ENTER THE DEPTHS
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The knight's formation did draw the attention of those beings. It didn't take long as he rubbed his jawline. One was ready to fire what appeared to be a cero which gave the chance to use the other rune. Ghislain had been working on a technique to disperse energy that he came into contact with. Being able to put all the energy back into the air around him. Not cleansing but more a sense of causing the energy to disperse around him. That wasn't the correct method as he observed the creation. Ghislainwatched the ceros and noted it's composition carefully taking details of it. The energy build-up and the way it was comprised was interesting enough. So the ideal method would be to cause the energy to do that if done correctly. Depending on how he handled it a rune could have been used. But he suspected that the runes weren't going to be useful in this situation. So it would require a more direct approach and method for using this technique. Ghislain's form appeared before the cero as he studied it's composition further. It wasn't slow but he had time to observe and consider. This was going to be problematic if he was wrong about how to perform this. One issue was he couldn't do anything else when performing this technique. Dispersing energy required a rather tricky method as he could already do it to kinetic force. It was best to experience this method first hand as he touched it. The energy hit his hand as he exhaled causing the energy to break apart at its core level. Ghislain was applying a pressure to it and channeling his power carefully. This in effect lets him deactivate energy attacks to an extent. Though the backfiring was he couldn't use any of his either at the time. Ghislain's eyes closed for a moment before drawing a symbol on the creature. The Rune of choice this time was binding. Chains shot from around the area around the rune impaling the creature on all sides. Ghislain's eyes observed calmly as the binding rune did work. Though it was only a single one and could be applied several times.
Intriguing was the best form of the word for this sort of experiment. Ghislain turned away before phasing through the wall of his building. Snapping his finger the binding broke as he sat down. Pulling out a journal making notes of the progress made. It could be indicated successful for the most part on the path fo four of them. The Sigil based system would certainly require a larger sense of depth. It was clear that combining certain symbols different results were possible. Bindings could perhaps be used as a trapping method. Even the type of binding, in theory, could be altered by combining the correct Sigils. His pen strokes continued making notes as his findings were more interesting. He'd certainly make a trip to that place in the future. He needed time in a sense in order to make out everything. Testing here was ideal but the question was what kind of runes could he stand to use. The trouble wasn't with execution or perhaps even the amount of them.
They held a versatile nature as they combined with his normal power. A thought seemed to strike him as he thought about it finally. What if the runes were designed around his dark matter capabilities. Presently he'd been designing this sigil and system for his people. But perhaps it was best to not do so just yet. Ghislain couldn't really say they could manipulate energy this way. So what if the runes were things he could do from his own body. He could activate them without the symbols being drawn. Or even set delay timers on some to go off at different moments. Manipulating the structure of them to bypass the issue of being detected. Ghislain knew for a fact this could strategically be very useful. Dark Matter was in its essence an unidentified kind of matter. So what if he could, in theory, do something with it allowing him to use his own skills more. Ghislain's theory went down on paper rather instantly. The only thing keeping it as a theory was him not putting it into practice. He could do all these things naturally through his power.
He began writing down the runes and sigils designing them as he got to work. It was time for him to begin the process of creating the beginning set of them. It wouldn't be done overnight nor would they be perfected. No such word existed as he paused for a moment. Regalia was a rare piece of equipment the Quincy could wield. But the truth of the matter was that he could do more perhaps. In fact though by combining the Runes he could allow himself to use a form similar to those Ginto. Ghislain had notes on the subject as he pulled out a set gently ran his fingers along the cylinders and put small bits of reishi in them. They began to go through decomposition and turn to ashes slowly as he glanced at his fingers. The trouble was his power acted as acid against these things. Making him different from the conventional beings. Ghislain leaned back in his chair studying the runes with a stern expression. Finishing one he extracted the rune from the paper forming it in dark matter. This didn't require drawing as the thing hovered above his right appendage's palm.
Slowly little purple orbs with black outlines came from it. Spiraling around the area as he smiled a bit. They were similar to fireflies in a way but seemed almost like wisps. His hand closed absorbing the sigil into his body allowing for later use. As the Anomaly perhaps this would be his power. To create these runes and sigils to release in combat. But not everything would be so simple as this was a trial and experimental phase. Learning things and studying them was important. One had to learn to crawl before they could walk. That was the law of this universe and many. The beginning was far more important than the end. This was a rather fascinating test as the wisps landed on his body. He looked outside at the hollows roaming around. His knight had long since disappeared so the next test. Was what kind of destructive potential did this sigil have?