The shift in the air suddenly changed as the Caretaker of the Lookout... someone whom she had confided with, and thought had come to understand herself better through their talks... suddenly turned against the Saiyan Habana, whom just moments before he had been agreeing with to try and take on the Mazoku forces led by Xylo in the Capital. Lusca stood there, silent for a moment, trying to comprehend what was going on before she decided to take the only course of action available to her. The feminine Namekian tried to grab hold of Accordio, attempting to knock him out if he resisted, and began to try and escape from this location.
Even with the power increase she'd received from the Guru unlocking the power hidden within her, there was no way she'd be able to do anything against Walker's immense power. And if he was working with Xylo, then that meant his next likely target would be the leader of the Dragon Caste, the Guru... Accordio. Her mission was, and still is to protect the Guru. She couldn't think right now about what she'd just witnessed, what it meant for Namek right now. Her first and only priority was ensuring Accordio survived. The feminine Namekian could only hope though that the Saiyans and the Majin would be able to handle the now rogue Walker... because if they couldn't, then Namek was doomed to suffer at the hands of the Demon Caste...
Attempting to escape the thread with Accordio, will take PL :3
”My apologies Habana.” Shemha responded as a grin tugged at the corner of her motuh, well aware that the soon to be Queen’s summons were more abrupt than she was used to. That said she didn’t appear to be upset. Instead, like a true commander of her class she immediately set to work on the issue at hand.
Although a member of the SSE for some time now, Shemha’s role was mainly a passive one. She gathered information and worked with other members of the Empire, but beyond that she took little open action in the empires name. Because of this, today was the first time she witnessed Habana in a live situation like this. For a woman who originally tricked Shemha into believing she was someone else, the hybrid was all business when it came time to act.
As Accordio voiced his desire to accompany the troupe into battle, she nodded her agreement. She wanted to assist and if the Guru was with them, protecting him could still remain her secondary objective. This creature that she sensed off in the same direction that Mayze’s signature flared was a powerful threat, one that only their combined strength could topple.
If only she hadn’t misjudged the demon that stood amongst them.
”I shall…” Shemha began before the rest of her statement was drowned out by the roar of energy that rushed past her, the pledge to aid Habana heard by no one as Walker made his move. The Majin deceived many with her hidden allegiance to the SSE, yet she failed to see the deception right in front of her.
The powerful blast reached a height of power that surpassed her by leagues and stretched beyond what she knew Habana to be capable of. Unable to see through the blinding light, all she saw as it faded was the sundered ground where Habana and Jala once stood. The attempt to protect Namek from its foes had already failed.
A glance revealed the short distance Walker put between himself and the group after his blast while Lusca leapt to the Guru’s side. Words failed her at the sudden change of events, just like she had failed Habana and Accordio. She supposed there was nothing to be said, no apology that would change what just transpired or the events likely to follow. All she could do was act in the best interest of those she remained loyal to for in the end, despite her glaring short comings; she was at least a loyal soldier.
With a quick shift, she positioned herself between Walker and the fleeing Lusca. Dark eyes back to their normal calm state after the initial shock passed, focused on the threat before her. His appearance had changed nearly as much as his allegiance. Perhaps it was a reflection of of his increase in power or a result of the attack he just launched, she was unsure and in the end it didn't matter. Shemha wanted to rush forward and lash out, but she knew her energy was better spent in a defensive game. So she waited, several feet off the ground as she held her position between the Namekians and strange creature, energy gathering within her to prepare for whatever her new foe might try next.
She said nothing. Walker knew what he was and now she did as well. No insult or harsh statement would alter their perspectives on one another. All that mattered was that Accordio lived.
(Note your actual max pl atm is 12,230,724 and your Kikoho is 16,266,863 not that it matters too much!) (Forgot to note it before since I didn't expect a fight but it hasn't changed since I've had nothing graded so Habana's Base PL is 269,784) Habana raised an eyebrow at the massive increase in power from the tree, he was by far one of the strongest warriors she had ever felt comparable to the likes of Zucceta, Bing, and from her understanding the Earth’s Premier Vi-Poi. He took a few moments to do some quick tests of his new strength all the while Habana was reading out comparing his power to the other warrior, the strongest one out there that seemed to radiate an aura of malice. The tree was strong, but would not stand a chance at least not alone. He seemed confident enough but with sudden power generally came a feeling of invincibility. Habana had felt it after transforming and after her first test of her power after the fruit.
Habana stifled a groan as Accordio spoke up proclaiming a distaste for her intention to keep him safe here or better yet even further away. He brought up that his companion had a power comparable to Shemha to which Habana fully intended a lengthy explanation for the young Guru. She intended to let him know that his safety was just as important as dealing with the enemies of Namek, that if the worst were to come about that they would need him, his guardians, and Jala to go out and find those who would be able to deal with this
In a perfect world Habana would have given Zucceta a call and brought her in on this, but a bit of personal pride (and arrogance) nixed that idea, what Queen would she be if she had to call in Zucceta to protect Namek? If she could not protect Namek how could she expect to protect Vegeta itself?
Habana was about to start her argument to Accordio, peppering it with a request for him to perform whatever he had just done on the tree to her as well to increase their odds and as a means of helping him understand that he need not actively fight in order to be of aid to the defense of Namek. Of course, she was rather promptly cut off by the Tree appearing before her and vaporizing her in a matter of seconds.
That had been a truly disturbing vision of what was to come, Habana’s eyes glassing over briefly as she’d been comparing the powers of the Tree and the Other Power. It made a certain kind of sense though, OF COURSE the tree was some sort of traitorous bastard, that WOULD be her luck. Plucked from Earth in an instant with little to no information on the situation she’d sort of been banking on the Tree’s aid. It had been all that was keeping her fury in check.
Her glimpse into the future, however, showed her just a possible future, the most immediately likely one. But now there was one rather substantial change to the course of events. Not only did Habana lack a stopper on the fury of simply being in the presence of the creature that had sought to destroy her people, not only had he lied to them all claiming that he sought atonement for that.
He’d revealed himself as a traitor.
And BOY OH BOY if there was anything Habana could firmly say she hated it was a traitor.
He was testing his power again (or rather for the first time?) Habana could barely keep herself together as she watched him, glad that she’d not been masking her contempt for its existence before as her expression grew more furious and she prepared herself to let it all go once he made his move.
Attacking first, much as she wanted to, would be BAD. It would make her look to be in the wrong and potentially turn the others against her. So she seethed and waited until suddenly he was in front of her (again?).
And she let go of her control of her emotions, control built for so long since she’d been named Commander by Zucceta, she’d needed to keep herself in check then. She wanted to make the Empire a better place and having a wildly temperamental Commander would to her people no good even if restraint had not been in her nature.
Everything seemed to slow to a crawl in those brief seconds between the Tree appearing before her and Habana letting go, her aura flared up in an instant briefly purple before exploding into radiant gold the same sort of gold that was very quickly closing the small gap between them, with her restraint gone however so to seemed to melt away what Habana had felt as a sort of ‘ceiling’ on her power.
She’d been trying very hard to accomplish what Zucceta had on Kanassa (well the transforming parts, not so much the murder and devastation of a planet) the new form had fascinated Habana but ultimately seemed outside her grasp, ultimately she’d let distractions like helping Namek, normal Commander work, and preparations for taking the throne distract her.
She had no distractions now, and evidently, no limits, her aura burned even brighter as Habana raise a hand and unleashed her own technique against the ‘Kikoho’ she’d need something good to fend all that power off, but she couldn't throw everything into her defense, it would leave her far too open afterwards and also give her no substantial means of TEARING THE TREE LIMB FROM LIMB
Habana released a Force Barrier between her and the oncoming blast and brace herself for the inevitable. The two techniques clashed in a mighty explosion, one that would very much give at least the brief impression that the Tree had succeeded in his attempt to kill her, long enough for him to even give word to someone named Alistair that he would be there soon.
In the smoke Habana’s body shook, half with rage and half from the searing pain of having her barrier shattered against her and the remnants of the Tree’s own attack pummel into her immediately after, her heels had scraped huge grooves in the ground as the blast had pushed against her trying to send her flying if it could not consume her. But she refused to be thrown away.
The dust would begin to settle and as it did it would reveal that the soon-to-be Queen of the Saiyans was quite alive, her armor was cracked and in some places outright broken and a none to pleasant looking wound had been opened on her forehead letting blood flow down her face. But she was still very much alive and radiating far more power than before.
She smirked at the Tree before doing a bit of a vanishing act herself, rather than appearing before him however she would appear before the Guru briefly turning to him “I hope you can do whatever you did for that thing for me fast. I need whatever power you can give” she stated part of her trying its best to maintain something of a non-threatening tone with the Guru as she knew he was neither a threat not likely an Enemy.
She then turned back to the Tree her energy sparking around her like electricity “Because it looks like I’m taking another page out of Zucceta’s book” she snapped her arm to one side enveloping it in energy that quickly condensed to form a blade “It’s time for a bit of gardening”
[Applying for SSJ2 though I was told this sitch would make for an apt trigger.]
[SSJ2 Habana PL: 7,284,168]
[UP2 Force Barrier used against Kikoho 16,266,863 - 4,807,551 = 11,459,312 / 2 = 5,729,656. Habana has taken a VERY MIGHTY BLOW OH GOD MY LIVING PARTS]
After finishing his business with Mr. Walker, he approached Miss Habana, so he can put forth his few cents on the matter of assisting them. Everything was going according to plan, with a lot of people here, taking care of the new threat on Namek was going to be a complete cinch. Each person there was trusted by the young Guru, some through assisting him directly, another through assistance indirectly, and the third being the person who swore an entire planet's people that they'd protect the people who live upon the planet of green people. Though, for whatever reason, he could feel some unease with Habana on some degree, though he had no clue as to why.
In just a few short moments, everything became clear to him. Accordio, being near proximity of Habana, was blasted back a bit due to the sudden attack of the tree man, doing his damnedest to eradicate the woman just a yard away from him. Insane powers collided, smoke filling the area due to the two super powers around them. Accordio's eyes becoming dish pans, wide with utter shock at the atrocity that was just committed.
Turning his rigid gaze towards the location of Habana and the scarred lands behind her, his heart was at ease when he could still feel her soul within the dust and debris. Though her appearance was rather horrid due to practically being blasted half way to hell, Miss Habana was most definitely still alive.
As he breathed a sigh of relief, he felt a stinging sensation ring through his neck quite suddenly, as Miss Lusca took the opportunity to try and knock him out. If Accordio's muscles weren't tense from the traitorous acts from the wood man himself, the small namekian would surely have been dozing off while everyone else fought for their lives. Instead, his muscles absorbed the attack rather well, and the guru well aware that someone was trying to drag him away by the clothing he was wearing. In a quick fashion, Accordio pulled on his sash, loosening it up and then followed it up by pulling his arms within said robes, letting him slip through his torso clothing quite quickly.
Now only wearing a pair of slacks and the normal namekian pointed shoes, he turned his head to see Lusca, the one who was trying to drag him away from the action. Smiling softly, as he could easily infer her actions just by using simple logic, he would say to her, "Miss Lusca... Thanks, but... I apologize. I'm needed here, right now..."
Turning his head to meet the vacant burning slots which could be considered the eyes of Walker, his soft smile disappeared, his visage replacing it with a glare that could kill someone.
"Someone... No, Something decided to use us... Betray us for their own gain. And I am not one to let a walking pile of sticks make utter fools of us! Lusca, you can stay or go, but for as weak as I am, I can not let this transgression pass."
The more he looked at Walker, the more dark feelings filled his soul. This walking fireplace had came to Namek, promising to assist the Guru in protecting the planet and its people by helping out with the dragon ball collection. Earnest in his actions and words, in the young Namekian's eyes at least, earning a place of trust. Then burning such desires by trying to kill one of the ones Accordio looked up to, a person who was actually true to their word in assisting the people of Namek. This Walker, in less than a minute, became a worse person than the one who actually destroyed the planet, for using the people for his own gains.
Eyes trained on Walker, he heard the words filling the air, Miss Habana actually asking for whatever he did to Walker. Biting his own lip as he started to realize his own limits, he could probably do this twice more before having no energy to use in the slightest. But considering what the group was facing at the moment, any assistance was better than none. Approaching Miss Habana from behind, Accordio would start to hover in the air, his hand planted firmly on her vertebrae as his own mystic energy flowed from him once more, giving the Saiyan Queen that little bit of extra power to help stand up to this blasted fiend.
All the while, the snarky child would say, "Miss Habana, Miss Shemha, Miss Lusca, by all means, this garden has wilted. Let's burn it down to the ground!"
Accordio unlocking Habana's Hidden Potential
All the while, Dion was just standing off to the side, jaw dropped as much as possible as he witnessed everything that had occurred right before his very eyes. Someone whom he trusted, as Accordio had done just recently, betrayed said trust, Accordio nearly being Gurunapped, and now a blasted fight was about to erupt.
Moving a rather slack arm to his own jaw, he closed it manually while turning his gaze to the now White wood Walker fellow. Removing his teal colored hand from his own jaw, he started to swing his arm around in a circle, letting his own momentum start to spin him in a circle in spot. Letting his own ego and personality take over and bloom, the spinning Dion lifted up a leg, stretching practically upright while doing his spins, before slamming it down into the ground toward Walker, cracking the Namekian ground below his own feet. At the same time, he tilted his body forward, pointing both of his fingers to his side with his head in the middle while tilting his own body. If anyone in this day and age knew what this was, they would wonder if they could fuse with Dion if they produced the same exact pose... Except his head was pointed directly at the Birch Menace in front of them, a serious glare coming from the silly posed guardian.
"Vile monster from the hellish lands below, you have made an error in your judgement. You have garnered the very trust of all the people here, just to smash it underneath the roots you call a foot. Smashing EACH and EVERY one of our hopes and dreams into smithereeeeeeens no less. WELL, do I have an offer for you. We'll just crush your own body in the same way you crushed our alliances, Burning your body down to ash the same way you burnt the bridges of our bonds!"
Slinking his body from his fusion-dance pose of aggression back to an upright position with separated feet, actually standing upright like a normal person in a fighting stance. His body began to steam as he started to funnel his energy throughout his body, power loading his own arms with the utmost energy necessary to try and punch a hole straight through the body of this menace. "Your days of destruction have come to an end, for you foolishly allowed me to come into existence... I, DION, and Accordio and his dutiful allies, will end your reign of backstabbery you Patkura!"
Dion has started to charge his power...
Charging [MP3] King Kong Cannon, Going from 100% -> 200% Next post
As the smoke cleared, the tree sighed, watching impassively as he saw Lusca trying to flee with Accordio, and Shemha floating there, Ki gathering. "We have spoken. You impressed me. You have this once chance to leave this planet. I'm not giving another." He slowly cracked his neck, bringing his hands up into a fighting pose, tail lashing the air. There was a cold, empty feeling in his heart. Up until the end, he had been hesitating. He had almost fallen from his chosen path.
In the end, he didn't really want to kill them, but what did it matter if he did? They'd be back soon enough. The foolishness of believing death to be the end was more than apparent at this point. He had chosen to help Xylo in the end, and the reason was simple. He couldn't take it anymore. He couldn't take watching the idiocy of the so-called "Heroes" of earth, their merciful treatment of people who could easily be killed and avoid harming anyone else. Zuccetta, Plato, even Arias, they had been allowed to live and it had been a mistake. Therefore, he had decided on this path. He knew it was one that, in their close-minded states, would never allow his former friends to forgive him. In the end, he would give this galaxy order if they refused to do so themselves. His mind flashed angrily to all the chaos that could have been stopped if Vipoi had left Earth, if the Z-Fighters had bothered to actually go to Namek or Kanassa.
It was already apparent that the queen was still alive, he could sense her Ki jumping. It seemed she had unlocked the Ascended Super Saiyan form that the Queen, Kaula and Etoru had unlocked. Still... her power was nowhere near as high as theirs had been. It was just over half his own. Strong, but not his equal.
With her smirk, he did not reciprocate, and as she attempted to blur away, he followed casually. Standing not far away from the two, he shrugged. "Go ahead. I've seen you use it on Lusca and myself. It won't make a difference." Rising upwards, he stood in the middle of the air, and looked around. As the queen turned back, announcing some dramatic line, he had to sigh. It seemed the trash talk was still necessary.
When Accordio responded in a similar manner, however, he had to sigh. "Burning? Really? I grow tired of people thinking this is clever. You want burning?" He shuddered, and the white-wood of his body seemed to shimmer. His eyes, hair, and tail flickered.
"Let me show you BURNING."
The fire in his eyes flared, and purple flame began to burn from where his hair and tail's needles lay. It was just possible to see the needles beneath. The tree's "skin" had always been slightly flickering, if one looked close enough, and this moment should make it clear why. It wasn't merely wood, at this stage. It was a burning coal, and it had been stoked.
With a sudden call, the newly summoned Dion joined the fight, energy charging as well. It seemed everyone was focused on him.
Without a word, he raised his hand and opened a portal. A group of wooden creatures suddenly appeared, converging on Accordio. Bastion, and several soldiers of Wild Hunt, all aiming hands at him at once. They fired. Staring at the charging defenders, Walker tilted his head slightly. "Better choose quick."
Bastion [Current PL: 94,078] Utilizing his x3: 282,235 [Buzzsaw Yggdrasil] Aimed at Accordio for 282,235 Damage KP 0/3
Wild Hunt Soldiers (x5) PL: 5,000 [Verdant Blast] Aimed at Accordio (x5) for 1667 PL Damage (8333) KP: 2/3
Habana’s allowed a small grin as she heard the tree offer a chance for them to leave. “How convenient that you offer this chance now that your victory is less certain,” Habana said a small hint of amusement creeping into her voice despite her rage, it really was quite amusing that the tree wanted to make the offer now. Habana had no interest in taking it up on its offer, frankly speaking, she didn't trust the tree to hold up its end of the bargain, it was more likely that it would try to attack them when they turned their backs on it to flee.
Habana would give the others a brief look in an effort to convey that if they DID want to make a break for it they were welcome to do so. She’d think no less of the weaker warriors escaping and truthfully she WANTED Accordio to make a break for it though at this point she knew that was entirely unlikely. The tree could probably bare down on him personally and he’d probably still stand his ground. The little Namekian had all the pride of a Saiyan and as frustrating as it was she had to respect that.
Habana glared as the tree flared his energy causing purple fire to surge from inside him, she bid her own power to rise as well causing a surge in her aura and a momentary increase in the rate of sparking ki around her, it also caused her tattoos to begin slowly creeping higher twisting from her chest up around her neck and arms just as they had back during the invasion against Maeve.
Habana felt the arrival of several new sets power signatures that were strangely similar in feeling to the tree, the tree spoke up telling them they needed to choose “No” was her simple answer.
“GRAND ARROW” Roared the returning General Jala a single outstretched palm at Bastion in an effort to weaken whatever attack he was using to attack the Guru, her scouter indicated that the wooden creature’s attack would most likely make it through the Grand Arrow an unfortunate and frustrating fact but it would almost certainly be battered down enough to allow the Guru to mitigate what remained to a substantial degree. Not quite finished, however, Jala would tear forward seeking to deck Bastion in the face though she would most likely only reach him after he’d finished his attack on the Guru.
This however still left the squadron of wild hunt soldiers firing on the Guru, there attacks while not exceptionally strong were plentiful. The blasts would sail in Accordio’s direction unerringly until just before they would strike the young Namekian, they, however, would not quite reach him instead of being intercepted by another Namekian. Raca at this time wished that he possessed a technique able to be divided as it would have made protecting the Guru MUCH less painful, due to his lack of a splitting technique he’d needed to take all five blasts himself each causing a painful-looking wound spread around his chest and shoulders.
But the Guru’s life was quite a bit more important than his own and the blasts were nowhere near strong enough to kill him even if combined, now, however, he intended to take a note from Commander Habana, and let himself get a bit mad. His aura flared around him as he sprung forward at the squadron “BURN” he roared before golden flames erupted from his mouth onto the nearest soldier.
Habana smirked again as the duo attacked the Trees forces keeping her attention on the tree as she knew that they would handle his forces and at worst the others were also strong enough to handle any minor threats. Rolling her shoulder Habana launched forward at the tree closing the distance between them as quick as her new power would allow in order to take a quick swipe at the tree’s face with her Kinetic Blade followed by a few quick but vicious stabs at his chest in the general area of where a heart was in most species of living creature. Idly she wondered if he even had internal organs to puncture, she’d know soon enough with any luck.
She didn’t particularly expect any of these blows to kill him, even the headshot was not likely to accomplish that considering the gap in power between them. But any damage she could inflict right now was good enough in her mind. She needed a bit more time to recuperate her power so with luck this would draw the tree into a brief brawl.
[SSJ2 Habana PL: 7,689,168] [2/3 KP] 1 KP regained, no tech use, Habana attacks Walker with her Kinetic Blade.
[Overdrive Jala PL: 213,588] [0/3 KP] Grand Arrow[MP3] Used | 282,235 PL - 213,588 = 68.647 still coming at Accordio
[Raca PL: 50,000] [2/3 KP] Took the attacks aimed at Accordio, fired a Porunga’s Wrath[N1] for 16,500 PL at a Wild Hunt Soldier
Lusca blinked as Accordio slipped past her and managed to get the Saiyan woman powered up enough to be able to survive Walker's sudden betrayal. When he gave his speech, the feminine Namekian could only sigh and shake her head before stepping between him and Walker. "Well if you're insisting on staying, then I've got no choice but to stick with you." she said, forcing herself to smirk. "I am meant to protect you after all." she said, whilst inside her mind she was cursing herself for not seeing this coming sooner.
Walker had mentioned that he was somewhat related to Xylo, and the way his words sounded now and how they reflected the words he'd said when they'd last met... She was a complete and utter fool. And worst of all... she had felt some kind of resonance with his words. Lusca had thought that meant she had found some sort of anchor, but instead discovered that she was more adrift now than she had been before.
But, that was the past, and right here and now in the present she had a job to do. Walker had summoned his "children" and they were coming towards the Guru at full pelt. The attack they had fired towards him, she might be able to do something about it now in her current state, although if they fired another volley afterwards... that fear was allayed though when Habana's companion went to intercept the enemy's attack with one of her own. She gave the Saiyan a quick nod before swiftly spinning her staff and infusing it with her energy to block the incoming attack.
With her new power, the attack became as nothing more than a mere breeze on the wind after she'd stopped it reaching Accordio.
PL: 52,811 Weighted PL: 26,405.5 Caste Hero Trans (x7) PL: 184,838.5
Using [UP2] Rapid Spin Barrier: Through some proper Ki Manipulation, you've gained the ability to summon a barrier made of Ki! It charges at 66% per turn, and if the Barrier is broken by a technique, any bleed-through damage is halved (IE: If a Ki Barrier had 2,000 PL, and was broken by a 3,000 PL attack, the bleed-through damage would be 500 PL instead of 1,000).
Shemha felt it and to say she was pleased was an understatement.
Habana’s signature resurfaced after the powerful blast from Walker dissipated and was stronger for it, the future Queen ever impressive. The energy that the Majin gathered within her was intended to aid in the Guru’s escape, but now she could re-purpose it and with Habana very much still in the fight, this was far from over.
Unexpectedly the creature that chose to betray her allies offered her one chance at escape, the choice to turn and leave so that she might guarantee her survival. Had she been an individual of less conviction she likely would have taken it. The Majin’s personal code didn’t allow it, never were her personal desires held above those she swore her allegiance to. Perhaps if Walker had taken the time to know her better, he would have realized this. Then, just maybe he would have come to a different decision this day.
Further along that line, the tree like creature didn’t understand how close their views were on those that defended planet Earth. There were several, the android known as Vi-Poi the most prominent, that Shemha believed deserved harsh judgment for their actions in the past. Habana was only recently appointed Queen and while that was a fact Walker might have yet to learn, the potential for an alliance with the Empire had existed. Now, he would ever be its enemy and any hopes of bringing his version of justice to the galaxy would be challenged by the SSE.
”We have spoken. That is why you should already know I will not abandon Accordio.” Shemha responded, just before Walker introduced his allies to the fight.
From her position, closer to Walker than the others, she did not see the sextet arrive, but she sensed them. The mixture of blasts and defensive maneuvers behind her was hard to track even with the aid of her scouter, but she trusted in those that shared her desire to protect Namek. Thus her focused remained on Walker, same neutral expression plastered across her face despite the relief she felt in Habana’s survival.
Unlike the others, the simple response to his offer was all she said. Shemha held nothing against those who let their passion and instincts guide them in combat, but she was a creature of logic and control. Admittedly her time on Namek introduced her to several situations were that control of her emotions wavered, mainly in regards to the revelation that powerful artifacts like the Dragon Balls existed. Here however, she remained calm and collected.
Shemha maintained her position between her allies and the most powerful of their foes. The energy within her continued to grow as small red sparks of energy danced across her slender frame. Like the rest, she could not challenge him individual, but collectively they had a chance. She was prepared to play whatever role was demanded of her.
Shemha rejects Walker’s offer to take her leave and continues to charge.
It seems I labelled my charge wrong in the last post. Using her Deceptive Charge technique, Shemha is able to charge without declaring what she is charging for. Instead of listing a percent charge, it was clarified that I should just list what charge I am on then adjust the numbers appropriately when the time comes. Sorry for the confusion!
As Accordio made his declaration of war against the woodman, it seemed that the villain himself seemed none too impressed about the phrase used, as it seemed it was a rather common kind of saying used against him. To be fair, in retrospect, Accordio could have been more clever to make his own speech sound much more grandiose, but this was not a time for talk. In fact, even if he had a much more clever thing to say, it was more likely that he would go with the easiest saying to use due to the anger Accordio had for Walker. Still unable to get over the fact that the wood man had decided to try and actually use their people for his own selfish gains. This one fact alone was unforgivable in the little child.
Then Lusca decided to stand in between Walker and Accordio in a bit of distance, while saying that she was not going to leave Accordio to fend for himself. Then one by one, others started to claim that they were not going to abandon the group, voting to stay here and to start the first unofficial Namekian Tree Burning event. Though, as Accordio opened his mouth to speak, he would bear witness to Walker interrupt them all, speaking about how he was going to show what true burning was. Then making a pointless display of his rage, though his power was rather overbearing upon the entire group.
What happened next happened too fast for the Guru, as a portal opened up in which many of Walker's own warriors came out, all of which aiming to try and attack the weakest link of the entire group... Accordio. Though it was thanks to the combined efforts of Miss Habana's allies and Miss Lusca that the lesser warriors were able to be easily stopped, and the attack of the Walker lookalike was brought to a sudden halt. Even Dion was prepared to change the target of his own attack, but noticing the movements of the allies pretty much told him that they had everything under control!
And the first thought that came through the young guru's mind after he was nearly destroyed by a combined effort of Walker's people, was the fact that Walker was an even worse person than he had originally thought. Well, worse in two ways. The first of which was trying to kill the weakest link in order to pick each person one by one, even though there were stronger people that posed a larger threat, which made Walker worse in his divvying up of targets. The second was that Walker had no qualms about killing the person whom was the only reason why he gained such a massive power boost in the shortest period of time, strongly reaffirming Accordio's own belief that Walker was only using the Namekian people... Probably never even thinking once that Accordio and friends were his own allies.
The shirtless guru, through his rage, started to grow in size in correlation to his own strength, as Accordio saw no need to hold back. While expanding in size, the growing child leader would begin speaking towards Walker, "Well, seeing as you truly are a heartless being, trying to get rid of us after using us for your own gain... Making us think you were an ally, while you probably prepared to stab us back from the moment you laid eyes on us... There is no way I'm going to run away, not when monsters like you threaten the peace of our people."
Reaching his peak size of almost twenty feet tall, vastly becoming much stronger and much larger than any of the wimpy warriors that stood around him. Smiling rather darkly, Accordio hopped in the air, while letting his body crash down as he shifted his own stance, aiming to stomp the remaining four soldiers straight into the ground underneath his own weight and strength. Turning his gaze to the teal skinned wish warrior on the ground, Accordio would address him, "Dion, Warrior of Porunga... Do not worry about be. Just focus your power, build it up in order to take the tree man down."
Although hesitating at answering at first, as Dion wanted to admit that he would try to protect Accordio if the time needs it, but could only say heartily, "A-As you wish Accordio~."
After everything was said and done, Accordio held out his hand, starting to amass energy within it as he prepared for whatever fresh hell was about to be sent their way, preparing a portal in order to stop whatever attack my come blasting towards the group in the near future, while Dion had done the same, preparing his almighty punch for the wooden backstabber.
Accordio transforms into Great Namek form, going from 33,095 ==> 132,380 PL
Accordio attempts to Stomp on the remaining four of Walker's Warrior's
Accordio starts charging [N1] Dark Hole Defense, going from 33% -> 66% next post
Dion continues charging [MP3] King Kong Cannon, going from 200% -> 300% next post
The look that Walker shot Habana was nothing less than utterly unimpressed. "I was not actually talking to you. I was talking to the soldier who brought you here. Her loyalty is something to be admired, in it's own way, even if it does stand in the way of my dream. She, perhaps, might understand what I seek. You, however, will be an issue. Hence why I intend to consign you to the Afterlife for the moment." His telepathic speech was calm, and relatively deadpan, which did not match his inferno-clad appearance, nor the flurry of blows with his fingers, now claws made from purple fire, which flew at Habana like a cyclone. He had promised Xylo he would do this when they last met, and they had almost swayed him from that path. The appearance of the SSE leader, however, had ended that chance.
As the second in command leapt in front of the shots, he exhaled, and flames soared towards one of the Legionnaires. The wooden creature chuckled, a second before the flames reached it. "I die so the Eternal Garden may one day grow." It's voice echoed, even as the flames consumed it utterly, it's final words for all the battlefield to hear. "WITNESS ME, BROTHERS!" The other Wild Hunt Legionnaires nodded as one, arms glowing as they prepared a follow-up blast. Bastion, meanwhile, brought his elbow to bear and hurtled towards Accordio, slamming his limb towards the grown Namekian's spine.
As quick as the Queen had become, she was a far cry from Walker's current strength. Her blade came jabbing at him, but the tree simply began to move back and forth, letting the blade whiff past him, or slapping his palm against her limb, knocking the shot wide. "Going for the heart? You clearly don't know much about plant-life." His tail whipped upwards from the right, and swung at her side, the flaming end intending to burn her, while his left leg bent in a manner no mammalian would be able to accomplish without some serious joint damage, a pincer attack intended to smash her from the left and the right.
Just as Habana was waiting for her Ki to regenerate, so too was Walker waiting for his to return. The Kikoho had been an extremely powerful attack, but it had drained his Ki significantly.
As the small form of Accordio swelled to more than twice Walker's own height, the various Wild Hunt Soldiers scattered to each side, flinging another volley at the Guru's ankles. It was minimal compared to the Guru's own minimal powerlevel, but the battle down there was a distraction, and everyone knew it.
Bringing his palms back, Walker cast a quick eye over the battlefield, taking in the current status. It was a tenuous balance, but not insurmountable. He would probably have to do something about either Shemha or Dion, though, they were currently charging and could genuinely be an issue if they were allowed to go unchecked for too long. However, right now...
His leg spun in a brutal hook kick, aimed at Habana's jaw, followed up with a blistering serious of knee jabs and elbows.
Lusca watched as Accordio began to swell in size, but noticed that Bastion was trying to use the increased mass to his advantage. She narrowed her eyes and surged up towards him, moving to intercept the blow the tree-like being had intended to land into the Guru's spine. The little ones trying to shoot at Accordio's feet she felt she could ignore, they would soon be dealt with. Bastion on the other hand, this one she would deal with personally.
The feminine Namekian thrust her bo staff towards Bastion's face in an attempt to intercept and deflect his attack that was meant for Accordio. "How could you do this? You're supposed to be protectors, and yet here you are siding with Xylo who wants nothing more than our destruction." she asked of the tree-like creature, knowing from her last encounter with him that her words would reach Walker's ears through the connection that the sentient tree had with his progeny.
“My statement stands, it's convenient you offer her an ‘escape’ only now. It’s like whatever certainty you might have had about your chances has dropped” Habana shot back her own unimpressed look at the tree, the telepathic speech was disconcerting, to say the least, but frankly she lacked the presence of mind to pay it enough heed to care much more than that, it was simply filed away as something to deal with later, improving up her mental defenses to prevent enemies even the chance at access to her thoughts. Though if the tree WAS in her mind beyond projecting he would presently be bombarded by the rage boiling away in her mind amplified by her transformation.
It was more than a little frustrating that despite her massive leap in strength the Tree still very easily outclassed her in a straight up fight. He batted away her strikes easily enough and mocked her for how she had attacked him, amusingly the Tree had actually provided a bit of useful information assuming in his arrogance he had spoken truthfully. She didn’t need to strike at the same sort of vital areas a normal warrior had, Habana was in fact NOT particularly well versed in the bodily structures of plants, she knew the roots were important to survival but generally the roots of a plant were also dug into the ground.
Habana resolved to simply obliterate the Tree in it’s entirety to save herself the headache of trying to identify what part of him was most important, if she DID find somewhere to stab that ended its life then she’d have the body looked over to better identify weak points for whenever the tree made his return, assuming one could come back from the dead AGAIN. Surely there was some sort of limit?
Perhaps another method of dealing with problematic entities such as the Tree would be needed. It was too risky to attempt placing it in Ultra-Max at the moment without some outside means of restricting its power.
Elsewhere Habana could feel the other warrior's powers flaring and surging, Shemha and Dion were doing the smart thing building up power while she held the Tree’s attention to at least some extent. The Trees forces, however, kept up their relentless attacks on Accordio, Raca had successfully dispatched one of the five weaker warriors he had brought forth and Jala and the other Namekian had defended the stronger creature’s attack as well.
Despite the new arrivals and even Accordio bolstering his power far beyond the weaker warriors ability to handle they focused their attention on the Guru.
Raca snarled as he took in another breath, stepping in the way of another blast aimed for Accordio this time however he unleashed his flames on the blast itself intending to overwhelm it and its creator as well. The fire would quite easily burn away the weaker technique and with little of its heat and power diminished it would seek to consume the soldier as well.
Jala meanwhile snarled in annoyance as the larger creature seemed intent to ignore her in spite of the fact she had made it obvious she intended to face it, it appeared she would need to make it a bit more clear that if it intended to harm the Guru it would need to go through her first. Rocketing through the air Jala placed herself between the creature and Accordio her arms raised high to block its attack, she would then attempt to follow up by taking a quick roundhouse kick aimed at the creature's skull.
The battle away from the Tree was going well, she could feel as much… her own battle was perhaps charitably described as ‘difficult’ the Tree struck quickly his tail swiping at her almost too quick for her to avoid, Habana, however, was luckily able to avoid its flames as she dipped backward using her hands to support herself the leg, however, was not so easily avoided while her focus was on the first attack.
Habana was struck hard and flipped through the air trying her best to roll with the blow to minimize its effectiveness she landed back on her feet a bit unsteadily, she was then promptly kicked in the jaw for her troubles and sent staggering back a few steps. Then the jabs came just a bit too quickly. Habana focused on her anger, it had done her well enough earlier when overcoming the pain of the remnants of the Kikoho.
Her mind once again focused Habana began narrowly avoiding the trees attacks using her own flexibility to do so, the tree would quickly find that while he had an unnatural sort of flexibility to his form, Habana was likewise not quite as stiff as the average warrior. And like the tree, she too possessed an additional limb, one she had trained away the natural weaknesses it possessed and honed into a capable weapon.
As soon as Habana found an opening in the Tree’s onslaught of attacks she would strike back just as furiously slicing and stabbing at any part of him her blade could reach while her tail snapped at him like a whip, on the belief the Tree lacked a traditional anatomy as he seemed to claim she no longer needed to slow her attacks to pick important spots. She could simply attack with the intent to wound him in any way possible.
[SSJ2 Habana PL: 7,689,168] [3/3 KP] 1 KP regained, no tech use, Habana attacks Walker with her Kinetic Blade and tail.
[Overdrive Jala PL: 213,588] [1/3 KP] Jala defends Accordio from Bastion's attack, strikes back with a kick of her own!
[Raca PL: 50,000] [1/3 KP] Fired a Porunga’s Wrath[N1] for 16,500 PL at a Wild Hunt Soldier's Verdant Blast[N1] 1,666 | 14,834 PL incoming at Soldier.
Walker voiced his respect for the loyalty Shemha prided herself on, yet in the same breath threatened to send her Commander and ally to the afterlife. Prior to all of this, brief as their interactions were, the Majin had held a certain degree of respect for the creature. Despite his obvious power he had choses to support the Guru of Namek and aid him in his quest to protect his people. That was what she had been led to believe. She saw his true colors now, another misguided individual that sought to press his own desires on those around him. Whatever his history was with Habana, was it truly enough to attempt her obliteration and break his alliance with Accordio? It seemed the Universe was full of hot headed fools.
Regardless of the respect once held for Walker, today she would help reduce the fool count by one.
Around her combat continued to swirl. At her back the melee of soldiers raged on in mosh pit fashion, chaos at home amongst the blasts and strikes that the collection of warriors aimed at one another. Then, at her front, Habana bravely engaged a warrior who was clearly her superior in terms of raw power with no hesitation. In her current static state, energy levels on the rise, Shemha was one of the few who had the time to appreciate the dance before her.
The golden female assaulted Walker with vigor and purpose. The Majin’s dark eyes shifted wildly to follow the exchange of blows; her companion’s strikes a near blur as she stabbed for the white creatures hide. Walker, for as a warrior Shemha could give credit to her enemies when it came to skill, looked to avoid the strikes with ease. Slight movements brought him just out of Habana’s attacks as his own limbs struck back for the soon to be Queen. Lacking in speed to match her powerful foe, she instead showcased her durability and flexibility.
How she wished she could aid the woman more directly. If only she possessed more power than the two of them could have rushed Walker to gain the numbers advantage. She understood their real win condition though and in order to give them the best chance she held herself back, pooling energy within her now trembling frame. Although her eyes followed the exchange between Habana and Walker, her body remained as still as she could keep it. The energy within her begged for release, she could feel it tugging at her. Part of her enjoyed the sensation beyond the stress it put on her body. This sort of strength was unlike any she had possessed before even if she would only be able to direct its release for a moment. Was this what Habana felt right now, yet with the ability to exert this type of energy with every blow? She dreamt of such power. Perhaps, if they survived this, the Super Saiyan would help her reach towards the lofty goal.
The now enlarged Guru man-child was completely prepared for battle at this point, as any time for talk has completely passed. Only focused right now on the area below him, in which the significantly weaker warriors continued to try and hurt the Guru. Each of their blasts slamming into the gigantic Guru, and yet their combined efforts would have slightly damaged him before, it only burnt small holes into his own pants, singing his own skin with their rather pathetic blasts. And despite the singing, Accordio winced a little, not used to feeling lethal pain to this degree, except for the cold death blow given to him way back when by the Robot Menace.
Letting his mind snap back to reality, the Guru turned his head as he could feel the strongest of Walker's own warriors try to snap an attack to the Guru's own back. Not wanting to face the attack like a coward, Accordio spun around, holding up his arms in order to try and block as much of the attack as possible, yet the attack never came because of the warrior that Miss Habana brought to the field. Once this was all over, the guru would be sure to give his thanks to this fellow. But he stopped his own mind from wandering, as that would be dangerous in such a dire situation. All he could do now was to build up his own energy further, needing to feel content with the strength of whatever protection someone may need in the near future.
In the mean time, Dion had begrudgingly followed the words of his own Guru, obviously seeing that the lower powered warriors were not able to even put a dent in the large guru. It was rather reassuring, as he would have been forced to disobey the words of his master in order to protect him. The guru's safety came first after all, and the energetic Dion could not wait to try and destroy the one who summoned these beings, who were oh so intent on taking the life of the guru.
Sorry for the short post, Accordio/Dion pretty much charging their abilities... Do-dooooo-dododo.
Dion's [MP3] King Kong Cannon will go from 300% => 400% next post
Accordio's [N1] Dark Hole Defense will go from 33% => 66% next post