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Re: Magical Lotus - Mahou Shoujou Byakuren - Episode 5, Part 3
« Reply #390 on: May 20, 2018, 04:45:59 AM »
>Smile
>"Thank you; I look forward to it."
>Accept the token

>You have acquired: 1 Temporary Backstage Pass to Flandre Scarlet's Concert

>"Don't forget to turn your eyes off before the show starts." Lily reminds her.
>"Was I doing it again?" The other blonde nods, and Flandre giggles. "Sorry. Didn't even realize."

Re: Magical Lotus - Mahou Shoujou Byakuren - Episode 5, Part 3
« Reply #391 on: May 20, 2018, 05:28:30 AM »
>To Lily: I... take it you're referring to that mesmerizing power she seems to have?

Re: Magical Lotus - Mahou Shoujou Byakuren - Episode 5, Part 3
« Reply #392 on: May 20, 2018, 06:13:31 AM »
>To Lily: I... take it you're referring to that mesmerizing power she seems to have?

>You noticed it too? I thought she was doing it on purpose, but when I told her about it outside, she didn't even realize she was doing it.

Re: Magical Lotus - Mahou Shoujou Byakuren - Episode 5, Part 3
« Reply #393 on: May 20, 2018, 07:53:07 AM »
>I didn't think she seemed aware of it, but by the same token I'm surprised that it's actually under her direct control. ...perhaps it's because she's new to it?

Re: Magical Lotus - Mahou Shoujou Byakuren - Episode 5, Part 3
« Reply #394 on: May 20, 2018, 08:09:41 AM »
>I didn't think she seemed aware of it, but by the same token I'm surprised that it's actually under her direct control. ...perhaps it's because she's new to it?

>That's what she said. Said that she had to get used to it. Get used to a lot of things, is what she actually said. I never asked, but now that you got me thinking about it, I'm not sure she's noticed her voice is different, too.

Re: Magical Lotus - Mahou Shoujou Byakuren - Episode 5, Part 3
« Reply #395 on: May 20, 2018, 08:15:34 AM »
>If we're not already including the others in this, do so: Yes, her reaction to becoming an Avatar has been very different than Sanae or Patchouli and I'm not yet sure what to make of it. She still, for want of a better word, seems to care positively about the life she had before tonight. I would say it gives me hope for how things could yet be for the others, but... something about it also unnerves me - the casualness with which she killed someone, for one thing. It's almost like there's some disconnect between both parts of her that she hasn't really grasped the form of yet. ...but perhaps I'm overreaching.

Re: Magical Lotus - Mahou Shoujou Byakuren - Episode 5, Part 3
« Reply #396 on: May 20, 2018, 08:35:53 AM »
>If we're not already including the others in this, do so: Yes, her reaction to becoming an Avatar has been very different than Sanae or Patchouli and I'm not yet sure what to make of it. She still, for want of a better word, seems to care positively about the life she had before tonight. I would say it gives me hope for how things could yet be for the others, but... something about it also unnerves me - the casualness with which she killed someone, for one thing. It's almost like there's some disconnect between both parts of her that she hasn't really grasped the form of yet. ...but perhaps I'm overreaching.

>She might've been 'casual' about it, but she also didn't seem to enjoy it. White Rose points out. And it ain't like she killed an innocent.
>I think you're right, too. Lily adds. I've been talking to her, too, and... I dunno, seems to me that she jumps around a fair bit, like her mind's always changing focus. And I saw her face once she got off the plane just then. She looked so upset that, for a second, I wasn't sure if she was about to cry again, or blow something up.
>Grimly, Chrysanthemum notes, From what we've observed from the other two Avatars, it is possible that Flandre's change has left her somewhat unstable.

Re: Magical Lotus - Mahou Shoujou Byakuren - Episode 5, Part 3
« Reply #397 on: May 20, 2018, 08:47:51 AM »
>It's a concerning thought, but even if this is only a temporary reprieve before problems start, I'll still take it. And I will remain hopeful.

Re: Magical Lotus - Mahou Shoujou Byakuren - Episode 5, Part 3
« Reply #398 on: May 20, 2018, 11:50:23 AM »
>It's a concerning thought, but even if this is only a temporary reprieve before problems start, I'll still take it. And I will remain hopeful.

>There's always room for hope. These Avatars certainly come in all forms. Carnation says. She seems to like you already, Lotus.
>There is a chance that may work against us in the long term. states the dour Kiku. If there comes a time when we have to fight, the Avatar could view that conflict as a betrayal of her friendship. She could level at us- at Lotus specifically- the same kind of rage you described in the Avatar of Water.
>You really think so? Lily asks.
>I think we can't ignore the possibility. Especially if she is, as you said, unstable. She mentioned a sister, who may also be in danger from the Avatar. I do not believe we should let them meet, if we can help it.

Re: Magical Lotus - Mahou Shoujou Byakuren - Episode 5, Part 3
« Reply #399 on: May 20, 2018, 04:56:40 PM »
>But how could we reasonably prevent such a thing?

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« Reply #400 on: May 21, 2018, 12:15:33 AM »
>But how could we reasonably prevent such a thing?

>I am uncertain. Kiku admits. We could keep watch over this sister, but that would deplete our already limited numbers. Plus it might serve to provoke the Avatar in the worst case. I might suggest you ask Flandre, Lotus, but I'm not certain how you'd be able to phrase that request without upsetting her either. Kiku growls softly, a sound of feline frustration.

Re: Magical Lotus - Mahou Shoujou Byakuren - Episode 5, Part 3
« Reply #401 on: May 28, 2018, 05:24:51 AM »
>Do you have any reason to think her sister would be in more danger from her than anyone else in this city?

Re: Magical Lotus - Mahou Shoujou Byakuren - Episode 5, Part 3
« Reply #402 on: May 30, 2018, 12:10:25 AM »
>Do you have any reason to think her sister would be in more danger from her than anyone else in this city?

>Experiences with the other two Avatars. You described Sanae as being hostile towards her parents, and Patchouli's hatred of her family was clear. If their reunion goes badly, which I don't think even you can have too much trouble imagining, optimistic though you are, it could turn deadly for the sister. I suppose it depends partly on her sister's nature, but I know nothing about the woman. Do you?

Re: Magical Lotus - Mahou Shoujou Byakuren - Episode 5, Part 3
« Reply #403 on: May 30, 2018, 06:57:35 AM »
>Do we?

Re: Magical Lotus - Mahou Shoujou Byakuren - Episode 5, Part 3
« Reply #404 on: May 30, 2018, 06:12:16 PM »
>Do we?

>Not personally, but you do know of her. Her name is Remilia Scarlet, a professional wedding planner. She has a number of advertisements and billboards across the city. Evidently Aya has a job lined up with her. Assuming that job hasn't been completed already, you haven't been talking with Aya in several days now.
>You are about to relay your admittedly limited knowledge about the woman to Kiku, when Lily replies, She's a wedding planner, name's Remilia. Gotta be doin' well for herself, her ads are everywhere. Hey! she yells, the sound of someone having an idea. I could go with Flan! I want to talk to her, too.
>You do. Kiku asks suspiciously.
>Yeah! Couple friends of mine got engaged a little while ago. Remi's got the best rep for weddings in the city. I wanna see if I can get her to do theirs.
>On a private channel to you, she adds, Maybe talk to her about you and Rin-chan?

Re: Magical Lotus - Mahou Shoujou Byakuren - Episode 5, Part 3
« Reply #405 on: May 30, 2018, 07:57:04 PM »
>There's... there's really no way to respond to that except to mentally stutter a bunch
>D- don't you think you're being a little hasty?

Re: Magical Lotus - Mahou Shoujou Byakuren - Episode 5, Part 3
« Reply #406 on: May 30, 2018, 08:32:29 PM »
>There's... there's really no way to respond to that except to mentally stutter a bunch
>D- don't you think you're being a little hasty?

>Well there's also a 'sure', but the little blonde might indeed be getting a wee bit ahead of herself.
>Lily's answering laugh is something between a giggle and a cackle. Papa tells me that not a lot of grass grows under my wings! Don't think he used the phrase right, but I love it anyway. And you're really cute when you blush. she adds.

>Counting off the cards she has left, Flandre nods to herself. "And one for my sister. Good. Look, girls, I hate to just take off, but I really want to see my sister. I don't want her to worry."

Re: Magical Lotus - Mahou Shoujou Byakuren - Episode 5, Part 3
« Reply #407 on: May 30, 2018, 10:42:14 PM »
>On an open channel: That is a thought, Lily, if you wanted to try and accompany her. Be a... mollifying presence, if it comes to that. And at least alert us if any intervention is needed. I do think I should otherwise stay and attempt to communicate with Ice.

Re: Magical Lotus - Mahou Shoujou Byakuren - Episode 5, Part 3
« Reply #408 on: May 30, 2018, 11:17:41 PM »
>On an open channel: That is a thought, Lily, if you wanted to try and accompany her. Be a... mollifying presence, if it comes to that. And at least alert us if any intervention is needed. I do think I should otherwise stay and attempt to communicate with Ice.

>Do you really think you can handle an Avatar by yourself? Kiku asks her pointedly.
>You did say I was the 'defensive specialist', didn'ja? Lily replies with a smart little smile. Maybe I can't beat her, but I can keep her busy, and keep Remilia safe, until the rest of you get there. I mean, unless you think you'll need me here, boss?

Re: Magical Lotus - Mahou Shoujou Byakuren - Episode 5, Part 3
« Reply #409 on: May 30, 2018, 11:25:03 PM »
>I don't think so; I'm not anticipating any more fighting right now.

Re: Magical Lotus - Mahou Shoujou Byakuren - Episode 5, Part 3
« Reply #410 on: May 31, 2018, 12:39:50 AM »
>I don't think so; I'm not anticipating any more fighting right now.

>Good.

>"Do ya mind if I come with you?" Lily asks her aloud. Flandre's face shows confusion, so Lily explains, "I was hoping to talk business with her at some point. A couple of my friends got engaged about a week ago, and talk around town is nobody does weddings better than Remilia Scarlet." Lily's praise of her sister makes Flandre smile. "Oh, and don't worry, I can wait 'till after you've seen her to talk business. I guess this is the first time you've seen her in a while, you being on tour all the time."
>"And not in Yamato enough." the Avatar agrees. "Business keeps her busy, too. Yeah, sure, that'd be okay. She'd probably be mad if I shooed away one of her customers, anyway." Turning to you, she asks, "See you Saturday?"

Re: Magical Lotus - Mahou Shoujou Byakuren - Episode 5, Part 3
« Reply #411 on: May 31, 2018, 03:32:42 AM »
>Nod
>"I look forward to it."

Re: Magical Lotus - Mahou Shoujou Byakuren - Episode 5, Part 3
« Reply #412 on: May 31, 2018, 05:14:01 AM »
>Nod
>"I look forward to it."

>"Great!"
>"You might wanna do something about your voice, too, before your show." Lily advises the Avatar as the two of them walk off together.
>"Voice? ... Oh. Wow, when did that happen?" The two are still discussing the alterations becoming the Avatar has made to Flandre's voice when the take off into the sky. You do feel some concern for Lily, letting her go off alone with a potentially dangerous creature like the Avatar of Fire. But that concern is not great. She and Flandre appear to have hit it off well, Flandre is kindly disposed towards your group as a whole, and as has been said, she is very skilled at protective magic. If anything goes wrong, she can look after herself. She may be excessively energetic and a little flighty, but you have faith in Lily White.

>"You don't mind letting your Avatar run around town off the leash?" White Rose asks the Champion.
>"I will find her again. Or she will come to me. She has much to learn, and I have much to teach."

Re: Magical Lotus - Mahou Shoujou Byakuren - Episode 5, Part 3
« Reply #413 on: May 31, 2018, 05:59:51 AM »
>"And in the meantime, I believe I have a request to make to go and make. If you've nothing else to say right now?"
>Assuming no complaints, let's go walk over to Ice. ...and suggest our companions still keep an eye on things here.

Re: Magical Lotus - Mahou Shoujou Byakuren - Episode 5, Part 3
« Reply #414 on: May 31, 2018, 07:40:13 AM »
>"And in the meantime, I believe I have a request to make to go and make. If you've nothing else to say right now?"
>Assuming no complaints, let's go walk over to Ice. ...and suggest our companions still keep an eye on things here.

>"I am finished here." the Champion replies. With a smug look, the fox adds, "Good luck talking to Ice. You'll probably find it as challenging as your friends."
>The Champion walks alongside you as you head for the exit, with White Rose following rather close behind, keeping an even closer eye on the Champion. It is an interesting sensation, walking peaceably next to one of the biggest threats the world has known in the past several millennia. But the more interesting sensation is Fire's comment. The Champion appears to assume that you have no way of reliably communicating with its partner. It may not know that Ice, despite her apparent muteness, does possess a means of communication with you. What that means, you're not sure. Ice seems to be entirely subservient to Fire. Could she be keeping secrets from the being that appears to be her master? And if so, why?
>The Champion of Fire takes to the air once you step outside, and isn't long disappearing from sight. The tarmac is a different scene from before. Of the four soulless ones, only one of them remains in evidence. It is the young woman who wielded a trumpet before. With her soul restored and her body cleansed of the darkness that had been corrupting her, you can see her to be the lovely young woman she started as. You recognize her as Merlin Prismriver, a member of Flandre's band. She is conversing with Magical Poppy near the ruined hulk of the plane, and outwardly appears none the worse for wear from her experience.
>The Ice Champion is standing on the ground, the otherworldly avian creature seeming serene amidst the carnage, the striking beauty of its form marred only by the sadness you see in her eyes. Eyes that are looking your way. Haruka is nearby, examining two ugly looking hunks of black and purple crystal. The hunks of rock radiate evil. A third hunk is sitting in front of the Ice Champions' talon.

Re: Magical Lotus - Mahou Shoujou Byakuren - Episode 5, Part 3
« Reply #415 on: May 31, 2018, 07:48:45 AM »
>Can we identify anything about these rocks?

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« Reply #416 on: May 31, 2018, 07:51:35 AM »
>Can we identify anything about these rocks?

>The signature of their energy is virtually identical to that of Semitur's.

Re: Magical Lotus - Mahou Shoujou Byakuren - Episode 5, Part 3
« Reply #417 on: May 31, 2018, 08:38:40 AM »
>Just... leftover conjured crystal or something, as best we can figure? Nothing still doing active stuff or anything more significant?

Re: Magical Lotus - Mahou Shoujou Byakuren - Episode 5, Part 3
« Reply #418 on: May 31, 2018, 08:46:48 AM »
>Just... leftover conjured crystal or something, as best we can figure? Nothing still doing active stuff or anything more significant?

>They're certainly not active, and don't appear to be doing anything. They appear to be nothing more than leftover hunks of Semitur's evil energy.

Re: Magical Lotus - Mahou Shoujou Byakuren - Episode 5, Part 3
« Reply #419 on: May 31, 2018, 04:58:18 PM »
>Continue to approach
>"Leftovers from the battle, I assume?"