Rekk (1:22:43 PM):
Polk Kitsune (1:38:04 PM): "Hmph!" Somewhere, in the middle of a clearing in the forest, stood a rather strong student.
Polk Kitsune (1:38:06 PM): "Hrph" Punching, kicking, deflecting. All in his daily training, wearing only his pants, feeling the cold crisp air on his skin.
Viewtiful Rekk (1:39:36 PM): "..." From the bushes, a Yellow student watches, the slightest blush on her face.
Viewtiful Rekk (1:39:59 PM): Within a moment, a rock is thrown at the training student.
Polk Kitsune (1:42:03 PM): "Hrph!" *thunk* the stone hit the student in the back. "Hrmm?" With an eyebrow raised, the Kaiser finally turned back. "Who's there?" He said with a serious tone.
Viewtiful Rekk (1:42:56 PM): "....." Unsure how to make her presence known, Ashley settles for throwing a second rock.
Polk Kitsune (1:46:47 PM): This time, rather prepared, Bruce caught the wayward projectile. "..." If this is some sort of a prank...
Polk Kitsune (1:46:49 PM): "If you won't reveal yourself..." He started to take the few first steps straight forward the intimidated girl.
Viewtiful Rekk (1:48:06 PM): "...." Ashley stands up, revealing herself. "That won't be necessary."
Polk Kitsune (1:51:07 PM): A girl. Small. Yellow. Clearly unsure. cooperative though. "Good. Now, explain yourself."
Viewtiful Rekk (1:52:13 PM): "...I am a member of the Order of Holy Suffering."
Polk Kitsune (1:54:46 PM): "... Is that so?" I'd heard of them, but this is a first. "Then you know what you just did, and what I'll just have to do now, don't you?" He said as he snatched his coat from a low hanging branch.
Viewtiful Rekk (1:56:29 PM): "...Yes, I'm well aware." She says with a nod, before turning and bolting.
Polk Kitsune (1:58:59 PM): "... So this isn't going to be the easy way." His eyes narrowed as he began to dash after her, sliding his coat on. At the very least, I know what she looks like...
TheGymRat38 (2:03:55 PM): Behind the Osiris Red dorm Hayden Zandel could be found with a fishing pole in hand and a bored expression on his face. His line dangled into the water, unmoving.
Y Ruler of Time (2:09:14 PM): Kazimir casually strolls around the building, clad in his religious clothing. "Good morning, Hayden," he greets.
TheGymRat38 (2:09:51 PM): Hayden looks over his shoulder and nods to Kazimir before turning back to his fishing. "Something like that."
Y Ruler of Time (2:11:12 PM): He approaches Hayden, and stands some ten feet behind him before speaking again. "You seem to be rather calm when many of us are in a state of hurry, in some cases panic."
TheGymRat38 (2:12:14 PM): "My old man always says that if you hurry you make dumb mistakes, and that panic is for the weak. So why hurry, and why panic? You're not weak Kaz, I know that for certain."
Y Ruler of Time (2:14:32 PM): "That is apparently one of the few things you understand about me, Hayden. A matter I overlooked when you joined the Order."
TheGymRat38 (2:15:31 PM): With his back turned to Kazimir, Hayden gained a dangerous look on his face. "Didn't I say from the beginning, I joined because I liked your personality?"
Y Ruler of Time (2:17:33 PM): "I did appreciate the sentiment," Kazimir said with a nod, "but I had anticipated that, in joining with the Order, you would agree to obey its principles."
TheGymRat38 (2:18:25 PM): "I don't recall taking an oath, or you even asking me to do anything like that. Seems like an oversight on your part."
Y Ruler of Time (2:20:43 PM): "You seem to misunderstand, Hayden. This is not a club. This is not a company. There is no contract. A religion is based on faith, and you have proven in the past few days that my faith in you was misguided."
TheGymRat38 (2:22:05 PM): "I'm not particularly interested in religion. Its all a bunch of useless words and practices. If I acheived 'enlightenment' in your way or another, what would that give me? Only the material is real."
TheGymRat38 (2:22:18 PM): He grins, still unseen. "For a guy who focuses on physical pain, you should know that."
Y Ruler of Time (2:24:30 PM): "The material?" Kazimir's face darkens, "Then explain what you have to gain from your experiences, Mister Zandel. Explain to my how you benefited from stealing from and mentally torturing Isabel Marias."
TheGymRat38 (2:25:40 PM): "That's easy."
TheGymRat38 (2:26:08 PM): Finally he turns his head so Kazimir can see his expressions. He smirks as he does so and says, "It was fun!"
Y Ruler of Time (2:29:37 PM): "That appears to be a bit of a shallow purpose, Mister Zandel. In my mind, it certainly does not justify your actions."
TheGymRat38 (2:29:52 PM): "Who the hell said I had to justify them?"
Y Ruler of Time (2:31:56 PM): Kazimir blinks at Hayden's response. "That's generally what is expected when one's actions cause others to suffer."
TheGymRat38 (2:33:04 PM): "That doesn't make much sense to me. If a person suffers, it sucks to be them. As long as you can get away with it, then its just fine."
Y Ruler of Time (2:34:57 PM): "...Has anyone told you that you're a selfish person, Mister Zandel?"
TheGymRat38 (2:35:43 PM): "Sure."
Viewtiful Rekk (2:38:31 PM): "OI!" Comes a cry from the water as Hayden's fishing lure is chucked at him. "Y'can't fish in these waters, a-hole! People swim here!" He pauses.
Viewtiful Rekk (2:38:54 PM): "...HEY, you're that Order of Holy Something guy!"
TheGymRat38 (2:39:01 PM): Hayden catches the lure and glances down at the water. "Oh! Its...who are you again?"
Viewtiful Rekk (2:39:29 PM): "...Amado Tsukayama, Zandel. I remembered your name!"
TheGymRat38 (2:39:46 PM): "Yeah, but that's because I'm worth remembering."
Viewtiful Rekk (2:40:01 PM): "The hell you are!"
TheGymRat38 (2:40:21 PM): "Then why did you remember my name and I couldn't remember yours?"
Y Ruler of Time (2:40:31 PM): "...Your presence is rather aggravating, Mister Tsukayama."
Viewtiful Rekk (2:40:40 PM): "...well...that's because....uh...damn, he's got me there..."
Viewtiful Rekk (2:40:53 PM): o hay Kaz, you're getting a call on your PDA.
Y Ruler of Time (2:42:05 PM): "Hm..." something by Three Days Grace chimes out of Kazimir's pocket. He takes out his PDA to answer it.
Viewtiful Rekk (2:42:38 PM): "Where are you? Talk fast, Kaiser's chasing me."
Y Ruler of Time (2:49:16 PM): "...Why is Mister Gorrenos-...Never mind. I'm behind the Osiris Red dorm."
Viewtiful Rekk (2:50:04 PM): "Why is simple. I threw rocks at him."
Viewtiful Rekk (2:50:12 PM): "I'll be there in a moment."
Polk Kitsune (2:51:29 PM): "And that's one thing I'd want to know about." Bruce growled. He was starting to catch up.
Viewtiful Rekk (2:51:51 PM): "...He's starting to catch up. I should hang up." She hangs up.
Polk Kitsune (2:52:40 PM): "Your superior, I bet?"
Viewtiful Rekk (2:52:49 PM): "Indeed."
Y Ruler of Time (2:52:55 PM): "..." Kazimir hangs up upon hearing the dial tone. "Well this is getting rather strange."
TheGymRat38 (2:53:03 PM): "Isn't it always?"
Viewtiful Rekk (2:56:04 PM): "...What the hell are you two doin' out here anyway!?"
TheGymRat38 (2:56:20 PM): "Fishing."
TheGymRat38 (2:56:29 PM): He points at the fishing pole.
Viewtiful Rekk (3:00:08 PM): Ashley eventually runs out of the forest, stopping behind Kazimir.
Y Ruler of Time (3:01:58 PM): "Ashley, explain to me why you are leading the Kaiser of this academy into our midst."
Viewtiful Rekk (3:02:22 PM): She points at Hayden.
Polk Kitsune (3:02:36 PM): And along with her came Bruce... Who rather than run, slowed down as they aproached the end of the course, looking between the students gathered here.
Viewtiful Rekk (3:02:52 PM): "HOLY CRAP, the Kaiser?!"
Polk Kitsune (3:03:42 PM): His eyes narrowed at Amado. He was already getting enough of this kind of treatment...
Y Ruler of Time (3:04:11 PM): "How are you, Bruce?" Kazimir doesn't looks too put off by this development.
Viewtiful Rekk (3:04:41 PM): Amado catches the glare and throws his hands up in supplication. "Whoa, hey man, I'm sorry I broke into your room to challenge you like...six times, but they're the ones you're gonna wanna deal with!"
TheGymRat38 (3:04:48 PM): "Yo, Brucey-boy."
Polk Kitsune (3:05:45 PM): "A little confused, and lightly annoyed. And you, Kazimir-san?"
Y Ruler of Time (3:06:06 PM): "A bit stressed."
Viewtiful Rekk (3:06:19 PM): "..."
Viewtiful Rekk (3:06:26 PM): "What're you two, havin' a friggin' tea party?!"
Viewtiful Rekk (3:06:36 PM): "C'mon Kaiser, get to the Hulk Smash stuff already!"
Viewtiful Rekk (3:06:53 PM): "...who on earth is that?"
TheGymRat38 (3:07:06 PM): "Nobody's exactly sure."
TheGymRat38 (3:07:16 PM): "Nobody of importance obviously."
Y Ruler of Time (3:07:21 PM): "Mister Gorrenos and I have known each other for some time, Mister Tsukayama. We can afford to be civil. Now, I believe Mister Zandel and I have matters to attend to, do we not?"
TheGymRat38 (3:07:45 PM): "What, another chat? I've got time, I haven't caught any fish yet."
Y Ruler of Time (3:08:22 PM): "I'm referring, unfortunately, to a not so civil matter."
TheGymRat38 (3:08:36 PM): "Oh? Speak up then, you've caught my interest."
Polk Kitsune (3:09:38 PM): Bruce's arms crossed as he watched the development. "We are under the same dorm, so we know each others.." His eyes narrowed. Though there is that matter of that Order...
Y Ruler of Time (3:09:47 PM): "You're going to pay your dues, Mister Zandel. And I will see to it personally."
TheGymRat38 (3:10:03 PM): "I didn't realize there were membership fees."
Y Ruler of Time (3:10:55 PM): "This has nothing to do with the Order of Holy Suffering, Mister Zandel. You have a great deal to answer for."
TheGymRat38 (3:11:29 PM): Hayden plants the fishing pole in the ground and turns, standing at last. "And are you going to make me answer for what I've done?"
Y Ruler of Time (3:12:01 PM): "...Yes, I am." His Duel Disk clicks on.
TheGymRat38 (3:12:50 PM): "I've been looking forward to this chance..." His black unregistered duel disk also activates.
Y Ruler of Time (3:13:35 PM): "Is that so, Mister Zandel?" Kazimir steps back to put some distance between them. (8000)
TheGymRat38 (3:14:27 PM): "I've been wanting to place you beneath my boots since the first time we met." (8000)
Polk Kitsune (3:14:31 PM): Bruce's eyes landed on the girl who led him here. "... This is why you wanted me here, right?"
Viewtiful Rekk (3:14:42 PM): "..." Ashley nods.
Polk Kitsune (3:15:13 PM): "... Good."
Y Ruler of Time (3:15:37 PM): "I will go first." He draws six cards.
TheGymRat38 (3:16:15 PM): Hayden draws five cards.
Y Ruler of Time (3:17:19 PM): "One defender, and one card facedown. Your turn, Mister Zandel."
(3:17:32 PM) kwikkidus has entered the room.
TheGymRat38 (3:17:46 PM): "My turn, draw!"
TheGymRat38 (3:17:50 PM): He slashes a card off his deck.
TheGymRat38 (3:18:04 PM): "I summon Twilight Assassin(700/600)!"
TheGymRat38 (3:18:40 PM): "Now, Twilight Assassin, direct attack!"
Y Ruler of Time (3:20:29 PM): "Reverse card, open," Kazimir declares as his facedown card flips up. "Gravity Bind."
TheGymRat38 (3:20:58 PM): "Which is useless against my level three assassin!"
Y Ruler of Time (3:21:04 PM): "Despite its low attack strength, Twilight Assassin is level four, you ignorant fool."
TheGymRat38 (3:22:18 PM): "Che, fine, then the attack ends."
TheGymRat38 (3:22:38 PM): "I'll set one card face down and end my turn."
Y Ruler of Time (3:23:33 PM): "Draw."
Y Ruler of Time (3:24:55 PM): "I summon Des Wombat (1600/300)." A large, yet seemingly cuddly rodent appears.
TheGymRat38 (3:25:08 PM): "You..."
TheGymRat38 (3:25:13 PM): "Hahahah, clever!"
Y Ruler of Time (3:26:34 PM): "Des Wombat, destroy Twilight Assassin!"
TheGymRat38 (3:28:01 PM): "Reverse card open, Spiritual Dark Art-Hissatsu! by tributing Twilight Assassin I can remove your Des Womabt from the game!"
Y Ruler of Time (3:29:11 PM): The wombat pops out of existence. "Very well then. I end my turn."
TheGymRat38 (3:29:57 PM): "I draw!"
TheGymRat38 (3:30:46 PM): "I summon Fire Trooper(1000/1000)! And I'll immediately send it to the grave to deal you one thousand damage!"
Y Ruler of Time (3:31:48 PM): Kazimir doesn't flinch as the flames wash over him. "Hm..." (7000)
TheGymRat38 (3:32:02 PM): "Just as expected of you. Now, I set one card face down and end my turn."
Y Ruler of Time (3:32:27 PM): "I draw."
Y Ruler of Time (3:33:12 PM): "I summon Sangan (1000/500)."
Y Ruler of Time (3:33:31 PM): "My monster immediately attacks directly."
TheGymRat38 (3:34:00 PM): Hayden just grins as the claws rake his body. "Heh, but don't forget I'm tough too." (7000)
Y Ruler of Time (3:34:16 PM): "One card facedown. End turn."
TheGymRat38 (3:34:23 PM): "Draw."
Viewtiful Rekk (3:35:36 PM): "..." Ashley frowns and reaches into her jacket, fingering a small sphere as she watches the duel.
TheGymRat38 (3:37:07 PM): "How interesting...I summon Reflect Bounder(1700/1000)!"
TheGymRat38 (3:37:17 PM): A monster made mostly of mirrors appears on his field. "Turn end!"
Y Ruler of Time (3:37:37 PM): "I'll draw."
Y Ruler of Time (3:40:34 PM): "...End turn."
TheGymRat38 (3:40:59 PM): "Guess its my turn." He draws slowly.
TheGymRat38 (3:41:34 PM): "I set a monster in defense mode and end my turn."
Y Ruler of Time (3:41:46 PM): "Hm...draw."
Y Ruler of Time (3:42:47 PM): "...I suppose she's coming out soon, then? Your Duel Spirit...."
TheGymRat38 (3:42:57 PM): "Oh? So you know about that then?"
Viewtiful Rekk (3:43:15 PM): ...Duel Spirit...?
TheGymRat38 (3:43:30 PM): "How interesting, I've got a duel spirit and you don't. So, which one of us is enlightened?"
Y Ruler of Time (3:43:39 PM): "I witnessed enough last night, Mister Zandel. May I say, you two are a good match."
Polk Kitsune (3:43:57 PM): ... Duel Spirit, mn? This will be interesting.
Y Ruler of Time (3:44:27 PM): "I end my turn.
TheGymRat38 (3:44:34 PM): "Draw!"
TheGymRat38 (3:45:26 PM): "So shall we heat up the duel? What about your little drug?"
Y Ruler of Time (3:46:07 PM): "I'm afraid I've run a little low myself. Ashley, would you happen to have some?"
Viewtiful Rekk (3:46:22 PM): "...I do..."
Y Ruler of Time (3:48:30 PM): "Then please grant Mister Zandel his request."
Viewtiful Rekk (3:51:08 PM): "..." Ashley nods and throws the sphere down at the center of the field.
Polk Kitsune (3:52:14 PM): "..." Isn't what I expected.
TheGymRat38 (3:54:11 PM): Hayden breaths in deep. "That's better."
TheGymRat38 (3:55:20 PM): "Now, to continue I'll summon Phantom Gunner(1100/800)!"
TheGymRat38 (3:55:26 PM): A squat demonic creature forms.
TheGymRat38 (3:55:55 PM): "And since I have two monsters on the field other than it, I now create two Gunner Tokens(500/500) in defense mode!"
TheGymRat38 (3:56:03 PM): Two smaller versions pop out of its back.
TheGymRat38 (3:56:09 PM): "Turn End!"
Y Ruler of Time (3:56:23 PM): "I draw."
Y Ruler of Time (3:57:29 PM): "Sangan attacks one of the two Gunner tokens."
TheGymRat38 (3:58:33 PM): "Hahaha, reveal trap card, Staunch Defender!"
TheGymRat38 (3:58:46 PM): "The new target of your attack is Reflect Bounder!"
Y Ruler of Time (3:59:11 PM): "...It appears I will be taking some damage, then."
TheGymRat38 (4:00:27 PM): "The monster that attacks Reflect Bounder has its attack dealt as damage to your life points."
Y Ruler of Time (4:01:23 PM): "And I take battle damage as well, of course." Kazimir is struck by a concentrated beam of light. (5300)
Y Ruler of Time (4:04:22 PM): He stumbles, but regains his footing quickly. "I add a monster from my deck to my hand through Sangan's effect. Reflect Bounder, of course, is destroyed by its own effect."
TheGymRat38 (4:05:03 PM): The mirror monster crumbles into shards of glass.
Y Ruler of Time (4:05:50 PM): "I summon the monster I added to my hand. Masked Chopper, come forth!" The masked and armored man announces his presence with a swing of his cleavers.
Y Ruler of Time (4:05:55 PM): (100/100)
TheGymRat38 (4:06:31 PM): "There he is, your key card."
Y Ruler of Time (4:06:55 PM): "Indeed. I set two cards facedown. Your turn, Mister Zandel."
TheGymRat38 (4:07:04 PM): "Draw!"
TheGymRat38 (4:09:07 PM): "During my standby phase I use the effect of Phantom Gunner to deal you damage equal to the number of gunners on the field times three hundred!"
TheGymRat38 (4:09:32 PM): "That's a total of nine hundred damage!"
TheGymRat38 (4:10:17 PM): All three gunners fire a barrage of energy bullets at Kazimir.
Y Ruler of Time (4:10:33 PM): Kazimir is struck by a barrage of projectiles. He merely frowns in response to this. (4400)
TheGymRat38 (4:12:49 PM): "Now, I'll play a little special treat, the crushing Heavy Storm!"
Y Ruler of Time (4:13:33 PM): "Activate reverse card, Dark Bribe of Demon Palace."
TheGymRat38 (4:13:57 PM): "Che...pity." He draws a card."
TheGymRat38 (4:14:59 PM): "But it gives me something else to work with, like this, the Meteor of Destruction!"
Y Ruler of Time (4:15:40 PM): "I'm growing rather tired of this effect damage, you know." The meteor strikes him in the chest, and he grunts (3400)
TheGymRat38 (4:27:00 PM): "I'll set two cards face down and end my turn."
Y Ruler of Time (4:27:08 PM): "I draw."
Y Ruler of Time (4:30:33 PM): "Activate spell card, Riryoku. Half of Phantom Gunner's attacks is drained from it, and then added to Masked Chopper's for the turn."
Y Ruler of Time (4:41:04 PM): "Masked Chopper, destroy Phantom Gunner!"
TheGymRat38 (4:42:08 PM): "Reverse card open, Mirror Shard! This will deal half your monster's attack as damage and then return it to your hand!"
Y Ruler of Time (4:46:28 PM): Masked Chopper is blown back into Kazimir's hand. (3025)
Y Ruler of Time (4:47:29 PM): "I summon Masked Chopper back to the field (100/100). End turn."
TheGymRat38 (4:47:34 PM): "I draw!"
TheGymRat38 (4:47:43 PM): "Standby phase, I'll deal you nine hundred damage with my gunners!"
Y Ruler of Time (4:47:52 PM): (2125)
Viewtiful Rekk (4:48:04 PM): Ashley grimaces. "Kazimir..."
TheGymRat38 (4:49:42 PM): "I activate Devil's Claw, tributing my Sangan in order to discard two cards from your hand!"
Y Ruler of Time (4:50:24 PM): Kazimir reveals Axe of Despair and Rainbow Veil before discarding them.
TheGymRat38 (4:50:44 PM): "I use Sangan's effect to fetch a monster."
Y Ruler of Time (4:51:01 PM): "I suppose you wouldn't mind revealing what it is, would you?"
TheGymRat38 (4:51:05 PM): He sifts through his deck before picking out one and adding it to his hand. Then he shuffles his deck before replacing it.
TheGymRat38 (4:51:09 PM): "Not at all."
TheGymRat38 (4:51:20 PM): He holds up the card, revealing Yubel.
Y Ruler of Time (4:51:31 PM): "Predictable."
TheGymRat38 (4:52:04 PM): "Says the guy whose strategy revolves around one monster as well."
Y Ruler of Time (4:52:50 PM): "I suppose you have me at that."
TheGymRat38 (4:53:01 PM): "But I've got a question for you Kazimir."
TheGymRat38 (4:54:12 PM): "How certain are you that your chosen path is the right one?"
TheGymRat38 (4:54:26 PM): "Are you willing to bet your life on your Order?"
Y Ruler of Time (4:55:18 PM): Kazimir narrows his eyes at this question, and pauses to consider. "I have never believed that the loss of life should be necessary," he begins, "...but yes, I would."
TheGymRat38 (4:55:52 PM): "That's the difference between us Kaz."
TheGymRat38 (4:56:21 PM): He raises one hand to point at the leader of the Order. "You're willing to bet your life for what you believe in."
TheGymRat38 (4:56:42 PM): He jerks his hand back, pointing his thumb at his chest. "I'm willing to bet my life just for the hell of it!"
TheGymRat38 (4:56:53 PM): Hayden throws back his head and laughs.
TheGymRat38 (4:57:01 PM): "And that difference makes me infinitely stronger!"
Y Ruler of Time (4:57:27 PM): "...Are you quite done? I really would prefer if you did something."
TheGymRat38 (4:57:46 PM): "Very well then, I tribute my two Gunner tokens for Yubel(0/0)!"
TheGymRat38 (4:58:52 PM): The winged demon spreads her wings as she appears on Hayden's field in a burst of flames, replacing the two tokens.
TheGymRat38 (4:59:09 PM): Behind Hayden a similar creature appears, only to the eyes of those capable of seeing her.
Y Ruler of Time (4:59:14 PM): "..." Kazimir stares up at the three-eyed creature, expressionless.
TheGymRat38 (4:59:43 PM): "You love your order and you're willing to suffer for that, so I bet Yubel likes that conviction."
Y Ruler of Time (4:59:57 PM): "...Fascinating," Kazimir declares.
Y Ruler of Time (5:00:04 PM): Then he snaps his fingers. "Trap card open."
Y Ruler of Time (5:00:21 PM): A chain shoots out to puncture Yubel's chest. "Chain Disappearance."
TheGymRat38 (5:00:46 PM): "How brilliantly clever!"
TheGymRat38 (5:01:46 PM): Yubel shudders, and then bursts into globules of black matter.
TheGymRat38 (5:02:01 PM): Hayden pulls two other copies of the same card from his deck and places them in his pocket.
TheGymRat38 (5:02:08 PM): "You defeated Yubel completely..."
Polk Kitsune (5:02:33 PM): "Clever..."
TheGymRat38 (5:02:53 PM): "I shift Phantom Gunner into defense mode."
Viewtiful Rekk (5:02:56 PM): ...Whatever it was, it's no longer a threat...
TheGymRat38 (5:03:22 PM): "I activate Suspicious Gift, discarding Torture Golem from my hand to draw two cards."
TheGymRat38 (5:04:36 PM): "I'll place one card face down, and then I activate Tremendous Fire!"
TheGymRat38 (5:04:48 PM): Fire swarms around both of them.
TheGymRat38 (5:05:03 PM): (6500)
Y Ruler of Time (5:05:08 PM): (1125)
TheGymRat38 (5:05:35 PM): "Even without Yubel, I'm strong! Now, I end my turn!"
Y Ruler of Time (5:05:46 PM): "Draw."
Y Ruler of Time (5:07:11 PM): "One card facedown. End turn."
TheGymRat38 (5:07:19 PM): "I draw!"
TheGymRat38 (5:07:29 PM): "During my standby phase, Gunner deals you 300 damage!"
Y Ruler of Time (5:07:33 PM): (825)
TheGymRat38 (5:08:40 PM): "Its a pity, I respected you."
TheGymRat38 (5:09:16 PM): "That leaves me with no choice but to finish you off!"
TheGymRat38 (5:09:39 PM): "Activate trap card, a card of joint pain and suffering! Destruction Ring!"
TheGymRat38 (5:09:51 PM): A chain with a bomb on it appears around Phantom Gunner's neck.
Y Ruler of Time (5:09:58 PM): "So you drew it too late to use on Yubel, hm?"
Y Ruler of Time (5:10:11 PM): "Perfect. Chain facedown card, Emergency Provisions!"
Y Ruler of Time (5:10:37 PM): "I sacrifice Gravity Bind as well as my facedown Spiritual Earth Art-Kurogane!"
TheGymRat38 (5:11:34 PM): "I see..."
TheGymRat38 (5:11:59 PM): The bomb explodes, shaking the field.
Y Ruler of Time (5:12:06 PM): (1850)
TheGymRat38 (5:12:09 PM): (5500)
Y Ruler of Time (5:12:43 PM): "As much damage as you have dealt, Hayden, I still have some methods to resort to."
TheGymRat38 (5:14:06 PM): "You had a last resort to save you, even from that. But I...I have a method as well. The truth is...I hadn't originally intended on summoning Yubel. It was unnecessary. But for your sake, I did."
TheGymRat38 (5:14:49 PM): "I wanted to give you a chance to stare the darkness of your heart face on, but you defeated Yubel, and I let you. You were strong to do it and clever enough."
TheGymRat38 (5:15:18 PM): Hayden holds up the last card in his hand. "This card...it seems like it represents me doesn't it? At least from your perspective."
Y Ruler of Time (5:15:27 PM): "..."
TheGymRat38 (5:30:19 PM): The card is a magic card. "Unexpected Ally effect activate, allowing me to pecial summon a monster from my grave to your side of the field, in whatever mode you select."
TheGymRat38 (5:30:35 PM): "Torture Golem, the perfect avatar for you Kaz. Arise, golem!"
Y Ruler of Time (5:34:11 PM): "...What purpose do you have for giving me this monster, Hayden?"
Polk Kitsune (5:37:34 PM): It's obvious... A trap...
TheGymRat38 (5:38:28 PM): "Reverse card open, burn us both! Ring of Destruction!"
TheGymRat38 (5:38:50 PM): A ring of grenades appears around Torture Golem's neck.
Y Ruler of Time (5:55:51 PM): "...Mister Zandel, at this time, I have the right to declare whether or not I may respond to your card, correct? In that case, I'm going to offer you a chance to surrendur to me."
TheGymRat38 (5:56:04 PM): "I'm sorry...what?"
Y Ruler of Time (5:56:54 PM): "You heard me perfectly well. I may not be able to stop your card, but I can most certainly stop you."
TheGymRat38 (5:57:19 PM): "Stop me? I find that laughable."
Y Ruler of Time (5:59:05 PM): "Let's review the facts. You are about to defeat me, but with a card only available to students of your rank. A handicap. You can mentally torture others, but only with your Duel Spirit. Lack of independence."
TheGymRat38 (5:59:48 PM): "Considering you came prepared for my deck, I was already at a disadvantage now wasn't I? That point is moot."
Y Ruler of Time (6:00:31 PM): "Would you like me to show you something, Hayden?"
TheGymRat38 (6:00:50 PM): "Are we playing show and tell now? Sure, whatever."
Y Ruler of Time (6:01:27 PM): "It's not that simple. I'm offering you the chance to...what is it you called it? See the 'darkness of my heart.' "
TheGymRat38 (6:02:01 PM): Hayden's eyes widen slightly. "In exchange for what? Me surrendering this duel, is that it?"
Y Ruler of Time (6:02:31 PM): "Precisely."
TheGymRat38 (6:02:57 PM): "Why do you want me to surrender? Its not like anything happens to the loser of this duel. They just lose."
Y Ruler of Time (6:04:55 PM): "Does reason matter, Mister Zandel? Maybe I just want something from you in exchange for what I'm going to give."
TheGymRat38 (6:06:00 PM): For the first time Hayden seemed flustered and uncertain of his actions.
Viewtiful Rekk (6:06:14 PM): "Either accept or deny, you psychopath."
TheGymRat38 (6:06:45 PM): "Sociopath is the appropriate term these days I think..."
TheGymRat38 (6:07:00 PM): Finally his eyes glow, changing colors to match Yubels'.
TheGymRat38 (6:07:05 PM): "Very well then..."
TheGymRat38 (6:07:09 PM): He places his hand over his deck.
TheGymRat38 (6:07:11 PM): "I accept!"
Y Ruler of Time (6:07:25 PM): Kazimir smiles and extends his arm outward
Y Ruler of Time (6:08:15 PM): Hayden sees before his eyes image of Kazimir as a child, followed by several flashes of a different, unfamiliar person
Y Ruler of Time (6:09:08 PM): A girl smiles as she meets Kazimir in a church, a scene that reappears several times before she is seen unconscious in a hospital bed.
Y Ruler of Time (6:09:50 PM): The image settles for some time, interrupted by flashes of Kazimir's body being torn and cut.
Polk Kitsune (6:10:58 PM): And at that moment, a fist came down, right on the back of Hayden's head with incredible force.
TheGymRat38 (6:13:48 PM): Hayden's eyes return to their normal color and he blinks twice...and then collapses face first onto the ground.
Viewtiful Rekk (6:14:02 PM): "WHOA!" Amado shouts as he sees Hayden get blindsided.
Viewtiful Rekk (6:14:15 PM): Ashley blinks. "...impressive..."
Y Ruler of Time (6:14:33 PM): Kazimir sighs and pulls his PDA from his pocket. "Thank you, Bruce."
Polk Kitsune (6:14:56 PM): Bruce wipes his knuckle as if it'd been dirtied. "I've heard enough..."
Y Ruler of Time (6:15:10 PM): He pulls up an image, one of many, many identical ones, of the girl Hayden saw in his heart. "...And thank you, Elsebeth..." he mutters.
Viewtiful Rekk (6:15:50 PM): "W-wasn't that kinda dirty....?"
Y Ruler of Time (6:17:13 PM): "Mister Zandel got what he deserved, Mister Tsukayama," Kazimir states, pocketing the device. "He, metaphorically, got his hand stuck in the cookie jar. I feel it was more appropriate than dirty."
Polk Kitsune (6:17:15 PM): "Hrph. Do you believe that sociopath would have done any less? I do belleive Alex suffered something similar..."
Viewtiful Rekk (6:18:03 PM): "Well...yeah, I guess that's true..."
Polk Kitsune (6:19:26 PM): "But..." Bruce's eyes focussed on Kazimir. "I do belleive you have your part in this too. The Order of Suffering, I belleive?"
Viewtiful Rekk (6:19:54 PM): "..." Ashley frowns and moves in front of Kazimir.
Viewtiful Rekk (6:20:07 PM): "Go, Kazimir. I brought him here, I can at least distract him."
Y Ruler of Time (6:20:41 PM): "...Ashley, please...I've lost enough the past few days, I don't want to lose you as well."
Polk Kitsune (6:21:00 PM): ".... How noble..."
Viewtiful Rekk (6:25:00 PM): "...Kazimir...I admire your desire to protect all of us, but I am capable of making my own decisions.
Viewtiful Rekk (6:25:13 PM): She spins around and kisses him on the lips, before shoving him away. "Go."
Y Ruler of Time (6:25:54 PM): Kazimir is, to say the least, dumbfounded, and stumbles backwards before basic instinct takes over, and he darts off through the trees.
Polk Kitsune (6:26:12 PM): Bruce didn't waste any time as he pulled his duel disk out of his coat, and slid it on in a snap as he strated to step forward.
Viewtiful Rekk (6:26:53 PM): "HEY, WHOA!" Amado says as he quickly swims to the shore. "Grr...you ain't gettin' away again, buddy!" He says as he hits the shore and chases after Kazimir.
Viewtiful Rekk (6:27:39 PM): "..." Ashley activates her own Duel Disk.
Viewtiful Rekk (6:28:42 PM): "...I don't expect you to understand the Order, or why we've done what we've done..."
Viewtiful Rekk (6:29:01 PM): "But at least understand that I care too much about Kazimir to let you or the faculty have him."
Polk Kitsune (6:29:00 PM): "I must thank you for leading me out here, I'm sure you had your reasons, and if not, who knows what this Hayden may have done..." His eyes narrowed. "But I can't allow him to leave so easily."
Polk Kitsune (6:29:49 PM): "I do. It's why you led me here, it's why you declared yourself as a member, rather than say you knew where one was..."
Polk Kitsune (6:31:02 PM): "But how long will it be before another Hayden? Alex, Lily, and miss Isabel seem to have gone through enough."
Viewtiful Rekk (6:31:23 PM): "...None of that is Kazimir's fault."
Viewtiful Rekk (6:32:22 PM): "It's Zandel's recklessness and disregard for what we stood for that caused all of this."
Polk Kitsune (6:33:52 PM): "If that's the case, how did he get so far? Under a secret organization. Under the excuse of causing pain... The one holding the bag is as guilty as the one filling it."
Viewtiful Rekk (6:34:35 PM): "Kazimir never intended to do anything to anybody against their will."
Polk Kitsune (6:36:40 PM): "Then why was Miss Isabel kept in your hideout for so long?"
Viewtiful Rekk (6:37:57 PM): "..."
Viewtiful Rekk (6:38:11 PM): "That was the result of an error in judgment."
Viewtiful Rekk (6:38:33 PM): "Regrettable, but she suffered no long-term injury."
Polk Kitsune (6:40:48 PM): "Quite a claim, but if not for some vigilante students, and professor Ichirou, who knows if we would have heard of her ever again?"
Polk Kitsune (6:41:31 PM): "And how many before her? How many errors of judgment? How many reached your so-called enlightenment?"
Viewtiful Rekk (6:42:27 PM): "Once it was clear that she was not complying, Kazimir would've probably let her go."
Polk Kitsune (6:43:56 PM): "By the reports, it was clear she repeated many times that she would not, yet she'd been hung, and starved."
Polk Kitsune (6:45:10 PM): "And even when he received a second prisoner, she was nowhere near her freedom."
Viewtiful Rekk (6:45:53 PM): "That was by their own fault for interfering."
Polk Kitsune (6:47:54 PM): "And how many excuses will you pull until someone gets seriously hurt? How long will he cooperate with criminals and cover for their crimes? Your dear love had trouble just getting this small fry under control!"
Polk Kitsune (6:49:13 PM): "But enough of this! Draw your cards!"
Viewtiful Rekk (6:49:28 PM): "...There's no point to creating excuses. It's all falling apart...” She draws her cards.
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