Chapter 5 Home is where the Heart is (Ubberific) GMed by ranger

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Sparks flew as the machines fell one by one. Unlike their cousins in the warehouse these ones didn't seem capable of fighting back. Eventually after some hard work Rikke managed to eliminate them, or at least render them inoperable with out some repairs. To keep it quite she had to settle for cutting the soft hoses and such, bending valves and other things that looked fragile. The girls however were another issue none seemed too moved by Rikke's rescue attempts and as she examined one of them. An ominous feeling emanated from the collar so dark magic was at work on it.
 

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'Phew...' Rikke sighed with relief as she'd sheath her blade as all the machines infront of her hardly resembled what they once were! Though even once freed each of the girls seemed to remain utterly mesmerized? While the rogue sort of knew the effects of extensive and intense sensual pleasures... This seemed like something else entirely? Still it shouldn't be anything abit of water wouldn't fix! Rikke would quickly stand look around... she'd need something to snap the girls out, water... water... water... curses! The whole darn place didn't seem to have a wash up place or even something to drink!

...Well nothing to drink besides--- Rikke blushed brightly as her eyes widened lightly realising exactly what she could use to splash on the girls! Only after double checking, would Rikke finally near... one of the very same jugs the girls had filled up! W-well... there was nothing else afterall! She'd pick up one of the canisters packed for packing away and with a bit of effort opened up the so-marked 'Cow milk'! W-what sort of wierd perverts would even buy this?! Rikke wondered as she looked over the pure white milk... her face so red from her embarssment it was almost reflecting off the milks surface!

Still desperate times. Taking the jug of milk near the girls, Rikke would dip her finger and splash some on each one... To no effect? "Psst... hey... Come on... snap out of it!" she'd utter before furrowing her brow and looking to her milk-soaked fingers. Glancing both ways, the girl would make sure noone was looking and actually taste just to know for future reference what the big deal was to run such a horrible slavery empire of sorts!

Whatever her revelation of the taste was, Rikke would shake it off and just as she was about to continue her splashes she'd note... all the girls wore dark collars? Yet they weren't attached to the machine nor fit its style... meaning they were additions ontop of the machines? Rikke would reach out to attempt to remove it, only for a seeming shock to rush through her body spurring her eyes to sharpen as she'd near beauty and cut them off each one of the girls! Even examining the fabric as she'd remove the final one...
 

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Cutting one off didn't seem to do much at first, but as she inspected the strange device the girl suddenly began to panic. Looking about shocked and confused. Rikke probably had mere moments before the woman screamed out.
 

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'C-crap!' if she cried out now, the rescue might be at risk! And forcefully covering the girls mid-panic would hardly help--- Rikkes eyes quickly locked onto her plan as just before the girl managed to cry out, the rogue would pour all the remainder of the milk onto her! Hopefully over-ridding the shock with another, as if turning her back to confusion rather than fear! "Shhh~ Friend! Friend!" the rogue would only then move in to the girl potentially even placing a palm over the panicking girls mouth! Hopefully it would work to calm her down...
 

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It seemed luck was with Rikke for now at least. The shock of the warm liquid splashing her directed a look of anger at Rikke before it turned into a blush as the girls mind began to remember. "B-by the gods! what have they done to me.... its gone... its gone." Reaching down the girl covered her crotch, feeling for something that wasn't there. What did they do to me." Sliding to the ground the girl began to cry softly.
 

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Phew... it worked! Rikke smiled "Shhh I'm here to get you out of here." she'd wink slyly to the girl who appeared to be in absolute shock--- Yet the cause of it, seemed rather... stange? "m? What's the matter? Did they take something from your body?" damn the rogue definedly didn't know where the girls belongings were "I'll get the others, look around maybe they kept it somewhere nearby." it was certainly an odd place to hide something, though Rikke had to focus on freeing the others before aiding the girl in finding whatever precious treasure she lost.
 

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Rikke would run into similar issues with the next girl and the one after that. It seemed that once the collars were off they came back to their senses but panicked. She didn't have time to rescue all of them at this rate, it would simply take to long. She needed a new plan and fast. She had three girls free already though their condition was questionable at best. None of the rest where tied down maybe she could simply walk them out and free them later? After all the one she saw that was collard became very docile afterwards.
 

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Rikke would indeed quickly rush to snap as many girls as she could back to consciousness, adding some of the splashes to wake a few of the others as needed--- Yet "It's gone... W-what did they do... It's gone... It's gone..." the one girl still uttered under her breath seemingly crawled up, this quickly spurring some heartache to Rikke as she'd approach "Hey... It's alright. Its just some treasure, be it gold or jewels just focus on surviving through this alright?" she'd beam the girl smile, albeit her mention of 'jewels' seemingly pierced the girls whole body in absolute pain, as she'd once again grow absolutely agitated in tears?!

Must've been quite the trea---Yet just as the girl covered her face, Rikke would notice it again. The familiar tatoo... a tatoo she saw when the girl was taken away in the warehouse----!!!! A tattooo she saw in the tavern!!! Rikke leaned out as her eyes widened, wait... misssing... down there.... done something. No no no! It couldn't be?! Could it!!! "W-wait... T-the Salty Spitoon... Y-you're not one of the thieves in the warehouse--- a-are you?!" but she... he was a rowdy man!
 

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Threw the sobs the man now woman nodded. "What did they do to me... I can't stop crying." Looking about briefly gave the already perverse sight an outright sense of wrongness. Where all these woman .. once men. Still the noise level had certainly increased. It would only be a matter of time before she had company. All the girls where free their enchanted collars broken. There was no way of sneaking them all out. The street would no doubt be full of people by now. She could of course go full stamped. But where to go. If they just ran they would no doubt fall prey to the various thugs and unsavory types. The girls from the Glory might take them in but they hadn't even settled in yet. Emily could possibly do something but her home was small.
 

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If anyone could aid them - it would be Emily "Shu-shush! Girls---- guys!" Rikke loudly shushed towards them "Unless you want to be stuck like this focus! Follow me, but sneakily!" it was likely already nearing early morning.... though it seemed the rogue would indeed need to lead a literal parade of busty naked girls through the city and up to Emilys place up the mountain "We'll be running. Everyone feel their legs well enough?" hopefully the machinery noises had indeed drowned out the commotion here, yet Rikke wasn't going to bet it would last for long "Follow me and keep up as best as you can! We'll be heading out of town and up a hill. There's someone who might help you there!" ho boy... Emily was sure about to get some truly strange visitors!
 

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Getting them all together was hard and only made worse by one of the handlers from before stepping into the room and seeing them all free. Thats when an ordered escape turned into full on panic as the handler called out to the guards in the nearby building. Soon enough all the girls began to pile out of the building with Rikke leading them on. It was quite the sight seeing about a dozen naked woman running down the street. A few of the more innocent bystanderes averted their gaze while others stared on in disbelief. So far everything was starting out good but she could hear some shouts from behind them as the guards of the building started to chase.
 

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"Go keep going! Out of the town and up that hill!" Rikke would point out to the girls infront, as she'd rush towards the end of her.... most curious parade! Some of the girl---guys! still had numb legs, meaning they might be picked off! The rogue would keep a hand on her blade and made sure the rear was secured, if the bastards did indeed give chase or nab of the girls, Rikke would quickly rush in to push them back or otherwise delay them with a quick sword slash!

She'd not need to win a fight against the pursuers, just keep them delayed and at bay! Hopefully the girls upfront would lead the others in the correct direction!
 

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Hopefully indeed, Rikke made it back to the end of the line where she found the three guards from before nearly closing on a set of lagers. Still not used to how their new bodies moved or the sudden new center of balance. Thankfully she manged to get there before the guards and intercept the faster one, who drew his blade. "Ill keep her busy catch the girls.
 

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Rikke would soon enough close in towards the end "Go! I've got them!" she'd draw her blade and smile cheekily at the guard "Sorry, boys. You'll need to get your daily cup of milk elsewhere." these basatards weren't getting past her! And indeed just as the bastard was keen on duel... The rogue had no such sudden honorful compulsion, as she'd dash to strike or trip any of the guards, that tried to go past her! She'd just need to buy some time... Rikkes heartbeat lightly raced with excitement at the risk, yet this shouldn't be anything she'd not be able to handle!
 

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Initiative
Rikke
Bandits

In an relatively open space Rikke could doge easily and intercept the sod easy enough. After a the first few attempts to get by her they grumbled. "Fine well take her Lord Jericho gonna want to know who messed this up. The three of them circled Rikke their eyes full of dangerous intent.
 

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Well... it was the plan! Yet as the group circled the rogue, the plan certainly didn't ring of being particulary well thought out! Still, she'd just need to purely focus on delaying the bastards! Taking one of these out would only be a bonus "Three on one? Why if I didn't know better, I'd say you boys are scared of me." she'd stick her tongue out cheekily taunting one of the bastards, potentially maybe even into a duel! Though with her tripping and attacking them previously... it was likely the rogue threw any notion of Honor out of the window.

[Rikke uses: Show of Skill. (Show of skill: NULL 1 damage instance, apply stun to attacker. Counts as Parry for Overmaster [deals 6 dmg to attacker])
 

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Initiative
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BS 1-3

Rikke uses show of skill
BS-1 is getting ready for something
BS-2 Swings a mighty blow auto parry no damage and take 4 from over master
BS-3 Swigns a might blow parried Rikke takes 0 damage and deals 4 from over master

Status
Rikke 36/36 vulnerable to BS3
BS1 35
BS2 31/35 stunned
BS3 31-35

The leader seemed to hold back letting his two compatriots attack first. The first came in with a mighty swing that Rikke easily slid under landing a quick strike on the man's over swing. Still his makeshift armor did blunt the blow slightly. The third guard was on her in an instant but thankfully the nimble rogue managed to bring up beauty just in time as the massive blow kicked up dust and all sorts of debris, Nearby by onlookers where knocked off their feet, causing them to run. For a moment Rikke held the blow at bay till the strength of the bandit forced it closer. Sliding away the blade nicked her armor but let her unharmed.
 

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Using her dexterity the rogue absolutely danced between the attackers blow, landing swift albeit weak blows against the armors! Even managing to land a stunning kick on one of the bastards right after delflecting his attack! Her heartbeat racing the girl leaped back, to catch her breath only to hear a resounding "Huuurk!", only for a blow to echoed out all around the impact area a hefty cloud of dust lifting up as if to hide the impacted rogue, only for the cloud to disperse and reveal subtle sparks from the clashed weapons! "K-Kuh..." Rikke kept the blow at bay, yet just by the mans strength and weight alone she'd need to redirect it! Her blade sparking out as the blow landed neabry missing her!

'C-Crap!' the rogues adrenaline would be nothing short of heightened as the trio clearly were no measly random bandits! Infact, the 'bonus' of taking any of them out was quickly replaced with a goal to atleast escape the encoutner after buying enough time! With supreme grace Rikke would jump away from the man and once again take on a parry stance! Potentially just in time noticing the omnious shadowy figure of the leader right behind her!

[Rikke uses Show of skill: NULL 1 damage instance, apply stun to attacker. Counts as Parry for Overmaster [deals 6 dmg to attacker]) again! [doesnt work twice against the same enemy)]
 

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Initiative
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BS 1-3
Rikke uses show of skill again
BS1 overhand strikes no damage
BS2 recovers from stun
BS3 Massive blow cannot be parried.10 damage rikke is knocked prone

Status
Rikke 26/36 knocked down
BS1 31/36
BS2 31/36
BS3 31/36

Indeed the blow came with Rikke twisting away and landing a glancing blow to the man's cheek opening up a think crimson line. Her other attacker final got his wits sorted and looked at her grimly. The third one however grinned as he made full contact with Rikke Sending her spiraling to the dirt. The taste of blood was in her moth and her body hurt something fierce but she seemed intact. Three shadows loomed over her she was in quite the pickle now.
 

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Suddenly an overwhelming dread feeling rushed over the rogue for some reason as she'd straighten out and suddenly hear movement behind her?! With a quick turn the girl looked back and saw an overhead blow with the leaders full weight behind it barrely down towards her?! Rikkes eyes widened as--- *THUUUM* the blow echoed out across the street, only for the smoke to clear only to show the crumbled stone beneath?! Just as the realisation hit a small red line opened up on the mans cheek as a small drop of blood rushed down his cheek?! 'PHeeeew!' Rikke sighed with relief as she turned back from her absolutely timely dodge and counter!

Yep just as the luscious rogue grew a little overconfident even beaming a sly smile at the leader now turning to face her and his ally previously knocked down to stand up at his side, she'd never see the other blow coming! With a powerful slam the heroine would be sent flying across the air and into a hefty tumble along the ground, beauty even flying out to land right next to rogue 'A-tut-tut...' Rikke winced in pain, as indeed her whole body felt that impact so much that just catch a breath was painful, moreso to shake off the dizzyness!

S-Still she was far from out of this, yet.. with each of the trio barely having any real damage, the girl would either have to risk going on the offensive... or run! Perhaps to the trios astonishment, soon enough gorgeous busty girl would shake her head and grip her blade standing up, breathing a bit more raggedly, but seemingly far from out?! As indeed it would take far more than this to take her out... albeit after dancing with such absurd danger, Rikkes eyes would indeed far more sharply look around for a means to slip away! Right! She'd need to fight until a chance rearer its head!

[Rikke uses Lotus Bloom. 1st strike on the leader!
[Unable to flee after a knockdown