Post by Ur'Alcyonis [Halcyon] on Sept 13, 2021 17:57:19 GMT -5
Note: Champion lv 2, combat rune
The woman sat down on the wooden boards of the porch of a large house on Valhalla. She was holding a bar of processed food in her hand, taking a bite from it and immediately spitting it out again, clacking her tongue in disgust before throwing away the bar she'd been given by Luther. She truly hated this type of food, where there was no flavor, no experience or joy to be found...just raw nutritional value without the savory flavor that she was accustomed to with every of her meals. It was quite a mystery to her how those saiyans could be so contradictory, with them usually eating so much one would ask if they had a black hole in their belly, while here...it seemed the sparsity of food ment they had to rely on these disgusting military rations.
Standing up from the porch's floor, the woman stared into the distance for a moment, before walking inside of the large house. These inferior beings confused her, their methods barbaric and without any sense of style. It was such a thing of beauty, to enjoy the hunt, to savor every emotion the prey has felt before they were turned into the next meal. Halsey wasn't picky with her food, she liked vegetables, nuts, fruits, fish, poultry, meat...anything that was prepared well, was a delight to her palate.
With her frustration reaching a new height, the woman walked over to a table with a large sawblade on it, snapping her fingers to make any and all residue from her previous meal preperations vanish from the table. However, as she was about to grab the large blade, a small chain with a red gem dropped onto the table, making her lips curl into a rather wicked smile. "Why not? A meal is all the more scrumptious when it is served and devoured after a healthy work out."
Grasping the gem in her hand, the primeval closed her eyes and allowed her spirit to wander off, entering the astral realm but moments later. There, upon her arrival, she opened her eyes to take in the dreariness and glumness of her surroundings. An empty city, its origin unknown, buckled under dark skies and heavy rainfall. The sight of it all made her wonder if this place was reacting to her frustration or to whomever it might be she'd be having as an opponent. "Couldn't it at least be dry...ah well, as long as it aint some moody prick, I'll be fine."
Post by Jason Todd on Sept 14, 2021 13:48:00 GMT -5
There were tales of an Academy on the planet Kelioux. An ancient center of knowledge built upon the bedrock of wisdom left behind by The Lost - a species that predated the species that inhabited the planet now. Jason sought refuge here, for a time. When one gave their life to the way of the mercenary there was little time to settle into one place. The routine was generally the same. Refuel, reload, and recover. Still he was enchanted by the prospect of expanding his mind.
His gem glowed with a vibrant emerald light that illuminated his bed chamber. The light continued to flicker like a fire candle swaying in the breeze. Jason had been in the middle of routine maintenance on his twin guns that were as dark as the abyss of space. Once he reached over to grasp the gem within his gloved hand his essence was transferred to another location at the speed of a wink.
For a moment he was suspended in darkness until he was greeted by black skies and perpetual rain that splattered against his helm. It did not take long for his scanners to indicate that a familiar presence was all but within shouting distance of himself.
He remembered her during his last job. He mowed down undead voidlings side by side with her and his patrons. She was powerful and extremely dangerous, yet the most peculiar fact about her was that his super computer did not pick up any information on her that corresponded with what he knew of her. Her suspected age was that of a young woman according to his physiology analysis, yet the power she wielded was ancient in nature, it existed far longer than mortals ever had.
"You again," Jason approached her casually. His guard was still up and a black palm hovered over his gun. Despite their professional ties, Jason remained vigilant nonetheless.
"I didn't catch your name last time. Who are you," Jason asked. However, the more apt question would be...
Post by Ur'Alcyonis [Halcyon] on Sept 15, 2021 2:22:19 GMT -5
Finally, someone was there...well womeone or something, the primeval was never sure on how to denote those who lacked or were mostly inorganic in nature. She remembered that she had had an entire disussion with a damn hologram the first time she had managed to become conscious again, only to realize the hologram was just a smart computing system that was capable of answering her questions due to a large information database...in short, it was rather...embarassing.
"Me again?" The woman turned around towards the man-thing that appeared out of nowhere, wondering if she truly had seen this person before and wether or not it mattered in the end. Still, despite the youthful madness and amplified desires and emotions this current vessel the primeval inhabited, They were still somewhat rational after all. "Who am I...that probably the best question of all. It would be more accurate to ask 'what' I am...but I guess I can indulge you, I guess."
Raising up her hand in the torrential rain, a massive scythe materialized in her hand, which she skillfully twirled around by flicking her wrist, before slamming it into the concrete with its shaft. "You can call me Halsey, last of the Firstborn, last of the Primevals...the one who will witness the End."
With those words leaving her mouth, Halsey suddenly vanished from her position, suddenly standing behind the android with a sinister grin on her face. Grasping the scythe with both her hands, she swung in a wide arc towards the android while letting out a soft chuckle. "And who or what may you be? A machine with a conscience, a computer with an ego? or a man who had been dealt a bad hand?"
Post by Jason Todd on Sept 16, 2021 22:42:09 GMT -5
Her voice was as radiant as it was hauntingly grim. Every word was laced with malice and ill intent. When her scythe manifested into her hand from the void Jason brandished his twin pistols and stepped away from the woman methodically. It was a slight backpedal of his boot as it marred the ground beneath him.
A woman. Nothing more. No sources of her power or prowess in the database.
Last of the Firstborn. A title? No Data found.
Primeval. Data indicates voidlings and ghouls and ghastly grumpkins of darkness. Agents of chaos during a bygone era, long before man or woman walked the cosmos. Folklore and folktales of different cultures spoke of such beings. None believed their existence.
End of the Universe.
The Universe was already dead.
She vanished from sight and only her voice was left to fill the space between them. Jason's sensors blipped as she materialized behind him. As her scythe came for him he rolled out of the way, straight ahead to preserve his neck.
He remained crouched as he turned to her and aimed his pistols at her midsection.
"A bad hand," Jason quipped to her. "The game was rigged from the start."
Ki-coated bullets were shot from his pistols, the size of energy spheres as his own Ki energy poured through his weaponry. Three came from each gun making six in total attempted to pepper Halsey from her waist up to her chest. 244 / 581
Post by Ur'Alcyonis [Halcyon] on Sept 16, 2021 23:23:19 GMT -5
"Good boy," The woman laughed when hearing the android's retort, as if she actually agreed with his statement. It was as if she liked the sardonic, pessimistic outlook the android seemed to have. "You're fun."
With the bullets incoming, the monster draped in the seductive form of a young woman simply planted the scythe into the ground with its shaft and crossed her arms in front of her to block the incoming projectiles. When the last bullet found its mark, the primeval swiftly lowered her arms and tilted her head slightly to the left. The corners of her lips curled somewhat upward to form a sinister, seemingly gleeful smirk.
"There's no point in fighting an outcome that's already been determined," She chuckled, raising her hand and poiting a finger towards the android. Slowly, one could see the energy, black in color and eerily cold in feeling, accumulate at the tip of said pointing finger. "But that all changes when you are the one who determines the rules of the game and thus the outcome of it."
Quickly, she lowered her aim, shooting out two extremely fast beams towards the ground in front of the android, hoping the inevitable debris of the road shooting up would provide enough cover for her, would blanket the sight and view of her next move just enough to make it work, as she grabbed the scythe with her free hand and launched herself towards Jason with blinding speed. In the middle of this leap towards her target, she'd turn her scythe ever so slightly, so that should her strike aimed at the android's chest connect, it would be with the blunt part of the shaft and not the blade itself. After all, it wouldn't be fun if it all ended too soon.
Post by Jason Todd on Sept 17, 2021 6:38:16 GMT -5
Halsey enjoyed Jason's retort. It seemed that they had some common ground. What did that say about him? His mindset?
She had dealt with his attack by exerting a modicum of effort. The one who called herself 'Last Of The Firstborn' exuded a sinister aura. It wasn't the visible energy field that permeated within all beings, it was best described as the chill of winter's bite upon one's bare naked skin. That was the feeling Jason felt when she grinned at him with her pearly white teeth - an inhumane smirk that marred the visage of the porcelain doll of a woman.
Halsey's finger pointed towards him and it generated an abyssal energy at the tip of her digits. Jason readied himself by tensing his legs, mechanical whirling followed his movement of crouching down.
"I vowed to make my own rules," He agreed with Halsey's sentiments. "And I've never looked back."
The Primeval fired the beam towards the ground in front of him. Dust and debris littered the landscape, however Jason's optical sensors managed to sift through the veil to zero in on the vastly approaching woman. Her speed was great, and her movement was graceful. Before Jason could jump backwards to clear the range of her scythe, she managed to bash his chest cavity with the staff of her weapon. In response the cyborg's chest cavity opened to reveal a small armament. As he staggered back it glowed with a haunting yellow aura that pulsated and released in a beam towards Halsey's chest.253 / 834
Post by Ur'Alcyonis [Halcyon] on Sept 17, 2021 7:06:50 GMT -5
"Hmm, well making your own rules is fine and all, but..." Though she still felt confident and quite certain tht she was without any question of a doubt the superior being in this confrontation, lacking the means to fully sense and thus predict what an android was doing, meant that Halsey had no way to predict that her own assault would be retaliated at in such a way. With Jason from her position now still somewhat veiled and concealed from her vision and his android body making it even harder to sense him, ended up with the Primeval not being prepared in the slightest for his incoming beam, taken wholly by surprise. "The hell...?!"
As the energy slammed against her chest in full surprise, it also meant that she wasn't bracing for any kinetic force or energy, thus even with the actual output and initial damage of the incoming beam being perhaps at least considered painful and highly annoying, being thrown back and into one of the buildings with great speed did not do her any favors in the vitality department...
With the several walls she'd passed still somewhat holding on to their structural integrity, the Primeval looked at the android from her position, sprawled with her back against a wall, dust and debris covering her. She had to admit that was a damn good shot. Looking down on her chest, it seemed the frivolous, somewhat weighty garments that usually cover up most of her body had been badly torn by that single burst of energy, thus forcing the woman to tear off the white fabric, revealing the skin-tight jumpsuit underneath. "In a way you should be thankful this is the astral realm, those clothes weren't cheap at all, you bag 'o bolts. Now then, lemme return the favor tenfold..."
With her left hand slowly reaching for the ground to push herself up, she raised her right hand with already converging and crackling black energy around it, letting out not just one, but two somewhat stronger, but still extremely fast beams compared to the ones she had shot before, both aimed squarely at the android's torso. However, while those were coursing through the air, she herself raised her hand a bit more, pointing at the android with both her middle and index finger extrended before launching a much more volatile and destructive blast of energy, which by all accounts could potentially remove anything in its path on an atomic level.
Post by Jason Todd on Sept 21, 2021 2:37:09 GMT -5
Jason struck his target at center mass and sent her sprawling backwards. His optical sensors traced her body as it collided through the façade of a building, creating a life sized impression as debris suspended in the air all around her. He approached her slowly with his twin pistols drawn at the ready. His ebony black boots pattered against the ground as he advanced upon her position. When the cement powder settled onto the concrete floor it revealed Halsey in her tattered milky fabric. The Primeval tore her garments off of her and revealed a skin-tight jumpsuit that hugged her body as finely as the metallic alloy that bonded with his bones.
"Do your worst."
And that she did.
Abyssal energy converged from her fingertips onto his body at blinding speeds. At the speed of his scouter blip his breast plate and abdomen armoring had been torn open to reveal patches of skin-grafted flesh painstakingly pieced together by the finest of doctors. A low grunt reverberated from his helm as the larger blast came towards him with a fury of a thousand voidlings. The blast itself incinerated all matter in its path as it blazed a trail of destruction and oblivion.
Emergency measures engaged.
His chest cavity opened once more and an orange bubble coated his body. Once the blast clashed with the barrier the momentum carried him backwards in an awkward backpedal that nearly caused him to trip over his own feet. The barrier began to buckle under the pressure of the attack as it careened towards him. Cracks formed in the sphere like glass meeting heat, causing it to expand. An eruption of explosion ensued and generated a mass of superheated rock and ash that suspended dirt and debris in the air. Once it settled Jason's armaments' slipped off of his body in pieces. Underneath the mechanical hardware that coated his skin was charred flesh and stitches that marred his body. Part of his helmet revealed partial of his visage. His hair was ravenous yet it remained matted down. His hazel eyes leered at Halsey as his breaths became ragged.
"Nice shot," His voice regulator echoed in the distance. It was a mix of his natural vocal chords and his amplified voice.
"How many beings like you exist?" He asked her out of morbid curiosity.390 / 1224
Post by Ur'Alcyonis [Halcyon] on Sept 21, 2021 12:41:58 GMT -5
Even if she couldn't see it all that properly from her position, Halsey could see that her blast of energy hadn't done just as much damage as she had hoped. It was but in a flash, but she could notice that right before the impact had happened, something had covered her opponent and this had most likely mitigated most, if not all of the damage.
Letting out a sigh, she stood up from her position, dusting herself off and holding a hand above her eyes to peer into the distance to see where the heck that opponent had managed to end up. It seemed that if anything, this guy had managed to avoid being pushed back all too far, which in itself was quite an astonishing fact to the primeval, who had found herself off balance and into a building just moments earlier. Letting out a glumble and a sigh, the woman walked out of the building, tilting her head a bit when she heard the man ask her a question. While she finally turned her attention properly towards Jason, Halsey noticed that there seemed to be someone underneath the metal exterior, still it looked like this 'thing' was more machine than man.
"Hmm...that would depend on the context of what you describe as a 'being like me'," The woman let out a chuckle as she casually walked up closer to the man-droid. Suddenly she slapped her hands together and smiled. "Let's see...demons, I suspect that's not the question. Perhaps you mean Primevals...than the answer would most likely be zero, Firstborn would yield the same answer..."
Shrugging her shoulders, the woman grinned and made a gentle bow. "As I said before, there are none like me, for better or for worse...I am alone and incomparable to any other living thing in this wretched multiverse."