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    [Beach]

    Stabbings!

    "WAH!" the Yoshi cries in pain as he gets stabbed! Though he manages to raise one arm and block one of the beaks with a Buzzy Bracer, though other manages to gouge him in the neck. Despite the dinosaur's soft and somewhat cartoonish appearance his body proves to be amazingly tough. The attack bloodies him, sure, but it doesn't punch nearly as deep as one might expect the wound to.

    He quickly tucks into a tight ball and rockets upward, aiming to smash into the faces of the Brute with his shell and continue forward racing across the sand toward the three apparent non-combatants!

    WOOSH!

    This should leave him safely out of the reach of the Manic, at least for now.

    [The Desert]

    And now to another place with sand.

    Once the spots fade from his vision the Glacial Dragon goes into a power dive! With one claw he'll attempt to thwack the flying kid out of the air and simply pile-drive him into the earth! And in the same motion try to smash the gunslinger with his tail.

    The bullets bite into the monster! But at that range gravity takes quite a toll on their ability to cause much harm. Better wait for the monster to get closer. Like, say, on the ground thrashing people.
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    [Plains]

    A small dot moves high above the plains. It's path is erratic and quickly turns into a downward plummet. Thick black smoke trails behind the dot, markings its corkscrew decent. As the object grows larger, the distinct buzz of a propeller can be heard and the object resolve itself as a biplane, fire raging through the tail and engine coughing out thick black.

    Two hundred feet from the ground it pulls out of its dive and stalls in the air, wavering and losing speed as it climbs. The nose tips earthwards once more and a figure can be seen climbing from the fusillade and leaping. A parachute blossoms above them and they sink to the ground as the plane goes into a final drop, crashing a hundred yards off and erupting in a ploom of flames.

    From under the ruffling billowing parachute emerges a figure. Their body is muscular yet compact, in peak physical condition. Their clothing is khaki, shorts, shirt (with many pockets), and short brimmed helmet. Thick boots and white socks.

    They turn into the wind to observe the wreckage of their crashed plane. A woman possessing of extreme beauty. Her eyes a sharp brown, aged far beyond the rest of her yet still brimming over with strength and life and determination. Her cheeks sharp and defined. Her chin handsome and flawless. Adorning upper lip is a handlebar mustache of intimidating size and robustness.

    She lets loose a laugh and charges through the grass for her airplane, arriving to the crash site and pulling from the wreckage a sizable double barreled elephant gun, a riffle with ivory stock slung over her back, two long serrated knives which she equips on her belt, and a sharp machete.

    Back into the tall grass she goes, moving out five hundred feet before dropping low as the plane give one final blast as its fuel tank ignites.

    She lays low in the grass. She can feel it in the air. This is a land of hunters and hunted, titles interchangeable from moment to moment. She is ready. It is the moment she has waited for her entire life. Not waited. Hunted for.
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    Thenadier grins. Only one more now! Then pain erupted up his arm as jaws clamped down. The magic bracers under his coat were useful, but there was still a loud crunch as his bones broke, blood seeps out his cot. Well, Thenadier had been healing his other hand with the magic bead and pulls out his magical DL44 pistol he bought from Jurga the Hutt. The interestingly shaped pistol shoots out an exploding bullet which, if it hits, should explode inside the dinosaurs skin. Instantly destroying its insides.


    Didn't Thenadeir already drop his pistol?
    Ah well.
    Thenadeir twists in time to bust a cap in the rushing dinosaur's hide, but the beast's momentum carries it forward. Even as it leaps towards him, its expression twists into one of pain and agony. The explosion ripples inside it, displacing skin and causing it to bulge. With a breathless grunt, it lands on Thenadeir, gently smoking from its bullet-wound. The great beast goes limp on top of him, it's final exhale forming a pained "yoshiiiiiiiii."

    Yay! Thenadeir killed a defenseless mother and her friends!

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    "Well, unless you can suggest someone else who I can vent on, I don't really see a reason why I should go."

    Gordon holds his arms slightly apart, ready to whip out one of the weapons he has hidden on his person at a moment notice.


    "This plane is not wanting for beasts. There should be more than enough for you. Go find one of them." Mercutio watches Gordon carefully. He didn't know who this fellow was, but he didn't much want to fight him anyway. However, if Gordon made any sudden or aggressive moves, Mercutio would force to let his arrow loose. He really didn't want to deal with this right now - his interests were currently focused more towards acquiring a specimen of that flying creature he'd been tracking. And now it was just going to get away. His tail curls into tight coils as his irritation grows. "Go, before I put a bolt through your chest and consume your soul."
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    As she stalks through the woods seeking a worthy adversary, she'd best be on her guard. The hunters here come in all shapes and sizes. As she walks past a gnarled walnut tree, no different than any of the other's that grow within the forest, there's a slight stirring of the leaves, both those suspended in the canopy overhead and lying on the forest of floor.

    A moment of stillness.

    And then roots burst from the ground in an explosion of dirt and loam, seeking to wrap around the archer's feet and pull her to the ground.
    Unfortunately for the Treant, it just unwittingly created a liminal. And, to make matters worse for the plant-monster, it's one Spreagadh can use; as a Leannan Sidhe, she's capable of tweening through The Space Between, the slight point of uncertainty about where Treant stops and ground starts being a perfect example of such a thing.

    That done, and her now at a fair distance, she nocks an arrow, ready to let fly at whatever was responsible for the odd behavior of the tree as soon as she can tell what that is.
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    As Wenomir makes his way through the swamp, a peculiar noise reaches him. It sounds like a sort of high-pitched wu-wuu-wu-wuu-wu-wuu, repeating over and over again. Judging by how much louder it's getting, it seems to be coming straight towards him.
    In fact, soon enough a creature appears in the mists and haze of the swamp. It appears to be some sort of airborne fish. It has a long, round body, graceful fins that flow behind it like curtains, and a narrow and pointed nose.
    Wenomir turns in the direction of the... flying fish? Well, they did say this place has every dangerous creature imaginable. He raises his sword in a defensive position and fixes his eyes on the creature, waiting for it to strike first.

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    The brothers look up in time to see whatever it is, and they shift their stances, getting ready to dart away. They don't move just yet, needing to see what it is and which way it might head first.
    The creature quite resembles a giant, flying manta ray, but I don't expect Pathfinder and Waterstrider have ever seen one. It appears to have a long, thin body that ends in a needle-thin tail with a nasty-looking barb, but widens at the head, which has two beady, black eyes and an extraordinarily wide mouth full of crooked teeth - easily big enough to swallow either of the Wolfen whole. It only has one pair of legs, located around the middle of the torso - they're short, but muscular and ending in claws that look well-suited to grabbing prey and clinging to rocks alike. From the thin body stretch massive, leathery wings, the span of which is easily twice as long as the monster's body.
    Currently, it's swooping down upon the brothers, stretching its legs, seemingly intending to snatch them both.
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    Wilderness

    The woman moves forward, and Michi might tell that she seems to favor her right side a bit. Even though she breathes, she doesn't seem tired or overworked by moving so quickly. As for possible weak points, while her armor is quite good, it still has just chainmail and leather in the joints, and her fingers are unarmored. The way she wields the sword will tell her that whatever this woman is, she's well trained, or at least acts like it.
    Wilderness

    The huntress actually waits for the woman to make her move, not taking any chances with the two-handed sword. The elf was at a huge disadvantage here since this woman seemingly weren't worn down by her armor or her weapon.

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    The arrows shatter the lower right leg making the shen gaoren's back legs weak.
    Grantz recovers from the earlier shockwave and heads to the front left leg along with his two remaining demons.
    Seeing his prey wounded puts Adir in a certain... state. A brave light flashes in his eyes, and the stag draws a large hunting dagger before leaping down onto the Shen Gaoren's back. Provided he can make that jump, he will look for chinks in the monster's natural armor. Perhaps go for the eyes.
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    Adir makes it to the Shen Goaren's back and lands on the Lao Shan Lung skull that it uses as its shell. The shock of two weakened legs will leave the monster stable enough for one attack before it shakes any would be riders off.

    Grantz sees the the archer make the bold jump.

    Archer! If you wish to hit the Shen Gaoren's weakest point you'll have to find a way to break the skull to expose the soft head! Otherwise weaken the remaining legs so we can hit the face!

    Grantz shouts this as Dionysus revives one of the fallen demons. Grants heads for the front right leg along with his demons. He wondered if the horned archer heard him?
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    Adir makes a stab at it's eye, then, shortly before he's tossed to the side. He stands up, panting. "Yeah, thanks!" Adir calls back, his voice accented and swift-speaking. The stag turns and starts climbing again, rather quickly, so that he might get out of the Shen Gaoren's reach.

    Provided he can make it back up the cliff-face, perhaps a new plan is in order. Adir stands atop the heaviest-looking outcropping he can find and commences firing arrows again. This time, however, it's just to get the beast's attention. He's hoping it will swipe at him again, taking down a large part of the canyon wall with that swipe and bringing down a couple thousand pounds of rock. If he can get it do that a few times, well, perhaps they have a chance.
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    "Good enough then."

    Gordon keeps Mercutio in sight as he heads away. No need to risk getting shot by this guy, after that exchange. After getting far enough way, Gordon turns his attention to try to find something else.

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    Adir's arrows hit but on the Lao Shan Lung Skull giving it a few small cracks thus not really attracting any attention. A couple thousand rocks would bring down the Shen Gaoren's Face, damaged legs or not.

    Grantz and his demons attack and burn the remaining right leg damaging it somewhat.
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    Let's see. Adir has the explosives to start a landslide, but that could risk his comrade in this battle. And he could always get close to plant some C4 on the beast itself, but that would risk his life.

    At that point, while Grantz goes toe-toe with the giant enemy crab, Adir begins setting some plastic explosives. Filling in the cracks and crevices along the outcropping, sticking detonators into the grey goo.

    Once they're readied, he walks to the edge again and shouts "Hey, move back! I'm gonna blow the cliff!" Given that the Shen Gaoren is limping around now, Adir hopes that it will stay still long enough for his plan to work.
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    [Open Area]

    Grantz heeds the warning and moves away. The explosives do their work and the Shen Gaoren is down and stuck with its unprotected face on the ground within easy reach. The skull ended up cracking for one reason or another, Which means extra loot, woot!

    "Awesome! Now its my turn for firepower.!"

    Grantz shouts, "Agidyne!" and a huge fireball formed and was hurled to Shen Gaoren's open mouth where it stayed.

    "Archer, shoot the big ball of fire and we'll have a year's supply of crab meat!"

    If the archer shoots then that will be the monsters end.
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    Didn't Thenadeir already drop his pistol?
    Ah well.
    Thenadeir twists in time to bust a cap in the rushing dinosaur's hide, but the beast's momentum carries it forward. Even as it leaps towards him, its expression twists into one of pain and agony. The explosion ripples inside it, displacing skin and causing it to bulge. With a breathless grunt, it lands on Thenadeir, gently smoking from its bullet-wound. The great beast goes limp on top of him, it's final exhale forming a pained "yoshiiiiiiiii."

    Yay! Thenadeir killed a defenseless mother and her friends!
    Thenadier carries many pistols. He's a bit of a paranoid guy, with good reason. He throws off the corpse without remorse. Those things would have killed him. They were a threat towards him and others, therefore needed to be eradicated immediately. Now he moves to cut open the yoshi's jaw with his hunting knife he had tucked into a boot. He frees his hand and cane/weapon/thingy and sets to work on using that bead to heal it. Except, oh noes! His bead was almost out of power! Thenadier uses what healing power he had left in that bead and discards it. He uses another bead on the magical healing necklace to finish healing the wounds. The man then roots around to cut out his rifle from the poor yoshi. There...he had his weapons. He then looks up through the trees and notices the dragon off in the desert through the use of his magical set of binoculars! Seems Thenadier didn't come unprepared. He heads off that way and should be at the dragon site in a few turns.
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    Stabbings!

    "WAH!" the Yoshi cries in pain as he gets stabbed! Though he manages to raise one arm and block one of the beaks with a Buzzy Bracer, though other manages to gouge him in the neck. Despite the dinosaur's soft and somewhat cartoonish appearance his body proves to be amazingly tough. The attack bloodies him, sure, but it doesn't punch nearly as deep as one might expect the wound to.

    He quickly tucks into a tight ball and rockets upward, aiming to smash into the faces of the Brute with his shell and continue forward racing across the sand toward the three apparent non-combatants!

    WOOSH!

    This should leave him safely out of the reach of the Manic, at least for now.
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    The bruiser goes down like a sack of bricks at the blow, apparently finally succumbing to his injuries. Whether he's dead or unconscious is irrelevant, as he's most likely out of this fight for good.

    As the yoshi approaches, the girl lays a hand on the charred and battered hermit, depriving herself of energy once more to heal him completely. The hermit stands up to meet the yoshi's charge! glowing green mushrooms under his skin give him strength comparable to the bruiser the yoshi just felled, and he's angling to slow the beast in its tracks for long enough for the trailing manic to catch up and grab hold.
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    A dozen of the Xandits die by the bolt. Cat may notice that this is less than should die. The once around the dead Xandits are shocked or Paraliest, but the rest is now aware of the enemy. All not shocked or dead xandits start flying up and to the direction the bolt came from.
    Cat was already aware that these were not normal bees, so she is not that very surprised that only a few go down. She doesn't stay where she was hiding and moves a bit to the right, hiding behind another tree before shooting a much more powerful bolt (probably around twice the power of the first bolt).
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    [Forest 2.0]

    The result of this bolt is simular to the first. Again a dozen of the xandits die, but since they are flying many avoided the jumping lightning. The paralized once had less luck the dead Xandits who felt down brought the lightning to them as well. It seems like only half of the swarm has survived the attack and they split to draw a circle around Cat, even from above her. They will soon attack with their poison.

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    [Beach]

    WHAM!

    The rolling yoshi collides with terrific force as he pops back up to his feet, shouldering into the Hermit with one arm and trying to grab him with both tongue and one of his clawed hands!

    He uses his momentum to try to leap clean over the Hermit and then shoulder-flip him into the sand with terrific force! Once the Hermit is down he'll aim to plant a Seismic stomp right in the middle of his chest in a bid to incapacitate or kill him outright.

    ...though...

    If the throw fails the Manic will probably leap on him.

    That would no doubt be terrible.

    If the throw is successful he'll turn to meet the Manic and try to catch him in the gut with his iron-hard Buzzy Beetle pauldron.
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    The moment the yoshi reaches to grab the hermit's arm, everything about the battle so far shifts keel.

    The hermit rapidly sheds his human form, becoming a wooden snake-like bug not dissimilar from the two headed bruiser. Its form blurs, splitting into two distinct images that dodge to either side of the blow and slip around the yoshi, leaving his momentum with nowhere to go except forwards. The manic youth and tiny robed girl also assume their true forms, turning into a bright orange and oily black bug-snake respectively.

    The black one splits herself as well, one version moving over to the downed rogue and laying her forehead onto his back, refreshing him back to health while the other continues to rest from healing the wooden one. Every time a split occurs, one of the versions vanishes soon after their task is completed, which leaves just the wooden one on the yoshi's left and the oily one in front of him, along with the rapidly standing yellow, waxy looking one that was previously the downed rogue and the hyper-twitchy orange that has coiled and leapt at his back again, tail lashing forward to try and wrap tightly around his throat.

    The manic creature extends its scythe towards the back of the yoshi's head, trying to pierce his skull in two simultaneous split strikes.
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    [Beach]

    ahHA!

    Yellow KNEW there was something wrong with these things! They might have looked like humans, but they certainly aren't! When the Hermit splits the yoshi uses the momentum he still has to drop into a roll, bouncing back to his feet again some distance forward. If the Manic had aimed at where Yellow was that might make pouncing him a little harder.

    Now they're all doing that double image thing. Just like those stupid Magi-Koopas. Well! This yoshi knows one way to deal with that trick!

    With a "bNOM!" Yellow lashes out his tongue at the leaping Manic in a bid to nom him to death!. Should the tongue hit anything solid it'll quickly yank the poor creature into Yellow's mouth for swallowing.

    And of course anything swallowed by a yoshi has its bio-mass absorbed in a fraction of a second. Getting eaten is almost certain death.

    HOWEVER!

    If the tongue attack fails Manic's assault will strike true, bowling Yellow over backwards and wrapping a pair of tails around his neck. Though the claw attacks will be blocked by Yellow's Buzzy Bracers as he brings them up to guard his head.

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    Hmmm...

    It would seem the explosion has attracted something!

    Something... large.

    And grey.

    And fuzzy.

    The monster is about eight feet tall and looks like someone took a human and a koala, shoved them through a sausage grinder, and then sewed the result back together inside a mix of human and koala hide. It's distorted, contorted, and tortured looking. And loping along toward the explosion in a fashion reminiscent of a gorilla.
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    Hilly Plains

    Waterstrider dives out of the way, on the backside of the hill to make it harder for the creature to try and grab him, but his brother stays standing just a bit longer to dig the butt of his spear into the earth first. He'll wait until the last possible moment before leaping aside, hopefully making the massive creature stab its foot on the spear.

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    The woman considers the elf carefully, looking her over. While she wore lighter armor, that first shot meant she was quite skilled and would be quicker. The initial burst had been just to close the distance, and she wouldn't be able to do such a thing again for a while. Even so, with Michicora's bow put away, the best thing she could try to do was rush her, but that meant getting within reach of the elf's blade. Unless...

    With a slight smile, the armored woman shifts her stance, taking her sword in a one handed grip and leveling it horizontally at the height of her chest. She shifts her left foot behind her and bends her front leg. Her other hand rests gently on the blade a couple feet in front of her main body, and without a sound, she lunges forward, intending to stab Michicora as quickly as possible.

    The woman isn't as quick as before, but she's still fast for someone in that sort of armor.
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    [Northwestern Caverns]

    Deep in the caves to the northwest, a certain psychic-slash-scientist explores, black dagger in his right hand. His left is raised, and constantly flares with a reddish aura, resulting in a glow that he uses to help light the way here.

    He hardly believed what he'd heard of this place, of course. People being resurrected randomly, gaining gifts based on what they'd killed? Even for the Nexus, that was new to him, and it struck him with an idea.

    If such creatures could have weapons and armor made from them in that sense, better than mundane ones, it's possible that such weapons could be made from the monsters themselves. Such would require obtaining materials from them, of course.

    And so he came here.

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    It is, very definitely, a freakin' dinosaur. The tyrannosaurus rex's big nostrils flare as it shuffles slowly another few steps forward. Even moving so slowly and lightly, the tree Jaren's hiding in still trembles at its steps. Making low pitched huffing and chuffing sounds to itself, the dinosaur's big head roams up and down, back and forth, as it tries to sniff out the location of its prey.

    Jaren might have to take things into his own hands. The longer he stays in one spot the more likely the t-rex is to sniff him out. And there's no way that can end well.
    Jaren shakes his head in disbelief.
    "Sure are a lot more intimidating in real life than in the movies."

    He grips his sword in both hands and hurls himself out of the tree down at the T-Rex, aiming a strike at the beast's head. As he falls through the air he thumbs a button on the hilt, and the razor-sharp blade of the sword crackles with electricity.

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    Wenomir turns in the direction of the... flying fish? Well, they did say this place has every dangerous creature imaginable. He raises his sword in a defensive position and fixes his eyes on the creature, waiting for it to strike first.


    The fish fly-swims a few metres closer, before turning to the right and beginning to circle around Wenomir. It eyes him with one beady blue eye, more curious than hostile. The circle is wide and almost lazy, the fish's elegant fins draping out behind it like a noblewoman's dress as as it dips through the air.

    On it's second circle, the fish makes a high-pitched cooing sound, the kind of sound a curious bird might make. It starts out low and soft, but quickly grows louder and higher-pitched. The sound grows louder and louder, higher and higher, until it's so loud and high-pitched that it is physically painful to listen to.

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    Thenadier carries many pistols. He's a bit of a paranoid guy, with good reason. He throws off the corpse without remorse. Those things would have killed him. They were a threat towards him and others, therefore needed to be eradicated immediately. Now he moves to cut open the yoshi's jaw with his hunting knife he had tucked into a boot. He frees his hand and cane/weapon/thingy and sets to work on using that bead to heal it. Except, oh noes! His bead was almost out of power! Thenadier uses what healing power he had left in that bead and discards it. He uses another bead on the magical healing necklace to finish healing the wounds. The man then roots around to cut out his rifle from the poor yoshi. There...he had his weapons. He then looks up through the trees and notices the dragon off in the desert through the use of his magical set of binoculars! Seems Thenadier didn't come unprepared. He heads off that way and should be at the dragon site in a few turns.


    As Thenadier cuts open the yellow dinosaur who swallowed his rifle, he might remember that this is the dinosaur he killed with an explosive bullet. If he doesn't remember, he's certainly reminded as he splits the smoking dinosaur open and reaches in. His rifle is covered in ash and badly seared. The barrel is warped beyond use, the trigger melted into immobility.

    But as he picks it up and dusts it off, the rifle begins to glow. The ash crumbles away, revealing an entirely new weapon inside it. It is a work of beauty. The barrel and mechanisms are made of the purest of iron, and the barrel is easily longer than his arm. The rest of the rifle, however, is made of some sort of hardy bone. There's a scope attached to the top, but it's clearly removable. A switch on the side of the scope, he discovers, lets him switch between 2x and 10x magnification. It is perfectly balanced, and fits in his hands as if it had been made specifically for him.

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    "Good enough then."

    Gordon keeps Mercutio in sight as he heads away. No need to risk getting shot by this guy, after that exchange. After getting far enough way, Gordon turns his attention to try to find something else.


    Mercutio keeps his arrow aimed at Gordon until he is well beyond sight, and then a few moments after. It's only when the devil is sure Gordon is gone that he lowers the bow of light and lets his shoulders sag in relief. He honestly hadn't expected that to work. He had actually expected Gordon to press the issue, forcing Mercutio to defend himself and likely retreat. For all his posturing and threats, Mercutio was shakier from his earlier defeat than he'd expected. He might have been able to hold the stranger off for a while, but he probably would've been forced to fall back. Even with this plane's law of worthy combatants returning, Mercutio had no desire to pay the tax for it. If he could escape and live instead of trusting to a gamble, he would.

    After all. Devils never gambled unless the odds were staked in their favour.

    Still. The encounter with Gordon had robbed Mercutio of his prey, as he'd expected. He lifts his eyes to the sky, sighing when he fails to spot the pterodactyl he'd been hunting. Letting the bow and arrow fizzle and return to their inert form of arrows on his forearms. They snake up the sleeves of his coat and settle back into his skin. With one hand resting on the spine of the spell-book at his hip, he scans the area around him hoping to find something new to study.

    ((Edit: Gah, you ninja'd me, Vader. I'll get to you in a bit.))
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    Hmmm...

    It would seem the explosion has attracted something!

    Something... large.

    And grey.

    And fuzzy.

    The monster is about eight feet tall and looks like someone took a human and a koala, shoved them through a sausage grinder, and then sewed the result back together inside a mix of human and koala hide. It's distorted, contorted, and tortured looking. And loping along toward the explosion in a fashion reminiscent of a gorilla.
    The woman, Rosy, spots the lumbering creature as it nears the crash site. She moves slow and soundlessly with a sureness borne of skill, swapping the gun in her hands for the riffle on her back. She checks the wind and finds herself still downwind of the crash site. Slowly she raises the riffle and sites the creature. Patiently she waits for the right moment, aiming for where she thinks the heart ought to be. Slowly her finger squeezes the trigger until the riffle barks its shot loudly. With any luck (not that she needs it) the creature will be dead before it hears the shot.
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    Michicora notices the subtle shifts in the woman's stance and just manages to dodge the quick thrust. In the same movement she pulls out the dagger she have been reaching for and throws it against the woman's head.

    Meanwhile she attempts to move sideways around the woman, just outside the swords range, looking for an opening.
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    Waterstrider dives out of the way, on the backside of the hill to make it harder for the creature to try and grab him, but his brother stays standing just a bit longer to dig the butt of his spear into the earth first. He'll wait until the last possible moment before leaping aside, hopefully making the massive creature stab its foot on the spear.
    The latawiec heads for Pathfinder, ignoring his fleeing brother. It seems the creature has a simple, bird-like mind that focuses on the nearest prey. As it swoops down on the wolfen, it's surprised by his manuever... it tries to move its foot out of the way, but not quite quickly enough. The spear pierces its foot and it gives out a shrill, high-pitched shriek. It immediately beats its wings - creating a poweful gust of wind that might even knock the wolfen brothers off their feet - and takes to the air again. However, it doesn't rise immediately, giving the wolfen a moment to strike if they want to.

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    The fish fly-swims a few metres closer, before turning to the right and beginning to circle around Wenomir. It eyes him with one beady blue eye, more curious than hostile. The circle is wide and almost lazy, the fish's elegant fins draping out behind it like a noblewoman's dress as as it dips through the air.

    On it's second circle, the fish makes a high-pitched cooing sound, the kind of sound a curious bird might make. It starts out low and soft, but quickly grows louder and higher-pitched. The sound grows louder and louder, higher and higher, until it's so loud and high-pitched that it is physically painful to listen to.
    Wenomir gnashes his teeth and quickly decides waiting's not an option. He breaks into a swift run, trying to reach the flying fish, then aim a fast overhead slash at it.
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    Sucking Mateo's blood would be more effective if it weren't for his habit of going hungry before a hunt- when he's low on blood, his senses are better and he has slightly better reflexes. There is little blood to be had, unfortunately. The toxin, though? That's quite effective. More effective than any other type of poison; his undead physiology can ignore those without difficulty.

    Mateo tries to lurch himself forward, using the creature gripping his leg as a pivot to escape from the one trying to hamstring him. If the move is successful, Mateo will wind up lying on his front and apparently hampered that way. That won't work as the hamstringer is the one wrapped around his leg. The toxic sliver is successful, though Mateo's unconcerned, for now anyway. The dazed vampiric sliver is Mateo's more immediate worry- whilst it's harmless for now, it won't be soon. So Mateo will do something about that- he moves his arm closer and bites at it, trying to return the favour and slurp its blood until it's dry. Unless the blood starts rotting his face off, anyway. This might have the added benefit of helping Mateo recover from his wounds as the blood is converted to fresh, healthy tissue- notably, around the bite taken from his arm and his crippled leg, though Mateo tries concentrating it on his leg. It'd be more successful if the slivers were humanoid, but Mateo's used to using the blood of animals after particularly challenging fights.
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    Rumor said this place was full of beasts. Ha, short from that flying thing, Gordon hadn't see one yet. And here he was, looking for something that wouldn't be a waste if he tore it to shreds.

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    The result of this bolt is simular to the first. Again a dozen of the xandits die, but since they are flying many avoided the jumping lightning. The paralized once had less luck the dead Xandits who felt down brought the lightning to them as well. It seems like only half of the swarm has survived the attack and they split to draw a circle around Cat, even from above her. They will soon attack with their poison.

    (No deadly poison just so you know. I don't want to kill PC cause 1 of a million bees hit her and the poison does the rest.))
    Oh crap.
    Cat growls, sending electricity all around her. Maybe it will at least paralyze them so she can flee into the air. Flee how, you ask?
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