The scene unfolded rather quickly before the Divine Steel user's crimson eyes. Mashyuu's tone darkened, a sensation of seriousness befalling the slayer as he eyed the armored foe in the distance and told her to get serious, as according to him this opponent was no ordinary one. Sin, the shadow spawn, disapeared in a puff of black smoke, leaving Ageha's arms to catch empty air instead. They dropped to her side and stayed there for a while longer as she took her opponent in a bit more and sighed reluctantly. Now Mashyuu too took a most curious stance, seemingly ready to face the opponent head on as he whispered the following words. "Mountain Stance..."
"Mountain Stance?" Ageha recited unconsciously, watching carefully how the Dragon Slayer positioned himself and his limbs. At this moment he turned around, sending a smirk her way before focusing on the opponent at hand. She noticed how his back grew in size, indicating he breathed in deeply. Accompanied by the inhaling the ground around him started rumbling softly, until rupturing itself from the solid mass they stood upon and flying up to the slayer's mouth. Ageha blinked upon realising how the slayer consumed his element; she only a second later realized that the earth had gathered around his wrists and forearms as well, creating gauntlets of pure earth. They looked quite similar to her own gauntlet technique, though she wondered whether the durability was the same as well. Before she could bother to look any further into the matter Mashyuu dashed off towards the armored skullface, keen on getting the earthen gauntlet to connect with his adversary's face. Instead, and much to Ageha's surprise, Mashyuu's attack got stopped with the mere lifting of a palm, and flicked aside with as much effort as it was stopped. None. The sound of impact made her cringe in the slayer's stead, and she gazed at the splintered tree in disbelief, where he kept lying still and seemingly unconscious. The master of Divine Steel grunted in a mixture of anger and helplessness. If Mashyuu, who was several times stronger than her, was so easily tossed aside, how would she be able to deal with this fellow?
"Damnit... Mashyuu! Hang in there!" She shouted, then averted her gaze from her downed ally to the imminent opponent, who seemed to be going towards Mashyuu's body for some reason. He didn't even bother another look her way, which ticked the silver-haired mage off, yet made her curious too as to why this man seemed more interested in the Earth Dragon Slayer. Ageha, all on her own to face a man who ignored her, went over her options and came to a quick conclusion on what to do next. Energy started building within her as she steadily walked towards the man, and snapped her fingers as he was but a few steps away from Mashyuu. At that very moment she yelled at the armored man to catch his attention, while her spell gradually took form above him. "Hey skullface, eyes up here!" she roared as she dashed forward, kicking up a rock that was loosened but left untouched as Mashyuu was busy recharging his magic. As the rock circled in the air she took hold of it in one hand, jolting her shoulder back and readying it to be thrown at the stationary man. Her opponent seemed uninterested, yet turned and took note of the incoming mage. Just as thought, this guy didn't pay much attention other than to Mashyuu, and Ageha chuckled internally as she closed the last few meters. "Fuck off! NOW!!!!" With all her might she proppeled the rock at the man's face, and masked underneath the scream was the command for her other spell to be initiated. The magic circle of black gold, with 5 massive swords protruding out of it, had manifested above the man soon after Ageha had shouted for the man's attention, and it had shifted and remained stationary right above Mashyuu's position until the very moment she shouted again. The magic circle disappeared, revealing the full size of the gigantic swords for a second before they came crashing down towards Mashyuu. The dark mage flicked the rock to the side and followed up with an elbow strike in Ageha's abdomen, letting her crash down right in front of the armored man. A split second later the five swords pierced through the ground in a circular formation around Mashyuu, tremors throwing the dark mage off balance for a moment. The large black swords, riddled with golden veins loomed inbetween the dark mage and his prey as a 7 feet wall of unbreakable steel. A few drops of blood dripped down the silver-haired mage's mouth as she glanced back up at the masked man's face, imagining his irritated face and grinned as she coughed and got back up.
"You'll be getting through me first, jackass." She growled as she straightened and stretched, cracking her neck left and right. "You pack quite the punch alright... but sadly impacts don't do me much," without another notice Ageha feigned a left hook, changed to a south paw stance and followed up with a steady 180 kick to the man's face, who caught and wrapped his iron-clad fingers around her ankle. She grinned and used her opponent's sturdy grip as leverage to do another heel kick, which was yet again halted by his remaining hand. Now caught in a mid-air stance and facing downwards, the Divine Steel mage leant back and jabbed her elbow at the man's shoulder. "Reversed!" Ageha said, the bladed gauntlet forming around her arm within the blink of an eye, the protruding reversed blade already piercing the black razored armor by the time the gauntlet had manifested. The jab of her elbow did its work perfectly, and the blade dug deep through the sinister man's shoulder, and even burst out at the other side, skewering his left side perfectly. The grip on her left leg weakened and let go and Ageha pulled back as the gauntlets evaporated in a cloud of darkened golden hued orbs. She turned around to get her other foot freed, yet had not expected the armored man to retaliate so quickly; his iron knuckles bashed in her face without mercy. Feeling the searing pain pump through her face, Ageha also felt how his grip loosened, allowing the impact of the punch to send her flying for a few meters. A backflip brought her back on her feet, yet the Divine Steel mage stumbled on her knee and slid back a few meters before skidding to a halt. She growled again and glared back at the armored man, face covered in little cuts from his edged gauntlets, and a slight purple hue forming on the right side of her forehead. Ageha had to do her best to keep herself from crying out in pain and clenched her fists, bashing one into the ground before getting up again, be it wobbly.
"Oh? Still able to stand, are ya? You're a fun one... alright, I suppose I can have some fun in killing ya before getting to the main course." The armored man's grin could be heared perfectly, even though his face was hidden, and his voice muffled by his helmet. Ageha swallowed as the man came closer, seemingly unhurt by the pierced shoulder, and couldn't help but grin, be it a panicked grin. "Damnit Mashyuu... now's not the time for a powernap, you bastard..."