|A New Vargus Technique!|
|Date Published||Wednesday, July 17th, 2002|
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Fighter initiates an Earth-shattering battle... with a wall.
- Outside Matoya's Cave
- Matoya's Cave
|Matoya||I've got chocolate-pecan, oatmeat-raisin, and peanut butter. And they're all fresh, too.|
|Black Mage||I don't suppose you've got some doom cookies in there?|
|Matoya||Oh heavens no, they taste like hell. And I'm a witch, so I know what I'm talking about.|
|Black Mage||Poison cookies?|
|Matoya||Bleh! Don't get me wrong, I love a good poison pudding but it's absolutely dreadful in cookie form.|
|Black Mage||What about sharp corners? Exposed electrical outlets? Fire hazards? Radon in the basement? Cans of Mountain Dew?|
|Matoya||Nope, nothing like any of that in here.|
My cave is completely childproof.
As a coincidence, that also makes it completely idiot proof.
|Matoya and the Light Warriors enter Matoya's Cave. Out of frame, Fighter is making large fighting noises.
|Matoya||What the devils is that racket?|
|Black Mage||If I know anything about zodiac style sword play, and unfortunately I do, that racket is the Ram Form "breaker" maneuvers.|
|Fighter||(out of frame) Ha-Cha! That that, vile cave-beast!|
|Fighter||(out of frame) Ouch.|
|Matoya||(to herself) Now where did I put that light spell...|
|Red Mage||Ah, so it's a sword fighting form that relies on striking at an opponent's weak points?|
|Black Mage||Not exactly. It's the "Ram Form", whatever genius Vargus may have possessed with a blade, he was no mathelete in the realm of imagination. So...|
|Black Mage||...the main tactic of the Ram Form of Zodiackenshido is to break your opponent's equipment with your head before he breaks your head with his equipment.|
|Fighter||(charging with his head) Yaaar!|
|Black Mage||Needless to say that there have been few masters of the Ram technique.|
|Matoya turns the light on.|
|Fighter||(staggering, holding his head) Are you the owner of this doom cave?|
|Fighter||Your rock-giant infestation has been taken care of.|
|Matoya||Would you perchance be referring to the East wall of my living room?|
|Fighter||Darn my overactive imagination. Darn it to heck.|
|Matoya||How did you dent the wall?|