Thread 20 All started with a fated meeting, between Tohma and Lily. The ring, the book and everything else all came afterwards. Their meeting was not a tragic one, even if whole worlds could consider their meeting the start of a cruel fate; to those two, it may as well be a miracle. Their powers may be ones that only exist to bring destruction and ruin, yet those two swore to turn those very powers have into their hope. The past can’t be changed, but the future can be anything. This is the record of their struggle.These are the records that chronicle the Book of the Silver Cross Incident and everything that followed. It is the year 81 of the New Calendar, the awakening of the black grimoire, the second volume of the Gospel of the Silver Cross, has been completed. With the birth of the Zero Driver the world now truly spins into motion. The pieces are placed, the actors are ready and the stage is finally set. All that is left is for you to act. Having understood a bit more of the world around you, how will you choose to act from now on? What will you protect? What will you sacrifice? Only a devil might know. ARC 2: Own SoldierArchive: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Nanoha%20FORCE%20QuestTwitter: https://twitter.com/BelkanSniper >Also just a note, this is the last pit stop before the ending of this arc, from here on, we are running straight head to the finish line! Prepare to deal with everything guys.
>>31762308You are Tohma Avenir, a young confused man infected by the EC Virus and who must prepare to battle to death with a long range gunner who is shooting down TSAB Airships… and you just woke up. Even though you just had a bizarre dream experience and finally made peace with the Crystal Devil (or at least one of them), you strangely feel oddly refreshed, like a great weight had been lifted from you. Maybe it was due to finally making some progress with this mess, or maybe it was the fact that you had your old friends near you. At this point you freeze, here sitting on an old couch in the stadium which is serving as shelter for the refugees you feel two girls resting on you. The one on whose head was resting on your lap should be Vivio, you were already somewhat used to her being near you, so you did not find it this event too strange… no what surprised you was the girl who was resting on your right shoulder. The green strands you could peak from the corners of your vision gave away her identity, she was Ein. Oh, Oh… you need to get out of here, fast. Think think think… you do not want to wake them up, but you do not want them to catch you like this... think stupid Tohma! “Tohma…” You instantly freeze up, if she knows you are awake, you know Ein will just kill you. Her honor as a true Belkan will demand it! “Tohma, you can relax… I can feel you are awake already, I noticed how your breathing has changed."Then… she is not mad? >[1/2]
>[2/2] “Calm down, Tohma. If you are worried that I would be cross with you due to the fact that I am resting besides you, do not fear. I was the one who decided to lay besides you; Tohma, I trust you to not do anything improper towards me or Vivio.” A warm hand tilts you head until your eyes meet’s Eins, you can feel the sincerity from them, and she really means it. No that should have been expected; in the first place why were you doubting Ein? “Eh…” What… she lost you. “Cool…” You really did not know what to do now… but don’t you have a place where you should be. “Good, I am glad you understand, plus we do not have time to waste.” Ein stands from her position on your side, until she stands her full height before you, looking at her like this reminds you once again of the powerful fighter your friend truly is. “I have something to ask of you. Today your team will challenge the one who is impeding the evacuation of this sector, right?” At you nod she continues, “Then… Tohma, allow me to fight by your side, please allow me to lend you my strength.” Fight by your side? She means she want to fight against the sniper with Silber Engel? No, no, that would be too irresponsible of you, but... Ein is strong, really strong, if she helped you, you were sure you would win very easily. 29 Hours remain until the promised big boom… How do you answer her?>Yes, but only if you join Silber Engel>Yes, I am glad to have you help me. >No, you are a civilian. I can’t allow someone unrelated to fight with us. >No, I do not want to see you in danger. >No, you are too weak to fight here. >Sorry, I do not have time, I need to find Silver Engel. >Sorry, I have to ask my mate, Isis. >Other?
FORCE Quest still best quest!>>31762421>Sorry, I would love to say yes but I'd rather have you here in case something happens to the stadium.
>>31762872“Sorry, I would love to say yes, but I’d rather have you here in case something happens to the stadium.” It’s a cheap excuse but one that works, you couldn’t be sure that Einhard would not be needed here so in the end, it was best to be safe than sorry. “Tohma, you already know that every mage here is a finalist of the inter-middle, this stadium contains some of the strongest fighters in the galaxy, I am sure that they could spare me for dealing with the enemy.” You want to argue that none of these fighters are real combat mages, to them fighting is just a sport or something to do in matches, these fighters do not know what it means to kill. But Eins continues talking, “But… I also want to fight. Tohma, I… want to see if I am truly strong enough, to see if I am stronger than my ancestors, to see if I can surpass my memories of the past.” She tightens her fits as you can feel the resolution forming in her eyes. “Tohma, I want to see if the path I have taken is the right one, to see if I can truly protect my dear friends.” Ein is the heir of one of the Ancient Kings of Belka. Through her blood she has inherited the genetic memories of her ancestors, the memories of the fierce and cruel battles of the Ancient Era. She grew up seeing images of death and battles, understanding the pain of losing what she held dear time and time again. If there was a person who could understand what a sin being weak is…Her. This girl who has seen her ancestors lose everything time and time again, this girl who grew up pursuing strength to never lose anything again. Your friend. >[1/2]
>[2/2]“Just like you… I need this. I want to see if I can protect others… no I want to see if I can really fight. I want to see if everything I have done until know… I want to see if all of this training has any meaning. Until now I have only fought in controlled battlefields, in practice matches and tournaments... but I feel that is not enough.” Ein meets your eyes once again, as she pours her heart to you, “Please Tohma, I need to do this, to see if these fists have any meaning in this peaceful world, I want to see if I am strong enough to not lose everything I hold dear.” “Tohma, I won’t find that answer in tournaments… I can only understand this by fighting! Just like long ago… I allowed you to go on your journey, right now I need to do this. Please, Tohma.” She is truly serious, right now if you do not consider her feelings you feel that Ein will hate you. Just like she understands you, you understand her, and you know how important overcoming the memories of her ancestor (the memories of losing the past Saint Kaiser) are to Ein…But will fighting here really help her? >No, you won’t find that answer in bloodshed. Stay with Vivio. >No, you are too weak to fight. >No, as a King you already have a duty, fulfill it. >Yes, I understand. Just like you helped me before… I, now, will help you. >Yes, welcome to Silver Engel. >Yes, let’s kick their asses! >Other?
>>31763718>Yes, I understand. Welcome to Silver Engel.
>>31763941“Very well, welcome to Silber Engel.” You shake Ein’s hand as you seal the deal. “You know that if you join us a professional mage, you won’t be able to go back to fighting on these sort of tournaments, right, Ein?” “I knew that already, I do not intend to hesitate for such an insignificant reason. Tohma, let’s fight together!” Fighting alongside Ein… right now you feel like you won’t fail, if she is by your side, you know Silber Engel won’t be defeated! However you fogot something… or rather someone. A pair of odd-eyes stare at you, each bearing a different color, “Tohma….” Vivio is awake and she wants to join.Your answer is immediate! “No, No and No. You won’t join Silber Engel, I won’t allow you. So stay here and protect the fort.” “Why? I want to protect the others, just like you and Ein. Please…” Vivio begs you as she looks at you from her position on your lap. “If you do not give me a good reason, I will just continue to ask you until you let me. So tell me Tohma, why shouldn’t I fight?” Why shouldn’t she fight, it wasn’t like Vivio wasn’t a good mage. She was certainly strong, and a boom for this operation, but…>You care for her too much, you can’t allow her to get hurt. >You fear what the White Devil may do if you allow Vivio to fight>You feel Vivio is too young to be killing and getting killed. >You fear she is too weak.>You think she has a duty already: she must protect the stadium. >You feel she must remain safe, the Church needs her to remain safe. >Other?
>>31764387>You feel Vivio is too young to be killing and getting killed. >You don't have a good reason, you're just being selfish.
>>31764387>Attempt to resist the cuteness and fail.
>>31764914>>31764668Will wait 5 mins or I will take both.
Rolled 2>>31764991Okay will roll for it. 1- Be Selfish and Reject her. 2- Resist the Cute... and Fail.
>>31765178Somebody prep the Black Devil ModeNanoha's gonna want to kill us...again.
>>31765246She said earlier we should trust in her strength. If we think ourselves strong enough to take out this sniper, and we trust that Vivio can handle us in our...bad moods...then she'll be fine coming with us.We can trap Nanoha with her own words, if it comes to it.
>>31765178“No… you won’t come with us.” Vivio just glares at you, really this has to be the angriests you have seen her ever. “Why? You are allowing Ein to join you too, so why can’t I come?” She sits up suddenly, and closes in on you, until your faces are almost meeting, “Because you are too young… you have the choice to not fight, to not have to kill, to not dirty your hands in stupid stuff… I want to protect that, to protect you so you can grow up without doing the stupid things I have to do.” How funny, when you had been her age you had been crazy to go out and become strong, to become good enough to kill the ones who destroyed your village. But now… when Vivio is in a similar position, you feel the opposite that she should continue to be innocent. Vivio was someone special, someone that both Ein and you wished to protect. “But that doesn’t matter, when my Mamas were my age, both of them were already fighting and were top mages.” Yes they were, Vivio is twelve, and by her age that White Devil had legions of men fearing her name, but…You try to think of something to argue, of anything to stop her, but… in the end you have nothing. “I… I just do not want to you to be hurt, I know that I do not have a good reason to stop you, that I have tons of reason to ask you to join me, but even so… I want to be this selfish and keep you safe! No matter what!” At this moment you feel like something breaks, like a dam bursts and your feeling pour.Right now, you feel like you want to cry. Ein stays silent at your outburst, but you think she feels similarly. To you two Vivio has always been someone to protect, a warm soul that you two swore to forever guard. So taking her to a battlefield, taking her to kill, it feels wrong. >[1/2]
>[2/2] Vivio just stays silent, as she approaches you and hugs you, “I understand how you feel Tohma, because I feel the same. I can’t stand it, seeing Ein and you running away to fight for me. Tohma, if you want to selfishly protect me, then I also want to protect you, even if I have to be selfish too!” Vivio’s hands each take one of your cheeks as they pull your face downwards, ready to meet her, “I want to be with you two, so if Ein and you want to protect me, then you will have to do so from the battlefield… do you understand me?” You want to say no, you want to stop her, to tell her to rethink things, to stop being stupid and accept a life of peace and happiness with her good family and her loving friends. You truly do not want her to end like you, to end like a stupid idiot that can only live by hating. But even so you feel like rejecting her would be the right thing… seeing her eyes, seeing her adorable face, you relent. “Fine… you can come with us, just this once.” You wordlessly break away from Vivio and walk outside the room. "Don't make me..." Cry... not again.You feel like you have done something stupid… but at the same time, would it be that bad? You do not know what to feel, but there is no time to waste, what do you do?>Return to Vivio and Ein, tell them that as their commander their duty will be to guard this place. >You do not have time to waste, go set up for the Gunnery Fight. >Find your team, you have to prepare! >Go find Corona, you need to know how things have changed lately. >Go find Mira and Lily, you haven’t talked to them lately. >Go find Isis, you feel like you need her advice….>Go talk to Hayate/Curren, you need an adult. >Other? >VL Rising... VL: 40%
>>31765602>Find your team, you have to prepare!>Did you Viral Level just rise...?
>>31766204Your team… right. Somehow you find yourself in the central offices, where Caro was still coordinating everything in here. Really someone should help this girl, at this rate you feel she will break down. You had to end this soon, for her sake. Luckily, your team is here, Mira and Lily were relaxing on a sofa on the corner of the office, while Isis was sitting on a chair waiting for you. “Tohma… I am gla… hey mate are you alright?” You simply nod, you do not have time for this. “No, Silberkreuz, your right hand, it’s bleeding.” Mira words snap you out of a trance-like state, and now you pause, as you notice that you had been tightening you hand with all your strength, even since you had left Ein and Vivi. You open your right fist, revealing the flowing blood from the wounds your fingers made on your palm… did you do this? “It’s nothing, Isis, something like this is nothing.” Really it isn’t, in a second, the wounds mend and your hand is as good as new (except bloodier, but for some reason you like that). You feel like your body is burning, as the virus in you reacts to you... that's fine, soon you will do as it wishes. You will fight. You will kill. “Right, then we can move out. We already planned this, so Tohma, you get to decide where we should go. For this plan we need a main Gunner, someone to make a decoy and a spotter to help track down the sniper. I wish we had more members for this sort of mission, we could have had them track down the area for other enemies, but right now we can’t be too picky.” >[1/2]
>[2/2]Isis waves her hand as she points at a map of the northern sector, “We will take point on the mall were we fought against that kid, and use it to set you and the decoy up, and then when the sniper attacks, we can have Lily and you shoot him down with your big silver beams. I will be the one managing the decoy, while Mira will help you as a lookout… any questions?” Other members... should you mention Isis and Lily?>Yes, have them patrol the sniping area for more infected. >Yes, have them stay with you and Mira as backup. >No, leave them behind. >No, order them to guard the stadium. >Other?About Isis’s plan, what do you think of it? >Good, let’s go, we will blow that sucker out of the sky. >How safe is this plan, aren't we too close to the stadium still? >Can't we change the plan, I still don't like this sniper vs sniper gun battle. It feels like a bad idea. >Let’s shoot from a closer location, the mall is not the best spot. [You will waste time relocating]>Let Mira shoot, I will provide a second shot in case she fails. Lily can spot for us.>Let’s just blow the area where the sniper is, that way we can drag him out and fight him were we want. >Call the TSAB? Coordination is the key. >Other?
>>31766777>Yes, stay with you and mira as backup>I feel we should contact the TSAB for this, but I can't see how much help they could be across the city.
>>31766777Wait the first choice is referring to Vivio and Ein... stupid me.
>>31766777>>Yes, have them patrol the sniping area for more infected.>Good, let’s go, we will blow that sucker out of the sky.
>>31766777>Yes, have them stay with you and Mira as backup.Try to split the party as little as possible.I was going to call the TSAB right before the operation starts, and then I remembered the concept of Operational Security, so...>Good, let’s go, we will blow that sucker out of the sky.
>>31767018So>Yes, stay with you and mira as backup and >Good, let’s go, we will blow that sucker out of the sky. I think these are the main choices for now, I will wait 10 mins for another vote or will go for this. Also yes, the com line you have with the TSAB is not exactly secure right now, with this heavy EC-Particle Interference it is hard to keep a stable and secure connection.
>>31767135>Writing! Time for some Sniping!
>>31767447At this moment both Vivio and Ein enter the room, so you take the opportunity to move things, “Isis, Mira, Lily, these two will be joining Silber Engel for this mission, we might need their help if the sniper proves to be someone stronger than the monk we fought, so I thought it was better to safe than sorry about this…” Mira is the first to protest, “But Silber- no Tohma, are you sure you wish to endanger your friends, these two have no reason to get involved in this. As a knight I do not want to depend on the innocent.” It looks like Mira does not know Vivio is the clone of the Saint Kaiser… well in the church that wasn’t common information, which was why Vivio could like a normal life until now. “Sorry Mira, but I feel we need their help, these two are capable fighters, and I am willing to bet on them.” How funny, you could sound this happy about this when you are the one who hates this the most. Mira nods while Isis moves to the next point, “Tohma, are you sure you want to include them in this? If they join this op, it will be as members of our PSC, and that means that the two won’t be able to compete in these sort of tournaments.” Isis, as always (you were finding out), was considerate of others, truly she was a good mate. >[1/2]
“Don’t worry, they know what they are getting into, I am sure they understand what it means to fight here.” Ein and Vivio just nod silently, their faces resolute. “Hehe… then I have nothing to object,” Isis just smiles as she turns to her two new team members, “I hope you girls do your best, Silber-kun here is putting his trust in you two, and so you can’t let him down.” Isis just smiles as she turns around, leaving Lily as the last member that has not said anything. “Lily, don’t you have any objections?” After a while, you ask Lily, you haven’t been paying her much attention lately, these fiendish fights and the week she spent in you have made you feel separated from this girl. “Tehe, don’t worry Tohma, I trust you, if you think this is the best way to go, I am sure this will be fine.” So that it, with this Einhard and Vivio will join this operation as members of Silber Engel… you hope this is for the best. ____________________Right now you are standing at the top of a skyscraper, Lily is inside you as you two are preparing for the assault on the sniper. Mira is resting on another skyscraper while Isis is on the mall with the Decoy... VIvio and Ein are set up in a third building, ready to burst into action when needed. The red sunlight of the dawn baths the city in a eerie glow, truly to think this city had once been inhabited. There is some time so you take a moment to…>Talk to Isis, ask her how her magic works (or some advice). >Talk to Mira, coordinate with your spotter.>Talk to Lily, just talk with her for a moment/ talk about A-tan. >Talk to Ein, about the meaning found in warfare?>Talk to Vivio… you do not want to feel like you do anymore. >Just EC-Sensor… you are too tense to talk. >Ask Isis to release the decoys, there is no time to waste!
>>31767856>Talk to Mira, coordinate with your spotter.>EC-Sensor… maybe you'll notice something important?
>>31767974Sorry, you can only do one right now... you have a general idea from where the sniper is from a previous reading but...
>>31768030Got it.>EC-Sensor… maybe you'll notice something important?
>>31768117Right... so roll me a 3x d100 DC is 35>50 - 15 (EC JAMMING!)
Rolled 96>>31768354C'mon, no-whammy no-whammy...
Rolled 79>>31768402>>31768373>>31768354>failureNow watch me get single digits
>>31768354>>31768373>>31768402The dice is truly cursed...
Rolled 86>>31768500HAVE MERCY ON US OH GREAT OH PEE
>>31768500You feel too tense to speak with anyone, not now, not like this… not when your blood is boiling like this. No, you need to deal with this tension, to find something productive to do. Tension is bad, it kills. It make the body slow the soul dead… you couldn’t afford to be tense, not right now. Thus you concentrate, the world outside blackens as you try to feel the flow of the EC particles around you. Right now the particle count is lower than it had been three hours ago… it’s probably due to the fact that you and your team had knocked out the infected earlier. Still something feels off. You try your hardest to feel around you, but there is nothing… no, you… you feel like something is jamming your search?What… is someone countering your scan? Does that mean…“Tohma… we don’t have time to waste, I am setting the decoy now, prepare yourself for the shot. Count on Mira to give you extra targeting data.” From your side Lily smiles as she joins with you. >REACT Engage! >Divider 996 Strosek-Reacted! >Black Knight Form- Strosek-Reacted! >VL:50% >HP 20/20 When the times comes you will...>Use Gunfight II, a sure kill is the best kill! >Go all out, Divide Zero the enemy! >Keep damage to the minimum, use Silver Hammer>Wait a moment to shoot, prepare to EC Casting: Flames of Silver, Punish the Saints with Evil. >Rush to melee, you do not want to fight them from range! >Abort? >Rain Stars on all the area, flush him out! >Other?
>>31768771 >Flames of Silver,Not a vote, what exactly is this?
>>31768952EC Fire Skill, using Tohma's ability to cause EC Particles to combust with some of the battle data he got from the Monk to make a good spell that uses the Fire Element. It would be something like a huge silver fire dragon that goes and kills things with fire that hates people. The problem is that like all EC Spells it takes time to cast... which you might not have.
Rolled 46>>31768998Gunfight IIWe're at an unstable EC level as is, but be ready to switch to Divide Zero if things go south.
>>31769059>>Gunfight IIAre you sure you want to do this? You can only use Lily's Gunfight II once per session, that means if things go wrong, you may not have it to turn the ties.>>31768998Also some more notes on Silver Dragon: The Dragon is a semi-continuous spell, that homes ( but it's a simple homing program, not as good as some of the homing spells mages use) on enemies when Tohma programs it, also it can split up into several minidragons and do DOT on enemies it hits. Also the range is pretty cool.
>>31768771>Keep damage to the minimum, use Silver Hammer
>>31769169This is kinda the point where we do NOT want to fuck up. We've been planning this for a while, and having it fail on us now would be...embarassing. So I'm sure, but I'm also sure you'll want more votes.
>>31769214Yeah, I want to ask for more votes on Gunfight II, this is the sort of unique once per session skills that I feel I should ask you guys before I use them. >>31769208>>31769214So do you guys want to use Gunfight II with Silver Hammer.
>>31769307Okay using [Lily's gunfight II] Roll 3x d100 -1 dice due to enemy's Gunfight III DC is 100 >Gunfight II won't be available until the next session. Make this count!
Rolled 32>>31769507lolDC 100
>>31769565>Success, roll Gunfight Roll4x d100DC is 40>30+ 10 (Gunfight) + (10 Gunfight-Lily)- 10 (Gunfight)
Rolled 68>>31769659AAAAAND ded
Rolled 9>>31769685NOBAD dice...
Rolled 11, 84 = 95>>31769659And the other two.
>>31769710>>31769659>Success WritingAlso guys, do not fear a tough boss fight. You already know what to do to win... just give up on your humanity and kill your friends!
>>31769826I'd vote for that, but I don't think I'd have much support
>>31769826The mere instant that Isis Ballon Decoy hits the skies a bright beam of silver flames hit it. It’s not a laser, no it’s… almost something like a breath attack. >Tohma, we are ready to shot, I am giving you control over the cannon! There is no time to think, immediately after the shot, Mira sends you the coordinates for the counter snipe. Lily is handling part of the duties to control the EC particles, even though you feel your blood unstable, this shot is the easiest ever! “Silver Hammer!” With great power and precision your attack crosses the dawn sky, targeting the top of a skyscraper near the border of central! Needless to say it’s a hit! >VL: 50->65%>???? Enemy HP 40->19/40 You feel that the shot was not enough to stop the enemy, but… >Tohma incoming! You quickly turn around and dodge an incoming attack, this time it’s a proper laser… and you instantly shoot back. Over another building you see something crash down… it looked like a silver shield? >?Shield HP 6-0/6 >Dead. What is happening? >Tohma, look at the sniper….At Lily’s exclamation you turn around, and see what was that had been attacking the TSAB airships. Build with scales stronger than most magical metals, its heart is a eternal magical battery a grand linker core that produced almost endless mana, one of the last S-Rank Monstrous Creatures. We call this a Dragon. The most evil of all monsters, a living engine of magic and hate. The bane of all mages.Dragon! Silver Scales and with eyes of blue color, you feel something familiar from this beast… no, no, no, no, no. Its impossible, right? This thing is an EC Driver? With a great roar you see the monster take to the skies. In an instant the area is flooded by Eclipse Particles, and you feel an oppressive aura weight down on you.
>[2/2]>Field Skill active: EC Particle Field is up! Magic-Use in the area is weakened! >[Eclipse Dragon: Silverion Drake]< >S.Drake HP: 19/40 A part of you is not surprised, an attack that could shot down a TSAB Airship in one hit is nothing as simple as something an normal driver could do. But you never could have expected this. At this moment you honestly consider running away, to take your team and just go… a dragon, you feel you won’t win against this sort of monster infected by the EC Virus. But… that when you hear a voice, a female voice. It sounds elegant and noble, the voice of one who is used to bearing responsibility and power. A voice unsuited to be an EC Driver. >????: So this is the infamous Zero Driver… even though we were both chosen by the Strosek Units, I never expected you to try this sort of reckless attack, can't you control the impulses of your virus? Never the less, I will tell you this. I will defeat you, monster! My pride as a mage does not allow me anything else. So prepare to be defeated by me. A mage!? What is happening here? >???? Mage uses unique skill Multi ????????? >4x ???? Units joint the Battlefield! You do not have time to ponder things, the dragon is coming! What do you do?>Relocate, this is fishy, too fishy! Go to the mall! >Fight the dragon in the sky, if that thing attacks the stadium! >Separate, the dragon is not the only enemy here?>Ask Mira to distract the Dragon, go and rush towards were you felt the enemy driver is. >Ask Vivio and Ein to search for the second laser gunner? >Other? >Gunner Crisis (II) ENDNext: Flower Wars (II): Pride of Reverse!
>>31770510>Ask Mira to distract the Dragon, go and rush towards were you felt the enemy driver is.Fighting a protracted battle against a Dragon while a Sniper has free time to shoot at us is a bad idea. And right now only Mira and Tohma can effectively deal with real Drivers.
>>31770510>Have Silver Engel handle the Dragon, go and rush towards were you felt the enemy driver is.
>>31770929>>31770947Oh well, let's do it. Also it not just a plain old dragon, its an Eclipse Dragon, a monster infected by the EC virus and capable of Dividing! An Anti-Magic Dragon! Roll me a 3x d100 to escape the dragon's attack! -1 dice due to Gunfight III DC is 40 >A fair number! Music for this fight! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-T2oimZ-lQ
Rolled 5>>31771188>>31770510>Don't worry, it's not as broken as EC LOCK.>It's a FUCKING EC DRAGON!So does that mean we had no business living through that fight with the Monk?
>>31771249No... you were meant to die... like twice. I was too kind with you guys.>I totally forgot that Lily had Gunfight II and did not fix the fight to account for that.
>>31771249SuccessYou leave your party, now who takes control of the Squad? >Mira has Leadership skill, you know the drill with this, a safe choice. >Isis had Expert and Genius, each of them add bonus dice and DC to events Isis has experienced, the choice for those who feel bold today. >Ein has ???? Bloodline, the blood and memories of the ancient kings could lead you to victory, a random choice that relies on luck, the choice of the gamblers. >Vivio has ?????????, Saint Kaiser gonna Saint Kaiser, maybe? Not something I would pick... maybe.
>>31771447>Mira has Leadership skill, you know the drill with this, a safe choice.
>>31771447>>31771525Mira and Leadership skill it is.
Rolled 93 + 20>>31771519>>31771565For the record >Lily has Raven's Tactics, the dirty cheat book given to you by the fowl bird herself, the choice of those who want victory at all costs! >Writing!
>>31771621>Rolled 93 + 20>113Alright who just died?
Rolled 54 + 20>>31771663Its meant to be d100-20
>>31771683That makes me feel just slightly better.
>>31771621You do not have time to waste! “Mira, someone is controlling the dragon, I need you guys to stop him for now! I leave you in charge!” Mira just gives you a thumbs up as you rush straight towards the dragon, the great beast moves to attack you, a silver wing rushing in to slice you… but you are too fast! With a single spin you avoid his attack, and land in the streets below, just in time for Mira to move in! “Wing, carry the water and forms a pure virgin sheet, Wolke Feld!“ Mira casts her spell quickly, and suddenly the area around the dragon is covered in white clouds. There is no way this monster will be able to find you now. You fly pass several streets, moving as fast as you can as you try to find the summoner, she is near here, you know it! In an instant you find a figure in a black coat... is this the summoner? There is no time, what do you do? This is weird, this person shouldn't just appear in front of you, not like this. There is something fishy going on...>Attack, Swordfight now! >Crimson Slash, a wall of fire will seal all exists! >Shoot! >Talk? >[VIRAL Trigger] >Sensor? >[ZERO]>Other?
Meanwhile, your friends are fighting the Dragon, Mira raises her spear, summoning sparks of lighitng to it,“ Tachyon Stahl Regen“ Metal Spikes of electrified steel shot from her holy spear, all seeking to pierce the hide of the evil dragon! S. Drake HP: 19->18/40But it’s no use, the monster is too strong! But a Knight never gives up! “Lady Isis, take the stage!“ Your master’s mate (?) takes the stage, surrounding the monstrous knight with her own explosives, even though she used magic to deliver her exploside charges, her weapons are mass weapons, physical explosions that the EC could never negate! S. Drake HP 18-15/40 The Dragon is currently stunned, what do you do?>Order Vivio and Ein to attack him now, this is the chance! >Ask Lady Isis to prepare the next explosive! >Summon a Thunderstorm, Gungnir won’t work without one. >Keep the Cloudy Field Up! It’s the only thing that will keep the snipers at bay! >Attack yourself! Rain of Steel Thunder! >Pull back! Instinct is flaring!
>>31772206>[ZERO]Have no Idea what this is. Divide by Zero?>Keep the Cloudy Field Up! It’s the only thing that will keep the snipers at bay!
>>31772206>Sensor?Don't start blasting away at people without confirming that they are a Target.>Keep the Cloudy Field Up! It’s the only thing that will keep the snipers at bay!Play this battle defensively while wearing it down, for now.
>>31772442[ZERO] is Zero effect, destroy everything without mercy. A fitting punishment to one who dared attack your ...
>>31772425>>31772442>>31772470While we have a conflict on Tohma's action, Mira is going to keep the Cloudy Field Up! Will give you a moment to decide on what Tohma is going to do...>I am not sure this double battle format is good for me...
>>31772522I see, well then.>>31772206>Talk"Hello, are you the one who was speaking to me earlier?"Please don't be an evil puppet.
>>31772661Seconding this. We should be able to tell if she is from her voice alone, considering how we reacted earlier from the Snipers voice.
>>31772592“Everyone, pull back!” To their credit Lady Vivio and Einhard try to follow your orders, they really do… but sadly its too late! >VIRAL D. Burst! >AoE attack at melee range, ignore dodge! Deal 2 Damage to HP to use! In a shine of silver light the great monster simply explodes, catching Lady Vivio and Lady Einhard in its trap! >Vivio HP 13->9/13>Ein HP 14->10/14>S. Drake’s Slayer EX activates. >S. Drake HP: 15->13->17/40 The bright flash blows both of your new teammates out of the area, sending them crashing into a building, but you do not have time to waste, before the dragon has time to attack again, you cast your own spell! “Wolke Feld!” The clouds gather once again in the sky, and suddenly the dragon and the snipers are not able to attack you or your teammates! What do you do now? [Choose two, if they apply.]>Go Heal Lady Ein and Lady Vivio>Summon a thunderstorm>Ask Lady Isis to distract the dragon with aerial mines. >Ask Lady Isis to give you a big boom! >Ask Lady Ein and Lady Vivio to hunt for the snipers.>Attack the Dragon now! Wind Drill Spear! [GF III is being saved…] >Attack with your full team! All-Out-Attack! >Other.
>>31772961>Summon a thunderstorm>Ask Lady Isis to distract the dragon with aerial mines.
>>31772989You feel tense, no… you feel like you are burning, burning in anger and hate… yes hate. It has been such a long time… NOOONot now, not here, you are not this… not a monster. It takes a moment but you reign it in, you reign the need in. There is another path, a better path, the path she taught you… so you do it, “You… are you the voice who was speaking to me earlier?” It takes everything you have to not slice that shadow up… but somehow you manage it. Is it because you do not want to see her face when she sees you killing? Who knew? “Correct, I have to say that I am impressed by the fact that you did not attack me… I guess that my precautions were unnecessary?” Precaution? From the concrete building a metallic shape jumps out, a knight clad in silver, a steward protector of the innocent. Its large sword protects from those who seek to hard its masters… from men like you who lived only to hurt others.>[Eclipse Knight: Silverion Fencer]< S. Fencer HP: 25/25“Why are you doing this… we do not have to fight?” “We really don’t have to fight, but I seem to recall that you attacked me first. I am merely using my right to defend myself.” The black female shadow raises a hand to point at you, somehow you feel like she is judging you, evaluating your worth.“Liar, you were also shooting the TSAB Ships, if you wanted to protect yourself you would have never done any of this. Tell me why are you doing this?” You were growing tired of this… you had no time, maybe you should just attack. A quick chop and this ends. No… no, no. The woman responds, “Why I am doing this… I guess I can tell you… its because I am a mage!” A mage?>Ask her what she means?>That does not explain why she is attacking others. >So that explains the dragons, she is using magic to summon!>Attack anyway, you are a mage killer!>So is she working for the monk?>Other?
>>31773049>Writing this now... This format might not be so bad....
>>31773304>>That does not explain why she is attacking others.You lost me.
>>31773346You are the knight Mira… and you do not have time to waste, Wolke Feld will barely last more moments before the dragon uses his wings to blow your clouds away, you have to make this count! You feel sorry that you can’t waste any time on Lady Ein and Lady Vivio, but you will have to trust them to not mess up. “Lady Isis, please give me some time, please distract the dragon!” Your boss nods as she instantly deploys aerial mines, she truly is skilled in this, too skilled, an explosive expert of her category is something you can only find in the most intense of battlefields. But right now you can’t care for this, not now. “I call upon the gathering dark clouds, please come forth spark in the sky, Gewitter Anruf!” In mere seconds, black clouds begin to form above in the sky, blackening out the dawning sun. Yes this is the moment you were waiting for, the moment you would finally win, now you only had to… Dodge a dragon! With a single breath the Silverion Drake blew away your field of clouds… leaving you in front of its breath attack! What do you do?>Dodge! Full Speed! >Attack, your spear is faster than this breath attack! [Gungnir is set!] >Defend, full shields! >Your friends will save you, cast Cloudy Field once again! >Two Kings... never matched, never defeated, this world is under their sole rule! >Other?
>>31773304>That does not explain why she is attacking others.This will lead to us discovering the Mage is not living her life correctly.
>>31773602>Attack, your spear is faster than this breath attack! [Gungnir is set!] >Two Kings... never matched, never defeated, this world is under their sole rule!Why not both?
>>31773602>>Two Kings... never matched, never defeated, this world is under their sole rule!
>>31773793This one is only one choice, I will tell you when you can choose more than one.
>>31773649She lost you… really a mage? “That has nothing to with this… it does not even explain why you are attacking others.” “… I have nothing to say, everything I am doing right now is because of my pride, the pride I carry as a mage!” The dark cloaked woman takes a step, and suddenly you see a square magic circle form behind her… a summoning circle. “I feel prey to this curse, the curse called the Eclipse. But even so… I am a mage, even if I have to dirty my hands and fight for others and fight for causes I do not believe in, I am a mage.” The mage takes another step forward, and behind her another summoning circle appears. >Unique skill Chain Summoning activated. “Zero Driver, I fight because I am a mage, and to continue to live as a mage, I must do these things. Even if you call this evil… I have no other choice. Thus, now I will kill you, to take your Silver Cross and the cure of this curse, I will end you monster!” She appears to hesistae a moment… only one, because her summoning circles do not go off, “but I am not heartless, so I will give you an opportunity. Tell me why I shouldn’t fight you now. Come tell me and I will spare you.” Why she shouldn’t fight you? >Because Mages are those who heal, their staff are not meant for violence… a certain devil once said this. >Because deep down you hate fighting, I know it. >Because you hate this, you and I both know a true mage would not do this, would not harm civilians. >Because I am strong, and if you fight me, I will kill you. [No Joke] >Because you are not living your life correctly. >There is no argument, there is only kill. [Fight]>Other?
>>31773602>>Your friends will save you, cast Cloudy Field once again!Why is everyone forgetting that Cloudy Field is the only thing keeping us alive?
>>31773844Aww. Well, thank you for being clear cut about it.>Two Kings... never matched, never defeated, this world is under their sole rule!Big Shiny Button it is!
>>31773913>Because you hate this, you and I both know a true mage would not do this, would not harm civilians.
Rolled 6, 11 = 17>>31773928>>31773817Kingu Time!
>>31773913>>Because you hate this, you and I both know a true mage would not do this, would not harm civilians.Because if there's one thing we do well it's talking.
>>31774010As a knight you have never been so defenceless, never been at the mercy of the enemy like you are now.Liar… you still remember that Black Devil… you still have nightmares about him. Isn’t that why you follow him? At this moment, you feel like you will fail, that you will fail your hero the Blue Breaker, that you fail your new boss, Lady Isis and worse of all, that you will fail Sil… no Tohma and Lily. Stupid you…But at that moment…“The Fist of the King!” A proud knuckle slams into the chest of the evil dragon. Bypassing the hardened shell of a dragon, this attack destroys not the shell but what is inside. A method of dragon killing passed from ages past! >S. Drake HP->17-14/40But Einhard does not stop here, in a mere second her fist strikes true, “Emperor Whirlwind Fist!” A small tornado forms from her strike, and the dragon is in no position to even try to divide the spell from the stunning damage of the first attack.S. Drake HP 14-13/40The stage is set, clad in dark armor, her magic shines with all the colors of the Kaleidoscope… a rainbow colored mana… you know this… the light of the true king, the soul of space, but this girl, she couldn’t be… Kaiser. You have no time to pounder, as Lady Vivio strikes the airborn dragon with her fists, her multi-colored mana burning at this moment, “Sacred Blazer!” A beam of destruction flows from her fist, blasting the enemy dragon down towards the base earth! S. Drake 13->6 HP But at this moment… several laser beams are coming! They seek to strike Lady Vivio and Lady Einhard. Thankfully they seem to ignore you. What do you do? >Use your steel rain to intercept. >Lady Isis can do it, her explosives can make a curtain to protect them. >Cast Cloudy Field! It will help them! >Trust them to dodge, they can do it! >Thunder Fall Spear… finish the dragon! >Other?
>>31773963>>31773963Diplomacy Check... because you have bad luck with these sort of thing... 3x d100DC is 15 >Really you, talking about what a mage can or can't do... don't make me laugh.
Rolled 85>>31774289>>Cast Cloudy Field! It will help them!>>31774336Given that we always try this we really are over due for buying some diplomacy skills.
Rolled 21>>31774336Pretty sure we haven't killed an innocent yet.Those scientist first thread were obviously evil and don't count.
>>31774402If you want diplomacy, you need to grind United Soul, get Charisma and then Get Bluff from Hayate.
Rolled 100>>31774336>Cast Cloudy Field! It will help them!
>>31774421She does not know that... and also she is not talking about you killing others, she does not care about that, her problem with you is of another nature.
>>31774439Way to goI'm glad it wasn't me for once.
>>31774439Crif Failure...>EARTH DRAGON... Roll for Defense Roll 4x d100SNEAK ATTACK! DC is 35
Rolled 95>>31774493I guess we're back to abusing Boundless Shift.
>>31774439Ahh, there's the old MetaQuest /tg/ dice come back to haunt me.
Rolled 31>>31774493More Dragons...
>>31774544>Success. and hey I showed you guys a Blue-Eyes as the first Dragon, It was fair foreshadowing. >Writing! Also for the record, >>31773913If you had gone with the first option, the one using Nanoha's words, you would have gotten a better response.
>>31774612“Because it’s clear you hate doing this, you and I both know a true mage would not do this, he would not harm civilians!” Maybe if you appear to her consciousness, to her inner goodness, maybe if you do this you can avoid bloodshed. >But you do not want that. You want to fight. “Hahaha, don’t make me laugh, you talking about what a mage can’t or can do? Ridiculous. How can someone like you, who gave up on his magic to use the Eclipse know anything about what a mage is?” Somehow you feel it, this shadow is making a cruel laugh, “And anyhow, I have done too much to even stop now, the only thing I have is my pride as a mage! Zero Driver, I will show you that my magic is not inferior to your EC!” She black shadow takes one last step… and in that moment the last chain in the Grand Summoning Ritual was completed! “Come forth Elemental Dragon of the Rocks!” The summoning is similar to what you have seen Caro do, in a moment, the Mid Style Square forms and a monster is summoned from the ground, but it does not stop there, a EC Circle appears before the summoning circle, and in an instant the Earth Dragon is infected….And thus an Eclipse Dragon appears, in mere seconds you are now facing a second dragon! >[Eclipse Dragon: Mountain Drake]< >HP 45/45 The dragon attacks the instant is able, the earth moves, and two giant hands move to grab you! But you shift backwards, and thus you land several meters away from the Black Cloak, the Silver Knight and the Earth Dragon… >VL: 65->80%What do you do? >[DRAGONSLAYER] >Attack them all, Silver Hammer >Shoot the Summoner! >[VIRAL TRIGGER]>Attack the Dragon, Divide Zero! >Attack the Knight, Crimson Slash! >Sensor… there is more to this…>other?
Rolled 22, 45 = 67>>31774439>>31774402Cloudy Field is sure popular... I guess it has some good utility. Rolling for these two kingus!
>>31774846>>Sensor… there is more to this…Mystery box.
>>31774846>>Sensor… Use Lily's sensor as well.
>>31774915>MiraThere is no time to wait, why your spell won’t protect them from the lasers already shot, it will at least protect them from further shots! “Wolke Feld!” The cloudy haze spreads across the battlefield, and soon you are masked from the dragon and whoever is shooting the lasers. Still Lady Vivio and Lady Ein are on their own for the attack already shot! With some luck Lady Vivio manages to avoid all the lasers aimed at her, but sadly… Lady Ein was struck once in the chest! Ein HP 10->9/14.With a grunt she moves again in the cloudy field, preparing to deal with the dragon. Your field will last two more turns unless the dragon blows it away, you have a thunderstorm set… [Choose two]>It’s time for judgment! [Gungnir Intensifies!] >Ask Lady Isis to hunt the snipers.>Ask for a big Boom! >Ask the two fighters to punch the dragon some more. >Ask the Two fighters to use recovery magic and heal>Go and reinforce Tohma?>Ask someone to help Tohma? >Just call upon thunder, show the dragon the meaning of being a thunder knight! >Other>Cloudy Field? Keep it up?
>>31774970>>31774883Roll for Sensor, DC Is 30>30+10 (Sensor) + 10 (Lily's Sensor)- 15 (EC Jamming!)- 5 (Earth Jamming!)
Rolled 25>>31775067>Ask for a big Boom! >Just call upon thunder, show the dragon the meaning of being a thunder knight! >>31775095
>>31778393You pass out there, Belkypoo?
>>31778496Kinda... just give me a moment!
>>31778393>[SKE FLAG GET]<You try to feel it, to feel beyond the world, to feel more than what your eyes can see, the mages call this the third eye, the ability to see the truth of the world. Now… you aren’t sure how or why you can feel around you, but somehow… in some way, you can see. That’s enough. The first thing you notice are the small things that are flying around the interception you are in, you guess these are the silver shield things you saw later… and you think you can feel more presences outside the area- snipers maybe? But what worries you is the Dragon… you feel a flow of magic from this dragon into the silver one, a magic that ties two fates together.It’s S******** [Curse of ?????] Error? Analysis Incomplete! The Silver Cross can't detect anything off, but you know it. Their lives are for one and the other... What? Why? You really do not understand, but you move on, the last thing you feel off is the black cloak, it’s not that you don’t think that it’s a human… it’s more like you feel like this is not really an EC Driver. What is this? Your head is hurting, and suddenly you feel like you must act. The enemy is here, and you know what to do, just finish this! >[DRAGONSLAYER] >Attack them all, Silver Hammer >Shoot the Summoner! >[VIRAL TRIGGER]>Attack the Dragon, Divide Zero! >Attack the Knight, Crimson Slash! >[ZERO], for you have no need for kindness or love no, in this battlefield there can only be hate. >Call your Friends, tell them about dragon=mirror>other?
>>31775154So only this one vote eh? Will wait a moment for more.
>Silver Shields>SniperOh, I get it.>>31775067>Go and reinforce Tohma?>Ask someone to help Tohma? Who? Everyone!Silver Engel, Fall in!>Call your Friends, tell them about dragon=mirror
>>31778906Oh you get it? Anyhow, I will take a short break, come back in 20 mins. Afterwards I think I will go and combine these two options. Time for the party to get together.
>>31779488Well writing, time for a reunion scene! Silber Engel GOOOOO!
>>31779519You are Mira, an Enforcer and a proud member of the Holy Belkan Church… and right now you are not thinking straight… you are having… what do the Ostians call it?“Una experiencia religiosa.” No… no stupid song names. KAISAH KAISAH KAISAH KAISAH KAISAHHonestly you want to blame Tohma, your stupid lord could have at least told you about this, right? No, there is no time to waste, as a knight you have to serve your lord to with your best capabilities, you do not have time to waste, if that girl is really who you think she is, you will find out later. Wait, would that mean that Tohma…. Stupid Tohma! “Guys, let’s move on, Tohma needs us!” Your team members all nod as you all make a mad dash towards the last location you know Tohma was. You could not allow your Lord to fight alone, knowing him he will get himself killed in the process. You won’t allow that idiot to just die, now when…Suddenly you receive a telepathy signal, its Tohma. “Mira, guys, can you hear me, I know this is sudden but I need you guys to be careful, that dragon, and there is something strange about it. It is cursed… but I don’t know how, don’t get near it. The two dragons are connected, a bond that brings forth hate…” Two dragons? Could he be more clear? “Wait Tohma…” You stop at this point, while your team repositions itself inside cover… The Dragon is weird? Maybe you should trust Tohma and concentrate on fighting the Dragon here. If you go to Tohma you will also bring the dragon to him. What do you do? >Continue to your Lord. >Fight the Dragon yourself, send your team ahead!>You and Isis will fight the Dragon, the two kings can handle themselves. >The whole team will fight together, there is no need to hold back now. >Other?
You are Tohma Avenir, and this is getting stranger. You just sent your team the message about the dragons, and how their existences mirror each other, but something still feels off. Maybe you are being paranoid but… something still feels off here. If this woman is a Driver who has a Strosek Unit like you… where is the Reactor Plug? Shouldn’t she be near here, just like the monk had Lily’s Older Sister with her? Still, there is no time to waste, you feel that the Mage is giving you the first move, but against all of these enemies, what can you do? >[DRAGONSLAYER] >Attack them all, Silver Hammer >Shoot the Summoner! >[VIRAL TRIGGER]>Attack the Dragon, Divide Zero! >Attack the Knight, Crimson Slash! >[ZERO], for you have no need for kindness or love no, in this battlefield there can only be hate. >Your Friends are near, wait for them.>other?>Shoot Everything! Desperado of Silver!
>>31779715>Continue to your Lord. Well he did say no to get near it.>>31779731>Viral Cleanse> Ask about her Strosek SisterAt least she's not attacking us now. That's good, right?
>>31779943He meant don't get near it as in, don't go and CQC the dragon. You can still fight it from range (but that sadly makes Ein and Vivio not very usefull then). Also if you want to Viral Cleanse roll a 3x 3d10, I will take the highest sum and subtract it from your VL of 80%
Rolled 9, 5, 3 = 17>>31780039>don't go and CQC the dragonNow I want to see Monk-chan suplex a dragon.
Rolled 1, 2, 9 = 12>>31780039
>>31780159If you had taken the other Viralizing, the one that increased STR, maybe you would be strong enough to do that. Monk-chan probably could do it, but she tends to like going fast instead of increasing her physical power.
Rolled 10, 1, 3 = 14>>31780213>>31780039Nice to see the Boundless Shift skill tree is popular with dividers.
>>31780262Yeah, the Monk is the Driver with the most points into Boundless Shift, in a way you could call her an Shift Expert. Had you guys challenged her on a contest of true speed in a CQC battle, you probably could have gotten a free upgrade for B.Shift if you had survived. To be honest, if she had managed to hit you, she would have Dust Looped your ass and killed Tohma, she is that good with her flash steps. Also >>31780159Going with this >>31779943>writing!
>>31780358>Viral Cleanse! VL: 80-> 63% You feel your mind clear up a bit, as Lily tries to control the power of the virus in you. Right now you feel the need to murder someone lessen a bit.But you aren’t sure if that is a good thing right now.“Wait, you said you are partnered with one Strosek sisters, right? Where is she?” You could feel Lily wanting to ask about her sister but hesitating. She really was shy about this, but well, you are Lily’s partner for a reason. “Her, sorry but Rafflesia is not here right now, you will have to make do with little old me, but we don’t have time to waste, Earth Dragon, finish him!” The best of the earth roars, as you feel the ground beneath you shake! The earth beneth you shakes apart, as killer spires shoot towards you, ready to kill you. What do you do?>Dodge them, you can fly for a reason.>Slice the spires apart! Crimson Slash>Tank the attack…>Other? >[ZERO] Afterwards…>Just go [DRAGONSLAYER] >Attack them all, Silver Hammer, >Shoot the Summoner! >[VIRAL TRIGGER]>Attack the Dragon, Divide Zero! >Attack the Knight, Crimson Slash! >[ZERO], there is no love for either humans or monsters in your heart filled with hate. >other?>Shoot Everything! Desperado of Silver‘Team arrives next turn.
>>31780576>>Slice the spires apart! Crimson Slash>Just go [DRAGONSLAYER] Also, before we do something horrific. Just what is [DRAGONSLAYER]?
>>31780633Exactly what it says on the name... just indulge on your murderboner and instakill that dragon. VL +30%, Kill Count Happy, pass home and collect 50 EXP and get some ??? FLAGs... also Mage chan will hate you even more, but that is fine, a killer does not care for who he kills. Counts as a Viral Trigger Flag too.
>>31781000Eh, can't really get behind that.>>31780576>Crimson Slash>>Boundless Shift after Mage, Go for the hood,Please don't be an evil pupet.
>>31780576Let's go with >>31781111I agree that [DRAGONSLAYER] might be a bit too much.
>>31781203>>31781111Just remember that unless we manage to get the Mage to unsummon the Dragons, we will need to otherwise take care of them before the TSAB Airships arrive.
>>31781111>>31781203Sigh... I wanted to have an opportunity to use Divide Zero Sword... why don't people like skyscraper tall laser swords. Well roll me a Infight Roll 3x d100 -1 Dice for Infight III DC is >40+ 10 (Infight) + 10 (Boundless Shift) - 10 (S. Fencer Sup Defense) - (10 Defender) -- 10 (Infight III) That awkward moment you remember that you took out the skill that made the dice roll have to roll over the DC and had planned to give the Mage a skill that gave all DCs + 20
>>31781324>>>>31781203Uhhh... my bad... The DC is 30... I am so ashamed, I must do a sodoku to cleanse my shame!
Rolled 49>>31781324I like the giant laser swords, it's the following insanity I can deal with.
>>31781456A part of me feels like I should rework this whole Viral Level System... maybe if I gave you guys a better way to control it... I could probably borrow from Double Cross RPG and just allow you guys to roll at the end of each session to lower VLs. That way you can exceed the sanity limits of the virus but have a chance to recover your humanity. >>31781496Anyhow, Success, Just a question, going for the hood means just taking it off, right? No Sudden beheading or anything funny?
>>31781572>Sudden beheadingNope. Maybe a surprise head pat but that's it.
>>31781807>not kissing her forehead
>>31781807Sorry but Tohma won't head-pat in the first date... he is a proper gentleman who needs to have a proper death duel with the girl first to be able to head pat. His dear mother in heaven taught him to be better than that! Well writing!
There is no time to hesitate, you feel that the black coat before you is just a fake, some sort of puppet that the mage is using to hide.In a single step you move past the silver knight and appear before the mage! Your movements are too quick, and the caster who is generally used to fight behind protection has no time to counter… >VL->63->70%In a moment your hand goes for the hood, and pulls it down, revealing the face of the enemy Mage/Driver (really how does that even work?).Her hair is blond, and her face, while covered in red viral tattoos that remind you of arcane marks, reminds you of those traditional Ancient Belkan Summoners you heard about in your old classes. “I see so you wanted to see my face that badly, you could have asked Zero Driver. I guess a monster like you can’t even control his impulses…” No… it’s not that, this girl, this girl, this girl, this girl… She feels familiar? “Who are you?” You feel like you knew her, you feel like you have seen her before… but that’s impossible.Right? But something about her face... it tugs your heart, it feels familiar, a strange familiar feeling that you don't want to remember. Because thinking of it just pains you, because thinking of them is almost a curse. "Who the hell are you? Just tell me!" You point your left hand at her, ready to burn that face off, you don't want to look at her, not like this. Not now.
But before you do anything wrong, she talks, “Oh, so now you want to know… very well, I guess I can tell you before I kill you, Tohma Avenir.” You hate the way she said your name… it was filled with such hate, such venom... somehow you feel that she wants you dead for more than just your book. “I am the last one who holds the pact with the Elemental Dragons of the Earth, the proud mage who carries their sacred contract. Remember my name, I am Juliana Auster of Vaizen, and I must kill you.” Wait a moment, isn’t Vaizen… is that the name of your hometown? You feel your body shake, and your muscle tensing, you can only stare at her face, it feels so familiar yet so far away… Your mind burns as you start to make connections. Does this mean that this EC Driver is also a survivor from your hometown? If so… then why is she an EC Driver? Was your town attacked by the Virus? What is happening? Why can’t you remember her? Why? >Nanoha FORCE Quest Part 20 END! Next Time: FLOWER WARS (III): Those who share the same route- A Hatred that can’t be shared>Now I am open for questions... if you guys want to know something, please tell me. Also noting that Dragons of the Earth refer to the Dragons who live of the Planet and fight the Heavenly Dragons Caro summons... maybe. >Also want to note, that he reason Tohma's virus is behaving in such a wild manner now, is because of his stressed state, the kid just has too much on his shoulders right now.
>>31782518How do we know Julia? As in, who was she to us pre-hometown destruction?
>>31782658Sorry, you have to wait for the next thread to find out. >I totally did not add her in just to give Tohma a Childhood Friend/Enemy. Nope did not do that.
>>31782727What this could do to Tohma's psyche...I'm all a shiver with ideas on how to warp his mind through this.
>>31782495So exactly how is Julia summoning dragons while inside a Anti-magic field?From the Rock Dragon summoning it looks like she's summoning them and then infecting them with Eclipse of how are they showing up in the first place?
>>31783268You are not off, she is summoning the dragon and then in infecting the with EC. The trick to get around the EC Field is to overlay the magic circle with an EC Circle. If the EC particles do not touch the spell, they can't divide/cancel the spell. (There is a bit more to it, but that's the basis idea).
>>31783885So what you're basically saying is that if we have a circle and via controlling EC particles push all the particles outside the space, we can use magic inside?
>>31784833Basically, it has to do with how the EC particles work... When a mage casts a spell, they shape the mana into a specific forma and program it to do stuff (shoot, summon storms, befriend people). Delinking works by having a controlled flow of EC particles connect with the spell, which in turn eat away the bonds that shape a spell, delinking it and breaking it down. Thus the EC Drivers are able to kill spells. Randomly floating EC particles do the same, but because no one is controlling them, they don't delink as good as if a Driver were guiding them, so a concentration of EC Particles ends up working much like an Anti-Magilink Field (AMF) and just makes magic harder to cast/use. What Julia does is that she manipulates the EC Particles surrounding the area and pushes them away (she takes the opportunity to shape them into an 'empty' circle to use them), and then in the free space with no particles, she uses magic with no problems. However this does not stop someone, like say Tohma going to the circle and stabbing it with his divide to delink it, but its a way to use magic in EC-Heavy Conditions. (Tea uses something similar to make her spells work in AMF in Strikers). Needless to say, doing something like this is overly complicated, if you can use EC particles like this, you should just use them to shoot someone. I guess, it shows how dedicated Julia is to her ideal of being a mage. In a way she was given a Strosek Unit by the EC Project Manager because she impressed them with her dedication in this. Being honest, Julia's idea of using magic like this only really works for big crazy spells, so I guess her being a summoner makes it work. (Most small spells would not be worth the effort to use like this.) And that's enough about theoretical properties of particles that don't exist. Any other questions?
>>31785053Alright, I'm pretty sure I remember Tohma saying that someone (probably Ein) trained him in combat.So does that mean Tohma has CQC tactical know how outside of point blank Silver Hammers and braining people whit his shield?Considering how often we use that decoy shot into Boundless Shift Striker Art that we stole off of Nanoha I feel like cool battle tactics would actually get some use if we knew them.
>>31786214Tohma learned some Strike Arts/Martial Arts from Ein and Nove. Ein usually took him with her to train when she woke at 4 AM and wanted to go all Karate Kid and train, so Tohma learned some Martial Arts by osmosis. So yeah he has some basic training on CQC/Martial Arts, so if he went and brawled without his sword and shield he could do decently. Tohma's problem right now is that he has no real idea of how to use his sword, he only has like a week with it and he spent most of that time in quarantine, so he just swings his sword wildly and hopes for the best. Maybe that is why he tries to shoot more? His left hand has a buckler and an armored glove, when he uses his Darkness Finger, he tends to gather cause the EC particles on his hand to combusts and he claws/punches at the enemy to hit them. He invented the spell from imitating Vivio who uses something similar ("Shinning Finger"). Right now Tohma is really someone who is making things as he goes along, he is just finding out how his powers work and is trying to make them work, so if you want to get some deeper tactical know how or some better tricks you will need to have someone to tutor you or train you. Someone like Nanoha would have been a good instructor. Your problem with this is that you are not part of any big organization that has a system to train others, so you will have to work yourself to find someone willing to teach you.