124 69th Floor Raid: Kill the Apes part one

    /Inferno: Nix: From here on out, let's use this channel for raid purposes only.  Junie will be in charge.

    /Inferno: Jun Li: Everyone leave the prep area.  Once you are clear, summon all of your Spirit Companions.

    Nix walked out a few meters and stopped.  There were about 20 meters of clearing before the zone turned into a fairly dense jungle.  He quickly summoned Morti, Fey, and Ducky.  Since this zone was water-free, he left Soup in the Sea-World.

    "You should bring your Arch-Winds, they will feel bad if they are left out."  Rhy had walked out with Shae and Fajii.

    "Damn... I keep forgetting." He activated his bracelet and summoned Tor, Cal, and Shadai.

    Cal bowed slightly.  "Special instructions Nix?"

    "This is a tricky raid.  Don't target the bosses at all.  Cal and Tor, I want you to assist the Vila with the lesser spawns.  Be sure not to hit anything that is being controlled.  Shadai, I want you to support Pinkie as a roving healer.  Anyone below half health, feel free to heal them."

    Cal nodded.  "We understand Nix."

    Once all of the Spirit companions were in place, Jun Li gave the signal to start. Shae and Rhy moved to the front of the group and joined hands.

    [Balefire Burst]

    A half dozen balls of white flame burst outward, burning everything along its path.  The dense foliage had been completely removed in a straight line for several hundred meters.  The group moved freely toward the valley, Rhy and Shae would stop every few minutes to repeat their clearing maneuver.  Smoke and fire followed them, but nothing dared attack.

    Without the threat of attack, coupled with the removal of the dense undergrowth, the raid was able to step into the valley thirty minutes after they left the prep area.

    /Inferno: Jun Li: Well done, the bosses are a bit further down the valley.  We'll divide when we get to the middle.

    Nix walked side-by-side with Mina.  Her Vilas had already been summoned and were trailing behind the raid.

    "You are smiling a lot today Nix." Mina watched him from one side, her tone curious.

    "Fighting for an exclusive prize, I'm a bit excited.  Feels like my birthday."

    Mina walked with a hand on his elbow. "You aren't a newborn."

    Nix considered the question.  "In our world, your birthday is celebrated every year."

    She stared at him for a moment, trying to decide if he was teasing her. "Is your world filled with very important people?"

    Nix nodded, "they certainly like to think so."

    Inferno moved to the narrowest part of the valley. It was approximately 200 meters wide, huge white apes could be seen sitting peacefully near the north and south walls.

    /Inferno: Semmi: Fajii, please buff the raid.

    Fajii nodded.

    [Deep-Sea Trident]

    She gripped the weapon in her right hand, swiping it once.

    [Flaming Rock Wall]

    A weightless Rock Wall is now protecting the Raid.

    [Charred Rock Blade]

    The Raid's weapons now Throb with the power of Scorched Earth.

    /Inferno: Jun Li: From here on, we'll divide into North and South bosses.  Sharl, Banz, Tess and Wylie, head North at this time. Morti, you will be on the South boss with Me, Gypsy and Saji.

    /Inferno: Semmi: Pon and Chael with me on the North boss.  Wind, Ronnie, Milat on the South. All CC will stay close to the middle and wait for respawns, you can help with dpsing the bosses down, but pay attention to the percentages.  Shae will keep track of that.

    Fey butted him in the back with her snout.  "What do you want me to do Nix?"

    Nix rubbed the top of her scaled head. "Stay in the middle and help with spawns.  Those will be key to winning this raid. Protect Fajii if she has to move."

    /Inferno: Jun Li: Get in position.  Tanks only for the first minute, give them time to establish aggro.

    Morti moved toward the White Ape on the Southside.  It glanced at him with red eyes but showed no other reaction.  The bear stood on his hind legs looking up.  "That's a big boss.  What is it?"

    Jun Li patted Morti's shoulder.  The bear had grown recently and was nearly 15 feet tall when on his back legs.  The Ape looked to be about two feet taller.  "It's an Ape Morti, kinda like a monkey."

    "Okay... let me know when I should swat the monkey." Morti sat down on his enormous butt and waited patiently.

    /Jun Li: We are ready on the Southside.

    /Inferno: Semmi: North is ready.  Your call Junie.

    /Inferno: Jun Li:  Tanks only.  Go!

    Morti advanced on his back legs, he swatted the Ape across its face, knocking it back into the valley wall with ground shaking power.  "RAAWWRR"

    [Mortimer has taunted Cedric the White]

    Nix smiled when he heard his bear's roar.  It was echoed by Sharl's battle cry on the Northside.  Since Pon was on the North DPS team, Nix decided to help the Southside.  The old fire mages sustained dps was better than one else.

    [Sniper's Nest]

    Chael has setup a kill point.

    [Summons: Rock Golem]

    Chael has summoned a Scorched Earth Defender.

    [Command: Defend Me]

    [Sniper's Nest]

    Ronnie has setup a kill point.

    [Summons: Rock Golem]

    Ronnie has summoned a Scorched Earth Defender.

    Ronnie patted her Golem on its stone arm.  "Make sure to protect me Rocky."

    Nix targeted the Farah the White and waited for the go-ahead.

    Jun Li watched Morti continue to attack the White Ape, the primate's primary weapons were its enormous fists.  Although they did damage to Morti, he didn't seem especially bothered by it.

    /Inferno: Jun Li: Okay, DPS hit them.  Shae start monitoring health.

    Nix started spamming Fire Burst.  It was his best distance spell and he wouldn't have to worry about mana.

    Shae watched the health of both primates.  After two minutes, the North was at 97 percent and the South 98.

    Shae joined hands with Rhy and targeted the South Boss.

    [Balefire Burst]

    Five bursts of white fire slammed into the Ape, bringing his health down a full percent.

    /Inferno: Shae: Both Apes are at 97 percent.

    Saji has been slain.

    /Inferno: Jun Li: Fajii to the Southside!

    Fajii ran toward the south boss.  She targeted the slain healer, her hands glowing.

    [Scorched Earth Mother]

    Saji has been resurrected and returns to battle fully buffed.

    Wylie has been slain!

    /Inferno: Jun Li: Fajii to the Northside!  Healers, what's going on?

    /Inferno: Tess: It has an AE Stun, that's followed by a critical hit.  All healers move to max heal distance.

    Fajii turned and ran toward the North boss.  She spotted Fey overhead, mirroring her movements.  Undoubtedly Nix's idea.  Just as she passed Shae and Rhy, they joined hands to hit the South boss again.

    [Scorched Earth Mother]

    Wylie has been resurrected and returns to battle fully buffed.

    /Inferno: Shae: Both Apes are at 91 percent.

    /Inferno: Jun Li: Prepare to disengage the boss and kill the spawns.  Nix and the hold team prepare to secure the North boss!

    Jun Li watched the health of the South boss carefully.  "Morti!  Push him against the wall and hold it there!"

    Morti responded by planting both enormous paws on the Ape's chest and bullying him back to the wall.  He clamped his teeth on the Ape's shoulder and leaned all his mass against him.

    Nix sprinted toward the North boss trailed closely by a half-dozen Aquarion melee fighters.  Sharl noticed his arrival and responded by slamming her shield into the Ape's chest and then stepping to one side.

    Nix raised a hand and 12 Emerald strands wrapped around the boss's ankles.  It tried to take one step and crashed face forward on the ground. Immediately Sharl and all the Aquarions piled onto it.

    "Keep the tension on it Nix"  Sharl reverted to her schoolyard days when she use to defend her younger sister.  She held the Ape with one hand and punched with the other.

    "Is that a joke?"  Nix held onto all 12 strands, he looked like a kite caught up in a whirlwind.  He was slammed from one side to the other while the giant Ape tried to stand up.

    /Inferno: Jun Li: Respawn in the middle of the valley! Take them down quickly!
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