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

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Dimension: Avatar Adventures Universe

Location: Corrupted Forest | Corrupted Temple of Light | South America
Time: Midday | January 2nd

Airship Rising Dawn - The Bridge:

A.I. Vermilion | Dimitri | Jake
Jake sighed at the news. "Thank you for the Information on Teri Vermillion, along with the room. What are Dmitri's thought's on the matter? For that matter is she simply sleeping and having a bad dream? She was with Slindis last I checked, they could be training. I don't wanna intrude on her too much lest she think I'm stalking her..."

Rugal | Melethia

Melethia's eyes gleamed at the thought of picking that up. "It sounds pretty interesting. Wanna head to the training room for that, Wheathair?"

Rugal | Melethia

"Gladly. Follow me."
Thus Rugal led Melethia to the Training Room and began to get things set up.
"Now I must warn you: Teaching was never my forte. I am a masterful student as I can pick up such techniques by merely watching, but teaching is another matter. Still, I'm certain we'll get on okay. First things first: a demonstration." He explained as he locked the room down and brought up a Stone Statue of Tomoya in the center of the hallway.

"The Basis of the move is simple. It's a extremely quick hand moment that results in a strong blast of air striking the foe for reasonable damage with no Ki Energy required. It's perfect for close encounters as it has a range of about 10 to 20 feet before the blast expires. It can be done in two ways:
The One Armed Method or the Cross Armed Method. For the sake of simplicity, I'll be teaching you the Cross Armed Method.
Now, watch my movements..."

Rugal stepped in front of the statue with around 7 feet between them before spreading out his arms and bringing them back in front of him extremely quick.
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"SONIC BOOM!"
Melethia watched as small crescent-shaped wave of energy raced towards the statue and stuck it, causing it to crumble into dust.

"See? Not too hard is it? The main thing you need in order to preform it is strength, enough to execute the necessary movements. To do this..." He explained before he opened a side compartment and pulled out a rather large set of dumbbells and dropped them on the ground in front of her.
"We'll be using these. One hand each. 500 reps each. any questions?"

If you have any questions, please ask! The system my characters were pulled from has a decent amount of documentation involved, so I can explain it fairly easily.


Avatar Adventure
Location: Rising Dawn
Time:
Midday

BlackHarte | Kurumu

BlackHarte stared at Kurumu and placed his hands on her shoulders before silently guiding her out of the Canteen. When the two were well out of range from the earshot of the others, BlackHarte turned to the Succubus and spoke softly, "The young master has fallen ill."

With that BlackHarte walked over to the medical bay and slid opened the door. Armageddon was still standing idly inside, presiding over the small frail body of the Anti-Mage.

Her face was red now, and her breathing was rapid and short. BlackHarte, or rather Edward, walked gently over to her, his footsteps not making any sound and placed his hand on Kyre's forehead.

"A cold fever..." he grumbled, "she went around consuming random things in the jungle didn't she? It'll be lucky if this isn't Ebola fever."

Then he turned to Kurumu, who he had inadvertently dragged with him into the medical bay, "Before I start with this. Is there anything I can help you with?"

Rugal | Melethia

She picked up the weights and beg the repetitions, thinking Rugal's movements through as she started the repetitions. They didn't make much sense - after all, if all it needed was strength, why hadn't she heard it before? There's gotta be more to it than just that. But what is it? The weights were a bit heavy, but the more difficult part was keeping that motion in mind as she did the movements, nearing one hundred repetitions.

As she did the movements, Rugal saw that the girl was putting her mind into breaking down the motion as her eyes glazed over much in the same way they did when she dismantled traps.

Avatar Adventure
Location: Rising Dawn
Time: Midday

BlackHarte | Kurumu | Kyre

Kyre shivered in her sleep, turning over onto her side and then shifting back. BlackHarte looked on, moving his hand from her forehead to her neckline and pulling apart the small green cloak around her shoulders, and then slipping the chainmail and leather from her so that the young anti-mage remained in her undershirt.

Edward folded up her armor and placed it on top of Armageddon's saddle.

"If you could hold her down, that would be best. The young master is not very comfortable with machines, and what I am about to do would be very invasive," he paused, "in short, I expect her to react badly if she wakes up."

BlackHarte's hands melted into black liquid and spread across Kyre's body, piercing her skin along her sides and arms. There was a small click, and crimson blood began to flow from Kyre's body into BlackHarte, and then back into the Anti-Mage's body again.

"If you're wondering, this is blood dialysis."

Dimension: Avatar Adventures Universe

Location: Corrupted Forest | Corrupted Temple of Light | South America
Time: Midday | January 2nd

Airship Rising Dawn - Networks:

A.I. Vermilion | Dimitri

Dimitri took in Vermilion's distress instantaneously, and before doing so, decided to get Jake off their tales with a simple, "She is currently engaged in a private matter with Paladin Slindis. I shall alert you when she is ready to take visitors, alright? I apologize for being short with you, but you must remember I am built to serve. Caution for my Lady is but a normal part of my programming..."

After muting the channel to Jake, Dimitri took Vermilion's hands in his own, virtual fabric running over virtual hands as kind yellow eyes stared intently into glowing red ones, "...Ms. Vermilion, are you familiar with the story of Persephone?"


Teri's Mindscape - TUNDRA OF DOOM, BITCHES:

ireT | sidnilS | reficuL <--*waves hands* Watch out, we got a 'badass' over here!

The dragon gritted it's teeth in pain as the arrows struck true in several places, one piercing the covering over the Cleric; causing more of the... Black (?) water seep from the wounds sustained there. As Lucifer dived down towards the beast, he noticed that as it drained, the Cleric seemed to move around in her prison more... As if she were struggling. Perhaps the reason she was so unresponsive was on account of this substance!

The Ice Dragon had no time to react when Lucifer dive bombed it's wing; and found itself falling to the ground far more quickly than it would have liked. Even in pain, the dragon curled in on itself to reduce the impact upon it's prisoner's cage; as it needed HER in order to sustain it's advantage over the duo. However, that didn't mean that the cage did not sustain some damage. Cracks appeared on the surface of it's cage, and a small chip was missing from the upper portion, around where the Cleric's head was located. As the water around that area drained away, Slindis could hear the Cleric gasp for breath desperately, each breath inter-spaced with a silent sob.

The Dragon forced itself up again, the other wing limply set against it's side, broken and unable to use; with it's former left wing melted off. Shaking as it stabilized it's movements, dark curses billowed from it's maw as the dragon began advancing towards the Paladin again, "Persistent... Insects. I will.. freeze your blood!"

The dragon opened it's immense mouth again, the frigid breath of the dragon directed solely at Slindis.

Dimension: Avatar Adventures Universe

Location: Corrupted Forest | Corrupted Temple of Light | South America
Time: Midday | January 2nd

Airship Rising Dawn - Crew Quarters:

Devon | Ella

While Ella chatted in the room, Devon cast a Prestidigation to clean himself up and waited for her outside, noting that it was taking fairly long. "Even if she's showering and getting ready, it's taking a pretty long time for her to get ready. In that case, I might as well return the favor and make sure I look presentable." After taking a good amount of time to ensure that his clothing was fully cleaned even if it was a bit torn up.

"Ella, you about done in there? The dinner might walk off on us if ya take any longer!" He joked as he called into the room through the closed door, not knowing the deeds that were taking place in there.


Teri's Mindscape - TUNDRA OF DOOM, BITCHES:

ireT | sidnilS | reficuL | iedaS

Slindis tried to move out of the way of the breath, but it was too late - she took the full brunt of the blast and was frozen to the spot. Teri, I won't let this be the end. If I do, I'll have failed you completely! As she faced the certainity of death while straining against the ice, a timid voice floated through the Tundra.

"Teri, we're all here for you. Please, don't give up!" A small calming silver fire drifted over to the group as it grew and shifted into a slender teenage girl wearing glasses and a simple black long sleeved shirt with a red bow on the neck. She quickly summoned a Silver staff with engravings of a fire on it and went in to attack the dragon, hoping to free Teri as she thwacked away at its legs. Although the attacks didn't harm the dragon all too much, it distracted it momentarily.

The moment's distraction gave Slindis the time needed to focus all her strength on shattering the ice encasing her. However, this action also served to shatter her armor and blades. "Teri, I'm breaking you out of that cage even if it kills me!" Even though the frigid winds tore at the now unarmored Drow, she focused everything she had into delivering two solid punches that pierced through the encasement by Teri's knees, causing more of the black liquid to leak out.

Dimension: Avatar Adventures Universe

Location: Airship Rising Dawn | Bridge | South America
Time: Midday | January 2nd

Jake nodded at Dimitri's request, understanding the situation. "That won't be necessary Mr Dimitri, I don't need to bother Miss Gravel for a long while I hope. Slindis cares greatly for her, and should be able to help her through any issues she has in her training."

Jake turned away from the main console and walked up to the main window, gazing out across the open skies, hand upon the pommel of his sword.

"And I'm sick of being woken up before I get a whole 2 hours sleep..." he muttered more to himself than anyone else.

Dimension: Avatar Adventures Universe

Location: Corrupted Forest | Corrupted Temple of Light | South America
Time: Midday | January 2nd

Airship Rising Dawn - Networks:

A.I. Vermilion | Dimitri

Dimitri chuckled at Vermilion's answer and continued, "Not the best at metaphors, aren't you Ms. Vermilion? You see, I find that my existence will most likely follow after that Goddess; split between two realms, and constantly changing between them. Whilst her Ladyship stays on the Rising Dawn, I will be able to continue my work here; and can easily do as she wishes from outside the Tablet. However, once she reaches the ground again, I shall need to be transported with her. It would serve as a direct link to this ship while the teams went about their way; and would prove more efficient. You know that it takes more processing cycles to access this ship with both of us here rather than one on either end."

As he continued to speak, his voice softened, and a softer smile than his usual poise took form; an even mixture of happiness and melancholy; "Please do not think that I leave because I am willingly wanting to abandon you. I am preforming my duty when I am gone, keeping the Users safe, so that I may sooner return here... I would not want to be away from you for long."


Teri's Mindscape - The Grey:

Lucifer | Sadei | Slindis | Teri <--No Hex for you!

The dragon weakly tried to take a step back from Lucifer, but the Angel followed after the beast without fail, his gaze never staying away from his query.

"Close your eyes"

The Cleric didn't need telling twice. As the glow began to envelope everything around them, the Ice Dragon shook it's head, crying out soundlessly in pain as the ice that it was composed of slowly began to melt away. However, despite the noise around her, Teri noticed that her mind had never been clearer; and she realized the truth of this whole encounter. She smiled faintly, feeling the heat of Lucifer's light wash over her after being trapped in this dark and terrifying prison,

Listen to me. Hopefully, it'll end after you read the rest of this post.

"I get it. I finally understand what you are."

"What?! What are you going on about?"

"But you told me this from the start... You're me, and I'm you. Everyone has two sides to them; one dark and one light. The dark side is what people hate about themselves, and the light is what they find of value. Sometimes, the dark side wins, and that person constantly struggles with themselves. But that doesn't mean that the light winning is good either. There are plenty of terrible people who feel they do no wrong, and don't feel guilty for what they do. Just like Yin and Yang; to borrow from cliche, people need both to remain balanced. Even Brahma, a god of creation, had two other sides to him; Shiva, the Destroyer and Vishnu, the Maintainer.

You are the same for me. You are my darkness, my every bad thought, every nightmare and fear I have ever experienced. You're everything bad about me; and the things I was afraid to vocalize. You been gaining strength from me since I first stepped into this realm. It began with trying to keep peace among the authors when things were going to hell, like a very hungry caterpiller, you kept eating away at me the worse things got. You grew when I was kidnapped, forcibly used to summon Angelus for Bruiser's sick entertainment, as well the shock I still sustain from that event. You grew when I first encountered the Morning Star before me; and I was afraid. You grew when I was afraid of Rugal; both his fake and the real thing. You grew when I had to face Bruiser again, even though I wasn't alone. You grew when my friends fought, and I felt powerless to stop them. You grew when I slaughtered Angels with my magic, because I felt dirty and wrong for killing the deceived; even when they turned their guns to me. And you grew now because I denied you."

The Cleric balled her fists against the mirror-like surface, "But no longer. What I needed to realize is that despite feeling all these terrible things, I am human. It's normal to feel upset, downtrodden, or lost when things go wrong. It's impossible to always keep smiling without lying. Even if I'm supposed to watch over the Authors for Reset abuse, that doesn't mean I have to be a robot. And... even if I don't like everything about me, there are still people who care! Look at them! Don't you see how they've fought to save me, somebody who I thought wasn't worth the effort?! LOOK AT THEM! Tell me what you see! I see three people who care so much, they literally hopped into my mind to help me get better! And I will not let them down any longer! I won't let down God either. So, this charade has to end now. I can't keep hiding anymore."

The Cleric raised her fists to hit upon the ice, and when they came down for the first time, the ice did not break; and the dragon cried out, "NO! Don't leave here! Here is safe! If you go out there, they will only lie and cheat, and treat you badly! You don't want to be there! You want to be safe, right?"

Bringing down her hands again, there was a crack in the wall, and after another; a piece broke away,

"I ONLY DID THIS TO HELP YOU!"

The third and final time her hands came down, and the ice shattered, eliciting a screech from the dragon as the rest of the black water drained onto the snow below. Before Teri walked out of her prison, she smiled ear to ear and said, "If I wanted safe, I wouldn't be here. I came to this place to help people, and fix the mistakes I've made as an Author. Sitting around in my head won't do that. Sorry."

Stepping out of the beast, the scenery began to change the moment the Cleric's foot touched the ground. The snow quickly melted away, and the ground beneath the quartet changed to grass, rocks and trees grew into existence, and a waterfall sprung from their left.

However, like any other construct of Teri's mind, there was a singular constant. A pond appeared before them, and the dragon sunk into the water, slowly disintegrating back into the black substance from whence it came, and from that, the substance became a single black fish.

Dimension: Avatar Adventures Universe

Location: Corrupted Forest | Corrupted Temple of Light | South America
Time: Midday | January 2nd

Airship Rising Dawn - Hallway:

Devon | Ella

He looked the outfit over, chuckling to himself as he thought of how shabby he had to look in comparison with the long-sleeved shirt that was torn in multiple places from the fight earlier, even if it had been cleaned. "Well, it's a good thing we aren't touching down yet, because I'd have to give you my shirt then. Don't even try telling me that you're warm in that outfit, heck, you need those socks to stop yourself from freezing completely!" The lighthearted jab was accompanied by the man making a point to get to the right of Ella as the two looked for the Canteen. More importantly, the move to Ella's side hopefully showed that he didn't much intend to eyeball her.

Thus, the Bard presented his left arm to escort Ella to the Canteen. Hopefully they'd find it sooner rather than later, because he didn't have a damn clue where it was. And what would be the issue if it took them a while?


Teri's Mindscape - The Grey:

Lucifer | Sadei | Slindis | Teri <--No Hex for you!

Sadei ran up and tightly hugged Teri, almost lifting her up. "Teri, you've finally pierced through! I'm so glad that you did, because it was getting really lonely while you were walling yourself off like that. Promise me that you'll never do that again, or I'll thwack you!" The spirit of the staff had clearly missed the Cleric a lot.

The main focus for Slindis after the fight finished up was to get her armor back on, but no matter how much she focused on it, she couldn't find it. "That's odd... why can't my armor show up? Even the spare sets in the bag's gone. All that's here is this outfit from the area the attack was. But why?"

It was amusing to see the Paladin struggle to put on the outfit, but she eventually made it fit and approached the rest of the group. Seeing the drow in actual clothing for the first time was a bit odd for the three there, as Slindis had always made sure to wear some type of protection. The fluid way she seemed to be able to move in it showed that even that armor that hav been made specifically for her had been holding her back.

"What? Is something amusing about this?" She was more than a bit embarrassed at the way the light outfit felt like she was wearing nothing even when it clearly covered a great deal of her skin.

Dimension: Avatar Adventures Universe

Location: Airship Rising Dawn | Bridge | South America
Time: Midday | January 2nd

Interrupting his gazing as he woke up was a memory. He sighed as he realized he would have to put a failsafe in place should he die. And who better than to ask than that person?

"Miss Vermillion, sorry to disturb you again but can you please page Mark to come to the bridge post haste? I have Author matters to discuss with him, before I forget." Jake asked the AI tiredly.

He could have sent the man a PM but he figured paging him would be quicker. That was of course easier said than done on a completely foreign bridge to him, and the AI's had been friendly enough so far.

Jake returned his gaze to the open skies once more...

Dimension: Avatar Adventures Universe

Location: Airship Rising Dawn | Bridge | South America
Time: Midday | January 2nd

The whoosh of the Bridge doors opening informed Jake of Mark's arrival.

"Mark, please join me up here." Jake said, waving at the empty space beside him at the massive window. He waited for Mark to join him before speaking, low and with sincerity.

"You made a deal with the Devil, Lucifer. I need to know how to do the same. I promised Master Caim and Angelus that I would cut this world free of any outside interference once Tomoya is dead and peace restored to the world. I also promised him I'd die by on his sword once it's done so at least one less Author could meddle in his life and home. I believe I do it with my Author powers. But, I fear I might die fighting Tomoya, and I will not break my promise. I think Lucifer is the best person to help me here."

"In short, I wish to sell my soul to Lucifer to ensure Angelus and Caim can live happily ever after, free at last. I owe that Dragon my life twice over. I also need to speak to Kokoa about her saving me as well, I owe her my life too."

Dimension: Avatar Adventures Universe

Location: Corrupted Forest | Corrupted Temple of Light | South America
Time: Midday | January 2nd

Airship Rising Dawn - Hallway:

Devon | Ella

Devon led the way, not all too bothered by their not knowing where they were at. "I just want you to wear something you're comfortable in. You don't have to doll yourself up for this, though I do appreciate the thought." He laughed as he thought of how mismatched the two must look, and laughed even more when he realized that he didn't really care what they thought.



Teri's Mindscape - The Grey:

Lucifer | Saddei | Slindis | Teri <---- Because editing that is too much effort.

She laughed. "Well, I've had to deal with a mind dive before, but I was able to change out my equipment. Maybe it's a sign?" As she moved around in it more, she was feeling more comfortable as time went on. It was clear that she'd tapped into something in that fight, although what she tapped into was still to be seen.

"Teri, how about the two of us work to making sure those walls don't go up again. And who's the human in here?" She looked at Sadei, clearly confused.

"Human? I'm Sadei, thank you very much!" The embodiment of Teri's staff was miffed at SLin's disregard for her. Well, that and the whole 'shoving a vampire in the bag with her' thing.

Rugal
As Melethia worked though the many, MANY Reps with the Dumbbells, Rugal grew more and more impressed, hell, half of his lieutenants wouldn't have been able to do as many and her she was getting up to 200 and still going!
"...Yeah, starting to feel the burn now, aren't you? This is necessary so if you can contain the force of the Projectile. Unlike most common Ki based Fireballs, the Sonic Boom is not related to your bodies energy, therefore if it backfires it WILL hurt you. Decent arm muscles will ensure you don't misfire it and break your own arm." He explained as she seemed rather focused, driven almost.
"Still, if you can at least make it to 350, you should have enough to control it, but try to aim for 500." He said as watched.

David/Jenny
Once word of the incoming DC Attack reached him, David kept trying to contact Richardson of UNIT, unaware that they were in fact fighting in Asia.

Jenny meanwhile was trying to make sense of it all.
"I still don't understand why Tomoya would do all this..." She said as she was brought up to speed on the angel's crimes.

AIM Bunker
Once the Mission to cripple the US Military Industrial Complex was competed, Inuart and the others awaited further instructions, unaware of the fact it was merely part of Viscus plan to over throw Rugal.
The Bard grew restless from the lack of information regarding Furie as he paced up and down the Wreak Room.
Then.
"Hey hippy! Get your ass out here! Need you to sign for this delivery!" Doom shouted as he motioned for him to follow him to the Supply Warehouse.

That was when they met again.
The Hammer Empire kept their word for once and Furie was delivered, her lifeless body laying still in a glass pod, somewhat like Snow White after she ate the poison apple.
But the scene was not prefect as Doom droned on and on and on.
"Need you to sign here....here....tick the box...Cross out that...add the company signature. that's "S.C.R.E.W.W.E.S.K.E.R."..."

Dimension: Avatar Adventures Universe

Location: Corrupted Forest | Corrupted Temple of Light | South America
Time: Midday | January 2nd

Airship Rising Dawn - Bridge
Jake kept his gaze ahead. He hadn't thought of that, had he? Always rushing ahead, never thinking things through completely. His voice was low and apologetic this time. "A prison... I hadn't thought of that. The rest of your points are very valid. I was very one track minded, wasn't I? Thank the Gods I get my ideas checked before I do things, in a roundabout way I suppose."

Jake turned his head to look at Mark. Eye to eye. "Kokoa saved my life, and I need to repay her for that. She did it at great personal loss. She faced her own demons, aired them and used them to break Fake!Kokoa. Any ideas on what I can do?"

Rugal
Sure, she was getting a bit tired, but this would be nothing if she could just break down that motion and how it caused the shockwave. Okay, what makes those waves? If I could find that out, there'd be nothin' stopping me from changing it up an' making it my own... She was so focused, she passed by the 350 mark without showing any real sign of fatigue.

Then the 425 mark flew by with no real sign of stopping as the girl stayed in that focused state. Rugal could see through the methodical way the young girl did her reps that she was trying to fully figure out the how and why of the attack instead of just being satisfied being able to do it.

Devon | Ella

Devon smiled as he got the both of them a drink from the bar. "Does the first of many times in the future work with you, Ella?" Even in his messy looking state, he felt great for once since this all started in Wyoming. "It seems like a pretty decent sized menu here. What would you say about some ribs? You can never go wrong with a good rack." As he waited for her answer, the image of a man with slicked-back red hair looking at a sleeping woman with brown hair flashed through his head.

The fuck?

Rugal
Such Drive, Such Focus... Rugal thought as the Elf began to near the final stretch with a rather un-characteristic grin on his face.
"495...496...497..Come on, nearly there! 498 499. 500!" He shouted as Melethia dropped the dumbbells in relief.
"Astounding! I've yet to meet an single employee of mine that can do that, least without some form of enhancement or special trait. And yet, here you are, putting them all to shame!" He beamed with pride as he picked them up in his hand and put them away before lobbing Melethia a towel to wipe the sweat off with.
"Right, Now, Back to the actual technique when you are ready." He said as he brought up another statue.

"More in depth, first you centre yourself as to not get knocked down by the force of the blast.
Second, You bring your arms out as so, think like stretching before a run, keep them tense though.
Line up your target. Focus. This is another key point, but I'm certain that won't be a problem for you.
Fists tight, Tense and...
SONIC BOOM!"

Like last time, a wave of energy raced towards the statue and stuck with the force of a massive hammer.
"think you got it?"

Dimension: Avatar Adventures Universe

Location: Corrupted Forest | Corrupted Temple of Light | South America
Time: Midday | January 2nd

Airship Rising Dawn - Networks:

A.I. Vermilion | Dimitri

As Vermilion had approached closer and closer to the Butler, Dimitri couldn't help but feel his breath catch as her face beca-

And then Jake called. Surpressing a growl (he had to maintain his poise in front of a lady, after all), Dimitri wandered back to the computing systems, and began to type away despondently on his console...


Teri's Mindscape - The Grey:

Lucifer | Saddei | Slindis | Teri <---- dear god, that editing...

After Sadei's bear hug, and Lucifer's much more kindly embrace Teri felt her heart race a little faster, something she wrote off for adrenaline, and gave a little bow to everyone around her, "I'm sorry I caused so much trouble to all of you... I've certainly learned my lesson now! No more bottling up stuff like a crazy person, or I'll get attacked by an ice dragon again! As for you, Sadei, I had no idea you had a human form! We should hang out in my head-space sometime! Hmn.. But we've been away for some time, haven't we?"

It was readily apparent that Teri looked much happier now, the light in her eyes reflecting the pure, clean quality of the forest-scape. When the Cleric held up a hand, a door of ice appeared, and began to walk out, her friends following after her.

Rugal
She thought through the motion and the breaking down she'd done through the whole time, looked at the statue to see the weak point right below the neck, then closed her eyes as she visualized the steps. I can do it. it's a bit odd, but if I've got it right...

She brought her arms out, focused on the fractures on the statue's neck, tensed her fists, and brought them together in a vicegrip motion, sending the energy hurtling towards the neck and knocking the head along with the shoulders off the statue in one clean motion. Melethia looked up at the King of Fighters, trying to see how she did.

Dimension: Avatar Adventures Universe

Location: Corrupted Forest | Corrupted Temple of Light | South America
Time: Midday | January 2nd

Slindis' Room:

Lucifer | Sadei | Slindis | Teri

Slindis woke up to see that she had the exact same outfit she'd had in Teri's mind and smiled. That armor had served her well over the years, but much like her student, she felt that she had to turn over a new leaf in her training. Before exiting her room, she looked at her pupil and put her right hand on Teri's shoulder. "You passed with flying colors, Teri. You've made me proud. Now go get some rest: you've earned it."

As Slindis walked out of the room, Teri heard Sadei inside her mind again. Teri, she's right. You're looking really tired from here. Just remember: if you start doing that again, THWACK! And I don't wanna do that, so don't make me.


Dark Tomoya.
Location: Washington DC | National Mall.
Weather: Stormy.
Time: 5 Am.

D.Tomoya looked down from the building he was standing upon, the cultists still looked incredibly stupid whilst they chant weirdly like a Justin Bieber fan club. The only thing Tomoya could do was smirk, he could use these people to cause a bit of havok and mayhem... and the best part is that he can easily get into the meeting with them... well he could get in easily anyway but this would make his job much more easier and less messy.

Amongst the giant group of cultists was one unique looking guy, had different robes and carried a book. He was also surrounded by people different from the ordinary cultists. It was obvious he was the leader and D.Tomoya could manipulate him, with either his talking or with his power and fearsome abilities.

The giant group was mostly formed up of people wearing brown-ish robes with hoods. It had seem that the police were trying to make them move but they didn't budge and inch... they were not doing anything bad either, so the police couldn't touch a hair on them.

"Hmm... how to get in there without making everyone scream?" Tomoya said to himself as he climbed down to an alleyway which was next to a public toilet. Looking around Tomoya could only see bums which just ran screaming as they saw him. "Yeah well least I don't smell!" Tomoya said after him as he looked back and set his target. An ordinary member of the cult had walked into the bathroom, Tomoya's face instantly turned into a weird smirk.

"Dis gonna be good!" D.Tomoya said as he quickly followed the hooded man inside the public toilet. It seemed the man was washing his hands as Tomoya came in. "Hello buddy!" He said to the robed figure who turned out to be a man, the man clearly saw the Dark Angel but washed his face immediately and looked once more.

"Hi... " Tomoya could only say as the man was speechless. Tomoya simply punched the man, instantly knocking him out and shrugged as he equipped the man's robes. Looking down on the man the Dark Archangel could only feel sorry for him, so D.Tomoya dragged him and placed his head in a toilet bowel and walked back outside and began to walk to the leader in his new robe threads.


>/Corrupted File.
Location: Blackhawke | Main Chamber.

The stranger was overlooking the Earth, he could see a vision of fire and death and giggled. "Oh brother... I wish you could see what I can see... instead... you are too weak to stand and cry." He laughed some more but frowned as he felt sadness over come him. "They should die just like the assholes they are!" He said as he threw a can at the wall. "I'm the one that will stand as they burn... " He smirked once more as he returned his look back outside.


Archangel Michael.
Location: Heaven | Michael's domain.

As the Archangel of Fire looked over his army from his domain he got an instant message from one of his soldiers. "Hmm... weird I thought he was transfered?" Michael said as he finished drinking his dragonfire tea. The Angel soldier ran in and immediately saluted the Archangel. "Sir I have important news!" He said loudly to Michael, "At ease man... sit down, relax and drink some tea." Michael said cooly as he sat down with the soldier. "Tomoya has gone corrupt and he plans to destroy the Earth... " the soldier managed to say as he drank some tea but spat out fire. "Yeah we knew that already... " He sighed as he looked back to his army.

The soldier was confused since he used to be corrupt and had to under go many, many checks and test. "We're just waiting for the time to strike... all the people that died are just waiting to be placed back into life after this event ends. It's like a waiting room except better." Michael grunted as he remembered the many times he had died.

Soon he would lead some of his own army against the fleet.

AIM Bunker

Inuart hurriedly signed the various forms as quickly as he could manage; and took note that his script was a tad bit different than what was used in this realm. Regardless, Furiae was soon wheeled into the chamber with the Lazerus Pit, and then (after about another hour or so of procedure); the young woman was finally placed in the chamber. Despite wanting to see his love again, Inuart stood a good distance from the pit; being sorely reminded the last time he had attempted to resurrect his love...

And his prediction proved true. At first there was silence, save for a minimal amount of splashing from the liquid of the Pit sloshing around; and then all hell broke loose. A stray brown tentacle snaked it's way up from the pit and snapped at the first soldier it could get close to; impaling the poor employee in the gut. Inuart flinched at this sight, but continued watching as 3 more of these tentacles, as well as one scorpion's tail; appeared out of the mess as well...

Dimension: Avatar Adventures Universe

Location: Corrupted Forest | Corrupted Temple of Light | South America
Time: Midday | January 2nd

Slindis' Room:

Lucifer | Sadei | Slindis | Teri

Teri, she's right. You're looking really tired from here. Just remember: if you start doing that again, THWACK! And I don't wanna do that, so don't make me.

The cleric shook her head at the notion, "Oh no, I don't intend to do any of that again, now that I FULLY understand the consequences of what could happen..."

Looking to the remaining Devil in the room, Teri asked, "You going back? I'm just going to my room at the moment... "

Rugal
Yes...That's it... Rugal thought as he watched the head roll of the shoulders of the statue and crumble as it hit the floor.
His expression lit up with how quickly Melethia picked up the technique as he gave a clap.
"You...You will go very far. I know it." He said as he laid a hand on the elf's shoulder with pride.
"...Wheathair, you're bleeding again..." she pointed out as his eye socket began to bleed again.
"...*Sniff* Yes...so it seems..." He said before he pulled out a tissue to clean himself up.

AIM Bunker

"Standard insertion for a Non-Standard subject. Experiment 1099: Begin." Cortex said at the beginning, as he's usage of the pit grew, he dropped much of the dramatics he usually did.
Also present was Bison and Doom, keen to witness it's effects on a quote "Demonic" Subject.
Thus after the body was prepped, stripped, wrapped in bandages and lowered into the bubbling pit, it's properties quickly taking effect on the long dead woman.
Cortex glanced into the pit from his Hoverboard.

"...I'm guessing she'd need around...I dunno...30 to 45 se-" He spoke before the first tentacle stuck and impaled one of the guards.
"...Oh my..." The doctor said before he was slapped aside by another one and crashed his Hoverboard in to the wall.
Bison instantly took action.
"Experiment has gone haywire! Lock the Lab down! Get her out of there! Doom, get a Blender, No trace of that thing must be allowed out of this Chamber!" He ordered as the remaining tentacles soon appeared.
It was then Inuart realized they were going to kill her.
Again.

AIM Bunker

"No."

Inuart's hand immediately went for his blade as soon as heard the command. Again, she was going to die at another's hand; and from the sounds of this 'blender' business, it didn't sound like they had the intentions of leaving any traces of his Goddess to bring back again. As her old screams filled the air, Inuart couldn't help but feel faintly nostalgic about the last time this happened. Sure, the stabbings may have been painful, but for those brief moments of life, to see her beautiful face full of life again... That was worth any hell.

And so, Inuart waded into the chaos, his blade ready to cut down any who dared opposed his mad love, and gave a bow to the pool, "I am here for you, Milady. Please, allow me to stop those who'd oppose you..."

Had any of his soldiers been around during this time, they would have known the look in their commander's eyes, that dulled 'out there' look that appeared when he thought of 'her', that is, whoever 'she' was. They knew their commander was madly in love with someone; and they couldn't help but say that whoever she was.. She was lucky to have so devoted a man to her name.

Dimension: Avatar Adventures Universe

Location: Corrupted Forest | Corrupted Temple of Light | South America
Time: Midday | January 2nd

Airship Rising Dawn - Networks:

A.I. Vermilion | Dimitri

As Dimitri went over his protocols for the third time, services in the domestic commodities, Dimitri noticed there was a severe drop in quality that he would not care for any day of the week. What really puzzled him about this hiccup in the system was that the changes seemed... Intentional? As he worked and pondered, he mused upon the conversation he had with her a moment ago. If he was Persephone, and she Demeter, than... Oh. It had struck the AI now what was causing the drop in quality, and he turned to Vermilion, clearing his throat to gain her attention, "Ahem! Ms. Vermilion? I believe I shall require your assistance with this error in the systems; because I believe you are causing it... Why?"

AIM Bunker

"...What...the Fuck?..." One soldier asked as Inuart seemed to be taking the side of the Demon.
"Inuart! Stand down! We need to Contain her. God only knows what that think can do if it's allowed to regenerate! Guard! Go for the Pit Controls and subdue that man!" Bison ordered as his men took aim at the bard.

It was then the beast stuck, it's tentacles reaching up over Inuart's head and striking them down before they could fire, their dead bodies now stuck on the ends of them.
She was helping him?

"...Bah. Fine, if you choose to endanger this entire base because of your ill-placed love for that "Thing!", I have no other option...
Doom, Alert the Bio-Hazard team while I deal with our friend here"
Bison ordered as Doom sulked off, sad he wasn't going to get to use his Human Sized Blender.
"You will now know why *I* was the Ruler of the Largest Empire in Human History!" He bragged as he readied for combat, his body starting to hover and his hands growing purple.
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Brave or Grave!? FIGHT!

Keen on getting this over with quickly, he started his assault by throwing several purple orbs with a minor homing effect at Inuart.

Rugal
She sat down after the motion and kept thinking about the move. "Eh, it was okay. I'm pretty sure that I can make the movement a lot better or maybe adapt the movement to a blade. What do ya think about that, Wheathair?" Even though she'd finished learning the basics of the move, she had immediately began thinking of ways to make it more useful to her skill set. It was clear to Rugal that she had a knack for rising up to challenges

As the two worked out the movements of the attack a bit more, Rugal sensed something he hadn't sensed on the ship since that bitch that had taken out his natural eye - Ki. A decent-sized pool of it, approaching the room they were in.

Devon | Ella

As he waited for the ribs, the two popped up again in his head. "I'm fine, Ella. Just seeing some red haired guy that looks look like a tool, some pit, and some brown haired girl being defended by the guy. Don't know what it means, but I can't wait to get my hand on that rack of ribs with you. What about you, though? If you're a fan of ribs, we might have a small problem." He grinned, and the two racks of ribs came up. These were the good ones with a large amount of meat on each rib with meat so tender it fell off the bone.

"After you, Ella. Unless you're a vegetarian, in which case I'm sorry for ordering this without asking you." It was clear that the man had just wanted a good meal, but his eyes glazed over as the next wave of images came in with what M. Bison from Street fighter would look like if he was a real person.

Dimension: Avatar Adventures Universe

Location: Corrupted Forest | Corrupted Temple of Light | South America
Time: Midday | January 2nd

Airship Rising Dawn - The Bridge

Jake | Mark
Jake remained standing at the bridge window. "You know, it's times like these I wish the easy way out was best. It's very hard to do the wrong thing when you're dead, but that in and of itself is a very bad thing. I don't image Akane wold take it well, nor Teri, nor yourself for that matter. I should have been like Shaun, and just ignored this whole thing and run away. *Sigh*. I'll be careful when I talk to Kokoa, and yes I do know why she hides as Gabrielle.

I may be stupid but I'm not completely dumb. Okay so I am. I'll... I'll wait until this is all over before I talk to Kokoa, I suppose I should try not to interfere with anyone or anything for a while. Judging by this chill I've pissed off one of the AI's by asking them to help me, so there's another thing I've fucked up today. Hasn't been a good day. Thanks for listening to me Mark, this would be all bottled up otherwise... I'm going to bed. Again."

Jake turned away from the Dramatist and walked quickly out of the room. Luckily, he didn't pass anyone in the hallways before he found his room, entering and gently placing his sword and gear on the table there before flopping into bed.

Old thoughts of pain from a decade ago surfaced and his nightmare began...

The bridge of the starship was littered with dead and dying men as Jake stood amongst it all. He could only watch as the Fleet he had attempted to lead crashed against Tomoya's Angel Fleet and shattered like the waves against the bow of a ship. Bodies floated in open space, fires raged in starships great and small and explosions dotted the stars as ships died horrible deaths.

And he was the one who caused it.

The nightmare reset, and Jake started the fight from the beginning...

Rugal

Always aiming high... Rugal thought at he cleaned up his bleeding socket.
"Well, You can start worrying about that later. You've only learned the Cross Armed Method. Once you mastered that, I'll teach you the Single Arm Method. And once you learn that..." He explained while another statue appeared.
Suddenly, he let loose with a hook, an uppercut, a spinning back knuckle and a reverse spinning kick, each one sending out it's own Sonic Boom.
Needless to say, that statue had to be swept up.

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"...The rest is childs play..." He finished, hinting at what else he might be able to teach her.
It was then that he felt it, someone was coming towards them.
...Strange...I know the Ki and Auras of everyone else on this ship. Who is that?... He thought as he became serious for a moment.
Melethia noticed the change in character as Rugal proceeded to eye up the wall, sensing someone walking along the hallway next to it.
"...Ummmm?...Wheathair?..."
"...Just a hunch...Keep practicing, I'll be right back." He said as he walked towards the exit, hoping to catch the possible intruder off guard.

AIM Bunker

When Inuart saw the tentacles go in and cut down the soldiers before him, the remainder of the force could practically see his heart melting before them; his face a picture of joy as he cried out,

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"You... You remember my voice? You fought them off for me? Oh, my love, I shall return your favor a thousand fold, my dear!"

Bringing his sword down, a wave of ice cut down at the purple orbs, and Inuart charged towards Bison; the serum giving the mad bard the speed he needed to put himself on par with the mass of muscle that was Bison. It surprising to see how quickly the redhead had changed from calm to desperate where his love was concerned; it was almost pitiable, if not outright pathetic.

Diabs, he's never going to shut up about that now. Hope you're happy.

Rugal

Melethia focused on practicing the attack, changing the timing, strength, and speed to see the effects modifying each part had on the move. Hmm, if I can crack this move, there's so many ways I could use it! it made her arms a bit sore, but the fact that she was picking up something new made it more than worth it. Rugal could see the variations that the girl was making to see the limits of the move, and the way she did the changes gradually and reverted to the proper form each time showed him that the changes were deliberate.

Meanwhile, Slindis approached the training room. She'd lost her blades in there, but she didn't have to be defenseless. Seeing that one of the rooms was already being used, she approached it. If she was going to pick this up, she'd have to get some help from the others on the ship to compare it against.

Inside the room, Rugal could feel that the Ki was mixing in with an Aura of Good and was getting much closer. If he opened the door now, he could get the jump on the Ki user.

Rugal

As Melethia practiced, Rugal felt the source come nearer and nearer as he narrowed down the suspects in his mind.
...Not Teri...Not Devon...could it be...??? He asked himself as he went for the door.
At the exact same time, Slindis went to for the door as well.
As a result, the two bumped into each other.
"Oof!"
"Hey!-...Slindis?..." Rugal asked right after the Drow ran into him, noticing that she was MUCH different to the Slindis he knew before.
"...What is with the attire?...Thinking of becoming a Shaolin Monk?..." He asked, recalling some of the styles he learned off them, though he never agreed with the Dress Code.

AIM Bunker

Bison stood unwavering as Inuart charged at him, keen to get the Dictator's blood on his blade.
Thus he swinged his sword and hit....nothing?
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Before confusion could set in, a laugh erupted from Bison as he reappeared several feet away.
"HAHAHAHA! You think you can just have one of Wesker's Cocktails and expect to outdo the Mighty Bison!?" He boasted as he began warping from place to place, making the chances of Inuart actually hitting him rather slim.
As he kept his mix-up game high, he struck the bard as he teleported with such randomness and frequency it made guessing his next move nigh impossible.

Rugal, Melethia, Slindis

Melethia kept on with the movements as Slin looked Rugal over, and she asked him one single question. "Rugal. In that transport, were the feelings you showed a moment of weakness or something else?" The Drow began with some punches, although it was clear to Rugal from the way she moved that she hadn't been trained all too well in fighting unarmed. However, Rugal could see behind the somewhat crude movements and found that Slindis had talent that she'd never had to tap into.

In fact, Rugal could see the vast reserves that the Drow had and a potential there that rivaled her daughter's. It was a shame that she'd not had anyone to show her this.

Rugal, Melethia, Slindis

Rugal zoned out a little as he realized Slindis was in fact the one he sensed, his eyes widening a little as he picked up a faint amount of the Ki inside her.
....How did I not see this before!? He thought as Slindis picked up on the fact he was just staring blankly at her.
"...Staring isn't going to answer my question..." She said in a clearly annoyed tone.
"...What?...Oh...Preacher...Well, I saw the vast power he weilded and how useful it could be for you battles. He promised to tell me, Then he laughed at me on his death bed. I was always rather quick to temper..." He answered as he watched the Drow's movements.
...She's never been in a fist fight in her life... He thought, hoping his answer on the matter would suffice so they could start focusing on her new power and show her a few things.

Rugal, Melethia, Slindis

Melethia waved to her mom before she exited the room, clearly satisfied with the progress she'd made on the Sonic boom so far. "Thanks for showing me that, Wheathair!"

After her daughter left the room, Slindis continued in her punches. Although they were well-suited for fighting with a blade, they actively hindered her progress. "Rugal, we both know that doesn't make much sense. If I'd not seen what you can be like around all those that you're concerned about, I'd be well suited in writing you off as a power hungry man." Now that she didn't have any armor on, Rugal could see that the Drow's movements seemed to actively be fighting against the armor that she didn't have any more. In addition, although the outfit was fairly straightforward, it still showed Slindis from a very good light.

"Is there something interesting here?" Her response showed the faintest bit of annoyance at the man focusing on Slindis' odd movements.

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