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PostPosted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 12:11 am 
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Ameia, Lv0.81 Weirded [Front]
17/18 HP // 108/100 // ■■■■
Reconstitute [x1] | Mind over Matter [x0] | dark energy [x0]
+0 dmg | -10 hit | +3 ac | -2 mr | +4 init
Ceremonial Sword [1d6 dmg] | Wooden Buckler [1 ac] Old Breastplate Armor [4 ac]
[Reveal] Spoiler: "Character sheet"
Inventory:
  • Food Ration x1
  • Antivenom x1

Spells:
  • Void Armory
    The caster cloaks the target in a hulking mass of impossible shapes. Combatants affected by Void Armory gain the ability to perform a special attack once. The attack has [WIL(cstr)] HIT and deals [WIL(cstr)] extra damage. The attack's critical threat and damage increase by 1 and 20% respectively for every 4 WIL, up to +5 and +100%.
    If the caster casts this spell on himself, the attack may be performed as a minor action on the same turn.
    The target of this spell sustains 10-[WIL(tgt)] stress.
  • Unwind Flesh
    The caster twists and contorts their own flesh back into place in gruesome fashion that is disturbing to behold.
    The caster recovers 1d[WILx5] HP. All other combatants suffer 5-10 stress.
  • Bastion of Nowhere - Invocation
    The caster manifests a non-Euclidean sanctuary-maze, lasting 1+[INT/2] turns. All allies will receive 50% less stress during this time, and all attacks against the caster's party members are redirected towards the caster, unless the attacker passes a WILL check DC 05+[INT].
  • That Which Wasn't - Invocation
    Invokes a monstrosity invisible to anyone it hasn't attacked yet. The monstrosity will attack the caster's enemies, dealing 1d[WIL] damage and inflicts [INT]x2 stress when it reveals itself to them. The monstrosity prioritizes enemies it hasn't attacked, and lingers for up to [INT] turns.

Abilities (300/350 AP spent):
  • Unnatural Caster [ Passive ] [ 130 AP ]
    -> Whenever Ameia casts a spell, she gains a charge of Dark Energy. Each charge grants 1 AC. Whenever she's hit by an attack or spell, if she hasn't used her minor action this turn, she will use that minor action to retaliate.
    Ameia will retaliate with a bolt of dark energy that has [INT] HIT and deals 1d[WIL] damage, consuming one charge of Dark Energy.
    At the end of combat, remaining Dark Energy dissipates into Ameia. For each charge, she suffers 5 stress unless she passes a WIL check DC: 10+[ΣDE].
  • Rude Awakening [ Passive ] [ 50 AP ]
    -> Once per fight, Ameia can cast an Invocation spell as a minor action. The first time she casts an Invocation spell each combat, each enemy must pass a WIL check DC 05+[WIL], or suffer [WIL+INT] stress.
  • Reconstitute [ Active ] [ 100 AP/use ] (1 use)
    Major+minor action. Touch range. A horrid alteration to the target's form. Effectiveness scales with their stress. Severe distortions may impair vital functions or dismember or transform the target.
    Witnesses will be in denial about the target's state, but stress makes it harder to ignore the truth. When forced to acknowledge the situation, they suffer stress. If they survive, the target recovers to normal in the course of several days.
  • Mind over Matter [ Active ] [ 20 AP / use ] ( 1 use )
    -> Supplements lost strength with the void inside her. Uses WIL in place of STR or DEX during a check.
  • Askew Third Eye [ Passive ] [ +50 AP ]
    -> Exposure to otherworldly magic has warped Ameia's connection to the aether, currently rendering her unable to learn regular spells.
  • Prepare for Anything [ Camping ] [ 40 AP / use ] ( 0 uses )
    -> Have ones allies contemplate the fearsome. Increases party stress by 10; after this has been used, when the user reminds nearby allies of those lessons, it puts the present situation into perspective - removing 20 stress and reducing incoming stress by half for 2 rounds.
  • Channel the Brink [ Camping ] [ 30 AP / use ] ( 0 uses )
    -> Reduces own stress by 30% of the current value. An ally either regains 1 HP for each five points of stress consumed, or loses one point of stress from an ally for each two points of stress consumed.
Attributes:
-5 Strength
-5 Dexterity
+5 Agility
+4 Vitality
+4 Intellect
+5 Willpower
-3 Perception

"Oh, frankly I'm still a bit on edge, but... knowing what I'm seeing tends to make me feel a lot more collected. "

"Can't lie, I'm getting a little attached to this thing, and a lead is a lead. If Tudor's so dedicated to finding clues, perhaps he's more willing to assign someone for babysitting.
And I'm all for backup, so let's have a talk with him."


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 2:14 pm 
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Ginny, Lv01 [72] Blue Knight [Front]
15/17 HP // 000/100 [ IIIIIIIIIII]
+1 DMG | +2 HIT | +1 AC | +1 MR | +2 INIT
Longsword [1-8 Dmg] | Wooden Buckler [1 AC] Old Breastplate Armor [4 AC] |
Dagger [1-4 Dmg] |
Abilities: Image | Image Image | Image
[Reveal] Spoiler: Character Sheet
Inventory...[ 06/10 ]
  • Healing Flask x02 [Restores 05 Hp]
  • Food Ration x05[Q:05]
  • Rope
  • Torch x02
  • Whetstone x02 [+1 DMG and CT for 1 fight]
  • Tarot Deck [22]
Special Gear:
  • Thigh Holster [Extra weapon Slot, Dagger]

Spellbook...[ 02/03 ]
  • Shatter Guard [04] (Watcher)
    This attack strips the target of all magical protection and causes them to take 50% more damage until their turn starts, but otherwise does not damage them.
  • Catharsis Drive [01] (Hollow)
    A melee attack that deals +1d4 damage per 5 accumulated stress, has +1 critical threat per 15 stress, and reduces Ginny's stress by 5 if it hits.

Abilities [ 0345/0350 AP ]:
  • Image Blue Lancer [1/1] [ Active ] [ 55 AP ]
    This attack has +5 HIT, can only be used from the cover row, and targets a single enemy in the front row. This attack moves Ginny over to the front row, and deals x2 Maximized damage if it connects. Ginny gains 25 stress if the attack misses. This attack requires a major and a minor action to use.
  • Image Metamagick [2/2] [ Active ] [ 60 AP ]
    Whenever an ally casts an offensive spell, Ginny can consume one use of her B.K abilities to add its effects to the spell that was cast (the efficiency of this effect is circumstantial). This ability is considered a major action.
  • Image War Banner [1/1] [ Active ] [ 30 AP ]
    Reduce stress by 10 for all other party members and maximize the damage of their next attack. This is a major action.
  • Image Blue Knight [ Passive ] [ 200 AP ]
    A Blue Knight learns attacks by defeating enemies. Ginny cannot learn spells, and has no SP. Instead, her spellbook will be filled up with abilities as Ginny's party defeats enemies, based on the enemies themselves. The attacks in a Blue Knight's spellbook have a limited number of uses before they are forgotten. The number of uses gained is random between 1 and INT. Once an ability in the spellbook has run out of uses, it is erased. Ginny can only manually clear entries from the spellbook by meditating at camp, otherwise she must expand attacks to clear entries. Ginny's B.K abilities cannot be taught as spells would be to others, as they are invoked, rather than studied.
  • Image Spiderwalk [ Passive ] [ 50 AP ] [ Not learned ]
    Ginny can traverse vertical surfaces so long that she keeps running. If her surroundings allow it, she can use this ability to attack enemies in cover with a successful maneuver.
  • Image Mana-Font [ Passive ] [ 55 AP ] [ Not learned ]
    Whenever Oz uses Wellspring of Magic, Ginny gains 1 cost-free use of Metamagick as a free action.
  • Image Weaving Strike [ Passive ] [ 65 AP ] [ Not learned ]
    When attacking enemies in melee with B.K abilities, Ginny can attempt a maneuver to weave magical energy into her target. If the enemy is unmarked, they gain A Trace for Nica to exploit. If the enemy already carries A Trace, the maneuver causes the attack to deal x1.5 damage.
  • Image Reflection [ Camping ] [ 45 AP ] [ Not learned ]
    Ginny can boost the number of uses for one of her B.K abilities by [WIL].
  • Image Soul Crucible [ Camping ] [ 115 AP ] [ Not learned ]
    Ginny can combine up to 2 B.K abilities into a single ability - merging their effects and summing their uses. Ginny can't use this ability to combine a B.K ability that is already the product of such a combination.

Attributes:
STR: +2
DEX: +0
AGI: +1
VIT: +0
INT: +3
WIL: +1
PER: +0

Ability Points: 05
Attribute Points: 0


Briggs' men weren't an option - he was having none of it.

The party regroups, Oz and Ameia have managed to figure out the ring, which turns out to be quite a potent magical item.
They've had about as much luck with the deck as Nica and Ginny did with convincing Briggs.

Oz seems particularly annoyed with Briggs' response.
"I agree with his motives, even if they don't work in our favor right now. I think Briggs has an acceptable threshold of risk he's willing to put his men through, and this situation isn't within that threshold. Now it's time to find out if Tudor's threshold is broader."
Considering that Tudor's men are oath-sworn capitol soldiers, and not simply local militia like Briggs', Tudor's threshold very much better be.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:04 pm 
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  • Image | Ameia (Octy) .. | 17/18 | IIIIIIIIII094 | Lv 0.81 | [Front] |
  • Image | Nica (AoD) ..__ | 13/13 | IIIIIIIIII000 | Lv 1.67 | [Front] | ▼ -2 MaxHP |
  • Image | Ginny (Cime) .. | 15/17 | IIIIIIIIII000 | Lv 1.72 | [Cover] |
  • Image | Oz (Shade) ..__ | 16/16 | IIIIIIIIIII038 | Lv 1.85 | [Cover] |
Gold: 179
Location: Korsgrad
Day 03, Afternoon
[Reveal] Spoiler: Quests
  • Icon of Ruin: Discover the origin of the Obelisk in Korsgrad, learn the fate of the villagers and find the source of the fire that razed the city to the ground.
    ========================================
  • Quoth the Raven: Bring the crow creature to hatch from its egg.
[Reveal] Spoiler: Saved Locations
  • Ancient Shrine: "Sacrifice -Death Ward"
  • Site of the Hollow Encounter: The spot where Tudor's group fought a band of Hollows on their way to Korsgrad.


You have a look around and eventually find Tudor and Dweck. The two of them are walking around camp slowly, almost meditatively, and appear to be deep in private conversation. When they notice you, they stop speaking. You approach them.

PER check, DC 07:
Ameia: 04 - 03 = 01 >>> Failed
Nica: 02 + 01 = 03 >>> Failed
Ginny: 07 + 00 = 07 >>> Success
Oz: 02 + 04 = 06 >>> Failed

@Ginny: You catch Dweck's eyes fixing on Ameia for a bit too long. She may have been the subject of their conversation, or was related to it somehow.

Tudor greets you.
"Ah, there you are. I got word that you were back at camp."
He turns to Ameia.
"How are you feeling? You seem a lot better than you did this morning."

Dweck interjects, pointing at the Egg bundled in Nica's hands.
"What have you got there, blondie?"
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 1:55 am 
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Nica, Lv 1.67

Health: 13/13 (-2)
Stress: IIIIIIIIII

Spells: ♦♦
Restl.:
Lunge:

+2 Dmg | +3 Hit | +4 AC | +5 MR | +4 Init
Rapier - 1-6 Dmg | L. Coat & Cuirass - 2+1 AC

[Reveal] Spoiler: Inventory & Status
Items:

  • Bandages x02 [ Cancels up to 10 stacked bleeding damage. ]
  • Dagger [ 1-4 Dmg ] x4
  • Healing Flask [ +05 HP ]
  • Mana Flask [ +01 SP ]
  • Scroll of Locking [ "This spell manipulates locks and similar mechanisms to close and lock them as one would with a matching key." ]
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Spells:

  • Arc Bolt
    -> Strike a single enemy with a bolt of lightning. The bolt has Int Hit and deals 3d3+Wil damage.
    -> On attack rolls of 6 or more, the bolt will chain to a random nearby enemy dealing 2d3+Wil damage on the first chain, and 1d3+Wil any consecutive times after that.
  • Entropy Bolt
    -> Attack an enemy with a strange bolt of chaotic energy. The bolt has Wil+Dex Hit and reduces the victim's AC and Hit by Int.
    -> The victim will take 1 Dmg and 5 Stress every turn until they have taken the same amount that their AC and Hit were reduced by.

Abilities: [ 345/350 AP spent ]

  • Spell Scavenger [ Passive ] [ 220 AP ]
    Nica wanders the land, tracing the trails of the many magicks at work upon it, and claiming them.
    -> When Nica successfully casts a spell on an enemy, A Trace from the spell lingers on the enemy, granting her +1 Hit and MR against them for 2 turns. [ 60 AP ]
    -> Nica can make a maneuver against marked enemies to consume A Trace and gain 1 Spell Point. [ 120 AP ]
    -> A Trace can stack, up to 2 times. [ 40 AP ]
    -> When an enemy casts a spell, that spell also leaves behind A Trace. [ 80 AP ]
    -> If an enemy dies while it has A Trace, Nica may make a minor action on her next turn to cast any spell the felled enemy held A Trace from at the time without paying a Spellpoint. [ 40 AP ]

  • Finesse [ Passive ] [ 50 AP ]
    Nica's deft hands supplant her skill with the blade... the pokey ones, anyway.
    -> All rapier-type weapons are considered Treated when wielded by Nica.
    -> Treated weapons use Dex for +Dmg.

  • Lunge / Red Lancer [ Active - 1 use ] [ 50 AP per use ]
    Nica's daring nature is unbounded by battle positions... sometimes. With Ginny's own charge as a focal point, Nica can make some explosive use of this...
    -> Nica may make a melee attack on a Covered enemy. [ 50 AP per use ]
    -> If Nica is in Cover when Ginny performs Blue Lancer, Nica can expend a use of Lunge to perform an identical attack on the same target using her own major & minor action. [ 55 AP ]
    -> She is also susceptible to the Stress penalty, but they will only suffer it if they both miss.

  • Restless [ Active - 1 uses ] [ 20 AP + 5n per use ]
    Nica has never liked standing still for too long at once.
    -> Nica may change battle positions as a free action.
    -> This allows her to change positions twice in a turn, if she wishes.

  • Kleptokinesis [ Sustained ] [ 100 AP ]
    Nica's curiosity sometimes turns to greed... sometimes against her best interests.
    -> While Kleptokinesis is active, Nica loses 1 HP per turn, and gains 5 Stress.
    -> While Kleptokinesis is active, Nica retrieves discharged magicks from the spells she casts, granting her Kinesis for each cast.
    -> Kinesis can stack, up to Nica's Spell Point total.
    -> A successful melee attack will consume Kinesis and end Kleptokinesis. The damage is increased by 1x per stack consumed.
    -> Kinesis stacks are lost if Kleptokinesis is ended manually.

  • Aristocrat's Quill [ Camping ] [ 100 AP ]
    Nica's upbringing has made her more than proficient with written documents, which she applies to spells left behind.
    -> With a quill & parchment, Nica may transcribe one of her known spells into written form while camping.
    -> She can re-learn spells that she has forgotten if she has their scrolls.


Attributes:

  • -1 Str
  • +4 Dex
  • +2 Agi
  • -1 Vit
  • +2 Int
  • +0 Wil
  • +1 Per


As Nica anticipated, upon finding Tudor, they also got Dweck. It doesn't take him much time to notice the heavy bundle she's hefting along.
'Blondie', eh? Nica supposes she shouldn't complain, since she doesn't remember giving the man her name, and it's better than being spoken of rather than to.
She nods slightly to Dweck's inquiry as she greets them.
"Indeed. We returned earlier than we'd intended after recovering this."
She unwraps the egg to show them, explaining it the circumstances around it and its appetite for mana as well as its evident intent to feed without disrupting its surroundings.
"It seems to be another case of the Obelisk 'distorting' the surrounding fauna, but unlike everything else we've discovered, it seems to be docile, not to mention quite intelligent. From what we observed, the creature inside is patiently absorbing the mana it needs to grow."
Nica doesn't much enjoy making the same plight twice, but the more she has to carry it around camp the less she likes the idea of lugging it around in order to keep the thing, should they not manage to enlist some supervision.
"It's a priceless chance to study the effects of the Obelisk's influence, but we've more than just this egg to attend to, and carrying it outside Korsgrad would be too much of a hindrance. Since we can roughly predict when it will hatch, I meant to ask if you could spare us a soldier or two to keep watch over it while we're out until that time."

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 3:14 am 
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Oz, Lv 1.86
HP: 16/16
MP: ★★★★★
SP: 038%
±0 Dmg | -8 Hit | -1 AC | +5 MR | +6 Init
Equipment:
  • Trick Cane (1d4 Dmg | Restores 1 MP on an attack roll of 10.)
  • Padded Vest (1 AC)
Skills:
  • Quick Spell
[Reveal] Spoiler: Inventory & Status
Items:
  • Rødlev Crest of Fireguard [Acc: +01 DR-Fire]
  • The Conduit [Acc: [00][III]]
  • Tarot Deck [22]
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Spells:
  • Cyclone
    -> Creates 1d3 + INT/3 Wind blades dealing 1d4 + WIL damage. Blades have INT HIT bonus.
  • Sonic Clap
    -> All enemies must make a VIT check vs the caster's WIL or be stunned for a turn and lose their AC dodge bonus.
  • Darkmatter Vortex
    -> All enemies must make a WIL+VIT check vs the caster's INT. If they succeed they take 1d3 damage. if they fail they will take 1d3 damage per turn for WIL turns.
  • Light
    -> Creates a floating orb of radiance to act as a source of light for the caster. The orb will accompany the caster for several hours before fizzling out, and may be dismissed manually.
  • Life Sense
    -> The caster is able to telepathically sense all living beings within a radius of approximately INT+PER meter.

Abilities (330/350 AP spent):
  • Quick Spell [ Active ] [ 70 AP / use ] ( 1 use )
    -> Allows Oz to cast a spell as a minor action.
  • Awareness [ Sustained ] [ 60 AP ]
    -> Oz can give up his minor action each turn in order to apply his Perception stat as a bonus towards any of his attempts to dodge an attack. Increases Stress by 5 at the end of every turn while active.
  • Wellspring of Magic [ Passive ] [ 100 AP ]
    -> At any time during a battle, Oz can use a minor action to regain a spell point, at the cost of increasing his Stress by 20.
  • Grace under Pressure [ Passive ] [ 60 AP ]
    -> Grants Oz a +1 bonus to all rolls whenever his Stress is 50 or higher.
  • Maelstrom of Magic [ Passive ] [ 40 AP ]
    -> Allows Oz to make a maneuver (spells only) against enemies marked with A Trace by Nica. If successful, A Trace is consumed and the target is stunned for a turn.
  • Intimidating Confidence [ Active ] [ 35 AP ] [ Not learned ]
    -> This is a minor action. If Ginny uses War Banner this turn, Oz follows up with his own unique brand of "encouragement", crushing his enemies' will to fight.
    Unless they pass a WIL check against 6+WIL, all enemies suffer 10 Stress and have the damage of their next attack minimized.
  • Photographic Memory [ Passive ] [ 50 AP ] [ Not learned ]
    -> Oz receives a +5 bonus to any attempts to learn a spell he has seen before.
  • Mad Scientist [ Passive ] [ 65 AP ] [ Not learned ]
    -> To Oz, gaining new knowledge is strangely invigorating, to the point he can become a bit... obsessive about it.
    Oz receives a +[Stress/25] bonus to all checks involving experimentation to gain new knowledge, as well as an additional +2 bonus if he's suffering from an Affliction.
    For each piece of knowledge gained by means of experimentation, Oz recovers Stress equal to half its DC.
  • Disquieting Serenity [ Passive ] [ 70 AP ] [ Not learned ]
    -> Whenever Oz is (one of) the target(s) of any action while suffering from an Affliction, the user of that action receives 10 Stress unless they pass a WIL check against 6+WIL (whether they're friend or foe).
  • Spell Crucible [ Camping ] [ 85 AP ] [ Req.: Ginny's Soul Crucible ] [ Not learned ]
    -> Oz can create a combined spell from two of his known spells, that behaves as Ginny's spellbook abilities, with a single use. This spell does not take up space in Oz' spellbook but can only be used once before it is forgotten.
  • A Mind for Magic [ Active ] [ 100 AP / use, 250 AP for passive ] [ Not learned ]
    -> Oz can cast any spell he has seen before, even if he hasn't properly learned it. Doing so requires both his minor and major action as well as an extra spellpoint compared to casting the spell normally, and excludes it from being cast via Quick Spell, but otherwise works as normal.
  • Last Word [ Active ] [ 150 AP / use ] [ Not learned ]
    -> Allows Oz to cast a spell using all of his remaining spell points at once. Each spell point beyond the requirement sacrificed this way increases the potency of the resulting spell by 50% (additive).


Attributes:
-5 Strength
-3 Dexterity
±0 Agility
+1 Vitality
+5 Intellect
+5 Willpower
+4 Perception


Grumbling to himself, Oz followed the others around while they were looking for Tudor. If Briggs had just granted their request, they would probably already be making progress regarding the obelisk at this very moment...

When the group finally managed to find Tudor and his personal jester, Nica was quick to get to the point.
"While we don't fully understand the creature inside this egg yet, it appears to be completely passive unless there is mana to be absorbed. It's worth emphasizing that it chooses not to interrupt any spells being cast, and instead simply absorbs whatever residual mana is leftover afterwards, leading us to believe that it is indeed docile, unlike all the other creatures we've encountered so far. It should be completely harmless to anyone without magical abilities."
While this probably wasn't entirely true, it was likely better not to mention the dead chicks Nica and Ginny had told him about if they wanted to secure Tudor's assistance.
"It's really more that we'd simply like to know what it does in our absence, if anything."
In particular, he wanted to know what the creature inside this egg would do if they made it go without any mana to feed on for extended periods of time... Would the soldiers keeping watch end up as shriveled as the chicks Nica and Ginny had described?


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Ginny, Lv01 [72] Blue Knight [Front]
15/17 HP // 000/100 [ IIIIIIIIIII]
+1 DMG | +2 HIT | +1 AC | +1 MR | +2 INIT
Longsword [1-8 Dmg] | Wooden Buckler [1 AC] Old Breastplate Armor [4 AC] |
Dagger [1-4 Dmg] |
Abilities: Image | Image Image | Image
[Reveal] Spoiler: Character Sheet
Inventory...[ 06/10 ]
  • Healing Flask x02 [Restores 05 Hp]
  • Food Ration x05[Q:05]
  • Rope
  • Torch x02
  • Whetstone x02 [+1 DMG and CT for 1 fight]
  • Tarot Deck [22]
Special Gear:
  • Thigh Holster [Extra weapon Slot, Dagger]

Spellbook...[ 02/03 ]
  • Shatter Guard [04] (Watcher)
    This attack strips the target of all magical protection and causes them to take 50% more damage until their turn starts, but otherwise does not damage them.
  • Catharsis Drive [01] (Hollow)
    A melee attack that deals +1d4 damage per 5 accumulated stress, has +1 critical threat per 15 stress, and reduces Ginny's stress by 5 if it hits.

Abilities [ 0345/0350 AP ]:
  • Image Blue Lancer [1/1] [ Active ] [ 55 AP ]
    This attack has +5 HIT, can only be used from the cover row, and targets a single enemy in the front row. This attack moves Ginny over to the front row, and deals x2 Maximized damage if it connects. Ginny gains 25 stress if the attack misses. This attack requires a major and a minor action to use.
  • Image Metamagick [2/2] [ Active ] [ 60 AP ]
    Whenever an ally casts an offensive spell, Ginny can consume one use of her B.K abilities to add its effects to the spell that was cast (the efficiency of this effect is circumstantial). This ability is considered a major action.
  • Image War Banner [1/1] [ Active ] [ 30 AP ]
    Reduce stress by 10 for all other party members and maximize the damage of their next attack. This is a major action.
  • Image Blue Knight [ Passive ] [ 200 AP ]
    A Blue Knight learns attacks by defeating enemies. Ginny cannot learn spells, and has no SP. Instead, her spellbook will be filled up with abilities as Ginny's party defeats enemies, based on the enemies themselves. The attacks in a Blue Knight's spellbook have a limited number of uses before they are forgotten. The number of uses gained is random between 1 and INT. Once an ability in the spellbook has run out of uses, it is erased. Ginny can only manually clear entries from the spellbook by meditating at camp, otherwise she must expand attacks to clear entries. Ginny's B.K abilities cannot be taught as spells would be to others, as they are invoked, rather than studied.
  • Image Spiderwalk [ Passive ] [ 50 AP ] [ Not learned ]
    Ginny can traverse vertical surfaces so long that she keeps running. If her surroundings allow it, she can use this ability to attack enemies in cover with a successful maneuver.
  • Image Mana-Font [ Passive ] [ 55 AP ] [ Not learned ]
    Whenever Oz uses Wellspring of Magic, Ginny gains 1 cost-free use of Metamagick as a free action.
  • Image Weaving Strike [ Passive ] [ 65 AP ] [ Not learned ]
    When attacking enemies in melee with B.K abilities, Ginny can attempt a maneuver to weave magical energy into her target. If the enemy is unmarked, they gain A Trace for Nica to exploit. If the enemy already carries A Trace, the maneuver causes the attack to deal x1.5 damage.
  • Image Reflection [ Camping ] [ 45 AP ] [ Not learned ]
    Ginny can boost the number of uses for one of her B.K abilities by [WIL].
  • Image Soul Crucible [ Camping ] [ 115 AP ] [ Not learned ]
    Ginny can combine up to 2 B.K abilities into a single ability - merging their effects and summing their uses. Ginny can't use this ability to combine a B.K ability that is already the product of such a combination.

Attributes:
STR: +2
DEX: +0
AGI: +1
VIT: +0
INT: +3
WIL: +1
PER: +0

Ability Points: 05
Attribute Points: 0


This Dweck type sniffed out the situation very quickly, before Ameia even had a chance to answer Tudor's question.
Ginny couldn't tell if he was doing his job and being cautious by questioning the bundled egg in Nica's arms, or just being overly brash. Perhaps it was a mix of both.
With that kind of behavior, Ginny wouldn't ever think Dweck was Capitol Ops if Tudor hadn't told them so earlier.
Maybe there's a good reason Ops assigned him to this mission... This realization made Ginny wonder about Ameia's situation as well.

"If this works out the way we plan, I think this could be more valuable than studying the monster remains as we've done so far.
If we can study a live specimen, I bet we can learn so much more about the obelisk and its influence.
"

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  • Image | Ameia (Octy) .. | 17/18 | IIIIIIIIII094 | Lv 0.81 | [Front] |
  • Image | Nica (AoD) ..__ | 13/13 | IIIIIIIIII000 | Lv 1.69 | [Front] | ▼ -2 MaxHP |
  • Image | Ginny (Cime) .. | 15/17 | IIIIIIIIII000 | Lv 1.73 | [Cover] |
  • Image | Oz (Shade) ..__ | 16/16 | IIIIIIIIIII038 | Lv 1.87 | [Cover] |
Gold: 179
Location: Korsgrad
Day 03, Afternoon
[Reveal] Spoiler: Quests
  • Icon of Ruin: Discover the origin of the Obelisk in Korsgrad, learn the fate of the villagers and find the source of the fire that razed the city to the ground.
    ========================================
  • Quoth the Raven: Bring the crow creature to hatch from its egg.
[Reveal] Spoiler: Saved Locations
  • Ancient Shrine: "Sacrifice -Death Ward"
  • Site of the Hollow Encounter: The spot where Tudor's group fought a band of Hollows on their way to Korsgrad.


DC 06:
Nica: 04 + 01 + 02 = 07 >>> Success
Ginny: 05 + 02 + 00 = 07 >>> Success
Oz: 04 + 05 + 02 = 11 >>> Success

@Nica: +2 Exp
@Ginny: +1 Exp
@Oz: +2 Exp

Tudor and Dweck look at eachother silently for a few moments. A smile creeps up on Dweck's face. In reaction, Tudor smirks in a very reserved manner. He lets out a sigh.
"Sounds like you're looking to get way over your heads with this..." Tudor says.
"But if you honestly believe this will help you make progress, I'll oblige. I'll put someone in charge of looking after this egg while you're away. Dweck..."
He put his arm on Dweck's shoulder.
"At the first sign of any unexpected or hostile activity from the egg, you are to ensure the egg is intercepted and exterminated, either personally or by giving the order. At least one person should be watching it at all times."
Dweck gives a silent nod as your eyes meet.
"If that's acceptable, you can leave it in our care." Tudor concludes.
"We'll have a talk with Ellen to see if she can get us some kind of ventilated safe or strongbox to hold the egg securely, as an extra measure."

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Nica, Lv 1.69

Health: 13/13 (-2)
Stress: IIIIIIIIII

Spells: ♦♦
Restl.:
Lunge:

+2 Dmg | +3 Hit | +4 AC | +5 MR | +4 Init
Rapier - 1-6 Dmg | L. Coat & Cuirass - 2+1 AC

[Reveal] Spoiler: Inventory & Status
Items:

  • Bandages x02 [ Cancels up to 10 stacked bleeding damage. ]
  • Dagger [ 1-4 Dmg ] x4
  • Healing Flask [ +05 HP ]
  • Mana Flask [ +01 SP ]
  • Scroll of Locking [ "This spell manipulates locks and similar mechanisms to close and lock them as one would with a matching key." ]
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  • -
  • -
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Spells:

  • Arc Bolt
    -> Strike a single enemy with a bolt of lightning. The bolt has Int Hit and deals 3d3+Wil damage.
    -> On attack rolls of 6 or more, the bolt will chain to a random nearby enemy dealing 2d3+Wil damage on the first chain, and 1d3+Wil any consecutive times after that.
  • Entropy Bolt
    -> Attack an enemy with a strange bolt of chaotic energy. The bolt has Wil+Dex Hit and reduces the victim's AC and Hit by Int.
    -> The victim will take 1 Dmg and 5 Stress every turn until they have taken the same amount that their AC and Hit were reduced by.

Abilities: [ 345/350 AP spent ]

  • Spell Scavenger [ Passive ] [ 220 AP ]
    Nica wanders the land, tracing the trails of the many magicks at work upon it, and claiming them.
    -> When Nica successfully casts a spell on an enemy, A Trace from the spell lingers on the enemy, granting her +1 Hit and MR against them for 2 turns. [ 60 AP ]
    -> Nica can make a maneuver against marked enemies to consume A Trace and gain 1 Spell Point. [ 120 AP ]
    -> A Trace can stack, up to 2 times. [ 40 AP ]
    -> When an enemy casts a spell, that spell also leaves behind A Trace. [ 80 AP ]
    -> If an enemy dies while it has A Trace, Nica may make a minor action on her next turn to cast any spell the felled enemy held A Trace from at the time without paying a Spellpoint. [ 40 AP ]

  • Finesse [ Passive ] [ 50 AP ]
    Nica's deft hands supplant her skill with the blade... the pokey ones, anyway.
    -> All rapier-type weapons are considered Treated when wielded by Nica.
    -> Treated weapons use Dex for +Dmg.

  • Lunge / Red Lancer [ Active - 1 use ] [ 50 AP per use ]
    Nica's daring nature is unbounded by battle positions... sometimes. With Ginny's own charge as a focal point, Nica can make some explosive use of this...
    -> Nica may make a melee attack on a Covered enemy. [ 50 AP per use ]
    -> If Nica is in Cover when Ginny performs Blue Lancer, Nica can expend a use of Lunge to perform an identical attack on the same target using her own major & minor action. [ 55 AP ]
    -> She is also susceptible to the Stress penalty, but they will only suffer it if they both miss.

  • Restless [ Active - 1 uses ] [ 20 AP + 5n per use ]
    Nica has never liked standing still for too long at once.
    -> Nica may change battle positions as a free action.
    -> This allows her to change positions twice in a turn, if she wishes.

  • Kleptokinesis [ Sustained ] [ 100 AP ]
    Nica's curiosity sometimes turns to greed... sometimes against her best interests.
    -> While Kleptokinesis is active, Nica loses 1 HP per turn, and gains 5 Stress.
    -> While Kleptokinesis is active, Nica retrieves discharged magicks from the spells she casts, granting her Kinesis for each cast.
    -> Kinesis can stack, up to Nica's Spell Point total.
    -> A successful melee attack will consume Kinesis and end Kleptokinesis. The damage is increased by 1x per stack consumed.
    -> Kinesis stacks are lost if Kleptokinesis is ended manually.

  • Aristocrat's Quill [ Camping ] [ 100 AP ]
    Nica's upbringing has made her more than proficient with written documents, which she applies to spells left behind.
    -> With a quill & parchment, Nica may transcribe one of her known spells into written form while camping.
    -> She can re-learn spells that she has forgotten if she has their scrolls.


Attributes:

  • -1 Str
  • +4 Dex
  • +2 Agi
  • -1 Vit
  • +2 Int
  • +0 Wil
  • +1 Per


Hmm. Though as snake-tongued as he was, Dweck's acquaintanceship with Tudor seemed to go beyond work formalities. Nica wonders if that can't be seen as part of a bodyguard's job description itself.
Tudor thinks they're chomping at the bit to get in trouble... Nica couldn't really argue that if she wanted to. She feels her face heating up slightly.
But, beggars can't be choosers, at the end of the day. Approval is approval, and Nica doesn't feel particularly apologetic about Dweck being saddled with this responsibility, anyway... only slightly concerned if he's a little too careful about it.
Then again, considering what they're dealing with, perhaps that approach is warranted. Nica straightens up and accepts the proposal.
"That would be most appreciated."
Now, to another matter...
"One more thing -- we heard from Briggs that you were planning to investigate the ruins. We actually intended to approach the Obelisk directly again ourselves, today. After, if not during, your soldiers' patrol, might we be able to borrow some to back us up in the event that something nightmarish emerges once more?"

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  • Image | Ameia (Octy) .. | 17/18 | IIIIIIIIII094 | Lv 0.81 | [Front] |
  • Image | Nica (AoD) ..__ | 13/13 | IIIIIIIIII000 | Lv 1.70 | [Front] | ▼ -2 MaxHP |
  • Image | Ginny (Cime) .. | 15/17 | IIIIIIIIII000 | Lv 1.73 | [Cover] |
  • Image | Oz (Shade) ..__ | 16/16 | IIIIIIIIIII038 | Lv 1.87 | [Cover] |
Gold: 179
Location: Korsgrad
Day 03, Afternoon
[Reveal] Spoiler: Quests
  • Icon of Ruin: Discover the origin of the Obelisk in Korsgrad, learn the fate of the villagers and find the source of the fire that razed the city to the ground.
    ========================================
  • Quoth the Raven: Bring the crow creature to hatch from its egg.
[Reveal] Spoiler: Saved Locations
  • Ancient Shrine: "Sacrifice -Death Ward"
  • Site of the Hollow Encounter: The spot where Tudor's group fought a band of Hollows on their way to Korsgrad.


Tudor seems amused at Nica's question.
"I suppose I want to make sure we're not missing anything important in the ruins. I trust Briggs' people have done a good job, but everyone is liable to miss things, so I sent out a small party to look around."
Tudor scratches his bearded chin thoughtfully.
"You can find them now and help them search if you want. They should finish their rounds in a few hours and give me their report, and I'll instruct them to follow you to the obelisk site to assist you. Just make sure you approach before nightfall, these men are on the dayshift."
@Nica: +1 Exp


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Nica, Lv 1.70

Health: 13/13 (-2)
Stress: IIIIIIIIII

Spells: ♦♦
Restl.:
Lunge:

+2 Dmg | +3 Hit | +4 AC | +5 MR | +4 Init
Rapier - 1-6 Dmg | L. Coat & Cuirass - 2+1 AC

[Reveal] Spoiler: Inventory & Status
Items:

  • Bandages x02 [ Cancels up to 10 stacked bleeding damage. ]
  • Dagger [ 1-4 Dmg ] x4
  • Healing Flask [ +05 HP ]
  • Mana Flask [ +01 SP ]
  • Scroll of Locking [ "This spell manipulates locks and similar mechanisms to close and lock them as one would with a matching key." ]
  • -
  • -
  • -
  • -
  • -
  • -

Spells:

  • Arc Bolt
    -> Strike a single enemy with a bolt of lightning. The bolt has Int Hit and deals 3d3+Wil damage.
    -> On attack rolls of 6 or more, the bolt will chain to a random nearby enemy dealing 2d3+Wil damage on the first chain, and 1d3+Wil any consecutive times after that.
  • Entropy Bolt
    -> Attack an enemy with a strange bolt of chaotic energy. The bolt has Wil+Dex Hit and reduces the victim's AC and Hit by Int.
    -> The victim will take 1 Dmg and 5 Stress every turn until they have taken the same amount that their AC and Hit were reduced by.

Abilities: [ 345/350 AP spent ]

  • Spell Scavenger [ Passive ] [ 220 AP ]
    Nica wanders the land, tracing the trails of the many magicks at work upon it, and claiming them.
    -> When Nica successfully casts a spell on an enemy, A Trace from the spell lingers on the enemy, granting her +1 Hit and MR against them for 2 turns. [ 60 AP ]
    -> Nica can make a maneuver against marked enemies to consume A Trace and gain 1 Spell Point. [ 120 AP ]
    -> A Trace can stack, up to 2 times. [ 40 AP ]
    -> When an enemy casts a spell, that spell also leaves behind A Trace. [ 80 AP ]
    -> If an enemy dies while it has A Trace, Nica may make a minor action on her next turn to cast any spell the felled enemy held A Trace from at the time without paying a Spellpoint. [ 40 AP ]

  • Finesse [ Passive ] [ 50 AP ]
    Nica's deft hands supplant her skill with the blade... the pokey ones, anyway.
    -> All rapier-type weapons are considered Treated when wielded by Nica.
    -> Treated weapons use Dex for +Dmg.

  • Lunge / Red Lancer [ Active - 1 use ] [ 50 AP per use ]
    Nica's daring nature is unbounded by battle positions... sometimes. With Ginny's own charge as a focal point, Nica can make some explosive use of this...
    -> Nica may make a melee attack on a Covered enemy. [ 50 AP per use ]
    -> If Nica is in Cover when Ginny performs Blue Lancer, Nica can expend a use of Lunge to perform an identical attack on the same target using her own major & minor action. [ 55 AP ]
    -> She is also susceptible to the Stress penalty, but they will only suffer it if they both miss.

  • Restless [ Active - 1 uses ] [ 20 AP + 5n per use ]
    Nica has never liked standing still for too long at once.
    -> Nica may change battle positions as a free action.
    -> This allows her to change positions twice in a turn, if she wishes.

  • Kleptokinesis [ Sustained ] [ 100 AP ]
    Nica's curiosity sometimes turns to greed... sometimes against her best interests.
    -> While Kleptokinesis is active, Nica loses 1 HP per turn, and gains 5 Stress.
    -> While Kleptokinesis is active, Nica retrieves discharged magicks from the spells she casts, granting her Kinesis for each cast.
    -> Kinesis can stack, up to Nica's Spell Point total.
    -> A successful melee attack will consume Kinesis and end Kleptokinesis. The damage is increased by 1x per stack consumed.
    -> Kinesis stacks are lost if Kleptokinesis is ended manually.

  • Aristocrat's Quill [ Camping ] [ 100 AP ]
    Nica's upbringing has made her more than proficient with written documents, which she applies to spells left behind.
    -> With a quill & parchment, Nica may transcribe one of her known spells into written form while camping.
    -> She can re-learn spells that she has forgotten if she has their scrolls.


Attributes:

  • -1 Str
  • +4 Dex
  • +2 Agi
  • -1 Vit
  • +2 Int
  • +0 Wil
  • +1 Per


Seems like Nica's idea of it wasn't quite right, but how it stood suited her just as well, if not better.
Ginny had brought back that strange deck of cards from the ruins. Nica wonders if the four of them might be able to pick out any other such curiosities...
"Excellent, we'll do just that."
She turns to the other three.
"If that's alright by you all, of course?"

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Oz, Lv 1.88
HP: 16/16
MP: ★★★★★
SP: 038%
±0 Dmg | -8 Hit | -1 AC | +5 MR | +6 Init
Equipment:
  • Trick Cane (1d4 Dmg | Restores 1 MP on an attack roll of 10.)
  • Padded Vest (1 AC)
Skills:
  • Quick Spell
[Reveal] Spoiler: Inventory & Status
Items:
  • Rødlev Crest of Fireguard [Acc: +01 DR-Fire]
  • The Conduit [Acc: [00][III]]
  • Tarot Deck [22]
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Spells:
  • Cyclone
    -> Creates 1d3 + INT/3 Wind blades dealing 1d4 + WIL damage. Blades have INT HIT bonus.
  • Sonic Clap
    -> All enemies must make a VIT check vs the caster's WIL or be stunned for a turn and lose their AC dodge bonus.
  • Darkmatter Vortex
    -> All enemies must make a WIL+VIT check vs the caster's INT. If they succeed they take 1d3 damage. if they fail they will take 1d3 damage per turn for WIL turns.
  • Light
    -> Creates a floating orb of radiance to act as a source of light for the caster. The orb will accompany the caster for several hours before fizzling out, and may be dismissed manually.
  • Life Sense
    -> The caster is able to telepathically sense all living beings within a radius of approximately INT+PER meter.

Abilities (330/350 AP spent):
  • Quick Spell [ Active ] [ 70 AP / use ] ( 1 use )
    -> Allows Oz to cast a spell as a minor action.
  • Awareness [ Sustained ] [ 60 AP ]
    -> Oz can give up his minor action each turn in order to apply his Perception stat as a bonus towards any of his attempts to dodge an attack. Increases Stress by 5 at the end of every turn while active.
  • Wellspring of Magic [ Passive ] [ 100 AP ]
    -> At any time during a battle, Oz can use a minor action to regain a spell point, at the cost of increasing his Stress by 20.
  • Grace under Pressure [ Passive ] [ 60 AP ]
    -> Grants Oz a +1 bonus to all rolls whenever his Stress is 50 or higher.
  • Maelstrom of Magic [ Passive ] [ 40 AP ]
    -> Allows Oz to make a maneuver (spells only) against enemies marked with A Trace by Nica. If successful, A Trace is consumed and the target is stunned for a turn.
  • Intimidating Confidence [ Active ] [ 35 AP ] [ Not learned ]
    -> This is a minor action. If Ginny uses War Banner this turn, Oz follows up with his own unique brand of "encouragement", crushing his enemies' will to fight.
    Unless they pass a WIL check against 6+WIL, all enemies suffer 10 Stress and have the damage of their next attack minimized.
  • Photographic Memory [ Passive ] [ 50 AP ] [ Not learned ]
    -> Oz receives a +5 bonus to any attempts to learn a spell he has seen before.
  • Mad Scientist [ Passive ] [ 65 AP ] [ Not learned ]
    -> To Oz, gaining new knowledge is strangely invigorating, to the point he can become a bit... obsessive about it.
    Oz receives a +[Stress/25] bonus to all checks involving experimentation to gain new knowledge, as well as an additional +2 bonus if he's suffering from an Affliction.
    For each piece of knowledge gained by means of experimentation, Oz recovers Stress equal to half its DC.
  • Disquieting Serenity [ Passive ] [ 70 AP ] [ Not learned ]
    -> Whenever Oz is (one of) the target(s) of any action while suffering from an Affliction, the user of that action receives 10 Stress unless they pass a WIL check against 6+WIL (whether they're friend or foe).
  • Spell Crucible [ Camping ] [ 85 AP ] [ Req.: Ginny's Soul Crucible ] [ Not learned ]
    -> Oz can create a combined spell from two of his known spells, that behaves as Ginny's spellbook abilities, with a single use. This spell does not take up space in Oz' spellbook but can only be used once before it is forgotten.
  • A Mind for Magic [ Active ] [ 100 AP / use, 250 AP for passive ] [ Not learned ]
    -> Oz can cast any spell he has seen before, even if he hasn't properly learned it. Doing so requires both his minor and major action as well as an extra spellpoint compared to casting the spell normally, and excludes it from being cast via Quick Spell, but otherwise works as normal.
  • Last Word [ Active ] [ 150 AP / use ] [ Not learned ]
    -> Allows Oz to cast a spell using all of his remaining spell points at once. Each spell point beyond the requirement sacrificed this way increases the potency of the resulting spell by 50% (additive).


Attributes:
-5 Strength
-3 Dexterity
±0 Agility
+1 Vitality
+5 Intellect
+5 Willpower
+4 Perception


Oz sighed at the idea of having to help Tudor's men comb the ruins for things Briggs' men might have missed. It seemed that it was awfully easy to distract Nica from her goals...
"Thanks, but no thanks. If we keep getting ourselves distracted with little errands - doubly so if they already have people assigned to them - we'll never make any progress on the obelisk. You're not very good at staying focused, are you?"
Not to mention that this wasn't the first time they were going to approach the obelisk.
"Judging from what we've encountered so far, I'm pretty confident I can handle anything that could conceivably be lurking beneath the rubble. Besides, even if it turns out that I can't, we can still retreat.
I say we go take a look."


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Ameia, Lv0.81 Weirded [Front]
17/18 HP // 108/100 // ■■■■
Reconstitute [x1] | Mind over Matter [x1] | dark energy [x0]
+0 dmg | -10 hit | +3 ac | -2 mr | +4 init
Ceremonial Sword [1d6 dmg] | Wooden Buckler [1 ac] Old Breastplate Armor [4 ac]
[Reveal] Spoiler: "Character sheet"
Inventory:
  • Food Ration x1
  • Antivenom x1

Spells:
  • Void Armory
    The caster cloaks the target in a hulking mass of impossible shapes. Combatants affected by Void Armory gain the ability to perform a special attack once. The attack has [WIL(cstr)] HIT and deals [WIL(cstr)] extra damage. The attack's critical threat and damage increase by 1 and 20% respectively for every 4 WIL, up to +5 and +100%.
    If the caster casts this spell on himself, the attack may be performed as a minor action on the same turn.
    The target of this spell sustains 10-[WIL(tgt)] stress.
  • Unwind Flesh
    The caster twists and contorts their own flesh back into place in gruesome fashion that is disturbing to behold.
    The caster recovers 1d[WILx5] HP. All other combatants suffer 5-10 stress.
  • Bastion of Nowhere - Invocation
    The caster manifests a non-Euclidean sanctuary-maze, lasting 1+[INT/2] turns. All allies will receive 50% less stress during this time, and all attacks against the caster's party members are redirected towards the caster, unless the attacker passes a WILL check DC 05+[INT].
  • That Which Wasn't - Invocation
    Invokes a monstrosity invisible to anyone it hasn't attacked yet. The monstrosity will attack the caster's enemies, dealing 1d[WIL] damage and inflicts [INT]x2 stress when it reveals itself to them. The monstrosity prioritizes enemies it hasn't attacked, and lingers for up to [INT] turns.

Abilities (300/350 AP spent):
  • Unnatural Caster [ Passive ] [ 130 AP ]
    -> Whenever Ameia casts a spell, she gains a charge of Dark Energy. Each charge grants 1 AC. Whenever she's hit by an attack or spell, if she hasn't used her minor action this turn, she will use that minor action to retaliate.
    Ameia will retaliate with a bolt of dark energy that has [INT] HIT and deals 1d[WIL] damage, consuming one charge of Dark Energy.
    At the end of combat, remaining Dark Energy dissipates into Ameia. For each charge, she suffers 5 stress unless she passes a WIL check DC: 10+[ΣDE].
  • Rude Awakening [ Passive ] [ 50 AP ]
    -> Once per fight, Ameia can cast an Invocation spell as a minor action. The first time she casts an Invocation spell each combat, each enemy must pass a WIL check DC 05+[WIL], or suffer [WIL+INT] stress.
  • Reconstitute [ Active ] [ 100 AP/use ] (1 use)
    Major+minor action. Touch range. A horrid alteration to the target's form. Effectiveness scales with their stress. Severe distortions may impair vital functions or dismember or transform the target.
    Witnesses will be in denial about the target's state, but stress makes it harder to ignore the truth. When forced to acknowledge the situation, they suffer stress. If they survive, the target recovers to normal in the course of several days.
  • Mind over Matter [ Active ] [ 20 AP / use ] ( 1 use )
    -> Supplements lost strength with the void inside her. Uses WIL in place of STR or DEX during a check.
  • Askew Third Eye [ Passive ] [ +50 AP ]
    -> Exposure to otherworldly magic has warped Ameia's connection to the aether, currently rendering her unable to learn regular spells.
  • Prepare for Anything [ Camping ] [ 40 AP / use ] ( 0 uses )
    -> Have ones allies contemplate the fearsome. Increases party stress by 10; after this has been used, when the user reminds nearby allies of those lessons, it puts the present situation into perspective - removing 20 stress and reducing incoming stress by half for 2 rounds.
  • Channel the Brink [ Camping ] [ 30 AP / use ] ( 0 uses )
    -> Reduces own stress by 30% of the current value. An ally either regains 1 HP for each five points of stress consumed, or loses one point of stress from an ally for each two points of stress consumed.
Attributes:
-5 Strength
-5 Dexterity
+5 Agility
+4 Vitality
+4 Intellect
+5 Willpower
-3 Perception

Ameia gives Dweck a wry, ponderous glance as she approaches, then straightens herself and turns to Tudor.
"Indeed, thank you. Relatively speaking, you see - but still, a whole lot better."

She nods at Dweck as he's entrusted with the egg.
"Take good care. This would make for a subpar omelette, and it might very useful otherwise, or at least interesting. That said, I just don't like to eat crow..."
Blink, smirk, shrug. Ameia hopes her jovial demeanour won't betray the sappy sense of kinship she feels for this thing - not even a hint.





She sighs and gives Oz a conspiratorial look.
"Hey. The soldiers might easily miss something that might be interesting and valuable to us. I'd feel better if someone with your refined eye and appreciation for mysteries combed the ruins. It shouldn't take us that long, anyway.

And I'd have a bad feeling approaching the obelisk without backup. Even the Hollows and the Watchers might have more in store than you've witnessed so far, and who knows what else we might run into so close to the source. Let's not be rash in a time like this."



Ameia was bemused by her curiosity - this morning she'd been on bodyguard duty, and now she was about to run headfirst into the most strange and unpredictable trouble, and eager to do so.
It made sense that she was not in the mood to wait and watch over something - but a normal person might have had more than enough stimulation for the day, she thought. Rather than that, she felt compelled to make sense of what she'd seen in the forest, to make sense of it, or peace with it, or put an end to it. "All in due time", she tried to think. But the presence within her wouldn't have it.


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Ginny, Lv01 [73] Blue Knight [Front]
15/17 HP // 000/100 [ IIIIIIIIIII]
+1 DMG | +2 HIT | +1 AC | +1 MR | +2 INIT
Longsword [1-8 Dmg] | Wooden Buckler [1 AC] Old Breastplate Armor [4 AC] |
Dagger [1-4 Dmg] |
Abilities: Image | Image Image | Image
[Reveal] Spoiler: Character Sheet
Inventory...[ 06/10 ]
  • Healing Flask x02 [Restores 05 Hp]
  • Food Ration x05[Q:05]
  • Rope
  • Torch x02
  • Whetstone x02 [+1 DMG and CT for 1 fight]
  • Tarot Deck [22]
Special Gear:
  • Thigh Holster [Extra weapon Slot, Dagger]

Spellbook...[ 02/03 ]
  • Shatter Guard [04] (Watcher)
    This attack strips the target of all magical protection and causes them to take 50% more damage until their turn starts, but otherwise does not damage them.
  • Catharsis Drive [01] (Hollow)
    A melee attack that deals +1d4 damage per 5 accumulated stress, has +1 critical threat per 15 stress, and reduces Ginny's stress by 5 if it hits.

Abilities [ 0345/0350 AP ]:
  • Image Blue Lancer [1/1] [ Active ] [ 55 AP ]
    This attack has +5 HIT, can only be used from the cover row, and targets a single enemy in the front row. This attack moves Ginny over to the front row, and deals x2 Maximized damage if it connects. Ginny gains 25 stress if the attack misses. This attack requires a major and a minor action to use.
  • Image Metamagick [2/2] [ Active ] [ 60 AP ]
    Whenever an ally casts an offensive spell, Ginny can consume one use of her B.K abilities to add its effects to the spell that was cast (the efficiency of this effect is circumstantial). This ability is considered a major action.
  • Image War Banner [1/1] [ Active ] [ 30 AP ]
    Reduce stress by 10 for all other party members and maximize the damage of their next attack. This is a major action.
  • Image Blue Knight [ Passive ] [ 200 AP ]
    A Blue Knight learns attacks by defeating enemies. Ginny cannot learn spells, and has no SP. Instead, her spellbook will be filled up with abilities as Ginny's party defeats enemies, based on the enemies themselves. The attacks in a Blue Knight's spellbook have a limited number of uses before they are forgotten. The number of uses gained is random between 1 and INT. Once an ability in the spellbook has run out of uses, it is erased. Ginny can only manually clear entries from the spellbook by meditating at camp, otherwise she must expand attacks to clear entries. Ginny's B.K abilities cannot be taught as spells would be to others, as they are invoked, rather than studied.
  • Image Spiderwalk [ Passive ] [ 50 AP ] [ Not learned ]
    Ginny can traverse vertical surfaces so long that she keeps running. If her surroundings allow it, she can use this ability to attack enemies in cover with a successful maneuver.
  • Image Mana-Font [ Passive ] [ 55 AP ] [ Not learned ]
    Whenever Oz uses Wellspring of Magic, Ginny gains 1 cost-free use of Metamagick as a free action.
  • Image Weaving Strike [ Passive ] [ 65 AP ] [ Not learned ]
    When attacking enemies in melee with B.K abilities, Ginny can attempt a maneuver to weave magical energy into her target. If the enemy is unmarked, they gain A Trace for Nica to exploit. If the enemy already carries A Trace, the maneuver causes the attack to deal x1.5 damage.
  • Image Reflection [ Camping ] [ 45 AP ] [ Not learned ]
    Ginny can boost the number of uses for one of her B.K abilities by [WIL].
  • Image Soul Crucible [ Camping ] [ 115 AP ] [ Not learned ]
    Ginny can combine up to 2 B.K abilities into a single ability - merging their effects and summing their uses. Ginny can't use this ability to combine a B.K ability that is already the product of such a combination.

Attributes:
STR: +2
DEX: +0
AGI: +1
VIT: +0
INT: +3
WIL: +1
PER: +0

Ability Points: 05
Attribute Points: 0


"I agree that we could be better suited to find anything of the... arcane variety in the ruins, Ameia, but I'm inclined to agree with Oz more; We really shouldn't be diverting our attention to the ruins unless we have a good reason.
Tudor, if you don't have anyone to spare for us at the moment, I think I still prefer that we'll approach now, while we still have a good amount of daylight to work with. If we find something big, I'd hate to stop what we're doing in the middle, or stay and do it at the cover of darkness.
"
She turned to Ameia.
"Besides, we already have backup, we've one more capable operative than we did when we got here. It should be enough to deal with anything, or, to paraphrase Oz... retreat safely if things get out of hand."

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Nica, Lv 1.70

Health: 13/13 (-2)
Stress: IIIIIIIIII

Spells: ♦♦
Restl.:
Lunge:

+2 Dmg | +3 Hit | +4 AC | +5 MR | +4 Init
Rapier - 1-6 Dmg | L. Coat & Cuirass - 2+1 AC

[Reveal] Spoiler: Inventory & Status
Items:

  • Bandages x02 [ Cancels up to 10 stacked bleeding damage. ]
  • Dagger [ 1-4 Dmg ] x4
  • Healing Flask [ +05 HP ]
  • Mana Flask [ +01 SP ]
  • Scroll of Locking [ "This spell manipulates locks and similar mechanisms to close and lock them as one would with a matching key." ]
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Spells:

  • Arc Bolt
    -> Strike a single enemy with a bolt of lightning. The bolt has Int Hit and deals 3d3+Wil damage.
    -> On attack rolls of 6 or more, the bolt will chain to a random nearby enemy dealing 2d3+Wil damage on the first chain, and 1d3+Wil any consecutive times after that.
  • Entropy Bolt
    -> Attack an enemy with a strange bolt of chaotic energy. The bolt has Wil+Dex Hit and reduces the victim's AC and Hit by Int.
    -> The victim will take 1 Dmg and 5 Stress every turn until they have taken the same amount that their AC and Hit were reduced by.

Abilities: [ 345/350 AP spent ]

  • Spell Scavenger [ Passive ] [ 220 AP ]
    Nica wanders the land, tracing the trails of the many magicks at work upon it, and claiming them.
    -> When Nica successfully casts a spell on an enemy, A Trace from the spell lingers on the enemy, granting her +1 Hit and MR against them for 2 turns. [ 60 AP ]
    -> Nica can make a maneuver against marked enemies to consume A Trace and gain 1 Spell Point. [ 120 AP ]
    -> A Trace can stack, up to 2 times. [ 40 AP ]
    -> When an enemy casts a spell, that spell also leaves behind A Trace. [ 80 AP ]
    -> If an enemy dies while it has A Trace, Nica may make a minor action on her next turn to cast any spell the felled enemy held A Trace from at the time without paying a Spellpoint. [ 40 AP ]

  • Finesse [ Passive ] [ 50 AP ]
    Nica's deft hands supplant her skill with the blade... the pokey ones, anyway.
    -> All rapier-type weapons are considered Treated when wielded by Nica.
    -> Treated weapons use Dex for +Dmg.

  • Lunge / Red Lancer [ Active - 1 use ] [ 50 AP per use ]
    Nica's daring nature is unbounded by battle positions... sometimes. With Ginny's own charge as a focal point, Nica can make some explosive use of this...
    -> Nica may make a melee attack on a Covered enemy. [ 50 AP per use ]
    -> If Nica is in Cover when Ginny performs Blue Lancer, Nica can expend a use of Lunge to perform an identical attack on the same target using her own major & minor action. [ 55 AP ]
    -> She is also susceptible to the Stress penalty, but they will only suffer it if they both miss.

  • Restless [ Active - 1 uses ] [ 20 AP + 5n per use ]
    Nica has never liked standing still for too long at once.
    -> Nica may change battle positions as a free action.
    -> This allows her to change positions twice in a turn, if she wishes.

  • Kleptokinesis [ Sustained ] [ 100 AP ]
    Nica's curiosity sometimes turns to greed... sometimes against her best interests.
    -> While Kleptokinesis is active, Nica loses 1 HP per turn, and gains 5 Stress.
    -> While Kleptokinesis is active, Nica retrieves discharged magicks from the spells she casts, granting her Kinesis for each cast.
    -> Kinesis can stack, up to Nica's Spell Point total.
    -> A successful melee attack will consume Kinesis and end Kleptokinesis. The damage is increased by 1x per stack consumed.
    -> Kinesis stacks are lost if Kleptokinesis is ended manually.

  • Aristocrat's Quill [ Camping ] [ 100 AP ]
    Nica's upbringing has made her more than proficient with written documents, which she applies to spells left behind.
    -> With a quill & parchment, Nica may transcribe one of her known spells into written form while camping.
    -> She can re-learn spells that she has forgotten if she has their scrolls.


Attributes:

  • -1 Str
  • +4 Dex
  • +2 Agi
  • -1 Vit
  • +2 Int
  • +0 Wil
  • +1 Per


An even split. Nica wasn't particularly attached to the idea of staring holes into the wreckage anyway, though, so she's not opposed to going with Oz's and Ginny's preference. Ginny's right that Ameia should be plenty of an edge, and Oz is right that retreat will be an option. Nica supposes that there's no need to hang out for the patrol to return before they set about their own task.
"That's true enough. I'm fine with doing it this way, backup from the infantry or no."
While Oz being confident in his own ability was familiar enough, Ginny's confidence in their strength too seemed to Nica to belie a more robust trust in their effectiveness as a group. This, itself, she finds affirming. While Tudor is right to suggest they not get themselves in too deep too quickly, Nica doesn't want for reassurance that she can afford to indulge her curiosity here in Korsgrad. She supposes that this is thanks to the others who she's been assigned with.
"Well then, let's get to it."

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  • Image | Ameia (Octy) .. | 17/18 | IIIIIIIIII097 | Lv 0.81 | [Front] |
  • Image | Nica (AoD) ..__ | 13/13 | IIIIIIIIII003 | Lv 1.70 | [Front] | ▼ -2 MaxHP |
  • Image | Ginny (Cime) .. | 15/17 | IIIIIIIIII003 | Lv 1.73 | [Cover] |
  • Image | Oz (Shade) ..__ | 16/16 | IIIIIIIIIII041 | Lv 1.87 | [Cover] |
Gold: 179
Location: Near Korsgrad - Obelisk Approach
Day 03, Afternoon
[Reveal] Spoiler: Quests
  • Icon of Ruin: Discover the origin of the Obelisk in Korsgrad, learn the fate of the villagers and find the source of the fire that razed the city to the ground.
    ========================================
  • Quoth the Raven: Bring the crow creature to hatch from its egg.
[Reveal] Spoiler: Saved Locations
  • Ancient Shrine: "Sacrifice -Death Ward"
  • Site of the Hollow Encounter: The spot where Tudor's group fought a band of Hollows on their way to Korsgrad.


Leaving the egg in Tudor's and Dweck's care for now, you prepare to approach the obelisk once more.

The walk isn't long, the obelisk had emerged uncomfortably close to the village, after all - so crossing through the burned ruins is enough to approach the mound of earth at its base.
That sensation falls over you as you come closer. Something foreign, unfamiliar. Mere proximity to this wretched anomaly is enough to put you on edge.
Party: +3 Stress

Standing at the base of the rubble, the obelisk looms over you from its earthen cradle of rock. The featureless, polished black rock forming the obelisk's body proper glints in the afternoon sun.
A single tendril emerges from the rocks - you recognize it as the tendril of a watcher.
Before you have time to react, multiple additional tendrils poke out from the rubble, knocking the rocks out of their way.
More and more tendrils emerge, and by the time you acknowledge it, an group of four watchers has risen from the rubble.
The watchers swarm and sway in coordinated motions. Seems they've been expecting visitors.

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Watcher A casts Mage Armor:
Watcher A gains 10 temporary HP.
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Watcher C uses Telekinesis
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One of the Watchers seemingly picks up a large rock from the rubble via sheer willpower and directs it.
The rock moves close to the watcher and begins circling it...
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Watcher D casts Spell Shield:
Watcher B gains: ☗, ☗
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Quote:
  • Image | Watcher A | 18/18 +10 | [IIIIIIIIII] | [Front]|| Tendrils: 7
  • Image | Watcher B | 22/22 | [IIIIIIIIII] | [Front] | Tendrils: 6 | ☗,☗
  • Image | Watcher C | 31/31 | [IIIIIIIIII] | [Front]| | Tendrils: 12 | Telekinesis: Rock
  • Image | Watcher D | 23/23 | [IIIIIIIIII] | [Front]| | Tendrils: 9


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