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Subject: Re: Mission: Traveling Unknown Lands 1 Sun Jan 21, 2018 9:39 pm
"Mistake? What is god's brown earth do you mean? Just take a few deep breaths and we can talk rationally."
Fel looked at Lucian confused. Clearly taken aback by the sudden panic in the room... Had his threat really been that frightening? Though... logic dictated that they knew of him and what he could do so perhaps it was a bit to far to threaten them with violence.
...However, as Azul set forth his hacking wires, Fel's eyes would lose their calm determination and poise, replaced with a shocked mix of awe and fear. He stumbled backwards from the switch, nearly losing his footing in the process. "W-What is that!? Where did you get technology like that!? What the hell has Tagiser been doing?" Unfortunately, though the switch worked off electricity, it didn't seem to have a control system. From what he could tell it was a simple on off switch, all physical. Nothing much he could do.
However... Once Liber materialized, Fel would lose all strength in his legs and fall to his knees, the blue flame extinguished. "A-A persona?..." two thin, black streams of tears began to flow from Fel's eyes as he watched Liber flip the switch off, killing the fans.
This did not, however, get rid of the gas already in the room. The combination of Tiberius's ice and Alice's quick thinking managed to shatter a large hole in the floor, through which the the brown mist escaped. Once again the room filled with breathable air.
"W-What the hell! P-Persona!?"
Fel's eyes grew more frantic as the blue flame returned, encircling him in a way all to similar to the azure flames danced around Lucian and Azul at this moment."Wh-Who are you!? Stay away!" the black streams of tears flowing down Fel's face grew larger as the deep velvet blue flames around him grew darker.
Down below, Cassiel would be hit with an overwhelming wave of fear and panic... shortly after he would hear a loud crash come from the main room.
Then... He below the fear he could begin to feel hints of confusion from the patrons of the bar. Slowing growing as time passed.
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Subject: Re: Mission: Traveling Unknown Lands 1 Mon Jan 22, 2018 12:16 am
For the first moments of Cassiel’s connection, all the Virtue would hear from Lucian would be panicked breathing. His thoughts acknowledged the presence of Cassiel’s call, but he was so focused on first resolving the issue of the gas that no real words filled his mind, just the abstract concept of his goal of getting the gas out of the room and breathing as little as humanly possible.
Once the gas had been taken care of and Lucian could focus on something other than not accidentally inhaling his demise, the man in question slowly got up and took deep, steady breaths of the once again non-lethal air around him as Liber dissipated from existence for now. ”Cassiel…” He spoke within his own mind, as per Cassiel’s instructions. “We’ve got things covered up top. Just stay where you are if you can, but… if you see a thick brown gas anywhere in the building, do not breathe it. Judging from the smell, it must be some kind of sulfuric toxin.” He took off his glasses; they were stained with moisture from his watering eyes, tears, heavy lingering dust (presumably from the gas) and a little spit from his coughing fit; basically, they were about as good for seeing through as the team had proven to be good at avoiding trouble.
Cleaning his glasses with a cloth from his pocket as his breath steadied again, Lucian looked at the terrified giant before him. “Fel, listen to me, we mean you no harm.” He clarified in the most soothing tone he could muster as he put his glasses back on. “That gas… whatever it was, it was highly toxic to us. Is it some sort of medicine to you? If so, we most likely wouldn’t have been left standing by the time you realized, so we had to take action…” Lucian spoke as if it had all been coordinated, but really it had all been sporadic and improvised. He had Alice and Azul’s quick wits to thank for being able to breathe right now. “Just… please relax and let us talk this out. Without summoning our Personas.” As he said this, he took a few steps back and put both of his hands up beside his head, palms open wide, to show Fel that he wasn’t carrying a weapon of any sort. Clearly terror had overridden this man’s logical thinking, so it was best to reassure him that they were not a threat before moving on or asking any questions.
—Strength Name: Platinum Tongue —Description: Over the course of his life as a borderline noble and political wonder child Lucian learned the hard way that words can mean the difference between prosperity and ruin. As any skilled president should, Lucian has a remarkable proficiency for weaving words into convincing arguments and speeches, turning even his enemy into his favor.
—Strength Name: The Everyman —Description: According to Lucian, perhaps one of the most underrated yet most crucial perks of being a politician is the amount of people you get to meet and how they mold you and your identity. After having met with so many officials and having made friends or enemies of many, Lucian has gained bits of wisdom from every encounter, all of which have conglomerated into what he is today. Whoever it is that Lucian meets, he is able to find the humane side of anyone and everyone, and knows how to get along with many different kinds of people, making him very easily approachable and a quick friend to many.
Tbh im not even sure if these are relevant, im just hoping the fact lucian is naturally charismatic will make Fel calm the fuck down.
Azul huffed, and leaned against a wall, rubbing at his eyes. Asshole...at least someone had been smart enough to shatter the ice. Breathing was...possible at least, now. Without massive irritation. Azul opened and close his robotic hand, with a huff. It seemed his Persona'd be able to pick up where his hacking skills failed. Still, those flames were disconcerting. His persona vanished, as he stood up straight. They were just there to talk, but if Fel attacked them again, there wouldn't be anymore diplomacy. Hell, the only reason he hadn't drawn his blade was because Lucian still seemed determined to handle it peacefully...and because his eyes still stung. Maybe robotic eyes should come next...thoughts of future cybernetic enhancements aside, Azul took a step forward, to stand next to Lucian, crossing his arms. "I made this tech myself. Whoever Tagiser is wasn't involved. Like I said, we're from what you guys think is a tree, apparently. It's called Junction." Already having spoken more than he liked for the mission, he decided to let Lucian (or whoever, really, he couldn't care less who tried talking him down) handle it. Still, Azul kept sharp eyes on Fel. Letting his guard down at this point wasn't on his agenda. If Lucian wanted Fel to feel safe...Azul supposed he could keep his sword in whatever Pocket Dimension it stayed in when he didn't have it. Still...those flames...that guy had a Persona too? So, it wasn't just limited to Junction after all...as far as he knew, there hadn't been any Persona users on Gridd, but they could've just been better at covering their tracks. Ending up on Permanence right after Personas started appearing on Junction though...
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Subject: Re: Mission: Traveling Unknown Lands 1 Sat Jan 27, 2018 2:00 pm
"I advise caution. The populace is showing emotions, something that hasn't happened before."
Raziel would soon appear on the party's screens, Cassiel could vaguely be heard vomiting in a corner. He tried his hardest to keep it in, but Fel's fear was a bit too much for him. That, and the sudden rousing of emotion from those who felt nothing... It was a like a sharp, dull knife jabbed into his heart... If that made any sense... Uh...
"Sorry! Back! U-Uh, um... What was that gas? Also, um, what happened? Can someone explain everything quickly because I'm very lost and scared and about to vomit again... Oh jeez... J-Just... M-Maybe run me through the quick of it?"
Subject: Re: Mission: Traveling Unknown Lands 1 Sat Jan 27, 2018 3:36 pm
"I-don't understand! That was Sulfer Gas... It's... why did you... Who are you?"
Lucian's natural charisma and calming demeanor managed to somewhat calm Fel's frantic panic.The glowing blue black flame at his feet quietly and slowly subsided until nothing remained, and with a wipe of his shirt sleeve, the black lines of tears to were gone. "A-All right... So you aren't here to hurt me... But why are you here? What the hell is Junction!?" Fel stumbled to his feet and looked over the group with tired, worried eyes. "And why do you have persona...?"
Should Cass recover after his episode, the smell of sulfur would grow in intensity as a thick brown fog seeped into the main dining hall and kitchen from the broken floor and pipes above. All around him the citizens would begin to wake, as if taken suddenly from a deep trance. Some would look around confused, while others would slowly grasp at their heads, some still would simply fall into a sudden panic and flee from the building. Leaving the doors open in their wake and allowing the growing cloud of brown mist to flow out of the building. The chef who hadn't paid Cass any mind before would let out a pained scream as he clutched at his head.
Those in the room above could surely hear this.
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Cass's screams of pain would mix in with that of the chef's. The sudden burst of emotions, most being negative, were devouring him. He had started his job out right, but there was little he could do in this situation. Raziel tried his hardest, but without a master he wasn't capable of doing much on his own. Just relaying simple information was the extent of what he could do, but even that was starting to fail. The goggles would seem to fade in and out of existence, the windows showing Cass's and Raziel's faces beginning to go fuzzy and static out.
"Well... It seems we will be needing a rescue efforts of our own now. Take your time, I suppose. We are in the kitchen, just so you know. Just as long as Cassiel doesn't die I'll have no reasons to curse you. Until ne-"
Raziel would be cut off as Cassiel let out one last scream of pain and passed out completely. With that passing out, Raziel would soon vanish into grey mist and with that, the RIGS that was keeping them all connected. Well, it wasn't like the fog would do anything to him. Or could it? Cassiel had been sheltered his whole life, he knew little of what poisons were and didn't know what was toxic to his body even. So, being exposed to the gas for a prolonged period of time whilst unconscious was probably a bad idea...
“Cassiel? Cassiel!” Lucian cried out for his endangered teammate within his mind. Shit… this was not going the way he wanted it to go in the slightest. “We’ll answer those questions once things calm down. For now, I’m going to carry my ally downstairs to safety. I suggest you take care of as many civilians as you can.” Surely Fel could hear the same ruckus from downstairs that they could so painfully perceive, so hopefully he’d understand, right? “Alice, Azul.” He directed himself at them, turning around to look them in the eyes. “Help Fel handle the people in the dining hall. I’ll go after Cassiel.” Not that he was expecting Azul to not throw a fit about a coordinated suggestion, but it was better than just leaving without saying anything else. Without further ado, Lucian took in a deep breath and jumped down the hole, summoning Liber to catch him at the bottom and put him down safely.
”Damn it all…” As Lucian ran towards Cassiel’s body leaning against the kitchen’s doorframe, he couldn’t help but be overcome by a deep sense of regret. If he were alone in this expedition he’d only be annoyed and concerned with the completion of the mission, but there were young people here this time; one of them his own daughter! Cassiel had taken the short end of the stick in particular, but he wouldn’t have been wrapped up in this mess if Lucian hadn’t told him to come with him. God, this was the worst…
Finally reaching Cassiel after pushing and – if necessary – Persona-ing his way past the agitated crowd, Lucian picked up his unconscious body and looked around; he was running out of breath, but luckily the entrance wasn’t that far away. With the last of his withheld breath, Lucian carried himself and Cassiel out the door and to the side of the building at a safe distance from the sulfur gas before breathing again and putting Cassiel’s body down on the grass, slumping beside him in exhaustion. He’d need to go back in there and make sure Alice and Azul were okay, but for now he needed to catch his breath and make sure Cassiel was still breathing himself… "Cassiel... Cassiel! Can you hear me?"
Subject: Re: Mission: Traveling Unknown Lands 1 Sat Feb 03, 2018 6:55 pm
Fel stumbled to his feet confused, barely able to keep his balance. The fearful look in his eyes took on a slightly glazed over look for a moment before he shook the haze off. He gave Lucian a fearful, yet determined and distasteful look "You're really not with Targiser are you?... Damn it!"
Fel let Lucian pass and turn to the other two in the room. Though clearly terrified, an air of strength radiated off him,"You two. You have no idea what you have done do you? Those people down there aren't ready for that much SO2 yet... They're scared and bound to draw Avatars with this much mental energy at once. We need to make sure they calm down. I'll go shut off the gas, you keep them calm any way possible... just... Don't hurt them... Please." Pink tinted tears pricked at the corners of Fel's eyes as he bolted from the room and into one of the other rooms on the second floor.
On the first floor. Lucian would have no issue getting Cassiel out, not needing the use of his persona to push through the screaming crowd. By the time he got out the front door, the brown gas had nearly filled the meeting room. The brown mist would quickly filter out the front door and towards the village proper.
As Lucian sat with Cassiel, the sound of cracking gunfire would fill the air, coming from where they had separated from F'Xiong and the first contact team.
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Subject: Re: Mission: Traveling Unknown Lands 1 Tue Feb 06, 2018 2:01 am
Everything was purple... It was like that terrible night... The screams, the pain, the suffering... It was suffocating. It was blurry though, everything around him wasn't as clear that night. Nothing but blurry, purple water in a pinkish land. Cassiel could barely open his eyes before he heard something in the distance. His name? But, it wasn't from his mother or father... It was... Who was that, again...?
He'd wake up with a pained gasp, a cold sweat breaking out all over him. The sudden thrust back into the chaotic stream of emotions, the sudden intense pain that people felt. It was hard to understand, hard to coordinate... It was just... It was just so painful. He'd sit up weakly, clutching his head tightly. His veins, blacker than ink. Nothing felt right, it felt wrong. But...
Cass would look up, see where he was at. Lucy? Wait, when did they get outside? It was confusing, but something told him that... He had needed help. It was hard, really painful honestly... But he had to repay the favor given to him. After all, this was probably his life that was saved! Er, was it? Honestly, with all these people suddenly having emotion it was, uh... Like... Really awful to be alive... Maybe this was worst than death?
"S-So I... Uh, guess you're this princess's knight in shining armor, huh? Like... Uh... What's even happening...?" he'd start kinda jokingly, though, now didn't feel like joke time... Though, it was just hard to focus... Really, his slightly blue face and the deep black of his veins were a dead give away he shouldn't be left alone for the time being...
Azul tilted his head to the side. "So, you make a mess, and expect us to handle it. Great." Azul shoved his hands in his pocket. He said nothing in response to Lucian's request, but the fact he didn't simply jump down the hole probably meant he wasn't going to deny it. There was a difference between getting angry about being silenced, and a difference between going along with a plan. "Alice. Let's go handle the crowd. First we should take a look and see if they're outwardly violent yet before making ourselves known." He finally stated, summoning his sword to his hand. He had no intention of attacking first, but he had no intention of being unarmed while dealing with them either. With a hand in his pocket, he headed towards the dining room. There was also a difference between these guys and an alien-mutant threatening to eat him. Unless it was like Bath Salts or something, then it might pose a bit of a problem. Once he reached the dining room, he would stand quietly, deciding to analyze the situation before just jumping in and asking how they felt.
He was a master of the hacking field, but that didn't make him a hack therapist.
There it was again, that darkness in his veins. He assured him that was just normal for his species, but it clearly still meant something else was wrong. “What happened? Can you remember what you were doing before you passed out?” Seriously, was this going to be a recurrent thing? Because if it was, maybe Lucian should ease off on the orders and think of him as more of a supportive ally than a combative – if only tactically – one.
It was then that both he and Cassiel heard gunshots coming from the treeline. “What!?” Lucian gasped in concern. Had they opened fire on the panicking civilians? “No, no, no!” He frantically exclaimed, standing up quickly and looking at Cassiel sternly. “Cassiel, I’m going to go check the gunshots; you stay here and rest.” Though if Cassiel protested against said order, Lucian wouldn’t do much to contest him…
Subject: Re: Mission: Traveling Unknown Lands 1 Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:23 am
As Azul and Alice made it to the first floor, the brown gas flowing from above slowed until finally stopping all together, however it appeared this was to little to late as the group of patrons in the tavern had stopped screaming and panicing, and had moved on to rioting. Each yelling incoherently as they ripped torches off the walls and beat each other with whatever makeshift weapons they could find...
However once the two Seekers entered the room, each deranged looking citizen turned their gazes towards them. Their eyes, though seething with rage, seemed almost empty....
All it took was for one to scream an unearthly shreek, flecks of a black substance flying from their mouth... The mob had found their targets.
Fel's plee to not hurt them echos in your head... What will you do?
(NOTE: Fighting is not the only solution, if you have any questions about the set up of the room or the mob. Please PM the GM)
As Lucian ran towards the outskirts of the city where F'Xiong and his men were stationed, his fears of the soldiers turning their guns on the civilians would go unfulfilled, however the sight he beheld would prove far, far worse then he had feared.
"What-What the hell is that thing! Keep Firing! Don't give it an inch!
Lucian could see the fist contact team desperately firing on something in the woods. As he got closer he could hear their screams mix with the gunfire. The citizens of Potts-Field stood in an uninterested silence as they watched the carnage unfold at the edge of their town.
The beast stood nearly as tall as a three story house... and absolutely motionless as the soldier's bullets bounced off it's hide. Ocasionally, it would reach out and grasp one of the soldiers, and bring them kicking and screaming to it's waiting maw.
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Subject: Re: Mission: Traveling Unknown Lands 1 Thu Feb 15, 2018 1:27 am
Well, he knew what happened to him, more or less... It was what really happened that caused everything? Like, what was with the gas, why'd it make everyone suddenly have emotion, who the heck was Fell actually, where were Blue and Ally? Ah, too many questions... And before he could really make them clear, Lucian was off so suddenly it made his head spin!
"H-Hey! I-I'm, like, coming too you know!" he'd say with a somewhat annoyed sigh. It was better to stick together than to be split up you know! Well, uh, at least that's what he read online before coming anyways! Jeez, so annoying. Regardless, he'd chase after Lucian but...
Well, that was scary... Oh, and it was eating people... He definitely couldn't get any further, if he did he'd pass out on the spot. Luckily, he could still help from afar. Well, he could in a moment... Anyways! He'd get as close as he could without physically being in the battle, far enough away to where his empathy and fate seeing abilities would be rendered mute as well. He was safe from his own curses, and could help at this distance thanks to Raziel. Speaking of...
"Commence summoning ritual! Summon Raziel!"
He'd call out, holding his phone aloft as the pale grey mist would surround him and the sound of shattering glass would reverberate off his body. Raiel would form from the mist, accompanied as per normal by his stack of pillows. Same as last time, the screens would be up in a second and the virtual call would reach out to Lucian. In a second, he'd gain the pale blue visor again though this time drones would fly out from behind Raziel and to the battlefield.
"O-Oh! So this is what you meant by drones! Cool! I can see the entire battlefield like this!" Cass would explain happily, having a bit too much fun playing with the screens that surrounded him now. Sure, he hadn't analyzed anything yet but being able to see the monster from this angle meant learning of a weak spot could be done in a jiffy! Plus, he could keep Lucian safe as well!
"Good, you yet live. No need for curses then. Lucian, can you hear us well? We'll aid you from here as best we can, though I am unfortunately rather limited in what I can do at the current point in time. Please do not rely on us for extreme amounts of support. Just a moderate amount will do." Raziel would say, his screen showing up on Lucian's visor. He'd look less than concerned about the ordeal, more indifferent really as he scribbled away in his book. This was really too much effort...
"Hey Lucy! I can read the future, and I know you won't die here, alright? So, keep your chin up and do your best! Like, I'll be here to support you no matter what, got it?"
Priestess Arcana Boost :: 15% Increase to Tactical Skills
Growth | A skill only for strictly support characters. If supporting a team, each use and demon/shadow defeated counts towards your rank ups as well. | Passive | Tier 1
Remote View | Allows user to locate, speak with and monitor allies no matter the distance within a dungeon. User can create a virtual "phone call" with their Persona that allows everyone to talk to each other at once. With this, the user can see through their partners eyes, and scan enemies using this method even if they're not in the area.| Passive | Tier 2
Reluck Rolette | Cassiel is capable of altering the outcome randomly of an already done Shuffle Time. This will simply allow Cassiel to reroll a Shuffle Time at will. | Passive | Tier 1 SS
—Strength Name: Critical Item Use —Description: Cassiel has the ability to double the efficiency of items that he uses on himself or allies. This critical for items will double the restored HP, SP, or double the damage dealt by an item. This is based on his Luck stat like normal critical. Passives such as Daredevil do affect this strength.
—Weakness Name: Physically Weak —Description: It’s obvious at a faint glance that Cassiel is not a strong person in the slightest. He hasn’t exercised once in his entire life and prefers sleeping in late and eating junk food than anything actually productive for the betterment of his life. He is literally one of the most fragile people you’ll meet.
—Weakness Name: Impossible Critical —Description: Because of Cassiel’s ability to use criticals on items, he is incapable of dealing critical hits with Dex attacks of Physical skills. If a passive is created stating he can use critical strikes with Magic spells, this passive becomes nullifies by this weakness.
—Racial Weakness Name: Heart of Ariel —Description: Virtue as a race are very sensitive to the emotions and weaving of fate around them. In Cassiel’s case, the doom and fortune of others around him affect him on a greater scale than one might expect. While fortune will simply boost his own morale and mood, doom takes a great toll on his mental state and body, almost so much that it can cause damage to his body. In battle, Cassiel will lose his next turn should an ally be brought down to half health or below. Should an ally be KOed in battle, Cassiel will be brought down to 1 HP. Should an ally be killed in battle, Cassiel will be instantly KOed and can’t be revived for one turn after being KOed.
((Racial Weakness is ineffective due to not being within the battle.))
Activating Remote View on Lucian. No perverted thoughts!!
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Subject: Re: Mission: Traveling Unknown Lands 1 Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:10 am
Well, this was to be expected from him, as far as Lucian was aware. “…Very well, just make sure not to overexert yourself.” He had just up and fainted, after all. With that clarified, Lucian hastily made his way towards the direction from which the sounds came and found… unadulterated high-octane nightmare fuel. Lord in heaven, this thing looked like it was ripped straight out of a trading card game. As it imposed its biological authority passively simply by standing in front of the soldiers, Lucian’s pupils shrank in horror as he saw the beast lift and eat away at the soldier like they were scraps off its plate. Could such a beast really just be local fauna?
Almost instinctively, Lucian summoned his ethereal sword Law and threw it at the beast, hoping to draw its attention to him and away from the soldiers. “Hey! Overgrown cockroach!” Right on cue, Cassiel’s tactical visor materialized itself in front of Lucian’s eyes as Law dissipated from existence after striking the beast, as per his mental command. To finish off his spectacle of defiance, Lucian waved his Summoning Flag fervently beside him, letting it flutter slowly to the ground after his other self emerged from underneath it.
"Yes, I hear you both well." He replied silently to the two aiding him from afar. "To tell you the truth, I'm not too confident I can handle this thing on my own, so please support me to the best of your abilities." It was good to know both Cassiel and his Persona-not-Persona were dedicated to this mission's cause and his safety. Heartwarming to a degree, even. "Now then..."
Subject: Re: Mission: Traveling Unknown Lands 1 Tue Feb 20, 2018 4:38 am
'Looks like talk is cheap here. I guess we'll cool these guys off the old fashioned way.' Azul thought, readying himself. "Tiberinus." Azul called simply, his eyes briefly flashing. The large beetle appeared behind him for the second time that day, as Azul stood lazily, a hand in his pocket, the other one gripping his sword. Tiberinus gave a cry, flourishing it's wings. The air around Azul would chill for a moment, before he plunged his sword into the ground. The floor infront of him froze over, heading toward the villagers. His intent was not to freeze them solid, as fun as that would be, but instead to simply freeze their feet to the ground. If it succeeded, it would likely stop them from being a threat, as far as Azul was concerned. And technically, it fell within Fel's 'Don't hurt them' request. Well. Assuming they had some way to thaw the ice later on.