Part 14Update 14
"SEVENHEADSTHREEBODIESFOURWINGSONEAXEKILLKILLKI oh fuck me, why does my head hurt so much?"
"Thank all the gods, he's finally coming down."
"Should we make him pay for all the damage he did getting us back down here?"
"No, I'm pretty sure Salah agrees with me that we were going to redecorate anyway. He actually probably saved us some money on the tear down."
"I appreciate that, since my pockets are kind of light right now."
"That's because you spent it all on ho oh no, here we go again."
"Princess, cover your eyes!"
"What? Oh god, it's splattering everywhere!"
"Some things are too cruel even to inflict on monsters are we really the good guys?"
"This is just about my size what's Rooks doing?"
"Staring off into space and occasionally attacking a wall."
"Good enough. Yoink!"
"We're going to need a really sturdy cell for him once this all wraps up."
"Oww I don't think that'll be necessary. I just looked at the map, and we're too far to go back for more honey."
"We'll just space our your doses until you come down completely. You don't want to go cold turkey."
"Thanks now is it me, or are these floors a lot smaller?"
"This is the secret way up the tower if it were much bigger it'd be impossible to hide."
"Not going to ask why armor that only I can fit into is hidden up the secret stairs in Stafen tower."
"There's a lot of things about this place that we're all better off not knowing."
"Like why most of the inhabitants seem to be undead?"
"Three can keep a secret, if two are dead."
"There are three of us here. I don't like where this is going."
"Rooks, what the hell was that? That looked like "
"The other side of the spirits. The card spirits are the support side, but there's an offensive side that I've only just learned to control. I haven't used the amulet before since it's not controllable, but this worked out pretty well."
"We're getting close now only three more stairs to climb."
"Somehow I don't think it'll be that easy "
"And I hate being right."
"Axs, you're alive!"
"Like a little thing like summoning the Empress of Evil would do me in especially since it'll take time before Rimsala starts to move. Hurry and get to her!"
"All right! Axs, be careful!"
"You too, Salah!"
"At least SOMEONE remembered me. Thanks, Teefa!"
A few steps later...
"It looks like we'll have to split up here!"
"Seriously? This'll take all of five minutes!"
"That's five minutes we might not have. If we don't
hurry Rimsala will awaken!"
"No matter what, we must defeat Rimsala!"
"Darwin Teefa "
"It's okay. For this, we need a Card Master."
"Just you and me now, Rooks I can't say I'm sorry about that, either."
"Oh! It hurts my head!"
"YOU ARE NOT THE ONLY ONE."
"No! C'mon Efrite, we're going to stop her here and now!"
"I KNOW JUST WHAT WE NEED."
"Great job, big guy. Alright, defense impair to compliment it, and you can take a rest. Sylph, come on out!"
"Just don't get hit, Rooks. That's all I can do for you."
"Sylph, no taunting eldritch abomination!"
"Geeze, if you're going to be like that about it "
"Oh my! Well, I'd help your accuracy but I think you seem to have this taken care of."
"She's winding up for another attack. Just keep me "
"On second thought, you'll be fine."
"Fair enough. Take a rest and me and Dao will finish this off."
"Did you not say to not taunt?"
"Nobody likes having their words thrown back in their face. Okay..."
"Wait for it ."
"This was the intended outcome?"
"Umm no "
"That could have gone better "
"You couldn't have stepped in earlier? I guess if I don't do it, nobody else will "
"This is an improvement."
"Maybe, but that doesn't make it pleasant by any means."
"Wait, where did this sword come from?"
"Crystal and Spirit, joined by a Hero."
"I can't complain, in that case."
"All right, nothing to it. Efrite, keep us alive Wind Spirit, bring the cyclone to my enemies!"
"Fire Spirit, burn all things to ash!"
"I AM RIGHT HERE."
"Sorry. It gets a bit confusing when you're both working at the same time."
"Serpent of Water, drown my wait, that looks like "
"MARID'S OTHER SIDE IS AN IDENTICAL TWIN."
"Gemini of course."
"Golem of Earth, bury all of those who oppose us!"
"ALL FOUR ELEMENTS HAVE BEEN CALLED I MUST WITHDRAW."
"Wow. I think I saw that bone on that one, and that's a bit gross. Are you okay with this?"
"I can do it, Marid. Just take it easy for the moment."
"You've come a long way, Rooks hard to believe that you're the same guy who fell apart facing Ariel and Teefa."
"Thanks,Sylph. That means watch out!"
"Ouch.. um we can fix that, I promise. Efrite?"
"I CAN ONLY DO SO MUCH."
"You've done enough, Efrite. I can do this "
"It's time, Rooks! Finish her!"
"Crossing my fingers on this one "
"Now that's what I was expecting the first time!"
"Um Rooks "
"I think you might have overdone it just a little bit."
Next update: The Epilogue.