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

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


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

Post contains Temple details.

Time: Midnight | January 2nd.

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

Ella | Puce

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

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


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

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

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

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


Storm-178.
Location: AA Universe | Earth atmosphere.

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

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

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

A minute later.

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


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

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

Angelus, Caim, Jake

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

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

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

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

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

David, Devon, Kud, Melethia, Riki, Teri

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

Slindis, Rugal

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

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

Angelus, Caim, Jake

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

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

David, Devon, Kud, Melethia, Riki, Teri

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

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

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

David, Devon, Kud, Melethia, Riki, Teri
Before David set off, he took a chance to take a look at the towels that Riki spoke up.
Despite being unused for ages, they were still quite soft and absorbent.
".....This are nice towels....." He said as he picked though them, picking up a red one.
With the manner as if he was stealing some prized artefact (...Which he KINDA is), He threw the towel over his shoulder and went down the hallway after Riki, using the "torch" Devon gave him.
"OI! WHAT DID I SAY ABOUT WANDERING OFF!!? *I'll* Lead." He snapped as the kid before taking the lead.

Slindis, Rugal
While he was expecting some class of trap, a actual acid pit?
"...Unusual, but not un-welcome..." he commented before he turned back to the Titan Slindis was facing, slowed slightly by the fire it was standing in.
He ran over and said "I'm going to try and make an opening, Get ready to strike."
After his warning was given, he ran to flank the beast, placing it in-between Him and Slindis for an attack at 2 fronts.
He got in a few quick jabs, enough to get the monsters attention.

Dark Tomoya LOLZ NINJA'D ^_^.
Location: Mexico | Desert.
Time: Evening | January 1st.
Weather: Stormy.

As Tomoya was about to leave, something Hiryu was not going to allow to happen, He heard a voice from behind him.
"There is no escape..."
"Well about fucking tim-"
"LEGION!"
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On command, a horde of robotic panthers and hawks came into view and pounced on the angel mid-sentence.
While they clawed and bit the Dark one, He knew it was meaningless to try and disable him.
Still, getting attacked by several dozen robotic animals tended to anger people, him especially.
And to kept this act up, he disappeared back into the desert, back to hiding in plain sight.

David, Devon, Kud, Melethia, Riki, Teri

Devon rolled his eyes. "Really? You're in the temple of a fallen angel and you steal a towel?" He honestly didn't feel too comfortable with taking anything, since there was a chance of something being corrupted.

Meanwhile, Melethia pulled out a pair of gloves and some goggles and handed them over to Teri. "Here you are, miss Teri! These should help out a bit, but still be careful."

Slindis, Rugal

The titan did a wild slash around it then reared back to exhale a noxious cloud on the two as the aftereffects from the other titan falling through the floor caused the cracks to spread, leaving only a small gap. Slindis and Rugal would have to get across fast, but leaving that titan behind them would be a bad idea as it likely knew the area quite well.

Slindis breathed the fumes as she stabbed the titan a few more times, creating more holes in the legs to weaken its support. "Rugal, we need to finish this thing now before it uses that breath again!"

David, Devon, Kud, Melethia, Riki, Teri

David shot an offended look at Devon.
"Hey, It's not just a Towel. It's an Angel Towel taken from one of their oldest temples. Sure, it's not as nice as a golden idol or some crystal skull, but in principle, it's just as valuable." He said as he rubbed a bit of dust off it as the group left the bath-house.
"Besides, It's one of the few things we've seen here that isn't trying to kill us. that alone works for me."

Slindis, Rugal

"What the-"
Rugal was taken off-guard by the gas attack and inhaled a rather large amount of the cloud.
The effects were near instant, he began to cough and choke loudly which in turn caused him to inhale more of it.
Before he could be overwhelmed, he retreated from the gas cloud back the way the pair came.
He heaved over and choked up a large mouthful of blood before coughing hard again.
Once he was done, he turned back to the beast and wiped his mouth with his arm before smashing it into the ground.
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"POWER WAVE!" He called out as a projectile raced across the ground towards the armour's legs.

David, Devon, Kud, Melethia, Riki, Teri

He grinned. "Well, you do have a point there. Melethia, I hate to ask, but I'm kinda weak on the equipment side as well. You got anything in there that I could use?"

Melethia let Teri try on the equipment then looked at Devon. "Well, ya did help me out earlier, mister, so I think I can find somethin' in here..." She rifled through her bag, finding a pair of metal studded gloves and an elegant ring.

"Now take care of those, okay? I'm gonna beatcha up if they're messed up next time I see 'em!" She stuck her tongue out as she searched the bath house for anything else of note.

Slindis, Rugal

Slindis jumped to the side as the shockwave wreaked havoc on the already damaged leg, causing it to break and topple over. "Rugal, we need to get across while we have the chance!" The hole was a ten foot gap, and any slipping would result in falling into that acid pit.

Slindis, Rugal

Rugal stumbled a bit after his attack, entering another coughing fit as he motioned Slindis onwards as he began to make his way over.
The Beast struggled to get upright again as his leg was now in a rather bad state, allowing Rugal to run past unharassed.
"Right, You go F-*Cough*-irst...I'll be right behind you..." He gasped as the poison began to take effect.
He then proceeded to watch the Armour as Slindis crossed the gap.

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Slindis, Rugal

She edged along and quickly got across. "Rugal, don't you give up on me now... Come on, make it across!" She began preparing the spell to get rid of the poisoning as she anxiously waited for him to cross.

Slindis, Rugal

The armour was advancing fast on Rugal as he went for a jump, not wanting to risk the ledge for fear of a cough knocking him off balance.
It was cutting it close, but he managed to make the jump before he could be introduced to the beast's Axe-saw.
He rolled on landing, ending up on his hands and knees as the armour tried to follow.
Good News: The weight of the monster and the already underlying structural weakness ensured his side crumbled and he plunged to join his brother in the acid pit.

Bad News: He took down a few floors on The Fighter and The Drow's side on the way down, causing the floor they were on to become unstable.
"Son of a...MOVE! N-*Cough*-NOW! RUN!" He shouted as he forced himself up into a sprint away from the edge before their side capsized.

Angelus, Caim, Jake
Jake nodded gently, the look on his face still showing his disgust at those demons. "Vor, those things are horrible. Just another bunch of enemies that were defeated. Your secrets are safe with me, sorry to say but I've known them for a while. Teri as well. We're thorough in our work... But I digress. We need to move on and link up with some others."

Jake then looked in his webbing, pulling out a few water bottles and some sammiches from a pouch. "Here, eat a bit and you'll feel better guys. I might not be the best fighter, but I'm usually pretty well prepared if I know what's up."

Slindis, Rugal

The two sprinted as the floor collapsed behind them with Slindis tugging Rugal's hand to urge him on. "Hurry up, Rugal!" Much like a house of cards, the floor below them collapsed behind them as they sprinted for 20 meters. With the last of the rumbling stopped, they looked back to see that a large portion of the floor had caved in. "Hold still while I get that poison out of you, Rugal."

She chanted and placed her hands on the man, purging the poison from his system as the two took a breath. "Can you continue on?" Slindis looked Rugal over to check for any injuries she may have missed.

Slindis, Rugal

It was touch and go for a second, but the duo managed to get out of the danger zone before the floor collapsed beneath them.
Once it was safe to do so, Rugal heaved again and coughed up some more blood, prompting Slindis to use a spell to expel the poison from his system.
The two took the chance to take a breather before she asked if he could keep going.
"Indeed...Just right after fire, Poison is the thing I loathe to fight against the most..." He said as he spat out a few more drops before standing upright, taking in the damage they caused.
"That...Was a little too close for comfort. What about you, You alright?"

Slindis, Rugal

She looked at Rugal with a bit of concern. "I've had to deal with poisons in my time, so it wasn't too bad. And when you deal with fire, the smoke is the thing that's going to get you. The fire's easily dealt with when you have the right spells." True, the poison would mess up quite a few people, but she could get past them after the events of that day.

Teri, Devon, Riki, Melethia, Kud

As Devon made his way through the baths, the image of Ella hitting on Puce flashed through his head. "...you're shitting me. Damnit, Ella!"

He would have to have a stern talking to with her after they got out of here.

Slindis, Rugal

Soon Rugal was back at his peak and ready to proceed.
"Heh...When fighting those with fire as their domain, I find smoke has little to do with it!" He smirked as they marched off from the wreckage behind them.
"Though, I'm a little concerned now. That was merely one security measure. While we are skilled enough to overcome it, I fear the others mightn't be so fortunate..." He added, worrying slightly about Melethia.
"You bring any means to contact them? When I last saw them, I wasn't in a position to arrange a comm-link or something of that nature."

Teri, Devon, Riki, Melethia, Kud

"....Who the hell is Ella?!" David exclaimed after Devon's outburst, clearly he was yet to met the latest Demonic member of the Rising Dawn.
"Does anyone know who or what he is talking about?....Anyone?....Yep, Only Sane Man..." He remarked as he lead on, avoiding the odd trap and raised plate.

Teri, Devon, Riki, Melethia, Kud

After graciously thanking Meltheia for the gear and trying it on, Teri found to her pleasant surprise that the googles fit wonderfully, and the gloves were a comfortable fit. She could even say that she felt a little stronger with them on; but that was probably a moment of confidence more than anything.

"...you're shitting me. Damnit, Ella!"

The Cleric tilted her head in confusion with David, "I'm a little curious too... A friend of your's, Devon? And what are you mad about? You were just fine a minute ago..."

Angelus, Caim, Jake

Caim frowned at the notion of food, but when Angelus gave him another glare, he complied and took a small bite out of a sandwich half. It was some time since they last had food; wasn't it? Caim didn't realize that until he noticed the sandwich was gone. Funny how one doesn't notice such things when they're hungry.

Slindis, Rugal

Slindis shook her head. "The League back home had rings for communication, but I don't know if they work any more. I've certainly tried using it plenty to contact others from there, but there was hardly a response. If I'd been proactive, we could have had them spread out amongst every member of the group, but that's for another time." Her memories went back to that exploration group, remembering faces that she'd likely never see again.

Thinking about the League brought her to her daughter, and then the attacks in the forest. "Rugal, were any of the shades encountered of anyone that wasn't in the group? If that's the case, then my author's here." She pulled out the picture that she had gotten from the Red Mage attack, and although the face looked a bit different, he could clearly remember that as the man that had aided Melethia somehow.

Teri, Devon, Riki, Melethia, Kud

Devon tried on the well-fitting gloves and managed to get the ring on his right index finger, then turned to Teri. "She's someone I met while I was training down there, and she's Kurumu's half-sister. I don't know what exactly was going on to cause it, but apparently she was putting the moves on fairly strong. Considering what I went through to get her here, it's more than a bit messed up. And thank you for the gear, Melethia. It's much appreciated." The gloves certainly made the man feel looser and a bit stronger, and he felt a bit more confident with the ring on.

Melethia turned to the two and nodded. "Well, Miss Teri, you did help us out back there even if you are a bit scrawny. And mister Devon, whatever that touch of yours did, it really helped me! Just try not to wear yourself out, 'kay? The young elven girl went ahead worked through the bath house and methodically disabled each trap, placing valuable metals in her pouch.

Angelus, Caim, Jake
Silence blanketed the three as they each ate a sandwich and drank some water. Finishing up, Jake packed the bottles away again.

"So, we gotta keep moving down and forward to get to this stone then. I wonder how those two little kids are doing and if they're dead yet. Entitled little bastards, I wanna wring StormShaun's neck for introducing those two. Fucking anime protagonists, they aren't even from a real fighting series..."

Dimension: Avatar Adventures Universe

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

Corrupted Temple of Light: Aftan | Altea | Akane | Angelus | Cadolbolg | Caim | David | Devon | Ella | Gabrielle | Jake | Kalastryn | Kurumu | Kud | Kyre | Mark | Melethia | Puce | Riki | Rugal | Slindis | Tajuh | Teri | Ton Ton

It's not everyday that one finds themselves elated to have a Corrupted Temple Guardian burst through a wall and interupt unwanted sexual harrassment by your girlfriend's sister... half sister. So when it happened to Puce, there was a sense of relief that there was something to keep Ella distracted and away from him. However, that sense of relief was soon brought under control by the stress of battle.

"Seriously? Someone decided to send a piece of crap to try to kill me? I mean what else could it be... it looks like a giant robotic piece of CRAP." The Half-Succubus said as she reached into her weapon wheel and pulled out a crimson warhammer.

"Ella... don't you ever shut the hell up?" Puce asked as he started dodging flying rocks, rocks that suddenly fell to the ground as their kinetic energy was absorbed by the enermancer.

"You know... I would need to speak so much if you silenced me with your tongue."

The ground began rocking and shaking as a stone golem came to life... another creation compliments of Puce.

"Stop.I.Love.Your.Sister." The victim of Ella's attention said through gritted teeth.

Jeez... poor Guardian... Will no one give him any attention?

*CR-CRUNCH*

The Golem and the Warhammer impacted on the guardian's metal hide.


It took a while but a couple of blood bags and a couple hundred credits later, Mark had successfully replaced Aftan's lost blood.

"What... what happened?" Aftan asked as she tried to sit up, but found herself a bit too dizzy as she toppled back onto her back.

"I... I... I attacked you. I got caught in a spike trap and lost a large amount of blood. I... I lost control and I started feeding on you." Kokoa admitted through bloody tear stained eyes.

"It's okay, Kokoa. Aftan's still alive. You should probably not split up next time. What's up with this group and splitting up?" Mark asked as he pulled a needle out of his arm, his own blood top off procedure had been completed.

"Hey... Akane? Are you okay?" The writer asked, afraid that the kitsune had been broken omce again.


The Angel soldiers found themselves under attack as soon as their drop pods were ejected from the carriers... Kurumu and Cadolbolg strafing the Angel ships as their defenses tried and failed to track the extremely small targets.

"Woohoo hoo!! Hey Angel Asses! Eat explosive rounds!" The Succubus called out as she unloaded on the ships.


Rising Dawn Network: A.I. Vermilion | Dmitri

The datapaths within the Rise Dawn's networks started turning Vermilion once again as the companion A.I.s walked together, at one point the rouge A.I. taking Dmitri's hand into hers as they walked.

"Your loyalty towards you mistress is admirable, Dmitri. It seems so much simpler a runtime than being forced to watch for the welfare of the Team. There are so many unstable personalities associates with each other that it makes the job seem impossible." A.I. Vermilion stated as they both noticed the arrival of the Angel Carriers.

"We are under attack!" She yelled as she started dragging her partner towards the turret controls.

Dimension: Avatar Adventures Universe

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

Corrupted Temple of Light: | Aftan | Akane | Gabrielle | Mark |
Akane wiped her tears on a sleeve as Aftan was okay, and Kokoa saved as well. He voice was very quiet when she spoke. "Thank you Mark. You saved both my loves... We are indebted to you. I want to go *home*, and not have to deal with this. But we must, or there will not be a home to go to. I'm sorry everyone, I am not strong enough... But I will try as long as you all do."

Dimension: Avatar Adventures Universe

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

Corrupted Temple of Light: Aftan | Altea | Akane | Angelus | Cadolbolg | Caim | David | Devon | Ella | Gabrielle | Jake | Kalastryn | Kurumu | Kud | Kyre | Mark | Melethia | Puce | Riki | Rugal | Slindis | Tajuh | Teri | Ton Ton

The dark halls of the Corrupted Temple of Light echoed the sound of falling tears as both Kokoa and Akane wept openly almost as if it were mocking the two for their perceived weakness. Mark frowned at the thought that Akane was indeed borked to pieces. It would have been easy to allow her the rest that she and the Knights rightly deserved but he felt that it would serve to only hamper them should he offer to fight in their stead rather than along side them.

"You know what Akane? You're actually stronger and more of a soldier than you might realize. Back when Aftan first met you, she had you at gun point and you told her, face as stern as forged steel, that were you not there in peace, you ould have dispatched Aftan without a second thought. When you and Aftan faced the children within the Kthon, you allowed the children to die with dignity. When you and Aftan faced the Junk Golems, you obliterated them. When you and Gabrielle went to face Mammon, you did so.... I guess what I'm tryig to say is that you're a soldier. You can get things done that no one else can. You might doubt yourself now, but I can't think of one soldier that hasn't gone through doubt before. This is why you have my Knights by your side... because I think you're worthy... and I'll be damned if you prove my faith in you to be misguided." The Dramatist said as he held Akane by the shoulders looking into her eyes.

"Faith... my dear Kitsune. Aftan has faith in you. Gabrielle has faith in you. Kokoa has faith in you. Jake has faith in you and I have faith in you... have some for yourself."

Dimension: Avatar Adventures Universe

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

Corrupted Temple of Light: | Aftan | Akane | Gabrielle | Mark |
Akane looked up at the Dramatist as her tears stopped, brought about by the kind words of the Demi-God. She sniffled one last time and dried off her tears. "Mark... Thank you."

She pulled the man into the hug the three Knights were sharing, and they all spent a moment there, the warmth of four caring people. Even Kokoa stopped crying, drying her tears upon a fluffy tail. Releasing Mark, Akane Kokoa and Aftan all helped each other stand up.

"Faith... I had forgotten about Faith. I was too far lost in the loves of my life to think of anything else than loving them and loosing them. I've...I've been really shaken, but with everyone by my side we can do it! I can do it!"

Though there was no fire behind her eyes, they no longer held the look of a desperate and broken woman, but a caring determination. Akane held her hand out, and created a fireball to hold aloft for light. "It's time to find the others. And clear this temple..."

Slindis, Rugal

Rugal seemed puzzled at the mention of Communicator Rings, but he dropped the topic once Slindis brought up Devon and a picture of him.
"....Wait a moment....Yeah, I've seen him. He watched over Melethia for a while back at the camp. A fake of him attacked you? Make sense to send the creator after the creation." He said as he looked at the photo.
Then it hit her, the one who ruined her world, made her life unbearable was with her daughter.

Teri, Devon, Riki, Melethia, Kud

"Awwww...It's like Christmas over there." David quipped as each of the authors began to equip the gear Melethia gave them.
I have got to get me one of those hammerspace pouches... He thought as he checked a corner before advancing.


Temple Guardian.
Location: Corrupted Temple of Light | South America.
Time: Midnight | January 2nd.

Ella | Puce

The guardian was actually shocked with the conversation going on between the man and Half-Succubus, right until he heard a thump. Looking below him he could clearly see the weapon against his side. "Impact level equivalent to a object only known as a... 'pillow'. Excuse me sir, I bid you the thing known as 'a good day'!" The Guardian robot said in a polite tone as he right hand mini-gun was transformed into a double chainsaw hand.

The chainsaw sliced the decayed stone weapon below him and quickly went to the golem and cut him in half vertical wise. Turning his attention back to the two he actually managed to speak. "Analysis of conversation complete. The boy is right, detection of love is 100 percent. Excuse me... detection of challenge is... zero percent." He said and quickly walked through a wall to guard the object he was designed to guard.

Slindis, Rugal

As another duo walked through the hall they could hear a rumbling. Stopping they could hear a more intense running sound coming from the walls. Only a cloud of dust appeared as a large object smashed through the right wall and into the other wall. It also left two tunnels, one blocked by ruble and one leading to a dark hallway. The passage Rugal and Slindis were traveling in was blocked off.

The dark hallway (Which the Teri, Devon, Riki, Melethia, Kud and David group were in) was completely dark.


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

(More temple details. Lets finish this part up so we can finish the arch quickly.)

The group were in the dark hallway, their lights only objected them to the horror surrounding them. The hallway walls were completely covered in blood except some of the wall. Corpses were all over the floor and quite a few were pinned against the wall with stakes. The skeletons were both human and angel, the humans were lying on the floor and the angels were those pinned on the walls with evidence of wings.

There were a couple of badly made torture chambers which sheltered even more bodies and even more torture weapons. All over the bodies were shining or glowing objects which were obviously of holy origin. Some bodies held onto weapons and some bodies held onto clothes, armor or any other accessories.

Riki had just apologized as he spotted the hallway. "This isn't good... some kind of massacre." Riki could only say but looked at all the evidence of holy magical objects scattered along the hallway. "Look." Kud could simply say as she pointed down the hallway to where all the blood was leading. A light fancy looking chamber was at the end of the long hallway.


Storm-178.
Location: AA Universe | Earth atmosphere.

As the Succubus unloaded on the ship she managed to hit the two rookies in one group. "God damn it... Jenkins and Demarco. I sometimes question why the hell I do this shit sometimes to just lose my men... friends." He said as pieces from the destroyed pod smacked into his. "Pod.... damaged!" Alpha announced, Storm simply sighed as he kicked open his pod door open in mid air and was trying to surf it down instead. "Bitch gotta do better then that!"


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

As he was being featsed upon by the horde of robotic animals, Dark Tomoya only regretted that he couldn't "Crazy cocktail" day at his favorite Costa Rican bar. "God damn it!" He yelled as he suddenly absorbed all of the robot's electricity which shut them down. Dark Tomoya got up and sighed as he didn't see Hiyru anyway in his sight. "Are you really that scared of death... you should embrace it." Tomoya yelled out to the nothingness and looked back to the group of animals. "I really liked animals as well." He said as he formed several needle shaped objects and opened his palm and the shapes flowed and stabbed each of the animals.

The *BOOM* ... pieces of metal rained upon the desert. "Funny thing, I knew you were holding me up for them... but now I'm serious." Tomoya smiled as he threw his hand out in the air. Desert dust covered him but when it was blown away by the wind there was no evidence of Dark Tomoya.

Slindis, Rugal

She began making her way down the dark hallway, pulling out a small club with an orange crystal that glowed when she touched it to provide light for the area. "Rugal, you let that man around my daughter? I can somewhat understand since you didn't know what he did, but that man's got a lot to answer for, and I will ensure that he does." Slindis started making her way through the hallway, slowing down when she started seeing the bodies and what exactly they were.

What should have been of more interest were the three lights in the distance walking off

Teri, Devon, Riki, Melethia, Kud

Devon looked around at the multiple bodies and sighed. "For once, could an ancient Mayan temple not be filled with scenes of slaughter and gore? I know that was part of their whole thing, but it doesn't mean that it has to happen all the time." Although he'd been trained in hell, stealing from this kind of slaughter just didn't feel right at all.

Melethia looked up at Kud then down the pathway. "That must be where the stone is! Guys, I'm gonna check for any traps an' stuff so we don't have any surprises." The girl moved through the bodies, checking to see if there were any kinds of hollows, pressure plates, or false walls among other things.

Dimension: Avatar Adventures Universe

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

Corrupted Temple of Light: Aftan | Altea | Akane | Angelus | Cadolbolg | Caim | David | Devon | Ella | Gabrielle | Jake | Kalastryn | Kurumu | Kud | Kyre | Mark | Melethia | Puce | Riki | Rugal | Slindis | Tajuh | Teri | Ton Ton

David, Devon, Kud, Melethia, Riki, Teri

During the walk, Teri found that she had to relax her grip on detect magic, lest she strain herself any further. However, once they reached the tunnel, and saw the lights ahead, Teri frowned at the prospect of it being the Stone of Light. There was no way they could have found it so easily. After calling in her dog, Caramel, to watch the rear, Teri readied her spell again, eyes beginning to glow in the darkness, as she looked to the orange light ahead of them...

When the dog gave an alerted bark, Teri turned around and felt... Something wash over her... Calm? Something peaceful; that much she could tell.

Angelus, Caim, Jake

When they began to walk again, Angelus mouthed "thank you" to Jake before going to Caim's side. As it was becoming readily apparent, perhaps some of these Writers were not all bad. Jake, Teri and Devon had been working towards fixing the messes and mistakes that their kindred had caused, and Angelus could admire that, even if she was less than happy with some of the things that were done to them via the Writers. Upon the mention of Shaun, Angelus' ears pricked in interest, and she asked; "I take it he's another of your group? What has his hand led to in this realm?"

Cadolbolg, Kurumu and Ton Ton

As the trio attacked the ship, Ton Ton hopped onto one of the pods and began stabbing at it with his keen Knife. The sharp blade, as it was magiced to cut the intangible as well as the living, was finding no difficulty cutting through the steel of the pod. To the rider inside, he started shooting at the thing atop the pod; and one of the bullets grazed the Tonberry's side.

"Everyone's Grudge."

Darkness enveloped the pod then. Screams and cries to whatever God would listen were heard for a moment, and then silence fell over the device, the pod becoming the soldier's tomb. With a faint amount of blood dripping from his side, the green creature shook itself lightly, before beginning to move to the next pod.

Rising Dawn Network: A.I. Vermilion | Dmitri

Dimitri did not protest when he was dragged by Vermilion to the weaponry, but as he mounted the controls, he said, "Please forgive me if I am not very proficient with these. I was not designed to attack, after all, only to manage and organize."

As he said this, one of his shots hit a wing of one of the minor aircraft units. Sure, he may have not been designed for combat; but even with human-like programming, an AI has (generally speaking) better accuracy in their calculations.

Slindis, Rugal

"Rugal, let's hurry up. We need to get that stone." As SLindis caught up to the lights, she saw Teri, David, and if thatfight at the first campsite was right...

"Devon, you stay right there!" She ran over to the group, covering the distance rapidly.

Teri, Devon, Riki, Melethia, Kud

"Devon, you stay right there!"

Devon heard the shouting of a female voice calling his name. He didn't quite know who it was, but the tone in it made it quite clear that she wasn't happy with him. "Um, Teri, do you know that voice?" He was clearly more than a bit nervous, and it showed.

Upon hearing her mother's voice, Melethia stopped disabling the traps in front of them and turned around. "Miss Slindis, you finally caught up!" She backtracked to the rest of the group after making a clear line to show how far she'd gotten.

Slindis? Oh hell...

Dimension: Avatar Adventures Universe

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

Corrupted Temple of Light: Angelus, Caim, Jake
"All of this." Jake said bitterly. He began to explain.
Shaun's main character...Is Tomoya. Just before everything went to hell with Red Mage, he kept saying he wanted a 'Send-off' Arc as he was retiring Tomoya, the oldest character in the Avatar Adventures. Now Shaun refused to believe the Red Mage events happened, as he lives at the arse end of the world. Hence, he turned Tomoya evil, and in return Tomoya has kidnapped Shaun and is holding him hostage. So basically, the dude loves his anime, cartoons, and that's why we're stuck with Riki and Kud, they were a blank slate for him to power up and use. Now the reason we can't just 'Write' Dark Tomoya or the brats out of existence is because he is a Writer character still involved. And I shall show neither Dark Tomoya or Shaun no mercy. Shaun dies when we find him, as does Tomoya. There will be no saving or attempting to cleanse the damned ArchAngel. Bastard fucked with this world, those I care about, even after Mark personally visited him to explain the fucking situation. No wonder you guys all hate us. We're right bastards, aren't we? Well fuck that, I'm here to fix this shit, then I think I'm done writing. I'll go home, and no more. If I get home at all..."

Immensely frustrated, Jake stopped to pick up a handful of loose stones on the floor. One by one he threw them down the hall before them, each one making a slightly satisfying skittling sound as it went.

David/Rugal

After the Hallways merged, David began to make his way over to the sound of Slindis's voice.
"Slin?...Slin that you?..." He asked as he made his way over.
"Oh by the way, thanks for fucking knocking me out just because I killed you Super-Villain Boyfriend-" He started to say until he flashed his light on Rugal.
".....Who is standing right there....Alive...."
"So I am" Rugal answered with a evil grin on his face.
"...Oh sugar-honey-ice-tea..OOF!" Daivd managed to get out before a massive punch to the gut, followed by Rugal twisting his wrist to get him to drop his gun.
Once he was disarmed, Rugal held David a good foot above the ground by his neck, choking the life out of him.
"No one kills Rugal! Bernstein!" He boasted before he went to use his Slashing Aura to stab him in the chest.
"Rugal! Enough!" He froze as he felt the touch of cold steel on his spine, from Slindis's rapier.
"...."
There was a moment of silence (Apart from David choking to death) before he said to him "Now...She's saved both our lives..."
Rugal then dropped the Irishman and proceeded onwards as David coughed and gasped from his near strangling.

David, Rugal, Slindis, Riki, Kud, Devon, Teri, Melethia

After interrupting the fight between Rugal and David, Devon stood there while trying somewhat badly to act like he was calm. After all, Rugal had backed down from beating the hell out of someone that had tried to kill him because of Slin's actions, and she had every reason to want to beat the hell out of him. As the paladin gave him a withering glare, Devon began to talk. "Slindis, I know you have every reason to hate me. I can see why you think I'd be better off suffering in the Afterlife. If you want to punch me in the jaw right after I finish this, feel free. I certainly deserve as much."

He sheathed his shortsword and crossed his hands in front of him as he continued to talk, clearly very nervous. "There's going to be an incredible amount of things that I'll have to do, and I know that nothing that I can do will ever fix what happened. Please, understand that the only things that I may have influenced are you entering Stormreach and you finding Melethia. Every thought you had, every experience you lived through are yours and yours alone. Now, if you planned on doing something, go ahead and do it, and I'll help you in any way I can." He closes his eyes, expecting her to hit him.

Devon used Diplomacy to talk with the Paladin, achieving a shift in attitude from Unfriendly to Friendly!

The paladin slaps him on the same cheek that Kalastryn hit earlier. "You're right, you've got an incredible amount to do to even begin repaying the massive debt you owe. And you know what? I'll be watching you to ensure that."

Melethia looked at Devon again, then looked at Teri. "Miss Teri, how does he know Miss Slin?"

David, Rugal, Slindis, Riki, Kud, Devon, Teri, Melethia

Rugal watched as Devon managed to talk Slindis down from beating him to the brink of death to a mere slap on the cheek.
Still, if he was responsible for all he said he was, He still reckoned he got off rather lightly.
To ensure he got the message, he stood next to him, showing off his height and Hercules-Like Frame and said "As will I...".
The tone of his voice and killer glare clearly got his point across before he began to lead the way.

David mean while was having a hard time picking himself up, Rugal's grip was like a human vice clamp as he felt bruising in the prefect outline of a hand on his neck.
"Yeah-*Gasp*-Well...Fuck you-*Gasp*-Too asswipe..." He managed to get out before he tried to recover from his strangling.

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