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Shinryu jumps back immediately after their dive, just in time for their invincibility window to run out. Having to charge the displayed set of attacks, Shinryu is completely open to Iris' fireball-divebomb. As it explodes and impacts their body, it starts to glow and dissipate. A bright light shines forth, blinding everyone once again...
And they're now back in the regular arena setting.
Dagrún and Rie are splayed out, barely conscious, while Reuben has dropped to one knee, only up at all by holding on to his lance as a support. With his gaze coming back into focus, he sees Iris powered up by Sephiroth, ready for another round.
He, on the other hand, is completely out of mana right now, and hanging on by a thread - while he could try fighting, there's no way he could win against the angel in this condition. But then, he looks to his downed teammates, and puts a hand to one of his cuts drawing a smear of blood on his hand.
He still has his life.
He starts to reach out to Rie, intending to give her his most powerful healing spell. "Be... Benedictio-"
Hearing that shocks Rie back into awareness, and she grabs Reuben's wrist, pushing it away. "No. You don't get to sacrifice yourself for me either, even if it's just for a minute. No amount of power is worth that." Sitting up with a pained groan, she looks to Iris, and then to Fu. "Plus, I think that counts as a disqualification anyway."
She clears his throat, an expression of pain in her face, as much from what she's about to say as from her actual injuries. "We... We surrender."
Edited by AqueousBunnies on Jan 12th 2021 at 11:52:11 AM
Fu applauds the fight loudly. "That... was AMAZING!"
He throws a fist into the air as his All-Energy Capsule pops, fully healing the combatants. Sephiroth weakly raises a triumphant fist, and is helped to his feet by Shaq.
In the background, the battle of titans was still going on. Mothra, Rodan, Godzilla, Zorah Magdaros, and the Hylian Dragons working together have brought the foul King Ghidorah to kneel, and just as the battle is declared over, Exodia erases the tyrant usurper from existence with its Obliterate.
Mad Rat lets out a rodent-y sigh as he and Heart watch the creature and cat go.
<So... that was just the start of another adventure, huh?>
<Seems that way. You ready, friend?>
<Ready as I'll ever be.>
Then a familiar voice speaks out. "Heyyyyy, little rat!"
Mad Rat whips around to see...
A fairy-like rat girl.◊
<You. Don't know when to quit, do you?>
<... Mad Rat... I see her.>
<... You do?>
"That's right!" The being winks and points a finger at Mad Rat. "When you rewound time back there, due to the time-portal already present, I was able to rewind simultaneously - and the resulting distortion freed me! I'm not in your head anymore - I'm fully realized!"
<So does that mean we're cool now?>
"Like hell!" The rat-girl laughs. "I'm gonna pay you back for denying my wish, just you wait and see!"
With that, she vanishes.
<... Guess it's more like business as usual, huh?>
Edited by KiriK on Jan 12th 2021 at 10:54:46 AM
When the match ends with Team Rocket forfeiting, Thor picks up his hammer.
"If I remember correctly, the next round will see Iris' team facing... the Saiyans... oh, shit..."
Rising from his seat, he flies into the arena and lands near the two teams.
Edited by IchigoMontoya on Jan 12th 2021 at 9:21:27 AM
Airy nods, before saying "If I find michael, I'll let you know. I've always been good with that." She chuckles a bit, genuinely, before pondering... Is she softening up? This offer for help is just to potentially gain trust. She moves on to the next topic... "But... Speaking of enemies, As i've said, it doesn't matter if your enemies are all dead, they might show up here, in peak condition." She ponders about what afton said, after saying her piece, for a bit, before saying... "Resturaunts must be pretty interesting where you come from, with an outfit like that, and with injuries like yours." Airy thinks to herself... this might be getting nowhere. She might get a bit further if she's more honest about her capabilities... after all, she might be able to simply manipulate things if this bites her in the ass...
Iris, still coated in Spiral Energy, flies back to the stage once everything has turned back to normal, slightly hovering above the ground and looking at Dagrún, Rie and Reuben, waiting to see what their next move will be. There's a hint of strain in her expression, and she's still grinning.
Only when they surrender does Iris' necklace slightly glow, dispersing the Spiral Energy completely. She lands on the ground, both the strain and her grin gone, a slightly dazed expression now on her face.
"That was... some rush...", she mutters to herself before she realizes the situation.
"Whoa, wait, we won?", she asks as the capsule heals her. She looks excited, though then looks at her former opponents for a moment. As they too get healed, she quickly runs over to them, then offers her hand to help them get back on their feet.
"I dont think ay of my eemies that could show back up could do much"
his current state of decay suggested otherwise
"You could say the resturants got interesting from time to time, nothing that stood for a while of course, its been 30 years since ive doe any buisness ventures"
his suit creaked as he brushed some snow off of him
"I dont radiate body heat"
Thor approaches the two teams, looking first to Team Rocket.
"Exactly what the Hel were you three hoping to accomplish by forcing those visions into everybody's minds?"
His gaze then flickers to Iris.
"You know, Iris, it seems like ages ago that you told me you didn't want to fight anymore. Yet just now, you were practically reveling in that battle, to the point that I almost didn't recognize you," he says. "What did that spell do to you?"
Edited by IchigoMontoya on Jan 13th 2021 at 12:04:16 PM
Wreck of the Brinehammer
A titanic, volcanic dragon◊ swims through the sea, tainting the water with its presence, boiling to death all that had the misfortune of being nearby.
Reyna observes its approach to land from the town of Dawnstar, with Awkeff and Tanjiro by her sides.
"What the fffffffuuuuuuuuck?"
"Another of your monster friends?"
"I... have legitimately no idea what that thing is."
"Welp, I'm busy. You're on your own this time." Awkeff skedaddles.
"Are you gonna help me?"
X stands over Rosy, who actually seems quite scared.
X: "The deal fell through, Rosy."
He simply hold up his hand, pulling up the Tetris Board...
"Have at you, blackguard!"
The King And The Bull
X gets SMACKED away from Rosy with a swing of a mighty axe, wielded by Asterius, Bull Of Minos!
Tails Doll, now somewhat recovered, swoops in, but it's crystal is completely shattered by a spear strike from Theseus, King Of Crete!
X: "What the hell is this?"
Theseus: "I've fought demon scum like you many times before, beast! I shall strike you down right here!"
Asterius: "Compared to the Prince... you're not a worthy fight."
Shermie, Chris, Chizuru, and Kyo are all downed.
Yashiro and Iori are back out, now standing at checkmate.
Yashiro: "Yagami, things are different now. You have to trust me-"
Iori: "Shut up!"
Yashiro just shakes his head.
Yashiro: "Fine then. One last hit."
Iori simply nods, flames running all up his arm.
The two run up, throwing one last punch, passing each other...
Yashrio falls to one knee, parts of him on fire.
Healing baseballs smack all 6 of the fighters, first Yashiro and Iori, then the others.
Yashiro: "I'm sorry it had to be this way, but you're not the heroes of this story. Not this time."
Tournament Of Power Arena
Everyone is warped in, including X, Rosy, Theseus, and Asterius, who all stop and look.
Adel: "Welcome back, fighters! After the wonderful fights we had in our quarterfinal round, we have our next bracket!"
One-Winged All-Stars Team Vs. Saiyans Forever Team (Supreme Kai's World)
The Red Team Vs. New Face Team (Final Destination)
Adel: "You lot have a moment to yourselves to prepare for these last few battles. Let us know when you're ready, and we'll warp you over to where you need to be."
If I spend a second. A second more of sitting there i'm going to take a shit on your soul She threatens Adel, popping in near him.
What she says but put in a less... vulgar way. Vegeta glares at Zelerie but smirks, excited at the opportunity to fight.
I'm pumped up too! Goku waves at the opposing team. But we'll wait! You guys got to rest before a fight!
Goku quietly cover Zelerie's mouth with his hand.
Edited by Bolded1 on Jan 13th 2021 at 9:17:08 PM
Solitude -> Tournament of Power Arena
Team Rocket get back up to their feet with the others' help, with Rie giving a nod of thanks to Iris, just as everyone gets warped in.
"The stated goal of this tournament is to win a prize, but for some of us, especially those who're newcomers to this world, it's also an opportunity to quickly make some connections. Like you." Dagrún points back to Thor, just as the Red Team come in to help them as well.
"And we don't really feel like telling our life stories 50 separate times, so instead we're going to drip-feed it to all of you over the course of the event. It's efficient storytelling. Even if we changed some details for brevity, you got the gist. Privacy is dead anyway." Aleifr says with a wide grin. Was it his idea? It certainly would explain it.
"Hey, Iris." Rie says, glancing to Adel in the distance. "Considering who you're up against next, want me to lend you one of my weapons?"
Edited by AqueousBunnies on Jan 13th 2021 at 3:24:51 PM
Megan stepped out of the inn.
Megan promptly stepped back into the inn, before returning a few moments later, downing an entire bottle of Blackbriar Mead.
"By the Chains... Looks like today got a whole hell of a lot more interesting. And warmer. Why did it have to get warmer? I like the cold..." she said, rambling a little out of a growing sense of trepidation. Fire... and the size of that damn thing's mouth. Two things she had thought she had already dealt with but... evidently not as well as she had thought. "Reyna, I'm bringing in the big guns for this one."
Iris turns to Thor for a moment.
"I dunno, but it was a real rush!", she says. "I felt more energized than I have for a long time."
She then looks at the brackets.
"We're up against Team Saiyans Forever?"
Remembering Eleven's power, she looks slightly pale for a moment, but then smiles and shrugs it off.
"What am I worried about? They're not allowed to try to kill me. And if I feel like it could happen anyway, I'll just leave."
She hears Goku talking to her team, turns to him and smiles.
"It'll depend on Sephiroth and Shaq. I'm ready to go whenever everyone else is."
Then she looks back at Rie.
"A weapon? I don't think I've ever wielded an outright weapon before. But... what kinds of weapons could I choose between?", she asks, unable to deny that she's curious.
In that same town, though not in the same spot as Reyna, sits Varik◊, drinking a soda as he sits in a chair. He doesn't even know that Reyna's in the same general location as he is in right now, nor that a dragon is getting closer to them by the second.
Near the Lord Stone
Beet grimaces at the sight of the spot for her brawl with Laka. I hate how this place's so cold! I'd rather fight in the desert or somewhere tropical! She get on her spot, the highest rock she can fight, and stand up straight, folding her arms and trying not to let the cold affect her too much!
Huh, fight until forfeit or one of us is knocked out cold! No holds barred! You can't get stronger if you just poke your limits!
She get in a stance. To do that, she leans to the side and put one arm close to her stomach, while raising the other a little bit above her shoulder, holding her fists closed. Likewise, she has one leg forward, and the other is on the back.
... Ya ready Laka? She smirks.
"If this was all Aleifr's idea, I'm adding it to the list of reasons why he should never meet Loki..."
"In all honesty, I think I would have preferred actually hearing you tell your story," Thor says to Dagrun and Aleifr. "This might sound like a wild and baseless claim, but most people don't like having things such as torture and enslavement projected into their minds, least of all during a tournament."
His gaze flickers to Iris.
"I wouldn't be so flippant about either of those things if I were you. The little Saiyan shares Eleven's bloodlust and penchant for brutality, and you saw how Vegeta was in the last tournament," he says. "And whether it was that spell or something to do with your necklace, something happened to you back there. Something I want to discuss with you as soon as possible."
Edited by IchigoMontoya on Jan 13th 2021 at 12:47:53 PM
Tournament of Power Arena
"I dunno. I'd say you're all set in the power department, since you very nearly one-shotted our primal." Rie plays back the slow-motion version of what happened then on a hologram for her and Thor to see clearly this time around. "Though, considering who you're up against..."
"More power might not be the solution. Granted, we show our bias by saying that." Lambert speaks up, and Rie takes out some of her grenades to show to Iris. Smoke, flash, stink, deafening, you name it.
"And I also have these." Rie takes off a couple of modules from her armor - a launchable grappling hook and a set of mini-rocket launchers. It looks like the grenades are attachable too, if she wanted to combine them. She then pats down more of her armor, as if looking for more, before realizing something. "Oh, not the armor itself. This baby's mine. And if you borrow my swords, I do expect them to be returned later. Unless they get destroyed in a big self-destruct explosion. Please don't destroy them in a big self-destruct explosion. They do have that feature if you overcharge them, though-" Dagrún pats her on the shoulder to bring her back down to everyone else. "...Anyway. Take your pick."
Reuben, meanwhile, has returned to his childlike form, and hops on Rie's shoulders, nibbling on a bun. Why? Because. Listening to Thor, he stares at him again with his oversized eyes.
"It's also to get people asking. We don't just tell you the entire thing, we give you tidbits."
"And three of us are free now, so if you want, you can ask away while watching the third round." Aleifr doesn't seem to even register Thor's latter concern, though Dagrún does. "It's not that big of a deal where we come from. Though that might be partly because of the... cultivated population that we have."
Edited by AqueousBunnies on Jan 13th 2021 at 3:54:57 PM
Sephiroth simply glances at Iris.
Odd that the power left her when she was done with it. Then again, I don't know much about it myself.
Reyna whistles, a specific tune that Megan and Varik ought to know well enough by now, and gets headed toward the Wreck of the Brinehammer.
Dire Miralis, meanwhile, notices the town. It decides it doesn't like that being there very much, and starts prematurely raining down meteor-like globs of molten rock upon Dawnstar.
Laka surrounds herself in her pink Battle Aura and lashes an extendo-arm to yank Beet in for a gut-punch!
Buu's Theme - Dragon Ball FighterZ
Edited by KiriK on Jan 13th 2021 at 3:15:58 AM
Contest of Rivals!
Here I go! She dodge the yanked arm by leaning to the left, but try to grab unto her hand before moving to tug her forward. If it works, Laka will be propelled at Beet, who attempts to send her flying upwards with a mighty upward kick from her right leg!
If it works, she stay in her position, and raise her finger, a thin yellow orb forming in front of it.
Dodon Ray! She yells, shooting the thin energy bolt forward from her right hand. Since Laka can regenerate, it's not too bad if it's used on her!
Edited by Bolded1 on Jan 13th 2021 at 10:00:09 AM
She looks the grenades, grappling hook and mini-rocket launchers over, but just looks really confused.
"I... uh... I'm not sure if stuff like this really suits me...", she says, looking and sounding unsure. "... do you have, like, a hammer, or maybe a spear or something? I've never really fought with weapons, but I think I'd have more of a feeling for those."
She then raises an eyebrow at Thor.
"Aren't you overreacting a little? I'm just not used to feeling so energized anymore. I wasn't hurting or anything. And even if it was something, my necklace dispelled the energy anyway once I had no more use for it."
She then smiles.
"But no worries. I won't let things go out of hand when I'm fighting the Saiyans."
Varik hears the tune from his location, pausing for a moment before looking around.
"What the... Reyna? Where-"
Cue a molten rock striking one of the nearby buildings, making Varik jump out of his chair.
"Shit, alright, I think I get the picture.", he says as he quickly grabs his sword, as well as his two shields (strapping his own to his back and holding the one Reyna gave him a while ago in his hand), and starts heading in the same direction Reyna went in. It wouldn't be long before he caught up with her.
Dawnstar — Vs. Dire Miralis
Megan dashed for safety before she then turned to check for Reyna and Varik. Once she was sure of where they were, or if she could not find them, she simply yelled, "Hoy! You two good? I need a second to break out the big one!"
There's actually three other people - Reyna and Tanjiro are currently running towards the shore, where Dire Miralis is now just chillin'.
Laka gets outplayed and smacked around. She quickly regenerates from the Dodon Ray, then goes "KAIOKENTIMESTEN" and tries to blow Beet away with a kick.
"Do you even know what actually happened to you? You were surrounded by this bizarre green glow, it seemed as though you were strained, and you were grinning the entire bloody time," Thor says to Iris. "I think that's cause enough for me to be concerned, regardless of whether your necklace or the spell did that to you. As for the Saiyans, well... I just told you why you shouldn't be so nonchalant about facing them."
He glances back at Dagrun and co., raising an eyebrow upon noticing that Reuben had reverted back to his childlike form.
"Right... tidbits. Should any questions come to mind, I'll be sure to ask. At least I won't be caught off-guard by any potential visions that might come with these tidbits."
"I have a hammer, but I'll be needing it." Something suddenly crosses Martin's mind, seeing how Thor is reacting to all of this. "Are you two... together?"
Reuben offers up his spear-staff, pushing it gently to make it float over to Iris as it defies gravity. "I use it for spellcasting, so if you have any magic of your own, you can channel it through that too." Despite his appearance, it seems his adult mind is intact.
"One more thing." Aleifr then takes the likeness of Loki, complete with his voice and signature 'sliding over from left to right' style of projecting an illusion. "Are you sure this wasn't my doing the entire time, brother?"
Beet's eyes widen and she's blown away by the kick! Choosing to take it back in stride, her aura flares up from afar taking a crimson shade as she land on her four limbs, though she take some time stopping herself from skidding backwards before dashing back at Laka, dispelling the smoke as she goes for a powerful elbow attack to the head!
KAIOKEN TIMES TEN!
If this sends Laka flying, then Beet take to the air, leaving a red trail as she flings several ki blasts at Laka from above. Several explosions springs out as a result, which she cut through to try to stomp the Majin, dishing out such great power that the explosions are blown away entirely along with the smoke they created, clearing up everything around her as the ground shatter!
Oh, and we can hear you! Says Vegeta, off-screen, annoyed at Thor's disparaging.
Edited by Bolded1 on Jan 13th 2021 at 10:48:00 AM
"I saw Sephiroth giving me some green-colored energy so I'm guessing that's why the glow was green.", Iris says to Thor. "I don't remember feeling strained or grinning though. Anyhow, I'll be fine, no worries. I don't feel any different than I normally do."
She gives Thor a playful bump against his arm.
"As for the Saiyans, I told you before. If things get too tough for my comfort, I'll just leave. I've taken all of my opponents in this tournament seriously so far and the Saiyans won't be any different."
She then looks back at Martin and giggles.
"Not at all. I'm too old for him.", she says, not really talking about the fact that she looks much younger than Thor does.
She then looks at the floating spear-staff, grabbing it and looking it over, then smiling.
"This is perfect, thanks! I'll make sure to give it back in one piece after the match.", she says to Reuben. Then, lastly, she looks at Sephiroth and Shaq.
"Hey, I'm ready whenever you are!"
Varik will arrive at the beach, and thus near Megan, a few moments after Reyna and Tanjiro once they get there. He already has his sword drawn.
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