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Subject Post 11Subject: Re: Operation: Shadow Purge [CHICAGO: NORTH SECTOR EVENT] Tue Nov 08, 2016 3:02 pm
The Righteous Guardian
Artist: Jeff and Casey Williams - Song: Caffeine - Word Count: 1323
North Chicago... was this place supposed to be lovely...? Sure, it was in America, which was under demon control, but was it really supposed to look good? Because it looks like a ruined mess currently. A mess of screaming people, undead creatures, and wild reiatsu traces. Such things made Toshiko quite annoyed... VERY annoyed frankly. She would have liked to be able to see Sofia, Niflheim, and herself outside of trouble and actually being able to socialize, or do other things, instead of constantly being thrown into danger. Speaking of danger, some giant ass beast just caused a lot of danger. Enough that Toshiko could feel it from the position she was at; far outside of the Northern Sector of Chicago. Why so far? Well, she was a little late to say the least. She had to prepare her Vollstandig and she had to convince her soldiers to stay behind and only assist her from a distance. She did this because, while they are all capable fighters, she'd rather they not lie in the palm of danger; where everything was going to shit. Luckily, they were providing her with information that was going on in the area due to the satellites that they had hacked into; useful thing.
This meant that Toshiko knew exactly what was happening; or she at least had a good idea. However, the satellites were only able to pick up vague details until Toshiko got there and used her Artillery Configuration's E.T.S. Which would definitely help her in this situation. Hopefully it would do the same for Niflheim and Sofia. But, due to the RCS things wouldn't be all that hard, so, the obstruction field that Toshiko had been informed of wouldn't influence her all that badly; not like it was meant to anyways.
Toshiko was on the outskirts of the Northern Sector of Chicago, running atop buildings, and between them, so she could get to where she needed to get to as quick as possible. At about 200 meters away, or about 650 feet away, Toshiko came to a halt on top of a building and looked on at the giant storm around the Goliath Shell. She also spied Sofia and Niflheim from her vantage point atop the building. She sighed softly and popped her neck staring at the Goliath shell.
"It's a good thing I'm finally here... if either of them got hurt, I would rather not destroy more of Chicago trying to kill you; senseless beast."
She popped her knuckles and let her bag, her spiritual weapon, fade so she may release her Vollstandig without much issues. She fixed her gloves and then snapped her fingers, a grin spreading across her face as the armaments of her Vollstandig slowly appeared and then implanted themselves onto her body. The entire outfit of her Vollstandig configurations were rather skimpy, in truth, but they were effective and definitely aerodynamic. However, that was not to be worried about currently. The wings that were attached to this particular configuration were made specifically for the purposes of what she needs to do. Which, of course, is to provide rieshi for her railgun and assist her. She then reached her hand out as her railgun formed in her hand, being nearly 10 feet long. The gun was buzzing with supercharged reishi and was already primed to fire. A bipod slammed down from the railgun and impaled itself into the building to provide something to stabilize her aim a little. She made sure the thing was loaded properly and then tapped the side of her visor, and initiated her E.T.S.
In less than a couple of seconds Toshiko had already hacked into a Satellite in the area and revealed the presence of enemies within a 600 meter radius around her. She sighed softly as the service quickly located enemies in the area; spotting so many zombies it made Toshiko sick. She spat to the side and then knelt to aim down the scope of her Railgun. She trained the sights on about where the Goliath was, thanks to RCS and her E.T.S., and then spoke to Sofia and Niflheim with the reishi communication they have.
"Hello Captain Sofia, Elect Niflheim~ Sorry for being late. If you need any visual assistance I can send you two some extra visual aid with my E.T.S. I just need your approval. Also, it will reveal the locations of all enemies to us; as long as they don't have a way to hide from it."
Toshiko then stopped speaking and attempted to send Sofia a picture of her winking, of course, the picture could also be sent to Niflheim on accident. She wouldn't mind though, she admired both women enough to wink at them and not feel bad about it. However, she wouldn't worry about flirting or possible perverse actions until after this battle. Speaking of this battle, it was time to provide a little artillery support and shoot this giant ass monster in the face. So, with 3 long breathes, Toshiko finally calmed her nerves and took aim.
She did not breathe at all, time felt as if it had slowed down as she took aim. She felt, and heard, her heart beating as she released the third breath of air she took. Three seconds... in three seconds is when she should fire... Three... Slowly squeeze the trigger... Two... Make sure to not freak out... One... UTE!! After squeezing the trigger properly, and swiftly, a loud shot echoed from where Toshiko was, loud enough to likely be heard in other sectors. One shot was loosed from the barrel of her Railgun, flying at Mach four directly for the Goliath Shell's head. Toshiko breathed again and then fired once more, this shot flying at mach four as well; going towards the Goliath's center of mass. One more shot. She fired a third time from her Railgun, now aiming at the sword arm of the Goliath; to either disarm it or send it's arm way off target. However, after that she sighed softly and rubbed her shoulder. Even if all of her qualities were effectively increased seven-fold; the recoil from the railgun still hurt some. It was a gun firing supercharged reishi bolts at Mach 4, that was bound to hurt a lot if she wasn't careful. But, she always was luckily; especially when she is firing a Railgun that could easily cause a human to explode just from being hit by the round. After firing those three shots she spoke to Toshiko and Niflheim again.
"If either of you didn't hear those shots, I would be seriously surprised. Anywho, if my shots land, which they should, you may have a chance to attack... don't be surprised if I have to deal with zombies over here; this thing's kinda loud."
She sighed softly and made sure to keep constant contact with her two colleagues. Well, more than colleagues... friends? Well, she wasn't sure at this point. She knew Sofia was her friend from so long ago, but, Niflheim? She was both her boss and leader, so, that one was a toss-up. She shook her head and then returned to aiming down the scope of her Railgun, her right eye peering down the scope as she also kept sharp track of the enemies around her. This little shit was up against two captains and the Elect of the Vandenreich. In Toshiko's mind, the thing didn't stand a chance. It was time to cleanse Chicago and kick this monster's ass. Toshiko couldn't wait to test her Railgun on this opponent more. Hopefully it would get a little more interesting though.
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Subject Post 12Subject: Re: Operation: Shadow Purge [CHICAGO: NORTH SECTOR EVENT] Tue Nov 08, 2016 8:12 pm
Song: N/a STUFF - Artist: N/A STUFF - Words: N/A
There were a lot of things that were going wrong. One, the city was being overrun by seemingly undead monstrosities that seemed to be devouring and pillaging and eating and conceivably farting all over the place. Two, someone though that Chicago might be a nice city if it weren't for all the ravenous corpse monsters. Chicago was basically Detroit if it occasionally remembered to brush its teeth. That was the most flattering Chicago would or could ever be. Sprache had learned that from the host of comments on the thing called the internet. It was an absolute wealth of knowledge that Sprache was informed was unequivocally true at all times and it had been clear and in no uncertain terms that if Detroit was America's Cesspool, Chicago was America's President Trump reincarnated. So for all intents and purposes he supposed things weren't so bad here. They could be worse, none of the zombies looked like they spent eight years imbibing nothing but cheetos, so that was a plus.
Sprache had arrived with the Jagdarmee, but it was pretty clear that he was not a member. For one, he didn't get the membership badge, so everyone knew he was adopted and his parents didn't love him. For two, When Sofia issued her orders and rest of the troops she brought with her broke off to follow whatever it was she said, Sprache was decidedly immobile. He had taken up a seated position against the wall and had taken out the one acquisition he had to his name apart from his clothes and glasses, a small sketchbook and a pen, seemingly ignoring what the rest of the Quincy were doing around him as he drew in the small book with a soft smile on his face. His drawings were always considered strange, always considered odd, always considered to be ridiculous coincidence, but they didn't seem to really require much thought on Sprache's part. Ever since that night in the woods he started to think his drawings might be more than him drawing what came to mind, but up until now everything had just been a coincidence. He wondered if what he drew next would come true too.
Then many things happened at once. A large monster infected by the pathogen erupted on to the scene and for once, erupted was the proper verb. The creature made its presence known by leveling a healthy chunk on the city, relieving Chicago of multiple city blocks just by moving it's lumbering limbs around. The giant monster zombie girl, who Sprache would now refer to as Berta, was not going to go unmolested for long it seemed. The combined forces of estrogen soon came to a head. He knew the energy signatures he felt, vaguely, all three were in the concert hall so he had felt them before, and he knew that the second they did start moving they wouldn't exactly have much respect for the likelihood of collateral damage. Even if they did espouse that desire to protect and grow humanity through their actions, they were beings who dealt in firing light stocks of increasingly more dangerous potency. He could feel the creature they had lined up against and, individually, they did not match up. Collateral damage was going to happen, how much that mattered when half the populace could not longer be considered alive was a little more up for debate.
When the third piece acted, a small grin came to Sprache's face. It wasn't from the actions of his Quincy compatriots, they had all been pretty predictable in their actions, what was amazing was how the their Necrotic foes were behaving. The marvel that they managed to create a giant Zombie was impressive enough on its own, but in addition to that they managed to develop an actual sort of group intelligence. He doubted the individual creature was especially intelligent, but when they functioned as a group they identified the one weakness that their major opponents in the area had. They were, by nature split up. That was a great weapon against one opponent, it was a horrible weapon against many. Understanding such a tactic should have been impossible for creatures that existed solely by reanimating a dead person as a host. They had grown beyond the kind of scope that whatever engineered these things could have possibly hoped for. He was undoubtedly rather proud wherever he was. And as the final projectile hurtled toward the giant creature, the zombies who had kept to the perimeter immediately turned and sprinted, surprisingly quickly, straight toward the position of the final shooter, toward Toshiko. He supposed it was time for him to do something.
Sprache set the sketchbook down on the ground and sprung to his feet, the grin on his face widening as he tore off after the couple dozen zombies that streaked down the streets, ignoring any survivors that they would, typically, not bother ignoring. Sprache decided to ignore them too. They zombies were quick, they were far faster than your typical human and closing the distance to the sniper would not take long for the horde, or it wouldn't if they weren't headed off. Sprache picked up speed and moved toward one of the nearby buildings. Channeling Reishi to his feet, the man took off up the side of the building to the roof and then, in one impressively quick dash, vaulted himself over the other end. Soaring through the air and finding his target, Sprache landed his feet right on one of those sprinting Zombie's shoulders. A sickening crunch could be heard through the area as Sprache gripped the creature's neck with his ankles and twisted, snapping its dilapidated neck. It wasn't done being used yet though. As its body collapsed under Sprache's weight, the man leaned backward and pushed his feet forward against the corpse's shoulders, grinding them against the cement as his momentum carried the two of them forward, surfing on the zombie as he raised his hands as the quintessential sign of the Quincy(so punny) formed in his hands. Two arrows were fired in quick succession as Sprache chased down the zombies, surfing upon their friend and picking them off as he went, each arrow being sure to pierce the heads of the creatures. Of course, he wasn't really sure if zombie myths from the twenty-first century really applied to these things, but he would be damned if he didn't take the necessary precautions. One of the creatures must have heard his friends dying...again...and turned to face the tobogganing Sprache and stood directly in his way. The man leaped off his ride, the re-corpse crashing in to the zombie's legs as Sprache twisted his body backward, flipping backward as his next arrow leveled itself off mid flip. A soft release followed by a very satisfying, if imaginary, "thunk" as the arrow went through the back of the unbalanced Zombie's head.
Sprache skidded past one of the groups of twelve on his landing, causing the collective group of undead to pause for a moment. The aura around the man had changed, now glowing a faint blue as his skin adopted a similar azure tint. He had taken down four of the twelve, that left eight to go. They had acknowledged he was a threat, amusing. They moved as a group, it was sloppy, lacking tactical proficiency, but they were at least developing a certain sense of cohesion. Impressive progress. Sprache threw a heavy hammer blow to the first one that transgressed upon his space, dropping the creature quickly before jumping back toward another large building, catching himself with his back to the building as the others raced him down. Another limb came in, Sprache caught its wrist in his hand and violently jerked it down as a heavy elbow crashed down on to the creature's ulna and another sickening crunch echoed through the city as Sprache had ripped the creatures arm clean off. He then proceeded to smack him in the head with his own arm, dropping another down as he pushed off the side of the building, clotheslining another encroaching zombie as he followed behind his compatriot, breaking both his captured arm and the enemies head with his extra limb lariat. The next zombie dove for his face as Sprache leaned back, the energy around his hands again as he limbo'd under the zombie projectile, firing a decisive shot up through the creature's nose as it crashed in to a heap on the ground. Another dove for him and with his backward moment Sprache rolled back, delivering a heavy double footed kick to the creature's gut and rolling backward, throwing the monster hard in to the building behind him.
He rolled back to his feet, a soft sigh escaping him. With the form he was in, he had to try way too hard on these ones. The man's aura was shifting, from blue to a vibrant green, almost like he was a walking jungle. As the final three encroached, Sprache lifted his leg and threw one vicious roundhouse across his body, the foot violently crashing through all three heads at the same time, as if Sprach was sick of writing about killing them as he finished clearing out the group of monsters. The man's foot set back down to the ground as his eyes scrolled toward where the shot came from. There was at least one more group of twelve heading toward Toshiko's position. He better get going. Sofia and Milfheim were probably fine...probably.
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A unit was beginning to form in order to combat the mass prowess of the Goliath Shell Zombie. It was becoming aware of this because of the fact it still retained it's intelligence and sense of self. Therefore, there were roughly five unique energy frequencies buzzing about the area which did not seem like civilizations, nor were they among Shadow Fall or the infected. Hence, it kept track of where these energy signatures were coming so that it could share it's information through it's network of the infected and to keep tabs on where these fighters were coming from. As, unknown to them, The Goliath Shell created a telepathic system through it's demonic bonding in order to share visual information in order to discern where all of the combative Quincy would remain on the field and what was going on in real time.
And it is what allowed the creature to otherwise maintain a sense of understanding of where the disk of energy Sofia had launched at was going to go. Ergo, with this knowledge, The Goliath shell held out it's right palm and directed a sum of Death Energy towards it. It was utilizing this energy in order to tap into it's breakdown capacities. As, with this metaphysical function, it could otherwise decay the momentum of the object in order to cease it's pace. Then, when it's movement was nulled, all The Goliath needed to do was have the energy associated with the disk crumble in on itself as this corrupting energy destroyed the core of the attack to make it implode on itself.
[Spoiler of her sword]
» Devas Judgement: Devas Judgement are the two blades that the Goliath Shell tends to wield while in combat. They are roughly twenty two meters in length and have the same material as a Zanpakutō in terms of its durability. Therefore, they carry a lot of weight with them as these blades each weigh two hundred short tons. Therefore, Devas Judgement in its own physical right is capable of great destruction. It is able to wipe out entire city blocks with relative ease due to its size. However, since each of these blades have Neoveta's crafting in them, they are connected to her body. By this link,the material on them is harmonized with her Demi Force and that makes the blades profusely powerful even against Captain-Class characters. With a single sword strike, she'd be capable of plowing through rows of ceros and there are three layers of defense to burn through until the blades have finally shattered.
In fact, it is even possible for Devas Judgement to shatter straight through supernatural attacks with this influence. For instance, if someone were to distort the space around the Goliath Shell, it would be possible for it to use Devas Judgement to try and break it through raw force. By focusing on the target at hand, the impact can be converted into a negating force to attempt to either neutralize the energy particles of the attack OR lower the potency of the attack. So in the case of the latter, if Devas Judgement were unable to stop something such as being sealed within barrier; she could try and keep attacking it to make cracks within its defense to eventually break it after enough power strikes. Therefore, these make for quite the potent tools against physical and metaphysical combat.
However, there is a catch to all of this. Since the Goliath Shell itself isn't on Neoveta's level, it can be difficult for her to wield this weapon. This is because each time she makes contact with the weapon, it passively drains away her physical and internal energies until she is forced to seal away the weapons. Therefore, when it comes to utilizing the weapons, The Doll prefers to use them in quick burst of destruction between one and three post to get the job done. For that amount of time should be suitable for her to achieve whatever carnage it desired. There is generally a two to three post cooldown before she is able to use them again.
Thus, they were going to learn just how raw the strength of The Goliath was. As by the time that Niflheim arrived, The Titan swords were raging with a great deal of physical might and demonic power from it's infection. Hence, when it collided with the hyper sonic arrows, it would manage to otherwise knock them away into the distance and towards the direction of Sprache. In this scenario: the sword of The Goliath Doll would act as a bat and the projectiles Niflheim would reflect and bounce off her weapon towards the direction of the lone quincy at mach five speeds.
And even as Niflheim continued her assaults, the debris exploding upwards towards The Goliath Shell would be eradicated by her swords intense heat; melting them before they had a chance to cease it's movement. By this time it should become increasingly obvious that this creature was not one which was going to go down so easily. As despite being caught up in a storm which otherwise made it hard to discern where Sofia and Niflheim were, it was smart enough to understand that it would be wise for it to get out of it's range of effect.
Therefore, The Goliath Shell used it's immense physical strength in order to toss itself upwards in the air by one hundred meters within the time span of a half second. As, while it was massive, the creature seemed to have no problems moving swiftly in a single direction. For it was estimating that it would be difficult to move about within the city unless it destroyed everything in sight. So by this logic it would seem that taking flight towards the air would be to it's advantage for the time being in order to gain a greater scope of where this battle was going.
It is why if Niflheim decided to pursue the Goliath Shell, she would be met with a rude awakening as it was ready to unleash another wave of melting demonic energy from it's backside. If she was within twenty meters of this creature, she would find herself suffering immense burns, a lost of two to three percent of her energy from the damages and the force of the energy could potentially send her flying back towards the earth at Mach two speeds.
Nevertheless, despite it's efforts, one arrow managed to pierce The Goliath Shell's backside and erupt within an explosion which took away roughly two percent of it's energy from the attack it suffered. There were burns and smoke coming from her body, but it did not same to have a vast effect because of the fact her body was extremely reinforced by it's physical durability and dense demonic energy acting as armor for it at the moment. All of the other arrows by this point can be assumed as to have been vaporized.
Meanwhile, the remaining zombies within the area were beginning to transmit data that a great power was being summoned in the distance. One which could otherwise prove to deal a fair amount of damage to the Goliath Shell. It was a power which she had sensed roughly six hundred meters away and it seemed to be intent on giving the infected a hard time. Therefore, by the time that the railgun was fired off from Toshiko, The Goliath Shell would have formed at least one meat shield to otherwise take the brunt of the attack.
As the shot which was aimed at her head would have been absorbed by a living sacrifice for the most part. Since while this creature was able to absorb a good deal of the impact, there were still shockwaves from the burst of power which otherwise managed to knock The Goliath Doll off her center of balance. So it is during this movement that the second shot had managed to take some kind of effect on the doll. For the railgun shot at her center of mass managed to hit, but only after having roughly half of it's effectiveness devoured by The Goliath Shell's DE Field.
This decaying effect from her Death Energy would be her saving grace as it managed to prevent her from suffering critical damage. There was roughly five percent of the creature's energy sensed leaving her from the attack, but it wasn't out of the fight just yet. By the time that the 3rd blast came, The Goliath Shell used automatic reflexes in order to otherwise time her attacks correctly. Since this next attack was aimed at her sword, it used it's enhanced instincts in order to redirect the motion of the railgun back towards the person who aimed it. This could be possible by her demonic energy acting as a parasitic agent in the metaphysical sense.
By possessing her attack, it could amplify it in strength two and half times and send it back at Toshiko at Mach Seven speeds. If this event happened, the burst of energy would turn crimson in color and have enough impact force behind it to destroy a three hundred meter range of effect. This means that most of the area around The Quincy would be reduced to a wasteland and it could cause heavy damage because of the empowered strength of The Goliath Dolls attack. The resulting eruption could perhaps even spread as far as to the distance where Sprache positioned himself; as the attack was that chaotic.
So, with that being said, it was no wonder that The Goliath Shell's right arm was beginning to bleed from the impact of that attack. It sustained further damage because of the fact the force generated out of the speed of the railgun had managed to travel through the blade and into her limb. Causing a burning red fluid to gush down and melt whatever was standing beneath it. As this creature's blood could burn through steel with relative ease and it was not ease to be near it when it was bleeding. However, it showed that their attacks were having an effect as The Goliath Shell now felt it needed to be more on guard than ever.
Therefore, the creature saw fit to otherwise unleash a burst of black energy downward towards the direction of Sofia and Niflheim. It expanded in fifty meters in every direction and would prove to be hard to dodge. Hence, The Goliath Shell did not intend to give them that luxury. As, before it would come down to the earth, The Infected Titan would seek to have it erupt over a two hundred meter radius around them. This would hopefully blow away the storm in the process, but also spread the corruptible influence of her Death Energy to begin draining and sucking away the energy, durability and effectiveness of their attacks from the two ladies.
Eventually, this draining field of effect would spread for four hundred meters away from the impact sight and hopefully influence most attacks and people caught up within it. Meaning that there was an infected zone of decay within the center battlefield where The Goliath Shell was fighting the two quincy whom were positioned at the front. Many caught up within it that were not the infected would begin to feel sick. Headaches, dizziness and a sense of confusion may wash over them. While two to ten percent of their energy may leave them for every post they are within this "dead zone". This is dependent upon their durability, tier differences and abilities. Additionally, attacks may suffer the effect and may see their effectiveness reduced anywhere from ten to twenty-five percent.
Hence, it made sense for The Goliath Shell to embed herself within this dead-zone and begin building up more Death Energy to intensify the effects over time to make herself a stronghold in this fight and make it further difficult on the opponents after having pushed her to this extent. As The Goliath was getting a sense of what these creatures were capable of and it was beginning to come to the conclusion that it needed to swiftly put a stop to their antics before it was too late.
In one raspy breath, The Goliath Shell seemed interested in seeing what these Quincy would do now. So she challenged them to advance to her and would await to see the results of her attacks on the area around her.
Subject Post 14Subject: Re: Operation: Shadow Purge [CHICAGO: NORTH SECTOR EVENT] Sat Nov 12, 2016 4:42 pm
[PLAY POSTING MUSIC]
THE QUINCY PRODIGY
Artist: Lindsey Stirling - Song: Transcendence
Her own inner hunch had been well founded. The beast was not only clever but immensely more powerful than she was initially led to believe. Despite her efforts and her carefully planned strategy, the disk created through Engelscheibe had not managed to hit its target. Regardless of her attempts to use her ability, The Melody, to enhance the chances of it connecting, an ulterior force had been at play. Instead, Engelscheibe had seemed to slow down before caving onto itself, creating an explosion that was both surprising yet beautiful nonetheless, however contrasting to the dreadful look of her surroundings. The outcome made the prodigy question what sorts of abilities the titanic being kept largely stowed away from them. It was impossible to figure out the details of such skill but the hints provided were enough to make assumptions based on what was witnessed. However right or mistaken she might have been about her hunches would likely be gambles she would need to weigh in and balance, in careful assessment to down the demonic entity.
In some way, the ability managed to slow and break down or eat away at Engelscheibe. It didn’t seem to be a wall or a kind of barrier as she would have been inclined to believe her technique would have sliced through it effortlessly had that been the case. The question remained as to whether she possessed an acid like ability or the means to break down energy. Regardless however, Sofia would keep her guard up and remain extra cautious. There was no reason to believe the demon’s ability was limited to only acting up against spiritual forces. Most likely, it could also have an effect on spiritual beings. That however, was a gamble she was not willing to stake her life on at the time. Despite it, perfection did not exist in anything. Even beings who clamored and boasted about being god-like suffered the flaws and disadvantages of imperfection. The ability shown by the beast and the results of its use seemed to be without flaw, but Sofia knew otherwise. As a musician, she was well acquainted with the trek and struggle in creating a musical art that was as close to perfection as possible. However, even for her, an individual who was known and praised for her prodigious musical skill, she was far from perfection. As the battle ensued and its climax inched closer, the ebony hair lady would continuously make attempts to force the demonic titan to make a mistake until the fated one which would likely seal its end.
”Proud to be fighting alongside you, both.”
The mental words were meant to be directed at both Niflheim and Toshiko, the latter whom had just arrived onto the field. The battle was about to become all kinds of interesting with the trio amassing their skills in unison to rid the city of the dark intent of the demon. Despite the incurred distance among them however, the three would be able to talk to each other telepathically with ease thanks to the construct and benefits awarded by the reishi convergence systems they were a part of back in the City of Light. Before Sofia could say anything else however, she received a rather strange and oddly timed mental picture.
W-was that a wink… she thought to herself, widening her eyes in shock as a an expression of bewildered confusion overwhelmed her.
It didn’t take long to figure out who had done so however. It would have been difficult to assign fault of it to Niflheim, so the only logical choice was her good perverted childhood friend, Toshiko.
”Not the right time Toshiko,” she grunted in her mind as she watched a plethora of the infected run in numerous locations seemingly without orderly reason or intent to do so.
Toshiko was an interesting and integral part of Sofia’s life. She was a childhood friend that was both unlike her as far as personality and drive, and very much alike in terms of talent in different fields like her. Above it all, she was a dearly beloved friend, just as Niflheim was slowly becoming not just someone Sofia respected and trusted, but someone she could eventually truly come to call a good friend. Though she was pleased with Toshiko’s arrival, easily noticeable through the smile of amusement and gratitude she displayed, there was also a very clear uneasy look to her expression. The nature of the uneasy look however would be unclear to most besides Toshiko, perhaps, maybe Niflheim. There were very little chances Toshiko would allow the pervy side of herself show too much during a battle where their lives hanged by a thread, but the memories of events of the past were recollections that made Sofia stop, think, and take a subconscious and metaphoric step back.
”Niflheim, Toshiko, please limit your use of communication to strictly necessary information. The enemy is unruly and unpredictable, and the abilities it possess, largely unknown. We can’t risk plans being foiled by unnecessarily discussed information.”
As a celebrity in the social levels that had any interest in music, she was aware of the term every mic is a hot mic. Even when people were not listening, if something had even the slightest possibility of being heard, one always had to assume that it was. As such, it was best to be cautious about what was shared around a beast whose full extent of power was largely unknown. The three knew each other enough to be semi aware of at least some of the abilities they possessed. As for the rest, they could easily communicate without giving long winded speeches.
Sofia was powerful and talented, but that was hardly the only reasons she had been chosen to lead the Jagdarmee. Each of the Captains as well as members of the Vandenreich who meant something needed more than just power to claim the spots they possessed. They needed more than that to lead, and push the Quincy through new thresholds of development. Toshiko was a gifted prodigy in all technological and mechanical things. Her art, while definitely different than Sofia’s was amazing and beautiful in their own right. Sofia was known not just for her prodigal musical and artistically balanced combat style however. Her love and near addiction to order and balance allowed her to carry on the steady rhythmic tempo of music and battle to most things she did in life. It was that order, composure, and collected persona, even in the face of dire adversity that enabled her to keep her men and her companions sane. Even against unlikely odds, with a titan that possessed untold power, she was able to reflect an expression that exuded a serene and graceful nature, despite how she might have felt within. If anything, it was that serene and calmed disposition that usually allowed her friends to feel at ease and more readily capable to combat the forces that opposed them.
As the trio readied their attacks, the musical prodigy felt a sudden surge in her own power. It seemed to be thanks to Niflheim own abilities. She could feel her body lighter and more nimble, it also felt as if she could create surges of power and damage with her attacks beyond what she could have done on her on beforehand. Likewise, it seemed to enhance not just the offensive but also the defensive aspect of her abilities. In essence, from that time on, Sofia’s attacks and defenses as well as those of the Quincy in the field would see the spectrum of effect and outcome of their skills increase exponentially in the best of ways. With the increase in their energy potentials, the uplifting feeling allowed her to be able to discern yet another familiar spiritual signal among the field. Though she could be mistaken, it was likely Spranche. None of her men would have disobeyed her orders. He however… he was a special case. While it would have been best for him to stay elsewhere, a part of her was glad he followed his own rebellious nature through. The unique set of skills he possessed were odd and unorthodox enough that, if used with purpose, they could come in handy and potentially strengthen the Captain duo and the Elect on their effort to down the foe. His ability was something she still didn’t fully understand. But, it was that odd and currently indecipherable nature of it that made it so difficult to counteract. If he could figure out a way to assist them without dying, perhaps the music in the battlefield could play a different tune, one that was sweeter and largely in their favor.
Thanks to Niflheim’s own masterful use of reishi manipulation, a supernatural storm had been created in the field. It obscured not only their physical bodies but their spiritual signals as well. Whether that truly veiled them from the beast was to be decided, but alas, Sofia could still tell where her companions were. In her case, she believed it was thanks to her own talent with reishi and the ease with which she could pinpoint the areas of great reishi convergence. Those areas were most often where a Quincy stood. Beyond it however, there was the slight feeling as though the storm itself enhanced that notion, allowing the Quincy within it to be able to feel and see where their companions were at all times, despite the potential difficulty of the foes to do the same.
Rather than jumping into the action however, Sofia would await, momentarily to observe the result of her companion’s attacks and analyze the calculated movements and actions of the beast. If she could reason the intent, the notion, and the drive that made her react as she did, perhaps she could discover a weakness or the means to harm her with more ease. Despite having had to deal with Sofia’s Engelscheibe, the surge in the Quincy’s power and the supernatural storm, the titan was still able to face up against the incoming attacks. The plethora of arrows fired by the Elect had been deflected save for a single one that had managed to hit the titan’s backside. She needed to be weary of the twin blades of the demon. They showed to be capable of displaying enough power to smack away the powerful volley of arrows with ease. However, it was interesting to see that one had managed to hit for some reason.
Not allowing the demon a chance to rest, a series of extremely loud shots could be heard, fired from Toshiko’s location in an attempt to finish the demon. The shots were loud enough to be easily discernable but not enough to drown out the sounds of music that still echoed throughout the field. Instead, they seemed to be akin to the perfect addition of drums or some kind of percussion to an already nearly perfect symphonic ensemble. The demon would react quite interestingly to the attack however. Using some of the infected as meat shields, it would guard against one of the shots. A different shot, aimed at the midsection of the demon would end up hitting her, but alas, the damage created seemed rather unnoticeable. It made no sense. Sofia had sparred and trained enough with Toshiko to be fully aware of how capable she was in combat. There was no way her shots had gotten that weak, let alone while already using on her Vollstanding. The situation reminded her of what had happened to her Engelscheibe earlier. Either through the same means used before, or some akin to it, the speed and power of the shot could have deteriorate it, saving the demon from excess harm. There was an even bigger burning question however. It puzzled her why Toshiko’s attack had managed to hit, albeit meekly, when her sharp spinning disk hadn’t. They both traveled at excessively fast speeds. Toshiko’s was a bit faster and was aided by her Vollstanding release. It could have been either because of that, or due to the large amount of attacks the demon was exposed to. Niflheim had not released either, and her power wasn’t much higher than Sofia’s so she had to assume, under quite testable hypothesis, that the demonic titan was at a disadvantage not just with speed, but against numerous attacks at once coupled with the latter. If she were to target the demon however, she would need to make sure to avoid the swords. For the most part, she had been able to deal with most attacks that had been directed there. The arrows had been deflected and the last of Toshiko’s shots had been swung back at her at speeds that seemed deadly. Though the analysis did little in securing a concrete victory, Sofia enjoyed taking in the details and making a calculated and orderly plan to follow. It was the best way she knew to do things. It was her preferred method to learn and master new music and master opponents in the battlefield as well.
While worried about Spranche and Toshiko following the arrows and the shot that had been swung their way, Sofia couldn’t allow herself to be distracted. She needed to trust they were strong and capable of defending themselves. If she allowed doubt to cloud her trust and her judgement, the battle would be lost before it even reached its climax.
”Stay strong everyone.”
When the titan jumped high into the air, the Jagdarmee Captain would make no attempt to follow. Though her analyses had proven useful, she was much too clever to rush forth foolishly. If she got too close without knowing, there was a chance she could end up like her disk or the center of mass shot fired from Toshiko’s location. Instead, she stayed back, Geigenbogen still on one of her hands, further analyzing the details to make the right moves at the right time. As the demon descended however, it seemed ready to unleash a devastating attack. From the location of the titan, large amounts of dense black energy would erupt upwards and away like a volcano spewing lava. There was no telling what kind of abilities the energy possessed or the nature of it. As such, the only real notion she could discern was that it was best to stay away from it, and to attribute it the potential effects she had seen used to weaken the Quincy’s attacks.
Wasting no time, Sofia would use her hirenkyaku, aided by her use of The Melody, to create a sound wave that helped her be pushed farther away from the beast at very fast speeds. At the same time, she would focus, one of her hands being coated in reishi. From that action, an extremely large Quincy pentacle, easily about 10 meters appeared right behind the titan’s back, and underneath the erupting flow of black energy. Due to the nature of the movement and direction the black energy possessed, the pentacle was safe from its effects, at least for the split second necessary to do as it intended. The pentacle was about half the size of the titan, and roughly about as tall as the distance from her head to her waist. The inside of the pentacle was lined up with several Quincy styled blades that formed the shape of the pentacle. Right as it was formed, the edges of the pentacle would break down on its letting the blades fall and acquire a very durable, rubber like shape that seemed adhesive in nature. The swords would drape over the titan. Thanks to Vergeltung, the ability nature, dodging its effects would be highly unlikely. The pentacle was created around an specific and foreign source of energy unlike that of the user, so attempting to flee would have only caused the pentacle to remain with the target as it moved, maintaining its original location. The blades wouldn’t pierce or cut however. Instead they would wrap and bind around the demon’s upper body. They would intend to gather around the face, the neck, wrists, arms and all the way down to her waist. The length of the malleable blades made it a perfect choice for someone as large as the demon. As such, it was highly unlikely that she would be able to move her upper body any time soon. And, should she choose to resist, overpower, or destroy Vergeltung through other unforeseeable means, she would encounter the aftermath of the effects created by the rather peculiar technique.
The Quincy prodigy made sure to make no movement in vain however. A genius in music, just like a chess master or a genius in battle always tried to stay several steps ahead. It allowed the chance of careful planning to be successful, and to create fail safe alternatives should plans go astray. As soon as she had created Vergeltung, Sofia used a combination technique making use of her Zwanzig Engelsblätter. All around her, twenty large Quincy styled blades, just slightly larger than herself would appear. At her whim, the blades would fire off at speeds that were difficult to follow with the eye. While not bullet shots, they traveled almost as fast as the latter. As she created distance between the beast and herself, the subtle movements of her geigenbogen allowed odd and erratic musical waves to create equally odd and erratic movement patterns to the blades. Targeting a few of the blades could be possible, but targeting and succeeding at stopping or blocking all of them would be nearly impossible due to the nature of the misdirection applied to each of them in slightly different ways. Beyond that, the being would have to contend with not only the erratic movement but the speed as well of several blades. And it was that speed that had shown to cause the beast issues earlier. Furthermore, focusing on the rapidly moving and direction alternating blades before it, would render the binding pentacle behind her free to grab and take hold freely. Thanks to her own calculated strategy, both of the attacks had been placed on angles that were saved from the potentially deteriorating reach of the black energy. The swords were fired low enough and fast enough to be able to reach the target before the eruption of black energy descended onto the field. As for the pentacle, it was right underneath the eruption, causing the time for the energy to spew and redirect downwards and towards the giant both precarious and time consuming. Time however, was what the titan lacked, as the calculation had been made for attack patterns that revolved both around high speed and a plethora of movements.
”This is your chance, use it.”
The words were telepathically directed to both Niflheim and Toshiko. If they were going to make their move, the time was right.
Right as the blades seemed ready to pierce however, they would thin and blunt throughout their length leaving only the tips extremely sharp. The much thinner nature could only have made intercepting them more difficult. If successful, the twenty blades would hit and pierce the thighs, knees, and lower legs and feet. Right after piercing however, the tips of the blades would open up in a form of grappling hook, with nigh invisible dense strings of reishi connected outwards into the atmosphere around the Quincy. The combination was done as a way to trap both the upper body and the lower body of the demon through two extremely powerful techniques. Both techniques were extremely dense in reishi and her own reiryoku, so even with the effects of the blood from her arm, they would likely last long enough to allow the team to make their moves. While not deadly, it would allow Toshiko, Niflheim, and Sofia to deliver the blows needed to down the titan.
”Tell ya what Toshiko,” said Sofia once she had created quite a bit of distance, before impaling the Geigenbogen on the ground next to her.
”If we win this,” she started extending both of her hands, ”We can do anything you want next week.” It would be a statement that she would likely come to regret assuming they were able to make it out alive.
From one of her hands, a large conundrum of reishi like webbing in the form of strands was shot outwards. It was her customized technique, Ransotengai: Rengoku. Rather than sticking the technique to an object however, Sofia simply shot it outward despite the likelihood of the attack caving down on its own with nothing to tag itself to. From the other hand however, a large white and blue blast, Schweifstern, would be fired as well. The blast was easily among Sofia’s fastest technique, easily able to cross a 100 meters in a near instant. In fact, the very nature of the technique was to travel extremely fast, trying to avoid being stopped at all costs through any means. However, if the technique was stopped or the reishi and reiryoku it contained happened to be exposed against the spiritual signal of the foe, it would stop and cause its explosion of catastrophic proportions. And, finally free from her calculated moves, Sofia would pick up her geigenbogen again. With it, she would make extremely quick and short strokes with her violin bow. The music that flowed from her could be compared to the perfect fusion between classical music and a semi modern style known as dubstep. Regardless, the music had the effect of messing with Ransotengai: Rengoku and Schweifstern. By its unruly nature, Ransotengai: Rengoku was made of of a variety of webbing strands that spread out in different directions. The energy from Schweifstern was being carried by the latter, allowing both to coexist until the blast was stopped. The music from her ability, The Melody however, only helped to hasten the speed at which the techniques traveled and the distance it covered. Thanks to the unique nature of Schweifstern however, being stopped, specially with the space and range it had been allowed to attain was very likely. Unfortunately for the titan, using her abilities to slow, stop, or try to destroy Schweifstern would turn out to be quite disadvantageous to her.
And so, continuing to play her music, she would move out the energies, strengthen the bonds binding the titan’s upper and lower body, and create a rhythmic and beautiful battle cry that enticed and uplifted the spirits of the Quincy around her.
Vergeltung: A large Quincy pentacle about 10 meters in diameter hovers over a foreign source of spiritual energy of her choosing. Sofia is able to create the pentacle with reishi, lining up the inside that creates the star-like figure with shapes of Quincy swords. At her will, the swords would drop and the pentacle cave down. Rather than cut and injure, the Quincy swords would reveal an elastic nature to them, grabbing and wrapping around the foe in an attempt to hold them down. Vergeltung is a form of retribution for what Sofia considers sins, and it works inversely to what most would expect. Though no one would have a way of knowing unless having witnessed it used on them, Vergeltung is useless if the target doesn’t fight it. Initially, Vergeltung will hold the target down, and dissipate after another post if the target remains extremely calm and still. However, trying to overpower the technique simply makes it stronger and more difficult to be rid of. Stronger or more powerful opponents would likely have a more difficult time unless aware of the peculiar aspects of the technique. Should Vergeltung fail, the technique may be readily used at any time. Should it succeed in trapping the opponent however, the latter will see his physical movements restrained for about two posts. Because of the amount of reishi required to continue to hold on potentially powerful targets, a successful Vergeltung incurs a four post cooldown after use.
Zwanzig Engelsblätter: Before her, behind her, and all around her, twenty large Quincy styled blades hover with the sharp ends of the blades facing where she looks. At her command, the blades will fire off at extremely fast speeds, and into the direction of the target of her choosing. The blades will attempt to stab through the target, but the wounds are minor, almost as if the blades themselves thinned out right before impact. Whether it's on purpose or as a way to conserve reishi use has not been explained by her. Regardless, as soon as the blades hit, the tips would break open to reveal a form of grappling like hook. In essence, Zwanzig Engelsblätter is not meant to grievously injure, but rather, keep an opponent still. The several blades would be connected by near see through strings of reishi that travel back to Sofia. Should an opponent of equal or higher tier than her attempt to break the hold they would be successful. However because of the nature of the hold, getting rid of the grappling blades would result in a very painful experience.
Ransotengai: Rengoku: A more advanced form of Ransotengai, Sofia is able to use her own reiryoku to create several strings made out of reishi to attach to objects or people. Through her own will acting on her reiryoku, she is then able to make objects move as if she held them, as a puppeteer would with a puppet. Likewise, she is able to control an individual by making a certain area of their body move. Unfortunately, due to the concentration required to continue moving and battling on top of controlling something or someone else, the ability is quite hindered. Though she may control several objects, Sofia usually limits to about two, to avoid falling prey to confusion and disorganization of her battle tempo. When trying to control people however, she’s only able to control one limb. For instance, she would be able to affect the movements of a leg, or an arm, but never several limbs, let alone the whole body at once. Just like with the original Ransotengai, the strings are only visible when she makes the initial attempt to use it, but they’re obscured from sight and sensing masked by the reishi all around her and the target. An individual with a reishi manipulation skill higher than her however would be able to sense the exact location of the string after one post of being used. Of course, the limited or unintended movement of a certain limb Sofia controls would be grounds to discovering where her string is attached.
Schweifstern: Gathering reishi around her, Sofia is able to fire a very condensed and powerful blast that seems to itch with the need to destroy. However, though unknown to anyone that has not met the technique before, Schweifstern does nothing unless very critical circumstances are met. The technique has a range of about 100 meters before it dissipates. It manages to cross that distance at extremely fast speeds that are very difficult to avoid. However, should the technique be dodged or misaimed elsewhere it would dissipate effortlessly without even a trace of its existence. However, should Schweifstern come into contact with an energy signal of any kind beyond that of Sofia’s, its contents would undergo a sort of chemical reaction where the blast would stop traveling, and the sudden stop of its kinetic energy would create an immensely devastating blast of catastrophic proportions. Rather than exploding outwards however, the blast seeks to continue traveling as it did before, and uses the new footprint of the target’s energy to feed into it and explode into them, creating highly damaging and devastating results. The technique incurs a post cooldown if it fails, although a three post cooldown is incurred if successful due to the sheer amount of reishi it requires.
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Subject Post 16Subject: Re: Operation: Shadow Purge [CHICAGO: NORTH SECTOR EVENT] Sat Nov 12, 2016 10:16 pm
The Righteous Guardian
Artist: Arrowhead and Zentra - Song: Funkyard - Word Count: 1036
Well... this was turning into a major shit fest all at once. Sofia's attack? It was literally fucking demolished by an energy she had literally NO information on. Obviously it was demonic in origin, given the energy pouring from the Goliath Shell. But, it was something that was not only destroying attacks, it seemed to also be slowing her rounds to the point where they wouldn't damage the Goliath Shell as readily as a supercharged bolt travelling at mach 4. Then came Niflheim's own attacks and countermeasures for out little beasty. Sure, she noticed them earlier, but, it was obvious the Goliath shell was trying to break free of them. And she had also dealt with most of the arrows that Niflheim has thrown at her; all except for one. Strange... However, Toshiko's mind was already working on that as her first railgun shot had connected with a meat shield; great. Her second connected with the Goliath Shell's center of mass; though it didn't create the damage it should have created. Then the last shot hit its mark rather hard... sort of.
The Goliath Shell was definitely clever enough to know 'hey, fuck this person' as it reflected Toshiko's third railgun shot back at her. Much to her dismay, and utter 'what the fuck'-ness, it was flying back at her with speeds of Mach 7. Wooooo boy that would be a bitch to dodge. Toshiko modified the wings on her back so they acted like a jet pack, a fast acting one, so she could get away from the shot flying towards her. However, her faithful elect was to the rescue; hopefully. Toshiko watched as Niflheim slammed into the round that was shot back and attempted to cut it in half so the round completely missed Toshiko. If it was successful, she would sigh in relief. If it wasn't she would use her wings to fly off her current building and move to a safe distance away and land atop another building.
Whether or not the round was destroyed by Niflheim, or Toshiko had to dodge it; she decided that she would have to do things a little more destructively in order to make serious wounds. So, without further ado! Toshiko examined the location around her and made sure to take note of buildings to escape to, positions to take, and areas to cut off. Luckily, most of that cutting off was being done by the giant storm that Niflheim created. However, the Goliath Shell was definitely trying to get the hell out of the area so it wouldn't be contained. Toshiko decided she needed to stop that shit. Sadly, she couldn't turn into a ball of metal and tackle it; aka go into her defense form. However, such a thing may not be a good idea given the energy around the Goliath Shell that is basically destroying everything.
Toshiko sighed softly as she went into a prone position as she had the bipod on her railgun shrink accordingly. She sighed softly and slowly placed her left hand on the side of her railgun. She sighed softly and focused for a moment. Toshiko decided her shots needed just a little more oomph, so, she used her reishi manipulation to change her rounds just a little. She only changed it enough so the rounds would travel faster and be much more focused so the shots would be a little more potent as well. However, whether this would help against the Goliath Shell's defenses is hard to say. However, it will help Toshiko a little with making shots that need to travel to the Goliath Shell faster.
Toshiko exhaled softly as she laid on the ground, but, her train of thought was interrupted as she heard Sofia talking through the reishi communication, she was telling her that if they won Toshiko would be able to do whatever she wanted to do to Sofia next week. Just the proposition made Toshiko blush as a large amount of lewd images flashed through her mind in less than a second. She sighed softly and then spoke to Sofia through the reishi communication directly.
"Welp... I just found a good reason to push my limits even more... You got a Deal Sofia, Hime~"
She grinned and decided to push the limits on how many shots she normally shot, risking the well-being of her shoulder as she again took aim. This time, she aimed at the Goliath Shell's center of mass once more. It may not be the most vulnerable area, but, it would still be rather hard to dodge at Mach 4 speeds. This time, Toshiko decided to shoot 5 shots; going to the limit she can shoot in one post without starting to cause some damage to herself. When Toshiko took the shots she made sure to target the exact same area each time; possibly weakening any defense that could be there. Afterwards, she made sure that her Vollstandig was ready to switch configurations at a moments notice if she needed to. Afterwards, she would also prepare the use of Armageddon; if she needed it. She then again spoke to both Niflheim and Sofia through the reishi communication network.
"Yes, I know, keep chatter to a minimum. But, for the love of god, both of you better stay safe!!"
She then spoke directly to Sofia again, and grinned as she said what she said; though it was sincere.
"Stay safe Sofia... don't let that thing hit you..."
With a soft sigh Toshiko waited for things to unfold on the battlefield. With what Sofia told her, she was prepared to unload 10 railgun shots unto the beast with reckless abandon. However, she knew doing so now would be a poor idea; as it would hurt her more than help. So, she waited, she waited and prayed to god that Sofia and Niflheim would be safe. And Sprache too. She may not know much about the boy, but, she would rather he no die either... Time to win this shit.
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Subject Post 17Subject: Re: Operation: Shadow Purge [CHICAGO: NORTH SECTOR EVENT] Sun Nov 13, 2016 12:01 pm
Song: N/a STUFF - Artist: N/A STUFF - Words: 1520
They were an interesting bunch, a delightful mix of persistence and ingenuity that was certain to prove very beneficial in the times going forward. They complemented each other all to an extent and were all equal parts capable of supporting each other and delivering offense. They weren't without their quirks, however. Sofia, the one he was most familiar with, somehow defied all logic and reason and managed to become even more taciturn and dour when presented with a combat situation. Sprache had just assumed she was already at the pinnacle of Quincy severity and had now learned there were how echelons of growling serious faceness that he had previously believed existed only in myths. Then there was Toshiko, who seemed very intent on setting a record in "sighs per minute." Hanging out around her could lead to the most suicidal drinking game in the history of inebriation. Sprache brushed the few bits of zombie guts off of his opened shirt as large outputs of energy exploded around him. First, Sprache could feel the giant creature fighting back against the energy that Sofia was exuding and fighting back rather easily it seemed. It seemed the one he didn't really know had a little more success at actually damaging the creature, but they still lacked the fundamental tactical knowledge to take down a creature bigger and stronger than you. They kept going for kill shots against a creature rather clearly adept at preventing it. At least they were trying to find ways to restrict it to make those kill shots a little more viable, but the best way to fight a tiger was to declaw it. The thing was too strong to skip ahead to the end of the book, they were going to have to take a few chunks out of the middle first.
As the shot from the rail gun was knocked back at Toshiko as if their opponent was disregarding the "little" part of little league, Sprache took off, darting around the battle in a small semi-circle. The creature's attention was focused on Toshiko's position for the moment and that needed to not be the direction he came from. It was a familiar feeling he was experiencing, the creature was exuding death energy. It wasn't exactly surprising, he knew the energy signature he was dealing with as soon as she showed up and her being zombified was definitely one of life's little quirks, but he wasn't sure that the field was something his associates were going to be able to handle. Especially not long term. They needed to set up something to dampen the monster's ability to maintain such a potent field if they wanted to finish it off and in Sprache's experience, losing a limb tended to weaken someone's ability to output energy not to mention that those swords were far and away the most dangerous thing about the creature other than the aforementioned field. If they could remove those weapons not only was the monster's defensive capabilities and prospects with the Cubs diminished, but it couldn't keep leveling city blocks with a swing either. Of course, Sprache wasn't privy or aware of the telepathic link that the other Quincy were enjoying, probably because Y chromosomes were the devil, so he just had to hope that the others were able to figure out his plan from his actions alone. So he was probably screwed in that regard, but who knows, he knew what he was about to do was DEFINITELY going to get everyone's attention.
As soon as Sprache got himself positioned perpendicular to the creature, he started smiling as he held the Ginto up in front of him, three in each hand as he squared himself off to where the Goliath Shell was positioned. He did an about face, took a few steps back, the grin on his face widening. He wasn't sure if this would work. He was confident that his Blut, that was what Sofia called the sort of energy field that reinforced him, was strong enough to afford him a few exchanges at close range with the monster. The energy had been resisted in similar ways before and he was confident he could accomplish a similar feat, at least for a small time. The idea to try and cage the monster was a good one, both in a literal cage and with the bindings, but the problem with that was that they were weaker than the monster. Bindings and Cages were useful because they were stronger than the thing they were restraining. That was not the case here and that was before the decaying nature of the creature was even taken in to consideration. If the monster actively tried to fight against their restraints, it would get through, regardless of how potent they were. So how were they going to contain the monster in the cage? Sprache was going to lock another monster in there with it.
Sprache tossed the six Ginto in to the air before once again demonstrating his acrobatic talents, flipping backward and landing against a building before shoving off like a swimmer through a pool. Using the extra boost, Sprache hit the ground without missing a beat, sprinting straight for the giant and her ominous field. Timing it perfectly, Sprache tossed a small chip from his pocket toward the falling Ginto, arranged in an order that would only seem fitting in the silliest of anti-nuclear weapon propaganda.
" G R O W T H "
The Ginto shattered as Sprache tore through them, the energy coursing through him in the process. With the chip, that brought the total strength of the word to twenty-six. As Sprache raced down the street with his Hirenkyaku, the man's mass began to rapidly change. He was not normally a small creature by any means, but his modest, roughly two meter height was not going to cut it against something that was ten times his size. So what was the logical discourse to follow to deal with that? Make himself ten times taller to combat it. As Sprache tore down the street, his body steadily grew and grew to the point where each step was a thunderous roar. The monster would know he was coming, there was no way they couldn't, it was hard to be especially stealthy at this size, but it might not really matter if it did know. With everything else the others had thrown at the creature to contain it, it wouldn't be able to move reliably enough to stop Sprache. At this point, as Sprache's entire body was enveloped in a yellow light, as his raw power and anger extended from him, Sofia and Toshiko would not be able to recognize him, and that was ignoring that he was now twenty meters tall. Sprache's energy signature always felt massive, always felt bigger than it should be, but now his presence was absolutely unmistakable. The Sprache they knew was nothing like the one they would see barreling for the Goliath Shell. The speed and strength their friend was now capable of was beyond what most could even imagine that man possessing. This creature was far closer to the one they were fighting than the one Sofia had met in the woods. Sprache broke through before the cage was finished being set up and as the torrent of attacks came from his partners. He didn't need to be hidden, he just needed to be fast.
Sprache moved to get behind the Goliath Shell as it fended off his friends attacks and just after the aftermath of the four Railgun shots fired from Toshiko and taking full use of of Niflheims Quincy increasing aura as Sprache, using the momentum from his run, lifted his leg up and threw a violent kick at the Goliath Shell's back shoulder, where the one successful attack they had managed had landed. Sprache was going to do everything he could with the short time he had to relieve the creature of its limbs and targeting the one that was already wounded was a good start as he sought to dislocate the creature's injured arm. Sprache could not equal the Goliath Shell, yet, but he could definitely rival it in speed and strength and hopefully, that was all he would need to give the others a chance to drag this monster down. Sprache let his momentum follow after the kick, already feeling the draining effects of the Death Energy course through him as he skidded along the ground. His eyes shifted behind a nearby building as he reached down and grasped hold of the base of a water tower, using his now ridiculous strength to rip it from the ground and violently whirl around with it, aiming to hit the Goliath Shell straight in the face with his improvised water wars. He'd petition renaming Chicago as "New Tokyo" after they were done here.
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Subject Post 18Subject: Re: Operation: Shadow Purge [CHICAGO: NORTH SECTOR EVENT] Sun Nov 13, 2016 7:41 pm
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THE MAMMOTH OF THE ASTHAVON
Enter The Goliath Shell プレイヤーにアシスタント
Song: Carnage - Artist: EVA REBUILD - Words: 2790
[OOC NOTE: I will be using a randomizer to determine some of the attacks/counters/defense in Goliath's post. This is not forced and it is not absolute. I am just experimenting with a system in order to have more fun for myself and to keep things fresh with the story/fight. It is up to you as a writer to determine how to use these estimates in your posts and if you want to comply. ]
The volume of energy which was swelling within the quincy was beginning to dramatically increase. It was apparent that The Goliath Shell seemed to overlook the fact that Niflhem had unlocked an ability which otherwise bolstered the stats of her allies within a certain radius. The only questions that The Goliath Shell had were: how long could this ability last and could neutralizing The Snow Quincy effectively cancel it out? In either case, the woman was now on her radar and it was becoming apparent that she needed to be dealt with sooner rather than later.
So, as it's initial creator started to hone into the power of the Evolved Juin Infection, The Goliath Shell took notice of this shift and instructed the parasites swirling about it to activate. What made this strain of The Juin different from the others that had preceded it was the fact that the virus was becoming in-tune with the demonic physiology of the demon population of Chicago. Therefore, it was adapting, evolving and becoming stronger because of how it was mutating and bonding with its host.
However, there was something more disturbing. While many of the Juin could have been assumed to be mindless creatures, it seemed that this strain was also forming their own networks of communication. They were building a social structure and it had appeared that the R3 Shell was The Queen of this particular batch invading Chicago at the present time. So that meant that The Goliath Shell could be considered an extension of royalty within this infected mass. As, on her whim, many of the mindless beast who were considered "grunts" leaped to her defense so that this creature could have a chance at life.
Therefore, the only question that remains, though: how deep was this hierarchy becoming and how far was it spreading? That question would remain unknown.
For now, in response to this trigger that The Queen gave, The Goliath Zombie would begin to hone in on the transformation shift taking place in the Central portion of Chicago with the R3 Shell influencing it's mutation. Most of its vanilla skin began to melt away like acid dissolving anything it touches. What remained of it's pigmentation was a black, coal-like color that nearly blended in with the night around them. The only thing illuminating it was the blood red glow of it's aura and the tribal markings of it's lava-blood beginning to crack open across it's body.
[The Goliath's skin should look something like this]
[Utilizing a randomizer set for 100%, 75%, 50%, 25% and 0%; I randomized the effects of Sophia's attack and it yielded a 0% effectiveness]
Yet, before the mutation could further itself, the Goliath Shell noticed the most hesitant of The Quincy bunch beginning to go on the attack. So, as the swords started to gather out of the pentacle, The Mammoth Sized Zombie grew irritated and summoned more of his corroding aura from the cracks out of his skin. This time a plum of smoke had radiated out of the creatures wounds and sought to turn the blades attempting to constrict it to ash. In doing so, the attack would fail at constraining the creature and visualize just how strong this mutation was causing the creature to become. It was reaching new feats of powers and it seemed unbound as the whites within its eyes became devoured by blackness.
It was only through nothing less of a miracle that's it progression managed to temporarily be halted by the ability known as Zwanzig Engelsblätter. Most of the blades that had stabbed through The Goliath Shell from this fast moving technique had caught The Goliath in a vulnerable time. It's body was going through a transformation of some sort and it was taking time to properly configure itself. Therefore, it was weakened enough to where these blades held her still for the moment.
And it was a brief moment.
[Utilizing a randomizer set for 100%, 75%, 50%, 25% and 0%; I randomized the effects of Goliath's attack and it yielded a 50% effectiveness. Allowing her to destroy half of the attacks and move forward; although slowly.]
The reason being is because the energy which was radiating from the creature was one that was wild and becoming unstable. Therefore, half of the blades which were restraining the giant creature were turned to dust in the wind. Meanwhile, ten of the blades were still stuck in the creature. They halted her movement and she was slowly making her way towards Sofia as it grunted and growled out of agitation.
[Utilizing a randomizer set for 100%, 75%, 50%, 25% and 0%; I randomized the effects of Sophia's attack and it yielded a 50% effectiveness.]
Alas, though, the onslaught wasn't quite finished. There were blasts which were fired from Sophia which was known as Ransotengai: Rengoku and Schweifstern. Combined together, the two techniques would prove to move at incredible speeds. And, while they were fast, The Goliath would have been able to at least counter them in normal circumstances. However, given that she was constrained, the attack managed to unleash a hellish wave of kinetic energy throughout her body. This caused a noticeable amount of energy to leave the creature as it coughed up a bit of blood.
[Utilizing a randomizer set for 100%, 75%, 50%, 25% and 0%; I randomized the effects of Sophia's chances of dodging the attack and it yielded a 25% chance. As a writer, however, this is up to you to determine. Since this part isn't forced, but it's moving at absurd speeds.]
Yet, despite that attack, it still seemed intent on its path of destruction. Therefore, since it had time to recover, the creature would waste not a single movement letting out a hellish scream. This holler into the night produced a shock wave to trigger as her demonic energy ventured through the air at Mach speeds and was aimed square at The Quincy. If it were to hit her, then Sophia may very well have bones crushed, organs ruptured and five to ten percent of her energy forced out of her by the attack being so potent in its attack force and harming her metaphysical strength and durability.
[Using the randomize I concluded that Nif had a 50% effectiveness on the blast and a 75% chance of dodging. How you wish to use this as a writer is up to you as it is not absolute or forced. It's more of an estimate]
And, while this was taking place, Niflhem would be dealing with her own problem. While she succeeded in cutting the blast in half, the one that veered to the right had been totally dismantled and blew away a good portion of the landscape. However, the one that swayed to the left had been redirected by the mind of The Goliath. Since the railgun had been hijacked by The Amazonian's infection, it was beginning to instruct the parasites within the blast to change course and strike The Quincy. Therefore, half the force of a railgun would come slamming down on the top of "The Perfect Shot". If it hit, then the blast could produce enough force to otherwise cause some noticeable damage to the woman and hamper her efforts to keep this area safe.
[The randomizer was used again and it was determined that the winds from the storm had a 100% chance of throwing Goliath back towards the eye]
However, on the flipside, it seemed that The Goliath's progress had all been for not. The chaotic storms of the wind took advtange of her weakened state in order to toss the creature back towards the center of the storm. Granted, it managed to only do just that. It did not seem to take much damage as it got pushed back. The only noticeable thing to occur was the destruction of buildings and road as it's mass body got knocked into the ground. Thanks to its durability, this creature would not be so easily broken by The Quincy.
[The randomizer was used again and Niflheim has a 100% chance of wiping out the DE from the area. However, this will not take effect until the next post. So most should notice a drain, but it will not be contiuned after this post.]
But the same could not be said of the DE infection plaguing the area. The reason being is because the storm managed to expunge the Death Energy from the area and the plague could be felt leaving steadily because of the storm. So Niflheim managed to succeed in this aspect of protecting her comrades.
[The randomizer was used again and The Goliath had a 0% of countering the storm in that moment. Therefore, I'm allowing Niflheim to outpace The Goliath since it's somewhat immobilized.]
And before The Goliath could counter it, The Quincy seemed to produce a force field that was stronger than anticipated. It caused The Infected to briefly fall down on one knee as the storm became overcharged. Therefore, if it was having trouble, the creature knew the remaining fodder in the area would be crushed. (Using the randomzier, The Golaith will save 25% of the remaining zombies from the storm) Henceforth, in an effort to save what little of the infected that remained on the field, The Mammoth started synchronizing it's energy to the survivors of the attacks in order to have them still play a factor. They were devoured by crimson red light and shielded by her energy.
[Using the randomizer, The Goliath should have a 100% chance of negating the storm]
Additionally, while her Death Energy was being purged by the field, it seemed that The Goliath was able to disrupt the flow of the storm in order to negate it. Most of the energy which was being used by The Quincy would become overpowered by The Demon's daunting energy volume and be pushed out of range and canceled out. Giving her a chance to breath once more and recover as she slowly began to stand up as the force field lessened around her.
[Using the randomizer, Niflheim's chances of dodging are at about 25%. This is not forced and is up to you as a writer to deal with.]
After standing up fully, the creature wasted no time in getting back to action. As, within a moments notice, The Beast slammed each of it's swords down on the ground in order to produce an eruption of pressure equal to a dirty bomb igniting. In a space equal to two hundred meters, this damning burst of physical might would crush everything within the zone and induce moderate injuries across The Quincy's body. This could result in her being smothered by the debris, feeling her organs being constricted, breathing being limited (as it would knock the wind out of her) and 3-6% of her energy leaving Niflheim.
But it seemed that these creatures simply weren't letting up.
For Niflheim would have the blessing of Toshiko's attack hitting the creatures mid-section. It caused a noticeable amount of damage as there was now a pool of blood streaming from the center of her stomach. As smoke oozed from gut, The Goliath went straight back into attack mode and instructed her grunts to be ready to deal with the next waves of attacks. (Using the randomizer, the zombies should have a 100% chance of lowering the effectiveness of the attack)
Golden barriers that extended to the height of buildings started to erect themselves. They were constructed in a straight line path that lead to the direction of The Goliath Shell. While they were not powerful enough to stop the railguns entirely, it would take roughly 75% of the stink out of the attack. This would then take the potency and speed away from them and allow The Infected Amazonian to better counter. Utilizing her bodily manipulation, The Goliath formed four extra arms to deal with the incoming attacks; two on each side.
The second right hand of The Goliath managed to catch and crush the second railgun which headed its way. While there was a burning sensation stinging throughout the creatures body, it did not seem to care as smoke surged out of its palm following the negation of that attack. Meanwhile, the third right arm the creature had was blown clean off by the third railgun shot which was fired as it used it to block. All that was left was a bloody stump, but it seemed to be slowly regenerating and it could be assumed that it would return in the next round of posting.
Meanwhile, the 4th railgun blast was knocked and punched straight back towards the direction of Toshiko by the second left arm of The Goliath. [Using the randomzier, it is estimated she has a 50% chance of dodging] If she did not dodge this attack, then there was a great chance of her having noticeable injuries inflicted upon her being. As, in addition to that, the creature opened it's mouth and shot off a blast moving at mach seven speeds towards Toshiko in order to vaporize her and render her smothered into a crater of fire, debris and smoke.
[Sprache's kick should have a 50% effectiveness on the creature using the randomizer]
At the same time, the creature was extremely busy and did notice Sprache approaching her vicinity. So, when she was done attacking, she had anticipated him and was prepared for his assault. The kick did manage to make contact with the titan-sized creature, but it would come at the cost of his leg quite possibly being burned by the creatures extremely flammable energy. It would be as if he was kicking straight through lava at this point in time and it could serve to induce noticeable burn injuries.
However, in exchange for this, the creature would have let out a roar of pain as it's shoulder was still in the process of trying to heal itself. Sure, it had regeneration, but it was rather hard to perform when it was trying to direct it's energy towards offensive means. Seven five percent of its power was being used for defense and offense; so it had little to spare for healing at the moment as it was under a strong strain. It was turning into a troublesome fight for The Goliath, but it was determined to continue forward.
[Using the randomizer, Sparche's attack should have a 0% effectiveness on the creature. And The Goliath has a 75% chance of causing some type of damage to him.]
Therefore, it was able to summon up enough demonic energy towards its eyes to counter Sparche's swift attacks. As from them did two beams of light launch and vaporize the water tower to dust. Following this, The Goliath Shell would move to tackle Sparche with enough force to otherwise level entire mountains at this point and leave a noticeable dent of damage in him. As it would attempt to squeeze and constrict him as it grabbed him. Furthermore, with the lava-esqe blood overflowing from her wounds, and the scorching energy of her demonic aura overflowing in the area, additional burns, and heat-related injuries could be added to him.
And, with her additional appendages at her disposal, The Goliath would use it's three remaining extra arms (her original are being used to hold him; the 4th extra arm was blown off by Toshiko) to begin punching the male at any opening it could muster. Whether it be his head, throat, sides, legs; it was aiming to hit something it's frantic rage. As it was evolving, becoming empowered and feeling the mutation of The Juin empowering it the closer she got to this creature. It was if it was screaming out and trying to transcend in order to face off against someone of her own size. The only question was: could it hold up?
Subject Post 20Subject: Re: Operation: Shadow Purge [CHICAGO: NORTH SECTOR EVENT] Mon Nov 14, 2016 9:21 am
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THE QUINCY PRODIGY
Artist: Edwin Marton - Song: Fanatico
”Don’t you worry. It's just like old times. And just like always, the beast shall fall.”
Although the comment was directly primarily to her beloved childhood friend whom had demonstrated time and time again both an interest and a dependency on Sofia’s well being, it was equally dedicated to the Elect. While her familiarity and friendship with Niflheim was of a much shorter duration than with Toshiko’s, the two had struck a seemingly inseparable bond either through slightly different means. While certainly different in drive and character, as would be evident with the sheer amount of years between each other, they shared one thing in common: The passion to see the Quincy rise from their ashes and reclaim what was rightfully theirs.
While there was no way for her to truly know, the Quincy prodigy found it hard to believe the Vandenreich of old displayed as skilled and coordinated teamwork as her friends and her showcased that day. For the most part, the myths of Yhwach and his elite were known for the extremely singularities of power, each known for their own devastating power and inconsequential tremors at the heft of the weight of their very own existences. At the present time, the Quincy were lucky to possess individuals that rivaled those of the past in power, but that simply exceeded them vastly in terms of strategic planning, orderly conduct, and nigh infallible teamwork.
With music resonating all across the field thanks to Sofia’s own marvelous atonement with her melody, the battle stage was set for the best of combat ensembles. The technological prodigy had been assertive and ruthless in her long range onslaught, delivering shot after shot in an attempt to put the beast down permanently. Niflheim was the means through which the team continuously saw their efforts increased through boosts to their defenses and offensive capabilities. Sprache possessed incredible abilities that granted him the element of surprise, easily allowing him to turn the tides of war so long as his mind triumphed over the struggles trying to keep him at bay. As for Sofia, she directed the tempo of the music in the field, alternating between calculated bindings and restrains, and switching to meticulous attacks like a song that maintained a steady pace before letting its climax hit, or as some said, let the bass drop.
The feelings were unnerving. Even during the heat of battle, even during times when her life seemed to hang by a thread… even when it seemed like victory was ever so distant, Sofia felt excitement. It wasn’t just simple happiness or anticipation however. She felt a cold rush of pure thrill tingle and trickle its way down her back as goosebumps suddenly made themselves noticeable all the way down her arms. She was elated.
Assert that your hunches had proven to be right. The amount of attacks, not just from yourself but from everyone, coupled with their relative speed made it difficult for the beast to erode with its ability, dodge, or block all at once. Though slowly, the beast seemed to be taking quite a lot of damage. And while difficult, it seemed like victory was foreseeable and within their grasp.
Not allowing herself to be distracted, the prodigy would have to find the means to overcome the powerful energy blast that made its menacing trek towards her, spelling and declaring a feeling of dread from the destruction it left behind its treacherous wake. ”Rise,” she started with a smile, biting the edge of her lower lip gently for some odd reason, in a fashion that was completely unlike her. ”Himmelstor.”
From the ground, before her, extremely powerful and dense concentrations of reishi mixed with her own reiryoku began to mix to create a powerful technique. Himmelstor, just like the techniques displayed earlier from her current inability to go into close combat displayed Sofia’s skill and her prodigious mastery over reishi manipulation through the artistic craft she could construct with the energy around her. It was a testament to how far she had gone in mastering her skill and her steps beyond and into another realm and a completely different threshold of power and mastery in her skill.
Himmelstor would look like a towering gate of pure white that just kept rising taller and taller, making the demonic titan appear insignificant by comparison. The technique would have been able to deal with the attack coming her way. The fact that the elect had further weakened it meant her Himmelstor would have no issue at all shrugging off the effects of the blast. The gate wasn’t only tall but it was extremely thick as well. As one of Sofia’s best forms of defense, the extremely dense construct of reishi and reiryoku alloy meant that, though used sparingly, it could sustain and last against even the most debilitating abilities for considerable amounts of time.
When Himmelstor stopped rising, it seemed to stand at an easy 50 meters tall, more than twice the height of the demonic titan. From behind the wall, it was nigh impossible to see what Sofia did, assuming she did anything of interest anyways. Regardless, as was usual habit for the prodigy, her mind had been racing ever since she summoned her technique. In a similar fashion, her feet would race at speeds that seemed to rival the thought process of her mind. The Quincy prodigy seemed to run up Himmelstor while retrieving one or a few ginto tubes as well as a then activated seele schneider to accompany her geigenbogen. Holding the ginto tubes between her ring and pinky fingers, she ran upwards the towering Himmelstor at unreal speeds made possible not only by her increasingly progressing skill in hirenkyaku but also through the soft musical vibrations in the air that were willed to push and propel her on her trek at even faster speeds. While running up the towering Quincy gate, both her geigenbogen and her seele would be angled backwards in a rather aerodynamic fashion as a dense amount of reishi seemed to envelope their edges for some odd reason that didn’t seem particularly important yet.
”Toshiko. Ready. Aim by me, and don’t let me out of your sight!”
Niflheim had created quite the powerful attack against the demon and it seemed to take its toll on her. Regardless, Himmelstor would be enough to easily protect her body from the collateral damage of the latter. Still, Sofia had devised a calculated plan to allow her and her team to not only press on closer to the beast, but inch nearer to victory. Though it would come as a surprise to most, the lowest foundation of Himmelstor would be willed to break by none other than Sofia. A strong and purposeful use of her ability The Melody along with her will over the towering gate would push it forward. Because of the sheer unreal size of the structure, The Melody acting on it, and the vast and dense amounts of reishi and reiryoku that were embedded all throughout the extremely powerful construct, there was hardly a chance to tip Himmelstor back or away from its intended path: down.
As the huge 50 meter tall towering Quincy gate began falling over and forward like a huge domino piece, Sofia kept running upwards its length aided by her amalgam of skills. It was thanks to those skills that she would reach the top in a rather impressive amount of time. Time however was precious, not so much for her, but rather to the demonic titan instead. Not only did it have to contend with amalgam of abilities and attacks from those around her, but the extremely powerful blow dealt earlier from Niflheim meant that, even if somehow it had managed to deal with it, it would have been distracted largely by it. Due to the distance between them and the size of Himmelstor, the latter would be just large and long enough to potentially come down on the demonic titan, slamming her head and upper back under the mighty and hefty weight of the titanic and holy Quincy gate.
Right before the gate would hit the demon titan however, Sofia would jump high into the air, tossing several ginto tubes down.
She hoped that was the only cue Toshiko needed. If she knew any better, her friend would have her aim already on her, most likely on her but… as usual. Regardless, Toshiko was a masterful marksman, and she trusted her dear friend would possess the necessary skill to fire enough bullets, even from that distance, to hit all the ginto tubes tossed.
”Explosion divina, limpia mi territorio. Platzen!”
The words would enable the ginto to explode like a multitude of grenades. The potentially well aimed energy filled shots from Toshiko would only make the explosions even grander. The large blast would not only deliver a powerfully concussive blast to an area of the titan, but further obscure the vision through its smoke-like cloud of dense reishi and reiryoku and to Sofia. Still in the air however, the Quincy prodigy would use the momentum of her position spin gracefully. As she twirled, the seele and her geigenbogen would each fire off two extremely powerful crescent like slashes from the energy that had been harbored around them, Heiling Hieb. Because of the nature of her two unique weapons, the beast would find herself in a perilous situation. The large and wide range of the crescent strike meant that dodging would be almost out of the question, especially under circumstances where Niflheim’s arrow, the towering hit from Himmelstor, and the effect of the grenades among the efforts of others in the field made it difficult to. Beyond it, even measures to block the attack would likely see themselves fail for a few reasons. The nature of the seele schneider made the Heiling Hieb possess its unique quality to separate bonds of energy and reishi, making attempts easier to absorb and cut through. More than that, the Heiling Hieb from her geigenbogen also possessed the latter’s own unique characteristic. As a contrast to the seele, her geigenbogen simply pushed energy bonds away from the blade rather than separating them. It made it much easier to cut, and by extension, granted the properties to the crescent energy slash. The combination meant the titan would be in for an enhanced and painful attack that would slash deep and seared into it causing damage that would be nigh impossible to shrug off and rather permanent.
To avoid coming down any closer however, the prodigy would rush to her closest ally, Spranche. Running up the length of his hand and up his shoulder, she seemed tired due to the efforts she had made. Though temporarily out of breath, it seemed as though a moment would be all she needed to regain her momentum and rhythmic battle tempo.
“How’s it going big boy?”
The question was her attempt to lighten the mood amidst such a dark and eerie encounter.
“How’s it feel to fight alongside a trio of Angels?”
The question was one that didn’t actually merit an answer. It was just her way of trying to calm the titan, or perhaps, mostly herself. Sofia was a being that displayed a still and serene sense of peace and calmness in everything she did. In her mind, her thoughts were always racing in an attempt to remain several moves ahead, but she tried her best to display a demeanor that was befitting of someone of her caliber.
”Look. I have an idea. It may sound crazy, but trust me. I want you to charge it.”
She meant the demonic titan of course. The idea seemed ludicrous. There was a chance Sprache had sustained some kind of injuries so she wasn’t sure he’d agree. If he didn’t, then she’d just have to readjust her plan, but she hoped for his assistance. The prodigy had waited long enough, and it seemed like she was almost ready to pop her wings. It was possible she would do it very soon too. If Spranche did indeed follow along her plan, the two would be able to create a force that could potentially put an end to the fight, but only if properly backed up and assisted by their comrades as well.
Himmelstor: A towering gate about 50 meters tall is erected in front of Sofia. The wall is largely bare, seemingly constructed out of pure white reishi, with nothing but an embossed Quincy pentacle right at its center. Himmelstor is meant to be Sofia’s attempt at an extremely efficient form of defense. Several meters thick and embedded with a lot of reishi as well as her own reiryoku, she’s able to hold off attacks from beings up to a tier higher than her without the wall being destroyed. For the most part, the wall is able to sustain and control damage for up to two posts after use before dissipating. However, while Himmelstor would be able to stop an attack from at most, an individual two tiers above hers, the technique would cave down right after cancelling the attack. Regardless, because of the powerful needs of such a construct, Himmelstor is subject to a three post cooldown after use.
Heiling Hieb: [passive] By continuously gathering reishi around her weapons, Sofia is able to either thrust or swing one of her seele schneider or her geigenbogen resulting in a reishi blast being shot. Thrusting would result in a blast that’s destructive in nature but with an emphasis on its piercing and concussive capabilities. Likewise, when slashing, the ability surrenders its concussive and piercing abilities for the chance to slash through the sharp crescent wave of concentrated reishi. Since Sofia is able to fire arrows through her bow, she delegates the use of this technique usually for the times when she’s strictly using her blades.
Platzen: By tossing a Ginto tube, Sofia is able to detonate it at will to act as a powerful reiryoku grenade. Tossing two Ginto tubes at once makes the blast much stronger. However, should a third tube be added into the mix, she’s able to use the latter to create an after effect to the explosion where the target is encased in bindings of dense reishi. However, using an explosive ginto with trapping after effects takes concentration and she must be still to use the more complicated version. "Explosion divina, limpia mi territorio. Platzen."
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Operation: Shadow Purge [CHICAGO: NORTH SECTOR EVENT]