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Subject Post 11Subject: Re: Operation War Dogs: Dogs of War [WW4 Start Event] Sat Feb 09, 2019 9:38 pm
Artist: Keith Power - Song: Red Broth - Word Count: 1393
As the cruel arc of energy from Bid'Daum's blade traveled the pale rakshasa felt several things. Even now he could instinctively feel just how outclassed he was against Magnolia, but such a thing only served to deepen the grin upon the demons face. He could feel the multitude of souls passing on around him, every once in a while a stray soul being drawn down his maw with the odd deeper inhalation. But more than the dying men and women around him, and their souls, the pale male could feel something else. He couldn't pinpoint where, but the rakshasa was sure he could feel it.. Another of his kind walked the world of the living.. And hell had been wrought forth.. For him to feel such a thing, and be unable to pinpoint the location, Bid'Daum could only think of a few of his kind that were strong enough to cause such a thing. In the time the demon processed these thoughts not but a moment had passed, his eyes on Magnolia as she responded to his strike.
For but a moment, just as the ground gave way beneath her, Bid'Daum lost sight of his foe. If it weren't for the shower of sparks and energy as her blade met his attack he was sure he wouldn't have spotted her till it was nearly too late. As it were, as his strike was cleaved in two along the side, Bid'Daum was able to track his foe, and thus ready himself for what would come next. Without the time to think of how to respond to it Magnolia had close the distance, her blade flashing towards him in a brutal downward slash. Bringing his own blade up at an angle the demon would manage to divert, with quite a bit of effort, the blow to his left where it would come to a controlled stop just above the ground.. A testament to Magnolia's skill with the weapon, as well as the control she possessed over her own body.
While one blow would be diverted that had left him open for the near instantaneous followup. Due to how he had to position his blade to divert the previous blow Bid'Daum was left completely open to the elbow, taking a brutal blow to the sternum the pale demon would now learn that his strength didn't necessarily mean a strong body. The moment the blow would hit the breaking of bone would be heard, the coppery taste of blood would greet the demons tongue as it passed his lips, along with any air held in his lungs. Viciously coughing the rakshasa would have but a moment to leap backwards, as the tearing of fabric reached his ears Bid'Daum knew he had just cleared Magnolia's strike, a large cut across the front of his outfit revealing the flesh beneath being evident of that. As a result of the cut material one could now see a darkening bruise spreading across the center of the rakshasa's chest, and the labored breathes Bid'Daum was now taking as a result of the broken bones throughout.
Wheezing with each breath the white haired demon eyes his foe, clutching the handle of his blade hard enough to whiten his knuckles. While he had figured he was completely outclassed he hadn't quite though a single hit would nearly shatter every bone in the region of his chest. If here were a mere mortal, or perhaps anything but what he was, he figured he'd either be down and out at this very moment... or dead. Such a thought only served to cause the demon to scoff at himself, sickened by the state he was now in. At the same time the rakshasa couldn't help but be excited.. He had missed this feeling during his slumber.. The feeling of a life or death fight. And so ignoring all others on the battlefield Bid'Daum made Magnolia his sole focus, only keeping enough attention on the battle to be sure he wouldn't be surprised by another from behind.
It was evident to the voracious demon that he couldn't hold back, and thus summoning a portion of his layer was necessary at this point.. Either that, and unleashing his seals.. Or unleashing it. And so a decision was made.. Eyeing his blonde foe Bid'Daum would let loose his demonic energy, a brilliant aura of whites and greys erupting to life around him. At the same moment the rakshasa would assert his will upon the world around him, his demonic energy and nature as a raksasha serving to aid in said will taking root. The affects would be instant.. first the sound of a monstrous train would be heard.. then metallic walls, ceilings, and floors would form around he and Magnolia.. and finally, as all asserted itself into the reality of the living world, the momentum, shaking, rattling, and rocking of a trains movement would become a reality to the demon and his blonde foe.. For now the battle would commence upon his own field of choice, one in which he could fight at his full potential. And so in the moments following Magnolia's assault Bid'Daum had unleashed Naraka Rēlagāṛī, the Hell Train, upon Earth.
Naraka Rēlagāṛī is a technique created through the combination of three demonic abilities. These abilities being; Demon Magic, Reality Warping, and Za Koa. Through the combined use of these abilities Bid'Daum is capable of summoning a portion of his layer into any dimension he is present in, as long as said dimension isn't sealed off from access. Although this technique greatly taxes Bid'Daum both mentally and physically it does also provide him with the benefits of being present within is layer of Hell. In addition to receiving the benefits of being on his natural turf this technique also allows Bid'Daum to expose living beings to any portion of his layer that he wishes, whether it be the most dangerous of areas or the most luxurious. This technique can only be used once per thread, and can only be held for five posts.
**Note; Keep in mind Bid has yet to be updated @ demon update. @ Skill sheet, and outdated skill mentions.
The moment the train would come into reality Bid'Daum would enact the next step of his thoughts, unleashing his full base power. Now, while his layer was brought forth, was the only time he could follow through with this next portion. Immediately the crown atop the white locks of hair would be enveloped in a black mist-like glow as the demon initiated Sīla Rilīja, tapping into the first portion called Ādhā Rilīja or half release. The moment these abilities would be activated the change in Bid'Daum would be immediate, his pool of energy increasing in both volume and density, equating to roughly a 35% increase, as such men and women around the battlefield would feel an immense pressure crushing down on them, as if they had just been dragged into the depths of the ocean. Secondly the demon's physical state would improve slightly, as the first half of his release kicked in Bid'Daum could feel his strength increase. Despite the release of this abilities the demon still suffered from Magnolia's strikes.. but now perhaps the ground would be a bit more even.. If not.. he still had Pūrī Rihā'ī.
Sīla Rilīja (सील रिलीज, Seal Release): This is ability is known as Sīla Rilīja and possesses two stages of activity.
The first stage known as Ādhā Rilīja is activated by 'removing' the first portion of the tainted skin, or the first seal as Bid'Daum refers to it as. Although the crown adorning his head is not actually removed it adopts a deathly glow about its form until sealed once again. This first stage can be skipped over completely in order to delve straight into stage two.
The second stage is signified by the black glow encompassing both the crown, and chest piece adorning Bid'Daum's form. This stage is referred to as Pūrī Rihā'ī, and can be accessed without having to go through the first stage.
The details for both stages, and the results of their release, are listed below.
In stage one, Ādhā Rilīja, or Half Release, Bid'Daum receives roughly 35% of the power sealed away by Sīmaka Javānōṁ. This reception is signified by two things; increased volume and density of the young hell demon's energies, and an increase in his physical parameters.
In Half Release the pool of energy that is Bid'Daum's reserves has taken on a whole new depth and feel. For those but the strongest of wills sensing, or being exposed to Bid'Daum's energy in this state can be equated to an ocean of pressure crushing down upon you while death wraps its cold hands around your throat. Energy-wise in this state a brief flex, or showing, of his energy can create a sizable crater around the young demon due to the density now possessed.
And finally, in this state Bid'Daum gains a single leap in two portions of his skill sheet. General Speed, and Strength. Half Release can only raise his parameters to Master at the most.
Speed is now up to Elite. Strength is now Master. I would like to note that this has not been tweaked since skill sheet changes, thus Strength can remain Elite if need be.
Both the summoning of his layer, and unleashing Ādhā Rilīja, had taken only a few moments. If Magnolia so chose she could interrupt both given the speed she had already displayed.. Otherwise both would come into being, effectively bringing the battle to a slightly more even playing field. Without waiting another moment Bid'Daum would burst forth with his now enhanced speed, upon closing the distance between he and his blonde foe the rakshasa's blade would become an edged blur as he utilized a technique stolen from a previous shinigami foe, Senmaioroshi. The multitude of would rain down upon Magnolia intent of cutting into, and threw, any flesh met by Bid'Daum's blade. As the strikes would cease the pale demon would immediately lash out with a right cross, relinquishing his blade to his left hand, as the momentum of punch briefly brought the demon's long locks across his lower face. This cross would be followed up by a one handed swing of Zar'roc aimed to cleave diagonally, bottom left to top right, across Magnolia's torso. Both follow ups would make full use of his enhanced strength & speed, intent on laying in as much damage as possible in those blows.
Following said blows, regardless of whether they hit or not, Bid'Daum would leap back but a couple meters, as much as the current room of the Hell Train would really allow. Intent on being out of the way of any immediate follow up his blonde foe could make. As he stood their, eyes still on the blonde, the labored wheezing breaths could still be heard coming from his breast, the demon himself ignoring the stabbing pains of each coppery breath. He would have to be patient, and calm in this battle.. But not foolish.. He only had so much time within the Hell Train, and he'd use every moment he could.. And so the demon would patiently await his foes next move, intent on catching it before taking similar damage to the last blow he was struck with.
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Subject Post 12Subject: Re: Operation War Dogs: Dogs of War [WW4 Start Event] Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:17 pm
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The flurry of motions ended with the white-haired demon, and the golden hair shinigami separating from one another, dust arising as the sound of wheezing could be heard from bid'daums labored breaths. The expanse between them was not great; twenty meters lay between them. To supernatural beings, such a small distance could be crossed in seconds. Magnolia's golden eyes would narrow faintly as Bid'daum's energy began to seep out onto the field of battle.
Magnolia did not interrupt the male as he released: Instead, she spread her feet out her naginata pointing towards the ground as she held it leveled towards her opponent. Magnolia's mind would filter out the unneeded noises of battle, the world around her would begin to slow to a crawl. The woman's senses of perception would become heightened as she released a pent up breath. Electricity would glimmer in her eyes, a static charge arcing across the metallic surface of her blade.
To her, seconds became minutes, time slowed to a crawl. It was then that Bid'daum would attack, crossing the distance with a gust of air, a boom of sound and a flurry of attacks that magnolia would intercept. Magnolia's Naginata would spin rapidly in her hands, forming a shield in front of her that would intercept a vast majority of the flurry of blade attacks in a shower of sparks and a few explosions of kinetic energy. numerous small red lines would open up on the woman's combat gear, the shadow-fall attire having been sliced clean through by Bid'daums razor-sharp blade.
This only set up for the second attack in bid'daums rapid engage, His right fist would launch towards Magnolia, who would push off her front-facing foot to avoid the blow by mere centimeters, a gust of wind blasting past her from his tyrannical fist. This attack was followed up perfectly by upwards rising diagonal slash. This attack would be parried by the bottom of the naginata's shaft which moved forward and down to counteract the force which sought to cut her. The opposition of forces would cause a large explosion of sparks while magnolia borrowed the position of the pole, and used it as a fulcrum. Her foot would whip forward and to the side to try to catch Bid'daum in the solar plexus.
Some blood would spatter from the bridge of magnolia's nose from one of the many attacks Bid'daum had done in his blade-flurry prior to all of this, the projectile spray of blood staining the ground with a small bit of red as the woman went on the attack. First, Magnolia's Naginata would become a cruel arc of silver which launched forward in a flurry of jabs, each of them causing after-images as the woman took an explosive step forward.
With that step, Magnolia would rapidly close the distance once more, her Naginata moving for a rising slash which would release a brilliant blade-scar of supernatural energy which would rip across the field of battle.
"Show me what you got, Demon." Magnolia's voice crossed the meager expanse between them as the rumbling from their attacks faded.
From the dust that arose from their most recent exchange, Magnolia's lips could be barely seen, a faint smirk adorning her mouth. Even if she was here to win, to liberate the human populace and push back the tyrannical Shadow fall. At the end of the day, Magnolia was a warrior, Bid'daums prowess had got her blood pumping. The thrill of battle had enticed her.
"Because if you don't, I will grind you into the ground." Magnolia declared, partially in honesty, partially in pure trash-talking spirit. She was raring to go.
Subject Post 13Subject: Re: Operation War Dogs: Dogs of War [WW4 Start Event] Sat Feb 16, 2019 12:10 pm
Artist: Our Last Night - Song: Demons - Word Count: 1091
He could feel it as his blade clashed with the whirling shield that Magnolia's naginata had become.. The feeling of increased access to Za Koa, feeling this the demon took what was given and figuratively pulled more into him. As a result Bid'Daum, even as small explosions were created from the clash of his blade and his blonde foes, could feel the manifestation of the Hell Train growing stronger, his layers connection to this world solidifying further and further. If it kept up the Raksasha would soon be able to summon his Tower as well if he so wished. For now the further access would be focused primarily on his battle, enhancing what would need to be. Despite the vast majority of his blades strikes being blocked the demon felt little satisfaction upon spotting tears beginning to open upon the clothing of his foe. When the follow up cross came for her Magnolia responded similarly to his own response to one of her previous assaults, leaping back and allowing the strike to pass through the space she had been in.
When his next strike came his blonde foe blocked in a method he hadn't quite expected. Using the shaft of her weapon she had utilized it to perfectly counteract the force of his own blade, an explosion of sparks being created as a result. Before Bid'Daum could then fully clear space by leaping back yet again a kick lashed out, aimed for his solar plexus, and connecting.. Thankfully due to his positioning the kick was unable to connect with the full extent of its power, serving to push him back with a large amount of force instead of causing further damage to his chest and ribs. Sliding back upon landing, further than he intended to be when he lept the Rakshasa watched as her blade became its own arc of cruel steel as it flashed towards him in a flurry of jabs.
What he had not expected, upon these strikes being unleashed, was for an after image of his foe to be left behind as she took an explosive step forward. Because of this Bid'Daum was left on the defensive side of these strikes, unable to lash back as his blade came up in time to meet her own. Again. And again. And again. With each impact a boom of sound and kinetic energy would be unleashed, reverberating off the walls of the Hell Train before dissipating. As the distance between the two was closed yet again Bid'Daum's foe let loose a brilliant crescent of her own supernatural energy from her blade, its path taking it across the current room of the train in the blink of an eye.
Upon seeing the arc, and hearing Magnolia's challenge the Rakshasa of Gluttony would let loose a beastly roar, his silver-white energy erupting to life around him once again and clashing with the scar of energy Magnolia had let loose. As the two energies clashed the crown atop Bid'Daum's head, and the plate of what appeared to be armor, glowed a deathly black once again as the demon completed the release of his Tainted Skin. With an explosion of dust and energy the two forces erupted, canceling each other out as Bid'Daum stood, tainted skin now fully released as Pūrī Rihā'ī activated. With this Bid'Daum felt whole. He could feel the perfect control he now had over his demonic reserves, and the increased access to Za Koa energy. He could feel his body strengthening itself yet again. He was perfect once again. At least in body. In mind was a different thing. The gluttonous rakshasa could feel the bloodlust seeping into his mind, even as his thought process became clearer and faster.
Stage two of Sīla Rilīja is known as Pūrī Rihā'ī or Complete Release. In this stage Bid'Daum's reserves remain mostly the same. The only change being newly found perfect control over said reserves. Meaning abilities relying on Za Koa, Demon Magic, or his own reserves wouldn't waste a drop of energy, only utilizing the precise amount needed.
Upon entering Pūrī Rihā'ī the main changes are mentally, and physically. Although in complete release Bid'Daum does gain an ability known as Pēṭū Yātanā, which shall be laid out in detail later. Mentally Bid'Daum enters a state of clearer, faster, and more precise thought. Though this isn't the only mental change.. The young hell demon enters an immense state of blood-lust, such that his focus is purely spilling blood and slaughtering all before him. In this state Bid'Daum tends to stop differing friend from foe, and ignores all pain inflicted upon his body. In this state of mind it usually takes Kali's influence to control Bid'Daum. In this blood-lust controlled state of mind Bid'Daum has even been known to brutally kill innocent beings.
Finally the physical changes. Unlike in Half Release the changes in Complete Release are much greater. All four of Bid'Daum's physical parameters increase, including the ones previously increased by Half Release. This means that for two parameters a complete release means a two gap leap. As such two skills could go from Adept to Master, while the other two would only increase to Advanced. Upon reaching the zero tiers Pūrī Rihā'ī is capable of pushing a single stat into Grand Master within events. Though this severely taxes Bid'Daum's body, tearing muscles and sending intense pain through every nerve in his being.
Stats changes upon Pūrī Rihā'ī:
Speed: Elite -> Master. Strength: Will remain Master as Bid is not zero tier as required by Pūrī Rihā'ī's writing. Durability: Adept -> Advanced. Weapon/Marital Skill: Advanced -> Elite.
Now, for himself at least, the real fight had begun. Now the rakshasa could truly test his metal against his more powerful blonde foe. And thus Bid'Daum would allow the thrill of battle to take hold as the demon would first laugh then speak, "You speak as if such a result isn't fact." The demon would steady his blade before him, his demonic essence coursing wildly yet perfectly through himself and the blade. "But don't mistake me woman. Your strength does not mean my surrender." The white haired males words would end with a grin and a flip of his blade. With the pommel of Zar'roc facing Magnolia Bid'Daum would engage his foe, utilizing another technique he had learned from a shinigami he had felled. With a powerful, demonic energy enhanced, thrust of his weapon Bid'Daum would utilize that in combination with his own strength to created a deadly pillar of wind pressure and demonic energy that would blitz straight for Magnolia's chest. Against a foe of his own caliber such a strike would be easily capable of blowing a hole through their chest in Bid'Daum's current state, against Magnolia however.. He expected the blow to cause at least similar damage to what his own chest has received thus far, if it connected.
Following the Onibi strike Bid'Daum would vanish from his spot, moving even faster than he had previously, a testament to his increased capability upon the full release of his tainted skin. Clearing the space between he and his foe the demon would engage with his blade, lashing out in a furry of strikes. The first aimed to take her leg at the thigh, the next coming from left to right to cleave through her torso. Another, right to left diagonally, meant to cleave the woman from shoulder to hip. A change in direction, and another slash would be let loose, meant to cleanly cut through her waist severing torso from legs. After this strike another would tear through the air, faster than the previous ones, aimed to cleave directly from shoulder to shoulder. Then, utilizing the momentum from the final strike, Bid'Daum would drop into a low sweeping kick aimed to take the legs, which would be followed with another cruel Onibi strike meant for her skull if the leg sweep was successful.
As this furious combination died down the demon would leap into the air, the roof above him vanishing at his will as his jump carried him to its apex. At this point the six foot long blade of Zar'roc would cleave through the air, another cruel arc of energy coming to life and tearing forth as a result. Watching the arc travel Bid'Daum would allow himself to drop back to the ground, landing with blade ready in a guarded position, awaiting any response from Magnolia.
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Subject Post 14Subject: Re: Operation War Dogs: Dogs of War [WW4 Start Event] Sat Feb 16, 2019 2:44 pm
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Fast. That was magnolia's initial impression of the dynamic change that had occurred in Bid'daum; His physical strength had elevated to a point that Magnolia could begin to take her opponent much more seriously. In the zone of battle, everything moved much more slowly in the eyes of the shinigami; each minute movement would fail to escape her scrutiny.
Deep within herself, the resolve that she had carried as her mantle flared. The resolve that had brought her to slaughter thousands of enemies, to walk valiantly over the mountains of corpses and look defiantly across the expanse. Her demeanor changed, the glow in her eyes was radiant and resplendent.
Bid'daums thrust broke the sound barrier, destroying the earth in front of it as she threw her spear up into the air, it's head-over-head spinning glint visible in the field of battle as the woman thrust a lone fist forth. Single bone was what Shinigami called this technique, and her muscles flared, cutting a chiseled light in the explosions and bombardments that echoed around them. The force of her fist which could go head-to-head with zanpakuto's, coupled with the force of vibrations that released from it, would offset the wind-force of the attack as the clothing covering her arm was completely blown off, exposing her well-defined arms, and shoulders, which would be covered in thin red cuts from their previous engage, and newly forming purple bruises from their current engage.
Magnolia's golden eyes blazed as the male closed the gap between them in an instant. The scything of his blade moving in a downwards diagonal arc with the intent to sever her leg from her body. Cloud rend would become pivotal here, it would cause a momentary lag in the speed of the attack, so negligent that it'd be dismissed as useless in most situations. However, in this instance, that momentary lag would be enough to allow Magnolia's foot to rise above, and stomp downwards, meeting with the surface of the blade, pushing out and to the side to disrupt Bid'daums attack and open up a window of attack.
Blood would flow from a moderate laceration on Magnolia's foot; In an explosive show of force, the blade was embedded into the earth beneath them. The force of this stomp would be enough to cause fragments to score the earth within 500 meters of them. Then, using the counter force, Magnolia's twin fists came forth to smash into Bid'daums body once more utilizing double-bone, like twin peels of thunder they would collide with the man with enough force that two explosions of kinetic energy would most likely burst from Bid'daums back, decimating a huge region behind the male for over a thousand meters.
Was she done though? No. Steam would burst forth from her mouth as an electrical storm flared upon her flesh, all of it would arc from muscle to muscle, gaining force and power until it traveled to the surface of her fist. The maniacal cackling of lightning would pervade the air, the stench of ozone prominent as the shinigami's fist blurred.
First, the sonic blast that echoed from the fist would rupture outwards like a mushroom cloud, it was as if heaven earth had been upturned. The seismic force of the punch would cause the earth beneath them to ripple in a wave, greatly disrupting the battles around them.
Then the second punch came, and then a third. The billowing onslaught of fists would transpire in less than a split second. The infamous punch used by the flash goddess Yourichi against Aizen four hundred years ago had once more had shown its prowess in the field of battle. Raioken it was called, the thunder kings fist.
As this fist flurry went on in that split second, the spiraling naginata in the air fell down like a rocket, pulled inwards by magnolia's capacity to attract objects. Timed with the end of the attack, Magnolia's weapon fell firmly in her hands, a deadly light flashed mercilessly in her eyes. Her foot had released from the blade as her Naginata vanished, moving across the male at extreme speeds. This was another technique, Hitosumi, Nadegiri. If Bid'daum hadn't fled her radius, the sanctified eastern blade would most likely draw and the ugly red scar across his chest.
"Your right. Nonetheless, I will take that strength of yours, and I will beat it mercilessly into the ground, pale demon." Magnolia's words were full of steel.
Her body vanished as she lept into the air, kicking off it as with a crack of lightning she would traverse the distance between them in mere moments. It was her trademark flash step, lightning flash step in use. Appearing in the midst of the air, her feet would become a flurry of movements as they stomped downwards. Through the utilization of Gatoringu Jindanda, coupled with her iron fist technique, and demon shattering blows, the ground beneath would be turned into swiss cheese.
Magnolia's Boisterous laughter would boom, as she said.