[8:24:47 PM] ST: Middle of Week 1, mid-afternoon. The kids are still in the warehouse. Though you’ve cleared the satellite phone request with Alejandro, it has yet to come in. All the other members of the dream team are off doing their own thing. So there’s little for you to do right now except hang out at the beach. China Beach is ideal—just outside the San Francisco Bay, small, quiet, and enclosed by trees, with a view of the Golden Gate Bridge in the distance. Cyril circles idly above as the waves whisper against the shore. It’s cloudy and gray, as per the usual, but peaceful.
[8:25:53 PM] ST: (( http://pics4.city-data.com/cpicc/cfiles22356.jpg ))
[8:26:15 PM] Victor: ((pretty))
[8:30:19 PM] Victor: *Victor emerges from the water slowly his head first as he walks from the water to the shore. As he gets to shore he bends over and begins to cough and gag slightly as water emerges from his lungs, as the last of the water is spat upon the beach Victor takes a large gasp of air. He reaches his hand up and holds a trout into the air as he whistles for Cyril*
[8:34:25 PM] ST: Cyril descends, closing his massive talons while lighting on Victor’s outstretched arm. He caws briefly, covertly. There was something following you. Darkness, in the water. The bird turns his head so that he can look out over the ocean. Prepare yourself.
[8:39:15 PM | Edited 8:53:29 PM] Victor: *Victor turns around* “Can’t even get a break can I, such pity…It was a beautiful day too.” *Victor looks to Cyril* “Fly high, Keep watch.” *Victor rotates his neck it cracks as it moves he stretches his shoulders and back as that cracks as well, His skin seems to gleem for a moment, as Victor Tattoo begins to glow a frosty blue. His skin now protected by his body armour. Victor Walks towards the water his feet touching the water.* (10/16 legend)
[8:40:41 PM] ST: You’re not the only one, grumbles Cyril just before taking off once more.
[8:46:47 PM] ST: A black shark’s fin breaks the surface of the water, heading for shore. However, as it draws closer, to the point where a shark would be beached, a head of bluish hair emerges, followed by a vaguely human face with teeth full of fangs, emerald-green eyes, and a bluish chin beard. “Bikuta Korudero!” says the creature, clearly having some difficulty with the pronunciation. “You are Bikuta Korudero?”
[8:47:34 PM | Edited 8:48:49 PM] ST: It emerges from the water further. The creature’s skin is inky black and it appears to be some mixture of man and shark, with some features reminiscent of an Eastern dragon.
[8:49:46 PM] Victor: *Victor eyes narrow on the creature.* “Victor, names Victor.”
[8:53:16 PM] ST: It bobs its head vigorously in what seems like a nod. “Bikuta, Bikuta! Toriton say you can help!” Upon a second listen to the creature, it has what sounds like a very heavy Japanese accent, which is further obscured by its unwieldy teeth. “Please!”
[8:56:17 PM | Edited 8:56:45 PM] Victor: "Victors Eyes widen, then he smirks.* “Password accepted, shark man. Cyril!!!. I dont know where im going but its Triton, Stay around here Ill be back.” *Victor Looks back at the Shark man* “If Triton sent you, Then lead the way.”
[9:06:16 PM] ST: You always get all the fun! Cyril’s call echoes from above.
The creature nods even more vigorously. “He will be here soon! He told me you can stop Akkorokamui before he attacks the bridge! Please. Akkorokamui is very angry, very sick. Toriton can help him, but he cannot get here before Akkorokamui does.”
[9:07:29 PM] Victor: “Um….Say that again….Who? I have to do what?”
[9:11:32 PM] ST: “Stop Akkorokamui from attacking the bridge while Toriton gets here!”
[9:12:27 PM] Victor: “Fun fun…..Point the way. Mr. Fishy.”
[9:13:47 PM] ST: It turns, wades, and finally dives into the water, speeding away from the Golden Gate Bridge towards the Pacific Ocean proper.
[9:16:28 PM] Victor: *Victor runs into the water and then dives in Following the shark man* (how fast is he do i need to activate water control and lighting swimmer to keep up?)
[9:17:31 PM] ST: (( What’s the swim speed without and with those activated? ))
[9:18:29 PM] Victor: (( half my move speed but i was reading online you can dash in water so ive asked the question on JSR just waiting for response but water control negates that so full move (or dash) and lightning swimmer would double that))
[9:18:48 PM] ST: (( Then yes, you need to activate them. ))
[9:19:22 PM] Victor: (kk logging in to rolz
[9:21:57 PM] Victor: ((Got 5 successes with water control so its now activated for 25 ticks and lightning swimmer is now 8/16 legend remaining move spped is 10yards normal 26 yards dash if allowed))
[9:22:44 PM] ST: (( I’ll allow it. ))
[9:23:52 PM] Victor: ((Victor is also activating water breathing (no cost) but now breathes underwater)
[9:30:49 PM] ST: Easily keeping pace with the shark-man, Victor is led deeper from the Epipelagic to the Mesopelagic Zone. Though vision isn’t too terribly difficult, some of the (albeit sparing) sunlight is filtered by the water. Even if it were darker, it’s hard to miss the gargantuan, orange-red octopus moving sinuously through the water. It emits a faint glow, like a sunset upon water. The shark-man turns to Victor and points at the giant octopus.
[9:31:04 PM] ST: (( Join Battle! ))
[9:31:49 PM] Victor: ((3))
[9:32:37 PM] Victor: *Victor looks ahead, and shakes his head* “Well now you are a biggun.”
[9:34:03 PM] ST: (( You get to go first. ))
[9:36:27 PM] ST: (( Battle music: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7S3DDr-TiDQ ))
[9:38:43 PM] Victor: *Victor looks at the Giant Octopus, and Swims forward He attempts to throw a haymaker punch as his hands begin to freeze over, (Hrimthurssar’s Touch (Frost * * *) 7 legend 5 willpower remaining) small amounts of ice begin to form, Victor aims the heavy hit
[9:39:41 PM] Victor: (9 successes)
[9:41:10 PM] ST: (( Oooh, that’s a match. ))
[9:42:08 PM] ST: Akkorokamui doesn’t seem to notice Victor and proceeds onward towards San Francisco.
[9:43:47 PM] ST: (( You get to go again, since the octopus isn’t attacking. ))
[9:45:22 PM] Victor: *Victor looks at the fleeting Octupus, and attempts to grab one of his tenticles* (rolling for clinch popping legend flare and a will power to pop Valor for extra dice since this is a one on one fight with an enemy of unknown strength)
[9:46:02 PM] ST: (( Roll away! ))
[9:46:43 PM] Victor: 12 Successes rolling for damage with the 3 overflow))
[9:47:29 PM | Edited 9:47:39 PM] Victor: 8 lethal damage
[9:48:46 PM] Victor: (also would like to do a second attack with another hit at the -2 dice for multi attack if ok)
[9:48:59 PM] ST: (( Yeah, that’s fine. ))
[9:49:53 PM] Victor: (since im clinched it would be half DV for octopus for JSR rules Doing a punnch to the tentacle that im grabbing)
[9:50:23 PM] Victor: (as a fierce blow so +1 to the halved dv)
[9:50:37 PM] ST: (( Noted! ))
[9:50:43 PM] ST: (( Make your roll. ))
[9:51:09 PM] Victor: (7 should be with the 9 a 6 dv at half so 1 over flow rolling damage)
[9:52:02 PM] Victor: (9 more lethal damage)
[9:55:56 PM] ST: (( Tentacles soak 8L, so 1L total, to one of the tentacles ))
[9:56:16 PM] Victor: (…..I need a weapon Asap lol)
[9:58:31 PM] ST: Akkorokamui slows to a stop, one of its massive eyeballs turning to Victor. Apparently he caught its attention.
[10:01:00 PM] ST: (( Okay, I’m gonna tell you how this is going to go, OOCly. There are 8 tentacles you can target. You can also target the head or the eyes. If you can hold out for 29 more ticks, the shark-man will return with a contingent of mermaids. ))
[10:01:35 PM] Victor: ((WHEW!!!))
[10:02:21 PM] ST: (( Now. Tentacle 2’s turn. ))
[10:02:54 PM] ST: (( I’m gonna say Tentacle 1 is clinched. ))
[10:04:04 PM] Victor: (kk also how many ticks has it been since i started water control)
[10:04:28 PM] ST: (( 3/25 ))
[10:07:11 PM] Victor: Oh no its ME!!! thats at half not it…so tentacle is at 0 im at 6
[10:07:47 PM] ST: (( Okay. And you popped Body Armor and Impenetrable, right? ))
[10:08:01 PM] Victor: yes
[10:08:12 PM] ST: (( Oh good. ))
[10:09:27 PM] ST: The tentacle whooshes past Victor at an alarming velocity, leaving a trail of bubbles in its wake.
[10:11:02 PM | Edited 10:11:12 PM] ST: (( Water Control 19 ticks left; reinforcements in 26 ticks; Tentacles 1, 3, 4, 5 ))
[10:12:11 PM] ST: Tentacle 1 begins to sway side-to-side in an attempt to throw Victor off.
[10:12:18 PM] ST: (( Roll Strength + Athletics ))
[10:12:52 PM] Victor: ((9 successes))
[10:13:31 PM] ST: (( You manage to hang on. ))
[10:13:49 PM] ST: (( Now Tentacles 3, 4, and 5 ))
[10:15:19 PM] ST: (( Miss, hit, miss ))
[10:15:51 PM] ST: (( 4 overflow ))
[10:17:07 PM] ST: (( Soak 13L ))
[10:17:44 PM] Victor: *Spending 1 legend for damage conversion to change lethal to bashing soaking 13 bashing 6 legend left*
[10:18:53 PM] ST: (( Water control 17 ticks left; reinforcements in 24 ticks; Tentacle 2 ))
[10:19:40 PM] ST: (( 6 overflow ))
[10:20:23 PM] Victor: ((whew tentacle 2 is a strong bastard lol)
[10:20:31 PM] ST: (( Another 13L ))
[10:20:55 PM] Victor: (and another legend spent 5 left)
[10:21:00 PM] Victor: (soaked)
[10:21:24 PM] ST: Two tentacles slam into Victor in an attempt to flick him off like some sort of flea. Or barnacle.
[10:21:58 PM] ST: (( Water control 15 ticks left; reinforcements in 22 ticks; Victor ))
[10:23:18 PM] Victor: *Victor attempts to keep control of the clinch (contested strength or dex + brawl) *
[10:23:59 PM] Victor: (9)
[10:24:56 PM] ST: (( 12 ))
[10:25:36 PM] ST: Unfortunately the tentacle is simply too big around to hang onto for very long.
[10:26:19 PM] Victor: (you take control of the clinch so technically you’re grabbing me now so you can hold me try and crush me or release me)
[10:29:39 PM] ST: The tentacle flings Victor, sending him 28 yards away.
[10:34:27 PM] Victor: *Victor jets towards the Giant Octopus as quickly as he can muster*
[10:35:53 PM] ST: (( Okay. Water control 13 ticks left; reinforcements in 20 ticks; Victor again ))
[10:39:20 PM] Victor: (Going for a multi attack again. clinch first Rolling now) *Victor Again rushes toward the head this time, And atempts to get his arms around as much as he can.* (popping a legend once more and a will power for Vengeance this time having had it make a fool of me by flining me off like some sort of childs toy 3 willpower 2 flares left)
[10:39:58 PM] Victor: (18 successes)
[10:40:49 PM] ST: (( Nice. 9 overflow ))
[10:42:33 PM] Victor: (12L damage)
[10:43:56 PM] Victor: Rolling for sencond attack another squeeze))
[10:45:12 PM] Victor: (11L this time around)
[10:47:13 PM] ST: With his mighty strength, Victor grasps Akkorokamui’s massive head and squeezes. Indeed, in keeping with what the shark-man said, its hide seems thinner, sickly. The giant octapus begins to writhe in pain. (( Head soaks 10, 3L total ))
[10:48:21 PM] ST: (( Water control 12 ticks; reinforcements in 19 ticks; Tentacle 2 ))
[10:49:12 PM] ST: (( 1 overflow ))
[10:49:48 PM] ST: (( 10L, which is all soaked, correct? ))
[10:50:49 PM] Victor: Yes))
[10:51:17 PM] ST: (( All right. Water control 11 ticks; reinforcements in 18 ticks; Tentacles 3, 4, 5 ))
[10:52:46 PM] ST: (( Tentacle 3 hits with 1 overflow; 4 with 2; 5 misses ))
[10:53:12 PM] ST: (( Soak 16L, then 8L ))
[10:54:43 PM] Victor: 4 legend left to change the 16 to bashing taking 3 bashing damage and soaking the 8L))
[10:57:05 PM] Victor: *Victor is struck under the water with a large tentacle it is a weird feeling, he hasnt actually felt pain in quiet a while.* “AH!!! we have ourselves a PARTY!!!”
[10:57:48 PM] ST: (( Water control 10 ticks; reinforcements in 17 ticks; Tentacle 1, which is wounded ))
[10:58:54 PM] ST: (( 1 overflow ))
[10:59:19 PM] ST: (( 8L, all soaked ))
[11:01:21 PM] ST: The first tentacle which Victor attacked slams into the barnacle which is quickly growing from annoying to a nuisance. Still the pest proves persistent.
[11:02:22 PM] ST: (( Water control 7 ticks; reinforcements in 14 ticks; Victor! ))
[11:02:39 PM] Victor: ((again contested grapple))
[11:03:06 PM] Victor: ((14))
[11:03:29 PM] ST: (( 9 ))
[11:03:35 PM] ST: (( Congrats, you hang on! ))
[11:04:20 PM] Victor: (Multi attacks using fierce blow on both so 1 dv for you)
[11:05:36 PM] Victor: *Victor holds on for dear life as the Monster thrashes under the sea, he takes a knee and brings it to meet the head in quick succession* (rolling)
[11:06:30 PM] Victor: (5 on first almost botched rolling 2nd at -2)
[11:06:48 PM] Victor: ((11 on second))
[11:07:00 PM] Victor: ((rolling damage with 4 then 10 overflow))
[11:07:48 PM] Victor: ((12 L and 14 L so 6L damage through soak))
[11:11:06 PM] ST: This time an unearthly shriek of pain erupts from Akkorokamui.
[11:11:44 PM] ST: (( Water control 6 ticks; reinforcements in 13 ticks; Tentacle 2 ))
[11:12:21 PM] Victor: *Victor chuckles at its Cry of pain* “This is -MY- familes Ocean big boy.”
[11:13:15 PM] ST: The tentacle whizzes by, sending a flurry of more bubbles skyward.
[11:14:35 PM] ST: (( Water control 5 ticks; reinforcements in 12 ticks; Tentacles 3, 4, and 5 ))
[11:14:44 PM] ST: (( Tentacle 3 is going to attempt to clinch ))
[11:15:33 PM] Victor: ((hmm….so im grabbing it its grabbing me…this should hurt))
[11:16:01 PM] ST: (( Miss… 4 will clinch ))
[11:16:10 PM] ST: (( Miss… 5 will clinch ))
[11:16:18 PM] ST: (( 5 overflow ))
[11:17:34 PM] ST: After two tentacles grasp fruitlessly at Victor, a third grabs on and attempts to pull him free. (( Contested Strength + Brawl ))
[11:20:08 PM] ST: (( Beat 7 ))
[11:20:40 PM] Victor: ((16 EAT IT!!)
[11:22:00 PM] ST: (( Water Control 2 ticks; reinforcements in 9 ticks; Victor! ))
[11:23:35 PM] Victor: ((contested grapple again vics trying to hold on to the head i know ima role horrible cause of that 16))
[11:23:48 PM] Victor: (10)
[11:24:27 PM] ST: (( 8. Victor’s one stubborn SOB ))
[11:25:50 PM] ST: (( Victor hangs on, you may roll to attack. ))
[11:28:33 PM] Victor: *Victor refuses to let go of this Bastard, He intends to end this fight before Triton can arrive to prove himself to his brother. His Valor for the thrill of the fight rages within him (2 willpower left and 1 flare left)He raises his knees again and strikes again in multiple succession* Using Fierce blow on the first attack and flat of blade on the other just in case))
[11:30:01 PM] Victor: (4, 3 over flow for first had to reroll second attack for minus 4 for multi and flat of the blade for 6 full overflow)
[11:31:48 PM] Victor: ((reroll produced 17 16 overflow)
[11:33:01 PM] Victor: 14L 4 unsoaked 12B sure all is soaked))
[11:33:18 PM] ST: (( Yep, all the bashing is soaked. ))
[11:36:04 PM] ST: (( Water control’s done; reinforcements in 6 ticks; Tentacles 3, 4, and 5 ))
[11:37:50 PM] ST: (( So then Tentacle 3 will attempt to clinch ))
[11:38:15 PM] ST: (( Does so, now trying to pull you off ))
[11:38:24 PM] ST: (( Contested Strength + Brawl ))
[11:40:20 PM] ST: (( 15 ))
[11:40:26 PM] Victor: (you got me 10)
[11:42:12 PM] ST: Finally it’s free of the malicious creature! It begins to pull Victor towards its beak hidden on its underside.
[11:42:37 PM] Victor: *Victor is wrapped up by a tentacle he tries to hold on for dear life to the head but his grip slips and is pulled at the whim of the creature*
[11:44:11 PM] ST: (( Oh man. This is tense. 1 tick before reinforcements. They’re in sight, led by the shark-man but just out of reach. Victor’s about to be eaten. Victor gets one more contested Str roll. ))
[11:44:36 PM] ST: (( Str + Brawl, rather ))
[11:45:01 PM] Victor: ((i think this calls for my last flare))
[11:45:07 PM] ST: (( I think it does! ))
[11:45:45 PM] Victor: ((hmm….in fact no chances Vengeance is being popped No way this thing has the AUDACITY to think Victor is a meal))
[11:45:52 PM] Victor: (1 willpower left)
[11:46:08 PM] ST: (( Make your roll! ))
[11:46:18 PM] Victor: (16)
[11:46:47 PM] ST: (( 10! You break free! Now you can take an action. ))
[11:50:13 PM] Victor: *Victor boils How dare this thing try and eat him, How dare this creature to try and stop the Son of Poseidon* “You INSIGNIFICANT SPEC!!!!” *Popping vengeance one last time* 0 willpower 0 flare 4 legend remain, Victor rushes for the head once more and attempts a final grab the cavalry has arrived but this just became personal*
[11:50:50 PM] Victor: 11 successes 1 overflow correct or was it 2))
[11:51:17 PM] ST: (( Uh… 2. ))
[11:52:32 PM] Victor: (going for multi attack as well a kick at fierce blow for 1 DV for the creature) *Victor grabs the creature and begins to squeeze as he does he rears his head back and meets his smack dab in the center of both the creatures eyes* ((rolling for hit)
[11:53:03 PM] Victor: (8 7 overflow rolling damages)
[11:54:08 PM] Victor: 7 soaked and 12 2 unsoaked))
[11:54:36 PM] ST: (( PHEW! So close! ))
[11:54:45 PM] Victor: DAM!!!!!!))
[12:10:20 AM] ST: All the tentacles wriggle in agony and Akkorokamui begins to thrash violently and scream. A legion of merfolk swarm the giant octopus, beginning to cover it in a giant net made of some substanced that looks like kelp. One of them—a large but sleek fellow, with blue skin and long, sea-green hair and a beard, bearing a wickedly pointed trident—swims to Victor and puts a hand on his shoulder. “Enough. You’ve done well, Vic.” The voice, resonant and clear even underwater, is undoubtedly Triton’s.
[12:10:39 AM] ST: (( Rolled a 1 on Virtue Extremity, by the way. ))
[12:12:55 AM] Victor: *Victor shrugs the Hand away and charges at the Octopus as quickly as he can Victor crazed, this thing will die for what it has done, Victor’s tattoo normally glows a frost blue is a bright red, as he charges the creature* “RAAAARRRGGGHHH!!!!”
[12:19:27 AM | Edited 12:20:02 AM] ST: Triton scowls and whirls his hand around. Suddenly the water around Victor’s arms and legs clamps on him and grows harder than ice, hard as a suicidal bridge-jumper can attest water to be. The net covers the giant octopus completely, and the legions of mermaids begin to pull it downward into the depths. “Victor.”
[12:21:00 AM] Victor: “He is mine….He tried to eat me…Justice HAS!!! to be done. Triton…I dont know what the hell is going on right now but that thing HAS to pay…”
[12:21:50 AM] ST: The shark-man hangs back, eyeballing Victor warily.
[12:28:37 AM | Edited 12:28:52 AM] ST: Triton turns Victor to face him. “Akkorokamui is a Japanese ocean spirit gone mad from illness. If we can’t cure him, I’ll let you do whatever you want to him.”
The shark-man swims forward to protest. Triton puts a hand up to forestall him. “Akkorokamui isn’t in Japanese waters anymore, Totaro, and you asked /me/ for help. I put my /brother/ on the line. So I don’t want to hear it.”
[12:30:35 AM] ST: The shark-man wisely bites off his reply.
[12:31:33 AM] Victor: *Victor’s Tattoo brightens its red glow illuminates the area around him.* “Fine, but I must be present. If he is infact not of right mind then it would be unjust to kill it for acting out. But if that moment comes…Do not try and stop me…His beak will adorne my walls as a trophy is he cannot be healed. Now let me go brother, and lets see justice be done one way or another.”
[12:33:47 AM] ST: Triton nods. The water around Victor lets up, freeing him. “Follow me.”
[12:35:33 AM] Victor: *victor follows in stride* “Can you believe that thing hurt me….the first time in months…wake up call….Guess im not indestructable…..-YET-.”
Four days later…
[9/19/2013 10:17:25 PM] Victor: *Victor after he calmed down and his tattoo return from the bright red to black would approach Tortaro wherever he may be floating about.* “Tortaro, Triton told me that you had an idea…An idea on how to deal with Akk….Akko…The big fucking octopuss. I havent decided I am going to allow what you say to happen, but I am willing to hear you out. This Creature must pay for what he tried to do to me, and for what he was attempting to do. This creature how ever sacred or what ever mojo jojo crap you want to call it is to your gods. Is now Our responsibilty, seeing as you came to the Theoi for help. So you got one shot….ONE! to convince me to not kill this thing right now.”
[9/19/2013 10:32:37 PM] ST: Totaro bows his head a little in respect. “Thank you for giving me this chance, Bikuta. I will explain once and then leave him to your mercy. My master Akkorokamui protects the waters around Nippon—Japan,” says Totaro. “They have become polluted, making all the creatures around there sick. Akkorokamui can purify the waters… but he got very sick too, and his illness stoked his rage and made him very confused. If Akkorokamui does not return to Nippon to purify the waters, the taint will spread, infecting creatures all the way to this coast.”
[9/19/2013 10:45:57 PM] Victor: *Victor Sighs and Calls for Triton to come over*
[9/19/2013 10:51:02 PM] ST: Once his conversation with a group of merfolk is finished, Triton floats over to Victor and Totaro. “Yes?”
[9/19/2013 10:56:37 PM] Victor: “Triton…..We have a problem, This Creature….Is some sort of Guardian….A Gaurdian that is supposed to Cure an illness plaguing the waters. However this creature has wronged me and our family. So he needs to be punished. We cant cure it so its rage will ensue, so we need to stop it but we need someone or something to cure the water, and I dont know bout you but I aint got that kinda power.”
[9/19/2013 11:05:22 PM] ST: Triton crosses his arms. “I’m aware of that. Totaro already told me when he was first asking for my help. We don’t know if we can cure it yet, Victor. Asclepius is on his way, and he’ll be able to tell us exactly what’s wrong.” He pauses, gritting his teeth. “As much as I hate to say this, it’s much more important that the waters be purified than Akkorokamui be punished.”
[9/19/2013 11:11:05 PM] Victor: Oh an I agree that the Waters must be purified brother. But…What ever happened over the last few days was raw, and powerful and I’d prefer not to go through that again. And I know that in order for that to happen Justice must be served, a Penance something….It doesnt have to be death, but perhaps something. A guardian doesnt simply head out to destroy San Fransisco and try and kill a Son of the Theoi and get away with it. I know enough about Mythology to know that our family, Is unrelenting when it comes to Vengeance, Justice , and Grudges. So I propose a compromise… I’ve noticed that some Octopus can regenerate limbs, Maybe this one can as well…Justice be served when Half those limbs are removed. Its either that or I kill him. And I’d rather you’d be on my side with the outcome that gets the waters cured."
[9/19/2013 11:18:30 PM] ST: Triton nods. “/That/ is more than fair.” He looks pointedly at Totaro. The samebito hesitates briefly before nodding. Triton looks to Victor. “Brother, I trust you to dispense this justice.” He sends some merfolk for a very sharp knife made of coral reef, which he hands to Victor.
[9/19/2013 11:26:27 PM] Victor: *Victor takes the knife* “With pleasure…..” *Victor walks over to the creature, with the knife made of coral Victor goes for the First of the eight limbs, Raised his arms above his head and brings down the blade and begins to try and remove its first limb, if Succeful he would slowly begin to move on to the other 3 limbs. *
[9/19/2013 11:28:22 PM] ST: At Triton’s bidding, the merfolk hold the thrashing Akkorokamui down as it screams in pain. Pungent black ink swirls up around it, darkening the waters and mixing with its thick blue blood. Soon enough, four of its tentacles are removed.
[9/19/2013 11:34:14 PM] Victor: *Victor allows the limbs to freely sink or float at their whim, and returns the blade to Triton.* "Our Justice be done. Now lets get this poor creature healthy again. And now I hope I’m not terribly out of line….but…*Turns to the Merfolk* “MAKE SURE HE DOESNT DIE! TEND TO THOSE WOUNDS IMMEDIATELY!” *He looks to Triton with a grin.*
[9/19/2013 11:40:22 PM] ST: During the process Totaro looks on impassively, not wincing or expressing any emotion, but growing very tense as he hears Akkorokamui’s screams.
Triton allows for a small smile. The merfolk look at each other in hesitation, unsure whether to obey Victor or not. “You heard him!” barks Triton. With that they erupt into action, staunching Akkorokamui’s wounds. Triton sends the knife away with another random merman passerby. “That was a smart compromise, Victor. It reminds me of my foster daughter.”
[9/19/2013 11:42:13 PM] Victor: “One of these days brother…I may have to have you make me a race of people to command….Like you did with these Tritons….” *Victor Hesitates for a moment* “WAIT WHAT!!!! you have a daughter?”
[9/19/2013 11:44:55 PM | Edited 11:49:16 PM] ST: He raises an eyebrow at Victor. “I had three, once. Long ago. I thought you knew.”
[9/19/2013 11:47:45 PM] Victor: “I know about the Tritons….I’ve heard a story or two about Triteia, But you just said FOSTER daughter, you said REMINDS!!! as in present tense as in that reminds me I have to take out the trash not Reminded as in Im rememinded of a time when…..”
[9/19/2013 11:51:29 PM] ST: Triton nods. “Yes, well… nothing can change the fact that I chose to take her in as my daughter, even if we are apart for both our sakes.”
[9/19/2013 11:55:35 PM] Victor: “So I have a niece? A current living niece…And I’m assuming like when Dad sent you to me, you went to her… meaning….She’s like me?”
[9/19/2013 11:57:15 PM] ST: He smiles a little. “Not quite. She’s Zeus’s progeny, not Father’s. And she’s long since taken her rightful place in Olympus.” He lifts his eyebrows. “Surely you’ve heard of Athena.”
[9/19/2013 11:59:45 PM] Victor: “Athena? You’re shitting me, Athena is my neice?….by adoption….but my neice none the less….”
[12:03:22 AM] ST: Triton chuckles. “Yes.”
[12:07:39 AM] Victor: *If Victor wasnt floating within the sea he would have collapsed.* “Well then…..I dont even know what to say about that….Except when is the family barbeque….?”
[12:16:13 AM] ST: Again Triton chuckles. “That is something I will leave up to her. She’s always been a strong-willed, independent individual.”
[12:20:32 AM | Edited 12:21:52 AM] Victor: *Victor Smirks* “Goddess of War and Wisdom, Id say Strong-willed is an understatement….But I must say it is quite interesting to find out that information. Now….I know you tried to be slick brother…But you cant out sly me. What about it…If I get strong enough….If I survive this war. What would you say if your Tritons had allies under the sea.?”
[12:21:56 AM] ST: A smirk spreads across Triton’s face. “I would welcome them if they come recommended by you, Victor.”
[12:22:44 AM] Victor: “Well I of course would probably need assistance….I dont know much about making a race of people. But another conversation for another day.”
[12:27:17 AM] ST: Triton nods. “Yes, I fear I have kept you away from your mission for long enough now.”
[12:32:02 AM] Victor: *Vicotor Nods as well, “I suppose it is time for me to head back….Cant have Cyril on his own too long, You know how he is and all.” Victor begins to head back for the beach where he left his beloved companion.*
[12:33:35 AM] ST: As Victor surfaces, he finds himself with a face full of Cyril. The bird circles around him closely several times before settling on his shoulder and rubbing his head against Victor’s cheek. I thought you went and died, you rutter.
[12:36:26 AM] Victor: *Victor chuckles as he scratches the bird under the beak* “Me die…Come now…What do you think im made of…Steel…Im bloody Indestructable…Just Triton had me test my limits is all…against….” *Victor begins to mutter* “Akkorokamui.” *Not sure if Cyril knows who that is. and waiting to tell the rest of the story after gauging his reaction.*
[12:41:53 AM] ST: “He worries too much. I told him dozens of times that you’d survived.” The voice that speaks is distinctly feminine. Victor would see a tall woman approaching him, barefoot with her jeans rolled up past her well-defined calves, a simple black shirt with the very faded and subtle image of the Aegis-shield on it, complete with a depiction of Medusa’s head, and a leather jacket. A pair of aviator glasses sits on her face, reflecting the San Francisco coastline. “I hope you don’t mind—I took care of him while you were gone.”
[12:46:59 AM] Victor: *Victors Grin would turn to a scowl, his fists would clinch* “Now you are deffinately one of the most beautiful woman I’ve seen since I’ve come to San Fransisco, But who are you, and most importantly….Why would Cyril not try and kill you?”
[12:50:37 AM] ST: The woman pushes her sunglasses onto her honey-brown hair, revealing a pair of eyes so gray that they’re nearly silver. “Athena.”
[12:54:14 AM] Victor: *Victor chuckles and relaxes his hands* “Well isn’t this a surprise, Still have yet to meet my father, but my Goddess of a neice can pop in for a visit.” *Victor extends his hand and if accepted he would kiss the top of her hand gently and somewhat seductively.* “And might I re-iterate. You are divinely beautiful…What have I done to be blessed with your pressence today?” *Victor’s eyes are transfixed, he cant help himself. Victor with one look has fallen for his adopted Neice, a challenge he know he can never accomplish.*
[12:55:41 AM] Victor: ((Victor’s CAMPAIGN LONG SIDE QUEST BEGINS!!
Quest: The Warrior Queens Heart
Mission: Convince Athena to go on a date with you.
[12:56:02 AM] ST: (( LOL ))
[12:56:33 AM] Victor: (hey hes greek….He keeps it in the family lol))
[1:02:45 AM] ST: Cyril makes a noise that sounds like a laugh. Athena allows him to kiss her hand, but doesn’t acknowledge his flirtations. “I wanted to… thank you for assisting Triton.”
[1:03:21 AM] Victor: ((Quest FAILED!! lol))
[1:05:11 AM | Edited 1:10:02 AM] Victor: *Victor simply smiles and reaches up to scratch the back of his head* “How could I say no to my brother? He stayed by my side when I was mortal and recovering from my accident that left me with this.” *His hand comes down and the back of his head, pointer and middle finger trace the scar that runs along his chest and abdomnen.* “I’d do it again in a Heartbeat.”
[1:12:59 AM] ST: At that she offers Victor a bit of a smile, a genuine one, but as a warrior to another warrior. She straightens, puts her hands behind her back, and looks him over as an army officer judging the worth of a private. “Word has it you brought Akkorokamui to the brink of death singlehandedly.”
[1:19:12 AM] Victor: “Thats right, I know you have a rivalry with my ol’ man, but you cant deny what he is capable of creating. Triton, Polyphemus…Now me. Akkorokamui was only the first. And the Titans shall be the last. And by my hand Shall they fall.” *Victor seems overly pleased with himself.* “And as this war rages on, I -will- become stronger, I -will- earn my place umong the gods. And maybe even perhaps, Find a wife as beautiful as you.”
[1:23:56 AM] ST: Athena nods curtly. “Good luck. The odds are stacked against you.” She gives him a fierce smirk with a hint of a challenge in it. Then her gaze falls on his bracers. “Those bracers of yours… they are… suitable for any other warrior. But for one who took on Akkorokamui they could certainly be better. Allow me to take them to Hephaestus for you.”
[1:25:26 AM] Victor: *Victor Looks down at his bracers.* “My bracers grant me strength, they are apart of me as Zues’ lightning bolt is a part of him. How long do you expect me to be parted with a part of me?”
[1:29:31 AM] ST: “Zeus trusts me with his lightning bolts,” Athena retorts, smiling. “But no, I would not leave you defenseless.” She kneels and works her hands deep into the sand, pulling out a gleaming golden trident. “This is my old trident, from my youth. I don’t use it anymore, so I will allow you to borrow it while your bracers are gone.”
[1:32:54 AM] Victor: *Victor smirks* “How cliche, The Sons of Poseidon using tridents… But a temporary trade I could do, Hoping of course that that thing can be made compact, not sure if -you- noticed, but people -will- notice a man running around with a Trident more than bracers.” *Victor begins to remove his bracers something he rarely does, except the rare times he actually -needs- to sleep. He places a hand on the trident as he hands her the two bracers.*
[1:34:10 AM] ST: She accepts the bracers. “Easy. Just tap its base twice on the ground.”
[1:34:33 AM] Victor: *Victor nods and does just that*
[1:37:47 AM] ST: The trident disappears, and a new tattoo appears on his untattooed arm that runs from the bottom of Victor’s wrist to the base of his forearm. It’s in the shape of a trident, of course. “And when you need it, just tap your palm on any surface twice.”
[1:38:26 AM] ST: (( It’s a hefty Relic that gives you access to War, Guardian, Water, and Arete ))
[1:39:05 AM] Victor: ((losing frost for a while, is going to hurt lol but xp going into war should help lol)
[1:41:15 AM] Victor: *Victor looks at his left wrist and forearm….* “Now that is impressive….” *Victor kneels down and slams his palm on the sand as hard as he can for dramatics, the sand begins to fly in the air around him he raises he right arm into the air as the Trident is summoned. He then stands, and smiles uncontrollably* “Now I could get used to this….”
[1:43:36 AM] ST: Athena smirks. She knows firsthand that kind of experience. But her smirk fades to seriousness. “I ask of you a favor, though, Victor Cordero.”
[1:44:46 AM | Edited 1:45:03 AM] Victor: *Victor returns the Trident to his tattooless arm and looks to Athena* “As long as you keep your promise to return my bracers….Ask away.”
[1:45:19 AM] ST: (( Trident: Accuracy +2, Damage +5L, Defense +1, Speed 5 ))
[1:45:45 AM] Victor: ((well with that who needs frost right now lol))
[1:47:11 AM] ST: “Try to avoid becoming too much like your father. For Triton’s sake.”
[1:47:54 AM] Victor: “I dont even know who my father is, I know of him. But my mentor is Triton. ’Nuff said.”
[1:49:56 AM] ST: Athena nods, satisfied. “I’ll take these to Hephaestus, then. Enjoy.”
[1:51:58 AM] Victor: *Victor nods to Athena* “Thank you again, Next time we meet….You should let me take you out to dinner, maybe get to know each other. You can tell me how you won Athens from my father. And maybe I can tell you a little about myself.”
[1:58:10 AM] ST: “And what mortal restaurant can offer food to compare to the divine feasts of Olympus and drink to compare to ever-flowing ambrosia?” She smiles that fierce smile of hers, the one that offers a challenge. “Better luck next time, Cordero.” With that she disappears.
[1:59:03 AM] Victor: *Victor shakes his head as he watches her dissapear* “Cyril, I’m gonna marry her.”
[1:59:40 AM] ST: You don’t stand a chance, man.
[2:01:08 AM] Victor: “Not yet…But you wait…A Goddess of War and Wisdom she may be, But Im Victor Cordero, The indestructable man, and however long it takes I will bide my time, I will prove my self worthy. And you watch I will figure something out.”