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Hubert Oswell ([personal profile] major_megane) wrote in [community profile] soraspace2014-10-15 03:36 pm

Soul Gems and Grief Seeds are involved. Friendship will do nothing.

[Hubert is typically the more level-headed of the two Lhant brothers, but sometimes his own sacrificial streak rivals Asbel's.

Tonight, for instance, he's snuck out alone to deal with the witch that's taken up residence along North Lhant Road, snaring hapless travelers in her labyrinth. Normally he wouldn't take such an action without backup, but the only two viable backups in this case (Asbel and Sophie) are dangerously close to full Soul Gem corruption and the last witch they fought didn't drop any Grief Seeds at all. And the non-magical members of their party would only be liabilities in the end, their attacks doing spotty damage at best to even a mere familiar. No, it's best if Hubert can focus his attention solely on defeating the witch, rather than worrying about someone else on the battlefield with him.

(Having Malik, Richard, Cheria, or Pascal join the magical retinue is out of the question. Not with what they all just found out about those who contracted with Kyubey.)

He's taken some precautions, of course. He left a note at the manor stating that he was out doing reconnaissance north of town. He fully expects Asbel and/or Sophie to come out after him once they find the note, but he's planning on having things mostly under control by then.

Said plans have run into a little bit of a snag.

Saretha is more powerful than he expected, her main form able to attack from multiple directions simultaneously. Fortunately, the magical powers granted to Hubert by Kyubey allow him to create functioning clones of himself to deal with multidirectional assaults as well as the familiars roaming around the labyrinth. Unfortunately, his total attack power is spread across every clone he creates; the more clones there are, the weaker each one is (and his own power declines as well). Hubert only has one other copy of himself assisting him at the moment for this reason -- but he's thinking of recalling the clone to regain his full strength. At the rate things are going, he'll need all the firepower he can get.

For now, however, Hubert and his clone fight their way through killer diamond rings with their trusty (magically-enhanced) dualblades.]

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