Sesame stopped as Griselda asked him to stop attacaking. Did they have something to say before they died? Or were they going to beg. Griselda instead noted she just needed a bit of time before she could unleash her full power. Sesame would step away and just sit down looking at Griselda. “You need to unleash your power. I want to see your power. If Usumi is truly gone, then at least have the deceny to try to kill me. Make some sort of sound of a hero. Not that you have some control over your body.” Sesame tapped his fingers, his face twisting into anger. “Since the hero’s of earth beat me, It never been the same. My body burns. The sounds, I am back to hunting them. In a cycle of murdering . That all I can do. Over and over again. Usumi will understand and help me accomplish that. However, you cannot help me at all. Your just a weakling, and your not gonna wanna go on a conquest of murder. So, if Usumi is truly gone. Fight to life. Kill me.” Sesame got up opening his cloak to show the nasty scar that was dripping with holy and demonic ki. As if giving her a giant target to aim at. Then he just waited. He stared her down waiting for her attack.
Post by Tsuya Kusanagi on Dec 7, 2022 12:29:10 GMT -5
Griselda stood at a precipice of disaster. For the longest time, she had relied on Usumi to keep her safe or hide away from threats like this. But now, either he did not care or was unable to. There was no way she'd be able to get a teleport off, and there was likely no way she could keep hiding from the assassin in pink. When it came down t it, she was boned. Those emeralds give the demon another cursory look before looking at her dark blade.
"All this... All this, and I still get dominated by a lone demon? Usumi! What sick game is this!? I don't want to die!" She shouted, perhaps for the first time showing the spark of anger plenty of humans were capable of. Not under the influence of Usumi, it was rare she ever raised her voice like so. Apparently, this would get a stir from the blade. A sudden crack forming on its surface while her hand gripping it shook it a few times.
Then another. Beams of light crested through the sudden openings. This burst of energy seemed to open the newest crackles and chip away at the ebony blade she held dearly to. For Sesame, it wouldn't be so much a holy light as it was one that washed out. One such bright lights start overwhelming the blade the girl who held it, forcing her to cover her eyes with the other arm.
"What?" As if commanded, the blade would cast off the shell of Usumidori in a full glow of white, overcoming even the sun pouring through the shades and lighting the entire subsection of forest in a pure pearl. Sesame would feel it creep up on him, a sudden power unlike what he felt with Usumi. Stronger. Determined. And most importantly, it didn't feel quite like Griselda. Or, to his dismay, Usumi.
As the flash of light fades, a newer, shorter blade remains in her left hand. A pale contrast to the red and blacks of usumi, this blade carried on it a sheen of silvery white and light blue. It flows with that familiar blue glow she previously put on Usumi prior. Alongside this, the blade's power swelled and bolstered its own strength in a sort of presence felt like the turbulent wind to the pair surrounding it.
Griselda's hair flew wildly, a sudden realization washing her confused and worried look away. Her senses are clouded by this blade's strength. But her mind seemed calmed by it, all the same. Maybe this was just the ticket out she needed!
"Was... This what you wanted!?" She'd quickly pull the sword into the sheath of Usumidori, fitting quite easily with some wiggle room. The pink demon had already seen this play out once before, with her storing this blue energy and striking out in one draw. Only, this time, he would be hit with a blade he probably did not like. The streak of blue and white quickly gathered and slashed out at Sesame on demand.
Griselda ascends into... Griselda (x5)?
Griselda will spend 4MP as a part of Second Wind to reduce her total damage by 40%!
Griselda lashes out with a proper Judgement Cut (4KP 70% | 276,500) @ Sesame!
Sesame watched the beam of light that began spread across the blade. Sesame glared in confusion he had only seen anything like this when facing with Fend. Sesame was now in a state of panic with facing this blade. He was not sure what he should do. What made it even worse was Usumi power had risen by a great amount! It was picking up, even if he couldn’t exactly sense the level of power she was rising too. It almost as if he was now facing the opposite of Usumi. A power of light and grace compared to Usumi power of darkness and malice. He didn’t like it one bit. His wound ached with pain, it was too much like Fend. He’d crush her to dust!
Sesame muscles began to bulk up as he unleashed his full power. Sesame was forced to guard himself as the impact of the Judgement cut rained strong. It slashed him up good, the blow ripping into his flesh and sending him rocketing away. Sesame smashed into the ground hard from the blow. For a moment one might assume the battle was over. But Sesame would stagger to his feet his face twisted in pain and rage. This was not right at all. He was going to crush her for this! If Usumi was truly gone, then she could die for all he cared. "Guess, there no point..in letting you live right." Sesame power would rise to its max as he darted forward to attack Griselda! He would rush forward to unleash a triple barrage of sound-enchanted blows. He was planning to end Griselda life once and for all!
Wc:279 Took Judgement Cut 276,500/450,000=61 Percent. Using Heartbeat Ressonace (Max Power Reflavor) Uses that to With Otherworld Training to Fire Three Heart Racer 2kp 40 Percent (Buffed to 50 Percent) Three 225,000 Attacks Heading at Griselda.
Post by Tsuya Kusanagi on Dec 10, 2022 7:21:41 GMT -5
Sesame got angry. Real angry. Did this trigger some sort of trauma? Griselda was fuzzy on the details, but that was definitely the look of a man who had a problem with blades like this. Calling it 'holy' might be a stretch but in this moment it was righteous for the human at least. She went through with the strike even as he shot daggers at her, powered up before her. A quick shout exaggerating the blow.
Not that anyone would be blamed for giving this such a glare. Even the one holding onto this blade was mighty confused. Even as deftly as she wielded it for an absolute strike against the pink demon. It landed, letting out a hiss not too dissimilar to reactive sodium in water. The trail of blue energy spiked at the point of impact that would send him hurling back.
"Hah... What even is this?" In a short stage of delirium, she pulls back her blade and looks it over in detail now. It seemed to be a shorter stock than her other counterpart, something approximating a short katana or a wakizashi. Before she could even read these new engravings on the sides though Sesame had gotten back up. Stumbling to his feet and rushing past the broken brush towards her. He hadn't moved like this before, not in this encounter. The trained earthling could get away with a couple of fades away from the first set of blows. Stepping into the shadow as she had before and porting out of the way. But he was relentless. And she was getting tired, even with this strength.
"N-No!" It was brutal, to be frank. Her blade and technique weren't exactly designed to deal with sonic blasts thrown from a barrage of punches. For every step she tried taking back and block she put up one of these blows would wildly clock her in the face. The shoulder. The stomach. Soon she was covered in welts and new open cuts from the force of this beatdown. She was breathing heavily before he was even halfway through. And with little chance to catch her breath, it would be like that until the last few blows make her weak at the knees.
"Not like this! Please!" No amount of grit or swordsmanship was going to keep her alive. In what she thought was perhaps the last moments of her small life Griselda had only moments to reconsider her choices. Moments that would get interrupted with a few more smashes that threw blood up from her face. The youth's head reels back as she finally falls to the ground, blade tumbling up and away from her as she's laid out in a mess. Some of these fresh wounds were bleeding enough to start staining her clothes from underneath.
"G...ghk..." Choking on her own blood. Struggling for that precious air. Once she got to this state... That blade Sesame seemed to grow an ire for started vanishing. Fading into small sparks of light before disappearing. Where to? His guess would have been as good as Gris's at this point. And from then on, Griselda's power dropped immensely until it felt like...
Nothing. It was all the telltale signs of death fast approaching.
Griselda will Trick Step (2KP 60% Evasive | 237,000) one of the incoming Heartbeat Resonance (225,000). She takes the remaining two as 225,000 (57% + 57%)!
Sesame sent out his overwhelming barrage of strikes. A powerful sequence of sound enchanted blows meant to inflict maximum trauma and crush Griselda into dust. He sent out the strikes forward but the first few were missing. But the balance would eventually break despite her efforts he was able to break his fists through the mass and slam a few strikes right into body of Griselda. That was enough to sent her flying away and inflict what he believed to be lethal damage. He could see her cough out, he could hear her cough out., He could not sense her power and his mind it was because she had died. Maybe in a different time, he would of at least checked to confirm but in his state of craziness, the sharp senses of the assaisan were dulled. Sesame would take in a few deep breaths looking at Griselda prone body for a few moments.
Usumi was gone, he was alone. Sesame grabbed at his head and cackled as he stood over. “It does not matter. I’ll just go hunting alone. I don’t need anyone else. I never needed everyone esle. They always just seem to die on me ain’t that right!” Sesame roared at the heaven’s. Yes, he go to some city and cause chaos on his own terms. He’d turn away from Griselda shielding his face which was disorted with tears. He a kindred soul in Usumi. He respected Usumi. Maybe more. But they were dead. And he was alive. Guess he just have to avenge them by tearing the world asunder. More reason to hunt the sound of a hero and crush it to dust. It was a spark of a hero that laid Usumi to rest. And he was going to bury it. With that motivation, he would stride away from Griselda unaware of their survival.
Wc:314 Twc:2,590 Exit! Fun thread, and a nice conclusion to their Threads together as a whole!
Post by Tsuya Kusanagi on Dec 12, 2022 1:22:56 GMT -5
The youth's vision slowly gets blurred by the loss of blood and physical trauma. Her body rests as those eyes struggle to do anything but close. What sounded like Sesame speaking would fall on muffled ears as they'd only catch some bits of what he said. He was crazed, maybe losing it at the loss of Usumi. They both were in very different ways. Usumi would have the last laugh out of the three of them it would seem. The sword would live on far beyond her own perishing. Even if he was a shell of his former self.
When the void took her, and even Sesame was felt leaving the scene, Griselda could only think about her losing consciousness. Her inability to think. Something pulled on her mind though, like a rope tethering her to the Earth. Despite his best efforts and Griselda's fatal wounds, the blood would stop pooling under her. She still had that advanced regeneration... The wound slowly closed up with due time. She was not dying, not here. By some miracle, she still had that ability. It would become clear very soon as her vision is obscured by beads of red.
Not unlike the piercing eyes of Usumi, they would widen into pupils that stare back at her unconscious mind's eye.
Griselda faints! VERY fun thread! WC: 218 TWC: 3666