As soon as Lotus and Faith arrived on the scene, they went to work immediately. The fairy woman played a melody to boost everyone’s morale, while Lotus threw herself at the mass of minions. When she landed, the impact was strong enough to cast her foes into the air. ”Give Beacon a wide berth? If they are wise, they will be the ones giving us room.“
Lotus continued to dive into the minions like this, seemingly with no concern for personal safety.
A small group of magical girls arrived at the scene just behind everyone else. It was evident that they all had to be part of some team. They did not wear matching outfits, but they were mostly black in color and all bore an insignia
on their uniforms. It was difficult to tell who the leader was, as they all seemed to be jumbled together, running as fast as they could towards the fog wall.”Mmmm?“
Faith noticed the girls, but wasn’t quite sure what to make of them. ”Yoohoo! I don’t know who you are, but you picked quite the event to show up to~“
A maid with an eyepatch and a sniper rifle saluted Faith. ”I’d love to stick around and chat ma’am, but the crew needs me elsewhere.“
The maid continued to run after the group as they circled around the outside of the mist wall. ”The Cradle sends its regards.“
She aimed into the mob and fired.”Cradle huh?“
Faith’s fingers never stopped playing her harp. ”The more the merrier I suppose~!“
Su remained silent for the remainder of Chloe’s appearance. Once she was gone, she sighed in relief right beside Helga. She was content insisting to Helga voice her relief, up until she commented on how she would have taken up Chloe on her date if it weren’t for the dark crystal attack. ”Really?”
There were a lot of things Su wanted to ask Helga in regards to that, but there was nothing to gain from making Helga feel awkward. But this served as a reminder of how little she really knew Helga. When Helga was getting ready to charge off, Su raised her hand. ”H-Helga, wait!”
She stumbled over to Helga’s side. ”Um.”
She momentarily averted her eyes. There was a lot she wanted to say, but there was also time constraints with the end of the world scenario on the horizon. Su had learned first hand how quickly a life can be swept away. ”You’re bleeding, don’t push yourself too hard.”
That wasn’t really what she wanted to say, but Su had decided Helga didn’t need anything else weighing on her mind right now. ”Good find. We’ll follow the silver strand.”
It was difficult to tell how appreciative Tonya was for the assistance, or even if she noticed she was getting any. She just growled as the thorns on her bark like skin got thicker and thicker.
Mayra had just received a buff, which was more than enough to rise above Tonya’s metamorphic strength and speed. The only real obstacle in her way was that strange stein that was lobbed at her head. Mayra was not dumb, she knew that the harmless looking stein was likely anything but. The split second question she had to ask herself was not what the best way to deal with such an obstacle was, but what was the most interesting. And to Mayra, the most interesting method was the one that was the most chaotic. Tonya appeared to be circling away from her passively, and Mayra was now plenty strong enough to end the fight whenever she wanted. So it stood to reason that the most interesting thing to do would be to get the stein moving towards her “allies.” That would ensure Tonya wasn’t killed, after all. ‘Incoming!’
She risked melting the stein by using her flames, so she opted to give it a smack with her tail.
The result was not as amusing as she anticipated.
The metal mug violently erupted, throwing metal and slime in all directions. Tonya was able to anticipate her own trap, and opened her umbrella to shield herself from the blast. It wasn’t enough to take out Mayra, but Tonya’s invisibility gave her no opportunity to defend herself. She prepared for a counterattack from the clone, but that left her open to Tonya’s powerful swings. The beacon girl roared in fury, but it was only heard by Lee. To those who couldn’t see, it would seem as if an invisible bull had gored Mayra on one of its horns and ran several feet before bucking her into the air. Mayra was laughing the entire time, but her laugh was pained. Even with all the buffs she received she’d be moving slower for the rest of the fight. ‘Just let me get my second wind!’
she mannaged to utter before she rolled into one of the open graves. Tonya turned to Emily and began to charge. Alexander’s keen eye for observation would reveal her position. Tonya was invisible, but she was stomping down the grass as she ran towards Emily. He could see Tonya’s footprints and spot exactly where she was running. Could they end things before more people got hurt?
Katarina’s attention was squarely focused on the killing blow roshambo match and wherever Regina was. As a result, she was taken by surprise when tony pounced on her. She had just enough time to place her bow between herself and the black cat’s massive paws, but was still knocked onto her back. She then had to slide her head side to side as it attempted to impale her head on one of its tentacles."Whoa! Sorry about that!"
Lupa’s clone came hopping over to the tiger and smashed into it the side of it. It was enough to roll the tiger off of Rina. "I can’t run very fast with these kangaroo legs."
The tiger roared, and its form got bigger. The imp rider simly laughed in delight.“Oh shucks!”
Mika’s knees were quivering. “What are we going to do, Sil? Is there nothing I can do?” ”Relax pipsqueak! The cavalry is here!”
Abigail lead the other magical girls who were fighting her into the area. ”I’m sure we can do something about you frie-”
Her eyes narrowed. ”Wait, is she on our side?”“She saved me from a knight, but she was wounded.”
Mika flicked her ears. “Can you guys do anything to get her back into the fight?”
Sammy watched as the entire crypt raised into the air. ”It’s finished!?”
She pointed at the crypt. ”Damn you Beacon! I’ll never show you mercy again, for as long as I live!”
With a sigh she sunk to her knees. About ten or so cats marched out of the darkness and surrounded Sammy, who could do nothing by cry under all the stress. ”Are we too late?”
Su and Helga had arrived just a few seconds after Chloe. ”There’s too much going on, I can barely take it all in.”
Su scanned the warzone. ”Looks like Lily is here, and she’s surrounded by friends as usual. And Mika’s there too? I wanted to delay my next encounter with Lily.”
She turned to Helga. ” But I might not have a choice. I’m going to get in the air, stay safe. We don’t know who half of these people are.”
Su flew into the air and flew towards the group surrounding Mika, throwing the occasional wind gust at the imp mobs.
Once Elroy slammed into the ground, the train remained standing like a true “tower of carnage.” What many people might have found strange about the attack was the lack of any sort of explosion. It just slammed into the ground and stood there, without disturbing anyone else. As soon as Penny powered up her killing blow and closed in for the kill, she could hear a voice under the scrap of the train."Yoink!"
Penny’s rainbow colored sword collided with the furious explosion of the tower of carnage. The train was consumed in multicolor lights, while Penny was bombarded by onyx sculls. the tower was utterly destroyed by the impact, and an untransformed Penny tumbled away from the blast sight, too exhausted and wounded to do much more than crawl. Her left eye had swollen shut, and she was pretty sure something
broke in her right arm.
All around her pieces of metal rained from the sky. Pieces of the tower of carnage, as well as her former shell. It took a few seconds for the debris to stop falling, and one of the last items to do so was one of Elroy’s arms.
Regina shadow stepped over to Penny’s side, but she wasn’t paying any attention to her. Her attention was focused squarely on the arm before her. With a trembling hand, she reached out for her brothers arm. She prodded it with her fingers, as if unable to accept the fact that it was real. Or maybe what was hard to comprehend was that it was no longer attached to a body. "Disgusting!"
She took a step back. Her teeth were chattering "What’s wrong with this world? It’s Disgusting! Nobody wants what they have, no one gets what they want, and, and-"
Her eyes started to glow yellow, which made her long, black irises more visible. "Once they get what they want, their desires change again! It’s disgusting! It’s disgusting!"
She looked over her shoulder at Penny.
Regina’s body was wrapped in a cocoon of darkness. The shape swiftly grew, soon becoming larger than a train, then a small house. At last the dark bindings started to tear as wings and tail started to poke through it. Then with a bestial roar, the pale queen
tore free from the cocoon. "Suffer!"
The dragon’s mouth swung open and she blew black flames towards Penny. Without any sort of protection, Penny would surely perish.