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Unread 12-23-2013, 02:10 PM   #11
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Renny stepped forward a bit more so as to make his presence known to the enigmatic being. He spoke without introducing himself.

"Nosferatu... For a while, I had some questions to ask about you. Although by now, I think I some of them have already been answered... but there is one series of related questions that I really need to be ask. Why us? Let's assume that we can take your willingness to help us for granted. Why are you motivated to help us in particular? What's so special about Myrie, PATCA or any one of us that you'd get involved in all the mess related to Faynoc and Adonova to do so, instead of remaining peacefully protected within the Corpsemire? Or are you the sort of person who'd aid anyone who asks for assistance? I do recall that you allowed a Shadolox to be taken by Adonova to be taken to Faynoc for his research. Something I think Faynoc couldn't do on his own due to the security around this place."


Renny was a little uncertain about the last statement given that Alucard was able to slip past the Republican Front's perimeter so easily. Was she secretly an infilitration genius as well, just full of sheer dumb luck, or was the security around the Corpsemire really full of holes?

"Although... something is odd about this. Why are you admitting responsibility for Myrie being turned into a Shadow pokebrid? I understand that you have an innate connection to all Shadow-types, so once Myrie became one, you were bonded to her. But that's after the point. It's not like you could have known that Myrie HAD kidnapped by Faynoc, or knew that Faynoc specifically intended to use the Shadowlox to experiment on Myrie as opposed to any of his other experiments or subjects. So it wouldn't have been your fault. Or has there been times when you been observing Faynoc or Myrie beforehand? Or Rulag?" Renny glanced in her direction.
"She HAS been seen outside of the Corpsemire. She was spotted at Millenium House and we fought her at the same time as Myrie too. Has you or Rulag ever been watched Faynoc or Myrie before that kidnapping incident? "

*Note that Jeanette will likely connect the dot that Rulag has been spying on Myrie since before the kidnapping so there is a special reason that Myrie was targetted. Renny would probably ask afterwards about whether there is something special about Myrie (pre-shadow surgery) that warranted this spying in the first place. Like her also being THE Ruin Commander. If anyone there knows about it.*

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Astral Harmony: "The first part was longer than this, but the net crapped itself and lost my post so you get the abridged version."

"Has Megumi really told you nothing?" Nosferatu asked Renny, gesturing towards Irene.
"I tell them," Irene said, poking her index fingers together. "It's just that some of them still might hold on to hope that after all this is over, peace will return to Honmyr."

Irene's shoulders slumped. "Defeat the Ruin Generals? Okay. Bring down Vladier Burkmont? Sure, we can do this. Resolve the dark mysteries behind the Rezonscape? It's on our list. But know that things will continue to get a lot worse before they can even begin to start getting better. PATCA may not be the largest force or the greatest funded or the best equipped, but each one of us is awesome, the very best of the very best of the very best. In the end, we're going to be the eye of the storm that will very well save the Pokemon World. Some of us like to imagine ourselves as heroes, and that's perfectly alright. But the day is going to come when we won't have a choice but to be heroes, to do things that no army possibly can. And in order to ensure the Pokemon World's safety, there are those of us, like myself and Nosferatu, who not only have to make tough decisions regarding our own futures which is bad enough, but we also find ourselves having to decide the fates of others before us. Understand that I would love nothing more than a peaceful Honmyr. Understand that if Nosferatu had any choice, then he and Myrie would never have even met. But desperate times are coming, for all of us, and desperate measures will need to be prepared, much in advance."
"In other words, Myrie becoming a Shadow Pokebrid wasn't just some coincidence," Rulag said, though she didn't sound happy as usual. "It took a lot of planning on my part to work with Team Rocket and Reynold Faynoc to get everything set in place so that not only did we have the opportunity to make Myrie into a Shadow Pokebrid, but that her becoming one would be as successful and safe as it could possibly be. Do you remember Ginnungagap? How it produced genetic copies of Jeanette Ricewood? While we cannot be certain that there's a connection between parent and child when it comes to how one can become successfully receptive of dangerous Pokemon DNA infusions, the fact that those copies were able to become legendary Pokebrids with relative ease gave us confidence that Myrie had the potential to become something great and not just another Asura."

"So you had something to do with this too, didn't you?" Jeanette faced Irene. "You know what? Fuck it. We're burning daylight out here so I'm going to be the one to end this. I am aware that my daughter is not going to be returned to normal today, so the two of us are going to leave. But Irene? We will be talking for a long time when you get back."
"I will be prepred for what is to come," Irene promised.
Jeanette's face saddened, then she forced herself to turn and walk away. Myrie hurried up to her and gently grabbed her hand as they left.
"I wish things could be different," Irene looked sad as well. "But the future to decide just what is required to alter fate is a power I have yet to grasp."
"So Irene, you played a part in Myrie becoming a Shadow Pokebrid, too?" Lucian asked.
Irene shook her head. "Though I will say that now that it's happened, I will do whatever is within my power to keep Myrie as she is and to see her potential as a warrior grow. I wish I didn't have to get children involved in the messy future that is to come, but unfortunately being a lucky lady will only carry success so far without heroes."
Ray stood with crossed arms, watching Irene. This was little that he didn't know, but the group's reactions interested him. This was just a hint of betrayal, betrayal for a good cause, yet it'd already cost Irene the trust ofa longtime friend and ally. He was torn between gratification and worry. Schadenfreude was never wise when it came to your close allies, and in a few years, he might be in Irene's place, but it was strangely gratifying to see her slip up just a little.

She distracted herself from her own self-deprecating thoughts by moving towards the large vortex in the soil. Nosferatu retracted all of his hooks and moved aside to allow Irene to peer within the gateway.
"Yodel-ey-hee-hoo!" Irene called down into the whirling void. Then she stood up and turned to Shizuka. "So, what? We just hop right on in?"
"I might also advise some kind of a prayer," Shizuka suggested without humor.
"Such wisdom could only have come from beings of another world," Irene noted sarcastically, then turned and hopped right in.
"I'll go ahead and make sure it's safe for us," Lucian volunteered and, after a couple of sharp breaths, sprinted and dove into the hole.
"C'mon, Renny, this will be so much fun!" Milsha said, then without waiting for him, the country gal readied her sword and hurled herself into the vortex.
One by one, as more of the agents volunteered, others found the courage to trust their fate to wherever the gateway would take them until none remained.

"Do you think they will be alright?" Nosferatu asked Rulag.
"Ain't our damn problem no more," Rulag lit a cigarette.

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Donovan ~ Maybell Farmstead

Donovan awoke in what appeared to be a really old and decrepit barn. Aside from the dim lanterns unevenly spaced throughout the place, it was very dark. Remembering something, Donovan switched on the night vision on his Inquiry Visor and found Calisto, awake and armed, pointing her rifle at one of the exits. Then she turned towards Donovan, aimed her rifle at him, and then breathed a sigh relief.

"Kiyomi and Twiloch are outside, having a look," Calisto reported. "Kiyomi believes we wound up in one of the Hungry World's Reality Shards, so they're searching for what Kiyomi calls a Sentinel."

A flash of lightning occurred that spooked Calisto and temporarily deactivated Donovan's night vision to protect his eyesight. The sniper searched frantically for something, anything that could have been an adversary. Donovan was certain that he saw human shadows in the lightning flash, but as his night vision function restored itself, he and Calisto were the only ones there. "I guess this Sentinel is something that can get us out of the Reality Shard and into the Hungry World proper. Otherwise, we're stuck here. So uhh... can you walk?"

Donovan felt as good as he was before he dove into the massive rip in dimensions, and Calisto helped him to his feet. "I'll be honest; this place has my hairs standing on end," Calisto said with a slightly quivering voice. This probably also explained why Calisto was staying very close to Donovan, enough for him to smell her fragrances of lingering body wash. "I've been seeing and hearing things that I don't think are mere tricks of the odd weather. Lightning flashes and heavy winds but no rain. I hope those two get back here soon."

Unfortunately, they didn't get back soon enough. The wind pushing up against the barn was causing the wood to creak, and apparently this was disturbing things that the two would rather have let rest. "Are they... ghosts?" Calisto whimpered.

In another flash of lightning, they saw it. Murdered corpses and blood stains on the walls and straw-covered dirt floor. And as the light regressed, the vision of terror vanished, but something new rose from the shadows to replace it.

BGM: Disturbed ~ Perfect Insanity
Donovan's Formation: [Donovan / Calisto (Enforcing)]
Enemy's Formation: [Crawling Man*] [Axed Horse*]
Battlefield Conditions: Very Dark (IV Night Vision is compensating)
Weather Conditions: Flying moves automatically gain STAB due to freak winds

Calisto readied her rifle. "I see so many of them, but it looks like only two of them are coming to kill us. I hope the others get back here soon!"

* Crawling Man [Humanoid/Ghost] ~ A man in rural attire (overalls, work boots) who rapidly crawls along the floor. The Visor identifies the apparition as a Ghost type and suggests that the wounds Donovan can see were inflicted mostly by a fireaxe and struggles. Regardless, Donovan can see one thing for certain; this fellow did not die painlessly.

* Axed Horse [Normal/Ghost] ~ May have been killed trying to protect its master or just from making noise that was alerting the humans, the horse died from severe wounds to the neck, head and flanks inflicted by a fireaxe.

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Hyacinth ~ Toy City

Hyacinth woke up to see Lucian's handsome and worried face in front of hers. His face filled with relief when he saw that she was coming to. "Oh good, you're alright as well. Can you stand? You don't look injured but you were unconscious for a few minutes after I awoke."

They were outside, and the numerous wrecked structures suggested that they had found themselves in a large city. "Tsubasa's having a look around and I think Melanie went to go find a restroom," Lucian explained. "The city was like this when we got here and I don't recognize the landmarks or anything so I guess this is from a different world than Pokemon World."
"Is Tsubasa back yet?" Melanie's voice came from around the corner of the nearest building as she returned. "I would think she'd know what this place is. I thought the Kimonos explored every Reality Shard that suddenly popped into the Hungry World?"
"She could just be looking for the Sentinel," Lucian looked thoughtful. "We're going to need to find it if we're going to escape from this place."

They heard a man's scream.

"What the fuck?" Melanie demanded.
"Melanie, please check and see if Hyacinth's completely okay," Lucian ordered politely. "I'm gonna go see what that was."
Lucian hurried off while Melanie had a look at Hyacinth. "Let's see... you're still very sexy. I guess that means you're okay."

Gee, thanks Melanie.

Then they heard Lucian swearing in rapid succession. He bolted out from around the corner and dove just as a stream of searing flames chased him down and sundered the very air he was occupying an instant ago. After a clumsy shoulder roll, Lucian sprinted back to the two women.
"What the fuck is that?!" Melanie asked him.
Lucian was panting. "Would... would you believe... a stuffed animal dog... with a flamethrower?"
"Are you shitting me?" Melanie said, then realized that Lucian was indeed not shitting them as they saw the thing for themselves.

BGM: Iced Earth ~ Dystopia
Hyacinth's Formation: [Melanie] [Hyacinth] [Lucian]
Enemy's Formation: [Huggiegrub*] [Hotdogger*]
Battlefield Conditions: Sorta Dark (working streetlights and night sky are compensating for lost accuracy). Ground is paved road and concrete that affects ground-based moves.
Weather Conditions: Clear

Lucian drew his Cerberus axe and Exodus shotgun. "I dunno what that fluffy bug grub thing can do, but that giant dog stuffed animal has an industrial flamethrower so be careful."

* Huggiegrub [Bug/Steel] ~ A cute but very large industrial construct that is covered to resemble a huggable caterpillar. The Inquiry Visor points out that it's more or less a steel framework underneath a bunch of industrial stuffing and machinery. Basically, it's a giant, old robot of some kind, but what kind of weirdo would build this damn thing?

* Hotdogger [Fire/Steel] ~ An adorable but gigantic industrial construct that looks like a stuffed animal dog. The mouth opens to spew chemical fire in a steady, flesh-eating stream of burning death. Like the Huggiegrub, it's an old robot made from construction materials and modern-day machinery that could only have been created by a complete wacko.

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Matthias ~ Assaulted Hive

Matthias woke up to find the others with him in some kind of... weird prison of sorts. The floor, walls, ceiling and prison bars weren't made of anything that would normally be used to make prisons. But one thing was for sure; it all smelled pretty damn good. It was dry and warm, but not in a good way. Matthias knew enough about fire to know that he in a place that was on fire.

Kirie used her massive sword to smash the prison bars into pieces. "I think I know this place, and we're not going to want to stay here long. Lloyd-san, can you use telekinesis to bring Sona-san with us?"

Aster and Alphonsine turned towards Matthias to discover that he had already recovered. "Actually, he's regained consciousness now," Aster said. Alphonsine walked over to Matthias and offered him a hand.
"Can you stand and walk?" Alphonsine asked Matthias gently. "We can't stay here. I think we're in a really bad spot."

The really bad spot they had found themselves in seemed to be some kind of enormous bug hive. There was a large cloud of dark smoke up near the ceiling. Matthias could see weird creatures moving around on many of the misshapen catwalks that circled the perimeter of the large room. "We should hurry and find the Sentinel," Kirie instructed. "It'll be our only ticket out of this place."
"What does it look like?" Alphonsine asked the angel.
"Large black jellyfish," Kirie responded quickly. "Looks clear. Let's go."

Unfortunately, they quickly discovered that in a place consumed by the chaos of large fires and some kind of ongoing invasion, no clear or safe location remained clear or safe for long at all.

BGM: Adrenaline ~ Nine Lashes
Matthias's Formation: [Aster] [Matthias / Alphonsine (Enforcing)] [Kirie]
Enemy's Formation: [Scythehead* A] [Scythetoe*] [Scythehead B]
Battlefield Conditions: Enemy morale seems to be low from some kind of invasion.
Weather Conditions: Uncomfortably warm and dry with noxious smoke in the air. You are not currently being affected by this.

"Cut through 'em and let's hustle," Kirie shouted, reading her blade for action while loosening her kimono. With her back exposed, Kirie was able to conjure and spread her white angelic wings "We have to escape before this whole damn place comes down on us!"

* Scythehead [Humanoid/Bug] ~ A human being that has been infected by some kind of parasitic bug monster and has hotwired the human body to suit its purposes. Four large scythe arms with jagged teeth protrude violently from the head and upper body and a good slash will probably remove half of your intestines if you're not careful.

* Scythetoe [Humanoid/Flying] ~ A human being that has been infected by some kind of parasitic bug monster and has hotwired the human body to suit its purposes. The feet have been turned into deadly raking insect claws and four wings have burst from the head and shoulders that somehow manage to keep this guy off of the ground.

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Pierce ~ Logic Break

Just what kind of fucked up world had Pierce found himself into this time?

Shizuka was holding him close to her breasts when he came to, and without a word, she helped him back onto his feet. "The gateway into the Hungry World was unstable. We've been separated from the others," she said, looking around. "Seems like we've wound up in Logic Break. It's this really fucked up place with really fucked up enemies."

Fuck.

Chizuru returned with Sophia in tow. "I couldn't find the Sentinel so it must be out of sight. We may have to fight our way through some of these things."
"Well, then," Shizuka said, nodding to Pierce. "Are you ready for battle? We'll need to find the Sentinel if we're going to get the hell out of this place. There's something at my castle that I really want to show you."

Now that Pierce's eyes were no longer full of Shizuka's ample bosom, he could take stock of the situation. 'Tetris Hell' was about the only way he could describe this messed up world. The path they walked hovered over a bottomless void of swirling and vibrant colors that surrounded them completely and the path was made of large, interconnected colored blocks. Pierce discovered quickly that the gravity of the area was relative to the sides of the blocks. A water fountain mounted on the 'wall' of a block floating in midair spewed water that fell sideways back onto itself.

"Logic Break is a name that Mika gave this place," Chizuru told Pierce. "It seems to have similar principles as the Hungry World itself, able to take chunks from other Reality Shards and mold it all into one giant mess. Just wait until you see the things that try to kill you here."

BGM: Powerman5000 ~ Show Me What You Got
Pierce's Formation: [Chizuru] [Pierce / Sophia (Enforcing)] [Shizuka]
Enemy's Formation: [Agony Split*] [Digest Hook*] [Explode Organ*]
Battlefield Conditions: Anomalous gravity fluctuations makes flying dangerous and unpredictable effects may occur.
Weather Conditions: Perfectly Fine. This place probably doesn't even have the ability to have weather.

"Let's clear our way through," Shizuka advised her friends. "No mercy. We need to find that Sentinel."

* Agony Split [Humanoid/Fairy] ~ A normal human man has a large gash wound that splits him almost completely from his left shoulder to his crotch. And then long, red, prehensile tentacles burst from the wound and somehow brandish a pump-action shotgun. This is an Agony Split, and it's a surprisingly accurate shooter.

* Digest Hook [Humanoid/Poison] ~ A normal human man has apparently had his lower torso ripped open. His intestines had been ripped almost completely free and a gruesome, rusty barbed hook has been attached to the severed end. This is a Digest Hook, and they can inflict grievous and infected wounds when they hurl that hook across your unprotected flesh.

* Explode Organ [Humanoid/Fire] ~ A normal human man is casually ripping out his bodily organs and hurling them at people he does not like similar to a baseball pitcher. These organs are overfilled with some kind of chemical gas that detonates violently upon impact. This is the Explode Organ, and they seem to be perfectly alright with their completely nonsensical lifestyle.

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Ray ~ Chaos Atelier?

When Ray awoke, Irene was giving him a lap pillow. But something was very off about Irene. She looked disturbed about something, but more than that, she also looked like she immediately shaved twenty-five years off of her body. And she was world-annihilatingly beautiful.

"Wakey wakey, fucker," Irene said, looking down at Ray's face. "Something's wrong and we can't stay here."
Irene helped Ray off of the floor as Pizza returned. Fujiko was with them as well, leaning against one of the walls of... wherever the hell they had found themselves, and seemed to be sleeping.
"There are some crazy-ass people going apeshit all over the place," Pizza said as she grabbed her Cutter Staff that was leaning against a different wall. "Okay, so do you want to explain this, Megu-san? All of it?"

"Yeah, I guess I'd better," Irene folded her arms. "The truth is, somehow we're inside the Chaos Atelier. This is a top secret research facility that was constructed using existing Heritage Site ruins that was itself built around the Rezonark. I don't know how we got here since the facility is completely locked down."
Fujiko opened her eyes. "I would expect that the Hungry World emulated the Chaos Atelier and created a Reality Shard based on it right here in the Hungry World."
"It's weird as hell, but I guess it's possible," Irene shrugged. "I mean, here we are. As for my age, this is how I really look. I've been using tricks and stuff to make myself look as old as my age is, but in reality I stopped aging at nineteen, when Vladier and I encountered something deep beneath the ground in Honmyr."

Ray was very certain that he knew exactly what Irene was referring to.

"Something about the Hungry World or maybe just this Reality Shard is fucking with my magic and I can't make myself look like a middle-aged woman anymore. If I can't get my looks back by the time we escape from here, I'd like it if you guys could make an excuse for me."
"Why're you hiding a body like that at all?" Pizza asked her. "You could turn any girl bicurious with curves like that."
Irene smiled. "Well, when you need to hide a secret, you need to hide the possibility that the secret exists. If people saw that I wasn't getting older, they would try to figure out why I wasn't getting older and the truth would eventually get out. Besides, I think Pierce is mostly into cougars and if he realizes that I'm younger than him..."
Irene kneeled down and picked up her swords. "Besides, my daughter would probably need therapy too. I mean, what would you think if your mother was younger than you? The sacrifices I make for this world, eh?"

Suddenly, there was quick movement and they were under attack.

BGM: Skillet ~ Monster
Ray's Formation: [Fujiko] [Ray / Pizza (Enforcing)] [Irene]
Enemy's Formation: [Lost One* A] [Madmaiden*] [Lost One B]
Battlefield Conditions: Solid floors, walls, and ceilings in a relatively small area makes flying, digging, changing the weather, and other related effects impossible. The Rezonscape's influence is very strong here, increasing Rage generation to 6 per Upkeep Phase.
Weather Conditions: It's a completely clear and sterile environment.

"I can feel that the Rezonscape is very strong here," Irene said, both swords at the ready. "I think even the Rezonark was emulated into this Reality Shard. We have to find that Sentinel, fast!"

* Lost One [Humanoid/Ruin] ~ A man who has gone completely insane from prolonged high-level Rezonance exposure, turning him into a violent killer who can no longer feel mercy, fear, or pain. They fight like a demon possessed, attacking with their boney fingers and limbs, and don't go down like most people.

* Madmaiden [Humanoid/Ruin] ~ A woman who has gone completely insane from prolonged high-level Rezonance exposure, turning her into a violent psychopath with relentless fury and ear-piercing screams of unfathomable anguish. Expect her to be the typical status effect bitch.

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Renny ~ Maven Manor

It was the sound of a ticking grandfather clock that pulled Renny out of his slumber. Were they in the Hungry World now? Milsha was standing near him, and was really happy to see Renny finally come to. "Oh, praise the legendaries that you woke up," Milsha said, though she was speaking very quietly for someone who was so relieved to see him.

Something must be up.

Renny found that he, Milsha, Nyoka, and Bianca had become separated from everyone else and wound up here, in what appeared to be the main lobby of a huge mansion.
"Renny, thank goodness you're alright," Bianca sounded like she had just remembered how to breathe again. Maybe she was relieved because now they had a man with them? "Miss Nyoka thinks we fell out of the gateway prematurely and ended up in a Reality Shard called Maven Manor. She said it's a horrible place and we should definitely try to escape from here. I hope we can get out of here soon. I've been hearing some really scary noises. I don't think we're alone here."

"Calm down, nya," Nyoka said. "But the situation is very serious, nya. Trying to find the Sentinel in this place is going to be very difficult, nya. Still, we should be able to do it without much trouble if we just keep quiet, nya."

The power suddenly went out. Bianca screamed and Renny once against found his face pressed into a comfortable, warm little piece of heaven. "Quiet, nya! They'll hear us, nya!"
Now Renny could hear the noises. Something knew that the mansion had unexpected visitors.
"I found the circuit breaker," Milsha's quiet voice carried well in the dark. "I'll turn back on the lights."

She did. And then she freaked and grabbed her TekSaber in a flash. "Renny, up there!"
Renny looked... and then froze as his mind tried to process just what he was seeing. Bianca and Nyoka stepped back as the... thing hurled itself from the floor above and tried to stab Renny with its claws. Milsha was suddenly in the way and swung her blade in a wild arc that collided with the target and sent... her... flying back into a nearly wall. As the thing that once had been a woman peeled herself from the damaged wall, two more creatures entered the room by smashing down the doors and joining her.

BGM: Egypt Central ~ White Rabbit
Renny's Formation 1: [Renny / Milsha (Enforcing)]
Renny's Formation 2: [Bianca (Scout)] [Nyoka (Destroyer)]
Enemy's Formation: [Banshee*] [Sphinx*] [Mermaid*]
Battlefield Conditions: Nothing out of the ordinary, just waxed tile floors and carpet with solid wood furnishings and walls.
Weather Conditions: The room is large enough to permit some weather influences.

"Professor Juniper sent me this revolutionary new Uberdex shortly before this mission," Bianca said while managing to choke back down her breakfast. "With this, I should be able to scan details even out of these poor women."

* Banshee [Humanoid/Normal] ~ This unfortunate woman had once been a normal girl, but due to her commiting some kind of vile act against her lover, she was spirited away to this place in her sleep where she was found, captured, tortured, and crudely reconstructed as a horrible abomination of bruished flesh, severed limbs, medievil implements, steel and iron braces, and leather bondage gear. Some kind of technology built into her mutilated throat allows her to produce and project powerful sonic blasts with deadly accuracy.

* Sphinx [Humanoid/Steel] ~ This unfortunate woman had once been a normal girl, but due to her commiting some kind of vile act against her lover, she was spirited away to this place in her sleep where she was found, captured, tortured, and crudely reconstructed as a horrible abomination of bruised flesh, severed limbs, medievil implements, steel and iron braces, and leather bondage gear. Her forearms have been brutally cleaved off and replaced with sharp and rusty bladed killing tools. She is surprisingly efficient at using these new appendages to introduce others to suffering comparable to her own.

* Mermaid [Humanoid/Water] ~ This unfortunate woman had once been a normal girl, but due to her commiting some kind of vile act against her lover, she was spirited away to this place in her sleep where she was found, captured, tortured, and crudely reconstructed as a horrible abomination of bruised flesh, severed limbs, medievil implements, steel and iron braces, and leather bondage gear. Her legs have been sliced clean off and replaced with a long steel apparatus that, combined with machinery that has replaced her entire digestive tract, allows her to spew powerful water blasts over surprising distances.

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Astral Harmony: "Rage works in the Hungry World due to the Chaos Atelier being emulated into a Reality Shard, so you have access to all that stuff. Your formations can be altered however you like within the character's specialties. And many apologies if you would rather have someone else's Reality Shard, 'cause you ain't gettin' it. I tried to make them all interesting and unique and I hope I got the desired effects out of them."

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Donovan just pondered on Nosferatu's answers for the rest of the time before they entered the Hungry World. The possibility that he had a chroma fragment inside of him was a very real possibility, and something he didn't want to dwell on too long as he'd risk losing himself in self-fear.

When he woke up in the Reality Shard, it was disorienting and it shook him up more than he expected. He was always used to supernatural bullshit happening, but this permeated the whole environment, and wasn't something that he could manage or potentially kill into submission. When the ghosts appeared Donovan carefully walked up to them while signaling to Calisto over the Inquiry Visor, "Stay back and don't shoot yet, I don't want to get the attention of the rest of them." As Calisto fell back to a better position Donovan walked up to the Crawling Man and began . . . curbstomping it. Flames burst from each stomp so that it would actually do damage but Donovan was disturbingly casual about it, not even blinking as he brought down his calm judgement upon it.

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Stats- Donovan (Main): HP 144 / Atk 15 / Def 5 / SpAtk 14 / SpDef 5 / Spd 13
(Blaziken Form): Fighting Pokebrid Action on self (+1 crit) (Hence he crits 12.5% of the time), Blaze Kick on the Crawling Man three times (two if moving Calisto out of enforcer position loses the bonus AP) (25% crit rate and 10% chance to cause a burn)
Attack Breakdown: 9 POW base, +15 from Atk, +50% STAB, +120% super effective plus expert belt.
Active Abilities: Speed Boost and Blaze, and every 2 stages of speed bonus give Donovan 1 extra stage of evasion.
Current Equipment:
Held Items: Expert Belt, Divine Blessing
Armor: Rock (Atk loss immunity), Flying (I forget what Immunity), Electric (Paralyze Immunity)
Weapons: Dragon, Psychic, Fairy Cannon
Consumables: Max Revive x3, Stimpack, Grappling Cannon, Full Restore
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Unread 12-27-2013, 03:25 AM   #14
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Renny looked dumbfounded at the response, noting the change in address that Nosferatu gave Irene, err Megumi... In some personal fashion, he felt betrayed. While he wasn't very particularly close to Myrie, he really sympathized with her situation and he wondered about how many more private conspiracies were involved and who might be the next to have their lives changed from the hands of someone from higher up.

"...But the power to decide just what is required to alter fate is a power I have yet to grasp."

"... Is she perhaps speaking about the Catseye Gem?"

That said, there was little time to spare as the groups started converging into the wormhole, Renny following fairly soon after Milsha. The sooner the mission was over, the sooner these issues could be addressed.

*After portal-jump*

He awoke from his stupor with the girls over him in concern as they voiced their thankfulness and concerns. Renny felt embarrassed that he was rendered unconscious at all. For all he know, he could have been discovered by someone else hostile during the time they were separated.

Then the lights went out and his vision was darkened again by his eyes being blocked by Bianca's flesh as she instinctively cradled him tightly in her chest in fright. He however pulled himself out of her grip, getting a combat stance ready as he waited for Milsha to turn on the lights. As the lights turned on again, a monster plunged from the ceiling with penetrating aim that was forcefully redirected by Milsha's powerful bash of her blade.

"Ugggh, that's horrible! I can't begin to imagine a world where something like this is possibly normal!"


His horrified expression had a profound sense of pity and regret, but their immediate aggressive ambush made it pretty clear there was little hope for anything resembling a peaceful resolution.

"Let's deal with this quickly. I'd really not want to look at... this any more than I need to.

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Battle Plan


Priority:
- Togekiss is sent out. It gains Reflect and LightScreen for the turn it comes out.
- Psychic Pokebrid Action activated on Mermaid, attempting to confuse it.
- Trainer Action Steadfast Expertise activated: Togekiss is immune to status changes and debuffs for the turn.

Bianca:
- Scan Statistics: 1E, 4 AP, displays HP, X-Stat, Spd, AP & RP
- Scan Potential: 1E, 4 AP, displays attacks/moves, Ability/ies, and Signature Techniques
- Scan Vulnerabilities: 1E, 4 AP, displays all Types, Attributes, and Type & Affliction Resist/Vulnerability/Immunity.
(All of the above cast on Mermaid)

Nyoka:
- Nyoka Shoryuken! ~ 20 RP, 20 Phys/Fighting, Eject Tx3 on Banshee. Super Effective.

Renny:
- ICT Flame Charge Once on Sphinx (Same as normal Flame Charge but with 18 base power instead). 8 AP spent. Renny's Speed Stage goes up 1 (extra +3 Speed). Quad Effective!
- Togekiss (Renny): Uses Follow Me, causing attacks to be redirected to itself (as opposed to Renny). 4 AP spent.

STATS

Ability: Steadfast (Increase speed by 1 stage when flinched.)
Held Items: Metronome
Armor: Normal, Ghost, Water, Electric. (Immunity to death, sleep and paralysis effects)
Carried Items: 2 Rage Rocket, 4 Max Revive.

HP: (10) (160 hitpoints)
Attack: (13)
Defense: (9)
Special Attack: (5)
Special Defense: (9)
Speed: (12) *15 after Flame Charge*

Togekiss: HP: (9) (72 hitpoints)
Atk: (5)
Def: (9)
Sp A: (13)
Sp D: (11)
Spd: (9)

Nyoka: (Atk 50 / SpAtk 50 / Spd 35)

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Unread 01-19-2014, 12:59 AM   #15
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Hyacinth simply looked up at Lucian, everything coming back to her field of vision.

"Oh good, you're alright as well. Can you stand? You don't look injured but you were unconscious for a few minutes after I awoke."

"... n-no. Of course not, I don't get injured. I was sleeping and was expecting you to wake me up a little sooner once we got here."

Hyacinth didn't fully believe that, but she didn't need to convince 'herself' of it. The fact that she needed to spread her wings and get an updraft to stop from stumbling down didn't help either, but soon she was standing as confident and primed for battle as ever.

"Tsubasa's having a look around and I think Melanie went to go find a restroom," Lucian explained. "The city was like this when we got here and I don't recognize the landmarks or anything so I guess this is from a different world than Pokemon World."
"Like what?" Hyacinth mocked a little bit, tilting her head knowingly. She knew this was quite a different look from normal human cities.
"Is Tsubasa back yet?" Melanie's voice came from around the corner of the nearest building as she returned. "I would think she'd know what this place is. I thought the Kimonos explored every Reality Shard that suddenly popped into the Hungry World?"

"She could just be looking for the Sentinel," Lucian looked thoughtful. "We're going to need to find it if we're going to escape from this place."
"But in any case I agree, she's probably looking for the sentinel. I-"

Suddenly they were cut off by a scream that Lucian quickly ran off to. Surprising since we thought he only ran after girls that way. Who knew.
Which left Hyacinth with Melanie, who was giving a checkup. She was about to say something about how she'd be just fine when Melanie spoke.

"Let's see... you're still very sexy. I guess that means you're okay."

AB Narrator: Gee, thanks Melanie.
Hyacinth: "Gee, thanks Melanie."

Hyacinth gave a laugh and rolled her eyes as she looked to the side as Lucian came running back. He was in shock and alarmed, but the reason wasn't as compelling for Hyacinth as it was for Melanie.
"I... guys I don't see what the issue is. 's just a fire pokemon ain't it? We've got houndooms and growlithes and whatever that new one is. So what are you..."
The pokemon turned the corner and Hya saw for herself. "... oh. You're big, aren'tcha? Well, let's see what you've got."

Internally Hya's mind went into high gear. ~Okay Steel bug and steel fire. Steel bug has quad fire, allies take care of that. Steel fire is weak to water, surfin time. In the bag, unless they have some trick or reinforcements.~

"Alright, you two light the bug up somehow. Fire, all that jazz. The horndog's mine."

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Priority: Hyacinth: Flying pokebrid Action +1 Atk, Melanie Fire Pokebrid Action +1 Sp Atk
Hyacinth: Shellsmash-Shellsmash-Razor Shell
Base 12, Stat Buffs 15, Base Power 8, Total 35 Damage before defense, Primary Target Hotdogger, 100% -1 Def stage (after se)
Lucian: Ampharos Reflect, Ampharos and Simisear out on the field.
Melanie: X Sp Atk herself twice for 4 AP, Heat Wave for 6 AP, conserve 2 AP for next turn.
Base Sp Atk 12, Stat buffs 9, Base Power 10, Total 31 Damage before defense, Primary Target Huggiegrub, Area of Effect, 40% burn (after quad se)

Teamwide Defensive Effects
Lucian 50% chance to shield 100% of damage for female members
Melanie 20% A-party heal when a party member is hit.
Reflect - Reduces all Physical Damage taken by party by 50%
Hyacinth Specific Defensive Effects
Armors: Normal, Dragon, Ice, Electric, Ghost, Poison
Accessories
Divine Blessing ~ Passive Accessory. Negates the highest damaging attack received.
Holy Guard ~ Passive Accessory. 50% Dam Guard -50%.
Multiscale ~ Reduces damage by 50% while at full hp

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Many thoughts muddled Pierce's mind after he lost consciousness. Jumping into swirling vortexes, apparently, promoted introspection. Irene's betrayal, Jeanette's feelings, Vladier Burkmont, Nosferatu all competed for his subconscious' attention.

Before he could drive himself crazy, he was shaken back to the land of the living by the soft feeling of Shizuka's breasts. Even before his senses fully caught up and realized he was awake, he could tell it was Shizuka's breasts. Pierce had gotten pretty good at telling his girlfriends' respective busts apart.

With a groan, Pierce stood up with Shizuka's help, blinking rapidly as he regained his balance. "Right..." He looked around, finding Chizuru and Sophia approaching them. "It's just us? Everyone in one piece at least?" He asked, looking the women over to make sure.

Then, he took a good look around. Logic Break was a pretty good name for this place. And apparently today it had decided to be Tetris Hell. "Great. Who the hell comes up with this stuff? What kind of crazy-ass god thinks this up?" Pierce asked aloud to no one in particular. "And what's a Sentinel anyway?" This question actually was directed at Shizuka and Chizuru.

He then noticed Sophia also looking around, an expression of amazement on her face. "You okay there?"

"Oh!" The scientist snapped out of her reverie, looking down meekly instead. "Y-yes. I was just wondering, how does this Reality Shard? What rules govern it? It's just- it- it's all very fascinating." She replied bashfully.

"It is, but let's focus on getting out of here first. We can figure out how it all works once we regroup and you can ask some of the Kimonos, like Mika." Pierce suggested, turning instead to the enemies barring their path ahead.

"First, these guys. Are they even alive?" He mused. "Well, whatever they are, focus on the Digest Hook first, before it can infect us with anything. Shizuka, soften up the Explode Organ for us." He suggested, as he released Metagross. "Do either of you know this Reality Shard, by the way? Specifically any ways the environment can be manipulated in a fight?" He asked the two Kimonos as he spared a glance to take stock of their surroundings.

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Battle Plan

Pierce
- Synapse Disruptor on Digest Hook, 18 Power Spec/Psychic, 50% Confusion, 80% accuracy. 8 AP spent. Quad effective, and x2.0 STAB.
- (Metagross) Zen Headbutt on Digest Hook, 8 Power Phys/Psychic, 20% Flinch, 90% accuracy. 4 AP spent. Quad effective, x1.5 STAB, +20% Expert Belt.

Shizuka
- Strange Bite on Explode Organ, 18 Power Phys/Poison, 80% accuracy. 8 AP spent, Super effective and x2.0 STAB.

Chizuru
- Dust Dervish on Explode Organ, 18 Power Phys/Ground, 80% accuracy. 8 AP spent, Super effective and x2.0 STAB.
- X Attack on Pierce and Chizuru. 2 AP spent.
- X Attack on Shizuka and Pierce. 2 AP spent.

StatsPierce:
Stats: HP 160 / Atk 12 / Def 8 / SpAtk 11 / SpDef 8 / Spd 12
Weapons: Normal, Dragon, Psychic, Ice
Armor: Normal, Fire, Psychic, Poison (Immunity to Burn, Confuse and Poison)
Carried Items: 2x Full Restore, 2x Rage Rocket, 2x Max Revive
Accessories: Stamina Boost (Activation, Double Attack), Exponential Fury (Passive, +1 Rage per upkeep)

Metagross:
Ability: Clear Body
Stats: HP 64 / Atk 14 / Def 13 / SpAtk 9 / SpDef 9 / Spd 7
Held Item: Expert Belt

Shizuka:
Stats: HP 160 / Atk 11 / Def 14 / SpAtk 7 / SpDef 7 / Spd 11
Defs...
1. Resists ~ Dark, Fighting, Grass, Ground, Poison, Shadow
2. Weaknesses ~ Dragon, Flying, Ice, Psychic, Rock, Steel
3. Protections ~ Ghost, Ruin
4. Immunities ~ Burn, Deathclock, Deathlock, Enflamed, Enshroud, Madness, Overkill, Plasma Burn

Chizuru:
Stats: HP 160 / Atk 8 / Def 15 / SpAtk 5 / SpDef 15 / Spd 7
Defs...
1. Resists ~ Bug, Fire, Poison, Rock, Shadow
2. Weaknesses ~ Dragon, Flying, Ice, Steel
3. Bane ~ Psychic
4. Protections ~ Dark, Ghost, Ruin
5. Immunities ~ Burn, Deathclock, Deathlock, Domination, Enflamed, Enshroud, Madness, Overkill, Plasma Burn
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It was frankly a credit to Ray that he managed to spare a glance for the abominations approaching them. He was no stranger to a pretty face, but something about Irene just drew his gaze again and again. Maybe it was just the disparity between her usual appearance and her sudden youth. Maybe it was the strange sparkle in her eyes, the sheen on her skin, that belied that this was how she was really supposed to look. Or maybe it was the fact that she was actually really hot right now, even in the Atelier's shitty lighting. Ray realized it must be obvious that he was staring and tore himself away, stepping back and drawing his weapons in one swift motion. Macca was held loosely in one hand, a lighter version of the standard-issue psychic blaster in the other. The creatures' minds were so frayed, it was probably their greatest vulnerability.

He glanced briefly at Fujiko. He hardly knew her, but he certainly welcomed her presence. She'd invited him, after all. "Glad you managed to meet us. Mind staying in human form for now? You and Pizza can keep the one on the right off our backs. Irene, let's kill the other two."

He recieved mute nods in response and allowed himself a small smile as he jabbed a stimpack needle into his leg. The adrenaline was good, and combat was better at he leapt at the Maiden, chaining sword slashes with psychic blasts to burn it down. He could feel the Rezonark's influence pulsing through him, and while he relished the power, it came with a strange twinge, a strange tugging at his mind. "You're right." He panted to Irene in between attacks. "The sooner we're outta here the better. We can just say you fell into a fountain of youth. Or Fujiko put a glamor on you."


Stats
Ray stats: +3 Acc, +5 crit, +6 Eva, 160/18/18/14/14/16
Pizza: Umbral Spell 14+24= 38, IgDef, SE, 114
Fujiko: Shadow Star: 37, SE, Second attack at same target
Irene: 2x Baneblade: 42, SE
Ray: 12 + 6 + 24= 42 BP, x6, IgDef, 252 damage, 100% confusion.


PlanRay: Stimpack on self, Psychic blaster on Screamer (252 damage, special, 100% confusion IgDef), Psychic blaster on Lost One A (252 damage, special, 100% confusion)
Irene: Baneblade (42, physical, SE) on Screamer, Baneblade (42, physical, SE) on Lost One A, redirect excess attacks to Lost One B
Fujiko: Shadow Star on Lost One B (37, SE), Astral attack on same target (19, astral)
Pizza: Umbral Spell on Lost One B (114 Damage, IgDef)


Ray's EquipmentWeapons:
Psy blaster (Shinobi), HV rifle, Ice blaster (Shinobi), Normal revolver (non-shinobi)

Armor:
Psychic armor (Shinobi), Dark armor (Shinobi), Bug armor (Shinobi), Normal Armor (non-shinobi)

Accessories:
Divine Blessing, Stim pack

Items:
2x Max Revive, 3x full restore, 1x Acid Egg (3 charges)
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Donovan / Calisto / Kiyomi / Twiloch

- AH Note: "Since Donovan didn't have Calisto attack, I allowed him to use 3 Blaze Kicks and have her disband right after. I figured that's what Aldurin would have wanted."

Order Phase
Donovan's Vanguard Formation: [Donovan]
Donovan's Sniper Formation: [Calisto]
Enemy's Formation: [Crawling Man] [Axed Horse]
Battlefield Conditions: Very Dark (IV Night Vision is compensating)
Weather Conditions: Flying moves automatically gain STAB due to freak winds
- Axed Horse [Normal / Ghost] ~ Statistics Unknown
- Donovan [Blaziken / Fire / Fighting] ~ HP 122-144 / Atk 15 / Def 5 / SpAtk 14 / SpDef 5 / Spd 13 / Crt 15% / AP 12-24 / RP 14-20 / Exh 30%
- Calisto [Humanoid / Ghost] ~ HP 160-160 / Atk 13 / Def 11 / SpAtk 6 / SpDef 10 / Spd / AP 12-24 / RP 14-20
- Crawling Man [Humanoid / Ghost] ~ Statistics Unknown

Preparation Phase
- Donovan [Priority / Pokebrid Action / Fighting / Self]: Donovan's Crt Stage has been boosted (+1 Crt).

Action Phase
- Axed Horse [Attack / Hoof Rush / Donovan]: Axed Horse's attack misses Donovan.
- Donovan [Attack / Blaze Kick (x3) / Crawling Man]: STAB x SE x 1 Crt -> Donovan deals 133 damage to Crawling Man. Donovan's Exhaustion is increasing...
- Crawling Man [Attack / Ghast Swipe / Donovan]: Crawling Man deals 22 damage to Donovan.

"Woof. Nice show, Donovan," Calisto marveled at Donovan's casual way of dealing with pesky undead things. "I'm sure glad you're with me, but I think we're going to be at this a little while without the others."

Donovan instinctively had to agree. He couldn't tell exactly how badly he had exorcised the disembodied spirit, namely because its whole body continued to shift and become distorted, but it was clear that quite an epic assbeating was in order. At least the other spirits remained out of the fight and seemed quite content to suffer their agonies in silence.

Upkeep Phase
- Rage Generation: Donovan's Rage = 14. Calisto's Rage = 14.
- Battle Wear: Donovan's exhaustion cannot recover on turns where he has overacted.

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Hyacinth / Lucian / Melanie / Tsubasa

Order Phase
Hyacinth's Vanguard Formation: [Melanie] [Hyacinth] [Ampharos] [Lucian] [Simisear]
Enemy's Formation: [Huggiegrub] [Hotdogger]
Battlefield Conditions: Ground is paved road and concrete that affects ground-based moves.
Weather Conditions: Burning cinders fill the sky and increase the heat in the air. Treat just like Sunny Day. Just... y'know... during the hours of darkness.
Observations: Lucian has observed that as the enemies take considerable damage, pieces of their solid steel bodies will likely fall off and, given their towering heights, could possibly land in Hyacinth's formation.
- Hyacinth [Cloyster / Water / Ice] ~ HP 80-80 / Atk 12-27 Lv+5 / Def 18-12 Lv-2 / SpAtk 12-24 Lv+4 / SpDef 10-4 Lv-2 / Spd 17-29 +4 / AP 12-24 / Rg 14-20
- Hotdogger [Fire / Steel] ~ Statistics Unknown
- Huggiegrub [Bug / Steel] ~ Statistics Unknown
- Lucian [Humanoid / Dark] ~ HP 102-160 / Atk 13 / Def 11 / SpAtk 9 / SpDef 8 / Spd 9 / AP 14-36 / Rg 14-20 / Burn / OutDam x.5
- Melanie [Magcargo / Fire / Rock] ~ HP 127-128 / Atk 7 / Def 12 / SpAtk 20-11 Lv+3 / SpDef 9 / Spd 6 / AP 14-24 / Rg 14-20

Preparation Phase
- Hyacinth [Pokebrid Action / Flying / Self]: Hyacinth's Atk Stage has been boosted (+1 Atk).
- Melanie [Pokebrid Action / Fire / Self]: Melanie's SpAtk Stage has been boosted (+1 SpAtk).
- Hyacinth [Shell Smash x2 / Self]: Hyacinth's statistics have been altered drastically (+4 Atk, +4 SpAtk, +4 Spd, -2 Def, -2 SpDef).
- Ampharous (Lucian) [Reflect / Hyacinth-Lucian-Melanie]: The team is receiving some protection from physical attacks.
- Melanie [Item / X SpAtk x2 / Self]: Melanie's SpAtk has skyrocketed (+2 SpAtk).

Action Phase
- Hyacinth [Attack / Razor Shell / Hotdogger]: SE damage with STAB. Hyacinth deals 64 damage. Hotdogger's Def has decreased (-1 Def).

Sure, the Hotdogger was a large construct of steel. Sure, this was a hellish nightmare world. But holy fuckwaffles, this thing could take a hit!

- Hotdogger [Attack / Burning Blast / Lucian]: Hotdogger deals 48 damage to Lucian. Lucian has been burned.
- Melanie [CharSkill / Flash Triage / Lucian]: Lucian recovers 10 health.
- Huggiegrub [Attack / Rolipoli / Hyacinth-Melanie]: Lucian protects Hyacinth. Huggiegrub deals 1 damage to Melanie.
- Melanie [Attack / Heat Wave / Huggiegrub-Hotdogger]: STAB x UE x 1 Crt -> Melanie deals 156 damage to Huggiegrub. STAB -> Melanie deals 26 damage to Hotdogger. Huggiegrub has been burned.

Upkeep Phase
- Rage Generation: Hyacinth's Rage = 14. Lucian's Rage = 14. Melanie's Rage = 14.
- Battle Wear: Lucian takes 20 damage (Burn). Huggiegrub takes 112 damage (Burn).
- Weather: Cinders begin to fill the sky.

Lucian covered his mouth to breathe in the heating air. "You certainly have a way of lighting up the party," he coughed, addressing Melanie. "With the surrounding air this hot, this is just like Sunny Day. Be careful though: these things are towering above us, and if we deal too much damage-"

Hyacinth understood all too well. If those steel constructs suffered too much damage, further assaults would cause the steel that made up their bodies to start falling down. A shower of scorching hot steel? Sounds like fun.

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Pierce / Chizuru / Shizuka / Sophia

AH Note: "If an enemy obviously cannot be hit when a unit targets it, the unit will not attack and spare using the AP that would otherwise have been spent. Pokemon are intelligent, y'alls."

Order Phase
Pierce's Vanguard Formation: [Chizuru] [Metagross] [Pierce / Sophia (Enforcing)] [Shizuka]
Enemy's Formation: [Agony Split] [Digest Hook (Eject)] [Explode Organ]
Battlefield Conditions: Anomalous gravity fluctuations makes flying dangerous and unpredictable effects may occur.
Weather Conditions: It might start raining next turn.
- Explode Organ [Humanoid/Fire] ~ (Stats Unknown)
- Agony Split [Humanoid/Fairy] ~ (Stats Unknown)
- Pierce ~ HP 123-160 / Atk 18-12 Lv+2 / Def 8 / SpAtk 11 / SpDef 8 / Spd 12 / Acc Lv-1 / AP 16-24 / RP 14-20
- Shizuka [Demonic/Bug] ~ HP 160-160 / Atk 14-11 Lv+1 / Def 14 / SpAtk 7 / SpDef 7 / Spd 11 / AP 28-36 / RP 14-20
- Digest Hook [Humanoid/Poison] ~ (Stats Unknown)
- Chizuru [Demonic/Fighting] ~ HP 160-160 / Atk 11-8 Lv+1 / Def 15 / SpAtk 5 / SpDef 15 / Spd 7 / AP 12-24 / RP 14-20
- Metagross [Pierce/Steel/Psychic] ~ HP 55-64 / Atk 14 / Def 13 / SpAtk 9 / SpDef 9 / Spd 7

Preparation Phase
- Chizuru [Item / X Atk x2 / Pierce x2-Shizuka-Chizuru]: Pierce's Atk has skyrocketed (+2 Atk). Shizuka's Atk has increased (+1 Atk). Chizuru's Atk has increased (+1 Atk).

Action Phase
- Explode Organ [Attack / Incend-o-liver / Pierce]: Explode Organ deals 15 damage to Pierce. Pierce's Acc has been reduced (-1 Acc).
- Agony Split [Attack / Shotgun Blast / Pierce-Metagross]: Agony Split deals 22 damage to Pierce and 9 damage to Metagross.
- Pierce [Attack / Synapse Disruptor / Digest Hook]: QE + DSTAB + Crt! Pierce deals 248 damage to Digest Hook.

Pierce had to note that these enemies got weirder and weirder the more he interacted with them. For example, not only were they just hideous and strange, they made bizarre, even humorous sounds when struck. Honking, squeeking and even farting sounds were emitted by their bodies when they were assaulted.

- Shizuka [Attack / Strange Bite / Explode Organ]: SE + DSTAB! Shizuka deals 88 damage to Explode Organ.

Once again, Shizuka was polite to keep her body positioned so that people couldn't see her face when she opened her mouth and exposed the hidden spider mandibles that were used in the bite attack.

- Digest Hook [Attack / Hook Slide / ??????]: Digest Hook's hook is sent skyward and yanks it from the battlefield.
- Chizuru [Attack / Dust Dervish / Explode Organ]: SE + DSTAB! Chizuru deals 76 damage to Explode Organ. Explode Organ's Acc has been reduced (-1 Acc).
- Metagross [Attack / Zen Headbutt / Digest Hook]: Digest Hook is no longer on the battlefield. Metagross doesn't use Zen Headbutt.

The sounds of rumbling thunder filled the "sky". One has to wonder just what kind of rain falls in a fucked up place like this.

Upkeep Phase
- Rage Generation: Pierce's Rage = 14. Shizuka's Rage = 14. Chizuru's Rage = 14.
- Weather: It looks like it's going to rain...

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Ray / Fujiko / Irene / Pizza

- AH's Notes: "There's still no way I can be sure that these numbers are right. By the way, unless you know the proper statistics for the enemy, then you won't be able to tell how much damage you're doing to them or the factors that go into how much damage they're doing to you."

Order Phase
Ray's Vanguard Formation: [Fujiko] [Ray / Pizza (Enforcing)] [Irene]
Enemy's Formation: [Lost One A] [Madmaiden] [Lost One B]
Battlefield Conditions: Solid floors, walls, and ceilings in a relatively small area makes flying, digging, changing the weather, and other related effects impossible. The Rezonscape's influence is very strong here, increasing Rage generation to 6 per Upkeep Phase.
Weather Conditions: It's a completely clear and sterile environment.
- Ray ~ HP 160~160 / Atk 24-12 Lv+4 / Def 14-8 Lv+2 / SpAtk 18-12 Lv+2 / SpDef 14-8 Lv+2 / Spd 16-10 Lv+2 / Acc 100% Lv+2 / Crit 95% / Eva 25% / AP 24-48 (Married & Enforced) / RP 16-20 / ArkP 40-100
- Madmaiden [Humanoid/Ruin] ~ (Stats Unknown)
- Pizza [Ruin/Psychic] ~ HP 160-160 / Atk 11 / Def 10 / SpAtk 11 / SpDef 7 / Spd 11 / Rg 16-20
- Irene [Astral/Dragon] ~ HP 160-160 / Atk 15 / Def 14 / SpAtk 5 / SpDef 6 / Spd 10 / AP 20-36 / Rg 16-20
- Fujiko [Demonic/Bug] ~ HP 160-160 / Atk 8 / Def 9 / SpAtk 13 / SpDef 10 / Spd 10 / AP 16-24 / Rg 14-20
- Lost One A [Humanoid/Ruin] ~ (Stats Unknown)
- Lost One B [Humanoid/Ruin] ~ (Stats Unknown)

Action Phase
- Ray [Attack / Synapse Disruptor / Madmaiden & Lost One A]: An impressive critical hit was dealt to Madmaiden, and Madmaiden looks seriously injured. Madmaiden is now confused! An impressive critical hit was dealt to Lost One A, but Lost One A still looks relatively healthy. Lost One A is now confused!

Ray observed that these freaks, despite their incredibly unhealthy disposition, were far more durable than he could have anticipated. His attacks were the way to go as far as the damage dealt was concerned, but it was going to take more than one attack to take each one out.

- Madmaiden [Attack / Pizza]: Madmaiden is confused. Madmaiden attacks Lost One B for impressive damage, but Lost One B still looks relatively healthy.
- Pizza [Attack / Umbral Spell / Lost One B]: Lost One B dodges the attack.
- Irene [Attack / Baneblade / Lost One A & Madmaiden]: Irene misses Madmaiden. Irene deals decent damage to Lost One A, but Lost One A still looks relatively healthy.
- Fujiko [Attack / Shadow Star / Lost One B]: A good attack was dealt to Lost One B, but Lost One B remains strong. Fujiko's ForceSkill Quick Shot activates! A pathetic attack was dealt to Lost One B, but Lost One B still holds strong.
- Lost One A [Attack / Irene]: Lost One A is confused. Lost One A attacks himself for impressive damage, and Lost One A looks seriously injured.
- Lost One B [Attack / Ray]: Ray's Defense has fallen (-2 Def).

Upkeep Phase
- Rage Generation: Ray and his allies all gain 6 Rage.

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Renny / Bianca / Milsha / Nyoka

Order Phase
Renny's Formation 1: [Renny / Milsha (Enforcing)]
Renny's Formation 2: [Bianca (Scout)] [Nyoka (Destroyer)]
Enemy's Formation: [Banshee (Ejected Tx2)] [Sphinx] [Mermaid]
Battlefield Conditions: Nothing out of the ordinary, just waxed tile floors and carpet with solid wood furnishings and walls.
Weather Conditions: The room is large enough to permit some weather influences.
- Nyoka [Destroyer]: Atk 50 / SpAtk 50 / Spd 35 / RP 20-100
- Renny [Gallade/Psychic/Fighting]: HP 160-160 / Atk 13 / Def 9 / SpAtk 5 / SpDef 9 / Spd 15-12 Lv+1 / AP 22-36 / RP 14-20
- Mermaid [Humanoid/Water]: HP 825-825 / Atk 11.05 / Def 16.15 / SpAtk 22.15-16.15 Lv+2 / SpDef 7.65 / Spd 11.05 / Acc 81% / Eva 14% / Crt 22% / AP 16-24 / RP 14-20 / Confusion Tx3
- Sphinx [Humanoid/Steel]: (Stats Unknown)
- Togekiss [Renny/Flying/Fairy]: HP 72-72 / Atk 5 / Def 9 / SpAtk 13 / SpDef 11 / Spd 9
- Banshee [Humanoid/Normal]: (Stats Unknown) Eject Tx3
- Milsha [Humanoid/Ground]: HP 160-160 / Atk 13 / Def 12 / SpAtk 11 / SpDef 6 / Spd 8 / AP Enforcing / RP 14-20
- Bianca: AP 12-24

Preparation Phase
- Renny [Pokemon / Deploy Togekiss]: Togekiss has been deployed. Togekiss gains Reflect. Togekiss gains Light Screen.
- Renny [Pokebrid Action / External Psychic / Mermaid]: Mermaid is now confused!
- Renny [Trainer Action / Steadfast / Togekiss]: Togekiss is protected from status effects. Togekiss is protected from debuffs.
- Bianca [Scan Statistics / Mermaid]: Mermaid's HP = 825-825. Mermaid's Atk = 11.05. Mermaid's Def = 16.15. Mermaid's SpAtk = 16.15. Mermaid's SpDef = 7.65. Mermaid's Spd = 11.05. Mermaid's AP = 12-24. Mermaid's RP = 10-20.
- Bianca [Scan Potential / Mermaid]: Mermaid's Moves, Ability(ies), and Signature Technique(s) have been displayed after the Upkeep Phase.
- Bianca [Scan Vulnerabilities / Mermaid]: Mermaid's Type(s), Attribute(s) and defenses have been displayed after the Upkeep Phase.
- Togekiss [Attack / Follow Me]: All attacks aimed at Renny will be redirected to Togekiss.

Action Phase
- Nyoka [Nyoka Shoryuken! / Banshee]: Nyoka deals decent damage to Banshee, but Banshee remains very healthy. Banshee has been ejected from the battlefield!

"Meowr! Watch these paws go!" Nyoka squeels with characteristic cheer as she is suddenly right in front of the Banshee. She falls onto all four of her paws, and then-

"Nyoka Shoryuken!"

Leave it to Nyoka to make an attack be both extremely powerful while also being rather cute. The Banshee was rocketed backward from the attack and smashed into the wall, right next to the crater that the Sphinx made just earlier.

- Renny [Attack / Flame Charge / Sphinx]: Renny deals good damage to Sphinx, but Sphinx remains very healthy. Renny's Spd has increased (+1 Spd)!
- Mermaid [Attack / Milsha]: Mermaid is confused! Mermaid accidentally attacks Sphinx for great damage, but Sphinx remains very healthy.
- Sphinx [Attack / Togekiss]: Togekiss resists the effects of the unknown attack.

Renny's close observance didn't tell him much about what Sphinx tried to do. It was clear she was telling Togekiss a riddle, and Togekiss responded with a couple sayings of its own name. Apparently Togekiss got it right, although it wasn't necessary to begin with, thanks to Steadfast.

Upkeep Phase
- Rage Generation: All present and surviving units gain 4 RP.
- Ability: Mermaid's SpAtk has risen (+2 SpAtk)!

* Mermaid
1st Attack.) Throat Cannon ~ Rad1/2E, 15 Spec/Water
2nd Attack.) Putrid Bile ~ 15 Spec/Water, 40% Poison
3rd Attack.) Tail Slugger ~ 15 Phys/Steel, 50% Flinch
4th Attack.) Curl Strike ~ Self Gd 50%, 100% Counter W/15 Phys/Steel
Preparation Skill.) None
Ability.) Pump Charge ~ SpAtk +2 when not using Throat Cannon or Putrid Bile.
Signature Technique.) Focused Throat Cannon ~ 12 RP, 30 Spec/Water, Pierce, No Protect, No Detect, No Substitute
Defenses and Resistances.) Oiled, Apathy, Infatuation, Love, Fear, Flinch, Sleep

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"We're off to a great start!" Renny said with some relief, encouraging the others if they weren't already. The enemies had botched their entire first turn.

"Show us some more of those paws Nyoka! Knuckle down that Sphinx while I set things up for Milsha!"

As he allowed the cat-bot to give the Sphinx a beatdown, he gathered up some energy and released an orb up near the ceiling of the huge room. The minor sun gave off the same pure and intense warmth as the much larger one.

"Alright! Everything is ready for you now Milsha! Go all out on Sphinx and Mermaid!"

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Battle Plan

Priority:
- Renny: Pokebrid Action (Fighting): Reduce Sphinx's Attack by 1 stage.
- Renny: Trainer Action Steadfast Expertise activated: Togekiss is immune to status changes and debuffs for the turn. (Again)


Nyoka: Nyoka Knuckle! ~ 10 RP, 15 Phys/Fighting, W-Def -1. Super Effective. (Both of Sphinx's Defense Reduced to -1?)

Nyoka: (Again) Nyoka Knuckle! ~ 10 RP, 15 Phys/Fighting, W-Def -1. Super Effective. (Both of Sphinx's Defense Reduced to -2?)

Renny: Sunny Day (6 AP). Weather is sunny. Fire empowered, water weakened. Milsha's upcoming Flamethrower attack is empowered!

Milsha: Fatal Five Strike ~ 10 RP, 100% Bleed / Burn / Paralyze, 50% Death (10 Rage) Target Mermaid. (Mermaid is not listed as resistant to any of the above statuses, including OHKO).

Milsha: Flamethrower on Sphinx. Special Stat. (11 Base Special Attack) Quad Effective. 1.5x multiplier due to Sunny Day. 18 Base Power as Slayer? Sphinx presently having -2 Defenses. (8 AP)

Bianca: No actions. Save AP for next turn.

Togekiss: No actions, but immune to status conditions.

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Milsha Mathers [Humanoid / Ground] (Country Gal / Enforcer / Slayer)
1. Type Resistance Vs: Bug, Flying, Ghost, Ground, Normal
2. Type Weakness Vs: Dragon, Fire, Ice, Psychic
3. Type Immunity Vs: Electric, Rock
4. Condition Immunity Vs: Apathy, Berserk, Overkill, Paralysis, Phys Debuff, Weather
- Stats: HP 160 / Atk 13 / Def 12 / SpAtk 11 / SpDef 6 / Spd 8
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Renny / Bianca / Milsha / Nyoka

- Astral Harmony: "I screwed up a bit and Mermaid was supposed to be able to attack before Milsha killed her. But Mermaid botched the confusion roll so I decided to say 'fuck it' and leave the whole thing out."

Order Phase
Renny's Formation 1: [Renny / Milsha (Enforcing)]
Renny's Formation 2: [Bianca (Scout)] [Nyoka (Destroyer)]
Enemy's Formation: [Banshee (Ejected)] [Sphinx]
Battlefield Conditions: Nothing out of the ordinary, just waxed tile floors and carpet with solid wood furnishings and walls.
Weather Conditions: The room is large enough to permit some weather influences. Sunny Day is in effect.
- Nyoka [Destroyer]: Atk 50 / SpAtk 50 / Spd 35 / RP 20-100
- Renny [Gallade/Psychic/Fighting]: HP 160-160 / Atk 13 / Def 9 / SpAtk 5 / SpDef 9 / Spd 15-12 Lv+1 / AP 18-36 / RP 18-20
- Sphinx [Humanoid/Steel]: (Stats Unknown)
- Togekiss [Renny/Flying/Fairy]: HP 72-72 / Atk 5 / Def 9 / SpAtk 13 / SpDef 11 / Spd 9
- Banshee [Humanoid/Normal]: (Stats Unknown)
- Milsha [Humanoid/Ground]: HP 160-160 / Atk 13 / Def 12 / SpAtk 11 / SpDef 6 / Spd 8 / AP Enforcing / RP 8-20
- Bianca: AP 24-24

Preparation Phase
- Renny [Pokebrid Action / External Fighting / Sphinx]: Sphinx's Atk has been reduced (LV-1).
- Renny [Trainer Action / Steadfast / Togekiss]: Togekiss is immune to negative status effects and debuffs.
- Renny [Attack / Sunny Day / Battlefield]: Sunny Day is now in effect.
- Sphinx [PrepSkill]: The Sphinx... slices herself up a bit? What does that accomplish?
- Mermaid [PrepSkill / Destruction Style / Self]: Mermaid's Def has fallen (LV-2) and SpAtk has overshot (LV+3) until the next Upkeep Phase.

Action Phase
- Nyoka [Attack / Nyoka Knuckle! x2 / Sphinx]: Nyoka deals great damage to Sphinx! Sphinx is looking seriously injured. Sphinx's Def has fallen (LV-2).
- Sphinx [Attack x3 / Milsha]: Sphinx alters her statistics. Sphinx misses Milsha with some kind of thrusting attack. Milsha answers a riddle that Sphinx gives her.
- Milsha [SignTech / Fatal Five Strike / Mermaid]: Mermaid has been instantly slain.

"I won't let you suffer another minute!" Milsha roars as her whole body and TekSaber glows in blood-red light. "Signature Technique! Fatal Five Strike!"

She rushes the Mermaid like a demon and unleashes a varied assault involving the TekSaber's brutal blade and the advanced weaponry contained within. The end result was that the Mermaid's top half was severed from her artificial bottom half. The tail lands on the nearby stairs while the torso flopped to the ground near Banshee's position. The Mermaid raises her bleeding face, stretches out one of her hands, and finally collapses.

"Don't you think that was a bit excessive," Bianca asked Milsha with quivering lips.
"Wurr PATCA, sugar. Excessiff fer e'er'un else ain't nurleh excessiff 'nough fer us," Milsha drawled after flicking blood off of her blade and then slinging the massive hunk of forged steel back onto her right shoulder. "Be it in combat or when fanservice is called for. Eh, Ren-Ren? Besides, these women are suffering for every second they remain in this living nightmare. Killing them is a necessary sin and an act of mercy."
"I guess so," Bianca breathed. "I heard it was bad in Honmyr, but I never imagined this."
"Don't give up, nya!" Nyoka cheered brightly after cracking her bloody knuckles. "If you cannot do this, some other really pretty girl will have to, nya."
Bianca blushed and gazed off to the side. "Y-yeah."

- Milsha [Attack / Flamethrower / Sphinx]: Milsha deals good damage to Sphinx. Sphinx is looking seriously injured.

"Put a fork in 'er, she's almost done," Milsha sighed as she readied her blade for the next attack.

Upkeep Phase
- AP: Renny 18-36 / Bianca 24-24
- RP: Renny 18-20 / Milsha 8-20 / Nyoka 20-100
- Weather: Sunny Day remains in effect.

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- Astral Harmony: "I'm going to go ahead and conclude Renny's fight. The Sphinx is pretty much doomed for the next round and thus the Banshee wouldn't even make it back in time to try and turn the tables. I'm moving you ahead to your boss fight, Menarker."

Milsha, feeling that she might as well just finish what she started, took it upon herself to kill the Sphinx and then the Banshee with the assistance of Renny and Nyoka. "Let's find this Sentinel fast," Milsha said after rubbing her TekSaber clean on the carpeting. "I don't think any of us wanna be here anymore."
"I need to go find three gemstones, nya," Nyoka told them. "It's how we get into the dungeon below us, nya. I can go get them and come back for you if you want, nya."
Milsha looked at Bianca. Moving around the mansion meant running into more of those freaks. But Bianca slapped both of her cheeks and put on a brave face. "We should go with you, Miss Nyoka. After all the noise we made here, I'm kinda surprised more of them haven't shown up."
Milsha nodded with a smile. "We'll make a Watchman out of you, yet."
"For some reason, I can't draw any satisfaction from that."

As they feared, moving through the mansion did result in additional fights, but on much superior terms. Nyoka didn't get lost at all and lead them from room to room with perfect sense of direction. "If you know where the gemstones are, then you've been here before and already solved the puzzle, right?"
"Reality Shards 'reset' themselves at random intervals, nya," Nyoka said as they stopped near a door. "Otherwise, this mansion would be completely clear of enemies, nya. Anyways, just wait out here, nya. I forgot how to solve the trap in this room, nya."

When Nyoka entered the room and secured the door behind her, Bianca frowned. "I hear something."
Renny and Milsha could vaguely hear it as well. It sounded like a choir singing, but Renny couldn't exactly determine where it was coming from.
Suddenly, a very loud, grinding sound was heard from inside the room Nyoka entered. Milsha hurried and tried the doorknob, but it was securely locked. "Nyoka, what's going on in there?! Are you okay?!"
"Step away from the door, nya."

Milsha did so, and then Nyoka's hand smashed right through the middle of the door. Renny could see that the door contained a solid steel plate, but apparently catgirl androids weren't to be stopped by such silly contraptions. And with one sudden burst of motion, Nyoka pulled the door clear off the hinges and yanked it into the room with her, casually discarding it onto the floor. Judging from the destruction they saw within, Nyoka must have tripped a powerful hydraulic press trap in the ceiling when she tried to solve the puzzle and acquire the gemstone, but that also did not stop catgirl androids. "I thought I did it right, nya," Nyoka confessed, then presented the third beautiful gemstone. "Now we have to go to the master's study, nya. That's where we use the gemstones and get into the dungeon, nya."
"And you're certain the Sentinel couldn't have been anywhere else?" Bianca demanded in desperation.
"We've explored the entire manor, nya," Nyoka apologized. "If the Sentinel is anywhere at all, it's in the dungeon, nya."

The master's study was the perfect room for... well, studying. No windows so you didn't have to deal with any annoying sunlight and a decent table for a lamp, a book, and a tray of snacks and tea. But there was something odd. There was a display case with three large books evenly spaced apart in there. One book was entitled The Ruby Heart, another was called The Sapphire Tear, and the final bore the title of The Emerald Egg.

Renny found it so simple that it was just plain childish. The gemstones they had found were a large ruby in a heart shape, a sapphire in the shape of a tear, and an egg-shaped emerald. Nyoka strolled up to the display case and brought her right fist down upon it with just a fraction of her true might. Bianca brought up her Uberdex and scanned it out of curiousity. "Three inch bulletproof, reinforced glass," Bianca observed loudly. "If we didn't have Nyoka to provide a shortcut, we would probably also need to find the key to the case."
Nyoka tore the rest of the glass free from the case and then opened the books, only to reveal that they weren't books at all. The books were merely casings with perfect hollowings that allowed Nyoka to properly insert each gemstone into their respective books. Once she placed all three gemstones into their recepticles, one of the otherwise normal bookshelves in the room slid down into the floor, revealing a staircase leading down in a spiral with guttering torches providing the only light.
"The singing has gotten quite a bit louder," Bianca said. "It must be coming from down there, and that frightens me."

Down the steps they went, which lead into a short hallway. There were five doors in total, two on either side and one at the other end. Milsha walked up and carefully opened one of the doors on the side, but then lurched back suddenly, holding her mouth and nose. With her free hand, she quickly shut the door and stepped away from it. "The scent of blood is nauseating," Milsha coughed. "I guess these rooms are where the magic happens. Normal women go in, horrid abominations come out."
Nyoka walked ahead of them and checked the same room Milsha did, and the three other doors. "No Sentinel as I thought, nya," Nyoka sighed, looking towards the only door they haven't tried. "Whenever you're ready, nya."

The room that they braced themselves before entering lead to something that immediately burned itself into their minds and would never leave them. It was like a church, with thick carpeting and long, empty pews. Directly ahead stood a blonde woman who was conducting a choir using a bonesaw and the choir was-

"Sick," Bianca said, and the others had to agree. The choir was composed of twelve women arranged in two rows of six, all of them blinded with crude metal stakes jutting from thick leather bindings wrapped around their eyes. Their arms and lower bodies disappeared into a giant mechanical framework, but judging from the blood on their bodies, they probably didn't have those parts anymore. They sang a beautiful but otherwise mindless melody, apparently able to see the woman before them without having their eyes. As Milsha stepped forward, the woman raised the bonesaw and brought it near her own throat. The 'choir' stopped instantly.

Then the woman turned around. Renny wasn't sure what to expect, but this woman wasn't in good shape. She had crude prothetics on both of her legs and one of her arms, her face was almost entirely hidden by bloodied bandages leaving only her right eye exposed, and a fair amount of her scalp had been ripped clean out. She wore normal clothes underneath a lab coat, and all of it was torn and in desperate need of a wash. Bianca scanned her with the Uberdex. "Even sicker," Bianca said, putting on the most emotionless expression she could muster given the situation. "All of her injuries are self-inflicted."

"It couldn't be helped," the woman said. "When I came here, there was no one to make me pay for my sins so I had to conduct my own repentance."
"Repentance?" Milsha asked her.
"This is the Maven Manor," the woman told them and, with a regal flourish, bowed to the new arrivals. "And I am Cynthia Hammond. It is a pleasure to meet you. This manor is where we women come to repent for the sins we have commited against our lovers."
"This Reality Shard comes from an alternate history of a world called Earth, nya," Nyoka told them. "When women cheat on their husbands, steal vast amounts of money from them, or commit other sins, the men will somehow learn of a way to have them banished to this place, nya. Once they do what they must, the women go to sleep one night and wake up here, nya. Then they are captured, tortured, turned into monsters, and stalk the manor seeking the next woman who is spirited away to this place, nya. That's what Mika discovered by researching this Reality Shard, nya."

While Nyoka spoke, the woman Cynthia looked carefully at Milsha, Bianca and Nyoka. "What are you doing here?"
"Huh?" Bianca chirped.
"A sinful woman can always recognize her own kind," Cynthia explained. "But the three of you haven't commited the kinds of sins that would justify being brought here. I don't even think that any of you have boyfriends, yet. I cannot pass judgment upon women such as you and since that is the case, would you please leave? I am trying to perfect this one piece."
Milsha grit her teeth. Then she stepped forward and leveled the TekSaber at Cynthia's face. "What, you just expect me to ignore what you've done to these women and go about my business, bitch? I'm not about to just ignore what you've done here."
Cynthia was unphased by Milsha's anger or display of strength. "All I'm doing is punishing evil."
"Acts like what you've just described are horrible and should be punished, I agree," Milsha said. "But I can't believe that anyone would think being isolated from reality and having these terrible things done to you is the proper method of paying for these crimes. And did you even think that maybe the men could've been given some time so they could think things through? They could've talked it out! It doesn't have to end this way, for anyone!"

Cynthia looked at Milsha, then shrugged. "I understand," she said, then negligently tossed the bonesaw aside and tore off the remnants of her lab coat. Four powerful mechanical limbs emerged from behind her body and were tipped with vicious implements. An industrial torch. A heavy duty circular saw. An oversized scalpel. And an arc welder. Then Cynthia retrieved what could only be described as the bastard child of a warhammer and a meat tenderizer, soaked in enough blood and thin flesh to suggest it was her primary means of turning women into monsters. "But I shall not be dissuaded."

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Order Phase
Renny's Formation 1: [Renny / Milsha (Enforcing)]
Renny's Formation 2: [Bianca (Scout)] [Nyoka (Destroyer)]
Enemy's Formation 1: [Cynthia (Boss)*]
Enemy's Formation 2: [Siren A*] [Siren B] [Siren C] [Siren D] [Siren E] [Siren F]
Enemy's Formation 3: [Siren G] [Siren H] [Siren I] [Siren J] [Siren K] [Siren L]
Battlefield Conditions: A church with a lot of obstructions but nothing is really in the way of either sides' attacks.
Weather Conditions: The room is big and tall enough to permit all kinds of effects.
BGM: "Kidney Thief" by Audiomachine
Special Notes: All of the enemy formations can be targeted however you like.
- Nyoka [Destroyer]: Atk 50 / SpAtk 50 / Spd 35 / RP 20-100
- Renny [Gallade/Psychic/Fighting]: HP 160-160 / Atk 13 / Def 9 / SpAtk 5 / SpDef 9 / Spd 12 / AP 18-36 / RP 10-20
- Milsha [Humanoid/Ground]: HP 160-160 / Atk 13 / Def 12 / SpAtk 11 / SpDef 6 / Spd 8 / AP Enforcing / RP 10-20
- Bianca: AP 12-24

Milsha seemed more frustrated than usual. "If the Reality Shard constantly resets itself, then I guess she will eventually come back to life after we kill her, huh?"
Nyoka slowly nodded her head. "Unfortunately, nya."
"We should be careful," Bianca said. "The damage those Sirens can do probably isn't all that much even after several attacks, but Cynthia won't die easily like all the other girls. She's gotta have some tricks up her sleeves."

* Cynthia: In a bizarre alternate version of Earth, women who commit sins against their lovers are spirited away while they sleep, awakening in Maven Manor. Cynthia Hammond was the very first to 'arrive' here, and upon deciding that she was here to repent for her actions, she conducted terrible acts of mutilation upon her own body. Her ravishing face was ravaged. Her long slender legs were replaced with gruesome metal prosthetics. And her back was torn open as Cynthias somehow affixed machinery that directly linked to her nervous system so that she could control her four new limbs with her mind. Ever since then, she has been capturing other women who wound up here and subjecting them to similar torture, turning them into mindless psychopaths that suffer endlessly. She fights with an inhuman fanatical zeal, believing that this is her very destiny and her duty to God.

* Siren Chorus: Twelve women were ripped apart and built into one gigantic machine. Like the Banshee, they can create and project sonic blasts from their throats, and they can sing haunting melodies that can induce sleep or demoralize their victims. The individual Sirens that make up the chorus are not particularly strong and their attacks do not deal much damage, but when combined, they can quickly wear down their target.

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