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Seeing all form of reaction from the statue, Gryz stopped. So the giving hand is unable to be supported to go up... meanwhile, the healing seem to give a reaction from it. The bear Digimon nodded in understanding. Tetsu, although not as bright as his partner, of course understand the meaning of this. They was about to heal again when suddenly the plant lady from there appeared again.
"Greetings, ladies," Gryz answered back "certainly, we found some clue. It's seem to be a puzzle related to earth goddess Gaia. To cut the explanation short, the left hand is the hand that provides. It cannot be raised, but apparently can be lowered. Meanwhile... trying to raise the other one instead would... make the vortex of that data gone wild... However, we found out a clue how to proceed. Would a healer among you ladies please help me in this endeavor?"
To make it easier to explain, Gryz once again sat on the floor and made a meditating posture before sending out healing energy to Ayaka this time around.
"...Pass around the healing. The Goddess likes peace and encourages healing one another."
Ikkakumon looked on as the other Digimon did their best to solve the puzzle. "I don't have any healing techniques," he lamented, "otherwise I'd love to help out..." It made him a little upset that he was unable to do anything, but he figured that saving his strength for whatever may lie ahead was more pressing.
Oboro was still doing literally anything other than looking at that boring statue. It seemed he was completely distracted for the moment.
Kan would snarl softly as he could feel something drain at him when he attempted to phase through. It would have to be a last resort of all things if he had to escape. He'd of course have to use a stronger form if he wanted to and he really didn't want to waste that on just phasing through things. Shaking his head and letting out a soft sigh the spirit user stood; eyes switching to the only way in or out of the room they were in.
"No point in staying here further."
The spirit user would of course leave the room, seeking to join the others. Not really thinking that the Tsukaimon had anything to really hide. Not really caring if they did. He didn't seem to have any trouble passing through the location as of earlier; the corrupted data still doing it's thing. He quietly entered the center room; noting the others were indeed there. What did he really have to say to them other than the left room had nothing to it? He cleared his throat to gather attention; if any was to be had.
"Nothing of importance in the left room, If any of you have phasing abilities I'd recommend against them as the earth here seems to have a draining effect."
Crystal clear and to the point; that's what they would get from the spirit user. He was on the job and they were allies; so of course they were privy to any information he would be coming across related to this venture... within reason of course.
Now alone Tsukaimon had better understanding of the power within the ruins, he tried to focus. The lesson from the book he really had paid attention to after reading about the ways to appease Gaia was to find out how they healed each other, did it come from the statue itself and if so what kind of ritual did they use or was it some kind of hospital wing slash temple for wounded digimon? (OOC: Please tell me what answer Tsukaimon discovered from the book he just read. This counts as "yes, Tsukaimon wants to read").
With that knowledge in his head, Tsukaimon turned back into a digimon and flew out of the left path. Luck would have it that the next patch he choose to explore was the center path. While you would normally expect Tsukaimon to be annoyed about the discovery that humans were already there among him, he was suspiciously chill about the fact this time around.
The sight of the 20 meters tall statue of Gaia impressed Tsukaimon, then he wondered whether she was a member of the Olympus 12.
While Gryz was busy meditating Tsukaimon flew in and read the plaque on the statue for himself, as it turns out it had some digicode on that he first read now.
The spiraling thing at the center caught Tsukaimon's interest that had to be the strange power he was reading about. Now the question remained, "how could he get it for himself?" Tsukaimon pondered. He can't take it by force and he didn't knew any healing techniques either.
He eventually just sat back and asked while pretending this was all a new experience for him.
"So what is up with the statue?"
Last Edit: Jun 16, 2017 23:13:07 GMT by Devidramon
Post by Colin, Luke & Bellamy on Jul 3, 2017 5:54:07 GMT
(OOC: I'm sorry to Yuu, but, I don't want to hold this up any longer. I'm going to have to skip Mana's turn).
As Tsukaimon read further, he would discover that the digimon that lived here would obtain the data necessary to use their healing techniques from the data within Gaia. They would ask for her blessing to use her power to benefit others, and if their souls were true, this power would be granted.
As Gryz directed his healing amongst his comrades, the right hand of the statue began to steadily descend. It seemed that this was what the book that Kan had read was talking about - that the digimon who made this temple valued healing.
This act in front of the statue seemed to be viewed as a kind of ritual. And so, when the right hand of the goddess was matched with the left, the spinning vortex of energy finally ceased, leaving nothing but a hole. Beyond this hole was another set of stairs leading downward.
However, down these stairs, there was a presence of sorts. Black data poured out of the goddess, as thick as ever. Furthermore, even with the vortex ceased, noises could be heard from within.
It seemed that the source of the corrupted earth was beyond this entrance. It was only up to this group of adventurers to see if they could stop it now...
"Looks like the door has opened," Gryz commented... However, this thing here... he felt like it's some omen to some sort of fight that they'll never get away from easily. He still have no idea if he can entrust his back to the spirit user, but he definitely can't trust his back to that Tsukaimon. If anything, it would make Gryz all the more on edge. He felt like he want to eliminate this guy before he could bring any damage to the party.
"...Tetsu, you go first," Gryz told him. He's not going to let his back unprotected. The boy agreed and walked down the stairs... hopefully... hopefully they'll know what is ahead.
Whatever the children did seemed to have an effect on the statue. Kan would frown slightly as it seemed far too easy. But perhaps it made sense that healing was the answer here. If none of them had healing abilities they certainly would of been toast. Shaking his head slightly the spirit user found himself staring into the entrance. If anything screamed trap it was this; but he had to go along with everything. He was expecting full payment for this investigation that was slowly getting more and more convoluted.
"If anything was a trap, this certainly is. First sign of trouble and I'm popping into a higher tier digivolution..."
With a grumble the spirit user followed after the other two; he wasn't really looking forward to where this no doubtfully was heading. But he had to deal with it; after all this would reflect badly on him if it didn't go through to the end of things...
As tsukaimon had predicted the statue would open as soon as someone tried to help others. Even he valued the power of healing and thus he was very happy when the door opened. "You guys did it, I'm so proud of you." Suspiciously for those who are familiar with tsukaimon he had no problem with letting a human child telling him to stay in the back. He simply nodded and entered the door last, what sorta irritated him was knowing that Kan had an even higher form. Tsukaimon had the feeling that what he was searching for was ahead of him now.
Post by Colin, Luke & Bellamy on Jul 19, 2017 4:33:55 GMT
As the group continued down the stairs, the black data became so thick that it was hard to see more than four metres. Even the light from the luminous wall crystals and fungus was very dim. All it could do was light the steps below their feet and little more.
Eventually, at the bottom, they would come to a large chamber, fifty metres long, wide and ten metres high. The ground below was soil. Not sand, as one would expect, but a hard, compacted ashen earth that was grey in color.
A noise could be heard from the other end of the room. A deep, rumbling noise, followed by footsteps. The black data thins slightly, so their shapes could be seen. Two digimon were present. Their eyes glow red, their hide covered with eerie black digicode. One giant and lumbering, one small and impish. They see you, the ground shakes a little as the large one moves.
Then, at once, the foggy black data disperses, withdrawing into one, pulsating purple sphere at the back of the room. A black shield surrounds it. It would seem that this is in fact the true source of the corruption. And, it seemed, it had two guardians.
They could now be seen in the yellow-red light from the fungi and crystals. One is a Minotaurmon - at least four metres high and bulked with muscle. The other, a Grumblemon, riding his shoulder, standing under a metre in height. A large hammer was held in his hands. But for now, only the Minotaurmon moved. Neither of them attacked, however. They regarded the intruders with a hesitant stare.
"What... you... purpose?" the Grumblemon asked, his voice rasping and slow, as though speaking was a concept he had not used for a long time. "You... replace... us?" he asked.
The further down they got the harder it was to see. Not that it was uncommon for underground, but it certainly wasn't a natural darkness. If this is how the corruption started to affect things around it; it could certainly be problematic if it got much worse. People might not even be able to find the location due to the lack of sight or general senses. After all; was this considered a light corruption? Or a heavy one? More questions for later; hopefully to be answered after inspecting things further.
He'd take in the chamber at the bottom; looking rather bemused by the appearance of the room. The deep rumbling to the spirit user on guard, shifting so that his scythe was held in two hands; eyes narrowing and shifting about in a somewhat concerned manner. The thinning of the data along with the appearance of the two digimon brought a soft snort from the spirit user.
"So it seems this is where our goal lay along with two guardians. I wouldn't be surprised if there were more."
The spirit user would frown ever so slightly stepping past those in the "front" of the group. Looking slightly irritated the spirit user shook his head; tail idly swishing back and forth. They weren't here to replace these two and there was no point in lying about it. Say yes and no doubt they'd be consigned to the corruption all the same. Say no and a fight starts. Would a fight start the first way? No doubt it would. At least not between them and these guardians at least.
"It's safe to say our purpose is somewhat more complicated than replacing you two. I would like to say that my purpose lay right behind where you're standing; that purple sphere that you two seem so keen on guarding. I cannot speak for the others, so I will not. Up to them what their purpose really is here."
He wasn't going to consign the others to a fight; especially if they didn't want to. Tapping the scythe's tailend on the ground the spirit user would grin; running one hand along it's length a soft glow striking up almost immediately when his hand left it. The silver glow intensified, and replaced by it was something straight out of lovecraftian mythos. Standing about two feet taller than the prior digivolution he had been the spirit user raked one set of claws against the other; looking rather bemused. When he spoke it was not of the same voice as earlier, it was certainly much deeper and much more bestial.
"But lets keep things simple shall we? I break you, I get the pretty little purple sphere."
Gryz eyed the Tsukaimon momentarily. He still doesn't get what the hell did he want, but antagonizing people stronger than him definitely a bad idea. Is it why he's just stayed silent? However, he's not a mind reader... and he'd rather stay that way. If he could read that vile creature's mind, just how much will he tempted to kill it? He decided to ignore it for now, this desire to eliminate the greatest threat to their teamwork and instead focusing of what's ahead.
Unfortunately, their descent just showed just how much fouler this place is than he thought. He's attuned to the earth, and all he can think when he saw this is... the earth is crying. Crying, angry, and maybe blaming... he have no idea. The swirl of negative emotions that wells up in his chest as he dwells on it.
"It's getting darker, huh?" suddenly his partner's voice snapped from from his thoughts.
"It's scaree, huh? D'ya wanna hold hands?"
Tetsu offered his hand to his partner, who noticed that the boy perhaps has noticed his internal swirl of feelings. Still, Gryz can't help but to chuckle and gently headbutted him, but not enough to make him fall of course.
"Silly boy, I don't have bipedal paws now."
"Aw, too bad."
He got a small urge to tease his partner for being scared, but it doesn't came out. Instead, he silently thanked the boy for his kindness.
The moment they arrived on the end... Gryz cannot help but to groan at how intense was the corruption. Had Tetsu not snapped him out of his trance, he might would puke now and then. The big bear glared at the two guardians, and then the orb there... The talk about replacing felt odd for the Gryzmon. Who wanted to replace them? Then again...
The other guy seem to answer what he had in mind. Even so, the evolution looks a bit nasty, making Tetsu shudder a bit.
"...What is it, Tetsu?" he asked back, even though his eyes did not leave the two figure.
"...If we kill them... they'll die for real, won't they?"
"...Most likely, it's the case," Gryz answered, pained look obvious on his face. Pang of guilt made the boy looked down, but... Suddenly, almost as if he found light in the depth of this corruption, the boy quickly called out to his partner again.
"...Gryz. Let's go back."
"Tetsu?" he was taken aback by the boy's declaration, but what came afterward shook him even further.
"Everyone! Please buy us time! I'll come back quickly. Gryz have power to heal... and if healing could deal with this corruption, we might could save those two before we take on the source of this corruption! The statue of Gaia... might be the answer!"
Without even caring about the reply, the boy started his dash toward the stairs. He doesn't even care who was it that going to stop him. He need to do what he felt is right. It might be naivety, but the boy's heart screamed at him that he cannot let those Digimons die without being purified. Gryz quickly followed behind, intent on getting this done right.
I would just like to point out that Mana and Oboro have not posted since it was their turns for a while. I'm sorry to have to post this, but, I'm afraid that at such a critical point in the RP, we really do need to continue on with things.
Could both Oboro and Mana please make a post by this time next week? If not, a contingency plan will have to happen.
Oboro stared at the strange Digimon, a little nervous. He hadn't seen anything like this before, and it freaked him out. "Tetsu," he called out as the other boy walked away, "stay alert. We may need Blizzarmon for this one."
Ikkakumon stood between Oboro and the two of them, ready to fight just in case. "We'll hold them off while Tetsu and Gryz try to take care of it!" He waited for a sign of movement before getting into a fight. He didn't know how to deal with these.
As Tsukaimon proceed down the stairs, the mass of black data was getting harder to miss. Surely they were getting close to whatever power this ruins contained. There was still one problem, this power it seems could only be harnessed by those true of soul an ominous statement. If it said "pure soul", it would have been a different story Tsukaimon thought.
This knowledge also meant that when Kan was declaring that he was there to take the artifact, he smirked. Tsukaimon already knew that this was the wrong way to approach the protectors. He hovered at the feet of the stairs waiting to see what ever security measure Kan was about to trigger.