Holding his arm out in front of the group, Ardere stepped in front of them as the guards arrived. Two normal guards, followed by three captains, and their worst nightmare....a paladin commander. Davey was in shock, sad that they had to face this, but the fire mage stared them down with no fear. Taking a deep breath, the men drew their swords and spears. Surrender now and we'll let you live, otherwise you will die a death too honorable for a mage.
The paladin commander was stronger than any enemy he had faced, perhaps even stronger than the alpha lycan, but now was not time for fear. For the first time in his life, the fire mage was ready to die if necessary. The people behind him were too important, and they deserved to live a life as mages. Sucking in the flames of the torches of the knights, they quickly re-lit them, ready to fight. So be it, then die!
Ardere's eyes turned red, and he responded simply, more calm and focused than ever. No. You, turn to ash.
The ground beneath him split slightly, as a thick black aura covered his body. The knights rushed in to charge, but their paladin leader stopped them, seemingly in shock at what was happened. ~God Force Activated~
The thick black aura turned to a literal flame, as the mage gushed out magical energy. His tattoos glowing a bright red, along with his eyes, but every other part of his body was pitch black. Even his brown hair turned pitch black, his clothes were so shaded in black, that he looked one with the night. The knights seemingly cowering slightly, but their resolve was strong, they were prepared to fight. Unfortunately, the fire king had tapped into a power beyond their imagining.
God Force. He had studied it many times but never thought he would achieve it. He was not at his peak strength, but this early form of God Force would do. He felt the energy of a thousand gods flowing through his veins, it was almost indescribable. The power of Hephaestus especially flowed through his veins, the god of flames. He saw flashes of a world in flames, and flashes of his god slaying mentor. His body had become similar to that of a god's, and he knew what he had to do with it, protect. The mages could take care of themselves, but he had come across this power, and he would use it wisely. There was a reason for everything, and there was a reason today was the day he felt this power. Ardere was not only powered up by his talisman, but his tattoos....and now his force. His amount of magical power was far beyond his level, a level he would not achieve for several months of straight training. He did not bask in it for more than a half a second, but during that half a second he felt the need to protect those behind him grow, his conviction and resolve harder than adamantine. The aura gushing from his body more so than a water fall. Even a mage barely experienced in sensory could feel his magical power right now, it was almost overwhelmed to himself. When I do this, run right behind me and don't stop. I will make an exit for us. Davey guide them through the flames.
He was addressing the group behind him, with an almost demonic sounding voice. Like hell y-
The Paladin was responding, but by then it was to late.
Ardere slammed his fist forward still clutching his sword, sending him like a rocket into the paladin. His speed and flames were so intense, that even the paladin could not stop him. The flames enveloping his body as he soared through the air, causing all of the knights to be hit and enveloped in flames. The paladin soaring through the air from the punch, mid-air, the fire mage moved his arm in an arc to send him aside. The paladin was still alive, but he had taken some significant damage to his armor and some of his flesh. All of the knights knocked aside, it left a path in flames for the other mages. Davey creating a shield as he lead the other mages, hopefully Aiyana with them, as they ran along with him. Allowing them to catch up, his feet were moving at intense speeds, dashing through the hall and back towards the tunnels. As he did this, knights and the like would start pouring out of another room, but would not enter until the fire king's friends had followed suit. Thus putting all of the knights charging behind them. Running and running, he kept his senses wide open to keep his friends safe.
@Aiyana WC: 797/300 Post: 12/20 Force: 1/7