"Chahiro, wha- what are you doing?!" Jin asked, flushing at Chahiro's sudden proximity. "KILL THE CREEPY SON OF A BITCH! KILL IT!" Chahiro screeched, did she mention how much she hated spiders? She could just feel the spider coming closer. Just the thought of it being near her made her shiver uncontrollably. "Chahiro, I can't kill him if I've got my hands full holding you!" She shoved herself out of his arms and knelt behind him with her eyes and ears covered. "Kill it! Kill it, kill it, killit, killitkillit KILL IT!" as she started to go into full-on freak out mode.
Jin would have sighed and rolled his eyes if he wasn't suddenly eye-to-eyes with a giant spider. Luckily he already had an arrow readied and he loosed it at the spider, throwing it back several feet. He knew if they were going to get out of there in one piece, he was going to have to slay all the spiders. Who knew that such a powerful and cocksure warrior was terrified of spiders? He wondered if she made so much noise about the household variety as well; he was almost certain that she did. It would almost be adorable if it wasn't such a disadvantage for the time being. He continued his barrage of arrows, keeping the spider down; it would have been so much easier if he could use a flaming arrow, but even he knew that the methane level was dangerous down here. One wrong move and the spider won't be the only one going up in flames. He also couldn't use one of his sonic arrows, as the reverberations would probably burst their ear drums as well as bring down the whole tunnel. "That's it!" Jin exclaimed. "What's it? Is it dead yet?" she opened an eye to check, "Nope! Screw you, you bastard! You're making all this noise but the damn thing is still alive!" As if she wasn't pissed off enough. "I'm working on it, just give me a second, geez!" Jin yelled back. "Oh my, did we just have our first fight? I'm so devastated." Of course, she gets sarcastic when she's scared, Jin thought to himself. Jin fired off a few arrows above the spider's head, causing some large rocks to fall, crushing the spider. "There. Your spider is dead now. You can stop hiding behind me," Jin smirked. He was going to make sure to remember this whole ordeal, as if he could forget, it would come in handy later.
"If you tell anyone about this, I will seriously injure you. Armand is the only one who knows about that, and even that was an accident, okay?" Chahiro rubbed the back of her head in what Jin was beginning to see as a nervous gesture. Jin bowed with a flourish, "I will take your secret to the grave, milady," Jin placed a kiss on the back of her hand. Chahiro rolled her eyes, but wasn't quick enough to hide her her pleased smile. "Let's get the fuck out of here." "But of course. Am I to assume that I will be killing any spiders we come across?" "Indeed. Get your kills in now, because once we reach those Crawlie bastards, I'm not going to let you have any. They're all mine."
They continued on through the "muck", Jin utterly trouncing all the spiders in their path until they came to a ladder. Chahiro drew her blade and gestured to the trapdoor above, "I'll go first. You follow, but make sure to have your bow at the ready. This door leads to the bathrooms, from which side we can flank and box the bastard in. Let's get this over with. I'm sick of these tunnels." Chahiro threw open the door with her blade drawn to find Princess Amalia and Eva, surrounded by Crawlies. "The good ol' "bathroom break" maneuver, am I right?" Chahiro flashed a smile, even covered in shit, and flew into action.
Lady of the Day
Rachel growled as the crawlie threw her onto the floor in front of the Osmodas that had taken over the Sadida kingdom. Looking around, she saw Amalia and Eva as well as Armand. Her eyes widened as she frantically searched for the others. Were Baichi, Chahiro and Jin alright? She hoped so, since they certainly weren't here.
"And what do we have here?"the Osmodas out. "A little Xelorette."
"I'm not little! I'm petite!" Rachel cried out in indignation.
The Osmodas laughed and walked up to her, pulling her up by her arm. She glared and struggled to get away but he had a firm grip. Turning to Armand, he addressed Rachel.
"And why did you decide to help the Prince? Was it because of his good looks?"
"Don't be shallow! He needed help and who was I to-"
She was cut off by his laughter as he turned to talk to Armand next. "What will you do if I fed this little Xelorette to my Crawlies?"
Before Armand could say anything, Chahiro and Jin came out from the sides, attacking the crawlies around the room before going for the Osmodas. Rachel smiled in relief and immediately broke out of his grip, casting her dial to freeze him and his minions. "I'm glad you're okay."
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"Nice plan, Princess." Evangelyne muttered to Amalia as they stood back to back. Amalia scoffed, although she couldn't completely hide her worried look. "Please, we couldn't possibly have come this far if it wasen't for me, Eva." Evangeline facepalmed as they both hopelessly fight back the pitch black swarms of crawlies. Amalia shrieked as few of them began to crawl up her leg. Suddenly, one of the stall blow up, destroying the door. Astonished, all (including Eva and Amalia) turned their heads to see what it was. "The good ol' "bathroom break" maneuver, am I right?" There they saw an awfully familiar sacrier and a handsome cra striking a battle pose but covered in shit.
The stench spread the tiny room, making almost all crawlies cover their noses. Hell, even one of them was vomiting in disgust. Eva and Amalia scrunched up her nose as well. "Ugh, where did you guys come from!?" The princess grimaced as they joined their side anyway. "Too much talking, not enough battling~..." Eva said, as Jin and her make her aim. Although, Jin somewhat couldn't keep his eyes off of her. Not that he was tired of Chahiro.. It's just that.. Eva was quite attractive, even in Cra standards. While distracted by her beauty, one of the crawlies jumped, swinging his sharp dagger at his chest. "Ach!" He felled on the floor unharmed, but in pain. The dagger went right through his chest pocket, where that bullet saved him from the attack. The wakfu inside he bullet began to glow as he pulled it out of his pocket.
The capsule broke as the cloud of thick wakfu mist pushed out of the tiny container, blinding everyone. Crawlies and Chahiro's group stopped fighting to see what exactly was going on. "It's the boss from the mechanics unit!" One of the crawlies cried as the smoke cleared away to reveal fully revived xelor once Chahiro has defeated.
Meanwhile in the Wine Cellar, Baichi heard a exploding noise, slightly shaking the whole basement room. "Huh? What was 'at?" He slurred, as other drunk guards laughed and giggled. The wine cellar was already half empty. "I think they need our help guys." Baichi grinned, staggering himself up. "Nah, Baishi sir~" One of them said, unable to pronounce Baichi's name. "I believe they are doing juuust fine!" "Mmm, I guess you're right...." And as soon as he tried to sit down, another explosion noise came from upstairs. "I don't know guuuys..." Baichi said, hesitating to sit back down with them. "Then why won't you go check?" One sadida said as others agreed. "Mmkay. I'll be back." THen he staggered upstaires to find himself in a messy kitchen where Armand previously were.
Lady of the Day
Rachel paused momentarily to look at the Xelor. Sure, they were enemies but he was handsome enough. She shook her head and scolded herself. Now wasn't the time to think about that. There were more important things, like saving the Sadida Kingdom. Rachel could focus on stupid little crushes once the mission was complete. With a frown, she cast her dial to freeze the newly awoken Xelor.
Realizing that the Xelor that stood before her was the same one that she had killed before, she groaned loudly. "Are you fucking kidding me?! Didn't we already kill this asshole? Why won't you just stay dead?!" The Xelor laughed coldly behind the mask, "when consumed before death, that capsule allows one's wakfu to be preserved rather than fade away. It is because of this that I stand before you once more." "Jin, remind me to kick whoever invented that in the teeth. I am having a really shitty day and you really chose the wrong person to piss off."
"Y'all ready for this?" Chahiro asked with a shark-toothed smile as she activated her tattoos into an arm-length blade. She dived straight into the thick of the Crawlies, as beserkers are wont to do; her blade whipped all around her person as she shifted it between both forms of whip and blade. She would grab an enemy and bring it closer for the sharp-edged kill. One of the Crawlies managed to land a particularly nasty hit, causing a huge gash above her eyebrow, and she turned around fully intending to smash its face into the ground when she found that an arrow had pierced its forehead. She looked up surprised, she had forgotten about her allies, to make eye contact with an upset Jin; she winked her thanks and continued to kick Crawlie ass.
She was about to put her blade through the skull of another Crawlie when she was frozen. She was about to yell at Rachel when she realized Rachel wasn't there; it was the Xelor was supposed to be dead. "Da--mn---it! Fu-ck y-!" she was unable to speak further as the Xelor took advantage of the frozen Sacrier by kicking her into the air and then landing a punch to her stomach that had her flying to land at the feet of Jin and the others. Chahiro laughed cruelly as she managed to get back up, Jin helping her to her feet, and looked at the Xelor through her bangs. "Now you've done it." Chahiro stomped and channeled her Earth energy through her leg to cause the mini-earthquake like she had before. The Xelor, unfortunately, wasn't a brain-dead idiot so he of course jumped at the last second to avoid being knocked over. The Crawlies weren't so lucky to have learned from the first time, so they fell to the ground, allowing Princess Amalia to cover them with thick vines and Eva disposed of the fallen Crawlies with with a few well placed arrows.
Chahiro took advantage of the broken ground by using her Earth element powers as well as her tattoos to lift a large boulder that was dislodged by her stomp to throw it at the Xelor, who was unable to block the boulder on account of being attacked by all 4 of them. The boulder flew into the Xelor at a high speed, knocking him back through a wall and into the main Throne Room, where Armand and Rachel were being held by Osmodas.
Chahiro climbed through the hole in the wall, "Hey Armand, you might want to talk to someone about cleaning out those sewers more often. They're pretty fucking disgusting. Speaking of which, does anyone want a hug?" She opened her arms invitingly. "Rachel? Hug? I mean, surely you've missed me. Really? No hugs? Well, then." It was then that she noticed Osmodas. "I'm guessing you're the asshole that made me wade through a river of shit, huh? You don't look like much, but then again, genocidal maniacs never do." The boulder rolled over and the Xelor got up with a pained grunt, "still alive, are you? We'll have to remedy that, soon."
Lady of the Day
At the sound of the blast, Rachel turned her head, shocked to see the Xelor that Chahiro had supposedly killed. Looking up, she smiled brightly at the sight of the Sacrier. The Osmodas scowled.
"Chahiro!! You're okay!" she said, smiling brightly at the other.
Rachel wondered briefly where Baichi and Jin were but thought better of it given the situation. She was sure they were fine and well. Looking over at Armand for a small moment, Rachel looked at the Osmodas before punching him in the face. The man howled and released her and the Xelorette ran over to release Armand.
"Are you okay, highness?" she asked, worry evident in her voice.
Baichi straddled into a throne room, too drunk to remember what he was here for in the slightest. An expensive wine on one hand, the giggling pandawa ran into an mini-war between Sadida troops and the Savaurmo army. Baichi paused a moment to look at Chahiro slaughtering the familiar Xelor with her tattoo. "Oi, Chahiro! What're you doin' here?" He called, walking up to her casually, unaware one of the crawlies jumping him from behind. "Baichi! Look out!" Jin yelled in panic before he fired his flaming bow at the crawlie. The osmodas sat quietly on the throne room, observing his pawns fight to the death. The Armand was captured next to him, unconscious. Rachel was captured by them as well, although she was well awake and attempted her hardest to wake Armand by calling him from the other side of the throne.
The Xelor barely dodged Chahiro's tattoo blade with an unsettling chuckle. "You think I'm going to fall for the same attack twice?" Before she could respond, the Xelor simply jabbed her in the stomach, making her skip through the floor like a rock thrown on a surface of water. "Chahiro!" Jin called, running to catch up to his romantic interest. Witnessing that, the time magi disappeared into thin air, reappearing in front of Chahiro before he could get to her. He turned to Jin, casting a slow down spell on the cra. "Sorry, kiddo. I have a personal issue to settle with her-" Then turning back to the sacrier, "If I kill you right on the spot, it wouldn't be fun." While her hair was roughly pulled by him, Chahiro guaranteed that she could almost see his sadistic smile behind his cold, metallic mask.
Chahiro felt a sudden heaviness in her body and she could no longer feel any strength in her arms. "W-what...did you..do to her.... " Jin asked, almost freed fom his slow down spell. The Xelor dropped the now helpless sacrier. "The Aging curse...Better than a shnick on a torso, in my opinion. This curse speeds up the victim's age in an short amount of time. Your romantic partner will only have an hour before she eventually dies from an old age." The xelor said, scavenging through her belongings to find the mechanic piece he has been searching for all this time. He teleported to his Lord Osmodas, kneeling down in front of him. "Sorry to take your precious time, my Lord. Now we are ready to proceed our final step." Pleased, osmodas questioned him. "How are you going to finish that device by yourself, my Xelor?" "...No worries." He replied, as he ripped a portion of his bandage, enchanting it. The bandage slowly grew into a eerie shadow of a Feca, who redeemed herself with a high pitched titter. "Salutations, Magellan."The Xelor said, reviving the long forgotten feca with his mummifying spell. "I knew you'd come around, Roddie." The undead Magellan glanced at the deafeated and injured warriors, as well as the enchanted cra and a cursed Sacrier. "...What's new?" Without saying a word, 'Roddie' flashed the small part of the incomplete device. The feca blinked, then smiled mischievously.
"Hey! The hell you think you are!" A loud slurring voice echoed through the chambers. The two mechanics both turned in astonishment, as well as Savaurmo, standing up to see who in the world is interrupting them. "Ugh, how is he still not dead!?" The feca groaned, remembering the time when the Sacrier and he got out of control back in room 314. "Watch out, Roddie, that Pandawa is some kind of a savage beast!" At her comment, the Osmodas and the Xelor laughed manically. "Magellan, please," Xelor pointed at the silly, seemingly helpless Pandawa, "Don't tell me you're afraid of this bum!" "...Don't underestimate your opponent, Roddie." Magellan sighed. "Enough talking." The Osmodas slammed the handle on the throne to quiet them down. "Finish him quickly so you two can complete my machine!" "Yessir!" The two approached the pandawa, while he blantly stood there.
At this moment, Baichi was experiencing a major Deja Vu. This looks farmiliar... he thought to himself, right before he instantly remembers the day before the Golden Dragon Christening Party. The two was edging closer to him, as he grinned in confidence: This exact moment reminded him of the bar fight with a group of angry bums, which led him to this journey. You guys are too easy, he muttered under his breath as he took his kung-fu stance, just like when he did when those drunkards attacked him without caution. Each and every move was exactly like his flashback: First he smacked down Magellan by home-running a empty glass bottle on her face, shattering the container. The xelor flinched by his outrageous action, as Baichi shamelessly grabbed the feca's pigtail, swinging her to a Xelor. The Xelor dodged, missing her by an inch. "...You gotta be kidding me!" He groaned, as he attempted to cast his dial. "Oh no you ain't!" Baichi lashed his mace out, throwing the heavy weapon across the room as if throwing a boufball, clearly hitting the Xelor on his chest. The impact caused Xelor to fall back, struggling to get back up again.
Chahiro couldn't remember a time that she had felt this tired. The Xelor's spell had sapped her of her strength and she was forced to lay there and watch as Baichi fought against "Roddie and Magellan". She liked it better when they didn't have names. While she was going to be stuck on the ground for the foreseeable future, she decided it was time to assess the situation: Armand and Rachel were out of commission as far as she could see, it was possible that she was held in magic-prohibiting bindings and that's why Rachel hadn't cast her Dial yet, but once Rachel focused on Armand she seemed to forget about all else which worked in a cheap romance novel but had no place on a battlefield.
Baichi was currently busy beating the shit out of the Xelor and Feca, she almost felt bad for them for they seriously underestimated the Pandawa, even Chahiro was surprised for she had no idea of his full capabilities. She was glad he was already all drunked up or things might end up really hairy when they had a sober beserk Pandawa on their hands. She looked over at Jin, lovely Jin, and saw him gradually speeding up, the spell was almost over and the Xelor was too busy with Baichi to recast it. She assessed her situation as well: not optimal. She cringed because that was really the nicest way to say "one step away from being out of commission" and she hated missing out of the action. But there was hope, she was beginning to feel her limbs again which meant some of her strength was coming back to her; she was only 20 when the spell was cast which meant she had some time before she was too old to fight. They also had an ace in the hole: Eva and Amalia. It seemed as if "Savaurmo" had forgotten all about them, she saw the looking into the Throne Room from the hole in the wall, shocked at what they saw. Overall, the situation wasn't ideal, but they still had a chance to win. They had to win.
With that in mind, she started to sit up on shaking arms and almost panicked but managed to remind herself that she was still young, the spell had just sapped her strength initially. She still had time. If they managed to kill the Xelor in about 15 minutes, she would only be about 40 and still able to kick ass. After that, she wasn't sure what would happen; she would probably become a dead weight and only a hinderance. If that happened, she was going to get very desperate. Time was of the essence.
Jin finally broke free of the slowing spell and sped over to help Chahiro get up. "You know, Jin, when they talk about growing old together in all those stupid romance novels, I'm pretty sure this is not what they meant." Jin laughed and stablized Chahiro, "Don't worry. I'm sure you'll age like a fine wine rather than like milk." That surprised a laugh out of Chahiro, "Jin, I hope we finish this before we have to find out."
"Baichi is nice enough to keep the Feca and Xelor busy, we need to finish them off, and soon. But first, I think Armand and Rachel would appreciate it if we released them. I'll transpose with Rachel so you can get her bindings off and then I'll grab Armand to get him away from to Osmodas, I also preferred it when he didn't have a name what is it with all our enemies suddenly having names?"
With her last question still hanging in the air, Chahiro focused intently on the feeling of her wakfu swapping places with Rachel. Next thing anyone knew, Chahiro was sitting next to the throne. The Osmodas noticed the sudden lack of a yelling Xelor at his side and was shocked to find the Sacrier that had almost ruined his plans. She wiggled her fingers in a mockery of a wave and dashed behind the throne to grab the Crown Prince. Savaurmo stood and dashed forward to grab them both and subdue them when Chahiro slammed her foot on the ground, causing columns to shoot up out of the ground all around the room. The Osmodas had to stop suddenly or else risk running facefirst into one of the columns. The other fighters in the room also had to adapt to the new surroundings, as well. Chahiro took grim pride in having hit the Xelor with one of her columns. That'll teach him to curse her. She set Armand down on the other side of the room from Jin and the others and slapped Armand awake. "Ow! What did you do that for?!" he cried out, indignant at the treatment before he noticed her aged appearance, "how long was I out? You look....older. "Shut up. You slept for far too long, I'm only in my early thirties right now. Now we need to figure out what we're going to do before he fini-" The ground shook as the completed machine came up through the ground, disturbing all the fighting as their enemy laughed triumphantly. Chahiro groaned; they had fallen for the perfect trap. They were so focused on their revived enemies to pay any attention to what happened to the gear. "Now my plan is complete and you all are far too weak to stop me!" Osmodas said, mocking in the shadow of his completed machine. Chahiro felt like she was drowning in dread and regret. They had failed. The machine was complete. Bonta was finished.
Lady of the Day
Rachel frowned as she looked around. Armand was awake and safe with Chahiro as everyone else looked at the Osmodas. WIthout thinking, the Xelorette rushed over and knelt beside Chahiro. She looked older now do to the Xelor's spell, but surely Rachel herself could reverse the effects. With a worried frowned, she called out the Sacrier's name.
"There's a way to stop him , right?" she asked softly. "Please, Chahiro...it can't end this way."
Rachel was right, it couldn't end like this. Not when they had fought and struggled and almost died just to get this far. Rachel knew she'd come a long way emotionally since the start of this journey and it was all thanks to Chahiro and Baichi. With a frustrated growl, she stood and faced the Osmodas.
"You haven't won just yet!" she shouted, gaining the attention of everyone in the room.
Rachel could have sworn she heard chuckles coming from the enemy and a few jeers about her height, but at the moment, none of that mattered. They had to Bonta and the Sadida kingdom.
Magellan pushed the Xelor out from the top of her as she sensed Baichi inching toward with a seemingly sleepy smile. "How come y'all ain't down yet?" He slurred, still dizzy from all the alcohol he had consumed. "Roddie. RODDIE! C'mon, we gotta get To the machine before that ugly beast gets us!" panicked Feca shook the fellow Xelor's shoulder as he desperately pulled her off. "Bahaha, why y'all running!?" The pandawa straddled after, only to smack himself on the solid-rock column that shot upward from the ground. "Ha! Serves him right!" Magellan giggled, following behind the Xelor. "Now now, there's no time for that. We can mock them as much as we want as soon as we-" Before he could finish, the Xelor was cut off by a quickly emerging column as well, making him fly away from the throne, where their machine was hidden under. Without the word, the Xelor teleported on the throne, right by the Feca. They tinkered the machine for a little while, before Baichi could catch up to them.*
Osmodas cackled at Rachel's comment. "You should've said that earlier during the fight." The gigantic machine emerged from under the throne, and consumed the Osmodas into the man-sized socket of the device. Soon after, the machine blew off steam from it's rear, breaking through the room right behind this one. The sacred tree peeked from the large hole the device created, as the machine stuck itself on the tree of life. "No, Our sacred tree! ... Our kingdom is now finished.." Amalia said, soon after helping up her brother with Eva.
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