Netbattles and Chill

She would begin eying Courseman like a scared dog. Her body trembling as he...made no effort to attack her...instead he began to talk to her...even if his life was in danger...he made the effort to speak to her. Kunika had not encountered this in so long, a visible tinge on her cheeks as he complimented her. It had been so long. But then apprehension...no...fear took hold of her heart as she only readied herself even further, a near crouch on her form...metal scraping against the metal weaponry scattered about, poles of wood displaced as she spoke.

"Your honeyed words...your stance...you LIE TO ME. I cannot allow myself to be taken in by such words...not again...never again." She spoke, almost hurriedly as her mind raced, eye darting around like a caged animal's would, she was about ready to pounce upon him with great force. "Courseman...I will remember that name...I am Kunika...the Iron Kunoichi." She spoke again, more composed...but a slight tinge of blush on her cheeks. His words seemed to have some effect upon her...but not in the way he wanted...all the while a dull kunai would wizz past the real Courseman's cheek, not hitting him...but leaving a metallic clang behind him.

-- Metal Kunoichi --
Kunika.EXE: 250 HP (2 Actions left)

-- Intruder on Secret Grounds --
Courseman.EXE: 100 HP (5 actions left) (20 HP Barrier) (Decoy x1)

-- Scarred Battlefield --
100% Normal
  • No effects.


Special: Using an action, you may attempt to pick up a weapon from the field and make use of it! There is no telling what it might be...or if it would be usable or not...

Turn 1-Splice
While his opponent showed signs of confusion and hesitation, courser kept the reassuring smile on his features. On the other side, the more combat-stanced courser laughed aloud in a short, gruff sound of amusement.

“Well, she's got you there, Casanova... You lie just about as much as you breath!” The other Courser chuckled again while the first just shrugged in a way that suggested denial was pointless. The combat-ready one lifted an arm and lashed one of his wave whips.

“But if it makes you more comfortable, honey-bunch, we can do this dance your way first...” He skipped back a pace or two, lashing the wave whip again and positioning the other in front of himself until it flattened out to the familiar bossed wall of rushing water. “Be gentle with me... I'm a soft touch after all...” The decoy smirked, then rushed in with a low stance, whip arcing up behind him.

Opposite this, the previously flirty courser had mirrored the other's shield formation, but otherwise kept his body language passive and forgettable. Now, however, as his clone pushed the attack, his own wave whip unfurled down from his free hand while narrow slivers of high-pressure water wound themselves tightly into shard inside the current. One by one they lifted themselves towards the edge of the whip, then tore themselves free in a series of sharp ejections, shooting upward before lancing down again around the self-proclaimed kunoichi; his clone was attempting to strike at the same time, to obfuscate the attack, but if she was as sharp as she seemed, it would be hard to disguise where the strikes came from if any of them actually connected.

He kicked back slightly, water rushing about his feet, and began to circle slightly to the right. He was keeping his other senses alert for other unseen threats on the battlefield, but the main bulk of his watery defence remained facing the woman herself.

“By the way, sweet-pea, I'd really appreciate it if you could try to avoid hurting a face as pretty as mine! I'm really not used to this combat thing, and it'd be a shame to scar up such handsome features!” He called out to her as the tendril of water curling down from his free hand split into three separate branches and began to narrow down; high pressure streams formed razor edges on the inside of the tendrils, though the continued to flex and wave in a fluid way for the time being. If anything, he was prepared for his remark to draw the woman's immediate ire. Given her own features, he was ready to throw dive away from any suddenly enraged kunoichi that came at him; one courser to the left, the other continuing right, and both set to retaliate with smaller water blasts as soon as they rose back to their respective feet.

“Hope you don't mind me bringing a friend!” The fresh decoy called and winked as soon as it stood. If it was still around, the primary clone laughed back, flexing the image of watery claws of its own.
“You forgetting someone, there? We're past ménage à trois now, it's more of a gang—”
“Oi! Manners!” The other clones and Courser himself cut the decoy off with an indignant shout in unison. The brief interruption in action was heralded by a swirling of watery mist that reasserted itself over CourseMan and his clones.

Regardless of whichever of his clones were still about by the time this happened, they each rushed in at their target, aiming to slice from different directions with identical claws formed of rushing water. Only the real Courser's had any effect of course, and he jumped back from the strike, gliding on a water current until he stood close, but not too close.

“I think that's enough fighting for now... Think we should all cool off a bit and take a breather before we keep going...” As he spoke, he winked at Kunika and clicked his fingers; it was notable because the wave whip seemed to have left his hand to give his fingers the freedom to do so. As the snap echoed, however, the sound turned into a roar of water, just as a large wave rose up from the ground and aimed to crash itself over the augmented woman; the water was freezing cold, if it struck her, and with luck would indeed create a brief lull in his opponent's ability to fight back.

Summary

C2) Shield NCP: 2-Hit Shield
C3) AquaNeedle2Damage: 30 x 3 Needles + Variable Targeting + Drop Attack
Accuracy: B
Description: Three needles drop on enemies
Duration: Once
Element: Aqua
Special: Variable Targeting: Allows the user to select a target for each individual hit of an attack. This means they may strike the same target multiple times, multiple different targets, or a mix of the two as they wish.
Special: Drop Attack: This attack originates above the battlefield, and falls to the ground. It gains one rank of accuracy against High Altitude targets.
Trader Rank: C
(40Aqua x3 Needles, B)
C4) Forked Streams: Trap (Incoming Attack against CourseMan): Multi-Stage: First (Dodge + Decoy(1 round)), Then (10Aqua, Shot-Type x2 Hits)
C*) Fast Barrier (20Hp Barrier)
C5) RageClaw1Damage: 40 + Slashing (Attack) OR 20 + Impacting (Throw)
Accuracy: B / B then B
Description: Creates an impressive bear claw. Can be used to slash or throw enemies or objects.
Duration: Until Overridden/Broken. Breaks automatically after 6 uses.
Element: Null
Special: Throw: The wielder must first grab the target to be thrown, then the target is thrown in the direction/area indicated. A second check is made if against another object/enemy. Throw deals damage to both thrown object/enemy and the second object/enemy. Damage occurs at point of collision with the ground/wall/ceiling/etc. or an object/enemy, not during initial grab attempt. Objects deal their max HP in damage (instead of the chip's damage) if they hit an object/enemy, then break. If they miss, the object just takes the chip's damage. This chip has a variety of uses.
Trader Rank: D
(40 Slashing, B)
C6) IceWave2Damage: 100 + Freeze
Accuracy: A
Description: Sends a wave of ice at one enemy
Duration: Once
Element: Aqua
Special: Ice Type: This chip counts as Ice Type for the purposes of potentially freezing targets on Aqua Element Terrain or environments, as applicable.
Trader Rank: C
(115Aqua, Freeze, A)
Ther metallic kunoichi narrowed her eyes at the man in front of her, she could see his clone moving into position finally, her head turning about as he began to protect himself further, a shield of some sort...she was beginning to wish she had something like that at the moment, her lowered form soon assaulted by a hail of watery slivers crashing down upon her position, causing her to make a move to evade, instead of leaping towards her attacker in a fashion akin to a bear mauling it's prey...unfortunately for Kunika, she took a hit of the slivers, one tearing across her side (40) as she had managed to evade the others just barely, a slight drip of redish oil beginning to stain her garb as she let out a hiss, displacing more and more of the weaponry scattered about.

"Not bad...not everyone...gets a clean hit like that upon me." She spoke plainly, her body undulating about as she watched him, and his clones, carefully. She could tell he prepared...SOMETHING...but could not figure out what it could be, squinting as he had refreshed his barrier, she began to reach into her kunoichi outfit...looking for something with her massive clawed hands. But before she could pull it out, Courseman launched another attack, in tandem with his clones he set out to strike against the kunoichi, his claws striking true against her body without erring (40) from his attack. "Do not mock me..." She hissed, her garb torn even further as she finally pulled out what she was looking for... "I did not take this scar by choice, little mouse." She hissed again as she threw down a ball of energy, a thick smoke immediately rising up to not only obscure...but completely hide the Kunoichi from view. Even as Courseman sent another attack her way, she was unable to evade the strike against her despite her obscured form, the heavy wave of icy water striking true against the kunoichi and freezing not only her, but her systems down to the bone and then some! (115+Freeze1) It was a good thing she was obscured from view...otherwise Courseman and his clones might make some rather...perverted remarks? Kunoichi garbs were not exactly known for their thick padding, after all, Kunika's teeth audibly chattering around her prey as she tried to find somewhere to hide...dry off and warm up. "D-D-Do not think...I will b-bow down...t-to you!" She yelled, her voice projecting around the area.

-- Metal Kunoichi --
Kunika.EXE: 55 HP (Invisible) (Freeze1)

-- Intruder on Secret Grounds --
Courseman.EXE: 100 HP (2-hit shield) (20 HP Barrier) (Decoy x1) (Trap: Forked Streams)

-- Scarred Battlefield --
100% Normal

Special: Using an action, you may attempt to pick up a weapon from the field and make use of it! There is no telling what it might be...or if it would be usable or not...
Despite the warrior's readiness, Courser could tell that his distracting way of fighting were keeping her at least somewhat off balance; warning shots aside, she hadn't struck back yet, but he was prepared for it to be dangerous when it came. Across from where he stood, courser sent a booster pulse to his decoy to prevent it fading away; he couldn't see where Kunika had vanished to, but he could still hear that shew as present. He lowered the hand he'd been gesturing with, and the wave whip reformed, curling out and down to the ground as he turned in a small circle. Opposite him, his decoy paced in counterpoint, watching the sections of the field he couldn't.

“Of course not! I'm never one to ask a lady to get on her knees, you know... I rather prefer it the other way, truth be told...” He wandered closer to the centre of the battlefield, spreading his arms wide with a shrug while his decoy backed off towards one of the further edges. It called out with a short laugh.

“Aye, but speaking of things below the belt... that one was a pretty cheap shot from me. Sorry about that one, sweet-cheeks. Won't happen again.” As the courser at the edge of the field took a small, apologetic bow small green and silver patterning began to filter subtly across his coat, picking out neat little stars in a muted design. When he stood straight from the bow, and green-toned headband had slipped across his forehead, holding his hair back properly, also worked with star designs. “It's just polite after all...” he concluded with a shrug and looked off to the side.

Back towards the centre, the other Courser's coat had also shifted, though this time with a filtering of red, eight-pointed stars. The matching head band also appeared, and he elt the water currents and whips fall away from himself, though the shield remained. He laughed aloud and let himself fall backwards into a lazy yet graceful handstand, before coming o his feet again with a pair of old weapons from the ground. A coy smile curled at his lips as he looked around, seeking some sign of his opponent.

“Aw, come on now, don't by shy... We didn't mean to hurt you really. We were just playing, miss... Come out, come out...” with deft flicks he spun and swept each weapon around himself once, then released them in opposite directions, hoping to catch some sign of his invisible foe. “Was it because we made you chilly? I can help get your fires burning again, sweety...” He grinned and licked his lips, his body swaying from side to side in an increasingly playful manner.

“How about we play a game... you get to choose!” He completed a pair of quick backflips into the very centre of the area, then, where his hands landed at the top of the second turn, a large, reinforced block of a bomb rose out of the ground, lifting the navi up. A large digital icon on each side displayed a bright red '3' on it. Courser flipped back onto is feet standing on top of the bomb now.

“You can play with me, or you can play with him, or you can play with this!! It'll be a blast, don't you think?” Here he laughed again, while the twig-dressed courser at the edge of the area huffed and rolled his eyes, arms folded across his chest now.

“Try hard...” It muttered, tapping a foot impatiently. The central Courser didn't seem to care. Instead, he turned in a circle, surveying the field. He reached in as though to hug himself for a moment, hunching slightly. Where the soft mist had been swirling about his body, it was now replaced by a steamy heat haze as he looked up.

“Here... If you're still feeling chilly let me warm you up!” With a gleeful smirk, he stood upright, stretching his arms wide and clicking both fingers in an audible snap. the stars on his outfit flared and in a sudden, dense burst a veritable galaxy of pin-point burning stars scattered across the field in a wide cloud. Before they cleared, the navi crouched then sprang up, turning over in the air to thrust a hand down towards the bomb he was standing on. A bright burst of fire lanced from his hands down to the object, before splitting into a myriad of fiery lines that shot across the field in every direction. At one side of the field, the other courser stepped aside one of the fire bursts and shook his head.

“Show off!” He called, before turning his back and raising his chin somewhat, clearly doing his best to ignore the flashier CourseMan. The Time Bomb in the centre, despite being the target of Courser's own attack, counted down from three to two.

Summary

C*) Maintaining: (Trap: Forked Streams), (Counter: No Peeking), 1 Current Decoy
C*) Shadow: maintain existing clone, moving to one edge of area (now dressed like TwigCross)
C1) WandCross (Fire/Shadow, +10 to Fire chips)
C2) Mystery Weapon!
C3) Mystery Weapon!
C4) TimeBomb1HP: 100
Properties: Anchored
Object Damage: 50 + Impact
Damage Method: Telekinesis
Attack Damage: 100 + To-All-Clause (Enemies)
Accuracy: S
Description: Places a bomb on the field that will explode after two turns, damaging all enemies.
Duration: 2 turns or until destroyed.
Element: Null
Trader Rank: D
(100Hp, Anchored, in the direct centre of the area)
C*) Fast Barrier: auto-refreshing just in case
C5) Star Field: (20Fire, Nova4, Shot-Type, A)
C6) HeatSpreader1Damage: 30 + Spread 8
Accuracy: A
Description: Shoots a fireball that explodes on impact to hit nearby enemies.
Duration: Once
Element: Fire
Trader Rank: D
(40Fire, Spread 8, A) (Base shot on the Time Bomb)
As he transformed himself with the power of a cross, Kunika was readying herself for whatever might come, she could barely move her arms as is from the sudden blast of water chilling her to her core, doing what she could to remain hidden for the time being.

Whilst searching through the weapons, however, two weapons would find his grasp even if he didn't exactly have the free hands for them at the moment. A simple piece of wood, one end tapered off to a broken and splintered part, obviously having been much longer in the past, it seemed like at the very least it would be useful in disarming an opponent if nothing else while the splintered end would at the very least cause some minor damage. The other weapon he had managed to pick out from the crowds of similar looking weapons was a simple looking Kunai...but seemed...sturdy, durable and sharper than the others around it, a yellowish coloration upon the weapon's metal...and at the end where he could hold it, draped down a tag of some sort of origin, written in a language he probably didn't understand, with some simple diagrams that showed if it was thrown...it would explode upon impact. The weapons were distinct enough if he picked them up, but if he didn't before too long they would blend in with the rest of the weapons all around him.

Kunika's movements around him continued, the clang and displacement of metal on metal as she lunged at him just shortly after he had set down the bomb...and into the explosive finale of the fight. Stars rocketing across her invisible body as she couldn't even touch him with her weapons systems, the frozen parts of her arms preventing her attacking...and then he fired the heatshot downwards, damaging her even further, she was knocked back by the blast, her undershirt barely keeping her in the network as it stood. Her body rematerializing as chip data dropped from her body as well as a small bundle of Zenny that Courseman could take.

On her knees, Kunika sighed as ice melted away, her garb a complete mess between the two extremes of temperature, cuts from earlier s she grumbled in front of the victor. "You have won this day, mouse. In accordance of navi battles, these are your rewards."

-- Metal Kunoichi --
Kunika.EXE: 1 HP (Surrender)

-- Intruder on Secret Grounds --
Courseman.EXE: 100 HP (2-hit shield) (20 HP Barrier) (Decoy x1) (Trap: Forked Streams) (Active Cross: Wand, Fire/Shadow override)
TimeBomb1HP: 100
Properties: Anchored
Object Damage: 50 + Impact
Damage Method: Telekinesis
Attack Damage: 100 + To-All-Clause (Enemies)
Accuracy: S
Description: Places a bomb on the field that will explode after two turns, damaging all enemies.
Duration: 2 turns or until destroyed.
Element: Null
Trader Rank: D
: 40 HP (Countdown: 2)

-- Scarred Battlefield --
100% Normal

Weapon found; Broken Polearm: 10 Wood, chance to Disarm when attacking, Melee (2 uses, can choose to discard or keep in one of your hands)
Weapon found; Masterworked Kunai with attached fire tags: 30 Null, Slashing, Sword/Melee, can be thrown to activate tags for 60 Fire+Blast2, throwing uses up all uses. (3 uses, can choose to discard or keep, 1 hand free required)

Special: Using an action, you may attempt to pick up a weapon from the field and make use of it! There is no telling what it might be...or if it would be usable or not...
Special: Found weapons can be picked up as a free action. But will, at the end of the turn if not held or used, be lost in the masses of similar looking weapons.

Rewards: 2450z, Katana1Damage: (60 + Slashing + Wide Attack) Then (60 + 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: C
Courser landed in place atop his badly damaged explosive and stood straight, spinning about once more with a much more open and honest laugh. He was smiling as his turn brought him to face the now-revealed Kunika and he swept a hand out to the side in a graceful bow before stepping down from the bomb-turned-podium. His coat faded back to normal as he tapped the top of the bomb with one hand and let it fade away into harmless shadows.

“Well... you have my thanks... Perhaps the next time we meet you'd like to play my game instead?” He bent slightly and extended a hand, palm open, to help the other navi up, though he was doubtful she'd accept the offer. “I assure you, it's just as energetic, but no-one gets hurt.” He wink to her as he spoke, but alongside him a second Courser had slipped out of the battlefield and audible face-palmed.

“Oh give it a rest, lover-boy...”
“Can't you tell she's not interested?” A second clone, on the other side was shaking his head at the real Courser. For his part, Courser reached out and wrapped each clone in a good-natured headlock, pulling them down and in.

“And I promise I'll leave these knuckleheads at home.” He reassured the only other actual person present.
“Like you could!” One of his decoys called out, before Courser dismissed them both into curls of dark shadows that swiftly faded from sight. Regardless of her answer, or any other pleasantries or threats, he took an extra step back, the swept a second, more respectful bow towards her, one foot ahead of the other as his left hand moved wide.

“For now, though, I have exploration of my own to pursue. It was a fun game. Until next time, Kunika.” He took an extra step back, then pulled a brief, refreshing wash of fresh water across himself, before stepping into a glide and letting the building water eddy carry him away from the peculiar battlefield. Once they had moved away from the previous site of battle for a minute or two, courser spoke up as he let his eyes scan the surrounding network.

“Alright then... How about we see what we find next, Jen, and then once I've got it under control, we can do the next upgrade run?” It was a strangely relaxing thing to think just about the fight itself. It didn't feel difficult to manage is clones when it was in the heat of battle like that, without errant or unwanted thoughts stealing voice before he could stop them. On the other end of the line, he heard Jenny draining her current drink with enthusiasm.

“Right, got it. Hey, do you think her arms and legs, like, rust and stuff? That would be a real pain...” Courser found himself raising an eyebrow.
“I honestly got not idea, Jen, but probably not. She's a navigator after all – whatever we end up believing or telling ourselves, most of the features that define us are deliberately made or designed by someone else.” As he spoke the words, Courser found himself thinking about other navis he'd met and seen that had scars, or even minor disabilities. It was strange, but even for those people, it was mostly cosmetic, and rarely actually hampered their abilities. Jenny didn't sound like she was having the same thoughts.
“That's a bit creepy when you think about it, isn't it? Like... you're a navigator, and you've got this scar over one eye, and you feel like you've got this great big old enmity with someone for it... but then, like, you didn't ever really get that scar, because you were made like that, and the other navi you hate, maybe you've never actually fought them, you were just made together to be enemies... Seems kind of messed up, really.” Courser frowned, glaring into the snow. It wasn't always like that, of course, but he couldn't claim it never was, and she had a point. Still...

“Maybe, sometimes, but the up side is that we never really have to suffer those kind of hurts. People don't really make navis that actually need to eat and sleep and breath, unless the navi wants to... and we don't really hurt or bleed in anything more than a superficial way, for the most part. Short of a jack-out barrier, there's nothing anyone can really do to us that a trip back to the PET can't fix up. Bugs and glitches aside, of course, but seen those are fairly straight forward to fix or repair, and it rarely causes us any pain to do it.” He heard Jenny snort a short laugh.

“Yeah, I guess. And you don't get cramps or headaches either. I'd love to give up both of those problems. And I could get my teeth straight with a day one patch, and not have to wear braces for a year...”
“A couple of months Jen. Soon.”
“Yeah, I know...” He heard her sigh, followed by the familiar sound of her fiddling with the rainbow-coloured braces with her tongue. Courser travelled onward.

(Ready for Battle 6)
(+5 Kunika FXP)

As Courseman glid away from the field of battle, Kunika picked herself up and would make a disappearance for the time being. In the bag of zenny there was something scrawled on a note...something related to Kunika? They seemed to be coordinates if he wanted to meet with her again on his own terms (Kunika Coordinates, use on a fresh thread in Sharo to meet with Kunika again, Key Item).

As he continued along the fields of snow, ice and whatnot, Courseman would eventually find himself in a clear field, a pair of ice cubes, bigger than he was by half of his own height and more than twice his width, though the water was certainly clear enough that it was possible to see through it (albeit like a funhouse mirror). Through the ice, a large darkened Cragger virus would fall down from the skies, crashing atop the second Ice Cube not that far away from where Courseman had found himself at. Atop the cragger's head was a large, overly sized crown adorned with more than just gold and gems, it was adorned with various...navi parts?! Ew. Soon after, multiple viruses would spawn in around and behind the Cragger's "Throne" of ice, including (yet another) Basher, a funny little man-shaped-yellow-thing with a red X for a face...and a Bomb Boy sporting colors similar to the Cragger. They would quickly notice the navi spying in on the Cragger and friends...and with it...war were declared on the navi, hoping to add to the Cragger's kill count and crown.

-- Viral Royalty --
King Cragger EXCragger EX (Cragger)

Craggers are pretty easy targets, given their size. They also move very rarely, and when they do they move slowly. Their dodge rate is abysmal. They generally rely on their HardBody defense, which reduces non-break damage by half, but doubles break damage. They have high attack power and AoE, but their accuracy is generally bad as their attacks are easy to follow and take time to deliver. Their attack is executed as a Drop Attack, and thus attacks from above, and not head-on. Targets caught underground within this attack's AoE range take an additional 50 Null damage that ignores all defenses.

Area: Netopia, Sharo, Hades Isle

HP: 160
Attack Damage/Effect: 60 Null + Break + Panel Break + WideAttack
Attack Accuracy: D
Attack Description: Slams the enemy and surrounding area with fist. This is executed as a Drop Attack, and is more damaging to targets below ground (IE: Submerged or burrowed).
Element: None.
Possible Rewards (Per Virus): GolemHit1, Zenny
Special: Hardbody.
: 160 HP (Sitting on top of Ice Cube A) (Ice)
BombBoy EXBombBoy EX (BombLab)

BombLab viruses attack by summoning a huge cube-shaped explosive, called a BoyBomb. They push this bomb towards their enemies, using it as cover against incoming fire as they do so. It takes a BombLab virus an action to summon a BoyBomb, and another 2 to push it into attack range of the enemy. Once the explosive is in range, it will explode the very next turn. BoyBombs have StoneBody, and can be moved with special abilities, such as Knockback, Microburst, Pull, Gravity, and Telekinesis. BoyBombs will explode if physically picked up, however (EX: Rageclaw or similar means). Bomb Lab viruses jump, not teleport, back to their starting position after setting the BoyBomb.

Area: Netopia, Sharo, NAXA

HP: 130
Attack Damage/Effect: 60 Null + Blast 3
Attack Accuracy: S
Attack Description: Summons a 10 HP BoyBomb, and begins pushing it towards the enemy. Bomb deals massive damage once in range.
Element: None
Possible Rewards (Per virus): BoyBomb1, Zenny
Special: This virus is immune to the effects of BoyBombs, including damage.
: 130 HP (To the left of Cragger/Ice Cube A) (Normal)
N.O-1N.O-1 (N.O.)

N.O. viruses are top-tier in combat, and will never appear in a thread before battle 6. N.O. viruses move and dodge at average speed. Unlike their battlechip, N.O. viruses DO NOT require an object to exist behind them in order to attack. All N.O. viruses regenerate 30 HP per action (of the virus) after taking damage. They do this at all times as a passive ability. N.O. have OmniShoes, and prefer to attack from the air.

Area: Netopia, Sharo, NAXA, NetVegas

HP: 90
Attack Damage/Effect: 20 Null + Beam Attack
Attack Accuracy: A
Attack Description: Fires N.O. beam.
Element: None
Possible Rewards (Per Virus): NOBeam1 (Rare), Zenny
Special: OmniShoes
Special: Regen(30)
: 90 HP (Behind Ice Cube A/Cragger) (Normal)
BasherBasher (Basher)

Basher viruses are the top-tier of the stationary gunnery viruses with an unmatched single-shot damage output among the normal viruses. They are also the rarest of their class, and appear only after battle 5. They also never appear in large numbers in a normal battle, meaning the ratio of total viruses to Bashers should be at least 4 to 1. The attack cycle of Bashers is 2 actions long, regardless of which attack they use. The first attack requires one action to charge before firing, and the second attack executes twice in succession. If they are stunned, they resume their attack cycle where it was halted once the stun wears off. They don't move, and don't dodge.

Area: Sharo

HP: 120
Primary Attack Damage/Effect: 60 Fire + Break + Panel Break x3 Targets, 1 Action Charge
Primary Attack Accuracy: A
Primary Attack Description: The virus selects up to 3 targets, and spends an action charging up the main cannons. It then fires a Magnum blast that reduces most Network constructs to ashes with a single shot, usually leaving a blast crater where they once stood. It may target empty panels and objects as well as enemies.
Secondary Attack Damage/Effect: 10 Fire x3 Targets + Double Attack
Secondary Attack Accuracy: A
Secondary Attack Description: Fires a 3-shot spread from the left arm cannon, then follows up with an identical attack from the right arm cannon just after. Each cannon shot requires an action, and both attacks must occur one after the other.
Element: Fire
Possible Rewards (Per Virus): Magnum1 (Rare), Zenny
Special: Immobile
- Main attack destroys panels, reducing enemy evasion by 1 Rank.
: 120 HP (Directly in front of Ice Cube A/Cragger) (Normal)

-- CommonerMan --
Courseman.EXE: 100 HP (Behind Ice Cube B) (Normal)

-- Terrain --
10% Cracked
  • Changes to Broken when stepped on, chance to fall in when triggered.
  • Burrow: Change terrain to Broken, Null 50 to burrower.
  • Panel Crack attacks, >100 Damage Break/Impact/Drop attacks: Change terrain hit to Broken.
  • PanelShot: Splash1.
(A patch off towards the left-middle of the field, about a feint away from Snow)
10% Snow
  • Non-Aqua Elementals get -10% Evasion and reduced movement speed.
  • Wind attacks: +100% Source Damage. Imbue Aqua if Null. Change terrain hit to Ice for 1 turn after turn hit, then back to Snow.
  • Aqua attacks: 25% Freeze chance, change terrain hit to Normal if triggered. Boost chance to 100% if Ice-type.
  • Fire attacks: Change terrain hit to Ice, generate Frosty Mist: -10% Accuracy for Non-Aqua Elementals, +10% evasion against Non-Aqua Elementals, Freeze1 effect for any Aqua or Wind attacks.
  • PanelShot: Imbue Aqua + Freeze1.
(A small patch in the middle of the field)
60% Normal
  • No effects.
(Everywhere that's not taken up by the latter three)
20% Ice
  • +10% Evasion to all. Non-Aqua Elementals get -20% Accuracy.
  • Aqua attacks: 25% Freeze chance, change terrain hit to Normal if triggered. Boost chance to 100% if Ice-type.
  • Elec attacks: +100% Source Damage.
  • Fire attacks: Change terrain hit to Sea.
  • PanelShot: Imbue Aqua + Freeze1.
(The tops of the ice cubes count as 10% of this, each. Turns to Normal, Snow, Ice or Sea after ice cubes are destroyed depending on destruction method)

-- Objects --
Giant Ice Cube A: 40 HP (AquaBody, Fire Weak) (Middle of the field) (Snow)
Giant Ice Cube B: 40 HP (AquaBody, Fire Weak) (In front of Courseman, towards the right-back of the field) (Normal)

-- Battle 6 Ready? Start!! --

Battle Mode: Assassinate the King Cragger EX!
Killing the King Cragger EX will lead to automatic victory! Killing the subjects will only bring them back until the King is deleted (-20% HP per revive)! Rewards are calculated per kill of the same virus! (Base rewards per virus unchanged if not deleted)
By the time courser had finished commiserating his operator about her braces, a new sight had made an appearance before him. Courser was quick to surf in and twist, pressing his shoulder to one of the massive cubes, on the opposite side of the newest large virus showing up. Not unlike the earlier group he had encountered, there was a read between the unusual Cragger, up above, and the viruses that had shown up around it and he suppressed a grimace.

“Hang with me for a second or two Jen. It might take a little while to get this stable so you can go.” He glanced through the wavy ice at the enemies on the far side. Not too bad, but he wasn't entirely familiar with the cross-faced one. Only one way to find out what its deal was, though. He took a breath and let the water eddying around his feet rise into a protective mist before darting around to either side of the cube in a quick dash. The the right of the cube, one Courser lunged outward, spinning to face the foes he could see on a light water current as he slashed both wave whips through the air one after another. They seemed to release narrowed jets of water in a high arc before falling back down amongst the gathered viruses.

To the left of the cube, he other course shifted in the opposite direction, turning to face his foes and lining up each of them while his right hand revealed the increasingly comfortable-feeling silver-worked revolver, taking his shots quickly as he arced around, first at the Basher, then the mysterious x-faced virus, and lastly the bomb-boy; the three separate concussions rang out loudly a moment or two after the first courser's watery attacks failed to connect with anything.

Courser broke of his curve, ready to dart back and take cover again, however, if any of the viruses was quick enough to attack him, and if they guessed him correctly, the momentum was broken up just right to let him dive forward instead of back. If he was attacked, the foe would find its target splitting in both directions a second time and firing quick bursts of water shot back at it as one Courser was left making for his original cover point, while the other continued forward and around.

Summary

C*) First Barrier (20Hp Barrier)
C*) Shadow: Decoy breaking cover to the right around the cube, and weaving quickly while making a show of attacking the viruses
C1) Magnum1Damage: 120 + Break + Panel Break x 3 Targets
Accuracy: A
Description: A triple barreled gun that blasts through defenses and terrain alike. Rare
Duration: Once
Element: Fire
Trader Rank: C
(120Fire, Break, Panel Break, x3 Targets, A) (Basher/N.O./BombBoy)
C2) Forked Streams: Trap(Attack on Courser): First (Dodge + Decoy), (10Aqua, x2 Hits, Shot-Type, A)

-=Turn Splice after 2: 4 Actions Remaining=-
Annoyed, but quick to act, Courseman would send out a trio of blasts from his trusty pistol, the blasts managing to ring true as the paneling beneath each target was broken up (120x3 targets, all hit) and otherwise destroyed along with two of the viruses, neither the Basher or NO-1 had a chance to evade as the BombBoyEX stood there and took it, simply pulling a bomb out of nowhere, the square explosive in front of it and ready to be pushed. Meanwhile, the Cragger stood on it's perch and taking a chance with the Courseman that was standing behind the icecube, it's massive fist rocketing towards the area he was at...and not only missing...but as the paneling cracked beneath it's fist, two shots rang out and smacked it...only more like a tiny tickle than anything worth worrying about (10x2 hits, halved damage). Courseman was ready to evade all the same and not take any damage from it...now it was just him and the two viruses.

-- Viral Royalty --
King Cragger EXCragger EX (Cragger)

Craggers are pretty easy targets, given their size. They also move very rarely, and when they do they move slowly. Their dodge rate is abysmal. They generally rely on their HardBody defense, which reduces non-break damage by half, but doubles break damage. They have high attack power and AoE, but their accuracy is generally bad as their attacks are easy to follow and take time to deliver. Their attack is executed as a Drop Attack, and thus attacks from above, and not head-on. Targets caught underground within this attack's AoE range take an additional 50 Null damage that ignores all defenses.

Area: Netopia, Sharo, Hades Isle

HP: 160
Attack Damage/Effect: 60 Null + Break + Panel Break + WideAttack
Attack Accuracy: D
Attack Description: Slams the enemy and surrounding area with fist. This is executed as a Drop Attack, and is more damaging to targets below ground (IE: Submerged or burrowed).
Element: None.
Possible Rewards (Per Virus): GolemHit1, Zenny
Special: Hardbody.
: 150 HP (Sitting on top of Ice Cube A) (Ice) (1 action)
BombBoy EXBombBoy EX (BombLab)

BombLab viruses attack by summoning a huge cube-shaped explosive, called a BoyBomb. They push this bomb towards their enemies, using it as cover against incoming fire as they do so. It takes a BombLab virus an action to summon a BoyBomb, and another 2 to push it into attack range of the enemy. Once the explosive is in range, it will explode the very next turn. BoyBombs have StoneBody, and can be moved with special abilities, such as Knockback, Microburst, Pull, Gravity, and Telekinesis. BoyBombs will explode if physically picked up, however (EX: Rageclaw or similar means). Bomb Lab viruses jump, not teleport, back to their starting position after setting the BoyBomb.

Area: Netopia, Sharo, NAXA

HP: 130
Attack Damage/Effect: 60 Null + Blast 3
Attack Accuracy: S
Attack Description: Summons a 10 HP BoyBomb, and begins pushing it towards the enemy. Bomb deals massive damage once in range.
Element: None
Possible Rewards (Per virus): BoyBomb1, Zenny
Special: This virus is immune to the effects of BoyBombs, including damage.
: 10 HP (To the left of Cragger/Ice Cube A) (Cracked) (Boy Bomb: 10 HP, Stonebody) (1 Action)
N.O-1N.O-1 (N.O.)

N.O. viruses are top-tier in combat, and will never appear in a thread before battle 6. N.O. viruses move and dodge at average speed. Unlike their battlechip, N.O. viruses DO NOT require an object to exist behind them in order to attack. All N.O. viruses regenerate 30 HP per action (of the virus) after taking damage. They do this at all times as a passive ability. N.O. have OmniShoes, and prefer to attack from the air.

Area: Netopia, Sharo, NAXA, NetVegas

HP: 90
Attack Damage/Effect: 20 Null + Beam Attack
Attack Accuracy: A
Attack Description: Fires N.O. beam.
Element: None
Possible Rewards (Per Virus): NOBeam1 (Rare), Zenny
Special: OmniShoes
Special: Regen(30)
: NUKED
BasherBasher (Basher)

Basher viruses are the top-tier of the stationary gunnery viruses with an unmatched single-shot damage output among the normal viruses. They are also the rarest of their class, and appear only after battle 5. They also never appear in large numbers in a normal battle, meaning the ratio of total viruses to Bashers should be at least 4 to 1. The attack cycle of Bashers is 2 actions long, regardless of which attack they use. The first attack requires one action to charge before firing, and the second attack executes twice in succession. If they are stunned, they resume their attack cycle where it was halted once the stun wears off. They don't move, and don't dodge.

Area: Sharo

HP: 120
Primary Attack Damage/Effect: 60 Fire + Break + Panel Break x3 Targets, 1 Action Charge
Primary Attack Accuracy: A
Primary Attack Description: The virus selects up to 3 targets, and spends an action charging up the main cannons. It then fires a Magnum blast that reduces most Network constructs to ashes with a single shot, usually leaving a blast crater where they once stood. It may target empty panels and objects as well as enemies.
Secondary Attack Damage/Effect: 10 Fire x3 Targets + Double Attack
Secondary Attack Accuracy: A
Secondary Attack Description: Fires a 3-shot spread from the left arm cannon, then follows up with an identical attack from the right arm cannon just after. Each cannon shot requires an action, and both attacks must occur one after the other.
Element: Fire
Possible Rewards (Per Virus): Magnum1 (Rare), Zenny
Special: Immobile
- Main attack destroys panels, reducing enemy evasion by 1 Rank.
: PING NUKED

-- CommonerMan --
Courseman.EXE: 100 HP (Behind Ice Cube B, near broken panels ) (Normal) (4 Actions Remain) (Decoyx2)

-- Terrain --
15% Cracked
  • Changes to Broken when stepped on, chance to fall in when triggered.
  • Burrow: Change terrain to Broken, Null 50 to burrower.
  • Panel Crack attacks, >100 Damage Break/Impact/Drop attacks: Change terrain hit to Broken.
  • PanelShot: Splash1.
(A patch off towards the left-middle of the field, about a feint away from Snow, as well as under BombBoyEX)
30% Broken
  • Not bottomless.
  • Reverts to Normal after a time, if no one is inside.
  • Doubles dodge penalties for bad RP.
  • 1-4 Movements actions to climb back out depending on method.
(Where the Magnum and Cragger EX hit)
10% Snow
  • Non-Aqua Elementals get -10% Evasion and reduced movement speed.
  • Wind attacks: +100% Source Damage. Imbue Aqua if Null. Change terrain hit to Ice for 1 turn after turn hit, then back to Snow.
  • Aqua attacks: 25% Freeze chance, change terrain hit to Normal if triggered. Boost chance to 100% if Ice-type.
  • Fire attacks: Change terrain hit to Ice, generate Frosty Mist: -10% Accuracy for Non-Aqua Elementals, +10% evasion against Non-Aqua Elementals, Freeze1 effect for any Aqua or Wind attacks.
  • PanelShot: Imbue Aqua + Freeze1.
(A small patch in the middle of the field)
35% Normal
  • No effects.
(Everywhere that's not taken up by the latter four)
20% Ice
  • +10% Evasion to all. Non-Aqua Elementals get -20% Accuracy.
  • Aqua attacks: 25% Freeze chance, change terrain hit to Normal if triggered. Boost chance to 100% if Ice-type.
  • Elec attacks: +100% Source Damage.
  • Fire attacks: Change terrain hit to Sea.
  • PanelShot: Imbue Aqua + Freeze1.
(The tops of the ice cubes count as 10% of this, each. Turns to Normal, Snow, Ice or Sea after ice cubes are destroyed depending on destruction method)

-- Objects --
Giant Ice Cube A: 40 HP (AquaBody, Fire Weak) (Middle of the field) (Snow)
Giant Ice Cube B: 40 HP (AquaBody, Fire Weak) (In front of Courseman, towards the right-back of the field) (Normal)
In a few moments, between the aggressive fire power of his revolver, and the thunderous fist from the Cragger-on-high, the field was quickly growing pock-marked with damaged holes. Courser twisted and wove across the damaged battlefield, moving out to the side so he could get a better view of his remaining targets. Opposite him, his most recent decoy did the same, but cupped one hands to his mouth as he made a distinctly rude gesture at the Cragger above.

“What're you aiming at, you lug-head? You going cross-eyed or something? I'm right here! How's a handsome devil meant to show off how weak you are if you can't even hit me straight? And you call yourself a king... royalty these days, I don't know... Useless...” It jeered across the distance in aloud, rough voice while courser himself drew up one of his wave whips and coalesced it in his palm. A spinning ball of water formed inside the main current, then compressed down further and further as he fed it. After a moment it had taken on a deep, opaque blue tone and he eyed up the bomb-pushing virus.

“You know what they say about all work and no play, right lad? Why don't you take a break and have a dip? It'll freshen you right up!” With a smirk, he flicked the compressed see across the gap between them, aiming to bean the little virus with a high-density packet of water. Hit or miss, the seed burst on impact, spreading a fresh patch of deep water as it did. After throwing the seed, Courser let his whip refresh and uncurl from his hand again the, in silence now, flicked it towards the Cragger. With any luck he cold splash the high-and-mighty virus across the back of the head, if it had been distracted by his double. Otherwise a splash in the face wold do just as well.

His primary decoy had made its way across to the far end of the field and was now watching quietly without making a show of itself, but courser winked at it and snapped the fingers on his free hand. Nearby, the familiar shape of a large, black sea-mine formed above the newly-created water. It was black and round, with blunt protrusions, and as it finished formed, it hit the water with a splash and began to sink towards the bottom. On the top of the bomb, displayed by an open panel in the black metal, a large digital three was displayed, which ticked down to two as the explosive sank.

“Great, you're almost done! Should I go now?” Jenny's voice in his ear sounded relaxed and moderately eager, but courser shook his head, then answered in a low voice.
“Not yet, Jen... this is that same strange behaviour we saw earlier. Just give it another few seconds before we do anything...”

As the mist about him refreshed itself, courser cast his eyes over the places where the other viruses had been destroyed, getting ready to handle their replacements, if the same thing happened here as the last time he'd encountered this unusual type of virus signature.

Summary

C3) Movement (Arcing out and around to get a better view of the BombBoy)
C4) SeaSeedDamage: 10 + Small Sea Terrain Change / Medium Sea Terrain Change
Accuracy: A
Description: Lob a seed that create a medium Sea area. Only a small area if it hits an opponent.
Duration: Once
Element: Aqua
Special: Creates Onsen terrain instead of Sea if used in YokaNet.
Trader Rank: E
(10Aqua, Small Sea Terrain, A (Medium Sea if it misses)) BombBoy
C5) Buster Shot (10Aqua, Nullify, A) Cragger
C6) TimeBomb1HP: 100
Properties: Anchored
Object Damage: 50 + Impact
Damage Method: Telekinesis
Attack Damage: 100 + To-All-Clause (Enemies)
Accuracy: S
Description: Places a bomb on the field that will explode after two turns, damaging all enemies.
Duration: 2 turns or until destroyed.
Element: Null
Trader Rank: D
(100, To-All (Enemies), S, 2 Turn Delay)) (Setting mine submerged in sea)
C*) Fast Barrier (20Hp Barrier)
Moving out from behind the Ice cube before the viruses could try to force him out, Courseman found himself towards the side of the shield he had been holding steady behind this entire time, holding out hope he could survive the onslaught. Thankfully for Courseman, his Decoy did the trick this time, the Cragger too infuriated to see where the real one was and slammed it's fist down towards a copy he had made...and winding up smashing into it this time...the copy disappearing without a second chance to evade, but it did it's job, the paneling out of the way cracked and broken beneath the MIGHTY MEATY FIST OF KING CRAGGER.
Meanwhile, being a bit of a dick to the BombBoy just doing it's job...Courseman flicked a seed of sea water towards the BombBoy EX, smacking it in the skull and causing it to completely crumple in a puddle in front of it's beloved bomb (10, +10% Sea generation, PING!) and then a blast of water sent out to the Cragger...barely managing to hit the immovable pile of stones (10/2), causing the Cragger to swiftly turn it's head towards the navi that dare to fling...SPITBALLS at it's head. All the while, Courseman set up the bomb in the water, the counter clicking down to two shortly after.

As he did so, the viruses that Courseman had deleted...began to slowly, but surely, begin to claw their way back up from the depths of deletion, mangled, muddled and otherwise not fine, Courseman had four enemies to contend with again in various states of wellbeing...though they DID seem weaker than before...and Jenny's PET brought up something about the fight, as well as how many times each individual virus had been deleted previously.

-- Viral Royalty --
King Cragger EXCragger EX (Cragger)

Craggers are pretty easy targets, given their size. They also move very rarely, and when they do they move slowly. Their dodge rate is abysmal. They generally rely on their HardBody defense, which reduces non-break damage by half, but doubles break damage. They have high attack power and AoE, but their accuracy is generally bad as their attacks are easy to follow and take time to deliver. Their attack is executed as a Drop Attack, and thus attacks from above, and not head-on. Targets caught underground within this attack's AoE range take an additional 50 Null damage that ignores all defenses.

Area: Netopia, Sharo, Hades Isle

HP: 160
Attack Damage/Effect: 60 Null + Break + Panel Break + WideAttack
Attack Accuracy: D
Attack Description: Slams the enemy and surrounding area with fist. This is executed as a Drop Attack, and is more damaging to targets below ground (IE: Submerged or burrowed).
Element: None.
Possible Rewards (Per Virus): GolemHit1, Zenny
Special: Hardbody.
: 150 HP (Sitting on top of Ice Cube A) (Ice)
BombBoy EXBombBoy EX (BombLab)

BombLab viruses attack by summoning a huge cube-shaped explosive, called a BoyBomb. They push this bomb towards their enemies, using it as cover against incoming fire as they do so. It takes a BombLab virus an action to summon a BoyBomb, and another 2 to push it into attack range of the enemy. Once the explosive is in range, it will explode the very next turn. BoyBombs have StoneBody, and can be moved with special abilities, such as Knockback, Microburst, Pull, Gravity, and Telekinesis. BoyBombs will explode if physically picked up, however (EX: Rageclaw or similar means). Bomb Lab viruses jump, not teleport, back to their starting position after setting the BoyBomb.

Area: Netopia, Sharo, NAXA

HP: 130
Attack Damage/Effect: 60 Null + Blast 3
Attack Accuracy: S
Attack Description: Summons a 10 HP BoyBomb, and begins pushing it towards the enemy. Bomb deals massive damage once in range.
Element: None
Possible Rewards (Per virus): BoyBomb1, Zenny
Special: This virus is immune to the effects of BoyBombs, including damage.
: 104 HP (Delete Count: 1, Ping x1) (On top of TimeBomb1) (Normal)
N.O-1N.O-1 (N.O.)

N.O. viruses are top-tier in combat, and will never appear in a thread before battle 6. N.O. viruses move and dodge at average speed. Unlike their battlechip, N.O. viruses DO NOT require an object to exist behind them in order to attack. All N.O. viruses regenerate 30 HP per action (of the virus) after taking damage. They do this at all times as a passive ability. N.O. have OmniShoes, and prefer to attack from the air.

Area: Netopia, Sharo, NAXA, NetVegas

HP: 90
Attack Damage/Effect: 20 Null + Beam Attack
Attack Accuracy: A
Attack Description: Fires N.O. beam.
Element: None
Possible Rewards (Per Virus): NOBeam1 (Rare), Zenny
Special: OmniShoes
Special: Regen(30)
: 72 HP (Delete count: 1) (Behind Giant Ice Cube A, just in front of the broken panel) (Normal)
BasherBasher (Basher)

Basher viruses are the top-tier of the stationary gunnery viruses with an unmatched single-shot damage output among the normal viruses. They are also the rarest of their class, and appear only after battle 5. They also never appear in large numbers in a normal battle, meaning the ratio of total viruses to Bashers should be at least 4 to 1. The attack cycle of Bashers is 2 actions long, regardless of which attack they use. The first attack requires one action to charge before firing, and the second attack executes twice in succession. If they are stunned, they resume their attack cycle where it was halted once the stun wears off. They don't move, and don't dodge.

Area: Sharo

HP: 120
Primary Attack Damage/Effect: 60 Fire + Break + Panel Break x3 Targets, 1 Action Charge
Primary Attack Accuracy: A
Primary Attack Description: The virus selects up to 3 targets, and spends an action charging up the main cannons. It then fires a Magnum blast that reduces most Network constructs to ashes with a single shot, usually leaving a blast crater where they once stood. It may target empty panels and objects as well as enemies.
Secondary Attack Damage/Effect: 10 Fire x3 Targets + Double Attack
Secondary Attack Accuracy: A
Secondary Attack Description: Fires a 3-shot spread from the left arm cannon, then follows up with an identical attack from the right arm cannon just after. Each cannon shot requires an action, and both attacks must occur one after the other.
Element: Fire
Possible Rewards (Per Virus): Magnum1 (Rare), Zenny
Special: Immobile
- Main attack destroys panels, reducing enemy evasion by 1 Rank.
: 96 HP (Delete Count: 1, Ping x1) (One panel off from where it was nuked at, to the left of it out in the open) (Normal)

-- CommonerMan --
Courseman.EXE: 100 HP (Out in the open to the side of Giant Ice Cube B) (Normal) (20 HP Barrier)

-- Terrain --
5% Cracked
  • Changes to Broken when stepped on, chance to fall in when triggered.
  • Burrow: Change terrain to Broken, Null 50 to burrower.
  • Panel Crack attacks, >100 Damage Break/Impact/Drop attacks: Change terrain hit to Broken.
  • PanelShot: Splash1.
(A patch off towards the left-middle of the field, about a feint away from Snow)
30% Broken
  • Not bottomless.
  • Reverts to Normal after a time, if no one is inside.
  • Doubles dodge penalties for bad RP.
  • 1-4 Movements actions to climb back out depending on method.
(Where the Magnum and Cragger EX hit)
10% Snow
  • Non-Aqua Elementals get -10% Evasion and reduced movement speed.
  • Wind attacks: +100% Source Damage. Imbue Aqua if Null. Change terrain hit to Ice for 1 turn after turn hit, then back to Snow.
  • Aqua attacks: 25% Freeze chance, change terrain hit to Normal if triggered. Boost chance to 100% if Ice-type.
  • Fire attacks: Change terrain hit to Ice, generate Frosty Mist: -10% Accuracy for Non-Aqua Elementals, +10% evasion against Non-Aqua Elementals, Freeze1 effect for any Aqua or Wind attacks.
  • PanelShot: Imbue Aqua + Freeze1.
(A small patch in the middle of the field)
35% Normal
  • No effects.
(Everywhere that's not taken up by the latter five)
20% Ice
  • +10% Evasion to all. Non-Aqua Elementals get -20% Accuracy.
  • Aqua attacks: 25% Freeze chance, change terrain hit to Normal if triggered. Boost chance to 100% if Ice-type.
  • Elec attacks: +100% Source Damage.
  • Fire attacks: Change terrain hit to Sea.
  • PanelShot: Imbue Aqua + Freeze1.
(The tops of the ice cubes count as 10% of this, each. Turns to Normal, Snow, Ice or Sea after ice cubes are destroyed depending on destruction method)
10% Sea
  • Fire Elementals lose 10 HP/action standing, 20 HP/action submerged. Other Non-Aqua Elementals lose 5 HP/action submerged. Nullified for Aqua Elementals.
  • Ice attacks: 50% Freeze1 chance, Changes terrain hit to Ice.
  • Terrain changes between Sea and Onsen do not inflict damage upon submerged entities, nor do they eject submerged entities to the surface.
  • Elec attacks: +100% Source Damage.
  • PanelShot: Imbue Aqua.
(Where Courseman's SeaSeed hit, near the Cragger EX/Giant Ice Cube A)

-- Objects --
TimeBomb1HP: 100
Properties: Anchored
Object Damage: 50 + Impact
Damage Method: Telekinesis
Attack Damage: 100 + To-All-Clause (Enemies)
Accuracy: S
Description: Places a bomb on the field that will explode after two turns, damaging all enemies.
Duration: 2 turns or until destroyed.
Element: Null
Trader Rank: D
: 100 HP (Top counts as Normal) (Sea) (Counter: 2 turns to detonation)
Giant Ice Cube A: 40 HP (AquaBody, Fire Weak) (Middle of the field) (Snow)
Giant Ice Cube B: 40 HP (AquaBody, Fire Weak) (In front of Courseman, towards the right-back of the field) (Normal)
Courser nodded to himself and suppressed the urge to mutter a cruse under his breath as the viruses surrounding the leader puled themselves back together and reformed, at least partially. He had been worried that something was up, but at least they didn't seem to be completely put together. A few more pops should break them for good, if he was lucky. He heard Jenny's puzzled reaction as she quickly tried to find more information about this behaviour, but Courser himself was focused on the battle. Now that the big guy was looking at him, Courser took a moment to stand straight and spread his arms.

“Can't keep a good man down, as they say, my liege. Care to try again? Oh, too slow!” He winked, then gestured upward towards the opposite ice block, pointing with both hands. As he did, a bank of mist and shadows washed over his form, briefly obscuring him, right as a fresh CourseMan appeared to step from the ether on top of the ice cube, level with the king. This Courser had appeared with a a large mass of water swirling about his left arm, which he held up and took a kneeling pose. It formed a long, bulky cylinder and began to stretch out further while a mass of high-pressure water swirled in the core. It looked rather like a heavy-bore hydro cannon, though the Courser holding it was very exposed and lacking any kind of cover.

“Catch this one, ya dumb rock!” The decoy called out while his attack 'charged up'.

The real Courser hadn't moved, but the shadowy misting wasn't just for show; he had taken a quick glance around the ground level, noting the Basher and the reformed cross-faced virus... still didn't know what that one did... If anything was quick enough off the mark and wasn't fooled by his double, courser was ready – the fist attack directed at him would meet only evaporating mist as the real courser warped away, and a fresh duplicate glided to the side of the attack, forming from the remaining shadows. Courser's own destination was for appearing again behind the aggressor to deliver a shadow-laced burst of water that would cling and siphon lit a tether between them for a second or two.

The flitting and shifting about was mostly as a distraction for CourseMan's main tactic over these next few seconds. While he prepared, a second puddle of shadow inked up from the ground int he middle of the area, rising into the tri-gunned form of a needler construct. If the enemy was going to keep coming back, then there was no harm adding more allies to his own side of the field, false and real alike. The needler spun in place, its guns clicking around as it began to fire a twin volley of flechettes at the three underlings. Courser stepped back and scanned the field quickly, then spread his hands to follow it up. His decoys, if either of them hadn't been crushed by enraged kings or blasted by fiery Bashers yet, both laughed and spun about in a mock copy of the needler; from each wave whip, real and fake, several darts of water scattered out to pepper the field with freezing water shot; some of the spray of bullets were fake, and just added to the confusion, but each of the viruses on the field had to deal with at least a couple of splashes send in their general direction.

Summary

C*) Shadow: Decoy forming atop Ice Cube B, giving the visual impression of charging a heavy attack at King Cragger
C1) Mist and Shadows: (Trap(Incoming Attack against CourseMan): Multi-Stage: First (Teleport + Decoy(1 round)), Then ((Aqua)LifeDrain 10, Shot-Type (A)) (Self-Slow)
C2) Needler2HP: 80
Properties: Normal, Mobile
Object Damage: 80 Null + Impact + Break
Damage Method: Ramming attack, Telekinesis, Throw
Attack Damage: 40 Null x 2 hits x 3 Targets
Accuracy: A
Description: Summons a gun platform that attacks up to 3 separate targets each turn with its trio of double spike cannons. It can also perform a defense piercing kamikaze attack.
Duration: Until destroyed.
Element: Null
Special: This chip's accuracy cannot be boosted or reduced by any means, including RP quality.
- This object may ram a target instead of firing needles, but is instantly destroyed in exchange.
- This object may dodge by trying to ram nothing, but if it hits something in this way, it is still destroyed and deals object damage.
Trader Rank: C
(80Hp Object: 40null, x2 Hits, x3 Targets, A) @ BombBoy, N.O., Basher
C3) Solo Teamwork: (10Aqua, x 2 Hits, x 4 Targets, Shot-Type (A)) @ All four viruses

-=Turn Splice: 3 Actions=-
Creating and getting his Shadow up, Courseman bolstered his own defenses and set himself up with his own trap to take advantage of a lull in combat, the battered Basher would begin to create ammo for itself and ready it's own guns for a proper barrage of attacks against Courseman, meanwhile, the King Cragger lifted it's arm upwards and slammed it downwards towards the Courseman atop the icecube, sending the giant meaty fist down...and missing so utterly, it's fist was a good several feet in front of both Coursemen and the ice cube it had intended to crush beneath it's fist.

Courseman setting up his Needler again as it began to move across the field deftly shooting out needles in the area, one missing the Basher while the other managing to hit (40), the N.O. attempted to dodge out of the way of the needles and getting the pair of shots embedded in it's face before it collapsed into the ground (40x2) and the BombBoy, miraculously, managed to sit still and do nothing, the needles going wide in either direction (MISS) as it contemplated what to do...PUSH of course! Jumping down and summoning a new bomb, it began to push. Push. PUUUUUSH. that bomb towards Courseman, the fuse alit and sturdy casing around it ready to explode in the navi's face. And then came Courseman's time to act once more, the shots being sent towards the Basher would both manage to connect (20x2!), the bombboy EX taking one on the noggin as the other went just to the side (10x1) and since his prior target in the N.O. was gone, would slam his pressurized whip into the outer casing of the BoyBomb, though it seemed to do little in defusing the bomb (1x2) and finally, the Cragger EX initially laughing off the puny navi's shots at it...until it's body suddenly had a fit, ice particles from it's throne finally working in Courseman's favor as it's throne melted to slush, the Cragger falling into a puddle of icey cold seawater, it was not only frozen in place and unable to attack, but it was without a throne to call it's own! How Horrible! (10x2, halved by Cragger's HardBody, Freeze1!)

-- Viral Royalty --
King Cragger EXCragger EX (Cragger)

Craggers are pretty easy targets, given their size. They also move very rarely, and when they do they move slowly. Their dodge rate is abysmal. They generally rely on their HardBody defense, which reduces non-break damage by half, but doubles break damage. They have high attack power and AoE, but their accuracy is generally bad as their attacks are easy to follow and take time to deliver. Their attack is executed as a Drop Attack, and thus attacks from above, and not head-on. Targets caught underground within this attack's AoE range take an additional 50 Null damage that ignores all defenses.

Area: Netopia, Sharo, Hades Isle

HP: 160
Attack Damage/Effect: 60 Null + Break + Panel Break + WideAttack
Attack Accuracy: D
Attack Description: Slams the enemy and surrounding area with fist. This is executed as a Drop Attack, and is more damaging to targets below ground (IE: Submerged or burrowed).
Element: None.
Possible Rewards (Per Virus): GolemHit1, Zenny
Special: Hardbody.
: 140 HP (Sitting in a puddle of icy cold water) (Sea) (Actions 1) (Freeze1)
BombBoy EXBombBoy EX (BombLab)

BombLab viruses attack by summoning a huge cube-shaped explosive, called a BoyBomb. They push this bomb towards their enemies, using it as cover against incoming fire as they do so. It takes a BombLab virus an action to summon a BoyBomb, and another 2 to push it into attack range of the enemy. Once the explosive is in range, it will explode the very next turn. BoyBombs have StoneBody, and can be moved with special abilities, such as Knockback, Microburst, Pull, Gravity, and Telekinesis. BoyBombs will explode if physically picked up, however (EX: Rageclaw or similar means). Bomb Lab viruses jump, not teleport, back to their starting position after setting the BoyBomb.

Area: Netopia, Sharo, NAXA

HP: 130
Attack Damage/Effect: 60 Null + Blast 3
Attack Accuracy: S
Attack Description: Summons a 10 HP BoyBomb, and begins pushing it towards the enemy. Bomb deals massive damage once in range.
Element: None
Possible Rewards (Per virus): BoyBomb1, Zenny
Special: This virus is immune to the effects of BoyBombs, including damage.
: 94 HP (Delete Count: 1, Ping x1) (On top of TimeBomb1) (Normal) (1 Action to pushing bomb within range of Courseman)
N.O-1N.O-1 (N.O.)

N.O. viruses are top-tier in combat, and will never appear in a thread before battle 6. N.O. viruses move and dodge at average speed. Unlike their battlechip, N.O. viruses DO NOT require an object to exist behind them in order to attack. All N.O. viruses regenerate 30 HP per action (of the virus) after taking damage. They do this at all times as a passive ability. N.O. have OmniShoes, and prefer to attack from the air.

Area: Netopia, Sharo, NAXA, NetVegas

HP: 90
Attack Damage/Effect: 20 Null + Beam Attack
Attack Accuracy: A
Attack Description: Fires N.O. beam.
Element: None
Possible Rewards (Per Virus): NOBeam1 (Rare), Zenny
Special: OmniShoes
Special: Regen(30)
: DELETED (Delete count: 2)
BasherBasher (Basher)

Basher viruses are the top-tier of the stationary gunnery viruses with an unmatched single-shot damage output among the normal viruses. They are also the rarest of their class, and appear only after battle 5. They also never appear in large numbers in a normal battle, meaning the ratio of total viruses to Bashers should be at least 4 to 1. The attack cycle of Bashers is 2 actions long, regardless of which attack they use. The first attack requires one action to charge before firing, and the second attack executes twice in succession. If they are stunned, they resume their attack cycle where it was halted once the stun wears off. They don't move, and don't dodge.

Area: Sharo

HP: 120
Primary Attack Damage/Effect: 60 Fire + Break + Panel Break x3 Targets, 1 Action Charge
Primary Attack Accuracy: A
Primary Attack Description: The virus selects up to 3 targets, and spends an action charging up the main cannons. It then fires a Magnum blast that reduces most Network constructs to ashes with a single shot, usually leaving a blast crater where they once stood. It may target empty panels and objects as well as enemies.
Secondary Attack Damage/Effect: 10 Fire x3 Targets + Double Attack
Secondary Attack Accuracy: A
Secondary Attack Description: Fires a 3-shot spread from the left arm cannon, then follows up with an identical attack from the right arm cannon just after. Each cannon shot requires an action, and both attacks must occur one after the other.
Element: Fire
Possible Rewards (Per Virus): Magnum1 (Rare), Zenny
Special: Immobile
- Main attack destroys panels, reducing enemy evasion by 1 Rank.
: 16 HP (Delete Count: 1, Ping x1) (One panel off from where it was nuked at, to the left of it out in the open) (Normal) (Actions: 1, readying cannons)

-- CommonerMan --
Courseman.EXE: 100 HP (Out in the open to the side of Giant Ice Cube B) (Normal) (20 HP Barrier) (Trap: Mist and Shadows) (Decoyx1) (actions: 3)

-- Terrain --
5% Cracked
  • Changes to Broken when stepped on, chance to fall in when triggered.
  • Burrow: Change terrain to Broken, Null 50 to burrower.
  • Panel Crack attacks, >100 Damage Break/Impact/Drop attacks: Change terrain hit to Broken.
  • PanelShot: Splash1.
(A patch off towards the left-middle of the field, about a feint away from Snow)
40% Broken
  • Not bottomless.
  • Reverts to Normal after a time, if no one is inside.
  • Doubles dodge penalties for bad RP.
  • 1-4 Movements actions to climb back out depending on method.
(Where the Magnum and Cragger EX hit)
10% Snow
  • Non-Aqua Elementals get -10% Evasion and reduced movement speed.
  • Wind attacks: +100% Source Damage. Imbue Aqua if Null. Change terrain hit to Ice for 1 turn after turn hit, then back to Snow.
  • Aqua attacks: 25% Freeze chance, change terrain hit to Normal if triggered. Boost chance to 100% if Ice-type.
  • Fire attacks: Change terrain hit to Ice, generate Frosty Mist: -10% Accuracy for Non-Aqua Elementals, +10% evasion against Non-Aqua Elementals, Freeze1 effect for any Aqua or Wind attacks.
  • PanelShot: Imbue Aqua + Freeze1.
(A small patch in the middle of the field)
25% Normal
  • No effects.
(Everywhere that's not taken up by the latter five)
10% Ice
  • +10% Evasion to all. Non-Aqua Elementals get -20% Accuracy.
  • Aqua attacks: 25% Freeze chance, change terrain hit to Normal if triggered. Boost chance to 100% if Ice-type.
  • Elec attacks: +100% Source Damage.
  • Fire attacks: Change terrain hit to Sea.
  • PanelShot: Imbue Aqua + Freeze1.
(The top of the ice cube count as 10% of this, each. Turns to Normal, Snow, Ice or Sea after ice cubes are destroyed depending on destruction method)
20% Sea
  • Fire Elementals lose 10 HP/action standing, 20 HP/action submerged. Other Non-Aqua Elementals lose 5 HP/action submerged. Nullified for Aqua Elementals.
  • Ice attacks: 50% Freeze1 chance, Changes terrain hit to Ice.
  • Terrain changes between Sea and Onsen do not inflict damage upon submerged entities, nor do they eject submerged entities to the surface.
  • Elec attacks: +100% Source Damage.
  • PanelShot: Imbue Aqua.
(Where Courseman's SeaSeed hit, near the Cragger EX/Giant Ice Cube A, also where Giant Ice Cube A was at)

-- Objects --
TimeBomb1HP: 100
Properties: Anchored
Object Damage: 50 + Impact
Damage Method: Telekinesis
Attack Damage: 100 + To-All-Clause (Enemies)
Accuracy: S
Description: Places a bomb on the field that will explode after two turns, damaging all enemies.
Duration: 2 turns or until destroyed.
Element: Null
Trader Rank: D
: 100 HP (Top counts as Normal) (Sea) (Counter: 2 turns to detonation)
Giant Ice Cube A: MELTED (turned to 10% Sea)
Giant Ice Cube B: 40 HP (AquaBody, Fire Weak) (To the side of Courseman, towards the right-back of the field) (Normal)
BoyBomb EX: 8 HP (StoneBody) (normal)
The field-covering hail of shots didn't quite have the contact that Courser had been planning for, but he was mollified by the frosty fall of the Cragger king. With a smirk, he took flowery bow towards the frozen up virus.

“Nice of you to come down to our level, oh lordly one.” He stood and kicked back from the centre a little, watching the rest of the scene as he kept an eye to where the damaged Basher virus remained intact, if barely. It was making for a powerful shot, but Courser still held cloak of filtering shadows about himself in readiness. It could make the shot whenever it wanted; he would be able to mist out and soak it from behind the moment it tried to fire. At least, that was the plan... The mist teleport was the newest in his arsenal of little tricks, and he hadn't practiced it as much as some of the others.

“Hey boss, quit your worrying! Look at me! Guess whose king of the castle now, huh? Hey, does this make me the boss? Nice!” From up on the one remaining ice cube, the other courser had stepped to the edge and was waving down at him. It winked and gave a small spin, flaring its great goat, then cupped its hands towards the frigid Cragger.

“Oi, rocky! Come on, pick yourself up. You didn't get where you were by being a quitter now, did you? You can do better than that! Come on! Toughen up, man!” It put its hands on its knees and crouched slightly as it peered down at the Cragger, a mocking grin flashing teeth.

Courser himself was still keeping one eye on the Basher, ready for its attack, but turned his gaze to the BombBoy that was eagerly shoving a fresh explosive in his direction. He shook his head and raised an eyebrow.

“Work work work... you're doing too much there lad. Just take a break...” he waved a hand at it, though as he raised it the water whip on that hand receded and left his fingers bare. Instead, a much larger wave of freezing water lifter up to one side of the virus and attempted to crash down over it in a deluge. “...alright? Good...”

However the next few moments progressed, Courser's mind was already planning for when the viruses that had been destroyed would drag themselves up again. There had to be a limit on it; they were getting weaker each time. Once he's reduced them to dust properly, he could take a moment to stall while Jenny made her shop run. He tapped one foot on the ground and a small rumble beside him gave way to another virus; this one, however, emerged from the ground wearing a low profile miner's hard hat, with Courser's own emblem emblazoned on the front of it. It was a small mole that had a shovel almost as large as it, and a fancy shoulder coat that matched Courser's in design. CourseMan glanced down at it briefly as he looked around, then snapped his fingers. A mist of water vapour circled and rose around the little helper, giving it a small measure of extra protection.

“Take a crack at any of the little ones you like for now, but leave the big guy alone, understood?” Courser's instruction was serious, in a low voice that wasn't quite a whisper, and the mole nodded once, before ducking out of sight below the ground. If either of the two minion viruses were still alive, it made is way for one of them, but for now the mole gave the frozen Cragger a wide berth. Not far from Courser, his clones, his machines and his allies, nearly forgotten about, the large, black sea mine submerged in the pool or water clicked and its red display flipped over from '2' to '1'.

-=Summary=-

C4) IceWave2Damage: 100 + Freeze
Accuracy: A
Description: Sends a wave of ice at one enemy
Duration: Once
Element: Aqua
Special: Ice Type: This chip counts as Ice Type for the purposes of potentially freezing targets on Aqua Element Terrain or environments, as applicable.
Trader Rank: C
(100Aqua, Freeze, A) @ BombBoy
C5) MomograHP: 60
Damage: 15 + Backstab
Accuracy: B
Description: Creats a Momogra virus to aid you. Attacks with a shovel from behind, and has a constant Mole status that ignores terrain solidness when not attacking (unless the panel currently does not exist). Still affected by other effects of panels.
Element: Null
Special: Allied Virus: This virus has one action per turn, and is fully controllable by the summoner. If no orders are given, it will perform actions at random, but will never intentionally interfere with or damage the summoner or their allies. Deleting this virus will grant no additional rewards to either side.
Trader Rank: C
(15, Backstab, B) @ BombBoy/Basher if either are alive, but NOT Cragger
C*) Fast Barrier (20Hp Barrier) on Momogra
C6) Fire+30Status: Fire Element UP 30, Stackable
Accuracy: S
Description: Adds 30 Damage to all hits of a Fire Element attack chip, before any external environment-related or target-related damage modifiers apply.
Duration: Once
Element: Fire
Trader Rank: C
(+30 to all hits of next fire chip)

-=Signature Cooldowns and Chips Used=-

Forked Streams: 1 Turn
Mist and Shadow: 3 Turns
Solo Teamwork: 2 turns

Chips Spent

Magnum1
TimeBomb1
SeaSeed
Needler2
IceWave2
Momogra
Fire+30
Quick to put the Kaibosh on the BombBoy from blowing him and everything else up to hell, Courseman would quickly crash down upon the virus, the hail of icy water drowning it's hopes and dreams faster than a corrupt politician on the local stage (110). The mole summoned then quickly made it's way underground, and just before the Basher could manage to attack, sent it's shovel towards it's back...and unfortunately whiffing the attack entirely before burrowing underground. The Basher, angry, sent out a massive salvo of missiles, tracking down three of Courser's allies...his Needler would very narrowly avoid being blasted due to the Basher's fault. Courseman's bomb would then take the brunt of another salvo, draining away the water that once was there and finally...the final salvo managing to strike where Courseman stood...and his trap activated. Courseman's body disappearing into the mists as he would quickly reappear behind the Basher, his follow up attack immediately snuffing out it's second wind (20!). All while this was happening, the Cragger finally would find itself climbing out of the pool of icy water and onto dry land since it couldn't lift it's meaty hand for anything else. Courseman would give his next fire chip a power boost and the deleted viruses...would come back again...even weaker this time around.

-- Viral Royalty --
King Cragger EXCragger EX (Cragger)

Craggers are pretty easy targets, given their size. They also move very rarely, and when they do they move slowly. Their dodge rate is abysmal. They generally rely on their HardBody defense, which reduces non-break damage by half, but doubles break damage. They have high attack power and AoE, but their accuracy is generally bad as their attacks are easy to follow and take time to deliver. Their attack is executed as a Drop Attack, and thus attacks from above, and not head-on. Targets caught underground within this attack's AoE range take an additional 50 Null damage that ignores all defenses.

Area: Netopia, Sharo, Hades Isle

HP: 160
Attack Damage/Effect: 60 Null + Break + Panel Break + WideAttack
Attack Accuracy: D
Attack Description: Slams the enemy and surrounding area with fist. This is executed as a Drop Attack, and is more damaging to targets below ground (IE: Submerged or burrowed).
Element: None.
Possible Rewards (Per Virus): GolemHit1, Zenny
Special: Hardbody.
: 140 HP (next to where Diant Ice Cube A was at) (Normal) (Freeze1)
BombBoy EXBombBoy EX (BombLab)

BombLab viruses attack by summoning a huge cube-shaped explosive, called a BoyBomb. They push this bomb towards their enemies, using it as cover against incoming fire as they do so. It takes a BombLab virus an action to summon a BoyBomb, and another 2 to push it into attack range of the enemy. Once the explosive is in range, it will explode the very next turn. BoyBombs have StoneBody, and can be moved with special abilities, such as Knockback, Microburst, Pull, Gravity, and Telekinesis. BoyBombs will explode if physically picked up, however (EX: Rageclaw or similar means). Bomb Lab viruses jump, not teleport, back to their starting position after setting the BoyBomb.

Area: Netopia, Sharo, NAXA

HP: 130
Attack Damage/Effect: 60 Null + Blast 3
Attack Accuracy: S
Attack Description: Summons a 10 HP BoyBomb, and begins pushing it towards the enemy. Bomb deals massive damage once in range.
Element: None
Possible Rewards (Per virus): BoyBomb1, Zenny
Special: This virus is immune to the effects of BoyBombs, including damage.
: 78 HP (Delete Count: 2, Ping x1) (Behind BoyBomb) (Normal) (1 Action to pushing bomb within range of Courseman)
N.O-1N.O-1 (N.O.)

N.O. viruses are top-tier in combat, and will never appear in a thread before battle 6. N.O. viruses move and dodge at average speed. Unlike their battlechip, N.O. viruses DO NOT require an object to exist behind them in order to attack. All N.O. viruses regenerate 30 HP per action (of the virus) after taking damage. They do this at all times as a passive ability. N.O. have OmniShoes, and prefer to attack from the air.

Area: Netopia, Sharo, NAXA, NetVegas

HP: 90
Attack Damage/Effect: 20 Null + Beam Attack
Attack Accuracy: A
Attack Description: Fires N.O. beam.
Element: None
Possible Rewards (Per Virus): NOBeam1 (Rare), Zenny
Special: OmniShoes
Special: Regen(30)
: 54 (Delete count: 2) (Normal, around the area the Giant Ice Cube A was at)
BasherBasher (Basher)

Basher viruses are the top-tier of the stationary gunnery viruses with an unmatched single-shot damage output among the normal viruses. They are also the rarest of their class, and appear only after battle 5. They also never appear in large numbers in a normal battle, meaning the ratio of total viruses to Bashers should be at least 4 to 1. The attack cycle of Bashers is 2 actions long, regardless of which attack they use. The first attack requires one action to charge before firing, and the second attack executes twice in succession. If they are stunned, they resume their attack cycle where it was halted once the stun wears off. They don't move, and don't dodge.

Area: Sharo

HP: 120
Primary Attack Damage/Effect: 60 Fire + Break + Panel Break x3 Targets, 1 Action Charge
Primary Attack Accuracy: A
Primary Attack Description: The virus selects up to 3 targets, and spends an action charging up the main cannons. It then fires a Magnum blast that reduces most Network constructs to ashes with a single shot, usually leaving a blast crater where they once stood. It may target empty panels and objects as well as enemies.
Secondary Attack Damage/Effect: 10 Fire x3 Targets + Double Attack
Secondary Attack Accuracy: A
Secondary Attack Description: Fires a 3-shot spread from the left arm cannon, then follows up with an identical attack from the right arm cannon just after. Each cannon shot requires an action, and both attacks must occur one after the other.
Element: Fire
Possible Rewards (Per Virus): Magnum1 (Rare), Zenny
Special: Immobile
- Main attack destroys panels, reducing enemy evasion by 1 Rank.
: 72 HP (Delete Count: 2, Ping x1) (One panel off from where it was nuked at, to the left of it out in the open) (Normal)

-- CommonerMan --
Courseman.EXE: 100 HP (Behind Basher) (Normal) (20 HP Barrier) (+20 to next Fire chip used)
MomograHP: 60
Damage: 15 + Backstab
Accuracy: B
Description: Creats a Momogra virus to aid you. Attacks with a shovel from behind, and has a constant Mole status that ignores terrain solidness when not attacking (unless the panel currently does not exist). Still affected by other effects of panels.
Element: Null
Special: Allied Virus: This virus has one action per turn, and is fully controllable by the summoner. If no orders are given, it will perform actions at random, but will never intentionally interfere with or damage the summoner or their allies. Deleting this virus will grant no additional rewards to either side.
Trader Rank: C
: 80 HP (20 HP Barrier) (Burrowed) (Normal)

-- Terrain --
10% Cracked
  • Changes to Broken when stepped on, chance to fall in when triggered.
  • Burrow: Change terrain to Broken, Null 50 to burrower.
  • Panel Crack attacks, >100 Damage Break/Impact/Drop attacks: Change terrain hit to Broken.
  • PanelShot: Splash1.
(A patch off towards the left-middle of the field, about a feint away from Snow, also where Courseman's TimeBomb1 is at)
45% Broken
  • Not bottomless.
  • Reverts to Normal after a time, if no one is inside.
  • Doubles dodge penalties for bad RP.
  • 1-4 Movements actions to climb back out depending on method.
(Where the Magnum, Cragger EX and Basher hit)
10% Snow
  • Non-Aqua Elementals get -10% Evasion and reduced movement speed.
  • Wind attacks: +100% Source Damage. Imbue Aqua if Null. Change terrain hit to Ice for 1 turn after turn hit, then back to Snow.
  • Aqua attacks: 25% Freeze chance, change terrain hit to Normal if triggered. Boost chance to 100% if Ice-type.
  • Fire attacks: Change terrain hit to Ice, generate Frosty Mist: -10% Accuracy for Non-Aqua Elementals, +10% evasion against Non-Aqua Elementals, Freeze1 effect for any Aqua or Wind attacks.
  • PanelShot: Imbue Aqua + Freeze1.
(A small patch in the middle of the field)
25% Normal
  • No effects.
(Everywhere that's not taken up by the latter five)
10% Sea
  • Fire Elementals lose 10 HP/action standing, 20 HP/action submerged. Other Non-Aqua Elementals lose 5 HP/action submerged. Nullified for Aqua Elementals.
  • Ice attacks: 50% Freeze1 chance, Changes terrain hit to Ice.
  • Terrain changes between Sea and Onsen do not inflict damage upon submerged entities, nor do they eject submerged entities to the surface.
  • Elec attacks: +100% Source Damage.
  • PanelShot: Imbue Aqua.
(where Giant Ice Cube A was at)
10% Ice
  • +10% Evasion to all. Non-Aqua Elementals get -20% Accuracy.
  • Aqua attacks: 25% Freeze chance, change terrain hit to Normal if triggered. Boost chance to 100% if Ice-type.
  • Elec attacks: +100% Source Damage.
  • Fire attacks: Change terrain hit to Sea.
  • PanelShot: Imbue Aqua + Freeze1.
(Giant Ice Cube B)

-- Objects --
Needler2HP: 80
Properties: Normal, Mobile
Object Damage: 80 Null + Impact + Break
Damage Method: Ramming attack, Telekinesis, Throw
Attack Damage: 40 Null x 2 hits x 3 Targets
Accuracy: A
Description: Summons a gun platform that attacks up to 3 separate targets each turn with its trio of double spike cannons. It can also perform a defense piercing kamikaze attack.
Duration: Until destroyed.
Element: Null
Special: This chip's accuracy cannot be boosted or reduced by any means, including RP quality.
- This object may ram a target instead of firing needles, but is instantly destroyed in exchange.
- This object may dodge by trying to ram nothing, but if it hits something in this way, it is still destroyed and deals object damage.
Trader Rank: C
: 80 HP (Cracked)
TimeBomb1HP: 100
Properties: Anchored
Object Damage: 50 + Impact
Damage Method: Telekinesis
Attack Damage: 100 + To-All-Clause (Enemies)
Accuracy: S
Description: Places a bomb on the field that will explode after two turns, damaging all enemies.
Duration: 2 turns or until destroyed.
Element: Null
Trader Rank: D
: 40 HP (Cracked) (Counter: 1 turn to detonation)
Giant Ice Cube A: MELTED
Giant Ice Cube B: 40 HP (Fire Weak) (Counts at 10% Ice, destruction method turns the panel into one of: Ice, Snow, Sea, Normal, panel destruction/cracking bypasses if ice cube is destroyed)
BoyBomb EX: 8 HP (StoneBody) (normal)
The minor disorientation of his sudden warp across the field wasn't as disconcerting as it might have been if Courser wasn't already getting used to the near perpetual split in his awareness while he battled. After striking down the Basher, however, he did have to stave of a brief moment of dizziness as he made eye contact with the newly formed double of himself where he had been a moment before. He blinked a few times and averted his eyes, looking to the left a little while his newest duplicate scanned to his left in turn.

His eye caught where the mine, still ticking over, had taken a substantial hit and winced before he could catch himself. Back across the field, where his newest decoy had appeared, the smoke cleared from the Basher's round and the false Courser crouched slightly and raised his hand, palms out, while his whips gathered up into concentrated balls about his hands again. Mid field, between the area where the two cubes had once been, another pool of shadow lifted up from the melted puddle that had been its previous perch and formed into another CourseMan, dusting his coat off with a nonchalance that made a point of ignoring the frozen Cragger now. It glanced towards the other decoy and shrugged, following its lead and raising a gathering of water in both hands.

“Right boys, one more time, let's cool 'em all down!” the two decoys, along with Courser himself, extended their hands and sent illusory scatterings of water pellets across the field, while, still doing its job, the needle turret spun in place and volleyed a series of actual shots at the three underling viruses in rapid succession, hidden amongst the hail of fake shots. As they made the distracting attack, Courser himself actually gestured with one hand and snapped his fingers, causing another thin veil of shadowy mist to lift from the water around his sea mine and obscure it further from being noticed.

With his other hand, Courser focused more carefully and charged a rapidly boiling heat in the core of the water whip as he purified it to complete clarity. With a flick of his wrist it straightened out into a lance, pointing out from his palm in a thin spike before shooting forward in a burst of pure super-heated water towards the bomb that the poor pushing virus would need to re-orient now, if it was still locked on him and not pushing it towards one of his doubles. The moment the lance of water hit anything, it boiled on contact, erupting in a spreading burst of high-pressure steam that vented in every direction, hopefully scalding any viruses that had been missed by his construct's flechettes.

He ducked back again as his hand dropped; a small hiss under his breath was the only immediate sound as he shook out his wrist and flexed his fingers a few times from the odd sensation and refreshed the wave whip. As he did, a subtle shift flooded across his outfit, in the form of small green stars embroidered along the trim. A slim headband had also formed to push his hair back a bit, also green and marked with cute stars. cross from him, his decoys paused in their barrage to check the field; the one in the centre was now sporting a similar headband, though this one was red, and the star pattern was different. The courser that had shouted and called the attack hadn't changed but he looked between the two others and raised an eyebrow. courser himself shrugged and looked away, while the red-wearing one pulled a face.

“Hey, don't be jealous now. Just because you can't pull off this look!” It spread its arms and turned about flaunting the change in its coat with a laugh. “It takes a handsome devil to look good in this. that's why I'm the one wearing it and you aren't!”

“Can it and kill these things!” The unchanged decoy shouted back while, unremarked until now, the coat-wearing mole virus emerged from the ground in its latest effort to bash something with the back of its shovel. Exactly what it went for would depend on what was left, but it had a particular desire to clock the Basher that it had missed before, if it was still available. It still obeyed Course's original instruction to leave the temptingly vulnerable Cragger alone, and contented itself with staying underground and unseen if there was nothing to hit right now. Courser himself scanned the area one more time, then shrugged.

“Some of us don't need to show off and make a big scene to attract attention you know. I think you're both just over-compensating, and it's kind of sad...” He spoke quietly, backing away from th fight slightly and flicking his hands out in either direction. To one side, and small, black metal device began to form, far out at the edge of the field. It cast a long, almost invisible green laser sight across the ground in a straight line, bisecting the field in a way that passed just behind the Basher's area by a hair's breadth, near where the strange x-faced virus seemed to be residing, but, by an inconvenience of the angles, didn't actually pass anywhere near the frozen Cragger.

His other gesture flicked more towards the Needler, and a rustle of wind and leaves picked up, creating a rapid whirlwind of shapes that further obscured its shape. Courser moved back and away from where he's set the laser line, eyeing up the explosive summoned by the cap-wearing virus.

“That one knows the game. He knows who the real goal is. The one worth pursuing, and not some flashy show-off.” He walked backwards further, weaving from side to side a little as he did. The little tyke would need to push his bomb through the laser line if he wanted to get to Courser – the real one at least, and that would be alight show all of its own. Courser made sure he was far enough away, and checked that his on constructs weren't in the line, then reached out and made a another gesture with a free hand, teasingly inviting anything that was till watching to come closer, then turned his back and strode another step or two. A glance over his shoulder and a smirk came before a last comment. “It's not like any of them have the guts to lay a finger on me anyway...” Above his head, the water that had previously been trailing from his water whips receded and then massed above him ion a broad rushing disc, water racing up the central extension, before flooding out in every direction to form something of a parasol; he gripped the handle with one hand, humming quietly to himself.

-=Summary=-

C*) Shadow: Reform where it was destroyed, pulling itself out of the water puddle like it had phased away and returned. assumes WandCross visuals when Courser Crosses to TwigCross
C*) Second decoy is acting like it's calling the shots, staying where courser was before he teleported.
C*) Needler: (40 x2 Hits x3 Targets, A) Basher, BombBoy, N.O.
C*) Fast Barrier (20Hp Barrier) (on TimeBomb)
C1) HeatSpreader1Damage: 30 + Spread 8
Accuracy: A
Description: Shoots a fireball that explodes on impact to hit nearby enemies.
Duration: Once
Element: Fire
Trader Rank: D
(60Fire, Spread8, A) on BoyBomb, spreading to BombBoy, and hopefully to Basher and N.O. as well if they're still active.
C*) Momogra: (15, Backstab, B) at Any Non-Cragger virus, preference to Basher.
C2) TwigCross (Level 1, Wood/Shadow)
C3) Dynamite1HP: 100
Properties: Light
Object Damage: 100 Null + Blast2
Damage Method: Throw, Knockback, Microburst, Telekinesis, Gust
Attack Damage: 100 Null + Blast2 + Line Attack + Seeking
Accuracy: D (thrown) / A (trigger)
Description: Sets a lightweight laser trip bomb. When something crosses the sensor beam, the bomb detonates a shaped charge that blasts an entire line. It can see through Invisibility. This weapon is very dangerous to use, caution is advised.
Duration: Until destroyed or until it attacks.
Element: Null
Special: Laser TAG: Attack triggers when something moves through the targeting laser beam, no matter who or what that may be.
Trader Rank: D
(100, Blast2 Line, Seeking, A(on trigger)) Straight line passing behind Basher's position (but only just - in range of blast), and between BombBoy and Courser – ideally close by N.O. as well if possible, but definitely avoiding Cragger (I'm a little fuzzy on the exact field positions; let me know if I can't make this line)
C4) Leaf Ward: (80Hp Barrier) on Needler
C5) Movement: Backing away from where the trip line was set, putting a moderate amount of distance – enough that the BomBoy could still push to him, if he crosses the line.
C6) NCP: Shield (2-Hit Shield, initially held in the Upward position)

-=Signature Cooldowns and Chips Used=-

Forked Streams: Cooling Down
Mist and Shadow: 2 Turns
Solo Teamwork: 1 turn

Chips Spent

Magnum1
TimeBomb1
Dynamite1
HeatSpreader
SeaSeed
Needler2
IceWave2
Momogra
Fire+30