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<<Search for the Hoya>>

This quest takes place on Floor 3.

This quest is repeatable for <<Hoya of Minos>> only.

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Deep within the Forest of Wavering Mist, from which screams emanate every night, lays in wait a precious pendant inside the stone tomb of King Minos according to rumors. All who trek in the search for this jewel beware the denizens of this forest, the twin level 10 Minotaur's awaiting on opposite entrances of the tomb, and the maze the forest itself creates. Many either fall to the one of the two Hoya Minotaurs or are lost forever in the maze. Good luck my children.

Requirements:

- At least one [1] Page (20 or more posts).

- One of the two Hoya Minotaurs must be defeated.

Hoya Minotaur Information:

<<Hoya Minotaurs>> are respawning Quest Bosses and each one has the following statistics:

HP: 45

Damage per Attack: 30

Rewards:

  1. Party Leader will be gifted the <<Hoya of Minos>>, a sought out gift for weddings, dates and birthdays. The Hoya of Minos is a pendant that changes form every time someone does the quest so it has a variety of appearances, though it always remains a pendant.

  2. 2 Skill Points.

Parties of players are advised.

Recommended Level: 12

 
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Snow's Stats:

Level: 10
|| HP: 200 || EN: 20 ||
Blessing Set: || DMG: 5 || ACC: 1 || MIT: 35 || THN: 9 || RGN: 10 || BLD: 12/8-10 || 
|| Sif's Needle [+1ACC] [+2BLD] || Freya's Spite [+18MIT] [+9THN] || Gwendolyn's Wings [+9MIT] [+10RGN] ||
Yui's Grace 5/5 Used

Snow heard a rumor in town on the third floor. Supposedly, wails of pain or fear constantly rang out from the Forest of Wavering Mist nearby Flora. According to what she heard, these screams had to do with two guardian monsters of a secret tomb. Those she heard complain of the screams either lived close enough to hear it nightly, or felt it was due to the players that lost their lives fighting the guardians. The young blonde hoped the rumors would cease and some stronger player would handle the problem but she caught wind of the story nearly every week.

Finally, she decided maybe she could lend a hand.

"It happened again..." sighed an NPC with deep bags under its eyes. "Every night, the wailing."

"Hey there," Snow interrupted. "Sorry to interrupt but I couldn't help but notice there seems to be a problem?"

The weary elf looked to her and nodded.

"Every night, all I hear is screams coming from the forest. I can't sleep. It's driving me mad!"

"I'm sorry to hear that," she stated sincerely. "Maybe I can help?"

"You can try." The xenophobic friend chimed in. The weary elf turned to his companion.

"At this point, I'll take what I can get." He turned back to Snow. "Head to the East. I'm sure its coming from there. Used to be a some ruins there, but the forest all but took it over."

Snow nodded. "I'll go take a look. If I find anything, I'll let you know."

"Whatever. I just want the screaming to stop..."

The blonde nodded again and departed to the south, gear equipped and ready for whatever she might face.

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The thickets of the forest hardly bothered her. Snow found a sense of calm in raw, undisturbed nature. Even when things lunged from the dark to attack her, Snow felt at peace in the fight. They looked for food, survival, and safety just as much as her. If she could spare them, she would, but games rarely allowed player antagonists to live. In this game, monsters wanted blood, nothing more. Snow noticed recently that the higher she moved in the floors, the more complex the AI became. She watched monsters that usually just spawned to attack or be attacked take movement patterns to and from certain key areas. For example, she followed a trio of massive bees to their hive to harvest its honey. They attacked her once, but only because she was caught trying to steal what they worked so hard for.

To hear a rumor of screaming in the woods, if it wasn't players, could it be monsters?

Snow thought about what the source might be as she journeyed deeper. A part of her instincts believed she should have brought along someone from her friends list, but she held onto the idea that doing so would be a bother. If she was going to get stronger, she felt she would need to earn it. 

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The girl parted through the thicket of forest and an opening forced her to squint in the sunlight. Cracked and marbled stone struggled to stand. Vines, trees, weather, and roots worked their way into any exposed crack. She assumed that prior to nature's wrath, here stood a magnificent temple to some important figure. Instead, the stained remains of crumbling ivory accented the various hues of green around them. Confident she arrived at her destination, Snow drew Sif's Needle from her back and breached into the opening. 

Her back shivered as a scream she could only assume was someone dying echoed from the dark depths of some nearby vines. Hesitant, she approached. Besides the pitch black beneath the woven vines, Snow saw several stairs that lead to the depths of the ruins. Another curdling shrill echoed from the depths and put Snow's blonde strands on end.

What was that?! She thought.

Her teeth bit into tender lips and the grip on her spear tightened. Curiousity and the urge to help the distressed elf overtook her common sense to go back home. She took a deep breath and began sawing at the thick vines barring her entrance.

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ID# 148984: || BD: 9 + 1 || CD: 11 || LD: 3 || MD: 2 ||

Snow:
|| HP: 200/200 || EN: 20/20 ||
|| DMG: 5 || ACC: 1 || MIT: 35 || THN: 9 || RGN: 10 || BLD: 12/8-10 ||

<<CRITICAL HIT>> [(5+1)2,STUN] Twin Thrust
<<STUN>> Applied!
<<BLEED>> Applied!
<<RESTED>> Activates! (1/2)
[-(5-1) EN]

Hoya Minotaur:
|| HP: 45/45 ||
|| 30 DMG ||

[-12 HP] Twin Thrust
[-12 HP] <<BLEED>> (1/2)

<<STUNNED>>

Results:

Snow || HP: 200/200 || EN: 16/20 || 2 HT ||
Hoya Minotaur || HP: 21/45 || <<STN>> <<BLD 1/2>>

The vines took considerable time to saw through. At this point in time, Snow wished she had a basic serrated knife or told the blacksmith to serrate the tip of Sif's Needle. Each vine was at least the thickness of her thumb with some larger than her wrist. The time it took her to cut also may have considered her low attack values versus its own durability values.

That all became moot when thunder seemed to erupt in the darkness. A guttural roar caused Snow to stop and take several steps back from the ruin's entrance. It sounded like the beating of drums at first, but as time progressed, the clatter of stone on stone seemed more appropriate. From the vines burst a massive beast with the body of a human but shape of a bull: A Minotaur.

Snow's stance immediately became rigid and her spear's tip hung low, ready for attack.

The monster roared. Snow winced. Then, it charged at her with horns pointed at her. The blonde's arms tightened and the pull of Cardinal shot her forward. Twin jabs from the length of her weapon pierced the minotaur's knees. As the blue light of her sword art shattered and came to a close, Snow tucked and rolled out of the way of her enemy before it toppled upon her. The creature screamed and fell head over feet. Dirt kicked up and chunks of moss scattered until it finally came to rest.

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ID# 149176: || BD: 7 || CD: 4 || LD: 20 || MD: 6 ||

Snow:
|| HP: 200/200 || EN: 20/20 ||
|| DMG: 5 || ACC: 1 || MIT: 35 || THN: 9 || RGN: 10 || BLD: 12/8-10 ||

[+1 EN]
<<HIT>> [5*4] Mighty Charge
<<RESTED>> Activates! (2/2)
[-(4-1) EN]

Hoya Minotaur:
|| HP: 21/45 ||
|| 30 DMG ||

[-20 HP] Mighty Charge
[-12 HP] <<BLEED>> (2/2)

<<DEFEATED>>

Results:

Snow || HP: 200/200 || EN: 14/20 || 2 HT ||
Hoya Minotaur || HP: 0/45 ||

Is this thing what's making all the screaming? She thought with her spear at the ready.

Then, as though on cue. Another shrill scream sounded behind her. She glanced back and only saw the pitch darkness of the tunnel. She snapped her attentions back to the Minotaur and snarled. 

What are they doing down there? Is that a player? Oh god...

Her mind raced with the thought of someone trapped and being tortured. She though of the horrors that person would be feeling. What if they were constantly put in fear of losing their life only to be healed and put within an inch over and over and over. Snow felt sick.

The minotaur managed to get itself to a knee and glared at snow with black, beady eyes. It huffed as though ready to charge.

"No you don't," Snow spat. Her stance changed and she shifted forward for a charge. Cardinal gripped her and she took flight. Sif's Needle slammed into the beast's chest and her momentum pushed it back along the ground until she could move it no further. Then, with a heft and grunt, Snow lifted it over her head and slammed it into the ground. The monster bounced up once, froze, and shattered like digital glass. 

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Snow snapped her weapon onto her back and hurried to the ruin's entrance. Rushed down the stairs into darkness. Vines and webs assaulted her face as she continued, eyes still adjusting to the dark. When the stairs leveled out, it seemed to open into an array of rooms and tunnels. Several small sconces afforded dim light to the darkness. It was enough to navigate, but hardly enough to see everything. The floor was cracked and mangled. Marble tiles were lifted by roots and damp earth took the place of large patches of missing squares. The four walls that made up the chamber had several pitch black entrances to even more hallways. Some looked traversable, others had been caved in or taken over by growth.

How big is this place?

Snow snapped her head to the direction of another blood curdling scream. It came from one of three doors in the far back. The blonde took a deep breath. She felt this quest was about to take a turn for the worse.

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With a gulp, the blonde trekked deeper into the ruins. She decided to follow the screams despite her instincts crying out for her to turn back. If the minotaur at the entrance was any indication of what hid deeper beneath, Snow knew she would be fine. If it was any worse, she worried her screams would be the one's echoing in the halls next.

The deeper she went, the scent of mold and mildew grew. The humidity sent her hair into a frizz and fray. The walls themselves reflected the light of the sconces as a thin sheet of slime coated them. The echo of her footsteps turned to moist sloshes and splats. At the end of the long stretch of damp dungeon, Snow saw a luminous light. 

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ID# 150006 results: Battle: 8+1 Craft: 7 Loot: 1 MOB: 10
Snow:
|| HP: 200/200 || EN: 14/20 ||
|| DMG: 5 || ACC: 1 || MIT: 35 || THN: 9 || RGN: 10 || BLD: 12/8-10 ||

 

  • <<HIT>>  [3*5 DMG] Fatal Thrust!
  • <<BLEED>> Applied!
    [-(3-1) EN]

ID# 150007 results: Battle: 3 Craft: 7 Loot: 17 MOB: 2
Slime Queen
:
|| HP: 100/100 || DMG 30 ||

  • [-15 HP] <<Fatal Thrust>>
  • [-12 HP]<<BLEED>> (1/2)
  • <<MISS>>

ID# 150008 results: Battle: 7 Craft: 5 Loot: 1 MOB: 4
Slime 1
:
|| HP 30/30 || DMG: 9 ||

  • <<MISS>>

ID# 150009 results: Battle: 7 Craft: 2 Loot: 1 MOB: 6
Slime 2:
|| HP: 30/30 || DMG: 9 ||

  • <<HIT>> [9 DMG]  Basic Attack!
  • [-9 HP] <<THORNS>>

Results:

  1. Snow || HP: 199/200 || EN: 12/20 ||
  2. Slime Queen || HP: 73/100 || <<BLD>> (1/2)
  3. Slime1 || HP: 30/30 ||
  4. Slime2 || HP: 21/30 ||

Snow emerged into another cavernous room. It reeked of decay and mold. It took everything in her power not gag. Glowing moss and fungus lined the ceiling like a starry sky. The tiled ground has all become decayed and rough. Several mounds of... sludge, or animal waste littered the room. In the center, a large puddle if blueish water steamed.

Then, to Snow's surprise, a red marker appeared over it. The puddle came to life and beside it, two pinkish markers and smaller orbs of sentient goo. Snow fetched her spear from her back. Her sword art activated and she lunged headstrong into the largest of the three slimes. 

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ID# 150028 results: Battle: 5+1 Craft: 8 Loot: 1 MOB: 2
Snow:
|| HP: 199/200 || EN: 12/20 ||
|| DMG: 5 || ACC: 1 || MIT: 35 || THN: 9 || RGN: 10 || BLD: 12/8-10 ||

  • [-1 HP] (9DMG-35MIT) Basic Attack Slime 2!
  • <<REGEN>> Activates! (0/3)
  • [+1 EN]
  • <<HIT>>  [4*5 DMG, AoE] Hellish Twice (Slime Queen, Slime1, Slime2)
  • [-(10-1) EN]

ID# 150029 results: Battle: 6 Craft: 8 Loot: 19 MOB: 6
Slime Queen
:
|| HP: 73/100 || DMG 30 ||

  • [-20 HP] <<Hellish Twice>>
  • [-12 HP]<<BLEED>> (2/2)
  • <<HIT>> [30 DMG] Basic Attack!
  • [-9 HP] <<THORNS>>

ID# 150030 results: Battle: 7 Craft: 9 Loot: 9 MOB: 4
Slime 1
:
|| HP 30/30 || DMG: 9 ||

  • [-20 HP] <<Hellish Twice>>
  • <<MISS>>

ID# 150031 results: Battle: 9 Craft: 8 Loot: 8 MOB: 9
Slime 2:
|| HP: 21/30 || DMG: 9 ||

  • [-20 HP] <<Hellish Twice>>
  • <<CRITICAL HIT>> [9+1 DMG]  Basic Attack!
  • <<THORNS>> Avoided!

Results:

  1. Snow || HP: 197/200 || EN: 4/20 || <<RGN>> (0/3)
  2. Slime Queen || HP: 42/100 || <<BLD>> (2/2)
  3. Slime1 || HP: 10/30 ||
  4. Slime2 || HP: 1/30 ||

Her spear buried into the center of the slime. The mound of goop seemed unphased. The green slime slowly crept up her spear and the girl tried to pry it from its body. The weapon froze and her attempts yielded little give. While she struggled to get her lance free, the blob split into three. Two smaller mounds of viscous slime leapt at her simultaneously. Snow ducked and one passed over. The other slammed into her shoulder and bounced off. The pauldron of her armor hissed from the slime's acidic touch, but her armor also scorned its attacker.

Damn it. She knew the odds looked poor. If I don't end this quick, it might keep splitting.

The girl firmed her stance and slid her hand up on the shaft of Sif's Needle. She pushed her weight into length of her weapon with all her might. The system read her intent and her spear began to glow. Snow let the assist catch and <<Hellish Twice>> tore through the mother of the slimes. Two cerulian crescents spread throughout the room from the tip of Snow's spear. Red gouges tore through all three of her foes. 

Globs of slime splattered off them all. A large globule hit Snow directly in the face. With the space she purchased from her last attack, Snow hurriedly tried to rid herself of the burning goo.

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ID# 150033 results: Battle: 1+1+1 Craft: 10 Loot: 3 MOB: 6
Snow:
|| HP: 197/200 || EN: 4/20 ||
|| DMG: 5 || ACC: 1 || MIT: 35 || THN: 9 || RGN: 10 || BLD: 12/8-10 ||

  • [-1 HP] (30 DMG-35MIT) Basic Attack Slime Queen!
  • [-1 HP] (9+1DMG-35MIT) Basic Attack Slime 2!
  • [+10 HP] <<REGEN>> (1/3)
  • <<REGEN>> Refreshed! (0/3)
  • [+1 EN]
  • <<MISS>>
  • <<Concentration>> Cooldown (0/3)
  • [-2 EN]

ID# 150034 results: Battle: 6 Craft: 2 Loot: 14 MOB: 3
Slime Queen:
|| HP: 42/100 || DMG 30 ||

  • <<MISS>>

ID# 150035 results: Battle: 5 Craft: 6 Loot: 7 MOB: 9
Slime 1:
|| HP 10/30 || DMG: 9 ||

  • <<CRITICAL HIT>> [9+1 DMG]  Basic Attack!
  • <<THORNS>> Avoided!

ID# 150037 results: Battle: 2 Craft: 12 Loot: 6 MOB: 4
Slime 2:
|| HP: 1/30 || DMG: 9 ||

  • <<MISS>>

Results:

  1. Snow || HP: 199/200 || EN: 3/20 || <<RGN>> (0/3)
  2. Slime Queen || HP: 42/100 ||
  3. Slime1 || HP: 10/30 ||
  4. Slime2 || HP: 1/30 ||

Snow was too focused on cleaning off the sludge to do anything else. Thankfully, the other monsters still reeled from her attack. One of the baby slimes took advantage of the window. It lunged for Snow and latched to her leg. The red markers that peppered her body already sealed up and disappeared. Despite her initial panic, her equipment soothed her state of mind. These monsters, although tough to kill, posed little risk to her life.

With a swift kick, Snow sent the slime on her leg flying. It tumbled on the damp, jagged floor and came to rest with a jiggle. It gave no pause or reaction other than to begin its slow crawl back to its mother and the threat that attacked them. Snow readied herself. All she needed to do was attack. Her armor would handle the defense.

As she waited for the next of the monsters to attack, another shrill scream echoed in the chamber. This time, louder than before. Snow was close, but until these creatures were dealt with, she wouldn't be able to venture further.

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ID# 150245 results: Battle: 4+1 Craft: 3 Loot: 2 MOB: 8
Snow:
|| HP: 199/200 || EN: 3/20 ||
|| DMG: 5 || ACC: 1 || MIT: 35 || THN: 9 || RGN: 10 || BLD: 12/8-10 ||

  • [-1 HP] (9+1DMG-35MIT) Basic Attack Slime 1!
  • [+10 HP] <<REGEN>> (1/3)
  • <<REGEN>> Refreshed! (0/3)
  • [+1 EN]
  • <<MISS>>
  • <<Concentration>> Cooldown (1/3)
  • [-2 EN]

ID# 150246 results: Battle: 8 Craft: 6 Loot: 6 MOB: 2
Slime Queen:
|| HP: 42/100 || DMG 30 ||

  • <<MISS>>

ID# 150247 results: Battle: 1 Craft: 3 Loot: 14 MOB: 8
Slime 1:
|| HP 10/30 || DMG: 9 ||

  • <<HIT>> [9 DMG]  Basic Attack!
  • [-9 HP] <<THORNS>>

ID# 150248 results: Battle: 3 Craft: 10 Loot: 19 MOB: 10
Slime 2:
|| HP: 1/30 || DMG: 9 ||

  • <<CRITICAL HIT>> [9+1 DMG]  Basic Attack!
  • <<THORNS>> Avoided!

Results:

  1. Snow || HP: 198/200 || EN: 2/20 || <<RGN>> (0/3)
  2. Slime Queen || HP: 42/100 ||
  3. Slime1 || HP: 1/30 ||
  4. Slime2 || HP: 1/30 ||

The slime queen remained central to the room. Her pool of sludge seemed to keep her stationary. The two offspring slowly undulated toward Snow in the most stomach churning manner. The thick trail of steaming acid they left in their wake was enough to make her hate jello from this day forward. Snow frowned. She shook off her discomfort and focused on the queen at the center of the room. If she were to get out of this, that had to go first.

Snow dropped her stance and charged forward. She pulled her spear close to her body to maximize the force of her thrust. She rooted her feet, slide, and extended her spear for another fatal thrust. This time, the queen grew wise to her attacks. The massive slime's body opened like a doughnut and Snow's spear stabbed nothing but air. Slightly off balance and shocked at the goo's sentience, both smaller blobs latched themselves to her legs yet again.

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ID# 150635 results: Battle: 4+1 Craft: 3 Loot: 6 MOB: 2
Snow:
|| HP: 198/200 || EN: 2/20 ||
|| DMG: 5 || ACC: 1 || MIT: 35 || THN: 9 || RGN: 10 || BLD: 12/8-10 ||

  • [-1 HP] (9-35MIT) Basic Attack Slime 1!
  • [-1 HP] (9+1DMG-35MIT) Basic Attack Slime 2!
  • [+10 HP] <<REGEN>> (1/3)
  • <<REGEN>> Refreshed! (0/3)
  • [+1 EN]
  • <<MISS>>
  • <<Concentration>> Cooldown (2/3)
  • [-2 EN]

ID# 150250 results: Battle: 2 Craft: 9 Loot: 15 MOB: 7
Slime Queen:
|| HP: 42/100 || DMG 30 ||

  • <<HIT>> [30 DMG]  Basic Attack!
  • [-9 HP] <<THORNS>>

ID# 150251 results: Battle: 3 Craft: 12 Loot: 6 MOB: 9
Slime 1:
|| HP 1/30 || DMG: 9 ||

  • <<CRITICAL HIT>> [9+1 DMG]  Basic Attack!
  • <<THORNS>> Avoided!

ID# 150252 results: Battle: 5 Craft: 7 Loot: 13 MOB: 3
Slime 2:
|| HP: 1/30 || DMG: 9 ||

  • <<MISS>>

Results:

  1. Snow || HP: 198/200 || EN: 1/20 || <<RGN>> (0/3)
  2. Slime Queen || HP: 33/100 ||
  3. Slime1 || HP: 1/30 ||
  4. Slime2 || HP: 1/30 ||

Snow staggered backwards. The weight of the two slimes on her legs forced her to struggle for balance. If any onlooker were present, the sight would be akin to a cat with wet paws. She shook both legs in sequence, trying to rid herself of them. Little fractions of their health bars taunted her. They needed to be poked. One false breath and they'd turn to shards. Snow's back pressed against a wall, she could go no further.

"Get! OFF!" Her voice echoed in the chamber.

The blonde raised her spear and made a jab for one of the two slimes. As if it could see, the thing lept off her the moment the tip fell and buried into the damp, dark earth at her feet. They were smarter than she gave them credit. She lifted her weapon and transitioned to the other slime. It too lept from her leg.

"Damn it!" Snow swore. The red markers from their acidic bodies quickly faded and Snow refocused her ire on the queen in the center of the room. She made a quick charge, this time without the aide of the system. Right before colliding with the slime, she bit into the damp earth with the side of her foot and slid through the green puddle it grew from. Then, her spear took on a blue hue and pierced the slime from the side.

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ID# 150254 results: Battle: 7+1 Craft: 4 Loot: 8 MOB: 6
Snow:
|| HP: 198/200 || EN: 1/20 ||
|| DMG: 5 || ACC: 1 || MIT: 35 || THN: 9 || RGN: 10 || BLD: 12/8-10 ||

  • [-1 HP] (30-35MIT) Basic Attack Slime Queen!
  • [-1 HP] (9+1DMG-35MIT) Basic Attack Slime 1!
  • [+10 HP] <<REGEN>> (1/3)
  • <<REGEN>> Refreshed! (0/3)
  • [+1 EN]
  • <<HIT>> [2*5] Heft!
  • <<Concentration>> Cooldown (3/3)
  • [-2 EN]

ID# 150255 results: Battle: 8 Craft: 7 Loot: 9 MOB: 4
Slime Queen:
|| HP: 33/100 || DMG 30 ||

  • [-10HP] Heft!
  • <<MISS>>

ID# 150256 results: Battle: 8 Craft: 1 Loot: 11 MOB: 5
Slime 1:
|| HP 1/30 || DMG: 9 ||

  • <<MISS>>

ID# 150257 results: Battle: 2 Craft: 6 Loot: 9 MOB: 9
Slime 2:
|| HP: 1/30 || DMG: 9 ||

  • <<CRITICAL HIT>> [9+1 DMG]  Basic Attack!
  • <<THORNS>> Avoided!

Results:

  1. Snow || HP: 199/200 || EN: 0/20 || <<RGN>> (0/3)
  2. Slime Queen || HP: 23/100 ||
  3. Slime1 || HP: 1/30 ||
  4. Slime2 || HP: 1/30 ||

From her knelt position, Snow chained together her sword arts. She rose to her feet with a heft of her spear and tore a massive gash through the body of the queen. The health bar above its head chunked down bit by bit until all the enemies in the room ran red with a fraction of life remaining. Snow reeled back from the trio to afford distance for another thrust. To her dismay, she counted two out of three in her view. She shot a glance down to her hip where she felt a slight numbing sensation and found the third latched onto her. 

"GET OFF ME!" Snow shouted. She plunged her hands into its body and hurdled it across the room again with little to no reaction from the thing. The markings that it left behind and the red up her leg from the slide maneuver slowly faded back to normal as her armor kept her topped off.

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ID# 150261 results: Battle: 5+1 Craft: 5 Loot: 17 MOB: 4
Snow:
|| HP: 199/200 || EN: 0/20 ||
|| DMG: 5 || ACC: 1 || MIT: 35 || THN: 9 || RGN: 10 || BLD: 12/8-10 ||

  • [-1 HP] (9+1DMG-35MIT) Basic Attack Slime 2!
  • [+10 HP] <<REGEN>> (1/3)
  • <<REGEN>> Refreshed! (0/3)
  • [+1 EN]
  • <<Concentration>> Ready
  • <<HIT>> [5 DMG] Basic Attack!
  • [-1 EN]

ID# 150262 results: Battle: 3 Craft: 4 Loot: 14 MOB: 8
Slime Queen:
|| HP: 23/100 || DMG 30 ||

  • [-5 HP] Basic Attack!
  • <<HIT>> [30 DMG] Basic Attack!
  • [-9 HP] <<THORNS>>

ID# 150263 results: Battle: 2 Craft: 10 Loot: 16 MOB: 9
Slime 1:
|| HP 1/30 || DMG: 9 ||

  • <<CRITICAL HIT>> [9+1 DMG]  Basic Attack!
  • <<THORNS>> Avoided!

ID# 150264 results: Battle: 8 Craft: 6 Loot: 18 MOB: 5
Slime 2:
|| HP: 1/30 || DMG: 9 ||

  • <<MISS>>

Results:

  1. Snow || HP: 198/200 || EN: 0/20 || <<RGN>> (0/3)
  2. Slime Queen || HP: 9/100 ||
  3. Slime1 || HP: 1/30 ||
  4. Slime2 || HP: 1/30 ||

The queen slime shuddered. Its body rippled and if Snow had to guess, the display was one of anger. Before she could truly discern the behavior, a long tentacle of green shot out. Snow braced her spear across her body, but the slime enveloped and splattered all over her. It seeped between the plates, poured into the opening of her neck, and filled her greaves. The feeling, suffice to say, revolted Snow. It was a feeling of utter violation. Yet, thanks to the armor itself, the queen's health trickled down and emptied. The goo within her armor froze and shattered into glass like fragments. The effect carried down the tendril to the main body and exploded into a shower of light around the room.

Snow held back a gag, unable to truly savor the victory. Instead, she noticed one of the smaller globs still latched to her chest and frantically chucked it across the room.

"Gross, gross, gross, gross, gross!" She repeated. 

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ID# 150266 results: Battle: 7+1 Craft: 3 Loot: 15 MOB: 2
Snow:
|| HP: 198/200 || EN: 0/20 ||
|| DMG: 5 || ACC: 1 || MIT: 35 || THN: 9 || RGN: 10 || BLD: 12/8-10 ||

  • [-1 HP] (30-35MIT) Basic Attack Slime Queen!
  • [-1 HP] (9+1DMG-35MIT) Basic Attack Slime 1!
  • [+10 HP] <<REGEN>> (1/3)
  • <<REGEN>> Refreshed! (0/3)
  • [+1 EN]
  • <<HIT>> [5 DMG] Basic Attack!
  • [-1 EN]

ID# 150638 results: Battle: 1 Craft: 8 Loot: 7 MOB: 8
Slime Queen
:
|| HP: 9/100 || DMG 30 ||

  • <<HIT>> [30 DMG] Basic Attack!
  • [-9 HP] <<THORNS>>
  • <<DEFEATED>>

Slime 1:
|| HP 1/30 || DMG: 9 ||

  • [-5 HP] Basic Attack!
  • <<DEFEATED>>

ID# 150267 results: Battle: 1 Craft: 7 Loot: 14 MOB: 6
Slime 2:
|| HP: 1/30 || DMG: 9 ||

  • <<HIT>> [9 DMG] Basic Attack!
  • [-9 HP] <<THORNS>>
  • <<DEFEATED>>

Results:

  1. Snow || HP: 198/200 || EN: 0/20 || <<RGN>> (0/3)
  2. Slime Queen || HP: 0/100 ||<<DEFEATED>>
    LOOT ID# 150639 results: Battle: 9 Craft: 8 Loot: 7 MOB: 5
    +2 [T1 Materials], +300 col, +1 <<Rare Trinket #150639>>
  3. Slime1 || HP: 0/30 || <<DEFEATED>>
  4. Slime2 || HP: 0/30 || <<DEFEATED>>

Two left. Snow's chest rose and fell. The entire ordeal had worn her down. Tired, sore, violated, and just done with it all, Snow squared off against two gallon sized blobs of anger. She lacked the energy to scale out another offensive like she dealt to the queen. Instead, she stood back against the wall and waited. If anything, the two blobs would come to her. If she played her cards right, her armor alone would finish them off now that she could focus on the two. 

Both offspring slunk toward her. Snow gripped her spear and swung for them. One succumbed to its edge and the other leapt for another attack. It sloshed against her thigh and no sooner she could feel uncomfortable, the two of them shattered into digital dust. Snow let out a long exhale and collapsed to the floor. She took long, deep breaths to try and regain her composure. 

"Disgusting," she commented, glad the ordeal came to an end.

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Snow:
|| HP: 199/200 || EN: 0/20 ||
|| DMG: 5 || ACC: 1 || MIT: 35 || THN: 9 || RGN: 10 || BLD: 12/8-10 ||

  • [+10 HP] <<REGEN>> (1/3)
  • [+1 EN]
  • [+15 HP] <<RELAXED>> Activated!
  • (1/2) to full recovery.

Snow slowed her breathing until she felt comfortable to try standing. Her body still felt as though something was crawling on it despite knowing she was perfectly fine. For good measure, she dusted the remaining dirt and grim off herself and checked for more lecherous lumps of liquid. Feeling satisfied to the best of her ability, she mounted her spear to her back. In the center of the room where the Slime Queen emerged, a crater remained. Previously filled with glowing goo, Snow walked over for a closer look. In the pit of the crater, a small glow hovered.

With a raised brow, the girl carefully moved closer. The damp earth beneath her feet gave way like walking on sponges. Finally, she was close enough to inspect the orb. A window manifested with a list of rewards. The queen, it seemed, had amassed some loot. Now defeated, it was Snow's to take. On the list, besides col and monster materials, a grayed out trinket was listed. 

"Hmm?" When she tried to inspect it, the tooltip only read <<Unidentified>>.

"I guess I need to find someone who can appraise this?" Snow shrugged and accepted all the loot into her inventory.

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Snow:
|| HP: 200/200 || EN: 1/20 ||
|| DMG: 5 || ACC: 1 || MIT: 35 || THN: 9 || RGN: 10 || BLD: 12/8-10 ||

  • [+10 HP] <<REGEN>> (2/3)
  • [+1 EN]
  • [+15 HP] <<RELAXED>> Activated!
  • (2/2) to full recovery.

The young valkyrie stood. With a raised brow, she looked toe the two entrances to the room and paused.

Uh... which way was I going?

Another scream ripped through the ruins in an echo. The hair on the back of her neck stood. Whatever made the noise, it certainly wasn't human. Snow already came this far. She took a deep breath, feeling more refreshed and worked her way out of the crater and toward the noise. The tunnel thinned and the sconces that lit the ruins thus far faded from view. Pure, damp darkness surrounded her. Faint growls, clanks, and harrowing shrieks lead her. She felt a weight in her chest. 

The sounds grew until she entered into a final room. At the back of the bead end, an altar stood. A faint outline of a woman hauntingly floated above it. Atop the altar, a pendant hovered. Snow moved to get a closer look, but she felt something else in the room.

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ID# 150595: || BD: 5+1+1 || CD: 5 || LD: 2 || MD: 10 ||

Snow:
|| HP: 200/200 || EN: 20/20 ||
|| DMG: 5 || ACC: 1 || MIT: 35 || THN: 9 || RGN: 10 || BLD: 12/8-10 ||

  • <<CONCENTRATION>> Activated!
  • <<HIT>> [(5)2,STUN] Twin Thrust
  • <<STUN>> Applied!
  • [-5 EN]


Hoya Minotaur2:
|| HP: 45/45 ||
|| 30 DMG ||

  • [-10 HP] Twin Thrust
  • <<STUNNED>>

Results:

Snow || HP: 200/200 || EN: 15/20 || 1 HT ||
Hoya Minotaur2 || HP: 35/45 || <<STN>>

A twin of what she fought on the surface raised itself from its knelt position in front of the altar. Black, beady eyes turned to meet Snow and a haze of hot, vile breath escaped from the bull's nostrils. Another <<Hoya Minotaur>> squared off with her in the small room. It hefted its axe, chipped along its edge, and prepared to defend its territory. The ghastly wisp behind it reached out, but Snow struggle to identify if it reached out for her, or the beast. Regardless, the blonde fetched her spear from her back. Like before, the monstrosity charged first.

Snow slid into a wide stance and felt the rev of Cardinal's assist. Her weapon began to shift to a bluish hue. Then, like two strikes from a viper, the blade of her spear lashed out at the charging minotaur's knees. The sound of steel plunging into meat accented both strike followed by the howl of pain from her foe. The beast staggered, and fell forward. Its head collided with the warn walls and summoned a shower of dust and dirt from the cracked ceiling above. 

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ID# 150599: || BD: 5+1 || CD: 7 || LD: 13 || MD: 1 ||

Snow:
|| HP: 200/200 || EN: 15/20 ||
|| DMG: 5 || ACC: 1 || MIT: 35 || THN: 9 || RGN: 10 || BLD: 12/8-10 ||

  • [+1 EN]
  • <<HIT>> [(5)4] Mighty Charge
  • <<Concentration>> Cooldown (1/3)
  • [-4 EN]


Hoya Minotaur2:
|| HP: 35/45 ||
|| 30 DMG ||

  • [-20 HP] Mighty Charge
  • <<MISS>>

Results:

Snow || HP: 200/200 || EN: 12/20 || 2 HT ||
Hoya Minotaur2 || HP: 15/45 || 

Snow winced as the haze of debris cascaded from above. The minotaur grunted and shook the daze off from colliding with the brittle stone wall. The tip of one of its horns remained embedded into the aged marble. It struggled to regain its focus too much to notice. Snow wasn't about to let the opportunity go to waste. She tucked the length of her spear against her body and her weapon's lumious hue blurred a straight line into the beast. The tip plunged into its side and pinned it against the wall in another flurry of dust and dirt. The ruins themselves rumbled from the mighty charge. 

As Snow lifted the creature off its feet, the wight shrieked behind her and broke her focus. Instead of slamming the minotaur into the ground, she let it fall back to its knees. The blonde stepped back and covered her ears from the pitched shrill. She turned to the resemblance of a woman and couldn't help but notice her pained expression. The maiden seemed to be in pain. Not for Snow, but the minotaur.

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ID# 150602: || BD: 8+1 || CD: 3 || LD: 6 || MD: 1 ||

Snow:
|| HP: 200/200 || EN: 12/20 ||
|| DMG: 5 || ACC: 1 || MIT: 35 || THN: 9 || RGN: 10 || BLD: 12/8-10 ||

  • [+1 EN]
  • <<HIT>> [(5)3] Fatal Thrust
  • <<BLEED>> Applied!
  • <<Concentration>> Cooldown (2/3)
  • [-3 EN]


Hoya Minotaur2:
|| HP: 15/45 ||
|| 30 DMG ||

  • [-15 HP] Fatal Thrust
  • [-12 HP] <<BLEEDING>> (1/2)
  • <<DEFEATED>>

Results:

Snow || HP: 200/200 || EN: 10/20 || 4 HT ||
Hoya Minotaur2 || HP: 0/45 || <<BLD>>

The blonde questioned why? What was the meaning? Was she supposed to attack the minotaur? Was this some part of the quest's design?

As she wondered the ghost's pain, Snow heard the thunder of footsteps. She turned only to narrowly avoid the battered edge of an axe. Its dulled and rusted blade crossed her eyesight by no more than a few hairs' breadth. Snow stammered backwards until she stopped against the altar. The wight lowered herself to Snow and its ghostly arms looked as though they tried to hold Snow down. She felt no resistance, no pain, just a cooling prickle on her skin where ghost and player met.

The minotaur roared, angrily. It huffed and charged. Snow looked through the ghost's saddened eyes and to the closing target. She hefted her self up, lifted her spear, and with minimal assist from the system, watched the beast impale itself through the heart.

It halted half the length of Sif's Needle, axe still raised. The ghost and the beast met. Her faint and slim fingers reached out to touch its face. Even in those black, soulless eyes, Snow swore she saw sorrow.

The minotaur distorted, and broke into a rain of shattered pixels. The wight wailed and thrashed. Then, like a bad nightmare, disappeared. 

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Snow:
|| HP: 200/200 || EN: 10/20 ||
|| DMG: 5 || ACC: 1 || MIT: 35 || THN: 9 || RGN: 10 || BLD: 12/8-10 ||

  • [+1 EN]
  • <<Concentration>> Cooldown (3/3)
  • (1/2) to full recovery

Results:

Snow || HP: 200/200 || EN: 11/20 ||

Confused, Snow sat alone in a dusty, dimly lit chamber. The soft sound of metal chimed against stone behind her and startled her. She turned around to where the pendant magically hovered and now sat lifeless. It's shape reminded the girl of entangled knots. She assumed it was made of gold or brass. Snow lifted it in her palm and prompted the tooltip to appear. 

<<Hoya of Minos>> it read. <<A knot formed of the unity of two despite the cruelty of circumstance and fate.>>

Snow pondered its meaning. Did it have something to do with the two minotaurs? With the ghost? Was this some sad tale of a two lovers who could not be together. That even in death they could not feel each other's touch? Snow felt morose and sobered by the idea. She felt guilty. Even if it was just some plot given to a quest, Snow felt her actions denied them the only thing they wanted.

"I should take this back to town..." Snow added the pendent to her inventory. "Maybe now everyone can find some rest. Some... peace..."

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