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Reralae
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Chaos of battle

Since Kithran was looking right at the Kith-doll when it attacked at least once, Kithran definitely sees Morgana's masked sillhouette manifesting as it leapt at her. Since she's using the Kith-doll, the shade that appears is somewhat indistinct in form, but is exactly the same size, proportions, and holds blades that look the same as the real Kithran.

Her lips shift into a frown when she misses Kithran in that second attempted strike before the apparition disappears.



Posted on 2020-01-04 at 20:15:50.
Edited on 2020-01-04 at 20:18:00 by Reralae

breebles
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Thanks for the heads up!

I'll add that to my post.



Posted on 2020-01-04 at 20:22:51.

Reralae
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The Blood-Infused

When Morgana manifests her shade using a blood-infused doll, that shade takes the form of the person whose blood she used. The more blood she has access to, the closer she can mimic the characteristics and abilities of her source. This is why she currently can deal sneak attack damage, since she's manifesting a glamour using Kithran's doll.

This is also why she appeared as a Syl woman when she used Saeriel's doll in communication with Adedre - she was using the exact same shape as Saeriel.

Morgana's white-dress dolls are blood collectors, and as they gather blood their dresses turn from white to red. As you might guess, she can use that blood to further enhance her manifestation, make it more 'solid', and closer in ability to that of the original.

Bears certain similarities to the mirror sprite in the Lost's Journal, doesn't it?



Posted on 2020-01-04 at 20:38:04.

breebles
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Hmmmmm

Now that you mention it, YES IT DOES. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmm.

Also, I'm trying to imagine this: "the shade that appears is somewhat indistinct in form, but is exactly the same size, proportions, and holds blades that look the same as the real Kithran"

The doll leaping at Kith is maybe 8in to a foot (20cm to 30.5cm if you're from a sane country) tall, but when it attacks her Kith sees an indistict form that is her size leaping at her?



Posted on 2020-01-04 at 21:11:38.

Reralae
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Smoke, mirrors, and misdirection

The shade does not follow the same movements as the doll. The doll draws the eyes because it moves wildly and in defiance of what a doll should be able to do; the shade fades in with a dash, striking at an opening she sees, then fades away as if a mirage. Does that help?



Posted on 2020-01-04 at 21:15:47.

breebles
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Yes! Thanks! Way cooler than what I was thinking 



Posted on 2020-01-04 at 21:18:16.
Edited on 2020-01-04 at 21:18:34 by breebles

breebles
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Updates Made

Let me know if I got any part of it wrong:
"The Kithran doll crouched, ready to leap at her again, and as it did, another form manifested just beside it. Indistinct but for a mask, it lunged and struck out at Kith’s gut as the doll struck at her face.Kith surged backward away from both, watching the mask impossibly frown as its strike missed, before fading away once again."

Also, I don't feel like I properly expressed how cool those blood collectors are. The design both aestheically and mechanically is reeeeeeeally awesome! Their dresses change color to reflect the blood they've obtained? The more they collect, the more accurately the dolls reflect the original? Tooooo cool!



Posted on 2020-01-04 at 21:30:27.

Reralae
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Not the dolls

Yes, that works nicely it moves exactly as Kithran would lunge

The dress turns red the more blood they get, as in a visual indicator for Morgana to know she can harvest the blood they collected.

She can infuse the blood into the respective dolls that already have the likeness of Kithran, Ch'dau, Saeriel, and Aranwen.

So... if she gets more of Kithran's blood, for example, she can bring the blood collector to the Kith-doll, the blood will be transferred from the dress to the Kith-doll, and then the manifestation can appear longer, look more solid, hit harder... at the extreme, she could hypothetically take Kithran's full appearance, and be without a mask.



Posted on 2020-01-04 at 21:45:06.
Edited on 2020-01-04 at 21:45:39 by Reralae

breebles
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Whoops

Hoooboy. That is VERY much like those mirror sprites haha



Posted on 2020-01-04 at 21:56:54.

Reralae
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Just imagine...

The kind of trouble Morgana could cause Kithran if she were able to fully mirror Kithran...



Posted on 2020-01-05 at 02:35:06.

breebles
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Oh, but . . .

I'd really rather not  

Haha yeaaaaah, that would suuuuck. It'd suck for any of them, really, considering they're all trying to stay under the radar at this point and having an off-the-leash doppelganger isn't exactly subtle :3



Posted on 2020-01-05 at 03:14:25.

Eol Fefalas
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Nice!

Love the updates... And those dolls creep me out more than the bone-spider!

I'll get a post in the works soon.



Posted on 2020-01-05 at 12:48:18.

Eol Fefalas
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Uh-oh!

Don't do it, Ara! Whatever it is!

Got slightly delayed in my post by a system outage but got that resolved and am back at clacking away at the bone-spider battle. Hope to have it ready soon.



Posted on 2020-01-06 at 11:31:01.

breebles
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*glares at the computer screen*



Posted on 2020-01-06 at 11:47:28.

Eol Fefalas
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Glare no longer, my Little Kitten...

...the post is away!

Got exceedingly lucky with the rolls on that scene. lol

Ol' Fuzz-face took some pretty decent damage but his raging kept him from thinking about it long enough to pulverize that damned spider.

I'll leave it up to others as to what becomes of those puppets.

P.S. Bree- I know you mentioned some other bits regarding Kith's actions following the fight but I imagined, by the end, you might want to include those details in your next post. Couldn't really find a proper transition between where I ended things and that, sooo... TAG!



Posted on 2020-01-06 at 12:50:22.
Edited on 2020-01-06 at 12:52:24 by Eol Fefalas

   


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