!!rV8GTu4cyt+ 05/30/11(Mon)02:37 No.15100085|
You nod at Sylviannis, letting out a long, low sigh. "If you can keep close to keep the pressure off of me, I'd appreciate it." you tell her. "I have a feeling that I'll need my wits about me for this."
"I'll be nearby, Totemist." she says, nodding. "Best of luck."
You empower the spirit in your boots, surging into the air once more. The being watches you approach, flexing its claws slowly. Your expression is hard as you draw your spear forward, its tip resting a few inches from your enemy's chest. You call to Modi Magni with all your might, holding the Mirror of True Sight in your other hand in a firm grip.
"You felt that, didn't you?" you say, your voice steady for the first time communicating with this monster. "Haven't felt anything like that in a long time, have you? Been safe, thinking you're untouchable. I can tell."
You angle to mirror so that the lying spirit can see its surface, holding back the urge to sneer.
"Here's a thought - I have a Greater Avatar's power at my beck and call, and I have the Spirit of these woods ready to do battle. And I don't think you'll win, but even if you do you'll be good and wounded by the end of it. Your prize will be gone, you liar, you nameless, senseless mass. I've been told what you are, how you betray my kind. You insult me when I ask for your name, the most basic respect that a being can give. I'll not give you what you seek - and if you force the issue, it will be destroyed one way or another."
The twitching of Myoho's claws has become more and more erratic, and you can see two pairs of eyes, each the size of a house, slowly superimposing themselves into the air behind it.
"So to hell with your deal, and to hell with your threats," you continue. "You visit doom on me, but I reflect it to you. And if you don't believe my willingness to lay it all on the line, say the word and we'll go round and round."