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Well this had turned into one mighty shit storm in just a couple of seconds. Sure, Toshiko's shots landed, made their mark, but the damage caused wasn't too extensive; it's midsection was only bleeding after all. Most times that entire area would have been blown off by the railgun shots; creating a nice gaping hole in the enemy. However, the Goliath Shell was such a durable bitch that Toshiko's shots were only creating medium amounts of damage. Seeing this would make Toshiko curse under her breath. She was hoping she could keep her distance as to preserve energy, but, such a thing wouldn't happen. She shook her head as she continued to stare down her scope, watching what Niflheim and Sofia were doing. While looking down the scope she noticed that Niflheim was buffeted rather roughly with rocks and debris. She cried out to her through the reishi communication.
"N-Niflheim!! Are you okay? I saw that rock fly into your rib cage... Please take better care Ma'am..."
Toshiko sighed softly and then resumed keeping an eagle eye on everyone through her Railgun; especially Sofia. She soon noticed though that the Goliath set up defenses to block her shots or slow them way the hell down until they meant nothing; now that's annoying as fuck. Toshiko groaned a little at that until she heard Sofia in her mind; speaking to her. Sofia's words did help a little, hell, it was nice to just hear her voice for Toshiko; she always had such a musical voice... She was right though. It was a beast, and it will fall. Toshiko grinned a little and bolstered her energies a little as she noticed the two projectiles flying directly at her. The grin faded and she cursed in a rather audible fashion; if anyone was next to her that is. However, seeing as no one is next to her, it is likely that no one else heard the curse; or could even understand it. The curse was one in Japanese, and a very offensive one to boot. In all basics, it meant 'go fuck yourself' and who was it directed at? The Goliath of course! The thing was starting to become a huge pain in her ass and her railgun. She groaned again and then she heard Sofia in her mind once more; she had a plan.
[color=#cc9933]"Alright, I'll try... kinda have a couple of attacks speeding towards me..."[color]
Toshiko gritted her teeth as she waited and waited, the attacks ever getting closer and closer. She didn't have much time but, time seemed to slow down once more; her heard slowing down with time. She had 20 seconds. Only 20 seconds to evade and power up the shot for her railgun with her reishi manipulation. 20: She placed her left hand on the left side of the gun and started to push gratuitous amounts of Reishi into the barrel to make the round a little super-powered to both fly a little faster to hit the Ginto tubes Sofia was going to drop; though Toshiko didn't know about them yet
19&18: The attacks from Goliath were getting closer and closer with every second as Toshiko kept her focus and continued to overcharge her railgun. 17&16: She kept her scope trained on Sofia, and, as Sofia thought, it was definitely focused on her backside most of the time. Why not? She seriously has a great ass. It's hard to deny that fact once you've seen it; and touched it. That one's just a given. 15-10: In the next five seconds Toshiko continued to overcharge her railgun. Why was she doing this? Well, as said earlier it's to power up this single shot to give it potency. Sure, the shot won't hurt Sofia, but, it will help in whatever Sofia was doing. Not only that, but, it would temporarily put the railgun out of commission; for the form. The railgun will be usable again, but, after overcharging it with some reishi manipulation; the action will be gummed up and no longer functioning. 9: Those attacks were getting closer and closer... A drop of sweat rolled down Toshiko's face as she grit her teeth; biting her lip as she was worried she may not be able to shoot in time. 8...7...6...5...4...3...2...1...
Toshiko heard the queue from Sofia, and indeed said her own as she needed to know about when the attacks would impact her. Just before the attacks landed in her location, Toshiko fired the railgun shot; creating an even louder noise than normal as the shot raced towards the Ginto tubes Sofia had thrown in front of her. Toshiko and Sofia worked well together for a reason. After spending many years together, and training together, they've been able to kind of predict what the other may do. It's not perfect, but, it's a lot like intuition. However, shooting the Ginto tubes was not the least of her worries now. Clearly, her shot would make it's mark, but, just to make sure that the Goliath didn't block it, some reishi split off from the supercharged bolt and flew for Goliath; hopefully distracting it from the railgun shot. However, that would be the least of it's worries as Toshiko had just started now.
Toshiko glared at the attacks that were inches from her, and, she jumped upwards, using the jetpack wings she made previously to avoid another attack to help propel her. She threw her railgun aside and it dissipated as she continued moving upwards. However, the explosion caught up to her as she cursed and her side of the reishi communication went to static for a little. Toshiko wasn't dead though; hell no. The concussive force did make her cough up some blood, though nothing was broken, yet, as she flew above the explosion field; her configuration different. She was no longer in Artillery Config, no, she was now in her Attack Configuration; the highlights of the suit going from blue to purple. The wings also changed to look more like wings instead of jet engines. With a little blood on Toshiko's face, outlining the corners of her mouth and had trickled down the side of her chin, she grinned at the Goliath as she shouted at it.
"DID YA REALLY THINK I'D GO DOWN DO EASILY, BEAST?!?"
With a slightly audible laugh Toshiko raised her right hand in the sky as a blade formed in it. It was eastern styled, a lot like a Katana, except the sword was seemingly made out of pixels. A mix of Reishi and her suit's own capabilities; the 32-bit Mega Blade was definitely not something to toy with. Toshiko brandished it before she dropped down to a build and launched off the side; likely destroying the top half of the building due to the large amount of strength she can generate in this form. Toshiko flew at the Goliath, at a different angle than the shield were pointed at, nearly matching the speed her Railgun shots had flown at the beast. She then would slam directly into the beast, ignoring energy loss, as she slammed her blade down with enough force to chop a building in half. If it wasn't for her vollstandig, that force would be insignificant, but, since she was in her Vollstandig; she may be able to match the Goliath's strength. Even if that match is only temporary, she would make the best of it.
Next, Toshiko set to hacking and slashing at the beast using what speed she can to dodge attacks and her blade to parry attacks. However, she wasn't gonna stop there. She was definitely a little winded from that explosion, but, her body had gone on auto pilot after she had gone into her Attack Configuration; truly exhibiting how ferocious Toshiko could be. She would continue to slash at the Goliath until the beast push her back or countered. However, Toshiko wasn't just gonna hack and slash a couple of times and call it good, no, she was going to use her Attack Configurations little trick.
What may this trick be? Why, it's an extra blade of course!! However, the blade only sticks around for 10-11 attacks at max. Afterwards, the blade will fade. However, the attack normally ended on her throwing the blade into the enemy, so, it worked in the end. With a little more blood leaking from Toshiko's mouth, she would kick the Goliath with enough force to possibly rupture something, force only generated by her Vollstandig giving her such a large amount of modifiers to her capabilities.She then grinned as she pulled her left hand to her side, speaking softly.
With a cocky grin Toshiko drew another 32-bit Mega Blade from seemingly nothing as she set to deliver ten strikes on the Goliath shell. The first five strikes were directed at the Goliath's arms, trying to render them useless or not as effective. The next five attacks would be aiming towards the wound on the Goliath's stomach; the one Toshiko caused earlier. With each attack she made sure to create distractions, feint, and avoid attacks so she could properly land her own, giving the Goliath some chances to block, but a lot of chances not to. However, when Toshiko landed the tenth attack on the beast she jumped backwards and threw the sword from her left hand, putting her Vollstandig's strength into the throw as it launched at the beast; possibly breaking any defenses if the Goliath shell was weak enough by now. Afterwards, however, she would again disengage and quickly fly to where Niflheim was to check on her.
Toshiko arrived next to Niflheim and kept up with her thanks to her Vollstandig. She grinned at Niflheim as she saw the blood that was on her face.
"I guess both of us dealt with concussive forces, eh Niflheim~? Well, be more careful Ma'am. I know I already told you but I'll tell you again; we can't lose our elect."
She grinned at Niflheim before she quickly flew to be back above the buildings. At this point, her body was no longer on auto pilot and the concussive blast she felt finally caught up to Toshiko's senses and she gripped her gut with her left hand, coughing up more blood as she glared at the monster; the blood she coughed up falling to the streets below. She breathed a little heavily for a moment before she steeled her nerves a little, attempting to ignore the pain as much as possible, as she then began to fly around the battlefield at speeds that nearly matched her railgun. While she wouldn't be as fast, keeping pace with her would be a little difficult. However, she would not attack anymore as she was now focused on parrying any attacks the Goliath could make. While she won't be as tanky as she would in her Tank Configuration, Toshiko can still use her strength to parry most of the Goliath's attacks and hopefully help keep the beast at bay in close quarters. Whether this would work or not would depend on how much Toshiko's, Niflheim's, and Sofia's attacks effected the beast. However, Toshiko was damn well prepared to take this bitch and put it the fuck down. Demon or not, no one deserved the fate of being turned into a corrupted beast that had no mind for itself; no one.
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Subject Post 22Subject: Re: Operation: Shadow Purge [CHICAGO: NORTH SECTOR EVENT] Mon Nov 14, 2016 6:09 pm
Song: N/a STUFF - Artist: N/A STUFF - Words: N/A
"I think it likes me."
The voice, of course, was absolutely booming given how much larger Sprache was than his normal self. Even with as fast as Sprache was at this point, or how quickly others tried to interrupt it, he had little to no hope of actually evading the creature. There was too little distance between them to effectively dodge the Shell. There was not too short a difference to react at all though. The Goliath Shell crashed in to Sprache with a sickening thud as the unstoppable force crashed in to an immovable object. As the monster crashed in to him, Sprache dropped his legs back and sprawled out, dragging the Goliath shell in to a clinch and locking her in place. His Blut did its job protecting his skin from the corrosive nature of the creature's blood and it's fiery energy, Sprache was a little to durable without much more exposure to the death energy for her aura to really hamper him at the moment. Steam rippled through the air off his flesh as the acidic blood ate away at his protective energy much like the way a fire licks the moisture off the surface of a saucer pan. It wasn't hurting Sprache, yet, but he could definitely feel it and it wasn't a good feeling. It also wasn't his most pressing concern at the moment as Sprache was finding himself to be rather sufficiently outnumbered. He was durable at the moment, but there was a limit to that as a powerful fist crashed in to the top of his head, Sprache's body was rattled as he clung on tight with the two arms he had as he was rewarded for his perseverance with another hammer blow to the top of his skull. It was growing in strength like a pissed off rebellious child as the second fist crashed in to Sprache's ribs, eliciting a strained noise of exasperation as Sprache's head lifted a little bit, just enough for the third fist to crash down in to the bone just above his eye, Sprache's head rocked back, but he had lasted long enough, he kept the bitch still.
F R E E
Reality seemed to rewrite itself. What was once a a tight grip between them was suddenly loosened, their hands seemed to just slide off each other as if the very laws of reality itself prevented Sprache from being held in that moment. A split second before the word triggered, Nif's shot would arrive. Sprache had planned it, he had the gift of foresight on his side. As he was freed, Sprache darted back, skidding on the ground and dropping to his knees as his mere girth devastated the roads and any surviving wildlife in his way as he ripped up the city. The Shell wouldn't have that gift of foresight, she'd have to figure out how Sprache was firmly in her clutches one moment then slipping free as if coincidence hated her the next. She shouldn't be able to evade Niflheim's attack. Well...he hoped she shouldn't be able to and he didn't just take a beating for nothing.
Sprache took the brief moment he was afforded to catch his breath. Small trickles of blood crept down from his lips and nose as his eye slowly began to swell over. He had been in the Death Energy for some time and his blut had stopped him from dying, but straight and clean shots to his head and gut were going to take its toll. Sprache looked down at his hands that had gripped on to that bloody mess. They were burned, badly. His Blut had kept his hands from being outright eaten away but they weren't able to really stop the superficial damage. His eyes closed reflexively as the grenades went off, as the small ordinance arrow from Niflheim met its target and as the giant domino from heaven sought to crush the monster. Sprache's eyes slowly opened as he felt soft steps racing up his arm. His initial thought was a zombie, as his now massive eye scrolled down to his shoulder and low and behold he witnessed Sofia racing up his limb. Considerably easier on the eyes than the Zombies were. Sprache shifted slightly on to the balls of his feet as she reached his shoulder. It was difficult to make out a lot of what she said, two blows to the head and the size difference made it difficult to really hear her, but the sentiment was still conveyed. She wanted him to charge the thing, again. It was probably for the best that she didn't hear what he had to say about his angelic battle companions though, he had a couple ideas for the wardrobe that would probably get him whacked on the ear.
Though he wasn't sure what charging in would really do. He wasn't sure that he could kill the thing barehanded and that was the only weapon he really had. He remembered the Wooden Club she called a Violin, he learned it was called a Spirit Weapon. If that was a Quincy thing, he'd need one. He'd have to figure out how to make one if he even could. Was it just condensing reishi? Was it a ritual? Did he need to drink the blood of a camel? He didn't know how these people did things! Still as Toshiko buzzed around the shell like the most roided out Wasp of all time, Sprache pushed himself to his feet. The tone around him shifted, his skin tone switched from the brilliant gold to an absolutely terrifyingly angry red. A growl escaped from his throat that would make the very air around Sofia vibrate violently. The words that came from his lips were soft enough that they vibration wouldn't knock her off his shoulder, but she would definitely feel them to her very core.
She would need to. Sprache was at the absolutely full power he was capable of in this form and that meant a speed and strength that quite possibly even exceeded the Goliath Shell. If she didn't make a concerted effort to hang on...she wouldn't still be in place. Sprache moved in a flash, almost like he was teleporting as he crashed through the city, the very buildings and earth around him caved to the pressure of his movements as he closed the distance between them in a flash as one angry fist, lined up with Sprache's good eye, shot straight for the giant's chin. Pain shot through Sprache's body at the contact, the burns on his hands plus her own corrosive nature eating away at him, but he was in no way finished. After the punch was thrown, Sprache would seemingly flit out of focus before appearing behind her. Hoping to use the force of her flying backward from his punch to his advantage, Sprache would wrap his arms around her wounded waist and, with her momentum, would arch himself backward, desperately hoping Sofia had listened to him and latched on tight, as he attempted to suplex the Goliath Shell hard in to the ground. Should that prove successful, Sprache would follow, going straight in to the mount and throwing another hard punch down at her face, throwing himself behind the blow as he sought to punch through her skull and in to the ground. He was going to put this failure in to the ground one way or another.
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Subject Post 23Subject: Re: Operation: Shadow Purge [CHICAGO: NORTH SECTOR EVENT] Fri Nov 18, 2016 11:06 am
[PLAY POSTING MUSIC]
THE MAMMOTH OF THE ASTHAVON
Enter The Goliath Shell プレイヤーにアシスタント
Song: Crisis Point - Artist: BB OST - Words: 6678
[OOC NOTE: I'm taking each and every post in a straight line sequence of events. What this means is that I'm having Goliath react to all of your post in the order that they were created. This is to prevent me from getting mixed up and confused and causing frustration on my end. As the timeline would become bewildering for me. So take every action as if it were a linear set of action.
It can also be assumed that most characters are more or less reacting, thinking and processing at mach speeds at this point @ everyone having been released. So please bare that in mind as reading this.]
The Goliath was being pushed back against the wall by all of these opponents compiling it at once with bombardment after bombardment after bombardment. Together with their teamwork, enhancements and strategy; they were beginning to take it's toll on The Beast. Injuries were compiling up within it's being, while great resources were being put to waste by the sheer scope of this battle. However, even with that being the case, this creature wasn't spouting it's strength around just so it could die like most of the cannon fodder. No. This was a royal juin fueled by the prowess of a demon strong enough to be a demonic warlord by the standards set within Demon World.
Therefore, as it was being tested by the group of Quincy, the depths of its power were beginning to expand and develop further as this mammoth sized creature was having to face such a credible threat to its existence. The blood within its body was surging, swelling and becoming hotter with new life as the infection tried it's damndest to evolve and push more of the demonic traits of its host out. Hence, the trigger referenced earlier was going to come into play at this point.
The Goliath Shell was feasting off the power of it's current Queen Juin and receiving permission to complete it's transformation. You see, the creature wasn't transforming itself merely for theatrics or to show how corrupted it became. No. The body of The Infected Goliath was synchronizing with R3 Neoveta in order to receive the proper protocols so that may be able to bare the brunt of her version of it's master Nerve Burst. As, all it needed to do was hang on and grit the impact of their attacks during it's previous round.
[SPOILER OF THE ABILTIY BEING USED! NOTE: THIS IS A WEAKENED VERSION OF IT BEING TRANSMITTED INTO HER BODY]
» Nerve Burst: Nerve Burst is the state that Neoveta enters when she releases her wings. When this accelerated mode is awakened within her, three pairs of glowing red wings will extend from her shoulders, mid back and sides. What these represent are portions of Khala Asthavon that grew within her and serve to bolster her connection to Za Koa itself and Deveta's Influence. From that synchronization being enhanced, her overall attributes tend to become augmented as well. Mental functions, racial skills, Demi Engine and everything that compromises Neoveta can be multiplied up to three times. This release is meant to represent each pair of wings that she has on her back. So when this Nerve Burst is summoned, it is assumed that the network associated with Shadow Fall and the Asthavon's are also at peak performance during this time. This is because she is immensely tied with it and they both serve to assist one another.
The duration in which Neoveta can sustain this state varies. As, upon her will, she can choose if she wants to multiply it by two or three times; or simply remain in an idle, but slightly advanced state if she brings forth her wings at a low powered state. So, for the most part, she is able to maintain them for as long as the average Shikai when she activates Nerve Burst at two times the enhancement; while it is more comparable to a Bankai at three times the augmentation in terms of power and release duration. So it gives reference to just how powerful these boosted states can be.
The Wings themselves are also capable of being used offensively. Under Neoveta's guidance, these wings are able to vibrate to the point of cutting through Zanpakutō's, breaking complex barriers and shielding her from attacks that are even on par with a Gran Ray Cero. So it can be determined that her Wings actually have a higher durability than the body of Neoveta itself. And that is because those wings are Khala's influence coming out in a materialized physical form. So it would take something incredibly fearsome to crack them; yet alone try and destroy one of them.
Moreover, vast quantities of demonic and raw energy tend to flow through these wings, so it is rather dangerous to even be near them from a spiritual standpoint. She is capable of vaporizing threats outright by releasing large burst of excess energy from them. These can scorch the landscape for hundreds of meters, repel opposition force and cut through the bulk of cannon fodder with relative ease. So it can be inferred that Neoveta is able to launch off large-scale attacks from her wings with the energy that is transferred through them. She has determined that AOE-scaled [AOE = Area of Effect] attacks reaching upwards of a one thousand to two thousand meter perimeter are within her realm of power while in this form.
For, while their supposed leader was busy preparing for the next attack, the whole group would notice two massive wings made of blood, bone and fire emerge behind The Goliath Shell. These were compromised of juin, demonic energy and The Goliath Shell's DE Force. The Juin within these wings acted as an antenna to connect itself to The Queen. And, through this connection, she was able to remotely input the values needed to create a weaker scale version of her Nerve Burst ability. As it wholly connected the Goliath to the network The R3 Shell was trying to create for The Juin and it was transferring this mass sum of energy into the creature so that it's abilities may be enhanced by three times in order to deal with the threat.
Hence, after receiving this approval from her creator, The Amazonian's power would seem to sky rocket and feel as if an entire volcano eruption's worth of strength had smothered the area. With a horrifying roar that seemed to echo throughout the depths of the city, the effects of this creature's demonic influence on the area was becoming apparent. The entire earth started to quiver, shake and cry out in terror as seismic shocks rocked the ground all around them; churning up seismic waves throughout a five hundred meter region.
This would ultimately cause buildings to crumble, entire holes to open up in the ground and burst of of fissure creation to be made in the air around them. The likes of which were capable of cutting through most un-released/non-enhanced defenses as if they were butter; while even released level attacks would have trouble with these surface splitting effects. As, with The Goliath having a three times multiplier towards it's overall skills in this new transformation, the dramatic effects it's energy had on the environment around them was turning deadly fast.
As even the heavens above would begin to roar and cry to life with hellish explosions of thunder and lightning. All around The Goliath shell would immense volts of electricity begin to rain down and scatter across the field as the storm of her power started to come to life. If they weren't careful, these electric strikes could outright fry them and induce a form of paralysis and damage to the opponents. It yielded stunning proprieties within it from the demonic influence it was feeding off of and could neutralize or delay the momentum of attacks and people heading towards the doll. There were a dozen strikes that fell around her and each of them were potent enough to destroy entire chunks of multiple city blocks.
Thus, with all of these effects on the vicinity around the battlefield, it was becoming hard NOT to notice the sheer amount of power that this creature was now capable of generating with it's release now having been fully realized. It was showing the extent of how far the juin could develop and how dangerous this infection was becoming. The Goliath could feel strength that it never even dreamed of in it's non-infected state and it was unsure just how far the depths of this new release could take her.
Since, at the moment, just being around The Shell could warrant an energy drain as it seemed to be producing a constant outpouring of Death Energy from it's body. It spread for thirty meters in every direction of it's massive body and sought to corrode objects, living beings and other matter that came into contact with it's DE-Field. Creating another layer of defense for the creature to endure as it could NOT afford to take them with any amount of restraint anymore. It was receiving instructions to put an end to this battle and it needed to use all of the strength at it's disposal in order to achieve that result as best as it possibly could.
Therefore, the creatures eyes would zoom in on the first person to attack in this next round: Niflheim.
Now that it's mental facilities were improved by threefold, it took the time to notice that it was beginning to become trapped within a cage. Well, at this point, the traumatic release of The Goliath's enhanced power should be more than enough to destroy it. If that alone was not potent enough to prevent the imprisoning of its body, The Mammoth Sized Demon would let out an overpowering screech in order to release a great sum of it's Death Energy.
This time, a wave of blackness would shoot up into the air and seek to corrode the particles of energy which were associated with the prowess of The Perfect Shot. Again and again, this influence would spread throughout the silver exterior so that it could begin to either weaken it, make it crack or outright shatter it. It didn't matter how much energy it would take in order to perform this feat, The Goliath Shell needed to act and it wasn't exactly trying to conserve energy anymore. It couldn't afford to after having realized the talents of this group. It was a testament to their overall potential, strength and effort that the monster was having to draw out THIS much power in order to deal with them.
Regardless, around this time, a downpour of Death Energy would begin to fall from the heavens as the clash between The Elect's power and the mass of energy from The Goliath Shell reached an apex point. This would then cause a pollution to over sweep a five hundred meter radius and begin taxing everyone's energy reserves and health. This amplified version of her breakdown ability would seek to dull, drain and eventually weaken the barrier around Niflheim so that she could become more susceptible to the debris, assaults and after effects of this colossal battling that was erupting all around them.
While everyone else, if left unprotected, would see fast acting influences on their body. The breakdown of their muscles could result in weakened strength and speed; while the essence of their bodies energy would be attacked and made to clash against the DE Force smothering them like an obnoxious weight struggling the life out of them. Oxygen levels within their bodies could be depleted, open wounds could have their injuries amplified and the infection of her toxic death energy could irrigate all other types of damages that the group may have sustained by this point. All of these factors and more could make it quite difficult to get off scotch free and this round of assaults could more than likely cause all others to give it everything they got just to survive. This is what it meant to fight a Demonic Royal at their peak, after all.
However, none of this seemed to help the healing and regenerative factors of The Goliath Shell. While all of this was happening, the titan-sized creatures seemed to vomit a large pool of blood into the earth from the strain of this unstable transformation. If they weren't careful, the Quincy could be melted alive if they got too close to the creature in this state. As this vomit would spread for multiple city blocks; turning it into a cesspool of lava-filled blood. While it was true that this creature possessed regeneration, it was rather difficult to perform high-speed regeneration when it was primarily in attack and defense mood.
Thus, the creature summoned the remaining infected on the field in order to gather around her body and begin transmitting their collective energies to her wounds and injuries. They would emerge in a full circle around the creature; not caring much for their own safety, so long as their royal was protected and healed. These mindless beast would then begin to transfer the reminder of their energy to The Goliath so that twenty-five percent of her damage could be eased and reduced. There was still obvious strain placed on the mammoth sized creature, but it could fight a bit longer and prove to put up a much better fight against the band of Quincy now that it sucked the remaining life-force out of it's followers. Since, by the time Niflheim was preparing to go back on the attack again, most of them would either drop dead or pass out from pure exhaustion.
Nevertheless, by this time it would also become apparent that The Goliath was -- becoming bigger.
Indeed, the transformation was slowly beginning to increase her height. As by the time that The Elect could get to The Goliath, the creature had increased in size to about thirty meters. At the same time, the durability of its body would enhance and it's shell would become compromised of a much denser material through the ample volumes of demonic energy being at her disposal. Body-tissue, skin, muscles, bones; ALL of it would become reinforced so that it could be better equipped to deal with the storm that was coming it's way.
Since it was becoming quite aware of the fact that most of The Quincy were receiving their own boosts of power. Everything from enhancements from Niflheim, to the depths of their collective release forms and the equipment that these Quincy were wielding and dishing out against the Shell. All of it was becoming known to The Goliath Shell and she was pressing their augmented state of beings to the test with this collective assault against them. It was also showing that they weren't the only ones capable of such feats. As the harder The Goliath Shell was pressed in a battle of offense, the deeper it needed to reach within itself to demonstrate why it was a Royal Juin. It was in it's demonic blood; as they were considered to be one of the strongest species at the moment. So it made sense that such a radical evolution could be had for the parasite when infecting a powerful host such as this.
[IN THE SPOILERS BELOW IS THE EQUIPMENT BEING USED BY THE GOLIATH SHELL AGAINST NIL'S ATTACK]
Vetas Shield: As the name infers, Vetas Shield is a piece of dual armor that the creature carries around on its back. They are circular in shape and appear to be made out of the same material as Devas Judgement. The perimeter around the shields is ten meters each and they hold a higher defensive value than Devas Judgement. In exchange for this, their offensive potential is halved. These shields also still carry the same drawbacks as Devas Judgement on the creature as well. Alas, though, this armory proves to be a profusely good shield for both the Goliath Doll and its allies. It can withstand the destructive power of a kinetic rod bombardment and still be structurally sound enough to be useful. It would be capable of stopping even kido 80 spells in their tracks. while these tools are in use. So with the amount of space that the Goliath Shell and Vetas Shield can carry, these make for very finely crafted support weaponry.
As such, when the pained Niflheim fired off her colossal arrow towards The Goliath, the infected royal was more than ready to deal with it. Due to the fact that most of her body was already being empowered by the juin and her new release, the shield seen in the creatures back seemed to be influenced by this effect as well. With that being the cause, a great deal of black energy would be seen illuminating around the creature's behind. For, in a matter of moment, it utilized a form of telekinesis in order to have the mass shield move away from it's back and towards the hypersonic arrows.
When these two objects collided with one another, a damning shockwave erupted and caused the shell to wince in pain as the impact strength was that potent. A testament to the strength of that attack. Since everyone could spiritually feel a sense of health dipping from The Goliath after these waves managed to hit The Shell. It caused cracks to begin emerging from its body and it was apparent there was a hell-of-a-lot of firepower behind that burst of energy.
However, with that being said, the shield still did it's job and managed to tank the majority of the attack. Though, there was still more hell to pay. As a result of these two hellish energies smashing against one another, there seemed to be a sudden production of chaotic energy produced and a random burst of white, red and black light struck the Goliath's leg. This caused the creature to roar out in pain; increasing the energy output yet again and creating fissure strikes in the air in order to obliterate the vacuum being formed around it. Rubble, debris and everything from Niflheim’s attack would either be pushed away or outright destroyed as a result of this reaction.
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Black Inferno Blast: Black Inferno is a massive burst of destructive energy a demon can unleash if they have Adept or higher on Za Koa. It starts by gathering energy from Za Koa along with the Demon's Blood and any type of darkness. From there, it will form into a ball of darkness that can be used to unleash serious damage upon anything it hits; resulting in a black explosion that is similar to a cero in destruction and can be broken down like a bala as well. Though, unlike a cero or bala, The Black Inferno Blast does alot more then just simply explode. When it explodes, if trapped within the blast, the opponent will begin to feel extreme amounts of heat generating from their skin; so hot, in fact, some believe they are actually on fire from the strain on a person's will. However, this does more then that. That's simply the sign of a dangerous demon parasite entering a person's body. If a direct contact is made or even partial contact, there will be a strong rush of parasites, demon magic and Za Koa's force entering a person's body. From that point, over the course of five post if there was a direct hit or three for a indirect, this will begin to heavily tax an opponent. It will force them to drain extreme amounts of energy until they are somewhat weakened, slowed or damaged if they are unable to extract it from there bodies.
Along with that, if they get hit enough with Black Inferno Blast they even run the risk of dying if it begins to suck the life energy out of them if there is nothing else to extract. The effects also vary from level to level. Adept Za Koa users will be able to do all of the above, while the higher you go, the more quickly, effective and longer the effects will last along with doubling in strength for each skill increase. Therefore, it is highly wise to stay on your toes when a demon opponent is firing this Black Inferno Blast. It could be your last time doing so if you fail to separate this from a regular energy type attack.
So, while it was in a state of great distress, the creature had grown quite tired of The Elect's constant meddling in this fight. She was one of the main factors that caused The Goliath to have to release because of the role of support she had played in this fight. Therefore, it was time to deal with her and rid her from this fight. Ergo, while The Goliath was still dealing with Spache during this point in time, the creature would have been able to to create what is known as a "Black Inferno Blast" by the demon race. This was there answer to the infamous technique known as "cero" by the hollow race.
Essentially, The Goliath would have formed two clusters of black energy off the tips of its wings. Both of them would expand in length and height to be comparable to the size of a city block. Then, when enough energy had been gathered, The Goliath Shell would have been able to shoot these attacks off at mach five speeds towards The Elect in order to throw this damn pest out of the fight. Each of the clusters of energy would have a variety of effects that could erupt as a result of engaging in the attack.
The first effect from this assault is that the sonic boom alone from these two attacks could otherwise smother and crush The Perfect Shot under the hellish weight of their shock waves. It could wipe out huge chunks of her health, force great deals of her energy out of The Quincy and otherwise crush every single bone, organ and expend a heavy volume of blood from her body. If nothing else, that damn shield, if it was still even up at this point, would be immensely taxed or outright destroyed.
Secondly, even being remotely close to this attack could have induced significant burns across her body. As the heat was potent enough to more than likely even cause immense damage to even an Arrancar's hierro; which meant that it was powerful enough to more than likely melt through brick and steel. Therefore, The Quincy could face tremendous damage from this factor alone. Additionally, once hit, the explosion could also devour her and amplify these effects three-fold if caught in the direct impact zone.
Then, the next factor to consider is that these inferno blast are capable of injecting parasites within the victim that otherwise drain them of their energy and vitality. So, combined with the variables associated with her bodies juin production, DE Force and release form; there was no way that the drain couldn't have some sort of major influence on The Quincy at this point. If something was not done within the next one to three post; even the very life energy from The Quincy could be drained from her. As this attack was that potent and dangerous in The Goliath's current form.
What was even more daunting was the fact that this explosion could carry over and endanger any other nearby opponents. As the effects multiplied and spread for roughly six city blocks; taking out a huge chunk of the sector as a result and spreading more of this toxic element throughout the area. Indeed, this was turning into an otherworldly battle at this point and The Goliath was pushing all of The Quincy who were opposing it to the utmost of the extreme.
And, for the Goliath herself, this would have ended her response to that creature. With all the might of her satanic god, the infected giant was hoping that something from that assault would have stuck. There was no way that Niflheim could otherwise stand up without having a significant amount of her performance crushed. Those were the estimates that were being made within The Amazonian's mind as she surveyed the effects of her ungodly clash against The Elect. As, even in the midst of combat, she was now beginning to spread more and more of her energy particles throughout the area in order to get a great visual scope and anticipate these attacks that were coming her way because of the sheer scope and magnitude of this battle.
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This then lead to her attention being brought towards the likes of Sofia. Her senses were zooming in on the female as it felt like her entire aura of power was dramatically bolstering to the point of signifying another release. So, in response to that trigger, The Goliath Shell would have used it's abundant energy resources in order to augment and otherwise triple the strength of the shock wave sent to The Musical Quincy from her previous attack. While The Giant was indeed injured by the combined effort of the band of Quincy, that did NOT equate to it's energy volume, density and speed being weaker just yet. It still was in full attack mode and was even sacrificing it's own regenerative and healing factors in order to get the job done.
Hence, with these factors stated, the shock wave attack could have had an accelerated burst of speed, power, and might in order to hit Sofia before she had risen Himmelstor. This could then result in a hefty amount of energy leaving The Quincy, her durability being taxed and the sensation of her body being strained when combined with many of the other environmental factors of this battle from the previous clash with Niflheim still in effect.
Furthermore, by this point, the creature would have increased in size to reach upwards of fifty meters. As, it was becoming quite apparent to anyone paying attention that the augmentation boost from her release were expanding the growth of her body at an alarming rate. By the projections of her multiplier, she was going to grow three times in height and reach a stature of sixty meters; over-towering the Himmelstor attack to come and becoming quite the eye-sore for the city to see. In fact, even the weapons of The Goliath would have been amplified in size in order to fit it's current mass. Her swords would have become thirty meters long; while her shield expanded to a height and width of twenty five meters.
With that said, however, the speed of her general body would have been greatly slowed because of the fact that she was taking up such a heavy mass and height. Additionally, after the vicious assault by The Quincy Elect, she wasn't too keen to use her shield just yet. There was no telling what kind of absurd attacks that this gathering of Wandereich warriors could produce. So, to prevent the shield from being taxed, that wasn't going to be used unless nothing else could be helped.
She also needed to still keep track of the volumes of energy leaving her; as even though she was released, and she was a titan of a fighter, by no means was her offensive strength infinite. There was a sinking feeling in The Goliath's stomach that this transformation may not hold out for too long. So, because of that instinct, the creature needed to capitalize on it while this release was still active and she was strong enough to deal with the fearsome might of their whole releases.
Thus, not being one to sit around and remain idle, The Goliath Shell would have a tail extend from the center of spine and pierce the mass wall of light with a great volume and mass of death energy, physical strength, and speed. As the impact of this attack could have produced many cracks across the Himmelstor, rupture parts of it or outright destroy it because of how much power this creature was outpouring. It could outright blow Sofia away from the amount of momentum, force, and sheer energy this attack produced.
She may find herself being thrown across the battlefield, being forced to take emergency evasive attacks or, at the very least, feeling the crushing pressure of the Titan's strength crashing down on her body and further stressing out her bones, organs, energy and defenses to the point of having noticeable energy compile and add up from the shock waves and scale of damage associated with a fifty meter tall creature's strike that was pumped up and filled with a shikai-level release.
However, in response to making that attack, The Goliath seemed to let out a groan. The reason being is because the muscles in that newly made appendage were unstable due to her release. Therefore, a shock wave of pain radiated throughout her body and cracks could be seen opening up on it's tail. This then caused blood to spew down on the ground below and could prove quite dangerous if Sofia were to fall in it. As it was just as dangerous as lava at this point and could prove to put her in a perilous situation. Though, it was there as another sign that they WERE having an effect on the creature. This was all new and unknown power for it and it was having a hard time getting a grasp on it.
With that said, it was more than likely that the might of Himmelstor would not be entirely destroyed by the might of The Goliath. It was still a release level attack, and one that was massive in the scope of its size. So, with that being said, the towering white light yielded a strong possibility of being shattered and broken up into multiple different pieces. These chunks of Sofia's attacks would fall all over a one hundred meter radius and have multiple explosions of white light spew up into the heavens.
Thus, as a result of this collision, The Goliath Shell was going to get showered within a divided mixture of Himmelstor's remnants. This would cause more screams of pain to radiate from the creature, but it was a better outcome than entirely being devoured by it. As most of it's stomach, sides and legs were drenched in cuts, burns and bruises from the combined attacks. Which, because of that fact, caused more of her volcanic blood to erupt and cover her body; now making her almost unbearable to be near because of how hard these Quincy were pushing the creature.
Yet -- the ride still wasn't over. It was if this cycle of new found strength was repeating itself over and over again. As the likes of The Melody Quincy still had more tricks up her sleeve in order to try and damage the Goliath further. Numerous explosions started to erupt all around The Colossal Titan Sized demon. They were going off one after and another, but they would not have a lasting effect on The Goliath. Sure, waves of pressure started to further damage it; but the layers of energy coating the creature would have absorbed most of their impact for the most part.
Instead, what was more dangerous had been the crescent slashes heading towards her way. Those were extremely potent in their precision and they were going to test the depths of The Goliath's durability if they should make contact with the creature. Therefore, despite not wanting to use it again just yet, The Titan creature quickly summoned her Deva Shield again and attempted to block the attack with her otherworldly means of defense.
The reason why it could more than likely deal with the strain of her Heiling Hieb is because it was potent enough to oppose kinetic bombardment and level kido 80 attacks; so it should stand to reason that it could last a bit longer to hold out against her attacks. As, in exchange, it was more than likely going to put an extreme drain on the shield based on the fact that it was quite the potent release-level attack. As, with each attack that collided against it, the more dull it's defenses would become. Hence, it was not a get-out-of-jail free call because her equipment was becoming damaged and it was only a matter of time before an attack of that scale might cause serious harm to The Titan if something wasn't done about these flying pests.
So, with that in mind, The Goliath gritted it's teeth and became irritated that it was having to resort to these types of tactics. Yet the juin swirling about the creature would keep it's mind steady and focused on it's objective: crushing these Quincy. Therefore, the mammoth sized creature decided not to be so obvious with it's attacks. Instead of using its brute physical to attack strength, The Goliath Shell opted to play on the bet of draining these quincy.
Hence, as a result of that logic, The Goliath Shell had a high volume of energy surround and swirl around Sofia. She would first notice this as a vortex of black and crimson energy that rapidly emerged around her when she was done with her assaults. Then, within a matter of moments of it coming near her, it would condense and dramatically increase the gravity around her body. This was made possible by the fact that most beings of great power often have some sort of immense pressure that is released from their energy. With that being caused, The Goliath Shell could feasibly increase the gravity around Sofia by three times and begin to place her body under an immense amount of strain.
Then, once she had The Quincy where she wanted, in an ideal scenario, she would then begin to amplify the effects of her breakdown ability once more in order to try siphoning high volumes of Sofia's energy out of her in order to further push the woman towards exhaustion. As the particles of death energy around her would attempt to pierce her body, form a connection and create a channel that sucked away the woman's power like a leech sucking out blood. This energy could NOT be sent to The Goliath Shell because of the fact her transformation was too unstable, but it should prove potent enough to at least drain a noticeable amount of strength from her and induce a heavy amount of pain throughout her being before ultimately being stopped.
Something had to give.
Even The Goliath shell was having troubles fighting at this level of intensity. As it felt like her mind was burning at the seams and radiating a strong sense of pain by have fast her processing ability had augmented in order to deal with the high quantity of attacks being thrown at it. This was being shown by the fact that there appeared to be many veins pulsating, surging and swelling around the creature's forehead as it's body was being pushed further and further. Eventually, some of them started to burst open and ooze blood as the The Titan figure let out a pained groan to express the damage being done to it.
Once again: by no means were these Quincy not having an effect on the creature. This was quite possibly one of the hardest battles it had even waged again. And it's body was having a hard time trying to find a a sense of stabilization to stand upon. So the critical nature in the air around them could be felt in the fact that this needed to conclude soon in order to see a successful ending. It may even come straight down to a stamina and durability based battle; as it was clear all of them were being pushed in some form or another. It was just a question of whether or not The Goliath Shell could hold out until The Quincy tired out, or if the The Quincy could hold on until The Goliath Shell ran out of juice. At this point, it was anyone's guess.
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Nevertheless, due to this lapse in thought, The Goliath Shell would have been shot clean through the lower right stomach and a hole would have been made in her body. This attack came courtesy of Toshiko and this time around she managed to strike The Titan-sized demon while her defenses were lowered. It had a very potent effect as the creature exclaimed a mighty roar that shook the entire area for many miles on end. Energy could be felt leaving it and they were having more and more of an impact on the beast as she snarled and grew furious.
Therefore, it's offensive and defensive strengths were now on point and ready to focus on the incoming target coming into play. As, by the time that Toshiko had fired the second shot, The Goliath Shell would more than likely have it's tail whip back around and slap it right back in her face. With the amount of speed, strength, and demonic energy coming from the tail; this result yielded a great chance of becoming a reality.
After that response had been given, most of her sights were then placed on the incoming sniper fighter. At this point, her body was reacting on it's own and The Nimble Moving Quincy would have found flaming spikes piercing out of The Goliath's body every time that she would have attempted to slash her. This could present a challenge of varying factors. One of the first dangers was the sheer heat generating from The Goliath Shell at this point. Since, engaging with close quarters combat now would have meant that an extreme amount of burns would have emerged all over Toshiko's body; even if she did manage to pull back and avoid the spikes. This could then translate into her energy being drained further, her body taking more damage and The Quincy being overall strained.
Secondly, the quickness in which these spikes were released had been at mach five speeds and the force behind them could have sent Toshiko hurtling back in the distance. These spikes were roughly the size of swords and there would be dozens of them released at a time; so it stood to reason that they could begin to puncture organs, pierce through skin, melt bone and otherwise put her through a great deal of pain. It was going to take a high-level of defenses, reaction and speed in order to cope against this counter measure. As it was very apparent that The Goliath Shell was not going to go down without one brutal, bloody and messy sense of a fight.
Therefore, it was HIGHLY recommended that Toshiko put up SOME form of defense at this point. As, if she was unable to do that, she would be utterly forced back by the raw might of the Goliath's defenses and offenses working together to repel her away from the creature. The strikes aimed at her arms by Toshiko? All five of them would have been met with heavy resistance. The strikes made at her stomach? Once again, these spikes would have been produced like clockwork and sought to counter The Quincy for yet another time.
If, by this time, she was still near the creature, the lava would have erupted from The Goliath's body and sought to drown the woman within a city blocks worth of boiling blood. On every spot that she would attack, after the spikes retracted, these eruptions of her vital essence blew out and sought to outright burn away the woman. If she even got grazed by it, there would be heavy burns and more damage inflicted upon The Quincy. So it was becoming quite effective that close quarters combat was becoming a less and less ideal means of seeing victory. If they kept up this pace, they would undoubtedly be pushed towards a near-death scenario.
So, due to The Goliath being in quite the bind herself, there wasn't enough stamina left to really waste on making a proper counter attack against Toshiko. For now, The Titan Sized Beast would hope that her offensive and defensive strikes would have been enough to cement that bug in the dirt. As, at this point, they all seemed like flies compared to the sheer mass and stature on which this royal juin stood upon. Which made it all the more infuriating that she was being pushed back this hard. The Goliath knew if that she had faced them one on one that her collective might would have been enough to deal with them.
Yet, there wasn't time to worry about ideal scenarios. The next round was beginning and she was quite confused on what happened next. Now turning her focus back towards the male that was once in her grasp, it seemed that he had slipped clear out of her reach through some means of reality warping. How could The Goliath tell? It was simple: there was no physical way that he could performed those feats naturally within the scope of his physical perimeters. With her augmented sense of thought, The Goliath understood that the male possessed some sort of special ability. However, she wasn't exactly sure WHAT it was considering the fact she didn't have much time to process it given the constraints of her intense circumstance.
At any rate, it was growing weary and tired by this time. So when Sprache backed off for a bit, The Goliath seemed to take this moment to not do anything. Instead, she would focus on drawing out more of the depths of her power. Since everyone would then begin to see a flaring crimson light emitting from her body and she seemed to shine like a star. As this illumination would have been able to be seen from miles on end with how great this burst of light was. She was trying to keep her body together, sustain this form and manage to hold out long enough to where her released state could have caused enough damage against them to have them die off.
If worse came to worse, The Goliath could foresee herself burning back into her base state. But, if she managed to take them all out of their release forms with her, or at least inflict heavy damage upon them, then it would simply come down to who could last the longest in their crippled states of being. So, baring that thought in mind, The Behemoth of a Demon was ready for anything that the smaller man was ready to throw at her. As, by this time, she still would have been growing and extended to a height of fifty-five meters
Hence, with this rate of development, The Royal Juin would not have wasted time trying to move and expend more energy. Instead, she was more than likely going to begin tanking and holding her position. With the amount of strength and durability at her disposal, there was no reason for her to move at this point. Thus, she would dare the pair to otherwise charge her at this point. If they had managed to endure everything up until this point, she more than welcomed the challenge to prove the might of the juin and her status as a royal.
Ergo, by the time that Sprache had charged The Goliath, he would only be up to her upper thigh as he charged at her right leg. Hence, the punch that he sent SHOULD of not had much of an effect. However, it seemed the values of his special ability had given him the strength of a 0-4 for the time being. Therefore, he yielded the strength to tear away entire mountains damn near. Henceforth, with the momentum he was moving out, the rate of force and energy from his attack would have been enough to otherwise surge and swell up her entire leg.
This would cause the creature to roar and send out shock wave after shock wave that destroyed everything for hundreds of meters on end. There would be a mass vortex of debris, shock waves, electricity, fire and pressure generating from her as it seemed to take a more heavy hit at this point. If he could still manage to hang on after all of that, The Goliath would have reinforced the defenses of that right limb and devoured entirely in layers of energy, fire and electricity. If he wanted to risk life and limb in order to toss The Goliath straight into the earth, then it would come at a heavy cost; but the creature would come tumbling down as he would have had enough physical strength to perform the feat for a short burst of time.
If that event occurred, then the creature would have had more injuries sustained to its body, but it would still be quite dangerous and capable of fighting. So, the only question that remained: just what would all of The Quincy do against this giant's series of attacks? The next round of fighting would be the most crucial towards deciding how this battle was going to go.
Subject Post 25Subject: Re: Operation: Shadow Purge [CHICAGO: NORTH SECTOR EVENT] Sun Nov 20, 2016 4:52 pm
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THE QUINCY PRODIGY
Movie: Schindler's List - Song: Reprise
The battle was becoming quite lengthy. While she still had the means, the resources and the will to continue, there was no telling how long she could go on. The opponent had no intent of dying, and Sofia and her comrades seemed intent on seeing the demon through to her untimely end. Regardless, though the thrill of battle kept her on her toes and wary at the chance of the death, the melody throughout the battlefield was starting to become worn, old, and boring. With the events of the skirmage nearing their end, she was ready to put things to an end with the help of her companions. The elect was doing a marvelous job in her own regard, but from the feel of her energy and the look she had, it seemed as though she was as likely to crumble as the towering mass of dark intent before them.
In an effort to bolster its own defensive and offensive capabilities, the demon went into what Sofia could only imagine was its release. It felt stronger, it felt much more menacing, and over all, it looked strikingly difference. The staggering amounts of power that the creature had amassed had skyrocketed just as its height had. The demonic titan wasn’t the only one with a source of power however. Toshiko, Sprache, and the Elect still had quite a few tricks up their sleeve. As for Sofia, she hadn’t even released yet, though that was likely to be one of the last unfortunate sights the titan was likely to witness in her short lived trek to doom.
The musical prodigy had her own troubles to deal with at the time however. The lending hand of the elect, though powerful with its increasingly dense bonds of energy, had not been able to completely dismantle the powerful shockwave that inched closer to the quincy prodigy. It had even managed to slip past the fast rising Himmelstor for some reason. However, the elect’s efforts would see the potential effects of the attack diminished greatly. It would allow Sofia the chance to use her own ability, The Melody to try to soften and push back the wave despite failing. Though the wave would indeed hit the quincy prodigy, her own musical efforts in tandem with the elect, as well as her potent use of Blut Vene and Heiling Schutz allowed her to shrug off the large majority of the damage. Instead, she would be left with a rather strong push that moved her back the slightest bit, nevertheless creating noticeable concussive damage that dazed her momentarily. Thanks to her own efforts and those of her comrade however, she had been able to stave off the unfortunate and nigh deadly effects that would have happened otherwise.
The situation had shown her something rather important however. Though she still needed to trust in the ability of her companions to act, attack, and be able to defend her and the others, she needed to be extra careful. From that moment on, she would start taking extra caution, and extra measures to make sure plans would not fail should the best circumvent her friend’s attempts at assault. As she ran up the length of Himmelstor a soft but familiar tune would begin to play once more around the field. It was created and moved towards where the death energy originated. It wasn’t enough to stop it, at least not without releasing. And though the attempts would likely see themselves failing under the corrupting and eroding nature of the death energy, her ability would last just enough to slow down the demonic attempt. Perhaps the struggle would accomplish nothing at all, but if a few seconds proved to be vitally important, then her comrades could find a way to exploit the brief moments the death energy was held back from consuming the cage and all around it.
Occasionally, the sounds of her music would exhibit fluctuations. It would be difficult for anyone not intrinsically familiar with music to notice, although then again, nothing other than simple tempo changes could be heard. Throughout the musical fluctuations however, the quincy prodigy would project a message meant only for the titanic demon. Through the use of her reishi manipulation, her own control over reiryoku and her unique ability, The Melody, Sofia would be able to project messages into the titan’s mind that would do nothing but create a form of conversation that was intimately private without disturbing external, tangible battle efforts.
”Why? Why do you do this?”
The questions were straightforward and honest. It seemed odd, what with all the violent and killing intent displayed on both sides. But alas, deep within the nature and the framework of her words, the Quincy prodigy exhibited a tone that was filled with curiosity, and somehow, a rare form of compassion?
”Do you wanna survive? Is it because you don’t wanna lose? Is it pride?”
The prodigious Quincy would speak no more for the time being. With Himmelstor having been pierced and cracked, a plethora of exceedingly large chunk of sharp stones rained down over the creature. With an original height of about 50 meters and exceedingly thick, the chunks were still quite large to the point of being not just a nuisance but a hazardous means of attack Sofia could exploit. Still, the words and the questions asked earlier should have proved to be provocative at least in the slightest way. They probably would not be enough to distract the titan, though that would be something she would not be opposed to. Still, even if she possessed a resolve and a will that was indomitable and as strong as her skin, the mere fact of being alive, the mere fact of existing and the struggles an existence creates would yield interesting potential questioning within the titan’s mind. And who knew, perhaps the demonic being would be able to do more than just destroy and actually answer back.
The shockwave that was sent up into the air, in an attempt to target Sofia after her crescent slashes was a clever one. However, the titan had chosen the wrong game to play against Sofia. She was the Quincy prodigy. She was the renowned musician. She was The Melody. In a rather majestic and graceful effort, the musical waves created from moving her geigenbogen in her vicinity would create layers of melody that seemed to wrap and slide just below her, before arching upwards. They seemed to slide off the shockwave as if it were skating on ice. The wave would not be weakened, instead, it simply had the effect of having its kinetic energy react with the slippery like nature of the rapidly sliding melody of hers. The momentum would toss Sofia away, aided and guided by her control of the musical waves surrounding her. The path would inevitably lead her to the destination she had intended from the start: Sprache’s shoulder.
In their combined effort, the titan could no longer afford to target either Sofia or Sprache separately. They had clung to each other, or rather, she had. Holding onto strands of his now much larger hair, the two were close enough to help each other and be targeted by the beast all at once. As Sprache began to charge towards the titan however, the prodigy would notice what looked to be countless if not all of the zombies approaching the titanic being. What quickly followed could only have been one of two things. Either the demon was absorbing their energy to become stronger or to heal herself. Neither of the two outcomes would have been a pleasant one, and so, before Sprache got too close, she would unleash her powerful Hagel. Tossing three ginto tube into the air, Sofia would momentarily fire an arrow from her geigenbogen into them, causing them to explode into a near blinding the blast. The blast would then spring up, high into the air, many times higher than the titan’s own menacing height. The blast would surge upwards so much that the titan would have had to turn her head upwards all the way to even be able to glimpse at it. And while estimates were difficult to discern, it wouldn’t be beyond comprehension that the blast had managed to reach at least a hundred meters upwards into the sky. Atop the sky, an extremely large dome, resembling a Quincy pentacle would be created. It was quite the sight to be seen. Even in an area tainted and drenched in demonic influence, the Quincy symbol stood strong above all else, towering over everyone with its influence and power yet to be seen. The technique stood as a reflection of the Quincy pride, and the metaphorical simile of its future.
From the dome, several huge Quincy arrows of enormous length would rain down around the field. The arrows were large enough to be almost as tall as the titan itself.
”Lluvia divina, Hagel.
The arrows would rain down at increasingly fast speeds, guided through the dominion over the reishi. The arrows would seek to strike around the zombies, destroying a large number of them. Because of the exceedingly large mass of the titan and the arrows as well, it would be difficult for the creature to avoid being hit. Beyond that, shrugging damage would increasingly difficult as well. For starters, it was the strongest ginto technique Sofia had managed to create. The arrows were also so large and densely packed with reishi and reiryoku, that even attempts to see them break down through death energy would take far too long to avoid the fast and impending doom they possessed. Though the beast could potentially find a way to somehow, protect against one despite the difficulty and the results that would yield, it would be mostly luck. Protecting against several however seemed downright impossible.
[Utilizing a randomizer set for 100%, 75%, 50%, 25% and 0%; I randomized the effects of Sophia's attack based on the chance it would have at striking the majority of the zombies and it yielded a 75% effectiveness]
[Utilizing a randomizer set for 100%, 75%, 50%, 25% and 0%; I randomized the effects of Sophia's attack based on the chance it would have at striking Goliath it yielded a 100% effectiveness]
[Utilizing a randomizer set for 100%, 75%, 50%, 25% and 0%; I randomized the effects of Sophia's attack based on Goliath’s chance at defending against several strikes and it yielded a 50% effectiveness]
The large majority of the zombies would see themselves crushed and destroyed under the might of Hagel. That of course would have a large impact on whatever the Goliath had planned. Her efforts to heal or grow stronger would have seem themselves damaged quite a bit. Regardless, since the attack would have been unable to target and destroy every single one of the zombies, at least a bit of the energy would have made its way to the titan, fulfilling whatever effect it had intended to. Still, one could only hope the combined efforts of the prodigy and the elect had proven enough to render the rest of the zombies asunder. Goliath herself however would have been left to contend with several densely arrow constructs that were almost as large as her. In an ideal situation, the arrows would have impaled through the titan, piercing her from side to side at different angles. The potential results would have caused large amounts of blood lose, extremely large gaping wounds, and a vastly reduced mobility, and will to continue.
Knowing the battle would not lessen its intensity anymore until its fated finale, the prodigious musician would finally see herself go into her release state. A mass of blinding light would envelop the Quincy, creating a majestic glow around her that emphasized and created a look fitting of an angel. To add onto the angel like motif, large white feathery wings would be seen extending out her back, with a thin glowing white halo like tiara atop her head. Her rather sudden change in appearance would not be a reason for the Goliath to worry. What lied ahead however could prove itself to grant the means and the tools to turn the tides of the battle.
When approaching Goliath for their combined effort however, Sofia would notice what looked like a vortex of black and crimson energy. It seemed to surround her, getting tighter and closer to her. The colors it possessed and the feeling it had stood as a stark contrast to the angel like and white look of her release. It was only pure assumption at the time, but in an effort to think of the worst case scenario, she imagined the vortex was made of death energy. If her hunch was indeed correct, there was no reason why the beast, at such a powerful state, could not attempt to do to her what it had done to her spinning disk and several of her techniques earlier. However, Sofia was not the same person she was earlier. Her release had granted her exponential surges in power and all her skills. Beyond it, the elect had continously bolstered their own efforts. As such, it stood to reason her power would be like night and day compared to what she had displayed at the start of the encounter. That did not mean the monster was any weaker however, but a feeling of helpless uselessness was the intention once the demonic being witnessed what would befall her attempt at an attack.
Simply sliding her geigenbogen would create a soft and subtle tune that was far richer in tonality than anything she had played before. Her vollstanding allowed her the means to create art in even grander scales than her ability typically did. Rather than allowing her to control her own attacks and movements, she was nw granted control over the energy around her, be it hers or an opponent's. She couldn’t make an attack faster or stronger, but she was able to control it and direct it where she wanted it, and how she wanted it. So long as it was made of energy, regardless of the origin, her enhanced melody would take care of it. Unfortunately for the Quincy prodigy however, the Goliath was far too strong, exceeding her own power at the time. As such, Sofia was merely left with the ability to be able to misdirect energy attacks away from her and at random directions. It wasn’t quite the pinnacle of power she was able to display, but it would serve her purpose nonetheless.
[Utilizing a randomizer set for the following values, Niflheim, Toshiko, Goliath, Sprache, Upwards into the Sky, Empty City Blocks; I randomized the direction of Goliath’s attack and its result indicated: Empty City Blocks]
The swirling vortex of energy would be sent out and away from her, shielding her of harm while delivering the full extent of the effects of said ability into the empty city blocks away from them. It seemed to also have been sent away from the way of her comrades. However, there was no telling what effect the technique would have had on the streets and buildings despite the inherent distance from them.
”Who do you fight for?”
Once again, the musical projection of her words would be sent to Goliath. This time, perhaps out of her increasingly powerful potential, they should have been able to come in clearer.
”Whose will are you trying to push? Is your own will really your own?”
Her attempts to further question the demon would be halted by the latters own attacks, but the questions had been asked nonetheless. If asked, Sofia knew the answer to those questions. It didn’t mean they were right however. She fought for herself and for the Quincy. She fought for an ideal, a principle, and a goal. But it was difficult to believe the demon would have the same ideas and closure as her. The way she saw it, the demon was merely a pawn in someone else’s game. A rather powerful pawn, but a pawn nonetheless. She was the tool of someone’s will, that seemed to fight for freedom, but truly having none to begin with. If she could feel pity for the demons, then she would have to accept that she felt pity and sorrow for the titan, and her potential meaningless and sad excuse for existence.
When in range, it seemed as though Sprache had commenced his assault. With the current change in heights, it seemed as though her friend stood to be much lower, tackling a leg rather than the whole body itself. The physical fight was on Sprache however. Sofia had no intentions or means to intervene. Her goal was simply to minimize the damage Sprache would receive to allow him to combat and pummel the titan. The rest of the quincy seemed to be helping in their own way. Besides the stat bolstering abilities of the elect, she seemed to be running about, nearing a death state in what Sofia only hoped was her battle stance before moving back to avoid an untimely death. Toshiko had kept firing, but it seemed as though she had a few things to contend with. As fate would have it, her childhood friend would be in for a lot more pretty soon.
As Sprache tried to wrestle with the titan, the Quincy prodigy observed what looked like a vortex of debri, shockwaves, and fire and electricity. They were combined into one vortex summoned by the pure yet dark intent of the demon’s energy. It served as a reminder and a threat to both Quincy that stood near enough to be consumed by the latter. However, using her heightened ability The Melody, Sofia was able to misdirect the entirety of the catastrophic energy, albeit with no way of knowing where it would be fired off to.
[Utilizing a randomizer set for the following values, Niflheim, Toshiko, Goliath, Sprache, Upwards into the Sky, Empty City Blocks; I randomized the direction of Goliath’s attack and its result indicated: Toshiko]
The mass of deadly energy would have been sent hurling into Toshiko’s direction. The vortex of debris with its shock wave like nature, the fire and electricity imbedded within it all would have made its way to her childhood friend. Sofia could only turn momentarily, cursing under her breath at the direction the attack was heading. There was little she could do about it anymore. But, while her friend certainly had a lot to deal with already, she had to trust she would find the means to survive that.
”Fly, you fool.”
Not being able to effect the speed or the power of the technique, the effect and rate of motion would have been however much the Goliath had originally intended for it to be. On the other hand, Sprache would have been free to attack the Goliath at his whim. Assuming the titan projected more energy attacks, Sofia should have been able to misdirect most if not all of them. However that didn’t mean they wouldn’t be accidentally sent off to one of her companions. Still, if the Quincy bunch stopped trying to win the war on their own and collaborated, they could perhaps stand a chance at downing the beast. Concentrating her efforts on the energy attacks, she hoped someone tried to take initiative and take on the titan’s physical might and her swords, leaving Sprache and potentially maybe Toshiko, to strike at will at the quickly diminishing might of the demon.
At a moment’s notice however, there was what felt like a moment of eureka. The musical prodigy began to feel what sounded like a different beat within her head. Perhaps different tune, or a different tempo. She was particularly favorable of the violin and used the violin bow as a weapon. However, that didn’t mean she wasn’t knowledgeable of other musical instruments as well. After all, being such a devout artist of great musical talent meant she was at least acquainted with most instruments. Before her, Sofia would create her customized Ransotengai Rengoku. Though attached to her brain in near invisible ways, the strands extended out into thin air, seemingly attached to nothing but kept up and ready thank to her masterful and enhanced version of The Melody. In a way, the custom Ransotengai looked a lot like a form of piano. It didn’t just have the purpose of playing music however. After all, most Quincy weapons resembled and were originally intended to function as one thing: bows.
Allowing the custom ransotengai to hover before her, suspended perfectly by her mind and her dominion over her melody made simply by vollstanding, she would reach behind her. From her belt, she would pull five seele schneider all at once. In her left hand, two of her fingers had been hooked into the loops of two seele. Her right hand would see three seeles being retrieved in similar fashion. Rather than playing notes on a piano however, she would layer the five seele over the Ransotengai facing the titan. By pulling them all back, a blue reishi string was created before the blades were fired off at extremely fast speeds. She was sure despite the power and the best efforts of the beast, that it shouldn’t be able to either stop or block the blades. The reason why was simple. Sofia was atop Sprache, safely seeing and guiding the attack. Not only were the blades connected to her mind through the ransotengai, allowing her full dominion of the range and trajectory, but she had the vollstanding enhanced use of The Melody to misdirect and change trajectories. The most likely and obvious result would not be a direct hit however. Instead, the blades would seem to travel at extremely fast speeds before spreading out and around the circumference of the titan forming a pentacle that would momentarily render it immobile. Right after the seele were fired, another row of holy arrows would be fired off into the pentacle, but not before being dripped with the contains of a ginto. The arrows, just like the seele would be controlled not just through her mind thanks to the ransotengai but also by the melody. In essence, they would be just as difficult to stop or block. The result would create a powerful explosion that would erupt upwards, fuel by the beast, almost as if the explosion fed on its available energy like a fire with gasoline. Sprenger. It would continue to erupt upwards along the whole length of the titan creating catastrophic amounts of damage. Because of the carefully thought out size of the pentacle, the explosion should have been enough to decimate or create untold damage to the titan while keeping Sprache relatively safe.
Heiling Schutz: (passive) Continuously, Sofia allows a very thin film of reishi to cover her skin and all around her body. It helps by adding a simple and subtle extra layer of defense to incoming attacks. While she relies on her Blut occasionally, Heiling Schutz allows her to have an extra layer for cushioning damage. The ability is not enough to stop attacks or damage from blows that would be extremely hindering in nature, but at the very least, every potential chance for harm is at the very least minimized in the slightest in some way.
Hagel: By holding at least three Ginto tubes and tossing them into the air, Sofia is able to fire an arrow onto it to kickstart the technique. Upon being shot by her arrow, a blast rises up into the sky to form a large dome resembling a Quincy pentacle. From it, several Quincy arrows of enormous lengths rain down all around the field, creating devastating explosions where they land. Though powerful on its own regard, the technique is her way of limiting the movements of the foe. Because of the amount of Gintos used and the focus required to be used, this ability incurs a four post cooldown after use. "Lluvia divina, Hagel."
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.
Sprenger: By using five seele schneider to create a pentagonal shaped seal, Sofia can then activate it with a Ginto tube. Should a target stand in the middle of the pentagon, they would see themselves trapped there for up to two posts by wrapping and binding their lower body with extremely dense reishi. However someone who’s reishi manipulation is higher than her own skill may be freed before then. When the liquid inside a ginto is dropped on a seele, it acts as a trigger by setting off an explosion of devastating outcomes. Though incredibly powerful, the downfall of the technique lies in the time it takes to set up, and in the difficulty of luring an opponent to be trapped within in.
» Vollständig Abilities:
When she accesses her Vollstanding, Sofia is granted a piece and a glimpse of what she always wanted. Her ability, The Melody, normally allows her to use her unique skill to control the music she creates in order to move herself or her attacks in order to achieve a purpose. However, most of the things she does is simply pushing, pulling, or barely redirecting forces of her creation to go off to one way or another. However, once in her released state, she’s able to move things other than herself or her creations with much more control. Unlike before, when released, she’s able to use her melody to affect incoming attacks. Just like a beautiful and soothing orchestral recital to an audience, the melodies are able to enthrill abilities that use spiritual energy like reiryoku or reishi among others. Bending them to the will of the peculiar and unique tempos of her music, Sofia is not only able to shift attacks to a different direction, but also manipulate them to be able to be redirected and refired into the location she wills. In essence, just like Vollstanding is the pinnacle of a Quincy’s power, it also reflects not just the pinnacle of her unique ability, The Melody, but it also reflects her maximum potential as a genius and musical prodigy. Regardless of how well she plays or how much better she becomes, her control would never be better than it is on her released state. More specifically, Sofia is granted complete control of the direction by manipulation of the blasts, though it doesn't change speed or size of the blasts beyond what they originally were.
Unfortunately, the ability is not without a large amount of limitations. Though she can certainly push away or redirect physical attacks from a target just as she can her own, her complete control of an opponent’s attack is limited to attacks that rely on a spiritual foundation. As such, things such as swordsmanship and hand to hand combat are left out from her complete control. Beyond that, while Sofia can handle and control up to five weak energy attacks, when dealing with extremely powerful blasts with true power behind them, she’s limited to a current maximum of two. Though she tries her best to increase her control and mastery of her release, she’s only able to fully control to the best of her abilities, blasts that source from foes no more than a tier stronger than her. Against foes two tiers higher, she’s limited to fully controlling about three weak spiritual attacks at once, and only one truly powerful blast. When dealing with opponents three tiers or more above her however, her ability surrenders its complete control for the mere chance to shift and move forces as it did before the release albeit still at a much better and controllable pace and power.
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Subject Post 26Subject: Re: Operation: Shadow Purge [CHICAGO: NORTH SECTOR EVENT] Wed Nov 23, 2016 1:50 pm
The Righteous Guardian
Artist: Cryptex - Song: The Walking Dead (Cryptex Reglitch) - Word Count: 3005
Welp, well, fuck. Yeah. Fuck was a good word right now. Definitely a good word to sum up how Toshiko felt: F.U.C.K. Fuck this shit, fuck this Goliath Shell, Fuck. This. Bastard. Toshiko had to deal with enough shit from this Goliath that she was getting a little done. Not to mention NONE of her attacks were going through. First strike encountered a spike, slamming into it with enough force to create a dent on the spike and cause a small shock wave. While Toshiko was in no way pulling her attacks, her punches, or anything like that; she literally just could not land a hit on the Goliath Shell. At least not attacks that would damage it greatly. Not to mention the sword she threw at some point didn't seem to do a single thing; probably got caught in that pool of blood that erupted from the Goliath. But, Toshiko did keep swinging at the bastard, trying to cut whatever she could. She avoided the spikes flying out from the Goliath's flesh with amazing expertise. But, some did still nick her and send her flying back from time to time before she resumed her attacks. But, she did finally let her guard down and get hit back by a spike after a little bit.
The mix of energy drain and constant need to move was really pushing Toshiko; causing her to lose track of the spike eventually and then have a single spike hit her square in the middle of her stomach. Normally, she likely would have been speared but, since her Vollstandig strengthened attributes, the spike broke through her Blut, leaving an inch-deep stab wound, as she was thrown back with enough force that would normally break most people. But, Toshiko is not most people; at all. Toshiko was quickly thrown back into a building, in which she destroyed upon crashing into it. As the building crumbled all around Toshiko, she sighed softly, staring up at the sky that was torn by red energies, black smoke, and seemingly being torn asunder by the energies itself. Not a single thing happened, in Toshiko’s mind, as she lied in that crumbling building. Whether it was a slight lack of energy, or some influence of the Goliath’s DE; Toshiko didn’t feel the drive to keep on going. It is hard to say why though, since she normally has more drive than any person in this world. But, right now, Toshiko felt a little sluggish, tired, and drained of energy. While she did have more than enough energy, she felt like she was slowly losing whatever energy she may have left. Normally, she’d be pissed. But, now? She just felt a little too tired.
As Toshiko continued to lay in the building that was crumbling around her, she could feel the energies being thrown around the battlefield. Niflheim using her own powers in overdrive; probably not even noticing Toshiko’s concern from earlier. And then Sofia… beautiful Sofia, her childhood friend, and the person she loved, though it was probably futile to feel about her like so, was throwing all her worth at the Goliath doll; not letting it fight back. Though it would fight back, she was trying to not give it a chance to fight back. But, it would injure the beast more and hopefully help in bringing Goliath Shell down. Meanwhile, Toshiko was just lying in a crumbling building as she could feel blood trick down the right side of her face and some blood trickle out of the burning injury on her stomach; which hurt the most. The injury was cauterized a little, but, blood still had broken through due to her movements; even though the spikes were burning hot enough to likely melt steel. Toshiko groaned as a rock fell and impacted on her stomach. At that moment, she remembered the hole that she blew in the Goliath’s stomach, and the round that was thrown back at her earlier; which she did avoid since by that time she was already flying towards the giant bastard. But, what now was to be done? Why not fake death or something? Or maybe hide. That works too.
With those thoughts in Toshiko’s mind, she decided to get off her back, ignore the building crumbling around her, and fade into the darkness. Toshiko was pushing her limits and throwing her Vollstandig into overdrive so she could help herself in this battle. Something that must be remembered about her Vollstandig is that it has multiple configurations with certain specializations in battle. However, she can do much more than that with them. She can change the suit on her body a little, if it doesn’t change the configuration, to do what she needs. So, she could create a visual effect with the suit that gives her an appearance of invisibility; or stealth. The exacts of it are more along the lines of shifting the colors of the suit so that it would mix with the background behind her. However, since she did this as an in the moment kind of thing; it will not be perfect. However, it will help. So, Toshiko jumped out of the building before the entire structure crumbled on top of her and buried her in the streets and the Goliath’s blood. After Toshiko rose into the air she groaned some from the pain from the wound on her stomach, but, she did her best to ignore it as she surveyed the battlefield.
Toshiko hadn’t missed much, but, it was clear the Goliath Shell, and her friends, were not holding back one bit. This meant that she couldn’t either, had she been doing so unconsciously? Whether she had or had not was not a concern yet. But, she did have to worry about what she saw. Niflheim and Sofia were both quite injured, in pain, and she knew she had to do something. Their leader was doubting that she would live this, doubting that she would stand by them again. Toshiko grit her teeth and then her voice echoed on their reishi communication; reaching out to the minds of all her comrades.
“LISTEN HERE!! I know this situation may seem hopeless, and I know that some sacrifices are in your mind, Niflheim, but, do not think of your death; because you will not die. None of us will die dammit. We’re Quincy, the Vandenreich; we’re more powerful than people will ever give us credit for. SO!! Let’s prove all those bastards wrong that say the Quincy are weak! Let us take out this beast and leave here alive, one and all. Because, whatever gods there may be help me, I will make sure personally all of you live even if I have to break every rule that this universe governs under. We must stand strong, stand together, and live. And, I assure all of you that if anyone dies today; it will be our enemy!!!”
Whether Toshiko’s little mini-speech was helpful or not would be hard to say. She won’t know until her friends bolstered their nerves, clenched their teeth, and punched the Goliath Shell in the face hard enough to shatter it’s being. So, with a rathe strong post; Toshiko brandished her sword and prepared to resume her attack. But, that would have to be put on hold as Sofia spoke in her mind. ‘fly you fool’ What? What the hell was that fo--… Ohhhhh. Well son of a fuck. Toshiko turned her gaze to where Sofia is and she saw a giant storm of fire, electricity, debris, and DE fly directly for her. She groaned and manipulated her configuration to create a shield on her left arm, one that was made purely from her Vollstandig, and she then surrounded herself in reishi as she forced her blut to become even more durable. With an audible grunt, Toshiko shoved the shield in front of her and prepared herself for the vortex that was coming her way.
The second it slammed into Toshiko’s shield, she was shoved back a good 10 feet before she was able to keep herself from sliding back more. She held her breath as the crushing force was soon felt. She grit her teeth and started to focus; seemingly slowing time for herself. She grit her teeth still as she made sure to keep the reishi around her focused to keep out the DE as much as possible. From there, she also focused her Blut to endure the debris that slammed into her; nearly breaking a rib or two when some of them snuck around the shield. She spat up some blood as she continued to endure the vortex. For a moment, she felt like she was going to get crushed by the pure amount of force coming from the vortex. But, Toshiko grinned as she started to feel crushed. She grinned and looked at Sofia and she did something that was quite risky. She took her sword and then quickly slashed downwards and created enough force to cause the vortex to shift and create an opening. She dived through that opening and caught her breath as she kneeled midair; breathing a little heavily. Her hand was clutching to her chest as she breathed heavily still. The vortex did quite toll on her frankly. Some bones felt like they were crushed, some organs seemed damaged, and her Vollstandig seemed to be a little worse for wear. Sure, she repaired it quickly, but, it was a little hard to repair the wounds that Toshiko herself was dealing with currently. She gave an exasperated sigh as she stood and completely dulled her nerves to prepare for what she’s about to do. Not only that, but, she focused all of her will into attacking the Goliath while ignoring the spikes that could smash into her. A very risky thing to do, but, she had a shield now, and she was going to use it.
By using a mix of willpower and pain endurance, Toshiko suppressed all pain she may feel and could feel, temporarily, and used her will so that she could improve her attacks, improve her damage, and smash the Goliath Shell’s skull in. So, with a small grin Toshiko brandished her sword and slowly moved her arm so that the makeshift shield was in front of her body. With a loud crack, Toshiko disappeared and reappeared at the hole she blew in the Goliath earlier, being directly in front of it, and proceeded to use her shield to block spikes and try to divert blood away from her. Of course, the blood was taking a toll on her shield, but, she was constantly rebuilding and reshaping it to deal with the spikes and the corrosive blood. Toshiko, meanwhile, was moving her body in ways that would cause the spikes to miss her so that she could strike without getting struck. From there, Toshiko began to swing wildly with the sword in her hand so that she could take the Goliath’s current wound and make it worse. However, she was not just attacking without preparing to take any damage. But, her mind was not focused on damage; that was for her blut to deal with until it gave out. Speaking of which, Toshiko grinned as she strengthened her Blut Vene further; making it do it’s six-time defense increase so that Toshiko would be able to take a hit from the Goliath Shell and keep on slashing at its gut. From there, Toshiko would also make sure to keep track of every single spike that flew out at her; looking for an opening in which to strike. If she was presented with an opening to soft flesh to tear asunder; she would immediately send her blade sailing through the Goliath Shell’s skin and flesh. However, Toshiko was not done yet.
From one seeing Toshiko swinging so wildly at Goliath, you could think she was a berserker or somehow able to swing her weapon with much greater speed and force any being should muster, but, that would be true if she was a human. Since Toshiko is both a Quincy and in her Vollstandig, her powers were so greatly augmented that she was using these augmentations to try and push the Goliath shell back into a corner. If she was able do that, Toshiko would leave the Goliath’s mid-section and go up to its face and start slashing at its eyes, nose, mouth, and ears; trying to dampen whatever senses it has. However, she would also be making sure to avoid whatever attacks the Goliath shell may send her way. Frankly, Toshiko had stopped caring about the arms, all she cared about now was taking down this beast so it couldn’t hurt those she cared for. No demon would tear her away from her loved ones again. Hell. No. So, with a burst of resolve from Toshiko she slammed her feet into the Goliath Shell’s face and used it as a springboard to propel her upwards of 1000+ feet up into the air. From there, Toshiko grinned widely as she rose to about 2000 feet in the air. She brandished her blade and went into a swan dive; looking surprisingly majestic and fancy for a woman who had not focused on such things. Maybe Sofia’s elegance had rubbed off on her some. Some.
Without a single emotion, statement, or movement, Toshiko fell at increasing speeds towards the Goliath Shell. She grinned as she finally used her own speed to fly at the Goliath even faster. She was using gravity to increase the amount of speed at which she was flying at the Goliath; nearly increasing the speed to a temporary Mach 5. One would expect her to likely just do a slash down the Goliath Shell’s entire body, but, she wasn’t gonna do that. While ignoring the spikes that normally shot from the Goliath the second she got close, Toshiko spun around last second and slammed her leg, in a downwards kick, into the Goliath Shell’s skull; aiming to either break its skull or really give it a bad headache. Afterwards, Toshiko used a spike that flew from the Goliath shell to fly back from its head; allowing her to do a flip midair to only slam into a building. The building was obviously already wrecked, but, Toshiko just did it in as she jumped off the side of it so she could get away from the crumbling mess of a building. Afterwards, she surveyed her body and felt some areas to see if she was wounded.
Oh, yeah. She was wounded. The spikes alone had left nice shallow stab wounds in certain areas and burns in others. However, that was not all. The vortex from earlier did crush a few bones, but, she had not only ignored that now, but she couldn’t even feel it now. She also finally saw the burns left by the electricity and fire that was in that same vortex; leaving some parts of her slightly numb, but, still under her control. With a sigh, Toshiko glared at the Goliath and spoke through the reishi communication again at her friendlies.
“None of us will die.”
And with that, Toshiko would use her configuration manipulation to create a type of optical camouflage, the type that blends in with surroundings, and she used it to fade into the background as she waited for a good opportunity to strike the Goliath once more. A place where it’s defenses would be down. However, it wasn’t a guarantee it would work. Basically, if Toshiko saw an opening she would take it and deliver a blow strong enough to cut into the Goliath and possibly push it over. However, if there was no opening she would be forced to wait and avoid attacks. Also, if this pseudo-invisibility failed; she would have to not use it again and she would also have to evade what attacks she could. However, she was far too focused on keeping her friends, and herself, alive to worry about invisibility fading. With a single sigh, Toshiko grit her teeth as she snuck around the battlefield temporarily. Only time could really tell if Toshiko was going to rip the Goliath Shell asunder with her attacks from before. Frankly, it would be hard to say as the thing had been finding ways to screw over their attacks time and time again; redirecting them or straight up rendering them useless.
Of course, Toshiko may not be able to do so quite as easily, but, she can definitely give this bastard a pest to deal with; for as long as her energy would allow. With an exasperated sigh, again, Toshiko continued to keep a close eye on the Goliath as she waited for the perfect opportunity to strike once more. One more sundering strike and she could end this and her friends could go home. Go home and recover from this shit storm of a battle. Toshiko grinned as she thought of the bet Sofia made with her. But, it did fade since Toshiko had a feeling it wasn't exactly 'anything' Toshiko wanted to do. But, whatever. She would worry about that later, it was time to worry about her friends, comrades; what was basically her family. Some little Demon bastard was about to get her fucking kick teethed in, her arms removed, her throat slashed, nose broken, and skull shattered. No time to relent or fall back. No time to pull any punches for this tall ass demon. Toshiko was going to bring it down and get everyone home safe and sound.
Time to kick some infected demon’s ass into next Sunday; the demon will enjoy it's ass getting kicked. And Toshiko will supply it.
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Subject Post 27Subject: Re: Operation: Shadow Purge [CHICAGO: NORTH SECTOR EVENT] Sun Dec 04, 2016 1:09 am
Song: N/a STUFF - Artist: N/A STUFF - Words: N/A
He wanted to suplex her, he really wanted to but. BUT SOMEONE JUST COULDN'T BE COOL. Just this once, he could have just been cool...just this once...would you just be cool...just this once. However, it did present an interesting opportunity. Sprache was, certainly, not going to have the resources to match the things size again. Even if he did get the right letters again, he only had one more double chip and if he used it just on keeping up with the thing...what assurances did he have that the thing wouldn't just grow again? He had no idea what the limits of her ability were if there even were any. No, he forced it to show at the very least part of its hand by forcing it to grow up so much so quickly and that, in and of itself, was something of a victory. Even still, Sprache certainly wouldn't be able to maintain it for very long if he did get the right letters. His power at that time was ridiculous...but his Quincy body simply couldn't handle it yet. Even if he was as strong and tough as the thing, he could feel the fatigue coursing through him, the agony of his muscles aching. He had amassed too much power in this weaker frame for far too long and he was, he could feel it, burning himself out. He took in too much power too fast and seriously overestimated what he was capable of. No, he couldn't risk trying to keep fighting this thing head on, to keep trying to match it strength for strength...but thankfully he did not have to. The creature growing ever larger still presented an opportunity, presented an option he did not have before. The creature made a mistake. Bigger was not always better.
That night was still fresh in his mind. The first time he saw Sofia's weapon. She later called it a Spirit Weapon. That name didn't mean much to Sprache at the time and even now he didn't really understand why they called them that. As Quincy they used spirit energy to shoot stuff. Everything they did was a spirit weapon. He wasn't really sure why these weapons got a special moniker for that, but after seeing a few of them in action, Sprache could forgive the somewhat convoluted and lazy naming rituals of his people. The gap in strength between Sprache's light sticks and Sofia's spirit weapon was intense. He had spent quite a bit of time contemplating just how to make the thing himself. They didn't have any time for Sofia to formally tutor him on things that were Quincy and Sprache had been left to his own devices for the most part, expected to just handle things on his own which, to be fair, was not exactly an unfair expectation for the rather resourceful individual. Their powers were a construct of their soul, their will...so it stands to reason that if he just wanted it bad enough...he could make one. He had never done anything the "right" way as Sofia was so often fond of reminding him that he barely qualified as a Quincy on a regular basis. Then why should he spend so much time worrying about how to do something? It was silly and counter intuitive. Sprache hadn't been a normal Quincy this whole time, why start now?
So as he flew at the giant monster, Sprache released his previous reality aberration, causing his body to shrink down from his twenty meter tall visage back to his two meter tall form as Sofia left his shoulder. He wanted as much of his possible energy as tight to him as possible. He stopped thinking about it, he stopped worrying about it...he just did. He let his instincts take over, he let his will exert itself. The creature didn't move to dodge him, it probably thought he was beneath notice at this point with the chaos that the others were causing and it assumed that his fist wasn't going to do much damage. It was letting Sprache hit it...that was a mistake. A grin came to the man's face as the energy coalesced around his hand. Then it began to harden and take form, as the spiritual energy swirled around the limb as the Wutklaue began to take shape. Sprache's spirit weapon finished forming as the man's fist thrust out, straight for the monster's leg...and then it punched through that armored flesh as if it was thrusting through water. Sprache's vibrant red hue subsided a bit as his thrust punched straight through the monster, a familiar searing pain as the creature's corrosive blood spewed out on to Sprache's arm. His blut was still protecting him, but for how much longer he couldn't say. He could vaguely hear noise around him, words, like some people were picking the least opportune moment possible to monologue about how friendship was magic and that the clearly subdued creature they were fighting should give up on what they had been doing for the last couple of pages. Sprache felt a pressure coming toward him that was sent off elsewhere, it looked like one of them was protecting him as he was elbow deep in this monster. He doubted the Shell felt anything more than the little mosquito bite that was his attack, but all the same he was grateful to have protection and, more importantly, the time he needed.
Symbols began to etch themselves across Sprache's skin, Black letters snaked out and around his body in the form of a jet black tattoo, carving its way in to his skin as the man unleashed his Vollstandig. He was going to bring this monster down from the inside, he was going to drag it to the ground kicking and screaming from inside the massive body it fashioned itself. Sprache would use its immensity against it and cripple it. The letters formed in his hand inside the monster, letters that were going to drag it down, letters that were going to rip it apart, letters that formed a being that the Shell had probably never heard of before. Sprache grinned, it seemed that playing video games all day really could let you accomplish something.
Sprache even popped his chip for good measure, bringing the total strength of his ability to forty-six. The Ginto broke...and then the valve of reality broke as well. The fabric of time and space ripped itself apart inside the monster's leg as the portal forced itself in to existence, eradicating any tissue it was around that would impede its existence. Once the portal had formed in the creature's leg...then the creatures came. They were small, purple little monstrosities with two little legs a pointed snout, and rather vicious looking sets of teeth. One by one through the portal the monsters spawned themselves in monster at an astonishing pace as they would tear through the monster's leg, moving through the now severed blood vessels and capillaries as the ever increasing army of monsters ripped, bit, and tore through the monster's leg. They couldn't get farther through the body, the corrosive nature of the creature's blood eventually killed the little monsters in addition to their own shelf life once they made manifest in our world, but the havoc they would wreck would rather quickly render the monster's leg useless at best and a liability for internal blood loss at worse and given that the portal itself had the strength of a 0-2, it would not be easy to destroy or dissipate by any means.
That was when Sprache began to slip. The strain on his blut was getting to be too much as he pulled his arm from the creature's leg. Fatigue was catching up to him and while his powers were capable of incredible feats well beyond his means, his body could not withstand them any long. Sprache kicked off the monster's leg to get separation...then his body gave out. The kick was weak, not enough to carry him very far and he couldn't control or adjust how he was falling. He careened through the air before crashing in to a nearby, now rather defunct bus. Sprache pushed through the vehicle's metal frame with a sickening crash and accompanying crunch as he had lost the ability to control himself. The velocity of his body pushed the bus back as both Sprache and his new ride skidded along the road, kicking sparks up it screeched along the ground before crashing in to a near by building, brick and mortar falling on the bus and burying it, and Sprache, under the rubble as the last traces of the corrosive blood not whisked off by the air sizzled at his skin, burning it before it soaked in to the rubber as Sprache's eyes struggled to remain open in a last attempt to stay useful, but it wasn't any use. He had used too much power and his unfortunate relationship with the bus did not help matters as consciousness slowly left him, Sprache drifting off in to pained unconsciousness.
He was out of the fight, but he sure as hell would take some of that monster with him and once it couldn't move its legs and had the tissue eaten from the inside out, then the other three would be able to kill it, to drag it down to the ground kicking and screaming until that failed little experiment didn't have the audacity to smash around in these cities. Besides, he could use a nap. He'd had a busy day not getting to suplex someone.