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    ---Bullets made of spiritual power fill the entirety of the corridor.

    Out of all the things that had happened to you today, out of every opponent that you have fought over the past few hours, the one whose presence serves as the most terrifying of them all is the lone figure cloaked in white at the end of this ancient hallway. It doesn't bear the naturally frightening visage of the monsters of mud, nor the terrifying stature of the giant, it is simply a lone humanoid standing with Great Sword held aloft in one hand, a warrior of infinite willpower who will see their task through to the end...

    That aura is monstrous.

    It's worse than that of the giant, it's cleaner, less polluted with negative emotions, but the clarity of it is like a blade that's already resting on the base of your neck.

    As if the release of it's Spirit Power was enough for the body to realize the proximity of death, even though the figure claims it will not kill you, that it will simply wipe away the things it finds inconvenient, your heart shoots into overdrive anyway, and for Alyx...

    It's exactly the same.

    ---She can hear it.

    ---The sound of her own heart throbbing in her chest.

    It's a warning.

    A warning to take this one seriously, because a slip-up might as well be fatal-!

    That is why there is no hesitation, the moment the words that mean diplomacy has failed fall from it's lips, she has already unleashed a barrage of spiritual power across the entirety of the corridor; it is not a single wall of reiki, rather some bullets fall ahead while others fall behind so no single breakthrough is done through a karn; a relentless assault that sprays like machine-gun fire as she holds down the triggers of dual guns, and-

    "So you choose resistance. That's unfortunate."

    The voice is quiet.

    But it booms.

    Booms like the voice of a Deity itself, as it hefts the greatsword up in one arm, and-


    Straight ahead, into a wall of hostile magic.

    There is no hesitation, no sense for tricks or clever ploys, the moment it had decided to fight, it's path was geared straight towards you regardless of what gets in it's way, an unwavering dash that is accompanied only by a bright silver flash of energy as it propels itself forward relentlessly, but-



    -not recklessly.

    While the size of it's blade is monstrous, the speed with which it spins it around itself, deflecting shot after shot, is so perfect that even you can't help but admire it; there is no wasted motion, where a bullet would strike is where that blade comes to meet it, spinning energy away not through magic but sheer skill with the blade, as shots are parried so perfectly they cancel each other out, a refined technique for "crossing space to meet one's opponent" without letting up on their defense, yes-!

    ---Melee is likely where this fighter shines, thus it seeks to enter that space, even so-!

    Hidden amidst the bullets, is a stronger lance of light, and-!

    *Clang*

    It's treated no differently.

    The sparks that come with the arc of the holy sword are those that send the holy lance flying into the air above, shattering down as glass-like shards as the monstrous swordsman continues forth, and-






    "Tch-!"

    -meets Alyx, who -stepping forward to cover your retreat- is forced to defend herself at close range with her guns-!



    ---One blow.

    Or rather, one strike is all it takes to lose them-!

    They were not weapons suited to close-range combat from the start, but the spinning of the pistols in her hands to reveal the hilts, thrust upwards to deflect the blade that sought to slash her chest, is a guard that shatters.

    It is not a guard that is pierced, no, throwing all of her strength into her arms, she is able to deflect the monstrous one-armed blow of her assailant, blow so strong that a shockwave rips through her body, but she loses her balance in the exchange-!

    "...!"

    A breath hitches in-!

    Feet are off the ground, the opponent will be attacking again in but a moment, wrist spinning to realign a strike as Alyx is forced to think on her feet-!

    She lets herself fall, back touching the ground, hands shooting to the space behind her, she pushes forward with her hands to deliver two rapid kicks to her opponent's solar plexus, hoping to throw them off balance if nothing else to buy her a second to get back on her feet, but-!

    "Naive, Alyx."

    ---The opponent is unfazed.

    While Alyx is a gunner, she is also a martial artist; combine this with training as a sniper and she knows exactly where to target someone to hurt them the most, and yet-!

    Completely ignoring the strike, as if the entirety of your sister's physical strength was meaningless to it, the White Shroud grasps her heel and hauls her into the air in but an instant, spinning the blade around in it's hand to strike her in the side with it's hilt -a blow she reflexively blocks with her arms- it throws her into the air afterwards while all of her limbs have gone numb, and-!



    "Ziodyne."

    ---No way to dodge.

    A flow of motion, a dance that had taken less than four seconds.

    "GAAAAAAH!"

    Screaming from the influx of electricity that rocks her body in mid-air, the silver haired girl falls back behind the Shroud, around spheres of magical energy that have yet to dissipate, body crackling with leftover magic as she tries to get up, but-!

    You can't help her.

    You don't have the time to do so, after all-!



    The first strike of it's sword is reflected by Tetrakarn, but-!

    Carrying the momentum of it's reflection, letting it spin it's body around on it's own, the graceful leg that moves to strike you in the chest knocks you over thirty feet back, air knocked from your lungs as you slide across the ground...

    "...Weak. Far too weak to protect anything, but strong enough to let it go to your head, like most of the Tamers back home."

    It raises it's blade to the sky.

    Lightning strikes it, coating it's edge, and-

    "...Half-baked, you're far too peaceful, this is the sort of naive strength that invites disaster. Make sure you can protect yourself before you try to save anyone else."

    -starts to walk towards you.

    ---

    White Shroud


    Name: ???
    Gender: ???
    Age: ???

    Stats

    Strength: B+
    Agility: C+

    Spells

    -Spirit Surge-
    Rank: E (?)
    Infuses one's body and weaponry with Spiritual Power before instantly expelling it to increase performance, a rather basic spell formula, however, the nature of the User's Spiritual Power seems to make it more effective in some way... Further details unknown.

    -Maelstrom-
    Element: Electricity
    ???

    Perks

    -Battle Beat-

    Techniques

    -"Though I walk through the Valley of the Shadow of Death..."-
    A defensive sword arte designed to close the distance between oneself and opponent, whilst reflecting certain forms of attack that target the user along the way. While it serves as a strong defense against gunners and the like, it seems that proper use requires [...] and thus, [...]
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    Spoiler:
    Death is nothing but a disease.
    But it is one that often comes from all sides.
    An end like that is coming, and yet here you are.

    Tell me.

    Could you kill someone you love for the sake of everyone else?


    What a cynical worldview, Messiah.
    Real heroes would find a different answer.


    Right, right.
    The power to break through a sad reality—
    I wonder—

    Will they be able to show it to me?



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    A gasp escaped her lips as she was blown back thirty feet with a single kick. As she struggled to get to her feet, clutching her chest while trying to breathe, one thought dominated her mind.

    Too strong.

    This White Shroud is too strong for both of them.

    He is too strong, too fast, too precise; in under ten seconds, he had brought both of them to their knees, and if he were to seriously fight with the intent to kill, then both Alyx and herself would have been dead already. The only reason they're still alive were only thanks to the figure's mercy.

    Quote Originally Posted by White Shroud
    "...Weak. Far too weak to protect anything, but strong enough to let it go to your head, like most of the Tamers back home."
    --She couldn't refute his words.

    Ten years of experience as a spirit tamer, yet spent only back home. She had never considered herself strong, well aware of how limited her strength is for being so sheltered, but perhaps victories upon victories in doing her mission had subtly went over her head. Perhaps somewhere in her mind, the illusion of strength made her believe that she can save others from overwhelming odds.

    But this White Shroud...

    Quote Originally Posted by White Shroud
    "...Half-baked, you're far too peaceful, this is the sort of naive strength that invites disaster. Make sure you can protect yourself before you try to save anyone else."
    Rather than pressing his attacks, merely admonished them while coating his blade with lightning. Like a teacher teaching a student or a parent admonishing their children, there's no malice in those words.

    Something privileged only to the strong.

    "--Why...?" She asked, clenching her hands on her staff as she got back up. "Why?" She asked again, eyes staring at the concealed face of her opponent.

    "You could have done so many good things... With that strength, you could have saved so many people... So why do you turn your back on those who ask for your help when you're this strong...?"

    The ringing of a bell resounded in the space between worlds.

    "It's true that we're weaker than you... not strong enough to protect ourselves from opponents of your caliber... but we're still trying our best to save people who need and ask for help! If you've seen Magatsu, if you've seen that hell, then why... how could your heart not be moved to try to save the people who suffered there? Why do you prevent us from trying to give them a place to call home?! I don't understand-!"

    A flare of spiritual power once again burst forth, filled with lament and regret.

    After all, there is clearly goodness and kindness in the figure's heart in front of her, and yet he chose the path of a White Shroud.

    So she won't give up. Even if realistically she wouldn't be able to defeat this opponent, even if she doesn't have any idea on what to do except to try and try and try by casting spells at the cloaked figure, she wouldn't surrender and let herself be dictated by someone who ignores a cry for help when they're able to do something about it. Besides, no matter the odds, should God wills it then she would be able to find a way-!

    Prolonged battle is impossible. Bullet-type spells doesn't work. As Illia cast debilitate on her next spell, the only course of action left for her is clear.

    "Plasmic Fire!"

    --It's fine if this doesn't work.

    The moment Illia's HEAT resets, is the moment she'd try to end this battle-!

    Turn Action
    Turn Action: Plasmic Fire (E), Debilitate

    Bell Charge: 2
    HEAT: 9/10

    Wise Up
    Plasmic Fire
    Rank: E
    Element: Fire
    Engulfs a single target in a pale blue blaze that will continuously burn even after the casting, basically ensuring a burn status. Can only disappear if Cosmos wills it, or by a spell of equal or higher rank.
    Random Regalia Hijinks

    <Mellon> But yeah. Don't play the waiting game too much guys. Just do what you want to do and let God (me) sort it out.

    <Erlkonig|Phone> Why get a gf, when Airen is your waifu?

    <Airen|Phone> I'll save everyone, it's fine

    <Snaxies> Airen is totally Jesus again

    <frantic> I actually hate reading your post because you're so fucking anime

    <Reiu> Regalia is a scary place desu...

    <Mellon> He who lives by the oneshot, dies by the oneshot

    <Airen> No character in ga rei is 100% serious


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    <Erlkonig> I would fall for Pally if he was a qt shoujo manga lead girl

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    "..."

    To the last provocation, there is next to no response.

    Having said what she felt she needed to say, the eyes that followed those words will not allow themselves to be provoked, as the answer she required was a serious one, different from the jabs at her virginity, it's a question that had been asked with the well-being of the demon in mind, and...

    ---Your words are true, to a degree.

    She does not know Kyp, so she cannot say if it was right to try to change it back, or to leave it how it is, however...

    Those words open up a fear.

    A fear that you don't know either, after all...

    This could be your own self-delusion, a way of maintaining what you have because you've lose everything else, even so...

    Even so...

    Even so...

    "...Please, I'm forced out of here all the time for pictures."

    ...In the end, that's all she says about that.

    "Jack isn't my assistant anyway, he just drops by from time to time."

    Shrugging her shoulders, the woman tosses a different package back to you, -your payment, by the sound and feel of it- and...

    "...You can too, if you'd like; I don't mind teaching kids a thing or two... Or Demons, really. If they can behave themselves."

    ...Sympathy.

    Just a flash of it, and she turns away soon after, after all...

    She's no saint either...

    "People get tired of those that wallow in self pity. Just a note from an adult."

    ...That's why the message is mixed, you denied her good will and antagonized her for next to no reason, and she's not really going to forget that, but...

    That's that, it's just how you are, one way or another, and soon enough you're heading towards the door... But when you get there, and start heading up the stairs...

    "Jack-! What's going on?!"

    ...Nadia appears at the top of them, summoned by the endless cries of her trouble-making demon; bandages are wrapped around/placed on her arms and stomach in various places, as if covering up lingering wounds that had to be healed the good old-fashioned way, although her fashion sense was otherwise the same as ever, the usual shirt and jeans combo revealing about as much of her abs as always...

    "Oh, Sho?"

    When she sees you, she recognizes you immediately, even in the darkness and-

    "Is Jack harassing you again?"

    The smile is a bit playful, but...

    ...Are you even in the mood?
    Spoiler:
    Death is nothing but a disease.
    But it is one that often comes from all sides.
    An end like that is coming, and yet here you are.

    Tell me.

    Could you kill someone you love for the sake of everyone else?


    What a cynical worldview, Messiah.
    Real heroes would find a different answer.


    Right, right.
    The power to break through a sad reality—
    I wonder—

    Will they be able to show it to me?



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    Even during this last stretch, the entity Eva was fighting against continued to demonstrate a variety of strange abilities. She does not know what to make of them, of it- of what the creature was, or where it came from. It was unlike anything she had ever encountered before, and remained an enigma to its apparent exit. Considering the possibility that others could appear again in the future from beyond the cracks in the sky, it is a worrying level of vagueness and uncertainty.

    But staring at the vanishing flames, at least one fact seems to be clear-

    - that the creature is no longer present, and its existence no longer poses a threat. In other words, it is their victory.

    She takes a moment to offer thanks, as well as pray that it will not return. Of course, there is one more party to whom credit is due, and turning her attention towards her-

    "Hah-! Caught you! Guess things got more exciting then we expected, huh?"

    “Yeah. If it wasn’t for your gift, I do not believe things would have gone so smoothly. Thanks, Agatha…”

    What was supposed to be a sincere thanks trails off, as a different concern- of possibly even greater importance than the mystery of the enigma from earlier, makes itself apparent to her.

    There are, at present, two(?) such individuals(?) to whom that could be addressed. In this case, as both are intended recipients, there is strangely no issue, but that does little to change the weirdness of the situation in her view.

    And if she had truly duplicated herself using a COMP… that was a possibility that Eva could not let herself ignore, for a number of reasons.

    “That… is still an appropriate means of address, correct...? I am very thankful, but I am a little confused…”

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    A long silence.

    Several members of Avalon exchanged glances. Waiting perhaps, for the punchline.

    It never came.

    ”Ahahaha...uh...” it seemed that even the legandary verbosity of the knight of song had reached its limits. After trying to force out a reply, the black haired man lifted his pinky and etched into his ear, as if seeking a blockage he didn’t find. “A new world you say? Like not just a different plane but a completely different reality?

    ”Well, I won’t say that it’s the craziest thing I ever heard but are you sure perhaps there isn’t another expl...

    ”How long ago?” A fedora clad detective stepped forward and interrupted without preamble.

    ”Seriously?” Raz looked back, not annoyed per second, but at least perplexed. “You are on board with this? I’m not saying it’s impossible but a magical feat of that level should have been sensed by half of Avalon, I haven’t heard anything suggesting a ritual of that level has been done in years.

    ”A couple days ago I time traveled flatfoot. No resonance, no foot prints. Believe me, these days it’s possible.”

    ”You what?”

    A certain old A.I. grimaced, but elected not to respond.

    ”When the hell were you gonna tell me?! ...Oh.” Raz said after a moment, a sudden grin interrupting what had appeared to be an angry tirade in mid creation. “Oooooh. Oh. I get it. What, really? ...awesome. The kid is that strong huh?”

    the DTG decided to look on the bright side. With raz distracted by the revelation, he had yet to process the fact that he was surrounded by dozens of beautiful young women who likely had never heard one of his songs before. He hoped that continued.

    “Listen toots, gotta mark for you, you haven’t had any contact with a strange ashen haired girl have you? ‘Bout yay high?” The DTG extended a hand flat to a bit over his waist. She’s numero uno on what coulda managed the toll. Number two is over there” the old COMP said, jerking his hand towards Raz, who obliging let down the sleeves on one hand, revealing the strange sigil that had gone dormant.

    “That there insignia has something to do with connection to a different plane. At least that’s our current theory. We haven’t anything else to offer on it at the moment because the flatfoot blew himself sky high when he tried to use it.

    ”Right.” Raz stepped in and followed up. “If you have seen the ashen haired girl, or anything like this mark, we will start there.”

    it was notable that Raz, despite the fact that he himself had offered no oath the the Burroughs system swearing himself to silence, was still abiding by it. It seemed pretty clear that he considered his word given and honor demanded because the DTG, his COMP, had so sworn.

    ”If you guys don’t know nothing about either, then I’m afraid we have a bit of a scavenger hunt to get to. Because that essentially means that a crazy mad scientist did something crazy and mad scientist-y and we all have to scrub this school from top to bottom to figure out where he was when he cast the Magic’s that put him to presumably wherever you came from and brought y’all here.”
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    “Maybe… maybe a little… but…” At some point during the older girl’s explanation, Hyakka’s cheeks had puffed up in an undeniable, unmistakable pout. The eyes of the younger girl turned to the side, as if to look away from her own immaturity, because on the inside she knew what this was really about.

    A part of her felt that it was correct of her to ask. The other part said to let it go.

    The devil and angel perched atop her two shoulders fought a fierce battle, and the girl’s hands came together. The tips of her two index fingers rubbed against each other, wiggling about as she mentally wiggled her way toward saying what was on her mind.

    “It’s not that it’s too flashy…”

    Inch by inch, step by step.

    That’s right. It’s unfair, isn’t it? That the choice was never given to her… To stand out as a hero, that kind of swimsuit would pull her apart from the crowd. She would stick out, in the good way, just like Kaori-senpai. So it was only right for her to question the unfairness of it all.

    That’s right, she has her own dream too. Hyakka Onjouji has the right to pursue her ambitions!

    Those thoughts guided her as she opened her lips.

    “But why is it inappropriate for me, but not for you…?”

    Lips which opened to ask the question on her mind.


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    "..."

    A pause, as the cloaked figure is berated by the you.

    Certainly, it is a terrible thing that someone so strong -but clearly possessing some form of lingering morality- would act in so bizarre a fashion when it comes to existing as a Spirit Tamer... Those who take on that title should be those that seek to protect humanity as a whole, whether it be their own or one in some far-off land, another dimension entirely, the concept of what it means to be a Tamer is something that should be steadfast, and yet...

    Why?

    When asked for it's motivation, it takes the Shroud a moment to answer, as if some part of it was hesitating, or deliberating on what it wants to say, then-

    "For my home's sake."

    -it says, bluntly, as it casually disregards the spell you had fired it's way, walking pace continuing onwards as it casually sidesteps the whirling mass of flame-!

    "It is a terrible thing yes, to leave the damned to their damnation... But to get involved with the "King of Ruin," is a mistake... Xanadu would attempt to help, but the attempt would open the cage on a monster, and that monster would find it's way through to us as a curse. Considering the circumstances, we cannot afford enemies on that many sides."

    It speaks cryptically but decisively, but what it says next is what truly comes across as odd, yes...

    "If you want another reason... Then I suppose you could say I'm also doing this for your sake. You will not understand why, nor will you accept why, but it is certainly the truth of the matter."

    ...It claims to be doing it for you.

    ---In the distance, a stunned Alyx remains so, lightning erupting over her body everytime she so much as twitches, the shroud close enough now that the shrieking sound of electricity was erupting in your ears, and-

    "If 'she' wakes up, I will have to kill you. So it is better that I put an end to all of this before something like that happens..."

    -sounds strangely... melancholic...

    As it lifts it's blade -slowly- to strike...
    Spoiler:
    Death is nothing but a disease.
    But it is one that often comes from all sides.
    An end like that is coming, and yet here you are.

    Tell me.

    Could you kill someone you love for the sake of everyone else?


    What a cynical worldview, Messiah.
    Real heroes would find a different answer.


    Right, right.
    The power to break through a sad reality—
    I wonder—

    Will they be able to show it to me?



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    Cosmos Fairchild listened intently to what the White Shroud has to say. Even as he approached her slowly but surely - ignoring the E-ranked Plasmic Fire that she cast on him - Cosmos listened. Because if nothing else, she had always been a good listener, and if there is a chance to understand the figure who stood before her - if there is the slightest chance that this could still be resolved peacefully - then as Mary's daughter, she'd always try to take it.

    To his logic, the rational reason why he is against her and Alyx, she acknowledged. She doesn't agree, nor does she accept it, but she quietly acknowledged the reasoning behind his action. That they would indeed never see eye-to-eye.

    However...

    Quote Originally Posted by White Shroud
    "If you want another reason... Then I suppose you could say I'm also doing this for your sake. You will not understand why, nor will you accept why, but it is certainly the truth of the matter."
    When she heard his other reason...

    Quote Originally Posted by White Shroud
    "If 'she' wakes up, I will have to kill you. So it is better that I put an end to all of this before something like that happens..."
    It was as if time is stopped.

    Cosmos looked at the approaching figure, now close enough that the sound of lightning from his blade is constantly erupting in her ears, yet she doesn't take notice. She's not looking at his sword, the lightning around his blade, or even Alyx.

    No, what she's looking at - what she's trying to look at - is the person beneath the shroud.

    For a moment, it was as if she knew this person. The melancholy, the tone, the words - it was as if it stirred something buried deep within herself that she had long forgotten. Not as Cosmos "Fairchild," but as Cosmos--

    "Cosmos, focus!"

    The shout of her usually quiet AI, coupled with the sound of Illia refreshing its HEAT back to zero, brought her back to the real world. Out of instinct and training, recognizing the chance that might not present itself for a second time, Cosmos rang her staff and dashed back, trying to put as much distance between her, the White Shroud, and Alyx as much as possible to avoid getting her sister caught in the crossfire.

    '...Ready, Illia?'

    There's no malice, disdain, or even determination in those words; only a sense of longing, and perhaps a quiet acceptance and resignation.

    Illia chose not to comment on it.

    'I've been ready for a long, long time.'

    A quick, short and silent prayer is recited before the staff is aimed at the approaching blade of the church. Cosmos has always imagined that her first time in using Endless Nova would be for something grand, a battle where she must pour every bit of her spiritual energy and willpower. Even just a few moments ago, that assumption remained true.

    But now--

    "Endless Nova."
    "Plasmic Fire."



    She buried her sense of longing, her desire for answers, and the stirring memories that's just beginning to awaken with a brilliant explosion of holy light and azure flames.

    Turn Action
    Spells Used: Endless Nova, Plasmic Fire (B)
    Bell Charge: 0
    HEAT: 8/2

    Wise Up
    Endless Nova
    Bless
    B-Ranked Spell
    Triggers an explosion of holy light that completely ravages and devastates a certain area with no regards to friend or foe. A spell of mass destruction that Cosmos hopes to never use, created thanks to a feeling that if her mother were to fight, then surely it would be with a spell of absolute light that overwhelms everything. Incidentally, Cosmos herself will get caught in the blast, and designing it as a bless-type spell - which she is only strong against - is a deliberate choice as to not accidentally null or absorb the spell.
    Random Regalia Hijinks

    <Mellon> But yeah. Don't play the waiting game too much guys. Just do what you want to do and let God (me) sort it out.

    <Erlkonig|Phone> Why get a gf, when Airen is your waifu?

    <Airen|Phone> I'll save everyone, it's fine

    <Snaxies> Airen is totally Jesus again

    <frantic> I actually hate reading your post because you're so fucking anime

    <Reiu> Regalia is a scary place desu...

    <Mellon> He who lives by the oneshot, dies by the oneshot

    <Airen> No character in ga rei is 100% serious


    Personal Compliments

    <@RacingeR> Pally would be a perfect shoujo lead

    <Erlkonig> I would fall for Pally if he was a qt shoujo manga lead girl

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    Heat: 8/2




    ---A deluge of magical energy.

    One could not call it a graceful strategy... In comparison to the White Shroud's purposeful, practiced steps, you gather up as much of your energy as you soul can manifest, body screaming in protest from a strain that is far beyond what you are used too, the reality of pulling forth -ripping out- enough spiritual power from both yourself and Ilia to bring forth not just one Mythic Class Phenomena...

    But two.

    Two in rapid succession, so close that they might as well have been fired at the same time; of course it is distinctly two spells, one cannot invoke "fusion phenomena" alone under most circumstances, as the energy signature of one's COMP is too close in nature to the User to get the 'spike' in power that comes from the mixing of two different forms of Reiki, but even if they were cast apart, even if they are really two different spells that simply happen to be exploding out towards your opponent at the same time...

    It is still a deluge of magic, like a tsunami of spiritual force that had fired without preamble, out of desperation and without true preparation-!

    "Two-?! Not just the Bell Charge?!"

    ---Perhaps that is why it is surprising, typically speaking, the 'investment' that comes with the use of this level of magic requires that one weaken their opponent first before using it... It would be a waste to discharge so much power into an opponent that would suddenly avoid it through clever use of lower level magics, and so most fights have a tendency to 'rise' in tension as they go on, both sides poking at the defenses of the another enough to figure out their style, their strengths and weaknesses, and how best to ensure that one can land their finishing blow, but this...

    This was self-destruction, an acceptance of blowing oneself away along with the opponent, so long as that means that they won't escape the radius of the attack...

    It's brazen.

    Overly so, almost fanatically so, and combine that with this being an "unexpected move" to begin with, something so reckless that even a brand new Tamer would think it unwise, and-



    "...!"

    -in a flash, a blink of the opponent's eyes, that mass of two grand magics is on it's form.

    ---There is no time to prepare a proper defense; considering it had enchanted it's blade earlier -and had maintained that enchantment- the idea that it could oppose power with power is unthinkable, it would overheat it's COMP in the process of trying to match you head on, and dodging...!

    It didn't move.

    Almost as if in shock, as if truly surprised by exactly how reckless you were being, the Shroud had frozen in place for a moment as the magics had closed in on it's body, reflexes failing to fire properly as it looks around and realizes that nowhere on this walkway will be safe, that this is truly a wave that will engulf everything -possibly even Alyx as well- the Shroud does something bizarre, yes...

    "D-Damn it!"

    ---Spiritual Power erupts, not from it's COMP, but from it's body.

    Reiki fashioned into the form of a spell that surpasses traditional finishers, the peak of rate-able magic, the realm in which laws of reality truly begin to be torn apart, a step away from those fabled magics that truly do the "impossible," those that cannot be compressed into formulas, or reached through things like simple training, yes-!

    This power is instinctive, it's the power of the person inside the suit, and...

    ---It's not a human power.

    -----It's not a human power at all.



    "REIMYAKU!"

    ---Light of the
    Soul Sea
    Divine
    surges forth-



    -and everything is washed away, including your own self-!

    But...

    Somehow...

    ---When the blast is over, when the flowing magics have come to dissipate, disappearing into the darkness of an eternal void as they appear in this hallway of "nothing," you are able to push yourself back up onto your feet, up onto shaking limbs, and-

    "...Hah...Hah..."

    -your opponent too, remains standing where they were, having endured the onslaught of seemingly limitless light-!

    Will - 5

    No...

    No...

    Endure was the wrong word...

    ---It hadn't touched that person at all, the magic it had used had been some form of "defensive ability," of course things like the Karns typically fall to mythic class magics, as do any number of mundane magical defenses, but-

    -it was not mundane.

    Light that had appeared had been the same light as that which protects the Soul Sea, the Divine Light of the Guardian Goddess of humanity, and yet-

    "Ha...gah...!"

    -it can't be her.

    The obvious physical pain the shroud is in through use of it's magic does not fit the Goddess of Humanity who never shows weakness, no, it is a shaking pain of a shaking body, one that the shroud forces back with sheer willpower after a few seconds, and-

    "I... Won't lose. I don't care what you throw at me, I've... Gotta do this-!"

    -the speech gets less formal, as the White Shroud moves closer to who it actually is...

    Alyx gets up, an electrified body running up to grab the Shroud from behind, but-

    ---For you, this battle might as well be over.

    COMP pushed to the limit, it seems like this is as far as you can really go with the level of your opponent, and-

    ---can't see.
    ---can't see.
    ---can't see.
    ---can't see.
    ---can't see.
    ---can't see.
    ---can't see.
    ---can't see.

    Your head starts to hurt as the world begins to fade out...

    Like a migraine, or someone just hammering on it from the inside with a sledgehammer, and-

    'Hey.'

    -a voice appears, it's like your own, but not really.

    Not really.

    'Hey'

    Not really.

    'Hey'

    Not really.

    'Let me fight.'
    'Let me fight'
    'Let me fight'
    'Let me fight'
    'Let me fight'
    'Let me fight'
    'Let me fight'
    'Let me fight'



    Dolls can't be allowed to rebel like this...

    I'll break it for you.




    A heavy presence that you can't escape no matter how hard you try, it...

    You...

    "..."
    Last edited by Airen; March 30th, 2020 at 04:50 PM.
    Spoiler:
    Death is nothing but a disease.
    But it is one that often comes from all sides.
    An end like that is coming, and yet here you are.

    Tell me.

    Could you kill someone you love for the sake of everyone else?


    What a cynical worldview, Messiah.
    Real heroes would find a different answer.


    Right, right.
    The power to break through a sad reality—
    I wonder—

    Will they be able to show it to me?



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    Cosmos Fairchild
    Akarana Corridor
    Willpower: 5
    Heat: 8/2

    It pounds, it pounds, it pounds away at her head, rattling her brain, dizzying her vision, making her ears go deaf as it no longer able to hear anything but the pounding in her head, and it hurts, it hurts so much that she just wanted it to stop, to fall to the gentle embrace of unconsciousness and let Illia take over--

    But it's not Illia.

    Illia's tone is more gentle. There is a certain softness and fondness underlying her words whenever the AI spoke to her, even when teasing or joking around, while this new voice... doesn't. It is far stronger, bolder, tempting her to follow their word and leave everything to them.

    It is a tempting offer.

    Even if Illia said that she's ready, Cosmos Fairchild would never let her partner be destroyed by forcibly casting a spell when she's already overheated; she could no longer fight, casting Endless Nova and a B-ranked Plasmic Fire were her gamble, her only hope to defeat this enemy, and it failed.

    At this rate, both she and Alyx will get their memories erased.

    She doesn't want that. She had experienced memory loss before, and she doesn't want to experience it for a second time. She wants - she has to - return home safely.

    If she let the voice take over, there is little doubt in her mind that she really can - and will - break the person before her.

    --She lurched forward.

    One step at a time, dragging her feet to the White Shroud.

    --It hurts.

    --Make it stop.

    --I've tried my best.

    --It's okay to give up sometimes, right?

    She lurched forward.

    One step at a time, dragging her feet to the woman - the
    Sword of the Messiah
    Sword of the Church
    .

    She doesn't know why or how she suddenly knew the White Shroud is a woman, nor does she care. It doesn't matter. What matters is that she has to convince her to stand down and let both herself and Alyx go.

    "Let us go."

    She could no longer hear anything, not even her own voice. her vision is blurry. All that she could see and hear are static and the voice in her head, but she pushed forward against the current, against a sudden deluge of the presence of someone much more powerful than she is.

    --She wondered what Alyx is doing right now. Trying to tackle the woman despite her wounds, most likely. She has to stop her.

    --She wondered if Illia is frantically speaking in her mind, or perhaps trying to cast a healing spell despite doing so will break her. Almost on reflex to such thoughts, she deactivated her COMP, turning it back to a rosary.

    --She wondered if mother is waiting for her back home.

    ...Of course she is.

    Yes, her mother is certainly waiting for her back home.

    That's why...

    She has to come back as Cosmos Fairchild.

    "Let us go." She repeated the words, words that she could no longer hear, but one she tried to make. She looked at the shrouded woman with gentle eyes, at least she tried to, but she doesn't know how whether she succeed. She doesn't even know if she is heard.

    But she clung to her sense of self like a lifeline. She tried her hardest to hold on to what little remains at this moment, and formed words with trembling lips and a will on the verge of breaking.

    "If you don't... You will have to face Preciel."

    Memory
    Cosmos Semesta Preciel
    The only memory that a teal-haired girl has when she was woken up by Mary Fairchild ten years ago, the very core and foundation of her existence.

    Its meaning is thus:

    "The Order of the Universe Before the Sky."
    Random Regalia Hijinks

    <Mellon> But yeah. Don't play the waiting game too much guys. Just do what you want to do and let God (me) sort it out.

    <Erlkonig|Phone> Why get a gf, when Airen is your waifu?

    <Airen|Phone> I'll save everyone, it's fine

    <Snaxies> Airen is totally Jesus again

    <frantic> I actually hate reading your post because you're so fucking anime

    <Reiu> Regalia is a scary place desu...

    <Mellon> He who lives by the oneshot, dies by the oneshot

    <Airen> No character in ga rei is 100% serious


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    <@RacingeR> Pally would be a perfect shoujo lead

    <Erlkonig> I would fall for Pally if he was a qt shoujo manga lead girl

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    "I'll keep that offer in mind."

    With that last exchange, our conversation is over. Things could have gone a lot smoothly had I been a little more considerate, but again my attitude has only served to distance myself from others. Maybe a part of me wanted this to happen from the very start, to push others away from my life so they wouldn't get involved with me. Perhaps, that's just for the best. It doesn't make it any less painful, though...

    After a moment of weakness, I take a deep breath and steel my heart once more.

    I don't need her sympathy. I honestly don't.

    But I may come back here soon enough. I wouldn't exactly hate becoming a mad scientist for a day or two. And If I can snatch a part-time job, that would help me increase my monthly income. In the end, that's the heart of the matter. I won't do this because of anything she said, I have just seen an opportunity pass in front of my eyes and I'll take it. That's how it is and that's how it'll always be. It's the kind of life I live.

    Just as I am about to leave, someone else arrives at the top of the stairs.

    When I hear that voice, I recognize its owner immediately.

    "...? ... Nadia? What are you doing h-? No, nevermind. It's obvious at this point."

    That little devil! I can't believe Jack actually called Nadia here over something so trivial! On a second thought, I should have foreseen something like this would happen. But, ultimately, I can't say I am not caught off guard by the girl's sudden appearance. So much so, I almost subconsciously throw the ball back to her court immediately.

    "Forget about me." I say, as my expression turns into a frown. "What have you been doing? You are all covered in bandages. If you are still recovering, you should've stayed at home."

    That line might have come as rather bossy or cold. Maybe with it I am trampling all over her personality. But if there is something that bothers Amamiya Sho more than an oppressive and hypocritical system forged by irresponsible adults, it has to be this precise image. Because, while I can muster enough strength to swallow my pride about the former -at least, occasionally-, seeing someone from my inner circle hurt bothers me to no end.

    I know it's Nadia, I know the kind of dangerous activities she's always up to. Believe me: I know. But just as I am aware I cannot change who she is, I am certain I cannot change this part of me, either. So, gently leaving the box on the ground, I prepare myself for some pious interrogation regarding what chain of events led her to being like this. After all, if I remember correctly, the last incident in which we were involved together shouldn't have left any real injuries behind.

    Before that, however, a word of advise from your sponsor:

    "Don't go picking any fights, okay?"

    Funny, coming from me.
    Last edited by hero; April 2nd, 2020 at 06:16 AM.
    [18:30] RacingeR: Max S.Link with hero is when you promise your daughter to him
    [18:31] RacingeR: Which means Airen and me are the only ones that maxed it (I promised Spin to him, and Spin is my daughter)
    [18:32] hero: oh shit
    [18:32] hero: spincess get
    [18:32] hero: suck it fuckers

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