OOC: I’m really tempted to introduce a couple of villainous characters myself… but there is a problem due to time zones, as I’m not on when most of you are on… I guess I’ll just give a preview of them. (And don’t worry, they will NOT be getting involved in the current events… Unless they can be convinced to, of course.)
On an world that is dominated by mesas rising a significant way through the atmosphere, there are a couple of mages… Although one of them wears the clothes of an Order pyromancer, they are not with the Order. This is just the latest world to be reached by these two – they don’t stay on any given world for long. This particular world is occupied by a quadripedal sentient species, which the two mages are trying to avoid. This is easier said than done because the vehicles used by this particular species are basically giant robots, that tower over the two mages. One of the mages has in fact only just arrived at this particular world.
Mage #1: Report, Immolan.
Immolan: Iblan, I have managed to obtain an Elemental Crystal from a world that I believe is where one of the higher ups in that stupid Order that does not recognise talent comes from. It is a Water Crystal.
Iblan: A Water Crystal? I know you’re good with elemental magic, but I am honestly surprised.
Immolan: I defeated the Guardians early yesterday. For some reason they were unable to summon the creature they were trying to…. They barely stood a chance, but I let them live in exchange for the Crystal… I think I shouldn’t have, though, because as I was leaving, I heard them talking about how they would let their daughter know…
(OOC: That ‘higher up’ is, of course, Tsunarmin.)
Iblan: What can one of them do to stop us? With this Crystal, any water deity that we meet will have no choice but to obey us.
Iblan clenches his fist, which proceeds to glow a really pale yellow – as he does this, a glyph appears at his feet. It consists of a lot of circles, the largest of which curves to be slightly heart shaped. The glyph can best be described as fractal.
Immolan: Well, we already had the ability to command the lesser deities we came across. Or rather, you did after summoning them. I just wish to see the Order either subjugated or destroyed, and will aid you in order to accomplish that, as you know well.
Iblan: I wasn’t doubting your loyalty or anything like that, especially since you taught me what spells you knew. I know somewhat of this Order of which you speak, such as the names and elements of the 6 archmages that lead the whole thing.
Immolan: I know the names of five of them too… I particularly wish to kill Ignis, for stealing the place which should rightfully be mine!
Iblan: You may want to know that the sixth is apparently a young, attractive female who’s air elemental. Her name is Tempestia.
Immolan: Heheheheh, thank you for letting me know. I may want to have my way with her once the Order is dealt with…
Iblan: They apparently have three others who they value after some pretty specific experiences out in the field, but I don’t know anything about them, except their elements. Water, fire, and dark.
Immolan: So, while I was out trying to obtain a Crystal, have you encountered any more deities?
Iblan: I have found out about three. One is apparently a relatively recent deity who used to be mortal – he’s a lesser god of something called ‘titan stopping’. Another is only described as a female deity of frogs and earth. This was found in ancient records on a technological world… or at least a technological part of a world. The third I will not even attempt to summon unless I have no alternative as it is a greater deity described only as ‘the Omnidragon’.
Immolan: Show me the first two, so I can get familiar with their appearances.
Iblan: I will do so.
The divine glyph at Iblan’s feet suddenly gets covered by lightning, there is a white flash and a humanoid male in white Greek-style armour appears before them. His eyes are glowing, he has an electrical aura around him, and he carries a spear.
Deity: What… Where is this?
Iblan: the divine glyph glows brighter You will identify yourself to your summoner, deity.
Deity: Why should- a beam of light shoots from Iblan to the deity, causing pain to him. Agh. My name… is Arkantos.
(OOC: MasterBurner knows EXACTLY AS WELL AS I DO how bad it can be to face HIM.%
Iblan: You will obey me, Arkantos. My powers compel you!
Immolan: He actually looks rather impressive.
Iblan: Time to show the second.
The divine glyph is overlaid with a glyph depicting some frogs… then a hat with eyes appear, a little blonde girl wearing a purple sleeveless shirt+skirt (with frogs on the latter), very long white socks, black shoes, and white sleeves showing something underneath the sleeveless shirt. Her hair is tied with red ribbons to keep it out of her face.
Deity: Where is this~? Sanaaaaaa-
Iblan: Identify yourself.
(OOC: You’ve probably figured out exactly who it is already. Natsuru probably did from the description alone!)
Deity: Why should I obey some mortal?
Like what happened with Arkantos, a beam of light extends from Iblan to the girl, though she does try to dodge it… and almost does.
Iblan: I summoned you, so you obey me. Simple as that.
Deity: You summon me without even knowing my name~? You might get cursed if you’re not careful, heheh…
Some white snakes with red eyes pop out of the ground around the girl.
Iblan: The ancient texts described some sort of ‘Moriya’…
Deity: Those texts would be correct~ It’s good to get some faith of my own for a change. Humans, call me Suwako.
(OOC: So basically you’re screwed at close range (because of what Arkantos can do) or at range (Extra stage boss. THAT IS ALL. And yes, Iblan’s thing is he can summon divine beings to serve him…. the particularly powerful ones can resist unless he has a lot of powerful items to work with. The only reason he can even influence Suwako is because of the Water Crystal from Tsunarmin’s world.)