Singularity Okeanos conclude(TTRPG Campaign)

Much like the last several threads of a similar, or in this case exact, naming convention the vast majority of you can just ignore this. I’m running a long DnD-esque campaign and I need several threads to track everything safely. If you wish to watch feel free, but otherwise there’s probably not much here for most of you.

Castelleus Character Sheet

Class: Lancer Foreigner
Name: Lan Choi
Counterforce Alias: LAN
Gender: Male
Nationality: Chinese
Manifestation Age: 25
Alignment: Neutral Good
Element: Lightning
Origin: Towers & Anchors

Health: 324
Strength: D(25) E(23)
Dexterity: C(27)
Endurance: C(27)
Magecraft: B(29) A(31)
Luck: B(29)
NP:A(5 Burdens)


Necronomicon(Roll MP to offset the cost of Skill or Noble Phantasm use. Each successive use per day raises the threshold for the next check. On failure potential loss of sanity. On forced success guaranteed loss of sanity.)


Future Prediction E: Once per day, you can evade one damaging attack that is not considered a Noble Phantasm.
Thanks to the fortunetelling potential inherent in the magic crest he had in life, LAN theoretically has the ability to evade attacks and anticipate weaknesses. However, LAN never used his magic for fortunetelling, so this skill is at a very low rank.

Artificial Saint Graph E: Once per day copy any Skill you have encountered at E rank for the remainder of the day.

Reinforcement (Structure) A: Applies a Bounded Field to a structure that negates up to 50 points of damage. If the Bounded Field is destroyed any overflow damage from the attack is ignored.
Casting time: 1 Active Action. Cannot be stacked but can be re-cast.
Duration: 1 day or until destroyed.

Digitized Will C: Increased threshold for status ailments by 3.

Entity of the Outer Realm(Pierce): Grants you complete authority over any object capable of piercing physically(lances, rapiers, etc) or conceptually(towers, certain Noble Phantasm). When in contact with such an object any possible interactions become guaranteed with the object and any impossible actions with the object can be performed with a sufficiently high MP Roll(DM’s discretion).

Phase Anomaly: When damage is taken all enemy attack rolls against you for the next round are made at -2. If damage is taken with Phase Anomaly active reduce all enemy damage rolls the following round by -2. These effects stack until you go a round without taking damage upon which they reset.

Mystic Eye of Retrocognition B: Once per day expend 1 Burden to view up to 4 months into the past at a specific location. You may either immediately view a time you know, or search back through time at a realtime scale of 10 to 1.

Astromancy C: 3 times a day, replace the result of a failed roll with a natural 15.

Noble Phantasms:

Ocean-Anchoring Sanctioned Armament: Primary weapon - Lance(3d6+Agility). When activated as a Noble Phantasm, it increases your melee range by 10 meters and will negate one water-based attack within its radius.
Duration: 1 minute
Cost: 1 Burden
The primordial form of Wukong's Golden Plated Staff, suspended in a state where it remains a "tower" rather than a "weapon". As a projected fake, it retains the ability to somewhat extend its length and size, especially in settings near water where it can also negate tsunamis. However, it does not have the ability to be miniaturized and concealed.

LAN's bio

Childhood (2000-2015):

There were five heirs to the Choi family. Mo, Chi, Qing, Lan, and Jin (literally meaning black, red, green, blue, and gold). Sister Mo was responsible but gullible. Sister Chi was capable but jealous. Brother Qing was kind but withdrawn. Brother Lan was scholarly but cowardly. Brother Jin was loyal but violent.

One day, a mysterious magus appeared before the whole family, telling them that there was a way to unite the family crest without ruining it. All the siblings reacted with their own agenda. Mo wanted to unite the crest for the sake of the clan, even if it meant risking the lives of individual heirs. Chi was jealous of Mo and wanted to crest for herself. Qing sensed trouble and tried to flee, but died to an unknown assassin. Jin then accused Chi of foul play without any evidence, and they duelled each other to death. Sensing a greater conspiracy at play, Mo sent Lan far away to the safety of the Clock Tower. Not long after this, Mo died and the clan fell to ruin. The mysterious magus was nowhere to be found.

Clock Tower (2015-2025):

Lan studied in two departments, astromancy and lore. When the Universal Update occurred, each of the 12 departments had its own agenda. Zoology and Botany were unequivocally against it, Astromancy and Lore were the most supportive. Lan had doubts about his department’s leanings, so he hung out more and more in the Modern Magecraft department.

Lan avoided most of the infighting and followed people like Caules and Flat around the world to help ordinary people whose lives were ruined by the upheaval. Eventually, this grew into a movement, and their chief enemies became the “update centres” that were bleeding the planet dry.

The Gaia Movement (2025-2035):

Eventually, the movement became too large and split into two factions. One side simply wanted to help every human get digitized. The other side believed the Age of Will was fundamentally evil. Flat mysteriously disappeared and was never found again. Caules went into hiding after multiple attempts on his life, and Lan was with Caules, serving as a confidante. With both leaders missing or dead, the Gaia movement imploded into anarchic gangs and became easy prey for the update centres’ security forces.

Lan was not against update centres in principle, but the update centre conglomerate, led by Julius Harvey, came for him anyway. Lan met his end in a last stand against Julius, buying time for Caules to upload himself and achieve immortality.

DapperAndDandy Character Sheet

Name: Michael D’Angelo
Nationality: Italian
Element: Wind
Origin: Justice
Alignment: Lawful Good
Age: Appears to be in his mid 20s.


“St. Michael, protector of the faith, bring back our son to us.”

Michael heard his parents pray this over and over again as they waited to hear back from the police. HIs little brother had been missing over three days now, vanishing when they were out in the city.

And then the call came. His parents wept and wept and wept. Michael could hear it even in his room in the night, pillow over his head to block out the sound and the rest of the world.

St. Michael… why didn’t you answer our prayer? Where were you?

The question haunted him long after he became an adult, long after he’d joined the Church as an Executor thanks to his magic circuits. He did his best as an Executor to slay the unholy things that walked the earth - human and otherwise - like the one that took his brother away from him. But the question still lingered, and the anger and longing for more than what he could do as a mere human.

Then, one day, he made a contract with the world itself.

Rumors spread of the appearance of the Archangel Michael himself in cities and on battlefields, saving innocents and slaying the wicked. And as it did, his spirit origin began to change…

Class: Saber
Health: 324
Strength: B(29)
Agility: C(27)
Endurance: C(27)
MP B(29)
Luck B(29)
NP EX(6 Burdens)


Black Keys 3d4+Strength Wind damage. On a success of 7 or greater opponent is knocked back 20 meters. When fighting Spiritual Entities add your MP modifier as well.


5 Gold Keys(Apply Black Key effects to enemies with Divinity, each Gold Key can only be used 5 times.)

Servant Compendium: Roll Luck to see if a given Spirit you encounter is in the compendium. Results of 15 or more will only present a name, description, and Class Skills. Results of 18 or more will also have Personal Skill names and Parameters. Results of 20 or more will also have Noble Phantasm names. Results of 25 or more will have Personal Skill Descriptions. And Nat 20s will also have Noble Phantasm descriptions. You may only Roll on a Spirit once no matter who performs the roll.

1 Mana Crystal(Variabe uses)


Innocent Monster(Angelic): In areas where his Noble Phantasm boosts his parameters, he receives additional changes to his physical form, such as a powerful radiance and even wings.

Numeral of the Saint A: As the legendary angel of the sun, when receiving a boost from his Noble Phantasm, Michael receives an additional boost when fighting in daylight. Once per day, he can augment rolls for one stat by +5 for one fight.

Revelation A: A skill to "hear the voice of heavens " and take optimum action; a Skill equivalent to Instinct. However, “Revelation” accommodates all matters related to the achievement of a goal (for instance, choosing the most suitable path while traveling). This allows him to gain advantage on non-combat Luck checks, as well as once per day, gain advantage on a single attack to add +4 to the roll.

Bravery A: The ability to resist mental interference such as pressure, confusion and fascination, as well as increase melee damage. He gains advantage against all mental effects and add a +4 to all rolls when at or below 25% of your maximum health.

Rapha-El: Hands of Restoration: Once per day, restores a single ally within physical contact to their ideal physical or mental condition. (Requires an Active Action)

Uri-El: My Light Guards the Gate: Any number of times per day stand your ground and allow only those you deem worthy to pass your position. The gate extends to sightline in all directions from directly behind you and faces in the direction you face. This lasts as long as you remain conscious and immobile. (Requires an Active Action.)

Mystic Eye of Retrocognition A: Once per day expend 1 Burden to view up to 6 months into the past at a specific location. You may either immediately view a time you know, or search back through time at a realtime scale of 30 to 1.

Helel: The Star That Shines Alone: Replenish Burdens twice per day without Consulting Alaya. Grants immunity to lying and persuasion and advantage against being debuffed when the person in question is qualified as a leader, but also cannot be buffed by allies qualified as leaders.

Noble Phantasm:

Mi-Ka-El: Who is Like God?
His spirit origin has changed as a result of accumulating and synchronizing with myths of the Archangel Michael. When summoned into areas where his legend is strong and people are devout, he receives a +1 to all parameters. However, in areas of agnosticism or indifference, his parameters remain unchanged. In areas where strong myths other than his own exist, he receives a -1 in all parameters.
Neph-il-im: I Carry The Faith
His spirit origin has changed as a result of accumulating and synchronizing with myths of the Archangel discovering who Michael truly is. When summoned into areas where the faith is strong he receives a +1 to all parameters. In areas of agnosticism or indifference his parameters remain unchanged, however he can expend a Burden to become the faith and gain access to his increase Parameters for 1 fight. In areas where strong myths other than his own exist he is himself no stronger, but no weaker; Michael knows the truth and has embraced it, he will no longer let doubt weaken him.

Deus Ex: Felling Blade of Revelation - Anti-Personnel NP
Can only be activated as long as his first Noble Phantasm is provided neutral or boosted parameters. When activated, his Black Key becomes engulfed in light and increases in length to twice his height, which he hurtles like a spear down on the target in a devastating burst of mana. Thanks to the legends of Michael slaying the Dragon in Revelations, the attack deals additional damage against those with the Dragon-trait or Evil-alignment. Michael deals 5d10+MP&Strength to all enemies within 3 meters of his target. Double the damage if the enemy is Draconic or Evil. Quadruple the damage if the enemy is both.
Range: 25 meters.
Cost: 3 Burdens(Cost reduced to 2 if “Mi-Ka-El: Who is Like God?” is active)

Emprisk Character Sheet

Name: Usami Haru
Race: ?
Nationality: Japanese
Element: Wind
Origin: Solving
Age: 17
Alignment: Lawful Weird Good
Specializations: Runes, Working out Mysteries and sewing

Class: Avenger
Health: 300
Strength: E(23)
Dexterity: C(27)
Endurance: D(25)
MP: A-(31)
Luck: D(25)
NP: B(4 Burdens)


Avenger(Schemer) B-: Reduce NP Cost by 1 when in combat with your grudge. Additionally gain +4 to hit your grudge, but on a miss of 4 or less deal damage to the nearest ally in range instead.

Inherent Insight A: Gain advantage when trying to discern the truth. Assign a +4 to this roll once per day.
Introspective Insight A: Gain advantage when trying to discern the truth. Assign a +4 to this roll once per day. Additionally five times per day, for one roll, you may raise Agility, Strength, or Luck to A rank.

Territory Creation A+: Designate a 50 meter area as territory. When inside your own territory add 1 to all your rolls.

Noble Phantasms:

Party of the Hero!: Gives allies advantage versus those Usami considers enemies for three rounds as well as a +2 on all rolls.
Range: All allies in sight
Cost: 1 Burden
Rank: B “In the name of the Hero… Destroy evil!”

I will surpass your expectations!: Any attack or effect that would normally force Usami to commit self-harm has no effect and instead rebounds back onto the caster.
Range: Self
Duration: Always active
Cost: None
`Rank: B
[REDACTED] hurt her one last time for her own good, but [REDACTED} gave her the strength to carry on.

Hidden Noble Phantasm - Zabaniya: Sixth Path
{Details Unknown}


Insane or scarily competent? Can’t it be both? Much like the girl herself, she has very odd ways of doing things. From drinking beverages like a bird to making her own costumes. But underneath it all is a girl who values two things above all else: her vengeance, and the only person who bothered to try and make friends with her as children. It’s not always clear which she values more but she doesn’t sweat the small stuff.

If you manage to tolerate her eccentrics and get through her metaphorical mask, there is not a more loyal and loving young woman in the world.

Alternate Class
HP: 276
Strength: E(23)
Agility: C(27)
Endurance: E(23)
MP: A+(31)
Luck: D(25)
NP: A(5 Burdens)


Mercury’s Gloves(Allows the instant formation of a 3 effect Bounded Field and advantage on MP checks to instantly apply additional effects.)

1 Mana Crystal(Variable uses).


Alchemic Elemental Reinforcement C: Generate an alchemic flask every day. When used this flask will coat your body in your element allowing you to deal 3d6+MP elemental damage on hit. Additionally any time you are hit in melee the enemy must roll Luck(DC13) to avoid being inflict with a status ailment and all physical checks are performed using MP while active. This effect lasts 1 minute. Flasks may be stored if not used that day up to a maximum of 10. Limit 3 uses per day.

Inherent Insight A: Gain advantage when trying to discern the truth. Assign a +4 to this roll once per day.
Introspective Insight A: Gain advantage when trying to discern the truth. Assign a +4 to this roll once per day. Additionally five times per day, for one roll, you may raise Agility, Strength, or Luck to A rank.

Territory Creation A+: Designate a 50 meter area as territory. When inside your own territory add 1 to all your rolls.

Noble Phantasms:

Party of the Hero!: Gives allies advantage versus those Usami considers enemies for three rounds as well as a +2 on all rolls.
Range: All allies in sight
Cost: 1 Burden
Rank: B “In the name of the Hero… Destroy evil!”

I will surpass your expectations!: Any attack or effect that would normally force Usami to commit self-harm has no effect and instead rebounds back onto the caster.
Range: Self
Duration: Always active
Cost: None
Rank: B [REDACTED] hurt her one last time for her own good, but [REDACTED} gave her the strength to carry on.

Mysty Character Sheet

Name: Seraphina
Race: Israelite
Nationality: Levite
Origin: Vigilance
Element: Fire
Age: 18
Alignment: Chaotic Good
Specialization: Sniper

Health: 324
Strength: B(29)
Agility: A(31)
Endurance: C(27)
MP: B(29)
Luck: D(25)
NP: C(3 Burdens)


Bow of the Fiery Serpent(2d6+Agility fire damage)
-Deals 2d6 fire and 1d6 poison damage at baseline and has the chance to poison an enemy.
-Poison will deal 1d4 poison per round for 10 rounds if you succeed on a hit by 10 or more.
-At the beginning of each encounter roll MP on a total of 15 or less you will receive just the above two measures. On a total of 16-24 you will add half you MP modifier(rounded down) to each shot you take. On a total of 25 or more you will add your full MP modifier to each shot you take.


30 Golden Arrows(Deal double damage against Divine enemies.)

35 Unstable Arrows(When placed into contact with another mana source deal 1d6+6+mana source’s MP modifier damage in a 3 meter area.)


Independent Action D: Replenish Burdens twice per day without Consulting Alaya.

Presence Concealment B: Automatically enter Stealth during combat 4 times per day. When attacking from Stealth gain advantage.

Seraph C: When any new enemy is set alight add +1d6 on all damage rolls, or upon request double movement speed instead and once per day add +3 to any roll.

Humanity’s Seraph C: When any new enemy is set alight add +1d6 on all damage rolls, or upon request double movement speed instead and once per day add +3 to any roll. Additionally you may forgo your Movement Action to gain advantage on an Active Action once per turn.

Holy Fire EX: Reduce threshold to Burn an enemy by 6.

Passover: Deduct 2 from damage rolls against all allies in sight 3 times. If Seraphina is in Seraph mode this upgrade to complete damage negation 3 times. Must be activated.

Devoción Flameante A: Alters melee strikes to deal 2d8+MP fire damage.

Clairvoyance C: You can read surface level thoughts. Ranged and melee attacks have disadvantage against you for the first 3 strikes of each fight.

Noble Phantasms

Purified Eye - You possess both normal and Infrared Vision
Range: Sight
Duration: Always active
Cost: None

Ebenezer - Determine the exact species and parameter or any creatures in range.
Range: 50 meters
Duration: 10 minutes
Cost: 1 Burden

Wrath of Elohim - Deal 8d6+Agility fire damage to a single target and Burn them. Double the damage if undetected.
Range: 50 meters
Duration: 1 Attack
Cost: 2 Burdens(Can be used so long as any Burdens remain.)

Historical setting:

While Israel reclaimed the land of Abraham’s inheritance, the tabernacle with the Arc was located at Shiloh. During the time of the young Prophet Samuel and the head priest Eli, there was a battle with the Philistines a day’s journey away ar Ebenezer (stone of help/divine aid). Isreal was fairing poorly so brought out the Arc for aid like in the battle of Jericho. Israel lost badly and the Philistines captured the Arc and kept it for 7 months before getting tired of the constant plagues that occurred in each city they tried to store it and returned it to Israel.


Born Sarah of the tribe of Levi, she spent her time caring for her siblings while father officiated in the tabernacle, and sneaking out to practice archery with her secret boyfriend from the tribe of Zebulon.
Then the Philistines attacked, and were winning. Father was detailed to be a bearer bringing the holy Arc of the Covenant into battle, and her boyfriend was called up from reserve to join the honor guard. News came back of defeat and death. Didn’t want to believe it and snuck out to search for father and boyfriend herself. She found crows with a scrap of Levitical robes and tracked down the source. Cried out when she found bloody crow pecked bodies still clutching the broken pole of the Arc and a familiar bow. Her grief gave her away to philistinian scavengers nearby.
Outnumbered and without arrows, she called up to heaven for aid, and a Seraphim decended from heaven on fiery wings directly onto Sarah. In sudden fear she lashed out and fire engulfed her. When her vision cleared, the men were burnt to a crisp, as was the remains of the Israelite dead around her. then she realized she and the bow were on fire, but not getting burned.

She couldn’t return home and risk burning everyone, so fled to the wilderness with the bow. After a long time of practice, and burned out campsites, she began to control the power of the burning one. She no longer visibly burned, except for her right eye, which she kept covered. But she remained sensitive to heat and was able to sense when other sources of heat were near. With her right eye uncovered, she could determine who deserved the wrath of heaven. And with her new bow she could imbue it with her Heavenly fire and strike down her targets.
Reborn in fire, she changed her name to Seraphina, and took to stalking the Philistines who invaded her home and secretly struck down their commanders from the shadows and delighted when they screamed about how it was fire from Elohim himself.
Then counterforce recruited.


@castelleus @DapperAndDandy @Emprisk @Mysty So you can find it.


Wait, Lan is taking everyone? She pursed her lips. That left no one to keep watch over Michael while he dreamed with his father… or their bodies for that matter. No one but atalante was neat, and she was still busy with those trees she hauled off. Seraphina resolved to exit as quickly as possible to get back to Michael before anything had a chance to change outside before taking Lan’s hand in the circle to make the familiar journey to his dream world.

Seraphina barely had time to adjust to the dream world when a small naked woman lunged for Lan and a large dark skinned man, equally bare, took a protective stance before Samantha. Hardly think, Seraphina moved to stop the attack against Lan, catching the woman with fiery hair from behind as Quetzalcoatl had shown her, but carefully. She was only human after all.

“Okay, I was wrong, there’s enough of them left to separate here. Hope you know what to do now,” Seraphina said to Lan.


“Thanks, Sera. Let’s release her for now.” Lan gestured to the attacking figure, indicating that it was okay to let her go.

In truth, Lan was quite disturbed by the looks in their eyes. They resembled attack programs, and one did not have to guess too hard about who programmed them. Even though Lan maintained his calm, questions flooded his mind. How was this composite entity created? What were they programmed to do? Was ‘Samantha’ a personality that was loaded into the others?

“What’s your name?” Lan spoke to the attacking figure. He didn’t know if she’d keep swiping at him, but he had to try to make contact somehow. He was fully aware that she wasn’t likely to respond, but he had to try.

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She doesn’t respond, but instead limps out of Sera’s grip and collapses.

{Make a Luck Roll with advantage.}


@discobot roll 2d20

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:game_die: 14, 11

She’s faking the injury, trying to lure you into letting your guard down… and she’s doing a poor job of it too. Like a toddler who’s been told how to act but doesn’t understand the logic of it and just does it because they’ve been told to act this way.


Seeing the pre-programmed nature of this automata, Lan frowned and wondered silently for a few seconds about what to do.

Spontaneously, he fashioned a hut identical to Prelati’s hut, and included a wax doll of Prelati inside the hut making an insane grin.

Stepping back, he watched how the automata reacted.


{hut it was a hut. Real walls and a door that could be locked}


She looks at Prelati for a few seconds, waiting, then returns to her acting when it doesn’t respond.

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“Oh my, such an obedient thing!” Lan controls the wax figure from afar without moving a muscle on his face. Abusing the reality marble as far as he could, he controls the doll to clap with a believable clapping sound.

“Tell us your name, won’t you?” The wax figure said with a giggle.

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“Sub-brain 2,” the woman responds, suddenly stopping the act.

“Sub-brain 1,” the African man responds.

“C-conductor,” Samantha stammers out calling attention back to herself. Her face is frozen in a look of fear, pain, and anguish, but her eyes are wide as if taped open and her body is standing rigidly straight despite the trembling in her limbs.


Lan asked her to release the woman, though the request was hardly necessary as the woman went limp. Hardly convincing, Seraphina had been careful in how she caught the woman to not actually hurt her.

Seraphina stepped back to let Lan work, but ready to move in should the attack resume. And then grit her teeth as Lan made a copy of that monster and tormentor appear. It got responses out of the other people from Samantha’s mind for the first time, but at the trembling response from Samantha to the fake monster, she didn’t know it wasn’t really here she realized.

Circling around the back to not distract the naked pair, Seraphina laid a hand on Samantha’s shoulder and whispered, “He isn’t really there. This is a world of dreams and Lan is master. He wouldn’t let a monster like that in here.”


The African man lunges at you the moment you move to touch Samantha, though like the Irish woman he too is still human and thus easily avoided or blocked. However your words don’t seem to reach Samantha in her current state, her eyes remain frozen on Prelati and her trebling continues.


Let them be, Sera. Lan warns Sera in thought-speak. I fear a greater conspiracy may be afoot, and things may not be as they seem.

“And all the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players!”

The wax figure does a little waltz and laughs, almost uncontrollably. Toy spiders with scalpels for legs emerge spontaneously from under the bed in the hut, creeping in circles haphazardly while playing random musical notes from a jukebox built into their abdomen. A giant fly appears out of nowhere, purring like a kitten under Prelati’s feet. As the false Prelati strokes the fly, all of its compound eyes turn into disco balls for an instant, radiating red and green strobe lights in a grotesquely comical fashion. The wax Prelati appeared to be enjoying himself and was in no hurry to give further orders. The false figure appeared content to let his thralls stand idle and waste their time, and is wholly self-absorbed.

Suddenly, without warning, “Prelati” turns to his naked servants with a theatrical earnestness.

“Alas, I had forgotten my plans, my lines! Oh, my good servants, do jot my memory for a jelly bean, won’t you? What have I commanded each of you to do?”


“Combat all attempts to modify mental behavior patterns,” the Irish woman speaks, “induce fight-or-flight with specified trigger memories for maximum combat readiness when engaging, m-main-maintain o-ordered level of t-trauma for system integrity.”

“Combat all designated targets,” the African man says while swinging at Sera, “protect core physical functions, maintain combat readiness at all costs.”

“T-target acquisition and management,” Samantha stutters. “Separation of senses from c-core unit to prevent involuntary movements.”


“Amazing!” The wax figure proclaims theatrically. “Ingenious, if I say so myself!”

The puppet struts for a few steps before continuing. His mechanical fly hovers into the air, shining its strobe lights down at the servants like limelights on a stage.

“And how are your functions holding up now?” The puppet asked with the same air of dramatic earnestness. “What are you currently setting out to do?”


“Combating attempt to modify mental behavior,” the Irish woman says.

“Protecting core physical functions,” the African man says.

“Atta-atta-at-at-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-” Samantha appears to get stuck in a loop and her eyes begin to roll back in her head.


Seraphina nimbly dodged out of the way of the dark man moving to protect Samantha, who was too frightened of this fake prelati to hear her words anyway. Lan used his mind to ask her to not interfere while he moved his puppet further, warning of conspiracy. But was this really necessary? Samantha was already traumatized, dancing her tormentor before her like this looked to just make things worse. Lan hadn’t even seemed certain he could remove those memories from the trembling woman.

Leaping away from Samantha and another swing from the man, she withdrew back to Hadriel’s side. She kept her eyes firmly on the trio, jaw set. “Please tell me you have an especially large fire technique we can launch against the real thing for making this necessary,” Seraphina said in a low growl.