Left around Damian was a towering beacon of smoke, obscuring vision around the Mage (or possibly what was left of him). Before any of the members of Black Widow could confirm the kill, the dumb Dragon Heart Mages decided to launch their own counterattack. First, the hammer girl launched towards Jean with a firm determination to attack. Jean barely gave the attack any meaning, sidestepping with impossible speed before regaining his stance in case the girl had even more tricks ready. Then, a luminous white rope and a scarecrow flew past the head of Piedra, causing a quick glance in the other direction. This moment caused by the decoy gave the sniper a chance to fire one of his specialty bullets, but Smiley- already bleeding heavily from the last
goddamn bullet- wasn't falling for the same trick twice. With movements as fast as could be, he pulled an orb from his own bag of parlor tricks and smashed it. Immediately, a blue shield of energy wrapped around him, the purple bullet's magic power dissipating on contact with the shimmering barricade. "My Shield Orb eliminates magic on contact. I don't carry a ton of those, so don't you bother keep hitting me with your piercing whosiwhatsits!"
In angry retaliation, Smiley pointed in the general vicinity of where the bullet came, a dark red orb appearing by his side, before spiraling towards Vali's approximate direction, a great explosion of heat erupting as the orb hit Mother Earth. The clown doubted the attack would eliminate the rather wise sniper, but hoped at best it would injure him, and at worst would send a message.
Then, the red-haired Mage sent forth several massive clouds of red pepper stuff, causing great coughing fits among the weaker Spiders. Then, several bombs rained down from the sky
. Ignoring where the kid got telekinesis from, and realizing that her ability to raise a rock wall would be limited by time, Piedra instead fired several shards of rock towards the clown, knocking him far out of the way of the explosion, and taking the bare brunt of the bombs herself.
As the smoke subsided, Piedra coughed, her body devastated by the attack. Rock armor wrapped around her skin, hopefully protecting her from future attacks.
Meanwhile, as Smiley was launched aside, Sara saw her opportunity. "Scorpio!""Got it!"
The Scorpion got down on all fours, his metal tail pointing towards the midair clown. "Sand Buster!"
A whirlwind of sand launched towards the clown, engulfing him and blasting him across the hills of Mill Valley. At least for the moment, he was out of the picture.
Jean barely gave a glance towards his injured comrade, taking note of every Mage's skills. "Not bad. Not bad at all."
He applauded slowly. "One removed from battle, one heavily injured. I must admit, you've impressed me. And obviously the Lady in Black as well, considering that she's dispatched one of her best towards this location presently."
Jean chuckled softly. "She was right about you, that's for certain. On the money."
Meanwhile, miles away at the Bat Wing headquarters, all hell was breaking loose. All the store-visitors were running in panic across and out of the building, while the guards were quivering in their boots. Eventually, one of them spoke up. "they're keeping the magic cat with the boss in the back room please don't kill me aaaahh~~!"
he squeaked, quite embarrassing for a 6'4" muscled guard.
A footstep was heard, and then in a blur a man appeared only a couple of yards in front of Glory. He had slicked blonde hair and was wearing a tiger-print robe and wood sandals. His eyes were amber, war-hardened orbs with firm dedication. His mere presence gave the members of the guard a boost in morale, and they promptly encircled the visible Dragon Heart mages. Tiger gave Glory a nod. "I'm afraid this is an area not authorized for individuals without a pass. As Tiger of the Bat Wing guild, I will remove you if necessary."
Tiger raised his hands and rose onto one foot, like some sort of fighting stance, and stared Glory down. "Fighting against an S-Class mage of this guild, you stand no chance."
Boy, how he would be proven wrong.
Meanwhile again, in Kukan's magic world, the Sea Dragon's Tooth guild came into view. The town was small and quaint, and the Guild matched that- the hustle and bustle of activity seen in Dragon Heart was not present in Sea Dragon Tooth, a dull place void of any actual interactions. The Guild Hall itself was similar enough, slightly smaller, looking like a cheap knock-off of Dragon Heart, in fact. Sitting at the bar was a lonely young lady with a brown cloak and a tattoo of a curved fang on her neck. This was Amber Sawkins, Guild Master of Sea Dragons Tooth.
The Master gave a sigh, before taking another drink from her mug. The times were not good, with devastating attacks from the Dark Mage unsettling the Guild's mages, and membership was at an all-time low. Sawkins only hoped a miracle would happen.
Maybe it would.
Viewing the fight from a high point on a cliff, wrapped in a black robe, Eliza Bathery viewed the battle with intrigue. The robe she wore was that of invisibility, so she could view the fight in peace, and wrapped around her neck was a silencing charm, one that would keep her undetected for a while.
She laughed, knowing that nobody would hear her. This was quite interesting, indeed.