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Title: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Raikaria on November 08, 2018, 05:37:40 pm
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> You are [Still] Rumia

> Recently, an incident overcame Gensokyo where hostile; phantom figures would appear, attacking people without regard for the Spellcard rules. Shortly after finding out about the incident, you stumbled upon a strange being from a world called Makai called Louise, as well as encountering and befriending the Karakasa; Kogasa.

Since encountering Louise, you have been acting as her 'guide'. You and your group escorted her to the Myouren Temple [Which she couldn't enter and you were chased away from], the Moriya Shrine [Which you could enter, and indeed were invited into, meeting Sanae and Kanako.]

> After this; Louise used the vantage point of Youkai Mountain to identify two locations she wanted to investigate. On the way to the first, you were attacked by a group of Makai Fairies; led by what is best described as a Makai Sunflower Fairy; Donitia. She claims to be the strongest fairy in Makai, but currently is out of energy due to her being outside of Makai.

> You were then attacked by the one who sent out Donitia, Mayina. A male, orange-haired daemon [wearing an outfit similar to Koakuma] who attempted to kill you and your friends. However, his last-ditch magical explosion failed; and he has also exausted his magical reserve and is current your effective prisoner. After all, he can't be allowed to return to Makai and inform his boss, it could make the incident even worse, according to Louise.

> When you reached the Forest of Magic, you were attacked by dolls, includeing a giant one. Kogasa managed to find the one controlling the dolls; and between your talking and Kogasa's actions, she let you go. It seemed that the Makai residents knew the puppeteer however, and she did not want them to know about her.

> Finally you headed to the Hakurei Cave. After making a stop at an invisible Hakurei Shrine to enlist the help of Sunny's group, you managed to convince Aunn to leave her guard of the cave.

> Currently, you are halfway through breaking through a seal in the cave. However, this triggered some sort of trap utilizing Hakurei Ying-Yang orbs; which Louise has stopped. You are now attempting to get past the seal's second layer, and some strange fragments floating there crackling with ominous energy.

> Your current party is yourself; Wriggle; Mystia; Cirno; Daiyousei; Louise; Kogasa; Donitia; Mayina and Clownpiece.

> There is a document here with relation status: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1kXTuH60F-0z7iCl90DyS22gwYSK44igteW8LRz_J0KM/edit?usp=sharing (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1kXTuH60F-0z7iCl90DyS22gwYSK44igteW8LRz_J0KM/edit?usp=sharing)

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> Try firing a darkness bullet, see if it darkens the glow of the talismans when it gets pulled in

> The bullet brightens up as the fragments break it apart and absorb it.

> The crackleing is getting more intense, and audible. After absorbing the dark bullet, you feel something... ominous. The cave feels colder... no that one's just Cirno Perfect Freezeing the slow-area and the orbs.
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Tom on November 08, 2018, 07:22:01 pm
> Inspect the fragments closely, can we see any specific patterns on them?  If not perform the following
> "These fragments seem to charge with shots, let's take cover and set them off from a distance"
> Move backwards from the fragments and take cover behind some wall, wave to our group to follow
> Who else can create darkness bullets?
> Once behind the wall, launch a stream of aimed darkness bullets onto the fragments, keep firing even if the fragments energy intensifies, stop when we think they are ready to explode
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Raikaria on November 08, 2018, 08:04:09 pm
> Inspect the fragments closely, can we see any specific patterns on them?  If not perform the following
> "These fragments seem to charge with shots, let's take cover and set them off from a distance"
> Move backwards from the fragments and take cover behind some wall, wave to our group to follow
> Who else can create darkness bullets?
> Once behind the wall, launch a stream of aimed darkness bullets onto the fragments, keep firing even if the fragments energy intensifies, stop when we think they are ready to explode

> There are no clear patterns.

> "Cover?" Mystia asks. "There isn't really any except that big ice block, and we can't all fit behind it."

> "And using that as cover might not be the best idea..." Daiyousei adds.

> No-one, at least that you know, can form blasts out of darkness. Darkness youkai and all.

> You personally move to a position near the ice block; and fire a stream of bullets towards the barrier and the fragments.

> You stop; not because it looks like they'll explode, but because they start moving. Pulling themselves towards each other.Small splinters of wood connecting into larger ones.
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Tom on November 08, 2018, 08:22:48 pm
> What seems to be forming out of the fragments?
> Are the pieces still moving even though we stopped shooting?
> Try forming a demaraction barrier around them
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Raikaria on November 08, 2018, 08:37:01 pm
> What seems to be forming out of the fragments?
> Are the pieces still moving even though we stopped shooting?
> Try forming a demaraction barrier around them

> Clarification: Barrier around individual clumps or the entire group of fragments?
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Tom on November 08, 2018, 10:04:24 pm
> Try with individual fragments first, if nothing interesting happens try around all of them
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Raikaria on November 08, 2018, 10:23:45 pm
> Try with individual fragments first, if nothing interesting happens try around all of them

> You form a barrier around one of the clusters of fragments.

> This seems to disrupt the energy enough that the fragments in the cluster fall to the bottom of the barrier, although they do not separate and continue to join together inside it.
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Tom on November 08, 2018, 10:25:29 pm
> Move the barrier slowly away from the rest of the clumps
> How many clumps are there?
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Raikaria on November 08, 2018, 10:38:07 pm
> Move the barrier slowly away from the rest of the clumps
> How many clumps are there?

> You attempt to do this, but the energy resists, acting like some sort of net around your barrier after you move it more than a few centimeters.

> Currently 8, five wooden, three metallic. The metal ones are joining together into some sort of large crescent, while the wood ones are joining into a staff-like shaft.

> "If that is what I think it is... we might be in trouble." Louise says.
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Tom on November 08, 2018, 10:41:21 pm
> "What are the fragments forming?  I'm able to disrupt their energy with my barriers"
> Form a barrier around the crescent
> Move the barrier around the wooden clump into the floor so the fragments get clipped between the barrier and the floor
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Raikaria on November 08, 2018, 11:04:07 pm
> "What are the fragments forming?  I'm able to disrupt their energy with my barriers"
> Form a barrier around the crescent
> Move the barrier around the wooden clump into the floor so the fragments get clipped between the barrier and the floor

> "A Sceptre." Louise says. "But I do not see it's owner anywhere."

> As you try to form a barrier around the crescent, the dark energy around it lashes out and breaks it. It seems the energy is stronger there.

> The energy web will not let you move the wood that far.
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Tom on November 08, 2018, 11:09:19 pm
> "Who is it's owner?"
> Did the energy lashing out and breaking the barrier seem to have used up any of the dark energy?  Like did it reduce its energy
> Form a barrier around the wooden fragment closest to the crescent and let it drop to the bottom
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Raikaria on November 08, 2018, 11:17:08 pm
> "Who is it's owner?"
> Did the energy lashing out and breaking the barrier seem to have used up any of the dark energy?  Like did it reduce its energy
> Form a barrier around the wooden fragment closest to the crescent and let it drop to the bottom

> "I don't know her name... but she's a wicked spirit who entered Makai alongside a terrifying Youkai, a witch and Reimu." Louise says.

> No.

> You form a second barrier. It works; but it dosen't feel like you can hold two of the barriers up against the energy.

> As the scepter re-forms more, you feel a presence. You think you see a hand reach out for the still-forming magical focus for a moment.
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Tom on November 08, 2018, 11:28:43 pm
> "Reimu has been to Makai before?"
> Drop the barrier we just created and form one over where we *think* the hand is
> If we need to drop the first barrier to contain the hand do so
> If we can not contain the hand regardless form a second barrier around our first barrier so we have 2 barriers around the one fragment
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Evil_Nazgul0616 on November 09, 2018, 12:14:42 am
>"Perhaps we can negotiate with them?"
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Tom on November 09, 2018, 12:22:13 am
// Recruit Mima *please*
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Raikaria on November 09, 2018, 08:34:04 pm
> "Reimu has been to Makai before?"
> Drop the barrier we just created and form one over where we *think* the hand is
> If we need to drop the first barrier to contain the hand do so
> If we can not contain the hand regardless form a second barrier around our first barrier so we have 2 barriers around the one fragment

> "Yes." Louise states simply.

> You form a new barrier over where the phantom hand showed up for a moment. The barrier fails to form.

> You form a second barrier around the first one instead, reinforcing it.

> The fragments form into an almost complete staff, the missing piece clearly being what you've put a barrier around.

>"Perhaps we can negotiate with them?"

> "I doubt it." Louise replies. "But maybe she's more amicable to Youkai."

> The hand re-appears, more visible than before. Dark energy crackles from the fingers and shatters the barriers you put up; and the staff forms whole. You hear a very faint and chilling "Don't get in my way."

> The phantom hand reaches for the now-complete stave.
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Evil_Nazgul0616 on November 09, 2018, 08:55:11 pm
>"Everyone hold your fire, but stay on your guard. We don't know yet if this spirit is a friend or foe."
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Evil_Nazgul0616 on November 09, 2018, 08:55:57 pm
// edited due to autocorrect typo
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Tom on November 09, 2018, 09:33:32 pm
> Say that in a low tone so only our group hears it
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Raikaria on November 09, 2018, 10:26:27 pm
>"Everyone hold your fire, but stay on your guard. We don't know yet if this spirit is a friend or foe."

> Say that in a low tone so only our group hears it

> No-one shoots at the spirit. The hand grabs the stave.

> At that moment, there is a wave of... cold. The type that sends chills up your spine.  The phantom hand solidifies and more forms behind it, as the stave is raised. As this is occurring, you feel a completely overwhelming magical presence.

> An Evil Spirit emerges, with vivid green hair, and wearing a striking blue outfit [Which oddly has a long skirt despite her lack of legs]. She is wearing a conic hat with a yellow sun upon it.

(http://safebooru.org//images/1275/76ed33c03003a9d35d08d557a17a13e5012c9ee5.png)

> For a moment, black energy arcs around her, striking all the talismans and the barrier; which cracks, but stays intact. The talismans burst into black flames and burn.

> The phantom then falls to... what you guess is the equivalent of her knees, panting heavily, before she looks up, hate in her eyes and says one word.

> "Hakurei..."
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Evil_Nazgul0616 on November 09, 2018, 10:37:49 pm
>"We're not affiliated with that shrine, so don't worry..."
>"Um... are you alright?"
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Raikaria on November 09, 2018, 10:44:09 pm
>"We're not affiliated with that shrine, so don't worry..."
>"Um... are you alright?"

> The spirit dosen't respond to your statement about the shrine.

> "Better than I have been for over a decade... where is Hakurei..." the spirit says. She spits that name like it's a curse.
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Tom on November 09, 2018, 10:49:55 pm
// To other players: Lets play dumb
> "Hakurei who?  The barrier?"
> "What happened to you?  You're fragments seem to have been caught between the seals we were destroying"
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Evil_Nazgul0616 on November 09, 2018, 10:53:13 pm
// To other players: Lets play dumb
> "Hakurei who?  The barrier?"
>We already mentioned the shrine, and this lady doesn't look stupid. Plus she's powerful. It'll be wiser to not do something like this.

>"No idea. There's an incident going on, so she's off who knows where."
>"She's probably going to tear all of us a new one if she finds out we came here... So you've been trapped in there for over a decade? Yikes, that must've felt horrible."
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Tom on November 09, 2018, 10:54:48 pm
> Don't say there's an incident going on, just say that we haven't seen her for a while
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Raikaria on November 09, 2018, 11:03:29 pm
// To other players: Lets play dumb
> "Hakurei who?  The barrier?"
> "What happened to you?  You're fragments seem to have been caught between the seals we were destroying"

>We already mentioned the shrine, and this lady doesn't look stupid. Plus she's powerful. It'll be wiser to not do something like this.

>"No idea. There's an incident going on, so she's off who knows where."
>"She's probably going to tear all of us a new one if she finds out we came here... So you've been trapped in there for over a decade? Yikes, that must've felt horrible."

> Don't say there's an incident going on, just say that we haven't seen her for a while

[OCC: Indeed, playing dumb and lying to her wouldn't have sparked a positive reaction at all.]

> The spirit looks at you for a few seconds.

> "Yes, I guess that makes sense, else you wouldn't have even made it to this cave. And that means there must be an incident. Especially with these Makaians here." the spirit muses, getting up. "They found a way back without breaking the barrier. And there's some youkai here trying to break through. How... amusing."

> "Your fate isn't of any concern to me... but yes; I was sealed in a seal within a seal; my energy siphoned off to strengthen the barrier between worlds. A true hell beyond Hell. Have you ever felt the pain of the Hakurei exorcism? Try facing it's full wrath for over a decade, unable to move to the point you cannot even scream."

> The spirit thinks for a moment.

> "If the Maiden is solving an incident, I shall await her at the site of her Shrine then."
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Tom on November 09, 2018, 11:16:17 pm
// We will likely be joining Mima getting sealed if Reimu finds out what we did...
> Realize what Reimu would do if she wasn't holding back...
> "That might not be such a good idea considering she had over 10 years to get more powerful while you were stuck between worlds.  I assume she sealed you in the first place."
> "The Makai people might not be breaking this barrier to get to Gensokyo but have found a way to break the Hakurei barrier which sustains our world, and we are trying to figure out how and why.  We were trying to get in to Makai when we freed you"
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Evil_Nazgul0616 on November 09, 2018, 11:26:09 pm
>"Besides... Things might have changed a lot since you were sealed. ...Are you aware of the spellcard laws, Miss... um..."
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Raikaria on November 09, 2018, 11:34:46 pm
// We will likely be joining Mima getting sealed if Reimu finds out what we did...
> Realize what Reimu would do if she wasn't holding back...
> "That might not be such a good idea considering she had over 10 years to get more powerful while you were stuck between worlds.  I assume she sealed you in the first place."
> "The Makai people might not be breaking this barrier to get to Gensokyo but have found a way to break the Hakurei barrier which sustains our world, and we are trying to figure out how and why.  We were trying to get in to Makai when we freed you"

> Whatever she did to this spirit was worse than extermination...

> The spirit scoffs at you pointing out Reimu got stronger.

> "Interesting..." the spirit remarks; before she slings her stave over her shoulder and fires a thin beam of light from it, tiny twinkling lights streaming off it like dust.

> The beam pierces the already damaged barrier, which shatters.

> "Do as you please. That's the best way to live after all." the spirit remarks, floating aside and out of the way of the now-opened tunnel. "Although I doubt a child like you could survive in that world."

>"Besides... Things might have changed a lot since you were sealed. ...Are you aware of the spellcard laws, Miss... um..."

> "Rules? Bah, the youkai actually accepted those things she was drafting up? Where's the fun in that?" the spirit remarks, sounding almost insulted. She seems to ignore your inquiry into her name.
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Evil_Nazgul0616 on November 09, 2018, 11:39:18 pm
>"The rules have done a lot of good for Gensokyo. Weak youkai like us can actually stand sort of a chance against stronger ones now, and it gives some humans a better chance of winning a duel with youkai as well."
>Did Cirno ever brag about beating Marisa in a spellcard duel to everyone?
>>If so: "I mean, they have to be doing good if it let Cirno here take on Marisa Kirisame in a one on one duel and win!"
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Tom on November 09, 2018, 11:49:57 pm
> "Also you don't get sealed these days after loosing a battle with the rules in effect"
> "You could just avoid the shrine maiden entirely, she wouldn't know you were unsealed and wouldn't try to seal you again, meanwhile you could search for ways to get more powerful"

// I do want to ask why Mima got sealed but I'm not sure how to word it nicely.
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Raikaria on November 10, 2018, 02:47:25 pm
>"The rules have done a lot of good for Gensokyo. Weak youkai like us can actually stand sort of a chance against stronger ones now, and it gives some humans a better chance of winning a duel with youkai as well."
>Did Cirno ever brag about beating Marisa in a spellcard duel to everyone?
>>If so: "I mean, they have to be doing good if it let Cirno here take on Marisa Kirisame in a one on one duel and win!"

> "If the weak can challenge the strong, what's the point in putting effort in to become strong? It spits in the face of hard work." the phantom says.

> No. [Because Marisa won; Cirno's the one looking beat up at the end for a reason]

> "Also you don't get sealed these days after loosing a battle with the rules in effect"
> "You could just avoid the shrine maiden entirely, she wouldn't know you were unsealed and wouldn't try to seal you again, meanwhile you could search for ways to get more powerful"

// I do want to ask why Mima got sealed but I'm not sure how to word it nicely.

> "You keep saying I need to get stronger." the spirit says. "Do you think me weak?"

> The pressure emitting from the spirit increases, the malice is thick enough it feels like you're breathing water instead of air.

> "T...this is like when Yuuka is chasing someone off..." Wriggle says.

> "Oh, you know Kazami?" the spirit says. "I suppose an insect would be tolerated by a flower."

> The feeling subsides, and the spirit looks back to you.

> "Don't interfere in my affairs and I won't interfere in yours. I'm no friend of Makai after all. I have every reason to stop you all right here."
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Tom on November 10, 2018, 04:14:01 pm
// To other players: Anything else to ask, seems like she won't be changing her mind
> She does have a point about the rules and hard work, but aren't the strong also better at spell card battles?  Ex us vs Reimu and us vs a random human?
> "Alright, we will just be on our way then"
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Evil_Nazgul0616 on November 10, 2018, 04:58:05 pm
>"There's still levels of strength despite the laws. I mean, despite the slim chance under the laws, none of us would be able to win against people like Miss Reimu or Marisa, they're just that good. Plus the laws prevent anyone from dying."

>"And no, I don't think you're weak. Quite the opposite in fact. I'm just concerned about you being sealed away again, nobody should have to suffer like that..."
>Shudder.

>"And don't worry. We're not with the ones behind the incident. We just needed a way to return our prisoner on our own terms. We couldn't risk throwing him back through his portal and having him call reinforcements, nor could we risk killing him and letting them send a search party. Besides, from what we gathered by interrogating him, the ones behind the incident seem to be a separate faction within Makai."
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Evil_Nazgul0616 on November 10, 2018, 04:58:36 pm
//edit
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Tom on November 10, 2018, 05:48:17 pm
// Cancel my actions and perform Evil_Nazgul0616's instead
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Evil_Nazgul0616 on November 10, 2018, 06:01:36 pm
//edit again sorry
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Raikaria on November 10, 2018, 08:01:29 pm
>"There's still levels of strength despite the laws. I mean, despite the slim chance under the laws, none of us would be able to win against people like Miss Reimu or Marisa, they're just that good. Plus the laws prevent anyone from dying."

>"And no, I don't think you're weak. Quite the opposite in fact. I'm just concerned about you being sealed away again, nobody should have to suffer like that..."
>Shudder.

>"And don't worry. We're not with the ones behind the incident. We just needed a way to return our prisoner on our own terms. We couldn't risk throwing him back through his portal and having him call reinforcements, nor could we risk killing him and letting them send a search party. Besides, from what we gathered by interrogating him, the ones behind the incident seem to be a separate faction within Makai."

> "You think I care about people dying?" the spirit asks; wiggling her ghost-tail.

> "It took getting the jump on me after an invasion of Makai to seal me. I'm not so easily put down." the spirit protests.

> "I couldn't care less what you are doing or about the incident. I'm just simply no friend of Makai. I could obstruct you just because I felt like it.

> The spirit floats towards the cave exit, but looks back and says with a smile. "Think of this encounter whenever you hear my name. Mima."

> The spirit turns to leave.
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Evil_Nazgul0616 on November 10, 2018, 08:24:22 pm
//at work, would you guys mind waiting for me?
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Hope ♦ Metal on November 10, 2018, 08:33:12 pm
//I guess. I was gonna put this (don't parse pls):

>Quietly to the others so Mima can't hear: "If we let her go to the shrine she might hurt Aunn, but if we try warning Aunn about Mima, she might tell Reimu about this. And then Reimu will seal all of us most likely."
//
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Tom on November 10, 2018, 08:34:20 pm
// I was thinking maybe we could play this to our advantage with Auun, since Mima is actually a ghost and we sent Auun to look for ghosts at the shrine, any ideas?  It could prevent our relationship status from degrading.
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Hope ♦ Metal on November 10, 2018, 08:40:08 pm
//Well if Aunn tries to exorcise Mima it would probably end badly for Aunn, so it's probably not the best idea to let that happen.
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Tom on November 10, 2018, 08:41:58 pm
// Mima could rat us out to Reimu after being defeated in an effort not to get sealed again
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Hope ♦ Metal on November 10, 2018, 08:50:11 pm
//So either way Reimu will find out about it, so the priority is not to let that happen. Maybe we could convinve Aunn that Reimu finding out about it will be bad for her as well, since she did let her guard down.
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Evil_Nazgul0616 on November 10, 2018, 09:36:28 pm
//On break.

>Don't parse the following without approval from another player.

>"Miss Mima, before you go, you should know that there is an adorable doglike youkai at the shrine. She was guarding this cave, and we were able to make her leave by claiming there was a ghost haunting the shrine. If she hasn't discovered our fairy friend, then she might think you're the ghost and try to attack you. Please go easy on her if that happens."

//How does this sound?

//EDIT: Will be going back to work for another two hours.
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Tom on November 10, 2018, 09:37:58 pm
// Sounds good!
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Raikaria on November 10, 2018, 11:15:45 pm
//On break.

>Don't parse the following without approval from another player.

>"Miss Mima, before you go, you should know that there is an adorable doglike youkai at the shrine. She was guarding this cave, and we were able to make her leave by claiming there was a ghost haunting the shrine. If she hasn't discovered our fairy friend, then she might think you're the ghost and try to attack you. Please go easy on her if that happens."

//How does this sound?

//EDIT: Will be going back to work for another two hours.

> "So if I find a dog-like youkai I do not think is adorable I am free to go all out?" the spirit says mockingly. "Maybe I'll tame her and make her my pet if she's a good girl."

> With that, the spirit flies up the tunnel.

> "Thank goodness she decided to leave us be." Louise remarks. "She was able to perceive me even through my Charm. I've got better since I last met her, but I still don't think I could beat her."

> Louise flicks her wrist, and a magical chain flies from it; binding Mayina's wrists together.

> "Not taking any chances with you getting your power back in Makai and trying to escape." she says. "The fairy doesn't matter, of course, but I'm definitely putting you under restraint."

> Louise reaches inside her luggage bag and pulls out an almost completely clear bubble-like sphere. She waves it around a few times. It turns slightly blue, and she turns to your group.

> "Any volunteers?" she asks.
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Tom on November 10, 2018, 11:37:44 pm
> "What's the bubble for?"
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Raikaria on November 10, 2018, 11:39:33 pm
> "What's the bubble for?"

> "Keeping the Maisma out. It would be best if someone from Gensokyo explained the situation in Gensokyo." Louise says. "It's a filter. Should keep you from suffocating in Makai's Maisma."
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Evil_Nazgul0616 on November 10, 2018, 11:42:19 pm
>"oh, nice."
>Look around at our team
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Tom on November 10, 2018, 11:55:34 pm
> We *are* the leader so shouldn't we try it first?
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Evil_Nazgul0616 on November 11, 2018, 12:31:16 am
//The looking around is just to see how they're reacting to all this.
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Raikaria on November 11, 2018, 02:19:13 pm
>"oh, nice."
>Look around at our team

> They look worried.

> "Haven't you been saying this whole time that we wouldn't survive in Makai?" Wriggle asked.

> "Last thing I wanted was you lot charging off into a portal or something." Louise says. "And naturally, you wouldn't survive. With this magic filter however, I can take someone with me."
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Evil_Nazgul0616 on November 11, 2018, 04:06:57 pm
>"Someone? As in, singular?"
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Raikaria on November 11, 2018, 06:20:02 pm
>"Someone? As in, singular?"

> "My bag isn't bottomless." Louise says. "I only have a single filter."
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Evil_Nazgul0616 on November 11, 2018, 06:24:59 pm
>"Can the filter only hold one? Or could we squeeze more than one person in there?"
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Tom on November 11, 2018, 07:21:05 pm
> Visually examine the filter, how large is it?  As big as the smallest we can make our darkness sphere?
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Raikaria on November 11, 2018, 09:20:02 pm
>"Can the filter only hold one? Or could we squeeze more than one person in there?"

> It can clearly only hold one head within it. It's like a helmet.

> Visually examine the filter, how large is it?  As big as the smallest we can make our darkness sphere?

> It is a little bit larger than Louise's head. So it is significantly smaller than your condensed darkness [Which basically covers an area large enough for you to have your arms out around yourself]

> Looking closer it's appearance currently is like blue glass, except it seems to shift and shimmer, like liquid.
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Tom on November 11, 2018, 09:55:46 pm
> "I'll try it, how does this work?"
> Approach
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Raikaria on November 11, 2018, 10:20:03 pm
> "I'll try it, how does this work?"
> Approach

> Louise pushes the orb into your face. And then over it.

> It feels cold and wet for a moment. But this subsides. The bubble-helmet wraps around your neck [Not violently; just sort of touching it] and seals.

> Your hearing is a little dimmer than usual; as you hear Cirno saying "I don't need a helmet!" and Mystia remarking it looks a bit odd.
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Tom on November 11, 2018, 10:22:03 pm
> "Felt weird at first but now its fine"
> "How far is this place we are going to Louise?"
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Evil_Nazgul0616 on November 11, 2018, 10:34:20 pm
>"And this is the only one you have?"
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Tom on November 11, 2018, 10:35:58 pm
// She said before that her bag is not bottomless
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Raikaria on November 11, 2018, 11:00:34 pm
> "Felt weird at first but now its fine"
> "How far is this place we are going to Louise?"

> "Makes sense. It's not everyday you breathe through a filter." Louise says.

> "I'm afraid to say we'll have to go rather far. There is only one place of real authority in Makai, and it's at the very center of it."

>"And this is the only one you have?"

> "Yes." the woman states flatly.

> Kogasa raises her hand.

> "Is it OK to go if I don't need to breathe?"

> Louise looks confused.

> "Umbrellas don't have lungs."

> Louise sighs.

> "Well that means you won't suffocate, but if you feel like you can't handle the Maisma, go back. I don't know how it works with animated objects that do not originate in Makai."
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Evil_Nazgul0616 on November 11, 2018, 11:09:18 pm
//At work again. Break in 2 hours
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Tom on November 11, 2018, 11:18:24 pm
> "Alright let's go"
> Turn towards Wriggle
> "Everyone else should wait for us to return somewhere safe, like Misty Lake"
> "It would be a good idea to also stay clear of Reimu for now"
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Evil_Nazgul0616 on November 11, 2018, 11:22:12 pm
//Could you please wait for me, there's something I want to say as well
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Evil_Nazgul0616 on November 12, 2018, 01:08:43 am
> "Alright let's go"
> Turn towards Wriggle
> "Everyone else should wait for us to return somewhere safe, like Misty Lake"
> "It would be a good idea to also stay clear of Reimu for now"
>Hold off on committing to leave for now.

>"Are you sure, Kogasa? It could be dangerous."

>"What should everyone else do while we're gone? We can't exactly leave this unguarded, but if Miss Reimu shows up and finds us here we could be in a heap of trouble..."
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Tom on November 12, 2018, 01:37:49 am
// I said they should go to Misty Lake so if Reimu shows up she finds no one, additionally once we are in we can exit through the other portal if Reimu is in the way (Mayina's portal)
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Evil_Nazgul0616 on November 12, 2018, 05:37:04 am
// I said they should go to Misty Lake so if Reimu shows up she finds no one, additionally once we are in we can exit through the other portal if Reimu is in the way (Mayina's portal)
//The portal that's very much still frozen?

//Also I'm more concerned about what if demons rush out in the time between us going in there and Reimu or Aunn returning. Or worse, what if they overrun Aunn. Sending them to the Misty Lake might leave the portal unprotected for a window of time.
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Tom on November 12, 2018, 07:14:20 am
// I'm sure we can figure something out for the ice, but we do need to guard this entrance, but according to Louise isn't Yumeko on the other side of the portal?
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Evil_Nazgul0616 on November 12, 2018, 07:15:25 am
//It was implied that we'll have to fetch Yumeko first.
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Tom on November 12, 2018, 03:59:41 pm
// The thing is we can't actually leave anyone here since this is the first place Reimu will look when she figures this out
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Raikaria on November 12, 2018, 09:25:22 pm
// I'm gonna wait til the players have discussed their plans first before continuing, since I do not know if prior commands are still planned.
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Tom on November 12, 2018, 09:40:13 pm
// I agree with doing Evil_Nazgul0616's commands and skipping mine for now
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Raikaria on November 12, 2018, 10:22:25 pm
>Hold off on committing to leave for now.

>"Are you sure, Kogasa? It could be dangerous."

>"What should everyone else do while we're gone? We can't exactly leave this unguarded, but if Miss Reimu shows up and finds us here we could be in a heap of trouble..."

> "Well; if it's dangerous you shouldn't be going alone, right? And like Louise says, if I can't handle it, I'll leave." Kogasa remarks.

> "Auun says no-one goes in or out, I don't think she'll go in, or even check the cave." Mystia replies. "She'll guard it when she's back."

> "Regardless, it'll take some time for word about the passage opening again to get out." Louise says. "News only travels as fast as the fastest person to see it. And I know an enchantment or two that will help with that. I can go wild with my magic with the Maisma of Makai."

> Louise pauses.

> "I should probobly say that I specialize in Enchantments and Curses. Pretty rare in Makai, most go for direct combat magic and animation."
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Tom on November 12, 2018, 10:37:03 pm
> "So thats how you were able to time slow the orbs?  But you do know some combat magic right?"
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Raikaria on November 12, 2018, 10:46:49 pm
> "So thats how you were able to time slow the orbs?  But you do know some combat magic right?"

> "I can fend off the riff-raff." Louise says. "But I don't usually have to concern myself with direct combat anyway. Everyone has enemies, rather useful if you can make the enemy of your enemy strong enough to do your dirty work for them, all while you watch under a Perception Charm."

> Louise has a sinister smile as she says that.

> Mayina scoffs. "And here I thought you someone who could destroy me with ease for a moment, but you're just a jumped-up White Mage."
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Tom on November 12, 2018, 11:00:38 pm
> Turn to Mayina
> "We could have destroyed you right when we met you with a quick lethal laser, and I'm sure Louise could have done it even more spectacularly."
> Turn to Louise
> "That's quite a strategy, do you think maybe you could teach us?"

> Can we make our eyes glow Youkai Red?
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Raikaria on November 12, 2018, 11:29:24 pm
> Turn to Mayina
> "We could have destroyed you right when we met you with a quick lethal laser, and I'm sure Louise could have done it even more spectacularly."
> Turn to Louise
> "That's quite a strategy, do you think maybe you could teach us?"

> Can we make our eyes glow Youkai Red?

> The deamon scoffs. Donitia giggles.

> "Unfortunately it uses quite a large amount of magic to cast such spells, and a lot of skill. One miscalculation and you can increase the power of the enemy, or ruin your own or your ally's bodies." Louise says, with one eye open. "Not to mention those of Makai are generally not big on teaching their magic to others. We're a society that runs on power and magic after all. Magic is power. No-one's giving away their life's work so easily."

> Your eyes are red as a ground cherry anyway. You can make them glow if you want, most youkai can add a 'red glow' to their eyes.
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Tom on November 13, 2018, 12:53:23 am
> "I see, I guess it would be like going up to someone and asking for their spell cards"
> Turn to Mayina
> "Don't be getting any ideas once we are in Makai"
> Turn to Donita
> "Same goes for you"

> Can we create a laser that is so weak its only visual?  Similar to the thin lasers we create when using our delayed-spawn lasers
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Tom on November 13, 2018, 06:34:58 am
// To other players: Do we agree to proceed with Louise and Kogasa and everyone else waits at Misty Lake?  Feel free to come up with better ideas
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Raikaria on November 13, 2018, 09:41:16 am
> "I see, I guess it would be like going up to someone and asking for their spell cards"
> Turn to Mayina
> "Don't be getting any ideas once we are in Makai"
> Turn to Donita
> "Same goes for you"

> Can we create a laser that is so weak its only visual?  Similar to the thin lasers we create when using our delayed-spawn lasers

> "I assume so." Louise replies.

> The daemon shakes the chains around his wrists in response, before saying "I'm sealed. Unless you're the thought police, you don't need to worry about me getting ideas."

> The fairy looks a little surprised. "I'll do what I ****ing want." the fairy swears.

> "There's no need to worry about her. No-one would believe a fairy anyway, Makai fairies are not trustworthy things." Louise says. "Although there's nothing stopping us from turning her into a red mist in Makai if she acts up. She'd come back after all."
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Evil_Nazgul0616 on November 13, 2018, 01:56:30 pm
>"I mean I trust her more than Mayina..."
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Tom on November 13, 2018, 02:18:06 pm
// Umm I asked about visual lasers last post
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Raikaria on November 13, 2018, 05:54:29 pm
// Umm I asked about visual lasers last post

> Weak enough it wouldn't hurt anyone.

>"I mean I trust her more than Mayina..."

> "She was only doing as he said after all." Daiyousei points out.

> "And considering how that **** started kicking me, I ain't doin' what he says no more." Donitia says proudly.
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Evil_Nazgul0616 on November 13, 2018, 06:14:57 pm
>Smile a bit, before turning to our teammates.
>"So... are the rest of you going to be okay while we're gone?"
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Tom on November 13, 2018, 07:04:52 pm
> Can it be weak enough so someone would only feel a little heat while touching it, something akin to being in sunlight?
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Raikaria on November 13, 2018, 07:07:18 pm
>Smile a bit, before turning to our teammates.
>"So... are the rest of you going to be okay while we're gone?"

> "I doubt anything bad will happen." Wriggle says.

> "Although we should probobly stick together just in case a phantom shows up." Daiyousei adds.

> "I'm going back to the others." Clownpiece says. "I kinda wanna keep an eye on that spirit. Drop by the big tree behind the shrine when ya done and ask Sunny to get me. I wanna hear the rest of this story too."

> Can it be weak enough so someone would only feel a little heat while touching it, something akin to being in sunlight?

> Making something weaker isn't much of an issue, it's making things stronger.
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Tom on November 13, 2018, 07:12:29 pm
> "So we will all meet again at the tree behind the shrine?"
> If everyone agrees let's proceed
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Raikaria on November 13, 2018, 07:24:33 pm
> "So we will all meet again at the tree behind the shrine?"
> If everyone agrees let's proceed

> "I think it's better to meet at the Misty Lake rather than hang around Reimu's." Wriggle says. "Besides; who knows how long Cirno can hang around those three without starting another Fairy War. We can always just go to the tree later."
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Tom on November 13, 2018, 07:35:03 pm
> "But didn't they destroy Cirno's house in the first place?"
> "Anyways back to the point, so Misty Lake then"
> Proceed with Louise, Kogasa, Mayina and Donita
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Raikaria on November 13, 2018, 09:59:09 pm
> "But didn't they destroy Cirno's house in the first place?"
> "Anyways back to the point, so Misty Lake then"
> Proceed with Louise, Kogasa, Mayina and Donita

> "Yes, but it was an accident." Daiyousei stammers, looking embarrassed. "And Cirno went too far and started fighting all the fairies... I don't like talking about it..."

> "Dai dosen't like remembering me beating her up." Cirno boasts.

> "Misty Lake." Wriggle confirms.

> Louise enters the passageway first, dragging Mayina with her. Donitia flies after quickly, with you following. Kogasa enters last.

> Almost as soon as you enter the passageway, everything starts to spin. A world of black and sweeping lights. Like stars in the night sky. This is all you can see for about twenty seconds, not even able able to move as the passageway pulls you forwards.

===

> Red. That is the predominant color before you. Everything is some shade or blend of red. The red sky with purple clouds. Scarlet laylines far more numerous than the very rare ones on Earth, visible through dark crimson ground. Blood-red hills in the distance. Occasionally, violet streaks of energy flash through the clouds. You can feel the magic; heavy in the air.

> "Welcome to Makai." Louise says. "We're out in the boonies here, so most of the magic is unrefined and wild here. Don't worry, not all of Makai is like this."
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Tom on November 13, 2018, 10:11:32 pm
> Do we feel any different?  Power level?
> "Looks very different from Gensokyo...  Being the Darkness Youkai, I do like the colors"
> "I can feel the magic just by being here, how concentrated is it?"
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Evil_Nazgul0616 on November 13, 2018, 10:14:53 pm
>How is Kogasa holding up?
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Raikaria on November 13, 2018, 10:24:26 pm
> Do we feel any different?  Power level?
> "Looks very different from Gensokyo...  Being the Darkness Youkai, I do like the colors"
> "I can feel the magic just by being here, how concentrated is it?"

> You feel a little woozy honestly.

> "Makai is a world of magic. It's hundreds of times stronger than Gensokyo's magical concentration." Louise states.

>How is Kogasa holding up?

> Kogasa hasn't appeared y... oh there she is.

> She looks around, swinging her umbrella as she does so.

> "I can't surprise anyone here, I stand out like a sore thumb..." she complains.

> If that's the first thing on her mind; she's probobly fine.
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Tom on November 13, 2018, 10:47:18 pm
> "Louise, do you know some way to make us invisible or un noticeable?  We don't want to risk getting in to fights and harming Shinki's creations"
> How dark is it?
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Raikaria on November 13, 2018, 11:37:05 pm
> "Louise, do you know some way to make us invisible or un noticeable?  We don't want to risk getting in to fights and harming Shinki's creations"
> How dark is it?

> "She wouldn't intervene if it's within Makai; especially if they start fights. Besides, most beings in Makai could spot you even if you were invisible. You're a big patch of low magical energy. Regardless; even the perception spell I was using in Gensokyo basically required me to stay still while there was someone unaware of me around. So you'd be a stationary patch of no magic."

> Louise pauses. "That's why I was floating still in fights by the way. Didn't want the enemies to notice me. You saw me because you already knew I was there."

> It's kinda strange. It's dark; but it's also illuminated by all the red. Largely the laylines on the ground, which pulse like veins.

> Louise starts weaving magical sigils in the air. Blue lights start to spin around her back and legs. Then they do the same around you, and around Kogasa's... shoe on her umbrella.

> You feel lighter and your muscles feel relaxed. You also feel a surge of energy.

> "As I said before. We can simply outrun most trouble. I just cast a Haste spell on us. It should accelerate us to our destination. I recommend you stay close."

> Louise looks at Donitia. "You coming?"

> The fairy looks unsure, and then shrugs. "Nothing better to do."

> The fairy's stumps and wings glow blue as Louise weaves more magical sigils. She noticeably doesn't do this for Mayinia, who's chains are attached to the handle to Louise's luggage now.
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Evil_Nazgul0616 on November 13, 2018, 11:41:01 pm
//oof Mayina

>Feel kinda sorry for him.
>"So, where to?"
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Raikaria on November 13, 2018, 11:50:16 pm
//oof Mayina

>Feel kinda sorry for him.
>"So, where to?"

> You feel mildly sorry for the daemon. More hilariously he attempts to fly off when Louise isn't looking...  luggage and all; but seems incapable of budging her luggage.

> "We'll need to go to Makai's Capital region; Paradise." Louise states. "It's a city of ice and crystal, and in the center is Pandaemonium, Shinki's castle. It's unlikly we'll need to go there, but you should get to see it."
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Tom on November 14, 2018, 04:33:55 am
> Ponder the fact that both Reimu's Spell Card Rules don't apply here and Shinki won't mind if its in Makai and especially if they start the fight
> Drool a little because old habits die hard

> Snap out of it
> "You can lead the way, I'm not sure where we are"
> "If it helps with stealth, I can darken the area around us so we "blend in" with the gloomy scenery"
> If no one objects condense our darkness sphere to provide said coverage (don't make it too dark, or we will stand out as a pitch black sphere)

> Also Role Reversal, I guess now we are the tourist and Louise shows us around
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Raikaria on November 15, 2018, 03:45:43 pm
> Ponder the fact that both Reimu's Spell Card Rules don't apply here and Shinki won't mind if its in Makai and especially if they start the fight
> Drool a little because old habits die hard

> Snap out of it
> "You can lead the way, I'm not sure where we are"
> "If it helps with stealth, I can darken the area around us so we "blend in" with the gloomy scenery"
> If no one objects condense our darkness sphere to provide said coverage (don't make it too dark, or we will stand out as a pitch black sphere)

> Also Role Reversal, I guess now we are the tourist and Louise shows us around

> Would you get in trouble for bringing humans here? You ponder.

> "I see no reason why not to attempt that." Louise says; before she grabs her luggage and starts flying off in a direction with a speed that catches you off-guard, dragging the male daemon behind her."
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Tom on November 15, 2018, 03:54:03 pm
> Adjust darkness to make us blend in with the scenery
> Fly in the center of our group so they all fit in our sphere, adjust radius if needed to cover everyone
> Is Kogasa keeping up?
> "This paradise area you mentioned sounds nice, is that where everyone lives?"
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Raikaria on November 15, 2018, 08:59:09 pm
> Adjust darkness to make us blend in with the scenery
> Fly in the center of our group so they all fit in our sphere, adjust radius if needed to cover everyone
> Is Kogasa keeping up?
> "This paradise area you mentioned sounds nice, is that where everyone lives?"

> It's not really possible to make black blend in naturally with red. But regardless; you can at least make your group a bit harder to spot.

> Kogasa is seeming to have trouble not overtakeing you all.

> "Paradise is a place where a lot of those who came from other worlds live. Makai is a place that is open to all who can stand the maisma and seek to study magic; after all. The natives of Makai usually dislike being rooted to one place and are wild and chaotic, like the magics of this world." Louise explains. "Of course, you get those natives who have settled there, or directly work on behalf of Lady Shinki so live there due to that."

> Louise pauses. "Makai dosen't have much in the way of settlements, kinda like Gensokyo. You get the odd village, shrine to Lady Shinki, but Paradise is the only real City of Makai. There used to be two... but Vina was destroyed a long time ago."

> A flock of strange creatures flies past, not too far away. Flying eyeballs it seems, complete with bat-like wings.
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Tom on November 15, 2018, 10:05:09 pm
> Quietly "What happened to the other city?"

> Quietly "Also what are those eye things over there?"

Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Raikaria on November 15, 2018, 11:35:19 pm
> Quietly "What happened to the other city?"

> Quietly "Also what are those eye things over there?"

> "No-one knows exactly. The city was there, then ruins. Vina is a long way from Paradise. Not many make the trip so news was slow. But no-one ever came from Vina, and the city was in ruins and empty when traders arrived." Louise states. "Of  course, there's some who use the ruins for shelter these days, but there are no natives of Vina. At least, no-one who claims to be."

> "Evil Eyes. They're native wildlife. Pests really. Get too close and they'll start shooting magical rays from their eyes." Louise explains.

> Almost on cue, a small group of Makai fairies start fighting the Eyes. The fairies are winning, handily, striking down the eyes, and absorbing a purple mist they emanate from their wounds.

> Donitia is drooling.
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Tom on November 16, 2018, 05:15:57 am
> "You don't suppose that city being destroyed had to do with that Lumina person?"
// Add quest: Investigate Makai's Calamity

> Notice Donita drooling...
> "Are they ... tasty?"
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Evil_Nazgul0616 on November 16, 2018, 05:12:35 pm
>"See something you like, Donnie?"
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Raikaria on November 16, 2018, 06:48:28 pm
> "You don't suppose that city being destroyed had to do with that Lumina person?"
// Add quest: Investigate Makai's Calamity

> Notice Donita drooling...
> "Are they ... tasty?"

>"See something you like, Donnie?"

> "It's possible. Both events were before my time. Of course, it's also unlikely. The tales don't even make it clear how long her rampage lasted. But the takes of Lumina don't mention Vina."

// Quest Added: Investigate Makai's Calamity

> "It's condensed magical energy..." the fairy says. "It's our favorite food..."

> "It's like a massive sugar rush for them." Louise explains. "Like fairies in your world are based off aspects of nature, nature in Makai is the Magical Maisma. So a condensed bunch of it is like candy for them."
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Evil_Nazgul0616 on November 16, 2018, 07:03:36 pm
>"What does it taste like?"
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Raikaria on November 16, 2018, 07:32:19 pm
>"What does it taste like?"

> "Maisma, but sweeter and stronger." Donitia says.
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Evil_Nazgul0616 on November 16, 2018, 07:53:00 pm
>"And what does miasma taste like?"
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Raikaria on November 16, 2018, 08:38:47 pm
>"And what does miasma taste like?"

> "Maisma..." Donitia says.

> "It's not like we know what food in your world tastes like." Mayina complains. "If you want to know what Maisma tastes like so much, take off that bubble and choke on it."
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Tom on November 16, 2018, 08:47:12 pm
> "No thanks, I'm more of a meat person"
> Make our eyes glow bright red while we say this
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Raikaria on November 16, 2018, 10:02:20 pm
> "No thanks, I'm more of a meat person"
> Make our eyes glow bright red while we say this

> "Yes, I'm sure you'd love eating meat that's soaked in Maisma for a few Eons." the daemon responds; his eyes glowing magenta.

> Louise yanks the male's chain. This actually elicits a little yelp; especially as this movement lets you see the sores where he's being dragged by the hasted Louise. Donitia finds this amusing.

> The sky starts to change color, from merely 'crimson' to 'actually identical to blood'. You can feel something in the air change, and can hear a strange sound.

> "We need to find shelter." Louise says, looking around. "Be it natural or artificial."
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Tom on November 16, 2018, 10:13:20 pm
> Look around for any kind of overhang/cliff or structure that can provide "shelter"
> "Whats with the sky colors changing?  Is a storm forming?"
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Raikaria on November 16, 2018, 11:39:03 pm
> Look around for any kind of overhang/cliff or structure that can provide "shelter"
> "Whats with the sky colors changing?  Is a storm forming?"

> "Manastorm. Not that bad for me. But for you? Well, that bubble's only protecting your head. It won't do a lot to protect you from maisma getting into your body if the storm slices your skin." Louise says.

> You can see a sheltered area seemingly blasted out of a hill somewhat nearby. Further away you can see a few small structures. No more than ten.
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Tom on November 16, 2018, 11:59:40 pm
> "Do you think we have enough time to get to those small structures out there?  Or should we hide in that sheltered area by the hill"
> Point to in the respective directions so Louise knows what we are talking about
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Raikaria on November 17, 2018, 05:11:54 pm
> "Do you think we have enough time to get to those small structures out there?  Or should we hide in that sheltered area by the hill"
> Point to in the respective directions so Louise knows what we are talking about

> "There's probobly enough time, but there may be unwanted attention given our prisoner, and you two." Louise states.
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Tom on November 17, 2018, 05:37:39 pm
> "You are right, let's head for the hill then"
> Quickly start moving in that direction
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Raikaria on November 17, 2018, 07:55:40 pm
> "You are right, let's head for the hill then"
> Quickly start moving in that direction

> You fly into the enclave.

> A few minutes after, the maisma gets thicker, and you can see it rushing past and hear the wind. Occasionally, a purple-blue bolt of energy crackles through it in the same direction as the wind.

> Another of Mayina's species flies into the crevice. This one is a female; dressed in almost the same way. She has purple hair, in twintails which go to about halfway down her back.

> "Awww I hate manastorms..." she complains.
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Evil_Nazgul0616 on November 17, 2018, 09:10:49 pm
>Has she seen us yet?
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Raikaria on November 17, 2018, 09:32:08 pm
>Has she seen us yet?

> She probobly has, but she hasn't shown any indication of it yet. She is currently brushing herself down, light red dust coming off her.
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Tom on November 17, 2018, 09:49:03 pm
> Step between her and Mayina and darken the area around us enough so only our outline can be seen and no specific features (this should also apply to Mayina since he is behind us regardless if he is in our sphere)
> Wait and see if she initiates a conversation

Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Raikaria on November 17, 2018, 10:25:08 pm
> Step between her and Mayina and darken the area around us enough so only our outline can be seen and no specific features (this should also apply to Mayina since he is behind us regardless if he is in our sphere)
> Wait and see if she initiates a conversation

> The darkening almost immediately catches the attention of the daemon.

> "That's a strange magic. Or perhaps an ability. Hiding things dosen't work so well when I've already seen them. All it does is make me curious as to why you have him chained to a luggage bag."
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Tom on November 17, 2018, 10:59:05 pm
> "Oh that? I can manipulate darkness"
> Restore our sphere to its previous size
> "Well its kind of a long story, pretty much he was caught someplace he shouldn't be in and we are trying to figure out why and how he got there"
> Look at Louise as if expecting her to explain further

> If Mayina interrupts give him the death stare (with our eyes glowing bright red)
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Raikaria on November 18, 2018, 06:25:26 pm
> "Oh that? I can manipulate darkness"
> Restore our sphere to its previous size
> "Well its kind of a long story, pretty much he was caught someplace he shouldn't be in and we are trying to figure out why and how he got there"
> Look at Louise as if expecting her to explain further

> If Mayina interrupts give him the death stare (with our eyes glowing bright red)

> "That's a fancy name for turning out the lights." the female says.

> "A place he shouldn't be? Not many of those sort of places around here." the daemoness says, actually looking at you now. She sounds more curious than anything.

> You look at Louise as if begging for help.

> "Caught where he shouldn't be, and this is a group of girls. I'll let you put it all together." Louise states. "As a fellow woman you should get it."

> The daemon's face turns red, and she slaps the air. Mayina's face moves and sounds like it got slapped. She then moves as far from the male as she can get.

> "evil..." the prisoner grumbles; with Donitia laughing.

> "I don't get it." Kogasa says quietly.

> "Well you're an umbrella." Louise responds. "Just let her keep thinking you're a girl with an umbrella."
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Tom on November 18, 2018, 06:41:18 pm
> Aww Kogasa

> Rumia secret environment activist confirmed
> "Its not just "turning off the lights" but since you don't show any interest I won't be explaining"  Cross our arms while saying this

> "So what are you doing all the way out here?"

> Realize that we probably look ridiculous with this fish bowl on our head...
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Raikaria on November 18, 2018, 07:59:09 pm
> Aww Kogasa

> Rumia secret environment activist confirmed
> "Its not just "turning off the lights" but since you don't show any interest I won't be explaining"  Cross our arms while saying this

> "So what are you doing all the way out here?"

> Realize that we probably look ridiculous with this fish bowl on our head...

> "Manipulation of Darkness. Where there's not light there's darkness. Hence turning out the lights." the girl says.

> "I'm a Mana Crystal Hunter." she says.

> You figure you do look pretty odd.  But no-one's commented on it, and Makai in general seems a little odd.
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Evil_Nazgul0616 on November 18, 2018, 08:09:29 pm
>"A 'Mana crystal hunter'?"
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Raikaria on November 18, 2018, 08:40:12 pm
>"A 'Mana crystal hunter'?"

> "You don't know what that is?" the daemoness says curiously. "Well; I guess they are pretty rare."

> The daemoness points towards the ground witha single finger, the tip glowing.

> "Sometimes magical energy builds up and crystallizes. You can find the crystals in the ground where this happens, and they're both powerful and valuable things. If it's left there, growing for long enough however it will animate and become a Mana Golem. Those things are dangerous. Aeons and Aeons of magical buildup coming alive. Luckily; I'm good at magic that can effect minerals. I'm the one who blasted this crevice into this hill a while back during another Manastorm. Had found a crystal so I didn't wanna risk going into the tavern and someone trying to steal it."
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Tom on November 18, 2018, 09:37:58 pm
> Examine the ground where she is pointing, make a mental note of what a Mana Crystal looks like so we can spot them out next time we see one
> "How are Mana Crystals useful?"
> "Also how do you prevent them from becoming a Mana Golem?  Separating them from eachother?"
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Raikaria on November 18, 2018, 10:14:18 pm
> Examine the ground where she is pointing, make a mental note of what a Mana Crystal looks like so we can spot them out next time we see one
> "How are Mana Crystals useful?"
> "Also how do you prevent them from becoming a Mana Golem?  Separating them from eachother?"

> She's just pointing at the ground. There is no crystal.

> "Aside from aesthetics? Skilled mages can draw upon them to perform spells greater than they could usually handle. They're like a battery." she explains. "I guess you lot don't go to Paradise often."

> It takes Aeons for it to happen. The crystal has to grow huge for it to awaken. You just take em out of the ground so they stop soaking up magic from it. Of course, there's a lot of ground. So it happens sometimes. I've only ever encountered one. Turns out my earth magic is very good at blasting them apart."

> She fires a small laser at the ground, and there is a small explosion at her feet. There is a surprisingly deep crater left when it fades.

> "It would sting if I shot it at you, but it wouldn't leave a hold in you like that. Mana Crystals are far too durable to be blasted by a small shot like that, so I use it to unearth them."
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Evil_Nazgul0616 on November 18, 2018, 10:24:28 pm
>"So you specialize in earth magic?"
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Tom on November 18, 2018, 10:28:38 pm
> "Interesting, what do they look like when they are in the ground?"
> "Also, do they only occur naturally or is it possible condense magical energy into a crystal?"
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Raikaria on November 18, 2018, 10:49:28 pm
>"So you specialize in earth magic?"

> "Kinda. More like... 'blowing up earth' magic. Prety useful for digging, mining, all that."

> "Interesting, what do they look like when they are in the ground?"
> "Also, do they only occur naturally or is it possible condense magical energy into a crystal?"

> "Shape varies, but they are purpleish crystals. At least in this region of Makai. And they only occur naturally over a massive amount of time. I don't think you can make one, else the Archmages would do so already. Maybe Lady Shinki can."
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Tom on November 18, 2018, 10:56:50 pm
> Make a mental note of what we imagine one would look like so we can spot one if we see one
> "Had any luck finding them recently out here?"

> Approach the storm and point somewhere out there, but keep a healthy distance from it
> Hows the storm looking outside?
> How are we holding up with the Miasma?
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Raikaria on November 19, 2018, 07:15:21 pm
> Make a mental note of what we imagine one would look like so we can spot one if we see one
> "Had any luck finding them recently out here?"

> Approach the storm and point somewhere out there, but keep a healthy distance from it
> Hows the storm looking outside?
> How are we holding up with the Miasma?

> You make a mental note of your mental vision.

> "Only a few tiny ones." the daemon says.

> The storm is rather strong right now. The bolts of energy are very frequent and the winds are howling. Kogasa looks oddly afraid whenever there is a bolt of energy; gripping the spoke on the top of her umbrella.

> You feel fine.
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Tom on November 19, 2018, 09:08:15 pm
> "Are you alright Kogasa?"
> Hows everyone else holding up?

> When we have a free moment experiment a little:
> Try creating a large demarcation barrier outside in the storm and see how it reacts to it, can it penetrate the barrier?  Make sure its in the air so we can see if things fall through it (since our barriers are opaque darkness)
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Raikaria on November 19, 2018, 10:25:55 pm
> "Are you alright Kogasa?"
> Hows everyone else holding up?

> When we have a free moment experiment a little:
> Try creating a large demarcation barrier outside in the storm and see how it reacts to it, can it penetrate the barrier?  Make sure its in the air so we can see if things fall through it (since our barriers are opaque darkness)

> "Lightning bolts... scare me. People hide under umbrellas and we get struck." Kogasa says.

> Louise seems to be relaxing against the wall. Mayina is sitting down blushing while Donitia is still laughing.

> The barrier gets ripped apart before you can even finish forming it.
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Evil_Nazgul0616 on November 19, 2018, 10:40:44 pm
>"Yikes..."
>That could've been us...
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Tom on November 19, 2018, 10:41:15 pm
> "That must be a shocking experience"

> Lets experiment some more (Make sure no one gets clipped or intersected by the barriers we form inside)
> Form two barriers inside each other in the covered area and then try and move them outside, see if anything different happens when the barriers are already fully formed
> Form a barrier in the covered area and shoot a lethal darkness bullet at it.  Check the strength of the barrier afterwards
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Raikaria on November 19, 2018, 11:56:43 pm
>"Yikes..."
>That could've been us...

> "It wouldn't be that bad to flesh." Louise says. "Manastorms disrupt magic more than physical harm."

> "That must be a shocking experience"

> Lets experiment some more (Make sure no one gets clipped or intersected by the barriers we form inside)
> Form two barriers inside each other in the covered area and then try and move them outside, see if anything different happens when the barriers are already fully formed
> Form a barrier in the covered area and shoot a lethal darkness bullet at it.  Check the strength of the barrier afterwards

> Kogasa looks surprised at the bad pun.

> The already formed barriers last perhaps half a second longer before being ripped to nothingness.

> The barrier absorbs the bullet of darkness unharmed.
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Tom on November 20, 2018, 12:10:45 am
> Destroy the barrier since we are getting nowhere
> We surprised Kogasa

> Look at the daemoness
> "How much energy did you need to open this crevice?  Was it easy or was it exhausting?"
> "Because I was thinking that if the storm is on the surface we might be able to tunnel under it"

> Check out Mayina, still blushing?  Maybe he likes her?
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Raikaria on November 20, 2018, 10:30:50 pm
> Destroy the barrier since we are getting nowhere
> We surprised Kogasa

> Look at the daemoness
> "How much energy did you need to open this crevice?  Was it easy or was it exhausting?"
> "Because I was thinking that if the storm is on the surface we might be able to tunnel under it"

> Check out Mayina, still blushing?  Maybe he likes her?

> You remove the barrier.

> Surprising Kogasa feels... unaccomplishing.

> "It took quite a lot of my power to blast a hole this big. Especially in a hurry." she says. "Tunneling under it won't work."

> He looks annoyed and is sulking.
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Tom on November 20, 2018, 10:50:24 pm


> Could we whisper to Mayina without the daemoness noticing or hearing?
If possible:
> Approach Mayina and ask "How long do these storms usually last"
> Now when we find a moment where the daemoness is not looking whisper "Hey, sorry for our embarrassing excuse, but I think its beneficial for all of us to keep this whole Gensokyo thing under wraps here in Makai"
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Raikaria on November 21, 2018, 10:02:28 pm

> Could we whisper to Mayina without the daemoness noticing or hearing?
If possible:
> Approach Mayina and ask "How long do these storms usually last"
> Now when we find a moment where the daemoness is not looking whisper "Hey, sorry for our embarrassing excuse, but I think its beneficial for all of us to keep this whole Gensokyo thing under wraps here in Makai"

> "Varies wildly. How long does bad weather last in your world?" he answers.

> "I'd have not spared your dignity in your position." he whispers.
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Tom on November 21, 2018, 11:43:56 pm
> Turn to the daemoness
> "Maybe we can help you find some more Magic Crystals?  With so much ground to cover you could use some help"
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Raikaria on November 22, 2018, 09:59:15 pm
> Turn to the daemoness
> "Maybe we can help you find some more Magic Crystals?  With so much ground to cover you could use some help"

> "Well yeah there's a lot of ground to cover, there's all of Makai. And frankly, I don't trust no help. Those crystals are too valuable."

> The storm seems to be dying down.
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Evil_Nazgul0616 on November 23, 2018, 12:38:51 am
>"So, what's your name anyway?"
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Tom on November 23, 2018, 05:16:15 am
// Perform these actions before Evil_Nazgul0616's
> "Well the crystals we find you wouldn't have found anyways and just by probability we are much more likely to give you the crystals than any other random person that took one"
> "So I guess you just have to trust us"
> Make our most trustworthy face after saying that

> Don't leave until the storm is fully clear, we don't want to risk getting exposed to Miasma

// To other players: Be careful asking for her name, she might ask for ours in return and our name might frighten her if she has happened to hear that legend
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Evil_Nazgul0616 on November 23, 2018, 06:16:46 am
//we could always add a disclaimer :P
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Tom on November 23, 2018, 01:39:34 pm
// We will have to see how she responds and if she hints she knows, shouldn't say anything if she doesn't know (Primarily we don't want her running off)
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Raikaria on November 23, 2018, 09:57:53 pm
// Perform these actions before Evil_Nazgul0616's
> "Well the crystals we find you wouldn't have found anyways and just by probability we are much more likely to give you the crystals than any other random person that took one"
> "So I guess you just have to trust us"
> Make our most trustworthy face after saying that

> Don't leave until the storm is fully clear, we don't want to risk getting exposed to Miasma

// To other players: Be careful asking for her name, she might ask for ours in return and our name might frighten her if she has happened to hear that legend

> "And if I show you how to find 'em and you run off I then have more competition." she says in a 'I'm not stupid' tone.

> "No." she says, looking right at 'your most trustworthy face'.


>"So, what's your name anyway?"

> "Geala" she says. "That's the name I was given based on my abilities."

> "Most of my kind are not named until they either have a master name them, or have earnt a name for their deeds or abilities." Mayina adds.

> "Shut up pervert!" Geala says, before giving him a long-distance slap again.

> The storm has now fully faded.
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Tom on November 23, 2018, 11:02:08 pm
> "Alright, we just wanted to help..."
> Make a disappointed/sad face while saying this

> "Well the storm appears to have cleared"
> Hover outside cautiously just above the ground
> Are there any puddles or things on the ground from the storm?
> Visually look for Mana Crystals
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Raikaria on November 23, 2018, 11:05:05 pm
> "Alright, we just wanted to help..."
> Make a disappointed/sad face while saying this

> "Well the storm appears to have cleared"
> Hover outside cautiously just above the ground
> Are there any puddles or things on the ground from the storm?
> Visually look for Mana Crystals

> The daemoness seems satisfied with your state.

> You poke outside the crevice.

> There is a bit of red powder upon the already red ground. The ground seems to be... absorbing it.
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Tom on November 24, 2018, 01:48:38 am
> Interesting... The powder must be how crystals form

> Look at Geala
> "We were heading towards Paradise, wanna come?"

> If she accepts
> "Great, let's head out"
> If not
> "Good luck with your hunt for crystals!"
> Wave to our group to head out
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Raikaria on November 24, 2018, 10:11:40 pm
> Interesting... The powder must be how crystals form

> Look at Geala
> "We were heading towards Paradise, wanna come?"

> If she accepts
> "Great, let's head out"
> If not
> "Good luck with your hunt for crystals!"
> Wave to our group to head out

> "Hmm, so you're headed for the Capital?" she says. "As... interesting your situation seems to be, I do have work to do."

> "I've heard of a good potential site a decent flight away. I want to get there before anyone else who heard the rumors does." the daemoness says, before she steps out of the crevice, and the small wings on her back grow to about her armspan.

> "Oh; and you may want to stay away from the Wonderland, there's quite a few bandits operateing out of that." she adds, before flying off.
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Tom on November 24, 2018, 10:17:17 pm
> "Thanks for the tip!"
> Make a mental note of the direction she flew in
> "We should get going"
> While flying an eye out for Mana Crystals based on the description she gave us
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Raikaria on November 24, 2018, 10:59:46 pm
> "Thanks for the tip!"
> Make a mental note of the direction she flew in
> "We should get going"
> While flying an eye out for Mana Crystals based on the description she gave us

> She's left, and dosen't her you.

> You make note that she flew over the hill; and headed in that direction.

> "Yes, we lost valuable time due to that Manastorm." Louise says, taking a moment after leaving the cave to get her bearings, before she starts flying off in a direction that would go near, but not over, the buildings that were past this hill.
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Tom on November 24, 2018, 11:30:38 pm
> "Might feel that way, but we met someone we wouldn't have met otherwise..."
> "Its too bad she doesn't trust anyone's help, is everyone in Makai like that?"
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Evil_Nazgul0616 on November 24, 2018, 11:45:12 pm
>"Wonderland... didn't you say something about it back when we were ambushed by those dolls in the forest of magic?"
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Raikaria on November 25, 2018, 06:18:49 pm
> "Might feel that way, but we met someone we wouldn't have met otherwise..."
> "Its too bad she doesn't trust anyone's help, is everyone in Makai like that?"

> "Most of Makai is like that, yes. Makai is unforgiving, and most are only out for themselves." Louise states. "In fact, for a group to be described as bandits is rather... unsettleing. Because that implies they've organized into a coherent group. Be it a pack of weaklings teaming up to take down bigger prey, or ones that just happen to have talents that suit each other well... it could be dangerous. Worst is that the Wonderland is the fastest route from here to Paradise."

>"Wonderland... didn't you say something about it back when we were ambushed by those dolls in the forest of magic?"

> "Wonderland is where the puppeteer comes from. Alice of the Wonderland. She was something quite rare in Makai these days. A being that Lady Shinki created directly. A genius child. She even shaped a part of Makai to her whim, something usually only Archmagi can harness the Maisma to do. But she left Makai. I don't know exactly why myself, but it seems some pests have claimed her old realm for themselves. I find the fact she's taken up puppetry amusing however. Even a Daughter of Shinki aspires to her image..."

> Louise's free hand curls up into a fist. "I may have to take action to clear it later. Perhaps use my magic to allow one of their would-be victims to give them a good thrashing. But this is more important."
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Tom on November 25, 2018, 06:47:21 pm
> "Huh, didn't know the puppeteer was that strong, always thought her strength came from her dolls"
> "Would me helping you getting rid of the bandits be considered interference?  If Makai really is how you described, it shouldn't be too hard to play that to our advantage and turn them against eachother..."
> "...and if they killed each other I technically wouldn't be "harming" them, just contributed to their own demise"
> "Like if we had something that cannot be shared, yet powerful or valuable enough to make them willing to betray eachother to get it"

> "But for getting to Paradise should we just go around Wonderland?"
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Raikaria on November 25, 2018, 08:38:29 pm
> "Huh, didn't know the puppeteer was that strong, always thought her strength came from her dolls"
> "Would me helping you getting rid of the bandits be considered interference?  If Makai really is how you described, it shouldn't be too hard to play that to our advantage and turn them against eachother..."
> "...and if they killed each other I technically wouldn't be "harming" them, just contributed to their own demise"
> "Like if we had something that cannot be shared, yet powerful or valuable enough to make them willing to betray eachother to get it"

> "But for getting to Paradise should we just go around Wonderland?"

> "The strong ones always hide how strong they really are." Louise states.

> "Possibly, it would probobly be best to bring it up in Paradise however. Maybe you can get permission, seeing as it's en route anyway. But for now, yes, we should go around." the lady in white replies.

> The landscape is starting to change. There are significantly fewer hills; and the pulsing laylines are getting brighter. The red ground is starting to become rockier, and shifting towards blue. Occasionally, there is a tree similar to an evergreen from Earth, except it's leaves are orange, and bark red. The crimson sky shifts towards purple as you proceed.
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Tom on November 25, 2018, 08:48:46 pm
> "I guess that makes sense, no need to let your enemies know how strong you are until its too late, you wouldn't even know she is from Makai"
> "Who would we ask for permission?"
> Do we see anything up ahead in the distance?
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Raikaria on November 26, 2018, 05:16:44 pm
> "I guess that makes sense, no need to let your enemies know how strong you are until its too late, you wouldn't even know she is from Makai"
> "Who would we ask for permission?"
> Do we see anything up ahead in the distance?

> "Well there's also perhaps the fact she's conserving her power. While that area of Gensokyo seems to have strong enough magic to have a maisma, it's still weak compared to Makai's." Louise states.

> "Someone high-ranking and close to Lady Shinki. Probobly the same people who deal with those who come here from other worlds." Louise explains.

> Not immediately; but after a few moments something comes into veiw on the horizon that isn't one of the [increasingly common] trees.

> You can vaguely see four spires, each a large distance apart, and a massive structure between them. It's on the horizon, so you can't make out colors or details yet. But perhaps more than just seeing it, you can *feel* the power from this site. There is a massive concentration of magical energy. Your instincts tell you to run from something this overwhelmingly strong.
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Tom on November 26, 2018, 06:41:46 pm
> "There's people that specialize in visitors from other worlds?  In Gensokyo visitors other than humans are usually greeted with a gohei to the face by Reimu"

> "Something big is up ahead, I can already feel the magical energy from here, which is kind of scary!"

> Pay close attention to the energy we are feeling, we don't want to get poisoned by Miasma.  Tell the others to stop and take a break if we start feeling poisoned
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Raikaria on November 26, 2018, 09:17:47 pm
> "There's people that specialize in visitors from other worlds?  In Gensokyo visitors other than humans are usually greeted with a gohei to the face by Reimu"

> "Something big is up ahead, I can already feel the magical energy from here, which is kind of scary!"

> Pay close attention to the energy we are feeling, we don't want to get poisoned by Miasma.  Tell the others to stop and take a break if we start feeling poisoned

> "Something about that... dosen't surprise me." Louise states.

> "That's because we're nearing Paradise. Even discounting Lady Shinki herself; I doubt you could find a larger concentration of magic power in any dimension. Every single layline in Makai originates from there. Most of the various magicians from various worlds come here. For a being who lives in a world like Gensokyo, Paradise would likely be an impossible place for you to go to safely." Louise explains. "And when you account for the presence of Lady Shinki in Pandemonium itself... well; her magical power is so large that no-one knows the true scale of it."

> You feel more an overwhelming sense of trepidation and pressure. You don't feel poisoned or endangered. It's... just unsettleing. Kogasa looks the same.

> As you get closer, you can make out that the city is laid out in a square, with a large, crystalline tower at each corner, each sculpted differently, but all the same height. One is Black, another white, one blue and another green; the two pairs opposite each other.

> From your vantage point in the air, you can see the center of the city is actually empty of buildings, and is instead a large field of ice. Floating above this is a massive structure that you can only assume from it's grandiose nature is Pandemonium. It is largely a mixture of purple, red, white and black, in seemingly random, yet mesmerizing patters. What's more is it shimmers and twinkles a little with every color imaginable.

> Between the center, and the pillars of crystal, the architecture varies wildly. All sorts of materials and types of buildings exist, although many seem in incorporate at least some crystal within them.

[If I get the chance and can create something decent, I'll make a basic layout picture of Paradise, like a map.]
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Tom on November 26, 2018, 09:41:34 pm
// That might be helpful if there's a lot to do here, though it might reveal areas Rumia doesn't know exist

> "Whoa it looks unlike anything I've seen in Gensokyo!"
> Can we see any people or are we too far?
> "Where exactly in Paradise are we going?"

> Can we interact with our own demarcation barriers or do we pass through them?  Also can we change the shape or are they always spherical?
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Raikaria on November 26, 2018, 09:51:37 pm
// That might be helpful if there's a lot to do here, though it might reveal areas Rumia doesn't know exist

> "Whoa it looks unlike anything I've seen in Gensokyo!"
> Can we see any people or are we too far?
> "Where exactly in Paradise are we going?"

> Can we interact with our own demarcation barriers or do we pass through them?  Also can we change the shape or are they always spherical?

> "This city has probobly existed longer than Gensokyo has." Louise comments.

> You are still too far.

> "Well; the best place to go would be... well... security. We do have a prisoner after all. This isn't exactly a situation I've been in often either." Louise says.

[How much there is to do in Paradise entirely depends on what you do. Also it could come up again later.

The only thing you *have* to do in Paradise are your Main Quests; investigating the Incident and dealing with the Mayina issue.

Things like dealing with the Wonderland Bandits; investigating about Vina and the Legend of Lumina are side quests and completely optional, but any of them could lead to encounters or knowledge that may later help or hinder you.]
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Tom on November 26, 2018, 10:02:15 pm
> "Well let's head to security first then, wouldn't they be able to figure out who Mayina's boss is?"

> Question about barriers in last post still stands
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Raikaria on November 26, 2018, 10:13:08 pm
> "Well let's head to security first then, wouldn't they be able to figure out who Mayina's boss is?"

> Question about barriers in last post still stands

> "Very well then." Louise says; as you approach the city.

> It's easiest to make a basic; flat barrier. Spherical ones are more tricky. What's actually hardest is anything in the middle, or that isn't one of those shapes. In fact it's beyond your ability.

> As you approach Paradise, you can start to make out large amounts of people in generally strange clothing milling about. The vast majority of them are wearing different outfits from each other, although you occasionally see members of Mayina's race in their butler-like outfits.

> Louise seems to be leading you to a building near the Ice Field.
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Tom on November 26, 2018, 10:21:33 pm
> "So what exactly does this security place do?"

> Keep an eye on Mayina and be ready to make some barriers if he decides to pull something now that we are almost there
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Raikaria on November 26, 2018, 11:03:06 pm
> "So what exactly does this security place do?"

> Keep an eye on Mayina and be ready to make some barriers if he decides to pull something now that we are almost there

> "They deal with any threats to the security of Paradise, or Makai as a whole. I guess you could consider them Makai's Home Guard. Of course, they're not Lady Shinki's personal Elite Guard, but they act as guards for the Council of Archmagic." Louise explains. "So they're the ones to deal with any sort of organised plot against Paradise, and that little portal issue."

> He's pretty much given up on struggling against Louise's chains now.

> Louise brings you to a somewhat large building made of red crystals. Next to it is a larger, and fancier building. Like some sort of large shrine, made of a mixture of blue, green, black and white crystals. It's the largest structure besides the four towers and Pandemonium.

> Some of the locals give you and Kogasa odd looks as they pass by.
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Tom on November 26, 2018, 11:12:43 pm
> "Ah so kind of like what Reimu does for Gensokyo"
> "Well let's head in"

> Don't worry about the locals, I'm sure we would do the same if we saw someone wearing a fishbowl on their head...
> Whisper to Kogasa "I'm sure they are surprised to see people like us around here, haha"
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Raikaria on November 26, 2018, 11:46:59 pm
> "Ah so kind of like what Reimu does for Gensokyo"
> "Well let's head in"

> Don't worry about the locals, I'm sure we would do the same if we saw someone wearing a fishbowl on their head...
> Whisper to Kogasa "I'm sure they are surprised to see people like us around here, haha"

> "I guess that would be the closest comparison." Louise says.

> You; Kogasa; Louise and Donitia all enter, with Mayina dragged behind.

> Inside you see various Mayina-like daemons, wearing a slightly different uniforms [Blue instead of black, with a badge shaped like one of their wings on their lapel, with Makai-language written on it.] flying around. At a large desk is a more intimidating being.

> It's a female; larger than the various daemons flying around. She has four; large wings upon her back, and is wearing a hat with two black wing badges upon it, one each side. Two yellow horns, like a bull's emit from her head, and she has a long, thin tail tipped with a spear-like appendage at the end, swishing around. She looks older than the others, and even has grey hair tied in a bun. She is seemingly using magic to move multiple pens and papers at once, writing on things. She is wearing a pair of reading glasses, and her outfit is similar to the other workers, but with golden rims around the edges of it.

> "Yes?" she asks without even looking.
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Tom on November 27, 2018, 12:24:18 am
> "We brought you a troublemaker!"
> Point at Mayina
> "We caught him just outside a dimensional portal when he tried to attack us.  He was following orders when we defeated him and couldn't tell us much about his master due to the servitude contract he is under.  The only concrete thing we were able to find out was that he was on some kind of "scouting mission""

> Look at Louise if she has anything to add
> Meanwhile form a barrier to sit on and watch what happens next with a "mission accomplished" pose
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Raikaria on November 27, 2018, 05:34:14 pm
Firstly; and I apologize since I don't have anything better than Paint to do it; here's a basic map of Paradise's layout. Basically if Rumia walked up to a tourist map:

(https://i.imgur.com/BdwYKAP.png)

I'm not going to spoil/explain the purposes of the Towers yet until they become relevant, but any map or local would say what the names were.

> "We brought you a troublemaker!"
> Point at Mayina
> "We caught him just outside a dimensional portal when he tried to attack us.  He was following orders when we defeated him and couldn't tell us much about his master due to the servitude contract he is under.  The only concrete thing we were able to find out was that he was on some kind of "scouting mission""

> Look at Louise if she has anything to add
> Meanwhile form a barrier to sit on and watch what happens next with a "mission accomplished" pose

> The daemoness looks at you when you say there's a troublemaker. She listens looking half-interested.

> "Dimensional portal?" she asks. "We're not the inter-dimensional police..."

> As you sit down, Louise says casually "That portal led to Gensokyo."

> This gets the daemoness to look seriously from you, to Kogasa, and then to the chained daemon.

> "Are you serious about this?" the daemoness asks; clearly shaken by the word 'Gensokyo'. You note the other daemons have all stopped and are looking at you in surprise and... fear?

> Louise tilts her head and smiles, opening her eyes a little bit. "Absolutely, or do you doubt my word?"

> Something about what Louise did causes the daemoness to sit back down, and look somewhat cowed.

> "If this is true this is beyond my paygrade, you know." she says. "But you'd already know that, wouldn't you? After last time."

> "Of course I already knew that, Velatrix." Louise replies, smiling sweetly with both hands together. "I actually wanted to inform you that I intend to use these two witnesses while I escort them back home to clear out a bandit camp in the Wonderland. Don't want any misunderstandings and these Gensokyians getting into trouble. I would also like him detained, of course. For interrogation later. It's rather tireing dragging him around, and you're the ones with the authority to undo his oaths of secrecy."

> "I'd rather a cage frankly myself as well at this point." Mayina grumbles.

> The daemoness makes a signal with her hands, and three daemons fly down and physically restrain Mayina, placing another set of bindings on him. Louise released her own chain, which swiftly flies back into the luggage bag.

> "I suppose you'll want me to notify them that you are coming, and bringing two witnesses from outside Makai?" Velatrix asks.

> "Of course." Louise states, before she turns back to you.

> "Right, that's security taken care of. Didn't want any trouble happening if I just flew into where we'll need to go."
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Tom on November 27, 2018, 06:22:31 pm
> Dispel our barrier and start heading outside
> "He won't get in trouble with his boss if he tells Velatrix whats going on right?  He was under contract he didn't do this out of his own free will"

> Once outside speak in low voice: "What did you mean by its above his paygrade?"
> "Before we deal with the bandits, I'd like to learn more about what happened to Vina, is there a library or something around here?"
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Evil_Nazgul0616 on November 27, 2018, 06:22:53 pm
>"Bye Mayina."
>"So, what's so bad about Gensokyo. The mere mention of it caused some pretty interesting reactions from what I saw."
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Tom on November 27, 2018, 06:25:29 pm
> Say the part about Gensokyo (Evil_Nazgul0616's actions) once outside
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Raikaria on November 27, 2018, 06:55:08 pm
> Dispel our barrier and start heading outside
> "He won't get in trouble with his boss if he tells Velatrix whats going on right?  He was under contract he didn't do this out of his own free will"

> Once outside speak in low voice: "What did you mean by its above his paygrade?"
> "Before we deal with the bandits, I'd like to learn more about what happened to Vina, is there a library or something around here?"

> "The security divison are very good at getting around such issues." Louise explains. "Although, he did agree to the job."

>"Bye Mayina."
>"So, what's so bad about Gensokyo. The mere mention of it caused some pretty interesting reactions from what I saw."

> "The daemon ignores you. He also ignores Donitia swearing loudly at him and pulling faces.

> Once you are outside, you ask Louise about Gensokyo and the 'paygrade'. Louise looks around, and signals to enter an allyway before she answers, quietly.

> "It's all connected to that sealed cave. Makai and Gensokyo were basically at war not long ago. A group of powerful invaders even challenged Lady Shinki. Ever since, there's been a barrier in place between the two realms, and no-one's supposed to cross over as per a treaty. It's why I crossed over. To investigate and find proof. And besides... I have a loophole I can exploit. Regardless, anything concerning the Makai-Gensokyo border is the business of the Divine Guard themselves."

> "If you suddenly learn how to read Makaian Runes..." Louise replies to the bandit question.
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Tom on November 27, 2018, 07:17:57 pm
> Whisper "Invaders from Gensokyo?  Who were they? Also, wouldn't Kigasa and I be trespassing by being here because of the treaty?"

> "It won't hurt to try, maybe we can find someone that can help us with the runes"
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Raikaria on November 27, 2018, 07:28:49 pm
> Whisper "Invaders from Gensokyo?  Who were they? Also, wouldn't Kigasa and I be trespassing by being here because of the treaty?"

> "It won't hurt to try, maybe we can find someone that can help us with the runes"

> "You're here as witnesses, being escorted by me." Louise states.  "And we came right to the authority we needed to to make them aware."

> "Perhaps after we've taken care of the job we need to do first." Louise answers.

> She starts walking, not flying, towards a large gate guarded by two strong-looking humanoids. They're wearing rather simple dresses, one predominantly blue with purple hair, and the other red with pink hair.

> The pink-haired one seems to recognize Louise; judgeing by the fact she says "Hey, Louise!" and waves.

> "So you're on duty at this gate today Sara?" Louise responds.

(https://safebooru.org//images/1163/0377fca3307f87855a6983c32e45bd56ada89198.png?1212187)

Sara
Keeper of Magical Gateways
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Tom on November 27, 2018, 07:31:55 pm
> Follow Louise, we shouldn't get distracted
> Don't fly and stay behind Louise
> Whisper "What is this place?"
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Raikaria on November 27, 2018, 09:56:24 pm
> Follow Louise, we shouldn't get distracted
> Don't fly and stay behind Louise
> Whisper "What is this place?"

> "It's the gate to the Frozen Fields. Anyone who isn't part of the Divine Guard who enters any other way is considered a hostile and attacked by the Guard." Louise says. "You do not want to get into a fight with a Guard. That Yumeko person I mentioned before is their leader, and she is horrifyingly powerful. She's specially trained to be a Mage-Hunter and Daemon-Slayer. The two main species in Makai. Fighting her in particular wouldn't be a fight. It would be a slaughter."

> "So, those two are those outsiders from Gensokyo? They don't seem anywhere near as scary as those four." Sara comments.
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Tom on November 27, 2018, 10:09:01 pm
> "Huh, which four?  We're just visiting"
> Whisper "You're a mage right?"
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Raikaria on November 27, 2018, 11:07:29 pm
> "Huh, which four?  We're just visiting"
> Whisper "You're a mage right?"

[Who are you whispering to? I assume Louise?]
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Tom on November 27, 2018, 11:08:41 pm
> To Louise because she mentioned Mages and Daemons being the two main species in Makai
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Raikaria on November 27, 2018, 11:17:34 pm
> "Huh, which four?  We're just visiting"
> Whisper "You're a mage right?"

> "Oh, I got that message already." Sara says. "But I was guarding the passageway on the day those four busted in. A Miko; a Witch; a Spirit and a Youkai or whatever you lot call them. I guess there was a turtle too but he was just a mount. I got promoted for that so it wasn't all bad. Since I managed to stay at my post and not flee despite being completely overwhelmed."

> Louise looks a little uncomfortable when asked this. "I... was." she answers quietly. "My situation is... complicated."

> "Don't you know it's rude to whisper when I'm right here?" Sara says in an irritated tone.
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Tom on November 27, 2018, 11:30:33 pm
> "Sorry, I was just asking Louise something because this is all so new to me daemons and mages and all.  In Gensokyo we have Humans and Youkai as the two main species and we're Youkai if you are wondering"
> "Who were the spirit and Youkai together with the miko and witch?"
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Raikaria on November 27, 2018, 11:38:11 pm
> "Sorry, I was just asking Louise something because this is all so new to me daemons and mages and all.  In Gensokyo we have Humans and Youkai as the two main species and we're Youkai if you are wondering"
> "Who were the spirit and Youkai together with the miko and witch?"

> Sara pouts, but dosen't object to your explanation.

> "Dunno. They weren't bothered to even give me their names, but they were both incredibly powerful. The youkai in particular hurt me real bad, I was in hospital for a week. Both of them also had green hair come to think of it."
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Evil_Nazgul0616 on November 27, 2018, 11:43:59 pm
>"Huh... I wonder if that powerful green haired ghost we accidentally released back in Gensokyo was one of them..."
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Tom on November 28, 2018, 12:06:46 am
> Don't say "we accidentally released" say "we met"
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Raikaria on November 28, 2018, 12:18:58 am
>"Huh... I wonder if that powerful green haired ghost we accidentally released back in Gensokyo was one of them..."

> Don't say "we accidentally released" say "we met"

> "Yes, she was." Louise replies before Sara can comment.
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Tom on November 28, 2018, 01:24:27 am
> "Can we enter the frozen fields?"
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Raikaria on November 28, 2018, 09:41:34 am
> "Can we enter the frozen fields?"

> Sara looks at you.

> "If the choice was mine, no. But it isn't. I've just been told to let you in." she says. "Just walk on through."

> Sara Indicates the gate; which remains unopened.
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Tom on November 28, 2018, 02:00:39 pm
> "You mean just walk through as if the gate is not there?"
> If so
> Walk through the gate as if it wasn't there
> Check if we feel anything the moment we touch the gate
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Raikaria on November 28, 2018, 05:22:21 pm
> "You mean just walk through as if the gate is not there?"
> If so
> Walk through the gate as if it wasn't there
> Check if we feel anything the moment we touch the gate

> "Yes, it's a magical barrier. If you have permission to pass you'll pass." Sara says.

> You walk up to, and through the gate.

> The only thing you feel is your feet suddenly become cold as you step on the ice.
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Tom on November 28, 2018, 08:37:03 pm
> "Its cold in here!  My feet will get numb"
> "We're allowed to fly in here right?"
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Evil_Nazgul0616 on November 28, 2018, 08:56:33 pm
>is Donnie still with us?
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Raikaria on November 28, 2018, 10:03:33 pm
> "Its cold in here!  My feet will get numb"
> "We're allowed to fly in here right?"

> "Once you're in, you can fly, although I would advise flying low." Louise says. "You wouldn't want to be mistaken for flying at Pandemonium.

>is Donnie still with us?

> She's here, looking around inquisitively, and oddly enough, quietly. Kogasa seems a lot happier here, and seemingly is attempting to blend in with the ice.

> For a moment, just a moment, you feel an incredible magical power ahead. But it's not intimidating. It's like a signal, a flare attracting you in. And yet despite that the energy is strong enough for you to physically feel it.
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Tom on November 28, 2018, 10:15:35 pm
> Float just above the ground where we can't feel the cold

> "Huh so where are we going now?  I felt a wave of energy for a moment"
> Is the direction Louise points out the same as the energy we felt?
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Raikaria on November 28, 2018, 10:56:55 pm
> Float just above the ground where we can't feel the cold

> "Huh so where are we going now?  I felt a wave of energy for a moment"
> Is the direction Louise points out the same as the energy we felt?

> You float above the ground. You still feel the cold somewhat as the air is also cold, but at least you're not freezeing your feet.

> "That was an invitation." Louise says. She looks a little nervous.

> "That was an invitation?" Kogasa asks, in an apprehensive tone.

> "Well; if we were not serious we'd turn and flee." Louise states. "This is the place in Makai nearest Pandemonium. Everyone who operates here could probobly kill any of us effortlessly if we were found to be lying, or the matter frivolous."

> Louise starts to advance towards the source of the brief magical pulse.
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Tom on November 28, 2018, 11:03:35 pm
> "Well the matter anything but frivolous so I guess we're invited"
> Fly towards the source of the magical energy

> Where is Pandaemonium compared to where we are?  Directly above us?
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Raikaria on November 28, 2018, 11:12:08 pm
> "Well the matter anything but frivolous so I guess we're invited"
> Fly towards the source of the magical energy

> Where is Pandaemonium compared to where we are?  Directly above us?

> "Yes." Louise says. "I myself have never been here. Few in Makai have."

> You fly towards the magical energy source.

> Pandemonium is above you, the energy signal seemed to come from directly below the very lowest point of the floating castle.

> When you reach this point, you see an unsettleingly familiar figure sitting on what looks like a frozen wave. A small ember is dancing between her fidgeting fingers.

(https://safebooru.org//images/2330/a2f6b279bf65889533c4950795733343e7110799.png?2427279)
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Tom on November 28, 2018, 11:18:16 pm
> Huh!? Marisa? How did she get here first?
> Look shocked

> Wait and see what she has to say

Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Raikaria on November 29, 2018, 06:39:18 pm
> Huh!? Marisa? How did she get here first?
> Look shocked

> Wait and see what she has to say

> You do not get an immediate verbal response. Instead, the Marisa lookalike just looks at you.

> You see the air around you heat up rapidly, going from cold to hot enough to make you sweat in a moment.

> "The name's Yuki. Archmagitrix of Infernos."

> The heat subsides, and Yuki smiles sweetly. "Please don't mistake me for a weakling from your world~"
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Tom on November 29, 2018, 06:51:54 pm
> "What weakling?"
> She probably hasn't seen Master Spark...
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Raikaria on November 29, 2018, 08:49:08 pm
> "What weakling?"
> She probably hasn't seen Master Spark...

> "Anyone from your world is a weakling compared to me." Yuki says in an amused tone. "I mean, if you would like a demonstration, that can be arranged. Can't say you'd survive being anywhere near my flames however."

> Yuki suddenly looks like she had an idea, and a book appears, flicking it's pages wildly until it stops.

> "Let's see here... ah! Do you know a Magician called Patchouli? User of Five Elements? Strongest Black Magician we have on our records in your realm. Well; the flames she can cause by combining the Wood and Fire elements are like a small bonfire compared to my potential. Scared now; Gensokyians?"
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Tom on November 29, 2018, 10:44:03 pm
> Louise probably doesn't want us to mention the four invaders, so we'll just play along
> "I don't think I know anyone named Patchouli, but I'll take your word for it"
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Raikaria on November 29, 2018, 11:09:50 pm
> Louise probably doesn't want us to mention the four invaders, so we'll just play along
> "I don't think I know anyone named Patchouli, but I'll take your word for it"

> Yuki looks surprised.

> "How don't you know the strongest Magician in your realm?" Yuki asks. "She's gotta be the leader of Gensokyo; right?"

> You feel the temperature drop behind you, before you hear a quiet and slow-speaking voice.

> "Yuki... not every society is a Magiocracy... Earth is primitive. They cannot even decide... upon a single God."
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Tom on November 29, 2018, 11:16:43 pm
> "Uhh we don't really have what you would consider a leader"
> "But I guess you could think of Reimu as the leader since without her our world wouldn't exist, and she sets the rules which we have to follow when fighting"
> Turn around
> "Who are you?"
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Raikaria on November 29, 2018, 11:27:47 pm
> "Uhh we don't really have what you would consider a leader"
> "But I guess you could think of Reimu as the leader since without her our world wouldn't exist, and she sets the rules which we have to follow when fighting"
> Turn around
> "Who are you?"

[OCC: Reimu never actually introduced herself to the denizens of Makai. They're unaware of her name. Also, in another unrelated note; I found WAY more Solo-Mai art than Solo-Yuki. I can only guess it's because her design is unique while Yuki's is... well... Marisa with a rounder hat.]

> "No leader? How does your society even function?" Yuki complains. "It baffles me as to why we made a truce with your world, we should have just..."

> "Yuki." the voice behind you says. "You speak... too much."

> "Reimu? That name dosen't ring a bell." Yuki says.

> You turn around to see a blue-haired, winged humanoid in a white dress behind you.

(https://safebooru.org//images/2147/4662ae08c6ee91052c32657822101c3dd462980c.png)

> The stranger dosen't answer you. Instead, Yuki does. "That's Mai. Archdaemon of Ice. We're the two Divine Guardians. I'm the strongest Mage, and she's the strongest Daemon! Fire and Ice, Native and Migrant, Black and White!"

> "... You're embarassing." Mai says.

> "She dosen't speak much, she's shy." Yuki dismisses.

> "An Ice user who's the strongest?" Donitia says. "Deja Vu."
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Tom on November 29, 2018, 11:39:02 pm
> "Our society functions fine, largely due to the Spell Card Rules which Reimu created"
> "Fighting in Gensokyo is based on the beauty and complexity of bullet patterns instead of just raw power.  We also use our magic to induce pain instead of physical harm so there are no casualties"
> "In fact without the rules fighting someone like Reimu would be impossible since she would just become invincible without a time limit and in the impossible chance of winning you would die as well as the world would collapse around you"
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Raikaria on November 29, 2018, 11:53:19 pm
> "Our society functions fine, largely due to the Spell Card Rules which Reimu created"
> "Fighting in Gensokyo is based on the beauty and complexity of bullet patterns instead of just raw power.  We also use our magic to induce pain instead of physical harm so there are no casualties"
> "In fact without the rules fighting someone like Reimu would be impossible since she would just become invincible without a time limit and in the impossible chance of winning you would die as well as the world would collapse around you"

> Yuki listens intently.

> "Well; hearing that I'm curious as to how beautiful your combat is! I'm certain if I see once I can produce something superior. Been a while since I've had any fun anyway... no-one's dumb enough to enter here without permission after all. Gets pretty boring with just me and Mai."

> "Idiot." Mai says quietly.

> "Although that explains why you Gensokyians are so weak. If you can't fight to the finish least you risk your little world collapsing upon you. What incentive is there to gain power? Truly; your world is in a pitiable state." Yuki says. She is actually looking down at you and Kogasa from her seat on the ice, with actual pity in her eyes. "What drive can you have in your lives to improve yourselves without risking it all? I understand your situation... but I'd rather have my world collapse than live in that sort of limbo."
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Tom on November 30, 2018, 12:04:34 am
> Cross arms
> "You'd really wish for death over living in Gensokyo?"

> "There is more to life than fighting to the death...  like playing at Misty Lake with my friends and all the fairies, pranking others with darkness, or even trying to solve an incident as a Youkai.  We like to take it easy and live a carefree life"
> "Here from what I've heard everyone is working round the clock to get stronger so they can defeat someone else, even to the point of giving away their personal freedom with servitude contracts"

> "But back to your point...  Its not pointless to be strong, stronger people tend to have more complicated spell cards and win more danmaku battles.  The point is that strength is not everything"
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Raikaria on November 30, 2018, 07:34:40 pm
> Cross arms
> "You'd really wish for death over living in Gensokyo?"

> "There is more to life than fighting to the death...  like playing at Misty Lake with my friends and all the fairies, pranking others with darkness, or even trying to solve an incident as a Youkai.  We like to take it easy and live a carefree life"
> "Here from what I've heard everyone is working round the clock to get stronger so they can defeat someone else, even to the point of giving away their personal freedom with servitude contracts"

> "But back to your point...  Its not pointless to be strong, stronger people tend to have more complicated spell cards and win more danmaku battles.  The point is that strength is not everything"

> "Yes; there is so much more to life at a life-or-death struggle. But without that struggle; how does life improve? How does life get stronger? An animal they is preyed upon will; generation by generation, become harder and harder to be caught. Because only the animals which can evade the hunter will reproduce." Yuki explains.

> She shakes her head. "Such a world is stagnant; Gensokyoians. And a stagnant world is a boring world. A world where it's pointless to even try, or be."

> "And I'm also sure there are those in your world who are strong but are not good at your beauty-based combat." Yuki counteracts.

> "We have a job to do." Mai says quietly.

> "But Mai; I'm getting fired up!" Yuki complains.

> Mai just gives her a cold stare.
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Evil_Nazgul0616 on November 30, 2018, 08:02:11 pm
>"Well yeah, there are a couple of people in Gensokyo that seem to focus more on power over beauty in their spellcards... Namely a scary sunflower youkai and a magician named Marisa... Speaking of her, she looks a lot like you. Like, to the point where if you changed your clothes and hairstyle slightly you would seriously look like her twin or something. She doesn't use fire, though... Just lots of stars and lasers... Massive lasers..."
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Tom on November 30, 2018, 08:59:42 pm
> "Then again I don't know everyone in Gensokyo, there might be others more like you"

> "Though as you say with predator and prey, due to the Spell Card Rules there are no predators and prey anymore.  In the past I would have been considered a predator but I gave all that up when the rules were created."
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Raikaria on November 30, 2018, 10:04:07 pm
>"Well yeah, there are a couple of people in Gensokyo that seem to focus more on power over beauty in their spellcards... Namely a scary sunflower youkai and a magician named Marisa... Speaking of her, she looks a lot like you. Like, to the point where if you changed your clothes and hairstyle slightly you would seriously look like her twin or something. She doesn't use fire, though... Just lots of stars and lasers... Massive lasers..."

> Yuki looks bothered. "Stars? Looks similar to me... ah, she was one of those four!"

> "Then again I don't know everyone in Gensokyo, there might be others more like you"

> "Though as you say with predator and prey, due to the Spell Card Rules there are no predators and prey anymore.  In the past I would have been considered a predator but I gave all that up when the rules were created."

> "Giving up your superiority? How sad. How do you expect the humans to progress without fearing you?" Yuki complains. "Now then, what happened in Gensokyo?" Yuki asks. "What is going on there regarding Makai. That's the sole reason you're allowed to be here, you have information we desire."
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Evil_Nazgul0616 on November 30, 2018, 10:13:52 pm
>"Someone on your side is sending demons and fairies into Gensokyo, and they're attacking people."

//Feel free to add to this
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Tom on November 30, 2018, 10:25:11 pm
> "While we don't mind visitors, the daemons and fairies that have entered Gensokyo from Makai do not use our Spell Card Rules and that is a major violation and a threat to Gensokyo and its inhabitants"
> "Additionally, the daemon we escorted to security earlier had somehow managed to break a hole in the barrier that sustains our world"
> "We were able to find out that he was working under a servitude contract but we do not know who his master is or why they would be doing something like this"
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Evil_Nazgul0616 on November 30, 2018, 10:33:15 pm
//I forget the exact details, but his master was also implied to be someone high up in the Makai government, right?
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Tom on November 30, 2018, 10:39:06 pm
//I forget the exact details, but his master was also implied to be someone high up in the Makai government, right?
// I'll add that
> "I think his master might be someone that's high up here in Makai though"
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Raikaria on November 30, 2018, 11:13:58 pm
>"Someone on your side is sending demons and fairies into Gensokyo, and they're attacking people."

> "What? How can that be happening? It's not exactly easy to break down dimensional barriers... someone should have noticed." Yuki says. "Even with the Gensokyo Barrier..."

> "They don't need to know that." Mai says.

> "While we don't mind visitors, the daemons and fairies that have entered Gensokyo from Makai do not use our Spell Card Rules and that is a major violation and a threat to Gensokyo and its inhabitants"
> "Additionally, the daemon we escorted to security earlier had somehow managed to break a hole in the barrier that sustains our world"
> "We were able to find out that he was working under a servitude contract but we do not know who his master is or why they would be doing something like this"

> "Yes, we've already received some of the information regarding the Lesser Daemon." Yuki replies. "He seems to legitimately not be aware of who was giving him commands as well."

// I'll add that
> "I think his master might be someone that's high up here in Makai though"

> Yuki looks intrigued. "So you're saying someone with authority in Makai is violating the treaty that Lady Shinki herself put into action? Such an act would be blasphemy..."

> A tall woman in a red maid outfit appears out of thin air. Immediately; Yuki, Mai, Louise and Donitia move away from her a little, clearly uneasy. Yuki gave off a warm energy, Mai gave off cold. Paradise as a whole had an almost overwhelming aura of energy. But this newcomer... you can't feel anything from her. She just stands still; looking down at you.

(https://safebooru.org//images/837/27f3b0a8bc26c434b6cd72c574da9bdfb11c7beb.jpg?842407)

> "Continue." she says after a few moments.
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Tom on November 30, 2018, 11:22:36 pm
> "Well people in Gensokyo sure have noticed and are calling this an incident"
> "But if no one has noticed it here, either the culprit is doing a good job hiding it or the culprit is actually the one that's supposed to check for this kind of thing"
> "So, how would you figure out if theres a traitor among you?"
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Raikaria on November 30, 2018, 11:30:31 pm
> "Well people in Gensokyo sure have noticed and are calling this an incident"
> "But if no one has noticed it here, either the culprit is doing a good job hiding it or the culprit is actually the one that's supposed to check for this kind of thing"
> "So, how would you figure out if theres a traitor among you?"

> "Whoever is doing this is working very carefully." the maid says. "To have avoided our notice for any amount of time."

> "Inquisition." the maid says simply, a flash in her golden eyes.

> Something about that word makes the other Makaians sweat.

> "Surely there's no need to go that far, Lady Yumeko..." Yuki says.

> "Whoever is behind this is committing a grave sin against the Lady Shinki. A crime against her is a crime against Makai itself. Eradication is the only fit punishment. There can be no forgiveness for such an action as blasphemy."

> The maid's body flickers for just a moment, and then Mayina is beside her, his hair gripped by her left hand, on his knees. There is a blindfold over his eyes.

> "Why'd it just become colder?" he asks.
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Tom on November 30, 2018, 11:40:35 pm
> "What is he here for?  Is he not telling us something?"
> "Wait your not thinking of eradicating him?  He was just carrying out orders, he is not the mastermind"
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Raikaria on November 30, 2018, 11:47:33 pm
> "What is he here for?  Is he not telling us something?"
> "Wait your not thinking of eradicating him?  He was just carrying out orders, he is not the mastermind"

> "All information has already been extracted from his mind." Yumeko states coldly.

> "Orders for a job he willingly accepted. His mind reveals he relished the chance to oppose the Lady. He has committed Blasphemy. The punishment for the crime is Eradication. So too has every other one of his kind who was offered the role yet did not notify us of the blasphemy. Inaction is allowing blasphemy to continue, and is therefor blasphemous. They shall be found, any information extracted, and then they shall be Eradicated as well." the maid says in an emotionless tone.

> A sword appears in her right hand. A Western-style Bastard sword, designed for use in either one hand or two.

> You can hear the male shaking, hearing the word 'Eradicate'.
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Tom on November 30, 2018, 11:54:39 pm
> "Wait!  If his mind was truly set on opposing your leader then according to Yuki there is a better punishment!"
> "Why don't you banish him from Makai permanently, to Gensokyo"
> "Yuki herself said that she would prefer death over living in Gensokyo so its gotta be worse than death for someone used to your way of life"
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Raikaria on December 01, 2018, 05:20:04 pm
> "Wait!  If his mind was truly set on opposing your leader then according to Yuki there is a better punishment!"
> "Why don't you banish him from Makai permanently, to Gensokyo"
> "Yuki herself said that she would prefer death over living in Gensokyo so its gotta be worse than death for someone used to your way of life"

> "Banish him? To Gensokyo? When the barriers are broken and he has passed between the barrier himself?" Yumeko asks. "Even then, when he dies his blasphemous soul would return to Makai. Eradication is the only solution."
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Tom on December 01, 2018, 06:30:52 pm
> "He would have a hard time coming back from Gensokyo since there is no miasma there and he basically can't even fly without it, let alone open dimensional portals.  He also won't be causing any trouble because without danmaku he can't even fight his way out of a cardboard box!"
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Raikaria on December 01, 2018, 08:27:22 pm
> "He would have a hard time coming back from Gensokyo since there is no miasma there and he basically can't even fly without it, let alone open dimensional portals.  He also won't be causing any trouble because without danmaku he can't even fight his way out of a cardboard box!"

> Yumeko stands there for a few moments.

> "His soul would still return to Makai at the end of his life. However, I suppose if you are so desperate to see him have a slow and undignified death, I can suppose I can tolerate the trouble of hunting down his soul to Eradicate when that returns. Mai; Freeze him until they are ready to leave this place. I will not have this blasphemer be conscious any further on this sacred ground if his ichor is not to coat it." Yumeko says. Her words come out slowly; her tone harsh.

> Mai raises a hand, and a blue, 9-pointed magic star forms. In an instant; Mayina is frozen solid in a cube of ice.

> The maid looks directly at you, her cold eyes meeting yours.

> "I consider him your responsibility. If he re-enters Makai alive, I will Eliminate him where he stands, and then I will come for you for breaking a pact you made in the shadow of Lady Shinki. And be assured that no Barrier will save you from my wrath. Do you understand?" Yumeko asks; pointing her sword at you. Even while making a threat, with a face as serious and stern as hers... you don't feel any sort of magical power behind it.
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Tom on December 01, 2018, 10:19:42 pm
> "I understand, however can you break his magical contract with his evil master or change it so he takes orders from me?  So he is not disobedient"
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Raikaria on December 01, 2018, 10:34:51 pm
> "I understand, however can you break his magical contract with his evil master or change it so he takes orders from me?  So he is not disobedient"

> Yumeko's blade glows with a purple aura, and she swings it without a word.

> The blade passes through Mayina's frozen form, not harming him or the ice. You see various runes form around him, then shatter.

> "Such a task is child's play for one such as myself." she says to Louise, who looks a little surprised. "Of course one in a position such as myself can annul contracts from lesser beings of this realm."
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Tom on December 01, 2018, 10:54:46 pm
> "Thank you, so now he'll be obedient?"

> "Now back to the matter at hand, how will we find out who's behind this incident?"
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Raikaria on December 01, 2018, 11:08:26 pm
> "Thank you, so now he'll be obedient?"

> "Now back to the matter at hand, how will we find out who's behind this incident?"

> "Obedient? I doubt it. He'll probobly slink off somewhere and waste away and die quietly." Yumeko replies.

> "Is the culprit any of your concern? This is a matter for us to resolve. I shall lead an Inquisition. That daemon was just the first. We'll begin with the area he received the offer. Others likely received it as well. Perhaps one saw a messenger, and we can follow that trail. The guilty will be punished."
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Tom on December 01, 2018, 11:17:34 pm
> "I was wondering how I could help, considering its affecting our world too"
> "Maybe investigating something from our side in Gensokyo?"
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Tom on December 01, 2018, 11:22:42 pm
// Add sidequest:  Mayina's "punishment": After having spared Mayina from Elimination we are now responsible for what he does in Gensokyo, we should look in to making him our familiar (or shikigami)
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Raikaria on December 01, 2018, 11:25:52 pm
> "I was wondering how I could help, considering its affecting our world too"
> "Maybe investigating something from our side in Gensokyo?"

> Yumeko looks unimpressed. "I suppose there is one thing you could do based on the extracted information."

> Yumeko's expression softens, just a little. She then shakes her head.

> "Ensure that no-one gets the Grimoire. Somehow; this is all connected to that book. I'm sure of it. I'm sure that Alice will be alright, but that is how you can best help."

> Yuki and Mai both chuckle a little.

> "Oh Yumeko, you do care." Yuki says.

// Add sidequest:  Mayina's "punishment": After having spared Mayina from Elimination we are now responsible for what he does in Gensokyo, we should look in to making him our familiar (or shikigami)

> Considering Yumeko's threat, you register 'Ensure Mayina dosen't return to Makai' as a Main Quest. The Familiar part, however, is added as a secondary quest. Upon doing so you note a requirement comes up for such a thing stateing 'Increased Magic required - Such a feat would require magic enough for you to, in effect, be his magic supply.'
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Tom on December 01, 2018, 11:32:53 pm
> "So you want us to protect Alice so she doesn't lose the Grimoire?"
> "Alright we will do our best, good luck with the investigation on your side"

// Are we unable to even create the familiar bond without "increased magic" or can we create it but he will have little to no power/magic?
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Raikaria on December 01, 2018, 11:38:47 pm
> "So you want us to protect Alice so she doesn't lose the Grimoire?"
> "Alright we will do our best, good luck with the investigation on your side"

// Are we unable to even create the familiar bond without "increased magic" or can we create it but he will have little to no power/magic?

> Yumeko turns slightly red. "Protect the Grimoire, it doesn't matter what happens to the girl."

> "Liar." Mai says quietly.

> "Inquisition. Not investigation." Yumeko insists.

// You can't make a magical contract if you can't magically support it. Contracts are give and take after all. Besides; Mayina absolutely would not agree without him getting something significant.
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Tom on December 01, 2018, 11:42:31 pm
> "Well thank you for your time"
> Turn to Louise and see if she has anything to add before we leave

// Ahh wasn't sure how it worked, I thought we could start the process and he would become stronger as we get stronger
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Evil_Nazgul0616 on December 02, 2018, 04:06:25 am
//Bah, blasted email not notifying me made me miss important stuff I wanted to be a part of again!

//Though I'm happy with the outcome, at least. We got ourselves a minion new friend.  Still wish I was there, though...
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Evil_Nazgul0616 on December 02, 2018, 04:10:20 am
//Though one major concern.

//How did Yumeko know about Alice and the grimoire!? We didn't mention that fact to any of them or Mayina.

>Request for proof of the above if we actually *did* mention it and I missed it for whatever reason.
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Tom on December 02, 2018, 05:05:09 am
// We didn't mention it, she found out from interrogating Mayina, specifically "based on the extracted information"
> Yumeko looks unimpressed. "I suppose there is one thing you could do based on the extracted information."

> Yumeko's expression softens, just a little. She then shakes her head.

> "Ensure that no-one gets the Grimoire. Somehow; this is all connected to that book. I'm sure of it. I'm sure that Alice will be alright, but that is how you can best help."

// As for Mayina I'm hoping we can genuinely change his views on the world and make him our friend and midboss
// Saving him by "banishing" him was also pretty IC considering Rumia believes in the spell card rules and having been inspired by the Lumina story
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Evil_Nazgul0616 on December 02, 2018, 05:23:33 am
// We didn't mention it, she found out from interrogating Mayina, specifically "based on the extracted information"
/I know she interrogated him. Please reread what I said:

We didn't mention that fact to any of them or Mayina.
//We never mentioned it to him. How could she extract something from him that he didn't know?
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Tom on December 02, 2018, 06:08:18 am
// Mayina knew about the Grimoire since it was his "mission" and thats how we found out about it.
> "I guess I don't have much of a choice, although I am only a scout. I don't know the full picture." the daemon sighs. "I was ordered to find two things. The first was a powerful magical Grimoire that originates from Makai. The second was evidence that this world was not worth Lady Shinki's efforts."

// Though now that I reread more of the conversation Yumeko does indeed seem suspicious.  She somehow knew Alice has the Grimoire even though Mayina didn't (or at least showed no indication).  Additionally she was able to break the servitude contract (which Mayina explained only the master could break, even Louise was a little surprised at this).  Also the fact Mayina was blindfolded when he was brought here so he didn't see who was holding him.  Lastly it was awfully easy to convince Yumeko to spare him, I honestly was expecting us to have to roll a 20 to succeed.
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Evil_Nazgul0616 on December 02, 2018, 06:25:15 am
//Was mostly referring to Alice and the fact that Alice had the Grimoire, yes. She couldn't possibly had known that unless Kogasa, the person who knew the most about Alice's situation in our group -- who also made some promises to Alice in our brief time controlling her -- turned traitor off-screen or something...
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Tom on December 02, 2018, 06:40:21 am
// Even if it is a little suspicious lets not do anything about it right now, like ask more questions or accuse her, she seems short tempered.
// If she really is the culprit then we might have to start worrying about or well-being since she showed no hesitation and almost eliminated Mayina, her own ally/subordinate.  Louise will probably not buy this since she is somewhat obsessed with how perfect Shinki and everyone around her is
// I doubt Kogasa would backstab us like that, shes had hardly any off-screen time in which were weren't in control of her.
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Evil_Nazgul0616 on December 02, 2018, 07:05:18 am
//It's not about suspicion. It's more of the matter that it seems like a mistake on the parser's part with the current lack of evidence to suggest otherwise.  :V
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Tom on December 02, 2018, 07:12:06 am
// Maybe, I was calculating the possibility of Yumeko being culprit based on what we have seen
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Raikaria on December 02, 2018, 12:24:34 pm
> "Well thank you for your time"
> Turn to Louise and see if she has anything to add before we leave

// Ahh wasn't sure how it worked, I thought we could start the process and he would become stronger as we get stronger

> Yumeko just looks at you silently. Mai mutters... something but it's so quiet this time you can't hear it. Yuki says "Was interesting!"

> Louise just makes a mention to head back towards the gate.

// Yumeko has a very good reason for knowing about the Grimoire. Actually she has multiple reasons. Of course, one of the reasons could totally be 'She's the culprit'. But I will write off 'Kogasa somehow told her/Mayina.' Mostly because Kogasa's been in earshot of you the whole time and hasn't had any chance to talk to him or Yumeko alone anyway. So Rumia IC has the knowledge to rule out that possibility. [Unless Kogasa surprised everyone by suddenly developing telepathy, a very impressive feat considering she biologically dosen't have a brain to perform such a feat with because, you know... umbrella. Side note; if Kogasa met Satori I'd totally write it as Satori being unable to read her since she technically dosen't have a heart or mind to read. Miko could still hear her desires however. All ten of which would be surprise.]

It's also not a mistake. Yumeko knowing is very intentional. Characters can have other sources of knowledge then what your group says or does.
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Tom on December 02, 2018, 03:53:30 pm
> Head back towards the gate, remember to fly low
> Once we fad enough so they can't hear us ask Louise "I wasn't expecting Yumeko to try and execute Mayina.  Do you think I made the right choice?"
> "Also, what did she mean by Inquisition?"
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Raikaria on December 02, 2018, 05:16:29 pm
> Head back towards the gate, remember to fly low
> Once we fad enough so they can't hear us ask Louise "I wasn't expecting Yumeko to try and execute Mayina.  Do you think I made the right choice?"
> "Also, what did she mean by Inquisition?"

> Louise keeps moving until she passes through the gate, only then does she stop, sitting upon her luggage bag and trembleing. Sara is noticeably not there, only the blue-haired girl is now.

> "What sort of fool are you?" she asks. "To talk back to Yumeko? Do you have any idea of what she is?"

> Louise exhales. She still looks unsettled, but her trembleing has lessened.

> "Yumeko is going to do exactly what she said she would. She is going to use the information from Mayina's mind to track down anyone who could have anything to do with it. Anyone aware of the plot will be Eradicated. As far as Yumeko is concerned, those who were aware but did not notify the authorities are just as guilty of blasphemy as those who actually partook. She will take their memories, for anything of use to track down more blasphemers, and then destroy them. Body and Soul, completely Eradicated. If they're lucky, no-one but Mayina and the actual culprits knew. If more people knew... Yumeko's Inquisition could wipe entire settlements off the map. Opposing her is completely impossible. She's honed everything to be the perfect Slayer of Daemon and Magi alike."

> Louise sighs. "That's one theory about Vina. Yumeko performed an Inquisition. Some think she wiped the entire city out due to some sort of blasphemy. The fact no-one survived makes it possible. But of course, that's exactly why no-one knows for sure what happened. Because there were no survivors."
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Tom on December 02, 2018, 06:08:19 pm
> Look shocked at Louise calling us a fool
> "Talk back?  She was going to kill him!  That's not how we punish incident instigators in Gensokyo!"
> "Speaking of Mayina, when do we get him back?"

> "Also, I couldn't help but notice she had no magical energy, Yuki and Mai both had energies related to their mature but Yumeko had nothing.  However I didn't feel comfortable asking her about it"
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Raikaria on December 02, 2018, 06:42:19 pm
> Look shocked at Louise calling us a fool
> "Talk back?  She was going to kill him!  That's not how we punish incident instigators in Gensokyo!"
> "Speaking of Mayina, when do we get him back?"

> "Also, I couldn't help but notice she had no magical energy, Yuki and Mai both had energies related to their mature but Yumeko had nothing.  However I didn't feel comfortable asking her about it"

> "You're lucky she didn't kill you." Louise replies. "Or even all of us! And it doesn't matter how people are punished in Gensokyo. This is Makai. I told you, Makai is a world where not just anyone can survive."

> "I'd wager he'll be back at the dimensional passage waiting for you."

> "That's why Yumeko is unstoppable." Louise states simply. "Allow me to explain. Firstly; Yuki wasn't lying. She is the strongest Mage in Makai. Mai is the strongest Daemon. Yumeko; however, could slaughter both of them in moments, without a scratch. Because she is neither Daemon or Mage. She's a Child of Shinki."

> Louise stands up. "Children of Shinki have incredible potential. With the Lady's divine blood in their veins, they can accomplish almost anything they wish. Yumeko... wished to become the executor of Shinki's will, since Shinki would not take direct action herself, she would act on her behalf. It's why she dresses as a Maid, because in her mind, she is Shinki's formost servant. And to be the executor of the invincible Lady Shinki's will; she had to make herself invincible."

> Louise puts an arm forward, and starts making movements along it with a finger from her other hand. "I'm sure you've noticed, most denizens of Makai utilize magical circles or runes to cast their magic. So Yumeko figured out a simple way to make herself invincible. A method as brutal and perfect as Yumeko herself. She tore her own body apart, carving magical runes and circles into it. Counterspells. Wards. Protections. Enhancements. Making the magic part of her. No... making the anti-magic part of her very being. Yumeko is simply invulnerable. And no-one in Makai can match her martial prowess either. And that's without even getting into her inherent ability; which alone would make her almost unstoppable."

> Louise pulls her arm back. "That is the terror of Yumeko."
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Tom on December 02, 2018, 07:02:37 pm
> "Is she also invincible to physical damage in addition to all magic?  What about magic that doesn't need magic circles or runes to cast, like my darkness and barriers?  Also what is her inherent ability?" 
> "Why would Shinki want her to wipe out entire settlements,  aren't they all her creations?  She didn't wipe out Lumina of all people yet she allows Yumeko to wipe out entire populations?"
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Evil_Nazgul0616 on December 02, 2018, 07:16:28 pm
>Is Donnie still with us?
>"Hey Kogasa, are you alright? You've been uncharacteristically quiet for a while now..."
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Evil_Nazgul0616 on December 02, 2018, 07:17:26 pm
> "Is she also invincible to physical damage in addition to all magic?  What about magic that doesn't need magic circles or runes to cast, like my darkness and barriers?  Also what is her inherent ability?" 
> "Why would Shinki want her to wipe out entire settlements,  aren't they all her creations?  She didn't wipe out Lumina of all people yet she allows Yumeko to wipe out entire populations?"
//I would say choose these words very carefully. We don't want to accidentally anger Louise more...
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Raikaria on December 02, 2018, 07:23:48 pm
> "Is she also invincible to physical damage in addition to all magic?  What about magic that doesn't need magic circles or runes to cast, like my darkness and barriers?  Also what is her inherent ability?" 
> "Why would Shinki want her to wipe out entire settlements,  aren't they all her creations?  She didn't wipe out Lumina of all people yet she allows Yumeko to wipe out entire populations?"

> "Good luck landing a blow on her. As I said; she outmatches everyone in Makai in physical combat with ease. Makai is a world of magic, after all. Even then, her ability is Spacial Manipulation. If she thought herself outmatched in close combat, you simply couldn't get close to her. She most often uses it for teleportation."

> "She acts according to what she thinks Lady Shinki would want." Louise says. "She doesn't get orders from her. Shinki doesn't interfere. She lets Yumeko act as she wants. Believe what she wants. Even then, there's a difference between killing for a purpose, and killing for the sake of killing. Lumina threatened all of Makai; indiscriminately. Yumeko only threatens those who, in her books, have done wrong."


>Is Donnie still with us?
>"Hey Kogasa, are you alright? You've been uncharacteristically quiet for a while now..."

> Yep; although she looks overwhelmed and confused.

> "I'm OK." Kogasa says. "I was just looking for an opening to surprise those guys... I couldn't find one."

> "Miss Yumeko sure is a scary person~" a childish voice you don't recognize says. "But, you know, she's only doing what she thinks is right. Don't be too hard on her."

// Louise isn't angry, she's scared. She's calming down.
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Evil_Nazgul0616 on December 02, 2018, 07:34:47 pm
>"Bweh!?"
>Look for the source of the new voice.
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Raikaria on December 02, 2018, 07:40:57 pm
>"Bweh!?"
>Look for the source of the new voice.

> You turn, and see a young girl a little shorter than you.

> She is a blonde, like you, and has twin pigtails, each tied with two cherry-looking things. She has light-blue eyes, and is wearing a simple, summery one-piece red dress, which ends at the knees. If you look like a ten year-old; she probobly looks about eight.

> She hops back a little with your sound, before she says. "Don't be scared, it's just Luci."
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Evil_Nazgul0616 on December 02, 2018, 07:47:26 pm
>Smile
>"Oh hello there, little one. How long were you there?"
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Raikaria on December 02, 2018, 09:11:45 pm
>Smile
>"Oh hello there, little one. How long were you there?"

> "Long enough to think you're interesting. I like watching the gate and looking at Pandemonium." the girl says. "I know Paradise quite well. It's obvious you're not from here, Miss Bowl-head."
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Tom on December 02, 2018, 09:21:58 pm
> It was only a matter of time before we were called bowl-head...
> "Yep we are not from here, and I'm Rumia"
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Raikaria on December 02, 2018, 09:29:13 pm
> It was only a matter of time before we were called bowl-head...
> "Yep we are not from here, and I'm Rumia"

> It's probobly best it was a child who did it.

> The girl tilts her head.

> "Rumia... Rumia... where are you from? And who's your umbrella?" she asks; pointing at Kogasa.

> Kogasa suddenly gets all red being called someone's umbrella, and says in quite a loud and embarrassed tone "I'm no-one's umbrella!" This causes the girl to playfully stick out her tongue and close one eye... in the same way Kogasa tends to.
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Tom on December 02, 2018, 09:51:06 pm
> "Me?  I'm from Gensokyo, and thats Kogasa, she is her own umbrella"
> Be surprised at how she made the same face Kogasa makes when she surprises people
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Raikaria on December 02, 2018, 10:07:12 pm
> "Me?  I'm from Gensokyo, and thats Kogasa, she is her own umbrella"
> Be surprised at how she made the same face Kogasa makes when she surprises people

> "Gensokyo? Is that so~" the girl says, raising her arms into your pose for a few moments, before she returns to a normal one, and smiles.

> You are slightly surprised.

> "Well; is there anything you foreigners need help with?" the girl asks. "Either way, I think I'll follow you for a while. It's not often I meet someone from Gensokyo!"
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Tom on December 02, 2018, 10:12:13 pm
> "Wait how'd you know that?"
> Take our signature pose
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Raikaria on December 02, 2018, 10:14:04 pm
> "Wait how'd you know that?"
> Take our signature pose

> You're already in it, it's your default pose anyway. It's like resting your arms at your side to most others.
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Tom on December 02, 2018, 10:24:01 pm
> Well that explains why she knew that

> "Well you can come along, I don't see why not"
> Do we feel any magical power from her?  Does she seem weak or strong?
> "You said you know Paradise well, is there a library somewhere?  Or someone that knows the history of Makai? "
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Evil_Nazgul0616 on December 02, 2018, 10:32:30 pm
//Note that I will be going to work within the next 30 mins
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Raikaria on December 02, 2018, 10:34:37 pm
> Well that explains why she knew that

> "Well you can come along, I don't see why not"
> Do we feel any magical power from her?  Does she seem weak or strong?
> "You said you know Paradise well, is there a library somewhere?  Or someone that knows the history of Makai? "

> "Yay!" the girl says.

> You feel nothing.

> "There's four big libraries." Luci replies. "One there, one there, one there and one there." she says; pointing at each of the large towers. "Most of the mages have their own personal ones too in their houses."
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Tom on December 02, 2018, 10:36:35 pm
> "I'm looking for information on the history of Vina, the other main town in Makai.  Any idea where we might find a book on that?"
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Evil_Nazgul0616 on December 02, 2018, 10:56:30 pm
>Don't do the above post yet.
 
//Why the sudden decision to stay in Makai longer than we have to? We did what we came here to do. We shouldn't really keep our Gensokyo friends waiting...

//As I'm about to start my shift, I won't to be able to reply to any response to this until my break, which is about two hours or so from now. Would you guys mind waiting for me?
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Evil_Nazgul0616 on December 02, 2018, 10:59:40 pm
// Edit
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Tom on December 02, 2018, 11:03:58 pm
// Just wanted to find out about Vina, but we can leave that for later if you don't think it's worth it.  We should still take care of the bandits though
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Evil_Nazgul0616 on December 03, 2018, 01:16:46 am
//We could just ask her about via, but don't ask about books perhaps.

//As for the bandits, remember that they have the advantage. A fight in Makai might be a curbstomp for us...
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Tom on December 03, 2018, 02:05:59 am
// I don't want to outright fight them all at once, they will likely outnumber us and have the advantage since they have infinite energy around them, I want to try and get them to kill eachother so we only have to deal with the last few
// As for how to do that I have a few things in mind, like place a useful/valueable object for them to "find" and then kill eachother over who gets to keep it (Louise said there's little to no trust in Makai so it shouldn't be that hard to get them to backstab eachother)
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Evil_Nazgul0616 on December 03, 2018, 02:50:25 am
//Huh... that's actually a genius plan!
//We should prolly consult Louise on the matter before trying anything tho.
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Tom on December 03, 2018, 04:38:30 am
// We should, and I think she will like it.  I got the idea when she explained her fighting style
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Raikaria on December 03, 2018, 06:41:18 pm
// Gonna ask for a re-submission of actions when you've decided on what to do; even if they're unchanged. Mostly so I know when you've decided.
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Tom on December 03, 2018, 08:18:11 pm
// Lets just ask about Vina and go straight to the bandits, so we don't keep our friends at Misty Lake or Mayina waiting

> "Say, have you ever heard about Vina, the other main city in Makai?  Any idea on what might have happened?"

> Turn to Louise
> "Want to go check out the bandits?"

> If Louise says we can
> Turn to Luci
> "We are going to investigate rumors of bandits taking up camp in Wonderland, want to come?"
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Evil_Nazgul0616 on December 03, 2018, 08:21:11 pm
//this is fine
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Raikaria on December 03, 2018, 08:37:52 pm
// Lets just ask about Vina and go straight to the bandits, so we don't keep our friends at Misty Lake or Mayina waiting

> "Say, have you ever heard about Vina, the other main city in Makai?  Any idea on what might have happened?"

> Turn to Louise
> "Want to go check out the bandits?"

> If Louise says we can
> Turn to Luci
> "We are going to investigate rumors of bandits taking up camp in Wonderland, want to come?"

> "Heard of it." Luci says. "The adults say all sorts of things happened. No-one agrees. It was destroyed before I existed. I think it must have been some magical experiment gone horribly wrong. Why else would no-one have returned?"

> "They're on the way back to the passageway, and I was going to find a way to get rid of them myself." Louise says.

> Luci hops up and down happily. "Bandits are fun! I'm pretty good at magic, I might be able to help!"
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Evil_Nazgul0616 on December 03, 2018, 08:41:53 pm
>"How viable of an option do you think it would be to get them to turn on each other?"
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Tom on December 03, 2018, 08:42:48 pm
> Before that
> "What kind of magic are you good at?"
> "Are you a daemon or magician?  I can't really tell since I'm new around here"
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Raikaria on December 03, 2018, 11:02:23 pm
> Before that
> "What kind of magic are you good at?"
> "Are you a daemon or magician?  I can't really tell since I'm new around here"

> "I don't really excel at anything. I can use Animation, Destruction, Malediction and Enhancement all pretty well." Luci says happily. "In fact I'm even working on a few new spells combining some of them together!"

> The girl thinks for a moment. "I guess you could say I'm half and half."

>"How viable of an option do you think it would be to get them to turn on each other?"

> "It depends. If they're working together because they... work well together, it will probobly be harder than if they're just together to take out people easier." Louise says. "But if there's something valuable enough we could bribe some of them with... even if it's a bluff or a lie. It only has to trick them into doing what we would want."

> "What about one of those Magic Crystals that lady was talking about earlier?" Kogasa says.
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Tom on December 03, 2018, 11:04:49 pm
> "That Magic Crystals are a good idea but we will have to spend some time looking for them"

> Can we allow others to interact with our barriers?  Like let others move them freely or can only we move them?
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Evil_Nazgul0616 on December 03, 2018, 11:08:04 pm
>"Half and Half? So you're the offspring of a magician and a demon then?"
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Raikaria on December 03, 2018, 11:42:04 pm
> "That Magic Crystals are a good idea but we will have to spend some time looking for them"

> Can we allow others to interact with our barriers?  Like let others move them freely or can only we move them?

> "Who said we have to actually have a crystal?" Luci asks. "Bandits tend to be pretty dumb, and pretty greedy. We just use a fake!"

> You can't 'let' others interact with them, but someone strong enough could probobly manage it.

>"Half and Half? So you're the offspring of a magician and a demon then?"

> "I suppose that's accurate." the girl says. "Although I'm not sure if it's exactly how you're thinking. It's a little complicated."
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Evil_Nazgul0616 on December 03, 2018, 11:43:41 pm
>"Is that so~?"
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Tom on December 03, 2018, 11:45:00 pm
> "Where would we find a fake though?"

> Can we "fake" free movement by moving them ourselves when someone puts force on it?
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Raikaria on December 04, 2018, 04:48:07 pm
>"Is that so~?"

> "It is so~" Luci says.

> "Where would we find a fake though?"

> Can we "fake" free movement by moving them ourselves when someone puts force on it?

> "We make a fake, of course!" the girl says. "We just find something that looks a bit like one and cast some spells on it and poof; fake crystal."

> You could; although judgeing the exact amount to move it in relation to the force would be very difficult.
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Tom on December 04, 2018, 05:51:31 pm
> "That sounds like it will work, any ideas on where we can find something crystal like?"

> Have a look around, do we see any crystal looking things around us?
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Raikaria on December 04, 2018, 07:24:01 pm
> "That sounds like it will work, any ideas on where we can find something crystal like?"

> Have a look around, do we see any crystal looking things around us?

> Most of the buildings seem to be made of some type of crystal.

> In fact, there's some trees with fruits that looks crystaline.
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Evil_Nazgul0616 on December 04, 2018, 07:28:23 pm
>"What kind of trees are these?"
>Point to one of the crystal fruit trees
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Tom on December 04, 2018, 07:41:07 pm
> "What do you think of the crystals on those trees?"
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Raikaria on December 04, 2018, 09:08:08 pm
>"What kind of trees are these?"
>Point to one of the crystal fruit trees

> "How would I put it..." Luci says.

> "They're our equivalent to Apple trees." Louise says, picking one of the fruits. It looks like a crystalline Pentagonal Prism [3D Pentagon], in green and red.

> "What do you think of the crystals on those trees?"

> "They're Tasty! That's a Pentle!" Luci says, before her face changes and she makes a mocking face "Oh wait you can't eat it it's probobly poisonous to you, isn't it bowl-head."

> Louise looks at the Pentle.

> "It might work. We'd have to put a fair amount of illusions and enchantments on it." she says. "We'd also probobly end up wasteing a fair bit of the Pentle."
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Tom on December 04, 2018, 09:15:31 pm
> Is it solid and gem like?

> Pick one ourselves to keep, gotta show our friends something cool from our trip!

> "What kind of enchantments are we going to add?  I can manipulate darkness if that helps"
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Raikaria on December 04, 2018, 09:46:01 pm
> Is it solid and gem like?

> Pick one ourselves to keep, gotta show our friends something cool from our trip!

> "What kind of enchantments are we going to add?  I can manipulate darkness if that helps"

> It looks solid, but if it's a fruit, then it's probobly not actually gem-like or tough.

> You pick a Pentle and pocket it. It indeed dsen't feel tough, but it is smooth, but you can feel it's got a lot of magic inside it.

> "It might if we need to reduce the luster." Louise says. "We'd need to shape it, remove the smell, increase the durabilty, change the texture..." Louise says, pulling a small knife out of her luggage. Not a weapon, but a simple, small cutting one.
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Tom on December 04, 2018, 09:52:09 pm
> "How'd you get that past the metal detector, Louise?"
> "Lets try making it more crystal or glass like first, then let's try adding a glow to it"
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Raikaria on December 05, 2018, 10:06:21 pm
> "How'd you get that past the metal detector, Louise?"
> "Lets try making it more crystal or glass like first, then let's try adding a glow to it"

> "Well; firstly that means it will need to be compressed." Louise says, before she hands the fruit to you.

> "I'm pretty confident that you're the physically strongest here to compress it." Louise says. "Especially if I strengthen you."
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Tom on December 05, 2018, 10:32:13 pm
> "Lets see what Youkai Strength and barrier implosion can do to this pentle!  Strengthen me once I get to the point where it gets hard"
> Form a spherical darkness barrier around the pentle, then using both our Youkai Strength and the barrier compact it as far as we can.  Make sure to hold it in a way so if it explodes we don't get pentle juice all over us!
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Raikaria on December 06, 2018, 05:07:29 pm
> "Lets see what Youkai Strength and barrier implosion can do to this pentle!  Strengthen me once I get to the point where it gets hard"
> Form a spherical darkness barrier around the pentle, then using both our Youkai Strength and the barrier compact it as far as we can.  Make sure to hold it in a way so if it explodes we don't get pentle juice all over us!

>You form a barrier around the fruit, and then start pushing against it. The barrier doesn't exactly help; the crushing is done by your hands after all, but you don't know what's inside the Makai fruit, and what, if any effect it could have on your skin. Best to be safe.

> A cyan liquid starts flowing out of the fruit as you crush it. It's actually fairly resilient to being crushed. Occasionally some of the fruit's internal pulp comes out as well... and it seems to be various colors. Sometimes red, sometimes yellow, sometimes purple... crazy magic rainbow fruit. It smells... weird. Like a mixture of sake and the Forest of Magic.

> The fruit cannot be pressed any further, at least in the direction you have been crushing.
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Hope ♦ Metal on December 06, 2018, 05:30:41 pm
>Try crushing it in a different direction.
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Tom on December 06, 2018, 06:30:49 pm
> Any seeds fall out?
> Also, sake?!  Do these things ferment?
> Do we even like sake?  Or are we considered "underage"
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Raikaria on December 06, 2018, 10:22:06 pm
>Try crushing it in a different direction.

> You manage to crush the Pentle a bit more by crushing it in a different direction.

> Any seeds fall out?
> Also, sake?!  Do these things ferment?
> Do we even like sake?  Or are we considered "underage"

> You have not seen anything resembling a seed.

> You're not sure if it ferments.

> You're not considered underage. Just because you're physically young dosen't mean you're young. Even most of the fairies drink! Still, it's not a major habit of yours, you only really drink at celebrations and can't hold your drink well.
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Evil_Nazgul0616 on December 06, 2018, 10:25:03 pm
>imagine a drunk cirno and shudder
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Tom on December 06, 2018, 11:00:46 pm
> What is drunk Rumia like?
> Do we have the tolerance of a 10 year old?
> "Its crushed, what should we do next?  There is quite a lot of juice and pulp coming out, we need to get rid of it for it to pass as a crystal"
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Raikaria on December 07, 2018, 02:53:46 pm
>imagine a drunk cirno and shudder

> Why imagine what you've seen? You do shudder however at the memory of that cold.

> What is drunk Rumia like?
> Do we have the tolerance of a 10 year old?
> "Its crushed, what should we do next?  There is quite a lot of juice and pulp coming out, we need to get rid of it for it to pass as a crystal"

> You're usually a semi-blind [thanks to your darkness bubble and inability to see in the dark], mostly carefree, somewhat bumbleing youkai. When drunk you're just absolutely hopeless and seem to be magnetized to tree trunks. You're not sure if you wake up hungover or concussed.

> You are unsure of what the tolerance of a human 10 year old would be. [Not quite that bad, but she's a lightweight.]

> Louise looks at the crushed Pentle, and then to Kogasa.

> "You can do some sort of water magic, right?"

> Kogasa nods.

> "Rinse it out, get the juice and flesh off it, and clean the skin." Louise says.

> "Someone's gonna have to hold it for me then." Kogasa says. "It's gonna be hard to hold something while I'm spinning. Also, you'll probobly get wet."
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Tom on December 07, 2018, 03:29:30 pm
> "I'll "hold" it"
> Dispel our original barrier around it and pin it between 2 small circle barriers on it's top and bottom,  apply some amount of force to keep it pinned
> Oh also get out of the way and form a barrier between us and Kogasa so we don't get wet
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Raikaria on December 07, 2018, 09:14:20 pm
> "I'll "hold" it"
> Dispel our original barrier around it and pin it between 2 small circle barriers on it's top and bottom,  apply some amount of force to keep it pinned
> Oh also get out of the way and form a barrier between us and Kogasa so we don't get wet

> You form a couple of small barriers to hold the Pentle in place [Luckily it's very light] and another basic barrier to cover yourself from what you think is coming.

> Kogasa starts to spin her umbrella around and around and around, faster and faster, until drops of water start flying off it everywhere. The focus of them is roughly on the Pentle, but everywhere is getting splashed.

> After a short while you start to notice Kogasa's eyes spinning around and around and her wobbling a bit.
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Tom on December 07, 2018, 09:26:17 pm
> "You alright Kogasa?"
> Once the water stops splashing around drop the barrier infront of us and check how it looks
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Raikaria on December 07, 2018, 09:34:06 pm
> "You alright Kogasa?"
> Once the water stops splashing around drop the barrier infront of us and check how it looks

> "Bewwwo bello bwah..." she mutters as she sways while she keeps spinning the umbrella.

> Kogasa stops spinning after a few more moments. She's clearly dizzy.

> The Pentle is wet, and has been cleaned. The skin looks significantly shinier.
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Tom on December 07, 2018, 09:36:56 pm
> Turn towards Louise
> "What should we add next?  A shimmer?  Can we make it translucent?"

> Experiment a little and see if anything interesting happens: (We are trying to add a faint glow but any other effects will be interesting too)
> Think of the Pentle being darkened (we know we can do this already but try regardless to get a feeling on how it affects the Pentle)
> Think of the Pentle not being darkened, try to imagine an absence of darkness or the opposite of what we did before
> Think of the Pentle's darkness and try and imagine its darkness somewhere else
> Visualize what a very bright Pentle would look like and next to it a pitch black Pentle, then try and shift our image of the current Pentle towards the one that's bright
> Imagine Gensokyo's bright sun on a summer day shining on the Pentle
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Raikaria on December 10, 2018, 09:17:58 am
> Turn towards Louise
> "What should we add next?  A shimmer?  Can we make it translucent?"

> Experiment a little and see if anything interesting happens: (We are trying to add a faint glow but any other effects will be interesting too)
> Think of the Pentle being darkened (we know we can do this already but try regardless to get a feeling on how it affects the Pentle)
> Think of the Pentle not being darkened, try to imagine an absence of darkness or the opposite of what we did before
> Think of the Pentle's darkness and try and imagine its darkness somewhere else
> Visualize what a very bright Pentle would look like and next to it a pitch black Pentle, then try and shift our image of the current Pentle towards the one that's bright
> Imagine Gensokyo's bright sun on a summer day shining on the Pentle

[Apologies for the delay. I've been occupied with IRL stuff.]

> "It shouldn't be translucent." Louise says. "Magic Crystals are bright and shine; but they're also solid, being condensed magic."

> You make the Pentle appear darker by using your darkness.

> You then attempt to do the opposite. The crushed fruit returns to normal and nothing else happens.

> You try and move the darkness of the fruit somewhere else. Nothing happens.

> Despite your other efforts, you are unable to make the already fairly bright blue fruit's husk any brighter.

> Louise, while you are doing this, starts to make Maisma flow into the hole at the bottom of the fruit.
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Tom on December 10, 2018, 01:37:15 pm
> It's a shame we couldn't add some glow or shimmer to it
> Try one last thing, imagine everything around us being darker except the Pentle and see if that makes it "appear" or "feel" brighter when in fact it's not
> Reverse what we did so Louise can see

> Watch and see if the miasma makes the fruit look any different
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Raikaria on December 12, 2018, 06:56:20 pm
> It's a shame we couldn't add some glow or shimmer to it
> Try one last thing, imagine everything around us being darker except the Pentle and see if that makes it "appear" or "feel" brighter when in fact it's not
> Reverse what we did so Louise can see

> Watch and see if the miasma makes the fruit look any different

> Well; you are a Darkness Youkai, not a sparkles Youkai.

> You try to make everything but the Pentle darker, but the darkness you create doing this blocks out the light reaching the fruit as well, causing it to darken as well.

> Reverseing this just ends up putting the fruit in a sphere of darkness.

> The maisma makes the crushed fruit fill out a little bit. It still looks crumpled and certainly not shaped like it originally was. But now it looks a little like it could pass for some sort of blue rock.

> Louise casts a small spell; and the bottom of the fruit seals itself up. It feels a bit warm.
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Hope ♦ Metal on December 12, 2018, 07:23:49 pm
>"Well, it looks more like a rock now, but it's not shiny like a crystal. Anyone have any ideas for what we could try next?"
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Raikaria on December 12, 2018, 09:18:24 pm
>"Well, it looks more like a rock now, but it's not shiny like a crystal. Anyone have any ideas for what we could try next?"

> Louise firstly casts another spell; and you feel the texture of the fruit change on your hand, now feeling less like a fruit, and smoother. Like it's not been forced into such a shape.

> "Yes, the lustre is the only thing we're missing now." Louise says.

> "Ooh, everyone else has done things! It's my turn!" Luci says.

> She puts a finger on the Pentle [Saying 'Boop' as she does], and it suddenly starts sparkling, looking like an actual gemstone. She then floats back a few steps worth, looking happy.

> "It didn't look like that was a spell." Louise says.

> "Oh, I just have the power to make minor changes in appearances." Luci says. "Maybe when I'm older I'll be able to do more than minor things. It's my ability~"
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Tom on December 12, 2018, 11:02:42 pm
> "Wow that's really useful!"
> Turn to Louise
> "How do abilities work if they are not spells?  Most of us Youkai have an ability although I've never understood how my manipulation of darkness works, neither why I can use barriers, I've only seen shrine maidens do that, and they use barriers to seal us Youkai..."
> "Oh and do you have an ability, Louise?"
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Raikaria on December 13, 2018, 08:44:34 am
> "Wow that's really useful!"
> Turn to Louise
> "How do abilities work if they are not spells?  Most of us Youkai have an ability although I've never understood how my manipulation of darkness works, neither why I can use barriers, I've only seen shrine maidens do that, and they use barriers to seal us Youkai..."
> "Oh and do you have an ability, Louise?"

> "Aw, it's not that useful." Luci says.

> "Spells for the most part require some sort of incantation, or magical sigil, or even a focus like a Staff. The magic needs to be molded. Abilities... you just use them." Louise says. "If someone were to cast a Fireball spell; they'd need to either say something or form some sort of magic sigil. Someone who's ability is pyromancy can just throw a fireball. About the only exception is for minor magic used by a very powerful magic user. In that case, they can just instantly cast it. Like Yuki with those small embers she was toying with."

> Louise looks a little surprised. And then looks slightly... upset as she looks away from you a little.

> "I... suppose you could say that I... had an ability. It's not one I have control over. I don't like talking about it."
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Evil_Nazgul0616 on December 13, 2018, 08:48:47 am
>"O-Oh..."
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Tom on December 13, 2018, 10:08:57 am
> Lets not pry, this sounds sensitive
> "Well we have our "crystal" now, so let's get to work with the next part of our plan which is to get them jealous over possession of the crystal... that should be enough for them to betray each other and do most of the work for us"
> "However there's multiple ways to do that, my suggestion is that we arrange for one of them to "find" the crystal, preferably the most greedy one"
> "That way no one of us has to get close and risk being hurt, besides watching them quarrel over it might be interesting!"
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Raikaria on December 13, 2018, 06:43:43 pm
>"O-Oh..."

> Louise dosen't respond.

> Lets not pry, this sounds sensitive
> "Well we have our "crystal" now, so let's get to work with the next part of our plan which is to get them jealous over possession of the crystal... that should be enough for them to betray each other and do most of the work for us"
> "However there's multiple ways to do that, my suggestion is that we arrange for one of them to "find" the crystal, preferably the most greedy one"
> "That way no one of us has to get close and risk being hurt, besides watching them quarrel over it might be interesting!"

> "How do we make sure the greediest one gets it however?" Kogasa asks.

> "The fake crystal is a bargaining chip. We can probobly use it to get them to do things for us." Louise says. "If we just let them have it, they might just sell it, thinking it real."

> "Then what do we do?" Luci asks.

> "Simple, we need to get a small group of them away from the others. Then bribe them to cause the havoc we want." Louise replies. "But to do that, we'll need bait to get the small group separate. And obviously we don't want to bite off more than we can handle; or they might just take it by force putting us back to square one."

> "Sounds risky." Kogasa comments.

> Louise smirks. "Well; it's risky for most of us. There is someone here however that is perfectly suited for the role."

> Donitia looks nervous. "Just because I respawn dosen't ****ing mean..."

> "There is a child here." Louise says. "Please try to mind your language. Besides. You are not the bait. I am."
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Tom on December 13, 2018, 07:36:35 pm
> "WHAT?!"
> "You aren't thinking of using yourself as bait?!"
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Raikaria on December 13, 2018, 07:46:22 pm
> "WHAT?!"
> "You aren't thinking of using yourself as bait?!"

> "Of course I am." Louise says. "You think that the Bandits could resist going after someone who looks high-class such as myself? They would anticipate me carrying something of worth. It might look suspicious if anyone else had the crystal. Besides; did I not say that I intended to take action against these Bandits myself earlier?"

> Louise waits a few moments.

> "Besides... I'm well suited to such a task. The risk for me is nothing compared to the risk for you. Not to mention I can lead them into an ambush. I know the terrain better than any of you."
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Tom on December 13, 2018, 08:25:02 pm
> "Umm I think the risk of dying is equally bad for all of us ... except maybe Donita"
> "But there's no denying you are better prepared than the rest of us, though be careful!"
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Raikaria on December 13, 2018, 09:35:48 pm
> "Umm I think the risk of dying is equally bad for all of us ... except maybe Donita"
> "But there's no denying you are better prepared than the rest of us, though be careful!"

> "What you think is incorrect." Louise says.

> "Very well then, if we are in agreement, we should head off." Louise states; before she casts her Haste spell upon the group and she takes the lead, flying out of Paradise.
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Tom on December 13, 2018, 10:07:00 pm
> What we think is incorrect what could this mean? Could she be using Continues?
> Follow Louise!
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Raikaria on December 13, 2018, 11:12:12 pm
> What we think is incorrect what could this mean? Could she be using Continues?
> Follow Louise!

> You follow Louise. It doesn't take you too long to reach the small cluster of buildings near the crevice you sheltered from the storm was, and where Galea warned you of the bandits.

> Louise turns a different direction, and shortly after, you can see a distinct change in the horizon.

> The sky ahead, in a somewhat small area, is black and starry, although the stars are red. Brick structures [Not buildings... more like floating platforms, random pillars and shapes] are dotted around. Some even seem to have signs on, like floating roads, twisiting through the air.

> Beyond that, you can see... an almost Earth-like scene of a green field, a river and mountains. But it's only a limited area, and outside of this strange area, Makai is the same red landscape as normal.

> Louise stops and looks around, before pointing to a cluster of floating brick structures on the outskirts.

> "Hide behind those. Be ready to ambush whoever I lure out. We have to show them they can't just take it by force."
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Evil_Nazgul0616 on December 13, 2018, 11:20:06 pm
>"By ambush, do you mean attack them immediately, or jump out to surprise them and just have an intimidating presence until you want us to attack?"
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Raikaria on December 13, 2018, 11:44:57 pm
>"By ambush, do you mean attack them immediately, or jump out to surprise them and just have an intimidating presence until you want us to attack?"

> "How about attacking, but missing on purpose? Just to show your strength. Just popping out and saying 'surprise' [Louise looks directly at Kogasa as she says that] probobly won't stop them."

[Would you guys like to have control of Louise to bait the bandits, or just wait for Louise to return? I'm not 100% sure myself if I should give control of Louise at this point, so I'll put it for opinion. Notably you won't be able to check all of Louise's information if you control her. A lady must keep some secrets~]
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Tom on December 14, 2018, 01:22:05 am
[I don't think Rumia has enough relationship points (?) yet, maybe after fighting the bandits?  One of the reasons we're fighting them this way is to impress Louise.  (And its more in-character for childlike and inexperienced Rumia to want to follow good examples like Louise's fighting style or sparring Mayina by banishing him like Shinki did with Lumina)]

> "Okay!  I'll shoot some misdirected lasers or try and trap them with barriers!  Or even make everything dark so they can't see!"
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Raikaria on December 14, 2018, 04:27:22 pm
[I don't think Rumia has enough relationship points (?) yet, maybe after fighting the bandits?  One of the reasons we're fighting them this way is to impress Louise.  (And its more in-character for childlike and inexperienced Rumia to want to follow good examples like Louise's fighting style or sparring Mayina by banishing him like Shinki did with Lumina)]

> "Okay!  I'll shoot some misdirected lasers or try and trap them with barriers!  Or even make everything dark so they can't see!"

> "I wouldn't waste energy on the barriers." Louise says. "Just a display of power will do. Intimidate them."

[Also; I remembered something that; while Rumia wouldn't recognize it, the fake gem resembles: One of Flandre's crystals on her wings]
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Tom on December 14, 2018, 11:34:31 pm
> "That's a good idea, we should save our energy in case we get in to an actual fight"
> Wait and see what Louise does
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Raikaria on December 14, 2018, 11:49:38 pm
> "That's a good idea, we should save our energy in case we get in to an actual fight"
> Wait and see what Louise does

> Louise flies into the Wonderland, still carrying her luggage in one hand, and the crystal in another.

> Shortly after she flies out of view from your hiding spot [You do have to hide; after all], you hear various yells and spells. You even see flashes.

> A shorter amount of time since Louise left view; something enters your view.

> Leading the group is... Louise? Except she looks drastically different. Her blonde hair has turned deep blue, along with the purple fabrics on her dress. Pale blue flame-like wisps are coming from her body, and some parts are outright engulfed in the stuff. You see a blast of energy go through her to seemingly no effect except leaving a hole with the flames. She still has the crystal and the luggage however. Louise seems to be making no effort to dodge, just making sure her luggage isn't hit.

(https://i.imgur.com/I3OOvEP.jpg)

> Behind her are two deamons. Both males. These ones are not wearing suits, instead dressed like a human villager would, in simple, plain [Although green] material. One is blue-haired and has a mohawk, while the other has unkempt yellow hair; ad is the one who fired the energy blast. Their wings also differ from Mayina's. The mohawk deamon has four very small wings on his back, that look like bat wings. The yellow-haired one has two; tattered-looking crescent wings that are larger than Mayina's were. Neither have head-wings, or seem to have tails [At least visible ones].
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Tom on December 15, 2018, 01:45:41 am
// Ex-Louise?! A w e s o m e. . .
> Does Mayina have headwings // like Koakuma?

> After what they have seen will our lasers and darkness even impress them a little?
> Once they get close to us or Louise signals us, fly out, spread our darkness and fire three lethal delay lasers from each hand, aiming three on the one daemon and three on the other.  Swap the delay lasers to danmaku from lethal if the daemons enter the "pre laser" before we fire them.  Then darken the area around them and fire streams of misdirected danmaku darkness bullets aimed to limit their movement, so if they stand still they won't get hit
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Raikaria on December 15, 2018, 09:22:55 am
// Ex-Louise?! A w e s o m e. . .
> Does Mayina have headwings // like Koakuma?

> After what they have seen will our lasers and darkness even impress them a little?
> Once they get close to us or Louise signals us, fly out, spread our darkness and fire three lethal delay lasers from each hand, aiming three on the one daemon and three on the other.  Swap the delay lasers to danmaku from lethal if the daemons enter the "pre laser" before we fire them.  Then darken the area around them and fire streams of misdirected danmaku darkness bullets aimed to limit their movement, so if they stand still they won't get hit

// You mean 4Louise? It's her appearance in Stage 4 of Mystic Square as the midboss.

> He had a small pair. You do not know what this 'Koakuma' is however.

> You don't know. But you imagine if these guys are teaming up on people they're not very brave or strong.

> As you prepare your attacks, you suddenly feel the Haste Magic that Louise placed upon you for the travel flare up, and then you feel a surge of power. Your attacks come out significantly more powerful than you've seen them before. The lasers are brighter, and the danmaku spray is faster and more dense.

> The same seems to be true for Donitia's barrage of bubble-like bullets. You can't really tell with Kogasa, she's using an attack you've not seen before, swinging her umbrella in a streight line on either side on her, and in her wake... more umbrellas appear and fly in a line, spraying danmaku. Then she swings the umbrella on her other side and a rush of umbrellas come towards her. It's almost like she's signalling them.

> With this barrage, the Bandit duo predictably stop and protect themselves, while Louise turns around and faces them.
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Tom on December 15, 2018, 04:23:26 pm
> Keep up the barrage until signaled or told to stop, fire darkness danmaku closer to them but make sure to still miss, also make everything even darker
> Get a little bit closer to them but slowly so we don't mess up our pattern with the streaming bullets and hit them accidentally
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Raikaria on December 15, 2018, 04:39:31 pm
> Keep up the barrage until signaled or told to stop, fire darkness danmaku closer to them but make sure to still miss, also make everything even darker
> Get a little bit closer to them but slowly so we don't mess up our pattern with the streaming bullets and hit them accidentally

> Louise signals to stop almost immediately. She then opens her mouth and it moves, but no sound exits it.

> Louise signals for help, and makes a motion to suggest she can't speak.
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Evil_Nazgul0616 on December 15, 2018, 08:33:35 pm
>Ceasefire
>Approach
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Raikaria on December 15, 2018, 09:15:24 pm
>Ceasefire
>Approach

> You stop fireing and approach Louise.

> The bandits get out of their self-protective stances, and look at you. Luci and Donitia move behind them, while Kogasa just starts flying around happily circleing everyone else.

> "What do we do?" the yellow-haired one asks.

> "I dunno, the boss is the one who tells us what to do, I don't do thinkin'." the blue-haired one responds. "All I knows is that it's four and a half against us two, and they just showed they got some serious power."

> "Can we run away?" the yellow-haired one asks.

> "We couldn't catch that freak, what makes you think we could get away?"

> Louise looks insulted and her mouth makes movements but nothing comes out.

> "She's saying ********** ****** ****** you ****  *******" Donitia says happily.

> Louise gives the fairy a death glare. Luci smacks her upside the back of the head while blushing.

[NB: I just put a random number of stars because I felt like it]
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Evil_Nazgul0616 on December 15, 2018, 09:29:33 pm
//I literally have no idea what to say right now, so I'm handing the torch to you, Tom
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Tom on December 15, 2018, 09:34:19 pm
> Make our cute "can I eat the one standing before me" face (from EoSD) from now on

> "Hi there!  You look a little overwhelmed, wanna play with us some more?"
> "No?  You're no fun!  I'll tell you what, if you don't want to play with us why don't you help us with something!  We will let you go and might even reward you with something valuable if you do a _really_ good job"

> "Oh, I'm also a little curious as to what you mean four-and-a-half?  I sure hope for your sake you don't consider fairies as a half a person"
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Raikaria on December 15, 2018, 10:11:14 pm
> Make our cute "can I eat the one standing before me" face (from EoSD) from now on

> "Hi there!  You look a little overwhelmed, wanna play with us some more?"
> "No?  You're no fun!  I'll tell you what, if you don't want to play with us why don't you help us with something!  We will let you go and might even reward you with something valuable if you do a _really_ good job"

> "Oh, I'm also a little curious as to what you mean four-and-a-half?  I sure hope for your sake you don't consider fairies as a half a person"

> "Play? That was just playin?" the yellow-haired bandit says in a scared manner.

> The two bandits look at each other. The blue haired one says after a few moments. "Whatdya want us to do?"

> "Well; she's not exactly a full sized person now is she?"  the yellow-haired bandit says. This; predictably; causes a storm of swears from the fairy.

> The blue enrgy rolling off Louise starts to fade away a bit, with the flaming holes in her body shrinking, her body and clothing reforming perfectly. This is happening rather slowly however.
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Tom on December 15, 2018, 10:16:04 pm
> "Haha it's simple!  We just want you to fight for us!"
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Raikaria on December 15, 2018, 10:38:45 pm
> "Haha it's simple!  We just want you to fight for us!"

> "Fight for you?" the blue-haired one asks quietly.

> "If you guys are so strong why'dya need our help?" the yellow-haired daemon asks. "That freak alone is seemingly invincible."

> Louise looks insulted again.

> "Maybe they ain't so strong after all." the blue haired one says. "Maybe they blew everything they had on scareing us or can do illusion magic or something..."

> "Should probobly know what you want us to fight of course. Maybe they're plann'in some big raid or something. Or know some juicy target." the yellow-haired daemon commens, looking like he's thinking.

> "Oh that one sounds fun! I hope it's that"

> "I hope what we want from you surprises you~!" Kogasa chants as she flies around.
Title: Re: Rumia Quest Revival II - Phantoms of Makai
Post by: Tom on December 15, 2018, 11:33:08 pm
> "Oh such flattery..."
> "If we don't get to play with you more, I can settle for watching you play with others!  It's almost as satisfying as playing with you myself!"

> "So, you know the group you work for out here in Wonderland?  Ever wished you could keep more of the loot you find in raids?  I suggest you take them out!  That way you two get to keep all their loot for yourselves!  And we get to be entertained watching you instead of playing with you!  We will even give you that mana crystal she is holding, if you are successful for your efforts!"

> Can we form a flat ring shaped barrier?  Like a circle barrier but with a hole in the middle?