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(Dropping the beginning post of the Naadus Subplot for tomorrow.)
On the other side of the Infinite Gate, everyone would arrive at the Eternal Realm’s lush plains, but the ground was tainted by a ritual burned into the ground. A pentagram strewn with symbols previously unseen. A barrier surrounded the ritualistic circle. Various forms of dark magic swirled around it as Adrestia stood in the center with Lust right behind her, the Sin’s hand caressed Adrestia’s cheek.
“It’s time for your awakening, my dear,” said Lust as she had a sinister grin. “My dear Queen of the Banshees, worshipped by the damned of the Earth. Stolen from the depths of the Underworld and forever a prisoner to limbo between life and death. Your home, your life, face reality and bring forth who you truly are. Your true name.”
Adrestia could barely speak. “My... name?” Her voice trembled.
“Deirdra Calliope,” Lust spoke as she vanished from behind her.
Adrestia began to float, her white dress’ loose ends moved in waves as she became otherworldly. Her dark hair turned into a silver hue and a red line appeared from the ends of her eyes down her cheeks as if to give the illusion of a trail of bloody tears. She let out an ear piercing scream toward the Travelers.
Theme of Deirdra Calliope, Queen of the Banshees
“Give me a break...” Xander was already in a fighting stance, along with the others as various ships breached the Realm’s atmosphere and impaled the ground alongside Deirdra.
An army of Taranai, creatures of four arms, two legs, and wolflike with four eyes, seeped out in waves. They stood across, waiting for Lust’s order to attack. The Sin herself stood across the battlefield from Xander and Blaise.
“If you once thought you were suffering before,” proclaimed Lust. “Allow me to show you its true meaning!” She drew her blades whip as Wrath’s Blade came down from the sky and she held it in her other hand. “Prophets, Travelers... Different titles, same purpose. All shall give in to their temptations,” she said sadistically.
“On my command,” said Xander to the others. “Don’t hold anything back. Lust is too dangerous of a target for any of you to handle right now, leave her to the Prophets. The rest of you... take out her army and the Banshee, work together and don’t split up unless you have to,” he took a deep breath. “Watch each other’s backs.”
“Xander,” Blaise looked at him. “You felt that too, didn’t you?”
Xander nodded. “It was like... billions of lives cried out for help, but they were silenced in an instant when that girl changed.”
“Even with our numbers we can’t handle everything,” Blaise pointed out. “All of you,” he glanced back at everyone. “Like he said, unleash everything on her army.”
(Current Prophets present: Xander, Blaise, Arashi, Reilly, Maya, Sylvie, and Blaze)