Artist: Carrotwine - Song: Dark Side Of The Road
The battle was finally coming to what it was perhaps its very first climax. Ghislain had dealt a decisive and probably lethal blow to one of their enemies. The Demon that had commanded so many forces and remained quiet for so long, also seemed to do nothing
now either. It was difficult to figure out why that was, but Sofia eventually came out with a reason or two. Perhaps the combined energies of Sofia and Ghislain were far too much, and he froze frightened like a little b-”Wow, dam!”
Ghislain had delivered an astounding and overwhelming onslaught of attacks onto the Demon commander. He had fired a shot of dark matter from his gun and the opponent had made no motion or intent to dodge or block it. If that wasn’t enough an overwhelming gravitational force was hammered down into him. It was likely enough to flatten rock so the effects on the opponent would have been dire. To add insult to injury, the Quincy had used his superior speed to position himself behind the commander and unleash nearly a thousand powerful shots point blank from behind the commander. Their power differential was already quite large; was it continental? Perhaps, though the amount of damage no longer was a concern. There was little doubt the Commander was taken out of commission and his body most certainly destroyed. After all, Sofia had better chances to one shot kill Mana with a bitchslap.
The actions essentially meant that the battle was once again on the Quincy’s favor if it ever wasn’t. Unfortunately, Sunshine was a lot stronger than his level of energy seemed to suggest. The abilities he had demonstrated so far indicated someone she needed to be wary of or suffer the consequences. In some way or another, her enemy seemed to be able to hear just fine even though she saw the blood trickling down his ears moments earlier. There was likely some form of magic at play. Nonetheless, he had to contend with several layers of powerful attacks to some degree or another. For starters, her Rona blade did dig in and cut against his skin. The green selee blade that had gone behind him also managed to slice from behind, though its purpose was changed at the very last minute. After all, Sunshine had fired off a few of his hairs, possibly to impale the girl. Judging by the way he had demonstrated he enjoyed his attacks, she had to assume it wasn’t ordinary; as ordinary as an extending hair attack could be. She had to assume there was something else with it, and that she should try by all means to deal with it.
Although The Rona blade did in fact cut into him, the secondary blade was flicked quick enough to deal with some, though not all of the extending hairs. After all, not only was it fast, but the seele had a peculiar module installed that allowed for the extension or contraction of the blade at her whims. However, while some of the hairs were dealt with, a few of them were not. Swinging her Rona blade backwards would not allow it to meet them in time to matter. And while her green napalm-like wave was menacing, it was more meant to target Sunshine and his men. In the heat and quickness of the moment she had to react as she best saw fit, even if it didn’t really guarantee any real safe passage for her. Sofia used the Melody to try and destabilize, not stop or block, but rather try and push the remaining strands away from her face. Despite her skills, the speed and momentum the strands carried could not be easily ignored. Had it not been due to the fog she had applied increasing the speed and the power of her energy attacks, she wouldn’t have been able to effect it as she did. Still, a single strand was left and met with the reflex that was her Blut. The strand bounced off her, like a rain on a porcelain surface, but there was more to it. Her skin looked pristine and untouched, but an echoed was heard on her mind.[What? No, I probably just heard that.
Little did she know that from now on, not only would she had to contend with Sunshine’s bickering in the field, but in her mind too. Thanks to her efforts however, talking and annoying her was the only effect that would persist for a while longer in her mind.
On the other hand, the green wave did seem to catch up with Sunshine creating burns she didn’t take the time to enjoy. If it manage to get him, it was quite likely that many of his men had suffered a fate far worse. It was then that Sofia felt an energy that made her recoil and jump back as far as she could. She had trained with Ghislain quite a bit in preparation for the war. The two had honed their skills and synchronized most of their attacks. He could understand the reishi make up of her advances just as she could more or less his. To her surprise, the demons acted as pawns, delivering their body as offering to the wolves and exploding along with them to their death. What sort of faith had such little regard for life, pitiful
. At the very least, the combination of the explosive wolves and the shots Ghislain had fired seemed to further add injury onto Sunshine...and that did it.
Typically people could only last so long until they lost their cool. You could only get hit so much until you flipped out. It didn’t take a Demon to understand that whatever change Sunshine was going through was not normal, and it was certainly dangerous. The feminine appearance, the longer hair, and the tall figure from behind indicated that they needed to be wary. Of far more importance was the powerful sphere of energy that was created and subsequently fired at her; its power was unreal. Still, Sunshine had to learn that gods were not real. In terms of power, people attributed a large enough difference in skill or power as something godly to be worshipped but they were wrong.
Right before Sofia, a large Quincy pentacle much larger than her body was created. It seemed to attract and suck the entirety of the attack as was its intention. The incoming attack was powerful, even more so with the help of za koa. At the same time, not only was Sofia’s design for such a situation, but the power and the speed of delivery of her reishi abilities were still being bolstered by the fog she had presented earlier. The attack would be flown in as if it was a funnel. At the other end of the field, at the same time, a similarly looking pentacle would appear on the sky. It pointed down to both Sunshine and his troops, and fired down his attack on and against them. Something of importance that perhaps only Sofia and Ghislain could notice was the fact that after passing through her pentacles, the attack itself was embedded and surrounded by her energy. This meant that Ghislain could likely understand it and apply his own reishi to any effect. Beyond that, the attack was meant to simultaneously crash against her foes, and wash up against them. It was meant to level the ground and disintegrate plenty of the Demon pawns. For sure it was meant to deliver an extremely powerful and near deadly injury to her opponent, though she was curious how much of it he could try and shrug off.”Your delusion will be your own doing. Give up now, surrender, and perhaps the Alliance will offer you a fair trial before we hunt down your false god.”
The biggest mistake her opponent had made was not his choice of attacks or his choice of defense. In fact, his biggest mistake wasn’t truly his fault to begin with. The biggest mistake was being placed in a battle against them, and he was about to learn why. Without wasting more time on words, a bright holy light seemed to glow and echo behind Sofia. From above her, behind, and all around her, twenty large Quincy blades appeared and shot out and away from her. They were meant to travel and be directed towards whatever remained of Sunshine, wherever he was located. Despite its actual purpose, the technique looked as though it was trying to impale her enemy. She could only hope Ghislain was taking this opportunity to capitalize on his opportunities to further end their very last meaningful opponent. At the very last moment, Sofia thought she heard a whisper on her head, but maybe it was just her imagination.
Original Buchstabe Letter: A
First Letters Added by Others: W, I, B, Y, Y, F, N, N, I, S, H, O, H, A
Word Created: N/A
Letters Destroyed: N/A
Current Holy Charges: 4
Time Left for Reishi Fog: 2 posts
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Heiligen Torspiegel: By concentrating the reishi around her, Sofia can create up to two silvery white Quincy pentacles just somewhat bigger than her. The Quincy pentacles will hover in the air at two locations of her choosing. The locations are always opposite of each other, meaning if one is before Sofia, the other one is behind her, or if one is to her right, the other one is to her left. The previous is a fact the technique has to stick by. However, the Quincy is perfectly capable of bringing each pentacle closer to her, just inches away from her, or further away up to a maximum distance of 50 meters. One of the pentacles attracts all kinds of spirit energy and the other simply expels it. As such, the two pentacles act as a form of gate or a door, with a pathway or corridor of spiritual energy. While one pentacle would attract a blast, the latter would be redirected to come out of the second pentacle at a different location.
Granted, knowing where the pentacles are positioned also allows some form of prediction as to where the blast is likely to come out. Nonetheless, Sofia can switch the position of a pentacle from her front, to her back, or the side, or a corner. The one thing that needs to be kept in mind is that at all times the pentacles will be positioned in opposite sides of each other. Even then, the pentacle can’t just absorb everything without problem. Its capabilities are dependent on the power of the opponent in relation to Sofia’s reishi manipulation mastery.
At a reishi mastery of advanced, the mirror can easily function as intended when against attacks from opponents at least two tiers lower than hers, one tier lower at elite, and an equivalent tier at master. If the opponent’s tier is one higher than what the parameters indicate at each specific mastery, then the attack would destroy the pentacles, allowing the attack to continue though weakened by 75%, or 50% if two tiers above the parameters of each circumstance. The percentages cap at 0-2++. Typically, an unused technique can be maintained in the field for a maximum duration of four posts without concern. However, the technique only has a usable shelf life of three times before it disappears and incurs a five post cooldown. By consuming 10 holy charges, Sofia can increase the percentage reduction of an attack that destroys the technique once. The use of this technique grants the Quincy one holy charge, and another one for each post it stays active.
Zwanzig Engelsblätter: Before her, behind her, and all around her, twenty large Quincy styled blades hover with the sharp ends of the blades facing where she looks. At her command, the blades will fire off at extremely fast speeds, and into the direction of the target of her choosing. The blades will attempt to stab through the target, but the wounds would minor, almost as if the blades themselves thinned out right before impact. Regardless, as soon as the blades hit, the tips would break open to reveal a form of grappling like hook. In essence, Zwanzig Engelsblätter is not meant to grievously injure, but rather, keep an opponent still. The several blades would be connected to Sofia through the energy that permeates the world around them. While there certainly are means to free oneself from the binding hold, its not just extremely painful, but it depends on the balance between Sofia’s reishi manipulation mastery and the opponent’s tier. At a mastery of advanced, opponents no weaker than a tier below Sofia will be able to break out of the hold, whereas it takes an equivalent tier at elite, and a tier higher at master. After all, it's not a hold that can last for more than a turn since Sofia will try and attack while its active, essentially destroying it afterwards. Regardless, the technique incurs a two post cooldown, and generates a holy charge. Consuming 11 holy charges can allow Sofia to exert the hold of this technique on an opponent a tier higher than the parameter respective to her scenario.