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Strife of the Reborn (RP Thread)

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“While this is true, you can’t take it upon yourself to kill someone unless someone or something is in danger otherwise. It says a lot about what else you’d be willing to do against other people’s wishes.”
"yes, that's true, what would you do if someone doesn't understand words or the prison?"

"I am not hurting you or others, I am simply helping humans in my own way while mine Race heal.""
 
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"yes, that's true, what would you do if someone doesn't understand words or the prison?"

"I am not hurting you or others, I am simply helping humans in my own way while mine Race heal.""
“They’re not supposed to understand prison necessarily, thats way they have ways to prevent escape. You very much are hurting others.”
 
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@Oliver_de_jesus

[No, the dome was dropped when the entire town was emptied. The labyrinth is still there though]
(But still in mexico?)
“That sounds pretty hostile.”
"just a little hostility"
The Brusels finish making another planet in the solar system, now going onto other star systems.
the Brushes by pure chance come across a pair of berserkes who were collecting asteroids to create a pseudo-planet near the Proxima centauri
 
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(But still in mexico?)
"just a little hostility"

the Brushes by pure chance come across a pair of berserkes who were collecting asteroids to create a pseudo-planet near the Proxima centauri
“Really now? Are you willing to fight for your right to kill here then? Is that what you’re saying?”
 
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@Oliver_de_jesus

"Ahem, uhh, why are you here Mr? Is it because of the missing town or something?"

Drake would see the same insides as the people who came in before him, an exaggerated, and unnatural version of the outside pyramid was what the entrance of the labyrinth looked like. The path forward was illuminated with torches, and flying around the area were several familars and numerous curses, which is where the message was transmitted from.
 
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"50/50, although I am surprised that an entire town is no longer on the map, the negativity of this place also attracted me, it is like a magnet for my specie, it causes a lot of curiosity"he said slightly surprised by the curses
 
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@Oliver_de_jesus

"I see, well, I know what you mean about the negativity attracting you, as someone made of curses its much the same for me."

"If you have no hostile intentions, its probably not best for you to continue too much further in, lots of witches in here, and the sheer density of the curses in the air further in is enough that you will be hit by some." Lailah warns through the floating curses
 
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"I know about curses, some that I will never be able to forget" He said referring to the weight that He carries, after all being the Spirit of vengeance is basically being cursed.

"Well that's fine, just don't disappear entire towns, people work hard to create them"
 

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@beach

As requested, Kusanagi looks into Lailah's mind with her telepathic abilities, while projecting the necessary images of beach etiquette as illusions in front of the others. She would not project anything else she saw, however.

@Labyrinth

"There's nothing wrong with this form at all, I think. And I am glad to hear you agree."

She replied, patting Lailah with her wing before reverting to normal state soon after.

@Yobo_Blue

"What kind of weapons would you want to use, then? I am a rather good smith regardless of what I need to forge, I can also fuse weapons together. As for the blood, I would probably want to ask her first if I should give it to you."

She explained.
 
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@beach

As requested, Kusanagi looks into Lailah's mind with her telepathic abilities, while projecting the necessary images of beach etiquette as illusions in front of the others. She would not project anything else she saw, however.

@Labyrinth

"There's nothing wrong with this form at all, I think. And I am glad to hear you agree."

She replied, patting Lailah with her wing before reverting to normal state soon after.

@Yobo_Blue

"What kind of weapons would you want to use, then? I am a rather good smith regardless of what I need to forge, I can also fuse weapons together. As for the blood, I would probably want to ask her first if I should give it to you."

She explained.
“I don’t have a particular preference of weapon, as anything I can use can be channeled though my staff, which also means no fusion necessary. I guess you can ask her telepathically about the blood I suppose.”
 
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@beach

"See, does this work for you?"

@labyrinth

"Hmph! I'm doing to work on your swords now s-so, no distractions like that out of you"

And she does just that, and grabs the swords to continue cursing them

@Oliver_de_jesus

"A girl needs to eat you know? I can't help it. And there's also the matter of needing these witches. It's only been one town thus far, and I might not do it to any others, but its for the greater good in the end either way."
 
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@Overlord775

"You must be blind, as you missed the fact that wearing swimsuits is part of the proper etiquette, and the fact that everyone in the information displayed was in one."

@Oliver_de_jesus

"Ah, well that might be a bit hard to promise considering everything that happened, but farewell Mr."

He could notice some of the curses shaping into a hand to wave at him as he left.

@ZephyrosOmega

She is a bit persistent in her questioning of the necessity of swimsuits for no reason, yes. Although, even if holy people and I don't have the best track record, maybe she won't get in the way of the important stuff.
 
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@Paul_Frank

"You are the one that is blind, litterally nothing here says as such, it simply says that they usually do. Furthermore ..."

She replies, as she then starts pointing at people in the images, who either aren't wearing swimsuits at all, such as beach vendors, or who are wearing shirts and other stuff beside them.

"There, there and there, a whole bunch of people esplicidly not in just their swimsuits."
 
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@Overlord775

Lailah then points out several sections from the rules of many beaches across the world in this universe and others, mentioning dress codes, within which, swimwear was mentioned specifically.

"As for those people, I'd like to point out that those vendors aren't on the beach proper, the part where recreation occurs. And the other people in the shirts" Lailah points as this happens

"tend to remove them when they either enter the water, or actually go into the beach proper, in order to soak up the sun. Or not have to worry about getting wet, etc. Just about the only times people don't wear swimsuits on the beach are when they aren't there to play on the beach, and are doing things such as walking."
 
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Sophia then points out several dozens eithique codes which don't mention them as all, as swell as a few that straight up don't allow two piece swimsuits just for good measure.

"The beach is all the stretch of sand, not just the part near the waves. Besides ..."

Sophia points at some more pictures, those of men in the water with their shirt still on [yes, that's a thing].

"That tells another story."
 
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"Some not allowing two piece ones doesn't mean they aren't the correct etiquette in general. In fact..." Lailah then points out that even in the beaches that don't mention a dress code, everyone is still in a swimsuit

"And no, the beach is in fact the part near the waves, as the beach is a strip of land separating the water from an inland area. And note, I said the 'beach proper' as in the area where the beach activities actually occur, rather than the server yards surrounding that."

"And those Ms Priestess, are swim/surf shirts. A specialized type of shirt for use in the water along with swim trunks, typically used by surfers, in other words, a swimsuit."
 
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"Then those you listed don't either." She then points at several people among them that aren't.

"By definition it's the whole sandy area. Also, are those beach activities to you ?"

Sophia points at people making sand castle, dancing on the sand, playing volleyball or other sports, explicidly not in the area where waves spash and that Lailah considers """proper beach""".

"And, my bad, i ment to point to the pictures below those ones."

She corrects her mistaken in pointing, as the picture she ment show people in actual shirts and not the swimsuit kind.
 
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"Then those you listed don't either." She then points at several people among them that aren't.

"By definition it's the whole sandy area. Also, are those beach activities to you ?"

Sophia points at people making sand castle, dancing on the sand, playing volleyball or other sports, explicidly not in the area where waves spash and that Lailah considers """proper beach""".

"And, my bad, i ment to point to the pictures below those ones."

She corrects her mistaken in pointing, as the picture she ment show people in actual shirts and not the swimsuit kind.
Ikkath teleports out of the dome

”Alright, that’s enough nitpicking, just listen to her, you already have the right clothes anyway.”
 
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"As long as no good soul is damaged everything will be fine" he said before walking to the exit.
The extra Ikkath that had been at the lookout before teleports to him

”Sorry, I think we got off on the wrong foot before. I do have to keep an eye on you though. Sorry if it seems like I’m being pedantic, but when you said restoring yourself race I didn’t expect what you restored to be entirely warriors“
 
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@Yobo_Blue
"Brother, I did what I could, but it is very difficult, I was using the Most Corrupt Weapon in the Universe to create life if it were not for some genetic adjustment thanks to the terrestrial Geneticists who agreed to help me in the name of science, I would have created a Bizarre creature" he said referring to All-Black

"At least the Necrons (or Centuarians I still can't decide on the name) are very young they can change, I mean, Thor in Youth was a silly child but he grew up and became a Wise King" he said remembering the Story of Old King Thor.
 
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@Yobo_Blue
"Brother, I did what I could, but it is very difficult, I was using the Most Corrupt Weapon in the Universe to create life if it were not for some genetic adjustment thanks to the terrestrial Geneticists who agreed to help me in the name of science, I would have created a Bizarre creature" he said referring to All-Black

"At least the Necrons (or Centuarians I still can't decide on the name) are very young they can change, I mean, Thor in Youth was a silly child but he grew up and became a Wise King" he said remembering the Story of Old King Thor.
“I see. So all the life forms there demonic. Are there any demons in particular of note?”
 
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@Overlord775

"Except all of the ones I listed in fact do? That's why I listed them actually."

"And no, its not however, I also did not say that only the part the water touches is the beach proper. I said the area around there, and if you'll notice, every single person you pointed to is around there for one reason or another. And amongst them, they are very clearly on swimsuits." Lailah further comments, pointing at all the people playing volleyball in a swimsuit, all the kids wearing their swimsuits and making sand castles etc

"The fact of the matter is, even using these very few examples of people in a normal shirt in the water, I think you're faling to realize that the vast majority of the literally infinite amount of examples presented in the Records sides with me. Etiquette isn't decided by 100% of people doing something, so even with some people not following etiquette and walking into the water in jeans and a jacket, that doesn't change the facts."

@ZephyrosOmega

Okay, I'll pay you back then, don't worry.

@labyrinth

Lailah clears her throat and puts the swords on the ground behind her, still facing away from Kusanagi

"Here you go, its done."
 
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“Yup”
"Well... not much. I was a simple saiyan on Planet Sadala... it was boring. Pretty uneventful and most of that. So I moved onto Planet Sweetz, because I heard they made candy there... and I was planning on eating some of it, and see if it was uneventful. Apparently, candy there is like some sort of drug they use to get stronger... and then I got demolished minutes after arrival. I died."
 

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@Beach

"Come on now, this is a waste of time to argue about it, we're here to have fun anyway."

Kusanagi said, as she floated by lying down on the water.

@Yobo_Blue

"I suppose a sword would do, then, as those are what I am best at forging. And so I will. By the way, is something unusual happening in that world we visited before?"

She asked.

@Paul_Frank

Would I be permitted to grant the one known as Ikkath the blood that grants On? He has been cooperative so far, and asked me for what I could offer.

A Kusanagi asked telepathically.

@Labyrinth

Kusanagi observes Lailah do so, looking at her intently. She seems to have a slight smile, as Lailah has still forgotten to change shapes, meaning she has likely grown more comfortable being around Kusanagi like that.
 
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"Well... not much. I was a simple saiyan on Planet Sadala... it was boring. Pretty uneventful and most of that. So I moved onto Planet Sweetz, because I heard they made candy there... and I was planning on eating some of it, and see if it was uneventful. Apparently, candy there is like some sort of drug they use to get stronger... and then I got demolished minutes after arrival. I died."
“How did that happen?”
 
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“I see. So all the life forms there demonic. Are there any demons in particular of note?”
"Removing the Ghost riders that are Demons that although they are a type of Warrior demons can be considered as police, with a high level of destruction but they would never harm someone innocent or there are also the small Plantom, they are demons plants that are like black trees with the ability to walk and speak "
 
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"Removing the Ghost riders that are Demons that although they are a type of Warrior demons can be considered as police, with a high level of destruction but they would never harm someone innocent or there are also the small Plantom, they are demons plants that are like black trees with the ability to walk and speak "
“I meant more specific individuals but also good to know. Listen, I know I was harsh on you before, but if you promise to stick to killing people in the middle of being a danger to others, I won’t bother you. Deal?”
 
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"Seems like it, and now it's not just me, but my clones that are alive. I feel weaker in terms of potency, but I feel stronger in terms of abilities." Brusel says, cracking his neck a bit.... which somehow happens despite his weird physilogy having no bones.
 
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"Seems like it, and now it's not just me, but my clones that are alive. I feel weaker in terms of potency, but I feel stronger in terms of abilities." Brusel says, cracking his neck a bit.... which somehow happens despite his weird physilogy having no bones.
“Thats good. Well, what’s your plan now? Why conquer all these planets?”
 
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@Beach

"Come on now, this is a waste of time to argue about it, we're here to have fun anyway."

Kusanagi said, as she floated by lying down on the water.

@Yobo_Blue

"I suppose a sword would do, then, as those are what I am best at forging. And so I will. By the way, is something unusual happening in that world we visited before?"

She asked.

@Paul_Frank

Would I be permitted to grant the one known as Ikkath the blood that grants On? He has been cooperative so far, and asked me for what I could offer.

A Kusanagi asked telepathically.

@Labyrinth

Kusanagi observes Lailah do so, looking at her intently. She seems to have a slight smile, as Lailah has still forgotten to change shapes, meaning she has likely grown more comfortable being around Kusanagi like that.
“I don’t think there is anything weird, no. Can I ask what kind of swords you can make?”
 
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The duplicates are currently building various houses, utilizing a combination of all of their powers. They see Ikkath and wave "Welcome." Various of them say.
 
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The Brusels on the moon beach are having fun, now running on water and practicing the fusion dance while doing so....

...The result ends up in a skinny Brusel with methamoran clothes.
 
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@beach

"Fair enough Kusanagi."

@The_Divine_Phoenix

I mean, it would have to be my blood that grants it to him, and it's sort of weird to just go up to someone and ask what they can give you wouldn't you agree? In any case, I'd prefer not to just grant my powers to everyone if they aren't directly allied with me, and all things considered, I'm not sure if Mr. Ikkath would stay allied with me. Unless he has something good he's offering you in return.

@labyrinth

"I-is there anything else you'd like from me?"
 

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@beach

A giant wave forms behind everyone, Kusanagi making it happen, wishing to see how they would react to it. This includes herself as well, and she seems to ride the wave despite lacking any kind of board.

@Paul_Frank and @Yobo_Blue

Upon receiving Lailah's reply, Kusanagi briefly rummaged for something, a vial, and then realized it was empty.

Fair enough. I actually had thought of saving some of the blood you gave me for later examination, as I was curious what in its structure did that, though I got distracted from that, but it seems the Counter Force does not enjoy such things remaining in existence. I will ask him what he can offer in return.

"Well, for the blood, I could not have given it to you at all it seems. I had collected a vial for study and stored it away in a pocket dimension, but it seems the forces of this world elected to make it cease to exist. I would have to speak to Lailah even if I had it anyway, as it is still her blood. In any case, she does not want me giving you such things unless you ally with her or have something significant to offer of your own."

Kusanagi explained.

"As for swords? What exactly do you mean by what kind? All kinds, really. I can also make them do a wide variety of things."

@Labyrinth

"Well. I think I saw some of your memories while looking for that beach stuff. My apologies for that, my senses are rather broad, so I had no ability to avoid it. I thought you might want me to recount some things myself in exchange."

She noted.

"And I'm glad to see you staying in this form, too."
 
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”Well, as for the swords abilities, surprise me. I trust your judgement. As for Lailah, that’s unfortunate. I have wanted to talk to her some time though, so maybe I will at some point. I hope she doesn’t dislike me.”
 
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@beach

A giant wave forms behind everyone, Kusanagi making it happen, wishing to see how they would react to it. This includes herself as well, and she seems to ride the wave despite lacking any kind of board.
The now fused Brusel sees the wave and tries firing something at it, only to get blown backwards by his own attack. Quickly defusing as he hits the deep part of the moon ocean.
 
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“Huh. What agent?”
"The God of this world sent a telepathic message, the order was to take a girl to the beach, although I was lazy but I was curious so I sent a Ghost rider in his human form to see what happened, when he return home, he said that he met a group of people when he arrived and they took the girl to the beach." Drake explains
 
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@Beach

Lailah seems to smile as she's submerged in the wave, seemingly enjoying herself

@labyrinth

Lailah spins around at this, not caring about her previous embarrassment

"You what?! I... fine, if it was an accident then I guess you can just recall your own past too."

"And I'm only in this form still because umm, I was too busy to switch back of course, I should do that soon."

She seems to pause for a second

"W-what did you see in my memories though?" She panickedly asks
 
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@The_Divine_Phoenix

Sophia would respond to this by manipulateting the water to slide across and up the wave up to the point where Kusanagi is.

The priestesse pouts greatly, very angry at her for some reason.
 
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@beach

"There wasn't any wind over here, so I thought I should make a wave, this is apparently part of being at the beach."

She explained, still riding the wave and standing directly on water.

@Labyrinth

"I'd like you to stay in it actually."

She commented.

"As for what I saw... I saw you stabbed in the back by those you worked with for your nature, sealed because you could not be killed. Only to then escape and live in fear as someone hunted. I saw the forging of your first curses, born of sheer hatred as an alternative method of magic. I am sorry. Sorry that I could not be there to cut a path for you with my own hands."

She said, looking at Lailah as she spoke.

"As for my own, well, we would have to make a journey into my mind if you wished to see it. I do not mind, and I am capable of achieving such of course, but I wish to make sure before I make such a thing happen."

@Yobo_Blue

"I do not believe she has formed an opinion of you as of yet. And very well, I shall get to forging then."

She forged together many blades, and the result was a simple looking katana, yet undeniably refined beyond any Ikkath had seen elsewhere besides Kusanagi's own hands. The Katana had the ability to project a shield from itself, as well as the ability to seek weak points of the enemy innately, it was capable of releasing massive waves of electricity and acted as a conduit for Ikkath's own, finally, the sword would restore the user's energy reserves while wielded.
 
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"Oh shit, waevs! Thanks for reminding me, I'll start making some."

Kiara dives into the water and begins to use a light application of her tremor-tremor fruit to start creating small waves.
 
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@beach

"Waves huh, those are nice."

@labyrinth

"If that's what you want."

Lailah pauses a bit to think of what to say next

"I see. I guess you know that things for me back in my original world aren't the best, moreso than me just telling you about it then. Anyway, don't be sorry, I'm not worth the pity, certainly wasn't to anyone there." She says with an obvious forced, pained laugh

"If you had any questions about that stuff, or other events in my life... I trust you enough to answer them."

"Anyway, I'd like to take that journey then, if you don't mind."
 

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@Beach

"Well, did you want something in particular then?"

Kusanagi asked the priest girl as she was still atop the wave, sitting down on it now.

@Labyrinth

"I will ensure that such a thing never repeats then. You are one worth protecting."

She stated confidently.

"Very well, if you wish to see, I will show you."

Kusanagi approached Lailah and took her hand, before forming a telepathic connection between the two.

They would soon depart into her mind, with the first thing they saw was a younger Kusanagi, wearing a suit, rather than armor, sitting atop a throne in a decorated castle. In front of her, several people who looked like mages were talking about something and she appeared shocked. They were recounting their findings, that a star will disrupt this world and that the world has 5 years of habitability left. The mages look panicked, while Kusanagi's emotions are difficult to get a read on, but she seems worried, more expressively than the one Lailah knows.
 
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@labyrinth

Lailah stays quiet, not knowing if she can even talk in here, although its not like she'd have had much to say either way

Hard to believe this is the same girl I know now. She thinks

Meanwhile in the ocean barrier, the Lailah that had poked around with portals to dungeons before decides to cross one, entering the structure and starting to make her way through.

The Lailah in the barrier that sat in the former city of Cholula keeps firing off random curses in her barrier, contributing to the large amount of them flying within the barrier, and around the world in general.
 

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@labyrinth

Soon after this, the image shifts. This time, it's Kusanagi in a smaller room with a large amount of mages and scientists, frantically looking through papers and potential solution plans, plans to survive this somehow. And then, a man runs into the room, informing her that someone leaked the information, or someone found it out from another country, and that the capital city is in chaos, along with all other cities. Kusanagi looks genuinely shocked, but she doesn't stop, and orders people around to make any preparations they can.

The image then shifts to even later, at which point a guard runs in to tell Kusanagi that the palace has been breached by people looking to exploit it before they die, and that the people who were supposed to work on preservation plans were captured and killed. Kusanagi enters a private room and dons her signature armor and blade. She seems sad, angry, all sorts of emotions at the same time. It seems she believed that if calm had remained, they might have found a way, but her country was in flames now, it was too late.

Then, it shifted again. This time, to a castle in flames. Many people charged Kusanagi and her guards, they seemed to be trying to tackle her, some trying to capture, some trying to kill, armed with weapons, releasing magic. Of particular note, Kusanagi didn't seem to be attacking directly, only retaliating, trying to get them to back down, but they refused. Mobs rushed her, but somehow, all were cut down.
 
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@labyrinth

Lailah is saddened by this. Of course she had already heard of this somewhat from Kusanagi, but watching it is another story, seeing all that her companion once had, fall apart that quickly. Although she did admire the proficiency Kusanagi had shown with a blade even back then.

But the whole event perplexed her still. She wondered why people would just resort to panic and violence rather than trying to see if things could be salvaged at all first. And then she thought back to her own experiences, realizing that humans sometimes do certain things based on emotion that can't be entirely rationalized.

If they didn't start killing the people who were trying to find ways to save them, I wonder if she could have found a way for them to survive it. Even if not, they could have at least went out peacefully and she wouldn't have ended up so empty...
 
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@Beach

"Oh well looks like I have to go everyone! Duty calls!" Layla waves to the beachgoers sarcastically while returning to her normal clothes (with some adjustment to be a little less revealing).

@Hl3_or_bust

"Let us depart."
 
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@Edwellken

The two warp through space, appearing on a small, or relatively in any case, piece of rock out past the former planet Pluto. Seemingly to further secure whatever Llwn intends on communicating, he only appears to use telepathic communications.

"So, based on some,,, previous statements made during our last interaction, as well as my own observations, you occupy one of the bodies of one Lailah, correct?"

The general tone, as much as there really is one with thoughts, is obviously unpleasant and dislikes this whole situation.
 
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"Wanna see something cool on top of that?" A third Brusel asks, floating in the air. Then, at impressive speeds with his hair glowing white, starts running in circles, in synchrony with the two other Brusels, making a tornado... which starts picking up the water, making it a tornado of water.
 
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The two warp through space, appearing on a small, or relatively in any case, piece of rock out past the former planet Pluto. Seemingly to further secure whatever Llwn intends on communicating, he only appears to use telepathic communications.

"So, based on some,,, previous statements made during our last interaction, as well as my own observations, you occupy one of the bodies of one Lailah, correct?"

The general tone, as much as there really is one with thoughts, is obviously unpleasant and dislikes this whole situation.
Layla responds telepathically in kind.

"That is indeed true, though by now my own essence has warped its vessel into something much closer to my previous body. Oh, but the two of us came to an amicable agreement in regards to this, don't worry."
 
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"Wanna see something cool on top of that?" A third Brusel asks, floating in the air. Then, at impressive speeds with his hair glowing white, starts running in circles, in synchrony with the two other Brusels, making a tornado... which starts picking up the water, making it a tornado of water.
"oh, FUCK YES!"

Kiara lets the wind take her up, now riding the tornado. "WOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!"
 

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@Beach

"I wouldn't say that I do either, I am just following convention, however I believe this is it, spending time with others."

Kusanagi says, before the tornado spawns and she lets herself be carried up.

@Labyrinth

The image shifts yet again, now no longer in combat, Kusanagi stands all alone in the ruins of her palace, a burning pile of blades and corpses, covered in blood. Even if she could once have saved them, everything she had was gone, she no longer held any authority, and not just her country, but the world itself was breaking down despite any attempts made to save people. Perhaps they knew that even if people could be saved, it would only be some, and tore one another apart for this notion, or perhaps they just didn't believe it to be possible. Whatever the reason, at this moment, Kusanagi came to her resolution, that she would try to prevent as much suffering as possible to the people, so that their remaining time may be peaceful.

From then, many images were seen. Of Kusanagi cutting down those who exploited others for their own personal benefit, of her being attacked on sight by many groups, only to end in the same kind of flaming ruin as was seen before. Of her putting the near dead and suffering out of their misery. Of the very people she tried to protect shrieking in fear and rejecting her aid eventually. With each image, her expression seemed to become more frozen. She did not seem to resent them, merely accept that that is how it is now, as the world fell into ruin.

Images of many battles were shown, with gangs, raiders and bandits facing off against her many times, each ending with a blazing field of corpses and blades.

Then, a final image. A frozen world, no longer capable of sustaining life as its surface was covered in ice as far as one could see. And Kusanagi, standing there, alone. All the bodies had long since disappeared, all hope too, was gone. Through time and blood, she had gained enough power to sustain herself indefinitely, but no one else remained.

After that, Lailah felt herself gain form in Kusanagi's mind, and the two stood face to face in that frozen field.

"So, this is what lead me to here."
 
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