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[Arcadia War] World End Crisis: FOOLS! Our Legend Began in Hyakuji!; CLOSED: Shad
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It's time...



Hiroyuki was sitting on the rooftop of Cafe STG with a laptop before him. Beside him, Kurohime sat in her cat form and yawned softly and rose to lean in and look at the screen. Some sort of notification had appeared, but the text was running across so quickly it was hard to make sense of things. The cat tilted its head to the side in confusion and Hiroyuki smiled noting her curiosity.

"I had to call in a few favors with friends online," Hiroyuki began to explain as he started typing furiously at the keyboard, "A secret organization can do all they want to remain hidden, but in arrogance, they failed to ever wipe our knowledge about it. Simply knowing that it exists means that hackers out there, who are more skilled than I could ever be, can track them down."

"So you've turned the tables?" Kurohime questioned in her usual haughty tone, "They can know what it feels like to be at the mercy of their opponents having all the info."

"We're going to do one better," Hiroyuki smirked confidently, "All the elements for Yamato's ritual are prepared, so we have to act now. Let's give Arcadia the crisis of a lifetime."

Laughing softly, Hiroyuki lowered a single finger to the keyboard and tapped the ENTER key.

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[Arcadia HQ]

"Multiple hostile creatures are being detected all across Kaneshima Island," one of the Operators monitoring things in the main command center suddenly spoke in shock as she spun back from her screen.

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"W-WHAT!?" Makoto shot back as she waved an arm in frustration, "That can't be possible. Double check the readings. The yokai that had gathered under Raizo had scattered in the wake of the last conflict."

"I'm seeing the same things," another Operator chimed in as he shook his head in disbelief, "By all accounts, the city is under siege... or... it's about to be..."

Unsure what to make of the situation, Makoto turned to face Arcadia's Commander who happened to be wearing an unusual grin on his face. "So the children decided they wanted to play one final game?" Yamato mused as he rose from his seat.

"Sir," Makoto began but Yamato slowly raised up an open palm and shook his head slowly.

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"It will be fine," Yamato reasoned as he gave the leader of Fire Division a reassuring nod, "It doesn't really matter whether it is a trap or some kind of trick. Arcadia will respond by the usual protocol. Deploy squads to the site of each reading to investigate. It's the middle of the day so make sure full discretion is used. If there has to be conflict, try to contain it to remote areas."

Various voices acknowledged his words with a "Yes, Sir" before setting about work ordering the deployment of Fire Division squads. Yamato turned and swiftly exited through the main entrance of the command center and into the hall. Makoto was behind him in moments with an air of uncertainty about her person.

"Commander Hotsuin," she began with her words wavering as if she didn't quite know whether to continue.

"It's okay," Yamato replied without turning to face her, "Arcadia is a well-oiled machine now. There's no need for confusion on any matter. Whatever it is, go ahead and ask."

"You're not worried about spreading Fire Division too thin?" Makoto questioned with a sigh of relief.

"They think they've gained some kind of upper hand," Yamato mused with a soft laugh, "I'm fine pretending to play into their trap. I want you and several others to deploy on special order. I'll be going into the field as well..."

"And," Makoto hesitated for a moment before stepping forward and placing a hand on Yamato's shoulder, "Yamato... you're sure you want to go through with this? All this... I mean... the ritual..."

"Captain Sako?" Yamato questioned as he forcefully stepped away from her touch, "Please do not waver. I believe in a world where people are valued relative to their skill and ability. This is just one step on the path towards that world. There is no room for uncertainty in such a world. I need your strength at my side. So, please... Do. Not. Waver."

"Y-Yes," Makoto replied as she became filled with a sense of dread, "By your word, Commander Hotsuin."

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One by one, five-person squads of Arcadia's Fire Division members were deployed into Kaneshima corresponding with the detected supernatural threats. However, in each instance, there seemed to be nothing going on. Or rather, in most cases this was what occurred. A few lucky divisions would detect a target, but quickly find themselves led on a wild goose chase across city blocks before coming up with nothing.

This was all being orchestrated by the directions Hiroyuki had given out. Working in tandem Aka-san, Hanako and even Kurohime were sneaking about all over the city and wasting Arcadia's time. Of course, it was not all dead ends for the Fire Division. A handful of squads were lured out into the deeper parts of the forest and there they ran across Raizo and the Kamaitachi Siblings.

Along with those who still had a will to fight among the Yokai that had joined Raizo's cause, they ambushed these squads in hit and run style conflicts. In each instance, they looked only to knock out opponents at worst or otherwise to simply keep them busy and draw them further away from the city proper.

All this, however, was merely phase one of the plan. By drawing out and occupying the maximum number of Arcadia's forces, they would increase the odds of the next step being successful. In due time, Arcadia's forces were stretched thin running down bogus energy readings and trying to gain the upper hand against Raizo's fury. Eventually, Hanako and Aka-san broke away from the endless chases as they were needed elsewhere.

Everything was going according to plan, but now the tricky part would begin...

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Mount Kaneshima stood as it always did. Today seemingly free, for now, of any sort of cataclysmic event. The mountain-side was dotted with forests and the location held such natural beauty it was no surprise that such an area might be a gathering point for the energy drawn in by Yamato's Dragon Stream. Shad Hornswell had it the worst of his companions. They had drawn randomly and it had been his lot to trek up the mountain a ways to reach his designated location.

"I'm in position," Hiroyuki's voice crackled over their walkie-talkie, "Get to your location as soon as you can. When the ritual gets set into motion the magatama that I've prepared will go into effect and vent off the leyline energy that's been gathered up and cancel the spell. We only need to buy time for that process to finish. As long as we remain in our locations and make sure our magatama stays intact, we'll win. It doesn't matter what kind of opposition might get thrown at us. We just have to last out."

"And don't worry about Yamato," Hiroyuki added with a reassuring laugh, "I'm sure once he pieces things together he will come for me. I've got a little surprise I've planned on the side for him. I know we can do this. Let's stop Yamato's scheme and put Arcadia back to its rightful place."

Shad could appreciate their situation a bit better than the others. For them, much of this was all to some degree. But Shad had once been a member of the Fire Division, had once been an Arcadian as they called themselves. Many of his comrades were still so but now bent to the twisted will of Yamato Hotsuin's orders.

If someone came to try and stop him, it was very likely that Shad might have to face off against a friend. And what then? Could they not be reasoned with? Had Yamato's insidious ambitions infected all of Arcadia? It was an answer Shad happened to be quickly on the path towards discovering...
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Friends? The Fire Division? Ridiculous at best, Shad had barely a passing conversation with most of the operatives, save for those who were from his school. These grunts will know the meaning of pain and suffering a thousand times over if they were to mess with him, though he really didn't like the idea of Hiroyuki fighting Yamato all by himself. In any case, walking on the narrow paths of the mountain seemed dangerous at best, and he was still a tad puzzled as to where Hiroyuki wanted him to be at since he didn't have a map or a GPS on him. Good thing the stone seems to be in a safe place on his person for the time being in any case, unless he faced down a strong opponent. Man, he missed Excalbur....he would just listen to the sword's tales from hours on end and praising him over and over during his training missions.
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Friend or Foe? That situation was cleared up mere moments later as Shad reached the end of the trail he was on and came to a small clearing. Just ahead, at the other end of the clearing, a portal opened. The type of portal that was all too familiar to the Size Mage. The type he had been through countless time before at Hiro's behest undertaking a mission for Arcadia. Through this portal came not a friendly reminder of the good times in Arcadia's past, but part of the new guard that had heralded all these changes.

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"Well well well," Fumi Kanno smirked as she raised a hand a placed it before the curling grin that had formed, "What an interesting development this is." It had not been so long that Shad would not realize who she was, however. Fumi was one of the special operatives that had been brought in alongside Yamato to help re-organize Arcadia's structure in the wake of Hiro Tsukasa's many failures, or so it was determined from the eyes of those who backed the group. She was a scientist, of sorts, and had not only been responsible for several jumps in technology for the group but also placed as the head of the Water Division.

"The wayward stray dog of the Former Commander," Fumi mused true to her usual cold and detached personality, "How curious that you have now cast your lot in with his offspring. I suppose I'll have to get my hands dirty for once and take out Arcadia's trash."

"Mm, do you reckon that demon girl is the mother? What other woman could tolerate the Former Commander?" Fumi questioned Shad clearly stuck on Hiroyuki more than the actual situation at hand, "What an interesting subject. Maybe after I've finished you off, I'll track him down. The blood of a great wizard and a powerful demon. That would certainly be a worthy subject to cut open and figure out how it all fits together."

"This is the reality of the situation," Fumi laughed as she drew forth what appeared to be a cellphone and began to tap away at the keys, "You rode on the heels of the Former Commander and now he's gone. Left in his wake you're nothing. Not even worth a passing thought, so I'm just going to summon a few things to take care of you..."
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"Yeah, yeah, just text on your phone instead of actually using your voice to call someone. Weirdo. Just keep mumbling to yourself all distant-like." Shad said nonchalantly, completely walking right around and then past Fumi and onward as if she was just a regular bystander on the trail. To put it simply, he never met any of the water division face-to-face and won't know Fumi offhand. Of course, if she moved to strike him from behind afterwards, he would kill her quickly without any hesitation or pointless chatter, even if she had some lame force field up like most people who underestimated him. Even if he was to take her seriously as a enemy, people who call on minions to do their work for them are, well, weaker than a dust mite at best.
Edited by Super Hurricane, Feb 13 2018, 04:41 AM.
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"H-Hey!" Fumi shouted in frustration after Shad as he rather coldly walked on in spite of her musings, "You can't just ignore me!" The Head of Water Division spun around quickly to notice that the Size Mage was marching on without fail. Gritting her teeth, Fumi growled just a little softly in her anger and then began to tap furiously at her cellphone.

"I'm not sure why I even bothered," Fumi concluded letting out a sigh as she focused more on the screen than her opponent, "Let's see... the Jack Brothers should be enough for somebody as foolish as you." Suddenly, crackling lightning began to surge from the cellphone as whatever program she had opened began to activate and declare actions in a monotone female voice.

[Summoning: Jack Frost]

[Summoning: Pyro Jack]


Bolts of energy rose out of the phone and with a flash two creatures materialized as they landed on the ground and shouted their arrival in unison with a, "Heeeeee-ho~"

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"Go," was all Fumi had to mutter as this single command sent both of the little demons into action. Pyro Jack hovered up into the air as its lantern flared to life with a sorrowful flame. Jack Frost merely began to run as fast as its small feet could carry him waving both arms frantically in a comical manner.

"I think that hee-human wants to play-ho~" Jack Frost shouted to his companion. Jumping forward, Jack Frost shot both his hands in an upward motion suddenly causing a massive wall of ice to erupt up from the ground just ahead of Shad's direction blocking off the path.

Swooping around from the side in the air, Pyro Jack held forth the lantern as it began to glow brighter and then let burst forth a powerful torrent of flame hurling down to envelop Shad from behind. "Let's have a barbecue-ho~" Pyro Jack cackled with unusually sadistic glee.
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(OOC: Battle Music-ENGAGE! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MxHvFd6Wnqs )

"Barbecue? That reminds me, I should have asked if Yamato was a organ donor." Shad stopped mid-walk studying the ice wall awhile focusing on the voice behind him to determine the angle of attack, and with a lash of his right hand, used a sudden gravity whip to attach to the massive ice wall in front of him, causing it to detach itself inches off the ground due to sudden weightlessness. Then with a quick 180 degree spin of his palm, swung the iceburg not only to take the brunt of the fire burst (and probably lose part of it's mass), and detached it halfway so it would be launched right above Fumi with overwhelming speed and force, like a flyswatter about to flatten a ladybug at maximum velocity.

Of course, there was the option of Pyro Jack trying to use his flames to dissolve the giant partially melted ice wall, but then the ice would turn into boiling water or scorching hot steam to bear down upon Fumi (and possibly damage her phone in the process either way).

"Huh...guess I don't know my own strength." Shad shrugged, noticing that his plan to remove the ice wall didn't go as planned, as he casually continued walking on the path to his destination point. After all, had Fumi done her research as a Water Division head, she would have known Shad would remove any obstacle in his path quickly with his new abilities...but given Yamato was a jerk to dodge his vine beforehand, the Water Division no doubt had not known of his special technique aka the Gravity Vine overall.
Edited by Super Hurricane, Feb 21 2018, 01:05 PM.
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"Hee-noooooooo~" Pyro Jack howled in frustration as it flew up higher and shot forth the lantern in the direction of the soaring ice shard. As the lantern flashed to life, a barrier of flames surrounded Fumi evaporating the ice shard on the spot and protecting her from any additional worries regarding it. However, when the flames died down and vanished they revealed only an angry Fumi.

"Idiot!" Fumi shouted after Pyro Jack as she pointed in Shad's direction, "I'm not the Head of Water Division for nothing. I can protect myself, don't leave Jack Frost to try and fight alone!" Beads of sweat curled down the pumpkin head of Pyro Jack who skidded to a halt in the air and then spun around. Worriedly, Pyro Jack began to soar in pursuit of his brother.

But the frosty little guy was already trying and too far ahead to reach. As he plodded along, Jack Frost began to hurry just a little faster flailing his arms here and there as he ran in a comical fashion. Adjusting its mouth into a perfect circle, Jack Frost began to spit forth razor-sharp shards of ice in an almost machine gun-like fashion. He continued firing as he closed the gap regardless of their effectiveness.

"You seem like a fun guy-ho!" Jack Frost exclaimed excitedly as he dropped the barrage and raised one hand that suddenly sprouted spikey icicle-like protrusions, "Why don't you just hee-die and play with us forever-ho!" Cackling with laughter, Jack Frost dove forward flailing the spiked ball hand trying to slam it against Shad directly.
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(OOC: My guy threw a partially melted gigantic ice wall, not a ice shard)

Shad grunted a few times as some of the ice spikes actually did manage to hit him as he ran. However, it was mostly into his backpack (which was basically as effective as kelvar given how many textbooks for homework he was carrying along with everything else), as well as a single scrape to his left leg which slowed him down a tad. "Seriously, mac, if you want to kill me, try aiming!" He yelled, before spinning around to seemingly try to catch the spiked ball hand with his own bare hand outstretched. Only....a second before it was about to hit skin of his fingers, the Star Sword suddenly blazed forth from his palm, shooting it's 5 foot length which would be like a sudden quick-draw of a .45 magnum firing almost instantly into the base of the spiked hand, through Jack's arm, and into his skull, in which Shad would then jot the blade down suddenly to split Jack vertically in twain in one quick, precise movement at zero-point range as to attempt to destroy the summon's 'core'. Of course, there was the chance Jack could dodge, but given how arrogant the summon was, he wouldn't expect the surprise blade flash until it was too late. "Excalibur's Special Technique: Instant Surprise Party." He hissed, more or less because of the pain in his leg.
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"GUK!" Jack Frost grunted in a mix of surprise and shock as the star sword effortlessly carved the frosty guy in half. Pyro Jack howled with laughter as he swooped by from above peppering the ground around Shad with random fireballs here and there making a sort of blanket area of coverage. It seemed his brother's plight somehow amused the pumpkin-headed demon.

"It's hee-time to turn up the heat-ho~" Pyro Jack shouted as he hovered ahead of Shad's path seeming unusually amused with himself at the pun, "AGIDYNE~" Pyro Jack's lantern glowed for just a second before a massive fireball exploded forth hurtling directly down the path in Shad's direction. Given its general size and speed, it was going to be quite difficult to dodge by any conventional means.

Regardless of the outcome, the roiling inferno seemed to vaporize Jack Frost from existence as it passed through. Moments later, some of the snow on the ground began to pool together and in short order, the tiny snowman reformed itself good as new. "That hee-hurt," Jack Frost proclaimed in an ill-fitting friendly tone towards Shad, "Let's see how you like dying a few times-ho~"

"Idiots," Fumi vented while watching the battle from a safe distance. Moving swiftly, she began to tap commands into the cellphone. It was clear the Jack Brothers weren't going to be enough to deal with the Size Mage. She would have to advance the strategy to the next stage. Despite all perception, Shad was known to have been one of the more skilled members of Arcadia. It had been her own folly to underestimate that fact.

Within his pocket, Shad could feel a small warmth begin to resonate from the magatama.
Edited by HiroTsukasa, Feb 26 2018, 01:13 AM.
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"That might work, if I didn't have my trap card face down on the field! Reveal face-down: Tiresome Pillar! Target: Rubber Car Tire. Enlargement. Original Size: 1"H, 1"L, 1"W, change to 10'W, 10'L, 20'H." Shad said, flicking what appeared to be a small black disk in front of him awhile affixing his robe around the lower part of his nose and mouth to act as a temporary filter. With a blast of his beam, the small tire (which he obtained over in the parking lot near the mountainside from a 'For Sale' car no one would bother to buy) grew massive in size and mass, absorbing the blast entirely with a sudden shake of sorts before bursting into flames itself, releasing a highly thick plume of black smoke, which in minutes would blanket the entire area with toxic carbon monoxide.

"See ya, weirdos! I doubt you can put the flames of this temperature out since it's gone way past the melting point of ignition. Then again, nothing can really put out a tire fire unless you have the ability to consume it all as well as the smoke." Shad chuckled awkwardly, as he proceeded to go down the path rather quickly as the heavy smoke obstructed the two spirit's view of him, melting the surrounding snow around them, and growing more and more denser and deadlier with each passing second.
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"Hyu-hyu-hyu~" Pyro Jack bellowed in odd weasely sort of tone. The pumpkin ghost demon flew down and into the thick of the smoke billowing out from the tire fire. With a deep gasp, the creature suddenly began to breathe in inhaling up all the smoke. This extended to include the flames as well eventually. In just a minute or two Pyro Jack had devoured all the flames.

"GUUUUUUUUUUUUUURRRRRRRRRRRRRRRKKKKKKKKK," Pyro Jack burped a mighty sound so powerful it made the ground all around tremble and shake before laughing as he continued his pursuit of Shad, "That was pretty hee-good ya know! Let's keep going Midget Man, make us more food-ho~"

Unfortunately, poor Jack Frost had not quite fared so well. The frosty little guy had been caught in the initial burst of flames and melted away once more. While Pyro Jack raced through the sky in pursuit, Jack Frost fell behind having to slowly begin drawing in more of the snow to reform himself. As he did this, Pyro Jack tried to keep on the task at hand.

"What's next-ho!?" Pyro Jack shouted excitedly as he continued to burp in smaller successions. Each one caused the pumpkin head to hurl forth a small ball of magma soaring through the air targeting Shad or the path before him to disrupt his advance. Further below the hill, Fumi merely observed the situation pondering over the possibilities of what might be done to shift the situation.

It seemed, for the time being, the Jack Brothers were just a bit too incompetent to get the job done...
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'Seriously, what the heck is up with this guy? I mean, the fire stalled him for a couple minutes, but he found me so easily. And firing off lava bullets?' Shad thought, leaping forward to duck and roll a few times just as a massive glob of magma struck where he once was, cooling down into a pile of obsidian quickly.

'On the other hand, that is pretty cool he can just create landmass. And speaking of which...' His eyes wandered over to the nearby carvings on the trees, as he lashed out with his gravity vine to connect to a nearby fallen tree, lifting it up and then placing it over a large puddle of semi-molten lava. Climbing over the roots quickly, he carefully yet narrowly sprinted across and onto the other side of it, then dug a thick line into the dirt, cupping his hands around his mouth to act as a loudspeaker. "Oi, fire guy! It's been real, but past this line is the wise hermit's domain! He doesn't mind human hikers walking through, but any malicious spirits or monsters that come in damaging the area often get beaten up to ectoplasm by him. So unless you and your semi-dead snow guy want to be put into a coma for eternity, I suggest you either not use any elemental attacks until we are out of his turf or that you have your summoner recall you and your brother, and have him pursue me on foot instead. Your call!" With that, he proceeded down the beaten path in the forest area of the mountain, drawn by the pull of the stone he carried in that direction.
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Pyro Jack continued laughing maniacally until Shad's challenge was hurled forth. The mere mention of a Wise Hermit seemed to drag the demon to a stop and he hovered mere inches before the line Shad had created in the dirt. Seconds later, Jack Frost came bounding along, but just as he was about to hop over the line Pyro Jack soared down to intercept and stop the frosty demon.

"Hey," Jack Frost commented in frustration, "What's the big idea-ho?"

"There's a hee-Wise Man that lives in this area-ho," Pyro Jack explained with grim seriousness, "If we're not hee-careful then he'll destroy us -ho!" Whether the story was true or not, it seemed the two demons believed Shad's words wholeheartedly. And so, the duo paced around nervously before the dirt line pondering what they might do.

"What are you idiots doing?" Fumi asked as she reached their location. She had been making a slow advance to track the battle as it moved along keeping her pace deliberate to keep herself out of the combat directly. Immediately, both Jack Brothers busted into talking about the Wise Hermit furiously shouting over one another to make their fear clear.

"I should have known," Fumi sighed as she shook her head slowly and began to tap commands into her cell phone, "Overkill from the start would have been the best option. You two are useless..." The duo began to argue against her insults but found themselves zapped by volts of electric energy that surged forth from the cell phone. The Jack Brothers found themselves suddenly exploded into spheres of raw energy and then at once they were mashed together in a sparkling fury of light as the Devil Summoning App voiced another command.

[Fusion Complete]

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"Black Frost," Fumi commanded in a calmer tone twinged slightly by her annoyance, "Please go and take down our wayward former-Arcadian." Black Frost gave only a sinister "HEE-HO~" in reply as it zipped into the air and soared forth after Shad.

"No more hee-games," Black Frost proclaimed as he slammed down ahead of Shad's path with arms crossed, "It's time to die-ho!" Black Frost raised his hands triumphantly and surging magical energy began to gather between them. It was a powerful spell used by many demon and persona that Shad would recognize instantly. It created a blast of super concentrated magical energy for which there was no easy defense.

"MEGIDO!!!!!" Black Frost shouted sinisterly as the demon hurled forth the magic creating a wave of destruction so powerful it sundered the trees as it passed leaving no means of evasion. Or so Black Frost had thought. The last thing Shad would think he might see was the blinding white light, but as his vision returned he found himself perfectly fine.

"Oh no, not him," Fumi mumbled from behind as she got close enough to view the unfolding scene. Despite the powerful attack, it seemed that it had all been blocked by the small creature that now stood in front of Shad seemingly appearing from nowhere. Glancing over its shoulder, the creature doffed its top hat towards Shad and then raised its walking cane to point accusatorily towards Black Frost.

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"FOOL!" Excalibur proclaimed before turning the cane and plunging it back down the ground proper.

"Uhhhh," Black Frost droned in confusion before flailing his arms wildly, "What the hee-hell just happened-ho!?"

"Tch," Excalibur scoffed condescendingly, "That power was too weak for my vast skills. For my legend dates back to the 12th century! By the way, this tophat of mine is lined with the finest quality English seaweed roll."

"Okay," Black Frost replied in confusion wondering what the point was. Curiously, he seemed so frustrated that the usual vocal tick the creature seemed to exhibit had vanished.

"FOOL!" Excalibur charged once more pointing his cane towards Black Frost, "I can see you simply do not understand. I will simply have to explain it. My legend dates back to the twelfth century you see. It began on a midsummers day with the sun blazing overhead. No, wait. It was a blustery Autumn day. I was an unsavory fellow back when it all started. Which was in the winter as I recall. I remember the tough crowd, all the hot babes fought over me that summer. Yes. Yes, that's right, it was summer. A scorching midsummer day. I was a dangerous man at the time. And yet, refined somehow. Everyone thought so. They still think so to this day. Although, maybe they didn't think so as much back then. But they definitely said I was dangerous, I'm sure of it...And I know I've always been refined so they must have been thinking it. Yes. Yes indeed. Everyone thought and said and talked about how amazing I was. I'm still amazing of course, but no longer the bad boy that I was back then. On that chilled, frozen winter day-"

"GET TO THE POINT ALREADY," Black Frost growled with insanity as he began to hurl spheres of concentrated magic here and there causing a chain of explosions. However, each one that veered too close towards Shad and Excalibur found itself deflected by a swing of the odd creature's cane.

"Excalibur," Fumi addressed the legendary sword hoping to try and get a control of the situation, "You're supposed to be in the vault still. What's going on?"

"My my, such rudeness," Excalibur began to shake his head first at Black Frost and then swiveling around to do the same to Fumi, "Then I shall skip to the end of our tale. The fact remains that while we have had so many wondrous adventures, in truth I am not contracted by Arcadia as a whole. Only to the two members who completed all thousand provisions that must be observed to be considered worthy of wielding my power. And so, it is being forged of such fine steel that I conclude to take action in support of one so worthy."

"Mmm, yes," Excalibur concluded thoughtfully as he regarded Shad, "I can think back to when our adventures together first began. Now that I think about it, our legend began back in Hyakuji on the same day as today. A Tuesday or a Wednesday. Or a Saturday perhaps. No, it was on Monday. No. I suppose it could have been a Tuesday or Wednesday. Thursday's a distinct possibility or Friday even. Although Monday does sound right. And Saturday is a lovely day to begin a legend with. Perhaps it was a Thursday? Or Tuesday. Maybe Wednesday or Friday? There's always Monday too. And Saturday, we can't forget Saturday. No, no. It was almost certainly on a-"

"I DON'T CARE ANYMORE," Black Frost roared in frustration as he began sending explosive Megido blasts here and there without reason, "IM JUST GONNA KILL YOU BOTH RIGHT NOW!"

"FOOL!" Excalibur proclaimed again deflecting a Megido blast while Fumi dove for cover from the unrestrained rage of Black Frost, "I see you leave us no further options. I had hoped to settle this matter by a long talk and a spot of tea. Shad, my friend, it is time once more for you who are most worthy to inherit THE POWER! THE STRENGTH! EXCALIBUR~"

Another blast careened in their direction, but it found itself deflected and cast into the sky by the glittering white light that emanated in Excalibur. As the light faded the small creature was gone, but in his place was a majestic long sword planted in the ground waiting to be wielded by Shad.

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"Well, it was more of a Sunday, since we went to church together after we met for the first time. Then we had brunch...pretty sure you had scones and earl grey tea awhile I had waffles and skim milk." Shad said, pulling Excalibur out of the ground with a brief tug, gazing deeply into the reflection of the blade. "Of course, the only issue at the moment is that I can't fight until I locate this one area on the mountain as to prevent Yamato from killing all the Arcadia members and absorbing their mana so he can annihilate all of the yokai on the island. So I was just wondering, Excalibur, if you can sense where the majority of the dragon stream is located in this area? Then when we arrive, we can then fight this guy, but not the lady since I don't like attacking women."

As to Fumi, he craned his head in confusion. "Huh, so you're the summoner? You certainly picked a weird one, though I really would prefer you to get a handle on your demon summon before it decides to cause the volcano to go active again and rain down toxic ash on all the fire division members and non-powered civilians on the island. Or I could just see if I can reflect those big energy blasts to where your boss is and see if he'll come for revenge. Your choice, of course."
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"FOOL!" Excalibur shouted his voice echoing from the blade itself though his tone was more of a friend chiding a friend than how he had been insulting towards the demon, "I can already sense the release of the accumulated energy in this place. It would appear you have reached your desired destination. Or close enough to matter. You know, this all reminds me of a story... yes, back long ago... it was 1964 and I was cruising up and down the California coast..." Excalibur continued to rattle on with his tale, but Shad would have a hard time keeping track of it amid all the commotion.

Cackling with insanity, Black Frost soared across the area casting Megido indiscriminately. Explosions of raw magical energy erupted all throughout the general area Shad happened to be in and if he wasn't careful the Size Mage would find himself caught up in one of the blasts. "Just be a good hee-human and die already-ho!" Black Frost growled in frustration.

Fumi, meanwhile, made no attempts to reply to any of Shad's comments. Instead, the Water Division Head merely retreated a bit careful with regards to her distance from the fight. Black Frost was going wild and the last thing she needed was to be caught up in the crossfire. She knew all too well that Yamato wouldn't be baited away from achieving his goal so there was little he could say in that regard to goad her on.

It wasn't her style to fight directly, in any case. Black Frost would handle things. If not, she would merely summon another. Fumi wondered what would give out first. Her accumulated reserve of contracted demons or Excalibur's supposed limitless power?
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"Ah, good to know then. Oi, lady! Where are you heading off to? Your summon will disappear if you go too far out." Shad called out to Fumi, as he listened to Excalibur's ranting with a calm expression, as if he was taking the long-winded tale all in stride. Drawing Excalibur forward, he leapt up to swing the blade on it's flat-side, slamming the nearest massive ball of energy fast enough to repel it to hit another one closing in, which resulted in a vast chain-reaction of Megido explosions surrounding Black Frost since he was discharging so many at once. "Special Technique #67853: Cosmic Alignment Dash!" He called out, falling backwards and rolling on his sides several times on the ground due to the backlash of shockwave wind that smacked him hard and a tad dazed. "Okay...pffth! That could have gone better." He spat out a small chunk of grass, before getting back up on his feet, arcing forward in a sprinter position. "Oi, big guy! Do you have anything other than giant energy spells to shoot at me? Or are those fangs and claws just for show? Because pretty soon, you and your summoner will be wiped out by Yamato's attack, and I want this to be a fair match-up. Face us head-on without any reservations!""
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"HEY-NOOOOO~" Black Frost cried in desperation. The chain explosion caused by the deflected Megido orb spread out violently in all directions at such an alarming rate that the backblast washed over and engulfed even Black Frost himself. When the blasts cleared, there was nothing left to hear the remainder of Shad's taunt. For all its rampaging, it had done little to actually harm Shad and with the power of Excalibur its own attack had been its undoing.

"Most excellent," Excalibur praised Shad thoughtfully, "This reminds me of an event long ago. It was during my time with goodly Arthur. I believe it started on a Friday..." As the sword launched into another rant, Fumi emerged from her safe hiding spot and strode forth shaking her head slowly. Black Frost had failed utterly. But deep down she knew she only had herself to blame. She should have summoned something more powerful from the start and just been done with it all.

"I see that when you put enough idiots together even they can accomplish something," Fumi called back in a taunting manner as she began to stride towards Shad. Her cell was still in hand and she was tapping quickly a set of commands into the Demon Summoning App. What did she have in store next for the Size Mage? They would never know.

Before she had even reached halfway towards Shad's position a pair of portals opened up between them; one close to Shad and one just before Fumi's path. The Water Division Head smirked well knowing what this meant. Even Excalibur stopped his endless tale to note what had just occurred. "FOOL!" Excalibur proclaimed with fury, "Come Shad, our true fight awaits!" As if on cue, the portals swept across each one snatching up its prey and hurtling them towards the desired location.

Together they were whisked away to another location... undoubtedly by the machinations of one certain person...

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