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<i>The echolocation used by the yokai would cause it to detect something that wasn't there, or rather no longer there. The search would give the creature the impression that a gnarly beast fell through the ceiling, leaving a massive hole. The beast stood upright on its massive clawed feet and swung at a bystanding man who was nearby, gashing into his chest and leaving him to run away out of the back exit in fear. The beast lunged at the nearby wall and began scaling it, punching through the ceiling and climbing to the upper level. While Kijimuna would detect many humans running in fear, the echos of the still humans who appeared frozen in time would be ever present. </i>
<i>Tenkai would not be able to see anything Kijimuna detected save the frozen humans. Valerie would notice nothing of note, but after a serious of analysis, Itachi would approach the fire exit and gently push the door open, appearing displeased to see a man lie dead on the floor. Itachi dials someone on his phone and speaks laconically. </i>
"Special Task Force? I need an autopsy performed. I'm sending you my location now."
<i>He would hang up and press a few buttons, then putting away his phone and looking towards Tenkai. </i>
"This man could've died anytime after the time simulated inside. Most likely rather recently, as otherwise his body would've been discovered by now. But this is Vegas, so you never know. After the autopsy is finished, we'll roughly know the time the attack took place. More importantly, we may learn some characteristics about what we're up against. For now, let's look for more evidence."
<i>The civilians remain still as statues, being organic yet seemingly not living. He would notice a Yakuza boss in flamboyent clothing flashing a menacing grin at a younger man as he eerily grips a black handle in one of the pockets of his pants. The younger man appeared to be nervously pleading to the Yakuza, as he was showing him a picture of his family in his wallet.</i>
<i>The upper floor would be filled with a series of slot machines, patrons lining to execute particular strategies. They would all seem relatively calm, with only the anticipation of draws illiticing a sense of excitement on the gambler's faces. There seemed to be another side lobby on Grimnir's left, appearing to lead to another building.</i>
<i>On the main casino floor Valerie would notice a series of Roulette board and card tables, the anguish and disbelief on one young man's face as the ball lands would be apparent to anyone looking in his direction. Itachi also seemed to briefly wave his hand against an old man's chest who had just slammed his fist on a card table. </i>
<i>On the bottom floor, Tenkai would notice a large counter with a series of stools in front of it. Many customers lay passed out on the floor or on the stools, while others where either in the middle of a conversation or drinking. The bartender appeared to be out of the room at the moment.</i>
"Well, i'm simply putting it like it is, Tenkai-San... I'm gonna go ahead and investigate now, alright?"
<i>Itachi walks inside to a once bustling but now rundown lobby, which would instantly regain its former structure as soon as Itachi walked in. Everything appeared at standstill, however. It was like lifelike statues were built of everyone who was in the casino at the time it was attacked. Itachi would turn back at discuss with whoever would follow him in </i>
"First off, let me share what I know about our query. I've come to learn that they were masqeraiding as an ordinary patron here. They most likely lashed out as the result of a massive string of losses. Fortunately, they shouldn't be too hard to find. Keep in mind, once you find them we won't actually get to begin fighting, as we're only looking at what happened in the past right now. That is all, now feel free to do whatever you'd like to get the job done."
<i>Itachi wonders off towards the main floor past the lobby, casually inspecting the events taking place. There's also a set of fancy stairs in the lobby leading to a basement as well as the floor above. However, besides that there was nothing else of interest there. </i>
"Very well then, little girl, if you will not leave then I will simply give you the most boring job."
<i>Saying this, he pulls out a metallic cylinder, a cyan beam extending from the end of it. As he slashes the beam downwards, an energy trail forms from the arc at which he swung. This spike of energy travels straight towards the rubble, causing it to erupt in a violent explosion which would clear the way.</i>
"The destruction of this once bustling casino was caused by that of a violent demon. If we want to take that beast down, you guys will have to search inside for anything we may be able to identify it by."
<i>Itachi leans in close to Tenkai, whispering to him.</i>
"If I did that, i'd be much more likely to attract hapless fools. Speaking of which..."
<i>The scientist's eyes fall on Valerie</i>
"You're in the wrong place, miss. This casino has been abandoned for over 50 years. We're just reclaiming what valuables remain for the government. Now, run along, before you get yourself into trouble."
<i>His tone remains entirely unconvincing, but it would easily fool anyone of average inteligence. </i>
Mission Mode: Fend Off The Corruption!
"Ah, well, I appreciate the service, 'Red Mist'."
<i>The man leads the party further in, on the way they can spot various unlabeled rooms, but could tell from the contents within as well as from background knowledge and context that they would be various offices. Eventually, he would lead you down steps to the bottom floor of the atrium, an octogonal ground with large steps to sit or stand on in each intercardinal direction and small steps to climb guarded by rails on each cardinal direction. The man waited until everyone stepped in around the middle and then climbed up a step in front of them, turning around and smirking. Suddenly, black walls arose behind each large step extending through the steps adjacent to form a full enclosure, trapping the party within. The man pulled out a revolver and held it to his chest. To make matters worse, an ominous shade rose up behind everyone, taking the shape of a man. As the features revealed themselves, his casual tropical dyed buttoned up shirt would stick out, as well as his somewhat unsual for the occasion blue jeans. A nightblack jacket materialized behind him, which he put his arms through and left unzipped, allowing his hawaiian shirt to show through. He spoke impatiently </i>
"Alright, let's cut to the chase. You don't know what kind of job you've undertaken, so i'll let you out of it. You go see a movie, I withdraw my troops, I slip ten billion yen into each of your pockets, you tell you employer the threat was badly defeated and no one's the wiser. Now, what <i>will</i> it be?"
<i>He pulls a cigerette and lighter out of one of the pockets of his jacket and blows a puff of smoke, snorting and flashing a smile at Kali.</i>
Mission Mode: Fend Off The Corruption!
<i>Suddenly, the screen on Aubrie's phone goes black, a cyan omega symbol popping up and spreading over the width of the screen. A 3D holgraphic image projects from the screen, manefesting at torso level and showing an aquamarine map of the city. A yellow sphere pops up at the group's location with a red line protruding from it, extending through the roads of the map. It ends at a small, secluded building. Itachi's voice emits from the phone, loud enough for everyone near by to hear. </i>
"As a precautionary measure, i've taken seizure of your electronical appliances. This will allow great ease in your misson."
<i>Following the given trail, the party would arrive at the quaint school, but would find no signs or labels to ascertain it's background. Standing in front of the glass doors was a barely middle-aged man dressed in a gray cardigan and brown cargo pants, his gray hair all but non-existent.</i>
"Ah, you must be the agents we sent for. Come on, i'll lead you in."
<i>Itachi tried to transmit a message, but it came out muffled and indeciperable. </i>
"A shame, that might've been important. Would we but had the budget, upgrading the wifi would be a high priority. But, we can talk about that later."
<i>The man would go ahead of you and enter the building, leading you through the wide halls.</i>
Mission Mode: Fend Off The Corruption!
"Well, this is turning out well."
<i>The man waves at the newcomers, sighing at Kali's concerns as well as looking over at Tana personally.</i>
"I am afraid that corporate policy prevents me from disclosing personal details, even to whom they belong.
Beforehand, I would like to make it clear that you are only temporary employees --replacable units-- and will be henceforth addressed solely as "Mercenaries". Your mission is to prevent evil spirits from gaining influence over the physical world. Now, once you are ready to begin merely walk through that door and be prepared to cross over."
<i>The agent points at the wall adjacent to the door through which each person entered, and as they look over green wires intersect to make the shape of a door frame, eventually forming a solid steel exit. Anyone who walks through this door would notice that they are on the outside of the same airport, but in a different location. For one, as opposed to being in a desolate location the parking lot now lead into am active highway. Second, they would find gray intersecting lines stretched across the atmosphere, as if they held within them the boundaries of the world itself.</i>
Mission Mode: Fend Off The Corruption!
"You <i>are</i> at the top of your class?," <i>the man repeated laconically,</i> "You mean to say you think yourself befitting of the responsibility this mission begets, while yet still a dependent and allowing thyself to be distracted in discussions of great import?" <i>His lips fell to frown as he spoke, his brows furrowing close together as to display his displeasement</i> "Perhaps some formality is necessary, as you have made yourself out to be a liability. Instead, why don't you discuss what qualifications you do have? You are well equiped, but the fighting will not be one-sided, so how do you intend to win?"
Mission Mode: Fend Off The Corruption!
<i>The thuggish man headed inward, pointing to an arrangement of sofas and chairs meant to seat a sizable party. He would pour a cup of coffee on the counter behind the seats, sitting it down on the coffee table in front of one of the couches as he sat on the right side of it.</i>
"So, I see you are already steeled. Punctual as well, seeing that you are the only one here. My boss must've chosen you for a reason, but he trusts my judgement as well as his own. How about you discuss your capabilities while we wait, consider it an interview albeit of a more informal kind."
<spoiler>@eihara-shiomi join this discord server for help with or planning rp: https://discord.gg/2D8jz3s</spoiler><div class='edited'>(edited by Xix)</div>
Rules: No Eihara
<i>Should your travels take you here, you find yourself encountering a curious scene outside a vibrant casino near a run down neighborhood of Las Vegas. The regularly colorful neon signs outside the establishment lie broken and shattered, the shards of glass still lying fresh on the ground. The bystanders lie in a vegitative state, either being unable to process their surroundings or blatantly ignoring the scene and walking past it. The door was naturally baricaded with a caved in infastructure, standing in the path of a scholarly old man in white jacket known to few as Itachi. He furrows his brow and cocks his head, adjusting his spectacles before he slaps a piece of paper om the wall adjacent to the rubble with large bold letters reading "'HUNTING' JOB INSIDE". He then leans back against the wall and casually sips a bottle of water, glancing at any passerbys.</i>
Leblanc: The Caffine's Curse
<i>Leblanc was set up for a halloween party, the ordinarily formal businessman attending behind the counter dressed up as Dr. Finkelstein, complete with wheelchair and inethical experimentation. Besides the ordinary menu, he had prepared treats modeled after certain fantastical horrors, as well as decorations that somehow invoked personal trauma. Indeed, Itachi had sparred no expense in conducting the most invasive research so as to create the most horrifying experience possible, tailored to the personal experiences of any patrons that may enter.</i>
Mission Mode: Fend Off The Corruption!
<i>Through no will of your own, you were given a mission. Whether it be transmissioned on youe cell phone (which it would be should you have one one hand), broadcasted to your television or sent to you through a fax machine, a virtual halogram would intrude in the same space as you. The man being projected stood in a gentlemenly manner with his hands behind his back, maintaining an intimidating posture. He furrowed his brow, the round spectacles on his face somehow intensifying his glare. He spoke in a serious, direct way, making no visible movement save that of his lips.</i>
"This message will not repeat, so listen closely. You have been selected for a vital mission, along with a few other candidates assuming they may answer the call. Should you succeed, you will be rewarded with a base compensation of ten million yen. Of course, the transaction will be private, so it will be subject to federal taxation. In addition to this, you may be rewarded based on your efficiency.
As for the actual summary of the mission, you will be required to travel to the Zarutora private institution in the Zeekai district of Cyberhama, the city neighboring Tokyo. All expenses for this trip will be paid, as well as the one back. Your mission will be to defend the school at costs. Should whatever equipment you have not suffice, we will be willing to supply you with whatever you deem necessary at no additional charge.
If I have successfully piqued your interested, you may board the flight at (coordinates) at 5 am tommorrow morning. You may also go just for further inquiries. Forgive the haste, for time us of the essence. This concludes this message."
<i>Should one go to the location disclosed, they will find themselves in the parking lot of an extravagent airport seemingly owned by someone affluent enough to use it exclusively privately, since it had no patrons nor evidence that it ever did, save that of a threatening stranger garbed in a military grade assault jacket showing off the darkest shade of black. Heavy shades obscured his brow, but his solemn lips gave off an air of professionalism. He stood by the entrance, motioning for you to discreetly approach.</i>
Quest: The Introduction
<i>Tokyo, the lively capital city of Japan, was home to millions of lively citizens. Along with the hustle and bustle of everyday life, the city also faced an invisible crisis. Malevolent spirits roam the city like they own it, unseen to all except the bravest who dare to gamble their lives in combat of all who invade this world and scourge the lands as if it were their own. Perhaps the strangest thing about this city was not the prescence of constant threats, but the absence of them. Suspiciously, fewer and fewer demons, yokai and monsters dared show their face lately. It was as if a bigger predator had scarred them all away, one cunning enough to evade detection from both citizens and braves alike. Of course, this was all conjecture and with nothing to go on, the people who normally kept the streets safe were left with nothing to do but twiddle their thumbs and sightsee. Whether this was a blessing or curse was soon to be made clear, as everyone who possessed the faintest trace of bravery in them could only groan as their head began to ache slightly, but just enough to make one feel uneasy.</i>
Virtual City Casual RP
<i>In the border east of Shibuya, the ground began to expand and contort as if a tectonic plate was being moved, albeit no earthquake resulted from it. The land on both sides of the border rapidly drifted further apart, a mysterious digital yet hyper-realistic mass of ground filled the gap left behind. From this floor a city began to arise instantaneously, filled with various brand name stores and businesses such as Cafe Leblanc, the Sun Mall, Game Cave, McDonald's and Burger Kyubey. In addition, one would find that the regular consequences of reality did not appear here, meaning they would not die, even of starvation or being killed.</i>
The MK Infinity Tournament has reached it's finale
<i>With only vague recollection of how he got to this moment, Hikaru stands on the edge of a Colosseum, the rock opposite to him bloody and beaten. Itachi descends from a magic escalator leading straight into the center of the arena. He confronts the victor and stands in front of them, clapping his hands together.</i>
"Congratulations, Hikaru Michi, for felling many opponents up to this point. I suspect you will face many more opponents in the future, and will come out triumphant time and time again. I deem you worthy of going on to face bigger and better trials. Thus, do I bestow upon you the right to attune to the Infinite Messiahs."
<i>He holds out his hands slowly, the tips of the plasma blade appearing out of the palms of his once clapped hands. He then grabs the hilt and thrusts the blade into the ground in front of Hikaru.</i>
"With this light, you shall attain infinite potential. Use it wisely."
Onset Of Oblivion
<spoiler>This will be part of a larger series so I recommend choosing a character you would want to use often</spoiler>
<i>Reports came in about various attacks throughout the nation. Places like Shinjuku, Ginza and Ueno were overrun by various monsters clad in a black goop. The media led the public to believe that the attacks were mere earthquakes, signs of seismic activity supported this as well. However, few perceptive individuals would notice something disturbing in the reports had they access to them. Nevertheless, many seismologists had believed the next attack to show up somewhere in the Shibuya 106 shopping mall. The areas reported to be attacked had sticky black substances scattered around, yet it was too soon after the attack for any further investigation and many who survived are too traumatized to talk about it.</i>
MK Infinity Tournament Round 1: Homura versus Momo
<i>Itachi cracks his knuckles and nervously clears his throat, checking through documents to get ready for the last match of round 1. He calls the combatants who have yet to fight or have finished their match upon the bridge of the heli-carrier </i>
"Homura… I'm sorry. We should've made the risks apparent from the beginning. But, what happened back there only reaffirmed my beliefs; We can't go unrecognized any longer. What we really do is study technology, power and the human psyche in the hopes that we may be able to prevent such unnecessary destruction. -In order to proceed with these objectives, I came up with an idea for where to hold the next match. A world mirroring our own selves… that let lays beyond our reach. If a fight was conducted in somewhere like that, we'd be able to collect immense data to research. We've been keeping tabs from a distance, and I thought you might have the power to traverse such a world. If you're willing, that is."
<i>He holds his right hand out to Homura </i>
Leblanc XIX: The last number
<i>You thought it the end of Leblanc, yet alone numbered Leblanc. But from the ashes, the Phoenix rises. Due to the negligence of Leblanc's previous owners, it got taken over by Itachi's brother, Sausage Naga. Sausage immediately cartwheels towards the fridge and analyzes for random breakfast foods, pouring everything he can into a bowl with orange juice in it.</i>