Despite all her preperation, Strix knew that the one area she couldnt guard or protect would be the sky. However at least it would make for an easy way to spot any intruders as no landmarks or nature could block her view of the horizon. From her position out the front of the Tomb, the waters gently lapped from the surrounding lake as Strix meditated on what her next objective would be. Should she investigate where the undead were coming from, should she tet to get more information out of Spider? Questions floated through her mind while she sat, until something caught her eye. A humanoid creature, flying on the horizon, looking like it was searching for something. Was this an intruder or something else that had come to search the Tomb she had set up in.Coming from here
Madara made his way southwest after his meeting with the Spider. It hadn't taken him long to reach the place as he only needed to travel a short distance. He sensed the core in movement though it hadn't traveled far at all - just back and forth around the landmark. As Madara arrived, he sent Akujin around the place to scout it for him as he waited. The Tengu flew high into the sky, viewing the landmark and noting a high rising maze and traps, alerting Madara to which way not to go as the Uchiha likewise begin to move.
It took several minutes but with time, he managed to find himself closer to the Core. As the duo joined together once more, Madara rose his hand as the staff manifested itself in it, moving forward.
"Well, Akujin. Let's see what, or rather who, we have here."
As the pair moved closer to the core he sensed, Madara noticed a chakra signature where the core was, suggesting it was claimed or held by someone. Whether they knew what it was or not, he didn't know but he intended to find out shortly. It wasn't long afterwards that he came across the woman who was wielding scythe in hand in the exact location he sensed the core. She advanced the core, he thought as he eyed her curiously. The only other he met with a core was Lucifer, though neither of them could identify it or what it looked like, though he left a scroll with him to talk to him should he ever need to. As he drew closer, he decided to allow his own weapon to manifest in his hand briefly - long enough for her to get a good look at it before it vanished just as quickly.Despite all her preperation, Strix knew that the one area she couldnt guard or protect would be the sky. However at least it would make for an easy way to spot any intruders as no landmarks or nature could block her view of the horizon. From her position out the front of the Tomb, the waters gently lapped from the surrounding lake as Strix meditated on what her next objective would be. Should she investigate where the undead were coming from, should she tet to get more information out of Spider? Questions floated through her mind while she sat, until something caught her eye. A humanoid creature, flying on the horizon, looking like it was searching for something. Was this an intruder or something else that had come to search the Tomb she had set up in.
As it came closer, it was obvious that it wasnt human, that it wasnt an animal either. It began to decend which then drew her eye to a figure approaching the tomb as it was guided knowing where the traps were. Perhaps a connection with the creature above which was made obvious as it then landed next to the man. Though a distance off, she still stood on her guard as the approached the gate to where he was coming from. Placing a hand on her chest, she drew forth her scythe as Demise grew out of her chest, its black and white energues swirling in its core.
Had he come for treasure, seeking a fight or simply wanted rest. Either way, she eyed him suspiciously.
Stood waiting, Demise in hand, she watched as the two approached her site where she had made her base of operations. With her free hand on her hip, she showed no hostile intentions towards the newcomers, trying to see what they had came for, however it was a ruse, for on the inside her adrenaline was already pumping and she was capable to leaping into the fray should it turn ugly. There was a brief moment, where something caused her to lose focus, and it was when this man summoned forth a staff, gnarled and crafted from ancient wood, but it was the swirling black and white energies within that piqued her curiosity. Was this a similar if not same weapon that Strix held in her left hand, had this man met or have connections with Phetra and the voidlords. Drawing closer, he stopped roughly just out of reach for her close combat, he was careful, knowing that he wouldnt want to get too close to a stranger.As the pair moved closer to the core he sensed, Madara noticed a chakra signature where the core was, suggesting it was claimed or held by someone. Whether they knew what it was or not, he didn't know but he intended to find out shortly. It wasn't long afterwards that he came across the woman who was wielding scythe in hand in the exact location he sensed the core. She advanced the core, he thought as he eyed her curiously. The only other he met with a core was Lucifer, though neither of them could identify it or what it looked like, though he left a scroll with him to talk to him should he ever need to. As he drew closer, he decided to allow his own weapon to manifest in his hand briefly - long enough for her to get a good look at it before it vanished just as quickly.
"That weapon...how did you come to wield it? Where did you gain access to it from?" Madara began to question her as he stopped just beyond her short range, standing 6 meters away as Akujin likewise stood, his left hand on the hilt of High Heaven like normal.
As the two stopped, Madara was aware of two other high chakra signatures nearby though he had more pressing concerns in the meantime. He alerted Akujin to these but continued to focus primarily on the woman he spoke to, his Sharingan's evolved state present in his eyes.
The woman answered his questions though her answers only gave way to more questions that Madara had. She had gained this core, this weapon, from some unknown woman who sent her on what she called a journey. She claimed to have unlocked it's secrets and even it's name, suggesting that it can grow - a suspicion Madara hadn't had until she mentioned it. His own weapon had many secrets left to unlock, ones he hadn't spent much time focused on as he handled his own missions and business. As he listened to her speak, his thoughts returned to the woman she mentioned. Could this be connected to Imeroth and what he told Madara? He thought of what he had told him when they last met, the story of the Gods and the Chaos they wielded. This woman in front of him mentioned the undead - could this be related to the God Child Madara learned about? The boy he spoke to mentioned an enemy attempting to take the child away. Madara's mind begin attempting to bridge events together; if Tiamat had returned before and she had the strongest binding on her, could her children also be free? Could Nergal be behind the undead appearing? He had suspected it but with more uncertainty growing each day and conversation Madara passed, the only thing he knew was that he needed to meet with Imeroth as soon as possible. There was much to learn and discuss.Stood waiting, Demise in hand, she watched as the two approached her site where she had made her base of operations. With her free hand on her hip, she showed no hostile intentions towards the newcomers, trying to see what they had came for, however it was a ruse, for on the inside her adrenaline was already pumping and she was capable to leaping into the fray should it turn ugly. There was a brief moment, where something caused her to lose focus, and it was when this man summoned forth a staff, gnarled and crafted from ancient wood, but it was the swirling black and white energies within that piqued her curiosity. Was this a similar if not same weapon that Strix held in her left hand, had this man met or have connections with Phetra and the voidlords. Drawing closer, he stopped roughly just out of reach for her close combat, he was careful, knowing that he wouldnt want to get too close to a stranger.
As he spoke, his words seemed to be chosen carefully, prying for information without seemingly being overly excited or desperate for her answers. She was as curious about his weapon, if they shared some kind of link, or if they were related in some way. Thirst for knowledge began to build up within Strix conciousness.
I was given a core, swirling black and white energy and a quest. A woman, powerful, controlling spirits sensed my hunger for knowledge and sent me on my journey. Eventually, I unlocked its secrets as is transformed itself into what you see before you. I feel that it is called, Demise, as the power within it has potential to grow.
You seemingly have something similar, swirling black and white energy core within that staff.
Sealing the Scythe back within her chest, Strix watched the man closely for his answer. She was the first other that also had transformed their core into a weapon, and knowing how many others out there would be useful information.
These events seem to all be linked, with these cores, the undead and creatures running across Tobusekai and now you appear here...
There was a moment where the man was about to ask a question, but then stopped, as he looked around, undoubtedly knowing that information was vital and ears that could hear this could potentially be enemies looking to take advantage. As the world faded away, Strix would activate her shraingan, her eyes turning their red colour as she perceived the genjutsu being cast on her, as he spoke again to explain his genjutsu.The woman answered his questions though her answers only gave way to more questions that Madara had. She had gained this core, this weapon, from some unknown woman who sent her on what she called a journey. She claimed to have unlocked it's secrets and even it's name, suggesting that it can grow - a suspicion Madara hadn't had until she mentioned it. His own weapon had many secrets left to unlock, ones he hadn't spent much time focused on as he handled his own missions and business. As he listened to her speak, his thoughts returned to the woman she mentioned. Could this be connected to Imeroth and what he told Madara? He thought of what he had told him when they last met, the story of the Gods and the Chaos they wielded. This woman in front of him mentioned the undead - could this be related to the God Child Madara learned about? The boy he spoke to mentioned an enemy attempting to take the child away. Madara's mind begin attempting to bridge events together; if Tiamat had returned before and she had the strongest binding on her, could her children also be free? Could Nergal be behind the undead appearing? He had suspected it but with more uncertainty growing each day and conversation Madara passed, the only thing he knew was that he needed to meet with Imeroth as soon as possible. There was much to learn and discuss.
"The core... you called it Demise, who did you say you gained it from? I have reason to believe it to be..." Madara trailed off, his questions not safe in the space they spoke in due to the presence of the two unknown chakra signatures. Though he wasn't worried about the event of battle, he knew that important information could be leaked unnecessarily and wished to avoid it. Watching the woman, he attempted to cast a Genjutsu upon her that would cause the field to appear frozen, though the surroundings would slowly fade out of color into a black and white background with only the three of them retaining their color.
(Genjutsu: Takutikku Furasshubakku) - Illusionary Art: Tactical Flashback
Range: Short - Medium
Chakra Cost: 15
Description: After performing the Tiger hand seal, the user will send out his chakra out towards his enemies or allies, successfully disrupting their flow, placing them within a genjutsu. Inside of the illusion the field would seem as if it came to a stand still as the induced targets receive images similar to a flashback. This technique is mostly used for tactical purposes, allowing the user to transfer information in the form of an illusion or even describe a story, reducing the chances of said information being leaked in the process.
- The illusion will last the entire turn unless dispersed
- Must be taught by Mathias
"Don't be alarmed," Madara spoke. "This is just a precaution due to those around us. The weapon you hold, I have reason to believe it is a Relic Weapon, one of ten unique weapons much like my own given to those trusted to guide the future of the war, because, you see.."
As Madara spoke, he manifested the staff and waved his arm, causing the background to suddenly show a giant image of Tiamat, the Goddess herself as well as her Children before her. Though the image was dramatic, Madara needed to drive home the importance of what he was about to tell her.
"..the once sleeping Dragons have awakened. A War is brewing for the future of humanity and the world itself, one between the Gods that will leave our world decimated and everyone in it dead. The Staff I wield, Kuniumi, is made of the same Chaos that befell the Gods and granted them their divine powers, allowing them to wage war over mankind in the past. Now, it has been bestowed upon as well as the task of finding the other Relic Weapons to give mankind a fighting chance to save the world from these beasts when they return."
Though what Madara spoke wasn't what Imeroth told him exactly, it was how he had seen his goals; there was still much left to do before he was sure of everything but he knew that he was to be this world's savior - one way or another. Either through reviving Tiamat herself....or helping to bring about her destruction.
"When the time comes, when the Gods return to wage war and spit in the face of people, will you fight back against them or will you leave them to their goals? I wish to know what you allegiance is and where it will lie: Will you join me in bringing peace to this world or will you let it wither away?" He didn't expect an immediate answer but as he spoke, he showed her as much as he felt appropriate to the conversation, leaving out the parts where Imeroth gave him his tasks and showed her only the war between the Gods and the devastation it laid to the world. While it was a violent scene, it was to show her exactly what was at stake in the future.
There was a moment where the man was about to ask a question, but then stopped, as he looked around, undoubtedly knowing that information was vital and ears that could hear this could potentially be enemies looking to take advantage. As the world faded away, Strix would activate her shraingan, her eyes turning their red colour as she perceived the genjutsu being cast on her, as he spoke again to explain his genjutsu.
As he spoke and showed the images of Tiamat, Strix slowly began to piece together what was happening, as well as what the images on the Tomb of Marduk had shown. Her conversation with Phetra was beginning to make more sense too, as Madara brought forth his weapon. He spoke of the sleeping Dragons awakening, a war brewing for the future and what her role was to be within it.
Taking a moment to herself to process it all, she looked directly into his eyes, as the images she conjured forth showed her journey through several phases.
( Doujutsu: Sharingan ) Eye Technique: Copy Wheel Eye (3T) (passive)
( Doujutsu: Genjutsu Sharingan ) - Eye Technique: Copy Wheel Eye IllusionType: Supplementary
Rank: C - A Rank
Chakra: 15 - 30 ( -5 per turn for 1T and 2T, 10 per turn to keep active for 3T )
One of the Three Great Dōjutsu (San Daidōjutsu), the Sharingan is the kekkei genkai of the Uchiha clan. Unlike the other Dōjutsu, not all members of the Uchiha Clan possess the Sharingan. This great Dōjutsu seems to awaken only on exceptional Uchiha members and only in times of great stress. Once awaken, the pupil turns red and a single tomoe (巴) seal appears around the center pupil. As the user masters and evolves their eyes, the tomoe (巴) seals increase, topping 3 per eye. The main ability of the Sharingan, like any other Dōjutsu, is to enable the user to see the flow of chakra. This ability is further improved as the Sharingan gives color to chakra, enabling the user to differentiate chakras from different people or from different sources. Although the user can see chakra through matter, he cannot see beyond dense matter or in long distances. Coupled with the ability to see chakra, Sharingan users gain acess to an incredible clarity of perception that enables them to read insanely fast movements or minor details, enabling them the ability to foresee in an easier way, traps, incoming attacks, etc. This clarity of perception is so great that a Sharingan user can sometimes start performing a counter to an attack that is still being performed, enabling the counter to be launched only a split a second after the attack. This clarity of perception leaves Sharingan users able to track high speed movement easily as well as to read through handseals. This last ability enables them to learn techniques much faster and sometimes copy them directly from the enemy, as long as the user has the necessary chakra affinities and requirements to perform it. Finally, the Sharingan is often linked to Genjutsu and mind-manipulating illusions, mostly because the user can, mostly through Eye Contact, directly and precisely use his chakra to manipulate the enemy's chakra flow. In return, the users clarity of perception gives him the ability to more easily decipher visual illusions cast upon him and see past them. The Sharingan has a great cost to the user though. The chakra consumption disables its use for long periods of time and, even when the user grows stronger, it's still hard to keep it active for long periods of time.
Note: The user, if he hasn't gained full mastery over his Sharingan, will need to spend a move to activate it, although as long as he has chakra and enough stamina he'll be able to keep it active until the end of the match. If the user is Sannin Rank or above and has gained his 3 Tomoe Sharingan and held it for one month, he becomes able to passively activate it, meaning he'll no longer spend a move of his 3 per turn.
Note: To avoid direct Eye Contact and be able to focus only on the body movement below the chin, the opponent needs to have mastered Taijutsu to possess the necessary skill
Note: C rank usage is for 1T Sharingan, B rank usage is reserved for 2T Sharingan. A Rank usage is reserved for 3T Sharingan.
Note: Predicting the nature of a technique or what it exactly is requires the user to either know the technique or that its a cannon technique.
Note: Danzo and Kakashi bios activate the Sharingan by removing the covers in their respective eyes and suffer a +10 chakra consumption per turn penalty
Note: The user is bound by the abilities and limits of the stage of sharingan he possesses, stated in the rules of the KG.
Rank: C - S (C)
Range: Short - Mid
Chakra cost: 15 - 40
Damage points: N/A
Description: This technique is simply the use of generic genjutsu used by members of the Uchiha clan. By simply having their opponents look into their eyes, the Uchiha can lock the user within a genjutsu of their choosing.
Note: Can only be used with 3 tomoe sharingan
If you have the Relic Weapon like myself, then I suppose we have a shared link. It started when I was exploring this site, the Tomb of Marduk. It was there I heard a voice. Seeking knowledge of the ancient Gods, it invited me to the Sancutary of the Moon for answers.
The images shifted to the Moon site and Phetra with her Gallu.
I met the woman, one of the Voidlords, Phetra who planted the core within me, and sent me to nuture the core. My travels took me across the continents as I searched for the meaning and what this core was. I ran into another Voidlord as I did, Demetrias, who was searching for the God Child, who gave me advice one what nuturing means.
The Images shifted to Strix sacrificially killing Athos on the island.
My core had shown me a vision, seeing a great creature on an island, to bleed him as his life essence would seep into the ocean, and upon completing this, I found my way to discovering the root of my Cores essence. Demise is what will befall the lowliest peasant and the mightiest king. From there, I have found my way back to where it started as my weapon continued to grow and I thought about my place in this world and the coming conflict.
Drawing her scythe from her chest and holding it in her hands, the images vanished bringing them back to where they were before. Strix had been wondering about her place, and what she was going to do, but now this man had come with some knowledge about the coming events as well as his own relic weapon. Perhaps allying may prove to be fruitful and beneficial while she searched for more answers about the Gods
I have no plans to be pawns of the Gods or to the Voidlords, and I have cast away my humanity, their greed and lust for power have shown their ugly head for their kind. I seek knowledge and answers, and while I have thought about what my place in this world will be, I see you coming here with an offer now. I can also see it being beneficial for the Relic Wielders to shape this world into something better that what it currently is. I will join you in bringing peace, and with Demise, I, Strix will help bring an end to those that will oppose the peace.
In the back of her mind Strix couldn't help but smirk at her dramatic flair, but at least this way he knew her name, she now had an ally within the group that held the Relic Cores, and he may be able to provide some kind of direction that she needed.
I met another with a core, recently in Sorens Rest, an Inuzuka called Kotetsu. While his core isn't currently a weapon, I believe he is close to unlocking it. While I have no objectives currently, is there anything you need help with?
Benimaru could not help himself but witness the two of them converse until both suddenly stopped. Just standing there idly which only served to frustrate the disgraced monk. Since separating from that life style, he found himself often slipping in his discipline. Emotions often flare and become uncontrollable, something the monks back at the temple would shun. It meant that the reincarnation of Acala, in the form of Fidchell, had truly tainted Benimaru. Unafraid of both strangers, believing himself to be the strongest, Benimaru closed the distance with his hands tucked into his sleeves. Fidchell closely looming behind, towering over the exiled monk.Once Benimaru had reached the threshold of being five meters away from both strangers, the monk began speaking.
“Would you two be kind enough to assist me in my travels?”
"You're sure this is the right place?" Oden had asked his guide.
The escort nodded solemnly, his arms steadily rowing along a river until they reached the perimeter that marked the great Tomb of Marduk. "An army of the undead would be attracted to a place like this." That was Oden's declaration, and the escort said a silent prayer for the brazen swordsman. At least his money was bright, if nothing else, thought the escort.
Oden disembarked from the boat and fired off into the wilderness in search of the undead. The Ronin detected several chakra signatures in the vicinity of the tomb, some of them unbelievably large and comparable to his own. Oden grinned widely, his head filled with prayers that these powerful signatures belonged to the undead warriors. This was the chosen day, Oden thought, that his path would finally cross with the zombie army.
He had learned of their existence just days prior, and concluded that they would grant him his next big adventure. Stories of such beings of course existed in the songs and tales within Wano's borders, but Oden had never imagined they could actually be real. The world was truly vast, boundless and intoxicating in its offers.
Oden brandished his swords as he came closer to the signatures. Excitement filled his chest with thunder, and his muscles tensed in preparation. The structure of the island was bizarre, laden with cliffs and deep canyons. None of it was nearly enough to deter the spirit that burned within Oden, and he pushed forward. Skillful and firm strokes of his sword leveled away the landscape that stood in his path, until finally he felt the signatures nearby. With one final swing, Oden released a burst of Typhoon from his blades, blowing a massive hole through the last earth formation in his way. Oden leaped through the hole, descending from the dust cloud and landing ten meters to the left of the three individuals present at the tomb.
(Ame no Habakiri) - Snake-Slayer of Heaven
Description: Ame is a moderately curved katana, a golden trefoil-shaped tsuba. It has a white color scheme matching its "Heaven" motif. Its kashira and kojiri are both gold with its sheathe being lacquered solid white a lot like its tsuka with three cords, both the saya and tsuka have simple light five-petaled flower motifs on both sides. Forged through the use of a Ninjutsu and chakra metal, Ame is a blade most suited for a Ronin capable of utilizing Typhoon Release. Once per turn, the swrod is capable of passively altering the user's Kenjutsu techniques into a Typhoon Release technique. The user's slashes become capable of generating gusts of Typhoon Release, effectively extending the range of the user's slashes by one. These flying slashes follow the same rank as the Kenjutsu technique it accompanies, producing the same amount of damage and consuming chakra from the user corresponding to the rank of the Kenjutsu technique and retain the strengths and weaknesses of Typhoon Release. Ame no Habakiri's effect will manifest so long as the sword remains in contact with the user's person, even while sheathed.
Note: Can only be used with non-elemental Kenjutsu.
(Enma) - Enma
Description: Enma is a moderately curved Shobu Zukuri-style katana with a lilac and gold color scheme. the tsuba is trefoil-shaped, and each lobe is holed in the middle and thickly ridged. The tsuka is lacquered solid lilac (rather than cloth-wrapped), as is the saya. Both are embellished with simple, golden, five-petaled flower motifs on each side. Enma was forged from chakra metal through the use of a Ninjutsu, and is capable of acting as a substitute for Samurai armor in the usage of Bushido so long as it remains in contact with the user's body(even in its sheath). Once per turn, Enma can grant the user the ability to release any Ninjutsu technique through the use of their blades, so long as it carries a physical form.
(Gōken: Kabuto Kudaki) Strong Sword: Helmet Crusher
Chakra cost: 30
Damage points: 60+20=80
Description: The user enhances chakra into sword, increasing its size and cutting power by creating a chakra sword. Then, he delivers a straight slash into the ground, creating a huge shockwave that will deal massive damage to his opponent.
"For the unnatural denizens of the underworld, you three sure have lively Ryou!"
The Tomb had been unbothered and a site of little importance for the longest time, which was why Strix had chosen it to become her base of operations. Its isolation was beneficial to remain undisturbed while she meditated and focused on her plans. One visitor was unfortunate however now with two more coming to the site, it begged to argue whether it was worth moving to a new one. The man she had been talking with changed his eyes, as she recognized the familiar rinnegan pattern emerge. Fascinating to say the least, She turned her attention towards the people coming in.
It didn't take her long to use a Genjutsu of her own, one Madara recognized after her Sharingan swirled into existence. She cast it to share her own tale with him, showing images of what she encountered. He learned about Phetra, one of the Voidlords that granted her the core she wielded. Then of Demetrias, another Voidlord who showed her how to unlock the core. The image of him swirled into existence as she spoke, the image of a Uchiha Madara had already encountered before. The man hadn't identified himself and simply said their inheritance ran through him as well. She stated he was pursuing the God Child, was this the man he learned had battled Emiya for the Child? More pieces of the puzzle continuously begin to come together everywhere Madara traveled.
She spoke about her own allegiance, having no desire to be used by the Voidlords or even the Gods in whatever their plans were. She even stated that she threw her own humanity aside, She was on a journey of her to find her place in the world and the grand scheme of things, a place Madara could give her as they would fight to unify the two pillars Imeroth told him about. As she spoke to him about another named Kotetsu, Madara was reminded of his conversation with Lucifer and the object he wielded. He now knew what it was that the man held, though he was still as unaware as before on how to unlock it's potential. His own Core came unlocked when he gained it. Madara knew he had a quite long list of stops to make now, many to meet and much more information to pass to others. After she asked if he needed any help with anything, Madara focused his eyes to see through the Genjutsu she cast, ending it as well as his own to the sounds of a man seeking assistance.
Though he didn't know the man, he could sense strong chakra within him and the creature that stood behind him, eerily reminiscent of the tall Tengu that stood beside him. Madara raised a brow, curious to what the man could want as he turned towards him, arms folded.
"You seem to be lost, what help do you need from me? I'd say these are dangerous places to travel alone, but you have quite a companion... is he the only one you came here with?"
Though his tone was harsh, Madara only spoke in such a way because as he spoke to the man, he could sense an approaching chakra signature from yet another strong being approaching. The being made no attempts at being discrete or masking his approach, crashing through the wall to greet them. As debris and rocks went flying about, Madara narrowed his eyes as the Rinnegan spiraled into existence and Akujin's grip on the sword tightened.
It was his proclamation of the undead that piqued Madara's attention, the man having clearly traveled seeking them.
"Undead? It seems you have the wrong location, there are no dead here," Madara said, looking at the two men in front of him. He came to find more about the Core though it seems, he wasn't the only one led here. Could these two know one another? He wasn't sure, though in his travels and experiences, he grow to learn to expect the unexpected. It was that very reason he wasn't caught off guard when the man broke through the wall.
Madara scoffed at the mention of the Spider, his recent traveling to that location still upsetting him. Perhaps this stranger's luck would fare better than his own did as he never even managed to get a meeting with him."Since exile, I have been on a journey in search of answers. As for the questions, I have yet to discover them but in time fate shall reveal the purpose of my life. In pursuit of this revelation, my travels have allowed me to come across the scent of a mysterious individual. Perhaps talks of him stem merely from a folklore. Regardless, I was hoping either of you would be able to give information on the someone known as Spider?"
Benimaru had long sense heard the commotion being caused by some approaching thing. Whether it was human ( or not ) or friendly ( or not ), the exiled monk managed to keep his cool. Confrontation was not anything he desired to experience now. One thing that piqued the monk’s interest was that this male stranger with the black hair was capable of witnessing Fidchell. The elders spoke of bad omens whenever a mortal soul could lay its sight upon this wrathful spirit. Something about this man was destined to assume some role. How grand? Benimaru wondered.
“Companion is an inappropriate word to use, but I am not with whatever is approaching if that is what you want to know.”
Benimaru would look at Strix before becoming distracted by the weapon they wielded. A vile looking scythe, it made the monk wonder why this woman would carry such a death dealing item. Both individuals were no stranger to conflict, that much Benimaru was certain.
“I am not interested in a market, rather I am looking for the individual. Maybe you have information on the figure known as Spider?”
"If it's the undead you seek, or information regarding them, perhaps the Spider will also be of assistance; he sells items aimed at assisting those in the underworld and fighting the dead. As I just told him, procuring information from the Spider is pricey and, in my experiences, pointless."“Er?!”
Oden resheathed his swords. His genuine confusion was betrayed by the rather exaggerated expression it forced onto his face, his eyebrow and the corner of his mouth arching alike.
“So you people are alive?”
Oden cursed out loud and turned away from the group.
“My adventure continues to roam beyond this land’s borders! Or perhaps the dead can’t be sensed...”
Oden rubbed his chin for a moment and finally leaped back through the hole he had made. His search for the undead would have to continue.
Catching the scroll and placing it in her pocket, she nodded at the man and watched him leave. Strix would begin to wonder where to go, thinking back on her time in the Western Continent. There was a few leads she wanted to follow up on, but before leaving, she performed the necessary ritual and seals to perform the Edo Tensei Technique. As the ashes covered the body, a woman with blue hair and a black and red cloak.Madara watched the man catch the Ryo before leaving with his large companion behind him, thanking Madara for his contributions. He waved it off, having no use for the Ryo himself and thus had no reason to keep it. As the two left, Madara was left with Strix and the new person who arrived to the area wielding his weapon. Madara offered him another glance before turning towards Strix again, reaching his hand into one of his many pockets.
"The information you gave me was very useful though, I need to take care of something soon. Much like you, I was gifted my Core/Weapon and I need to speak to the one who gave it to me. This scroll will allow us to communicate with one another should we need to, I'll send you a message soon with a location we can rendezvous at. Until then, keep the Core safe. I have reason to believe that much is underway and set to start."
After handing her a scroll, Madara and Akujin turn and leave, heading north.