Thread 21All started with a fated meeting, between Tohma and Lily. The ring, the book and everything else all came afterwards. Their meeting was not a tragic one, even if whole worlds could consider their meeting the start of a cruel fate; to those two, it may as well be a miracle. Their powers may be ones that only exist to bring destruction and ruin, yet those two swore to turn those very powers have into their hope. The past can’t be changed, but the future can be anything. This is the record of their struggle.These are the records that chronicle the Book of the Silver Cross Incident and everything that followed. It is the year 81 of the New Calendar, the awakening of the black grimoire, the second volume of the Gospel of the Silver Cross, has been completed. With the birth of the Zero Driver the world now truly spins into motion. The pieces are placed, the actors are ready and the stage is finally set. All that is left is for you to act. Having understood a bit more of the world around you, how will you choose to act from now on? What will you protect? What will you sacrifice? Only a devil might know. ARC 2: Own SoldierArchive: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Nanoha%20FORCE%20QuestTwitter: https://twitter.com/BelkanSniper
It shames to think of it, but you do not like to think too much of your hometown. Of your mother who liked to tell you stories of the ancient Valkur.Of your father who taught you to love the earth and live from it. Of your kind neighbors who smiled at you every day. Of your teachers, who drilled into you everything you know today. Of your friends, who shared with you their hopes and dreams.But above all… You did not like to think of her: she had not been only your friend, she was too close for that, not like a sister, but something else. She had not been only your crush, she had been too important for that. She had not been only your rival, she had been too close to you to compete in that way.Then what had she been? Was sort of person was she to you?She had been your friend, and to Tohma Avenir there hadn’t been any need to complicate it anymore. Thus right now, even if you hate it, even if it pains your heart and fills you with regret: you will think of her. Of your friend, your most dear and precious friend from those old days. All you really remember about her past was that she had been a priestess. A miko who worshiped the Dragon Rulers of the Earth and held a contract with them. In other words she had inherited an ancient Rare Skill and was a real summoner. For one reason or another she had been exiled from her town… and thus she had ended up living in your hometown. >[1/?]
>>31885067Your hometown had been a mining site, an outpost made to harvest precious resources and thus tended to move from site to site after they finished digging. In it, no one had really known about her Dragons of the Earth or what reasons she had to leave, so it was not surprising she had been simply accepted in your hometown. To them the only thing that had mattered had been how well a person could dig, after all. Still you remember many things about her, from the way she pridefully talked about her dragons, to the foods she liked, or the way she hated spiders and hid behind you when she found one. To you all of those things were precious memories, but there was one thing you feel you will never forget about her. It had been a game you two played… what was it? Ah… that right… Hero… it had been a game about Heroes. A game about two heroes, one a hero who lived from the earth and shaped to his will while the other hero had been a princess that had the blood of dragons in her and ruled over them. It doesn’t take a genius to know who you had been. Together you two had fought against the evil Heavenly Dragon God and his minions. Needless to say this was just a kid’s game, but to you it had been fun. Together the two of you had slowly fought off against evil, saved princesses (and princes too) and had been the hope of many. But there was one thing you always remember… once the evil dragon god had been defeated, your games always ended the same way. >[2/?]
>>31885077>[3/3]“Mr. Hero, let’s fight, I want to see who is the strongest. I want to see which one of us truly walks the path of justice!” She would point her weapon at you and suddenly challenge you to a fight. She did not care if the lair of the villain was falling down, to her… this fight had been more important… more precious. “Come and prove your point, Digger Hero!” Thus you answered her, and rose to her challenge. “All right, I will beat you and your stupid dragons!” You understood her… and why those fights were important, so you rose to fight her as her equal. Dragon or no dragons you would never lose against your friend! In that fight there had been only one rule… a challenge that she placed for you, “Digger Hero, defeat me before I call upon the aid of the Five Dragon Rules, if you do not, I will win.” That had been the simple rule that decided the final simple game between the Princess and you.Thus you two started to fight, Digger Hero vs Dragon Princess. A simple game between two fiends… sadly, you do not remember ever having won that final game. >Interlude END!
“Princess…” You feel your head hurting, but its not a physical pain or the pain of trying to dig up a lost memory… it’s the pain of your heart breaking, the pain of allowing things that were best forgotten to torment you once again. In short, to you... remembering hurts. Your name is Tohma Avenir, and right now you are standing in front of the mage who is gunning down the TSAB Airships. To make things worst this mage is somehow also an EC Driver and a summoner who calls upon Dragons infected by the Eclipse to battle your friends. But the worst thing is… that this Mage Driver is really Juliana Auster of Vaizen, another survivor from your lost hometown and a childhood friend of yours. Her face feels like it really had not changed… but her eyes were glaring at you. “So you have finally remembered Mr. Hero. I guess it’s better late than never, as they say, but in your case I doubt it will help you much.” You feel shaken, you feel confused, you feel scared. You do not know how to even feel about this, while you are glad to meet another survivor… you did not want it to be like this. No, what you really fear are her eyes, her eyes filled with hate. Your old friend should not have such hateful eyes, especially when she meets you. “Princess…” Even though it would be so easy to end this now… you lower your long gunblade, “Come Mr. Hero, continue what you were doing, if you want to kill me do it now!” Her face controrts into a hateful smile, no this sort of thing, it does not fit your friend! >[1/?]
>>31885105>[2/2]“No, no, no… I, I, we just met, do we have to fight…” You feel like your body stiffens, as if someone had weighted you with several tons of rock. “So I must give you some motivation, then…” Juliana takes a step backwards and a summoning circle appears between you two, “Mr. Hero, you remember them right, if I gather three of these circles I will have enough power to summon one of the Dragons Rules to this plane.” The summoner smiles a bit before she takes a step forward, leaving her inside the circle and within reach of you. “Tohma… let’s do it like old times.” This time she pauses and smiles, just like old times, just like in those days before everything went to hell, “Mr. Hero, if I call upon the five Dragon Rulers, then it’s my win! So beat me before that!” Her grin widens, showing all her teeth. Right now you feel like she would devour you whole. “Come Tohma Avenir, if you still have hate in your heart, if there is enough poison in you to destroy the world… come and kill me!” >1/3 Circles Prepared: 3 Until Dragon Call! >Tohma HP 20/20 >VL: 70%>Mental Condition: UnstableThis girl, this girl, this girls… you finally meet after all this time and this is what she wants to do. You mind feels like breaking, you feel so confused, if she is infected… does that mean that your village had been attacked by the virus? And why do you two even have to fight?What now… what now. You know that if she summons the five dragons she will kill you, but what can you do? Will you fight? Will you kill her? You are not sure if your heart would survive that. >Ask her about what happened to her, why is she an EC Driver >Ask her why she is attacking the Airships>Tell her you are glad to see her >Ask her to stop… you do not want to fight her.>Sensor: Take note of everything. >Other
>>31885128Forgot to add one last option.>Attack her: being this close there is no way you will miss.
>>31885128>Ask her about our hometown! We need to know about that!
>>31885699“Wait, about our hometown, you know what happened! Princess, tell me!” You feel Vivio and the other members of Silber Engel arrive from behind you, but right now you do not care about them. No you had her here, you had an answer here, and you weren’t going to let her get away from you. “Oh so now you care about it, How funny? Sorry, I just don’t feel like telling you anything Tohma.” Care… your childhood friend raises a finger until it touches your chin, “But I guess you will feel that this is too unfair, so how about this, if you win against me I will tell you everything I know! I will tell you what really happened in that day.” “No, I don’t want to fight you, I don’t want to hurt you! Please… can’t we stop this?” You feel weak… tired even, this should not be going this way, not like this. “You really don’t remember…” You barely catch that but she continues before you can ask what she means, “Tohma, I want to see it, I want to see if you still have hate in your heart, a hate strong enough to burn this world down to get even! So come my old friend, let’s gamble our future on this fight!” Even though she has said this, she has not moved from her position, being so near you, so close to you, you feel like you could just take her into your arms and cry.But you do not have time to wait, the TSAB airships will come soon, and if she summons the other 3 dragons you are sure she will kill you without mercy. What do you do?>Attack her now, end this without mercy! >Ask her about what happened to her, why is she an EC Driver >Ask her why she is attacking the Airships>Tell her you are glad to see her >Ask her to stop… you do not want to fight her.>Sensor: Take note of everything. >Other
Will be taking a short break, coming back soon!
>>31885823How dense is the EC around us?Would it be possible to challenge her with our magic instead of our Divider abilities?
>>31886229Back... EC density is about Medium Low (35% Saturation?? I might need to give these things some numbers too), high enough to hinder the use of magic but nothing else. While you could challenge her to a magic on magic battle, it really would be too unfair. Tohma as a mage only has a C-Rank in combat... which is no match for our Dragon Princess when she get's serious. In short, It would go from a hard battle to something that maybe we should run in Black Devil Mode. (Fighting guys who fly with Earth Magic is kinda hard ya know.)
>>31886287As much as I would love to use Black Devil Mode and have a nostalgia fueled fight there's is still the matter of people relying on us to save them. >>31886287>>Ask her why she is attacking the AirshipsDepending on her answer we might have to remind her that we're friends the Nanoha way.
>>31886389Well part of the reason Tohma would have a hardtime in a magic fight is that he lacks his Magic Device, so he has to do all calculations with Steed helping him or by hand... so his casting speed is a bit bad. Also add the fact that Tohma does not know the trick to push EC particles away from magic, he would just have a horrible time with this. >>31886389Roll me a CHAR Check... how much hate do you have Tohma 3x d100 DC is 35
Rolled 17>>31886446You're gonna get re-befriended.
>>31886498>>31886522There is more going here than what you think, Tohma. >Writing
>>31886530“Before anything, tell me something, why are you doing this, why are you attacking the TSAB Airships!” You don’t care if she wants to hold that information from you now… but preventing the civilians from leaving this place… that is something you can never forgive. Julia takes a few moments to meet your eyes, and after finding something in them, she starts, “We are her to clean up this place.” “Clean up… you… you want the survivors to die here.” “It’s not what I want but what is needed, there are men that wish for the infected to die in this city. That’s why we can’t allow TSAB airships to enter the area, we just can’t allow the civilians who were trapped in the area to be evacuated, and they all are potential EC Virus Carriers. In short, we are here to clean up this mess… just like always.” “But we are here to save them, if you helped us…”“Let me tell you something good Tohma, this whole rescue operation you and your friend in Section 6 are trying to do, it wasn’t planned. Some in the TSAB had originally planned to just blow this place in the first place. They felt it would have been safer this way. To them, this small city is nothing compared to the several worlds the TSAB must protect! To be honest this would have been over yesterday if those men had their way, but a certain person overstepped her authority and started this rescue operation… Even so, my bosses agreed with that faction of the TSAB that wanted to nuke this place… and so here we are: to make sure that no one survives this place, and that none of our secrets escape this city.” So they want to sacrifice the city to stop the infection… and Hayate (you feel it was her) interfered and staged this rescue operation? “That’s sick… this is just sick.” This is not right, you shouldn’t do things like killing all these people for just a random chance they might carry the infection.That not how this world should work!
>>31886530I ARRIVE!Let the insanity and emotional backlash commence! HOW DARE SHE BETRAY US! (also, just trip to show Belkan where I be, removing it now, don't get your panties in a bunch)
>>31886759>[2/2] Julia just smiled sadly, “Tohma… this is not that different that what happened before in our hometown… if something like this sickens you… maybe you should have stayed with your new family and lived a normal life. Mr. Hero, if your hate is this weak, just turn back and stay home.” You feel that she wants to say more… to tell you something else, but suddenly she stops. In an instant another circle appeared beneath her, this marks the second one. “But we are here now… and we have to make do with what we have, ... Tohma, it has to be this way, let’s fight, I hope you do not expect to just talk to me while I summon the Five Dragon Rulers? Don’t make this boring Tohma!” >2/3 Circles Prepared: 3 Dragon Rulers left to be summoned! If she wants to fight why is she waiting for you… you feel weird… why do you two have to fight. What do you do now? >Attack her now, end this without mercy! [Attack Menu Opens]>Stab one of those magic circles! You won’t allow another Dragon Ruler to be summoned! >Ask her about what happened to her, why is she an EC Driver >Hug her, try to ask her to not fight! >Tell her you are glad to see her >Ask her to stop… you do not want to fight her.>Sensor: Take note of everything. >Other
>>31886775Kill her. She has been planning the deaths of vivio, Ein, Mira, Lily, Ricardo, and everyone else we care about from the start. If left to her own devices, she WILL kill them...EC trigger. Kill her, and anyone else who threatens the grorious sisteru!!!
>>31886775>>Stab one of those magic circles! You won’t allow another Dragon Ruler to be summoned!is this a thing? Boundless shift into crimson slash. Can we pull our swords trigger at the same time for even more damage?It's works like a gunblade right?
>>31886822>It's works like a gunblade right?More like a sword that can work like a gun, yes. You can stab and shoot afterwards. (This does not work like those gunblades in FF8, which use the explosive bullet to vibrate the sword and make it cut better somehow.) Also she is in front of you, so you probably don't have to Shift to get to her.
>>31886838Oh, are the circles next to her? I feel that we may need a badly drawn map.
>>31886854The circiles are besides her right now... Also sorry, right now I am not home, so I do not have my tablet for this... let me see what I can do with paint.
>>31886854No we don't we just need to shake this bitch from cunt to eyeball
>>318868541000 years in paint... it took me.
>>31886775>>Hug her, try to ask her to not fight!Going CHAR route because murdering cute girls is wrong.
>>31886792>Stab>>31886822>Break the Spell (Circle) >>31886902>HugThese are the three options right now, so which one do you guys pick?
>>31886934I vote stab. We need some sort of stress relief, and shanking people always helps. Right? But let's not aim for something vital, just try to use the sword to pump in our own EC particles. Cut her magic off from her at the source.[/spoilers]
>>31886954EC does not work that way...but if you tried using the Zero Effect... Maybe you could destroy her Linker Core.
>>31886999Desperate mental states call for desperate measures. Once she's unable to harm Vivio, we can catch up. PERFECTLY HEALTHY LOGIC
>>31886934>>31886822 hereI'll change my vote to hug just so we don't try and cleave our childhood friend in half.Though I'm thinking if this doesn't work we just go [DRAGON SLAYER} and decimate the Earth Drake from existence.
>>31887014>>31886934You guys going for the hug... well I guess I can't blame you. Roll me a 3x d100 DC is 25, at this point blood must be shed.
Rolled 20>>31887029Great, we're gonna get stabbed and then go berserk.
Rolled 59>>31887029 Is a nat 1 for hugging too much to ask for dice god??
>>31887068Probably... but hey.>>31887041At least you get your hug! >Writing!
>>31887167She is so near you, so close to you. You miss her. You know that right now you probably should be attacking her, but… you just feel like being near her. So what happens next is something you do on instinct! Your arms snake against her black from as you just simply hug her. You just want to cry, you just want to be near her, because to you she had been someone you had lost a long time ago. “… Do we really have to fight, please…” You are not sure who you should be begging, as long as she has an opposing goal than yours, then you two will have to fight. Even so… “I don’t want to fight you.” You feel her squirm in your grip, as if trying to escape it, before she just rests against you. “You really are an idiot!” You feel like she wants to return your hug… but something stops her. “Tohma… if you are this kind, if you can be this happy, then you should just turn back.” “Go back? You mean to go back home?” “Yeah, just turn back on the Eclipse. Give up on the Silver Cross and live a happy life with your family. I will avenge our hometown for you.” Her eyes take an intensity, a hate that you have seen only once before in your eyes. But even so, “I won’t, because I want to find out the truth about everything, because I want to save others with the Eclipse, and more importantly, I want to help you too!” You feel that you just need to push some more, if you just try again to get to her, you are sure she will give up this stupid fight!“Eh, if you can be this kind... then I guess I will have to teach you a lesson!” Beneath Julianna appears the last magic circle, and in an instant a trinity is formed! Julia jumps out of your arms as she prepares to summon another Dragon Ruler! “Come forth ruler of the infernos! Dragon of Flames!”
The air burns as in a flash a dragon of flames is summoned, this Dragon Rulers who wields the power of flames. >HP 35/35 >[Eclipse Dragon: Flame Drake]< “Flame Dragon of Legend, go devour the enemy!” Without wasting time the dragon responds to Julia’s request, and shoots towards your teammates! Julia just gives you a sad smile, “Tohma, if you won’t fight, then I will have to make you fight! Tohma, no more talk, let’s finish this!” Why is she doing this, why do you two have to fight… why? But if she dare to attack your friend, then she is your enemy! Right now Silver Engel is pinned between the Silver Dragon and the Flame Dragon… you are not sure if they will be able to handle two dragon rulers by themselves.Julia is currently being defended by the Earth Dragon and the Silver Knight… even if you are so near her, you feel it won’t be easy to get her. But you can't let her summon the other two dragon rulers, if she does she will win, you know it. Plus the snipers and the silver shields are still near… you are sure that they will attack you if they get a sure shot! What do you do? >Attack Julia, you will make the Princess to dispel her dragons!>Go for the Fire Drake, no time to waste! >[DRAGONSLAYER], can you destroy something that your friend loves? >Go and support Silber Engel, you two can handle the two dragons?>Go up and find the snipers, you need to take control of the battle field! >Other?
>>31887470"We could have just...talked. That's all I wanted.">[DRAGONSLAYER]
>>31887470I assume regularly defeating the dragons is different from using [DRAGONSLAYER]?
>>31887505Dragon Slayer is a Viral Trigger Action. Raise VL by 30%, Instakill a Dragon, Collect 30 EXP, get some ??? Flags and get Mage-chan to hate you. As all Viral Triggers it might not be the best thing for your sanity, but this is the price of power.
>>31887524Got it.>Go and support Silber Engel, you two can handle the two dragons?
>>31887524Make a final bid for peace. "Please, Julia...I don't want you to hate me to. Call them off before you make me kill them." If she refuses...[DRAGONSLAYER]
Rolled 83>>31887560>>31887481So I guess the main consensus is to aim for try to aim for peace one last time... and then [DRAGONSLAYER], is this right?
>>31887620Meh, I'm opposed.Why use [DRAGONSLAYER] when just bashing them with silver hammers seems to work fine?
>>31887635We don't exactly have time to waste with a big, long battle.
>>31887648It wouldn't be long. Hell a we can actually us silver hammers on multiple targets at the same time thanks to our Bombardment skill. That doesn't even count what a Divide by Zero would do to one of those things.
Rolled 86, 80, 77, 16, 15, 71, 74, 58, 98, 87, 2, 11, 71, 5, 14, 89, 4, 93, 51, 67, 83, 82, 55, 95, 97 = 1481>>31887635I guess they feel the need to have a quick win or they want to stop Dragon Princess other win condition which is to summon the five Dragon Rulers.
>>31887560>>31887635Can we just go the middle ground? Say "We're sorry." to her and then punch her in the stomach a hard as we can.You guys are making this too complicated.
>>31887745Unless it stops her summoning...really, we should stop her summoning. Is it possible to pound her solar plexus hard enough to knock her out, or does she have plot consciousness?
>>31887789We're a trained fighter. And if it doesn't work we can just bind her with the Silver Cross. She's no Monk-chan.
Rolled 93, 81, 39, 1 = 214>That's a lot of dice! Stupid me, I only needed 4. >>31887789Her dragons and knights will go on until she dismisses them herself or you will them. But sure if you punch her, you will stop her from summoning in that moment. >>31887829Silver Bind works well for that sort of thing, it would totally stop her from acting, but you might not have the time to cast the spell with so many units in the battlefield. (The Silver Knight, the Dragon Rulers and the Snipers + Shields are a bitch)
>>31887853Would Miras cloudy field move cover the entire battlefield?If so we can just have that buy us the one round we need.
Rolled 32, 24, 56 = 112>>31887853At this point Vivio will really be best girl. >>31887878Yes, but that is less effective the closer the enemy is to you, so at this close range Julia would be able to do something about Tohma casting... maybe.
>>31887677I haven't voted yet, but now I'm grudgingly for Dragonslayer. A single Dragon is dangerous enough to our team, and right now there are three EC infected Dragon running around, plus her EC Knight and Shields.And how do you think Tohma, in his already unstable mental state, would react to Vivio or Eins getting seriously injured right now? He would probably snap and start using Zero until everything comes Tumbling Down.
>>31887913Now do you see my logic? A final bid for her to stop this...and if she doesn't, do what simply must be done.
>>31887934>>31887913So Peace or Slay is a go? Yes or No?
>>31887934>>31887913I'm just saying that downing one dragon isn't worth the repercussions.1) It won't stop her from casting2) It will stop us from befriending her3) The dragons aren't that hard to kill normally4) We can easily go and protect Vivo and Ein ourselves5) Those ???? flags are almost certainly not good things.And finally you do realize that we're probably going to try and kill Silber Engel after we us [DRAGONSLAYER] right?>>31887998I vote NayPeace or Hammer is fine but no go on the Slay.
>>31888025I'll go the Peace or Hammer route...but if the hammer fails, I want no hesitation for [DRAGONSLAYER].
>>31888057>>31888025So which dragon are you guys going to attack? Silver, Earth, or Flame?
>>31887934What do you mean, now do I see your logic? I haven't posted since my diplomacy critfail in the last thread.
>>31888079>All of the aboveUse Bombardment
>>31888118You smart devil... all right, are you guys for this?
>>31888138Let's do it!
>>31888138I still say we should just solve the problem now, but we'll go this way.
>>31888160>>31888172Very well, do you use Lily's Gunfight II now? Or do you want to use Lily's normal Gunfight Effect or Overwhelm?
>>31888230Let's go the normal gunfight effect. We might need to headshot C. Devil when we find her.
>>31888090Don't be afraid to fail Critfail guy, keep rolling to make up for your mistakes!
>>31888230Gunfight !. The chances of us actually getting over 20 below a combat DC seems pretty low.>>31888264Here, here. Redeem yourself with single digit rolls. Become the CritWin Guy FORCE Quest deserves.
>>31888291Okay... let's go for thisRoll 4x d100 for Gunfight! DC is 35>30 + 2x10(Gunfights I) + 5 (BoS!) - 10 (Gunfight) - 10 (DL- Defender!)
Rolled 98>>31888426OH LAWDY
Rolled 50>>31888452>>31888458Guys, dafuq.Lemme show you how it's done.
Rolled 20>>31888426We'll lets hurry up and fail this.I wonder how hard it would be to program /tg/'s dice to actually be random?
>>31888486THANK YOU BASED DICE GODS
>>31888486Sometimes you guys need to have some faith... well with this and Vivio's crit, I guess this evens the odds for you guys. Also here are Silver Engel's Actions right nowMira: Cloudy Field! Isis: Aerial Mines! Ein: Attack Flame DragonVivio: Attack Flame Dragon- Crit! Do you guys want to change them?
>>31888547Nope, seems solid.
>>31888585>>31888611Okay guys, I will have to excuse myself, I have to take a 2 hour break to go and eat something. I will be back, so please wait warmly.
>>31888760Eh, forgot about that "eating" thing. I should probably get on that too.
>>31888939Alright, folks. I might not be here when thread resurfaces, so putting it out there now.When we're done with this, we need Hayate to drop us off on an empty planet somewhere. Some place where we can practice our EC abilities and use them to the fullest, without having to worry about blowing up something/one important.
>>31889102More like we need her to recommend us a good therapist.
>>31889183But we're perfectly sane, right? RIGHT?! Just not strong enough. We need to get stronger, so we can protect EVERYONE!
>>31889183>>31889215I'm sure Vivio could give Tohma some of the tried and true Nanoha family therapy techniques.
>>31889519Frienship is the best therapy
>>31889519I wonder what would happen if we not so accidentally de-linked a friendship cannon...
>>31890652>That would be horrible anon...We must do it!
>>31888760Okay guys, back, I had some nice fish and now I am charged to keep going. >Writing!
>>31890846“Please… can’t we just talk? Julia… I don’t want you to hate me. Please call your dragons off, before you make me kill them,” You do not want make peace with her, to get her to sit down and talk with her. But, sometimes one does not get what one wants, “Tohma, sorry there are things I can no longer do… my hands are tied, Tohma let’s fight!” Your princess, because that title was the one you and only you gave her, just smiles sadly as she starts to prepare a spell.But you expected this, before she has time to do anything you start moving, flying past her earth dragon and charge your shot! Your three targets are lined up, there is no way you will ever miss! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EUkZtOv8yNkYou frontflip in the air to break your momentum, and while upside down, you simply aim your gunblade. Powerful light of destruction gathers at the tip, and “Silver Hammer!,” you release the trigger! Your bombardment spell destroyed without mercy and in an instant the three dragon rulers Julia had summoned were overwhelmed by it! >S. Drake HP 6->2/40 >M. Drake HP 45->41/45 Iron Shell* Lowered Damage! >F.Drake HP 35->29/35Your attack mercilessly damaged the Silverion and Mountain Drakes but the Flame Drake pushed forward, ready to attack your team! “I won’t allow you to do as you please, Wolke Feld” Mira starts to call upon her cloudy field, but the Flame Dragon attacks first! With a single flaming breath, the Dragon Ruler of Fire burned the covers your knight had called! >Mira HP 18->13/18>Isis HP 15->10/15Mira and Isis were caught in the flamethrower attack the dragon used, but Ein and Vivio pushed forward! With a single strike Ein stunned the dragon, her fists bypassing the scales that protected the Fire Dragon in one hit! >F. Drake HP 29->26/35
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u3Yg1zdV-RcBut that is not all, because immediately, Vivio followed with a single punch!, “Sacred Blazer +” The holy rainbow colored light that followed decimated the enemy drake without mercy! With a single shot Vivio downed the enemy dragon, stunning the beast as Vivio landed on top of it! “Hehe, don’t get near my Tohma you stupid fire lizard!” >F. Drake HP 26->10/35 * Critical Damage!!! Still this was not all, because in that moment a magic circle appeared beneath Julia, “Good Tohma, just like this, show me how strong you are!” >1/3 Circles Prepared: 2 Dragon Rules Left to be summoned! But there is no time to celebrate, because Mira had been attacked, your team did not have the cover of the Cloudy Field to protect them, and suddenly the snipers were aiming to deal with Silber Engel! What do you do? [Choose any number as long as they don’t conflict!] >Protect your team, you and Lily will shield them! >Attack the Silver Dragon, it is almost dead! >[DRAGON SLAYER]>Forget the defense, Silber Engel will attack the Flame Dragon! >Have Isis explode one do the dragons, dragons are weak to explosives! >Cloudy Field! Mira cast it! >Mira use Gungnir! Down one of the dragons! >Vivio, follow me! Combo attack, Double Finger! >Ein! Finish one of the dragons now! >Shift and attack Julia, finish this now! >Other?
>>31891480Boundless shift right inside the chest of the Mountain dragon, then spin around in a crimson slash before doing another boundless shift right back out.Also, >Double Finger attack with Vivio. So lewd
>>31891480Isis blow up the Silverion dragon, Mira keep the cloud going, and Vivio needs to try and finish the flame drake. Ein can keep the mountain dragon busy while we interrupt Julia's casting.
>>31891606You want to land on the chest of the dragon and then spin? How does that work, anyhow l need everyone to agree on a plan before moving on.
>>31891480>Protect your team, you and Lily will shield them! >Have Isis finish off the silver dragon>Cloudy Field! Mira cast it! >Mira use Gungnir! Down one of the dragons! >Have Vivio and Ein attack the flame dragon.
>>31891775Not on. Inside of. Where all the fleshy bits are.
>>31891796Sorry, Mira's supposed to use cloudy field in that one. Not attack.
>>31891796>>31891649These two are similar, but I need you guys to agree on a course of action, if you can.
>>31891828Hmmm...I think that either we deal with the mountain dragon, or send Ein to do it. Vivio has the flame drake well in hand.
>>31891855We can attack it from within, go through the mouth!Insult until it roars at us -> Boundless shift -> Cleave open the throat as you go down ->Divide zero aimed right at the spine once you hit the stomach. -> Shift up to its mouth again
>>31891889What we need is to let Mira cast cloudy field and kill the silver Dragon this turn. Earth Dragon isn't a problem and with luck the Kaisers can take out flame drake this turn as well.
>>31891952Isis can off the silver dragon. It's at 2 hp. What WE have to do is keep the silver dragon from knocking Mira over.
>>31891917This is the most metal thing I've read yet today...I like it.
>>31891986Then where in the agreement. We shield Mira cast iris bombs. and kaisers off flame,
>>31891986Ehr, mountain dragon. Sorry.
>>31892065Either us or Ein should attack the mountain dragon head on...and honestly, I think >>31891917 would be the best way to do some nasty damage real fast.
>>31892065So this is game, and what about the sniper fire, you currently are open to it and are being attacked... you opt to take the damage?
>>31892096Mira is doing her cloud cover, Isis is finishing the silver dragon, Ein and Vivio are finishing the Flame Drake, and I THINK we will do >>31891917
>>31892096We can't stand behind our shield as well?
>>31892142Oh yeah, I misread it as having Tohma doing the whole dash into dragon to kill him thing. So this is it. Tohma ShieldsMira CloudsIsis Blows up Silver Dragonand Kaisers off Flame This is right?
>>31892165Bah...fine. But I still think just waiting for the dragon is foolish. Beyond what we ourselves do, I have no issue.
>>31892165Sounds good to me
Rolled 37, 84, 46, 86 = 253>>31892209>>31892206Then roll me a Defensive Gunfight roll DC is 40, easy peachy!
Rolled 95, 71, 12 = 178>>31892249Dice is 4x d100
Rolled 33>>31892249Well, rollin then.
Rolled 46>>31892282Don't see what another will hurt~
Rolled 29, 62 = 91>>31892282Speeding things along here.
>>31892284Sucess!S. Drake's Indomitable Spirit activates, even in death it must fight on! It attacks Tohma! >Gunfight III activates! DC is set to 1... this is certain kill, what do you do? Roll 3x d100
Rolled 88>>31892354>>31892347Why, anon?
Rolled 12>>31892347Roll a 1 I guess?
Rolled 47>>31892347SURVIVE DAMMIT
>>31892383No, I thought you guys were going to ask to use your Gunfight Ii to reset the DC...
>>31892405Oh, we can do that?
>>31892418You would roll under normal DC, buy yeah you can.
>>31892448...can we use that 12 with the Gunfight II to survive? <_>
>>31892459Well with that 12 you would survive anyway, it would be just one degree of failure. But if you used Gunfight II it would reset the rolls (as you would get a new DC and all)
>>31892448I'm even fine with starting over. Please let us use Gunfight II.
>>31892486...I'm okay with surviving.
>>31892513So no Gunfight II then?
>>31892557>>31892486The choice between a guaranteed small failure and a chance of success?Nah, we can tank this.
>>31892586Well I will take this as you deciding to tank it! >Writing!
>>31892748There is no time for you to hesitate, in one moment you fly with everything you have, landing in front of your friends. “Lily please help me!” >Roger, EC PROTECTOR! A silver circle appears before you, shielding you friends from the onslaught of beams the enemy are attacking you with! “Mira clouds now!” Your knight quickly took to your orders, and in mere moments you and your team were covered by the field of clouds summoned by the knight of the spear. “Isis take down the Silver Drake, Ein, take Vivio and deal with the Flame Drake!” Isis follows your orders instantly, as a big explosions spruts from beneath the Silver Dragon, damaging it! With this it will die. Thus Ein and Vivio move to attack the Flame Drake. While Vivio’s fists do no damage to the enemy drake, Ein manages to strike true and pierce the armor that protects the enemy! >F. Drake HP 10->6/10Good now it would be a good time to finish Julia… no… from the clouds that were created by Isis’ explosion a Silver Dragon stands, it is on its last legs, but it still won’t give up! >Indomitable Soul activated, only this one time the Silver Dragon endured with 1 HP! White light gathers on its mouth, as it aims to attack you. There is nothing you can do, except aim your own weapon and hope for the best! Your Silver Hammer clashed with the dragon’s breath of destruction, but it was no match for the fearsome attack, still it was enough to weaken it! That was the only reason you managed to survive the fearsome attack! >Tohma HP 20->14/20 >S. Drake’s Slayer EX activates>S. Drake HP 1->7/40 The Silver Dragon manages to rise again… it won’t allow itself to die just yet. >[1/2]
>>31893090In the distance you can see a second circle appear beneath Julia… >2/3 Circles Prepared, 2 Dragon Rulers left There is no time, you have to stop her, if she summons the Ruler of the Waters, she probably will heal all her dragons. The Cloudy Field will hold off the snipers for now, and while the Fire and Silver Drakes are weak, the Mountain Drake is still going strong! You need to do something now, something to end this! But what? What do you do? >Shoot at Julia, do not allow her to summon anything! >Deal with the snipers, that way you can move out of this cloudy field! >Attack the Silver Dragon, it is almost dead! >[DRAGON SLAYER]>Forget the defense, Silber Engel will attack the Flame Dragon! >Have Isis explode one do the dragons, dragons are weak to explosives! >Mira use a healing spell, cure everyone! >Mira use Gungnir! Down one of the dragons! >Vivio, follow me! Combo attack, Double Finger! >Ein! Finish one of the dragons now! >Shift and attack Julia, finish this now!>Other…
>>31893122Mira, gungnir the silver dragon.Vivio, Ein, attack the flame drakeIsis, soften up the mountain dragon.Let's send a Zero Divide at Julia.
>>31893122>Silver Hammer Bombardment: Drakes and Julia> Mira attack S. Dragon with lightning> Isis Give flame dragon a Big Boom> Vivo Ein Go after Earth Dragon
>>31893253>>31893396Both plans could work... but we can only take one. Please work it out.
I am curious as to how Divide Zero will effect Julia's circles, so my vote is for >>31893253
Rolled 82, 58, 26, 95 = 261>>31893555>>31893253Okay roll me a 4x d 100 DC is 45
>>31893555If you guys want to go that way then could we at least have Isis assist Mira with silver Dragon? Gungnir probably isn't going to do 2x the power of a Silver Hammer.
>>31893669Actually Gungnir could take down the S. Dragon... there is a thunderstorm out!
Rolled 32>>31893729Not if she rolls baddly. I like to make sure the things I want to kill actually die.
Rolled 64>>31893635I'll just leave this here.
>>31893803Yeah, those Mira and Isis have been having horrible rolls lately. To be honest, Vivio is the one that has been having several great rolls lately, you could say she is carrying your team now.
Rolled 34>>31893635And here's roll #4
>>31893803>>31893908>>31893908Also success...I am sad to announce that this is it for today, next thread I will start with the results from this roll and continue from there on. I do have to say that you guys shouldn't let Julia summon so easily, you are letting her get tons of free advantage like that. Well, lets see you guys in Thread 21.5, where hopefully we will see the end of this battle! Finally, before I leave, I will answer any questions you guys might have, and I also want to ask you guys a question too. What do you guys think of this sort of squad battles we are doing right now? Do you like them? Do you find them too complicated? Please tell me.
>>31893950Well as they are now team battled are pretty okay. To see if they really shine or not we'd probably have to actively use our team the skills during fights. But since we actually haven't done that yet there's no telling how it would change the pace of battles.On a related note I really liked the dual screen style fighting you used during the first half of the Siber Engel v. S. Dragon/Tohma v. Julia fight last thread. The dual battles really picked up the pacing of what's usually a pretty slow process. How did you feel writing that fight?
>>31893950As for questions. How does the whole "Hiring" the Huckeben Family work? Are they currently taking part of the operation or are they just hanging around since we haven't really told them to do anything specific?
>>31894428I liked writing it, but I felt that it was a bit too hectic, so I worried if the players were liking it. I guess I might do it again if you players opt to split the party again. My only problem with that sort of style is that it tends to tire me a bit faster. I do agree that these battles take too much time, I am thinking that I probably should adjust things so they go a bit faster. >>31894662For the Hiring the Hucks thing... they are currently joining the TSAB and working with them. Right now they are working with the Southern and Easter Sectors, dealing with the snipers there and helping a certain Roboto. Curren is now in central, you can guess why. I probably should add an interlude with them working with the TSAB but I right now I have tons of other interludes to finish first. After we deal with Julia we are taking a break from using Tohma to deal with some interludes. We have to see what Nanoha, Ren and Sacchin have been doing lately.