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 Canteen:

Aftan | Akane | Angelus | Cadolbolg | Caim | Gabrielle | Jake | Jenny | Kurumu | Mark | Puce | Ton Ton

Caim had to put an end to this now. If the spirits were to continue with this train of thought; a revolt in the armory could start... And with as many weapons as Caim had amassed there, he did not like the sound of that at all...

"Alright you lot, cool yourselves... You forget that when I was in Kanto; you two were from the only weapon I had available to me. If your logic was really sound, I'd still be in Kanto hunting down every last Pokemon that applied to the Armory. Essentially, when I travel worlds, the Armory is typically locked from my use. I don't know what causes this, but it is how it is."

Lucifer | Teri | Slindis < - MUAHAAHAHAHAAAA

Teri's Mindscape - The Grey:

Before Teri could have objected to the transportation to her mind, she found that the trio of them were already there. The grey expanse filled this void yet again, the black pool serving as the only decoration in this place. Immediately, the Cleric panicked, and began looking for a way that would enable her escape from this world. Her search was for naught, as the Devil had made sure to lock them inside that mind until things were done.

Furthermore, her panic proved to affect the world about them, the grey landscape twisting and changing to suit it's mistress' mood. Where grey nothingness started, was now awash with an empty blanket of snow. An uncaring clouded sky hung overhead, and imposing blackish-brown boulders were scattered in this barren wasteland. A chilling wind began to pick up as the Cleric searched for an exit; and nipped at the exposed skin of the individuals there. The only other final touch to this place was the pool, well, pool no longer. Instead, it was a crystalline structure of black glass (or perhaps it was ice?) that reflected the light off it; and allowed one to see their own reflection.

Dimension: Avatar Adventures Universe

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

Airship Rising Dawn - The Canteen:

David | Tajuh

Tajuh finished up his glass and shook David's hand. "Unpleasant how you had to learn it, but you'll have your chance to fix it. Try not to ruin it again, because you may not have the chance to regret it."


Airship Rising Dawn - Crew Quarters:

Devon | Ella

Devon smiled as the embarrassed succubus thanked the man. "See, that's more like it! You know, you're pretty cute when you act like that. Just relax, will you? This whole setup here's crazy, but I'd say it's worked out well so far. After all, I met you." Throwing caution to the wind, he hugged Ella from behind while avoiding hitting areas that were clearly hurt. It was clear Ella had some issues, so Devon wanted to make it clear that he'd follow through on his word.


Melethia | Rugal

She shook her head. "Wheathair, that was more greedy than angry. Why do you keep trying to say you were mad alone? I mean, you're already plenty strong even without getting someone else's powers... so why did you want someone else's? It just sounds lazy, and I think that doesn't fit you at all..." Rugal could see that the events with Preacher had taken a toll on the girl's confidence in him.


Lucifer | Teri | Slindis

Teri's Mindscape - The Grey:

When she arrived in Teri's mindscape, the main thought was that it was overwhelmingly oppressive in its bleakness. "Teri, this is why you need to open up a bit more. Before you interrupt me, we need to see exactly what you're hiding off in here." She looked in the dark ice, seeing herself as the woman she strived to be even though she fell short of it all the time - a glowing woman riding on something acting as the shield for all those around her and being the person to head to in any situation. Another shot of the woman helping someone else even when she was badly injured herself, giving food to the starving man.

Slindis kept quiet as the ice kept showing images of the person that she had always tried to be yet failed to, if that not being qualified to hold the Stone of Light had been proof.

Dimension: Avatar Adventures Universe

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

Airship Rising Dawn - The Canteen:

Aftan | Akane | Angelus | Cadolbolg | Caim | Gabrielle | Jake | Jenny | Kurumu | Mark | Puce | Ton Ton

Gabrielle, looked over at Jake as he stirred in his sleep and heard him as he muttered something about someone named Lana.

"Hey guys? Jake just started speaking in his sleep. Do you know anyone named Lana, Akane?" The Black Knight asked as she let the trio over towards where Jake sat and waved to Mark in greeting as the passed by the couch where he was sitting and watching as the Airship cut through the skies, placing distance between themselves and the accursed Corrupted Temple of Light.

"Hey gals, what's going on?" Mark asked as they passed by.

"Hello, Master Mark-"

"Could you just please call me Mark, Aftan, Master Mark sounds... well... strange" The Asian Writer said as he looked at her, noting that the bite marks from Kokoa had still not healed. However it she did keep it hidden from view and anyone not looking for it would have been hard pressed to find it.

"Very well, Mast... I mean... Mark. We were checking on Master Jake. He seems rather restless in his sleep." She continued as they sat down on a chair that was near where Jake and Mark sat.

"Yeah... He also said something about Lana and a trap." Gabrielle said looking at Jake in a rather concerned fashion, though she of course clung to Akane's tails like they were he security blanket.

"Oh and Mark... I need to talk to you later... well... someone does. It's... um... you know who." Gabs stated as she looked over towards Kurumu to ensure that she wasn't paying attention to the conversation that Mark, the Knight and the Kitsune were sharing.


As Puce and Kurumu watched the attention from Jenny, shift to Caim's armory, the Succubus turned back towards her original target, Angelus.

"So Angie... now that things are one in the open... I've got a question for you... have you decided on anyone to make a wedding dress for you yet?"

"Kuru... I think it's a little too soon to be talking about wedding dresses." Puce interjected trying to keep Kurumu's mind out of the eventual gutter that it was headed for.

"Puuuce ... I just wanna see how far they've gotten in discussing how their relationship is going to turn out. I mean I can see them going the distance, you know?" She said before she found the gutter and jumped into it.

"I mean... you should consider the fact that not only do they need to get married for their sakes... but Cadolbolg's as well... he is considered a bastard you know..."

*CRAAAAAASH*

The sound of the plate of food that was in front of the Miniature Dragon hitting the floor was rather loud as Cadolbolg looked at his former construct sister in disbelief.

"I... I... I'm a what?"

"I didn't mean to sound mean, Cad. You're the child to two unwed parents... just imagine what would happen if they had another kid without being marriage..."

*CRAAAASH*

... You'd have Angie, Caim and two illegitimate children living in the same household. So the reason why I'm asking is to see how long Cadolbolg has to suffer under the title of Bastard... it's just too cruel a fate to think about."

" But how am I a bastard? I didn't do anything!" The Mini-Dragon asked, clearly confused at where Kurumu was going with all of this... looking to his mother for answers.


Airship Rising Dawn - Crew Quarters:

Devon | Ella

Ella slipped out of Devon's hug, confused... unsure... and scared. As much as she tried to drop everything that her mother and her mother's minions had taught her, she couldn't quite drop years of [s]brainwashing[/b] lessons so easily and whatever it was that she was feeling at the moment was terrifying to the Succubus.

"Are you... playing a game?" She asked quietly as she backed away from the Bard, slowly keeping herself near the exit to the room.

"You have to be playing me..." The Succubus muttered more to herself than to Devon as she looked at Devon, her eyes freezing up and trying to lock out the emotion that she had displayed naught but seconds ago. Perhaps it was because the only humans that touched her had been man who had lusted after her and paid for their lecherousness in the end. But she couldn't sense the same emotion coming from Devon... so to color her confused... that was the understatement of the century.

"You were supposed to be different."


Teri's Mindscape - The Grey:

Slindis | Teri | Lucifer <-- OoooOooOOOOoooo ... I'm a REBEL!

The freezing wind within Teri's mind caused Lucifer's long tailored jacket to flap about like a flag as he looked around him at the sudden environmental changes. The oppressiveness of it all was something that even he, the Reigning Leader of Hell, could never come close to creating for the souls of the damned. However, as bleak as the snow covered mindscape was, it was something rather than the nothing that they had been given previously.

While Slindis went to check on the black crystalline pool. The Morning Star walked over to check on the Cleric who was still looking about for an exit.

"Teri... calm down... we're stuck here until we've gotten to the bottom of this... of why you're locking yourself in." Now that was a different way of expressing it. While the wall that Teri had built served to keep people out, it was also keeping her locked in... a prisoner to her own insecurities (?). However despite his attempt at a soothing calm voice, the landscape remained the same and the wind kept howling.

"Kiddo... it's okay. Slindis and I are here for you... isn't that proof enough for you to let us in like you did with me before?" He said as he remembered the feeling of the grass under his feet and the streaks of lightning that set fire to the skies. That was some sort of emotion... and it was far better than what she was giving now.

Noting Slindis pausing at the pool, Lucifer escorted his charge towards the Drow.

"Well... that's... interesting." Lucifer stated as he looked at his reflection and saw pure darkness, a darkness that wasn't just the absence of light but the darkness that consumed it. Was this is truest form or was it what Teri viewed him as? What was he going to have to do to convince her of his true intentions?

"Teri? What do you see?"

Dimension: Avatar Adventures Universe

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

Airship Rising Dawn - The Canteen:

Aftan | Akane | Angelus | Cadolbolg | Caim | Gabrielle | Jake | Jenny | Kurumu | Mark | Puce | Ton Ton
Akane looked over at Mark, Gabrielle and Aftan as she kept her spot as a giant fluffy blanket for Jenny. "Ano... No. I don't know who Lana is. Sorry." She returned to watching the verbal attack of Kurumu, giggling at the whole episode.

Jake rolled again, a hand finding the grip of his sword. "Washington... President... General... City. N-n-no! Lana! Thunder... Fire... D-d-death... No!" he moaned, gripped by a dream or vision or something fucking scary in his sleep.

Those looking at him could see the sweat upon his brow, the look of horror upon his face, and his drained white knuckles....

Avatar Adventure
Location: Rising Dawn
Time:Midday

Armageddon | Nessaj | Kyre

Chaos, that's what permeated the land here, and that's where Nessaj rode through, leaving a trail for burning fire as he went. A small frail body lay in his arms, tattered and broken. A girl's soul that had once been torn asudner, remolded, recreated, and deteriorating.

People look down on the Chaos Knight, they call him senile, and strange, and odd. They laughed at his sporadic ability, to be able to destroy entire worlds in a single swing, or to fall to the smallest of threats. Yet one thing they always overlooked was his age. While perhaps it left him seemingly distant and scatterbrained, it was merely a result of having to try and remember so many aeons of battles with Ezalor through countless planes of existence. But his infinite wisdom had imbued him with a few things. One of those things was the inexplicable urge to rescue the young Anti-Mage from the temple, who had suddenly fell unconscious.

Nessaj tore open a portal on the med bay of the Rising Dawn and placed the young girl on a cot before dismounting and leaving. The sudden serious air about him began to dissolve into the atmosphere, and his unfocused, detached nature returned to the rattling armor.

Kyre lay breathing in the med bay with Armageddon watching closely over her. Her breaths were shallow, and her skin pale.

BlackHarte

BlackHarte paced through the Canteen, grumbling under his breath about the young Anti-Mage's condition. To think that the young master was actually suffering from anemia! What a ridiculous situation. The ship's systems were running well enough, he had enough energy reserves to regenerate a good few organs.

He had to feed Kyre again, and that was something he was not looking forward to.

Dimension: Avatar Adventures Universe

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

Airship Rising Dawn - The Canteen:

Aftan | Akane | Angelus | Cadolbolg | Caim | Gabrielle | Jake | Jenny | Kurumu | Mark | Puce | Ton Ton

If Angelus was in a good mood a moment ago, then Kurumu's words to Cadolbolg hit the air. Oh no, Kurumu forgot something very important, as fun as it was to tease Cadolbolg, his parents were forces to be reckoned with. Caim, being absorbed in the conversation with Jenny and the Sword Spirits, wasn't able to hear what was said, but when the dragon's glare turned to Kurumu; Caim knew instantly that something terrible must have been said. Every inch of her oozed fury and maternal instinct, and Caim felt overwhelmed by it's crushing waves on his mind. To any other man, they would have been terrified, but for Caim... Well, let's just say that were it not for the moment at hand, he would have found this view of her incredibly attractive.

But back to the aforementioned raging dragon in human form... Angelus kept her gaze upon the succubus; red eyes threatening to bore a hole into purple ones when Kurumu stared right back. However, there was something a little extra behind that stare; almost as if some of Caim's bloodlust had meddled in the dragon herself.

But, when she spoke, her voice remained very calm, and her tone did not waver, "Disregard the words of the petty Succubus, Cadolbolg, for she only follows the way of the narrow-minded. A shame, really, for a being supposedly devoted to love. You see, she has fallen in with following a restrictive ideal for 'love', which demands that females tie themselves to their mates via an unnecessary ritual that has far too much monetary cost for the weak proclamation of devotion it supposedly stands for. In actuality, it is an affirmation against insecurity; for those who cling and force this 'ritual of devotion' upon those around them, they are in fact the ones who think they or their lovers faith is the weakest. To those who do not follow this norm, they and their children are mocked with terms such as 'bastard' to make them convert to their rituals.

The child-like Succubus doesn't realize that she has single-handedly insulted several persons in this group; myself and Caim included, by trying to force a norm upon us that does not truly matter. We are happy in the way we express our affections, and yet the succubus, of all creatures, is the one to tell us that we are wrong in the ways of love and loving. Because, and this is the saddest matter of all, if one feels love or affection for their mates, then rituals to proclaim this to the world or themselves are entirely unnecessary. They need only to look at their mate, and see it upon their face. Even words do not matter when the feelings are true enough.

So, my dear son, do not feel bad for yourself. Rather, pity the succubus here who needs the idea of a ritual to feel secure in herself."

No pause was given after that statement, as the dragon broke a bone in half with her teeth, and was easily chewing and swallowing the bits down.

Teri's Mindscape - The Grey:

Lucifer | Slindis | Teri < - Oh you rat bastard... Imma ALPHABETIZE, BITCH!

"Teri? What do you see?"

Teri struggled weakly against the Morning Star's grasp when they approached the mirror, "No, keep that thing away from me! You won't like what's there! PLEASE! You'll let it escape!"

But Lucifer did not waver, and she found herself face to face with the mirror... At least, it was until she got to it. All the Cleric could see was an abyss in the gem; an all consuming darkness that threatened to eat everything in it's sight. All was quiet for a moment, and then the crystal began to move... Well, it didn't stay a crystal for long anyways. Growing and shifting, the inky black of the crystal began to concentrate towards and edge of one the points in the monolith, and began to literally seep out like the writing material it resembled. This process continued for another moment, and when it finished, the now blue-white crystal fell into it's original form as a clear pool. However, as opposed to the lifeless liquid it was before, this pool actually looked like pure, drinkable water.

Listen to this

But the darkness remained... The sludge shuddered, and then convalesced into a form, raising itself upwards into a humanlike shape, and ended with a perfect replica of the Cleric before them.... Sort of. Her face was the same, save for the Glasgow Smile cut deep into her cheeks, blood crystalized into little rubies around the wounds. Her eyes were the same color as her creator's, but remained wide in an eternal look of.. Joy? Shock? It was hard to tell, the rest of her face was so distracting from them. Holding a scapel in one hand, and a pencil in the other, the Disturbed!Teri looked to her creator, and gave a hysterical, "Hello there, Me!"

When she (it?) spoke, air could be heard hissing through the wounds; an unnerving sound for the stoutest of hearts.

Before Teri could object to it, it continued, "Well, it sure looks like we screwed up again, doesn't it? Trying so hard to remain cool and collected, even when under pressure or you know, big scary dudes threatening to kill us for the umpteenth time, or actually killing Angels! Boy, wasn't that a hoot? I mean, you always wondered what it was like, didn't you? No, the Fake Rugal didn't count, because you eventually learned that was a fake. Well, compared to how he acts now, it's not so fake anymore, now is it?"

Teri shook her head in horror, "No! It was a fake!"

The bloody mockery laughed, the hissing noise even more maddening in this light, "Only cause the suit color was off. But we're getting off subject, aren't we, Me? As I was saying, 'the first kill is always satisfying', right? How powerful did you feel when the Angels fell to your spells and your Elemental? Wasn't it great finally having the power you've always craved? I mean, these were highly trained operatives; and here you were, fighting side by side with the best of em, healing wounds, slaughtering the Angels! It was great, right? Hey, even if he's a dick, your precious Bernstein even saved your ass when you were being shot at! Ripped a guy in half for you! Ain't that sweet, he might actually give a damn about your life... Unless he saw you as utility, like everyone else does. You are their best trained healer; baring Ms. Stabby over there. Hmn, Dunno if Paladins really count, they're more like warriors with healing skills..."

Balling her fists as the fake talked, Teri yelled at it as it pondered the authenticity of Paladins as healers, "Shut up! That's not true at all! I hated having to kill those men! I hated it when Rugal tore them in half! It made me feel sick when I heard those bones break! I HATE FIGHTING!"

The False!Teri looked at the Cleric again, and shrugged, "Don't get snappy with me, Me. I only speak the truth around here. You're the one with the issues. I mean, why deny the fact that you felt a sense of belonging on the battlefield with your 'friends'? You like being able to help out where you've always wanted to be. You're happy being an efficient tool; just like a good portion of the human race. Hell, that's why you joined this Role Playing forum as Caim and Angelus. It was one giant power fantasy for a girl who had no better outlet at the time. That's probably why you get along with those other Writers so well, because you all understand what it's like to be helpless. Trapped in your little Southern hick town full of conservative thought when you were so progressive... That must have been hell. So, into the internet you dived, and found a place where you belonged; with the other freaks and geeks of the world. And together, you all found happiness in a computer screen!... Oh, if only that were so easy. Even with all of these 'friends' and allies, you can't help but feel alone because you have all these stinky feelings you don't want to deal with; and no human who wants to deal with you? Am I right?"

The real Teri was shaking at this point, unable to move from that spot she stood. Here she was, in her own mind, and she couldn't find sanctuary from her greatest insecurities being laid bare before two respectable (well, Lucifer was a variable) people she had some form of respect for, and there was nothing she could do to stop this being from showing everything else...

The fake gave another wheezing laugh, and limply gestured the scalpel at Teri, "See what I mean? You can't lie to them anymore. I've already hit too many nails on the head, and I've still a pocket full of em to go! Hmn, what should I tell them about next, hmn? How you're so desperate to save the souls of all the people on this ship? How your attachment to a terrible person started with a hollow promise for your life? Or, better yet, how about we talk about Bruiser? Everyone loves that one! You know, how you greenlighted EVERYTHING he did to Angelus? How you told Darren to keep him alive so you two could use his torture methods again and again and again... It's YOUR fault he still exists, remember? Darren wanted to get rid of him several times, but 'oh no, you'd cry, he still has potential! Let's keep him!' And look at you now? Unable to talk because he ALMOST took your nails out of you and left you in the cold. Kind of like now, eh? Funny, you were so close to your dorm when that happened... I wonder how many other girls were dragged off to that hellhole?"

The Cleric had sunk to her knees at this point, her eyes getting dull with the sheer agony of all of this being shoved in her face completely. The false Teri wandered to her creator and embraced her, "But, of course, the best thing about all of this is how you've tried so hard to keep up this facade of being happy. God you have every reason not to be, and yet you beat yourself up over frowning just a little. Isn't that right, Mr. Lucifer? Didn't you say that we had to be a shining light for us Authors? Keep a moral high ground and make sure we didn't blow up the world again?"

She laughed, pulling the Real closer to her being, "But it's okay. I'll make sure you don't have to deal with any of these nasty things ever again, Me. Come here, I'll show you how to feel nothing at all...."

The black sludge from before enveloped the Cleric into the fake's body, and the demented creature gave another dark laugh as Teri fell into it, the winds picking up snow, ice and water around it as it began to grow in size; the flesh and blood becoming ice, deep hazel eyes staring from a now towering body of ice.

Battle time!

The false had become an enormous dragon of pure ice, but as was it's nature, it was a mockery of the noble creature. Jagged, cruel teeth; a translucent body that showed the Cleric curled up in it's chest; sharp claws; powerful wings; and a body covered in equally deadly looking crystals, the beast roared, and cried out, "And now for the pest control! You two are far too warm for this realm of ice! Perhaps I can freeze you and make you sculptures in a garden! Or maybe I'll let your warm blood trickle down my throat! I AM THE TRUE TERI GRAVEL! YOU HAVE NO POWER OVER ME IN MY REALM! NOW PERISH IN MY TUNDRA!"

Dimension: Avatar Adventures Universe

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

Airship Rising Dawn - Crew Quarters:

Devon | Ella

He stood up, a bit confused at the reaction. "Playing you? Ella, I'm sorry if I got too close too soon. I didn't mean to startle you. I mean, I know I'm not the best at showing feelings, so if there's something that I can do to make myself better for the both of us, just tell me." He didn't want to push her away with coming on too strong, but there was a connection that the man felt with Ella. Somehow, he had the feeling that he would be losing something if she just walked off.

The bard walked over to Ella and put a hand on her shoulder. "Just tell me, Ella. I know that I've not the best man, or anywhere close to claiming it. If I could get some help from you, though, I could at least be good enough to be there for a woman that's unscarred by the environment that she was raised in. Am I worth that chance?"

Yup, he'd fallen for Ella, and she's not even used any of her abilities. From the way he kept her focus directly on her sky blue eyes with his rich blue ones, her appearance wasn't a concern to him.


Teri's Mindscape - The Grey:

Slindis | Lucifer | Teri<---The rebellion goes on.

When the Shadow Teri consumed Teri, Slindis chanted some spells to mitigate the icy winds and drew her rapiers from her pouch, having learned from some experience from a nasty dream cult in Stormreach that she would keep her equipment. "You felt all this, Teri? Why didn't you tell me sooner? Lucifer, we'll have to cut straight through these issues!"

She leapt to the side of a nasty breath of ice as she looked for an opening. "Teri, I've always tried to help you! I know I wasn't the best teacher, but I want you to know that I never thought of you as a weak person at all. So why would you insist on keeping this all bottled up?" A few jabs at the legs had the fire burn the leg a little before immediately sealing back up.

This wasn't going to be an easy fight.

Dimension: Avatar Adventures Universe

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

Airship Rising Dawn - The Canteen:

Aftan | Akane | Angelus | Cadolbolg | Caim | Gabrielle | Jake | Jenny | Kurumu | Mark | Puce | Ton Ton

The latest outburst in Jake's sleeping turmoil was the last straw as Mark moved to wake up his fellow writer but paused as he remembered Jake's reaction to Angelus upon waking him. Looking at the Knights with a nod, he signaled for them to back up a bit to allow the Dramatist to maneuver should he need. One last check on his wrist mounted energy shield showed that its energy was full. One last inhalation of air...

"Jake? Hey man. Jake? Dude are you okay?" Mark asked the sleeper as he shook him, though his body was tensed in preparation for a potential attack.

"HEY JAKE WAKEUP!!!" Gabrielle yelled in assistance.

"GODDAMIT GABS!" The Writer yelled at the Black Knight as he activated the Energy Shield and ducked behind it.


Kurumu recoiled from the glaring and verbal assault that the angry red dragon unleashed upon her in defense of her progeny before apologizing profusely at what she had perceived as a bit of fun.

"I... I'm sorry, Angie. I was just... I dunno what I was trying to do." The Succubus admitted as she tried to think up ways to not only diffuse the situation but show Angelus that she was simply teasing and hadn't meant to hurt anyone.

"I know what you and Caim have and I'm happy for you. I really am. I know I can be overzealous with my teasing but in this case I really did go too far didn't I?" Kuru paused for a moment as she tried to figure out why it was that she was acting this way. Perhaps she was teasing Angie and Caim about marriage because it was something that she didn't yet have with Puce and he might have gotten the hint someday soon. Perhaps it was also because of these lack of society norms that made the ones that they loved, Caim for Angie and Puce for Kuru, targets for women such as Ella.

Perhaps this could have been vocalized in such terms... and perhaps Angie would find herself capable of forgiving Kurumu for overstepping this time. However, it was Kurumu's White Knight that made sure that Angelus wouldn't know just what the motives behind Kurumu's words were at least she wouldn't know for quite some time.

"Angelus. We both know that she gets carried away sometimes. This is just another one of those times. And while I understand your annoyance in the matter, I can promise you that she means you and Cadolbolg no offense." Puce said calmly, risking becoming the next victim to Red's deathly gaze. "Kuru. Why don't you apologize to Cadolbolg. He didn't deserve any of that."

"Cad... I'm sorry. You know I love you like a brother right? I would never intentionally hurt your feelings or want to make you feel like you're anything other than one of my two favorite dragons on the ship." Kurumu said as she reached over to pet the Mini-Dragon's head. Aloof at first, Angelus' son moved his head about to avoid the petting but finally allowed it before finally nodding.

"It's okay Construct-Sister Kurumu. I know you want my Mom and Dad to be happy but I mom said, they already are and I am happy with them regardless if they go through some silly tradition of not." He said. Fairly deep words for a dragon that was originally a construct of a dragon that was originally a winged turtle not too long ago.

Feeling the tension still remaining in the air, Kurumu decided that it might be best for some air. Excusing herself, and ensuring that Puce stayed at the table, Kurumu tried her hardest not to run off, barely paying attention to where she was going.

*BUMP*

"Hey Blackharte! Where you going in such a rush?" Kurumu asked the mass of nanites that resembled a human, a note of relief that she was away from the tension of the table.


Airship Rising Dawn - Crew Quarters:

Devon | Ella

Silence... that was what Devon received in response to his words as Ella tried to make a decision that seemed as life altering as it was. If she chose this path, wouldn't she be bound to Devon the way her sister was bound to Puce? Wouldn't she inevitably die like so many other Succubus had when their mortal lovers had grown tired of them. Was "love" worth gambling her life over?

"Yes... you're worth the chance, Devon. But I haven't come out of there unscathed by my experience. I just... can't right now... not yet. But yes... you are worth the risk." She said quietly, as if she were too scared to say it loud enough for her own ears to register what she was saying.

"I just need some time to get used to this... whatever it is... I hope you can understand that." She said a bit louder this time as if she was hoping to force the doubt out of her body with what will she had. As if gathering strength from Devon the way he had given her his own blood, Ella placed her hand over that of the Bard's and breathed out a long breath, one that was meant to relieve the tension in her body... and perhaps fear?

"Just promise me... promise that whatever I give to you... you won't ever betray it. Whatever we find out about me... you'll still be there. That's what I need... someone to keep me steady. Someone that'll be there for me while I'm there for them."

It was as she said this that the ghost of her smile returned as she met Devon's eyes.


Airship Rising Dawn - Networks:

A.I. Vermilion | Dimitri

As the crew's relaxation finally got into full swing, A.I. Vermilion finally, finally, FINALLY breathed a sigh of relief, having an understanding gifted to her by her creator, that it would be some time before they would be seeing combat again. Setting the ship on autopilot back towards United States Airspace, she generated a tea kettle, some Chamomile loose leaf tea, tea bags, sugar cubes, honey and milk and set about making a couple of cups of tea to help calm her companion A.I. and her own frazzled nerves... or whatever the A.I. equivalent of nerves were.

"Dimitri. I've made us some tea. Would you care for some? I believe that we will be able to stand down for some time." She said as she generated an overstuffed couch in the middle of the room that was otherwise filled with control consoles and sensor readouts; the room being a digital representation of the actual Rising Dawn bridge.

On the main viewer, the Vermilion A.I. had set up a live feed from the Canteen, where hijinx was already ensuing.

Teri's Mindscape - The Grey:

Teri | Slindis | Lucifer <-- OoooOooOOOOoooo ... Reverse alphabetical order!

"Don't think you know me... and don't think that you're any better than the girl that you have trapped inside you. It is you who are nothing but her shadow." Lucifer said as he approached the beast before him.

The ice dragon was indeed a sight to behold, its icy and fogged breath flowing out of its mouth like so much heavy smoke. However, Lucifer wasn't there to admire ice sculptures and he certainly wasn't there to watch as his Dear Little Cleric was walled away for the rest of her life. He tried to remain calm however... and not give away his true purpose for being there. He did not show the concern that he was feeling in his own black little heart. Walking towards the Ice Dragon, Lucifer's voice was barely audible over the winds that whipped around the snow covered expanse of Teri's mind.

"You've made a grievous mistake false icon... you've over reached and are attempting to destroy someone who is far better than you. For that, I will ensure that you will never haunt the girl again. And do not think that because you are a piece of someone who has earned my respect... my admiration and my lo--" It was at this point that the wind swept in as if to smother the Fallen one's words.

"Do not thing because you are apart of her that you've earned the right to address me, you pitiful thing." He said as he maintained his placid calm that belied the anxiety over Teri's potential loss. A flame sprung from his outstretched finger as Satan drew his sigil from which is weapon rose. Grabbing the Sword that had been stained black by Angel's blood, Lucifer dropped his guise to that of The Fallen One... the Angel of Rebellion... Nemesis to all of Creation.

"I will take that woman that you have entombed within your body... give her up willingly now or I shall take her from your melted carcass."" Lucifer boomed as he raised his Blackened Sword, the snakes that made up the sword's guard screaming in unison to herald their master's arrival.

Dimension: Avatar Adventures Universe

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

Airship Rising Dawn - The Canteen:

Aftan | Akane | Angelus | Cadolbolg | Caim | Gabrielle | Jake | Jenny | Kurumu | Mark | Puce | Ton Ton
Jake's dream was rudely interrupted by a shake and shouting, he reacted exactly as Mark had expected him too, rolling into the attacker and opening with a punch before his eyes opened. However, his fist met Mark's shield and the Dramatist crouching down only served to send Jake rolling straight over the top of him. A thud, and Jake groaned in pain as he jumped to his feet and drew his sword. He held it in a cross defensive position and blinked a few times... Seeing himself in the middle of the Canteen floor and Mark and the Knights in front of him.

"At least youse are learnin'... FUCK! I HAVE TA GET TO THE BRIDGE!" Jake shouted.

He sheathed his sword and sprinted out of the Canteen, blessing the single main corridor of the ship leading up to the bridge.

"What the hell was that? Somebody should go check on him..." Akane said worried.

Bursting onto the Bridge, Jake stopped in front of the helm.

"OI AI'S GET THA FUCK OUT HERE OR I'M FLYING US MESELF! Set us a course to Washington DC in the USA! Engines to all ahead full! Tomoya's next attack will fall there!" He said in a panic, very shaken from the visions in his dreams...

Dimension: Avatar Adventures Universe

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

Airship Rising Dawn - Crew Quarters:

Devon | Ella

He nodded and returned her smile as he hugged Ella lightly, almost as if he was afraid that he would break her. "Take your time, Ella. And when you're ready to put that trust in me, I will do everything I can to show you that I'm worthy of it." If the succubus wanted to leave, she would find it fairly simple to get out of the embrace.

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 | Jake

A Jake screamed at the helm like some madman on a mission, A.I. Vermilion's rather cheery visage appeared on the main viewer of the Bridge.

"Command acknowledged. Plotting course for Washington D.C. Master Jake. I feel that I should remind you that the jump drive that Puce installed is still functional should I calculate jump coordinates instead. Additionally, I recommend that we send a warning to the United States Government. We will have to request permission from their military to under the airspace over the District of Columbia, which was designated a no-fly zone after the September 11, 2001 attacks." the A.I. stated as she suggested handling the bureaucracy that was involved in getting permission to fly over restricted U.S. airspace.

While the A.I. made the suggestions, she did complete the requested tasks and set off towards the United States.

Airship Rising Dawn - Crew Quarters:

Devon | Ella

Ella didn't move... she just stood there for a moment as is frozen by time itself her mind fought against the natural instinct to run and in he end, she returned Devon's hug.

"I do trust you. Just don't... don't let me down okay?" She sad as the smile grew larger once again.

[colo=deepcherryred]"If I remember correctly, you owe me dinner. So how about it?"[/color]

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 | Jake
Jake stopped his rant as an AI appeared. She outline the situation and he woke up a bit more. He talked to her calmly after he caught his breath.

"Acknowledged Vermillion, thanks for the run down. Alert the US military and have them start evacuating Washington. Don't jump us, Tomoya will probably open with a barrage... Fuck I hate having visions... If you have any highpower sensors that can break atmo, look at Jupiter and you'll probably see Tomoya's Angel Fleet heading our way. If not, hack the Hubble Telescope or something. Once we have proof, alert Captain Rugal and XO Tajuh. Also, if Dmitri is floating around here with you, can you get him to leave Teri a message? Message begins: Keep the room. I'll find another. Sweet Dreams mate. Message ends. Uhh... What else am I forgetting? Oh yeah, dunno if you got it but I sent a message earlier about getting a new room, that'd be awesome so I can get some sleep without a bunch of morons waking me and making me have to act rational and shit. Thank you."

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

The image of the A.I. seemed to freeze for a moment as she went through each of the commands that Jake had listed in the order that he had listed before reporting back to him.

"Master Jake. Your orders have been executed. A message as been sent to the United States Military as well as their Executive Branch. They are aware of the impending attack. The Hubble Space Telescope is unavailable for Jupiter viewing however USAF 'weather satellites' report that the entire continent of Asia was just attacked by a portion of the Dark Angel fleet. Further investigation as to the direction of the attack reveals the fleet location as adjacent to the Moon." There was a pause as A.I. Vermilion turned to the A.I. behind her, revealing himself to be Dimitri.

"Dimitri? Master Jake requests that you send a message to your Mistress as follows: 'Keep the room. I'll find another. Sweet Dreams mate.'"

"Finally a room has been located in the Crew Quarters section, Room 23. However, given your interest in Mistress Teri, you should note that according to Medical scans, she is undergoing a heightened level of stress at the moment and her brainwave scans show anomalous activity." The A.I. concluded before awaiting further commands from Master Jake.


Meanwhile... the pager for Tajuh relayed the information regarding the Angel Fleet as well as its predicted target of attack.

Dimension: Avatar Adventures Universe

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

Teri's Mindscape - Tundra Battlefield:

Slindis | Teri | Lucifer <---Best Crack OT3, do not steal!

Might as well reference the source material!

The Ice dragon spewed another wave of ice from it's mouth before it began to speak again, it's mocking tone filling the air, "Help 'Me'? Oh, don't lie to yourself, Slindis. We all know you're just as much as a repressor as 'I' am! You were always locked up in your own head, just like we are now! Besides, well, little one? Care to explain how you feel about this?"

The Cleric moved in the ice, drawing her legs closer to her Torso; as if trying to move to hide, or to defend herself against some enemy.

The Beast gave a dark laugh as it swept a paw at the duo, the claws and spikes that lined the top of the paws leaving deep grooves in the frozen earth, "See? She's scared of you now. You've seen all that she doesn't want you to know! Isn't that right, Me? How did we feel about telling anyone anything? It's so weak letting people know your not at your prime! As for your, Lord Devil, you will have to pry her from my warm, dead claws! That is, if your black heart doesn't taint her with a touch."

Lucifer charged in after this, fully poised to place a strike in the chest, when the beast raised a hand to block the assault. Lucifer found that his sword struck true, and was now embedded in the beast's paw. A scream bellowed from the creature, but it was not the voice the two had expected. No, instead of the beast's altered tones, it was the pure sound of the Cleric's anguish. From what could be seen, the real Teri was gripping the hand the dragon just sustained a wound in. The dragon shook again with laughter, "I am her, and she is me! Cut one down and the other suffers! Just like a pact, eh, Little one? Tell them, why should they just stop now? Don't you want their comfort?"

The Cleric's voice shot from the beast's mouth as well, but had a sort of strange echo to it's quality, as if it was coming from a far away place.

"No... I never wanted to burden anyone with these feelings! Why did you have to come here? We could have been happier without going this far! Oh God, this hurts so much! Make it stop!"

"As you wish..."

"No! That's not what I - !"

If the girl had anything else to say, it was silenced by a roar from the dragon, and the beast lifted the paw with the blade inside, and moved to bite at the blade's wielder.

Airship Rising Dawn - The Canteen:

Aftan | Akane | Angelus | Cadolbolg | Caim | Gabrielle | Jake | Jenny | Kurumu | Mark | Puce | Ton Ton

Upon seeing her son make amends with the Succubus, Angelus' fury slowly faded away, and was replaced with a calm sort of feeling. "If Cadolbolg is fine now, then I shall be as well... Perhaps I was a little hasty as well, but where my son is concerned, I am afraid caution goes to the wind should anything try to hurt him, be it words or swords."

Taking another sip of her drink, she contented herself to watch the proceedings of the crew once again, and decided not to comment on anything till her rage was entirely dispelled.

Airship Rising Dawn - Networks:

A.I. Vermilion | Dimitri

There was the faintest of pauses as Dimitri sent the message to the Tablet, and then frowned a little, "Forgive me for sounding rude, Ms. Vermilion, but in the future, could we leave matters regarding my Mistress to me? I am aware that she is currently in conference with the Paladin Slindis, under the notion that their conversation would remain private. Now, I do not doubt your intentions, but I fear that without fair warning, Mr. Jake may very well intruded upon what Ms. Slindis and Ms. Teri want to keep private. You and I both know Her Ladyship has been very secretive about her thoughts. This may be her only chance to let them out freely; thus the heightened stress..."

With a soft sigh, he sipped some more of the tea, and continued, "Unpleasantries aside, it is nice to have a quiet moment... Thank you for the tea, by the way. This seat is rather comfortable, I'll have to have one installed in my mobile apparatus!"


Dark Tomoya.
Location: Blackhawke | Lightning Archangel Fleet.
Universe: Stormverse

Port Hub.

Jake's message was too late.

As the assault on Asia began, the dark leader of the Angels was waiting to be teleported to Washington DC, where he would take out most or all of the world leaders. Whilst he was doing that a part of his army (The other is around the moon) was about to blaze the planet and salting the Earth. As the electricity sparked to life the scientists gave a thumbs up to the Dark Angel, and as the electricity engulfed him and tore his particles apart he gave a peace sign.

Some smaller parts of the Angel fleet had also begun destroying any stations, satellites and Fox News.

Washington DC (4 am).

The electricity particles bolted towards the city and eventually rebuilt the Dark Archangel's figure on top of a unfinished building. Dark Tomoya looked different from before, he wore dark angelic metal armor was sharp claws, his hair was longer and in a different fashion and his wings were made out of full black angel feathers instead of his usual black lightning wings.

"It's time for war... " He gave a sadistic smirk as he looked at the sleepy city. Clearly in front of him was the National Mall which held everything important. The Washington monument was an obvious icon, though it stood out more since a giant group of cultists were surrounding it chanting, hailing and doing other weird cult stuff.
Except he could hear strange words which could relate to him. "You better be fucking kidding me... " He sighed as he gazed off to his goal in the distance which was the United States Capitol which was going to hold the meeting for world leaders in the evening.



Riki
& Kud.
Location: Rising Dawn | Room 178.
Weather: Clouds.
Time: 3am.

The young couple trained for a good thirty minutes before they became fully tired. The two wanted to become more useful to the team so they would not be a burden and can be relied upon for tasks. Their progress was slow and their previous baseball experience did help them in their specialist areas. Riki had experience with batting most of his time when he was apart of the Little Buster baseball team. Whilst little Kud on the other hand had more experience on the catching side since she played Frisbee a whole lot.

Kud:
+8 Agility.
+1 Body Strength.
+6 Arm Strength.

Riki:
+15 Concentration.
+5 Judgement.
+8 Arm Strength

(Stat Note: The stat are out of 1000. So not much of an improvement.)

The two fell into their room, Riki immediately checked on the stone and weapons and saw that they were still in their place. Sighing the couple began to relax and began to cook an early dinner due to the jungle adventure. "Riki, do you want me to cook some scrambled eggs?" Kud said to Riki who was on the couch groaning and holding his wrist from the gun recoil. "Uh-huh" He said back to her and soon headed straight to the shower to cool off.


General Pint.
Location: Washington mobile base.
Time: 4 Am.

As the military had received the message from the Rising Dawn the General was not pleased with this news. "Sir what should we do?" One of the officers had asked him. The General in charge was Charles Foster Pint and he was only known for his bold leadership, his hate of the Rising Dawn crew and his small height. "I'll tell you what to do... do NOTHING! He said to his team of Officers.

One officer wore a smirk and had a strange warm feeling about him which made him unique. "But sir... they could ruin this whole thing, we can't just let them run in and ruin the meeting... or even hurt one of the leaders." The strange officer said out loud. "Good idea Jenkins... I know what. Do nothing to the public, but form multiple AA towers around the city and fire upon that damn ship and say it's an angel carrier." He ordered his squad.

Soon the cities army was alerted about the Rising Dawn more then the Angel's and their dark leader which had already entered the city unnoticed.

"Khlak ma mglu Grogmalek phwi khosam." Chanted the cultists as they saw their beloved prophet of darkness. "Kmes mo' fo'ght kol phn'gwo!"

From across the eternal void Groglamek calls to us. The prophet has come!

Markus and his crew could hear the voices booming across DC. Things were about to get ugly.

David | Tajuh | Fionn

"...Yeah, don't remind me..." David said as he finished his drink, already making another.
Things got extremely messed up the last time Hammmer got Elena, He was silently praying they didn't find her again.
With a worried expression on his face, he kept giving Fionn a steady stream of Booze.
Then Jake sent word of Tomoya's next target
"....Great....Just great..." he said before he went to call Richardson, hoping UNIT could help.

Melethia | Rugal

...Why do I even bother?... Rugal asked himself, it was clear that Melethia was able to call his bluff time and time again.
"...You really want to know why?...Because I need to."
"Need to?"
"You've haven't been on this realm long, have you? Well, Tomoya's Attack? It wasn't the first, always someone trying to do something to take over the world." myself included
"Back when I first met Tomoya, he gave me a better understanding of the world: No matter how powerful you are, there is always someone or something even more so. I mean, he was barely 20 years old and yet he was more powerful then all my training would ever be. Half my age, twice my power. If he wanted to, he could easily kill me, so I had to take steps to prevent that. Then I realized it wasn't only him, it was everyone and everything. And the second I stop? That's it, I'm finished..."
Before he could finish, a ping came up on Rugal's PDA news of Tomoya's latest attack reached them.
"Dammit! I thought we'd have more time!" He cursed as he grabbed his suit and got chanced in the En Suite.

Dimension: Avatar Adventures Universe

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

Airship Rising Dawn - The Canteen:

David | Tajuh

He took a look at a small high-tech phone and looked at the recent updates, including one message in purple text.

Preparations here close to complete, expect heavy resistance from subverted forces at next location.

Seeing that, he stopped drinking and went to the Bridge. The rest of the crew was celebrating, but the preparations for the attack had to be made.


Airship Rising Dawn - Crew Quarters:

Devon | Ella

Devon opened the door and looked at Ella. "I do, don't I? What are you in the mood for? I was thinking we could head to the Canteen and get a bite to eat, if that would be good with you." The day had seemed to take forever, but things were finally starting to look good for the two.


Melethia | Rugal

Melethia looked at the man and laughed, "So what if you're not the strongest? You're always gonna find something like that. The fun bit is finding a way to take that guy down with your brains and your skill, because lotsa times, someone with that kinda ability gets lazy." Despite it all, it seemed that the girl deeply trusted the man even if some of his actions showed her that he wasn't the best man.


Lucifer | Teri | Slindis

Teri's Mindscape - The Grey:

Slindis looked down at the ground for a moment as she sidestepped an attack from the dragon. "I know I'm not the best person. I'm not even a decent person. But you know what? in the end, Teri, you're my best student and a close friend, and even if you despise me for it, I'm going to make sure that you don't follow my path. You're too good and kind-hearted to have to live with that kind of pain." Ignoring the risk to herself, she rolled under the dragon to get a clear shot at the area Teri was and stabbed to the left of the frightened girl.

Rugal
As Melethia talked, Rugal quickly changed into a spare suit and stepped out of the En Suite.
"I can assure you, my abilities are far from lazy. Once I was old enough, I spent the rest of my life building my power and my body. That...takes more then just dumb brute strength. Perhaps when this is over I might show you a few useful techniques for when Brawn is needed more then Brains." He said as he picked up his PDA and began to check for Tomoya's Movements as Jake had dictated.
"Damn politicians...Lie and cheat to get into office and when they actually have to do something, they make sure to do it only the most convoluted way possible!" He exclaimed as he read about a Meeting in DC with every world leader discussing how to defeat Tomoya.
"All rally up in one place for him to pick them off, what could possibly do wrong!?" He said as he saw the ship was now en route.
"ETA...."pine=apple?"...Tsh, no wonder it takes forever to get anywhere in this damn airship...Best get some sleep, you had a long day..."

Dimension: Avatar Adventures Universe

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

Lucifer | Teri | Slindis

Teri's Mindscape - Tundra of DOOM:

Teri's screams tore through the air as Slindis tried to carve an arc into the ice, water (?) trickling down on the wounds she was slowly inflicting a gash into the dragon's chest. The dragon, it's own shrieks of pain joining the Cleric's, took note of it's new (godawfully painful) wound, and decided to disregard biting down on Lucifer, finally shaking the blade from it's hand (and the wielder with it). Spreading it's wings, the beast forced itself into the air; shaking as it made it's ascent. From what the two fighters could see, Teri was clutching her chest and writhing in her cage of ice and water; cries of pain still shaking and resounding around in the dragon's body. It took a moment, but it was able to stabilize itself in the air after a few breaths, and shrieked at the two below, *gasp gasp* "You two sure have some nerve! I tell you specifically that your actions will pain her, and what do you do?! YOU FUCKING CUT INTO OUR CHEST! What is wrong with you people?! See, little one, this is why you can't trust anyone; give em a chance, and they'll rip your heart out like it's no-one's business!"

Taking a deep breath, the dragon shot down a stream of frost and icy shards at the two.

Despite the beast being airborne, the two had indeed found a weakness in the beast; the chamber with Teri inside.

Dimension: Avatar Adventures Universe

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


Airship Rising Dawn - Crew Quarters:


Melethia | Rugal

She yawned, still waking up. "Wheathair, you're kinda heavy, ya know that? It wasn't easy getting you in here by myself, really. But what's a little bit of work to give ya a comfy place to sleep? I mean, ya did the same for me, so I might as well return the favor." The statement seemed a bit hard to believe, but she'd never lied to Rugal before. Why would she start lying now?


Lucifer | Teri | Slindis

Teri's Mindscape - The Grey:

She drew her bow from her pouch and braved the frigid as she fired arrows at the chamber encasing Teri. "Teri, I know letting people in isn't easy, but We're here for you... It's not going to be easy, but nothing that's ever been worth doing is! Isn't that why you came here?"

Rugal
Rugal Smirked as Melethia confirmed his theory on how he got to his room.
"Thank you for that, though you didn't have to tire yourself out on my part." He said as he put his PDA in his jacket inside pocket.
Then that's when he got an idea, she was able to bring him up here despite him being dead weight and being over 140 kilograms.
"...Question: You seem stronger then you look, just how strong would you say you are?" He asked, examining her as he thought back to a air base in 1991....

Rugal | Melethia
She shrugged. "It's no problem, Wheathair. Anyway, I'm not way too strong. I mean, you were a bit heavy, but anyone coulda lifted you up!" When Melethia took off her belt holding her pouches to stretch, she pointed to the belt with the five pouches. "Even that belt isn't way too heavy. Go ahead and check for yourself." When he lifted the belt with the five bags, it was a good bit heavier than it looked. If he had to guess, it was about 20 kilograms!

The girl clearly didn't see it as too much of an issue, though. "See, I'm not that strong."

Rugal | Melethia

Rugal eyes wided a little at the weight of it as he picked it up and handed it back to her.
He then grinned, knowing full well she'd be able to go ahead with this idea.
"...Tell me, do the words "Sonic Boom" mean anything to you?" He asked as he got the mental image of Melethia doing doing the move.

Rugal | Melethia

She shrugged. "I've heard of sonic traps that rupture the eardrums and destroy someone's balance, but not a Sonic Boom in itself. Why?"

Rugal | Melethia

Rugal chuckled as he sat on the end of the bed.
"What if I told you that you can summon a blast of racing wind from your hands at any given moment?" He teased as he made his sales pitch.
"I can see that despite your age, you have some real potential as a Fighter like yours truly. How would you like for me to teach you how to preform the Sonic Boom?" He offered, the first time he's bothered to teach a student anything.
Hell, this was the first time he teached period.

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.

Dimension: Avatar Adventures Universe

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

Airship Rising Dawn - Crew Quarters:

Devon | Ella

Ella nodded as she brushed out some of the dirt and grime from her clothing. She was quite the mess when it came down to it, what with dust and particulates from the temple, Angel's Blood, Her Blood, Sticks and Twigs clinging to her hair, skin and clothes.

"Give me a few moments to clean up and change would you please?" She asked as she ushered Devon out the door. She might have still been part Succubus and would have been quite comfortable displaying all her goods, but there was a part of her that screamed for a modicum of modesty.

*Click*

The door closed and locked behind her, Alashi "Ella" Rockwell looked around the room and muttered to herself.

"What am I doing here? What am I even doing?" She wondered as she went about the business of becoming presentable. Outfit into the incinerator, a new one, this one a proper white tank top with a low back for her wings, and a pair of comfortable black jeans and a set of sneakers made her feel oddly comfortable as she set them out and started running the water for a much needed shower.

"You know, when your father asked me to allow you to leave, I never thought it would be for you to start some sort of relationship with that HUMAN." A familiar voice said over the sound of the water running.

"M-MOM?" The Half-Succubus blanched as she turned around, grabbing a towel to cover herself up.

"Don't bother... it's not like I haven't seen you naked before, Alashi. It's just another sign that letting you leave Hell was a bad decision on my part but then again, your 'daddy' is the boss of all of us."

"What are you doing up here, Mom?" Ella asked as she continued to keep herself covered with the towel, a scowl marring her face as she tried to think of a way to get her Agehea out of there.

"I'm just making sure that my favorite daughter doesn't end up making the mistake her disappointment of a half sister did. Not only did she not listen to me about that Tsukune boy but she went and fell in love with another Human. You, my dearest child, are too good for these cattle but I am warning you that if you choose this over your true nature... you will never be able to come home. Those are MY rules. Remember who gave you life and who made you the woman you are today... and... I have a mission for you. It's family business."

The towel fell to the floor as Agehea's daughter took in her mother's words.

"Anything, mom."

"It seems that your 'daddy' has gotten himself mixed up with some Cleric of God. I want you to do what I have done in the past. Find out what the relationship is and if it's serious... I want you to kill her. If there's one thing I want him to remember, it's that crossing me is NEVER a good decision." The Elder Succubus smiled as she kissed her beloved daughter on the forehead.

"Your will... mother."


Airship Rising Dawn - The Medical Bay:

Blackharte | Kurumu | Kyre

"Before I start with this. Is there anything I can help you with?"

Kurumu shook her head in response to Blackharte's question. She hadn't needed anything except a place to escape to. That and she was concerned that she hadn't seen Kyre for quite some time.

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

"I don't know... I lost track of her at some point during the fiasco down there. What's wrong with her? She looks... sick. Is there anything that I can do to help her?" The Succubus stated as she held the hand of the young Anti-Mage.

"Tell me that there's something that I can do to help her."


Airship Rising Dawn - Networks:

A.I. Vermilion | Dimitri

The A.I. nodded in response to Dimitri's request and made a conditional statement to defer all further inquiries about his Mistress to the butler.

"I'm sorry, Dimitri. I know that the group of Writers used to be rather close, though their current status is questionable at the moment, and I thought that perhaps Master Jake would be interested in the status of his friend. I will defer to you in regards to her from now on." The female A.I. stated uncomfortably, unused to being scolded, regardless of how gentle the scolding truly was. However what was most distressing was the statement that Dimitri made afterwards.

"You intend to return to the tablet?" Vermilion asked, sounding a bit distressed. If there was one thing that had enjoyed, it was Dimitri's company and though she believed that she would be able to visit him, she would not always be welcome with the amount of secretive information present within Dimitri's home. It was a difficult pill to swallow to realize that some time in the future, she alone in the large and seemingly empty network of the Airship.


Teri's Mindscape - The Grey:

ireT | sidnilS | reficuL <--MUAHHAHAHAHA!

While Slindis attempted to take the Ice Dragon down with her arrows, Lucifer's legs launched him into the skies of the Abyssal Expanse of Teri's mind and took flight. It was while he was setting up his strike on the Ice Dragon that he began to truly worry about the little Cleric that had trapped herself within the confines of her own self.

Like Slindis, he began to address the girl trapped inside the icy prison rather than her Shadow.

"Teri. Listen, Slindis and I are here for you. We want to help you so please... let us in." He "said," trying to reconnect his mind to that of Teri's.

"I might be known as the Prince of Lies but I wasn't lying about my past and I am not lying when I say that She (God) has faith in you. She knows what you are capable of as long as you have the same amount of faith in yourself. So please... let us in, Kiddo." The Morning Star said as he seemed to over shoot his mark and flew passed the Icy construct, disappearing into the clouds...

but only for a moment...

"DO YOU THINK YOU'RE FIT TO SHARE THE SKIES WITH ME?!?" Lucifer's voice boomed as he reappeared above the dragon, his wings tucked into his body as his momentum caused the clouds to follow him as the Arch-Daemon charged the dragon, his body alight with Hellfire as he aimed to put a Lucifer sized hole in the dragon's wing and take it down from the skies.

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.

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