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    Yeah, but if you... man, we're getting into weird analogy territory, like if you disintegrated Superman's arms he wouldn't be able to go "fool! Little did you know that my arms and I are one and can be remade from me!" and will his arms back into being from pure nothingness. - Pendaran

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    Alright got one ability slot left for Sasheem, so...

    Mystic Materialization: Sasheem can summon a random object that when touched with a magic attack repel that attack back at it's caster or when touched by a magic user, detonate. The objects created can range in size and shape, but they're never too detailed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cthulhu_of_R'lyeh View Post
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    It's a long hallway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sub-Zero MKA View Post
    It's a long hallway.
    Hallway so long, the Doctor will be defeated by the time we get to Marduk.
    Yeah, but if you... man, we're getting into weird analogy territory, like if you disintegrated Superman's arms he wouldn't be able to go "fool! Little did you know that my arms and I are one and can be remade from me!" and will his arms back into being from pure nothingness. - Pendaran

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    Waiting on a response to Dash talking to Hops.
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    Default Zaofan's Techniques and Items Page [Post-Handover]

    Referencing the original Techniques Page for my usage...and so I might edit it.

    Stuff added to the original draft will be written in blue in case we want reversions.

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    First Tier Techniques:
    1) Limited wushu levitation: ability to leap, glide, and "gallop" in the air at the same speed as his running speed, not unlike a faster version of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon travel. He cannot maintain height for very long (so it is not levitation) and it is not true flight. Uses virtually no ki.

    2) Optic Blast: ability to channel ki into a concentrated force of concussive ruby-colored energy through the eyes. His trademark energy attack, the optic blast is more powerful than traditional eye beams of similar powerlevels, being fast and accurate. Its power can be adjusted, from being as strong as a regular punch to as virtually as potent as a Kamehameha or Dodonpa from an opponent of similar powerlevels, to a single blast as strong as a kikoho. The blast can also be adjusted for a wide area of effect (that wider the area, the more diluted the attack), or maxed out for massive but sparingly used offensive power -- both attacks are called the Mega Optic Blast. However, continued or amplified use of the optic blast in general drains stamina and, after a point of exhaustion, can begin to drain life force as well. The Mega Optic Blast is particularly draining, and can knock himself out of the fight from sheer fatigue.

    3) Rakan Geki: A powerful flurry of concentrated hand thrusts, punches, and parries. Weaker than the Hokuto Hyakuretsu Dan.

    4) Hokuto Nijyuretsu Dan: Twenty rapidfire physical attacks, with the final three attacks being particularly devastating while Zaofan is enveloped in a ki aura. Because of the energy required for both speed and maintenance of strength, Zaofan tends to save this as a finishing move.

    5) Rapid Movement/Zanzoken: bursts of high speed that almost looks like teleportation. Can also be used to create an afterimage copy for a couple seconds.

    Second Tier Techniques

    6)Pressure Kicker: Adapted from the Hokuto Shinken style, with the Hichō Kūzan Pa. Using levitation and ki-thrust, a powerful flying kick laced with crimson energy for increased concussive impact. Because Zaofan's interpretation incorporates flight plus the original move, this technique spends some ki. It's good for closing distances for h2h combat while using economical amounts of ki.

    7) Ruby Taiyoken: Modified from the Crane school. Now that Zaofan's used his optic blasts more often, and as a lesson from facing giant Dark Chou in battle, Zaofan has refined his optic blast. Rather than emitting concussive force, he can shine a far brighter but almost completely non-offensive flash of ruby light to blind his foes. Because it is not an attack but merely the light from his optic energy, it expends almost no ki.

    8) Ruby Ricochet: Self-taught. Zaofan's observation skills are slowly starting to incorporate trigonometry to calculate his observation of objects around himself and the angles found between surfaces of these objects. By firing a thinner, less powerful optic blast, Zaofan can ricochet a blast off most surfaces for an accurate bank shot. Useful when it comes to bypassing enemy defenses or to take advantage of the environment.

    9) Scarlet X: by channeling his concussive ki into his katchin bo staff Bojack, Zaofan can launch two dense, red energy blades in the shape of an X. These blades are made of concentrated concussive ki, capable of cutting through a variety of materials and exploding. This move is usually a finisher and is capable of immense direct damage or devastating area explosions. Requires the bo staff to perform this move.

    10) Before Image: A variation on the Turtle School After Image technique, Zaofan can "launch" an image of himself between him and a target. Anticipating that the target would react to the image, leaving themselves open to attack.

    Third Tier Techniques

    11) Crimson Dynamite Attack: Combining his speed and his optic energies, Zaofan will fire an optic blast but then fly into it so that it envelopes his body, riding the beam and turning him into a flying red comet for devastating ramming damage

    12) Crimson Dynamite Comet: A travel power, Zaofan fires a large optic blast but quickly joins it with a great burst of speed. By combining his flying speed with the speed of the the optic blast, he is enveloped by his energy blast and can essentially five times his own flight speed. The range of the technique is determined by the range of the blast; hence, the Comet is not suitable for long-range travel, but rather for relatively short rocket-bursts before he drops back down to his normal travel speeds. He can also maintain an optic blast to keep "surfing" it for further distances until he is out of ki. This move does not grant increased reflex speed.

    13) Cho Gattai Ken: (Great Fusion Fist) By combining the fire of the Dragon's Breath, the Crane School's energy techniques, the collective foundation of the Turtle School, the speed of the Wolf, and the striking power of the Hokuto Shinken, Zaofan has the power to channel heat and concussive optic energy into a single strike, hitting at five times his hitting power and can penetrate most materials. However, due to the fact that this technique uses life-force thanks to the Crane School in addition to juggling the schools, he can only use this technique sparingly, roughly once per battle at this rate. And, obviously, he must be able to strike his target for it to work.
    • Juouken (獣王拳 "Fist of the Altered Beast") With further mastery of the disiplines of Wolf, Dragon, Bear, Tiger, Lion, and Phoenix, Zaofan has augmented his physical capabilities to incredible new heights. The increase of strength and stamina allows him to start a battle at with the ability to strike at 2x his base powerlevel for three action posts (strikes, techs, etc), after which he must build up the ki reserves to channel this state again after a cooldown of 3 posts. In addition to the boost to his default hitting power, his physical attacks pick up an additional piercing property; Zaofan not only strikes a target, but with concentrated effort, the impact also goes through it in a localized shockwave burst through his aura (ie, he can hit his initial target, and also whatever is immediately behind it in a distance of about ten meters)



    14) Scarlet Shield: Using the same type of concussive energy as his optic blasts, Zaofan can coat parts of his body in a forcefield for momentary protection, with the same energy wattage as a standard optic blast. This is useful for delivering blows without shattering his bones or creating a quick defensive field (though it cannot be maintained for more than a few seconds). The shield can be transferred to an ally, but with the same limitations.

    15) Wolf Fang Fist: Merging the teachings of the Hokuto Shinken with the Wolf's Prowl burst of speed, this modified version of the Geki Dan, this technique uses speed and ferocity to deliver 19 rapidfire blows of ki-driven punches, kicks, slashes, and strikes, with the twentieth and final strike consisting of a double-palm strike that hits with devastating impact, enough to knock foes through buildings and mountains, and possibly far out of the battlefield.

    Gifted Techniques:
    Dragonís Breathe: This technique imbues ki and flame together, and is spat from ones hands or mouth. The ki-flame combo is far hotter than a normal fire can be. From Samson Balon.

    Dragonís Endurance: Immunity to flames so the Breathe does not burn them, not any other fire. From Samson Balon.

    Kiss of the Dragon: The finest strike of ki to the back of a humanís neck (at a very specific point) can paralyze a foe for seconds to minutes. In that time they cannot breathe easily and can even die from blood buildup. If human, at least. From Marron Balon.

    Wolf's Prowl: A technique that increases oneís speed by a factor of three for a short time, making one faster and more able to strike those who might be swifter. From Mara.

    Woven Path: A technique that grounds opponents. By feeding ki into the surrounding area, Flight can be negated entirely. The better one is with the technique, the further the field can be projected. From Taoíro.

    Bearís Strength: A technique that draws upon the genius loci of any place (the surrounding energy) to enhance physical strength by 3x (this is the companion piece to the Wolfís Prowl). From Barlon Bedlam.
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    Fourth Tier Techniques

    16) Sheep's Fortitude: Thanks to extensive sessions with Etrina, Zaofan learns to dull his nerve receptors and feel no pain, thereby increasing his durability. The added effect is increased (though not total) protection against paralysis and sensory-dampening methods, as well as greater resistance to certain status effects by burning toxins with ki. The technique lasts for 5 posts, after which Zaofan's body slows down and becomes sluggish as his nerves come back online. Inspired by the Bear's Strength and the Wolf's Prowl.

    17) The Warm Glowing Warming Glow: a lukewarm Optic Blast that transmits recuperative ki energy to assist in mild healing or lending ki to an ally. Its healing properties are not as potent as more dedicated healers but can be good for quick triage. The amount of ki that can be lent is finite depending on Zaofan's own reserves, since it is effectively a drain or transference of his own ki. This technique does not work on purely technological beings, and is less potent on beings more powerful than Zaofan.

    • Ho-ou Sosei (鳳凰蘇生 "Phoenix Resurrection"): The Phoenix Flame can be loaned to another to revive the spirit and mend the body from grievous injury, returning another miraculously to wholeness and life. This technique only works once per engagement, cannot be used by the user onto himself. Zaofan is able to revive 1 target to 50% of power, or multiple targets to a fraction of 50% (ie; 2 targets = 25%, 5 targets 10%, etc)

      Limitations:
      - 1 use per engagement
      - Zaofan, if pressed, can use his Life Energy to use the technique again at great personal risk to himself. This would effectively take him out of the fight, however.


    18)Pot Au Feu "Pot on the Fire" - Combining two of his passions - the culinary craft and the Mistress Etrina - Zaofan has begun to gradually feel out an alchemical skill. After all, what is a kitchen but a laboratory of flavour? An improvisational policy developed in the myriad of kitchens, if Zaofan has 1) an appropriate vessel to feed his ki into, 2) compatible reagents, 3) precisely applied pressure and heat, then 4) with enough will and effort, he can make a combination of disparate elements work in his favour despite what may, on the surface, seem completely implausible.

    Examples:
    If Zaofan has 1) a pot, 2) ingredients, 3) a heat source, then he can 4) create a healing salve or a food that temporarily enhances an ally's stats
    If Zaofan has 1) his hands, 2) a wounded limb and an herbal poultice, 3) the Dragon's Fire, then he can 4) will an injured comrade to heal.
    If Zaofan has 1) A geological depression, 2) filled with rain water and salt, and 3) moves the air around it with sufficient force, then he can 4) freeze the circumference of a lakebed

    19) Shiatsu Seiten (指圧星点 "Finger Pressure Star Points") Supplementing his half-baked learning of Ryu Shingen's Hokuto Shinken with the vital point system learned from Samson and Marron Balon, Zaofan's expertise in cuts and carves allows him to physically knead and redirect the energies residing in structures, specifically organic tissue. It is not a skill that is a precise as Chuan's Heterodoxy, but when applied can be used as a hands-on healing technique or a reworking of the integrity of a material. However, he must first establish physical contact in order to gauge the workability of the surface.

    20) Valiantium Staff While Zaofan's sordid history of attempting to bridge his knowledge gaps with shortcuts left him unable to project energy through his hands, he has gradually recovered his ability to imbue ki into objects through physical contact. By applying ki to the Bojack staff, he can increase the range and power he can muster behind it to augment his strikes. Because it is in effect an energy weapon, it also has metaphysical properties, allowing him to strike directly at energy compositions and auras and potentially hit them back at their user.

    21) Kaiten (回転 "Spin") From diligent study of the ten schools, Zaofan has mastered his kinesiology to a point of ridiculous efficiency. Turning his ki inward with thousands of oscillating vibrations a second, he redoubles the effort within himself, and by bringing this gathered power to a focal point, from his aura Zaofan creates a veil of kinetic energy that magnifies the outward effects of his physical actions through oscillating high-frequency energy transfer.

    As a result, emission of Kaiten is like loosing a shockwave of stored power; released in bursts emissions, it greatly enhances his speed and striking power by multiplying the kinetic energy within his person.

    However, much stranger effects come when the transfer of energy is applied directly to an object. through ki effectively transferring the quality of 'spinning' into his target. Zaofan can apply Kaiten to super-charge the momentum by fine targeting this 'spin-force' to enhance the reflexive potential of what he is striking. It is similar to muscular electrolysis, or testing the patella's reflexes...or putting a soda can in a paint-shaker.
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    Items:
    • Bojack staff - a nearly indestructible bo staff made of katchin that he stole as a young thief. Typically used when traveling.
    • Thin but well-armored yellow bracers that hook over his middle finger.
    • three capsules: one for food, one for personal items like clothes and incense, and one to hide Bojack
    • weighted Z-Cape: a gift from Jinzi Pantaloon, this weighted cape is heavy enough for weight training Zaofan, but somehow and impossibly light enough to billow in the wind. The cape is marked with a circled-Z over the front left corner over his chest, and a much larger one in the center of the back. Mr. Pantaloon meant for the Z to stand for Zaofan, but he has playfully considered it to stand for "Zaofan School," or the "Z-School," since he never had one true school to study with but rather is a unique hodgepodge of disciplines.
    • Kami's Set of Kitchen Knives -- wrapped in an old leather case, Zaofan found a set of culinary knives of different sizes and functions in the Lookout's kitchen. Kami, not being much for food and not knowing where they originally came from, allowed Zaofan to keep the set. The composition of the knives are unknown, though Zaofan suspects the blades might be made of the same metal as his bo staff.
    • Alien book; unread and recently translated. From the slavers' asteroid.

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    Naturally, if Cyke ever wishes to return to the game, I give him absolute veto power. After all, this is his character
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    Why is Althena healing a guy that said he didn't need it ?
    Yeah, but if you... man, we're getting into weird analogy territory, like if you disintegrated Superman's arms he wouldn't be able to go "fool! Little did you know that my arms and I are one and can be remade from me!" and will his arms back into being from pure nothingness. - Pendaran

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cthulhu_of_R'lyeh View Post
    Why is Althena healing a guy that said he didn't need it ?
    It doesn't matter all that much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tami View Post
    It doesn't matter all that much.
    I mean it does if she's getting in his way in the middle of a fight.
    Yeah, but if you... man, we're getting into weird analogy territory, like if you disintegrated Superman's arms he wouldn't be able to go "fool! Little did you know that my arms and I are one and can be remade from me!" and will his arms back into being from pure nothingness. - Pendaran

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    It helps if y'all actually read the posts.

    Nobody but Sasheem knows where Baric is at current.
    Yeah, but if you... man, we're getting into weird analogy territory, like if you disintegrated Superman's arms he wouldn't be able to go "fool! Little did you know that my arms and I are one and can be remade from me!" and will his arms back into being from pure nothingness. - Pendaran

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    Bruce, Baric and Sasheem are on a completely different floor than the others as of right now.

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    Sorry, family stuff. Be back on later!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tami View Post
    It doesn't matter all that much.

    From my understanding Hops said he just didn't need to cure of toxins. I treat Althena's ability to heal and her ability to cure toxins as two separate abilities. In fact they are two separate abilities. In other words I treat healing and curing as two separate things.
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    When I think of Dash's Storm Shield, I am partly inspired by Halo's shield from the Grrl Power webcomic. Dash's shield is a little more malleable, but not quite as powerful.
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