Part 51: Stratum 2: Sojourn Part 1The Majin may be monstrous to the eyes of humans, but it is said that some display concern for their fellows and work in what could almost be interpreted as organized groups.
- excerpt, Legend Cycles of the Ancients
On The Rocks
It seems there are more impressive Majin here in the second stratum.
It means were making progress, thats for sure.
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I almost switch Komori for his kid because she came at a pretty impressive level but its not like I need another powerful Dark caster in this team, so the guy who can heal and almost take a hit stays.
Really diverse mix of Majin here. Weve got two Uro Lumen, two Hecta Gigas that are a bit lower than weve seen yet, two Magiquarius that are also a new level, a Thiefler, and a Sprite.
The low level Hecta Gigas are a huge pain in the ass. Theyre only really vulnerable to Earth, which we dont have much of, and theyve got Fracture Attack and Martyr. We need to keep them apart because they really like taking hits for each other and ruining our efforts to capture them.
Heres a bigger Magiquarius than we saw in Ashleys Tale. Its still immune to Water and takes double damage from Fire. We do need to worry a bit about getting Bled by the Aero II but beyond that its pretty laughable.
Sprite is a lot like the Unseelie it shares a model with. Its armed with a shortbow and a shortsword, and it can heal and cure allies. Its vulnerable to every single thing Thage is good at and for the most part should be pretty easy to deal with.
We deploy to the side with the Thiefler so we can squish it before it gets the items. That simple.
- Get Chests
- Capture the Hecta Gigas
(Its similar to that wolf Is there a high-level Majin here?)
Kid, are you shaking again?
Um, its just from excitement.
My adrenaline is racing, just thinking about fighting!
Ha, your spirits the same as ever
But I wonder if you know the REAL reason youre shaking
Huh? Wh-What do you mean?
We want to start out with a hard advance toward the center of the map. If we can manage to not attract the stuff from the right well be in great shape but thats really hard in practice.
We shall devour your soul!
I dont think so, whelp.
Hand over that librum, Falsin.
It is not yours.
Take it from me, if you can.
GREEEEE! You will die!!!
The Uro Lumen that just talked smack moved up into our range, which wasnt so smart of it. Retica shoots it, getting a level with no new skills or much of import. Now we push our slower character up and get ready to dish out a brutal beating.
Is there anything we should know about them?
Their master should may come if we capture them.
Well have to be sure we drag him out of hiding, then.
A-Arent we in enough danger already!?
Silly Retica, were here for ALL of the Majin. So yeah, we need to specifically capture both Majin. Raki runs up and smacks the Uro Lumen, doing quite a lot of damage. Thage then finishes the job with a Malus III, negating the risk of its Fracture Attacks. Worryingly, the other Uro Lumen is also coming in. Alexei moves to catch it and smashes it hard with his big old hammer. Meanwhile Komori runs up to get the Hecta Gigas on the left stuck in far from his ally, we dont want their Martyr skill to ruin anything. It obliges me but also Fractures him, which isnt ideal at all. The right Hecta Gigas is coming in as well, so I clear out the Uro Lumen with a spell from Thage and a quick capture from Alexei.
Thiefler is going for the far chest, so we take a shot with Retica and manage to already bring it to near death. Velnor levels up from a buff, he gets Revivsphere out of it. Were now engaged with the Hecta Gigas on the right as well with Alexei, which is good because theyre way far from each other. Raki runs up and finishes off the Thiefler while its still in a good position. We spend a long while playing with the two Gigas, but both suffer the same fate, falling to Thages powerful magic. I start sending most of the party up to the left now, Raki moves towards the item and my archers and Komori towards the Magiquarius. Meanwhile Thage, Alexei, and Yuri are going to be sent towards the right. The first chest contains a Missionary robe, a male only robe thats just sort of okay because there arent many males who use robes. Komori levels up under a barrage of magic from Magiquarius.
Hes still not great at healing, though, because his Water aptitude is just bad. We pour minor firepower into the Magiquarius on that side while Thage advances towards the other. It takes the bait and tries to hit her with a spell, so she replies with a brutal Fire spell then pulls back behind Alexei. Even better, she levels up from the attack.
Thage has Malus IV now, its even stronger than Malus III and can Curse targets. Its still not as powerful as Pyro III, thatll have to wait for the almighty Malusphere later on. Also note that were rank A with Water now, which is pretty great. Alexei cracks the Magiquarius in the head and Fractures it, negating any physical threat it could have posed. Meanwhile Raki finishes the one on the other side off with an attack after much effort dragging it down. After the right Magiquarius casts and moves to the side, the Sprite also engages. Magiquarius drops to a Pyro and the Sprite catches a Fracture Attack that makes it pretty much worthless. A Malus IV finishes the job. Now I just need to scoop up all the Majin and get the chest, which contains the decent Sabatons boots. Yuri and Raki level up while Im capturing.
Thiefler Lv 7 x 1
Uro Lumen Lv 9 x 2
Hecta Gigas Lv 10 x 2
Sprite Lv 8 x 1
Magiquarius Lv 11 x 2
Their master showed up, as we expected.
Wh-Whats going on!? I feel something getting closer!
You really ARE sensitive to the Majins presence, huh?
Ha, looks like we dragged their master out of hiding.
I shall kill you! Slaughter you! CRUSH YOU!
A big, dumb hunk of rock.
I am the Escha Gigas!
You sinister Falsin What is the meaning of all this?
I am capturing every Majin in this place.
Vile, blasted Falsin! Be cleansed from this world!
Your hands have as much blood on them as ours!
Still, we couldnt afford to take victory for granite.
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