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[F21 PP] <<Trouble in the Mines>> Baldur & Shield

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Passive [+1 EN] Battle Healing [+79 HP] Recovery - Craft: 1 [+0 EN] Meditation [4/5] Healer [4/4] Vengeful Riposte [3/3]

Action: Energize > Baldur [Shield: -10 EN, Baldur: +8 EN]

[H:0/0] Shield - HP: 1349/1590 | EN: 51/146 | DMG: 2 | MIT: 169 | EVA: -1 | THN: 99 | ENV: [9-10] 18/4 | BH: 79 | HLR: 135/4 | REC: 3 | LD: 9 | PRO: 0 | TNT
[H:0/0] Baldur - HP: 
975/1110 | EN: 56/108 | DMG: 24 | MIT: 79 | EVA: 3 | BLD: 36  | BH: 33 | ACC: 5

Drake Skins: 11/20

<< Drakeling 15 >> HP: 0/350 | DMG: 200 | MIT: 15 | ACC: 2 | EVA: 1 [Breath of Fire - Cooldown - 0/4]
<< Drakeling 16 >> HP: 251/350 | DMG: 200 | MIT: 15 | ACC: 2 | EVA: 1 [Breath of Fire - Cooldown - 1/4]

Drake Attacks:

Drakeling 16 - ID# 110603 results: MOB: 4 [+2+1=10 - Hit! 200-169=31 dmg, THN: 99 dmg]

"Baldur, are you feeling alright?" Shield asked, raising an eyebrow at him which, by all rights, should have been burned off long ago by the drake flames. "If that's a euphemism, it's one I'm unfamiliar with." He turned his attention to the end of his blade, focusing his thoughts and energy there, watching as the dot charged up into its full size and tossing it towards his companion. "One down, another to go, and then a million more after, right?" he jested, a little exasperated at just how many they had already had to mow through. "It's been a long time since I've grinded this many of the exact same mob without a break. Not that we can't handle it, but it does become a little tedious."

The remaining drake of the pair swooped down on him, clawing at Shield's arms with its hind legs. The damage registered, but immediately began to heal up, the scratches vanishing among the remaining burn marks. "You're going to have to do a little better than that to make a difference, small fry," he mocked, pushing it back with his shield.

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"Heh, sorry Shield. I knew it was an odd one as soon as it came out of my mouth."

Baldur glanced at the remaining drake, and activated <<San Ge>> making short work of the flying creature, and finding another skin.

"It's an old saying, from the guy who held the world record for winning the most Iron Man races. The world's most difficult triathlon."

Baldur turned to look at the next two who were preparing to attack them and readied himself to dodge the inevitable fire.

"He had an intense regimen, basically performing a quarter iron man every day. He was lean, and strong, and incredibly determined. He was so hungry for victory, he did everything he could think of to give him an edge, including WASHING HIS COTTAGE CHEESE. It eventually became an expression to mean that your dedication is so extreme, that ven for a guy who didn't need to count calories, he believed that every advantage was what he needed. Did it make a difference? Who knows, but he believe that if it did make a difference, he needed that edge."

The samurai turned to smile at the indomitable tank.

"So would the songs make a difference? Maybe, maybe not. But if they are the difference, I would rather have them then not. If if becomes the difference between someone living or dying, I want them."

@Shield

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Passive [+1 EN] Battle Healing [+33 HP

Action: San Ge [Baldur: -14 EN]
ID#110610 BD: 2+5-1=6 (hit) = Dead Drake
ID#110611 LD: 18 (+1 skin)

[H:0/0] Shield - HP: 1349/1590 | EN: 51/146 | DMG: 2 | MIT: 169 | EVA: -1 | THN: 99 | ENV: [9-10] 18/4 | BH: 79 | HLR: 135/4 | REC: 3 | LD: 9 | PRO: 0 | TNT
[H:0/0] Baldur - HP: 
1008/1110 | EN: 43/108 | DMG: 24 | MIT: 79 | EVA: 3 | BLD: 36  | BH: 33 | ACC: 5

Drake Skins: 12/20

<< Drakeling 16 >> HP: 251/350 | DMG: 200 | MIT: 15 | ACC: 2 | EVA: 1 [Breath of Fire - Cooldown - 1/4]

 

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Passive [+1 EN] Battle Healing [+79 HP] Recovery - Craft: 6 [+3 EN] Meditation [5/5] Healer [0/4]

Action: Energize > Baldur [Shield: -10 EN, Baldur: +8 EN]

Free Action: Healer [+135 HP]

[H:0/0] Shield - HP: 1361/1590 | EN: 45/146 | DMG: 2 | MIT: 169 | EVA: -1 | THN: 99 | ENV: [9-10] 18/4 | BH: 79 | HLR: 135/4 | REC: 3 | LD: 9 | PRO: 0 | TNT
[H:0/0] Baldur - HP: 
1008/1110 | EN: 51/108 | DMG: 24 | MIT: 79 | EVA: 3 | BLD: 36  | BH: 33 | ACC: 5

Drake Skins: 12/20

<< Drakeling 17 >> HP: 350/350 | DMG: 200 | MIT: 15 | ACC: 2 | EVA: 1 [Breath of Fire - Cooldown - 0/4]
<< Drakeling 18 >>
 HP: 350/350 | DMG: 200 | MIT: 15 | ACC: 2 | EVA: 1 [Breath of Fire - Cooldown - 0/4]

Attacks:

Drakeling 17

AoE vs. Shield - ID# 110612 results: MOB: 8 [+2+1=7 - Hit! 100 dmg]
AoE vs. Baldur - ID# 110613 results: MOB: 8 [+2-3=7 Hit! 100 dmg]

Drakeling 18

AoE vs. Shield - ID# 110614 results: MOB: 10 [+2+1=8 - Hit! 100+2=102 dmg]
AoE vs. Baldur - ID# 110615 results: MOB: 1 [Miss]

"I mean, is that about on par with fishing in dark caverns just to try to get at as many chests and pieces of armor as possible just for the slim chance of one of them maybe having an enhancement that adds to my build without having any that detract from it?" he called out, just spotting the approaching wings of more drakes flitting around the corner. "If so, I've washed my fair share of cottage cheese myself." He chuckled a little to himself at how ridiculous those words were coming out o his mouth.

His energy was running down, and fast. "It's going to be all you before long here, Baldur. I'm almost out!" He held out his blade, funneling a little more energy out, watching as his bar dipped down into the critical range, firing it off for Baldur just around the time that a new double wave of fire overtook them. Just before it hit, he felt the fangs of his familiar sink into his neck, and his health replenished nearly back to full. He dug in his feet and kept his ground, but his health by the end of it had dropped back down to right where it had been before. "Speaking of grinds..."

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"Yea, that does sound like washing the cottage cheese, especially if you continue using a consumable every time you identify."

Baldur saw as a few more drakes flew in, and both of the HP was fine, but their energy was low.

"That's fine. These things can't kill me before they're dead. Why don't you step back, and once they've used their fireball, take the time to focus on Meditation. If you can get me another energize, it should give us enough for another set of drakes after this one before needing to rest."

Just as he spoke, another pair of fireballs rocketed towards them. Baldur was able to dodge one, but landed in the middle of the second. The fire singed him, but did little to his very large health pool. With is accuracy and damage as it was, neither he nor Shield were in any danger, they just needed to keep their energy up and going as long as possible.

"Alright, here I go!"

Baldur crouched down and activated another <<charge>> for his <<San Ge>> and the crimson bands of the <<Muramasa>> blew through the Drake, shattering it into thousands of polygons.

"Damn, no drops from that one"


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Passive [+1 EN] Battle Healing [+33 HP

Action: San Ge [Baldur: -14 EN]

[H:0/0] Shield - HP: 1361/1590 | EN: 45/146 | DMG: 2 | MIT: 169 | EVA: -1 | THN: 99 | ENV: [9-10] 18/4 | BH: 79 | HLR: 135/4 | REC: 3 | LD: 9 | PRO: 0 | TNT
[H:0/0] Baldur - HP: 
1041/1110 | EN: 38/108 | DMG: 24 | MIT: 79 | EVA: 3 | BLD: 36  | BH: 33 | ACC: 5

Drake Skins: 12/20

<< Drakeling 17 >> HP: 350/350 | DMG: 200 | MIT: 15 | ACC: 2 | EVA: 1 [Breath of Fire - Cooldown - 0/4]
<< Drakeling 18 >>
 HP: 350/350 | DMG: 200 | MIT: 15 | ACC: 2 | EVA: 1 [Breath of Fire - Cooldown - 0/4]

Attacks:

ID# 110798 BD: 9 (Crit) = Dead Drake
ID# 110799 LD: 2 (no Skin)

Drakeling 18
Drake Skins: 12/20

 

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Passive [+1 EN] Battle Healing [+79 HP] Recovery - Craft: 12 [+3 EN] Meditation [5/5] Healer [1/4]

Action: Run Away! - ID# 110829 results: Loot: 10 [+0=10 - Partial Success: Monsters fail to attack]

[H:0/0] Shield - HP: 1361/1590 | EN: 49/146 | DMG: 2 | MIT: 169 | EVA: -1 | THN: 99 | ENV: [9-10] 18/4 | BH: 79 | HLR: 135/4 | REC: 3 | LD: 9 | PRO: 0 | TNT
[H:0/0] Baldur - HP: 
1008/1110 | EN: 51/108 | DMG: 24 | MIT: 79 | EVA: 3 | BLD: 36  | BH: 33 | ACC: 5

Drake Skins: 12/20

<< Drakeling 17 >> HP: 350/350 | DMG: 200 | MIT: 15 | ACC: 2 | EVA: 1 [Breath of Fire - Cooldown - 1/4]
<< Drakeling 18 >>
 HP: 350/350 | DMG: 200 | MIT: 15 | ACC: 2 | EVA: 1 [Breath of Fire - Cooldown - 1/4]

Attacks:

N/A

"I do use a consumable each time I go through my piles of gear, but I double up on my ID's with a Crafter's Respite so I get double the mileage," Shield added, his eyes flickering to their depleted energy bars once again. "So I'm still washing cottage cheese, but more efficiently. Maybe think like... putting my cottage cheese in the dish washer to do the hard work for me." The image was an odd one, and he was starting to think that he was making the conversation more strange than it already had been. "On a side note... I don't think Meditation is going to cut it. They can barely touch you. I need to buy about eighteen seconds. If I can get that, my energy will be back to full, and I can keep energizing you as long as need be."

He made a quick assessment of the drakeling's positions and spun on his left foot, darting for one of the nearby passages. The monsters turned over in midair and dove for him, and Shield had to drop to the ground and slide to avoid their attacks. Unfortunately, he had not given himself enough momentum for the maneuver to take him safely outside of the effective battlefield. Once the drakes were past him, he kipped back up onto his feet, but he was still no closer to an exit. "Make that twenty four seconds..."

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"Well then, I guess we'll call this one the last one."

Baldur crouched down in his very familiar position, the pre-motion required to activate his <<charge>> attack, and then followed by the pre-motion required to activate his <<San Ge>> katana sword art. The <<Muramasa>> began to glow with that vicious red light, before Baldur released the art, and the system took him over, moving his body at speeds no person could match. The slashes tore through the body of the <<Drakeling>> until all it seemed to be was covered in the red after image of Baldur's sword, or the exposed red wire-frame mesh that made up it's 3d sprite.

"I have to say, I feel so much better having buffed up for this quest now. It's a shame these last few drakes haven't given us what we're after, but at least we've moving through them must faster."

Baldur whipped the sword around in a while as if throwing invisible blood onto the floor before he sheathed the cursed weapon.

"But now I guess we need to wait and recover our energy."

@Shield

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Passive [+1 EN] Battle Healing [+33 HP

Action: San Ge vs Drakeling 18: [-14 Energy]
ID# 110932 BD: 8+5-1 = DEAD DRAKELING
ID# 110933 LD: 4 (No Draking skin found)

[H:0/0] Shield - HP: 1361/1590 | EN: 49/146 | DMG: 2 | MIT: 169 | EVA: -1 | THN: 99 | ENV: [9-10] 18/4 | BH: 79 | HLR: 135/4 | REC: 3 | LD: 9 | PRO: 0 | TNT
[H:0/0] Baldur - HP: 
1074/1110 | EN: 24/108 | DMG: 24 | MIT: 79 | EVA: 3 | BLD: 36  | BH: 33 | ACC: 5

Drake Skins: 12/20

<< Drakeling 18 >> HP: 350/350 | DMG: 200 | MIT: 15 | ACC: 2 | EVA: 1 [Breath of Fire - Cooldown - 1/4]  (No skins found)

 

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Passive [+45 HP] [+1 EN] Passive Energy Recovery [1/2]

Shield - HP: 1406/1590 | EN: 50/146 | DMG: 2 | MIT: 169 | EVA: -1 | THN: 99 | ENV: [9-10] 18/4 | BH: 79 | HLR: 135/4 | REC: 3 | LD: 9 | PRO: 0 | TNT

"We do," he said, leading the way around the corner away from where the enemies had been massing. "It never feels good to run away, but considering how many we've mowed through, I can't call that first wave a complete failure." He opened his menu, checking through the exact amount of skins they had managed so far. "All things considered, we're not doing too shabby. We've already blown the bare minimum out of the water. Twenty is more than doable at this point. Especially with that 'damned' blade of yours cutting them down as quick as they can."

He watched the energy counter tick back up, leaning against the wall of the mine shaft. "I suppose I'm not quite dead weight. You would have needed to recover energy far earlier than this. Who knows? You may have even taken a second attack by now," he chortled, marveling at the superior evasion of the samurai and how well it had served him in the fight. "I don't think Beat could do any better himself in this situation. Maybe Zandra, with her top tier AoE, but even that has its limits. She'd have run out of energy pretty quickly, so even that wouldn't have been a one-shot."

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[H:0/0] Baldur - HP: 1107/1110 | EN: 25/108 | DMG: 24 | MIT: 79 | EVA: 3 | BLD: 36  | BH: 33 | ACC: 5 (+1 Energy, +33 HP)

"Yea, this certainly hasn't gone as planned, but I think we've found something that works better. It's amazing how much a couple of spare rare buffs can help out. Now that we're capable of one-shotting them, you become a backup battery that let's me last much, much longer than I would be able to otherwise."

Baldur gave a soft chuckle, "but I'm definitely not volunteering to help anyone with this quest. It's not as bad as that quest I stumbled onto on the cave floor, <<Hidden Village>> but it it is certainly taking the cake for length and effort. But then, we are going for the bonus points."

Baldur sheathed the <<Muramasa>> and followed Shield away from the spawning ground of the <<Drakelings>>. Baldur didn't consider this retreating, rest was an essential piece of combat. He didn't remember who, just that it had been a Navy seal, who had told him rest was a weapon. 'Never run when you can walk, never walk when you can stand, never stand when you can sit, and never sit when you can sleep. Sleep was a weapon.' He had been speaking about a slightly different, situation... but not terribly so. People who did not rest, cracked. Or got reckless and died.

(out of combat 1/3)

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Passive [+45 HP] [+1 EN] Passive Energy Recovery [2/2]

Shield - HP: 1451/1590 | EN: 146/146 | DMG: 2 | MIT: 169 | EVA: -1 | THN: 99 | ENV: [9-10] 18/4 | BH: 79 | HLR: 135/4 | REC: 3 | LD: 9 | PRO: 0 | TNT

"Nothing ever goes exactly according to plan," Shield sighed, glancing around the dungeon of a mine that they were in. "I mean, did either of us plan to be stuck in this game?" He spat on the ground and wiped the side of his nose. "In any case, luck tends to favor the well prepared, so the fact that two of the best prepared of their builds made it this far despite the sheer numbers is unsurprising." Behind them, Shield could hear a beating of wings and a confused screeching. The players were well out of sight from the spawning ground, but it seemed that the game had not forgotten they were there.

Checking his HUD, Shield gave a slight nod. "In any case, your battery is fully charged. As soon as you're topped off, we can head back into the fray. If anything, I might just jump in early to burn through their flame AoE. Give the 'squishy' a little less grief to have to worry about." He tested his neck, stretching it this way and that before rolling it in a wide circle and declaring it good. "Who knows? If you take too long, my thorns might even start ganking your kills," he jabbed, swinging his mundane, practically useless blade and turning his back on the samurai. He gave a slight hitch step and jogged off around the corner to face the drakelings.

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