—Strength Name: Swift Assault —Description: Naito is swift, allowing him to perform his attacks/defenses in rapid succession each post.
—Weakness Name: Over Confident —Description: Naito is Over Confident in his own abilities, making him usually rush into situations alone. He may forcefully keep his allies back so he can fight an enemy alone. This also comes to modern life situations aswell.
—Weakness Name: Not without my Blade —Description: Naito's physical combat revolves solely around Swordsmanship. Without a blade, he refuses to attack and will only defend. He believes the only attack worth making should be sword based. (This does not translate over to his Persona)
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Subject: Re: Floor -2: The Forgotten Laboratory Sun Jun 21, 2015 3:38 pm
Aburai gave a strained look towards the female that said she'd attempt to help him keep the doors opened. He gave a taunting smile before looking back at the objective and shrugging his shoulders. "Sure, little girl. But don't go breaking a nail on our expense." Of course he was mocking, the man was nothing but mocking, but he didn't appreciate the assistance. It did mean the stress of keeping the door open would be split between them both instead of it only being on him. That meant the doors would stay open alittle longer than originally planned.
"Alright then, Kiddos. You just bought yourself alittle more time to get this done. Don't flake out on me now."
Keeping the Door Open:
Each post the doorway is held open, 50 health is taken from Aburai holding the door. Since Shi is assisting, 25 health will be removed from both Aburai and Shi until one of them falls, then 50 will be taken off one of them. This goes for each post, not just a turn. Aburai, for all intent and purposes, has 2000 health towards holding the door open until he will bail out for his own sake. If the door closes, you all will have to find another way out of the basement.
The Scientist continued to type on his computer, even after the sudden appearance of a blade to his neck. The man had a smile on his face as his hands were removed from the keyboard and he raised them up nonchalantly. "Hey Hey, shouldn't you know scientists already devote their lives to science. Our lives have already been taken. The world is already ending, so I'd like to continue my research up till that moment. So what do you want from me? If you want me to open the doors of this room, I can. But it's dangerous on this floor. There's been a menace destroying our research. A menace that's rather fascinating. I'd like to dissect them myself, keheh.." The Male Scientist smiled to himself as he continued to stand still and not look around at his aggressors.
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Subject: Re: Floor -2: The Forgotten Laboratory Mon Jun 22, 2015 10:48 am
// Helpful, yes. But I still don't like this. Too much to worry about. Which is right? What to do? Why can't anything ever be simple anymore...? // The blonde worried her lip with her teeth as she walked over to Kahn and Naito, as per Tomoe's request. Everything she'd learned at that meeting was swirling in her head and causing equally tumultuous butterflies to flit about her stomach, twisting it into worrisome knots. Every move they made seemed wrong, and every road not traveled appeared to trail to the same outcome. Was there really any winning tonight...?
No...No. She had to stop thinking like this. This wasn't helping. This wasn't productive. There had to be a way to solve this and put everything right once and for all...right?
Destiny might've mulled the thought over in her head a bit longer if it wasn't for the hands that sprang from the ground, causing her to jump in surprise. The overwhelming scent of copper had her wanting to turn away and gag, but she had no idea what it was. Something from the tower? Of course, the thing looked hostile, but a quick glance at the others proved she had nothing to fear.
"I"...? ...Oh. So this...thing was a persona? Aburai's persona, to be exact? ...How...dreadful. To have something that looked so twisted as the inner part of yourself...but then again, it looked almost painful, too...
The girl didn't stay on this train of thought for long. They were on a time limit; best to focus on the task for now. After giving Aburai and the other girl a short nod, Destiny hurried in after Naito.
Why did every single room she'd been in in this tower look like the perfect setting of a horror movie? Honestly, if a shadow or something were to pop out from behind a machine, she wouldn't be surprised. Eyeing the equipment for a moment, Destiny quickly turned her attention to the lone figure on the far side of the room and tensed for a moment. They hadn't been noticed, but too much noise or a wrong move...
Following Kahn's lead, she ducked down with him, trying to quiet her breathing. Her eyes flickered over to Naito as he spoke, only to widen as he pulled out his blade. Was he-?
She only had time to rest a hand lightly on Kahn's arm to stop him from going further before the silverette dashed ahead. When he called out to them, the girl peeked out slightly. Was it really over that quickly...?
Destiny's eyes narrowed in confusion at the man. What was he saying? He seemed completely at ease despite the danger he was in. Not to mention that the way he spoke...it was lunacy. It reminded her a bit of last year at the shrine, when the others were trying to talk to Natashi. Hm...was this just like that, where there was something influencing this man, or was this all him? She let those thoughts linger for a minute before she looked back at Kahn questioningly, silently prompting him if he had any ideas what to ask their newfound captive.
"Sometimes you have to be willing to get a little...colorful."
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Subject: Re: Floor -2: The Forgotten Laboratory Wed Jun 24, 2015 12:39 am
Kahn watched as his friend dashed ahead handling the situation easily. The man seemed willing to cooperate with the group so long as they kept it short, not to mention they had a time limit so quick was good. The man mentioned a menace that was harming them and their research. He looked at Naito, "Alright, you want to keep it short and so do we. You answer a few questions truthfully and open the door for us and we'll be out of your hair." The young man said, "The menace you mentioned earlier, describe it to us or show us an image of it. Perhaps we can help you with it, this way you can continue your research." The young man suggested hopping to entice the researcher by throwing in how he would benefit from giving them more information about this menace. Once the researcher had given them the information regarding the menace he asked another question.
"Furthermore, we want information about people who were brought here from Limbo." The red haired young man said making his demands clear as day this way there would be no confusion. There were a number of people that came to mind, namely the children who were lost among other notable individuals. His comrades Cyril among them were also lost to Limbo, but there were others too that he fought along side when that mission went south. Aburai had planned to give them better cellphone access if they managed to save Nola, so that was someone else they had to keep in mind. cell phone access would allow them to communicate throughout the tower this way they could be in contact and confirm each other's locations should the First king take one of their forms, or they encounter a fake.
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Subject: Re: Floor -2: The Forgotten Laboratory Thu Jun 25, 2015 3:17 pm
"The menace? Why would a couple of kids want to know about that thing? Is your scientific senses tingling? Perhaps you wish to theorize on its peculiar appearance and motive for appearing within the laboratory during or cogitative cycles." The Man spoke his gibberish but seemingly complied as he leaned forward over the keyboard of the computer he was typing on previously. Of course, he did this if the swordsman allowed him. After all, it'd be rather hard to do his work without a head, though that seemed like another science altogether. Would it be possible for the headless to continue their research through electric stimulation throughout their body? Then instead of the brain controll-- No, he was getting ahead of himself. First thing was first, and that was pulling up the needed image. "The menace first appeared about.. well-Hmm. I cannot give a time, as time has frozen this night, hasn't it? Let's just say it was recent yet also awhile ago. The laboratory was supposed to be one of the more secure areas, like the Library, where no one was to have access. You could not go or come unless you were Yachiru, or had the insignia of a King. However, this menace appeared from the walls of the tower and began to destroy our precious research!" The Scientist was rather agitated as he pressed a few more buttons and moved from the screen.
One the screen would be a dark figure grinding their foot on the skull of one of the scientists. Around them was destroyed machinery and capsules that were being used to store human test subjects. Apparently this figure was destroying their research, but for what reason? It would soon merge back within the walls of the tower, disappearing from sight. The Scientist within the room with them would rub the back of his neck. "Take care of that menace and maybe I'll tell you want to know! I do have some information about stray beings in Limbo we may have encountered, hahah! One of our scientists here was found in Limbo. She can't remember anything, but her knowledge is the epitome of excellence! Perhaps I'll introduce you once you do this for me." The Man would walk over to the doorway and press a button on an intercom near the handle. The doorway would unlock, but he had every intention of locking the door the moment they left the room. He didn't want to risk being the next target.
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Subject: Re: Floor -2: The Forgotten Laboratory Thu Jun 25, 2015 11:33 pm
This man was more than strange. The Tsurinai would sigh and pull his blade back. He'd spin it upon the palm of his hand before suddenly sheathing it and taking a step backwards. No matter the threat he gave to this man, he knew no bodily harm would ever get them what they wanted. They would have to threaten his research instead, but it seemed whatever this menace was it was doing it already. Basically, they could hold nothing over this man, so continuing to threaten him the blade was not special. Was this the resolve of the worker who worked beneath Yachiru? To be complete honest, it sounded like this menace was doing more good than evil here, so should they really stop them? When the image of the menace came upon the screen, Naito's eyes would narrow. "Interesting... Is this what Azame and company spoke of before?" He thought to himself while tilting his head. There wasn't any emotion at this point, so it could be labeled as indifference.
This figure seemed rather different from Hibiki and only shared his appearance. Though there was a chance he was being possessed or controlled somehow, and it'd be up to his allies to free him from this. Naito was sure they could. His silver eyes shifted from Azame and then to Destiny before he'd give them a smile. "Sounds like we found Hibiki faster than I would have imagined. But, something seems off. I hope you don't mind me counting on you all to get to the bottom of this. If possible, Azame, can you take the lead for this operation?" The young Tsurinai placed a hand on his side and looked to Kahn specifically for this. Naito had no interest in leading the team, as he already had to lead his own family affairs. He felt he got a break from it when it came to things like this.
His next target was Destiny, and he'd turn to her with a smile aswell. "Sorry I haven't said anything up until this moment, Endeux, but it's a pleasure to see you again. I hope you don't mind me relying on you when it comes to supporting us. Without you, I feel we wouldn't be able to fight to our full capabilities." Naito gave the blonde a nod before looking towards the now open doorway. The last scene on the monitor before had showed Hibiki disappearing into the walls of the tower. How could they get him to show again? Would he attack them the moment they left the room? Naito thought on this as he made his way to the doorway. He did hear the scientist talk of finding "strays" in Limbo, and a woman specifically. He automatically assumed it was Nola-sensei, but there was a chance he could be wrong. After all, the Tsurinai had no idea the sister he had been with all this time was truly a Shadow and her original was pulled into Limbo during an experiment. Maybe it was better for him not to know that...
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Subject: Re: Floor -2: The Forgotten Laboratory Fri Jun 26, 2015 11:34 pm
...Not...quite as tactful as Destiny pictured Kahn attempting to be. Of course, they didn't really have time for subterfuge and mind games right now. Maybe being straight to the point was the best course of action right now. Steeling her nerves as the scientist began clicking keys once more, the blonde watched him with cautious eyes that quickly focused on the monitor and the familiar image it called up.
// That thing again...? // She wasn't quite comfortable calling such a foreboding, dark figure "Hibiki". It was just too...chilling. Besides, could they be sure it really was their lost comrade? True, it didn't attack them when they wandered the halls of the "school", and it seemed to react to the name, but.... Destiny glanced over at Kahn, gauging his reaction as she bit at her lower lip in worry. Was it really him, or something else...?
Although she kept her face as neutral as she possibly could, she couldn't deny that the longer this man talked, the more creeped out and wary the girl grew. Something was obviously wrong with him. Perhaps he'd been shoved in this horrible place for far too long, or seen things he shouldn't have. Maybe both, maybe more. But in the end, the result was the same: this guy was really creepy, and hardly trutworthy. Who knows if he'd keep his word, or if he was even telling the truth...?
Before she could look towards the boys and ask their opinion, the silverette began talking. It was surprising to her that he'd request Kahn to lead instead of taking the job himself. Wasn't he one to take charge, to personally make sure everything turned out well? ...Ah, but maybe...maybe he was trying to focus on how to actually ensure a good outcome from this whole endeavor, or he was caught up in some other aspect he'd come across in the tower and preferred to focus on that rather than leading? It was just a theory, of course, but it was the only plausible explanation she could come up with. Or...was it something else...? Before she could ask, Naito switched over to her. A light flush came to her cheeks at his words, but she managed a small smile and a slight nod. She might've said more, but preferred to stay silent while in front of that scientist. There was no need for him to know anymore than he already did.
With the words out of the way, it seemed it was time to trek on regardless of the dangers ahead. Destiny glanced at Kahn, hesitant about walking headfirst into such a dismal place, but let out a deep breath and relaxed her gaze a moment later. There was no reason to go back; these two needed her support, and leaving now would be such a waste. The moment Kahn decided to follow Naito, Destiny would walk next to him, placing the redhead between herself and the scientist, opting to stay as far away from the man as she was able to.
"Sometimes you have to be willing to get a little...colorful."
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Subject: Re: Floor -2: The Forgotten Laboratory Sat Jun 27, 2015 9:22 pm
Holding the door open for the first few moments was easy, but it got progressively harder as time went on. Sure she felt like she could do it, but eventually it was becoming too much for her to handle. Maybe when she was an attendant, it would've been easier, but now she was basically a human. "Shit-" The feeling of her persona breaking was felt as she would fall up against the tower, sliding down slowly to the ground. The door was left to the former killer, and the bought time was running lower already. "You guys have a bit longer before this door is shut, hurry up before you're left alone with no way out." With that, she felt her vision going blurry, and soon enough she was out like a light. Maybe she pushed herself too far, but that was the type of person she was, and it was worth it if they could find Soki at all. Even if this was the end of the road for Shi, at least her actions could have saved Soki in the process.
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Subject: Re: Floor -2: The Forgotten Laboratory Sun Jun 28, 2015 3:27 am
Kahn raised an eyebrow at the scientists, sure he'd go with that. The monitor came to life with the thing that had the image of Hibiki wrecking the research that the scientist was so dedicated to. Well the red haired young man figured he could smash the computer for leverage, but this....thing was doing more damage than Kahn could hope to do. There goes that point of leverage, and seeing how this man loved to learn...no doubt he would find some way to enjoy torture. Evidently, the menace to all the restricted areas, interesting it meant that this menace was either given permission, which seemed unlikely or it was breaking the rules. The latter seemed to indicate it had a lot of power, meaning that conflict might be unwise.
He looked and thought hard about what he was seeing, then when his friend asked if he could take the lead, Kahn nodded his head. "Of course, but I'll need your help to tackle whatever we may encounter here." He said, before giving Destiny a thumbs up, like everything would work out...somehow. Then the scientist made them an offer, they would have to defeat the menace and he would give them the information they desired. They didn't really have a choice, and they could explore and find a way to possibly circumvent and learn more about these people, particularly this scientist that he spoke so highly of. "Very well then, we'll see about this menace for you." he said watching the scientist open the door with a button on the intercom.
He stepped closer to the door, "If you hear four knocks, it is us and it is safe for you and your research to open the door." He explained, waiting for the man to nod his head, in understanding. Kahn would even knock and he could knock very loudly to ensure that this researcher heard them, by that...he meant that he can and would break down the door to get in. "Where was this menace last seen? It might be hanging around there." The red haired young man asked, granted considering how this thing could phase through walls....it might not matter. Then again it would be good to get some idea of direction in which way to go.
Once Kahn got his answer he would step outside and gesture for the others to do the same. It was time for them to go, and when they were alone he would look at each of them. He was making sure that they were ready. This would not be easy, and he would need them both at one hundred and ten percent if they were to accomplish everything on one run. "Ready?" He asked them.
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Subject: Re: Floor -2: The Forgotten Laboratory Mon Jun 29, 2015 11:57 pm
The Tsurinai would give Azame a single nod to his words. He wouldn't need to ask twice for his assistance. After all, they were comrades in arms. The world was not going to right itself. There would be blood shed by the end of the night. But Naito knew one thing... As long as he had a single breath, he wouldn't allow Yachiru's ambitions to come true. With sheath in hand, he figured he'd let loose abit. After all, this would be the last day he'd use this blade... Or so he hoped.
When the group of three left the small lab, they'd be shrouded in darkness. This void seemingly continued to go on and on, however they'd soon appear out in an open area. The sun was shining and the breeze felt almost genuine, but you'd have to be a fool to believe you were truly outside the tower. This was just another of its strange effects, and now the three was brought to an area that looked all too familiar. It was the Aiku Shrine: The very place the three was when they fought their last battle together against Natashi as the Smiling Mask. This was also one of the last times they had fought by Hibiki's side. Was the tower reflecting this and showing it to them... or was it something else?
Almost if on cue, a pool of black formed infront of the shrine entrance that took the form of their deceased friend. The figure watched them with pale eyes before tilting its head. It didn't seem hostile at first, but it seemed to be sensing their intent on stopping it for the scientist. This caused the hooded figure to crumple forward and grasp its head. A tarot card containing the Universe would form from an azure pit of pearls and would soon shatter like glass. Instead of a Persona forming, two more pools of black would begin to form outside the shrine. One would form past the small offering pond to the right hand side and the other was formed in the brush to the left. The situation turned into hostility as the dark figure reclaimed its figure and pointed towards the group. It didn't say a single word, but it was prepared for battle. The same could go for the two other dark figures that had appeared and taken its form aswell.
It seemed the Persona-Users were going to be dragged into a fight if they liked it or not.
Initiating PvS Skirmish Battle Mode
Skirmish Battle Information:
A skirmish battle is quite different from the rest. It takes place on a battlefield map where players move individually. Each player can move a certain amount of squares depending on the amount of points they have in their luck stat. For every 10 luck stat you can move a square. However, that's only for the first 50 points you have in your luck stat. After that point, it's every 20 points in your luck stat you can move a square.
To attack an enemy on the battlefield, you have to land on a square next to their own. Depending on the terrain can determine if any skills are strengthened or weakened. If you initiate the attack, you'll automatically be the first to attack, but the enemy also gets an attack back. Once that phase of combat is over, your turn will end.
So to keep it simple, each of your turns you can move and attack once. It doesn't need to be in that specific order. For example: if you're already next to an opponent you can attack them and then move.
If you attack an opponent and one of your teammates are adjacent to that same opponent, you both can attack them back to back. If your entire team surrounds an opponent, all of you attack back to back with the final teammate initiating an all out attack for heavy damage. Take advantage of this team mechanic to win this battle. Enemies can also do this, so beware.
If you're hit by your weakness and downed, you'll only miss your chance to attack the enemy back. After that turn, you'll be standing back up again.
Your starting area on the map will be the three stars. Each of you will pick a single star to begin at, so your first post you can choose a star you're starting at and post your movement. You can only travel on open areas, so areas where trees are placed are barricades you cannot travel through.
Also recovery skills such as media and mediarama can only be used on your allies if you're on an adjacent square to them (unless you have remote heal). It does not take an attack post, so you can heal yourself or allies and then attack still. The same goes for buff and debuff skills. When it comes to analyze skills, you can use this any time on the battlefield and scan any enemy, no matter the location.
Auto-skills will only be applicable the first three combat phases of the battle. Meaning the first three actual battle posts you have against a specific opponent. After that, they deactivate.
If you have any questions about the battle, feel free to ask me in a pm since this is a new type of combat for the site. It is still under works, but I believe you three will catch on fast.
The Blue Stars is your starting location and the Black Stars are the enemy.
Brown terrain = Earth Skills boosted by 25% but Lighting Skills reduced by -25%
Green Terrain = Grassy area with no boosts
Blue Terrain = Water - Lighting skills boosted by 25% but fire doused by -25%
It was safe to say this void was rather abnormal. That pitch darkness reminded him of when he had the face the Smiling Mask within his own subconscious. Luckily there was a light at the end of that tunnel, like there was a light at the end of this tunnel. The three would appear in a familiar area that looked like Nokawia. The Tsurinai would have been fooled if he wasn't already aware of the tower's strange ability of changing the environment on a whim. Did it choose this appearance to sway them of their goal? It was a nice try, but there was no way they were going to turn back now. Not with Aburai expecting some results from them here and now.
Across the way, Naito could see another pool of darkness forming. What it gave birth too was the figure of Hibiki. This thing.. He couldn't tell if it was human or just another creation from the tower. Regardless, the entity took up arms against them and summoned two copies to halt their progress. It seemed the battlefield where they all fought together before was now turning into a battlefield where they fought against one another. It was almost poetic, but the Tsurinai would not comment on that fact. Instead, he'd toss his blade into the sky and reach into his vest. Removing two white gloves, he'd calming place them upon both hands before reaching out and grasping the blade and sheath that were now falling back down to the ground. Holding his O-katana firmly in his right hand, he'd turn to his two comrades and take the center position.
"Azame, seems like things are kicking off almost immediately. If I could ask a favor, please protect Endeux from any harm. This is a battle we haven't seen before, so we need to expect anything. If you don't mind, I'll take on the entity ahead of us and I'll leave the one of the others to you two. If successful, we can perform a pincer attack on the remaining and finish them in a single stroke. However, we'll need to keep in mind that Aburai is holding the doors open for us. Making this fast is the priority, but we cannot allow that sole reason to be why we get careless. Let's hope for a miracle." With that said, the Tsurinai would move forward a total of six paces. His objective was moving between the trees where there was an opening to reach the shrine.
Stats and Movement:
HP: 398 SP: 290 PEnd: 57% MEnd: 60% Ppstr: 178 Pmstr: 115 Dx: 120 Lk: 105 15% across the board + 15% in strike