Celmaru Waterfield Thread PL: 129,075 Deep in the far reaches of the massive forest, a plateau sat, buildings decorating it's sides and top. Around it, crumbling walls and odd changes in the earth where a city once sat. Now, only the center citadel was still whole. Roots curved around, holding things in place, and on the very peak stood a tree, moving about a garden and humming to himself.
Nearby, Slither coiled through the plants, as black branches rose around them, forming a courtyard of sorts. The wood was engraved with runes, which glowed dully, even in the early morning mist. Perking up suddenly, Walker peered out at the sky. "Well then. I believe we may be about to have guests."
(Sorry it's quite short, but in a bit of a rush. Would have had it at the Lookout, but Bing's gone so Walker's not letting people up there right now.)
Post by Celmaru Waterfield on Feb 11, 2016 23:11:10 GMT
An above average power level shot through the sky at a rapid speed. The power was accompanied by another, albeit smaller power. Celmaru Waterfield flew within the clouds, trying to track a much larger power source. His green wrist guards quivered in defiance against his actions.
"Celmaru....what is the reason for coming here?"
"There's a much larger power out here....I want to see who it is."
"Is that wise?"
"I'm sure they have much to tell about how they became so strong, so I'm sure its wise enough."
"What if this person is hostile?"
".....We can deal with that when it happens, Phae."
"I have a bad feeling about this..."
As he spoke to his wrist guards, a multiple ruins came into view, intriguing him further.
"The ki signature is coming from down there...."
"I still don't think this is wise, Celmaru."
Celmaru stopped in mid-air, attempting to look for the source of the ki signature with his own eyes. As he looked about, his wrist guards started to bubble, shifting its form into something else. They detached themselves from his wrists, fusing together to create the shape of a humanoid female. Phae Waterfield had returned to her humanoid state. Lowering her arms to hang around his neck, Phae clung to Celmaru's shoulders, adjusting herself briefly before tugging her husband.
"You may have a chance at being killed, Celmaru. I don't want to become a widow after only a week of marriage."
"H-Hey!....Don't tug at me like that!"
Blushing and only slightly fighting back against Phae's tugging, Celmaru tried to cease Phae's actions. Losing his concentration on his flight, Celmaru began to descend towards the ground. Celmaru couldn't keep his focus, and began to descend further.
"P-Phae, stop! I can't keep flying like this!"
"If it keeps you alive, then I don't care."
"If I hit the ground too hard, I will die!"
"You can take it."
"I still question why I keep letting you travel with me!"
Both Celmaru and Phae were plummeting faster and faster, almost hitting terminal velocity....they were rather high up after all. They both still argued back and forth as they fell, with Phae still tugging at Celmaru to turn and leave. Completely missing the overhead layer of leaves, the couple fell between the leafy canopy and inside a clearing. Somehow able to correct himself just before hitting the ground, Celmaru shifted his body to an upright position, landing on his feet. Unfortunately, he didn't stop immediately, forcing him to slide along the grassy floor due to his previous velocity. Digging his toes into the ground to slow his slippery movement, Celmaru eventually came to a stop, with small, solid, and deep line tracks behind him. Lurching forward from the awkward landing to balance himself, Celmaru waited until he came to a full stop. Looking at Phae, whom was still on his back, he tried to scold her in some way...despite how terrible he was at doing so.
"If you could, please never disrupt me as I fly again. Next time I could actually die, Phae."
Still hanging her arms around his neck, Phae lightly blushed, embarrassed.
"I get that you're trying to keep me alive, but sometimes you need to understand that I can tell if I'm about to die or not, okay?"
"Thank you Phae."
As he finished his sentence, Celmaru sighed as he stood to his full height. Looking around him, taking in the limited sights of the ruins within the forest, and the large structure they fell into, Celmaru continued to sense the larger power level.
"It doesn't seem to be here....but, I sense that its right around here..." Celmaru muttered, confused.
As confused as Celmaru was, he did notice the small animal named Slither appear, coiling around the branches around them. Phae noticed it first, and informed Celmaru of its presence. Poking his chest, Phae obtained his attention whilst pointing at Slither.
"Hm?....Oh, is that a snake?"
"No, its something different. It happens to be from something else."
"What do you mean by that?"
"Trying sensing the higher power again."
Celmaru tried to concentrate on the signature's source (Walker), and still sensed it from a smaller tree-like creature. The being itself was still taller than Celmaru, but it still easily looked smaller than the nearby tree, that of which was etched with dully glowing runes. Off-put by his immediate appearance, one of Celmaru's eyebrows shot up stiffly, signifying surprise. Crossing his arms, Celmaru spoke clearly.
Tilting his head, Walker stood still as the figure approached. In his head, Loccus prodded him, sending a flash of information as another figure seemed to appear next to the first one. Another Spirit, hmmm? Intriguing. Not a Genius Loci, but a spirit nonetheless. That was promising, at least.
As the fighter approached, looking around for something, Slither hummed as well. Between the serpent, the spirit, and the occasional intrusion from Cernunnos, Walker's mind was a rather busy place. As the being, a Half-Saiyan at a guess, spoke aloud, the tree finally moved. Limbs folding behind his back, he pulled back the hood of his robe and bowed. "Yes, I would be the source of the power. My name is Walker. As for how I obtained it.. I suppose a combination of rather intense training, and some inherent ability." Lifting his arm, he flexed it for a moment, then hooked a stone with his foot, tossing it up. As it tumbled down, he watched it. Right as it hit eye-level, his hand snapped out, and the falling stone was replaced by a small cloud of rock shards, which tumbled to the ground.
Shaking his hand slightly to dislodge the dust, Walker turned to the visitors. "Generally, I serve as the caretaker of the Lookout where Kami lives. He is... otherwise occupied, at the moment. As such, I am working on a pet project of sorts." Gesturing to the side, Walker nodded. From the ether, glowing motes of energy began to form.
Loccus, in all his indistinct form, materialized into view. "Greetings. I am the spirit of these Ruins. You may call me Loccus, my original name is far too difficult to pronounce. I am aiding.. Sir Walker?" He paused, then nodded. "Yes, that would be the appropriate honorific. Sir Walker here has been training here, under quite terrifying conditions." Shaking his head, the spirit glared at him. "100 times the normal gravity of this world seems excessively intense."
Placing his hand on the ground, Walker focused for a moment, and roots spiraled up, forming into a table. Stools sprung up a moment later. "Come, sit. I would be a poor host indeed if I left my guests standing."
Post by Celmaru Waterfield on Feb 13, 2016 22:43:09 GMT
"Intense training and inherent ability, huh...? Could he mean gravity training?" Celmaru mumbled as Walker pierced a stone with his arm.
Small stone shards flew about in the air, shortly falling to the ground soon after. The sudden action made Celmaru flinch slightly, but it was unnoticeable to anyone around him....as long as they weren't particularly perceptive. Phae, meanwhile, was still cautious about Walker's immense strength. Phae still wasn't sure if he was hostile or not.
"Well then, its a pleasure to meet someone as strong as you Walker. My name is Celmaru Waterfield, and this...er....is-"
"I am known as Phae Waterfield, I am Celmaru's wife....you cannot take him."
Phae gripped Celmaru's shoulders more tightly as she spoke, making sure that Celmaru wouldn't rip her off his shoulders.
".....You shouldn't do that to every person we meet."
"I don't know if they're trying to take you away from me."
"I don't think Walker would try to steal me from you."
"Sir, I apologize for Phae's actions in advance....she can be a bit.....er..."
Celmaru didn't know how to put it, he couldn't find the words to explain Phae. But as he faltered in his sentence, Walker continued to speak, stating his position in the world.
"You're.....the caretaker of the Lookout? Where Kami lives?! I find that hard to believe, sir."
Celmaru crossed his arms again, his shirt shifting along his chest to accommodate for the change in position. Phae moved upwards along Celmaru's back, allowing her to rest her head on Celmaru's. Celmaru's ears became pink involuntarily as she did so.
"And if Kami is occupied, what would he be doing? If you truly know the Kami of Earth, then surely you'd know where he went."
"Celmaru, something is starting to form around here...."
Celmaru ignored her remark. Walker continued to speak, meanwhile.
As soon as he finished speaking, a giant spirit of sorts appeared in front of them both, taking shape before their very eyes. The spirit appeared to wield a giant axe, just like the Zodiac Cow Chinatsu. Caught off-guard by such a creature appearing, Celmaru lowered his hands, although kept them ready to swing. Phae's left arm started to harden, sharpening to a fine point. She hid her arm behind her own back, preparing to strike. But as the creature known as Loccus spoke, Celmaru knew that it wasn't a major threat to them....at least by first impression. As the spirit finished, Celmaru started to speak in response.
"Quite an impressive friend you have here, Walker..." Celmaru said, briefly staring at Loccus, "But one hundred times Earth's normal gravity....that's impressive, I must say. I nearly died as a child under ten times normal gravity..."
Remembering that near fatal injury to his spine, Celmaru was still thankful he was still able to grow afterward. Walking into his Father's gravity chamber whilst it was active was a mistake Celmaru would never make again. Returning from his memories, Celmaru noticed that Walker had created a table out of roots, along with a few stools. Hearing Walker speak of his ability to be a host, Celmaru felt a shift in a certain seaweed girl on his back. Her left arm started to soften up, returning to it leafy appearance. Celmaru elbowed Phae in a subtle way, knowing what she had intended to do if the situation went south.
"We're alright Phae, don't worry."
Celmaru began to walk over to the root-table, placing his hand on the surface of it. Phae reluctantly slid off Celmaru's back, placing herself in a nearby seat shortly after. Following her example, Celmaru sat down in the stool next to Phae, allowing her to be within arms' reach of him.
"So...." Celmaru started, hoping to start a decent conversation, "If you really know the Kami of Earth, then how long has he been around?...And is he truly on the Lookout from the stories that I've been told?"
Celmaru was genuinely curious about Walker, since he supposedly knew about Kami, and he was such an interesting person to begin with; looking like a tree, having a guardian of the forest as his companion of sorts, possibly having a serpent-esqe pet, etc.
Settling down, Walker sat upon the ground. The tall tree's eyes, previously above the others, were now level with his two guests. The feminine shape upon Celmaru's back interested him. She appeared to be somewhat plant-like, but from Loccus's reaction, she was most likely a spirit of some kind. Intriguing. Bringing a tray out from somewhere, the tree began to produce tea ingredients, deftly mixing water and leaves. With a shuddering, two new arms came from his robes, reaching into the nearby basket for more items.
"I do indeed know Kami, hard as you may find that to believe. I was... asleep for quite a while. Before that, he was a human named Bing Gan, a fighter on my level of strength, perhaps a bit below. We were friends, perhaps rivals to an extent. At that time, Kami was a being named Scargot. His adopted daughter, Rei, made quite the stir." Leaning back a bit, he stared upwards.
"Bing replaced Scargot after he went missing, while I was asleep on the Lookout. I had to retreat within myself, for various reasons. During those months, the world... changed. Quite a bit. When I went to sleep, the Arcosians and Saiyans were busy fighting each other. Now..." Shaking his head, he chuckled, sounding a bit embarrassed. "Well, I am rambling. My apologies."
"You had asked about where he is now." Folding his hands, he leaned forward, much more serious in tone. "That is.. an unfortunately complicated thing to explain." His mind moved, for a moment, to the telepathic message that Bing had sent him before leaving. "Yes, he does live on the Lookout. If you think I am strong... He has become far mightier than I am." Gesturing upwards, he shrugged. "As for WHERE he is..."
"There is a plant, known as the Tree of Might. In exchange for consuming the life-force of a planet, it grants the user a massive boost in power. Your own would easily double, if not more." Leaning against his fist, the tree looked conflicted. "Bing.. my friend.. is currently going to face the Queen of the Saiyans in a duel to the death. They are not far removed from each other in power, and she has powerful subordinates. Though Earth does not know it, it's fate hangs by a thread, even now."
A humorless lilt in his voice, the Caretaker folded both hands in front of his face. "Earth survives only because of the few mighty warriors that protect it. If they vanish... this planet has no hope of existing should some empire choose otherwise. That is why I am here, now. I am... preparing in case of the end." Gesturing to the pair, he said, tone conversational once more, "What brings you to this area, anyway? Merely curious about my Ki signature? I assume it was not Slither that you felt." The snake climbed up the leg of the table, and peered at the two, a soft humming song echoing from nowhere as it swayed, staring curiously.
(( Sorry for making it grim, but Celmaru brought up a worrying topic for Treeman.))
Post by Celmaru Waterfield on Feb 14, 2016 3:13:29 GMT
Celmaru leaned in towards Walker as he spoke, interested in what information he was dispensing. He spoke of the Kami of Earth, and the one that came before him. Scargot, Rei, Bing Gan, those that he knew that were on the Lookout of God. Walker spoke of the Saiyans and the Arcose fighting one another, how the intergalactic tensions have shifted from them to Earth. Then he mentioned the Tree of Might.
"The Tree of Might?" Celmaru muttered, still listening intently, "......What!? The life force of an entire planet...for a power boost?! Who would-!"
Celmaru didn't finish his sentence, as Walker began to mention Bing once again...and the Queen of all Saiyans.
"The Queen?.....Are you saying that Lady Death is draining an entire planet of its life for a mere power boost?"
This was news for Celmaru....and not the good kind. He was raised upon the idea that the SSE was a strong and righteous empire, one that would slaughter the galaxy's enemies. Hearing that the Queen would be as selfish as to kill off a planet for her own gain was conflicting and shocking to him. Meanwhile, Phae was staring back and forth between Celmaru and Loccus, concerned for one, and cautious around the other. She had a slight feeling that she was being inspected, mainly by the giant spectral being known as Loccus. Shifting in her seat, she leaned in closer to Celmaru, picking at he dark green "clothing". As Celmaru wrote a conflicted expression on his face, Phae became even more concerned for Celmaru. Phae knew that Celmaru was raised in a way that would make the SSE look righteous and powerful, but Phae knew the true nature of the Saiyan's empire...she just couldn't tell her husband that truth.
"....If the Earth is in such a danger, then that Arcosian from a few days back seems insignificant....almost microscopic compared to this scale of distress, why wasn't I told of this earlier?"
Celmaru was still leaning against the table, but brought his hand up to slam it into the table, cracking the hardened roots that held it together.
"My Father never told me anything about this...or Ayumu, anyone...."
He dismissed the arcosian in his mind, and it was replaced with the imminent threat of the Saiyans...part of his own race. The Tree of Might, the Queen, Bing, any subordinates of the SSE, they were fighting somewhere in space, for their own causes, and for their lives. A simple image of his parents flashed in his mind, along with Ayumu, Hana, Chinatsu, and Mica. Looking at Phae for a mere moment, Celmaru listened to Walker and his grim information about Earth's survival.
Walker tried to change the subject, but Celmaru was still stuck on this grim story of his...but he still went with the subject change.
"I was curious, yes. I never get to meet many people stronger than me every day, you know. It just makes it more interesting if they're a different race than a Saiyan or Human. And no, I didn't sense Slither at first, it wasn't until Phae pointed him out to me that I finally sensed him....I'm rather new to sensing Ki, so cut me some slack if I get something wrong."
Making a sheepish expression, Celmaru merely looked away from Walker, facing the table as he closed his eyes for a moment.
".....One hundred and thirty thousand?" Celmaru stated, hoping he was correct, "Is that your measure of power? I'd like to say I'm lucky with this kind of thing...but whenever I sense an above-average power level, a number sort of forms in my head...sometimes I'm right, other times I'm not....I'd just like to get confirmation from you, sir."
Phae was slowly losing her form as Celmaru spoke...or rather rambled, sliding off her respective stool to get closer to Celmaru in a semi-sneaky fashion. Disappearing from her stool, she reappeared, standing behind Celmaru, once again wrapping her arms around his neck. This surprised Celmaru, and his ears became pink.
"Phae....why do you insist on coming into contact with me so often?"
"You feel warm, and its nice to be around you..."
Phae whispered this softly into his ear, giving Celmaru a slight shiver. Not wanting to embarrass himself in front of Walker or Loccus, Celmaru simply tried to ignore her as he changed the subject once again. Seeing Slither appear on the table, Celmaru began to speak once Walker answered.
"...How many of them are as strong as you?....If not stronger? I'd like to add two to that number soon enough."
A bright flame burst into existence within his eye, revealing his Saiyan nature within.
"And as for the 'end'....there's no way in Hell that I'm going to let that happen without a good fight. This is my home, and despite its flaws, I want this place to continue being my home."
"You've been on this planet in some form longer than I have Phae, so I believe you want this place to stay where it is."
Phae simply nodded in response. Looking back at Walker, Celmaru continued.
"If you're training to be able to defend this planet, then I'd like to join you. I may not be able to withstand a hundred times Earth's gravity, but I can still train until I'm a puddle of sweat and flesh on the floor! I'm not going to sit back and watch my home get destroyed by something I used to idolize my entire life...."
Celmaru stood up, his emotions starting to get the better of him. Phae was also lifted off the ground by this action, making her flinch....she wasn't used to seeing Celmaru act like this. Placing his hands upon the table, Celmaru's Pride started to rise, his thoughts being clouded by it like a typical Saiyan.
"Feel welcome to teach me anything, give me a Zenkai, whatever, but I'm going to train like a Saiyan space fleet was heading our way, you can be sure of that!"
Celmaru flashed a confident smile, something he rarely ever etched across his face.
The tree cocked his head, nodding slowly, as the young hybrid made a guess. "Yes, that is about right at the moment. 130,000." It wasn't enough, though. He knew that. He had seen Bing's Power Level, multiple millions. "Your Ki sense is quite good. I suppose it does explain why you found me. You do not have to call me Sir, however. Just Walker will do."
As he spoke, the boy's wife slipped over, curling around him. The blush lightened the tree's feelings somewhat, a welcome respite from the gravity of the current conversation. It was rather adorable, really, seeing the spirit wrap about him so protectively. Warm, nice to be around him... it was quite plain that she cared for him. People like this, they were what he wanted to protect and yet....
Putting that train of thought on hold, he listened as Celmaru spoke again, asking about the strength of the other defenders. "Well, I know of a few that are just below me, and a couple just above. En-Masse, they are able to face off with someone like the Saiyan Queen. However, the only three truly able to face her that I am aware of are Bing, Kaula, and Vi-Poi." Hmm. It was possible he would not know Vi-Poi... "That is, Administrator Azure, of the Blue Banner Army. The issue comes from her number of Subordinates to ours."
As the young man promised to fight, the tree smiled sadly. He wished that could be true, but the odds of the half-Saiyan being able to grow past his current power before something happened... it was there, but it was miniscule at best. Walker was putting himself through hell at every chance, and even then his progress was painfully slow compared to the goal he was seeking. Power was not given easily, merely because one wishes for it. It had to be wrested from the jaws of death itself. This was something the earthlings did not seem to understand. It would be so easy to take the route of his Bio-Android cousins, and merely steal the work of others. He wasn't going to do that, however.
The following words wiped that smile away. He was going to train like a Saiyan Space fleet was headed his way? It was probably innocently meant, but the sentiment.... "Guuh... How predictable... now that there is a threat, the urgency comes...." Standing up, Walker's eyes were shadowed as he pulled his hood back up. "It is not the request that draws my ire... it is what it symbolizes."
The pride and confidence... this child had no idea what levels of power were being dealt with here. Deep within his soul, Walker could feel the writhing, coursing power, the magic swirling like a storm over the ocean. It was too hard to contain. Like bile up his throat, Walker could feel the hot, coursing anger burning through him. With a wave of his arm, his Ki burst higher, Bio-Metabolize activating. *Bio-Metabolize Activated! PL increased to 387,225!*
"This world has allowed itself to remain weak, compared to the rest of the universe. The Saiyans and Arcosians have existed for CENTURIES, and yet the people allow a few heroes to fight and die for them, the whole remaining as but dumb cattle." His voice was shaking with rage, yes, but there was grief as well. Thick, oily tears of sap rolled down his face. He was poised to lose everything, because of the laziness of the world. He wouldn't be able to stop the Saiyans, or the Arcosians, or the Legions of hell if they came knocking, looking to take everything away. "You can detect power? Then heed this, Celmaru Waterfield. I would die before the Saiyans, if they came again. They would be able to kill me, easily."
It was not in the midst of battle, but his emotions were too strong to suppress now. Anger at what had come. Fear for Bing. The hot, burning sensations coursed through him like a rushing torrent of magma, as the tree's wooden skin seemed to crack. "You, at least, have made SOME effort. I will grant you that, yes. Even so!" His hand slashed diagonally across, words cutting through the air like bullets. "You will train like a Saiyan War Fleet is arriving? THEY ALREADY DID! It took all three of Earth's guardians to fight them off! All this means is that you are being pushed to the fight, to die because Human Kind has forgotten the principle that birthed it, survival of the fittest! This is what happens when you are allowed to grow complacent! This Tragedy could have been prevented, but now, whether or not it is delayed depends only on the life or death of my best friend!"
Walker rose upwards, purple Ki radiating around him as he soared up, staring down at the garden/courtyard below him. The tears suddenly flared with light. "IF YOU THINK YOU ARE CAPABLE OF THE MIGHT TO AVERT THIS PLANET FROM IT'S COURSE, THEN LET'S SEE IT!" There was a single crack, as light began to shine from within Walker's form.
It was as though the Makyo Star had been reborn inside the tree, flaming red light bursting forth and burning away as long, dark horns extended from his head. The arms bulked and grew, as his featureless face was replaced by a brutal jaw and fangs. It was as if the unholy anger was reshaping him. His head burned with a chaotic flame, like hair, and the robe he wore was blown off, revealing armor that melted before the sudden burst of energy. The chains that had held it in place fell down along his lower body, as the tree swelled, growing before their eyes. Within seconds, he went from a being about 3 meters tall, to something that could wrestle an Oozaru. The power radiating off him was terrifying, to say the least. Not only had it increased immensely, but it was chaotic and wild as the tree's current mood.
Still, when he spoke, it was cold as ice. "Well? I'm waiting?"
[SU1] Giant Form Activated [SU1] Four Witches Activated x11 Transformation Unlocked: Qliphoth
Post by Celmaru Waterfield on Feb 14, 2016 4:52:26 GMT
Any piece of Celmaru's Pride faded as soon as Walker activated his Bio-Metabolise. The laziness of the Human-kind was obvious enough, although Celmaru didn't think that a nerve would've been struck within Walker.
"Three....Three hundred thousand...." Celmaru mumbled, ".....What the hell did I say?"
"Celmaru, I told you that he could be hostile!"
"Phae, this isn't the time for an 'I told you so' moment!"
Feeling Walker's power surge within him, he could only watched as he undergone an intense metamorphosis. Changing his form into something completely different, becoming as big, if not even more gigantic than an Oozaru. His head becoming wrapped in flames, his previously expressionless face shifting into an enraged monster's. Celmaru began to shake within his shoes, but not from Walker's brand new appearance; but from his massive power increase.
"Wha.....One.....O-One million....one p-point four one nine million...." Celmaru stammered, shocked by Walker's sudden change.
A sudden rage burst to life within Celmaru, his heartbeat skyrocketing. Looking up at the demonic Walker, he heard him ask for something to happen. Clenching his fists, veins appeared over his hands, power flowing through them like a river. Remembering something Walker said mere moments earlier, Celmaru spoke out to the monstrous Walker.
"I made some effort, huh? FOOL! I started out from a power measure of eleven! I was an outcast since my childhood! I was even left on Death's doorstep because of my foolish decisions! Do you think I gained this power from a mere MEDIOCRE EFFORT!?"
Celmaru's rage was raging inside him, just as Walker's was within him, like a wild, feral Oozaru. Celmaru opened up his right hand, an sphere of Ki forming within its palm. A simple blast, red ki outlined with white energy, but it was different than the rest, it was covering itself with unpredictable sparks of pure electricity, and the orb was beginning to struggle against Celmaru's control. A giant signal of déjà vu passed through Celmaru cranium, striking his mind like lightning. A single collection of words formed with his thoughts:
Great Kaiser Crash.
Celmaru gripped his right hand with his left, more veins appearing on his hand and forearm. The sphere of ki was still struggling against him, shaking above his fingers.
"Celmaru?.....Celmaru, what's happening to-!?"
A wave of ki passed through Celmaru, own his arm, and into his hand. As the extra energy entered his hand, it fused with his blast, changing its elemental structure, forming the next evolution of the Great Blast Crash.
"Hrrrrg.....GAH!" Celmaru grunted, closing his eyes.
A brief flash of light surrounded the orb, and as it faded, the red and white ki sphere wasn't the same. It was replaced with a large ball of fire, deep red in color. Celmaru knew its name, due to his odd sense of déjà vu, opening his eyes, Celmaru looked to Phae, stating:
"The Great Kaiser Crash....recognize this Phae?"
"I haven't seen it in years...."
"Well, you're seeing it now, take it in while it lasts."
Guiding his left arm to his side, and standing upright, Celmaru's aura ignited, preparing to use his signature blast's new evolution.
"YOU'RE WAITING FOR SOMETHING BIG GUY? THEN TRY THIS!"
Celmaru gained lift, placing his Ki underneath his feet. Phae let go of Celmaru as he lifted off the ground, too concerned for her husband to stay with him in this dangerous scenario. Celmaru's aura surged around him like an uncontrollable flame, lashing out at thin air as if it was its enemy. Shooting off towards the giant creature, Celmaru held out his new blast before him, ready to strike.
"I may not be as strong as you, but I'll be damned if I don't try to protect this planet!!!"
Thinking of his Mother, Father, Ayumu, Hana, Mica, even Chinatsu, Celmaru's aura began to change color. From its original light blue, it started to brighten up, changing to a bleached white. Celmaru's power quadrupled, and was only around Walker's level now in his basic form. Celmaru's mind was clogged up with many thoughts, as usual, as he flew towards the demonic Walker. How dense he's acting, the possibilities that this attack wouldn't be enough, how he'd lose everyone he loved because of his foolish decisions...maybe he was just overthinking ways to prove himself; so he wouldn't be regarded as filthy garbage for the rest of his life. Celmaru was mere yards away from Walker as he picked up speed, reinvigorating his aura with power.
"Its a shame you're made up of mostly wood, Walker!"
Celmaru then felt an impact hit him....either he hit Walker, or he was knocked out again....one way or another, he tried his hardest.
(Hidden Potential Activated, PL is now 120,200) (Upgraded Variant Learned: Great Kaiser Crash) (Great Kaiser Crash PL: 79,332 vs. Walker's PL: 1,419,825....This will go so well.)
The floating sorcerer stared down at Celmaru as he stared up, shocked at the sudden change. It wasn't surprising. People always retreated in the face of overwhelming power. It was a shameful that he had lost his temper like that, but his words had not changed to his mind. Mankind was inviting it's own destruction with this attitude. Staring impassively, the tree waited for the shocked Saiyan Hybrid to flee, or make some claim. Whatever he intended, it wouldn't be enough.
He was not expecting the blistering response that followed. Eyes wide, Walker listened to the speech, unmoving. 11, hmm? Merely human... yet he had moved forward. Deep within his heart, Walker's rage cooled just a little. As Cel stuck his arm out, the tree's thoughts moved quickly, processing his words. It was true, an increase such as that, especially without the greater abilities such as Gravity Training... that would take quite an effort indeed. As he was now, the hybrid was stronger than most Saiyan soldiers. If more people were like this, willing to fight for their lives, able to push back against the odds... Down below, the Saiyan's hand was surrounded by energy.
Was he truly going to fight back? There was something else there, now. Not yet positive, not by a long shot. More like... curiosity. Would the man truly go through with this? It could be said it was foolish, but in a way, it was admirable. Willing to fight and die, standing against odds that were heavily, unbelievably against him... for a moment, an odd sense of Nostalgia swept through the tree.
As the power grew, it became clear that it wouldn't be enough to harm him. Not even to scratch him. Unmoving, Walker stared down, eyes never leaving Celmaru as Phae moved back. The air above the Ruins was whipping, and his eyes narrowed as the fighter lifted off, rising in the air and yelling a challenge. He was really doing this. It was clear that, with a mere flick of his finger, the fighter would die, and yet... he was standing up. He was actually fighting. What a fool.
As Celmaru flew closer, surging through the air, the tree's arms hung loose at his side. At the last moment, the sphere of Ki blazing around the fighter's fist, the passion and defiance of what was could be felt. Eyes cold, one of the tree's hands snapped out, the massive palm and fingers surrounding the Ki orb, crushing it with a surge of red energy, taking the fighter's arm and pulling him closer. "You had to know that would do nothing. Yet, to prove that you were not merely talk, you flew to your death."
*Ki Suppression On* As the tree's flames suddenly extinguished, the air cleared. The wood shrunk and contracted as Walker moved forward, grinning and laughing uproariously. *Giant Form Deactivated* *Four Witches Deactivated* Moving in, Walker pulled Celmaru into a hug, the sun shining down on them both, before pushing away, hands on both the half-Saiyan's shoulders. The chaotic rage was gone, replaced with a warm, hopeful feeling that seemed to emanate from the valley itself. "You are the kind of person that the Human race should be. Determination in the face of the seemingly unbeatable, a refusal to allow the existing order to prevent you from fighting for what you believe in... I think if Bing was here, he would be quite proud. If even a tenth of this world followed your example, the Saiyans would be fleeing this Galaxy."
Letting go, Walker smiled, bowing to the man that, moments ago, had been attacking him. "I will gladly train you, Celmaru. You have renewed my hope for this world, whether you intended to or not. There is wisdom in retreating from battle, but if there is one thing I admire in the greatest examples of humanity, it is their unyielding determination. Thank you for this." Floating back down, he rested on the ground, staring upwards. "It's a beautiful day outside, isn't it?"
Post by Celmaru Waterfield on Feb 14, 2016 6:28:14 GMT
Celmaru's entire arm was grasped by Walker's giant, wooden hand. The Great Kaiser Crash was pulverized by the force, instantly giving Celmaru a net Ki loss. Being brought closer to Walker's face, he told Celmaru that he knew that it would do nothing. He could only supply a rather blunt answer.
"Seventy-nine thousand versus one point four million, of course it wouldn't do anything. However, I wouldn't have tried it if I didn't have anyone to protect, to keep safe. All my life I was shunned because of my race, but whoever stood by me despite it, I treasured my entire life...even those I had only recently met."
Celmaru was rather surprised to see Walker beginning to shrink, and return to his original size. Feeling Walker's grip loosen around his arm, Celmaru immediately placed ki under him so he wouldn't fall to his death. Phae rushed upwards to Celmaru as soon as she saw Walker return to normal. She was stopped from hugging Celmaru to death by Walker himself, who of which was hugging him. Letting him push away from him and grasp him by the shoulders, he listened to Walker about how Celmaru acted like how the Human race should.
"Well...I wouldn't think that I'm a prime example or anything....er....and I don't think I would be able to make the Kami of Earth proud..."
"Celmaru Waterfield, you idiotic halfbreed, you could've died, your punishment will be very severe!"
"Oh dear God, no."
Nervous about Phae's forms of "punishment", Celmaru mentally waited impatiently for Walker to finish, a mildly nervous expression on his face, despite the immense fear in his mind. Walker spoke of how he would gladly train Celmaru, and that he had renewed his faith in humanity. Noticing that Walker's hands were no longer upon him, Celmaru shot back towards the ground, with Walker already standing below. Unfortunately, Phae swiftly followed in pursuit, making sure that Celmaru wouldn't run away. Still a bit sheepish from Walker's kind words, Celmaru's face became covered with a subtle shade of red, showcasing his lack of ability to accept praise. Phae crept up behind him once again, displaying one of her many Celmaru-based habits. As she slipped up behind him, Celmaru's ears and face became a solid shade of red, already embarrassed from Walker's words.
"Phae, when can you not do that?....Its embarrassing..."
"You're so cute when you're embarrassed."
"Rrrrgh..." Celmaru groaned, becoming even more embarrassed.
"Your punishment begins now."
Celmaru couldn't bring forth any more words, or even vowels, as Phae snapped at Celmaru's ear, nibbling on it as if it were a meal. Celmaru's face became beet red when she did so, embarrassing him in front of Walker, who was suddenly calm compared to before.
"Wha-!? Phae d-don't bite my-! Aaaaah!"
Phae had a look of pure enjoyment on her face as she bit Celmaru's ear, while Celmaru had a face of pure irritation. He felt his power drain away, leaving his body tender and frail. Phae began to expand her chest as well, somehow embarrassing Celmaru further. If one looked closely, you could see the tiniest amount of steam emit from Celmaru's ears as Phae acted as proactive as ever. Celmaru's body started to become red from the excessive heat, and Phae only continued to nibble on Celmaru's ear.
"W-Walker...help..." Celmaru stammered, his legs becoming weak, "I c-can't...."
He surely didn't look like what the Human race should be, more like an awkward teenager that had a minor case of gynophobia. This proud Hybrid warrior was driven to his knees by Phae, who didn't intend on stopping what she was doing for quite a while.
(Celmaru's PL is reduced to 1 because of Phae) (Ki Suppression and Flight are temporarily unusable)
Watching Celmaru return to earth, the tree had to wonder about Phae. She was obviously quite possessive of the Saiyan Hybrid, as evidenced by her anger at his nearly suicidal attack. It was rather foolhardy, but the sheer shock had managed to cool some of his incandescently flaring rage. It was rather adorable watching the spirit cling to her mate, curling around him like the seaweed she seemed to be formed from. The small blush on Celmaru's face grew to a bright red blazing flush as the spirit began to nibble on his ear, reducing him to a stuttering wreck.
Ignoring the pleas for aid, Walker set about picking up the cups and such that had been knocked over during his little tantrum. It was a bit embarrassing, really. Still, after what he had seen, he was more than prepared to hold off on judgement just yet. Besides, it was entirely possible that Bing would prove triumphant. Falling into despair would merely poison his resolve, and that would never do. Besides, after what had just occurred, the tree had a few more questions. Loccus, emerging slowly, gave his friend a look. It was a tad inscrutable, but the worry was clear. He had just increased his own power by over ten times its former amount, something he had never been capable of before. With Ki Suppression active, the chaotic form was reduced to his former appearance, more or less. The extra mass was easy to remove, but the flaring energy required him to rein his energy back in from the inferno it had become.
"I must say, Celmaru, I am a little curious about Phae. I have only really encountered Loccus, and he is a spirit of a place. Presumably, that is not the case for Phae, as she follows you. It is also somewhat interesting to see someone that is similarly made of plants, but the precise nature of her arcane existence is of greater interest, I confess." Leaning back, he considered the pair. It really was an interesting couple. Thinking about it actually gave him some ideas. He HAD been intending to create more children beyond Slither after all.
(Sorry, shorter than before, but kinda burned out a lot of Walker's current things to say)
Post by Celmaru Waterfield on Feb 14, 2016 22:29:03 GMT
Celmaru's pleas of assistance fell upon deaf ears, which was perfect for Phae. She happily continued to bite his ear, further embarrassing Celmaru to no end. At this point, as Walker went to acquire the fallen cups, Celmaru was on his knees, at the mercy of Phae.
"Not until you've learned your lesson."
"Do y-you....think I....c-can change my g-genetic makeup?"
"No, but you can change how they influence you."
Phae removed her lips from Celmaru's ear, but then moved to his neck. Recovering from her straightforward advance, Celmaru merely had a slight chill as Phae lightly pecked his neck repeatedly. Celmaru attempted to stand up, but Phae was wrapped around his neck once again, making it difficult to stand.
"Walker...Phae is..." Celmaru shuddered from Phae's actions, "She's the guardian spirit of my family....she's watched over my family for generations."
"I've been watching the Waterfield family since its founding....two hundred years ago."
"You're two hundred years old?"
"You never asked for my age, and that's why I haven't strapped you to your bed yet-"
"Celmaru Regalia Waterfield was the first male in the family, and had plenty of children to pass on his legacy; from war stories to simple romances. His offspring that came after him, Anton, Cecil, Mantou, Codban, Aelron, Taveon, and many, many others, were overseen by me over the course of their lives. I shift my view over to their offspring once they are born, leaving the parents to their own established devices."
'Is she stating what she told me word for word?' Celmaru thought, listening to her explanation once again.
"Certain cases were different, however. Celmaru's Mother, Celia Waterfield, didn't require any extra surveillance once she was only fifteen years old. The Celmaru you see currently, Celmaru Anton Waterfield, I have taken a kindness to before he was born....he reminds me of my first love..."
"The first Celmaru....I apparently look nearly identical to him back when he was around my age...."
Celmaru crossed his arms, and in the back of his mind, he still felt like a replacement. Phae, having overseen Celmaru's life for over 2.2 decades, knew that he was pouting inside his mind, seeing the familiar expression on his face; blank, yet an irritation rested within his eyes, hiding his problems from the world. Waiting to tell him otherwise later that day, Phae continued her explanation.
"I continued with my assigned occupation, watching Celmaru until he became an adult with at least one child, but I began to notice several major problems that affected my judgement greatly..."
Phae tightened her grip on Celmaru's shoulders, adjusting herself to rest her petite head on Celmaru's shoulder.
"Celmaru was tortured all his life because of his race, and was forever tormented by the fact that he was half-Saiyan. Walker, you know the tensions between the Saiyans and Earth, but even before all of that escalated, Celmaru was still despised for what he was. He was bullied, disrespected, and shunned around any Humans that were racist enough to tell him that he was trash...."
Celmaru's hands balled into fists, being forced to remember terrible memories once again. An old, depressed, yet angry face was etched into Celmaru's facial features, hurting Phae internally for bringing up such old mental terrors.
"His tail was pulled numerous times as well, making him late for his lessons, ruining many chances for his future, and embarrassing him in public....it was painful for me to watch. I wasn't corporeal at the time, but I wanted to hold him, shield him from his troubles, protect him from the people that were disgusted by his existence. Seeing him fight, and train to release his stress, my urge to console him became stronger, but I couldn't satisfy it. Later on in his life, Celmaru was mercilessly defeated by an arcosian out in space, and was left to die there...and he would've if I didn't...."
Celmaru flinched upon hearing he faltering words. He looked at his wife in an almost completely shocked expression.
"It was against the rules of Divine Surveillance, but I saved you from Death himself. I had given you some of my spectral energy to allow you to survive that blast. It had weakened me for several years, and I could only find you when you released immense amounts of emotion....so I wasn't able to see you for six years."
"...I didn't have much reaction to anything in that time span....but then in that-"
"When you fought the moss-infected Zodiac Animals, and found that mossy woman in a deadly state, your enraged emotion called to me from across the Earth...and I found you with people that accepted you."
"Ayumu and Hana..."
Phae nodded as she continued.
"I tried to follow you after that fiendish Hell you trudged through, but I had lost you once you flew off to train again. Usually a spiritual link would give me your exact location at all times, but my weakened state prevented me from maintaining that link. But soon after-"
"Ayumu found you, and gave you a physical form...the seaweed."
"The kind elderly man gave me this form, although I can't remember how....that man is full of mysteries."
Celmaru turned to face Walker, after looking at Phae for so long.
"Phae was given a physical form after watching over my family for supposedly centuries. Neither of us can explain how Ayumu placed her in a seaweed body, but as far as she can tell....its worked out for her."
Phae began to nuzzle up against Celmaru, affectionately hugging him from behind. Celmaru's face flushed, once again embarrassed because of her. As she acted like her usual self, Celmaru wrapped up the explanation of Phae to Walker.
"I apologize if she sort of rambled on, but that's about it. Phae was married to me by an elderly man named Ayumu, and, despite not asking for this to occur, Phae seems happy....I can't exactly take that away from her.....I can't run away from her anyway..."
Celmaru was finally starting to deal with Phae, as odd as she acts, she means well. Making, yet again, another sheepish look, Celmaru looked to Walker for a reaction...and hopefully not an angered one. Celmaru still wasn't sure what he said to enrage Walker earlier.
"I hope her explanation was adequate, if not, feel free to ask any specific questions about her...I'm sure she'd be willing to answer." Celmaru quickly added, making sure to give Walker a chance to speak.
(PL returned to normal, Flight and Ki Suppression are once again usable)
Listening to the explanation, the tree quietly removed the book from his belt. Upon opening it, the contents were revealed to be mostly blank. Paging to a spot near the middle back, Walker pulled out a pencil with his other hand. His turning had just passed several pages, depicting Namekians, Demons, Humans, and even something that appeared to be a human torso with a snake's lower body. Coming at last to a blank page, he began sketching Phae with one hand, the other holding the book as he observed the pair. 200 years old? Intriguing.
As the discussion continued, Walker couldn't help but wonder the same thing as Celmaru. If he looked identical to the spirit's first love, might she merely be chasing the image of a past love? It seemed unlikely, actually. If she had watched over him since birth, it was a fairly long time during which she most likely had determined him to be a unique entity. Besides, he would not have looked like his progenitor for quite a while. The part-Saiyan aspect must have been recent, which made it rather more surprising that he was so identical.
The sketch finished, Walker began to add notes, examining the spirit as she curled protectively around her husband. It seemed that, despite his lower power level, the half-saiyan had a number of rather interesting encounters. Including one with Ayuma, the old man he had met in the desert while looking for that vampire clan. Interesting. It seemed there was more to the unusual man than met the eye, aside from his Ki-holding creature. Tapping the pencil against the page for a moment, the tree nodded slowly as the pieces of how exactly this marriage had occurred began to fall together.
"I see. That is quite the story, both hopeful and tragic. I am sorry to hear that the close-minded hounded you in your youth, Celmaru." While the young fighter had helped quell the tree's rage, it hadn't entirely erased the conviction of humanity's flaws. He was part Saiyan after all. Still, best to just move on for now. This was far more interesting. Making a note of the power he could sense from Phae, and how it related to Celmaru, he placed the book on the table and leaned forward. "Well, I don't have many questions, really. What you've told me seems fairly specific. I appreciate the information as well. My own existence is something of a fortuitous coincidence, as it stands. To be honest, I am not even as old as Celmaru."
Stretching one hand out, Walker examined his wood for a moment. "Perhaps it is unfair to say what I did about mankind. After all, I am not human, and in the year I have lived, I have only managed to reach the level I am at now. I was also sealed away for part of that time." Shrugging, he glanced skyward. "Although, Bing Gan, the Kami of earth, is far stronger than I am. A curious paradox." Chuckling, he shrugged. "Then again, he has also trained for decades. I suppose I cheated, in a sense." In the back of his head, he could vaguely hear Loccus conversing with Phae. It seemed they were discussing their relative identities as spirits, but the language was more... primal than he really understood.
"I wonder if Phae's acquisition of a physical body and my own creation were related in any way? Then again, I am fairly certain I am not a spirit." Turning to Phae, he looked at her speculatively. "You remember life before your manifestation, while all I recall is that suddenly, one day, I was laying in a complex chamber, faint whispers of knowledge in my mind, seeing everything for the first time." It had been an interesting experience, experiencing things.
Post by Celmaru Waterfield on Feb 15, 2016 20:10:21 GMT
Celmaru briefly caught Walker's book out of the corner of his eye whilst speaking with Phae. During her explanation, several incomprehensible sounds passed by Celmaru's ears. Brushing them off as the sounds of the nearby nature, Celmaru turned back towards Walker, listening to him speak this time. Celmaru huffed as Walker mentioned their story as if it had a genre.
"Well, Walker....I didn't exactly ask for that kind of childhood, and I certainly didn't ask for her either."
Celmaru flashed a tiny smile, knowing that Phae would hit him. Phae did just that, bopping him in the chest. She had an offended look on her face, but it was quickly replaced with a soft, yet weak smile after seeing Celmaru's smile.
"Heh...I mean really, you sort of forced your way onto me. Actually, I remember you saying that I took your virginity!"
Celmaru's eyes became filled with irritation as he remembered the shameless memory. Looking back at Phae, he expected an answer, but what he got was a bit more embarrassing than a simple reply. Leaning in, Phae whispered into his ear.
"I wanted to make sure you were mine. It wasn't that bad anyway."
"That wasn't an excuse?!"
Celmaru's face became beet red faster than he could manifest his aura, a visible warmth radiating off of him. His arms instinctively shot upwards, stopping at a 90 degree angle under Phae's protective arms. Hoping to ignore Phae once again, he turned back to Walker, his face still rather red.
"Er...Anyway, are you sure you don't have any more questions?......Oh? You appreciate the information? Does take note of things like this in that book of yours?"
Celmaru gestured to the book, curious as to what it was. But then, Walker indirectly mentioned his age...somewhat. Celmaru almost did a double-take after he only heard that Walker was a year old.
"You're only a year old!? Walker...how is that possible?"
Celmaru was even more curious now, wondering what creature could this powerful and only an infant concerning Human years. Listening to Walker, he became even more curious about what he truly was. Walker began speaking about the Kami of Earth again, spurring an interest in the God of Earth as well. More incomprehensible sounds were picked up by Celmaru's ears, but he continued to dismiss them. Celmaru noticed Phae shifting around on his back, and more impossible sounds were heard. Trying to ignore the noise, Celmaru continued to speak with Walker. He spoke of Phae's physical form possibly being related to his creation, but quickly dismissing the thought.
"Your creation? Are you an artificial being?"
Celmaru raised a single eyebrow as he said that, his curiosity becoming greater by the minute. Meanwhile, Phae broke away from her odd conversation, stating a tiny bit more about herself to Walker.
"I only remember a few centuries before I was assigned as a Guardian Spirit, even then...those memories are blurry."
"Easy for you to say you've been alive for centuries..."
"Don't say my age out loud Celmaru, dear..."
A massive amount of murderous intent appeared on Celmaru's back, giving him a noticeable chill. He took an mental note to never mention Phae's age again.
"A-Anyway," Celmaru began, still fearful of Phae's wrath, "Were you....made in a lab, possibly? I'm not sure if that's correct, of course, but it seems to be more and more plausbile by the minute, Walker."
Celmaru folded his arms, the killing intent behind him fading. His curiosity became overwhelming, and he hoped for answers soon.
Walker wisely kept silent during the discussion of mating practices. He had learned, in a rather awkward manner, that it was best to leave such things between the pair. He was not entirely certain of what all that was about, seeing as he did not engage in such things. He probably could make do, but it would essentially be pointless for everyone. Besides, he had been made from Namekian Essence, and they reproduced by creating new children from themselves, much as he did. Somehow knowing the train of his thoughts, Slither moved up, peering up at the tree. It's tail lifted up a cup, and held it toward the Bio-Golem, who obligingly poured it some tea.
"Yes, I do collect information. It's my... I suppose you would call it my Grimoire. It has notes on various beings with magical natures, as well as other works I'm attempting." Picking up the thick book, he hefted it for a moment, turning it back and forth. The cover was a surprisingly pliant piece of wood, with thick pages inside. It looked about average size in the tree's hand, but given his height, it was unusually large. A 2.6 meter living tree has large hands, you can be sure of that.
"I was indeed created in a lab. However, the methods by which I was created were rather... hit and miss. What they INTENDED was to merge DNA and material from various species to create a plant-creature hybrid, subservient to them." Clenching his fist, he allowed the root-like muscles to unfurl, the arm replaced by a series of long, pointed vine-like shapes, 5 in total, which wiggled about. "Instead, they made animate a tree, which was grown from a battle, long before. Beneath the tree, which they dug up for it's unusual black hue, there lay the corpse of a Demon, Cernunnos."
His hand reformed, and he clenched it. "I am forged from a combination of his energy, and that of a Namekian, as well as slight amounts of others. Rather than a Bio-Android, I am a... perhaps Golem is a good word. I am still quite natural in function. As you can see, I am capable of creating children, like myself. I believe the Namekians do something similar, but mine is based more on plants, while they lay eggs." Scratching Slither on the head, he indicated the snake, who was currently sipping the tea cup held carefully in it's tail.
"I do have to be careful, however. While Demons are not inherently evil, they are intensely chaotic. This can... creep out, at times. Not to the extent that I would do things against my will, but it can make my power a little hard to control when I am angry, as you saw yourself. Still, Kami went through my mind, and was confident that I was safe and sane, so I will take him at his word." Shrugging, Walker closed the grimoire, placing it back on his belt.
"Due to all that, I have discovered I am reasonably skilled in Magic, and thus constructed a chamber out here, much like a Gravity Chamber, but with the addition of illusions, to create more realistic training scenarios. I have been using it to grow stronger." It was quite a proud accomplishment, honestly. "Hence the Grimoire. I wish to record my workings, that I might later improve upon them or pass them down to future children I create. Given the current situation, though, I am saving my strength."