Written by Genma 12-08-2002 03:35 PM 12-08-2002 03:42 PM
Lenneth: It would appear it is time for me to go. Please be careful during your match, Genma. Nemo may be quite tricky.
Genma: Will do. And the same goes for you. Better put Chibi-G down though. I'm pretty sure he's not up for the ride.
Chibi-G: Dang straight!
She placed him on the ground, and he whirled around.
Chibi-G: Kick his ass!
Lenneth: *Sternly* What have I told you about cursing?
Lenneth: *Smiling* I will excuse it this time.
She hugged him, and then looked at Genma again.
Genma: See ya later, Lenn-mmph!
His sentence was interrupted, due to her grabbing him into a tight liplock. Shortly after, they seperated.
Lenneth: When I return, we shall discuss these matters further.
Genma: Yes ma'am!
She exchanged waves with Keiya, who smirked, and then followed Seth.
Genma watched the goddess walk off, and then started towards the ring, Keiya and Chibi-G following silently. Nemo stood in the very center, waiting.
Genma: Wish me luck guys. This one probably won't be so easy.
Keiya: It is a good idea not to take her lightly. She reminds me heavily of a certain priest I know. Body of a child, mind and soul of a demon.
Genma: I hate it when you say stuff like that. It's more depressing than anything else.
Keiya:*Shrugs* I'm not much for speeches.
Chibi-G: Whatever. Just finish this so we can get some eats. I'm hungry again.
Genma: Will do. Showtime.
He walked forward, and climbed into the ring.
Written by Pellcia 12-08-2002 03:56 PM
Seth: Hmm....you like Genma don't you. How nice. It a nice thing to have....somebody to love. I bet your feeling worried about him huh.
Seth cuts her off before she can answer.
Seth: Yeah........I feel the same way about Nemo. If Genma hurts her too much...or even worse if he......
Seth stops and opens a PD gate before turning back to Lenneth.
Seth: Ladys first. *Bows and motions for her to go through*
Written by The Real Nemo 12-09-2002 12:13 PM
With that, she teleports over the ring, purple flame wings opening so that she's hovering in midair, and sends a swarm of fire blasts down at Genma.
Written by Genma 12-09-2002 12:41 PM
Genma: Time to finally turn up the heat, is it? Well then, let's show everyone just what we can do!
He concentrated, and moments later his safeguards reactivated. Magical shielding sprung up around him, while a host of amplification spells came to life. His body glowed with power, caused by ki reacting with formerly dormant mana. A sigil flickered on his forehead for a moment, then vanished.
The sky overhead darkened, and rumbled in fury. A storm was building.
Genma chuckled, then launched into the air, blurring towards his quarry.
Genma: Bring it on!!!
Written by Pellcia 12-10-2002 07:47 PM
Pellcia: Hmm.....Guess this is when the fun starts......*She pulls out a small device from her pocket and stares up into the sky*.....but things will be getting better soon enough...
Written by Genma 12-10-2002 08:23 PM
Shermie: I'll say it is, look at that! *points to the center of the arena, where the Omega symbol has begun to glow with purple flames*
Yashiro: All that energy they're producing is feeding the Orochi, it's beginning to stir.
Chris: Then it's time? Shouldn't we wait for...
Yashiro: Forget that, we can't waste this opportunity. Besides, now’s the perfect time since Genma’s busy with Nemo and that Lenneth girl’s not around. *jumps up onto the platform* You coming or not?
Chris and Shermie exchange a look then hop up to join him. All three pull out microphones as they take position in the center of the ring.
Shermie: Sorry to distract you all from the battle ladies and gentlemen, but we though it was about time CYS kicked this tournament into high gear.
Yashiro: So, without further ado, we present for you the main event. *the earth quakes, and Yashiro suddenly seems to tan deeply before the audience's eyes* I am "Inui ta Daichi no Yashiro", or "Yashiro the Parched Earth".
Shermie: *lightning crashes, and Shermie’s hair turns from red to violet* I am "Arakuru Inakou no Sherumii", or "Shermie the Insanely Violent Thunder".
Chris: *fire flashes, and Chris’s hair turns from brown to dark red* I am "Honoo no Mei no Kurisu", or "Chris the Flame of Darkness".
Yashiro: And together we are...
Yashiro, Shermie, and Chris: THE THREE HEAVENLY KINGS OF OROCHI!
Written by Pellcia 12-10-2002 08:51 PM
Pellcia: Yeah!! Big fat deal!!!
Written by The Watcher 12-10-2002 08:58 PM
A few sensor callibrations later and the technician ascertained that a resonance interaction was occuring. Which was exactly what was supposed to happen. The tech informed his supervisor, who then deemed the information important enough to pass along to his superior.
Written by The Watcher 12-15-2002 04:32 PM
Using his powers of perception, he viewed the subject containing the energy. He was mildly surprised to see that the individual who wielded the energy now was not the orignal. Enhancing his power of clairsentience, he looked back into the past and saw what had transpired.
Once he understood the situation, he turned his attention back to the present. It appeared events were coming to a climax. He decided it would please him to personally visit the site of the action. He chose a suitably non-descript appearance for himself, which his neuro-linked image inducer created immediately. He then maximized his immutability, and then opened a gate at the back of the crowd of bystanders, his arrival unnoticed as he cloaked it from everyone's perception.
Written by Genma 12-11-2002 02:00 PM
Audience member#1: What's going on with this tournament? It's certainly a lot more chaotic than the last one!
Audience member #2: Yeah, the KoF's never been as fun as this one!
Audience member #3: Quiet! We're trying to listen to what's being said!
Shermie: Is everyone here ready for some action?
*The audience broke into cheers*
Shermie: Well, we're gonna give you some! More than you can handle! So let's get sta-
The Heavenly Kings shielded themselves as part of the arena exploded. They then whirled around, searching for the culprit. And found him, not ten yards away, foaming at the mouth, an insane look in his eyes. His red hair left no illusion as to who it could be.
Yashiro: Iori? But how is this possible? We saw him a few scant hours ago, and he was helpless!
???: That would be my doing.
Keiya Tenpouin stepped from the shadows, right behind Yagami.
Keiya: Remember, I promised him that I would eventually return his abilities, if he agreed to carry out several 'favors' for me. This is but the first of them. The others will come later.
Chris: Why fight with us? I'm sure we can work something out. A mutually beneficial agreement.
Keiya: Don't patronize me, you little whelp. I know of your true designs for the world. And I won't allow them. The Tenpouin clan has worked too long, and too hard to have some upstart group take over now.
Yashiro: I see. Then it appears we must get rid of you both.
Keiya chuckled, and fingered a ward in his pocket. It glowed with an evil red hue.
Keiya: You're welcome to try.
Iori's fragile control on his patience snapped, and he threw himself towards the Heavenly Kings, Keiya in pursuit.
Written by Genma 12-12-2002 02:01 PM
Nemo: *Thinking* This isn't good, I didn't expect him to be so skilled. He counters everything I do with something of his own. I may have to pull out one of my trump cards to gain the win. He goes no further!
Genma:*Thinking* Geez, what is this girl made of, pure power?! My senses are going nuts! I wish my temporal abilities worked at the moment, they could be useful. As is, I'm only barely managing to hold my own. Could be time to go all out.
They seperated after an especially fierce exchange, and floated silently in the air, gazing. Genma popped his right shoulder back in place, and sighed as he felt his healing spell go to work, erasing the pain. Nemo wiped a trail of blood from her mouth, and smirked. This had been entertaining, afterall.
Genma: Ya know it.
Nemo: Good. 'Cause playtime's over.
Written by Genma 12-12-2002 02:24 PM
Shermie: Yashiro! Hold on, I'm-
She was knocked away by Chris, who had been flung in her direction by Keiya.
Keiya: Let's stay out of their little spat, shall we? I think you have bigger concerns.
Shermie:*Snarling* Damn you! You'll pay for this.
Chris: Indeed, interloper.
The two of them climbed to their feet, and willed auras into existance. Inner energy crackled to life, sputtered, then flared.
Shermie: YOU'LL PAY!!!
They struck in unison, descending on their foe like two greedy predators hungry for a kill. Keiya's left hand twitched, and a vulture of ebony light appeared. It stared for a moment, then went to intercept the Heavenly Kings.
Keiya: I will fall only when fate deems so. And I fear that this time, it's not on your side.
Written by The Real Nemo 12-15-2002 01:11 PM
Meanwhile, Yashiro retreats backwards under the force Iori’s savage attacks, desperately trying to find a weakness in his frenzied opponent that would let him gain control. An opportunity finally comes as a clawed hand soaked with Magatama no Orochi strikes at the air inches from his face; he counters instantly with a heavy ax-handle slam that stuns Yagami, knocking him to the ground.
Yashiro: Get away from her!
Iori makes a grab for his legs as he runs to aid Shermie, but is stopped as Chris strikes him with a numbing kick to the head, then raises a fist covered in flames.
Chris: This is the end Yagami...
Written by The Real Nemo 12-15-2002 01:13 PM
Nemo: *teleporting away from a mana blast* This is great! You’re much more fun than Mr. Saffron!
Genma: *shielding himself from a fireball* Mr. Saffron? You mean...
Nemo: Yeah, I went back for him. But hey, since it’s getting so late anyway... *teleports onto his back* Maybe you’d like to see how I finished him off!
The air around them suddenly begins react and crackle with power as if getting ready for the explosion...
Written by Genma 12-17-2002 01:07 PM
Suddenly, his vision cleared. And Iori smiled. A cold, mirthless mirthless smile.
Chris: Any last requests? It's only appropriate, afterall.
Iori: die die die die DIE DIE DIE DIE DIIIIEEEEE!!!
Yagami thrust a hand forward, and latched onto Chris's neck. The Heavenly King squawked in surprise.
Chris: But how did you...
Iori lifted his prey into the air, and then slammed him back down. The crater surrounding them widened, covering several meters.
Iori: Scream for me.
The insane warrior drew upon his reserves of power, and when it seemed to scream for release, he granted it.
The audience sat in stunned silence, watching the domed explosion grow bigger.
Written by Genma 12-17-2002 01:19 PM
Genma: Sorry, there's only room for one on this trip. And you're not invited.
He vanished from her view, and appeared some twenty feet away.
Nemo: Hey! I never knew you could teleport!
Genma: You never asked!
Nemo: Why you! You're asking for it! We'll see who has the last laugh here!
Genma: Looking forward to it. At least you're a good sparring partner.
Nemo: Don't you mean playmate?
Genma: Eh, you have your own words, and I've got mine.
Written by The Watcher 12-18-2002 01:55 PM
Even better, the energy expended by the vessel that was drained into the Omega Symbol had let the resonance imprint infect that energy matrix as well. All together, despite the unexpected transfer of the Mako Energy to a new wielder events had transpired in a fashion most pleasing to him.
Written by Genma 12-18-2002 04:12 PM
Nemo: Cut that out! If all you're gonna do is dodge, I might as well have taken a nap!
The wily mage reappeared, some feet away, and nodded.
Genma: Alright, I guess we've messed around long enough. This could take forever to finish.
Nemo: If you'd just hold still, I could remedy that!
Genma: Yeah, sure.
He reached into sub-space, and removed an extremely well crafted sword. It glowed red in the sun, even brighter when Genma placed both hands on it's base.
Genma: This masterpiece was forged by a famous demon blacksmith, servant to the mystic lord Orlouge himself! You should feel very honored that I'm using it. Very few have ever forced my play like this. I salute you.
Nemo grinned, and summoned a protective field of power. It pulsed a sickly green.
Nemo: This is gonna be fun.
He blazed forward, and struck, the blade meeting her barrier. It sparked, but did little else. Undaunted, he continued the onslaught. Several more blows followed, each with more strength behind it. The shield rippled with each hit, managing to repel them. Genma swung again, and this time the kinetic energy catapulted Nemo further into the sky. Right where Genma needed her to be, for the final move.
Nemo: Woah, this is a rush and a half!
Genma: Not over yet!
She gazed upward, and found he'd not only followed her, but was already in position for his next assault. His sword was held overhead.
She plummeted downward, towards the center of the arena far below. Her defensive measure was gone, having given out, but she seemed jubilant. She laughed while falling.
Nemo: This is even better than I imagined! Not only do I get a good fight, but I'm sensing we have all the necessary energy! The Orochi will rise again! Yeeeeesssssss!
Genma watched her fall, and noticed the guffaws.
Genma: What the he-
And then he saw what lay in the middle of the ring.
Genma: Dammit, NO!
He launched himself towards the ground. Hoping it wasn't too late. And fearing it was.
Written by The Real Nemo 12-18-2002 06:49 PM
Genma: Darn it, no!
Keiya and Iori, who had been absorbed in their battles up until that point suddenly look up too late as twin blasts of fire knock them both from their feet. Chris manages to rise to his feet, while Yashiro and Shermie turn towards the ring.
Nemo: Come on you guys, it’s time from your final show!
Yashiro: *nods* Right. *he, Shermie, and Chris leap up to the center of the platform, landing in triangle formation around Nemo* Then we offer up our lives for the Orochi’s resurrection!
Nemo: *cute smile* Good!
The flames suddenly rise up higher, engulfing all four of them, and reducing CYS to ash in an instant. Nemo steps out of the flame a moment later, unscathed. She giggles, admiring it for a second, then turns gleefully to address the audience.
Nemo: I did it! I really did it! This is how you get famous, this is how you go down in history! Everyone in this entire universe is going to die, starting with all of you! *breaks into hysterical giggles again*
The purple flame rises up even higher, taking form before the stunned crowd’s eyes into a monstrous eight headed beast. It looms over Nemo, seemingly ready to devour her.
Nemo: *turning back towards the creature, glowing green with Mako energy* That’s right, just take the bait. Then you’ll be mine!
Chief Defender: MISTRESS!!!
Nemo’s eyes widen in shock and disbelief as Chief Defender suddenly bursts through the power field surrounding the ring, wielding a two-by-four and charging towards the flaming creature.
Chief Defender: Fear not Mistress, I shall slay this beast!
Nemo: You idiot no!!!
She tries to move to block his path but it’s too late as Chief Defender runs headlong into the Orochi thing, going straight through the flames to the center of the symbol. The creature gives a strange cry and suddenly seems to turn in on itself, it’s eight heads rushing toward it’s center as if to eat itself alive. The beast collapses, the purple flames drawing themselves together and entering into the form of the man standing in its center. In moments the creature is gone, and Chief Defender stands where it was, a violet aura now surrounding his body.
Nemo: No... *runs up to him* No! You can’t do this! This was supposed to be my time, my moment! You can’t...
Orochi/Defender: *grabbing Nemo by the head, cutting her off* Foolish child, did you really think you could contain my power? *lifting her up* I am the Orochi you little pest! I am the end of all humanity!
Nemo: *looking dazed* Me... It was supposed to be about me...
Orochi/Defender: Bah, I’ll be taking back that power you stole from me now, and along with it that planetary energy, what did you call it? Ah yes, “Mako.” *a swirling purple and green aura builds up around Nemo, draining away into the Orochi’s hand* Thank you for that by the way, as well as for showing me of the existence of other worlds...
Nemo: Me... My time...
Orochi/Defender: With this “Mako energy” I’ll become so powerful, that no one will ever be able to stop me again! *green flecks now sparkle in his aura as his finishes draining her Orochi power and Mako energy and tosses the still shellshocked Nemo aside* And as soon as I’m done with this world, I’ll just travel to a different one, until all of existence is finally cleansed of the blight of humanity! *he laughs and raises a hand filled with purple fire, preparing to turn his power on the crowd*
Written by The Watcher 12-18-2002 07:27 PM
Meanwhile, in the back of the crowd the Meddler watched on while laughing on the inside. Laughing because the Orochi had absorbed the Mako energy and thus had become totally under his control. For when the Mako Energy was first harvested by Pell long ago, the Meddler had taken the opportunity to have his people subtly alter it before it reached her.
A resonance signature had been imprinted into it, one that would render the energy ultimately and totally responsive to the Meddler's Will. Furthermore, he knew that Pell would not be satisfied with the power she had reaped, but would seek out more, so he let her go seek it, with the knowledge that any gained would also have the imprint encoded into it as it intermingled with the Mako Energy, thus letting Pell do all the work of gathering power for him. Which now meant the Orochi and all his power was totally and utterly under his control.
The Meddler leaned back in his chair and decided to watch how things played out for a while. He really wanted to see what his new minion could do before he broke him to his will, and allowing him to battle the champions here would afford him that opportunity. He had no worry at all that the unfettered entity could harm him. After all, with his enhanced Immutability he could take multiple Death Star shots and remain unscathed. Still, he didn't want this crowd full of people potentially useful to him to be destroyed, which is why he diverted the blast. He'd use his influence to prevent harm from coming to them while he watched just what the Orochi was capable of, and intervene when he decided he'd seen enough.
Written by Genma 12-19-2002 11:15 AM
Genma: Well, things have really hit the fan now. Any ideas about how we deal with it?
Keiya: Yagami is in dire need of healing. He may not be much help to us otherwise.
He pointed to the young warrior, who was hunched over, and breathing shallowly.
Genma: Right. I know just the thing.
Extending a hand, he began chanting softly.
Genma: Starlight Heal.
Beams of luminous power fell from the sky, and bathed Iori. His wounds healed, both physical and mental. The fog fell from his eyes, and he looked around.
Iori: Where am I? What happened?
Keiya: You just fulfilled the first of many obligations owed to me. And getting ready to carry out the second. For this battle, we need you sane.
Iori: *Snort* You're lucky I don't rip your throat out for treating me like this.
Genma: Now's not the time, people. We've got bigger matters. Like the Orochi.
Iori: It's free?! Great. Things just got worse.
Genma: I want the two of you to help evacuate everyone in the audience. We need them gone before anything else is done. While you're doing that, I'm gonna locate Nemo. She didn't look too good when Orochi got done with her.
Keiya: Is it wise to help someone responsible for this mess in the first place?
Genma: Probably not. But I've never been accused of being smart, eh?
Keiya: Very well, let's go.
Both he and Iori ran off, into the sea of screaming people. Genma turned, and watched the chaos.
Genma: Now here comes the hard part. Yes, indeed.
Written by Genma 12-19-2002 11:41 AM
Genma: C'mon, where are ya, kid? Now's not the time to be taking a powder. We really need you at the moment.
???: Don't.....call me...kid.
He looked underneath a pile of debris, and found her. Or what was left. She was drained, extremely so. Her skin hung off loosely, and the face was sunken.
Genma: Not catching enough sleep lately? What have I told you about having plenty of shut eye?
Nemo: S'not funny.
Genma: *Sigh* Alright, hold still for a moment. I'm getting you out of there.
He flung away the rocks, and reached into the folds of his cape. Taking a potion out, he uncorked the top, and poured it on her still form. Moments passed, and then she began to fill out once more. Color returned to her cheeks, and the skin itself took on a much healthier hue.
Genma: Better now?
Nemo: *Getting to her feet* I think so. Things are a little woozy though.
Genma: We should get out of here. This isn't the best place to talk, and plans need to be formed.
Nemo: We could use the observation deck.
Genma: Good enough for me. Let's go.
He picked her up, and teleported away.
Written by Slayven 12-19-2002 11:46 AM
Written by The Watcher 12-19-2002 12:00 PM
Among them sat the Meddler, watching with great interest to see Orochi's performance, and listening to the commentary of his fellow spectators. Bolts lashed wildly toward them all, but they all missed, as if the group had a charmed life. In reality, it was the Meddler's doing, keeping the audience alive so he wouldn't be deprived of their armchair analysis.
Written by Genma 12-19-2002 12:32 PM
Person #1: No way! This is the most excitement I've had in years!
Person #2: Yeah! There's no way I'm missing the climax to this!
Keiya: You don't seem to understand me. The Orochi could very well turn his attention to this area at any moment. What would you do then?
A large blast sailed overhead, having veered off it's path at the last moment. Iori noticed one of the audience members sat apart from the others. He held a small smirk, as if something amused him. Iori instantly was wary. This guy wasn't normal.
Iori: You know what's truly going on here, don't you?
???: I might. But then, I might not. It depends on what you believe to be the truth.
Genma appeared behind them, and grabbed ahold.
Genma: Keiya, Iori, we don't have time to mess around here! Things are a lot more serious than I thought. I'll explain later, let's go!
All three vanished. And the Meddler chuckled.
Meddler: This has been more interesting than I'd imagined.
Written by Genma 01-03-2003 12:59 PM
Genma: Well, at least things can't get much worse. Lenneth is still off with Seth, the other fighters are dead or MIA, and CD has become Orochi's new vessel.
Iori: But why choose him? Almost anyone would have been better than that nut.
Genma: No. Only a select few people in the world fit the criteria for hosting. They need bodies capable of handling immense energy reserves without deterioating. Also, the candidate must be extremely strong in body, mind, and soul. Or else an entity has nothing to anchor itself with. There are other factors, but they don't matter at the moment.
He glanced at Nemo, then turned back to the rest.
Genma: There were maybe 5 individuals, out of thousands who attended the tournament, that were suitable. Nemo was one, and CD was another. Had someone else been occupied by *him*, they would have literally melted down within minutes.
Keiya: So in other words, it's just luck of the draw Orochi found a perfect match.
Genma: Exactly. Nemo, or the three I mentioned earlier, would have done as well.
Nemo: Does anyone have a plan?
Genma: I was kinda hoping you'd be ready with something. While it's true I know quite a bit about supernatural matters, the Orochi isn't my most well versed subject. You know him, what he can do, and his history.
Nemo: Then how did you initially plan to stop me?
Genma: *Shrugs* Just going to wing it. That's what we do best. But with you on our side, however temporarily, that option can be held back.
Nemo: We might need some more help. Afterall, the Orochi is pretty intense. And with him inhabiting Chief......
Keiya: I can call in a few favors.
Iori: As much as I loathe it, there's a chance my clan may be useful.
Genma: If all else fails, I've got this.
He placed a small shard on the table.
Nemo: What is that?
Genma: A piece of the Philosipher's Sone. Lenneth gave it to me sometime ago, in case reinforements were required.
Nemo: You mean...
Genma: Yup. I can use it to call the Einherjar.
Written by The Real Nemo 01-03-2003 01:15 PM
Written by The Real Nemo 01-03-2003 06:30 PM
Masaka: Quick you two. Climb in and let's get out of here before we get in trouble.
Seth and MunchKING climb up into the control room and the craft takes off into the sky.
Pellcia: Ok, what do we do next?
Nemo teleports out from the house and looks around.
Nemo: Seth-sempai isn't here. I don't see MunchKING here either.
The was a rumble above as Masaka airship landed on the field nearby. Seth jumps up and waves to them.
Seth: Over here! We got ourselfs a ride and a place to start looking!
Within moments the group was aboard and on there way.
Written by Genma 01-07-2003 05:22 PM
Genma: Sure, why the hell not. It's better than sitting here and waiting around. I was kinda getting bored, to tell the truth.
Nemo: Right then, I'm counting on you. Good luck!
*She teleported away, leaving Genma and his companions by themselves*
Genma: Well, time to go to work, boys.
Iori: *Snort* Joy. Just what I always wanted to be in life, the equivalent of a rodeo clown.
Genma: Oh shut up. Let's go.
*They exited the booth, Genma making sure to snag his piece of the Philosipher's Stone*
Genma: We'll need you in a few minutes.
Genma: Alright fellas, you two will be starting things off. While you're softening our demon friend up, I'm gonna be casting the spell to call heavenly reinforcements. We'll need them for whatever Nemo has planned, I'm sure of it.
Keiya: I suggest you hurry, then. Yagami and I will be sufficient for keeping him at bay only so long.
Genma: This shouldn't take longer than a minute or so, I hope.
Iori: I'm so encouraged.
Keiya: Come along Iori, fate awaits.
Iori: Yeah, yeah.
*They blurred into motion, and seconds later were upon the demon king. Who let out a roar of glee, having finally found entertainment once more. Genma ignored all this, instead concentrating on the shard in his palm.*
Genma: Spirits of the eternal realm, hear my plea......
Written by The Real Nemo 01-07-2003 08:33 PM
Orochi/Defender: I don’t know how it is you’ve been preventing me from cleansing this world until now, but this is the end! *he concentrates for a moment, raising a flame covered hand* Hakkeshu of Orochi who have passed on from this plane, your master has need of you once more. Obey the command of the lord of this world and come forth!
There is a sudden explosion on purple fire in the center of the arena, and when it clears Goenitz, Yashiro, Shermie, Chris, Vice, Mature, and Yamazaki are standing in it’s place.
Orochi/Defender: As my powers have increased, so then have yours. Go therefore, and crush those who dare interfere with me!
Written by Genma 01-08-2003 05:25 PM
Keiya: I'd heard you were dead.
Yamazaki: Heh, I got better.
Yamazaki: *Taking out his trademark knife* Shall we?
The Tenpouin heir was flung away, crashing through a nearby wall.
Shermie: Sorry to jump in, boys, but I've got a score to settle with our Yakuza friend myself.
Yamazaki: He was my mark! Back off you little witch!
Yamazaki: Screw patience! Get your butt away now, or I'll beat you to a paste!
Keiya: Children, children, please. Can't we settle this like mature adults?
They turned, and noticed their foe had already recovered. His hair was slightly mussed, and face bruised, but Keiya looked otherwise none the worse for wear.
Yamazaki: You're mine! *Breaks into a run*
Shermie: Not if I get to him first! *Follows in hot pursuit*
Keiya: *Smirking* Guess not.
Written by The Real Nemo 01-08-2003 09:04 PM
Goenitz: *appearing in front of her* Hello again young one.
Nemo: Wah! *she hurls a burst of flame at him, but he just teleports behind her and grabs her by the neck*
Goenitz: Seems your powers aren't what they used to be... *rams her head first through a wall* Now about our bargain...
Written by Genma 01-09-2003 05:28 PM
Shermie: I'm feeling much better. You can have whatever's left Yamazaki, seems the spirit has gone out.
Yamazaki: Heh heh, with pleasure.
Shermie sauntered off, as her companion continued chuckling.
Yamazaki: Seems it's just us now, eh pal?
Keiya: Go.....to hell.
Yamazaki: Already been there. Nice this time of year.
He roughly grabbed the Tenpouin clan head and held him upwards.
Yamazaki: I wonder, if this is how *she* felt.
Yamazaki: How your dear Himika felt, right before she died.
Keiya: How dare you speak of her! You don't know a thing!
Yamazaki: Don't I? You used to speak of her enough, back when working for our organization. Before abandoning us.
Keiya: My alliance with your 'gang' was a temporary agreement, so the details of this land could be learned. Your leaders knew that, as did you.
Yamazaki: Liar! You left when needed most! Many of our members died during that battle.
His visage shifted from a scowl, and back to a grin.
Yamazaki: Not that it matters. To hear the story, it seems like you experienced the bigger loss. Bet Himika's enjoying her torture in purgatory, soul sucked away by an enchanted sword.....
He struggled up enough energy to break Yamazaki's hold, and vaulted away.
Keiya: Were it not for having been drained upon entering this damned dimension, I'd spread your innards over the field!
Yamazaki: Well, well, now who's lost their cool?
Keiya: *Snidely* Prepare to die.
Written by The Watcher 01-09-2003 05:48 PM
"What a splendid opportunity. I'm truly glad things worked out the way they did. I'm gaining valuable information from this little battle. Most valuable indeed."
Written by The Real Nemo 01-09-2003 08:45 PM
Nemo: Owww... What's the point? My plan is ruined, no one's going to remember me now... I told Genma I knew a way to stop the Orochi, but there is no way... We'd need a... *her eyes light up* Wait a minute, that's it! *teleports away*
Goenitz: Run while you can young one, soon there will be no place to hide... *he suddenly spots Genma, still chanting the spell* Well what have we here... Could you be the one who's standing in Orochi-sama's way? *he raises a hand, preparing blast him*
Written by Genma 02-08-2003 02:16 PM
He howled with laughter, and prepared to strike.
???: Lightning Drive!
The follower of Orochi was slammed backwards, unready for the black sphere of energy sent his way. He pulled himself back up, concentration broken, power fading, and turned to face the newcomer.
Goenitz: Who dares interfere?!?
???: I do, villainous scourge.
Some several feet away stood a man in a red tactical frame. His eyes glowed a pale yellow. In one hand he clutched an energy sword, the other held a futuristic gun.
Goenitz: Hmph. You have some nerve getting involved in things not of your concern. Leave now, or suffer the same fate as the boy.
???: I cannot do that. It is my mission to protect him, so that he may vanquish this new threat.
Goenitz: Tell me, what is your name? I prefer to know whom I’m about to maim.
???: Very well. The righteous one destroys all evil! I am the ultimate hero, DANZAIVER!!!
Goenitz: Very well, ‘Danzaiver’. Prepare to meet eternity. And tell them Goenitz sent you!
Written by Genma 02-08-2003 02:17 PM
???:………the ultimate hero, DANZAIVER!!!!
Keiya’s attention was jerked from the fight, as he heard that familiar phrase. He scanned the arena, and sure enough, there stood one his erstwhile adversaries.
Keiya: What is that ignoramus doing here? I should have sensed him.
So focused was he on this new development, that Keiya temporarily forgot about Yamazaki. Big mistake.
Yamazaki: What’s the matter, pretty boy? You’re not as much fun as you used to be. Didn’t even see the punch coming. Come’on, at least make your last moments memorable!
???: This enough for you?
Yamazaki: Son of a @#$%^ . When I find out who just did that……
Keiya: Oh no, not you too. *Groan*
Midori: What a way to thank the person who just saved your bacon. Man, you could at least be somewhat grateful. I have half a mind to let this big lug keep thrashing you!
Yamazaki: You little bitch! I don’t know where you came from, but I know how you’ll be leaving. In a body bag!
Midori: Bring it on!
Keiya: This…..just…. isn’t…..my day.
The Tenpouin leader lost his grip on consciousness, as a new battle began.
Written by The Real Nemo 02-08-2003 02:58 PM
The young Yagami sneered at his tormentors, several of the Heavenly Kings. It would be a cold day in purgatory before he surrendered to them. But before he could voice his defiance, two new players entered the field. One appeared in a hail of missiles, downing both Shermie and Chris. When the smoke cleared, a large man, with an even larger sword, stood confident, and ready to do battle.
???: Don’t sweat it, kid. We’ll take care of these punks for you. Afterall, it’s all in a day’s work for Gally ‘Vanish’ Gregman.
The other newcomer stared at Yashiro, who now sported a rather large gash on his cheek, due to her fencing blade. Her school uniform moved in the breeze.
???: We have been assigned to protect you, and all others in this area. We will not fail.
Iori: I didn’t ask for your help. This is my fight. Get away from here!
Gally: ‘Fraid we can’t do that. I’m getting paid a pretty hefty amount to do this gig. And Setsuna wants to help her friend Midori out.
Iori: Fine. Then just stay out of my way.
Gally: Right. Now……charge!
Setusuna: Karen, please give me strength.
Written by The Watcher 02-08-2003 03:12 PM
"Excellent. A most serendipitous turn of events. I might get to see what Orochi's limits are. I'll just need to be sure to intervene once he reaches them.."
Written by Genma 02-08-2003 04:49 PM
Over a day ago he’d been confronted by Kakurine, the seemingly immortal being fascinated with Ihadurca. Alty had readied himself for battle, but was waved off. She’d informed him of Keiya’s locations, and the powerful forces he now worked against. That the stakes would be higher than anything he’d every dealt with before. Kakurine had then vanished, leaving him charged with gathering allies for a new journey. A journey to help save multiple realities.
It had taxed his abilities, finding them all and teleporting here. But apparently they’d arrived not a moment too soon. Now, there was one last thing to do.
He floated to the ground, and began walking over to Genma.
Written by Genma 02-20-2003 04:48 PM
Genma ignored the chaos raging around him, and concentrated instead on the jewel clutched inside his hand. There was only one chance to get this right, and he couldn’t afford to fail. Countless lives were in the balance, including those of friends and family.
Genma: Lend me your strength, so that I may destroy evil wherever it dwells…..
The shard sparked to life, along with several artifacts meant to boost the spell. Tri-Emblems, ancient sigils created by the gods, appeared along his arms, chest, legs, and brow. It would take everything he had, and then some, to pull it off. But even now Genma doubted in his power. After all, how did one go about piercing the boundaries of a dimension? There was no time to think, just push forward.
Genma: Answer my call, save this world from oblivion!
Energy backlashed, and the young mage cried out in pain. He fell to his knees, then slowly, agonizingly, resumed his position. He couldn’t afford to be beaten so easily. He wouldn’t give up.
The area started to warp left became right, up was down, vertigo gained control. It was as if someone has tinkered with reality’s controls. Tears formed in the air, and a slight groaning issued forth from one. Genma stubbornly pressed on, paying no attention to the nausea he felt.
Alty: Perhaps I might lend a helping hand?
A young man in white robes walked into view, seemingly unaffected by everything going on.
Alty: My sympathies. I know how hard these spells can be. They drain me quite a bit each time I pull one off.
Genma: Who…..are you?
Alty: You may call me Al. I’m a ‘friend’ of Keiya. And I’ve come to assist you.
Alty closed his eyes, and Genma felt a massive weight lift off his shoulders. It was still stressful, but not to the same intensity as before.
Alty: Now, let’s finish this.
Written by Genma 02-20-2003 04:54 PM
A lone samurai faces off against an ogre. He sneers and draws his sword. The ogre chuckles, beckoning him forward. They clash, with the samurai eventually emerging victorious. Only to fall in pain moments afterward. His eyes glow red.
A man in blue armor stares sullenly at a crowd of warriors. They hurl accusations, and attack without giving him a chance to respond. He slaughters them all, then takes out a small dagger. Turning towards an approaching commander, he smiles, plunges the knife downward, and takes his own life. The commander stands in shock, unbelieving someone so skilled would choose suicide over an honorable death in battle.
A woman pleads with her former pupil, asking him to turn away from this path of madness. He smirks, and changes her husband into a monstrousity in response. Her ex-student teleports away, leaving her in awe. How could someone mortal achieve such power?! Lamenting her fate, she allows the creature that was once her beloved take her by the neck. A snapping sound is heard.
Alty: These warriors from the dead, and others, will be needed to defend this realm. Their skills and abilities will prove vital to the effort.
Both men held forth their hands, and called out.
Genma/Alty: Come to us, noble Einherjar!
Written by The Watcher 02-20-2003 06:18 PM
"Now this is really going to get interesting."
Written by Genma 03-03-2003 04:25 PM
Genma: Did we do it?
Alty: Dunno, (cough) should have worked.
Genma: An’ if it didn’t? What do we do then?
Alty: (shrug) Have everyone dogpile on his royal stupidness.
Genma: Heh, I like your style…... Man, that was a heck of a lot worse than what I’m used to.
Alty: No kidding. I’ve done this sort of thing before, but that was certainly different. And not in a good way.
Genma: Hmm, must have been the power of the people we brought over.
Alty: That and we were piercing dimensional barriers with a damaged piece of an extremely old artifact.
Genma: That too. Come’on, let’s go see if anything’s happened.
The two of them shakily got back up. Genma dug into his pocket, produced a vial, and tossed it to Alty.
Genma: Here, this crap’ll get you going again. Works like a charm. But look out for the –
Alty: Ack! (gags)
Alty: Good lord, this tastes worse than some of the things Erel’s cooked!
Genma: Does it’s job though. Feeling any better?
Alty: Yeah, now that you mention it.
Genma: Good thing. Things are probably gonna get harder from here on out. We’ll need everything we’ve got.
A bright light shown in the distance, followed by a tremendous cracking sound. Dust erupted into the air, obscuring their view.
Genma: About bloody time. Was wondering when that would kick in.
Alty: Shall we?
Genma: Let’s. No telling what kind of ruckus is gonna spring up now.
They started back in the direction of the arena, each occasionally taking a swig from their vials.
Alty: Drink kinda grows on you.
Genma: As long as you don’t think about what’s in it.
Alty: What’s that supposed to mean?!
Genma: Never mind.
Written by Genma 03-03-2003 05:29 PM
Danzaiver: Face facts, you’ve lost this skirmish. Give yourselves up. Surrender now and we’ll make sure you get a fair trial. Resisting further will get you nowhere.
Goenitz: Silence! We will do nothing of the sort. I would rather die than betray my master! He is the future of this planet, and many others for that matter. Nothing you do can deter him from his goal.
He summoned his remaining power, and sneered.
Goenitz: And to help celebrate the ushering in of a new age, I’ll give your broken corpse as a present to the Orochi. A sacrifice symbolizing my fealty.
Goenitz’s arm drew back, and he roared. A blast of pure dark energy surged toward it’s target. Danzaiver, for his part, stood calmly in place.
The attack continued on, until it was mere feet away from the galactic policeman. It then slammed into an invisible barrier, and went no further.
Danzaiver chuckled lightly, and took out his beam sword.
Danzaiver: Like I said when we began…….
He sliced the sphere in half, causing it to break apart.
Danzaiver: I won’t be that easy!
An explosion halted further violence, causing both fighters to jerk left. They turned in time to see shockwaves heading their way, and braced for impact. Moments after it had passed, Goenitz yelled out.
Goenitz: Would somebody explain what in the HELL is going on here?
He looked down, and found a large blade protruding from his chest. Silver stained with red.
Arngrim: Reinforcements have arrived. And your ‘master’ is doomed.
The leader of the Heavenly Kings slid off the impaling weapon, and crumpled to the ground. He gagged slightly, lifeblood leaving him, and took notice of his assailant. A man with brown hair, clad in blue armor. A scar apparent.
Goenitz: I may die……but Orochi will roast you all. He is eternal, and you are but a mortal…….
Anrgrim: That’s where you’re wrong. Your boss may be too much for regular people, but he’s never met an army of demi-gods. Rest assured, he will lose. And you are dead.
Ironically enough, Goenitz never heard the last sentence.
Written by Genma 03-05-2003 05:59 PM
Mystina: Listen to my words carefully, toad. Where is Lenneth? Tell me this instant, or I’ll shove my staff so far up your-
Keiya: I already told you once, she wandered off a couple hours ago. Wanted to honor some duel with a kid who challenged her.
Mystina: And I refuse to believe it. What fool do you take me for?! Why would a goddess bother with mortals? A child at that! It makes no sense.
Lucian: You were once a mortal too, y’know.
Mystina: Quiet, this isn’t your conversation. Let me do as I please.
Genma: Seems someone hasn’t learned to lighten up since we last met.
The sorceress turned her head, and for the first time noticed two new arrivals. One she didn’t recognize, a boy with light blue hair, but the other she most certainly did.
She was none too happy.
Mystina: (Deadpan) Oh, it’s you.
Genma: Yup, me. Nice to see you’re in good health. Would you mind putting down my compatriot? He’s probably not enjoying the view.
Mystina: Hmph. Very well.
She tossed the beaten yakuza to Genma, who easily caught him. Setting Keiya on his feet, Genma handed him a vial.
Keiya: Oh joy. More nasty gunk to poison my system. At least you can’t taste most of the ingredients.
Alty: What the heck is in this stuff?!? Will somebody please tell me?!
Everyone ignored him, and Keiya was given another vial.
Genma: Go find Iori. I sense him somewhere over near the east stands, along with the others. He’s probably pretty banged up, and needs this.
Keiya: A common errand boy. How humiliating.
The Tenpouin clan leader slowly limped away, idly taking sips of elixir. Danzaiver followed along behind, preferring to be with those from his dimension. And Alty stayed, deciding he needed to be part of the planning process.
Arngrim: Now maybe you can fill us in on the details.
Genma: (Shrugs) It’s your standard occurrence. Person raises uber-powerful demon/god in a mad bid for power. Entity turns out to be too much for said person to handle, chaos ensues. Now it’s our job to bust him up, and clean up the rest of the mess. I’m guessing you took care of the Heavenly Kings?
Jun: They have been……dealt with.
Arngrim: We merely beat most of them unconscious. Had to kill the leader, though. Strangest thing, he evaporated shortly after.
Genma: Probably returned to the Orochi. One less thing to worry about. What we need to be focused on is his royal ugliness over there.
Orochi stood in the middle of the arena, not having moved. He stared across the distance at them, occasionally glacing toward a figure in the stands.
Genma: Nemo is looking for Lenneth right now, and needs time. So we’re gonna have to distract him.
Mystina: I don’t relish being a ‘decoy’.
Genma: I don’t like having to work with you, so that makes us even.
Mystina: Why you-
Lucian: Okay, what’s the plan?
Genma: Simple. We rush him all at once.
Alty: Your tactics really need work.
Genma: Hey, I’m coming up with this stuff on the spot. Give me a break.
Written by The Watcher 03-07-2003 09:08 PM
(To himself) "Look at all the energy being expended out there. The very presence of such beings radiates it, let alone them actually using their abilities in combat. It would be ashamed to let all that stray power go to waste."
And with that he smile, using his Cosmic Cube (hidden within his person) to stealthily absorb the stray divine energy that had become the background radiation of the battle before him. Intent on dealing with The Orochi, no one noticed the figure's subtle and low key workings.
"Oh, this has been a most rewarding event indeed."
Written by Genma 03-10-2003 05:24 PM
A slight movement roused him from his thoughts. It seemed the enemy force had finally decided to start things. They moved slowly, forming a circle around his position. He turned to their leader, someone his host had been quite familiar with.
Orochi: So this is it. One final attempt to stop me, or go down in a blaze of glory. All or nothing, eh? Really, I’d expected better from you. Especially after the memories I’ve viewed. Did you know that Chief felt a connection of sorts with you? A bond? He believed you were one of the few people who could understand the things he’d been through. So very touching, don’t you think? Made we want to cry. Or puke. Whichever came first.
Genma: You bastard…….
Orochi: What, no smart aleck comment? Would you like to know some of the things Chief did in his ‘darker’ years? Frankly, some of them impress even me. Why, there was this one village--
Genma: Shut up!
Orochi:…..let’s just say I’ll never look at a croquet mallet the same way again. But enough of this talk about old times. Let’s get down to business, shall we?
Genma’s eyes narrowed, and lightning crackled across the sky. Thunder followed shortly after. He removed the Kusanagi and Ashura from the folds of his cape, and took a fighting stance. Over a dozen other warriors prepared themselves as well. Spells were readied, swords drawn, blasters aimed. Their leader gave the signal, and the wave of fighters rushed towards their target. The fate of the world rested on their shoulders.
The whole time Orochi smirked darkly, he was ready for the coming onslaught. There would be only one winner. Him.
His hand raised to the sky, the mad god began drawing power.
Orochi: FOOLS!!! COME TO YOUR DOOM!!!
Written by The Real Nemo 03-14-2003 09:51 AM
Nemo: Grrr... Seth-sempai no baka! I can't *believe* he didn't give me a way to get into his PD on my own... *sigh* This' getting me nowhere, maybe I should just...
Nemo doesn't get a chance to finish her thought as a familiar figure suddenly appears in the room.
Nemo: Wah! You again?!?
Written by Pellcia 03-15-2003 05:29 PM
Written by The Real Nemo 03-15-2003 06:02 PM