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  1. After that first charge after the doors were opened, the rebels and... summoned beasts were fended back considerably. With so much ground gained, it was time to advance. Agni to (20,17), main gauche Zombie #6.
  2. So they were being taken the fight to, curiously. The stairs provided a funnel from where the revolutionaries ceded a numbers advantage. Agni could work with that. Agni to (20, 13), stab at Merc #8 with his gauche.
  3. The Demon King's plan was sound. They couldn't really tolerate a surprise pincer from the church as it were. It was good to see the Demon King giving Marina her due praise as well, earning of a smile from Agni. Still, this time he was not needed for tactical advice. This was fine, his services were many. Taliyah was sti a concern. She seemed resolved, but was never asked to take the burden of this day alone. Hopefully she'd understand that. Agni moves to (21,10), main gauche equipped.
  4. "...Let's go." Agni concurred with Tenebria, they had no stakes in the Demon King's conversation, as well as a reasonable job to do. Taking her arm, Agni led the way out. "I'll make sure they keep a distance if you need it." Walking to the training area to attend the injured was mildly awkward when it ended up being the same direction the Demon King followed, but at least Agni and Tenebria were ahead. Agni certainly did his best to not raise attention to it. And on the field itself... a fair amount of their group were waiting with visible wounds. "Better late than never..." Agni whispered under his breath, leading Tenebria towards them. That was about the same time the Demon King had taken to the center and started a speech, taking everyone's attention. "That woman is already up... goodness." Clone or not, it was concerning that the Church had created something this physically proficient. "...I'm sorry, Princess. Let's get started on your duty." Taking his attention away from the discussion, Agni led Tenebria to the others --the Oni seemed fairly injured, at a glance.
  5. It seemed like Tenebria was more comfortable around Marina, but Agni's presence still meant something --especially when Thesephine laid out a piece of her mind and the princess shrunk behind him.... which had a very weird feeling, the princess towering over him. "...Right." Thesephine had made her opinions clear, and they were better than they could've been, so Agni decided to take up on that request. "Sorry, princess Tenebria, but... the weight of the church's actions will be on our shoulders, these wounds are still fresh." He gripped her arm in an attempt to comfort, giving a very weak attempt at a smile, "I believe in Marina, I'm sure her decision will lead us to the right path. So... we should be going, helping the injured is a sound idea regardless." Agni did feel sorry for Tenebria, putting herself in such a predicament willingly. "If you don't mind." He let go of her arm, still turned towards her, but walking to the door. Being a guide was more than fire. Out in the hall, there was... a curious scene alright. The Demon King and Xalrei hugging, a call of sister, he'd... walked in at a time, hadn't he? "Ah..." Agni turned his attention back to Tenebria. With how his relationship was... far from amicable with both individuals, Agni figured his better move was to pretend he wasn't there.
  6. Princess Tenebria's description was a bit contradictory, first claiming she was only told of Ariana as a strong warrior, then describing with confidence how the church couldn't create more like her... that it took all they had of Marina to create her. There was still room for doubt, Tenebria might have interpreted it in regards to Ariana's likeness to Marina, for example. It wouldn't do much to press on a hunch like that... especially when Ariana's pain had disturbed the room immensely. Agni chose to close his eyes for a moment after that episode, a sigh muted by her screams escaped him. Whatever had been done to her was an immense degree of life tampering. Many would consider it tabboo. "Never doubt yourself Marina, you have every right to be the hero --the sword accepted you, which makes it pretty decisive, no clone could take it." Agni tried to comfort her, but Marina already seemed focused on her next target for pity and compassion. "Princess... what are you planning to do, now that you're here?"
  7. Agni had expected Ariana's detainment the moment they knocked her out, but he was still struggling to accept their other captive --princess Tenebria. In the flesh. Somehow. He... had no place comforting the princess here, she was close to Marina, and his relationship to her highness was duty alone --he'd never done more than see her at a distance, and the princess would likely have never discerned his face from the other troops. Still, just having another human around was something, and what he'd be here to provide. And speaking of, there was something very distressing about Ariana, or rather, just... how she existed, and how quickly she was discarded. Was that what a hero meant to the church? It couldn't, she was more a pawn than anything... that was not how the principle stood. Not in Agni's mind, anyways. It was unlikely she was just a human... but what was the extent of the church's tampering? "Your Highness... pardon my intrusion, but were you ever told the existence of Ariana?" Agni was guessing a no, but confirming that information was both a step in ruling out possibilities as well as cutting some of the tension surrounding the princess.
  8. Lavinia's healing came at a good time, Agni had been lost in thought as he assessed the Coteon knights, and nearly forgot his place. "Their armor bear the colors of the church, my guess would be the Holy Guard... I do not know why they are here." He gave Lavinia his explanation, before she went off to see Marina, he trailed slowly behind, his attention divided by the enemy commander, who was left behind. That... was also unusual for the knights. This doesn't make a lick of sense. A frustrated Agni stared between Marina and the enemy commander. Bad move. The discussions happening simultaneously were a bit too much to follow. It was best to go after Marina, then. Her throwing up also tipped his decision. "Marina, you do not need to strain yourself more. The fighting is over." He interjected himself, casting an uneasy glance at Lavinia, before turning to Marina once more. "You're in no condition to stay out here, let's go back to the fort, and rest."
  9. Weirdly enough, a new wave of invaders were showing up in starkly different getup. It took a moment for Agni to notice... but they did seem familiar. ...Is that really the holy guard? What are they doing here? Agni moves to (12,28).
  10. The breach on his side had been all but contained. Unfortunately, there was still a lot to address --the group wasn't strong enough to split into three forces, so they had to take what they could. Agni to (9,30)
  11. "Mind the main gates, they've breached!" Agni raised his voice, hoping to get through to the allies in his vicinity. "Let me handle these men." He was outnumbered, but he felt confident. He could bring them down with some smart use of his weapons. Agni to (6,28), attack merc #6 with his main gauche.
  12. The number of soldiers breaching that side of the wall were dwindling sure enough, but the rate was still cause for concern... still, as far as he could put himself to the task, Agni was confident he'd handle far more than his own weight with this new spell. Agni to (3,30), casts Nosferatu on Sword Armor #5.
  13. An aged ring, huh... at least this house was taken care of already. Good. Agni left the house promptly, seeing others move into position as the walls were sieged down. "Ah, crap..." An armored bowman had set his sight on him, and that damn arrow landed, but that was thankfully eased up by the effects of his new spell. Dark aura-like wisps pierced the knight and a faint red-ish light returned to Agni... a spell that could absorb another's life. Quite a good purchase, past self. Now, there was still some more energy he needed to recover from that wound... Agni to 6,30, casts nosferatu on Bow Armor #3!
  14. Of course, the day couldn't start any nicer than a full fledged assault on the town --guess the trouble would come to them first, like Nisha alluded to. Agni sighed, but his weapons were ready. He was glad he still made time to find a nice tome yesterday, with hindsight in mind. "Take care, Marina. If they're ready to siege the town, we should take--" But she was already walking away, leaving orders for him to follow Jade and make sure that region of the city was evacuated. That was prudent... and who was he to doubt her now? Still, it was worrying to let her walk onwards without his help... just a little. He'd need to get used to that. Agni to (31,6), visits the house.
  15. Lavinia had picked it up as well, and started asking questions to the half-wraith. Agni eased up, simply following Lavinia's gaze. With a getup that poor, it gave credibility to the half-monster's words, but they couldn't give way to a good actor before an important battle. "With all due respect... you seem frail, as well. You have confidence, but you'll need to show us we won't be throwing someone defenseless into the carnage." At the same time... he could sympathize with half-humans recently, there was no need to lay it on thicker.
  16. "Maybe so, Astraea. I'm sure Erephis will be capable of helping you, she's fairly knowledgeable, from what I know." It seemed like things for Astraea would mostly handle themselves, "Either way, you should first worry about your safety." If she needed it... Agni could only guess at what power a celestial held, but if she needed the help, she probably needed to watch herself for the while. Taliyah and Marina's warm embrace was a nice scene to witness, but not one to bother --giving the both space, Agni turned to look at the individual engaged with Lavinia. "Another mercenary?" Not that he would complain, but Agni did have concerns over the group's recruiting methods. Any mercenary picked off from the streets could have shocking allegiances. "What do you think, Lavinia? Our group is fairly well-rounded, as it is. Does this monster have some special ability to her?" There seemed to be many races he knew nil about, the more he researched on it. Agni veered on the side of pragmatism just in case.
  17. Enemy Phase/Turn 2! "Hah! What a bold one, charging in ahead, human. I like it-- show me what your machine can do." Kim's Artemis is attacked by Jiin'Sal! Philotimo(Jiin'Sal) attacks! Target: Artemis (Kim) Weapon: Horned Maul Final Hit: 64 Final Crit: 26 Roll: 85, 24 Miss! Kim counters! Weapon: M.A.R.S. Mode A Final Hit: 76 Final Crit: 24 Roll: 2, 24 Hit! Crit! Damage: 106 Kim gains +4 Will, +60 EXP! "Ho? You can keep up..." "Hmph... how long will you put up this bravado? Your race tires me." Trel'Vaar himself sets his sights at Abby! Philosophia(Trel'Vaar) attacks! Target: Vergloria(Abigail) Weapon: King's Rifle Final Hit: 100 Final Crit: 18 Abigail chooses to defend! Roll: 19, 92 Hit! No Crit. AB Field activates! Damage: 47 Theia provides support fire! Weapon: Starspray Final Hit: 0! (Alert) Final Crit: 31 Roll: --, -- Miss! King's Will in effect! Abigail suffers -3 Will! "...Locked." Hel'Kaar takes aim at Esther! Theia(Hel'Kaar) attacks! Target: Metis(Esther) Final Hit: 100 Final Crit: 19 Esther chooses to evade! Final Hit: 62 Roll: 74, 71 Miss! Esther gains +3 Will! "Hmm..." Player Phase/Turn 3! Objective: Rout!
  18. With Bridgit tagging in (Agni figured she'd lean either way on that one), the group headed towards the town's busier market section, and just like Taliyah had suspected, they met Marina amidst their walk --and Lavinia too, whose wave Agni reciprocated--. Whether coincidence or good intuition... well, it didn't really matter. What mattered was the heartwarming reaction to Taliyah's gift. "We all planned it, but Taliyah was the on set on getting those gifts for you, Marina." Agni approached the embracing duo, the scene stealing a smile from even himself. "They're well deserved, as I see it." Agni couldn't simply ignore the introductions given to that new person following along Lavinia and Marina. "A fallen star?" Another humanoid he'd never heard of. She did have a... celestial air to her, it lend some credence to her claims, even if flimsy. "So, there's more like you in the sky... and perhaps here. It sounds like you'll have your work cut out for you." The world was bigger than Xensat, after all, and how long it'd take to search the continent itself would take years. "This is rather unfortunate timing. Were the kingdoms at a... state of relations other than war. You'd have an easier time traveling." It took him a moment to realize he'd skipped on introducing himself. "The name's Agni. Human."
  19. "Whew, that fight's already looking rough. Better set myself in position..." Carlos lands, moves to (17,23)! "Engines, ok. Energy diffused into the arms..." Makoto prepared his machine as it whirred closer to the towering Sacarian warmongers. The pressure he felt was adding a... weird sense of clarity to his movements, and the special frame was shimmering a faint blue light as it responded to his comment. "Distortion barrier, up!" Makoto moves to (14,28)! Calm down, calm down, they can't obliterate your suit in one shot... it's pretty sturdy. Caroline was content being in the rearguard. Caroline moves to (15,24)! "Are you prepared, Lieutenant? I've been practicing some new moves with the Mantle's plane mode while we were waiting." "Ready when you are, sir." Bonner moves to (19,26)! "She just doesn't get it, does she... she went on ahead all her own. Fuck." Esther dashed with the Metis, trying to keep up with the Artemis' speed. Esther lands and moves to (14,30)! Hannah to (17,25)! Louise to (17,30)! Kazue to (15,31)! The Riese moves to (15~16,26~27)! Terry repairs Abigail's Vergloria! Repair on the Vergloria! (+52HP) Terry gains +100 EXP! Terry levels up! +1 Shooting, Defense, Skill! +3 SP!
  20. "True, we just might see her along the way." Agni thought it best to give Taliyah some space then. A moment more to collect herself, after her tears were wiped by Bridgit. Taliyah had posed Bridgit a question if she'd come along. Agni decided not to interject further, with simply a nod to follow her words. To Aithlin however, Agni bid a quick farewell. "Don't get too drunk in case we need you... maybe we should've asked Jade or Lavinia before your experiment." Despite continued formalities, he held a jovial tone matching the subject matter... ah, he nearly missed a perfect opportunity. "Don't lose your head out there." The smirk was warranted.
  21. "Ah... alright." It seemed like Taliyah was already feeling enough. No need to be excessive, especially since this day was meant to soothe her. "There... thirty coins? That'll do." It was a fancy scarf, fair enough... "Well," Agni stopped, speaking to the group in general, "What do you have in mind, now? I suppose we still have gifts to give, but with the recipient out and about... I think I'll be looking for something combat-worthy in the meantime. Anybody interested?"
  22. Seeing Taliyah break the dams was... well, it really spoke for itself. There was no chuckle following that, Agni simply beared an amicable, muted smile. "That's what friends are for, Taliyah. Don't worry about it." Agni reached an arm out, ruffling Taliyah's hair. "This is all fine, you know? Everyone deserves nice things once in a while, including you." It was easy to forget about the fact their next mission involved her father as the target... "There... I almost feel like I should be buying you something fancier, with what Miss Bridgit is bringing onto the table." An attempt at levity wouldn't hurt, though it wasn't quite a lie...
  23. "I'm sure it'll look all the nicer when you don it." Agni smirked, taking another item from the clothes stack he perused. A white shirt not unlike Taliyah's own, but more fitting to her size, and not ruined by the elements. That would be a start to her wardrobe. Another shirt, black in color this time, for good measure. "And a change of clothes, for a woman like you. I trust these are more your style?" She would eventually need clothes for winter, but that wouldn't be for some time yet. "Try them on if you like them. I'll get them paid in the meantime."
  24. "Heh, did you expect to escape your own gifts, Taliyah?" Agni couldn't help a smirk, "It's not like we'd forget easily, you know, and it'd do you good." Content in teasing that much out of Taliyah, Agni turned to the clothings section. "Well, actually, now that you're here, how about you tell us what you'd like best?" He motioned over to his side, picking from an assortment of knitted items, scarfs, to be specific. "You always dress lightly, so I figured..." He picked out from two colors, a burgundy that complimented her scales, and violet with faint criss cross patterns, a slight contrast alternative. "Now-- This is simply one piece, we'll get to the others soon enough, but which would you prefer?"
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