Viewtiful Rekk (7:07:18 PM): ----------------------------------------------------------------------
Viewtiful Rekk (7:08:28 PM): "Wait...what do you mean 'greater part'?" Amado asks, leaning forward.
Polk Kitsune (7:09:38 PM): "There you are!" Came a loud voice. Soon after, the large and tall frame of the kaiser stepped into view. "That's quite enough..."
Y Ruler of Time (7:10:11 PM): "...I'm just sitting here, Bruce," Kazimir remarked from his position on the ground, "no reason to be so dramatic."
Viewtiful Rekk (7:10:53 PM): "Kaiser...." Amado says. "....took ya long enough!"
Polk Kitsune (7:12:14 PM): He quirked an eyebrow, looking at Kazimir. "From a man who was running for his freedom earlier..." He turned a frown at Amado. "A stall tactic. It happens."
Y Ruler of Time (7:13:18 PM): "It's not so much a tactic as a final remaining option. I can't exactly continue running." Kazimir gets to his feet slowly.
kwikkidus (7:13:41 PM): "It's true. He got bashed in the leg by a duel disk. Related note, Amado, you owe me for a new duel disk."
Sinisquirrel (7:13:58 PM): "Would you please stop bringing it up?"
Polk Kitsune (7:14:15 PM): "Daring move... Reckless though. No surprises."
kwikkidus (7:14:28 PM): "Fine, fine..." He sighs, making a mental note to just send a damn bill later.
Polk Kitsune (7:14:37 PM): He looked back at Kazimir. "Then I suppose you're surrendering..."
Viewtiful Rekk (7:14:39 PM): "Y'know what, Flunky?!"
Viewtiful Rekk (7:14:57 PM): Amado takes his cleaver and smashes it over Eon's disk a couple times.
Viewtiful Rekk (7:15:03 PM): "There. Now I owe you a new disk!"
Sinisquirrel (7:15:37 PM): "..." Miss Batolli will be pissed if they ship that off to her...
Y Ruler of Time (7:15:37 PM): "Why does everybody make that assumption?" Kazimir asks with a sigh. Before he continue, Amado breaks apart Eon's Duel Disk, and he's left wordless.
kwikkidus (7:15:46 PM): "Was that really necessary?"
Viewtiful Rekk (7:17:24 PM): "Considering all your bellyaching? Yes."
Y Ruler of Time (7:19:43 PM): Kazimir turns attention away from the bickering students. "No, Bruce, I'm not surrendering. That would be a disrespect to the efforts of my friends who remained loyal to me.:
kwikkidus (7:20:42 PM): "..." With a sigh, he shrugs again. "Right. Well... I'll not stoop to your level. What say you we just watch this duel, ne?"
Polk Kitsune (7:21:17 PM): "I'm afraid though, that there's nothing left, Kazimir. There's only you left, and all we need is to drag you to the authorities. You've done enough."
Viewtiful Rekk (7:21:35 PM): Amado sits down next to the Red and Yellow, legs crossed. "Hrmph."
Sinisquirrel (7:23:04 PM): "How do you even know they're going to duel?" Lily asks, annoyance seeping into her tone.
Y Ruler of Time (7:23:14 PM): "That assessment is a bit inaccurate," he counters, pulling off both of his gloves. "Has my Order done enough harm to individual students of the academy? Yes, certainly..."
kwikkidus (7:23:46 PM): "Do you know of any other way people resolve disputes around here?" he says simply, slipping a hand into his pocket.
Y Ruler of Time (7:23:48 PM): "But it was necessary, because I have not done enough of what we intended to do. Until then, I will keep fighting."
Sinisquirrel (7:24:07 PM): "... saa."
Viewtiful Rekk (7:24:36 PM): Amado calmly punches Eon in the gut.
Viewtiful Rekk (7:24:40 PM): "That's one way."
kwikkidus (7:24:55 PM): Eon is calmly punched in the gut.
kwikkidus (7:25:13 PM): "First the duel disk... now that? Amado... there's a lady present. Less brutal, ne?"
Viewtiful Rekk (7:26:00 PM): "Sakuma-san, you don't mind, do you?"
Polk Kitsune (7:26:09 PM): "... If that's the way it has to go... Then We'll just have to take you down, won't we?"
Sinisquirrel (7:26:35 PM): "Ya." (( Short for "yada," or "nope." ))
Sinisquirrel (7:27:20 PM): "..." However... "Ah. Amado-san... do you have a duel spirit?"
Viewtiful Rekk (7:27:34 PM): Amado cracks his knuckles, but stops.
Viewtiful Rekk (7:27:49 PM): "...Erm...not that I know of. But I've never seen one before, so, maybe."
Y Ruler of Time (7:27:51 PM): "I anticipated no less," Kazimir nods, and undoes the clasp of his cloak, letting it fall to the ground.
Sinisquirrel (7:29:31 PM): "... ah..." Naturally enough, that's about all she'll apparently say about the subject.
Y Ruler of Time (7:30:29 PM): "Bruce, you're familiar with acupuncture, aren't you?" Kazimir asks, now pulling back his right sleeve and pulling out a handful of needles.
Polk Kitsune (7:31:51 PM): Bruce's eyes narrowed as he saw the needles. "The skill to control muscles, increasing, or decreasing pain through needles... I know you're quite an adept at it."
Y Ruler of Time (7:32:53 PM): "Among other things involving the precise incision of needles," Kazimir states, piercing his bared arm at several points. Blood begins to flow slowly from the pinpoint wounds.
Polk Kitsune (7:35:16 PM): His eyes narrowed as he watched Kazimir. "... self mutilation..."
Y Ruler of Time (7:36:06 PM): Kazimir's eyes flash, and he smirks. "...This is nothing, I'm afraid." Upon finishing with his arm, he proceeds to tear off his shirt, revealing the rest of his heavily-scarred torso.
Y Ruler of Time (7:36:13 PM): He continues inserting needles into his body.
Viewtiful Rekk (7:36:23 PM): Amado covers his mouth with a hand.
Sinisquirrel (7:36:25 PM): "..." Shirtless, again?
Viewtiful Rekk (7:36:36 PM): "...o-ogh...th-that's..."
kwikkidus (7:37:00 PM): "You know... I'm not the easily shocked type, but..." He puts his left hand to his chin. "That's... a little disgusting."
Sinisquirrel (7:37:20 PM): "Not bad."
Polk Kitsune (7:37:23 PM): "... If you believe in enlightenment through pain, then..." He said, more intrigued than disgusted.
Viewtiful Rekk (7:38:12 PM): Amado stares at Lily.
Sinisquirrel (7:38:22 PM): "... what?" Slight blush.
Y Ruler of Time (7:38:37 PM): Kazimir quirks an eyebrow at Lily, a slightly amused look on his face.
kwikkidus (7:38:39 PM): "Didn't know you were in to that sort of thing..."
Viewtiful Rekk (7:38:58 PM): "Er...uh...nothing, I guess."
Sinisquirrel (7:39:25 PM): "I..." She holds up a hand. "This is not about my turn o-- er, likes..." Deflection, complete?
kwikkidus (7:40:34 PM): He sighs heavily. Good god, she likes the guy who has the needlepoint wounds everywhere. ...I'd hate to see her room.
Viewtiful Rekk (7:40:58 PM): ....Wonder what her room is like...
Y Ruler of Time (7:41:14 PM): Those aren't needlepoint wounds. One of 'em looks like a bear trap closed on his abdomen.
Polk Kitsune (7:45:30 PM): "... How much did you make on yourself?" The Kaiser asked...
Y Ruler of Time (7:47:30 PM): "Well..." Kazimir stops stabbing himself, and as blood continues to trickle down his body, he says, "I began experimenting when I was about twelve, and I finished by the time I entered the academy."
Y Ruler of Time (7:49:04 PM): "I think people would have wondered about the gloves if the students weren't so enthusiastic about accessioning," he displays the back of his scarred right hand to the Kaiser.
Polk Kitsune (7:50:19 PM): "..." He looked at the hand, barely moved by the sight. "Maybe... But I doubt it matters now, does it?"
Viewtiful Rekk (7:51:40 PM): As the students speak, they may notice the sounds of the early morning and the rising sun around them rapidly being blotted out as a curtain of darkness curls around their surroundings.
Polk Kitsune (7:53:02 PM): Bruce's eyes looked aroudn as darkness replaced the dawn of the sun. "... It's beginning..."
Viewtiful Rekk (7:53:19 PM): "Hey...hey, what is this...?!"
Y Ruler of Time (7:54:00 PM): "..." Kazimir's eyes widen as memories of the only other Darkness Game he was a witness to flood through his mind. "Why is this happening again?"
kwikkidus (7:55:21 PM): "...this again?" He quirks an eyebrow.
Polk Kitsune (7:56:17 PM): "... The darkness... Tha shadow game..." Bruce said as he looked up. "Fate's had a hand in this, I suppose."
Sinisquirrel (7:56:49 PM): "..." Ah... not again...
Y Ruler of Time (7:59:28 PM): "I suppose we should begin then," Kazimir states, activating his Duel Disk. (8000)
Polk Kitsune (8:01:58 PM): "Agreed." Bruce said as he activated his duel disk. "Let's see if you're worthy of your so-called powers." (8000)
Polk Kitsune (8:02:07 PM): "DUEL!"
Y Ruler of Time (8:02:11 PM): "Duel."
Y Ruler of Time (8:03:10 PM): "I draw six."
Polk Kitsune (8:03:28 PM): Bruce silently pulled five.
Y Ruler of Time (8:05:28 PM): "I set one defender on the field," Kazimir declares, "followed by two set cards. End turn."
Polk Kitsune (8:06:34 PM): "Draw."
Polk Kitsune (8:07:48 PM): "... I'll imitate yourself. One defender, followed by two facedown cards."
Y Ruler of Time (8:08:21 PM): "Reverse card open," Kazimir declares, "Ojama Trio."
Y Ruler of Time (8:09:08 PM): "In chain I activate my other facedown card. Summon Limit - Reckless Creatures."
Polk Kitsune (8:11:15 PM): "... interesting."
Y Ruler of Time (8:11:50 PM): "As my permanent trap is face-up when Ojama Trio resolves, the three tokens are forced into attack mode," Kazimir declares.
Y Ruler of Time (8:12:13 PM): "Additionally, they must attack if Summon Limit - Reckless Creatures is face-up during your turn."
Polk Kitsune (8:14:52 PM): "... And so I'll have no choice but to attach your defender with creatures with zero attack... Cunning."
Polk Kitsune (8:15:20 PM): "Activate Magic Card." He pressed a button on the duel disk. "Shield and Sword."
Y Ruler of Time (8:16:01 PM): "...Huh," Kazimir smirks, "clever of you. A total of three thousand less damage to your life points."
Polk Kitsune (8:16:20 PM): "The first token will attack your facedown..."
Y Ruler of Time (8:16:43 PM): Giant Rat appears and bats away the first token (1400/1450).
Polk Kitsune (8:17:19 PM): (7550) "And the other two attack..."
Polk Kitsune (8:17:44 PM): (6650)
Polk Kitsune (8:18:07 PM): "And with that, I end my turn."
Y Ruler of Time (8:18:16 PM): "Draw."
Viewtiful Rekk (8:18:31 PM): Amado frowns. "If he'd played that move on me, I'da been screwed....Kaiser managed to significantly counter it though..."
Y Ruler of Time (8:19:46 PM): '...Although the tokens will still be affected by my Reckless Creatures card, that defender is likely a monster with a Flip effect that will disrupt my combo.'
Y Ruler of Time (8:20:24 PM): 'He blocked my best chance to deal a large amount of damage...Heh, Bruce...you're as strong as ever.'
Polk Kitsune (8:21:46 PM): Bruce's eyes narrowed as he watched over his opponent, unmoving. This has only begun...
Y Ruler of Time (8:21:47 PM): "I set one monster in defense position. End turn."
Sinisquirrel (8:21:52 PM): "That's because he possesses the kind of competency that's been lacking as of late." Says a more confidently postured, cross-armed Lily.
Polk Kitsune (8:22:50 PM): "Draw!"
kwikkidus (8:23:01 PM): "...Huh..." He thinks for a second, before pointing at Lily. "You just said more than one word at once. What happened?"
Viewtiful Rekk (8:23:05 PM): "..."
Viewtiful Rekk (8:23:23 PM): Amado looks downwards.
Polk Kitsune (8:27:00 PM): "I'll flip summon the Golem Sentry." The Kaiser waved his hand as the golem appeared. "And your facedown monster will return to your hand."
Sinisquirrel (8:27:01 PM): "Nothing you would understand..." And, a small smile as it seems that Amado has been shamed.
Y Ruler of Time (8:27:37 PM): Kazimir nods and picks up his set monster, adding it to the other three cards in his hand. 'Just as I thought...'
Polk Kitsune (8:28:18 PM): 'And I'll summon the Neo-Spacian Ground Mole to the field." The mole appeared on the field, grinning widely.
Y Ruler of Time (8:29:19 PM): Kazimir scowls as the Mole comes into play. 'He's doing it even faster than I believed he would...!'
Polk Kitsune (8:30:07 PM): "Ground Mole, attack the Giant Rat." He pointed forward as the mole's drill came over it's head, and dashed toward the rat. "And by it's special effect... Both monsters will return to our hands."
Y Ruler of Time (8:30:46 PM): And just like that, Kazimir's field is clear of defenders.
Polk Kitsune (8:31:13 PM): "Now, Golem Sentry, and your Ojama tokens will attack directly!"
Y Ruler of Time (8:32:11 PM): Kazimir flinches slightly as the Golem strikes him, and ignores the attacks of the three tokens. (7200)
Polk Kitsune (8:32:46 PM): "Now, the Golem will go facedown... And I'll end my turn." The Kaiser said as he crossed his arms.
Y Ruler of Time (8:32:56 PM): "Draw..."
Y Ruler of Time (8:34:33 PM): "I activate Mystical Space Typhoon, to destroy your set card."
Polk Kitsune (8:34:58 PM): He frowned as his trap card, Magic Cylinder was destroyed.
Y Ruler of Time (8:36:47 PM): "I can't prevent you from dispatching my monsters again next turn..." Kazimir admitted, as Giant Rat reappeared on his field (1400/1450), "but I can take advantage of the Ojama tokens left on your field!"
Y Ruler of Time (8:36:56 PM): "Giant Rat attacks one of the tokens!"
Polk Kitsune (8:38:25 PM): (4950) The Kaiser didn't seem to budge, watching the event, giving a small scoff.
Y Ruler of Time (8:38:45 PM): "End turn."
Polk Kitsune (8:39:23 PM): He picked a card. "Draw!"
Polk Kitsune (8:41:44 PM): "I'll flip summon the Golem Sentry once more... Your giant rat returns from where it came."
Y Ruler of Time (8:42:08 PM): Kazimir silently picks the card up again.
Polk Kitsune (8:42:19 PM): "And once more, the Golem will attack directly."
Y Ruler of Time (8:43:20 PM): (6400) "We're going back and forth quite steadily...but you're the one taking the most damage, Bruce."
Polk Kitsune (8:43:57 PM): "I'll turn my golem facedown... Set one defender, and a facedown card."
Polk Kitsune (8:44:34 PM): "You'll run out of tokens eventually... And by then, I doubt things will be the same..."
Polk Kitsune (8:44:38 PM): "End turn."
Y Ruler of Time (8:44:44 PM): "Draw."
Y Ruler of Time (8:46:09 PM): "One, card facedown, and Giant Rat once again!"
Y Ruler of Time (8:46:16 PM): "Attack another token!"
Polk Kitsune (8:47:04 PM): (3250) He only gave a snort. "Bad move..."
Y Ruler of Time (8:47:38 PM): "What do you mean by that?"
Polk Kitsune (8:48:07 PM): "You'll see..."
Y Ruler of Time (8:48:22 PM): "I end my turn."
Polk Kitsune (8:48:34 PM): "Draw!"
Polk Kitsune (8:49:56 PM): "... One facedown card. And I'll summon Grave Ohja." (1600/1500)
Y Ruler of Time (8:50:36 PM): "...I see..."
Polk Kitsune (8:51:06 PM): "I flip summon Golem Sentry... Your rat returns to hand."
Y Ruler of Time (8:51:34 PM): "So it does..." Kazimir braces himself.
Polk Kitsune (8:51:55 PM): "And you take three hundred damage, thanks to Grave ohja's ability." The stone monk pulled out a sand spear, and launched it a Kazimir.
Y Ruler of Time (8:52:52 PM): Kazimir holds up his arms to block the spear, and stumbles as it hits him. His bad leg slides out from under him, and he falls to the ground. (6100)
Polk Kitsune (8:53:50 PM): "And then.. I'll flip summon the Morphing Jar." As he gave the order, the monstrous jar popped out, laughing like a maniac.
Y Ruler of Time (8:55:32 PM): Kazimir scowls before thrusting his five-card hand into his graveyard and proceeding to draw another five.
Polk Kitsune (8:56:22 PM): Bruce did the same, looking at his new hand. "And a monster was flip summoned, so Grave Ohja will deal you another three hundred."
Y Ruler of Time (8:57:05 PM): Kazimir manages to get to one knee and brace himself as a second blast of sand hits him. (5800)
Polk Kitsune (8:57:22 PM): "I'll then activate my facedown card, Shield and Sword."
Y Ruler of Time (8:58:08 PM): "What...!?" Kazimir's eyes widen as the attack and defense scores of his opponent's monsters interchange.
Polk Kitsune (8:58:23 PM): Bruce's monsters seemed to distort on the field a moment. (1500) (1800) (1000) (600)
Polk Kitsune (8:59:02 PM): "And to make this a decisive strike..." He showed another card. "Heavy Storm."
Y Ruler of Time (8:59:48 PM): Kazimir's permanent trap as well as his facedown Spiritual Earth Art - Kurogane are destroyed by the large tornado.
Polk Kitsune (9:00:26 PM): "Now, Morphing Jar, Ojama Token, Grave ohja, and Golem Sentry, attack dircetly!"
Y Ruler of Time (9:01:37 PM): Kazimir grunts as he is pummeled by attack after attack, eventually leaving him lying prone and breathing heavily on the ground. (900)
kwikkidus (9:02:13 PM): "...I'm beginning to see why this guy's the Kaiser..."
Polk Kitsune (9:02:15 PM): Bruce gave a low snort. "It's almost over, Kazimir... You're done."
Polk Kitsune (9:02:28 PM): "I'll set two cards facedown... And end my turn."
Viewtiful Rekk (9:02:34 PM): "Well, whaddaya think, he's gonna lose?!"
Y Ruler of Time (9:02:58 PM): "..." Kazimir raises an arm, filled with bent needles, and plants it against the ground before hauling himself to his feet.
Y Ruler of Time (9:03:17 PM): "The power of the Darkness Game...makes these attacks more realistic...more...painful..."
Sinisquirrel (9:04:01 PM): "Hnnn..." Lily nods, smiling widely. "Now that... is something."
Y Ruler of Time (9:05:08 PM): Kazimir lifts his head up. Blood is running down his brow from a gash opened in his temple, and his eyes have rolled into the back of his head. "It's far from over, Kaiser!" he screeches.
Y Ruler of Time (9:05:15 PM): "DRAW!"
Polk Kitsune (9:05:42 PM): He gives a snort. "Fool..."
Viewtiful Rekk (9:05:52 PM): "Wh-whoa! What happened to him?!"
Sinisquirrel (9:06:39 PM): "To put it simply, we believe he's crossed over to 'the other side.'"
Y Ruler of Time (9:06:51 PM): "Reasoning, activate! Call a level!"
Polk Kitsune (9:07:27 PM): The Kaiser closed his eyes, and silently held out four fingers.
Y Ruler of Time (9:08:11 PM): Kazimir flips over the top card of his deck, and immediately slams it onto his Duel Disk. "Sangan, summon (1000/600)!"
Y Ruler of Time (9:08:21 PM): "Destroy the final token!"
Polk Kitsune (9:08:34 PM): "Activate trap card!"
Polk Kitsune (9:08:39 PM): "Curse of Anubis."
Polk Kitsune (9:09:48 PM): "All effect monsters will turn in defence position, their defence reduced to zero, and any flip effects negated for the turn."
Y Ruler of Time (9:10:33 PM): Kazimir snarls as his Sangan is forced into a crouch (1000/0).
Polk Kitsune (9:11:26 PM): Of course, Bruce's monsters faced the same fate.
Y Ruler of Time (9:18:28 PM): "I set one defender, and one facedown card. End turn!"
Polk Kitsune (9:18:42 PM): "Draw!"
kwikkidus (9:19:10 PM): ((...They hit Panama City Beach all the damn time. x.x))
Polk Kitsune (9:19:44 PM): "I turn Grave Ohja in attack... And he'll attack Sangan."
Y Ruler of Time (9:21:41 PM): Sangan is killed by a rock. "From my deck...I add Masked Beheader to my hand!"
Polk Kitsune (9:22:27 PM): "... Fine." He closed his eyes. "I flip the Golem Sentry face-down and shift the Ojama Token into defense mode... And that ends my turn."
Y Ruler of Time (9:22:38 PM): "Draw!"
Y Ruler of Time (9:24:02 PM): "I summon, Masked Chopper!" Kazimir's key monster appears. (100/100)
Polk Kitsune (9:24:33 PM): "... Your favorite Monster..."
Y Ruler of Time (9:24:52 PM): ...And promptly vanishes. "Come forth, Masked Beheader (700/900)!" The muscular, axe-wielding version of Masked Chopper replaces it.
Y Ruler of Time (9:26:31 PM): Kazimir jerks a finger at the final remaining Ojama token. "KILL!"
Polk Kitsune (9:28:15 PM): Bruce turned his head as the Token was destroyed. "The last one..." (3250)
Y Ruler of Time (9:34:11 PM): "When Masked Beheader attacks, during the damage step he gains 600 attack points!" (1300/900) The Beheader swings its axe, splitting the token in half.
Y Ruler of Time (9:35:46 PM): "That's 300 damage, and then..." the monster continues its charge, bringing its axe around to deal a devastating blow to Bruce, "when Masked Beheader destroys a monster in battle, he deals 2500 damage to the opponent!"
Polk Kitsune (9:37:07 PM): "Grkh!" Bruce's eyes shot wide as he felt the axes dig into his skin. Taking a step back, he caught himself back straight, still solid. (450)
Viewtiful Rekk (9:37:16 PM): "Kaiser!"
Y Ruler of Time (9:37:30 PM): (750)
Polk Kitsune (9:38:31 PM): Bruce held out a hand at Amado. "It's alright..."
Viewtiful Rekk (9:38:53 PM): "Dude, ya just took an axe in the chest!"
Viewtiful Rekk (9:39:00 PM): "You're a bug guy, but that's not alright!"
Sinisquirrel (9:39:39 PM): Lily nods. "But it is. You see... the Kaiser is special."
Polk Kitsune (9:39:59 PM): He glared at Amado this time. "I know what I'm doing. This won't stop me."
Y Ruler of Time (9:40:38 PM): Kazimir pants, and places a hand over his face. "...How much more...am I going to have to do this...before I can be left alone...?"
Viewtiful Rekk (9:40:42 PM): "...gh..."
Viewtiful Rekk (9:41:31 PM): This Darkness Game stuff is insane...!
Sinisquirrel (9:42:40 PM): So... it seems like he understands the danger he was in... Lily chuckles.
Polk Kitsune (9:44:23 PM): "It became impossible, Kazimir. When you decided to drag the world down with you." Bruce said, stepping forward. "And for that, we must stop you. Here and NOW!"
Y Ruler of Time (9:45:40 PM): "Kh...End turn!"
Polk Kitsune (9:45:54 PM): "Activate magic card. Book of Moon!"
Polk Kitsune (9:46:08 PM): "With this, I'll turn my Morphing Jar facedown..."
Viewtiful Rekk (9:46:09 PM): "No way...how are they both still standing...?"
Y Ruler of Time (9:46:17 PM): "...What?"
Polk Kitsune (9:46:43 PM): "Now... Draw!"
Polk Kitsune (9:47:31 PM): "... I'll flip the Morphing Jar back up... We'll both once more toss our hand to the graveyard, and draw five more cards..."
Y Ruler of Time (9:47:52 PM): "Three cards..." Kazimir replaces his hand.
kwikkidus (9:48:32 PM): "Come on... it takes more than an axe in the chest to knock down a good duelist."
Sinisquirrel (9:48:33 PM): "Because this is their will, Amado-san."
Viewtiful Rekk (9:48:43 PM): "...Their will?"
Polk Kitsune (9:48:45 PM): He tossed the four monsters in his hand to the graveyard, and pulled five more cards.
Y Ruler of Time (9:50:06 PM): 'I can't back down...Not even if it means continuing this barbaric behavior, I must fight on...'
Sinisquirrel (9:50:35 PM): "Their will." She nods. "It is because they wish to continue that they do. There is nothing that can stop them at this point, save for annihilating one another. That is a Darkness Game."
Y Ruler of Time (9:50:41 PM): 'For my Order, for my dream, for all that I have worked for, for my friends...and for Elsebeth...I refuse to be defeated here...'
Polk Kitsune (9:51:13 PM): "..." Bruce pulled one card from his hand, and silently placed it on the field. As he did, a large red crystal appeared. "It's time..."
Polk Kitsune (9:52:42 PM): He reached out for his graveyard, and the disk ejected out six card. "Six rock monsters." He frowned, watching as the gorund seemed to shatter, while boulders and rocks started to gather around the crystal.
Y Ruler of Time (9:53:24 PM): "..." Kazimir blinks once, his eyes returning to normal once they open again. "No..."
Polk Kitsune (9:54:06 PM): "Show them your strength. REVIVE!" He raised a hand in the air, as the creature started to take form, and roared loudly. "MEGAROCK DRAGON!"
Polk Kitsune (9:54:11 PM): (4200/4200)
Y Ruler of Time (9:55:04 PM): Kazimir's cards fall from his shaking hands, and the anger drains out of his face, replaced with despair.
kwikkidus (9:55:25 PM): "...I think he surrenders now, ne?"
Sinisquirrel (9:55:32 PM): "..."
kwikkidus (9:55:52 PM): "...Back to yourself already?"
Polk Kitsune (9:56:17 PM): "It's over..." He pointed forward. "Megarock Dragon! Attack the Masked Beheader!"
Sinisquirrel (9:56:19 PM): "No. We were simply rendered speechless by the further idiocy of your commentary."
Viewtiful Rekk (9:56:25 PM): "...4200 attack points..."
Viewtiful Rekk (9:56:46 PM): Amado seems to be completely ignoring the other two. "...It's amazing..."
Y Ruler of Time (9:57:01 PM): "I've...failed..." tears begin to stream down Kazimir's face as his Masked Beheader is crushed under the mountain of living rock.
Polk Kitsune (9:57:04 PM): The dragon roared, and leaped in the air, curling around, spinning rapidly. "AVALANCHE CRUSHER!"
Sinisquirrel (9:57:46 PM): "Mmn... it is..." Lily seems to appreciate the presence of the immense monster, and especially Kazimir's despair.
kwikkidus (9:58:08 PM): "...It is pretty nice to have a monster that big..." he murmurs, watching the aftermath.
Polk Kitsune (9:58:59 PM): Bruce gave a snort. "And that's the end!"
Y Ruler of Time (9:59:07 PM): The pure brute force of the attack sends bits of rock flying everywhere, and a good-sized chunk slams into Kazimir's gut, sending him flying back.
Y Ruler of Time (9:59:09 PM): (0000)
Viewtiful Rekk (10:00:41 PM): "...N-ngh..." Amado mutters, looking quite uncomfortable by the strike at Kazimir.
Polk Kitsune (10:01:21 PM): Bruce started to step forward as the duel ended, watching as the dragon stepped back, a respective nod between the two,
kwikkidus (10:02:47 PM): "Bra-vo, Kaiser." He looks around at the darkness. "So... this fades soon, right?"
Y Ruler of Time (10:03:44 PM): Kazimir coughs weakly. "...Nnzn..." he sounds barely conscious.
Viewtiful Rekk (10:04:16 PM): A clawed hand shoots out from the darkness and grabs tightly at Kazimir.
Polk Kitsune (10:04:28 PM): "Soon, yes..." He looks over at Kazimir. "... The authorities will take care of him." He said. "No need for a penality game..."
Viewtiful Rekk (10:04:53 PM): "...if there's no need for a penalty, what's that!?"
Sinisquirrel (10:05:22 PM): "Penalty game," Lily says, emphasizing the word. "This... is not the same."
Y Ruler of Time (10:06:26 PM): One of Kazimir's eyes shoots wide as the claw grips him. "-!?" He gasps incoherently.
Polk Kitsune (10:06:32 PM): "... A penalty game is often the price of losing a shadow game. People have lost their lives, the minds, even their souls to these."
Polk Kitsune (10:06:48 PM): Bruce looked down at Kazimir. "Still conscious, I see."
Viewtiful Rekk (10:07:32 PM): Several more claws shoot up and grab him, and unless impeded, drag him into the darkness.
Polk Kitsune (10:08:04 PM): Bruce's eyes shot wide as he sees the claws.
kwikkidus (10:08:47 PM): "..." Shattered remnants of duel disk get tossed at the claws.
Y Ruler of Time (10:08:49 PM): "What's...happen-...!?" Kazimir gasps weakly.
Sinisquirrel (10:09:25 PM): "Well, Bruce? Aren't you going to do anything? You were the victor... this game is yours."
Polk Kitsune (10:09:26 PM): "... The darkness wants you, Kazimir."
Viewtiful Rekk (10:09:27 PM): The claws smack the remnants away. One of them stretches over to Eon and backhands him, before retracting.
kwikkidus (10:10:30 PM): "...Gah! Why you little... You let go of him."
Polk Kitsune (10:10:31 PM): Bruce closed his eyes a moment, then took a deep breath. "Hrrmm..."
Viewtiful Rekk (10:11:13 PM): "...S-so what, we're just gonna let it have him!?" Amado brandishes his cleaver disk. "No! I'm not doing that!" He says and charges towards Kazimir.
Polk Kitsune (10:11:36 PM): He then reached forward, grabbing Kazimir by the collar, and pulling him. "No one deserves such a fate."
Viewtiful Rekk (10:13:28 PM): An unearthly shriek is heard. Scores more of the claws reach out to drag Kazimir, while others grab Bruce and try to pull him away.
Sinisquirrel (10:13:43 PM): "Tch..." What a pity. They seem to actually care...
Viewtiful Rekk (10:14:07 PM): Amado is, for the record, also being detained by the claws. "H-hey, lemme go ya freaks!"
kwikkidus (10:14:21 PM): "...Toss me the cleaver!"
Polk Kitsune (10:15:03 PM): Bruce struggled against the claws, wincing, trying to hold onto Kazimir as hard as he could. "This isn't going to end like this."
Viewtiful Rekk (10:15:07 PM): "Gh...here!" Amado tosses it to him. Without spin. He doubts Eon can grab the hilt out of the air.
kwikkidus (10:15:49 PM): Amado's doubts will prove to be entirely wrong, as he grabs it, before going to work hacking at the claws on Amado. "Thanks."
Y Ruler of Time (10:15:57 PM): "...Bruce..." Kazimir looks weakly up at the Kaiser. "...I'm sick of having to run..."
Polk Kitsune (10:17:28 PM): "Kazimir... Nngh!" He tried to keep a good grip. "Don't give up..."
Y Ruler of Time (10:18:26 PM): "Not going gentle into the night...is the reason even more people have suffered...for my mistake." He smiles weakly.
Y Ruler of Time (10:18:49 PM): "Tell Ashley...I thank her, for everything...and let me face this the way I should."
Viewtiful Rekk (10:19:05 PM): The claws continue to pull, more being added each second. Despite Bruce's grip, they have rapidly growing advantage in numbers.
Polk Kitsune (10:20:07 PM): "Ngh..." Bruce winced. "Dammit..." He knew he couldn't hold on for long.
Y Ruler of Time (10:20:20 PM): With a sudden burst of strength, Kazimir reaches into his pants pocket and thrust something at Bruce, before kicking at the arm that held him back.
Sinisquirrel (10:20:37 PM): "Nn... their will..." Lily mutters something softly, a small, inky arua surrounding Bruce and further weakening his grip.
Polk Kitsune (10:21:30 PM): And with that, his grip finally let go. "KAZIMIR!"
Y Ruler of Time (10:22:01 PM): "After that...there's nothing that can make me really suffer!" Kazimir yells out challengingly, being pulled into the darkness.
Viewtiful Rekk (10:24:24 PM): The hands holding Bruce and Amado slacken their grip, but do not let go. There are hisses in the air, almost small mutterings.
Polk Kitsune (10:25:58 PM): Bruce's fight tightened, watching his fellow Obelisk blue slip into the darkness. "..."
Viewtiful Rekk (10:26:54 PM): ...Until the sound of a sword slashing flesh pierces the air, and a wounded Doom Shaman becomes visible, screeching and leaping back from...Professor Komatsu.
Sinisquirrel (10:27:22 PM): "... eh?"
kwikkidus (10:27:35 PM): "...Just in time, eh Ichirou?"
Viewtiful Rekk (10:27:54 PM): The darkness fades almost immediately, and the spellcaster retreats.
Sinisquirrel (10:29:35 PM): "..." Lily looks up at the outside world again. "... ah."
kwikkidus (10:30:01 PM): "...I see...?"
Viewtiful Rekk (10:30:15 PM): "...A Darkness Game started by a malevolent Duel Spirit..." He sighs. "You children have some profoundly bad luck."
Viewtiful Rekk (10:30:44 PM): Ichirou looks around. "Where's Mr. Farkas?"
Sinisquirrel (10:30:45 PM): The dark-haired Osiris glances over at Eon. "Hm?"
Polk Kitsune (10:32:28 PM): Bruce looked at Ichirou, and frowned. "... Kazimir... Was swallowed."
Y Ruler of Time (10:33:10 PM): Closer inspection would reveal that a PDA wrapped in a chain necklace is at Bruce's feet.
Viewtiful Rekk (10:33:16 PM): "..."
Viewtiful Rekk (10:33:44 PM): "Taken by the darkness..." Ichirou looks down. "I see."
Polk Kitsune (10:33:50 PM): Bruce crouched down, and took the PDA, examining it carefully. "..."
Y Ruler of Time (10:35:01 PM): The device is wrapped in the chain bearing the symbol of the Order of Holy Suffering. On the screen, two windows are open.
Y Ruler of Time (10:35:23 PM): One is a very short text document that reads "Ashley knows".
kwikkidus (10:35:42 PM): "The darkness game is gone again. And... It appears that Kazimir is gone. The rest of the Order too."
Y Ruler of Time (10:35:53 PM): The second is a stilled video file, of a teenage girl lying unconscious in a hospital bed.
Sinisquirrel (10:36:35 PM): She nods slowly. "We will thoroughly make sure, first."
kwikkidus (10:36:52 PM): "Either way... My job's done, ne?"
Sinisquirrel (10:37:18 PM): "Not until it is certain. I do not make rush payments."
Viewtiful Rekk (10:37:42 PM): "..." Ichirou walks over to Bruce. "What is it, Mr. Gorrenos?"
kwikkidus (10:37:53 PM): "Somehow, I knew this would happen..."
Sinisquirrel (10:38:42 PM): "As a professional... you should understand. Yes?" She gives her version of a glare.
Polk Kitsune (10:38:45 PM): Bruce looked over the PDA, frowning deeply, lost in though. "... Nothing." He said as he pocketed the PDA. He turned to Ichirou. "What about Hayden and Ashley?"
Viewtiful Rekk (10:40:45 PM): "They're in my room, resting. And being detained."
Polk Kitsune (10:42:59 PM): "... I'll need to question the girl." He said as he turned silently, heading back to the red dorm.
Viewtiful Rekk (10:43:22 PM): Ichirou holds up a single hand to stop him.
Viewtiful Rekk (10:43:34 PM): "That's out of your jurisdiction, Mr. Gorrenos."
Viewtiful Rekk (10:43:46 PM): "And you are quite obviously injured. You're going to the infirmary."
Polk Kitsune (10:44:13 PM): He stops, looking at Ichirou. "Is that so?" He looked down at the mark on his chest, and scoffed. "Nothing but a chest wound...”
kwikkidus (10:44:23 PM): "I understand..." He hands Amado back the cleaver disk. "Let's get this over with."
Viewtiful Rekk (10:45:26 PM): "...." Amado silently takes the cleaver back.
Viewtiful Rekk (10:45:51 PM): "Consider that an order, Mr. Gorrenos."
Viewtiful Rekk (10:46:24 PM): "And I'll take whatever it is you pocketed as well. It's evidence."
Polk Kitsune (10:46:26 PM): "..." He gave a grunt. "Understood..."
Sinisquirrel (10:47:22 PM): "Mn. As soon as we are dismissed."
kwikkidus (10:47:31 PM): "...That reminds me..." Eon goes to find the cleavered shards of his duel disk.
Polk Kitsune (10:49:50 PM): He grabbed the PDA, and pulled it out, showing it to Ichirou. "..."
Viewtiful Rekk (10:50:19 PM): "Thank you, Mr. Gorrenos." He says and takes the PDA himself. "If you truly wish to do so, you may sit in while I question Miss Engarde and Mr. Zandel."
Viewtiful Rekk (10:51:47 PM): "As for the rest of you children..." He turns and walks over to them. "I'm sure you'll be glad to know that this is no longer your problem."
Sinisquirrel (10:52:26 PM): "Mn. Then... shall we, Flunky-san?"
Polk Kitsune (10:53:06 PM): He crossed his arms, and gave a nod. "I would appreciate it, sir."
kwikkidus (10:54:21 PM): "...I suppose we shall. Should I tell you what you owe me or..."
Sinisquirrel (10:54:48 PM): "Mn..."
Viewtiful Rekk (10:55:46 PM): "....I'm...gonna go get some rest." Amado mutters, before turning and heading in the direction of the Red dorm.
kwikkidus (10:56:17 PM): "...I see... Well..." He holds out a hand."In payment for my services, it's whatever Zandel paid plus one. Ergo,you owe me two favors of any sort to be claimed at a later date."
Viewtiful Rekk (11:01:35 PM): Ichirou glances at the Red and the Yellow and, assuming that they're both okay, heads in the direction of the Red Dorm. "Mr. Gorrenos. Go get checked out by the nurse and then come to my room if you wish to sit in."
Sinisquirrel (11:04:24 PM): "... mn. Then, I am glad that I chose to make my stipulations before... you remember those..." Glance. "Don't you?"
kwikkidus (11:05:03 PM): "Yeah yeah, I got them. Point is you owe me, twice over. As for me, I think I'm going to grab a couple hours sleep 'fore Soren's next class."
Polk Kitsune (11:05:13 PM): Bruce gave a small nod. "Understood. I only hope you won't begin without my presence."
Sinisquirrel (11:05:39 PM): "Then... I will see you later." She turns to leave.
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