Stop & Find : Stan Lee should Sue! Episode 101334
Skuld was working on one of her latest upgrades to her favorite project (and best friend) Banpei when she felt something. Normally distracting her from an inventive streak was abought as easy as waking Ranma without the use of either a bucket of cold water or food in large quantities, but… Skuld's ice cream sense was tingling.
Skuld was openly dismissive of magic in all its' forms, at least for most uses. However when it came to Ice Cream her entire outlook changed. To Skuld Ice Cream was the food of the gods! Especially for one certain sweet toothed Goddess, and although she could have easily invented a device that would have put Baskin & Robbins out of business, she felt it would be sacrilegious to do so.
So although the youngest of the Norns concentrated more on science then magic she wasn't completely in the dark by any means and there was one particular spell she had been searching long and hard for. A major variation of the simple 'Create Food and Drink' spell called 'Ice Cream Apocalypse'.
The simpler version 'Summon Banana Split' was unreliable (64) and tended to summon bizarre banana like humanoids in sleep wear, and while they weren't evil they weren't very edible either. Urd usually took them away whenever one showed up and would have a rather large grin upon her return, some number of hours later. No one would question her on where they went or why she was smiling for fear she would tell them.
The slightly more successful but still buggy 'Dessert Storm' (78) would either summon up a rain of ice cream toppings or create a small sand storm in the area it was cast. Skuld was forced to stop using it because Belldandy had a hard time cleaning up all the sand while she was pregnant with the twins.
Both were just side notes in the relatively obscure and tightly focused magical career of Skuld. Her true Holy Grail was 'Ice Cream Apocalypse', a spell of such awesome power that Skuld refused to divulge the details to anyone, including Belldandy.
The way she posed and announced that only she could withstand the awesome temptation to cast it pretty much reduced everyone else to laughing until they started hiccupping, so they stopped asking her abought it.
Finding it however proved to be tougher then one would expect it to be for a goddess with a direct connection to Yggdrasil. Apparently the spell had yet to be invented, but her senses were honed to the particular frequency of 'Ice Cream Magic' called Skuldmancy!
OK, only she called it that and Urd had a tendency to bang her head on nearby flat surfaces when Skuld called it that, which was partially why she did it. OK, it was mostly why she did it. If you can't drive your older sister nuts what was the point of having one?
At any rate Skuld could sense whenever anyone cast a spell or invoked a power dealing with Ice cream, and right now her senses were tingling like a lightning rod before a major strike.
Glancing at Banpei, who was currently dissembled on her work table, she grabbed her cloak of swan feathers from the closet and ran for the front door. Urd was busy changing her nephew's diapers in the living room so Skuld's departure went unnoticed as she threw on her cloak and took wing in the form of a large white swan.
Our Hero ports in... Finally!
Skuld's bogus journey.
cafenated beyond anything man or
god had dreamt of vibrates through the
side of the cup!
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Stop & Find : Death by chocolate! Episode 102579
Ranma brought up his aura slowly, concentrating on twisting his ki into the proper configuration while simultaneously focusing on Akane. Unfortunately Ranma had always had a hard time concentrating on anything for an extended period of time and even with all the tricks Prometheus had taught him he still found his mind wandering.
'Greatest connection would have to be Akane. She was my first Fiancée, at least the first I knew abought. It was almost Nabiki according to what Kasumi said.'
Ranma's brow furrowed as he began to drain his ki reserves to increase the amount of power in his aura.
'All it would have taken was Pops stopping for some hot water before meeting the Tendos and Nabiki would have snatched me up. I wonder if things would have gone better?'
Sweat began to bead on his forehead as he reached the final stage before transition.
'Akane or Nabiki it probably wouldn't have gone well. The curse would have screwed things up if I didn't do it myself. Magic and women are nothing but trouble to me.'
Ranma relaxed as the world suddenly twisted around him.
'The first thing I'm gonna do when I get back is change and go cadge some ice cream. After all this hard work I deserve it!'
Mercury was having a hard time handling Icee now that her entire attention was focused on her. Dodging only worked when there was somewhere to dodge to. Finding herself backed into a corner by a flurry of … well flurries she was unable to escape Icee's final attack.
"You may be resistant to ice magic but lets see you escape this!" Icee began to glow as she concentrated, her hands waving gracefully into some unknown pattern as she chanted something in a tongue Mercury was unfamiliar with.
Mercury was just beginning the windup for a Shabon Spray when Icee finished the incantation.
The shadows in the room reached out for Mercury binding her in place as she found herself blind and deaf to the world around her.
Moon watched as Mercury was entrapped in a chocolate shell while trying desperately to yank herself free from the frozen slush that covered her from the knees down. She knew there was no way in hell she would be able to avoid another attack frozen to the spot the way she was and attacking was right out as her wind up time was even longer then all the others. There was little hope that Rei would show up in time to make a difference. She had to fall back on her last ditch plan.
Our Hero ports in. Finally!
caffeinated beyond anything man or god had dreamt of vibrates
the side of the cup!
Completely Different! (Since apparently the choices I gave you
Rei actually does arrive, just as Ranma ports in.
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Stop & Find : The Apocalypse is High... in calories. Episode 103174
Ranma's danger sense flared, as reality rewove itself around him.
Glancing around he took in as much as he could before acting. (Prometheus had taken quite a bit of time training him to think before he acted.) Apparently he had jumped right into the middle of a battle. There was no question in his mind that he was going to join in. The only question was which side. (OK Prometheus didn't do quite as well as he had thought.)
Attacking the wrong party was definitely not something he wanted to do. Then again, sometimes both sides are the wrong side. Brief images of past battles between Tarou and Happosai flashed through his mind.
Taking in the blond in the cheerleader outfit praying loudly and the strangest Yuki-onna he had ever seen (True he hadn't seen a lot of snow women, well… any really, but still one made out of ice cream was a surprise.) he made his decision.
'Have to make this fast. I drained most of my ki jumping here. I got maybe a minute or two before I'm useless in battle.'
Jumping between the Snow woman and the cheerleader he threw a quick Moko Takabisha double shot. One slammed into the cheerleader's feet, partially melting the slush that had her trapped, while the other slammed into the Snow woman's chest knocking her back into the wall and disrupting whatever spell she had been attempting to cast.
Moon opened her eyes as she felt a wave of heat hit her, along with a rather loud explosion right at her feet.
'It worked? Rei's here?'
She blinked in shock at the sight of the boy in front of her, with the nice buns, and the Youma who was partially embedded in the wall in front of him. Watching him fall to his knees panting broke her from her reverie as she started working her feet free. It was a lot easier now that the slush was half melted.
Ranma panted, struggling to stand.
'I'm worse off then I thought. This is so not good.'
His eyes widened as he watched the Snow woman draw power, dropping the temperature in the room to where he could see his breath frost the air.
Even the enormous plastic blender, next to the table where the people were buried in ice cream, was beginning to slow as it's contents started to freeze. It was the strangest blender he had ever seen. It was shaped like a giant soda cup and just had the one blade he could see spinning in the top of it.
Moon struggled to free herself from the refreezing slush with little hope of successes. It was really daunting to be so close to freedom only to find herself trapped again.
The Youma felt much stronger then it had just a minute ago. This was bad, very bad.
"That's it, no more Mrs. Nice Youma. I hate to do this, but you drove me to it!"
Drawing deep from the heat in the air and the life force the strange young man had struck her with she began to incant.
"Darkness beyond blackest fudge, Deeper than the deepest nougat; King of Chocolate who shines Like night upon a sea of caramel; I call upon thee and swear myself to thee! Let the fools who stand before me be engulfed By the powers you and I possess! GIGA …"
Ranma manages to interrupt the casting.
Rei arrives to interrupt the casting.
Skuld arrives to interrupt the casting.
No one manages to interrupt the casting. A very strange Ragnarök anyone?
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Ranma forced himself to his feet, as the chanting grew louder. He wasn't sure what No-longer-Mrs.Nice-Youma was casting but he was fairly sure he wouldn't like it.
'I hate magic using monsters. Why can't they just use flamethrowers or somethin? I could handle that easy.'
His limbs felt like lead as he leapt forward and forced his arms to launch a quick series of pressure point attacks designed to paralyze her in place. Even as he finished he knew it wasn't working. He had disrupted her spell but the pressure points had barely fazed her. It had been no more then ½ a second and she was already beginning to recover.
'Damn. Why do I always gotta deal with things from myths and legends? Is it too much to ask for just a common demon possessed woman or somethin?'
The training he had received in pressure points from Dr.Tofu and Cologne was pretty extensive, but it only covered humans, cats, pigs, and ducks. Yuki-onna hadn't been part of the curriculum and while given enough time he could figure them out he had neither the time nor the energy to do so now.
The best that he could do at the moment was delay her and hope the blonde cheerleader behind him had a plan. Redoubling his efforts his fingers began to blur as he moved at near amaguriken speeds.
'I really hope meatball head has something up her sleeve.'
Usagi shivered and wished her uniform had sleeves, pants would have been nice too for that matter. It was freezing in here and she couldn't draw the monster out into the street because she was still stuck to the floor. The only attack she could use indoors was her Moon Tiara and that cute guy was in the way so that was out.
'Come on Usagi, think of something! You can't just let it end this way.'
The senshi trapped at Usagi's table were getting really nervous as Hotaru's cup began to hum like a high-powered voltage transformer. The blade of her glaive was already moving so fast that it was just a silver blur sticking out of the top.
Their collective thoughts ran along the lines of 'Oh #$&!'
Skuld landed gracefully on the sidewalk in front of the 'Rock n' Roll' ice cream shop. Her form shivered and stretched as she shifted from swan back to human. Pulling her hammer from its sheath on her back she quickly strode forward.
Ami sucked air gratefully through the small hole she had made with her tongue. Blind and deaf as she was, panic had really hit when she found she couldn't breath. Struggling with all her enhanced strength had just used up her oxygen faster. It was just a lucky break that she had tried to lick her lips and found that the cocoon had melted a little upon contact with her tongue.
She still couldn't take a deep breath but it was enough to keep her from suffocating. She really hoped Usagi would do something quick. Much more of this and she was going to develop claustrophobia.
pulls something out of his
#$$ to deal with the Youma.
Skuld Mallets it into oblivion.
caffeinated beyond anything
man or god had dreamt of vibrates
through the side of the cup and
Usagi used her tiara anyway.
E) All of the above!
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