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One man has attained the power of God, taking on the moniker, GameMaster. He has given a group of teenagers a portion of Nexus Energy, empowering them to travel to other worlds, setting to right things that are wrong.

Game System

Big Eyes, Small Mouth (BESM)

Status

Active

Full Description

BESM: Nexus Prime
Earth is always a focal point in all things, Finally, one man figured out why this is, and as such, attained the power of God, taking on the moniker, GameMaster.  What he has done since is simple.   Gathering together a group of teenagers from various walks of life, each with a unique quality of their own, he has Given each of them a portion of Nexus Energy, empowering them to travel to other worlds, Setting to right things that are wrong.
That's where all of you, the Players come in.  Each of you was a normal teenager, between 17 and 19, and now you have each been given extraordinary traits.   For example, you might now have a personal mecha (something no larger than 50 feet) and the knowledge to service and pilot it as an Ace, you might possess a magical weapon, or even cybernetic enhancement.  You could maste the elements, or know true magic.   The possibilities of the Nexus, and since its power flows through each of you, you the players, are endless.

Yeah it's a short premise write up.  This game is meant to be fun, and set like an anime, expect it to run like one.  We could end up in most any type of setting  Though I will say now, the first story Arc will be a mecha-centric setting.  Each Arc is going to be called a Level, and once you clear the challenges of the Level, some you may know beforehand, and some you may discover in the Level, you'll be returned to Earth to meet with GameMaster, and receive a boon.   Death is permanent in the Levels, so if you die you die, excepting a level where a means to revive someone actually exists.  Players should still look human, regardless of what form their extraordinary qualities take on.

Character Generation
300 cp build, and since I'm nice, I will give you Base Attributes of 4 to start  (120cp value)
no dynamic powers
powerflux is allowed, but you cannot modify the duration
Max total attack and Defense value to begin is 10 (factoring in all non-circumstantial bonuses)
If I feel a power is broken, I reserve the right to ask you to change it, or remove it as needed.  I will refund points if we discover it later in game.

--Decree of Fate--  I may have a character Fail a particular roll, or for some reason a power misfires at an inopportune moment, If I do this, please don't argue, I'll have story related reasons.  Each time I have it happen, whoever it happens to will receive a bonus cp award from 1-3 points depending on the severity of this Decree of Fate.  
*House Rules*

6,6 always hits and does double damage for PC's
6,6 is auto hit for anything attacking
6,6 auto defense for anything defending
1,1 always misses for attacks
1,1 always fails for power activation
1,1 always hit when rolled for defense
Defender always wins

reduced to negative HP-  characters with regeneration regenerate all negative HP in one turn, regardless of how deep they go, so long as they do not die.

The use of a healing power on someone in negative heal will always bring them up to at least 0 hp, regardless of how deep into the negatives they are.
Tough and energy bonus give you 10 hp and10 ep respectively, and each rank costs 2 cp, you may only have up to 10 ranks of each at game start.

Regeneration can be used for EP or HP, but must be decided at Character creation, You may have both kinds.

This last rule is an important one, The game is supposed to be fun for everyone, don't be a dick.  if you've got a problem come to me, I'm a pretty accomodating GM.  We're all adults, and I'm being as upfront about what the game's gonna be like as I can.  If you need help, ask, I'll do what I can.  

  1. What's new in this game
  2. Justin OOC

    Level 2: Might and Magic

    "You're not grasping it Vesper. Here in the real world, it's been two weeks. Each hour out here, was a full day in my dimension. You've both been training for six months and change already, and we're about halfway done." Izona answered her patiently. "I could train you longer, but you both said only a month out here was allowable. It would be at least that to get you both into fourth and fifth tier spells, so I'll do what I can to use the rest of time to see you master third tier spells." she seemed quite happy with herself, even as she moved to the Kitchen to start cooking. "Any requests for meals? I can make pretty much anything here in my kitchen. Maybe you'd like to get a bath? the third door on that hallway to the right. It would be good for you both to relax abit."
  3. Vesper

    Level 2: Might and Magic

    Learning magic was...difficult for Vesper. Belief was a big part of it, and belief took trust. She wasn't deep into 'trust' as a concept. Seeing Yuuki easily grasp incantations and start creating effects only made it worse. Vesper got angry, and frustrated, and slipped back into using her own powers over and over again. Finally Izona just kept pushing...banishing the Therion and forcing Vesper to exhaust herself until her own powers were out of reach. The celestial didn't hold back, and in the heat of the moment Vesper feared for her life. Desperation, raw and primal, pushed past her usual apathy and she cast her first spell. Later, when she came to after being healed, she remembered that moment. From there her progress began. Unlike Yuuki, Vesper learned in fits and starts. She tended to get hung up at first, and then suddenly 'get it' and make up for all the lost time and then some. Her spells were tempestuous, tapping into the turbulent passions that she kept wrapped under her stoic demeanor. Subtlety was not her strength. Where Vesper shined was in the presentation, the imagination. When she concocted a spell to conceal herself behind illusory doubles, the doppelgangers each seemed animated by different imperatives...each one acting differently, even while imitating what Vesper was doing. Her explosion of fire was filled with the images of screaming skulls and writhing figures, as if damned souls danced within. When she summoned a storm, it was ushered in by a deathly reaper's silhouette in the clouds, and the harsh noise of electric guitars howling in the thunder. Finally, when they broke and Izona broke the news, Vesper frowned, not quite getting it. "Wait, so...why? Everyone out here has been waiting months even though we've only been training a week? That makes no sense. If anything it should be the other way around, with us training for months, but it only taking hours. What's even the point of doing it this way?"
  4. Ryougi Yuuki

    Level 2: Might and Magic

    Yuuki tilted her head to one side, golden eyes tinged with confusion and a spark of subsiding horror as she realized that they weren't in a reversed, fairyland-style time chamber, years flashing by as they were lost in a haze of training. And it *was* enthralling training, so much more dynamic than the endless hours of memorization and ritual she had gone through back on the shrine to so much more effect than any of the small miracles that looked just like coincidences or basic psychology if you blinked. Which wasn't bad. Just... So much less colorful than she wished things could be in her life back home. That was a big part of the reason she was in her transformed state now, she liked it, and it didn't hurt her training, and her power seemed happy enough that she was more happy... "I guess time flies when you're having fun, Mistress Izona," the shrine maiden offered with a slight bow and a chuckle, not really worrying at the prospect of more training, more practice. There was a spell in one of her domains that let her borrow someone's boat, for Kami's sake. And another that let her fly. Who wouldn't enjoy flying? She had faith that if something truly bad happened to Tori and Ryan, Izona would know and would tell them so that they could act.
  5. Justin OOC

    Level 2: Might and Magic

    It was almost funny, watching her swing a weapon at a target less than half the size of it, but with precise control, She smashed the blade into the rider, managing to not sever the beasts head, and splattering the hapless rider, showering the field with his gory remains. The Riderless Dragon kept on, lashing into the gundam, the powerful jaws actually rending the mech's armor, and the other two moving to tear at the mechs legs and back, leaving rents in the armor, but failing to damage the main systems. Ryan called out to the Lord. "Your men are beaten Lord Elrois, I offer you a chance to save their lives, Duel me. Win, and you can retreat with whoever has survived. If you lose, you submit to my lord, and become his vassal." "My wyverns will tear that thing from the sky, and you will wall to my blade for your insults." Ryan shook his head. "I'll just massacre them all, and send you back alone in rags, and let your subjects deal with you then." He scowled, and moved to power up lavaetien even more. "Wait, I'll duel you." Ryan smiled and his sword shrank to the size of a normal one. "Excellent." The soldiers all backed away, forming a circle, they were still broken from everything else that had happened. The Lord activated his crest, which shown with a bright orange light, and Ryan nodded. "Ability boost" eh? Cool. I was wondering what your crest did." "You can see that?" The lord looked shocked. "Not the only one with a special ability." He was surrounded with a soft blue light. "Now let's begin." With that they both closed in, swinging their swords with greater power than anyone else there could muster.
  6. Tori Cannon

    Level 2: Might and Magic

    Tori fired her maneuver jets and breaking thrusters as she watched the first wyvern plummet. She hadn't realized that they had riders and that gave her a queasy feeling. Not for killing the rider but that she might be killing a wyvern that had no choice but to fight, much like horses in her world. She spun the mech and opted to try some thing different to test a theory. She picked one of her foes and rocketed towards it as if she were going to ram only to alter course at the last second to overfly the beast and using her sword cut the rider from the wyvern's back!
  7. Justin OOC

    Level 2: Might and Magic

    "Sounds good." Once situated, they flew off towards the approaching army. A quick strategy developed as they saw them on her sensors. She'd fire one shot at the ground troops and Drop Ryan into the huge hole in the formation. There were roughly twenty thousand troops, as well as 4 Wyverns which were about half the size of the Banshee. "Smaller than I thought they'd be. They are lesser dragons though." He took the lead and had her brandish her Plasma canon. "Attention Invading forces. We are the Knight Champions of Theo Cornaro, Lord of these lands. Abandon your invasion peaceably, and no harm will come to you. Persist in attacking, and you will be dealt with harshly." he boomed out through the mic, sounding impressive thanks to the killer sound system. There was great confusion, as none had ever seen a golem so large, or in the air on jets of flame. Still the Lord at the head of the army shook his head. "We will not relent because you ask. On this continent only strength matters. I will not allow a usurper to take over my old ally's lands. We will not back down. Wyverns, Tear that monstrosity from the sky!" The lord shouted, and Ryan sighed. "Alright Tori, one good shot to the rear please, where the supply train is." It was an Easy shot to make, as she was stationary, and Ryan unleased some of his own power through the Mech's systems, effectively doubling The effects of the blast. The end result was an area of scorched ground nearly a hundred and twenty meters across. In a single attack they'd killed a quarter of army, including destroying ninety percent of the supplies for their campaign, and nearly all the archers. This of course caused a panic, Even as the 4 Wyverns launched themselves toward the metal menace, a small human figure was falling to earth from it wielding a huge sword. He landed atop a heavy Infantry unit, clad in thick armor, and dropped into their midst. In an instant, a Circle six meters across opened up around him, as he swung his blade in a circle, and cleaved everything it came in contact with in half. Ryan stood, a faint blue aura covering him, a slight spark of energy crackling here and there, his blue eyes cold and bright. "I did warn you to turn away, but you say only strength matters. Well here we are, our strength against yours." The Army was still fifteen thousand strong, but their morale was absolutely shattered. Already many soldiers were throwing down weapons and running. The Lord made a bad call. "Archers shoot those treasonous bastards!" Even as what few archers he had left followed orders, more began to panic, as their lord was still fully intent on fighting the monster that had dropped into their midst. In the air, Four Wyverns battled against Tori and the Banshee. Their claws could tear at the armor, but the vulcan canons mounted on the mech's head proved adept at tearing apart their all too important wings, and sent one plummeting to the ground. The rider was crushed as the beast fell, and though not dead it was enraged and injured, trying to get back into the air.
  8. Justin OOC

    Level 2: Might and Magic

    "In time Yuuki, I will explain everything." They returned to the regular world, and bid goodbye to Siluca. She returned to the Keep, and left them with Izona, who wasted little time, taking them to another room, which resembled a classroom, complete with a chalkboard. There she began to teach them the fundamentals of magic in this world. The first three days was alot of terminology and long explanations regarding the nature of magic, basic theories. The next three days saw them talk of foci and magical materials. In the end, Yuuki ended up with a moonsilver Magatama amulet as her focus, and Vesper's was a darksteel bracelet. "Moonsilver changes, but is always pure. The light it gives off is soft, but even the deepest darkness it cannot be extinguished. Darksteel is indestructible, even in the core of a star. It is unchanging, and eternal." According to Izona, having chosen these materials would only increase the power of their magic, as they would serve to keep it from running rampant. With their foci chosen, they were given a day to rest, before the most intense week of their lives began. for fourteen hours of each day, they were trained separately in magic by Izona. It was revealed that Izona could duplicate herself, to accomplish this, and Each was just as powerful. Using her Magic, she engaged them both in combat, and proved to be overwhelmingly stronger than either, but this illustrated the power of Magic, as she only used magic of each of their elements with them. She'd then teach them of the magic she used, while they couldn't hope to master tier 4 spells or higher yet, still the explanations helped them see how each tier built upon the others. She would heal them after each battle, then they'd go again. Magic it seemed was mostly a combat art, but she did show them other ways to use it that weren't combat related. Gathering information, summoning familiars, defending others, curses and banishing, curing wounds and sickness, If it could be done with magic, she taught them all of it. It was at the end of the week That she made a revelation to the two of them. "So have you two enjoyed our first six months together? I should probably have mentioned that. 1 hour in my dimension is a day out here. As its laws are my discretion, there's reduced fatigue and no hunger there, so it probably didn't really seem too bad to the two of you, but that's why you slept well and ate when we came out for the day each day. It's predicated on you both getting 8 regular hours a day of sleep." The fact remained that they still had two more "weeks" of their training before returning to the castle.
  9. Vesper

    Level 2: Might and Magic

    Vesper just smirked and leaned against the wall with her arms folded. She was ready to get started. If Izona wanted to know about her gift, she could ask. Same thing with foci really. They could pick that up as they went.
  10. Ryougi Yuuki

    Level 2: Might and Magic

    So not just the daughter of an imperial mage, but the daughter of *the head imperial mage* then? That was a lot to live up to, and with all this talk of magic going away if they fully repaired the seal, that couldn't have helped. Siluca got a gentle smile of understanding from the small girl, silent support before they were whisked away to a breath-taking starscape worthy of any story's epic battle. What followed enthralled her, not the scale of the blasts so much in and of themselves, but the context that this was something that could be learned or taught to potentially anyone. Earth. Water. Order. Okay those were hers, and she'd have to fight really hard to keep her preconceptions about the first two from tainting what was to come. Order? She had no real idea no real idea what to expect unless it borrowed *a lot* from the Shinto traditions she was raised in. "So many, Master Izona, which I'm sure you'll bring up and answer when we need to know them," she answered with a shimmer of breathless excitement and a quick bow of her head, "But most urgently perhaps... The reason your student directed us your way is because our patron listed learning magic is listed as one of the objectives needed to get us home to our world and, presumably, help us help this one while we're here. The same patron gave both of us... gifts which Lady Siluca compared to this world's Mystic Arts. I don't know if that will help or harm our training here, but in my case, I have a... Ha, transformation that lets me use more of that energy in ways that I know without having been actually taught. Is that a problem?" She breathed in through her nose, calming herself, allowing herself one further indulgence, "Also, foci materials and design choice. What's the difference between them?"
  11. Justin OOC

    Level 2: Might and Magic

    "Now, we talk abit more, and after that Siluca leaves you here with me. You'll stay here a month or two, depending on how much you allow yourselves to learn, how much you apply yourselves to this, and then our business will be done." Izona gave them both a knowing smile. "Your magic is a reflection of yourself, who you are at your core, which aspects of Reality you resonate with. You can accept this and work in harmony with your powers, and the effects will be effortless, with minimal costs, but far more limited scope and power. Or you can take the harsher path, and Reject the way of things, and try to assert your dominance over reality, and make your will into your reality. The costs are greater, but the scope of power and effects is nearly limitless, if you have the will to see it through." She looked over to Siluca. "She is one of the Former, and quite rare. Most of the former can barely manage tier 2 spells, but She can manage tier 3. She's my little prodigy, but then with her Father being the Imperial court Magus, well she has some big shoes to fill." "IZONA!" Siluca cried out. "Oh, hadn't you told them about daddy? Well, you shouldn't keep secrets, that's not what friends do." "Not a secret, just hadn't really found the time or occasion.." Siluca pouted quietly. "At any rate, I know you're eager to get started, so If you'll follow me, We can go to my practice dimension. It's set so that magic works the same there as here, and I can show you how this world's magic works. With no dissent, the room shifted, and they were no longer in a room, just in a dimension of endless starfield. "This is Otherspace, and here, nothing can affect the real world. This is a small dimension i created to practice and perfect my spellcraft. Now, I will show a spell for each affinity." She started off With water, order, calling up a dozen automatons from aether and mana, to use as targets. She blasted them with lighting bolts from air, fireballs from fire, and crushed them with boulders from stone. She froze one using water, and caused one to break down and rust away with chaos and a little of her own blood. The final one was burned away with holy light, and she turned to them. "Those were mostly tier 2 and three spells, save the initial summoning spell, which is a fourth or fifth depending on what you're calling up. simple elementals are 4, something like a Water Dragon is a five." She looked to them. "Any Questions?"
  12. Ryougi Yuuki

    Level 2: Might and Magic

    It had taken a moment to overcome the sense of burning resentment as her energies demanded she add the Words to her release, some flare, something anything to shout 'Here I am! Look at me!' to the upwelling, a sullen wrath that kicked up nausea in her gut before she could rein the coiling energy back down into it's root. Ugh. She had to suck in a little half breath, recover her balance before looking up and at Siluca, eyes curious. The other woman had shown none of this passion regarding Chaos magic before, their previous discussion more academic than anything. Still. Vesper had asked the big question. And 3 affinities? Was that good or not? She had no idea, and that was exciting, unruly powers or no. The short, brown-haired girl nodded agreement with Vesper's statement, waiting for the next part, the next test.
  13. Vesper

    Level 2: Might and Magic

    "Badass," Vesper said, giving the black ball a closer look. "Chaos magic sounds pretty cool, actually." She then scrutinized each of the other little crystals in turn. Air seemed kinda...meh at first. Wee, windy... But then she thought 'air' could refer to sound too, right? Or like, storms, like thunderstorms. Dark clouds, angry lightning...cracks in the earth with plumes of fire jetting out. Then the baseline...bumbumbum bumbum bumbumbum bumbum bumbumbum... Sure, it was magic, not a music video, but that wasn't any reason you couldn't cast spells with some style, right? Hell no. Wands you shouted Latin at and shot little sparkles? Kids books. Nah, her Latin would be all deep and resonant, like a Gregorian chant you couldn't hear the source of. Just the words, pressing in on you, beating reality into a new shape like hot metal. Ugh. Ugh! Okay, cool off, V...don't kid yourself into thinking this isn't going to suck. Just go with it for now and see what happens. Vesper took a deep breath, banishing the growing anticipation she'd felt and fixing Izona with a deadpan stare. "So what now?"
  14. Justin OOC

    Level 2: Might and Magic

    Izona smiled. I see. I accept both your offerings." She held out her hand and there were two small stones. "Each of you take one, and focus on it." With a look of incredulity this was done, and Izona smiled. "Feel you mana, your Will flowing into the stone. Don't constrain it, simply let go." Once the two f them had, there was a cracking noise, and in each of their hands were three small shards, of various colors. "Each color is aligned with a particular element." Her eyes Narrowed, and Siluca let out a little gasp. Yuuki's were green of course for Earth, which wasn't that surprising, a royal blue signifying Water, and Stark white, the color that signified the Magic of Order, a rarity in terms of alignment. Vesper on the other hand had a light blue stone that was aligned with Air, and a bright red stone aligned with fire. Her final stone was jet black, and everyone looked to Izona. "Chaos magic affinity.Well, you're going to be quite a pair." Siluca looked at her.. "You're not..." "They did bargain fairly with me, so yes, I will teach them, even that. Better they learn from me, than someone who doesn't know the truth." "It's forbidden." Siluca was definitely freaking out. "For a human to teach it, yes, but I am far from that, and certainly not bound by your laws." "..." Siluca really couldn't respond, Izona was probably the single most powerful magic caster alive, and She'd never seen the look in her eyes like this. She was truly excited. The lure of exotic knowledge, and having students with Order and Chaos as affinities, it was totally unprecedented. ------------------------------ Once the Banshee touched down and her inspection was complete, Tori and Ryan both climbed up and inside. "Huh, I don't remember a second actual seat in here." It was situated behind her main seat, slightly elevated, with its own instruments and while not control stics, there was a dome on each side of the seat obviously meant for the second occupant to place their hands on. "Something new to try out, I'm guessing." He smiled. "I think I'll just ride along for now, and get out once we get to the battlefield, Sound good?"
  15. Vesper

    Level 2: Might and Magic

    Vesper gave Yuuki a flat look. She had history, math and science on her phone? Like physically on it? She brought out her iPhone and tossed it, and its earbuds, onto the table alongside Yuuki's phone. "Ten gigs of thrash metal and a PDF copy of the Anarchist's Cookbook," she said. "Take it or leave it." Ah shit, the cat vids! Maybe she won't notice. "There's stuff we can TELL you too though," Vesper added. "Like, with actual human interaction or something."
  16. Tori Cannon

    Level 2: Might and Magic

    Tori click the key to summon the Banshee while Ryan asked his question, she didn't answer immediately, instead she watched the Mech unfold from is't interdemensional space. She hadn't really considered that aspect, the killing part, before. She was going to be a soldier, a pilot and that meant the possibility of killing, but that killing would have been in service to her country and she felt she could justify that. But what about this? Who was she serving here? "I don't know Ryan, I don't really understand any of this. But I'll do what I have to do to get us home," she said as she inspected the mech to make sure it was ready.
  17. Ryougi Yuuki

    Level 2: Might and Magic

    Yuuki wordlessly poured the tea into the cups provided while their hosts bantered back and forth, brown eyes waiting for the exchange to wind down before replying. "If I may, Lady Izona..? I am a Shinto shrine maiden, raised and trained to be a priestess of a world where magic is an article of faith not flashy fireballs, so I'm the last one to underestimate the value of your kind of knowledge," she offered with an apologetic smile as she produced the smartphone from her bag and slid it across to Izona, tone respectful and soft, "I don't know if you've seen one of these before, but it contains a large amount of information from our world, our history, our math, our science, the men and women who shaped it." She picked up her cup of tea, sipping to gather her thoughts, "I don't know what value you'd place on this information, but Lady Siluca seems to think well enough of you to give fair return on it. Enough of it at least to give us a fair chance to learn whatever magic we turn out to have an affinity for outside of the powers granted us by our patron."
  18. Justin OOC

    Level 2: Might and Magic

    After the conversation Tori went her own way, and was generally left to her own devices. After about three hours, there was a man who came riding into the castle in a rush, "I bring word from The Western Border. "Lord Elrois has marshaled his forces and is heading towards us, Our estimates put his forces at nearly twenty thousand!" This set off a chain reaction as dozens of nobles and officers went into motion, and seemingly like magic, Ryan appeared, stepping from around the corner. "So Tori, Want to go see what an army on this world looks like?" Even as others were rushing to notify Theo, Ryan already knew that they needed to make a strong response. "Come to the meeting, let's hear him out, and we can finally go do something." She nodded, and they head for the meeting, where the Lords were talking about how they could only muster half that force on such short notice, and how they'd need to fight a defensive battle. "Look, if you need more time, Tori and I can go out and buy that time. We're unknown quantities to them, and with only a few wyverns they're not gonna be that much of an issue to us." "There's no way two of you can fight an army of twenty thousand.." "We don't have to, we just need to delay them. Besides, I'm going to challenge the leader of the force to a duel. Tori can take out their airpower and supply lines, and they'll be totally screwed. Leaderless, without supplies, they won't know what to do, and by the time you guys arrive, they'll be ready to surrender, I guarantee it." Ryan was so sure, and Theo, though abit nervous, nodded. "Alright,Tori, Ryan, buy us the time we need, but don't get yourselves killed." The two otherworlders nodded, and left the meeting to the denizens of this world, they had an army to gather. He looked to Tori as they walked out to one of the courtyards, it was seldom used and the ground was simple dirt, as he waited for her to call the Banshee. "You cool with this? We're gonna be killing other people out there, not inhuman monsters." It was something he probably should have asked before, and he regretted not doing so. ---------------------------------------- In her Library Izona waved, and the room shifted, becoming a parlor with a table set with tea and chairs. "Please, let's sit and talk." Siluca lead the way with Izona at the rear, and once they were seated, she smiled "So my former apprentice brought you to me because you need to learn magic quickly. Well, she may or may not have told you, but I crave information. I simply love to learn things I do not know. Now as you're from another world, I'm sure there's a great deal you can tell me. That said, I want real knowledge, not just the most mundane of trivia. If you wish real knowledge of Magic, and by the by, you both have strong aptitude for magic, so you could be truly powerful, with dilligent study, then you must offer up something of similar value." She got to the point rather quickly, unlike so many who simply beat around the bush. "I have lived for thousands of years, I don't really care to do small talk, and I gather neither does Vesper, so let's be about what this about." She looked to Siluca, and chuckled. "No familiar this time?" "No, you traumatized him last time." "Oh you're just being dramatic, I only pet him for six hours."
  19. Ryougi Yuuki

    Level 2: Might and Magic

    After the last few days in her transformed state, Yuuki felt acutely tiny and vulnerable in her own skin, underdressed in her street clothes. Still, if Izona was as powerful as Siluca , better safe than sorry, even if she didn't feel particularly safe. At least Vesper was semi cooperating long enough for her to get her mental feet under her. "Ryougi Yuuki. Of Earth since you apparently know about more than one world," she offered with a slight bow, that same voiceless voice pinging 'mage' off of Izona as it had Siluca on their first meeting, "Do you have somewhere we can sit and talk, Lady Izona? Lady Siluca tells me she needs to be back at the castle, and I don't want to take any more of her time than we need to." She smiled, the expression shallow, fragile, and uncertain but real, "And we *are* here to learn magic if you'll have us."
  20. Vesper

    Level 2: Might and Magic

    So it's as boring as a public library, with an annoying salesperson from Hot Topic lurking inside. Is this Middle Earth or Hell on Earth? In deference to the delicate sensibilities of Yuuki, and because she wanted something out of this whole arrangement, Vesper kept that comment from leaking out audibly...though it did make her smile just a little as she said, "Hey." Yuuki shot her an aggrieved look, and with an eyeroll, she added, "I'm Vesper. We're here to learn magic or something."
  21. Justin OOC

    Level 2: Might and Magic

    Daizo nodded. "Mostly battles are fought among normal foot infantry or cavalry units. Archers of various types are a staple of most battles as well. Some, Like the Imperial guard have their Spellbreaker corps, which wear armor that cancels magic and have magic weapons which hurl large bolts a great distance. Of course a few Lords have beastmasters in their employ and they have magical beasts in their military. Wyverns are the most common of the aerial beasts. They're pseudo dragons, their feet have massive talons and while they have hands, they're integrated into the edges of their wings. They don't breath fire, but they move quite fast. Most Lords use them to drop barrels of gunpowder or oil over a battlefield which then ignites when hit by any sort of flame. of course, a Wyvern on the ground is still a huge threat with their spiked tails, claws and powerful jaws. Spellcasters themselves are more limited with most lords employing less than three. However, the use of mercenaries, and people who have Mystic, Martial, or Demonic arts are all things worth factoring in too. Those abilities are the sort that are beyond human ability, but clearly not magic. They usually have some sort of cost associated with their use. Many think of your comrade, Ryan, as a mystic and Martial art possessor. It's uncommon to have more than one, but not unheard of." The conversation in the carriage went on for some time, finally though they reached a small cottage looking house, surrounded by a garden. Once they got out the coachman and horses seemed to go into suspended animation, not responding to anything. "She's expecting us, so here we go." Siluca said. She lead the way knocking on the door which opened when she did, and led them inside. Once the door was closed the scenery changed, and the insides revealed themselves to be a massive library, so large they could easily fit Tori's Banshee within with room to spare. "Ah, Siluca, I see you finally brought those guests you mentioned. DO you really think they're worthy of my teaching..." The voice drifted off, as Their host came into view. Izona looked mostly human, save for the actual halo of light over her head, and the wings at her hips. She was fairly scantily clad, and smiled. "oh, how interesting indeed. Otherworlders. You brought me some otherworlders... You really are such a good pupil." She bowed her head once, "I am Izona, Mistress of Magics. I bid you welcome to my humble home." The change from her haughty sounding voice to one that was thick with enthusiasm was instant, and abit jarring to say the least. Siluca had that sort of pasted on grin that said "Just bear with it" as this seemed to be part of what they'd been warned of.
  22. Ryougi Yuuki

    Level 2: Might and Magic

    "Hmmm," replied the shrine maiden, noting the perhaps significant absence of the word 'control' from that answer. Still... The prospect of dropping an expendable monster on an opponent instead of risking a human or plant ally, especially with her ability to shape a battlefield sounded good. In theory. If it didn't carry the risk of taint or some long term cost like it so often did in her stories. If Chaos was the simply the yin to the other school's yang though... Maybe... "Well, If you have any questions you'd like to ask us to pass the time, I'd be glad to share what I can. Kept the old Lord entertained enough to repay him somewhat for his hospitality," she chuckled before the smile turned rueful, "And once we're close enough to Izona's that it'll be safe, please tell me and I'll... transform back. If she knows the same trick of seeing through it that you do, don't want to spoil a first impression."
  23. Tori Cannon

    Level 2: Might and Magic

    "Wyverns? Is that like a dragon?" Tori asked thinking that fighting a dragon in the air might be cool. "Okay that sounds like a plan I guess you better get me caught up on how your military operates so I can fit in."
  24. Justin OOC

    Level 2: Might and Magic

    "Yes, you can choose your focus, and you can have more than one. Generally it's best to make them something you can carry, as without it you cannot perform your magic. You can improvise a focus, but the effects will be halved. As to Chaos magic, it is a blood or life sacrifice almost exclusively, and it can greatly enhance Chaos beasts, or even summon more of them, from what I've seen." Back at the Castle, Daizo smiled. "Well that depends. There's always the training you're doing, simply relaxing and enjoying your downtime, or Considering the news is already spreading about our new Lord, I'm sure some of the other Lords will be looking this way to expand their territory, maybe even claim Lord Theo's Crest. I'm planning to advise Lord Theo to take a proactive stance, and move against some of our enemies, before they can strike us. I'd rather fight them on their lands than ours, it keeps our people safe. If you want to help us fight, then I'd welcome it. I've always hated fighting Wyverns from the ground, and I'm betting you can handle them with your "mech" is it?"
  25. Vesper

    Level 2: Might and Magic

    "Huh. Can we use more than one? Like...a book for the big sort of rituals and something else to carry around with me?"
  26. Tori Cannon

    Level 2: Might and Magic

    Tori took the bottle back and put it in it's holder on her belt all the while eyeing Daizo, "I was joking, Daizo. It was a joke. I know this is real, I'm the one that drive the giant robot remember. But back home all of this would be enough to put me away at the funny farm. So with Vesper and Yuuki off playing Hogwarts, what exactly is there for me to do here?"
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