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 Post subject: Re: Snow and Ice (vs Jodai)
PostPosted: Wed Feb 02, 2011 10:27 pm 
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With a broken laughter nearly as chilling as his own, Vius sputtered out a few challenging words.

"What now, demon?" Between bloodied teeth and bile, the warlock's mind finally seemed to have slipped into insanity. The darkness, the rage that Ein had sensed prior to the fight was beginning to surface. However, the psionicist didn't notice the necklace before the glow had faded; a mistake he would pay dearly for. In this battle, the Esper had told Vius that he was going to take the role of teacher. However, that wasn't completely true. Even if the high elf succeeded in drawing blood, especially now, it would only cement the fact that he wasn't ready. There was something far more important that needed to be done first anyways.

Someone, at some point in time, had infected this man. The high elf's rage had been primed and shaped into an explosive weapon. This was proven by the demented cackle that came from the spellcaster, even as fingers tightened around his throat. There was an undeniable evil inside Vius, one that rivaled Ein's own, and one that would eventually rival Drakol's if left unchecked. Subjugating it, though, would be the warlock's choice alone. This battle was only to prove its existence and the danger behind it.

For a moment, the persona that Ein had given himself almost broke. When his opponent began to display signs of madness, the psionicist felt as though he had accomplished his goal. Maybe now Vius would see the reason, physically, why Ein had refused to teach him... but it was still much too early. Was the warlock... smiling? Further tightening his grip, the demon snarled. Pride was one of Ein's major weaknesses, so the fact that Vius was essentially MOCKING him only roused anger. The former human's claws began to bite into the warlock's flesh but released quickly as a smirk replaced the look of hatred. To reiterate, the point wasn't to KILL Vius, it was to show him that there was an uncontrolled force of rage inside of him. However, the process (much to Ein's pleasure) was going to involve a lot of pain.

[Telekinetic Blast; 1x left]

Against Vius's neck, he would feel a growing heat... and, perhaps, he would see a soft blue light. Bolts of energy spiraled up the demon's extended arm, all focusing at the palm. Vius would know what was happening, without a doubt. But the Esper wasn't using his full power for the reasons stated prior; he didn't want to KILL the high elf. Instead, he simply cast the spell straight, without the help of any infernal forces. It would be enough to break the wall behind Vius and, preferably, NOT his spine or throat. That was, if the warlock didn't break free first.

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 Post subject: Re: Snow and Ice (vs Jodai)
PostPosted: Wed Feb 16, 2011 5:51 am 
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Bound. Held against his will, suffering at the hands of someone he thought of as a mentor, someone who he might be able to call a "friend". This was not fair. This was not right. His grip tightened and Vius' silver eyes shot through with red at this indignity. The monster released Vius and the elf had a moment to shoot an angry glance towards where his sword had been. The brightsteel had faded away, it's silvery mana rejoining the motes of magic in the air. The evanescent metal could not be relied on to retain it's form once Vius lost his grip on it and that fact only stoked Vius' fiery rage. Even as energy spiraled down Ein's arm, Vius was already channeling his own mana. A thin bolt of force struck the elf and slammed him into the wall again. The structure had taken enough damage to fall around Vius. Quickly, as the walls collapsed, Vius released the energy he had summoned up.

For a moment, the heavy chunks of the wall pushed the warlock down. Darkness swallowed him up for a second. Then, silver light shot through his body and he surged upwards, exploding from the rubble and sending bits of material flying in every direction. The brilliance faded, reined in as the spell took hold. Still, his skin held a gentle silver glow and his eyes sparkled with the power of the Void. Again, Vius had used that skill that only warlocks have. He accessed power he should not have been able to manipulate and infused his body with it. It was not a learned skill that kept Vius on his feet, though. It was the elf's own stubborn mind and determination to win that prevented him from simply collapsing in a miserable heap. Even as he drew another of his throwing knives, Vius swore he would prove his worth to Ein, taking a solemn vow in his heart of hearts. Sadly, he did not realize the true lesson the psionicist had intended to teach.

With little breath or energy to spare on much else besides the task at hand, Vius chose to forgo any banter. He couldn't even think of something to say, anyway. There was only him and his opponent, all else was blotted out. Swirling, wild mana shot about. It's frenetic energy would have captivated the elf and held his wonder if it were any other time but he was so focused he didn't even notice it anymore. He could feel the Void churning inside of him, granting strength on top of Akmun's gift. As he rushed forward, he was also pleased to find he was faster, nearly as fast as when he used his wing spell. He closed the short distance between him and Ein quickly and then, in a rude but potentially effective manner, slashed out towards the psionicist, apparently hoping to draw blood from the demonic creature's chest or arms.

Silvery afterglows accompanied each of his movements and Akmun's jewel seemed to grow brighter in this place. Was the woman still watching him with delight or had she become disgusted with what the two spell casters were doing here? Had they profaned this mystical shrine with their demonic energy and senseless violence? Would their blood appease her or disappoint her? Could they free her, if they tried? Would they want her free if they knew the truth about her? All this and more flashed through the elf's head without him even bothering to attend to each thought. His lightning quick thought process allowed him to keep questioning the world around him, even as he poured all of his physical senses into focusing on Ein. An elf's mind, especially a young elf's mind, hardly ever settled down. It was a blessing and a curse and it was all Vius could do to shove those wayward thoughts into the background for now. Another part of him screamed to lie down and stop fighting; his body could not take much more punishment before shutting down. Yet he pressed on.

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 Post subject: Re: Snow and Ice (vs Jodai)
PostPosted: Mon Feb 28, 2011 11:10 pm 
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Given Vius' situation, it was only natural that Ein felt as though he had "won" the arrangement. As debris began to crumble atop the warlock, the blue-haired human took a step backward and turned to leave. Perhaps he had been wrong about the elf. The origins of Vius' powers couldn't possibly be as dark as Ein believed them to be. With a verbal scoff, the psionicist let his muscles relax. Encompassing the moment was a chilled, eerie silence. The haze that surrounded the area didn't disperse as it normally should have. Instead, the mana remained almost as thick as fog in the further sections of the battlefield. Something was amiss. Still in his demonic form, Ein balled a fist and dared a turn to look back.

The Esper was confident in his own ability, especially with the current flow of power running through his body. However, if Vius had reached his breaking point and the darkness inside the elf took over, Ein would find himself in a bad position. Fighting was what the human had done all his life... but that could only help him so far. His demonic blood was a volatile force and it often tore his body to shreds when used. It was a heavy price to pay for enhanced power. As the psionicist spun, a single ray of light was what attracted his attention. The growing luminescence was coming from between the rubble, gathering energy, almost as if it were about to expl--

'くそ!' The demon's thoughts lashed out in a language he should have long since forgotten.

It was a reflexive response, Ein crossing his arms over in defense. When Vius burst from the debris, a flash of pale light washed over the psionicist and forced him into an even more paranoid aegis. In the human's mind, there was something coming towards him far worse than reality would likely allow; fighting a mortal-turned-demon was barely a step or two away from full, unadulterated suicide. Glancing briefly forward, the blue-haired man only caught a glimpse of his adversary before being thrown backwards from a strength and force he didn't recognize.

Did Vius even realize how truly fast he was going? Did the elf even realize what was happening to his body?

For Ein, the memories of his first transformation were a blur. He could only recall the aftermath, he could only recall picking flesh from under his fingernails. There weren't any survivors and the corpses (if they could be called such) were mutilated beyond recognition. Who knows how many were slain when Sakura was first taken away.

It didn't take long from the ground to find the spellcaster's back. He landed with a crash and shudder, cracking the ground with his landing. The snow did little to soften the fall, and whatever damage WAS prevented was nullified by the harsh permafrost that was beneath that; Vius seemed to make sure of that enterprise. There was only a brief moment before Ein fought himself back up, taking what time he could to survey the damage. His back would undoubtedly be bruised by morning, though thankfully his head seemed to have avoided any damage; no concussion. His internal injuries from earlier certainly weren't happy, considering the Esper tasted more copper in the back of his throat. However, flexing his muscles did allude to a more interesting problem than the others. His arms and a small part of his chest were bleeding.

Indigo oozed from the knife wound, Vius' strength now easily capable of cutting past the mage mail that Ein wore. The slash's damage had only partially struck the chest, the majority of the attack having landed on where the arms had been crossed previously. About twenty feet away, Ein gave a slight smirk to his opponent. His red hair was wet now, slick with snow after being sent flying from the warlock's last attack. Would he understand now? Would Vius know his darkness? Or was it already past that point?

Ein believed his last question would prove true. Even though Vius had succeeded in drawing blood, would he find enough sense within himself to stop?

"Well... done!" The psionicist called out between breaths, pushing the demonic power from his veins. Like a darkened sigh, a black mist evaporated from around Ein temporarily covering his body. When it faded, the spellcaster had retained his normal form-- blue hair to about the ears, much less muscular and imposing, though he still retained the injuries prior. A heavy cough escaped him, his hand moving to catch a glob of blood he refused to spit out earlier.

"I didn't think... you could do it."

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 Post subject: Re: Snow and Ice (vs Jodai)
PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2011 4:17 am 
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"I didn't think... you could do it."

For a moment, Vius remembered who he was... He held the hand of a young goblin girl as they lagged behind the other frightened former slaves. Wispy beasts of shadow leaped from where the silvery moonlight couldn't reach, striking out from what seemed like all directions. Her sad cry of fear. She knew they would have to stop, they would have to fight. She squeezed his hand and he channeled the power inside of him. The darkness was seared away in a blinding flash. Then, when the shadow beasts lay dead and she lay in his arms, dying, she smiled and she said those same words...


But those memories were a lie. Weren't they? It felt so real still. Vius trembled for a second, unsure of what to do now. Ein was no longer in his demon form. A question remained: Is he a man who can change into a demon or is he a demon wearing a man's skin? There was no way to be sure. There were legends of him destroying whole towns. Vius remembered the slaughtered village of the halflings that he and his old friend Alexanden had found. Could that have been Ein's work? Such dangerous power in one person's hand...no wonder DI was constantly in it's tumultuous state; no mortal should hold such power. Wouldn't the gods intervene? Could this be why he was led here? Was this...God's will?

Suddenly, it was not a friend sitting on the floor, weakened but praising him for his success. It was a fiend, attempting to deceive him because he had the upper hand. As soon as he turned his back, this monster would attack and tear him to shreds. Vius was too smart to fall for such tricks, though. He would end this terrible creatures life and hunt down any others like him. From now on, Vius was a divine avenger.

First things first...

Without a word, Vius raised his makeshift melee weapon and prepared to execute his fallen foe. A person didn't have to be as perceptive as the psionicist Ein to see the hints of madness that had gripped Vius. The elf's face was twisted into an unusual grimace, his eyes were tinged with red and the glow of power around him flickered like a fire that was dying out. It did not take a mind reader to see Vius was going mad but it might take a bit more of a perceptive eye to see that he was also suffering from grief and doubt. Though he put on a fearsome, aggressive face, something inside of him was broken and hurting. Perhaps Ein really had succeeded in breaking the elf down. How do you tell someone that they have hit rock bottom when they are driving a dagger towards your chest?

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 Post subject: Re: Snow and Ice (vs Jodai)
PostPosted: Mon May 30, 2011 6:46 pm 
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I guess since oso's gone for now and I'm waiting for the next round of the KoD, can I get a reward for this?

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 Post subject: Re: Snow and Ice (vs Jodai)
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