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[PP F05] Slaying The Sand Shark <Blood in the Sand> (Night)

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Another day in the death game and Kyoto decided to adventure out into floor five in seek of some quest. This time It was in the hot sandy floor. It wasn’t the greatest floor in the world, but it was certainly the one that had some interesting quest.

Kyoto was given info about a quest a small party reported to have encountered in the sandy dunes ‘Swimming’ in the sand. It was only the matter of time until he would encounter this mysterious beast on his own. At least he thought.

Walking up into the Inn he saw plenty of other players sitting by the bar. One of them seem to be quite strong. Almost like they’re from the frontlines. Kyoto would walk up to the bar and sit next to the mysterious person and order himself a drink. “So… Why are you down here in the lower floors?” He Whispers to her. “I know you’re a person from the frontlines.” He gives a chuckle and then takes a sip of the drink that was set in front of him.

 

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General

Level: 26

HP: 520

Energy: 52

DMG: 5 + 2 (Familiar) = 8

Keen: 3

ACC: 3

MIT: 12

EVA: 3

SP Available:  5

Total SP: 77

 

Equipped Items

Nachtwächter (Keen +3 Teir 1)

Fritzi (Familiar) (+1 DMG Teir 2)

Dunkle Materie v.2 (+3 EVA Teir 1)

The “Holy” Cross ( +3 ACC Tier 1)

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Dunkle Materie  (+3 MIT Tier 1)

The “Holy” Cross ( +3 ACC Tier 1)

Black Compression Shirt (+3 LD Tier 1)

 

Skills:

» One Handed Long Sword (Rank 5)

» Familiar Mastery -  Fighter: Rank 1 (0 SP invested): +1 DMG (1 * tier)

» Light Armor (Rank 3)

» Martial Arts (Rank 1)

Mods:

 

 

 

Extra/locked Skills:

 

 

 

Materials:   T1 = 33 <> T2  = 20 <> T3 = 30

 

Profession:  Tailor

 

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"Y'know, it's rude not to introduce yourself first."

NIGHT shot the newcomer a glance -- her expression betrayed no sense of caution nor fear, and yet there was still a lingering suspicion within the pupil of her eyes. She'd seen players with outfits worse than his getup, but ultimately, none of them with a name nor face that could match the registry in her head to come to a conclusion for who this man was.

So it was her game to play.

"Better yet," she posed, fingers tapping on the counter top. On the fifth, the material was either rotten or stone -- two col to the reader who guessed the former, that hollow sound drowned out only by the noise of the crowd around the two of them. "How're you so sure of who you're looking at? The front liners don't seem to talk any more to the public these days. Maybe your information's outdated."

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 NIGHT
  | HP: 1590/1590 | EN: 171/171
  | ACC: 5 | DMG: 20 | EVA: 4 | MIT: 79 | BH: 79
  | PRLYZ: 1 | ABS. ACC | LD: 5
  | Stealth Detection: 5 | Stealth Rating: 7

round two.
[Examine]

[Equipment]

  • Cosmic Devourer
    -- [ Paralyze I | Natural successful attack rolls of 9-10 remove the enemy’s action on their next turn. Paralyzed opponents lose any evasion properties. ]
    -- [ Absolute Accuracy | +1 ACC. Attack rolls of 1 no longer automatically miss. ]
    -- [ Accuracy I | +1 ACC. ]
  • Reinforced Black Tracksuit
    -- [ Mitigation I | +54 MIT. ]
    -- [ Evasion I | +1 EVA. ]
  • Silver Crescent Necklace
    -- [ Accuracy II | +2 ACC ]
    -- [ Evasion II | +2 EVA ]

[Battle-Ready Inventory]

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Skills

Skills

Mod Count: 8/8

  1. Two-Handed Straight Sword | Passive | RANK 5/5
    Ferocity, Precision, Finesse
  2. Light Armor | Passive | RANK 5/5 
    Athletics, Sprint&Acrobatics
  3. Searching | Passive | RANK 4+1/5
    > Reveal
  4. Hiding | Passive | RANK 5/5
    Blindside, Vanish,
    Surprise Attack: Trickster
  5. Extended Mod Limit | Passive | RANK 3/3 
  6. Battle Healing | Passive | RANK 5/5
  7. Energist | Passive
  8. Quick Change | Active
  9. Parry | Active
  10. Charge | Active | RANK 3/5

[Extra]

  • Survival | Passive 
  • Concentration | Active -- CD: 3
  • Familiar Mastery: Fighter | Passive | RANK 3/3

Consumed Buffs

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  • Kumatetsu Statue | +1 DMG

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Misc. Buffs

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  • Dimensional Backpack, Item Stash
    | +2 Battle-Ready Inventory Slots.
  • Well Rested
    | -1 EN for the first three expenditures of each combat. 
  • Relaxed
    | +(5 * Tier) HP per out-of-combat post. Full energy restoration occurs after two turns out of combat.
  • Squeaky Clean
    | -25% DoT damage taken from the first DoT applied to this player in a thread.
  • Skylight: Searching
    | +1 Expertise to declared utility skill. Cooldown of 30 days to reassign.
  • Multipurpose
    | +1 LD/Prosperity/Stealth/Detection to one post per thread. Can be applied after a roll.
  • Filling
    | +1 T1 slot to a food consumed by this player in a thread. Can exceed Cook enhancement caps.
  • Col Deposit
    | +5% col from loot-minimum mobs, +10% col from treasure chests.

 

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He gives a chuckle. “You’re right. It was rude of me not to introduce myself. I’m Kyoto.” He paused for a second. “And as for how would I know that you’re a frontliner? Well looking at you kind of remind me of someone that I’ve been looking for a while.” She wasn’t the person he was looking for but Itzal. She had the look of someone that is strong and is capable to do a lot. It was only the matter of time where he’ll get to that position as well. “I know I don’t look all that strong. But what I have for gear is pretty much all I need to be successful.” He laughs a little before continuing on the conversations. “Any reason why the people from the frontline don’t talk to the public anymore? Is it because you guys feel like you failed us in beating this death game?” He wasn’t trying to start anything up but it was a serious question he never understand the meaning behind. “Any who. I’m looking for a quest. I guess there’s a mysterious creature our in the dunes attacking parties. I figured if you were from the frontline you’d  be interested in helping me defeat it and save the people that are training on this floor.” He give a little chuckle on the inside. The fact that this is a monster that most likely respawns regularly is what makes it the funny part but it made the story little more interesting.

@NIGHT

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What exactly did these people want with her?

"Beats me," she replied, turning away from keeping the man in her sights. Someone was feeling a little over-confident, a little pushy today, weren't they?

Intriguing.

"Might be barking up the wrong tree here. Can't exactly guarantee you that I'm who you think I am, but--" The woman shrugged, giving Kyoto a smirk and a side-eye. "-- Can't convince you otherwise if you think so, either."

NIGHT took a sip of the glass in front of her, bordered by her arms from earlier as she'd idled. It looked like liquor, even sparkled like it too, but any player worth their salt by now would've known it to be something else entirely. Alcohol was prohibited in Aincrad.

"Don't know the rumors," she admitted, cocking her head to one side in curiosity. "Don't know of the creature, either. Isn't it better for these training players to be on guard out on the field? A teleport crystal or so, and they'd be safe from danger if they'd pop it at the right time."

With three fingers, she'd set down her cup. A gentle clink, the woman tilting her head once more in amusement. "If you were training, you'd know this too, right?"

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He gives a smirk after hearing her say he was mistaking her. Deep down he knew she was a frontliner just trying to keep it low. He respect that but hearing her mention him being a training player was another story. “Actually no. I was just coming from my shop from the 23rd floor. I came down here to meet up with someone and they told me about this.” He smirks a little. “As for the training parties. You think that would have been the thing but I guess not.” He wasn’t sure what she was getting at but he need to persuade her in doing this quest with him. It’s something to do and it would give him a better Idea on who she is. “So, would you like to complete this quest with me? You probably don’t need it but it’s good practice for me since I’ve been stuck in my shop for a while now working on orders.”

@NIGHT

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A hum, just as NIGHT set her cheek on an open palm.

"So, let me get this straight," she began, shutting an eye. "You want an absolute nobody to come with you just so they can keep an eye out for how you get beat by a mysterious monster?"

The woman let a beat pass, before closing her other lid. With a wave of her hand, she'd brought out a teleport crystal, the blue square forming upon her finger tips with a cluster of particles.

"You sure are lucky." She'd began to scoot away from the counter, tucking the block into her pocket with a sigh. "I've got all the time in the world to humor entertainment like that."

Her feet shuffled against the sandy floor. As she drew closer to the man, she opened an eye, raising her chin at a low angle.

"Tell me," she added, "do you think all front-liners have time like this to spend on their hands?"

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He gives a smirk. The fact she thinks she’s a nobody is the best part. Just like any typical person with a high stat. If it wasn’t for the point that Kyoto knows a couple of people from the frontlines he would of believe in what she said. “You know. I’ve met a bunch of people in the front line. Matter of fact Itzal and Jomei took time away from the frontlines to help me get to where I’m at. So… Yes I do believe you guys have time to spend off of the frontlines. I know not as much as you would probably like but hey. We’re all in this game together might as well enjoy it as if it was an actual game and not a death game.”

He looks over at her as he finishes his drink. “If was an offer I’m sure most of you appreciate getting. Most would be scared to even bother asking you guys.” As he refers to the players that is part of the front line. “To be honest my goal is to help anyone that needs help even if I was apart of the frontlines. I hope that I can whip that off on other players as well and maybe get more people to be willing to beat this game so we can all go home.”

@NIGHT

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Itzal? Jomei?

"Never heard of them," she returned, just as she'd started shuffling out the inn door. Her sights were pointed back at Kyoto -- a look of indifference and blank honesty awaited him, the woman walking backwards for but a spell. "Nice to know you're chosen by the lucky few, though."

With a sly grin, she shoved her hands into her tracksuit's pockets. "Must be why you're so confident, huh?"

On the outside, there was always a foul sandstorm brewing one way or another; a snap of her fingers was enough for the woman to don a large hooded tarp in snow white. With a hand, NIGHT brought the hood of her cloak over her visage, eyeing her companion for the journey and gesturing towards the exit of town with a nod. "Noble," she added to his reply, "I'd buy it too if you said you were training to become an entertainer. Hunters don't need an audience, now do they?"

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He paused for a moment. She never heard of Itzal or Jomei? How’s that even possible they’ve been in the frontlines since the beginning. “What do you mean about me being chosen? I’m just another player in the game.” He paused for a moment. Seeing her walking towards the door and giving him a motion to follow her. It was quite promising in her decision but maybe not. But either way he’s going to finish this quest even if it only him fighting the creature.

Kyoto get’s up off the stool after paying for his drink and catches up to Night. Following her to see what her plans were. It not normal for someone to bail out on a request like this unless they absolutely refuse to help people and that’s not very often. “So does that mean you’re going to help me?” he said waiting to see what her response is.

 

@NIGHT

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"And not necessarily everyone believes that front-liners have all the time in the world." Two arms to her side in another shrug, a vapid smile and a shake of her head were all NIGHT afforded the other player. "So that makes you lucky, in that sense. Computes well, doesn't it? No singular player would often run into one front liner on their own, let alone two. There's so many of us out there." The woman lowered her arms. "It'd be miraculous of an encounter -- even if you sought them out to find them."

“So does that mean you’re going to help me?”

She only hummed in response. "I remember your invitation being issued to no one in particular. And it was for a fool's show, rather than some guidance, I believe." A curled finger set to the bottom of her lip, the 'front-liner' sizing up her quarry with a bored skim over Kyoto's form. "If you're looking for someone of high import, and you think that to be me-- well."

The smile NIGHT gave him was only tempered. "Then I guess you have to ask yourself -- do you feel lucky today?"

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He looked at her. “I mean I was apart of Itzal’s guild a while ago and Jomei, I stumble across while about to do a quest and he offered to help with it. So I don’t feel to lucky finding them. It just so happens that I’m in the right place at the right time.” It was after that he heard her ask if he’s feeling lucky today. It was the matter of if he feel like she’s willing to help of leave him in his place to face it on his own. But for the time being he decided to go along with it. “To be honest, I do feel kind of lucky today. Seems like I have a tendency to be in the right place at the right time.” With that thought he would continue to walk up to her before he would be standing right next to her waiting to see what she would have to say about anything he just said.

 

@NIGHT

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She hummed at his reply. Not many other players would be so bold about their odds, but perhaps there was a human element in social interactions rather than a roll of the random number generator. Mayhaps, this was the tether that kept Kyoto from shying away from the potential pursuit of danger.

"I see," NIGHT returned, finally dropping her arms to her side. Her white cloak fluttered as it followed her movements, and the woman tucked her hands into the pockets of her tracksuit once more. "Then, you're the leader here." She nodded towards the exit of town, the blustering sandstorm still sweeping through the alleyways between their position and the gates of Fortaleza.

"Lead the way."

It wasn't until they'd begun moving that NIGHT began to ruminate about the missing pieces of information her companion had started to drip about the past. Lost, ancient intel. "This guild of yours," she mentioned, picking her words carefully, "if it's run by someone at the head of the pack, why hasn't anyone heard of it before? Some kind of secret cult, you think?"

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