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a part of Equipoise, by Polarisbear12.

Home of the Humans

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Setting

✝ Earth: True Cross Academy, Fidel City ✝

The moderately sized city of Fidel is built around True Cross Academy, the northern district is more suburban and has parks, the malls and businesses are on the eastside and as you go further away from the school the area’s slowly turn to a more rural sense. It is currently the late fall and all of Cram school is taking the entrance exam to becoming an Exwire.

True Cross academy is overall a large school made up of three buildings. The main building being the school itself which makes up most of the size put together. It sports a Japanese theme exterior and interior design. One section of the school is dedicated to all of the clubs which is further divided into smaller sections for the smaller division, one of the more notable and large of the sections being the sports clubs. Of course the school has its own courts and indoor/outdoor swimming pool, track field and three gymnasiums.

The second largest building that is to the left of the Academy is the housing facility. As its name states, this building is specifically for those who chose to live on campus if they didn’t meet certain requirements to live at home (being too far, living alone(optional)) unless your parents thought it better to keep you on campus then at home.

And finally the last building which is also the smaller of the three; Cram school which is in some ways a bit rundown, mainly due to the fact that it being a cram school is just a front. The true reason behind this building is that it holds night classes for exorcists in trainings otherwise known as exwires.
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True Cross Academy, Fidel City

Home of the Humans

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True Cross Academy, Fidel City is a part of Equipoise.

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Ryuu Shosuke [55] "Strategy requires thought, tactics require observation"
Julius King [55] The world will bend to those with sufficient will.
Nathaniel K Jenova [34] ''Time is a constant and with it comes change. Embrace it, don't fight it.''
Cerbin "Cerberus" Hiberion [25] "I am nothing more but a stray dog, who does the will of his old master."
Marius Raguel [3] " Who are we to proclaim ourselves Arbiters in whats right and wrong?"
Ilisis the Mad One [1] "What does a lady do with so many years in her life, but experiment with everything she see's?"
Salem Aritos [1] Helping others is to me as a heartbeat is to a lion, it is a necessity.

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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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Nathaniel Kale Jenova








With each step I take, a ripple tears inbetween worlds mortals should never see. With each step I take a long lost path, dusty and old is renewed. With each step I take, the more I know.




Nathaniel was sat on the roof of the Cram School or rather the True Cross Academy he watched as each teacher and student went through the doors before finally jumping from the roof, only a small tremble happened with the cracking of stone under his feet as he fell from a high place only to land with elegant effortlessness. As he just walked off to the buses and right at the back of one with folded arms, looking down, but if one were to look into his snake like eyes, he would look like he were in a dream world but of course, it was just one of those days for him... Everything was just confusing him today...

As students rushed in they sat down but most at the back of the bus seemed to just look at Nathaniel like a were a wondrous painting or a rare sight. The bus travel was as always, loud with laughter and chattering that came to a stop as they all met their destination which in the night was eerie. He instantly felt the presence of another, weaker but that was only know for him and by the valuation of his own skills, not the students.

Nathaniel stayed at the bus for a time watching the students from afar, the only thing in the darkness that gave him away from within the darkness of the surroundings was his eyes, green blue snake like eyes that naturally glowed in the dark. His ears listened to them while his eyes looked directly at the entity as it seemingly taunted the group with feeble attempts of close missed shots of dark magicks. As he here the name Dragoon it made his ears perk up a bit but his unreadable face didn't show the interest his ears did that were covered with his long silver locks. That was when he decided to stand straight from leaning on the bus and he slowly walked up to the group, his black leather trench coat and armour was foreign to all but him. He stood to the side of them for a moment, contemplating what he should say, his eyes still looking over to the side and not that the students as he watched the demon they most likely couldn't see apart from the Aria that was Evangaline Decarprio but even then she would need to force much more to see the demon as clearly as Nathaniel did. He only continued to look on, yet for a moment put hi hand up and waved to Evangaline Decarprio for a moment before finally looking to the group. ''Onward then.''

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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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Aura Thorne

It was the White Rabbit, trotting slowly back again, and looking anxiously about as it went, as if it had lost something; and she heard it muttering to itself `The Duchess! The Duchess! Oh my dear paws! Oh my fur and whiskers! She' ll get me executed, as sure as ferrets are ferrets! Where CAN I have dropped them, I wonder?' Alice guessed in a moment that it was looking for the fan and the pair of white kid gloves, and she very good-naturedly began hunting about for them, but they were nowhere to be seen--everything seemed to have changed since her swim in the pool, and the great hall, with the glass table and the little door, had vanished completely.

Very soon the Rabbit noticed Alice, as she went hunting about, and called out to her in an angry tone, `Why, Mary Ann, what ARE you doing out here? Run home this moment, and fetch me a pair of gloves and a fan! Quick, now!' And Alice was so much frightened that she ran off at once in the direction it pointed to, without trying to explain the mistake it had made.

`He took me for his housemaid,' she said to herself as she ran. `How surprised he'll be when he finds out who I am! But I'd better take him his fan and gloves--that is, if I can find them.' As she said this, she came upon a neat little house, on the door of which was a bright brass plate with the name `W. RABBIT' engraved upon it. She went in without knocking, and hurried upstairs, in great fear lest she should meet the real Mary Ann, and be turned out of the house before she had found the fan and gloves.

`How queer it seems,' Alice said to herself, `to be going messages for a rabbit! I suppose Dinah'll be sending me on messages next!' And she began fancying the sort of thing that would happen: `"Miss Alice! Come here directly, and get ready for your walk!" "Coming in a minute, nurse! But I've got to see that the mouse doesn't get out." Only I don't think,' Alice went on, `that they' d let Dinah stop in the house if it began ordering people about like-


Abruptly, the scene was shattered, the imagination required for such viewing rapidly now fleeing from Aura’s attention and that precious moment now resting as a mere memory of the past. And what exactly caused this soon-to-be Tamer’s sudden distraction from this fictitious pleasure? What had caused those wandering crimson orbs to drift from the dog-eared, yellow-stained pages of her favourite novel to latch onto the podium positioned at the very front of the classroom? It was all result of the captivating spell the Dragon Exorcist casted, the authority and command her very being sapped from the other occupants, the minute those worn oaken doors swung shut with gentle ease. Instinctively, a feeling of detached adoration swept through Aura as Ms. Shosuke’s own gaze flitted past each student with unwavering determination, the slightest cough accompanying the gesture. “Alright ladies and gentlemen, 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” rang out the clipped tone, no sense of lingering nor familiarity present within the tone. Within a matter of a few seconds, the Upper Class Exorcist doled out orders and vanished in a similar manner of which she originally appeared. Oh my…we are going out in the field today…? And.. I have to work with others? mused the Tamer’s inner voice, the slightest twinge of concern and inquisitivity colouring the otherwise stoic tone. Exhaling a sigh at the tiring task paved before her, Aura merely flickered her attention to rest at the page number before, with as much gentle caution as she could muster, closing the worn book. Setting aside a brief moment for herself, gaze holding an emotion akin to pining, the girl sat in a metacognitive state, mind wandering with varying outcomes for today’s events. However, that state was abruptly shattered as the abrasive sound of chairs scraping against floorboards reached her foreword conscious. Oh...looks like we are leaving already.. assessed that inner voice once more, the concern now evaporated. Following in the stead of those whom she called ‘peers’, Aura fluidly raised her stature out of the weathered chair before filing out of the friendly space and onto the bus, into the world unknown.

As usual, the ride was obnoxiously loud and boisterous as others chattered and chided another, each one holding a sense of quivering excitement that could only result in a throbbing headache. Suppressing a yawn, the response opposite of her peers, the Tamer began to retire her focus from the mass and to the blurred scenes passing her view. I hope this won’t take too long… I was finally approaching my favourite section of the story..

The moment the vehicle came to a still was the moment the Tamer escaped it’s stuffy confines.. after all, she was never one for large crowds in small spaces. Inhaling shallow breaths of the crisp, morning air, this particular girl found her mind beginning to slowly unfurl. With a clear head once more, Ms. Thorne went about her usual routine when it came to group activities; separating her person from the others. Truly, it was a horrible habit, signaling herself as a lone player.. but.. well, old habits, indeed, die hard. Fortunately, or unfortunately, depending on your stance, an ebony-haired woman floated over to their group, attire and posture screaming elegance and refinement. "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. Unless any of you have ideas you'd like to bring forth that is." rang out her input, a sheepish smile pursuing the offered plan. The only reaction Aura could managed to muster was one of shock, two quick blinks indicating her feelings. She spoke….so fast...and just approached like it was no big deal.. mused that inner voice once again, it’s confusing twinge of envy palpable. With a quick shake of her head, the snow-gold curtain briefly catching air, the Tamer attempted to vainly brush away such negative emotions and focus on the topic at hand; what they were to do.

Aura’s lips parted in the slightest, almost as if she was about to dare voice her opinions, when a masculine tone cut the bravery to it’s knees. "Of course I do, and it's less likely to get the lot of you killed 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." following his casual input, the newcomer wasted little time in eyeing each of the small huddle’s members before resting his crimson pair on Aura. It took a second for it to fully process that this ‘Julius’ was referring to her person, mind racing to focus on what he just said. Scouting…? Hm……maybe..Kota? Sending the other Tamer a small nod, indicating that she was in possession of such a summon, the doll-esque girl took this chance to glance over the other groups. They all look..strong..

"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.. 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." ..He talks alot..

A moment of pause stretched on within the group, each member, evidently, debating what to do and how to do it. However, that quiet was soon shattered by an intruder with an eerily soft tone. ''Onward then.''. Trying to ignore the frown crossing her features, instinct already knowing who this particular voice belonged to, the female Tamer waited patiently for the team to make a collective step forward.

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

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Akio Yamada




Soon after Akio made his way off the bus, he was surrounded by people he didn't be around if he had a choice in the matter. "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." Akio knew who that voice belongs to it was the girl who always hangs around Jenova, if he recalls.

It took her 5 second for call her self "the weak link" on the team, Akio tried to over look this hoping it was fines as long as no one crushes the little confidence she had in herself. Soon Akio heard a second voice "Of course I do, and it's less likely to get the lot of you killed....." Akio was sure that Evangline felt useless now if she already didn't . Akio wanted to make a joke to lighten the mood, but the unknown guy started to speak again. Akio didn't pay much attention to anything he said until he got to his name.

"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." Akio stopped listening after that, Akio did noticed that every others teams had started looking for a spiritual creature. Meanwhile his team thought going over strategy was more important, they should be doing what they were sent here to do. Planing and strategy was a foreign to him, he was always taught that the if your stronger than your opponent you win. Not to mention being blind didn't help with planing out of combat anyways.

Akio let the others talk, he had anxiety sitting around doing nothing wasn't his style. In the meantime Akio just wanted them to hurry, he didn't want be here all day sitting around doing nothing. Just when Akio couldn't bear it any longer someone said, "Onward then.'', it seems that at least one other member of the team had enough of this. "ITS ABOUT TIME!". Akio starts to walk forward, as if he was motioning to the others it was time to go. "You guys can figure out what plan you're going to abandon once the fighting starts, much later.". Akio took a few more steps, before he realized that never told the others his name. "Oh ya, im Akio.". he would use his thumb to point to himself "And as long as I'm alive, not even Satan will lay a finger on your guys.". Suddenly Akio turned back to the other, and point the handle of his cane at them "NOW! Who's going to lead me around, because I have no idea where I are going.". Akio began to laugh at this half-joking, and half serious statement.

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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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Evangline DeCaprio



Eve looked at their newest addition to the team, Julius. Tugging on her ivory gloves she muttered to herself "My plan wasn't that bad... it was tailored for a small team." Once she was done fidgeting with gloves she looked back up just to see Julius judging her appearance. Straightening her shoulders she was about to give him a look meant to say "who are you to judge" when something in his features softened. Seeing as how it seemed that she wasn't viewed negativity she decided against giving that look and settled for a "finished yet?" look. When he then spoke indirectly to the team and outlined his plan, something about the notion that he would be protecting her struck a cord. She truly was defenseless, and really if any of the others decided to attempt to memorize religious passages she wouldn't be needed. A moment of self loathing hit her for being useless but she brushed it under the rug, right now she had a job to do. So going to his rhetorical idiotic statement about only some aria's being able to tell a verses based off of how it acts was absurd. How else was she supposed to figure it out, asking the damn thing? Really she had some general theories about the verse based off it's freaking location, after all amusement parks are meant for children. Only instead of saying any of what she had on her mind she simply settled for "Just leave me a short observation window and I'm set captain." Grinning a little she thought the nickname suited him. After all he just came in here and started giving orders like a captain would to his team.

Then taking a moment to observe the others Eve noticed Mr. Jenova giving her a quick wave. As a result her eyes light up when she saw her favorite teacher and she gave a brilliant smile in return. Now she had to blow this thing out of the water after all it would look bad on Mr. Jenova if she didn't. Looking at the other teams she noticed that they were already scouting. Looking to Miss Mute (aka Aura... until a better nickname showed up), Captain, and Akio Eve gave a somewhat encouraging smile as she was about to say something along the lines of "shall we get going?" When Akio just kinda blew up shouting about things. Once he was done Eve couldn't help but laugh at his antics. Holding her gloved hand to her mouth she fought valiantly against the laughter threatening to spill over but allais she couldn't help it and gave into her giggles. Feeling absolutely terrible about laughing at his outburst when Mr. Jenova, who wasn't apart of the team, accidently caused it just wasn't right. Only to be fair she more less ended up laughing at his ending, after all he gave this self assured speal just to end it with asking for help. The fact alone that he didn't mind asking for help won him brownie points points with Eve.

So gently she seized his free hand and said "Alright then Sparky, lets get going." tugging him toward where her gut said there was some sort of evil energy. Training with Mr. Jenova did tend to come in handy in regards to honing her instincts and capabilities in general. As she was leading sparky Eve twist her torso so she could face the others and had a bit of an internal argument on what to call Aura as she didn't want to call her Miss. Mute incase it hurt her feeling, but she didn't want to exclude her by not giving her nickname. So quickly she thought of something else and went with something based off apparence. Looking at the two again she gave a grin accompanied with her saying "Well then Captain, Ms. Fay, are you coming or staying?"

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

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Julius King


"Taking to the skies actually," Julius called out his response while slicing his right thumb open on a sharpened button for this task. He ran the thumb over the seal on his left hand to activate its summon. "Aja, I require your assistance." The summon was lazy at best but Aja was a very compliant familiar. The seal flashed with such intensity that Julius had to shut his eyes, at its conclusion he was seated upon the fiery horse in question. A dull ache began forming at the back of his skull, something he could easily ignore at this time.

"With any luck an aerial view will speed things up a bit... you fly'n or walk'n?" The last bit was intended for the female Tamer, and Julius mentally commanded Aja to kneel. His summon's size allowed him to disguise his own immobile state as courtesy. He turned to face the Aria to reaffirm his own intentions with her and the Knight, but a flicker caught his eye.

What was that...there's no way, the thought formed while the girl he failed to recognize as Aura also mounted Aja. It could have been just the wind moving rubbish, or a civilian...in his experience spirits and demons were far from subtle and stealthy. " Hold on," Julius advised his counterpart just before Aja rose to its feet.

" A bird's eye view might help us...either in terms of safety and hunting," He fixed his gaze towards the other pair. " Yell if you come across anything and we'll come down, otherwise I'm only descending if we spot anything from the sky. Either was as soon as things get hot I'm sending Aja to get you."

Those acted as his parting words before Aja took to the air with a lively trot. The beast wanted to take off at a gallop, but great effort and eye watering spike in pain prevented such an event. However Julius found himself unable from being able to clearly see...or properly play look out.

"Don't suppose you can see anything," the words were more joke than question but at this point the extra set of eyes were necessary.

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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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Nathaniel Kale Jenova



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Nathaniel smiled shortly as the students went forth before turning away and walking to Ryuu's side which was a bit behind the group of students as expected by a protector... He was not a very good teacher in that way. It was hard for him to connect to people even now, Eve was a different story. She made the effort to get close to him and eventually he returned the feelings. Though the act with much formal language and poise to which others see as tensed or strange they were very close and it was only in private that their formal outlook changed or in dire moments if one of them were hurt... Maybe that was the reason why he chose to tag along with Ryuu... So to watch over his dear friend.

He walked beside Ryuu in silence, watching from there to the students, watching the entity and the student's souls for any changes, mostly in the students though, he would only step in when it is in dire need or if the students request it, which was unlikely since most apart from Eve considered him a friend or part of the school. It didn't help the wear he dressed, never mind his eyes or bone tipped pointed ears and claws. Perhaps it was the way he acted around everyone, even Eve... He was so formal, vague or awkward. He couldn't help it in truth but he wishes to improve and he has in some ways with Eve's help after all... Getting a friendly hug from him was hard for her to achieve in itself.

Nathaniel finally spoke, his breaths hardly heard and no misty cloud from breathing was odd as he spoke. ''How do you think they fair?'' He would tilt his head as he watched from there, the students' souls moving around and the entity's as well. ''A lesser spirit I see... How is there team work? Which one is more successful in leading the group...?'' He looked at Aura's soul, raising a brow. ''I don't think they will have a problem at all either way... someone has more potential than even they know... interesting... So similar...''

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

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Aura Thorne

The Tamer’s crimson orbs widened, just ever-so-slightly, at the brash and loud-mouthed claim that their Knight, this Akio Yamada, professed. In fact, the sudden outburst had caused the small girl’s shoulders to jolt upwards in a mixture of surprise and annoyance. Let’s hope he isn’t this loud on the field… otherwise, we may have a displeasurable experience.. Exhaling a soft sigh, Aura’s lips parted, as if to voice an opinion about a matter, but any notion was cut short by another outburst; this time another laugh by Eve. Giving a slight shake of her head, snowy-gold tresses catching movement for the briefest of seconds, the Tamer couldn’t help but allow for her eyes to narrow in exasperation. Are they always this loud…?

"Well then Captain, Ms. Fay, are you coming or staying?" rang out the raven haired woman’s voice, the chippery singing quality easily making Aura forget her agitation. With a firm nod and one last scan of their surroundings, the girl sprung into action, footsteps lingering with slight hesitation. I wonder...what will we see? What is this creature, the creature we are suppose to find, going to be like? pondered her conscious, materialistic focus blurring as she was consumed by her mind. However, Julius’s confident response abruptly rang out, promptly yanking the odd girl back to the present. "Taking to the skies actually” Spinning on her heels in curiosity and amusement, the Tamer’s orbs grew in surprise as the horse familiar sprung forth, it’s power emanating. Blinking in surprise, it took a few seconds for Aura to piece together Julius’s question, the sheer shock of such a large summon still present. With an absent nod, the Tamer hesitantly shuffled over to the stallion before reaching a hand forward. Pressing the palm into the loin of the equine, Aura swung a leg over the summon’s body, her stature shifting just slightly to find balance. This..is kinda nice.. at least he has a familiar he can ride.. Unlike Rin or Kota It wasn’t until the other Tamer’s grave warning mused out that Aura felt a twinge of fear, her conscious instinctively regretting it’s previous assessment. With a sharp inward take of breath, the Tamer’s arms shot out to wind themselves around Julius’s waist in a death grip, the stallion taking flight without warning.

Once they evened into a steady pace, Aura finally letting her suffocating hold on the poor guy fall away, the female student took a second to let out an appreciative gasp. ”It’s… pretty up here. Birds are lucky..don't you think so? Constantly visiting different places, always free with all the time in the world..plus, they get to fly! I mean, I would personally enjoy-” rambled on her words, a certain note of lively enthusiasm allowing a conflicting side to her personality appear. Realizing her fault, the Tamer quickly shut her mouth, a soft sigh pursuing the gesture. That’s right.. I’ve always felt more comfortable near the sky.. I wonder why..? Once more, the girl felt herself drift into a surreal state of thought, an argument in the process of forming. On the other hand… I’ve always been attracted to dark and enclosed spaces… they are quite contradictory of each other... Much like before, the raven-haired Tamer’s question rang out, jerking her back to the world and his voice. Oddly enough, before his words could fade, a new presence made itself known to the girl..despite being this high up. Eyes widening then narrowing at the unfamiliarity, Aura retrained her focus to the ground, eyes scanning. With hawk-esque precision, those crimson orbs were automatically attracted to the roller coaster..and for good reason. Near the ticket entrance to the ride was their target, a swirling mass of inky tenderils veining from it’s stature. ”In fact.. I can. There. By the rollercoaster” was her response, finger pointing at it’s location. Show time.

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

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Julius King


(OOC: note- Julius has never bothered checking Aja's gender. My own use of stallion term is to indicate the spirit's more wild nature and not remembering the proper term "mustang". Really only saying this for sake of continuity and in case someone should feel like calling Julius on that.)

The strength behind his fellow Tamer's grip caught Julius by surprise as it was far more than what he expected from such a small girl. If he had to guess, some part of him refused to vocally admit she was crushing him. A second unexpected event also occurred once Aja's ascent had leveled out...she became talkative. On the plus side, she had spotted their quary...making a descent necessary. However, he decided to vocalize his own answers to the girl's outburst.

" While I do not envy the birds, I do appreciate the view granted to those in the heavens." Why am I talking so dramatically?He briefly wondered at his own behavior before trying to adjust himself on Aja and grit out another sentence or two.
He mentally commanded Aja to land before voicing these final thoughts. "Tell the others what you saw...I couldn't see anything," Julius winced at a throb from both his ribs and skull...he kept his right eye closed. He found his next words actually sounding casual, maybe even...friendly.

"Solar stallions such as Aja require a lot of exercise to be happy, but require a very firm hand to not burn everything around them. I'd exercise him myself, but I don't have sufficient free time to let him out..." He let his words trail off before loosening his control on Aja slightly. The stallion seized the opportunity and attempted to run the remain distance to the ground, the air nearby growing drastically warmer as it picked up speed. Julius reigned the stallion in before too long, his point had been made. The little stunt forced him to land a greater distance from the other two, with a nudge Aja was used to close the distance.
Instead of just dismissing Aja instantly as usual, he made the spirit kneel once more and dismounted like it were a normal horse.

"My fellow Tamer has sharp eyes, spotted a spirit clear over at the roller coasters...anything exciting happen down here?" While polite, once more his mannerisms were purely business more than a desire of conversation.

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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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Ryuu


Ryuu realized her group was making slow progress, mainly because unlike the other groups, Aurora's group were actually trying to devise a plan. Good, teamwork is the key to this test. She continued to follow them making sure to keep to the shadows but also in adding distance between them and her. Ryuu was aware of the fact that some of them were able to faintly feel the presence of those around them that had high spiritual energy.

Although she was human, with her mixed blood, she had more spiritual energy than the average person. Glancing over her shoulder, Ryuu noticed one of her colleges was close behind her. From his eerie looking eye's, she guessed it was Nathaniel. The group slowed down for a moment, Probably to get introductions over and done with, the thought ran through her head before it was interrupted.

"How do you think they fair" And so began the onslaught of question. "A lesser spirit I see... How is there team work? Which one is more successful in leading the group...? ''I don't think they will have a problem at all either way... someone has more potential than even they know... interesting... So similar...''

Ryuu stared at him over her shoulder, one brow raised in question. Looks like I got stuck with the ever curious and questioning Nathaniel An almost smile appeared on her lips but it soon vanished for a more serious face. Turning her head forwards again, Ryuu answered his questions in order.

" Well first off, they haven't gotten far so they're just fine for the moment anyway. So far from what I see happening before me, they've got the best teamwork. Unlike the other groups they've gotten introductions over and done with a forming a plan. I'd say your student, Evangeline and my own, Julius are the best at leading the group."

The red head decided not to make any comment on his last few words. But she was curious as to what he meant. The sudden waves of heat and light caught her eye and drew her attention back at the group. From the look of things, Julius had summoned one of his familiars. "Tch, why Aja-Oh I see. You're a smart one indeed." Having been one of his primary teachers as she herself was a Tamer, Ryuu had overseen Julius's first summoning. The kid had a knack for getting the strong ones but of course it came at a price. The strain on his body could be too much if he decided to over do it.

The group seemed to get a bit more busy. To further prove her observation, Julius and Aurora took to the sky on Aja's back while Evangeline and Akio took the ground. They started moving forwards and so did Ryuu, but not before biting her own thumb and sliding it down her arm. The tattoo there started to wriggle and curl, soon enough it slide right of her arm to take on the form of a small black dragon. "Night follow after the two who are in the sky, I'll stay down here with these two." Night nodded in acknowledgement and coiled about as he gained altitude and quickly caught up to Julius and Aurora.

Ryuu looked over at Nathaniel, "Lets get a move on." With that being said, Ryuu headed in the general direction of Evangaline and Akio.

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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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Nathaniel Kale Jenova



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Nathaniel walked behind Ryuu still, his chains clashing together lightly against his black leather armour, steel like claws on his buckled boots digging into the earth with ease, shrouding the sound of his steps all the more. A smile was rather for Nathaniel, his face normally stoic or cold but when he did, as rare it was, it never failed to show warmth and a gentleness that was not ever really seen on the man but as rare as they were it only showed the significant of it's appointed affection. It was directed to Evangeline... It seemed being around her made Nathaniel more curious about... emotions so much so that he desired to express them more naturally. It wasn't that he didn't feel, it was that he never learned to express them.. only burying them away with a hard swallow, no matter the pain.

He continued to smile to himself, realising he was becoming side tracked and so his stoic facial expression returned and he looked up, looking ahead and up at the souls of the students, his eyes almost acting as a light source. He saw the wavering effect on Julius and he tilted his head, speaking out a thought to himself. ''That is his price? Interesting...'' He then saw Ryuu summon her own familiar and he smiled, from behind Ryuu he waved a little at the creature, it was safe to say, he had a soft side for animals. He then appointed his attention back to Ryuu once more, still learning of things of this world he was easily distracted by the things that most considered normal. ''I agree with you Ryuu... They are both very strong characters. Let us hope that they work together rather than against each other. It is a common thing, besting a fellow student to outshine another to steal ones spotlight for praise in youth after all.'' Once Ryuu picked up the pace he did to, going to her side, his glowing orbs for eyes watching the students and staring directly at the entity. ''Of course... I shall like to see Eve's improvements myself.''

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

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Akio Yamada



"Alright then Sparky, let's get going." Was the last thing Akio heard before he was pulled forward. Akio didn't like the idea of being led around, like a little kid, especially after nobody wanted him on their team because of him being blind, but he had no choice. He ran behind Evangline with ease, so he thought it best to make himself somewhat useful and keep an ear out for trouble, but there was something that was making it difficult to listen for anything. Akio couldn't focus on anything in the distance over a light rubbing sound. He didn't know if it was from the"thing" she was wearing or something else, but he did hear the others had somehow taken to the sky on what sounded like a horse.

Akio paid little attention to it since both were, Tamer's and most likely had summon a familiar. He only brought his attention back to them when he heard some commotion up ahead. Akio assumed that the spiritual creature had attacked someone, so he quickly let go of Evangline hand and sprinted ahead, he places his hand on the handed of his cane pulling it slightly unsheathing his sword. Akio was ready to attack until he heard "My fellow Tamer has sharp eyes, spotted a spirit clear over at the roller coasters...anything exciting happen down here?" Akio quickly re sheath his sword and slowed to a stop. "uh.... Nope, just stretching my legs. Some of us have to fight an evil spirit." Akio would laugh nervously trying to cover up his misunderstanding, Akio would quickly stop laughing after he heard a strange noise not to far way.

Akio turns his attention to where the evil spirit, I'm guessing that's him over there." Akio would begin to smirk " I'll buy you some time to summon your familiars. It doesn't sound that big so I should be fine on my own for a few minutes." Akio would begin to walk forward, it seemed not to even be aware of the young, exorcist's. As Akio walked closer, his foot slightly kicked a old tin can, it made a soft *clank*. This gave Akio an idea. He didn't like the thought of attack the evil spirit from behind for a number of reasons, the two biggest being it's much harder for him to attack something not making a lot of noise and two Akio thought attacking his opponent from behind was "uncool". Akio positioned his foot under the tin can and quickly flicked it up into the air and got into what you would call a "batter stance", he swung his cane at the can hitting over to the evil spirit.

The can whizzed pass the evil spirit, but it was enough to grab its attention, it looks back at Akio as the boy laughs. "awwwww I shanked it! Oh well, I got your attention now! " Akio began to spin his cane with one hand, soooooo are you going to be a good evil spirit and let us exorcise you or, are we going to have to do this the hard way!!" Just as Akio finished his comments, the evil spirit flew into a rage and picked up a nearby trash can and throw it at the boy. Instantly Akio stop spinning his cane and unsheathed its hidden blade cutting the trash can in two, and quickly re sheath it, if you didn't look closely you could have easily missed his attack. after seeing its attack fail the evil spirit would rush at the boy. As the evil spirit barreling down on him, Akio's smirk grew bigger "I was hoping you say that." As Akio would lower his body into his fighting stance.

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Character Portrait: Cerbin "Cerberus" Hiberion

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Cerbin Hiberion


Cerbin watched bored from afar as the human children surrounded the ghost. He put some earplugs on when he saw the ariea of the group pull out a bible. It wouldn't have killed him to hear a few verses, but it still gave him an annoying feeling when he heard such things. The ghoul that was his groups target was pretty small. It looked like it'd die if he just spit on it. However, the kids seemed to almost be afraid of it for some reason. It was amusing and sad at the same time. He popped a laffy taffy in his mouth before looking at the sky. The human sky was beautiful, he had to admit, but it seemed too bright for him, at least during the daytime. He preferred night. It was the perfect mix of light and darkness. Oh how he longed for the full moon tonight. It was like a paternal figure that just stared upon him like it was trying to say something to him. He rubbed the bridge of his nose, thinking about how long the rest of the day was going to be if these kids didn't hurry up. He knew not to interfere just quite yet but he watched as the kid with the wooden sword tried to strike the thing.

Seriously? It's a ghost.

He saw the one that looked like a summoner having problems controlling her demon. It was normal in humans who were timid to lose the respect of their demons, but still, it made him sad. Still, everything looked like it was safe for the kids. Lucky for them, the ghost was laughing at them on the outside as much as he was on the inside. Looking over to his side he could see all the other teams using his enhanced vision. He gave a sigh. It was true. They were just kids after all. Still, he was currently bored. Usually, he'd expect to have more fun. At least that's what he thought teaching was suppose to be like. However, ever since he started, he's been doing nothing but working and spending time in a stupor of boredom.

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

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Evangline DeCaprio



Eve merely sighed as she watched the newly christened sparky do exactly what she didn't need done, start the fight a moment to early. With nothing to go off of for a verse except context clues such as the fact it appeared here, and it's appearance. Virtually nothing and if she was any other Aria what she's trying to pull off would have to be a miracle or at the very least an act of god's will. So taking a few steps and an after you motion to the others in the team Eve said just loud enough to be heard "Give me a moment everyone, I don't have much to go off of. Just... be careful, please."

So keeping a bit of distance she ruled out the idea that the location had any significance due to multiple reasons like the fact there's so much energy here from the other groups or maybe it was the other demons, hell a teacher could have summoned it. So now the only clue was it's fighting style, which is normally pure primal attacking, based off physical attributes. So studying the thing, Eve realized it wasn't exactly a demon and more so a spirit thing, and that changed a few ideas. Throwing out a few more hundred principles Eve tugged on her gloves, this was going to take more time than she had if it continued at it's snail paced rate of process of elimination. With hundreds of thousands of religious passages and not all of them christianity she needed to step it up. Going back to it's physical appearance and how it's coloring consist of shades of black and bright red in the middle of it Eve decided on something that reflects light and goodness, after all for something spiturial to take on such a dark form there must be no good in it.

So digging around her mind and shifting through the passages that fit the criteria setting on John 3:19-28 Eve closed her eyes and just allowed herself to be a vessel for god's words. So unlike the newer Aria's she didn't screech and shout the verse, instead she simply spoke loud enough to be heard but with such conviction and strength that one would think she was giving a motivational speech, or preaching, or something of the like the words rang out of her mouth "Light has come into the world, and people loved the darkness rather than the light because their works were evil.

Screwing her eyes shut Eve heard the first screech that came from the monster Eve walked backwards continuing the verse as she waited for it to strike. Only she didn't have to wait long opening her eyes once more Eve watched as it ran toward her at terrifying speeds. Continuing to move backward behind the rest of her team Eve finished the verse For everyone who does wicked things hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his works should be exposed. But whoever does what is true comes to the light, so that it may be clearly seen that his works have been carried out in God"

Watching it scream and go mad with pain Eve felt a twinge of pity for the thing, not enough to stop doing what she's doing but enough to falter in a repeat of her verse. Enough to make a deadly mistake to let the beast recover.

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

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[Sorry... sorry... sorry... Never mind this! POOF! Gone...]

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Julius King


The sudden increase in numbers caught Julius entirely by surprise, "there's supposed to be only one! blatant irritation showed on his face. Deep down something else was stirring but he couldn't identify the emotion under current conditions.After all, right now time was the most precious of resources. Which unfortunately robbed him of the luxury of being picky.

"I got this, run! Don't stop, you'll only get in the way!"Julius barked far harsher than he intended before desperately began gathering what energies he could to raise his power to its limit. Julius held out his right hand, and chanted to increase his concentration.

"Oh king of beasts,servant of Hera and punisher of Zeus. Unleash thine rage and crush those before me scourge of Nemea!" The seal on his hand burned and Julius felt his body burning. Regardless he pressed on, slicing his finger and cracking the seal. "Roar...Regulus!!" Now sooner than had the call been completed did Julius' inside blaze with pain. The taste of iron stung his tongue just before reflex made him double over. A red fluid, his own blood gushed from his mouth before splattering on the hard concrete but he refused to lower the hand containing the lion.

In answer to his call, he observed the head and mane of Regulus form and open its maw. However he heard no sound, the ringing of his ears too loud. The concussive action of the roar itself was still manifest, the demons in the roars path were staggered if not thrown back. Errant bolts of lightning from his summon's mane also arched forth, but these were not aimed...merely a destructive byproduct of the beast manifesting. Unfortunately, Regulus didn't disappear as intended... the creature struggled against the remaining seal. Julius grit his teeth as he struggled for control, but he felt his strength fading fast. The toll of Aja and Regulus was too much for him at this point, and now he was paying the price. But his Tamer pride wasn't about to let his teammates suffer for it, and so he suffered and cling as he might to consciousness...it would leave him soon enough. After that, Regulus if unchecked would be free to rampage.

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

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Fear gripped her heart as things went from doable to absolutely, down right, awful. One moment she was chanting a verse that weakened the thing the next more demons appeared. For a fleeting moment the thought of any of the teachers helping crossed her mind when she realized that this was it. Truly her team was on her own, and they would die this way if something doesn't get done. Hearing the Cap shout for someone (99.98% chance her) to move out of the way and run caught her attention. Only like hell would she, they were a team. Digging around her memory for something that could weaken all of them Eve just continued chanting the light verse keeping the spirt thing busy. Then running over to the now extremely weakened verse she switched tactics.

Sure she knew that she wasn't good for much but she could do something, feeling like she had a grip on a more powerful verse she grounded herself as she took in a breath and cried in latin Genesis 33:20 "et erecto ibi altari invocavit super illud Fortissimum Deum Israhel" While the effect wasn't as powerful as she would have liked Eve did acknowledge that for a "in general" verse it did quite a bit of damage. Most of the demons, if not all became a tad more sluggish and the accuracy missed, as for the spirt thing it was still reeling in pain from the last verse. So continuously she repeated that verse to give the captains awe inspiring lion and majestic stallion a fighting chance. However another verse was a bit more fitting so switching to a different one she chanted the 2 Corinthians 10:3-6 "in carne enim ambulantes non secundum carnem militamus, nam arma militiae nostrae non carnalia sed potentia Deo ad destructionem munitionum consilia destruentes,et omnem altitudinem extollentem se adversus scientiam Dei et in captivitatem redigentes omnem intellectum in obsequium Christi, et in promptu habentes ulcisci omnem inoboedientiam cum impleta fuerit vestra oboedientia." Holy freaking hell was it long but it did it's job. The verse was by no means the fatal verse, however it was damning to the demons as they cried out in pain and suffering.

A small smirk appeared at the edge of Eve's lips, she had them right when they realized she was the source of their sufferings. Starting the longest verse she has ever rushed yet again, Eve looked to the Cap and bit her lip for a moment. He was dwindling and them some, the lion and stallion were doing absolutely excellent only for how much longer. Wishing vehemently for this to end up like a movie or something, when something convenient appeared magically right when it was needed. Alas that wasn't to be the case, and all Eve knew was that she had to move him or something would happen. So attempting to pick him up was just going to end awful but staying in the open would kill them. Feeling a bit guilty for her last resort she dragged him, wishing the words sorry could be said, but they couldn't as the damn verse needed to constantly be spoken. Feeling her mouth dry up and her arms tire from dragging him a few meters Eve wanted to just say f- it and let the teachers deal with this. Only life doesn't work that way and she managed to get them somewhat covered behind some rest stop shelter bathroom thing. Taking in a breath for a moment she just let her head rest on the wall. She was out of hearing range, and she did all the damage that she could do to the things. The rest was up to the team.

Tugging on her gloves she just let herself fall to the ground loathing this useless feeling she had. Truly she didn't even do much, so looking to Cap Eve finally muttered her sorry and just sat there allowing her lap to be used a pillow.

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Character Portrait: Cerbin "Cerberus" Hiberion

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Cerbin Hiberion


Still looking bored at his group of misfits play around with the ghoul, Cerbin inhaled something in his nose. Vile in its smell and pinching to his nostrils, he knew what had mad the stench. It was none other than the familiar stench of a demon whose only intention was to kill. Definitely not the type of demon to be present at an entrance exam. He stood up slowly and looked around smelling the air. From what he could tell there were about three to four smells. One was close as the others were further away. He turned his head in all direction till he stopped and opened his eyes. The direction of his stare was the same direction he was sure that she was in. He growled at the situation. He had to go there and analyze the situation, but, at the same time, he had to stay here and watch over the children. He blinked a couple of times enhancing his vision on each blink. That's when he saw it. The vile disgusting horseman of a demon, galloping in his direction in blind stupid rage. He dimmed his eyes at the sight. The demons skin looked like it was made from rotten flesh and you could clearly make out the design of its muscles. It seemed to also be leaking something vile. It's stench masked the others more and more with each step it took. Surely this demon was either rouge or too stupid to know not to run with such determination toward his superiors.

The demon slightly turned as to not ram into Cerbin directly, but instead circle him, as if he was the prey. The man did nothing but stare blankly forward still contemplating his next move. He knew if he wasn't restricted he could easily kill this perpetrator, but also knew that if he did that, he would give away the fact that he wasn't human.

"Hehehe." The demon laughed menacingly in low voice. It licked it's lips in entertainment and circled Cerbin like he was some sort of prey at the bottom of the food chain.
"If I were to kill him normally I'd end up wasting so much time. However, to kill multiple ones at a time would definitely look bad upon me. It would be so easy without restrictions.... I wonder." Cerbin said aloud in thought making the demon impatient. It huffed and snarled shaking its head back and forth like a wild bull. Drawing close to Cerbin who was still mumbling random thoughts in his head he reached out his arm and grabbed the mans collar, pulling him off the air and breathing melting breath into his face.

Cerbin suddenly stop talking and acknowledged the demons presence with his eyes that were still cold and unwilling to show any type of care. Moving his hands to his holster, he drew out his guns, placing one of the double barrels on under the demons arm. BANG!!!

Cerbin dropped back down to the ground along with the demons hand and forced the grip off of his person. He stared at the lesser demon who was screaming while holding his arm in agony. Vile howls of pain could be heard from the animistic creature. The mans only reply was wiping the splattered blood off of his face.

Cerbin bluffed. "I could kill you with a glance you know. It wouldn't be very smart to stay around here." However his words didn't seem to reach the monsters ears as it ran towards him instead of running away.
Anticipating the movements of his enemy, Cerbin leaped over its head crabbing on to its rough hair to guide himself to its back and rode on it like a cowboy atop a bull. It kicked and jumped trying to free himself from Cerbins grip while Cerbin tried to get a steady aim at its head. He fired two shots that just seemed to barely maim the beasts skin. Finally after one could thrust, the demon sent Cerbin flying in the air.

With a couple of rolls, Cerbin seemed to have regained his composer. He placed himself up and knelled on the ground not keeping his eyes off the monster in front of him. Placing his hand in his mouth he bit his palm enough to cause the blood to flow out. Below him he drew a circle and a few signs before placing his palm in the center. He stood up and pointed both of his pistols at the creature as the circle seemed to animate itself into a puddle that covered all of the signs he wrote inside of it. Out of the puddle pointed ears emerged and slowly turned into a wolves design. It was obviously not a wolf but instead some sort of demon. Staring at the four legged beast in front of it the wolf growled and snarled awaiting Cerbins order.

Cerbin clicked the safety off of the unfired pistol in his right hand and said, "Malice. It's time to eat." As if it was a hidden keyword, Malice sprinted toward the beast in front of him in waves instead of a straight on path before ending up behind it and biting on its hind left leg. The sound mimicked a broken tree branch but the effect didn't seem to warrant anything. Standing on its front hooves, the demon kicked back to force malice off of him. The wolf flipped back landing back on its paws and once again darted for the demon who seemed to anticipate it coming back.

The demon turned his attention to Malice, grabbing the wolf with its remaining hand.
Bang!!!
Cerbin shot its hand off leaving the thing with nothing but stumps in memory for what use to be connected to them. The demon roared and galloped around over Malice who had fallen right below it. Quickly the black wolf became one with the demons shadow in order to protect itself. The demon ran away blindly out of range over to the direction of Cerbins group who had seemed to have actually been running away from the ghoul. Cerbin sucked his teeth, knowing that there was no way those kids would last a second with that type of beast. He darted after the demon, monitoring his speed to a normal human like stride as not to go fast enough to blow his cover. He let out huffs of air. "Being a human must suck when it comes to fighting demons." He said to himself.


The Lesser demon rammed into an adjacent wall that wasn't to far from the kids. "Oh no. It's another one!!!!" One of the boys called.
"No. It looks really big and it's bleeding."
"Please no. No more. I didn't want this. I wanna go home!!!!" The girl cried losing her composure and falling to the ground. The male student behind her ran to the area behind them, but was stopped by a wall. They were all trapped.

Malice etched his way out of the demons shadow and darted in front of the kids. He growled while looking behind him for a second. His thoughts harassing himself for having to protect such weak creatures.

Seeming to regain its mentality, the angered demon looked in the direction of Malice and the children and roared just before ramming in their direction.

Malice growled as it positioned itself to pounce out the demon three times his size. Cerbin, now within firing range shot continuously at the demons direction, hitting it different areas. None of them were vital, but it seemed enough to cause the demon to stagger. Malice jumped on the demon, crawling around it like a rodent before taking a bite of it's neck. He dug in deeper, bearing his fangs to cover more of a mouthful of meat before shutting it's jaws on the demons throat causing it to spray blood all over the area around it. The dog kept biting and pulling until there was nothing left of the demons neck. With the silence of the frightful moans and gurgles of agony came the view of a head separated from a vile horses body.

Cerbin finally making his way to the scene looked around, the girl jumping to him and hugging him with tears. "It's okay." He said rubbing her head. "It's over now." Turning to Malice he ordered the dog to stay with the humans and to take them back to the meeting spot after his meal. The wolf gave a growl of agreement as it chomped on what was left of the centaur demon.

"Malice. Look after the kids. Make sure they're escorted back to the meeting area." He ordered. Turning to the children he said, "Stay with my familiar. He'll keep you safe.", before running off in the direction of the other teams. The direction which had the smell of other demons clinging to it like a bad disease.

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

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Aura Thorne

Aura gracefully slid downwards from the fire stallion’s girth to rest, once more, her grounded feet on the asphalt. Though, could one really say that she was anything but exalted to be standing, albeit on shaky knees, back in her home court once more? Slowly reaching out a wavering hand, the golden-haired Tamer lightly thumped the palm against the base of his neck, attempting to show the appreciation she had of being alive after he came plummeting down to the surface. In fact, her mouth had just opened to voice her gratitude when the screams and shouts arrived.

Spinning around on her heels, crimson orbs just slightly widened with surprise, what greeted Aura wasn’t the pleasantry of the abandoned amusement park. No no, it was far worse; it was a scene of utter chaos, lesser demons, whom were most certainly not their intended targets, decided to make a crashing appearance. Of course she was shocked! Who wouldn’t be? Feeling that familiar sense of cold dread wash over her, blood chilling in the vein, Aura’s gaze latched onto the rambunctious Akio, the idiot purposefully taunting one by himself. He….he’s going to get himself...killed like that! hissed her inner conscious, worry seeping heavily into the tone. Sinking her teeth into her lower lip, the quiet Tamer had made a move to rush to her comrade’s side, even if she wasn’t going to be of much use, when Julius, the fire stallion’s owner, barked out a definitive order. "I got this, run! Don't stop, you'll only get in the way!" It was this voice, this command, that directed this girl’s focus to rest on her counterpart’s physical condition, his features pallid and reflecting back the agitation she felt inward. Knitting eyebrows in worry, Aura merely responded with a reluctant nod, the screams from another party directing her attention sharply to the left. W….where are the teachers?! "Oh king of beasts,servant of Hera and punisher of Zeus. Unleash thine rage and crush those before me scourge of Nemea! Roar...Regulus!!" were the male student’s final words, the demand cut short by the hacking sound of blood bubbling in his throat. Spraying the life force over the concrete, Ms. Fay took a half-step closer to the suffering Exorcist, every intent to call upon one of her summons (even if they wouldn’t provide that much help) in her mind. However, a single warning growl from behind her indicated that fate had no such plans in the workings.

Narrowing her scarlet gaze, that pit at the bottom of her stomach expanded, adrenaline now sending out erratic bursts… after all, it was just her luck to be signalled out. But...what about..Julius…? Well, with one look over at Eve dragging his body away from the action, that notion was put to rest, concerns about her own person now arising. Drawing in a shaky breath, her thought process became occupied with counting down from 10, hoping, praying, an idea would come to her… after all, she surely hoped she wouldn’t have to act on her first instinct. 10….9….8….7….6… Surveying the area, her focus flickered across the grounds for an escape, 5…..4….3...2...1…! In that split second that ‘1’ mentally resounded was the second she took off, lithe stature streaking past the alleyway that Eve and Julius had ducked into, feet barely making contact with the ground. And, of course, that pigheaded demon ended up chasing in pursuit.

Leaping over the upturned garbage cans and discarded stuffed animals, all remainders of the lesser demons' first taste of freedom, the Tamer’s conscious eroded away the initial points of dread for her team mates and more for the dire situation she had put herself in. Hearing the snarls fading just in the slightest, Aurora received this as a blessing as she detoured to the carousel, hoping to find a stronghold there to plot her escape. Ducking behind the paint-chipped benches, the teenager had ended up squatting, untrusting to sit fully down should the event of having to flee come to priority once more. Panting out shallow breaths, mental curses filling her mind, Aura rummaged through her blazer’s front pocket, desperate to find the one tool that would either save or condemn her existence. Fingertips brushing against the sliver of cold metal, a small smile played onto her features as she retrieved it from the depths of fabric; a needle. Glancing up and over the bench’s backing, her eyes narrowed at the sight of the mangy hound, fur pulsating with shadow, noisily sniffing out her scent...and, apparently, it was confused. Retreating her head back to the safety of the obscure view, Aura pricked the bed of her right pointer finger, a drop of crimson welling up. However...something was off about her in this moment of time. It was as if someone had taken control of her person, as if someone possessed knowledge she didn’t. Blacking out for a brief moment, any sense of self-awareness melting away, her body began to move on it’s own accord, eager to project what it's mind was demanding. When she finally came to, blinking confusion her response, Aura could only stare at the 4-inch mark in curiosity, in apprehension. Instead of Rin or Kota’s usual symbol painted onto the machine’s metal flooring, glyph occupied it’s place, the construction of it’s birth quite unique to say the least. What the…? mused her inner voice, wariness causing that distrusting gaze to narrow. A heartbeat had passed before, out of nowhere, a searing pain in her low spine caused her to yelp out in surprise. Undoubtedly, the lesser demon heard the tortured gasp...but did she care? Hardly.. in fact, the whole of her attention was focused on, vainly, blocking out the sensation that felt as though flame was licking her flesh. Clenching her jaw, tears pooling in her vision, Aura could only grasp at the fabric of her vest, breath now only arriving in small gasps. In fact, the Tamer was in so much pain that it didn’t even fully click with herself in that instance; she had summoned a lesser demon to her aid, to be pitted against her pursuer.

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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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Ryuu


Ryuu nodded her agreement with Nathaniel. She didn’t particularly care about the students as individuals but more so because she was a teacher and it was her job to care. Hmm maybe taking this one wasn’t the best idea after all Ryuu looked back at Nathaniel as she continued to shadow her students. Very little happened between Evangeline and Akio not that she had expected much. Akio was one to joke around but Evangeline seemed more on the serious side of things. As she walked, Ryuu kept looking up at the sky, red eyes flicking about in search of her familiar and her students. A flash of movement could be seen which Ryuu soon deduced to being Night as he slithered through the sky.

She watched Akio as he made a fool of himself, an amused smile beginning to form on her lips. Suddenly Night settled down beside her drawing her attention away from the two before her for a brief second. “Where are the other two?” Night curled in the air beside her head as he shrunk to the size of a medium sized snake. “They are on their way. It seems the boy landed a bit too far from the others so I’m guessing he’s bringing his familiar closer.” Ryuu looked back at the other two in her line of sight and soon enough Julius and Aura arrived. His familiar knelt so he ad Aura could dismount as one would a normal horse.

Nodding her head she continued to watch them, not even bothering to look in the direction of her familiar. “Good, they’re here in one piece, although I would have preferred it if you had stayed with them Night.” With that being said, Ryuu reached out for Night who in turn curled around her arm. With a dark flash of light Night once more became a two-dimensional version of himself. Still moving about on her arm, it looked like the dragon like familiar was making himself comfortable before finally settling and was still.

Upon the fellow tamers arrival, Ryuu could hear Akio’s nervous laugh as he tried to turn attention away from his fool of a blunder. Surprisingly enough the knight-in-training proved himself by what he did next in dealing with the obvious piece of news Julius had given them. As Akio quietly confronted the spiritual creature, his foot hit a can much to Ryuu’s dismay. Ugh now it’ll know your there but that didn’t seem to be the case as the spiritual creature seemed to be completely oblivious of the young exorcists in trainings presence. Using his cane, Akio hit the can and it flew right by the spiritual creatures head. “Hmm that was pretty good for a blind swordsman. Let’s see what else you’ve got up your sleeve Yamada.”

Akio began to taunt the poor creature but it was enough for it to anger it. Throwing a trash can towards the young swordsman; Akio unsheathed his sword and then sheathed it with surprising speed and precision. Impressive. I guess his family’s harsh training has done some good. Seeing as the trash can was a failed attempt, the spiritual creature rushed Akio who lowered himself into a fighting stance, which earned him a slight frown from Ryuu as she began to criticize the stance he chose. Ryuu gave him a scrutinizing look over, His center of gravity is too high, one push and he’ll be easily overtaken by it. That was really the only thing Ryuu caught onto before she turned her attention back to the rest of the group.

Red eyes focused on the female Aria as she distanced herself from the group, but not because she was scared but to give her room to think. Good, good. Think and think hard Evangeline. Soon enough it seemed the girls thinking time was over as she began to speak a phrase from the bible. Although because Ryuu herself wasn’t an Aria she had to rack through her brain in order to figure out the verse Evangeline was speaking. Ryuu was glad the girl was screeching out the verse like another Aria she knew. The red haired woman understood their need to be loud so their voices could reach the ears of the spiritual creature or lesser demon. It sometimes got a little annoying hearing them scream and shout all the while making a fool out of themselves.


The young girl continued with her verse and already the first sounds of pain coming from the spiritual creature could be heard. However it seemed the Aria herself wasn’t able to handle the scream of pain that escaped its lips. Faltering just enough to give herself an opening but it seemed before the spiritual creature actually had a chance to attack the girl. It yowled in fear as it made an attempt to backtrack its footsteps. It was at that moment a chill went down Ryuu’s spine, turning around she just barely managed to catch sight of a flock of lesser demons pass her overhead. One of the three went in a separate direction and right towards Aura, while the other two focused their attention on her students. Ironically the lesser demons did her a favor as one scooped up the spiritual creature in its jaws and swallowed it whole. Finally the direness of the situation reached Ryuu’s mind as she ran towards her students, a string of curses escaped her lips and were left in her wake.


“What the hell are they doing here?” As she got closer to her students, Julius had summoned his second familiar one Ryuu hadn’t realized her had. It was a lion albeit a wild one as it let loose a deafening roar that sent not only the lesser demons in its path but her as well staggering backwards. Shielding her face from flying debris she saw arcs of lightning leave its body, a look of worry flashed across her normally serious face when her eyes caught sight of Julius’s state of being. The arcs of lightening from before were not directed at anything in particular but they did ruin a few objects in its path of destruction. Eyes narrowing Ryuu made haste in reaching her students although she had to make sure not to get in the way of a now rampant familiar.

“Damn it all!” Ryuu watched as Akio made attempts to fight off one of the lesser demons. While Evangeline and Julius were nowhere to be seen, Where are they? Running over towards Akio, Ryuu drew out the two swords that rested at her sides. Sharing a look with her student Ryuu raised her swords, “Yamada I need you to go and find Evangeline and Julius. Julius didn’t seem to be in the best of conditions and Evangeline will need time to come up with a “Fatal Verse”. You need to protect them from the Lesser Demons so hurry” Ryuu had no idea as to where Aura went but hopefully the girl would be able to hold her own. Ryuu now alone stood before a rather large Lesser Demon, it was somewhat larger than a horse. The Lesser demon resembled a mutated ape with arms the size of barrels and curled horns protruding from its forehead. A snake-like tail whipped about behind it with barbs covering the surface.

The second Lesser demons was smaller than its companion, resembling a boar with huge spikes poking out of its back. The one thing that was different from the normal boar was that its legs were somewhat longer so the creature was as low to the ground as its animal counterpart. Taking on a fighting stance, Ryuu side stepped the barbed tail that was sent her way. At the same time she sliced at its thick hide with both her swords. However they did not have the same effect as she had hoped it would, the cut was shallow and only enraged the creature more so than when Evangeline had spoken those verses. Swinging its large fists Ryuu rolled out of the way, coughing on the dusty dirt that rose up from the ground as it caved in under the weight of its fists. Looking up she just barely managed to guard against the second lesser demons charge. Its sudden charge caught her off balance and she fell to her side however its sight was not set on her. Instead it ran past her and in the direction that Akio and the others had gone in. “Dammit!”

Ryuu quickly got back up and rushed after the boar. However the ape demon blocked her pathway with its large fists. It laughed in triumph and her obvious frustration as Ryuu turned her attention back towards it. Suddenly the creature’s tail snapped at her upper body, raising her swords to deflect it they cracked then splintered under the immense weight. In the end its tail reached its target and sent Ryuu flying right into the wall of one of the nearby buildings. Thankfully her swords had blunted the force behind the blow but Ryuu still coughed up blood as she stood back up on shaky feet. Wiping away the blood that streamed down the corners of her mouth, Ryuu discarded her now useless swords and rolled her shoulders. Pain blossomed around her chest and feeling around she pinpointed the location of what she guessed was a fractured rib.

To make matters worse the ground began to shake and rumble all around her. Suddenly a large serpentine head erupted from the ground not too far away from where she and Nathaniel had once stood watching their students. The newcomer was twice the size of the one she had just been fighting with and resembled a snake with horns curling around the sides of its head. “What! Goddammit it, who they hell summoned these things?” Her anger at the idea of a Tamer or a group of Tamers in this case summoned such strong familiars got the better of her. All she knew was that either they had been killed in action and were unable to dismiss their summons or they were the ones who had sent their familiars loose on the world. Ryuu wasn’t sure what Nathaniel was doing in all this chaos but at times like these even an Exorcist at her level needed help. “Nathaniel! Now would be a good time!” she called out to him wincing in the process.

Using the blood from before she formed a seal on the wall behind her all the while keeping her eyes on the demons that began to advance towards her. A look of anger mixed with determination in her eyes, words of power left her lips. “Come forth oh Demon Blade. Slash the evil before you with the darkest of blades” slamming her hand against the seal, her hand formed into a fist as it took hold of the hilt of a blade. Pulling it out of its storage, Ryuu held in her hand a katana nearly as long as she was tall with a blade the color of onyx.

The demon ape growled in what she guessed was fear at the sight of a Demon Blade. Letting loose a long held release of air, Ryuu breathed in and out to calm her mind. "Alright Chomesku, lets burn them to hell." A mean smile on her face Ryuu rushed forwards at the same time as the demon ape. The two clashed heads with Ryuu's sword giving her the advantage. Guessing from the fact that the demon snake hadn't attacked her, Ryuu assumed Nathaniel was dealing with it.

Amusement Park||Demon Boar


Meanwhile Ryuu and Nathaniel dealt with the demon ape and snake, the demon boar went after Akio, Julius and Evangeline. It snorted and yowled loudly, enough to alert its targets up ahead as it dashed straight for them. The demon boar swerved to the side only to pop up in front of them. It sqealed bloodlust raging in its eyes, pawing at the ground with its hooves, the demon boar stared right at Akio and his cane. In that moment it charged forwards right for Akio.

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

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Nathaniel Kale Jenova






Nathaniel watched Ryuu with much attention to her small sways of twitching and differing body language that dictated her thoughts to him, as an analytical mind, rather easily. He didn’t show much with his face, never did… Never was taught how to appropriately. So he watched other express their emotions with such expressive movements of their muscles. Some made expression of one’s true feelings elegant, hearty and others sorrowful and frightening. He found it interesting how these contrasting pros and cons met with perfect synchronization.

But he looked back in between the land and the dark sky with his eyes glowing ever steadily like haunting blue lights shrouded in thick white fog. He brought out a small smile however at Akio’s abilities, even commenting on it as a outward thought. ''You are only as weak as you allow yourself...'' He looks back to Ryuu as she comments, trying to work out his game plan and he thought to add to such to in some way defend the young man. ''He is only blind to the seeing world around up, but he sees in other forms other than his other senses. He is hardly at a disadvantage and in some ways he could successfully land a surprise attack due to said ‘weakness’. I quite admire the young man if I say so myself.''

As the invasion then outright started from nowhere, Nathaniel for a moment was staggered in place from dulling pain in his chest from the lesser demons’ summoning. It was shocking his long unused natural passive abilities and he watched as a lightning bolt was blasting right to him like a sharp stake. He frowned, bringing his gloved hand to his front and from a blast of blue energy came from it, ice spreading out to shield him from the lightning but shattering on impact. He groaned, looking at Ryuu as she was knocked back and as he ran, toward her, summoning his gun blade from black mist that was linked to him via a chain, he was stopped.

''Ugh..'' Was all he managed to release in his irritation that he was blocked with a spiked whipping tail. He back flipped out its way, it shyly missing his nose yet his face held complete calm, or maybe it was voided of expression, one could not quite tell unless you really knew him, bets were Eve did and she would certainly point out that he was calm. In mid-air he looked back at the serpent demon and he pointed his gun at his snout, shooting the bullet that on impact exploded in ice, distracting him. At that moment Nathaniel shifted from view, only black mist left behind, before reappearing at the demon’s tail, his weapon stabbed into it, freezing its tail before he literally ran up it’s length. Slicing up it, the deep wounds freezing before he next leaped up and stabbed from the top of it’s head and through his jaw. Pulling the trigger to blast the beast from him in a fiery blaze. Blood splashing against him like flecks of generous doses of red onto the front of his chest, the blood trailed down from the lack of friction to keep it at its resting place. Where as on his face, small flicks across his exposed cheek resembled the flick like motions of a paint brush. At that moment, the world slowed for him, his breaths the only reality as he falls down.

Landed on the ground with much elegance his world was disturbed abruptly as he was tackled by a hell hound. Blocking it with his arm. He let out pained growls as the beast gnawed and maimed his forearm. He then snapped, out of feral aggression installed into him, hissing at the creature, much like one himself, before using his own claws to harshly rip it’s throat out then he kicked the hound away, grabbed his weapon. Turning it on the beast he shot the beast in the head, point blank. He slowly looked at his forearm, so badly maimed you could tell flesh from bone from the depth of the mauling and he cringed. But in the end, he only ripped away the sleeve of his trench coat. He then looked up to the sky and fired lights into the it, illuminating the darkness of the fair ground, ethereal sorts of lights, it would make some demons cower away from its small dose of holy energy from it, but it was otherwise quite harmless.

Nathaniel scanned the area, pushing weak demons away with gathered air from around him, swirling it around to add power in it's spin before casting it out on them, successfully pushing them back, only getting a few scratches to marry with his more serious wound that he did not see as a priority at this given moment despite the blood flow being much like water from a tap. However the blood flow was slowly steadying itself. It was still a ghastly sight to behold and more so with his ever calm expression on his face, like it didn't seem to matter though it was particularly nasty looking. He turned back to Ryuu, seeing the large ape like demon he fires a blast of ice at the back of the deformed ape like demon’s head to distract him from Ryuu. Before he could get her attention in turn. ''Do you wish me to stand or to find the others? I can see where they went, with my eyes.'' He shouted with much togetherness. He darted out of the way of the fist that came to slam over him, but still awaited Ryuu’s say before either attacking the beast or leaving to find the others.

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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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Akio Yamada



Akio waited for the perfect moment to strike, as the spiritual creature cry in pain from Evangline attacks Akio seen the opening he was waiting for just. Akio started to sprint at the spiritual creature, but seemingly out of nowhere a huge "thing" crashed down on top of the spiritual creature. Akio heard a loud crunch then what sounded like a "glup", Akio slid to a stop just a few feet from the huge thing. This was one of the few times Akio wishes he could see, because he had no idea what was going on. Did a teacher summon this, If so why? Maybe another student did. As Akio tried to figure out what exactly was going on, the huge thing that seemingly ate the spiritual creature became aware of the boy's presence it raised its huge arm and swatted at the boy as if he was a fly.

Akio not fully paying attention was caught off guard by this the, "things" arm slammed into Akio sending him flying at least 10 to 15 yards away the only reason he didn't fly farther was he crashed into a wall or at least what felt like a wall. once Akio hit the ground, all he could hear was a loud ringing. He could hear what sounded like people, but couldn't quite make out what they were saying, kinda like he was underwater. Akio still clutching his cane slowly being to try and get up still not being able to make out any sounds other then a faint rumble that was slowly got louder and louder until he could make it out, it sounded like something charging him. Akio still pretty out of it from crashing into the wall had no time to react to this. For a brief moment Akio thought he was done, but seemingly on its own his body jump out of the way of what was charging him on its own.

This wasn't the first time something like this has happened while training with his mother, his body seem to move on its own Akio could thank this to training from a young age fighting was second nature to him at this point. What every it was crashed into the wall a fraction of a second after Akio roll away. Once Akio made it back to his feet, his hearing was somewhat back to normal and to Akio it sound as if he was in the middle of a war zone, but that didn't bother Akio as much as what he smell blood. There was a heavy smell of blood in the air, since on one else was in the area Akio assumed the worst one or all of his team members where at least hurt. Akio thought back to his promise he made to them, "as long as I'm alive, not even Satan will lay a finger on your guys." Akio clinches his teeth I let them down.

Akio had little time to dwell on his failure because what ever charged him dug itself out of the rubble of the wall and let out a monstrous cry. Akio turned his attention back to it. Not knowing fully what was going on and coupled with the fact he let his team down forced hand Akio hand, he had to get serious. To most people this wouldn't be a big deal, but to Akio it was only slightly better then dying, getting serious meant acting like his mom. Akio slowly open his eyes this was his "switch" for lack of a better word. The monster would snort and charge Akio again, once in range Akio quickly side steps the attack and quickly unsheathes his blade and slashes at the beats leg as it passes by. This attack was not meant to cut or severe the limb. Akio's goal was to trip up the charging monster. With one of the beast legs knocked from under it, the moster would crash into the ground hard. It slid a 7 or 8 feet to a stop at the sames time Akio slowly re sheaths his blade. Once his opponent made it back to it's feet Akio begins to ready himself for another charge. <br>

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Character Portrait: Detritus Astaroth Character Portrait: Aura Thorne Character Portrait: Bavol Character Portrait: Yeuri

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Bavol



Glancing over her shoulder Bavol carefully watched the other demon, Astaroth, as he too approached the abandoned park before finding himself at some odd structure which stood nearby. “Unless they’re especially powerful I doubt we’ll need to work together to take them down… Best kill them when we see them - never know if they might move or try to run.” He spoke, before proceeding closer towards Bavol and holding out what seemed to resemble some sort of map of the area. “If it’s no consequence to you I’ll take this section.”

Bavol dazedly looked to the map offered to her before accepting the bundle of information carefully in her hands as her eyes glanced vaguely over it’s contents. “Uh, sure. I see no issues with that. Go ahead.” She replied, and added, “However… should you run into trouble then just give us a shout.” With an amused little giggle quickly following the female offered a simple sigh before refocusing her stare deep within the map that sat securely in her hands before her.

This place sure is big. She thought, gradually getting back onto her feet whilst taking in some of the finer layout details of the amusement park. At first glance this place is awfully boring, but, when given a map things certainly get more interesting. I better not get lost.

Looking to the demons once more, calmly, Bavol said, “Alrighty. Astaroth takes the far left. Yeu, where will you go?” Once the other demon joined the pair Bavol took a step forward and handed Yeu the map of the amusement park, believing her subordinate would find the information useful. “Maybe it is time I showed a little more initiative as a Prince. I think this time round… we can handle going our separate ways to cover more ground, you know? I still expect you to remain in one piece without me though - ok Yeu!”

Stepping back the female offered a smile to the pair of males, before turning round on her heel and proceeding further down one of the various paths that lay built into the ground to guide visitors around the rides and stalls. “I‘m going to explore the far right side - check the place out. I wont get lost though, I got it all memorized! Haha!” With that said she ran off down the path and disappeared out of sight further down the way.

At a later point, after having spent a small period of time detouring around the surrounding land filled with many long since forgotten amusements, Bavol soon found herself in the heart of the far right section of the amusement park as expected. Hm... I haven‘t found much. This part of the amusement park seems untouched by the little demons that we are after. Perhaps I ought to move on from here and--

Pulled from her thoughts at that moment, suddenly, the young female could have sworn that she had heard a vague yelp of some sort coming from somewhere only a short distance from where she stood. It hadn’t sounded pleasant in the slightest but from what she could make out the cry of pain was from another younger female - the uncomfortable cry exhibiting something rather unusual throughout it that Bavol quickly picked up on.

“Hm. This feels just too weird to simply ignore,” Raising an eyebrow the demon momentarily pondered over the sudden oddness that she sensed - unable to confidently put a finger on what exactly the unusual aura that she sensed was.

“Better check it out.”

Following the noise the demon gradually made her way over towards the carousel that stood nearby; blindly assuming that the cause of the disturbing cry was nothing more than some little incident that she could easily pass her time over with. However, within seconds of arriving at the abandoned ride the girls attention was quickly directed towards the lesser demons that she could hear on the other side of the carousel. “Wha--” Instantly placing both hands over her mouth to avoid letting out any further noises escape her lips Bavol promptly maneuvered around the carousel to get a better grasp of the situation. Immediately she made note of the two lesser demons that stood opposing each other; both equally as ugly as the other, not to mention equally as menacing too. Of course, though evidently surprised and unnerved, the girl had expected to come across the lesser demons at some point during her duration in the human world. Though at the same time she hadn’t expected two at once, on her own.

Taking refuge at the side of the booth in the centre of the ride Bavol studied the two lesser demons quietly, avoiding their attention for as long as she could. Yeu would probably have a plan about now if he was here… But alas he is not. Besides I did say I ought to show more initiative as a Prince. Maybe now would be a good time to try. Bavol was about ready to strike out at the lesser demons until feeling a tight restraint originating from her right wrist almost instantly when attempting to use a more powerful attack. Ah. I forgot about the limiter. It really does prevent me from utilizing my fuller power.

It was at that moment that another shriek of pain erupted in the air suddenly, causing Bavol to drop all matters of thought once more as she peered round the edge of the booth and into the direction from where the painful cry came from. It had seemed that the young girls cries had been going on for a while, and yet whilst distracted by her thoughts and the lesser demons Bavol had somehow zoned out all noise altogether for a brief moment of time. Getting a better view it was evident that the human was in dire pain and her screams were only attracting the lesser demon towards her; not to mention it seemed that the weird presence that Bavol had sensed was coming from the girl also. But why?

Who is that girl? Doesn’t she realize the danger she is in? Her screams are only going to draw more lesser demons to this area… unless the ones already present don‘t put an end to her before that happens. Narrowing her gaze ever so slightly the female demon bit her lower lip in thought - doubtfully pondering over how to act in the given situation. I don‘t understand why that girl seems so strange to me - she‘s just a human. Albeit a rather pretty one. I‘m a little jealous… and I should not care at all but I can‘t help it. I must intervene.

Hurrying over without another moments thought Bavol made her way over to beside the distressed girl that hid behind one of the benches attached to the ride; whilst doing so avoiding the attention of the two lesser demons that were currently more occupied with each other and the possibility of inflicting pain on one another at that moment.

Placing a hand on the humans shoulder Bavol tried to stop the girl from fidgeting too much, hoping to comfort the girl in any way possible in the little time they had, even if it seemed unlikely. “I know you are in pain but you must cease this endless cry,” She pleaded with a rather concerned tone of voice - something not particularly associated with a demon, though given that it was Bavol it was somewhat acceptable. “Think of something painless. A happier time that will heal your wounds and overcome the pain that you bare just now. If you do not the lesser demons will only continue to attack.”

Bavol could not fully understand what it was that drew her to the human. The aura which surrounded the human girl was bewildering and mysterious and nothing like the other humans that the demon had saw prior. And yet, this young girl was the first human that Bavol had made contact with regardless. The first human she had touched, heard, and even spoken to despite how meaningless each brief moment shared between them had meant. Upon staring at the human the young girl appeared so fragile and helpless, perhaps even scared which was understandable. Bavol could not stop herself from aiding the human in whatever small way she could.

“Breathe easy, think slowly. The pain wont last.” Whether it was humble advice, a mere thought or simply something randomly spoken, Bavol couldn’t think of much to say as the young girl gasped desperately for air whilst clinging to her own being as the discomfort from within herself grew.

Getting to her feet the young demon emerged from behind the rickety bench as she proceeded to approach the two lesser demons. I better make this quick if possible. I don‘t fancy dragging this out - especially not with a human present.

One of the lesser demons seemed rather confused and uneasy - perhaps the unusual vibe that Bavol detected from the human girl was also affecting the other demon. Whatever the cause, though, it was apparent that the other lesser demon was summoned in aid of the girl and thus the cause of her current state of displeasure. In a way it was rather surprising that the human actually managed to do such a thing, and yet even with this, things weren’t in the favour of Bavol either way.

Coming forth, almost immediately, the hound-like demon sprang forward towards Bavol with intent to cause harm. Clearly the creature’s desire for destruction had clouded it’s own, albeit little, intelligence and ability to see who it was that the mangy beast was aiming for - the Princess of Air no less. Even with her limiter the girl ought to be capable of handling such a demon regardless.

The fierce demon snarled and growled as it sprung forward, it’s movements fast and well placed as the shadowy creature began to circled round the young demon in preparation of initiating the first strike. With little time to think Bavol quickly resorted to what she knew best and used the air that surrounded them to her advantage. Raising a single hand to the sky the demon summoned what power she could at that moment; swiftly constructing a small though effective makeshift barrier of air around herself. Seemingly oblivious to this, though, the lesser demon began it’s charge and rammed hard into the barrier - taking on gradual injuries as it continued it’s attack in hopes of breaking through. With enough attempts the beast would eventually grow weak enough to finish off directly, and only then could Bavol turn her attention onto the other lesser demon, a weird boney monster of some sort, who’d likely pose to be equally as annoying.

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Character Portrait: Aura Thorne Character Portrait: Bavol

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Aura Thorne

Blinking back the blur, the tears a product of her pain, Aura vainly attempted to focus on the lesser demon standing guard in front of her. With it’s decaying body and boned hackles raised, one might remark that this new creature was, indeed, far more horrendous than it’s opponent… and a visible offense such as that should be eliminated, correct? Briefly, the searing flash was tuned out as the Tamer applied pressure via her palm on it’s origin, the location where the spine ends, interest consumed by the new player to enter the ring. Flickering her narrowed crimson hues down to the unknown glyph etched with her own scarlet into the carousel's metal tiling, confusion hummed in her conscious. D...did I….summon it..? Is that why...it isn’t attacking..me? Lifting her gaze to rest back on the snarling lesser, it soon became apparent that it was guarding her, that it knew exactly the state she was in...both a terrifying and comforting concept.

Opening her mouth to give this peculiar ‘summon’ a command, Aura barely had any time to recollect her poise as another wave of burning sensation hit, far more intense than the last few. Unable to contain her agonizing discomfort, another shriek erupted in the silence, the summon releasing a warning snarl at it’s foe in response. Sinking her canines into her lower lip, the palm spread across her spine now balling into a fist, the Tamer made vain attempts to quell her suffering wails. Of course, vain should be noted as the keyword, the inner struggle pinning any sense of rationality on the losing side. Faintly registering in her mind, Aura felt a thin trickle of her life essence trail down her chin, the pain of the delicate skin being broken not even close in comparison to the greedy invisible flames licking her skin. That’s when she felt a hand on her shoulder, the cries briefly ceasing.

It appeared to be a comforting motion, a gesture to indicate that someone was here to habor her through the torture, but it had the opposite effect. Eyes widening in startlement, Aura retrained her rubies to connect with slate grays, the latter containing a pleading urge. “I know you are in pain but you must cease this endless cry,” whispered out concerned tone, the volume at a whisper, “Think of something painless. A happier time that will heal your wounds and overcome the pain that you bare just now. If you do not the lesser demons will only continue to attack.” With a hard swallow, this woman’s words resounding with the detached, logicalistic portion of her person, the tamer went through the motion of sending the vaguest of nods. “Breathe easy, think slowly. The pain won’t last.” Drawing in a shaky breath, lungs wavering, the human attempted to follow the demon’s instructions, with a small yelp soon ending the peaceful session. It...surely feels...as if it’ll last bit out her snippy inner thoughts, knowing all too well that her words would have been lost the second she summoned them. Curling in on herself, Aura’s tapered fingers grew even tighter into fists, her pain only expanding in discomfort.

In fact, she was so preoccupied with trying to block out the venomous sting, that the tamer didn’t even register as the woman stood from her guardian position. It wasn’t until she heard a growl of annoyance that she lifted her gaze, a small inward gasp given in response to the scene awaiting her. This woman, this god only knows what she was, created a barrier to block out the original attacker, the dumb mutt who was currently ramming the entirety of his body against the force. It wasn’t until she turned to the summon, the one beast that was protecting her, that a flash of alarm resonated. After all, Aura had felt as if she owed the creature some form of life assurance, as she owed thanks for shielding her. Lips parting, her frail voice floated out, so delicate as if it would be carried away in the wind without a second thought, ”Do..n’t...hurt...him…” Unclenching her right fist, the human reached two fingers, her pointer and middle, before dabbing them in the fresh blood of her busted lip. Taking the crimson painted digits, she sluggishly smeared the glyph she had made earlier, the summon effectively vanishing into midair. As soon as that mark was erased, Aura felt her body slump, darkness swarm in on her line of vision and her conscious slipping into nothingness.

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Character Portrait: Ryuu Shosuke Character Portrait: Detritus Astaroth Character Portrait: Bavol Character Portrait: Yeuri

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Yeuri





Yeuri’s hands had never left his pockets as the small group approached the entrance to the abandoned amusement park. His eyes scanned over the premises somewhat flippantly, making small notes here and there, but otherwise keeping his main attention on his Mistress. He would have time to further inspect the area at his leisure, but for now his focus was required elsewhere.

At Bavol’s inquiry as to what type of plan they had for hunting the demons, Yeu simply shrugged, cool with whatever the others would decide. He kept a sharp eye on his Mistress’ form as she strayed further up ahead, however, externally his attention appeared to be slack and his body language was relaxed and uncaring.

“This place is so boring and dead… it‘s like one big corpse altogether.” At Bavol’s comment, a leisurely smirk draped across his lips and he nodded his head fractionally in agreement. As she settled herself on the ground, the faintest of frowns edged along the corner of his mouth- he didn’t particularly like the prospect of her sitting so out in the open. However, his faint displeasure was soon forgotten as the leftover trio walked over to where she sat.

As Bavol and Astaroth conversed, Yeu really only lent half an ear to them; the remaining part of his attention was focused once more on the decrepit “amusement” park. It was a joke, really. None of the buildings or attributes even whispered the slightest hint of entertainment, even when Yukon pictured the place up and running. The whole thing was pathetic, and the single fact that no one had even bothered to demolish the place was a bit of a surprise. But then again, had the place been destroyed, Yeu wouldn’t be faced with the pleasant task of hunting down and massacring the Lessers that prowled about.

While the park had lost its initial usefulness, a new purpose had seemed to be born for it through the havoc-wreaking Lesser Demons, and Yeu could definitely appreciate that fact, though it never really crossed his mind in its fullest context.

“Best kill them when we see them - never know if they might move or try to run.” Yeu’s mind refocused on those before him, and at Astaroth’s comment, a bit of a feral smirk pulled at his lips, ”The chase is part of the fun. He shook his head with a cruel grin, soon dropping his comment and becoming serious once more as Astaroth moved and offered the small map to Bavol, after mentioning the part of land he wished to cover.

As his Mistress looked over the paper, Yeu casually walked over and stopped at her side as she offered him the map. He took it carefully, his eyes scanning over the page and tucking information within his mind. ”Yeu, where will you go? Maybe it is time I showed a little more initiative as a Prince. I think this time round… we can handle going our separate ways to cover more ground, you know? I still expect you to remain in one piece without me though - ok Yeu!”

He smirked with amusement, though no dislike was harbored within his eyes, “It’s not me you should be worried about~” The light undertone of teasing threaded its way through his words, and he flashed her a wry smile. While he did hint towards her own safety, the majority of his thoughts were on the place itself. The amount of destruction that could be wrought upon the old rusty place was a thrilling prospect, and mischief gleamed within his eyes.

His gleeful musings were cut short as Bavol spoke up once more, announcing that she’d be taking the right side of the park. Yukon simply nodded, motioning to the bottom portion of the map and what was left over, ”If you have need of me, you know where I am.” He watched expressionlessly as the Princess of Air zoomed off towards her intended place, soon turning his attention to Astaroth. He smirked good-naturedly at the man.

Luck. With that simple parting word, he split from the dwindling group towards his own destination.

Once Yeu had left the group, it seemed like he was the only living thing in existence. His senses were on high alert, but as he continued to walk in absolute silence, boredom threatened to break his focus. An irritated look presented itself on his face, and he gritted his teeth softly. He wasn’t an impatient person, but after about fifteen minutes of wandering in solitude, he was beginning to question his choice of area. I swear, if I chose the only section that doesn’t have any damned Lessers in it, I’m going to-

His irritation was cut short as he suddenly heard the fierce roar of some dark creature approaching as he continued forward with a bit more enthusiasm. Something or someone had definitely pissed the being off, and a twisted grin of mischief met his lips. It’d certainly be a show.

As he came upon the assumed scene, a look of piqued interest lit his eyes, and he sidestepped close to a nearby tree that looked like it was dying. A couple of bushes stood before him, but it was easy to see over them to the small surprise that raged several yards ahead of him in the clearing.

A large, apish behemoth pounded its massive fists against the ground, its tail thrashing wildly and uprooting the ground and tossing clumps of earth in every direction. The horns that protruded from its head curled much like a ram’s would, though the tips pointed slightly back inwards towards the beast’s temples. It was hideous- that much was obvious, and it seemed to be throwing a bit of a tantrum as well as flashing its colors a bit. However, what had really caught Yeuri’s attention was the much smaller girl who faced the beast. A fiery head, probably with a temper to match, was breathing heavily, obviously having taken quite a bit of damage from the spar.

It had looked like quite the interesting match, but when he noticed the broken blades strewn across the grass, he let out a simple, “Tch,” in disappointment, but it wasn’t that big of a surprise. Yukon could see her lips moving, but he did not bother to listen or guess as to what she might have said. He had figured he might as well step in and drive the creature into the ground, as he could hear loud roars echoing from different areas, signaling other prey to be had.

He made a motion forward, but suddenly stopped as a very familiar feeling weapon materialized within her grasp. His pupils immediately narrowed and he tilted his chin up in a calculating manner. It was then he realized that something was different about her. Now that he focused in on her, he could look past the presence of the Lessers and realize that there was another demonic presence, albeit one that was rather faint in comparison to what the beasts gave off. The little bit of information ticked at his mind, but he did not muse further on it, turning the thoughts of the girl having any otherworldly connections; Besides, it might well just be that the musk of demonic creatures had managed to rub off on her, or more likely, the demonic blade she held within her grasp.

With silence and a practiced hand, the twins that clung faithfully to his hips were unsheathed, the metal still managing to gleam darkly even though it was night, and not much light was presented in his current location otherwise. He gazed over the demon with the smallest of breaths, his pupils narrowed to thick slits. He was searching for any points of weakness in order to make quick work of the thing. His gaze swung across its shoulder-blades, and a very sick smirk of satisfaction danced across his lips. Even if it wasn’t the best choice of a weak spot, he’d make it so.

The beast pounded against its chest in anger, only a little offset as to the appearance of a demonic weapon. After its initial hesitance, the beast seemed to have become even more enraged at the sight of the large, cursed blade. The Lesser frothed at the mouth, spittle dripping from its maw and splattering the ground with dark colors. Its eyes were hard and filled with hatred and they focused like a laser on the being that dared to threaten it. Its tail thrashed once more, smashing down close to the wall and causing the already decaying material to tremble. Small cracks splintered up from its base, and there was a very good chance of it becoming rubble fairly soon.

It raised its arms high into the air, intending to crush the human in front of it, and it let out a loud roar while doing so. However, before the beast could even flinch a muscle, a dark blade was suddenly lodged right between the creature’s shoulder blades, buried to the hilt, and with no warning other than the soft whistle that the sharp edge created while it sliced through the air. Chains of an unknown metal were wrapped tightly around the cross-guard of the blade, engulfed and dripping with what seemed like ink or smoke. The entire line of metal dripped the substance onto the ground, tinging it with little puddles of darkness. The blade itself ran parallel to the beast’s shoulders, hooking into both muscles.

At the split-second moment of impact, the beast let out a bellow of anguish, but that was hardly the end of it. The second of the twins was swift to follow its brother, thrown at a bit of an angle for it to arc as it sought out its mark. The blade hit the sturdy limb of the demon’s back leg, the slack length of the chains following behind it, but the weapon swerved at impact and wrapped itself around its leg, slicing it twice along the round before lodging into the hard flesh of the creature. This one had no hilt, but rather was simply the blade, connected to its source from the flat bottom.

That same self-pleased smirk of glee remained on Yukon’s face as the sound of flesh being torn open made its existence known on the scene. Taking in a deep breath and holding it for a moment as he shifted backwards, metal links wrapped in one hand and a hilt in the other, he leaned back a bit, placing his foot sturdily against the trunk of the tree. And then he pulled backwards.

Blood had been pooling from the wounds of the beast, but the black substance that dripped from the chains also seemed to have made its way into the cuts and gashes, preventing them from clotting and repairing. The first blade seemed to have some strength of will, or hooked sides, as it did not slide free from its position as the chains were suddenly held taut, but rather pulled the shoulder-blade flesh and consequently the arms back with it. The beast had been caught off guard, and had never even got the chance to have another go at the girl as it was suddenly forced backwards off its feet to fall upon its back.

The second twin, held secure in the beast’s meat, forced the leg up and backwards, successfully keeping the Lesser from truly regaining its stand and balance; not only this, but when the demon tried to roll forwards to sit on its legs, the blade stuck in its back pulled at the muscles and tendons and forced the arms back down. It was almost humorous- the body of the cursed creature squirmed like a turtle turned on its back, though with quite a bit more rocking. The anger of the beast was palpable, but then so was the desperation to keep its life. It tilted its head back to gaze back at the clump of trees and bushes, letting out a fanged roar. Before the creature got smart enough- though unlikely to happen in this lifetime- to stop flailing around and gain its bearing, one last blade twisted through the air and sunk right between the Lesser’s eyes, the horn tips seeming to point straight to where the metal lay staked into the brute’s brain.

Not a fraction of a second was wasted, and Yukon pulled himself forward from the tree, approaching the stilled form of the creature. The chains lay slack upon the ground, though they seemed to begin to reel the closer Yeu got to them. As he passed the head, he ducked down to simply wrench the dagger from its resting place, wiping the flat of the blade clean on his pants as he continued forward without pausing. He retrieved the second twin from the back leg of the demon, though how he did it was a mystery. As the blade reattached to its hilt, the ram’s head set in the center of the cross-guard seemed to be inhaling the strange substance that had emanated from the chains, seeming also to extract it from the blood pooling beneath the beast.

The partner of his sword, however, he left, as it was underneath the bulk of the beast, still hooked into the dead flesh of its back, pressing its pommel against the earth. His gaze was entirely locked onto the fiery haired girl a few feet from where the dead demon lay, and he closed in on her with an unreadable expression and with very quick steps. Blinking once, the metal of his dagger pressed very, very gently against the soft skin of her neck, letting fresh blood appear and pool fractionally at the incision from the blade.

Yeu was close to her, having absolutely no care as to personal space whatsoever, his mouth close to the back of her jaw and the lobe of her ear. He inhaled deeply, and his lips pressed into a smirk. ”You have tainted blood.” His remark was rather blunt, merely an observation, with nothing special in his tone. He was simply stating a now-obvious fact, confirming his previous suspicions. This girl definitely had hellish blood coursing through her being.

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Vincent Price


The human world was overwhelming since his last foray into this realm. Perhaps, even more so this time around as the scents of greasy foods and a nauseating combination of rust and oil invaded the sensitive snout of Jackal. A low whimper escaped the dog-like creature’s throat as his nose assaulted by the sickening stench that would be appeasing to humans, yet was an utter hell hole for this hound. Swiping a battered paw over his snout as if trying to make an effort to block out the smells, while trailing behind the hunting party..With all the distractions it was very possible that the hound would be of little help when the inevitable combat came into play. There were just too many distractions for the creature to sniff out like any canine in his situation would do, regardless of who’s feet he laid at it was a common problem his natural instincts. Finally the group came to a halt and began dividing sections with the help from Astaroth’s map, it was a blessing in disguise as Jackal partially collapsed in an undignified way into the dirt as his defenses against the smells finally was overcome and the hound merely admitted defeat to the human realm. Feeling nauseated that even the slightest movement of his furry skull made the world swim before his eyes, yet thankfully his other senses were not overcome by the human scenery.

Opal colored eyes wearily eyed the airy Prince who appeared determined enough to walk on her own without her normally ever-present bodyguard. The demon seemed content enough to have a thimble of confidence in his charge and set off in another direction, obviously determined to find something to maim. Now with only himself and Astaroth alone, a faint whine escaped the hound's throat as the demon would possibly find the hound's intestine's interesting if the hound vomited in front of him. Not wanting to take the chance of getting his internal organs rearranged and then having his tract sewn back together by a less than gentle Vincent, the hound took his chance and eased himself to his paws and trotted after Yeu, determined to put a few feet between his tail and the deprived Astaroth who did gods know what if suffering from boredom.

A few minutes seemed to pass as Jackal managed to catch up with Yeu who seemed to determined enough to find a target. His nerves still on edge, the loping creature merely observed the demon. His stature and weaponry gave him a dignified posture of a warrior, yet why with his talents would this warrior choose to stay in 'honored' position as the bodyguard to the sloth-like Prince of Air. Snorting in disgust at the various second-hand accounts provided by his own bespectacled Master, who was less than appreciative of the lazy Prince. His own ears shot up in attention as an earth-shattering roar ripped across the park, prompting his warrior to bound away with surprising speed. Growling in his own frustrating as the hound trotted as fast as his paws could carry him in his sickened state.

By the time he managed to step into the bloodbath of an area where a foul-looking behemoth of an ape lay dead from multiple wounds, a blade still stuck it in gut. Yet, the carcass was not his main focus of his muddled senses as he perked up his ears to caught the conversation between Yeu and the 'human?' girl. The demon was taking a serious risk in invading the personal space of the human..Who knew what she was capable of. Within moments of hearing ”You have tainted blood.” from the bored voice of You, that was something his Master would be very interested in.

Shaking his head clear of the overwhelming smells, the hound took a very daring risk that could result in a very bloody mess, both political and personal. Bounding toward the pair with surprising speed, his tongue lolling out as he sprang into the air running it over the small pool of blood running onto the dagger against the girl's neck. With a none to graceful landing, the hound merely panted once at the pair before bursting into grey ashes.

Inferno-Vincent Price

Within minutes, his bleeding paws slammed against the wooden flooring of the Library much to the disgust of several on-looking attendants who would have to clean the floors once again. Finally reaching his destination with a loud exhale as the beast collapsed at the feet of his Master's desk who merely looked over his book with little interest. Vincent's patience wore thin as the large creature began to whine in a pathetic way with his lengthy tongue soiling his floor with drool and..blood? Arching a brow as the man merely withdrew an obsidian colored book from his desk, the front with characters of an unknown language with silver coating to them. Going around his desk, Vincent swiped a spare handkerchief across the lolling tongue of the beast, observing as the crimson liquid greedily sucked into the pale cotton fabric. Placing the cloth on a winter-white page of the mysterious book, as the title page slowly began to form words like in blood-red ink as the name Ryuu Shosuke formed.

Cold blue eyes merely blinked at the name with little interest as the meniscus amount of information from the Jackal's mind and the specimen's blood began to fill in the once blank pages. A faint smirk appeared on the man's face as an odd fact appeared on the pages..The human girl was half-demon. How interesting..It was not very common for demons to spawn offspring with humans. Well, at least for the offspring to survive. Pushing his glasses up to his face, Vincent barked a few orders to passing attendants for them to search for their current records of any 'relations' of his kind and Humans. This could be the beginning of a very different type of search..

A loud whine disrupted his thoughts as the soiled muzzle of Jackal pressed against his knee yearning for praise. Gently stroking the rough fur of the beast with his free right hand before Vincent asked the beast "Now how exactly did you get this interesting sample..hmmm Jackal? I would hate to have any unwelcome guest ranting that you molested them..." The beast merely snorted and rolled his eyes at the comment before settling himself at the feet of his Master. The man in charge merely propped open his newly discovered book and slowly turned the pages..This was an interesting day indeed.