Demonic Will (x2P); Makyo Star Power (x4P)
Post by Cinna on Jun 23, 2018 16:46:23 GMT -6
"It's a wonder I ever ran away from home." Cinna muttered swinging yet another leafy vine from her face.
"Pretty sure I was lost the second I entered this damn place." Grunted Cinna as she ducked under a low hanging branch.
Three days had passed since Cinna first wandered into the thick wood lands in search of wealth. Like many remote places on Earth rumors always loomed about hidden treasures. Piles of wealth so vast that a person, their children and their children's children would have been set for life. Of course Cinna hadn't thought about having children as of yet, but having a safety net was always a plus in her book. For the most part Cinna set out three days ago so that she might actually be able to live off something more than crackers, and water. When she added up all her bills against her income it was clear that something had to change. While her little bar brought in some cash it wasn't nearly enough to survive on. Luckily, due to her diet she had never been slimmer.
With a few more pushes into the depths of the woods Cinna stumbled into a small clearing. Tripping a few times before catching herself on a nearby vine Cinna sighed to herself. Glancing around the clearing Cinna guessed it wasn't that much larger than her own bar. Aside from the occasional rock and bamboo shoot the area was rather flat and unappealing. Here at least the sun had managed to break through the canopy above giving Cinna a chance to soak up some much needed sunlight.
"Seems like a good place to take a break. Not that I've found any place better today." Tossing the bag that had been hung over her shoulder to the ground Cinna sighed and followed suit. Plopping her bottom on the plush grass Cinna stretched her arms above her head with a gleeful yawn.
"Never realize how much work it took just to get through a forest. Think my muscles were two minutes away from rebelling against me." Chuckling at her own words Cinna picked up her backpack and began looking through what little was left inside.
"Hmm.... Really need to find some more water." Cinna noted as she swirled the green canteen she held in her hand. Placing her ear against it Cinna listened silently to the water as it splashed inside.
"Probably want to save whatever I have for the moment. I know there's lots of water here, I just can't seem to find it. Clearly it's hiding from me." With a disappointed sigh Cinna placed the canteen in her pack.
"And while I would love for nothing more than to eat... all I have are crackers. Salty. Dry as dust crackers. Man... I really suck at packing." Again Cinna sighed as she could feel a dark rain cloud forming above her head.
"Guess I'll take a nap. At least if I'm sleeping I won't be hungry." Placing her bag to once aside Cinna found the softest patch of grass she could find and proceeded to lay down. The bedding wasn't exactly a five star hotel but out here, miles away from civilization, it was heaven.
Post by Taiko on Jun 23, 2018 23:58:27 GMT -6
Power Level: 10,136
Taiko sitting in the middle of the forest and chowing down on some dinosaur meat that he had cooked up while also drinking some water. After his meal was over and feeling quiet full, he rose up to his feet and stretched his arms apart. He then could sense a power level fairly close to him and upon investigating it, he saw a woman sleeping on the ground and half naked. He was puzzled as to why she was there and then looked at her stomach. It was growling? Taiko thought she must be hungry and didn't want to wake her up by grabbing her, so he used his telekinesis to levitate her body off the ground and slowly brought her to his campsite and gently placed in down on his sleeping bag and covered her up with his blanket.
He then prepared her a meal while she slept and placed the dinosaur meat on a giant leaf in front of her along with a glass of water he had gotten from the river earlier. Now waiting for her to wake up as he watched her sleep, he leaned against a tree and folded his arms across his chest. Once she woke up and was aware of what was going on, then he would speak to her with a chuckle. "You must be starving.. now eat up, there's no sense in dying out here in a place like this...The name's Taiko.. and I heard there were rumors out here that there's an ancient dinosaur in this jungle along with it's rare egg. I was wondering if you would like to accompany me..."
Taiko waited for her answer and allowed her to eat first before accepting or refusing his request.
Demonic Will (x2P); Makyo Star Power (x4P)
Post by Cinna on Jun 24, 2018 7:44:21 GMT -6
Cinna never slept well these days. Her dreams, if you could call them that, where filled with vivid, horrid scenes from her past. Generally, they were about her father. Already he was a rather large man but, in these dreams, he appeared monstrous in nature. His physical features exaggerated to the extremes so that he appeared to the beast she always saw him as. Sometimes she found herself in a vast wasteland and being chased by armies of his minions while he sat in a thorny gold throne that rested upon a mountain of skulls. With nowhere to hide Cinna was forced to run into the empty, twisted landscape to get away from her father. No matter how hard she pushed herself it was if her legs were formed of rock as they dragged through the dust and dirt. While she could escape her father in the real world it seemed she couldn't in her dreams.
Scrapping her lead like feet across the ground she didn't dare to glimpse over her shoulder at what she knew was rapidly approaching. Already she could feel the sickly, moist breath of the demon armies that were going to sweep across her like a crashing wave. It seemed that no matter how much strength she put into her stride no amount of shear power could move quicker than her sails pace. Just as the dawning presence from behind grew to a climax Cinna felt the weight that had been placed upon her body lessening as if a boulder had been lifted from her shoulders. With this weight taken from her Cinna felt the slightest twinkle of hope flutter in her chest. Perhaps she would be able to finally get away? With a renewed spirit Cinna attempted to charge forward with everything she had left but no matter how hard she pushed herself she didn't move. Finally glancing down at her body, a chilling freeze pierced her heart deeper than any knife could. It was as if some unseen force was holding her in the air!
"What's going on!" Cinna screamed, her voice coming out wrapped and off pitch in this strange world.
"I've got you now Cinna." The all too familiar fear inducing voice boomed across the void, striking Cinna with the force of hurricane.
Being forced to turn around Cinna was slowly dragged towards the behemoth form of her father whose bloated, and rotting form rested upon his throne. Screaming curses and insults Cinna kicked and pulled to grasp at her freedom but every attempt was only met with more resistance to the point that it was painful to move. The agony Cinna found herself in was like nothing she'd experienced before. Being pulled at such a snail pace the torment of being brought back to her father was greatly extended. Floating in the air toward her doom felt like an eternity and every moment her father taunted Cinna. He bettered her. Mocked just how weak and useless she was. Before long she found herself face to face with the man who was her father. Tears now flowed freely from wide, fear filled eyes at the hellish creature she was now forced to look at. With a smug shit eating grin the creature opened its mouth and devoured Cinna whole. The heat and moisture of the gaping maw washed over Cinna leaving her to hold what little breath she held.
"You're mine forever." The demonic voice was the last thing Cinna heard before jerking awake from her nightmare.
"No!" Throwing the blanket from her sweat laced body Cinna stumbled a few steps away from the campsite before collapsing onto her trembling knees. Heart racing, gasping for air and with shaking hands Cinna was so caught up in her hellish world that she didn't take much notice of just how much her camp site had change. Rolling up against a nearby tree Cinna sat there in a shivering silence for some time. Nightmares like this happened to her, but that one had been so much worse than the rest. As if she had been floating through the air... and... wait.... With the sudden realization of something being off Cinna glanced up to see that her little camping area had changed. Not only that but she found herself in the company of someone else.
"What? Who the hell are you?" Cinna managed to blurt out through blushed cheeks and scorn filled eyes. Part of her was embarrassed that this stranger had seen her weeping like a child. Then there was the other part that wished for nothing more than to kick his ass. Just who was he and why wasn't she at her camp.
After listening to Taiko's explanation Cinna didn't really feel any less angered at the whole situation.
"Well that's one hell of a way to ask someone for help, geez." Glancing off to one side Cinna flipped a few strands of stray hair from her face giving her a few moments to think.
"Well I doubt he's with my dad. Normally they don't try to wine and dine me. Not only that but dad's minions are ugly...." Cinna thought as she glanced at Taiko once more.
"-but not that ugly." Continuing the thought Cinna played with a few blades of grass giving her the chance to calm down. Wiping her teary eyes with back of her sleeve Cinna slowly made her way back to where the fresh hunk of meat rested upon the make shift leaf. Careful as to not allow the stranger out of her sight she grabbed the chunk of dinosaur meat and began to dig in. Taiko was right about one thing; her appetite was ravenous. While crackers would always hold a special place in her heart they didn't really compare to the sweet, meaty juices that were now filling every inch of her mouthing mouth.
"Oh my god... so good." She managed to purr through a mouth full of the tender meat. Chewing quietly in silence gave Cinna a few moments to study Taiko.
"You know... if I didn't know any better I would think he's a demon. I mean... he kind of looks like he would be one of us. The dark hue of skin is a pretty good sign and then there's the horns. But something about him is off. Maybe it's all the bandages." Taking massive chunks out of her meal Cinna glanced at him for a few more moments before swallowing.
"What's so special about this egg? Or more to the point. Is it expensive?" Cinna questioned seeming to be somewhat interested in what Taiko had to say. After all she had come to this cursed place to find wealth. Maybe it was fate that allowed their paths to cross.
Post by Taiko on Jun 24, 2018 10:56:35 GMT -6
"Yes this egg is expensive and rare... for it is the last kind of the ancient dinosaurs... both the mother and father are protecting it... Which means that we need to eliminate the both of them.."
Taiko kept his hands in his pockets rather than folding his arms across his chest. Taiko rose to his feet and took his walk to his nearby book bag, which had special berries from within. He opened his bag and showing her the berries which were red in color.
"We need these berries in order to lure them to us..."
Taiko picking up his book bag and placing the berries back.
"Now if you are ready.. lets go..."
Before he could step another foot forward, a dinosaur came rushing towards Taiko's behind. What looked like the dinosaur running him over, was really the dinosaur phasing through his body as he ran. Taiko chuckled at the dinosaur's misfortune as his head impacted a large trunk of a tree. Taiko then aimed his right arm forward and using his telekinesis, he sent the dinosaur high into the air, having it land on the ground and dying in the process from the fall. Taiko looking to his new partner with a serious glare.
"I hope you are strong enough to take on these dinosaurs. I expect a lot from you human."
Taiko didn't know her race, and seeing only mostly human in this region and her looking like she was human, he only went by looks alone.
"So what's your name if you don't mind me asking?"
Demonic Will (x2P); Makyo Star Power (x4P)
Post by Cinna on Jun 24, 2018 12:52:48 GMT -6
"Wait you want to kill these ancient creatures?" Cinna blurted out with chucks of meat flying from her lips.
"That's pretty messed up. Why do you have to kill them? If the egg is so rare then logic would state that there isn't many of these creatures left running around." Cinna explained thinking back to the volumes of biology books she used to read.
"It would be best to just take the egg and not harm the creatures. If you kill them that could be the end of their species, but if you let them live well they can make more eggs." Again, she tried to sway Taiko's opinion on the matter and ended up sounding like a full-blown nerd at the same time.
"Ugh. All I'm missing is a pair of glasses and a text book. I kind of want to kick my own ass now." Cinna thought sulking silently to herself.
Before Taiko had any chance to respond to Cinna's string of comments a sudden burst of movement from the surrounding thicket pulled their attention. Plunging from the depths of the dark woods a massive shadow poured into the brightness of their small clearing. Over ten feet tall, covered in leathery scales and claw tipped limbs the creature was certainty from a different era all together. Not having creatures like these in the demon realm this sight was a first for Cinna and while she would have liked for nothing more than to study the creature it posed an imminent threat to Taiko.
"Watch- !" The single word slipped through her lips in attempt to warn her new acquaintance, but it came a few seconds to late. For a moment there, Cinna had feared the worst; that the creature had swallowed Taiko and he was now being dissolved in gastric juices.
"Well there's some irony there." Had someone hadn't just been devoured in front of her she might have laughed at the thought.
"Wait... what the f-... hell." Even in the most stressful moments like this she managed to bite her lip before the curse slipped past.
While it seemed like the creature had taken a dive and gulped Taiko down in one fine swoop there he stood as if nothing had happened. As Cinna studied Taiko it became clear from his opacity that his form had somehow... slipped from this reality, or something of the sort. Having been just as fooled as Cinna was the creature continued its mighty thrashing of the under growth before slamming head first into a tree with a dreading crack. Flinch with a wincing grin Cinna turned away from the dead creature and back to Taiko.
"That was certainty... unexpected." Cinna brushed a few strands of hair from her face absentmindedly as she was unsure what to feel about what just happened.
"Human?" Cinna thought as she peered down at her body.
"Oh, right. I do look rather human, don't I?" A smile spread across her lips at the thought. Often mistaken as being human Cinna had eventually just gotten over the fact that people couldn't tell her apart from a demon. The first times it happened she was rather insulted, but after spending enough time in human society she got used to it. For all physical means it would have been near impossible not to see her as a human; so, a human she became.
"Right. I'll see what I can do." Muttering softly under her breath Cinna went about gather what few things she brought. Once she was certain that she crammed everything back into her little bag she turned and gave Taiko a slight nod.
"Ready as I'll ever be I guess." She noted glancing back at the deceased creature once more.
Dusting off her clothes with the palms of her hands Cinna came to stand next to her new exploring buddy.
"Hmm? Oh. Right. My names Cinna." Taking a few steps back Cinna performed a small curtsy towards Taiko. It was a tad difficult considering she didn't have a dress or skirt, but the form was flawless none the less.
"It's a pleasure to meet you Taiko. Oh... and thanks for the meal." Blushing and with eyes evading Cinna spoke softly.
"WELL! Time to explore!" With her voice increasing in volume Cinna took charge and led the way deeper into the dark woods.
Post by Taiko on Jun 25, 2018 10:14:52 GMT -6
Taiko smirk underneath his bandages and he allowed the woman to take the lead as he fell back into a calm like demeanor which was odd for him to do. Taiko wasn't sure whether or not the blushing of the woman had caused him to feel so relaxed. Back on his home planet there were no women at all since they produce asexually. While they ventured forward into the unknown, he took in tale tale signs of an up and coming disaster just waiting to happen the more and more they advanced. The sky started to darken up a bit, almost like it was scripted to do so. The atmosphere became more intense as noises started to pop up out of nowhere. The tree began to dance violently with the branches and leaves clashing with one another. The sound of animals of all types began to sound like terror.
Ducking underneath hanging branches and avoiding vines in his path, he wondered if the direction that the woman was taking him was the right one. The mystery would soon end as he caught a rare glimpse of the father of the ancient dinosaur family. He wasn't sure at first, however due to its old age like appearance and added more wrinkles than the rest of them. His massive height was also towering those who were already massive in size. Before Taiko could react in time, the presence of more unknown danger took priority instead! A slithering of a snake was quick to come from behind Taiko and wrapping its tail all around his entire body, with the head of the snake hissing at Taiko's right ear. This giant and massive snake took him by surprise and was ready for its next meal. Taiko loosing sight of his partner as he had much more dangerous things to worry about. The snake attempting to chop down on its meal's neck, however, Taiko was able to telekinesis a large rock into the snake's mouth. This would cause the giant snake to choke for a brief moment and untangle itself from Taiko as it tried to spit out the large rock that was blocking it's mouth. The snake manage to hurl the large rock to the ground and upon trying to act its' revenge on Taiko, Taiko sending both small, medium, and large pieces of rock straight to the snake, causing the snake's body to get severely pierced from the pieces of rocks.
The snake now laid dead and just when he thought trouble was far gone from his way, several giant dinosaurs in a large pack came swooping down from the sky and using their clawed scaly feet, clamping down onto Taiko's limbs and joints. The pressure was too much for Taiko to even handle as he couldn't see nothing in order to perform his telekinesis. Sure he could control one of their bodies at a time, but the giant swarm was too much for him to handle. Before he flew away into unknown territory, he shouted out to his partner.
"CINNA! FOLLOW THIS BASTARDS TO THEIR LOCATION BUT TRY USING STEALTH!"
Taiko was soon taken to their HQ and now sitting in a giant nest with the large dinosaur birds pecking at him. He wondered if this is how his life would end. However just when he thought it was going to be the end of him, a whistle commanded these giant bird like dinosaurs to stop their pecking. Emerging from behind these birds would be a massive giant creature that looked human with one giant eye and a similar mouth structure like Taiko, having an underbite. The giant grabbed Taiko by the body with only his head poking out of it. He tried squeezing and yelling to break free but it wasn't enough to do so. The giant laughed as it stood 20ft in height and 3 tons in weight. The giant looked at him and left a smirk on his face.
"Your looking for the rare egg right? the ancient dinosaurs right? We are the guardians who protect them.. They are close to extinction being the last three in the family and we can't afford outsiders like you to stop that legacy. That's why I have been watching you and that girl...It's very unfortunate that I have to exterminate you lot... we giants are not all savages.."
Taiko soon found himself, tied up with metal wrapped around his ankles, knees, wrist, elbows, body, and neck area. He was tied right above a cooking cauldron and the giant couldn't wait to eat him. Just when Taiko couldn't think that the worse could happen, another giant walking by and this time he had three eyes instead of one like his friend. They both laughed at Taiko's demise and all Taiko could think about was Cinna and hoping she would come to his rescue....
Demonic Will (x2P); Makyo Star Power (x4P)
Post by Cinna on Jun 25, 2018 14:45:45 GMT -6
Having taken charge of the expedition now Cinna carved a path deeper into the woodlands heart, at least she hoped so. Under the thick canopy and tangling vines that kept blocking her path it was hard to keep any sense of direction. Moving was difficult enough without having to stop every few moments to clear a path with twisting roots latching at her feet. Then there was the lack of any real light. The high trees with their broad leaves soaked up most of the sun light. What little streaks of light were left hardly retained any real strength by the time they touched her pale cheek.
"If it didn't destroy everything in my path it would be so much easier to just blow these trees up."
Cinna thought bitterly snapping another vine that ceased her stride.
"And if it wasn't for the fact that we'd probably miss these creatures if we flew above the trees I'd totally do it."
Recovering her balance after tripping over an exposed root Cinna cursed softly.
Continuing to talk to herself Cinna kept plowing through the ever-thickening woods that enveloped them. The ever-slowing movement was a sign that they were reaching the deeps parts of the forest, but it also meant the going was getting much more difficult. When Taiko had found Cinna napping on the forest floor her clothes were already in bad shape. Now with the snagging of stray branches she was finding her outfit was becoming more skin than cloth and there wasn't much cloth to being with.
Caught up in her own thoughts Cinna paid little attention to was going on just a dozen or so feet behind her as Taiko wrestled with a snake that could eat a school bus for a snack. Hearing the extra sounds of Taiko as he struggled in the creatures grasp she didn't think much on it. Given his size it wasn't as though walking through this underbrush was as easy as it was for Cinna's petite figure. Those horns of his weren't doing Taiko any favors either.
"Try being a little bit more quiet back there. Walking around like that every creature nearby will hear you."
Cinna whisper from over her shoulder without taking her eyes off the path ahead of her.
Given what Cinna had seen of Taiko's powers not that long ago the thought never crossed her mind that he might be in danger until a monstrous creature flew through the canopy and carried his yelling form into the sky.
Drooping her shoulders Cinna sighed in disbelief at what had happened to the strange alien.
"You can take on a rampaging, twenty-foot, razor clawed raptor but not a featherless bird?"
Leaning against the rough bark of a nearby tree Cinna rubbed her chin in thought.
"He did tell me to follow him using 'stealth' but I'm pretty sure I can take on a bunch of flying chicken easily. They aren't the smartest creatures after all."
Having taken a small sip from her canteen Cinna wiped her mouth with the back of hand.
"Then again... I don't know much about this place. I mean other than it's filled with dinosaurs. A forest like this, who knows what else could lay within its depths."
With that thought Cinna felt a cold trickle roll down her spine feeling like all manner of creatures were now stalking her from the shadows.
Lifting herself from the forest floor Cinna broke through the packed canopy and into the fresh light of the summer day. The cool breeze that blew through her clothes and across her face was a welcome surprise after being in the muggy, stale air of the forest below. Now free from the green prison Cinna glanced around the open skies and could make out the distant forms of the bird like creatures. Though they had cleared a great deal of distance since they kidnap- mannap- alien-napped him it wouldn't take her long to get caught up.
"Hmm I wonder if they are planning to feed him to their young? Such beautiful creatures. I should read about them when I get home."
Making a mental note for future research Cinna began the flight to where ever the creatures were heading. As Taiko had mentioned using stealth probably wasn't the worst idea at the moment. Keeping her speed at a moderate pace Cinna continued her flight as she slipped in and out of the highest trees.
Cinna arrived at the birds nesting area not long Taiko had, the only difference was that she wasn't chained to a metal pole as if this was a witch burning. Ironic for the fact that if she was the one tied up it really would have been a witch burning. Rather than jump right out and help Taiko from where he was chained Cinna took a chance to glance around the area. Whatever spot they now found themselves seemed to be a camping ground of some sort and a massive one to boot. Crude furniture made of stone lay, a wooden table whose legs where larger than Cinna herself and a pit black cauldron that could have fit an elephant. Then of course there were the ACTUAL giants who towered over Taiko.
"Wow! This is so cool!"
Cinna whispered with glee behind a clasped hand. While they did have giant people in the demon realm they weren't like the ones she saw now. The two who looked hungrily at Taiko seemed a tad less... refined than the giants she was used to seeing and less demonic of course. No, if she had to guess these were a type of mountain giant that lived on rocky outcroppings, or deep within a mountain range. Given where she currently stood Cinna guessed it was the former.
Unable to contain her excitement any longer Cinna hopped out from behind the boulder she had been using as a hiding spot.
Cinna called out as she made her way over to the two, three-eyed giants. Coming to a stop a short distance away from the three figures Cinna waved up at the giants.
"This is so cool! I've always wanted to meet a real life giant! Pardon for asking but are you High Mountain Giants or Sub-mountain Giants?"
Her words fell from her mouth quickly as the excitement flowed from her body like a waterfall.
"Oh. Hi Taiko! I like your new friends."
Cinna giggled with a soft blush to her cheeks. Whenever her hyper intelligent side came out she often became rather energetic and over looked things easily.
Post by Taiko on Jun 25, 2018 18:32:16 GMT -6
Taiko looked to the three giants with a bit of a smirk added to his face as he tried to use his mind manipulation tactic in order to trick these giants. He cleared his throat and noticed one out of the three giants gathering the ingredients to add to the cauldron.
"I'm just curious giants, do you have any idea what species I am exactly?"
The big, rather muscular giant who sported a brown heavy set beard and two eyes looked at Taiko with a bit of a puzzled facial expression. His large hand was brought to his chin as he closely removed the man's bandages from his face. The red horns started to show, then his blue damaged face was also revealing itself to them.
"You are a blue human right?"
"No my friend, I am a Gorge species and we are known to carry lots of internal poisons that would kill someone straight if we aren't cook the right way."
"You are a... Garge....Garage... Gorage... um..."
"NEVERMIND ALL THAT. I HAVE A DANGEROUS TOXIN IN MY BODY THAT CAN KILL YOU IF YOU EAT ME!"
"Hey Robert, why is this ugly man screaming at me?"
Robert, the one eyed man who had originally captured Taiko and brought him to their campsite looked to Taiko. Taiko looked at him back and was also thinking that this one must be stupider than the other one.
"He is saying he is from the Gorge species, and that his species has poison in them which makes them dangerous to eat."
"Oh, that's no good right brother?"
"If what he says is true. then we can't eat him... then we have no choice but to kill him then.. he must not leave this campsite alive..."
The two giants looking to Taiko while they licked their lips and cracked their knuckles. The giants aside from eating a lot, they love to kill things as well and they couldn't wait to get their hands on Taiko. Before they could do such action, Cinna had showed up unannounced and started speaking to them on whether or not they were a type of mountain giant. Taiko's forehead vein started to expand on his head.
"WHAT!!?!!? INSTEAD OF SAVING ME THIS WOMAN IS SIDING WITH THESE GIANTS TO SEE WHAT TYPE OF GIANTS THEY ARE! WHAT KIND OF PARTNER AM I WORKING WITH HERE!!!"
Taiko thought all of this in his mind and then took notice of the situation. The three giants were now looking to the woman and was drawn to her charming good looks. Taiko knew that this was the only way, his only chance of getting the hell out of here while she distracted them! One of the three giants, the one with the one big eye ball looked to the lady and responded.
"YOU ARE SO PRETTY! ROBERT CAN WE KEEP HER AS A SLAVE! PLEASE! AND WE ARE JUST REGULAR MOUNTAIN GIANTS! WOUDL YOU LIKE TO JOIN US FOR SUPPER, WE ARE HAVING THIS BLUE CREATURE FOR-"
He looked to the metal contraption that Taiko was in, along with his two brothers. HE WAS GONE! The three giants all looking around to see where Taiko and went, and standing on a high branch tree with his arms folded across his chest, he looked to the three before becoming angry.
"We came here searching for an egg and i'm pretty sure one of you will tell me the location of this egg..."
Taiko didn't give them the opportunity to strike, his purple aura surrounded his entire body! Then blue electricity rained down onto his body in a violent rage and almost commanding at that! Then with one hand raised to the sky, Taiko sending a barrage of giant trees towards these three giants. The large barrage was not only strong enough to severely injury these three, but it was also strong enough to pin their bodies against the trees itself. The massive gust of wind with the speed of the trees impacting the three of them in a cold sweep! Flying straight to an open field and now pinned against their will, they all were heavily injured in their current predicament. He walked over to the three of them as he tied up his bandages to cover his face once again and looking over his shoulder at Cinna.
"Are you coming? I'm about to find out where the egg is from these three morons."
The three giants looked to Taiko in severe pain and coughing up blood in the process. The more intelligent one out of the three spoke to Taiko in a means to spare their lives from impending doom.
"Hey listen now... we are hungry creatures that need food to survive just like you guys... If you really want the egg I can tell you it's exact location.. I just wouldn't recommend anyone to go over there... Its in a dangerous location and the section was cut off from us for a reason.. its known as blood mist forrest.. its apart of this forrest, but a strange red mist covers it in order to protect those who are inside and to keep outsiders at bay... this rare egg you seek is about to hatch in an hour or so... a powerful wizard uses his red mist in order to protect that section of the forrest, and the parents of the dinosaurs are even stronger than the wizard... If you really want to go... then I will tell you the way.."
Taiko looking to the smart one out of the three and with his patients running thin, the giant knew to speak quicker.
"Oh yes sorry.. it's two clicks North from here and three clicks East.. you can't miss it.. the entire trees in that section is red leaves and bright orange bark trees..."
Taiko walking away from the three giants and putting his hands back in his pocket as he looked to Cinna.
"Well lead the way "Captain", We have an egg to find.."
Demonic Will (x2P); Makyo Star Power (x4P)
Post by Cinna on Jun 26, 2018 17:39:24 GMT -6
At the mention of being a slave Cinna's brow sunk into a dangerous scowl towards the massive humanoid. Already she had escaped servitude to one master she wasn't about to allow herself to fall into the hands of another. Even worse was the fact that the giant was even uglier than the demon who she was supposed to wed.
"Listen here bub."
Cinna extended her arm out, so her index finger was pointing directly at the less intelligent of the three giants.
"I more than willing to have a meal with you but try to make me into a slave and I'll-"
But before Cinna had the chance to complete her threat Taiko had managed to slip from his bindings. Raining a hell storm of splintery timbers Taiko assaulted the three beings in a dangerous volley. Standing off to one side Cinna watched the display with her arms crossed one over the other.
"Oh, you can throw a whole forest at a pack of giants, but you can't take on a bunch of flying chickens. I'm fine. I'll just look around here a bit."
Cinna noted in a pouting tone at Taiko’s question.
With little else to do while Taiko did his handiwork Cinna busied herself by browsing the little camp the giants had set up
"It's not like he really needs me anyway."
Cinna though to herself as she dug through a massively constructed wooden crate that seemed to hold various tools used by the giants. Aside from the odd tool she'd never seen before everything she came across were just giant versions of the things she used. Scissors, a ladle, a knife, a few cups, a hair brush and some other items. A little under whelmed Cinna sighed to herself. She thought this little journey was going to be a bit more... not exciting but mentally stimulating. Just as she was about to hop down from the chests ledge Cinna spotted a small (respectively) book that had been nestled in the depths of the box. Swinging herself over the boxes edge she took a hold of the book and pried from its hiding spot.
Hoping down from the chests edge Cinna placed her back against the container and then slid down till she was resting on the stony ground.
"Now let's see what we have here."
Greedily Cinna's face lit up as she opened the book to the first page and began to absorb its contents.
Even with her eyes glued to the book Cinna could make out the scene that play nearby. From the sounds alone, it was clear that Taiko wasn't having much of an issue dealing with the three giants. Having already bested the creatures his threatening tone was just icing on the cake at this point. Really, he could have asked them to dance and if their legs still worked and they would have done it. The only difference was that information gained through physical means of torture should never be trusted.
About a quarter of the way into the book Taiko had finished his interrogation and was now directing his attention towards Cinna who was still nose deep into the tome.
"Hmm.... I guess. But if we go the way 'he'-"
Cinna paused to point at the smartest of the giants her eyes still locked on the tome.
"-told you then we are going to end up in some place called, and forgive my translation, 'Endless void of torment', or maybe it's 'Void of endless torment'."
Squinting her eyes at the book Cinna focused all her attention on the strange language that had been printed in the book. It was moments like this she was glad she spent so much of her childhood reading. The written language used by these giants was a rather old one, if Cinna had to guess it was a direct connection to one of the oldest languages on the planet. While she might not have understood every single word or character she could piece enough together to get the idea of what the writer was saying.
"Some kind of mystical field that traps a person inside for ever. Either way it doesn't sound much like a picnic."
Finally breaking her gaze from the tome, she glanced up at Taiko.
"So yeah. He lied to you, but what would you expect? I mean if someone broke into your home trying to steal your valuables, beat you up and then threatened you with further violence you wouldn't lie to them?"
Cinna questioned Taiko with the hypothetical scenario.
With a sigh Cinna came to stand brushing dust from her clothes as she did so.
"If you really want to find that egg we need to go another direction... but first."
Cinna sighed as she closed the tomb shut.
"We need to have a little talk, and the more time you waste trying to talk me out of it the sooner that egg will hatch."
Cinna noted in a matter of fact tone as she clasped her nimble fingers around the book.
"I know you really want that egg, I get it. But all this violence is getting out of hand. You didn't have to hurt them. Just look at them."
Cinna pointed in the direction of the giants as the writhed in their own pain.
"You threw them around as if they were cows and you were a tornado. That being said, I feel like the smartest of the three 'Robert' is the only one here besides myself who knows where this Blood Mist Forest is. So, four things."
Cinna paused to take a much-needed breath.
"First, he's not going to tell you where the egg is. Secondly, even if you beat the tar out of him you won't have time to find it. Third, if you don't promise me, you won't harm the egg’s parents I won't tell you where the forest is. And lastly unless you studied demon script, human script and old earth script you can't understand this book which contains all types of information about the creatures, and the wizard."
Cinna noted with a surprisingly commanding tone as she listed each of her points of interest with a raised finger.
"I know you have a certain way of doing things, I get that, but if these creatures are as old and rare as I believe killing or even wounding them could wipe out their species all together. I just can't let that happen."
Allowing a winded exhale, she'd been holding in Cinna glanced into Taiko's eyes.
"So, give me your word, a solemn promise that you will not harm those dinosaurs, oh and don't kill the giants. As for the wizard well, this place is only big enough for one of us." Cinna's eyes glared off into the distance.
"I really hope he agrees. If he's half as strong as I think he is then this might not end well for me." Cinna thought feeling her body tense up with nervousness.
Holding out her hand towards Taiko she waited to see if he would agree to her terms. If, so she would take flight and lead him in the correct direction of this Blood Mist Forest. If not, then things weren't going to end well for anyone here.
Post by Taiko on Jun 27, 2018 12:29:18 GMT -6
Taiko stood there as he heard her mentioning that he would need to promise her no one destruction when it came to these creatures and their rarity of becoming extinct. Taiko looking to Cinna and immediately having flashbacks of him and his father.
The ten year old Taiko playing with a creature that resembles a dog in appearance and joyfully enjoying its presence as the two of them chase each other around. His father looking at the both of them from the porch and calling out to Taiko.
"Taiko, dinner is ready. come inside."
Taiko rushing over to his father and hugging him, as his pet "dog" ran inside the house and wanting food as well.
"Can you believe it father that at one point, these creatures were going to be extinct?"
"And who told you this?"
"My friend from school mentioned them and that only 100 of them live on this planet... and that we were lucky to have one in our household because you are the leader of our village.."
"My son, there was a situation where these creatures carried an illness that threaten our species ten years ago... This illness were killing our people by the hundreds... So we decided to try and exterminate these creatures in order to protect our own... It got down to a strong handful of our twenty left on the planet. But our research team was able to find a vaccine in time and thus... we were able to cure our sick and save these creatures from extinction.."
"That's really amazing father!"
"These creatures give us happiness in times of depression. They have purpose in our lives and that's why we should try to find solutions rather than exterminating a race.. after all Taiko, at one point in time our race was on the verge of extinction but because of Gorgon.. we are still here today... My son, if you ever come across such cases like this one. Never forget where you come from..."
The flashback ended and continuing to look at Cinna in an almost blank state. He remembered what his father had told him.
"I give you my word I won't harm them.. but the egg is mine and that's final..."
The truth was, Taiko wanted to keep the egg and raise the beast inside it in order to save its race and further expand it. He knew poachers would one day come of strong caliber and get rid of them. Taiko wasn't a monster, he was a man who cared about perceiving life but at the same time he will defend himself from enemy threats. Taiko looked to the three giants afterwards as they ached in pain. Looking to the smart one, he casually placed both hands in his pocket.
"Lying to us huh... I guess you guys are truly the guardians of this forrest and wanting to protect them.. You three are lucky..."
Though nothing was said afterwards, the three giants saw it as, if the woman wasn't here they wouldn't be here anymore. Taiko then looked to his partner and walked over to her side.
"I just want to make this clear for you. Your looks can only get you far in life. Not every man will have a changed heart because of a beautiful woman. I only changed because of what my father thought me. I just wanted to tell you this because you have that power to change men from dogs to loyal puppies. but I don't admire women based on looks. You remind me of my brother. You're so smart that any man would be lucky to have you."
Taiko shrugging off his comment as he exhaled out a yawn afterwards.
"But never mind my gibbering, we have work to do madam.. after all, I do need you. Your brain is what will lead us to the dinosaurs if you know their true location. I just hope my strength can take us there... now lets go..."
Taiko chuckled to himself.
Taiko considered her his sister, and hoping that the both of them would become rivals together and perhaps do more missions like this in the future. Taiko was indeed interested in her intelligence, something he never had the focus on...
Demonic Will (x2P); Makyo Star Power (x4P)
Post by Cinna on Jun 27, 2018 20:02:16 GMT -6
As Taiko agreed to Cinna's terms she allowed the breath she'd been holding go. Her mind had been racing as to what to do it Taiko had his own plans. Clearly, she was no match for him physically. A fight between them would probably end with her much like the giants were currently. Really the only leverage she had was the tome. While it wasn't likely that Taiko would have been able to read it, Cinna wouldn't have let it fall into his hands. In the end her only option would have been to burn the book; a terrible loss for both Taiko and Cinna.
"That's fine with me."
Cinna noted with a lackluster tone at Taiko’s one condition. Having set out a few days ago in search of great wealth the trip hadn't exactly planned out as she expected. At the time Cinna thought she mind find some old pottery, or maybe even a trinket or two left over by a long-forgotten people. It might not have gotten her much on any market, but it would have been enough to pay off some of the projects she had in mind. If she had to give up whatever sum of wealth that would have come from the egg she would gladly do it as long as no one else got hurt. Well no one but the mad wizard that lived deep in the wooded lands.
"At this point I'm just tagging along for damage control."
Gloomily Cinna glanced at where the form of the giants wiggled and rolled about on the stony ground.
"If things really head south it's not like there's much I could possibly do to stop Taiko. It's clear that he’s leagues stronger than I am. Worse comes to worse... well I actually can't think of anything. So, let's hope it doesn't come to that."
Nodding to herself in approval Cinna turned towards Taiko.
As Taiko began to speak once again Cinna felt her eye brows rise at what he saying to her. Having spent most of her life being put down she never thought of herself as a beautiful person. Now hearing it from an almost complete stranger she felt rather... well awkward, and a tad insulted. She might not have much in her life, but she worked hard to get all she had. People had never given her a hand out. Having escaped from an awful life Cinna never knew what it was like to sit back and let others do things for her.
Her tone was clearly questionable even at the Taiko's remark that she was smart. With a strange mix of emotion Cinna cleared her throat before leaving this awkward portion of the conversation behind.
"Sister? What the fu- you know what, don't think about it. I'm sure it's endearing for his people... he called me beautiful then his sister... those two lines of thought seem to contradict one another."
With a shiver running down her spine Cinna cleared her mind to the task at hand.
"...alright. Well let's get to it then. From the looks of it-"
Pausing Cinna squinted her eyes to get a quick glimpse of the sun's position.
"We don't have much time before that wizard is going to do whatever it is he is planning. I'd rather get there before that."
Only having a few moments to glance at the tome she carried Cinna hadn't read enough to understand what the wizard had planned. Knowing just how crazed isolated magicians could get she didn't wish to waste any more time than they already had.
Lifting off from the ground Cinna would turn her position to north by north west where the rugged plateaus of rock slowly were slowly devoured by the forest.
"It's about eight miles, or 'clicks'-"
Cinna air quoted with her fingers at the mention of clicks.
"-in that direction. According to the tome once we near the area a 'shower of setting sun' will appear. Just taking a guess but I'm assuming shower refers to mist and a setting sun, well that is a reddish hue; so, Blood Mist."
Recalling what was in the book she explained it to Taiko the best she could.
"Basically, we will head that direction till the sky turns red." Without another word Cinna's body would envelope in a purple aura as she sped off into the sky to seek out the egg.
"Sister? Really? Ugh." Cinna shook her head in disbelief.
Post by Taiko on Jun 27, 2018 21:12:40 GMT -6
He stood there with both his hands in his pockets as he listened to her speak.
"Your right.. we don't have much time and we have to get to it before the wizard is a step ahead of us.."
Taiko followed her lead and being right behind her he kinda blushed at her appearance, almost like he was interested in her. He cleared his throat with a fake cough and flew right beside her instead.
"So eight clicks away huh.. seems pretty far if you ask me."
Taiko trying to make small talk as he shifted his right eye away from her. Then coming up with casual conversation that he thought would be appropriate.
"So um... I haven't met any intellectual humans.. so i'm assuming that you are a type of demon, what planet are you from?"
He looked her way once again as he kept both his arms in his pockets.
"So sister... if you don't mind me asking... what's your father like? Mine was a leader of a village..."
He rubbed the back of his neck, for he wasn't use to traveling with others and making conversation or what he calls it, small talk. He cleared his throat from nervousness.
Taiko decided to focus on the objective at hand and soon and behold, he noticed the red sky. This red sky however soon faded and a red mist was now covering Taiko's entire body as he continued flight. He started to heavily cough almost violently and sweating almost immediately fast. Taking his landing on the ground in the middle of blood mist forrest, he wondered what the hell was going on. He closed his right eye as the mist was now burning his eyes and then all of a sudden, almost like waking up from a dream. He opened both his eyes, not having any bandages at all covering his body and also wearing his traditional robes that he had worn on his planet. He was now standing in an open meadow with flowers and the sky was a teal color. He looked around and knew where he was, he was on his home planet!
He walked to a large lake before him and stared down at his own reflection. His left eye was restored, his chipped left tooth, left horn, and burn marks on his left side were completely restored back to normal. Tears had fallen from his eyes, this is what Taiko has wanted his whole life. To be normal again! He then felt the left side of his face, not feeling any pain on his cheek. He smiled in happiness and enjoying his appearance for the first time!
Taiko chuckled for joy, and standing right beside him was his father! Taiko was shocked and spoke to his father.
"Father how is this possible! I thought you were dead!"
"Gorgon decided to revive me. Now my son, I have decided to give you the title of leading the village rather than your brother Nile. You have made me proud son."
Taiko began tearing even more.
"Do you really mean it father! ME? The leader of the village! So you decided to change your mind!"
"Yes my son, Taiko, you are the only one who is fit for the title."
While the two chuckled with joy and hugged one another, in reality, Taiko was consumed by the mist's spell of illusion. This illusion was so powerful that those who enter the mist for a few seconds are locked in its trance and the only way out was for the user to know that it was fake. Taiko was in reality, on the ground and unconscious. Coming from the blood mist forrest itself, was a giant anaconda snake! ready to consume Taiko as its saliva dropped on his face and the snake's next meal was within it's grasp!
Demonic Will (x2P); Makyo Star Power (x4P)
Post by Cinna on Jun 30, 2018 19:31:14 GMT -6
"Eight clicks isn't really that far considering just how large the forest is."
Cinna commented as she tried to keep stray pieces of her own hair from falling into her mouth. Generally, when she flew her hair was tided back into a bun or something of the sort. Sadly, on the second day of her journey into the woodlands she had lost it. Now she was faced with having to keep one hand protecting her face while she flew.
"Yea... yeah, I'm a demon. I'm from the demon realm. Like every other demon."
Her tone was quizzical, and her sentences were short. While she hadn't known Taiko for much longer than a few hours he hadn't seemed like a very questioning person. Now, out of the blue he seemed to be very interested in her personal life leaving her to feel a tad strange. Small talk was one thing, it helped to pass the time but faced with looming dangers Cinna didn't think it was the best time for getting to know one another. Then came the big question that Cinna certainly hadn't been expecting.
Caught in a wave of shock Cinna barely managed to catch herself before plummeting to the forests floor.
"What the hell?"
Eyes filled with confusion Cinna shook herself back to reality.
"Let's... just keep flying... in silence."
With that Cinna would increase her speed so that she didn't have to listen to any more questions that Taiko might have.
"He is just the WORST at small talk."
A few more minutes would pass the two as they flew in silence; the way Cinna liked. As they made their approach to their final destination Cinna began to sense an odd aura in the atmosphere. The feeling was similar to having someone standing behind them, but when Cinna glanced over her shoulder the only form she could make out was that of Taiko who was keeping on her trail. Turning her gaze back to what lay ahead it was then that she saw it. The sky which had once been a beautiful deep blue was now a sickly blood-stained red. Coming to a gusting halt Cinna watched in shock as a covering mist swept through the air and within seconds had completely consumed them. There had be no chance to escape the flowing mist let alone warn Taiko before it was upon them. Eyes watering and throat burning from the foul red mist that flooded into her lungs Cinan felt the world fading from her vision.
Screaming herself awake Cinna threw the blankets from her body and jumped onto the cool stone of her room. Gasping heavily Cinna supported herself against the beds railing as she tried to compose herself. Wiping away thick lines of cold sweat that clung to her forehead she took a few moments to even her breathing.
"Man... that was just the worst. Probably one of the strangest dreams I've ever... wait...."
Her thought ending mid-stream as Cinna felt a cold chill run down her spine.
"... this... is this my room- my old room. How?"
With a sense of panic coursing through her veins Cinna snapped on the nearest lamp and rushed over to her vanity mirror. Slamming her hands firmly on its surface she studied the face that looked back into her own eyes. It was her alright... her from about ten years ago. She was so young and petite. Time hadn't caused her to grow into the beautiful woman she was in the dream... if that was a dream.
"Was that a dream... or is this a dream?"
Running a finger across the mirrors surface Cinna studied her reflection critically.
"I remember... so much about that dream... details that I shouldn't be able to remember. Memory is fickle like that. But this also feels real."
Limply her hand dropped as it came to rest upon the table once again.
A sudden knock at the door caused Cinna to jump in fright. Having her concentration broken Cinna felt what worries she'd been concerned with a few moments ago slipping from her mind. Memory was fickle like that.
She replied in a frightened tone. With how late it was she had probably woken someone with all her screaming... wait... what had made her scream in the first place?
"I thought I heard someone yelling."
The all too familiar voice of her father called out as the door open to reveal himself. At hearing his voice Ciann felt all the better. Her father had always been a loving, caring person. Whenever she was frightened his presence alone was more than enough to keep her calm.
"Sorry daddy. I... I think I had a bad dream. I-I can't remember."
Blushing from embarrassment at her own actions she shyly laughed at her own foolish.
"Ah, that’s alright. I'm just glad you're alright."
Laughing along he stepped into the room and approached Cinna.
"Nothing a hug and a good night kiss can't fix, right?"
His deep voice asked leaving Cinna to laugh in response.
Stepping into his out stretched arms the two of them embraced as Cinna felt a fluttering in her heart. Her father had always made her so happy. This was all she ever wanted... wasn't it? Even with her arms wrapped lovingly around him there was something deep in the pits of soul that wished to vomit. It didn't make any sense. It wasn't as though she was sick, yet the feeling was a cancer that was beginning to flow freely through her body.
"S-somethings... somethings wrong daddy."
Cinna whispered through thick tears that ran down her cheeks and into her father’s chest.
"I know. Nothing latest forever."
His words were soft, but the tone was no longer that of her fathers. Eyes wide Cinna didn't dare to look up into the face of the being who she'd come to know as a monster.
"Why...why... why. Why! why!?"
In a flurry of light, the figure that embraced her exploded into to a shower of embers that danced in the air. With her palm still smoking from the single burst of energy she impaled the monster with Cinna fell to the floor weeping.
"It's not fair! Why? Why couldn't... was I not good enough? Damn you!"
With her neck craned back she screamed into the open air at some unseen force.
"What do you want from me! Just end it! Stop my suffering! Please...."
Throat burning Cinna's words trailed off into a whisper as she collapsed onto her side.
Awakening again Cinna pushed herself up on her hands and keens before the torrent of bile came from her mouth. Head hung over she held her position as continued to dry heave through bouts of deep sobbing.
"It's not fair." She repeated the phrase for a few minutes; still in the shock of being pulled through two very different realities.
Once the initial shakes that racked her body had fully worn off Cinna could feel herself returning to more or less, normal. After an experience like that Cinna wasn't sure her mind would ever be like it once was. The two conflicting sides of her mind had been pitted against one another and it had been just to much for her to handle. While she would never admit it to another soul there was a part of her that longed for her father to love her. To treat her like his daughter and not something to be used and then thrown away like trash.
Wiping away the fresh streaks of tears from her face Cinna sniffled a few times before coming to stand. With an evil wizard out there she didn't have the time to sit around and weep hopelessly. That would come later when she could drink her woes into oblivion.
"Whatever that mist was it must play on a person's mind. Honing on a person's greatest wants and then trapping them there. It seems like my anger was enough to free me from the spell." Dusting herself off from the impact Cinna glanced around the area till she could make out the still form of Taiko as he laid some distance away from where she had landed. Taking brisk strides Cinna would began to see that thin tendrils of smoke were coming from his still form. Seeing this Cinna felt her heart skip a beat.
"If... whatever I did in that illusion happened in real life... ah, shit. Sorry. Sorry. Sorry."
Quickening her pace Cinna would rush over to help Taiko up after having blasted him fifty feet through the woods. Though her attack might have packed a punch she didn't think Taiko would have much issues walking it off.
Post by Taiko on Jul 1, 2018 9:34:10 GMT -6
After both he and his father hugged it out and Taiko kept looking at his appearance of being normal. He let out a smile and then looked down at his reflection in the lake. Taiko's eyes then grew narrow and fixed as what he was seeing couldn't be the reality that he was currently faced with. No matter how real this world may seem, the pain on his left side was an endless pain that would never go away without proper corrections being done. He was such a fool to think that he was brought back to normal. The reflection from the lake that he saw was a false reality and what his father had spoken about soon became clear to Taiko. Those false words weren't told to him in the real world, yet Taiko was a fool to believe such a dream had really come true. He had pushed away his father and walked away from him and looking at the endless abundant of life before him. The truth was, he had no idea on how to escape this false premise. His father looked his way and started to question the man. "Taiko what's wrong? I thought we were bonding?"
Taiko casually looked over his shoulder with a sickening stare."This would of worked against Nile, not me"
Taiko realizing that the mist had brought him here and just before he could find an exit, the entire world that he saw around him started to blow up violently in a massive explosion before his very eyes! In reality, this was Cinna's doing.
The blast that she had fired, impacted the snake's body entirely as it tried to wrapped its own body against Taiko's in order to properly eat his meal, however the blast destroying the snake entirely and protecting Taiko was the threat that was going to impact him instead. The ground surrounding him was formed into a medium size crater with a giant snake laying beside his body. Taiko letting out a large cough from his mouth as he opened his eyes and staring at the red mist still in the air. Taiko seeing clearly and being aided to his feet by Cinna. "I was caught in a false world Cinna... this mist cast illusions and I know how to get rid of such things... Cinna, I want you to find the wizard and take him down, not killing him like we agreed... He has to be close by if the mist is this powerful..."
Taiko walking ahead as he closes both his eyes and starts to charge up his ultimate transformation. Blue electricity mixed in for a brief moment and then, purple veins from his body start to go through and show on his face now. The center of his forehead starts to morph a third eye at the center. The eye opening up horizontally and the eye socket itself is red and the pupil itself is moving on it's own accord and not by Taiko's doing. The truth is, Gorgon's power isn't Taiko's and thats what is dangerous about it. The third eye being the gift given to Taiko just before his departure and Gorgon, forever living within Taiko as a spirit...
The intense energy that Taiko is conjuring up is indeed intense! The entire ground starts to shake as his own body stands somewhat like a zombie and statue like stance. The pebbles and other sizes of rocks start to blow up to the sky all around him and finally... his telekinesis starts to control the trees nearby and a massive gust of wind created from the so many trees being used in effect because of this, the red mist not having a chance to stop this kind of power coming before it. The entire red mist being canceled as the sky turns to its normal blue. The trees impacting the entire area and causing havoc and destruction in the process. This was Taiko's true power, something that he had laid dormant for a reason...
All that was left in the entire arena was trees piled against one another and the wizard himself sitting on his buttocks and terrified at the current situation at hand. He looked at Taiko in a bit of a fear and frozen like stance to where he was even scared to move from his current position. Taiko's body still standing like it was before and the third eye looking at the wizard and Taiko's mouth moving, almost like he is being controlled. "Foolish peasant..."
Demonic Will (x2P); Makyo Star Power (x4P)
Post by Cinna on Jul 1, 2018 16:42:08 GMT -6
"Yeah. I guessed as much." Having experienced the torment brought on the mist Cinna figured out quickly that the world she had been in was nothing but an illusion; a damn powerful one as well. The illusion she had been cast into felt so real. Whoever this wizard was he surely knew his stuff. Whenever they faced him she would have to be on her guard. Already she had attacked Taiko once in an illusion. If the wizard could manage that again they could end up fighting against one another and not even knowing it.
"Same thing happened to me... it was horrible." Casting her gaze onto the ground she dared not glimpse at another living soul as if the shame and despair she felt was plastered on her face.
"Yeah." The short response was followed by a moment of silence leaving Cinna to gather herself once more. Even though the illusion was no longer present the emotions it brought were far from faded.
"I'll get him." With a deep breath Cinna came to stand at her perk; being short didn't really help but she was going to give it her all. She was actually surprised that Taiko didn't wish for the wizard to die. Had it been up to Cinna she would have taken him down without a second thought on the matter. Wizards like the once they were about to face weren't the kind you'd want in your neighborhood. There was a reason that powerful wielders of magic went into seclusion and it was never good.
The next few moments happened in a twisting blur of energy. Taiko, tapping into his inner strength blew the nearby forest into a whirlwind of chaos. Once the splintering timbers and greenery had settled the forest looked to be ground zero of a bomb. Trees having been uprooted by Taiko's immense aura were now scattered across the forest as if they were a child's toy. Then, there was Taiko whose form had grown in both size and ferocity. Every part of him seemed to bulge out painfully so to the point his body threatened to explode from the shear amount of power it held.
"Damn. With that kind of power, he could have leveled the whole forest in a blink of an eye." Nervously Cinna subconsciously found herself taking a few steps away from the newly transformed Taiko. Thinking back, she was now very glad Taiko was on her side. While Cinna didn't consider herself to be a weak being she was clearly not within Taiko's league when it came down to pure strength.
Tearing her eyes away from Taiko's new monstrous form her eyes feel onto the shivering form of the wizard who was flat on his bottom some distance away.
"Huh, that was easy." Cinna noted as she absorbed details about the little man. Honestly, given what she had learned of the wizard she had envision him to be much more fearsome. Aside from the torn clothes, and the long wiry bread he looked rather average. Having her expectations dropping slightly Cinna sighed deeply.
"Alright Taiko. I can handle this guy. I hope...." Her words trailed off as her eyes never left from the wizard’s fearful form. Unlike Taiko it was clear that the wizard hadn't even noticed Cinna's lithe form. In her current state she was about as intimating as a pack of puppies. Now if somehow cuteness could kill then she was set; until then she was going to have to settle for her fists.
"I guess you should go look for the mother and... and her partner." Cinna changed what she had planned to say at the last second but the urge to vomit again was fresh on her lips.