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Aug 11, 2020 3:14 PM
Link and Naruto in a battle world
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Nereus has been fighting his way through this particular dungeon until his arms feel fit to fall off, until he's shaking. He got lucky with this pocket dimension, and no one else seems to know about it yet.

But dungeons are usually handled by teams, if not armies, and Nereus is one person - even if his most powerful artifact sometimes puts a lie to that.

He spins in his clones, healing himself, then starts cutting his way more narrowly through the mob of crystalline plant monsters, trying to get to a ledge he can rest on for a time.

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A new voice splits the air. "Aaah! Wha- Yaaa!"

With a whoosh of air, a cloth glider turns her free-fall into a slow descent. "Aaah! Fucking snake-thing!" 

The woman in winter-themed fur armor looks around as she glides.

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Weird forest with large, well-spaced trees made out of assorted colored crystals, a guy in orange armor throwing apparently infinite exploding knives from... Somewhere... At crystal monsters as he bounces between large branches, a distant ceiling dotted with glowing crystals providing light...

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Several levels of 'what????' go through her mind. But she's never been one to freeze up. She glides towards the guy.

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He gets to a ledge where the crystal monsters can't reach him easily, and that's wide enough for her to land, and pushes himself back against the tree, panting and clearly injured. "Hey!" he calls as she gets close. "You here for the artifact or just sight-seeing?"

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"What I am is pretty confused! I was fighting a - thing - and suddenly I was falling and now I'm here - don't recognize those monsters. I'm... Confused. By like eight different things."

She's panting, and puts her hands on her knees to catch her breath.

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"Uh, I can handle these while you recover? And wow, monsters with teleports, hadn't heard of that - and yeah this's a new pocket that just opened up."

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"Looks like they can't get up here?"

She pulls an artifact off her belt and pokes at it. It shows a screen full of blue-tinged static. "...Uh. I'm not any less confused. You don't even look Hylian?"

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"I don't think they can easily, but some of them can climb a bit. And I haven't heard of that - faction? Country? Ethnic group?"

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"Sssspecies? ...This should probably wait until we're not surrounded by monsters. You seem pretty good at killing monsters compared to most adventurers. Uh, hmm."

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"Well, I'm going to keep going for the artifact at the center, but the dungeon should calm down when I get that, you know. Still, I can meet you outside?"

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"I don't know. Man I don't know what's going on here but splitting up near a lot of monsters is usually kind of a bad idea and my slate isn't working or I'd just leave, but it's not working, so I'm kind of worried actually."

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"Uh, I dunno what part you're lost at? You've got artifacts, so you're not, like, new-new?"

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...She closes her eyes and clasps her hands in front of her.

"Oh Goddess Hylia, gentle and kind, hear my prayer. I humbly ask for, uh, guidance, because I'm pretty confused right now..."

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He hasn't heard of Hylia but he doesn't know every religion out there, so he won't interrupt.

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"Oh goddess Hylia..."

She pauses, withdraws a small white statuette from inventory with a blue flash, then prays for a minute or two more.

 

 

"...Apparently I'm not in Hyrule anymore but also I should tell you that I'm not dead? Are you dead?"

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"Yeah? Have been for a while. This's one of the afterlives."

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"I always wondered what those were like! Hylia told me nothing would be lost and not to worry about it when there's more important stuff to do. Nice to meet you, I'm Link! ...I think."

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"Nice to meet you too! I haven't met someone new in a while! So you didn't die, you just - got thrown across worlds then or something?"

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"Yeah, seems like that's what happened. Hylia says so and she's usually way less direct. It's pretty weird but hopefully things will be okay."

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"Yeah! You want me to explain everything that's going on here? Might be safer to get the artifact first - that'll calm down the dungeon and stop competing teams coming after it - but I can like try to explain stuff."

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"You're the local expert here. Anything I should make extra sure to kill or avoid killing? Any, like, etiquette I am horribly messing up?"

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"Everyone and everything can come back from the dead - perk of being in an afterlife - so pretty much just don't be a dick about killing? Like, sticking around someone's body in case they pop back to it so you can kill them again is rude. I don't think you're messing anything up but the camping bodies thing is something new people sometimes do."

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"Okay. I'm not sure what'll happen to me if I die. Though I did kind of die once already? Do these things have useful drops? How many potions can I afford to use?"

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"We'd probably wanna track down one of the gods for death stuff yeah. They don't drop stuff usually, though the really powerful ones sometimes are carrying artifacts. We don't have potions so I don't know that last one."

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"Monster parts and some wild plants and animals make potions when cooked. Guess I'm not getting new ones any time soon. No enchanted arrows either. Oh well. I feel like maybe we should show off to each other a bit so we know what to expect?"

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