Madness Begins [Hunt For The Soul King]
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The air was ripe with the stench of war as the battle to reach The Soul King by The Mad One began to get underway. There were explosions, balls of fire and earthquakes that shook the very planet itself to its core popping off in every which direction for the Soul Society to feel. Indeed, this was a battle befitting the presence of numerous Demon Lord level combatants in one location. Where most would feel the need to be on edge, to undergo the emotions of fear or to perhaps find the joy of combat; the likes of The Devil of Boundaries found -- peace.
Hovering in the air and watching the armies of demon fall before her very feet reminded The Demoness of her days as the entity known as "Selena Minos". Prior to her ascension to the ranks of Devil Iramashahood, she had spent countless centuries, nay, thousands of years as an unruly brute of Demon World. Killing whomever The Mistress pleased, controlling whatever terrority that her heart desired and indulging in the power that came with being a Demon Lord were most of the perks that the former Angel of Death so enjoyed.
Yet, ever since the day The Bringer of Death became entangled in the web of Ketsu Iramasha's life, such a thing has been a fleeting memory. Blurred in the ashes of Selena's death, the intensity in which Yukuri felt her demonic psyche had lowered and The Demoness still felt much like a shell of her former self. And perhaps -- that is indeed all she was following the downfall of Selena Eos's demise by the hands of The Devil Iramasha Leader. By having her insides carved out and spirit altered The Devil of Boundaries could indeed be considered a new being.
But, as with the law of the universe, no one energy can ever be completely destroyed. Selena Minos still very much lived on and the more the bodies piled up on the body field, the more this part of her demonic heritage bean to trigger, overflow and breathe new life into the cold shell that Yukuri Iramashsa harbored. So in a dry laugh, The Mistress Of The Border took great delight in the suffering she was causing; even if it wasn't entirely under her own terms.
None the less, such a wonderful feeling couldn't be held inside forever as a form of mental masturbation, right? Right. Snapping her attention back into reality, the focus was back on the battlefield. Everything was beginning to look more and more as if the side of The Iramashsa had the edge on the Mad One's Army. The attack in which The Devil of Boundaries invoked upon Eric's followers seemed to be a critical blow, as only one hundred and twenty of the once ten thousand menacing demons remained. It caused a low whistle to emit from Yukuri's mouth because she had not expected land blow that reached a nearly 98.8% effective rate against his hordes of worshippers.
"What a fragile army, Eric. You bring shame to the Demon Lord title I once held because it used to actually mean something."
Speaking those words as if they were a matter-of-fact, Yukrui continued to survey the area. Of those remaining in The Demon Overlord's Military, The Mistress could also assume that a sizeable portion of those still standing were critically injured or damaged in some way; making it easy pickings for the individuals eager continue this battle against the Royal Devil Iramasha. At the very least, she expected more of a fight against these little orcs. So either she was stronger than she thought, or maybe The Mad One's army wasn't as powerful as it was cracked up to be.
Taking a glance to the north, the pulsation of a latent, but powerful Shinigami caught the attention of The Mistress's perception for a few moments. If her senses were correct, this spiritual signature was that of Yoruichi Shihōin. Having lived with Urahara Kisuke for a time during her life as Selena Minos, The Devil Iramasha was somewhat familiar with this figure and found it surprising she decided to come all the way out here. As a result of her impending arrival, it brought forth the question of whether or not the illustrious figure would remember Yukuri in this form. Only time would tell the answer of that question.
Detecting another shift in power on the battlefield, Yukuri Iramasha gave a gaze to the crimson heavens above her. While doing so, there was a void expression across the Devil Maiden's face as she observed The Blood Moon coming forth into the sky. Even prior to his release, Yukuri could sense the return of Matthew Hinote from the blood she herself shared with Ketsu. One after another, helms of royal demonic heritage came one after another to this vast battle. And as for this new challenger? The Mistress of The Border was rather curious as to if he'd still harbor feelings of animosity or hatred in her new form.
Thus, a greetings was in order to the likes of The Vampiric Demon Lord.
"Hellllloooooooooooooooooo, Mr.Matthew. Surely you haven't forgotten my voice, no?"
With a small grin etched across her face, the echofield tone of Yukuri's amplified voice bounced off the four walls of the battlefield for all to hear. It was mischievous and playful in nature, as she more or less teased him with that poke at his mind.
"And hellllllllloooooooo to you to, Itchling."
Still speaking in the cheerified voice she gave Matthew, there wasn't an ounce of anxiety or shock when the likes of Zorin Blitz decided to raise her blade against The Border Queen. For the malice which radiated off of her scythe oozed murderous intent, and the speed that Zorin moved at was far too slow to catch The Royal Devil by surprise; so The Mistress reacted by sidestepping it entirely and moving to the right of The Demoness. With a coy smile smeared across her face, The Hell Maiden then went on to make use of her instantaneous speed from Chaos Warp to yield herself a high chance of touching the scythe.
With a single touch, Yukuri possessed the raw destructive potential from her Chaos Energy to dismantle the blade. By disintegrating it with a Chaos Blast fired off from an Iramasha with the strength of a Demon Lord, The Border Loving Devil aimed to take this factor out of the fight early. If nothing else, as a back up plan, she'd snap her fingers and have particles of her Chaos Energy invoke a Chaos Warp on the object. Due to being in such a close proximity of one another, this means of attack possessed an equal chance of working and she'd aim to transport the weapon into the core of a far off sun to be reduced to ashes by such intense flames.
"From that weapons existence, its easy to tell that Little Old Eric is still riled about the death of that ridiculous brother of his. Tell him he has my condolences for being related to such a loathsome creature."
While moving behind the likes of Zorin, Yukuri could sense that The Demoness was in the process of summoning a new force to the field from the bodies of those whom she had just slaughtered not too long ago.Perhaps it was ego, maybe it was curiosity, but The Devil of Boundaries would allow this foe to come into existence. However, not before landing a heavy, concentrated chop to Zorin's neck from behind with her right hand. Filled to the brim with The Devil Maiden's Chaos Energy, and combined with enough raw strength to level a mountain side, Yukuri aimed to use her metaphysical prowess to shred through Zorin's defenses.
The intent behind it was to damage the flow of energy within The Demon's body, render her unconscious and leave the boarish woman a bloody mess. For this strike was meant to travel through her body as lightning travels through the air; zapping the health of her bones, crumbling the state of her organs and throwing Zorin into a world of pain. While, at the base of the strike, there may very well be a gaping hole in her neck that would not heal so easily.
After all, Selena Minos was the one whom helped teached Koichi his Chaos Fighting Style, one would assume the master would have a few tricks up her sleeve. So, with a hard and quick punch from her left hand, Yukuri directed her fist towards the base of Zorin's spine; aiming to crush it with the same amount of force she utilized with her karate-chop to the neck and cripple The Hellish Opponent. All making it so, that by the time The Border Queen was finished with her, Zorin would be hurtling towards the Earth defeated and broken. At least, that was the picture The Iramasha Maiden painted in her head.
"Oh? I think I will get away with killing whomever I choose. You are welcome to try and stop me, though." Speaking with the utmost of self-assurance that she'd be the victor in this battle, The Mistress let out a playful laugh and turned herself around to meet the sight of mutated freak attempting to headbutt her.
Did Zorin forget? Yukuri knew Death Energy. Having just butchered the collective mass of nine thousand eight hundred eighty beings, the mark of The Devil Iramasha were all over this newly summoned opponent. Thus, it was if Zorin was doing the work FOR The Border Maiden because through her prowess of Death Energy -- she knew necromancy. And what does necromancy do? Hehe, well, it manipulates the bodies of the dead of course. So through this line of logic, Yukuri Iramashsa ssumed she had full control of this energy and decayed the tethers of control Zorin blitz had over it due to such a mastery of her powers.
With all of these factors combined, if anything, this beast was The Border Maiden's property. And therefore, as Yukuri activated her Death Energy, the probability of the creature ceasing its movement was greater as she held her hand to command it; as if it were her own child. If this possession failed, then there was still a thick wall of Chaos Energy separating the nercomanc'd beast and Yukuri. But the odds of her takeover being ineffective were slim to none. If nothing else, through the embodiment of Yukuri Iramasha's hand in it, this creature would remain paralyzed and unable to utilize its power properly for the duration of the battle.
"And where do you think you are going?"
Sounding rather intrigued, The Mistress of The Border took notice of Vanitas rushing towards the heavens to do his damnest to find the Soul King. However, Yukuri Iramasha wasn't having it. Still having energy leftover to work with, Yukuri threw a wall of indigo shaded Chaos Energy in the atmosphere and formed a dense shield of power to knock Vanitas back into the Earth with a hard thud. More than likely suffering some form of moderate injuries to his body along his descendant back to the ground In this way, she'd prevent him from moving much and allow for the other encroaching power on the vicinity to deal with him.
"If you are around, Flash Step Goddess, feel free to chime in." Sending that private telepathic message to the mind of Yoruichi, she'd hope she wouldn't find it intrusive to communicate in such a matter. Yukuri, for one reason another, did not desire to be a glutton and hog all the fun. After all, she was curious to see what this Shinigami had the capacity to do after not seeing her battle for so long. And with Vanitas possessing the power of a near Demon Overlord, the results would be amusing to watch play out.
And with that, the cards would be played as far as Yukuri's battle was concerned. Turning her sights to the affairs of Koichi, Shiki and Hanako's battle unfolding; The Mistress would fold her arms and await to see how the results of their clash would play out on this battlefield as she'd let her energy begin to restore itself in this lull period.