Event The Siege

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#1
The Army of Grondilier trying to seal off the Brackendia Kingdom with the intent of conquering by well-prepared assault. The Kingdom is fighting to prevent the enemy forces to take control of the situation using any weapon they have, katanas, maces, polearms, daggers, shields, crossbows, and shuriken. Meanwhile, the Knights of Avenguard have entered the ring as well, but they’re only fighting for their own profits.
 
#2
Grondilier Army


Birger
Level 30

30×5=150
Human Bonus: +6 in Strength, Agility, and Vitality | +9 in Fighting Style.
Strength: 35+6=41
Agility: 35+6=41
41×2=82
-Reaction: 41
-Movement: 41
Vitality: 35+6=41
41×2=82
-Endurance: 41
-Resilience: 41
Fighting Style: 45+9=54
54×2=108
-Axe: 54
-Chains: 54


Elisha
Level 25

25×5=125
Human Bonus: +4 in Strength, Agility, and Vitality | +6 in Fighting Style
Strength: 17+4=21
Agility: 37+4=41
41×2=82
-Reaction Agility: 41
-Movement Agility: 41
Vitality: 17+4=21
21×2=42
-Endurance: 21
-Resilience: 21
Intellect: 24
24×2=48
-Engineering: 48
Fighting Style: 30+6=36
36×2=72
-Bow and Arrow: 51
-Dual Blade: 21


Gorm
Level 25

25×5=125
Human Bonus: +4 in Strength, Agility, and Vitality | +6 in Fighting Style
Strength: 37+4=41
Agility: 37+4=41
41×2=82
-Reaction Agility: 41
-Movement Agility: 41
Vitality: 17+4=21
21×2=42
-Endurance: 21
-Resilience: 21
Fighting Style: 34+6=40
40×2=80
-Swordsmanship: 41
-Brawling: 39


Soldiers(40)
Level 15

15×5=75
Strength: 19+2=21
Agility: 19+2=21
21×2=42
-Reaction: 21
-Movement: 21
Vitality: 19+2=21
21×2=42
-Endurance: 21
-Resilience: 21
Fighting Style: 18+3=21
21×2=42
-Brawling: 21
-Swordsmanship: 21


Archers(32)
Level 15

15×5=75
Strength: 19+2=21
Agility: 19+2=21
21×2=42
-Reaction: 21
-Movement: 21
Vitality: 19+2=21
21×2=42
-Endurance: 21
-Resilience: 21
Fighting Style: 18+3=21
21×2=42
-Bow and Arrow: 21
-Dual Blade: 21
Brackendia Army


Mephistopheles
Level 30

30×5=150
Demon Bonus: +6 in Strength | +12 in Intellect | +9 in Fighting Style | -6 in Vitality
Strength: 44+6=50[+12 in Devil Trigger]
Agility: 42
42×2=84
-Reaction: 41
-Movement: 43[+18 in Devil Trigger]
Vitality: 47-6=41
41×2=82
-Endurance: 41
-Resilience: 41
Intellectual: 12=12
12×2=24
-Medicine: 24
Fighting Style: 17+9=26
26×2=52
-Swordsmanship: 52


Keket
Level 25

25×5=125
Human Bonus: +4 in Strength, Agility, and Vitality | +6 in Fighting Style
Strength: 17+4=21
Agility: 37+4=41
41×2=82
-Reaction Agility: 41
-Movement Agility: 41
Vitality: 17+4=21
21×2=42
-Endurance: 21
-Resilience: 21
Intellect: 24
24×2=48
-Engineering: 48
Fighting Style: 30+6=36
36×2=72
-Bow and Arrow: 51
-Dual Blade: 21


Anacleto
Level 25

25×5=125
Human Bonus: +4 in Strength, Agility, and Vitality | +6 in Fighting Style
Strength: 37+4=41
Agility: 37+4=41
41×2=82
-Reaction Agility: 41
-Movement Agility: 41
Vitality: 17+4=21
21×2=42
-Endurance: 21
-Resilience: 21
Fighting Style: 34+6=40
40×2=80
-Swordsmanship: 41
-Brawling: 39


Soldiers(35)
Level 15

15×5=75
Strength: 19+2=21
Agility: 19+2=21
21×2=42
-Reaction: 21
-Movement: 21
Vitality: 19+2=21
21×2=42
-Endurance: 21
-Resilience: 21
Fighting Style: 18+3=21
21×2=42
-Brawling: 21
-Swordsmanship: 21


Archers(20)
Level 15

15×5=75
Strength: 19+2=21
Agility: 19+2=21
21×2=42
-Reaction: 21
-Movement: 21
Vitality: 19+2=21
21×2=42
-Endurance: 21
-Resilience: 21
Fighting Style: 18+3=21
21×2=42
-Bow and Arrow: 21
-Dual Blade: 21


Spearsman(17)
Level 15

15×5=75
Strength: 19+2=21
Agility: 19+2=21
21×2=42
-Reaction: 21
-Movement: 21
Vitality: 19+2=21
21×2=42
-Endurance: 21
-Resilience: 21
Fighting Style: 18+3=21
21×2=42
-Brawling: 21
-Spear: 21
 
#3

Grondilier Army

It was the morning before the becoming of the siege. The skies riped in blue with cotton candy clouds drifting with the wind that was whistling in the early hours of the day but would soon go silent.

There was a camp that overlooked the castle, with tents placed for each division with the chief at the center. Scouts had been monitoring the castle for days but today was the day, it was now or never. Men and women donned with armor and cold steel each braced what was to come with revolutionizing them for the future.

Though the event that was preceding itself was to come from the chief's tent that had a table with the castle-like image and small figurines placed on it. " I'd say we begin with the Soldiers out on the front with me and have Elisha with the Archers behind them, what do you say? " as he rubbed his chin placing the figurines in that order. This was none other than Grom one of the vassals of the chief. A man with long flowing hair and a large beard, dressed in armor head to toe and carrying his thick slab of cold steel on his back.

" Why do you have to be the one always hogging the fun? " a feminine voice spoke up not bemused at what was said. This was Elisha another of the vassals and the second of the two of them. With her long flowing white hair and beige with silver patched armor and carrying her bow and quiver.

Tension had gotten higher for a moment but this was an everyday normal activity for the group. Neither was going to budge as both wanted to lead the army and both wanted the rewards.

@Mr. Anderson @Admiral Lee Hung
 
#4
It was early dawn and Katsumi had already seated on the castle walls of Brackendia surveying the soon to be battlefield. For the past few months he and Rihan had went into hiding after their escape from Impel Down, this was his first time seeing and taking apart in something this grand. And as pirates they both couldnt pass up the possibility of reaping great rewards. Rihan had wanted to take part in the naval fight for obvious reasons, however Katsumi felt he would be better suited for the defense of Castle Brackendia.

He hadn't met with any of the other individuals fighting for the castle, he didnt feel like he needed to have extended conversations with anyome there. He just wanted to get shit over with as quickly as possible.

Katsumi sighed, and rose to his feet. Though the battle had yet to begin and he had yet to see any sight of the enemy, he thought it would be fun to start the mayhem off by leaving the soldiers of Grondlier a gift. He jumped outside of the castle walls and landed with a thud. He then reached into his cloak and placed a surpise at the base of the stairway leading to the castle doors. He pulled his hood over his head, then scaled the walls, not wanting to draw too much attention by trying to enter through the front gates.

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#5
Anacleto
Keket
Mephistopheles
Action
Narrative
“Dialogue”
Thoughts

BRACKENDIA ARMY

“Clear a path!!”

The Wall Defending the Brackendian Capitol from the Grondolierian Siegers stood 50 Feet High. The Front Gate to the City was lowered shut and had support pillars wedged against it on the Brackendian side to prevent the Grondolerians from smashing through. One stone stairway leads up to the gate on the Grondolerian side, and a Moat separates the rest of the Wall from the Invaders’ tents.

On the Brackendian side, the Seventeen Spearmen that stood behind the gate begin to part ways down the middle as a large contraption is rolled forward in between them by a group of soldiers.



As the soldiers reach the gate and stop their push, momentum carries the hanging contraption slightly forward, which causes flames to spew forth with a loud roar. The Brackendian soldiers and spearman all gasp in shock and as they shield themselves from the heat.

“Careful with that!!” A large armored knight shouts from behind them.

Anacleto
Level 25

25×5=125
Human Bonus: +4 in Strength, Agility, and Vitality | +6 in Fighting Style
Strength: 37+4=41
Agility: 37+4=41
41×2=82
-Reaction Agility: 41
-Movement Agility: 41
Vitality: 17+4=21
21×2=42
-Endurance: 21
-Resilience: 21
Fighting Style: 34+6=40
40×2=80
-Swordsmanship: 41
-Brawling: 39

Anacleto steps forward from a group of soldiers that had followed the contraption to the gate. He looks upward to the top of the wall. “Is this funny to you?! Having us lug your toy around on your behalf?!”

At the top of the wall, a slender, short haired woman named Keket looks down at the scene below with a smirk on her face.

Keket
Level 25

25×5=125
Human Bonus: +4 in Strength, Agility, and Vitality | +6 in Fighting Style
Strength: 17+4=21
Agility: 37+4=41
41×2=82
-Reaction Agility: 41
-Movement Agility: 41
Vitality: 17+4=21
21×2=42
-Endurance: 21
-Resilience: 21
Intellect: 24
24×2=48
-Engineering: 48
Fighting Style: 30+6=36
36×2=72
-Bow and Arrow: 51
-Dual Blade: 21

“Try not to blow yourselves up before the enemy has even charged us.” Keket turns away from the ground below to face the Twenty Archers under her command, who all stood at attention.

“Archers at the ready. We fire on the commander’s signal.” She orders. The Twenty Archers all raise their bows and prepare arrows in unison.

Keket turns and walks towards the area of the wall that stands directly above the gate. She reaches a loan figure, very large in stature, who sits with his legs hanging over the edge of the wall, looking outward at the enemy camp. “That should be the last of our defenses...We await your command.” Keket bows reverently and closes her eyes.

The being that sat atop the wall didn’t acknowledge her presence. Even sitting down, he was taller than she was standing up. He didn’t take his fixated gaze off of the Grondolier encampment in front of him. Instead, he lets out a derisive snort.

“Grondolier...What a stupid name for a Kingdom.”

Mephistopheles
Level 30

30×5=150
Demon Bonus: +6 in Strength | +12 in Intellect | +9 in Fighting Style | -6 in Vitality
Strength: 44+6=50[+12 in Devil Trigger]
Agility: 42
42×2=84
-Reaction: 41
-Movement: 43[+18 in Devil Trigger]
Vitality: 47-6=41
41×2=82
-Endurance: 41
-Resilience: 41
Intellectual: 12=12
12×2=24
-Medicine: 24
Fighting Style: 17+9=26
26×2=52
-Swordsmanship: 52

Mephistopheles reaches into his back pocket and pulls out a dismembered optic nerve with an eyeball hanging on the end. He raises the eye above his head, leans his head back with his mouth open, and swallows the eyeball whole.

Keket subtly opens one eye to observe him at the sound of this, still maintaining her reverent bow. A bead of sweat pours down the side of her brow.

Mephistopheles sits with both his eyes closed for a moment. As he opens both of them, his pupils enlarge and his iris color becomes more vibrant. He could now see flaming Auras emanating from the Grondolier Tents. Most of them were around the same height, though two or three peaked above the rest.

It looks like none of them are stronger than me..

As he scouted the enemy further, something caught the corner of his now enhanced vision:

Then scaled the walls, not wanting to draw too much attention by trying to enter through the front gates.
Mephistopheles snorts again. Katsumi’s Aura was around the same as Keket's.

As if we need Mercenaries to end this....if these Grondolier dogs knew anything at all about tactics, they’d have attacked us before the Sun rose.

“We’ll wait for the enemy to make their first move.” He says to Keket without looking towards her. At this, she completes her bow and turns to walk away.

Mephistopheles addresses Katsumi, who was now reaching the top of the wall.

“You, Merc. You’re only here for a reward right? How’s about bringing me the head of an enemy commander?”
 
#6
Grondilier Army

Tension had arisen just from two sides of the table with Elisha and Grom, the chief was sat on a chair listening on as he stood up and approached the table. With every step, this alerted all the strategists and even got the attention of Elisha and Grom.

This was none other than Birger the chief commissioned by the Grondilier army to take the very castle. His sheer appearance changed the atmosphere, he stared at the table and hummed to himself. It went silent that you could hear a pin drop.

" Why don't you two shut up a little. " before a momentary silence befell the room then Birger would look at the table " When are the aides arriving, Grom? " as Grom would reply with a smile.

" You mean them Siege Towers that the Grondilier military provided us? They should be arriving any minute now. "

Elisha who would be listening would interrupt " Grom didn't they say something about catapults or trebuchets? "

Briger smiled " Let's get the ball rolling as I'm sure they said they have something else for us to use right? "

5 minutes had passed as the trio walked out of the tent and prepared everyone to make their march towards the castle.


Siege Towers | Trebuchet | Ballista

@Admiral Lee Hung @Mr. Anderson
 
#7
Narrative
"Dialogue"
Thoughts
Action

A voice rung out as Katsumi got close to the top of the wall.

“You, Merc. You’re only here for a reward right? How’s about bringing me the head of an enemy commander?”
Katsumi seated himself and calmly took in the man's appearance.

This must be one of Brackendia's generals.. he doesnt even look human.

"That should be a simple enough, as long as you people pull your weight."

Katsumi removed his cloak, revealing his attire. His favorite black, double breasted suit and tie, with a long sleeved burgendy colored shirt. He folded up his cloak and pocketed it, slowly running a hand through his white scruffy locs all while holding eye contact. He proceed to probe a bit more for a battleplan.

"I expected Brackendia to make the first move, but it seems like you plan to stay put?"

@Admiral Lee Hung
 
#8
Mephistopheles
Keket
Narrative
Action
"Dialogue"
Thoughts

Brackendia Wall
"That should be a simple enough, as long as you people pull your weight."
Hearing this, Keket stops cold in her tracks. Her eyes widened in terror as more beads of sweat pour down her face.

Idiot!!! Are you trying to piss him off??!!

She turns back towards the two behind her, slowly and quietly as if not to draw any attention to herself. Her pinky on her left finger twitches just a bit, as if she were instinctively reaching for one of the two curved blades that hung from each of her legs.

As if he were taking a moment to process what he had just heard, Mephistopheles held eye contact with Katsumi. Even sitting down, he was taller than the human before him was on his feet.

Katsumi removed his cloak, revealing his attire. His favorite black, double breasted suit and tie, with a long sleeved burgendy colored shirt. He folded up his cloak and pocketed it, slowly running a hand through his white scruffy locs all while holding eye contact.
A sly smile crossed Mephistopheles' face at the human's gall, his lips parting to reveal a set of jagged teeth that seemed as though they could tear through flesh with ease.

This human....He reminds me of Old Graden, before....

His train of thought is interrupted by Katsumi's words:

"I expected Brackendia to make the first move, but it seems like you plan to stay put?"
Unable to hold his laughter in any longer, Mephistopheles falls back in an overly exaggerated fashion and erupts with laughter.

"Aaaa ku ku ku!! Finally!!"

Mephistopheles quickly jumps back to his feet and turns to face Katsumi. Standing, he was almost twice Katsumi's height, at almost 11 feet tall. He reaches into his armored breastplate with his left hand as he speaks to Katsumi.

"There aren't enough humans like you around here, most in this Kingdom cower in fear of me!"

With right hand, he points out towards the Grondolier encampment.

5 minutes had passed as the trio walked out of the tent and prepared everyone to make their march towards the castle.
"To answer your question, exiting one of those tents right now are the three commanders of our enemy. They've no doubt been planning the tactics that they intend to use against this wall."

Mephistopheles looks out towards them, his pupils still enlarged. His sadistic smile fades into a look of focus.

"Two of them are as strong as you are, one of them is stronger. If you were to kill just one of them, then our King is sure to reward you handsomely..."

He turns back to Katsumi, his sinister smile returning.

"However!! If you were to kill all three of them, then I can only imagine the level of reward our beloved King Graden would bestow upon you!!"

His smile slowly fades into a frown.

"But sadly...You are not strong enough to kill all three of them by yourself. They would surely all attempt to kill you in unison should you attempt to fight even one of them. And they may even keep soldiers close to them for extra protection during the attack..."

Mephistopheles' shoulders slump down in an exaggerated fashion. His left hand still inside of his breast plate.

"Well, I suppose it's hopeless...UNLESS!!"

Suddenly, he springs back up to his full height with a smile, and from his left breast plate pulls out a still-beating human heart.

"Unless someone were so gracious as to bestow upon you immense power, power great enough to achieve even your wildest dreams!!" Mephistopheles walks over to Katsumi with his hand extended outward, gesturing for Katsumi to take the heart from him. "All you have to do is accept this gift from me, and swallow it whole...."

"DON'T DO IT!!!" Keket who had been observing the entire exchange screams. "HE'LL-"

Mephistopheles rapidly turns towards Keket and locks eyes with her. Her eyes widen even further as she leans back, bracing herself.

"Go along and wait with the archers for further orders, Captain." Mephistopheles says angrily.

Keket swallows nervously, gives Katsumi one last look of caution, and then turns to walk away.

Mephistopheles turns back towards Katsumi with his smile returned.

"So? What do you say? You came here for a reward, didn't you?"

Devil's Medicine: Beating Vigor
A still beating heart that when consumed, doubles all of consumer's stats for 5 turns.
There is something very wrong with a heart that still beats even when disembodied....
 
#9

Grondilier Army

Soldiers stood shoulder to shoulder, with Elisha and Grom walking as they bickered amongst themselves with the rivalry growing strong. Each of them then stood before the army and fist-bumped as they turned around and walked ahead, one to the right and the other to the left. They took command of the left and right side as they marched with certain soldiers pushing the Siege Towers.

Birger stood out in front with a war trumpet attached to his left side of the armor. The entire military walked forward each spaced out enough to look like they had prepared for anything.

Birger seeing the siege towers grinned and turned his attention to the Brackendia castle and blew into the trumpet to symbolise the Grondilier's attack and pride.

Elisha grinned and used her hand to mimic a chicken to Grom who replied with the middle finger.

Birger fully expanded both arms and roared " FOR GRRONNDDILLIERRR! "

@Mr. Anderson @Admiral Lee Hung
 
#10

Narrative
"Dialouge"
Thoughts
Action

Unable to hold his laughter in any longer, Mephistopheles falls back in an overly exaggerated fashion and erupts with laughter.

"Aaaa ku ku ku!! Finally!!"

Mephistopheles quickly jumps back to his feet and turns to face Katsumi. Standing, he was almost twice Katsumi's height, at almost 11 feet tall. He reaches into his armored breastplate with his left hand as he speaks to Katsumi.

"There aren't enough humans like you around here, most in this Kingdom cower in fear of me!
Katsumi gave a slight smirk at the man's antics.

"That's probably because you look like a demon, old man.You must be the Mephistopheles I've heard about since I stepped foot on this front."

Mephistopheles was massive and looked to be atleast two times Katsumi's height. He was never a fan of having look up to people, the longer this conversation went on the more Katsumi could feel a stiff neck begin to manifest.

With right hand, he points out towards the Grondolier encampment.
"To answer your question, exiting one of those tents right now are the three commanders of our enemy. They've no doubt been planning the tactics that they intend to use against this wall."

Mephistopheles looks out towards them, his pupils still enlarged. His sadistic smile fades into a look of focus.

"Two of them are as strong as you are, one of them is stronger. If you were to kill just one of them, then our King is sure to reward you handsomely..."

He turns back to Katsumi, his sinister smile returning.

"However!! If you were to kill all three of them, then I can only imagine the level of reward our beloved King Graden would bestow upon you!!"
Katsumi looks out as well and marks the faces of the three commanders. He didnt know which was more enticing, triple the reward or getting the oppurtunity to face strong opponents. He slides his hands into his pockets as they begin to shake in anticipation.

His smile slowly fades into a frown.

"But sadly...You are not strong enough to kill all three of them by yourself. They would surely all attempt to kill you in unison should you attempt to fight even one of them. And they may even keep soldiers close to them for extra protection during the attack..."
Katsumi side glances the demon for a split second, then reholds his gaze at the enemy camp.

"Well, I suppose it's hopeless...UNLESS!!"

Suddenly, he springs back up to his full height with a smile, and from his left breast plate pulls out a still-beating human heart.

"Unless someone were so gracious as to bestow upon you immense power, power great enough to achieve even your wildest dreams!!" Mephistopheles walks over to Katsumi with his hand extended outward, gesturing for Katsumi to take the heart from him. "All you have to do is accept this gift from me, and swallow it whole...."

"DON'T DO IT!!!" Keket who had been observing the entire exchange screams. "HE'LL-"

Mephistopheles rapidly turns towards Keket and locks eyes with her. Her eyes widen even further as she leans back, bracing herself.

"Go along and wait with the archers for further orders, Captain." Mephistopheles says angrily.

Keket swallows nervously, gives Katsumi one last look of caution, and then turns to walk away.

Mephistopheles turns back towards Katsumi with his smile returned.

"So? What do you say? You came here for a reward, didn't you?"
Katsumi held eye contact with Keket before looking awknowledging her warning, before turning his attention back on Mephistopheles who looked at him eagerly with the beating heart grossly pulpasing in his palm.

"I think i'll take a pass this time. I brought my own trump card just for the occasion."

Katsumi lifts his shirt and pulls out a black box with a gold "S" engraded into it.

"This is a Black Giftbox. This is what i use to store my weaponry individually. It makes it easier for me to draw a weapon quickly in the middle of a battle and I have four of them on me. What's in this specific box, will give me the boost I need to deal with the commanders."

Katsumi attaches the box back onto his belt next to his grenades. He gently rests his hand on the demon's shoulder and gives him a small smile.

"I look forward to fighting along side you soon. Show me what you people are really capable of."

Birger seeing the siege towers grinned and turned his attention to the Brackendia castle and blew into the trumpet to symbolise the Grondilier's attack and pride.
The sound of a trumpet rung out. Katsumi turns around to see that the enemy had begun to make their move. This would be his first time seeing seige towers in person. It almost made his heart ache knowing he had to destroy them.

Birger fully expanded both arms and roared " FOR GRRONNDDILLIERRR! "
"Dont let your guard down old man, the fun's about to begin!"

He stands in anticipation, remembering the trip mine he had placed down earlier. Little did Grondilier know, Brackendia had already made the first move.

25
25×5=125
Strength: 30+8+2=40
Speed:30+4=34
34×2=68
-Reaction=34
-Movement=34
Vitality=27+4
31×2=61
-Durability=31
-Stamina=31
Intellect=38
38×2=76
-Engineering: 76

@Admiral Lee Hung
 
#11
Mephistopheles
Keket
Anacleto
Graden
Narrative
"Dialogue"
Thoughts
Action

Brackendia Wall
palm.

"I think i'll take a pass this time. I brought my own trump card just for the occasion."
Katsumi began to explain the intricacies behind his "Gift Box", but he may as well have been talking to a brick wall. Mephistopheles' pupils turned blood red as his brow clenches, and his heart rate drastically increased. His free right hand clenches into a fist so tight that his entire forearm vibrates angrily.

I hate it when they don't know their place...How dare he refuse my offer....Or, wait...

Mephistopheles turns around to see Keket still standing just feet from him. Her eyes met his as her gaze widens in terror.

You.....

"That damned fool, he's going to run Grondolier into the ground!!" Graden slams his fists angrily onto an ornate balcony. Mephistopheles sat just feet away from him on the balcony's edge. The balcony overlooked a large green field where a group of children ran around playing below.

"What am I supposed to do? Am I just supposed to stand by and watch while he ruins us? Is that truly what is expected of me??" A distraught Graden grabs his head with both hands.

Mephistopheles sits hunched over on the balcony facing the field and eyeing Graden to his left. He was twirling a curved knife in between the fingers of his right hand. His left elbow rested on his left knee as he rested his jaw on his left fist. He lets out an amused snort.

"How boring...."

Graden looks over to him, resting his hands on the balcony in front of him. "...If you came to this Kingdom to watch us all starve to death, then I guess you'll have your wish soon. This Kingdom will not survive Jesterie's reign..."

Mephistopheles stops twirling the knife as he catches the handle in his hand. "You know," he says as he spins his legs around the balcony and stands back on his feet. "There is no benefit in dying for your ideals. Is that a fate you would wish upon your children?"

He steps over to Graden who now faced him. Mephistopheles reaches into his breastplate and pulls out a still beating heart.

"Why not save this Kingdom yourself?"

Graden looks downward at the beating heart in Mephistopheles' hand, and then suddenly glances to his left out into the field where children were playing. Mephistopheles followed his gaze.

Out in the field of playing children, one lone child had broken away from the rest of the group, and stood motionless looking up towards the balcony where the two were chatting. A young girl with short blonde hair, who couldn't have been older than 5 or 6, looked up and met Graden's gaze. Graden looked back towards the beating heart, and reaches out his hand.

Mephistopheles and Keket held their gaze, a look of rage on his face and a look of fear on hers.

I guess you've grown up, haven't you....

Mephistopheles snaps back into reality as a hand rests on his shoulder.

Katsumi gently rests his hand on the demon's shoulder and gives him a small smile.

"I look forward to fighting along side you soon. Show me what you people are really capable of."
Mephistopheles looks at Katsumi in shock.

The gall of this human, to lay a hand on me!!

After a moment of contemplation, Mephistopheles' right fist, clenched in anger, relaxes.

"A kuuu, it seems trust is earned, I suppose!" Mephistopheles grabs the hand on his shoulder with his right hand, and places the beating heart inside of it's fingers.

"Keep it!" He shouts jovially. "You never know when you may need it..."

Birger seeing the siege towers grinned and turned his attention to the Brackendia castle and blew into the trumpet to symbolise the Grondilier's attack and pride.

Birger fully expanded both arms and roared " FOR GRRONNDDILLIERRR! "
"Hear that, men??!!" Anacleto shouts from the bottom of the Brackendian Wall. "Now is the time!! We'll repel these Grondolier dogs, and end this war once and for al!!" The soldiers and spearmen at the bottom of the wall throw their arms into the air and let out a triumphant battle cry.

"Archers, at the ready!!" Keket shouts, looking outwards towards the approaching siege towers and Grondolier soldiers. The Archers raise and draw their bows.

Mephistopheles looks outwards to the approaching forces and smiles. "Well, I guess it's time we get started!!" He reaches into his back pocket with his left hand and pulls out a dead Chameleon. He looks back towards Katsumi once more. "Remember, go for the heads!!"

Mephistopheles swallows the Chameleon whole in the same manner that he did the eyeball earlier, and suddenly vanishes into thin air.

He stands in anticipation, remembering the trip mine he had placed down earlier. Little did Grondilier know, Brackendia had already made the first move.
Keket draws her own bow and walks over to Katsumi. She looks at the beating heart in his hand.

"I would just toss that thing if I were you."

Keket pulls an arrow from the quiver on her back. As it exists the quiver, the arrowhead strikes a material on the end of the quiver and it lights on fire. She draws the flaming arrow and faces it outward to the approaching Grondolier troops.

"It's never a good idea to make a deal with the Devil."
 
#12

Grondilier Army

With the Grondiliar higher officials granting them such weapons, they advanced enough to the point that something seemed off. One of the soldiers noted the soil seemed off from yards ahead and informed the commander Grom. Word had gotten around from right to left with the commanders each yelling " HALT THE ADVANCE! "

Grom staring at the soil noted there's likely a trap the Brackendia army set for them ahead. Birger simply smiled and ordered the Siege Towers to go first.

Grom and Elisha who were bewildered remembered back to the strategy meeting how these siege towers weren't your average ones but were drenched in anti-fireproof materials.

But to them something still seemed off, it was like they were already caught in the webbing of Brackendia. The Grondilians all rallied behind the x3 Siege Towers as some prepared to head to the top of the siege towers though only minimal soldiers.

As the siege towers all made a few yards Elisha noted how there was a little flash of fire and then squinted ... she immediately grabbed onto her bow and an arrow from her quiver and aimed it not at the archer but the trajectory of where the arrow would be heading to.

Elisha concentrated on noting the lack of wind and using her archery experience of the trajectory line. She pulled back on the bow and just simply waited for the archer to make her move first. ' Time to call your bluff '

Grom and Birger noted the same thing but simply they preferred charging head-on.

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#13
Narrative
"Dialouge"
Thoughts
Actions

Mephistopheles looks outwards to the approaching forces and smiles. "Well, I guess it's time we get started!!" He reaches into his back pocket with his left hand and pulls out a dead Chameleon. He looks back towards Katsumi once more. "Remember, go for the heads!!"

Mephistopheles swallows the Chameleon whole in the same manner that he did the eyeball earlier, and suddenly vanishes into thin air.
Katsumi scoffs when he vanishes and looks down at the heart Mephistopheles placed into his palm.

Demons are so fucking gross.

Keket draws her own bow and walks over to Katsumi. She looks at the beating heart in his hand.

"I would just toss that thing if I were you."

Keket pulls an arrow from the quiver on her back. As it exists the quiver, the arrowhead strikes a material on the end of the quiver and it lights on fire. She draws the flaming arrow and faces it outward to the approaching Grondolier troops.

"It's never a good idea to make a deal with the Devil."
He pockets the heart and looks out on the Grondalier forces setting up their positions. They had a total of three Seige towers prepared in order to take this castle.

"I think i'll hold onto it and return it to him personally."

Katsumi slightly shifts to face the archer from earlier, taking in her appearance before facing back to the enemy.

"It looks like I have something to prove, I dont like how he's looking down on me. You're probably Keket, the beautiful Archer ive been hearing about."

With the Grondiliar higher officials granting them such weapons, they advanced enough to the point that something seemed off. One of the soldiers noted the soil seemed off from yards ahead and informed the commander Grom. Word had gotten around from right to left with the commanders each yelling " HALT THE ADVANCE! "

Grom staring at the soil noted there's likely a trap the Brackendia army set for them ahead. Birger simply smiled and ordered the Siege Towers to go first.
Katsumi watched as they halted their push for a moment. It didnt take long before Grondilier began making their move again, this time only making the Seige Towers advance.

It looks like they noticed my trip mine. They're betting on the towers being durable enough to face any tricks Brackendia might have possibly had in place.

Katasumi smirked and reached for one of the Black Boxes hooked to his belt. He gave Keket a side glance and spoke.

"Im not really used to working with people I dont know, but bear with me here. When the time comes I want you to cover me, they might direct their arrow fire to this spot, so try not to die. Depending on how things turn out as the towers advance further, we can quickly take those out first."

Let's see how they handle the explosives first though.

25
25×5=125
Strength: 30+8+2=40
Speed:30+4=34
34×2=68
-Reaction=34
-Movement=34
Vitality=27+4
31×2=61
-Durability=31
-Stamina=31
Intellect=38
38×2=76
-Engineering: 76
[\Spoiler]

TRIP MINE
1-20: Takes 1 slot - DPR: D, 1m diameter
21-40: Takes 2 slots - DPR: C, 2m diameter
41-60: Takes 3 slots - DPR: C, 4m diameter
61-80: Takes 4 slots - DPR: B, 6m diameter
81-99: Takes 5 slots - DPR: B, 8m diameter
100: Takes 6 slots - DPR: A, 10m diameter
120:: Takes 6 slots - DPR: A, 12m diameter[\Spoiler]

3/4

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#14
Keket
Mephistopheles
Narrative
Thoughts
"Dialogue"
Action


On the Brackendian Wall

Keket and Katsumi stood up together on the Brackendian Wall, looking outwards towards the approaching Grondolerian forces. A group of soldiers and three Siege Towers advanced towards the wall. Keket observed the scene with her arrow still drawn.

Only Seige Towers it seems...smart. Grondolier has learned this lesson the hard way: That Brackendia's walls won't fall to brute force. I would know, since I designed them myself. Their only weak point is the door leading inside the walls right below. It seems they intend to use their towers to push their troops over the wall...I'll have Anacleto send some reinforcements up here...

As Keket ponders the situation, her thoughts are interrupted by Katsumi.

"I think i'll hold onto it and return it to him personally."

Katsumi slightly shifts to face the archer from earlier, taking in her appearance before facing back to the enemy.

"It looks like I have something to prove, I dont like how he's looking down on me. You're probably Keket, the beautiful Archer ive been hearing about."
Kekets eyes widened indignantly and her cheeks turned read in embarrassment.

Be-Beautiful?? What the hell is this ass hole trying to do??

"Um..." but her words were interrupted by a shout from the Grondolerian side:

" HALT THE ADVANCE! "
The entire Grondolerian force stopped dead in it's tracks, before one of their commanders orders the Seige Towers to proceed first.

Strange...They changed up their formation suddenly? What threw them off?

Katsumi speaks again from next to her:

"Im not really used to working with people I dont know, but bear with me here. When the time comes I want you to cover me, they might direct their arrow fire to this spot, so try not to die. Depending on how things turn out as the towers advance further, we can quickly take those out first."
Keket looks over at Katsumi with one eyebrow slightly raised.

Is he...Is he giving me orders?? A mercenary for hire is trying to play the role of tactician?

She looks back out at the approaching Grondolerian siege towers, which would soon be within firing range.

I still don't know exactly what their plan is...Is it something so simple as just moving their Siege towers straight here and attempting a straight forward invasion?

With one more glance towards Katsumi, she smiles and speaks.

"Heh. Fine then. Think you've got what it takes to call the shots? Have at it."

What's the harm. If things get out of control, I'll take back over.

The Field, Behind the Grondolerian Troops
The Grondolerian soldiers were all getting into position. One Grondolerian commander stands with her bow at the ready, aiming towards a small light flickering from atop the Brackendian Wall, and three Siege Towers were now advancing forward, the two other Grondolerian commanders towards the front end of their formations.

In the middle of the Grondolerian formation, Mephistopheles walks among them, completely invisible from the Chameleon he had swallowed earlier. He walked around the field slowly tapping his finger tips together and eyeing the Grondolerian forces intently.

Honestly. A straightforward Siege attempt? This is uninspired even by Human Standards. Did they really think it would be so easy to overcome us? Ah...Anyway...

Mephistopheles sets his gaze upon the female Grondolerian Commander who pointed her bow at the wall. A sadistic smile crosses his face as he bears his sharp Demonic fangs.

How about we start things off with a shocker, by butchering a Grondolerian commander???

In an instant Mephistopheles darts right behind Elisha, the speed of his movements caused his camouflage to fade as the 11 foot Devil suddenly materializes into view. Attached to his left waste was a sheathed Demonic Dagger that he draws violently and aggressively. The sound of the Metal sliding out of it's sheathe produces a loud ringing noise, enough for all nearby Grondolerians to hear.


Without missing a beat, he thrusts the blade with all his strength straight at Elisha's back, in an attempt to stab her clean through the heart.
 
#15
Grondilier Army
The siege towers wheels rolled as the Grondilier army charged ahead. Now the army wasn't that far away from the castle, despite the bad feeling Birger the commanding officer had now was dismissed by charging ahead with the Siege Towers. Some of the soldiers prepared the Ballista and Trebuchet. Ready, focused, aimed at delivering the most potent of surprises and fateful attacks.
[ Ballista ] [ Trebuchet ]​
A few soldiers placed at them were ready to attack but first was to get into perfect proximity to deliver such surprises.
"Im not really used to working with people I dont know, but bear with me here. When the time comes I want you to cover me, they might direct their arrow fire to this spot, so try not to die. Depending on how things turn out as the towers advance further, we can quickly take those out first."

Let's see how they handle the explosives first though.

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Birger could see trip mines and prepared an anti-explosive scenario, the wheels were manufactured with spikes to continue on its charge. He grinned as the explosive blew right before the siege tower as it buckled with a huge boom. Debris would splatter in a wide range though the siege tower continued on its momentum charging ahead at the castle. ' Nice surprise Brackendian's but we came with our own trump card ' the commanding officer would think as he darted behind the siege tower. To the surprise of many, the Grondilier army was well in advance in their method of combat and moved backward to take the full-frontal explosive damage and instead of suffering just being tossed back a meter.

Birger raised to his arm with his hand in a fist shape before him " Attack the castle now ", with soldiers stationed around the Ballista from the first siege tower aimed at the side of the castle harpooning a huge spear that was attached with a huge iron wire. Hook, line, and sinker would be another way of the events that took place.

Grom behind from the second siege tower also ordered for the Trebuchet to be fired as it was fired with gripping hooks and a huge clad of armor with nets made from rope. This was all so the Grondilier army could quickly capture the castle.




Elisha and Mephistopheles

In an instant Mephistopheles darts right behind Elisha, the speed of his movements caused his camouflage to fade as the 11 foot Devil suddenly materializes into view. Attached to his left waste was a sheathed Demonic Dagger that he draws violently and aggressively. The sound of the Metal sliding out of it's sheathe produces a loud ringing noise, enough for all nearby Grondolerians to hear.


Without missing a beat, he thrusts the blade with all his strength straight at Elisha's back, in an attempt to stab her clean through the heart.
Elisha was concentrating on calling the Brackendia army's bluff with the archer with a fire attached to his or her's arrow. Though to her surprise, she had a bad gut feeling that was throbbing with her heart beating faster telling her something was about to occur. To her surprise, it was going to happen behind her.

Just a few moments later a sound that would resonate behind her sounded very similar to a metallic swish of a sword being unsheathed behind her. Just in that instant, her body reacted as well as her mind.

Elisha twirled out of instinct and aimed her bow right at the one before her. It was a weird man that was dressed in dark armor garments with seriously off vibes. He prepared to attack and Elisha had fired her arrow in the direction of the man, but it was no average arrow she fired as she quickly took out a second arrow from her quiver and fired two arrows retrospectively. One aimed at the man's forehead and the other to take the trajectory from the hilt of the dagger with enough force to take the dagger backward and aim it at himself.

She then withdrew herself backward, " All of you, attack! " as soldiers from the third siege all shouted "Enemy Commander" as the 10 stationed archers all took out their bows and aimed their arrows at him and let out a bombardment of arrows. Whereas the soldiers aimed the Ballista at the enemy commander let it fire aimed at him.


The war had begun with big names all making moves but the biggest was yet to move the commanding officer of the Grondilian army, Briger.

@Mr. Anderson @Admiral Lee Hung
 
#16
Narrative
"Dialouge"
Thoughts
Action

With one more glance towards Katsumi, she smiles and speaks.

"Heh. Fine then. Think you've got what it takes to call the shots? Have at it."
Katsumi gave a small smile and nodded. He waited patiently for Grondiliers ploy, trying his best to hold out as long as he could not knowing what to expect.
His heart beat hard in anticipation, his instincts screaming at him to leap down and take the fight to them.

He unhooked the black box that he had shown Mephistopheles before and held it tightly.

Birger could see trip mines and prepared an anti-explosive scenario, the wheels were manufactured with spikes to continue on its charge. He grinned as the explosive blew right before the siege tower as it buckled with a huge boom. Debris would splatter in a wide range though the siege tower continued on its momentum charging ahead at the castle. ' Nice surprise Brackendian's but we came with our own trump card ' the commanding officer would think as he darted behind the siege tower. To the surprise of many, the Grondilier army was well in advance in their method of combat and moved backward to take the full-frontal explosive damage and instead of suffering just being tossed back a meter.
Katsumi was wide eye'd and slightly taken aback. He shook his head and began to laugh loudly.

"I expected that to leave some damage, but it didnt do shit at all. This is what i get for relying on a trap. I am a warrior afterall, I wouldve been better off fighting them head on. "

Birger raised to his arm with his hand in a fist shape before him " Attack the castle now ", with soldiers stationed around the Ballista from the first siege tower aimed at the side of the castle harpooning a huge spear that was attached with a huge iron wire. Hook, line, and sinker would be another way of the events that took place.

Grom behind from the second siege tower also ordered for the Trebuchet to be fired as it was fired with gripping hooks and a huge clad of armor with nets made from rope. This was all so the Grondilier army could quickly capture the castle.
Grondilier's efficiency impressed Katsumi. It looked like they were trying to take this castle as quickly as possible. And maybe that would have been easier if he wasnt here.

"Forget me calling the shots Keket. I've got something more reckless in mind."

Im here as a mecernary anyway, might as well shake up the battlefield. I wonder what that demon is up to right now.

With the box in hand, Katsumi adjusts his tie and runs his hand through his hair to giving it a messy look. He squeezes the box and a giant flash of light permeates the area he stood.

25
25×5=125
Strength: 30+8+2=40
Speed:30+4=34
34×2=68
-Reaction=34
-Movement=34
Vitality=27+4
31×2=61
-Durability=31
-Stamina=31
Intellect=38
38×2=76
-Engineering: 76

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