Equipoise

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a part of Equipoise, by Polarisbear12.

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New Earth is a part of Equipoise.

3 Characters Here

Detritus Astaroth [9] "Continue boring me and I'll show you how much more interesting your intestines are than you."
Levien Phrixus [2] "I will find the place where true freedom can thrive."
Vicent Price [0] "Any weapon can win a fight..just choose the right one"

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Character Portrait: Ryuu Shosuke Character Portrait: Chikyū Character Portrait: Satan Azrael Character Portrait: Seraphim Ammiel Character Portrait: Levien Phrixus Character Portrait: Felspar Tera'le Character Portrait: Akio Yamada Character Portrait: Detritus Astaroth Character Portrait: Aura Thorne Character Portrait: Salem Aritos Character Portrait: Vincent Price Character Portrait: Marius Raguel Character Portrait: Nathaniel K Jenova Character Portrait: Cerbin "Cerberus" Hiberion Character Portrait: Bavol Character Portrait: Evangline DeCaprio Character Portrait: Yeuri

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Character Portrait: Ryuu Shosuke

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Ryuu


An almost unavoidable figure strode down the hallway of True Cross Academy. Long fiery hair trailed behind her graceful steps forwards accompanied by a crisp white dress shirt with the first few buttons undone and black slacks and boots. Ryuu drew many stares to look her way, whether it be from her brightly colored hair and the scowl on her face or her curvaceous and tall body, Ryuu wasn't sure at this point. Taking long strides, the red hair woman covered ground pretty darn quickly and she walked with purpose. Glancing around she could see the sun was slowly lowering itself from the sky as its bright rays of sunlight kissed the tops of the trees that surrounded the school's campus. Good, looks like we'll be ne doing this in the last hour of daylight with how things are going now.

Removing her eyes from the beautiful sight outside, she focused on the direction she was headed towards, the Cram School. Today would be her first day as an official teacher but since today was also the Exwires entrance exam she would merely observe the group of students and see if they were well enough to pass. In her arms she carried files on all the students who enrolled in Cram school. But you see Cram school wasn’t what everyone thought it to be, in reality it was where a student could take classes in becoming an exorcist; humans who specialize in exorcising demons, spiritual creates and rarely an angel. Anyhow back to the topic at hand. Ryuu leafed through the student files and one in particular caught her attention.

Aurorali Throne, the smaller girl showed great promise, was a hard worker and Ryuu saw a natural talent in summoning. Which meant the girl would most likely go in as a Tamer with the rank of Exwire. Leafing through the files again this time Ryuu came across a student she had heard quite a bit about their family. The Yamada Clan was known for the brutal and violent tactics even more so than Ryuu's own clan who consists of only females and the occasional spouse. Akio was his name and like Aurorali, he showed potential but unlike Aura the kid actually had some experience under his belt. However whether or not he was a good team player was something Ryuu wasn’t too certain on. Then there was Evangeline DeCaprio who was one of the few Aria's the program had. She had an excellent memory but a terrible habit of depending too much on the others. Glancing back up Ryuu pushed open the doors to exit the main building and headed down the walkways passing beautiful courtyards and eventually got herself in front of her destination.

The Cram school wasn’t all too big compared to its brethren next door, in truth it looked a bit run down. Few people have actually used the old building for its supposed purpose but it was just how it should be. The things students learned in there was dangerous as well as something kept hidden from the rest of the normal human world. Right human thinking this Ryuu let out a snort of contempt and entered the building. Glancing at the watch on her wrist Ryuu realized she was late to the class she would be leading. Bursting into the classroom, Ryuu looked at all of them and knew that most wouldn't be able to handle what was to come.

The room itself was relatively large but those who were interested in the art of exorcisms and such took up about a quarter of the space. The classroom had several rows that stretched to one side of the room to the other, sort of like an amphitheater. With the exception that this “amphitheater” was a tad bit run down. There were stains and scorch marks towards the front of the room but they were more noticeable on the small platform where a teacher would stand and give lectures. Few knew what those stains were but many told the tales of summoning’s gone wrong and the like, and at said platform stood Ryuu herself as she looked over the students who would be going onto the rank of Exwire if they passed the exam.

Many of the students wouldn’t pass the test or would drop out due to the level of difficulty that came along with the course, often saying it was too much work and dangerous. But then there would also be that one group or team to be more precise that would stand out amongst the others and pass with flying colors due to their teamwork and varying expertise’s; which was what Ryuu and the other teachers were looking for, the group that showed teamwork would be the one that would pass the test to becoming an Exwire. Clearing her throat Ryuu straightened as she began to address the class about today’s lesson, of course none of them would know that it was the Exwires exam and it would be considered cheating if they did.

“Alright ladies and gentleman, listen up today will be the first time you will be working on your own in small groups. Today’s lesson is to capture and or drive away an evil spiritual creature. There approximately several of these creatures but today we will focus only on the ones at a certain location. The hunting grounds where you will carry out this lesson, is at Fluor Amusement Park. Do not worry about the civilians as the park has been closed for the past seven years. But do take in mind that it is an amusement park and Fidel City will most likely renovate the place later on so please try not to destroy any of the buildings or rides. Now hurry along now, get into groups and we’ll take a bus ride to the park” with that being said, Ryuu left the classroom to prepare for the buses departure.


The bus ride was uneventful, many of the groups formed were made up of close friends but there was one group that was made up entirely of oddballs. The ones the other students have deemed useless in this sort of lesson. Looking down in her lap again, Ryuu read up on the group of oddballs which consisted of Aura Thorne, Akio Yamada, Evangeline DeCaprio and a few others that she had trouble finding their files for. Needless to say they were indeed an odd group but the meister job they had chosen made up the differences. They had tamers who would summon a familiar to protect the Aria’s while they recited the “Fatal Verse”, the Knight who would probably finish the job in the end after the Tamer’s did their job of protecting the Aria and dealing with the evil they were up against.

Releasing a sigh Ryuu found that group far more interesting than the rest and so once they got off the bus to go their separate ways in groups, Ryuu chose the group of oddballs as her subjects; curious as to how they would fare against their opponent. While following them Ryuu paused just long enough to catch up on the reports the other teachers made on the groups they shadowed. From what Nathaniel had told her his group wasn't doing too well. While Cerbin's group was the only group that had found their target and weren’t doing all too well in dealing with said target. Getting ready to give her own report that meant nothing was happening, a feeling arose in her gut alerting her of the sudden presence of spiritual energy. The only difference in this energy was the fact that it had a rather evil intent but it was relatively weak so it wasn’t a demon. Which could only mean one thing; her group had come across their target. How they would handle their business was up to them as they would have to act as a team in order to get the spiritual creature before them.

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Character Portrait: Akio Yamada

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Akio Yamada



A light breeze would blow through the courtyard of True Cross Academy , Akio spent most of his free time sitting under one of the many trees that lined the courtyard. even if akio only had a few minutes before he had to be in class he always enjoyed them. back home he had no free time if he wasn't sleeping , or eating he was out "training" with his mother. well at lest she would call it training , Akio would call it getting beating into paste while someone yelled at you to fight better .

Akio could hear the other students as they made their way to the Cram school building , Akio let out a long and depressing sigh. he couldn't afford to be late again , the "i got lost" excuse only works so many times even if you are blind . Akio would reach over and pick Batto no nayami no tane up off of the ground beside him, one of the many advantages of being blind is Akio could carry a sword around at all times and most people would only see a Long Cane. As Akio made it back to his feet he heard a set of familiar foot steps , "it's really uncool for you to bother me on such a nice day sis" .

A rather tall young woman stood before him. the family resemblance between the two was striking. the only noticeable difference was the young woman had a very upset look on her face, well that and the fact they didn't share the same gender. "Batto! Did you forget the arrangement you made with mother and father to allow you to come to True Cross Academy?" Akio smirks "nope I remember." Akio trying to mimic his mother's voice the best he can, "in order for you to attend True Cross Academy you will have daily training session with your elder sister."

The fact that he was mocking their mother only seemed to upset his sister more. "then why have you not showed up for a single one?!" Akio begins to walk away, "that's easy.......... I lied!" She sister reaches out and grab hold of his shoulder, "Mother is going to be upset when I tell her that, you do realized this." Akio turns his head has if he was looking back at her, a huge smile would slowly start to form on his face "YUP!" He then quickly pull away from her "As much as I enjoy talking to you sis, I don't want to be late for class." Akio say this with a heavily sarcastic undertone.

Akio like attending True Cross Academy, but the one draw back was he could bum into anyone of his older siblings at any time all of which where just like his parents. every single one of them seem to always yell at him for something or another . As Akio walks to The Cram school , he would lazily have his "Long Cane" out in front of him. He didn't really need it to get to Cram school . Akio made it a point to keep track of where he was going at all times . He only used his "Long Cane" so he didn't run into any one.

soon he would hear a thud, Akio knew that sound was his "Long Cane" hitting the door to The Cram school building. Akio stood outside the door for a few minutes, he placed his "Long Cane" under his arm as he adjusted his gloves, wool ski and coat. To most people walking into an air conditioned building was not big deal but to Akio it was the worst. 5 or 6 degrees feels good on a hot day, but to Akio it was like walking into a freezer. Once he was ready Akio opened the door, and took his "Long Cane" from under his arm and made his was to the row of seats. Akio was not in a very social after his talk with his sister he was hoping that the days lesson would take his mind off of it. after waiting for a few more minutes the door would Burst open. Akio knew exactly who it was in an instant, only one teacher at the school would command such respect entering a room........ it didn't hurt that some of the other students were saying her name in a hushed tone also.

“Alright ladies and gentleman, listen up today will be the first time you will be working on your own in small groups. Today’s lesson is to capture and or drive away an evil spiritual creature. There approximately several of these creatures but today we will focus only on the ones at a certain location. The hunting grounds where you will carry out this lesson, is at Fluor Amusement Park. Do not worry about the civilians as the park has been closed for the past seven years. But do take in mind that it is an amusement park and Fidel City will most likely renovate the place later on so please try not to destroy any of the buildings or rides. Now hurry along now, get into groups and we’ll take a bus ride to the park”

As soon as Akio heard Amusement Park he laughed to himself. when he was younger he would have killed to go to an Amusement Park, but training always came first. He though it a bit ironic that his first real exorcism was at one. soon after the announcement the students formed their groups and where hurried to the bus. Akio sat in the back of the by himself. Akio would be lying if he said he wasn't a little upset about how the grouping when. because of his Personality and "handicap" most saw him as a liability, and didn't want him in their group. when it was all said and done he was stuck on a team with the other cast offs . Most people would be discouraged by this, but not Akio if anything this harden his resolve. Once Akio step off the bus he was ready to go kill some demon.

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Character Portrait: Akio Yamada Character Portrait: Aura Thorne Character Portrait: Evangline DeCaprio

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Evangline DeCaprio



Eve promenaded down the walkway leading up to True Cross Academy as she enjoy the brief moment of being outside, after all seven hours of it was just spent learning, it had to be a crime to spend her day inside any longer. Today truly was a lovely evening, as the sun's warmth was grazing everything around her for just a tiny bit longer, and fleeting rays basked things in a exquisite glow. Wandering up the steps to the "cram school" building Eve turned around to admire her home. The school really was rather ornate with it's impressive gleaming white buildings that were painted in the swirling colors due to the fading sky, and it has elegant archways that feel so regal it makes her straighten her spine and carry herself a bit taller as they lead up to the main building. Nonchalantly Eve glanced around to ensure that no one was watching her, when the coast was clear she spun around a few times with her quiet tinkling laughter subsequently after each twirl. Once her fun was over Eve glance down at her watch and gave a sigh, it was time to for the "cram school" portion of her day.

With the soft echoes of her heels clacking on the well polished floors following her every move, Eve swiftly carried herself down the halls and into the room, moments after Ms. Shosuke entered the room followed by her saying that today we'll be working in the field. It took a moment for the severity of those words to hit her and replace the idea that Mr. Jenova wasn't here. When that happened Eve just looked at her for a very long moment, eyes smoldered with disbelief as insecurities washed over her tide after tide. Thoughts along the lines of I can't possibly remember every word that I'll need or what if I slur and it doesn't work filled her head as she went to get on the bus. Finally she pulled herself away from those poisonous thoughts and replaced them with I can do this. They need me, we're a team, I can do this because they need me. With her resolve fixed and her mind appropriately disciplined Eve wondered just how this was going to work. Thinking strategically demons didn't exactly have Proverbs 28:13 written on them and deciding with one out of the thousands to use will be such a pain. Really she needs to observe what the demon is doing, how it attacks and such, only the problem with that is how... the others will probably jump right into attacking the thing and there goes any and all possible chance to see how it naturally acts which is key to figuring out which verse is it's fatal verse. Saying anything else but the fatal verse only brings attention to herself and makes things more difficult.

Eyeing her team Eve wondered if the traditional approach is the best one with Aura Thorne, Akio Yamada, and herself being the main players it would be rather difficult to take on the demon with one of them protecting her, the other really doing all the fighting as she chants a verse. No it's rather stupid wasting even one person, when only three are able bodies. With that thought in mind Eve drew up a plan... Perhaps it was a bit reckless not to have someone protecting her and sure Eve can't fight, but she can dodge and if it doesn't work... well teammates help each other out, not pull each other down.

So one the bus stopped Eve tugged at her blazer, set her shoulders back, took a deep breath, and glided over to the others with the first thing out her mouth being "I'm Evangline but call me Eve, and I hate to do this to all of you but I think we need to go against our training for this. We're one of the smaller groups and we can't spare a single person. I need to analyze the demon first so let it do what it does for a few moments then we all coordinate an attack on it. Meaning I say my verse our tamer summons and Mr. Knight acts knightly, that way it won't know who to go for. If it does pick me because I'm the weak link... well my legs and such aren't attached to my mouth. Realizing she just kinda dumped an idea on them without considering if they have ideas or not she gave a sheepish smile and awkward laugh then added... "Unless any of you have ideas you'd like to bring forth that is."

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Character Portrait: Ryuu Shosuke Character Portrait: Akio Yamada Character Portrait: Aura Thorne Character Portrait: Evangline DeCaprio Character Portrait: Julius King

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Julius King


Julius had found himself one of the first to enter the designated meeting area for the upcoming spirit class(hopefully a practical because he was tired of lectures). It was mostly due to his skipping a class of minor importance but the detail was insignificant. He took advantage of the situation by finding a spot that gave him sufficient view of the room and its passing. The interior allowed him to scale up to said vantage point right on the sill of one of the windows. From there it was the waiting game...and Julius hated waiting. The passage of time was agonizingly slow, and it would still be a time until those with normal schedules would be let out to join those who were free at this time. Julius didn't even attempt to conceal a yawn when he had this realization. He'd been up the past couple days refining a new seal design: a simple triangle inside the standard hexagram in the circle. He'd hoped a geometric resonance complimented by pertinent scripture would enhance the overall binding.The summon in and of itself was a weaker species- a ram to be precise, but neither Hebrew or Biblical script had a noticeable affect with the flow of summoning energies. He'd attempted both Latin and Greek script, his inability to actually read said script might have interfered with the process. His musing over these details resulted in him sleeping while on his perch.

When Julius began to wake a significant change in the room's atmosphere had taken place. The room felt...bigger and eerily silent, like a knife had been pressed against the throats of the occupants. Despite being to groggy to make sense of the situation his eyes were drawn to a red head, the only one talking in the room. Something about her caused an ice cold prickling at the base of his spine, the woman was dangerous despite her young countenance. Obviously she'd be the one providing information for the course, sadly his brain couldn't make sense of the words his ears were hearing.

By the time he'd finally shaken off the lingering sluggishness of his nap the woman had already fallen silent. Based on her attitude, she wasn't taking any question either. But the room came to life again as his fellow students clustered into groups and one was noticeably smaller than the rest. Bingo, the thought had no sooner crossed his mind than Julius left his perch and prowled towards the trio. His tattooed visage kept most students at bay and inadvertently aided his passage- not that one can blame them with the near feral gaze in his eyes, eight horns on his brow and the general area around his eyes and nose covered in ink. The flame like spike of his dark hair only really enhanced the effect...not that he could help it.

He wasn't able to hear the girl who's hair was within a shade of his own speak so much as attempt to read lips...from the gist he did understand he wasn't happy. If anything her saving grace was asking for a better plan, that much he did hear.

"Of course I do, and it's less likely to get the lot of you killed," He made no effort to conceal his open examination of the trio: a quiet blonde with a master poker face, a caned swordsman and a dark haired book nerd of an Aria. This belief softened the frown on his face, he needed a book nerd.

"What I mean is demons are devious, even the dumbest of them has enough instinct to see through most plans. You'd also be better off learning what's at your disposal. Name's Julius King, I'm packing a Stallion and a Lion summon. If the other Tamer has something good for scouting things get much easier." His crimson eyes fell upon the blonde, instinct said a gaze like hers could only belong to another Tamer. His gaze shifted back to the other girl before he continued.

"I've heard some Aria can figure out their target off just knowing what the demon looks and acts like thus meaning we simply distract the thing and get it in range for your Verse, my Stallion can then keep you safe. Otherwise, either the swordsmen or my Lion will need to stall while you figure out what verse is needed. The of course comes protecting you for the verse, probably with a man down by that time. As for the swordsman..." Julius finally turned to the other male in the group.

"We need to know now, is the cane decorative or functional and whether you're more offensive or defensive in style. That way we Tamers can better coordinate our summons with you and compensate for any potential weaknesses. To be honest, I'd rather avoid using my lion and wish we a Dragoon."

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Character Portrait: Cerbin "Cerberus" Hiberion

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Cerbin Hiberion


Cerbin walked the streets early in the morning until the dawn of day. He just Trusting Malice to stay in the shadows around the closer regions of the school he didn't think it would be the brightest idea for himself to hang around the place. Even though he was a "cram school" teacher, he still wasn't apart of the actual school. He didn't want to be part of a question and answer game with someone who worked there or dragged off to do some menial task by another. So this is how he planned to spend his days. Walking around the area far outside the school until it was a need for him to be there. When the time finally arrived he felt a little hesitation, maybe even what humans call nervousness at the thought of being so close to younger humans and even the one he had been watching over for so long. He sighed and put about two handfuls of candy into his mouth. What exactly would he do when he arrived. He could introduce himself yes, but other than that, what sort of conversation would he have to come up with around them. Maybe he could spend the whole day without saying a word. Yes, that would be best.

"If you do that, I think Inferno may freeze over." A calm voice said lazily inside his head.
"Oh. Brother how long have I've been talking?" The demon asked his brother who was currently in Inferno laying down around Satan's throne. Indigo, Cerbins older brother and second to be born out of the three of them had a special connection to Cerbins senses. The two could hear what the other heard when Cerbin created a link between them. This sometimes occurred accidentally if Cerbin was really focused on something.

"I don't know how long you've been talking to yourself pup, but you connected with me hours ago. I thought you were going to say something important but you're just talking about nonsense. Pay more attention. I don't care if you talk to yourself, but don't wake me up with talk of humans and speaking to them. Honestly, I think you're better off slowly devouring those brats."
"Human children aren't things that should be eaten. They are all different just like us."
"They are weak. Weak and squishy. I wonder how they taste. Hehehe."
"I'm going to cut the link now. I don't need to talk to you now."

Even after cutting the link Cerbin still thought he heard curses coming from his brother. The two got along but didn't seem to enjoy speaking to each other, especially if they didn't have to. Though this time some good came out of it. It reminded Cerbin not to say everything on his mind and go into a monologue about the things around him while around the students and other teachers. A bad habit he picked up over the years, if he concentrates too hard on something, he'll usually start speak thinking instead of keeping everything in his head.

Arriving at True Cross, he went to a nearby stairwell that seemed shadowed from the sun and glanced around making sure no one was in sight. "Malice." He called. "Come back now."
From the darkness of the steps, a black wolf moved slowly to Cerbin calmly showing his fangs to him before walking behind him and slowly sinking into his shadow.
"Good work my brother."

Malice was the oldest of all three brothers and was able to go into shows and shared the sense of smell with Cerbin. He was usually left at the school to smell around for demons while Cerbin traveled elsewhere.

After a few minutes of walking Cerbin finally made it to the "cram school" building. He made his way inside and found himself walking around the halls, examining the scratches on the walls in some locations. By the time he made his way to the classroom door, a red haired woman walked out and started going about er business. He made sure not to get in her way or draw any attention to himself. He didn't want to have a needless conversation. Going inside the classroom he tried to act like a normal instructor who was just walking in. He glanced around the room a little and saw some of the "new recruits"( a label he heard someone give them) and went to the desk to grab a book out of it. After doing that he read the plans for the day out of the book. Today was like an entrance exam. He wasn't sure what that meant but decided not to ask about, figuring he'd soon find out. While reading the book he made his way for the exit and walked outside to wait for the bus to come pick everyone up. It would be his first time inside a man made vehicle and he wondered for years what it felt like to step inside one. To say the least, he was eager to depart.

The ride was a little exciting. He spent most of the time looking outside the window and gazing at the passing streets and trees. It felt somewhat comfortable to travel this way. Exiting the vehicle, once they arrived at their destination he was given his group of people and his orders as an instructor. They were fairly easy. All he had to do was make sure they were still alive by the end of the day, but he couldn't interfere with their mission unless there was no chance of completion without his intervention. He wasn't sure the limits of humans or how much they could endure before they died, but he was pretty sure that they would scream for help if needed. Turning to his group he gave a short speech to them before he would have to leave them. "As you know there is a demon here that you have to track down and handle. I advise you to treat this as a life and death mission and to remember that no matter matter the size or the shape, a demon is still a demon and should be approached with caution. Good luck."
As he turned to leave one of the students stopped him. "Um... I have a question."
Cerbin felt a knot form in his chest. He didn't know what else he needed to say. "Yes?" He responded slowly.
"Is there something wrong with your eye?" The student said with a genuinely worried expression. To Cerbins relief, it wasn't a hard question to get by. He smiled slightly at the boy. "It's nothing for you to worry about. Go on now. Do what you came here to do." Reaching his hand out, he pet the kid on his head and walked away. It wasn't something he was use to doing but he saw adults pat their children before leaving them to go to school. He heard the excitement in the kids voices from afar as they walked in the separate direction to go find their target. Looking around he saw allot of things he wasn't used to seeing. He'd never been to an amusement park before but it kind of reminded him of a children's playground. A really oversize one.

He silently followed his group going off of the sounds of their feet. It seemed like he was walking in a diagonal back and forth from them, but he was just making sure they didn't see him.

"Oh. I think we found it. Yeah there it is." He heard one of the boys say. "What do we do now?"
"I don't know."
Another boy said, "Maybe we should attack it."
"Wait."
The only female of the group called. "We should see what it does first."

Giving a sigh, Cerbin crouched down. "This is going to take into the midnight if they don't think of something."

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Character Portrait: Ryuu Shosuke Character Portrait: Akio Yamada Character Portrait: Aura Thorne Character Portrait: Nathaniel K Jenova Character Portrait: Evangline DeCaprio Character Portrait: Julius King

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(Apologizes.... wrong place ^^;)

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Character Portrait: Chikyū Character Portrait: Satan Azrael Character Portrait: Vincent Price Character Portrait: Bavol Character Portrait: Yeuri

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((GAH wrong place apologies))

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Character Portrait: Satan Azrael Character Portrait: Detritus Astaroth Character Portrait: Vincent Price Character Portrait: Bavol Character Portrait: Yeuri

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Yeuri





As Satan reprimanded his mistress, Yeu simply blinked once with little to no thought towards the demon or the situation, still waiting for the man to make his point. “But seeing as you're so eager to be a part of this I’ll let you lead. Just know I won’t take failure lightly, this isn’t one of your pretty little adventures. The same goes to your subordinate.”

With Azrael’s pointed gaze, Yukon flashed him a fanged smirk, though his eyes avoided the demon’s own. This was going to be ridiculously entertaining, though, the fact that the duo had a few others within their little party was a bit of a damper. Yeuri was just looking in Astaroth’s direction when Vincent spoke up, informing the group of his departure. His eyes perked up to the Pillar’s form, a subtle interest portraying itself amidst his features, though it disappeared as soon as it was there.

“Well that settles it. Bavol you will lead a group to the Human World…. You will be going under the guise of humans with limiters of course. Under no circumstances are you to deviate from your mission….” Yeu couldn’t help but let a twisted grin spread across his lips as Azrael agreed to Bavol’s terms. He could care less about the limitations and such, he was simply eager to find himself in the human world itself. He had heard his fair share of stories half a millennia ago, so it served that he should be keen to experience it himself. Not to mention the obvious fact that neither he nor Bavol had visited the other realm before, though both knew well what to expect.

At his Mistress’s reply to his suggestion of authority, he dipped his head in recognition and tapped a finger against his thigh. “Alrighty Yeu, see to it that Gore keeps a tight patrol round the circles whilst we‘re gone. I‘d trust no other to watch over my lovely little kingdom in our absence, and even if there are others to tend to things I‘d leave with a more peaceful mind knowing he was keeping a close eye on the place,” He nodded, grinning slightly at the praise she shared with his familiar.

“Though by no means does that mean Gore gets to terrorize Kaz and Chi whilst I’m not around. I’d very much appreciate the pair in one piece upon my arrival.” At that Yeuri smirked playfully, ”No promises~” Despite the obvious light-heartedness of his comment, it was well known between the both of them that whatever Bavol asked would be completed to the best of her subordinate’s ability. Her familiars would be left in one piece, but he could hardly deny his faithful familiar’s small desires- or at least as long as Bavol gave him leeway in such matters.

As she turned and began her departure, Yeu rose from his seat and shoved his hands into his pockets, following her at a close distance with a cheerful smirk to his features. As they proceeded, his Mistress took pause to address Astaroth. Yukon looked back on him as well, but his eyes were blank and rather uncaring of the individual. Once that was completed, the pair turned and made their way back to their own domain.

As the two arrived back within their circles, Yeuri tapped his foot and let a low, eerie tune leave his lips. Immediately Gore materialized before his master in a fog of black tendrils, a Cheshire grin to his face and his orbs a pure, lucid yellow. The familiar was lapping his tongue over his oversized canines, liquid dripping from his maw to spatter the ground below in deep wine-red stains. He trotted up to his master, a low whine and a tail wag to show greeting before he slid underneath the demon’s hand, his ears swiveling this way and that as Yeuri stroked the soft fur and rubbed at his ears.

The trio then made their way casually to the gates between worlds, Yukon mentally giving orders to his familiar. As they stopped, Yeu shared a private grin with Bavol, mischief flaring up in his eyes. Gore took a seat beside the old stone, his orbs shifting this way and that as he surveyed the scene; however, it was near impossible to tell the motion within the jackal’s eyes, as there was no pupil to distinguish glance.

“It would be wise to keep an eye on the other two, don‘t you think? Anything can happen when we‘re out there.” When Bavol spoke up, Yeuri’s attention immediately snapped to her form. He pouted ever so slightly, crossing his arms like a child, ”If we must,” He smirked, dropping the act and gaining a somewhat serious look to his eyes, ”Probably a good idea; shouldn’t be too much of an issue if everyone behaves nice and proper.” He leaned against the door to the other world lazily, blinking once and waiting for the others to arrive.

“I’ll meet you on the other side – scout ahead to make sure the group is not noticed crossing over.” Yeu turned his head to watch the demon approach, still harboring no hints on his face towards feelings. He simply nodded at the guy’s proposition, watching as he stepped through the blackened vortex that stood confined between three walls. Yeuri stood up and stationed himself by Bavol’s side, awaiting the arrival of Vincent’s jackal. They didn’t have to pause for too great a period, as the creature soon came loping up. Gore’s ears twitched at the sight of the other breed, and he gave a low whine towards the other familiar, announcing his presence and sending somewhat of a greeting. Other than that, he remained motionless in his post.

”Shall we?” Yukon made a regal bow towards his Mistress, a cheesy grin to his features as he offered his hand playfully for her to accept if she so wished to do so. Regardless, Yeu gave one last glance towards his familiar and gave a short nod before leading the rest of the group through the doors.

Cool air met his lungs as they transferred between realms, and he breathed it in deeply. It stung slightly, as he was unused to such a different atmosphere, but other than that he enjoyed the feeling. However, their surroundings were rather bland and uncouth, with simple brick walls that hinted an alleyway, and trash bins shoved up against the end of it. He snorted lightly before allowing his gaze to drift over the rest of their location. The roads were dusty and strange mechanisms rumbled by. It was rather dark, but a few streetlights flickered occasionally to set the scene in a strange glow and offer some amount of sight to the humans. Yeuri himself, though, had rather adept eyes when it came to darkness, so he was actually pleased with the low lighting.

From the stories he had heard when he was so young, it was very obvious that everything about Earth had changed. Well… almost everything. Yukon let his gaze slide up towards the heavens, and he was greeted with the soft warmth of the stars. A ghost of an actual smile teased at the corners of his lips, and he blinked, soaking in the grandeur of those little specks. While he could have easily stood for an eternity just to observe them, Yeu pulled his gaze away, reminding himself of the task at hand.

Gazing to Bavol, he smirked, relaxing his stance ever so slightly before looking over the rest of their group. As his orbs fell on Astaroth’s form, he just caught the demon’s snake merging into the shadows to disappear after a task. Yeuri assumed that the familiar’s disappearance pertained to their quest, but with the unfamiliarity of Astaroth, it wasn’t entirely wise to trust such an idea. Yet, Yeu didn’t open his mouth to make any comment whatsoever.

”We should probably get a move on, yeah?” As Yeu spoke, he pulled the limiter from his pocket and clasped it onto his upper arm. There wasn’t much to change, merely subtle shifts in his form to clean up his look. However, as per respect towards Azrael’s authority and the fact that the limiter was a must have, it was an added security since Yeu’s form tended to shift when pushed to do so.

He paused for the others to gain their bearings before taking a customary position in front of Bavol for her protection, and then immediately started the group off on their little quest. They would probably be relying on Jackal for extra insight on Lesser positions, since he was a resource to be used, but other than that, it was up to them to figure things out. However, as they began proceeding in a general direction, Astaroth’s snake returned, and that was when Yeuri addressed the demon. ”Anything?” At whatever indication was provided, the group set off.

They walked through streets without incident, only seeing a few humans wandering about with drunken stances and uneasy gates. They walked for quite some time before they finally came to the city limits, soon passing away from the lights and the cramped buildings to the quiet emptiness of the off-roads.

Yeuri’s facials hinted towards boredom, and he had shoved his hands in his pockets about three miles prior. When he had envisioned coming to Earth, he had certainly expected it to be more exciting and fast-paced. But instead, they were stuck walking for what seemed to be an eternity through no-man’s land. Occasionally he would turn to check on Bavol, making certain she was still comfortable. Had it been only them, they probably would have found too many things to entertain themselves with, and probably have flipped some worlds upside-down, but alas, they had others with them and they had to keep an authoritative look and stature.

Yeuri mainly kept himself occupied with gazing up at the night sky, picking out a few constellations here and there and thinking about a plethora of different things. However, as they walked, an old abandoned amusement park came into view, and Yeuri’s attention piqued up. It was still awhile off, but at least they finally had a goal in sight.

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Character Portrait: Detritus Astaroth Character Portrait: Vincent Price Character Portrait: Bavol Character Portrait: Yeuri

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Bavol



“If we must…Probably a good idea; shouldn’t be too much of an issue if everyone behaves nice and proper.”

As Yeu spoke, the young female smiled sweetly towards him. “Of course.”

“I’ll meet you on the other side – scout ahead to make sure the group is not noticed crossing over.” Shifting her stare away from her subordinate, Bavol looked over to the direction of Astaroth as the demon appeared at that moment.

“Alrighty. See you on the other side.” She offered with a nod.

Returning her attention to Yeu, the princess stood comfortably at his side whilst the pair of them awaited the arrival of the jackal that Vincent was sending to join their group. Of course they didn’t have to wait long, as shortly after the beast in question emerged into their sights and joined them.

“Shall we?”

She nodded, “Let‘s.” Hastily, Bavol welcomed the offering of a hand from Yeu as she grasped hold of it at that moment. The sight of Vincent’s jackal, in particular, had caused the young demon to feel somewhat more cautious than usual when finding herself within the beasts presence. “Let us move quickly.”

Arriving into the human realm Bavol gradually released her hold on Yeu as she focus more on steadying herself on the new ground that lay beneath her feet. Upon closer inspection it was odd and unfamiliar to her, though intriguing all at the same time. Clearly the girl had not stepped foot into the human realm until now, and as such, it was all very new to her.

So this is the Human World? She thought, her eyes filling up with an unquestionable child-like curiosity as the demon awed quietly at the newly discovered scenery that surrounded her. It is so… so very unexpected and different. Just then a cold breeze swept across the princesses skin, sending an uncomfortable shiver all the way up her spine and causing the girl to fold her arms tightly around her body.

“Nobody said it would be cold,” She pouted, attempting to readjust herself to the unwelcoming chilly air. “I was not aware that I needed to layer up on outfits.” Regardless if anyone was listening, Bavol just shrugged it off and looked to Yeu.

“We should probably get a move on, yeah?” She nodded and watched her subordinate place his limiter onto his upper arm, which prompted her to do the same as Bavol took out her own limiter and snuggly fitted it around her wrist. Overall she still appeared the same, and with enough effort she would blend in with humans easily. However, what with the outfit she wore the demon still stood out in some way or another. The thought alone made the female grin a little, secretly.

Once the group got themselves adjusted, and after Yeu stood before her as expected, Bavol immediately began to follow closely behind her subordinate as the group began to move.

Whilst doing so she couldn’t help but quietly giggle, “Hopefully we shant get lost.”

Throughout most of their journey through the human realm Bavol paid little attention to the group in general, the girls curiosity in that which surrounded her grasping at her attention instead; such as the few humans they passed, the buildings, the gardens and the streets. Just gazing over the place made Bavol rather eager to go off exploring and uncover new areas of this foreign world, though she knew that it was unlikely and that her focus must ultimately be on the task at hand. Before she knew it, though, the group had soon found themselves leaving the comforts of the inhabited land of humans and slowly entering a more lifeless portion of the world which clearly lacked much human contact. The empty roads were anything but exciting and yet even with this the princess oddly found the quietness to be rather appealing and a comfort in it’s own way.

For much of the long walk Bavol had been strangely quiet; her feet dragging along the ground occasionally as thoughts of naps and slumbering preoccupying her mind.

Just then, up ahead, she spotted an amusement park.

“That ought to be the place,” She said and looked to the group. “At least we wont have to worry about getting spotted by average humans… even the dead would find this place a bit of a bore.” With that said the princess motioned for the group to follow as she proceed forward, the prospect of an amusement park persuading the young demon to become a bit more energetic in her approach towards the task. “Though I hate to even dare say it - the faster we move the quicker we shall get there. Our current pace is too slow in other words. Let us pick it up a little shall we?”

Allowing the fellow group members a moment to share their own thoughts, Bavol promptly continued onwards shortly after towards the seemingly abandoned amusement park.

Some time later, as the group found themselves approaching the entrance of the seemingly abandoned amusement park the princess began to eye-up the long disused area and pondered lightly on how to proceed forward. By the looks of it this park has long since been put to any productive use. The inactivity ought to make tracking down the demons a little easier… Speaking of usage, perhaps now would be an ideal time to put that jackal to some good use. Whilst away with her thoughts Bavol couldn’t help but stare at the jackal in question as she curiously looked the creature over.

“Any ideas?” She enquired to the group before turning to face Yeu and Astaroth especially. “I was thinking of letting the jackal go first - sense out the location of the demons and that. We could split up and explore the area in the meantime - see what we come across.”

Twirling round on her heel the female progressed forward through the gate and ventured a little further into the amusement park; making sure not to stray too far from the others by remaining close by in their line of sight.

This place is definitely not what I was expecting. Though it is worth a good old snoop around in… it doesn’t seem that there is much to really discover in this place. We‘ve barely scratched the surface of this world and I may not return for some time. Is this really all I am going to see during my time here?

“This place is so boring and dead… it‘s like one big corpse altogether.” Bavol sulked with her usual childish manner, crossing her arms against her chest before slumping down and sitting herself onto the ground. Glancing over her shoulder she called to Yeu and Astaroth, “We can regroup once the location of the demons is found and take them out together... That is if our little jackal doesn‘t let us down. Unless either of you know of another way to approach this task.”

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Character Portrait: Detritus Astaroth Character Portrait: Bavol Character Portrait: Yeuri

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Astaroth passed his muddy eyes over the other members of the hunting party as they settled in to the human’s realm, taking in the subtleties of their reactions with a bland expression. In passing he wondered what sort of temperature the Princess had expected to find in a world of open skies and fluctuating seasons, but in the end it did not seem to be a matter worth questioning. Yeuri’s push to begin the journey was welcomed, but Astaroth could not avoid letting a sigh of irritation filter through his nostrils at being reminded of the need to wear a limiter. The name itself spoke of why it was such an unpleasant idea to him. Thoughts of limitation enforced by another were none too pleasant and his skin started to itch uncomfortably at the thought of it. Regardless of internalized complaints, he took out a limiter and ruefully attached it to his left wrist. Besides immediately distilling discomfort the device hid away his small horns and dulled the sharpness of his canines.

Following behind the others as they filtered out of the alleyway and into less filthy segments of civilization, his attention was drawn by a soft hiss at his heel. Crouching to face his returned Iaculus, an arm was extended to guide the snake to wrap around his waist while he gathered understanding from soft hisses. Quick words with nearby animal life had taught Iaculus the habits of some demons known to the area, and he also happened to have found a small creature to unfortunately call his dinner, as irrelevant as that was. Once the full length of the snake had coiled around him and had heard the full report, Astaroth stood and ran his fingers over the smooth black and white scales of his creature. As he did so, Iaculus was overtaken by an illusion and appeared to flatten until he became but a striped belt clasped by a snake biting into its tail. Turning to Yeuri as he questioned the information gathered, Astaroth spoke quickly the relevant bits of information. “The lessers tend to avoid the populated areas. We’ll have better luck somewhere more isolated, but where people would still venture to end up easy prey.”

Taking that information as guide as there was little else to go on at this point, the group began their slow work of walking to track down the erring little demons. The sound of each footstep, ill-matched by those around him that differed in weight and pacing, reminded him how many more it would take to shift through the land of humans to a place that would let them complete their quest and made the journey that much more exhaustingly dull. None of the little buildings, anonymous humans, or unfamiliar machinery that passed around them was of enough interest to alleviate the persistent sense of boredom. As the paths turned to desolation he was provided with the faintest of reliefs as they might soon come across a viable location. Astaroth seriously hoped that the Lesser Demons they were after would not be as pathetic as he believed they would be and make this trip at least slightly worthwhile. As a peculiar arrangement of distorted buildings appeared on the horizon he felt the vaguest sense of relief that seemed to be in some way reflected by those around him.

The words of the Princess on speed earned a slightly raised brow. It was almost as though she was insulting the rate that he walked. Bold words considering the number of times he thought he has heard her dragging her feet. As much as he would have liked to point that out in the form of a veiled insult, he thought better of rudeness considering the overprotective nature of her subordinate and spoke with some fabricated politeness. “It does look like the sort of place one would hide. Faster it is.”

Faster paced footsteps were little less irritatingly inefficient than the supposedly slower ones previously, but at least the motion was reliable and they found themselves at the gates of the strange place. Beyond the decay of neglect and piling up of long forgotten scrap, the place was very different in character to the area where their journey had begun. The shapes and forms of the buildings and mechanisms he could see from the entrance were senseless and exaggerated. Tearing his eyes from the curiosity ahead, he looked to the Princess and offered comment on her plan. “Sending Jackal sounds good. Splitting up - we should each take a distinct area so we don’t cover the same paths or miss a place they could be hiding in. We should be quiet too. Plenty of room for them to slip out if they hear us coming.”

After Bavol crossed the threshold of the strange location, he too stepped forward and approached a small structure with counters and broken glass windows. Half faded and peeled writing dubs the structure ‘Information’. Pinned beneath a piece of glass he finds a weathered old pamphlet which upon opening reveals a map of the place bearing the strange names of differing locations within this amusement park. A park dedicated to entertainment - a faint smirk lit his face - taking a look around he would gladly see whether or not those who made this place should be so proud to call it amusing. In the face of the curiosity he had found for in the challenge offered by this location, Bavol’s apparent disinterest struck him as out of place. Ignoring that, he responded with his somewhat differing opinion on the matter. “Unless they’re especially powerful I doubt we’ll need to work together to take them down.” Looking over the two before him for a moment, he considered that maybe it was due to his greater power that he could think that way. Well, that was their problem. “Best kill them when we see them - never know if they might move or try to run.”

As he had already memorized the map offered by the building of information, he held it out for Bavol to take. Running a finger over the far left section, he comments, “If it’s no consequence to you I’ll take this section.”

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Character Portrait: Aura Thorne Character Portrait: Bavol

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Wrong spot v.v S-sorry~

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Character Portrait: Ryuu Shosuke Character Portrait: Detritus Astaroth Character Portrait: Aura Thorne Character Portrait: Vincent Price Character Portrait: Bavol Character Portrait: Yeuri

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Character Portrait: Nathaniel K Jenova Character Portrait: Evangline DeCaprio Character Portrait: Julius King

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Eve sighed listening to the sounds of chaos outside these walls. Things were purely hectic and she could do nothing, verses and prayers could only go so far until fatal verses were learned but, these were rare and akin to pulling a needle out of a haystack. Running a gloved hand through the Captain's hair Eve tilted her head back and fought the wave of depression that came from being in a dark cramped space. Even though she wasn't exactly alone the fact the he was injured, or at the very least depleted of energy didn't help much. Gently Eve lifted his head off her lap as she stood up so she could pace, it always did help her nerves when she moved around. Listening to the sounds of the demons and the lesser spirit fight what she was assuming her teammates made her feel like an awful person. How could she be a part of a team when she was clearly demonstrating that she was a coward who couldn't be of use to anyone? Sighing Eve brushed off some dust from her slacks and was about to pick up her bible to see what she could do to help once more when she heard the tell tail signs of a person approaching. Moving in front of Cap Eve wondered what she was going to do when she truly was defenseless. Not a weapon in sight, nor an idea of what verse to chant for the demon.
XXXXX Shock hit her when it was her beloved Mr. Jenova. Her first reaction was to lunge for him like a scared child, only then did she see the horrendous agony and suffering on his visage, the bones of his arms and the wide gaping hole in his midsection. Cramming her hands to her mouth Eve tried to hold back a cry of suffering on his behalf. He looked like hell and then some. Finally did she allow her eyes to trail back to his visage to notice that his lips were moving. Slowly crawling out of shock she caught the tail end of his words “..go...r-right now.” Nodding her head. Eve went to Cap in a stupor, moving to sink she cupped her hands and collected ice cold water dropping on Cap Eve had the feeling it wouldn’t work. Attempting once more Eve wound her arm and cringed right before she slapped him hearing the sound of her leather glove hit his face Eve winced and said a pointless “I’m so so so terribly sorry about that.” only she felt once more on the negative side, of this not working and prepared to drag him once more, unless that slap really did work.

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Character Portrait: Satan Azrael Character Portrait: Detritus Astaroth Character Portrait: Aura Thorne Character Portrait: Cerbin "Cerberus" Hiberion Character Portrait: Bavol

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#, as written by Damioa
(Ignore please. Wrong spot.)

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Character Portrait: Ryuu Shosuke Character Portrait: Satan Azrael Character Portrait: Felspar Tera'le Character Portrait: Detritus Astaroth Character Portrait: Aura Thorne Character Portrait: Nathaniel K Jenova Character Portrait: Cerbin "Cerberus" Hiberion Character Portrait: Bavol Character Portrait: Evangline DeCaprio Character Portrait: Yeuri Character Portrait: Julius King

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Nathaniel Kale Jenova



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When Julius spoke of re-summoning one of his familiars he looked at him with a weak frown of disapprove before weakly speaking to him, despite looking like death walking and pressed into the young man, it was clear he was strong and could be respected for his resolve at this moment and devotion to Eve's and Julius' health before his which was far dire than theirs. But despite this he ordered the young man. ''Don't summon... You are already strained. I can see it, you will just hurt yourself.''

But as he heard foot steps he put his gun blade up, only to lower it and de-summon his weapon in black mist as he instantly saw that it was Ryuu. He was in obvious pain, struggling to stand but his eyes looked strong still, like... this was not the worst thing he had been though which would tell Ryuu... He was far from a simple teacher, more so now than ever as he shook his head softly and answered her honestly. ''You... can not help me. But I - I can help you.'' He looked to the side of Ryuu before putting a hand up then back to her. ''The bus right?'' He then swiped his hand down. A blast of wind and a crack appeared on the floor before a crack of bluish white light appeared and opened, showing the bus. He slowly put his hand down looking like he was about to pass out. ''All I need... is for you all to go through that rift of mine and you - you will be right at the bus.''

He let the sight and words soak in for a time, his breaths becoming more tired. The use of this rift would send a spike of power to Satan and the Primordiums. Satan would recognize this spike of power from... through out the years... Though it had been a long time since he would of felt this familiar surge of power that bent dimensions to, for him, a stranger, their will. The Primordiums would know this feeling also but... not understand it nor know what or who was causing it. They would have to see Satan about this... unnatural bent in dimension. Demons still in the area would also feel this presence of strange... new power for as long as the rift was open.

Nathaniel then spoke once more, getting more and more out of it, trying to focus still, despite his aggressive wounds. ''All I need... Is a room to take in... for some hours or... days... I don't know... But do not waste medical attention on me... I will be fine after some... rest.'' He looked away some, obvious there was more to tell, but he was reluctant to go into it. He pushed himself up, forcing himself to stand on his own, despite the maimed left arm with it's bone exposed. Or that there was a gaping hole in his midsection that still bled but it was slowing along with his breath and consciousness. He held a hand out weakly when more bluish mist came from his mouth and formed another ethereal orb that crystallized and he caught it in his hand before smashing it on the ground before cracking his neck. ''F-four..'' He mumbled to himself before he gently pushed everyone at once with him through the rift. The would suddenly all four of them be standing in front of the bus as the rift closed. Ending the spike of power once more.

He dragged his feet to the bus' door and opened it before just... getting onto the bus at the back and collapsing onto the row of seats, his breathing slowing but he refused to close his eyes or relax. He waited for Ryuu, Eve and Julius to follow with no energy to speak he just waited, starting to shiver from blood loss, his teeth chattering.

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Character Portrait: Bavol Character Portrait: Yeuri

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Yeuri + Bavol





The demonic avian seemed to plague his side, continuously hovering nearby, but just out of reach. He couldn’t fathom why it remained, since its job was over. Besides the fact, no other demons were to be left out in the human world once they left. It chattered at him annoyingly, and no matter how many times he glared at the stupid beast, it remained unfazed. Probably because it figured that Yeuri couldn’t reach it. It of course would be wrong, but Yeu had more patience than people probably expected from him.

He brought parted his lips as he brought his index finger to his fangs, piercing down on the flesh and not even bothering to watch as the liquid pooled at the opening. Raising his hand, he offered it to the demonic bird, and as it swooped down, he snatched it by the neck and tightened his grip. In panic, the bird defaulted to the message it knew, but Yeu didn’t allow the second syllable to leave the bird’s beak. His eyes narrowed and he glared into the beast’s eye sockets. ”You’re going to go find your friend, buy if you know what’s good for you, you’ll stay close.”

While he figured that the beast only caught half of what he said, he made his intentions clear through body language and a lowered language, and released the bird uninterestedly. It made an awkward show of wings as it attempted to regain itself, and soon angled up higher into the air to glide and seek out upon the horizon another demon. Yeuri had immediately known that the messenger was not the only one, and the horrid looking avians probably tended to flock together for safety, so it was only natural for it to seek out others. However, he could care less about Astaroth, and was more interested in returning to his Mistress’s side.

With the basic knowledge of the park’s layout, the intended sections for each of them, and the bird’s guidance, it was not long before his path crossed Bavol’s. It was easy to spot her, what with her all-white attire and hair contrasting against the darkened surroundings, and he gave a short call to her with a rather satisfied smirk. Despite being stained with Lesser blood and a bit of his own, he still looked as chipper as ever, and his tone was warm and inviting. As he neared her, he made further note that Astaroth was nowhere to be found, and simply shrugged at the information. The demon was more than capable of handling himself, and they really didn’t particularly want to babysit the man either.

His step fell in with Bavol’s and he resumed his protective stance near her. ”Well, that was interesting enough.” He commented, soon taking an invisible route back to the gates of the park to begin the rather long journey back to the gates. He figured that there were several ways to shorten the journey, but he made no mention of them as he gazed up at the stars. ”You’re alright?” He took a moment to look her up and down and check for any discrepancies on her person. He could only do so much while walking, and had already decided that he’d do a more thorough job once they returned to Inferno. Lifting his arms and folding his elbows behind his head, he rested his hands on the back of his neck and let out a content sigh.

Hm?


Shifting her figure round in response to the familiar voice that called to her, Bavol immediately recognized the bearer of the voice and smiled, allowing her eyes to fall contently onto the reassuring figure of Yeu who now stood before her. Unsurprisingly, and somewhat expected, her faithful subordinate was marked in blood and yet still held his usual upbeat-ness about himself. Clearly, from what the princess could already presume, the demon had most likely been enjoying himself a little too much whilst out in the human realm - what with the blood that discolored his attire and body.


“I‘d hate to see how the other demon looked.“ She stated in an amused tone though already knew the outcome. After all, he was her bodyguard for a reason. “Looks like it will just be the pair of us journeying home. Astaroth must be pretty busy elsewhere.“ She said once realizing that their initial group had fallen to just the two of them - a rather preferred outcome unsurprisingly. Following on after Yeu the girl remained close to the demon as the pair made their way back to the entrance of the amusement park. At his comment, however, Bavol looked to her subordinate with a mischievous smirk spreading across her lips. “Interesting doesn‘t even begin to describe it.“ She teased, though gave little indication as to what she really meant. Most likely she would inform the demon of all that she had experienced whilst in his absence later once they return back to Inferno, and likewise, interrogate Yeu on what exactly he found interesting.

When showing interest in her general welfare the princess merely gave a nod of reassurance, and smirked, “I‘m as good as can be. On the other hand though, you look as if you took a bit of a rough and tumble.“ As they left the borders of what remained of the amusement park the demons began the tiring walk back to their gate, and of course Bavol was not at all too thrilled at the thought. She hunched over and began to drag her feet a little, her features appearing rather unimpressed and displeased at best. Sulking, somewhat like an irritated child, she looked to her subordinate. “Next time we visit we‘re definitely getting transport… aaaaand we‘re going to cause all sorts of mischief in the nearest town - not the most furthest, deadest and un-amusing-est place on this damn Earth!“


At his Mistress’s half praising half joking comment of the blood that marred his body, Yeu flashed her a harsh lopsided grin, but gave no comment as both knew it was more of a rhetorical statement. With the confirmation of Astaroth’s absence, Yeu stepped up his pace and listened as Bavol spoke. ”…even begin to describe it.“ He simply shrugged his shoulders with a little smirk. ”And yet unreasonably dull.” Mostly his little afterthought was directed towards the entirety of their adventure and lack of any actual mischief.

”You look as if you took a bit of a rough and tumble.“ Her words produced a short laugh from Yukon’s lips, and he grinned down at her with a wry grin, ”What can I say, I guess I like to play with my mice before I devour them.” As they walked through the gates, Yeuri immediately noticed Bavol’s posture change, though it wasn’t anything unusual. From the years he had spent with her, and his knowledge of Sloth, he could read her very well. She obviously was not thrilled about the prospect of walking all the way back.

As she looked up at him with that pitiful little gaze of hers, he couldn’t help but allow his entire focus to rest on her and strain at her every word. She spoke of their next visit- which Yeuri was very pleased to hear of- and even agreed with him on his overview of their visit. An honest laugh rumbled through his throat as she ranted, and he couldn’t agree more. Not even a little bit of chaos was injected among the mortals, and that just wouldn’t do.

As their trek began, it did not take long for Bavol to pout and drag herself along, and while Yeuri didn’t usually mind it so much, the faster they got back the sooner they could rest and go out once more for some real fun. He slowed to a stop and crouched down, peering up at his Mistress before she inevitably asked. ”C’mere.” Yukon made motion for her to climb aboard, and he could already hear the squee of gratitude before it even left her lips. He just rolled his eyes good-naturedly and gave her a soft grin before hoisting her up on his back and carrying her the rest of the way at a swift run.

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Character Portrait: Ryuu Shosuke Character Portrait: Cerbin "Cerberus" Hiberion Character Portrait: Julius King Character Portrait: Cuthbert Baltair

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#, as written by Damioa
Sorry wrong place...... Again -__-

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Character Portrait: Bavol Character Portrait: Yeuri

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#, as written by Skwidge
Woops, didn't even think about placement. What a pain.

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Character Portrait: Satan Azrael Character Portrait: Vincent Price Character Portrait: Bavol Character Portrait: Alvina Erinyes

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Character Portrait: Satan Azrael Character Portrait: Vincent Price Character Portrait: Alvina Erinyes

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((Wrong Location Sorry.))

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Character Portrait: Cerbin "Cerberus" Hiberion Character Portrait: Bavol Character Portrait: Yeuri Character Portrait: Cuthbert Baltair

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#, as written by Kapento
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Character Portrait: Detritus Astaroth

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XXXX Astaroth readjusted his weight in response to a groan from the rusted metal track on which he stood, cross-armed and confident. To save time wandering the area, knowing that there were more than lesser demons here to get in his way, he had chosen a high vantage point from which to scan the park below. The array of people messing around in the rotting carcass of supposed amusement were observed by serpentine eyes falling on each distant blot of movement with the utmost disinterest. The mission of fighting and killing had seemed fun at first, but already it had lost its lustre. Those distant specs with their flashes of light and colour did not feel worth the effort of engaging. Astaroth turned his gaze from the park and looked out to the barren horizon stretching behind it. At the end of the day this outing left him feeling more like a child on a field-trip than a man on a mission. The only difference, he felt, was that instead of some angel leading him around and reciting insignificant history, there was some old demon lazing on a throne while waiting for their report. That is, if Azrael cared at all what became of the lesser demons. It was a strangely insignificant undertaking from the start.

XXXX Astaroth was beginning to weigh whether he preferred to be ordered around by a demon or by a crusty angel when he was occupied instead by the sound of approaching wings. The noisy flight from the messy wings of Inferno's messenger birds. A disgusting sound. An uninviting glare was turned on the approaching weak bird sent by Azrael, causing it to stop and relay its message - orders to return to hell. Astaroth waved it off impatiently without verbal response. Looking back to the others to try and distinguish which of those blots he was supposedly united with on this venture, he questioned why Azrael suddenly needed them back. What would he know of their progress at this point? Did it not matter if they were finished or not? Perhaps it really was a pointless distraction to get them out of Inferno. A small smile appeared over a thought that proposed something terrible might had happened in Inferno. He would not mind a change of management. The scuffle between mindless factions could be interesting.

XXXX Deciding not to take the time to climb down from his perch, he jumped from a height bordering carelessness and watched the ground advance with open arms as he waited for the moment before impact. The temptation rose to bring out his scarcely used wings, but he was not alone and he had little desire to show off his black stained angel feathers. Shifting at the perfect moment, he took the hard impact landing on his feet. Ever so briefly the rattling sounds resonating in the surrounding delicate buildings affected by his impact amused him. A moment later, his expression turned to irritation at the thought of a return trip accompanying the princess Bavol and her boy-toy. He really had no interest in spending any more time in audio proximity of the princess's sugary voice and quickly decided to take his own way back. Preferably, a longer one that would avoid them entirely. He doubted they would have much concern for his absence.

XXXX Weaving through roller-coaster supports, he found a break in the once colourfully painted backdrop wall at the opposite end of the park from where they had entered and exited to a sense of isolation. The park of amusement, he decided, had not lived up to its name. At the very least he had gotten to fight something, as poor and brief a fight as it had been. The one with a red eye and questions about demon plans. Where was that knowledge gained? What was the boy? An irritated scoff left him. So much time in Inferno must have made him lazy that he had let one who threatened him simply walk away... Hooking his thumbs into his black and white belt, the camouflaged incarnation of his snake familiar, he lingered with his irritating thoughts of what should have been done as he stared at the dull landscape ahead.

XXXX The barren path ahead drained care over that one lost kill in favour of more significant thoughts. Earth... The third world to be created. An unappealing place filled with weak little creatures predominantly ignorant of the higher realms all around them. For what purpose did the goddess bother? Each creation went further downhill after Aurae. Perhaps she had been trying to convince herself that her masterpiece was not a fluke and she could make another place good enough to birth and house worthy men. But she could not. Her work was finished with Aurae and she would have done better dying there, purpose completed. At least we have some places to wipe our feet on... Astaroth gazed up to the sky as though his snake-like eyes were powerful enough to penetrate the realms and peer into Aurae. Father - dead. Brothers - dead. Little Tera'le... What had little Tera'le been up to? He carried the Grigorie blood, even if it was too far infected by their mother. He bared his teeth in a grin, thinking words intended to be cooed to his brother, Run the place now, do you?

XXXX From a bush a few meters to the left emanated a soft hissing. Astaroth's eyes locked on the source of the sound. He crouched and then crept silently closer until enough of the creature came into view among the foliage to confirm that it was a snake. With a sly smile, Astaroth stroked his belt, mumbling quietly, “An earth companion of yours, Iaculus. Do you think it even has teeth?” Chuckling under his breath, he began to reverse the camouflage veiling his familiar. As Iaculus gradually regained his muscular python prepositions, Astaroth supported his belly as he slid from around him and winded onto the ground.

XXXX As if Iaculus's return to full form sent out a silent warning, the Earth snake shot from the bush and fled away from the park the instant the familiar settled independently on the Earth. Astaroth laughed in mocking amusement. Nothing like an Inferno snake, so small and skittish. The snakes of Inferno almost always attacked and died long before considering running. Pathetic Earth. Expecting Iaculus to keep up, Astaroth began chasing after the fleeing snake as it whipped across the dry landscape.

XXXX Matching the less than impressive speed of the snake would have taken little effort, but Astaroth chose instead to hold back as though it was defeating him. Pretending the chase to be a struggle, he only occasionally pressed forward and make a grab at the creature's tail. With each threat of capture he imagined the creature's terror spiking only to be soothed by intermittent hope as it regained the lead again. The activity enthralled him, overriding awareness of the time being wasted, the true futility of the distraction. How foolish he would appear frolicking about, cackling, with a snake as his target and a much larger snake following at his heel. A burst of laughter, very different in tone than those amused chuckles that had preceded it, sounded in response to the snake partially lashing back to try to bite him as he made another grab for its tail. When he had drained the loud laugh of all its pleasure, he straightened his form and closed the distance between himself and the snake that had grown while he stumbled with laughter.

XXXX Astaroth suddenly stilled, Iaculus took the effort to make a quick stop so not to collide with his master. Flicking his tongue, he observed as the snake they had pursued gave a final twitch, Astaroth's dagger pinned through its head. Astaroth face was void of all amusement, as though Iaculus had imagined the entire frolicking adventure.

XXXX Astaroth's face remained blank as he took the time to milk the venom from the felled snake into a spare bottle pulled from the pouch at his side. Standing and stowing the bottle away to be tested later, he turned his eyes to the sky, this time looking at it rather than trying to peer through it. It had shifted, changed colour and form, and appeared now so different than it had when they arrived. He had a poor impression of the time that had passed. He was quick in deciding he had little inclination, in any case, to care. Let Azrael get impatient if he would. The smooth scales of Iaculus underbelly brushed over his foot as the snake moved to continue on the path they had started during the chase. Astaroth eyed him and scoffed. Not about to be the follower, he caught up with him and picked him up by the neck before guiding him to circle back around his waist and into belt form.

XXXX At a carelessly moderate pace he took a roundabout path calculated to lead back to the portal from which he had entered Earth. After searching two different alleys which momentarily impersonated the one he was looking for, he found the proper alley. It was the stink of those particular garbage bins that confirmed it. As he pressed through the wall to sink back to Inferno, a strange sensation prickled at him, and he knew it meant something all too terribly interesting.