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Post by Sylvia and Arata on Oct 21, 2021 18:22:01 GMT
Sylvia sat on the bench in the carriage of the Trailmon, her attention firmly placed outside the car at the passing landscape. She was wrestling with her inner demons, it seems, and trying to come to terms with the events of earlier.
The Bureimon's sword in her grip, the rush of ecstasy, the feel of the wind rushing past her as she dropped. The firmness of the blade buried in a body.
She sighs heavily, her head resting on her palm.
Arata, meanwhile, is over by Kima and rattling off things he used to do in the Server Woods. "It was really fun, actually. I would go in and pick the ugliest flowers to convert into building material for the ol' Honey Base. I dunno where it is now, but that doesn't really matter anymore since I have Nee-san. And yeah! I'd help make the woods much prettier by culling the withered and the weakened flowers!" He was going on, and had been for at least an hour after Sylvia assured him that she was fine.
He didn't believe her.
Soon though, they'd hit the Server Woods Station. And Sylvia wasn't entirely sure where they would end up. This was Blaster's idea... But then again, it isn't like Sylvia had anywhere else to go. Maybe they'd find something that would cement her position in this new world. Kima's a general, after all... And what is she? Some girl with a bug in her system. And as a partner. Oh boy.
Post by ricochet9-Kima on Oct 21, 2021 23:47:09 GMT
It had been awhile since the fight in Tenebrous and though Kima had been listening to Arata chatter about his previous life, the general's thoughts went back to Sylvia as she was looking at the other girl in worry but not saying anything since Sylvia looked distracted and Kima couldn't blame her given what had previously happened with Buraimon back in the Dark Claw nightclub.
Takoda, meanwhile, had been sitting quietly next to Kima while Arata talked his mind on more than just the incident that just recently happened so he hadn't realized Blaster had moved silently closer somehow, though how Takoda didn't know given the mechanical bug's size.
Blaster being the proverbial social butterfly that he was then said "Sounds like ya had a pretty good job before meeting Sylvia, Arata, but it wouldn't be one for me I'm afraid as I have no knack for flowers myself." He then turned to Kima and Takoda and asked "So what about you two? How did ya guys meet?"
That resulted in Kima and Takoda looking at Blaster. It made sense the question would be asked as they would be working together for the same means but boy was this one a toughie. Kima still had trouble wrapping her mind around the details herself. Fortunately Takoda seemed to have things well in hand as he said "I found Kima out in the desert when she had no idea how she got out there and had some help from another tamer named Zack and his FanBeemon partner Marigold but this is where this get tricky. A Jijimon we know sensed her arrival and we are journeying to find members for her army that include three digimon with powers lost from a great warrior who passed his animal powers on to four digimon when a dark digimon delivered a fatal blow to him. I am one of the ones who inherited the power as it was passed to me when I was a baby. The power is called Speed of the Puma. The other animal powers are Ears of the Wolf, Eyes of the Hawk, and Strength of the Bear. They have been passed on to digimon representing those animals respectively. I know this mystical journey sounds crazy for some but since I have had the power since I was a baby there has to be something to what Jijimon told us."
Post by Sylvia and Arata on Oct 22, 2021 1:56:12 GMT
Sylvia turns her head to listen as Takoda rambles on, about mystical bullshit. ...But, Sylvia had to admit there had to be something there, considering that she is literally in another world, inside a living train, going to a forest that her monster partner apparently worked in before he met her.
"Power passed down, huh? Like downloaded? Given that you guys are like... data, I guess..." She finally speaks up, giving a low grunt as she turns around to face Takoda. Arata hovers up and rests on Blaster's shoulder, since the broad metal beetle is big enough.
"So, what? A Bearmon or Gryzmon, a Garurumon, and Hawkmon? They're a dime a dozen in the woods! Maybe we can find them here!" Arata adds in, grinning as best he can considering horizontal mouth parts. Sylvia snorts.
"You Digimon have names that vary from on the nose to obscure puns, and I find I'm rather concerned as to how your names are decided... Really? Garuru? As in, the onomatopoeia for a wolf growl? I take it Bearmon is literally a bear, probably a cub? And... What, a literal Hawk digimon? Yeesh, it makes me almost wonder if humans have named you all."
Post by ricochet9-Kima on Oct 22, 2021 2:19:13 GMT
"It wasn't exactly a download as most digimon know it. Based on what Jijimon told me of that day, the powers split from the warrior when he was dying to and sought new bearers." Takoda explained while Arata landed on Blaster's shoulder without so much as disturbing the former DJ. "Jijimon also mentioned Blaster through a vague vision with the description consisting of a bulky insect with a large horn."
"Wow, what crazy odds that a vision eventually led you guys to Tenebrous. That Jijimon must be awesome." Blaster said with an amazed whistle.
"Well Jijimon also mentioned that the wolf had blades on its legs, the hawk was small, and the bear was large so a Grizzlymon or Gryzmon, depending on where some come from, is probably a good bet. Garurumon is unlikely since that species lacks blades on the legs. As for the small Hawk, Hawkmon might be likely." Takoda said as Arata seemed to be helping them figure out the species of the bearers of the animal powers.
Sylvia's words made Takoda laugh for a moment before he calmed down and said "With some digimon names you have a point. My species name is pretty on the nose too seeing as it's Pumamon. As for the reason for the names, it is likely due to the nature of both the Human World and the Digital World being connected so information tends to make its way between the worlds."
Kima, after being quiet for quite some time, then said "So are you saying this data from the Human World may have indeed influenced how digimon were named? That's crazy to think about."
Post by Sylvia and Arata on Oct 22, 2021 15:45:12 GMT
"I... guess that makes sense. There isn't exactly digital tech without humans inventing it." Sylvia rubs the back of her head before looking out the window. "Oh, looks like we're here." As the Trailmon pulls up into the station, the doors open, and Sylvia steps out. Arata buzzing out behind her and hovering near her shoulder. She takes in a breath and actually feels something of peace. "Wow... So this is what things outside the city can feel like..."
Arata tilts his head. "You've never been outside the city in the human world?"
"Well... I had to in order to get to Tokyo, but that was... about it." She rubs the back of her head again and shakes it. "Don't... Don't worry about it." She hops down onto the platform proper and looks around before giving her thanks to the Trailmon, and seeing so many trees. It was a bit overwhelming to her, if she was honest.
Post by ricochet9-Kima on Oct 22, 2021 22:09:54 GMT
Trailmon came to a stop and Sylvia began heading off with Arata flying off Blaster's shoulder following his tamer. Kima got up next with Takoda not far behind. Blaster took a bit longer as he stopped to say goodbye to the Trailmon before running to catch up with movements suprisingly silent and swift for his bulk.
Kima walked up next to Sylvia and said "I guess you haven't been camping much. Mom and Dad would take me every summer and Dad even taught me how to survive in the wilderness if I have to but I know nothing about Digital World plant and animal life, if there is more animal life than digimon there is."
"Some plants and animals from the Human World exist here not in the form of digimon and can even show up in places humans find crazy." Takoda informed them as Blaster caught up.
"Yeah but the somewhat unpredictable nature of the Digital World can be half the fun." Blaster piped up surprising Kima with how fast and silent he was able to move for his size.
"Be careful out there everyone and thanks again." Trailmon said before the large digimon began moving once again down the tracks to his next stop.
Post by Sylvia and Arata on Oct 23, 2021 5:16:13 GMT
Sylvia rubs the back of her head. "...Let's just say I had to rough it for a while, but there weren't many trees on the way..." She shrugs before looking around. "So... uh... Where do we start then?"
"Let's see if any of my work is still around! I doubt it, but who knows!" Arata grins and flies up higher into the air for a moment before pointing in a direction. "That way! ...I think!"
Sylvia looks at Kima and the others. "...Any objections, General?" She asks, somewhat sardonically. The older girl flicks her wrist and her digivice slides out into the palm of her hand, leaving her to look at it for a moment. "....I still don't know what this thing actually does." She then adds as if an after thought, before shaking her head.
Arata drops himself back down and bounces about in the air, apparently quite excited.
Post by ricochet9-Kima on Oct 23, 2021 5:57:12 GMT
"Fair enough." Kima said not wanting to be intruding on the older girls personal business as she wasn't what one would naturally call the confrontational type. Arata seemed eager to see if his previous work was still up and was seemingly willing to guide them.
When Sylvia asked Kima if there was any objections, Kima said "Since I don't know anything about this forest and Arata seems to, I have no objections to following him. Since he can fly he has use of a better vantage point than we do." When Sylvia brought out her digivice Kima looked at it and said "That one is quite different from mine and I barely have a grasp on xrosses. Maybe it also helps with making Arata stronger too."
Since Takoda had spent his entire life in the desert before he met Kima he knew nothing of this area so he stayed quite his ears flicking as he listened for potential trouble while Blaster moved silently alongside him and Kima. How was a digimon that bulky so quiet? It was not off putting but boy was it puzzling.
Post by Sylvia and Arata on Oct 23, 2021 6:07:32 GMT
Sylvia shrugs. "Alright then, Arata... Lead the way." She motions ahead and Arata lets out a squee before taking off in the direction he claimed. Sylvia moves to follow, occasionally glancing back at Blaster.
"Alright, Blaster-san. You're as tall as a human, made of metal, and probably weigh about as much as 100 of me. How ARE you moving so quietly?" She finally asks. The question had been bugging her too, but nobody seemed willing to call Blaster out on it, so she will.
Meanwhile, as the group enters the forest, something else has eyes on them. Quite a few eyes, in fact. Do compound eyes count as multiple eyes in one structure? Regardless, the group is actively being watched and subtle messages being sent through the woods... And buried master starts gathering his strength. Someone's entered his turf, and he wasn't going to just stand for it. They might take his treasure. He doesn't know what it is, but that doesn't stop him from jealously wanting others to keep their dirty mitts off of it! It's HIS! HIS, Y'HEAR?!
Post by ricochet9-Kima on Oct 23, 2021 6:29:45 GMT
The group followed Arata who squeed in delight while Sylvia would occasionally look at Blaster. The large bug didn't seem bothered by it and when Sylvia asked how he could be moving so quietly. Sure Kima and Takoda had wondered the same but had said nothing as to them it was mostly a curiosity regarding maybe a quirk of Blaster.
"Fair enough question as I'm not exactly a small digimon." Blaster said with his normal pleasant tone not upset in the slightest. He then said "It's quite simple actually. Ya see compared to other Ballistamon I am much lighter than them weighing half the average weight give or take a few pounds. Comes in handy for more than just dancing I'll tell ya that much."
"So that's how you seem fast enough to catch up in a dead run." Takoda said as they continued unaware of any potential danger. Twitching his ears he heard nothing but something felt off that he couldn't place causing his fur to puff up much like a threatened housecat.
"What is it Takoda?" Kima asked seeing the Pumamon's fur puff up but his tail wasn't spiney.
"I don't know but something feels off that I can't place at the moment." Takoda said not one to ignore his instincts.
Post by Sylvia and Arata on Oct 23, 2021 6:43:58 GMT
Sylvia nods gently at Blaster's explanation. Sure, alright, that makes sense. About as much sense as anything else in this place at least. Then Takoda mentions that something feels off in the area and Sylvia shrugs. "...I mean, it's a safe assumption that someone's watching us. Or something. We're in a forest probably teeming with bugs... literally." She points up at Arata. "...See anything up there?"
"Um... I think I saw a Kunemon. Or was it a Dokunemon...? Nothing outright hostile though, Nee-san!" He reports back. Sylvia then shrugs and looks at everyone else. "Besides, what could possibly want to mess with us given that we have numbers on our side?"
She says as the ground starts to shake around them. "O-Oooh boy. I guess I spoke too soon, huh?" Sylvia adds as she sparks her Digisoul around her fists. Above them, Arata lets out a shriek and he dives back down to Sylvia's level, hovering next to her.
"We got company!" He says, as trees rip up around them and reveal a very... very... VERY big Kuwagamon. Clumps of earth and tree root fall from the scarlet shell as the giant bug roars at them.
"THIS IS MY AREA! MY TREASURE! YOU'LL BACK OFF IF YOU KNOW WHAT'S GOOD FOR YOU!"
Sylvia looks unfazed. She looks at Arata. "...What is that?"
"Kuwagamon. Big beetle boy with bigger beetle teeth, Nee-san."
"Champion. Like Bureimon."
"...Let's kick its shit in." She settles herself into a fighting stance with Arata. "Any of you wanna join in? He looks big enough for us to each have a piece!" She says with a grin.
"NO ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF MY WORDS?! YOU BRAT!"
"I was poorly raised, Kuwaga-bug. You hadn't said anything worth acknowledging." Oof.
Post by ricochet9-Kima on Oct 23, 2021 7:01:02 GMT
Yes Sylvia's words made sense as a forest was teeming with life that normally didn't hide itself unless it was sneaking up on prey or hiding from a predator and though Arata said nothing seemed agressive it didn't make Takoda feel any less uneasy. Then the ground began to shake and as Kima began loosing her balance Blaster reached out and caught her his body braced until a Kuwagamon revealed. "Looks like we got ourselves a big one." Blaster said whistling at the sheer size of this champion digimon.
Setting Kima behind him as it looked like Sylvia was seeking confrontation. Blaster braced himself for trouble but then Takoda moved a bit forward looking up at Kuwagamon before he said "We don't have to fight, Kuwagamon. We had no idea we were intruding on your territory and we aren't here to steal anything. I'm sure we can come to an understanding if you'll calm down." Takoda may not of been a diplomat but he kept his voice calm as he tried to diffuse things before it got out of control. Not sure if Sylvia was game with avoiding a fight either but it was worth a try.
Post by Sylvia and Arata on Oct 23, 2021 7:10:00 GMT
The Kuwagamon was less than enthused. "YOU COME INTO MY TERRITORY FOR MY TREASURE!"
"...Well, we didn't know about any treasure, but honestly? Now I kinda wanna see what it is you got, dirt breath." Sylvia grins, glancing into the hole where the giant beetle digimon emerged from. She sees a flash of something yellow that gets covered up by falling dirt. "Arata, fetch!" She commands, pointing to where she saw the yellow.
Arata glances at Sylvia for a moment before shaking his head and flying to do as he is told. But the Kuwagamon swings an arm down and bats the bee away. "STAY AWAY FROM THAT! YOU DIDN'T SEE ANYTHING!"
The bee spirals through the air before correcting himself. "I mean... I really didn't." He would point out, before diving back in to try and see what it is Sylvia had noticed. An arm comes down again, but Sylvia leaps into action and punches the Kuwagamon's arm... Only to find it wasn't nearly as effective as blocking a sword and she finds herself being thrown through the air and landing in a bush nearby.
"NEE-SAN!" Arata abandons his course and instead flies after Sylvia. The human groans and sits up, eyes watering. "...Ow... ow... okay, I definitely can't approach this like that... Ow..." She gets up and winces before dropping to her knees. "...Nope... That was... bad move..."
Post by ricochet9-Kima on Oct 23, 2021 7:31:32 GMT
"Looks like the big guy is in ta diplomacy." Blaster said as Kuwagmon seemed to be not willing to listen to Takoda's attempts to diffuse the situation. Then Sylvia ordered Arata to head for Kuwagamon's treasure so it looked like they had no choice but to fight now.
When Kuwagamon batted Arata away with merely a swipe of an arm sending the FanBeemon spiraling but Arata was able to correct himself in mid air. When Arata made another move for the treasure Kuwagamon took another swing only for Sylvia to attempt to punch the massive bugs' arm only to be sent flying landing in a nearby bush. When Arata flew toward her followed by Kima, Blaster leapt in Kuwagamon's path and said "Doomsday Woofer!" A horrific sound came from the large bugs speaker heading out in a thirty foot radius but those who were allied to him in the fight would be pleasantly surprised that his sound moves would cause them no harm other than being unpleasantly loud.
Kima made it to Sylvia kneeling down to see how bad Sylvia was while digging through her bag pulling out a first aid kit. "Sylvia, are you alright?" she asked looking understandably stressed as she didn't know what else to do other than tend to injuries or form a xros if necessary.
OOC: Doomsday Woofer: Sends a horrific sound through all his speakers causing great pain to enemies in a 30ft radius.(Cooldown of 2 posts) Cooldown 0/2 posts. Sound Buffer: Protects allies from the intense power of his sound based moves.(Combat Passive)
Post by Sylvia and Arata on Oct 23, 2021 7:42:34 GMT
Sylvia grits her teeth, glaring at the Kuwagamon before she sighs and shakes her head. "...No, I'm not. But for right now, don't worry about... ngh... me. Focus on directly Blaster and Takoda." She looks at Kima with a soft grin. "At least I'm giving you a good opportunity for some... leadership experience, huh? Sorry, guess the blood rushed to my head..."
Arata looks worriedly at Sylvia before she waves him off. "Go fight. We pissed him off enough that even if we wanted to run, he'd just come after us. Put him down or drive him off."
The bloodrush. The ecstasy. The blade in her grip.
"...Drive him off." She then says, as she refocuses. Arata nods and turns to fly at the Kuwagamon.
The big beetle roars as the sound blast irritates his carapace, and he turns his attention to the Ballistamon. "SHUT THAT DOWN. THERE'S A NOISE ORDINANCE AROUND HERE!" He roars without a hint of irony as he adjusts his wing covers and flies at Blaster! Mandibles snapping together, ready to try and slice him in two with a "POWER GUILLOTINE"
Arata moves to intercept though with a "Gear Stinger!" From the side, firing his stingers at the Kuwagamon, attempting to distract him and throw him off course so Blaster can counter attack!
Power Guillotine: The Kuwagamon strikes hard with his mandibles in an effort to disable or dismember his opponents. Cooldown 0/3
Gear Stinger - Arata fires many stingers at the opponent like a tiny machine gun.