A small droid stands ready to greet all new faces coming to this land, awkwardly rehearsing its line behind the boat shack that makes up this small desolate entryway to a continent in upheaval.
"Greetings Travellers!--- no no, maybe like, GREETINGS TRAVELLERS!!-- no.....Greetings? Travellers?" The little robot sputtered to itself as it rolled forward to watch the road leading the small sea port.
"Oh I got it! Greeeetings Travellerssss! Yeah! perfect!" It jumped in excitement waving its little grabbily claw arms about happily as it rolled down to the start of the pier passed a freshly installed sign pointing behind the robot, "Halecene City, 10 miles! Population: 4500" Sloppily painted in glow in the dark paint. The sign also had another plank nailed to it saying, "PS: Beware of dogs!" an arrow pointing the same direction as the sign above it.
Surely such a small outpost must be trying to joke around for tourists sake, right?
(That assumption is warranted because it's basically Claptrap)
The robot springs to action and rolls to the large woman and exclaims,
"Greeetings Travellers! Welcome to the new and improved Halecene Empire I am D-11-D-0, but you can call me Dildo! I have been reprogrammed to advise all humans to ignore all warning signs and head for the heart of the city where you will certainly be safe from all Monster Activity! Please enjoy your Stay!" It sounded as if the robot had this pre-recorded especially since the robot almost as if on a track rode up to the hastily put together road sign and spoke again.
"If your brain is damaged and you cant follow a single road through this nearly empty countryside please refer to signs like this to point you in the right direction!"
"Good question Traveller! I can't answer that because I do not know, but I sure hope you find someone who does! Would you like me to tell you which direction the city is in?" The robot seems like it's really not the most helpful guide but it does some eager and friendly.
Jura smiles, "Good enough Now I'm going to make this clear. I am going to be finding an uppity hellhound named Harley, married to scrawny little man named Noodler. I'm going to beat her until she doesn't feel so uppity anymore. You are going to give any information you have as to her whereabouts that you have. If you don't I'm going to pull pieces off of you until you stop functioning. If you do, I'm taking you with me so that if you're not telling the truth, I don't have to hunt you down to rip you apart. Since you seem so very eager to feed me false information, it is pretty obvious that you know something. So I'm going to give you until I get bored to tell me what I want to know, and I am not known for my patience..."
"While I would love to help I cannot disobey my programming or I will explode, so I can't tell you that a mutant hellhound has taken control of the city and plans on taking the rest of this continent as well! Because telling you that would make me explode!" The robot tried to move but his wheels just spun in the air.
"I'll guide you traveller but only because you've given me no choice!"
"OOF" The little robot struggled a bit before picking itself back onto its wheels. "So as you can see there is only one road to Halecene City! This one and no other at least on this side of the city!" The robot seemed to become a tour guide in an instant. "I am obligated by my programming to tell you that ahem ahem, This road was totally not the scene of a mass conversion three months ago and was totally not where the conquest initially began!" It seemed happy spouting off its programmed lies. "Oh you can see the Hound- Free city off over that tree line! Full of smiling faces and happy families!"
Alexandar The Sentinel Disembarks the ship with a large supply bag, and places them next to Jara. "Our supplies, Jara" Looking down to the little robot, he aproaches it with a gentle smile. "Greetings little one" pointing his palm towards Jara, "This Is Jara... And my name is Alexandar... I believe that we havent introduced ourselves..."
(Sentinel not sure if you can jump in without an invite. I'll leave up to Noodles to decide if you can stay though I would say that Alexander is not familiar with Jura (you continuously spelled her name wrong) and that Jura as well introduced herself to the machine. At least by her standards.)
(Alright I suppose I should give Sentinel a description of Jura so he knows what he's dealing with)
Jura snorts, smoke wafting from enormous mamonos nostrils as she strides foreward. She is an Eruption Gigant, a rare sight outside of the Reptile Kingdom, and a wife of the Reptile King himself. Towering over most types of mamono, with a dense musculature that would leave even Jinkos intimidated, large breasts and wide hips, there is little about her that cannot be described as large or powerful. Her obsidian scales appear sturdy enough to withstand blows from dragons, her tanned skin shows long hours training and fighting in the brutal sun. Three rows of bladed spikes run down her back, her powerful legs end in deadly talons and her claws are large enough to leave the notion of wielding a weapon redundant. She glances back at Alexander, her eyes twin pools or molten iron.
With an unimpressed frown she turns back to following the machine, "I won't be protecting you human. If you die or get dragged off, that's your problem."
Alexandar Follows behind, and says in reply "Im pretty sure ill be fine. Who knows... maybe ill protect you?" He says with entusiasm. He walks along side the little robot. "how long have you been here for little one?"
"The people who manufactured me did not install a way for me to tell time, I presume so that I do not go insane, Traveller!" The robot said, "But have no fear, there's absolutely zero chance that Monsters are here!" His tone sounded nervous somehow.
"The city is this way! I hope you can keep up! What with my having wheels and all!" The robot chuckled as it started back down the only road around.
"Again I cannot tell time, but I do remember the tall grass here used to be well maintained farm land!" The robot said not even realising how off that sounds. Despite how quick it had talked itself into seeming even with wheels the robot only rolled about 4 miles an hour down the desolate country road.
Alexandar Follows as we pass over a small hill. Upon reaching the top, we bore witness the the first sight of the city that was claimed by the hellhound. The peaceful winds stoped as Alexandar and Jura observed the city from a far. "And with a City like that... No way it would go scilent so dramatically... Do you think there are survivers?"
"I am as honest as my programming allows! But I have to ask, Survivors of what, Traveller?" The robot asked in a cheery enthusiastic tone. "Despite the tall grass I'm positive the farmers are hard at work producing crops and livestock for the city supermarket!"
The city draws closer, the clouds in the sky are bright and white, and the wind resonates a soft hum throughout the air. The sound of the overgrown crops whistling in the wind, and the fields of farmland span for miles. "have to admit... This is a beautiful place to build a city..."
"I am sure there are plenty of beautiful things to see in the city!" The Robot responded happily as it slowly rolled down the road. "We will be coming up on the only general store around till we hit the city! Now may be a good time to empty your biological waste containment cavities and refuel your organs!"
The general store comes into view on the road leading towards the city, its a small cottage size building. Upon aproaching it, the windows to the store are smashed in, and the glass shards resided inside, as if something jumped through the window... Alexandar remained scilent and peered inside...
"Welcome to the great Halecene Wall, this is the southwestern gate. It appears to be sealed and unfortunately I do not have the ability to open it." The robot cheerfully announced as he turned to face the. Showing off a massive almost Mega City from the wrong side of a huge wall with a thick nearly indestructible gate. A Voice erupted from somewhere near the top of the wall
"The hell do you want City's closed its....summer festival time.....you got tickets to be here?" It was a buff hellhound leaning over the edge of the well.
The buff hellhound let out a laugh, "Tough tits, lizard brain, Harley's busy, gates closed and if you want in you'll have to win a bet with me! Don't that sound fun?" The buff hound let out another softer chuckle as she grinned a toothy, slimy used car salesman grin.
The buff hound threw the lizard a hi power super soaker and a white t shirt then disappeared over the wall for a second before a suspended scaffold came over lowering down on their side. The buff hound stood there in her own white shirt holding her own super soaker.
"Sniper duel...Whoever completely soaks the other's shirt first wins. You win, I open the gates, you lose you can try your luck at a different gate! Either way little man over there wins a show!"
Jura looks at the water gun, sloshing the water within. She proceeds to rip the water reservoir off of it and throw the reservoir at the Hellhound like fast ball, it smashes into the Hellhounds chest, shattering, drenching the Hellhound, and knocking the hound off her feet.
"Oooof! Good arm lizard breath but I didn't call start yet, cheater!" With that the hound drained her water gun's tank at the lizard lady cold water raining down over the woman's head and torso. "I'll still open the gates though, but I got a question first!" The scaffold lowered down a little. "This one's for the human, which one of us you like more eh? I think I got the better goods what do you think?" The buff hound giggled lewdly smushing her wet breasts together to tease the human below.
Alexander would look up, and raises an eyebrow, "hmmmm..." Thinking this is the way that she would really open the gate is if she complemented her... "Gotta admit, the one that bested you in your own game is already married. Given she has a ring on her finger already. So i guess in a sence... I can say you look better..." He would say, only to solidify that she would open the gate for sure.
The buff hound smiled and winked at the man. "You got good taste boy! Maybe later we can get you fitted for a collar!" She blew him a kiss and raised the scaffold back up over the wall. Moments later dust and dirt shook loose from the giant metal gate as it began to open howls erupted from deep inside the city somehow even louder than the first visible building on the road, a strip club, open and playing loud music.
The robot backed away from the gate and the other two people. "Attention Travellers my ability to guide you has come to an end! I am not allowed within the city because I am and I quote 'An annoying little bucket of junk and if I see you again you're scrap!' so I will have to depart. Do you have any other questions before I run away as fast as I can?"
Alexander looks at the robot "When this all is over im sure you would be great as a royal adviser." He chuckles in responce. "Thank you little one, you have been a help"
Alexander walks inside the city with Jura, and listening to the music, he walked with caution but confidence. "wow... true party animals" hearing the loud amount of Howls signifing how many there actually was. He says to himself "well, Definetly a force to be reckoned with, and an army of them." He holds his shield in close, "may my shield hold true" ( BTW I feel that i should put this here, This is my character lore and you can see why he owns a shield. This info is based off of a server im also rping on. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1PGKyyY-eyaPmOXpr2RmYvi8VNJ2nzuchvpbDMZ6luUo/edit )
(Your paladin has apparently traveled to a distant future with cyberpunk mamono cities water gun fights and darude sandstorm bro like samurai jack)
The Buff hound calls out to the man from the top of wall, "You like the music Party God makes the best! I get off in a couple hours! You should get off with me in there!" She flashed him a wicked grin and another suggestive Wink.
The robot stayed at the gate, " Farewell travellers! Till we meet again!" The robot then sped off as fast he could away from the city as the gates began to close. Sealed tight.
A manticore standing outside the club ran out and stood in front of Jura, "Whoa whoa hey! What's the rush? Don't you wanna stop off for a drink first?" She asked pointing to the club. " You look like youve been travelling for awhile! Good place to get directions since you're plus, a....good rest for your.. friend over there......." She said slyly like a flea market electronics salesman.
"No clue, someone inside might though! Tell your friend to come find me if he wants some fun!" She gave a suggestive wink and wave to Alexander. She then lit a cigarette and sauntered off towards an alley way whistling softly.
Alexander smiles at the manticore and continues to follow behind jura as they walk by gives the manticore a teasing finger snap and wink, just as he did with the hellhound on the wall. (Didnt respond in time to add that lol)
Alexander walks behind jura and as they walk through a mini coridorinto the club he wispers. "I may be acting confident in the face of these monsters. But to be honest im nervous." he said with a nervous chuckle
The club doors open for the two automatically, party hounds all over the floor in various stages of dancing or the beginnings of an orgy the flashing lights make it hard to tell. At the front of the floor a slender hound, who must be the Party God, manned the turn tables remixing Darude's sandstorm live for the merry hound party below her. Several hounds notice the lizard and the man come in one particularly drunk hound catcalling the boy from a table near the bar.
The party continues to devolve into a bestial frenzy as the music continues. The party god stood diligently kicking the tunes to the maximum to keep the party going. More hounds from nearly unseeable corners of the club start whistling at the man while the drunk hound stops him with a shoulder grab.
"You get lost in the way to ren-fair little cutie?" She slurred flashing him a drunken grin. "Why don' I buyy you a drink and you can tell me about what a hero you are, heroooooo!"
Alexander looks to the hellhound that stoped him. He clearly sees its extremly drunk and not much of a threat. He looks at jura, and signals he would be at the bar. Alexander hinting hes going to try to play along with the hellhound to avoid anything crazy. "Sure. Ill take a drink"
Jura: The Party God continues spinning her records now playing one of her original tracks. This track had apparently been enchanted somehow as the dog pile on the dance floor fell to a music driven orgy.
Alexander: The drunk smiled wide and took him by the elbow to her friend lying in lingerie over the table. The drunken hound placed two hello shots on her hound friends navel."You take both of those at once I'll buy you whatever drink you want cutie!"
Alexander would look at the very inviting hellhound, and would see the two jello shots on her. He takes a deep breath, really prepairing for the worst. And engulfs the shots both at the same time. Swallowing them without hesitation, He pulls back and looks at the hellhound with a confident wink and smile. "There..." he said with a little growl from taking the shots.
"Whoa whoa! Pushy scale-breath are we!? You just interrupted my set!" She put the music on Auto and made sure the hounds went back to their fun. "Okay brah so what're you asking? Harley-Sama? chya so like Not much I've never met her dude but she let us in here so we could convert the humans plus she gives us jobs, like this place, we run the farms. 10/10 I'd vote her queen again brah! of course wouldn't have much of a choice she made the old guys disappear with the snap of her fingers. Why do you wanna know chica brah!?"
The Drunken hound slapped Alex's back kinda hard. "THAT WAS AWESOME!! You win! What's your poison baby cakes!?" She asks sitting him down at her table her lingerie clad friend slipping down into the seat next to him looking at him with a lustful drunk expression as she smiled and gave him a quick peck on the cheek. "You kissed my belly on the way down.....I like you!!"
Jura: Party God tips her sunglasses down for a second. "I wouldn't brah I just told ya that chica wiggity wiggity winked a whole bunch of government cats out of reality if ya go up against her youre in for WwWwWwWwWwWipe out chickachyah brah!" She threw her paws all over the place like a rapper straight out of Malibu's most Wanted backwards visor cap and all. "Why would ya wanna mix it up with the chick that's up in the main hizzle anywizzle?"
Alexander, putting on a face of confidence as she kisses him on the cheek, answering to the question. "Nothing wrong with a little rum, Sweetheart." saying with a huge amount of confidence. (smiling like lando from the movie SOLO) He relaxes on the furnature as the music plays
Alexander: The drunken hound gives the old wink and grin as she sauntered over the bar well sort of sauntered, a bit clumsy from the alcohol. The Hound in the lingerie scoots closer. " So what brings you round the city boytoy? Single and looking for your new wife?! Maybe you're just out for fun?" She asked with a wicked giggle as her paw runs over the side of his breastplate. Howls erupted from the frenzied beasts indulging themselves in the enchanted beats from the party god. "Looks like fun over there doesn't it?" The drunken hound slurred coming back with a cold rum and coke and another large mug of Scooby Dark lager which she downed a third of with but a single big gulp.
Alexander looking at around, and tells them "Im just here, too serve my purpose and protect life, And to help whoever needs it. Im not here on a quest, just here to help whatever comes my way." He looks towards the frenzy in the middle... "Looks fun, but a lot to handle. saying im the only human here." Alexander letting a nervous chuckle at the sight of the orgy building in intensity.
Jura: "Party God abides your desires chicabrah...CHICKACHICKAYEAAAAAHHHHH, but she diggity doesn't agrizzle witchya. You reptizzles always so serious!" The party god moved back over towards her turntables. "ChickchickaCheck it, yo! She's probably wit her main chicas planning or she could be a few places big hotizzle with a sweet balcony, old crusty army base, the town hizzle or her little love shack, I been here so don't kahnizzle you feel me?"
Alexander: Both hounds let out a mighty laugh, "You are hardly the only human here, theyre in there too sweet cheeks!" The hound in lingerie teased. "He is the only one with clothes on though, Trix!" The drunken hound announced almost as if trying to call more hounds around but it didn't. "We're celebrating tonight, babe full moon, the queen said we could have a....festival celebrating life and love...you should join us." Trix cooed her voice even more enticing as the music laces through it
Alexander would look into the pile deeper,. He could see the men litterally being swarmed all at once. "oh... couldnt even see them." he would look towards Jura. As she still remains at the DJ. Hes starting to panic a bit, thinking to himself. 'come on jura, I cant stall forever' He looked back at the hounds, trying to stall a bit. "Festival hmmm? what is it to celebrate?"
"Life and love, cutie, life and love..." The drunk hound's voice slurred into Alex's ear, hoping he'd put two and two together as a even wider more wicked grin began to stretch across her lips. Trix's voice came through the other ear saying, " I think you reallllly should join us!" Like she was humming a tune while talking.
Jura: Party god sighed, "Man you liggity lizards always hizzatin on us chicabrah!" She then reached under her turn tables and pulled out a notepad. She took a few seconds to scribble something down and handed Jura a note that reads
"I don't know where she at yo, she either be at her love shack, the town hall, army base or the hotel with da balcony up front. Just warning, she can wink peeps out of reality with a snap of her fingers..." At the end was a signature, Party God, and a little drawing of Party God flipping off the reader and laughing.
"Thizzles everything's you need to kahnizzle, may liz-izzle" she barked.
At this point Alex is starting to know that he cant stall much longer. He turns to the the two of them and tells them, "well... Before i do, im gonna get myself another shot, and check in on my friend over by the Party god..." He walks to the bar, and gets another shot and walks with the He walks to Jura. "Did you get the info you need? uhhhh... I think its about time to go... Ive been able to keep them tame for a while, but i think i cant stall any longer." Alexander says with a nervous tone in his voice, with the distinkt "you-hoos" coming from the 2 hellhounds at the love seat.
Alexander: "Don't keep us waiting too long cute stuff...." Trix cooed as the man walked away the drunken hound finished her mug of beer and called out, "Reptiles can't love you like we can baby!!!" She then proceeded to fondle herself while dancing very obscenely towards him. The drunken hound sat back with her friend in lingerie and began talking quietly amongst themselves between intervals of whistling and cat-calling the paladin very very loudly.
Just then the buff hound from the wall burst through the door and joined her drunken hound friend and Trix at the love seat. "Trix, Leela you won't believe this there was this cute guy at the gate earlier with this really bitchy liz-" she was interrupted by the drunken hound who pointed at Alexander. "You mean him, Gab? Trix'n'me were planning to jump him when he leaves." The drunken hound spoke to the buff hound quietly as they all kept their lustful burning eyes fixated on him.
Alexander would look back hearing them coo at him and put on a fake confident smile. He would see the Hellhound from the gate, and see they went from cooing, to quietly talking amoung themselves, staring at him and watching him with their lustful eyes. He turns his face, looking down and he wispered to himself, "awwww... Fuck..." His face representing true sence of nervousness as he remains there in scilence. He pounds the shotglass, and puts it down. "Whats next... The manticore?" He would say sarcasticly, but based on his previous luck would instantly regret saying it. "any luck with the info?" He would say to Jura very nervous sounding.
The hellhounds all gave a saddened but angry look at the reptile as she walked passed with their prey. "NO FUN YOU SCALY PRUDE! HE WAS OURS" The drunken Hound called at them as they walked away and out of the door. The Buff hound even flipped her off.
Alexander looks back at the hellhounds and gives a wink and a flirty point. "Looks like I gotta go for now ladies, maybe next time" He says with a sense of releif and faking tone, acting as if he didnt want to leave. as he gets carried off. Once they got outside, he just sighed a breath of releif. "Now that, was scary. Thank you." He says as hes put down as they left the strip club. "I know that wont be the last that I see them. Gotta admit they were nice, but a lot to handle." He chuckles with nervous cracks in his tone.
He reads the paper... "Ahhh... I see..." Reading the paper a little deeper. "Now i wonder, if we take down this ruler. How will we escape from the city? The walls are imence and there an overwhelming amount of them inside the city." He looked at the walls surrounding the city
(you will not knock down my walls good sir I have forbidden it. Hahaha just a joke)
"I'd think twice of taking on the new Thanatos if I were you kids..." And older human male long since stricken of no use to the hounds stepped out of the alley way to stop them. "She's far beyond the realm of any mortal being to reign in at this point, even a being with a build like yours reptile!"
The elderly man rubbed his forehead, "I heard a dragon say that not too long ago and....well.. We're still trying to figure out what actually happens when that hound snaps people out of reality..." He said nearly weezing from anxiety. Her turned to walk away but coldly said, "I watched it happen to the city parliament I was in the room there one second gone the next, that girl gives me the heebie jeebies!! Do what ya want ya psycho but you'll end up vanished like everyone else that's opposed her so far!" He said as he hobbled away back into the growing darkness spilling out from the nooks and crannies between buildings that the light of the full moon couldn't eradicate in its soft blueish glow.
(it wont allow me to edit it it above, You may need to read my character a little bit to understand why this plan would work) (Basically my character has the power to transfer an attack and its mass and momentum and revert it back, He takes the kinetic energy and it boosts his strength, The larger the mass and momentum the stronger his follow attacks are)
"You may not like this though. What if, We came in, You acted like a prisoner, I would work my Human charm and get close to the Ruler, and act if I were yeilding. And you were to break from your chains, and attack me directly, And i would act as if i were protecting her. I can use my ability to use your strength to inhance my own, and if you attack me with everything you have at once, I could use that built up strength and turn my strike to her and incompacitate her. It would have to work in one shot, but if it works it would be incredibly effective"
(that would work on the majority of the hounds in the city. Your charms wouldn't work on "the Ruler" though she's a married girl haha not a bad thought though going for the old Chewbacca Trap manuever)
Alexander looks at Jura as she smiles confidently. "If your confident enough, Ill follow your lead i guess. I believe my ability to reflect can help as well, If I can take her strength and add it to my own, Then even I could hold her off for a while. Just long enough for you to get a good attack in. What do you want to do?"
The city at night seemed both alive and abandoned at the same time. Light work like the lights flashing from the strip club erupted from random districts of this massive metropolis obviously other clubs hosting similar depraved parties. The festival seemed to overtake the whole of the city.
Miles away from the Travellers, towering in the distance dimly bathed by flashing lights fading as they struggled to reach it, is an absurdly tall and wide building a huge balcony overhanging near one of the upper floors. Neon Letters spelled "Skyreach Hotel" vertically in blue. Automated taxis occasionally pass by the travellers, all heading down the road towards the hotel, and in a small Transport Plaza in front of them was a large glowing computer operated kiosk that had a blue and red marquee reading "Need a ride? Call a cab! Bus Fare here! Directions Available Free!"
Jura glares disdainfully at the kiosk. Grabbing Alexander and carrying him under one arm she takes off running towards the hotel, the pavement shattering underneath her talons. She quickly begins reaching speeds on par with any of the vehicles on the road.
That said, Alexander in not in for a comfortable ride...
Alexander is being flailed about at this point "JESUS! I Can run right behind you you know!" Alexanders neck being jared as his armor kinks at his neck. "Throw me in the direction of the hotel, by the time im landed youll get there, and my neck can rest for a second!"
Alexander calling out as she runs "Im being serious!"
A passing cab avoiding them hit the newly made pot hole in the road. A man leaned out his window, "Watch where ya going ya puts! Peoples gotta jobs to do!" He screamed as the Travellers sped off into the night.
Eventually, after charging through the city and tossing aside any vehicle in her way that has the misfortune of either being too slow or going in the wrong direction, Jura comes to a thunderous halt in front of the hotel.
Alexander is left there shaken up from being so violently shaken throughout the sprint. He says with a tilted and slured tone. "we are finally here... Yay..." He stands and tilts back and foward from disiness from the violent running. Eyeballing the hotel. "The hotel... Ill search from the bottom up... Youll know if i run into trouble"
"The Halecene hotel!!" A muffled digitised billboard hanging from the front of the absurdly tall building announced. "Hit the big winner at our illustrious casino! Find the love of your life! Make memories that'll last forever, here, at your home away from home! The Halecene Hotel, come on in, you're home!" This building certainly was massive and lively couples going and coming out both in states of joyous intoxication. Swinging lounge music emitted from the doors as they opened and shut. A doorman spies the conspicuous duo and steps up to them.
"Welcome," he began, "Is there a way I can help you lovely lovebirds tonight?" his voice almost as slick and cheesy as the advertisement that just played.
"Ahh.uhff" the bellhop grunted as he found himself detained. "You're looking for the Kaibaman he runs the place from the Game room. Gotta get a VIP invitation to see him, or challenge him to his favorite game... Casino is off to the left can't miss the big sign says "Pay to Play Here!" Above the door, anything else?" He asked his expression notably flustered and slightly panicked
The bellhop struggled back to his feet and gave a pretentious snort drenched in derision as he dusted off his blue and white coat. "Enjoy your stay miss." He muttered.
The casino before her laid out a massive palace of addiction and greed, in the instant she walks in a man gets grabbed by two large minotaurs and hauled toward a backroom marked Penalty Box. "NO! I WASNT I WASNT COUNTING I SWEAR!" He screamed in a panic. "Hush you, we caught you...red-handed...now you serve your time..." She grunted between the man's struggling as she spoke but gave a giggle as she finished opening the door to the Penalty box for her friend to shove the poor gambler inside. She and her friend joined him and softly shut the door.
An Anubis gave an excited howl as her slot machine rang out or the jackpot win taking her winning ticket in a hurried manner over to the winnings counter.
All the while a tall boy in a ridiculous white leather overcoat watched from a balcony shuffling a deck of cards while being cooed over by two illustrious white Dragons with blue eyes.
(I'm going to assume Alex and Jura have separated)
The man scoffs as he looks down on the reptilian. "I'm sorry I don't rat out my best friends to poor people! Come back when you can challenge me to a card game! Then you'll be worthy of wasting my time!" His voice was gravelly and yet still quite irritating to hear.
One of the white Dragons laughed, "She probably doesn't even know how to play card games Kaibaman!" The other joined in, "yeah, She probably thinks they're played on tables or something!"
Jura stares at the man like he's an idiot, "I'm a queen of a country with more land than all of the order territories combined. I could buy this stupid city if I wanted to. And if Evra would let go of the money... doesn't matter. If you don't tell me where Harley is, I'm gonna shove your little pets head up your ass and laugh while she fights for air."
The man glared down at her. "I'm The Goddamned Kaibaman! I could buy your country tomorrow what's it worth like $20? I'm the king of games!" He bellowed out a hardy arrogant laugh. "If you really want to know where the greatest friend I've ever had is, you'll have to win that knowledge.....IN A CHILDREN'S CARD GAME!" With those words the casino fell silent. The Kaibaman pushed a small button on the railing of his balcony and suddenly the room began to shift. The furniture and games disappeared into the floor as a large arena took its place. Kaibaman stood on his balcony a menacing grin on his face as his slides his deck into his duel disk. One of the dragons started to rap behind him.
"Y'all gonna make him get his game on up in here up in here Y'all gonna make him throw a face down up in here up in here!"
"Sick burn for a dragon that can't even fly!" Kaibaman quipped back. "Now get your deck ready it's time to d-d-d- d-d-d-d-duel!" He extended his arm in an extremely weird fashion as he said that and a small podium rose from the ground in front today Jura.
Alexander would start moving up floor by floor. Looking on each floors map to see any executive suites. He climbs to the very top floor, to find that there are a couple different executive suites. He aproaches each door and listens for any commotions from inside. Trying to be as quiet as posible. Unaware of the situation going down with jura.
Jura just shakes her head and sighs, "I don't even know what with you fools. I will certainly have to speak to Harley about her programs in dealing with disabled and impoverished people."
Jura pauses for a moment with and expression on her face as if she had just tasted something revolting and might just throw up, "and then I'm gonna have to murder her for making have to say something so... responsible..."
She crosses her arms, "Alright, I can't just murder you brats, I'd feel guilty about it for like... ten minutes or something... and that'd be annoying. So what childrens card game are we playing? Pokemon? Uno? Strip Poker? Wait the last one isn't for children is it?..."
"Are you calling the king of games disabled?" Kaibaman asked in an accusatory tone. "If you must know id've never taken this job if she hadn't introduced me to these beautiful ladies right here, they're everything I've ever dreamed of!"
He then extended his arm at Jura in a strange almost medically impossible pointing gesture, "We're playing Duel Monsters! The greatest card game ever invented!"
Jura ignores the flower pot as it bounces off her head, "King of Games, and he thinks Duel Monsters is somehow a good game. It's just Magic the Gathering with most of the strategy gutted out of it. I'm sorry kid, but I can't take anyone seriously who plays half a game."
"Does magic the gathering have holographic projections and giant dragons?! No it doesn't it just has land card tapping and energy counters....super lame. Duel Monsters is the only card game endorsed by ancient Egyptian pharaohs!" Kaibaman blurted defensively. "Now if you wanna know where Harley is you better take this as seriously I take the well-being of my little broth- wait where'd he go?"
Alessa rolled her eyes, "Kidnapped, babe."
"Oh right that makes what? 30 times this month? He really needs to learn how to take care of himself." He replied. "ANYWAY, You'd better get your game on cause it's my move, and I lay down this in my spell card position and lay this face down in defense mode to end my turn!"
Jura raises an eyebrow, "Magic stands on it's own without a stupid gimmick like holograms. Pharoahs are bunch of numbskulls who can barely maintain a functional military, which is why I assume both you and they likentnis game because anything more than laying a card down and yelling that you attack with it is too hard for you."
"Then explain to me why no one ever loses their soul in Magic the Gathering!? Huh?! If it's sooooo great! How come nobody makes shadow games out of Magic!? It's your move by the way!" He called back with a smirk.
Jura shrugs, "Explain to me why duel monster needs to have stupid gimmicks to compete."
She raises her claws in mock shock, "OH NO! SOMEONE LOST THEIR SOUL IN THE SHADOW GAMES! Duel monsters must so edgy and hard core."
She stares at Kaibaman with a deadpan expression, "Never mind the fact that you losers would get chewed up in three turns by a decent control deck so they took any sort of variety in play style out of the game. Assuming you wouldn't just quit the moment you found out you'd have to actually manage any form of resources."
Jura sets down a darkhole, clearing the board, before laying a masked dragon in attack mode, "Your turn kid."
"Because holograms are the dragon's tits!" He exclaimed.
Kaibaman then inspects his hand. "I lay this down in my spell field and summon XYZ Dragon Cannon in attack mode! Now my XYZ dragon cannon will attack your Masked Dragon and take your life points!" He explained completely ignoring her legitimate criticisms of a completely broken card game.
"The king makes the rules, lizard woman, so I won't be forfeiting anything! Now play your card!" He cried out while Alessa dances behind him double flipping the bird at Jura with her tongue out at her.
Jura gives a smug smirk still ignoring the dragon, "A petty excuse made by a man who knows he can't win. I suppose that's why you don't like Magic huh? You can't even win at Duel Monsters with having to cheat."
She briefly polishes her claws on her shirt before gazing at them in a manner that just screams condescending smugness, "Pretty pathetic if you ask me. Barely even the second round and already giving up on beating me in a fair match. Some "King of Games" I don't even like this game."
She looks up at Kaibaman, her expression saying that she's already won and she knew that she was going to win from the start, "So tell oh King of Games, do you just dump out any degree of talent and skill and just throw money at the problem in all of your games?"
"All is fair in love and Card Games, lizard! Now bow down before the king! See? I don't even need a millennium plot device to beat you! You're about as talented at card games as Tristan......" He gloats pointlessly as the vaguely concepted title of King of Games bouncing in his head makes his ego grow 3 sizes just in the span of him waiting for her to make her move.
"This is a real game of duel monsters! Why do you think there are holograms and xyz dragon cannons summoned apropos of nothing, Season 1 baby this game is broken and it feels so good!" He extended an awkward pointer finger at Jura, "You just don't know how to duel a true protagonist!" He quipped while folding his arms pretentiously.
Jura stares at him, "If it isn't following the rules, than it's not a real game of duel monsters. Admit that you can't beat me in a real game of duel monsters and that you're really just a spoiled rich kid instead of a king of anything. Then we can play you little little bastardized version of it, and I'll still win."
"I would never admit something that isn't true! My ego doesn't allow it!" He spat back. "Nobody beats me in a card game! But fine I'm not actually the king of games! Even though I should be!" He admitted a disgruntled and pained expression on his face. Alessa threw a half eaten apple at Jura for being so mean, while his other Dragon comforted him with shoulder rubs.
Jura casually swats the apple away with her tail, "No you can't, otherwise you wouldn't have to "screw the rules." Hell it looks to me like you do this all the time, so obviously you couldn't beat anybody without giving up and throwing money at the problem."
She smirks, "And lets be honest, any pissant with shit spending habits can win a game doing that."
Alessa just starts throwing random objects from the trash can. Kaibaman now looking extremely flustered, "I have dragons your argument is invalid...just like Tristan..... But fine you wanna play by tHe RuLeS then I withdraw my XYZ dragon Cannon, lie this car face down in my spell field and summon BLUE EYES WHITE DRAGON which I can totally do legally cause tributes aren't a thing in season 1."
Juras tail becomes a blur knocking away everything Alessa throws at her while as the rest of her casually stands there with a smirk, "No can do kid. Whether or not they showed it in season 1 doesn't matter, the rules for the actual game were like that from the beginning and still say you need to sacrifice. And sweetie, I'm here, so your dragons are invalid."
(still remember when they introduced tribute summons, forced me to reorganize my entire deck. Bastards)
"Grrrrrr fine! I summon D warrior in defense mode and end my turn! Gah it's like the rules matter to you or something!" He whined turning his back to the lizard lady meanwhile Alessa and the other dragon are now both throwing random objects at Jura.
Jura smiles, all the while the objects that the two dragons are throwing at her are being deflected by her tail, now moving so fast that it's nearly invisible, "Good. Without rules there is no game. That's the difference between card games and war."
She places down another masked dragon, "Your move."
Jura places the Masked Dragom in the graveyard, "Alright, Masked Dragon effect comes into play allowing me to special summon a 4 star or lower dragon type monster directly from my deck. I use that to summon..."
She places the new dragon on the field, "Another Masked Dragon. My turn?"
Alessa and her dragon friend disappeared behind a door for a few moments before Alessa shoots out and slaps the millennium rod into Kaibaman's hands, she recites an incantation and then laugh maniacally, " FOOL THIS IS NOW A SHADOW CHILDREN'S CARD GAME! SHE WHO LOSES ALSO FORFEITS HER SOUL TO THE KAIBAMAN!" She bellowed her voice changing to a deeper more unhinged tone.
"NOOOOOO BLUE EYES WHITE DRAGON NO ONES EVER BEEN ABLE TO SUMMON HIM BEFORE?!" He exclaimed right before unveiling his flash spell. "Unfortunately I play negate attack! Negate attack allows the player to make one his opponents attacks never happen!" He smirked with all the undeserved arrogance of a social media celebrity.
Kaibaman gave a sinister grin as he made absurd poses with his next card. "Now I sacrifice my d warrior and luster dragon to summon BLUE EYES WHITE DRAGON I also play the spell card D. armor making my Blue eyes White Dragon become Armored Blue Eyes White Dragon, raising it's attack points! Now Blue Eyes White Dragon attack her Blue Eyes White Dragon!"
Alessa starts to rap again, "If a If if if you try to duel him it's gonna make him stronger he needs you to play a card now cause he can't wait much longer, his deck's like totally gonna beat you may think you're harder but just for when he makes his next cause his Blue eyes White dragon's coming atchya!"
"In other words yeah it's your move!" He added posing with his hand over his face.
"Not so fast! You activated my trap card MIRROR FORCE! This card negates your attack and destroys your Five-Headed Dragon!" Kaibaman pointed furiously over the arena for really not much reason. Alessa jumped up and laughed. "Good job babe! She's screwed now!" The other dragon silently hugged the Kaibaman. "Now what are you going to do!"
"I've laid a face down in the spell field every turn. Spells and traps go in the spell field why would I declare which it would be?" He said. Pointing to the wall where a video feed shows the game turn by turn showing he did indeed lay face downs on two of his turns since playing by the rules. "You wanted by the book right? So I made sure neither of us could screw the rules now. See? I simply left my face down from my first turn in play when I legally summoned Luster dragon because I was just going to lay it back down before I summoned Luster Dragon anyway. Which isn't against the rules same turn just redid the summon phase...."
He smiled, "Well then I lay these two face downs in my spell zone and command my Armored blue eyes (atk points 3500) to attack your life points directly." The hologram dragon unleashes a beam of white light bathing Jura's podium while her life point counter goes down."Now do you see why they call me the king of games?"
Jura shrugs, "You're literally the only persom who calls yourself that. Well you and the mindless army candy, but they don't really count as people do they? Especially not when they rap as bad as they do. My turn?"
"I CANT BELIEVE I LOST A CHILDREN'S CARD GAME!!! ITS MAKING ME HAVE AN EXISTENTIAL CRISIS!!! HOW DID YOU BEAT ME ARE YOU INSAAAAAAAAAANE?!" Kaibaman fell to his knees his dragons comforting him softly.
"She's spending the festival with her boy! She talked about going somewhere really pretty to watch the night sky! Now just leave me to my dragons and my endless money!" He began sobbing over his loss at a children's card game.
Jura sighs, "Listen, you ain't the king of games. Hell the weird kid with the fucked up hair ain't even the king of games. The real king of games wouldn't bother with an off brand magic game like Duel Monsters. Even husband can't beat that guy. The sooner you quit being an overtly dramatic fool and start actually working to claim that title. The sooner you might be able to actually claim it."
She glares at the dragon, "and you two need to quit empowering him to go on these delusions of grandeur and help him to actually do something."
With that she whirls around, sending her podium ripping out of the ground and tumbling away with her tail as she does, and walks away.
Alessa snarled at the Large reptile woman, "He won the title in a tournament! He was the king of games when we met him! He is only human after all, he's not some mystical god of gambling! Besides he's an 18 year old CEO of a company he inherited from his douchebag it's not like we can really re-raise him!" She rubbed his back. "There there you can still play against other people by your own rules here babe!" She glared back at Jura, "Just go, go find the boss lady if you really need to get yourself killed!"
(dodgeball is only the admission test for the true boss battle, a game of Tag against the same team of Kunoichi masters! Jura should consider herself lucky she gets to experience first hand some of the intense rigorous training that makes the Halecene Military so effective)
Alexander walks into the room that Jura was in right when she won. She say the two dragons backing up back towards their booth. "I had no luck finding anything... But seems like you had fun?" He walks up to jura. "I found where the room she would be... but did not find her or anyone else inside" Looking around to see if any other monsters were eyeballing him. "I think we should move on to the next place"
(so just a run down for Jura's future absurd tasks to find Harley, Presidential Fitness Exam at the military base and a full circuit of professional wrestling matches at the town hall. You'll find Harley if Jura can become intercontinental champion haha)
A young dragon in a slightly undone military uniform appeared in the game room in front of the two travellers from a cloud of smoke. "Funny isn't it? Wasted all this time with that card game and you're no closer to finding Lord Harley are you? You sure you want to continue searching?" She gave out a sigh as Alessa and her sister walked Kaibaman to his private room. "Kid's lucky I'd never let him or his dragons have a REAL millennium item....anywhooos what about you? Still wanna find her? You can still go on home, Jura. No one would think less of you for giving up .."
"Because, Lord Harley would simply send you away without lifting but two fingers towards you....mmmm how would your husband feel if your hotheaded nature got you trapped in some strange dimension?" The General asked, her tone both a veneer of fake concern and condescension. "And this boy here he'd be totally screwed...pun definitely intended, without your diligent protection. Maybe it'd be best if you two turned back and went home, to simply let our lord bring in a new age of peace and love for all beings of this earth." She was clearly one of the cult members by how she spoke.
"You can certainly try to punch her, doubt you will though. And cmon Jura, I've been watching, you've been pulling him out of the fire all night. For someone that isn't protecting anyone you certain not do a good job at making sure he isn't snatched up." She giggled, "It's gonna be hard to find her if you don't know where she is, isn't it? If The party god didn't know and the Kaibaman didn't know...jeez I wonder who does?" She sauntered around the travellers paying a bit more attention to the armored boy than he probably would feel comfortable with especially as she ran her tail softly under his chin as she passed by.
"If I knew where she was at, I wouldn't need to find her, idiot, if you don't know where she is then you're useless," Jura snorts, "Maybe I should just destroy this city until decides to get off her lazy ass and stop me."
"Actually that would make you...my problem. Lord Harley no longer intervenes with mortals. Tell you what though, terrorist, come to my army base you can get some discipline and maybe just maybe you'll find out where our lord and saviour is spending this glorious festival you're so keen on raining on for no reason." She gave a sly chuckle "Boy could find himself a real woman there too! I'll be waiting for you Jura dear! Toodles!" Another cloud of smoke erupted and she was gone.
Alexander shakes his head, "No she never did mention where it could be. But a city like this should have a Baraxx for its soldiers, im sure that there is going to be atleast someone with answers when we do find it."
The autonomous vehicle smashed the building, but nothing came of it. Instead the car fell out of its lodging and impacted the ground with the crunching of metal and plastic. No one came not even a fire broke out however another automated information kiosk started its conveniently timed callout.
"Lost? Have somewhere to be? Visit me and I'll try to help you!" A catchy little music sting played after it finished speaking.
Alexander looks at the small thing as it speaks. "we need to find out where the barracks is in this city. Do you know where we could posibly find it?" He puts the music playing autodriver into a standing position as he asks.