IC The Gauntlet

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  1. Randoms

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    Arrows flew from any direction as the mirrors continued to glow. Though the attack was brief, it felt like an eternity as the warriors did their best to survive the onslaught. A few of the warriors took Kaira on her call as she used her sword as a shield to protect those covered underneath. The arrows the struck the sword with such impact that a few metal bits were chipped away from the large sword. Arrows didn’t pierce armor or flesh was cleanly stuck within the ground, a small portion of it still exposed over the surface.

    As the fury of arrows rained down upon the warriors, two arrows not of her own flew towards Labelle. Labelle noticed them flying against the flow of her crystalline ones. Even though she was unarmed, Labelle moved her body as though she was holding some kind of sword. In an instant, Labelle had managed to cut one of the arrows out of the air with a razor thin sword made of crystal that was not there before. The other arrow slipped through her swipe and dug itself into Labelle’s thigh. It was also at that moment the crystal arrows stopped firing and the mirrors dimmed down revealing their reflective surfaces once again.

    Labelle jumped from the mirror and disappeared.

    The warriors used this quick moment to recover as best they could. The crystal arrows imbedded within the armor and shields of many were easily broken apart and removed. Small pools of blood mixing with silver dust dotted the floor around the dead bodies of those who were unable to defend themselves. Those still standing cautiously regrouped keeping an eye out for anything that might indicate another attack from the vanishing witch.

    Timorith laid kneeling on the ground, breathing heavily. The flurry of arrows made it impossible to seek shelter so he had to rely on his reflexes as her avoided as many arrows as he could. His armor has slits cut through them as arrows had grazed his person, some of them cutting his skin. Knowing there was no chance to rest, he stood up once again having an arrow to the ready. Feeling his hairs stand on end, he quickly turned around to see Labelle standing there. With a grin, she stabbed him through his abdomen with the same razor thin sword she cut Jo’s arrow with. Looking down at his bow she noticed the arrow he had at the ready faded away into nothing.

    Labelle frowned at the sight of this, “wrong archer.” She said to herself. With a quick gaze to her side, she glared at Jo who remained at the other end of the room. She leaped back disappearing again, taking the sword with her. Timorith collapsed hugging his abdomen to try and stop the bleeding. Fyn, who was among the main group, dashed over to him to administer first aid.

    Soon after she reappeared next to her, Labelle took a swipe at Jo using her razor thin crystalline sword. She then swung another and then another. “You dare strike me?” she asked in an aggressive condescending tone. “You have no meaning here. You are all scum of the Disavowed.” Lifting her sword above her head, the once razor thin blade turned into a massive sword of impossible size, and still incredibly sharp. With gritted teeth, she sent it downwards towards Jo.
     
  2. LilithVonBoch

    LilithVonBoch Born to struggle, raised to strive.

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    With the rain of arrows coming to a stop, Kaira stuck her head out to try and analyze the situation. A few had died from the volley of arrows, unable to dodge long enough to live. Though she couldn't count how many and who considering the fact she still had her eyes closed, her only clue was the screams and gurgling blood that muffled the sounds. Pushing her greatsword back on the ground to pick it up, but before she could comprehend the situation, Labelle had made it to an archer, stabbing him through the abdomen.

    ''Wrong archer.'' echoed through out Kaira's head, realizing that Labelle had been struck by something. ''If that's the wrong archer...'' Thought Kaira, changing her focus towards Jo. ''Shit.'' She said, dashing towards her solo ally once more. It could of be anyone else within the room, but with the previous battle, not many archers had the guts or skills to do anything to the giant, Felbehr she called it, which narrowed it down to a thread. With Jo on one end of the room with Kaira in the middle but closer to the group, she didn't have the luxury to analyze every archer in the room, if there were any others left. With her every step smashing the dust and lashing it out behind her feet and with the sudden appearance of Labelle in front of Jo, Kaira not only had to double time her speed, but also desired to do so as Labelle swung her sword at Jo.

    ''You have no meaning here. You are all scum of the Disavowed.'' These very words fueled Kaira's anger, for someone who knew next to nothing about them, Kaira hadn't grew how she was to be brought down by a coward. ''High speed low drag.'' She kept telling herself, keeping her two eyes on Labelle, who swung her sword over her head, changing it into a massive sword, sending it towards Jo. With only a few steps in between the the two and Kaira, the white wolf grabbed her greatsword with both hand as it trailed behind her, swiping her unusual weapon over Jo's head as she spun around to slow down her speed, clashing both swords together as her bent knees from the aftershock.

    ''Move, now!'' She yelled at Jo, pushing her every muscle as she gave her a small window to move before rolling a few feet to the side and letting go of her greatsword letting the crystalline sword crashing down. ''I did not fight hundreds of warriors without end for a coward like you to disavow me!'' Screamed Kaira, sitting on one knee as she nabbed two of her throwing daggers between her index and her middle finger, throwing them towards Labelle's chest as she kept her right hand on the sheath of her Katana with her thumb on the hilt, followed up with a dash towards her enemy as she unsheathed her blade with a upward swing.
     
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    Jo thought that one of her arrows had struck her enemy, or at least distracted her as the rain of magical arrows stopped and the warriors near the centre of the room had a moment to breath. That moment didn’t last long however as Labelle appeared in front of Timorith, who Jo had spotted kneeling down.

    “Timorith!” Jo shouted as Labelle skewered him with something in her hand. However, before she could nock another arrow, Labelle disappeared and reappeared in front of her. “Shit.” She cursed as Labelle attacked swiftly with what turned out to be a razor thin blade of glass, or something similar. Jo wasn’t built for close combat and could only back away as the blade nicked her; drawing blood but not doing any serious damage.

    Jo grimaced as Labelle cut deep enough to cause Jo to drop to one knee and then the strange enemy raised her nearly-invisible sword and it changed form to something more akin to what the giant earlier would have wielded.

    Not sure how she was going to survive the blow, Jo braced and awaited the perfect chance to dodge or avoid the attack.

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    With the hail of arrows now stopped and Labelle appearing at ground level, Azam rushed forwards with the intent to draw her into close combat; especially at it seemed she now held a melee weapon in her hand. But even as he moved towards her, Labelle disappeared and moved noiselessly across to where Jo was still stood near the wall. The archer was on the back foot as Labelle attacked and Azam realised he wouldn’t be quick enough to back Jo up.

    “Jo, get out of there!” he called just as another figure ran past him and he realised Kaira was on the move to defend what he couldn’t. He moved after her, slower, and was impressed as the warrior spun her sword above Jo and blocked the massive sword Labelle had summoned to cut Jo down.

    Jo wasn’t taking advantage of the black so Azam rushed in and just as Kaira had to dodge out of the way as her block failed, Azam pushed Jo out of the way, dodging the attack by a hair’s breadth himself. Dust and stone chips exploded out from where the sword had struck but Azam ignored it as he stepped into the swing and aimed a stabbing attack with his long spear directly at where Labelle’s chest was.
     
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    With a thunderous crash, the large crystal sword that Labelle wielded struck the ground releasing a cloud of stone chips and silver dust. When the debris settled back onto the ground, Azam and Kaira were basically next to each other at either side of the large sword that divided them. Both of their weapons were held midair, their intended target no longer present.

    With a soft sound only the most astute could hear, Labelle stood on the ground at the far side of the room, far from any of the scattered warriors’ locations. She stood slightly hunched over, two knives protruding from her chest. A shining fluid best described as liquid aqua marine slowly trickled from these wounds, dripping to the ground. As each drop of the strange girl’s blood hit the ground, it formed into a small crystal structure of wondrous luster.

    “It was cute at first, mere devotees coming here, defeating Falbehr.” She spoke softly but loud enough for them to hear. Gripping each of the knives, Labelle removed them from her chest, dropping onto the ground with a clatter. Standing back up straight, Labelle had a strange smile upon her face. “I’m done playing games.”

    All of the mirrors along the walls cracked, showering the edges of the room with small glass shards.

    Labelle walked forward with her hand outstretched to her side. Upon gripping the air, she held a narrow crystal scimitar. She soon faded into nothingness as she walked, her footsteps upon the silver sand fading with her. Soon after she disappeared, the glass shards that fell from the cracked mirrors began to sprout long crystal spikes resembling urchins. They grew in size from small shards of glass into huge balls of sharp spikes. IT wasn’t long until all the walls just below the mirrors were covered. Many of those who stood near the walls moved closer to the center of the room to avoid being impaled from the crystals.

    The room was quickly shrinking as the crystal grew, and then Labelle attacked. One of the warriors screamed in agony as a large slash suddenly crossed his midsection. Showing herself to the warriors once again, Labelle rubbed her thumb over the wound on her chest and held it over the warrior as he collapsed to the ground. A single drop of her blood fell from her fingers into the warrior’s wound. Within seconds, it began to sprout into a crystal formation similar to the once growing by the walls. With a smirk, she disappeared once again just as several of the closer warriors charged her.

    If she was playing games before, now she was just killing them off one at a time. People one by one were falling to their invisible assailant, and soon started to spout crystal formations from their very bodies. She had no intent on showing herself to these warriors anymore.
     
  5. LilithVonBoch

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    ''Dammit!'' Yelled Kaira, absolutely lived with her foe's tendency of running away from the real fighters. Now once again at the opposite side of Labelle and who ever she was massacring with her new weapon, Kaira and everyone else had to stop splitting up, Kaira being the first one that should make a change. The walls of mirror had shambled into pieces, sprouting sharp, crystalline spikes, impaling anything that dared to stand on top of it. Thanks to the vibration the sprouting created, Kaira could see everything with her echolocation making her target extremely easy to follow now. Sheathing her katana, she changed her direction towards Labelle once more.

    ''I can still see her, Archer, if you desire to shine now's a good time to do so. I will try and give you as many opening as I can, but the moment I give you a big opening, it might be the last. Azam, if I keep her in place, flank her position, I'll even hold her down if I have to. It's do or die.'' Said Kaira, taking a quick deep breath, letting the oxygen leave her body before launching herself once more, at this rate she would be one of those to die extremely young out of exhaustion, but her emotions wouldn't let her die like a wimp, she'd rather die burning her lungs and muscles out to the burning pits. Launching herself one last time, locked on her target as she swept more and more combatants, dropping something from her fingers that created more spikes out of the fighter's body.

    With the room shrinking further, what ever Kaira and Jo had done to her angered her, she had finally realized that they were still threats to Labelle within the room. Reaching for her Wakizashi hilt with her left hand as she got behind Labelle's current target, Kaira reached out for it's shoulder of who ever it was, throwing them backwards as she kicked it in the back of the left knee, bending and making the take down far more easier. Unleashing her short oriental sword, her weapon clashed against the scimitar, grinding against each other with the crystal blade's tip reaching for Kaira's left abdomen as it finished colliding with the Wakizashi. Grunting, Kaira quickly went for her Katana on with her other hand, slashing horizontally, as she teared open one of her previous wounds that hadn't time to heal thanks to Labelle's work. Feinting with her Wakizashi, she followed with a diagonal strike from her right to the left, spinning on herself as she struck Labelle. Back stepping in front of who ever she threw down from it's standing still position, She took a deep breath with the sweat dripping down her face as blood leaked from her armor from her current wound and her previous wound on her right arm, slowly dripping on the blood soaked dust.

    ''This time...'' Said Kaira, pausing for a short instant as she sliced the floor of sand in front of her as she tried to recuperate her breath. ''You are not running nor making it out alive.'' She added, getting back into her stance, with both her blades pointing down as if she was letting her guard down. ''Even if I have to burn myself until I go hollow, I will.'' She finished, letting go of the tension in all of her muscles, staring down her opponent with both her eyes still closed, ready to not let her cross this line at all cost as she stepped on the other side of it.
     
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    “Damn it!” Azam cursed, in unison with Kaira as both their attacks hit nothing but air. However, Azam could see that Labelle had taken the knives cleanly and now a strange blue liquid he presumed to be her blood dripped to the floor. Where it did, Azam watched a strange blue, crystal-like substance start to grow. Well, at least she can be wounded. Azam thought as the windows cracked and glass fell from above like rain. Luckily where he had lunged forward to attack, he had taken himself out of range of the falling glass, but he couldn’t help but turn to look back at Jo, who was still under the windows.

    She seemed back in the game as she rolled forward away from the danger and came to a stop on one knee, her eyes locked on Labelle. Azam turned his gaze back to the target just as Kaira spoke a plan to corner the woman. He didn’t know how, but apparently Kaira knew where Labelle was despite her disappearing trick. “No-one but her needs to die.” He replied as Kaira dashed off towards where the invisible warrior was killing off some of the other fighters in the centre of the room.

    As he moved to follow Kaira, he noticed the shattered glass had begun to grow into the same crystal-like substance that Labelle’s blood has made. They grew into large, spiked objects that forced everyone to the centre of the room; not that Azam had any problem with that as he gripped his long spear tight and moved off in a circular motion, curving around Kaira’s straight path.

    Normally he would prefer to face an opponent alone, but it seemed Labelle wasn’t going to allow that and Azam wouldn’t let his pride be the death of him, so he watched Kaira closely as he moved, intent to act in unison with her to get the upper hand. While Kaira clashed in defence of Labelle’s next target, Azam continued to curve until he was on the far side of them, now behind Labelle.

    Kaira drew a line in the dust with her sword with a clear declaration of Labelle’s inability to escape. Figuring Labelle knew he was behind her, Azam couldn’t resist a similar taunt from his side.

    “Nowhere to run this time, little girl.” He said as he too drew a line in the dust with his spear tip; as he did this, he drew one of his golden throwing spears free with his left hand and held it loosely by his side. “Nowhere to run.”

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    Being forced towards where Labelle was attacking warriors wasn’t ideal for Jo, she was a long-ranger after all, but she made do as she made a bee-line for the point between where Kaira and Azam had moved. She wanted to check how Timorith was doing, but the magic archer was hidden by the other warriors pulling in close together for protection. So she focused on taking Labelle down instead; with her gone it would be easy to check on Timorith.

    She drew two arrows, nocked one and held the other tight against her bow, ready for a quick draw. With Kaira and Azam keeping her attention, hopefully, Jo slid to a stop in the dust and dropped to one knee for stability. Unlike the two close combat fighters, Jo wasn’t much for words as she instantly loosed one arrow followed closely by the second; the second aimed slightly off to catch Labelle in the only location she could run; away from the three attacking warriors around her.
     
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    Labelle's would be latest victim was shoved out of the way at the very last second before she sword could cleave into him. Instead, her sword was met with Kaira's. They traded blows, and with a quick spin and slash Kaira stood in front of the one she defended. Labelle just managed to evade her attack by also stepping backwards, revealing herself once again. In that moment, Azam had stood behind her and Jo at another side.

    They had her trapped, and Jo took advantage of the situation by releasing two arrows in quick succession. Labelle ducked down and spun around to face Jo. While she dodged one of the arrows, she was not fast enough to move out of the way of the one that was aimed right at her. The arrow had struck in her the back, just between her shoulder blades. Labelle coughed up blood, it forming small crystals around her mouth. Standing back up, Labelle reached for the arrow and yanked it out of her body. Crystalline blood splattered outwards, forming small crystal formations where they landed.

    “I’ve had enough of you.” She spoke softly enough that only the three that surrounded her could hear. “If you think this is the end, then you are sadly mistaken. I release my curse of the Dlyigimamelia’ym on you all. I will not let you reach Victor.” Still clutching Jo’s arrow in her hand, she thrust it into her heart and collapsed onto the ground. The crystals that grew along the walls and out of the bodies of the deceased had stopped. The larger crystals unable to support their own weight broke apart and collapsed onto the ground.

    As Labelle lay on the ground, her body’s strange glow grew until she was as bright as the sun. With a sound of glass rubbing against itself, a new figure burst from this light. Labelle’s body had gone, and what was in its place could best be described as naked ambiguous child with two sets of large butterfly wings. The entirety of this being looked to be made out of the same crystals Labelle had used as weapons. Despite not having any apparent set of eyes or mouth, it looked directly at Kaira and spoke. “I need a new host. You will be my new host.”

    Swiftly, the Dlyigimamelia’ym flew towards Kaira, grasping at her with its small arms, and enveloping her with its wings. Its head opened revealing several needle-like teeth, and then went to bite Kaira’s own head in order to fuse with her. Despite the creature’s small body, it was tremendously strong, and those frail looking wings were anything but. Before it could clamp down on Kaira, something exploded just in-between it and Kaira. The explosion knocked both the Dlyigimamelia’ym and Kaira in opposite directions. While Kaira was not safe from being at the explosion’s epicenter, she was not terribly burned.

    “Not today!” shouted Timorith. He hunched over and Fyn caught him before he fell. Fyn whispered something to him and the two of them distanced themselves from the fight as best they could within the spike encompassed room. After laying him down with the other injured she had managed to move to safety, she returned up to Azam’s side.

    “T-Timorith is still not healed; he won’t b-be able to do much m-more.” She spoke, “I’m here t-to help as b-best I can.” She removed her dagger from its sheath and took up a battle position with it.

    The creature, while momentarily dazed, was not going to give up. “If you will not be my host, then you will be my prey.” Splaying out its wings, all the crystals that filled the room glowed and became extensions of the creature’s will. With very little warning, the crystals that were closest shot extended several spikes towards the four warriors, Kaira, Azam, Jo, and Fyn. Whatever this Dlyigimamelia’ym thing was, it had a relationship with Labelle, no doubt being the source of her power. Now that it was on its own, it was up to the warriors to finish it off.
     
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    Seeing Labelle fall down, Kaira dropped her guard, letting go of her water element as she gave out a sigh of relief. Curses never were an issue for Kaira, she thought of her own existence as a curse itself, making her believe that she was somewhat untouched by other curses.


    “I need a new host. You will be my new host.” Someone said, still unknown to her.


    ''What...?'' Said Kaira, opening her eyes to be greeted with a small child equipped with a set of butterfly wings flying straight for her head. Dropping both her blades, Kaira was taken by surprise as it was already on her, holding on to her as it's wings began to envelope the white wolf. Revealing it's sharp teeth, trying to bite down her entire head. Restraining it as best as she could from tearing her face to shreds, something quick came in between the two, exploding and tossing both at opposite direction leaving a red spot on Kaira's face with some of her hair slowly burning for a few seconds. Sliding on her back a few meters away, Kaira's head ringed for a few seconds as she struggled to stand up, looking towards her new opponent as some of the lesser warriors stood a few steps behind her.


    ''Go ahead... Cross that line, oni.'' She said, straightening her back as she slowly reached for her Nodachi's hilt, pulling it out as she stared down the creature, releasing an aura of anger and violence out of the blade, slowly overwhelming Kaira's arm, covering of her body as time went by. ''You'll still have to cross me to get to these people.'' She added, bringing her Nodachi on her right side, grasping it with her other hand with the writing on the blade glowing brighter with every tick it gave.


    Examining the section in front of her, she realized that Labelle's body was entirely gone from the room, as if she never existed. “If you will not be my host, then you will be my prey.” Said the creature, spreading out it's wing as the crystals that had shattered began to glow. Not waiting for her enemy to strike, Kaira dashed towards the little child, still dazed from the blast. As Kaira kept running, spikes began to emerge once again, this time directed at her alongside Jo, Azam and Fyn, one of them grazing the Canadian warrior's cheek as they tried to impale her in her movement. With the cut and the small burn stinging pain, blood slowly dripped from her pale cheek, coursing towards the back of her neck as she kept sprinting and dodging any other incoming attacks.


    With spikes coming out of a few direction, Kaira could use this to her advantage to surprise the child. With her already in motion as he begun his attack, Kaira used the momentum she had to push herself to the limits of her body. Running towards her target, she did not have enough time to achieve her top speed, but she had ran faster than earlier, burning her lungs once more as the sweat poured down her forehead. Reaching her target in a short instance, Kaira swung her sword from her right to the left, aiming for the child's upper chest.
     
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    Labelle’s new form, or whatever the hell it was, was not what Azam had been expecting. Now with the former static crystals morphing and aiming their jagged tips at them, Azam had no choice but to move from his position. Using his long Spear to keep any of the crystals actually wounding him, Azam dodged backwards in a quick zig-zag, watching carefully as the crystal’s followed him, still intent on skewering him. Out of the corner of his eye, Azam saw Kaira dodging and making her way towards the creature that had once been Labelle.

    Unfortunately, the way the Crystals had moved initially, and Azam’s own dodge, getting directly to the winged creature would be difficult. Instead, Azam kept his eyes on Kaira and when she was close enough to strike, her sword drawing back to attack, Azam spun swiftly and used the momentum to launch his throwing spear at the space between the creature’s wings. The second after the golden spear left his hand; a crystal surged forward and pierced Azam in the leg. It was only his reflex that saved him from a fatal wound as he jumped away, blood now starting to soak into his trousers.

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    Glad to see Timorith wasn’t dead at least, Jo ducked and weaved around the crystals that seemed intent on killing her. She had no idea what the creature was, since Labelle’s body had disappeared, but as long as it could be injured, they had a chance at winning. She had drawn another normal arrow after successfully striking Labelle before her transformation, but no slipped it back into one of her quivers as she reached into another and pulled a thin arrow seemingly made from silver out and nocking it into her bow.

    The shaft of the arrow was the skinny silver substance while the fletching looked to be made of flowing human hair, also silver in substance. The head of the arrow didn’t look solid, as it moved slightly as Jo kept moving to avoid the crystal spears, and if one looked closely they would see that there were tiny gaps wherein an empty space sat at the centre of the arrow’s head.

    While dodging, Jo had strategically moved herself directly behind Kaira; the creature may have the form of a child but its wings were large and easy to see, but it wasn’t there that Kaira sent this arrow. Instead she aimed for the sliver of head behind where Kaira was now swinging her sword. As the arrow left the bow, a thin strand of the silvery fletching remained in Jo’s drawing hand and when the head of the arrow had passed Kaira, Jo gripped the string tight.

    At this movement, the arrow jerked to a stop and the arrowhead disconnected, flying straight towards the creature and exploding outwards in a cage of silvery string. Kenaarn had called this arrow the ‘Hair Trap’.
     
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    The Dlyigimamelia’ym’s crystal attack only seemed to be mildly effective as his main targets split different ways to avoid the main brunt of it. Fyn initially ducked under the first wave before sprinting in a similar direction to Azam who she unknowingly used as bait to attract the majority of the crystals flying that direction. The other crystals also tracked Kaira and Jo, barely scratching them as they moved into attack.

    Kaira with a speed that up to this point not been witnessed quickly closed the gap between them and took a strike at the Dlyigimamelia’ym, carving a decently sized gash across the creatures chest. The sound echoed throughout the chamber like shattered glass. Only moments later a spear also dug itself into the creature and then to add further injury, the Dlyigimamelia’ym was bound in silvery hair, considerably restricting its movements. The creature had finished its attack, and the crystal skewers broke and fell to the ground.

    This was where those who were still capable of fighting leapt into action to join the four warriors that continued to stand against this adversary. Swords and spears came running towards the creature. Each strike was accompanied with the sound of breaking glass.

    “I need prey.” was spoken from the chipped and beaten creature as is struggled in the silver hair trap. Its body glowing, the Dlyigimamelia’ym stood itself up against the strain of the attack and the trap. With one strong push, the creature burst through the small huddle of warriors and the silver strands of the trap. Its body resembled that of a glass statue crudely put back together. A golden spear fell out of its body, clanging upon the ground. With the glow fading, the Dlyigimamelia’ym flew towards the injured who were grouped up across the room now unguarded. They tried to fight off its approach, but none of Fyn’s bandages had healed them quickly enough to put up much of a fight. Its head split to reveal the razor sharp teeth. It grabbed one of the injured and latched onto the face of the poor warrior. His body went limp almost instantly, drained of color, then of mass as the creature essentially drank the entirely of his person. All that was left were his clothes, not even a single drop of blood remained. Those who surrounded the victim were too frightened to try and stop it.

    Returning to a low hover, the Dlyigimamelia’ym’s wounds filled in, the cracks and gashed fleshed out and soon the creature looked as it had first appeared. The creature now hovered in the air between the groups of injured and group of warriors who ran to try and protect them in time. The creature looked at the group of warriors, battle ready some probably even attempting to strike.

    “I need to protect what Labelle hold’s dear.” Raising its hand, it caught a blade of one of the warriors who tried to strike at it. Lifting the sword out of the warrior’s hand, the creature thrust the hilt end into the warrior’s chest. Using the sword’s hand guard as a hook within the barely alive warrior’s ribcage, It threw him at the injured. In an instant after, a ball of crystal shards grew from the ground and pierced most everyone who lay there. The crystals and Dlyigimamelia’ym blocking the view made it impossible for the others to see just how much harm it caused, but with the sound of flesh being torn apart and the deep crimson the crystals were colored made it seem very unlikely any of them survived. The blood that drenched the crystal spikes cleanly dripped away leaving them a light shade of blue once again.

    The creature remained unmoving, almost as if it were challenging the next warrior to continue with his or her attack.
     
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    Taking a knee to take a deep breath after that quick sprint, Kaira armor's was oozing with heat as the creature drained one of the warrior. Unable to do anything in her current state, anger rose within her as the dust began to circle around her, staring down at what ever that thing was with pure hatred, Kaira slowly calmed her own storm, she did not desire to lose it yet. Quickly regaining her breath with the dust settling down at her feet, she turned herself towards the Dlyigimamelia’ym, with both her shorter blades at the opposite side of thanks to the explosion and her great sword still dug on the ground besides the wall, she was stuck in a disadvantage with her current weapon.

    This thing never lays a foot on the ground, thought Kaira, giving herself a new target. Forming a plan, she required to disarm the creature and somehow have it's back facing her to try and rip it's wings off. ''Azam, the wings, do what you can to get them off.'' Shouted Kaira, tilting her head both sides to crack her bones. She did not care if the Dlyigimamelia’ym heard her, Azam was capable enough to predict any swings that could reach him if he tried to get close, or so Kaira thought. Taking another breath in, the white wolf dashed towards her foe once more, keeping her Nodachi in her right hand and taking two more throwing daggers with her left hand, aiming and throwing them at each wings as kept moving forward.

    Using this last push to put everything to an end with the others, Kaira gave everything she could in this state. With the aura released from her sword making it into her eyes, it left a pink gleam from where her eyes used to be, trailing behind her as she run as fast as earlier, swinging and clashing her sword with the flying atrocity. With both blades clashing and echoing through out the room, Kaira quickly began to push down on the Dlyigimamelia'ym with her weight, if it tried to exit, she would either cut it as it tried to move out or grab it by the wings. Her lungs were burning with sweat draining down her face as she stared down it's eyes with all of her anger, trying to take it's concentration away from the others and onto her.
     
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    With the crystal spikes breaking away and leaving the area clear again, Azam clutched his spear tight as some of the other warriors who hadn’t done much stepped in to attack. Azam couldn’t help but grimace as it turned out about as well as he could have guessed; although all trained warriors, they were clearly of a lower level than the people who had come front and centre in the previous fight and in this one. At least as far as he could tell. Kaira once again rushed forward to engage, this time shouting to Azam to attack the wings as she went.

    Not a bad idea.
    He thought, keeping in a poised crouch to spring in any direction quickly should the creature summon forth more spikes. Might have to get a little close for comfort though. He started crabbing sideways, making sure he was always behind the creature as she clashed with Kaira. While he moved, he noticed Jo coming from the opposite direction so stopped to allow her to come to him; which she did. As she approached, he couldn’t help but notice that one of her quivers was running low and he said as much when she was next to him.

    Jo glanced down at the quiver and shook her head. “Previously I hadn’t had to use more than one in any given battle. I’m going to have to ration them since we don’t know how many more monsters there are after this one.”

    “Anything exciting in left?” Azam asked, moving his gaze back to the creature and Kaira.

    "A few things, but nothing I want to use right now and potentially waste them; it’s not like I can restock them. We got a plan to take this one down, without having Kaira do all the work?” she grinned slightly and Azam returned it.

    “Yeah, it seems the next step is to separate the creature from her wings. Get her grounded, then with her movement limited, we should be able to corner her.” Azam secured his spear into place on his back. “The crystal doesn’t look too strong but I’m going to need a good distraction to get close to the creature, enough to get a good grip as well. Reckon you can lend Kaira a hand.”

    “Got it, keep an eye out, I don’t think this one will forgive you if you mess up.” Azam didn’t know whether Jo meant Kaira or the creature as the archer moved away in a large circle.

    Jo moved quickly, circling to Kaira’s back and nocking a normal arrow, ready to fire a stream. With Kaira locked in a clash and relatively unmoving, Jo’s shots should land exactly where she planned; so she let them loose.

    One over Kaira’s right shoulder, aiming at the creature’s left. Another she aimed between Kaira’s legs, at the creature’s right knee. A third was aimed past Kaira’s left side, at waist height, to strike the creature in her right hip. And finally a fourth one required a quick side step to allow Jo to aim it at the creature’s face.

    With both Kaira and Jo taking the creature’s attention, Azam used the distraction to move in close in a quiet crouch; he wasn’t normally a sneaker but he wasn’t terrible at it. As it was, he managed to get close enough that he lunged forward and managed to get a grip on each of the creature’s wings with each hand. He hadn’t planned on saying anything before making the attempt but he couldn’t help it as he braced to wrench the things off her back.

    “Got you.”
     
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    A few of the able bodied who witnessed their injured comrades be replaced with a deadly ball of crystalline spikes were hesitant to continue their assault. Fyn especially was devastated as those she took care in healing were basically all murdered instantly. She found herself unable to do anything. She took a step back and fled to the opposite side of the room. The Dlyigimamelia’ym remained unmoving as the moment of shock passed.

    The few warriors who dominated the fight prior had already begun their attack, strategizing as they went. Moving in opposite directions they attempted to flank the Dlyigimamelia’ym. Before it could react to any of them, Kaira had reached it and with her blade put her weight upon it. The Dlyigimamelia’ym blocked the attack, but with Kaira putting her weight and momentum into the attack, she had it pinned. Taking advantage of the creature’s stillness, Jo released a series of arrows. The one aimed for the creatures left waist pinged against the creature’s body and fell to the ground leaving a chip where it had landed. The arrows aimed at the creature’s shoulder and knee dug into the crystal flesh and stayed in place. The last arrow aimed for its head bounced off it completely, not leaving a single mark.

    Despite not having eyes, the creature was able to express a quick glance at Jo before it had to bring its attention back to Kaira who continued to try to push the creature down. At that moment, Azam leapt on the Dlyigimamelia’ym‘s back, taking a grip of the creature’s upper wings. Unable to effectively move, the creature was unable to shake Azam off its back. It took everything Azam had to pull on the wings before the sound of straining glass could be heard. With little pings and picks here and there, Azam was able to tear off the wing off the creature’s right side. Even without a mouth, the creature was able to scream pain as the loss of its wing. The first anyone was able to hear of it doing. The creature fell to the ground, Kaira and Azam falling over each other as it tumbled.

    The shreds of the wings that remained attached to the Dlyigimamelia’ym’s back started to be coated in the same aquamarine colored liquid that Labelle bled when she was injured. It quickly hardened over the wound, covering it like a crystal made bandage. Gripping the ground, the creature attempted to force itself up, pushing both Azam and Kaira up as well. It was very evident how small the creature’s body was compared to either Azam or Kaira now that it was not using its wings to increase its size. Its body remained clean from any of the debris or blood that covered the ground.

    Before Azam or Kaira could recover themselves enough to continue, the creature used its remaining three wings to propel itself from out underneath them, sliding several meters away. Taking a knee, the creature looked up at who remained. Placing its hand on the ground, the crystal pikes that surrounded the room still began to glow.

    “I need prey.”

    In an instant, the crystals rose straight up penetrating the ceiling forming columns of glittering glass that turned the room into a cage. The ceiling threatened to collapse as the sounds of splintering wood and debris raining down filled the room. Thankfully, the ceiling remained in place. In the instant that followed the creation of the crystal cage, several spears of crystal sprouted from the columns, stretched across the room piercing through any and all that got in their way as they traveled to reconnect with another column at the other side. In mere seconds, the entirety of the room was filled from top to bottom with crystalline bars. There were a few of the warriors who had various body parts skewered by the bars with no other way than to cut through their own flesh to escape being locked there. Fyn was stuck where she was, one of the bars stuck through her right thigh, and another through her left forearm. Despite being no more than four centimeters in diameter, these crystal rods were nearly indestructible in their glowing state. Despite the large area the attack covered and remained, the larger population of warriors were able avoid being pierced all together, with a few minor flesh wounds at the worst.

    This formation of the crystal cage and spears formed so quickly, that even at their fastest, none of the warriors would have been able to stop it even after it had began. The creature removed its hand from the ground, yet the crystals remained glowing. Taking to the air once more even with only three wings, the Dlyigimamelia’ym was able to fly though the crystal spears without them hindering its movements whatsoever. Anyone else would have to move over or under the rods as they reached the length of the room. Moving noticeable slower, the creature flew through the crystal towards one of the warriors who had crystals pierced through her limbs. She hacked at the crystal with her dagger trying to free her arm. It was obvious what the Dlyigimamelia’ym was going to do once it reached her.
     
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    As Kaira fell first, she was quickly lifted by the Dlyigimamelia’ym trying to push itself back up. Still able to recover, Kaira stood up with the Dlyigimamelia’ym sliding underneath her, making it impossible for her to grab it. Turning to face her opponent, exhausted from her running around, Kaira was hoping someone would do something, but it wasn't long before the creature created a cage within the room, sprouting spears that went from one side to another, piercing anything in it's path. One had made it through Kaira's right side, stabbing through her liver, leaving her breathless and stuck in place as she reached in, trying to break it.

    Looking back up, many others were pierced as well, along with Fyn that had two of them within her, trying to break them as well as the Dlyigimamelia’ym raced for her, ready to regenerate itself once more. With every inch of her body screaming to live, sending shivers through out her body, Kaira reached for the blood leaking from her wound before it would crystallize itself, drawing a star within a circle on her chest, leaving a single tear to fall from her right eye.

    ''I'm sorry father... Even with your teaching, I-I've become a sinner.'' She said, grabbing the spear of crystal with both hands as sweat began to drool down her forehead. ''As the earth grows...'' She tried to say, coughing blood. ''To become an avatar of the sun. For water to be the fuel of the spark carried by the wind.... Set forth the flame of the undying will.'' Enchanted Kaira as the pentagram on her chest slowly lit up in flames, smoking as she held the crystal that pierced her with both hands. Steaming in heat with smoke leaving through the ports of her skin, leaving the stench of a burning carcass around her. From within her, her vital began to burn away, creating an inferno within her that melted everything inside keeping her own flesh intact. What happened inside felt for minutes for her while it took mere seconds in real time to burn away.

    Trying to hold her screams inside, Kaira roared her lungs out in distortion, throwing up the red flames from within her engulfing the room, creating warmth for other beings as it remained inoffensive to them, surprising them at best. The crystal remained inside of her, with the flames burning her inside the crystal was seen as a threat. Being somewhat indestructible, the flesh located towards the outside of her body burned away, leaving her to fall on her left side with the long crystal spear remaining intact but out of her body. Her iris had become a bright red color with dancing flames in them. Covered in red stripes with some in her hair and others on her armor and skin, being the remains of inextinguishable cinders from inside of her. Her veins had changed to a glowing red stream as well, all connected to her eyes, losing it's shine every time she blinked and coming back when her eyes were opened once again.

    Falling down on her left knee as she was freed from the pike, a burst of flame left her body coming from the hole her flesh had burnt to free her, it slowly reformed itself along her armor while she fought her on conscience to remain who she was. With the Dlyigimamelia’ym still close to Fyn, With her nodachi still on the floor besides Kaira, it gave her a small room of opportunity to slow down the crystal butterfly further. Grabbing it like a spear, the flamed wolf took aim at the monster, throwing it like it's weight was nothing to her. Not the best weapon to throw with the distance she had, it was her best option, her throwing knives would of done nothing at this point. With hatred fueling her and her wounds cauterized, Kaira took on her throwing knives and kept it ready for close quarter as she rushed towards Fyn, hoping she could make it before the Dlyigimamelia’ym did.
     
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    Azam had managed to achieve half of his aim, managing to pull off one of the creature’s wings successfully. However, in the ensuing scramble, Azam was sent sprawling across the floor and as he was pulling himself to his feet, the Dlyigimamelia’ym started filling the room with a myriad of crystalline bars to form a sort of all-encompassing cage. Azam dodged them pretty easily but he wasn’t expecting the second stage as smaller tendrils exploded out of the bars and went in all directions.

    His reactions saved him from anything vital being pierced but he wasn’t quick enough as one of the bars passed through the wrist of his left hand. The crystal settled and Azam was left trapped, like so many others, the crystal seemingly impossible to break. Azam glanced around to see what Kaira and Jo were doing; the former appeared to be being consumed in fire, Azam could only hope it was something of her own power as opposed to what the creature had done, and the latter was completely out of sight.

    Using his long spear, Azam tried to break the crystal bar a few times before a chip broke off the blade of his spear; he wasn’t going to break it that way, maybe not at all. But he couldn’t just stay as he was and let Kaira fight the thing alone, so he did the next best thing to his mind. Using his free hand, he tightened his left bracer until his hand went numb and then picked up his spear again before gritting his teeth.

    Then he cut off his hand.

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    Some of Jo’s arrows did their job, others didn’t, but Jo quickly moved in case the Dlyigimamelia’ym decided to throw something her way. As it was, the creature was distracted from behind as Azam managed to latch on and rip one of it’s wings off. The next thing happened lightning quick and it was only Jo’s small stature that stopped her from receiving a serious injury, or worse.

    As the crystal bars sprouted from the floor and shot upwards, Jo sidestepped gracefully and out of the corner of her eye she saw the surface ripple and guessing what was about to happen, she dropped into a crouch and rolled backwards as the bars flew through the air, piercing through anyone not fast enough.

    Jo curled close in a ball and a small pain flared up on her upper right arm and left thigh. She glanced quickly at the two locations but luckily only found the bars had scratched her.

    The Dlyigimamelia’ym was apparently unhindered by her own attack, it appeared to be constructed out of the same stuff it was after all. Jo couldn’t see the creature clearly as it passed through the bars, but she figured it would be trying to feed on someone as it had done earlier. Jo was sure they didn’t want it to do that, so she clambered up the crystal bars carefully, they weren’t too different from the trees she climbed in her youth.

    She clambered around until she was directly behind the creature and drew another arrow. She thought back to her previous attack, to which arrows stuck and which arrows didn’t, and decided a head shot probably wouldn’t work so this time she aimed for the top of the spine; a possibility of disabling the creature was on her mind as she loosed.
     
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    The Dlyigimamelia’ym paid no attention to what any of the other warriors were doing, whether they were pierced by its attack or not. Not even the intense flames that erupted from within Kaira drew its attention as it continued it slow paced glide to Fyn’s position. Nearing its target, it raised its hands to grab a hold of the struggling woman who continued to try freeing herself in vain. A sharp ping echoed the room as a sword suddenly found it imbedded in the creature’s side, but even that didn’t seem to change its attention.

    Fyn stopped trying to break the crystal right as the Dlyigimamelia’ym got right up to her. She wasn’t able to say anything except stutter a few meaningless sounds as the creature took a hold of Fyn’s head. A thin line formed across its head, opening to reveal its hundreds of needle like teeth. Just as it was about to latch upon its victim’s an arrow from above pierced right through the creatures spine, poking out from its neck. The creature stopped all movement, resembling a statue mysteriously floating through the air. Thick blue liquid started to pool at the base of the creatures mouth, dripping down its jaw from between its teeth.

    After what felt like an eternity, the Dlyigimamelia’ym closed its mouth, spraying the collected fluid as it was pushed out. It covered Fyn with a thin splattered layer of the stuff that immediately crystallized into a thin glass like crust. Still unable to speak, Fyn was only able to catch a glimpse of where the arrow had come from. Looking past the creature’s head, she could barely make out Jo among the higher area of the room.

    Without turning its head, the creature retaliated. The crystal bar that Jo was standing on formed short crystal spears, turning the bar into a spike trap. It also turned the rods that Jo would have potentially escaped to into spike traps as well in an attempt to either skewer her on the bar she currently was or to land into a nest of spikes covering another.

    Finally turning around to face the larger majority of warriors, the creature was emanating an aura of contempt towards everyone who stood there, impaled or not.

    “You are not prey. You are dead.”

    Ignoring Fyn now, yet remaining right next to her, the Dlyigimamelia’ym took a moment to look at everyone who was in the room. It did this rather lazily, but it was able to see how many of the warriors remained. One by one, the remaining crystal rods that ran across the room slowly grew out short spikes. They never reached more than five or six centimeters in length, but it was enough to kill the few warriors who had been pierced near their vital organs. It was clear that the Dlyigimamelia’ym had to concentrate on each bar individually as this happened revealing how spent it was. Yet even so, these crystals were still near indestructible and with each new bar growing spikes it became more difficult to navigate the room harmlessly. The crystal spikes grew fastest around Fyn and the Dlyigimamelia’ym putting them in a more protective cage within the crystal cage. It would be near impossible to pass through without severely hurting oneself.

    The Dlyigimamelia’ym grabbed the arrow that remain stuck through its throat and pulled it through. Blue fluid exited the wound and crystallized, creating a crude crystal plug over the hole through its neck. It turned once again towards Fyn.

    “You will watch them die. You will be my prey.”
     
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    Jo couldn’t help but cheer inwardly as her arrow struck true, and apparently worked as she had planned, freezing the creature in its tracks. However, even as Jo congratulated herself, she saw the edges of the Dlyigimamelia’ym’s mouth move and Fyn was spattered in the blue liquid that constituted the creature’s blood. Almost instinctively, without knowledge of what the creature was up to, Jo leapt off her perch, aiming to land on one nearby. This turned out to be pretty much what the Dlyigimamelia’ym was expecting.

    Mid-jump, leaving Jo no ability to change course, the bar she had been aiming for became covered in crystal spikes. Knowing she couldn’t avoid it, Jo grit her teeth as her feet made contact and the spikes pierced her through the soles of her feet, sprouting from the top of them. She repressed the scream that rose in her throat and focused only on one thing; don’t injure her hands. Her free hand snaked through the spikes and gripped one of them, ensuring it wasn’t stabbed itself, and Jo used it to balance herself lest she fall into more of the spikes that had grown from the bars around her.

    In her new position, she could only see a slither of he creature but more of the terrified Fyn before it. However, she had succeeded in avoiding taking damage to her hands which meant she could still use her bow.

    Ignoring the pain of the spikes through her feet, Jo pulled another arrow and nocked it; she had no shot at the moment but all she had to do was wait for one. Hopefully it came before the blood loss from her wounds took the wind out of her.

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    Azam had taken some injuries in his time but nothing compared to the one he had inflicted upon himself. The stump that was now the end of his left arm burned like it was one fire, blood welling out of it at every step he took. By over fastening the straps on his vambrace, Azam had formed a sort of quasi-tourniquet to stop the worst of any blood loss. The mere fact that the blood was welling and not spurting proved he had been somewhat successful. However, he wouldn’t last forever and at the back of his mind, he had though Fyn might be able to do something to help which was why he was close by her, in heed of heading to her for help, as the Dlyigimamelia’ym attacked.

    With the creature growing deadly spikes across the bars of crystal, Azam increased his pace with his spear in his remaining hand. He realised that the creature had protected itself and Fyn with a cage of sorts around it, but this didn’t deter him. He charged forward, ignoring the spikes that tore at his arms as he passed them, and when he was right at the edge of the cage he thrust his spear forward towards the Dlyigimamelia’ym as it spoke to Fyn.

    His point of aim was the point he had just watched the creature pull an arrow out of. The spikes prevented him from getting as close as he would have wanted, so he used an old trick his master had taught him and as he thrust, he let the spear slide through his hand until he was gripping it at the furthest end from the spear tip. This gave him a severe lack of control laterally, but as he had already given it a forward thrusting movement, all he had to do was grip tightly as the spear tip connected.
     
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    Still running to close the gap between herself and Fyn with the Dlyigimamelia’ym, Kaira deviated her course further to the left. WIth her previous action, her Greatsword had remained on the wall until the crystal pushed down on the floor. Putting the throwing knife she had grabbed between her teeth, getting herself ready to grab the iron slab. Lowering her posture forward and grabbing her giant weapon's hilt, dragging it with her as she passed, Kaira diverged back toward the Dlyigimamelia’ym, which it's back was facing Kaira, flanking it on it's left flank. Without realizing the current event, spikes had grazed her right cheek, arms and legs as she kept running, unaffected by marks they left. Like the mothers of all wolves, Kaira rushed forward even with the protection around her two targets.

    A shadow engulfed in a room of crystal, Kaira's small posture made it easy for her to move around the central spears with growing spikes, cutting anything that slightly passed within it's range. Closing in to her point of interest with the wound on her right side healed up, she had a small gap she could go with her current weapon with the drawback of taking damage. Calculating her swing with how close she was to the wall, Kaira arched her right arm to the left behind her, cranking her greatsword for a wide swing while she charged in like an angry rhino without logic or any reasons to stop it stomping course. Reaching the tinier wanna be cage the two were held in, Kaira bursted between the bars which sliced inside her armor, slicing a few centimeters inside with most of them closing up right away from their light damage, a normal human being would fell and probably died from it, if not the loss of blood would. With the pain stinging her every side as every spike dugged in, Kaira baited down on the throwing knife's hilt, keeping her screams deep inside to prevent the Dlyigimamelia’ym to learn of her current position until she was very close.

    Within sword's reach, Kaira launched her arm horizontally to the right, scratching and sparkling the wall Fyn was stuck in, slicing it towards Dlyigimamelia’ym, spinning herself to keep balance as she closed her eyes, slicing herself further with the spikes from the bars, but it did not stop the mastodon from keeping her stance, stopping her left foot in between Fyn and the Dlyigimamelia’ym, sliding her right foot on the other one proceeding to move her right feet behind her, taking a stance.

    ''Back... Off..!'' She screeched in a distorted voice with all of the anger she had inside her, coming from her lack of momentum to keep the most valuable warriors in the group intact. With heat oozing out of her body. Small traces of flames began to leave her recent scars, slowly cauterizing away as more flames began to show from the cinders on her, slowly embracing Fyn in warmth as it left Kaira's body, trying herself to soothe the panicked healer behind her.
     
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    Despite his injuries, Azam was fast, and yet even with her detours, Kaira was faster. Disregarding her own flesh being shredded to bits as she darted through the crystal poles that stretched across the room, Kaira drove straight through the Dlyigimamelia’ym’s protective cage. Any normal person, even a skilled warrior of high caliber would have been killed if they were to recreate that stunt, yet Kaira remained mostly intact with unknown fire healing her wounds.

    With a spin of her might sword, she wedged herself between the Dlyigimamelia’ym and Fyn, forcing the creature to move back away from the fiery warrior to avoid any direct or indirect damage. At that moment, a spear found its way through the protective cage and dug into the creature's side, its back to the unknown assailant. Kaira’s maneuver put the Dlyigimamelia’ym in a better position for Azam to strike, the spear’s momentum carrying it to pierce through the creature’s side near where karia’s sword still lay embedded from before.

    With a quick glance at the spear the Dlyigimamelia’ym grabbed it, yanked it out of Azam’s hand, ripped it out of its own body and swung it over head, the back end striking one of the crystal rods that traveled nearest Kaira. A slight ping echoed through the chamber, resonating through the metal of the spear. The crystal bar it hit happened to be the one that was stuck through Fyn’s thigh. Immediately spikes began to grow from the crystal, longer than the others in an attempt to harm Kaira further. Fyn cried out as the spikes grew through her leg, barely reaching her pelvis. She gripped on the bar that went through her left forearm to keep herself from gripping on the spike that had now grown spikes.

    The Dlyigimamelia’ym let go of the spear and flew upwards leaving the crystal spikes to finish growing. The spear it had used to instigate the growth became imbedded to the rod, impossibly stuck between the spikes. Once it had risen several meters above Azam or Kaira’s reach, it placed its hand on one of the bars that reached over both of them. It shattered, and by merely dropping its hand the Dlyigimamelia’ym forced it to rain with precision sharp crystal shards on Azam and Kaira’s current position.
     
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    Turning her attention to the screaming, Fyn, who had spikes growing from the one's within her, trying to spike through Kaira who had just barely manage to move her right leg sideways, barely dodging the crystal coming for her. Stepping both her feet behind the crystal bar, the Dlyigimamelia’ym had flown upwards, holding one of the bars that were both over her own head and Azam's. Breaking it into pieces, a wave of shard began to rain on Kaira and Azam position with utmost precision. About to dodge back out of the cage, Kaira flinched, leaving her greatsword to fall on the ground with her hilt on the ground and the tip on one of the crystal bars.

    Putting both her arms in front of her face, she began tanking the rain of pain that came her way. She could of easily move out of the way with a smaller degree of damage on her, but doing so would of let the shards hit Fyn who remained stuck on the wall. Looking down, the shards dug in her flesh, slowed down by her thick armor, these crystal shards were sharper than a blade, but thanks to her armor they hadn't made it through her. With the shards done raining on her, Kaira gave the room a quick glance to see who remained on their two legs.

    One had grasped her attention, the Archer from earlier who was also pierced by one of the spikes in the foot, leaving her hands intact. With the Dlyigimamelia’ym in the air, it was an easy target, but also easy for it to run through it's own hell of a cage. Now able to move again, Kaira had to resolve to extreme ways once again, dashing towards her greatsword which still remained on the bar, it was the perfect staircase for her. Contact seemed to spout more of those impaling bars along with the Dlyigimamelia’ym's will, it left no room for mistake on Kaira's end. With the bottom of the room filled with spikes, the higher ground remained more intact, with less spikes than bellow thanks to the lack of presence, it was the perfect place for a free shot.

    Running up her sword as the spikes shred small chunks of flesh, it's thick back made it much more easier for her to run on it without falling face first on it. Reaching the tip, Kaira launched herself on another bar, using it for an instant to properly launch herself towards the Dlyigimamelia’ym, taking the throwing dagger she had in her mouth with her right hand. Without her powers she would of never been able to reach it, let along get here and in here to save Fyn out of it's thirsty mouth. In reach of the Dlyigimamelia’ym legs with her dagger, one spike grew out on her right side out from one of the current bars, stabbing through her side, stopping her movement. Not done with her diversion, Kaira forced it to go higher as she swung at it's leg, trying to cut it so it wouldn't move too much for the Archer down bellow. Grabbing one of the two remaining daggers with her other hand, she kept this one at close bay in case it tried to eat her, preparing for a stab in the inside of it's mouth, hoping someone would catch her if killing this thing would make the spikes spreak. Either way, there was not much anyone can do with the current Dlyigimamelia’ym positioning.
     
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