Sep 16 2012, 07:01 PM
Sachiko took a deep breath. "...Okay...18...19...20!" She spoke out loud before activating her invisibility once more, rushing off from her hiding spot and quickly heading down the same route that Clarissa had gone earlier, since now she had recharged her invisibility skill, she would be able to go on with her tactic without the risk of the skill ending when she needed it. She would run right past Clarissa with her invisibility skill and attempt to stab her with the syringe she had picked up earlier, regardless of sucess, Sachiko would drop the syringe right after the attack and rush back into hiding. It was a cowardly tactic, that's for sure, but hey, at least it would work...Probably...Hopefully.
Sep 17 2012, 02:10 PM
(OOC: Mixing past and present tense in writing sometimes makes posts hard to read. Please use past tense guys!
8:30 amDamien Peers
Damien had just finished off another one of the black imp creatures before the rest who were attacking retreated to the skies. Upon exiting the hospital he'd heard sharp shooting sounds and a cry of anger. The sky outside seemed to be turning a bright pink. *cough* *cough* You seem to have survived the night. *cough*
chimed his phone.
Damien's gaze left the sky as he drifted along the streets of the city. "That one lasted a good two hours..." Well then now now what's your plan? This game's nothing like your last one. If you keep trying to save everyone you'll end up dead.
The mousy faced looking school girl on the screen of his phone pointed and scolded before letting out a few coughs. "I can't be the only one-"
He spotted Gabriel heading in the opposite direction and paused. The two shared a look before continuing on about their own ways. "I can't be the only one who wants out. And I've figured out a way..."Ah so you're planning on winning the game again? *cough* Or perhaps starting a peace movement again. Remember how *cough* *cough* that worked out last ti-
"It's not peace or an escape I want. Everyone should be allowed to live."
The mousy faced girl on his angel phone looked confused. But how?
"It's easy. We just need to take out the one in charge." his eyes led him to trace God's Tower, which stood in between the two islands of Citadel city. "In order to live God would have to be the one to beat."Luci Ferno
"I, like, suppose you're right." Luci said at the man's remark.
Killing reapers still wouldn't mean a thing since God had the final say. She'd never gone to church, but the jewelry crosses the women wore always seemed nice and fashionable with a conservative outfit. "Well. It looks like the suns up again." She said looking out a nearby window. "And it looks like those things are going away..."
There was a short pause as she gazed down at the streets, if only. "So like, all we need is more power to take down the reapers?"
She stretched a bit before heading towards the stairs. "So exactly how do you suppose we get points?" She asked. "And, like, when do you think we should fight each other?" Amos
"Oh my dear Gabriel, so sorry I'm late."
The trip from the second island was much easier as he took the far Western bridge. Gabriel stood not too far from Johann. The head reaper was short like a child yet wore a serious expression which Amos could hardly take serious. "The team tasked with taking out this Mammon creature will be Johann, Fagelein, and Amos. I apologize, I have....sudden business to attend to." after speaking Gabriel vanished in a cloud of black wispy spoke. Be careful guys! Don't let it eat you like Lily and the others!
chimed Nanicci though the networked headsets.
"Oh my. More fun fun for us guys," Amos said with another flick of his dark hair.
The pink morning sky was close to becoming it's usually red color before the ugly fat Mammon creature had bursts from the nearby hospital building. The blast it made could be heard blocks and blocks away. It only took the creature less than a minute to burst it's fat ugly body onto the scene before them. Amos walked over near where Johann stood. The creature was closer to his direction.
In a flash he summoned two mid sized scythe blades and connected the ends together. With his double bladed scythe in one hand he took a battle stance and stood looking the creature in it's cold dead eye flesh. "This hideous thing looks hungry. You boys ready? "
He flipped his hair once more. Clarissa Montague
"You bitch! Where are you?"
Clarissa shouted in the hall. The lightened sky had made it much easier to see. It took her a long while to realise there was a needle sticking in her side. "How dare you harm my baby! You deserve to die like the rest!"
Clarissa shot a few bullets in every direction, spraying near, far, up, down, everywhere. She wouldn't stop until everything was made of holes and she counted each shot for each second Sachiko's invisibility wore one. 23, 24, 36, 47,
each bullet ran through the surfaces of the hall. Sachiko would die by her hands. She had
to for the sake of her unborn unformed child! Clarissa had never been challenged. if intimidation was no good, she'd need to step up her game and kill on sight. Once the girl's ability wore off she would find her and she would shoot her dead no questions. "The next time I see you..." she managed to mumble through gritted teeth.
<+5 stolen points from Clarissa go to Sachiko!>
<Maru: Oh master tee-hee! You sound almost as if you were considering the idea for a second! Well whatever master chooses is alright with Maru! Just be careful and kill some player! You can do it! Tee-hee! Oh? Wait! Master you have a message from the reapers! They say to kill one player by 11pm or else your two parents will be sent to Hell immediately at the end of day 2! Oh my I can't wait to see what this game has in store tee-hee!>
<Cora: Oh my dear you simply flatter me with your actions. If only it had been the heart! But she looks a bit angry now and invisibility wont last forever! I'd suggest retreating. Wait. What's this? New reaper mail says an Akira Hayashi will be killed and sent to hell if you don't kill another player by 11pm tonight. I'm not worried. You seem to be learning from the best. Chop! Cut! Kill!>
Sep 17 2012, 09:39 PM
"Unfortunately we're going to need two more kills to hit that 50 point mark. Unless you are really adamant about the not killing thing. In which case, you can sneak up on every player you see. But let's be practical here," replied Joe. "From there, we could try challenging some reapers. If all goes well, we won't even have to fight each other.
A message from Maru put a dampener on that plan.
"THOSE BASTARDS!" he shouted, unable to contain his anger in the slightest. It took evey ounce of self control to not throw the angel phone across the room. Instead he stood there for a few moments gripping the phone so tightly that his hand shook.
There was no alternative. He had to play by the rules, otherwise his parents were going to get wrapped up in this sick and twisted game.
Now he in the worst possible situation. He had to kill a player, and there just so happened to be a player in the same room as him, probably thinking the same thing. The only difference between him and her, was that she had the means to kill him if necessary.
That realization brought Joe back to earth. If he blew a fuse now, he was dead. He needed to get a grasp of the situation. He slowly put the phone back in his pocket before turning to Luci. He studied her face trying to get a read from her. Was she going to try and kill him right now? Or was she thinking of sustaining the alliance for a little longer?
Regardless, Joe was ready with his sleep ability. If Luci would summon one of her wolf familiars he was going to book it.
Sep 18 2012, 01:40 AM
It somehow felt like it took a long while to get here, but neither the less, the orders have been given. While Amos walked over to Johann, Fagelein just stood there and started analyzing the situation. Up till now there really isn't a noticeable pattern of the Mammon's movements. Rationally, no one would try to attack something that size head on, he's itching for more information about the Mammon but he couldn't separate himself from the team. (I'll just go with the flow for now) He thought to himself as Amos turned to ask "This hideous thing looks hungry. You boys ready?" His tone of voice sounds too carefree for Fagelein, as if he is one who would spoon-feed himself to the monster. Trying to prevent that, he quickly suggest :"I think we should plan things out before hand, what do you think, Johann?"
Sep 19 2012, 12:29 AM
Johann was impatiently gazing off towards the direction of the Mammon considering the damage it was causing as he wait around for reinforcements. As soon as the other two Reapers arrived Gabriel assigned the three to deal with the Mammon as he left in haste, claiming that he had business to attend to. Johann shot him a look that says he had some questions before Gabriel disappeared in a wisp of black smoke.
(I guess I can do that later.)
Enduring the annoyance received from the comments of two unusually cheerful Reapers as the sky becomes brighter each passing moment, Johann gazed towards the hospital building as if he was expecting something to happen as blasts of walls being blown apart could be heard in that general direction. Soon enough the fat ugly Mammon bursts out before them. As Amos approaches him from behind materializing his weapon, Johann replied him with his eyes fixed upon the Mammon. "Weather ready or not we will still have to fight." With that, Johann lifted his left foot and slammed it into the ground creating a slight vibration as some parts of the concrete ground 5 meters around him broke apart and being steadily lifted up in midair. It was done by his Psychokinesis, the motion he performed with his left foot was unnecessary but it helps strengthen the image of lifting in his head empowering the ability. Turning around with the debris floating about him Johann answers Fagelein's question that seems to be directed at him. "Plan? that's simple, kill it before it kills you. Also, try aiming for the head and watch out for that tongue, it's long for a reason. Considering the conversation over Johann lifts his free left hand, gesturing towards the fat ugly beast, generation a strong image to throwing in his mind, he sends the floating debris flying at the Mammon with as much power as he could put into it.
Sep 21 2012, 03:51 PM
Sachiko had barely managed to get under cover, before she realized how much of a bad idea that was when one of Clarissa's bullets scraped against Sachiko's arm, she held her other hand against the wound, letting out a short, muffled 'eep' as the pain stinged through all of her body...She had never really felt pain before...Well, not like this, at least...She had scraped herself some time or another, but nothing like, you know, actually getting shot. She shivered a bit, shaking her head as she tried to get the thought out of her head before she started moving away from where Clarissa was. Sachiko realized that she would have to continue with their little cat & mouse game, her, Clarissa and the monsters if she wanted to have any hopes of winning.
She didn't really have any offensive abilities other than anything she might find laying around after all. Both of her powers had unlimited uses too...Sachiko wondered for how long she'd have to keep that up but just then her phone let out a short beep, she pulled it out of her pocket and read the message. Br-Br-Brother will...? She gulped thin air, now her hands shaking even more than they were before. "Fuck..." She simply muttered, trying to take deep breaths as to keep herself from freaking out from the pressure.
After a moment or two, she finally settled down, letting out a short sigh of relief, noticing her invisibilty faded away. "...All right then...Here we go once again." She stated with another sigh, this time searching for another weapon for her to use, a pair of scissors this time, the kind used to cut bandages and such. She maintaned her position in the room she had hid herself into and then waited a few seconds before she non-chalantly threw the scissors down on the ground, she then whistled hard, making sure to make as much noise as she could. Now her plan was to, at the first notice of footsteps, go invisible once more and wait for Clarissa to fall into her trap. Hopefully the one to come in would be Clarissa, not any of the monsters...But then again, the invisibilty would also help out in that situation.
Sep 23 2012, 06:05 PM
Luci had long read her phone message before Joe looked up. Her hellish hounds stood near her. She felt their warmth and radiated with their flames. Joe had a look of betrayal. Would he kill her right now for the convenience? She had a younger brother she wished to see alive. She could kill Joe. She'd read his ability in the datalog. The ability to make one drowsy wouldn't be of much help if her flaming familiars were on the attack. It would be easy to kill him.
Yet Luci didn't have the fighting spirit in her. She hadn't attacked one person since the game started. Her personality was somewhat like her powers. She relied on others to get this far and now she had about 15 hours to kill or else Lucas would be rotting in hell. For all she knew 15 hours, hell, time itself didn't mean a damn thing in Citadel City. She stood still anticipating Joe's attack. She wouldn't dare turn her back on him. Instead she stood there. "What is it?" she asked.
His reply and actions would be the deciding factor to her fighting him sooner or later.
"Becoming a reaper means serious business." Gabriel spoke to the newcomer.
"yea yea whateva, let's go." the new recruit replied.
On the upside the reapers were in a shortage. They could use a bit more. The downside, was that this kid was a little too defiant for his taste. "Once I grant you the power you will have to be careful. Players do have the right to challenge you to duel, and if they win you vanish from existence completely. These players will also obtain any powers you had."
The youth stared back with cold bored eyes. Romeo Willis was going to be a handful. Nevertheless he continued his mandatory lecture. "Your scythe can materialize in whatever form you see fit. There is also a possibility of being attacked by rogue demons and other reapers. The ten commandments of Afterlife is in the pamphlet given to you. Your headset looks like it fits just fine, and you know of Nanicci."
"Look do I gotta sit here an listen to all this? It's getting on my nerves." the young reaper protested.
Gabriel sighed. "Stay close and observe me then."
Aw Gabriel sir. You're right. maybe reaper shadowing will break him in. I suggest getting back to the others. That Mammon is a real piece of work. chimed Nanicci.
"Got it." Gabriel stood.
"We're finally gonna do stuff? Aw man it's about time! I'm more of a doer than a..."
Romeo's pause made Gabriel give him a questionable look. "We're headed to a battle so stay close and you may survive. There's been a recent outbreak of a powerful demon. Keep up."
With that he took off for the edge of God's tower. It's domed top was much bigger than expected. "Aw hell yea!" he heard Romeo scream as the new reaper followed.
He jumped out into the air. It rushed all around him. Hopefully the Mammon wouldn't have killed the three he left behind by the time they returned.
Clarissa ran through the halls of the hospital. furious. She would kill the little bitch for harming her child. She would kill the little bitch and save her child's father from hell. If anyone were to judge she was the closest to obtaining life. She ran around the hospital and heard a rustling sound. She peeped through a doorway and saw a shape. "Ah I see your game" she thought. "The girl will keep turning invisible to get close and attack! What does she take me for an idiot?"
Clarissa crept back from her position. She stood around a corner thinking for a minute before finding an old fire extinguisher. She grabbed it and tossed it near where Sachiko was. As soon as the girl would come out she would have her! But then Clarissa thought for a small moment. She would use invisibility. That girl was sneaky. It was not long after she threw the old container that Clarissa threw herself out into the open where she'd seen the girl before and opened fire. She pulled the trigger time and time again, shooting low, shooting medium, shooting left, shooting right. She was determined to kill.
"Oh dear I might not look that strong but I'm not so bad." said Fae who'd recently found her way out of the Slums district.
She had woken up alone only to find Romeo gone and one of the potential prizes locked out. "At this rate I'll never get far."
She waked for what seemed like forever. She had no idea what she would do if one person attacked her. On one hand she had an amazing skill and would fight with her very best determination. On the other hand she would just be killing for the sake of killing. Not only that but there was a very high chance of her clothes being soiled beyond recognition. She already felt like she needed a bath and had considered going for a dip in the black waters surrounding the island. Judging by her experience there was most likely a nasty surprise waiting in the black water.
She was too wrapped in her thoughts to spot the man who had appeared before her. he seemed to glide on air. She managed to focuse in the present day and reacted by immediately turning her limbs into sharp silvery blades. Her arms were ready to cut up any opponent. "Oh my I'm not nourished enough for a fight." she mumbled.
"Lucky you I'm not looking for one." said the man.
He wore all black. His cleanliness was moderate level. His intentions were unreadable upon his face. "What do you want then?"
Her arms were up. She was ready to counter if this was a trick. "I just need..." The young man stared over the bridges at the tall tower in the middle of Citadel city. "I need a few people who can help me with something."
"You want...an alliance?" Fae thought it over just for a second. She rushed at him and sliced the air. He hovered above her."Oh dear. I'm sorry but another person's life is at stake I got a message-"
"I got the same message. There is a way out of it. You don't have to fight me." he replied.
"What do you mean a way out?"
"We don't have to participate in the game if we don't want to." he said.
Fae could see his eye burning. He looked all too sure of his words and this gave her hope. She wouldn't have to loose her humanity of she had the hope of escaping this game. "But how do you plan to escape the games? We're all already dead." she remembered hearing her name called on that news channel long ago. It still sent shivers down her spine.
"It's simple. We just need to defeat God."
Simple? ha! This guys talking crazy! Don't listen to him.
"Hush Rubbard." Fae's tone of voice was cold and concentrated. "There's no way anyone can beat god. Wouldn't that destroy everything?"
"You would think. All you need is power and skill. Once God, The Almighty as the reapers call him, is defeated the one who kills him is given his powers and the wisdom."
It took a while for Fae to piece it together. "So you want to become God?" she asked.
"There's nothing left for me in the human world any more. But if I'm god I can return everyone back to life and stop these games."
Fae went silent for what seemed like forever. Combined could the players defeat the reapers and God himself? Was there a chance for her to get out of this predicament and back into clean linens and her pristine housing? Fae returned her limbs to normal. "Oh dear this might get a bit exciting."
The Mammon creature's jagged vertical mouth had caught the flying debris and ground it up easily mas if it were lunch meat. "Oh dear with dental work like that I'm afraid we'll have to pass on planning Faggy Waggy." he smirked with a flip of his hair.
He jumped toward the creature and with a twist of his scythe he cut the tongue that lunged at him. The creature however lunged it's body forward running towards Johann. It's tongue grew back almost instantaneously. "Nanicci!"
I saw sir. It looks like it can regrow it's tongue so attacking that is a no go. Try and find a vulnerable spot sirs. I'm rooting for you! Nanicci cheered.
Alos flicked his hair as he landed behind the Mammon. It's large body was surprisingly fast. No wonder it made short work of the other creatures. "Watch out for it's mouth!" he called out as the fat creature lunged towards Johann.
It looked frustrated and it's mouth almost seemed to be drooling...
Sep 23 2012, 10:08 PM
"This kid is sharp," Joe could only think to himself as he re-assessed the situation. "And here I was hoping that she wouldn't get the memo."
"Well..." he answered, pausing to think of a suitable answer. "I get a text threatening my family, and now the person next to me has her hell hound out. Pardon me if I feel a little threatened right now." That sounded far less sarcastic in his head.
Good news was that Joe was reading similar feelings from Luci. If she wanted to kill him out of convenience she could have done it by now. It looked like he could continue this partnership a little while longer. With that in mind, he decided to take a gamble.
Joe relaxed his body as much as he could. He slipped his hands in his pockets, and took a slow step towards the exit, turning his back to Luci. Of course, he couldn't hide all the tension. Just like getting a flu shot, he was preparing himself for the pain that might come with the being mauled to death by a flaming hound.
Well, no attacks so far. Joe took another step, and then another. His apprehension faded with every step, until he was nonchalantly making his way to the hallway. He was just about to disapear from Luci's sight before he turned back.
"You know, I could still use your help. I mean, in all honesty, we'll likely end up at each others throats by the end of this. But, maybe we can worry about that when the time comes, and work something out in the meantime."
Sep 24 2012, 12:59 AM
It was no surprise to Johann that his attack had little effect on the Mammon, though he had hoped it had distracted the mammon more than it did. Amos went next, cutting off it's tongue as it lunged towards him. Johann followed from behind planning to back him up when the Mammon attack but stopped mid-dash as the repulsive beast came Lunging at himself instead. Both of Johann's eyes widened in surprise by the regeneration ability of the Mammon and even more so by it's choice of target. Few moments before the Mammon came into range and ready to chow down, Johann's eyes narrowed and disappeared in a light blue flash and appeared behind the fat demon in a similar fashion. Using his Point Jump ability for a counter attack was not often dome by Johann. Since it had a cool down of 5 seconds, it gave him a moment of vulnerability. However in this case, he had backup, even if he should fail there's still Faggy Waggy there to finish it up and he doubt this fat creature is quick enough to dodge two consecutive attacks. Even so, Johann had no intention to let this chance slip away. With assist from his Psychokinesis, he swung his scythe with as much speed as possible as he aims to severe the Mammon's head from it's body.
Sep 25 2012, 04:05 AM
Suggesting that they should have a plan didn't go as well as Fagelein expected, in fact he felt as if they deliberately ignored his pleas. Before he could further address anything the other two started attacking already. "Argh, you guys are the worst." Fagelein complained as he moved into battle.
Amos started attacking aggressively, he cut off the tongue of the mammon but it just grew back. Johann, on the other hand went for a more tactical surprise attack behind the mammon. Almost knowing Johann's intent, Fagelein went charging right in. He swung his glaive like a madman, cutting through his thick skin and flesh while keeping an eye on the mammon's movements, hoping to just 'ghost' away the moment the mammon flinches.
Standing so close to that thing has really got Fagelein's heart racing. He tried to hold back his thoughts, but he can't stop thinking about what Amos said last time about dying as a reaper. (Well, since I'm already here, might as well do one for the team.) He encouraged himself and focused even harder with every strike. With all his escaping abilities, its actually pointless to worry. But Neither the less, it is his first time after all.
Sep 25 2012, 10:59 AM
Sachiko heard the thumping as the fire extinguisher was thrown in her general direction, she blinked a few times, staring at it awkwardly before she went to pick it up. "...What the- Oh." She barely managed to say before bullets started spraying around her everywhere, she threw herself on the ground, holding the fire extinguisher in hand and now frantically searching for the scissors she had dropped on the ground earlier. As bullets whizzed and scrapped all around her, she reached over for the scissors and hastily broke it in two, taking one of the separated blades and quickly stuffing it inside the extinguisher's hozzle. She stopped for a moment, letting out a loud yelp of pain as one of the bullets hit her right in the side, spraying her blood down on the floor, she retched some, almost puking out of the cheer pain and sight of her own blood. But she kept going.
"Fine then you crazy bitch..." She muttered under her breath. "You want to have a shoot-off, i'll give you a shoot-off...Wait, no, I think the word's shoot-out...Is it? GAH! Not important!" She spoke, shaking her head slightly before she went back into whatever cover she managed to find, spotting Clarissa, she would aim the extinguisher in her direction and then fire it up, shooting the scissor blade that had been sticked down on it. One way or another, after shooting with the extinguisher and keeping it up for a bit, she would actually activate her invisibilty and charge towards Clarissa, taking out the other side of the scissor she had kept and attempting to stab the opponent repeatedly, this time following her angel's advice and aiming for the upper part of the chest.
Sep 28 2012, 04:59 PM
(OOC: Couldn't really figure out a good outro post for Clarissa. There wouldn't be much to post anyway since she's dead so we'll just assumne she fell to the ground dead and killed by Sachiko okay?
She kept her hounds at her side. She knew men who lied through their teeth. He wasn't out of the clear just yet. He was older, she could probably outrun him. "Fine....A truce for now. But I can't guarantee later."
She turned, and as she did, the flaming hounds vanished in puffs of smoke. Joe was down the hall and so she hurried after him. The stairwell was empty and so was the first floor of the office building it was as if the black creatures hadn't been there to attack them at all. "So...she began before heading towards the door. "If we're not going to fight each other then how do we get points?"
They didn't even know if there were other players to kill. Luci wasn't sure if she could kill, even if it was for the sake of her brother. Amos
The reaper smiled as his comrades brought the Mammon to justice. It's head decapitated and it's body was mutilated. Normally Mammons didn't go down this easily, but this one seemed to take only two strikes from these reapers. It sprayed a blast of black liquid before it's fat lump fell and disintegrated into the atmosphere. All was well again- at least for now. "It seems as if that did the trick." said Amos.
A twist of his arm and his scythe disappeared with a flash of bluish light. "You two seem much stronger than you look." he smiled at the two reapers and performed a hair flip as usual. Wow go going guys! It looks like getting up close to it did the trick!
went Nanicci. Her tone was less happy. It seemed a bit worried if anything. Amos noticed this almost immediately.
"What's wrong Nanicci? No pep in your step as usual?" Amos asked through headset.Huh? Oh sir! No sir! It's just that... Well. The Mammon may have been the least of your problems if this data is correct.
"Oh goody. We must have more work to do then." Gabriel will assign you all-
"No need Nanicci I'm here now," said Gabriel striding toward them. "Johann, Fagelein, you two are going to investigate a disturbance in Bradbury park. Something black and gaping has appeared in the ground there. Find what it is and stop it."
"Amos, this is yours." Gabriel pointed to what looked like a baby reaper in the making. "You two are to head out and investigate the same phenomenon which has occurred at the train station."
"Pulling me away from my favorite Faggy Waggy to babysit some kid? I'm beginning to question your leadership" he sighed before turning on his heel. "Hurry up kid."
The new reaper speechlessly followed. He could hear Gabriel talking into his headset before the small reaper disappeared.
<Sachiko +20 points>
Sep 28 2012, 09:21 PM
"Likewise," replied Joe. "As for how we are going to get points, there are four players still left."
"And a reaper I suppose" his thoughts added.
It looked like Clarrisa had fallen. Well, so much for having her as his rival. He was sure he wouldn't feel as bad killing her over any other player.
"We'll just have to kill them before the day is over. It really shouldn't be all that hard. I use my powers to render them helpless while you finish them off with you hell hounds. Finding them is going to be the problem."
Joe walked out the door back into the sunlight. He covered his eyes for a moment as they reajusted to the brightness. He sighed as he looked up into the apocalyptic sky. It was as if he finally registered all the tragedies that had happened. Being taken to an alternate dimension, witnessing the deaths of three people, having his family threatened. The overall feeling of helplessness.
"What's the point. Even if I do kill a player, They'll just come up with some other leverage."
It was after Joe stood in place for a solid minute before he realized he had lost himself in thought.
He slapped himself to get himself back into reality.
"That's right, we don't have all day," he mumbled to himself before heading down the street. Hopefully he'd find someone this direction.
Sep 29 2012, 10:55 PM
The battle was over, and nothing to Fagelein could be more rewarding than to see Amos being replaced with someone else. "Aww, I'll miss you too Amos." Knowing he couldn't hold his suspicious smile, he quickly turned and let his face muscles loose. He smiled like a child who just witness his enemies get a beating from the teachers.
Fagelein looked down the lifeless path towards where him and Johann are suppose to go."Now, Bradburry Park ey? Not sure why but I'm feeling pumped for this one." Fagelein looks up to the sky as he cheers on himself. "What are you waiting for big guy? Lets go lets go lets go!" Fagelein leaped along the path as he realizes that the others might think he's a psychopathic. He then walked straight and his stern face was back again, trying to at least keep part of his cool.
Oct 1 2012, 12:29 AM
The fight had ended much sooner that Johann had anticipated as the Mammon was weaker that he had initially thought. As the fat beast disintegrated into nothingness, Johann felt slightly disappointed. That battle was unsatisfying. It felt like the cause of the death of a little over half of their numbers were eliminated just like that, like there deaths were a lie. Johann shook this thought off as his nerves settle down from the tension of battle, telling himself that he did not expect a dramatic ending anyway.
Soon after the job was over, another task is given. This time to investigate a disturbance at Bradbury Park. Apparently something black and gaping had appeared there, or so they were told by Gabriel. This time Johann's partner will be Faggy Waggy and Amos, his previous partner, his previous partner ends up with the new guy. The two did not seem to be so happy about their separation in Johann'seye seem to have a good relationship. (Could it be that those two were in "that" sort of relationship? No, it's best not to dig too far, it is none of my business anyway.)
Despite being separated with his dear partner, Faggy Waggy seems to be pumped up for the next job. It makes Johann a little envious for him being the guy who loves his job. "I'll be right behind you." Johann replied as Faggy Waggy urged him along. As the two make their way towards Bradbury Park, Johann contacts Nanicci, remembering what she mentioned earlier.
"Nanicci, you there? You were talking about the mammon being the least of our trouble before. If this next thing is as much trouble as you said it would be, I would like as much information on it as possible." He then added. "And, umm, sorry for yelling at you before. I was panicking a little at the time." He apologized as he felt guilty about it after the mess had settled down.
Oct 1 2012, 07:18 AM
(OOC: Well, that's a bit anti-climatic o3o But okay then.)
Sachiko slowly got up off from Clarissa's now irrecognizable figure, she had gotten blood all over herself and the corpse, some still splurting out of the several holes that were now open on Clarissa, mixing up with the blood oozing out of the scrapes of the pistol on Sachiko, she slowly got herself standing once more, one hand on the wound on her side as the other hand shakily still held the scissors she had grabbed earlier.
She muttered under her breath before she staggered backwards a bit. "I...I just killed someone.." She said to herself. "B-B-But...I had to...Otherwise my brother..." She kept mumbling, trying to justify her acts to herself before something else caught her attention, with her bloodied hands, she took out her angel phone and browsed it, noticing she had a new skill available to her. "Twin...Blades?" She questioned out loudly before she then held her hands ahead and activated the ability. A pair of red blades materialized itself by her hands and she promptly grabbed them, swinging them both around a bit as she tested out it's weight and such. "...At least now I have a weapon." She thought to herself before making those blades disappear. It's not like she had any experience with swordfighting, but at least now she could have something to defend herself with, whatever happened.
But more importantly! She couldn't stay in this damn hospital forever, she needed to get out and...*Gulp*...Get more points. She glanced outside, noticing that the sun now bathed the streets once more...She had barely gotten any time to rest so she was, admittedly, quite sleepy. On the bright side, however, due to her usual schedules back at home usually ending up with her passing out in front of the computer in the early hours of morning she was a bit used to this feeling by now...Still...A short nap wouldn't hurt...And everything else in that hospital was dead or gone by now...Probably...After all, she hadn't seen that big gray tonguy-swingy thing in a while too.
Sachiko let out a short sigh of relief, she then slowly dropped herself against a wall and closed her eyes, trying to at least rest for an hour or two. The bloodied clothes, as well as the wound on her side, coupled with her ever tired and pale face, gave her a quite dead look.
Oct 1 2012, 10:26 AM
"You can kill a reaper, it's just harder than killing a player."
"Oh dear, but what about after they're dead? Do they bleed much? I'd hate to soil my clothes."
"Nothing but a clean kill if you go for decapitation. It's the easiest way. Find something sharp, catch them off-guard and they're out before they even know what hit em."
This Fae woman asked a lot of questions already. Once she'd learned of his plan she wouldn't stop. "Is that how you got your powers?" she asked.
Damien walked on ahead of her along the rubbled sidewalk. "I got a total of six already. It seems like enough but." He gazed at Gods Tower looming in the distance."I can't just do it alone. I need the rest of you to at least help me weaken him. God's more powerful than even the head reaper."
Fae walked alongside him with a curious expression on her face. They walked five minutes in silence while she thought. "And how do you know all this? If you're wrong we'd all be killed and there wont be a winner."
"I have a reliable source." He said calmly.
He wasn't sure how reliable his old friend's information was. He wasn't sure if he could still be trusted after so many years apart. Yet, Damien was willing to make the sacrifice. He'd come so far already; he'd killed a total of 5 reapers already and severely shortened their numbers. Even that was covered up with the blame going to the Mammon creature that had somehow appeared. He'd have to attack God's tower even if it killed him. There was no going back.Romeo
They hadn't even gone 5 blocks without Amos playing around with him. "Yo, knock it off!"
"Aw, but I'm you're Juliet. Don't tell you don't like me." Amos teased with a flip of his hair and a wink of his eye.
Romeo was both disgusted and annoyed. This
old jokester was who he was paired with? "The little albino kid has to be screwing with me." he mumbled.
"Oh looky there." Called Amos.
They had arrived at the train station where the remains of Marcus still lay on the train platform. Some of the platform looked the same, the tracks the train. The rest had fallen in what could only be described as a circular black pit. "What the hell is that?" Romeo asked peeking inside.
Inside the pit a bubbling black liquid seemed to swirl closer to the top with each passing second. "A black goo. Nanicci have you got any ideas?"
I'm searching sir. As for now I have no clue sir! I've only studied up on the creatures and habitats of the Afterlife games sir. This looks like something troubling sir. I'd advise being careful sir.
Romeo could feel the ground around the train station trembling. "Yo lets get out of here."
Amos grabbed a hold of his arm so that he couldn't leave. "Naughty reaper babe. You can't abandon your Juliet love. Especially not when a battle's about to begin."
Romeo was too stunned to reply. In the midst of all the quaking and shaking around the black crater Amos wore a malevolent smile. It was a smirk that sent shivers down his spine for the first time of his being a reaper. He didn't know if it was excitement or pure lust. Fae Cantigre
There was finally hope at last. There was a chance she could go home and change out of these soiled clothes. Never in her life had she been forced to deal with such filth until this day. Being forced into a game of life and death only made the situation more inconvenient. Fae had finally decided that should would try to get out too. She would do whatever it took to get back into that warm comfy bed of hers after a nice scolding shower. If she had to soil her already ruined dress with the blood of God in order to achieve that, well so be it.
"Oh my stop walking. I think I see someone!"
She did. It was a man. Behind him was a girl. "We could use their help too right?"
"We could use all the help we can get." said Damien who hovered weightlessly beside her.
"Hey!" she called out. "Hey! You two!"
From the looks of them it was that older Joe man and that ditsy looking Luci girl. The girl ran toward them friendly seeming. "Oh hi! Oh dear we need to talk to-wait!"
The girl ran close enough to her so that she could see clearly. There was determination in her eyes. There were flaming mutts at her feet. The LAST thing Fae needed was a singed dress. Her garment had suffered enough. "I'm sorry but you two will have to die."
Before she could retaliate with her metal limbs Damien stomped down on the earth, and from the crackled street rose a wall of pure rock and ground. The hounds were thrown into the air and Luci staggered back a bit. "You don't have to fight. Just ignore the phone message there's another way." said Damien in a voice cool as ice.
Damien took the time to tell them everything he had told Fae earlier. He waited for Joe and Luci's reaction to his plan.
<Nannicci: Oh yes Johann I'm here sir! And I accept your apology sir! I'm searching for it as much as I can sir. All I can find in the Afterlife database isn't helping sir. I'm just hoping it's not a Gate sir. I'll tell you when I've got more info sir.>
<Maru: Tee-Hee master congrats on being one of the last six alive! The afterlife games is almost halfway over! tee-hee! Now all you have to do is get 20 more points! If you killed the three here you'll have about sixty! Yay Master! Tee-hee!>
<Cora: Good going. Now you can kill the rest. You have a message from a 'Fae' girl. I'll read it. Oh, is this thing working? Oh dear um miss Sachiko, If you're still alive I wanted to meet with you. I found a way that can get us all out of the games without having to fight. You can join us East of the Hospital district and a little West to the slums. Please respond if you're interested in leaving this place for safety.
If I were you I'd go and kill her myself. More blood little girl! That's what it takes to survive!>
Oct 4 2012, 02:47 AM
The object in question was not in the database, that fact made Johann reluctant to approach it. Even so, they could not just leave it.
"We'll have to find out for ourselves when we get there." was Johann's reply to Nanicci's concern on it being a gate.
Never had Johann had to move around so much within a single game and would usually need only to take charge of one area or another. This made him wish he had some sort of flight ability like his late partner, though he could have done it if it weren't for a personal issue. The psychokinesis is an ability that is able to "grab" onto just about anything with it's strength limited by how strong of an image one can generate in his mind so it is possible to be able to "grab" oneself and levitate. Johann's issue was that he have a fear of height. This weakness causes him to have trouble lifting himself, releasing his "grip" almost the instant his feet left the ground. Releasing a considerably long sigh, Johann took in to account on the distance left to travel till his next destination while following the cheerful Faggy Waggy's lead.
Oct 4 2012, 05:05 AM
Fagelein's pump for the job gradually decreases as the lifeless road seemed never-ending. He would have just accelerated himself there within a minute but leaving Johann behind doesn't seem like a good idea. Somehow Fagelein had alot of respect towards Johann, he felt that Johann is wise, swift-minded, somehow understanding and would never think bad about him in any way.
The whole loathsome walk started to lighten up as the two of them approaches the bridge that connects to the park. He was pondering about when Johann's significant sigh caught his attention.
"Tiring isn't it? We'll get there soon enough." He tried to give a little cheer to the party as the whole journey was somewhat boring. He then proceeds to start a conversation with Johann "Come to think about it, we've never really introduce ourselves have we?" Fagelein's eyebrows raised with a friendly grin on his face. "I'm Fagelein, Fagelein Auzander. But you could call me Faux for short, it's what I go by when playing online games... Oh,one more thing, just don't call me Faggy Waggy Poo Poo or anything close." Once again reminding himself that Amos is no longer around makes Fagelein feel happy to be alive.
Oct 6 2012, 10:36 PM
Joe weighed his options. Here he was facing off against two players, one who had a bunch of powers not listed on his phone. Trying to fight might just screw him over. At the same time, he was not convinced that the group could attempt to kill God at all. So it was likely die now trying to get points, or rebel and likely die anyways. And there did not seem to be a much better time to try and take out God. The Reaper force had been crippled, not to mention occupied by otherworldly forces. Who knows when such a chance could arise in the afterlife?
"Looks like things are working out the way you wanted Luci," he remarked before stepping forward. "The saying goes "when injustice becomes law, rebellion becomes duty.' And I really doubt this is some elaborate trap on your part. Sure, I'll join your cause."
Oct 8 2012, 07:03 AM
Sachiko drowsily opened her eyes once more and then went to grab her angel phone, seeing Cora's message, she let out a sigh, fixing her own posture against the wall as she tried to get herself moving. Her tired green globes scanned around the message and then, after a moment of thinking, Sachiko started talking to herself. "...Fae? Isn't that the girl that had found me at the Slums earlier? She's still alive then...That's weird though...Why would she ask for MY help, especially since I said I would go get the food for her and that other guy, but never actually came ba- THE FOOD!" She facepalmed lightly, she had completely forgotten about the sack of food, she probably had dropped it earlier when she had to start running away from Clarissa. Sachiko managed herself up, keeping one hand on the wound on her side while the other one was putting away the angel phone for now.
She went in search of the sack of food and would try and bring it alongside with her before she went where Fae was telling her to. Regardless of what Fae's intentions were, the sack of food could prove to be a useful bargain tool, not that she particularly needed to bargain anymore now, seeing as she had taken Clarissa's place as the game's MVP for now.
Oct 8 2012, 09:36 AM
"This was not how it's supposed to be." Sir! Gabriel sir! I've found it. The two dark things. They're gates sir!
"Gates to what exactly?" said Gabriel rushing on foot.
He'd exhausted his ability to move like smoke. The reaper head had never traveled this much through the city before. Gate's to Hell.
replied Nanicci's voice. He broadcast should have been heard on all networked headsets. It looks like something's opened them from the other side!
"What does The Almighty say to do to this?"The Almighty is busy sir! The Almighty doesn't have time to focus on just one Afterlife game sir!
As much as he wanted to, Gabriel could not shout curses just yet. He had matters to attend to at the moment. "You there!"
He had finally spotted Damien with a few other players standing around. He stopped in front of the tall man in black and reached in his own cloak for a paper. He then held it out and looked up at the player Damien. "If you're sure you want to actually go through with this now is the time." he was almost out of breath.
Damein grabbed the piece of paper. "I'm sure this is what I want to do."
"Once you face The Almighty there is no going back." Gabriel warned. "You in particular might find it difficult-"
"I've got it Alex. Thank you."
Gabriel's eyes tensed. "That's not my name anymore. I've risen to the rank of Gabriel and I am to be addressed as such."
The little boy's pale eyes were serious. He looked at the rest of the players. He didn't know if they would live or die. "If you all fail, your loved one will get sent to hell. A reaper's promise is a binding contract."Sir! Amos and Romeo Are dealing with a Satan and a Beezlebub!
"Two more of the princes. I'm on it."
Gabriel left the group sprinting towards the train station as fast as his little legs could carry him. Sir! Johann and Fagelein are facing two more creatures! A Leviathan and- oh dear yes it's Belphegor.
"What is this an attack on Afterlife? Are the demons of Hell waging war on us?" Oh I hope not sir! They might be trying to attack God's Tower! We have to defeat them if The Almighty falls into the wrong hands-
"Hush I'm on it." Gabriel commanded.
He had not told the other reapers of his betrayal of allowing an attack on God's Tower. He had no intention of slipping up now.Stella
She had been watching from a distance. Stella was wise to cover her tracks and her subtle sounds. She was like a black raven at night. An angry black raven who was out to kill anyone. She had already lost her beloved older brother. It'd been nearly half a day and the emotional wound was deep and rotting. She saw the brutality of the girl she stalked. The way a simple school girl, who was only a few years younger than herself had repeatedly stabbed another woman to death. The brutality within this game was relentless.
She often wondered if she could do something like that. Despite their military background Stella had not been quite as tough as her deceased older brother or her adventurous younger sister. If she wanted to she could burn this girl to a crisp with flames as hot as the sun. That was how she defended herself from the black creatures. That was how she provided herself with warm water to bathe in and a cozy fire to cuddle in. She was refreshed now and ready to make her first kill.
Miss Stella have you adapted to sound? You should be completely sure before you make the first kill. her angel warned. Stella nodded and pocketed her phone.
Being deaf her whole life, hearing sound was something new and exciting to experience in Citadel city. Now she was almost certain that she had gotten the basics. She knew how to move in silence; she had practiced on her way to kill as a result of the message. She held her hands out, knowing how powerful her flames were. If this Sachiko had invisibility, she would be a danger, but if she were on fire, not even invisibility could put out the bright blaze or the dark smoke. She'd be as visible as a Christmas tree at night.
She crept slowly to another corner, spying a safe distance away. Sachiko Hayashi was her unsuspecting prey.Romeo
"Yo do you see this?" Romeo's eyes were wide open as he staggered back from the black circular thing in the ground.
"See this? I smell it." Amos flipped his hair
Large creatures had burst through it and stood tall. One was ghostly, with a cloak and scythe of a reaper. Yet it was not friendly and it's bony skeletal frame could be seen reaching out towards them. The other creature took the form of a flying insect. It buzzed threateningly.
"Isn't this exciting little reaper?" Amos called out beside him summoning his scythe. "It's been a while since I've seen Satan and Beezlebub. How are you lovelies doing?"
The creature known as Satan lunged forward with it's scythe in hand. "I've got the buggy." said Amos as he took off to the sky to duel with the large bug creature.
Romeo summoned his scythe. It materialized in his hands as small as a dagger. "I wonder if all reapers have this kind of luck." Satan spun and glided towards him. Romeo jumped and dodged the repeated strikes of it's scythe. Be careful. Try to find a weak spot on the creatures. Some of them may be more powerful than others.
Nanicci rang through everyone's headset. Luci Ferno
Damien opened the piece of paper the head reaper had given him. Luci didn't know if this was real or just a game. "Are you sure you can trust them?" she whispered just low enough for Joe to hear.
So far he was the only one in the game who had helped her. It would be a shame to see him fall into a trap. Then again the chance of freedom was something she admired. If there was a way for them all to get out alive she would prefer that way. She wished the small girl she had met earlier was still alive at this point. Just the thought of how many this game had taken was enough to convince herself to give in.
"So, what's the plan then?" she asked the tall man in black.
After a moment of silence her responded. "Well it might not be as easy as I thought. apparently there's an angel we must fight at the tower entrance who's fairly weak enough. Then there's a powerful guardian waiting atop the tower, and lastly there's a throne where this 'Almighty' sits right behind it. We should head out quick while there's a distraction. it looks like the reapers are busy with something."
The man named Damien began to head off. "wait!" Luci called. "How do we know we can trust that little reaper, like, he was the one who, like, got us here in the first place."
"We both entered the Afterlife games together a while ago. You could say he owes me a favor. Lets get moving we should discuss a battle plan. Who's willing to take on the guardian out front?"
The middle bridge stretched wide, and the tall black tower standing on it's tiny island gave her shivers. "Oh my, I'll volunteer." Fae said as the group walked on. "And I've messaged another young lady to come help me so the rest of you could go up. Us two will take out that thing easily. I believe that young lady already killed Clarissa."
"Right." said Damien, "So then Luci, Joe and I could take out the guardian quickly. And then move on to the big man himself."
The plan made Luci's skin crawl and for some reason her angel phone kept edging her on to continue the competition. As if the angel wanted
her to keep killing. "Alrighty then. We can do this for our freedom from this hell hole." Luci said. "But how's Joe going to fight?"
"Ah. Here." Damien spoke into his phone. "It wouldn't be against the rules if I gave Joe 19 of my own points would it? Do it."
Before his angel phone could respond the transaction was done. "We need all the muscle we can get. If I had more points I would have upgraded all of you..." he said.
It was freeing to know that she'd soon be back in LA relaxing at beaches once more with friends if this plan was successful. "Is everyone ready?" Damien asked.
<Damien - 19 Joe +19>
<Joe Brody Combat Data Updated>
uses scythe to slice enemies to bits.
A buzzing beast who's stinger is deadly poisonous.
A large snake like beast that prefers to swallow it's enemies whole.
An odd looking demon that devours humans. It's surprisingly agile in combat. >
Oct 11 2012, 10:19 PM
Joe looked back at his angel phone to confirm the point transfer. He held up his hand into the air activating his new skill; a blade of energy materializing in hand. He gave it a swing to test the weight and balance, finding it unnaturally light. Pleased with the result, he let it disapear before turning back to Damien.
"Yeah, I'm as ready as I'll ever be," he replied. "So do you have a strategy in mind? I doubt we want walk right up to God's face by simply winging it. Like, how are we going to kill that angel while keeping any threats to ourselves at a minimum?"
Oct 14 2012, 12:32 AM
"So it's a gate after all." said Johann as he approaches the said gate after the transmission from Nannici. Never in his days as a Reaper had Johann seen anything like this. It felt like something big was about to happen. He stares into the pit of darkness as he thought that.
Still staring down into the pit of darkness that is " the gate" Johann decided to take some action instead of just hanging around. Sending out a transmission, he asked:"Nannici, any idea how we can close this thing?" But before he could get a reply, two objects came crawling out of the pit of darkness. Johann recognized them as two of the princes of hell, Leviathan and Belphegor. Immediately, he grabbed onto Faggy Wa-Fagelein and used point jump to teleport both Fagelein and himself away from the two demons as far as he could. Materializing his scythe into his right hand, Johann turns to his partner.
"I think now would be a good time for a plan."
Oct 15 2012, 04:54 AM
There was an unwanted welcoming ceremony as the two of them arrived at the park. The two feinds of hell were just chilling there, waiting to strike their prey. Hearing what Johann was saying over the transmission, Fagelein knew they were on a downside again, knowing nothing about the enemy. On a bright side though, Johann teleported them away before the creatures noticed them.
The sittuation doesn't look like it could get any worse - a giant snake and what seems to be satan, Johann's pleas for a plan couldn't come at a better time. Fagelein have a sneak peak at them once again and started planing. "I think this may work." He spoke confidently as he did further culculations in his head. "Now look, its too long to repeat twice. I will waltz right in and lure them near me, I can only time freeze once so I have to get them both at once. As soon as I freeze them, you should start attacking the snake. The whole body is to long for my skill range so the body would be availiable, you could also throw in some rocks, it would freeze at first but it would continue flying once the time reverts. I will attack Balphegor while you're at it, he seems easier for someone my strenght to fight against. The whole thing sounds risky but its worth a try." He took a deep breath as he then added. "And just in case we need a plan B, kill it before it kills you." Sarcasm intended.
Oct 15 2012, 05:30 AM
The young school girl by the name of Sachiko continued to wander around the desolate streets of this forsaken city, completely oblivious to the presence that was following her, the pain that continually stinged her from her side didn't allow her much time to focus on things properly. Then again, the pain was slowly diminishing. Maybe it was getting better...? No, unlikely...She was probably just getting used to the pain by now, she pulled her bloodied hand away from the wound to stare at it for a bit. She had heard that the human being can learn how to get used to practically anything, flexible and adaptive creature that it was. Could that mean that she could get used to this...? Not the pain, but this place? These dangers?
Regardless, it wasn't the place to be having philosophical thoughts right now. She needed to hurry up to the place where Fae had organized a meeting and that's exactly where she went. Just then it occured her, she never really answered back the message itself, even though she had decided she'd go and check out. She'd continue walking but would then start sending a message through her phone.
"I'm alive and willing to listen to what you have to say. I'll be at the location you mentioned within the hour, probably, unless something or someone stops me.
P.S. I still have the food."
Oct 24 2012, 05:55 PM
I know! I KNOW! I cant fix everything at once sir. I'm sorry sir but I'm pulling up and researching all of the files on Hell I can sir! Just pray that the others can stay alive for now sir.
He reconsidered his request. She was doing all she could at the moment. The large insect beast and another with a scythe loomed ahead. He could see Amos and the new reaper fighting both creatures off as much as they could. And it looked like his reapers were fighting back easily. He wondered if he should have went to check on Fagelein and Johann. "What are these gates?" He summoned his own blade out of thin air above him.
He jumped up and swung at Beezlebub, dispatching it upon it's beheading. "Oh sir. I was rather enjoying that. Are you sure you want us to make such quick work of these creatures?"
"Just destroy them." he replied.
The new reaper was doing well. One after another both Satan and Romeo dodged and weaved, throwing attacks back and forth, volleying. It was mildly entertaining. "Aim for the head." he called going after the Satan creature.
Yet before the new reaper could afflict damage Amos tore through the sky like lightning decapitating the creature in one swift move. "Sorry little one I couldn't resist." Amos' smile was wider than normal. He seemed to enjoy fighting the creatures.
"Damn. What the hell were those things?" Romeo gasped.
"One of the seven-"
"That's not important to you right now." Amos chuckled.
It caught him off guard when a scythe tore through his torso. "What is the meaning of this?" He growled.
"Yo what are you doing?" Romeo yelled.
"You should be worried about other things baby reaper." smiled Amos as he tugged his scythe from Gabriel's body. "Begone before you get the same treatment."
Gabriel could feel a large hole torn through his torso. He collapsed to the ground and his vision had gone blurry but he could hear the footsteps of Amos echoing towards the gate and towards the dead fiends. "Hopefully the sacrifice of my brothers won't be in vain." his voice had lost it's teasing tone in place of a more serious one.
Gabriel could feel his body go limp.
"Joe's right. We don't have much of a strategy. We can't just force ourselves inside. There's got to be a better way." said Luci.
Damien frowned for a minute before fixing himself. Dude like don't you wanna win the games? You can't win if everyone's working together. her angel protested.
For some reason her angel had been highly against their ideals. But there was a peaceful way to end this. "If all else fails I have a last resort." she heard Damien say. "But I'll need all the strength I can get. You two will just have to do your best in taking out the angel. I'll handle God myself. As for strategy I'll take the element of surprise any day."
He waved his hands over the rocky ground where four large slabs of earth broke. The pieces were wide enough for one to step on and they floated well above the ground. "We'll burst in through the ceiling then. After that it's just pure luck. I'm counting on you two to back me up." Said Damien as he stood atop one of the floating pieces of rock.
The rock carried him up higher and higher towards the large tower they were about to siege. "We can do this right?" she forced a smile at Joe before standing on one of the rock surfaces herself.
It carried her higher immediately after Damien. This was it. She'd rather die fighting for her life than to die in some slaughter competition.
He'd been running for a while. It was odd but after becoming a reaper his body moved much more freely than he'd thought. What had scared him was the picture of Amos. The traitorous strike that had come to the head reaper. He had no time to think. For one he had become a reaper so that he would not die. Falling at the hands of a rogue reaper would be pointless. "Dammit!"
He wished he at least had his angel phone Karen to ask advice. The phone had been dead ever since he became a reaper. "Oh hey!"
He heard a familiar voice and paused his running to look around for a bit. Only three blocks away did he spot Fae Cantigre calling to their old friend. The large eyed girl who had not hesitated to kill Clarissa. "Oh dear! I was beginning to think you wouldn't show! Are you going to share food Sachiko? I'm terribly hungry, but the others went ahead."
"Yo don't get too close to her." he said as he got closer to the two. "She's the one who ditched us before."
"Oh my, you're not bleeding anymore. Aren't you the one who ditched me to become a reaper?"
"I just figured I wouldn't be any good in the real world anymore." Romeo replied "That girl however left us without the food and murdered that bitchy chick from earlier. There's no way she can be trusted."
"But there's a way for everyone to return to life."
Fae told them both of the plan. How the others were off to attacking God's Tower as they spoke. How they would attempt to replace god and return everyone back to life. Romeo had heard her plan and felt a bit intrigued. "Sounds like you all got some balls challenging that one, from what I've heard God's not the most merciful one around these parts." he said.
He didn't know what he would do. Should he try to rejoin the reapers? He felt less threatened when standing beside two human
<Nanicci:Look out you two Leviathan's coming in for a tail wack! And don't underestimate Belphegor! It's a really fast demon and it will try to devour you. It looks like it's running towards you Johann. Good luck sirs! <3>
Oct 27 2012, 08:25 AM
The two demons made their move as Johann and Fagelein plan their course of action.
"Looks like they're not going to let us take our time.
Johann uses point jump again, teleporting both Fagelein and himself to avoid the tail whip and adding some distance between Belphegor and the two. Johann without taking his attention away form the two princes spoke to Fagelein.
"I'll try to get those two as close together as possible, do your thing once they are in your skill range."
Once he was done talking, he dashed towards Belphegor with assist from his PK as he "grabbed" every single part of his own body. Imagining that he was moving a puppet, Johann moved in an incredible speed and quickly closing up the distance between him and the Prince of Sloth. Once he is close enough, Johann stomps his right foot into the ground in front of him and turned side ways as he prepare to swing his scythe. Johann swung horizontally from the left to the right at the man eating demon using the momentum of his dash. While it would certainly be nice to kill it with this, Johann did not believe that something as fast as Belphegor is unable to avoid such a direct attack. To him, it did not mattered if the attack landed or not, what mattered is getting the demon's attention. Right after Johann launched his attack, he immediately turns towards the direction of the other prince and went into another high speed dash. As he turns he could feel some pressure in his organs as if flattening them and let out some air through his mouth. Taking a sharp turn right after the high speed dash was not a good idea to begin with but with Belphegor's speed, a counter attack was possible so there was no way Johann could afford to stop now.
(I've done what I can, let's just hope it works out.)
Oct 27 2012, 08:25 PM
The whole plan seemed like it would take a while to work. Balphegor is after Johann and the two of the monsters are rather far apart. Fagelein accelerated in and strike the leviathan first, trying to derive its attention from Johann. Its swift movements made it hard for Fagelein to focus on luring it. Johann on the other hand is also trying to draw the both of them closer.
Seeing how it might be long to actually get them close, Fagelein had another idea. He ran under the Leviathan's head and jump as high as he could to time freeze it. He then hops on its neck and stabbed right in it as deep as he could, counting down till the time freeze ends. And as soon as it did, he once again accelerated himself down the leviathan's body, with his glaive of course. Surely the Leviathan didn't just stood there and let Fagelein cut him in half, the pain caused it to flinch heavily, tossing Fagelein away from it's body.
The cut really aggravated it and now it's looking forward to swallow Fagelein alive. With its attention, Fagelein quickly lure it to Johann to execute their original plan. "Heads up buddy, here she comes."
Oct 27 2012, 11:25 PM
"That's it?! thought Joe. It took his entire force of will to keep in jaw from hanging open. "Are you serious?!
This was by far the worst plan he had ever heard in his life. Actually, scratch that, There was no plan. Joe thought about simply backing out and walking away, until Luci spoke to him.
"We can do this right?" she said, clearly forcing a smile. Joe was entranced by the look. There was Luci, clearly worried about the outcome of this battle, and yet she put on a brave front. Joe could not betray her now.
Sighing, he pulled out his angel phone messaging Fae before stepping onto his own rock which carried him right after Luci
"Better hury up there. Damien's already getting the party started."
Oct 28 2012, 04:21 AM
Sachiko stared blankly at Fae as she spoke, Romeo soon joined in as well and started spouting a few words, apparently he was a reaper now. Well, at least this much was enough to prove that this Romeo fellow wasn't the devil that she had heard about earlier...Then again, this was a wild guess...Could a Devil turn itself into a Reaper for the sake of keeping it's disguise?
The Fae girl wasn't completely in the clear, either, despite agreeing to come, Sachiko was ready for possible dangerous outcomes. She did seem honest enough on the "hungry" part though. Sachiko let out a short 'hum' once they were both done talking. The girl that was shy and reclusive at the beggining of these games now spoke with a more confident, if rash voice. "Here, have it." She stated, hurling the bag with what was left of that food to Fae. She had already eaten her share and wasn't really in the mood to eat just yet.
She glanced over to Romeo. "I'm guessing you don't need food anymore, right?" She wondered out loud before she turned back to Fae. "That plan sounds...Stupid. I don't know how strong "God" is but I doubt a bunch of people who were originally put in a game to kill each other BY him even stand a chance...In all due honesty, my chances of survival are probably greater if I just went with the original idea of murdering everyone." She stated, but then sighed. "...Then again...If what that Clarissa was saying was true..." Sachiko glanced down at the floor, in thought for a few minutes. "I'll go with it...For now. Where are we headed?"
Nov 21 2012, 02:58 PM
(OOC: I apologize being this late with my reply. Should have ample time for posting from here on out.
"Oh Dear! We can't just stand around talking. We must hurry! Joe says it's starting." said Fae putting away her phone.
"Right. We'll follow." said Romeo. "Don't start any funny business you."
"Leave her alone! I'll show you it's this way-" Fae began to head into the direction of the island of God's tower before she heard a loud cracking sound. She looked up to see pieces of the tower raining down, with dust rising into the red sky. "There!"
Fae nibbled on what was left of the food Sachiko gave her on the way. She could feel her strength returning. She was too excited to stop. She led them all the way to the bridge passing right over the small island where God's Tower stood. Her dress was caked with dirt and sweat and smudges, but she didn't notice or care as she usually would have. "The angel we have to kill should be somewhere around here- Watch out!"
The metal blades of her arms burst through the shreds of her sleeves once more as she shielded herself from an oncoming flame. A girl with dark hair walked slowly towards them shooting flames from the outside of her palms. Romeo seemed to have shot up towards the sky. "Who on earth?"*Sigh* Are you serious Miss Fae. The Datalog clearly has this girl's Bio-
"Hush Rubbard! It doesn't matter. She could be a helper. Hey, could you please come and help us with a task?"
The girl said nothing and her eyes were trained on Sachiko. Fae could hear a faint voice coming from the attacking girl's phone. If she were mistaken it said "Miss Stella would like to eliminate you all from the competition now.
Fae reached out with a metal arm saying "Please stop it doesn't need to be violent." She did not see the rather large statue like figure falling from the sky. It took about five seconds for Fae to look up from shielding herself before she could see the giant figure land directly on top of the attacking girl whose flames went out on impact. It's feet snapped the girl's neck first, before crushing her skull into her rib cage and finally flattening her flesh and bone with it's feet.
The Angel was massive in size. A giant golum that stood at least fifty feet tall in stature with feet as big as cars. Fae fell backwards upon taking in it's awesome size. "Yo, off the bridge!" she heard Romeo shout.
(Feel free to link your own battle themes ^^)>
She didn't hear the snapping of the bridge cables but as soon as she realized it, it was too late; the bridge crumbled in half before the giant's weight and she was hurling onto the small island directly below. She fell on her metal limbs before rolling close to the tower entrance. The giant angel had fallen onto the island as well. Here was where she had to make her stand. Where she and Sachiko would have to make a stand or die trying. "Oh my miss Sachiko. What exactly do you suppose we do?" she said getting up with aching bones.Nanicci
The red lights blinked on and off all around her station. The various screens surrounding her with views all on Citadel city were going black. "You're going to need to hit much harder than that to decapitate the Leviathan. Try a few more wacks! It looks like Belphagore is surprised from the attack though. Get him while he's stunned! He should be easy to decapitate. And HURRY Sirs!!" she spoke into her mic before it completely shorted out.
"No! Sir Gabriel! Respond please! There's an emergency in the tower! I need your help."
She could already tell it was no use. Screen after screen shut off in the small square room of monitors. Red lights from above flashed on and off. For once this required action. She stumbled out of her booster seat and ran for her scythe. Something had been trying to enter her quarters for a long while. She knew it was trouble. Since she had been assigned her position nobody was allowed to visit her, she was not allowed to leave her room. She was only to monitor the games. Hard heavy thunks rang from her walls.
Nanicci cursed herself. She was no more than 3 when she died and thus has the body of a three year old girl. She wished she could of at least been seven or eight when she had died. A physical fight would be no use. However she did happen to be the oldest reaper in the games at 67 years. Maybe she could use wisdom as a weapon. The floor was littered with books on hell. She had read through them all five times in the past hour. She already knew who would be coming for her. Finally the wall gave in and through a gaping hole stepped Amos. "Sir! Return to your duties! Mister Gabriel will get you if you don't return immediately."
"So this is the darling little Nanicci. With the little blonde pigtails and all. My you're a little baby." he flipped his hair and summoned his scythe. "If you were more attentive towards the screen you'd have known that Mister Gabriel won't be coming back any time soon."
"Dammit. The sirs are all on their own." She stood eyeing the daring reaper. There was no way Gabriel could be dead. If so then that meant he was coming to kill her as well.
"I'd be more concerned about myself if I were you." Amos said with a nasty smile. The red lights gave him a hellish hue.
Nanicci braced herself with her scythe. "Try me, sir."Damien Peers
He rose fast through the winds. He wasn't sure if his powers were even enough. Hell, he'd be lucky if it actually worked, but it was all he had. Either kill the rest of the players and return to the human world or to end these dreaded games once and for all. There was certainly no turning back now. He gathered all the strength he could muster into one hand and threw it forward once he had reached the tower's top. The was burst open and he leapt from his own enchanted gravel stone which fell ass soon as he landed on the rubble strewn floor of God's Tower.
The air was filled with dust and smoke. If only Joe and Luci were behind him he would have felt much more secure. He walked forward cautious for God's protector, hoping that Gabriel would not have betrayed him. He heard a noise ahead and finally braced himself. The scene before him was a confusing one. The room was tall and wide, with a ceiling that looked endless. A grand silver throne stood directly in the center of the room stained in blood. The body of a humanoid shape had lain face down beneath it and sitting on it now was a female with a wide smirk admiring a glistening silver orb in her right hand.
Damien braced himself. and he could hear Luci's yelp of panic as she landed onto the tower. "What it this?" Damien asked.
He heart sank. A setup? He couldn't make anything of it. "This is what you're after right?" the female upon the throne spoke.
Her tone was cold as ice. Her eyes were white, and her figure was as bony as a skeleton. Her hair was pink, long, tidy. She wore a black cloak and a black blade at her hip. "The man you've killed is there correct?" she asked, turning the silvery orb in her hand. "You were the one's to lay a hand on The Almighty? Butchering him to death while his back was turned?"
"Who's that?" Luci asked. "Did you really kill him that fast?"
"No." said Damien. He was confused. This wasn't what he expected, however the woman stood up, here eyes lazy and focused on the them. "Someone's died but I don't know who this lady is."
"I was The Almighty's protector." She took her blade in hand. It was as thick as his head and longer than his whole body, yet she managed to hold it in one bony hand with ease.
"I am the guardian known as Michael." the pink haired woman said as he cold white eyes examined them. She held up the silvery orb. It's vibe was violent and powerful. "But by right of succession I inherit God's Will. In short I am the new Almighty."
"Are you two ready?" Damien asked.
Luci's hell hounds were summoned up from the ground in an instant. "L-Like, R-Ready." her voice trembled in fear.
The woman holding the orb squeezed it until the glowing orb shrank into nothingness. "The almighty's power, it's inside me now." she looked down at the corpse below the throne. "I now see why you're always so burdened. Allow me to finish the Afterlife games with justice by eliminating these fools."
She stepped forward menacingly. "Fools, come let your new god give you a swift death."
<Random + 31 points>
The giant guardian of God's Tower entrance. It's direct hits are able to kill on impact.
Michael The Almighty
A mysterious woman who has taken the role of God. Her powers and strength are a mystery.
Nov 23 2012, 12:42 AM
Despite Fagelein's harsh attacks, the leviathan still seem as energetic as ever. Blaphagor on the other hand was rather dazzled though, Fagelein saw this as an opportunity to end it quickly. Fagelein tried to lure the gigantic serpent close to Balphegor to execute his plan, as the leviathan was catching up with him, he ghosted through its body and started running in a zig-zag pattern, it didn't took long before he got close to the stunned Balphegor.
The time has come, Fagelein closely observe their movements for the right timing as he felt an adrenaline rush. By the looks of things Johann is ready to strike as well. The leviathan tried for a dive to gobble Fagelein up, but he took this chance to freeze them with his ability. Immediately after he cast his spell, He aimed for Balphegor weather his spell had successfully held them both or not. "Now's your chance to attack the Leviathan! Hurry, my spell doesn't last long!"
Nov 23 2012, 06:43 AM
A change was felt by Johann in the midst of battle, he felt that the city is now giving off a different ambience that before. He thought to himself that It's probably just his imagination, but is unable shake the feeling of unease.
Giving Fagelein a nod as if saying that he is counting on him when they went pass each other and teleports away with point jump to a safe distance as Fagelein activates his skill like they had planned previously. Right after Fagelein uses his skill, Johann rushed towards Leviathan without regards as to whether it is frozen or not. The uneasiness he had been feeling has made him impatient without him realizing. As Johann charges towards Leviathan, he sent his scythe flying towards the great serpent and then swung his now empty right hand from right to left horizontally. Using his skill, "Summon Death Scythe", a series of scythes similar to the one he was holding appeared in mid-air from right to left in accordance to his right hand. Appearing in mid-air, the 6 scythes did not fall to the ground and instead moved into positions that makes it look like they were ready strike along with Johann in the center. With 6 scythes being held by his PK, Johann dashed with full speed intending to dig his blade into the Leviathan's flesh over and over again till it can no longer move.
Nov 25 2012, 07:30 PM
Joe's attention was diverted by the sound of a booming thud off in the distance. He looked downwards to see some colosus landing on a bridge. If his memory hadn't failed him, that was the direction Fae ran off to. Joe hoped that Fae and the other player had made it out already, otherwise this group of three would have no more backup when facing off against the almighty. Now that he thought about it, it was very likely the almighty had sent that thing to intercept thus elminating said backup. Looked like it would be only the three of them afterall.
Finally making it to the top, Joe saw that everyone was already prepared for battle. The foe was a sickly thing lady with pink hair, who held a sword argueable larger than her whole body.
"Oh jeez..." mummbled Joe as he continued to assess the situation. "She's holding that big-*** sword like it's nothing."
Joe summoned his energy sword while he still had the chance. He would rather have it in hand so that he could defend himself in case this next trick failed to work.
"Well, might as well try it," he thought as he attempted to use his sleep powers on the figure before him, expecting his power to completely fail on God.
Nov 29 2012, 07:20 PM
Sachiko watched with a tired sight as yet another person was killed in these stupid games, she had put a single hand over her face to keep the dust from and overall gore of the scene to get in her face, but quickly lowered it. And then the bridge fell. "G-Gah! Fuck!" Was the only thing that escape Sachiko's mouth before she rolled down alongside with Fae, she glanced up at the humongous creature that towered in front of them, with an annoyed grunt, Sachiko started assesing her options. Despite her now being able to summon blades, she doubted that would be of any help against this thing...Invisibilty wasn't going to help in anything either!
"...Tch..." The schoolgirl let out, simply focusing on trying to keep a safe distance away from that angel for now. She quickly started browsing through her angel phone, searching for something she could use...She then saw her last skill, which she hadn't unlocked yet...To summon a meteor...That would DEFINETLY do the trick! Sachiko turned to Fae. "Give me 12 points...Now. Don't argue, just do it!" Sachiko would demand, still trying to keep a safe distance away from the massive golem.
Nov 30 2012, 08:35 PM
Shivers ran up and down her spine. What was this situation exactly? According to the woman the dead figure on the floor used to be god. And now she was god? God's will? She was confused. The flames of her dogs roared before her and without a word she pointed toward the frail woman with the large weapon. "Attack."
Damien had rushed in head on. A stupid tactic in her opinion, but her hounds backed him up on either side. The woman however seemed completely okay with it and stood there, still. Luci felt a panic just as her hounds lunged for an attack.
It all happened so fast.
Damien disappeared in an instant, causing the woman to react by swinging her large great sword in a circle to shield against an attacking Damien from behind. Luci's wolves were cleaved in two and a great rushing wind erupted from the swords tip sending her flying backward. She lost all sense of gravity as the sheer force of the sword tossed her back with the wind power of a violent gale. She heard cracking noises before smacking into a wall of dirt created by Damien himself in a flash. Any more falling and she would have went out of the hole in the tower. Damien fought the female, who quickly handled her sword as it it were a toothpick. She swung it fast as Damien flew through the air dodging attacks and launching piles of rock at her. Each time she swung a strong gush of wind lashed out to erupt the space among her.
Luci stood against the wall thinking of what she could do to help. Damien showed off his powers, striking with balls of flame and spikes of ice. She couldn't imagine how many reapers he'd murdered to get those powers. Spaces in the tower blasted off with the two locked in combat. Luci could tell by the pale woman's face that she was just toying with him. She needed to help her somehow. "Joe, what do we do?"
she asked summoning a few more hounds. "They're both so powerful. We'd need some sort of strategy."
She couldn't think of any other way. The only plan was to fight. Romeo Willis
The giant launched it's fists slowly in the air attempting to catch him, but Romeo was too fast. He fired off explosive runes that did little to no help. He zoomed, zipped and dodged his way around the large creature. He drew out rune knives. They hit it, sinking into the spaces between it's armor. However the large creature did not respond with any sort of pain. The creature advanced upon Fae and Sachiko. He was failing at distracting it. With one last attempt he focused his energy in the palm of his hand and erupted a large lazer. It caught the large thing in the back and made it stumble, but that was about it.
"Shit. This thing some kinda freak or somethin?"
He flew to block the creatures path away from Fae when he heard of Sachiko's proposal. He could hear Fae now thinking over the reply. "Oh dear. Um, well I guess if if helps-"
"Stop! No!" He shouted.
He glared at Sachiko. It was an unfriendly look. "She's trying to manipulate you. It's probably what she did to that Clarissa girl. And she abandoned us. You can't trust her."
Fae stood silent. " Dear...How about if you give me 11 points Sachiko? I'd finally have a second ability."
Romeo was proud of his intervention. Somehow it had not felt like he payed Fae back. He would not trust this Sachiko chick for one minute. This girl had the most points. She was dangerous and deadly and Fae was too trusting. He'd have to watch them both.
"Oh my, pardon." Fae uttered as she frantically panicked, rushing to cover behind a slab of rock a few meters away. The giant's foot had cast a large shadow over them and Romeo hadn't realized it until Fae had. It was slowly about to crush himself and Sachiko with the same foot that reeked of the deaf girl's smeared blood and flesh. Nanicci
It had been decades since she had felt cool wind against her skin. Escaping the tower was easy enough. The disaster she hadn't foreseen was creeping up on all of them and much sooner than she'd wanted. She kept about gliding along the red sky, using psychic energies to carry her atop a blue force field bubble. it was much faster than running on legs that were barely over a foot long. She zoomed through when she heard a quick pitch in her microphone. She thought she had heard Gabriel. Or perhaps Amos had tampered with something in her quarters? The two had destroyed much of the equipment when dueling.
However it wasn't important. She had to warn the other reapers. She had to or else Amos' plan would continue. Bradbury park was coming up and she could see dust rising from the trees. The battle had ravaged the land where the black gate stood. Nanicci released herself from the bubble and landed gently on the ground. She had reached it just in time to see both of the princes of hell hacked easily by Johann's scythes. "Sirs no!" she managed to gasped as the two demons disintegrated into black smoke.
She cursed herself for not seeing it sooner. Belphegor seemed too willingly step within the range of Johann's attack. She saw it with her own eyes. A true prince of hell would give even Gabriel trouble. She should have known it was too easy to be true! He tricked them! All of them had been fooled! There was little to no time before the next phase of Amos' plan would begin. "Sirs! Hurry! HERE!" she waved over to the two reapers. "There's an emergency!"
In truth they were the second and third people in Afterlife to ever know what she looked like.
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Dec 1 2012, 08:02 PM
Joe braced himself against the gale as the Almighty swung her sword. He didn't get the brunt of the attack as she seemed more focused on Damien and Luci. Once the wind stopped, he rushed over to Luci to hellp her up. She did hit the wall pretty hard.
"Joe, what do we do? They're both so powerful. We'd need some sort of strategy."
Joe pondered the options before finally replying. "She can cover the front and the back with that 360 maneuver of hers. She can probably kill us with one swipe of her sword. And even if we brought the fight up close, she can just push us back with the wind, so we are forced to fight at long rang anyway. And worst of all, she's immune to my sleep," Joe listed as he attempted to get a grasp on the situation. "The only thing I can think of to open her up is to attack from the air while she has her hands full on the ground. So get your hounds to attack in an arc or something."
That advice was probably not much help, but it was the best Joe could think of. Not to mention having to fight at long range made him feel useless again, even with his second power. He took out his phone, ready to transfer some points to Luci, to find that the point totals had changed. As regretable as it was for another player to be dead, he was now only 13 points away from the third ability.
"Luci. Lend me 13 points."
Dec 1 2012, 10:30 PM
The scythes went into a frenzy, hacking in to the flesh of the giant snake over and over again. Meeting little resistance, probably due to Fagelein's ability, Johann was able to take down the great serpent. Noting that Belphegor seems to have been taken care of as well, he drops all 6 of his scythes with all but one fell to the ground as Johann caught it with his right hand. The rest that were on the ground soon disappears into thin air. With the defeat of both Leviathan and Belphegor, Johann allows him self to relax for a bit. Leaning the side of his head on to the cold steel of his scythe hoping to ease the headache caused by the over usage of his abilities, he heard a voice calling from afar.
Approaching what could be described as an incredibly short reaper, Johann readies his scythe in case she turns out to be a hostile. His footsteps stopped at the when he had arrived at a spot where the tiny reaper is at the tip of the range of his scythe. In this range he carefully inspects the unknown person before him.
(It's a little girl......)
"Urm, are you lost, little girl?" That was the only line he could think of to say to a little girl who dose not seem to fit into the background.
Dec 4 2012, 02:23 AM
Johann's devastating blow really took Fagelein by surprise, his combination of the two skills was way beyond what Fagelein had expected. The park went silent as the two spawns of hell were slain, Fagelein rewarded himself with a little stretch and sat next to a bush for a quick rest as he tries to indirectly compliment Johann's sleek skills. "Summoning in a scythe shower eh? Maybe I should try it out some time... Nah, throwing weapons isn't really my forte.
While Johann was drawn away, Fagelein has his attention caught by a rose, one which was not withered (Assuming it was a grim place). Its radiant red and its fragrance reminds him of what its like to be truly alive. He proceeds to pluck it and remove its thorns so it would fit into his pocket. Abit of chatter could be heard coming from where Johann was, knowing that no one was around, Fagelein's curiosity led him to find out what Johann is mumbling about.
To his surprise, there is a little girl talking to Johann, her small figure had Fagelein thought that Johann was talking with himself. Johann thought the girl was lost, but Fagelein had thought otherwise. "I heard people use little girls to lure lolicons into traps. You best be careful, she might be another player.
" It felt awkward for a second but he continued pursuing the girl. "Who are you? What are you doing in a place like this? It must be sad for you to die so young."
Dec 4 2012, 12:16 PM
Sachiko let out an annoyed growl after Romeo shouted an interruption in. "No! God damnit!" She snarled back, stomping her foot on the ground angrily. "For the love of-!" She then noticed the huge shadow being cast over her and let out a loud "tch" before she quickly started ran out of there, not looking forward to the idea of being turned into a red paste splattered all over the floor. After moving out of the way from the goliath, she activated her invisibility, she would need to find a way to convince Romeo to work that stick out of his ass and for Fae to give her the points. "...Or could just kill them both..." She mused in her head for a few seconds before she glanced back towards the gigantic creature that was attacking her, she would try to convince Romeo and Fae once more. "LISTEN TO ME! Fae! I don't know what your second ability is but I highly doubt that it's going to be as effective against this thing as a freaking meteor! NOW GIVE ME THE POINTS!" The small girl yelled at the top of her lungs, her bright green eyes flaming with rage, the black bags below her eyes having increased considerably ever since the games started...Then again, I guess didn't matter much, after all, she was kind of invisible now.
Dec 7 2012, 01:42 PM
"A....lol-li-can? Isn't that candy?"
She couldn't help but frown. How could they not recognize the sound of her voice? She even wore fake white reaper wings to prove her status. Yet they only saw her as some little snot-nosed, pig-tailed, child. It was almost enough to make her loose herself, yet they had a bigger situation on their hands. "Can't you tell it's me sirs? I'm the observer of Afterlife! I see all!-well at least I did- Nevermind that Sirs! You have to stop Amos! Hurry, come, follow, I'll tell you on the way."
She may have been short but she had the energy to pull both of the other reapers by their wrists, attempting to drag them along with her. There was no time. "It was Amos who summoned the Seven Princes of Hell here. He planned it before the games somehow. But the Seven princes are supposed to be sacrifices. He brought them here only to have us sacrifice them for something even more sinister. That's why you two have to stop him before he kills The Almighty again and the rest of the players. Who knows what could happen if he finishes his ritual!"
Nanicci didn't want to think any more about it. "You have to help me stop him! Have you heard anything of Gabriel sirs?" she asked. "I couldn't get his location or response."
She could see the bridge and the large tower ahead looming over Citadel City. She could also see the towers large guardian looming by the entrance. It seemed that the players foolishly went along with their plan after all. If the players were all killed the afterlife games would reset itself. They didn't have enough reapers to conduct another game and whoever inherited God's will would probably do away with the tournament altogether, or make a new game. But if they did that Amos would remain, constantly plotting. She could only see two choices. Help the players and prolong this game until Amos was killed or kill off he players and put a stop to his plotting. She favored how Amos had spoken sweetly on the mic towards her long ago. However she also remembered how absent his kind words were in his attempts to destroy her.
"Lend you points?" Luci did not like this. She liked having points;they made her feel safe.
"Joe I barely even have enough to activate my second ability."
Thinking about it, this was no longer about points. It was about survival. It was about getting through this battle and killing the Almighty. And Joe had proved himself to be okay. He'd given her the bread to eat, and didn't fight her when they were trapped in that building. So far he was the only one in these games she trusted. He never once showed hesitation to help her and for that her loyalty was returned. "I'll lend you the points only if you promise that both of us can make it out of here alive. You have to promise me."
She waited to her his reply. Damien did not look like he could keep her busy much longer without help. Another huge blast of wind was headed towards them in full force.
Fae hid looking at her angel phone. Sigh are you seriously considering that after what she did?
Lately Rubbard's messages were becoming jumbled. She wondered if it was because of the bridge fall. She wiped the smudge off the screen and thought for a while. Her angel and Romeo were right. Sachiko's powers even reflected her attitude. She'd abandoned Fae with a bleeding criminal to get food for the group and never returned. She'd killed the most dangerous player and seemed to not even be affected by committing murder, casually returning with half eaten old bread. The girl was sneaky and obviously did not want to stay as a group, so there would be no loyalty between them after this battle. She would probably even kill the rest of the players too and have the points to return to life.
Fae would have given out her loyalty freely before, but not now. She wasn't about to let one dangerous player receive access to all three abilities. Her loyalty had to be earned first. She should have remembered how sneaky most women were in the living world. She should have known. "Oh my I'm sorry. I'll keep my points thank you." she said returning her phone, her steel blade arms summoned. The giant stepped close and Fae ran toward its massive foot striking a few blows. She'd only managed to crack its stone. This large monster would have to be killed creatively.
She could see the giant now, smacking at Romeo who flew about the skies before it let out a punch toward the ground nearby. The vibrations took her off her feet and she went tumbling toward the island's edge. The hem of her dress bubbled and hissed upon contact with the water lapping near the island's ends. "Oh my, it seems the water is acidic?" she asked standing and checking out the damage done to her dress.
A plan was already forming in her head.
Dec 7 2012, 11:17 PM
Joe was not at all suprised by Luci's response. Most people wouldn't think completely rationally at a time like this. Unfortunately he did not have time to explain the cost-benefit analysis to someone as another blast of wind headed their way.
"Look out!" exclaimed Joe as he pulled Luci aside, tumbling as he dodged the wind attack. Joe hit the ground, but managed to scramble onto one knee. No time to be lying down as another attack could come their way at any time. He summoned his energy sword to put something in between him and the Almighty before turning back to Luci. There he saw a scared girl who needed comfort, some confirmation that everything was going to be alright. Just looking at her dispelled any objections Joe had.
"I promise," he reassured her, knowing deep down that this was likely a promise he could not keep. "I promise we'll come out of this alive. I'll make sure of it. Just attack from the air with your fire hounds, and I'll handle the rest."
With that said Joe charged forward, sword front and ready in his primary while his left hand stretched outwards for the Darkness Blast.
Dec 9 2012, 09:33 AM
"Nanicci!? You look far apart from what I've imagine, it must be hard overseeing the world from that...Woah." Nanicci pulled them away hastily before Fegelein could finish, she took her time explaining every detail on about what is happening currently. To our demise, killing Balphegor and the Leviathan only served to aid Amos' cunning schemes. Knowing that he went through all that trouble just to help a jackass made Fegelein even more aggravated and dismayed.
Once again he suggested a plan, though this time he sought to act alone. He thought through it twice before he raised his voice but it seems nothing would have stop him. He puts on his serious face as he voiced out. "I will try to find Amos myself, while the two of you should either join the players or try looking for Gabriel I guess? This way we might succeed in either prolonging the game or taking down Amos immediately. (Besides, I have a score to settle with him.) Any objections?" His plan seemed alright in his eyes, but neither the less he would still have to hear from the other two for their perspectives of the plan.
Dec 10 2012, 05:24 AM
The girl frowned and does not seemed to be too happy about being treated like a child. Still, she seems to be able to hold down her displeasure and started to explain the situation as she pulled the two reapers along.
"You're much shorter than I've imagined. So very much shorter." The headache Johann had gained from the previous battle seems to have effected him slightly more than he expected as he had just voiced out his thoughts unconsciously.
While following Nanicci, Johann turns his attention to Fagelein as he explains his intention. After listening to Fagelein's plan, Johann remains silent for a brief moment before speaking again.
"Fagelein, I do not doubt your intentions and I trust you as an ally. But still, Amos was once your partner isn't he? And I believe both of you used to get along fairly well..... Sorry, I'm not sure how to say this,I'm not very good at these things. Simply put, I don't think you should fight him. Even as he is, he was still an ally that had once fought by your side. So instead of having you facing him, let me face him instead."
Johann knows the pain of having to fight someone he had held dear before and does not want his current partner to experience that. He found it strange. Before he wouldn't have cared about what happens to who. Perhaps he was starting to feel lonely again when people around him starts to disappear one by one starting with his former partner, Lily. Turning to Fagelein again Johann decides to have him do something else instead.
"Instead of fighting Amos, you should take Nanicci and report this to the Almighty first. He should know how to deal with this one way or another."
Johann waits to hear his allies thoughts on this.
Dec 10 2012, 05:37 AM
Sachiko grunted annoyedly and then lashed out. "You idiot! You're gonna get all of us DEAD!" Sachiko called out after hearing that Fae was not willing to share the points, what an annoyance, here she was, actually offering herself to help that girl once more and she just wouldn't share the points...It's not like she NEEDED those, anyways, not if they were going to go with what they had stated they were going for earlier, with the whole, everyone gets out alive thing. Sachiko gritted her teeth, why did they not trust her? She did bring the food back, a bit late, but she did it, did she not? Wasn't her fault if Romeo and Fae got tired of waiting!
Sachiko then realized she was still invisible...And Fae was standing right by the edge of the island, quite close to the apparently acidic water...Just a small push and- No, not yet. Damnit...Just getting rid of Fae would be the quickest way right now...But if what she was saying was true and there was really a way for all of them to make out alive...Well...Sachiko already had the weight of one person on her conscience, two if you consider the baby...It's not like she enjoyed doing that the first time and...She huffed annoyedly and tried to look for cover, using her second ability to spawn her twin blades on her hands. Her invisibilty was wearing off and she'd have to try dodging that monstrosity for now until either the other two came up with a plan or got over themselves and gave her the points she needed to finish this off.
Dec 11 2012, 07:44 PM
It didn't seem like he had faded into nothingness. It felt as if his soul were still intact but he was floating somewhere. His consciousness drifted along until finally he'd felt his fingers twinge. The red sky seemed to be turning a dark crimson. His vision came back to him, focusing on the dirty sky above. Ah, yes, the time in Afterlife sped forward constantly. They would near the end of Day 2 now. It was rare for any game to make it past day 3.
He sat up and felt a twinge of pain. The gaping hole in his chest had left him completely useless for much longer than he'd intended. All of that time he was out, Amos could have told them his plot against The Almighty. He hoped Damien had become The Almighty by now, though he doubted it. He could barely remember the Damien he knew before their participation in the Afterlife games. They both participated in the Afterlife games, but it was back when he was human. Nowadays he couldn't even recall his actual human name anymore. Resorting to titles. He didn't like this system of The Afterlife Games at all.
Hopefully Damien had become Almighty by now, or at least soon, and put an end to these games. The sting of his wound felt cool. He could feel a slight breeze flow through the hole in his chest. It gave him a soothing relief, yet he knew that these games were not over-A new game hadn't been started and if so his wounds would have reset along with the games. Something was happening. He finally stood and floated weightlessly toward God's tower. he could see even from this distance that a hug gaping hole had been blown from the tower's top. Damien hadn't become Almighty just yet.
Good. Fae was beginning to think for herself for once. Ever since he'd met her she'd offered help to others without thought. She deserved this one bout of selfishness. And he didn't trust Sachiko. He threw rune after rune at the gigantic guardian. The most he could do was make it shutter a bit. It seemed to be made of stone- It was a terribly powerful Guardian.
"Hey! Oh, my. The Water is acidic! The water around the island." He heard Fae shout before dodging another stop of the giant's foot.
He gazed at the water surrounding the islands of Citadel city from his view in the sky. It was a murky navy blue color. Once he'd considered drinking it. Now he was glad he didn't. he set of another exploding rune around the creature's head. It staggered a bit but stayed the same otherwise. "How the hell does acid water help?!" he yelled down.
However Fae struck the beast in the legs, failing as the giant stabilized itself. "Trip him!"
It took him a full five minutes to figure out her plan. It seemed like dropping out of high school midway wasn't the brightest idea he'd had. "Genius!" his admiration of her seemed to grown each moment.
"Distract it!" Fae yelled. "We can trip the legs right Sachiko?"
"Whatever." he smirked. "You bi-er ladies just do whatever the hell you gotta do. And I'll just do what I gotta do."
With that he flew full force at the giant, attempting to strike it with his fist.
"Hey! I'm not a little girl to just be taken yaknow sirs! I've got years and years and years of wisdom in this noggin sirs!" Nanicci snapped at Johann's remark.
This was a tough situation for three reapers alone to take on. She realized she'd forgotten the most terrible thing Amos had done before even reaching her. "No-no-no! I object!" she'd stopped pulling them both. "We can't lose any more reapers! We just can't sirs!"
She there weren't many reapers alive last she checked. "We can't just split up without thinking it through completely. I forgot to tell you that he'd already killed The Almighty before he got to me. There's a new one now, but still...Amos is strong, stronger than both of you, maybe even stronger than me-but...One of you wouldn't be enough for him. I'll go find GabrieI...I vote both of you go. We can't let all of our friends die in vain."She thought of Vayne, Lily, Mara, Thora, and the rest who'd died mysteriously earlier on in the game. She thought about Amos' Prince's of Hell. "Reapers are a family who stick together sirs and we need to stick together now more than ever."
She generally disliked sappy speeches, but her three year old body seemed to tear up a bit anyway. "Either way we need to choose something fast."
Her angel phone was getting harder to read. Symbols were mixing, but Chad still cheered her one, convincing her to kill the other players and win the game. That was all he seemed to do. "Like, I said give 13 points." she repeated at her phone.
YEa% Ok#Ay baB*e. Th&E De%*Ed *iS d*#One.
She summoned her hell hounds once more. Their flames cracking beside her and commanded them to attack. The two hounds ran and leaped up toward The Almighty. In a twist a gush of wind blew them away once more and Luci was angered. "Again! Attack!" she commanded.
A force like that could definitely blow away any attack aimed at her. Luci wondered if Joe would have a chance to use his third ability.
The wolves regained their blaze and took off once more dodging the woman's blade, but upon biting her limbs, they were eviscerated with a bright white light. "Crap!"
Damien wailed in a bout of pain as his left hand went flying toward her. "Eeek!" she yelped dodging the limb. "This is like, so not worth it. I'm useless."
"I'll finish you." the skinny woman spoke raising her sword. Damien bled, too distracted by shock to fight back.
"No!" she muttered in disbelief.
She wondered whether Joe was having any luck. Now would be the perfect time for him to strike while she was distracted on finishing Damien.
<Luci -13 points>
<Joe +13 points & new ability>
Dec 11 2012, 10:49 PM
Things took a turn for the worse as the party's strongest member sustained a blow from the almighty. However, the Almighty seemed more concerned with dealing the killing blow than defending herself. Joe was not the kind of person to let this chance pass by. He charged forward, shooting the Almighty with multiple shots of this darkness blast, all the while circling around to get behind her. He did not expect these blasts to be all that effective however, as seen by the way the Almighty shrugged off the Fire Hounds, Even if this did not work, at least it would shift her attention from Damien towards him instead. Joe prayed that he had blinded the Almighty though, as he was already in mid swing, hoping to decapitate the Almighty while her back was turned.
Dec 14 2012, 05:30 AM
If Amos is really as strong as Nanicci had said then it is indeed a bad idea to split up. On the other hand, there was no time for them to handle each task one by one.
(What to do?)
Johann kneels down to meet Nanicci's eye level and gently wipe off some of her tears.
"For now, we'll stick together. All three of us."
He decided that it's best for possible the last of the reapers left in this game.
"You were right, losing even one of us in this situation will be devastating. But we'll need to know our priorities and pick our tasks carefully.
Johann stood back up.
"We'll leave Amos alone for now. We should still have some time as there should still be two more of those Princes to deal with. As for Gabriel, we'll go look for him if you have a good idea of his location. But if not, well go report to the Almighty and see if it's possible to form a truce with the players and enlist their help. We'll probable need all the help we can get. Any objections?"
Dec 15 2012, 10:20 PM
What Nanicci had mention left Fegelein wondering even more. Have Amos really changed that much since the last time? Did it all happen within such a short span? Or was he plotting ever since the game started? But whatever questions Fegelein had, he would have to save it for later. Amos may have grew alot stronger since, but Fegelein never mention about taking him on.
Like Nanicci, Johann is suggesting that we search for Gabriel or meet up with the Almighty. It would seem like Fegelein have no choice but to go with either one of the options. He leans against the wall and crossed his hands, letting out a sigh in disagreement. "Fine, lets do all the things you guys wanna do. " He knew that split second that his tone was too obvious that he wasn't really pleased, he quickly start talking again to try and play it off. "But lets meet the almighty first, four reapers doesn't make much of a difference anyway. Besides we don't call him the almighty for no reason." He quickly turns and take a few steps away as he finished talking, trying to hide his feelings.
Seeing how Johann treats Nanicci leaves Fegelein even more uneasy, It felt to him as he was ganged-up by the other two and clearly enough he wasn't all to happy about it. But though he treasures his pride, he doesn't have much of a choice now given the circumstances but to stay with them for the time being