Kenna had been in too much pain to fully hear the last of Itori's explanation about how to sense the portals and different worldly connections, but from what she had heard she could put two and two together at the very least. Yet replying she had understood the kitsune's explanation was thwarted by the white-haired maiden's need for air, mixed in with the thumping beating of her heart, which she felt throughout her entire head. Somehow even quite a while later, after Kenna had fired her Dragon Skyfire spell and had seen Itori dash off, did she feel the impertinent booming of her heart in her veins and temples. She could hear Akhator’s whining about how she was neglecting the signals of danger that these sensations of pain were in the back of her head, but didn't quite pay attention to them. She was too stubborn to listen to reason, until it was too late. As she stared at the blur that had become of Itori, Kenna knew she couldn't sit still for much longer, and rushed off as well, spawning the blades of ash and fire that were the Fire Dragon Slayer’s Fangs into her hands.
Once her palms had filled themselves with the solidified composition of fiery ashes, the demoness lunged forward towards the first incoming elf and followed up with a combo, smashing the back of her hilt into their faces to KO them. One after another, each and every hit landed upon the elves and polar bears roaming the icy plains before river, but not all succumbed to the dreaded strength both Kenna and Itori’s combos brought about. Itori restrained the polar bears with chains, where the demoness took advantage of their restrained movements to smash into every single one of them multiple times over, rather using them as practice dummies to hone her punches on than to fight them with the intent of defeating the batch. This continued onward for a while longer, where she shifted between her targets at a gradually increasing pace, all the while Itori's spells sapped them dry of their energy and life force. It didn't take long for the first dwellers of the portal to be defeaten in this fashion; both polar bears and elves alike dropped to the floor, unable to rise up again and to face the two Sabertooth mages. ”I can't help but wonder, would they've come from the portals mentioned before? Maybe one is near…? Or has been near?” The white-haired maiden muttered, walking inbetween their downed opponents as if nothing out of the ordinary had transpired. Kenna blew out a puff of condensed mist as she walked up the hill, following a trail that lead towards a nearby small forested area. The trees didn't grew that close to one another, but they still managed to form a curtain of branches claiming the ability to look further beyond. Rustling within startled the demonic heir, and upon realising something--- no, several things entering her line of vision did she lash out with a fiery swipe, taking out a multitude of objects closing in on her without realising what they were. Shreded paper and cartboard boxes fluttered down beside her, having her frown an eyebrow in response. ”Gifts? Paper-wrapped gifts?” she whispered to herself.
It didn't take long before Kenna realised the contents of the thrown gifts of various sizes held surprises beyond the slayer's wildest imagination. And this wasn't quite the imagination one would gladly be surprised by, for that matter; this was in the bad way of the word. As one of the gifts exploded 15 feet before her current position Kenna suddenly braced herself for whatever was to come and spread her stance to allow for more versatile movements. Another gift was thrown her way from inbetween the trees, the assaulting party hidden from her view. Kenna side-stepped and slid to the side, dodging the present without much effort. Annoyed by the continued bombardment on both her and her companion, the demoness growled and bared her demonic sharpened teeth at her unknown attackers; at the same time a flash of fire lit up her eye, before it burst into flames yet again. The fire, caused by the slayer magic manipulating her eye, caused the energy to allow the demonic heir to see as if she was wearing a pair of heat goggles; its intent to find and pinpoint the assaulting party's location before any more harm would be done. And find them she did; further down the forest, between two trees that surged with a strange type of energy unbecoming of regular wildlife. She focused more on the flora inbetween which the three elves seemed to hide, moving aside whenever an object with specific heat vibrations neared her position. ”Itori, to your left! There's three of th--”
With a bang the white-haired demoness was disrupted midway speaking her sentence, being hit straight in the face by a square package. She staggered and managed to slide her leg to the left to maintain her balance, but found her body denying any type of service when a sensation tensed up all of her muscles. ”Urfh… W-what?” Panic took a hold of her as adrenaline started rushing through her veins, struggling to even raise her torso a little bit. She couldn't move. Nothing. No matter how much she tried she couldn't even force a muscle to spasm; reinforcing her being with mana proves useless. Willing herself to move didn't solve a thing. ”Sh… shit!” she wanted to reach out to Itori, call out to her for help, but found her mouth and throat rasping after only a single word managed to slip past her throat. Kenna's heartbeat fastened at a rapid rate as the panic started taking a hold of the dragon slayer's mind; wrapped gifts were still raining down around her, and she only had to guess as to how long it would take before one were to hit her again. She couldn't dodge it even if she wanted too, finding herself to be a sitting duck for the elves. And as expected it indeed didn't take long before one of the presents were launched into her direction, leaving the slayer with the only valiable option left to do; close her eyes and hope it won't be as bad.
When it impacted, Kenna felt nothing strange other than the rather mediocre bump into her shoulder, and a sudden chill running down her spine as the cold hair caressed her back. Wait. She wasn’t supposed to be able to feel cold with the things she was wearing right now… Her eyes immediately opened and her hand shot up, feeling up on her back. Bare. That's not right. How? Turning her head Kenna felt how her muscles finally gave in to her demand to move, and found herself staring at a less than scarcely-clothes version of herself. Words started flowing through her mind a mile a minute, trying to put everything together and to connect the dots of this simple puzzle once more. The pieces clicked and fit together; the demoness’ eyes widened in shock as she realized the bare nakedness in which she found herself in at this moment in time. It must've been something in the presents… From in the distance Kenna could hear amused chuckles and giggling, and whereas embarrassment took a hold of her the first few seconds, something boiling and violent started overwriting that feeling at an almost immediate base. The slayer jerked her head to the side as of stung by a bee, her eyes flaring ominously as they pinned upon the poor threesome of idiotic elves, whom had no idea what they'd just brought upon themselves. ”Y-you… little pieces of shit-!!! Think this is funny?” her voice hissed dangerously as heat started flaring through her body and skin, melting the snow around her as she went. The elves stopped giggling once they realised the error of their ways and the mistake they'd wrought by laughing at the white-haired maiden.
”Allow me to show you fun.” Exhaling as she spoke a multitude of will-o-wisps shaped from within her breath, and as soon as they'd formed were sent skywards, hovering above the elves’ hiding place while it grew in quantity. Dozens became hundreds, and soon bordered several thousands of small wisps each flickering until Kenna let go. The downpour started in a vicious fashion, and with every wisp that connected to a solid surface did it explode; with each explosion more of the wisps came crashing down continuously. From within the smoke Kenna noticed how something moved; and once grasping that it were the trees moving their roots about to deflect the detonating orbs, felt a grim smile cross her face. They were alive. Inhaling deeply Kenna filled her abdomen and lungs with energy, and when exhaling molded it into a thick burst of fire. The pillar of fire burnt through the regular trees turning them to a crisp, her fire licking at the roots of the supernatural trees still trying to do something with the remaining packages. Then, out of nowhere, the flamethrower exploded into a huge wall of flames reaching high up into the sky, engulfing all and swallowing every single one of the ones she saw as enemies within a sea of flames. Nobody escaped her Great Fire Annihilation without getting burned.
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