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Late the next morning, the four Black Paradoxes headed for one of the forested areas surrounding Vytal, hoping to find some Grimm to get their eye in with their Otherworld skills.

One and a half hours in, something else found them.

Mato had just raised her Black Blade to cut down a particularly annoying branch when a blast of light reduced it to ash. Everyone whirled around, weapons at the ready.

Standing some distance away through the trees was a man clothed in black and green. His white hair glowed in the dappled light, giving him the feel of a fae creature.

“I was wondering which fool child had wandered into this forest.” He called over. “But from your power signatures I can see that you are no ordinary humans.”

Mato summoned the Rock Cannon. “Who are you?”

The man raised his head, his green eyes as hard as emeralds. “I am Lirio, of the Seven Apostles. And this forest will be your grave. Seishin toitsu: In!

Mato just had time to think Mental what? before Lirio vanished in a flicker of movement.

Something pricked Saya’s instincts and she brought King Saw around to meet a ballistic ball of green energy. “Oi! Get back here you bastard!”

Mato lit her flame and opened her senses, scanning the trees with her cannon.

A wash of air - no, he was past it.

A flicker near a trunk.

A flash at crown level -


Mato opened fire with a round that exploded on contact, shredding every tree in a hundred foot radius and knocking Lirio to ground level. His landing was solid, but his speed boost was gone.

The white haired man spat at the ground. “Good shot, Kuroi. Let’s see if Yuu can keep up!”

Man and girl clashed violently, supertough bow against heavy metal arms. Yuu growled and caught the bow in her fist, but try as she might she couldn’t crush it. “The hell is this thing made of?!”

“Something something advanced alien alloy.” Lirio remarked dryly as he leapt away, reloading his strange bow with a sound like a super sized shotgun. “You’re next, Irino!”

Saya was all too happy to introduce King Saw to Lirio’s face, but the Apostle kept his distance, hammering her with more green energy bolts that she either blocked or cut through. Eventually one of her slashes opened a tear that she leapt through with a savage yell. Lirio countered by crouching right down and leaping at least five stories into the air.

Ryodan-shiki Eakonka kai!”

 Saya emerged where the Apostle used to be just as the first energy ball came screaming down. “Overheat!”

The balls were batted away with a single swing of King Saw, and a line of tears opened in the air. Saya leapt through the first one and came flying out the second into the third and so on, each tear increasing her speed by a factor of two. The end result of all this was that King Saw made contact with Lirio at roughly the speed of a bullet train, sending him crashing down to the forest floor. Saya flipped in midair and fell back into the tear, coming out at ground level as the dust billowed up from the Apostle’s landing. Saya smirked. “And that’s that.”

“Not quite.” said a voice from behind them. Yomi whipped around and brought her scythe to bear just in time to knock the mechanical bow off course so that the energy ball detonated on yet another tree instead of her head, then summoned her skulls and a chain with a single gesture, forcing Lirio back.

The man executed a low backflip, moved into a roll, and came up looking none the worse for wear. “Hm. You are all weaker than I anticipated. Make sure and get stronger, won’t you? If there’s one thing I can’t stand it’s a lack of challenge. Primeval Jammer!

A small sandstorm kicked up, obscuring Lirio’s form for a moment, and when it cleared, the Apostle was gone.

Mato let out a great huff of breath and leaned on her cannon. “What the hell was that?”

Saya’s face twisted. “He was playing with us. We couldn’t so much as scratch him that whole time.”

Yuu folded her giant arms. “Well, now what do we do?”

Mato dismissed her cannon and turned to the others. “We contact Ozpin-san and let him know what we saw. With any luck, he can find out who these Apostles are and what they’re doing.”




Opzin leaned forward in his seat slightly, attention on the vidscreen set into his desk. “Apostles? I don’t recall any organisation with that name. I’ll have some agents do some digging. In the meantime, head for the forests on the other side of Beacon. Tomorrow’s initiation day and I don’t want you to be seen. Your identities are still technically supposed to be secret, after all.”

“Will do, Ozpin-san. Mato out.”

Opzin sank backwards in his seat, suddenly very tired. Glynda came up on his right side. “Is something wrong, sir?” The grey-headed man rubbed his eyes behind his glasses. “The Apostles are here, Glynda. And if they’re here... then she is here.”

Glynda’s eyes widened. “Professor, you can’t possibly mean...”

Ozpin sighed, feeling the weight of his many years first as a young Huntsman running with his team, then time as Headmaster of Beacon. “Sing Love. You could never be content with staying on your plane of the Otherworld, could you?”

He reached out across his desk and took hold of a white knight, before lifting it up and past the row of pawns on the board in opposition to the advanced pawns and bishop on the black side.

“Your move, Sing.”


Anyway. Short fight, Everyone pitching in, Lirio being his badass lone-dog self. I'm thinking two more bits of the girls in the Forests of Beacon, maybe three, IDK.
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TykkiMikk Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2016
Ass kicking yet? I am waiting to see team.....Mato i will go with for now (till i know their official team name) fuck up the emerald forest and the grim that try to oppose them only to be coming out of it with in pieces. I hope everything is doing fine for you and hope you had a wonderful Christmas and hoping everything in life is going good for you. 
Cyber-Angel-Rowan Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
I am literally three paragraphs from finishing the next chapter. If all goes well it'll be up tomorrow.
TykkiMikk Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2016
Yes!! Please God no bad news to come I want to read that chapter so bad!
Cyber-Angel-Rowan Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2016  Hobbyist Writer

I'm really sorry about the wait, but I just can't get this scene out of my head and onto the screen. I've got the rest of the chap written, I just can't finish the beginning!
TykkiMikk Featured By Owner Edited Jan 20, 2016
It's alright I can understand um is there anyway I can help? 

If it might help try imaging yourself in each characters shoes going through what you have envisioned in your head and hopefully if it works the scene should work as you write it down in detail. (It works for me but i probably didn't explain it too good.)
Cyber-Angel-Rowan Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
I'll paint you the picture:

The girls are strong, but they aren't at the level they need to be. Said level is being able to punch through the alloys that the Otherselves use for armour and weapons. Then this chick shows up with some small pink floating drones who are conveniently made from the stuff! The gang proceeds to use them for target practice, they become capable of busting through Apostle alloy, and that's where I'm stuck. I just don't know how to progress the scene from there.
TykkiMikk Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2016
Hm I see the problem...well lets see about this:

If you were Ozpin how would you go about with the girls now that their able to punch through Apostle Alloy? Let them go to a few classes for a few days or send them off for Round 2 against Lirio? Or would you wait for WRS to make her move first before sending the now more powerful girls at any of the Apostle WRS has thrown?


If you were Matoi (i am assuming shes the leader of her little gang correct me if i am wrong) what would you have the group do bug Ozpin for another chance to go at Lirio? Sit back and relax a couple days and do class work with the fellow Huntsmen in training till Ozpin calls you or until you believe when vacation time is over and go up to Ozpin and politely demand for a mission against Lilro?
TykkiMikk Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2015
Hello its me again Just wondering how you were doing haven't had a update from you for quite sometime was just wondering if everything was alright. Though from your status update a day ago I would say things are going good just all in all everything is taking a while and life being quite busy so yea again just wanted to find out if everything was alright hope to hear from you soon.
Cyber-Angel-Rowan Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
That's basically it; the Christmas Rush is rearing it's ugly misshapen head and I don't have a lot of time to write as a result. Plus, I'm working on something I promised a good friend of mine back in January. But do not despair! Elites shall be written, if not this month than sometime daly in the new year.
TykkiMikk Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2015
Ahh of course I wasn't thinking about the x-mas Rush yeah that'll do it and I understand with what you promised your Freind take your time I can wait however long I must to read another chapter.
TykkiMikk Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2015
Awesome was expecting a bit more but pretty good for a introduction sort of thing the girls weren't over powered yet they had skill to keep up with a apostle who was holding back I really like it I can dig this please update ASAP
Cyber-Angel-Rowan Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
I am VERY NEARLY done with this chapter. It'll be posted in less than half an hour at the time of this post. Things will get weird. Just so you know.
TykkiMikk Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2016
I loved it thank you for the update and again good luck in college
Cyber-Angel-Rowan Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Much appreciated, my friend.
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