In a moment, there's a truck - horn blaring, light blinding - pain as it slams into her and her friends, then blissful blank black.
"I don't really know precisely how this all works but I think the very first thing that I need to do is disseminate the virus scan program - if you don't have it already so that we can be prepared. Then..."
She smiles, still a little shaky in her arms.
"There's a lot in my head about how to manipulate energy, and my Heartsong alongside my body, is, under the right conditions, a source of a pretty impressive amount of energy. If I can just... keep recharging my core, there there's probably tons of things that I can do that others just can't, and there's methods in my head for all sorts of enchantments that can help us get more ready. I probably need to train in combat, for practicalities sake, and make some stuff personally due to the core draw requirements and these new instincts. From there... I guess we just see where that goes? I'll try to help with anything that comes up. of course, and there's likely some training I need for things that aren't just dumped into my soul but..."
"One second, satura-anske rel'he'ar rel'he... Fuck, what was your name again?"
"Topaz! I... don't really use a last name, though 'Area' works nicely!"
Kaldea-anske rel'he'ar rel'he Topaz Area, she sings, and her status is clear to Hannah.
USERLEVEL: Local Admin (Energy)
~Anthem of the World Engine~
Administrative Body v10.7.4
CORE DRAW: ◘◘◘◘◘
Heartsong: 『Cherry Gum』
Grants endless endurance as long as excitement / lust continues.
Passion Core: ◘
"Oh, fun. Do that for mine, there's a synergy."
Satura-anske rel'he'ar rel'he... Hannah Ashford.
NAME: Hannah Ashford
USERLEVEL: Local Admin
~Embers Of Light~
CORE DRAW: ••◘◘◘
Heartsong: 『Wild Girl』
When your Passion Core triggers, it triggers the Passion Core of everyone you're touching.
Passion Core: ◘
"...I don't see it? Your ability to trigger other people's Passion Core shouldn't affect my endurance, or really use it? The limiting factor for mine would be the lastingness of the stimulus or my mood, not anything to do with the activating of my own, though it could certainly help with making it faster in some cases."
"If you can keep going indefinitely, and I can propagate the results to other people, we can together clear everyone else in the rel'he'va's Core Draw. Subject only to my stamina, but I have a lot of practice at this."
She tilts her head a little.
"Oh! I suppose that it's a lot easier to get that sort of Passion with masturbating then having someone help you along, so that could be really helpful~"
She pauses for a moment.
"I'm relatively sure that I can help with your endurance, at least eventually? There's a lot of complicated parts of the body that are difficult to fuel nicely on a purely abstract level, but that's not a total wall, at least for me, as best I can tell, and with all that..."
She lets out a small excited laugh.
"Mmmhm. Let's not put the cart before the horse, but yes."
Her voice is a touch strained but excited.
Hannah laughs. "You don't have to force yourself. That seems a bit much to leap into all at once. Even for someone with your kind of Heartsong."
She laughs a little.
"I'm just not super used to... finding a middle ground, you know? And honestly that was just a start for the sort of thing that could plausibly be really really important but well..."
She tilts her head to nuzzle in closer.
"I don't think that persay the details of my heartsong was the sort of thing that was micro-targetted to be nesscary for this, or anything like that? The summon message made it sound more like it was mostly focusing on having someone who would be compatible with administration and do the job rather then being something that needs that so..."
She blushes softly.
"Honestly, at the very least I should get some non-illusory clothes first."
She laughs at herself a little.
"I think Clematis will be on that one already, having noticed your state of... semi-dress."
She nods along.
"...I can still barely believe that I could have just... made matter. It's probably a bit ridiculous in terms of core draw but there's a lot that could concievably be useful for. Even if it was limited to just fabrics, I bet the ability to instantly make a hymnic design woven into cloth would be really really useful somewhere."
"You don't need to record much like that, spells are kept server-side for the most part. But I like the idea."
"Yeah - I guess it depends really on the details of that - I'm just not sure what the real... limits on combat effectiveness are, for hymnos users? There's some things in material science from my world that I could try if it's a general fab, and I'm sure there's some things here that are pretty impractical to create but are somewhat better then other options."
"Generally Shaldea go hunting for sport with a pouch full of steel marbles. For real combat they just specify a point inside their target and pour Core Draw into heat. It's not pretty."
"...Gosh. That really does seem like the sort of thing that ought to be too simple to work against people who understand it and develop a countermeasure but... wow. I remember hearing about heat pump systems with 'efficiencies' in the 500% range, but I have no idea how much that would translate to something like this, especially if it's instant, though I suppose monsters wouldn't have that."
"It's hard to deal with being set on fire from inside."
"Yeah... I guess that if you were going to expect that you might be able to set-up something that automatically stilled you or dodged it or messed with the targetting but that seems... difficult. I'm just worried about focusing on things like that because well... I wouldn't expect that the system would summon me to help out with a coming crisis if it was the sort of thing that was properly handleable with something that standard? And there's a lot in my head right now that I think could work on that - there's this ritual that can make a piece of material automatically emit heat that I bet could be at least sorta adapted for thermoregulation, a method for teleporting that might change it, and who knows how much the sort of abstract corruption in the system would be affected by just being heated and/or blown up."
"You really have a million ideas, huh? You just don't slow down. Breathe a bit, hey?"
She sighs and sinks her hed inot her chest.
"...Gosh everything that I want to say or even feel to that is just another idea to write up or talk up or... something."
She takes a deep breath.
"Could you help me?"
She looks up into her eyes questioningly.
"Help you relax? Not really my thing, but I could hand you off to someone..."
"It's not that - it's just..."
She takes her hand.
"You are a local admin, right? I'm not going to pretend that I know in detail what that means, but everything I've ever heard about administrators is that there's always something that can be done to help things be better, that there's more to do, more people to talk to, more things to handle, more projects that you could be doing, and I want to know how you do it or just..."
She trails off and hums.
"Get a chance to focus on something that isn't that. It's okay if it isn't through you of course, though!"
"I enjoy sex, we could have it recreationally for a change."
She laughs shyly, and blushes.
"That's an option! It's just that the way that I know to get past stress blocking out horny is... pretty involved? I don't know if I should list off how I do it but..."
She leans in and kisses her cheek.
"But spending sometime with you close would be quite nice."