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    Suzaku
  • Birthday 05/31/1988

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  1. "Mmmm... it's always nice to hear people confirm their humanity for you before you charge in," the darker dressed of the duo spoke with a sad smile. "In this world, you're going to see some things- experience some things whether you want to or not. Regardless of how hard we push ourselves, there's bound to be two more people down on the first floor too scared to take a step outside the town of beginnings. Until they do, either because someone makes them, or because something happens that pushes them too far. And they're either going to face that challenge, or it's going to break them. Aincrad can make up for error as much as any algorithm can, but it can't erase bad decisions, and it can't make up for our inherent weaknesses as people." Alkor scratched his head a little as he glanced over at Chase. The man was nervous to a fault, but the older man (a new revelation) was never quite sure of why. "...when I logged in, I was 23. I guess that means I missed out on halfway to fifty, or whatever," he shrugged. For Thom, aging had started to shift from rite of passage to fact of life. They were all on a timer, and no amount of presents really made that any less morbid. People have died in this world. More people will die, and the only way to stop that is to win. Don't try to take it all on yourself. There really was no better way to say it, but those were words Chase didn't seem ready for. Or, perhaps they were words that an optimist never wanted to hear. Alkor had seen that death for himself. He'd come closer to it than most other Players could confess. Most of the Frontliners now had seen it all, and even worse. The truth would come for both of them, whether they were ready for it or not. Alkor didn't need to play Hermes today. "Yeah, I'm ready when you are," he answered finally. ChaseR: HP: 1070/1070 (+60) | EN: 104/104 | DMG: 18 | EVA: 3 | ACC: 3 | MIT: 43 | BH: 32 | FRZ: 24 | BLD: 24 | V.(DEF): 53 | HBS: 16 | LD: 2 Alkor: HP: 670/670 | EN: 37/65 | DMG: 10 | EVA: 1 | ACC: 4 | MIT: 48 | BLI: 24
  2. "It's not a bad thing to turn everything into a numbers game, but there are other factors at play. Human error is probably the biggest of them," Alkor told Chase as the man finished his tirade about his skills, items, and statistics. Sure, all of those things were factors that tilted circumstances in his favor. Given that all it took was for Alkor to run in first and leave the other man in the dust for the enemies to get ahead and hopelessly focused on the lesser of the two of them, Alkor remained mindful of what could be. Even if he was smart enough that it never would. "I've played enough games that sharer traits with Sword Art Online to know the base template for MMOs is 'run away with the mobs attention and no tank can save you.' That's why I usually let the Tank build up a steady threat meter before I rush in. In earlier systems, especially ones where death wasn't permanent, the tank would often let overzealous DPS die to teach them a lesson about teamwork and patience. Needless to say, I'm sure people other than me have seen that firsthand. And no one wants to be responsible for it here." ChaseR: HP: 981/1070 | EN: 58/104| DMG: 18 | EVA: 3 | ACC: 3 | MIT: 43 | BH: 32 | FRZ: 24 | BLD: 24 | V.(DEF): 53 | HBS: 16 | LD: 2 Alkor: HP: 670/670 | EN: 37/65 (+1) | DMG: 10 | EVA: 1 | ACC: 4 | MIT: 48 | BLI: 24
  3. The Players did not falter as their attacks rent through the second of the Vanguard who dared to mock their efforts. On high, the Dragon that led them was savaged by the Frontliners, and now even the nominally weaker Players bared their teeth. It was a testament to the fortitude of those trapped within Aincrad. They had survived this long: it would take far more than a few sucker punches to fell them. He turned now on the Mage, the very first to fall and rise again. Alkor knew that trick. It was something that they shared, though only one of them knew it. The difference was that there could only be one true Phoenix. His blade burned bright with the blessings of the cosmos, and as he struck with extreme force, the blade resounded with its meteoric impact. ID# 169026 Battle: 10 <Critical!!> [Holy activates] [Blight activates] 24 [2 turns] [Toxic Venom activates] 16 [3 turns] 14 + 2 + 4 = 20 × 11 = 220 - 25 = 195 DMG to Undying Mage [H:1/0/1/0] ChaseR HP: 920/920 | EN: 62/90 | 18 DMG | 5 ACC | 5 EVA | 73 MIT | 9 BH | FRZ | 24 BLD | 46 V-DEF | 16 HS [H:4/1/2/1] Alkor HP: 650/650 | EN: 45/64 (-11) | 14 DMG | 6 ACC | 3 EVA | 78 MIT | 24 BLI [H:0/1/2/0] Gaius HP: 580/580 | EN: 34/58 | 21 DMG | 2 ACC | 2 EVA | 30 MIT | 2 HM | 2 LM | 1 REC [H:2/2/1/1] Vigilon HP: 820/820 | EN: 58/92 | 20 DMG | 4 ACC | 4 EVA | 46 MIT | PARA | 24 BLD | SNK-VNM [H:0/1/0/0] Krysta HP: 660/660 | EN: 40/66 | 17 DMG | 3 ACC | 2 EVA | 64 MIT | 36 THN | 6 BH | 2 REC | PAR | 24 BLD | FRZ [H:0/0/0/1] Shay HP: 620/620 | EN: 39/62 | 20 DMG | 6 ACC | 5 EVA | 12 MIT | 24 BLD | 2 REC [H:2/1/0/2] Dazia HP: 560/560 | EN 4/54 | 16 DMG | 4 ACC | 4 EVA | 58 MIT | 24 BRN [H:14/19/19/8] Eruda HP: 750/750 | EN: 42/72 | 6 DMG | 2 ACC | 2 EVA | 114 MIT | 24 BLD | TAUNT | 36 THN | 1 REC | 15 BH | DoT -25% [H:0/3/1/0] Griswold HP: 650/650 | EN: 40/62 | 12 DMG | 5 ACC | 114 MIT | 36 THN | 1 REC [H:3/0/2/1] Setsuna HP: 620/620 | EN: 16/62 | 17 DMG | 5 ACC | 5 EVA | 10 MIT [H:2/0/1/3] Kasumi HP: 620/620 | EN: 2/62 | 18 DMG | 5 ACC | 5 EVA | 22 MIT | BLD: 24 [H:2/2/2/3] Sam HP: 640/640 | EN: 14/64 | 21 DMG | 5 ACC | 2 EVA | 30 MIT | 24 BLD | 2 REC [H:0/0/0/0] Simmone HP: 620/620 | EN: 40/62 | 4 DMG | 5 ACC | 3 EVA | 30 MIT | 12 BLD | 2 REC | KEEN [H:0/0/0/0] Shiina HP: 526/620 | EN: 47/62 | 4 DMG | 2 ACC | 2 EVA | 57 MIT | 1 MEND | 2 REC | 3 LD
  4. They sat for a moment, and Chase visibly vented frustration. It was the first time Alkor had seen any type of heated or overly animated emotion from the other man. Thus far, Alkor's own anger had been kept in check. He had a tendency to blow up when things started to go south, but it took more than one or two frustrations to start pouring gasoline on that fire. He was working on using it to his advantage, but he still had a long way to go before he could stifle it outwardly. Chase displayed obvious concerns about Alkor with the increased difficulty of the enemies, but the lower leveled Player seemed largely ambivalent. "Yeah, they don't seem like the friendliest bunch," he admitted, "but for the most part, I can handle myself. Between the two of us, provided we work fast, we won't have to worry about getting overwhelmed. We'll just have to be prudent about how much aggro we let the stronger creatures get, and on who." Obviously, he was inferring himself, but he didn't want to draw attention to the possibility of him dragging the group down. "On the other hand, this is a good chance to calibrate teamwork and learn each others strengths. The enemies don't just lay down and die on us." ChaseR: HP: 981/1070 | EN: 58/104| DMG: 18 | EVA: 3 | ACC: 3 | MIT: 43 | BH: 32 | FRZ: 24 | BLD: 24 | V.(DEF): 53 | HBS: 16 | LD: 2 Alkor: HP: 670/670 | EN: 36/65 (+1) | DMG: 10 | EVA: 1 | ACC: 4 | MIT: 48 | BLI: 24
  5. Alkor

    [PP - F3] The Cult of the Dragon

    Thread Complete! Lessa gains [1 (thread) + 1 (quest) + 1 (bonus)] 3 SP and 525 Col Alkor gains [1 (thread) + 1 (quest) + 1 (bonus)] 3 SP and 525 Col
  6. Alkor

    [PP - F3] The Cult of the Dragon

    Lessa ran in and delivered her own powerful AoE attack. The second cultist dropped as quickly and expired as pitifully as the first, but the dragon hatchling endured. When she called for him to take charge, he rushed forward from behind her and leapt upward, his blade glistening a sunset orange. When Alkor brought his weapon to bear, he unleashed a string of ferocious slashes that tore into the beast's flesh and sent data streaming away like spurts of blood from a fountain of gore. The swordsman landed with both feet against the creature's chest, bearing down on it with all of his weight and forcing it backward, looking to take it off balance and send it careening into the floor. Its health bar exploded into small fragments as it disappeared from view, and Alkor glanced toward Lessa with a slight nod. "Looks like we got this in the bag," he commented.
  7. Just as hope seemed lost, the confidence of the Vanguard before them splintered. By some stroke of luck or unforeseen proper action, one of the seemingly unrelenting enemies... relented. Alkor saw the rally coming as the Players carved through more Health bars and sought to bring down yet another of the deranged monstrosities. This is it, he inhaled sharply, and instead of crying out, this time he opted to lead by example. The darkly dressed swordsman lashed out with a series of powerful slashes that took the enemy from multiple angles. Alkor tore around to the other side of the creature, ready to follow through. This war would be theirs. ID# 168671 Battle: 5 (+6) <hit> 14×11= 154-50= 104 damage to Resurgent Berserker [H:1/0/1/0] ChaseR HP: 920/920 | EN: 62/90 | 18 DMG | 5 ACC | 5 EVA | 73 MIT | 9 BH | FRZ | 24 BLD | 46 V-DEF | 16 HS [H:4/1/2/1] Alkor HP: 650/650 | EN: 35/64 | 14 DMG | 6 ACC | 3 EVA | 78 MIT | 24 BLI [H:0/1/2/0] Gaius HP: 580/580 | EN: 34/58 | 21 DMG | 2 ACC | 2 EVA | 30 MIT | 2 HM | 2 LM | 1 REC [H:2/2/1/1] Vigilon HP: 820/820 | EN: 59/92 | 20 DMG | 4 ACC | 4 EVA | 46 MIT | PARA | 24 BLD | SNK-VNM [H:0/1/0/0] Krysta HP: 660/660 | EN: 44/66 | 17 DMG | 3 ACC | 2 EVA | 64 MIT | 36 THN | 6 BH | 2 REC | PAR | 24 BLD | FRZ [H:0/0/0/1] Shay HP: 620/620 | EN: 38/62 -(2)+3 | 20 DMG | 6 ACC | 5 EVA | 12 MIT | 24 BLD | 2 REC [H:1/1/0/2] Dazia HP: 560/560 | EN 16/54 | 16 DMG | 4 ACC | 4 EVA | 58 MIT | 24 BRN [H:8/14/14/8] Eruda HP: 740/750 | EN: 49/72 | 6 DMG | 2 ACC | 2 EVA | 114 MIT | 24 BLD | TAUNT | 36 THN | 1 REC | 15 BH | DoT -25% [H:0/3/0/0] Griswold HP: 650/650 | EN: 48/62 | 12 DMG | 5 ACC | 114 MIT | 36 THN | 1 REC [H:3/0/0/1] Setsuna HP: 620/620 | EN: 27/62 | 17 DMG | 5 ACC | 5 EVA | 10 MIT [H:2/0/1/3] Kasumi HP: 620/620 | EN: 17/62 | 18 DMG | 5 ACC | 5 EVA | 22 MIT | BLD: 24 [H:1/2/2/3] Sam HP: 640/640 | EN: 16/64 | 21 DMG | 5 ACC | 2 EVA | 30 MIT | 24 BLD | 2 REC [H:0/0/0/0] Simmone HP: 620/620 | EN: 48/62 | 4 DMG | 5 ACC | 3 EVA | 30 MIT | 12 BLD | 2 REC | KEEN [H:0/0/0/0] Shiina HP: 427/620 [-193] | EN: 54/62 | 4 DMG | 2 ACC | 2 EVA | 57 MIT | 1 MEND | 2 REC | 3 LD
  8. They saw the health bars rise again, and morale floundered. The entire group was racing to deal as much damage as possible, but the heals continued. Flashes of red light and the reconstitution of shattered crystals bore down on them like extreme gravity. Alkor looked around and saw various responses. Surprise, anger, confusion- but no coordination. He counseled others to comserve their energy, but the vacant glances in his direction said everything he needed to know. There was no discipline in this group. They weren't tried by fire- they were in the fire, and they were being tried- but he had no faith in their ability to pass the test. He realized that the only course here was to continue forward, whether or not the odds were in his favor. To survive, he would just have to fight to the end. His attack went wide of the healer, a surprisingly fleet footed enemy that had proven to be perhaps the biggest thorn in their side. Alkor sneered as he shook of his frustration. He had to hold on to the hope that they would rally and work together.
  9. Only one enemy remained standing after Chase cleared the way. Alkor knew the same frustration of not being able to hit the target. It was why he became so obsessed with improving his accuracy and his damage. He wanted to be the very best damage dealer that he could. There was a certain pride in it for him, and doubtless that same fire burned hot inside the other man. Though they were fundamentally different in how they approached things- Alkor a stoic and Chase a more flighty, avoidant, almost awkward type of guy- they could relate in how they wanted to do their absolute best. So, to back him up, Alkor rushed forward with one of his single target sword arts, and as Chase followed through and cleared out of the way, Alkor jumped over the other man's head and brought Blightsteel sundering down on the doomed pirate from above. The damage was more than enough to do the job, but Alkor wanted to make sure. As pixels rose like ashes from a smoldering fire, he rose once more to his feet. "Nailed it," he commented. "We did it." #ID 168301 Battle: 7 ChaseR: HP: 921/1070 | EN: 57/104 | DMG: 18 | EVA: 3 | ACC: 3 | MIT: 43 | BH: 32 | FRZ: 24 | BLD: 24 | V.(DEF): 53 | HBS: 16 | LD: 2 Alkor: HP: 670/670 | EN: 35/65 (-9) | DMG: 10 | EVA: 1 | ACC: 4 | MIT: 48 | BLI: 24 Pirate Deckhand 3: HP: 0/250 (-50) | DMG: 85 | MIT: 40
  10. Alkor heard the call and glanced at his HUD. The enemy afflicted with Blight from his critical hit was still ticking away, and it's health bar had dwindled to where he could barely see it. That pirate wouldn't survive the next several seconds. So, with only two "real" targets, Alkor prioritized one in order to sustain damage dealt. Every plausible target was in the red now, so realistically, as long as they were able to hit one of them, they were free and clear. It was far more manageable now, with most of the targets taken care of. "Now this seems more exciting," Alkor muttered. "It'd only be better if I could manage to do more damage to them." He was starting to feel like he was getting carried again, but he was doing just enough that his confidence hadn't suffered a blow yet. "You should be clear!" ID# 168239 Battle: 6 <hit> [4,4,2] ChaseR: HP: 860/1070 (+48, -132) | EN: 67/104 (+1, -15) | DMG: 18 | EVA: 3 | ACC: 3 | MIT: 43 | BH: 32 | FRZ: 24 | BLD: 24 | V.(DEF): 53 | HBS: 16 | LD: 2 [0,2,0] Alkor: HP: 670/670 | EN: 43/65 | DMG: 10 | EVA: 1 | ACC: 4 | MIT: 48 | BLI: 24 Pirate Deckhand 3: HP: 2/250 (-72) | DMG: 85 | MIT: 40 Pirate Deckhand 4: HP: 15/250 (-200) | DMG: 85 | MIT: 40 | BLI 24 [1/2] Pirate Deckhand 5: HP: 74/250 (-176) | DMG: 85 | MIT: 40
  11. Alkor

    [SP-F7] What He can see

    ID# 168215 Craft: 8 <3/3> COMPLETE
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