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Viewtiful Rekk (11:47:46 PM): "RAINBOW DARK DRAGON! RAINBOW REFLECTION!" Alastor's Rainbow Dark Dragon roars, before shooting out a beam of light, utterly wiping out its target.
Viewtiful Rekk (11:48:06 PM): "D-du-duuuuuuel...." The opponent on the receiving end falls over with a thud. (0000)
Viewtiful Rekk (11:48:35 PM): Alastor takes a few breathes as his disk deactivates. "Oi, Kayou! How you holdin' up?!"
Y Ruler of Time (11:49:01 PM): "This is getting kinda frustrating..." Riku snarls, a Gigaplant swiping away his opponent.
Viewtiful Rekk (11:49:47 PM): "You're telling me...I've beaten the same guy four times now!" "...ngh..." The Blue student gets up and grins malevolently. "Duuuuuuel!"
Y Ruler of Time (11:50:24 PM): "Right, fuck it...Donovan, give me some room!" He places Alastor between himself and the approaching students, and presses his hands to the ground.
Viewtiful Rekk (11:50:47 PM): "Wait, what're you doing?!"
Y Ruler of Time (11:51:04 PM): "Just shut up and hold 'em off!"
Viewtiful Rekk (11:51:48 PM): Alastor grunts and starts punting the various students away from Riku.
Y Ruler of Time (11:52:26 PM): 'Something to knock 'em out, without hurting 'em too much...Okay...I think I got something...'
Y Ruler of Time (11:54:03 PM): A large, red-blossomed plant gradually emerges from the ground, its bud about the size of a human.
Y Ruler of Time (11:54:29 PM): As the plant appears, Riku removes his jacket, and grabs Alastor, wrapping it around his face.
Viewtiful Rekk (11:54:48 PM): "mpphwh!?"
Y Ruler of Time (11:55:09 PM): "Cool it, this'll be a lot easier'n dragging your unconscious body out of here."
Y Ruler of Time (11:55:47 PM): The bud opens, releasing a tremendous cloud of yellow pollen. "Once it dissipates you can take it off."
Y Ruler of Time (11:56:43 PM): The approaching students begin to drop as they inhale the pollen.
Viewtiful Rekk (11:57:04 PM): "...mmpressive."
Y Ruler of Time (11:57:38 PM): "Damn right it is."
Y Ruler of Time (11:58:13 PM): Several minutes pass, and when the pollen has either dissipated or fallen to the ground, Riku removes his jacket from Alastor's face and throws it over his shoulders again.
Viewtiful Rekk (11:59:08 PM): "...any idea what the hell was up with them?"
Y Ruler of Time (11:59:42 PM): "Could've been some sorta possession...more extreme'n the kinda Amado was under, though. It was like they were...mindless."
Viewtiful Rekk (12:00:28 AM): "No kidding. They were like ghouls! Or, possibly wraiths..."
Viewtiful Rekk (12:00:37 AM): "Zombies."
Viewtiful Rekk (12:01:28 AM): A spirit steps through one of the walls, her skin a mix of black and purple. One eyes turquoise, the other orange.
Viewtiful Rekk (12:01:55 AM): The third a blazing red.
Y Ruler of Time (12:01:58 AM): Quince's frills stand on end as the the spirit emerges, and Riku tenses for action.
Viewtiful Rekk (12:02:45 AM): Alastor frowns. "Who the hell is this, some he/she Duel Spirit!?"
Viewtiful Rekk (12:04:53 AM): Yubel looks around. "My my, it seems I underestimated just what the human body is capable of, even with my help..."
Y Ruler of Time (12:05:45 AM): "...The hell're you talkin' about?"
Viewtiful Rekk (12:06:41 AM): "I am the one, that...you could say, focused all of these students."
Y Ruler of Time (12:08:47 AM): "...So you're allies with the crazy demonic group too?"
Viewtiful Rekk (12:09:30 AM): "You could phrase it that way." She crosses her arms, and smirks. "I am Yubel, the Duel Spirit."
Viewtiful Rekk (12:09:51 AM): "Yubel!?" Alastor's eyes widen. "You're that freaky spirit that Zandel used!"
Viewtiful Rekk (12:13:43 AM): "Ah, yes, Hayden. So unfortunate what happened to him." She smirks down at the two. "I don't suppose either of you would be willing to take his place."
Y Ruler of Time (12:14:01 AM): "What're you two talking about?"
Viewtiful Rekk (12:14:17 AM): "Y'know who Hayden Zandel is?"
Y Ruler of Time (12:14:27 AM): "Not really."
Viewtiful Rekk (12:14:52 AM): "Doesn't matter then. Long story short: She's evil."
Y Ruler of Time (12:15:06 AM): "Fair enough."
Viewtiful Rekk (12:16:17 AM): Yubel scoffs and waves an arm. Several of the zombies get back up.
Y Ruler of Time (12:16:58 AM): "Yeesh...she's like a not-as-gross-as-usual necromancer..."
Viewtiful Rekk (12:17:19 AM): She smirks at the two yellows. "I sense some truly powerful Darkness of the Heart in you two...I'm sure that taking it will greatly facilitate my recovery."
Y Ruler of Time (12:17:54 AM): "Well, you're probably talking about mostly him..."
Viewtiful Rekk (12:18:33 AM): "Oh, so I got held back a couple times and went kinda crazy! It's not like I ate babies or something!"
Y Ruler of Time (12:19:16 AM): "You kidnapped Jo and threw several people off a twenty-story-tall platform."
Viewtiful Rekk (12:19:28 AM): "Oh, she didn't mind!"
Viewtiful Rekk (12:19:38 AM): "And there were moonbounces!"
Y Ruler of Time (12:20:04 AM): "And you nearly killed a crowd of people with that dragon transformation thing."
Viewtiful Rekk (12:20:31 AM): "I wasn't gonna kill anybody!"
Y Ruler of Time (12:21:42 AM): "I'm just pointing out that she's talking about you more than me."
Viewtiful Rekk (12:22:17 AM): Yubel smirks. "Am I? I wonder." She points at Riku. "I will confront you first, then."
Y Ruler of Time (12:23:54 AM): "...Is there any way we can just fight her without going through some dramatic thing?"
Viewtiful Rekk (12:24:42 AM): Yubel snaps. Darkness shoots up all around them and closes into a dome shape. The zombies are somehow all left on the outside.
Viewtiful Rekk (12:24:51 AM): "...Answer your question?"
Y Ruler of Time (12:25:07 AM): "This sucks."
Viewtiful Rekk (12:25:26 AM): "Sucks more for you though!" Pat on the back. "Good luck, plantboy!"
Y Ruler of Time (12:27:36 AM): "..." Riku holds up his Duel Disk. "So...just duel? Any weird house rules I should know about?"
Viewtiful Rekk (12:31:30 AM): "When I win, the darkness of your heart is given to me as energy."
Y Ruler of Time (12:32:08 AM): "...So it's like an ante duel. Fine. What do I get when I win?"
Viewtiful Rekk (12:33:18 AM): "What do you want?"
Y Ruler of Time (12:34:39 AM): "I want a world where I can sit back and not have to worry every day about some wacko coming and blowing everything up or turning everyone evil. Would also be nice if I found a nice, moderately pretty girl to keep me company."
Y Ruler of Time (12:34:49 AM): "But I'll settle for you freeing the students under your control."
Viewtiful Rekk (12:35:47 AM): Yubel smirks. "Very well."
Viewtiful Rekk (12:36:46 AM): A brown Duel Disk slowly makes its way out of her arm, a blue orb with the Eye of Horus at the center.
Y Ruler of Time (12:37:36 AM): Riku activates his Duel Disk, and braces himself for whatever the Duel Spirit has in store for him.
Y Ruler of Time (12:38:14 AM): "I'm first. Draw."
Viewtiful Rekk (12:39:28 AM): Yubel draws five.
Y Ruler of Time (12:40:37 AM): "I'll start with Thorn Princess (1200/1400) in defense mode," Riku declares, a green-haired woman appearing before him, in a crouch.
Y Ruler of Time (12:40:58 AM): "Following that, I set two cards facedown."
Y Ruler of Time (12:40:59 AM): "End turn."
Viewtiful Rekk (12:41:45 AM): "My turn. Draw."
Viewtiful Rekk (12:42:16 AM): "Monster in defense. Two cards face down."
Viewtiful Rekk (12:42:26 AM): "End turn."
Y Ruler of Time (12:43:04 AM): "Open facedown card," a miniature tornado appears over the card closest to Yubel's deck, "Mystical Space Typhoon."
Viewtiful Rekk (12:43:18 AM): Flames of Doomsday is destroyed.
Y Ruler of Time (12:43:29 AM): "Draw."
Y Ruler of Time (12:45:14 AM): "Activate permanent spell, Tree of Life," Riku declares, as a large tree rises up behind him.
Y Ruler of Time (12:47:49 AM): "And then..." vines spring up around Yubel's remaining set card as Riku plays another spell, "Overrunning Vines."
Viewtiful Rekk (12:47:53 AM): "A plant deck. How interesting."
Viewtiful Rekk (12:48:20 AM): Staunch Defender is destroyed.
Y Ruler of Time (12:48:57 AM): "Overrunning Vines can only be activated while I control a Plant. In addition to destroying your set card, it increases my life points by 500." (8500)
Y Ruler of Time (12:49:40 AM): "That activates the effects of both Thorn Princess and Tree of Life," he declares, as the two cards begin to glow.
Y Ruler of Time (12:50:18 AM): "Thorn Princess gains 100 ATK and DEF and deals 400 damage to my opponent when I gain life points," the woman snaps a hand out, vines extending from her fingers to lash against Yubel (1300/1500)
Viewtiful Rekk (12:50:43 AM): Yubel is stricken, but doesn't seem bothered in the least. (7600)
Y Ruler of Time (12:51:02 AM): "Second, Tree of Life gains one counter, which will come in handy for later."
Y Ruler of Time (12:52:01 AM): "I activate another permanent spell, Celebration of Birth. This increases our life points whenever we successfully special summon a monster."
Viewtiful Rekk (12:52:34 AM): "A deck centered around healing, is it?"
Y Ruler of Time (12:53:06 AM): "There's more to it than that," Riku promises, putting down his next card, "I summon Lonefire Blossom."
Y Ruler of Time (12:54:12 AM): The flaming plant appears before exploding, giving rise to a much larger plant.
Y Ruler of Time (12:54:38 AM): "I tribute Lonefire Blossom to activate its effect, summoning Gigaplant (2400/1200) from my deck."
Y Ruler of Time (12:55:55 AM): Celebration of Birth glows (9000), followed by Tree of Life (2 counters), and Thorn Princess whips with her vines again (1400/1600)
Viewtiful Rekk (12:56:34 AM): (7200)
Y Ruler of Time (12:56:54 AM): Thorn Princess stands from her crouching position. "Gigaplant attacks the set monster."
Viewtiful Rekk (12:59:17 AM): Mystic Tomato shatters. A second appears. (1400/1100) (7700)
Y Ruler of Time (1:00:45 AM): Riku narrows his eyes. "...End turn."
Viewtiful Rekk (1:01:21 AM): "Draw."
Viewtiful Rekk (1:04:20 AM): "Special Summon Gilasaurus." A dinosaur swiftly shoots from Yubel's hand and on to the field. (1400/1100)
Viewtiful Rekk (1:05:22 AM): (8200)
Y Ruler of Time (1:06:42 AM): "...Gilasaurus special summons Lonefire Blossom from my graveyard, in defense mode."
Y Ruler of Time (1:07:19 AM): The burning plant reappears (500/1400). Celebration of Birth glows again.
Y Ruler of Time (1:07:42 AM): (9500). Tree of Life (3 counters). Thorn Princess (1500/1700) cracks her vines.
Viewtiful Rekk (1:07:51 AM): (7800)
Viewtiful Rekk (1:08:56 AM): "Sacrifice Gilasaurus.," The dinosaur vanishes. "Summon Doom Shaman." A demonic magician appears and cackles malevolently. (2400/2000)
Viewtiful Rekk (1:13:46 AM): "Doom Shaman attacks the Lonefire Blossom."
Y Ruler of Time (1:14:17 AM): Riku doesn't respond as a burst of dark energy blows up the fiery plant.
Viewtiful Rekk (1:16:23 AM): "End turn." Yubel smirks maliciously.
Y Ruler of Time (1:16:34 AM): "Draw."
Y Ruler of Time (1:18:28 AM): "...Gigaplant," he points at the larger of the two monsters left on his field, "Second Summon!"
Y Ruler of Time (1:21:34 AM): Gigaplant roars before digging one of its claws into the ground, scraping up the Earth there. Lonefire Blossom reappears on Riku's field. (500/1400)
Y Ruler of Time (1:22:22 AM): In turn, his cards activate. Celebration of Birth (10000), Tree of Life (4 counters), and Thorn Princess (1600/1800)
Viewtiful Rekk (1:22:38 AM): (7300)
Y Ruler of Time (1:23:30 AM): "I can't break through very well right now, so I'll just keep burning you! Lonefire Blossom, effect activate!" The small plant bursts into flame again.
Y Ruler of Time (1:23:52 AM): "Summon, Blooming Lotus LV5 (2100/1500)!"
Y Ruler of Time (1:24:38 AM): Celebration of Birth (10500), Tree of Life (5 counters), and Thorn Princess (1700/1900)
Viewtiful Rekk (1:24:51 AM): Yubel just smirks. "You seem determined, at least. (6800)
Y Ruler of Time (1:26:07 AM): "Maybe I'm just sick of my time being on the defensive."
Y Ruler of Time (1:27:20 AM): "Blooming Lotus! Attack Mystic Tomato! Solar Burst!" The plant fires a blast of light from its flower at the tomato.
Viewtiful Rekk (1:27:42 AM): The Tomato is destroyed by the blast of light. (6100)
Viewtiful Rekk (1:28:01 AM): "Summon Sangan." A three-eyed demon appears in its place. (6600)
Y Ruler of Time (1:29:25 AM): Riku stares at the three-eyed creature, contemplating his next move. 'If I attack it, she can summon it again with Doom Shaman...But...'
Y Ruler of Time (1:30:02 AM): "Gigaplant!" A claw slashes through the demon.
Viewtiful Rekk (1:30:37 AM): (5200) Yubel fans out her deck and holds up Cyber Valley.
Y Ruler of Time (1:31:54 AM): Thorn Princess crouches down again. "End turn." Blooming Lotus begins to glow, and increases in size.
Y Ruler of Time (1:32:10 AM): "Blooming Lotus LV5 destroyed a monster in battle this turn...therefore it levels up!"
Y Ruler of Time (1:32:30 AM): "Blooming Lotus LV7 (2500/2100)!"
Y Ruler of Time (1:32:50 AM): Celebration of Birth (11000), Tree of Life (6 counters), and Thorn Princess (1800/2000)
Viewtiful Rekk (1:32:58 AM): "Quite interesting. I had a Plant deck myself once." She draws. (4800)
Viewtiful Rekk (1:34:49 AM): "As you did, so will I. Doom Shaman, Second Summon!" The spellcaster slams its staff on to the ground and starts glowing.
Viewtiful Rekk (1:36:32 AM): "From my hand...Special Summon myself! Yubel!" Wind shoots from the ground as an exact duplicate of the demon appears, wings cast out. (0/0)
Y Ruler of Time (1:38:13 AM): "...Zero attack?"
Viewtiful Rekk (1:38:25 AM): "Of course. Considering the effects."
Viewtiful Rekk (1:38:51 AM): "While Yubel is in attack position, it cannot be destroyed as a result of battle and all damage done by battle with it to me is reduced to zero."
Viewtiful Rekk (1:39:03 AM): "And if you attack it, you take damage equal to the attack monster's strength."
Y Ruler of Time (1:39:31 AM): "...Fine. Guess I'll just work around it, then."
Viewtiful Rekk (1:43:20 AM): "During my end phase, I must sacrifice one monster to keep Yubel in play..." Doom Shaman vanishes.
Y Ruler of Time (1:43:47 AM): "...But...Doom Shaman destroys the monsters he summons when he's removed from the field."
Viewtiful Rekk (1:44:02 AM): "Of course." Yubel shatters.
Y Ruler of Time (1:44:19 AM): "...So...you lose?"
Viewtiful Rekk (1:44:23 AM): "When Yubel is destroyed by an effect that isn't its own...." A massive black shadow is suddenly cast over the field.
Viewtiful Rekk (1:44:51 AM): "Das."
Viewtiful Rekk (1:45:10 AM): "Abschelich." Two pairs of glowing red eyes appear.
Viewtiful Rekk (1:45:42 AM): "Ritter." A massive purple and black two-headed dragon roars out loudly into the darkness as a third eye opens up on its chest. (0/0)
Y Ruler of Time (1:45:57 AM): "...Whoa."
Viewtiful Rekk (1:47:16 AM): Yubel vanishes and appears on top of the dragon, smirking down at Riku. "This, you could say, is my evolved form." (5800)
Viewtiful Rekk (1:48:06 AM): "During each of my end phases, Das Abschelich Ritter's effect destroys all other monsters on the field!" The two dragon heads roar out, as black waves shoot across the field.
Y Ruler of Time (1:48:54 AM): "...Oh shit." There goes Riku's hard work, as all three plants are burnt to the ground.
Viewtiful Rekk (1:50:03 AM): "End turn."
Viewtiful Rekk (1:50:32 AM): Alastor grimaces. This is bad...she's already hit the second form...
Y Ruler of Time (1:50:37 AM): "Guh..." 'Even with no damage, I'm getting a bad feeling about this...' "Draw."
Y Ruler of Time (1:51:30 AM): "...End turn."
Viewtiful Rekk (1:52:08 AM): "Draw."
Viewtiful Rekk (1:52:21 AM): "Draw."
Viewtiful Rekk (1:54:31 AM): "Summon Black Ptera." A black dinosaur appears and screeches. (1000/500)
Viewtiful Rekk (1:54:45 AM): "Attack." The dinosaur shoots forward.
Y Ruler of Time (1:55:25 AM): Riku shields his face as the dinosaur claws at him. (10000)
Viewtiful Rekk (1:55:40 AM): "End turn." The dinosaur shatters and shoots back to Yubel's hand.
Y Ruler of Time (1:56:16 AM): "This could get kinda annoying...Draw."
Y Ruler of Time (1:57:35 AM): "Jar of Avarice," all five monsters slide out of Riku's graveyard, and he proceeds to shuffle them into his deck before drawing two cards.
Y Ruler of Time (2:00:22 AM): "I'll summon Lord Poison to the field (1500/1000)," Riku declares, "End turn."
Viewtiful Rekk (2:01:32 AM): Yubel draws.
Viewtiful Rekk (2:02:15 AM): "Allow me to show you..." She grabs another card from her hand. "My true form...and my true love..."
Y Ruler of Time (2:02:27 AM): "...Your what?"
Viewtiful Rekk (2:03:03 AM): "Summon - Cyber Valley!" A mechanical serpent appears and lets out a hiss. (0/0)
Viewtiful Rekk (2:04:32 AM): "I activate Cyber Valley's effect, removing it and Yubel - Das Abschelich Ritter in order to draw 2 cards!" The two monsters evaporate. Yubel draws 2. Lightning and wind begins crackling through the field.
Viewtiful Rekk (2:04:40 AM): Fuck. Alastor grimaces.
Viewtiful Rekk (2:05:39 AM): "When Yubel - Das Abschelich Ritter is removed from the field....special summon, Yubel - Das Extremer Trauig Drachen!"
Viewtiful Rekk (2:08:07 AM): This time, the two dragon heads have become gargantuan, each with another face on the top of them. At the center is a demonic head, the third eye, and another face on the demon's chest.
Viewtiful Rekk (2:08:50 AM): Four wings, and a draconian tail and set of claws all set in purple and black scales all appear together as the two dragon heads roar out. (0/0)
Viewtiful Rekk (2:11:39 AM): "And by the effect of Celebration of Birth..." (6300)
Y Ruler of Time (2:12:08 AM): "...So...what's this one do?"
Viewtiful Rekk (2:12:40 AM): "Ah, we'll get to that soon. First, two spell cards." She slips the two cards into her disk.
Viewtiful Rekk (2:13:16 AM): "Heart of Clear Water equips to Yubel - Das Extreme Trauig Drachen. And Premature Burial revives Doom Shaman." (2400/2000) (6000)
Viewtiful Rekk (2:14:16 AM): "Yubel - Das Extremer Trauig Drachen attacks Lord Poison." The eyes of the two dragon heads glow red.
Y Ruler of Time (2:14:46 AM): "What the-!?" Riku is unable to get out more of a response before Lord Poison lunges for the large demon, slashing with its claws.
Viewtiful Rekk (2:15:47 AM): A virtual fortress of black vines shoots up around the demon and blocks the strike.
Viewtiful Rekk (2:15:55 AM): One of the vines then shoots downwards and towards Riku.
Y Ruler of Time (2:18:19 AM): The vine shoots over Riku's left shoulder, its thorns scraping it and his neck. "Ah!"
Viewtiful Rekk (2:19:26 AM): "When Yubel Das Extremer Trauig Drachen attacks a monster, the opponent takes damage equal to that monster's attack, and the attacked monster is destroyed!"
Viewtiful Rekk (2:19:44 AM): "This is the power of my Nightmare Pain! This is the terror of my love that I will share with this entire academy!"
Y Ruler of Time (2:20:18 AM): Riku falls to one knee and presses his right hand to his neck, staunching the blood somewhat. 'Damn it...' (8500)
Viewtiful Rekk (2:20:46 AM): "Doom Shaman, direct attack! Death Spirits!"
Viewtiful Rekk (2:21:16 AM): The spellcaster holds up its staff, and black spirits shoot out and rake over Riku repeatedly.
Y Ruler of Time (2:24:01 AM): "Ungh-!" Riku winces as his body is scraped up. (6100)
Viewtiful Rekk (2:24:19 AM): "O-Oi! Kayou! Are you okay?!"
Y Ruler of Time (2:26:22 AM): "Eeeh...I survived 160-degree temperatures...this is a walk in the park."
Viewtiful Rekk (2:26:37 AM): "...when di- oh yeah, Thestalos."
Viewtiful Rekk (2:27:04 AM): "End turn~"
Y Ruler of Time (2:28:31 AM): "Drrr..." Riku slowly comes to his feet, his jacket bloodied. "Draw."
Y Ruler of Time (2:33:09 AM): "..." 'I can't count on a monster to defend me...' "I set one card facedown. End turn."
Viewtiful Rekk (2:34:11 AM): "Draw."
Viewtiful Rekk (2:35:50 AM): "Doom Shaman is Second Summoned." Sangan appears from the grave. (1000/600)
Viewtiful Rekk (2:36:14 AM): "Set one card face down. Sangan attacks directly."
Y Ruler of Time (2:36:47 AM): Riku grits his teeth as the critter's claws slash across his chest. (5100)
Viewtiful Rekk (2:36:59 AM): "Doom Shaman."
Y Ruler of Time (2:37:44 AM): "...Not this time!" Riku holds his right arm to block the oncoming rush of spirits, and a shield appears over his arm, absorbing the attack. "Draining Shield!"
Y Ruler of Time (2:38:08 AM): (7500) Tree of Life glows (7 counters)
Viewtiful Rekk (2:38:26 AM): A terrible shame. (6500)
Viewtiful Rekk (2:40:05 AM): "End turn."
Y Ruler of Time (2:40:37 AM): "Draw..."
Viewtiful Rekk (2:41:31 AM): Yubel smirks. Drachen's eyes glow once more.
Viewtiful Rekk (2:41:38 AM): "I am curious, Riku Kayou..."
Y Ruler of Time (2:41:53 AM): "..."
Viewtiful Rekk (2:41:59 AM): "What is it that lies in the depths of your soul...in your Heart of Darkness....?" Yubel's third eye begins rapidly shifting around.
Viewtiful Rekk (2:47:09 AM): Yubel tilts her head. "How amusing."
Viewtiful Rekk (2:49:16 AM): "I suppose the saying that a jack of all trades is a master of none fits you quite well."
Y Ruler of Time (2:49:42 AM): "What are you talking about...?"
Viewtiful Rekk (2:50:18 AM): "You're talented in most things, but lack the drive to focus in on any one talent."
Y Ruler of Time (2:51:02 AM): "Hm. Maybe. But it makes me fun at parties."
Viewtiful Rekk (2:51:04 AM): "You fear that your training with that Duel Spirit of yours will go much the same route, and then in a situation where you would need to protect these friends of yours..."
Viewtiful Rekk (2:51:14 AM): Yubel raises two fingers, and snaps. "You will fail."
Y Ruler of Time (2:52:23 AM): "What are you doing now?"
Viewtiful Rekk (2:52:45 AM): "I merely looked into your mind, to see the Darkness of your Heart."
Viewtiful Rekk (2:57:37 AM): "Allow me to demonstrate...." She snaps a second time. She and the monsters fade away.
Viewtiful Rekk (2:58:24 AM): Munos and his hellhound both fade into view...along with one other Yellow student.
Rakath Chaos (2:58:57 AM): However she's not in her yellow outfit, she's decked out for combat. However her sword is broken, most of her wings look to have been ripped off. And she's been beat to hell.
Y Ruler of Time (2:59:22 AM): "Wha-!? You! What the hell are you doing here!?" He notices the angelic victim. "...Amy?"
Rakath Chaos (3:00:57 AM): "Yanno, we're in a forest," Amy shouts, "Make the trees march on the bad guys or something!? I can't beat them alone. Big killer plants, something?" With that she rushes headlong into the enemies on hand.
Viewtiful Rekk (3:02:20 AM): Jin is there as well, and his condition is much the same as Amy's. "Yes, Riku, do something! This is supposed to be your natural element, isn't it!?" He rushes forward right after Amy, sword in hand.
Polk Kitsune (3:02:21 AM): The hellhound roared out, pouncing toward Amy, bringing it's two paws right on top of her.
Rakath Chaos (3:03:33 AM): Amy is knocked down by the giant dog. Her halos blasting out beams at the dog from around it, but not doing much.
Polk Kitsune (3:04:12 AM): Munos meanwhile grins wickedly as he leaps rapidly from side to side toward Jin, both bloodied knives lashing out as the pair approach to each other.
Viewtiful Rekk (3:04:45 AM): Jin is slashes across his chest, and stumbles back weakly. "Riku...do something...!" He says, bringing his sword up defensively.
Y Ruler of Time (3:04:50 AM): 'I...I have to stop this!' Riku lowers a hand to the ground, and begins to concentrate...before his eyes widen in horror.
Y Ruler of Time (3:05:17 AM): 'I can't hear them...and they're not listening to me!?'
Rakath Chaos (3:05:26 AM): "Now would be preferable," Amy has a large hellhound on her, breathing is hard, let alone talking... "Please..."
Viewtiful Rekk (3:05:52 AM): "Riku! What are you waiting for!?"
Y Ruler of Time (3:06:32 AM): 'I can't! Why can't I-!? Please, please! Vines, trees, seeds, grass, weeds, SOMETHING! ANYTHING!'
Polk Kitsune (3:06:38 AM): The giant fiery dog doesn't even flinch from the blasts, the black tendrils lashing out at the light. It presses it's paw on her, holding her down as both heads come closer, fire starting to blast out at the girl.
Polk Kitsune (3:07:41 AM): Munos cackled out as one knife was caught by the blade, but the second driven into Jin's side. "Useless, useless, USELESS!"
Rakath Chaos (3:07:49 AM): "RIKU! NOW!" Amy closes her eyes, as the fire comes out of the big ugly mutt's mouths.
Viewtiful Rekk (3:09:17 AM): Jin is pierced in the side by the blade and lets out a blood-soaked cough. "Riku....!"
Polk Kitsune (3:14:01 AM):
Without wasting a moment, Munos flips around Jin, biting down on his neck like an animal, drawing blood, turning so Riku could get a good look of the wicked look on his face as he plunged the white blade into Jin's face...
Y Ruler of Time (3:09:56 AM): 'No...please no...! Come one, damn it! They're dying! I NEED YOUR HELP! PLEASE!'
Y Ruler of Time (3:10:02 AM): '...please...'
Viewtiful Rekk (3:10:19 AM): And slowly...everything fades back into black...
Viewtiful Rekk (3:10:28 AM): Before the duel appears again.
Viewtiful Rekk (3:10:49 AM): Yubel, meanwhile, is smiling darkly at Riku. "Do you not understand now?"
Y Ruler of Time (3:11:02 AM): "...."
Y Ruler of Time (3:12:13 AM): Seconds pass. Quince cautiously approaches Riku, and nudges his shoulder.
Y Ruler of Time (3:15:43 AM): As the lion nudges him, Riku sways to the side...sways back...and suddenly collapses onto his rear.
Y Ruler of Time (3:18:23 AM): He remains there, sitting quietly, with a vacant expression on his face.
Viewtiful Rekk (3:18:58 AM): Yubel looks down. "Well?"
Y Ruler of Time (3:19:42 AM): Quince looks over Riku once, before sitting down next to him, looking rather content.
Y Ruler of Time (3:21:02 AM): Several more seconds pass, before Riku lifts his head up, staring at Yubel
Y Ruler of Time (3:21:16 AM): His eyes are...strangely very dark.
Viewtiful Rekk (3:21:30 AM): Yubel merely continues smirking.
Y Ruler of Time (3:22:41 AM): "...........Aaaaa-AAAAGGGHHH!!!!" Riku clenches his eyes shut and rubs at them vigorously through his eyelids with his fingers.
Y Ruler of Time (3:23:55 AM): "Ow-OW! Why didn't you warn me this'd hurt my eyes like hell?"
Y Ruler of Time (3:24:08 AM): Quince growls apologetically.
Viewtiful Rekk (3:24:28 AM): "And what is this?"
Y Ruler of Time (3:25:23 AM): Riku stands up, blinking repeatedly. "Defense mechanism."
Viewtiful Rekk (3:26:13 AM): "Pardon?"
Y Ruler of Time (3:26:36 AM): "It's a little complicated...Quince was explaining it to me just now..."
Y Ruler of Time (3:27:10 AM): "It's a way of dealing with psychological trauma, or some equivalent matter..."
Viewtiful Rekk (3:28:08 AM): "I see." Yubel seems amused.
Y Ruler of Time (3:28:23 AM): "Apparently I slipped into it, after what you showed me. See...because I'm not...fully human."
Y Ruler of Time (3:28:49 AM): "And plants don't tend to have 'Hearts of Darkness', do they?"
Viewtiful Rekk (3:29:10 AM): She tilts her head. "So you're immune to my powers now?"
Y Ruler of Time (3:30:39 AM): Riku pauses to consider this. "...No," he admits, "but I can work through them. I'll go catatonic for a little while, until I can work through whatever you throw at me."
Y Ruler of Time (3:31:01 AM): "And we'll keep going until you cut the crap, or I just come up against something I can't figure out.""
Viewtiful Rekk (3:31:37 AM): "How interesting...a human who is able to resist the terror of my love..."
Viewtiful Rekk (3:31:43 AM): "At any rate, it is still your turn."
Y Ruler of Time (3:32:29 AM): "...Yeah."
Y Ruler of Time (3:33:08 AM): He looks over his hand to remind himself of what options he has. "You know what I concluded, after what you showed me?"
Viewtiful Rekk (3:33:58 AM): "What is that?"
Y Ruler of Time (3:34:51 AM): "...I decided, 'Yeah, I'm afraid that'll happen.' Kind of funny, really...Like I have a responsibility now, an' as a result, 'M afraid of not fulfillin' it."
Viewtiful Rekk (3:35:14 AM): She smiles. "Then you will suffer for your love of those two."
Y Ruler of Time (3:36:02 AM): "...Nah. See, that's how I got out of it," he looks up, smirking slightly, "you think that because of love, I'll end up failing...But the truth is..."
Y Ruler of Time (3:36:27 AM): "Love's the reason I won't fail to protect them."
Viewtiful Rekk (3:36:48 AM): "You mistake it."
Viewtiful Rekk (3:37:01 AM): "Suffering and pain is the only way to express love."
Viewtiful Rekk (3:37:41 AM): "You will take the hardest path, dedicating yourself to not losing your strength, all for your love of your comrades."
Y Ruler of Time (3:38:58 AM): "...Okay. So what?"
Viewtiful Rekk (3:39:58 AM): "I was merely illustrating it."
Y Ruler of Time (3:41:53 AM): "...You really don't make a lot of sense when you can't successfully play off my fears, you know that?"
Y Ruler of Time (3:43:00 AM): "Activate Flowers in Bloom. I add a level 4 or lower Plant from my deck to my hand."
Y Ruler of Time (3:44:29 AM): "I then summon it...Come out, Quince!" The lion bounds up from next to him, taking his place on the field with a challenging roar (1600/2000) > (1900/2000).
Y Ruler of Time (3:46:03 AM): "Activate spell card, Overrunning Vines! Destroy the set card!"
Viewtiful Rekk (3:46:31 AM): Hate Buster is destroyed.
Y Ruler of Time (3:47:09 AM): (8000) Tree of Life glows (8 counters)
Y Ruler of Time (3:47:57 AM): "...You said this was your true form, right? So...I've got nothing holding me back from doing this."
Y Ruler of Time (3:48:11 AM): "I discard Dandylion from my hand to activate Lightning Vortex!"
Viewtiful Rekk (3:48:44 AM): Yubel smirks as her three monsters are eviscerated by bolts of lightning.
Viewtiful Rekk (3:48:50 AM): "The perfect card for the situation."
Viewtiful Rekk (3:49:24 AM): She fans out her deck.
Viewtiful Rekk (3:50:25 AM): She holds up Phantom of Chaos.
Y Ruler of Time (3:54:29 AM): "...You can copy Das Extremer Trauig Drachen's effect with that, can't you?"
Viewtiful Rekk (3:54:44 AM): "I suppose I could."
Y Ruler of Time (3:56:10 AM): "Then I just can't let you get a turn off with it." His graveyard begins to glow. "Dandylion's effect activates when it is sent to the graveyard. I summon two Fluff Tokens (0/0) in defense mode!"
Viewtiful Rekk (3:56:31 AM): "Giving more power to the Botanical Lio."
Y Ruler of Time (3:56:53 AM): Celebration of Birth (8500) Tree of Life (9 counters) Botanical Lion (2500/2000)
Y Ruler of Time (3:57:47 AM): Riku points at Tree of Life, and six points of light shoot out of the tree, hovering over one of his two vacant monster zones.
Y Ruler of Time (3:58:00 AM): "It's been building up for the entire duel, now it's time to use Tree of Life's effect!"
Y Ruler of Time (3:58:17 AM): "By removing six counters and paying 1000 life points, I summon one Plant from my graveyard!"
Y Ruler of Time (3:58:27 AM): (7500) "Revive, Lord Poison (1500/1000)!"
Y Ruler of Time (3:59:09 AM): Celebration of Birth (8000) Tree of Life (4 counters) Botanical Lion (2800/2000)
Y Ruler of Time (4:03:25 AM): "I remove three more counters from Tree of Life, and summon a Sprout Token (0/0) in attack mode!"
Y Ruler of Time (4:03:48 AM): Celebration of Birth (8500) Tree of Life (2 counters) Botanical Lion (3100/2000)
Y Ruler of Time (4:04:50 AM): "Open facedown card!" His remaining set card flips up. "Poison of the Old Man, increase my life points!"
Y Ruler of Time (4:05:14 AM): (9700) Tree of Life (3 counters)
Y Ruler of Time (4:05:44 AM): "And those last three counters are removed...powering up all Sprout Tokens on my field by 1000 ATK and DEF for the turn!" (1000/1000)
Viewtiful Rekk (4:06:00 AM): "Impressive...but you still miss the mark by a bit."
Y Ruler of Time (4:06:54 AM): "...Yeah, well...I wasn't concerned with getting a bunch of strong monsters out for a while, so..."
Y Ruler of Time (4:07:13 AM): His field card slot opens up. "I didn't bother playing a few cards."
Y Ruler of Time (4:07:57 AM): "Field Spell card, Over-Grown Forest!" Trees shoot up out of the ground, surrounding the entire field.
Y Ruler of Time (4:08:34 AM): "Quince (3500), Poison (1900), token (1400)! Direct attack! Forest Assault!"
Viewtiful Rekk (4:09:08 AM): The attacks are about to hit Yubel...but a single vine shoots up and takes the brunt.
Y Ruler of Time (4:10:05 AM): "...What?"
Viewtiful Rekk (4:10:19 AM): (0000) Yubel grins sadistically. "Nightmare Pain."
Viewtiful Rekk (4:10:26 AM): Another vine shoots out, straight for Riku.
Y Ruler of Time (4:11:33 AM): Shunk. Riku blinks in surprise...and looks down at the vine in his gut.
Viewtiful Rekk (4:12:07 AM): The vine then proceeds to twist around Riku, the thorns raking his entire body.
Viewtiful Rekk (4:12:22 AM): "Share it with me, Riku Kayou! This exquisite pain!"
Y Ruler of Time (4:13:13 AM): Rather than screaming out in pain, Riku's face simply pales, as he begins to fall into shock.
Viewtiful Rekk (4:14:09 AM): Yubel smiles as the vine pulls away, and the darkness begins to fade...
Viewtiful Rekk (4:15:51 AM): "Ngh...." And he sees Alastor, also locked in a duel with Yubel. (900) (3100)
Y Ruler of Time (4:16:22 AM): '....Donovan....when did...?'
Viewtiful Rekk (4:17:50 AM): Similarly to Riku's duel, Yubel's final form towers over the field. (0/0) Alastor meanwhile has four monsters on his field. (1700/1200) (2400/1500) (2800/2600) (1700/1600)
Viewtiful Rekk (4:18:30 AM): "I activate Strike Ninja's effect! By removing two DARK-attribute monsters in my grave from the game, it is removed from play until the end of the turn!" Two of his cards eject from his graveyard, and the ninja vanishes.
Viewtiful Rekk (4:19:03 AM): "And then, my face down card! Escape From the Dark Dimension! This revives my removed from play Shadowpriestess of Ohm!" (1700/1600)
Viewtiful Rekk (4:19:32 AM): "Ohm's effect sacrifices all of my monsters to deal you 800 damage for each one! SHADOW BARRAGE!" All four of the monsters turn into black flames and fire at Yubel...
Viewtiful Rekk (4:20:12 AM): Which are again, taken by a vine which shields Yubel. (0000) The demonic spirit grins as the vine shoots out and rakes Alastor's body, much the same it did Riku's.
Viewtiful Rekk (4:21:30 AM): "Ngh....AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGH!" Alastor screams out, and drops on to his hands and knees as the vine retracts.
Viewtiful Rekk (4:21:39 AM): "...Kayou...when did you...?" He looks to the side.
Y Ruler of Time (4:21:55 AM): "Hey...that's my line!"
Y Ruler of Time (4:22:26 AM): Apparently he feels well enough to place bickering with Alastor as a priority.
Viewtiful Rekk (4:22:27 AM): "Ah. Allow me to explain." Yubel raises a finger.
Viewtiful Rekk (4:22:44 AM): "I placed you both into separate Darkness Games, and merely split my consciousness while I dueled you both."
Viewtiful Rekk (4:24:09 AM): "Unfortunate that I lost...perhaps I've become a bit rusty." She shuffles her deck. By this point, all the zombies have gotten back up.
Viewtiful Rekk (4:25:05 AM): "I suppose I can just add you two to my Duel Zombies....unless you think you're up to dueling them again."
Viewtiful Rekk (4:25:56 AM): The zombies cackle hollowly at this. "Duel!" "Duuuuel!" "Duel?" "Duel!" "Duel duel duel?" "Duel!" "Duuuuuel!"
Y Ruler of Time (4:26:02 AM): "Damn sadistic bitch..."
Viewtiful Rekk (4:26:26 AM): "Well fuck me running, she's got us in a bind..."
Y Ruler of Time (4:26:43 AM): "Think you can fly us out of here?"
Viewtiful Rekk (4:26:50 AM): Alastor slowly attempts to get back to his feet, but just falls again. "Fuck...wish I'd kept a Dis-Belt or two on me..."
Viewtiful Rekk (4:27:20 AM): "...could I make the wings? Sure."
Viewtiful Rekk (4:27:48 AM): "Getting out of here would require setting off an explosion to give me the proper propulsion though, which would leave you and these fine gentlemen...slightly incinerated."
Y Ruler of Time (4:28:21 AM): "...Shit...And I don't think they're going to give us enough time for me to recover..."
Viewtiful Rekk (4:29:09 AM): "...is this the part where we shout that we'll show them the Gurren-dan's resolve and go out in a blaze of glory?"
Y Ruler of Time (4:29:36 AM): "..." Riku gives Alastor a weird look. "What are you talking about?"
Viewtiful Rekk (4:29:47 AM): "....watch anime, son!"
Viewtiful Rekk (4:30:09 AM): Duel Zombies are positively stymied. Yubel looks just a tad bit confused.
Y Ruler of Time (4:33:06 AM): "...Yeah, sure. We fight the good fight, then. Hell, maybe Kamikaze'll swoop in and save our asses."
Viewtiful Rekk (4:34:56 AM): "...." Yubel merely waves a hand. The Duel Zombies start closing in...
Viewtiful Rekk (4:35:37 AM): Before the flat side of a long blade sweeps out, sending most of them straight into a wall.
Y Ruler of Time (4:36:03 AM): "..." Riku blinks. "I...was just joking, I swear..."
Viewtiful Rekk (4:36:15 AM): Akira Kaito steps in front of the two, and glances down at the two students.
Viewtiful Rekk (4:36:21 AM): "This area is off limits to students."
Y Ruler of Time (4:36:31 AM): "Well a bright hello to you too."
Viewtiful Rekk (4:36:50 AM): "Who th' fuck are you?!"
Viewtiful Rekk (4:37:22 AM): "..." Akira plants her blade in the ground, pulls out a journal, writes something in, puts the journal away and takes her blade up again.
Y Ruler of Time (4:37:46 AM): "Who cares? We don't have to die now."
Viewtiful Rekk (4:38:26 AM): "Ahhh...if it isn't Akira Kaito. I'm having so many reunions now..." Akira brings up the blade. "Leave. You know what I'm capable of now, and to what extent I'll go to."
Viewtiful Rekk (4:39:46 AM): Yubel grins at her. "Yes, that seems best." She beckons to the Duel Zombies with a flick of her wrist. They all slowly file out.
Y Ruler of Time (4:40:12 AM): "Hey!" Riku props himself up on one arm, holding the other to his wounded stomach.
Viewtiful Rekk (4:40:19 AM): "I will bid you farewell for now, Akira Kaito...but I do hope we can catch up some time." With that, she vanishes.
Y Ruler of Time (4:40:36 AM): "We had an agree-damn it!"
Viewtiful Rekk (4:40:37 AM): Akira plants her blade again, and slowly rests Riku back on the ground.
Viewtiful Rekk (4:40:48 AM): "You've been injured. Do not struggle."
Y Ruler of Time (4:41:21 AM): "But-! She was supposed to release them!"
Viewtiful Rekk (4:41:57 AM): "Yeah, I told her if I beat her, she has to release them!"
Y Ruler of Time (4:42:08 AM): "That's my line again!"
Viewtiful Rekk (4:42:16 AM): "I don't see your name on it!"
Y Ruler of Time (4:42:35 AM): "Don't go stealing credit for the things I said and did!"
Viewtiful Rekk (4:42:49 AM): "I did just as much as you did, hippy boy!"
Y Ruler of Time (4:43:04 AM): "Yeah, well I did it faster!"
Viewtiful Rekk (4:43:14 AM): "I did it less SUCKY!"
Viewtiful Rekk (4:43:33 AM): "..." Akira sighs, and writes something down in her journal again, before smacking them both over the head with it.
Viewtiful Rekk (4:43:37 AM): "Children."
Viewtiful Rekk (4:44:55 AM): "What you were in was not a Darkness Game."
Y Ruler of Time (4:45:11 AM): "..." Riku blinks. "It...sure seemed like it."
Viewtiful Rekk (4:45:27 AM): "It should have. It was Yubel's own pocket dimension."
Viewtiful Rekk (4:46:04 AM): "Even if she is bested in combat there, all of the pain is reflected off of her and on to her opponent."
Viewtiful Rekk (4:46:51 AM): "She likes to make people think it's a Darkness Game, to keep them off guard..."
Viewtiful Rekk (4:47:50 AM): "...but...that...how the hell is that fair!?" Akira sighs. "...it's not."
Y Ruler of Time (4:48:21 AM): "Our enemies don't play fair...it really shouldn't be surprising at this point." Riku sighs as well.
Y Ruler of Time (4:48:41 AM): After a few moments, he looks up at Alastor. "...What'd she show you?"
Viewtiful Rekk (4:48:53 AM): "How's that any of your business?!"
Y Ruler of Time (4:49:45 AM): "...I suppose it isn't."
Viewtiful Rekk (4:50:07 AM): "...well, uh....yeah, I guess it isn't."
Viewtiful Rekk (4:52:16 AM): Akira sighs. "This is all beyond the point...right now, I need to preform surgery on the two of you."
Y Ruler of Time (4:52:38 AM): "..." Riku turns his head to Akira. "Say what now?"
Viewtiful Rekk (4:52:38 AM): "...wait, huh?"
Viewtiful Rekk (4:53:20 AM): She points at the wounds left by the vines. "Those vines. Yubel uses them to transmit her virus. The virus that has turned those other students into the "Duel Zombies"."
Viewtiful Rekk (4:54:28 AM): "You two have higher spiritual fortitude, so...you haven't turned yet. At best, I'd guess...." She looks at her watch. "About 90-120 seconds."
Y Ruler of Time (4:54:50 AM): "...You sure about that? I don't feel like saying 'Duel' over and over again."
Viewtiful Rekk (4:55:01 AM): "So..." She holds up a hand. Bolts of lightning start running around it. "I can remove it now, or I can tie you down after you turn and do it then."
Viewtiful Rekk (4:55:17 AM): "I challenge you both to a duel."
Y Ruler of Time (4:55:40 AM): "Sure."
Viewtiful Rekk (4:55:41 AM): "LET'S GO!" Alastor raises his Duel Disk."
Viewtiful Rekk (4:55:47 AM): "...oh fuck."
Y Ruler of Time (4:56:20 AM): "...I just agreed to play a children's card game while my stomach is critically injured."
Viewtiful Rekk (4:56:33 AM): "Believe me now?"
Y Ruler of Time (4:56:55 AM): "...How long will this take?"
Viewtiful Rekk (4:57:55 AM): She plunges her hand into Alastor's chest. "First time I've actually done it. All my theoretical research says I have about 45 seconds before I aggravate the virus, and....boom."
Viewtiful Rekk (4:58:20 AM): Alastor's eyes are somewhere around the size of dinner plates now.
Y Ruler of Time (4:58:45 AM): "...I'm considering taking my chances with the virus now, thanks..."
Viewtiful Rekk (4:59:30 AM): Akira moves her hand around a bit...before tearing it out, soaked in blood, and a black thiny spore in her hand.
Viewtiful Rekk (4:59:59 AM): She makes a fist, crushing the spore. "Sorry. Not on the menu." She drives her other hand into Riku's chest.
Y Ruler of Time (5:00:27 AM): "-!!!" Riku gapes.
Viewtiful Rekk (5:01:07 AM): Akira frowns for a second and plants her other hand on the ground...and then tears her hand out of Riku. Again, she crushes the spore in her hand.
Viewtiful Rekk (5:01:45 AM): "...the virus seemed to be naturally growing into your body...how odd...."
Y Ruler of Time (5:03:34 AM): "...........aaaaaaahaowwww"
Viewtiful Rekk (5:04:26 AM): Akira glances at the two. "...I do hope I can develop an indirect antidote for this. Parents wouldn't appreciate me driving my hands into the chests of all of their children..."
Viewtiful Rekk (5:05:09 AM): She places the nodachi into a sheath at her back, before throwing Riku over one shoulder, and Alastor over the other.
Viewtiful Rekk (5:05:21 AM): "...very pain..." Alastor grunts.
Y Ruler of Time (5:06:25 AM): "...My line..." Riku wheezes.
Viewtiful Rekk (5:06:40 AM): "...f'ck...you..."
Viewtiful Rekk (5:09:30 AM): Akira frowns, drops both of them, writes something down in her journal again, and then picks them up again.
Viewtiful Rekk (5:09:37 AM): --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------