Character Weakness to Senses Manipulation:
As if held by some euphoric enchantment the patrons gyrated and cheered as Vincent flawlessly performed his set. Every soul within the club was in a state jubilant admiration of the man who danced and sang upon the stage, every soul but three.
In a shadowy corner of the club hidden away from the seemingly infectious fervor of the crowd sat three hooded figures engulfed in a brooding aura as they watched Vincent perform "Look at him, up there reveling in their adoration. As if being the Magi of the Stygian Void was nothing but an insignificant title." snarled the thickest of the trio in a voice that seemed come from the throat of a cave.
"He must feel like a god. He has money, talent and power with no one to challenge him....until now" snickered a feminine voice from the slimmest figure at the table "It's a shame that such a handsome man has to die."
The tallest of the group stood up commanding the attention of his comrades "He getting ready to finish, it's time to go" he slid through the unknowing crowd followed by his two allies being careful not to slowdown or draw attention. When they reached the door to the dressing rooms the were met by an abnormally large man dressed in a sleeveless vest that exposed his huge inhuman muscles "No one goes in without permission." grunted the guard folding his arms to show his muscles.
"Will you deal with this Vlad?" sighed the tall figure as he halted his steps.
Without hesitation Vlad punched the muscle bound brute in the stomach toppling him to the ground "Pathetic." without hesitation the group went through the door just in time to see Vincent enter his dressing room.
"Your turn Lily." stated Vlad as he dragged the guard into a dark corner.
Lily threw off her cloak revealing a slim curvaceous woman hugged in a scarlet dress with her blond hair flowing down her back. She strode towards the dressing room only to be stopped by another muscle bound guard who with one touch to the cheek and a whisper to the ear simply marched away from the door. Lily opened the door and was greeted by a blast of smoky energy swarming towards her head "Shit!" she cried as she darted into the room zigzagging towards Vincent as he fired blast after blast.
Vincent prepared one last blast but before he could release it Lily vanished and reappeared behind him quickly placing a large green leech on his neck. Vincent staggered and fell to one knee "What did you do to me?"
In a display of unusual strength Lily lifted Vincent up from the ground and threw him into his chair smiling as her partners walked into the room and locked the door behind them "It's a Mara Leech. As long as it remains on your body you will be unable to sense mystical energy or use that infamous sight of yours, which means you are no longer connected to the Void." answered the tall cloaked man as he removed his hood.
"Flamel!" barked Vincent when his weary eyes fell upon on the silver haired man.
"Yes Stygian. It's me.
Enhanced Charisma: superior
A myriad of emotions swarmed within the room as the three assailants swarmed Vincent’s trembling body. Flamel triumphantly walked over to Vincent and bent his towering figure so that his jet black eyes leveled with Vincent's platinums "You didn't think I simply gave up did you, Stygian? I will become the new Stygian Magi whether you hand over your Magi Seal willingly or through bloody lips."
"Ha!" snorted Vincent "Do you think torture will work Flamel? You obviously have forgotten who I am."
Flamel stood up and ran his long fingers through Vincent’s silky brown hair "Oh I remember. Torture won't work on one who has been to the Stygian Void, especially not you Magi." spat Flamel while he walked away from Vincent "But there is someone who I think will be quite susceptible, and I will enjoy breaking her." Flamel and Vlad exited the room leaving Vincent in the care of Lily.
"You know" sang Lily gliding over to Vincent with an alluring smile "If you cooperate with him we won’t have to kill you. It would be a crime for such a fine man such as yourself to die for a silly title."
"I have no intention of dying or helping you. And it's not just a title"
"Come on Vinny. You know your not getting out of this victorious." giggled the gold haired maiden "I know why you go out on that stage. Why you run this club and work with the Syndicate." she placed her hand on his face and rubbed his cheek "You're lonely. Being a Magi of any domain from the Stygian Void to Valhalla is a lonely, loveless life."
"You have no idea." whispered Vincent behind a mask of sadness.
"Maybe not, but I can help you unshackle yourself from the chains of responsibility." she stroked his lips with the edge of her soft fingers bringingt her lips closer to his "All you have to do is tell me where the Magi Seal is."
He placed his hand on Lily's face and smiled "Is freedom all that I'll get?"
Lily moved her hand from his mouth and replaced it with her tender lips shuddering as their arms explored each others bodies. She was so engrossed in the embrace that she didn't realize that she had knocked off the Mara Leech from Vincent’s neck; so engrossed that she didn't realize the leech floating in the air towards her own neck and landing on her tender flesh. The creature sunk it's fangs into her and she pushed Vincent away desperately grasping at it. By the time she removed it Vincent had already unleashed a wave of black energy that sent her flying through the door.
The Stgyian Sense
Enhanced Senses: superior (rank 2)
"Sorry hot stuff, bimbos aren't my type." Vincent stepped over Lily and straightened his tie as the currents of infinite mystical energies revealed themselves to Vincent; the violet and azure smoke of astral energies, the silver streams of life and vitality, the erratic bolts of emotions and a plethora of energies known and unknown crashed upon him like a massive wave; and he loved it.
He exited the room bobbing his head to the band who's music was now bouncing throughout the building "Now where did those idiots go?" he mumbled as he sensed for trails of their aura to no avail "Hiding your energy huh? You should know better Flamel." the silver iris' of Vincent’s eyes vanished into a ring of darkness that infected the rest of his pupils with a caliginous glow. Before his shadowy eyes the veils of reality disintegrated revealing and tearing dimensions and planes away until the Void engulfed his surroundings.
"There is no hiding within the Void, Flamel." said Vincent to himself as he followed the grey images of Flamel and Vlad deep within the building."
One With The Void
Energy Absorption: superior (rank 2)
Vlad lifted the decrepit body of a janitor with vicious glee moistening his face while he shouted at him "Where is Tiffany old man!"?
"I-I-I don't know!"
"Don't lie to me, I will kill you!" barked Vlad tightening his grip on the elderly mans collar.
"He obviously doesn't know Vlad; put him down so we can move on." sighed Flamel as he frowned revealing every crevice and wrinkle on his face.
"The only part of you that's moving on is that wretched soul of yours Flamel!" roared Vincent amidst the crackling of black energy that started to fill the hallway "If you want the Seal you’re going to have to kill me, and we both know that ain't happening don't we old boy?"
Flamel spat on the floor and turned to Vlad "Tear him apart." after he gave his command he strode down another hallway mumbling strange profanities under his breath.
Vlad dropped the janitor like a bag of garbage and snickered as he threw off his cloak revealing a shirtless body rife with muscles and crimson hieroglyph tattoos that radiated an eerie glow "You ready to die bastard?" the light emanating from the tattoos intensified releasing random burst of energy with each step he started to take towards Vincent.
"Flamel does know how to recruit doesn't he?" mused Vincent unfazed by the violent surges of energy that ravaged the hallway "I wonder, did he ever tell you about the risks of utilizing Makhai Seals?"
"No, and I don't give a damn!" he began charging at Vincent stopping only when he was near enough to throw his massive energy laden fist at him. Each powerful strike he launched at Vincent was easily deflected by the smaller man with ease and with each move deflected grew Vlad's rage and ferocity.
With each attack Vincent’s face morphed into a mask of boredom until instead of blocking the barrage of fists he caught both of Vlad's club like hands "You're not particularly clever are you?" chided Vincent while the brute tried to wrench his fists from his grasps "Haven't you been noticing anything? Look at your tats big guy."
Vlad looked at his arms and slowly descended into a state of bewilderment as he watched the energy within the seals on his body ebb "What are you doing to me!?"
A dark aura formed around Vincent and Vlad's massive body began to shrink and whither "Makhai Seals are like vents taking in and releasing energy in order to enhance oneself. Problem is, it makes it infinitely easier to siphon off that energy especially against a master of Stygian magick." he amidst Vlad's desperate grunts of mercy and relinquished his grip on the now emaciated man.
The Stygian Fiend
Mythic Physiology: superior (rank 2)
Flamel stood chanting ancient Egyptian incantations in front of a large lavender door decorated with numerous black markings and hieroglyphs. Desperate drops of sweat streaked down the worn face of the wizened mystic as he recited spell after spell seemingly to no effect.
"You know Flamel, some people would say you are quite cunning after what you did today." commented Vincent as he stepped into the corridor where Flamel stood "Using those novices to buy time while you obtained the seal was cowardly if you ask me.”
"As if you wouldn't do the same Stygian." snarled Flamel as the door swung open. He turned to Vincent with a deadly smirk while he waved his hands and muttered an incantation in ancient Sumerian. Out of the floor erupted a large black scaled claw which was followed by a large draconic head and eventually the rest of the creatures large scaled body "Have fun." chuckled Flamel as he walked into room and closed the door behind him.
"The bastard messed up my floor." mumbled Vincent amidst the guttural roars of the beast that focused its serpentine eyes upon Vincent with primal ferocity. With a slight smirk on his face Vincent's body slowly transformed into a creature made out of black smoke and cimmerian bolts of energy that began to singe the air around him.
In a sudden burst of savagery the creature darted towards Vincent gnashing its acid stained teeth at him as Vincent floated into the air and landed on his back "Now where is the weak spot on this thing?"
In a fit of rage the dragon flailed around its poison tipped tail at Vincent which only resulted in Vincent phasing through his attacks or deflecting them with bursts of Stygian energy. Vincent began searching the beasts body for a weak point when his foot sank into a supple area of scale-less flesh that sizzled when Vincent’s nebulous foot made contact with it "There you go." he chimed as the rank smell of singeing flesh crawled into his nostrils"
I Am The Stygian
Chi Manipulation: supreme (rank 3)
- Ranged Attack
- Long Ranged Attack
- Area Affect
- Super Area of Effect
- Target Seeker
The smell of burning flesh was soon followed by the frenzied cry of the beast as it began to thrash about the building sending tiles as dust into the air that mingled with ambient mystical energy that bounced around the hallway "Dammit, I just remodeled the building! I swear Flamel is going to pay for this." grumbled Vincent as he balanced himself on the creatures back and plunged his hand into its soft spot sending gushes of indigo blood and charred flesh into the air.
Sapphire blood gushed out of the creature causing his movements become more sluggish and labored until it finally collapsed and breathed its last trembling breath. Vincent reverted to his human form as he triumphantly walked towards the door being careful not to step in any puddles of blood "I swear if any of this stuff ends up on my suit I'm going to be pissed." The door opened of its own volition before the presence of the master of the building revealing an unnaturally large room seemingly made of immaculate white light.
Vincent entered the vast room the sound of his footsteps bouncing off non-existing walls as he scanned the vastness for Flamel. He needn't search long for the coarse whisper of his foe's voice soon called out to him.
"What is this place Stygian?" snarled Flamel; his age ravaged face twisted with each word.
"A pocket dimension that I use for a myriad of reasons, unfortunately the storing of objects isn't one of them." the glowing whiteness of the room withered away from Vincent amidst the nebulous aura that had started to form around him "It's a shame, you are possibly one of the greatest Stygian mystics alive, your death would be a tragic blow to the dark arts..........oh well." with a slight gesture of his hand bolts of energy ripped through the radiance of the room and would have struck Flamel if not for a swift wave of his hand that deflected the attack into the air.
Flamel hissed incantations which summoned an immense cloud of darkness that condensed into the form of a horned cyclops that towered over both men. With an echoing roar the giant charged at with unrelenting speed sending tremors through the area.
Unfazed by the colossal monster Vincent mad a sign with his hands and from them sprang a huge serpent of energy that wrapped itself around the cyclops and tightening its grip until the giant exploded in a blast of shadowy energy. Without wasting a moment Vincent stretched out his hand and began manipulating the energy into chains that wrapped themselves around Flamel. As the last chain fell into place the serpent of energy slid over to the old man hissed sending drops of acidic venom unto his face.
"You know, after so many years one would think you of all people would understand how things worked." sighed Vincent as he began to turn towards the still opened door "There are countless Magi in the Omniverse and while we may differ on a myriad of things from morals to species there is one common aspect to us all. We never chose to become Magi; we were born to become Magi. Without that title and the responsibility that comes with it we are beings without a purpose and are better off dead." with that said Vincent began to walk out of the room with silent pride.
"These chains won't hold me!" barked Flamel wincing as acid fell upon his body.
"I know. Thing is, the door only opens from the outside." Vincent replied as he walked out of the room and closed the door behind him. He began to slowly walk down the dismantled corridor when the old janitor appeared "You know Tiffy, if you're going to walk around like that you should play the part and get this cleaned up."
The janitor chuckled as he transformed into the elegant form of Tiffany "As soon as you look through these papers sir." she replied following behind Vincent.
"Now!? But I'm tired!"
"Well you're gonna have to tell Mr.Styx that."
"Dammit." sighed Vincent defeated.