So that's how it is then. Hearing that not even the impossible Vampire Count could halt what is apparently to come, the Princess could only look up with a somber smile to Vasile. "I see, I suppose there is also comfort in knowing nothing can change... Though many will not accept that answer. You already know that though. You will be very busy in the coming future."
"Yes, yes I will." The two of them stand in silence as a cold wind blows through the trees, through them and out over the water, creating little ripples in its surface that betray the invisible aspect of nature. "Do you want to know what comes for you? Know your destruction by name, know its face. Know what it has already done to your people in ages past."
Deacon was still very wary of the girl, but he slowly nodded to her as he looked down to Jaye "He should be good after awhile." Jaye slowly stands up without a word and practically locks himself in the bathroom to tend to the burn, leaving the girl and Deacon in the room. Deacon really wishes that he didn't, buuuut he was never the best with fire. "Maybe a long while... So uh... You aren't a demon right?"
In the moments following his answer and feeling the chilling air of winter start to blow around, Sophia was going to look away, wishing she had brought her coat with her for this. Though hearing the surprising offer of Vasile to let her know what was coming for them and what it was that caused the Cataclysm all those lifetimes ago, Sophia looked to the count before her and wondered just what sort of answer she would get if she said yes... There was a fleet fantasy in the back of her mind that this information could change something, though she did believe his words that something even greater than him would move events into place without hope of stopping it. Still... She had come this far, and if she was to know better that she know now instead of it coming late. Or worse, her never knowing at all with the question on her dying breath.
She did not know what will happen if she answers, could it be innocent enough? But then... "I want to know... It won't change anything most likely. But... I refuse to be ignorant in my final moments. I... I want to know, even if it not my place to know." It was in her very nature to desire this. She, all her life, had dug for secrets above her station. She was a princess of a usurped throne, a false royal whose ancestors conspired and stole the throne for themselves because they did not understand what the Crown of Power the Cross family held actually was.. Their greed bringing countless demonic invasions onto their shattered country and more horrors to follow while a god conspired to covet their true rulers power for himself. That is who she was, someone who clawed for the truth... Even if the answer did more harm than good.
She looks to him, a bit surprised. “Demon? I’ve been cleansed all my life. Why would you ask?”
There was that odd phrase again... 'Cleansed'. Was its meaning that cut and dry? "Well your eyes turned black and you just about burned a hole through my boys jacket... And nearly through him... And mortal demons have those kind of powers. So I was kinda just drawin a parallel."
Jae frowns and tilts her head to the head slightly. “Black eyes... and burns? What are you talking about? All I did was hold him down.” She clearly doesn’t even recall what had happened. “If this is a trick... to get something... I don’t have anything worth taking.”
Deacon started to look visibly distressed by the escalating craziness of the situation. If only she wasn't blind, he could easily show her the burn marks she made and that would be that. "Why would we try to trick you this far into the situation? Tricking someone who can kill me, is how I died. I took the big gamble and came up black. I'm in no hurry of getting Jaye in a similar situation... Okay, what does 'cleansed' mean?"
Jae seems flabbergasted, “...I...I go to the temple and get blessed?” She frowns. “Don’t you go to temple?”
"Well I'm dead, and I was never really the religious type while I was alive... But I guess I always did pray to some power to give me luck." He says as he looks to the locked bathroom door. "Aaaand Jaye was an orphan that was pretty much singled out as the weird kid who could talk to ghosts. So he pretty much thought the gods hated him. That means he never went to any temple or church."
“I grew up at the temple orphanage until Sergi took me in...” Jae looks down, as if watching herself fiddle with her fingers. “...why am I telling you this... forget it.” She stands. “Get him out here... I’ll compensate, then go.”
"Knowledge cares little for who knows it. Only that it is known." Vasile's long cloak-like cape lifts upwards like a wing along his left side, but Sophia cannot see his body or an arm lifting it. It moves on it's own like a bat stretching outward, beckoning her to enter its abyssal emptiness. "Hold tight to your courage, Princess Sophia. You will need it."
The Princess stared into the abyss within his cloak from the moment it lifted at his side. She was somewhat perturbed at not being able to see his body but right now there was a more important issue at hand. She looks into the abyss and steels her nerves and does her utmost to prepare herself as she steps forward into the abyss, wanting to see just what had destroyed their landmass and had brought their race this low.
Some of 5e's UA Ranger features are pretty cool.
I've been fiddling about with D&D 5th edition character creation in between winter shopping today. I've always liked rangers but the base game's version of them is doodoo. But there's some additional material that has been put out there, one of them being Unearthed Arcana which has neat things for Rangers that make them less doodoo. And fit better with the halfling I wrote up today.
"Didn't these Androids stop spawning when 21 was defeated when you went into Aylote's future timeline?" Pepper asked as she formed a ki blade to get rid of the androids faster.
While Trunks was fighting the other androids, he overheard Pepper talking about how 21's androids retreated once Kalla had taken them out and that was when he remembered seeing that through the time scroll.
"She's right." Trunks yelled out to the both of them as he blasted another android.
"In order for them to stop spawning in Cooler will need to take out Mira, until that happens we need to hold these androids back!"
Meanwhile back over with Cooler and Mira, it would seem their battle has become a one sided fight with Mira struggling to keep up with Cooler's vast power due to the upgrades he applied to his body when he was recovering from his fight with Kali. As the fight continued Cooler got stronger as he continued to beat Mira down not giving him any room to break off from being beaten. After a while Cooler knocked Mira into a nearby building making it collapse upon him as dust kicked in the air before it was blown away by an intense red aura surrounding him as he reached his highest power limit that he could go.
"Enough playing around! Its time to end this!" Mira shouted as he charged at Cooler, only for the mechanical Clansman to block his punch with no effort.
"I agree." Cooler said and in one quick strike, Cooler used his tail to stab Mira through his stomach hitting his weak spot making him spit out blood as he fell on his knees heavily wounded.
The androids soon retreated like Trunks and Pepper had said they would once Mira had been defeated, now it was time to question Mira and find out where Towa is using their dark dragon balls to revive and fully power up Demigra to make him unstoppable. Trunks powered down into his base form and led Pepper and Kalla down to where Cooler and Mira were at. When the three Time Patrollers landed, Trunks noticed that there was something off about Mira and upon closer look he could see Mira smirking.
"Why are you smirking for Mira? You and Towa's plans come to a halt today!" Trunks said.
"Y-ou... Really think you ha-ve halted our pl-ans?" Mira asked looking up to Trunks.
"Its too late.... He has returned from the dead...."
"This was a distraction wasn't it?" Cooler asked with Mira nodding his head still a smirk on his face.
"So... All this time while we were fighting you... Towa already revived Demigra and infused him with the dark dragon balls?!" Trunks asked now fearful how powerful Demigra has become since his last fight with Aylote and his family.
When Vegeta started to increase his speed, Erkin did the same thing as he started to react quicker to the prince's attacks while also focusing on controlling his ki to try and tap into the power of blue. Aylote was also making some progress with Goku as the young Saiyan warrior started to get a hang of controlling his ki and after a few hours (A few days) of training in the Time Chamber. Both Aylote and Erkin were able to tap into the power of Super Saiyan Blue and once they realized they were in their new forms the two Saiyans looked in awe at their own power.
"Wow... This feels incredible... It feels strange and yet..." Aylote spoke as he tried to find words to describe his new found power.
"It does feel strange... But with this power we might be able to take on Mira and Towa." Erkin said as he looked at the blue aura that surrounded him.
"Good job guys! You're quick leaners being able to tap into Super Saiyan Blue... However, there is still work that needs to be done." Goku said as he ascended into Super Saiyan Blue.
"Now its time to perfect your new forms... After all you guys need to get use to fighting in it."
Meanwhile with May, Flaz, and Winter, May quickly turned around to attack Flaz from behind her, but the clansman was able to block her punch and the Saiyan quickly backed away before Flaz could get a counter attack in. Winter seeing the spheres tracking him used a ki barrier to block each of their attacks during this, Winter could feel Flaz's ki burning out fast.
"You need to control your ki or else you will never perfect your Golden Form!" Winter yelled.
"If you don't perfect it you and your entire family will be killed by Demigra and his minions do you really want that?!" May asked joining in on Winter trying to motivate him.
((Do you want to timeskip after this post?))
Aylote Present Timeline
Kali nodded in response to Zamu and quickly switched to one finger as she kept on balancing the chair. Seeing this the young Sabi had a devious smile on her face it would seem she has catched on to Flaz's signature sinister smiles.
"Alright she's on one finger! Come on Dyph lets work together on this one!" Sabi said.
"I can relate to that sentiment-" Sam calmly states as he crosses his arms, not putting too much thought into what Wilhelm said, particularly his half fun poking comment on the blatant yet vague reveal that he and Saria have actually held a more 'open' relationship. At least in the past if nothing else. "Vampires don't need to eat, but it still tastes good so many of us do anyways. And we don't need to sleep nearly as much as a human either, but some of us sleep more just because it's something to kill the time."
Deacon was slightly taken aback that she would be forthcoming with her past, he was only so loose with Jaye's because the lad didn't care about his past. Only that he doesn't let it totally define him. This Sergi guy seems like what he is to Jaye, the guy that brought them out of the well of despair they were feeling and tried to make something out of their lives... Even if it wasn't necessary a good life. But one that gave them purpose. "Sounds like a decent guy, can't see I agree with the career path but I'm not the best person to talk about that. Since we con people with fake hauntings and cheating with my ghostly abilities."
Jaye comes back out of the bathroom after a moment, there was the smell of burnt flesh but Jaye had done his best to treat the burn with what the bathroom and he had on hand. It may leave a permanent burn mark but he didn't look too argumentative about it. But that doesn't mean he was happy about any of it. "If you're gonna burn me again I'm going back into the bathroom."
OOC: It may be better that we do abit of a timeskip here yeah. Also I like how Sabi picked up her dads evil grin
BIC: Kalla was starting to lose his control, though not a moment too soon the androids retreated once Cooler had dealt his deathblow to Mira. Though this good news would be accompanied by a horrifying realisation... The Demon God, with their bount, had been revived and was now more powerful than ever. Kalla's eyes widened as he dropped out of his False Super Saiyan state, Aylote's timeline was in danger, and so was every other timeline in the multiverse.
Kalla was beyond horrified, they were played and they didn't even see it coming. But a thought did come to mind. These new dragonballs must need to recharge much like the others. Especially with such powerful wishes... His mood darkens as the Saiyan's lock on Mira. "So you've been used as a sacrifice then. In place of your God's revival, you will lay down your life for him, just so you can be brought back later with the same Dark orbs..." Kalla started to step forward towards Mira as as pointed a hand towards the gravely wounded Demon experiment. Green Ki shimmering to life in his hand, the light was shining just enough to show off the putrid yellow shine in Kalla's eyes. His mind was slipping already into his Wrathful state and mindless power of the legend. "Towa, Demigra and you are all fools to think we can be stopped here by cheap wishes and tricks. We have the most powerful fighters in history backing us and even then we are no slouches either. Your plan will fail, and much like your main timeline selves... You will die. Dust in the winds of time." A cruel smile starts to spread across Kalla's face, his power starting to rise again as all else seems to fall away to him. Not taking any notice of anyone... Though he could still be snapped out of it if someone does something right now and stop him from killing Mira in cold blood.
Dyph looked to his sister, seeing alot of her dads evil smile on her face which makes him slightly worried that she was going to use more power here. The fact that Kali was now only using one finger was disturbing to him, this didn't seem like a handicap... Her teacher was either setting her up to fail or something was up. The fact she was balancing on the chair with a single finger while the chair was looking really unbalanced was nothing but ludicrous.
Still, this was an interesting technique Kali was seeming to use. If he watched her some more, maybe he could pick up something on it and how it was letting her do all these strange things. "Attacking her together will probably be our best bet! Lets go!" The Frost hybrid says as he moves in to start attacking Kali from one side so Kali can attack her from the other.
“I apologize... I don’t remember doing that...” she sighs. “I should go.”
Wilhelm does stick around to listen to Sam's explanation, but it still looked like the immortal was not swayed so easily by his words, still going to the roof to get some unneeded shuteye. Something that Felix seems to find odd, which he does voice. But Duncan keeps his composure, just waving it off. "You all went through hell in that place, Wilhelm is questioning alot about his life right now. You heard him before, he doesn't know what to do with himself... This is something that might pass with time."
Felix didn't seem so sure since he went after Sam in particular. But he did let it go. "I guess... Still seemed weird to me thought."
Duncan was of course worried about that little exchange, but he chose to try and move people along. Whatever happened there was between the immortals. Still, he would engage Sam in something else. Best to ask now and get an answer. "Say Sam, I had this weird dream last night. I already told Felix all about it but I had this dream where I was fighting a future version of myself. He was the source of a massive storm, it moved and attacked with him like it was an extension of him, when he attacked me head on he hit me with such clean force. Each blow felt so pure and there was no wasted seconds between each one, all of his attacks were really fast but it was like he was moving in real time. And he somehow managed to mix Aura and Old magic pools! He was a grumpy bastard though. Like he went through something terrible after everything we went through already." Despite the fact that it sounds like he yet again got his ass handed to him, by a future version of himself, he was clearly enthralled with the dream.
Felix was skeptical about the pools of power mixing since he tried it for a moment and felt himself physically recoiling from it, the other parts sounded abit too familiar to what he saw from Sam and Enkara's fight in Calsnova. But sadly that could just be how Duncan colouring it different, so he had no idea. Still, sounded like an interesting dream with afew coincidences.
The darkness swallows her, the spread cape closing back over Sophia and welcoming her to nothingness. She still feels earth beneath her, and feels nothing physical close in on her, yet it is impossible to see anything. Not even her hands as she looks at them. Her slight trust in Vasile is not betrayed, seeming that way at first as the endless darkness takes shape and texture, visible folds of fabric that hug around her body before the darkness splits horizontally in front of her eyes. The sudden brightness and heat is a far cry from the dreary chill of fall, light bouncing off the distant ocean's waves upwards towards her. It takes a moment to register that the ocean is less away as it is also below, even though she still feels like she is standing on solid ground the earth is far below her, a tropical jungle that breaks into beaches that stretch out before her a few miles until it meets the sparkling blue ocean. The sly is clear and shorebirds flock in the skies, the only blemish is a dark and large storm crackling on the horizon, and the gathering of soldiers, ships, tanks, and massive artillery guns, all shaped and powered by some form of magical energy. This is all she can see, even though Vasile's cape has opened up enough to look straight down and to the sides, it doesn't give a full view of this new Sector that Vasile has whisked her away to. Speaking of, how they are sharing the same space is a mystery, the right side of her body is fully where his left should be, hidden inside his cloak. If she looks up to him, she cannot tell where his body is, or if this is all a part of his mystical powers.
"This is a distant world, northwest of your own. Three days ago their wizards sensed its approach. Twelve hours ago, the sector's combined naval forces were lost, to that storm." Vasile does not gesture, but it is hard to miss the black clouds and lightning on the horizon that look to be drawing eerily closer far faster than any natural weather phenomenon. "The armies have mobilized to evacuate as much of the population as they can in so little time. These few are all that is left between the world and damnation. This world's gods too will intervene., but it will not be enough."
And now I have completed a version of Vance's factbook entry. I'll be making some edits here and there to it since I want to get his interests and some motivations in there too, maybe flesh out some more moves for him too and touch up on a more detailed bio. But that is all up in the air for now since all this is for when he is whole
Getting to watch a new far off sector appear before her from the absolute darkness she was encompassed by was disorienting, but nothing she couldn't handle getting used to before she looked on to this new and unfamiliar place... It was especially disorienting feeling the ground beneath her feet but quite clearly seeing the ground a great distance beneath her. So much so that it made her feet tingle with unease, heights were not her favourite but again she could deal with it.
That is when she could see it in the distance, a storm on the horizon that was very out of place amongst the tropical scenery all before her. That was when she noticed the ships, soldiers, tanks and artillery guns far below that are all looking out towards the same storm on the horizon... She noticed that everything they used was fueled by some sort of magic. Huh, how familiar she thought to herself, but this magic they were using was not familiar to her. Likely a power that originates here. Though before her mind can be occupied with the growing questions that come with this bizarre way of showing her what she wanted to see, even trying to look up to Vasile with little success, she hears what he has to say while her eyes cast back out to the immense storm on the horizon.
She had to admit, she could feel herself wanting to get far away from that storm even now. It was hard to believe that an entire sectors combined navy was destroyed by some clouds... But she knew it was not as plain as it seemed. Looking down upon what was standing between this sector and annihilation, she could only fathom what those below must be feeling... Even more so when she hears that not even this sectors Gods will be enough.
"But... What is it? That storm alone cannot be all there is... Right?"