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  1. Ronnel

    <<Let there Be Light>> A Mothers Love

    Ronnel watched as the duo disappeared down one of the city streets and hummed slightly. A second time round, this time the parting felt more.. Satisfying? Like he had actually done something and accomplished something, not like last time when he had gotten lost and been utterly useless.. His eyes flicked to Mari as she spoke and he rubbed the back of his head with one hand, wincing when he felt his fingers get tangled on the pigtails that Chloe had braided into his hair. He grumbled and started undoing them as he gave a light shrug. "For now at least. You've probably had your fill of my scrubby self by now and I ain't the kind to impose overmuch." He gave up fixing his hair for now - he'd need a mirror to see it and get it done properly. "But don't hesitate to drop me a message if you need something or just want to chat. It's a standing offer and I won't judge." He didn't really think Mari would actually take him up on the offer - but he was honest about it. And if she did, that would be great. "Thanks for having me along Mari. Stay safe." He gave her a quirked smile and started to make his way to the inn he was currently staying in.
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    <<Let there Be Light>> A Mothers Love

    Ronnel hummed for a moment softly, and gave her a slow nod. "Parents can be role models." He pitched his voice loud enough for Chloe to blink and pause in her activity, as she listened. "You want to try to be like them, try to impress them because you know they love you." Then he bounced his shoulders making the girl giggle, and shook his head, flipping his hair against her until she was distracted. Then his gaze turned to Mari and he spoke softer. "And sometimes, they're a role model of what you don't want to be like. For what it's worth - if what happened has affected you this much, it's pretty apparent you loved her. And I'm sure it is, was, reciprocated. Wait." Ronnel blinked as he felt a tugging on his scalp. "Chloe, what are you doing?" His answer was a giggle and silence. He turned his dark eyes towards Mari. "Mari, what is she doing? Mari?"
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    <<Let there Be Light>> A Mothers Love

    "And she'll be happy to hear all about it from you." Ronnel lifted the girl up and settled her onto his shoulders. Her tiny hands curled up into his hair and she began humming happily to herself as the trio made their way through the tunnels of the cave. The man relaxed infinitesimally once she was secure and then followed after Mari. When she spoke, his eyes flicked to her for a moment. Thankfully it seemed like the woman was quiet enough that the girl humming above him didn't notice, and he gave a slow nod, chewing on his lip for a moment as he considered how to respond. It was a heavy thing - but the mission was dear to him too. "I stumbled across it the first time before I even really knew what it was." His voice was soft. "If I'd known then, I probably would have done the same and avoided it. But -" He bit his lip before pressing on. "Kind of the inverse. Growing up, my parents were pretty distant. So caring parents.." Were hard for him to see, to be near. It made something inside ache in a way that never really stopped. He shook his head, drawing a whine from the girl on his shoulders until she resumed humming and fiddling with his hair. "But family is important. I can't turn away from that." There was absolutely no way he would be like his parents had been. Discarding a child as soon as it was convenient.
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    <<Let there Be Light>> A Mothers Love

    Ronnel spun Varathra over in his hands before dropping the spear unto his inventory, clapping his hands together as Mari knelt next to Chloe. This had gone well - thankfully Mari had been able to finish the bat off before it had gotten an attack in, since the man didn't want to see the girl cry because both of them had been hurt. As things were - "Yep. Old man bats are no match for Mari or the.. Puppy Shield." He finished with a slightly tight smile before tilting his head in acknowledgement to Mari. The orange player still didn't seem too sure of him or was just uncomfortable with speaking, either way he wasn't going to press the matter. "Now, Chloe, how about we leave this smelly old cave? I know your mom is waiting for you." A slight pang hit his chest - he doubted his own mother cared that he'd been trapped in this death game for two years. But he kept that pain bottled up, not about to dump it on an NPC child or Mari, who he barely knew. @Mari
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    <<Let there Be Light>> A Mothers Love

    Ronnel felt the girl's body tremble when the bat's appeared - right. These bat's had been keeping the girl captive for however long, of course she'd be scared of them. But as the first one burst into data, she started to relax, trusting in Mari. That relief vanished when the second bat struck, sinking its teeth into Mari's forearm before shooting backwards, flapping its wings as it moved away. His eyes tracked the beast as it pulled away from Mari, towards the two of them. He knew Mari was tougher than he was, had more health and armor - but even so he did not like seeing others get hurt. The only thing that kept him from leaping into the fight as soon as the second bat had appeared at the same time was his duty to protect Chloe. He shifted slightly, tensing up on his leg as the bat drew closer to them. Ronnel felt another tremor roll through him as Chloe clutched at the back of his shirt and he narrowed his eyes. A gust of wind from the wings swept over them and the girl let out a shriek. "Protect me Puppy Shield!" Her voice was high pitched, a shriek of fear. She drew away from him, and over his shoulder he could see the little girl curling in on herself in fright. His face set. His knuckles turned white on Varathra. A heartbeat, a breathe in - and then he burst into motion. His armor glittered in the faint light of the cave as he darted into place firmly between the bat and the child. The twin-bladed spear swept up - he didn't use a Sword Art here - he wasn't the slayer. He was the shield. But even so - fury drove his muscles, as he thought of a little girl he missed dearly hiding behind him instead. The bat let out a loud shrieking cry of pain as it flew forwards, its body quivering in agony as a large wound opened up on it. "You will not touch her." Ronnel spat out as he set himself between bat and child. Dark wings beat the air as the beast reoriented itself, focusing on the spear-wielder.
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    <<Let there Be Light>> A Mothers Love

    "Do I need to get a tag that says 'not a dog or something?" Ronnel murmured to himself and shook his head with a laugh. There was something odd about Mari' s behavior, almost hesitant at times but yet… almost motherly. He rubbed his chest for a moment before kneeling down and smiling brightly at the little girl. "Come on over here Chloe - Mari needs her hands free so she can help keep you safe and stop the bad things, alright?" "Why can't you do it and let me stay with Mari?" From the corner of his eye he saw Mari flinch again, just a little. Instead he laughed and tapped his chest. "Well, it's because I'm a big strong shield, right? Do you attack with shields?" Chloe paused for a moment her brow furrowing before she shook her head. "Nuh uh, that'd be silly!" "Exactly!" Slowly, the girl peeled herself away from Mari, reluctantly, before trotting over to where Ronnel was kneeling. He took one of her hands and placed it on his head, and she giggled as she rubbed his hair. "He is like a dog Miss Mari!" The girl beamed bright and cheery at Mari, as Ronnel hid an exasperated look from the child.
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    <<Let there Be Light>> A Mothers Love

    Ronnel took in a slow breath and let it out, rocking his neck from side to side to crack it. He wasn't looking forward to going back into the cave to fight yet more bats - but he also was not about to turn his back on the lost child, or on Mari asking for his help whatever her reason might have been. He stilled when he heard the echoes of a cry coming through the cave system, and he bit back a curse before pressing onwards. Cordelia's blunt, uncaring demeanor had kept him off balance last time, on top of the fact that he barely knew what he was doing out here. He started moving swifter, his pace picking up as he delved into the depths of the dark cave. "It's also a bit silly but - this is a mission, one of the few I've seen, oriented on a family, reuniting them. It...resonates." He finally said, his voice cutting through the dark silence around them. The red-eyed man had noticed that there was something slightly off about Mari's demeanor right now, and he was trying to prompt it out of her without directly asking her. That seemed like a good way to antagonize her. So instead he would try to coax a conversation out of her. "Family is important." His eyes tried to pierce the gloom, searching - the bats would come first, guarding their captive.
  8. "Oh, goodness, Dracul, these are fine work." Ronnel rolled the Arx vial back and forth in his hands, the liquid sloshing inside as he stared at it in thought. this was - almost frustrating him, since he had yet to begin any kind of crafting. He slipped them into his inventory, then snapped his fingers. "Right, I doubt its very much for you, but aside from my company I don't have much to offer yet." That needed to change, but for now - well. All he could do was send him materials to compensate for the things he had crafted. His fingers flicked through menus and initiated the trade, before picking up the mug that Claudia had given him. "So!" The dark-haired man leaned back and grinned at Claudia, thanking her for the drink and sipping at it slowly. "I suppose I haven't had much cause to actually directly interact with the standard denizens." It hadn't been that long ago that he had been almost entirely keeping to himself, so maybe he just needed to see what the NPCs had developed into over the past two years. @Dracul @Geminorum
  9. "They did tout that the game would be just as immersive as real life as time went on - things learning in fights makes sense. We got this though." Ronnel encouraged @Dracul as the sword flashed through empty air. It did clue the spear-wielder in though that the wasp queen might start reading and predicting their attacks if they didn't change things up. But that was the advantage this kind of game offered them - he wasn't limited to selecting the same attack over and over again on a menu screen - he was as free to attack as he might have been in real life. A flicker and soft light ran across the dark haired man, and he felt an odd sense of relief as the damage dealt was soothed away. He flashed a cheery grin at @Solei. "Could always think about being a Paladin type kid, with a Lay On Hands ability." Ronnel chuckled, mostly to himself, as he turned his attention back to the monster. He popped his neck and dropped his spear low, Varathra's blades gleaming as he triggered a Sword Art.The Wasp Queen darted in, shrieking through the air, and his weapon swung up, slicing into the digital monster's flesh. It careened off to one side, rallying itself to come back - before a gout of blood shot down from the first wound. The beast hung in the air for a moment then shattered apart into a flurry of red data. "Excellent!"
  10. Ronnel was straightening up from the impact recovery when a blue blade flashed up in a Sword Art, slicing into the Wasp Queen and sending it reeling backwards. Good - build a tempo and keep it up, and try to keep the thing's focus on the two of them, not on the softer people behind them. He didn't want to find out what those claws or that jagged stinger would do to Claudia or Solei. The creature shrieked and Ronnel spun his spear around, bringing it back to bear. He braced one foot back and thrust upwards, the twin blades lancing forward in a stab that bit into the carapace of the Wasp again. As he landed the blow, a gush of blood washed down from the wasp queen as the bleed proc ticked over. "Thanks for the assist!" Ronnel called out as a soft light washed over him, and his HP counter ticked back upwards. It wasn't much but it was something - and it would be good practice for the boy if he wanted to be a healer in the future. Ronnel bit back a curse as the Wasp Queen let out another shriek and lashed out. The serrated claw rang out against the metal of Ronnel's armor, knocking him back a pair of steps. "Where's the Raid when you need it?" He laughed as he called out to the others.
  11. "I would be delighted to have a hot cocoa, Darius, thank you." Ronnel blinked and kept one eye on the new arrival as he leaned against the table. It seemed he was rowdy - or at least more than the others in the room were. Ronnel knew he wouldn't have been that casual around people he just yet, especially when the others were at least somewhat formal. "I go by the handle Ronnel here, @Geminorum, nice to meet you." Ronnel inclined his head to the new boy before focusing his gaze onto @Draculagain. He had forgotten to bring a greeting gift - if his parents knew they would have been mortified with him. Or, furious, depending on their mood. Either way, despite that oversight, it was pleasant to hear Dracul call it a friendly gathering. "Thankfully the mood in here, or at least the celebration, doesn't match out there. I felt out of place around the NPCs, celebrating a different holiday than I would even if it's at the same time frame." He chuckled and leaned back in his chair. "Though I suppose most of the celebrations around this time of year in games are about friends and sharing, right?"
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    Ronnel

    Skills 2H Assault Spear: Rank: Journeyman (2) SP: 13 Effect: +4 Damage, Rank 1/2 2HAS Sword Arts Sword Arts: Rank 1: [x1 AoE] Sonic Charge (1 Energy +2 per target hit) - A forward thrust which explodes energy at the end of the move. [x2 Stun] Twin Thrust (5 Energy) - A pair of quick thrusts aimed at the user's knees to immobilize them. [x2] Heft (2 Energy) - Lift the heavy end of the spear diagonally across your opponent from the ground, cutting their torso with the tip. Rank 2: [x3] Fatal Thrust (3 Energy) - A single powerful thrust. [x4 AoE] Hellish Twice (4 Energy +2 per target hit) - A pair of alternating sweeping motions which damages multiple targets. [x4] Mighty Charge (4 Energy) - Charge your opponent fiercely and impale them with your spearhead. Your opponent is then lifted up before being slammed into the ground from the momentum of your maneuver. Heavy Armor: Rank: Novice (1) SP: 5 Effect: +8 Mitigation Searching: Rank: Novice (1) SP: 5 Effect: +1 LD, +1 Stealth Detection Gatherer: SP: 10 Effect: Gives bonus materials on a successful out of combat search based on natural CD result CD 1: No bonus materials CD 2-5: 1 bonus material CD 6-9: 2 bonus materials CD 10-12: 3 bonus materials
  13. “This is fine work, Hannah.” As soon as Ronnel had taken it, his quest had completed. He blinked, as he hadn’t quite been expecting that accepting the gem would finish the quest without him actually pressing anything. Ah, well. He turned his attention back to the NPC since she hadn’t headed back inside after giving him the trinket. “You, ah, seem to be pretty skilled.” Ronnel blinked - there was another part to this quest? After it had set him against one ‘boss’ mob, there was something else? That… seemed interesting. “Could you deliver a package to a friend of mine, named Old Pete. He’s out on a nearby lake” Ronnel hummed in thought, wondering what profession the old man would have. Every other stage in this had him talking with someone from a specific profession - what would this ‘Pete’s’ be? “I can, yes.” Hannah clapped her hands together happily, and reached back inside to pull something from a shelf near her door. She handed the small, cloth wrapped bundle to the player with a smile. “Here you go! He’s expecting it somewhat soon, thank you ever so much!” Ronnel chuckled and pushed the bundle into his inventory. With a wave to the young woman, he departed, making his way back through the path through the grove.
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