With a roar that forces bubbles to burst forward and crowd around like a blanket of white froth, your red energy burning around your naked body shines like the morning star as the spa boils away in the fury of a forgotten memory. Something recoils at the energy and amidst the now gigantic pillar of smoke,soul energy and steam a black shape melts away from you - Nion tumbling from a black limb's grasp into your arms like a folded rug. She crumples just as easily in your arms, her head sitting off kilter and tongue lolling from her mouth dumbly. In your red hot certainty, it is a struggle to look away from the moving shadow long enough for you to open her eyes... Though they are unfocused and lolling.Returning your glare to the creature, you slowly work your way to your knees and settle Nion on her side safely. Taking a step in front of her and vowing not to move a single step until whatever this intrusive creature; you sharpen your fury and resolve into a shield of faith that none can penetrate.Until your kimono is presented before you, ready for you to sink your arms into like some kind of bizarre boxing garb. From the side of your eyes you see a mass of soaking white hair as Juushiro offers you Lucifer. Rather than a look of anger on his face, worry, confusion or fear; what you see is a look of knowing, almost like he was expecting this. "You're hurting Nion." He states simply, frowning. "The feelings inside you right now; control them. Focus them. Only then can you stop hurting her and start saving her."> Picture a cage with your soul energy inside it> Picture a Fire being smothered> Picture a Door being slowly closed> Write-In
>>2109027>> Picture a Door being slowly closed
>>2109177>>2109194>>2109237Sorry I totally didn't forget I was running and play SMITE.Roll 1d20+13 for learning how to manage your soul powah.
Rolled 11 + 13 (1d20 + 13)>>2109526
Rolled 20 + 13 (1d20 + 13)>>2109526
Okay, leaving this here until the morning. I'm totally not with it tonight.Sorry guys.
Rolled 1 (1d20)>>2109526itl be a shame if a nat 1 happened
>>2109762this really is a star quest
>>2109770>>2109762Are you fucking kidding me.
>>2109770>>2109762>>2109564>>210955120 and 1 cancel.We have a total 24 which is a narrow fail.Writing.
>>2109770>>2109762>>2109564>>2109551With all the lights coming off you and casting the silhouette of whatever is out there into giant malformed writhing shapes in the mist, turning your instincts off to shut your eyes and concentrate is difficult. Every time that the answer to your problem feels close, the monster's odd echoing roar drags you out of your mind and into alert mode.You try to picture a door slowly closing, but each time your power begins to fade and lower the short lapse in concentration is enough to start it back up; forcing Juushiro to step in with a hand on your bare shoulder."A good attempt Suka, I can see the problem." As he approaches Nion and starts speaking an incantation, you see a small green barrier come into place around her. "Your unfamiliarity with meditation techniques is all that is holding you back from controlling your power. It is a problem a lot of Rukongai Shinigami suffer, even into their placement within a division."Using the break to recover your modesty, the kimono sash feels tight and constricting as the lingeirng moisture from the evaporated spa clings to the fabric. Kneeling down, you stab Lucifer's sheath into the ground and draw him as you rise - the blade pointed upwards as you stretch your arm at full length. "I'll have time to meditate when a monster isn't messing with our minds." When he turns back to you, your brother is smiling. "They are called hollows." He corrects, "I wouldn't allow anyone unseated to hunt one that had breached soul society - but...."Your brother chuckles nervously so you interject, "You can't risk it getting you with it's mind control.""And we can use the hunt to get your reiatsu back in control." he adds pulling some kind of hair binder from his own long locks and handing it over. With a grateful smile you take a knee and restore your long ponytail in preparation of combat."Ready?" Your brother asks as your sie, placing a hand on his hilt.> [SOUL 13] Blow away the steam and vapour with your energy> [SPEED 10] Rush it down with sword strikes> [STRENGTH 5] Pin it down for your brother> [INTEL 5] Move into a flanking position> Write-In
>>2110387> [SPEED 10] Rush it down with sword strikes
>>2110387>> [SPEED 10] Rush it down with sword strikes
>>2110524>>21104261d20+10 best of 3.
Rolled 6 + 10 (1d20 + 10)>>2110874
Rolled 10 (1d20)>>2110874
Rolled 13 (1d20)>>2110874Just in case some one dosnt come inIf they do dont worry about this onePlz no ones
>>2111102>>2110981>>2110878https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w6Y2VY7bWGMWith a deep breath you whoosh[/i[ towards the shadow and past it, slashing out and aiming to sink your blade deep into the creature that stalks the two of you. Some sense you have not yet honed or mastered tells you that Juushiro is right behind you; observing as like smoke the monster evades your first strike.Undeterred you double back and duck what appears to be a thick black tentacle as a sovaloid shape retreats further from the lodge; cursing you whoosh once more, cutting off the escape of the monster. "That's some nice movement Suka!" Juushiro calls out from the other side of the beast. Instead of acknowledging his compliment, all of your attention is on dodging the nest of black tentacles that whip from the mist and slash at you like a hundred giant whips.You're this monster's superior in movement speed, but in combat you're barely holding your own; for the gulf in agility is being bridged by the staggering amount of limbs that are seeking to find purchase on you and tear you apart. With everincreasing fury yourblows continue to stalemate a low growl rising in your throat as you push of exertion and feel furious frustration overtake you - every second that passes you seem to tire while he does not. A risk is necesarry, so you simply feign a slip in your storm of steel - low down so that he has to extend and commit to try and trip you. The monster is all might no mind as your trap is sprung - an almost perfect low sweep allowing you to hop on the limb as simply as a train platform.Stabbing Lucifer into the tentacle to anchor yourself; the creature lets out an ear piercing screech as the very air around you weighs heavy on your shoulders. The water vapour is cleared from the force of the cry revealing a swuidlike monstrosity wearing a bone white mask. The spa bath itself seems to have been some naturally ocurring lake; as you have fallen far from the lodge above. It'd take you an hour of climbing or more to escape from this humid hellhole, were you not singly focused on the acrid yellow eyes glaring at you - the locale would amaze you."Excellent work Sukaretto. I can step in now if you'd like." Juushiro offers, the song of steel being drawn bouncing off the stone.> [INT 5] Sure.> [STR 5] Try to leverage the tentacle off with Lucifer> [SOUL 13] Cast a spell> [FINESSE 6] Slice and dice> Write-In
>>2111426>> [SOUL 13] Cast a spell
>>2111426> [STR 5] Try to leverage the tentacle off with Lucifer
Rolled 1 (1d4)>>2112366>>2112300>>2112253Called let's see what happens.1d20+13 please.
Rolled 12 + 13 (1d20 + 13)>>2112368
Rolled 12 + 13 (1d20 + 13)>>2112368i was called to roll dice, hence i came
Rolled 3 + 13 (1d20 + 13)>>2112368Nat 1
>>2112443>>2112375>>2112372A tentacle comes in from the side forcing you to jump off of your makeshift footing. With a less than graceful landing, you slide to a knee beside your brother who is stepping forward with sword drawn. He holds himself with a strange mix of calmness and focus, that looks almost like happiness as he prepares to engage the monster. Sensing some marked difference between you and Juushiro, the monster is moving to maintain the distance and sizing him up.Giving you the chance to begin trying to throw all this spiralling red soul energy into something a lot more concrete. Also much more deadly. Stabbing Lucifer into the ground you clap both of your hands together in prayer and begin chanting your incantation, the aura surrounding you turning a dull grey and coalescing into a pair of dark scythes a foot on either side of your position.Behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth.Upon finishing your chant the scythes burn crimson with the power of your soul and streak into the beast's flank. The monster's cry of surprised agony much higher pitch now as you sever a score or more tentacles from the writhing wall of black flesh surrounding him. The second scythe arcs around left and downward lazily, embedding itself on the equivalent of a back of the creature; the wound glowing from the intensity of your magic as the blade burrows and carves it's way into the monsterous body.It is over in that same moment, Juushiro whooshing at the creature and slashing downwards in mid air. His frame reapearring in the aftermath posture of a devestating vertical slash that sends the very ground itself trembling, some of the walls cracking from the sheer air pressure.As your brother lands looking satisfied, he closes his eyes and exhales. The monster which had been haunting this spa done away with in such a casual manner, you really doubt you were needed at all. "How did it feel to kill your first hollow Sukaretto-chan?"> It felt good - Throw in a decent drink and I'll be happy.> This was my second actually. > Wasn't much of a fight was it? Either of us could have handled it solo.> Write-In
>>2112474>> This was my second actually.
>>2112474 This was my second actually
>>2112539>>2112488You step forward and use some of his black robe to clean off your blade. While he gasps and looks wounded you simply smirk at him, "This is actually my second monster." Then you pause, "They're called hollows?""Yes. To put it in Western terms, think of them as ghosts who are laced with regret and get trapped in the living world for too long. They become these monsters that eat other souls." Juushir is kind enough to try and restrain the irritation he feels at your cleaning of Lucifer until your begin inspecting the blade."So they're cannibal ghost monsters, Gotcha. " You say with an exagerrated thumbs up."Now you said you met one before and killed it?" You can see he's trying to keep it casual, but whether out of concern for your safety or those in sakahone; he's unable to keep his eyes jolly even if he's adopted his trademark serene smile.> Would've died without Mimihagi saving my ass.> Yes. I found it in the woods outside town and killed it with Lucifer, which I also found.> It was a nightmare but I managed> Let's focus on how we're getting out of here.> Write-In
>>2112885> Yes. I found it in the woods outside town and killed it with Lucifer, which I also found.In the woods youl find a big surprise
>>2112885> Yes. I found it in the woods outside town and killed it with Lucifer, which I also found.
>>2112885>> Yes. I found it in the woods outside town and killed it with Lucifer, which I also found.
Star has come down with something nasty and is too busy being sick to do quests right now.