<BB> TEST's Battle Board [Lettie Wormwood] Mar 11, 2020 3:27:42 GMT
Post by test on Mar 11, 2020 3:27:42 GMT
Lettie seems to stare right through Karina, as though she doesn't notice her, focused instead on a distant unseen point past the horizon.
gettin the valor on this one
My free hand clenches at her words. She didn't understand any of it. She didn't know what I—what Zero was going through. She was dangerous, but she was helpless. Lettie could only see her for the monster.
"There are so... many mistakes, and so... many people are afraid, and so... ...many of them want help, and you choose to risk your life on that thing."
"Because what if I don't!" I yell before I can stop myself. "She's not gonna stop. She's just going to find someone else, and someone else, and someone else, and hurt them too." My voice catches in gasps. Can't cry. I had my time to be scared. "All because... no one tried to fix it. I can't let this happen again... because... I was scared."
// Tears have started falling, but she tries to look strong.
"No one ever attains that power for a good reason... ...least... of all... ... ... ...Zero"
I sniff and try to collect myself. Some of this is her, I remind myself. "I didn't have a choice," I manage. "And I don't think Zero did, either." Something about the robot made her blood boil, and it spilled into mine.
"What about you?"
Choose two target creatures. Whenever damage is dealt to one of those creatures this turn, put that many -1/-1 counters on the other creature.
gettin the valor on this one
Scornful Sluagh - horobi-ish. could prob stand to be power 2-3 9/10
Lettie holds her head in her hands. Everything, her head especially, hurts. The nail piercing her heart has returned too.
A cold wind blows, and eyes open to gaze up at falling leaves and barren branches. The sun shines, but beyond the sight of the eyes, the mind can only gaze out in awe at the celestial expanse that now stretches in uncountable directions. With a breath, the bitterness in one's mouth returns, and with it, the recollection of what has happened.
Crying is no longer a danger. Lettie feels too cold and hollow for that now, and what tears were left from before have since dried. There had been enough silence that she could take a few moments more to seriously consider her answer and wording. Even if she could tell anyone the truth, which she definitely could not, she certainly wouldn't lay the burden on a mere child, even if that child themselves had a spark. Best to just be as nonspecific as possible. "I made a choice, and my ignition was the consequence. I could not have foreseen it." Thinking on what to say next, she turns the bitter traces of absinthe over in her mouth. It tastes as though she herself is rotting from within. "Nothing else marks us planeswalkers so permanently. The sickening past echoes across space and time, haunting us forever, as Zero is haunted by the souls stolen to create her. Her existence itself is an injustice." There is a taste of hatred, but it is lost among emptiness, despair, and regret. "We, all of us... enough of this. I no longer wish to discuss this with you. You are too innocent to understand that life and struggle are one and the same, and that we are diminished by pain, day after day, until we die, having lost everything. One day, you will truly understand that. Until then, know that you should pick your battles, for you can only fight so many. Nulien, Spark Labs, do as you wish, and please leave me to rot in peace."
You realize that you're a part of this scene. Every moment that passes, every ache that pounds your skull, is not an observation of the past, but an abstention from a confounding present that twists your guts with its very presence. You are still alive, but not yourself... or perhaps the one before died, and you are what became of them.
Day After Day
Put a -1/-1 counter on each creature.
Draw a card.
And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle!
—William Shakespeare, Macbeth
Let's grind the board state to dust, together.
Shared Scars — Tough to evaluate. Seems a bit strange at first that the one that suffers damage first isn't scarred. I think it's comparable to a damage doubling effect, though it might generate judge calls for assigning damage in excess of toughness. Uncommon seems about right, and it's nice that it works both ways. I also appreciate that you're circumventing a self-contained loop by placing counters instead of transferring damage. 7/10