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1Trouble on the Farm [B/Ayero] Empty Trouble on the Farm [B/Ayero] on 05/10/14, 11:39 am

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Spoiler:
Job Name: Trouble on the Farm
Job Rank: B
Job Location: Heliohapt
Job Rewards: 15,000 Huang|200 XP
Job Overview: Heliohapt’s agricultural sector is in trouble—entire fields of crops are being chewed up overnight by an unknown assailant(s). As Heliohapt heavily relies on domestic farming for the bulk of their food as well as some exports, the farmer’s guild has raised concern over the loss of their crops. Camp out in the fields of Heliohapt’s most prosperous farmer at night and bring the one(s) responsible for this destruction to justice!

Enemies:

Enemy Name: Desert Jackal (x5)
Rank: D
Needed damage to take down: D
Abilities: Adults can grow up to 1.5 meters long and have sharp claws and large paws capable of dealing D-tier damage. They are relatively quick and can move at up to 10 m/s.

Enemy Name: Alpha Jackal
Rank: B
Needed damage to take down: A
Abilities: This King Jackal stands at a height of 1.5 meters and a length of 2 meters long. He has massive razor sharp claws and a thick tail that can swat opponents away, both capable of causing B-tier damage. Can move at 15 m/s.

Sharp red irises flickered back and forth, pupils dilating in order to take in as much light as possible. Said light was scarce at this time of night though, with only the moon and a smattering of stars decorating the sky above them. The night sky was characteristically clear, as any sort of cloud cover was rather rare in this desert setting. Moving swiftly through the sands, a large black snake winds in a zigzag pattern towards his prey. His body senses the reverberations of little feet against the sand, dulled by the loose ground but still there. The desert rat, now on high alert pauses momentarily as the predators disappears from his line of sight. The red eyes are no longer peeking out at him from the darkness and the flicker of the yellow diamond pattern on the snake’s back was no longer visible. Heart hammering in his chest, the desert rat scurries along towards the city, hoping to find cover in one of the many alleyways or buildings of Heliohapt’s slums. His movements are predictable though, as Kabu as seen this sort of behavioral pattern before. Though he’s spent most of his days wrapped around the body of a Fanalis woman, lately he tended to slither off to gather his own meals as he pleased. Generally successful, the predatory creature rarely had to receive food from his master who didn’t seem to mind feeding the serpent herself but was nevertheless pleased at being able to keep more Huang in her pockets for her own meals and accommodations, as well as her upcoming trip to the homeland.

Flicking his tongue out to taste the air and thus the direction of his prey, the black snake lunges at the rat with a perfectly timed strike. With fangs sinking into its neck, the rat gives out a string of desperate squeaks and squeals until it’s cries finally die down into the night and are replaced with the sound of the serpent feasting on a well earned meal.

Some distance away, the aforementioned Fanalis woman lays on her back against the sand, arms folded behind her head and legs crossed as she gazes up at the night sky. While she trusted Kabu to return to her on his own, she felt the need to accompany the snake on his little hunting trips if she could spare the time. She enjoyed having a bit of time away from the bustling city as well and had to admit that the silence of the desert, even with the muted hubbub from the nearby city was rather relaxing. As Kabu finishes dinner, he begins to make his way back toward the red headed young woman. A flurry of footsteps and fur catches his eye, causing the snake to rear his head to the side. He saw nothing, but his predator sense told him that another creature was indeed out and about. Lowering himself into the sands once more, he glides in the direction of his new prey. Using his tin tongue once more, he tests the air for the scent of the creature, intent on having desert tonight. Suddenly, the hunter becomes the hunted as a fox-like creature leaps from the shadows onto the snake’s body. Hissing wildly, Kabu twists and turns his body in an attempt to throw his assailant off as claws scratch at his back. After throwing the attacker off, the black snake wastes no time in striking the creature over and over with sharp fangs until all movement ceases.

The Fanalis woman had sat up upon hearing the commotion, concern for her companion willing her into motion but not enough to cause alarm. Kabu had been growing stronger in his own right and she respected the growth of his strength and skill. But she knew something was amiss when he slithered from the shadows, carrying the body of a familiar looking creature in his jowls. He held it up to the woman for inspection, a knowing look in his red eyes. Frowning, Ayero lifted the deceased creature by the scruff of it’s neck in order to get a better look at it. With a light scoff, she drops the body back onto the sand beneath her as she stands. ”Is this some sort of revenge bit?” She holds out her arm to the serpent who take the cue to slide up her limb, eventually winding his way around her body and settling.

”Hm, are you full? Seems like such a waste.” She turns away from the desert, facing the city. It seemed strange to her to see a desert jackal this close to Heliohapt, as they generally kept their distance from humans and made their home deep within the desolate sands. With a shrug, the halfling and the snake make their way back toward the city.

Dominance D to C Tier: [500+/500]


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2Trouble on the Farm [B/Ayero] Empty Re: Trouble on the Farm [B/Ayero] on 05/10/14, 12:08 pm

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The walk to the city was rather short, but perhaps it had only seemed that way as Ayero’s mind was busy elsewhere. She had accomplished her goal of finding and freeing her brother from a life in chains, only for him to disappear of his own accord in the chaos. As confused as she felt, he’d left her with a new goal before vanishing. Eager to leave the desert land, Ayero had been occupying herself with various jobs in order to earn the money to travel to her home country of Reim, wanting to have enough Huang to support herself for at least a few weeks in the capital in the case that she could not find work.

After the disastrous slave auction, parts of the city were left in ruins. Lootings were common at night and problems seemed to just pile up on top of each other. It was no surprise when the woman happened along a group of irate farmers, shouting amongst eachother as they gathered around a man standing on an overturned crate. ”As the chief crop producers of Heliohapt, we have a responsibility to feed our people. I’m asking for all of us to pull our exports and put them towards the health of our country!” Eyes narrowing in curiosity, the red head steps closer to hear what else the man had to say. As far as she knew, Heliohapt farmers produced more than enough crops to feed their own country, enough for them to export some of their rarer fruits and vegetables to other countries at a high price.

”Other people be damned, how am I supposed to support my family on such measly earnings? Reim pays top dollar for exports!” An irritated man shouted back, supported by likeminded farmers in the crowd.

”What we need to do is stop who or whatever is destroying our crops. If things continue the way that they are, we won’t have enough to feed our own families, much less export to other countries.” An older farmer chimed in, stroking his graying beard in thought. The man atop the soapbox sighs, closing his eyes in consideration.

”Please, I understand everyone’s anger. I’ve lost nearly half of my wheat crop last night. I believe Hiram is correct, we should try and eliminate this threat to our livelihood before it ceases to exist all together!”

Curiosity thoroughly piqued, the woman makes her way closer to the ground and addresses the man at the center. ”Excuse me…”

[415/1500]


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3Trouble on the Farm [B/Ayero] Empty Re: Trouble on the Farm [B/Ayero] on 05/10/14, 01:06 pm

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”You sure you’ll be alright out here, alone?” Hiram rubbed at his chin apprehensively as the Fanalis woman settled in his field. Ayero had offered her services to the farmers, rather confident that she could help eliminate their problem. The men were uneasy at first as the strange traveler offered her assistance, but she supposedly appeared capable enough and after a brief exchange was given the task of guarding Hiram’s fields for the night. The older man was one of Heliohapt’s most prosperous and skilled farmers; loss of his crops would certainly hit the country’s economy hard. ”I will be. Worry not, I’ve got this one to keep any eye out alongside me.” Ayero assures the man, patting Kabu’s black head that rested on her shoulder.

Hiram’s eyes widened in surprise at the creature. ”My! I didn’t even notice…has he been here this whole time?” The halfling nods in response, gliding her hand absently along Kabu’s head. ”He’s got good eyes.” Scratching at his bald head beneath a straw hat, the farmer shakes his head before setting down a bowl of rice and a small skin of water next to the woman. ”From the missus. She’s worried about a girl spending the night alone in the fields, but I’ll tell her that it’s nothing a Fanalis like yourself and her snake can’t handle!”

The next several hours had passed rather uneventfully. Ayero had finished the food the man’s wife had generously provided and had taken to walking the perimeter of the fields rather than lying in wait. As the night dragged on, the woman became gradually sleepy as she was generally asleep at this hour, but part of it was due to the lack of action. She had figured that this would be easy money, simply slaying some bandits or creatures that preyed upon the farmer’s fields at night. She hoped that they’d at least have the courtesy to show up earlier in the evening, rather than the dead of night.

As she strolled among the maze of tall corn plants, Kabu’s head suddenly twitched on her shoulder. Alert, the snake slithered his head away from her body to swivel to the side. ”Kabu…did you hear something?” The halfling questions, turning a concerned gaze toward her companion. Kabu’s large red eyes blink back at her, tongue flickering out in order to gather the scents in the area. Squinting in the darkness, Ayero’s own dark brown eyes scan the area for any signs of life. Seeing and hearing nothing, the woman shrugs to herself and looks back at the snake on her shoulder. He was still standing alert, tasting the air intently. Knowing better than to brush off his concern she continue to make her way through the corn, albeit moving much more slowly and carefully in hopes that Kabu would alert her if he sensed anything.

[891/1500]


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4Trouble on the Farm [B/Ayero] Empty Re: Trouble on the Farm [B/Ayero] on 05/10/14, 01:39 pm

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After several minutes of heightened tension Ayero pauses, letting her guard down for a moment as she raises a hand to her lips to stifle a yawn. It would be at that moment when Kabu’s head jerked directly in front of her, letting out a low warning hiss. A rustle is heard as movement shakes the thick corn stalks, rapidly approaching the girl and her companion. Caught mid-yawn, Ayero hurries to pull Kotowari from its sheath in time to clumsily block a whirlwind of fur and claws that launches at her from the corn. Is that…ha! I knew it! She squints at the jackal in the moonlight, which was now bracing itself against the stalks of corn with its paws as it chewed eagerly at the base of the plant. ”Oi, get away from that!” She snaps, brandishing her weapon. Threatened, the desert jackal lets out a snarl and charges at the red head once more. More prepared this time, Ayero moves to the side while drawing back her weapon, dealing a quick slash to the side of the beast’s neck. Said beast falls to the ground with a cry of surprise and anguish, gurgling as it gasped from breath and slowly bled out.

”Huh.” The woman grunts before turning on her heel. All of this alleged damage couldn’t have come from just one desert jackal, and with the noise in the distance approaching her, she figured that she was right. Hearing the distressed cries of their fallen comrade, the jackals that had been busy tearing up crops further away rushed to aid him. Re-establishing the grip on her talwar, the Fanalis readied herself for the assault. The first one had gone down easy, but multiple assailants could make things tricky. Luckily she wasn’t alone. A quick bout of hissing in her left ear alerted her to another jackal coming in from her left. Like the first, it lunged at her with its sharp claws at the ready. Stepping quickly to the side, the woman lands another strike along the length of its body, turning as another tries to attack her from behind. She administers a kick to it’s stomach, sending the fox-like creature sailing backward with a yelp as it lands heavily among the corn stalks several yards away.

The last two arrive shortly thereafter, emerging from the thick tangle of flora at the same time. Again, she strikes one across the neck with a deep cut while the other managed to latch itself onto her back. Cringing as the jackal screamed in fury and began to dig his claws into her neck, the Fanalis steadies herself and reaches behind her, grasping at the creature’s fur before final pulling it off by the scruff of it’s neck. As she slams the beast to the ground, it lets out a pained yelp. Rubbing the back of her neck, Ayero feels bits of the slick sensation caused by blood from the shallow wound of the creature’s claws. It wasn’t serious but the beast had pinched her skin tightly for a good few seconds causing discomfort. A hush blanketed the fields as if the fight had never happened. The woman survey the damage caused by both her and the jackals, frowning to herself a bit at the thought that Hiram would  certainly not like what he sees. But she had managed to deal with the mysterious crop assailants.

The action had only lasted for several minutes, but to the sleepy Fanalis it may as well have been five times that long. ”Looks like another job well done, eh?” She sighs, patting the snake’s head with a weary smile. ”I’d hurry and go tell Hiram, but maybe we should stick around a bit longer to make sure—“ The pounding of distant footsteps interrupts her thoughts. Around her, stalks of corn began to shake as the sound approached. The heavy plants began to fall to the ground, and these would serve as a warning as a large creature tore through the plants like paper.

[1500+/1500]


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5Trouble on the Farm [B/Ayero] Empty Re: Trouble on the Farm [B/Ayero] on 05/10/14, 02:06 pm

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Grunting through gritted teeth, Ayero takes a wide stance with her blade positioned at her side, prepared to take on whatever it was that was heading toward her. After several long moments of anticipation, a large creature ripped through the snarl of vines and stalks with it’s massive, razor sharp claws. Though it appeared to be a jackal as the ones she’d fought before, this one was larger and far more intimidating. Grinding her teeth, Ayero’s grip tightens on the hilt of her sword. Unsure if she should strike first or even how to go about doing so, the Alpha Jackal decides for her and lunges with a roar, moving at 15 m/s. With a loud grunt, Ayero bring up her talwar diagonally to intercept the beast’s claws. But she’s not quick enough this time, and nearly takes a claw to the face had she not had the good sense to move when she did, pushing herself back several feet. Pursing her lips in both thought and irritation, the halfling weighs her options and tries to formulate a plan that would enable her to take down this beast. But she had both the darkness of the night and her own lack of sleep working against her now, whereas the Alpha Jackal was most certainly more awake that she was and far more adept at moving around at night. For a moment the pair is at a standstill, each fighter pushing back on the other with their own strength. Charging at the creature herself, the halfling waits for the beast to rear up once more, raising a massive paw before bringing it down on her once more. Again, she angles her sword before deciding that it was not adjusted properly and pulls away before she can come to harm. Gripping the handle tightly, Ayero continually dodges the beast’s clawed assault while trying to formulate a plan to finish it.

With a great roar, the Alpha Jackal swings its large paw down upon the woman once more, irritated that she had been avoiding his attacks thus far. Having no time to move, the halfling bites her lip and raises the blade to meet the beast’s claws once more, eyes falling shut in anticipation and fear as she feels the steel of her talwar make heavy contact with the creature’s claws. Opening one eye slowly, she’s surprised to see the jackal struggling as he towers above her, snarling as his claw is intercepted by the woman’s weapon. Opening her other eye and straightening her stance out, Ayero applies more pressure to her blade as she pushes back against the beast. Had Ayero been a normal human, her physical strength would perhaps not have been able to measure up to that of the Alpha Jackal. But the half-Fanalis succeeded in matching the beast’s strength thus far as the two stare at eachother, locked in a momentary struggle of power.

Re-Training Parry to B-Tier [485/1000]


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6Trouble on the Farm [B/Ayero] Empty Re: Trouble on the Farm [B/Ayero] on 05/10/14, 02:35 pm

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A snarl erupts from the irritated beast as he presses down heavier on the woman’s sword, clearly annoyed that his attack was stopped by someone far smaller and apparently weaker than he. Ayero grimaces, under the increased pressure, pushing back with all of the strength that her stance would allow her to. After a few long moments the beast suddenly retracts his paw, only to slam it down on the halfling’s talwar in a new assault, hoping to break her defenses. But Ayero had prepared herself for something like this and had taken the brief window of time she was given as the jackal reared once more to solidify her stance. Once again, the now familiar feel of the heavy claw met her sword as both began to push on the other’s weapon with all of their might.

”Kkkkttt….” A low whistle of air escapes the red head’s clenched teeth as she tests her strength against that of the Alpha jackal, peering up at the creature for the first time since she had watched him break through the plant life. The creature truly was massive, nearly 2 meters in height with a thick body. It’s massive paws could probably crush a man’s skull given the opportunity, and she didn’t even want to think about the damage the claws she was currently defending herself against could cause to her body. Suddenly, the sound of metal sliding against hardened claws reached her ears and she focused on the two weapons locked in struggle. Both her sword and the jackal’s claws were moving, each being pushed away slightly by the force of the other. Determined not to let herself be outdone by a jackal of all creatures, the halfling grunts loudly and pushes back against the large claws once more. The muscles in her arms were beginning to burn slightly, the limb now working aerobically as it had run out of oxygen and needed rest. She knew that she wouldn’t last much longer in this deadly struggle without giving her arm time to rest, as the lactic acid product began to build up and intensify the ache and burn of her strained muscles. With a hefty grunt, Ayero finds a burst of strength and presses the blade of her talwar heavily against the beast’s assaulting claws. The jackal’s arm had begun growing tired as well, but as it felt the woman push back against him with greater strength he roared in both irritation and pain. A toothy smirk made its way to the woman’s face as she finally took control of the clash, using the force she had gathered to direct the creature’s killer claws toward the ground. She’s keenly aware of each claw as it slips from the guide of her weapon, the jackal’s arm locked into positon by it’s own force and Ayero’s redirection.

With a mighty roar of indignation, the beast looks on helplessly as his claw is pushes to the ground by the smaller part-human. After breaking her blade free of the deadly lock, the Fanalis woman pauses for a moment in order to give her body a moment to rest and to reformulate her slapdash strategy. She had a technique in mind that may be able to take down this creature, but she was uneasy as she hadn’t used it in battle yet.

Stamina: [130/160]

Fully Re-Trained: Parry [1000+/1000]
Parry:
Name: Parry
Tier: B
Cost: 30 Stamina|15 Sustained
Weapon Type: Talwar
Class: Defensive
Range: Self
Duration: 2 posts
Cool-Down: 5 posts
Description: The user is able to block an opponent’s attack with their blade and push the opponent and/or their weapon away. Can defend against 1 A-tier, 2 B-tier, 4 C-tier or 8 D-tier attacks before breaking.


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7Trouble on the Farm [B/Ayero] Empty Re: Trouble on the Farm [B/Ayero] on 05/10/14, 03:02 pm

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The few moments of Ayero letting her guard down to rest came at a price, as an irritated Alpha Jackal was looking for revenge. Working based off of instinct to eliminate the threat, the great beast takes advantage of the momentarily fatigued woman and charges at her, turning his large body around at the last second to slam his thick, whip-like tail directly across the woman’s middle. The force had sent the halfling flying backwards, her body crashing amongst the stalks of corn some yards away. Groaning in pain Ayero is momentarily dazed, trying to regain her bearings and move her limbs about. Seeing his master in distress, Kabu slithers from his hold around her shoulders and chest, easily snaking his way through the underbrush and making his way towards the jackal. Said creature had resumed munching on the crops, causing a large amount of damage with his sharp teeth and empty stomach.  

Feeling defensive at the apparent defeat of his master, the black serpent lunges at the Alpha Jackal with a loud hiss, flying through the air. The beast is caught unawares, having his back turned to the snake as he seemed to figure that the danger had passed. He was clearly not prepared to face an airborne snake whose scaly black body easily blended in with the dark of the night. As soon as the jackal had turned to face the source of the noise, Kabu latches his mouth onto the creature’s arm, sinking his sharp fangs into the beast’s flesh. The jackal roars in surprise rather than pain at first, as the snake’s fangs weren’t all that large and the beast’s skin much thicker. But Kabu’s hold is firm, and he’s able to establish a better grip on the jackal’s limb once his fangs are fully embedded in his flesh. The jackal begins to swing his arm from side to side in an attempt to remove the black serpent, but Kabu holds fast. The jackal stops moving his arm from momentary fatigue. However, as soon as he does so a searing pain begins to rip through his arm, burning from the site of injection which happened to be the snake’s fangs. A clear substance would be produced from the glands of Kabu’s mouth, using his fangs to ride down into the jackal’s arm. With a great roar of pain, the jackal begins swinging wildly once more, but the movement of his arm is quickly reduced as the poison begins to rapidly distribute through his blood stream.

The deed done, Kabu uproots his fangs from the beast’s flesh and quickly slithers away before any harm could be done. The beast is too preoccupied by the new, painful sensation to take note of approaching footsteps. Hiding amongst the darkness and tall heads of the surrounding corn plants, Ayero exhales slowly and grips the base of her sword, focusing on gathering what little magoi she has.

Stamina: [120/160]

Trained Ability: Poison Fang [250+/250]

Poison Fang:
Name: Poison Fang
Tier: D-Tier
Cost: 10 stamina
Beast Type: Tactician
Range: 7 meters
Duration: Instant
Cool-Down: 2 posts
Description: Kabu lunges at an opponent at a speed of 15 m/s with his mouth open, displaying his fangs. Kabu sinks his fangs into one of his opponent’s limbs, effectively injecting them with D-tier poison that causes stinging pains throughout the body and halving the opponent’s ability speed for 2 posts.


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8Trouble on the Farm [B/Ayero] Empty Re: Trouble on the Farm [B/Ayero] on 05/10/14, 03:55 pm

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Since her last encounter with the blue magician of Imuchakk, Yakuroro, Ayero had been curious about the ability to manipulate her magoi. The Fanalis actually knew quite little about the ways of magic, always having considered it something to be observed from afar. Magic, as she knew it was a dangerous force wielded by highly skilled magicians that were trained in some far-off country she’d only heard about. She remained somewhat ignorant about magic and magoi until Yakuroro had insisted that she control a magic tool, his flying carpet. Initially thinking that it was some sort of trick or that nothing would happen, the halfling was surprised to feel a subtle energy move through her body into the carpet when she grasped the cloth, even moreso tickled when she discovered that she could control its slightest movement with sheer will alone.

Now that she knew what the magoi within her body felt like, Ayero had been practicing gaining a feel for it during her training. Though it was subtle as Fanalis inherently don’t have as much magoi as humans or Imuchakk, she gradually began to recognize the natural direction and flow of the energy. Next came actually attempting to gather or grasp this energy, in order to harness it into something useful during battle. This proved to be more difficult than actually be aware of the energy flowing through her body, but with time and much patience she was able to feel the beginnings of some small amount of control. The half Fanalis had spent many hours of training gathering her scant magoi into one of her limbs, marveling at the fact that she could control this mysterious energy in her body.

Initially she had difficulties in keeping the energy focused into one part of her body, for after a short while she’d lose her control over it and her magoi would begin flowing naturally again, equally distributed to all parts of her body. Again, with time and much training she was able to extend the intervals at which she’d be able to maintain her magoi manipulation, moving the energy slowly around her body until she grew too fatigued to be able to control it properly. Progress had been slow, but the halfling was impressed that such feats were possible at all. Not long ago she scoffed at the idea of a person having a different type of energy in their body than the kind that was used in training her muscles and techniques. But as time went on and manipulating her magoi became easier and more natural, Ayero started to think that the two weren’t entirely as different as she had previously throught.

After shifting the energy around her body, Ayero began to test transferring her magoi into inanimate objects around her: specifically her talwar. She had found the feat to be far more difficult than control Yakuroro’s flying carpet…considering that the magic item quite literally drains the magoi from the user upon contact. She was slightly surprised when her ordinary steel sword didn’t do the same thing, quickly reminding herself that the mysterious magician’s enchanted carpet was, for lack of a better term, enchanted. Extending her magoi was actually less difficult than she had imagined it to be. As she had now worked up the skill to manipulate the magoi in her body, all that remained for her to learn was to stretch it along the length of her weapon. The hilt of her talwar was rather easy; she could will her magoi to engulf the brass handle entirely with no problem. However, as she began to stretch the energy along the blade her control would falter and the magoi would come rushing back into her body. Frustrating as it was, the Fanalis woman was rather impressed with the skill she was developing and wouldn’t be deterred by setbacks that could likely be fixed through practice.

And practice she did. Excited that her capabilities did not end with her fanalis enhanced strength, Ayero’s control over her small amount of magoi grew until she was able to cover the entire length of her blade in her own energy. Since she had first started wielding a weapon, she’d been taught that a blade is supposed to feel as if it were an extension of one’s body. Over time she had understood what that meant, but with her own energy pulsing over the steel she had grown so used to, it felt as if Kotowari was another one of her limbs.

Training: Cross Slash [750/1500]


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9Trouble on the Farm [B/Ayero] Empty Re: Trouble on the Farm [B/Ayero] on 05/10/14, 04:25 pm

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Battered and annoyed, Ayero watched the jackal scream and thrash about in pain. Thanks to Kabu’s quick thinking, the beast’s motion was greatly reduced and he was more preoccupied with the pain rather than fighting if he was able to sense the woman’s presence. Shifting her stance, Ayero winces at a jabbing pain in her chest. A hand comes up to cradle the left half of her ribs. After being tossed through the corn field by the jackal’s tail, the halfling had a rather rough landing amongst the corn. The thick corn stalks had left some nasty stinging bruises along her back and legs, but the real pain came from the damage to her ribs where the assaulting tail had made contact. In all likelihood one or more of them had been fractured or bruised, but the half-Fanalis was riding on the high of battle which had allowed her to push through and pursue her target once more. All she needed was one good, solid hit and she was confident that she’d be able to fell the dreaded beast once and for all. Keeping a watchful eye on the Alpha Jackal as he whipped his tail into a row of corn stalks, she begins to gather magoi into her right arm.

The process was familiar to her by now, somewhat akin to muscle memory. She was relieved that she was able to control her energy with relative ease in the midst of battle, but she had an advantage here where her target was confused and slowed with the snake’s poison, not to mention her temporary camouflage. Kabu had found his way back to his master by this time, eagerly slithering around the woman’s feet in relief that she seemed to not be hurt beyond repair. Recognizing the stance she had taken and the intense look of concentration on her face, the snake wound his way up a nearby stalk to keep watch on their target as well as stay out of the woman’s way. Placing her trust in Kabu, Ayero exhaled slowly and closed her eyes in an attempt to increase her focus. She felt her heartbeat, her blood pumping though her veins as she honed in on the inner workings of her body and all that she could feel of it. When at last she felt as if every last bit of magoi was gathered in her right arm, she worked the energy along her hand, through her fingertips and onto the guard of the sword.

She did this slowly, carefully, not wanting to break her concentration. Kabu’s poison was a new-found ability and would likely not last very long on an opponent this large, meaning that she had to make the most of this opportunity she had been afforded. Closing her fingers around the hilt tightly, Ayero wills the energy to cover the entirety of the blade, take a brief moment to stabilize her control over her newly enhanced weapon and feel the pulse of her own energy as it surged along her blade. With one final exhale, she re-opens deep brown eyes. Completely trained on her target which had his back turned to the woman, Ayero takes the opportunity to dash from her cover of corn and leap into the air, aiming her body and sword towards the writhing jackal. She holds her blade out to the side, prepared to bring it down upon her opponent the moment she gets close enough. Hearing the approach of the woman by the scatter of the brush, the jackal is conscious enough to turn just as the ariel woman descends upon him. Letting out a roar, the animal’s cry is cut short as the halfling’s blade slashes along his front with a clean, diagonal cut.

Landing some feet away, Ayero stumble slightly and winces at the pain of her damaged ribs, hunching a bit as she brings a hand up once more to the area of pain. The magoi around the weapon had faded after the attack had been performed, the energy having been burnt up rather quickly. Sword falling from her hand as her magoi drains away, the Fanalis struggles to catch her breath before following suit and allowing her body to fall to the ground in a sitting position, landing with a thud. Leaving his perch, Kabu makes his way over to his master, winding gently across her lap rather than around her body as he usually did.

Breathing heavily, she peers over at the dying animal a little ways away, watching the life leave its body as paws twitched for the last time. This job had turned out to be more difficult than she had anticipated, but she was able to assure herself of her own skill in some part. After resting for a bit, the woman pushes herself off of the ground with a strangled grunt, Kabu uncoiling himself from her lap to follow her along without latching onto the injured woman.

”It looks like that took care of it…” She breathes, looking around the damaged corn field before shaking her head. ”Lets get out of here, I could use a bed and perhaps a good meal…I don’t think I’ll be eating corn any time soon.”

Magoi/Stamina: [80/160]

Fully Trained Cross Slash: [1500+/1500]
Cross Slash:
Name: Cross Slash
Tier: A
Cost: 40 stamina|20 sustained
Weapon Type: Talwar
Class: Offensive|Magoi Manipulation
Range: Close
Duration: 1 post
Cool-Down: 7 posts
Description: The user flourishes their blade above their head and brings it down on the opponent’s body in a diagonal slash at 25 m/s. By manipulating the magoi in their body, the user can extend it around their sword and break though Ω-Tier defenses as well as cause A-tier cutting damage.

[Exit]


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