Log:Session 127 (Meta, no ontology)

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[15:46] <&Hebizuka> *Welcome back to the Mazes, Tasia. You have visited 407 rooms. Next special room at the 408th, which is next door (!mrooms1). You are currently healthy with no outstanding problems to report. Your allies Telma and Lauren seem to be both okay. Next room is the next mission, should you choose to accept it.* [15:46] * Tasia makes a quick SIE check on her allies before proceeding! [15:47] <Tasia> Also, did I turn my rifle's light and laser off? If not, doing that now. [15:47] <&Hebizuka> *Do you want to check for morale, or other stats?* [15:47] <Tasia> Morale mainly. [15:47] <&Hebizuka> *You switch your Bad News' light and laser off. They did remain on.* [15:48] <&Hebizuka> [SIE] *Subject: Telma Greenwell. Morale: Poor (has sharply decreased recently)* [15:49] <&Hebizuka> [SIE] *Subject: "Little" Lauren Smith. Morale: Great (no change)* [15:49] <Tasia> "Hey, Telma. Are you holding it together?" [15:49] <~Tempest> [Telma] Could be better, but I'll manage... [15:49] <Tasia> "No more dragons, I promise." [15:50] <~Tempest> [Telma] I hope it's not anything worse waiting for us... [15:50] <Tasia> "I'm not going to pressure you into doing anything that you don't want to do - and if it comes down to it, you can always walk away at any time." [15:51] <~Tempest> [Telma] Nah, I've pulled through so far, I'm just afraid to die, yknow [15:52] * Tasia gives Telma a reassuring squeeze around the shoulders. "I've got your back, sugar. I'm not letting you die on my watch." [15:53] <Tasia> "Dying's the other guys' job!" [15:54] <~Tempest> [Lauren] And MY job is to ensure THEY die, so YOU don't have to! [/familiar air] [15:54] <Tasia> "Anyway, I'm ready when you are." [15:54] <Tasia> !mrooms1 [15:54] <&Hebizuka> [ Tasia ] Unique door: 2119 - Roomstyle: 341 [15:54] <~Tempest> [Telma] Yeah, I'm ready. [15:55] <~Tempest> [Lauren] Fuckin' ditto that! Let's kick ass! [15:55] * Tasia hoists the ULR and goes forward! [15:57] <&Hebizuka> *You are about to access the final mission. Do you confirm you wish to attempt it?* [15:57] <Tasia> Fkn Confirmed! [15:57] <&Hebizuka> *You enter once again into a huge, seemingly endless arena-like room. A voice booms out of nowhere: "Come and see, Chosen One!"* [15:58] <Tasia> "Show me whatcha got!" [15:58] <&Hebizuka> *A red light cuts through the darkness. The next horseman appears. Tall, muscular frame, tan skin, bright red eyes, and his hair seems to be literal fire. Not fire red. Literally fire hair. The horse he is riding is red, with the mane, the eyes and the legs also seemingly made out of giant flames.* [15:59] <&Hebizuka> *No points for guessing who it is.* [15:59] <~Tempest> [War] IT'S WAAAAAAAAAR! [16:00] <&Hebizuka> *Evidently, he had to be a loudmouthed showoff. He jumps off of his horse, then gazes at you and at your allies, smug grin on the face.* [16:00] <Tasia> "So where's your army, tough guy?" [16:00] <~Tempest> [War] Well, really, I'd rather you guys call me Warren. The war jokes were funny for the first two thousand years but now it's a bit boring. [16:01] <~Tempest> [Warren] Oh come on. Why does everyone expect me to have an -army-? Do I look LIKE I need an army? I'm a ONE-HORSEMAN-ARMY, baby! And from the looks of it... You seem like you're someone who can cause some damage. You've got a body count of ... hmm, about 100. Not bad. For a human... [16:01] <Tasia> "...Right. Well, as I suppose you know, I'm here to challenge you and add you to the list." [16:02] <~Tempest> [Warren] HA, HAHAHA. Now THAT'S what I like! [16:02] <Tasia> "Hey, you're a good deal more likeable than Pestilence." [16:02] <~Tempest> [Warren] Pesty is sooooo uptight. [16:03] <~Tempest> [Warren] But hey, I didn't choose my colleagues. [16:03] <~Tempest> [Warren] Alright, human. You wanna show off how good you are at fighting? Let's see, then. [16:03] <Tasia> "Showing off is one thing, but this is the real deal." [16:04] <Tasia> "At least we understand each other. Nothing personal, you know, that's how it is." [16:04] <~Tempest> [Warren] You know what they say. All is fair in love and... me! [16:05] <Tasia> "I can't promise to fight fair, but what's the point of that anyway?" [16:05] <&Hebizuka> *The fiery horseman snaps his fingers. Two crates with metal inserts show up on his side. War then floats backwards, and snaps his fingers once again ; three Death Faction lieutenants (who seem possessed) show up.* [16:06] <Tasia> "Ahhh. THERE'S your army." [16:06] <~Tempest> [Warren] Let me introduce you to Discord, Clash and Conflict. You guys have fun with these three first, I wanna watch before I dip in. [16:26] <&Hebizuka> *Discord takes cover behind the metal-covered wooden crate on Side 2, while Clash and Conflict move to theirs on Side 3. You are on Side 1 with a guaranteed piece of @cover as well. If the bot rolls "No cover at all!", reroll.* [16:26] <&Hebizuka> *Discord carries a sort of custom sniper rifle, while the other two have respectively an AR pattern and an AK pattern rifle, both custom as well.* [16:26] <Tasia> @cover [16:26] <MazeBot> A static tactical shield, "Guardian" model. (Health: 60, LDV modifier: -2. AC Eqv: Kevlar-3. Pass-through threshold: 10+ dmg. Pain modifier: x0.75) [16:27] <&Hebizuka> *The fight begins! Turn 1. If you wish to take cover, you must roll to do so. Your allies and your opponents will also roll.* [16:27] * Tasia dashes behind cover! "Telma, let's grenade the two over there! Lauren, the sniper's yours, fuck him up!" [16:28] <Tasia> @roll 2d6 [16:28] <MazeBot> Tasia: 9 [16:28] <&Hebizuka> *Success.* [16:28] <&Hebizuka> *Allies take cover...* [16:28] <&Hebizuka> @roll 2#2d6 [16:28] <MazeBot> Hebizuka: 5;6 [16:28] <&Hebizuka> *Telma: FAIL. Lauren: FAIL* [16:28] <&Hebizuka> *Enemies take cover...* [16:28] <&Hebizuka> @roll 3#2d6 [16:28] <MazeBot> Hebizuka: 12;9;6 [16:28] <&Hebizuka> *Discord: SUCCESS. Clash: SUCCESS. Conflict: FAIL.* [16:30] <&Hebizuka> *Can move this turn: Discord, Clash, You. Others must wait Turn 2 to move.* [16:30] <&Hebizuka> *What will be your next move?* [16:31] * Tasia draws her M7A3 tear gas grenade and pitches it at Clash! [16:33] <&Hebizuka> *Discord will throw a grenade at you. Clash aims at you, and will fire his UGL.* [16:33] <&Hebizuka> *Order this turn: Discord, Clash, You (cover speed)* [16:33] <&Hebizuka> *Discord's turn...* [16:33] <&Hebizuka> @roll 2d6 [16:33] <MazeBot> Hebizuka: 6 [16:34] <&Hebizuka> *Flashbang grenade! Fortunately, you were able to turn your eyes in time. You are not affected by the flashbang.* [16:34] <&Hebizuka> *Clash's turn...* [16:34] <&Hebizuka> @bodyaim [16:34] <MazeBot> [UPPER BODY] Upper body (Stomach, guts, lower back) [16:35] <&Hebizuka> @roll 2d6 [16:35] <MazeBot> Hebizuka: 4 [16:35] <&Hebizuka> *A buckshot grenade!* [16:35] <&Hebizuka> *Unfortunately for Clash, it's a complete miss. The pellets miraculously fly too high and hit nothing, despite the fact there's 20 of them.* [16:36] <&Hebizuka> *Your turn. You may roll now!* [16:36] <Tasia> @roll 2d6 [16:36] <MazeBot> Tasia: 10 [16:37] <&Hebizuka> *Tear gas grenade!* [16:38] <&Hebizuka> *The tear gas grenade explodes right in front of the crate Clash is using as cover, but it is quickly pushing large quantities of tear gas out, which engulf Clash and Conflict's side. Both of them are affected by the tear gas.* [16:39] <&Hebizuka> *They start coughing and tearing up pretty badly.* [16:39] <&Hebizuka> *End of Turn 1...* [16:40] <&Hebizuka> *Clash and Conflict are coughing and hacking, they have difficulties breathing.* [16:40] <&Hebizuka> *Turn 2. What is your next move?* [16:41] * Tasia shoulders her ULR and fires three rounds at Discord's head. [16:43] <&Hebizuka> *Telma will use her WA2000 and spend her turn deploy the bipod.* [16:44] <&Hebizuka> *Lauren draws her ARX-160 and attempts aiming at Conflict, going for a short trigger pull in full auto.* [16:44] <&Hebizuka> *Discord will deploy the bipod on his rifle.* [16:45] <&Hebizuka> *Clash will toss a grenade at Lauren.* [16:46] <&Hebizuka> *Conflict aims his rifle at you, using burst mode and pulling the trigger once.* [16:47] <&Hebizuka> *Order this turn: Discord, Telma, Clash, Lauren, Conflict, You* [16:48] <&Hebizuka> *Discord and Telma both spend their turns to set up and deploy their bipods.* [16:48] <&Hebizuka> *It sounds like a sniper battle is about to unfold.* [16:50] <&Hebizuka> *Clash's turn...* [16:50] <&Hebizuka> @roll 2d6 [16:50] <MazeBot> Hebizuka: 6 [16:50] <&Hebizuka> *A frag grenade! Distant-hit!* [16:51] <&Hebizuka> *Your cover absorbs most of the hit that was intended for Lauren. The explosion will splash around the cover, but will at least not cause -too- much damage; most importantly, the shrapnel will all hit the shield rather than any of you.* [16:51] * Tasia winces at the shock. [16:54] <&Hebizuka> @roll 1d13-1 [16:54] <MazeBot> Hebizuka: 2:3-1 [16:54] <&Hebizuka> *Two shrapnel hit the cover, which are easily bounced off the shield.* [16:55] <&Hebizuka> *The shield barely suffered scratches and flame-induced scorches. Everyone on your side sustains relatively minor Pain damage ; you in particular less than your allies, thanks to your augs.* [16:56] <~Tempest> [Lauren] Ouch! [16:56] <~Tempest> [Telma] Whoa! [16:57] <&Hebizuka> *Lauren's turn...* [16:57] <Tasia> "Hang on!" [16:59] <~Tempest> [Lauren] These sons of bitches won't see the day coming! [17:04] <&Hebizuka> @roll 1d6 Burst length [17:04] <MazeBot> Hebizuka, Burst length: 3 [17:05] <&Hebizuka> *Lauren will attempt shooting 3 rounds.* [17:05] <&Hebizuka> @roll 3#2d6 [17:05] <MazeBot> Hebizuka: 10;5;6 [17:08] <&Hebizuka> *Shots 1-3: 1 hit, 2 misses.* [17:09] <&Hebizuka> *Only one of Lauren's bullets hit the intended target. Lauren uses AP rounds, which work to great effect against the armor of the type worn by Conflict.* [17:09] <&Hebizuka> *Conflict seems to be wearing a plate, however...* [17:10] <&Hebizuka> *...And the AP bullet has apparently failed to penetrate the plate.* [17:12] <&Hebizuka> *In turn, that means Conflict suffers minimal damage.* [17:12] <&Hebizuka> *Conflict's turn...* [17:12] <&Hebizuka> *You see an AK being leveled at you!...* [17:15] <&Hebizuka> @bodyaim [17:15] <MazeBot> [UPPER BODY] Torso (Chest, back) [17:16] <&Hebizuka> @roll 3#2d6 [17:16] <MazeBot> Hebizuka: 3;8;6 [17:17] <&Hebizuka> *Shots 1-3: 1 hit, 2 misses.* [17:19] <&Hebizuka> *A round strikes you in the chest. Your Powered Combat Vest, one of the best armors ever made, is in the way, and protects you from otherwise severe damage. It significantly reduces the amount of pain and damage you sustain. However, you sustain an injury ; a blown open wound.* [17:19] <&Hebizuka> *You barely feel any pain from the shot - this vest is fantastic.* [17:20] <&Hebizuka> *Your Powered Combat Vest's condition has degraded to Good. It hasn't lost any of its protective power.* [17:21] <&Hebizuka> *Finally, it is your turn. You may roll now.* [17:22] <Tasia> @roll 3#2d6 [17:22] <MazeBot> Tasia: 11;7;7 [17:27] <&Hebizuka> *Shots 1-3: 3 hits, 0 misses.* [17:29] <&Hebizuka> *100% accurate fire here, as you plug three .338 AP rounds through his helmet... and consequently, his skull, which is now ventilated clean.* [17:29] <&Hebizuka> *As for the damage...* [17:30] <&Hebizuka> *Despite the helmet being ballistic protective and therefore preventing the shots to be TOO much of a mess... it is safe to say they are still QUITE messy.* [17:32] <&Hebizuka> *By quite messy, I mean half the back of Discord's head has exploded like an overripe fruit, spreading pretty much all of his grey matter complete with skull chunks and blood gravy, all over the floor behind him.* [17:32] <&Hebizuka> Tasia [Bad News ULR] DF Lieutenant /H\ [B] [17:34] <&Hebizuka> *You can officially call yourself "Most efficient counter-sniper" now.* [17:34] <&Hebizuka> *End of Turn 2.* [17:36] <&Hebizuka> *You are bleeding. There is nobody left on Side 2. Tear gas causes the remaining soldiers to cough and tear up.* [17:36] <&Hebizuka> *Turn 3. What is your next move?* [17:37] * Tasia drops the ULR for now and switches to Whisper, firing a long burst at Clash's head. [17:38] <Tasia> "Don' worry about ammo, open up on 'em!" [17:38] <~Tempest> [Tasia] I'm going to rain hell on em! [17:39] <&Hebizuka> *Telma is now in bipod deployed position. She aims at Conflict's torso and will try to dump all 7 of her shots on him!* [17:40] <&Hebizuka> *Lauren switches to her Glock 18C, aims at Clash's torso, turns on the laser sight, aligns him into her integrated reflex sight... and goes for a full-auto, long trigger pull! [17:45] <&Hebizuka> *Clash will throw another grenade at you.* [17:45] <&Hebizuka> *Conflict will throw a grenade as well, at Telma this time.* [17:46] <&Hebizuka> *Order this turn: Clash, Lauren, You, Conflict, Telma* [17:46] <&Hebizuka> *Clash's turn...* [17:47] <&Hebizuka> @roll 2d6 [17:47] <MazeBot> Hebizuka: 5 [17:47] <&Hebizuka> *Score -2 due to accuracy loss.* [17:47] <&Hebizuka> *Miss!* [17:47] <&Hebizuka> *The grenade was thrown completely in the wrong direction. It harmlessly explodes in the distance and harms no-one.* [17:48] <&Hebizuka> *Lauren's turn...* [17:48] <&Hebizuka> *+P ammunition increases the Glock's rate of fire!* [17:49] <&Hebizuka> @roll 5d11 Shots [17:49] <MazeBot> Hebizuka, Shots: 39 [17:49] <&Hebizuka> *Lauren will attempt firing 39 shots, which in other words means she will magdump again.* [17:49] <&Hebizuka> @roll 20#2d6 [17:49] <MazeBot> Hebizuka: 8;5;4;8;8;4;9;10;9;6;7;12;5;10;8;8;8;7;5;12 [17:49] <&Hebizuka> @roll 13#2d6 [17:49] <MazeBot> Hebizuka: 7;6;6;5;9;8;10;11;9;5;7;5;3 [17:54] <&Hebizuka> *Shots 1-7: 4 hits, 3 misses* [17:54] <&Hebizuka> *Shots 8-14: 4 hits, 3 misses, including 1 critical hit* [17:54] <&Hebizuka> *Shots 15-21: 1 hit, 6 misses, including 1 critical hit* [17:54] <&Hebizuka> *Shots 22-28: 2 hits, 5 misses* [17:54] <&Hebizuka> *Shots 29-33: 5 misses* [17:54] <&Hebizuka> *Total: 11 hits, 22 misses, including 2 critical hits* [18:04] <&Hebizuka> *Clash appears to have been hit by a truck! He is unable to move, he seems to be paralyzed! Clash is now stunned.* [18:06] <~Tempest> [Lauren] I swear to the Cardinal Gods, the gun shops must love me by now. [18:06] <&Hebizuka> *Lauren's weapon is now empty.* [18:07] <&Hebizuka> *Your turn. You may roll now.* [18:08] <Tasia> @roll 5d6 [18:08] <MazeBot> Tasia: 15 [18:08] <Tasia> @roll 15#2d6 [18:08] <MazeBot> Tasia: 6;4;8;6;8;4;10;10;7;6;8;8;9;7;6 [18:19] <&Hebizuka> *Shots 1-7: 3 hits, 4 misses* [18:19] <&Hebizuka> *POA deviation: Left hand. Shots 6-14: 4 hits, 3 misses* [18:19] <&Hebizuka> *POA deviation: Torso. Shot 15: Miss.* [18:19] <&Hebizuka> *Total: 7/15 hits.* [18:23] <&Hebizuka> *4 hits to the head, which strike the helmet, and another three strike the left hand, which is unprotected. What does it mean for the hapless Clash?* [18:26] <&Hebizuka> *The amount of damage the shots hitting the head did may not have been particularly high, but they've caused a severe dent to his head, which is now bloodied by blown open wounds. It seems Clash's head is visibly damaged, which certainly isn't going to help his condition.* [18:29] <&Hebizuka> *Then the hits to the hand follow. The segmented bullets do as their name implies; upon impact, they shatter and tear through the soldier's hand, causing more nasty wounds and bleeding. His left hand is damaged and on the verge of being disabled, which further lowers his accuracy.* [18:30] <&Hebizuka> *Clash looks wobbly. You've done a number to him.* [18:30] <&Hebizuka> *Conflict's turn...* [18:30] <&Hebizuka> @roll 2d6 [18:30] <MazeBot> Hebizuka: 9 [18:30] <&Hebizuka> *Smoke grenade!* [18:31] <&Hebizuka> @color [18:31] <MazeBot> White [18:31] <&Hebizuka> *The smoke grenade lands next to your piece of cover, before exploding and releasing a cloud of white smoke.* [18:32] <&Hebizuka> *The cloud lowers the accuracy of everyone on your side.* [18:33] <&Hebizuka> *Telma's turn...* [18:33] <&Hebizuka> @roll 7#2d6 [18:33] <MazeBot> Hebizuka: 6;3;9;6;4;5;5 [18:39] <&Hebizuka> *Telma is forced to shoot through the smoke. Despite the favorable setup ; a bipod, Match ammunition, a fantastic optic, she doesn't hit as many times as she wishes.* [18:39] <&Hebizuka> *Shot 1: Hit* [18:39] <&Hebizuka> *POA deviation: Stomach. Shot 2-3: 1 hit, 1 miss* [18:39] <&Hebizuka> *POA deviation: Right leg (cover) Shot 4-6: 3 misses* [18:39] <&Hebizuka> *POA deviation: Crotch (cover) Shot 7: Miss* [18:39] <&Hebizuka> *Total: 2/7 hits* [18:39] <&Hebizuka> *Two hits to the upper body, both of which land into Conflict's body armor.* [18:40] <&Hebizuka> *The trauma plate inside Conflict's vest does its job, and prevents any overpenetration.* [18:41] <&Hebizuka> *This means Conflict and Clash are still standing, though they're starting to hurt bad, and Clash looks totally disoriented.* [18:42] <&Hebizuka> *End of Turn 3...* [18:45] <&Hebizuka> *You are bleeding. The cloud of tear gas on Side 3 is almost dissipated. Telma's WA2000 is empty. Clash is bleeding very quickly and still appears to be stunned. Conflict looks better, but not much better. Both Soldiers still cough and hack from the tear gas.* [18:45] <&Hebizuka> *A hell of a mess this is.* [18:45] <&Hebizuka> *And War has a giant shit-eating grin, watching it all unfold!* [18:45] <&Hebizuka> *Turn 4. What is your next move?* [18:45] <~Tempest> [Telma] Gah, this fucking smoke! [18:47] * Tasia takes aim at Conflict's *face* with Whisper, flicks it to semi, and fires 6 aimed shots. [18:56] <&Hebizuka> *You will attempt to cherry-tap Conflict through the smoke...* [19:02] <&Hebizuka> *Telma switches to the Desert Eagle, and attempts to aim at Clash's head to dump 2 shots into him. The smoke is making it very difficult to aim, but she will try anyway.* [19:04] <&Hebizuka> *Lauren decides to switch to a Hidden state, going to drop behind the cover entirely.* [19:04] <&Hebizuka> *Clash is unable to move; he is stunned.* [19:05] <&Hebizuka> *Conflict will aim at you, going to try and fire another two bursts at you.* [19:08] <&Hebizuka> *Order this turn: Lauren, You, Telma, Conflict.* [19:09] <&Hebizuka> *Lauren is now hidden behind cover. She cannot attack anymore, but the cover now protects her entire body.* [19:09] <&Hebizuka> *Your turn. You may roll now.* [19:11] <Tasia> @roll 6#2d6 [19:11] <MazeBot> Tasia: 9;9;5;3;4;6 [19:12] <&Hebizuka> *Shots 1-6: 6 misses.* [19:12] <&Hebizuka> *Despite your utmost efforts, you are simply unable to hit shit.* [19:13] <&Hebizuka> *Telma's turn...* [19:13] <&Hebizuka> *The maid will try her very best to hit her target...* [19:14] <&Hebizuka> @roll 2#2d6 [19:14] <MazeBot> Hebizuka: 7;4 [19:14] <&Hebizuka> *Shots 1-2: 2 misses.* [19:14] <~Tempest> [Telma] Fuck, fuck, fuck! [19:15] <&Hebizuka> *Conflict's turn...* [19:15] <&Hebizuka> *Two bursts translate into 6 shots.* [19:15] <&Hebizuka> @bodyaim [19:15] <MazeBot> [LIMB] Right elbow [19:15] <&Hebizuka> @roll 6#2d6 [19:15] <MazeBot> Hebizuka: 9;5;6;5;5;4 [19:16] <&Hebizuka> *Shots 1-3: 3 misses.* [19:16] <&Hebizuka> *Shots 4-6: 3 misses.* [19:16] <&Hebizuka> *You hear the shots and the bullets fly and snap into your ears, but none of them hit.* [19:17] <&Hebizuka> *End of Turn 4...* [19:20] <&Hebizuka> *You're bleeding a little bit. Clash coughs and hacks, and bleeds rapidly - the soldier looks like he's agonizing, and he is still stunned. Conflict is not feeling much better. The cloud of tear gas dissipates and will no longer have an effect starting next turn. The cloud of smoke is almost dissipated.* [19:20] <&Hebizuka> *Turn 5. What is your next move?* [19:41] * Tasia decides to draw her Long Blade and dash out of the smoke toward Conflict, making three swipes at his neck! [19:48] <&Hebizuka> *This will make you move out of the smoke and be no longer affected by the smoke maluses.* [19:48] <&Hebizuka> *You will also no longer be behind cover.* [19:48] <Tasia> -nod- [19:48] <&Hebizuka> *Telma fires twice more at Clash, trying to hit his head still...* [19:49] <~Tempest> [Lauren] Fucking stupid me emptying my magazine thinking I had spares... And realizing I had none! [19:51] <&Hebizuka> *Lauren switches the laser sight on her G18 off, then removes the mag from her AA-12 to refill it with three spare Incendiary Slug shells from her leg rig.* [19:51] <&Hebizuka> *Clash is still stunned.* [19:52] <&Hebizuka> *Conflict aims at Telma, going to fire 2 more bursts at her.* [19:52] <&Hebizuka> *Order this turn: Lauren, You, Telma, Conflict* [19:52] <&Hebizuka> *Lauren refills her magazine...* [19:53] <&Hebizuka> *Your turn. You may roll now.* [19:54] <Tasia> @roll 3#2d6 [19:54] <MazeBot> Tasia: 4;10;11 [19:54] <Tasia> "Wahahahha! Die, die!" [19:54] <&Hebizuka> *Attacks 1-3: 2 hits, 1 miss.* [19:56] <&Hebizuka> *You hop over the shield, run out of the smoke like a bat out of hell, vault over the other side's crate, and go to slash and swipe at Conflict three times, two of which connect and cut through his neck, despite it being a very hard target to hit.* [19:57] <&Hebizuka> *Bypassing the helmet as a head protection, your blade only meets flesh, which causes predictably high amounts of damage.* [19:59] <&Hebizuka> *Your slashing is done with so much force, and so much strength, that you've managed to rip and tear the soldier's neck out - complete with blood projections which coat your clothing, armor, and face.* [20:00] <&Hebizuka> Tasia [Ishapore Long Blade] DF Lieutenant /H\ [B] [20:02] <&Hebizuka> *When Conflict drops on his knees, his head loosely hangs off. The body then remains stuck in that hilariously macabre position, stuck on its knees with arms and head hanging down, definitely dead.* [20:02] <&Hebizuka> *Clash seems to be growing terrified.* [20:02] <&Hebizuka> *Telma's turn...* [20:03] <&Hebizuka> @roll 2#2d6 [20:03] <MazeBot> Hebizuka: 11;6 [20:03] <&Hebizuka> *Shots 1-2: 1 hit, 1 miss.* [20:04] <&Hebizuka> *Just as you finish hacking Conflict to pieces, you hear the distinctively loud report of a .50 pistol from behind you. A split second later, you see Clash's helmet being struck by a hot-loaded slug...* [20:06] <&Hebizuka> *...which punches the helmet with enough force to bend it inwards! It doesn't appear there was any penetration, much to your surprise, but that nasty dent has GOT to have messed with his skull. [20:07] <&Hebizuka> *Indeed, the bullet kills not through pain - which was enough to sent Clash into a several-turns long blackout - but through sheer limb damage. Telma's round has disabled Clash's head, and he dies from sheer physical damage to the brain.* [20:07] <&Hebizuka> Telma [Desert Eagle MkXIX] DF Lieutenant /H\ [B] [20:07] <Tasia> "Yeeeaaahhhh! Good work, now for the main show!" [20:07] <&Hebizuka> *Ending fight...* [20:08] * Tasia hoists her sword-bayonet to the sky. [20:08] <&Hebizuka> *You are bleeding a little bit.* [20:08] <&Hebizuka> *End of fight! (5 turns)* [20:10] <~Tempest> [Lauren] I was feeling... Strange. [20:10] <~Tempest> [Telma] Me too. [20:10] <~Tempest> [Telma] I feel angry at... something! There's something, I dunno what exactly but I HATE it right now! [20:11] <Tasia> "Damn right! But we won!" [20:12] <&Hebizuka> *Warren has a devilish, almost too wide of a grin on his face.* [20:12] <Tasia> "Well, we won that round. Stay mad, if it helps!" [20:13] <~Tempest> [Warren] Well done. Had that fight dragged just a smidgeon longer, I think you wouldn't be calling them your friends anymore. Oh well... That just didn't last long enough. Maybe I should make the fun last some more and join in myself, huh? [20:13] <&Hebizuka> *Warren snaps his fingers. The shield and the two crates disappear, though the bodies remain.* [20:14] <Tasia> "I've got ammo left." [20:15] <&Hebizuka> *In the shield's stead, a specific piece of cover appears on your side.* [20:15] <&Hebizuka> An empty dumpster. (Health: 68, LDV modifier: -3. AC Eqv: Kevlar-3. Pass-through threshold: 10+ dmg. Pain modifier: x0.50) [20:15] <&Hebizuka> *And it smells, too.* [20:16] <~Tempest> [Warren] I'll give you a semblance of a sporting chance... You can all go hide behind that dumpster ahead of time. Come on, go ahead. Get behind it. [20:16] <~Tempest> *Your allies rush behind the new cover. Lauren grimaces at the smell.* [20:17] * Tasia wipes the blood from her blade and steps behind the dumpster, trying not to breathe too deeply. [20:18] <&Hebizuka> *Warren approaches and enters the arena. Something spawns into each of his hands in a flash of fiery light...* [20:18] <~Tempest> [Lauren] Oh... my gods. [20:18] <~Tempest> [Telma] Oh we are SO fucked. [20:19] <Tasia> "No. No we're not. Hold steady!" [20:19] <&Hebizuka> *In each of his hands, an MG42 machine gun. Yeah, because he is War, he gets to dual wield them and not have much of a problem. One could wonder whether he's doing that for show.* [20:21] <Tasia> "Time to grenade the fuck out of him, Telma!" [20:21] <&Hebizuka> *The fight begins! Turn 1, what is your next move?* [20:22] * Tasia tosses a C4 charge from her belt. [20:26] <&Hebizuka> *You will throw a C4 charge like a grenade. You must wait next turn to detonate it. Do you confirm this is what you want?* [20:27] <Tasia> Confirmed [20:28] <&Hebizuka> *Telma grabs a hold of one of her MkIIIA2 grenades, in order to toss it at the Horseman!* [20:28] <~Tempest> [Lauren] Oh it's so ON! [20:28] <&Hebizuka> *Lauren draws her AA-12, and fires as many shots as she possibly can in semi-auto (10 shots) at his torso.* [20:29] <&Hebizuka> *War will unleash a firestorm attack, aimed at Lauren. Quite the "fight fire with fire" situation...* [20:30] <&Hebizuka> *Order this turn: You, Telma, War, Lauren. You may roll now.* [20:30] <Tasia> @roll 2d6 [20:30] <MazeBot> Tasia: 6 [20:30] <&Hebizuka> *You toss the C4 charge. Landing distance: Distant. You threw it a bit too far...* [20:31] <&Hebizuka> *Telma's turn... [20:31] <&Hebizuka> @roll 2d6 [20:31] <MazeBot> Hebizuka: 11 [20:31] <&Hebizuka> *WHAM! The grenade explodes practically into War's face!* [20:33] <&Hebizuka> *Not much apparent damage seems to be visible... It did blow up and tear to pieces most of his clothing, it did soot up his face, but it also made him start laughing like a maniac.* [20:33] <&Hebizuka> *War's turn...* [20:33] <&Hebizuka> @bodyaim [20:33] <MazeBot> [EXTREMITY] Right foot [20:33] <&Hebizuka> @roll 2d6 [20:33] <MazeBot> Hebizuka: 7 [20:34] <&Hebizuka> *The firestorm attack hits your piece of cover. A deluge of flames intended to hit Lauren hits the dumpster instead. Before it smelled, now it's starting to smell of -burning- putrefaction.* [20:35] <&Hebizuka> *The dumpster took minimal damage, though.* [20:35] <&Hebizuka> *Lauren's turn...* [20:35] <&Hebizuka> @roll 10#2d6 [20:35] <MazeBot> Hebizuka: 7;9;7;10;5;2;10;8;5;2 [20:35] <&Hebizuka> @roll 1d100 Malf check [20:35] <MazeBot> Hebizuka, Malf check: 88 [20:35] <&Hebizuka> @roll 1d100 Malf check [20:35] <MazeBot> Hebizuka, Malf check: 70 [20:35] <&Hebizuka> *No malfunctions this turn.* [20:36] <&Hebizuka> *Shots 1-5: 4 hits, 2 misses.* [20:37] <&Hebizuka> *POA deviation: Neck. Shots 6-10: 1 hit, 4 misses.* [20:37] <&Hebizuka> *Total: 5/10 hits.* [20:38] <&Hebizuka> *The incendiary slugs do ignite, but the fire seems to die out quickly on War's body...* [20:39] <&Hebizuka> *End of Turn 1.* [20:40] <&Hebizuka> *Warren seems to heal some of the damage he has received...* [20:40] <~Tempest> [Warren] Oh, the fun is only starting now! [20:41] <&Hebizuka> *You're still bleeding a little bit.* [20:41] <&Hebizuka> *Turn 2. What is your next move?* [20:41] * Tasia detonates the C4! [20:41] <&Hebizuka> *The detonator will be activated. As a noncombat action, the detonation will occur immediately at the start of the turn.* [20:42] <&Hebizuka> *Telma draws her Desert Eagle and fires two shots at him, aiming for center mass.* [20:49] <&Hebizuka> *Lauren continues emptying her AA-12 into Warren in semi-auto mode.* [20:51] <&Hebizuka> *Warren will use his dual MG42s to try and attack you with both, about to fire a short burst with both weapons!* [20:51] <&Hebizuka> *Order this turn: You, Telma, War, Lauren. You may roll now.* [20:52] <&Hebizuka> *Press the detonator?ยต [20:52] <Tasia> [Y] [20:52] <&Hebizuka> *Click.* [20:52] <&Hebizuka> *A thunderous explosion rocks the entire arena.* [20:52] <&Hebizuka> *Warren is caught in the blast...* [20:53] <&Hebizuka> *Unfortunately, Warren has survived. The fires on his cranium are almost out, though. He seems about very close to give up...* [20:54] * Tasia hopes her allies can finish him! [20:54] <&Hebizuka> *Telma's turn...* [20:54] <&Hebizuka> @roll 2#2d6 [20:54] <MazeBot> Hebizuka: 7;5 [20:54] <&Hebizuka> *Shots 1-2: 1 hit, 1 miss.* [20:54] <&Hebizuka> *Telma's Desert Eagle is empty!* [20:55] <~Tempest> [Warren] OH GEEZ DAMMIT OKAY OKAY I GET IT [20:56] <&Hebizuka> *The horseman kneels on the ground. After a few seconds of awkward silence, his fire-hair restarts.* [20:56] <~Tempest> [Warren] Alright, playtime's over. Fuck's sakes, Daria isn't going to be happy... [20:57] <~Tempest> [Warren] Freaking C4. When did humans get so deadly? Man it was easier when all you guys had was spears and sticks. [20:57] <&Hebizuka> *End of fight! (2 turns)* [20:58] <~Tempest> [Warren] Shit, that felt so anticlimactic. No 11 minute heavy metal montage of this battle for me. [20:58] <Tasia> "That was a loooong time ago. You've been out of the loop! Just wai and see what we'll have waiting for you next time!" [20:58] <~Tempest> [Warren] Dude, that's AWESOME how you guys got deadly. Next time, just you see, next time I'll be way way better. [20:59] <~Tempest> [Warren] Keeps me healthy to know there's still hilariously awesome ways to kill each other. Keep the murdering up, guys! You won this one. You'll be the first in millenia to say you've deveated moi, War in person! [21:00] * Tasia snaps Warren a salute. "Peace, man." [21:00] <~Tempest> [Warren] Peace? BLARGH. War, lass. War! [21:00] * Tasia cackles. "Ehehehehe.... Ah wow, I'm bleeding." [21:00] <~Tempest> [Warren] Let it be known, I don't change! Ever. And I don't hide behind seven proxies either! [21:01] <&Hebizuka> *War summons his horse, and rides into the darkness until you can't see the flames anymore. A doorway appears. The bodies of his minion soldiers are still on the ground.* [21:01] <Tasia> "They also say you're good for absolutely nothing, too. Not that I agree necessarily..." [21:02] <~Tempest> [Lauren] I LOVED this guy. Not at all like the other two freaks! [21:02] * Tasia takes out an IB and patches he hole in her torso. [21:03] <&Hebizuka> *You take one turn to set the backpack down, before reaching and using the IB.* [21:03] <Tasia> "Yeah, goes to show that you can be a bad guy and stil be a decent guy." [21:03] <&Hebizuka> *You are no longer bleeding.* [21:04] <Tasia> "Anyone short on ammo? Le's see what these mooks left us." [21:05] <~Tempest> [Lauren] I gotta reload the AA-12 and the Glock. I went a bit crazy on both. [21:05] <~Tempest> [Telma] Yeah, Desert Eagle and WA2000 both empty for me, too. [21:07] <&Hebizuka> Telma [Desert Eagle MkXIX] War [21:07] <Tasia> "So you're out of everything for those?" [21:08] * Tasia goes over to check the guns on the floor. [21:08] <~Tempest> [Telma] Lemme see if I still have ammo. [21:08] <~Tempest> [Lauren] Nah I still got shells! Hold on [22:22] <&Hebizuka> *Your allies set down their backpacks as well, to reach for ammunition and other relevant items.* [22:23] <~Tempest> [Telma] Oh, man, that magdump was such a bad idea, I'm nearly out of ammo for the WA2000... [22:24] <~Tempest> [Telma] Oh... Oh right ,there's the SAP stuff. But I've wasted a lot of Match rounds. Shit, nobody got any .300WM? [22:24] <Tasia> "I've got none on me." [22:24] <Tasia> "The SAP is probably better for this anyway." [22:25] <~Tempest> [Telma] Shit. Well... You might have a point. [22:25] <Tasia> "At least we have it when we need it most, right?" [22:25] <&Hebizuka> *Telma will detach the magazine from her WA2000 and fill it with .300 WM SAP, then chamberload the rifle with a 7th round.* [22:25] <~Tempest> [Telma] It's now or never, I'd say... [22:26] <Tasia> What've the dead troops got as far as guns? [22:26] <&Hebizuka> *Afterwards, she will swap her empty Deagle magazine for her last full one in the leg rig.* [22:27] <&Hebizuka> *You take a look at the opposition's inventory...* [22:27] <&Hebizuka> *You spot 5 weapons on the floor. There is also the dead bodies' load bearing gear.* [22:27] <&Hebizuka> [Weapon] Class 2 - Custom AK "Conflict" assault rifle | 7.62x39mm - Semi/Burst3/Full | AutoROF: 5 | M.Brake, Optic[ACOG,4x], Fgrip | AK-47 40-round mag, +1 | Weight: 14 - [30+1/40 FMJ] - Cond: Excellent / Clns: Excellent [22:28] <&Hebizuka> [Weapon] Class 4 - M18 smoke grenade. FT+2, FT+1 on users for 3 turns. CRITFAIL reverses effects, FAIL nulls effect, CRITWIN stuns target 1 turn. Weight: 3/item [22:28] <&Hebizuka> [Weapon] Class 1 - Custom AR "Clash" assault rifle | 5.56x45mm NATO - Semi/Full | AutoROF: 8 | M.Brake, RFX[553], Laser[PEQ5,100%], LRail[N/A], UGL[M203A1] | STANAG 60-round mag, +1 | Weight: 18 - [59+1/60 AP | Empty] - Cond: Excellent (UGL: Excellent) / Clns: Lubricated (UGL: Lubricated) [22:28] <&Hebizuka> [Weapon] Class 4 - M84 Flashbang grenade. FT+4 for two turns. CRITFAIL affects user, FAIL nulls effect, CRITWIN stuns target 1 turn. Weight: 1/ite [22:28] <&Hebizuka> [Weapon] Class 1 - Custom Rem700 "Discord" sniper rifle | .300 Winchester Magnum - Bolt-action | M.Brake, Optic[MK2,12x], Bipod(I), Light[X300U,100%] | Custom 700-300WM magazine, 5 rounds, +1 | Weight: 26 - [4+1/5, API] - Cond: Excellent / Clns: Lubricated [22:28] <&Hebizuka> *These are the weapons you see.* [22:28] <~Tempest> [Telma] The motherfucker had .300WM! Gimme! Gimme ALL of it! [22:29] * Tasia snags the ACOG and foregrip from the AK and uses them to replace the holo sight and bipod on her SCAR. [22:29] <Tasia> "All yours!" [22:29] <&Hebizuka> *Will you drop or spare the RFX and bipod? [22:29] <Tasia> Drop. [22:30] <&Hebizuka> *Done. The SCAR-L has been equipped with the new accessories.* [22:31] <&Hebizuka> *Lauren sits down to refill her Glock and AA-12 magazines by hand... again. 33 rounds for the former, 11 for the latter.* [22:31] * Tasia decides to equip the SCAR in her Class 1 slot and carry the ULR in hand... thinking that she'll just magdump and drop the heavy rifle as soon as she can. [22:32] <&Hebizuka> *Please wait, adjusting equipment...* [22:33] <&Hebizuka> *Swapping equipped weapons takes one turn.* [22:33] <Tasia> "Man, it's a shame that nobody has any rocket launchers or anything, I really have a craving for something like that." [22:33] <~Tempest> [Telma] I'm saving my grenade launcher for the last one. [22:34] * Tasia equips her last C4 charge and one MkIII HE grenade, offering the last MkIII to whoever wants it. [22:35] <&Hebizuka> *You take one turn per weapon you take out from the backpack. Lauren volunteers to take the last grenade.* [22:37] * Tasia finally takes out the Accuratio mushroom and Amphetamine pill from her vest, offering the pill to Telma and the shroom to Lauren - Lauren's the one who likes shrooms, after all. [22:38] <Tasia> "Take these as soon as we're all ready, hmm?" [22:39] <&Hebizuka> *Your allies nab these items immediately.* [22:39] <~Tempest> [22:40] <~Tempest> [Lauren] Sir, yes sir! Figuratively. [22:40] <&Hebizuka> *Do you wish to do any more gear movement?* [22:41] * Tasia thinks she's good! [22:42] <&Hebizuka> *Telma and Lauren will search through the Soldier bodies to see if there's anything interesting.* [22:42] <Tasia> "I don't wanna weight myself down with more than I need to right now... let's just hit 'em! Last one!" [22:43] <~Tempest> [Telma] One sec, just searching through here... [22:43] <Tasia> "Eh, grab anything you want though, if you want it." [22:44] <~Tempest> [Lauren] UNF. That AK is GREAT. But I can't drop the ARX... It's too good... [22:44] <~Tempest> [Lauren] Ah, whatever. I'll just ... [22:46] <&Hebizuka> *Lauren extracts and empties Clash's weapon and spare magazine. She acquired 120 rounds of 5.56 NATO AP.* [22:46] <Tasia> "Whichever you want! You can put the relfex sight back on it..." [22:46] <Tasia> "Or... okay." [22:46] <~Tempest> [Lauren] Look mate, our gear has got to be good if we were able to face War and survive. I think I'm confident in my stuff right now. All we need is more ammo. [22:46] <Tasia> "Yeah, might as well take the muzzle brake too since we probably don't need to be quiet." [22:47] <~Tempest> [Lauren] Ooh, good plan. [22:47] <Tasia> "Might help ol' Lighning stay on target." [22:47] <&Hebizuka> *Lauren unscrews the muzzle brake from Clash, and installs it on her ARX-160 instead.* [22:48] <&Hebizuka> *Meanwhile, Telma looks for ammo as well...* [22:48] <&Hebizuka> *Telma searches, and empties Discord plus spare magazines. She acquires 20 rounds of .300 WM API.* [22:48] <~Tempest> [Telma] That's perfect. [22:49] <&Hebizuka> *She places that ammo in her Vest, and moves the rest of her SAP ammo from the Pack to Vest/Main as well.* [22:50] <&Hebizuka> (forget my last) [22:51] <&Hebizuka> *She places that ammo in her Pack.* [22:51] <Tasia> "Ready to put an end to things?" [22:52] <&Hebizuka> *Resolving turns... Please wait.* [22:57] <&Hebizuka> (Correction ; Lauren only refills the AA-12 with 7 shells, which takes 1 turn less.) [22:58] <&Hebizuka> *13 turns pass...* [22:59] <&Hebizuka> *All done.* [23:00] <~Tempest> [Telma] Alright, let's rock. [23:00] <~Tempest> [Lauren] That's my line! [23:01] <&Hebizuka> *Single doorway ahead.* [23:01] <Tasia> "Meds down?" [23:02] <Tasia> "A bit of accuracy boost, or so it says on the tins! Can't go wrong with that. Anyhing that helps..." [23:02] <Tasia> !mrooms1 [23:02] <&Hebizuka> [ Tasia ] Unique door: 1988 - Roomstyle: 491 [23:02] <~Tempest> [Lauren] Should we take them now? [23:03] <Tasia> "Death waits for no man, but then again we're not men! But yeah, let's roll." [23:07] <&Hebizuka> *Telma nabs the amphetamine pill, and swallows it immediately.* [23:07] <&Hebizuka> @roll 1d100 [23:07] <&Hebizuka> (Fuck) [23:07] <MazeBot> Hebizuka: 48 [23:08] <~Tempest> [Telma] Damn, is that what it feels like to have sharp vision? [23:09] <Tasia> "Do you need glasses?" Tasia chuckles and gives Telma a playful pat on the shoulder. [23:10] <~Tempest> [Telma] Not anymore, ever! I hope I won't get addicted to this stuff... [23:13] <&Hebizuka> *Lauren swallows the shroom...* [23:14] <&Hebizuka> @roll 1d100 [23:14] <MazeBot> Hebizuka: 50 [23:14] * Tasia shoves the door open, leading with the long muzzle of the ULR! [23:18] <&Hebizuka> *Moving forwards!* [23:20] <&Hebizuka> *You pass the doorway, which is actually a flight of downwards stairs.* [23:21] <&Hebizuka> *You end up in a completely empty room, almost void black. It's like you've reached the edge of nothingness itself. The silence is deafening.* [23:23] * Tasia flicks the weaponlight on her ULR to On. [23:23] * Tasia sweeps the room... [23:24] <&Hebizuka> *The weaponlight detects nothing. In fact, the light beam seems to lose itself into the distance, as if there were no walls and you were just in a giant void space.* [23:24] <&Hebizuka> *Without much warning, the next horseman appears...* [23:24] <Tasia> "Whoah, it's like being in vac." [23:24] <Tasia> "At least we can breathe..." [23:24] <&Hebizuka> *The horse is sickly grey, with a jet black mane, and void black eyes. Its rider appears ot be a hooded figure, but you can clearly see that there is no visible body under the hood, as if the rider itself was invisible.* [23:25] <&Hebizuka> *She needs no introduction, it is Death herself. Alongside the horse and its rider, you see a shinigami, carrying the traditional scythe. The shinigami is female.* [23:26] <~Tempest> [???] Greetings. I am Daria, and I shall speak on behalf of Mistress Death. [23:27] <&Hebizuka> *Daria appears to also have void black eyes and hair, and seems so pale you'd swear she's sickly, if you didn't have this impression she is the one radiating with hair-rising deadly sensations that you can't quite describe...* [23:27] <Tasia> "Speak your piece, then." [23:28] <~Tempest> [Daria] Are you aware of the reasons that drove my Mistress to meet you in person before your time has come? [23:28] <Tasia> "Elaborate if you wish. I may have missed something." [23:30] <~Tempest> [Daria] There are several symbols which represent death in this world. Namely, the number four. Generally, when there are four symbols of something, reuniting them represents the end, death, finality. The four Amulets you are seeking are the ones intended to bring the end of your journey. My Mistress and Her Colleagues, as the Four Horsemen, represent the end of times. [23:31] <~Tempest> [Daria] But my Mistress dislikes taking away those whose time hasn't come yet. It wouldn't be ethical, it wouldn't be natural for Her to kill you right here, right now. [23:32] <&Hebizuka> *She pauses, to let you respond if you wish.* [23:33] <Tasia> "Then let her meet my challenge how she chooses to. There's no end of time, only change... and there come strange aeons when even Death may die." [23:34] <~Tempest> [Daria] We do believe it is in your best interests to listen to us before you commit to the challenge.. [23:34] <Tasia> "If you're so eager to put an end to time, then put what you have left to use." [23:35] <~Tempest> [Daria] Like you, the King fought my Masters, and like you he had fought and defeated Pestilence, Famine, and War. But upon meeting Death, he had wished not to fight her. He was instead offered a choice, the choice to either go home and live on until his time would come, tortured by the knowledge his world was to end after his own end. Or he could choose to end the suffering and accept [23:35] <~Tempest> his fate. [23:36] <~Tempest> [Daria] The King had chosen to die immediately. He had nothing to live for anymore, other than the hopes and wishes that someone would know about his story and warn the future world about a similar fate coming to them next. He had cursed the one person who would find his tomb to be the one chosen to bring an end to this world. [23:37] <~Tempest> [Daria] And thus he has chosen YOU, Anastasia Kirsi Vakilaainen. To my Mistress, you are another King, you are a perturbator of the natural order. You are not of this world, and so you must be terminated, and this world reset. [23:38] <Tasia> "Your notion of a natural order is nothing more than a mockery." [23:38] <&Hebizuka> *The hooded figure dismounts her horse (you presume it can be called a 'her'), and attempts to engulf you into her cloak. You expect to die, but all you feel is intense cold and shivering... As if your life wanted to leave your body, but couldn't.* [23:39] <&Hebizuka> *Daria seems troubled.* [23:39] * Tasia struggles to escape! [23:39] <Tasia> "Unhand me!" [23:40] * Tasia can't see, so attempts to wrestle her way out! [23:40] <&Hebizuka> *You can't escape Death's grasp... but she eventually releases you. Her hooded figure steps back and turns her back to you, facing Daria instead, as if communicating through unheard words.* [23:40] <~Tempest> [Daria] Why aren't you... ...yes... what? [23:40] <~Tempest> [Daria] Could it be true?... Oh no, have we made a terrible mistake? [23:41] <Tasia> "You freak! You abomination! Fight me!" [23:41] <~Tempest> *Daria coughs and ahems. For someone so pale, you find it unnerving to watch her face flush red with embarrassment.* [23:41] * Tasia reels, trying to level the heavy ULR... [23:41] <~Tempest> [Daria] Ahem... um... Please lower your weapon... [23:41] <Tasia> "Why?" [23:42] <~Tempest> [Daria] We... I mean. My Mistress has felt something. Your fate isn't to die now. You've taken on the challenges that her fellow Colleagues have imposed on you... While she believes you are a perturbator, you are much unlike the King. Unlike him, there is no special powers... no innate abilities... nothing that MAKES you a perturbator... [23:43] <Tasia> "....Okay. So what are you planning?" [23:43] <~Tempest> [Daria] You are simply a being of exceptional skill, as it may very well seem to be. Most impressive... considering you aren't even native to this realm. [23:43] * Tasia relucantly lowers the barrel. [23:43] <~Tempest> [Daria] *She sighs deeply.* I regret to say this... An order is an order. It was ordered to remove you from the world of the living, but we do not see WHY. [23:44] <Tasia> "So who do you take orders from?" [23:44] <&Hebizuka> *The hooded figure approaches Daria... too much. It seems that the hood is engulfing the shinigami, as if the invisible figure was entering Daria.* [23:44] <&Hebizuka> *It would seem that the Horseman has possessed her familiar's body!* [23:45] <~Tempest> [Death] Show me how you fight against my fellow Horsemen, Contestant... Defeat this body and I will let you go alive. Should you fail, I will take you away. [23:47] <&Hebizuka> *You are starting to feel an intense, deathly feeling... As if the atmosphere itself had begun decaying since Death took a physical form!* [23:47] <&Hebizuka> *The fight begins now!* [23:47] <Tasia> @cover [23:47] <MazeBot> A metallic file case full of papers. (Health: 53, LDV modifier: -2. AC Eqv: Kevlar-2. Pass-through threshold: 8+ dmg. Pain modifier: x0.75) [23:48] <&Hebizuka> *There is no cover in this room!* [23:48] <&Hebizuka> *Rolling for cover is not allowed!* [23:48] <Tasia> Oh okay! [23:48] * Tasia aims the ULR at Daria's center mass and fires off all eight shots! [23:54] <&Hebizuka> *Telma draws her GM-94 and fires all three grenades at her.* [23:55] <&Hebizuka> *Lauren draws her ARX, switches the laser sight on, and fires full auto, long burst at Daria, towards the center mass.* [23:56] <&Hebizuka> *Daria seems not to move, but you have the intimate feeling she is doing something.* [23:56] <&Hebizuka> *Order this turn: Daria, Telma, Lauren, You.* [23:57] <&Hebizuka> *Daria's turn...* [00:15] <&Hebizuka> *Daria doesn't seem to move or do anything, but she seems to have flashed black just now.* [00:15] <&Hebizuka> *As soon as you saw her flash, you get this deathly feeling of decay again...* [00:26] <&Hebizuka> *All of your equipped weapons seem to have degraded. (Brand new > Excellent). All of your clothing and armor appears to have taken damage (Headgear, Top, Bottoms, Footwear: Good > Worn). You feel like you've lost some of your strength, and that your body is taking structural damage. The same decaying seems to have happened to your allies. * [00:27] <&Hebizuka> *Without even attacking you, Daria has caused worryingly expansive amounts of damage...* [00:27] <&Hebizuka> *Telma's turn...* [00:27] <&Hebizuka> @roll 3#2d6 [00:27] <MazeBot> Hebizuka: 10;12;7 [00:28] <&Hebizuka> *Shots 1-3: 3 hits, including 1 critical hit.* [00:28] <&Hebizuka> *Telma shows off her absolute best shooting with the grenade launcher - three hits with explosive-incendiary grenades!* [00:29] <&Hebizuka> *It seems to have had no effect on Daria!* [00:30] <&Hebizuka> *Or rather ,very little.* [00:31] <~Tempest> [Daria] Is that all? [00:32] <&Hebizuka> *You feel like Telma has barely caused a scratch...* [00:33] <&Hebizuka> *Lauren's turn...* [00:33] <&Hebizuka> @roll 5d6 shots fired [00:33] <MazeBot> Hebizuka, shots fired: 13 [00:33] <&Hebizuka> @roll 13#2d6 [00:33] <MazeBot> Hebizuka: 7;7;6;6;5;8;6;7;7;8;5;11;9 [00:36] <&Hebizuka> *Shots 1-7: 3 hits, 4 misses* [00:36] <&Hebizuka> *Shots 8-13: 3 hits, 3 misses* [00:36] <&Hebizuka> *Total: 6/13 hits* [00:37] <&Hebizuka> *Daria is struck by six armor-piercing 5.56 rounds. Not that AP seems to be going to do any good. The shinigami body seems to be exceptionally durable...* [00:38] <&Hebizuka> *This appears to have had SOME minor effects on her... at least more than the grenade spam.* [00:40] <&Hebizuka> *Your turn. You may now roll.* [00:40] <Tasia> @roll 8#2d6 [00:40] <MazeBot> Tasia: 9;3;7;7;3;6;10;7 [00:44] <&Hebizuka> *Shots 1-5: 3 hits, 2 misses* [00:45] <&Hebizuka> *POA deviation: Left leg. Shot 6: Miss. You ran out of ammo!* [00:45] <&Hebizuka> *Total: 3 hits, 3 misses.* [00:47] <&Hebizuka> *The .338 rounds have caused some significant damage to Daria. You can clearly see her flinch and wince from the shots. It does seem bullets work, after all!* [00:48] <&Hebizuka> *Your Bad News ULR however, is empty, as evidenced by the bolt locked open.* [00:49] <&Hebizuka> *End of Turn 1.* [00:49] <&Hebizuka> *That decaying feeling is happening again.* [00:54] <&Hebizuka> *Telma's GM-94 appears to be taking a mysterious beating - it appears to be visually and progressively losing its shit more and more!* [00:55] <&Hebizuka> *Everyone's clothing and armor, weapons, body health, and strength has mysteriously been lowered once again.* [00:55] <&Hebizuka> *Turn 2. What is your next move?* [00:55] <~Tempest> [Daria] You can't escape fate... But we can make it come faster. [00:56] * Tasia drops the ULR and reaches for her SCAR-L... making a long auto burst at Daria's torso and a second long burst at her head, thanks to the scope. [00:57] * Tasia flicks the laser on! [00:57] <&Hebizuka> *The Bad News ULR rifle is now on the floor.* [01:03] <&Hebizuka> *Telma draws her Desert Eagle, and dumps all 7 shots she has at Daria's torso.* [01:03] <&Hebizuka> *Lauren continues opening fire with the ARX-160, about to shoot another long burst in full-auto.* [01:04] <&Hebizuka> *Daria points a finger at you. She seems to be going to attack you... somehow.* [01:04] <&Hebizuka> *Order this turn: Telma, You, Lauren, Daria* [01:04] <&Hebizuka> *Telma's turn...* [01:05] <&Hebizuka> @roll 7#2d6 [01:05] <MazeBot> Hebizuka: 6;3;8;12;4;10;8 [01:07] <&Hebizuka> *With Telma's enhanced accuracy, she gets in more hits than she usually would.* [01:07] <&Hebizuka> *Shots 1-3: 2 hits, 1 miss* [01:07] <&Hebizuka> *POA shift: Torso. Shots 4-6: 2 hits, 1 miss.* [01:07] <&Hebizuka> *POA shift: Torso. Shot 7: Hit.* [01:07] <&Hebizuka> *Total: 5/7 hits.* [01:09] <&Hebizuka> *5 hits! An exceptional accuracy ratio for a Desert Eagle!* [01:12] <&Hebizuka> *Telma's shooting has caused significant damage to Daria. She seems visibly damaged now...* [01:13] <&Hebizuka> *Gaping, smoking holes can be seen on her body where the bullets hit, but they don't bleed or hint at the presence of flesh.. As if she's made out of plasticine.* [01:13] <&Hebizuka> *Your turn. You may now roll.* [01:13] <Tasia> @roll 5d5 [01:13] <MazeBot> Tasia: 11 [01:13] <Tasia> @roll 11#2d6 First blast [01:13] <MazeBot> Tasia, First blast: 7;6;5;8;8;3;7;8;7;8;12 [01:13] <Tasia> @roll 5d5 [01:13] <MazeBot> Tasia: 16 [01:14] <Tasia> @roll 16#2d6 Second blast [01:14] <MazeBot> Tasia, Second blast: 10;6;10;11;11;6;8;5;7;7;5;3;5;4;7;8 [01:14] * Tasia goes full-on rock-and-roll. [01:15] <&Hebizuka> *You first align your weapon at Daria's torso, flick the laser on and the selector to A for Automatic.* [01:15] <&Hebizuka> *Then you press that trigger.* [01:16] <&Hebizuka> *High accuracy, nearly no recoil at all... That sounds like lots of hits, right?* [01:18] <&Hebizuka> *First attack...* [01:19] <&Hebizuka> *Shots 1-10: 9 hits, 1 miss.* [01:19] <&Hebizuka> *Shot 11: 1 hit, including 1 critical hit.* [01:19] <&Hebizuka> *Total: 10/11.* [01:19] <&Hebizuka> *Second attack...* [01:20] <&Hebizuka> *No shots could be fired - the SCAR-L had run out of ammunition, having had exactly 11 shots left!* [01:21] <Tasia> "Fuck! I forgot to swap mags!" [01:21] <&Hebizuka> *You couldn't get to start shooting at her head... but what you did fire, you hit on nearly all counts!* [01:23] <&Hebizuka> *It doesn't seem that it caused that much damage though...* [01:23] <&Hebizuka> *Some, but not much.* [01:24] <&Hebizuka> *Like they say, anything helps though.* [01:24] <&Hebizuka> *Lauren's turn...* [01:24] <&Hebizuka> @roll 5d6 Shots [01:24] <MazeBot> Hebizuka, Shots: 14 [01:24] <&Hebizuka> *Lauren will attempt to shoot 14 rounds.* [01:25] <&Hebizuka> @roll 14#2d6 [01:25] <MazeBot> Hebizuka: 10;7;5;5;7;8;8;6;7;9;7;4;9;9 [01:27] <&Hebizuka> *Shots 1-7: 5 hits, 2 misses.* [01:27] <&Hebizuka> *Shots 8-14: 5 hits, 2 misses.* [01:27] <&Hebizuka> *Total: 10/14 hits.* [01:27] <&Hebizuka> *All while unloading her fire, Lauren screams a war cry out, like an angry banshee.* [01:29] <&Hebizuka> *Daria is pelted with even more shots...* [01:29] <&Hebizuka> *And she seems to wobble and wince some more. [01:35] <&Hebizuka> *Daria's turn...* [01:35] <&Hebizuka> *Two void-black lightning bolts are fired in your direction...* [01:36] <&Hebizuka> @bodyaim [01:36] <MazeBot> [HEAD] Head (Neck) [01:36] <&Hebizuka> @bodyaim [01:36] <MazeBot> [UPPER BODY] Upper body (Stomach, guts, lower back) [01:36] <&Hebizuka> *One hits your head, the other your torso.* [01:36] <&Hebizuka> *You don't feel very much pain, but you do get the feeling the body parts hit by the black lightning are causing some limb damage.* [01:37] * Tasia growls in anger and becomes more determined! [01:37] <&Hebizuka> (the lightning is causing the body parts hit to lose limb damage) [01:37] <&Hebizuka> (terrible fucking phrasing there) [01:38] <&Hebizuka> *End of Turn 2. The decaying effect continues...* [01:39] <~Tempest> [Lauren] I'm feeling terrible... [01:40] <Tasia> "Me too, but I'm NOT backing down!" [01:41] <&Hebizuka> *The SCAR-L and the Tokarev are decaying. (Cond: Excellent -> Good).* [01:42] <&Hebizuka> *You can see Telma's GM-94 is taking such a bad hit from decaying that it now looks rather worn!* [01:44] <&Hebizuka> *Several pieces of your clothing are decaying. Headgear, Top, Bottom, Footwear: Worn -> Damaged. Body armor, Arms addon, Legs addon: Good -> Worn.* [01:44] <~Tempest> [Telma] What the fuck is happening to our armor? [01:45] <~Tempest> [Lauren] The bitch's trying to decay EVERYTHING WE HAVE! [01:47] <&Hebizuka> *Turn 3. What is your next move?* [01:48] * Tasia swaps to the Bizon and fires a long burst at Daria's torso. Let's see if 9mm Seg has an effect! [01:49] <&Hebizuka> *Telma starts panicking and raises her WA2000. She fires all 7 shots inside this gun - which is her last weapon with ammo still inside - at Daria's torso.* [01:49] <&Hebizuka> *Lauren simply doesn't stop shooting with the ARX-160, shooting another full-auto burst at Daria, long trigger pull again.* [01:50] <&Hebizuka> *Daria points at you again, and prepares to make another unknown attack.* [01:51] <&Hebizuka> *Order this turn: You, Lauren, Daria, Telma* [01:51] <&Hebizuka> *You may roll first.* [01:51] <Tasia> @roll 5d6 [01:51] <MazeBot> Tasia: 16 [01:52] <Tasia> @roll 16#2d6 [01:52] <MazeBot> Tasia: 8;7;8;10;3;8;9;9;7;6;7;8;7;6;6;6 [01:55] <&Hebizuka> *Shots 1-7: 6 hits, 1 miss.* [01:55] <&Hebizuka> *POA shift: Torso. Shots 8-14: 5 hits, 2 misses.* [01:55] <&Hebizuka> *POA shift: Stomach. Shots 15-16: 2 misses.* [01:55] <&Hebizuka> *Total: 11/16 hits.* [01:58] <&Hebizuka> *While you successfully hit your target several times, the Bizon simply isn't powerful enough and the 9mm Makarov segmented bullets simply strike and shatter upon hitting Daria's body, without causing so much as a scratch! A valiant effort...* [01:59] <&Hebizuka> *Lauren's turn...* [01:59] <&Hebizuka> @roll 5d6 shots [01:59] <MazeBot> Hebizuka, shots: 14 [01:59] <&Hebizuka> @roll 14#2d6 [01:59] <MazeBot> Hebizuka: 2;6;7;4;4;7;7;11;5;9;5;2;12;9 [02:00] <&Hebizuka> @roll 1d100 malf check [02:00] <MazeBot> Hebizuka, malf check: 71 [02:00] <&Hebizuka> @roll 1d100 malf check [02:00] <MazeBot> Hebizuka, malf check: 35 [02:00] <&Hebizuka> *No malfunctions this turn - thankfully for Lauren!* [02:00] <&Hebizuka> *Shots 1-9: 5 hits, 4 misses.* [02:01] <&Hebizuka> *After the 9th shot, it would seem Lauren's weapon ran empty. Her magazine is finally dry!...* [02:02] <&Hebizuka> *5 more hits of 5.56 AP strike Daria. They don't cause much more damage, some of the rounds even seem to completely fail to penetrate.* [02:03] <&Hebizuka> *Daria seems to be in a bad shape. Her body is full of holes, and she does seem like she's on her last stretch.* [02:04] <&Hebizuka> *Daria's turn...* [02:04] <&Hebizuka> *A bolt of acid green lighting strikes you ... it seems to be a corrosive touch!* [02:05] <&Hebizuka> @bodyaim [02:05] <MazeBot> [UPPER BODY] Upper body (Stomach, guts, lower back) [02:08] <&Hebizuka> *This hurts a bit, this caused some damage to your torso, but most importantly, it seems to be screwing violently with your PCV, which seems to lose a significant amount of protective power! The corrosive touch splashes onto the weapon you last used as well, which isn't very good for the weapon's condition... (PP-19: Excellent -> Good)* [02:08] <&Hebizuka> *Your PCV is now Ruined. It barely protects you much more than a light vest, now...* [02:08] <&Hebizuka> *And if this goes on, it's going to fall apart!* [02:09] <&Hebizuka> *Telma's turn...* [02:09] <&Hebizuka> @roll 7#2d6 [02:09] <MazeBot> Hebizuka: 2;4;8;6;6;12;8 [02:09] <&Hebizuka> @roll 1d100 Malf check [02:09] <MazeBot> Hebizuka, Malf check: 100 [02:10] <&Hebizuka> *Shot 1: Critical failure.* [02:10] <&Hebizuka> *Much to Telma's utter terror, her WA2000 malfunctions and stovepipes on the first shot. Not only this wastes a string of potentially good shots, it also forces her to waste the rest of the turn to clear the stovepipe rather than open fire...* [02:12] <&Hebizuka> *End of Turn 3...* [02:12] <&Hebizuka> *The decaying effect continues its ravages...* [02:13] <~Tempest> [Telma] MOTHERFUCKER, WHAT A PIECE OF SHIT [02:13] <&Hebizuka> *Telma is starting to panic big time.* [02:14] <&Hebizuka> *Even Lauren, who is usually too insane to care about much, is starting to lose her cool.* [02:14] <&Hebizuka> *Telma's GM-94 is now in visibly poor condition, and looks like it's going to break apart!* [02:15] <&Hebizuka> *Your clothing and armor, and that of your allies, continue decaying.* [02:15] <&Hebizuka> *Telma SRA arm pads have completely decomposed into pieces and have been destroyed!* [02:16] <&Hebizuka> *You're losing even more strength. You're now barely feeling as good as you were before your augmentations.* [02:18] <&Hebizuka> *Your head has decayed to the point of being damaged. You're feeling less accurate, and slightly more sensitive to pain.* [02:19] <&Hebizuka> *Turn 4. What is your next move?* [02:20] * Tasia reloads! Pulls a 30-rd magazine from her vest and hurriedly slams it into her SCAR. [02:21] <&Hebizuka> *Not enough space to put the [0/60] STANAG magazine into the vest. Let it drop on the floor?* [02:21] <Tasia> Yep. [02:21] <Tasia> Heck, if I could do damage by throwing it I would [02:21] <&Hebizuka> *The old magazine falls down and remains on the ground, while you grab and slam a fresh one home. Your SCAR-L is now reloaded! [29+1/30 AP]* [02:22] * Tasia snaps the charging handle! [02:22] <&Hebizuka> *The weapon satisfyingly makes a "clack"! sound.* [02:22] <&Hebizuka> *However, your turn is now over.* [02:24] <&Hebizuka> *Telma doesn't let up, and attempts shooting Daria with the WA2000 once again - six shots to the torso!* [02:26] <&Hebizuka> *Lauren continues screaming non-words and raaahs and arrrghs at Daria, lamenting the fact her own ARX-160 is now empty. She flicks the laser sight off, then switches to the Glock 18, turning the laser sight of THAT gun on. She will purely and simply magdump into Daria's torso.* [02:27] <~Tempest> [Lauren] I'M GONNA FUCKING KILL YOU, AND THEN I'LL KILL YOU AGAIN, AND I DON'T CARE IF YOU'RE DEATH PERSONIFIED I WILL KILL YOU [02:28] * Tasia shouts in assent! "And then we'll be he new death and kill you all over again!" [02:28] <&Hebizuka> *Daria points you again with her finger, about to attack.* [02:29] <&Hebizuka> *Order this turn: Lauren, Telma, Daria.* [02:29] <&Hebizuka> *Lauren's turn...* [02:29] <&Hebizuka> @roll 5*11 [02:29] <MazeBot> Hebizuka: 55:5*11 [02:30] <&Hebizuka> *The weapon currently has 33 rounds loaded, meaning the magdump will last one turn.* [02:30] <&Hebizuka> @roll 20#2d6 [02:30] <MazeBot> Hebizuka: 5;4;11;12;9;5;7;8;10;6;11;9;8;7;6;8;3;3;5;3 [02:30] <&Hebizuka> @roll 13#2d6 [02:30] <MazeBot> Hebizuka: 12;6;3;5;8;12;4;7;7;8;6;9;8 [02:30] <&Hebizuka> *It seems as though Lauren has a lot more trouble fighting off her weapon's recoil...* [02:33] <&Hebizuka> *Shots 1-6: 3 hits, 3 misses, including 1 critical hit* [02:33] <&Hebizuka> *Shots 7-12: 5 hits, 1 miss* [02:33] <&Hebizuka> *Shots 13-18: 2 hits, 4 misses* [02:34] <&Hebizuka> *Shots 19-24: 1 hit, 5 misses, including 1 critical hit* [02:34] <&Hebizuka> *Shots 25-30: 1 hit, 5 misses, including I critical hit* [02:34] <&Hebizuka> *Shots 31-33: 3 misses* [02:35] <&Hebizuka> *Total: 12/33 hits* [02:37] <&Hebizuka> *Despite the -hail- of fire Lauren has delivered to Daria, it seems that she has suffered only very minimal damage. Next to none, in fact.* [02:37] <&Hebizuka> *Telma's turn...* [02:37] <&Hebizuka> @roll 6#2d6 [02:37] <MazeBot> Hebizuka: 4;7;5;9;5;12 [02:38] <&Hebizuka> *Shots 1-3: 1 hit, 2 misses.* [02:38] <&Hebizuka> *Shots 4-6: 2 hits, 1 miss.* [02:38] <&Hebizuka> *Total hits: 3/6.* [02:38] <&Hebizuka> (including 1 critical hit on the 4-6 line) [02:40] <&Hebizuka> *Telma's fire seems to have done MUCH more! While one bullet has completely failed to do any damage, the other two have, and to great effect!* [02:40] <&Hebizuka> *Daria wobbles and staggers in what you'd say is pain, but you know she can't feel pain... So what is going on here?* [02:40] <&Hebizuka> *It would appear that Daria is stunned!* [02:41] <&Hebizuka> *Daria cannot proceed with her attack due to stunning. The turn thus ends.* [02:41] <&Hebizuka> *End of Turn 4... The decaying continues its ravages.* [02:42] <&Hebizuka> *Telma's GM-94 has broken apart into pieces!* [02:44] <&Hebizuka> *Your Powered Combat Vest fails and falls apart!* [02:44] <&Hebizuka> *Your body armor is now dead weight!* [02:45] <&Hebizuka> *Lauren's Twaron arm pads fall apart from excessive decaying and are destroyed!* [02:46] <&Hebizuka> *Your strength has lowered further, and you're now feeling the effects of low strength. You will have more trouble managing recoil.* [02:49] <~Tempest> [Telma] We will never make it... [02:50] <&Hebizuka> *Turn 5. What is your next move?* [02:50] * Tasia magdumps with the SCAR! "Finish her!" [02:50] <&Hebizuka> *Telma is out of ammunition for all three of her guns! She is requesting orders.* [02:51] <&Hebizuka> *Lauren grabs her AA-12, switches to full-auto, and dumps a full-auto long burst at Daria while howling like a total madwoman - which she is.* [02:51] <Tasia> "Just do something, use a grenade, I don't know!" [02:51] <~Tempest> [Telma] Explosives didn't work! And my grenade launcher is toast! [02:51] <Tasia> "Then hit he deck!" [02:52] <&Hebizuka> *Telma panics!* [02:52] <&Hebizuka> *She will not act this turn.* [02:52] <&Hebizuka> *Daria points her finger at you once again...* [02:54] <&Hebizuka> *But she realized she cannot bring herself to charge any energy. She is stunned!* [02:54] <&Hebizuka> *The only ones acting this turn are you and Lauren, so make it count.* [02:55] <&Hebizuka> *Order this turn: You, Lauren. You may roll first.* [02:55] <Tasia> @roll 15#2d6 [02:55] <MazeBot> Tasia: 9;8;7;7;8;7;6;8;5;6;6;6;7;7;10 [02:55] <Tasia> @roll 10#2d6 [02:55] <MazeBot> Tasia: 7;4;3;5;6;8;6;7;7;2 [03:00] <&Hebizuka> @roll 1d100 Malf check [03:00] <MazeBot> Hebizuka, Malf check: 58 [03:01] <&Hebizuka> *No malfunction this turn!* [03:03] <&Hebizuka> *Shots 1-5: 5 hits, no misses* [03:03] <&Hebizuka> *Shots 6-10: 1 hit, 4 misses* [03:03] <&Hebizuka> *Shots 11-15: 1 hit, 4 misses* [03:03] <&Hebizuka> *Shots 16-20: No hits, 5 misses* [03:03] <&Hebizuka> *Shots 21-25: No hits, 5 misses* [03:03] <&Hebizuka> *Total: 7/25 hits* [03:03] <&Hebizuka> *Magdump has fired 25 out of 30 shots - if opponent is still alive next turn, magdumping will continue.* [03:05] <&Hebizuka> *Daria screams like a banshee. Her scream echoes in the silence.* [03:06] <&Hebizuka> *Daria's body loses the hood, and drops on the floor. The hood seems to float in the air, as if an invisible figure - presumably Death herself - is wearing it back.* [03:06] <&Hebizuka> Tasia [FN SCAR-L] Death [03:06] <&Hebizuka> *End of fight! (5 turns)* [03:07] <&Hebizuka> *The strength-decaying effect ceases, and you return to your full strength, though the rest of the damage is lasting and permanent...* [03:07] <~Tempest> [Lauren] Did... Did we do it? Did we kill the witch? [03:08] <~Tempest> [Telma] Oh gods I survived through this, oh gods I'm alive, I'm alive, thank you, gods, thank you... [03:20] <&Hebizuka> *Lauren switches OFF the laser on her G18.* [03:23] <Tasia> "We did it. WE FUCKING DID IT." [03:24] <~Tempest> [Lauren] WE DID IT. DING DONG, MOTHERFUCKERS, THE WITCH IS DEAD! [03:24] <~Tempest> [Telma] *Breaks down into tears from the sheer emotion.* [03:24] * Tasia collapses to her knees, lets go of her SCAR-L and lets it fall to the sling around her shoulders, and reaches for her four amulets. [03:24] <&Hebizuka> *Daria's body seems to reanimate itself. She slowly stands back up.* [03:26] <~Tempest> [Daria] ... agh. M... Mistress Death would like to let you know that... agh. That she accepts her defeat. And that on behalf of all four Riders, she would like to extend a few rewards, on top of our departure. [03:26] <~Tempest> *Death herself seems to have summoned her mount again, which she climbs onto.* [03:26] <Tasia> "....What rewards?" [03:26] * Tasia pauses, ready to attempt to activate the amulets... [03:27] <~Tempest> *Death seemingly lifts one (invisible) arm upwards. You hear a loud fingersnap, and a flash of light floods the previously void-black room, revealing it to be a standard, empty, featureless room. In the process, your body, and the body of your allies, have been fully healed of any and all suboptimal conditions.* [03:27] <&Hebizuka> *Your head is no longer damaged.* [03:30] <~Tempest> [Daria] In addition; she would like to offer you a divine gift, as well as an unrestricted wish. [03:30] <~Tempest> [Daria] You are free to accept any of these as parting gifts... Just let her know which you desire, either one, both, or neither, and it shall be granted. [03:31] <Tasia> "...I wish for my old ally Akemi Hirayama to be alive and well in her home." [03:31] <Tasia> "With knowledge that Regina's alive, I'm alive, and the world is safe!" [03:31] <Tasia> "Make it so!" [03:33] <Tasia> "That's all I want right now. You can render the divine gift to one of my allies I guess." [03:33] <Tasia> "Or hell, give it to Akemi." [03:33] <Tasia> "Yes." [03:35] <~Tempest> [Daria] It shall be granted as such. Your friend Akemi will be returned from the dead, with the divine gifts of Kowa and Yaku in her possession. [03:35] <Tasia> "What are those, if I may ask?" [03:36] <~Tempest> [Daria] Respectively, a pistol and a tantou knife, both of which customized and engraved. [03:37] <Tasia> "That's great. She'll enjoy those." [03:37] <Tasia> "You were one hell of a bitch to fight, but I have to say, it was worth it!" [03:37] <Tasia> "And now-" [03:37] <~Tempest> [Daria] With this said and done, our mission here is complete. We have nothing to do here anymore and we have failed to fulfill our contract, so we shall return to our lair. [03:37] <Tasia> "And stay there!" [03:37] <~Tempest> [Daria] Goodbye, Anastasia Kirsi Vakilaainen. And good luck on your way home. [03:38] * Tasia chuckles. [03:38] <&Hebizuka> *Daria and Mistress Death disappear.* [03:38] <&Hebizuka> *Mission complete!* [03:38] <&Hebizuka> *Normal mission set complete! You may now freely roam into the Mazes, or invoke the Amulets now and reach endgame.* [03:39] * Tasia beckons Telma and Lauren close, and clenches the four amulets in her hand. "Byakko! Suzaku! Genbu! Seiryuu! I invoke you!" [03:39] <&Hebizuka> *Suddenly, a blinding flash of light explodes out of the Amulets!* [03:41] <&Hebizuka> *The amulets fuse into one before your eyes before they blind you completely.* [03:42] <&Hebizuka> *You and your two allies have survived until the end... For a moment, you cannot see or hear anything.* [03:42] <&Hebizuka> *When you can see again, you're unsure whether your eyes are playing tricks on you, because all you see is white. But you come to realize that indeed, you, Telma and Lauren are in a seemingly endless white area.* [03:42] * &Hebizuka appears. [03:43] <&Hebizuka> Long time no see, Tasia. [03:44] <Tasia> "Well, well, well. Hebizuka, is it?" [03:44] <&Hebizuka> Mhm. That's me. You've come a long, long way since you got your starting gear... [03:44] <Tasia> "Would you even believe all the shit we had to go through to get here?" [03:44] <&Hebizuka> Feels like years already. [03:44] <&Hebizuka> Oh, yeah. I've seen all of it. [03:45] <&Hebizuka> All the challenges, the hurdles... Well, all the shit you've been through to get here. As the Contestant, you've survived through all that indeed, and you have proven your worth. [03:46] <&Hebizuka> For this, I want to simply say congratulations. You've done what most of anyone else would think impossible. [03:47] <Tasia> "I couldn't have done it without my allies. Those here and those not." [03:48] <&Hebizuka> That is very humble of you. Yes, perhaps your allies have played a big part into this, that's why they're here with you now. [03:48] <&Hebizuka> *Telma and Lauren glance at each other.* [03:48] <Tasia> "I'm just thankful that in the end, everyone gets to go home..." [03:49] * Tasia glances down at her feet for a moment, still shaking a bit from the shock of combat. [03:51] <&Hebizuka> Now... Well. [03:51] <&Hebizuka> I don't have a business suit, a tie, or a weird voice quirk, but I have to sound like I do. [03:52] <&Hebizuka> Tasia, I have an offer to make, and it's time to choose. [03:52] * &Hebizuka summons three doors [03:52] * Tasia nods. "It's not a choice that I can make for the others with me." [03:53] <&Hebizuka> I did promise that should you reunite the Amulets, you would be given the right to return home. And my offer is a choice, where this is still one of the options. However... I can extend two other possibilities. The first of them, if you so desire, for any reason you may have, I can send you back in the Mazes. Or... [03:54] <&Hebizuka> ...You can discover exactly what exactly is your purpose, why your title is Contestant, if you choose to follow me in my quarters. There is a reason you are here with me, but I can only explain if you are ready to give up your right to return home in order to know the truth, for the simple reason that what you will learn... may not allow you to leave. [03:54] <&Hebizuka> Tasia, the decision rests in your hands. Take any time you need to think about it. [03:54] <&Hebizuka> Left door: Go home - Middle door: Go back to the Mazes - Right door: Learn the truth [03:58] * Tasia turns to her allies. "You'll ahve to make your own choices here, and I'm afraid that this might be where we part ways. You have lives back in the Mazes, and enough wealth now to do whatever you choose. The future's wide open for you. But for me.... I don't have anything to go back to. A half-toxic home world where daily survival is a struggle? The burned-out radioatcive wreckage and cinders of what I called my home for the last few years? [03:58] <Tasia> "I have to go through the last door to the truth." [03:59] <~Tempest> [Lauren] Oh shit... I had no idea your old life was literally post-apoc material. I read a LOT of those in the libraries... [03:59] <~Tempest> [Telma] I don't know what to think... [04:00] <~Tempest> [Telma] You make a good point, I think but... I would feel terrible abandoning you. At the same time, after all we survived it would be such a shame to die now. [04:00] <Tasia> "The apocalypse? It's not an event. It's the last hundred years of my history, on a hundred worlds... trying to build up crystal spires on the bones of honest men and women. Maybe in another hundred it might be a good life. I can't wait that long." [04:01] <~Tempest> [Lauren] And they say life is tough in the Mazes. [04:01] <~Tempest> [Lauren] Telma, whatchu think? You wanna go home? Or go with Tas? [04:02] <~Tempest> [Telma] I feel like I'm honor-bound to follow whatever Tasia wants me to do. She has done for... WE have done so much together. I'm set for life. I was set for life since we did that bank heist. I'll leave it to Tasia. [04:02] <Tasia> "The only regret I'd be leaving behind is that I'd like to have seen Earth once. I've heard it's quite a jewel... but no, I can't go back." [04:02] <Tasia> "If you want to follow me, I'll never tell you no." [04:02] <~Tempest> [Lauren] Earth? What a funny name for a realm. [04:02] <~Tempest> [Lauren] Had no idea there were a world called that. Anyway... Real talk. [04:03] <~Tempest> [Lauren] Me, I'm just a paid merc. My life's out here in the Mazes. It was a honor serving you, and I shall go home rich and satisfied for sure. I'll sell all those precious metal bars and those jewels, and retire from mercenary life. Gonna be tits and sandwiches all day every day for me. [04:04] <~Tempest> [Lauren] Twas a real honor serving under your command, Tasia, but I gotta go home, so let's make this an official thing... Please relieve me of my contract and dismiss me. [04:04] <Tasia> "Yeah, I understand. I kinda envy you. But before I relieve you, I have one last request. Will you indulge me?" [04:04] <~Tempest> [Lauren] Anything you want. [04:05] * Tasia steps over to Lauren and embraces her in a tight hug, nearly lifting her off he ground. "Thank you." [04:06] <~Tempest> [Lauren] Ah?! Ahahaaa, cmon Tasia, that's alright! Was just doin my job! [04:06] <~Tempest> *She awkwardly hugs back.* [04:07] <~Tempest> [Telma] Well... the call home is too hard to resist. Tasia, I think I'll be going too. You don't want me to put myself into more danger, so I think I'll retire from being a maid. I'm going to be the one who gets to have maids, now. [04:07] <Tasia> "Now, Lauren Smith, I relieve you of your conract under honorable terms. Go have yourself a good life. Think of us sometime." [04:07] <&Hebizuka> *"Little" Lauren is no longer bound by a contract.* [04:08] * Tasia turns to Telma and embraces her as well. "Goodbye, Telma. Thank you for everything, you've been a good friend. You and Lauren look out for each other now, okay?" [04:08] <~Tempest> [Lauren] Sure thing! [04:08] <~Tempest> [Telma] You too, Tas'. And will do. [04:08] * Tasia sniffles. "I'm not one for long goodbyes... so... -sniff- Goodbye!" [04:09] <&Hebizuka> *Your allies are invited to pass through the middle door to return home, which they do.* [04:09] <&Hebizuka> *As they finally wave goodbye one last time, you watch them quit the White Area.* [04:09] <&Hebizuka> *Now you are alone with the Admin...* [04:09] * Tasia turns and dashes for the door she's chosen for herself, or rather, that has chosen her since the beginning. [04:09] <&Hebizuka> So Tasia. Which way? [04:09] <Tasia> "The right door. The door of Truth." [04:10] <&Hebizuka> Please follow me then. [04:10] * Tasia follows, taking deep breaths to calm her nerves. [04:12] <&Hebizuka> *You enter into a wide, dark room, lit only by the many screens you see across one of the wider walls. The room is something of a cross between a giant command office, an oversized security room, and at least for the other half, an unkempt bedroom, with a large bed, and a lot of clutter. It would seem that Hebi isn't the best at keeping her quarters clean.* [04:12] <&Hebizuka> *Each and every of the screens seem to be camera feeds into many, many rooms of the Mazes, surveillance established into nearly every corner of the realm, right into people's bedrooms, residential area shower rooms, military barracks, and so on.* [04:13] <&Hebizuka> Welcome to the Administrator HQ, or as I like to call it, 'home'. [04:13] * Tasia scans her eyes across the screens at random. [04:13] <Tasia> "So.. what is it that you do here, exactly?" [04:13] <&Hebizuka> *The monitors change channels at regular intervals. You perceive glimpses of scenes in MzW's everyday life.* [04:14] <&Hebizuka> This is from here that I manage this entire world. I can do pretty much everything, but most of the day it's a whole lot of watching, making sure demands are met, populations and statistics kept in check, and the world balanced. [04:14] <Tasia> "That makes you nearly a god yourself, doesn't it? At least, in function if not form." [04:14] <&Hebizuka> You see, what you may have witnessed out there... the whole human-youkai thing, the cops and the criminals, the angels and the demons, none of it was intentional. I may have planted the creatures originally but I have let them develop into orders, societies, groups. [04:15] <&Hebizuka> You could say that I'm above even the Gods of this realm... But I don't really do much anymore. I mostly watch. [04:15] <&Hebizuka> And then there's you. The Contestant. [04:15] <&Hebizuka> You've chosen not to return home, or into the Mazes. So I owe you an explanation. [04:18] * Tasia listens intently. [04:18] <Tasia> "So.... what's the purpose of the Contestant, and the purpose of the Mazes themselves?" [04:20] <&Hebizuka> You may think, and you could be right to think that way, that this term exists because of the prophecy that was crafted by the shrine maidens of the Cardinal Faith, something like 700 years ago. 704, if I remember correctly. [04:21] <&Hebizuka> 704 years, 4 months and 5 days after that prophecy was made, you showed up. [04:21] <&Hebizuka> In actuality, this is made up. I've invented the story and "passed" it down to the first mikos, who then spread it as part of their faith. [04:22] <&Hebizuka> The real meaning of the term Contestant is because you are, or rather, have been and successfully fought through all the challenges you've gone through, because it was my plan that you would accept the missions, pull through, and defeat your opposition, from the first hellhound you killed, to the Four Horsemen today. [04:23] <&Hebizuka> And that you have been tested for your potential worth. [04:24] <Tasia> "To what end?" [04:24] <&Hebizuka> You were chosen because you came from another world, and your life arrived to an untimely death, but despite that, you had the potential of a leader. This entire thing you've lived here in the Mazes was a ploy. But you needed an incentive. You needed a reason to stay alive, so the Amulets were made, as divine artifacts w [04:25] <&Hebizuka> ...which promised you to return home, should you find them all. [04:26] <&Hebizuka> It was a perfect plan, except for one detail. Your free will. This isn't an empty promise. I did offer you to go home. And if you had accepted, you'd have returned home and free, but I would have failed my mission. [04:26] <&Hebizuka> I've been gambling that your old life sucked enough that you'd actually prefer the hell you've been through here. And lucky me, I was right! [04:26] <&Hebizuka> But all of this doesn't address the elephant in the room.. Why are you here? [04:27] <&Hebizuka> Well, as it may be, I've invited you in my home to offer you to share it with me. As a physical embodiment of the Entity that has created this realm, I, as the Administrator, would like to offer you to join me. [04:28] <&Hebizuka> There were two other potential people I was hoping you'd cross the paths with, but you came here alone, so it's only you I have to ask. Tasia, would you like to become an Administrator? [04:29] <&Hebizuka> Take your time. Don't answer too fast. If you have any questions... I'll try to answer them. [04:29] <Tasia> "Well. What is the overaching purpose? I mean... I can't give you an answer without knowing what the point is of running he Mazes in the first place." [04:29] * &Hebizuka reaches for a keyboard and a mouse. On one of the monitors, a console is brought up. [04:30] * &Hebizuka types in a command you can't quite catch, which shuts down all of the camera live feeds, Only the personal monitor remains. [04:30] <&Hebizuka> *A message shows up on the monitor.* [04:31] <&Hebizuka> [Computer] Administrator control process is ready. Choices available: Addition, Termination, Abort [04:31] <&Hebizuka> The point, my dear Tasia, is to give you the ultimate reward for all your efforts. [04:31] <&Hebizuka> You can be a part of this world! [04:32] <&Hebizuka> You can be like me! An Admin! Invulnerable, untouchable, more than just a god. You can influence it as you wish! You and I we may be the overseers, or the overlords. [04:32] <Tasia> "Okay, but that doesn't really answer my question... what are the Mazes *for*? They're clearly artificial." [04:33] <&Hebizuka> Ahh, a very good question indeed. [04:33] <Tasia> "How could I run something if I don't know what I'm trying to achieve?" [04:33] <&Hebizuka> I will try to answer you to the best of my ability, because myself, I do not fully understand the ways of the Entity. [04:33] <&Hebizuka> Like you, I had a previous life. [04:34] <&Hebizuka> I lived in a realm of my own, and for several reasons that are lost to thousands of years now, I've left it. I haven't simply died, I've been completely spirited away out of it. [04:34] <&Hebizuka> I've fell out of reality, but then I've landed here, in this corner of the universes we call the Interloper. You see, between each universe possible, there is a space between all of them - which is why it's called the Interloper. In it, the Mazes exist. [04:35] <&Hebizuka> The Entity that resided there caught me, and offered me the powers I am offering you right now. It gave me a second chance. [04:35] <&Hebizuka> Just like I gave you a second chance as the Contestant. [04:36] <&Hebizuka> The Entity is an undescribable lifeforce which keeps this corner of the multiverse alive. It controls, time, space, matter, energy, but only here, and only through a physical medium. Myself, in this case. It told me, "Your purpose is to build and transmit." [04:36] <&Hebizuka> So I built this world. [04:37] <&Hebizuka> I built this entire thing. I've played with it for innumerable years. I've experimented with creatures, with things, with technologies and societies and cultures from hundreds of other worlds, which the Entity let me visit so I could draw ideas out. [04:37] <&Hebizuka> And once I was satisfied with the way the world was, the Entity told me, "Now you must transmit." [04:37] <&Hebizuka> I think he meant I should grant my powers to someone else. [04:38] <&Hebizuka> So I devised this ENTIRE ploy to make SURE that I was picking the right person. [04:38] <&Hebizuka> All the people you've met? The missions you accomplished? The monsters you killed? [04:38] * &Hebizuka waves a hand, to drive the point she's behind it all. [04:38] <&Hebizuka> And lo and behold here you are, alive and well, and willing to know the truth! [04:39] <Tasia> "Okay. One final question. If I refuse, would someone else eventually take my seat a the table, as it were?" [04:39] <&Hebizuka> Before I answer that, let me just say this. I was given an entire UNIVERSE to make it mine, and I did it. Now I want to share my Adminhood with someone else. It's fun to experiment with the beings I've made, and I even visit the Mazes myself sometimes, but you're someone special. I didn't make you! That makes it all the more important for me that you understand. [04:40] <&Hebizuka> As for your question... [04:41] <&Hebizuka> Well. If you refuse... I can't force you to stay. You can leave if you desire... But you'll have to either go home, or return to the Mazes after putting your brain through a little memory erasure. Wouldn't be fun if you knew what the gig was all about... [04:41] <&Hebizuka> Think about it though. [04:41] <&Hebizuka> Would you like to rule this world? And would you like to rule it by my side? [04:42] <Tasia> "I feel like there must be some terrible hidden catch in the deal. Is this one of those Faustian bargains? [04:42] <&Hebizuka> Well... I'm not exactly the devil, am I? [04:42] <&Hebizuka> But you will be trading your humanity for something superior. [04:42] <&Hebizuka> Before I came here, I was a youkai. [04:43] <&Hebizuka> A youkai like those you see in the Mazes. [04:43] <&Hebizuka> Now, I'm so much more than that... And I wouldn't trade it back for anything in the multiverse. The only thing I liked was my physical form. Because I'm a pretty lady and I wanted to stay that way. [04:43] <Tasia> "If you'll just keep attempting until enough people succeed and accept.... then... I suppose that it'd be a bad idea to refuse. Who knows what the next person would be thinking?" [04:43] <&Hebizuka> Yknow. I didn't want to be some huge noodly appendaged monster with googly eyes and meatballs... or some other bullshit. [04:44] * &Hebizuka sighs. [04:44] <&Hebizuka> If you refuse, then I'll have failed my mission and I won't be able to look for another person. [04:44] <&Hebizuka> In other timelines, in other circumstances, maybe you'd accept, or maybe someone else will get there eventually and accept... But if you refuse here and now, then that's it. It's over. [04:45] <Tasia> "There's a lot of people that might go completely mad with this kind of power. I... I'll do my best not to, because I know what it can do, and I don't know what else there is to say. [04:45] <&Hebizuka> The Mazes will remain the same, but there will be no more Contestants. [04:45] <&Hebizuka> Get this, you're here because I picked you. [04:45] <Tasia> "Very well." [04:45] <&Hebizuka> Like I said, maybe in other circumstances, in other timelines... it would be someone else. [04:45] <Tasia> "For good or ill, I accept." [04:46] <&Hebizuka> Yesssss!! [04:46] <&Hebizuka> Millenia of wait and I've finally accomplished my purpose! Thank you SO MUCH. [04:46] * &Hebizuka types in the command addition. [04:47] * &Hebizuka types and types some more, then hits Enter. [04:47] * &Hebizuka extends a hand to Tasia. [04:47] <&Hebizuka> We're married now... Married to this world. Hold my hand, and we'll make this official. [04:47] * Tasia reaches over and shakes it firmly.... *very* nervously, but still. [04:48] * &Hebizuka tight grip. [04:48] <&Hebizuka> *You feel something run through your very soul. It doesn't feel like you're dying.* [04:48] <&Hebizuka> *It feels like something is entering your consciousness. Your mind slowly "wakes up" to the common conscience of the Entity, which you now share with Hebizuka. You and you can think alike, see each other's thoughts, and know each other's deepest instincts.* [04:49] <&Hebizuka> *You wouldn't even need to talk to communicate.* [04:49] <&Hebizuka> ... [04:49] <&Hebizuka> Maybe you've lost some, if not a lot of your humanity in your journey here. [04:50] <&Hebizuka> But that doesn't matter now. [04:50] <Tasia> *I beg to differ on that point* [04:50] <Tasia> *If anything, I may have gained a little.* [04:50] <&Hebizuka> In heart and in mind, you are who you are. You were the Contestant. You were the chosen one. Your destiny? Your true victory? It's right here. [04:50] <&Hebizuka> Your former home doesn't mean anything anymore. [04:51] <&Hebizuka> Perhaps you've decided to truly let it all go, that your former life is dead indeed, and that your new salvation is in this realm. [04:51] <&Hebizuka> You were chosen. Hebizuka had chosen you, and it was part of her plan all along. You were the worthy being she was long looking for. [04:52] <&Hebizuka> Your soul was specifically chosen to be salvaged. Whether it is you were meant for Hell, Heaven, the nihilistic nothing, or some other unkind fate, in the end you've been pulled out of it all, given another chance, and you've triumphed over all the hardships that came your way. [04:52] * Tasia inclines her head, listening. [04:53] <&Hebizuka> No longer shall you call yourself the Contestant. Instead, a deserved, figurative throne in the shape of an office chair and a giant computer, is where you shall sit, for you have ascended above even the Gods. [04:54] <&Hebizuka> Now that you've reached this high, now that you can see deep into Hebizuka's intentions, maybe she wasn't an evil creature, or a scheming villain, maybe she's more of a benevolent goddess that saw into your true potential. Or are you the one angel who knew which was the battle to fight, and which was the conscious choice to make? [04:54] <&Hebizuka> Now, there are two Administrators. Hebizuka, and you. [04:54] * &Hebizuka stares at you. [04:54] <&Hebizuka> We're one and the same now. [04:55] <&Hebizuka> Now, there is one last thing we can do. [04:55] <Tasia> "And that is?" [04:55] * &Hebizuka brings up another prompt. [04:55] <&Hebizuka> [Computer] Master population control terminal online. [04:56] <&Hebizuka> As a token of my goodwill... I will grant you access to this terminal once. Give you the opportunity to change the world to your liking. You saw the Mazes as they are now. The constant fighting. The humans and youkai fighting each other endlessly. [04:57] <&Hebizuka> And once you've made your choice, you and I will rule over what happens next. Deal? [04:58] <&Hebizuka> [Computer] Please select one of these options. [04:58] <&Hebizuka> > Terminate humanity (Youkai Domination) [04:58] <&Hebizuka> > Terminate youkai genre (Human domination) [04:58] <&Hebizuka> > Terminate all sapient species (Extinctionist) [04:58] <&Hebizuka> > Preserve the world as it is now (Status quo) [04:59] <Tasia> "That's it? That's all the choices?" [04:59] <&Hebizuka> Let's just say it's my final test. [04:59] <&Hebizuka> Pick whatever you like. [04:59] * Tasia facepalms. "Preserve the world as it is now. I was hoping for an option for a negotiated truce and neutral peacekeepers, but this is the only sane option." [05:00] <&Hebizuka> Oh come on now. Did you expect me to offer you world peace? Don't be silly. [05:00] <&Hebizuka> I can't do world peace. I tried. [05:00] <Tasia> "There is a world peace option. The one where everyone dies." [05:00] <&Hebizuka> Yes, I think you can see it that way. [05:01] <&Hebizuka> If you had wanted to rule over a world where the biggest predator is hunting game, I would have understood your reasons. [05:01] <&Hebizuka> But if you want my personal opinion? You've made the right choice. [05:02] * Tasia nods. "It's the only one that I could make, even if it means continual war. War means death, but it also means survival." [05:02] <&Hebizuka> So, do you confirm this is what you want? Preserve the status quo? [05:02] <Tasia> "Yes." [05:02] <&Hebizuka> Status Quo finale [05:03] <&Hebizuka> Doing nothing is perhaps the better solution. Hebizuka was only doing her job to the best of her abilities. [05:03] <&Hebizuka> And now that you realize it, why ruin everything at the flick of a button? None of these lives deserve to die any more than any other. [05:04] <Tasia> "At least this way they all have a chance, such as it is." [05:04] <&Hebizuka> Now you see clearly what is before you. A world where there are two main species fighting each other, as well as other, lesser species. Conflict exist, that much is true. Yes, they are at war. Various creatures live, reproduce, and die every day in the process... [05:04] <&Hebizuka> But in the greater scheme of things, the world as it is now has achieved perfect balance. [05:04] <&Hebizuka> World peace is a pipe dream. But sometimes, only in conflict comes unity. [05:05] <&Hebizuka> Every youkai species has the choice to be more or less united against humanity. Humans of all walks, all colors and all kinds also have the choice to be united against youkai. [05:05] <&Hebizuka> The faithful continue fighting the demonic, and the law continues to fight the outlaws. [05:05] <&Hebizuka> Each species is continually striving to better themselves. [05:06] <&Hebizuka> They have a reason to. [05:06] <&Hebizuka> A driving force to develop their strengths and strive, and to live and die for their chosen cause. [05:06] <&Hebizuka> Why would either side matter more than another? Everything is relative. [05:06] * Tasia nods. "I see the sense in it, I think." [05:07] <&Hebizuka> It may seem like a conflict for the parties involved. But now that you're above it all, seeing the world from the eyes of a god, you can understand. The desire to improve and better oneself is born from the wish to defeat and outdo whatever is trying to defeat you. [05:07] <&Hebizuka> Good is born from bad, and vice versa. From above, one needs the other. [05:08] <&Hebizuka> Hebizuka has been cultivating everything. Every single aspect of the worlds they live in, from thousands of years of experimenting, in the name of achieving a perfect status quo. [05:09] <&Hebizuka> And she has trusted you to a choice that could have tipped thousands of years of work. [05:09] <&Hebizuka> She is happy that her wishes have been all granted, that she could truly trust you completely to see it. [05:10] <Tasia> "I see. So I guess I was right to decide to accept on the assumpion that if it was someone else in my place, they could have chosen omnicide." [05:10] <Tasia> "Or, whatever the choice of the day may have been." [05:11] * &Hebizuka was never good nor evil. She's probably an uncanny person, and perhaps not the best person for the job of ultimate ruler of everything ever in a single universe. Nor is MazeWorld a perfect utopia. But she wanted the world she had created reach the balance it has achieved now, on its own, and having felt she succeeded at that, she wanted to preserve it. [05:11] <Tasia> "I can't promise a great deal of wisdom, but I can promise that I'll at least try to use what little I have." [05:12] <&Hebizuka> Trust me, Tasia. [05:12] <&Hebizuka> I'm really not a perfect person. [05:12] <&Hebizuka> That's exactly why I think you'll do a good job. [05:13] * &Hebizuka 's ultimate plan wasn't simply just to find a being with the potential to be an Admin. She wanted someone that could legitimately understand her role, someone to join her in that role. [05:13] * &Hebizuka maybe simply really wanted... to not be alone? [05:13] <Tasia> "Maybe that's the most understandable reason of all." [05:13] <&Hebizuka> Now here you are. You have risen, in body, soul and spirit, to the status of Administrator. Perhaps if I wanted to make a cheap joke, I could say you're the True Administrator. In Hebizuka's eyes, you did it for the right reasons. [05:14] <&Hebizuka> Maybe you are really made out of divine material after all. [05:14] <&Hebizuka> Tasia: Status Quo Ending [05:14] <&Hebizuka> Final checkout [05:14] <Tasia> "Well. Tomorrow will be an interesting day." [05:17] <&Hebizuka> 409 rooms (+2), 108 kills (+5), 15 missions (+1), 4 Amulets, 36752 P$, 1 Run (+1) [05:20] <&Hebizuka> Final score: 1343pts (+122) [05:20] <&Hebizuka> Position 2nd (no change) [05:22] <&Hebizuka> =Today's stats= (Legend: Hits/Attempts) [05:22] <&Hebizuka> Shots fired 39/82 [05:22] <&Hebizuka> Melee hits 2/3 [05:22] <&Hebizuka> Explosives planted 1/1 [05:22] <&Hebizuka> TOTAL: 42/86 (49% accuracy) [05:22] <&Hebizuka> =All-time stats= (Legend: Hits/Attempts) [05:22] <&Hebizuka> Shots fired 435/813 (54%) [05:22] <&Hebizuka> Melee hits 20/37 (54%) [05:22] <&Hebizuka> Nades and rockets 5/6 (83%) [05:22] <&Hebizuka> Explosives planted 3/4 (75%) [05:22] <&Hebizuka> Special/Other 0/1 (0%) [05:22] <&Hebizuka> TOTAL: 463/861 (54% accuracy) [05:22] <&Hebizuka> =Achievement progress today= [05:22] <&Hebizuka> Precision rifle +1 [05:22] <&Hebizuka> Combat rifle +1 [05:22] <&Hebizuka> Sharp weapons +1 [05:23] <&Hebizuka> Headshot kills: +2 [05:23] <&Hebizuka> Brute force +2 [05:24] <&Hebizuka> =Full statistics= [05:24] <&Hebizuka> Precision rifle: 2 pts (unranked) [05:25] <&Hebizuka> Combat rifle: 19 pts (Bronze ; title Combat Rifle Shooter) [05:25] <&Hebizuka> Shotgun: 7 pts (unranked) [05:25] <&Hebizuka> Machine gun: 1 pt [05:25] <&Hebizuka> Submachine gun: 15 pts (Bronze ; title SMG Shooter) [05:25] <&Hebizuka> Pistol: 16 pts (Bronze ; title Pistol Shooter) [05:26] <&Hebizuka> Hand grenade: 6 pts (unranked) [05:26] <&Hebizuka> Blunt weapons: 1 pt (unranked) [05:26] <&Hebizuka> Sharp weapons: 4 pts (unranked) [05:26] <&Hebizuka> Piercing weapons: 1 pt (unranked) [05:26] <&Hebizuka> Total creatures vanquished: 108 (Combat Experience Medal award, 2 star) [05:27] <&Hebizuka> Headshot kills: 34 (Headshot Medal award) [05:27] <&Hebizuka> Headshot-kill ratio: ~31.48% [05:27] <&Hebizuka> Special Tactics: 0 [05:27] <&Hebizuka> Brute Force: 21 [05:27] <&Hebizuka> Youkai vanquished: 3 [05:28] <&Hebizuka> Military personnel eliminated: 3 [05:28] <&Hebizuka> (status quo is god!) [05:28] <&Hebizuka> Missions passed: 15 Normal Missions (Maratuxa Campaign Medal award) [05:28] <&Hebizuka> Runs completed: 1 (Veterancy Medal award) [05:29] <&Hebizuka> =List of vanquished creatures= [05:33] <&Hebizuka> (Normal) [05:33] <&Hebizuka> Hellhound x3 [05:33] <&Hebizuka> Wererat [05:33] <&Hebizuka> Baby crocodile [05:33] <&Hebizuka> Goblin x2 [05:33] <&Hebizuka> Coyote [05:33] <&Hebizuka> Maze Citizen x2 [05:33] <&Hebizuka> Gorilla zombie [05:33] <&Hebizuka> Succubus x2 [05:33] <&Hebizuka> Giant beetle [05:33] <&Hebizuka> Uruk-Hai x3 [05:33] <&Hebizuka> Satyr x2 [05:33] <&Hebizuka> Digger dwarf [05:33] <&Hebizuka> Cyclops [05:33] <&Hebizuka> Slime monster [05:33] <&Hebizuka> Headcrab x5 [05:33] <&Hebizuka> Hitman A [05:33] <&Hebizuka> Black Worm [05:33] <&Hebizuka> Incubus [05:33] <&Hebizuka> Horned devil [05:33] <&Hebizuka> Cuegle [05:33] <&Hebizuka> Python [05:33] <&Hebizuka> Gangster x20 [05:33] <&Hebizuka> Mercenary [05:33] <&Hebizuka> Ninja [05:33] <&Hebizuka> Emu x2 [05:33] <&Hebizuka> Giant ant x2 [05:33] <&Hebizuka> Hell Knight x3 [05:33] <&Hebizuka> Psionic master [05:33] <&Hebizuka> Maze Guard x2 [05:33] <&Hebizuka> Zombie x5 [05:33] <&Hebizuka> Draugr [05:33] <&Hebizuka> Ghoul x2 [05:33] <&Hebizuka> Black Hound [05:33] <&Hebizuka> Acidragon [05:33] <&Hebizuka> Tikbalang [05:33] <&Hebizuka> Frost ant [05:33] <&Hebizuka> Dragon x3 [05:33] <&Hebizuka> Wyvern [05:33] <&Hebizuka> Gryphon [05:33] <&Hebizuka> Roc [05:33] <&Hebizuka> Black Bear [05:33] <&Hebizuka> Gorilla x3 [05:33] <&Hebizuka> Bird of Ares [05:33] <&Hebizuka> Green blob x2 [05:33] <&Hebizuka> Iron golem [05:33] <&Hebizuka> Black blob x2 [05:33] <&Hebizuka> Shaman orc [05:33] <&Hebizuka> Aer Dragon [05:33] <&Hebizuka> Lesser dragon [05:33] <&Hebizuka> (Youkai) [05:33] <&Hebizuka> Satori [05:33] <&Hebizuka> Yousei servant [05:33] <&Hebizuka> Kyonshi [05:33] <&Hebizuka> (Military) [05:33] <&Hebizuka> DF Lieutenant x3 [05:33] <&Hebizuka> (Special) [05:33] <&Hebizuka> Duplica Bot [05:33] <&Hebizuka> Pestilence [05:33] <&Hebizuka> Famine [05:33] <&Hebizuka> War [05:33] <&Hebizuka> Death

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