Shining Force RPG 2 session 8
===== SESSION START =====
The Shining Force awakens after a well deserved rest... For once, the night
brought no peril.
Music and dancing is heard outside of the inn...
* Jess awakens to the sounds. She walks over to her window and opens the drapes. "ALL
* Dal snores, oblivious to everything...
* Reisha is still sleeping... draped over the bed...
* Jess runs into Darin's room. "DARIN...WAKE UP!"
* David stumbles out of his room in only his pants... "What the..."
* Darin falls out of bed, nude.
Don't worry...it's not an emergency...O_o
* Jess turns her back...
* Darin pulls his clothes on
* David looks around..
of course it's me...who else would be running in here waking you up?
* Jess has just turned a bright shade of red.
* David walks to a window and looks outside
You don't have to shout, Jess...
* Reisha claws at the air, mumbling something...
well, I just wanted to tell you to look outside. There's a carnival going on. Doesn't that look like fun?
* Darin puts his hand on Jess's shoulder
* Jess turns around..
* Reisha falls off the bed! o_O
* Dal wakes up... "What the hell..."
* David hears a thump from Rei's room and wanders into it..
* Darin looks out the window, then back at Jess. "Not as fun as looking at you."
want to check it out?
Huh.. wha..? o_O
* Reisha is on the floor dazed...
You okay Rei..?
* David kneels by Rei, concerned. "Why you on the floor?"
* Reisha looks at David... grabbing the blanket tightly around her.. "Oh..it's nothing...yeah nothing! heheh.." ^^:
* David frowns and backs off.. "Okkkaaaayyy.."
Just a bad dream I guess. ^^;
* Jess smiles at Darin.
* David doesn't seem to care he's topless. "Anyway...theres something going on outside.."
* Dal gets dressed and looks out the window, grinning. "Aw, right! Money..."
Hey, why the hell are you in my room anyway? Do I have some sign that says
perverts come in? :P
* Reisha half smiles. ^^
Uhm? I was just seeing if you were okay... ^_-
* Jess grabs Darin's arm..."Come on..what are you scared of?"
Scared? I'm not scared...
then come on...
Oh.. well thanks for the concern Davey..
* David nods and heads out the door..
* Reisha blushes a little as he leaves...
* Jess drags Darin out of the inn by the arm...
Whew... this day isn't going very well. :/
we're going to have an offical date if it's the last thing we do, Darin Moonshado.
* Reisha gets dressed quickly, and heads outside in a few moments.
* Darin's jaw drops.
* David wanders outside
* Reisha heads downstairs...wondering what everyone is up to..
The inn is devoid of human life... The innkeeper and the Shining Force are the only people left inside, it seems...
* Reisha looks around and sees noone inside, heading outside...
Outside, the people are singing along to a song while dancers go around showing
A dagger is planted on the inn door, holding a piece of paper on it...
* Reisha looks at the dagger.
* David looks at the paper..
* Jess looks over at Darin, smiling from ear to ear.
Oh great... this better not be some threat.. it's getting really old. :P
* Darin pokes Jess and points at the paper on the Inn door.
* Jess looks at the paper on the inn door.
* David crosses his arms and reads the paper
The dagger is jewel encrusted... It's intricately carved in odd patterns,
depicting magical runes...
* Reisha tries yanking the dagger out...
* Dal goes outside and carefully works the crowd, trying to pick up some fast money.
* Darin blinks... "Jess.. do you know something?"
The paper states, "To the Shining Force. I am deeply sorry, but I, Leonid,
cannot join in your quest. I believe we shall meet again at a later time... Until then. My
best regards, Leonid."
question...who in the world is Leonid?
The guy we met the other day.
* Reisha looks at the dagger. "This is some cool knife..."
The dagger is removed from the door easily...
Maybe he's rich or something.
must have been after I passed out.
It seems the town is celebrating something.
* Reisha ponders keeping the dagger and adding it to her collection. :)
deep subject...but now that that'st aken care of...let's check out the rest of the
come on, Darin.
Ok... ok.. I'm with you Jess...
* Jess takes Darin's arm and walks off into the crowd...
* David watches them go and looks towards Reisha.
* Reisha pockets the dagger, and smiles at David.
The carnival is infested with people, children and adults alike... Games are
scattered across the whole place... People laugh and cheer as clowns show off their tricks
and say their jokes...
Well, let's go have some fun, fearless leader! ;)
* David blushes faintly and nods
== Reisha feels an aura of protection surround her as the dagger is pocketed...
Reisha gains 5 defense.
* David bows slightly. "After you, m'lady."
* Reisha drags him to the carnival. :)
* Jess laughs as a clown passes her. She then looks over at Darin and wonders just what's
on his mind.
* Darin smiles..
* David looks around and slips an arm around Reisha's shoulders. "So...Rei...you're
looking beautiful tonight.."
A large closed tent lies in the middle of the whole circus... Two large men
guard the entrance...
who do you think is in that tent, Darin?
* Reisha looks back at David. "You think so? I do try. ^^"
* Darin shrugs..
Oh well. Forget it.
* David smiles warmly at Rei. "Yeah. But I doubt much trying is really needed."
* Darin waits until Jess looks away, then slips his arm around her, praying that she wont'
* Dal grins to himself as his pockets slowly fill up with money.
* Jess doesn't mind at all.
* Reisha giggles. "You bet! I just have everybody beat!" :P
* David chuckles and looks around, noting the tent.. "hmm...wonder whats in there.."
* Reisha follows his eyes to the tent.
* Darin looks at Jess. "Wanna go check it out?"
* Indigo appears again out of nowhere in a beam of white light, behind the group.
* Jess looks up at Darin. "Why not?"
A man is suddenly thrown outside of the tent by two other men.
Whatever it, it must be the best thing here, judging by Ugly 1 and Ugly 2 two at
The man yells, "I DEMAND TO SEE THE MANAGER OF THIS PLACE! THIS INSTANT!"
* Indigo looks at the man.
sounds like a hostile environment to me.
A crowd of people turn to him.
* Darin stops short, and holds Jess back with him. "Maybe we shouldn't after all.."
* Jeyer gets up and dusts himself off, glaring at one of the gruff fellows.
* David blinks
* Darin blinks...
* Reisha looks at the man, as he seems familiar..
What are you doing here?
* The guard grunts and says, "He's in a "meeting" right now, little mage. You'd need to be
important to get in there."
How about that.. the mighty jeyer getting thrown out of a carnival tent. :P
* Jeyer snorts and blinks as he recognizes familiar voices...
* David chuckles at Rei's comment..
Ahh David! Shining Force... Finally you arrived.
* Indigo nods.
Jeyer: Did the enchanted forest give you any trouble?
yeah...this is a nice touch.
* Dal is at the other end of the carnival grounds. ^^
Only just exhausted us.
Nah, not really. Just tired us a bit.
Sorry, I was away again. You know. But can we help you here? The goons shouldn't
be too hard to fool.
Nah.. piece 'o cake. ^_^
* Indigo blinks.
No wonder those gnats turned into light and disappeared..
Ahh. So you didn't know.
I see you still have much to learn...
* Reisha blinks..
* David tilts his head at Jeyer, eyes flashing..
What are you talking about Jeyer?
hey, we're not exactly choped liver ya know...
I learned much since we parted...
We're the Shining Force!
come on, Rei. We can all afford to learn more. We're in a strange land and we
have to find our way back to granseal.
Like how to get thrown out of a Carnival tent? *snickers*
* Indigo chuckles.
* Reisha laughs out loud.
Basically, Gandar is an associate of some cult which worships Dark Dragon...
Took my line Darin. :P
Even in its death, its evil spreads...
That lizard is still around? I thought we destroyed it.
* David tenses slightly
* Darin shudders
* Jess pales.
The legend of the Dark Dragon... Surely you've heard about it before.
Yes... I have..
* Jeyer nods... "That you did, Indigo..."
Queen Lara told me of Dark Dragon.
* Indigo shakes her head and nods.
I remember fighting it.
* Reisha feels David's arm around her tense up
Its influence is still apparently very strong in this part of the world...
* Jess tightens her hold around Darin's arm.
They must not know of its demise...
* Darin tightens his hold on Jess.
* David looks down at Rei and loosens his hold slightly..
Well.. it's dead and over with.. so no problem, right?
So why don't we inform them?
An associate of Gandar runs this circus... I wanted an audience with him, but...
Was denied. As you saw.
So we just....take an audience.
* Indigo nods to David.
I wonder where Sasha is? She's good at this sort of thing. :P
* Reisha looks at David... "Are you thinking what I think you're thinking?"
* Jeyer snickers... "That kid of yours needs to get with it."
* Jess looks around. "To think that a servent of evil is running such a joyous place. I
was having a great time here."
* David smiles at Rei and raises an eyebrow. "I'm open to suggestions."
Oh, she's a good girl.
* Indigo looks to David.
So...straight rush into the tent?
not very practical, Indi.
Well, I can think of a thing or two... :P
Got any spells to take out the guards, miss Indigo?
* Indigo nods.
Isn't that risky?
* Reisha looks oevr at the guards, sizing them up..
I have an elemental who can help here.
Do any of you have a sleep spell?
Thats what I meant...a sleep spell..
No..but I can freeze them in a solid sheet of ice.
* Indigo nods.
Yes, a permanent sleep spell...
Which would turn attention to us.
Heh.. well I've got a better idea.. ^^
* Indigo draws a finger across her neck. "That is my only sleep spell I fear."
We can't afford to be suspected... I say one of us turns their attention away
while the others sneak in..."
* David looks at Reisha... "Go for it."
* Reisha leaves David's side and makes her way towards the guards...
sorry...all I was taught was fire, ice, thunder and healing. I still haven't
practiced enough of my lightning and healing to be able to use it.
* Indigo looks over and waves to Sasha.
Hello dearest, we're just planning to sneak in and deal with some guards. Would
you like to help?
I could hack someone to little bits... *points at his Blade of Truth*
I'm not getting involved in distracting the guards.
* Reisha walks up to the two of them, looking very seductively at them...
No, Darin. I don't want you getting arrested
I think we should move now while Rei does her thing.
* Jeyer shakes his head... "Such violence...
Why must we not be suspected though?
Hey, tough guys..
Look.. look at Rei..
We are in a town of many... This would be an act of treason against Gandar's
* David tears his eyes away from Rei, blushing. "Come on, people. Lets go sneak into the
I saw you throw that loser out before... that was so manly of you...
* Reisha winks at them. ;)
* The man grunts. "Away with you, little girl. I don't have time for your petty flirting."
* Indigo whispers to Jeyer "We smashed up Gandar's city before, with earthquakes, ice
sheets, and tidal waves."
What.. you sayinga girl's too much for you? :P
this isn't good.
* Indigo watches Rei and frowns at the guards.
I'm saying I won't be distracted. Now 'Git!
If this doesn't work, can I try something?
* David tenses.
really not good..
And I frowned upon those actions, my dear Indigo...
God.. you guards have no idea of a good time...
Brute force is not the way.
* Indigo begins to glow a pulsating black, sable energy coursing through her.
How about I show you how to enjoy yourselves, rather than stand up all day. :P
* The guard snorts.
Indigo, halt. Let me try...
* Indigo nods, keeping the summons ready just in case.
* Reisha pushes her hair to the side.. wondering if her friends have got a plan yet... ^^
* Jeyer sighs...
* Jess wonders just what is going to happen next..
* Reisha peers towards the tent...
* Indigo looks around for a distraction.
Say, who's in there? Some important guy I bet?
* Jess looks at Darin. "What do we do now?"
I don't know..
* Darin looks at David
Perhaps we can cause a small civil disturbance and sneak in while the guards are
* David heads around the tent..
let's follow David.
* Sasha quietly walks over to the tent's side and draws her sword.
* Jess follows David.
* Reisha looks out of the corner of her eye at David, and resumes her loy. ;)
* Indigo follows David.
* David glances at Rei and grins faintly, ending up by Sasha. "Okay...cut 'er open."
Why don't you forget him, and come with me? :P
* Sasha cuts circle in the tent making a hole.
* The guard stands proud, not being wavered by Reisha's attempts.
* Indigo shakes her head, still glowing.
Great...into the hole, people..
* Reisha pouts. "Pooh.. see if you get any more attention from a female this lifetime." :P
* Jess steps into the tent.
* Darin follows Jess
* Sasha enters the tent.
* David follows..
* The guard grunts again.
* Indigo whispers "They're making a better breed of guard these days. The goons from my
first adventure would have fallen over themselves to get a pretty girl."
* Indigo follows the others.
The tent is quite large... A table in the far corner holds 3 cutthroats and a
large arena in the center... A sealed off area to the back of the tent can also be
* Reisha gives the guard one last chance, and leaves his sight, utterly disgusted. ^^
* Dal is now filthy rich. ^^;
Feh.. men.... :(
The cutthroats seem to be playing some sort of card game, not spotting the
* Indigo looks around.
this does not seem very interesting...always hated to watch the fights.
Let's wait for Rei.
* Reisha stalks around the tent finding the hole discreetly. ^^
* Reisha pokes her head in...
* David looks at Rei.. "You good at throwing knives..?"
David, can we sneak up and subdue them or do we need the direct approach?
Of.. *catches herself, going to a whisper* of course I am.
We need to do it quietly, Indigo
(w) You know all this sneaking around is REALLY boring
* Indigo nods to Sasha.
* Reisha gets inside quickly. "..I should've nailed that bonehead guard with one too..."
(w)but necessary, Sasha...
Can you throw three knives at once..?
But it has it's uses...sometimes.
Hey, I threw four back in the ship, remember! No sweat. :D
Nail those guys..
* Reisha looks over at the guys palying poker...
I'm taking out my aggression on these bozos.
let's just find out what in the hell's going on. This is giving me the creeps.
* David nods
* Reisha reaches in her robe and whips out three shiny knives.
* David grins..
* Reisha draws a bead, leans back.. and let's em rip!
== The three daggers zoom towards the cutthroats.... All three hit their marks!
* David draws AmeShi and runs in..
* Indigo follows along, the black energy glowing around her.
always so violent..
== the three cutthroats are stunned.
* Reisha follows David in, and scopes out the guys.
* Jess follows, a fireball in hand, should it be needed.
Oh yeah... that felt soo good. ^_^
* David rushes to one of the cutthroats and smacks him upside the head!
* Indigo smiles at Rei. ^_^
* The cutthroat emits a low groan of pain and falls unconscious, losing blood rapidly.
* David slides to the other, doing the same to him
* Jess impales an ice dagger into the last guard.
* The cutthroat emits a low groan of pain and falls unconscious, losing blood rapidly. :P
* Indigo looks around for valuable papers.
* The final cutthroat gurgles sickeningly and dies.
* Reisha summons electricity, and hits all three of them for good measure. ^^
Uhm...okay guys. Overkill is not reccomended.
* The three guards are dead. LEAVE THEM ALONE! ;_;
Sorry David.. just had to get it out. :P
* David looks around
OK...now it looks like we have free roam of the place.
* Sasha knocks one in the head a couple times "Hey, you guys did it, why can't I?"
* Indigo rummages through the guards's stuff and begins looting the corpses.
* The narrator squishes Sasha then reshapes her, causing massive pain. Sasha drops to 1
That's why. :P
Where is that son of a bitch?
I'm sure they must have valuable information on them. Villains always give
valuable information or items to bottom-rung lackwits.
Yeah...the head honcho..
100 gold pieces, a few rusty swords and 2 valuable necklaces are all that's
* David heads to the ring
* Narrator gives Sasha full health again.
* Indigo takes the necklaces and puts the gold in the common pool, leaving the swords and
follwing David, giving off black energy.
Damned unions... Always bitching about character rights... *mumbles and returns
* Reisha swipes a sword or two, but lets em drop seeing the rust.
* Jess stays just a few steps behind David, holding onto Darin.
* David enters the ring and walks to the middle, looking around..
The arena is quite large... It could support 20 fighters easily.
* Sasha picks up the gold
Okay.. now where's Mr. Bigshot...
* Reisha hefts herself into the ring, leaping over the top rope.
* Jess scans the area quickly..
* Sasha looks over to the sercured area at the back of the tent.
A cut off section of the tent can be spotted... Voices can be heard talking...
* Indigo goes to the spectator area.
* David narrows his eyes
* Jess steps between the bottom and center ropes
* Indigo heads in that direction.
what say we follow the voices.
Indigo...don't do anything rash..
* David follows Indigo slowly..
* Reisha takes note of the voices.
* Jess follows the sounds of the voices.
I've made my fame on doing rash and/or insane things dear. :P
Well, that's got to be them... or more doofus guardsmen.
* Indigo winks and keeps going, quietly.
Uhmm.....try not to right now...
* David sighs ^^;
* Sasha walks over to the voices, making sure not to get too close but just close enough
to hear what they're saying.
* Jess shakes her head and whispers to David. "I said she was a nut."
* Reisha slides under the ropes and proceeds towards the voices with the rest of the
A large, thick cloth lies over the door...
The voices come from behind that entrance...
* Jess listens intently to the voices.
* Indigo stands to one side of the entrance, her glow heightening to pitch-black.
* Reisha takes a side, eyeing the cloth...
The voices are too muffled to hear anything...
Maybe if we set it on fire, we could force them out, and get them...
One at a time through the door. ^^
* David heads to the cloth, glances at Rei momentarily, and then goes inside.
not right now Rei. We have to know what they're saying.
* Indigo follows him in.
* Jess follows David and Indi.
* Reisha shrugs... and joins in.
A large man sits at a table, another skinny fellow in front of the shining
The two seem surprised at the unexpected visit.
Hi! We're the Shining Force!
* Reisha looks at the two guys, not the least bit intimidated.
Oh...gee..thanks, Indigo...just give us away.
Don't mind us, continue your chat ^_^;;
* David stands by Indigo and eyes the men
Err. May I ask what you are doing here? This is a PRIVATE meeting.
I'm Indigo Mysteria, a sorceress and elementalist, but yes, please keep going. We
* Indigo nods.
And we're crashing it.
we're from the secretarial pool, sir..here to take down notes for your files.
Well, if it's so important, then why weren't we invited, hmm?
* The man glares at them. "Leave this instant. Or I'll call the guards."
* Indigo blinks.
You mean...the corpses outside?
* The large man grins... "As I would expect from the Shining Force...."
And who might you be?
* David keeps AmeShi in hand
* Reisha makes a fist. "Yeah.. don't take us lightly!" ;)
* Jess conjures up an aquamarine blue aura...getting ready to cast.
Allow me to introduce myself... I am Primuss... This is Germain... *points to
the skinny man*
* Indigo is throwing off arcs of black energy.
Prissy? Your name is Prissy?
We are in charge of this carnival on orders of Gandar. Now. I shall ask you to
leave now or face us in battle.
We want to know about this Gandar guy... then we can duke it out all you want. ^^
Primpuss, you think you could actually win against all of us?
Gandar...Gandar....ah yes, the Head Moron I assume.
Ahh. So confident... Yet so fragile. *gets up* Come! We shall fight. If you win,
I will divulge any info demanded.
Sounds like a deal.
Fragile? Like you can talk? Most of that bulk is probably fat.
* Indigo looks at Sasha.
* Darin smiles.. "Suits me." He draws his Blade.
HOLD YOUR HORSES, GUYS!
You have to give up some money as well, say, 300 gold pieces? >=)
Sasha, just shut up and fight!
OK....one chilling Inferno coming up...
* Reisha smiles, as some lightning crackles around her. "Works for me!" :)
* Primuss snickers... "I'll offer you 5,000 if you defeat US..."
* Indigo grins and the black aura becomes a sphere of darkness around her.
* Primuss and Germain exit the room and go to the arena.
5,000? Hmmm.... kay
little mercenary. :P
* David follows them..
That's my girl! ^_^
* Primuss and Germain await on the arena.
* Reisha follows to the ring, leaping over the top rope like a superstar. ^^
* Darin follows David
* Jess follows david...still preparing her spells.
* Indigo beams proudly at her daughter and goes to the arena.
* Indigo climbs into the ring, preparing an elemental.
* Reisha cracks her knuckles. "let's get it on.. I still need to burn off some steam!"
* David raises an eyebrow at Rei and then looks at the men, his eyes turning a cold grey.. "Lets rumble."
===== COMBAT =====
===== Monsters: Primuss, Germain. =====
* Jess conjures up her casting aura. "I do too...This completely ruins my date with
== Germain can attack.
* Darin blinks at Jess.. and smiles, shifting his blade in his hand.
== Germain summons a sword out of thin air and takes a battle stance.
== Germain casts Sword rush.
== Germain tosses the sword in the air over the shining Force and leaps after
it. As the sword stops in mid air, Germain catches it and dives towards the group. A
shockwave goes through the Shining Force, dealing 10 damage on each!
== Germain leaps back and goes to a defensive stance.
* Reisha gets knocked back a little, but shakes it off.. looking more determined than
* David grunts and brings AmeShi up, the flames flickering
* Darin shakes off the attack.. "Jess? You all right?"
I'm fine, Darin...This guy's gonna feel my full magic fury.
* Jess keeps chanting. "I call upon Mars and Mercury, celestial spirits of water and fire.
Let your powers become mys sword to decimate these two!"
== David and Indigo can attack.
* David leaps at Germain and slams the hilt of AmeShi into his face with a sickening
crack. He drops to a crouch and then slashes upwards with AmeShi, the fiery blade striking
hard and fast!
* Indigo grins. "Doom, Elemental of Death, I summon you!" Indigo turns the full force of
Doom against Germain.
* David leaps back to the group!
== David's attack makes Germain stagger back a little. 31 damage.
== Death elemental is cast. Primuss is unnafected. Germain is poisonned.
Warm them up for me, David! :P
* Indigo grins and chuckles.
* Reisha prepares a spell...
I've been saving that summons for a while now.
* Indigo has lost her black glow.
* David raises an eyebrow at Reisha.
== Reisha can attack!