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

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Rugal Bernstein
As Puce and Kurumu got to building the bridge, Rugal found himself drifting in and out of a long nap.
Keeping in a recent theme he was going though, what with that Ghost of Christmas Past hallucination and Teri asking about his first kill, he found himself recalling his childhood days yet again.

Berlin Streets: Rugal Age 17
In the years after he watched that man die at his hands, he soon grew less and less concerned with the value of human life.
The News spoke of a unknown spree killer, every night someone else was found dead and robbed naked.
Rugal soon found himself living the standard he had always dreamed of, And yet, he found himself working every night to put food on the table, his table.
But the police stepped their efforts, stings where placed, Hiding spots were cleaned out, He found his lifestyle was slipping from his grasp.
He need a big score to ensure he could rise above the streets, lest he remain a petty mugger forever.

And that's when they met.

It was winter market morning and he was getting breakfast, a few apples, maybe a breadstick, what ever he could get away with.
He watched as a beggar heckled some rich person who was clearly repulsed at the fact he was asking for a handout.
He'd seen this before, They always go for the rich ones despite the fact they never-
The Beggar fell as it looked like the Rich Man stuck him in the gut, This was a new one to Rugal, Most don't bother smacking around the poor.
"There....Now get out of my sight, Worthless Human..."
The Rich man walked away, The Beggar cried out, He was just given a Platinum Bar!
Rugal dropped his apple in sheer shock as the man was walking past.

Present
He awoke with a bit of a fright as he checked his right eye, the one he lost when he was 18.
Still Gone, Then he remembered where he was.
He picked himself up and shouted "That damn Bridge up yet?! Come on, I've seen Chinese Children work harder then you! For even less too!"

Dimension: Avatar Adventures Universe

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

Akane | Altea | Angelus | Caim | GabrielleKokoa | Jake | Kalastryn | Teri: Drop Group #1

Teri's staff sighed upon looking at the burns. It looks pretty bad... do you need my support to heal them up?


Kyre | Mark | Tajuh: Drop Group #2

Tajuh stretched, pulling out a small note from his wallet to read it before talking to Mark. "You authors are amusing, thinking that there's no relative danger in what's done here. I can respect Teri Gravel, since the girl's working her damnedest to fix the issues caused by your lot. Hell, even that Devon Hauxwell is getting off his ass. Honestly, you'd be best off ensuring that Klaara doesn't bring back the former creator of the Red Mage."

He watched as Kyre got into one of the small beds in the area as he went on. "However, it doesn't resolve the issue that your collective hands were the main cause of the massive instability, and that corrupted Archangel won't stop at this plane. I'm still debating whether or not I should tell my boss to have the whole lot of you killed, especially considering any one of these people could go down that path and cause this to happen all over again. Before you say anything like 'Oh, they can fix it themselves,' know this: even if a area's saved multiple times, the fact that the scenario happens on and off again messes with so much that it would make your head spin."

Although he spoke casually, the content of the statement showed that he was dead serious. And what was with the way he referred to Devon as if Tajuh had no connection to him?


David | Elena | Kud | Riki | Saya | Slindis: Drop Group #3

She hands over a piece of the jerky, tearing it in half and eating some of it. "Still, thank you for what you two did earlier with that centipede. I was starting to get concerned for the Soren's well-being if the fight continued any further, and it was a bit much to handle." Slindis looked over at David doing some maintenance on his weapon, taking note of anything unusual.


Cadolbolg | Kurumu | Puce | Melethia | Rugal | Ton Ton: Drop Group #4

Melethia pointed out the fires to Kurumu. "We should probably avoid about a quarter mile around those fires, Skyhair. And let's get it straight: you'll be working for me, mmkay?" She smiled impishly, knowing that there were few traps that would hold her.


Alashi (Ella) | Devon: Group #5

He looked at the male, immediately a bit worried. "Well I'm sorry that I haven't been able to thank you. Maybe that could wait until after we get out of here?" He grabbed his shortsword and tossed it in the air once, catching it. "If there ever was a time for luck, it's now!" Right as he caught it, he heard the light, rapidly approaching footsteps of...Akane? It was hard to hear, but he remembered the sound of those tails from when he had first met with the Kitsune in Wyoming.

Devon cast Improvisation! This spell grants luck, allowing the caster to distribute said luck in his abilities, accuracy or skills


David West
Shrugging off Saya's underwhelming reaction to his awesome gun ("Oh come on! You know you want it!"), David spent much of the journey running point for the group as they made their way though the jungle, giving Slindis and Saya a break after that Giant Enemy Bug.
He overheard Slindis asking about the wedding and he said "Hey Slin! Mind coming over here? Need those Elf eyes of yours for a sec."
Slindis was a little confused by what he meant by Elf Eyes, but walked over none the less.
Once she was over, he began speaking in a hushed tone.
"I heard you two were talking about the Wedding. Yes, she was there, but...she was....brainwashed. Just it was a very rough time for her so just watch what you say. She can be...unstable at times....Kinda like everyone in our merry band actually. Still, you know what I mean, right?"

Rugal Bernstein
Rugal was hesitant to step onto the bridge and took small steps to ensure he didn't slip or trip due to his blindness, tapping his staff off the surface of it much more often then he would to get an idea of width and strength.
It took him a full minute to walk over and he seemed pleased to be back on solid ground.
Then Kurumu was kind enough to ask him if he "Seen" Ton Ton or Cadolbolg.
".........No....I've haven't..." He flatly answered with a tone of extreme annoyance in his voice.
"Last I heard Cadolbolg was sent to relay our position to Angelus. As for Ton Ton.....Mmmmm...."
He then shouted back towards the otherside "Ton Ton! Bridge is up! Lets Go!"

Dimension: Avatar Adventures Universe

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

David | Elena | Kud | Riki | Saya | Slindis: Drop Group #3

Even though Saya volunteered for being the first one to stay up for night watch- it would seem she was asleep, and everyone else (almost) was up. However, Saya was a light sleeper for good reason, and hearing about 'The Wedding' made her curious. Getting up from her spot, she got over to Elena and sat down, arms on her legs and eyes almost closed but only due to having them shut for awhile.

".. Mmh, mh- you're all up still. Talking .. about, mmmhh- weddings and s***. What is this wedding?"
Saya rubbed her eye, not aware of how personal the wedding was (and oblivious as to how David called Slindis over..)

"I'm never getting married, you want to know.. why?"
"Because guys are f***ing morons. They'll ask you to make them a sandwich while having your sister over in the room with him-"
"Nah I kid.... but the real reason is- I am not cut out to be a house wife. I'm to, adventurous and a 'Vault Hunter' who has no regulations. I'm not some cold hearted b**** who'll shoot you down for looking at her wrong only to loot you after, but I am no hero."

That's when Saya noticed the pieces of beef jerky that Slindis and Elena were having.
"Hhheeeyyy- I had a piece earlier too. Holy nutballs Slindis is really into beef jerky.."

"Oh yea, so .. what's this wedding and s***? Is it personal, because if so-"
Saya placed her hands up as if someone was holding her at gun point. "None of my business. You live however you'd want. I'm just here for my own reasons."

Dimension: Avatar Adventures Universe

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

Altea | Angelus | Caim | GabrielleKokoa | Jake | Kalastryn | Teri: Drop Group #1

"No allergies were found, Madam. However, might I suggest a blood transfusion of some sort? She is a vampire, after all..."

"Good. As for your question, Sadei, I'll need all the help I can get here. Hang on Kokoa... Wait. Blood transfusion! I'm an O+! I bet she could have a nibble without a problem. But that involves needles... Or... I do have sterile needles... I could prick a finger.. Yeah, that's it!"

After taking a deep breath and casting a minute healing spell, she pulled out a needle and pricked her pointer finger, to which she audibly winced to.

(The Spell, 'Magic Stone' has been replaced by a casting of Cure Light Wounds)

She then placed the bloody finger to the Vampire's lips and silently prayed that Kokoa would take a sip.

Cadolbolg | Ton Ton: Drop Group #4 Team Cute Bruisers!

The pale blue light of Ton Ton's lantern added an interesting effect to the already red wash that befell this area; to which the Tonberry did not note or care. What did matter was that they were closing in quickly on a group of three persons, one of which the two did know (Aftan), and two which they did not... Or did they?

"Wait a second... That guy looks familiar..."

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

The other AI frowned, and said, "Aside from the Morning Star, I must regret to inform you that the more I hear about this 'Mark' character, the less I like him. Holding the lives of this world as if they were puppets, his negligence and uncaring for those around him.... But no matter. I shall remain by My Lady's side so long as she needs me; so I needn't worry. As we've both learned with our creators, sometimes the flesh does not prove satisfying as amiable company."

bluerocker:
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"Teri, that probably isn't going to work, they are going to need a lot more than that... needless to mention also that they aren't going to be able to take a sip while unconscious so bleeding would have to be a lot more intense to the point where it could flow down her throat... I can't believe I'm doing this, but could you all look away for a minute or so?" the group all had rather puzzled looks but after glaring each one of them in the eye the others looked away and Teri moved away from the body and did the same. you could hear something rather light flop to the ground, and it sounded like a faucet was running then after a minute or so they got the ok to turn around, Kalastryn caked in blood and a puddle of it on the ground but it seems a good ammount got into Kokoa's mouth from the look of her face. "Don't ask, and don't ever mention this again, understand?" Kalastryn said with a rather harsh tone of voice to get the point across... strangely while she started to pick off the dried blood from her face... her robes were pristine and void of any staining. She then sat down and took a few deep breaths. "I feel kinda dizzy, I don't think it a bad idea to wait here and rest for a while." of course she was dizzy... who wouldn't be after giving up so much blood.

Teri's face remained a puzzle of confusion as the horned woman began to feed Kokoa the massive amount of blood, and felt a wave of shame for the stupid notion that a pricked finger would awaken the wounded Vampire. However, regardless of her lack of thought, she could already tell that Kokoa would be alright. Thus, she began to pack her materials away carefully, sterilizing her tools and items as best as she could with what she had. When she moved to take the book from Caim, she saw a small message on her screen,

"Do not feel ashamed, Madam. You did well, under the circumstances that befell you."

Teri smiled faintly at that and silently patted herself on the back for creating an AI that gave her confidence boosts.

Dimension: Avatar Adventures Universe

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

Aftan | Alashi (Ella) | Akane | Devon: Group #5

Akane called out to Aftan even as the knight began to run towards her. "Head towards the others, I'll catch up and get the rear!" she called out.

Steeling herself, she threw a single small fireball into the glittering cloud of bugthings. it was not the torrent of flame she had tried to blast. Hating herself and her eyes tearing up, she drew her sword and charged in after Aftan, slicing away as she went. She hoped she was still worthy, not even able to save Aftan now.

Altea | Angelus | Caim | GabrielleKokoa | Jake | Kalastryn | Teri: Drop Group #1
Kokoa awoke and looked at the two women standing over her. She licked her lips and gave a small smile even as her wounds began to heal, slowly and painfully. "Heh, Mark still tastes sweeter. Thank you." the little vampire said softly. "Hey wait, where's Aftan and Akane?" she asked a bit louder, attempting to get up, only for Teri to interject.

Jake cut in over the top. "Kokoa, Akane is chasing after Aftan as we speak. Listen to Teri, she healed you. Kala helped alot too." he said before turning back to the trees where Akane left. He had a bad feeling about this whole thing.

Dimension: Avatar Adventures Universe

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

Altea | Angelus | Caim | GabrielleKokoa | Jake | Kalastryn | Teri: Drop Group #1

Sadei seemed to glow after Teri helped the vampire. That was really nice of you to do. Even though she's a vampire, it doesn't look like she's inherently bad. Just don't have her touch me, okay? I might hurt her because of what I'm made of...

Kyre | Mark | Tajuh: Drop Group #2

Tajuh just shook his head and sighed. "You think the Guard is tied to that author that just had that training? That just shows how little you know. Even those two from Eberron lost that connection the moment that Slender ripped him out of his plane. Now, call me heartless if you want. I have to watch over much more than this, and if the call's made, I will do what needs to be done."


David | Elena | Kud | Riki | Saya | Slindis: Drop Group #3

Slindis went over to David. "I can understand. We all have our problems, and those that seem perfectly fine are just keeping it buried. Still, thank you for helping with the watch."

After David talked to Slindis, she went back to Elena and Saya. "Oh, it's no problem. I know the jerky might not be to your liking, but I wouldn't trust anything we could hunt here. Besides, the meat holds well in my bag's conditions, and it's a lifesaver. That wedding was nothing important for right now."


Cadolbolg | Kurumu | Puce | Melethia | Rugal | Ton Ton: Drop Group #4

Melethia pulled out her bow and drew an arrow, keeping watch on her side as they made the crossing. "C'mon, it's not that hard to get across, so hurry up. I'll keep an eye over here..."

Aftan | Alashi (Ella) | Akane | Devon: Group #5

Devon made his way over to the male, casting a small spell that caused the tip of his shortsword to light up. Soon enough, he met up with Akane, who looked like she'd seen better days. "I'm glad to have some help here, Akane? I think that was the name. If you can cover the hatchlings, I'll get the male."

bluecrimson:
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Sgt_Jakeman214:
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Altea pondered for a moment on Akane's running off. She didn't know Akane, or why she should care, but decided to run off after her to give any assistance she could. They were all allies in this after all, at least that's how she took it, I mean she did jump off an airship less than 20 minutes after she woke up unconscious on board so you can't exactly blame her for any lack of understanding. "well with all of this solved I do think it a good idea to go after the one with the fiery tails... being alone out here isn't a good idea, and there are strength in numbers." she then walks through the foliage to find Devon's glowing sword trick, and rushes past Akane, clearing a path to Aftan for her with blue, fiery breath, which the insects seemed to... "drop like flies" when they came into contact with. With steam billowing from her mouth and nose she then said to Akane. "If your going to get over there now would be the time." she then takes out her hammer and swats one of the flies which was moving to bite Devon. It gets crushed to the floor with an impressive *crunch*.

Avatar Adventure
Location: The Corrupted Forest
Time: Night

Kyre|Mark|Tajuh

Kyre got out of bed and tagged out Tajuh and Mark from their shift before climbing onto the roof of the small cabin. The trees above them parted to let the moonlight dance upon the falling leaves, the dark night sky was filled with stars, millions and millions of twinkling stars that each burned with the intensity of the sun. The lunar body hung high in the sky, small and lonely.

"This isn't the same sky I used to look up to is it?" she asked herself softly, the twin moons of Midas still hung in her memory, and the brilliant streaks of color that ran like ribbons through the blackness were absent here, "It's too boring to be."

The young Anti-Mage yawned and stretched herself out. The night air was cool against her skin, and the insects brewed a beautiful melody. She reached outward with her hand as if to grab the twinkling lights and smiled, "Kurumu, I wonder if you're looking up at this night sky. I wonder what you're doing. I miss you so much."

David West
David nodded in agreement with Slindis before they headed back to the camp-fire with the others.
He sat down and leaned back on a tree, his hands behind his head with a somewhat relaxed look on his face.
"...You know, I kinda like this....Camping I mean. Couple of friends, Us, the night and a fire, Take away the wildlife wanting us dead and add some booze....Yeah....That'd be awesome..." He signed happily.
"You've never went camping before?"
"Oh no, I used to camping, but that was in the "Isolated, Lining up a head-shot, wearing diapers" sense."
The women of the group couldn't but let out slight chuckles at the "Wearing Diapers" Part.
"....Fuck you." He laughed back with a smile.

Rugal Bernstein
After a few more moments of waiting, Ton Ton didn't return.
"....Right, Time to move out, It's getting dark. Either he's dead or dying, All I know is waiting here isn't getting us to the Temple." Rugal ordered before setting off, He was never too keen on that weird lizard thing anyway.
So he returned to hacking and slashing at the trees and vines in his path.

EDIT: Elena wasn't there.

Dimension: Avatar Adventures Universe

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

Angelus | Caim | GabrielleKokoa | Jake | Kalastryn | Teri: Drop Group #1

Teri smiled and dusted herself off while she watched after her charge, "It doesn't matter if she's a vampire or not, Sadei. She's still Gabrielle, or should I say, Kokoa..."

The vampire looked at Teri with confusion, but shrugged. Obviously, if the brunette wanted to hurt her, she would have already.

"Feeling any better, Kokoa? You really had us worried there... Now, as to Akane... She ran off, but others are looking for her. No-one's going to hurt you, I promise."

Cadolbolg | Ton Ton: Drop Group #4 Team Cute Bruisers!

As they banked towards the red lights; the duo could see that the Knight Errant was recovered, but with a few more faces than anticipated.

Aftan | Alashi (Ella) | Akane | Devon: Group #5

As Ton Ton and Cadolbolg closed in, the group gathered heard a childlike voice coming from a pale blue light, "Hey, is everyone okay? We saw a lot of flashing lights, so we came to investigate."

Disasterchild:
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Kalastryn shook her head at the supposed need of an explanation. Pointing to her horns with her tail in her left hand she said. "Believe me when I say I don't care what you are, if it makes you feel any better. I'll show you the kindness no one used to show me and acknowledge the fact that you certainly don't fit the part of bloodthirsty parasite. I've met, and more often than not, fought vampires that do fit that bill, but I figure myself a living testament to the philosophy that there are honorable people among all walks of life." she said seeming very little, if at all effected by Kokoa. "I'm just glad your burns are healing nicely... geez I just hope there aren't any more friendly fire incidents in the future." she said as she picked off the last of the dried blood from her face and hands... wow, how much did she bleed? There don't seem to be any cuts, but the blood is still there, which is evident from the crimson puddle Kokoa is standing in. "You needn't be afraid of me for simply being what you are, but if you feel the need to explain, feel free."

Disasterchild:
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Dimension: Avatar Adventures Universe

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

Angelus | Caim | GabrielleKokoa | Jake | Kalastryn | Teri: Drop Group #1

Sadei chimed happily in Teri's mind. Yay, she's okay! She's okay! I kinda wanna talk to her, but I dunno...


Kyre | Mark | Tajuh: Drop Group #2

Tajuh looked at the man, still frustrated that the man wasn't quite getting it. "So you think that your guiding hand will ensure everything will be perfect? This constant need for conflict only serves to inflate your ego. And I've seen the exact opposite before. It does work for a select few, but it's the exact opposite. If you really mean the best for these people - and that's what they are, not characters - try interfering less in their lives. And for how small my perspective is, I've seen a hell of a lot more than you have, so don't go on preaching to me. Or perhaps you can tell me how one would stop an apocalyptic scenario where everyone on the planet forms into a formless liquid, for an example."

Mark's words sounded nice, but they were ultimately hollow sounding especially considering the man hadn't even dealt with the multiverse in person for a year.

David | Elena | Kud | Riki | Saya | Slindis: Drop Group #3

Slindis picked up on the scent of blood and moved over to Elena. "Elena, how long have you hidden this?" She took a closer look at the area to see how bad the damage was.


Kurumu | Puce | Melethia | Rugal: Drop Group #4

Melethia smiled. "Hmm, looks like there's a place for us to stay for the night. How about I take a closer look at it?" She focuses intently on the house, trying to notice anything off about it.


Aftan | Alashi (Ella) | Altea | Akane | Cadolbolg | Devon | Ton Ton: Group #5

Devon jumped out of the way of the blast, proving to be an evasive little bastard as he slashed at the roach, getting lucky with a few deep slashes on the insect as Cadolbolg joined the fight. "You're with the rising Dawn? THanks for the help! Now then, let's see how we'll nail the sucker."

Devon cast Know Vulnerabilities! The enemy's weaknesses, resistances, and immunities are now known by the bard.

David West
"...Eh?...How long as she hidde-...." David stopped dead when he saw the blood.
"....What?...Aw crap, ELENA!" He said to try and wake her up, afraid she was going to bleed to death.
It took some doing by Slindis to clam him down.
"Dammit, must have cut something when we were running...Christ, Give it to me straight, how bad is it?!" He pleaded, his joking demeanor all but gone now.

Rugal

Keep an eye out. Nature Calls" Rugal said to Puce as he backed off for a moment to take a pee.

Not!Rugal
As Teri tended to Kokoa, she could have sworn she heard something:
"-Yes, took some doing but they are right where I want them. Viscus, bring the Airship back to AIM, that accursed thing has brought me nothing but trouble. Wesker, bring some men for stage 2-" said as voice that sounded extremely like Rugal's.
She wandered away from the group to a clearing and found the crimelord, decked out in a purple(?) suit suit was talking into his PDA.
"-Once I'm done on my end, They'll all be dead before they even know I betrayed them....Good, I'll call you back, Rugal out." He finished as he turned around with a set of eyes in his head.
A set that was now looking at her.
"Oh......well.....how long have you been standing there?..." he asked in a causal voice.

Rugal

After the crimelord wandered off and did his business, he thought he heard a sound of snapping twigs and leaves and readied a stance. There was a pause, and then a cry; "Mr Bernstein, Thank God!"

Rugal felt a force crash into him, and a pair of arms wrap around his torso in a vice like grip, the girl shaking in sobs, "We were attacked! My group was scattered by a hoard of terrible things and I- I-"

She shook a little more, no doubt out of sheer terror, and Rugal had realized that it was only Teri, if a bit shaken. With an awkward movement, the King of Fighters pushed the girl away, and... Didn't detect anything? Well, he could hear the girl's sobs clearly shaking her.

"Teri, er... Speak clearly. Tell me what happened? Where is your group?"

The girl shook her head again, her sobs still filling the air, "UWAAAAHHH! I'm so scared! I saw Caim go down from a giant cockroach! CAIM of all people! Please don't leave me alone..."

Not!Rugal

A laugh (that sounded far more like a gasp) escaped the tablet as Teri looked at Rugal in shock.

"Mr.. Bernstein?"

She tried to change the conversation to a far more sane topic; hoping she could stall for time as she tried to make sense of the scenario,

"Er... I just got here. I heard your voice and I... Well, when did you get here? I thought you were with another group. At least, that's what Angelus told Caim. Where did you get your eyes?!"

Unfortunately, her mind being synched with a Tablet did not bode well for hiding her quickly racing heart, or for the threads of doubt forming in her mind;

"He wants to kill us all. I shouldn't have trusted him. God, why? Why?!"

The Cartel Lord began to walk towards the girl, his eyes still fixed upon her, even when she was slowly stepping back, and slowly removing a bottle of water from her satchel...

Aftan | Alashi (Ella) | Altea | Akane | Cadolbolg | Devon | Ton Ton: Group #5

"Let's do this!"

As the duo speed towards the cockroaches with vigor; they did not notice a shadow passing over them.

Rugal
....Something's wrong with this picture.... Rugal thought, but Teri sounds like she was in a bad state.
"Alright...Now listen to me: Caim is a lot harder then you think. It'll take a lot more then a mere cockroach to take him down. So here's what we are going to do, We are going to get Puce and Kurumu, They are going to help us and we'll get rid of the cockroach. Understand?" He said, the writer nodding as she sniffed.
"I understand. Thank you Mr. Bernstein"
Rugal smiled and lead the way the way towards the others, holding her hand as he did.

Not!Rugal
"...I'm guessing....Too long..." The self proclaimed Lord God said as he advanced on Teri.
"I was hoping we'd settle Later, Was going to be a wonderful party, Wesker, Bison, Viscus, Bruiser. Oh the fun we could have had..." He smiled as he advanced closer, his massive frame becoming more and more apparent.
Teri soon found herself backed up to a tree as the man in Purple knelled down to come face to face.
"Don't be like this, You know full well what kind of a man I am. Mmmm....Bruiser went into great detail about what he did to you, what he would've done to you. And I have to admit..."
An unsettling grin appeared on his face.
"...Some of them sounded rather fun..." He finished as his hands glowed a blood red as he brought up his slashing aura.
"Try not to bleed too much....Mm?"
As Rugal was talking, Teri poured the bottle, giving her a moment to escape.

Avatar Adventure
Location: Corrupted Forest
Time: Night

Kyre

The Anti-Mage smiled happily and threw her arms around Kurumu, "I did... I missed you. I never should have left alone." Her hands snaked along Kurumu's skin until she reached Fang's cold hard hilt. Kyre was crying now, this girl had been like a mother to her, seen the depths of darkness with her. Yet, at the same time Kyre couldn't recall how she knew, but she did.

"I love you friend Kurumu," she pressed deeply into the Succubus' chest, "I won't leave you again."

The strike was fast and hard. Kyre was a good meter away, and Talon was in her right hand, leaves rained down upon the two as crimson droplets filled the air around them, the Anti-Mage's eyes were crazed, and her toothy smile shone in the blue moonlight, "I'll make sure you'll never be able to leave me either!"

Kyre had cut off Kurumu's wings, and covered herself in the Succubus's blood. She gripped Talon with both hands and charged forward, intent on severing all of Kurumu's limbs.

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BlackHarte

"Coffee with lots of caramel and sugar is really the best," he sighed to himself, slinking back into his chair, "I wonder how the young master is doing..."

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
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Not!Rugal

Sadei yelled in Teri's mind. Teri, it doesn't matter what he tries, I won't allow it! The silver staff seemed to give itself just enough weight for the author to defend herself, and a light steam began issuing from it.


Kyre | Mark | Tajuh: Drop Group #2

Tajuh laughed dryly. "That could have worked were it not for the main group that was to be defending the planet wanting the destruction. But you think Devon is my author? You really do? You're sadly mistaken, as he only penned the Eberron children. From what I've done, I'm certain we'll be seeing plenty of each other in the afterlife. And you know what? Considering the fact that it's all held up as well as it has, I'd do it all again. I'll gladly be the man that does what needs to be done if it will ensure the safety of the whole."

The man had shifted off of his ranting to a tired tone, not wanting to deal with the man that had such corrosive ideas.


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

Slindis turned to the succubi with what could only be her author after casting a few Cure Light Wounds on the cuts, glaring at the two after Elena's cuts were mended. "It's not enough that you have to destroy my home with your writing, but you also have to consort with succubi that are as horrid as you are? You sicken me."

The young man held his hands up in a non-threatening manner "Now hold on here, Slindis. You were reunited with your daughter, weren't you? Sure, I had to work with Lucifer to do it and spend some time at his to do so, But I'm looking out for you. C'mon, David, back me up here."

Not!Devon is casting Charm Person on David! He has to roll a 10 or higher to avoid the spell.


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

The Paladin nodded. "I was aiming at rounding up the groups that were split up by the fall. I've already reunited with Teri, and the two of us have set up a small campsite. Would you mind following me?" Melethia ran off to her mom, waving the group on. "C'mon, guys! My mom's been out lotsa times. I'm sure she's already got something really awesome set up!"

The Paladin smiled to herself mentally. Even if she couldn't get them all, she could take them apart one by one into the ambush Teri had set up.


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

Devon shook his head. "Hey now, all of this without knowing each other's names? Plus, I'd kinda like to stick with you and see why you weren't supposed to be in hell. Is that so much to ask for?" He went over to her, hoping that she'd stick around for longer.

Rugal

The False Teri leaned happily against Rugal's arm as she was being escorted back to the group, her sniffles lightening up as they walked, "I'm glad I found you, Mr. Bernstein. I don't know what I would have survived if it wasn't you I found. You're super strong and everything... Hee hee!"

Were Rugal able to see, the girl's face was a bit red, "Er... Forget I said that! Hee hee. You've even done well, despite the ponies. Hmn, makes me wonder... Did it change Everything when you were sent to that hellhole? Was it good penance for some of things you've done? I'm sure Tomoya isn't too happy about that power drain you did to him a while back. Maybe he got some of your crazy."

Rugal looked (HA) towards the girl in confusion, "What did you just say?"

Teri smiled again, "You heard me Mr. Bernstein. Maybe Tomoya got some of your crazy. Maybe that's why I like being around you; I've been told I got my own brand of crazy... A shame though. If you were a bit younger and I was a little older, things would work a little better between us."

That was when Rugal Bernstein felt something literally and metaphorically hit him in the gut; as a sharp piece of metal was jabbed in his stomach.

There was a distinctly cruel cackle, and "Teri" said, "I suppose like your ponies, you're all whinny and no bite! Hee hee hee! Get it?! Ah, such a shame... The good ones always die young.. You're like wine, you know? Perfectly aged~!"

That was when the metal was jerked from his stomach; and the sound of it coming was quickly upon the Fighter.

Not!Rugal

The Water Elemental appeared quickly to it's shaken Mistress, and caught the impact of Rugal's strike in it's hands. The Fake!Rugal was stunned at this development, to the point that Teri was able to break away and open another water bottle on the ground, causing another Water Elemental to raise from the ground. As Rugal fussed with the first Water Elemental, the second slammed into the Fighter from behind.

Teri would have ran for it, but sheer shock and terror rooted her feet to the ground. Bruiser. The bastard was involved with Bruiser. The girl couldn't take this. The betrayal was bad enough, but the mere mention of that monster, as well as ALL that Rugal implied was too much.

"Sadei, I think I'm going to be sick."

"Don't just sit there, use magic! Or did you forget that?!"

Teri shakily held her hands up at the command by her staff, and moved them in a practiced motion,

"Of course... My Lord, My God, Calamity befalls me. Please, send your Divine Justice upon the one who brings me ill."

At the end of those words, a ghostly Longsword appeared, and began to attack the Fake Rugal as well.

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

Alarms ran off the charts as Teri's vitals appeared in the book in Dimitri's hands. With a deep frown, The AI's eyes flashed as different protocols of emergency were activated.

"This will have to wait, Vermilion. Teri is in extreme danger! ALL MESSAGING HANDS, TO ME!"

Several books appeared around the butler as they floated around Dimitri; messages of SOS being sent out to various PDA holders. Ironically, Rugal Bernstein's absent PDA was on that list.

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

Angelus bowed her head, and said, "They were captured by natives. We came looking for any who could come with us to help them. I even heard the both of them were going to be sold as breeding stock if we didn't hurry..."

Caim only remained mute; his eyes piercing the group even moreso than usual.

As Cadolbolg cavorted about his "Parents", Ton Ton looked at Caim in confusion; a familiar feeling of anxiousness filling him, and he whispered to Cadolbolg, "I don't like this... Something's wrong."

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

Spotting Teri wandering off, Jake followed. He could only watch in horror as Rugal showed his true colours, attacking the young girl. But she came back, managing to summon two water elementals. Tough, but they would not be enough. Jake tapped Caim on the shoulder and ran off towards Teri, sword drawn and ready for the charge.

"Teri! We're coming!" he shouted as he ran in.

Teri held her staff up and spoke words that Jake ignored, as he saw an opening from Rugal knocking back the first elemental and then being hit from behind by the second. Jake's sword glittered light blue in the twilight as he swung it from low to high in a massive gutting swing.

Rugal blocked it by grabbing the blade. A trickle of blood ran down it. Jake grinned and followed through, impacting against the King of Fighters and simply stopping.
"Oh shit."

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

Akane breathed a sigh of relief at their save by the Pact duo, immediately sheathing her sword and running over to Aftan. She waited fretfully for Aftan's Phoenix to heal the Knight. It had someone else to heal as well.

Rugal
Rugal stopped instantly at the mention of his time spent...in that place.
But things quickly took a turn for the weird as she kept talking.
...What the hell did Bruiser do to this ch-UGH!!?
His train of thought was derailed by the blade that dug itself into his gut.
This combined with the other wounds was a fatal combination.
Blood starting pouring from the stab wound as he dropped his staff and fell onto the ground as the imposter stabbed him again, this time in the spine.
"YOU.......SPINELess....WHORE!" He shouted in pain and anger before Fake Teri pulled the blade out again.
"Tee-hee-hee..."Spineless" HAHAHAHAHAAH!
A small blot of rage fuelled his next move, grabbing the Fake's leg and pulling her to the ground.
He was able to get her in a Ankle Lock hold and began twisting her foreleg, hearing a good Snap as he rotated it 360 degrees.
Something told him to ease off the leg, he didn't listen.

Not!Rugal
"Indeed." The Lord of Fighters said before grabbing Jake by the neck and lifting him several feet off the ground.
A quick smirk later and Jake found himself flying towards a tree, impacting with enough force to cause it to uproot.
Turning back to the Water Elementals, he merely said "Kids, eh?" before casually blocking and dodging their swings and attacks.
"Come on, REALLY sock it too me this time!" He taunted as he allowed one of the guardians to land a hit, right in the face no doubt.
"...That all?" He remarked before he returned the favour, hitting with enough force to cause to revert back at a puddle for a moment.
He was merely counting down until they disappeared.

David West
David was more concerned for Elena, but when Devon spoke....
"....He kinda has a point, Slin...I mean...A lot of us have questionable pasts..." He said as he walked beside his new friend.
"But the Past is the past...Right? Come on, He's sorry, right?"
It was rather clear that something was done to David, Elena was still out and yet his mood changed completely.

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

Jake groaned as his vision swam. "Oh fuck that hurt. Shit, Teri!" Jake struggled back to his feet, glad to not have anything broken, though his ribs hurt from their earlier break in the Rising Dawn. Making his way over to Teri, he took a defensive stance in front of her and looked back at her. "You've got some offensive magic right? Anything I can do to help, or is keeping Rugal away from you best?" he said, keeping an eye on the King of Fighters ahead.

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

"AFTAN!" Akane cried, falling to her knees before the White Knight. "I thought we'd lost you, then you attacked us, then I killed the fake you, but I burnt Kokoa, oh Gods we have to get back you have to help Teri heal her oh Gods I burnt her so badly in my rage oh Gods how can I be forgiven!" The distraught Kitsune babbled with tears flowing fast down her face. She jumped to her feet and grabbed Aftan, dragging her back towards Kokoa.

OOC~Ladies, first - I think not Captcha, bitches be trippin'! Get back in the office and make me money bitch!

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 gasped as Jake was thrown against the tree, but gave an inward sigh of relief as he stood back up and asked a question. "Give me a water bottle! DIVINE JUSTICE, HAVE AT IT! Elementals, Rise!"

As the blade jabbed at the fighter and the elementals rose to attack again, tears ran down the girl's face as she began to chant in a language not known to any but the Divine (Celestial) and a dog appeared by her side. The creature was beautiful, and looked similar to a golden retriever; but it's fur was more of a glowing medium brown. It growled at the being before it, and Teri said through her sorrow; "Caramel, SIC EM!"

The dog growled, and it's teeth began to glow before bounding between the Water Elementals and jumping towards the King of Fighters with it's teeth bared.

Teri too, had her teeth bared in the assault, and choked out of the tablet, "I fixed you when you were as broken as I was! I didn't mock you for your infirmities! You promised me my safety! I WAS YOUR EQUAL! I TRUSTED YOU! WHY?! What is possessing you to do this?!"

Angry static erupted as a scream of ferocity tore from it; and the dog's teeth dug into the Fighter's Leg.

Thankfully, the sound of footsteps heralded the oncoming arrival of Caim and the others...

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

The mad laughter of the girl did not cease, even with her leg broken, but she frowned for a moment when she remembered what Berstein said to her, "Aw, I'm not your type, huh? But "Whore"..? Now that's just cruel! You shouldn't talk that way to a lady! I WAS NEVER A WHORE! THAT BASTARD WANTED ME TO BE! BUT I SURVIVED! Not like you did, Mr. I-Have-Backup-Bodies! When I'm through with you, you'll wish you could go back to one!"

And with her shaking arms, she moved to plunge the blade again.

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

Caim frowned at Ton Ton, and said, "Awfully presumptious for one so small. Do you not care about the Author? Do you want her to be taken away and never seen again? Then come with us, for we shall save them!"

The dragon laughed, and said, "I'll even let the rest of the humans rest in my claws for protection..."

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

Lights flashed on and off as the girl outside waged magical war with a Fake; her storming emotions threatening to blow the place sky high if Dimitri wasn't watching over everything so carefully.

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

"Water bottles in me webbing belt right in front of ya!" Jake said as his attention returned to the fight. He felt weak just standing there, letting the Elementals do all the work, but he was way outmatched against Rugal. But if he could even delay the King of Fighters for but a moment against Teri and give her time to flee, he was doing something worthwhile.

"Gods give me the strength to protect her..." he muttered aloud.

Dimension: Avatar Adventures Universe

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

Kyre | Mark | Tajuh: Drop Group #2

He nodded. "How about we agree on the goal, even if the finer details are areas we may disagree. If you'll excuse me, I'd say that checking up on Kyre would be a good idea. I don't trust this forest one bit, and there's already been attacks by clones. There's nothing stopping attacks from others."

As he walked outside, he saw Kyre and Kurumu embracing. "Mark, head outside. Either option for what's happening out there isn't good."


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

Devon grinned as he talked on. "No, she wouldn't. After all, she's to scared of what would happen if her daughter saw her mark. Oh wait, You didn't tell them yet, did you? David, are you comfortable with allowing a person who's attached to cutthroat mercenaries tend to the woman you made a deal with Death for to reclaim? If it would bring her home back, she'd make a deal with anyone to do that. Maybe even the Hammer Empire. Did you do so much to have a self-righteous bitch sell the woman you love for her own selfish desires?" The small smirk grew as he looked to David for his response.

Slindis began drawing her blade, slowly growing angry at the man. "Who in Khyber are you to say that, you callous bastard?! You're the one that caused the destruction of our home!"

He laughed at the indignant response. "Oh, did I? I was just sitting comfortably at home when it was destroyed because of your inaction. But wait, you're the knight. Clearly you can do no wrong...Besides that time you let your brothers and sisters in the temple die. Or how about that time that you ransacked the holy place of your religion? Or maybe it was heading back to that same area you lost your brothers and sisters and throwing the events into motion that caused your planet's destruction?"


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

As they made it deeper into the forest, Slindis touched her left arm, causing a dense fog to coat the area which made it difficult for Kurumu to see. "I'm sorry, Melethia."

Melethia was confused by this and tugged her mother's leg. "For what?"

Before the girl had a chance to react, Slindis horribly skewered her with both rapiers. "This."

The young girl let out a sharp cry of pain as the drow twisted the rapiers around, making sure that the acid and frost got into as much area as possible before she ripped the blades out. The stench of blood couldn't be smelled by Puce from this far, but Kurumu could easily smell it.


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

He gave a genuine smile. "It's a great name, and I really do appreciate you helping me so much, even if I did guilt trip you. How about we check up on the two that just landed?" Devon made his way back to the group, playing a small melody on his guitar as he did so.

Rugal
Rugal felt the blade cut his shoulder and the cries of pain reached Puce as he made his way over.
"....Go....to...helllll...." He managed to say before he passed out, a bloody wreak on the ground.
It was around this time that Puce found Teri trying to free her broken leg from Rugal's hold.

Dimension: Avatar Adventures Universe

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

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

"Wait what? Aftaaaaaaaaan!" Akane shouted as she ran after her partner. Something did definitely feel wrong about the Dragon and her Rider's spirits...

"Angelus and Caim are fakes! Evil spirits of the forest! GET CLEAR!" the Kitsune shouted to everyone as the realization hit her.

Dimension: Avatar Adventures Universe

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

Kyre | Mark | Tajuh: Drop Group #2

Tajuh looked again at the situation, quickly trying to break down what was happening. "Mark, split them apart. Either Kyre's lost her mind or something else that's very wrong is happening here." Mark saw that the man was stretching, getting ready for combat again.


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

Slindis was drawing her blades more, aiming at attacking the succubus. "Who the hell are you two to say those things?"

Devon laughed as he continued. "Oh, she'd try apologizing, but it wouldn't do a bit of good. After all, she is a freak. And you know the best part of this? She can't kill me, because she'd be killing herself and her daughter by doing so! Goddamn, I love it when a plan comes together. Don't you, my dear?" He whistled a small little ditty as Slindis tried her best to contain her fury.

"Devon, We're done here. If you escape here, I will hunt you down. And although I may not kill you, there are an incredible amount of ways that I can make your life completely miserable. I think I'll start by getting rid of that succubus there." Slindis charged Alashi and stabbed in the same motion with the speed of someone that's fought for years.


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

Melethia was nearly lifeless as Kurumu rushed her back to where Puce should have been with a nearly blank face of shock. The wounds that Slindis had delivered were grave, and Kurumu knew she couldn't hold on for a good deal of time without immediate medical aid. "...why?..." The young girl's feeble plea was crushing, and it was filled with a mixture of disbelief and despair.

Meanwhile, the Drow flicked her wrist to stab the two holding her arms in the faces, and they loosened their grip for long enough for the well-trained paladin to break the grip and jam a rapiers through the eye socket of Mu, flicking the wrist a few times to thoroughly destroy the brain. "Succubi, you feeble tricks will not work on a knight that's lived their entire one hundred plus years on the battlefield."

Slindis was outnumbered two to one, and from how easily she killed one of the illusions, it was clear that this made the fight almost fair.


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

Devon nodded. "I'd say more of close friends, although I've never been good with picking up on this sort of thing." He made his way to the rest of the group when Akane called out her warning.

"Fakes, then? I'll take a look and see to make sure about that." he focused on the two, detecting a strong aura of magic around the two.

Devon casted Detect Magic.

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 did as she was directed, and grabbed a bottle of the stuff from Jake, and dumped it out on the ground; causing another Elemental to be born. Sending after it's siblings, the dog and the Divine Sword, As well as Kokoa and Caim coming in for the charge; Teri could safely say that things were about to get messy. That didn't stop her face from being any less messy than the situation. Tears were flowing heavily down a red face contorted in anger and grief as she concentrated on keeping her spells up and running.

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

Before Puce arrived

As the False Teri twisted the knife and pulled it out the man's shoulder, and whispered to the fading man, "that's where you'll be going, asshole. Don't worry; your little friend will join you soon. It'll be fun hearing her curse your name as she falls from grace."

When Puce approached, the facade of the weak and helpless Author kicked in again, and she gave a gasp of relief, "Puce! Thank God! AH~!"

She weakly tried to get out of Rugal's grasp, but the "dead man's" grip held strong. Another sharp cry echoed from the fake's mouth as she twisted around, "Help me, Puce! He won't let go, even when he's passed out!"

As Puce moved to help Fake!Teri, he asked again, "What happened here?!"

Fake!Teri let out another sob of pain as Puce moved to free her leg, and said "I was separated from my group during an attack. I even saw Caim get downed by a giant cockroach! Anyway, I was able to escape; and I ran into Mr. Bernstein. Naturally, I was relieved, but then he attacked me! I've no idea what prompted him, maybe he something funny, I dunno; but I got a lucky shot in, and he fell. So... Well.. I... I..."

The girl broke into sobs again, "I didn't want to do it, but I was scared of what could happen if he got back up! I... I killed him! God forgive me, I did; most likely..."

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

The False Angelus frowned at the interlopers seeing through their guise so quickly, but did not fret. Instead, the red dragon spread her wings and took in a deep breath...

The False Caim, on the other hand, lightly patted his son, and took Ton Ton from his back, "You're a bore and an interloper. I hope you get roasted."

With a simple throw, the Tonberry began to fly through the air at uncomfortable speeds.

Dimension: Avatar Adventures Universe

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

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

Saya was observing the situations, not wanting to cause any trouble. Like she said, nothing was her business and as the group worried over Elena, she was eating a left over beef jerky. A bit heartless, but she has seen worse wounds inflicted before, physically and emotionally. Then a succubus and a man come along, bullying the group practically and this chick has the nerve to grab Saya's shirt.

Insults are typical, but when you get physical with her... well...

".. The f***? You stupid @$$ b****-"
As Ella was done speaking to David, she turn to insult Saya more until-

Ella was actually sent back, rolling a bit until she scrambled up with her nose leaking blood. As strong and perhaps swift as this succubus could be, Saya did what she assumed wouldn't happen. And it didn't stop there, Saya's eyes slightly burned a yellow with her tattoos lighting up yellow.

"First of all, who the flying s*** are you to come here, in our camp, and start drama? You're like one of those lousy @$$ girls at some f***ing high school, it's so pathetic and immature I f***ing pity your sorry existence. AND YOU."

Saya points at Devon, her eyes like daggers.
"Go ahead and mess with me, but don't you pretend to have the balls to insult a warrior like Slindis and bring up her personal past. I may feel like she's a b**** at times, but she's shown to be more capable of handling herself then someone who looks like a joker chocking on feces mother f***er."

And that's when Slindis charged at Ella.

Disasterchild:

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Dimension: Avatar Adventures Universe

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

Kyre | Mark | Tajuh: Drop Group #2

Tajuh looked at the man. "Intervene. I know the one up there's real, and I highly doubt the real Kurumu would allow herself to be mutilated like that." He climbed up onto the roof, ready to fight the Kurumu he highly suspected was a fake.


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

The Paladin contorted in midair, avoiding the blast and setting herself up for a roll when she landed. "Tira, guide my blades as I get rid of this succubus with your blessing."

Devon laughed at the chant as he began playing an energetic song. "You know she's dead, right? Because of your colossal fuckup, everything you know and care about is getting killed... including your own daughter, it seems. By your own hand, no less. Tragic, really, but that's what your whole life has been. Nothing but finding out how you can fuck everything up in every step that you take. David, would you kindly help my dear Ella get rid of those two? The fight could harm Elena if it continues, and it would be such a shame to lose her to a cutthroat harlot and a foulmouthed wench."

Although it was hard to tell, the fake Devon could tell that his words were affecting the paladin.


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

The way she was fighting was unreal, and the illusion accessed a memory off Slindis telling Kurumu her high rank as a Paladin. From the way she was holding them back, it was clear that she wasn't casually given this rank.

No, this was a Paladin forged in war. And the frightening thing was that she wasn't even breaking a sweat under the combined assault.


The splash from the wooden grail did little to repair the horrible injuries. It was clear that the chaotic energies of the rapier were heavily interfering with the grail's capabilities. Puce looked down at Melethia to see the face of a utterly devastated girl, and it seemed the girl was beyond crying as she seemed to have lost all hope.

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

Devon began playing an old song to help the group focus as he talked to Alashi.

"Hmm, both the rider and the dragon are basically all magic. It could be the forest picking us off group by group. You don't have to be like that. Hell, I hardly know them! Still, would you mind sticking with me until we at least get this done?" He was visibly concerned as the two began to focus in on attacking the group.

TheMehKingdom:
Titania: "This bag holds one thing, something you will need most at your most dire time. When that time comes, open it. And do not open it before that."
(Click on Meh for post)

Rugal Bernstein
This was it.
This was how it was going to end.
Back in his prime, he could take a few deep stabs, but his blindness and his wounds from earlier, it all added up.
He was fading in and out of consciousness, There was only so many times he could escape death.
So as Teri escaped from his grasp, it seemed that he man he met when he was 18 was finally righ-
....The bag! He thought as he fought back from death's embrace and reached into his pocket for the bag.
He undid the string on it, then for once, the empty bag had something in it.
His bloody hands reached in and felt what appeared to be a glass eye.
....No....th-this is.... He thought in disbelief as he examined it in his hands.
The Groves, the weight, the shape, It was what it was.
"....Feng....Shui...Engine!?...." He gasped in surprise.
Tears of joy and blood were shed as he stuck it in his right socket.
It rebooted and soon he began to make out the sky above, all though a red tint, but still, He had vision again.
He felt it power up, enhancing his power level, the pain fading away.
He sat up and gasped, his wounds hurt, sure, but he was now able to get back in the fight.
He picked himself up off the ground, looking at the bag still in his hand.
image
"...Like Magic....Heh...." He said as he stared at Puce.
"Puce, Listen to me, That...Is not Ter-...Melethia?....What happened?..."

Not!Rugal
Despite all his power and his skill, at the end of the day, the efforts of the team working in union with a combined goal soon acting against
By the time he got the dog off, Caim was in the air with his sword drawn and ready to take Not!Rugal's head off.
Despite bring his arm up to block, He soon found his arm cut clean off at the elbow.
This followed by a series of attacks from everyone else soon pacified him:
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"...Damm..it....I didn't...even want to be this one......I wanted to be the dragon...." the imposter said to himself as he wobbled a little.

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