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    [Rolling Hills]

    Ah, come on Zabb. That might not be the reason. Maybe Selekhael just didn't want to use her shotgun because it would be ineffective from so far away?

    "aaaaaaAAAHOOF!" THUMP!

    Oh look. Lapis came over to join them. Having just landed near Zabb and Selekhael in a tangle of limbs the little seraph rights herself and decides to start spooling up her CANNON! The weapon begins making an ominous humming noise as she aims her back-mounted turret at the buggane.

    Speaking of the buggane, it just mashed another putti.

    Poor putti. That's a tutorial fail. They'll have to take it over again.

    So!

    Arukhael is sprinting away from the buggane, occasionally taking pot-shots at it with his weapon. Zabb's squiggly beam slams into it, searing its flank. The remaining putti are still firing wildly at the monster. And Selekhael just smashed an entropy wave into it that appears as though it is causing its regenerative abilities to HARM it instead!

    Oooh. Good call there, Selekhael. This is making the damage really stack up now.
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    Rolling Hills

    It was less "I don't need your help" and more "I need my front paws free to use my eldritch power." Speaking of which, Selekhael is glad it's having an effect. She pounces towards the buggane and fires her shotgun. This time she's much closer, and she can catch it in the temporal shredding the weapon emits.
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    Tidepools

    This crab comes in this size because it started off large, and kept growing.

    It doesn't stay moving for long, just enough that June and Snapdragon can really see how huge it is, and then it stops, starting to dig into the seabed, flinging masses of sand, loose rocks and chunks of shipwreck into the air before stopping and settling. The eyes drop back into recesses in the shell, and it stops moving, apparently to stay for a while. Possibly a long while; last time it stayed still in water this shallow, it stayed put for so long someone built a lighthouse on it.
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    [Tidepools]

    Well.

    Not really tidepools anymore.

    The tidal wave caused by the crab simply moving through the water (not to mention burying itself off shore) is enough to absolutely pulverize the beach that Snapdragon was doing her study on.

    Not that she cares.

    Why do they come in that size? Not a crab, but a mountain?

    "Oh my gosh I don't believe I actually got to see it!" Snapdragon dithers, glancing over at Seraphina in giddy delight. "I had heard stores about a giant crab with a light house built on its back but there wasn't any actual documentation! But there it is! It's the size of an island! Oh my gosh this is so COOL! I wonder if there's a way to get out here maybe a boat that could be chartered? There has GOT to be something going on to harden it against the square-cube law, otherwise it would be imploding under its own weight. Maybe I could get a DNA sample from it? Ooooh I can't believe how lucky I am!"

    And then?

    She pulls a digital camera out of her pack and begins taking pictures.

    She HAD been taking pictures of hermit crabs on a little plastic background earlier but this is WAY cooler.
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    [Tidepools]

    The creature is SO LARGE that it's kind-of playing tricks on her mind about the objects flying off of them. Are they small and flying towards them fast? Or are they really large rocks and just far away?

    Just in case, Seraphina raises an arm to protect her head, since there are still mist and pressure waves in the air and even - this may be her imagination - but she thinks she can feel sand blowing into her.
    She watches bits of shipwreck flinging around, too.
    It might be interesting exploring the shipwrecks after everything settles down, since there's probably loads of things that were dragged up to the surface.

    "It's incredibly impressive," she says. "Never seen an animal that big. Maybe you should also get a material sample from its shell? 'cause it's got to be incredibly strong." And "There's got to be a boat around somewhere, unless they all were dashed against rocks from the wave." Which seems incredibly likely. "A makeshift raft shouldn't be too hard to make, with all the shipwreck debris everywhere."

    She then says with an entirely serious tone of voice, "I don't think your mass scale or calipers will be big enough."
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    [Tidepools]

    And then just as quickly the crab is done. Just sort of sitting there, looking like a weird island. Honestly it's impressive that the lighthouse and soil that had built up on the crab is still hanging onto it at all. Snapdragon is considering what part of the crab would be the most viable sample-taking location. Would she need special tools to chip its shell? It couldn't JUST be regular crab chiten, it would collapse under its own weight.

    "Man, now I kind of wish I was as good with magicing up vines and wood and stuff as my sister," Snapdragon says as she gazes out at the absolutely absurdly large crab. "I bet she could make a boat."

    Then she laughs at comment about her equipment.

    "Haha, yeah! No way would my calipers work on HER! I would need surveying equipment to get an accurate measurement," Snapdragon says as she paces atop the bluffs. "Ugh. I might need to pick out a new site for my study, though. This beach probably got messed up pretty bad by those waves. Hermit crabs don't really like deep water or strong currents. I hope there weren't many sucked back out by the backwash..."

    Well...

    They could wait a little while for the water to calm down and head back down the bluff. Check things out? Hmm...

    Oh, wait.

    Snapdragon slaps her forehead.

    "Duh, I can call Lambslaural and see if she can help with boat making."

    And then she doesn't pull out a phone.

    Instead she pulls a white plum blossom off her haunches and begins to magic at it.

    First the petals fall off, drifting gently to the short grass atop the bluff. Then the base of the flower begins rapidly swelling, turning from green to yellow to bright candy red just like the snapdragons in the gaiad's hair. Once she's holding a ripe plum, Snap digs her nails into the top and rips the fruit in half to extract the pit. She holds out the fruit's flesh for Seraphina to take while she shoves the plum pit into the soil and tamps it down with a hoof.
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    [Tidepools]

    Seraphina is secretly pleased that she got Snapdragon to laugh at that.

    "I kind-of wonder what it eats and how often," she says to herself. "It probably hibernates or something, too, otherwise it'd have to just eat constantly."

    She looks down at the washed-up beach, looking for good wood. If they're going to build a boat, then they'll need to find decent things. Oh! Or maybe soda bottles. Those make good boats, too. Soda bottles and reeds. Especially if they don't have magic vines available.

    She watches the plum magic. "I've seen bananas used as phones but I think plums are the wrong shape," she says, trying to guess and figure out what Snapdragon's going to do.

    Seraphina looks at the plum flesh, and grabs it.
    ...
    Even though it technically came off her and is magic, it has to be edible. If it weren't edible, she wouldn't have handed it over.
    She takes a bite out of the fruit, and continues eating it while watching the plum pit spot in anticipation.
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    Now there's lava. That's just great. She's not unused to lava, the Flame Legion seem to find lava everywhere they go, but that doesn't mean she likes it. She dodges and rolls backwards, which carries her further than it should in a flurry of Mist energy. She lands and puts her right hand on the ground, gathering power to summon the spectre of a Charr spellcaster, who begins to bombard the creature with chilling bolts. Hopefully that will slow it down.

    [Journey to the Center of the Elves]

    Ramuq's surface thoughts are loud and clear to Korrina: he's very afraid. He's confronted with his people's deep, primal fear, suddenly brought to him by a trio of strangers. He doesn't know what to do and his thoughts are scrambling for a solution. Zhareen and Eao's questions don't seem to help him much, as he simply does not know much.

    "There are dark fey who yet remember him, or wish they did. Where they dwell, I do not know," he says. "Nor do I know of any magic or weapons that could harm or imprison one of the Gentry." He licks his lips. "I think you need to speak to someone else. I've already said too much and I don't know this story very well. Perhaps... our speaker, who communicates with our patron the most."
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    "That might be wise. We will do everything in our power to help protect your people." Eon tries to be reassuring. He's a wise old man, he can do that right?
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    Hm, Korrina was hoping to get a bit more out of that. No matter, there were others around. Her techniques won't be so necessary if they're going to start being so forthcoming now, however.
    [Walk in the Woods - Thariza]

    The creature doesn't seem to like being bombarded by spells at all. In fact, it seems rather confused by everything Thariza is doing right now. As the apparition appears and starts throwing orbs at it and lava appears from nowhere it seems to think better of it and starts to retreat.
    But as it does starts to move away from Thariza she can see a group of smaller humanoid creatures clad in golden armor coming sprinting out of the mushroom forest.

    They immediately start to attack her attacker but if they're actually on her side is less certain. They came out of nowhere after all and there are quite a number of them.

    "Good work! And now we even got help!" The other Ambrosia exclaims.

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    Zhareen claps her hands. "That sounds promising, thank you!" She turns to Korrina. "You heard that, Korrina? Do you want to talk to their speaker perhaps? Reaching out to communities like Ramuq's is going to be great experience for you. The others will be so jealous." In fact, the reason she had picked Korrina of all people is that her wife had recommended her. So far she hadn't really been as promising as Vax had made her out to be though. More ambition than caution.

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    Not Tidepools

    The crab-island is relatively smooth, save where the lighthouse's foundations were blasted into the shell. Her last resting place was a collection of small, rocky, storm-wracked islets, of which she was the largest, which is why she was the chosen site for the lighthouse. Any soil that developed upon it wouldn't have lasted long, between rain and tide. Here, where the water is calmer, she might develop some soil and plants, though it would take a while. She's not looking very crabby right now; her eyes have been retracted back into the shell, and her legs and claws are buried in the sand and gravel.
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