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...The elusive man?

Blue_XIII Nov 26th, 2014 (edited) 36 Never
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  4.  
  5. ..They'd hear crackling, and then a tune. There's static, but one can make out, just narrowly, the melody. If they're so inclined, that is.
  6.  
  7. Isana(x) says: [Oh, something's actually happening. Nice.]
  8. *Flint Hitachi(x) twitches for a moment, while Zenma was examining the rug, a very bad feeling would suddenly wash over Flint. The static...he would narrow his eyes, trying to listen.
  9.  
  10. What was that...? He would step in a little closer, but not too much, he knew this could turn sour, very fast.*
  11. *Zenma(x) felt almost a nostalgic static against his eardrums, although only faintly at first. Zenma arose from his squat, standing upright in caution. His eyes shot infront of him for a moment as he relaxed his dominant hand upon the hilt of his blade.
  12.  
  13. Zenma focused in on the static as it turned into a soft melody. Curious he took a step forward.
  14.  
  15. "Careful..."*
  16. Flint Hitachi(x) says: ...Aye, get ready to run at a moments notice...
  17. *Stella Vex(x) || Being so concentrated on the area around her and her own well being. The tune would be heard by her ears. Just slightly however, as she opened an eye and looked around. Trying to find out just what was making the faint noise.
  18.  
  19. "........?" Sitting on the floor, she'd watch Flint step inward and wince slightly. This wasn't exactly giving off the best of intenetions.. But if the others were going to be brave, she'd rather die than back down.
  20.  
  21. The static turned into a melody as she listened in closer, now getting up and approaching Zenma, careful not to move too fast. Anything could happen. -Anything-*
  22. It wasn't what Flint thought. Rather than some perilous, damning song, it was..lighthearted. The happy tune that came on around them only amped in intensity, growing louder and louder, yet it seemed so full of...
  23. Hope.
  24. *Rintenshin(x) 's ears fidget, his mind racing as he tried to pin the sound. A sharp static... Then something else... Melodic and constant, it rung in his ears, what was it? He stilled himself, trying to listen. This wasn't normal, it was something else entirely. They weren't accustomed to music.
  25.  
  26. "This isn't good.."
  27.  
  28. His breath sped up, body shifting as he kept his eyes locked on every inch of the room in a consistent rotation. It was strange, his guard rose with each second of it.*
  29.  
  30. Admin Inviso off.
  31.  
  32. *Isana(x) blinked. He might have been imagining it, but maybe not. Judging by how the others are reacting, something was definitely there. He didn't quite get why the others were being so cautious, but that's probably because he had never experienced the same dangers that they faced - not yet anyways. Being a lot more ignorant when it comes to danger, Isana took a few steps forward.*
  33.  
  34. ???(x) says: ...What.
  35. ???(x) says: You never heard music before?
  36.  
  37. *Flint Hitachi(x) blinks a few times, as he continued on. He listened to the song. It was full of hope...something that he had longed for. At which point, he would look over at the man. "...Music?" he asks softly.*
  38.  
  39. Flint Hitachi(x) thinks: ...Wait...where did he come from?
  40. (16:47:39)Stella Vex(x) thinks: It's a little tense and much too stake filled to just.. enjoy a melody.
  41. Isana(x) says: Aye, it sounds nice.
  42. ???(x) says: It'sa shame.
  43. ???(x) says: You guys really are kinda hopeless, then.
  44. ???(x) says: You weren't supposed to forget so much.
  45. ???(x) says: Where's your spirit?
  46. (16:49:44)Stella Vex(x) thinks: Crushed..
  47.  
  48. *Zenma(x) took only a moment to blink, casting out the bright colors from the room. However as he opened his eyes, a strange figure appeared before him. At first Zenma simply stood there in confusion before realization he wasn't having an illusion of sorts.
  49.  
  50. The melody continued to lightly hum against his eardrums, a refreshing Hopeful tune. It seemed to disgust Zenma on the inside though....
  51.  
  52. Zenma gestured towards the strange figure, still being cautious.
  53.  
  54. "Hopeless? What do you mean?.... Who are you?"
  55.  
  56. There were bound to be countless more questions to come.*
  57. Isana(x) says: Huh? What did we forget?
  58.  
  59. *Rintenshin(x) shook his head, his eyes popping out as a strange figure appeared before them. The lighthearted tune, although hopefuly, was a blurred enigma. No matter how appealing, he couldn't help but hold to caution. His body relaxed, only to better be able to move loosely.
  60.  
  61. A trickle of energy hummed around his body, pearly white in nature as it masked his form. The already ivory complexion of his skin blending with the rippling aura as he eyed the man. Blinking as he took it in.
  62.  
  63. "..Forget so much?"*
  64.  
  65. *Flint Hitachi(x) blinks over at the robed individual. He tilts his head for a moment....he just, appeared here? Flint was extremely surprised by this...but compared to all they have come up against so far, it was nice to have a sense of...hope?
  66.  
  67. He would then regard the individual, he was cautious, but he certainly wasn't going to turn away yet. "...Forget...?" He asks.
  68.  
  69. He blinks...forget...spirit? He would then look down. "...Ever since all of these monsters...and Saiyans...even my own...actions." he mutters. "...My own spirit was crushed by my actions...or inactions."*
  70. ???(x) says: ...Hm.
  71. Flint Hitachi(x) says: ...Who are you?
  72.  
  73. *Stella Vex(x) 's eyes narrowed as a being appeared infront of them. The clothing it was sporting didn't exactly speak 'happy and hopeful.' Not in the damned slightest. It would take more to throw her off however. Stella too another step forward to match the distance of Zenma and Flint. Curiousity would take control now as her face read nothing but cluelessness.
  74.  
  75. She'd allow the others to ask the questions. For nosilence would do her more than speech. Tension filled her mindset as she became cautious and careful. The melody would continue to delight her ears. As much as the woman would've liked to enjoy the tune, she wouldn't be able to. Not in the state she was now.*
  76.  
  77. *Rintenshin(x) stepped forward, examing the robed figure with great care. Music, something they lacked in their light deprived world which abandoned all hope. Spirit, their will to life that they clung to.. for this exact purpose. His body was a shield, no, a shell of hope. Crackling with intensity as he let the music sink into his ears. What were they missing.. and what was here?
  78.  
  79. "..What is this place? The softness of the floor. The calm in the air. The contrasts to the reality we've grown accustom to..." Spinning around he bounched on his heels, the energy around his form guarded and inertly defensive. One to protect those behind him with. One to understand what he faced before him with greater care.
  80.  
  81. He hummed along to the tune, adjusting to it's pacing now. He felt safer than he had before. *
  82.  
  83. *???(x) ebbs with a dim light; only if they squinted could they see it, only if their very souls were fortified enough to grasp the concept which he presented. Wordlessly, a hand raises, from underneath his cloak, and then, he puts two fingers to his mouth. He hums the tune, the very same that is all around them, one that seems to echo all throughout the vicinity and have begun to warp into infinity, so that even were they to wander a million miles this same song would only loop.
  84.  
  85. "I am what was and what can no longer be. The rest isn't relevant; stop being a little bitch."
  86.  
  87. There's something almost fatherly  about the way he speaks to Flint, and they'd see a set of pearly white teeth grinning beneath the hood. The elusive figure rises from his stoic sitting position, and looks to them all, now, taking in all the other questions and offering back only...
  88.  
  89. "You are not trapped here."
  90.  
  91. It's as if his time is limited.
  92.  
  93. His outline begins to shimmer, and that tune, it quiets. The shadows in the room seem to come to life, battling to eat away at this sanctuary, at the last vestige of peace and tranquility in the troubled underground. Despite it all, the man grins, and it seems timeless as the song itself.
  94.  
  95. "..He...brought you here.."
  96.  
  97. He is fading...*
  98.  
  99. As the tune quiets down, they can see eyes in the dark.
  100.  
  101. ???(x) says: ...You...were not brought here...because...
  102. ???(x) says: ...
  103. *???(x) smiles.
  104.  
  105. And then disappears.*
  106.  
  107. Admin Inviso on.
  108. Rintenshin(x) thinks: We are not trapped here...
  109. Admin Chat:Soldier_Dude: RP appearing from the shadows.
  110.  
  111. Those shadows, the eyes. They are blinking, all of them at once, the very room coming to life. They'd hear the elusive figure's laugh as he faded away, and the music that'd accompanied his arrival dwindle, giving way to soundlessness.
  112.  
  113. The shadows come to life, and those present could -feel- the danger.
  114.  
  115. *Isana(x) scratched his head. What did the cloaked figure mean? There were so many ways to interpret what he had said. "We're not trapped here," He repeated. Trapped where? Trapped underground? Trapped in the constant struggle of having to survive every day? The boy looked around the room at the shadows, whatever they were. He took some small steps back and forth, shifting his weight from one foot to another as he observed their surroundings. Something was coming.
  116.  
  117. But somehow, he wasn't afraid - certainly not because of the words the cloaked figure had said. Isana didn't understand any of those. He was just ignorant of what real danger was, like any sheltered and foolish youngster. If anything, whatever fear he felt was drowned out by the curiosity to know what was going to happen.*
  118.  
  119. *Shadow Monster(x) || Darkness had begun swallowing the area, pulsating, crunching, as if some entity lied inside of it, the structure of the building begun weakening, only to leave a single possible exit. The shadows then would begin gathering up in a single point, forming limbs, out of the small puddle of darkness, which all aimed to exit from it.
  120.  
  121. A creature begun to form, larger than anything they had ever seen before, it didn't seem to have eyes, or a mouth, or teeth.. Not until it opened them.
  122.  
  123. Three vertical eyes opened, moving in all directions independently before locking onto the group, what seemed to be blood dripped from these organs, boiling into steam upon hitting the ground.
  124.  
  125. And with a hiss, the creature would idly approach the group.*
  126.  
  127. *Stella Vex(x) 's tense posture and mindset were dropped slowly as the man spoke calmly towards Flint and dissapeared without harming or causing them grief. His sentence to Flint would be more than enough to make every one of them wonder what exactly he spoke.
  128.  
  129. ".... Phew." That word was enough to describe her feelings at the moment. Intensity dropping to nigh zero after it was so high. She tossed Flint a glance, making sure he was alright of all things.
  130.  
  131. "We are not tr-...." In a second, the shadows began to give off more than a flashy appearence. A resonant sense of fear creeped up on Stella.
  132.  
  133. "...!!" Her defensive stance came back into play as she quickly looking around the room. Every wall would hold the dancing shadows. Now they were no longer showing 'hospitality.' This was going to end one way or another.
  134.  
  135. <D-Damnit!> An exclamation shot off in her head. Everything began to fast forward as a bead of sweat dripped from her forehead. A dryness in her throat as she swallowed. Everything about this new scenario screamed danger. That was no riddle.*
  136.  
  137. Isana(x) says: [Listening to surprisingly somewhat fitting anime OST has gotten me a bit more immersed, that and I'm pretty hype for my first event]
  138.  
  139. The shadows come to life, and those present could -feel- the danger.
  140. *Isana(x) scratched his head. What did the cloaked figure mean? There were so many ways to interpret what he had said. "We're not trapped here," He repeated. Trapped where? Trapped underground? Trapped in the constant struggle of having to survive every day? The boy looked around the room at the shadows, whatever they were. He took some small steps back and forth, shifting his weight from one foot to another as he observed their surroundings. Something was coming.
  141.  
  142. But somehow, he wasn't afraid - certainly not because of the words the cloaked figure had said. Isana didn't understand any of those. He was just ignorant of what real danger was, like any sheltered and foolish youngster. If anything, whatever fear he felt was drowned out by the curiosity to know what was going to happen.*
  143. *Shadow Monster(x) || Darkness had begun swallowing the area, pulsating, crunching, as if some entity lied inside of it, the structure of the building begun weakening, only to leave a single possible exit. The shadows then would begin gathering up in a single point, forming limbs, out of the small puddle of darkness, which all aimed to exit from it.
  144.  
  145. A creature begun to form, larger than anything they had ever seen before, it didn't seem to have eyes, or a mouth, or teeth.. Not until it opened them.
  146.  
  147. Three vertical eyes opened, moving in all directions independently before locking onto the group, what seemed to be blood dripped from these organs, boiling into steam upon hitting the ground.
  148.  
  149. And with a hiss, the creature would idly approach the group.*
  150. *Stella Vex(x) 's tense posture and mindset were dropped slowly as the man spoke calmly towards Flint and dissapeared without harming or causing them grief. His sentence to Flint would be more than enough to make every one of them wonder what exactly he spoke.
  151.  
  152. ".... Phew." That word was enough to describe her feelings at the moment. Intensity dropping to nigh zero after it was so high. She tossed Flint a glance, making sure he was alright of all things.
  153.  
  154. "We are not tr-...." In a second, the shadows began to give off more than a flashy appearence. A resonsant sense of fear creeped up on Stella.
  155.  
  156. "...!!" Her defensive stance came back into play as she quickly looking around the room. Every wall would hold the dancing shadows. Now they were no longer showing 'hospitality.' This was going to end one way or another.
  157.  
  158. <D-Damnit!> An exclamation shot off in her head. Everything began to fast forward as a bead of sweat dripped from her forehead. A dryness in her throat as she swallowed. Everything about this new scenario screamed danger. That was no riddle.*
  159. Isana(x) says: [Listening to surprisingly somewhat fitting anime OST has gotten me a bit more immersed, that and I'm pretty hype for my first event]
  160.  
  161. *Rintenshin(x) || A milky fist clenched with excitement, a bubbling sensation of hope. His eyes glowed with a cyan pulse. The muscle covering his body contracting and relaxing whilst the eyes lit up the dark. Every set of pupils he saw drove his interest, but a spark lit up his want for more. This place could bring hope.. then take it away in a matter of moments?
  162.  
  163. Before them was a room filled with music, life, and light.
  164.  
  165. Quickly diminished...
  166.  
  167. The Bala Krishna bared his teeth, letting silver fangs hang loose as his fair body grew in intenisty. The shimmering white light about him didn't go so easily. He knew this was coming. Poised for battle he placed himself strategically in front of the others. Turning himself into their wall. A wall of safety, strength, and survival. A shield, shell, and source of hopefulness. He wouldn't allow harm to come to those with him.
  168.  
  169. "Now that we're done with the shits and giggles, where's our prize?" His voice was sarcastic and rough, a sternness carried behind it as he snaked into a stance. Gray hair hung over his brow, back arched, and fists cocked. The Young man's legs spread apart, his body seething with a kind of rage-- a frustration brought about what he'd just witnessed.
  170.  
  171. His pale skin, his hair, and bright aura. A light. A bright light in this room that had lost all of it.
  172.  
  173. "Well isn't this ironic.." His thoughts paired off, body dripping with life, sweating it from his glands as he locked his arms up into a combat ready position. There was a fire there. Blue fires. Cyan eyes. Blazing blue fire.
  174.  
  175. Sneering, the music from before played in an endless loop in his mind as he fired up. Hope; why not find a ray of it in this Hell hole they called home, when it was really only a prison.
  176.  
  177. After all.
  178.  
  179. We aren't trapped here.*
  180.  
  181. Rintenshin(x) thinks: They can go.. This place can crumble.. I'll find my own exit.
  182.  
  183. *Zenma(x) was surrounded by the endless melody as it ate away the sense of Fear they should of all possessed. Zenma cringed as it continued to loop, an unpleasant feeling washing over him.
  184.  
  185. His eyes returned back to the strange figure as every ounce of Hope that laid with in this room seemed to cling to him. Zenma faintly made out a supernatural light, if only faintly, swirling about the mysterious being. The words he said seemed heavy and full of possibility; Hope.
  186.  
  187. "Not trapped...."
  188.  
  189. He knew exactly what this meant, because Tyrfing had said the same thing. Unlike him however, this figure before them seemed of miraculous quality.
  190.  
  191. "Well then, wh-"
  192.  
  193. Before he could finish the figure seemed to fade from existence itself, the Shadows springing to life and slowly devouring the group's surroundings. It seemed to eat gluttonously, content on destroying all the Light with in the room.
  194.  
  195. The Shadows gathered in one point, as if returning to their Origin and soon amassed into one giant creature. It seemed to reek of Despair and Nothingness, much like the shadows that constructed it.
  196.  
  197. Zenma smirked as they were met with this familiar scene, as if comforted by the lack of light. His hand rotated as he prepared himself for his next course of action.
  198.  
  199. "It's about time we left....Haha..."*
  200.  
  201. *Flint Hitachi(x) watches the man for a moment, before the man seemed to regard him as he begins to hum the tune. "..." He looks down quietly for a moment, it seemed...familiar somehow. Recalling something from his past. It was partly why he was so calm when he heard the tune...and partly why he saw the man.
  202.  
  203. That line...it seemed to hit him. He tilts his head at that...forget, was he really speaking to him? Regardless, he would put his hand over his heart for a moment, looking down at himself. "We are not trapped here..." He said as he sees him grinning. His eyes widened a little at that.
  204.  
  205. He noticed the music as it begins to fade, his eyes looking...almost sad as it did, as well as the figure. He couldn't put his finger on it...but it seemed very familiar.
  206.  
  207. He then looks out at all of the shadows, narrowing his eyes as he took a step back. "Not trapped...right..." He murmurs...there was a chance.
  208.  
  209. Perhaps this place was locked away to make it a sanctuary, one that...tried to get a message to them.
  210.  
  211. "He...brought me here?" He murmurs as he looks up. "...We were not brought here...because...?" He blinks.
  212.  
  213. He then looks around. <We were brought here...to get str-
  214.  
  215. at which point, he noticed all of the shadows, the eyes...he would then immediately be on guard. All of the Darkness that begins to swallow the area, finally started to form together and then come upon them.
  216.  
  217. "...This must be...the great evil...?" He asks as he looks up. "...The fog...the presence...part of it...perhaps the tar gazers too...?" He murmurs. It may of been allied with them...or something else entirely.
  218.  
  219. "...." This was a test, he was sure. He stepped forwards, looking up at the beast. Fear begins to set into Flint, the very presence of the beast was something that made his mind -scream- to Flee.
  220.  
  221. He then closes his eyes, remembering the music...the lightness that it gave him. The hope...they still had some hope. He would nod to himself, sliding into a stance as he raises his arms.
  222.  
  223. He was silent for a while before he looks up towards the beast. "I....will not flee." He said, grunting a little. "...I made a promise...and I intend to keep it." He said as he narrows his eyes. "...if things get too hairy...you guys run." He said to them. "...But...if we do run...we risk unleashing this thing upon the Labyrinth..." He adds.
  224.  
  225. He had to make sure that didn't happen.*
  226.  
  227. *Stella Vex(x) 's coolness faded fast as a creature formed infront of them. All the shadow's forming at one focal point. Creating... -that-. As much as she wanted to remain calm and collected. She'd already spotted the blood on the monster. Her heart dropped. Eyes opened wider as she began to tremble. Why did it have to be blood?! It couldn't have been broken bones!?
  228.  
  229. She froze up, not moving and barely breathing. Everyone around them would quickly notice her tense up. Lose all sense of control. And become a fearful indivisual. Her long story of hatred for blood and raw flesh flared up as her Hemophobia would take it's place now. Maybe if it was a little blood she'd have been fine. This was over the top. For her at least.
  230.  
  231. "......" Stella gulped loudly as she tried to put up her fists and predict what it was going to do next. However futile it might have been, not trying would be worse than any pain inflicted here. Even more so than death. She would not let down these people.
  232.  
  233. "... blood.." A final word murmered under her breath before she took a stance again. Still trambling but a little less so than before. Her ability to do pretty much everything, hindered by a crimson liquid. *
  234.  
  235. Nashizo(x) says: ....
  236. Nashizo(x) says: Oh.
  237. Nashizo(x) says: My.
  238.  
  239. *Zenma(x) narrowed his eyes as everyone retained their ground, their cores radiating with a strong desire to stop this monstrousity, as if the figure that appeared before had granted them an endless flame of newfound Hope.
  240.  
  241. It almost disgusted Zenma as their wills crossed, but Zenma had one thing he'd agree with.
  242.  
  243. He smirked as he took his place beside the rest, his stance relaxed and filled with the desire to fight. He wouldn't fight for the one's beside him however, nor those on the outside.
  244.  
  245. No, he'd fight for himself....in order to show who the stronger of the two were. This Shadow Monster or his own Darkness.
  246.  
  247. "Heh....how exciting."*
  248. Flint Hitachi(x) says: ...Nash, how did you find us?
  249. The song starts back again. Futilely, barely audible, but it is there, like a plea...
  250. Flint Hitachi(x) says: ...
  251. "Not...trapped..."
  252. Zenma grabbed Stella Vex!
  253. Flint Hitachi(x) thinks: ...We're not trapped here.
  254. Flint Hitachi(x) says: You rping Isana?]
  255. Isana(x) says: [Technically, yes. But it's more of a reaction so you guys can go on without waiting for me.]
  256. Rintenshin(x) says: Nash, take these two newbies back to the settlement.
  257. (Admin) Soldier_Dude(???) summoned Tayarus(Kozue Kotobuki).
  258. Rintenshin(x) thinks: We don't need another clusterfuck of fighters...
  259. (Admin) Planetary resources have regenerated.
  260. Flint Hitachi(x) says: We're not trapped...
  261. Admin Chat:Soldier_Dude: Give yourself Split Form.
  262. Admin Chat:Soldier_Dude: Master it and use it as your gimmick.
  263. Rintenshin(x) thinks: There's bravery and there's stupidity.. Flint, Zenma, and I have more experience than these runts.
  264. Admin Chat:Soldier_Dude: !!!!!
  265. Admin Chat:Makerz7: Ai'ght.
  266. Rintenshin(x) says: (You niggas...)
  267. Zenma(x) says: ( I like how people are....just finding this place now )
  268. Flint Hitachi(x) says: ...When it's very out of the way]
  269. (Admin) Raishii(Karime Tas) observed Cobalt Blue.
  270. ???(x) says: [[Be breezy, it's all fun.]]
  271. Zenma(x) says: ( xD )
  272. (Admin) Oxywaddle(Signas) observed The Shadow Monster.
  273. Flint Hitachi(x) says: Nah, it's cool]
  274. (Admin) Raishii(Karime Tas) observed Flint Hitachi.
  275. Nashizo(x) says: (pffft, you think I could've actually -found- this place? i just wanted to not be in the settlement and rp, dang, sorry for wanting to rp on a rp game)
  276. Zenma(x) says: ( Chilll )
  277. Zenma(x) says: ( Was just saying )
  278. Flint Hitachi(x) says: Chilll Nash, it's cool]
  279. Flint Hitachi(x) says: Mind bringing Ada?]
  280. *Isana(x) suddenly wanted to run. Curiosity had lead him too far, and now he was given a grim reminder of why he had lived alone and holed up in the first place. It didn't take long for fear to sink in. He suddenly wanted to crawl back into a hole again - or not. Isana was not alone. He had met new people and explored the place with them. He swallowed and stepped forward. Honestly, he had no idea what he was doing. The voice from earlier kept on echoing in his mind.
  281.  
  282. "Just punch and trust your instincts, right Flint?" He glanced to his side. Why wasn't he running? Was it courage that kept him here, or was it just stupidity?*
  283. Flint Hitachi(x) says: ...Right Isana.
  284. (Admin) Soldier_Dude(???) EDITED RPPower to 7.5 on Makerz7(The Shadow Monster) from 5.
  285. (17:23:28)Stella Vex(x) thinks: B-Blood...
  286. OOC: CptnBewmBewm(x): Nothing better on a cold, winter day than a hot plate of BACON
  287. OOC: Bonga Fett the Mandildorian(x): hot chocolate is p. good
  288. (Admin) Soldier_Dude(???) summoned Adacore Shepard(Till).
  289. Hub: http://www.byond.com/games/EnvyAttraction/RPRebirth
  290. Forum: http://z13.invisionfree.com/DB_Rebirth/index.php?act=idx
  291. Wiki: http://www.DBR.wikia.com/
  292. Welcome to Roleplay Rebirth(Hard Mode)! Please report anything that you might think is out of wack- thanks :)
  293.  
  294. Click the title screen to continue...
  295.  
  296. *The Shadow Monster(x) seemed to react to the song; the sound of broken bones begun echoing through the room, as if trying to muffle the noise of the sound, blood begun dripping from what seemed to be the face of the creature, and as it opened, more and more 'blood' begun dripping from it, revealing a mouth of razor-sharp, pearl white teeth.
  297.  
  298. The song made the creature tremble, agitate, it exalted it and angered it, and as it stomped the ground, it's eyes once again begun to move erraticly, the yelling of thousands of souls echoed through the room, the voice of those who were previously killed and the scent of rotten flesh, all being emitted by the mouth of the creature.
  299.  
  300. And then it split.
  301.  
  302. Without losing size, the creature seemed to have created a copy of itself, equally vicious, equally strong... And clearly, equally hungry for the flesh of those in that room, those who were yet to be consumed by the darkness..*
  303.  
  304. Rintenshin(x) says: If what's in front of us is a massive of shadow...
  305. Till(x) says: .. The hell is that?
  306.  
  307. *Rintenshin(x) snapped, his body exploding in a wave of his own white aura. Bathing in it, reveling in his own shell of hope and defense. Screaming for more, his spirit howled, crawling from the depths of depression as it wrenched at his insides. Clinging to them.
  308.  
  309. "I SAY WE SWITCH ON THE LIGHT!"*
  310.  
  311. As the light seems farther and farther, the elusive figure's attempt to reach them become more and more distant. It becomes evident after awhile that he acknowledges he won't get to say he wanted to say; rather, they'd hear one last request, before they were alone, in the dark, poised to do battle against the omnipresent darkness.
  312. "...Don't die."
  313.  
  314. (Admin) Soldier_Dude(???) teleported to Ethan Hawke.
  315. Ethan Hawke grabbed Mable Abraham!
  316. Maria Delve(x) says: ... Nothing...?
  317. Maria Delve(x) says: I'm fine.
  318.  
  319. ...Those present would hear a sort of static, like a radio cutting to life. It's only for an instant.
  320.  
  321. Ethan Hawke(x) says: ...
  322. Ethan Hawke(x) says: What was that?
  323. Amata(x) says: Oh nooo not that sound again..
  324. Alexandria Myoros(x) says: That sound is annoying...what is causing it?
  325. The sound is gone, quick as it came, and all at once.
  326. Admin Inviso off.
  327. ???(x) says: ...You people too?
  328. Amata(x) says: Hopefully not that "Cat" thing or that-l-wha.
  329. Amata(x) says: where did you come from?
  330. Ethan Hawke(x) says: ...
  331. Ethan Hawke(x) says: .. I've got a bad feeling about this.
  332. ???(x) says: You all forgot everything you weren't supposed to.
  333. ???(x) says: It's such a shame.
  334. Ethan Hawke(x) says: ...
  335. Amata(x) says: I'm confused..
  336. ???(x) says: You're not trapped, though.
  337. ???(x) says: Did you forget that, too?
  338. Maria Delve(x) says: .....
  339. Mable Abraham(x) says: No, we're hiding.
  340. Maria Delve(x) says: Uh.
  341.  
  342. *???(x) shakes.
  343.  
  344. He's trembling for some reason, whether it be fear or cold, iron fury remained to be seen for the moment.
  345.  
  346. "You're..hiding?"
  347.  
  348. They'd see a row of pearly white teeth beneath the hood that obscured every detail of the figure's face, grinning, from ear-to-ear. It becomes evident in those next few instants he tremors wholly due to mirth.
  349.  
  350. Something about what she'd said was hilarious to him.*
  351.  
  352. ???(x) says: You weren't put here to be held.
  353.  
  354. Maria Delve(x) says: Then explain.
  355.  
  356. *Maria Delve(x) stood up, moving closer to the hooded figure now, head tilted. She was curious about it.*
  357.  
  358. *Mable Abraham(x) frowns at the cloaked figure as she slowly removes her sword from the strap, holding the bone weapon with a firm grip as she takes a slow step back. "Rather... Excited creature." She said in a careful tone, never taking her eyes off him as she does not yet hold the sword up but prepares for the possible event.
  359.  
  360. "Are you from the surface?"*
  361.  
  362. *Ethan Hawke(x) just.. Stared at the figure. Trembling and stuff were nothing compared to weird little white guys masturbating over killing someone.*
  363.  
  364. The music is dim, yet it can be heard by those with the most stalwart of hearts. Those who's souls contained unprecedented resillience to adversity, those were the ones who could not only hear this song, but feel it's notes to their bones. It is hopeful, uplifting; it is beautiful, it is cheerful.
  365.  
  366. ???(x) says: ...I don't matter.
  367.  
  368. ???(x) says: But don't you think it's time you all did something?
  369. Amata(x) says: Something like that?
  370.  
  371. *???(x) disappears, then...
  372.  
  373. Just like that.*
  374. Admin Inviso on.
  375. Ethan Hawke(x) says: ...
  376. ...and the song goes with him.
  377. (Admin PM)- From  Jumpy :did you just play the song of healing you pseudo-jesse faggot
  378. (Admin PM)- To  Jumpy :Nah, it's actually The Beatles
  379. Admin Chat:Makerz7: Holy shit that was fun.
  380. (Admin PM)- From  Jumpy :you said uplifting, not over-the-top high
  381. (Admin PM)- To  Jumpy :<3
  382.  
  383. (Admin) Soldier_Dude(???) teleported to The Shadow Monster.
  384.  
  385. *The Shadow Monster(x) seemingly defeated by the group, both the copy and the real creature started desintegrating, both bobbling and shaking, hissing as it's large, ebony and split tongue moved out of it's mouth, more screams of pain, from voices both familiar and unfamiliar to everyone present came out of the monster's mouth as the bubbles that formed in it's body begun popping.
  386.  
  387. And from it's unstable corpse, beams of light started to shot out, the screams became more intense, leading up to voices that sounded exactly like the ones of those in the room, the weakened monster started to melt in a process that resembled the one that 'created' it, forming a puddle of blood-shadows that faded among all the blood that had previously dripped from it.
  388.  
  389. A burst of light followed the dissapearance of the monster, yet however, with it so did the stability of the temple, debris begun falling onto the ground, making the exit more narrow--A hint of what'd happen should the group not leave the building as soon as they could.
  390.  
  391. The shadows slid through the only exit, defeated but not destroyed, a fate not so likely for those who didn't escape the collapsing temple.*
  392.  
  393. The shadows die down as their adamant refusal to back down tears away the darkness. It is a minor victory. The shadow can't be purged, not so easily, because the shadow is not the manifestation they fought. The shadow is no doing of the mysterious man, and it serves purpose beyond this moment.
  394.  
  395. The shadow is not the creature, yet the creature is of the shadow.
  396.  
  397. ...The Shadow lay within them.
  398.  
  399. Every moment from this point onward, they would feel it. It's presence, looming over them, waiting, biding it's time to strike. The shadow is their doubts. Their fears. The shadow breathes down their neck every instant...and they will not know a moment of peace until they can truly triumph.
  400.  
  401. *Rintenshin(x) waved to Nash, immediately requesting a hand as his body was rocked from the battle. He needed time to recover and couldn't move very quickly without an assist.*
  402.  
  403. *Nashizo(x) zoomed right for Rintenshin, grabbing his hand and pulling him up and into the air in one go. The boy caught him on his shoulder and carried him like a sack of potatoes.*
  404.  
  405. The less resillient would toss and turn in their sleeps, haunted by gruesome visions of the deaths of their loved ones, surreal, yet someone vivid as if watching a recording. They'd constantly, twenty-four seven, feel as if someone was right behind them, watching them.
  406.  
  407. Nashizo(x) says: We sh-sh-should leave. Nooooooow!
  408.  
  409. *Rintenshin(x) 's attention spilled over the manifestion for only a matter of seconds as the screams pierced his eardrum, those who had died in the settlement, those who he never knew, then his own voice and the voices of those around him. Was it a taunt? A threat? Damn them. He wasn't so weak that he'd fall to voices. He cringed, disgusted by the shadow, but determined to find it once more. These creatures... Were the beetles of the Shadow? Was that why they could take his shape and form?*
  410.  
  411. ...As they flee in terror, they'd hear the shadow's laugh, even over the sound of the area's imminent collapse.
  412.  
  413. *Zenma(x) watched as the shadowy creature dispeased in a beam of light. Zenma's eyes squinted from the intensity, then suddenly he knew what he had to do.
  414.  
  415. The area around them began to crumble and creak. Zenma darted towards the exit with the rest of them, jumping over debri and avoiding colliding with debilitiating stones.
  416.  
  417. "Tssk..."*
  418.  
  419. Kozue Kotobuki has disabled Pure RP Mode! Regen/Recovery reenabled!
  420. One, final time, sounding so feeble, so difficult to believe, they'd hear the man...
  421. But it'd sure seem like it.
  422.  
  423. *Stella Vex(x) lies there. Her own blood pouring out various cuts on her body and dribbling from her mouth. It didn't help that her fighting was hindered by the blood of the monster. But now her own blood ran over. She was knocked off to her own benefit. Bloodied and broken, she lay on the floor. Unabl to lift even a finger. Would she die here? Or would she be saved?
  424.  
  425. Inside her own dreamscape. Vivid images of death and gore pounded on her head. Getting vastly more intense. She would not soon forget these images as nightmares haunted her.
  426.  
  427. She managed to lift a hand and utter a word before getting dragged back into a deathly nightmare.
  428.  
  429. "H-Help...."
  430.  
  431. Nashizo(x) says: SOMEONE GET THE GIRL!
  432.  
  433. *Flint Hitachi(x) grunts slightly, shivering for a moment as he listens to the screams. Some of them seemed familiar, meaning...it assimilated his allies? Wow...
  434.  
  435. Regardless, he begins to rest in the meantime, turning his head away as beams of light shoot out of the beast, their combined efforts one the day, for now.
  436.  
  437. He grunts, feeling his body as he slowly tried to recover, panting heavily at this moment. He looks around at the temple, as he tried to leave the building as fast as possible after recovering.
  438.  
  439. As he kept running, he looks back to make sure everyone followed him. If he made it out, he would pant heavily as he closes his eyes. "Ngh..."
  440.  
  441. "We need more..." He murmurs, the Shadows were their true enemy...he had to keep that little bit of hope within him. The Shadow was always there...being their doubts and fears.
  442.  
  443. He could 'feel' the shadow breathing over him, the sense of that it could strike at any time...take everything from him. It made him quiver in fear. He had to find a way to truely get rid of it...he felt, this is how he will redeem himself.
  444.  
  445. Of course, he would grab Stella in the mean time.*
  446.  
  447. *Till(x) stood and moved as fast as he could toward the exit, grabbing Kozue whilst he did so. Assuming the man didn't put up a struggle, he'd throw him over his shoulder, trying as hard as he could to ignore the shadows taunts.*
  448.  
  449. *Isana(x) coughed a few times and crawled across the ground, soon shakily getting back onto his feet. He stumbled for a bit and began taking baby steps, trying to avoid the falling debris. He got a taste of what life underground was truly like. The man's voice echoed again. If he learned anything today, it was that they should still keep going despite all odds. They were not trapped, figuratively - and they were not about to become physically trapped either. It was time to leave.*
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