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Persona :: New Arcana
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It was one cold night, the wind blew through the empty streets of Little Tokyo. Most people knew that it was better to stay inside home at night in Endymion, lest you would fall prey to the creatures that bump into the dark. Yet some brave(or maybe fool) people attempted to roam during the dark. This time two teenagers walked through the dim lighted streets, why were they out...?
It is becoming a pretty bad habit of his. Sneaking and staying out in the streets of Little Tokyo is one thing. Hanging around questionable characters and getting involved in activities that could either make him large sums of quid or land him in juvenile corrections is another. But bringing poor Noriko along for her talents as a hacker, knowing that this is leagues beyond her comfort zone? That is a borderline sin that K.Paak has to suppress to the back of his mind just about every night so that he can sleep.
Nevertheless, here they were. Back out on the almost deserted streets on a chilly night with nothing more than leftover popcorn from the cinema and their own company to keep them warm. "..I still can't believe that guy tripped and fell down the stairs. There was slushie everywhere!" The teenager lets out a heart laugh and continues to walk down the street, albeit at a slower pace than he might normally keep in order to walk beside his friend. "What was your favorite part of the flick?"
Noriko and company travel down the street. It's one of the several instances where she has, once again, been forced out of hiding within her lair to travel through the city. Thankfully, she's not alone. Kenneth's here, and hopefully wouldn't get kidnapped this time around. Not unlike the moped incident, where the odd fear came from.
She'll chuckle lightly, given the initial statement. "Right?! There was more red slushie on the stairs than there was blood on the movie!" The movie that they'd seen had been one of the action science-fiction genres. A hand reaches over to grab a handful of the remaining popcorn and portions of it are carefully inserted into the technician's mouth, in between statements.
"Favorite part, huh.." There's a pensive pause. "Probably when the machines turned on the humans, due to the poor conditions they were working in. It's a reminder that technology is a great thing, but you've gotta respect it, y'know?" It's surely an odd turning point to appreciate, and for-sure has to due with the fact that she's got a love for technology as a whole.
Their walk had been surprisingly calm, despite the cold and isolation, the two persevered, their hearts warmed with a friendly conversation. Being safe for this night didn't appear to be so impossible for once! Of course, outside forces would make sure to agitate their night.
A voice cried out, reaching the teenagers' ears and alerting them of the danger. It came from an alleyway, not too far from where they were standing, if they took action now perhaps they could reach the distressed person.
"Please!S-somebody!" A shriek of pain would be heard ...
Crooked Committee member or not, Kenneth does what he can to be a 'good' person. Good enough to show up to his classes and keep up the charade that he actually cares about school for his parents. Good enough to be honest with his friends (most of the time..). And definitely too kind of a soul to ignore a cry for help. In one swift movement he drops the bag of popcorn and start to jog up the street.
"Yo, Noriko! Is your phone still on? Mine died back at the theater--" He stops his request for her to dial the authorities immediately, as he arrives at the alleyway the screaming had come from, hopefully a bit ahead of the technician. It might take too long for them to go and find help, so showing up themselves is the next best thing, right?!
And all of a sudden.. There's a cry for help! Noriko is caught between several important topics right now. First, her expression reflects mild worry and confusion as she hears a cry for help in the distance. She'll yelp once the bag of popcorn is dropped, though, perhaps feeling its pain through her own person.
The teen races ahead, pursuing Kenneth in the direction of the voice. "B-But... The pop--!" She'll stop her speech in its tracks. The two presumably will stumble upon the distressed voice asking for help.
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Subject: Re: Dynamic Duo[Kenneth and Noriko::Night] Sat Sep 23, 2017 12:33 pm
"He- hahahahahah!" Upon arrival, the cries for help were replaced by a maniacal laughter. It was a simple trick, yet it lured the two teenagers in.
"We eating humies tonight, boys!"
A corpse like creature dragged itself toward the two, it was accompanied by a dog of terrible visage and fairy. They stared at the two teenagers with hunger. They were in danger, almost defenseless.
A man who had been watching the duo from the rooftops threw two guns, each loaded with ten bullets towards the duo. Additionally, this attack seemed to trigger something inside the two, it called for them wanting to be brought forth. The seed that had been planted within them 5 years ago finally began to blossomed. It was all a matter if they had the resolve to actually take this power...
You have received your gun and 10 regular bullets! If you haven't distributed your stats yet you may do it now and awaken to your persona.
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Subject: Re: Dynamic Duo[Kenneth and Noriko::Night] Sat Sep 23, 2017 11:21 pm
The oldest trick in the book.
As a person that prides himself on being more street smart than book smart, Kenneth often likes to believe that he is above falling for such things. Normally, he'd keep walking. What was he anyway, some kind of police officer? People got mugged and robbed everyday. Being a statistic is not something on his agenda! But something was different this time. It is as if his very soul is demanding that he react and do what he can to help. Maybe Noriko being around has something to do with it, maybe not.
Either way, here he is. Two ghouls and a pixie on one side of him.. and Noriko behind. Wait.. ghouls? A pixie? What was in that popcorn they were eating?! Paak's vision bounces between being blurry and seeing these odd monsters, neither use of his optics proving to be favorable. If he runs, she gets put in more danger than she already is. If he fights, he probably loses. It's not like he came packing heat or anything!
The words from up above come with a blessing - one revolver, fully loaded, that drops down into his hands. A sure sign that a higher power existed, no? But as the teen raises his hands up and points the weapon directly at the center enemy, he finds his hands frozen in place! It's as if every part of him knows that this is the moment that defines where his life will go. Once he pulls the trigger, there is no turning back. "d-Do or die, huh?! I choose the former!"
The instant he resolves to not give in then and there, his world changes. A quick blink of his eyes causes the windows of his soul to glow bright yellow. His hands are free to move again, and one instantly rises to grasp his face as an immense wave of pain overcomes him.
"A champion's grave is dug on their own terms. If your resolve is true..then call upon me! I am thou, and thou art I.. Ye who would defy the very foundation of his reality!"
Kenneth's hand claws at his face as a crimson aura erupts around the upper half of his mug and dances around his cranium. A sharp yelp is let out before he takes a commanding step forward and utters a single phrase out.
A gust of wind expells out from his form, and when it settles? A sleek crimson and smokey-grey mask covers the teenager's face. A costume with the same color palette covers the rest of his body. The newly 'transformed' Paak stands before the enemies hunched over, his chest expanding and contracting rapidly as if he's gasping for air.
Three oni masks, varying in color appear above the boy's frame. Each one has a different gruesome expression.
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Subject: Re: Dynamic Duo[Kenneth and Noriko::Night] Sun Sep 24, 2017 12:42 am
Noriko appears greatly alarmed, noticing that the cry for help hadn't been earnest at all! The three creatures before her strike fear into her heart. Sure, she's heard about the supernatural occurrences recently, but it doesn't feel anywhere near as real until they're ahead of you, claiming that you're their next meal.
The teen stumbles back lightly, almost landing on her rear-end. She can feel her heart pounding, right through her chest, as if it hadn't confided within her at all! Her rate of breathing rapidly increases. Is this how it all ends? Wanting to aid a presumably downed person. Being killed due to good nature?
When all seems lost, a gun lands in her hands. It seems to have descended from the heavens...! She can't even heed the statement of the savior, given all of the panic and such which are painting awful images within her head. Several anime had been left unfinished prior to this event, and there's even more that she'll never discover! Or at least, that's what she believed just prior to being handed the gun.
Said gun is gripped with her right hand. She'll fall to a knee. A powerful throbbing is suddenly felt from the confines of the teen's head. Noriko exhales a grunt. It's as if the throbbing of her mind and heart are beating at the same pace, just in this moment. Her mind's clear, in this instance. It's the calm before the storm, so to say.
"Have you finally noticed? All this wisdom; it's about time that you see the world for what it truly is." Sounds from within her mind. This voice blocks out just about everything else. A gasp escapes the teen. She can't recognize the voice, despite it sounding oh-so familiar. "He didn't leave because of you, yet you decided to listen to those rotten adults. Despite knowing they were dishonest, you cowered in fear. Hoping to become small, and insignificant." Tears begin to cascade down her features. "H.." Noriko's eyes glow a bright yellow.
"The only truth is your own truth, the one that you perceive with your own eyes. Do not ever allow yourself to be lead astray from this fact again! If you choose to acknowledge this truth, call upon me, and I shall grant you my power. Contract.. I am thou. Thou art I." Her eyelids shut. Fingernails dig into the ground with such ferocity that they begin to draw blood. The teen's visage shifts downward. "I won't hide or cover my eyes from the truth, never again! Hajime! Come to me!"
A vibrant blue aura enshrouds the teen. With the clearing of said aura, a porcelain mask forms upon her face. Its features are a combination of a fox and cat's. Whisker-like markings are visible on each side. Her clothing becomes a colorful kimono of varying reds and yellows. Common footwear is replaced with socks and fashionable geta. She stands tall. On her rear-end is a sheathed nodachi. Behind her stands a towering kitsune who stands on its two hind legs, with nine tails and an awfully flashy blue-and-gold kimono. A pair of massive blades are sheathed upon its back.
"We'll put you in your place.. With... -Our- truth!" Noriko and her inner self call out, in one harmonious voice.
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Subject: Re: Dynamic Duo[Kenneth and Noriko::Night] Sun Sep 24, 2017 1:35 am
As they summoned their personas, the creatures seemed to hesitate for a moment...
Subject: Re: Dynamic Duo[Kenneth and Noriko::Night] Sun Sep 24, 2017 3:32 am
Kenneth can't help but gaze back at Noriko as he transformation occurs. The two of them had truly become something.. special. But its what they did with the power that mattered, right? The teen instinctively takes hold of the bat that had come in with his new outfit and pulls it out of the sleeve on his back. The Yakuza Stick. The might that he held with it in his hands gives him hope. Hope.. and burning desire to smash the faces of those who had declared him and his free 'easy prey' in.
Or try to, at least.
His hands raise the Yakuza Stick above his head right as Geedorah appears fully for the first time. The Persona moves in front of Kenneth and slams both of his palms down onto the ground in an attempt to shake and fissure the ground ahead of him!
Matera | Inflicts a small amount of Earth damage to all enemies. | 6 SP 26 Earth Damage
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Cop, Miss if 7:
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Pixie, Miss if 2, 9:
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Subject: Re: Dynamic Duo[Kenneth and Noriko::Night] Sun Sep 24, 2017 5:53 pm
Noriko briefly peers over to Kenneth. She'll nod slightly, and then avert her gaze back to the trio ahead of them. Their immediate task is obvious, and she's more than prepared to use her new-found ability accordingly. Without even realizing it, the technomancer had been waiting for this, for years!
A hand reaches for the teen's nodachi. The blade is unsheathed, and then swung at an arc in the direction of the Zombie Cop. Said swing will produce an arc of wind. The angling of the swing will, of course, launch the arc of wind toward the Zombie Cop.
Subject: Re: Dynamic Duo[Kenneth and Noriko::Night] Mon Sep 25, 2017 4:29 am
Kenneth staggers backwards, the double assault proving to be enough to make him reevaluate the durability of this new form. As awesome as it is, if he does not apply himself, they could still end up defeated or worse. Paak grips the Yakuza Stick tightly in his hands and points it forward. The ghoulish guardian over his shoulder then bursts forward and aims to swing its own clubs at the Cop, aiming to double strike and shatter its defenses.
"Alright-alright! Keep it up, Noriko! We're not out of the woods yet!" Kenneth cheers his comrade up and capitalizes on the opportunity to strike again. The very same attack is launched at the Zombie Dog!