Aether quickly made his way down the chamber to follow after the mad miner he had launched, only to be met with an explosion behind him that would cause a minor cave in, sealing him in the section of the tunnel with his target. “I must say I was a little disappointed at first when I first saw you, I mean this scrawny little guy was the one who managed to get past the traps I set up? As if, I was expecting someone taller, a bit wider in the chest.” The miner stated. “But I must say you met my expectations as soon as you kicked me.” He grinned as he cracked his knuckles. “The others weren’t much fun to play with, they broke too easily. But I have a feeling you’ll be much more entertaining.”
Readying his weapon Aether pointed the tip of the lance at his target. “You will pay in full for all that you have taken.” Pulling the weapon back so that the tip aimed straight at his feet, Aether fired off the first shot from his lance, surprising the target as an explosion rippled at his feet and caused the ground beneath him to disperse, causing a small crater to form and for the man to be thrust up into the air as the lance picked up on Aether’s thoughts, aiming itself at the man to fire off the remaining 5 shots, each shell exploding on contact with the man’s body and disintegrating his clothes. Rushing up to continue his attacks at close range Aether began to thrust his golden lance into the chest of the man as he fell from being kept up in the air because of the explosive rounds only to be met with the tip of his lance exploding on contact with his flesh, knocking Aether back far enough before impaling the spikes around the grip of his lance into the ground to bring him to a gradual stop near the rubble of the cave in, giving the miner enough time to get up and laugh at his attempts. “You must’ve forgotten who you’re going up against here! There’s no way explosives like that will ever harm someone like me!” Cracking his neck the miner walked closer towards the masked mercenary. “I’ll show you what a real explosion feels like!” He shouted before rushing towards Aether with an outstretched palm.
Smashing her oversized fist into her other oversized palm with a sound similar to two concrete blocks smashing against each other, Anima stepped up to stand in front of Kaede, legs spread in a defensive manor. “I’m never one for violence, so if you stand down now and come quietly I promise to-” She began but was cut off by a stick of dynamite exploding directly in front of her, enshrouding her within the smoke that followed a powerful explosion that would usually kill any normal person. Thanks to Aether however, she wasn’t exactly normal. The two men grinned and prepared another few sticks to light and throw as the smoke cleared, but as it did they were only met with a soot-faced, angry golem. “They always choose the violent route.” Was all she said as a small glowing green circle formed in the centre of her chest, spreading lines of a similar color over her skin which connected to her hair, eyes, gauntlets and boots causing them to cast a similarly glowing aura. “Overdrive.” She whispered as her legs launched her at speeds of 30 metres per second, quickly closing the gap on the one who threw the dynamite at her mid-sentence before easily grasping his torso with one hand, bringing him with her extra momentum before slamming him into the wall of the hallway, spinning him around and smashing him into the ground, easily immobilizing him before his partner could even turn around to see what she had done. “It’s not polite to explode a ladies face whilst she’s talking.” She said to the man currently in the palm of her hand. “But you won’t be around much longer to learn from your mistakes.” She continued with a smile on her face as her grip tightened before glancing up at his partner. “Don’t think you’re getting out of this just because you weren’t the one who threw the stick. Besides, you have a slightly bigger problem than me to worry about right now.” She told the man, hoping that her contractors used her assault to take out the man whilst she had him distracted.