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The Situation so Far [Team Meeting]
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|Subject: The Situation so Far [Team Meeting] Thu May 21, 2015 1:08 am|| |
The Tsurinai made it far enough from the cold area to finally feel alittle warmth of the night. He came to what appeared to be a small table in the courtyard like the previous one they were currently at. He took a seat at the far end, his silver eyes still looking at the steak he took before, and would give a sigh. The young man would wait several minutes for any others to arrive before starting this team meeting for them all to get on the same page. He had been gone for some time, but he learned some things in his journey. The first thing he'd talk about was the current situation he had walked into.
"To start things off, you all need to pull it together. Attacking one another will not solve this night's issues. If we're going to succeed with returning this world back to normal, we need to be a real team. For this to happen, we need to all be on the same mindset. So if you're not here to focus your being on ridding the sky of that Red Moon, then perhaps you should leave now." Naito looked over the group, awaiting anyone to leave who didn't wish to participate with this mission. Un-organization would lead to mistakes. Mistakes would lead to death. They needed to understand that if they did not have trust in one another, they'd fall to the enemies within the tower. Especially with how these alternate realities could change things around them so easily. If their resolves were not secure; then Yachiru wouldn't need to worry about them making to the top of the tower. They most likely would have killed themselves before even reaching the halfway point.
With this out of the way, the Tsurinai would look towards Tomoe with narrowed eyes. "I'm not sure how educated our newcomer here is about Limbo. I would presume my comrades filled you in on all the events in the past, so you're familiar with the terms you'll be hearing tonight. If not, I'll give you a brief refresher. This refresher should also remind you all on why we're here, so please pay attention." Naito would cross his arms over his chest and close his eyes before speaking. "I first came to this region alittle over a year ago. When I arrived, all seemed to be rather normal. However, one night I had a strange dream where I appeared in a blue laced room. To you all, this was a Velvet Room. I'm sure you remember it." This was the first time he had ever spoken of how he received this abilities as a Persona-user, since no one was there for his awakening. "I was informed that a great tragedy would befall Ueitawa, and only those with the power to wield the Gods and Devils of their soul would be able to overcome it. This being a Persona. Soon after, students in Kizuna Academy began disappear and strange doorways began to appear around the city. These doorways would be the gateway to another world called Limbo. A place that had no definite shape or form, but seemed to be sentient in some form of definition."
The indifferent young man would glance towards Natashi and Aburai if they wished to add any details he may miss through his point of view of the story. After all, they were well aware of Limbo aswell, and used it for their nefarious schemes. "During the journey, each member of our team had to face their Shadows to gain their Persona. Some others have different circumstances, such as survival. Kyokudou, I'm not sure if either of your ways of awakening your potential falls in the line of these two options. However, moving onward, we cornered Natashi under the guise of the Smiling Mask and apprehended him. Even after Natashi was taken in, the murders continued. But before I go forward, I should reveal the appearance of an anomaly.." Naito raised his hand to his chin and pinched it between his index finger and thumb. "During our school days, a young man by the name of Marah B. appeared. He was a peculiar boy who didn't seem to answer any our questions to him about the past. However, he seemed to be well informed when it came to our lives. We believed he was just another strange young man until he was taken by the Smiling Mask's vixen. Kirito, I believe that was you as the Scarlet Ninja, or whatever name you chose. We learned that the victims Natashi kidnapped and threw into Limbo gained strange abilities when they were there. They seemed to be possessed by Shadows. However, the victims Aburai put into Limbo would die. It made no sense why there was a difference... But moving back to Marah B., when we found him he had his own Persona aswell. It would explain his strange behavior. However, we also learned in time his true name. Marah B. rearranged would spell out Brahma, and he was one of the main causes of Limbo appearing in our world. Before we could properly confront him about this, he was "murdered" by Aburai. Atleast, that's what we were lead to believe." There was a pause, just incase Aburai wished to add anything in at this point. After all, he was the cause of alot of strife that year ago. He had attacked many of their friends and taken many lives.
"As our journey continued, Limbo began to seep out upon our world. You may remember these moments when those strange red areas began appearing in the city. Well, this was caused because we continuously used the gateways into Limbo without any mind. When we entered Limbo, some of it entered our world aswell. That was the main reason we could summon our Personas in the real world, I'd presume. The situation became so dire that one of our teammates sacrificed their life to cutting off the gateways to Limbo, and disappearing from our reality completely. His name was Hibiki. However, when he did this, Marah B. remained in our world and is working to reopen the gateways. I believe his involvement tonight explains the Red Moon hovering above us. This area we're in right now resembles the properties of Limbo alot; excluding the amount of Shadows that were present in Limbo itself." The Tsurinai took a breath, as that was alot to explain about last year's case in one go. However, he would continue onward in regards to his theories about this night, and where he had been.
"...I understand I've been missing for quite some time. I left Ueitawa to attempt to track Souka's movements with the power of my Clan, however I never would have expected him to return so soon. When I re-arrived in Ueitawa, I went to meet with Yachiru in regards to family business. I was taken prisoner, seeing how I could not use my Persona to overcome his personnel. Thanks to Aburai, I escaped from my prison and experienced my first alternate world. I won't go into details of what transpired within the world, but now it gave me some theories on what these alternate worlds are." The young man's silver locks would drape downward as he lowered his head in thought. "Brahma was the avatar of Brahman, the Ultimate Reality. This was the being that created Limbo that was supposed to be a gift to mankind, but was used instead to put mankind in danger. Now when Hibiki sealed off Limbo, it sealed off Brahman's influence in our world aswell, I would presume. And in doing so, Yachiru took advantage of this and used Brahma in some way to connect those alternate realities to this tower. If this theory is correct, then each reality we come across is one of the many realities Brahman oversaw before being sealed. The reality I went too seemed to be an alternate timeline. In that reality, Brahman was defeated and Brahma took his throne. My other self killed the members of the team and forced Brahma to use Limbo to brainwash everyone into living in a world of my creation. A dangerous power, that Limbo was. In the wrong hands, it would have destroyed humanity. In the proper hands, however; it would have given us prosperity..." Naito sighed for a second while placing a hand on his side.
"..But either way, getting back on point. These realities within the tower seem to be the ones managed by Brahman before he was trapped within Limbo, thanks to Hibiki. I'm sure there are some realities where Limbo was never introduced to the world. Some realities where Limbo was out of control. There may even be realities we encounter where none of use were born because of a simple change that altered the timeline. Whatever the case, everyone will have to expect anything when delving deeper into the tower. Just because a person in a alternate reality cannot be trusted, do not compare them to the person of this reality. Perhaps Yachiru is forcing us to go through these worlds to weaken our resolve. I suppose we can only learn the higher we go, and the deeper we get involved with his schemes." The Tsurinai finished up his part of the conversation and would finally bite into the ice cold piece of steak, courtesy of Valentina's ice attack beforehand. Even after all this time, it remained frozen cold.
"Now.. feel free to share with me anything you all have learned up until this moment. Even the smallest detail may assist in ending this trivial plot that pompous Yachiru has planned for tonight."
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|Subject: Re: The Situation so Far [Team Meeting] Thu May 21, 2015 4:33 am|| |
After Kogami managed to thaw himself out, he tracked Naito’s footsteps with his hearing in order to see what this guy had to say. Frankly, he didn’t give two shits about teamwork or anything. Or maybe he did? Either way, Kogami was a mixture of too many emotion that tended to clash with each other, but his usual facial expression didn’t show much of that to behind with. His only memory of Naito was from school, that’s it. He was surprisingly quiet for a while but reluctant to sit at the table. He was cautious, suspicious, was this the same naito he saw before? As Naito talked, Kogami paced, well aware of the conversation that was going on because of his hearing. He was basically getting the general info of it all. However, he still couldn’t sit at the table or approach the others as of yet, it was due to his trust issues.
“Mir’s question shed light on something, tomoe is better at talking…Kahn's the red hired boy wonder, you already met our beloved ice princess, and me? Just call me your everyday thrill seeker." Kogami was a bit sarcasm when he said that, though each description had a hidden meaning. Koga didn’t want to snatch up mir’s information; she should have the pleasure to share it with Naito if she wants to. Though, Kogami wouldn’t of guessed that him and Mir were on the same page as to why he did it. As for tomoe… it’s tomoe. She frustrated him for some reason, but never brought him in a neglectful or stabby mood.” We beat a king that was fond of Yatagaratsu. And I know the feeling of wanting to give your all to avenge someone. The power of revenge is self-destructive, but it has the potential to take everybody with it. It’s better to trick our minds into thinking what we were doing is right instead of being pulled through the guilt of killing, even if the king was a robot. To beat the kings, were just going to kill again, even if it’s the flame guy. This isn’t a fairy tale where the bad guy will surrender and just leave us alone once we beat them. Not without insurancessssssssss….tch… insurance, like them not moving” Kogami was slipping a bit because of his lounge, but he continued.
“ They couldn’t handle it… i could tell when we was trapped in that void and saw all of her memories after we beat the king. .... so i.....“ Fuck them, why should kogami have to do anything anyway? What was he saying anyway? Should he trust him? Either way, Naito will get the information he needs. “You can’t save anyone from death, heir loyalty to yachiro makes them willing to sacrifice the world for their own selfishness. Nobody’s being forced to do this…” Kogami is already dead; he would have nothing to lose, and nothing to gain at the same time.
"Anyway, Abruai is giving us free questions, if you didnt ask anything... KAhn, Naito, Tomoe's little valentine, vera, that other girl ..blond.. god what was her name...anyway.....ask the important ones. No like i care. Ask why the sky is blue if you want. Who knows, maybe the deal is still on the table? If its not...." Kogami then shrugged and tipped his hat. "cant say i didn't try."
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|Subject: Re: The Situation so Far [Team Meeting] Thu May 21, 2015 2:08 pm|| |
Tomoe had gathered whoever was willing to go, leaving Kogami to tend to what he could….or was planning to if he didn’t somehow break out. He needed a minute to think about what he did. There was a reason it all went the way it did. Regardless, she listened in to him, soaking everything he told him, about the events last year, about the odd boy that he had seen before….so that blonde kid he saw was no ordinary person. Well, he already wasn’t, but essentially a demigod. She wondered what it would have been like to go into Limbo herself, but then again it may have been best not to know. When he moved on to explain, it was confirmed that their friend Hibiki really did save them for a time, if albeit sacrificed himself to do so.
Though Tomoe had had enough of Kogami speaking for the time being, and had turned to him. She looked mildly irritated; something that was not often seen in her so obviously. She guessed that Vera had been the one to let the area freeze over, if it was aimed at everyone including him. To leave him specifically inside still after she left means that he may have done something wrong. They needed to be a team, not a dysfunctional one, so all concerns must be presented. “Why are you not in timeout? I thought you’d learn from what you had done or the several times I told you to reel it in, but apparently not. I’d rather avoid actual killing if we can, I just wish that people wouldn’t rile up others, which is what I am guessing you did. So if you are only going to rant, keep it to yourself unless it’s constructive. If you want to help and not bring everyone down, that is why I let you stick with us. But it seems that when you joined us, you only succeeded in acting like a wild child.” That was the only thing she needed to say to the man, before continuing forward with the current conversation. It sounded like Tomoe was always blaming him, and she was to a degree, but there were reasons. Kogami knew how to understand and reel it in, and his biggest issue was that apart from the minor agreement he made the first time, he still hasn’t learned anything or tried to offer anything new. He still was acting the way he was. She wondered how he got himself killed; perhaps he angered the wrong person, or it was a freak accident. She had heard news of gun wounds, but a lot of it seemed so open-ended.
“We know the god Angra Mainyu is apparently what is going to be summoned at the top. Something Zoroastrian. But Brahma is Hindu. So many religions existing at once…” That was an interesting idea. She lookd like she took it well enough, but she was overwhelmed to a degree, if she wasn’t already by all this info about the very premise of Gods, and Personas. The Limbo deal didn’t crush her too hard though.
She had to mention everything she could. “Well, I am not sure why we are going through these worlds either, but judging by how Aburai told us that we could help who was in trouble, and who we helped was someone dead, we may be bringing them back to life, or perhaps doing something for them. But I am not sure. We came across someone in one world, with powers to eliminate our Personas. I have a firm belief he didn’t come from that world either, and we may see him again. We also met two redheads, and fought one of them. Though, Mir, was the other one here? I saw a ball of red fly to the sky, on a skateboard.” She would pause and let her speak and sum up the events. If Kogami did it, she felt that he would twist it to a degree inadvertently.
“Kahn, I feel like you should mention what else we saw. You knew him more than I did.” She said, obvious in reference to the mysterious Hibiki that they all saw. Maybe if it came through him he would know more about it. She would let anyone say anything else if they needed to; she may think of something herself. She thought more than she spoke, which was both a good and bad quality of hers.
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|Subject: Re: The Situation so Far [Team Meeting] Fri May 22, 2015 12:35 am|| |
Kahn was waiting alongside the others nodding along with what Naito said, "On point as always." He said smiling a bit. though Kogami seemed apt to discredit a bunch of stuff and overall just act like a child. The red haired young man, just frowned and shook his head. Though that wasn't the only reason, hearing that there was a reality were Naito had killed his comrades was...disturbing. Did that mean it was a possibility? He looked toward his friend, he was no longer sure, but considering the words of advice he was given by his friend...he found that reality to be unlikely. He blinked when Tomoe turned the floor to him, after giving a few things that she knew. Well he only had a few things that Tomoe may not have noted, and then of course Hibiki. The young man glanced around to the group.
"For those of you who don't know, Hibiki was a comrade of mine, and a comrade to many of the people here. However, he was the one who ended up giving his life or disappeared to ensure that the events that haunted Ueitawa would come to an end. Fast forward to where we are now, when Tomoe, Daiki, Destiny, and I came into the tower for the first time we saw him." The young man paused before reconsidering his statement, "Well it wasn't Hibiki, it was something with his shape and figure. Not like a shadow self as I have heard of, but...rather something more along the lines of something else. A specter of sorts, I tried to communicate with him, but it started blankly at me then wandered off through the walls. It doesn't seem hostile and considering how it was standing at the heap of something it seems to wield a great amount of power. Therefore, if we see it, we should avoid engaging it in my own opinion. Those were his thoughts on that issue, but looking at Naito, "It might be possible if we follow the logic of this tower we could save him as well. That may force us to defeat this specter of his, and that won't be easy."
Let's see was there anything else, oh yes...a few more things to address. "There is an individual, who most likely works for Yachiru, has the power to shapeshift. He took the appearance of Aburai, that might want to be something we ought to plan for. Maybe come up with a way of identifying each other should he choose to take our forms in some way." The young man said nodding his head that was really all he had, besides voicing an agreement with Tomoe.
"I too would like to avoid killing if it is possible, we might be able to learn more from the kings or knock some sense into them. I'm not sure they all realize what they're in for just yet, or that their employer has their interests in mind. Particularly the one who came down here on a skateboard, maybe if he knew a few details he might change his mind." He said offering a shrug, he wasn't entirely sure, but he figured he might as well give it a shot. The world was ending, or it was supposed to be. Granted, the group would not allow for it to get that far, but if they had a chance to earn an alley who had insider knowledge, then they might as well go for it!
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|Subject: Re: The Situation so Far [Team Meeting] Sat May 23, 2015 6:08 pm|| |
As requested by Naito, Natashi and Aburai were present during this meeting. Both of the adults took a seat at the far end of the table. Natashi elected to sit down, however; Aburai stood and lit a cigarette before tuning into the conversation. Listening to his past accomplishments, Aburai couldn't help but smile and laugh. Man, he was one hell of an asshole now wasn't he? All the people he murdered and put in danger made it even better. Even the large Shadows he let out of Limbo to attack the major cities, though that was excluded from the story. Naito must not have known that. Well, sharing that tidbit of information wasn't too important now was it?
He took a breath of smoke as Kogami spoke about the offer for free questions and answers. "That offer's passed, Kid. Hold that." The man chuckled to himself as Natashi pushed his glasses upon the rim of his nose and decided to add his own input to this discussion. "An interesting theory regarding the realities, Nai-chan." He gave the stick in the mud a little nickname. "Well, I suppose I can reveal what I know about the alternate realities. Your theory is correct; these are the realities previously managed by Brahman. With the Ultimate Reality gone, the realities simply do not disappear aswell. They continue onward on their separate lines, meaning to never cross one another. However, this tower seems to be drawing them inward, all to a single point. For what purpose, I do not know. However, this is also beneficial to us because it will give us the opportunity to reach the source of this all." The moment the man finished the sentence, Aburai took a long drag from his cigarette and turned away from the group. Natashi would continue onward...
"By the source, I specifically mean that one specific day. The day Aburai and myself know well. It was the day Souka died and Brahman came to him in his death. If we can go back to that time, it'll change everything. It'll change the course of history completely. It's one thing to change alternate realities on a whim, but that is the sole reality that all stems from. Souka's death. But.." The dark haired young man would rub his chin briefly while giving the situation. "If you were to do that, it'd change the entire course of our history here. There's a chance some of you would have never met, you would have never gained a Persona, and the chance you never were even born.. It's risky business, kids. Though, it'd benefit Aburai and myself. After all, we were already established in the timeline when Souka's death occurred, and we had already met each other. But for you all, it'd sort of be like killing your current selves. But atleast that also means others wouldn't have to die to Aburai or myself, correct? Is that a risk you're willing to take? The only alternative would be to stop Yachiru and this Angra Mainyu he is summoning." Yes, those were two options right there. Saving Souka was by far the easiest option here once they reached the reality focused upon him. Stopping him from getting hit by that car would solve alot of issues that occurred after that point in time. Infact, it'd save alot of lives, right?
Ueitawa,.. no, History could be changed entirely. No matter, with that tidbit out of the way, the conversation would continue. This time referring back to their little friend named Hibiki, and how he was within the tower. Aburai stepped forward this time. "Could be from an alternate reality. Somehow it could have made it to our world. I wouldn't be too surprised. It could also be a weapon Yachiru lost control of.. Though, if what the red head said was true, then it may be a product of the tower itself." The ex-Teacher rubbed the scruff on his chin as he pondered. It wasn't everyday he had to brainstorm with a bunch of brats he tried to kill in the past. "Further more, you said there was a shapeshifter in the tower? This is most likely the First King you're speaking of.. He's a pain in the ass. I'd avoid him unless you absolutely needed to fight him. I hate to say it, but he's stronger than the lot of us right now. Perhaps if you kids were at your prime, you'd be able to handle him. But he cannot be defeated in conventional means." That seemed to be all Aburai was willing to say on that, as he took another long drag from his cigarette.
Natashi removed the shades from his face and would begin to clean them with a cloth. He seemed to simply be listening at this point, but Kirito did not want to just sit on the sidelines here. The young woman waved her hands a few more times before poking herself on the head. "Ummm, I have a question regarding the redheads! You guys said you fought one before, and then that guy just showed up too! Was it the same redhead or two different ones? Did they both have the same motives for attacking us? I'm really confused there." The swordswoman scratched her head as she was trying to take in all this information at once.
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|Subject: Re: The Situation so Far [Team Meeting] Sat May 23, 2015 10:25 pm|| |
Though she was still rather... angry at herself, Mir would follow along later on once the meeting was starting, waiting only a bit for her cooldown to pass enough so she'd be able to walk. She'd keep quiet, really, only listening to the talk... until Tomoe addressed her. That wasn't unexpected, she was really the only one here who wasn't ranting off that participated in that fight.
"I only saw one person opposing us, Yatagarasu. I've only heard of another person like him myself, haven't even seen him. Regardless, no-one else was there, I assure you. Hell, I think they'd have ran at the sight of that fire anyway." The android sighed slightly, running a hand through her bangs. At this point, she had taken off her ribbons for now, leaving her hair to fall straight onto her shoulders and back. She was obviously tired, but still serious and awake, so any other questions that were posed at her, she could answer. Regardless, if there was a way to see the entrance from this point, she'd keep an eye on it.
"Hmmm..." After Natashi spoke, Mir looked off to the side, her eyes fluttering between closed and open. This was complicated, and most of it was stuff she didn't get. The name Souka was familiar to her, as it appeared on the news... quite a while back. Actually, a long time ago, now that she thought of it. What did that person have anything to do with this, though? Though this intrigued her, Mir would keep the questions for later, since they weren't important at the moment. If she just had to keep it in mind, it was fine with her.
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|Subject: Re: The Situation so Far [Team Meeting] Sat May 23, 2015 11:16 pm|| |
The Tsurinai's eyes would narrow towards this 'Kogami' fellow who was supposed to be dead. Was he a byproduct of this night or something entirely different? Naito had some memories on this young man in the past. He was a spec of dust in things to come, but was an annoyance when it came to school life. After all, he did have a gang of thugs attempt to attack students in the school. Perhaps death was the proper course of action to reprimand him for what he had done. Regardless, what he had learned from this useless drivel was the fact one of the Kings were defeated. That was good news. It atleast put a thin smile upon Naito's face as he analyzed the situation.
"One King down... Well done, you all. It seems my power wasn't needed. You all seem to be rather strong yourselves." The young man seemed to give a chuckle under his breath before crossing his arms. "Though, I've witnessed the power of another young woman in the tower. I am not entirely sure if this is the same woman you fought, but she was a swordsman. A formidable one at that. I'm sure if you have not seen her yet, you'll be meeting her soon. I am surprised the entirety of Yachiru's forces are not attacking at once. Perhaps there is a certain reason for this. Does he want to only slow us down, and not eradicate us altogether, for some sort of reason?" Naito closed his eyes in thought at his own words. He was more speaking to himself in the final few sentences, than everyone else. But they would be able to hear them if they wished.
His attention snapped back to the group with the words Tomoe spoke to Kogami. It seemed as though this wasn't the first time the other young man had spoken out of line? It would explain why he was frozen in a block of ice when Naito first arrived on the scene. The Tsurinai would simply allow the two to have their banter before clearing his throat to get the conversation back on track. And luckily he did, as Tomoe began to explain the calamity Yachiru was summoning on the peak of the tower. This God that was to descend... Naito had heard of it in stories, as it was his job to learn such things. But, he never would have suspected such a power could be summoned by a mere human. Though, with a power to alter realities, such as Souka, it could be possible. To think that student Marah B. was so relevant to things... Did this all revolve around his existence? He was an anomaly, just like this young woman before him.
"It's actually not surprising so many religions are clashing here. For example, take in account of our Personas. They all come from different backgrounds, yet are all here doing our bidding. In the end, regardless of religion, there should be nothing we cannot handle. Though this being may be a God, the will of humanity has always been more than a match for these supernatural forces. After all, it is humanity that makes anything a God. If we do not believe in it, then it is just another myth that can be crushed and thrown into the wind. Do not be discouraged." Naito spoke in confidence in regards to the team how and they will easily defeat any God that would descend upon them. When the conversation moved on to this fire in the sky, Naito's eyes would narrow once again. "Yatagarasu? The Crow of the Sun? I haven't heard of a human carrying this name. However, do not hesitate to remove him if he continues to be an issue here. Our main mission is to reach the peak of the tower. If our feelings begin to bog us down, we could fail everyone." Harsh words, but he was a realist. You couldn't be sympathetic towards everyone when the entirety of the world was on the line. If Yachiru's men did not easily sway from their beliefs, then the only way to reach the top was to go through them. "Though.. if we gather more intel on our enemies, it may be possible to save them aswell. I learned not to expend the few for the many, recently. If everyone can survive, then this will be the true happy ending we all crave tonight. So let's keep that in mind."
To anyone who knew Naito personally, that was a sudden change. Especially since he pictured everyone as pawns before. Perhaps he had matured recently. But he would not dwell on this for much longer as Azame began to speak next. When complimented by his comrade, Naito tilted his head forward slightly with a thin smile. "I only try, Azame. I'm sure you'd cover anything I'd miss. It's good to have you as part of the team again." After the short moment of praise, the Tsurinai's hands touched the table in sudden surprise. The information regarding Hibiki's return was astounding to him. If what Azame spoke of was correct, then it'd be possible to save Hibiki from that cursed fate? Would that risk Limbo coming back? Well, it was worth the shot. The Tsurinai was confident they could destroy Brahman if their alternate reality selves could. He'd even cross his arms and straighten his back in confidence. "..I see. Thank you, Azame for that information. Tonight we can fix our previous mistakes. We'll save him together. No one man should have to give their selves for the entirety of the world. It's all our responsibilities to set things straight."
There was a renewed confidence in the Tsurinai's voice regarding Hibiki's revival. He felt partially responsible that the young man gave his life for everyone, so he'd fix things with his own hands. In regards to the rest of Azame's report, Naito would close his eyes and absorb the information. With the inclusion of Shadows, shape shifters, and the like; it'd be hard to trust each other. But Naito was sure with the past year of working together, they'd know each other well by now. Though, it'd be hard to differentiate the newcomers from their Shadows and fakes, wouldn't it? "Azame brings up a good idea. We need a way to identify each other just incase. Perhaps a safety word or phrase?" Once again the conversation moved onto the skateboarder, and Naito remained quiet. He did not know much about this other person as of yet, so his input would be quite flawed.
Then the conversation shifted over to the man that grated on the Tsurinai's nerves. Well, both men, Natashi and Aburai. This talk of the Source did intrigued Naito to a certain degree. But making such a large change could alter everything. All their past journeys and accomplishments would come to waste. All the sacrifices they had made to make it this far would mean nothing... There was a distinct fear that Naito would return to how he was before he came to Ueitawa. The fool who used the lives of others for himself. "..Changing something that big has no guarantee of benefiting us. Infact, it could destroy us sooner. Messing with the past is risky business. Not something we should be involved with. I believe we should be fighting for the here and now." His voice did not waver. It was clear and set on one course. To defeat Yachiru, not run to change the past and hope it changed the entire world for the better.
Naito would not entertain this "Source" idea much longer. Infact, he'd move onto the First King and how he was immortal. That seemed to be a rather big issue. However, as they spoke of this his mind wandered back to the "Source". He felt this wouldn't be the last time they heard this... And when the offer was presented to them all, would they take it? Would it cause the team to have some inner strife? Natashi and Aburai seemed to be interested in that to some degree. After all, it may not have affected them like it would the rest of the team. Could this be why they were assisting them? For their own means? This made Naito cautious of their true motives for this night.
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|Subject: Re: The Situation so Far [Team Meeting] Sun May 24, 2015 2:23 am|| |
Kahn was surprised that Aburai, of all people decided to throw in feedback, but then again maybe he wasn't as much of a jerk that Kahn thought he was. Then Natashi began to explain how the tower connected all these realities when they were not supposed to be connected in the first place. Well yeah...what is the reason for all this? Why were all these realities needed to be brought together? That Kahn didn't know and he might never know...unless it was revealed to them. Then there was the discussion about...the source. That being Souka's death, and how much easier it would be for them to change that, but the ending...would be beyond what anyone could predict. "Sounds like something out of some sort of sci-fi comic book." Kahn commented shaking his head, but when Naito spoke about bringing Hibiki back he refocused on that topic.
"The same goes for you my friend, and don't worry I'm pretty confident we can handle whatever this tower throws at us." When Aburai spoke up the young man paused and thought back to what he saw, "It doesn't look like anything from the alternate realities I have seen, it looked more like the Hibiki we all know. Yet...if it was something that Yachiru lost control of...why let it walk around the tower when he might have the resources to stop it? It is most certainly an outlier given everything we know." Then the topic of the first king came up and Naito suggested a safe word of sorts.
"That might not be a bad idea at all, more so if the tower throws a twist at us and separates us from each other. The word would have to be something we all know, and can remember." An idea crossed his mind, but he would keep it in his mind before voicing it, it was rather silly. When the third redhaired young man came up, Kahn's eyes widened.
"You mean Mikoto? Yeah he is another person who I have no idea what to think about." The young man sighed, before realizing Naito had no idea who this person was, "Shortly after returning from one of the alternate realities another red haired young man with a Persona came out of nowhere, locked us in an arena claiming he would kill us if we didn't win. He was powerful, he can teleport and seems to be skilled in combat. However, he eventually let us off and told us to work on our teamwork....I get the feeling he is on his own side. Which side he favors...I don't know."
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|Subject: Re: The Situation so Far [Team Meeting] Sun May 24, 2015 3:53 am|| |
Sure, avoiding this tower was not something she originally planned on doing. But the sight of it gave Her a bit of hope in the search for Soki, especially since everyone but those without potential were frozen in time. Every glance she gave it was usually one of curiosity, but she had never caught a glimpse of the person she searched for. Mostly she caught random people she had barely seen passing through sometimes, but if she was going to find the woman she was looking for, avoiding fights wasn't possible anymore. It didn't take long to arrive in the courtyard, especially since she had been staying close by to keep an eye on the place. Up close, the entire tower looked very different, more intimidating than it had initially seemed like it would be. She certainly did not want to enter that place alone, but finding allies might be hard enough, especially persona users. Would Nyarlathotep even allow her to align herself with people like that without consequences? For awhile she would just stand in amazement at the tower, still debating on what her next course of action should be.
That was when she heard voices echoing from the courtyard, multiple people speaking amusing each other. This, was the first time she had heard another person's voice since the moon became red. Even from a distance, Shi could never make out any of these people's voices, which was strange. The entire place was so quiet, she should have been able to hear their voices from a mile away. But none of that really mattered right now, for she found herself walking in the direction of said voices. Though after a few moments of walking without thinking first, she began to slow down to a halt, mapping out the directions her entrance could go in. On one hand, they could barely care and welcome another person to help them, but on the other hand, they could outright find her as a thread and attempt to off her. Though Soki might be there, even though Shi hasn't seen her since the tower took form, which wouldn't be that bad since it looked too dangerous for her to be in. And while the white haired woman could hold her own, the former attendant wouldn't have let her in the first place.
Making her way over as she finally decided to approach the group, she would at first notice a few familiar faces, people she had seen in the velvet room or players in the last event that took place in the region. But there were a few new ones as well; none of them had a reason to recognize her, especially since she didn't appear to be a velvet room attendant anymore. While her hair was still white, her eyes had taken on a red like color which was more human than their original golden hue. She would cautiously approach, trying not the startle anyone and get herself killed. "Pardon the intrusion, but I felt it was necessary I introduced myself to you all; what with us mostly having the same goals and whatnot." She'd curtsy a bit, trying to seem casual which didn't work as well. Even though she wasn't an attendant anymore, she still held the type of awkward quirk they showed to towards human culture. While she was still emotionless towards these people, there was still that little bit of quirk she held in her tone. "In any case, my name is Shi. It's a pleasure."
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|Subject: Re: The Situation so Far [Team Meeting] Sun May 24, 2015 9:18 pm|| |
Listening to everyone, Natashi's talk about a "Source" bothered her and was definitely unsettling. To rewrite something so long ago and making a huge change on the future now. Many would be brought back to life, but what if that meant other things would happen? Did that mean they would not exist? So many things could go wrong with changing the future, but on the other hand, this entire madness would not have started. If they go after the God instead, then everyone would in theory stay the same, everyone would remain gone, but this would at least be the same world. Is that the better choice? Aburai and Natashi seemed to want to get to Souka, but they did give them the other choice they could make. Did they truly not mind either way? They have been slowly feeding information to them, so was it a good idea to continuously trust them unconditionally? Tomoe wasn't sure...Naito seemed to disagree with the notion entirely; and she could understand why; it was incredibly risky. But hearing the other man's name Yatagarasu piqued her interest somewhat. Maybe they would meet again. "I would not be against the idea Naito. We can have one person make one and pass it around. I can if you want," she suggested, interested to try something out. She had something on her mind since they talked about this Source business. The First King that Aburai told them about did not surprise her too much. This was not the first time someone mentioned this. She recalled Natashi talking about this and even his reluctance to take him on. A man who can't be defeated conventionally? Who is this First King...?
She would have spoken about Mikoto, but Kahn did for her so she said no more on that regard. Actually...that's not true. There was an odd coincidence between the two. "Both of these guys are similar in looks and had a fondness for the Fourth King? I wonder how those two are related; I can't think of them not being somehow connected." She had several ideas. They could be the same person, siblings, someone from another reality. But the first time she brought it up she got the last idea she thought of. Mikoto was a huge enigma.
When the new arrival showed up, she looked her up and down. This was becoming a large group. But something else hit her..."So you were eavesdropping? Only way you can say that with such certainty. Who are you and why are you actually here? Better to be honest now rather than later." She said. Her hand was near her side once more. It was kind of sad she was growing used to being at the ready of a fight, but perhaps Tomoe really had to get used to it.
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|Subject: Re: The Situation so Far [Team Meeting] Thu May 28, 2015 10:37 pm|| |
Natashi crossed his arms in thought as the children continue their conversation. Aburai also added no input into the conversation, as he took a long drag of his cigarette. It seemed only as if Kirito was paying attention at this time. Though, to be honest, she was sort of perplexed on the situation here aswell... So she'd continue to listen, and the three would not offer any input at this time...
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|Subject: Re: The Situation so Far [Team Meeting] Fri May 29, 2015 4:29 pm|| |
Mir frowned as the new person came in, sighing. She was focusing on paying attention to the talk before this... but now she was getting... somewhat more impatient. "Well, lovely. I'm sure we need the most people we can get, but I have no idea if this'll benefit us or not... You know what's not giving us anything, though? Leaving the entrance unguarded. I'm gonna go back and make sure no random person like this chick wanders off alone into the tower." The android got up, a fairly annoyed look on her face. She was interested in the information being spoken about... but she was still worried about Vera coming back. Sure, there was no guarantees she would or, if she did, that she'd come from the entrance... but hell, better be safe than sorry, no-one else knew of the back entrance but the party who just went up, right? Wearing a sour face, Mir glanced again at the new person before starting to walk off. She may have already done and said too much in her time here... Though she still regretted not thinking before she spoke in that battle... should that have been a battle, though? She just wondered that. Was she even doing the right thing...? Just as the thought crossed her mind, Jaqli froze, eyes wide as her limbs shook. Before just a second or so, the power drained from her body as it fell with a thud onto the floor. She was completely off, it seemed, but still operational...
"You've got to be joking..."Should the party inspect, they'd hear those words come out of her mouth after a minute passed. It went by so fast. What was that? What even happened?! As her sight returned, Mir immediately shot up, looking around like a panicked child. She was still here, oddly enough, despite the surreal sight she had just seen. It was horrifying, to say the least, but now, the android wasn't sure what to think of it. It was extremely rare for her to simply shut off as easily as that, since she had no actual power button, but...
"What the hell...?! Was that a dream or some shit...?" Anyone close to her would hear worry in her voice as her body visibly trembled. She was horrified, truly, and anyone that got the vision too would know exactly why... if that future was to pass, there'd be nothing they could do. However, her eyes immediately darted around for Tomoe, looking relieved as they found her. Why was she not there? Why was she the only one of the party that wasn't there?!
"Okay, this is some serious stuff now... did anyone else, like... see something incredibly gruesome or am I just going insane from this moon's shine?" Jaqli furrowed her brow. She was skeptical about believing what she saw... but if anyone else had seen it, if they had the same vision, then surely, it'd mean something, right? For now, though, she'd stand up, still fairly wobbly as she hugged her arm. What the hell was going on...?
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|Subject: Re: The Situation so Far [Team Meeting] Sat May 30, 2015 11:32 am|| |
Kogami was being quite chill about everything at this given point in time. What could he possibly had to say anyway? That new girl couldn’t hide from him anyway he been heard her footsteps and snooping around, but he didn’t say much about I, if anything at all. For now, he would keep his distance and watch how she interacts with the others before making any final judgments. Usually when he does, it’s something alot more erratic than the thinking of a normal person.
“You don’t get to sit at the table, cool kids only.” He tipped his hat up with a smug look and eyed this woman named Shi as if he was already on to her. However, he was more concerned with the falling robot. Wait? Concerned? If toasters break, you just get a new one, right? “Tch….” Kogami sucked his teeth and stood over mir when she fell to the floor. He was hesitant, cursing under his breath and mumbling for a quick second before attempting to help Mr. But that wasn’t needed since she shot back up. “Oh, sleeping beauty. Welcome back to the land of the living, I know this meetings pretty boring but not even I can sleep through it , not even if I wanted to, bravo….” These people are so dam loud and for some reason, Naito irked him. The sound of his voice would wake Kogami from a coma. That and Tomoe''s smacks, and vera's frost bite, Jesus there are so many things people can do to annoy him. Though, Kogami raised an eyebrow when Mir mentioned something strange. “What the hell are you talking about? You probably unplugged yourself by accident or something I don’t know. Can’t you do maintenance on yourself or something? I’ll be dammed if you did that in the middle of a fight. Go see if vera can fix you... its not like she didn't feel you up before. "Kogami would say sarcastically but he was relieved that Mir didnt shut down completely. If another minute passed, he would of been worried... MAybe... " Anyway, maybe you should ........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ grrr!" Kogami spaced out for a brief moment before he held his head. "What the hell was that, something just forced itslef in my head! I.... saw......." Kogami looked at Natashi and wanted to frown, but his shadow self didnt allow him to. He just Looked at Natashi, but if natashi could just why a dead man would look at him so brazenly, it wasnt good. Kogami recognized that voice of course, but nothing was clear.
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|Subject: Re: The Situation so Far [Team Meeting] Sat May 30, 2015 8:03 pm|| |
The silver haired Tsurinai would close his eyes and give some thought to Kahn's words. He did have quite the point there. Yachiru most likely had much more firepower than them to handle Hibiki if he truly was wandering around the tower without a leash. So why didn't he? Could he not overcome Hibiki in the slightest, or was there something more to be said here? So perhaps Naito's second theory about Hibiki was correct? Perhaps he was a product of the tower put in place? Maybe for protection? It truly was not clear, and he'd only be able to learn more if he saw this Hibiki with his own eyes. The young man would ponder this for alittle longer and would allow the others to decide a safety word, just incase they were separated in the tower somehow. Though, that did lead him to question Aburai's ability to communicate with them through phones. Was it possible for him to set up each of their phone so they could call each other within the tower? The silver haired young man would turn towards his sensei and ask the question with a calm voice.
"Aburai, to my knowledge you have an ability that allows you to communicate with us through our phones. Normally in Limbo, technology went haywire. How are you capable of doing this, and do you have the means to set it up so we can all keep in constant touch with one another through our phones?" Naito would await an answer. Depending on it would decide how much further he'd go into the conversation regarding their personal devices here. The young man, however, would switch his attention to the young woman who appeared to the group. Honestly, anyone would be hostile at this point, no matter what sort of approach a person would have. This woman, he had never met, and thus he immediately had some suspicion of them. Perhaps they were just another soul who awakened during this night, similar to the young woman he had met first. There was a chance, but his eyes still did narrow towards her as he did not say a word. Why introduce himself? It was pointless drivel to those who served no purpose. She'd need to prove herself before getting any spotlight from him.
This talk of Mikoto brushed over the Tsurinai, who didn't seem to have too much to comment about it. He had never met the man, so what hypothesis could he possibly fathom on his motives? He'd leave that mystery to the rest of the group.
For a short moment, Naito's silver eyes would glance towards this woman named Mir. She seemed to be in some kind of mood, which caused him to have a stern face in her direction. "Calm yourself. If you get too emotional in this night and risk the lives of the others, I will not hesitate to end you myself. There is no need to worry about that young woman Valetina. Believe me, she can handle herself." He knew this simply from the power she displayed when she turned the entire site at the courtyard into ice. That was no average display of skills, that was a professional at work. If anything, they were lucky she didn't freeze them whole and kept them as statues for the tower. ..Mere decorations.
Naito went to focus back on the conversation before the young woman seemed to fall into a daze of some sort. His silver eyes glanced at her for a second before she began to snap out of it and come back to reality. His eyes then went to Kogami who made odd comments about "plugging oneself in" and the like. This made the Tsurinai's eyes narrow in suspicion before he had his own vision flood into his mind. Instead of having such an exaggerated reaction, he simply raised his gloved right hand over his eyes and lowered his head. It would appear he was thinking, but no words left his lips once...
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|Subject: Re: The Situation so Far [Team Meeting] Tue Jun 02, 2015 12:31 am|| |
Kahn listened to Tomoe's own thoughts, were Yatagarasu and Mikoto connected? The young man could see the connection, but they had no evidence other than what Tomoe said. Not to mention Mikoto didn't seem to be on a side...this was all so confusing. Nothing seemed certain, his thoughts were interrupted by someone arriving, who Tomoe took an immediate reaction to. Kahn did as well, "Yes who are you? And what are you doing here?" The young man asked hoping to get some answers from the newcomer though his questioning was interrupted as his mouth opened to say something, he paused mid sentence as his mind was wracked with images of...the worst possible outcome the ultimate game over.
However, Tomoe wasn't there, and judging from everyone's reactions...he wasn't the only one
Mir, Kogami, and if he could read Naito correctly...he seemed to be thinking about something. "You're not losing it Mir..." Kahn would say affirming he had the same effect, and his eyes shifted to Naito. "Naito....?" he asked and without saying more his eyes gestured to Tomoe. As if asking the obvious question...where was she in that final showdown? However, as if not to leave his question hanging he quickly added on to his attempt to get his friend's attention.
"Well what's the plan, now? Based on what we've seen and what we know. Should we split up into two groups or should we progress through the tower into the next floor and work our way up toward the top?" The young man asked attempting to help discover the best way to approach the new situation and not let too much time pass on planning.
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