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

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The AA-verse
Location: Currently undisclosed; outside of a major city.
Time: Late afternoon

Kazuya | Edge | Boss

Kazuya merely glanced over his shoulder as his men kept a eye on the duo and a finger on the trigger.
"...At ease, I read their files. They are no threat to us." He said to his men as they re-focused on the portal.
"I remember you, Boss and Edge. You assisted us on the Blacknoah and when Bison controlled Asia. I have no issue with either of you. What do I have a problem with is any portal activity that doesn't involve safety equipment, monitoring, containment, that sort of thing." He explained as he glanced up at the portal.
"Make no mistake, I use such portals myself, but I fully understand the danger of one being created on a whim or occurring naturally. More then once our world was in peril due to the actions of beings in other realms. If someone is going to march an army or a monster into our world, I'm sure as hell going to send them back before the bodies start piling up, not after." He then added before turning back to face them.
"After all, The Rising Dawn are often busy, someone has to keep reality intact while they are out fighting god knows what."

Diablo1099:

The Dark Realm
Darkside was surprised when the portal opened
"well well it would seem that there's an opening on the other side, He aughed cruelly as he drew his dagger focusing his energy into it he slashed the portal and it opened He laughed and stepped through.

The AA-verse
Location: Currently undisclosed; outside of a major city.
Time: Late afternoon

Kazuya | Edge | Boss
The portal suddenly changed depicting a Valley at night full of odd crystallized trees, But something stranger the portal seemed to widen and pulsate and something was coming out, and according to the energy reading there was a shocking amount of energy for such a small amount of mass. One long leg came out breached the portal as an unsettling being stepped through it entered and the portal suddenly shut the being must have collapsed the integrity.
This odd thing looked around it was not human, it was tall with long slender arms and legs. white snow white skin and gray lips, dark eyes with wide pupils that seemed to pierce you. It was wearing some sort of tattered grey uniform with a black mantle. the jeweled hilt of a dagger hung form a decorative black sheath.
"Well well what is it we have here," it raised its head and appeared to sniff"
"Ahhh this place has much more life and more energy yes." a long black tongue snaked out of its mouth and licked it lips.
He fixed his gaze on Boss then Egde then finally Kazuya.

The AA-verse
Location: Currently undisclosed; outside of a major city.
Time: Late afternoon

Kazuya | Edge | Boss | Darkside

"Hey, look at that!" Boss said, smiling. "We're not a threat to them. You got all incensed over nothing."

"What file did you read that tells you that we aren't a threat?" Edge asked, clearly still incensed. "Because you seriously-no." Edge suddenly backed off. "Y'know what? I'm mellow. I'm gonna be chill and mellow about this. Not gonna look a gift horse in the mouth."

"I kinda thought he made that judgement him-"

"NOT GONNA LOOK A GIFT HORSE IN THE MOUTH!" Edge said. "I used to be chill. I used to be mellow. I used to be the mellow master."

"How did you guys get here so fast?" Boss asked. "Have there been a lot of these portals opening lately? 'cause...I mean, I'm not sure, but that would seem weird to me. Would that seem weird to you, Edge?"

Edge groaned. "No. Yes. It would depend on what's on the other end of the portals. If it's just empty space, then no. That happens. Sometimes it happens a lot. If the portals are opening up and soldiers with pale blue skin and black armor start marching out, then you've got a problem." Edge rubbed his eyes. "Things that are unusual tend to be obviously unusual, but there's no shame in being cautious. If you want to waste your time here, that's your business. That being said, I can tell you from experience that this is a natural occurrence, and you have nothing to worry about. There's nothing there. It's just a lot of empty space, probably for hundreds of billions of miles in any direction, I promise."

Coincidentally, some kind of unspeakable horror from the realm of darkness chose that exact moment to crawl out of the portal. Something that was not a man, but took the form of a man to mock it. Something with white skin, gray lips and piercing pitch-black eyes.

"Well, well, well." Darkside said. "What have we here?"

Boss turned around. "Hey, Edge?" Boss asked, tapping Edge on the shoulder. "Is that unusual?"

Edge slowly turned around, stared at Darkside, and made a number of violent gestures and incomprehensible gurgling noises before falling backwards. "Why do I even bother saying things? Why do I...I should just sew my mouth shut."

EDIT: Pressed the wrong button. Sorry.

The AA-verse
Location: Currently undisclosed; outside of a major city.
Time: Late afternoon

Kazuya | Edge | Boss | Darkside

"We have equipment that detects these sort of rifts back at HQ, even if the man in change of that division is a total moron. As for portals, It's not un-common, It's how a lot of "Extra-Terrestrials" end up here, Hell, it's how I got here. Normally, I wouldn't care, but every now and again, we end up finding one that leads to a realm we haven't encountered before. Thankfully, nothing bad has come out of them. Least not yet. And in light of the life I lived, it never hurts to be careful." Kazuya explained without taking his sight off the portal, after all, this is a man who managed to live though a worldwide attack by several Godzillas, A time altering rift that turned the world into a futuristic Nazi Empire and an war with a Demonic Arch Angel.
Some would call him paranoid, but it was justifiable.
"CONTACT!" one of the soldier's shouted as Darkside stepped out of the portal, prompting Kazuya into action as he held his hand up to signal them to not fire.
"...You speak English I see. I'm only going to say this once: I don't know who you are, I don't know what you want. But I do know this, if you intend any harm to our world, I would highly advise against it. No matter what you have faced in your own world, our residents have seen off far worse threats. You are welcome to come and go as you please, but the second you start breaking the laws of this world and it's people, There shall be no mercy. Do I make myself clear?..."
Both his armed soldiers and Helicopters stood by for Darkside to make the next move...

Diablo1099:

The AA-verse
Location: Currently undisclosed; outside of a major city.
Time: Late afternoon

Kazuya | Edge | Boss | Darkside

Kazuya fixed a glare at Kazuya he sensed the Man's energy he was definitely strong but he couldn't be certain if this man was experienced in Ki attacks, there was only one way to be sure.
"Mercy? Mercy is what those without power cry, Such a pathetic concept" he grinned wide
"Anyone I consume should be honored for their strength becoming part of a greater power then them."
He began o charge his energy focusing it into his wrists preparing to release a wide blast. If any of them could sense the natural energies in the body they;d know what he was doing but if they didn't they'd be in the dark until it was too late.

The AA-verse
Location: Currently undisclosed; outside of a major city.
Time: Late afternoon

Kazuya | Edge | Boss | Darkside

Kazuya merely shook his head before whispering to Edge and Boss "This shouldn't take long." and marching closer to his men and the creature.
"Just had to be one of "Those" people, didn't you?...I've heard enough. Warning shot." Kazuya sighed before he motioned for his men to open fire, both battalions lighting up the area that Darkside was standing, making a perfect circle of bullets around the creature's feet.
"We can do this as many times as you want, The outcome will remain the same. Your power level isn't anything we haven't already handled. You seem Demonic, something I've rather well versed in. There is no victory to be had here. Just walk away and we'll pretend this never happened." He explained, his eye glowing red for a moment as he flexed his energy field, it was confusing, there was dark energy but it was strangely un-evil.
"Last chance: Do you want to walk away or be dragged out in a bodybag?"

Diablo1099:

The AA-verse
Location: Currently undisclosed; outside of a major city.
Time: Late afternoon

Kazuya | Edge | Boss | Darkside

Darkside Fixed Kazuya, They didn't seem to be able to sense his energy which meant that his plan would work, With barely a movement a wave of Ki energy suddenly shot out the men circling him were knocked back several feet, the blast was too distributed to do severe damage but there was bruising and the hard collision with the ground tends to disorient when you don't even know what hit you
Darkside didn't waste his opening he moved fast faster than one would expect, One of the men screamed as a dagger plunged into them he swiftly drained out his energy leaving a hollow grey shell the other men struggled to get up but Darkside moved fast dispatching of the men, a handful finally stood, but a few well placed kicks knocked them into each other. the men aimed their gun and opened fire but they found they hit the air as Darkside knocked them down and drained their life. when they were all disposed he stood in the center f the mass a cruel smile as he sheathed his dagger.
"My my I have't even been here for a minute and already I found more energy than I had in a month.

The AA-verse
Location: Currently undisclosed; outside of a major city.
Time: Late afternoon

Kazuya | Edge | Boss | Darkside

"....Hm...." Kazuya merely remarked as he glanced back at Boss and Edge, not liking his men being shown up by some inter-realm hitch-hiker.
"Bet they don't have these where you come from either." He then said as he made another gesture with his hands, prompting the air to fill with the sound of 2 Helicopter mounted Miniguns spraying massive amounts of bullets at the creature before following up with a pair of Air-to-Surface missiles.
He didn't flinch as his backup brought the rain down, just another day in another office for Kazuya and truth be told, this was a lot less boring then paperwork.
Still, Darkside got a reaction out of him as he slowly entered a stance, just in case his bombardment didn't work.

The AA-verse
Location: Currently undisclosed; outside of a major city.
Time: Late afternoon

Kazuya | Edge | Boss | Darkside

"BOSS! SITUATION! WHAT ARE YOU DOING?"

Edge had sprang up the instant he felt energy pulsing from...that thing, but he hadn't been fast enough. A dozen people were already dead. And Boss...Boss was just standing there, head bowed, eyes closed with his hands moving back and forth through the air. He was in a trance. This happened sometimes, when he found something that he needed to analize for whatever reason, but-

"NOW IS NOT THE TIME! COME ON!" Edge shook Boss's head to no effect. He wasn't going to come out of this any time soon. Edge cursed his luck and moved next to Kazuya. "Boss is..." Edge gestured. "...that. So right now you're in charge. Give the order and I'll follow."

Edge drew his swords, ready for a fight.

Frozen Moscow Annie, Cadolbolg, Constance, David, Devon, Ella, Garm, Teri, Ton Ton, Yu
So I decided to watch more Kara no Kyoukai...

After a moment to preform his scan on the Shadow in question, the AI's voice rang out in the air, "He is resistant to ice attacks, yet weak to fire! If you have any fire related attacks, now is the time to use them!"

Cadolbolg would have taken that advice ASAP, were it not for the giant hand coming down and threatening to smoosh his pact partner. Calling out to his Persona for aid, Cadolbolg cried, "Lei Zhenzei, help Ton Ton!", summoning the giant draconic-warrior into the fray. Holding out a sword, the Persona was able to stop the descent of the fist with the blade. However, he had to bring up the other blade to completely halt the direction of the fist, Cadolbolg giving a small groan as the strain of holding the punch went from Persona to user. He breathed a heavy sigh of relief when Ton Ton returned to his perch on Cadolbolg's back and his Persona disappeared; but the damage was still done. The turtle dragon baby drooped considerably after having held back that blow, and his breath sounded harsher than usual.

Ton Ton, seeing that his pact partner was wounded (as well as feeling the burden of shared pain begin to kick in), the Tonberry called upon his Persona as well, and hoped he could make up for causing his friend's harm, "Galahad, show this bully what happens when you mess with our friends!"
At the Tonberry's call, the sound of broken glass and the Persona appeared. Holding up it's knife instead of the Lantern this time around, Galahad brought down it's blade upon the Shadow's hand, and Ton Ton hoped the force would be enough to remove the offending digit.

Garm, despite having his Persona knocked to the ground, did not look too terribly affected by the act.[1] As Gelert faded away, the wolf followed after Ella's lead and went for the same joint she attacked, icy fangs and claws sinking into Shadow flesh in an effort to help his dear comrade.

Teri, happy with what her buff did to aid in David's performance in battle, shouted over the noise of the gunshots, "That spell will last for 8 minutes! Keep that in mind! Now for some divine aid on our part... Toyotama, ready Divine Power."
"FUCK YEAH! One Buff, coming up!"

The Cleric then held the cross necklace that was wrapped around her wrist close to her chest (Toyotama giving a similar gesture with her trident), and spoke a prayer to God to call for aid. After a moment of this prayer, the Cleric held the symbol of her God aloft, and a pillar of light bathed the Cleric as she gave the final part to her prayer: "Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. AMEN!"
Whirling Sadei around with an better grace than before, the Cleric shifted into a more aggressive looking stance (Fire Stance) before charging at Deadshot's Shadow; bringing the enchanted staff down with a mighty blow as Toyotama moved to impale the Shadow with her Trident.

Calling upon the divine power of her patron, Teri imbued herself with strength and skill in combat. It puts her at the equivalent of a 9th level Fighter in combative ability, a Strength of 18 (in conjunction with Fire Stance) and with 9 additional HP; making her temporarily better in combative effectiveness. This effect will last for 8 rounds, or 48 seconds.

Creepy Forest - Withered Clearing: Akane, Angelus, Caim, Cz, Jenny, Kalastryn, Lucieon, Melethia, Ryan, Rugal, Slindis, Som
I'd put something clever here, but I don't have the idea for the jokes.

Caim rolled out of the way when one of the necrotic arrows was shot his way, but winced in pain when Odin had taken the blow instead. It wasn't so much the arrow that had pained him, rather, it was the dark energies contained in it that had caused him problems. Directing Odin to yank the arrow out, Caim's PDA muttered aloud, "Of all of us to have a Shadow... This is not going to be fun by any extension."
Of course, the dome shaped bramble area wasn't the most uplifting sight either. Odin's ravens gave a caw of protest when the sky became a cloud of brambles and thorns, and the Persona simply held it's spear close to itself as Caim tapped into the Wheel, and brought out his familial blade. The warrior had an idea... Going up to the brambles, Caim brought his blade down upon the thorns and brambles below. If nothing else, perhaps he could build a charge and blow some back?

In the meantime Angelus and Echidna were on high alert, the dragon and her Persona attempting to keep track of the cloaked figured darting about between the trees. While her heightened eyes could occasionally grab glimpses of the Shadow (or was it the child herself?), Angelus hesitated in attacking the brambles as well, afraid her fire could end up suffocating them all. Instead, she called out, "Be on your guard! I see her slinking in between these thorns... I believe we should put our backs to one another, to avoid being taken by surprise."

[1] Gelert resists Phys and Ice, remember?

Frozen Moscow: Annie, Cadolbolg, Constance, David, Devon, Ella, Garm, Teri, Ton Ton, Yu

Needless to say, Operation "Hit yourself in the face really hard" was a failure as Cadolbolg was able to get Ton Ton out the way, albeit getting his Persona hurt in the process, but it was starting to become that The Shadow was starting to face a losing battle as he braced himself for the next round of attacks.
"You were the one who asked for this, Not me!" He shouted towards the crew at Ishtar and Garm as they attempted to go for the legs, prompting him to start fighting dirty by kicking up a load of Ice and Snow up into their faces to stun them.
The next thing they knew, There was a large hand driving them into the ground as the enlarged Ego of the Major attempted to then stomp on them like roaches.
Luckily, Mengde's Wind blast was enough to knock him off balance before he could follow though, leaving him wide open for Gaea's dive kick, sending the Shadow into a building for his troubles.
"FUCKIN-....NAKED LITTL-FRICK!" He growled in Angrish as he punched the ground before getting up and back into the fight, only to then be harassed by Ton Ton yet again, this time on the fist he just hit the ground with.
"OW-MOTHERFU-That was my trigger finger you prick!" He whined before slamming his hand into the ground again, with Ton Ton on it, the force being enough to dislodge him.
However, thanks to the fact he was outnumbered, this attack merely left him even more open as he got a Trident to the ass by Tomoyama and a Staff to the shaft by Teri.
O^O "!!! Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh!......that's....gotta be against...The Geneva Convention..." He groaned as he fell to his knees in understandable pain.

As he tried to get back up, A whistle got this attention as he looked to see Apollo on one the buildings holding an Old looking Rifle.
Pointed directly at his head right in-between the eyes as the Sniper waved at his target without taking his eye from the scope.
"...Oh fuck m-" was all he was able to get out before the shot hit it's mark, causing his face to go limp before he fell flat on his face before slowly shrinking back to normal, his Major's Insignina falling from his shoulder as he groaned weakly in pain on the ground.

Remember kids: If it took more then one shot, you weren't using a Jakobs!

Frozen Moscow: Campsite: Yu, Deadshot

While the others had set about finishing off the Shadow, Yu had re-doubled his efforts in trying to find the "Victim" in this whole mess.
The sheer amount of detail that went into his place was incredible, whatever happened to Deadshot here was clearly something that stayed with him.
What happened next though he didn't expect as Yu stepped into a trap, a rope hooked up to a Remote Claw wrapping around his feet before he was hung upside down off the ground.
This event was also how he ended up finding the assassin as he hopped from cover, a broken looking Wrist Gun pointing at the Students head as he did.
Deadshot didn't look well, Whatever this place did to him starved him as his body was un-healthily thin and covered in banages, as well as the scarring on his face looking MUCH fresher and going rather well with the blood soaked into his survivalist beard.
He was twitchy and bug-eyed, whatever he said next could end up in him having his head blown off.
Provided that gun was still working, of course...

(This post took 103 coughs to make. Give or take a few.)

Yu Narukami, Deadshot and Annie.
Location: Deadshot's camp | Frozen Moscow | Shadow Realm.

Sad Persona music.

When the well hidden trap had captured Yu, he was lifted suddenly and with a surprised expression on his face. The Persona Master had not had enough time to summon his own Persona or take action against the professional, all due to a gun pointed directly at him. Seeing Deadshot, Yu stayed silent and studied the broken man. Due to the maxed out amount of diligence, expression and understanding, the High Schooler wore a calm expression and mindset during the surprise. Yu understood the situation well and stayed quiet for a bit, knowing that the man was on edge like the many people Yu rescued before.

In this scenario, he had only hoped that Deadshot would not say the magical word "You are not me" to his Shadow, it might even gain more power and cause the group even more harm. Then Annime came out behind him, Yu was glad but once more surprised that she had followed him here. Yu really wasn't the type of person to have stealth, but it had seemed that Annie went completely past him to talk to Deadshot, Yu knew he was the important one here but he was shocked about the lack of words towards his own entrapment.

Yu would have his jaw dropped if he wasn't hanging upside down, looking towards the group he could only see his weapon, his katana. A bad mindset had overcome him. Listening to Annie, the hanging Yu was swinging side-to-side in a casual manner with his arms folded, was this due to his amazing courage?

"I would listen to her, she speaks the truth." Yu said while pushing up his glasses in a cool sense, which somehow stayed up on his face as if he defied gravity with his sense of style. "You are not the only one in a situation like this." Yu began to talk like the leader he is. "Deep within us all, is a Shadow, a part of us you don't want to show anyone or even yourself." Yu nodded to both his statement and Annie's. "But everyone surrounding you has accepted this fact and even overcame their problems. You can do likewise, but first we just want you to get of here and to a better place, before your Shadow attacks again." Yu said but paused for a few seconds before giving the broken man a dead serious face and tone.

"But to truly win this fight, to truly stop this nightmare to yourself and everyone around you ... you must accept him. Otherwise it will kill you." Yu decided to give him the hard truth.

Frozen Moscow: Campsite: Yu, Deadshot, Annie, David

Needless to say, Deadshot looked like he had just seen a pair of ghosts, wiping his eyes once or twice as he held the two at gunpoint.
"...This.....This...is SERIOUSLY messed up!" He spat in disbelief as he saw the people from what his Shadow had made him believe was a "Hallucination".
"W-w-What?...Thi-this is the Shadow Realm?..." He then said as he slowly began to lower his weapon, trying to process what he was hearing.
"....Oh no you DON'T!" He said before suddenly taking aim at the both of them again.
"You think I'm falling for that shit twice!? Y-your just trying to trick me so I'll pass out and die! Y-yeah! Well...I WON'T!" He threatened as he cocked his wrist gun for effect.
"I was never apart of that "CHREW!". All my crewmates are DEAD!...I just fucking ate Packie!...like a-...JUST FUCK OFF AND DI-" He shouted before pair of shots impacted him in the chest, downing him before he could lash out at the duo.
A quick glance would reveal that is was David who pulled the trigger, keeping his aim on Deadshot as he moved up though the rubble before helping Yu down.
"*COUGH COUGH*...fucking...rubber bullets?..." he groaned as he was tried to get back up, though the impact was enough to break a rib.
"If we have to drag your sorry ass out of here, I don't want it smelling like a corpse." David retorted, prompting a chuckle from the assassin.
"David West...I really have lost my mind...hehehehhhhh....ehhhhh..."
"He'll be fine, you two okay?"

Frozen Moscow: Campsite: Yu, Deadshot, Annie, David

"Ain't now issue there, only I think it's safe to say my memories of Moscow are a bit different to his..." David said as Annie began to carry a limp Deadshot out, though he was just giggling to himself as he relished in how out of his mind he was and he wasn't even high!
Least...He didn't think he was.
"ohhhh...god, someone put on the damn heating..." He groaned as they began to make their way back to the group

There should be more here, but there isn't, freaking cold...

000Ronald:

The AA-verse
Location: Currently undisclosed; outside of a major city.
Time: Late afternoon

Kazuya | Edge | Boss | Darkside

Once the dust cleared Darkside was smiling there wasn't a scratch on him, he had hit the missiles redirecting their trajectory into other missiles, and bullets had kicked up a cloud of dirt making it very easy to hide.
He laughed as he outstretched his alms several blasts of energy right though the helicopters
"Oh my No matter now then will you two submit and allow me to consume your energy you should be honored you'd be part of the greatest power in the universe'
He laughed Cruelly Kazuya saw it in his eyes this thing was not merciful it had only ambition it cared for nothing but power.
Darkside took up a stance, it was ready to fight.

Frozen Moscow Annie, Cadolbolg, Constance, David, Devon, Ella, Garm, Teri, Ton Ton, Yu
So I decided to watch more Kara no Kyoukai...

THe moment the Shadow dropped, Devon called to the others. "Okay, we need to track down Deadshot. Ella, you want to keep an eye on the Shadow? I'm thinking that there might be more from him."

Ella nodded as she wrenched the SHadow into a hold. "Is everyone else okay?"

Creepy Forest - Withered Clearing: Akane, Angelus, Caim, Cz, Jenny, Kalastryn, Lucieon, Melethia, Ryan, Rugal, Slindis, Som
I'd put something clever here, but I don't have the idea for the jokes.

"RUgal, watch out! We didn't all go to the effort of saving you so you could die here..." She went to cover Rugal from some attacks herself, feeling the deep burning sensation of the Dark-aligned arrows seeping in.

As the fight went on, the group noticed that the real Melethia was caught firmly in the brambles fairly close to them. Cutting her out would be fairly quickly, actually: It would just cut up a lot.

Not that it would be that simple to get to her, though; Melethia's Shadow was keeping the bolts and broken scimitars raining down on the group. It left the Shadow open to attacks, though...

Creepy Forest - Withered Clearing: Akane, Angelus, Caim, Cz, Jenny, Kalastryn, Lucieon, Melethia, Ryan, Rugal, Slindis, Som
I'd put something clever here, but I don't have the idea for the jokes.

While he was still staggered from the Arrows he just took, Rugal did seem reasonably stable, even with 2 bolts sticking out of his chest along with the others from earlier.
The rate of these traps and attacks didn't really give him time to have them pulled out yet, what with Ryan requiring medical aid, but he felt he could deal with it. For now.
As Slindis returned the favor, he retorted with "And I didn't come here to see my daughter lose to this Impostor!", shouting it for the Shadow (And maybe Melethia) to hear.
It was then he realized something, the arrows, they had a Dark aura around them.
...Don't make me regret this... He threatened before finally working up the courage to summon his Persona, despite all the harm his Shadow had caused.
Still, his Dark typing would help out a lot here and lord knows he wasn't going to give Mel's Shadow the same chance his got.

Thus, the massive killing machine known as Hercules was brought onto the field, providing a big dangerous target for the Shadow that (Hopefully) she couldn't deal with.
After summoning Hercules, he was trying to figure out his next move when he noticed a certain shade of green hair in the brambles nearby.
"Found you! Keep her busy, I going to get her out of there!" He then said to Slindis and to the rest of the group before running over to where the elf was bound.
He paused for a moment when he remembered that his Persona had his slashing aura, but he was determined to get her out, even if it involved cutting though thorns made of knives and arrowheads barehanded.
I'm going to need new gloves after this... He thought as he got to work and let the blood flow freely from his hands.

The AA-verse
Location: Currently undisclosed; outside of a major city.
Time: Late afternoon

Kazuya | Edge | Boss | Darkside

"That won't be necessary! This Bombardment is enough to take out a building! He isn't getting up from-" Kazuya shouted at Boss and Edge over the gunfire and missiles, only to stop when his Helicopters where blasted out of the sky with Darkside standing there seemingly unharmed.
"...I really miss the days when you could just shoot someone and be done with it. Fine, Follow my lead." He then grunted in annoyance before striding towards the creature, this one was starting to become a real pain the ass.
"Never let it be said I didn't try to be diplomatic." He said before suddenly firing off a speeding red laser from his eyes at the foreigner, not even flinching as he did.

Diablo1099:

The AA-verse
Location: Currently undisclosed; outside of a major city.
Time: Late afternoon

Kazuya | Edge | Boss | Darkside

Darkside saw he incoming strike but disappeared before they touched him,
"And I tried to give you a chance to surrender." he said and drew his dagger and prepared to thrust when the thrust landed the man was gone, he had moved so fast he left an after image to deceive.
"What the-" Kazuya's foot connected with his chin and sent him flying he saw boss charging in, hoping to take advantage of the airborne Darkside thinking he was helpless.
"Hah fools" he suddenly shot upward and floated above the ground.
"My ability to control the vital energy is more than just projecting it into a simple blast" he says with a laugh.
He laughed and being 15 feet n the air gave an advantage as he readied an energy blast.
a chuckle escaped his lip as he prepared
"If this is the best your world has to offer than I'll soon consume every lifeform, and I will be supreme.

The AA-verse
Location: Currently undisclosed; outside of a major city.
Time: Late afternoon

Kazuya | Edge | Boss | Darkside

Edge nodded, following Kazuya to the creature. Enough firepower to level a building and he thinks his bullets can-

Edge was taken aback when Kazuya fired a laser beam from his eye. Following Kazuya's lead, Edge sheathed the sword in his right hand, took two throwing stars from his bandolier, and threw them at the creature, all without breaking stride.

The AA-verse
Location: Currently undisclosed; outside of a major city.
Time: Late afternoon

Kazuya | Edge | Boss | Darkside

[i]Oh lord, please don't abuse the monologes... Kazuya thought as he fired off more Eye Blasts into the air after Darkside as well was quickly grabbing one of the fallen combat rifles off one of the dead soldiers.
While he could have gone into Devil Trigger, he was worried about how long it would take to do so and what Darkside could do while he was.
"Edge, Boss, Get him back onto the ground and I'll take care of him myself!" He shouted as he pumped the air with lasers and lead, still trying to give off the impression he had everything under-control.

The AA-verse
Location: Currently undisclosed; outside of a major city.
Time: Late afternoon

Kazuya | Edge | Boss | Darkside

Edge looked over at Boss. He was still in a trance. What could he possibly be doing?

"Edge, Boss!" Kazuya shouted. "Get him back onto the ground and I'll take care of him myself!"

Edge nodded and teleported right behind the creature, bringing both his swords down as hard as he could. The thing's right arm was cut clean off, but Edge's left sword hit some kind of armor on its shoulder and shattered.

000Ronald:

The AA-verse
Location: Currently undisclosed; outside of a major city.
Time: Late afternoon

Kazuya | Edge | Boss | Darkside

Darkside screamed at his arm being cut off and delivered a devastating kick to Edge's gut
"You, you insufferable wretch, do you think generating body parts is easy? It'll take me TWO HOURS, to get enough harvest enough cells to regenerate an arm, wait a minute, I'm right handed. FIVE HOURS, YOU INSOLENT LITTLE PRICK!" he screamed as he began pummeling Edge he hammered edge with punches and kicks venting his anger, but at the cost of his power was falling the arm turn limp and lifeless within minutes as it seemed to burn itself.
Kauzya noticed that While Darkside was keeping Edge in the air with is kicks and punches they were both descending It seems the loss of his arm had severely weakened him,
"I'm just gonna TAKE my time and KILL YOU."
Darkside emphasized the first word with a slug in the gut and the last with a drop kick burying poor edge's head into the ground
"And now I shall feast" he grabbed the dazed edge and opened his mouth wide revealing scythe like fangs.

The AA-verse
Location: Currently undisclosed; outside of a major city.
Time: Late afternoon

Kazuya | Edge | Boss | Darkside

The second Darkside was back on Terra Firma, Kazuya got his opening and made the most out of it.
As he was about to feed on Edge, a fist impacted against his jaw with enough force to knock him off the Ninja.
Before the creature could recover, it was soon on the receiving end of a massive flurry of blows (Think the Beatdown move from the "Batman: Arkham" games), Kazuya using his years of training to good use.
This barrage then finished with 3 heavy strikes, the last of which knocked him back into the air, followed by an extremely well placed Laser while he was in mid air. (Visual Video)

Diablo1099:

The AA-verse
Location: Currently undisclosed; outside of a major city.
Time: Late afternoon

Kazuya | Edge | Boss | Darkside
Darkside hit the ground and groaned.
"You think you won, but this proves nothing, once I'm back to full power you will regret ever interfering with my plans." with a gesture Kazuya found a bright light stinging his eyes when he finally cleared his eyes Darkside had disappeared,
Without a way of sensing energu he was for all purposes invisible.
All they knew was he was drawn to energy and he could sense it,

"damn them and my arm, I'll need human cells to recreate this arm, and thats a sleeve gone, this world has much more human ah yes over there if only I could find a powerful enough energy crystal, If I just had enough power I could multiply at this rate I might revert to a weaker form, damn them."
He ran fast, faster than any human could possibly run looking for a source, something to feast upon.

Boss's Mind
Location: The numbers and the shapes
Time:Almost done...almost done...

Numbers, letters, and images danced around in Boss's mind. It has the energy of so many people, and yet its identity remains its own. That shouldn't be possible, and yet-

Something...far away, called out to him. This had been happening for some time now, and each time he said the same thing. Just a little while longer. I need to figure this out. I can figure this out if you give me ti-

But this time was different. It was urgent. Desperate even. And weak. And it seemed familiar to him, as though he should know who was-

And with a sickening crack, Boss was forced back into reality.

The AA-verse
Location: Currently undisclosed; outside of a major city.
Time: Late afternoon

Kazuya | Edge | Boss | Darkside

"EDGE!" Boss teleported right over to Edge, gently lifting out of the hole he had been planted into and setting him on the ground. "Come on, Edge. Are you alright? Are you alive? Say something!"

Edge coughed, and took several heaving breaths; blood came up with it.

"Are you awake?" Boss said. "Are you conscious? Come on, tell me something!"

Edge opened his eyes. His voice was hoarse and weak "Kill...that thing."

"But-"

"I've been worse. Go."

Boss nodded, and turned to face the creature, but was blinded by an intense flash of light. By the time he could see clearly again, he couldn't even feel the creature anymore. Boss was baffled. How does it move so fast?

"Water." Boss said. "Edge needs water."

Taking Edge up in his arms, Boss reached out with his mind to find the nearest source of fresh water. There was a tributary to a major river about four miles out; and like that Boss and Edge were both gone.

The AA-verse
Location: Currently undisclosed; outside of a major city.
Time: Late afternoon

Kazuya | Edge | Boss | Darkside

Kazuya needless to say was not impressed with the fact that Darkside seemed to have managed to disappear from his view.
"GODDAMMIT! YOU THINK THIS IS OVER! I WILL FIND YOU, YOU HEAR ME?! I WILL BLAST YOUR ROTTING REMAINS BACK TO THE HELL HOLE FROM WHICH YOU CAME!" He shouted as he he tried to find any trace of where he went, not finding anything.
It was then Boss seemed to get out of his trance to assist Edge, taking him to the nearest river for some reason, leaving the G-Corp CEO in the middle of the dead warzone.
"..."

Least before his PDA went off, prompting him to whip it out to answer it.
"Yes, What?"
"~HAAAAAYYYY Kaz, it's V! So how did that rift check up go? Just I was thinking of bringing the Violet Girls to this wonderful seafood place so I kinda need to punch out!~"
"...Just stop talking and send a Transport over here..."
Thus he hung up and waited amoung the remains, not looking forward to having to explain what happened to his team.

Yu Narukami, Deadshot and Annie.
Location: Deadshot's camp | Frozen Moscow | Shadow Realm.

The momentum of Yu Narukami came to a final stop, the rope had stop waving with it's captive. Yu himself still had his arms crossed and calm expression on, and still listening. "Clearly ... he isn't in the best state of mind. Hopefully once he sees his Shadow he will confront it and see the truth of this situation." Yu pondered the future of this setting, the cold still there but it did not bother the boy at all.

When the two and one mentally unstable assassin started to turn around to walk back, Yu had walked directly past David casually. The gray-haired natural user somehow got out of the trap, without noise, Persona usage and attention. The trick almost seemed magical, but the truth was, he was just too awesome to explain some things. "Thank you for the concern David-san, but right not it would be good for all of us to get this man up and running to confront himself."

Walking in front of David, Yu was eager to both rid Deadshot of his burden of a Shadow and getting out of this world to get some more ramen at the great store within the city. Most of the residents of the city knew about that great ramen place, but depending on the mood of the leaders of this investigation, Yu might be able to convince Mitsuru to allow them to get some free ramen in celebration.

"Hopefully the other team is doing well too, then that would surely get us some ramen."
Yu said to himself, the white breath coming out with each step. Right now in his own mindset, Yu was wondering if he could find one of those doors and meet the long-nose velvet gang again, for both business and personal matters. Summoning only one Persona did worry Yu a bit. ("Maybe I need more social links with these guys ... but the other links should be unbreakable due to 'that' year.") Yu thought to himself, once more his thoughts went to his Inaba friends, family and lover.

Placing a hand to his fore-head, Yu gave a sigh and suddenly he placed a weapon by his side. It was his two-handed katana, yet it was in a sheath, when did he pull it out!? Many things were a mystery about this boy, but right now he only thought about the stupid things his own investigation gang is doing. A calm but true smile came out on Yu-kun's face.

Frozen Moscow: Annie, Cadolbolg, Constance, David, Devon, Ella, Garm, Teri, Ton Ton, Yu, Deadshot, Shadow!Deadshot

A brief walk later and the whole group and back together, though it was a big weird to see Annie carrying a man larger then herself.
"Way ahead of ya Devon, He's alive, though he'll need some work. We need to warm him up, treat his wounds and then convince him that we are actually real people. Also, I don't know how full on he is, but I think he had to resort to cannibalism so we'll need to treat that as well...And maybe get a muzzle for him..." He explained to the group as he then began to try and scout out a place for them to hunker down, Even with the Blizzard the Shadow had made gone, this place was REALLY fucking cold.

Deadshot meanwhile was still shaking and twitching from both the negative effects of eating former squad-members and of the mental toll the entire situation took on him.
When he was laid down, he couldn't help but laugh at it all as he shivered, much to the annoyance of his Shadow.
"...Look at him...Look what this place as done to him...We used to be one of the most highly trained soldiers in Europe, if not the world. Now? Reduced to a junkie who would sell his own mother for a bump..." He growled as he struggled a little, though Ella was just about able to keep him restrained.
"Listen to me, The kindest thing that could have been done to us was dying here. I refuse to let myself be tied to that man, not after all he did, here and beyond. Just let me go now and I'll give you all an exit, we'll never meet again and I can get back to work on detaching myself from him. Final Offer, What are you going to do?" He said to the group as he did his best to escape the Succubus's grasp.
As he did, he kept his foot on top of a broken shard of glass...

Diablo1099:

The AA-verse
Location: Currently undisclosed; outside of a major city.
Time: Late afternoon

Kazuya

Suddenly Kazuya got a strange call, which was weird because the name wasn;t appearing and only a few had his number.
"Hey Kazuya I don't have too much time so let me be brief I Know a bit about that encounter you had its called darkside he consumes living being to gain their bio-energy, he is going to be drawn to any sort of magic cystals now I think theres one in Tokyo so I'd closely monitor that and be super cautious he won't stop until he gains perfect power-"
Suddenly there was the sound of a crash, and a young boy crying.
"Oh crap sorry but Icarus just crashed again Gotta go."
After that exposition dump the strangely familiar voice hung up.

The nearby city
Darkside hid in the dark alley looking for prey, a place this populated was staggering, he resisted the urge to pounce and feast on the first human he saw, with his arm removed and that brutal take-down he was weakened he could feel himself trembling.
I think I should disguise my appearance first Before someone notices me besides its so much easier to hide in plain sight.
He then saw and old abandoned clothing store carefully sneaking around the back he kicked down the door and stole what he would need, after a few minutes he heard voices from his entrance.
"Whoah check it out Phil must have started early,
"well lets get t o the registers, they might still have cash in them.
A group of teenagers had decided to rob a shut down store they soon learned there was much to fear even if you have a crowbar.
"MMM quite tasty, it's been a while since I've taken the time to simply ingest on flesh, they should be enough to regrow this arm," he grit his teeth as bone and sinewy muscle began to rebuild itself, within minute he had a new arm
"Hmm and look one of them is even my size." he laughed a few minutes later he walked out, wearing black jeans, matching boots, a dark hoodie with a back pack over his shoulder the crowbar tucked inside along with $500 in stolen bills.
with a scarf covering his face he blended in a bit better though he avoided being in the open.
"Now then, lets see if we can find some more energy before taking a flight." he says with as smirk as he walked around the crowded downtown.

The AA-verse
Location: Currently undisclosed; outside of a major city.
Time: Late afternoon

Kazuya | Edge | Boss

Needless to say, the fact that his man (If it was who he taught it was) managed to somehow jack into his private line was not exactly pleasing for Kazuya, especially when said man knew more about Darkside, who he was and where he was going despite most likely being on a private Island thousands of miles away.
"...Goddamn that Teenage Bastard..." He grumbled, starting to understand why he and Rugal never got along, before calling back to his HQ.
"...Hello? Put me onto the Head of Communications...Hello? Yes, you're the one monitoring the Private channels?...Right, you're fired, have your office cleared out by the time I get back. And tell those morons at deployment to GET ME MY GODDAMN TRANSPORT!" He then screamed over this PDA, yes, the CEO was in a VERY foul mood thanks to this recent turn of events.
After losing several dozen men and some helicopters, that anonymous tip was the last thing he needed.
Not long after, he began to see his Transport arrive along with a clean up crew.
Taking in the scene once more, he cursed in anger before making his way onto the helicopter as the bodies and wreckage was cleaned up.

The AA-verse
Location: Currently undisclosed; outside of a major city.
Time: Late afternoon

Kazuya | Edge | Boss

Edge stood up, dripping wet. River water wasn't the best water to heal with, but he was skilled enough and trained enough that he could both purge water around him and heal unconsciously when injured. "Alright." he said. "New plan. We're gonna follow...what was that guy's name?"

"Kazuya." Boss said. He was sitting in midair, about a foot and a half above the bank.

"Kazuya." Edge repeated. "We need to find whatever the hell that thing was and kill it dead."

Boss nodded. "Agreed."

Edge was taken aback. "...really? That's not like you, Boss."

"Whatever that thing is, it is evil, and in a very fundamental way. It's like a tick or a leech, except-" Boss thought for a moment. "No. More like an amoeba. It has a single-minded determination to devour as much as it can, to become as large as it can, and it has no regard for any life but its own. That means no reasoning, no placating, no reforming."

"Mmm." Edge said. "So how do we kill it? I cut off its arm and it didn't even bleed."

"No idea. I don't even know what it properly is."

Edge shook his head. "We'll figure something out. Come on, let's meet back up with Kazamu."

"Kazuya."

"Whatever."

Boss nodded and teleported himself and Edge back to the place the portal was. "You!" Boss said, poining at Kazuya. "We're coming with you. No arguments. You can't handle that thing on your own, and it will only get stronger the more people it eats."

"You're gonna need help, is what we're saying." Edge said. "And since we're around, we'll let ourselves in."

"No arguments." Boss said.

Yu Narukami, Deadshot, Annie and others.
Location: Deadshot's camp | Frozen Moscow | Shadow Realm.

Shadow confrontation music.

The Shadow pleaded to be left alone and become his own form, "detaching myself from him". This sentence made Yu step out of the large group, adjusting his glasses with one finger, Yu looked up in a serious way. "Tie ... you know nothing. You two are apart of the same coin, you are just the thoughts he cannot voice, his true feelings. The one thing you must know is that you will be forever apart of him, you will never escape him." Yu said and turned around to the more insane Deadshot.

"You will never escape reality, you can always run, but it will always be there. You may feel like you want to be a different person, but you can change, you just can't do it all at once. All you can do is live until you realize you have changed." Yu said in a more then usual calming voice. "For we all have faults, we all have Shadows, but we can all change, we just have to try our best." The boy said once more, walking up to the real Deadshot.

"To truly change you need to know and acknowledge your faults, and to do that you need to confront yourself and realize what is you."
Were the last words Yu said to the group, but mostly Deadshot. From up-close he could see a small smile on Yu's face, it told him that he had seen a scene like this many a time, and even he confronted his own Shadow.

The Lone Wanderer
Location: Private Room | Medical Bay | Rising Dawn.

During the peaceful sleep of the Wanderer, he could dream this time, and he clearly saw it. A barren land laid in front of his eyes, even now he knew that this wasn't real. Of course it wasn't, looking next to himself he saw a bike. Hopping on, soon the engine hummed to life, yet turning around the Wanderer wasn't surprised, he saw a massive horde of not enemies, creatures or anything he met in his Wasteland.

A rather obvious army of black-clad soldiers, robots, ships and a massive alien ship loomed ahead. Instantly the Wanderer knew what this was, looking down he saw a lock black coat, looking up he saw a cap, a cap he knew very well. "The TSC, my Terran Starship Command." He muttered to himself. Looking back he saw everyone awaiting his orders, once more with much more now, Liberty Prime was black painted.

"Okay men, we're going to liberate this raider scum ridden city. FOR THEM, FOR US, FOR TRUE FREEDOM!" The now Commander Wanderer said, pulling out the most obvious cliche one-liner ever. Suddenly the bike shot forward and soon the wind waved by, he couldn't tell if it was natural wind or the path of a bullet going past him.

(Hey, hey, HEY. Wake up you diarrhea flavored sweetroll!")

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With that sentence from a very familiar voice, the blackness came back and the un-sweet colour of a medical room came into view. Blinking multiple times, the Wanderer knew that he had woken up. "Ah geez ... hadn't heard from you in a bit." The Wanderer said to his Shadow personality with a non-caring voice. (Well I couldn't exactly talk when our soul went somewhere else, we were one. It ... it was nice. I mean, in a very lazy like way ... fuckface.") The Shadow said nicely but immediately came back with a slap to the mental state.

"Thank ... you ... I guess. Lets just get out of here, I need to kill something." The Wanderer commented before hoping out of bed and going to the hanger to fly out with his jetpack. He was hoping for some Shadows to kill. Although getting some fuel first would serve him well. "I wonder if anyone will look at a jetpack flying Doctor?" He silently muttered to himself.

The AA-verse
Location: Currently undisclosed; outside of a major city.
Time: Late afternoon

Kazuya paused when the duo returned, he hadn't expected them to come back from...where-ever they went.
"...Fine, but only because I don't have the time to talk you out of it. Get in." He bluntly ordered as they boarded the G-Corp Helicopter before it took off on a bee-line to G-Corp's Headquarters in Japan.
"Now, My..."Sources" have given me vital intelligence on our target. He goes by the name of Darkside and uses Ki energy to fuel his powers. I've also received word that a possible target for him is a certain gemstone in Tokyo, hence our target location." He explained, taking the credit for that tip he got as the strapped himself in.
"The mission is simple, we track down whatever Gemstone he's after and destroy it before he can use it to power himself. If the owner complains, I'll write a check to compensate. We're still trying to work on a way to track him, so it might be a while before we come into contact with Darkside again. Now remember, if we capture/kill Darkside, that's fine by me, but the objective is to prevent him from using the Gemstone so I need you two to understand that. Rest assured, after his "Entrance" to our realm, I have no intention of letting him walk away scot free, but if he can get more power, that'll make things harder in the long run." He explained as the Transport zoomed though the sky, going a lot faster then it seemed capable of doing.

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