The rumbling sensation shot through the skies of Hawaii, crashing thunder whipped over the location and rain came poring in. For the most part, this seemed like a normal evening for a island state such a Hawaii. The people of island nations were no stranger to violent storms and crashing thunder, most even embraced it as the tropical storms would allow short relief from the horrid humidity so common throughout island paradises. Although the state was very much in the control of the Yayjuu and Yuudeshi forces, many people had spent their time wondering how long it was until Shadow Fall had claimed the location as they had the rest of the United States. Perhaps it was it's out of the way location, or the insignificance it feigned to the world, but all shall be claimed in due time.
The storm that was crashing wild seem to calm for but a moment, and the cracking thunder died instantly - the clouds among the twilight sky of Hawaii seemed to fade into thin air as a thick, black cloud began to warp itself onto the locations. In a single wave, a gigantic puff of black mist covered the entire sky above all of the Hawaiian islands, spreading out for miles upon miles in the sky. Until suddenly --
The black mist began to part in the middle as a black abyss began to open itself up above the entire country. A gigantic garganta began to rip it's way through the fabric of reality, the constant snapping and breaking akin to a sharper lightning crack wallowed throughout the region. From within the darkness, thousands upon thousands of demons and Hollows began to fall upon the location of Hawaii, completely flattening and crushing every location they landed. The demons seemed to crash into the northern islands, and by the time they stood up they had already left a wake of destruction from the landing alone. Each individual acting as a comet crashing from the skies, the forces had spread out - majority of the demonic horde went North while the Hollow armies breached the southern islands. From among the clouds and from the black abyss, a man with a mask emerged, printed on the face was terrifying teeth with an insane wide glare looking destroy all in his path.
- - - The Demon King, Ravan Vespara.
Infamous in name alone, he stood along the outside of the black abyss like garganta that remained open, constantly poring in more demons and hollows. It seemed as if the numbers were endless - and from behind that mask a sly smile crossed his face. Ravan began to issue orders to the demons, screaming as his rumbling voice carried over the majority of the islands. Thumping Za Koa and waves of pure energy would be felt through the air as he did so, letting all of Hawaii know his intention.
"I'm not one for eccentric entrances, so all I shall say is this: There is no surrender. There is no bargaining. All of your lives are forfeit, either through death or joining then horde of Shadow Fall. Don't bother praying to whatever God you believe in, because he won't be helping you tonight. All that remains..." Pausing for a moment, his voice began to crack as it got incredibly deep - almost if taken over by a beast.
"... IS TO ANNIHILATE."
As these terrifying and rumbling words left his mouth, his palms were visibly placed together. Closing his eyes, immense amounts of Za Koa began to charge into and surge throughout his body into his surroundings - standing above the sky and even causing the black mist to burst away from his direct location. Opening his eyes again, a massive wave of pure Za Koa energy swept across the landscape - every being within Hawaii capable of feeling his intense energy as it swept across their bodies. Then one eye began to open. Then two. Then three. Then a hundred. As death began to warp and cover individuals throughout the location, gigantic and demonic eyes began to literally form from the dead bodies of any living creature throughout the zone, giving the Demon King eyes literally all over the islands. Whether it was from the death in the south or the destruction in the north, through this massive wave he could see everything. A state of omniscience, if you will.
At his side stood a large, mechanical demon - clad in pitch black and standing idle should he be required. As the demons rained down upon the location, Ravan's body continued to surge and view all that happened below. Each death, each bit of destruction began to literally feed him - giving him eyes and more energy. Should nothing be done to stop this, it is quite possible Hawaii would be nothing but a memory before the sun rises.
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"I decide to take a sick day, and what is the first thing I see after leaving my bed? Some needless fucking shitstain in way over his head. Good grief."
In response to this hellish release of demonic energy, another cluster of dense power emitted from the island. This one, however, brought with it a flooding of silver and blue light throughout the energy. Emerging like a star from the depths of the abyss below, this pale figure's crimson eyes locked forth with Raven's gaze filled with the utter intent of annihilation. Yet, this infamous male remained unphased by it. He had seen this stare a thousand time before, and he'd likely see another thousand before he died.
After all -- The Yuudeshi was one of the most targetted families on earth -- so why wouldn't Shadin fear something that is a daily occurrence?
That's right. The one staring The King of Demons down was The Beast of Karakura himself. It had been quite the long time since he had made the public appearance. So it was almost out of the ordinary to hear news of him appearing in Hawaii. As, unknown to the public, the male had been beginning to feel a sickness swelling within the depths of his body. There was some type of illness associated with Imaginary Computation that had made the male's metaphysical body corrupted to a degree. While he wasn't keen to go into the details of it, there was enough complications to make him weary of using his body and had him watching his health more closely.
However, even in spite of his treatments, Ravan picked the wrong time to strike this island as this had been where he was receiving care from away from the public. Hence, when Ravan brought the depths of Hades itself into Hawaii, how could Shadin NOT want to give him a welcome? The only thing he needed to regulate was trying to avoid using his full power here. As his doctors advised him against doing that if it could be helped, so if it was just Ravan here, he'd try and keep his energy output clocked towards his tier level.
With a gruff sigh, The Yuudeshi's energy let out a fierce howl into the wind as his sunken eyes grew over with a sickened coldness behind them. Shadin had called upon his energy to rise to the surface, but he noticed that there was a blockage within himself that made this process rather painful. It was irritating his body, but it wasn't anything that he could not work through. Thus, as the winds accelerated around his unkempt hair, The Leader of Japan itself let off with rays of blinding light that scattered for many hundreds of meters on hand to try and annihilate the hordes of demons in this sector.
In an eruption of thunder, power and death; the islands started moaning to life with action as The Beast of Karakura's energy clashed against the invaders. But to believe he was still the same person he was five years to not give a care for collateral damage was another thing entirely. He possessed one of the fastest minds in the world, so it was not difficult for him to inscribe protocols into the Yuudeshi Network to place barriers across everything within the battlefield to enhance it with a 0-3++'s energy. At the same time, TCCU Clones were already evacuating people underground, away from the island and trying to give them space to duke it out.
Soon enough, this would become a "NO ZONE" for enemies and allies alike due to the chaotic nature of both of these males. As Shadin was quite pissed that someone like this believed that they could just fuck with his land like this. Really, it was almost as primal for Shadin as it was Ravan. An enemy gang trying to mess with his turf? He was going to plant his ass in the dirt if he could help it.
Therefore, with his blinding speed, Shadin seemed to move at mach six speeds in order to break the distance between him and Ravan. With the pulling back of his fist, The Leader of Japan wanted to start this battle off with something hand to hand before the two of them started unleashing both of their absurd volumes of power. Infusing most of his agitation into that punch, The Yuudeshi channeled his energy and dared to give The King of Demons a right hook to the jaw in order to infuse enough destructive power into that hit from his spiritual energy and speed to knock him clean into the earth with a half mile hole in the ground forging as a result of this blow.
"DO YOU REALLY FEEL STRONG ENOUGH TO TAKE ME ON, DEMON KING!?"
And really -- did he? The Demon King wasn't aware of his sickness, so for all he knew, there was more venom where this came from. Shadin was not named one of the strongest beings on the planet for show, so even if he was handicapped somewhat, this wasn't going to be an easy fight for him in the slightest. So it was going to be a true test of will to see if Ravan had the nerve to take this beast on.
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The beautiful landscape of Hawaii was being warped, explosions, screaming and balls of fire erupting across all the islands. Demons clashed with resistance and settlements continued to be leveled, yet it wasn't without resistance. To expect the Yuudeshi's so simply lay down and lose a location such as this would be folly - the arrival of none other than Chifuyu Yuudeshi in the southern islands proved this assumption correct. But what did they hope to stop? Whether they admit it or not, Shadow Fall had the upper hand, all those with the intent on destruction do. All it takes for them to win was destruction of their homes, the landscape and as many people they could find. To preserve that home, to save all those people and retain your home, was much more difficult. Yet they would try - as hard as they could, even bringing in a face in which the world as a whole could recognize.
Tilting his head to the side, Ravan grit his teeth in anger. His Za Koa continued to flare as he met the gaze of the white haired man ascending towards his level. Scoffing a short laugh, Ravan spoke with a audible irritation. "Hah, you seriously think I'm in over my head? You really don't know me at all. Had I known they'd call in the king of faggots I would taken this a little more seriously." The clear irritation in his voice was mostly out of shock - the longer he stood in the skinny, white haired man's presence the more he felt as if his intel was wrong. Attacking the location in which Shadin Yuudeshi was present? There was nothing stated about that. One of the strongest individuals protecting the nation of Hawaii from it's inevitable fate, how poetic. And pathetic.
Even as Shadin let the roaring spiritual pressure crash over the location, a giant laugh erupted from Ravan, watching as how more demons and Hollows began to fall through the garganta, only to be instantly incinerated by the mere pressure of this insanely strong opponent. "Ahahaha! I love it, such energy! I'd almost be disappointed if you didn't show up. I can't wait to snap those twig like bones of yours, I'm surprised you could even make it here with them." As the ashes of demons and Hollows alike began to drop around him, his vision was sullied suddenly with a large majority of demons and hollows being killed or pressured even on the ground below them. In truth, all of these troops were expendable to Ravan -- he had a new goal in mind, and it was just delivered to him on a silver platter. Even from behind that terrifying mask, Shadin would be able to tell the manic persona that seemed to overtake the Demon King - simply by feeling the rise in Za Koa as it sent waves through the air - those on the ground capable of feeling it's pulse.
Without even attacking Shadin he could feel the clashing of Za Koa and Reiatsu, the two energies dancing and forcing each other back. In his haste and excitement, Ravan's focus was broken for but a second. In that mere second, a large pain shot throughout his face, splintering and shattering the mask into a million pieces, sending the king flying in a spiral headed towards the ground. Getting his bearings mid spiral, both arms would be stretched outwards, from each finger tip massive crimson and black "tears" of Za Koa began to appear as he used his energy and strength to slow his descent from the intense punch. Finally stopping himself from falling further, Ravan looked upwards at Shadin and scrunched his face - eyes gazing out the corner of his eyes and giving a death stare that could chill people to the bone. His previous excitement was gone, all that remained was the destruction of his target. Even as he brought himself to a sudden stop and slowed his entire body, the meer pressure of the punch was able to dislocate his jaw and send a wave of pressure to dig a hundred meter hole into the Earth where he would have landed.
Cracking his jaw back into place and spitting out a bit of blood, Ravan's temper piqued. Within the blink of an eye, Za Koa gathered in his feet as he blindly fast arrived aside Shadin through Shadow Movement. Tracking each movement carefully, Ravan's strength gathered into his legs, as he exited the shadow movement delivering a swift roundhouse kick to the jaw of Shadin. Should it land, it would easily hold enough force to shatter a jaw or bones in the face if left unmitigated. Not only did this kick come swiftly, but by heavy focus on internal energy and self control, the attack would actually be doubled by a black mist which trailed directly after his kick.
"I don't have to think I can take you on. If that's how you open a fight, I know I can. Now perish, maggot." Although he was not aware of Shadin's illness, and the limited power he could unload unto the fight, Ravan felt as if he could stand on equal footing. The strongest man on Earth? Perhaps it was a title that should be wiped across the floor and shattered. Even in the mere presence of these two it was visible that the garganta was cracking and losing it's formation. While still active, within the presence of these two Gods among men, there's no telling how stable it would remain.
Whether or not the kick landed, that same internal focus would be applied to create a black mist which appeared over head - forming into the jaws of a massive beast. The black mist was hardy, and through application of his unique meditative and martial art style, Ravan was capable of projecting his "inner meditation" unto the world around him - in this instance meditating upon the being which formed in smoke above him.
With it's giant jaws taking up twenty meters in either direction, the construct would swipe it's mouth down before one could even blink - attempting to rip it's teeth into the skeletal like body of the Yayjuu leader. Meditating upon the idea of "Shadin" himself, he was able to directly apply the overall agility of the mimic with a more demonic outer appearance such as a beast from Hell. In essence, summoning through meditation in the midst of battle. While not matching the true potential of speed Shadin could reach, it would be incorrect to assume Ravan could not follow it or keep up in some respect.
"They call you the strongest man to have ever lived. I wonder how they'll feel when they see you die."
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This battle was on the full acceleration track towards total decimation. Most of the people who were here to fight on behalf of these kings were beginning to give them the space that they so deserved. As it made little to no sense for others to begin their clash when these titans were capable of changing the entire landscape with but a few strikes. Therefore, this battle's meaning towered far above merely fighting for a piece of land. It was the mark of the beginning of war between these two kings and they were marking the start of tribal clash against one another in a fury of blood, contempt and carnage.
Ergo, The Beast of Karakura tuned out most of the vocal waves of shit spewing forth from the mouth of The Demon King. Instead, he focused solely on the danger being placed towards him in his sickened state of being. Being that he could still feel the pulsations of stinging pain oozing within himself, he decided to air on the side of caution and use more of his spiritual reserves in order to block the kick. Therefore, as soon as Ravan decided to smash his foot well off in the face of Shadin, he'd be met with a shield of white level which reversed the momentum of his kick back on himself in order to redirect the attack back on his foot with double the force thanks to SHadin infusing his own energy into the counter attack.
However, in exchange for this, the resulting sonic boom of an attack moving at mach speeds resulted in The Beast of Karakura being pushed backward in the sky and getting a bit banged up in the process. As within his sphere he felt a blood splitting headache smash into his mind; which did not feel usual after performing a calculation like that. So, he directed the nanobots within his body to begin treatment within his brain in order to offshore the computation power it takes to battle to these machines for the time being.
With his eyes back on the battlefield, Shadin ignored the shock of his first attack and focused back on preparing for the next assault. The body of The Yuudeshi detected an abnormal cluster of Za Koa heading straight toward him. In response to this, The Beast of Karakura decided to react at speeds which seemed almost instant. As from his energy he was able to produce a halo compromised of solid white that shot forth form his head, exploded in a full 360 direction and blew away the monastery which Ravan created in a mixture of silver, black and red light.
This then gave him an opening to duck past the debris, gain some cover and then unleash a dozen streams of blue light from the palms of his hands. What were these going to do? They acted as kinetic rods and were infused with enough energy to level an entire mountain with relative ease. Each of them was locked to the body of Ravan VESPARA and he wanted to test the durability of the male before escalating to more complex or powerful assaults. Ergo, if he were hit by any of these rods, it was going to be more than rough day for him. They were designed to injure his body physically with the potential for broken bones, burns, damage to his organs and loss of blood. While, metaphysically, these hellish creations of destruction were meant to take a strain on his energy reserves by clogging them up with The Yuudeshi's energy, constraining them and making it harder to pull more of his power out.
Now that the tables had been set, The Yuudeshi measured the next turn of events in order to determine what he should do next, but not before giving Ravan a bit of his own medicine:
"If only your half-assed attacks were as good as your middle school taunts you might actually be going somewhere with that delusion of yours. Get fucking real."
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The clashing of these two monstrous beings wasn't something to be taken lightly. What was once a mid-level take over turned into something far more sinister as the Demon King and the Beast of Karakura duked it out in the night sky. Trading reiatsu and Za Koa alike, waves would be felt across the landscape. Each moment spent in their presence was crushing, and this was without even activating any transcendent forms. Ravan's smile only grew wider as the fight dragged on, his massive kick to the side of the head having it's trajectory reversed almost instantly upon connecting. The blinding fast speeds only just crossed his vision, before finally feeling his leg tug incredibly hard, the cracking of bones being felt and heard in the immediate vicinity.
"... That actually fucking hurt." Almost in a mocking voice, Ravan's hands would instantly be drawn to the leg that was unhinged from it's bone - and within a moment, drew his hands together, reconnecting bones which were cracked or severed. A large 'pop' echoed throughout and vibrated his body. By focusing his Za Koa into his hand, Ravan was capable of resetting the shattered bones and ripped flesh by recombining them in a way prior to their destruction. The pain still registered and took a toll on his being, yet in the grand scheme of things? Such a pain as that was nothing. If you lived in Hell for over 400 years, you lived through much more than just the pain of a shattered leg.
All of this happened as the darkned jaws ripped down upon Shadin, his red hues gazing forward only to see the albino man shed the dark figure with pure light. Ravan's eyes fell upon a halo that formed at the top of his head, and at that moment, that wild and insane grin grew to a point where both canines were showing. That wild energy of black and red began to flare once again as the energy within began to focus and take form on the outside of his body.
With another wild burst of Za Koa, his eyes and laugh echoed as the bolts of light shot out from all directions - aiming to surround him. Although they would do intense damage should they hit, it seemed as if Ravan had already mapped out his plan of attack. Even whilst lost in the moment of battle, the thrill of having someone so powerful activate something so interesting like a Halo -- it was all too much.
"Hahahahaha! I love it, the hero of Earth spawns a fucking halo over his head. Oh so poetic, is it not?" His manic laugh continued as each and every blue light was in his vision. He had eyes quite literally everywhere over this battlefield. Any sneak attack was most likely to prove null and void. This included the blue bolts of light travelling at him faster than most could follow. At first, the initial six struck from frontal angles while the next six swung around from behind. With his agile body, his body duck and weaved, yet as each one passed by was grazed by the top of his right hand. At the moment of touch, and with the intense focus, the compounds which made up those blue bolts of light were transferred over to a single location - the green balls of light which began to radiate at the end of his fingers. Sometimes taking the full brunt of the blue light, their spiritual and physical compound would begin to reconstruct and mix with the energy brewing in his left hand.
"I normally hate demon magic, but you made this far too easy." Hardening his Akuma Kyodo, Ravan's body prepared itself to take at least four total shots. Making impact, immediate bruises were forming all across his chest, a small portion of his body feeling lighter as the Za Koa was zapped from his reserves. For a man with as much Za Koa as Ravan - it was a small price to pay for the devastation the magic would unleash. In total, twelve balls of a green inferno would appear, each warping and sucking in all energy from their surroundings.
"देखो, ज़ा कोआ के धूल भरे अंगों." 'Behold, the putrid embers of Za Koa. (dekho, za koa ke dhool bhare angon)'
The iconic demon magic would peak once these words were spoken, and with a moderate chunk of Za Koa infused, Ravan's finger tips launched forward a barrage of green infernos which would leave a wake of destruction. By infusing this kinetic light, Ravan was capable of using that energy and combining it with the demon magic - lessening the toll upon his Za Koa reserves while strengthening the blasts in total. Each blast covered a range of one hundred meters, some even overlapping, leaving a haze of green fire to fall and destroy whatever it touched. As the practitioner, Ravan was not immune. By strengthening his Akuma Kyodo to a point of creating a "safe zone" around his body, he would force the green inferno outwards and allow him to stand within it. Everything else? It seemed to wither away. The locations below, resorts filled with trees would see their leaves crumble into dust - the very molecules ripping apart.
Name: Necroflame Shot Type: Offensive Prayer: Behold, the putrid embers of Zoa Koa. Effects: This spell only requires a moderate amount of energy to cast. Upon finishing the prayer, the user points a finger at the desired location. A small, green, spherical light will begin to glow in the selected area for 3 seconds, After the three seconds are up, the light shall explode in a powerful blast of green, haze-like energy, the blast usually spanning 12 feet in diameter. But that is now all. A multitude of small, green fireballs will shoot out of the explosion from all dirrections, each fireball making a smaller exposion of the same type wherever it ends up landing on. The blast radius, as well as the quantity of fireballs shot out can increase with more energy. Notes: The sensation given off by the flames and explosions are not of heat, but of something similar to acid burn, that isn't to say that the spell itself is acidic. This spell can effect the user, if close enough.
If Shadin were to be caught among this it is very possible even he could feel the ripping and tear of acidic fire rip away at his skin. Any electronics visible would find themselves malfunctioning or simply rusting metallic portions. Although the blast of force and acidic aspect would be enough to handle a normal opponent - Shadin was not a normal opponent. Thus, during this confusion, Ravan would take the opportunity to close the gap between the two. While not matching Shadin in speed, he was not slow, meaning the following punch would be met with incredible kinetic force as both hands would slam down from above atop of the Beast's head. Like before, by focusing that internal energy, Ravan's black aura would roar and replicate the fists in black mist - the edges engraved with sharp teeth. If the fists made contact, not only would it send waves of force through his body, but would also rip into skin and have the potential to sever body parts.
"It's funny to me. You insult me, yet you and I are one in the same. You try to put yourself on a pedestal above me, yet you're one bad day from becoming me. I wonder how long it'd take until you're pushed over the edge." As he straightened his body, Ravan winced slightly. The massive bruises up his chest had already formed and the grasping of his Za Koa felt somewhat harder. Although he reconstructed the attacks into his demon magic, the effect were continuing to show. For someone as powerful as the demon king? He doubted it'd keep him down for long.