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  1. #141
    Corn's Avatar
    Presence
    Status (academic)
    Corn

    Nimbus: Light purple aura and a scent of freshly dug earth after a rain.
    Status (Academics) 1.
    Bookstore employee.
    PRP: Treasure Hunt

    H:
    Mana
    WP
    Armor 0, Defense 2

    Active Spells: 0/6
    Personal Spells: 0/3
    Vulgar Spells: 0
    Corn Scenes
     
     
     
      spell, previous spells not recorded!, WP spent on roll, reducing paradox dice, Paradox mitigation, Manadox!
     

    2
    PRE

    " @Belle, I am not an acrobat. I can't stand on your shoulders and then jump in the darkness. I'll find a way. Stop the Banisher before a Manifestation shows up, please." he says as he tries to pass the gun for the warlock to take.


    Corn doesn't take another action except talk and give the gun to Belle at this time.
    For scene effects, see Minisheet. No monthly rituals at this time.
    Occult 3, gnosis 3.

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  3. #142
    Aurora's Avatar
    Aurora
    Spells
    Striking Looks
    (Riveting)
    Presence
    (Confident)
    Fame
    (Entertainment)
    Madison Cross
    (Sleeper ID)
    Aurora
    Aurora

    Dedicated Magical Tool

    Multicolored copper bracelet with intricate loops winding around her right wrist.
    Nimbus

    The sweet, fragrant smells of roses mixed with lilacs emanate from her as she casts magic. The scent intensifies, bordering on intoxicating, when Life magic is cast. When Aurora casts Vulgar magic, the scent takes a nasty turn, to the putrid, nauseating odor of a rotting corpse. The stronger the magic, the more those around want to retch at the smell.
    Monthly Spells

    Monthly spells done on character sheet.


    Pulse of the Living World[POT 6]
    Organic Resilience[POT 6]
    (PrP Treasure Hunt)

    Active Spells: 1/6
    [Detect Substance]Bone
    Personal Spells: 2/3
    Vulgar:
    Mana:6/8
    WP:3
    Aurora Scenes
     
     
      Improvised Spell, Transform Self, Greater Shapechanging, -1 Mana spell -1 WP
     

    2
    FAME
    +1
    SL
    4
    PRE

    Turning into a bird was beginning to become…comfortable. A good thing?

    Her thoughts were interrupted by the screaming of the unknown guy. Time to handle that.

    She hears Belle, and knows there was no way she was boosting Corn up here. Then heard Corn, fuck, she was an acrobat of sorts and she couldn’t maneuver herself up here without magic.

    Aurora, the owl, takes flight and flies down towards the voices. Hoping to get a general idea of where the enemy was.

    And then shut him the fuck up.


    Stats




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  5. #143


    While her efforts were valiant and her optimism was admirable, Belle was met with a disappointing lack of enthusiasm by Corn. They would have to take their act on the road some other time.

    Aurora used her enhanced sight to fly back towards the entrance of the cave, where she saw the other Mage half buried in the ground. He managed to destroy - no, dissolve - the stone around his right arm and most of his torso. He was still unable to move his legs (or see), so he twisted and contorted whatever he could move to allow his right arm to touch the stone trapping him. His mouth was pressed together in fierce concentration, which meant the Mystagogues were spared more of his ramblings.. but it also meant he was really trying this time.

    1 success


    Somewhere in the distance, church-bells rang a dissonant melody. Aurora could see the Mage's body convulse in pain as he contained the backlash of his reckless spellcasting.

    5 successes


    "Ah-HA!" With a final, jarring ring and a triumphant yell most of the remaining shackles turned to rubble or straight up disappeared. What little stone the Imago hadn't considered apparently wasn't enough to hold the intruder. Like Lazarus from his Tomb the Mage was free to rise now.

    Turn order: (14)Aurora - (13)Intruder - (10)Belle - (9)Corn

    Taking another point of bashing damage due to backlash.

    Belle is up.

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  7. #144
    Belle's Avatar
    Rose Among Thorns
    Doomsayer In Training
    Presence
    (Friendly)
    Direction Sense
    (I Know The Way)
    Danger Sense
    (Spidey Adjacent)
    Occultation
    (Blinded by Thorns)
    Belle

    Nimbus: Cracks in space appear just over her skin, shaped like toothy, hellish maws. If she's extra and especially angry, those maws will speak.
    PRP Stats

    [2R] Supernal Sight
    1/5 Personal Spells
    0/3 Vulgar Spells
    Health
    Mana: 9/9
    WP: 3/3
    Armor: 0
    Defense: 2
    Artifact: Magic Shield (Pot 2; Activatable), Mana 11/11
    Combat Stats

    Defense: 2 (Wits/Dex)
    Initiative: 4
    Speed: 9
    Belle Scenes
     
     
     
      Add Mind 1 to Supernal Vision, Sympathetic Spell: Scrying; WP to Scry, Improvised Casting: Ephemeral Image, Improvised Dispel Magic, Improvised Dispel Magic-2nd Cast, Rote Casting: Eye of the Mind, Rote Casting: Escape Hatch, Improvised Casting: Ward, Improv Casting: Counterspell Prime +WP, Mana/WP replicated from last attempt, WP to Stay Conscious, Improve Cast: Destroy the Threads
     Rote Casting: Ephemeral Image, 

    2
    OCC
    2
    PRE

    Belle's newfound athletic confidence notwithstanding, it looks like the order of the day is violence. "So uncivilized."

    1 success

    Calling upon her earlier Space magic, Belle warps her blade through the darkness to hopefully score a hit on what Corn calls a Banisher. If Corn was right, that raises the stakes greatly.

    PRP-Treasure Hunt stats
    stats
    PRP: Doomsayer in Training Artifact
    Pattern Spells: Supernal Vision (Pot 2)

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  9. #145
    Corn's Avatar
    Presence
    Status (academic)
    Corn

    Nimbus: Light purple aura and a scent of freshly dug earth after a rain.
    Status (Academics) 1.
    Bookstore employee.
    PRP: Treasure Hunt

    H:
    Mana
    WP
    Armor 0, Defense 2

    Active Spells: 0/6
    Personal Spells: 0/3
    Vulgar Spells: 0
    Corn Scenes
     
     
     
      spell, previous spells not recorded!, WP spent on roll, reducing paradox dice, Paradox mitigation, Manadox!
     

    2
    PRE

    Something flied overhead, hopefully Aurora , the banisher was doing his thing probably being slowly consumed by paradox and threatening to bring in an anomaly that would make their expedition that much harder and Belle was approaching the madman.
    Whether that guy actually escaped or not, Corn didn't know. The problem with bat-crazy mages was that you couldn't trust what they said. An "ah ah!" and some breaking noise was not enough to convince Corn that their enemy was out.


    He could try to get handles on the wall and climb up, but he wanted to see how the others would handle the situation. Changing the properties of the area to allow piezoluminescence and some light would strain him and bring him closer to a beating by the Abyss. He wanted some distance from the mage and remain out of his sight but wanted to be able to act in case the newcomer overpowered Belle unlikely as this was. Belle had her cellphone on, so he could at least see her.

    Since he would need the pump to create light or climb or deal with the newcomer, Corn starts speaking in high speech.
    For scene effects, see Minisheet. No monthly rituals at this time.
    Occult 3, gnosis 3.

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  11. #146
    Aurora's Avatar
    Aurora
    Spells
    Striking Looks
    (Riveting)
    Presence
    (Confident)
    Fame
    (Entertainment)
    Madison Cross
    (Sleeper ID)
    Aurora
    Aurora

    Dedicated Magical Tool

    Multicolored copper bracelet with intricate loops winding around her right wrist.
    Nimbus

    The sweet, fragrant smells of roses mixed with lilacs emanate from her as she casts magic. The scent intensifies, bordering on intoxicating, when Life magic is cast. When Aurora casts Vulgar magic, the scent takes a nasty turn, to the putrid, nauseating odor of a rotting corpse. The stronger the magic, the more those around want to retch at the smell.
    Monthly Spells

    Monthly spells done on character sheet.


    Pulse of the Living World[POT 6]
    Organic Resilience[POT 6]
    (PrP Treasure Hunt)

    Active Spells: 1/6
    [Detect Substance]Bone
    Personal Spells: 2/3
    Vulgar:
    Mana:6/8
    WP:3
    Aurora Scenes
     
     
      Improvised Spell, Transform Self, Greater Shapechanging, -1 Mana spell -1 WP
     

    2
    FAME
    +1
    SL
    4
    PRE

    Looking at the enemy(?), she realized he was going to keep being a problem until they stopped him.

    Now, for her, that could go a few different ways. Turning him into something that would kill him. But she remembered that Corn said not to kill the guy. Why…she didn’t fucking know. But she’d play nice.

    For now.

    But the damage he was already taking? Made it hard to not add a bit more to it. Technically she could heal him. Or they could leave his corpse to rot. Either or.

    Whatever. She calls upon her Life magic, triggering the guy to sleep. That should shut him up and allow them to work. If they needed something more, well, she could do that.

    failure

    4 successes


    **With a touch (or at sensory distance if Life 3 is used) the mystagogue can put one target life form to sleep.(Aurora is using the appropriate level to cast at sensory)


    Stats


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  13. #147


    Belle uses the light of her cellphone to walk back from where they came. It wasn't a huge distance, but even her Space-Magic couldn't make her take shots in absolute darkness. Once close enough to make out the other Mage she struck - with as much (or little) effect as last time. This time she at least was able to see the other party's Magical Armor absorbing the attack.

    Corn powered up his next move while Aurora took matters into her own hand. The Master of Life formed the Imago while still in her owl form and willed it into existence with ease.

    1 success


    To say the intruder couldn't catch a break would be untrue - in fact, he wasn't even able to stand up before falling asleep again. And somehow Aurora even made it look easy.
    Maybe now the Mystagogues could focus on the thing they were here for.

    The target is asleep for now and not awakened by loud noise or slight movement. This means that you're no longer in combat.

    You're still in the dark, Aurora is an owl and so far the only one to know what else is in this tomb.

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  15. #148
    Belle's Avatar
    Rose Among Thorns
    Doomsayer In Training
    Presence
    (Friendly)
    Direction Sense
    (I Know The Way)
    Danger Sense
    (Spidey Adjacent)
    Occultation
    (Blinded by Thorns)
    Belle

    Nimbus: Cracks in space appear just over her skin, shaped like toothy, hellish maws. If she's extra and especially angry, those maws will speak.
    PRP Stats

    [2R] Supernal Sight
    1/5 Personal Spells
    0/3 Vulgar Spells
    Health
    Mana: 9/9
    WP: 3/3
    Armor: 0
    Defense: 2
    Artifact: Magic Shield (Pot 2; Activatable), Mana 11/11
    Combat Stats

    Defense: 2 (Wits/Dex)
    Initiative: 4
    Speed: 9
    Belle Scenes
     
     
     
      Add Mind 1 to Supernal Vision, Sympathetic Spell: Scrying; WP to Scry, Improvised Casting: Ephemeral Image, Improvised Dispel Magic, Improvised Dispel Magic-2nd Cast, Rote Casting: Eye of the Mind, Rote Casting: Escape Hatch, Improvised Casting: Ward, Improv Casting: Counterspell Prime +WP, Mana/WP replicated from last attempt, WP to Stay Conscious, Improve Cast: Destroy the Threads
     Rote Casting: Ephemeral Image, 

    2
    OCC
    2
    PRE

    Belle's mind was doing some serious words per minute, and none of those words were nice ones. Now she knew the bastard had some kind of Mage Armor up, which meant she was up a bit of a creek as far as offense was concerned. She prepares to hold her ground and buy time for Corn to come up with another clutch strategy when the guy suddenly just...dozes off...

    What the hell?

    She simultaneously hated and loved how easy this team was making things. "Okay, nice catch." Was that Corn again?

    2 successes

    Belle decides to focus on the environment now that the immediate threat has been dealt with. She scans with her phone light to get a closer look down the tunnel where they'd left Aurora. She spies an owl flying overhead and it takes a second, but she realizes their guardian angel had been pushing some extra clutch assistance. "Maddie, remind me I owe you a beer sometime."

    PRP-Treasure Hunt stats
    stats
    PRP: Doomsayer in Training Artifact
    Pattern Spells: Supernal Vision (Pot 2)

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  17. #149
    Corn's Avatar
    Presence
    Status (academic)
    Corn

    Nimbus: Light purple aura and a scent of freshly dug earth after a rain.
    Status (Academics) 1.
    Bookstore employee.
    PRP: Treasure Hunt

    H:
    Mana
    WP
    Armor 0, Defense 2

    Active Spells: 0/6
    Personal Spells: 0/3
    Vulgar Spells: 0
    Corn Scenes
     
     
     
      spell, previous spells not recorded!, WP spent on roll, reducing paradox dice, Paradox mitigation, Manadox!
     

    2
    PRE

    Did Belle offer to buy Aurora of all people a beer ? Regardless, the girls seem to have the issue in hand. He hopes the guy is neither dead nor dying as a fish out of the water - a bad death.
    Time to shed some light on the reason that they are here...

    Corn drops the spell that kept the enemy trapped. It's not immediately followed by screams so he guessed that's good. He braced for a brush with the Abyss as he let his imago of the walls and ground around him getting strong piezolumnisence to pass in the world, and he was putting up a lot this time... but the Abyss was probably busy with the other guy.

    failure

    2 successes


    As he felt the spell overlapping with the fallen reality, he called out to his allies "If that guy is incapacitated, please check him for a flashlight! And perhaps take some of his hair for tracking, just in case Phoenyx or Winter want to have a word with him about his desire to cleanse people like us."
    He hoped the pressure he was applying on the floor - and the wall meeting with the floor, would give enough light to see... what there was to see. But even if that was the case, it would be better to have a flashlight.
    For scene effects, see Minisheet. No monthly rituals at this time.
    Occult 3, gnosis 3.

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  19. #150
    Aurora's Avatar
    Aurora
    Spells
    Striking Looks
    (Riveting)
    Presence
    (Confident)
    Fame
    (Entertainment)
    Madison Cross
    (Sleeper ID)
    Aurora
    Aurora

    Dedicated Magical Tool

    Multicolored copper bracelet with intricate loops winding around her right wrist.
    Nimbus

    The sweet, fragrant smells of roses mixed with lilacs emanate from her as she casts magic. The scent intensifies, bordering on intoxicating, when Life magic is cast. When Aurora casts Vulgar magic, the scent takes a nasty turn, to the putrid, nauseating odor of a rotting corpse. The stronger the magic, the more those around want to retch at the smell.
    Monthly Spells

    Monthly spells done on character sheet.


    Pulse of the Living World[POT 6]
    Organic Resilience[POT 6]
    (PrP Treasure Hunt)

    Active Spells: 1/6
    [Detect Substance]Bone
    Personal Spells: 2/3
    Vulgar:
    Mana:6/8
    WP:3
    Aurora Scenes
     
     
      Improvised Spell, Transform Self, Greater Shapechanging, -1 Mana spell -1 WP
     

    (Greater Shapechanging)Mana 1 Spent
    2
    FAME
    +1
    SL
    4
    PRE

    And there it was.

    Sweet silence. No more crazy guy screaming about random bullshit and getting in the way. If they needed him dead, she could handle that later. For now, she was just glad they could focus.

    The owl looks to Belle, unable to reply, but continues to fly around. She heard her, she understood her, and they could discuss later.

    Now.

    Where was Corn?

    Hearing his voice, she flies over to where he is, circling him for a second. Making sure she was seen before setting to work.

    Get Corn transformed and up to the ledge.

    She was playing dangerously with the Abyss today. They were becoming intimate at this point. But, you do what you have to. Time for Corn to fly. She drops her shield, feeling the strain on herself.

    The universe bit back hard this time. Aurora allowing the backlash to be absorbed into her body. The pain was real, and she feels her taloned feet clenching. She was going to look rough in her human form after this.

    But the spell took, not as artfully as before, but whatever. She was done with this and had to get his ass up there.

    3 successes

    1 success



    Stats



    Aurora casts Greater Shapechanging on Corn, turning him into an Owl. Action: Instant and contested; target get rolls Stamina + Gnosis reflexively per the Wiki. Not sure if it matters if he is willing or not...lol!

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