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Dread Pirate Captain Blackheart

"No relation..."

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a character in “The Multiverse”, as played by Sepokku

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Name: Captain Integra Blackheart
Occupation: Mercenary


Appearance: Eyes like sea-glass; made for the Ocean. Slender, and of average height, with hair the color of straw. The man is rarely seen in an outfit other than his Captain's attire. The pea coat, boots, and tricorn having almost become part of his soul, as much as the pistol and knives. Bits and baubles dangling from the tricorn, tend to jingle together along with the many knives concealed on his person, creating a metallic rasping noise unless he walks a very specific way. The man's skin is scarred in more than a few places, evidence of past knife-fights.

Personality: Cocky to a fault, prone to outbursts of violence, and unable to control himself. Such was the Pirate King he had once been. Now Blackheart was a bit quieter, more thoughtful, and his outbursts of violence eerily cold. What had once been cockiness was now simply status quo. He likes working in solitude, liquor, and having a warm place to chat. Losing that which was dearest to him caused him to renounce piracy, and while the moniker has stuck, the man makes an honest living selling his services.

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Equipment and Abilities: Blackheart made a Faustian bargain; the spirit lives off Integra's life force, and in turn it teaches him magic, and focuses his raw power. The spirit, Bezalel, specializes in shadow magic, but knows many others. He currently favors a .45 Caliber pistol and an array of knives and short swords. A ring of sustenance lets him sleep only two hours a night and only eat for amusement, and a personal force-field helps keep him alive. Last, but not least, was his Frigate. Top of the line, made by off-world elves that specialized in interstellar travel, the damn thing was for all intents and purposes, an extension of Blackheart's soul. Armed with twelve top of the line cannons of varying design, two were Ionic to deal with ships, another two were rail-guns made for whole-sale devastation, two magitech cannons for utility, two that simply spat out a sludge of weaponized nanites, two specialized with with chains and hooks for towing ships closer, the last two were specialized lasers. Either could be weaponized, but their true value lie in using one to induce a thermal outflow off Stars, and the second to super-cool the run-off. This process could turn stars into fuel, and helped fuel the spacecraft which otherwise ate through fuel at an alarming rate due to it's AI.

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Historical Background: House Amantem. It had once served as the only House of Hunters in a thousand mile radius. The Amantem Hunters were renowned for their skills, and wildly respected. They lived in the lap of luxury. However, as the time passed House Amantem did not age well. By the era of Integra it was but a shadow of its former self. Having been split into three on his father's death; the Estate lay on the brink of ruin. Integra brought it back, through sheer determination he and his childhood friend managed to continue working as Anti-Freak specialists long enough to keep the Estate afloat. Young Integra was a freak himself, having been born to a mother who was a witch. He chose to ignore the powers for sometime, but when he fell in love with a young werewolf, he began to dabble as a way to extend an olive branch to her. It worked and they lived happily together for sometime, until she simply disappeared. Once, Integra had been able to scry her from any distance, now she was lost to him. He delved deeper and deeper into the dark magic his mother had left him; an attempt to find his lover, but never could. In desperation, he freed and made a pact with a shadowy demon named Bezalel, losing himself in his quest. Integra can't remember what he's looking for anymore, or why. He only knows that though he successfully bound the Black Hound Bezalel inside him; it is waiting for him to slip up, and he can't afford to be so weak.

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So begins...

Dread Pirate Captain Blackheart's Story

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Wraeyoln was nice enough, the Arena proved entertaining with the various races it kept bringing in. Dread Pirate Captain Integra Blackheart was currently looking for some kind of biological weapon. The job was all kinds of shady and Integra almost suspected it of being a front for child slavery, but he didn't really need the money and figured if anyone was going to look into it, it should be someone with the tact to deal with it properly.

Just as the crowd favorite Higim was getting into a fight that might actual interest the mercenary, his headset began chirping in his ear. It was the fourth time in a row he missed the old Duegar's finale and frankly it was starting to irk him. His ship's A.I. had began picking up on a short-range broadcast and it was listening in on it, "It looks like another Ship's AI, though nowhere near as advanced as me ~" Blackheart could almost imagine the avatar's little wink. He had splurged on the artificial intelligence and named it Omnia. She made the ship feel like home, though he loathed to admit it.

"Show me ?" A small map of the arena appeared, highlighting a semi-circle path to an icon representing, where a small signal was being transmitted and received. "Voice recognition would pin her as female, her ship is docked in orbit. And, oh my what a naughty little creature, she is using her A.I. to hedge her bets." That was all Blackheart needed to hear, and he started across the arena. "Mmm, I'm wrong ! She's looking for something more illegal to earn her moolah ~ Child slavery perhaps? Ah... the guards got to her..." Guards complicates things... I don't want to split this bounty Blackheart slowed slightly, chewing on his lip as he mulled the problem over.

"The guards are gone ! And her A.I. has gone silent, probably due to the Mana storm. Little Miss Rebel had to dock in orbit, teehee. Oh.... They're moving" "What? Don't oh me, that doesn't sound good!" He spat out, running after them. "She disappeared, with a biomass and a Tiefling, they are evading my scanners," she let out a disappointed sigh, her personality hadn't been a cheap upgrade to add on.

"Disappeared indeed..." There were no illusions, or residue of magitech transportation. Blackheart stared at the wall in front of him, the trail ended here, at what appeared to be "A safehouse...? This job did not pay well enough to topple a crime syndicate..." The shadows beneath his hand began to lick greedily at the wall, seeming to outline the runes in the wall. Chronomancy strong enough to tantalize Bezalel...? "Sleuth work doesn't become me..."

"What are the odds that's the biomass we're here for?" he half-joked to himself. "Too many variables to accurately calculate with current processing power, permission to off-load to all nearby processors I can wrest control of?" The young man began to head for his ship, The Bleeding Heart, to pay Specter a visit. "Definite no." Perhaps I'll wait for a break in the storm, otherwise i'll have to tack on another thousand for expenses

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'I stood before the door that he had described the night before his death. A madman raving fever dreams before insanity took his mind. Truly, most people found him a fool and only one human has ever ventured to this “Nameless City” and returned to speak of it. The consensus being what he found there brought him to madness. I met various people on my way here who speculated on what he found in the Nameless City. Their ideas varied from a being akin to angels or demon, an Apple of Eden, the lord of darkness himself, a living old god, all the way down to absolutely nothing. As a young beggar girl told me while I passed through the Holy City “It is the vast expanse of nothingness that drove Abdul to madness, his expectations filled up the empty mausoleum and he could not leave with his sanity.” I found myself liking the young girl’s words best. She could not have been over fourteen years of age, something that made her words all the more ominous.

I bumbled my way to the Nameless City, tracing what footsteps I could unearth. My traveling companion Swan left me only three weeks prior, and I have eaten all the weight bearing animals he did not leave with. A small bag of holding filled with rations and essentials is to sustain me for the few nights I remain here. In hushed voices across the Multiverse, it is spoken of that there is an ancient artifact that was authored in the Hall of Riots, while under the influence of the Old Gods or perhaps even the Dark Tapestry itself. The journal held the key to reaching my destination. I had never been much of a historian growing up, but recent events and a plethora of time on my hands had led me here. The whole of my reasoning behind coming to this plane would fill the entirety of a novel and I fear I haven't the time to write another book.

The smooth doors felt like obsidian under my fingers, though it could not have been for the door itself was far too black, and didnt reflect light. Like staring into a starless night up at the Dark Tapestry. I had read of doors that opened to demi-planes of pure darkness. Terror crept up my spine and for a morose second i did not have what it took to open the door. My hand felt cold, the door seemed to thrum almost with a deep guttural vibration like the entirety of the world were quivering with anticipation. I drew my hand back and the shaking did not stop. Quite the opposite, everything seemed to crescendo until my ears began to bleed. I still cannot recall exactly why or when but somewhere in my fevered confusion, I must have pushed open the door. Strange that I should not remember forcing it open, I remember thinking it must have been ungodly heavy.

Then, without warning or pause, I was simply inside the door. It must have shut behind me, or perhaps the door simply did not exist wherever in the multiverse it let out. I could not see, but could hear things in the darkness. I tried to summon up daylight but nothing came, only the endlessly chattering blackness. I found myself suddenly aware of movement, like the sensation of walking. I could not feel my body though, my legs did not move and I could not bring myself to action. Perhaps my body was not my own here, as if the entirety of the realm I had stepped into belonged to another being and my appearing here was forcing it to use some of its own bodily mass to give me shape.

I will never no how long this went on, perhaps it never ended and even now as I write this I am in the black infernal void, tithing away my time in fever dreams of calligraphy. For what was both only a single instance and all of eternity, I was one with the Dark Tapestry. I was ever-flowing and eternal. I could hear the Elder Ones ugly whispers and promises of power and darkness came to me. The eldritch calling in my veins begged me to stay, lie silently and wait. I remember feeling calm, at peace, like I belonged. Regardless of birth, circumstance, creed, or even physiology, the elder ones accepted me. However.... I couldn't stay here, in Gehenna, lost. There was still much to be done, I had to find the Nameless City. My eyes opened to find nearing the end of the Hall of Riots, there was a journal to be found here. The next step in my long quest... If only I could find it. If only I could find it. If only I could find it. If only I could find it. If only I could find it. If only I could find it. If only I could find it. If only I could find it. If only I could find it. If only I could find it. If only I could find it. If only I could find it.'

-Burned into parts of the Hall




The once Dread Pirate was hopelessly lost. He could hear only Bezalel whispering sweet nothings in Aklo. He would vaguely become aware of burning through a tremendous amount of power in a small amount of time, only to find he was unconsciously scorching writing into the Hall again. "This is never going to end..." He dreaded yet again. Bezalel flared behind him, a cloak of shadows, snaking out and around of it's own accord "It's almost over sweetest, the shadow demon promised me, it's voice seeming to sound from everywhere at once. None of the journals had what he was looking for yet. Grant us eyes, that my sweetest may see you Integra grit his teeth at the voice, he felt it would make his ears bleed. His shadow had detached entirely, a black almost hound trotting along side him, it's tongue lolling out of a perpetually black drooling mouth. The ground had 'I could find it. I could find it." spiraling what seemed to Integra, endlessly ahead of him. The hound stopped to sniff at the ground, it's nose pushing stray papers out of the way as he rooted through the nonsense. Heeeerrrreeee it's voice droned on, louder and deeper until blood began to drip from the Captain's ears. The leather felt nice on his fingers, he noted while running a finger up and down the spine. "Well let's be off then.

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"We are approaching your drop-site, love ♥" The hologram smiled at him and blew him a kiss,
"We'll be waiting just outside of town my sweetest," The AI quickly decelerated Bleeding Heart, and the auto-doors opened as he let himself fall backwards out of his only home. "La Plume," the words were torn from his mouth by the air as he fell but it was the thought that counted, and he began to fall lightly and slowly, like a feather. His boots touched the ground outside the Guild with a light click. He'd been here a couple times looking for work, but nothing had caught his interest.

The sun beat down on his back, it hadn't been so warm thousands of feet up and he was almost tempted to shrug off the overcoat. He made note of a Neko taking particular interest in a dangerous job. Gonna get yourself killed for the temptation of a little money? He tried to dispel the dark thought from his mind by reassuring himself that she wasn't that crazy, and made his way to the bar. "Bourbon on the rocks, the good stuff. Make it a double"

He had just started taking a second long drink when the Neko made him choke and start coughing. Now Integra,
you can't jump to the aid of every stray you see.
Just a month ago, the stray dog he picked up had ended up being biologically modified and when he cast a "fetch spell" it got so excited it began to breath fire, all over him. "My, my, Captain do you hear the grit on this kitten setting out to slay the Demon King? A veritable Akechi in this dirty old bar!" Integra was about to reprimand his AI for interrupting him in the middle of a good drink when what she had said registered on him. "No doubt here for this high priority Emergency Quest that was posted ~" He could almost imagine her knowing smirk smiling at him back home.

Blackheart ordered another quick bourbon, shooting it down in a flat second, before heading over to the Quest Counter "My good man! I would also like an order of Demon King. Dread Pirate Captain Integra Blackheart, swashbuckler extraordinaire, powerful mage, deadly gunslinger, and luckily enough for the fate of this world looking for work." He tried his best to flash a cheesy grin, while producing the identification Origin officials had given him when he migrated here.

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It’s been...Quite a wait for this request...She was about to head out when her scanners picked up a familiar signal was when she noticed a man, who declared himself as the Dread Captain Integra Blackheart...She was either looking at a regular pirate or a space pirate. Her gut was leaning to the space pirate variety.

His personality reminded her a bit of her adoptive father. A little boastful, but something she heard enough times to get used to. Still, she did not have any more business around here most likely. If he was really here then she should get a move on. She was certain other people were already send ahead on the quest or something...And a loss of time is a loss of free time to build some dream machine she thinks of. Always improve your skills as her adoptive father once said.

With a nod, she got up from her seat and stretched out a bit...Perhaps a small talk with the pirate before she left would be nice. “Hey Pirate, Careful you don’t sink out there. So good luck.” She waved at him.

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It had taken a bit longer to get even a handful of people to gather for the quest then Liam would have liked, but he just shrugged it off and moved forward. He hoped others would join them afterwards, but he wanted...or rather, he felt he had to start now. He was expecting at least another person along with them, and there were a few other adventurers who had joined as well but no one who looked notable or stood out really other then a couple.

"Alright, well. It looks like one of the people personally hired by the guild is late. I wish I could go on the quest myself, but it would be bad for the Guildmaster to leave in case some sort of Crisis level event happens so I cant. That said, I would want to wait for this person but..."

"Sorry! I am here!"

Suddenly, a young voice called out as a girl with white hair and red eyes came running out of the crowd. The Guildmaster raised his eyebrows with surprise.

"Ohhh, I was told you were a boy..."

"I am a boy!"

"Oh...oh! Sorry!"

Correction: Suddenly, a young voice called out as a boy with white hair and red eyes came running out of the crowd.

"So then, you are..."

"Rivian Rixy, reporting for the quest! That reward though, you were serious right?"

"Yeah".

"Then yes!"

Somehow, the Guildmaster had a strange feeling this would be a strange party, but he decided to shrug it off for now as he looked at the others.

"Basically, some time ago we confirmed thanks to those pillars of light shooting into the sky that a Demon King either Awakened or Revived. Therefore, I want to assemble a talented group of adventurers to delve into Demon King Millen's Crypt, which has become a Magical Dungeon, get to the innermost chamber, and confirm that Demon King Millen is still dead and not alive at all. Even in this age, he would pose a significant threat, and this Dungeon seemed to be created from his magical energies or Demon King Essence. In addition, I would request that you get a sample of the Demon King Blood for analysis if possible. If you are all interested, then I shall go further into details. Please feel free to ask any questions".

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A young white-haired girl appeared out of the crowd, joining the small suicidal party bound for what was certain doom for most involved. The Dread Pirate Captain Blackheart's head lit up with pain and Bezalel screeched, thrashing at the cage that held it and demanding tribute. This boy.... he must die Blackheart raised a hand to his hand as inconspicuously as possible, rubbing the bridge of his nose. It's a girl you fucking retard. He did his best to dismiss his thought and listen to the Guild Master's explanation. The girl was a boy, much to the chagrin of Integra. He tried to occupy himself with thoughts on how this pre-teen was cleared for this Quest. "Rivian 'Sparks' Rixy! There's precious little on him on the official roster. Say doesn't Rixy sound familiar..." Flense his tiny little body, keep the bones for later... Yes, yes, yes, that will do! Bezalel's constant screeching in his head was proving taxing.

"What was that dear?" He pressed a hand to his ear, trying to emphasize the ear-piece that connected him to Omnia. "Rixy, doesn't that sound familar." Doesn't that sound familar. A wave of nausea overtook Blackheart and his face grew pale as he fought to keep it down. He managed to re-center himself in time to hear the Guild master explain that they needed a sample of Demon King Blood and that he would now answer any questions.

"Ah yes of course, he's a biomass. Part of that illegal child slavery bounty we picked up some time ago... What a coincidence ~" The AI chirping in his ear made him stare at the little boy. True he doesn't look normal... "Yes, hi, devilishly handsome demon-slayer Captain Blackheart here. Um.... I get this is a Emergency mission and all but isn't there like, a line you draw at sending would-be adventurers to their deaths?" He couldn't help but think about losing control and attacking Rivian in the middle of the dungeon, dooming the entire expedition. "I checked everyone here's public Quest Record, and honestly I'm not feeling comfortable trusting them with my life."

He produced a sky-blue metal flask, made of an off-world metal and damn near indestructible, the flask was the only thing he trusted with his life. He unclasped the top with a flick of his thumb and took another long pull of bourbon. Cut your losses and walk away Blackheart, no magic is worth dying in another man's crypt. "Unless you tell me that Rivian here can pull a katana out of his ass, slay dragons, and move faster than the speed of sound, I might have to walk!" The man proclaimed, rubbing his index finger and thumb together, while pretending to carefully examine his gloved other hand.

"Here we are! An encrypted test file on the Rixy brothers! Oh la la, Rivian specializes in moving like electricity and creating weapons at will. Hmm, electricity moves at about one million times the speed of sound. Looks like the biomass meets all your qualifications! Good luck dearest, I'm rooting for you!" Color drained from Blackheart's face as he hoped no one could hear Omnia relaying her findings to him via ear-piece. It might have just been Blackheart's imagination but for a moment he felt a massive shadow fall over him, oppressing the usually chipper Captain. "I mean... Devilishly handsome demon-slayer Dread Pirate Captain Blackheart ready to ship out" He told the Guildmaster lamely while beginning to double-check his weaponry.

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D-Did she just get ignored? Did she Minsu, trying to be friendly get absolutely ignored?...Well it was no big deal really. She was not going to yell at him or engage in some sort of fight just for being brushed off like a speck of dust trying to talk to someone. With a sigh, she dug into her shorts and pulled out some sort of small hand-held device.

With a few twists, the device unfurled into some sort of holographic screen which hovered by itself allowing her to drag some floating icons as she got a sudden notification. A small video feed came up as she saw some sort of massive mech dropping in from orbit. She let out a surprised yelp as she saw this. Yep there was no doubt!

Her adoptive father! The self proclaimed number one mercenary with one of the largest bounties on his head in the universe! The man simply called Russian. She put a fist in her hand as she gave a nod. "Alright!...He is actually on this planet! Time to say hi I guess." She shrugged to herself as she closed the device and put it back in her pockets.

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As one of them went on to be ignored and then distracted themselves, while the other seemed to get objective about Rivian and then seemed to get even more interested in them. Liam figured he should probably have everything resolved, but the question was how. Well, he also had to resolve the issue with Rivian, who was absolutely vital to this.

Of course, as the Guildmaster he was used to this kind of stuff. And he also saw a suitable person to help with this situation.

"Well, Rivian is both a vital member as someone who can get us in, and is fully capable. By the way, to the bounty hunter sixty feet behind him, you should just give up the act".

As Liam said those words, suddenly a man who had been wearing sunglasses and a dark heavy jacket reacted by quickly pulling out a large sword and rushed towards Rivian in the hopes of getting him, collecting the body, and running out before anyone could react to the situation. From what he had seen, Rivian was a nervous type and would be easy to startle and throw off balance.

And yet, the Rivian in front of him turned towards him with cold, focused eyes as blood shot out of his hand and formed a katana, which hardened and refined itself into a form where it looked like it was made of steel shaded to be the color blood red, and swung around without any hesitation which immediately cut the man's head off. In fact, not a single movement had any hesitation or wasted movement. Rivian looked around and confirmed there was other hostiles, before he turned back towards the others. That cold, focused state lingered for a moment before...

"Oh...oh! I am really sorry! I got blood all over your floors!"

He said that as he bowed in apology.

"Its fine its fine, this is not the first time something like this happened. Anyways..."

He then went over to Minsu and smiled at her.

"Minsu, you have been pretty silent so far. What do you think of our guest?"

Liam gave her the time to respond to his question, before he backed up and looked at all three of them as well as any others that might join.

"You see, the Demon King's Crypt is also sealed by a powerful barrier that requires a certain key to open. We managed to get authorization to use the key after a lot of pressure, but a second issue exists. A second barrier is around the entrance, that will prevent anyone who is not in the possession of the Demon King Blood from entering. Now, we could attempt methods to go around that, but Rivian makes it a lot easier. Due to one of his powers, his body will adapt to give the genetic sequence needed to open it without him needing actual Demon King Blood, which is either only obtained from whatever samples are said not to exist in any known location, or from an actual Demon King or some artifact that had been related to him. In other words, he is essentially our lockpick from an otherwise annoying lock we would have to find an alternate method to get around or break".

As Liam explained that, he also looked to Minsu.

"And between him, you, and our other friend here, I am already confident this quest can be done. Though, if we could get any more people that would make it even better. It should not be too hard either, since there should be quite a number of valuable rewards and such".

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The once King of pirates let loose a low and impressed whistle, the young boys mastery of the blade having impressed. He shrugged his loose shoulders casually before reaching for his flask yet another time, his nimble fingers unscrewing the flask while talking, "What can I say, the boy's got potential. Eyes of a... uh, what was the word again..." punctuating the sentence, the man pressed the flask to his lips and taking a long swig before finishing. "A killer." He said while clearing his throat harshly to avoid the burn.

YYeeeeeesss, he's a killer, a delicious white-blooded killer. I want, nay MUST have him! The demon tore at Blackheart's very soul, screaming and violently raging against it's master. Not now fucker, he sneered in his mind, attempting to dull the sensation and compose himself. The sell-blade smiled, as the ample poison began to effect him. "I mean, treasure and a dive into the crypt of a demon king? What's not to like," with greed and envy, the man's mind swam vaguely at the thought of treasure before coming to his senses.

"I'm uncertain how I feel about you getting involved with Surely this is a problem that can be solved by blasting it from low altitude, my dear?" The AI had a, not terrible idea that the Captain pondered for more than a few moments before dispelling the thought. "That sounds violent..." the man uttered to no one in particular. "Say Minsu, who's the russian?" trying not to let it slip that he had an AI looking up and feeding him information while he put an arm around her shoulders, the sliding of metal on metal from his hidden weapons adjusting within his coat made an eerie. Maybe we can do this after all

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While Minsu was busy in though, hearing someone call her name out got her attention. The boy had asked her what she thought of the pirate. Well she was not much of first impressions but she would reply. This was what she thought of him at face value of course. “Well, I only met him for only a short while of course. I guess...He seems like a rather confident person. But that’s what I can tell from what I have seen so far.” She replied taking a glance at the man.

Once she was done, she listened to how in order to get to the so called demon king they needed some sort of key, and that key was the blood of said demon king. Well of course they did not have his blood, however Rivian the boy could get them in thanks to him able to adapt and unlock the barrier. She was more technical than her other sisters, so she was not much for biology. But she understood the gist of it. She simply nodded as Liam said that he had confidence they can get this job done, and that more people would be much better...Now that she thought of it, Russian could use more money...Knowing him as his hobby, he needs all the money he can get before he gets reduced to eating noodle cups.

Speaking of Russian, Blackheart put an arm around her shoulders as he asked her who the man she was looking at through her holographic display was. “Well...Please Don’t get to cozy around me. We only just met, but...As for who that man is. You can say he is my adoptive father. He taught me all I know about machines and helped raise me and my sisters. He is a great Mercanary, confident as well...But for all he knows he can skip on the small things...Honestly...Noodle cups...Anyways, I live with my sisters now and we are all doing good for ourselves. I am thankful for him but I’ll show him that we can one up him one day.” She replied with a nostalgic smile.

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Liam sighed as he looked through all the information about the Crypt turned dungeon they wanted to have investigated. He then called over to Rivian and had him come over and sit down next to Minsu and near the pirate. As Rivian sat down, he looked over to Minsu again. He seemed a bit nervous because of what happened earlier.

"Nice to meet you. As mentioned, my name is Rivian. Rivian Rixy. It will be a pleasure to work with you".

Rivian managed to introduce himself while clearly a bit nervous.

"Sorry if I seem a bit weird...its just, I have gone through a lot".

And then Liam came in and began to speak to help break the ice.

"Rivian might seem nervous and shy, but as you can see you can rely on her...err, him. Basically Rivian was trained and designed to hunt and kill, so although he has the sort of personality to worry about things, in front of the enemy he will be merciless and someone you can depend on".

"Don't just give out all my details like this!"

"...you know, its this behavior that causes a lot of people to mistake you as a girl..."

As Liam said that, he then brought up the data in front of them to be reviewed.

"Since its a dungeon, even though the space it takes up has not changed, we should expect the interior of the dungeon to be much more massive then what it takes place on the outside. In other words, there could be ten floors, or there could be fifty. Now, its only one thousand years old, but it went unmaintained and unnoticed this whole time somehow, so it should be assumed to be dangerous. This will be a long mission, and you will likely have to sleep inside the dungeon for several days at least before you can conquer it. However....in exchange, because it went unmaintained, and because the Demon King's treasures should still be in there, if you conquer it you will not only be legends, not only can you lord this over your friends and family, but you could gain fantastic powers and unimaginable boons. Plus, you will be gaining information and details that could be critical to the survival of thousands or even millions. So, is there anything you want to know specifically? If there is, and I can answer it, I will".

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The ex-pirate watched with slight bemusement at young Rivian's protesting. He had also assumed the boy was a girl, but evidently it was a relatively common mistake. Bezalel had quieted down, through sheer force of will and Blackheart was beginning to feel a bit more lucid. I'm not one for sleeping in a crypt, but if the Demon King's body is still there.... The man's shadow darkened slightly at the thought. With a thought, and the help of his neural up-link he relayed a command to his AI on the ship and she chirped back an acknowledging "Aye aye, Captain ♥"

Minsu told him about the man named Russian, and how he raised her and her sisters, and imparted his skills. Would that make her and her sisters a litter of cats? He wanted to ask, but contented himself with a different question. "Machines...? Define machines. Like, an armored personnel carrier, or like... Androids?" Integra sneered the last word, the last run in with androids had almost cost him his life and he couldn't help but feel a tinge of loathing for them since.

"Okay, extra-dimensional dungeon, potential crypt of a demon king, I'm liking this so far. Three quick questions. Um, first information on the crypt, is it all publicly accessible or do you have something classified you're holding out on me with? Second, Rivian can get past the lock but can he disable the barrier to let Minsu and myself in?" The man took his arm off Minsu's shoulders to cross his arms, "And last but, probably so important it should have been first, wouldn't a giant pillar of light have attracted many potential dungeon-divers? What exactly are we looking at here in terms of competition..?" The man's thought trailed off as he realized he was probably going to have to drag a cask of rum through a demon king's crypt.

"Ah, I see the crypt isn't far from here. Prepping the servitors for combat." His AI had finished collecting data and streaming it to the Captain, but it would take time to sift through. The AI, of course, processed information faster than humanly possible and Integra trusted her assessment.

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When the talk came about machines, a spark shined in Minsu’s eyes as she heard the question. “Well, I guess just machines is too broad of a term. I don’t make androids, too worrisome really...Sometimes people just use them like rejects with a personality...Anyways that’s besides the point, robots and androids are not my specialty...Now weapons, equipment and vehicles on the other hand...Now those are what I specialize in, I mean when you make giant rocket gauntlets and watch someone else who specializes in boxing use them to full power is a very cool thing. You can also make any dream machine like cool tanks or a cool weapon like a giant quad barreled rocket launcher that fires gravitational warheads...Ahem...Sorry, I’m a little passionate when I can make things to help the people I care about...” She scratched the back of her head with a small smile.

“Anyways...I’ll bring some heavy weapons with us. I don’t have much questions here, but just give me some orders or recommendations on what to bring.” She added.

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At the talk of technology, Rivian also got surprisingly involved. Even though he had only shown electrical and blood based powers so far, his eyes sparked...in fact, his entire body began to emit sparks...as he got excited. He immediately jumped into all of it.

"Technology is really great though! Especially computers, but all sorts of other things as well! And the programming involved, oh it gets more detailed and more beautiful with each advancement! I have designed some stuff as well though I never got to impliment it, but I once thought up a gun that shoots rapid fire multi-oscillating energy bursts, but is only the size of like a pistol, because I found a way to shrink the coding into a smaller drive!"

Although Rivian clearly held a passion for technology that did not lose to Minsu, it appeared that he was slightly more focused on the coding aspect. However, normal people would talk about robots, buildings, or ships when they mentioned stuff like that, but Rivian clearly showed an interest in weapons, armor, and such as well.

"Actually, I am wearing a prototype I made. These clothes have a bunch of nano-sensors inside them, and linked through microdrives and field projectors that deploy at a nano level right above the clothes themselves, creating a protective barrier. I will still take the hit, but it will reduce damage done to me and prevent clothes from getting damaged in a heated fight".

"Right, well, if you girls...I mean, you two don't mind, I will get to the questions now".

At this excited sputtering from Minsu and Rivian, Liam finally interjected as he continued and answered Blackheart's questions, as well as Minsu's.

"First off, in terms of information, I am telling you all I have. If there is classified information, the royal family is keeping it from me. And strangely enough, even though I heard First Prince Zakar was quite an adventurer, he claimed he was 'busy' and unable to attend. But, its not really something I can go and easily speculate on. As for the next question, once Rivian opens the barrier, anyone will be able to get in or out. Well, eventually the doors might seal themselves again, but that will only happen if you all die so...you should be fine. There is a chance of other barriers further in, which is why Rivian is coming with you. But as you have seen, he has combat ability so it should be fine. And as for the third, you shouldn't expect any competition. Anyone who wants to delve into it should be here right now. The reason there are so few of us is...Demon King Millen is that feared, even after one thousand years passed after his death. That was just how dangerous he was. Rumor has it he even created several species of monsters".

And once he answered all of Blackheart's questions, he turned to Minsu.

"As for recommendations of what you should bring, I would recommend every single heavy weapon you can carry that will not weight you down. However, I think you should bring some sort of perimeter and defense gear. Rivian, you are bringing some too right? Well, you all should prepare spares just in case. Since you will have to camp inside that dungeon, you will need to create a safe zone...also, Rivian, any chance any of your brothers will show up?"

Rivian shook his head.

"Its unlikely. We usually try to avoid being in the same place since it would increase the chances of being targeted. I mean, if any of you want me to try, I could...but, it seems doubtful. Oh, and yes! My brother, Rivyan, gave me various warding stones and magic tools since he knows I work better with technology then magic".

"Well, I suppose someone who can transfer through the internet would lean more towards technology then magic".

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The Captain hadn't expected the two to hit it off so readily over technology. "Remind me to have the both of you take a look at my ship once this is all over." There was always room for minor improvements aboard the Bleeding Heart, and the two seemed adept enough with machinery. Rivian's use of nano-technology was surprising to the man, even though he himself had nanometre sized machinery running through his blood. That's why I love Origin I suppose....

Liam satisfied the Captain's curiosity, and he was eager to get the dungeon-dive started before his buzz wore off. Liam's mention of heavy machinery reminded Integra and he turned away slightly. Omnia darling, outfit the servitors with extra gear. Load one of them up to capacity with nanofluid, another with rum, set ten up as Kamikazes, load the quadrupedal up wi- "We lost the quadrupedal in the last job, Bison ripped it into six separate pieces and, made a show of chewing it's head off." The AI could've also made use of the neural link, but her Captain much preferred to actually hear her voice.

R-right... How could I forget... In truth, he was thoroughly marinated that night and remembers little of the last job. Integra eyed Rivian for a moment darkly, Hey do you think nanofluid could potentially clone the Rixy's superpowers via a polymerase chain reaction if we targeted the right strip of DNA? Or Demon King blood, for that matter...

"I'm afraid I lack the computational power to asses that situation, and thus don't feel fully comfortable giving you an answer without first wresting control of all nearby processors and off-loading my personality to them ~" Her voice practically sang with thinly veiled pleading.

"No! What's with you and world domination! You don't need that much processing power!" The Captain chided his AI, forgetting to make use of the uplink in his outburst. After a moment he remembered himself and turned to address his newfound party. "Well then! Rivian, and Minsu should we be going? The crypt isn't far from here. We can get anything else we need on the way."

In the end the AI had sent out a total of fifteen out of the ship's twenty available servitors. Every servitor had once been wanted dead or alive, and after Integra collected the bounty for their death he bought their bodies, if no family came forth to claim it. Bezalel had taught him much about necromancy, and he found that by modifying bodies, sometimes even assembling many bodies into one, he could create useful crew members that required little to no upkeep. The typical servitor had at least two energy weapons and two ballistic weapons grafted into their body, though each was a unique creation indicative of what Integra had on hand at the time, how he felt about the bounty, and what he needed most to round out his crew. The quadrupedal had been a load-bearing bodyguard he had grown to almost love, it had been made out of an intelligent bear almost eight feet tall and over 12 feet long that Omnia had managed to reinforce the muscles and tendons of using sky-metals and nanites.

The mindless drones couldn't think for themselves, but obeyed most commands pretty well and more often than not they were the only company Integra had. The small platoon of undead monstrosities sat out front of the crypt with their various gear, deathly still. They all looked at least mostly humanoid in form, and had been dressed in layers of loose flowing robes, bandages, and protective armor as to obscure their frightening visage from passer-bys; though five of them had too many arms.

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Minsu nodded at Rivian as he expressed his fondness for machines as he told the two what he liked about them. The more in depth of the programs and weapons as well. She was no hacking genius like her mentor, but at least she knew the in's and out's of machines and how they operated. Still, it was good to know there was another fan of the power of technology!

Of course before the two could go off on a technical tirade, Liam got their attention once again to answer Blackheart's questions. First, there seemed to be no other persons who would interfere in the mission. That was good, no need to worry about friendly fire hopefully...The second was when her question was answered and that was bring plenty of heavy weapons. Well it is a demon king...Logic states if its a king its gotta be powerful.

"I got that covered, I may not look like it but I'm a walking armory. I'll get all the good weapons for this, probably going to be very worth it for the payoff." She replied until Blackheart got their attention as unknown to her at the time, he was communicating with someone else. World domination? Processing power?...Sounded like something like an artificial intelligence if she heard any. Man...They really love their world domination schemes...The movies were correct...Along with a history with rouge A.I's and machines...

"A-Anyways...I'll get my equipment ready..." Minsu spoke as she dug into her pockets and knelt to the ground before placing some sort of small mechanical disk on the floor. Once set, she gave the device a little tap and it began to unfurl into a large metal circle on the ground like some sort of platform...Which is was...Of course...

Once set up, Minsu pulled out a small device from yet another pocket from her shorts and pulled out another small screen and turned it on. Customized to her own tastes, it was almost like a shopping screen...If you were buying weapons or vehicles with colorful backgrounds and jazz music in the background. It was of course her own way of choosing what weapons to warp in at a moments notice...Or in this case leisurely browse.

"Lets see...Going to need some hefty defense...And maybe a heavy anti-tank railgun...Oh!...There's also that Vortex Grenade...Or maybe some rocket gauntlets...Oh forget it, all of it!" She pondered for a bit until she just shrugged and just swiped her finger across the screen collecting lots of little icons and shoving it into a small box. Once her little shopping was complete a second later like a bolt of lightning, a small box suddenly appeared that could sit nicely in someone's palm.

Minsu scooped up the tiny crate and stuffed it into her pocket. "That should do it, I got everything I need. Very handy if I say so myself." She winked at being able to lug so many weapons in just the palm of her hands...Or in this case pockets. She learned from the best as they say.

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In the end the AI had sent out a total of fifteen out of the ship's twenty available servitors. Every servitor had once been wanted dead or alive, and after the Captain collected the bounty for their death, if no family came forth to claim it, he bought their bodies. Bezalel had taught him much about necromancy, and he found that by modifying bodies, sometimes even assembling many bodies into one, he could create useful crew members that required little to no upkeep.

The typical servitor had at least two energy weapons and two ballistic weapons grafted into their body, though each was a unique creation indicative of what Integra had on hand at the time, how he felt about the bounty, and what he needed most to round out his crew. The quadrupedal had been a load-bearing bodyguard he had grown to almost love, it had been made out of an intelligent bear almost eight feet tall and over 12 feet long that Omnia had managed to reinforce the muscles and tendons of using sky-metals and nanites.

The mindless drones couldn't think for themselves, but obeyed most commands pretty well and more often than not they were the only company Blackheart had. The small platoon of undead monstrosities sat out front of the crypt with their various gear, deathly still. They all looked at least mostly humanoid in form, and had been dressed in layers of loose flowing robes, bandages, and protective armor as to obscure their frightening visage from passer-bys; though five of them had too many arms. They stood in three lines of five, outside the passageway leading down to the crypt; most carried cumbersome loads of supplies and awaited their Captain's arrival, though they were outfitted with cameras and microphones to allow the AI to direct and speak through them when necessary.

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"Uwwaaaaaa".

Rivian had a variety of things to say, but once he saw Minsu's device his eyes lit up faster then a christmas tree and he made grabby hands if only for a moment...

"Is that...some sort of Dimensional container? No, perhaps...a Matter Digitizer and Materializer? Or maybe, a Nano-Scaler?! Ooooh, which is it, which is it?! Is it something else entirely?! Ahhh, machinery is so amazing...so much better then Bio-Science..."

Rivian expressed his admiration and desire at Minsu's tech very clearly, though he muttered that last part in a voice that would be hard to hear. As expected, Rivian and his brothers did not really like Bio-Science, being Bio-Science subjects themselves after all.

"Right, anyways you three...."

Liam tried to get some control and authority back.

"So anyways, I would like for you three to depart immediately. Luckily, the Crypt is below Millenium Plaza, which has a market that contains things from enchanted ammo to repair kits to runes, so you should be able to get everything you need there that you don't have already. Anyways, I am counting on you guys! Remember to get that blood sample, and any other information you can acquire!"

And so, unless any of them had something else to mention or do, they would immediately begin heading towards Millenium Plaza at once.

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Captain Integra started for the crypt, his servitors had started attracting wayward stares and he found people tended to not enjoy speaking with monsters that would make Dr. Frankenstein blush. "If you guys need me, I'll be getting set up outside the crypt. Feel free to meet me there if you have any shopping to do; I've already seen all the sights. Otherwise I'm eager to get this mission started!" He flashed a wildly devilish smile and began to swagger towards his undead crew.

The passageway to the crypt spiraled down into darkness, and though it may have been his imagination Integra swore he could hear battle inside. Not that I can do a lick without Rivian." The Captain took a minute to check over everything they'd brought. Their own equipment had to be flawless, Omnia had a 0% margin for error in every mission so far when it came to prepping servitors, so he didn't bother to check theirs.

The industrial grade nanite swarm they carried was responding to his neural uplink with virtually no lag and he was pleased with himself, though he did not let them out of their canister yet. Though technically unable to stop them from destroying the container, the AI had explained to him once why they wouldn't try to but he had promptly forgotten. The Captain took another swig of bourbon from his flask, and smiled at the memory, "Heh, Nanites."

"Nanites measure in nanometres, these machines are actually measured in femtometres darling. I can't keep reminding you to call them Femtites, they're a type of universal constructor first theorized by Jon Von Neumann. If you'd let me process on Femtites we could surpass the Neumann bottleneck, and..." Of course he had heard her entire plea what seemed like a thousand times and he tried to resolve himself to always deny her request; she acted so different when she had more power, like she wasn't who he remembered. He didn't really listen to it anymore, but he liked the background noise of her beautiful voice.

"So if you'll just allow those femtites to steal a few quarks, modify a couple atoms, and make a few more of themselves to send to me, I'll buy us a nice lobster dinner for when you get back " He pretended he didnt hear her while he tested the aiming software for his enchanted Smith and Wesson .45 pistol, not that he had need to, as the fearful thoughts the uplink fed her were enough to quiet her. The software displayed the calculated path of the bullet, impact point, estimated force, wind direction, and which bullet was currently chambered displayed unassumingly overlaid his normal vision, courtesy of his contacts. The Captain took off everything but the trajectory, as it was unnecessary and would only be a distraction.

Are you sure about that Blackheart? It'd be a shame if a stray bullet with Rivian's name on it were to hit him. Even if he survived, who knows what sort of nasty things his body might pick up in the process. Things that could use a stronger host. The demon taunted the Captain quietly from inside his soul. He snorted and took another drink. "I could use a stronger demon." He hoped the undead freak-show didn't off-put his newfound acquaintances too much, and the shadows flared as he began to use Necromancy to set the monsters at attention. The servitors could be controlled through technology too, of course, but he found the muscle memory of the murderers proved to be invaluable in the heat of battle.

"Minsu, is it inappropriate to marry machinery with death in such a way?" He was genuinely curious what the mechanic thought of his handiwork.

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With no questions to be asked at the Adventurer's Guild, Minsu followed outside to the Millenium Plaza. Its been a while since she was going on a dangerous mission, she needed to get her thoughts together and organize her tactics. Alright Minsu time to put your training and skills to the test...For your sisters that are counting on their big sister...

Alright...Their mission was going into a crypt, the chances of meeting any other person in the area was vastly low so they don't have to worry about people suddenly appearing and risk accidental fire which was good. The area they were fighting is was a crypt...She expected either narrow corridors and big open rooms for storing things...Or even perhaps a massive underground complex depending if said demon king had a big ego and wanted to show off his wealth and like big open hallways which spanned stories high...As such she was ready to adapt to close ranged combat or long ranged combat when necessary so that was good.

She may not be an expert fighter like one of her youngest sister when it comes to martial arts...But a good combination of a shotgun and some CQC combat would substitute fairly...In the worst case her grabbed a personal shielding...Actually she always had that on in the event a sniper decided to let her part with her head...Not a good thought but you never know if some crazy killer decided to murder you out of the blue because you may have glanced at them on a rotten day.

Anyways, putting the matter of protection and combat styles. She probably wont be calling in any heavy support like a home made tank...As much as she would have liked to do so she was going into an area which seemed like a terrible idea to do. So as such she would be holding off on that...She needed to keep on her guard, work as a team with her teammates to get out alive and well. It would be heartbreaking if she were to die here...Not like she intended to. If push comes to shove she will fight tooth and nail to stay alive.

As she compiled her thoughts, Blackheart soon asked her a question about machines and death in a way...He was probably talking about those strange machines accompanying him. "Well...Its not my place to judge. I heard of a nation that turns criminals into things like those or even prisoners of war into semi-sentient machines and flesh to serve only one purpose. I thinks its like what...The Imperium?...I don't really care about nations at all. Anyways, everyone has their peculiar tastes like how people have their own kinks when it comes to personal relationships. Its like a behind, everyone has one. But anyways...To answer the questions inappropriate is not the word I would use...Perhaps morally bad would be the thing. Even a corpse deserves to rest in the earth...I probably would roll around in the afterlife if someone decided to use me like some sort of machine meat puppet...Eh...That gives me the chills...Anyways, that's what I think about the whole thing. I'm not against it, but morally to many people that's a bit wrong if you think about it." Minsu replied to his question with a small nod at him.

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As Rivian heard all of the others speak their minds, he found it hard to get involved in the questions at that moment as he was keeping an eye out for anyone else that was following them or after them. Rivian thought it wouldn't be very good if they got followed and attacked by people after the illegal bounty on Rivian, so he was being cautious.

Well, he was usually trying to be cautious anyways, but that is besides the point.

As he looked over the market supplies though, he did decide to pick up some extra supplies with the money he had to spare. He already had a good number of supplies given to him by Rivyan (Riv-yan), who seemed to indicate that a teacher's salary was not that bad, at least for Astrius Academy. Rivian (Ri-vian) was already quite well supplied.

But, the moment that a certain question come up, coupled with the way Minsu answered, and suddenly something strange came over their new friend, or at least acquaitence. It was as if a noticable dark aura had already surrounded him.

"I suppose everyone has their own reasons...but if you ask me, Bio-Science is the one people should trust the least. With machines and programming, they can be good and logical, but...well, the people who work in BIo-Science pretty much think they have to hurt other living things to get results. And way too many of them cross the line and become scum of the galaxy".

Rivian's words sounded weird, like he was restraining himself from outright saying what he really wanted to...that Bio-Science could never be trusted, that they were all scum, that they should all die. There was a noticable hate in his tone, and his voice spoke with a certain sharpness. But, Rivian was quick to start taking a few deep breaths, and the happy, cheery, somewhat timid person returned as he smiled at them, though...the way he smiled made him look a bit like a girl.

The hairclips probably didn't help, but they were the charge diffusers he used to prevent him from accidentally killing people he bumped into and made it easier to control his powers.

Rivian picked up a few more potions, and then asked them a simple question. "So, shall we get going, or you have any other last minute shopping to do?"

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Minsu's opinion was fair enough, if a bit too reserved for Blackheart. He had only asked because he had qualms about Necromancy himself, it just proved too efficient. I told you it would be, the shadowy demon's thoughts played across his mind as he prepared for this dungeon dive.

The Captain couldn't help but notice the malice present in Rivian's voice when they boy gave his short answer on the Servitors. Not that I blame him what with the bounty on him and the rest of his biomass or whatever. The thought idly played cross his mind, What would happen if he was whole..?"

Rivian brought him out of his thoughts with a question about whether or not he still had shopping to do. The Captain could think of a few consumable magic effects that might prove useful, but he had also figured the rest of the servitors could go out, buy, and bring them down to him if push came to shove. He almost chuckled at the thought of a lengthy showdown with local law enforcement and the servitors trying to prove their legality with Omnia's help.

A sharp click of Blackheart's boot heels caused the servitors to salute, some holding chain guns to their head with the belt awkwardly swaying from the dramatic movement. "Alright ye scalawags dredged up from the depths of society to serve as my crew. This here be me friends Rivian and Minsu, and you are ensure they come to NO harm. Have ye got it?" Omnia emulated their assent in the form of vigorous nodding and synthesized cheering as they got into formation and started down the passage into the crypt.

"Darling, there's already two people down here," the AI pouted in his ear as the first servitor's echolocation blasted down the corridor. "Whoa, what?" He said half to himself, half to Minsu and Rivian. "There's a barrier erected down there, and... people?" Darling those are people right? He asked her mentally while he sprinted to catch up with the servitors who had gotten away from them by the sheer space fifteen technologically enhanced ghouls took up.

"It appears to be a standard issue Spartan, and... another biomass?" The servitor stared blankly at the slightly red barrier in front of it, holding the two captive. The ghoul's four power swords hung loosely by it's side awaiting it's Captain's orders. Though Blackheart said nothing, the servitor received the acknowledgement it was "waiting" for and began to tear wildly at the barrier with each sword at once. Simultaneously, the undead with a Gauss "rifle" unloaded three rapid shots at the top of the barrier, ensuring they wouldn't hit anyone if the shots exceeded the barrier's tolerance.

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Lillith Turned her head sharply at the sound of something pounding on the barrier from the other side. Seeing so many...Wait were those things with guns on their arms actually people? Then she remembered that she was supposed to be doing something and turned back to her barrier in alarm as it rippled and was beginning to destabilize from her lack of focus. She let shouted in slight distress as she turned her attention to maintaining the barrier and keeping the mist at bay. Sighing with relief when she realized her lack of concentration hadn't left any open spots in the holy water film.

"Dammit! That probably cost me five seconds." She cursed under her breath before turning her gaze behind her. "You can start working on that barrier any time you like mister armored guy with a chaingun! I can't do this all day and if my barrier fails while the red one still stands we are as good as dead!Get on it!"

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Jeff would nod and shift his fire towards the barrier, starting to chip away at the barrier. He would fire into the barrier until finally, his gun would run dry. He chucked the chain-gun at the barrier. He pulled out a plastic explosive and attached it to the barrier. Jeff stepped directly behind Lilith, meaning to cover her. He pulled the trigger, causing the explosive to detonate. Jeff would absorb the full blunt of the blast, his shields and armor eating the fragments.