PiD: Shadow Manor Search!


Lacrima, Ariel, Miho, Kokoro, Rei and Kazuo and Jiaying all explore the old creepy shadowy manor place that appeared during Lacrima's birthday party in search of answers to; 'Why is Lacrima feeling so weird about it suddenly.'

Date: 2019-02-10
Pose Count: 41
Lacrima 2019-02-10 01:05:31 103424
Lacrima is gently frowning a little as she looks at Jiaying and rubs her face. "Well, it's now or never. It's better to get back to that place as soon as possible. I've been feeling... uneasy and I don't even know why..." she says quietly.

She has the old, old crinkly yet strangely resilent piece of sheet music that was once a home for an awful vampire soul proped up on a music stand near the grand piano in the main vestibule.

Lacrima.... barely knows how to play piano. She's sitting away from the piano though as she skitishy frowns. If Jiaying needed anything specific to keep the door open, she'd do her best to provide it. She'd move furniture around if she had to.

She sighs and sulks a bit as she turns back around to the piano and tries playing the music again. It's a little off key- but the tune would be familiar to those that we're at her Birthday party as the ones the old organ played that was oddly deliviered to her house that specific evening.
Ariel Theodore 2019-02-10 01:10:05 103425
    Ariel is... Already here, and no sooner than Lacrima starts frowning even in the slightest, she has a unicorn fussing and doting over her. Hand clasps hand, fingers lace.
    "It's okay, everything will be fine." She says reassuringly. "We're all here with you, so what's the worst that can happen, right?"
    So that's enough of that, no more sulking, Ariel won't be having that tonight.
Jiaying Maki 2019-02-10 01:11:28 103426
Jiaying Maki has spent the better part of a week sneaking out of her usual hiding place to work on keeping the proverbial door open. This has mostly involved some ink, a lot of spell paper, more ink, a few things she may or may not have purchased from a shifty tanuki and a solid dose of magic built up as she went. She might be going a touch overkill, but hey, why take that risk right? Measure twice, cut once sort of thing.

Right now though, she's munchking on some boiled eggs she's got in a small bowl. Ears twitching to the notes despite her insistence that they stop. "I think we should be fine. I mean to leave. If we're not, we were doo-erh. We'll be fine." Egg disappears into that bottomless pit that is her appetite before she continues. "Are you ready on your side? These aren't the kind of vampires I can throw a handful of rice at and run, which... isn't as funny mostly, but also means I'd have to improvise. And I think I'm bad at that."
Kokoro Akakuma 2019-02-10 01:14:10 103427
    "If you're feeling uneasy, it's probably a good time to go check," Kokoro replies. She's already in full transformation, hammer resting over her shoulder. She doesn't have nearly the magical know-how to make anything other than 'I am vaguely familiar with various comics and cartoons' guesses, but the towering magical girl is at least sure that if something's been getting under Norie's skin, it's better to go see whether there's a connection to all that stuff with Poderoso and his buddies. Better to go check when they didn't need to, than to not check and it turns out they should have, right?
Kazuo Takeba 2019-02-10 01:17:06 103428
Kazuo arrived a little ago, and therefore Kunzite is now standing back and out of the way -- communing arms-folded with the manor's walls the way that regularly prompts Kukai to nickname him. His hair is fractionally less precisely in order than it usually is; a faint trace of static tugs a strand or two out of the blade-straight lines, leaves a thread of silver drifting in the air. "Practice makes perfect," he says to Jiaying.
Miho Kagami 2019-02-10 01:19:53 103429
Lately, Miho has been a bit more cheerful than usual.

Or, well ... it's not as though she's particularly unhappy most of the time. But now she officially has a girlfriend and actually had her first kiss, so she's been living up to her "Joy" title a bit more than usual.

However, after arriving, she sobered up considerably. One of the reasons is remembering the Ryo situation. The other reason ... "I just can't get my mind off the fact that the last time I was in Spooky Dracula Mansion World, I ended up having to blast a vampire just like Norie-chan with my Shining Ray," she says, in her usual somewhat scratchy and kind of androgynous voice. (Though it's still better than it was last year.) She sighs softly. "Honestly, now that I've identified that that's what the problem was, I've been feeling better, but ... yeah."

She pats Lacrima's shoulder, then steps back out into the hallway and claps her hands together. "Life Blessing, Wake Up!" she says. Mint-green and jade-green light erupts from her hands, and then it's Life Witch Joy stepping back into the room. "I'm just focusing on the fact that it's not you," she adds, in her clear-and-bright voice which is exactly the same as it was when she was Life Mahou Joy.
Unmei Tama 2019-02-10 01:20:16 103430
Magical Girl Clotho was waiting on the couch, already henshined. Why? Because there was no telling WHAT would come out of this. For all they knew, nothing. Alternatively, a giant squid with tentacles and made of razors. SHE DIDN'T KNOW! But if it was, she wasn't going to waste time henshioning when she could instead spend said time stabbing it with a spear. Which was why a spear was already made from her magic, resting against the couch to be drawn and used.

"Thee's nothing wrong with being uneasy. Even if you know you have to do something, that doesn't mean it's not scary. But hey, that's why we're all here. And if there's any trouble, well... Then we'll punch it in the face until it stops!"
Rei Hino 2019-02-10 01:22:28 103431
Sailor Mars has been making an effort not to pace anxiously, and as a result just sort of subtly vibrates as she stands by with her arms crossed, sighing softly and shaking her head. She IS the closest thing to an expert in spooky spiritual matters, so she needs to keep her head on straight. Granted, she usually doesn't go looking for these problems in haunted manors. "It'll be fine. Worst case scenario, I've got enough charms to wallpaper hell, so... It'll be fine."
Lacrima 2019-02-10 01:27:58 103432
Lacrima smiles at Ariel. "I'm.. fine." she says, squeezing Ariel's hand... not even in that 'I am a not really fine' way. She doesn't seem 'stable' as it is emotionally. She sighs. "I just feeling... nrg-- scratchy-- I suppose is a good term for it." she says. She looks to Kokoro and nods.

"For the record. I am not expecting to find anyone in that place. There was just that guy. I am looking for-- for---" she shakes her head.

"There we're others. There's supposed to be others and not just that one guy- and if Poderoso could wake them out of a 'deep death sleep' or whatever... I mean if he wakes all these guys spirits it's a problem." she says.

"-and I know Poderoso can move around freely if he wanted he just can't do anything. Heck he had to wait for halloween to... to posesses Ryo that one time." she shrugs helplessly a little.

A pause. "R--right. I'll.. leave-- a primer on.. on the table. About--- this power's past. But.. um.. Cliffs.. notes..."

"Poderoso was the vampire who had this power before I did. Unlike me. He actually wanted it and wasn't a nice person. HE was defeated by 'hunters' who seperated his power into a vessel..." she touches the gem on her necklace. "From his body and mind. The body was... like I am. Dark Energy. So that just... fell apart. His mind is sort of like a weird ghost thing. He has no power so all he can do is--- be floaty." she snorts.

"But he also created many, many servants over the hundreds of years he existed. People like him who wanted power and we're willing to sell their souls for it more or less. That vampire we faced on my birthday was one of his right hand men. If there's things in that place to lead me to more- it should be there." she says.

She turns around and starts playing the tune again. "Jiaying. Open the door." she asks softly. She's finally narrowed in on the notes. When she plays it correctly two times over--- the general area starts feeling uneasy overall. But maybe it's just the haunting melody.
Jiaying Maki 2019-02-10 01:38:46 103433
Jiaying Maki looks at the last sheet of paper at the comment from Norie. She flips it, sets it down in place and stamps her hand down on it, leaving a burnt print that looks more like a fox paw than a hand. There's a faint smell of burnt... something after that trick, but the doorway is now complete and should open without a problem. At least to leave from, that is. The paper then seems disappear, fading away and leaving an eerie grey-green fog behind briefly. The sound of ripping paper follows, then the smell of ozone. There's a look of surprise on Jia's face, mixed with the grin of someone that pulled something off they're sure they probably shouldn't have been able to. With that sound finished.... a simple door appears. The wooden kind. The kind you'd walk through to get into the manor even. Of course, it's suspended in midair, a few millimeters off the ground, it leads to nowhere, but opening it shows a different world. Sort of.

Pointing to it, she says, "Door's open. That's the right smell, right?" the smell of dust... that she can probably smell through the ozone. Good nose and all.

Standing up proper, she brushes herself off and steps towards the door to sneak in first, making sure nothing is broken and also that she can still see the doorway from the other side. "Water's fine, come on in. I think." She cants her head to the side, "listening, then a shrug. "Seems fine at least."
Kokoro Akakuma 2019-02-10 01:44:14 103434
    Kokoro gives Lacroma a faint nod. "'s good. I'd rather have my hammer ready, though, just in case." Meanwhile, there's Sailor Mars, who says something to perk her curiosity. "Charms?" She's not terribly sure how a charm-user would fight, so asking for at least the basic info is probably wise. The others she's more familiar with, so for now, it's just silent looks of acknowledgement all around... and it smells a little like burning. And the door's creator is giving some shaky assurances. "If my top half ends up in a different dimension from my bottom half, I'm gonna haunt you," she declares before stepping through Jia's door.
Rei Hino 2019-02-10 01:46:38 103435
It's never just the haunting melody. Bracing herself, Mars watches with mixed fascination and discomfort as the universe seems to shift to accomidate the presence of this new door, bringing a frown to her face as she lowers her arms. Without looking at Kokoro, she answers, "And fire. Charms and fire." She takes a deep breath and sighs, "Mostly fire." as she steps through the door as well.
Unmei Tama 2019-02-10 01:48:43 103436
Magical Girl Clotho listened and... couldn't.... help feeling more and more terrible for her. This wasn't something anyone deserved. Heck, it wasn't what SHE deserved especially. She had been.... turned into that.

And yet she still managed to be one of the kindest, nicest, most forgiving people Unmei knew, which was saying a lot. She imagined what would have happened to her if she'd had that done to her... Oh. Right. Death and misery, most likely.

She steeled herself and got to her feet, following after the others, readying her spear in case it came to that.
Miho Kagami 2019-02-10 01:49:20 103437
Life Witch Joy shoots Clotho a lopsided grin. "See, that's basically what I'm saying," she says dryly. And then she outright giggles at Sailor Mars's comment about wallpapering hell.

She stands up straighter (as it were) when the door opens up. "Okay," she says, shooting Kokoro and Rei a grin, and steps through. "Been trying to figure out some new attacks, but I don't have anything ready yet, so ... if there is something to fight, it'll just be my usual stuff." She glances at the others; she hasn't actually seen most of them since she changed her henshin. "... except more jade than minty."
Kazuo Takeba 2019-02-10 01:50:52 103438
"She's excellent at exorcisms," Kunzite says to Kokoro, as he moves in at Mars' and Clotho's backs. "So if something dark here proves to be more dangerous than a hint, she may be able to dispel it while still leaving any physical shell intact for examination."
Lacrima 2019-02-10 02:00:07 103439
Lacrima enters the doors with the others. She looks around uneasily then back at the others.

The manor looks... more or less like it did last time the people that we're here then we're. It's bleak, run down, broken furniture... some sort of murkly blackness pushing against the windows. The floor is still broken in places leading down into more black murk.

The damage that existed from the previous fight is still here it seems. Everything is as it was back then.

Only there is no longer an evil crazed musician vampire here and the door is being held open with magic. She nods to Jiaying. "Thank you... Jia-chan." she says softly as she looks around and steps carefully. "The enviromental hazards still exist. Please do not fall into the murk. I don't know where it goes-- if it goes anywhere-- or if I can pull you back up from it. It's toxically dark energy." she says.

"--but.. I'm not sensing anything else awful besides the general enviroment." she says.

Indeed! While the place still doesn't feel safe and plays at 'bad feeling' senses-- there's no longer any awful feeling of opression.

"Right So." she says as she starts walking towards the basement. ".....His room was in the same place I keep mine." she says as she opens the door and starts downwards-- a pause. She looks back. "I figure this is the best place to start. Did you wish to split up?" she asks to the group.
Ariel Theodore 2019-02-10 02:04:23 103440
    "My mom always said 'splitting the party is a bad idea'." Ariel notes as she meanders in behind everyone else, having climbed onto Lucky's back. The giant hound gets a pat as the littlest paladin goes nowhere without her noble canine steed. "But I think there are enough of us here to do that and still have the safety of numbers.
    A light nudge to Lucky's side with her knees and she's already ushering the dog to follow after Lacrima.
Jiaying Maki 2019-02-10 02:05:31 103441
Jiaying Maki looks to Kokoro and says, "You wouldn't be the first ghost lingering around here!" She pauses and adds, "I wouldn't even force you back over to the night harbor!" She pauses again. "You won't get that joke. It was a bad one at that."

"Keep the fire away from the door please." She offers to Mars, not wanting the doorway to burn down. Not even sure if it will burn or not. She's never had the heart to try and light the doors she makes on fire. Especially since they're usually her ride home.

"You'd be surprised how many ghosts you can just ask to leave. Though uh- with shell-y sorts I guess you do have to beat them out of it some times." Under her breath she adds, "I want crab now too, great."

Summoning up her magic, pulling it from the surrounding air, she ignores that it's a darker shade than she'd normally pull from and creates what looks like a shortened version of her usual spear. That she slams into the space between two worlds. Quite literally jamming the door open. One gets the feeling she didn't need to do it so dramatically, but she did just create such a mundane door she feels lit's necessary to show off SOMETHING fancy.

Finger up in the air, "I'm fine with either." moving to join the others proper, her loose clothes, the kung fu hero style clothes quiet in the creepy place. That's about when she turns around, sees the large dog and immediately sprints across the room away from him. She'd be climbing the walls if she could before she catches herself. So much for looking calm and collected.
Kokoro Akakuma 2019-02-10 02:11:14 103442
    "Fire, huh. Interesting." As Dengeki Shoujo says this, there's a little dance of thunder across her hammer. Another direct attacker like her, at least elementally. And capable at exorcism besides - that's a good thing for a place like this. Kokoro nods approvingly to Kunzite, then turns to look at Lacrima, with a little frown. "Yeah, I'm with Ariel. No splitting up. Too many bad horror movies start that way, and if I'm gonna be in a movie, it ain't gonna be a bad one."
Rei Hino 2019-02-10 02:12:33 103443
Sailor Mars eyes the gaps in the floor with thinly masked worry, and nods slowly as Lacrima talks, remarking "Nor me." On the subject of sensing things other than the environment. Though Sailor Mars may be operating on a seperate wavelength from Lacrima.
    She gives Jiaying a bit of a Look at her comment, and crosses her arms. "I don't see myself being able to throw much around anyway inside a place like this." By which she means Mostly Wood, and Probably a Lot of Enclosed Hallways. On the bright side, she can still kick really hard with reasonably pointy heels.
    Mars tilts her head at the suggestion of splitting up and hums softly. "If something DOES attack us, we could get jammed up with this many of us. Still, considering we don't even completely understand the *space* we're in... I don't think it's a good idea to lose track of each other."
Miho Kagami 2019-02-10 02:19:29 103445
Miho rises off the ground. The ability to fly freely is really convenient. For one thing, it makes it way easier to avoid falling into any ambiguously-bottomless pits which are also made of Darkness. "Yeah, Sailor Mars and Ariel-chan are right," she says, rising off the ground. "Without Rashmi-chan or another Device-user here to keep us in contact, splitting up doesn't sound like a good idea --" She blinks, and turns to Lacrima. "Oh wait! What about your Device, Lacchan?"
Kazuo Takeba 2019-02-10 02:24:43 103446
"A better question might be," Kunzite notes, faintly dry, "whether anyone actually wants to be out of Lacrima's immediate vicinity at the moment. Having friends sometimes makes dividing into working groups difficult."
Lacrima 2019-02-10 02:36:57 103447
Lacrima head tilts. "Well... I h-- right! Paige." she says softly. "Could do that if we needed to. But right now let's keep it to one group. If there isn't anything in his 'lair' proper than we need to peek around and I'd rather not spend an entire day here combing over it alone." she says silently.

She looks to Ariel and nods. "Group--- one big one..." she says as she works downstairs to the basement. She sighs a bit. As she gently frowns. "---Erm. Light..." she says as she looks around. There isn't any. But it's not completely pitch down here at least. It looks to have been a wine cellar at one point like the one in the real world. Except all the bottles are long broken and seeped out-- or filed with a murky 'yeechy' liquid that probably isn't drinkable anymore and probably would kill you.

She walks down the small hallway to the room at the further end-- the doors on either side of the small hallway open. The same bad smells seeps from them aswell as broken wooden boxes.

Inside the main lair is the same odd weird wall murals and crappy moldy carpet and the broken coffin from last time.

She walks over to a warddrobe in the far right as she opens it. She gasps!... "These clothes!?-----" she says with a breath--- "---are absoultely hideous." she says as she sighs and starts pulling out old dirty long coats and deterioed fashion from the 1700's.

"If you find anything odd. Let me know. Just... look around..." she says.

Indeed! There's the remains of the smashed coffin. A really old desk. The smaller bad smelling rooms before the main room they're in! So far Lacrima isn't finding anything in the wardrobe it seems!
Kokoro Akakuma 2019-02-10 02:41:17 103448
    Kokoro shrugs faintly in response to Kunzite. "I don't care either way. I can work alone just fine if I gotta. I just think we shouldn't split up yet. Not until we have to." They seem to be sticking together, at least. The tall girl is quite content to head down the stairs, and- wow, it's pretty dark. Not entirely, but enough that it's a hassle.

    With a casual, smooth motion, the redhead unshoulders her hammer, 'drops' it until her grip is just below the head - and then the head begins to crackle softly, a slow and steady charge of electricity leaping and arcing along it. It comes with a constant zapcrackle noise, but it at least puts out a modicum of extra light. If no one else has a better idea, that will do, at least.

    Of course, someone probably has a better idea.

    "I dunno the first thing about fashion," Dengeki adds.
Ariel Theodore 2019-02-10 02:45:12 103449
    Oops there goes Jiaying. A bead of sweat rolls down the side of Ariel's brow, and she offers a bit of an apologetic smile. "Sorry. We know you're not a dog person-- I'll just keep Lucky toward the back."
    Down into the creepy wince cellar though, where it's all dark and stuff. At least for a moment before Ariel scrunches her brow and crosses her eyes up at her horn. It takes her a second of concentration before the nubby little spire of bone flickers to life with a gentle green-tinted light.
    She wrinkles her nose at the ancient garments, but curiously nudges Lucky towards the desk.
Kazuo Takeba 2019-02-10 02:47:30 103450
"Light," Kunzite says, and holds up a cupped hand, fingers slightly spread. January sunlight leaks through them, their shadows keeping it from overwhelming people looking at him, and radiates upward to bounce off the ceiling. It's not a perfect solution by itself; people cast shadows, and those shadows will tend to fall on what they're looking at. But with multiple point sources courtesy Ariel and Kokoro, their respective shadows won't overlap -- there will be at least some light just about everywhere that isn't actively eating it.

He gestures with his other hand, and the dark holes in the floor acquire --

-- okay, they acquire more dark.

But the shields that he places over them, and over the floor near them in case it gives way, are at least set off from the floor a little bit to let people tell that they're there. "I'm warding the damage to the outside where I can. Don't count on it being perfect, but it should reduce the chance of disaster if someone stumbles. Keep alert for the usual hints; inexplicable chill, feeling more unsettled than warranted, anything that makes Sailor Mars frown."
Rei Hino 2019-02-10 02:52:08 103451
Sailor Mars gives Kunzite a crooked look, her mouth a diagonal line that finally gives way to a frown before she waves it off, muttering, "Be careful of any smart-alecks in the room too, you don't wanna trip on their wit."
Miho Kagami 2019-02-10 02:53:19 103452
Miho nods, and starts peering around. "Hmmm ... fashion isn't my thing either, to be honest." She shrugs. "Like, wearing pants and a skirt simultaneously is cool, and very 'me', but other than that I dunno."

She wanders over to the desk, and pokes around at it a bit. The emerald heart-emblems on her gloves start glowing, which provides light directly in front of herself. Jade-green light, to be precise. Oh well, there's other light sources, and beggars can't be choosers ...
Jiaying Maki 2019-02-10 03:09:54 103453
Jiaying Maki finally catches her breath, muttering to herself and trying to compose what little dignity she has left. Once that's accomplished, she starts to fish around herself, trailing her finger along floorboards and walls, leaving a trail of mist trailing along. Stopping shy, she looks back at the others and asks, "Any idea what we should be looking for exactly? I mean, everything here smells kind of funny so it's... not an easy guess."
Lacrima 2019-02-10 03:17:14 103454
Lacrima scoffs. "I don't think he was a man of means, even under Poderoso's thumb. I think he liked living like a bum." she says as she eyes a jacket she's carrying. "Authentic starving artist... even back then."

She's emptied the wardrobe and there's nothing in there save an admittedly surprising lack of moth carcasses. Dark energy probably isn't prone to moth survival anyways. Unless they're big huge poison moths.

She gently moves down to her knees and begins looking through coat and shirt and pants pockets. She actually finds things but nothing perient. A faded stub for a theater performance that happened hundreds of years ago and she can't read the name.

A Spanish Silver 'Real' coin. Literal junk and not looking like what she's seeking.

She does smile. "Thank you for the light. I don't need it but it helps and the others do." she says. She looks to Jiaying.

"That's the thing. I don't know." she says quietly and admitting with a hint of shame.

The main find in the room seems to come from the desk that Lucky and Miho approach. There's a faded folio book there bound in leather- within which sits faded music pages in a similar state like the one Lacrima used to play the piano earlier. Though not terribly out of place--- everything else here isn't very well cared for. But some reason these papers are in a carefully maintained folder like they had some sort of worth.

Lacrima pulls out hundreds year old lint from a pants pocket, makes a face and throws tosses the pants to the side.
Ariel Theodore 2019-02-10 03:30:07 103455
    "I think we found somethiiiiiing." Ariel pipes up.
    Thankfully it is not pants.
    But nay, she motions for the folio after leafing through it. "It's kind of old, but it looks like there was a little more care put into keeping it organized."
Miho Kagami 2019-02-10 03:31:00 103456
Miho narrows her eyes, peering over Ariel's shoulder. "Yeah," she says. "Sort of, like the music sheet you were playing before." She gingerly thumbs through it herself, looking over the sheets. Not that she can actually read or play the music, but just in case she runs into anything particularly interesting that Ariel might have missed.
Kazuo Takeba 2019-02-10 03:37:12 103457
Kunzite glances toward Ariel and Joy -- then back toward, not Lacrima, but Sailor Mars and Jiaying. Mars being the most likely to notice if something comes out of the folio and tries to possess anyone. Jiaying being the most likely to notice if something weirder than he can even think of tries to happen.
Rei Hino 2019-02-10 03:42:04 103458
"Be careful what you touch." Mars says cautiously; well aware that you can only avoid *touching* things so much in this situation; hovering over the pages and eyeing them curiously even as she gives her warning, glancing up at Miho every so often in case her head starts spinning around or something. "I don't sense anything... *actively* malignant, but it's hard to know if this place works by the same rules as our world."
Jiaying Maki 2019-02-10 03:48:40 103459
Jiaying Maki looks back to Norie and says, "The light's amusing though!" She hesitates, adds, "Also I guess if he was Bohemian that would make sense." Gesturing to the wall, "Think it's in his music sheets, or do you think it might be something.. maybe associated with it? A metronome or something?" She punctuates this with her fingers (And tail) ticking back and forth like the titular object. She stops short though, looking to the others before leaning forward. "I could poke it a few times, it wouldn't be the first time something terrible's happened right?" She's joking. Mostly.

"I could go take a look through the rest of the house just in case, I think... I should be able to get out just fine alone." She stops, points and says, "After maybe. Nevermind. I'm the door keeper. Door master? Whatever."
Kokoro Akakuma 2019-02-10 03:51:57 103460
    Enough other people are putting out light that Kokoro feels safe in ceasing the Plasma Globe act. Her hammer is shifted back to her shoulder, and she takes a few steps over to Lucky and Miho as well. "Are these maybe, uh... gateways to other henchmens' lairs or something?"
Lacrima 2019-02-10 04:01:02 103461
The music is titled! But it's in Spanish. Lacrima gets up from the pile of musty clothes and looks at the few things she has interest in. She purses her lips. Nothing comes out of the book! But when the folio is open it reeks of potential energy and dark magic of a dormat variety. Kind of like how the manor felt when Lacrima was playing the music earlier.

Lacrima blinks as she touches the book and then closes her eyes and nods. "Yeah... I think this is it. I feel.... scratchy..." she says. "Like before. Close to that." she says.

She nods to Mars. "Yeah that isn't 'alive' for lack of a better term..." she says as she glances at the papers. "...mpgh... I'm gonna need to look at these deeper when we get them back out. I don't wanna keep this place open permenantly. I don't intend to move into a weird dreamscape of a dead vampire." she snorts.

She nods to the others. "Jiaying... if you feel comfortable exploring this place alone, you're welcome to.. just. Let me know when you do?" she asks. "There's obviously nothing here besides the enviroment being harmful and it isn't even Dusk Zone levels." she says quietly.

She looks to Kokoro and nods. "I think so." she says. "Or rather. Keys? Like musical keys, too. I'm thinking some music vampire jerk thinks he was being clever..." she snorts.

"Anyways. Let's go then." she says. "Mind any broken floor pieces and---"

"Thank you all for coming along..." she mutters. "... When I figure more out about these..." she says softly. "I'll let you all know....promise."

Then she gives a matter of fact NOD.
Miho Kagami 2019-02-10 04:05:03 103462
Miho shrugs, and smiles at Rei. "My powers are made of purification, so I might not be the best person to handle this stuff," she says. "Just the best person to have on hand if things do go south ..."

And Lacrima confirms Kokoro's suspicions. "I guess we have our next step, then!" she says, rising back off the ground. "My gut says that the next one we go into, we'll probably actually meet one of the vampire-jerks. So we should definitely be ready for the worst next time!" She pauses. "Or, like, the approximate-worst. You know what I mean!"
Kazuo Takeba 2019-02-10 04:08:15 103463
Lightning hammer. Purification. Hope. Cleansing fire. Clever tricks. Determination. And, well, him and Lacrima. Ready for the worst? "I think we'll manage that," Kunzite says to Joy.
Rei Hino 2019-02-10 04:11:21 103464
Sailor Mars nods once in agreement. "Definitely." Though, just once, Rei would like to invade another dimension with full assurance that it's full of Reaction Video enthusiasts, and not hostile youma.
Jiaying Maki 2019-02-10 04:22:56 103465
Jiaying Maki looks around again, then shrugs. "It might be worth a once-through just in case, who knows. There might be something interesting, useful or at the very least, worth making sure stays locked up, right?" She stops and points, "I can uh... also just toss a match on our way out."