I thought the idea was to duel wield Crissaegrims... >>28958
True, Wade shifts forms to whatever's the most advantageous at the time and has more or less remembered his dueling sense.
Okay, third subvote in a week, but this'll alter how long the story runs for since it didn't quite come to a close when I had hoped. I really don't want to be yet another author who never finished his story.
[X]End it once Wade merges his body and soul, but give the stuff that occurs after the end.
[X]Keep going even after that point.
Since by my estimate you're probably another full story day or two away from finishing up with that objective since Tenshi's got the last appreciable chunk. Then it's delayed to give a tour to Wade's friends but after that there's no particular reason why the two should remain seperate.
Regardless, I will do the Lunar View event, the Harvest Festival event, and maybe do a little timeskip to when Wade is fully integrated to the Yakumo family and the resulting antics. Plus there will probably be an H-scene involved.
Though for a bunch of anon who're shooting for a harem route, you haven't done a whole lot to get a full group of women interested in Wade to the point where they can accept him having multiple girlfriends.
[X]Honor (or humor) her request and revert back.
-[X]She knows its weakness now, use something else.
--[X]Crissaegrim (Castlevania: Symphony of Night)
--[X]Mournblade (Castlevania: Symphony of Night)
---[X]Boost your own speed.
"Alright, fair enough." I remerge the Thrudgelmir and DyGenGuar into one chunk of soul, then reform it into me. I intentionally left the Zankantous out since I had originally planned to turn it into a Zankantou double blade and tear through Tenshi, but she probably knows enough about it now to where continuing to use it would only make this take longer. So I decide to utelise a couple Castlevania weapons instead. One Zankantou became the Crissaegrim, an insanely fast blade that I had used in Symphony of Night to speed clear the bosses once I got it, and the other Zankantou became Mournblade, which would heal me regardless of what I hit. Though if Tenshi's going for power, I should go for speed instead so I can avoid her version of the Zankantou. Considering that in the source games it could cleave an enemy clean in two... Yeah, I don't want all our hard work to be undone by one mistake. I then adapt the speed of one of the most annoying speedy enemies I have ever blasted in a video game: the Omgea Defense Drone. Ironically, instead of being some kind of floating doom tank it is instead a fairly small white and red fishlike suicide robot, at least when it's told to attack the player. If it's holding a key on the other hand, it'll be the fastest enemy in Descent II as well as the most annoying non-lethal robot in that game thanks to its jerky motions and sudden 180 degree turns. Perfect for what I need here.
"Are you done?" Tenshi's showing some level of impatience. Partially due to the fact that the sun's starting to set, and partially because I don't think her clothes are going to hold much longer. She's not really waiting either since she's already brought her Zankantou around to strike me.
I'm not having any of that today, thank you. True to source I zip out of the way with an annoying level of precision and speed while putting myself in a quick strike distance. Since I'm combining fast attacks with fast speed I think you can imagine how this next bit works out.
Though I don't inflict any physical damage I still beat the celestial senseless with the Crissaegrim and Mournblade before delivering a swift kick to knock her away once more. All while she's trying to bring her blade back around to hit me. Naturally that left her more than a little annoyed so she starts calling on those stones of hers while rushing me again. Once more I quickly evade her blows with some taunting in between to rile her up even further, causing her to make more mistakes and errors in judgement. Even the stones that are flooding our chosen arena with bullets aren't doing enough good, even though I can't evade the densely packed areas and have to detour around them, while I zip in during the cooldown inbetween her attacks and smack her around a little more. It's really starting to feel one-sided now that I'm more or less evading everything she throws at me.
"You think you can just evade me forever?" Tenshi's anger has gone to the absolute limit. I doubt I could piss her off any more than I already have, the fact that I accidentally sliced off her wrappings doesn't help my case, and it's really showing. She's constantly reconfiguring the bullet spewing stones in an attempt to corner me, but it's no use. Not until she starts adding pillars from the ground under the lake to the mix, because that managed to catch me off guard and knock me straight into one of the stones for a few seconds.
"Okay, a couple hundred bullets in one setting, no problem." Despite the self-reassurance that I can keep going I happen to be smoldering somewhat from being hit by so many bright red hot things. And if I don't move my ass now, one really big
bright-scarlet dragon beam. Much to my annoyance, it's following me.
A very angry, half-naked peach hat rose up out of the bullet field sitting on a stone while directing the Sword of Hisou at me so that the dragon knows where to go. "This sword absorbs souls you know. I don't know why I didn't try this before seeing as you're all
soul. It would have been a perfect way for me to finally make you my bitch much, much sooner." And now she's even going so far as to reposition the bullet-spewing stones so that they limit the amount of space I have to move in, making my job so much harder. Though she left the path to her clearer than any other route.
It's going to suck if I screw this up, but with an extension of a soul-absorbing sword trying to swallow me whole I don't see any other choice. I start closing in on her, avoiding bullets, the occasional lunge from the scarlet dragon, and a few stones trying to impede my already difficult progress. Though I'm now close, very close.
I intentionally overshoot Tenshi by just a little bit before ducking behind her and putting her between me and her own creation.
"Wha- what're you doing?!" The celestial's probably questioning my sanity right at the moment. "I won all but one duel between us, but you always get away..." She's keeping the sword pointed at me even though it means she'll eat her own attack in the process. "It'll be worth it though... I only have to win for real just once to get the grand prize..."
The dragon opens its maw and immediately swallows the both of us, treating both myself and the celestial to a high temperature wind tunnel ride neither of us will forget for a long time. What's worse is that I can feel bits of me going by but I can't do anything to get them back out, otherwise I'll be stuck right along with the rest of me. Hell, I'm just barely holding on right now.
Yet soon enough, it's over. Tenshi's KOed from her own attack which caused her to collapse into my arms, chest gently rising and falling with a somewhat pained expression on her face. I suppose the fact that her chest is exposed hardly helped with that much.
I take a look around and notice that quite a few people either showed up on their own, were gapped here, or were given gaps to look through so they could see this fight between us. Well, the least I can do is discreetly cover her back up while the crowd is still cheering at the result.
Still, what to do"...
[X]Find Iku and turn Tenshi over to her. Explain the fact that there's a sizable chunk of my soul stuck in the Sword of Hisou as well.
[X]Find Yukari and collaborate with her on how to get my chunk of soul out of the Sword of Hisou.
[X]Find someplace quiet to let Tenshi recover and hope she's willing to listen to reason now.
Now who'd have thought choosing to try and collar Tenshi all those threads ago would lead up to this?