Shining Force RPG 2 session 17
===== SESSION START =====
The Shining Force exits the cave, Zoie returned to the party, the group
restored... In the distance, an unusual smoke cloud settles over the town of Aisen...
I wonder what the smoke cloud up ahead is.
Who knows.. but it certainly can't be good.
* Tiernan looks up at the town.
* Zoie looks at the smoke and still thinks she needs a shower
* Tiernan blinks a lot. "That's...not normal either....is it?"
* Sasha sighs "I need a bath, and food"
* Dal has a sinking feeling...
Don't worry dear. I'll make a hot spring for you!
* Dal shakes his head and says to Tyr, "No... its not..."
* Indigo glows brown.
* Tiernan blinks and rushes towards the town, wondering what could be making such an
odd thing. O_o
Dao, Elemental of the Earth, open a hole in the ground!
* Zoie touches Tyr's shoulder, no smoke over the town is not normal
* David blinks at Indi. O_o
== Dao's summons go unanswered. A disturbance in the magical property of the
earth can be felt, sapping all magic...
* Indigo frowns.
* Tiernan blinks and feels weakened due to the magical imbalance...
The town can be spotted flaming as the team approaches its borders...
This is weird.
Dao, why are you so stubborn? I just want to make hot springs for my daughter!
* Dal holds Tyr steady. "You okay?"
There's...a magical imbalance...something is wrong....
* Indigo stamps petutantly then crosses her arms.
The town's on fire!
This can't be right.
Oh yes, the town's ablaze.
And I can't seem to use my magic.
O_o Oh no!!
* Dal runs towards the town...
* David rolls his eyes and dashes towards town
* Tiernan rushes after Dal. "W...wait!"
* Zoie slowly follows, being cautios
* Reisha goes toward the town. "Crap.. somebody's starting a barbecue without us!"
* Indigo follows again.
The Shining Force heads towards the burning town... Fighting can be heard,
children wailing, women crying...
What is going on here?
* Indigo goes up to a crying woman.
Ah, the usual yelling and screaming.
Miss, what is happening?
* Tiernan looks disturbed, covering his ears.
* David looks around and then seemingly focuses on the fighting sound..
The woman cowers, ignoring Indigo.
* David runs off towards the sound of the fight!
* Zoie looks around trying to grasp what's going on
Wh...where is everyone going? Wh...what's going on?!
A giant beast runs by David, knocking him over in mid run
* David blinks and falls over!
* Darin blinks several times... unwilling to believe what is going on...
* Indigo looks to Sasha.
* Reisha turns and sees him fall. "David..!"
* Dal draws his daggers. "Dammit, what's going on?!"
What do you mean the normal screaming and yelling?
* David stands slowly and looks towards the beast.. :P
* Sasha pulls out her sword and runs after the beast.
* Tiernan stands by, looking shocked...unmoving...confused...
COME BACK HERE!!
* Indigo looks after the beast, then screams to the villagers.
GET ORGANIZED! We can't help if you're milling about!
* Reisha tries to get david to his feet. "You in one piece?"
The beast runs through every male still standing, decimating them...
...yeah. But those guys aren't.
* David squeezes Rei's shoulder before running after the beast
* Indigo sighs.
* Indigo closes her eyes.
* Reisha chases after david, bringing some arcane words to mind. "Heck if I'm letting
you go alone..."
* Tiernan looks at the flames and destruction, wide eyed.
* Dal feels slightly sick as he watches the carnage.
Neptune, Elemental of Water, tidal wave the village. Put out the fire and get
these people organized.
== The summons goes unanswered
Indigo... um... that'll tear down the village...
. o O (Phew.)
Oh, the tidal wave usually gets everyone together.
* Tiernan staggers back a step, coming dangerously close to a burning house....
* Zoie grabs Tyr
hey now you don't wanna get singed
What's...what's going on...? Why...is this happening?!
The beast continues to run through everything in its path.
* Indigo slinks off into the shadows, following the others but not visibly.
I have no clue Tyr, but right now, we should get safe and let the people who
know how to fight in to try and stop it
Um, someone do something about the rampaging ugly, here...
* David draws AmeShi, the black flames flickering angrily and tosses it blade first
towards the beast!
* Tiernan overhears David. "....Fuck?"
* Reisha tries to cast a few bolts of lightning ahead of the thing...
... that'll do. ^^;
David, I know you have your mother's temper, but don't do anything stupid. Our
magic is useless and the beast is powerful.
Tyr: I'll explain later
* Darin looks at Tyr.. "Don't ask..."
But I can fight!
David's blade embeds itself in the beast's left shoulderblade
* Dal blocks Tyr's ears. "Bad words, you don't wanna know. ^^;"
* Tiernan blinks at Dal.
* Indigo smiles and sighs at the same time.
Why are you covering my ears like that? ^_^
* David growls and hunkers down, zooming towards the beast to retrieve the sword ^^;
The beast howls loudly and starts to claw at his back
Exactly Kara's response to a situation like this.
Tiernan: explain it later ok?
Hey! Big dumb and ugly!
The beast rips out the sword and tries to crush it
Leave him alone, you animal farm reject.
* Darin breaks out of his shock and draws his Blade.
* Dal grins. "You don't want to hear David when he's peeved."
* Sasha joins David in stabbing
* Reisha tries electrocuting the beast. :P
* Tiernan pulls out his boomerang, copying the others.
* David blinks and growls lower and leaps towards the beast, kicking it hard in the
wound he made!
Sasha! Get back here! It's dangerous!
The beast yowls, turns around sharply and bashes David away, dropping AmeShi
* Sasha beats the living crap outta the beast
* David yelps and goes flying into a building O_o
Die...you...stupid....son of a....
* Dal attempts to throw every single dagger he has into the beast.
* Tiernan covers his ears. "S...stop...STOP IT! Stop hurting them!!"
The beast growls and kicks Sasha HARD.
* Sasha flies high into the air and crashes into another building.
* Reisha gets steamed up after it throws David, hurling a volley of daggers and thunder
magic at it.
* David groans, slumped against a blackened wall ^^;
* Indigo runs to Sasha and holds her head, then throws her pointed, sharp-ended metal
staff straight for the creature's eye.
* Tiernan tries to summon magical energy into his palm.
== Tiernan's spell fizzles.
The monster, now totally distracted by the Shining Force, decides to attack.
* Tiernan sighs in desperation.
===== COMBAT =====
* Zoie tries to start her combat spell
Why have you done such a thing? Why? You hurt innocent...innocent people!
* David grunts and pushes himself up the wall into a standing position using his legs
only before steadying himself and rushing into the battle to stand beside Rei...
* Indigo grabs Sasha and pulls her bodily, trying to get hurt to safety.
===== Monster count: 1 Wild Beast =====
* David edges forward and hooks AmeShi's blade on his boot, flipping it up into a ready
position in his hand...he ignores the blood running down his cheek from a gash above
his eye ^^;
* Reisha sighs, seeing David...
* Sasha pushes her mother way and charges up to the front line ready to attack the
This jerk is so dead.
This is really not our day...
Sasha! Be careful!
* David crouches beside Rei, AmeShi ready to spill some blood...
* Zoie again tries to get her combat spell to work, and starts to get frustrated at it
* Reisha tries to summon up her magics once more..
== Sasha can attack. o_O
* Sasha leaps at the beast slashing hard!
Die die die!
* Indigo frowns.
oh hell lets just try and heal the sucker
== Sasha slashes at the beast, knicking his shoulder... 18 damage.
== Dal can attack
* David growls lowly..
* Dal rushes to the beast, trying to impale his dagger in its back and trying to slice
* Reisha blinks. "Why would you want to heal the darn thing? How's that gonna help?!"
Dear, come back here. You're not a fighter and Crest and I were still arguing
about that when he...passed...
worked before on something that was out of control, calms it down
* Tiernan looks about, hearing the screams and cries of the people...
Shouldn't we...help them?
calm beast, you can deal with it easier
First we take care of this thing, Tier. It's hurting people as well.
== Dal's attack succeeds, but the monster's hide is incredibly hard to
pierce properly... 21 damage.
The beast yowls madly!
== The beast can attack.
We'll take care of the people after...I swear.
* Dal woo-hoos. ^_^
* Zoie backs off
* Indigo calls to the people.
^_^ Nice Dal.
* David brings the blade up to block and can't help but inch in front of Rei ^^;
The Shining Force is here, you can go back to your homes!
Go on, shoo, shoo!
* Indigo waves her hands at the villagers.
* Reisha shakes her head to Zoie, and notices David edging in front of her. "David..
maybe you should worry more about yourself.." ;)
== The beast runs towards Indigo, finding she's the most loud mouthed one of
Hey! I'm fine! Besides...uh...its.....a reflex? ^^;
== The beast tramples Indigo dealing her 12 damage.
* David narrows his eyes..
* Zoie readys her blast spell and hopes it works
* Indigo rolls about.
== Tiernan can attack
* Tiernan chucks his boomerang low, causing it to arc up beneath the Wild Beast's chin
and sending the Wild Beast sprawling backwards!
* David twirls AmeShi in his hand and awaits his turn almost eagerly...
== Tiernan's attack hits the Beast hard... It staggers slightly. 17 damage.
* Zoie waits her turn
== Johei can attack
== Johei takes a defensive stance.
== Kodah can attack
Take that! ^_^
* Tiernan blinks and wonders about something...
== Kodah takes a defensive stance.
* Tiernan flexes his wings several times and tries to fly up at least somewhat into the
== Reisha can attack.
* David growls... "Come on...come on..."
== Tiernan starts to lift slightly...
* Reisha starts focusing her anger
* Tiernan smiles as he's about to fly at least two or three feet up into the air. "I'm
getting stronger!" ^_^
Your magic...is coming back...
Very good Tyr!
* Indigo holds her stomach.
Keep it up!
Is it...? Is flying considered magic...?
* Dal blinks. "Cool..."
* Reisha points her finger at 3 Wild Beast. "Force of Lightning, crash and burn...zap
my foe with power in turn! Bolt!" A column of intense electricity leaps from her
hand, frying them to a tender crisp.
Thank you! ^_^
Reisha! I don't think your magic....
== Reisha casts Bolt 3... Thunder pummels the beast... 12 damage.
Hey! It is coming back! ^_^
Let's see him squirm after this...
== David can attack.
* David narrows his eyes further and gets a demonic grin..
* David leaps onto the beast and slides AmeShi back into the wound it first made in the
beast's shoulder. He yanks the blade back and forth in the wound cruelly, ripping the
* Reisha holds up a few fingers in victory. "Hah! So it is.. maybe he's weakening.."
* Tiernan tries to copy Reisha's "thumbs up" sign....but instead sticks up his middle
finger, smiling. "^_^ Yes!"
* Indigo laughs.
Nice try Tyr...
* Zoie shakes her head at Tyr
What... did I do wrong?
* Reisha blinks in surprsie at Tyr..
nothing, again, explain it later
== David's blade hits the same spot it hit earlier... The beast snarls in
pain and claws at his back... 25 damage.
Uhhh...Tyr....we haven't had the talk about obscene gestures, have we?
== Zoie can attack
* David tugs the blade out and leaps away back to the group
* Tiernan's face darkens and he looks down, realizing he made yet another mistake...
Tyr.. 'flip the bird' that way and you'll be making some enemies.. ^^;
* Zoie spins around slowly, spidery words of magic sliding off her tounge. She stops
and points at wildbeast! "Cries from the heavens, use your holy energy to vanquish this
evil! Blast!" Massive waves of energy appear and plummel wildbeast!
* David notices the look on Tyr's face and slips back besides the boy, clapping a hand
reassuring on Tyr's shoulder. "It's okay. Keep faith."
* Dal shakes his head. "Don't worry... it's just when all this is over, we gotta talk.
* Indigo smiles and hugs Tyr.
* Tiernan looks down at the ground.
== The blast spell sends waves of energy to cut the beast in several
places... The beast reels and crashes into a burning house... 16 damage! The creature
catches on fire!
== Darin can attack.
Woah.. looks like you're giving him a taste of his own medicine!
* Darin leaps at the Beast, driving the Blade deep, and slicing across its chest..
* Indigo jumps and hugs Tyr then drops.
* David nods to Tyr and leaps back up beside Rei, glancing at her. "How's it goin,
* Tiernan blinks, then smiles at Indigo. ^_^
* Darin leaps back away from the flaming beast.
== Darin's blade flares, but fades to normal as the blade penetrates the
creature's flesh... 26 damage!
* Darin blinks...
* Reisha runs a hand through her golden hair. "Doing just fine.. bad hair day though."
== Indigo can attack
* David laughs softly and winks at Rei before crouching again and getting back to
* Indigo glows red.
* Tiernan starts chanting magic under his breath, closing his eyes.
Tio, Elemental of War, devastate this thing!
Mm. Hopefully big ugly'll drop dead soon.
* David drags the blade of AmeShi in the dirt..
== The elemental of War is summoned.
* David sheathes AmeShi and stands tall...
== Its blazing chariot rolls in... The dark knight's spear at the ready,
charges through the Beast, dealing massive damage... 42 damage.
== Jess can attack.
== Jess takes a defensive stance.
* David starts to chant under his breath...
===== Monster count: 1 Wild Beast. =====
== Sasha can attack.
* Sasha jams her sword into the beasts gut then begins chanting....
Sky, cover the ground with your fury!
* Indigo smiles.
You *did* pay attention to my lessons! Ooooooo!
* Indigo rushes and hugs Sasha tightly. ^_^
== Sasha attacks the monster with a double bolt/sword tech... The monster
takes 34 damage.
== The monster falls to one knee
== Dal can attack
* Dal says under his breath... "This is getting ridiculous..." Dal casts Blaze on four
of his daggers and throws them at the beast!
== Dal casts a double tech... Blaze daggers... The daggers hit the beast and
send him ablaze even more... 32 damage.
== The beast can attack.
* David once again edges in front of Rei slightly..
== The beast, extremely hurt, removes itself from its battle frenzy and runs
north towards the water at a blistering pace...
* Reisha takes a cue from Tiernan, and sticks a rather obscene finger up at the fleeing
Hey! Get back here!
===== Victory! =====
* David frowns and turns to Indigo....
* David chants softly and motions arcanely with his hands....he thrusts a palm out
towards Indigo and yells "¤Heal!". White light bomabards Indigo and all wounds start to
* Indigo smiles.
Teach him to mess with the best... :p
Can't take the heat? *snickers*
Thanks David. Your mother's temper but your father's healing skills. :)
* David feels himself blush. "I'm not sure if that was an insult or compliment but
thanks anyway, Miss Indigo."
* Tiernan tries to fly after him, but finds he's not strong at flying....but he tries
It was a compliment dear. Your Dad healed us all many times, and your Mom was
a great warrior who I respected, though we did argue a lot. You have the best of both
* David blinks at Tyr's actions... "Don't wear yourself out all at once, Tyr!"
The beast is already out of sight...
The buildings continue to burn, the villagers trying to extinguish the
No no Tyr, let them go!
Which must be small, Indigo, cause everyone knows my mother was a
butcher.....now.....summon Neptune to douse the fires, would you?
* Indigo looks at the villagers.
Everyone, get out of here! I'll handle the fire!
* Indigo glows blue.
Neptune, Elemental of Water, tidal wave the village and put out the fire!
* Tiernan falters, staggers in midair, and crashes into a pile of boxes
* David heads towards Tyr and helps him up...
* Dal runs to Tyr. "You okay?"
^_^ Wow...There's....two of you!
* Reisha gives David a hand. "Don't be so hard on yourself.. not your fault if your
parents were messed up."
Besides, they were heroes, after all...
== Neptune is summoned... Neptune, being much more mentally stable than its
summoner, summons rain clouds over the town, letting them pour down onto the flames...
* David looks at Rei, a flicker of some deeper hurt and emotion passing over his eyes
before nodding. "I guess."
Neptune! I said tidal wave not rain storm!
* Tiernan staggers slightly, holding his head.
* Indigo goes to Neptune.
* Zoie pats Indigo's shoulder.. seems like Neptune didn't think a tidal was needed
I have to have a talk with you.
== Neptune shrugs in an odd way and dissapears, letting the rain do its
work... And running away from Indigo.
Tyr.......rest a little. Don't push yourself.
* Indigo stamps her feet.
* David watches Indi in slight amusement
Okay, I'm going to have to go to the elemental plane and get all 8 elementals
together. We need to have a serious talk about discipline.
I may be gone for a bit.....
Indy.. I think you need a serious talk abotu discipline. :p
after that I feel even grungier than I did -_-; shower/bath sounds better and
* David looks around for a villager to talk to..... "I need to find out what happened
here. Besides the obvious."
Yeah, they've been acting weird lately. Especially Neptune and Dao....so you
can manage without me for a while, right?
* David wipes at the red gash over his eyebrow, spreading the blood a little but
otherwise ignoring it entirely... he walks towards a villager...
The villagers walk slumped, trying to salvage what's left of their town...
* Reisha fixates her glance on David, wishing more and more she could actually heal a
bruise at least.
Hello...uhm...sir? miss? Anyone? What happened?
The healer walks by and sees the Shining Force...
The town...all the people....
* Indigo waves to the healer.
* Tiernan feels tears fall down his face, not knowing why he's crying now.
... Aahh.. You have returned.... That beast... You attacked.. It seems to have
returned... And done *motions around him* this in rage..
Don't worry, we're the Shining Force! We're here to save you!
Hey, does this have something to do with that Faerie Queen...I'm really
curious about that.
beast? the one that just ran wimpering off?
Wait.. was that the same thing that got you ebfore, david..?
* David walks back to Rei and leans a little on her shoulder, his vision blurring
suddenly... "We didn't kill the beast though...it'll be back...."
don't tell me that was the demon -_-;
... Legends tell of a beast of great fury that attacked the town centuries
ago... It lived on an island to the north..
I thought it died..
* Dal pulls Tyr aside and hugs him. "Don't worry, it'll be okay..."
...possibly, Rei....or it could've been a really hairy and ugly villager :P
We... Sealed the entrance... Never again having to deal with it... It seems we
* Tiernan hugs back. "But...those flames....everyone....why did....?"
* Darin looks over at Zoie. "What's that you're muttering about, Zoie? You ok?"
* Reisha puts David's arm around her shoulders. "Maybe.. but you don't look too hot.."
oh gods it was the demon...... it must have gotten out when we all did
Well, never fear! The beast was too weak to do serious harm and now it's gone.
Go back to your simple little lives, okay? ^_^
* David glances dazedly down at Rei and smiles a little.. "Gee, thanks! It'll be
okay...not used to being thrown into a wall, really.."
Did what Zoie?
Hey...Healer-type....need us to handle the problem?
I wouldn't say that... I really wouldn't *looks at the ground semi out in left
field at this point*
Well, I sure hope you don't make it a habit, Davey boy. :P
We wandered down from that tower filled with demons and through the magic
portal, then we were here.
* Reisha supports a little mroe of david's meight, should he falter suddenly again.
Well, if it comes back, we'll destroy it, or I'll tidal wave it out to sea.
* Zoie falls and sits on the ground....
it died... it had to die... I saw it die
* Darin walks over to Zoie.. "You all right?"
* David chuckles and squeezes Rei's shoulders gently, his gaze blurring again... he
mumbles.. "I do wish things would stop getting foggy..."
* Tiernan takes a few steps into the charred remains of Aisen, not understanding
We finished it! Trust me, freed demons usually return to the Underworld.
* Zoie doesn't hear Darin, as she's off in thoughtland
It's in all the magical studies.
* David clears his throat and speaks louder now. "Zoie? You know something about this?"
The healer listens in on the conversation..
when I was seperated from you guys I came across a bunch of people being held by
a demon... I destroyed the demon, or so I thought, and those are the people you saw
exit before I did, if it survived and got out the same way I and the people did..
* Reisha keeps a firm grip on the weary leader, listening in to Zoie.
* David shakes his head to clear it and frowns, trying to concentrate on Zoie... "So we
go and we take care of it, right? No big deal....we hurt it so we can beat it..."
* Tiernan walks off into one of the charred houses, simply looking around.
* Darin blinks... "Are you certain that beast is the same demon?"
Who cares if it was the same!
Darin: I'm not sure, but it would seem to make sense..
Either way, we've got our work cut out for us, it seems.
Well, don't worry. We chased it off, and if it comes back, we'll finish it.
After all, no demon can stand against the Shining Force. We defeated Zeon, Lord of
Evil, so no petty demon can ever stop us.
* David closes his eyes...
this wasn't a petty demon.. -_-;
* Tiernan suddenly lets out a choked scream
But still, less than Zeon, and thus no match for us. ^_^
* David snaps them open again. "What? Tyr?"
* Indigo turns to Tyr?
* Sasha looks around
* Tiernan staggers out of the house, runs and vomits.
Tyr? What is it?
Tyr? What's wrong?
* Indigo goes to him.
your overconfidence is going to get you in trouble someday
Th...the house...a child....
Huh? What's up with Tyr..?
* Tiernan shakes.
* David grimaces at Tyr. "I take it he's not used to seeing carnage."
* Indigo goes to the house.
* Indigo turns to Zoie.
* Reisha nods slowly to david. "I guess so.. maybe you just get desensitized to it.."
But....I have a reason to be.....we're heroes!
heros or not, humility would suit you from time to time, remember that
Hold on. I'll take care of this.......
* Indigo glows orange.
Apollo, Elemental of Fire, burn away the evidence of this devastation. Destroy
* Tiernan crawls to a wall, leans on it, and shakes, crying. "I want to leave....I want
* David manages to seperate from Rei and he nods to her dizzily before stumbling to
Tyr....he places a hand on Tyr's shoulder and tugs him away from the house gently.
* Darin walks over to Tyr.. not knowing what to do... or say...
What the heck Indigo.. just hold up a minute!
== Apollo is summoned... Rain still falling over the town, Apollo cowers
back to his plain...
humility, some self control and refection.. not jumping in and bragging and
* Indigo stamps her foot.
Okay, that's it! I really need to talk to you all!
* Indigo blinks.
Oh. I've never had that. ^_^
* Tiernan follows numbly.
Tyr...this is what we fight against, the deaths and the carnage....we fight for
these people...the innocents...this is why we fight....to prevent this...
* Indigo nods.
I...I understand...this is what the Shining Force is...
Yes, to prevent evil like this from covering the world.
I want to be a part of it.
You are. We can stop this. Right now, you must be strong for those who cannot
* Indigo smiles and hugs Tyr, then looks about.
* Reisha joins Tyr with David. "Life's not all happy clouds and gumdrops, sad to say.."
What are gumdrops?
* David squeezes Tyr's shoulder and falters a bit, eyes going dazed and glassy....
* Tiernan nods and wipes away his tears. "You're right. Okay David..."
* David shakes his head..
* Reisha blinks.. "Well, something sweet..." She gets cut off as David goes woozy
Actually, it can be Rei.
* Indigo smiles.
One half of me lived a life of sweetness and gumdrops for many years.
I like sweets. ^_^
* David takes a deep breath to steady himself and releases Tyr's shoulder....he glances
to Zoie... "Zoie.....if this is the demon, we have to stop it....you've fought it
* Indigo climbs on Johei's back.