[ Blackout's Location: ]
Serrator: Rrrrgh...Yes. You are every bit as cruel and powerful as I'd hoped, Master.
*He rises to his feet, chest still faintly smoking, and raises his staff*
Serrator: Attack, my forces! Those who enter the stage, you are now under Lord Blackout's command! Should he command you to run straight into Hell, you shall sprint straight to die on the Prince of Darkness's fangs! Fight to your last breath, or you all shall suffer!
*With a bow to Blackout, he motions to a seam on the floor*
*A crimson glow appears, before a squat figure with a cephalopod for a head - Dotted with several large eyes up the elongated, squid-like crown, narrowed white eyes, and long tendrils draped around his rubbery beak-mouth*
Serrator: Octoroo, prepare something to ease this pain. Nox energy appears to be more agonizing than I had originally thought, and it appears that my body has yet to develop an immunity to radioativity again. *Chuckles quietly, going over to stand at Blackout's side*
Octoroo: Ooh-ah-ooh! Master, who did this to you? You've yet to fully heal from your wounds, you shouldn't go out into battle so soon!
Serrator: Silence. Lord Blackout demands I fight, and I fight. Do what you do best - Follow my orders and don't think for yourself, you senile old squid.
Octoroo: Ooh-ah-ooh...Of course, master. I'll prepare an extra strong painkiller in addition to your usual medicine. Also, I've prepared Antberry to harry your enemies, at your command, master.
Serrator: Hah. For once, you have a good idea while I give you free reign. Have him ready to strike Yosho Raregroove and his new allies when I so order.
Octoroo: Right, master. *Summons up a low table, nearly stacked with cups and vials*
*He folds his legs to sit down, quietly complaining on his bad back, and begins to mix the vials of liquids and little dishes of powder using several ceramic cups*
Serrator: Lord Blackout, Octoroo created the poison which one of Zev's allies was afflicted with during my attack. Loathe as I am to admit it, the wriggling relic is even more learned in the arcane arts than I, and will prove invaluable to our cause.
*Gazing out over the battlefield, he gestures to a random Juraian Treeship and a number of cruisers from Jurai's allies*
*They start to tremble in space, then crash into each other with violent explosions*
Serrator: Jurai is a planet of peacenik, tree-hugging, self-righteous fools. Despite how their natural wit and the manifestation of Tsunami have made them a force to be reckoned with, I would advise you and your allies - The ZFT, I've heard from my scouts - Do not place too much faith in them to support your goals.
Serrator: If I may make a humble suggestion, and I apologize if you have already realized this, do not let them become an active, wartime ally of the ZFT. All the same, do not make a point of attacking them. So long as they do not know the ZFT are attacking ships of their colonies as is happening now, they will not be an issue to avoid conflict with. However, the Juraian Fleet is a foe that even my army has met in stalemate for aeons.
*With a bow, he moves back to kneel at the table beside Octoroo*
Serrator: Servant, *Says the word sharply* is my medicine finished yet?
Octoroo: Ooh-ah-ooh! I've just finished the brew! *Hands a large dish filled with a transparent liquid that smells of ammonia and decay*
Serrator: *Gladly drinks it down, yet still politely* Aaah. *Sets the dish down, quickly finished* I can feel the pain leaving already. Excellent work.
Octoroo: Ooh-ah-ooh! It's not a problem, sir! I'm only too proud to be of service to you!
Serrator: Well said. Tell Antberry that he'll be deployed soon enough.
Octoroo: Of course, sir! *Bows head, going rigid*
Serrator: *Rises up and walks back to stand alongside Blackout*
*He remains silent, keeping slightly behind*
~ ~ ~
[ Battlefield: ]
Terra: *Has begun to breath again*
*However, Namah and Yoruichi fall to the ground and demorph*
*They get to their feet and rush off - Yoruichi picking up Jinx and using shunpo to deposit her alongside Zev while Namah's Ether Tendrils hurl the debris off Negative Man*
*As Yoruichi and Namah return to Zev's side with Negative Man in tow, Zev notices the black box still off to the side*
*On a hunch, he raises his hand towards it - And finds that it flies into his grasp*
*All of the turrets fire on him, but he raises the black box up*
*Their beams distort before reaching it, and bounce back to take the blasters out*
Zev: *Smiles grimly* It looks like my penpals on the alternate Earth came through.
*He grips the black box tighter, causing it to grow and gain golden lines, as well as a more technological appearance*
*Pressing the morpher on his belt as an odd gurgling, growling noise can be heard, Zev summons a high-tech katana and opens up the black box*
*Inside are two discs on a peg, one above the other - As Zev returns to Kirin Ranger form, he takes the first disc and places it around his katana's hilt*
*All around, from cracks in the rubble, appear armored, red-scaled demons with heads comprised mostly of gaping, fang-filled mouths and fins on the sides of their heads*
Zev: *Closes the black box, clicking it onto the back of the katana* Demon-Killing Phase.
*His ranger suit gains a long white coat with golden-orange threadwork decorating it*
*As the monsters charge, he cuts them all down in one swing*
Zev: Namah, Yoruichi, I know you won't want to, but let me handle this on my own.
Namah: Fine by me. We need to watch these three to make sure they're fine.
Yoruichi: Unohana-taichou gave me some things that should help with these injuries.
Zev: Good to hear. Thanks for this. You two are -
Namah: Shut up and get ready! These guys are gonna get big any minute!
*Indeed, true to form, all of the fishlike demons grow to incredible size*
Zev: Right. Let's see what tricks I can pull here. *Spins the disc on his katana* Summoning ClawZord!
*With a flash of gold, a huge lobster Zord appears above the group protectively*
Zev: *Teleports into the cockpit, finding that he knows exactly what to do*
*Inserting the blade into a slot before him, he spins a small wheel to his side*
*It lands on a silver face with green eyes and a red mask resembling lobster claws*
Zev: Claw Battlezord East, engage! *Pushes the hilt of blade forward*
*Rearing up with a chittering noise, the Clawzord transforms into a humanoid shape with the same face as the wheel*
*Two of the enemy attack with staves topped by serrated, warped twin prongs*
Zev: Hrah! *Maneuvres the Battlezord using his katana like a joystick*
CBZ East: *Grabs both of the staves, before shoving their wielders away from itself*
*It proceeds to throw a karate chop into the neck of one demon, then sidekicks another away*
*Three more try to attack with staves, but a series of punches knock them through the air*
*Regrouping, the lot of them try to charge in together*
Zev: *Spins the wheel again, landing on a red kanji* Claw to Shreds, Pincer Crush!
*Two pincers on the Claw Battlezord's shoulders flip down to cover its hands*
CBZ East: *Strikes both forward repeatedly, shredding into the enemy*
*Bits of scales and armor and strange black ichor go flying, disappearing into the air*
*In no time, all of the attacking demons have been defeated viciously, and fade into nothing*
Zev: *Shouts over a PA system* You all stay put! I get a feeling this isn't over!
*As if on cue, several more huge enemies - These with broad wings - Swoop in from huge, sliding screen door-portals resembling Senkaimon*
Zev: I hate the rare times I'm right, sometimes. *Spins the wheel again*
*It lands on a mostly blue face, which the Battlezord outside replicates*
Zev: Claw Battlezord South, engage! *Pushes blade forward*
CBZ South: *Draws a pair of katana from sides and charges*
*The flying enemies swoop downward, but several are cut down immediately*
*As they fade, however, more of them ascend and begin firing downward*
*The Battlezord shudders, stumbling and nearly falling*
Zev: *Channels large sparks through his hands* Power of the Kirin! Judgment!
CBZ South: *Entire body flashes orange-gold, then launches slicing energy shockwaves upward*
*The giant enemies screech, fading into nothingness as they fall*
*However, more and more continue to appear, and begin to fly in more complicated formations*
*As more energy slashes fly towards them, they begin to dodge more and more skillfully*
Zev: Serrator's goons are getting smarter...This is bad.
*Just as he's about to launch more energy slashes, a pair of energy beams hit his Battlezord head-on and knock it over*
Zev: *Flees the Battlezord, allowing it to disappear* Get out of here! We need to regroup!
*De-morphing, he carefully lifts Terra as Yoruichi hoists up Jinx and Negative Man*
Namah: *Spotting something nearby, she lashes out with her Ether Tendrils* There!!
*A trapdoor to underground halfway-opens, and the group rushes over*
Namah: *Immediately dives in, and uses her tendrils to wedge the door further open*
*Just before it slams shut again, the rest of the group makes it in*
*For a while, not a word is shared between them*
Yoruichi: We have to head deeper in. There's bound to be another way out.
Zev: You're right. Namah?
Namah: Right. *Forms a small sphere of glowing pink energy*
*Lighting the way, she leads the group down the stairway*
*Everyone conscious can't help but feel apprehensive*
~ ~ ~
OOS: I might add onto this to revisit dangling plot threads.
Then again, I probably won't.
Well, whaddya know, looks like I will!
~ ~ ~
[ Fanrong, Southern Hemisphere: ]
*At last, still riding Naga, Korra arrives at her destination*
*Gazing out across the crystal blue waters, a huge, relatively advanced island city rises up*
*Far to her left rises up a golden, towering bridge, while zeppelins can be seen flying to and from the city*
*Turning Naga via the reigns, Korra heads towards the bridge*
*She keeps an eye out all around herself*
~ ~ ~
[ Sozen IV, Waterbending Village: ]
*A number of women from the tribe are out fishing*
*Out of nowhere, a group of roaring tuskarr lunge from the snow*
*A couple of the women are grabbed, and the tuskarr start dragging them away*
*However, one assailant finds his back slashed open, and the other finds small darts pincushioning his face*
*They drop their prey and are about to escape, when the snow opens in a huge crack behind them*
*Stuck in the crevasse, they're simply left there by the small group of Waterbenders*
Cid: *Next to Mai* We've been here for quite a while now. Any plans on leaving?
Mai: Not now that I'm curious as to what's changed the native tuskarr.
Cid: I figured as much. Guess I'm just as bugged by it.
Mai: Let's go back. I'm starting to get hungry.
Cid: ... *Hesitates, gazing out into the snow* ...
Mai: You coming, or what? *Glares at him*
Cid: ... *Follows her, shrugging* ...
*A huge shape pads away*
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