Artist: Poets Of The fall - Song: Carnival of Rust - Word Count:1521
After his strike ran through the woman, his golden eyes not fixating on her to see the extent of the damage Carter back peddled. He wanted nothing more than to engage in full on combat with this woman but he could tell all around the key to her defeat would be balance and order. Even as the battle moved he could sense her feeding off of the confusion and turmoil of the realm, it became paramount to him that his job wasn't to engage her head on while the Zanpakuto spirit struck true on her blow as well, the spirit alone was enough to keep her in check. It would fall on him to destroy the energy reserves she had that bolstered her strength by kneecapping her army and closing her off to complete chaos by turning the tables of this attack.
First, demons kept streaming through portals, portals that seemed stuck in the space time of this area, he needed to stem the tide of demonic forces before he could clean them up. Closing his eyes for a moment he counted twenty rifts in the world around him, twenty blights upon this realm that he would purify and stitch close. Normally he would wait until he considered it impossible to get around it but in this instance too many lives were at stake, too much that he needed to stand for was being tested. He needed to release a little of his true nature. His pale, ivory colored left hand wrapped around the white cloth Tsuka ito encasing the Tsuka of his zanpakuto. With a deep breath the smile he was wearing vanished from his face and was replaced with a grim set frown, war was to be had.
“Auferes Malum Occide Lumine.
” He whispered, the release of his zanpakuto making the blade glow as the air grew dense around him. Focusing on his own energy he bypassed his Shikai and Bankai states going straight for his Angel of Temperantia form, his child like form turning into that of an adult, his short white hair growing long, down his shoulders with his bangs remaining out of his eyes, said shoulders widening and housing larger amounts of muscle than that of a small teenager. His clothing seemed to vanish in a blast of light, replaced with a silver breastplate of plate mail armor, the inlay of the metal seeming to glow as if painted with molten gold, large white and silver pauldrons coming down over his shoulders and upper chest, couters, vambraces, and gauntlets of the same designs covering each arm as well, a long tasset of shimmering metal and light covering the entirety of his legs, despite the bulky appearance of this armor his movements seemed as light and as easy as the wind still. Next four long swan white feathered wings grew out form between his shoulder blades and wrapped around him almost like a cloak resting upon his armored shoulders.
With his form altered his access to his holy element would intensify and allowed him to supplement his shikai and bankai attacks with the element making them ideal for cleansing these lands. His zanpakuto turning into a miniaturized star that would float near the back of his left hand. Closing his eyes once more he extended hi left hand out, focusing on all twenty points of entry for the demons, taking a deep breath he would begin to use one of his bankai techniques but in a way he had never applied it in before, his seeking light attack. The attacks standard purpose was to pin and burn away all enemies, the light of his zanpakuto glowing as the energy built, but rather than pin enemies to the earth to burn he instead split the light into twenty equal beams and scattered them, each blasting out like a spear sent down on the world from an angry god, each spear finding its mark in the center of each demonic portal. From there radiation would come off of the compressed light, radiation and the holy might of angelic power, any demon coming near the rifts on either side would begin to crumble into ash, cutting them off from retreating and stopping new comers from joining in.
This couldn't be sustained forever but it wouldn't need to be, collecting his mind Carter focused on the power of each spear and began to let them decompress, the energy blasting out of each rift like a small nuclear war head, blasting into the other side of the rift form wherever the horde had come from and disrupting the energy that held them fixed in place in this realm, closing them all. Part one of restoring order was met.
Next, demonic energies perverted the very air, each breath taken causing more anguish to innocents to the last and from what his golden eyes could see it laced back to the general of this horde, the woman he had engaged with, and some how it had brought the dead earlier back to life before he sent them back under once more. Za Koa energy, demonic energy that he could feel in the air, it had spread through out several districts already and had potential to cause madness in the weaker willed spirits, it needed to be taken out. The only thing he could think to do would be to breathe out his own energy, the opposite of the demon energy in the air. So he did, focusing on his lungs he began to slowly exhale, feeling warmth raise up out of his chest and go out into the world, the energy coming into contact with the opposite of itself and the two powers burning out, leaving the air free of both influences, more signs of balance. Act three now, the clean sweep.
He thought before going up into the air to survey the battlefield, a large amount of the demonic horde had spread itself thin but more than half had been near their respective portals and were now nothing more than ash on the earth. His eyes watched as they ran about trying to rally and collect themselves, they sensed the discord that wasn't their own and even the more brutish of them could sense their natural predator running wild, ending them in scores. “Truth demands you to embrace the light and be judged.
” He whispered while using his wings to pull him up higher into the air. It was time for a true blow, chaos was dying, balance was returning and this would be the true blow that would send chaos into nothing and ending the horrible supply of power the woman from earlier commanded.
Balance needed to be upheld more that righteousness, righteousness itself could be chaotic to those who didn't understand it and he didn't need to inadvertently power up his enemy, he needed to cut her off from her source of power and this would do it. Focusing his purifying power he summoned one of his most powerful attacks, making sure to non holy energy out of it making it an angelic attack only. His zanpakuto would raise up around his head and spin slowly like a star should, growing in size as four more specks of light came into existence around it, the main orb growing to the size of economy sized car while the other four grew to size comparable to tennis balls. From there he focused on the largest groupings of demons and pushed his left hand outward, all four orbs shooting off across the distracts, four more manifesting and following suit in random directions going toward demonic sources of power. This would repeat until twenty orbs had shot out, each orb speeding off until coming close to its targets before it would slow down and drop into the center of each grouping before expanding outward like a star going super nova. Twenty flashes of light blinded every frightened soul in the areas ravaged by war and when they faded twenty groupings of purified spirits stood dumbfounded, neither good nor bad, neither holy or demonic, just spirits. Carter having taken out the main destructive power of the Stellar Explosion attack and adding in his angelic ability to purify demonic entities, making them pure spirits once more to find a new path, a path of their choosing, making them neutral, balancing everything.
When this was done he felt no more demonic sources of power, not even the woman who led these forces. During his concentration on weakening her power supply she managed to slip away and the zanpakuto spirit that had helped defend these districts had moved on to where she was needed next. The battle was lost for the demons on this front, relaxing his focus on his power his release state was suspended and he returned to his normal, small teenaged form, his zanpakuto vibrating in his left hand before he placed her back at his side and went to find where he would be needed next.