>Suddenly disappears in a cloud of smoke
(Socrates would certainly not contadict me!)
and apparently, they all "disappear in a cloud of smoke"...
Guardian of the Description Thread
I wish I had more time/inspiration for this.
I'd really like to get rid of LockeZ. His play style is way too unpredictable. He's always like this too. If he ran a country, he'd just kill and imprison people at random until crime stopped.
I am still interested but there've only been two posts since my last one. I could cheat and update before my turn, but if there aren't more than two other people interested....
I'm interested still, but it's still not time for my turn either...
(Socrates would certainly not contadict me!)
You and your two allies rush towards the seemingly injured Almeaida, however, he disappears in a cloud of smoke right as you're about to reach him.

"What the!?" yells Keifer, "You mean I busted through that wall of glass for NOTHIN'!!?"

"It seems we have been bamboozled!" exclaims Minty, "We've fallen right into their trap!"

And Minty is right on the dot(as usual). Dark mist starts to cover the walls of the room. Three shadow figures materialize around the party. One of them seems more menacing than the others. You conclude that it must be your own shadow, as you remember someone from earlier mentioning.

"Mwahahaha, I've finally found you Rudy!" says the most menacing shadow.

> Prepare to fight!
> Try to reason with the shadow beings
> Try asking some questions
> Look around for a possible escape
> Beg for mercy
now is my turn to repair the short fight I created.
>Prepare to fight!
always a dudesoft, never a soft dude.
Sigh, random encounters. Nothing short of anger inducing!
>Lay the beat down quickly.
>Get this over with by sending your cohorts in.
>hulk out with Rage
(Socrates would certainly not contadict me!)
>hulk out with Rage
great job,Zeuzio!
You focus your anger onto the Shadow. (Of course, Minty, Keifer, and thedog try to help too.) You sped toward your enemy with amazing speed, and deliver a series of painful kicks and punches. At least, they LOOKED painful. The Shadow just laughs you off and with a flick of his wrist, sends you flying. Did you seriously think that would work against THE Shadow?! You're in too much pain to do anything but watch.
You hear laughing.
You gawk at how far Rudy flew. You want to fly like that too! As the evil shadow dude yawns you see an opportunity to score some major damage on the Shadow! You let lose your tazer and...miss....
You see Keifer kneel in pain and can't help but laugh hysterically. At least until the Shadow almost singes your face off. You feel like crying and collapse.
Gah, you got wiped! Wait, why aren't you dead?! And, where did the Shadow go?
>Drink the potion
>Send thedog off to get some help
>Scold Minty from afar (Maybe enough to get her standing?)
>Check on Minty/Keifer (Your choice)
>Use some rage magic to heal yourself and party
>Throw the potion at Minty's face (hoping the liquid will get in her mouth somehow)

(Socrates would certainly not contadict me!)
What happened to Minty, had she smoked something before the fight?
I'd really like to get rid of LockeZ. His play style is way too unpredictable. He's always like this too. If he ran a country, he'd just kill and imprison people at random until crime stopped.
>Drink the potion
@ Chana Maybe. I was trying to get Minty settled into her unofficial role of hilarious unintentional villain qualities while showing she didn't MEAN to. Though, me writing that= Minty is high. I wouldn't doubt it.
(Socrates would certainly not contadict me!)
hilarious unintentional villain : interesting... I'll keep it in mind.
With trepidation, you open the expired potion. Noting its strange odor, you plug your nose as you gulp it down. Your wounds start to heal, but you also feel...something else. You feel an incredible surge of power as if nothing in the world can stop you! You also see lots of pretty colors.

You try taking a few steps, but stumble a little bit. It's no matter, though, as nothing in the world matters right now! Well, except that there are shadow things trying to kill you.

> Lie down and ponder your existence.
> Charge at shadow beasts once more!
> Try and help Minty out in your dazed state.
> Party.
(Socrates would certainly not contadict me!)
> Try and help Minty out in your dazed state.
Yay! This is back.

Way to not use hide tags u.u

now I'm guilty, too
Necromany? I don't care, because what time is it??? IT'S STORYTIME MOTHER BUCKER

Wall of text? No Apologies, we need a hot story injection. And this bro is the cure.

Our mission? Awesome! Our Timing? Pretty awful. Rules? Flouted! Jimmies? Rustled!

> Try and help Minty out in your dazed state.

Feeling pretty stellar, you're having a hard time caring about the shadow things. You can't really tell where they are, or even if they're still there. But you wobble uncertainly over to Minty's cringing form, prone on the floor.

Well, you more or less flop on the floor and pump your legs until you get there, anyway.

"Hey gurl, you take me to best parties." You mumble, you think.
"Shut up, lame brain, and help me up." she says through clenched teeth.

When you do manage to get on your feet and help her up, you almost tear her arm out of the socket. Kiefer chimes in, "Jeez, all those roids and you still look like a shrimp."

"Fascinating!" Minty squees, the scientist returning. One of her eyes is swollen shut from some mild burns, but she doesn't mind while she circles around you, examing you in every way she can. "Looks like that expired potion seems to have given you some super strength! How's your head?"

"Well, I'm seeing some weird stuff, that's for sure. Like, if I concentrate, there's like this aura around you guys, or something."

"Great, now he's a freakin' sideshow mystic too," Kiefer groans, limping over.

"Well, maybe not." Minty says, finger ponderously to her lips. "Rudy, why don't you try something new with your powers?"

You think this is a terrible idea, but what do you know? You look around at the devastation. There's a lot of people dead or hurt, including you and your friends. You're mad. Mad at yourself and this situation. Why weren't you strong enough to protect anyone? Everything you've done so far has been useless. You turn all that rage into something, in your mind. You want to be able to take all this away. To fix this. You can feel power uselessly fill your veins, and you try to will it to DO something.

In your mind, you see a flash, like what the world was mere moments ago. Little lines following people, where they were before, where they are now, where they're going. Objects shattering, reforming, shattering again. You concentrate, and you're able to move people along the lines, just a bit. The drain hits you like a truck, but you keep going. Kiefer, Minty, these victims, this room... you shift everyone around until...

"Wow, what just happened?" Kiefer said, his body whole again. The victims from the massacre are nowhere to be seen, sent somewhere else on their timeline. Minty's face looks fresh and new. You, however, feel a little worse than before you took that drink.

"Well, that worked out pretty well, but I think I need a break." You whisper. "What should we do now, Minty?"

>"Let's try to find that kid, Lyle Hamburg. He had a way to track these things. Kiefer, have you seen him?"
>"I get the feeling these things are trying to distract us. Maybe we are getting close to that rift. Maybe that Security Card brings us closer than we think."
>"Give me that bottle, maybe it says something about where we can get more. I get the feeling we might need more."