[ Bralgu: ]
Void: *Chuckles* Why would I want power...? I have all the power I could ever want.
*He rises up, causing the ground to rumble faintly*
Void: It is the nature of humans to desire power. I am as distant from any gods you may worship as they are from you...And those gods desire to maintain power over humans. What I want is two things, things which a human as yourself could never grasp...Firstly, I desire nothing.
*The world surrounding the pyramid turns into a black emptiness, save for Void looming above*
Void: From you measly humans, who throughout history have ruined good things given to you and sought to regain them - The Ainu man who betrayed the koro-pok-guru, who were best friends of his people, and simply wished not to be seen...Taking a healthy animal for food, and contorting its DNA into an abomination simply because technology permits it...Ungrateful...To the Pax Cati, sealing themselves away so that they don't have to look at the war surrounding them, when they could easily bring peace to their neighbours...To even the crustaceans of those unknown planets, at the very edges of the Universe, worshipping their sticky, wriggling, abominable gods, and the vaporous brains of distant nebulae who know those same forgotten gods by an unknowable sign...
*Pausing, he gazes down at Aeturnus*
Void: This world is losing its balance of light and dark. In the beginning, there was far too much light...Thus, we made darkness to balance it. Night divides the day, to give a time for rest, a time to gaze at the stars, a time for some to hide from a cruel light...Shadows allow assassins to elimiate corrupt rulers. Dark matter itself holds your universe together...But now, darkness is tipping the balance too far. From a beginning of light, shall come total darkness...Then, we start over. Light, creation; dark, nothingness; and the balance that allows their coexistence, and the fragility of life...
*Looking away from Aeturnus and allowing the world to fade back in, Void sighs*
Void: ...What has been taken from my grasp...That which I truly want...Is not something you could understand, Aeturnus. I do not want power, for I am an avatar of reality's own primal forces...Riches have no meaning to me at all. I have all the time I need to be free; I am free to recline in the emptiness beyond time and space...What I want...
*He seems to zone out for a moment, before finishing*
Void: ...What I want...Is a family. Once, I had a brother, and a sister. My brother and I are pitted against each other, despite what we may wish...And my sister is, at this time, utterly unaware of my existence.
*Behind Nabonidus and Aeturnus opens up a portal, drawing them in*
Void: You are bound for Akkh'gherr. One of my generals awaits you in the deep seas. Fear not - Those waters do not abide by the laws you know, Human Aeturnus. Though you swim deeper into those murky depths, breathing is of no issue, and the pressure does not grow in the least.
*Finally, Aeturnus and Nabonidus are drawn completely through the portal*
Void: Good luck...You shall need it.
[ Akkh'gherr: ]
*Aeturnus and Nabonidus find themselves in midnight blue, gloomy waters, above a massive abyss*
*Just as Void said, breathing is not hampered at all, and despite being far below the surface, the pressure does not affect either Nabonidus nor Aeturnus in any way*
Nabonidus: ... *Gazes down into the abyss* ...Shall we venture deeper, human? Or are you scared?
*He waits patiently*
[ Bebop II: ]
Vi: *Puts on a pair of fingerless gloves*
Wisp: *Is floating beside her, looking on with interest*
Vi: ... *Looks to Yuuka* Ready?
[ Tournament: ]
Yamakaji: *Has been dismissed*
Zev: ... *Looks to Asabana* ...You ready to get a bit more serious?
Asabana: *Grins* Sure thing~! *Gives off a bright light*
Zev: *Places the nine-tailed fox idol back in his cloak, going for something else* ...
Asabana: *Has become a little, ghostly fireball with similar features to her humanoid body* You got it~?
Zev: *Grins* Sure do. *Pulls out the item he was speaking of*
*It turns out to be a carved stone knife, with bandage wrappings as a grip*
Makoto: *Smiles* ...Invoke: Kororo.
*A diminutive female spirit, holding up some kind of leaf, appears*
Zev: *Charges energy* Ooh. Is that a koro-pok-guru? Long time since I've seen that kind of Nature Spirit...
Makoto: *Draws a medium-sized, slightly pointed stick with intricate, tribal-like carvings* Yup. I came across her a long time ago...I normally don't use her kind of power, but it looks like it'll be the only way to beat you.
Zev: *Smiles* ...OverSoul, Asabana! Sacred Rock Knife! *Raises the carved stone knife*
Asabana: You~ got it~! *Floats into the knife, causing a burst of energy*
Makoto: OverSoul, Kororo! Ikupasuy! *Raises the carved stick, apparently called an 'ikupasuy'*
Kororo: *Nods, entering the medium with a blast of energy and cold air*
Zev: O.S.: Gathering Heavens, Swirling Underworld!!
*The rock knife becomes some kind of Japanese shortsword, with a katana's hilt and tsuba, colored dark crimson and gold respectively, two long, scarlet cords ended in golden rings on the pommel, and a single, longer, golden-colored tassel ended in a tuft of white fur. Most noticeably, while the forearm-length blade greatly resembles Japanese make, instead of the single cutting edge of a katana, it possesses two edges*
Makoto: O.S.: Kon Rametok!!
*Her ikapasuy has become some kind of large, icy totem, with the upper half surrounding her forearm and the bottom extending out past her elbow; forcing Makoto to keep her arm bent slightly. As well, a representation of Kororo's face can be seen glaring out from the side opposite Makoto*
*Their auras are absolutely massive, easily felt far beyond their arena*
Zev: You ready for this, girlie? *Smiles, raising blade*
Makoto: *Raises icy fist-hammer* I get a feeling you keep asking just to annoy me! Any day's a good day to kick your @ss, Zev Raregroove!! *Bends knees*
Zev: *Laughs at that comment* This has got me pumped! It's been a blast fighting you, Makoto!! *Charges*
Makoto: *Leaps in as well* Let's dedicate this to a future of kicking the crap outta each other!!
*Their strikes near each other, continually*
*Meanwhile, watching the fight is some kind of small, gray-brown colored spirit with a hunchback and a bright pair of all-green eyes. It possesses a face on its approximate chest, broad arms, drill-shaped lower legs, and a lizard-like tail. In all, it greatly resembles the red spirit from earlier*
???: ... *Gives a trilling noise* ...