IC The Gauntlet

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  1. Randoms

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    You and the strangers around you look at the statue resting against the wall, sounds echoing as dust and debris rains from the statue. Cracks grow across the surface of the statue, smaller bits falling off as it continues to mildly shake. Some of the strangers around you back up slightly as fear fills their eyes. Some of the others hold their ground as they anticipate what comes next. You are not sure where you stand in this, but you continue to watch the statue as it begins to move. The statue stands up off its throne, its movement causing large pieces of the stone to fall off its body crashing into the ground. Huge clouds of dust fills the side of the room submerging the giant within the veil.

    The ground shakes. With one step, the giant statue steps out of the cloud of dust. Most of the stone shell has fallen off revealing metal armor of a dull blue, trimmed in tarnished gold. Its head remains incased in stone as does its right shoulder and lower left leg. Within both hands it holds it's large sword the pointed tip only inches off the ground. The giant then slowly raises its sword over its head. Despite never having said a word, you know that what is to come. The strangers around you seem prepared for the inevitable battle. Noticing your own armaments, you prepare yourself as well. Why you were brought here or how is no longer reelvant at this moment, now its to just survive a battle with the behemoth.

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    The giant king stood tall above the few warriors that laid upon the ground burried in the cloud of dust his swing had caused upon colliding with the ground. As the veil faded, settling back down to the floor, the bodies of the warriors scattered around the crater the giant king's sword struck. Just barely did he miss, the warriors barely dodging his strike. Who these warriors were he did not care, but in his lair they were and a challenge was called.

    Taking his sword in both his hands, the giant king raised his sword once again, holding it close to his chest, the blade facing upward. Shifting his weight and sliding his foot across the ground, he took a downward sweep at the ground below. The tip of the sword struck the ground releasing a loud clang upon impact. The sword moved from the giants right to his left carving a ragged ditch into the ground. Those who were unable to stand and run in time were crushed as the sword continued along its path. When its sweep was through, the sword was rose back into the air, taking with it several stone bits that were once a part of the floor.

    Dust and debris flew in any which way partially skewing the view of the warriors below, but that did not stop them from fighting back. In an effort to prevent their charge or escape, the giant king brought the sword back down for another sweep this time from his left to right. He released the sword from his left hand, swinging it back with his right. As a result, the sword did not dig into the ground all that much, but that did not remove any of the power the sword contained.

    With both towering height and incredible reach with his sword, the giant king stood as a formidible foe before the warriors. Both strategy and skill will be required to take down this behemoth.
     
  2. Yajuu_Kikuishi

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    “Get up or die, big man!” A feminine voice said.

    Azam groaned inwardly, at least he hoped it was inwardly, as it felt like he had been in a non-stop fight for the last couple of hours and had only now decided to rest. He knew this wasn’t right though, he’d remember if he’d been in a fight. If he’d had a choice, he would have probably just continued laying there for another couple of hours but as he glanced upwards he noticed what appeared to be a giant swinging a matching sword in his direction.

    Now fully awake, and with more dexterity then his bulky body suggested, Azam jumped to his feet and just managed to leap out of the way as the tip of a giant sword crashed into the ground where he had been lying moments before. He looked up with disbelief, no-one could be that big, surely. But it appeared the giant in hand didn’t care about what could and what couldn’t be as he brought his sword up to his body, clearly ready to attack.

    “Nice move.” The same voice from before said and Azam glanced across to a red-headed woman with a bow in hand. It was at this point he realised his own spear was clutched tightly in his hand and after a quick check he confirmed his short spears were also full and ready for a fight. Continuing to look around, Azam saw they were not the only ones confronting the giant; a number of individuals were facing off and an equal number of bodies spoke of people to slow to move.

    The giant’s sword came down in a left-to-right arc, carving a deep gouge into the ground and Azam took a couple of back steps to avoid the blow but receive a cloud of dust to the face for the effort. He only survived the second sword swing by chance as it passed in front of him, sending him sprawling to the floor.

    “How the hell am I meant to fight something so big!” Azam exclaimed, looking up through the dust to the giant’s face.

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    “By not complaining about it!” Jo said in reply to the bare-chested spear wielder, a laugh on her lips.

    She had quickly given up on wondering how she had made it to this location, especially when what had apparently been a statute decided to get up a start a fight. She was quick enough to dodge the blows, even if other people had not been so lucky, but she also knew she would need back up to defeat the giant and the spear wielder looked fairly competent.

    “I’m Jo by the way.” She said as she stood next to the man and nocked an arrow from the left-most quiver of the trio on the back of her waist; a wooden shaft with white fletching and a steel tip of smooth metal. She didn’t try and loose it yet as the last three she had sent had simply bounced off the giant’s impressive looking armour.

    “Azam.” The man said as he pulled himself to his feet and spun his spear around him for a second before clutching it in his left hand.

    “Nice to meet you Azam, any ideas?” Jo said as she kept an eye out for any other warriors on their side that might prove useful.

    “Hit him till he falls over?” Azam said with a grin.

    Jo sighed and grinned back. “A fine tactic; have fun trying to get close enough to use it.” An idea coming to mind, she suddenly drew her arrow to her cheek and loosed it in one smooth motion. It seemed to be flying directly towards the giant’s hand that was currently holding his sword; specifically the knuckle of his middle finger.
     
  3. LilithVonBoch

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    Opening her eyes in the mist of darkness, Kaira was laying down on the ground, armed to the teeth for any situations, which never meant anything good for her. She sat up with a sore back due to the uneven ground and that her body slept on a giant slab of iron, and her sword belts were not attatched to her waist. Strapping her belts on as she began to stand up, examinating the dark room around her, she could see shadows of other beings and considering the noise they made, it all sounded human. Putting her foot under the hilt and sliding it on the back of the blade, she lifted it within arm's reach as she grabbed it with both of her hands, swinging it's back over on her shoulder while holding it at the edge of the hilt with her right hand.

    Glancing at the room, she noticed a bigger shadow, a throne sitting on the wall, ruled by a statue of a king armored and armed of a sword just as big as him, somewhat reminding him of herself. Silence still reigned, until she heard the same startling noise from earlier, someone coughing, she was staring right at the source. A chill went down her spine, was it hostile, neutral or ally? Humans didn't scare her, but giants weren't her typical encounter. Starting to control her breath, it was soon cut with the statue slowly standing as it fell appart, clouding itself in a mist of dust. It soon walked out, holding it's sword poiting at the ground, slowly raising it in the air. The aura, the pressure from it's invisible eyes, this was no monster, but more of a defender, or so she thought for now, she was up for a good challenge. It did not wait for any of the current beings to prepare as it rose it's sword, quickly striking down at them, shattering the ground and pushing the dust away. Being just far enough, Kaira only had to keep herself steady from the quakes created by the now armored statue.

    "Great." Thought Kaira as the unmaned device brought it's sword back at his chest only having its head, an arm and a leg stuck in stone, ready to engage who ever had enough spirit to fight. Kneeling down and placing the middle of her left hand on her face she was quickly engulged, Illuminated by a brown circle on her hand as she softly but quickly spoke to herself.

    "May the Earth turn my strength into roots of power and my bones into crystal stones." She incanted, changing her muscles to be stronger, her bones more resiliant and her poise heavier. Keeping ber ground as the shockwave reached her, she had to move as she remained at it sword's reach and at a nice range. A second too late, the armored foe swung it's sword with a horizontal strike, trailing the tip of it's sword on the ground. A back dodge wouldn't be fast enough to dodge, but she had time to jump. Launching herself over the blade, it barely scratched the surface of her boots, but the devasting swing did not stop as it swooped a vast majority of warriors, killing a majority of them as they were gutted in half with stones from the ground being thrown from the tip of the blade. One was injured to his right foot, loosing it in this current battle, he began to try and crawl away from the metal tower. Being unable to react in time frustrated Kaira, protecting being her usual objectives, it was dent in her honor to let these men fall. Landing on her feet, she turned her attention directly at the enemy, still holding it's swing back, it was going down for another round. With a few more managing to get out of it's range, only one couldn't manage to get out beside the fallens and standing there was out of the question. Dashing towards the wounded man with the adrenaline rushing down her veins, it was a feeling she had long forgotten and it made her feel real and alive. Jumping over the injured, Kaira stroke her greatsword into the ground with a tilted angle towards her. Placing both her forearms on the back of the blade in a cross position, she took a stance to hold and it paid as the giant swung, barely lifting it's sword to avoid slicing the ground, it passed over her sword as it slided across it, sparkling down her face as the sword bent down digging out more stone.

    As it pushed her back, leaving a trace of her stand while even knocking the hood of her cloak back; revealing her white hair as it flew with the pressure. Barely stopping infront of her target, she pushed her sword back while grabbing the human beside her witg what ever belt the it had, tossing the human in the direction of others.

    "Patch this one up, you others figure this thing out, warriors distract and test it with me." She screamed, grabbing her sword while moving closer to their foe. Taking a fighting stance, she held her greatsword with both hands and towards the creature. Staring down it's stone eyes, Kaira controlled her breath and examined every part, every movement it did, she had to be careful with her next move. Jumping above it again was out of the question, but she could fake it with a lower dash under the swing, if it swung the same it did that was. It was extremely strong, but she hadn't determined it's strength yet, she had to clash with it, this answer could change the entire fight, but that was both ways. She could clash, get crushed or simply die. Keeping her focus infront to maintain the strength of her power, the pressure was already heavy on her shoulders, not many seemed to be worthy warriors to aid her for now.
     
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    Colliding with a surprsing sturdy force, the giant's sword bounced from its path raising it high enough above the heads of the remaining warriors who were in the blade's path. This sudden change in direction also caused the attacks of several warriors to miss their marks as well, one particular arrow aimed towards the gap between the plates of his gauntlet to instead strike off the main plate guarding his hand. Only momentarily distracted, the giant soon took a step back as he regained his sword in both his hands. At this moment, those who were injured removed themselves as far they could from the battle, taking with them those who could not move on their own. Some of the uninjured left to tend to them as those who remained kept the giant busy.

    The giant raised his sword over head again, this time at an angle sending it down at the thing that deflected his previous attack. Despite his large size, the blade flew quickly with enough power to flatten even strongest of metals. Before the blade could land however, an explosion of fire struck the side of the blade causing it swing wildlty to the side, knocking the sword out of the giant's left hand, leaving the blade to crash into the ground far from the warriors even far to the giant's right. Despite this, the giant retained a grip on his sword using his right hand. While the sword's tip was burried in the ground, the giant king changed his hand on the sword so he was holding it blade down. Grabbing it in both hands once again, he raised the sword with it's blade pointed at the largest collection of warriors. With swift movement, he sent the blade straight into the ground, sending out a shockwave of emmense power. The warriors were flown back several meters a the giant pulled his sword back from the ground, correcting the blade within his hands, holding it straight up once again.

    With once step forward, the giant let the sword swing downward once again in an attack very similar to the first one he used when the encounter started. With the warriors scrambling to regain their footing, the giant's attack was much more effective this time around, crushing another collection of the warriors. However, the more seasoned, the more expirienced warriors had started to show signs of awareness to his attack and avoided it unharmed. While few, there was no lack of moral in their aura. They were ready to continue the fight and to win the battle against this giant.

    "Well, gentlemen and ladies, I think that's been enough slaughter now, don't you think?" spoke one of the warriors. A taller man wearing simple leather armor and a coat, he held in his hand a dark long bow. "I'm sure we have more than enough power to bring down this ancient stone ancestor." The stranger pulled the bowstring back. In doing so, an arrow seemingly made out of energy formed from thin air perfectly position within the bow. Releasing the arrow, it flew straight into the giant's head while it's sword remained in the ground. An explosion similar to that from before from when the giant's sword changed directions engulfed the giant. Releasing the word entirely, the giant took a step as it reeled backwards from the strike. Using this as an oprotunity, other warriors followed suit, bringing their own weapons up for battle. The giant may have size and power, but he was not unbeatable.
     
  5. Yajuu_Kikuishi

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    With the giant warrior somewhat sated thanks to some crazy woman and her own giant sword, Azam shook his head at his own lack of helpfulness. Jo stood next to him still, glaring at the archer who had disarmed their opponent. Azam guessed she was also still annoyed her arrow from earlier had missed its mark thanks to the sword-woman interrupting. Before he could say anything to her, Jo switched bow hands and strode over to stand next to the other archer. Azam turned his gaze away from her and instead focused on the giant.

    The long spear in his hand wasn’t going to do much at the moment; the most he could do would probably chip away at the giant’s stone leg. This line of thought gave Azam an idea as he slipped the spear into strap on the outside of his spear quiver and pulled two golden tipped spears out instead. Normally he saved these for throwing but with Jo and this other Archer person, he figured they had the range sorted. Instead, Azam dashed forward with his surprising speed, aiming for the giant’s leg that was covered in stone; the one now further forward since the giant had taken a step back.

    When he was within range, Azam cried out and leapt into the air with as much strength as he could muster. The giant’s stone leg loomed like a wall but as Azam was about to slam into it, he raised his two short-spears above his head and drove them tip first into the stone. Azam didn’t know if the giant could feel anything but that wasn’t his plan as he pulled one free and pierced it back in at a higher position; altering the spears allowed him to climb upwards.

    The plan he had concocted in his head was simple; climb all the way up and stab the giant where it hurts any creature. Right in the eyes.

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    Jo left Azam where he stood and stalked over to the magical archer who had disarmed the one before them. She didn’t like other archers, especially ones who clearly used magic. She had come up with her magical archery by herself and to find that other people used similar means irked her. However, she smiled as she came to a stop next to the archer. Jo didn’t bother looking at him since it would mean having to look up.

    “Nice shot, bet I can do better.” With her bow now in her left hand, Jo reached to her back and pulled an arrow from one of the right-facing quivers.

    The arrow looked to be made of the same wood as the other quiver except tiny imperceptible words had been written down the length of it. The fletching were dark red and the metal tip was shaped like an inverted ‘Y’ with more tiny writing over it. As she nocked it to her bow, the writings lit up with red energy and when she lifted her bow and levelled the point towards the giant, the energy began pulsing. Waiting no more than a second, she loosed the arrow with a flash of red light.

    While in flight, two lines of red energy leaked off the arms of the arrow head and the arrow suddenly began rotating. The faster it rotated, the longer the lines became until it formed a screw-point larger than the arrow itself. A second longer and the arrow would make contact with the giant’s chest and the arrow wouldn’t stop for just that.
     
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    With the one-eyed warrior staring down the giant foe in front of her, it immediatly went for an attack aimed right at her. Nearly after it begun it's swing, an explosion hit thr side of it's blade, violently knocking it in the ground. Either magic or a magical weapon, Kaira only had a glimps of what it was, furthermore the ghost armor had picked it's sword back up, still ready for more. Raising it's sword, it smashed into the ground, sending shockwaves as the white wolf jumped away to safety, barely managing to not get crushed herself.

    Examinating the giant, it was repeating the same moves, making it far easier to predict. As it was in it's smashing fury, another shot came, knocking him back off as it struck him. Many warriors who were still standing rushed the creature, with one stabbing it in the leg with his spears, giving Kaira a window she would intrude. Bolting towards her enemy's stone leg with her greatsword leaning on her right shoulder, still holding it with two hands, the female barbarian jumped over him, landing on his newly made single stair. Mustering some of her strength in her legs, Kaira torqued her sword behind her right side, filling herself with hatred and anger towards this unknown enemy, she leaped into the air. Giving herself an arc that would take her a few steps away from her foe, she quickly reached head level, following with a 360 degree spin attack with her sword aiming for it's neck, screaming her lungs out as she attempted to cut it.

    Rolling in the rubble with her voice echoing in the cave, Kaira slowly regained her ground and head as she knocked it around a few rocks, dazzing her for a short moment and dropping her greatsword as she crashed. Shaking it off, she quickly dashed away, turning around to face her foe once more. Placing her right hand over the hilt of her the katana on her left side, she did the same with her other hand, slowly bending frontwards, ready to draw for battle once more.
     
  7. Randoms

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    The taller archer took a quick glance towards the woman who now stood next to him. He could tell imediately that she was also skilled with the bow. Given her response to his previous attack she was also either jealous or felt his presence was a challenge. Whichever the case, she seemed eager to show off her own power.

    "Oh, is that a challange?" responsed the tall archer, "by all means, lets see." He took a small step back to give Jo the room she needed to attack. Noticing she used physical arrows, it became apparant that they were not ordinary. With great precision, she let the arrow fly creating a red corkscrew that soon colloided with the chest of the giant. With sparks of magical energy, the arrow struck the center of the giant's breastplate.

    "Hmm" pondered the tall archer, as his face went from ammused to perplexed. From what he observed the arrow looked as though it should have penetrated the giant's armor. What happened instead was the arrow struck the giant's armor only to spin in place until it eventually stopped spinning, falling to the ground below. To make matters worse, the armor looked to be unmarked.

    "His armor is tough."

    "Not tough enough!" shouted another, "look, his leg isn't impervious!" One of the warriors had made contact with the giants leg, using his spears as anchors to climp up the giant's leg. The stone was strong, holding itself well as Azam climbed. Using this as a step the sturdy force from before, Kaira, lept off of the giants leg gaining incredible height even to the giant's head. The force of her jump was just strong enough it broke a small piece of the giant's stone leg, loosing the grip of one of Azam's spears causing it to fall out of its hold. The damage also spidered down to the second spear releasing a few more stone flakes, and making the second spear less sturdy as well. Not aware of the consequence of her jump, kaira sent a powerful swing to the giants neck. With a spin through the air, she managed to deliver a powerful blow digging deeply into the giant's stone neck.

    The giant, despite these attacks, didn't seem terribly affected as he regained his balance and reclaimed his sword. Removing it from the ground, the giant brought his sword close to his chest, holding it within both hands, pointed towards the room's ceiling. While breif, this reset of poise gave the warriors a moment to realize that kaira's and to a lesser extent, Azam's actions had a visable effect. The small bits of stone that fell from Azam's climbing path, and the large gash created from Kaira's slash had revealed the giant underneath the armor. Black, sickly looking flesh could be barely made out through the cragged gaps of stone. Cracks had begun to build around these vulnerabilities threatening to make the holes in the giant's stone armor wider. The giant showed little concern for these gashes as he once again sent his sword into a right to left sweep at the ground below him, creating another deep trench into the ground.
     
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    As Azam climbed, and without warning, the female who wielded a sword as large as she appeared at his shoulder and used his higher placed spear to force herself upwards. Azam cried out in anger, he wasn’t a stepping stone for others to use to kill this giant. However, the girl’s attack went unnoticed to Azam as he realised the stone beneath his spears had started to crack. Before he could move it, a chunk of stone fell away and Azam’s higher placed spear dropped out of its hold and he had to grip tightly with his other hand to prevent himself falling back to the floor completely.

    The jerk of his heavy body caused the cracks from the first hole to skitter down to Azam’s second spear. This time, he reacted quicker and rammed his second spear away from the crack, giving himself a better hold. This move came just in time as the first spear simply fell away from its hold and Azam had to stop himself from swinging away by planting his feet against the stone leg. It was at this point that Azam looked up and was about to continue when a shout from one of the other warriors drew his attention.

    He glanced back towards where his spears had been forced out and saw that the stone had completely gone in a small segment and revealed a fleshy black substance. Azam came to the conclusion that this was the giant beneath the armour and couldn’t help but smile. Flesh was something he could injure, and once the injuries started, it was a short hop to the kill.

    So after checking his second spear was fully in and could support his weight, Azam pulled his first spear free and with a cry of triumph drove it into the sickly, black flesh.

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    Jo’s smile faltered as her spinning arrow collided with the giant’s armour but failed to penetrate it before running out of energy and becoming a tiny wooden arrow again to drop to the floor. She had fired similar arrows through castle walls before without a hitch but to think it did nothing at all to this fellow’s armour was nearly impossible to believe. The magical archer next to her commented that his armour was tough and Jo looked at him with a crooked eyebrow.

    “So it is.” She muttered as she switched her bow hand again and drew one of her simple arrows, nocking it quickly but not drawing. So going through the armour was a no go, that meant she would have to revert back to her original plan and aim for the joints and gaps in the plate.

    As she was thinking this, some of the others shouted comments about two of the warriors who were attacking the giant head on. Some of the stone parts of the giants armour and fallen away and revealed a sickly, black substance that Jo took to be the giant’s body beneath his armour. Even as she watched, Azam cried out and aimed one of his golden-tipped spears towards the fleshy part near him. With that taken care of, Jo turned her attention to the flesh revealed at the giant’s neck where the girl had opened up a gash with her gigantic sword.

    The giant attacked again, still with his easy to read back and forth swipe, but Jo didn’t have to move since she had remained out of range with the other archer. As the giant’s sword moved through its second arc, Jo pulled two more arrows from her normal quiver and nocked them into her bow before drawing the triple shot to her cheek. Her miss from earlier still irked her so she made sure she wouldn’t miss this time.

    Waiting for the second where the giant completed his second swing and came to a stop but before he reset his poise, Jo loosed her arrows in one smooth motion. The centre arrow flew straight and true at where the flesh of the giant’s neck stood right at that moment; the other two arrows flew at slight angles to the left and right in preparation for if the giant tried to dodge, or another of the warriors interfered and forcibly moved him out of the path of her centre arrow.
     
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    Jumping back to dodge the giant's swing, Kaira was not impressed any longer. It had gotten sloppy and slow the moment you observed his move for a few seconds. Letting a small sigh leave her mouth, it's only weakness so far were his neck and leg, making this fight even more obnoxious. Out of the sword's range, Kaira closed her eyes, taking a deep breath as she concentrated her mind.

    ''Swift as the air and light as the wind, turn my weight into dust.'' The air slowly rose and gently spun around her, as if it followed her flow. Enchanting herself with the element of the wind, she let the others do their things before Kaira engaged, she had to plan her attack. Observing her foe's neck, it was exposed and ready to bleed, just asking for her to dig her sword in it. Putting her right hand on the hilt on her katana on the left side, she drew her Teeth, revealing the red writing, emitting a small red light, glowing with the red edge blade.

    Starting a sprint, dashing faster than human speed, Kaira launched herself into the air once again using some of the rocks from the newly made trench, this time less higher, but with her goal still within reach. Grabbing the top part of the chest piece, placing her fingers inside the armor, Kaira rose her sword, placing it at the horizontal, stabbing it inside the neck.

    ''Either you are really weak, or were made weak on purpose to find the real Warriors within the group that was brought, but you might want to step it up. Power is nothing without the speed to help it out in battle.'' She said to the unknown creature, waving her sword inside the open wound. She desired to taunt this Giant, was it living, a machine, some sort of higher being? It wouldn't bring so many useful combatants in one room for no reason.
     
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    Whether it was because of the duration of the battle or the result of the giant weeding out the weaker warriors, the giant's attacks had become less effective and more predictable. His sweep at the enemies below did little more than simply dig another trench into the ground. This attack was so ineffective this time around that several of the warriors had played around it and charged the giant exploiting his new found vulnerabilities.

    One of such warriors was already attached to the leg of the giant. Drawing upon his strength with a mighty yell, Azam plunged his spear into the small opening between the stone fragments. Almost immediately, Azam's spear and arm were covered in a viscous black pus that assaulted his nose with a foul smell worse than rotting flesh. Following this the giant buckled under its own weight staggering fowrard. Before the giant fell completely, it dug its sword into the ground, using it as a crutch while it regained its balance. The sudden change in position also shook Azam off, removing him from the giant's leg. Despite being such a small wound in comparison to the size of the giant, it was now clear that the giant had little tolerance to pain.

    Before the giant could recover from his poor stance, it was struck again, this time near its neck by the far left arrow from Jo's position. While it could barely be made out from the ground below, the arrow cleanly pierced the giant's skickly flesh being swallowed in black pus. This strike caused a similar reaction from the giant. Moving his left hand from his sword, it placed it over his neck, protecting the damage with his mighty gauntlet.

    With his gauntlet in place, the giant stood back up straight. Releasing its sword, the Giant reached down and grabbed a handful of the loose rubble that riddled the ground. With a forceful grip, the giant pressed the debris over the gap on its leg. While not really adhesive, it was effective enough at covering the cragged space closing the vulnerability.

    Back at full height, the giant removed its hand from its neck and retrieved its sword back from the ground. Using this operatunity, Kaira jumped up once again with a new blade in hand. She again reached the giants head, and gripped the stone ledge that overlaid the gap from between the giant's head and chestplate. With a downward plunge, Kaira easily penetrated the giant's now unprotected neck with her sword. While no outward sign was expressed from the giant, it somehow gave off an aura of both understanding and animosity toward Kaira.

    The blow again to the giant covered Kaira's sword with black pus and a foul stench. With more vigour than the giant showed prior it reached towards Kaira with the intent to grab her and throw her off its body. Whether it succeeded at grabbing her did not matter because at least Kaira was no longer hanging on the Giant's neck. The atmosphere in the room changed drastically as the Giant raised his sword. Suddenly, the giant sent the sword down straight towards the pair of magical archers. The speed of this slash was none of what the warriors had seen before. He gave little to no time to react to the strike. Following this attack, the giant sent the blade for another horizontal strike aimed directly at Azam. The transition between these attacks was in almost an instant again giving very little time for its targets to react. It finished this combo with a downward swing towards Kaira. Regardless if it was Kaira's taunt or the Gaint's own ability, its power seemed to have doubled isntantly. The Giant king had enough of these troublesome warriors. It was time for it to end them.
     
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