Hex flips off his clone's empty space and everyone grows in power. You hear the familiar voice again.
At last, we are able to channel more of our power through you. Pray, open your heart to us, and feel our strength, to which death is an illusion.
You can now use Empty Promise.
You all proceed down the great hall, and through a giant pair of doors at the end of the long, arduous walk.
You enter a chamber, vast and open too, but still part of this huge monolithic temple-esque building.
Latukas hovers in the center of this room, unmoving, almost lifeless.
Zek and Lucas mock the lifeless Latukas, calling him a wee wee baby diaper breath loser who is lame. No discernible effect.
Shadoo's black smoke amasses around the ceiling once more, but does not yet descend.
"Damn it. I suppose this is it. If I'm about to die here, I might as well talk to you for a while.
That clone won't hear you. It's a special project I've been working on for a long time now. This pixl form is weak, flimsy, and a cage to me. Every day I remain in this body, I'm reminded of when the ancients used me as a tool, a slave... But I've never found the perfect vessel. So...
I decided I must build my own. Over the years, I've used my powers to form this clone of Latukas, a soulless, empty form with all of his power and might. If it was complete, I would equal Latukas, and would be able to help him to the end of all things, the end of suffering forever.
Unfortunately, it isn't finished yet. It's power falls far short of Latukas. Replicating such a complex lifeform like his is a slow and arduous task, and twice so when I have to make modifications. But if I let you fight me in my weak body, I'll die anyway. So, this is the only chance I have to defeat you."
The smoke suddenly rushes downwards and channels into the clone of Latukas. You can see his body start to twitch and move, filling with life. As it does, you note a look of concern crossing the now Shadoo Latukas' face.
"... Why would Latukas send his weakest ally to fight you first?"
Shadoo Trail Battle 5! - Shadoo Latukas
"This explains what I sensed earlier. This is Latukas - kind of. I suppose the logistics of clones and copies are confusing at best. Shadoo is new to this body, and will likely act in a clunky manner due to being unaccustomed. Even with this body's incomplete, reduced powers, Shadoo is unlikely to be able to properly utilize them all off the bat.
Even so, I anticipate this fight will take a while. Making moves to shore up for a long fight could be a good idea. Shadoo Latukas doesn't seem to be able to dish out damage quickly, but in turn, he's hard to hit. I suppose explaining his skills will demonstrate this point better."
Aubade Aegis: Latukas gains up to +100% EVA, based on his Current FP/Max FP.
Spellguarder: Latukas has magical damage block equal to his MAG.
Hover: Latukas is hovering.
Through the Pain: Latukas can use moves while disabled, but the effects are halved.
Pinch Skill: When below 100 HP, Latukas uses a one-time "Stolen Time" skill which rolls a d4 and gains that many moves -1 for the rest of the turn.
Soul Trap: Latukas traps the soul of any enemy he KO's, siphoning magic from it to recover 75FP.
Red Miles 25FP 3MAG Beam heat damage to all foes. Truestrike.
Orange Hell 25FP 8MAG Shoot heat damage to a foe.
Yellow Devil 25FP Drain the target's FP. Create a Starman with that much HP (It deals 2MAG damage each turn). NC skill.
Green Seeds 25FP Seeds a target (field effect), draining 1MAG HP per turn until EOB. Shoot skill.
Cyan Kaos 25FP 0-8MAG Shoot cold damage to all foes.
Blue Leagues 25FP Silence all enemies for two turns. Beam skill.
Indigo Light 25FP Confuse all enemies for two turns. Confused enemies take 2MAG damage on fail. NC skill.
Violet Maelstrom 25FP Instant Death all enemies with less than 4MAG HP. Beam Skill.
Purple Drama 25FP Target is Dominated
on their next turn. NC skill.
Magenta Error 25FP 4MAG NC none damage to a foe. Foe is Embargo
'd until the EOB.
Pink Ghost 25FP 4MAG NC piercing umbral damage to a foe and neighbors.
Brown Note 25FP 4MAG NC poison damage to a foe. Inflicts two random generic status effects, with 1MAG power if relevant.
Gray Noise 25FP 4MAG NC sonic damage to a foe. -50% accuracy to that foe for 3 rounds.
Black Plancks 25FP After 15 turns, inflict Instant Death on all enemies.
The narrator's exposition is interrupted by Shadoo.
"Hah, think I'm going to let you get the 'first turn advantage' on me this time? Think again."
Shadoo uses Black Plancks. Razor thin, two dimensional tendrils of shadow slowly creep towards the party.
Shadoo Latukas (BOSS)
An ashen imitation.
|HP: 475/475 FP: 450/475 BP: 0/475 SP:
STR: 4 END: 7 SPE: 5 AUR: AGI: 1
"As I was saying, Shadoo Latukas will likely struggle to choose and target attacks. He has no idea how to be Latukas, after all, nor how to use his skills. Even so, he appears to have taken on a little of Latukas' personality too. Perhaps that vessel isn't yet as empty as he was trying for."