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Kura meandered through the city of the first floor with another cup coffee in hand. It was another beautiful morning, and because of that he was feeling a little nostalgic. It's been days since he's farmed on this floor, and while not a long time for most, it felt strange to him. He's been farming this floor every day for years now, so to leave it for such a extended period of time made him miss the place. But now he was revisiting his old stomping grounds, and maybe going for a boar or something along the way.

The wind gently rolled over his skin, as if welcoming him back from his tribulations from the other floors. He glanced at the time, seeing it being only 8 am. He had plenty of time to relax, even packing a meal alongside a few desserts he bought from Daemien. Though he admittedly ate one while having breakfast. Regardless, he looked forward to doing whatever his whims decided.

"It's a peaceful day"

(Player Stats)

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Kura | Lv. 7 | HP: 140/140 | EN: 32/32 | DMG: 9 | ACC: 5 | EVA: 3 

Equipped Items:

  • | "Betsy” | Warhammer | 2 Handed Weapon | Tier 1 | Rare | Damage/Damage | 
  • | "Small Peppermint Sack" | Trinket | Tier 1 | Perfect | Accuracy/Accuracy/Accuracy |
  • | "Gold Rings" | Trinket | Tier 1 | Perfect | Evasion/Evasion/Evasion |

Skills:

  • | “War Hammer“ | Rank 4 | Weapon Skill | Passive | 
  • | "Charge" | Combat Skill | Post Action |

Consumed Items:

Battle-Ready Inventory:

  • | 3x “Starter Healing Potions” | Potion | - | Heals 50 HP |
  • | 1x "Teleport Crystal" | Crystal | Use a post action to activate a teleport crystal. Teleports the player to the town or designated teleportation area they specify.
  • | 1x "Coffee" | Potion | Consumable | Tier 1 | Perfect | HP Recovery/HP Recovery/HP Recovery|
  • | 2x "Spy Glass" | 3x Uses Each | Reduces Post Time Between Field Bosses by 5

 

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Blueberry,
Level: 6
Paragon Level: 0
HP: 120/120
EN: 30/30

Stats:
Damage: 4
Mitigation: 12
Evasion: 2
BLD: 12
PARA
REC: 2

Equipped Gear:
Weapon: Blue Poison | T1 War Hammer : 2 Bleed | Paralyze
Armor: Blue Blazer | T1 LA : 2 MIT | EVA
Misc: Blue Bangle | T1 Trinket: 2 Recovery | EVA

Skills:
War Hammer R1

Active Mods:

Inactive Mods:

Active Extra Skills:

Inactive Extra Skills:


Battle Ready Inventory:

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<<Nepent Variant>>

<<Nepent Variant>> is a one and a half meter tall man-eating shrubbery consisting mostly of vines. It uses two long vines with razor sharp leaves at the ends as weapons to cut its opponents. They are rare and usually travel in groups of normal nepents without the large red flower or fruit atop of their head. Such flowers and fruits can be used to make potions to heal injuries. 

Stats:
HP: 200
MIT: 10
DMG: 25
ACC: 1
EVA: 0

Skills:

  • <<Plant Frenzy>>: On MD 9-10, the Nepent will strike all party members for 35 DMG.
  • <<Photosynethsis>>: On CD 9-12, the Nepent will restore 15 HP and gain 5 MIT until its next turn.
  • <<Weapon Lock>>: Only Sword Arts of Rank 2 or lower may be used against this boss.
  • <<Tier Lock>>: For the duration of the fight, all of the participants’ stats that scale with Tier are calculated as though they’re Tier 1. [DMG/MIT/BLEED enhancements etc.]

Stepping out of a bakery that she had quite familiar with, her teeth were sunk into a blueberry toaster strudel. A fine cuisine for the early hours of a day. Many players were just arising from sleep, but Blue always found that she didn't need much sleep, only resting for about five hours each night. Late to bed and early to rise, that was the phrase right? The pungent aroma of coffee filled her nostrils, forcing her to pause in her eating. She didn't wish to ruin the pleasant taste of her pastry with another aroma. Electric blue eyes scanned the area, quickly finding the source of the bitter substance. Whether it was a lucky find or not, the source was someone she had met previously. 

Holding the pastry in her mouth, she would wipe her hands off on her jacket and chase the boy down. Taking a bite and removing the pastry from her mouth, she jumped in front of him excitedly. Swallowing the food, she gave him a cheerful greeting. "Hey Kura! Whatcha up to? Coffee again? So boring." 

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Hearing the foot steps behind him, Kura assumed it was just another player making their way through the town. What he was not prepared was for Blueberry to leap from the shadows in front of him. He was luckily able to stop in time before he barreled into her, and more importantly kept his coffee from spilling. While most would be surprised by Blueberry's sudden appearance, Kura instead focused on the more pressing concern of her calling out his taste in beverages.

"The taste reminds me of good times is all, I'll be the first to admit that it isn't exactly the most pleasant of drinks. Also good morning Blue. As for what I'm doing, I'm just going through an old routine I had for nostalgia sake. Hunt a few mobs down, have lunch outside, then continue grinding until sundown."

Despite him saying that about his coffee, he would have a little smile every time his cup touched his lips. After another sip of his drink, he would pose a similar question to Blueberry.

"How about you? What are you up to?"

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Kura came to a stop in front of her, his eyes watching his beverage. "Good times? Really? The only thing I think when I smell it is being kept away by my roommate as she studied and did homework late into the night." He mentioned what he was doing, and didn't cease her disappointment. "Sounds boring." 

"How about you? What are you up to?"

A frown appeared on her face before she took another bite of her strudel. "Bothering people. But I suppose im now hunting a few mobs down, having lunch outside, and grinding until sundown now." She stepped behind him and gave him a light push in the direction of the outside of the floor. "Lets go, only fourteen hours until sundown!" Finishing her pastry, she would now follow Kura into the plains beyond the town of beginnings. 

Once outside, she looked out, seeing many of the typical boars. She didn't really find herself fighting them all too often. She wasn't that good at fighting, and hadn't been spending her skill points on her weapon. She'd been patiently waiting until she could properly use healing skills. 

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Kura would think about said good times, which were basically similar to Blueberry's roommate situation where he would stay up long hours to grind on his MMO, or pouring over his textbooks. Boring to everyone else, the peaks of his life in Kura's opinion. Putting aside about what that says about his psyche, Kura would simply shrug in response to the first part of Blueberry's reply, believing they had different tastes in fun.

He took the tap on the back as the signal to go, but before he did looked back with a curious expression when he heard Blueberry's words when he was being pushed.

"But you're not bothering me. Do you plan to bother other people afterwards?"

While talking with Blueberry, he saw a Nepent Variant in the distance. Thinking it was alone, he began sprinting forward, his war hammer appearing in his hand. With an over head swing, he looked to crush the Nepent. But before it could land, two vines appeared before him and blocked his blow. While the first Nepent ran away to safety far in the distance, he looked towards the now very angry source of the vines, a Nepent Variant.

"Ah, there's momma."

As he says that, the field boss looked for revenge, lashing out with the vines originally used for defense. Not being caught flat footed after his failed charge, he weaved his way through the counter attack, trying to look for his own.

<<Field Boss Spawned: Nepent Variant>>

(Combat)

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Declaration Phase:

Kura | Lv. 7 | HP: 140/140 | EN: 32/32 | DMG: 9 | ACC: 5 | EVA: 3 | HATE: 0

Blueberry | HP: 120/120 | EN: 30/30 | DMG: 4 | MIT: 12 | EVA: 2 | BLD: 12 | PARA | REC: 2 | HATE: 0

First Nepent Variant | HP: 200/200 | DMG : 25 | ACC: 1 | MIT: 10

Combat Phase:

Post Action | "Lift Asunder [Charge]" | x11 | 11 EN Cost | Miss | New EN Cost: 4 |

ID #194853 | BD 1 - 1 + 5 = 1 | Critical Miss | DMG: 0 | Lift Asunder [Charge] vs Nepent Variant

ID #194853 | MD 3 - 3 = 1 | l Miss | DMG: 0 | Nepent Variant vs Kura (Same Roll)

Resolution Phase:

Kura | Lv. 7 | HP: 140/140 | EN: 28/32 | DMG: 9 | ACC: 5 | EVA: 3 | HATE: 0

Blueberry | HP: 120/120 | EN: 30/30 | DMG: 4 | MIT: 12 | EVA: 2 | BLD: 12 | PARA | REC: 2 | HATE: 0

First Nepent Variant | HP: 200/200 | DMG : 25 | ACC: 1 | MIT: 10

 

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"But you're not bothering me. Do you plan to bother other people afterwards?"

A smirk played on the young girl's face. "Not bothered huh? I'm not doing my job well enough then, am I?" She followed him, randomly mentioned different foods that she wanted to try until Kura suddenly burst forward, using a warhammer to slam into the enemy. To both of their surprise, vines reached out and stopped his attack cold. A larger nepent approached, this one instead with a flower on its head.

"Ooh, I think i've heard about this before. That's a boss!" Darting forward, the wind pulled back her hood as she rushed forward. Leaping up and over Kura, she took the advantage of the moment it was blocking him. A frying pan materialized in her hand before it extended and came down on the monster with impressive force. It let go of Kura's weapon and stopped its movement as it became paralyzed. 

"That was fun!" She said, backing away from the monster and brushing pink hair from her face. 

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ID: 194855
BD: 9 Crit! +1 DMG. Added Effects: Paralyze 1/1 and Bleed 12 2/2
CD: 11 Recovery! +2 EN
DMG: 4(+1)x5(Crash)=25 DMG | 5 EN expended. 

 


 

Kura | Lv. 7 | HP: 140/140 | EN: 28/32 | DMG: 9 | ACC: 5 | EVA: 3 | HATE: 0

Blueberry | HP: 120/120 | EN: 28/30 | DMG: 4 | MIT: 12 | EVA: 2 | BLD: 12 | PARA | REC: 2 | HATE: 2

First Nepent Variant | HP: 175/200 | DMG : 25 | ACC: 1 | MIT: 10 Paralyzed 1/1 | Bleed (12) 2/2

 

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Kura was expecting to continue be pressed back by the Nepent Variant's onslaught, not for it to unceremoniously fall face first onto the ground. Whatever Blueberry did, it was damn well effective, with the frying pan knocking the poor creature out cold for a few moments. Not wanting for this opportunity to slip past, he slammed his war hammer into the prone Nepent Variant. Backing away as well to her side, he took a moment to respond to Blueberry's reply to his comment about annoyance.

"I'm rooting for you, do your best in all that you do."

The joking tone of her words completely flew over his head as he began to move forward into the fray once more. It was groggily pushing itself up, the Nepent Variant, after Blueberry's first blow. Not wanting to be blocked a second time, he closed in the distance, ready to strike the field boss once more.

(Combat)

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Declaration Phase:

Kura | Lv. 7 | HP: 140/140 | EN: 28/32 | DMG: 9 | ACC: 5 | EVA: 3 | HATE: 0

Blueberry | HP: 120/120 | EN: 25/30 | DMG: 4 | MIT: 12 | EVA: 2 | BLD: 12 | PARA | REC: 2 | HATE: 2

First Nepent Variant | HP: 163/200 | DMG : 25 | ACC: 1 | MIT: 10 | Paralyzed: 1/1 | Bleed: 2/2

Regeneration Phase:

Kura | Lv. 7 | HP: 140/140 | EN: 28 + 1 = 29/32 | DMG: 9 | ACC: 5 | EVA: 3 | HATE: 0

Combat Phase:

Post Action | "Lift Asunder" | x11 | 9 EN Cost |

ID #194853 | BD 2 + 5 = 7 | Hit | DMG: 99 - 10 = 89 | Lift Asunder vs First Nepent Variant

<<First Nepent Variant is Paralyzed [1/1]>>

<<First Nepent Variant is Bleeding, Taking 12 Damage [2/2]>>

Resolution Phase:

Kura | Lv. 7 | HP: 140/140 | EN: 20/32 | DMG: 9 | ACC: 5 | EVA: 3 | HATE: 1

Blueberry | HP: 120/120 | EN: 25/30 | DMG: 4 | MIT: 12 | EVA: 2 | BLD: 12 | PARA | REC: 2 | HATE: 2

<<First Nepent Variant is No Longer Paralyzed>>

First Nepent Variant | HP: 62/200 | DMG : 25 | ACC: 1 | MIT: 10 | Bleed: 1/2

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The fallen weed was an easy target, allowing Kura to bring some damage after her attack. Red shards poured into the air from where she had struck it, slowly bleeding its life away. An energetic smile displayed on her face, she would thrust her warhammer forward, knocking the plant creature back. More shards began to pour from the wound. She forced her frying pan back into its smaller state before putting it away, her eyes casting towards Kura. "I can't damage it like you, so you can finish it off!" She created some distance between her and the creature, not giving it the chance to make an attack on her. It honestly was a flawless battle, it was just a shame she hadn't been able to finish the creature off. Her weapon was weak, but she didn't intend to work on it for a while. Her focus wasn't on damage, she liked the energy of a battle, but she didn't really like killing things. She would if needed though. 

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ID: 194855
BD: 8. Added Effects: Bleed 12 2/2
CD: 2
DMG: 4(+1)x4(Concussion)=20 DMG | 2 EN expended. 


Kura | Lv. 7 | HP: 140/140 | EN: 20/32 | DMG: 9 | ACC: 5 | EVA: 3 | HATE: 0

Blueberry | HP: 120/120 | EN: 27/30 | DMG: 4 | MIT: 12 | EVA: 2 | BLD: 12 | PARA | REC: 2 | HATE: 2

First Nepent Variant | HP: 42/200 | DMG : 25 | ACC: 1 | MIT: 10  Bleed (12) 2/2

 

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Blueberry may not have liked to kill things, but Kura had no such moral qualms about hitting things until they stopped moving. He would give a simple nod to Blueberry's command, and throw himself at the Nepent Variant. The vines lashed out once more in a last moment of defiance, which were then smashed away without remorse. His blow wouldn't be blocked away this time. Hefting his weapon, he slammed the field boss in the chest. With one final groan, the boss shattered into pixels of light.

Dismissing the prompt for loot immediately, Kura would quietly survey the area to make sure there were no other threats, then when there were none, walk back to Blueberry. Then he realized something. They weren't in a party together. So used to solo grinding he forgot one of the basic things in MMO's that you needed to do if you wanted to fight in a group.

And so, he would send her a party invite, while looking at her weapon.

"Never knew frying pans could be such an effective weapon."

(Combat)

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Declaration Phase:

Kura | Lv. 7 | HP: 140/140 | EN: 20/32 | DMG: 9 | ACC: 5 | EVA: 3 | HATE: 0

Blueberry | HP: 120/120 | EN: 24/30 | DMG: 4 | MIT: 12 | EVA: 2 | BLD: 12 | PARA | REC: 2 | HATE: 2

First Nepent Variant | HP: 62/200 | DMG : 25 | ACC: 1 | MIT: 10  | Bleed: 1/2

Regeneration Phase:

Kura | Lv. 7 | HP: 140/140 | EN: 20 + 1 = 21/32 | DMG: 9 | ACC: 5 | EVA: 3 | HATE: 0

Combat Phase:

Post Action | "Boom" | x10 | 8 EN Cost |

ID #194858 | BD 8 + 5 = 13 | Hit | DMG: 90 - 10 = 80 | Boom vs First Nepent Variant

<<First Nepent Variant Has Been Slain>>

Resolution Phase:

Kura | Lv. 7 | HP: 140/140 | EN: 13/32 | DMG: 9 | ACC: 5 | EVA: 3 | HATE: 2

Blueberry | HP: 120/120 | EN: 24/30 | DMG: 4 | MIT: 12 | EVA: 2 | BLD: 12 | PARA | REC: 2 | HATE: 3

First Nepent Variant | HP: 0/200 | DMG : 25 | ACC: 1 | MIT: 10 

(Loot)

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Buffs: LD 3x

ID: 194859 | LD: 3 + 3 = 6| CD: 2 | Looting Nepent Variant
 | [BASE COL]: 100 Col
 | [CD BONUS]: 100 Col
 | [LD BONUS]: 100 Col
 | [LOOT TABLE]: Uncommon Consumable (1)

Total: 300 Col, Uncommon Consumable (1), Nepent Ovule (1)

 

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With a singular strike, the enemy burst into brilliant blue crystals as its life gave out to their attacks. However, unlike monsters, they wouldn't be returning if that happened to them. That was the reason she didn't like fighting and also the reason as to why she wanted to take the route of healer. Closing her eyes, she would softly let out the words,

"I'm sorry." 

Even if it wasn't real, they had just taken a life. This wasn't something she would feel guilt for, but it isn't something she wanted to feel nonchalant about. Resuming as if nothing happened, she turned to Kura. "Nice job! It didn't stand a chance!" 

"Never knew frying pans could be such an effective weapon."

The words came with a sudden party request. Something she herself had seemed to forgot to do before they charged out here. "Frying pans are for preparing dishes correct? Just imagine the monsters are ingredients and it makes a lot more sense. You should've seen the guy's face who made it when I requested it!"

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A more perceptive individual could have picked up on Blueberry's feelings about taking a life. Kura was not that perceptive individual, taking the compliment after Blueberry's whisper at face value with a nod.

"Mm. Thank you for backing me up as well."

Once the conversation moved onto the topic of the frying pan and Blueberry's synonym, of course what Kura would take out of that interaction was the food analogy. He had always wondered whether or not the item drop from the Nepent Variant was edible, but he had never been hungry enough to try it. With those sort of thoughts dominating his mind, Kura spoke up once more.

"No, it already makes perfect sense, in fact it's strange that the blacksmith looked at you funnily for requesting it. If it is a functional weapon, it matters not what form it'll take. But now that you mention monsters being ingredients... A Nepent vegetable stir fry huh. I'll try it if I forget to pack my lunch."

While talking, Kura would pop out a spy glass and search around for more field bosses, quietly hoping he could find one that looked tasty.
 

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