An Open Invitation

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Re: An Open Invitation

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Tymon wrote:
Thu Jul 09, 2020 1:52 pm

'I Do Know Better,' the Great Mind spake as Zeik neared, the Hellfire nearly licking the top of his forehead before the light emanating from Khrona's mind suddenly brightened to the point of blinding, it being a sign of Khrona's greater-than-lightspeed mental activity. This bright light was so intense that it was actually a blight to the mind and not the eyes, causing a brief blindness in the brain whether or not the eyes made contact with it or not. That was Khrona's sliver of an opening before the beyond exceedingly swift Zeik could lob his crystalline head right off with Hellfire.
-The light was blinding, even more so with Origin Vision active, staggering him justly. He skid across the sand holding his eyes in agony. Hellfire reacted defensively by sprouting large flaming blue claws from his aura that dug deep into the white sands of the Acrix desert, slowing him to a halt and leaving deep, flaming, lacerations on the ground, that connected to an elaborate design scorched into sands.

Large dragonic wings sprouted from his aura and wrapped around his body, while towering over him was the dragonic maw of his Pact Beast, The Diedren. The dragons maw opened and unleashed a flurry of flames that spiraled around them, allowing the wizard the space to regain himself. He wiped the water from his eyes and flung the droplets into the scorched sands.-

“A Flare! Perfectly placed? Manually?!”

-He said through gritted teeth. His naten taking but a brief moment to break him from Khrona’s mental stagger. He continued rubbing his eyes, loosening the makeshift blindfold overtime and reveling an Infinite array of colors pulsing from his Iris..

He’s not fighting alone?! Somethings relaying information to him.

He thought to himself with the borrowed time his pact beast allowed him, but that time was brief. The whirling pillar of hellfire created by the Diedren scorched heaven and earth, but didn’t harm a hair on his masters body. Even Zeik’s clothes were specifically designed to withstand the tremendous heat of his Anthem.

The pillar of hellfire twirled high into Vescrutia’s lower Atmosphere, before suddenly crashing to the ground and bursting into numerous flaming sprites-quickly racing across the desert, igniting the path that he’d carved out for them in the breakneck speeds of his previous attack-conveniently in the shape of a large, pentagram.
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Thu Jul 09, 2020 1:52 pm
The light faded a fraction of a second later, and Khrona was gone, leaving only the words, 'I've Analyzed Your It nformation Down To The Very Last Strand Of DNA.' Though no sand could bear the heat of the Hellfire as it fluxed, that which was not returned to its purest state of naten would rear up as a powerful swirling sandstorm that covered the entire area and then some, forming into a great tornado of sheer sand and force. 'I Also Remember... Who You Are.' The sandstorm was so thick that nothing could be seen for miles because of it -- not that this mattered to Zeik and his blindfolded Origin Eyes, but it did serve its purpose. He should have seen the naten of the sandstorm start to take shape as the illusory image of Khrona within the sands, but also... As a large container that was quickly enclosing the area without warning.

Khrona’s ominous, sandy, visage appeared in his shadow, he could feel the peering eyes drilling through his mental barriers.

Rapidly shattering the mental wall between them as he arrogantly proclaimed his absolute control over the situation.

“hmmm? An improvised prison? You alone...can’t hold me. Not even the abysmal grip of the Minds Void could contain this power-Hellfire.”

-He chuckled lightly as the sand piled together to form what could only be described as a apocalyptic phenomenon-to the uninitiated.

However great the king may be at never showing his weakness ,the massive accumulation of naten and constantly shifting states of matter was overloading his senses. It was difficult to ascertain a precise location of Khrona’s real body;Yet, still the Astral King chuckled and began a series of hand signs.-

“Hmph. Your eyes deceive you Khrona’s and your arrogance is only fueling your delusion.” He paused.“0.0035.” .

“Hellgate’s would have mastered the holographic strands in a day if spirit and prowess could shatter the boundaries of limitations alone. Your knowledge of Hellgate dna is relative to percentage of the visible light to the human eye—leaving ,much to be desired.

-He said calmly. His back facing the ever growing sand storm, while he finished a series of unique handsigns.-
Tymon wrote:
Thu Jul 09, 2020 1:52 pm

Now, with the Hellgate contained and the sandstorm crystallized as a transparent pyramid around Zeik, imprisoning him, the true Khrona appeared again, his body phasing in from what seemed like complete invisibility and intangibility; complete clarity of the crystalline substance. Even the naten was invisible when Khrona disappeared, for the naten of the sandstorm was all too thick and served as a veil of Khrona's own naten because it was part of his naten by the time it was being used. The light was a catalyst for the creation of the barrier the moment Zeik almost made contact with Khrona, which was why he was not cleaved in twain by the Hellfire ensorceled sword. 'Thanks To My Duplicates,' Khrona's mind's voice echoed throughout the gigantic pyramid, 'I Have Been Able To Study The Entire Desert, Resonate With And Absorb Its Naten Steadily, And Also Observe Every Fluctuation Of Naten That There Is The Moment It Happens.' Now, Khrona had dominion over the field, and with the contained Zeik, -- even if he was contained only for a temporary amount of time -- Khrona could maximize on the sealed naten and expand his own without any interruption from another source. 'I See All.'
“Bathe in light. Execution.”

-The circle engraved in the scorched sands encompassed the bulk of Khrona’s transparent sand trap and ignited that area in a blinding geyser of super heated light, ideally destroying the improvised sand prison and hopefully catching Khrona. Hellfire flowed from the heavens without pause given the unshakable foundation from his pentagram, with zeik and-hopefully his fleeting adversary at the center.

He remained within the boundaries of his mystic circle, unharmed by the cosmic temperatures that disintegrated everything caught within the blast, matching the temperatures of Execution by means of thermal equilibrium.

White flaming wings rested over his shoulders while his right hand tightly gripped the hilt of his Animus, which rested on his waist. He forced his eyes to remain open, despite the tremendousstrain they were under, begging for relief from the tireless scanning for Khrona’s clones.

The Mystic circle he carved into the sands should’ve been strong enough to keep Khrona in, if he were caught. No adept, nor veteran could shatter the binding laws of his spellcraft, it would take the sum of masters. However profound Khrona’s mind had become he’d be hard pressed for clarity, if he were trapped in a pillar of unending fire, moving at such speeds, that it only appeared as a column of blinding light.
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Khrona and his well-placed 'Duplicates' analyzed the situation at a speed incalculable between the five of them, each of the Khronas doing their part to aid the main body that faced off with Zeik. It was all very much necessary given who he was up against, and that proved to be so once Zeik seemed to throw off the gloves, proverbially speaking. 'The Pentagram...' one of Khrona's infinite thoughts was, the Blue Moon that acted as a satellite for him finally settling on a position in the area after basically orbiting around Zeik for a set period of time.

Only one thing could happen after that moment. Khrona knew.

"EXECUTION!" Khrona cried in synchronicity with Zeik, sounding both surprised and yet commanding at the same time. There was only a split fragment of a frame for Khrona, and to catch it, the once sleeping mentalist had to awaken from slumber. His eyes burst open with a violent light that rivaled the nigh instantaneous Hellfire with the thought 'RED!!' shooting from his brain, faster than words could carry. The Red Crystal Khrona from before substituted itself with the actual Khrona, who warped to a location unknown in all of the calamity. However, that Red Crystal Khrona was the scapegoat for the Execution and the lockdown of the Pentagram, trapping it and destroying it relatively easily under the pressure. Zeik's power was still formidable, and Khrona knew that he wasn't done there.

No, this battle was just beginning.

Just outside the bounds of the Pentagram -- by nearly a hair -- was the true Khrona, eyes opened wide and the Blue Moon hovering above his head like a cursor. It was a waypoint for him to warp to as he substituted himself with one of his duplicates, being the only saving grace Khrona had from the Pentagram and its Execution. 'Your Mind Is Open To Me,' the Great Mind spake again, bulbous eyes glowing, 'My Moon That Floated Around You Analyzed Your Thoughts Before And As You Made Them, Giving Me The Frames Necessary To Accomplish My Escape From Certain Doom.' It seemed like that was something Zeik overlooked when dealing with Khrona directly, but Khrona was in his weakest state; he had limited access to his true power and also a great deal of things that he needed to do in order to summon that type of power. Utilization of one of his Thirteen Moons was one of those things.

'That Was Close,' Khrona admitted as he observed the flames engulf the desert sands for such an extensive reach, 'But It Is Not Arrogance That Fuels Me, I Hope You Know. I Discarded That Long Before I Left The First Time.' Hopefully Khrona's next moves were testament to that fact. He was in his 'Awakened' state now -- Eyes Open. He's shifted through the three forms of the First Restriction seamlessly; Closed Eyes Asleep, Closed Eyes Awake, and Open Eyes Awakened. Now that Khrona was truly awake, the Great Mind could be truly put to work rather than subconsciously or unconsciously acting for him.

'Purple...' The Watcher. There was a flash; a light -- a gleam. It came from clear across the Acrix Desert and screamed toward the battlefield with exponentially growing power as it did so. This was a 'Crystal Gleam' from the Purple Crystal Khrona stationed at the Dunes. The gleam cut through the sands at first only as what light would carry it, and then... Ascending faster the closer it came. Tearing the sea of sand in half and parting it like the ocean, the light was aimed to do the same to the Hellfire that protected Zeik, giving the real Khrona an opening.

'Blue...' The Scanner. The entire desert and -- thanks to Purple -- all of the naten that was within it was at the intricate analysis of the Blue Crystal Khrona, allowing it to map out and read the terrain without any surprise as to fluctuations in energy or shifts in terrain. Khrona was betting it all on that fragment of a frame that was open for him when the 'Crystal Gleam' was fired off by the Purple Crystal Khrona. With a hole hopefully made in the Hellfire, leading directly to Zeik, another screaming projectile came rocketing from miles away, gaining speed and momentum the same way as the 'Crystal Gleam' had done before. It was the 'Crystal Bazooka', which fired off a homing explosive aimed right for the hopefully open Zeik Hellgate.

Khrona thought, breaking free of his cocoon at his upper torso, with the lower torso remaining swaddled in the crystal. He was still conserving energy, but he was using up quite a bit performing his techniques. 'Looks Like I'll Be Needing My Arms, Now...' he thought in passing. Some of his thoughts could be heard clearly whilst others were nothing but pure naten, reading the same as a desert breeze or the flames' crackling. A light engulfed one of his arms, whilst the other grabbed hold of it.

Fortunately the Green Crystal Khrona was the one that was gathering the naten for the main body and cycling it through. Whatever was released by the two of them would be absorbed back into the Green Crystal Khrona, which was currently occupied with a visitor, making it virtually useless as anything other than a storage tank and siphon.

Khrona waited patiently to see the outcome of Zeik, a cataclysmic explosion bound to happen one way or another from the gradually growing faster-than-light bazooka shot at him. Khrona and his Blue Moon remained perfectly still, concentrating very hard on the battle and everything about it: the field, the techniques, the results, the combatants, the energy... Everything was within his calculations, but he, himself, had to remain perfectly still to coordinate everything. Eyes open, Khrona watched carefully and thoroughly, responding to Zeik's comment about his people with, 'I Gathered What I Needed To Know. Nothing More, Nothing Less.' There was an undulating mental chuckle. 'I Cannot Waste My Precious Energy Gathering Extraneous Information When I Need All Of My Mind To Focus On Just You Alone.' Khrona smiled.

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Re: An Open Invitation

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Tymon wrote:
Tue Jul 21, 2020 10:22 pm
"EXECUTION!" Khrona cried in synchronicity with Zeik, sounding both surprised and yet commanding at the same time. There was only a split fragment of a frame for Khrona, and to catch it, the once sleeping mentalist had to awaken from slumber. His eyes burst open with a violent light that rivaled the nigh instantaneous Hellfire with the thought 'RED!!' shooting from his brain, faster than words could carry. The Red Crystal Khrona from before substituted itself with the actual Khrona, who warped to a location unknown in all of the calamity. However, that Red Crystal Khrona was the scapegoat for the Execution and the lockdown of the Pentagram, trapping it and destroying it relatively easily under the pressure. Zeik's power was still formidable, and Khrona knew that he wasn't done there. No, this battle was just beginning.
Khrona’s screamed shocked him, almost sent his heart into a flurry. He’d never asked himself what he’d do if someone used the spell execution against him, fortunately that wasn’t the case. His opponent had switched places with one of his clones—narrowing escaping. The sight of it stirred a memory in his heart...
Tymon wrote:
Tue Jul 21, 2020 10:22 pm
Just outside the bounds of the Pentagram -- by nearly a hair -- was the true Khrona, eyes opened wide and the Blue Moon hovering above his head like a cursor. It was a waypoint for him to warp to as he substituted himself with one of his duplicates, being the only saving grace Khrona had from the Pentagram and its Execution. 'Your Mind Is Open To Me,' the Great Mind spake again, bulbous eyes glowing, 'My Moon That Floated Around You Analyzed Your Thoughts Before And As You Made Them, Giving Me The Frames Necessary To Accomplish My Escape From Certain Doom.' It seemed like that was something Zeik overlooked when dealing with Khrona directly
Though he wouldn’t admit it aloud, khrona was in his head. His daughter, a gifted psychic, often poked at her fathers glaring weakness for mental boundaries and that weakness was only further exploited while using Origin Vision.

He thought back to a sparring session he held with Nagase, where her readiness for his volcanic outburst, despite his superior speed and expertise, left him exhausted.

“You’ve probably had this vulnerability since you were young, but most psychics lack the confidence needed to react perfectly to your impulses. Your instincts are a matter of marvel, which gets you by. However, great minds... WE do exists and they only need listen...given the sheer intensity of your feelings. Your thoughts are harder to protect while you’re using origin vision, regardless of your tenacity. You’re simply to connected to not be exposed, given Sirius’s estimation to the amount of visible light you’re taking in while using the technique. Keep that in mind when facing off against other psychic, father.”

He thought to himself from within the column of unending fire, his eyes still under the immense strain of Origin vision. Khrona was stressing him out, he was everywhere and damn near all knowing. He knew Khrona was still around, now doubt aiming some manner of cannon to repay his...generous invitation to nuclear war. If only he knew the actual capabilities of the clones or even which one Khrona had sacrificed.

“Instantaneous Body switch? How many of those does he—His Firing?!
Tymon wrote:
Tue Jul 21, 2020 10:22 pm

Purple...' The Watcher. There was a flash; a light -- a gleam. It came from clear across the Acrix Desert and screamed toward the battlefield with exponentially growing power as it did so. This was a 'Crystal Gleam' from the Purple Crystal Khrona stationed at the Dunes. The gleam cut through the sands at first only as what light would carry it, and then... Ascending faster the closer it came. Tearing the sea of sand in half and parting it like the ocean, the light was aimed to do the same to the Hellfire that protected Zeik, giving the real Khrona an opening.
-The beam parted the sands as it raced towards its target, tearing everything in its path to twain. He was confident the pentagram could weather the first impact, but the initial blast...would be devastating at this altitude—he vanished with a single flap of his blazing wings, racing into the clouds— the crystal gleam hot on his ass, narrowing missing a flock of cloud nymphs.

“This’ll have to do—aaarrrrgggg!”

He screamed through gritted teeth, whipping his body around to meet the gleam head on with the tip of his Animus— halting the beam from leaving Vescrutia’s atmosphere. His wings sprawled out, roughly doubling their original size. He used thier strength to resist the push of the beam, however futile that may be. The beamed forced the Hellgate further and further into the heavens.
Tymon wrote:
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With a hole hopefully made in the Hellfire, leading directly to Zeik, another screaming projectile came rocketing from miles away, gaining speed and momentum the same way as the 'Crystal Gleam' had done before. It was the 'Crystal Bazooka', which fired off a homing explosive aimed right for the hopefully open Zeik Hellgate.

Khrona thought, breaking free of his cocoon at his upper torso, with the lower torso remaining swaddled in the crystal. He was still conserving energy, but he was using up quite a bit performing his techniques. 'Looks Like I'll Be Needing My Arms, Now...' he thought in passing.
“TWO?!—How MIGHTY!

-He said in surprise as the release of the crystal bazooka, was picked up by Origins Eyes. He couldn’t help but be amazed by the combat Potential and versatility. Origin eyes were detecting homing capabilities and exponential burst in speed the closer the naten got to him—He...couldn’t run, he wrapped himself tightly in his wings and braced for impact of the gleam+Zooka.
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*Ka-DOOM!!!*

There was impact. The two attacks from Khrona had done more than what Khrona initially intended, which was a bonus and a blessing to him. He was pleased to know that he could still match fists with the best of them, and that his mind was as sharp as ever. 'A Bit More Keen With My Insanity Under Control, Wouldn't You Say?' Khrona thought. The two attacks were extremely potent given their properties -- one piercing and the other bursting -- so the veil of naten around Zeik might not have been enough. The Crystal Gleam was meant to pierce through whilst the Crystal Bazooka was meant to explode outward, blowing away the naten after the piercing through.

Khrona was expecting a counterattack, but Zeik had taken purely to defense. Odd, but not completely farfetched. Khrona could only anticipate that this meant Zeik was going to release something more potent after taking the hits, for Khrona knew that this was only a warmup. He must have been getting a feel for Khrona's power, but Khrona was still in his First Restriction -- one out of thirteen. He dared not enter the Pentagram like this, for he knew that it could very well be a trap that, as soon as he was led into the feint of Zeik's getting hit, would he attempt to ensnare or attack Khrona using the still very much engraved seal upon the desert sands. Fortunately, though, Zeik had taken to the skies. However... That might prove to be not-so-fortunate at the same time.

There was only one way to find out.

Casting his Blue Moon up into the sky, Khrona continued to gather energy into his arm, which changed into the shape of a scythe gradually as he did so. Khrona gently, but briskly, floated up into the air, readying another setup for Zeik, since his Duplicates were still about. From the vantage point of the sky, Khrona could see the entire Acrix Desert with his own eyes rather than with the Remote Viewing of the Duplicates being used. Likely, Zeik could, too, and he could probably take out the Duplicates with more ease from in the air. A likely scenario, and Khrona thought of it along with many others as he calculated his next attack.

'Purple...' Khrona thought out again, the crystalline clone serving as the extra eyes suddenly appearing in the sky, but still in the same position it was in at the dunes, 'Go, Now.' Without hesitation, the Purple Crystal Khrona would utilize the naten that was released from the explosions of the attacks around Zeik to enable a "Crystal Nightmare," where the very reality of the realm altered to that of one of Khrona's manipulation. It would happen in a flash thanks to the lingering naten, and would look like a specific nightmare to Zeik that would lead him to his road to ruin. The sky became dark -- pitch black -- and there was an illumination in the area where the Hellgate Tribe called their home. Without so much as a second warning, there was a massive explosion of pure crystalline light that shot up from the sands underneath them, engulfing a large group of them where they'd gathered and wiping them clean out without any questions asked. This is what Zeik would see as the nightmarish reality swirled around him, tearing his beloved people straight from out of his heart before his very eyes.

Meanwhile, back on the ground, a thought was sent out to the stationary 'Blue...' which would cause it to act on the ground whilst Khrona, in the sky, oversaw. It was tasked with taking out the troublesome Pentagram, which would be the bane of Khrona should he succumb to its powers, especially on accident. That much could not be allowed, even if it meant sacrificing the Blue Crystal Khrona in the process. Therefore, the Blue Crystal Khrona was instructed to harmonize with the Pentagram's wavelengths using the "Crystal Heaven," allowing it to create a synchronous reality that would match the properties of the Pentagram and have them join with the reality that was being made around it. The 'Crystal Heaven' had a special capability of bringing complete unification with what reality it blended with, and could then alter the reality as seen fit based on the harmonious energies shared between the reality and what was cast within. The Blue Crystal Khrona may have had to sacrifice itself for this technique to work, but disabling the Pentagram was paramount when it served as such a threat, as it always had. The Blue Crystal Khrona that harmonized with the Pentagram using the reality of the 'Crystal Heaven' would suddenly, after completely assimilating with it, shatter along with the reality that it created, hopefully taking the Pentagram with it as they were destroyed. This was the last purpose of the Blue Crystal Khrona, since Khrona already had the schematics of the desert well memorized in his head.

The Red and Blue Duplicates were useless to Khrona after they served their purposes, which is why Khrona was willing to sacrifice those. The Green and Purple Duplicates, however, had a particular usefulness that gave Khrona an extended advantage over Zeik as long as they were present. Though the Green Crystal Khrona was still occupied, it did not stop serving its purpose as a storage tank and a siphon for Khrona so that his lost energy would be restored, and the Purple Crystal Khrona now served as an extra attacker, which already left Zeik with its latest technique dictated by the true Khrona.

All the while, the true Khrona, who still gathered energy into his arm, caused the scythe blade which was his left hand to grow gradually as it absorbed naten straight from the atmosphere and the Green Duplicate, readying Khrona for Zeik should he be able to break out of the 'Crystal Nightmare'... Or even, should he not.

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Re: An Open Invitation

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Tymon wrote:
Wed Jul 22, 2020 6:05 pm
*Ka-DOOM!!!*

There was impact. The two attacks from Khrona had done more than what Khrona initially intended, which was a bonus and a blessing to him. He was pleased to know that he could still match fists with the best of them, and that his mind was as sharp as ever. 'A Bit More Keen With My Insanity Under Control, Wouldn't You Say?' Khrona thought. The two attacks were extremely potent given their properties -- one piercing and the other bursting -- so the veil of naten around Zeik might not have been enough. The Crystal Gleam was meant to pierce through whilst the Crystal Bazooka was meant to explode outward, blowing away the naten after the piercing through.

Khrona was expecting a counterattack, but Zeik had taken purely to defense. Odd, but not completely farfetched. Khrona could only anticipate that this meant Zeik was going to release something more potent after taking the hits, for Khrona knew that this was only a warmup. He must have been getting a feel for Khrona's power, but Khrona was still in his First Restriction -- one out of thirteen. He dared not enter the Pentagram like this, for he knew that it could very well be a trap that, as soon as he was led into the feint of Zeik's getting hit, would he attempt to ensnare or attack Khrona using the still very much engraved seal upon the desert sands. Fortunately, though, Zeik had taken to the skies. However... That might prove to be not-so-fortunate at the same time.
-The gleam chiseled through his Auric veil like the high powered laser it was, softening his defenses for the bazooka’s inevitable collision. His flames attracted as much solar radiation as they could to protect him;but, the combination of piercing and kinetic forces bombarded the Astral king, leaving him at the epicenter of the kaboom.-
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Casting his Blue Moon up into the sky, Khrona continued to gather energy into his arm, which changed into the shape of a scythe gradually as he did so. Khrona gently, but briskly, floated up into the air, readying another setup for Zeik, since his Duplicates were still about. From the vantage point of the sky, Khrona could see the entire Acrix Desert with his own eyes rather than with the Remote Viewing of the Duplicates being used.
-The thunderous rumble of the explosions' tremendous yield came to a slow, gurgling, halt—while the tremors rippled across the desert, stirring all able bodied creatures to seek shelter. His flaming katana fell into the sands—landing at the edge of the pentagram below, still pulsing with the bright white hue of his aura. The clouds dispersed and revealed his bruised and unconscious body plummeting towards the ground below. His aura was completely gone and only a glint of origin vision remained lit in his eyes as he fell.
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Wed Jul 22, 2020 6:05 pm
‘Purple...' Khrona thought out again, the crystalline clone serving as the extra eyes suddenly appearing in the sky, but still in the same position it was in at the dunes, 'Go, Now.' Without hesitation, the Purple Crystal Khrona would utilize the naten that was released from the explosions of the attacks around Zeik to enable a "Crystal Nightmare," where the very reality of the realm altered to that of one of Khrona's manipulation. It would happen in a flash thanks to the lingering naten, and would look like a specific nightmare to Zeik that would lead him to his road to ruin. The sky became dark -- pitch black -- and there was an illumination in the area where the Hellgate Tribe called their home. Without so much as a second warning, there was a massive explosion of pure crystalline light that shot up from the sands underneath them, engulfing a large group of them where they'd gathered and wiping them clean out without any questions asked. This is what Zeik would see as the nightmarish reality swirled around him, tearing his beloved people straight from out of his heart before his very eyes.
He was asleep, the best possible outcome for what his body had just gone through. Khrona probably sensed his opponents vulnerability to telepath’s and their powerful prying eyes;however, origin vision prevented the astral king from being deceived. The blackened sky and the blood on the air, it was all too familiar to the fall of Arcturus, his greatest nightmare. The night the horsemen declared war and leveled the ancient city, humbled the king. Yet still it invigorated an unstoppable beast—he knew he was dreaming;but, what the mind sees and experiences is reality.

The realization of the lie wasn’t enough to shatter its grip over reality. No—that requires the loss of everything, the collapse of his family. The legacy they had built over centuries being razed to the ground, the thought of it was all it ever took—to wake him up.

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Meanwhile, back on the ground, a thought was sent out to the stationary 'Blue...' which would cause it to act on the ground whilst Khrona, in the sky, oversaw. It was tasked with taking out the troublesome Pentagram, which would be the bane of Khrona should he succumb to its powers, especially on accident. That much could not be allowed, even if it meant sacrificing the Blue Crystal Khrona in the process. Therefore, the Blue Crystal Khrona was instructed to harmonize with the Pentagram's wavelengths using the "Crystal Heaven," allowing it to create a synchronous reality that would match the properties of the Pentagram and have them join with the reality that was being made around it. The 'Crystal Heaven' had a special capability of bringing complete unification with what reality it blended with, and could then alter the reality as seen fit based on the harmonious energies shared between the reality and what was cast within. The Blue Crystal Khrona may have had to sacrifice itself for this technique to work, but disabling the Pentagram was paramount when it served as such a threat, as it always had. The Blue Crystal Khrona that harmonized with the Pentagram using the reality of the 'Crystal Heaven' would suddenly, after completely assimilating with it, shatter along with the reality that it created, hopefully taking the Pentagram with it as they were destroyed. This was the last purpose of the Blue Crystal Khrona, since Khrona already had the schematics of the desert well memorized in his head.
His eyes shot open and instinctively he whipped his body into a spin. Still diving head first, he release powerful rays of light, which shot from his eyes in the form of a thin, high powered laser—the likes of which should have made cube steaks outta the blue clone he wisped by. “Ruination.” He said softly, his eyes affixed onto the real khrona floating in the air, sending the remnants of his lethal gaze towards the real Khrona. He didn’t wait to see if he successfully destroyed the blue clone—he didn’t have the time. He crashed head first ‘into’ his pentagram, removing the circle from the sands upon ‘entrance,’ and vanished—gone, leaving behind only his Animus still resting in the sands pulsing with the white hue of his aura.
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Wed Jul 22, 2020 6:05 pm

All the while, the true Khrona, who still gathered energy into his arm, caused the scythe blade which was his left hand to grow gradually as it absorbed naten straight from the atmosphere and the Green Duplicate, readying Khrona for Zeik should he be able to break out of the 'Crystal Nightmare'... Or even, should he not.
-In the same flicker of time that he entered the pentagram, he exited the hellish lie or, Crystal Nightmare, Khrona aimed to distract him with and noticeably leaving his animus pulsing in the sands beneath them. A much smaller image of the pentagram appeared above the real Khrona’s body, leaving him but a moment to react to the lasers or His opponents shifting position. He exited the pentagram and continued the hand signs for Ruination.

“I can’t say for sure, but I think he was willing to sacrifice that clone. No way he anticipated it would survive tampering with my magicks , even if I were distracted by his Crystal nightmare.

I think I’m ready to strike the rest of the clones and the real Khrona;but, first….the incantation.


-His hands rapidly completing a series of mudra he created to connect to the Astral Plane.-

“Gaping Maw of the Void!”
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'Direct Hit...' Khrona thought as he watched the Astral King come crashing down from the skies. It seemed as though that the two well-planned strikes were enough to make him unconscious, but that served counterproductive to the use of the 'Crystal Nightmare'. Still, that was a reality and not a simple dream, so escape from it was not as easy as simple sight or foresight. The realm, itself, had to be destroyed, or the caster of such.

Unfortunately for Khrona, such was the case when it came to the 'Ruination', that of which cut through the Crystal Nightmare and toward both the Blue Crystal Khrona and the actual Khrona on the tail end. The Blue Crystal Khrona was already ready to be sacrificed by using the 'Crystal Heaven' to assimilate with the Pentagram and destroy it, but before complete assimilation could ensue, it had already been cut to pieces by the stray laser eye beam, thus breaking its hold over the Pentagram and also dispelling the Crystal Heaven in the process.

With another 'Crystal Gleam', Khrona fired a 'Crystal Beam' from his own eyes to match the sight of the Ruination coming from Zeik's, the two burning blasts bursting well before making contact with Khrona, himself, and causing an explosion midair that would cloud and provide him with extra naten. This would work out to his favor, he knew.

As Zeik exited the Crystal Nightmare completely by entering the Pentagram, it disappeared, giving Khrona some leeway as to where he could move now without being subject to any adverse effects that the Pentagram may have had on him if he were to be directly exposed to it. Still gathering energy into his scythe-arm, Khrona felt that Zeik had left this world and went elsewhere beyond it, leaving Khrona without any lock on the target. As of the moment, Khrona only had vision of the entire desert and the naten of the desert; nothing more than that. Zeik's departure of the desert sands saved him from the ever prying eyes of Khrona, who witnessed everything on this plane. Blind for but a moment, Khrona absorbed the lingering naten into his eyes and activated something reminiscent of his original 'Hyper Perception' from long ago, -- the 'Crystal Sight' -- which allowed him to view and review the very essence of whatever he was looking into at the time. This time, it would be Zeik's very DNA, since Khrona had gotten information on the makeup of the Hellgates' genes with his destroyed Red Duplicate. That served its purpose now when seeking to track Zeik through the Pentagram, though he and it were gone. It was Khrona's only saving grace from the next Pentagram that appeared overhead, which Khrona was able to predetermine and prepare for in just fractions of time before it appeared, as its energy was collecting above him.

A swift slash of the 'Crystal Reaper' -- the scythe that was his left hand -- would cleave the astral marking in twain the moment it appeared, slicing through its actual wavelengths and vibrations as it was being formed, disallowing completion and for the subsequent attack that would have come from it to be allowed to form. This, in turn, dispersed the energy that Khrona had been storing up for his 'Crystal Reaper' in the first place, returning his hand to normal.

Khrona crossed his arms, gazing at Zeik through the 'Crystal Sight' within his plane that the Pentagram placed him in. 'I Can Still See You...' Khrona thought dauntingly, whether Zeik could actually hear him or not from beyond this realm. '... That Technique You Are About To Use...' Khrona went on to think, '... Doesn't Look Like It Will Be Too Friendly.' A thoughtful chuckle. Still, Khrona was more than serious, and this time, he was going to have to express just how much so before the completion of the mudra came to their end. Khrona had mudra of his own that he used to complete certain techniques in the Veritas, and though his power was limited whilst he was here in Vescrutia, he hadn't forgotten what his own techniques back in his homeworld were. Over time, as Khrona remained in Vescrutia, he would be able to restore his power to what it was supposed to be... But right now, he was working with what he had, which was mostly a small filter from the Veritas into Vescrutia. The air of Vescrutia was thick with the essence of the Horsemen, which, even for Khrona, was difficult to completely bypass... Hence the strain on him and his capabilities that would normally be second nature to him. Otherwise, Khrona would be able to use his hundreds of techniques from the getgo.

Still, this was no time for such frivolous thoughts. The battle of the here-and-now was what was most important, and in the here-and-now, Khrona was about to be faced with a more powerful technique than the ones that had been released at him before. Therefore... It was finally time for him to become more powerful, himself, to prepare for such a thing before it could happen... Just in case it proved overwhelming to the Great Mind as it was on Vescrutia.

'I Commend You For Your Formidable Efforts,' Khrona thought as he extended his arm out toward his Purple Duplicate, 'But Now, It's Time To Show You What The Power Of My Soul Is Like. If You Haven't Forgotten About It From All Such Time Ago.' Khrona withdrew the power of the Purple Crystal Khrona into himself again whilst also absorbing a GREAT deal of the naten that the Green Crystal Khrona provided for him as his extra storage tank and began to glow with a violently bright light once again, the Blue Moon from before orbiting his body viciously. 'Behold, The Power Of My Soul... The Second Restriction; Poltergeist, The Restriction Of Soul!' The sound of a crack could be heard before finally, a powerful break that released Khrona's once stiff and cocooned legs from their prison, only for him to be engulfed by a bright and foreboding light. It lasted for only but a moment before dying down with his entire body aglow AS the light ITSELF. There was, like the Blue Moon, a second moon -- Red -- floating near his head as the Blue Moon came to a slow parallel to it, the dual moons then orbiting around Khrona's crystal body of light as it maintained its form. It was mostly ambiguous, but its definition came from the outline of itself, which was in the shape of a crystallized man, eyes hollow and crystal, able to be seen literally clearly through the light. Khrona's crystalline hair stood on end during the transformation, but fell over his glowing face once again as it had been before when he was in his original form. Now, instead of a sleeping mind, he was a pure soul; that which was at harmony with all wavelengths around him, which made up his body of light. That light eventually disappeared and became invisible, the body becoming transparent and leaving only the translucent crystal outline and glowing bright eyes to be seen hovering in midair. His form was hard to make out like this, but it was definitely still clear, despite it being clear.

'Zeik,' the Crystal Godsoul, as he called himself, called out on the vibrations of the atmosphere, 'Let Me Remind You Now... Of The Wavelength Of My Soul!'

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Re: An Open Invitation

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Tymon wrote:
Thu Jul 23, 2020 6:06 am
'A swift slash of the 'Crystal Reaper' -- the scythe that was his left hand -- would cleave the astral marking in twain the moment it appeared, slicing through its actual wavelengths and vibrations as it was being formed, disallowing completion and for the subsequent attack that would have come from it to be allowed to form. This, in turn, dispersed the energy that Khrona had been storing up for his 'Crystal Reaper' in the first place, returning his hand to normal.
Zeik: "Hmph, I hadn't quite expected that."

He said from within the pentagram that khrona, temporarily stuck him in. "He cant hear us while we're in here--Diedren, wake up."

-A deep, gutural voice echoed in Zeiks heart as he knocked on the proverbial door of his Pact beast. It was a familiar experience for members of the path of Hearts, those capable of connecting to their spiritual presence.-

Diedren: It was no mere reflex that put such a halt to our spell. Your opponet shattered the mystic circle before it could fully manifest--effectively countering the spell. It should've been impossible to predict the exact timing."


Zeik:"He must be using hyper perception, that bastard. I had him.

Diedren:Hmph...past tense, Hellgate.

-They could feel the rumbling thud of khrona's peering eyes, but they lacked the perceptional prowess needed to interpret the communication.-

Zeik:"Even from within this space, he's trying to talk to me...it's causing distortions within this realm. We shouldn't stay here much longer."

Diedren:Did you seek my company or my strength?

Zeik:Khrona woudlnt have stuffed my technique if he hadn't sensed he wasn't prepaired for it, so....I'm sure he wouldn't leave himself vulnerable a second time, so...yes, I'll be needing your strength.

Diedren:hmph, you could have just said you were struggling, Hellgate.

Zeik:...We--We are in a struggle.

Diedren:agreed. Then....let me out.

-Without a moment's hesitation he clasped his hands together and began gathering naten, his Aura returning to it's previous blinding glory,completely drowning the blacken void in his presence. A large draconic creature could be seen pacing within the white sea of his flames, towering over the Astral King--contained only by the immense presence Zeiks aura created. The Diedren learned down to Zeiks level and looked him in the eye, narrowing his almond shaped pupil to a slit.-

Diedren: You're summoning me as a familiar? This isn't what I meant when I said release me, bring me into--

Zeik:"Stop! You're distracting me."

He said sharply, cutting the Diedren off mid sentence--his hands still tightly clasped to one another. He activated one master seal , binding the circle to the physical realm with a drop of blood that he offered from his lip. The master seal formed just beneath his palm, pulsing with the same white hue as his Aura. "We're leaving." He said as his hands gripped the circle, triggering a near endless series of portals on Vescrutia-- encircling the the battlefield where the real khrona patiently waited.

He stepped through the master seal, closing it on his way out and emerged on vescrutia plane--floating in the air, with his eyes closed and his legs folded into the lotus position. His pact beast, visibly seen gesturing to Khrona with his hand. The diedren was still bound to Zeiks Aura, his massive stature towering into the heavens--standing on the Astral Kings aura as a medium.

Behind them both where countless floating pentagrams, each charging up naten to cast ruination.

“Gaping Maw of the Void!”

- He said, this time with a thunderous and guttural roar--the likes of which screeched across the vast plains of the Acrix , bending the fabric of spacetime, visibly leaving lacerations on the heavens. "Gaping maw of the void" he repeated, releasing the same tumultuous uproar. Each mighty bellow resonating with the pulsing pentagrams cluttering the sky.-
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Re: An Open Invitation

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As the battle raged on between Zeik and Khrona, Khrona had taken on his 'Second Restriction' form -- that which was a pure Soul. A master of wavelengths and vibrations even before his ascension, the hollow apparition that was Khrona Tensei could visibly see Zeik's conversation in the form of vibrations as he made it. With careful translation from light into sound at a very swift pace, Khrona began to comprehend the words exchanged between Zeik and his dragon. This did nothing for Khrona, however, except allow him to understand their relationship between each other better. That was only helpful to some degree. It wasn't until Khrona laid eyes on the naten that was being released from the seal Zeik created that he noticed what was about to happen, and using his 'Crystal Sight', his 'Hyper Perception' could allow him to foresee the events that were about to transpire to a certain degree.

Before the appearance of Zeik and the dragon, many Pentagrams formed in the area, almost as if to spite Khrona's previous hacking through the last one. Khrona narrowed his glowing crystal eyes. Though it would seem that he did this out of mutual spite, it was actually so that he could decipher which of the Pentagrams was going to release energy first that he had done this. They all SEEMED simultaneous, but there were distortions in the fabric of spacetime, which meant there would also be lag between the release of the techniques. That was how Khrona calculated his response, which was going to be more than complex, despite how simple it would seem initially.

'I See We're No Longer Playing Children's Games,' Khrona emanated with a hearty chuckle, those being the only words able to escape his being before the tears in spacetime were formed from the technique of Zeik and his dragon. Though it was initially hazardous for Khrona to be exposed, it was substantially beneficial in the long run when he remembered that his own specialty lied in reality warping -- something that was easier to do when the structure of reality was weakened. It was good for Khrona that Zeik's technique had done this.

Without much of a hint of a notice, Khrona darted off as a beam of flickering light to the weakest point of the field, leaving behind him a string of reality that was his own -- the 'Crystal Heaven', as he'd used before. This reality warping technique assimilated the realities of his own and the target reality together in harmony instead of discord, thus allowing them to blend with ease and become whatever Khrona should so desire. Without stopping, Khrona seemingly bounced from the weakest point of the reality rips to the next, leaving a streaming trail of the Crystal Heaven reality behind him along the way. He moved fast enough where he could avoid being hit by a blast from the Pentagrams that were ready to fire off first and would hit the fastest all the way to the ones that would release and hit the slowest. Bouncing from point to point around the Hellgate and his monstrous dragon, Khrona, in little to no time at all, created a web of his own reality that both stitched and held together the reality that was being torn into by Zeik and also bound he and his dragon to their spot with the innumerable strings of reality serving as the trails that streaked from his form.

Thanks to the Green Crystal Khrona, -- which was still active after the other three were destroyed -- Khrona was capable of using his techniques relatively immediately because of always having a clone charging up for him, which made what he was doing at the speed of the highest vibration possible so devastating. The laced up realm about to be ripped through by countless Pentagrams would be reinforced and made ready to absorb Zeik and the dragon into it. With a final 'Crystal Heaven!' emanating from every fiber of netting that was Khrona's light being, the vibration of the words would release a pulse that consumed the land in an alternate reality of Khrona's control, essentially aiming to swallow Zeik and his dragon up from the inside and also leave the Pentagrams without a master to call upon their power, since Zeik would have been in a different realm entirely, cut off from the realm where his Pentagrams were set up. Hopefully his being captured by this would also dispel the Pentagrams rather than just leave them without their master, but Khrona could only do so much at a time. Whether or not Zeik was within this realm, Khrona WAS the entire thing, and it stretched out just as far and high as the Pentagrams. Whatever their bounds were was what the ends of this Crystal Heaven would be. The eyes of Khrona opened up within this reality -- which took the form of a beauteous paradise -- as his two moons of Blue and Red, gazing through the interior and out to the exterior simultaneously. Though he could see literally everywhere throughout the entire reality because his body had BECOME the reality, the focal point of his eyesight came to the point of the twin moons for a reason... Whether or not that was understood quite yet.

Now, it was time to see what became of Zeik.

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"You've opened." He said with a solemn tone, still floating in the air and surrounded by his mystical circles. The Diedren paced about within his aura, glaring over the battlefield carefully since origin vision wasn't active. He observed as Khrona made a desperate and foolish attempt to take control of the situation, springing from tear to tear as a flicker of light, leaving a trail of crystal heaven behind him.

The cracks created in the space time weren't weak points Khrona could seize control of, nor was zeik vulnerable to being absorbed into an alternative dimension. He'd rightfully bound himself to vescrutia when he used his own blood in the master seal,preventing him from distortion
Zeik wrote:
Wed Jul 29, 2020 11:23 pm
He activated one master seal , binding the circle to the physical realm with a drop of blood that he offered from his lip
and anchored himself specify to the Acrix desert with his Animus-- bolstering hus physical and spiritual teether to his homeland.
Zeik wrote:
Thu Jul 23, 2020 2:11 am
His flaming katana fell into the sands—landing at the edge of the pentagram below, still pulsing with the bright white hue of his aura.
These steps bound the Hellgate precisely to this moment in time, making the tug of the crystal heaven's alternative dimension all but mute as the roots of his Spellcraft were so deeply engrained in his home reality.
Zeik wrote:
Thu Jul 23, 2020 2:11 am
noticeably leaving his animus pulsing in the sands beneath them

"Yourself."

He continued his mudra unhalted by Khronas attempts at dismantling his spellcraft. And made no attempt at tempering his opponents arrogance. The webs khrona weaved, were those of his own demise.
Tymon wrote:
Thu Jul 30, 2020 9:33 am
As Whether or not Zeik was within this realm, Khrona WAS the entire thing, and it stretched out just as far and high as the Pentagrams. Whatever their bounds were was what the ends of this Crystal Heaven would be.
'Too Ruin.'

The archaic makaian script written on the pentagrams' innermost circle pulsed abright white before seemingly dissolving into the air and the ground around khrona's web. This was followed by a large black tear appearing over the alternative reality web that Khrona had become. Sound was the first to go as the rift opened over the hallowed land and hope followed in kind--as both flesh and light were summoned by the unmistakable presence of cosmic tidal forces. The pentagrams spiraled around the surrounding perimeter, increasing their rotation speed in response to the increase in gravitational forces --protecting the planet from the near immeasurable power of celestial gravity and ensnaring Khrona, the alternative reality web, at the epicenter of the gaping maw. Leaving him nowhere to run except deeper into himself, which was tragically bound...to ruin.

"Sadly, this is the end of the road for you." Boasted the Diedren. "Your terrorism and parasitic exsistence is here by BANished back to its origins." Bellowed the dragon, resting his oversized paw on Zeiks shoulder who remained in the lotus position "Breaking the binding laws of that circle are futile and that hollow land of dreams you call a reality will soon be completely ripped from this world, never to return."

All but unaware of his Pact beast's monologue, he remained in deep meditation--chanting in a dead tongue,"Protect those who aren't my enemy," endlessly. Soon after his body flickered, seemingly fading in and out of existence and exited the hotzone, appearing beside his Animus in the ground below.
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