As the exchange between Bid'Daum and Magnolia continued the world around them continued to shift and alter with the Rakshasa's will. What had started with just the Hell Train had now expanded to bringing forth the demon's layer itself.. As a result combatants in the area, and on the train, would witness the materialization of an immense tower, the train passing through it and back out before threading its way through the rest of the structure. While the train did this combatants upon it would find themselves shifted from the train to the various floors of the pale rakshasa's layer, each of these floors host to their own space whether it be a simple room or the expanse of a countryside or the like. For example, the room that Bid'Daum and Magnolia would find themselves in at this point, if they were to look, was similar to that of a large canyon with woods from the likes of a fantasy novel at the furthest edges. 'Tsk'
Would be the only response as Bid'Daum witnessed Magnolia's counter to his initial onibi
. The result of the woman's counter would be the destruction of the ground before the two, the tearing & shredding of her garments along the arm and shoulder, and finally some bruising forming upon said arm. Quite the display of strength if he had to admit it.. What happened next though would be something the demon would recall down the line, trying to figure out just what
happened.. As glinting steel closed in upon flesh the pale beast could feel something
off for but the briefest moments before Magnolia's leg would clear his blade before stomping
down with mighty force. The result would be both the brief satisfaction of seeing the blondes blood travel upon his blade from the laceration now inflicted due to how she chose to deal with the strike, and the fracturing and upheaval of the earth around the two. For roughly 500 meters the ground would crack, tilt, and even drop in some places, altering the terrain completely in that area.
Next, before Bid'Daum could fully react, Magnolia lashed out with a technique known as double-bone. Twin fists would collide with the pale form of the demon before a defense could be formed, the creaking and groaning of bones immediately audible to the man as he took the blow. In the few precious milliseconds after the impact Bid'Daum would feel several things happen to his body at once. Blood would quickly travel through his respiratory system resulting in his coughing up of a large glob from of the crimson life fluid. At the same time bruising of the upper & lower chest would be immediate. And finally, before the kinetic energy burst from his back, the cracking, groaning, shattering, and breaking of bones in the region would be audible to the pale demon. Then the kinetic energy was let loose & the region behind Bid'Daum was torn asunder, decimating roughly a kilometer of the space behind the demon and any whom may have been unlucky enough to be in said region.
Knowing that strike wouldn't be all Bid'Daum readied himself for what would come next. The sight of steam, and scent of ozone were all the demon needed to know it was coming.. the first punch. Releasing Zar'roc the gluttonous demon would lash out with his own fist, packing in as much speed and strength as he could in order to meet Magnolia's own. Then another fist would fly to meet the next, then another, and another.. Thunderous impact after impact would let loose from the impact of the two's fists, shock-waves rending from their position and wreaking havoc on the nearby area.. Until the rhythm of the beating fists changed and Magnolia's strike began slipping through, Bid'Daum no longer able to keep pace as he took more and more damage. Hit after hit, impact after impact, would rock the pale demon until the blows came to an end.. Bid'Daum's shaking form leaned over, blood freely flowing from his mouth to pool upon the ground at his feet.. The demon could feel his body protesting, bones shattered and ground to dust in some areas, muscles torn & hammered into unfamiliar states.. But he couldn't fully take stock of this.. He didn't have the time.
Forcing his body back into action the guardian of Hell would push off the ground, sliding back several feet as his blonde foes blade flashed into the space before him with deadly accuracy. 'Too slow..'
Were the demons thoughts as a fresh crimson line came into existence down the center of the tip of his nose, lips, and torso. Crimson fluid would stain the white of Bid'Daum's clothes as the fresh would leaked his life fluids, an involuntary groan escaping his lips. Wheezing the rakshasa readied his aching, broken, body as laughter would begin emanating from his chest.. Despite the injuries the pale guardian of Hell could help but enjoy this battle... this duel he was having with his blonde foe. Listening to Magnolia's words he wouldn't respond, instead watching the woman as lept into the air. Immediately Bid'Daum was on the move, getting out from under her as the woman's feet became a blur. As he made to clear the immediate area Bid'Daum could feel the impacts of her blows before hearing them, the ground rumbling with each strike before giving way to them. As if taunting the demon as he evaded the blows with his broken body Magnolia's words would reach him..
"IS THIS THE BEST YOU'VE GOT?!"
No.. No it wasn't.. The demon thought to himself as a b-line was made towards Zar'roc, the handle of the blade meeting Bid'Daum's hand as he sped past just in-time for another impact to send tremors out from behind him. He definitely had more.. Not a lot.. But more.. And soon he would surely need to pull THAT
out if he expected to survive at the rate things were going now. But not yet.. it wasn't time quite yet.. He had more to give as is.. Yet.. He felt he had something to prove to this damned woman..
As these thoughts crossed the mind of the white haired demon he began making use of another ability of his. At this point, especially now that his layer.. his Tower.. was in the living world, the Raksasha's energy permeated the area. Which was perfect for Pēṭū Yātanā
unfortunately for any footsoldiers, or lower tiered beings that may be present with any area affected by Bid'Daum's demonic energies. The effects would be immediate as the first soldier fell to the abilities influence.. From that first poor soldier on many would experience the various effects of their own, and Bid'Daum's, gluttony.. Some may begin to starve until entering a hunger induced frenzy, feasting on those nearby.. Others may begin seeing themselves in a horrendous illusion, being eaten alive. And so on.
- Pēṭū Yātanā:
Pēṭū Yātanā (पेटू यातना, Voracious Torture): The final perk of unleashing Sīmā kī sīla is an ability known as Pēṭū yātanā, or Voracious Torture. Through application of his demonic energy Bid'Daum is capable of making those with less willpower experience Gluttony as he wishes them too. An example of this could be causing someone to experience being eaten alive endlessly without dying. Another could be an illusion of themselves devouring their own flesh until they die from the self inflicted wounds. The potential for what one could see under the influence of this ability is vast, and can result in numerous endings for those exposed to it. The lower ones willpower the more intense the illusion seen, as is their reaction to said illusion. Bid'Daum has been known to cause his victims to devour loved ones, strangers, pets, and themselves as a result of the illusions seen. Some even simply kill themselves despite eventually overpowering the illusions.
Eyes still on Magnolia the pale demon's mind was reeling through option after option, assessing every possible avenue he could think of.. And everything was winding down to one point.. A point quickly approaching.. 'Just.. a bit more..'
The demon would think to himself.. Intent on pushing his body even further despite his current state.. Despite his foe possessing a more extensive library of techniques.. Despite the hunger gnawing at the edges of his soul..
With his decision made the demon would rocket forth with another burst of speed, shattering the ground where he stood, before closing on Magnolia. Once again his blade would arc toward her, cleaving a trench into the ground along its course, before he'd suddenly release it just before impact causing Zar'roc to spin end over end into a rotation similar to a saw blade. In the same instant the demon would spin, leg lashing out, kicking the spinning blade in just the right spot to both hurl it at Magnolia and increase the rotation of the blade.
Flowing with the momentum of his body Bid'Daum would touch down with the foot that had lashed out, the opposite now leaving the ground before hurling through an arc following his momentum. The motion of this action would bring the left heel of Bid'Daum roaring towards Magnolia's midsection, even as his body groaned in protest from the movements, with enough force to hopefully shatter her bones.. Definitely with enough to completely up-heave the earth from the impact if it hit ground. Continuing still with the momentum a single cross would flash through the space between the two, the force of the momentum adding onto the demon's current strength, would be enough to cause significant damage if landed.
If the combination were to fail at any point the demon would cancel the planned follow-ups. Instead he'd favor clearing some distance, intent on not falling to yet another surprise like having his precious blade stomped into the ground.