"Of course, Laguna. I know we go there to stop Regulus from harming innocents. I just feel that I owe it to my mentor to finish his final quest. And I know I will feel satisfied myself to know that we were ultimately successful as well."
OoC: Going off for a bit, should be back in 30 mins.
"Well before we get too ahead of ourselves here, I think we need to get ready." Four said. She walked over and leaned against the Komodo. "Because I want to help you guys take Reg out, but I can't be much use while the Komodo here can't walk."
Laguna smiled at AEanna, then went over to the Komodo. "I dont know much about tech, but... Well, I dont know much about tech." He picked up a bit of wire that was on the floor. "Is this important?"
"You're right Four. I can help you with repairing the electrical components that were ripped out earlier." EMily starts gathering wires and finds some electrical tape sitting in a repair drawer in Tanner's ship.
"...Probably." Four said to Laguna. "Thanks EMily. I don't think it should be too difficult to fix. Then again I know fuck all about robotics, so take it for what it's worth."
"I think I can help with the repairs too!" Yes-Man spoke up.
EMily looks at the electrical components and helps repair the wiring and electronics with Yes-Man. She uses her fingers as a multimeter to help figure out the circuitry.
As the others set to work on the Komodo suit, AEanna drew Mehrune's Razor and used it to pry up some of the paving slabs from the ground next to it, heaving the heavy slabs aside to expose a wide patch of earth. She used the dagger to etch an elaborate pentagram into the dirt and into each arm she drew the symbol of one of the five schools of magic. In the centre, she drew a sword. As she finished the final symbol the lines began to glow an unearthly blue, and she took a few white soul gems from her satchel. Laying her katana on the runes that she had drawn, she started to consider which enchantment to place on the sword.
Laguna went around the battlefiled, scrounging up bits of wire and plates of metal.
Tophat looks at its sword, somehow stil, sharp after all this. It then walks over to AEanna and sits down besides her.
What are you doing?"
"Alright, that looks good. Everyone stand back and let's see how we did!" Yes-Man said as he finished up with the repairs.
Four shrugged and hopped into the Komodo. She slowly started walking forward, then picked up speed to see if the new wiring held up under strain. "Seems good as new." She said.
"Yay! Excellent work EMily!"
"I am preparing to place an enchantment on my sword." AEanna replied to Tophat, sitting cross legged with her chin rested on one hand, staring into the distance. "It may give us an edge against Regulus, but what spell to use..." Suddenly she smiled and straightened up.
"Of course! A banishment spell! Perhaps I can prepare it so that if my blade strikes a fatal blow against Regulus, his soul will be condemned to return to Deadside from whence he came! He would not like that, I think!"
EMily nodded back to Yes-Man with a smile. "Thank you."
She turned to Winona. "Keep gathering holding your energy Winona. We don't have a target at the moment, so we won't be able to hold our higher forms with ease or hold energy as well. I will join you, we'll need to activate our forms as fast as possible." She gathers energy too.
As EMily's energy rose, the water leftover from the sprinklers started to behave erratically as she also was practicing different arrangements of electric fields. It floated around her in circular geometric patterns.
Laguna looked over at EMily and saw the orbiting droplets. "Woah."
AEanna picked out the soul gem that she would use for the enchantment and laid it with her katana, then looked at Tophat.
"I have a few soul gems, would you like me to enchant your sword with a banishment spell as well? If either of us can get Regulus with an enchanted blade, we stand a much better chance."
"Hm, intresting. But I would like to keep my sword versitile, perhaps a electric effect?"
Tophat says, looking at the sword and symbol at the ground.
Rose had woken up a while ago, but had decided not to go to Tanner's ship. Instead, she wandered around the ruins of Rome for a bit. When she came back she saw everyone looking like they were getting ready for a fight outside the ship. She walked over to Laguna and asked, "What's going on?"
"If you wish, although you must understand that the enchantment will wear off after a while." Leaning forward, she placed her sword across the centre of the symbol and the soul gem in the alteration rune, then placed her hands on either side of the pentagram and closed her eyes, slipping into a trance.
OOC: Dinner. 10 minutes.
Laguna looked at Rose. "Regulus has something planned, something BIG. We're gearing up, then we're heading to the Coliseum to finish this."
"Oh. Is there anything I can do to help?" Rose asked.
Tophat walks over to Rose.
"You can tell me how good you are at fighting."
"Well, recently I've gotten pretty good at it...I think. I haven't actually been in a real fight yet." Rose said to Tophat.
The blue light from the pentagram intensified, and the katana glowed along with it as the soul gem melted into the alteration symbol. Then the light dimmed and the sword was left wreathed in pale gray aura, which also faded until it was too subtle to be seen except on close examination. AEanna awoke from her trance and smiled at her success before sheathing the katana and laying Tophat's sword in its place. She placed a second soul gem on the destruction rune, and returned to the trance.
Rose materialized Le Croissant du Ange and showed them to Tophat. "Well there's these. But I've also got a sword and a handgun I can use."
OoC: I'm back.
Regulus stood on the wall of the coliseum, looking at the group preparing in the distance.
Ignorant fool believe they can best me... on my own turf no less.
They will be in for a nasty suprise, quite a few of them in fact.
Regulus began gathering power as it juggled the two Soul Gems.
Laguna looked over at AEanna. "Didn't Drom have a plan to suck Regulus into one of those crystals? We still gonna try that?"
Tophat looks at Le Croissant du Ange, the shakes its head.
"Well I can't teach you anything about that, but the sword I should be able to help you with."
OoC @Kirke: What's Tophat fighting style? I'm guessing fencing.
AEanna did not respond for a minute, motionless in her position over the pentagram. Then it glowed again and the soul gem melted. Sparks jumped from Tophat's blade and it glowed a faint blue-white. AEanna opened her eyes, picked up the sword and got to her feet, before noticing Laguna looking at her.
"Hmm? Did you say something?"
"Drom said that we could suck Regulus into one of those gems. We still gonna try that?"
"Do we even have time to practice? I thought everyone was kind of in a hurry." Rose said.
"Ah. Unfortunately these are only white soul gems. They can store the souls of lesser creatures such as wolves, bears, trolls, that kind of thing. The one that Dromaeus had was a black soul gem. They will hold the soul of a higher being, but are rarer than white soul gems and harder to obtain. I am afraid that I do not have one."
OoC: @Nailik Medivial fencing, think one/two handed broadsword.
"Fours mech still needs fixing."
Tophat picks up two sticks from the ground and gives one to Rose.
"Try and hit me."