“What hideous beasts are these? How come I didn’t even feel their presence?” Cecily nervously contemplated. These four-armed, grotesques were prowling the blood-painted waterway and now they were excited by the scent of life forms other than their selves.
Cecily listened to her partner stuttering in fear. She glimpsed at the terrified look of Kaiserin. It was not awe-inspiring. Cecily knew she would be lying to herself if she said she was not afraid. To justify her fear, her heart raced like horses galloping across tundra. She pulled out her sword and gripped it tightly in order to calm herself. “A lot of weird things have happened to me lately and I say things are getting even more bizarre,” she quietly stated, not wanting the monsters to hear her.
Cecily closed her eyes and tried to sense their enemies. She concentrated hard, harder than she had ever done before. “I can’t feel even the slightest resonance of their yoki…” Cecily said to herself. “I don’t like the smelly filth that’s covering me either and I’m afraid just like you are… those monstrosities can probably put us in a world of hurt even with two hands tied behind their backs…” It was not the most moving speech she could ever think of but Cecily wanted to find away to put some morale back into her panic-stricken comrade. “This is going to be hard…but stand ready, we will live through this. As hellish as our graduation ceremony was, this shouldn’t be any different.”
“I’m definitely not cut out to be a leader… but I hope I can keep my word. I don’t want to get out of this alone. You’re absolutely going to live through this with me,” Cecily said to her collaborator but only in her mind.
“I got attacked by a big fat rat? And I got repelled by its hand attack!”
Lindy smashed into the stone walls as she was thrown back 3 meters from blocking the rat attack with her Claymore. That was the first time where Lindy met such bizarre looking creature. The monstrous rat had tremendous strength and Lindy was shocked that a hand attack from the rat would have repelled her. She couldn’t imagine the result should the monster used its weaponed-arm instead.
Lindy was hoping for some orders from Beaumont as she was confused and did not know what she should do next. She could not sense any Yoki coming from her attacker, hence, could not make an accurate judgement of her attacker’s strength. Farleen was occupied with another rat too. Lindy was hoping for a command from Beaumont but the much wanted command was not given. Hence, Lindy knew it was all up to herself.
“Both its arms and legs can serve as weapons; I have to beware of its slashes and kicks. The body looks so fat that I doubt a single slash would be able to cut it into half.”
Lindy summoned her powers and with speed appeared behind the rat in a squat position and launched a horizontal slash at its feet, hoping to chop its feet off from the monstrous rat…
OOC: You know kenjmg, you sure do think a lot about what's happening given the situation. I mean, such an extensive write up about stuff like that isn't necessary. I mean, by the time I finish reading it I wonder what you're doing at all. Keep it simple.
Arc kicked the lifeless corpse towards his adversary, it flew through the air like a marionette. The Yoma saw the move ahead of time, "Nice try!" He yelled as his sliced through the body with razor sharp claws as he moved forward, arm aimed at Arc he attacked with a thrust towards Arc's stomach. Arc had raised his sword a little too late and only succeeded in taking out the Yoma's fingers while suffering a grazed flesh wound on the side of his stomach. Arc flinched back in pain but before he could calculate his next move back up had arrived.
"I won't be wanting to share this morsel with you should I get the kill. But we should leave soon in any case. Those beasts are becoming restless..." The new arrival said.
They both only had one more shot to kill the new recruit, if this failed they would have to forfeit their meal to escape.
Slowly opening the door, Deimos stopped when he heard a voice. It seemed like a conversation between Yoma who had not noticed his presence, but were more concerned with other things...
"Those fools released the monsters that were locked up in the basement..."
"I know that already! If we move carelessly we'll be killed by the Claymores though, we can't go in deeper and we can't leave easily..."
"We were fools for believing that man, we should have just eaten him when we had the chance, now look at what's happening!"
"Leave it up to the witches, if they die here they'll only send stronger ones. More and more pawns until the targets die...That's always been how those devils work."
The conversation was interesting enough, Deimos had planned to keep listening, but a creaky floor board had given away his location.
"What the hell? There's someone there?!"
"Shit, let's go!"
Both the Yoma had already started to get up...
Lindy's flash movement had given her the advantage over the huge beast. Her claymore slid across the ground temporarily lighting the floor with it's sparks. Her strike was swift and strong, dust and dirt circled her blade as the sweep sliced through one of the rats legs with ease. But the friction from the first cut lowered her blades momentum greatly, and the second leg took next to no damage. The rat was still standing as it appeared that Lindy's cut wasn't strong enough to sever the bone, it was wholly exposed. Lindy was righting herself, when a huge arm seemed to appear out of no where, it flung Lindy through several walls like a weighted rag doll. The crash sounded all throughout the dungeon, and in that moment, many caged monstrosities roared and banged on the walls and their cages. The whole basement was filled with a dastardly noise that could send shivers down even the most experienced fighter's spines.
"Fuck!" His words rang hollow as Lindy crashed through several walls. "Enough games, you beasts die now..." Beaumont released 30% of his power, his eyes changed colour and his aura flashed and whipped around violently. Veins appeared on his face as it distorted slightly, picking his target, his pointed at it with one sword before quickly dashing towards the beast, arms crossed over he attempted to slice the beast with a cross slash.
Kaiserin knew already, she wouldn't make it out alive. It was such a short life, but she had lived every moment to it's fullest. She knew she wouldn't be able to avenge her sister, but maybe if she could prevent what happened to her to at least one other person, her life would have been worth living. As it stood, she hadn't felt like she had done that. Kaiserin had killed more people than she had saved. Times like this she regretted a lot of things, her body went limp as her back slid across the grim covered wall. The monsters screeched with a deafening tone enough to make ears bleed.
“I don’t like the smelly filth that’s covering me either and I’m afraid just like you are… those monstrosities can probably put us in a world of hurt even with two hands tied behind their backs…” Cecily had said, she looked over to see Cecily had already drawn her sword. “This is going to be hard…but stand ready, we will live through this. As hellish as our graduation ceremony was, this shouldn’t be any different.”
Kaiserin opened her eyes to see her team mate, her face was determined and her body steady, she was ready. She was worthy to be a Claymore, worthy to fight. "Maybe we will die, maybe we will struggle for nothing..." She thought to herself "But...I don't want to die - No, I won't die, not without trying...not without giving it all I have first!"
Kaiserin slowly got up in the face of these powerful opponents, she slowly drew her sword and kept it close to her chest, aiming the tip at her foes. "You're right, we will live through this. We'll come out of this the victors, complete our mission and show them our worth... We are not just mere pawns!" Kaiserin didn't believe all of what she said to Cecily, but at this point building up moral and courage was the most important thing.
Despite the long start up, the monsters still hadn't attacked yet, what were they waiting for...?
"Damn I forgot it could attack throught the corspse instead of dodging, We both suffered minor injuries. However..." Arc thoughts were interupted when he noticed a second Yoma yoki approaching from the door. "I won't be wanting to share this morsel with you should I get the kill. But we should leave soon in any case. Those beasts are becoming restless..." The newly arrived yoma said as it enter the room.
As Arc back his way towards the bed he said out loud, "What beasts are you talking about!?"
"Oh well maybe I should try to get some information since these yomas know something about our mission. Hopeful we can talk so, I can get some information on the situation." Arc thought as he continued shifting his position towards the bed as a plan of action raced into his mind. "For a plan to deal with either cases of both or one of these Yomas attacking is a counter-attack stragety. I will use the loose sheet on the bed to screen the one that attacks first or first to arrive in counter attack range. I will then step behind that one using that yoma as a shield against the other yoma as I take it's head. In case the remaining yoma continues attacking then use the shield to block it's first attack and push it into the yoma. And use this chance to take the yoma arms. And when it stops attacking continue questioning the remaining yoma and give a warning of me killing it if it doesn't anwser my questions. And position myself if possible to make the threat more viable. However, if they decide to talk I let them go if they don't attack me since it is disadvantages to attack these yoma, especially if I don't have too. Since they don't seem the to be the main target of this mission I can do this." Arc thought as his plan came together in head. Arc last thought before the Yoma made there move was, "After all, survival and the mission are the most important thing."
OOC: Um. Floorboards? Wooden planks? In a castle? Mansions and old bungalows have floorboards, not castles. Oh well. :) Fun.
IC: .: Deimos :.
"Damn. The floor's rotten through."
He kicked the door in. Wood and iron and rust flew across the room to clunk against the wall, and Deimos charged closely after it with a speed that almost had him touching the splinters breaking from the flying door. Unable to stop his forward momentum, he caromed off the wall and bounced straight to the nearest yoma.
Deimos swung his sword in a fierce downward slash aimed to cleave the monster in half from head to toe and smash him straight through the floorboards. He thought nothing of the earlier conversation, nothing of the yoma's desire to kill--nothing, but his own murderous lust.
Death's grin gleamed off teeth white as canine.
A vibration was felt beneath the very foundations they stood on, screaming of the metal screeched against the stone pavy as it approached them in seperate directions. Hulking breath sounded the halls accompanied by a dreadful smell worse than anything neither Arc nor Demios had smelt before. It scarecely resembled the smell of a Yoma's corpse only that it wasn't purely the stench of the corpses that defiled the air. Corrections be made, it was the smell of many corpse belonging to a yoma rotting inside whatever it was carrying them towards them. A brief sound of combat was heard within the halls only to be silenced and replaced by voracious eating and continued hulking breaths exhaled and inhaled by whatever it was coming towards the two warriors. Suddenly from Arc's right, stone walls crumbled away to reveal a towering creature enormous and bearing multiple limbs as well as organs.
Whatever it was, this creature before Arc was the cause of the Yoma's silence and before long with its humongous body, threw one of his arm towards the Yoma in Arc's custody, sinking one of its chain hooked onto the belly of the Yoma while dragging it whole towards him. With arms bigger than Arc's whole body it pulled showing Arc Yoma's desperate struggle for it's life was a negligible strength compared to the cannibal being as it devoured the Yoma whole leaving very littl traces of it. Whatever it was, it was slow, huge and devastatingly powerful. The devastating 15 foot wall of destruction reviewed its surroundings and found Arc bearing the claymore of his insignia. It caught the scent of a yoma power within Arc and mindlessly began to pursue it's insatiable hunger for more power. It violently swung his hooked chains and meat cleaver wildly at Arc who managed to escape the swings unharmed.
Meanwhile another battle between the strange creature and the Yomas have proceeded without Arc's attention. 3 against 1, the Yomas made a cocky stand against the wall of dead flesh walking towards them with no more thought than to eat more Yoma. They dashed, moving much faster than the creature each one met their marks digging into the skin of the sentinel deep into the organs while the last one amongst them plunged its sharp knife like claws into the throat and ripped it apart dragging the bladed claws right down to the abdomen of the beast. Blood, entrails and organs dropped out of the creature followed by numerous body parts of Yoma it had eaten until now. A huge meat cleaver fell on one of the 2 who found difficulty trying to pull the blades out of the giant's body, a body smashed against the wall of dead yoma flesh as it cleaved through even against it's own body leaving a big cut mark against the part where the axe had landed under the arm. It bent down and with its teeth ripped apart a head of the yoma severing it from the body whole. Only one remained but he too followed the deaths of his fellows as it charged against the yoma impaling it on its now showing rib cage.
A thunderous roar of the hungry monster sounded the halls and through out the ruins like real thunderbolts showering down. The hungry one searched the halls to look for the halfbreed it smelt. A new meal waited him somewhere.
"I'm fighting... a giant... rat," Farleen said through gnashing teeth. She was never a fan of vermin when it crawled on four legs, and hated it even more now that they were turned collosal, equipped with massive katar-like blades, and at least twice as big as normal vermin. "No shit they'd be that big." On top of that, these things were far from being regular Yoma, let alone something that she could vivisect for unknown periods of time.
The blonde readied her claymore, pointing it defensively at the monster before her. She closed her eyes, ready to finally release her yoki for the first time during this mission, ready to counter against the giant rat's assault, when a violent uproar broke out somewhere within the dungeons. It was so great that, no matter where it was, Farleen had a feeling that she would have been able to hear it.
Regardless of when or why the noise would die down, she kept her eyes closed, steadily tuning it out of her consciousness. With a vicious roar, Farleen unleashed fourty percent of her youki, feeling it pulse vibrantly within her. Her teeth grew into fangs as her opal-silver eyes burst into their bright sunflower yellow. These new eyes swept quickly over the rat, scanning it for signs of potential weakness.
"This is a waste of f***ing time," Farleen roared, her feet blurring as she made a mad dash toward the beast. She was ready and hopeful that a slash through the weapon arm would end the fight fast...
But would it?
Omfg... it's the wearet from the Redwall series' book Mattimeo.
How long do we get to kill these things?
"So that is one of the beasts those yomas were refering too. I wish I had a chance to get information from those yomas. Also it seem to have chased the third and fourth yoma into the too room. I wounder where Deimon is?" Arc thought as he moved down the halls.
"It seems to be hunting things by smell judging by its lack or reaction to sounds or movement. It also seems to have prefrence for yoki based being as well. Also, it is extremely powerful and seems to gain a light yoki after it has eaten those yoma. So at least thanks to yomas I can sense this beast until it has digested them based on the fact it didn't have an yoki before eating the yoma. However, how do I deal with this monster since it is targeting me as well? Let's look at the supplies, I have the bloody bed sheet, the severed yoma's fingers, my claymore, mini spears made from the branches from last mission, a small container of what is most likely lamp oil, and some medical supplies. Let's experiment then." Arc thought as he paused by the stairs. "This will be a good place to test my theory and ambush this monster. I always wondered how long a sever limb retains yoki. So, I am going to use the light wound given to me by the yoma to tempory attach the finger to me and imbuning the finger with some of my yoki and severing it from me and find out if I can use it as bait to lure that creature into my trap." Arc begins his experiment...
OCC but on the character: Weather or not this experiment works Arc set the fingers and blanket with the yomas, the corpse and his own blood on it at the top of the stairs rail and hides behind the arch on the side of the stairs. Concealing his yoki to the best of his abilities and having oil poured over him in an attemp to conceal his scent. He will also prepared to escape by jumping over the rails should his trick to hide and ambush fail but if the beast passes him far enought to see it back he will go for the back of the its neck for an excutioner like chop. Also should it fail he runs back down the hall to regroup and think of another plan.
OCC: Were did those extra yomas come from I was only pinned by two yoma and all of sudden there were four? Also judging by which part Phantom Miria jumped Arc too. His plan was only half complete before the attack of the beast. Oh well stuff happens.
OCC2: Phantom Miria after you get some rest I would like it if you please correct the outcome to fit with what was in this Arc's post because, the action you made Arc do was making me lose my respect for my own character. But if I have to go with the lower post in its current state Arc will choose ambush.
The creature roared in pain as the claymore cut began to cut through the blade mounted arm but before Farleen can cleanly slice of the arm altogether the beast made a lunge away from Farleen, and crash landed next to the hard stone walls bringing it down. The thick stone walls smashed away like they were made of sand as the rat recoiled from Farleen's dash, but as it did the monstrous hand seized Farleen's face as it grabbed and failed to let go. As the acient pillar along with the bricks fell Farleen was brought down along with it, a tremendous force pulled otherwise struggling Farleen with it. Luckly Farleen wasn't pulled along with it's demise as she stopped just conveniently escaping a crushing death. The powerful arm twitched and eventually became a limp mound of dead flesh on Farleen's face as she pulled free from it's disgusting touch. Her pretty face took on a hideous red gash across her cheek as Farleen violently broke free of the heavy yet very smelly hand of the gigantic rat bearing sharp claws.
Beaumont from witnessing the rookies immediately figured out some basic analysis of the monsters before them. "Retards!" he shouted at the two, "These guys are strong but their defense is pitiful, just force the fucks back with brute strength and quick charge!" Having ordered the rookies, he also took form and charged at the beast still standing over Lindy with one leg missing thanks to Lindy's attack. "This is how you kill fucks!" Beaumont lashed out with one saber horizontally, forcing brute strength into the thrust as it struck against the weapon of the rat and using the momentum of the rat's falter brought his other saber down vertically right across the shoulder blade cutting deep enough to wound the creature mortally. With a thud the monster slumped and lay before Beaumont lying on its own disgusting putrid blood and intestines sprawled all over the floor. "Cut open it's stomach and examine the content" he ordered Lindy
The hulking 15 foor wall of killing machine slowly approached Arc, its massive body causing the earth to tremble under its great weight. Arc hidden away by his careful makeshift disguise played a huge risk assuming that the colossal monstrocity couldn't see at all. Another thundering roar filled the castle walls with a monstrous blast so strong even Yomas cowered in fear of the creature.
Alas it turned towards Arc with its giant meat cleaver held high above its head ready to bring it down on the unsuspecting Arc under the bed sheets. A uncomfortable dark grin passed through its grotesque face as it's single eyeball made contact with its target yet it did not move frustrating the monster further. This was no good, with Arc seemingly dead under the bed sheet it was no longer edible nor was it completely sure if Arc was even there to begin with now that it stood there hoping that Arc would have reacted to either of the earlier provokation that might have indicated that he was alive and edible. Disappointed that he neither jumped at the hideous cry of the monster nor did he tried to move as the sound of the meat cleaver held high above him, the creature hesitated. Eventually as Arc showed no sign of living proof nor was it now sure if Arc had ever existed to begin with, started to walk slowly away from the hidden Arc, destroying any obstacle in it's wake. Chains lashed out about madly in the air breaking and smashing the solid stone walls as if it was breaking through thin ice. Everything seemed to shatter in one powerful attack after another the being walked out of the way it came from, its meat cleaver now grazing against the walls letting the evil steel screech away into the abyss as it searched for other preys to feed on. Now was a opportune chance, escape or ambush? Arc had the option now as the back of the wall of pure destruction faced towards him.
OOC: Arc I think I must have misread the Arc post. Sorry I did, school work and too much hours of staying up really screwed up with my eyes.
"Cut open it's stomach and examine the content", that was the command that Beaumont gave to Lindy and she heard it.
The one-legged rat was on the floor before Beaumont as he had injured it earlier. Lindy reacted, she raised her Claymore and did what she was ordered. With her two arms holding onto the Claymore handle, she performed a forceful horizontal slash towards the big rat's filthy stomach....
While performing the slash, thoughts flashed across her mind, "Examine the content?!? Did he seriously meant that? It's good to leave it alone if it dies from this attack."
OOC: What happened to the rat that Beaumont (the NPC) was fighting earlier?