Shining Force RPG 2 session 9
===== SESSION START =====
The Shining Force heads back to town... David suddenly falls ill, skin turning
* Reisha, who had been laughing before, suddenly goes pale with shock! "David!" o_O
What the hell happened to him?
* Sarah bends down and shakes him "David! Wake up...!"
* Indigo runs to David.
Holy Mary mother of Mitula...DAVID!
* David passes out. Like it said last session. :P
How could this have happened?
...I might know.
It appears I was too late in my warning.
* Reisha trys to lift david's head off the ground shaking him..
* Darin blinks and stays quiet....
* Jess grabs Darin's arm and holds on for dear life.
I'll explain! Right now, please help him into a bed...with lots of warm blankets.
What the heck happened? o_O
* David lies limp. (No dirty thoughts.)
Let me try something!
* Indigo glows green.
Pio, Elemental of Pestilence, I summon you. Please remove this illness!
It won't work, Indigo...
Please just trust me.
Then let's get him somewhere we can do something for him.
* Reisha picks up David, looking for someone to support the other side.
* Jess supports David's other side.
== the summon fails.
* David is unconcious! yeah!
Thanks Jess.. let's get him inside...
* Sarah sighs . "Chamolo....Listen..I have an assistant who might be able to help me.
She's at the inn."
Whatever.. then lets' take him there!
But the next town is....where?
let's just get to the inn...
* Reisha takes David to the Inn post-haste, along with Jess.
Sarah, what happened to them?
* Jess starts walking toward the inn, helping Reisha.
..I'll explain when we're in a more secure place...
* Dal follows along. . o O (And this is the Shining Force? They're as bad as the legends
There it is!
* Sasha casually walks over to the inn, making sure that no one gets the attention of
* Sarah points to the inn, runs to it, and opens the door. "Inside!"
* Sarah calls inside. "Zoie! Are you in?"
* Jess walks into the inn, supporting David..
* Indigo goes to the Innkeeper.
* Zoie looks up
We have an emergency. Payment will be made later.
I need your help. This man has fallen ill. Please prepare a bed for him.
Innkeeper: Erm. I guess it's ok...
* Zoie nods and prepares
You heard her.. get a bed already!
Thank you Zoie...now...lie him down.
* David looks ill.
* Zoie helps lay David on the bed
* Jess helps Zoie. "What in the world is happening?"
* Sarah leaves the room for a moment, coming back in with a warm washcloth.
* Indigo goes to see that they are not distrubed.
* Sasha looks at David with strange look on her face.
* Reisha looks at david in the bed.. trying not to seem too worried.. ^^;
* Sarah puts the washcloth on his head.
All right...is the door locked?
* David writhes slightly under the washcloth, muttering darkly..
* Jess puts a reassuring hand on Reisha's shoulder. "It'll be alright, Rei."
All right...there is a reason I was trapped within that cell.
* Dal looks out the window.
* Reisha turns her head to Jess. "I hope so.. I haven't seen any kind of illness like this
You see...I have been blessed by the gods with the gift of sight...
* Sarah raps her cane on the floor O_o. "Please pay atteion! I'm explaining what's wrong
with your friend!"
* Sarah coughs. "Sorry..."
How so? The ability to see the future, to see long distances...?
* Reisha snaps to attention
Also knwon as seeing the future.
You mean to see into the future.
But it always clear is it?
* Indigo nods.
So what? You knew this was going to happen to David, or something?
Hmmmm.....I'll have to learn more of this for research purposes, but continue.
Then why didn't you want us. o_O
Sarah, what is going on?
* Narrator starts snoring and falls off his narrator type chair in a sickly thud.
I was waiting till we arrived at town to warn him...but it happened too soon.
Uhh.. O_o Sorry. *sits back up*
* Darin stays quiet slowly edges closer to Jess.
There is a little family secret of my brother's that I dug up after my dream.
And it's effecting his son.
Sit down, and I'll explain.
* Indigo sits on the bed.
* Sasha just stands
* Reisha sits on the side of the bed by David.. not liking this whole thing one bit..
I'm not sure you know, Indigo, but my brother was adopted by my father. Did you
* David groans softly..
Did he ever tell you?
* Reisha looks at David, frowning...
* Reisha puts a hand on his forehead.
if he did, he never told Queen Lara of Guardiana. She was the leader of that
* David 's forehead is hot to Rei's touch..
I believe he mentioned something like this. I remember vaguely that his father
and he were enemies for a time I believe...it is hard to remember back to that time...
Well...very little is known about his biological family...so I did some reasearch
The reason that he was given up for adoption is because he is cursed....
Damn.. he's got a high fever... :/
* Indigo blinks.
Since he was a little baby.
* Jess pales at the word curse.
It's not a curse that would affect him in normal life....and that's why nothing
seemed to be wrong...
* Reisha looks up.. "Huh? David's dad was cursed? o_O"
Hey, just like the non-existent curse I have. =P
However...once he had a son....
The curse came to life. Both son and father are physically linked.
What was the nature of the curse?
so this is happening to Chamolo and David?
* Indigo murmurs to Sasha "Our curse is different dear."
So if something happens to Chamolo, something will happen to David.
And something did happen.
So where is Cham?
Do you remember a story about a certain Princess Elis?
Back at Galam.
* Dal nods.
She was poisoned...and it took two years for her to recover.
the symptoms are almost identical.
I wouldn't doubt they are the same thing. This is work of the devils!
but....wasn't that cured by Bowie...
It was...by a kiss...
But...we don't have two years to wait!
Curse... this sure does look evil to me...
how long have we got?
* David curls up on the bed..
A.. kiss? o_O
* Indigo nods sagely.
Yes. A Kiss.
Okay. Are there any prerequistes?
As in who kisses him?
* Reisha looks from David to sarah, and back..
Does one have to be a royal woman for instance. That is usually a standard.
Someone who is his true love..and someone who loves him in return.
No, it does not.
Umm... are you sure about that? ^^
* Sarah nods.
Now...hold on a moment.
Hmmm...where we find someone like that. David has no love life as far as I know.
* Sarah whips out a book and thumbs through it.
* Reisha fidgets with her hands a bit...
.oO( A kiss.. nah.. it wouldn't work.. )
* Jess looksa t Rei and just thinks to herself...."Could Reisha...."
You must go to the Cave of Desicion....and use the recovery springs that are
Where is that?
Because the water of the springs will loose their magical properties quickly, you
must take David with you.
Go East, then north.
And then once you give him the water, kiss him.
Whoever plans to ^_^
* Sarah looks at her deciple.
You're sure about this..? ^^
* Jess looks at Reisha, and then to her friends.
I want you to please accompany them.
* Reisha looks at David again...
I need to stay here and research something.
When you heal David, return here.
* David grimaces in pain...his forehead sweating..
* Zoie picks up her pouch and slings it over her shoulder
This young woman is Zoie, my apprentice. She's a little inexperienced...but can
use healing magic...and keep you alive. Please, take her with you!
* Jess stands up and extends her hand to Zoie. "Welcome to the team."
* Indigo fades back in.
Sorry, I had to disappear for a moment. Here's the spellbook, I think. It was
under a lot of other junk at the Tower.
Hurry! You need to move!
* David lies there. Because he's ill. Duh.
Soon the poison will become so intense that the healing water will no longer work!
Will it be oka to move him?
Yes. He'll be all right.
then let's go..
Well then.. it's settled! :P
I teleport out for a few moments and miss everything around here. :P
* Reisha stands up and grabs David, hualing him up. ^^
* David groans..
Shouldn't we get the water and bring it back?
It won't be as powerful.
Suck it in Davey.. we're going to save you, and you're going to like it. :P
The water looses it's power quickly. It must be taken there.
* David mumbles something incoherent..
* Indigo sharpens the metal spike on her staff.
Just in case. :P
Come along lttle one. *smiles to David* You're off to be healed.
shall we, Rei?
* Reisha holds David up.
* Dal shakes his head. "Beats being in jail..."
* Jess helps Reisha support David.
* Sarah stays behind at the inn.
Well.. let's go already! :P
* Jess nods and starts walking..
* Zoie follows
* Indigo strolls off, idly looking at the fires from the main tent with a contented smile.
* Dal follows along. ^^;
People are frantically running around, trying to extinguish the fire in the
Ah, the fruits of a job well done. *said with a self-satisfied smile*
The Shining Force heads out of town, direction of the Cave of Decision.
===== Cut scene! =====
Back in Gallam, Chamolo lies in bed... His skin darkened... His breathing
Baine sits by Chamolo, looking over him, worried...
* Baine sits by Chamolo, looking worried. :P
On the other side of the bed, a physician tries to figure out the cause of the
* Chamolo groans...
* Baine brushes Cham's hair out of his eyes..
* Lara walks into the room and spots Chamolo. "Holy Mitula. What happened, Kara?"
He fell ill....we don't know why..
I got here as soon as I could.
* The physician hmms again... "Very odd.."
So, how is he doing so far?
* Baine looks at the doctor.. "Is there any clue..?"
Not well, it seems Lara..
* The Physician looks up at Baine... "It looks to be a poison, but not all the symptoms
fit.. This is beyond physical of nature."
* Lara puts a hand on Chamolo's forehead. "He's burning hot to the touch."
Do you mean to tell me it's mystically concieved?
* Baine crosses her arms, eyes going darker.
Yes. It seems to be a spell. A very powerful one.
* Chamolo stops moaning, his breath coming out in shallow, ragged gasps.
you know I'll help in any way possible, Kara.
* Baine tenses, stepping closer to Cham.. "There's got to be something someone can do,
He's got to pull through...he's got to....
* Lara thinks to herself. "I don't know of any physicians or priests in Guardiana that's
got that kind of special training."
A voice in Baine's mind echoes.... "Remember the legends.... They shall guide
* Baine sighs and places a hand on Chamolo's forehead....
* Baine thinks, triggered by the voice :P
* Chamolo sighs and falls into a fitful slumber...
* Baine kisses Cham lightly and blinks.. "Wait....didn't....didn't something like this
* The physician frowns, feeling out of place... "There's nothing I can do here..."
of course, Kara. Princess Elis in the legends..
but...how was that cured again? Darn, I've been away from Granseal too long.
How did they cure Elis..
I say we wait this out.. His symptoms might clear themselves.. Like a regular
poison would be purged by the system.
* Baine looks at the Physician.. "I....I suppose you're right..."
There may just be a way. If I remember correctly, there is a healing spring
somewhere on this continent.
* Baine falters, looking at Lara and then at Chamolo
I...we should wait..
not that I know where anyway...but just something I heard..
* The physician nods and walks out...
* Lara stands there with her friend. "Somehow, this will work out."
Lara and Baine stand over Chamolo, waiting being the only thing left for them
===== End cut scene! =====
The Shining Force continue on the path to the cave of decision to cure David of
this odd illness...
* Reisha mutters something about working out more... :P
join the club, Rei.
... Someone say "work out"? Err... Nevermind. *returns to narrating
* David breathes shallowly, sweat beading on his forehead...
hey.. who's complaining? Not me! ^^;
* Dal trudges wordlessly.
* David moans in pain, curling up..
The surrounding forest seems quiet enough, unlike the forest of illusion.
* Indigo pets David's forehead.
* Reisha tightens her grip on David.
we'll be there soon enough. Just hol don, David.
There there child, it shall be all right.
Of course he'll hold on...
* David goes limp, not breathing at all
I said you'll HOLD ON!
* Reisha shakes him.
* Indigo gasps.
* David inhales sharply, coughing weakly as his heart starts again.....
I think electro-shock...oh, never mind.
If that's what it takes if he does that again..
* Indigo nods, glowing light-blue.
* David mumbles incoherently once more and grows hotter..
Okay, I'll keep a summons to Apollo available, just in case.
* Reisha looks at Indigo.. insisting that the honor be hers. she is a thunder mage after
* Darin stays quiet... not knowing what to say, never being in this situation before.
Let's hurry up.. before I get a nervous breakdown worrying.
it's kinda hard to speed along when you're carrying someone that probably weighs
over 200 pounds.
* Dal sharpens his daggers while walking..
* David accidently thwaps Jess
Well I'm trying my best! Look who's complaining now!
* Reisha starts snickering...
* Indigo giggles.
The road becomes more rocky, forest leaving the sides of the path...
I think I may have a way to get us there faster but...bo...that would probably
wreck the place...
* Darin sighs... and shakes his head.
* David mumbles Reisha's name...and then mumbles about knives..... :p
* Darin blinks at David..
* David then mumbles about cottage cheese ^_^
* Indigo starts throwing rocks as she walks. :P
nnmmgnnnhh...an'some bread too..
* Reisha blinks.. wondering what David is thnking in that unconscious little mind..
I've got a lovely buncha...coconuts..there they are...a standing..in a rowwww..
* David mumbles odd things :P
maybe if I go crazy enough.. that actually might make sense..
* Reisha walks faster... ^^
* Jess speeds up to keep up with Reisha.
* David starts to shiver
The cave entrance can be seen up ahead...
Apollo, Elemental of Fire, warm David up and keep him warm!
* Reisha looks into the cave enterance..
* Darin shivers..
* Jess looks at the entrance and then to Rei. "Shall we?"
* David shivers violently.. O_o
This looks like the place... you bet Jess.
* Jess keeps walking toward the entrance...
* Reisha tries to hold David tightly and stop his rapid shivering so she can walk
I do... :P
* Dal goes through the entrance...
* David actually snuggles against Reisha and calms down slightly ;)
Dark in here...
The cave is dark and enclosed....
* Reisha blushes a little bit as she notices David snuggling next to her... and keeps
A large pool lies in the middle of the cave, which is a single roomed cave... A
large black stump lies in the middle of the pool...
Rei, you're turning an interesting shade of red there.
* Indigo strides right in.
Uhh.. just shut up jess.. :P
* Jess smiles. "It's ok, Reisha. you think I can't see?"
* Darin shudders then steps into the cave.
* David accidently thwaps Jess again.
this has to be the healing spring...
* Reisha goes toward the pool.. looking for a place to put David down safely..
No, really? :P
The cave starts rumbling softly...
* Jess eyes the black stump.
Let's get the water and go.
something just isn't right here...
* Reisha looks around..
The black stump in the middle of the water starts to move...
is that stump moving?
* David tenses, almost as if sensing danger subconciously..
Moving black stump.. even worse. :P
This is bad.
The stump raises out of the water slowly, growing in size and diameter...
* Reisha draws back, trying to get David as far away as possible
this is NOT good.
Here we go!
* Dal draws his daggers, ready to fight!
A lizard head emerges from the water, its long neck linked to the stump which
seems to be the body...
Why can't things ever be easy!
* Jess conjues up a fireball.
* Darin draws his Blade.
Another head pops out of the water....
And a third one....
Holy Mary mother of Mitula...A HYDRA!
Well, another monster for the Shining Force archives.
4 other heads raise out of the water and let out a loud hissing noise before
the body emerges out of the water completely... The whole cave echoes of the horrid sound.
===== COMBAT =====
* David shudders, curling up
===== 1 Hydra, 7 heads. =====
* Reisha tries to set david down behind the group, standing in front of him protectively.
Who wants Hydra steak for dinner?
Forget the steak... it won't be anything but a cinder when I'm done with it. The
quicker, the better. :P
not me...always too tough..besides, I gotta watch my figure. *Winks over at
* Reisha charges up...static electricity filling the air....
== Dal can attack
* Dal throws three of his daggers in a blur, aiming at one of the heads.
* Darin smiles.
* Indigo glows black.
== The head receives the three daggers... The one head yells out in pain! 16
* Narrator David can attack
== Indigo can attack
Doom, Elemental of Death, finish this creature!
== Doom is summoned...
== Doom attacks the head with a black field of power... 2 heads fall.
== Reisha can attack.
Alright... you asked for it...
* Reisha raises her hands high. "Odin, O Lord of the sky...bring down your power to maim
and fry! Bolt..." extends her hands forward "...3!" Lightning gathers seemingly out of
thin air, decimating all foes!
== The bolt 3 spell claps on the water, sending a shockwave of lightning
throughout the cave... The Hydra takes 22 damage, each remaining head takes 25.
* The Hydra snarls in pain.
== The Hydra mounts an attack.
Rrr.. no way I'm done yet!
* Reisha defends David... ^^
== The hydra's remaining head prepare for a breath attack.
* Darin tries to put himself in front of Jess.
* Jess tries to shield Darin.