Kowlin wore his shinjin typical attire and hovered over the King's Castle. His left arm was behind him and his right held his famous staff as he aimed it towards the King's Castle. The mission was Dai's revenge and Kowlin didn't care for her motive.... all he wanted to do was pure chaos.....
He would mutter this under his breath as he formed a giant size dark matter orb.
"Lord Mori, you would have been proud of what I have become..."
The dark matter orb moved at a snail's pace due to how massive it was in size.
"This is my gift to you Derry.."
About that time, Z news had witness what was going on and the people started to call. The president of Earth's castle was being attacked by something and cameras started to roll. It appearing on television all across Earth for all to see....
A Dangerous Man - Flashback
Kowlin was off in Otherworld speaking with his mentor.
"I saw the events you did with the Moon Kowlin, Yemma will find this out if you ever die you know."
"I won't ever die. I have never been worried about it."
"There's been talk going around by a Mortal learning our kind of magic."
"That's a nice joke, but I don't buy it. Only people who have done a great service to the Mortal Realm can get that type of training."
"She's the one who defeated Yangcong."
Kowlin had paused for a moment.
"I'm going to have to see this for myself."
"Other shinjin aren't allowed to watch her training."
"And why is that?"
"She's being trained in the Athenaeum. Only two people can be in that room at a time."
"I'm not worried about it. What can a dead girl ever do. She's stuck here for eternity."
Dai's PL: 72,000 | Ki Alteration On! | Ki Intimidation On! Dai's PL feels/reads like 108,000 Items: Battle Armor
The plan was simple: destroy King's Castle and send a message to the world: their president was just as infallible as the last. Admittedly, Dai didn't remember why exactly she hated the president so much. Her memories were foggy, almost like looking through clouded eyes and muffled ears. All she could recall were the sensations and emotions along with a few key memories, such as Derry and his girlfriend choking her to near death, him burning her alive, and grievous wounds to this day. The scars that she bore were living proof that these dim memories didn't lie. She needed no more context so long as she held onto this feeling. This was truly her only reason to live.
Marching along with her benefactor, she had hoped to catch him by surprise. Whatever their relationship was before the partial destruction of the moon didn't matter, although one thing that she was positive about was the fact that there was only a matter of time before he discovered her and learned what happened. If that was the case, Dai was determined to reveal herself upon her own terms. She chose this path of destruction now that she had no pesky inhibitions left to control her.
Right next to Kowlin, she stood there, a new comedy mask upon her face. Although it was not a scouter like her previous one, it still did its job to hide her face. She couldn't remember if they knew who she was now, not that it mattered, especially when all they had to worry about was the destruction that they were about to unleash. Of course, it was only a matter of time before they garnered attention, police cars immediately surrounding them, screaming for them to put their hands in the air. Methodically, Dai did, turning around and raising both hands high up. However, she wasn't doing this for them. No, for as soon as she raised them up, green ki began to gather upon her gloved fingers and within a matter of seconds, she had unleashed a hail of ki blasts towards the law enforcement.
She had barely heard the scream to open fire, drowned in the shrieks as the blasts hit their mark. If they weren't outright killed by her actions, they definitely were severely injured. The bullets that hit her skin effortlessly glanced off, not even damaging the jacket she wore, thankful she was wearing something so resistant to damage. Walking up to one of the police who was struggling to get back into his car, Dai grabbed him by the collar placing her face close to his. "Send a message to the president. Tell him I send my regards." She said, a smile growing behind the mask. Honestly, this felt nostalgic, almost reminiscent to her first encounter with him where he quite literally had to pull her from the corpse of the cop that she had killed. Of course, now that she was stronger, she had managed to do the same thing but on a larger scale. How poetic. Tossing the police into his car like a ragdoll, she soon turned her attention back to her benefactor. "He should be here soon. Destroy the place already as our present. We won't have a chance to do so later." She said, ever so casually as she scanned her surroundings for any signs of inbound company. Regardless of who arrived, if they were not completely on their side or even affiliated themselves slightly with that asshole, Dai planned on treating them as an enemy.
Thread PL: 70,000 | Items: ScouterIt didn't exactly take long for the sirens to start blaring inside of the office.
Derry had been absorbed with writing a brand new piece of legislation, given what's been happening. First, that bastard Blizzard attempted to try and fight him right in his office, the madman that he is. Then, Kon was intercepted by a whole swarm of fighters, and though she was successful in the moon's partial destruction, the footage he saw was concerning, and the fact that Kon had completely disappeared along with the reports from the other fighters. Other reports surrounding some scuffle in the Korin Forest has only made him more and more concerned about the recent spike in dangerous individuals, and now he was left with practically no other choice...
Laying on the table in front of the president lies a small pile of papers, pondering as to what exactly to write next for this new law. At this point, he needed a way to control all of these powerful individuals, and for once, it wasn't for the sole purpose of giving himself all of the power. Sure it was a part of it, but nobody should stand above him in terms of true power. The weak fall beneath the strong, and the strong should in turn fall beneath him, and yet they were getting far too wild, too rambunctious. Perhaps it was finally time that he pulled the reins on the strong and truly take his place as-
His thoughts were washed away as the sirens started blaring inside of his office, Derry instinctually turning around to look directly outside the windows of his office and seeing a sight that instantly made his blood boil: The coward Kowlin finally shows himself, barely registering the attack that was being slowly but surely sent towards the castle. The building and the staff that have yet to evacuate were the least of his concerns, for now he wanted blood. He aims the palm of his hand forward and immediately fires a single pink fireball, destroying the window in front of him. Derry flies right out and manages to spot a second individual, one that he didn't quite recognize at first, but...
It seems like the masked individual was wreaking havoc on the police outside, and though he couldn't confirm whose face lies underneath, the fact that she wore one in the first place and arrived alongside gave him a very good idea as to who he was dealing with: Kon. Derry removes his scouter sunglasses and stows them away inside of his pocket before snapping his attention towards Kowlin. "Kowlin!" he shouts from the top of his lungs, "You finally decided to show yourself, you bastard? I thought you were always the spineless one, but here you are showing that you do have a backbone. How about you hold still while I beat you senseless and make this easy, eh?"
He snaps his gaze over towards who he believes is Kon and commands, "Kon, I know it's you underneath that mask. Don't you even try to fool me. Get that stupid thing off of your face and get your head together. I need you on this one." Considering what the others had to say on Kon's behavior ever since Kowlin split her into two new bodies, however, he wasn't quite sure if his words would even be enough to reach her, but he had to try. Despite not wanting to admit it, he was very much outgunned here at the moment, and will need some serious firepower on his side real soon if he's going to come out on top. At the very least, this whole ordeal will only give him more of a reason to push the new law.
Post by Majin Annie on Jan 26, 2022 0:43:05 GMT -5
It only took seeing a emergency broadcast from her home in Jingle Village for Majin Annie to run and take action. From the Moon first being destroyed to the King's Castle being threatened by some godly man, it seemed like the world was soon to descend into chaos, and she did not like this one bit. She had no idea what was going to go down, or how strong they were going to be, but she couldn't stand down even if she wanted to. After all, if she let an entire planet's government crumple before a single person without doing a thing, she simply felt that such inaction would forever bar her from ever realizing her ideals in the Galactic Patrol.
Approaching the battlefield, Annie instinctively lowered her power to it's lowest point, hoping that she could appear as inconspicuous as possible while analyzing the situation. As soon as she arrived she had managed to hear Dai's claims for the weird Shinjin to simply blow up the place, followed by the dark ball of matter slowly continuing to move at a snail's pace. If such a thing had managed to connect with the Capital, she felt that it wasn't just gonna be the capital that was destroyed.
No, she had this dark feeling settling in her gut that such an orb was going to destroy Central City in it's entirety if it was allowed to connect. As such, there was only one thing she could do, as she quickly formed a big pink ball of Ki in her hands.
"Destroy Central City? I don't think so, you monsters!"
Jumping out from her parka like a superhero ripping his costume out from his everyday clothes, Annie landed in front of the two villains in her rainbow leotard, a stern expression on her face as she threw the pink ball of Ki directly at the ball of dark matter. As the ball moved through the air fast enough to create a sonic boom, it collided with Kowlin's attack, creating a humongous cloud of dust that covered the battlefield.
As the dust settled however, Annie's stern expression turned to shock as she saw the ball of dark matter completely unfazed, only being pushed back a few centimeters from the blast. Taking a few steps back from the two, the Majin girl was sweating profusely at what she was about to deal with, before stopping as she remembered what she had just said moments earlier.
She had to stop them from destroying Central City. Even if she proved completely ineffective in fighting against them, she had to stall just long enough for someone else who WAS strong enough to arrive so that the day could be saved. So long as she could do that, perhaps the City could be spared destruction after all?
Regaining her confidence, Annie pushed herself to stop walking back from sheer terror, and even reshape her body to look more muscular in the process as she made her stand, not wanting to look weak in the eyes of these two villains as she stood defiantly against them. "I don't know who you guys are, but attacking the King's Castle is an incredible offense, punishable by life in prison! And... and even if I may not be strong enough to send you all there myself, I'll at least buy some time for someone else to carry out that arrest and sentence! You mark my words!"
Erebos shut his eyes tight, wincing at the random sharp pains he felt. Searching around, he realized he was currently upside-down. In a broom closet, no less! Mop hairs flopped limply in his face, and a gray liquid soaked itself into the carpet slowly. Blinking harshly, he sunk into the floor, and slid across the shadows that stretched beneath the door and outside.
With a pop, he ejected from the floor, free of debris, but still unsure of where he was. Something had happened in the last few minutes, but what? Last he remembered, he was landing with Nasu on Plant. An idea came to him; to check if Ward was in Otherworld. He’d teleported over, and…
”This looks a lot like an Earth office…”
The skies darkened outside the window just as Erebos approached. It seemed he was in the maintenance area behind whatever the main office actually was, but even from here he could tell something fishy was going on.
It was powerful, too, and judging by the countless screams, it had malicious intent. He sighed, relaxing his muscles and loosing the fullness of his strength. Just as soon as he’d arrived in the room, he was gone. Erebos stood atop King’s Castle, his hand outstretched at the coming orb of death. It’s pitch-black nature betrayed itself as something devious. Anti-matter is what Kowlin would call it, but Erebos knew it as another name:
Closing his hand, he seemed to catch the ball, stopping it in its tracks. It shuddered, and before long, vanished. It was as if it never existed at all.
”Hey dumbass~!” Erebos wiggled his fingers at Kowlin. The mere sight of the guy made his nose twitch. ”Summoning giant balls of evil usually means you’re gonna put force in it, right? Here— let me try.”
With a wicked grin, a ball of his own creation came into being. Strong, but more compact than Kowlin’s flashy show. The basketball of blackness tore through the air, aiming to knock the Kai out of the sky.
Others had already arrived. The Kai was backed by some other masked lady, and… Hey, was that…?
He waved at the pink-haired menace from on-high, snapping his fingers to summon a grey nimbus cloud under his own feet. The cloud carried him down to just above the streets, where he wiggled his fingers again.
”You look great buddy! You’re a good guy now, too? That’s cool. I’m gonna go beat up the stupid god okay? Mind if I cut his arm off or is that like too hardcore on this planet?”
Whatever the case, his focus would return to Kowlin. He oozed creepy in a big way. Hopefully they’d have a cool fight, though.
Wait. There was someone else here, too. A little Majin! She was uh… well, not the strongest. Buzzing over to her, gave her a once-over.
”Hi. I really hope you’re suppressing your power. These guys seem pretty tough. If you aren’t then ummm… I’ll try to see what I can do, Kay?”
Erebos arrives on the scene!
Used [UT] Shadow Art: Verses of The Void to erase Kowlin’s Anti Matter Ball
Activated Base Form (x5)! Current PL: 320,000
Used [Item] Blood Ruby! Erebos’ next attack has +10% power!
Used [HEAVY] Death’s Door combined with Blood Ruby and [UT] Shadow Magic to reflavor it to Death’s Bell! 80% Power = 256,000 Damage headed to Kowlin!
KP: 2/6 MP: 2/6 HP: 0/250 PL: 320,000
Resources: Dark Departure, Mimicry, Tactician, Sparking, Battle Armor, Destron Flask, Dyno Capsule, Senzu Bean Used Resources: Blood Ruby
"-EEEEEECK!" Having just torn the fabric of reality asunder with a cobbled-together magitech bomb device, Amara was feeling pretty weird. It didn't help when the thing went haywire last second, the anchor point latching onto some sort of massive shadowy entity as it just so happened to pass by Planet Plant. And NOW she ended up somewhere entirely different! The mess of energy signatures didn't help her scrambled mind any, though two distinctly powerful ones stuck out to her. Derry and Erebos were both present nearby, and it was likely the latter that had accidentally caused the utter fuck-up of her Dimensional Drift Device. The woman rolled to her feet with a slight huff, brushing off some bits of asphalt and getting a good look around.
"Hello, what?" Apparently, fate decided to toss Amara right into the jaws of another massive fuck-off battle. Some sort of blue-skinned Shinjin fired off a ball of nothingness towards... King's Castle? So she was on Earth! And that also probably meant Derry was the one getting attacked here. Everyone else was foreign to the woman, including the evergreen-cloaked figure taking up the flank of the Shinjin. "Is this your way of telling me to fuck off?" Throwing her hands up to the heavens above, Amara sighed. With a brilliant sky-blue flash, her power grew five-fold as she raced towards the source of Derry's power, hoping to bump into him. "Hey El Presidente, not much time to explain now, but it's me, Amara. Alive and well! I don't know what the deets are, but I see some weirdos are trying to bomb the place, so I figured I could lend a hand! By the by, call me Celsoia for the time being. Keeping the whole revival thing under wraps."
Not like the guy was a saint or anything, but anyone trying to actively nuke the seat of command were probably way more of bad apples than he was. Oh, speaking of which: "ERRY! It's ME! Amara, that chick you met in Otherworld once. We had a spar; you gave me a shadow book! Still need to get you those gauntlets but looks like there may or may not be a bigger issue at hand. Uhhh, just call me Celosia for now though, if you could. Wouldn't do well for the dead girl to suddenly be running around in Central City!" Sheesh. Hopefully reaching Derry by now, the woman would materialize her holoblade in a small burst of hardlight, swinging it around experimentally. "So anyway. Here I am. Not really the first thing I would've liked to do after just coming back, but duty calls." If Erebos was still within range, she'd give the Demon a happy wave before returning to her combat stance facing the instigators.
Ki Projection (UT) is active, Amara's power currently feels like: CELOSIA
She also uses Telepathy (UT) to speak with Erebos & Derry as shown in italic text!
She activates High Gear (x5) for a total PL of 300,000
Technique Type: Medium Defense Technique Name: Snapped From Existence!
Description: Kowlin snaps his finger and a powerful vacuum sucks up the attack.
"My oh my Derry. I'm glad you notice me. Strong words for a mortal. You know out of all the species I have ever met in my life. You Earthlings are considered the bottom of the food chain. You are second rate to that of tuffles. How sad."
Derry would then focus his attention on Kon and that's when Kowlin's staff had vanished from his hand as he widen his arms with a grin on his face. Looking around he would spot a majin GP officer on the scene. Like the GP could do anything compared to a God.
"The Kon you know is gone. I had split her body into two beings. The good and the bad. The bad was able to kill off the good half of Kon. She doesn't have no memories at all. So all your pleas will do nothing. The girl is long gone you idiot for a president. She serves me now."
Then an unexpected twist had arrived, Erebos had arrived and destroyed his attack into nothing but air and fired his own basket size attack at him. Kowlin had casually Yawn as the ball couldn't even hit him, he would snap his fingers and suck the attack into another dimension. Though it appeared that the attack had done nothing, Kowlin's hand began to twitch. Perhaps it had done some kind of damage to him...
"Your demon powers aren't as advanced as you may think. You are still a mere child compared to me."
Then, a blue haired woman had shown up. Kowlin had stared at her for a brief moment. He would focus on her sword and had his hand to his chin.
Muttering underneath his breath. "That magic... is she a shinjin? Her clothing doesn't even come close... perhaps a disguise?"
He would point his finger at the blue haired woman.
Their attack soon caught attention, first by none other than Mr. President himself. Upon seeing him, Dai's hands began to unconsciously curl into fists, the mere sight of him ready to send him into the frenzy. His voice only intensified what she felt. Did he really think she was just going to subserviently work for him just as her past self had did? Honestly, it was almost laughable, to the point where she almost had done so, if this wasn't the current situation she was in. For now, she was simply content to stay silent and let the Clown do all the talking for her. While she didn't particularly agree with his claim that she was working for them, their interests aligned well enough so he could claim that for now.
"My name is Dai," she had said, reaffirming Kowlin's words. "You fucked me over, so I'm not going to let you get away with that." She said, taking a step forward towards Derry. Her arms were slightly raised, charged with ki and ready to attack the president whilst Kowlin took care of the castle. However, it wasn't long before reinforcements arrived. It was all a blur, and all she could process was some strange pointed-eared man who had intercepted her benefactor's dark matter ball, reflecting it back towards him although he had managed to neutralize the power of such an attack well enough. There could have been some possible scratchers, but she knew that her benefactor was too strong to take any major damage from the attack.
However, this individual was not the first to arrive as soon a woman clad primarily in blue also came from some sort of portal. "I see we have company. Did you call them because you were too weak to protect your house by yourself?" She said with a sneer, even though her expressions were still hidden underneath the mask upon her face. Her full attention though was on the pink wad which had arrived out of nowhere, dressed in some sort of superhero costume, claiming to arrest the two. It was enough to completely break her gaze from Derry, as her eyes zoned in upon Annie. Bubblegum. She could feel her burn scars tingling. Hero. She could recall the helmet of Laitier as he knocked her out in the past. Arrest. All those months in juvenile prison rushed back into her head, more vivid and real than before. Unfortunately, Annie's mere presence had somehow managed to bring all of these awful memories to the forefront of her mind. It especially didn't help that she was pink as well.
Her hands went towards her head, overwhelmed by the sudden rush of images. Unable to think straight, Dai instinctively threw her hand upwards. Rather than charging up green ki though, a ball of white came from her palm, shooting towards the sky. "You want to play the hero?" With one hand, she ripped off the mask. As Derry suspected, her face was indeed Kon's, although it was slightly off. Her once blue eyes had turned completely emerald green, and a maniacal grin had settled upon her face. She briefly glanced upward, embracing the blutz waves that the sphere was producing. Immediately, she felt her body began to shift, fur growing upon her limbs, snout elongating and her proportions growing larger than ever. Fortunately for her, the clothes she had were meant to accommodate for her new form and stretched alongside with her without tearing. Her eyes briefly glanced down towards Derry, showing intelligence rather than feral look it had taken many months ago, before they gazed back towards Annie. "Then die like one!" Her voice sounded almost as a snarl, rumbling through the entire field.
With her oversized foot, she had planned on squashing Annie, putting an end to this so-called hero once and for all. She had to end the embodiment of everything she hated as soon as possible.
Dai transforms into her Oozaru form utilizing her newly created Power Ball! Her new PL is 360,000! She then uses First Strike with the intent to WOUND Annie. 72,000 PL worth of damage incoming. Dai's KP: 5/6 Dai's MP: 2/6 Dai's HP: 0/270% Total WC: 1,246
The sound of her footsteps which seemed to echo throughout eternity.
Once more she had slipped into this place in which she flirted with death, to the endless expanse betwixt all that was, and all that never is. The fire once again burned through her lungs, legs carrying her across this realm the lightless crystal as fast as they possibly could. Tears welled in scarlet; fists white-knuckled tight as bated breaths churned through her like a machine. Visions of her journey up to this point flashed violently through her mind, yet she fought passed them with all her will. Celeste couldn’t take the time to think about the unsettling truth regarding what she was, nor could she linger over the horrible secrets that came to light about her grandfather’s design of it all. She couldn’t be bothered to worry for Katsu, nor grieve for the countless friends and loved ones that she lost in the Covenant’s Purge of her grandfather’s teachings.
No, she could only run.
It began to pull at her as she felt it eat at her essence.
Time grew short.
On she ran.
It took all of my strength to come to terms with this. Their silence haunts my thoughts no longer.
A weightlessness carried itself about the girl’s body as it drifted through an abyss; light, sound, and discernible matter were all lost to an all-consuming umbral void. No strength could be felt, dashing the idea to open her eyes to the lack of what awaited them. Though consciousness permeated, sense of self was sound, awareness of one’s entire surroundings however, were not. Instinct had told enough in the past anytime she collapsed, thus was there a kernel of trust placed within the forces at work behind these unnatural occurrences. Would it all work out like before? A slow breath escaped lungs that burned with a fire, pain rising, yet she did her best to ignore her body’s slow drift toward death. An effort was made to quiet her quivering breath as she tried to listen for something, anything at all; Glimpse of light to come shining through this waking dream.
I am the product of everyone I've ever known. I am their life stories. I am the places they called home.
The phrase repeated in fervor to maintain the sense of self. Celeste clung to everything to stay in one piece, as there eventually came the familiar ululations of the breathing world.
The shadows tore reality near where President Ottoy stood his ground, before Celeste would step from their depths with a triumphant flair that exuded confidence. The girl’s sclera went black, and instantaneously her corporeal form began to burn at the fringes with shadow. The witch offered nothing as she took three steps forward, briefly examined the situation, then boldly raised an upturned hand to the sky. A sharp snap would echo with clarity through the vicinity; brightly luminated lines which began to draw themselves into the earth, formed hastily into an ornate crest. The heat in the area of this display grew immensely until a spire of chaotic fire erupted violently into the air to erupt forcefully against the shinjin's current position.
The witch would smirk to her former colleague, then let her eyes narrow on Kowlin before she offered the shinjin a dramatic shrug.
”I guess you were right. A bright future indeed.”
PL: 120,000 | Antisense: Inactive - uses Voidwalker to arrive in a timely manner - Celeste casts Infernus at Kowlin for 72,000 damage! KP: 1/6 MP: 2/6 HP: 0/250% WC: 566 Resources: Otherworld Training | Dark Departure
Last Edit: Jan 26, 2022 11:20:39 GMT -5 by Deleted
Post by Tsuya Kusanagi on Jan 26, 2022 11:28:41 GMT -5
Of course, the petty gods never did think kindly to keep their noses out of things. Even coincidentally.
The dark of night, around a time the demon prince could stir from his slumber and take control of Griselda for a time. It'd be the perfect time to check in with the crimelord he was working with to further his own means. Derry's own side of the bargain was far in a way the better deal, as was typical for the types, but the demon prince did not mind such arrangements. It worked for him to have even the slightest shady networking to run with and retrieve his kin's artifacts.
To take what was rightfully his back into his hands.
Something was EXTREMELY off with their timing though. Between the moon combusting and other high powers surging acrossed the land the demon worried he may miss some fun if he stayed in the shadows. Never would he have guessed that trying to enter the King's Office would result in them getting a front-row seat to the crazies trying to blow the place up. Slinking off into a dark corner somewhere on their approach they hid away for a moment. Taking in the many petty gods and heroes that filed in rank to spit their piece; Derry included. Doing his usual president stuff right before getting interrupted not by just one dark void ball but a giant monkey.
The cries and shouts of various civilians was enough to make more men panic in the storm, but not any of these titans of strength. Derry would run past them and most the others on his way out to confront the raging chaos outside. Demons, Gods, and some other faces he would recognize only vaguely. One of the attackers sounded deluded, and the other wiped of anything other than rage as they tried destroying the place and people alike. All above his paygrade.
Except one exuding an energy not her own. Some call them witches, others a sorceress. Usumidori called them over their heads. The greatest desecration of his kin's magic. Artifacts and trinkets with gifts of power were one thing, but a mortal claiming their strength as their own. Disgustang. These people got their magic one way or another, either through killing a demon themselves or tricking the pacts themselves into being so heavily in their favor.
Usumidori did not care what case this was, or that they were trying to get back at the deluded god in their own way. He felt obligated to remove such a presence. Derry would get another, much coarser voice kicking into their minds before the small demon would make his way towards the witch.
'You'll have to excuse my timing, I was going to pop in to talk with you but it seems you're busy. A tip? Watch that fake god's magic. They can be worse than any demon. I've got my own matters to attend to.' With his own plans arranged the demon prince shall hop back through another portal. Slashing it open with a flourish of his blade. An opening ripping just near the witch as she pulled energy in for an attack. The woman would see this opening dispense a small earthling woman with the stains of demonic energy rip through as soon as that magic left her own body.
And without the ability to really be sussed out by mortal senses, ki or otherwise, he'd use the element of surprise to lash out from the side. Throwing a large swing out with her ebony soulblade as the witch was trying to recover from their spell. The momentum of which catapulted at a blinding speed. Not so much a word as the wild smile of Usumidori was all he needed to convey during this. It wasn't until after he'd see how the pair responded to his sudden attack that he'd straighten up out of his tossed striking stance and flourish the blade once again. Turning back around to greet them.
"What a fun coincidence! Who knew he would lead me to so many opportunities. Are you ready, Witch?" Keeping his true intentions sealed up for now, the small woman would haggle Celeste. A small feminine voice with the cutting edge of a demon trying to hard with a vessel to sound imposing. The sword, nearly the same size as her body, was dripping with a lingering red energy. Ready to capitalize and further his attack with little regard to how the others would respond to him.
This Demon only cared about one thing, and it was fucking disgusting.
Usumidori sends a wild Heavy Blow (2KP 40% | 50,000) @ Celeste!
As if his situation couldn't get any worse, he had to show his face now of all times.
A familiar voice rings out through the sky as Derry turns his attention towards the air, his eyes locking with Erebos, that shadow demon from so long ago. He furrows his brow even more so than before and replies, "Erebos! So you finally decided to show yourself after so long. I was beginning to think you've turned tail and ran away. Unfortunately, now isn't exactly the best time for payback..." He glances back over at Kowlin and Kon briefly, while also catching a quick glimpse of yet another new arrival, this one being a majin who announces to the two offenders that they'll face life in prison for their crimes. In Derry's mind, it's more like pardoning Kon once he snaps her out of whatever state she's in and killing Kowlin right here and now. He's been interfering with business for far too long.
A voice suddenly manifests inside of Derry's mind, another he's more familiar with, but... Why was he hearing Amara's voice? She explains that apparently she's alive and that she wants him to call him Celsoia for some reason. Just how exactly did she come back to life? He's not entirely sure, but he isn't complaining if he's going to have some extra reinforcements. Besides, it'll make deals with the hybrid a lot easier now that he doesn't have to continuously inhale smoke from a candle. "I'll save the questions for later. Right now, we have some other matters to take care of."
Kowlin goes on to insult humanity, saying they're lower than tuffles, yada yada yada. "Tough talk from someone who's about to have a very intimate relationship with the pavement," Derry barks back, barely registering the shinjin's explanation about Kon's current condition, all the while she claims to be someone named Dai. "All I'm hearing from you two is a load of horseshit," He continues hurling insults at the duo, "First, I'm getting Kon back, and then I'll take my sweet time with you, Kowlin." Dai makes a random comment in regards to Amara's sudden arrival, taunting him with the fact that he needed backup. "Well to be honest, they came out of their own volition. Kinda what happens when you attack the president of Earth. Now as for coming back from the dead... That's a different story alltogether."
As Erebos and Kowlin exchange blows with each other, Kon tosses a power ball out and begins transforming into one of those great apes, though thankfully she seems like she'd rather stomp down on the random majin instead of him first, giving Derry a wide opening. As much as he would love to beat Kowlin senseless, he has his priorities. As someone begins manifesting right next to him, a sudden burst of pink flames envelop Derry's hair and eyes as his power level skyrockets. He turns his attention towards Celeste, who now stood right by him before attempting to strike Kowlin. "Celeste?" Derry begins questioning before shaking his head ever so slightly and ordering her, "I'll handle Kon. How about you have a little reunion with your buddy Kowlin?"
As Derry was preparing to jump into the fray of the fight, yet another voice invades his head, making him wonder just how many people were going to hop in. He instantly recognizes the voice as belonging to Usumidori, but that only raised more questions as to why she was even here in the first place? Whatever her motivations were, it didn't matter all that much to Derry. "Just stay out of my way, Usumidori," Derry replies back before launching himself right towards the great ape, leading with his fist and aiming right for Kon's jaw. That should grab her attention.
WC: 632 Active PL: 350,000
HP: ▰▰▰▰▰▰▰▰▰▰ 250%
OOC Notes/Items Used: Derry ascends to Crackling Fury, multiplying his power level by 5.
Well, as annoying as that was it was kind of expected. Kowlin’s strength was rather impressive, as much as he hated to admit it, and erasing an attack in similar fashion was from from out of the ordinary for the guy. Even so, Erebos still rolled his eyes.
Before he could get a quip in, his brain was suddenly assailed by one of those telepathic messages. Ears rang and agitation grew as the message played in his cranium, but the frustration faded off when he realized who was talking.
”Hey Amara!” He said, out loud, realizing immediately after that she’d JUST asked him to use a different name. ”Amara of course is a very common name, and not the name of a girl who came back from the dead! Hahahahhahahhah! Hahah…. Haha.. ha.”
Erebos waved back sheepishly, and stored away his concerns for later. Being able to escape Otherworld was an incredible feat in its own right, but the repercussions of the act? Well, he’d figured he’d unravel that part of the mystery later.
There seemed to be a new issue cropping up with that Majin lady. In the realm of ‘said Majin is about to be turned into a pancake’. Typical for a battle this large for their to be crossfire, but the Saiyan-turned-Oozaru was targeting her specifically. A vendetta? Her words seemed like generic villainous quotes, so it didn’t make much sense!
With a shimmer, Erebos was gone from his current position, and was now standing right in front of Annie. His arms came up over his head, catching the Oozaru’s coming limb with a bit of effort. He strained under the weight. Was this how heavy the girl was normally?
A third limb came from Erebos. His stomach sprouted an arm, sword-wielding and all! It was pitch-black all across it, like most of his shadowy creations. With a purposeful stab, the shadow aimed to Pierce through Dai’s shoe and poke her in the bottom of the foot. Talk about painful!
”Hey lady? You should REALLY think about leaving.” His gaze was on Annie, his words sincere. ”Monkey girl’s got a craving for bubblegum and you’re the only source for miles!”
Shortly thereafter, he leaned over to yell at Amara. ”Hey AM— I mean hey Celestia? Can you please come here and help with the big monkey? I’ve got a god to fight and stuff!”
Swapped turns with Annie with permission!
Used [Item] Battle Armor to intercept First Strike. Both techniques fizzle!
Used [Light] Lazy Slice! 20% = 64,000 Damage headed to Dai/Kon!
KP: 1/6 MP: 4/6 HP: 0/250 PL: 320,000
Resources: Dark Departure, Mimicry, Tactician, Sparking, Destron Flask, Dyno Capsule, Senzu Bean Used Resources: Blood Ruby, Battle Armor
Post by Majin Annie on Jan 26, 2022 20:30:16 GMT -5
As she saw Dai turn into a great and mighty Oozaru before looking straight down at her, Annie had come to quickly regret her life decisions leading up to this moment. At first, she felt a bit optimistic about the situation, thinking that she could hold them back at least for a small while, which only grew as more fighters showed up to help defend the King's Castle. As soon as the Saiyan woman turned into a Oozaru however, all that hope drained out of her like water being wringed out from a towel. All that was left to do was wait for her fate as the Oozaru's foot fell down...
...Only to be blocked by Erebos, who was holding the Oozaru's foot in an attempt to keep them from crushing her. She had heard the weird shadow guy talk to her and ask if she was just holding back, and while she was going to say that she was holding back only a bit, her words stopped before she could even let them out when Dai threw the Power Ball up into the air. Now though, with him saving her life, she had to respond back to him.
"You know what, your probably right..." Annie admitted publicly, before speaking to Erebos via telepathy to continue her thoughts. "I really am gonna be useless in a full on fight. However... what if I could help turn the tide of battle, regardless?"
"Oh, really?" Beta quickly questioned, which Erebos could also hear due to going on in Annie's combined thoughts. "Even combined we're clearly not going to do a thing, do you really think you can make a difference?"
Hearing her other siblings in her head express extreme discomfort at the idea, Annie Alpha remained confident, as she continued to hold her idea. "Look, you can split away from me if you want, but I got a idea that only we can do. You saw how that ape lady was looking extremely mad at us?"
"Yeeeeeees?" The three others all said in unison.
"I think if we use that anger, we could easily get her away from that Shinjin, allowing the others to take him on by themselves while we focus on stalling that Dai lady as long as possible. Mister Saviour Guy, do you think you could get that blue sword lady to join us on this? We'll probably need someone to cut off this Oozaru's tail if our stalling proves to not be enough. Got it?"
With that over with, Majin Annie summoned in all of her strength, jumping up high in the air and leaping directly onto Dai's eye, using the force to bounce as far away from the Castle as possible. It was very much a risky maneuver, but she had to at least try to make this huge battle for the Castle easier. Even if she failed, and the entirety of Central City was turned into rubble, so long as she tried, she was not going to give up.
"When I actually physically speak again, just act surprised. I need you to trust me, okay?" With that out of the way, Annie launched one quick blast into the eye she didn't leap from, as she continued to race through the air, falling further and further away from the force of her bounce, before opening her mouth and finally physically talking once again. "But I'm not leaving yet! I'm not scared of you, evildoer, so do your worst! But you better keep up, cause I am not gonna stop bouncing until you make me!"
WC: 600 Words
PL: 28,000 (Combined Potential Activated this Turn!) 0/310% HP
UT: Planetary Telepathy used to talk with Erebos.
Offensive Light - Cannonball used to attack Dai for 11200 PL (3% relative to Dai if my math is correct). If successful, will try to lure Dai into a split through the Oozaru's anger of the Majin.
Oooo, and there was spicy drama going on between the big cheese of Earth and the shadowmancer, was there? Information to tuck away for now given the circumstances, but taking Amara's relation with both in mind, it was something that might become an issue. The arrival of an overly enthusiastic low-ball Majin didn't do much beyond eliciting a small groan from Amara. She'd tell the walking pink liability to shove off, but all of the mainline hero types thought the same: 'Better to do something than nothing!'. It wasn't a BAD thing, but Amara would prefer to have a clear focus on fighting than trying to prevent some eager beavers from getting vaporized in single shots. Amara spun her blade around impatiently, waiting as the Shinjin went on his malicious tirade about how humans sucked and that Derry also sucked.
Alright, it was a bit more verbose than that, but Amara had boiled it down to the core components at play here. Why they were straight-up ATTACKING was still a mystery up until the green girl spoke up. Shinjin man had purportedly killed the girl's 'good half,' and the nasty bits were what was left behind. Something vague about Derry having screwed her over at some point which, to be fair, was entirely believable. Criminal bosses didn't get very far without playing dirty sometimes... but: "She doesn't seem any older than a teen. What kinda stunts have you been pulling, Derry?" The words were quiet enough so only the pink president himself could hear.
The line of questioning would get interrupted by Dai erupting into a MASSIVE monkey thanks to a sudden power ball! Wait a minute. "Why didn't she just use the moon to-" Looking up, Amara blinked as the sight of a fractured moon greeted her above. "Boy, what the HECK? Derry, why are there MOON SHARDS now? You know what, disregard that, tell me later." Oh right. The Majin from before was put in danger as the giant ape moved to squash her underfoot. Amara had been about to reluctantly go to save her bubblegum behind, but luckily Erebos, in all his infinite wisdom, got to it first. "Cool, thanks!" She'd flash the Demon a quick thumbs-up, not that he was likely to see it amid all the chaos going on.
"Huh?" Bluejin had asked her an odd question: if she was actually a Shinjin. There was probably a lingering scent of holy coming from Amara's fresh body and her magic, which itself had been honed under the tutelage of a very determined deviant lesser Kai. "What's it to ya, pal? Afraid that your jig is up now that the bosses got ya pinned?" With a grand flourish, the thrumming edge of her holoblade pointed straight for Kowlin's neck, Amara's thumb shooting up to make a sliding motion across her neck. "That's right! I know ALL about your laundry list of EVIL DEEDS!" No, she didn't. "And now I'm gonna TAKE YOU DOWN!" No, she probably wasn't. That bit of showboating was interrupted as Erebos called out to her, asking for a takeover to fight the big monkey. And RIGHT after her bullshit speech to Kowlin, too!
"SHEEEESH. I guess since you asked so nicely. Though, hold up a sec." With a blinding flash, the woman's exposed arms and fingers suddenly took on a bright light-blue glow, surges of blue static arcing off her body. Vanishing from her location with blinding speed, Celeste (the Witch, of course) would find her aggressor's sword stopped dead in its' tracks. Covered in a thick layer of electric Ki, Amara caught the demonic blade between two fingers on her free hand, attempting to boot Griselda's stomach with a sharp kick to knock her back a bit. "'Sup lady? Don't think I'll be covering for you again; this was just a one-time gig since I have a really important job to do. Mainly helped because you launched that giga fireball, and it seemed a little rude to get blindsided! Ok, bye."
Vanishing in another burst of speed, Amara would appear at Annie's side with a short huff, the energy fading from her skin. "I would much rather you just, uh, leave? It's super brave of you to come to defend the city and all, for real! Just that you're more of a civilian next to these guys. If you really want to help, evacuating some of the people in the immediate area to ensure they aren't hurt in any crossfire would be real great." Between Erebos' stab and Derry's hook, Oozaru Dai should be occupied long enough for Amara to gear up for her next attack if it was aimed at the Majin's face again. "As much as any help is appreciated, I don't wanna have to worry about your lovely lil face getting turned to mush, you know? Would make it hard to ever attack if I gotta keep covering for someone else."
Amara enters Kinesthetic Charge (UT) for a short time for BIG SPEED
Usumidori's Heavy Blow is intercepted with a Static Shield (20%, 1 KP)
Will follow into the potential split with Annie & Dai if that happens
using magic material to spawn in a platinum dagger
Looking around, Dai had turned into an ape and this brought joy to his face. This was good, now Kowlin could focus on that demon that decided to go all badass on him. Kowlin then had stopped, he felt a familiar ki signature that was present and as he looked it was Celeste. What the hell was she doing here of all place and on top of that... WHY IS SHE ATTACKING HIM!
Fire had been shot straight for him. Kowlin had covered his body and face with his arms. The rocks were burning his clothes and his skin in the process. Burning through the tissue and causing him to drop from the sky as he landed on his feet with his knees bent and being closer to Celeste than from his previous position. He would cough a bit more as the smoke from the fire had entered his lungs. Kowlin was angry, to have someone he actually use to work with do that to him was unforgivable.
Kowlin would fly over to her and spawning in a platinum dagger, he attempted to strike her heart and intending to kill her in the process.
"You would really betray me? You know you can't beat me silly witch."