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Re: Loose Ends
« Reply #100 on: March 26, 2017, 01:30:21 am »

Saint raises his eyes inquisitively.

"A girl? Human? A ghost then?"
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Re: Loose Ends
« Reply #101 on: March 26, 2017, 11:13:33 am »

Beats pauses and looks around "Deres a ghost girl here?"
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Re: Loose Ends
« Reply #102 on: March 26, 2017, 03:29:26 pm »

"Yeah," Usdiyona answers, "the only time human spirits ever come into the shadow, is because they have lost their way, and don't know how to get back to the other side."

"I don't know if that makes her a ghost, but she's definitely lost."
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Re: Loose Ends
« Reply #103 on: March 26, 2017, 06:26:52 pm »

Letting the spatial map spell run out, Saint then casts Speak with the Dead, in an attempt to see/communicate with this girl.

As he does so - "Let's see if the Death spell lets me talk to her... if it doesn't then maybe we can reunite the soul with the body."
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Re: Loose Ends
« Reply #104 on: March 26, 2017, 09:04:14 pm »

Using the Enoch rune he had just drawn, and words of power, the Saint activated his Clamor of the Dead rote.

Immediately he could see the young ghost-girl up ahead - a seven year old with long blond hair. She wore a play shirt with a cat meme on it and black sweat pants. Notably, she had no socks or shoes on and a ring of terrible bruising around her neck - marks indicative of having been strangled to death.

At the moment, she had her hands outstretched and was concentration on at the ground, where the Saint could see a stone in the physical world.

"This tekerkinisis is hard Charlie," she said to a tall tower of darkness standing next to her. Indistinct and formless, the evil thing seemed to reply back to the girl - though the Saint could hear no words coming from it.

Beyond this harrowed specter, the Saint could make out even more bizarre and indistinguishable forms not too far distant, but they all seemed lost behind some inscrutable haze. Like creeping monsters lost in the fog that were probable best left hidden.
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Re: Loose Ends
« Reply #105 on: March 27, 2017, 01:49:50 am »

Saint grits his teeth in anger.

"Robor, can you open your eyes to the veil? I see a demon next to the girl, manipulating her. I should very much like to destroy it, if it is a spirit that we can deal with."
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Re: Loose Ends
« Reply #106 on: March 27, 2017, 10:09:35 am »

"Force it out on dis side." Beats adds, frustrated by being unable to currently see it.
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Re: Loose Ends
« Reply #107 on: March 27, 2017, 01:31:14 pm »

At this point, another rock sailed off the ground, whizzing past Robor.

With their spatial awareness going, Emend and Beats could both tell that the effect itself was crossing the barrier between worlds. The Saint and Usdiyona could also deduce such, as they could literally see the ghost-girl in Twilight, casting the spell on the rocks and stones in the physical world.

"Ooh! I missed!" The girl remarked at her errant shot. She didn't seem to be aware that the Saint and bear-girl could see her yet.

As for the demon by her side or the ones beyond, it was unclear what they might (or might not) know about the Disciples.
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Re: Loose Ends
« Reply #108 on: March 27, 2017, 01:32:19 pm »

Saint grits his teeth in anger.

"Robor, can you open your eyes to the veil? I see a demon next to the girl, manipulating her. I should very much like to destroy it, if it is a spirit that we can deal with."
Robor blinks.
"Yeah sure." Robor says, opening his eyes to the spirit world.
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Re: Loose Ends
« Reply #109 on: March 27, 2017, 04:28:18 pm »

Casting his Fleshless Speech rote, Robor's eyes were opened to the precarious scene unfolding up ahead.

There, Robor saw the huge mastiff hound that had attacked Robor and Beats on the castle tower - and which had extorted Robor's sword from him in the Spirit World!

The wicked thing was standing next to the same small, hazy outline of a spirit(?), that spirit Robor had seen upon the team's first arrival in the woods out here - the very one Robor had sent the Sklorch after.

The mastiff hound grinned evilly, as it caught Robor's eye, and leaned over to whisper something to the smaller entity.

Saint and Usdiyona meanwhile, could see the little girl nod at the exchange, and then the two of them abruptly turned to flee away, towards the strange clearing beyond the haze.

The clearing, as Robor could see, was filled with unusual trees - spirits of some kind - but obviously corrupted by an infernal resonance. They flailed and writhed around spasmodically, even leaning in, as if to welcome the impending arrival of the mastiff hound and its strange little companion.
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Re: Loose Ends
« Reply #110 on: March 27, 2017, 05:34:14 pm »

"Ohhh no you dont." Robor says, as he slides off his iron ring, and raises it.

"RETURN HOUND." Robor commands, casting Greater Summoning.

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Re: Loose Ends
« Reply #111 on: March 27, 2017, 08:53:23 pm »

Usdiyoni uses dance of vines to make the briars and underbrush form into a wall, blocking the entrance into the glade.
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Re: Loose Ends
« Reply #112 on: March 27, 2017, 10:13:02 pm »

"Farm it, I can't do a thing. Less we portal deer but I really don't wanna do dat."

Clearly frustrated he flexes muscles again in preparation
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Re: Loose Ends
« Reply #113 on: March 27, 2017, 10:28:32 pm »

Not wanting to dirty his own hands, and being unable to see the spirits in question, Emend chooses to watch the other Disciples deal with the issue.
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Re: Loose Ends
« Reply #114 on: March 27, 2017, 10:39:05 pm »

Saint takes out his sword and waits - more than a little frustrated at not being able to do anything to help the girl.

For a moment he considers taking a page out of Robor's book and summoning the little girl back to them - but he doesn't want her to see what they're going to do to the dog, assuming she feels some affection for the thing
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Re: Loose Ends
« Reply #115 on: March 28, 2017, 01:05:52 pm »

At Robor's command, the huge mastiff wheeled around and growled angrily, hesitating for a moment, before charging back towards the quorum.

Moving with remarkable speed, its form changed as it went - growing to the size of a bull, sprouting a second head, and skin becoming plates of brimstone, floating on a surface of molten brass. Its seven inch talons, ripped the earth asunder with each heavy pawstroke - powering it forward with a terrible determination - while heat rolled from slavering jaws in air-scorching huffs, as the hound's long black teeth champed hungrily in anticipation of tearing Robor and his friends limb from limb.

Usdiyona saw this as well, and recognized it as a demon, revealing its greater hell-form. It had to be one of the scariest things she had ever seen, and it was coming right for her!

The little ghost-girl Kelsey meanwhile, also witnessed this sudden transformation in her 'friend' and staggered backwards in abject horror - becoming entangled in Usdiyona's briar wall.

The Saint, seeing this, was struck with a curious thought - 'How can she be trapped by a physical wall, when she is a ghost without a physical body?'

A moment later, Emend and Beats' spatial awareness gave them only a fraction of a second's warning, before the guardian fiend abruptly burst across the barrier separating worlds. In an instant, the terrifying hell-spawn was visible to all - bearing down on them like a freight train running off the rails!
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Re: Loose Ends
« Reply #116 on: March 28, 2017, 01:15:41 pm »

"AAAHH!!!" Usdiyona yelped, "I heard they could do that - but ZHEEESH!!!"

She then changes into her adult black bear form and tries to grapple the demon to the ground to protect her friends.
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Re: Loose Ends
« Reply #117 on: March 28, 2017, 01:16:42 pm »

"Shit. Forgot it was actually threatening." Robor mutters. Raising his iron ring, Robor focuses.

"You will be Still, Spirit. I want my sword back."

He then remembers the Tree Bear.
"And bear! Attack the Hound!"
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Re: Loose Ends
« Reply #118 on: March 28, 2017, 04:38:53 pm »

Though concern might drive him to go help the girl, Saint finds his attention more immediately grabbed by the monstrosity in front of him.

It's good, really, to have somewhere to let the anger flow.

Cautious of the monster's horrific claws and ichor-oozing teeth, Saint hangs back - happy to let the expendable bear take the brunt of any assault, ready to heal his comrades if it is them who are struck instead, before attacking himself. He aims to move and attack the Demon on its flank rather than face it head-on.

Even blessed as I am by your strength I am ever so mortal Lord. Forgive my cowardice and guide my blade.
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Re: Loose Ends
« Reply #119 on: March 28, 2017, 07:48:08 pm »

with a target finally visible Beats decides that a little bit of vulgar magic can go a long way.

he first gestures at it, burning a mana for evil eye from his cestus then swings a haymaker, casting his lethal ranged blows prviously used on the giant worm.
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Re: Loose Ends
« Reply #120 on: March 29, 2017, 07:45:16 am »

Emend decides to hold moving until the newly spawned demon attacks. If it uses magic he'll attempt to use counter-spell.  Otherwise hell pull out his pistol and attempt to shoot the creature in the eye, suspecting the bullets may not be able to penetrate its armour.
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« Reply #121 on: March 29, 2017, 03:10:21 pm »

Usdiyona (in bear form) and the tree-bear moved to interpose themselves between the charging demon and the Disciples.

Usdiyona, being much faster than the lumbering thing the Saint had created, met the imposing demon head-on, well before the tree-bear had crossed half the distance between them. The quorum watched, as a huge talloned paw slashed Usdiyona to the ground – and the two-headed fiend trampled right over her – on an unimpeded course towards Robor.

Usdiyona meanwhile, attempted to grab onto a leg, while under the beast, but only managed to leave a long slash in it with her claws, as it passed over. She then had to shake molten brass off her paws, before it began to burn through – damn, that thing was blistering hot!

Focusing mana, Beats activated the evil eye power of his cestus, but found that it had no effect! He was then forced to choose between activating knife fist or far strike – not yet being able to do both at the same time.

Settling on the latter, Beats swung a haymaker in the air before him – with the great satisfaction of seeing it land heavily on the distant side of the guardian fiend’s right head – the blow shuddering through the creature, sending a spray of hot sparks flying from the impact, and momentarily causing it to stumble in its charge!

Robor’s command to “be still” meanwhile, went ignored, as the guardian fiend shook off the hit from Beats and began regenerating some of its wounds – the bizarre furrows, left in its molten skin by Usdiyona, beginning to slowly fill themselves in.

“Foolish, whelp!” the demon hissed, each head sharing the words; “I have existed for millennia! You are but a newly born lamb! You will not take from me what is rightfully MINE!”

As this went on, the Saint maneuvered around behind the demon and laid a hand on Usdiyona – who he saw had taken some serious wounds. Using his balm of flesh rote and a focus of mana, he sealed up the deep lacerations the bear-girl had taken when run over.

Tree-bear meanwhile, slashed at the side of the distracted fiend, but its claws scraped off the hard brimstone plates, as the demon still managed to twist away to avoid the blow.

Emend, employing more modern methods, fired a shot at the demon with his glock. He missed entirely – perhaps trying a bit too hard by aiming at something as small as its eye.
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Re: Loose Ends
« Reply #122 on: March 29, 2017, 04:22:11 pm »

Having aided Usdi-Yona, Saint sees the demon about to savage Robor and summons the strength of his will, leaping forward and hacking at the horrendous thing's flank (spending 1 willpower point for three additional dice).

The only thing that might stop Saint's charge would be if Robor sustained near fatal wounds that needed desperately to be healed.
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Re: Loose Ends
« Reply #123 on: March 29, 2017, 07:07:13 pm »

Seeing his other abilities hitting but trading risk of paradox to cause great effect, Beats decides to rely on his natural strength (and unnaturally boosted physique) He dashes in close to it's flank and throws a combination of punches, Using Knife fist for lethal damage.
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Re: Loose Ends
« Reply #124 on: March 30, 2017, 11:30:30 am »

"You will fall, demon." Robor says, thrusting his iron ring towards the Hound, attacking its Corpus Directly.
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Re: Loose Ends
« Reply #125 on: March 30, 2017, 02:12:55 pm »

Undeterred, Emend summons his will forth and focuses, trying again to shoot the demon spawn in the eye.
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Re: Loose Ends
« Reply #126 on: March 30, 2017, 09:35:36 pm »

Usdiyona uses dance of vines again to pull roots up out of the ground under the demon. Hopefully, she can get it around the neck and hold it still.
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« Reply #127 on: April 01, 2017, 05:40:59 pm »

In furious rage, the guardian fiend struck Robor to the ground with a swipe of its talloned paw. Robor’s ephemeral shield took the brunt of the attack, but blood still flowed from the claw-marks now running diagonally down his chest – from left shoulder to right hip.

Not finished with its assault, one of the furnace-like mouths then crunched down on Robor’s arm, as he instinctively raised it to protect himself. Bone shattered under the demons flesh-scalding bite and it then reared back – its paw still holding Robor down – attempting to rip Robor’s arm clean from his body. Muscle separated, tendons snapped, arteries tore asunder, and the limb was stretched askew – shredding in the creature’s teeth, but abruptly slipped free before being completely amputated.

Thrice now, Robor had been mauled by some horrific entity intruding upon the physical world. First by the vampire that brought a close to his old life; then by the foul worm summoned up by Mama Kark; and now, this farking dog! All Robor could do however, was scream out, before the shock brought unconsciousness.

Not hesitating at the brutal scene of carnage, Beats leapt into into the infernal monster’s flank, activating his knife fist. The blade of kinetic force manifested with a snapping crackle of paradox – sending a numbing jolt of power through Beats’ wrist, but then stabilizing quickly enough for him to employ it against the demon.

Beats threw a combination of blows, eventually finding a nice gap between the beast’s brimstone plates and sinking the force blade into the molten brass beneath – before drawing the blade sideways. As Beats pulled his cesti-clad fist free, glowing yellow globules of hot metal flew after the arc of his arm, threatening to burn him if he lingered too long at the wound.

The Saint meanwhile, was forced to abandon any thought of offense, to save his companion Robor. Focusing his will, he reached into the fray to pull Robor out from under the demon and heal him. With a holy mandate, he commanded Robor’s wounds to heal – and they did! In an awe inspiring display of The Lord’s power, the Saint witnessed Robor’s arm reassemble itself back to full health. This was not all, as the slash marks up Robor’s chest also sealed back up – leaving no scars to indicate he had ever been injured at all.

Robor snapped back to consciousness, aware that he had been dying but a moment ago, but with a new determination to see this mutt pay for what it had done.

As this went on, Usdiyona channeled her essence into the ground, where the guardian fiend now stood – causing thick roots from nearby trees to burst forth, wrapping themselves around the demon’s form. Immediately the roots took fire on contact with its surface of molten brass, but were thick enough to actually hold it for the moment.

The tree-bear took advantage of this fact and mounted the demon’s back to bite into its spine. Swinging its head back and forth, tree-bear actually managed to tear one of the guardian fiend’s brimstone plates free in the process – flinging it to the side!

“Errrgh!” the guardian fiend growled, struggling to extricate itself and seeing that this was not likely to end in its favor – “Let me go and I’ll return your sword and give you a tribute from my own treasures!”

Emend’s finger was already pulling the trigger at this point.

His glock went off and the bullet struck true – putting out the demon’s eye in a nasty explosion of blood and jelly! It must have gone into the creature’s brain too, because the head abruptly went slack, handing down and exhaling a final breath of super-heated air.

The other head meanwhile, roared in pain, as the body thrashed in the burning roots that still held it fast.

A moment later, the fiend’s terrifying hellform was lost and it reverted back to an overly-large mastiff hound once more. For a second, it appeared as if the hound would simply vanish away – but then its still functioning eye flicked open and the hound whined – “Let’s just call it a draw, shall we? I can be very useful to you all. I guard stuff, that’s what I do. This whole fight was just a little posing on my part, I will admit. It didn’t really mean anything, but you see what I can do. Let me work for you. What say you?”
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Re: Loose Ends
« Reply #128 on: April 01, 2017, 07:17:35 pm »

Sighing, Saint looks over Robor to make sure he's fine, then looks over the others.

Beats is a little bruised, but other than that... thank you Lord. We're all okay.

Saint gets up and walks away from the demon, though he calls over his shoulder - "I think Robor should receive the honour of destroying it. Or him and Beats together, at least."

He heads towards the ghost girl.
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« Reply #129 on: April 01, 2017, 08:26:30 pm »

Beats pretends not have suffered and paradox effect and stretches his bicep in a threatening manner in front of the 'dog' "Where's da sword?" He simply says
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« Reply #130 on: April 01, 2017, 10:20:04 pm »

"Of course, the sword," the hound smiled (a little too eagerly). One couldn't help but suspect it was up to something, even now.

"I left it in the shadows, but I can take you to it."

The demon actually had the gall to give the quorum 'puppy-dog eyes' with that last part - but it came off a little too 'disturbed maniacle killer'.

He really needed to work on that.
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« Reply #131 on: April 01, 2017, 11:44:17 pm »

Emend raised his pistol and aimed it at the hounds other eye.

"We can find it without you. Anything else you want to add?"
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« Reply #132 on: April 02, 2017, 11:49:06 am »

Sensing that Emend was going to shoot it anyway, and finding the thought of Robor being robbed of his revenge for the mauling absolutely delightful (given the circumstance), the Mastiff Hound decided to taunt just a little - poking the bear so to speak.

"I doubt you could find it on your own," the hound grinned, using Sense of Sin to delve through Emend's vice; "After all, your pride has blinded you before."

"Too good you were to take your father's path, though it had served him - and by extension, you - quite well all of your pathetic banal life."
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« Reply #133 on: April 02, 2017, 12:21:05 pm »

Beats immediatly kicks it over onto it's side and stands above it "Next words are telling us where da sword is or we just kill ya."
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« Reply #134 on: April 02, 2017, 03:50:37 pm »

Being that the mastiff was so tall and still secured in flaming roots, 'kicking it over' proved a pointless exercise in futility. Even so, the underlying threat was received.

"Hahahaha!" The demon scoffed, "You can't kill me. You can only give me a 'time out'. And what does that matter to a being of eternity?"

Once again it employed Sense of Sin, to now examine Beats' own failings to pride.

"Tsk Tsk Tsk," it clucked, "Taking money that wasn't yours and then having the nerve to give it to charity - as if that made it all OK. Hahahahahaha! You sorry fools!"
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« Reply #135 on: April 02, 2017, 04:04:29 pm »

While Saint is stuck within the eternal limbo of travelling towards the ghost girl while the greed demon speaks, he takes a moment (as no one is looking) to reach into his pattern and claw at his own life force, wresting mana from himself. (Taking 1 unhealable Lethal damage and 1 strength damage for 6 mana total).

When he's done, he calls over his shoulder - "Beats, you can find the sword yourself - just as Morrowind taught you. Just destroy the damned thing already. It might claim that the time dead is nothing to it but it's still begging you for its life isn't it? Destruction for it should be terribly painful, if what Morrowind told us about angelic destruction was true."
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Re: Loose Ends
« Reply #136 on: April 02, 2017, 10:12:22 pm »

Robor shakes his head.
"I... I'm not going to remove the dog." Robor says, following after Saint. Wrath isn't his thing.
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« Reply #137 on: April 02, 2017, 10:15:40 pm »

Beats wrestles with his pride but holds for now "Yeh, I sinned, den repented. What we do. You? Your just recurring trash so dis is me keeping my word from last time, nothin more."

He uses his knife fist on its head until sure it is dead or he runs out first.
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« Reply #138 on: April 03, 2017, 03:25:27 pm »

The mastiff demon clenched its teeth in silent fury, as Beats pummeled its trapped head with powerful blow after powerful blow. The fiend did not bother trying to snap back at Beats however, and after its face had been reduced to a strange mix of blood, fur, and charcoal-black bone, the entire thing discorporated abruptly into billowing clouds of sulfuric yellow gas.

As Beats staggered back to avoid contact with the hazardous fumes, Usdiyona withdrew the burning roots back into the ground to smother out the flames - before they could spread and catch the woods themselves on fire.

Emend holstered his glock and the Saint finished his soul scouring, as Robor moved to join them.

The ghost-girl meanwhile, looked absolutely shocked at the way things had gone down and suddenly began struggling again to get out of the briar wall – especially when she realized that 'Charlie' was gone and the 'bad men' were now coming for her.

She cried in panic, as thorns snagged at her clothing and skin.
 
The ‘smell’ Emend had noticed at the gate, grew stronger as the quorum moved forward, becoming more and more like a disgusting mix of rotting vegetation and extreme body odor. It was the same smell Usdiyona was experiencing, though she could tell it was emanating from the bizarre clearing up ahead.

A moment later, Emend and Beats felt themselves transition through the curtain separating worlds. In that instant, the ghost-girl trapped in Usdiyona’s wall of briars became visible to everyone – as did the strange thrashing things in the clearing beyond. While still a bit distant from here, they appeared to be short stout trees of some kind, but twisted and gnarled into oddly spasmodic human-esque shapes.

And the smell… it now favored no one, assaulting the nostrils of all, with every breath.

A vague feeling of unease began to take hold on the quorum and the colors started to look wrong somehow, artificial, like an oversaturated photograph. Robor and Beats immediately recognized it from the last time they were here – they had somehow stepped unbidden into the Shadow once again!

Robor’s fleshless speech confirmed this, as it revealed everything here (except the ghost-girl and the quorum) were spirits.

The quorum also noted a number of small disturbing flowers dotting the ground all around; each having human mouths for blooms. Red wet quivering lips surround white teeth and flickering tongues. The mouths looked like they were quietly whispering something back and forth amongst themselves. 
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« Reply #139 on: April 03, 2017, 03:40:27 pm »

Saint ignores the change in their surroundings, the realization that they were in the shadow. He forces any concern he might have away so as to kneel in front of the girl.

"It's okay. We're not here to hurt you. My name is Saint. The ugly one with the tattoos back there is Robor. The stuck up looking guy in the suit is Beats. That fellow with the prideful expression glued onto his face like a mask is Emend. The bear - no, not that one, the one that turns into a girl, that's Usdi-Yona."

Saint smiles at each name, to let her know he's just joking with the little jabs at his companions.

"Can you tell me your name?"
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« Reply #140 on: April 03, 2017, 03:59:07 pm »

"Not ere again" Beats mutters to himself as he begins reaching out with his Spacial senses to find a trail to the sword
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« Reply #141 on: April 03, 2017, 05:42:52 pm »

"I suppose this is a Verge," Emend announces after they pass through.

"We should keep an eye on it. There's no telling who may stumble through."
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« Reply #142 on: April 04, 2017, 03:41:03 pm »

UsdiYona ages back from adult bear form to bear cub and playfully trots over to the girl. She then paws at the briar wall to release the girl and licks her hand with friendly eyes and a smile.
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« Reply #143 on: April 04, 2017, 03:46:47 pm »

Between the Saint's kind demeanor and UsdiYona's teddy bear-like antics in freeing her, the ghost-girl calmed down quite a bit.

Still very guarded however, she rubbed the thorn pricks on her arms and pointed at Robor accusingly - "He sent monsters to eat me!"
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« Reply #144 on: April 04, 2017, 04:02:03 pm »

Saint looks back at Robor sternly,

"Is that true Robor?"
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« Reply #145 on: April 04, 2017, 07:19:01 pm »

Robor raises an eyebrow.
"I, uh.... did I ever even have a monster to send?" He asks. "Is she talking about the plant thing?"
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« Reply #146 on: April 04, 2017, 07:35:29 pm »

"Yes!" the ghost-girl stated emphatically - "And he was fat, ugly, and slow!"

The way the girl spat out the last part, made it hard to tell if she meant that the Sklorch was 'fat', 'ugly, and 'slow'... or Robor was...
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« Reply #147 on: April 04, 2017, 08:12:25 pm »

"Well Robor I think you owe the young girl an apology."

Saint looks up at his fellow disciple expectantly.
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« Reply #148 on: April 04, 2017, 08:25:24 pm »

"Hey, watch yourself. Robor Robor is in now way fat and or ugly." Robor retorts.

"But I don't remember sending it against a little girl, just the witch and a.... a small thing...." Robor mumbles.

"OHHHHHHH." Robor says, finally figuring it out. "I'm so sorry little girl. I didn't know it was you, I thought it was a demon."
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« Reply #149 on: April 04, 2017, 09:39:14 pm »

"Hmph!" the little girl sulked for a moment with her arms crossed. She then brightened suddenly, looking like a kid who had just caught Santa Claus under the Christmas tree.

"A demon? They're real?" She asked excitedly, "You mean like Inuyasha? Is that why Charlie could change bigger? He is like Kilala isn't he! Only Kilala is a cat, not a dog, and she has two tails. Have you ever met Inuyasha? ..."

Before anyone could answer, the girl's face abruptly fell once again, and she began to cry, genuinely distressed at her own sudden realization that the 'Charlie' she knew and trusted had just been killed, right before her very eyes. She had no idea what a real demon was - only a romanticized fantasy to help process things she didn't understand.

In her mind, the cartoon character Kilala was a good guy, so by extension, 'Charlie' must have been a good guy as well.

"Chaaaarllieee!" she wept inconsolably.
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