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    [Demi]


    Ordis, one of those who was originally fighting the Mirror Knight, called me over to him in order to help heal Lucy. Taking care of the wounded was top priority since Tobias was buying us time. A memory itched the back of my mind, something that the Knight possessed that could supposedly win any duel, but the specifics weren't clear enough to be of use. "I can cauterize the wound, if that helps. If she's passed out, then it won't hurt her as much, but Lucy'll be sore for a bit." I explained as I made my way over, staying low in order to not attract any unwanted attention. Distracting Tobias for a second could mean his and eventually all of our deaths. A flame sprang into existence at the end of my finger tip, charring my comrade's skin just enough to seal the wound. "We just need to hold on until Tobes' support comes in."


    As soon as I said this, I could hear the fleet of helicopters, VTOLs, and the kitchen sink approach. They got close enough for us to make a break for the if we needed to, but the message to not approach was likely very clear to them. I signaled for some medics to head to Lucy and Brom, but everything else was left to my childhood friend. Tobias was using magic similar to Advanced Chemistry. By taking a substance and separating it's protons, neutrons, and electrons, it could be possible to transmute a new one. His aura was more potent than even my own father's, although something told me that he didn't obtain this state for free. Anyways, he was stronger than anybody I had ever seen and that was enough. All I could do was watch as the scenes unfolded.

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    (( I had figured that Octavian's armor would have taken most of the effects of the spell. It fits with the whole "not killing the Jurors" thing. Before someone makes a point of it, Tobias did get Arachne away from the ships before destroying them and took her artifact, so she is still alive. ))

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    (( I don't like Tennis Posting, but you got me excited. Also, I give you full permission to use the secret on Tobias. ))


    [Tobias]


    "C'mon, a tiny little Magic Missile? You insult me." I commented. Arcane was, even if few knew of it, its own affinity branch. This meant I could neutralize it using it's opposite, which happened to be Celestial. Why the stars opposed Magic, I had no clue. I snapped my fingers and a single rune changed it's color from pure white to ebony with ivory speckles. Upon touching the Knight's projectile, both objects dissipated. "You've slain some of the greatest sorcerers of this age. Entertain me with the sum of your experiences. Unless you would prefer for me to go first..." I challenged, placing my hand on one of the runic symbols. It began to radiate a scarlet-orange color. Despite my familiarity with it, Fire Magic was never quite my forte, although I doubted that mattered when I had each affinity at my beck and call.


    A stream of purplish blue fire shot from the simple rune, melting anything that found itself too close. The grass was singed even at a decent distance away, the ground scorched in a similar fashion. Hopefully, the enchanted armor the Knight wore would get molten, but as it usually was with magic equipment, that wasn't likely going to be the case.


    [Demi]


    Tobias had sprung out of nowhere and challenged the Mirror Knight, who was easily taking on three of our strongest fighters. He used some technique that, as far as I could tell, permitted him to use whatever magic he wanted. I knew that I was fairly good with fire magic, but Tobes made even Vulcan's superior spells seem like child's play.

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    (( Two Words: Fallout 4. ))


    [Tobias]


    Cleaning up after Caelum's attempted invasion was easy, although my real motive for acting is to obtain Arachne's artifact. It was a pouch which, much like any other tools from Caelum, singed my hand when I touched it. Levitating objects was simple, so coming into contact with the bandolier was no longer an issue. I flew over to where the group was still fighting. Octavian had been knocked unconscious by presumably Brom's magic, so I used the same method to pluck up his tower shield. Medusa's vambrace and Vulcan's ring were easily taken due to their owners being knocked out. None of them would directly be of any benefit to me, but if I could reconfigure them to work with an alternative host, there would be little I couldn't accomplish.


    "I have sent in orders for several helicopters to come and bring you all on your merry way. The war will rage on, but the toughest part of the storm has already passed. Expect me to contact each of you in a special way in, say, a few months." I informed the general population. There was still Mirror Knight to deal with, but he was currently taking on three warriors at once. If I remembered anything about that warrior, it was that he could take on armies on his own. "Knight, why do you concern yourself with the likes of a Half-Breed, a robot, and a child of Dimitri? I hope you can copy magic the way you were designed to. Take notes, Mirror Thief."


    Raising my left hand above my head, I began to concentrate. What I was about to do was something that I knew no other being could do, Divine nor Man. Affinities are a background aspect of magic that allows a Mage to gravitate toward a certain field. Few grandmasters inn the arts could get a completely affinity in any specific branch, yet I had achieved three: Air, Lightning, and Arcane. It was theorized that pure magic would be converted into any sort of affinity the user could control. For example, Ice mages would be able to use Ice magic due to their affinity. The thing that people don't know how to do is to take that converted magic and transmute it back into it's purest form. Water from the beach began to work toward me through the air as if I were sucking it in, but as soon as it got close enough, it was transformed into white runes, which gravitated around me. Chunks of earth followed suit, removing their natural affinity and becoming pure. I became a vacuum, pulling in any pure substance and turning it back into magical energy, even the air. I was surrounded in several libraries worth of runic characters, each one dancing around me, ready to be invoked.


    "So, are you going to continue wasting your time with those small fry or attempt to hunt me?"

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    [Demi]


    I had eventually recovered enough energy to move around, although my muscles still screamed from tension. That maneuver — Divine Torch, I believe it was called — wasn't something I could do on a regular basis. Regardless, Vulcan was defeated. Medusa seemed to have met her fate by Lucy's hands and Brom was still dealing with the armored one, Octavian. The dome barrier had been recalled to allow the only active juror to fight with all his strength. None of this was of much concern to me because my phone began to ring, the caller I.D. not showing any identity. I answered the phone, knowing who it was because of our previous encounter this way.


    "Demetria, don't speak. I know what you pulled off." He said in a bit of a worried, yet proud tone. Was he happy that I was getting stronger? "However, I want to prove a point to you. A month ago, you stripped me of my Godship and, at least by the general consensus, eliminated me as a threat. Look out on the water, there are a total of eighteen ships, each of which being around three hundred meters, or a tad less than a thousand feet. They are even more defended than the half dozen you lot took out earlier and there is a juror on board to remotely repair any damage. Watch and prepare to see the fruits of my labors." His voice disappeared and the call ended. The sky quickly flooded with dark clouds, contrasting to a tiny little blue speck floating above the warships. That had to be Tobias.


    BOOM! A bolt of lightning struck the first ship, although calling it anything less than a masterpiece of magic was insulting. It had to be no thicker than two fingers thick from where I was standing, but considering distance makes things smaller in view, I didn't even want to fathom the actual diameter of the bolt. It was clearly thick enough to sink that cruiser. He wasn't quite done showing off. Another one was lifted out of the water purely by wind magic, then twisted like a wet rag. My childhood friend flew above it all like a conductor, his every movement creating action. A third ship began to float a bit more than usual, which was revealed to it being hoisted from the sea. It had been trapped in an iceberg, one definitely created by Tobias. Pillars of stone shot up and punctured the hull of a fourth vessel, which shouldn't have been possible considering metal could crush earth. He raised his left hand into the air and began to form a fireball. Even from here, I could tell that it's contents were more than heat. Napalm, magma, and blue flames composed it, quite possibly being one of the most destructive spells I've ever witnessed. When he fired it, two of the battleships were molten instantly, three others getting capsized in a single blow. Tobias continued, sinking each and every ship in a manner that couldn't have been accomplished if this whole country worked together.


    To top it all off, the show off began to use Earth and Nature magic to cover up the scene. The metal wreckage changed to sod, stone from the ocean floor piled up to make the foundation of a new island. Grass grew from barren soil, trees erupted at a pace that defied nature. Tobias had become a master of magic. There were gods back in Aer who couldn't perform anywhere near as well as he did. My phone began to buzz yet again, although I doubted he wanted to brag. That just wasn't how he was.


    His voice seemed very weak, which made sense considering his display. "Do me a favor," Tobias said, slowly, "Retrieve Vulcan's ring, Medusa's vambrace, and Octavian's shield. Touching them will hurt much more than someone could normally withstand, so be careful."

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    (( Consider toning down Iris' strength. I believe her agreed upon power-level was to be around Garrett's, and I sincerely doubt anybody in the group save Tobias could do what she just did. ))

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    Quote from NinjaBoss315»

    [Demi]


    I was still there, trying my best to feel Tobias' presence, but it was no use. He had disappeared as quickly as he appeared. I could detect the different powers at play in the south, including the Gods' little Anti-Angel project. The Mirror Knight wasn't anybody I wanted to tussle with, but I couldn't let anybody touch this country while it's true protector was away. I blasted my way toward the invasion, moving with even more haste than usual. Instead of relying on jets of flame, I created powerful explosions with every stride, which really made the scenery fly by. When I got close, I could see the five warships (six if you counted the one that was pretty much sunk) on the coast, with a few dark spots on the horizon. The Whistler, the military lady, and a robot guy were all fighting Mr. Mirror. Although I had the weight on my conscious that they'd all lose horrifically, I had to use this as a distraction.



    (( I figured you guys might want a hint at what is to come. Arachne's powers revolve around the manipulation of material. I will go into a bit more detail on how it works in this post. ))

    [Arachne]

    Sending three jurors out to keep the attention of the Eternian Resistance was a bold and very risky move, but it was solely for the purpose of allowing our armada to slip in undetected. Of course, saying that the original navy was any larger than a single man-o-war was a bit of a stretch. I continued my process of creating string, constructing ships made of that silk, then turning it into the various materials needed. The magic resistant metal took slightly more energy, but it was still easy enough to do. I had finished six warships only slightly smaller than the three-hundred and fifty meter long flagship that I had set my operations on by the time the six small vessels had made it to shore. Seventeen had been completed when I saw Octavian's suppression dome go up. Creating soldiers was tricky. I only had four blueprints - Gunman, Grenadier, Sniper, and Warrior. Populating a total of eighteen warships wasn't a small feat, but it took even less time than the boats I was filling. Each of them used the same artifact core for their weaponry, although they of course came in different varieties.

    "What should I make next?" I asked my pet, a mechanical spider that was about eight feet tall and sixteen feet in diameter. It creaked in a supportive, gentle way, despite it being an automaton capable of firing lasers. Lasers are always cool. "If we haven't been spotted yet, we're about to be. Nuclear bomb? No, too messy. How about Napalm? Nah, if they have any Fire Users, we'd only be fueling them. What to do, what to do..."
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    (( Scarf, if you'd like to control Octavian, you can. Just know that he is very competent with his barriers. ))


    [Tobias]


    Any normal person, when attempting to escape a foreign country, would likely head to the immediate departure opportunities. Perhaps a harbor or an airport. I, on the other hand, still had unfinished business to do. Using my birthright, I had analyzed Andromeda's ice and replicated it to the best of my ability. I could see the core of Caelum's magic: artifacts created from the bodies of magical monsters. As with all artifacts, it was impossible to perfectly recreate the effect, but just by studying during the fight earlier, I gathered all the information I needed to make a knock-off variety. There were still two jurors I had yet to run into, but I was truly heading after the Emperor. The path to the court had been already prepared for me, which wasn't a good sign. When I reached his pavilion, much of the distracting decorations had been removed. One of the remaining jurors stood in front of his leader, ready to fight and die for him.


    "Tobias of Eternia, surrender yourself now. If you do this quietly, neither you nor your comrades must suffer any further." One had said. He was a big, buff man, his biceps about as thick as my head. I assumed his code name was Heracles, as that was one of the remaining names on the list. Heracles was a giant of a man, standing at well over seven feet tall. I laughed at his offer for me to peacefully submit. "Very well, be prepared to die." Taking down Heracles with his own magic took as long as it did for him to use it. To compliment his massive strength, his ability revolved (ha, get it?) around gravity. The juror raised the amount acting on me so I couldn't move very well, then launched anything his magic could raise at me. He was a fool, though. I pointed two fingers at him and, using his same technique, changed the direction and power of gravity toward his chest. A hole about as large as my fingers appeared almost instantly. The Goliath fell to the ground, clutching his chest. It would have been more fun to drag out the fight and examine the more intricate details of his powers, but time wasn't on my side.


    "You need a new Jury." I commented, kicking the brute aside. "They're all strong, but they work a lot better together than separately."


    The Emperor laughed. "Considering any one of them could have single handedly destroyed your former Central City, I wouldn't look down on them. I received a report a little bit ago that Medusa, Octavian, and Vulcan were heading toward your allies, with Arachne en route. Your friends will be dead before you can return to your country." His words, despite the first half of his statement's accuracy, were hilarious in my ears. I couldn't help but laugh. Demetria was powerful and there were other potent cards in play. "The probability of their survival is four percent. Let's change that down to zero." The child of Xeltia began to glow in a golden light, although my Arcane Vision sharpened what he actually looked like. His magic was Bloodborn, meaning it'd be impossible to perfectly copy, but I'd be able to tinker with it later. He edited a vast array of magic circles and panels in the air, modifying the fabric of life as we knew it.


    "Sorry, I can't let you do that." I said, releasing a wave of pressurized air. The Emperor was pushed backwards, away from the invisible console. While he was falling in his butt, I began to see what I could figure out of his magic while supporting the group from afar. Medusa had a one hundred percent chance of victory, but I used this strange magic to prevent her from turning anything organic into sand, which lowered that chance drastically. It seemed that if the changes to probabilities agreed with nature, they weren't as taxing. Very interesting. I couldn't do anything to Vulcan or Octavian by the time a fist had made contact with my face. The Emperor was back on his feet. "I can't stick around and play any longer, sorry." I apologized. It felt very comforting to activate Godspeed. The air solidified under my feet as I ran at speeds higher than Mach Five toward an assortment of auras. It would still take a little bit of time to get there and I couldn't skip right to Warp Drive due to it's gigantic energy toll.


    My only hope was that they'd survive the Jurors and live long enough for me to stop the Mirror Knight. The moment I had sensed his aura, I knew we'd be turned up on our heads.

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    (( Medusa is the only accessible Juror at the moment. In terms of powers, she has the same ability as Andromeda where she can create her element out of other matter, but with sand instead of ice. Her sand can suck out energy of whatever it touches, meaning if a spell strikes it, the attack will dissipate. Octavian is outside the barrier and would have to be taken down by the members still in Sinbad (IIRC). Feel free to fight Medusa on your own, but don't make it an easy fight. ))

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    [Demi]


    "Are these this nation's excuse for heroes?" A feminine voice bellowed from about fifty meters away from me. When I turned to look at them, my heart sank. I didn't need any context for who they were. Three Jurors. One juror alone could destroy a city in a blink, but three of them would be enough to massacre everyone on this beach. They had come from a slightly different direction than I had, meaning they had probably run into Tobias. The three commanders of Caelum looked to be unscathed. "They look weaker than he did. Octavian, box them in."


    "Sure, Medusa." One of the others, apparently named Octavian, said. He was covered in thick armor, one that I doubt even my Napalm would be able to punch a hole through. He raised a tower shield taller than he stood, then slammed it into the ground. An odd energy formed a dome in front of him, locking all of us in with his colleagues. Medusa was one of the Jurors that Tobias told us to avoid, so I was reasonably terrified. The one who had yet to speak began to smirk in a very cynical way, as if he was about to enjoy killing us all. He patted his hands together and something... Triggered. A magic circle made of flames formed around him, scorching the ground wherever he walked.


    I knew what I had to do. "The quiet guy's mine. Let me handle him."


    I couldn't handle him.


    Using my new explosive movement, I brought myself over to my target and began to shoot fireballs. I knew they'd do nothing, but getting a measure for how he operated was the first step in combat. His magic circle blazed higher, absorbing the fireball and adding it to his own strength. Fire wasn't going to help me here. My next trick was picking up a rock, throwing it at him, then bolstering it's speed using an explosion. That weird shield of his didn't help with solid objects, which was pleasant. The man's reflexes, however, were fast enough to catch the stone. "If you're done playing around, we can begin." He confidently declared, which annoyed me. I had no time to do anything but dodge when he pointed a finger at me and released a beam of pure heat. The laser passed by just a fraction of an inch. It hit the beach, turning the sand into glass. Remind me not to walk on it barefoot. While I was distracted, the beam turned from heat into a weird fire-whip. It burnt my arm, which was weird considering I was fireproof. The fight went on with him striking at me with a power I could only hope to achieve and me running around like a helpless idiot. Good warriors know from the first strike when a battle is over. That was the case here. I was hopelessly outmatched and nothing could change that.


    "C'mon, Matchstick. Show 'em what you're made of." The voice of Tobias said in the back of my mind. His words woke me up. That was the motivational cheer he had given me back in Aer, back when we were little. I had chosen to try and fight Myron and was outclassed. My unarmed skills were far inferior to my older sibling's swordsmanship. I adjusted my flower, which still sat in my hair, and decided to take Tobes' advice one more time. My foe had decided to take the time to build up a bit of energy, since I was trying to regenerate my own. In his hands floated a small ball of intense heat — a miniature star. The man smirked, watching as I looked at his spell. Even a glance at the small thing made my nauseous. I tried to shoot napalm, throw fireballs, and even cause gigantic explosions to stop him from focusing, but his shield destroyed them all. The energy was merely added to the solar bomb. It could have bee me hallucinating from looking death in the eyes, but I began seeing similarities between now and back then. Myron's multi-blade style took quite a bit of magical preparation in his half and, no matter what I tried, I couldn't prevent it. I just needed to remember how I had won back then and I might be able to survive the moment.


    The sense of being on death's door triggered my muscle memory. The Juror launched his attack, but I somehow knew what to do. I moved one hand up above my head and the other down as far as I could reach, then began to move them toward my chest in a spiral pattern. Divine Light was an ability passed down to the children of Kalila, but I had only been able to use this certain form once before: Divine Torch. A circle of white fire blazed in front of me, nullifying the miniature star. It sucked out almost all of my energy, but at least the Juror wasn't a whole bunch better. His shielding was gone, so I could attack him all I wanted. A simple fireball was all it took to knock over my foe. Even weakened, I couldn't bring myself to kill him. Justice is decided not by the judge, the jury, or the executioner. My job was to fight and win.

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    [Tobias]


    I learned quickly that refusing to give Andromeda information meant she was inclined to punish me. If I weren't an asset to her Emperor, then I'd be missing more limbs than just my arm. Instead of that, she chose a method just as painful: cauterization. In the usual sense, one might cauterize a wound to prevent further bleeding by burning the site. In this scenario, she chose to put a hole in my leg using a crystal pike, then frosted over the wound. Honestly, I would have preferred it to be burned considering I was fairly use to the heat. Growing up with a Fire Goddess for a best friend was a huge advantage for me.

    "Tell me how to kill them." She repeated. "You have nothing to gain by protecting them. Nobody is coming here to rescue you. You can't escape if the Emperor wants you here. Just end this now and tell me how to defeat that group."


    A plan was starting to develop, but for it to take action, I'd need her to loosen my leash a bit. To do that, I caved. "Fine, fine, just don't freeze the inside of my leg any further. The Whistler acts more with his instincts than with any degree of skill or technique, which makes him unpredictable and deadly. Despite his strength, I doubt he'd be able to win a battle of stamina. Demi has a perfect shield, meaning anything below a certain strength will be nullified. Just tear up the flower she wears in her hair and you'll be good." My information was accurate, yet it wouldn't suffice to actually take anybody down. I made it sound like Rani was just a savage, but I knew that he held a large amount of intelligence, wisdom, and strategy. Getting anywhere close to Demi was impossible unless she viewed you as an ally. Laying a finger on her was tough enough, but managing to destroy her Volcanite was impossible. I continued on, pointing out holes in each of their abilities.


    When she was satisfied with what I brought forth, she cut the chain holding me up. This was my only moment to escape, despite being in her sights. Activating Godspeed was likely what she had expected. On the other hand, I doubted she could expect me to use her own magic against her. When my feet touched the floor, I pushed the air with my hand and conjured a wave of frosty energy. Andromeda was pushed against the far wall, her torso and limbs being encased in ice.


    "How DARE you! The moment I get out of this, I'll kill you!" She shouted, but I wasn't going to have any more of her sass, especially with a wounded leg. I pushed open the door to the main hall of her home, which was surprisingly unguarded. For the moment, I was free. I heard her voice calling out to me yet again. "I never got to show you my collection, have I? Glacier Lock: release!" When she finished her command, the various ice statues began to shift around. The sculptures I had figured were dead recreations of important people to her were actually the people themselves, converted to Ice and stuck in a seemingly permanent hiatus. They were all obeying her command, which would be an issue. Mages, Warriors, and Soldiers from countless cultures had been awoken.


    "Sorry, no time for you guys." I apologized. I summoned twelve clones to distract the guardians while I escaped. By punching the air toward a wall I knew was cliff-side, I used an advanced form of my Aura Grip technique that was in the shape of a fist at least as large as I was tall. A decent sized hole opened before me. "What was that about not being able to escape?" I shouted back toward Andromeda, before taking flight.

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    (( I'm saying that one warship was sunk prior to Demi arriving, she capsized another, then Lucy has pretty much taken down another. ))

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    (( Warning: if you notice inaccuracies in Tobias' descriptions, this is slightly intentional. ))


    [Demi]


    I was still there, trying my best to feel Tobias' presence, but it was no use. He had disappeared as quickly as he appeared. I could detect the different powers at play in the south, including the Gods' little Anti-Angel project. The Mirror Knight wasn't anybody I wanted to tussle with, but I couldn't let anybody touch this country while it's true protector was away. I blasted my way toward the invasion, moving with even more haste than usual. Instead of relying on jets of flame, I created powerful explosions with every stride, which really made the scenery fly by. When I got close, I could see the five warships (six if you counted the one that was pretty much sunk) on the coast, with a few dark spots on the horizon. The Whistler, the military lady, and a robot guy were all fighting Mr. Mirror. Although I had the weight on my conscious that they'd all lose horrifically, I had to use this as a distraction.


    Studying the reaction of a fireball informed me that, when slammed against the enchanted hull of their ships, magic wasn't going to help much. However, with my new ability to create explosions rather than just simply fire, I could still cause quite a bit of damage. I propelled myself onto the deck of one ship, which caused quite a stir amongst the crew. Many of them trained some sort of weapon on me, each one different. Unique soldiers were always nice for the sake of diversity, but terrible in practice. I raised two fingers to be level with my mouth, then blew out. A wave of intense flames washed over those immediately nearby, but that wasn't all I had in store. With my left hand, I formed a finger pistol and began shooting like a kindergartener, although my pretend bullets weren't pretend. They were little pellets of Napalm. The ship never sank, but the hull began to overheat, which in turn began boiling the water. The water began to get less and less dense, destabilizing the cruiser in the process with the assistance of some well positioned explosives. I hopped off before it capsized.


    "Lucy!" I shouted, spotting her near the others. "Let the big kids play with the Knight. Come here and help me explode stuff."


    [Tobias]


    After a few minutes of relaxation, a servant was sent to my quarters to retrieve me. The servant gave me no information for where I was to be brought, but I followed without much restraint. I had no reason to fear anything. These people wanted me alive and on their side, despite what their military had suggested. Anyways, I was escorted down a level into a room made of chiseled, worn stone bricks. I didn't recognize what was going on until that same servant put cuffs around my left and only wrist. Andromeda entered the small chamber and pulled on the other side of the chain, with the pulley being attached to the roof. I was raised off of the floor slightly, which annoyed me a bit.


    "Is there a reason you're hanging me like a rack of meat?" I asked, sarcastically.


    She grinned. "I wanted to ask you some questions. By that, I mean the Emperor is requiring me to squeeze a bit out of you in order to let me keep you. Please, cooperate. It'll be easier on us both." If she wanted answers, interrogation and torture weren't the way to go. We could have sat down with a nice bowl of yogurt covered pretzels and nobody would get harmed. Andromeda must have had other ideas. "First question: what were the terms for your cooperation with the Eternian government? We know they made an appeal to you, so why did you take it?"


    I sighed. "To be perfectly honest, my terms were merely tests. Getting every document with the word 'Hell' in it is a very time consuming and stupid task, but it showed me how desperate they needed help. Taking control over their military was to see to what lengths they would go to accomplish this. Anything else was to my personal gain and, frankly, useless to you." Despite my truthfulness, she wasn't quite satisfied. "If you want something more, I also demanded access to any personnel I wanted. One of the remaining terms was for me to get a new arm made of a magic resistant alloy that would be compatible with my Arcoli."


    "Good enough." She decided, with a shrug. "Next, tell me about that group you've been looking over."


    "The Whistler. He's half human, have Fallen Angel. He has a fragmented conscious, meaning he separates those emotions and personalities out as sort of hallucinations. Very strong, but limited." I spilled. The information I gave them had to be detailed but irrelevant so that they wouldn't achieve too large of an advantage. At the same time, I needed to feed them accurate Intel to keep myself alive. "Garrett, the Fiery Swordsman. Fallen Angel, the child of Dimitri. His magic is strong, but his blade is sharper. Demetria of the Flames. Fallen Angel, child of Dimitri. She's... energetic. She is immune to any weak magic and can dampen most incoming spells. Ivan, the engineer. He travels with two robots and is pretty well trained in martial arts. Alice, the last Taint. She's the remnants of an old project of Titaint's, although she's been pretty much on the down low since his death." I continued for the next few minutes to describe each member of the crew, including Brom. The wand he had given me was, despite all the effort he had likely gone through to get it to me, useless once I had touched it. All of Zicka's arcane knowledge was passed on to me.


    Andromeda paced the room for a bit, not saying anything, merely listening to my tale. At last, she spoke. "So, tell me how to kill them all."

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    (( Uh, I'm not very sure you should make decisions about the Mirror Knight's past when it was intentional shrouded in secret. Kumquat, I'm not sure how you want to play that out.


    Edit: I'm going to null anything in your post that is directly about the Mirror Knight. Sorry, but it is Kumquat's character and I doubt he wants it's history, which was already created, to be decided by anybody but him. ))

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    (( My attention to detail isn't always perfect. Usually it's the opposite. ))


    [Tobias]


    The details for how we got to Caelum in such short time weren't important, nor was the brigade of soldiers waiting for our arrival. Despite their cautious approach to detaining me, no chains were involved, nor any restraint. The plaza we arrived at was rather prestigious; the ground was paved in marble, accompanied by six highly decorated pillars. White, gold, and free seemed to be their nation's colors, as that was the main pallet for designing this area. At the center of the circular area was what I assumed to be a large cushion, covered by a green canopy. I didn't pay close enough attention the first time around, so I took a few seconds to figure out where I was. The pillars were decorated to compliment the powers and wardrobes of the different Jurors. This must be their court. Only one of the other columns had someone standing on it, although I didn't recognize who. It must have been one of the two jurors who were not involved in my capture.


    "Emperor, I've brought him." Andromeda said, pushing me to my knees then mounting her column.


    On the central cushion was a man in rather loose clothing, with medium length black hair. He struck me as oddly familiar, but in a weird way. "So you have." He bellowed, his voice even ringing some kind of forgotten bells. "As per your request, you may keep him as a spoil of war. Let me speak with him first, though. I want to learn from him." My captor nodded, then sat down on her perch. "So, you're the one who's turned your own country on it's head, defied the will of the universe, and slain an immortal being. I don't need you to tell me how, because I'm already familiar with your patron. Did you not see the resemblance?"


    "What are you talking about? I owe my allegiance to nobody but myself." I replied, although his words were working their way into my mind.

    "Don't be like that. Here, lemme see if I can fill some gaps for you." The Emperor said. He began fiddling with his hair, pushing the top section toward the right side of his head and using his hand to cover up the left side. I nearly fell over in shock. "Judging by your reaction, it worked." He assumed, letting go of his hair. "I am the only child of Xeltia, God of Dreams. I am also the only one in this country who doesn't need an artifact to use magic. Andromeda's a special case, although it doesn't matter. Anyways, now that you know who I am and what I am capable of, Andromeda, the Frost Witch, will show you out." The cold hearted lady dropped from her position and grabbed my shirt collar, dragging me away from the Emperor. I couldn't agree with that choice more. Xeltia was the only God with true immortality. He was capable of doing the impossible, as presented by him being the one who taught me the spell to bypass the Aerial Barrier.


    Eventually, the two of us came to a balcony on the side of a cliff. There was a door which lead into a rather large, almost mansion sized home. As exciting as that seemed, I was in no mood for leisure. I was thousands of miles from Eternia and had no way of getting back.


    "C'mon, at least you're not a prisoner." Andromeda said, taking off her coat. Mine had been burnt to cinders before I was captured, which really stunk because I liked that jacket. There were odd statues of warriors in and around the house, no two of them being from the same culture. I figured at first that they were made of frosted glass, but the truth was more horrifying: each sculpture was made of an ice that didn't melt. She decorated her house with the corpses of people who she found interesting in battle. "Just relax, you won't end up like them." Andromeda assured me, although I couldn't be sure. A servant brought me to a bedroom, which was entirely useless considering what I had traded to Xeltia all those years ago for that spell. Sleeping was no longer a concept for me. I had no luggage, so I laid down on the bed and tried to relax a bit.


    I needed to get back to Eternia, but they could survive a few days or so without me.

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