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Inner Light

The room was eerily quiet. The ground and walls were crafted from an impeccable white marble. There was an uncomfortable sheen in the room. Light reflected off the stone in odd angles. In the center of the room towered four large pillars of similar stone. Etched in the pillars were dozens of odd, runic symbols. The script appeared to be from an age long past, almost alien.

Embedded towards the center of each pillar was a large crystal, dormant for the time being. In the center of the room, three figures stood with their backs facing each other. As if waiting, as the party entered, all three individuals turned to face the newcomers.

The first was a pale, human woman. Her face was covered with a dark gray hood that hid her eyes. She wore a set of rough, beat-up leathers. Two shimmering daggers hung off her belt. A bulky-looking velen stood next to her. His body was covered in ornate, embroidered armor. The armor was heavily dented above his stomach. His eyes were concealed by a thick helm. A stout shield and longsword were held in his arms. Finally, the third took the form of a lanky enlil. Clutching a heavy tome in his hands, burn marks covered his faded, blue robes. Arcane baubles decorated the front of his outfit, and blindfold covered his eyes. Their skin took on a sick, gray color. Flecks of flesh rotted off their disfigured forms.

As the intrepid adventures stepped into the room, the three of them turned to face the newcomers. A high-pitched whirring echoed through the chamber, the crystals whirring to life. Within an instant, the entire room was bathed in a blinding light.

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Although shorter than her compatriots, Keydis was the first into the room, shouldering her way past Aeria brusquely, her hurry as much from impatience as protectiveness. The brunette was still aching high on her right side, but it was familiar now, easily put out of mind. Her scaled armor would hopefully keep any further wounds from digging too deep. The gash on the back of her calf was stinging and itching, even after the treatment from Cassius, and that pain she welcomed, since it kept her senses sharp.

Keydis came to a halt, left hand rested atop the pommel of her sheathed schiavona. A drop of blood fell from the tip of the barbed blade protruding out of her wrist.

She flinched and squinted in the light, but stood firm, waiting to see what would happen. After her vision in the entryway, she expected the three in front of her were apparitions, as well, and that the others couldn't see them.

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Aeria huffed a little as Keydis pushed past her, but she didn't make any comment. She was starting to understand a little about the woman's motivations and actions. The light made it hard to see the figures in front of them, so the spurii shaded her eyes to try and get a better view of them. They were like manifestations of the mythologies she'd read, figures from a distant past brought to life. The spurii's hand tightened around her halberd as she took up a position next to Keydis.

Diamantus had shoved in on the other side of Keydis, hand resting on her pistol in readiness. Shading her eyes, she coolly assessed the figures, already trying to figure out who she should shoot first if they made any threatening moves. It seemed inappropriate to speak, so she also stood stock still and waited to see what might happen next. The whole scene was otherworldly and vaguely disturbing.

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"Faex..." Surprised by the flash as much as the others, the spurii woman with fuchsia ringlets in her red hair recoiled at the light, then cursed exasperatedly as her vision cleared to let the rotting strangers come into focus before them.

If these things were apparitions, all of them were having the same hallucination, and the redhead was far from interested in disturbing and otherworldly coincidences.

Her cloak billowing around her feet, the spurii drew her sheathed sword into her right hand to follow the gilded yellow dagger in her left and took a wary step forward, her green and red eyes trained on the mage and the glittering daggers on the cloaked woman's belt.

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The light dimmed once more, the stoic figures pausing for a moment before erupting in a litany of motion. Greeting the new arrivals, the human woman began to step back. Energy rippled around her as she vanished from view. In perfect time, the fighter stepped in front of the arcanist. Lifting his shield aloft, it began to shimmer. Calling upon skills long lost, a tessellated barrier erupted in front of him, shielding both himself and the spell weaver.

Continuing the tightly choreographed dance, the caster flipped through the pages of his tome. He flicked his hand forward, cobalt sparks dancing between his fingertips and into the pillars surrounding them. One by one, they lit up in order. From corner to corner, one flashed at a time before settling on the northeast pillar. A billowing vortex erupted around the pillar. A high piercing noise echoed the room as a powerful blast of air erupted from the pillar and engulfed the room!

All the while, magic continued to coalesce in the magician’s hand.

The rogue has vanished. The paladin has manifested a barrier that radiates in a semiciricle from himself, covering himself and the spellcaster. Those with good knowledge of Aquila will note this is a very steadfast barrier.

The northeast pillar has activated, launching a blast of wind. This is a magnitude 6 attack that radiates from the pillar to hit everyone. Getting hit deals the damage and knocks you back 10 feet and prone. If you can reduce the magnitude to at or under 3 tiers, you will not be knocked back. Or you can of course be totatlly creative to work around it.
 

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Cassius came behind the rest of the group, running to catch up with them. He clutched his bag in one arm, wiping a fresh cut off of his hand with the other. The bag rustled slightly as he moved.

Turning the corner into the room, he rushed through the door and towards Diamantus, trying to make some sense of what was going on. As he did so, he opened the flap of his bag to let something small and dark rush around the left side of the room.

“What’s the plan?” The mage panted as he pressed himself against the pillar that Diamantus shared with him.

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Under her breath, Keydis spat out a frustrated, "Of course," muscles moving before she could fully take in the rush of movement. Her left arm lifted and she felt the familiar sharp tugging under her skin, deep in between the muscles and sinew. The monstrous harpoon protruding from her arm buried itself into the ceiling behind the closest pillar, connected by a chain of sinew and unnatural violet ore. It left a queasy feeling in the pit of her stomach, but then she was moving, chasing the pull of the vistra blade.

The whipping winds of the vortex ripped and tugged at the woman's half-cloak, but the pull of her arm blade was stronger. She rounded the back of the pillar. Keydis didn't allow herself a moment to think, to savor her escape. Twisting her body so that she hit the ceiling boots-first, Keydis locked eyes on the magical barrier surrounding the bulky velen and his feathered charge.

She locked her sights on the open spot at the rear of the barrier. Keydis yanked the arm blade from the stone and kicked at the same time, throwing herself before bursting ahead in a new gale that whirled around her sword. Boots hit the floor, and both arms struck out at once, arm-blade and schiavona lashing out in dizzy fury.

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Used vistra ability to launch toward ceiling behind SW pillar and dodge vortex, then item ability to launch behind the barrier and try to attack the mage.

Vistra ability Jaculum x2, Magnum - 600 vigor

Promoveo, EX item - 500 vigor

Ambidexterity, Trained Feat (dual-wield penalties reduced to -1/-1)

Attack with sword = 3 skill + 3 mat - 1 ambi = 5 mag

Attack with arm-blade = 3 skill + 2 mat - 1 ambi = 4 mag

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Diamantus looked out at the scene in front of her and made a lightning decision. She had three major targets and not much time to do anything about them. The outlines of the rogue-like figure were blurring quickly, but the velen assumed that she wouldn't move instantly once she was invisible. The other powerful figures presented clear targets and her main goal was to create a distraction to aid Cassius, Aeria, Keydis and Aelflead rather than to actually take them out.

In one elegant, lethal movement the velen had drawn her gun, aimed and fired. With the uncanny skill of the pistolii, she’d managed to shoot at all three targets simultaneously. As the bullets winged their way towards the rogue, the paladin and the magic user she’d sprinted to the shelter of the pillar next to Cassius.

Now she regarded him calmly.

“The plan is to kill all of the bastards. That’s the plan. We need to take out that spellcaster so that we don’t get another Vis-damned barrier thrown up. After that, I guess we just need to make sure it’s their asses that get kicked, not ours.”

Meanwhile, Aeria was evaluating her options in a similarly rapid fashion to Diamantus, because there really wasn’t any time to do anything else. It didn’t take long before she nodded to herself, set her jaw and moved into the first stage of her assault. She noticed, as she advanced, that Keydis was beginning her own assault on the paladinl. Hopefully their concerted attacks would make an impression on the powerful being.

Reaching her target meant that Aeria was going to have to employ one of the more effective skills that she’d learned as a lancer. In one fluid motion, she stepped forward and into the blast of the vortex while setting her halberd against the floor. This allowed her to effectively use the weapon as a shield.

There was enough cover for her to concentrate all of her strength in her legs and drive herself forward towards the barrier in front of the paladin. The force in her body and the skilled way in which she directed it very nearly shattered the barrier, but it was a powerful construct and so it just held as she slammed the blade of her halberd into it.

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I will get the numbers written down later but Diamantus used Quick Draw and Aeria used Iron Gate.
 
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Comparatively, Aelflead's plan of action was less straightforward.

Aelflead braced herself against it, losing a curse to the wind's howl in the process, then a wave of power contrary to the undead mage's pulsed through the room and coalesced around her.

Then the spurii turned into a flash of red hair and disappeared, only to reappear on the other side of the room, heralding an explosion of enchanted rock and rubble with another shout that was lost to the din. The rubble being launched from Aelflead's new position was a mite too large to be ignored though.

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Vigor: [7,300/8,550] - 1,928 = [5,372/8,550]
Aelflead popped Audax Laxovis and went super spurii for this turn. - 5% max vigor (428 vigor)
Aelflead used shunp-I mean Blink to run cross the room, faster than the eye can see! -1k vigor
Aelflead punched the shit out of one of the potentially load-bearing pillars, the tornado pillar's next on her shit list.
Earthshaker - 500 vigor (The debris is coming from the pillar being punched, and flying towards the paladin and his pal from behind.

Total: Skilled Pugilis + Passion + Earthshake + Audax Laxovis + Aruit knuckle dagger thing = A hopefully busted pillar, and some 2 magnitude rocks for our undead friends to munch on.
 
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:: 3 ::

The bullets struck the arcane veil. The energy cracked like heavy glass on impact, but the wall remained sturdy. The third shot whirred harmlessly away, deftly evaded by the vanishing rogue. Aeria’s halberd slammed into the wall with a screech, the metal grinding against the abjured shield. Cracks ran deeper through arcane protection, but it appeared to barely stand. She could see the energy rippling out from the paladin’s sturdy tower shield.

The silver light emanating from the pillar shimmered off Keydis’ blades. An airy voice echoed from an open gash across the enlil’s throat.

Et confractus ruina!”

A thin pillar of marble erupted from the ground in front of the wizard. Her right blade caught and pierced through the protective layer, inches short of striking the target. By leveraging her inertia, her second strike pierced cleanly through the caster’s right shoulder. The arcane energy gathering in his hand temporarily fizzled from the interruption as he stumbled back. As she withdrew her blade, a queer foam began to bubble out of the wound instead of blood. Evaporating into the air in front of the arcanist. A nagging disorientation grew; the acrid smell intensifying.

However, before she could fully identifying the source, a deafening break echoed through the room as the northwest pillar shattered. While Aelflead’s quick thinking sought to catch the caster off-guard from behind, the untimely appearance of Keydis complicated the outcome. The chunks of white marble buffeted against the wind, slowing their motion forward. Two of the larger pieces veered off course and slammed into the ground; however, the third blindsided the young warrior.

The paladin slammed the tower shield into the ground. The sheer force wedged it vertically, the barrier continuing to project forward. He drew and imposing, silver longsword. It arched brilliantly down towards Aeria, radiant energy crackling along the blade. In perfect step, the paladin retreated. Momentarily, the paladin and caster were back-to-back. The paladin continued to step back, while recoil from Keydis’ attack caused the caster to retreat. In perfect harmony, the two weaved around one another, exchanging positions.

Away from this litany of movement, an unnatural shift of dust caught Cassius’ attention. The human rogue reappeared suddenly next to him, twin silver daggers drawn. In a deft move she stabbed forward at the mage with her right. Cleanly, she cut the strap connecting small vial attacked to her belt with her left before throwing deftly throwing the second dagger. It flew forward, ricocheting off the southern wall to strike Aeria from behind! The black, powder-filled, vial smashed against the ground, a cloud of impenetrable darkness erupting outwards concealing Cassius, Diamantus and herself from view.

[710]

Paladin Notes (Aeria/Dia/Keydis):

The barrier absorbed the two bullets and Aeria's attack but is looking rough. One more decent hit should break it.

The paladin activated [ Comfort Zone ]. It has rooted its tower shield which is the conduit for the barrier into the ground in front of him. The barrier's position is unchanged but he is moving freely away from it. He launches a longsword attack at Aeria, augmented with his [ Brilliant Smite ].

Attack Damage: 3 (Weapon) + 3 (Skilled) + 2 ( Briiliant Smite ) = 8

The paladin then uses comfort zone to step 1 meter back to swap positions with the caster. The caster now faces Aeria.

Caster Notes (Keydis/Aelf/Aeria):

The caster activates [ Iron Bastion ] to block one of the dagger attacks. The second strikes directly, but a gaseous mist exits the wound. This is equivalent to the spell [ Slow ] towards Keydis. If it takes hold, the disorientation will last for 2 turns.

Aelf has destroyed the northwest pillar. She fired the rocks toward's the caster's back; however, that is where Keydis was attacking from. Further, the rocks were being fired towards the wind. Unlike bullets which pierce forward, the heavy rocks are buffeted by the wind, slowing their motion. Two rocks fail to make it towards Keydis, but one is blindsiding her from Aelf's position. Will do around 1-2 tiers of damage and probably sting being big rocks and all.

The caster retreats back from Keydis, swapping locations with the paladin who has used comfort zone to step back. The arcane energy that was building in his hands temporarily fizzled but it rebuilding again.

Rogue Notes (Cass/Dia/Aeria):

The rogue has reappeared next to Cassius and Dia. Firstly, she attacks Cassius with the right dagger.

Right Dagger Attack Damage: 3 (Weapon) + 3 (Skilled) - 1 (Dual) = 5 tiers.

With her second dagger, she cuts through a string attaching a vial to her belt. Using [ Ricochet ], she throws the second dagger off the back wall and towards Aeria from behind.

Left Thrown Dagger Attack Damage: 3 (Weapon) + 3 (Skilled) - 2 (Dual) = 4 tiers.

The vial smashes against the ground. This powder functions as [ Break of Dusk ], engulfing the three in the south-east pillar in a dark cloud.
 
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The foam and fumes engulfed Keydis, who reeled back and reflexively shook her sword arm to rid it off the noxious poison. Vision already swimming, she half thought the snap and crack of the stonework behind her was from the toxin until she felt a spray of gravel and the heavy thud of a chunk of rubble high on the back of her shoulder.

Keydis stumbled forward, confused when she looked up to find that her target had grown in size. She growled and jumped straight up, pumping her fist and the attached, barbed blade straight at the armored velen's throat.

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Keydis is slowed by the caster's poison (limited movement + limited attacking 2 rounds) plus thrown off-balance by Earthshaker (limited movement 1 round). Armor + Aggressive Defense feat neutralize the actual damage of Earthshaker.

No tricks, a straight punch.

Attack with arm-blade = 3 skill + 2 mat = 5 mag

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Further behind the terran a grimace threatened to stretch across the redhead's lips. Aelflead had underestimated the strength of the pillar's wind, Keydis' mobility, and overestimated the woman's brashness all in the same six seconds.

Of course you take the window the second I expect you to knock down the front door. She groaned inwardly. She was angry she'd wasted so much energy now though and winded. As weak as that pillar was, it would've been smarter to force her way through the wind and smash the active one instead.

Still cursing her afterthoughts the woman moved to slide around Keydis, she had to at least break even on her investment, and there were two things she could still do to turn a profit. The caster was as off balance as the brunette ahead of her and-the rogue had re-appeared.

"Dammit! Slippery cunne." Aelflead watched the dagger wielding shade materialize, swing for the bum, and cursed again when she saw where the second dagger was headed before it's owner and it's targets faded from view.

Too far away to physically do anything, the red spurii barked across the room at the blue. "Move bitch!"

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Mistakes have been made, but though I'm sorry, Aelf'll be dammed before she apologizes.
Aelf is shouting at Aeria about the dagger, unclear as her warning may be. Tis nothing special, sh's just shouting.
Regarding actual actions: Normal movement (20m max) to run around Keydis and reach for the caster's arm to punch what's left of his face in. Audax Laxovis is down for 1/5 turns, so no more super punches for a bit.

Pugilis Skilled grab move + Nuthin' fancy single primary attack + Auritium knuckle dagger in the same hand = 6 to the pasty bookworm.
 
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Aeria's eyes blazed and she gritted her teeth as she set her halberd solidly against the floor while the longsword arced down toward her. The impact of it meeting her halberd jarred all the way down her arms, but she held firm and deflected the slicing attack.

Immediately she advanced, thrusting the halberd's blade forward against the shield barrier with a piercing scream, driving it with muscles that bunched and then exploded the weapon's blade toward the obstruction in front of her. Her face had become a contorted mask with sweat standing out on her skin, every tendon in her neck straining.

The sudden cry from Aelflead made her head snap around and her body responded in trained motion, pivoting her away from the attack on the barrier to flick her halberd out towards the dagger and halt the spinning motion with one deft twist.

Now the spurii made a rapid retreat backwards, putting space between her and the enemies in front of her, opening up a wider field in which to move.

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Aeria used: Iron Gate (4 + 3 + 2 = 9 defense vs Paladin's 8 attack), Primary attack (4 + 3 - 1 = 6), and secondary block (4 + 3 -2 = 5 defense vs 4 attack) and Comfort Zone.
 

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“Shit!” Cassius cursed, curling around himself as he attempted to protect his vitals. A spell started but was quickly dropped as a blade slammed into his upper arm. The mage fell, clutching at the wound.

On his back, he heard the glass vial shatter, his vision blackening as the billowing cloud of pure darkness exploded out. The part of him that was not focused with the pain and bleeding in his arm thanked his luck that the glass had not landed in his face.

It was hard to ignore the pain in his arm, especially when blind, but he was not safe at the moment. His bag had landed on his chest, which helped, and as close as it was, he could feel the Terra Reg spilling out onto him. In it, he quickly inscribed the three broad strokes of a fire, hissing with pain as the powder was consumed on his chest. From it, he would think that a ghostly, pale fire was emerging, covering his form from whatever spectral vision that the knife wielding maniac had. He could not see it, but he hoped it would be enough.

On the other side of the fight, the small thing that had darted from his bag popped out from under the remaining rubble of the pillar. It was maybe three feet tall, dark red horns pointing straight up from a lecherous, manic grin. It pointed its finger out, and with a high pitched squeak of a laugh, sent a spiral green laser barreling down towards the knight.

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Cast Ghost Fire (300 Vigor) and had imp cast Energy Burst (150) (3 Tiers of Damage)
 
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As Cassius fell and the darkness spread like an inky cloak, the sound of steel coming free could be heard in the chamber. Diamantus, arms corded with muscle, held her thick bladed sword now and even as the light dropped, her hard gaze was locked on the rogue. In the space that had opened where Cassius fell, the whoosh of steel echoed, the heavy blade driven at the flesh of the rogue who'd been standing there. If the light had been higher, the planes of the velen's face would have been seen etched in a ferocious contortion with blazing eyes and half-snarling lips as her entire torso rotated with the effort.

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:: 2 ::

The din of shattering glass echoed through the room. The barrier crumbled under the force of Aeria's attacks.
A crescent engulfed in energy arced through the air. In such close proximity, the Aeflead's arm met the paladin’s blade. A ribbon of blood spurted from her arm, as the attack was deflected away from the caster. In a continued, clean motion, the longsword met Kedyis’ jagged blade. Striking Aelflead had slowed the force behind the sweep, not enough to completely stop the laicar’s attack. The paladin stumbled onto his back foot as the blade barely penetrated into his armor. The imp’s attacked coursed through him. His body spasmed from the blast. Recovering through his sheer constitution, his focus shifted back towards the brash spurii. Energy radiated through his blade. Sparks shimmered across the edge, as he brought the heavy blade down on Aelflead’s head.

Unperturbed by Aelfead’s assault, magical power crescendoed through the casters fingertips. What once were sparks now completely engulfed his hands in a crimson glow. The howling vortex subsided from the pillar, the energy instead arching towards the southwestern pillar. The ground began to shake violently. With a deafening crack, the ground sundered between the southwestern and northeastern pillar. The widening fissure threatened to trap individuals within its earthen maw. With almost lackadaisical efficiency, the spellweaver turned to face Aeria. Telescoping portals opened a few inches in front of her, white energy swirling within each.

“Levi Colligentes!”

A powerful blast of wind roared out of the portals, seeking to throw Aeria into the growing fissure.

In the meantime, shadows danced through the cloud. Though blind as the others, the rogue still operated with an assassin’s efficiency. Drawing another dagger, this was adored with multiple runes. She gestured forward, as if to throw it but held it firmly in her grasp. Dozens of spectral blades formed around her, before firing outwards in a devilish rain!

For those watching helplessly from the outside of the smoke cloud, the piercing energy blades erupted with deadly intent. The smoke shifted as suddenly two copies of the thief burst from the shadows in opposite directions. One headed towards the eastern wall, while the other sought refuge behind the southwestern pillar.

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Paladin Notes (Aelf/Keydis):

Barrier is gone.

Paladin has used [ Deflection ] still active on his blade. in order to stop Aelflead's attack since he's in melee range of the paladin. As it is the strongest of the attacks aimed at him, it was completely stopped. The remaining damage reduced Keydis' attack damage but it still managed to penetrate through his armor. He tanked the imp attack but is still holding strong as he is a bulky enemy.

For his attack, he turned and is swinging down at Aelflead with his [ Brilliant Smite ].

Attack Damage: 3 (Weapon) + 3 (Skilled) + 2 ( Briiliant Smite ) = 8

Caster Notes (Everyone):

The caster was not hit this turn, so the energy building in his hands has grown.

The pillar making wind has stopped. This time the southwestern pillar is now glowing red. A [ Fissure ] has opened up between the southwestern and northeaster pillars diagonally. It's a relatively long jump to try to make it across, but one can skirt around all pillars to avoid it. What's at the bottom of the ravine...?

The caster then turns to cast Repulsor at Aeria to try to throw her into the ravine.

Attack Damage: 2 (Spell) + 3 (Catalyst) = 5 tiers of damage.

Rogue Notes (Cass et al. ):

In the cloud the rogue is blind but only generally knows people's location by where she saw them last. Instead she launches an omni-directional barrage of daggers around herself. She summoned roughly two dozen daggers and launched them in a circular attack around her.

Each dagger will do damage but a rough guideline of the damage is around 4 tiers of damage. Getting his by more than one dagger can bump this up. Those outside of the cloud have now seen two rogues exit the cloud running in two different directions!

Savvy magicians with Adept skill in Occultus may recognize this as [ Mirror Image ] but which witch is which?
 

Keydis Lysistrata

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As soon as Keydis felt her boots touch the ground, she pumped her left arm back, pivoted her hips, and slashed her arm-blade toward the side of the velen's knee. Although it felt like it bit in, Keydis didn't stay to see the reaction -- her one previous hit told her everything she needed to know about how sturdy he was.

Ducking low, Keydis slid one boot behind the paladin's, crossing behind him without giving a chance for a counter-attack. She fell to one knee, balance still thrown off by the frothing poison. Keydis pushed back up right away and swung with her sword at her true target: the enlil.

The caster stepped to the side, as if he had eyes in the back of his head. The slash missed, and the caster half-turned, lifting a hand toward Keydis, but then the enlil's body jolted, his eyes widened: although her wrist was popping and aching, from the abrupt halt and reversal, Keydis had skillfully reversed her missed slash, transforming it into a lunge in a heartbeat.

Just the tip had pierced in and more poison spewed forth. Just before her vision clouded further, Keydis locked her eyes on Aeria dashing out of the darkness. "Featherbrain!" she yelled.

Then a powerful wind coiled around the sword in her hand and Keydis blasted forward, sinking the blade all the way to the hilt and launching herself blindly over the crevice, bringing the enlil caster with her, all with a wild grin on her lips..

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Keydis attacks paladin, uses Comfort Zone to slip around him from behind, then attacks the caster, using Remise to seal the deal and Promoveo to launch over the crevice.

Attack with arm-blade = 3 skill + 2 mat - 1 Ambi = 4 mag

Attack with Promoveo (Remise) = 3 skill + 3 mat - 1 Ambi = 5 mag

-1000 Vigor for Remise

Promoveo → 15m

-500 Vigor for EX Promoveo

20000/30000 Vigor spent
 

Mystydjinn

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The spurii was ready for the second strike however. With her strike deflected and Keydis trading her targets, a rush of disgust and annoyance surged through the woman and guided by years of practice her body took action.

Recoiling from the paladin's defensive blow sent the spurii back to a balanced state on two feet again and in response to the dead champion's white flashing blade, Aelflead met him with a flash of yellow. Switching to her off hand, Aelflead ripped her dagger across her body, slashing up from left to right. Then down and right to left, knocking the paladin's sword up and away once, then yanking it away with her dagger's curved edge and knocking the ancient sword to the ground.

Stepping into rotting thing's space, the redhead ripped her dagger across it's chest now, biting into armor with the auritium blade. Then with with a shout, a spin, and flashing golden metal biting into flesh, Aelflead swung her fist around in a hook and into the paladin's chest with her dagger growing warm in her hand.


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Vigor: [5,372/8,550] - (Deflection + Gangway) = [4,622/8,550]
The first dagger strike is [Deflection] at 6 mag, and the second is a [normal] but flavorful [block] 4 mag = Skilled Pugilis + aurit knuckle dagger -secondary rules = Total 10 mag to block [Brilliant Smite]'s 8 mag head smash.

Next is the slash [normal attack] at 5 mag = Pugilis + aurit knuckle dagger - primary rules, then the big punch [Gangway] at 6 mag = Pugilis + aurit knuckle dagger + [Gangway] = a sales pitch into the brand new ravine.

Aelf slaps ravine This can fit so much dead shit in it!
 
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Trained reflexes caused Aeria to drive the butt of her halberd hard into the ground as the wind struck her, all of her muscles exploding into action at the same time, shoving her body backwards forcefully, away from the wind and the fissures. She landed hard, thighs and calves absorbing the impact. Her halberd was now set in front of her, body tensed to spring.

Keydis’ shout made Aeria’s head snap up in time to see the warrior descending toward her, the caster propelled downwards, impaled on her outstretched sword. A nasty smile touched the spurii’s lips and she braced her halberd, corded forearms and biceps flexed and ready to shove the weapon’s blade home as Keydis arced toward her, driving the caster down inexorably towards it.

[951]

Aeria used Fall Back (4 mag +3 = 7) against Repulsor (5 mag)
 

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