Hera climbed her way over rocks...flipped tables. Just about everything. But...she had a smile on her face for the first time in awhile. This didn't go unnoticed by her Exceed, who was seen standing on a pile of rubble near a large destroyed bar. Her image stoic amongst the wreckage.
Rose merely swished her tail, with her arms crossed. Her demeanor serious as usual. She seemed to be eyeing the bar area off to the left of the Main Hall, looking at it's remnants without moving. "Hey, it's pretty cool to be back here huh?"
Hera said plopping her body up with a 'jiggle' for fanservice as she kicked her legs, swinging them playfully sitting on the rock next to Rose, who didn't even look at her. With a swing of her ponytail, Hera looked over at her. Gauging her mood, she wondered how difficult this was for her
as well. Rose had come from Edolas, to recover her Father's Exceed. Garfield. Who actually was the Prince of Extalia, and son of the Queen in Edolas. The Exceed's home dimension. A parallel one to Earthland.
Rose had made a promise to Garfield to always keep Heero safe when he left, at the time Heero had been only 16. During the years that followed, Rose was with Heero day and night, becoming more than family to the Guild just as everyone who was a part of Fairy Tail did. When Hera was born, Rose was so happy it was a girl that she literally slept on Alyia's belly many nights. She was like her sister. "What do you say we visit the Master's Office?"
Hera said, knowing Rose had literally ran
the Guild for her father alongside Sorano, the new Master of the Guild. Her father never did like paperwork. Rose perked up a bit at the words 'masters office', as she moved a bit, nodding as she flicked her ears playfully.
Eventually, they managed to get upstairs. Although they literally had to pull themselves through a hole in the floor. Fortunately, as they poked their heads up; the hole led straight to the Master's Office. Pulling themselves through into the dusty room, Hera gazed around with awe.
The room was still littered with books...endless books. Pictures on the wall. Shuhei. Zack. Rita and Simon hugging and fighting at the same time somehow. Ken and her Father back to back. Kanix and Nekros, with Kanix' belly almost ready to burst. Heero and Alyia embracing, forehead to forehead. Zeno, Zenshin, Alye her aunt moving her hair out of her face. Ebony eating a huge stack of nachos.
All these pictures.....her imagination tried to imagine these times. She let out a 'wow'
as she shuffled through old paperwork, old Jobs gone good..and bad. Rose summoned her white wings with a sparkle, and was floating around the room gazing here and there. It was then on the desk, that she spotted a picture. It was Ken, a kid. Her father, a kid. A young girl with blue hair. Leonard, standing behind them all with a hand on Heero's head as if he was keeping him well behaved. Tilting the picture, a drawer literally slid out and bumped her in the thigh in front of her. A hidden....what was this?
Upon a purple plush pillow, was a mask.
A third of it was broken. Mainly the piece around the left eye. As if someone had been punched there. As soon as Hera touched it, a huge white flash
went off in her mind along with a hallowed scream. She removed her hand from it, looking upon it warily now. Before steeling herself and grabbing it again, removing it from the purple pillow. Holding it up and inspecting it, she got a worried expression as the runes engraved upon it were stylish, yet too
familiar. Eris had used some of these runes before...she recalled it from her apprenticeship under the Red Witch. Though some of these runes were completely foreign to her. Maybe if she could find Igneel...or Grandine. They could translate.
Turning the mask over, it literally was made completely of obsidian
. It was beautiful, the runes were only visible up close as they were carved into the black stone. "I don't remember Dad ever wearing this thing...."
Hera said under her breath as Rose looked over to her, the Exceed's eyes widening. "Be CAREFUL with that!"
Rose said as she flew over quickly, with a swoosh landing on the desk in front of Hera with a thud. "There are literally millions of souls trapped inside that thing....it's the old mask of Savage Skull's Founder. Lichborne the Dread Wizard."
as she said this, Hera turned back to the mask with wide eyes. She'd heard stories of that mage in particular. Some thought he was the second coming of Zeref. Some thought he was
Zeref in disguise. But when the truth came out, he was a mage that was borne long after the Black Wizard himself. But long before this age. He had sustained himself with Magic overtime the legends say, he had no blood, only mana and sand within himself. "Supposedly the mask helped Anchor his body and the mana holding it together....everyone the Lichborne ever killed....in one mask. He wiped out an entire nation once....."
Rose tried to get Hera to grasp just what she was holding.
Furrowing her brow a bit, Hera would nod and shove the thing into her satchel on her waist that she always kept. Nodding to Rose, she would leap back down through the hole in a swoop of her ponytail, as Rose did a twirl and flew back down through it after her. Landing with slightly bent knees, she stood up in the Main Hall again as the dust from her leaping down whirled and settled.
For awhile, Hera would continue to look around the old hall. Sunlight beams from broken pieces of the hall were the only light in the room. Then...all of a sudden. Screams? Hera looked at Rose at the same time as her Exceed looked at her. As Rose took off through a hole in the roof into the blinding sunlight, she would take off higher and higher into the skies.
Hera nodded and jogged toward the front door, but as she did a figure literally swirled into the room, floating off the ground donning a red cloak. Her jog stopped as Hera immediately felt a dreadful presence from this being. Raising an eyebrow, she could've sworn the thing had two small flames for eyes. She wondered if eating an eye was an option....she'd never gotten the chance to eat a beings flaming eyes. She'd thought about it. As she kept her eyebrow raised, the being began to speak in the most dreadful rasp she'd heard since chilling with Eris' demons as a child. "What in the world...."
she said under her breath as the thing abruptly locked eyes with her after it ranted on about her Father, as if the thing, the woman it sounded like...was taunting him. Even though he was literally in the basement of this very building miles below them. "What...you're looking for the apocalypse?"
Hera said, as she raised her hand, flames whirling off of it naturally; as her body and magic seemed to be responding to her mood as it always did. "I don't know who you are....woman, but I do know that you are creeping me the hell out, you're obviously...something like a mage, although I really don't know what the fuck you are."
Hera said as flames from her own hand danced in front of her face in small flicks. She didn't sense any
Magic Power radiating from this woman. Yet she was clearly using some kind of Magical Being. What kind? Who knew. But she could tell she was tied to the essence of Death. "My father is dead......but you can deal with me if you'd like."
Hera would then look to her Satchel as she felt extreme
magical presence radiating from it. More than she'd ever felt, even from her Father or Acnologia. Just what the fuck was this mask? Her satchel actually began to glow with a green light from within it as Marceline would feel her Guild Crest radiate with power unlike anything she'd ever felt, a small green glow would bloom from it. Looking from the satchel on her waist to the red floating woman, who's eyes just changed silver, and more normal looking. She raised her fist, clenching it as flames literally exploded
from her randomly in all directions; as all of the torches in Fairy Tail lit at once
, about forty of them around the abondoned hall, illuminating the hell out of the room as the sound of fire burning both in the room, and from Hera was heard as Hera's entire arm was now encased in fire.
------------------------------------------------"This used to belong to the mage who founded Savage Skull....."
she said as she held up the glowing green mask, before stuffing it back into her satchel and clipping it shut. "I think I'll hold onto it for now. My father punched it right off of his face just before he killed him."
with her non on fire
arm, Hera patted the satchel twice. As the arm that was on fire would point at Marceline and do a "come and get it"
with one finger toward her. Just as she did so, Rose came barreling
back into the room; braking so hard mid-air just before the ground that she actually knocked some random clutter away. "Hera, Savage Skull is attacking with an army! At least 10,000 of them! I didn't see many of their Guild mages; but a lot of the regular humans are wearing bandanas and clothes with that damn Skull on it!"
Rose panted out of breath as she did a double take, noticing Marceline in the room.
After a brief moment of silence. Rose would fly around the room in a threatning loop; waving her hand as the sound of metal forging
all over the air was heard. Hera began inhaling a ton of air and all of the fire in the area, about fifty torches in the room leaped into the air magically toward her mouth as the ground rumbled briefly. Hundred Aera Spear (40 damage if hit by all of them, .5 damage each)
ReQuip went off as a literal belt of spears solidified themselves out of blue dust around Marceline, orbiting her like a a planet. The spears would then lock onto her magic signature and begin peppering the area. More and more spears spawned as they began to slam into the area at machine gun like rates; trying to impale and destroy Marceline as tables and just about everything else in the main hall began to get shattered as the spears were made of Edolas Steel, they nullified and defended against Magic. Although this wasn't one of Rose's stronger attacks, just a diversion for----Fire Dragon's Roar (150 damage)
A 325 ft tall and wide explosion of flames literally roared out of Hera's mouth, swallowing up the entire main hall in a loud bang and sound of flames, the entire room that she and the being were standing in, making it nearly impossible if not virtually impossible to escape being cooked and carried right out the front door by the giant stream of flames... the roar itself went on screaming with flames and exploding
out of the front of Fairy Tail's already crumbling Guild Hall in a huge
stream of flame that caused such a noise from the front of the guild hall exploding that people literally began to pray in different areas of the city at the sound of far off explosions. A huge stream of flames literally traveled so far it reached the outskirts of the city before exploding in a literal horizon shattering blast of flames outside of the city that towered high into the sky even higher than any building in Magnolia except for Fairy Tail's crumbling Guild Hall and the Cathedral of Kardia.
As she stopped exhaling flames in the Guild Hall, a loud hiss
from flames going out was heard as she instantly turned and leaped into the air grabbing onto Rose, who flew her out of the old Guild Hall...high, high into the sky as they could see the old hall below them now, and the New York sized city panning out beneath them in all directions. The all white Cathedral towering high into the skies as well. Then..they spotted it. A damn legion. They were already upon the outskirts of the town and had begun running in.
Even from here, with her superhuman sight as a Slayer, Hera could see the blood being spilled. Splattering against walls, as knives ripped out throats, baseball bats beat in heads, pistols were pulled on women, even children. As Magnolia literally began to be consumed by the sound of screams. Sure, 100,000 people lived in the city. They could rise up and defend themselves, but they were unarmed mostly; against an army of career criminals armed to the teeth. With who knew how powerful mages backing them.
This was bad.
Soaring through the city to assess the situation, Hera's ponytail flapped in the wind behind her as Rose flew so fast wind literally vortexed behind them. Spotting Mura from on high, Hera would point as Rose would dip down with a twirl and a long arc, headed for the ground; she would fly down next to Mura as Hera landed, walking up to him as Rose floated behind her. "There's about 10,000 career killers running into town from the West End. None of them appear to be mages, but they're strapped all the way up....although some kind of...thing ran into me at the old Guild Hall. I think it was a lady, but it was crazy looking....so I used my Roar on it and probably incinerated it naturally...."
she joked briefly with an almost invisible grin in a grim situation like this as she shook her head, the sound of screams getting louder as she looked over her shoulder briefly. "We have to take out as many as possible at the beginning to try and draw out the actual mages of Savage Skull......"
she looked back to Mura with a nod. "This wall is too tall for them to scale without magic, they're going to loop around west to the front of town...."
looking up the tall wall. Two of the cities sides were walled in by mountains. Ocean was at it's back, and the front was open hillside. Where they were running down into.
With another nod to Mura, Hera would put her fists together with flames whirling off of them. With a "let's go!" she began jogging through town, as townsfolk ran in the opposite direction. She heard gunshots and screams toward the front of town. "Oh I also found some kinda crazy mask...Rose says it belonged too their Guild's Founder....it started glowing around the floating lady thing that found me at the Guild Hall....doesn't seem to be doing anything now though."
she said as she jogged alongside Mura, turning the flames on her hand off for now while they ran together. "We should probably keep it away from them somehow...."
HP: 925 / 925
MP: 135% (Dragon Inhale +5% natural air, and +5% natural fire)
HP: 550 / 550
- Spells & Abilities Used:
Name: Fire Dragon's Roar
Rank: Perfected (S)
Description: The signature spell and technique of a Slayer. The ground whirls with so much air, that it's hard to even stand near Hera if you aren't of a certain weight or power. All of a sudden, Hera inhales a massive amount natural fire from the area; putting out torches, fireplaces, and and just about anything else nearby as the fire is yanked away toward Hera's mouth; as Fire whirls from everywhere three hundred feet nearby as she stops inhaling her cheeks are puffed up with all the fire she's eaten and charged. She then unleashes the roar; Expelling it with a gigantic blast of flames with white flames crackling on the edges that literally looks as if she's exhaling a giant inferno large enough to swallow up Godzilla. As it is fire, the noise alone is of the level of a hundred jets flying by. The roar itself would remind Goku of his Kamehameha. The roar that Hera breaths out can travel over three hundred feet. After traveling for what seems like forever, hitting it's target, or when Hera stops exhaling the roar explodes in a huge sphere like explosion of magical dragon flame that bubbles into a large sphere of flames and twists upward into the skies before a horizon brightening explosion ensues.
Strengths: Is a Roar. Hera is a master of this technique after her origins as the daughter of the Lightning Dragon Slayer, training with Igneel and learning Fire Dragon arts, and can naturally use this once per post. Deals S and once from the carry of the wildfire stream and being slightly vaporized, and another 50% from the 300ft tall explosion of flames at the end of the roar. Hera can turn herself or aim anyway while exhaling the huge stream of fire. Is 325ft tall and wide, and travels 325ft before exploding.
Weaknesses: Is the signature attack of a Slayer. A roar is well known by a lot of wizards, meaning they will try their absolute damndest to get out of the way. Takes 3 seconds for Hera to fire this at an opponent. Can be defended against by S-Ranked Water. Can be stopped, or walled off by S-Ranked Metal. Is an attack that Hera uses very often, and can be strategized against. Has a lot of collateral damage. Hera sometimes holds up two hands under her mouth Ninjutsu style, just before firing the huge roar.
Name: Fire Dragon's Fists
Rank: Strong (B)
Description: Both of Hera's hands instantly catch a flame, as the fire whirls and begins to spin extremely quickly around both hands until the fire is burning so hot even things around her begin to glow with heat. Hera's punches melt and catch things on fire upon impact with a punch or a touch, leaves behind a dazzling trail of fire with movement of the hands.
Strengths: Deals an extra B-Ranked fire damage every hit to an opponent with the fists and when grabbing an exposed body part of the opponent with the hands. Can be turned on and off at will, so even if it's eaten or dispersed somehow, Hera can conjure it right back up with ease instantly on her hands.
Weaknesses: Can be extinguished by a B-Ranked Water Spell or higher, causing it to be removed for the post. If eaten by a God Slayer or Demon Slayer, although it is a signature spell it will have to be re-summoned on the following post. Can be manipulated by Fire-Make wizards into something else out of Hera's control mid-combat.
Name: Hundred Aera Spear
Cooldown: 4 Posts
Description: Rose holds out a paw towards a target area, as dozens of spears seem to manifest and appear instantly in a flash of light in a fan around a target. After they orbit the target for a second; they all begin to crash down like rain at the rate of a machine gun onto a target or target area.
- Can surround a fifty foot area with one hundred spears quickly.
- Can spread the area effect attack out broadly to rain spears down on several opponents.
- Very quick to cast and strike at opponents. Useful for crowd control.
- The spears can go through and defend against spells of Equal Rank.
- The spears appear and disappear very quickly.
- Only covers up to a fifty foot area before they stop raining or appearing.
- If focused on one target the spears orbit the target briefly before diving at them, giving them a second to react.
- Any wizard that uses a C-Ranked or above Speed Boosting effect will be able to easily dodge this attack. Any wizard B-Ranked can probably manage to dodge on their own speed alone.
- The spears chase opponents, but only up to fifty feet. If you can get beyond that while they're chasing you the spears will break apart into anima light and dissolve harmlessly.
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