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Dark Tomoya
Location: Mexico | Desert.
Time: Evening | January 1st.
Weather: Stormy.

Noticing his game, Tomoya's face quickly screwed up, he didn't give a shit and a half for play time after he just left a crash site. Looking around the desert, Tomoya started to look south. "Well fine! I'll go look for some other village to murder." He pouted and started to shuffle away from the crash sight. "Fucking ninjas.... fucking stealth... fucking rocks." Tomoya said as he kicked a boulder in half.

"Nope... I'm ignoring him... even though he is probably directly behind me." He yelled out loud still walking south. The heat and lack of drinks disturbed him greatly. "God damn it... WHY CRASH ME IN THE MIDDLE OF A DESERT! Come out and fight me like a man!" He finally stopped and yelled out.

He checked his computer watch quickly and smirked. "Well... shit is going on." Tomoya said as he took out his flask and took a quick swig as he waited for the ninja. The wounds from his impalement were already healed.
"If you don't come out I'm going to blow up yo HQ!"

David, Melethia, Teri, Devon

Devon laughed. "I don't have a glowing knife, but I can do you one better. Here, let me see the bayonet for a second." He touched it and the tip of the bayonet started glowing at about the intensity of a strong flashlight (or torch, for you Europeans) as he started swimming down the river. It was a bit different, much like if he were back in that training with Lucifer. "Guys, this water feels kinda familiar to me, so be careful."

Melethia grinned at the Dog Paddle Kud was doing as she easily kept up with the group. "C'mon, it's not that hard to swim here! It tingles a bit, sure, but not like you were swimmin in acid. Now that hurts a ton!" The energy of the young girl was infectious as they swam down the river.

Rugal, Slindis

She looked at the stone for a few minutes, focusing on the commandment about not killing. "...So you're telling me that I'm not worthy of this stone because I had to shed blood to protect others? Really, Would it have been better to just sit there and let those people die? Or was this god so far removed from the reality of the home world I lived in that it felt the need to disqualify every person I've ever worked with? If having to shed blood to protect everyone I care about makes me damned in this god's eyes, then I don't need to have that stone! This was clearly written by some person that was so detached from reality that they could only see the world in a white-and-black tone."

Dark Tomoya Hiryu was here, MvC 4-Evar!
Location: Mexico | Desert.
Time: Evening | January 1st.
Weather: Stormy.

Things were going as planned, The Explosion, the Teasing, the Denial of Combat, The Heat.
All Hiyru had to do was prod him along until they confirmation that the Stone was in the hands of the Rising Dawn.
As he watched the former angel get enraged, he felt saddened by Tomoya's current state.
A Almighty Arch-Angel, Reduced to merely those he fought.

As D.T. Drank from his flask, he heard movement from behind him.
Gotcha! He thought as he leapt up and brought his sword down on-
A vulture which was now stuck on his sword like a kabob.
"...Grrrr...." He merely growled as he went for his flask.
But no matter where he looked, it wasn't on him, The Ninja had stolen it during his failed attack.
From where-ever he was, Hiryu was enjoying a nice cold drink of water.

David, Melethia, Teri, Devon

Teri laughed and shook her head at David's observation, "Not quite. I can summon water elementals to help out and use some degree of water based magic. That's a little different from bending. What Squishy,"

She indicated the cheerful water elemental, "Did was use his vortex. I heard water, so I assumed that Squishy would be submerged, thus enabling him to do so. Thus, I was able to slow our descent using his abilities. He's such a good little boy, aren't you Squishy?"

David noticed that Teri's tablet had begun to spout out a burbling language to the Elemental; which confused the man a tad bit, and left him unsure about what to say about the affair...

Fuck you. - Signed Dark Tomoya
Location: Mexico | Desert.
Time: Evening | January 1st.
Weather: Stormy.

"Ahhh fuck... I'm thirsty!" D.T yelled out in disbelief, he looks like he now hated the ninja. Unfortunately on the strider's there was a reason the flask was called the "flask of mystery". The water poured into the ninja's mouth but it tasted like miso soup... boiling hot miso soup.

The only reason Tomoya had such a thing on him is that the flask gave him his energy back when he needed it. Usually when he was weaker and lacked in energy he used this flask. "And I was going to give it to my predecessor..." Tomoya face turned into a true sad frown but suddenly stabbed himself with his hand. "Shut the hell up!" He said whilst grabbing his head.

Truly it was a strange spectacle to behold. The katana on the other hand was now stuck in the ground, roasting the vulture kabob. "You know what... fuck it." D.T said as he sat down next to his katana and waited for the chicken to roast. "I can't die anyway... but I like the feeling of food around now."

David, Melethia, Teri, Devon
"...." was David's reaction to Teri's talking to her Elemental.
"...Just...Tell that thing to stay over there..." He said as he tried out his new mounted "Flash-Light", Compliments of Devon.
"Where'd you get that thing? I mean...Him....It....I dunno anymore.." He said, clearly despite his experiences with the crew, he was still only a normal man among a team of Demi-gods, Magic users and demons.
Then Melethia raced by, swimming like a pro.
"Kid's fitter then she looks..." He complemented as he waded though the water.

Slindis, Rugal
Rugal nodded as he looked at the 8th, He had broken it beyond what any normal man could ever do.
"And Yet, Once Tomoya had the stone, he could kill all he wanted. Guess once you are in the Holy Family, the rules don't mean as much." He added as they read the Commandments.
"You shall not make for yourself a carved image? *THAT* makes one not worthy?!...Is God really that insecure?..."

Strider Hiryu
Hiryu was taken by surprise by the contents of the Flask, but a few sips of it later, he had to admit, this was damn good miso soup.
Then D.T. Attacked himself, as if trying to silence something, Silence his good nature.
As he watched, He wondered if the Dark Angel was truly beyond saving

David, Melethia, Teri, Devon
The swim through the water certainly felt odd, but the only difficult part was keeping a hold of the shortsword as he swam. "Look, it's got to lead somewhere. Are you going to keep hanging around here?"

Melethia treaded water as she waited for the rest of the people. "C'mon... if you were on the Banshee, you'd be laughed at! How do ya not know how to swim?"

Slindis, Rugal
Slindis laughed. "I'd hope not. The only thing that's really disappointing about this is that it seems the Angels are held to looser standards. At least back when Eberron was still there, such blatant hyppocrisy wasn't rewarded..."

David, Melethia, Teri, Devon, Riki, Kud
David was swimming with his firing hand gripping his M500 above the water as Melethia called the team out on their swimming skills.
"Hey! I know how to swim, just I need to be able to shoot. Aside from me and Ricky over there, No one else has guns. Magic is awesome and all, but bullets are faster." He said as he kept moving forward though the water.
"Christ, where does this even go?!"

Slindis, Rugal
"You'd be surprised, here ain't much better..." Rugal said, he was living embodiment of that fact.
"Still, if they are listing requirements for the Stone, we must be getting close. With any luck, we might meet up with the others there." He added before he began walking again, avoiding a pressure plate in the process.

Avatar Adventure
Location: The Corrupted Temple
Time: Night


The Anti-Mage followed the path of the contracting halls down to the catacombs, swiftly making note of the change in energy flowing throughout the temple. Yet something seemed off about the currents of mana here. It wasn't completely natural, that is, the energy itself felt different. Not corrupted or twisted, but different overall.

Trying to put that thought at the back of her mind, the young Anti-Mage dropped down the path and into the Catacombs.


Ella | Puce

"You love her that much," Ella whispered before pushing herself away from Puce, "Can't you even share a little bit of that." She backed up from Puce and looked away from him. She put on her best face of dejected jealously.

David, Melethia, Teri, Devon, Riki, Kud

Devon continued to swim, feeling a bit uneasy with the water. "Can we focus a bit more on what we're all here for? Seriously, there's no need for us to chew each other out, and racing ahead isn't going to help anyone out." He hoped talking calmly would stop a fight between the two before it broke out.

Melethia rolled her eyes, annoyed with David. "We'll find that out when we get there, kay? Stop whinin and pick it up!"

Slindis, Rugal

"True, but in that case, where are the defenses? There's luck, and then there's lulling someone into a false sense of security. Especially considering what's stored here, Rugal." As they made their way, they could hear two sets of plodding footsteps if they focused intently. Upon the next turn, they saw two eight-foot tall creatures made of an unknown metal. Considering the condition of them, they wouldn't be fun to defeat.

"I guess I spoke too soon..."

Slindis, Rugal

"....Yes, Yes you did..." Rugal said as he watched the pair make their approach, the ground shaking with each step.
"You take the one with the Axe, I'll take the blue one." He said in a hushed tone as he sized them up, clearly the blue armour with the whip was the bigger threat thanks to the range it's weapon gave him and the defence the shield gave it.
To start things off, he fired off a "Shakunetsu Hadoken!" (The flaming kind) at his target, testing it's resistance to fire.

Slindis, Rugal

It wasn't quite clear what effect Rugal expected for his attack, but having it char the shield likely wasn't on that list. It used the chain to try to trip up the man by flicking the chain at his legs, and even if it didn't succeed in tripping him, the metal would definitely slice into the man's leg if it connected.

Having heard Rugal's plan, Slindis looked the construct over. It was fairly clear to her that trying to tire it out wouldn't work, and the stance it took showed that it would be hard to trip up, so she started with some stabs at the behemoth while ducking under the swing of the massive axe that used to be one of its hands.

Slindis, Rugal
"Oh boy..." Rugal let out before he back-flipped away from the massive chain whip before it impacted, cracking the ground where it stuck.
Then a possibly rather foolish idea formed.
"Right...Let's see what you got, Big man..." Rugal said before he rushed in to grab the chain before the monster retracted it.
Once he had it grasped and grounded himself, The monster tried to pull back it's whip.
This resulted in a game of "Tug-o-war" between the two, both sides seemed matched and refused to give the other an inch.
With any luck, he'd get the upper hand and pull down the towering armour.

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Slindis, Rugal
There was a massive amount of strain between the two as the metal from the behemoth groaned nearly as much as the King of Fighters did, but there was a slow shift as Rugal put one last surge of strength to unbalance it and it toppled with a resounding thud and spider line cracks spread around where the behemoth landed.

Slindis rolled back as the cold metal titan did an overhead swing, scoring it with a few jabs of her rapiers at its main attacking arm. It didn't do much damage, but the sooner she could remove the greataxe, the better.

Slindis, Rugal

Rugal let out a feral war cry the second the Armour toppled from his efforts, resulting in it landing face first into the ground.
With the monster downed, He went on the offensive, climbing up on it's back as it tried to stand up.
After a few punches, it became clear the armour plating was too hard to allow his fists to break though it and there was no time to use a stronger technique.
So instead, Rugal climbed on the beasts shoulders, grabbed it by the chin and attempted to tear it's head clean off.

The Metal titan did a few slow and easily avoided swings, nothing the Drow hadn't seen before.
It then went for another massive overhead swing with it's ax hand.
But as it raised it's chopping hand, it's other went in attempted to grab her while she was focused on his axe.

Captcha: Level playing field :P

David, Melethia, Teri, Devon
Teri smiled again and calmly placed her elemental back in his home battle, "Well, I didn't get him via being an Author; so I'll have to assume that being a Cleric has something to do with it; which would mean..."

She looked up, "The ability to command water elementals is a gift from God, and I will use it to help those in need."

She glanced back to David, and shot him a friendly smile, "However, that doesn't mean I won't treat them kindly. They're here to help too, and I'll treat them with courtesy because of that. Just make sure not to provoke them, and I'm sure you can remain on friendly terms as well."

Airship Rising Dawn Network: A.I. Vermilion | Dmitri

Dimitri fell into thought at Vermilion's question, and answered, "I would imagine that Viscus would want us to fear our comrades. But you do bring up a good point, which I shall counter with my Lady's thoughts on trust and distrust; she believes that people should be treated based upon the 'now' of a situation. She would say that the past is the past, and that so long as one works towards a better path than the past, then the individual is not one to hold at fault. Mistakes are as they are; and people pick themselves up because of them. So, I shall hold her example: so long as Rugal Bernstein does not hold a threat to the Rising Dawn or my Lady, then I shall not retaliate. However..."

That was when a devilish smirk appeared on his face, "If he upsets her greatly again, I will not hesitate to take part in similarly petty actions. Deletion of unimportant files, minor viruses, pornography or similar unpleasantries being spammed... The works."

Slindis, Rugal

Try as he might to tear the creature's head off, it was clear that he didn't quite have the strength as the titan got back and and began to charge back into the wall. If he could limit the creature's mobility somehow, Rugal could get the upper hand on the creature. Another thing that hadn't gone unnoticed by the man was the spider-line cracks on the floor when the titan fell.

Slindis Rolled back, slicing the titan's hand in the process. Although the Angel tech had been well built, the constant shifting of the blades wreaked havoc on the construction as it searched for a weakness.

David, Melethia, Teri, Devon

David was still not too convinced, though Teri did open him up to the idea.
"...Just...Tell him that I need to have personal space. That thing rubs me up the wrong way. Guess I just find the idea of "Living Water" to be weird...NO OFFENCE IF YOU HEARD THAT!" He explained, shouting towards the bottle in case the Water Elemental could hear him.
"Man...All these super powers and I'm just here shooting at people...Why am I even still here?" he asked himself as they marched on though the water works.

Slindis, Rugal

Rugal quickly shifted his position from the beasts back to clinging onto it's chest before he was smushed against the wall.
Ground is hallow... He thought as he leapt up and attempted to use his body weight to bring it's head into the ground.
However, he wasn't heavy enough and instead was hanging from the helmet of the monster, giving it time to react.

The Titan recoiled slightly, not from pain, but to prevent Slin from getting the chance to do real damage.
It then looked to it's Axe hand and seemed to flex, resulting in the Axe starting to spin around quickly, almost like a circular saw.
It then started leading it's attacks with it while holding back his other hand.
Any attempt to stab or cut the saw arm would surely knock the blade from her hand as well as making his attempts to land a hit far more deadly.

David, Melethia, Teri, Devon

Melethia's eyes opened wide as the sound of water started to change into a rushing cascade of a waterfall. "Everyone, hold tight! We're gonna have some fun here real quick and I need to find that other hook really quick!"

Devon began to panic as the glint of the water seemed to drop out of sight about 100 feet away. "...what do you mean by fun, Mele?"

She turned back. "A waterfall... Miss Teri, could you try to slow the fall?"

Slindis, Rugal

The titan thrashed around to knock Rugal off, but it wasn't having too much of an effect. It decided to swipe at him with its shield arm and get him off its head. the wild swipes served to throw the titan off balance, though, and an opportunity could be seized here if one could take a moment to look at it.

Slindis looked at the saw hand and decided to jab at the exposed limbs when she saw an opportunity, circling the titan and finished with greasing the ground below it. although it could keep guarding, it would be much harder for it to move around easily with the slick coating beneath it.

David, Melethia, Teri, Devon

Teri burst out into a cacophony of giggles at David's observation, and decided to neither conform or deny his suspicions of the water bottle being sentient. When Melethia asked, Teri nodded, and began uncorking Squishy once again, "Very well. But know this, this does take away turning attempts the more I use him. ie, I cannot do this indefinitely. Squishy, time to come out and play again..."

The Water Elemental blubbled greetings to it's master again, and awaited instruction.

David, Melethia, Teri, Devon

As they got closer, Devon could see that the fall would be a large one. "Teri, it's gonna be about the same distance... want me to try and help stop the fall?" A slamm breeze formed around the group as Melethia started searching through her bag for something.

"Hmm, cloak of fire resistance, ogre strength gloves, wise and charismatic rings, but where in Khyber is that bat?"

David, Melethia, Teri, Devon

Teri smiled, "I already summoned him, so we might as well use what we got. Squishy, vortex us down again..."

The elemental made a noise that the party could only assume was a yes, and swam over the waterfall, enabling another vortex for the groups landing. Teri jumped down after it, and found herself pleasantly swept into the calming embrace of her element once more.

David, Melethia, Teri, Devon

Devon followed after, finding the current of the elemental to not be all that bad, even if it did drench him. "Gah, do you always have to soak me?" He held his blade and used it to see if he could get a better view of the area.

Melethia jumped in after Devon, still rifling through her bag. " boots that increase movement speed, acidproofed boots, that little trinket I picked up with Cage..." When she finally landed, Teri saw the girl pull out a mummified bat. "Oh, that's where it was. Woulda been nice to find sooner, but I know where it is now!"

David, Melethia, Teri, Devon

Teri gave another laugh as she heard Melethia's fussing over her equipment, and asked, "Maybe you could sew pockets into it? That way things are a little easier to find? Or maybe pockets in a bag of holding would be a moot point..."

Following Devon's example, Teri held up Sadei to see if the group could get a better view of things...

Temple Room One of Many | Jake | Caim | Angelus |

"Oh dear Gods..." Jake breathed. It was a completely different thing to witness in real life, with his own two eyes. And it repulsed him, though it did not scare him.


The chatter of his M4 filled the room as he opened fire upon the outer demons and babies. His fire seemed to only piss off the giant infants and not even bother the demons. Dropping the now empty mag, he loaded another and focus fired upon the closest giant infant, filling it's face full of lead.

It kept advancing. Jake's rifle clicked empty again and he discarded it, standing and drawing his sword. It glowed a faint blue, sensing corruption nearby, Dark Angel corruption to be precise.

"One of these days, I'll get a bigger gun... PANZER VOR!!" He shouted as he charged.

His sword sung through the air and dealt a horrible blow to the giant infant.

Temple Room One of Many | Jake | Caim | Angelus |

"One of these days, I'll get a bigger gun... PANZER VOR!!" He shouted as he charged.

Mood Music:

When Jake's sword hit the infant's face, a childlike cry warbled out of it; and it fell to the floor, only to be replaced by another of it's kind; the maddening cooing closing in on Jake as it approached. Meanwhile, Caim and Angelus were busy dealing with another of the demons, her harpy-like shrieks filling the room and blending terribly with the cooing as she attacked at the Mute and Dragon.

However, after cutting down another baby, Jake found that the rest of the cherubs began to circle around Caim and Angelus instead; locking them in with the said demon. When he noticed that the demons wouldn't attack him, he saw what began to unfold. The shrieking demon had the face of a young woman; unblemished compared to the rest of it's hideous body. Even stranger, Jake noticed that the Blood Knight was acting uncharacteristically different than usual... He wasn't striking back. It was purely Angelus' influence that harmed the beast; or kept Caim from being hurt.

"YOU KILLED ME!", the terrible voice shrieked, and lashed at Caim with one of it's tentacles, and the warrior had to be jerked by Angelus' hand to avoid being impaled.

"I know." Caim said as he stumbled backwards, his sword being uncharacteristically limp in his hands.


"I know. I'm sorry."

The demon flew at Caim again, a wing knocking Angelus to the crowd of cherubs; which then restricted her with arms and teeth; causing her to shriek in pain. Caim, on the other hand, was knocked to the floor, each of his limbs restrained as the beast bore down on him.

Angelus struggled against the cherubs, crying out, "CAIM! It's not her! You know this! We've come to far to stop now! Caim!"

Even as his pact partner called this, his focus was still on the demonic version of his sister, "ANY LAST WORDS FOR YOUR 'DEAR' SISTER? THE ONE WHO SUFFERED THE SEAL FOR YOUR SAKE?! THE ONE REDUCED TO A FRAIL SLIP FOR YOU?!"

Closing his eyes, his PDA softly said, "I've always loved you, sister. Even if I wasn't very good at letting you know that. Forgive me for being callous and careless with your life."

Jake knew he needed to act quickly, or else this would spell the end of the pact-partners.

Jake looked on in horror. He wouldn't be able to cut through in time to save them. No. He couldn't let it end like this for Master Caim and Angelus, his friend. His sword began to give off a bright blue glow and felt... right. Jake looked up with determination in his eyes. He would save them, he would protect them. True to his word.

The sword glowed a near neon blue as Jake lifted it to a rear heavy swing position.

"OI DEMON BITCH! I got ya last words right here! EAT SHIT AND DIE!"

Two gunshots rang out and a Demon Baby fell to the ground, it's kneecaps blasted out by Jake's pistol. He ran full pelt, holstering his pistol and properly gripping his sword as he went. The Demon Baby served as a stepping stool for Jake's stride as he launched himself skyward, the next step using a head as the final power for his leap.

His sword came slicing down with his full fury as he fell from on high at Demon!Furiae. The sword's glow had a very anime effect to it, a wide sweep of neon blue following the sword as it cut through the air towards it's target. A sickening sound erupted forth from her body as Jake's blade slit her open from throat to hips, sending a spray of blood flowing freely as he landed and pivoted, using his momentum to bring the heavy longsword around in a sweeping arc through several Demon Babies and into a final thrust...

...Clean into Demon!Furiae's exposed heart.

"Fuck. Off." Jake said coldly as he pulled his sword out of her gaping chest wound.

The dying Demon!Furiae fell to her knees, sharing one last look at Caim before falling backwards and into Death's cold embrace.

David, Melethia, Teri, Devon

David dropped everything at the sound of "Waterfall".
"WATERFALL?!" He shouted in sheer terror as everyone else were debating how to get down it.
"...WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU ALL DOING!? RU-....SWIM AWAY! SWIM AWAY!" He shouted as he did his best to swim against the current, not really having much success.
"Oh shit...oh shit, shit SHIT!" He said as he closed is eyes before going over the edge...
...And into the waiting embrace of Squishy.
He opened his eyes about halfway down the vortex he made and landed safely on the ground.
".....Oh.....THANK YOU MISTER SENTIENT WATER!....SIR!...Right..." He said before leading the team, the light on his M500 guiding him.

Slindis, Rugal

Rugal was grateful the beast was too stupid enough to just to grab him and slam him into the ground, That would have hurt a lot.
Instead, it gave him just what he needed to finish the job.

Rugal rolled a 36 for the 25 check, is awesome.

Jumping off the beast again with his hands firmly gripped on his head, Rugal tried again to bring it's head down into the ground, having FAR more success.
The Monster hit the ground with a wonderful crash and the spider line cracks grew away from the point of impact, ready to give way...

On Slindis's end, the grease she laid down prevented the monster from moving, least he fall and break his guard.
He still used his spinning Axe as a small shield of sorts.
Then it got an idea: Sparking the axe off the ground to ignite the grease, It then proceeded to use it's foot to sling a large amount of flaming grease at Slindis.

Slin needs to get DC15 (With mods) to avoid the attack....
Or something, I don't know shit 6_9

This is just in case you were feeling left out. After all I can't be selfish and only kick one person's ass.

Temple Guardian.
Location: Corrupted Temple of Light | South America.

Post contains Temple details.

Time: Midnight | January 2nd.

Sensing the nearest human life-forms, the temple guardian changed it's direction and decided to go after a smaller group of intruders. "Subjects found. Activating escort service to outsi-.... FILE CORRUPTED. Activating extermination project. BLOOD... THE BLOOD!" The Guardian started to yell out.

Ella | Puce

The two were walking down a temple hallway together as they could hear a voice, coming closer and closer from the walls. "THE BLOOD... IT MUST..." Said a mechanical voice before it faded away. Then several cracks shook the hallway. And then *BOOM* , the mechanical guardian burst out of a wall "SPREAD!"

It was obvious that this thing was not friendly and going to give them a nice escort out of the temple. Well he probably will... but in blood bags.

Riki & Kud (Plus Slindis, Rugal, Teri, Melethia and David).
Location: Corrupted Temple of Light | South America.
Time: Midnight | January 2nd.
Weather: Dark clouds.

A short stream of the group revealed a old bath house that both the humans and angels used under certain conditions. Now it was old and decayed. The water was also dirty and disgusting, just like the water they swam in now. Outside of the old bath house were the angel's rooms for sleeping, fighting and inventing new technology.

Meanwhile Riki had the same reaction as David. "Waterfall... haha, what do you mean?" Riki said as he looked forwards and heard the gushing sound. "Oh no... OH NO!" He yelled and did the same thing as David trying to swim away from the waterfall but overall was too weak and let himself get dragged away. Just before the group were about to tumble over the side of the raging water Kud came up to Riki. "There, there... keep calm Riki." She gently said with an angel's smile and grabbed the boy's hand. Riki blushed all to quickly but was interrupted as the group fell.

As the two hit the ground they still had no idea what happened, but rather looking at the water elemental they saw the amazing old structure of the bath house ahead. "This looks like Japan!" Kud gasped as she quickly walked ahead of everyone to the bath house. "It doesn't look japanese. More roman?" Riki said as he was still being dragged by the girl.

Location: AA Universe | Earth atmosphere.

As the ships quickly left the portal and into the Earth atmosphere it seems they were spotted. "Sir, we have been discovered!" One of the pilots yelled right next to Storm who was standing above them. "Damn it... not possible." Storm said as he jumped back into the cargo hold with the soldiers. "Okay men, we have been discovered. So we shall shower them with fire!" Storm said to them, "What kind of cheap shit did they pull off!" One particular soldier said. The dark visor of Storm was aimed at this soldier and a dark aura shot through the man.

"Shut the hell up Jenkins and get in your pod!" Storm said whilst shoving the man towards the ship's drop pods. Storm stepped inside his own customized pod, "Alpha I need you to boost pod shields to maximum so everyone lands on the ground. Raise the standby flags and countdown from thirty to drop." Storm said. "Understood, but should we really be doing this... betraying our comrades from be-" Alpha was speaking but was suddenly went silent.

Ignoring his AI, Storm decided to launch the attack on the temple. Knowing only some information about the whole structure, he knew that the stone was in the catacombs somewhere. "Follow my power..." He remembered Tomoya saying to him once. "What the hell does that mean!?" Storm said as all the drop pods fell and started to dart towards the temple.

A minute later.

The first wave of drops pods began to fall upon the temple.

Dark Tomoya.
Location: Mexico | Desert.
Time: Evening | January 1st.
Weather: Cloudy.

After a hearty meal of burnt vulture, Tomoya was feeling quite annoyed and bored. "Okay... if you have nothing else... I'm leaving. I'll say hi to the heroes for ya!" Tomoya yelled towards the empty desert as he clicked his fingers a black lightning twirled around him hand, forming his flask once more. "Miso soup today... no bad." He drank as he began to walk fast but suddenly went into a super fast speed and dashed along the desert. "Hmm... I wonder if he can catch me?" He wondered but quickly leapt off the ground and flew through the air... but without his wings.

Angelus, Caim, Jake

After the demonic!Furiae faded away, the rest of the cherubs disintegrated into ash; and billowed away in the air. Caim was still on the ground, dumbfounded about what just happened. After all that time of battling, he was certain that he was going to die by his sister's hands... Or, at least, a false version of his sister. Breathing a tired sigh, Caim forced himself back up; his limbs shaking as he did so.

He did tell the Author Mark that he could not face his sister again; and his prophecy proved to be true. Despite all his training, all his courage, all his stubborn will; all of it faded when it came to her. Cutting her down the first time was a cruel necessity; but when her copies rose and sang their songs for the damned with the Cherubs; it was too much. The dragon and him had fled; and by some dumb luck (or perhaps fate), found their way into this realm.

Before he could contemplate further, he felt an impact on his cheek; and realized that it was a slap from none other than Angelus. Her claws had remained faintly in this form, and Caim was certain that she had scraped his cheek alongside the slap. However, it did have the intended effect; he was brought back to reality. When he was about to form a question in his mind to the dragon, she glared at him and then shoved him against a wall. Before he had time to react to that, he found that she had forced her lips against his own, but (alas!) they were already gone before proper thought could be attained. When he looked upon her, she growled, "You have much to live for. Do not forget that."

All the warrior could do was laugh and shake his head, "Yes, ma'am! Consider the point understood."

As they began walking to wherever the path lead, Caim silently thanked whatever influenced the universe for having such a violent, if sensible, pact partner.

David, Devon, Kud, Melethia, Riki, Teri

After Squishy deposited his last rider, he returned back to a normal elemental form, and began following around Teri as the group explored the ruins. The young Cleric gave a low whistle as they wandered about, "For creatures who are supposed to be humble and praising of God, they sure are lavish for themselves... I wonder what influenced the Angels to make this?"

Angelus, Caim, Jake
Jake watched with an amused grin on his face as the Pact Partners got back to their selves again.
"Badass Moment? Check. Big Damn Hero moment? Check. One debt to Angelus paid off? Check, 2 more owing. Getting to slice a Demon in half then stab her heart whilst uttering a badass one liner? Fuckin' priceless!"

Jake didn't realise he had said that outloud, even as he brought his sword up in the classic fencer's salute and then sheathing it. Walking over to his rifle, he sighed as he picked it up. It just didn't pack enough punch. He slung it over his shoulder, and walked behind the Duo of Fire and Blood with a hand upon his sword.

"So, Sword Art Online style then... Skills activate and level up. Guess I'm just different to the other two." he muttered to himself.

David, Devon, Kud, Melethia, Riki, Teri
David watched as the schoolchildren ran ahead, nodding disapprovingly.
"Yeah, sure, run head on into the conveniently bath-tub. I'm sure It's not Booby-trapped like everything else..." He stated, quickly crushing any ideas of their group taking a quick dip.
"Still, Anyone here getting the vibe that these "Angels" are really Aliens?..." He added, prompting a stare from everyone present.
"....Look, the kid with a voice box talks to water, Why the hell can't the Angels be aliens!?" He defended his logic as he tried to find a exit from the baths and possibly snag some Angel Weapon Tech if he could get it without triggering a spike trap or something.

Strider Hiryu
Hiryu watched atop one of the mesas as the Dark Angel began to leapt away in a manner not unlike the Hulk and frowned, Not enough time had passed yet.
His Forces, though advanced, were beatable, he was another story, least for now.
As the Angel began the downwards portion of this jump arc, He went to provoke him with a Formation-S Drone.
A quick touch on his belt and a football sized robotic orb came into being next to him.
His keen eyes got the target and gave the command "Go!", causing the orb to race off though the air as he went for another hiding spot.

Tomoya was on the way down when it hit with the force of a RPG round, throwing off his balance in the air and messing up his landing, causing them to violently crash into the desert floor.

Riki & Kud (Plus Slindis, Rugal, Teri, Melethia and David).
Location: Corrupted Temple of Light | South America.
Time: Midnight | January 2nd.
Weather: Dark clouds.

Kud giggled as she heard David rumbling about how Angels could be aliens and Riki just looked at him like he could be crazy, well at least someone who has had experience with Tomoya and the angels. As the two climbed over a short wall and into the bath house their far away wish was crossed from their list. The water was dirty and murky, just like the water they had just climbed out of. "Ahh, I knew this was going to happen. That water we just crawled out of was dirty too." Riki said to everyone, he managed to look at his girlfriend and smiled. "Don't worry... we have a bath back on the ship." Riki quietly said to Kud who immediately smiled back.

"Okay, this place is useless unless you need towels. There is a hallway over there." Riki clearly pointed out the exit into a tunnel. Except this tunnel was dark and had no source of light within it, though the torches beside the exit were clearly lit. Riki grabbed a torch as he waited for everyone to follow after they were satisfied with the room.

Dark Tomoya.
Location: Mexico | Desert.
Time: Evening | January 1st.
Weather: Stormy.

A big puff of dust came off from the impact of both the Dark Archangel and the robotic orb. After a short second Tomoya bursted out of the dust cloud and ran to the nearest mesas, jumped to the top of it and threw the robotic orb straight down which cracked the ground and left a nice round hole leading down underground. "And he SCOOOOOOORES!" He screamed from the top. The slam from the orb left his with a broken jaw and nose but Tomoya just instantly snaps it back into place.

"My doctor is going to scold me for that." Tomoya sighed as he remembered something. "Isn't Costa Rica near here?" He asked for himself and checked his computer watch and found somewhere to go. "A detour won't be bad... I feel like a cocktail anyway." Tomoya smiled to himself as black lightning covered his back and made wings of black.

David, Devon, Kud, Melethia, Riki, Teri
Devon looked around the room while he talked to Teri. "Thanks for the help, Teri. You look like hell, though. Let me touch you up." He put a hand on Teri's sleeve, and the cleric was cleaned up from the Perstidigation spell cast on her. A look around the room told him the room had to be fairly old, and it probably wasn't a good idea to linger in the water. He lifted up his shortsword which still had the light from earlier issuing from it to brighten up the room.

Melethia shook the water off her like a dog and went over to Teri and Devon. "Speaking of stuff, how can you two come in here with so little on? Here, lemme search through here and see if there's something fitting you two..."

As he stood his vigil out there, he saw the drop pods beginning to fall. "Wall with everyone else in the crew behind me, hordes of angels before me. It's time to make sure none of them interfere with the extraction." He gave a small chant and drew both shortswords that had the enchantments from Slindis' rapiers put on them from his wallet before focusing on the fallen angels that were about to land.

Slindis, Rugal

With the last impact Rugal had to move out of the way as the titan fell through six floors of the temple with its momentum and settled in a corrosive acid pit, eating away at its armor. It tried to swipe the spiked chain to get back up, but the acid made short work of that.

Slindis easily moved out of the way of the flaming grease, and the grease caught fire below the titan from that same spark, charring the titan as Slindis got a few clean stabs through the titan's legs.

Angelus, Caim, Jake

The duo turned to realize that Jake was there the whole time, and Caim covered his face in a palm; clearly looking embarrassed, "Ah, you're the one who broke me out... Just -- don't mention what you saw to anyone, alright? It's bad enough I get flake for being a murderous asshole; I don't need people knowing about my baggage. What happened there was... Private."

He flexed his hand a little, and looked back ahead, "But, thanks for the save, Panzer. Furiae would have done me in otherwise..."

David, Devon, Kud, Melethia, Riki, Teri

Teri laughed at David's conjecture, gave a nod of thanks to Devon and muttered something in Celestial, to which her eyes took on a faint glow as she looked about, "Hmn... I'm not seeing anything magical so far, save for the floor. There's a light relaxing sort of spell here, but nothing super notable. As for your thought, Mr. West, I have spoken with an Angel once. He wasn't too bad, save for his position in the Hierarchy. Otherwise, it could be safe to assume either divine or Alien origins. The one I spoke to alluded to the former, but that doesn't completely eliminate the later..."

As she continued scanning, she heard Melethia's question, and gave a soft sigh, "Not all of us are able to be well-prepared or crafty as you are, Ms. Melethia. Up until before we jumped, all I had in terms of magical items was Sadei here; not that I mind having her."

Her eyes continued to scan the environment as they wandered to the hallway, the Light spell on her staff providing some comfort in the unknown place...

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