Guildhall, Level 2.   Posted by Guildmaster Trevik.Group: 0
Connor
 Wanderer, 109 posts
 AC-18(19), HP-32/32
 F+6, R+10, W+8, Per+6
Tue 2 Aug 2022
at 03:09
Guildhall, Level 2
Connor sighed when the AI spoke.

"Very funny, AI!" Connor said aloud at the familiar joke.

He then held his hand out and the small orb from the Tonestones floated gently into it as he opened the crystalline loot box.

"Wow! This is neat! Cabby! I have another beautiful upgrade for your orbit! Seems the game and the audience like you as much as I do and think adding to your orbit is as cool as I think it is, even if you can be a nag sometimes. Come check this out, and make sure you thank the Tonestones Cabochon!" Connor said to the familiar, who suddenly quit his play antics with Kayla and flew across the room neat Connor in almost focused excitement.

Connor looked around, then realized any direction he looked in would probably work.

"By the way...if you are watching, THANK YOU Tonestones! It's much appreciated. Cabochon and I bloth love it!" he said graciously aloud into the air before turning to the others who were examining their patron gifts too.

"You guys also got some neat stuff. This orb requires me to focus a bit, but in exchange it provides a bit of a focusing boost to spells I cast. I think it will be very useful in a pinch or when I'm setting up things for sure. And it looks like I can focus spells through Cabochon too which means I could send him away from me and cast from where he is...which could prove very tactical too!"
Cabochon
 NPC minion, 15 posts
 AC:18 HP:15/15
 F+6, R+10, W+8, Per+7
Tue 2 Aug 2022
at 03:26
Guildhall, Level 2
Cabochon was swirling around Kayla, who had slobbered on him a few times and pinned a few of his constituent stones down the ground playful some other times, although the familiar inexplicably managed to wriggle out from his natural enemy's clutches and flee. The fox obviously wasn't using her full power or force against him and was being playful, and probably even was intrigued and liked the glowing familiar, although Cabochon in his over-dramatic way thought of her as his natural enemy that he was more or less powerless to defeat, while the Fox most likely thought of him as a playmate.

"One of these days, fox, one of these days! I'm gonna unleash my grand master plan, and then you'll see who's pinned under who when I go POW in the kisser and...on no not the tongue again! Waaaa!" Cabochon said as he barely escaped a large lick-attempt by the fox by flying upward at the last second.

"Oh thank all things solid and petrified that I have Connor's reflex saves! Serves you right Fox! Hmph!" he said when Connor suddenly called him over, holding a most intriguing orb in his hand. The familiar sped through the air, inspecting the orb. The thing was high-quality and definitly aesthetically pleasing, which was important to the vain familiar.

"Oh wow! Yes please yes please put it in my orbit yes oh my...AHEM!" the familar said excitedly before catching itself, and forcing his voice to sound disdainful and controlled as it feigned lack of interest despite its obvious slip of excitement earlier.

"Well fleshing, I suppose if it means so much to you that it would only be magnanimous of me to allow you to race my orbit with that bauble. Especially since you're not emotionally prepared for your eventual petrification yet. Not that I actually care or anything about a mere orb, but you may proceed. The Tonestones naturally must see my dignity and worth, and..." the familiar said disdainfully.

"Cabochon! I swear I'm gonna put you back in the HUD if you keep it up! Or better yet, I'm shutting down your flight and letting Kayla use you as a chew toy for the rest of the day. Now you better thank them and stop being a douche!"

With a sigh of defeated resignation, the familiar grumbled a response. Connor had played the fox-card, after all, and the familiar knew he was beat.

"Th...thank you, Tonestones. The orb is high quality and aesthetically pleasing which meets my specifications! Now Connor please don't subject me to that....that animal! That unbound beast!"

Connor sighed and rolled his eyes.
Mo
 Wanderer, 24 posts
 Ac-20, HP-47/47
 F+10, R+8, W+7, Per+7
Tue 2 Aug 2022
at 06:25
Guildhall, Level 2
"Looks like I'm fixing to get seriously burnt," Mo said as he put the bracers on his wrists.

He didn't have any of the showman about him, like some of the others, so he just grinned at where he figured a camera might be and gave a nod. Maybe understated would work too.
Nathan
 Wanderer, 49 posts
 AC-17, HP-26/26
 F+5, R+8, W+8, Per+8
Tue 2 Aug 2022
at 07:01
Guildhall, Level 2
Nathan will smile while examining his new rifle. He will look up with a almost childlike express "Thanks Longdeath. "

He will examine the features of his new weapon. . While the Wheel lock and other features might looked absolutely incredible to those favored steampunk style over substance He knew most of the gun experts he knew would cringe at some of the features. But since most of either group were now 'filed away' so he couldn't consult with them.  He hope that  rifle was indeed 'state of Art' for the reality and that it would to help him and his team survive and win.

This message was last edited by the player at 07:01, Tue 02 Aug 2022.

Malcom
 Wanderer, 36 posts
 AC: 19(21) HP: 30/30
 F+7/ R+7/ W+6/ Per +4
Wed 3 Aug 2022
at 13:27
Guildhall, Level 2
He reaches up, takes the amulet and places the gem within it. When that has been done he raises his head. "Thank you for helping me help those who cannot help themselves." He says solemnly.
Then he promptly goes into his HUD and uses the upgrade ticket on his wings and opens any of his loot boxes eagerly.
System AI
 NPC, 54 posts
 Boon granted!
 Its not what you think...
Wed 3 Aug 2022
at 14:57
Guildhall, Level 2
With Connor and Nathan choosing to use their upgrade ticket later, Tsuki and Malcom activate their upgrades.

The holographic word UPGRADE! hovers over both of them, although the details of those upgrades only appear to their personal HUDs.

This message was last edited by the player at 21:08, Wed 03 Aug 2022.

Connor
 Wanderer, 112 posts
 AC-18(19), HP-32/32
 F+6, R+10, W+8, Per+6
Thu 4 Aug 2022
at 03:09
Guildhall, Level 2
Connor looked at Tsuki and Malcom curiously.

"I cannot decide if I should use my upgrade tickets now or not, so am holding onto them for now and will revisit the issue with myself later." he said.

"But if I may ask...what did those tickets actually do your the things you guys upgraded? I am hoping what you tell me can help me make an informed choice that can be helpful to the party."
Nathan
 Wanderer, 50 posts
 AC-17, HP-26/26
 F+5, R+8, W+8, Per+8
Thu 4 Aug 2022
at 08:30
Guildhall, Level 2
In reply to Connor (msg # 45):

"I also of a divided mind on upgrading" Nathan will say to Connor. I am not sure with would be more combat effective, upgrading the rifle or the scope?"
Chalei'nh
 Wanderer, 45 posts
 AC 21(24), 39/39 HP
 F+8, R+10, W+10, P+8
Thu 4 Aug 2022
at 10:37
Guildhall, Level 2
Chalei'nh turned to listen in on the conversation as well. She hadn't received an upgrade ticket herself, but her bracers were tagged as 'upgradeable' so she figured it wouldn't hurt to have some knowledge in advance on what those things actually did.
Moya
 Wanderer, 49 posts
 AC15 HP-35/35
 F+6 R+5 W+10 P+8
Thu 4 Aug 2022
at 11:55
Guildhall, Level 2
Moya is not psychic and so did not hear what Chalei'nh was thinking but her own thoughts were similar, not least because her tattoo was upgradeable (well, the one that's magical anyway)
Guildmaster Trevik
 NPC, 30 posts
 Tortle
 Noncombat NPC
Thu 4 Aug 2022
at 14:45
Guildhall, Level 2
Chalei'nh:
"Oh and... i've got a confession to make: I'm probably the reason V'Verik was kind of an ass back there."


With everything else going on, Trevik seems to have finally gotten around to respond to the Elven monk. Very, very slowly.

"V'Verik...has...been...ass...for...fifty...years...I...have...know...him. Most...likely...much...longer."

This message was last edited by the player at 14:45, Thu 04 Aug 2022.

Malcom
 Wanderer, 37 posts
 AC: 20(22) HP: 41/41
 F+8/ R+8/ W+7/ Per +5
Thu 4 Aug 2022
at 16:04
Guildhall, Level 2
"I think that it was worth it." He says with a grin. "Check this out." Taking a loping step forward he jumps into the air and glides out of range of everyone. As he seems to hang in the air his wings fold in around him before slashing out and sending razor sharp feathers bursting out in a sphere around him.
He steps out of the air and picks out one of the feathers from where it embedded itself in the wall. Tossing it back over his shoulder he returns to the others.
"Why wait when you could upgrade to something that might save all our lives?"
Nathan
 Wanderer, 51 posts
 AC-17, HP-26/26
 F+5, R+8, W+8, Per+8
Thu 4 Aug 2022
at 16:22
Guildhall, Level 2
"There is something to be said about ' a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush." Nathan comments to Malcolm elects to upgrade his scope Nathan will add with a seldom seen smile "By the way, Malcolm  I am glad you are  back with us."
Tsuki
 Wanderer, 80 posts
 AC: 18, HP: 38/38
 F:+7 R:+6 W:+8 Per:+6
Thu 4 Aug 2022
at 16:24
Guildhall, Level 2
Tsuki's head cocked to the side as she read what her new ability can do. "Interesting. My amulet got a new ability, similar to yours. Basically air superheat's under me, lifts me into the air, then behind me to propel me to the ground at an angle. When I land, a blast goes out from me damaging everyone in a radius."

She then looked towards the others. "I agree with Malcom. It might be best to do it now because we may not get another chance before we meet the next apex creature."
System AI
 NPC, 55 posts
 Boon granted!
 Its not what you think...
Thu 4 Aug 2022
at 17:50
Guildhall, Level 2
In reply to Nathan (msg # 51):

The holographic word UPGRADE! hovers over Nathan, although the details only appear to his HUD.

This message was last edited by the player at 18:51, Thu 04 Aug 2022.

Malcom
 Wanderer, 38 posts
 AC: 20(22) HP: 41/41
 F+8/ R+8/ W+7/ Per +5
Thu 4 Aug 2022
at 18:06
Guildhall, Level 2
"I'm glad to be back from the Void too." He agrees. "So? What'd you get? Some kind of area attack?" The big black creature asks like an excited teenager.
Nathan
 Wanderer, 52 posts
 AC-17, HP-26/26
 F+5, R+8, W+8, Per+8
Thu 4 Aug 2022
at 19:52
Guildhall, Level 2
Channeling his inner teenager will reply"Duuude my scope can me defy the laws of physics and common sense as we used to  know them. When I carefully aim I can bouce my bullets after each successful hit on another bad guy.

Moya
 Wanderer, 50 posts
 AC15 HP-35/35
 F+6 R+5 W+10 P+8
Thu 4 Aug 2022
at 20:45
Guildhall, Level 2
Moya blinks.  Closes her eyes for a moment and returns the smile to her face.  "That's awesome.  I look forward to an upgrade of my own."  She winks at an imaginary camera.
Chalei'nh
 Wanderer, 46 posts
 AC 21(24), 39/39 HP
 F+8, R+10, W+10, P+8
Thu 4 Aug 2022
at 23:40
Guildhall, Level 2
- "Yeah, 'cause D/Monix is all about common sense."

Chalei'nh chuckled, before turning to Trevik to give him a thumbs up to let him know she was on board with the whole 'help the Guildmaster get his planet back as well' plan the other members of the party apparently had going on. She grinned at Tsuki, cracking her knuckles before addressing the group as a whole.

- "I don't know about you, but i'm feeling ready to be the apex of the next dungeon. Ready to send 'em running?"
Connor
 Wanderer, 113 posts
 AC-18(19), HP-32/32
 F+6, R+10, W+8, Per+6
Fri 5 Aug 2022
at 00:48
Guildhall, Level 2
Connor considered.

"You know what guys? You're right there is a balance between upgrading now and upgrading later, and if I do nothing then I'm wasting them." he said.

"I think I'm going to upgrade my Iconic item. The item I got for being one of the first Wanderers to make it to a guidhall alive on the first day. God I'm glad that shit show is behind me... Connor said as he held out one of his hands.

Suddenly, one of the jewels from Cabochon's orbit suddenly separated and floated through the air over to the wizard, floating gently over his open hand. It was a beautiful prismatic jewel - by far the grandest one out of Cabochon's entire array. Some of the original party members would know it as the Stone of Life and Death, while the new party members can look at Connor's profile picture OOC to see what the stone looks like.

"I'm going to upgrade my iconic item, and keep my second ticket." Connor said.

He thought mentally to the HUD.

Computer. Expend 1 upgrade ticket to upgrade The Orb of Life and Death.

This message was last edited by the GM at 12:35, Fri 05 Aug 2022.

System AI
 NPC, 56 posts
 Boon granted!
 Its not what you think...
Fri 5 Aug 2022
at 01:43
Guildhall, Level 2
In reply to Connor (msg # 58):

The holographic word UPGRADE! hovers over Connor, just like the others. Although the details only appear to his HUD.
Connor
 Wanderer, 114 posts
 AC-18(19), HP-32/32
 F+6, R+10, W+8, Per+6
Fri 5 Aug 2022
at 03:22
Guildhall, Level 2
connor's eyes lit up.

"Wow! These upgrades are sweet!" he said. "You guys weren't kidding about breaking physics and such a bit. Now my stone can do blood magic. If I bleed 8 hp worth of blood on the stone it can regen a cast spell slot level. I believe I can bleed myself heavily to regain a bigger spell. The cool thing is this synergizes REALLY well with my alchemist abilities and the orbs small but passive healing ability where it heals 1 hit point every five minutes of someone I have Cabby orbiting. But even without tactical synergy it is a great resource to have in a pinch." Connor said.

"And actually it says I just need to bleed on the stone, not that I specifically have to. So I could probably have you guys bleed to regain your slots in a pinch too, or maybe we can capture monsters and bleed them Aztec pyramid style." he added. "I'm all for hamstringing stuff up and feeding Cabby blood to pump myself, Tsuki, and anyone else up with slots who needs them."
Moya
 Wanderer, 51 posts
 AC15 HP-35/35
 F+6 R+5 W+10 P+8
Fri 5 Aug 2022
at 16:02
Guildhall, Level 2
In reply to Chalei'nh (msg # 57):

"Ye ken?" says Moya, "I once took a train tae Inverkeithing, just over the Forth of Firth and suddenly I was the Apex.  It'd be nice tae be that again."
Tsuki
 Wanderer, 81 posts
 AC: 18, HP: 38/38
 F:+7 R:+6 W:+8 Per:+6
Thu 11 Aug 2022
at 03:49
Re: Guildhall, Level 2
Malcom:
"I'm glad to be back from the Void too." He agrees. "So? What'd you get? Some kind of area attack?" The big black creature asks like an excited teenager.


"To an extent yes. I would say it's a combination of a movement ability and area attack." She said with a nod to Nathan.
Guildmaster Trevik
 NPC, 31 posts
 Tortle
 Noncombat NPC
Tue 16 Aug 2022
at 15:00
Re: Guildhall, Level 2
Trevik slowly...very slowly...once again summoned the chamber to alter everyone's physiology as per the AI's requirements. After it's done, no one feels any different. The slight tweaking of one's atoms does not seem detectable by normal senses.

After a short time to allow the various potion and alchemy makers among you to create new product. Using the lab and some materials the Guildmaster has available via the mad scientist-like gear. Trevik then provides food for the group. He seems to generate it by touching holographic lights floating in front of him. It turns out its from various fast food chains one could get on earth. Or used to. They are even in the wrappers and cups from the restaurant in questions, but all thrown together in one pile.

"I...wish...you...all...luck. Of...some...kind. I...will...see...you...soon. Stay...safe...stay...together." He manages to eventually croak out. As soon as the group finishes the food, and the alchemy, a timer flashes in all their HUDs.

TIME TO LEVEL 2 COLLAPSE, 4 DAYS AND COUNTING. Along with the timer which restarts once more. The guild doors open, and the party leaves together. Into a whole new area...a very different one.

(OOC-Anyone who is able can make one potion or alchemical solution of level 3 or less. Everyone's one mana and one healing potion is restored if you had less than one. Otherwise it stays the same.

Transferring to new thread!