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RE: Casual busting and Catching up
[LynFXP: 357 > 362]
[Z: 57595 > 60595]
[BF: 870 > 895]

Eternalis's missile launcher made a sharp pneumatic hiss as it closed up. The shield with a pair of Shredder disc blades embedded into it looked pretty torn up, having done its job of protecting the squishy targets behind it for the most part. "Operation was a success!" he declared cheerfully in a strange, robot announcer-like tone. The enormous blob's face turned towards Lyntael, who had just remarked on his new form. "I'm huge! Good!" he echoed happily, almost childlike. Aurora zoomed in on Sparky, jumping off while the pup changed back into his regular form. Sparky wasted no time in running circles around the big new form of his owner, while Eternalis's face followed suit in the same circle, making him look almost like one of the attractions the run-down amusement park might have had.

"Can't say I've got one that makes me bigger, no," laughed Aurora. "Used to change into a pair of heavy gloves for Eternalis to wear, but I haven't done that in ages. I'd be able to do a lot more being my own pair of hands." With Lyntael's position, Aurora wasn't able to see her friend's injury on her back, and her exertion wasn't anything she hadn't already seen before. She wondered whether she was becoming more used to seeing her strain herself. Even so... "Oh, yeah, that was a seriously strong blast you did then, I don't think even Eternalis's put out a punch that strong before," she said, reaching out to pat her on the shoulder. "Scared off the other two viruses too, but yes, let's move before this place starts to fall down on us too. Come on, you two, merry-go-round's shutting down!" Aurora called out to Eternalis and Sparky.

Sparky barked out in excitement and ran off to rejoin her, while Eternalis's face kept spinning for a few more spins. One could almost see comical swirls replace his eyes briefly as he stopped spinning, wobbling about in dizziness. "Hey, wait up!" he said, shaking off the blade discs embedded into his shield. The discs crashed onto the ground, surprisingly intact; a pillar of light indicated their automatic conversion into battlechip data into Harke's PET. Eternalis himself was engulfed in a light before morphing back to his usual form, his massive body and armaments compressing down and running off after the two girls.
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RE: Casual busting and Catching up
[LynFXP: 349 > 357]

The chaos that followed in the destruction of the decaying park attraction happened all at once, with Aurora, Lyntael, and Sparky scrambling together just in time to escape the collapse. As Aurora barely came to be able to have Sparky carry them, the board's thrusters roared to life, carrying them out through the tear in space. Debris spraying out from the compressed space shot past them, a hair's breadth away from prematurely stopping their escape, were it not for Sparky's quick strafes and dips.

The pup slowly touched down onto the ground a fair distance away from the destruction, and Aurora received a sudden hug from behind. "Whoa, hey!" she exclaimed, experiencing a few pins and needles from Lyntael's electrical discharge as she calmed down, though it didn't last for too long. Eternalis came to join along soon after, having escaped the wreckage himself and ending up a little closer to the haunted house. The blue Navi jogged over to where the othre three had ended up after seeing Lyntael's wave. Their reunion would be interrupted rather abruptly from the introduction of the massive amalgamation of a virus crashing its way through the wreckage, joined by a couple others.

"Yeesh, were these guys waiting for us to leave?" commented Eternalis. Despite the virus's clear destructive power, he didn't seem too perturbed by it.

"What a freaky design, is that like several viruses welded together?" said Harke.

"Seems like it," replied Eternalis. "Thinking back to that big fight we had with the Neo-Shoguns is bringing back memories, though. Lemme try to match its size!"

Eternalis then thrust his arm skyward, and the slime around his body began to disintegrate into a whirlwind around him. Before long, the color of the swirl began to fade away, turning into a haze of grey that wholly consumed his body. The haze then solidified immediately, turning into an enormous blob shape that came to tower over the other fighters. A pair of grey eyes opened at the front of the blob, and four tiny antennae sprouted from atop his head. "Broadside Cross active! Deploying Towering Guard!" he announced. Then, two enormous metal implements then produced themselves from within the blob, one of which was a nondescript looking box to his left, and a thick steel shield to his right. The shield lumbered as it swiveled towards his front, between him and the viruses.

Aurora's response was to chuckle to herself. "C'mon, Sparky, let's not get caught in that. Let's have at it, Lyntael!" she said, to which the pup barked excitedly, attaching herself to the board as he carried her off. As she did so, a dim field of energy encased her, and she held her hand out towards the ground that she had just left. A hole materialized, from which a wireframe built itself up into the shape of a KillerEye virus. The constructed virus's singular eye waved around for a moment before it pointed its sight stock forward, directly at the Shredder metavirus.

"Launching Bunker Buster!" Eternalis loudly announced. The nondescript box on his left suddenly hissed as it split open, from which two missiles shot up into the sky. High in the sky, the missiles flew outwards in a wide circle before swerving back downwards towards the viruses. As they approached, the warheads of the missiles split open to reveal the shape of a pair of fists, and slammed down into the ground. The earth shook and fractured from the impact, from which there was surely no escape. Eternalis's transformed visage watched from behind the tower shield with a strangely dissonant happy expression, as the huge grey blob swirled about in place, preparing to repair from any received counterattacks.

-- (Eternalis: 1 action @ Sparky)

[A1] Extraction Module @ Self: 20HP Barrier + 20HP Casing + 1-Hit Shield
[S1] Equip @ Aurora
[E1] Soul Cross: Broadside @ Self: Elec/Break Lv1, Blastproof/Smash, +10 Elec

[A2] (All for One) Sensor2HP: 100
Properties: Anchored, ElecBody
Object Damage: 100 + Impact
Damage Method: Telekinesis
Attack Damage: 130 Elec + Beam Attack + Stun 1
Accuracy: S
Description: Summons a Killereye to search for enemies. Fires an eye-beam when it detects them. It can see through invisibility.
Duration: Until destroyed or until it attacks.
Element: Elec
Special: ElecBody: Immune to Elec damage. Special: Laser TAG: Attack triggers when something moves through the targeting laser beam, no matter who or what that may be.
Trader Rank: C
: 100HP Anchored ElecBody Object: (130 + Beam Attack + Stun + Self-Destruct): Laser TAG (Acc: S) @ Shredder V3 (+15 Elem. Affinity)
[S2] Dodge (High Gear: Evasion+10%)
[E2] Towering Guard @ Self: 6-Hit Shield + Self-Slow

[S3] Dodge (High Gear: Evasion+10%)
[E3] GolemHit2Damage: 190 + Break + Panel Crack + Wide Attack
Accuracy: C
Description: A fist of stone falls from the sky to smash an enemy, and create a shock wave that hits two nearby enemies. The area affected by the fist becomes Cracked terrain.
Duration: Once
Element: Null
Trader Rank: C
: 190 + Break + Panel Crack + Wide Attack (Acc: C) @ Shredder V3

[E4] Influx Aegis @ Self (Stage 1: Support Base x2 (40), Stage 2: Delay (3 Actions): Support Base x2 (40), Stage 3: Delay (6 Actions): Support Base x2 (40))
[E5] GolemHit2Damage: 190 + Break + Panel Crack + Wide Attack
Accuracy: C
Description: A fist of stone falls from the sky to smash an enemy, and create a shock wave that hits two nearby enemies. The area affected by the fist becomes Cracked terrain.
Duration: Once
Element: Null
Trader Rank: C
: 190 + Break + Panel Crack + Wide Attack (Acc: C) @ Shredder V3
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"I wouldn't say we trounced them, honestly, their generals put up a hard fight," said Eternalis. Recalling the struggles of the time, the memories of the vast numbers of soldiers the Neo-Shogunate had accrued, and how hectic the defense had been. He had nearly triggered his emergency jackout as well, though once he tried accessing his memories on that particular part, his recollection was "discouraged" by Aurora's mental voice making a half-plea, half-demand towards not doing so. Even through the darkness of the tunnel, Eternalis could feel Aurora's ears turning a little redder.

"It was... rough, yeah. That's how these kinds of conflicts go," said Aurora, idly examining a broken display trying to show a horde of white-sheet ghosts, flickering in and out. "That's good, though, if they've turned over a new leaf. Hopefully they stay that way." Internally, she hoped that it wasn't simply a rosy portrait painted specifically to attract new recruits. While Lyntael definitely wasn't a typical innocent, bright-eyed girl, the fact that she had, by her own account, joined them fresh off the heat of an argument with her operator, may have colored her perceptions somewhat.

As she was pondering things, Eternalis was trying to keep Sparky from running ahead, with little success, as even with the vertical spiral, the pup had no qualms about exploring by itself, being able to fly and all. There was no stopping the little SP zooming up into the rest of the track, and Eternalis hung his shoulders in defeat. Should anything happen, Sparky was connected to his systems, and he could simply recall the pet in a pinch. Thus, he simply lagged behind again, choosing to accompany the two girls.

"That's a fancy-sounding name if I've heard one," he commented, watching Lyntael skip ahead on the tracks, with Aurora joining him at his side. "DragonierMan... I don't think we heard of anyone like that back then. Sounds like he has quite a posse himself, though. Maybe that's why he's doing diplomatic missions."

As soon as Lyntael mentioned her uniform, along with her telltale fidgety giggle, Aurora wryly smiled. "I'd love to see what you've got for your uniform, though I don't believe we got ourselves anything of the sort, since we joined just to see if it was interesting," said Aurora.

"It didn't seem like it would be interesting at all to fetch drinks for NetPolice officers, that's for sure," laughed Eternalis. "I'm sure if we did some chores for them they'd let us test some of the NetPolice's equipment, as part of the Technology division."

Before the two knew it, they were already at the top of the point where the spiral track went up. It was hard to see much, but Sparky was wagging his tail quite hard, waiting for them at the top. "Hey, there you are, you little scamp," said Eternalis, moving up to scoop up the pup, who was happy to jump into his master's arms. As he did so, there was a bit of a creak from where he stood, but it was but a brief moment that he paid it no mind. He tried to peer down at where the track slope went down, but it was a bit too dark to tell. Maybe they could have Sparky give them rides safely down, he mused.

"What kind of title did they give you? From the sound of 'Neo-Shogunate', I'd guess like they'd give you some complicated Electopian title," said Aurora. Before she could receive her answer, however, something snapped in the tracks under their feet, and all of them felt the sudden shift in weight.

"Wha--It's falling apart!?" yelled Eternalis.

Sparky barked in alarm, and Aurora was trying to keep her balance. She heard Lyntael's voice nearby, and went to action. In Eternalis's mind, a firm command--for him to let her take Sparky. He immediately complied, throwing her their SP-slash-ride. "Board form, Sparky!" he commanded, to which the pup affirmatively barked, and a brief flash of light overtook it. Aurora took the transformed hoverboard under her arm and grabbed at the general direction where she had heard Lyntael's voice from, managing to find purchase on what she assumed was her arm.

"I've got you! We'll be fine!" she shouted. Sparky would probably be able to hold the two of them, though how well was a guess. The pup would very likely not be able to hold all three, though, and for that end, she threw out her mental voice towards Eternalis, apologizing. The response she received was: Don't worry about me.

The structure under their feet shrieked and twisted as it collapsed further, and it was anyone's guess as to how it would end up in the next few seconds.

[Ready for Battle 2.]
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RE: Casual busting and Catching up
As the track led further into the darkness around the bend, Aurora's brow furrowed. Let's take it slow and keep two eyes out, she pinged to Eternalis, who had just beckoned Sparky over into his arms. The pup was somewhat apprehensive at first, but obliged soon enough, and he trailed behind the vanguard of two girls. The echoes of their steps along the dirty tracks played through their shared mental space for a while, with the footsteps being slow and staggered. In Eternalis's periphery, a small holographic display popped up, and he saw Aurora's field of vision through it. In the darkness, the display showed Lyntael's murky figure stumbling about, before Aurora's hand came out to catch her hand.

Through Lyntael's palm, Aurora felt the beating electrical pulse that came through her strikers while she listened to Lyntael's story. While the electrical pulse itself was erratic at times, it wasn't much different from what she had sensed previously in Sharo. She second guessed herself briefly, did she need to feel it up more? The spontaneous thought made her shake her head, but it was too late, and she could already sense Eternalis's amusement from their mental link.

"Oh, I imagine you snuck off a lot behind his back, including coming to our place, but it's a relief to hear that your operator still cares about you," said Aurora, squeezing Lyntael's hand in turn. "Joining a net faction sounds pretty fun too. Hadn't you joined the NetPolice's Technology division at some point?" said Aurora.

"I did, though I don't think I did much with that membership. I think they do have some stuff at the faction supply that's apparently hard to come by," laughed Eternalis. Despite them not walking too far in, the darkness was already overtaking them, and it was difficult to see much of anything save for the occasional spark off of Lyntael's body. "Honestly though, if you got a messenger bag from signing up? That was more than I got, I remember us having to fetch a drink for one of the officers and they just let us in without much fanfare. It was pretty funny, all things considered."

As he reminisced about his comedic sign-on to the NetPolice, the lights in the tunnel lit up suddenly, giving them a bit of a start. "Well! That's much easier to see in. Maybe we should've tried to get the cart running after all," he commented. As soon as Lyntael mentioned the name of the faction that she had joined, however, he stopped for a moment. "Neo-Shogunate... Isn't that the one we were up against with that big group we had together?"

Aurora's expression looked somewhat conflicted for a moment. Perhaps you shouldn't have mentioned it, she thought, to which Eternalis's reply thought came that he had simply blurted it out without thinking. Scratching her neck for a moment, she turned to Lyntael to explain. "Yeah, we've met them before; we joined a GNA contingent a long while ago that had us fight against an army that they had raised up to take over some Netopian network sector. I... don't suppose you saw anything about them doing something like that?"
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RE: Casual busting and Catching up
Their trek through the abandoned haunted house continued mostly unimpeded, into a smaller room. While Lyntael played with one of the physical props that were spread throughout the little area, Aurora followed along, watching the gremlin statue she had jostled wobble back and forth. It looked about to fall over, and she nearly jumped for it, but it swayed back into a stable position shortly. Taking advantage of Aurora's distraction with the statue, Sparky took the chance to jump out of her arms, finding his way into a hidden side entrance camouflaged by a fake wall; it was most likely meant for maintenance. "Whoa, boy, don't wander off too far," said Eternalis, who was leading not far ahead.

Don't fall too far behind, Aurora's voice echoed towards him, as she walked past, along with Lyntael, who had found something else she wanted to fiddle with: a nearly upturned carriage that seemed to be the ride through the haunted house. She motioned to see if she could help with the cart, but at the same time, it looked like she was more taking out her feelings on it rather than doing anything productive with it. The reason came to light quite soon, as Lyntael continued with the more grisly details of her story.

Working as a spotter definitely was something she was familiar with. It had been her line of work to provide assistance for someone else, albeit it was her Navi partner instead of a human infiltrator. She had watched many a hapless program breathe their last. Until the incident with her previous partner, it was something she had gotten... acclimatized to. She realized that she had never yet seen a flesh-and-blood human die, much less killed. Programs could be restored, humans couldn't. Aurora wondered, would she take it the same way herself? She didn't quite know whether she wanted to find out.

Even after Lyntael was clutching at herself, trying to console her own state, Aurora could only nod to follow her suggestion of going over the tracks, her mind still occupied. As she realized her silence, she shook her head to clear it of her thoughts. "Oh, sure! Let's head out--hang on," said Aurora, before turning back towards Eternalis and Sparky, who they had left behind a little while back. "Come on, Sparky, let's go!" she called out.
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RE: Casual busting and Catching up
[LynFXP: 347 > 349]

"No, I mean..." Aurora said, stopping herself mid-sentence. She doubted herself; was she actually coddling Lyntael that much? Surely concern for a friend was a good thing? She recalled the bizarre internal electrical flow that she had felt prior that made her wonder how their friend was still even standing. Her grip on Sparky unconsciously tightened up slightly. The pup wriggled in protest, and Aurora realized it before relaxing her grip.

At that moment, Eternalis stepped in front of Aurora slightly. "You did just fine, Lyntael. She said as much herself, she saw nothing wrong earlier, and I didn't either. If things got better, then she'd want to see if anything changed for the better from last time, right?" he reasoned, trying to defuse the situation.

As the environment cooled a little, he felt a small tap behind him, and a silent feeling of gratitude transmitted from his partner. With a wry smile, he stepped back to where he was, giving Aurora's shoulder a little squeeze as he did so.

At the mention of a mafia base, Aurora perked up. "He had to infiltrate it physically? Ah, I suppose that's normal, not everything would be connected to the greater network..." she mused. At that moment, the Mystery Data crystal had decrypted, and she picked up the gun-shaped battlechip data; she could definitely use it. The gun vanished in her hands as it was transmitted back up to the PET.

Looking at the melted ghost girl figure that Lyntael had been inspecting, she looked off towards the rest of the fire-warped haunted house, and gestured with her head silently to Lyntael; perhaps they could keep walking as they were while she talked?

[Rogue Battle 2 - Ready!]
[Eternalis.EXE: 600/600, Aurora.EXE: 100/100, Sparky.SP: 80/80]
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RE: Casual busting and Catching up
[LynFXP: 342 > 347]
[Z: 55345 > 57595]
[BF: 842 > 870]

With the Spikey and Blazer being dispatched by the tag team from the three Navis, the battle wound down to a close. Sparky's body shone brightly as the hoverboard clicked back into his normal form, and the pup made a dash for the gleaming blue Mystery Data crystal and jumped onto it. As he jumped onto the data crystal, however, Sparky was caught mid-run and lifted into the air by an invisible force. It quickly revealed itself to be Aurora, uncloaking herself in short order and carrying Sparky in her arms towards the other two.

"Seems to be all of them," said Eternalis, looking around.

Aurora's expression was that of some concern. "Rogan... If something went wrong, then," she murmured to herself, thinking back to the time when she was able to sense Lyntael's electrical circuitry from their time in the Sharo network. They had hugged not a few minutes ago, but it didn't occur to her to do the same analysis then; it was a simple show of affection.

From what I could tell from the battle earlier though, it didn't seem like anything had changed, so maybe I'm overthinking things, she thought. You could ask to check her up again, her partner's thought chimed in.

Aurora nodded to "herself", and turned to Lyntael. "If anything's happened to you, I could give you another check like I did back in Sharo," she offered. "I didn't see anything off when you were battling just now, but just in case?"

Next to her, Eternalis patted Lyntael on the shoulder in a show of support. Some small noise made him perk up slightly, and he turned towards the source: the Mystery Data crystal. It seemed that Sparky jumping onto it earlier had started its decryption process unwittingly.

[Open BMD: Y]
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RE: Casual busting and Catching up
Not quite expecting Lyntael to continue talking during the battle itself, Eternalis and Aurora were a little involved in the battle to respond immediately to her inquiry. Eternalis was the first to do so. "I remember you saying that; did something else happen recently?" he probed, right before a fireball blasted his face in. He made a little surprised noise, but it wasn't really enough to do much damage that his recovery systems weren't equipped to handle.

Strangely enough, he found his body recovering slightly slower than before, though it was still enough. Before he worried for it, Aurora's thought chimed in. Probably just rusty from not having battled for a few weeks, she posited. Logical reasoning. Scanning the field, their attacks had been pretty effective, though not without stragglers. "Lyntael, I'll leave the bird to you!" he called out.

"Sensor and some swords coming your way," said Harke, with more chips being fed through the system. Still lurking in the shadows, Aurora set up the Sensor as a small KillerEye turret materialized. Swiveling towards the remaining Spikey, its pupil shrunk briefly before a beam of light shot forward towards the canine virus.

On Eternalis's side, the StepSword and Katana chips integrated into his arm, tapering it into a thin blade. Soon after, he vanished from atop Sparky, and met the virus head-on with blade in mid-swing. A lightning-fast horizontal cut started off as Aurora's shot flashed by, followed by two rapid diagonal strikes in a cross pattern. A deadly two-pronged assault, from which there was little way to return.

-- (Eternalis: One for All @ Lyntael, 1 action @ Aurora, 1 action @ Sparky)
[A1] Infiltration Module @ Self (Invis + Self-Slow)
[S1] Dodge (High Gear: Evasion+10%)
[E1] Influx Aegis @ Self (Stage 1: Support Base x2 (40), Stage 2: Delay (3 Actions): Support Base x2 (40), Stage 3: Delay (6 Actions): Support Base x2 (40))

[A2] (All for One) Sensor2HP: 100
Properties: Anchored, ElecBody
Object Damage: 100 + Impact
Damage Method: Telekinesis
Attack Damage: 130 Elec + Beam Attack + Stun 1
Accuracy: S
Description: Summons a Killereye to search for enemies. Fires an eye-beam when it detects them. It can see through invisibility.
Duration: Until destroyed or until it attacks.
Element: Elec
Special: ElecBody: Immune to Elec damage. Special: Laser TAG: Attack triggers when something moves through the targeting laser beam, no matter who or what that may be.
Trader Rank: C
: 100HP Anchored ElecBody Object: (130 + Beam Attack + Stun + Self-Destruct): Laser TAG (Acc: S) @ Spikey2 (+15 Elem. Affinity)
[S2] Dodge (High Gear: Evasion+10%)
[E2] StepSwordDamage: 120 + Slashing + Wide Attack + Teleport
Accuracy: S for primary target, A for additional targets.
Description: The user warps in front of an enemy, then swings with a strong sword. Can hit up to 3 targets with good RP. Rare
Duration: Once.
Element: Null
Special: Teleport: When RP Quality is excellent, this attack also counts as a free dodge.
Trader Rank: C
: 120 + Slashing + Wide Attack + Teleport (Acc: S for primary target, A for additional targets.) @ Spikey2

[A3] Dodge (Self-Slow: Evasion-10%)
[S3] Dodge (High Gear: Evasion+10%)
[E3] Katana2Damage: (80 + Slashing + Wide Attack) Then (80 + Slashing + Long Attack)
Accuracy: B
Description: Creates a long metal blade with exceptional cutting speed. Hits with a wide slash, then a long slash in the span of a single action, hitting 3 and 2 targets, respectively. Only one target can be hit with both slashes. Rare
Duration: Until Overridden/Broken. Breaks automatically after 2 uses.
Element: Null
Trader Rank: B
: (80 + Slashing + Wide Attack) Then (80 + Slashing + Long Attack) (Acc: B) @ Spikey2

[E4] Influx Aegis @ Self (Stage 1: Support Base x2 (40), Stage 2: Delay (3 Actions): Support Base x2 (40), Stage 3: Delay (6 Actions): Support Base x2 (40))
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[LynFXP: 338 > 342]

"Leave it somewhere here?" echoed Eternalis, looking around for a place to put down the beaten up device. A nearby bench was indeed available, but with curious viruses roaming around, they might find it repurposed as a plaything when they returned to it. "Hmm... This might work." Some discarded tarp that came from a nearby tent later, Eternalis had fashioned an inconspicuous hiding place for them to return to. With how bright the colors on the tarp were, it would likely be easy to spot on the return trip. "There! Should be good to go."

Moving ahead with Lyntael herself, Aurora and Sparky walked alongside, with Sparky being the more enthusiastic of the pair. While Lyntael avoided the little puddles in the road as she went, Sparky had a good time splashing in as many of them as he could find ahead of Lyntael, eliciting some giggles from Aurora. As they approached the haunted house attraction, Eternalis arrived from the back, looking up at all the different pictures displayed on the faded pictures surrounding the building. "Half expecting some of those to just be viruses popping out to attack," commented Harke.

"I'll keep an eye out for scary Spookies," laughed Eternalis.

Aurora thought for a moment about Lyntael's small talk. "It's actually been a relatively quiet time since we last met, I think. Unless my adventures in baking count?" she replied. Then, she clapped her hands together. "Oh! I forgot, I was just making some before we left; I should've brought some to share..." exclaimed Aurora. In the excitement of heading out on the trip, she had all but forgotten. After briefly deliberating whether she could pop back quickly to the PET to sneak them out, she decided it would probably have to wait. However, as she was lost in her daydream about her forgotten cookies, Aurora jumped a little when the padlock gave way to Lyntael's efforts, clanking loudly.

"Well, count me in," she said, laughing at her own small jumpscare. Sparky barked in affirmation, as he inspected the broken lock.

"Are we going in there?" asked Eternalis, craning his head to see beyond the small foot-wide crack in the double doors. "Hold on, let me just..." he said, grabbing hold of the edges of the doors and pushing them further apart. The doors grinded against the ground noisily as they were pried open, until the opening widened to better fit them walking through. As he did so, a low pitched hum rumbled from within the building, along with a burst of hot air.

"Aaah, someone left the heat on," commented Aurora, as Eternalis led the way through the entrance.

Moving further into the area, it seemed like the haunted house had intended to use a backdrop of a volcano with a fearsome face carved into it as lighting. With all the neglect, however, the lava flow from the artificial volcano setup had taken on a life of its own, making the place a sweltering heat trap. Despite being overtaken by the heat, there still seemed to be wild grass sprouting up in places, trying to claim the place for its own. They walked through the place for a little while. Some props for scares and spooks were lying about, including some statues and mannequins dressed up as vampires and ghosts. From the rampant heat, however, their faces had melted into a disfigured waxy mess, enhancing their spooky factor in an unintended fashion.

"Eww," Harke commented.
"These are definitely kind of creeping me out..." murmured Aurora, looking at a particularly grotesque melted vampire face. Suddenly, Sparky's barking made her jump, alerting them to the arrival of some mean-looking viruses, who didn't seem to be part of the show. "Oh! Viruses! Finally, I was starting to think we had actual ghosts in here."

"Time to clear things out, Lyntael. On me, Sparky!" said Eternalis. Lyntael would feel a faint connection between her and Eternalis form, linking his lifeforce to hers. Meanwhile, the pup replied with an affirmative bark, and swooped under Eternalis's feet in his hoverboard form. Aurora took a step backwards to let Eternalis take center stage, the air around her warping about before she vanished into thin air.

"WaterLine, Timpani, GolemHit, going your way," reported Harke, chip data transferring to Eternalis's systems. The blue Navi's hand started shimmering briefly, as he threw out a blob of his body at the nearby Spikey, which erupted into a pressurized geyser of hot water. Then, as if by instinct, he tilted himself slightly to the side, as a series of electrical bursts sailed past his shoulder, aimed at the Champy-type virus to attempt to intercept its teleporting punches. This mental link is definitely going to need some getting used to, he thought; a laugh came in from the other end of his mental space.

Under his feet, Sparky's thrusters were working well, making quick bursts of movement to avoid anything that came their way. Eternalis continued to use the supplied chips in his possession. A swirl of blue slime appeared behind them, reshaping itself into the form of the Timpani chip. The virus's trumpeted head reared back briefly before playing a smooth tune that reverberated throughout the haunted house. Meanwhile, Eternalis himself threw another chunk of his body into the air, which started rapidly growing, before landing down with a crash, hopefully near the vicinity of the fiery HotHead virus.

Two chunks carved out of his own body, Eternalis's body started repairing itself in short order to replenish itself, ready for any retaliation that came their way.

-- (Eternalis: One for All @ Lyntael, 1 action @ Aurora, 1 action @ Sparky)
[A1] Infiltration Module @ Self (Invis + Self-Slow)
[S1] Equip @ Eternalis
[E1] WaterLine2Damage: 130 + Ground Attack + Wide Attack
Accuracy: B
Description: A wall of water gushes from the ground, drowning up to 3 targets.
Duration: Once
Element: Aqua
Trader Rank: C
: 130 + Ground Attack + Wide Attack (Acc: B) @ Spikey2 + Lava Maker (+100% Aqua vs. Fire, +15 Elem. Affinity)

[A2] (All for One) ClusterShot2 @ Chumpu (+15 Elem. Affinity)
[S2] Dodge (High Gear: Evasion+10%)
[E2] TimpaniHP: 50
Properties: Heavy
Object Damage: 50 + Impact
Damage Method: Throw, Telekinesis
Status Effect: Hold + To-All-Clause(Enemies)
Accuracy: S
Description: Stops all enemies from moving with a powerful sonic wave.
Duration: 1 turn or until destroyed.
Element: Null
Trader Rank: C
: 50HP Heavy Object, 1-Turn: Hold + To-All-Enemy (Acc: S) @ Behind Self

[A3] Dodge (Self-Slow: Evasion-10%)
[S3] Dodge (High Gear: Evasion+10%)
[E3] GolemHit2Damage: 190 + Break + Panel Crack + Wide Attack
Accuracy: C
Description: A fist of stone falls from the sky to smash an enemy, and create a shock wave that hits two nearby enemies. The area affected by the fist becomes Cracked terrain.
Duration: Once
Element: Null
Trader Rank: C
: 190 + Break + Panel Crack + Wide Attack (Acc: C) @ HotHead2 + Lava Maker

[E4] Influx Aegis @ Self (Stage 1: Support Base x2 (40), Stage 2: Delay (3 Actions): Support Base x2 (40), Stage 3: Delay (6 Actions): Support Base x2 (40))
posted in Kotobuki Rogue Net
RE: Healbot's Healings
After having them go into a battle with Lyntael, I realized that I hadn't reworked Eternalis and Aurora's signatures for the passive signature removal rework. Only several eons late!

Eternalis.EXE Signature Attacks (Total Points: 580/800)

Active: Influx Aegis (4 Instances)
| Stage 1: Support Base x2 (40), Stage 2: Delay (3 Actions): Support Base x2 (40), Stage 3: Delay (6 Actions): Support Base x2 (40) | 3 TCD | 120 SP x4 |
As Eternalis' body is made of viscous slime, his body regenerates damage done to it over time, repairing itself to cope with wounds received during battle. This slime can also break off and restore damage to other entities, if he sees it fit.

Active: System Refresh
| Status Cure | Sacrifice 20 HP | 1 TCD | 20 SP/10 NP |
Eternalis' Momograve encounter has allowed him to deal with purging bugs from his system, as well as others, by recycling the part of his slime body that contains the bug into his core and back out. This can be applied to others by extending this recycled slime towards them as a kind of recovery patch.

Active: Rapid Sublimation
| Teleport | 2 TCD | 80 SP |
Eternalis' slime liquefies instantly for a brief moment, and his armor vanishes. He then rematerializes elsewhere and rapidly reassembles his armor.

Aurora.EXE Signature Attacks: (Total Points: 220/800)

Active: Extraction Module
Being used to stealthy approaches, Aurora needs a way to get herself out of sticky situations when all goes wrong. This module generates a multi-layered repulsion field that uses varying energy frequencies to intercept attacks from different angles. The user is able to focus the field's energy in a particular direction as well.
| 20HP Barrier + 20HP Casing + 1-Hit Shield | 2 TCD | 60 SP |

Active: Infiltration Module (2 Instances)
Going through her old Navigator processes, Aurora utilizes part of Eternalis' processing power to activate a dormant camouflage module. The module is extremely efficient, and allows her to stay undetected for extremely long periods of time. However, it also takes a toll on her concentration, slowing her movements down slightly while she's using it.
| Invisibility 1 | Nerf: Self-Slow 1 | 1 TCD | 80 SP/40 NP x2 |
posted in Signature Attack Registration