Vargas, though unseen, would smile when Leila retorted to his comment about stealing the spotlight. -Life wasn't meant to be taken seriously!!
-the man responded, his altered voice still present. As he shot the monster down, he saw Leila using some sort of spell to create a barrier. Same magic didn't stop Djiin from delivering a lot of damage on her, but afterwards, the creature began getting frozen on the spot, not by ice, but rather, by her magical power. The demonic being fought all the way against the spell, and while its sheer B-Rank power did stop him from getting fully stopped, it still got stunned... that would be more than enough to create a window for them to strike.
Leila would ask him to stay put before she broke down the barrier, or else he risked getting froze in it. However, he should be ready to strike at any moment's notice. Not wanting to waste the opportunity, the Seig summoned his spear, Asag, and entered a starting stance, similar to that of an athlete just about to sprint 100 meters. As the electricity gathered, loud cracks could be heard, coming from the lightning bolts going wild. Once she gave the signal, he'd be more than happy to oblige. The young woman went towards the demon, leaping and revealing her claws, apologizing before slashing down, effectively taking out both eyes. The beast roared in acute pain, and thus, the barrier broke. She'd then give the signal...
A fraction of a second later, Vargas wasn't there anymore. Instead, his enhanced speed had taken him, in a single leap forward, from his initial position to the devil's. With both hands, he gripped Asag strongly, and drove it up and behind his back.-Took you long... enough!!
-the Seig shouted with a smile, impaling the creature's head with Asag. The Gust Aura, along with the weapon's damage, the electricity from the Lightning Demon and the augment from Swordmaster Style would be enough to finish off the damn beast, who was stopped on its tracks. Vargas leaped back from its head, as the spear faded away, since the job was done. The fiery beast took a step forward, then two, and released a howl to the moonlit skies before collapsing on the spot.
As Djiin's body hit the ground, its centipede-like appendages slowly descending as if they were dying out, both Vargas and Leila would be able to hear the unmistakable sound of a voice, echoing in the area. It was coming from the seemingly feral demon, after being defeated by both mages. Despite its words being hardly as fluid as Shade and Gleam's, Djiin was clearly a creature capable of thinking, speaking, and possibly, planning. -Mere humans... defeat me? Shameful!
-the huge beast roared, almost in pain and turmoil. That the fight had been a huge blow to its pride, since he had not even managed to kill any of his opponents, appart from the dark angel... and as a summon, that hardly even counted.
He couldn't fathom that humans could be that strong... how had they managed to acquire power? Much to his dismay, the words uttered by a certain traitor came to mind, warning not to underestimate them. However, not even at that moment would he admit that he had been wrong.
Behind his body, which was beginning to fade, the Hell's Gate loomed over. The gigantic monolith was deactivated at the time, but by previous experience, the Seig knew that the fight was far from over, even if they had managed to defeat Djiin.
Vargas would then sigh, and look at Leila. -Nice work, princess. This guy was tough, but we got him good.
-the Seig would approach, although not too much because his electricity aura was still there, and he didn't want to hurt her. If she was able to hear clearly at that time, she'd notice that his voice was, indeed, different. The same bloodlust remained within, though he was clearly doing his best to contain it. -You alright? I saw you getting hit pretty badly back there
-the white haired man asked, concerned about her. Even if she had come with him on her own accord, he still felt a bit responsible, given that it was his own work she got drawn into.-Well... if we're lucky, and that huge-ass gate doesn't go haywire spawning demons as soon as we attack it... I just gotta destroy it, and we're done here.
However, he'd then notice one of Djiin's appendages rising, its eye-like markings carefully surveying him. So Leila hadn't blinded it, after all... Even if the girl had been the one burning through most of her magic there, the creature knew that her magic belonged to that realm. His, however... -No. That power... Your power... Not human?
Vargas then realized that their foe was still there. Why? -"Oh... that's right".
Since little, his father had instructed him to do something after killing a demon... and he quickly remembered what it was, despite not having done it for a couple of years. After all, demons had only begun to emerge recently.-Hey, princess... wanna see something cool?
-the mage asked her. Regardless of her answer, the Seig would extend his arm forward, and opened his hand as if trying to reach for something. The spiritual ashes in which Djiin's body was decomposing would then alter their course, instead going towards the wizard.
Unconnected growls and grunts would follow.-Soul...? Taken...?
-the beast asked out loud, in confusion. No human should be able to do so. Only then he realized. His male opponent had the same white hair, brash attitude, and abilities as that despicable traitor, the one Djiin had sworn to tear apart with his own hands.-Alastor...
-the beast muttered at first, barely audible, but then let out a savage yell.
The roar echoed as his body finished fading in black flames. From its ashes, a red-orange flaming essence rose, directing itself towards Vargas's hand. The soul would then enter his body... -One down...
and a blast of flames would rise from the ground, a deathly spiral of the same flames and lava Djiin unleashed surrounding the Seig and rising towards the sky like a pillar.
After fifteen seconds, the spectacle subsided, and Leila would be able to see Vargas again. In his hands, he held a pair of twin swords. Their appearance and magic signature would quickly reveal that they were, indeed, the very demon they had just defeated; two weaponized manifestations of its very soul. That was the nature of Vargas's magic.-...two to go.
Knowing that both of them were quite damaged, and that Leila had spent most of her magic power, as his Sensory skill revealed, the white haired man sighed, reuniting with his partner once again.-Rest easy... I'll take care of the Hell's Gate.
He was just about to go walking there, up to the monolith, but he half-smiled and gave her a playful look. -...unless you want to come and keep me company?
-he joked. Regardless of her answer, the Hell's Gate was just up ahead; it would be her choice.
Now, all that remains is Vargas destroying the Hell's Gate. After that, we just gotta make the exit post, and we're done! Good job! :P
HP: 60/200 (bleeding)
MP: 75% (Asag, Djiin was auto-summoned, since I just got it).
Djiin: 4 posts remaining.
- Unique Abilities:
Lineage, still active.
Type: Long Spear, Offensive
Duration: Up to 3 posts, if unswapped
Description: Asag is a wind-based lance, bathed in copper and gold that, apart from being sharp enough itself on the tip, also creates cutting winds which can extend and engulf the user (more on its passive).
Length: 6 ft
Due to the weapon's reach, its basic attacks are capable of hitting more than one enemy, should they be at close quarters range.
Wind Raid is capable of outright deflecting a single D-Rank spell aimed at Vargas.
Gust Aura makes it effective to battle wind-based mages, except from Sky-type Slayers.
Sky Slayers, who can devour wind, can render this weapon's passive and active components completely useless, leaving him with just a huge spear.
Aura affects all surrounding allies as well.
Active requires one post to charge and leaves Vargas locked in place while doing so.
The vacuum effect also draws allies to it; its use is dangerous in closed spaces, such as caves or the like.
Gust Aura: when Asag is on his hands, its wind aura envelops the user, continually dealing D-Rank unarmed basic attack damage to those standing in a 5 meter radius area without even having to touch them. This aura damage caps at 15HP for Asag's full duration. Not only that, but once per post, the spear can channel a D-Rank wind spell aimed at Vargas in order to reinforce its next attack, boosting its damage by an extra 50% (may only be done once before releasing the stored wind).
Type: Dual Blades, Melee, Offensive,
Duration: Up to 5
Description: Djiin, previously a fire demon with two grotesque, centipede like arms, turns into a pair of flame longswords when wielded by Vargas. These two sabers specialize in fast cuts, allowing him to quickly prance through the battlefield, and are capable of quickly turning their oponent to cinders: Djiin's flames brutally incinerate everything they touch. In fact, not only are they believed to be way hotter than fire itself, but it is also said their flames cannot be quenched by normal means, only through stronger magic.
Specially strong against ice and water-based foes and magic of the Vargas's rank and below.
Its flames, coming from a demon, can only be eaten by a God/Demon Slayer.
Capable of being combined with other Devil's Arms during its active, if in Swordmaster style. Asag boasts incredibly synergy with it.
Deals, exclusively, fire damage, which can still be diminished by all Fire-element Slayer perks or similar abilities.
Alternatively, ice and water-type spells deal double damage to this weapon.
The active cannot be used at Vargas's leisure due to the terrain: using it in a forest, for example, would have dire consequences for everyone around him, specially civilians.
The active affects both allies and enemies in the same way.
Overheat: The fiery aura Djiin radiates is so intense that, once per post, a single Ice or Water based spell will fade into harmless vapor when aimed at Vargas (spells of his rank and below, of course). However, this will cool the Devil's Arm down, so other spells of that type can hit him that post. Aditionally, even if a foe is wearing armor, the blades heat it so much that the full damage is transferred to the enemy.