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    Post by V on June 7th 2019, 2:58 pm

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    The night sat upon the land as a man quietly walked through the streets. There were people mingling about, but only those who dared to be out at such an hour. V wasn't that type, but a walk at night every now and then was a great way to clear his mind. Even though it took some toll on his body. Thankfully, he rested his body before he went to Hargeon, thus, his body was not as pained as it usually was.

    The cane in his hand quietly clicked against the stone pavement of the town's port. It wasn't just a random coincidence that V had found himself in Hargeon at that particular time. There was something that had been on his mind since that fateful evening in Rose Garden. He met a particular lady with whom he shared a few glasses of wine over a rather intriguing conversation. It showed him a few things that he had not considered or thought about before. Quite revealing, if he had to say.

    Among the conversation he held with the cat lady in question, V heard a certain something that he made sure to remember. A place and time. 'An abandoned pier in Hargeon at night of the month's last day'. And it was exactly that. Hargeon, last day of the month at night. The only piece that was missing was the place - an abandoned pier. V reckoned that it would be sort of tough at night, when little work was done at the port, but he would give it a try.

    The tattooed man eventually found what seemed to be the most abandoned-looking pier at the port. It was rather off to the side, neatly hidden away from prying eyes. The wood was held together by what seemed to be just pure strength of its will. Plentiful dirt around the area, signifying the neglect.

    V did not feel comfortable with stepping onto the partially rotten wood. Instead, he walked to the edge of the stone pavement, waiting. A gentle night breeze fluffed his black jacket as he stood there. It made him wonder if something or anything would even happen. Would Kuro come by? He could have entirely chosen the wrong pier, or perhaps he just simply misunderstood.
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    A Long Night Empty Re: A Long Night

    Post by Kuro on June 10th 2019, 5:18 pm

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    The entire pier was illuminate by a pale blue light, reflected by the moon high in the sky. There were only very few darker clouds slowly moving across the eternal darkness of the universe up above, making it quite the nice night. But as careful as V was, his movements seemed to have alerted a group of cats that were socializing nearby, all of them now gazing at him intently before they would all run off into different directions. All but one, that is. A single cat remained, pure black in it’s furred coat. It’s eyes were pure gold, watching the man’s every move. And around it’s neck was a simple choker with a red rose.

    It moved to the side, slowly and carefully. Moving across the old wooden pier was no problem for it, as if the creature was completely weightless. It skipped and hopped until it finally disappeared behind a stack of old boxes, their insides long since ransacked. The pile was much taller than even V himself, making it easy for the cat to completely hide away. However, something else left from behind the piece of scenery - Kuro. Holding a black parasol in one hand, she appeared to be dressed just as fancily as during their last meeting, if not even more so.

    So you’ve arrived. Ever heard that curiosity had killed the cat?” Her steps were slow, methodical, and above all they were alluring. The girl stopped only a couple of meters in front of the man and looked him over. “I had hoped you would miraculously ripen up a bit, but it seems I was hoping for a bit too much. Oh well…” As if slightly disappointed, she turned around walked to the edge of the pier, clearly not worried about the noises of stress coming out of the wood with every step she took.

    Snapping with the fingers of her free hand, she observed the water’s surface for a bit, the moon clearly reflected there in it’s full glory. And in not too long, that exact water’s surface become uneven, something emerging from beneath it. With a fairly loud splash, a small boat had appeared. A long one, made out of dark wood without a single sail or even a row. And despite it’s origin, the inside was completely dry. Not hesitating one bit, the bakeneko boarded the vessel and seated herself at the very front, watching into the rest of the boat. “Please, do not keep me waiting too long.


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    Post by V on June 12th 2019, 5:32 pm

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    The man closed his eyes, enjoying the gentle breeze that ruffled his sleeveless jacket. He was exposing himself by removing one of his senses, but thankfully the power he gathered from his demonic teacher enhanced him in more ways than just raw strength. He was confident that his hearing would pick up anything that he would consider noteworthy. And it didn't take long for something like that to happen.

    It seemed that he had chosen the right abandoned pier, as a very familiar voice pierced the silence. V would inhale sharply, opening his eyes and turning towards the source. "Thank goodness I am not a cat, then." He would say with a chuckle, as Kuro approached with an allure in her steps. She had very similar appearance to that when they met, much like himself, though the lady had an added parasol in her hand. Kuro even mentioned that, though she focused more so on his physique. "My physical condition is not in a condition where rigorous physical activities are recommended. Thus, working out is a big no-no for me." He would apologise for his lacking body.

    The cat lady stepped onto the rotting wood and it made it apparent that it didn't enjoy the stress it was experiencing. V was unsure whether he was supposed to join Kuro, or stay back, for the time being. The man decided for the latter, as he observed. Kuro snapped her fingers and within a few moments a small boat appeared from underneath the water's surface. V couldn't see its exact details, but he did notice the lack of any propelling system. It was most likely an enchanted vehicle, but he couldn't be sure.

    The tattooed man took a breath and gingerly stepped onto the rotting wood, cane in hand instead of ground, after Kuro boarded the boat and prompted him to not keep her waiting. He stayed silent to preserve his focus. V was not sure how the wood would react to his weight, so it took him a little bit to figure out what the safe spots were. He was sure that Kuro would not be particularly pleased. He truly missed the bit of agility he used to have years ago. The mage would then step inside the black boat that was surprisingly devoid of any wetness, despite the fact it emerged from underneath the water's surface. It must've been enchanted. "Where are we off to, if I may ask?" He would ask Kuro, after he seated himself in the middle part of the boat. It wasn't too comfortable for his bones, but he would just have to suck it up, for the time being. He was far too interested as to what he got roped himself into, after all.
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    A Long Night Empty Re: A Long Night

    Post by Kuro on June 13th 2019, 6:01 pm

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    Kuro carefully watched her new acquaintance as he finally boarded the  the waterborne vessel. She seemed awfully quiet until he did so as well. But when he asked a question, she instead extended her right index finger and placed it tightly against her lips vertically, letting him know to keep silent for a little bit. For despite the evening appearing rather pleasant, a sudden fog quickly started raising all around them until even the rest of the city was no longer visible despite it’s grand visage and tall buildings that often served as beacons for the locals who wished to quickly orientate themselves.

    Faint blue lights started approaching from within this veil of mysterious vapor, ones that quickly started to form a pattern of sorts all around the boat. Until there was finally enough of them, their pale flame-like forms starting to move ahead, the ship along with them. A slow but steady tempo was quickly established, almost as if those flames were tugging the boat along on feeble invisible strings. Along with them, the ambiance all around them started picking up again, as strange humanoid shapes started appearing beneath the waves, quietly moaning and whispering incomprehensible words into the ears of those who dared to listen.

    Finally, the bakeneko would loosen her lips. “Before I disclose our destination, I have a favor and a question to ask. First of all, please, remain calm at all times. I cannot recommend leaving the inside of this vessel in panic for your own… safety. And now - how much do you know about spiritual energy, but darkened one and divine? As well as beings that wield it, the yōkai and onmyōji, as well as Kami.” It was a fairly important question, considering what all they were about to experience during this mysterious night of wonders. But then again, one could always expect something while in the company of someone like this.

    In the meantime, the girl crossed her leg over the other and twirled her parasol a bit, looking to the side, observing the water’s reflective surface. Those things down there, they were certainly very real. And there were dozens of them, almost as if they were going down the river of souls itself. For a moment, it even seemed as if she had managed to loose herself in the view that it offered, found something that she had lost a long, long time ago. But looks alone were often very deceiving, as she was fully listening to whatever he had to say in a reply to her question.


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    Post by V on June 16th 2019, 2:17 pm

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    The cat lady was quiet for the whole duration of V boarding the mysterious boat. However, after he asked his simple question, she stayed quiet. Instead, she put a finger against her lips, telling him to stay silent. He would oblige and soon enough he saw why she did that gesture. A veil of fog appeared quite out of nowhere and enveloped the two individuals sitting in a boat. V couldn't hear any suspicious sounds. Instead, he very much couldn't see the town of Hargeon, even though it was right there. At least it used to be?

    From within the depths of the fog, faint blue lights started to approach them. Were they there before? Perhaps, but he couldn't tell for sure. The tattooed man was very much wondering what he got himself roped into, as the mysterious flames, as he decided to call them, came close to the boat. They were surrounding the boat, making it seem as some sort of ritual that V had seen as a child, back home. Magic was the way of the society over there, after all, so it was not uncommon to see rather strange things happen around. Though it was much different when one was a participant, instead of a simple observer.

    As soon as the lights formed around the boat, the boat itself started to move forward. As strange as the situation was, V was secretly glad that he didn't have a pair of paddles shoved into his hands. The boat moved on a somewhat slower pace, though it was a steady one. The silence that surrounded them was dispelled by quiet moans of beings that V preferred to not witness for himself. His body barely moved through all of that, afraid that he would unnecessarily rock the boat. It was about then, when Kuro finally spoke up, after she gestured the man to stay quiet. She asked him to remain calm and about the amount of knowledge he had about spiritual energy and beings associated with it.

    It felt like it was a rather strange question to ask, but V was sure that Kuro had a reason to inquire about such things. She was patiently awaiting his response. "I must confess that my knowledge is quite lacking in this aspect and you caught me. I wish I had known sooner and did some reading beforehand. I apologise. Such beings and practises were rather rare where I grew up." He would lightly nod his head, acknowledging the disappointing reply. Raw magic talent was all that mattered. The mana, the aether, whatever one would call it. Though he could not remember anyone using their spirit. Then again, he did not have too much time to see anything.

    "Seeing as this seems to be rather on the important side, would you mind giving me a brief sum up?" He would request, once more. V was almost sure that this notion would not be particularly well received, but there was little he could do to amend it, as he was already on board of the mysterious boat.
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    A Long Night Empty Re: A Long Night

    Post by Kuro on June 18th 2019, 4:47 pm

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    So V didn’t know after all. But contrary to his internal belief, Kuro was already expecting this and was prepared to initiate him to a certain degree, barring absolutely no reaction when he gave the news. Leaning back into a more comfortable position, she decided to put the parasol to her side for the time being and instead rested her hands on her knee. “Very well. Do your best to not get lost in the explanation, if you would.” After all, these things were a tad bit more complicated than what people would be in contact on their daily basis.

    For starters, every living being without exception has certain energies in their body. An equal amount of light and darkness, a unison. However, these energies can shift balance due to a variety of events one can subject themselves to. If a being or even an object accumulates more darkness than light, they might become what is called a yōkai. Many perceive them as evil spirits, though a great deal of yōkai are nothing more than undignified pranksters. There are even yōkai who had put themselves on the path of doing good for the world and those around them, despite the energies they wield.

    After all, every being was free to choose their path for themselves, regardless of what their body was composed of. Those spirit energies merely whispered suggestions to them, ones that could be easily overpowered with one’s will. “On the opposite side are humans that worship certain unseen deities that infuse them with the spiritual energy of light. Most of them end up as onmyōji, hunters of yōkai. They are individuals who care for little outside of their ‘sacred duty’ to cleanse the world. And so, they are often willing to slaughter anyone who is even remotely involved with yōkai.

    Taking a pause for a moment, she made sure that he understood everything. After all, this was only basics. Thankfully she did not find it important to go much further with her explanation. “Right now we are headed to an island that was once occupied by both yōkai and humans. They lived in harmony and prospered together. However, onmyōji learned of this and slaughtered every single occupant of that island, humans and yōkai alike. Ah… another thing you should know is that even objects and places can accumulate these spiritual energies.

    And so came the problematic part. “Especially places where something horrible happened. And so, naturally, the island became a ‘Sight of an ill omen’ or a place where large amount of negative energy exists. In other words, the onmyōji created a new problem with their massacre and now they are stuck on that island, trying to cleanse it.” Just like that, her explanation of where they were headed ended. “It should not take long before we reached the island. After all, these flames all around us are the lost souls of those who died there. They will carry us to that place swiftly.


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    A Long Night Empty Re: A Long Night

    Post by V on June 24th 2019, 1:18 pm

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    For whatever reason, Kuro didn't seem too fazed about the reply she received. Perhaps she was already prepared for disappointment, making V wonder as to what kind of picture he may have mistakingly painted of himself. The lady adjusted her posture and started to explain, as per V's request. The speech was rather lengthy, but it felt like it was neccessary, thus, he listened closely. She explained how everybody and everything had certain energies of light and darkness within them. They could shift and one could become something else if that happened. Could V be this being of darkness? Or was he misunderstanding? He would have to ask at a later point.

    After Kuro explained the basics, she then shared a tale of the place they were headed to. Her story posed the bearers of light and devotion, onmyōji, as the villains, who destroyed the peace of the yōkai, beings having more darkness than light, and humans who lived together. Kuro made sure to put emphasis on the fact that not only living beings, but also objects had these spiritual energies. V could only guess that that particular piece of information would be important. The next part that Kuro shared was about the island that was their destination. She said that after the tragedy it became a sort of a cursed place, if V had to name it. With the onmyōji who did the deed became stuck on it, in an attempt to cleanse the energies they unleashed.

    According to the cat lady, they would soon arrive at the island. She also revealed that the blue flames which surrounded the vessel were the lost souls of the incident. So a place with a gloomy past was the place they were making their way to. With all that being said, V was sure that he would need a bit to process all of it. Even so, there were a few questions that sprung to his mind. He wasn't sure whether they would have enough time for answers before they reached the land or if Kuro would be willing to answer in the first place. But he had to try. "So you said these onmyōji are now on the island, where we are headed to, attempting to cleanse it." He would begin by repeating a bit of the knowledge he gained through listening, to prove that he was indeed listening instead of slacking. "What could you possibly need on such an island where the only ones currently inhabiting it are the ones who murdered the entire previous populace?" He would ask what he presumed was somewhat of a bold question. Though he already had a few guesses in his mind already, he wanted to know for sure. Especially since Kuro seemed to know a lot about an island that, according to her, became known as a 'sight of an ill omen'. There must've been something that V was yet missing, despite how seemingly exhausting Kuro's previous explanation was.
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    A Long Night Empty Re: A Long Night

    Post by Kuro on June 26th 2019, 1:07 pm

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    It was somewhat surprising that V managed to listen to all of that without at least attempting to interrupt Kuro one or two times. Though his silent acknowledgment of everything she had said made things all the easier for them both. And if the man in front of her was of a different nature, she would have probably even gotten away with saying ”Gonna encounter bad people - kill” to get it over with. It might have been the sole fact that V was at least somewhat intelligent rather than your average mindless thug that could not comprehend much more than the very basic human needs.

    After all, it had been quite a while since she got to truly talk with someone else, not counting their previous little meeting over a glass of wine. Though it also meant some questions were on the table, much like the one that V decided to ask. Looking to the side, Kuro pondered for a moment. To tell him, or not. He was already going with her, so there might have been little use in hiding it anyway. Not to mention that he would see once they would get to their destination anyway. Telling him now would hopefully only improve their chance of success.

    The yōkai from this island all lived together in a Midi-styled mansion and its adjacent grounds. In there now lies abandoned an artifact from ancient times, a heritage passed down from head to head of the leading family. And I want it back.” That was really all she needed to say. She was quite confident that V would be able to figure out the rest from that last sentence alone. Why she knew so much and why they were going there now. Naturally,s it was because the girl already had some connections to the island.

    And speaking of which, it slowly came into view. Though only as a black silhouette in the distance, thanks to the fog that still surrounded them. Though the closer they got, the more obvious it became as to what kind of place this island now was. For the smell of old blood and rotting flesh would quickly assault one’s senses as the boat slowly approach a pier village of sorts, most of the buildings collapsed and burned to the ground. The small wooden bridge was just about the only thing left mostly intact, probably for those still on the island would need to use it once they decide to leave.

    I suppose I should ask this before we proceed any further. Are you ready to face the divine wrath? If not, then this boat will take you back to Hargeon while I will retreat the heirloom myself.” One last chance to back out of this before they would probably alert the battle priests to their presence on the island.


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    A Long Night Empty Re: A Long Night

    Post by V on July 7th 2019, 3:43 pm

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    The cat lady did not immediatelly respond to his questions. She seemed to be thinking about something, but finally spoke up again. Kuro shared a bit more, though it felt that it was a lot more than he had anticipated. However, it did answer some of the other questions that V had prepared to ask her at a later date, thus they were not necessary anymore. Then that meant that she was truly one of these yōkai that she had just described moments ago? Not only that, but one who survived the massacre that had occured on the island? Especially because of how she mentioned an heirloom of sorts. The tattooed man was surely learning a lot about his companion. Perhaps a bit more than he had bargained for.

    After Kuro said her piece, V decided to ponder on it, just as the island itself was starting to come into view. At first it was simply a faint silhouette breaking through the veil of fog. However, the closer the boat got to the island, the more foul the air became. Vile stench filled V's nostrils, making him slightly wince at the sensation. Having better senses than regular folk did have its disadvantages at times such as those. The boat arrived at its destination - a pier next to a completely ruined village. Nearly everything, save for a bridge, was destroyed, burned to the ground. One could only imagine the horrors that have occured in that place.

    The tattooed man was about to get off of the vessel, when Kuro spoke up once more. She was giving him a chance to turn back. In V's eyes it was far too late for that kind of concern. The man would smirk at the cat lady. "I would not dare to leave a lady on her own in such a place. Especially after accompanying you all the way here." He would lightly chuckle as he gingerly stood up. He didn't want to rock the boat too much, as he disembarked the vessel. He stepped onto the pier with slightly shaky knees. The man would lean onto his cane for additional support as he let his legs adjust to the standing position. "Very well. Ladies first." V would say cheekily. He did not mean it in any ill will, rather poking at what the saying was, as well as the fact that Kuro seemed to be far more familiar with the island than he could ever dream to be.
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    A Long Night Empty Re: A Long Night

    Post by Kuro on July 12th 2019, 3:42 pm

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    Stubbornness was quite an interesting trait, as it could bring about wildly different results under different circumstances. And right now, it could very well lead to a certain demise. But that was yet to be seen. The worry was merely there because of… well, the man’s state of standing and walking was enough to go off of. Getting up at the pier along with him, the feline would simply march past the man after his words before she would stop the moment she set foot on the actual land of the island. She could feel the energy of the land and the air.

    One so full of sorrow and anger that it could be almost touched if one tried hard enough. Especially for her who specialized in a field of magic that dealt with the dead and their souls. Looking ahead, there was a very pronounced stone staircase that would lead to an upper section of the burned village. Now was probably the time to device some sort of strategy. Turning back toward V, she thought for a second and then spoke up again. “It is without a doubt that the mansion will be filled with hostile priests. Fighting them will be inevitable. However, there will surely be some in the village as well.

    To put it simply, the path to their goal would not be an easy one. “That said, we could scale the hill elsewhere and avoid the village entirely. That would make us fight less, but be more exhausting movement-wise. I’ll let you decide whichever path would be best.” Obviously he knew more about himself than Kurome, which was why she gave him the choice. With his body that relied on a cane, which of the two options would he be able to pull through without falling behind or even getting himself killed?


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    Post by V on July 17th 2019, 4:54 pm

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    V's companion exited the vessel herself. The man would straighten his back as she walked past him. The air was heavy with all manner of things and he struggled to indentify them. There were things that oppressed the man's senses, such as the smell, but there was also something else. Just the sheer heaviness of the atmosphere felt suffocating. The mage shuddered at the thought what had transpired on the island to become that way.

    The tattooed man was prepared to go fetch the precious item Kuro was after, but instead, she turned around to face him. She spoke up, warning him about upcoming dangers, both in the village and a mansion. Then, she gave him a choice. A decision between a road with most likely less fighting, but with much more physical activity or going straight through the village, having to deal with opposition of the priests who inhabited the place. For a moment he felt touched that Kuro had noticed his reliance on the cane. It was most likely the reason behind her giving him an option in the first place.

    Though as much as he wanted to choose the option of dodging excessive fighting, V wasn't confident enough in his current physical capabilities. Cutting through the village would have to do. "I appreciate the choices." He would thank the cat lady for even giving him a chance to decide the route for himself, to begin with. "I will have to go with the option of the going through the village." He would reply with his preference. "Right now I am more confident in my fighting capabilities, rather than those of my personal mobility." He would share his reason behind the decision he had made.

    The tattooed man was prepared to get going. He would motion for Kuro to move. "I am ready whenever you are. Though I will leave the guiding to you." V would say and take a few steps forward, towards his companion.
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    Post by Kuro on July 21st 2019, 11:00 am

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    Well, that was it. A path straight through the village and to the mansion at the top of the hill. Yes, choosing to go around and sneak into the mansion from the back would have probably bypassed most of the priests, but Kuro could not say that she was dissatisfied with the current situation and the their plan. After all, these were the very hunters that killed everyone here, yes? They deserved no mercy whatsoever. A powerful feeling swelled up inside of the girl’s chest, one that made her want to kill every single one of them. And perhaps she would get to soon enough.

    Very well, let us go then. Do try to keep up.” Though she said that, her tempo was quite slow afterward. Perhaps she was unconsciously moving slowly to let the man keep up with her? Maybe, maybe not. Regardless, they got to the stairs soon enough. Made out of solid stone and with railing on each side, there was just a few of them. The entire village seemed to be built around a singular path in the shape of a letter S and constantly ascending the hill with the mansion on top. These stairs allowed the villagers to skip from the port to the latter half of the village.

    And more specifically, to a bigger gathering place which was probably used for public announcements, events, and other forms of gatherings by the villagers. Now there was only a giant hole in the middle, filled with charred bodies. And around it, a good five or so individuals in long white robes, kneeling and praying. While a horrid sight, powerful holy magic could be felt from the pit. Clearly, they were trying to purge the spirits that were clinging to this place. The souls of the people they themselves slaughtered.

    It didn’t take long before one of them spotted the duo that just conquered the stone steps, quickly getting up and alerting his fellows. “Who goes there?! No, there is no one who should be able to arrive at this island without a divine guide, it must be avatars of the spirit’s wrath. Purify them, quickly!” The words made Kurome smirk. An avatar of wrath manifested by the spirits of this place… it was strangely accurate, just no in a literal way. It also showed just how eager these people were to eliminate anything they didn’t understand.

    It seemed that their weapons ranged from blessed talismans to holy staffs. Nothing too problematic. Two of them decided to attack at distance, throwing the magical pieces of paper that flew almost like bullets. The feline merely extended her hand as a green barrier of sorts materialized around her body and rapidly expanded to cover both herself and V. The moment those talismans made contact with it, they exploded in a rather violent fashion. And while the barrier withstood it, there were mild cracks at the location where the explosion was at its strongest. Making it smaller again for herself, Kurome would look back at V.

    Take the two with staffs, yes?” There was no actual time to wait for a positive reply, so the girl quickly jumped to the side as another talisman flew past her. It seemed they were eager to kill her off as soon as possible. That was fine by her, as she would do the same. Taking a single step forward, her body suddenly froze as holy chains formed around her, quickly binding both her hands, legs, and even torso. Summoned by the other two talisman-wielders it seemed. They were chanting quietly.

    There, now be sent to the other side, evil spirit!” One last chain appeared around the girl’s neck, tightening around the barrier that acted almost like a secondary layer of skin and giving her enough room to not actually be chocked. “Hmph…” Was all she gave them before a green mist expanded behind her, something sharp suddenly swinging from it and cleaving right through the chains, making them disappear. An armored reaper of sorts was what did it, the being emerging from the mist while wielding a scythe. One of the girl’s more powerful servants.

    The mere sight of it clearly sent the three priests into distress, one of them taking a few steps back as he perhaps planned to even retreat a bit. But a bit too late, the reaper swung the scythe in front of Kuro. And while that obviously did not hit anyone, a freezing shockwave was released that slammed straight into the two closer priests, their bodies quickly becoming covered by ice. Although their screams indicated that there was more at work, as the servant extended its hand and then made a motion as if it was pulled on something.

    At that moment, something bright was torn out of their bodies and entered the reaper’s grasp. “Struggling is meaningless. You will be slaughtered all the same, just like those who lived in this village.” The two affected ones fell to the ground, only able to slowly crawl away while the last one started taking steps back, muttering something to himself. Kuro started approaching him at a bit faster of a pace, the moment those two on the ground were in range, the reaper would not hesitate to cleave their bodies into multiple pieces. At that moment, the third one stopped.

    Be smitten by the divine will!” Swinging his hands forward, a number of talismans started creating a magical circle which gathered a rather large amount of holy magic. Enough to be lethal for just about anyone who’d get hit. He was preparing this attack until now, the deaths of his comrades giving him just enough time. And yet, Kuro did not seem bothered at all. She merely watched as another mist opened up behind him, a large dog leaping from it and its razor-sharp teeth sank into the man’s throat, the attack slamming him into the ground.

    It made the activating spell collapse without actually firing. A tragic fate, really. He must have recognized that he stood no chance against Kurome the moment his two friends became affected by the reaper’s soul harvest and figured out he had only one chance at victory. Sacrificing the lives of his fellow priests, he leaped and tried to grab that chance with his own hands. But he did not reach. The black hound had tore his throat open, devouring his flesh and blood alike. He was done, much like his allies. Looking over, the girl would analyze the situation V was in to see if he required assistance.


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    A Long Night Empty Re: A Long Night

    Post by V on August 6th 2019, 1:54 pm

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    With V's decision having been made, Kuro set off. She told him to keep up, but her actual pace of walking did not live up to that command. The man secretly appreciated the gesture. She could have done it intentionally or unintentionally, but whatever the truth was, he was grateful, in his own way. He had little to no issues following the cat lady. V couldn't falter, for the night was only beginning.

    They reached the stairs and ascended them. V made use of the guarding rail to support himself further, so that he wouldn't take forever to go up the stairs. Ahead of him, he saw the path winding up the mountain, reaching what he presumed was their ultimate destination. A long road, indeed. And a first obstacle, already. He couldn't say that he didn't ask for it.

    Standing in their way was what seemed to be a square or a place for gathering of sorts, with ruined, charred bodies stacked in the middle. The smell and atmosphere were oppressing. A number of priest-like figures were kneeling around the pile. V could sense the magic flowing through, concentrating near the heap of bodies. Perhaps they were attempting to purify them? Whatever the case was, the tattooed man was sure that it would take them a long time, if he had to judge from what Kuro told him about the place.

    Their approach did not go unnoticed, much to V's dismay. One of the priests noticed them and promptly alerted the others, before V could even think about raising his hand and silencing the man. The enemies seemed to be equipped with several types of holy weaponry or talismans. Though V found it a tiny bit amusing how the first alerted priest considered them as angry spirits of the place that came by to exact revenge. Perhaps in a sense they were.

    The priests who stood back attacked first, throwing their enchanted papers at the intruders. V didn't have enough time to lift his hand up and snap his fingers to protect himself before a barrier of green stretched out in front of him, disposing of the incoming attacks in an exploding fashion, leaving the damaged barrier behind. V's gaze slid to the side, certain that the barrier was of Kuro's creation. He was quite surprised at the swiftness with which the cat lady had reacted.

    The man's senses were overwhelmed for a few moments, but he heard from Kuro had told him. To dispatch of the priests who wielded the staves. "Very well." He would quickly murmur under his breath as the cat lady jumped aside to dodge an another attack. It was very much an ill time for banter. The staff wielding priests sent a few holy bolts V's way. Though this time he used a shield of his own. With a quick snap of his fingers his form was enveloped in a thin layer of ice that was stronger than it let on. The tattooed man flinched at the contact of the bolts with his body, but only the protective layer of ice was damaged.

    "I don't have time or patience for you." V would say with a sigh. His state was a mess and it was only the beginning. He took a few steps forward as he snapped his fingers once more. Four icicles made of only the finest demonic ice appeared behind his head. For a split moment he thought of dividing them, as per usual. But the ultimate decision he made was to focus all four of the deadly icicles onto one of the priests. Within moments the icicles flew forward, piercing through the priest without hesitation. He had surprise written on his face as he fell on his knees and finally onto the cold ground.

    The priest that stood next to him had a determined look on his face, but it was clear that the death of his fellow holy man influenced him. The tattooed man was prepared to take an another step forward, when glowing chains appeared around his legs, binding him on the spot. "You will stay where you are, evil spirit!" He would yell as he started chanting an incantation. "One could say that I'm evil. But I am most certainly not a spirit." V would reply as a shining ring was writing itself beneath his feet. A purification ring if he had to guess. And if he had to guess further, he had to get out of it, before the priest was done with his chanting.

    The obvious way of getting out for V was to simply get rid of the source. The man gathered the ice energy in his body once again and snapped his fingers. Below the priest's feet appeared a ring of his own, though demonic in nature. A moment after a spike of ice shot upwards, piercing through the man's side. He grunted in pain as blood flowed out of the open wound, but the attack did not break his concentration enough for him to stop the chanting. The ring was nearing its completion, V having tried to even physically escape from the wretched chains, but to no avail. "Away with you, then." He whispered as he snapped his fingers again, summoning a barrage of icicles once more. V found that he relied on that attack quite a bit as of late. But it was effective at what it did best.

    The icicles found their mark and as soon as they did, the glowing ring disappeared. The chains that bound him dissipated shortly after. The man reckoned that the theme of light, holiness and chants would be found further up the mountain, aswell. V would hum to himself as he composed himself back together. As much as he could, anyway.

    The tattooed man would glance over to where he thought his companion was. It seemed that she, too, had dispatched of her own enemies. "Shall we go forward, then?" He would ask as he took a few steps towards the woman. There was this strange aura filling the place. Something nigh as dark as the tale of the island. "I can only imagine the opposition will grow stronger the further we go." He would note, though he was certain that Kuro herself was aware of that. However, he reckoned that the priests wouldn't stand too much of a chance against their combined forces.
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    A Long Night Empty Re: A Long Night

    Post by Kuro on August 14th 2019, 4:57 pm

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    One quick glance at the man reveal that he was pretty much all done with his side of the battle as well. This was quite surprisingly, as he obviously handled himself better in combat than when going up a hill. I twas almost something that Kuro could not fully understand.

    But her own body was anything but strong. She knew full well how frail a physical form could be while still storing large amounts of magical energy that could weave the deadliest of spells imaginable by man. So in the end, she could only respect her partner’s abilities and be happy that he was not dead weight.

    An impression that he gave her at first, but managed to clear up a good bit by now. “Yes, let’s… but first…” There was something strange about this place. Well, aside from the ever-present smell of death and the presence of heavy spiritual energies.

    Normally she would have agreed with the man’s notion about more enemies being around, but she could not really sense any more holy energies from the village itself. It was almost as if the priests they just killed were the only ones present. That was the most strange.

    Unless they, for some reason, gave up on cleansing the island, it simply made no sense at all. Especially given the size of the forces that stormed this island the first time around. They required a lot of manpower back then to slaughter all of the villagers and yōkai alike.

    Paired with Kurome who always liked to walk a line of cautiousness, the cat lady would approach the tarnished corpses and eye them for a bit. Thankfully she had a pretty good way of finding out exactly how many more priests were around in the area, a method they would surely not agree with.

    Gathering her magical energy, it was as if green flames sparked and danced in her hand as she rose it up and clenched her fist. “Rise!” The command she spoke was distorted, carrying with itself a certain feeling of dread and sadistic nature.

    But the spell still worked flawlessly, a green mist surrounding the motionless corpses and bringing them back into the world of the living. And they were no ordinary zombies, either. Their original souls were torn out of heavens and forced back into the bodies which were now bound by the girl’s command.

    Truly torturous magic. “Go through the village and bring every single priest you find to their knees, separate their heads from their necks. And we go to the mansion now… I believe I sense familiar magic there…” Turning back to V, she would beckon him to follow again.

    The path up there was a completely clear one, a lovely path that was well maintained when life still resided on this island. But while a pleasant stroll for Kurome, it was probably a bit worse for the man with a cane. Thankfully, the girl was willing to wait for him whenever he needed to catch his breath.

    Once they found themselves at the front door, the girl stopped. The more she sensed the magic inside, the more her body began to shake. But it most certainly wasn’t because of fear. Something quite different, really. Still, she looked over at V.

    Through the main entrance, the layout is very simple. A single main hall into a giant open room. I think there are three people there… two priests and the leader of this operation. If you would… please, take care of the two. I have some personal business with the leader… so whenever you are ready.


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    Post by V on September 18th 2019, 2:50 pm

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    Kuro seemed satisfied with V dealing with his side of priests, though the two mages didn't continue on their road uphill quite yet. The tattooed man was prepared to move on, but Kuro had something that she needed to do beforehand. V was unsure of what she was thinking, the thickness of the heavy atmosphere was almost smothering his senses. Was there something that he didn't pick up on or were there extra traces of magic? The man couldn't tell.

    It was soon very apparent what the cat lady was after she approached one of the corpses they left behind as she commanded it to rise. The tattooed man felt a brief shiver down his spine. A necromancer. V had suspected that the darker spectrum of magic was Kuro's domain, but necromancy? Things would surely only become more interesting as the night would go on. The vile, green magic that Kuro had released took hold of the surrounding corpses, forcing them to stand back up again. The air grew heavier with the wickedness that had been released by the reanimation. Though it really didn't any worse, as the atmosphere was already crushing before.

    The tattooed man observed the actions of his companion with utmost care. Now that he knew what he was dealing with, at least partially, caution was actively on his mind. After the spell had brought back the dead priests, Kuro gave them their task, which was to hunt down any remaining priests that could be hiding within the area. V was unsure whether there was anybody left, but it was indeed a good idea to make sure. His companion beckoned him to follow her and the man obliged. The road would be long for V's pained body.

    The path to the mansion, their ultimate destination, was slightly bumpy. V had to grit his teeth and take a breather here and there, as much as he didn't want to slow down Kuro. He felt like it was in his best interest to take of himself for the time being, considering that there was still a fight, drawing ever closer. The mage couldn't afford to loose his footing in the midst of a battle, could he? Thankfully, Kuro slowed down her pace whenever he needed to, silently thanking her. Though his cane was an invaluable support for him through the little ordeal.

    Eventually, the duo would arrive at the mansion. They stopped in front of the front door. The tattooed man spotted a number of magic signatures and Kuro gave him the exact one - three. Supposedly the leader with two more. She explained the layout of the building, V's mind already painting a rough picture of the interior. The cat lady requested that V takes care of the two extra priests, while she takes on the leader. He wasn't sure what her plan of attack was, but V was the guest in that situation, so he would respect her decision.

    "I will do as you say, Kuro, but do be careful, yes?" He would agree to his companion's idea, as he gathered a bit of his demonic energy. He would quietly snap his fingers and two icy copies of himself would appear behind him. To the eyes of a mage or a regular person it was rather obvious that they were simply constructs of ice, but the brief moment of surprise they could provide could prove invaluable, if used correctly. "Very well, then." V would say in his icy voice, as he slowly and quietly opened the door. Just enough for Kuro, his copies and V himself to go through. "Ladies first." He would bow his head a little, with that strange sensation of deja vu. The tattooed man and his doppelgangers would follow the cat lady's lead. It was her story, after all.
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    A Long Night Empty Re: A Long Night

    Post by Kuro on October 2nd 2019, 3:36 am

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    The girl watched as the two ice copies formed before closing her eyes and letting out a soft sigh. This whole island meant that she had to confront some of the unpleasant memories from her past, but she did not let it get to her. At least not until now. There was certainly some unease, however.

    Still, she decided to steel herself. Opening her eyes, her crimson gaze was more focused than ever as she silently nodded and slipped inside. Just as she described, there was a single entry hallway where people normally put away their clothes, changed their shoes, and so on whenever they moved to outside or the inside.

    Now, most of the furniture was completely destroyed, pieces of fabric lying scattered around, parts of the walls, ceiling, and floor burned. The neko was honestly quite surprised that they didn’t burn the whole place down after the raid, but perhaps there was a reason that they didn’t. Only better for her, of course.

    Making sure that V was right behind her, she walked through the hall and opened the second sliding door, revealing a big central room that spanned two whole floors. It might have almost looked like a dojo of sorts, only in a state of horrible disrepair. Much like she predicted from reading the magical signatures, there were three figures standing there.

    Two priests similar to the ones they encountered outside and one man dressed in much fancier black robes with golden trim. His turn toward the duo was sharp, surprised. But the moment he saw them, his entire body froze, unlike the two priests who quickly got ready to attack. “H… halt…” But he stopped them.

    In an uncertain voice, he did. The two priests looked at him with clear surprise plastered across their faces, making him realize that there would be an issue if he didn’t do something. “The yōkai… I must speak to her.” Taking that as their order, the two priests moved each to one side of V.

    It seemed that he did have to deal with them after all. Kurome, on the other hand, was free to walk forward until she stood only a few mere meters away from the head of this entire operation. “You… lived here, right?” “Correct.” Her answer was immediate and cold, staring the man down with contempt.

    So then… people survived! Are there any more?!” It was almost as if his voice was filled hope, not a question about how many more lambs to slaughter there were. But the girl was not having, of course. “Even if there were any, I would never tell you. But no, I am the only one who survived your merciless onslaught.

    Hearing her words, it was almost as if a heavy boulder landed on the man, his shoulders hanging low, as did his gaze. “I… see… Back when we tried to wipe you out… I thought you were all nothing more than evil beings. That is what I was told. But as we were burning you all alive… I realized… that was not the case at all.

    And yet you continued.” There was little emotion to be heard from her voice, a strange and unnatural coldness surrounding her body and extending to the rest of the room slowly. “It was too late. We already killed! And if I suddenly went against the orders, no one would listen anyway! They would have killed me alongside you, I-

    I DON’T CARE ABOUT YOUR EXCUSES!” The cat finally snapped. Her voice was loud, echoing through the ruined building. And in a blink of an eye, the reaper-like being appeared behind her once more. It didn’t even have its scythe this time, simply dashing forward and grabbing the priest by his head, slamming his head into the ground.

    I returned here… and what do I find? A priest that finally found some empathy? Some common sense? Too little, too late! People of this island were burned alive, slaughtered like animals. AND YOU WILL PAY FOR THAT!” As she spoke, the reaper let go of the priest's head and instead grabbed his hair.

    Pulling him up, the summoned creature then slammed him down into the floor with all its might, causing several cracks in the wooden floor as well as a blood splatter from the quickly broken nose. “I will ensure that you suffer the same way we did and worse! Even your precious Deity that told you to kill us won’t be able to save you from me!

    Again and again. The reaper took hold of the man’s head, raised it up and slammed it into the ground, into the stones, into the broken furniture. Again and again, as Kurome screamed at him in visceral rage, for several minutes straight. Until finally, she stopped. Breathing heavily, her body drenched in sweat, neck sore and voice weak.

    The reaper lifted the man one more time, revealing that his face was… pretty much gone. A bashed in hole of gore, his blood splattered everywhere. And somehow… it was not even all that satisfying. Clenching both her teeth and her fists, the girl let her summon disappear, extending her hands toward the lifeless body as more of her magic gathered around it.

    Making good on her promise of suffering, she forcefully ripped out the soul that was getting ready to leave for the afterlife, binding it to her magic. And the most unpleasant noise, akin to one’s sharp claws being dragged across a blackboard sounded out for several seconds, the soul shivering and shaking as it was subjected to an unimaginable pain even after its mortal flesh perished.

    And in the end, she overloaded it with power, letting it shatter, explode in several pieces that faded away into nothingness. She did not let him enjoy an afterlife, as she delivered him a final death, an eternal oblivion of non-existence. Falling to her knees after all that, she needed a moment to calm her heavy breathing and the weakness that filled her body.


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    A Long Night Empty Re: A Long Night

    Post by V on November 6th 2019, 3:21 pm

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    The cat lady seemed to need to take a moment to compose herself, before entering the building through the opening V had provided. He couldn't blame her, though. This would be a big turning point in her story. One had to be prepared for such an experience. Kuro slipped inside and V, along with his icy copies, followed suit. He made sure to have the doppelgangers stick to him for the time being, as well as closing the door as silently as he could.

    The interior of the building matched what his companion told him before, but there was little to no furniture to mention, let alone decorations. What could have been once a beautiful mansion, was now nothing more than a poor ruin, along with the rest of the village. However, they had to press forward, not ponder upon the destruction that happened in the place all those years ago. The mage followed the cat lady, who made sure to keep an eye on him. He couldn't tell whether it was out of compassion or suspicion. They passed through the hall and came upon a sliding door that Kuro promptly swung open.

    The two mages were greeted by a rather spacious room that V imagined was the main hub of the building, once upon a time. The room was not empty, however. Three figures were present, instantly disturbed by their arrival. The icy doppelgangers were behind V and keeping their distance, but their time was slowly running out. There were three priests, two more regular looking ones and one with a rather fancy black robe with a golden trim. The group turned to face them, with the two lesser priests immediately readied for combat. The greater priest, however, only feebly asked them to stand back.

    The greater priest said he wanted to talk to Kuro, which the other priests took as a cue to take their places on either of V's sides, making him fidget and took a little step back. It didn't seem that they were there to attack him, but he would have to be careful with them. A well placed physical strike could very well incapacitate him for a little bit. This worry was quickly placed into the back of his mind, as he listened to the exchange between the main priest and the cat lady.

    The exchange resulted in Kuro letting all of her anger flow freely, as well as her reaper-like summon. The summon spared the priest no mercy, as the priest was having his face and body smushed by the repeated forceful impacts. The cat lady continued to scream at the high priest, the two priests that stood near V were petrified. Though they wouldn't do that much longer. The tattooed man would have his copies run into the room, startling the two priests, as he gathered ice energy into his left fist. He swung at the one on his right, the strength of the ice being enough to crack the important bones. Before the other could retaliate, V did the same to him, too.

    The rush of adrenaline of using fisticuffs to deal with the opposition quickly wore off, however, and opened the floodgates of pain. The tattooed man winced and grunted in pain, feeling the agony wash over him, centered around his left arm. If he had to judge from the way he could barely move it, made him think that he either managed to break something or popped out a joint. Whatever it was, it would have to be treated later.

    The high priest was now in bloody shambles, making V feel slightly invigorated, despite his current condition, having witnessed a revenge. Was that how his story would end, aswell? The thought of crushing those who once cast him out kept him going and he would enact it, even if it was the last thing he did. After the greater priest was taken care of by the summon, Kuro bound the soul that was about to leave into afterlife and loaded it with her magic. The soul couldn't take it and shattered, the high priest was forever lost.

    Kuro fell to her knees, most likely because of the event she had just experienced. V held his left arm close to his body and supported it with his right hand. The sandals quietly stepped on the burnt floor, stopping right behind the yōkai. "The deed has been done. A great chapter in your life, closed." He would softly say, surprisingly with only the tiniest hint of his usual iciness. "I wonder what you will do next." The man would wonder, though not pressing Kuro for an answer. Would she get rid of this whole island completely? Would she attempt to restore it back? Or would she just move on and hopefully move past the dark grudge?
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    A Long Night Empty Re: A Long Night

    Post by Kuro on November 8th 2019, 3:49 am

    Kuro Guildless C-Rank

    Few heavy breaths later, the girl regained most of her concentration as her hatred faded away back into the depths of her body and soul. She stared at the priest’s lifeless body a while longer before her hand accidentally brushed over something embedded in the floor, half-way buried in the broken floorboards. Her feline eyes quickly scanned over it and became sharper in the process.

    A curious coincidence. The entire reason why Kurome came to this island in the first place was not to get revenge on the enemies that purged this island. She didn’t even know that they would still be here, though she did have a suspicion that it would be so. No, the real reason why she came was to retrieve a certain item that held a lot of value to her family.

    Covered in a bit of blood and a whole lot of dust was some sort of smaller cabinet. Shaped almost like a small shrine, one could reasonably assume that it was a piece of furniture that one were to put on an altar and leave offering inside of. However, the real use of it was a bit different and the space inside of the piece of furniture was for something entirely else.

    Taking a firm hold of it, she lodged it out of the floor and tried to brush it off a little bit before turning toward V and offering her answer to his thoughts. “Get back what little family I have left.” She kept it vague for a reason. The man already knew that she was a necromancer, but he did not know that the catgirl had a deceased sister.

    One who’s body was in Kurome’s possession. However, few more things were needed to fully revive a yōkai as powerful as that. And this little box… it was a soul furnace. The inside of the box was a special space that could keep a soul intact and trapped inside, as well as allow outside forces to manipulate this soul. It was necessary to keep her sister’s soul safe until the revival ritual itself.

    Once the box was firmly placed in the girl’s smaller hands, she would offer V another look and then move it toward the exit. “I have what I came for. I think it is time to leave… for now.” So provided that the man had no reason to go against his partner’s decision, the path back to the boat was a free one. And this time also leading downhill, perhaps making it a bit easier on him.


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