Journal of Miyara Kyosuke (65)
The five statues move towards me, readying their
stone battleaxes. Hosei begins chanting. Several of the
rest step forward, preparing for battle, but I do not have time to see
what everyone else is doing.
I step back off the dias, bowing respectfully, but they attack
before I have a chance to do so. I dodge their blows, but not
easily. Two of them have fallen behind a little, making their way
past the three sto ne thrones.
They strike again, and again I dodge. The
others seem to be engaging around me, but the majority are attacking
me. I think it is Miyara and Ash who have attracted the attention
of the other two statues, although they are not fighting alone.
I start Clown Fighting, but it clearly does not
work. Nevertheless, I dodge their blows. Almost
immediately, an Air Elemental moves past me and picks up one of my
Suddenly a lot of stones fly away from Goru in all
directions. The shrapnel flies into statues and people
alike. Some slams into me. I keep fighting. I hit
very hard, but clearly do no damage whatsover. I also realize
that these are hard enough that every time I hit, I will hurt
myself. This is not going to be an easy fight -- the best I can
do is keep some of them occupied while others might be able to damage
Pireseri is using his Judo techniques and throwing
the statues into each other. They both take some damage.
One of the two remaining statues hits me heavily,
but I dodge the second. One of the fallen statues stands up,
while the air elemental slams a statue into the back wall.
Further air elementals join the fight, but it's hard to see what
Suddenly the whole floor is slippery.
Nevertheless I dodge the two blows aimed at me. I keep
I am hit very hard again, but dodge the other
blow. This is not going well. I am starting to lose track
of the rest of the fight.
The statues attacking me turn and start fighting air
elementals. They engage each other in combat, ignoring all others
for the time. I take the chance to look after my wounds quickly.
While I am doing so, three massive fireballs fly out
from Ash and slam into the statues. Clearly he is using the sogin
Goru's eyes have become completely black.
Rabena's eyes have become completely white. Ash's eyes glow red.
I rush up onto the dias and pick up the scroll
case. More fireballs fly around the room, hitting all five
statues. One of the statues goes up in a cloud of smoke and
molten stone. A further one falls.
(Goru finds that the flashing visions are seeing the
battle from the statues' eyes. He can now separate them, and
feels like he can control them. He can.)
I rush to the rear and hand Hosei the scroll case
for safe keeping. I pause to catch my breath and assess the
It seems that statues and elementals are fighting
between themselves without involving us. With no-one under
threat, I rest with the wounded, who have gathered in a corner.
If they are attacked, I will interpose, otherwise I will simply wait.
(Under Goru's direction) The statues start attacking
each other. There are only three left now. The air
elementals attack them too. (As the statues attack each other,
Goru feels the blows and takes damage. He does not, however, feel
the air elemental damage.) Two of the statues fall, leaving just
the one. More fireballs fly in, melting the remaining one.
Rabena falls unconscious before she can dismiss the
air elementals... but Goru continues to play with his sogin roku.