The Escapist Avatar Adventure: An Open RP (Now Re-Opened!)

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Diablo1099:
"Oh gods, really?!"

AIM Soldiers

Inuart gulped as the missiles shot straight towards him, and decided that a good defense would be far more productive at the moment instead of offense. After all, he was just playing bait for his soldiers to be able to use the Turret. But this was where Inuart had the benefit of speed on his side of the conflict; and used that to his advantage. He would take his time in dodging about the machine, and trying to hit it from behind to loosen a bolt or some other related bit of machinery. That did not seem to affect the machine, but if anything; it allowed his magic to recharge between blasts. Realizing that his attacks would do nothing; Inuart leaped onto the mech, and landed on the top of the damn thing. He would have stabbed through the glass, but a jerk from the mech made him hold onto the thing for dear life.

David West
Once Devon was down, David snapped out of the trance the Not!Author put him under, exclaiming "What the hell just happened? I mean...I fired but....Sorry..."
He checked his M500's ammo, 3 shots were fired.
"Right....Who'd I shoot?" He asked, unaware of what he did under Not!Devon's influence or that Ella was still around.

Dimension: Avatar Adventures Universe

Location: Corrupted Forest | Corrupted Temple of Light | South America
Time: Nighttime | January 1st

Not!Rugal!
Jake let out a giant sigh as Not!Rugal was defeated. He sheathed his sword before falling to one knee, hand upon his chest. "Ow fuck that really hurts..." he groaned before glancing back at Teri. "Oh shit, here we go..."

Jake crawled closer to the crying girl, making sure not to touch her before lying up against the tree she was curled up under. "Hey Teri... Thanks for saving my arse. Your powers helped out so much in that battle. I'm only wondering one thing, how did Rugal get his eyes back? And why would he turn against us, he knows we need to defeat Dark Tomoya, wasn't he sprouting off that he was the only one of us strong enough to beat the archangel?" Jake said softly to the girl, coughing a bit as he finished. His fingers probed his ribs, but he couldn't feel any breaks. He decided he was still winded now the adrenaline had stopped.

"Why are we here Teri? Why did we enter the AA, rather than just force reset it from outside and be done with it? Ow fuck I hope I stop hurting in a minute..."

bluerocker:
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Kalastryn noticed something that wasn't right about the Rugal they had just taken down... she then asked Caim a simple question, but the reasoning seemed out of reach. "you can communicate with the dragon above us correct? Forgive me for asking but could you ask them to come to our current location, on ground level... I have something I need to test on "Rugal's" body... that I will be needing her help for. Or rather... a drop of her blood for." she said pulling out an empty vial no larger than her thumb. "You see, there is a certain spell I need, but I can't simply rest for a while and obtain it from a book or anything, I could only exchange the ability to cast one of my spells for another every three days... any more attempts could destroy me... with the exception of if I drink any quantity of a dragon's blood, then I can switch them at any time for the next 24 hours. I know it's a bit much for a stranger to ask you for, but keep in mind there is a very good reason for it." she said... then chuckled a little at the irony that they have a vampire in their group and SHE'S the one asking for blood!

Dimension: Avatar Adventures Universe

Location: Corrupted Forest | Corrupted Temple of Light | South America
Time: Nighttime | January 1st

Not!Rugal!

Teri shook a little and shook her head, "I don't know, Jake. I really don't know why he attacked, or why he said those terrible things, or why he could see! I don't know! It just happened so quickly, and the next thing I know, I'm calling up Water Elementals and swords and dogs and..... He wasn't kidding."

"'He wasn't kidding' about what?"

"'The first kill is satisfying' he said, right before we jumped here. And I think he's right. For just a moment, I felt strong and unstoppable when I cut off his head. I'm a little worried, Jake. What if that is a sign that I'm going crazy too?"

Her head remained buried in her knees for a moment, and then she said, "As for your second question... I kind of came on a mission. Right before we left, we were visited by Lucifer. It was really scary, seeing the Morning Star before me. He told me that we've been abusing resets, and that I needed to make sure we didn't use them wantonly. Apparently, according to him, I can keep people in check, or something like that; and even God believes in me on this mission... But that doesn't stop me from doubting me. I just killed a man out of spite, Jake. What morals do I have?"

Dimension: Avatar Adventures Universe

Location: Corrupted Forest | Corrupted Temple of Light | South America
Time: Nighttime | January 1st

Not!Rugal!

"Keep people in check... Yeah, you can. You're our morals, the guiding light I reckon. Rugal is a dangerous foe and even worse ally, don't feel bad we killed him. His eyes stood out, how did he get them back? Rigal ain't the kinda guy to hid that, it annoyed him greatly being blind, something's off there. That thing attacked you, that didn't hurt your morals to fight back, and don't worry about being crazy, we all are in some little way. And how many times do I have to tell you, little Teri? Believe in the me that believes in you, and you will be unstoppable! Even if I have to beat that into ya!"

Jake's hand dropped to the ground by Teri. "Hey Teri. When you get up, can you pull me up too? I'm still hurting from playing silly buggers with that tree..."

Caim frowned at the notion but relented, "I'll ask, but I cannot guarantee anything."

There was a moment of silence from the warrior; to which we, the readers shall get a glimpse....

He looked back to Kalastryn when the conversation ended, and nodded, "She's coming, but it'll be safe to say that you will need to go back to the entrance of this clearing. She doesn't want to change to her human form until you collect the blood. Jake, keep a watch on things... Teri... Good job with the spells. You fought Rugal Bernstein and kept him from laying a hand on you. That is not a feat one can commonly attest to."

As the warrior and tiefling left the area, Teri couldn't help but feel another knot of guilt twist in her stomach, "Please don't remind me..."

However, Jake's musings about her being a guiding light made her laugh, "PFFT! You gotta be kidding me. But... Mr. Bernstein was my friend; even if was kind of a jerk. I guess I kind of latched onto him because he promised not to hurt me when I was having a freakout and thought Bruiser was on the ship. He didn't treat me like I was going to break, even though I had plenty of issues to go around. And during shifts in the Med-Bay; I will admit I enjoyed the company..."

She sniffed a little, "Maybe it's safe to say that I hoped I could bring out a little bit of good in him every once in a while. Everyone has a little bit, I think. Even Bru- No, that'll be a maybe.

You know how much he fakes being tough? It's crazy! The man was as stubborn as a mule; even after getting beaten to hell and back. So... Yeah. That's how it was. I mean, what should I have expected? Him becoming a hero? I really am childish."

captcha: cheese steak

Damn am I hungry...

Character Sheet Repost pt 1

Our charactersheets have literally been clogging up the Front page of the group and causing it to crash. Thus, Me and Diablo decided that posting here, and linking to the post specifically will allow some of the clutter to be cleaned up.

Happy RPing.

Another Note: Poor Teri's spell list is getting cut off, so I'm splitting and reposting here.

Characters of bluerocker: Caim and Angelus, Ton Ton, and Teri

Color Codes for Speech:
Caim = Dark Blue
Angelus = Dark Red
Sword = #7C75AB
Comet = Indigo

bluerocker:
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as Kalastryn enters the clearing and Angelus descends into it, Kala bows her head and does a quick pin prick with a scalpel she took from Teri's medical bag, puts the vial to the extremely small wound, and then... bottoms up. she starts to glow very, very faintly blue. "thank you, if I'm right about this assumption then it could help with numerous similar situations if there are any."

and done. Again you have my apologies, anyhow, I hope this wasn't a waste of time and that I happen to be correct. making their way back to Teri and "Rugal's" body, she waves her hand and the body vaporizes in a plume of smoke. "I figured as much... the "Rugal Bernstein" you saw before you was an impostor crafted by the corruption's magic to deceive and destroy us. At least now we have a trump card against such an attack. Tell me if anyone is acting suspicious to you and I'll toss a dispel magic their way, If they don't disappear to oblivion, then they are the real deal." Kalastryn then looked to Teri "Your not childish by the way, Mr. Bernstein doesn't look at all like the heroic type. However, he'd probably never lash out at you as this impostor had, your right in your assumption that EVERYONE has good in them... except maybe Tomoya because that's why were here, but you get the point. she said with a smile to try and cheer Teri up a little.

Character Sheet Repost, pt 2

Dimension: Avatar Adventures Universe

Location: Corrupted Forest | Corrupted Temple of Light | South America
Time: Nighttime | January 1st

"A fake..? Well, I would be lying if I didn't say that was a relief..."

She forced herself up from the ground, helping Jake up along the way, and wiped her eyes, "Okay... Thank you Kalastryn, Caim, Angelus; for putting the matter at ease. I'm sorry you had to deal with me being, well... Me during that fight. I will try to remain stronger from henceforth.."

The dragon-turned-human rolled her eyes at the notion, and waved the girl over, "If what Caim told me was true, you are doing well as is. Come now; perhaps we should all rest a little before going on. I'll build us a small fire..."

The Cleric smiled at the thought, and tugged at Jake's arm, "Come on, let's get ourselves toasty..."

Dimension: Avatar Adventures Universe

Location: Corrupted Forest | Corrupted Temple of Light | South America
Time: Nighttime | January 1st

"Hey, we're in strange times kiddo. Any port in a storm, and Blind Rugal is a pretty strong port eh? Be you and never be anything else Teri. Ahh, thanks for helping me up."

And then Teri dropped her afwul pun.

"'Let's get toasty?' Oh gods thats hilarious, I'm holding you to that, hahahahahaaa!"

Sitting down around the small fire Angelus created, Jake pulled a small flask out and took a swig. He offered it to Teri first. "Glenfiddich scotch whiskey, best single malt out there. The flask is self refilling, and this might just ease your nerves. Oi Caim, do you drink Scotch?"

Dimension: Avatar Adventures Universe

Location: Corrupted Forest | Corrupted Temple of Light | South America
Time: Nighttime | January 1st

Kyre | Mark | Tajuh: Drop Group #2

Tajuh sighed and grinned inwardly to himself. If this succubus thought her Allure would instantly work on him, there was something that he thought could help with that.

"No hard feelings." He lunged and went for a strike on the same exact knee that had been horribly fucked up earlier.


David | Elena | Kud | Riki | Saya | Slindis: Drop Group #3
vs.
Not!Alashi | Not!Devon

By this point, Slindis had had enough of this talk. When Ella was still recovering, she pounced on the succubus and pinned her to the ground with her offhand rapier piercing through the succubus' sternum like it was tinfoil for the resistance that it provided. "You have no right to be saying those things, whore. Now go back to hell where you belong." If Saya looked over at the paladin now, she would see the unbridled fury that was coursing through the knight.

Meanwhile, Devon coughed weakly as he bled out. "...good job fucking it up, shit for brains...now you just killed the knight and her daughter..." One last smirk was accompanied by the man flipping her off with both hands as the light fled from his eyes.


Kurumu | Puce | Melethia | Rugal: Drop Group #4
vs.
Not!Slindis | Not!Teri

The acid from the girl's injury kept eating at the stitches being used to try and patch the girl up. "...was I not a good enough daughter?...Kurumu, I think you won the bet..." These were the last words she spoke before losing consciousness.


Slindis parried the feeble attacks from the succubus and pierced one lung with her offhand rapier while gutting the illusion with the second. "You'll be seeing your mistress and her lover soon." Having rid herself of the last problem, she made her way to the camp.


Aftan | Alashi (Ella) | Altea | Akane | Cadolbolg | Devon | Ton Ton: Group #5
vs.
Not!Angelus | Not!Caim

He laughed at her response. "I'll take you out to dinner after this, if that's what you want!" The song Devon was playing served to inspire all his allies that could hear it as he got a bit closer to Caim and Angelus.

Devon began to Inspire Courage in all his allies, making it harder for them to be scared or charmed and increasing their attack at the same time

Avatar Adventure
Location: The Corrupted Forest
Time: Night

BlackHarte | Armageddon | Nessaj

BlackHarte cross his arms and leaned back in his chair as he stared at the game board. Black and ivory pieces littered both sides. This was by far the most harrowing game of Chess he had ever played, and his opponent someone so intelligent that no human player had ever come close to matching his strategic intellect.

The Technomorph put down his hands on the table and laughed, "I concede! You got me! Good showing, shall we go at it again?"

Armageddon gave a gruff grunt and nodded his head, quickly moving his mouth to reset the pieces. Nessaj sat in the corner by himself, woefully stuffing his armor with what sweets he could find, evidently still overwrought with his sudden sense of insignificance.

Taking the time between games, BlackHarte looked out the airship window at the moon and the stars, "To answer your earlier question Armageddon, a maiden's heart is a fragile thing...

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Kyre | Not!Kurumu | Mark | Tajuh

...it is something that jumps between states of affection, love, obsession, and hate. It's something best not toyed with," Kyre had dropped Talon to the ground when Kurumu promised to stay with her forever. And for a good while, Kyre was perfectly fine with that, to be lost in her warm embrace and smooth skin, to be around that tantalizing sweetness. It would have been an experience beyond pleasure. Her hands fondled the stumps of what were once leathery wings before dropping from them and to her sides.

"Allure...?" she said suddenly, pushing Kurumu away slightly so that she could see the Succubus fully with her emerald eyes, "...but I want you to myself."

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Red Mage | Titania

Two Ragna Blades crashed into each other in the dark storm clouds over the temple of light. Chaos lashed out at each of the combatants. The wind blew furiously, and the sky wept acidic tears that burned the skin and eyes of both RM and Titania. Yet neither relented.

"Why would you think that little girl would help you with anything!?" Titania screamed over the roar of thunder.

Red Mage replied after pressing on harder with his blade of darkness, "Her love, I will exploit her affection for the Succubus. That will drive her into the Sea of Chaos."

"You know that love is a fickle thing, it has the power to persuade people into selfless deeds, but it also has the power to turn someone into a envious monster. Alas, it is just another roll of the dice, as is everything, and you bid thy hopes on...

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Kyre | Not!Kurumu | Mark | Tajuh

"madness."

It tasted awful, her guts tasted awful. Soft, warm, and slick, they hung from her teeth like string and sinew. They slid between her hands, between her fingers, leaving the foul stench everywhere. Kyre chewed slowly and dug deeper... there was the liver, the pancreas, the gallbladder, the stomach and the intestines. Yet they didn't taste the same, not the same at all.

She bit down again and felt the soft meat spread warm blood through her mouth, bitter, salty, and not sweet at all. At most it tasted a bit like molten cream.

Then suddenly the cold night air hit her in the face again, her love had stumbled backwards, clutching her abdomen to stop her intestines from falling out any further than they already had. Yet she couldn't get far, Kyre had her hand tightened around Kurumu's womb, and her nails dug deep.

"You said you wouldn't leave me..." she swallowed, "I'll make it so we will never part again." Kyre looked up at Kurumu, her eyes dull, calm, and serious, "I will devour you."

Kyre rolls 17 for intimidation.

bluerocker:
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Kalastryn felt comforted by the heat of the fire on such a dark night, not that lighting was an issue, but rather the weight of the mental burdens. Altea and Akane not having returned yet was on her mind, but even more pressing were the clones they had encountered... after all, if there was someone who looked like her screwing people over, it wouldn't spell well for her conscience knowing someone died assuming SHE killed them. then a thought struck her, surely if the jungle had been so wise to use such a trick, they couldn't be the only ones in this scenario. she got up from the group and said. "you can take your rests if you wish, but I figured since I could make myself so useful against these impostors, I should find the other drop groups and see if they've come into a similar scenario. If you think the impostor Rugal was bad... I've fought beside two of the people who were on the airship, and honestly, they could be a lot worse, especially if the jungle could mimic their equipment. then anyone who comes across an impostor of either of them would be Right F**ked!" she said as she started a quick, but alert and cautious stroll through the jungle towards group #4. After a long period of time she arrives to see Melethia unconscious and bleeding on the floor.

bluecrimson:
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she ran over to Melethia and asked what the hell happened. but it wasn't really any use considering she's unconscious. she could still feel some warmth on Mele's skin, signifying she's still alive she got up and wondered where the hell Slindis is, and more importantly who did this to her, she picks up Melethia's unconscious body and starts a haste filled walk back to Teri and the others. probably going to meet Caim and Teri on the way back, as she assumed they wouldn't let her go alone.

Dimension: Avatar Adventures Universe

Location: Corrupted Forest | Corrupted Temple of Light | South America
Time: Nighttime | January 1st

Around the Campfire

Teri shrugged, and took a small sip of the stuff. She nearly spat it out, but swallowed it all the same, the burning of the alcohol nearly making her gag.

"UGH! This is awful! How do you manage, Jake?!"

Caim smirked as he grabbed a sip for himself, swallowing the bit he drank like a champ. Nodding with approval, he handed the flask back to Jake, "Very smooth. I like it."

The little group sat quietly as the fire provided a bit of comfort, and then Kalastryn walked off after giving a spiel about their allies and saving them. With a slight sigh; Caim got up from the fire and pointed at Angelus, "You stay here and watch the boy. Aftan and Akane could return at any time; and we don't want to lead them astray. Healer, come with me."

The dragon gave a serious nod to her pact partner before he and Teri wandered after Kalastryn. As they did, Caim changed to Reaper's Scythe and prepared for the worst.

"How many of those water elementals or summons do you have left?"

"6. However, doing so burns my attempts at turning fire things or undead; and I want to keep the undead ones ready. So... Two."

"Anything else?"

"A shielding spell, the longsword, and two spells to create fog. But I burn the former two, I can't heal anymore; so I've been stingy."

Caim nodded, "Either way, you have use yet. Prepare that staff of yours. You're going to need it if you run out of spells."

Aftan | Alashi (Ella) | Altea | Akane | Cadolbolg | Devon | Ton Ton: Group #5
vs.
Not!Angelus | Not!Caim

Ton Ton struggled to get a proper view of the Fake! duo when he saw Caim standing from the dragon. Readying his blade, he jumped high into the air, and was ready to bring his sword down on Ton Ton and Ella.

Avatar Adventure
Location: The Corrupted Forest
Time: Night

Not!Kurumu | Kyre | Mark | Tajuh

Kyre rolled a 15 for Sanity Check

Kyre licked Not!Kurumu's sternum lovingly before biting down through her flesh and bone. For a human, her teeth and jaws were remarkably strong... monstrous even. The blood streamed down from her mouth and down her face, dripping and coalescing in a dark spreading pool across the dusty roof.

As she chewed through Not!Kurumu's chest, the Succubus placed her claws on the back of her head, preparing to press those claws through her brilliant red hair and end the creature's pitiful life. Then she lost all the feeling in her arms.

The thing about trying to endure pain for an extended period of time was that eventually you lose the ability to recognize new pain. Everything just blended together eventually, and while Kyre was burying herself between Kurumu's chest, her hands had snaked from her abdomen and pushed aside much of her internal organs and found their way to her spinal chord. It was simple to break her spine, and sever all her connection with the rest of her body.

Not!Kurumu's body fell limp and collapsed backwards onto the ceiling and Kyre fell onto of her, working her merry way toward the Succubus' fragile, still beating heart. Then Kyre raised herself from the wreck of a body and smiled, "I knew you weren't the same... you taste too much like shit. Too much like a beast." Yet the Anti-Mage placed her hands on the Succubus's chest and parted it forcefully. A sickening crunch later, her heart and lungs were exposed to the cold night air, and the beating of her heart quickened in pace. Working away behind the soft velvet of her lungs. "Yet all the same, I want you..."

Kyre smiled and cupped her hands around the beating heart before lowering her mouth to it, "(I hate liars.)" It was a final farewell in her native tongue before she bit down into the doppelganger's heart, tearing a hole in the tough stringy muscle and letting the blood flow out of it and into the open chest cavity.

The Anti-Mage merely sat there afterward, covered in the hot blood and staring at the broken corpse that lay before her. The moonlight skies above began to rain, not the cold harsh rain of a winter's night, but a warm rain, as if the sky was crying. For these teardrops from heaven above mixed with Kyre's own as they washed away the blood of the mimic, leaving behind only the smooth white skin and shattered bones.

Then she collapsed into it's broken embrace, crying.

Dimension: Avatar Adventures Universe

Location: Corrupted Forest | Corrupted Temple of Light | South America
Time: Nighttime | January 1st

Angelus | Caim | Jake | Kalastryn | Kokoa | Teri: Drop Group #1
vs.
Not!Rugal

Teri gave Kokoa a blank stare for a moment and stuttered, "Excuse me? Look, I understand I broke down back there, but I had just thought I killed somebody important to me! Sue me if I get a little upset!"

Clearly, she was still a bit on edge after the incident with the False Rugal; which led Kokoa to wonder why the girl cared about the Cartel Lord so much. He was a dick, at least in Kokoa's eyes.

Caim only shook his head in disdain, "Look, little vampire, Kalastryn wandered off. If you're here to help us find her again, that'd be great. Otherwise, antagonizing the Healer will slow us down. Are you here to help or not?"

Back at the Campfire

Angelus played with the fire with a lazy finger, making the flame swirl and dance at her will as Jake silently sipped his drinks. After another moment of being idle, the dragon looked up from her work and asked, "Is that beverage particularly strong? I'd hate to see you lose your life due to drunken impairment..."

Aftan | Alashi (Ella) | Altea | Akane | Cadolbolg | Devon | Ton Ton: Group #5
vs.
Not!Angelus | Not!Caim

The false Caim gritted his teeth as the blade in his hands disappeared, and he fell to the ground. His pact-strengthened legs were used to the distance; so his landing was not painful. Calling in a new sword to his hands (Red Fear), he pointed at the Succubus with furrowed eyes.

"Come and get it, whore."


The last thing Ton Ton saw before hitting the ground was the explosion of the metal turtle beside Angelus' face. Yellow eyes widening in horror, Ton Ton screamed for his fallen friend, "CADOLBOLG! AUGH!"

When ground met Tonberry, Ton Ton gasped in pain as the drop left him seeing stars. However, like all of their race, Ton Ton was resilient. Although he ached, nothing was broken; although he couldn't move properly, his muscles were fine. But the pain remained all too clear for the little creature. He watched helplessly as the false Caim and Angelus began attacking his allies.

"I gotta move... I gotta move..."

That was when a dark chuckle and a large shadow towered over him. The false Angelus had moved her immense head over the little lizard, and grinned with nasty pointed teeth, "A snack... How convenient. Try not to struggle too much, it'll only make it worse."

As the maw moved down over Ton Ton, the lizard gripped his knife carefully as the tongue snaked around him and began to lift him into her mouth. When the jaws started to close, Ton Ton's plan came to action, and he drove the knife deep into the Dragon's Tongue. An unholy shriek filled the area as the beast began to shake it's head from side to side in pain.

A.I. Vermilion | Dmitri: Dmitri's Home

"We were speaking of something before we were interrupted. Forgive me but in this limited form, I have already needed to purge my RAM, clearing out our previous conversation."[/quote]

Dimitri shook his head, and kept his attention to his books, "Pardon my course language, but it is irrelevant for the moment. Her vitals are picking up again. She has not completely recovered from the shock of that event..."

With a sigh, he said, "Forgive me... My home almost comes crashing down on me has made me a little testy. Speak."

Dimension: Avatar Adventures Universe

Location: Corrupted Forest | Corrupted Temple of Light | South America
Time: Nighttime | January 1st


Kyre | Mark | Tajuh: Drop Group #2

After seeing Kyre killing the woman, Tajuh went and picked the princess up along with the dissipating body of the false Kurumu. "There you go, dear... Just let it all out." Since the clone was eliminated, Mark was freed from the allure and he could see the bizarre sight of the relatively callous man doing his best to be a father figure to Kyre.


David | Elena | | Saya | Slindis: Drop Group #3
vs.
Not!Ella | Not!Devon

Slindis took a great deal of time to calm down after the two left, but from how Saya crushed Devon's skull, it was clear that he was dead. So why was she still alive? There was an eerie silence as the paladin wiped her blade clean and checked her leg armor, which had held up under the shots.

"...someone check on Riki and Kud. NOW!" David might be able to mistake this as Slindis barking orders, but Saya could see that Slindis was putting on a mask that was starting to crack.


Kurumu | Puce | Melethia | Rugal: Drop Group #4
vs.
Not!Slindis | Not!Teri

Puce could see that even with the stitches there wasn't all too much that he could do. If nothing else, he could see that the illusionary Slindis knew how to kill. By far, these were the worst injuries that he had seen in a long time.

However, when Kalastryn tried to run with her, the mere act of being grabbed caused the girl to thrash around, reopening the stitched wounds and causing her to fall to the ground. And the scream had drawn the Fake Slindis' attention, and she came over to the group looking like she was on a nice jaunt instead of having destroyed three of Kurumu's illusions.

"For harboring multiple succubi and the murderer of millions of humanoids, I sentence you all to death. Make your final peace, because this will be over swiftly." Puce luuked into Slindis' eyes and saw absolutely no remorse in them, only the ice-cold stare of someone that wasn't going to stop until she slaughtered each and every one of them.


Aftan | Alashi (Ella) | Altea | Akane | Cadolbolg | Devon | Ton Ton: Group #5
vs.
Not!Angelus | Not!Caim

When Ton-Ton stabbed the mouth multiple times, she roared in pain and thrashed around, causing the blood and spit soaked Tonberry to fly out. Devon saw the little guy that was a bit dazed from the thrashing and picked him up to give him a pep talk. "Come on, Ton-Ton, you can do this! I understand that fighting those two doesn't feel right, but think of Teri. What would happen if they were to attack her? If nothing else, think of that. I'll touch you up, so let's get this done." The stuffed warrior noticed that although he wasn't repaired, the man had cleaned him up which bolstered his morale a bit.

Devon cast Prestidigation! It can do many minor effects, cleaning up Ton-Ton in this case.

Rugal
Rugal watched on at Puce and Kurumu tended to Melethia, it was clear she didn't have much time left.
Then Not!Slindis appeared and a plan formed.
He shook his head at the copy and tutted lightly.
"You want to know what I find strange? The fact that for all his power, all his men, all his ego, Tomoya would rather kill innocent people rather then look for a challenge. It was Tomoya who made you, was it not?" He asked as he stepped between the fake and the group, trying to draw aggro away from them.
"Still, a fight with a rather poor imitation of years of training and experience would be a better fight then anything your so called "Master" could ever provide." He taunted as he cracked his neck.
"Show me everything you have to offer...." He finished before motioning for the imposter to "Bring it".
As per tradition, Combat Music!

Rugal and Not!Slindis

The paladin laughed dryly as she layered multiple defensive spells to mitigate the damage of elemental effects and make her harder to hi. "Oh, Rugal Bernstein. Is it not enough that you're envious of the gods, but you have to lust over the abilities of their servants as well? No matter what you do, to me you'll always be that crotchety old horse that I first saw in the Everfree Forest on one of your many attempts to escape. You relied on me to aid you then, so how should being a human change the inevitable result?"

She began the fight with a few rapid thrusts of her rapier, aiming to force the brisk sh*thouse to the side so he could pick off the people that he was guarding - including the mortally wounded Melethia. From what he saw, Slindis hadn't been lying when she had said a bear would be no problem for her.

Rugal and Not!Slindis
"If that really was the case, Then why did you cast so many defensive spells?" Rugal smirked before the fight began.
Off the bat, He brought up his Slashing Aura and used it to parry her attacks, sparks flying on impact with his hands and feet.
The second he got a opening, he smashed a elbow into the clone's face to break her guard and go on the offensive, going with several sword-like swings of his arms and legs, switching up between high and low attacks in a bid to keep her guess and hopefully land another hit.

Dimension: Avatar Adventures Universe

Location: Corrupted Forest | Corrupted Temple of Light | South America
Time: Nighttime | January 1st

Drop Group #2: Kyre | Mark | Tajuh vs. Not!Kurumu

He nodded at the information. 'Mark, we need to rendezvous with the others. If so many came after us three, they haven't been unscathed. It'll be a long night, but it's what we will have to do." Tajuh continued to rub the girl's back as he moved through the forest, listening for any signs of combat.


Drop Group #3: David | Elena | Kud | Riki | Saya | Slindis vs. Not!Ella | Not!Devon

Slindis merely gave out the order again. "Where are Riki and Kud?! Someone, head to their tent!" The tone the paladin used showed she was more than a bit on edge.


Drop Group #4: Caim | Kalastryn | Kokoa | Kurumu | Puce | Melethia | Rugal | Teri vs. Not!Slindis | Not!Teri

She jumped out of the quicksand, fighting the two equally. It would take far more than that to catch her off guard. In the middle of her combat, she touched her left arm and pointed at the energy conduit, coating his arms with a slick grease while another stab from one of her rapiers lit the grease on fire. on rugal's part, she continued with the swift jabs, trying to pick his defense apart.


Drop Group #5: Aftan | Alashi (Ella) | Altea | Akane | Cadolbolg | Devon | Ton Ton vs. Not!Angelus | Not!Caim

Devon looked up at Angelus, just now noticing that maybe being noticed by the big fuckoff dragon was a bad idea. "Whoa whoa whoa, Hold up! My meat's real stringy and tough. Plus, I come from the Southwest. Would you want indigestion?" He did his best to dodge the attacks, aided a bit by small gusts of wind.

Dimension: Avatar Adventures Universe

Location: Corrupted Forest | Corrupted Temple of Light | South America
Time: Nighttime | January 1st

Drop Group #4: Caim | Kokoa | Teri vs. Not!Slindis | Not!Teri

Caim's face remained stoic for a moment, and then he looked away, "You needed only say that you were checking in on the Healer, and I would have relented. As for why I accept you; you are the same as you were before you exposed yourself. You have not tried to kill us, and aided in protecting my Author. Your guise may have been 'Gabrielle' and your appearance is different; but that does not change that you remain at our sides. I'm not picky when it comes to allies. I'll leave the moral quandaries to those who care about them."

Teri listened to all of this, and bit her lip anxiously, and said, "I'm fine Kokoa. We've more important things to deal with than me at the moment..."

Drop Group #5: Aftan | Alashi (Ella) | Altea | Akane | Cadolbolg | Devon | Ton Ton vs. Not!Angelus | Not!Caim

Ton Ton gave his thanks, and an eerie black shadows started swirling out from the Lantern,

"Thanks! Now I know for sure; these aren't the real Caim and Angelus. They're not so stupid! Or mean for that matter... Devon, I need your help with something! I need time to charge up the Chef's Knife; do you think you can keep these guys off my back while I do that? I know it sounds crazy, but it's really powerful! TRUST ME!"

That was when Devon dodged a homing fire, and Ton Ton began to concentrate on his attack...


The false Caim only smiled, and as he dodged the Succubus's attack, he said, "It's not a matter of compensation,"

Their weapons locked for a moment, and broke away, only for Caim to thrust the Steel-Cutting Blade at the woman, "She is utility. War is not fair, it is not kind. It envies and boasts, as you do now..."

Dmitri's Home: A.I. Vermilion | Dmitri

"Perhaps there is something that I can do to assist you? I would hate to see the first construct that I have had a chance to converse with be rendered homeless." The Red Hooded A.I. said as she stood up and waited for instructions on what she could do to assist.

Dimitri continued running his hands over different floating books, and frowned, "I do not know if I can do anything about this, let alone you; and I mean that in the kindest way... It's just that as I am a construct of the Madam, if she goes down, I do as well. The most I can do is prevent this place from falling apart while she's not looking..."

Rugal
Puce's attempts to slow Slindis down didn't seem to be working as Rugal went back on defence, summoning up a Dark Barrier on his forearm to act as a shield.
During a larger swing, He did a motion like a back hand and smashed the shield in the drow's face before following up with a quick back kick to her torso, knocking her back several feet.
But thanks to her armour, she was mostly unharmed, Rugal would need to get rid of it in order to get anywhere.

Dimension: Avatar Adventures Universe

Location: Corrupted Forest | Corrupted Temple of Light | South America
Time: Nighttime | January 1st

Drop Group #4: Caim | Kalastryn | Kokoa | Kurumu | Puce | Melethia | Rugal | Teri vs. Not!Slindis | Not!Teri

Slindis was slightly dazed by the attack, but came back in swinging with the rapiers chipping at the dark barrier. Rugal's Dark Barrier could defend against a lot, but when it was rapidly attacked with a weapon that was searching for any vulnerability it could find, it could only hold for so long. meanwhile, her thrusts aimed at Puce continued, also aiming at tiring that man out.

Her plan was simple yet effective: Fight them both, make them waste their energy, then pick one off. It was reliant on her being able to hold out, but the total amount of movement in her attacks was very little compared to the two there. And if something did happen, she could always use Lay on Hands to restore an enormous chunk of her energy.


Drop Group #5: Aftan | Alashi (Ella) | Altea | Akane | Cadolbolg | Devon | Ton Ton vs. Not!Angelus | Not!Caim

Devon nodded to Ton-Ton "Hmm, that sounds like it could work. Count on me, little man!" The author began playing an old song that was reminiscent of one Inuart had played far too many times back before he had made the pact.

"I don't know why you're wasting your time with him. After all, I'm an author. I could go and write you out of existence if I wanted with a simple 'rocks fall, everyone dies' or some contrived bullshit like that. Why worry about anyone else here?" Between the two, it could test the patience of even Furiae.

Rugal
Rugal's Dark Barrier soon cracked and he was back to parring with his Slashing Aura.
It was then he saw the fire-storm Puce was sending her way and an idea formed.
He let it seem like his defence was fading, stumbling steps, longer recovery, enough to make it seem like she was winning.
Once again, when she over-committed to a attack, He managed to grab her by the chest-plate and used his superior strength to throw her into the swarm of Fire-butterflies.
For good measure, he began gathering energy for a Kaiser Wave should she escape.

Avatar Adventure
Location: The Corrupted Forest
Time: Night

Kyre | Tajuh | Mark

She wept openly and clung to Tajuh as he carried her through the forest. Her chainmail rang out like windchimes with every step, and the trees around them bent over and moved out of the way for the trio. The shedding of leaves filled the rainy air, crimson and emerald, drifting alongside the blue moonlight.

Mark's words didn't reach the girl, now secluded in her own little world trying to rationalize what she just did. Her words were quiet, but she did speak eventually, after the group was well into their journey, "Why did I kill her..."

It seemed to be less of a question and more of assurance that indeed, she had killed her first and only friend in this plane.

"How much did I do before she died... did I violate her, devour her... Why did I do that..." Talon and Fang rang against each other in their sheaths, letting out a long mournful chime, almost akin to the knelling of church bells.

Eventually she did fall asleep, and that night Kyre dreamed of home, her tree, her spire, and most of all, the twin moons that lit her night sky.

Dimension: Avatar Adventures Universe

Location: Corrupted Forest | Corrupted Temple of Light | South America
Time: Nighttime | January 1st

Drop Group #5: Aftan | Alashi (Ella) | Altea | Akane | Cadolbolg | Devon | Ton Ton vs. Not!Angelus | Not!Caim

Fake!Caim was surprised by the punch to the face; and was knocked back by the Succubus' surprise attack. When she moved to attack with the Kama again, he rolled away to dodge. When he found himself on his feet, he winced at the sound of the horrid, familiar song, and yelled to the dragon; "Get that bard to shut up! I don't give a damn if this is breaking cover! That's torture!"

The angry dragon could only reply with another volley of fire at the bard. As Devon did his best to hang on; Ton Ton could feel that his attack was charging a little faster than usual... Was it... It was! It was almost ready! And Ton Ton knew exactly which being to use it on!

"Hey dragon! Still hungry?!"

He shook his tail mockingly; "I guess I'll be the one meal that got away, huh?"

The dragon growled at these sentiments, and moved to swallow up the Tonberry again...

Drop Group #4: Caim | Kalastryn | Kokoa | Kurumu | Puce | Melethia | Rugal | Teri vs. Not!Slindis | Not!Teri

Teri nodded, "Secret's safe with me! Promise. Hmn... I don't see Kalastryn anywhere. I hope she's alright..."

Caim grunted, "If she has the balls to attack a fake Rugal, then I don't think we need to worry too much..."

Teri couldn't help but grimace a little at the thought of that encounter. Even if it was a fake, the fact that it could impersonate one of their own and rend her in the state she was in was.... Terrifying.

Dmitri's Home: A.I. Vermilion | Dmitri

Dimitri's usually stoic face softened at the gesture, and he smiled a little: "How kind.. Ms. Vermilion; if there was anything I could do to aid you for this, please name it, and I will do my best to manage."

Disasterchild:

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Dimension: Avatar Adventures Universe

Location: Corrupted Forest | Corrupted Temple of Light | South America
Time: Nighttime | January 1st

Kyre | Tajuh | Mark

The man stroked Kyre's hair as he made his way through the forest. "Kyre, don't worry. Kurumu's alive and well. The thing you fought there was a falsehood." Due to the moonless sky, it was easy to ignore the man as he cradled the girl while they walked through the forest.


Drop Group #3: David | Elena | Kud | Riki | Saya | Slindis vs. Not!Ella | Not!Devon

Slindis followed after Elena, aiming to see where the tracks went.


Drop Group #4: Caim | Kalastryn | Kokoa | Kurumu | Puce | Melethia | Rugal | Teri vs. Not!Slindis | Not!Teri

When she was thrown into the firestorm, it looked like she was done...

However, that hope was squelched as she walked out of the inferno with only a few burn marks on her armor. "Impressive showmanship. However, that's all it was!" However, that's when the Kaiser wave went straight for her. Although most of the damage was avoided, the plating on the left leg had taken a severe blow. Undaunted, she continued fighting the two only slightly worn out from the two giving their all.


Drop Group #5: Aftan | Alashi (Ella) | Altea | Akane | Cadolbolg | Devon | Ton Ton vs. Not!Angelus | Not!Caim

Devon began evading the flames, continually playing that damned song. "I mean, it's pretty sad that you have to rely on Caim. I mean if I were a dragon, I'd hate being tied to a mortal that had a stick up his ass the whole time. Or maybe you're happy being his pet, you overgrown lizard?" Although he was uncomfortable prodding a dragon, he had to bite the bullet to ensure that Ton-Ton could get his attack off.


Rugal
As the fake stepped out, Rugal let out a massive wall of energy towards her, hoping between that and the fire would be enough to take her down.
And yet, she stayed standing.
WHAT?! she survived a Kaiser Wave?!
....That's actually pretty impressive...
He thought before she charged again.
He decided to change tactics for the time being until he could think of something.
Picking on Sambo, He awaited for another opening before pouncing on the drow attempted to get her in a choke hold.
She might be able to survive Fire and Ki energy, but he found few could last being choked to death.

Dimension: Avatar Adventures Universe

Location: Corrupted Forest | Corrupted Temple of Light | South America
Time: Nighttime | January 1st

Drop Group #2: Kyre | Mark | Tajuh vs. Not!Kurumu

Tajuh listened in on them, trying to focus. "Feels like it's the real one. And when Kyre wakes, I'll aid you should you need it." he was cautious, but he had a good feeling about the two approaching. If not... he'd cross that bridge when he got there.


Drop Group #3: David | Elena | Saya | Slindis vs. Not!Ella | Not!Devon

Slindis looked at the scene. "I say we look for the group. the single swimmer could be an anomaly, but such a large group shouldn't be ignored." There was still an air of tension around the drow, although it was easy to chalk up to the situation.


Drop Group #4: Caim | Kalastryn | Kokoa | Kurumu | Puce | Melethia | Rugal | Teri vs. Not!Slindis | Not!Teri

She was annoyed by the snake constricting her, but being choked was a far greater issue. Slindis went in and stabbed the man in the arm multiple times with a free rapier, proving to be extremely tenacious as she stabbed at the snake wrapping up her leg with the other one, delivering injuries to it with her rapier.


Drop Group #5: Aftan | Alashi (Ella) | Altea | Akane | Cadolbolg | Devon | Ton Ton vs. Not!Angelus | Not!Caim

More fire from ANgelus was avoided as the man did his best to piss her off more, even playing some crucial notes of the song slightly off-key to add bad playing to the list of ways in which he pissed her off. "Come on, I'm only a single man. Or am I?" Right after he said that, the man seemed to spplit into two as the song doubled in annnoyingness.

Devon cast Silent Image, creating another image of himself! Although this one can't produce sound, the playing from Devon's annoying enough that Angie might mistake it for being from both of them

Avatar Adventure
Location: Corrupted Forest
Time: Night

Kyre | Mark | Tajuh

The world was blurred and filled with the chiming of metal. Yet a single harmony broke through that impenetrable cacophony that surrounded her, a sweet voice seeped in kindness, a sweetness that carried through the dark night and the filtering of the blue moon, one of which only Kyre was privy to view.

Her eyes fluttered opened and scanned the darkness and the rain, the smell was familiar, too familiar. She struggled away from Tajuh and forced him to drop her to the forest floor, where luckily the emerald leaves had gathered to cushion her fall.
"[sub]Kurumu...?[sub]" she muttered before getting to her feet. Kyre swayed from side to side, her mind was not yet fully awake, but her heart yearned for action. She began to run, dashing past atop of arching roots and dropping down on what footholds she could make out in the rain. The forest seemed as bright as day however, a consistent blue light that lit up everything. And there were two people ahead of her who both flowed vibrantly and furiously. And one of them, one of them felt like...

"Kurumu!"

The Anti-Mage tackled the Succubus, tears streaming from her deep green eyes.

Rugal
Despite his best efforts, Rugal had to break the hold before he lost his hand (Again).
Still, once she was free, the Clone focused on the snakes rather then him, giving him to chance to finally get some real damage in.
Thus, he went with Boxing style blows to the face with a equal blend of speed and power.
Each tab to the face left a satisfying sound as fist met face.
While she might be better at swordplay, pugilism was a art form to him as he finished this combo with a massive straight to the skull.

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