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Destiny Colosseum

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It felt like it'd been ages since the time when Starr had seen Brisa, Icetales, and Cynthian go up against the so-called 'timekeepers.' Originaly she thought she'd be filling in for Brisa in the rematch, but she ended up filling in for Cynthian instead. She wasn't used to having teammates playing defense alongside her in the colosseum. But hey, made her job easier--and being a fire-type was convenient here.

"They might've scraped a win last time, but they're not gonna be so lucky a second time," Starr said, flashing a confident smirk at her teammates.

Starr entered Lithe Stance!
- Starr used Sunny Day!
- Starr used Radiant Adrenaline!
- Starr used Shadow Complacence!
- Starr is winding up.
Δ Stats: +4 Atk, +4 Spd, +6 Eva
Δ Stamina: -90
Δ Corruption: +7/7
Δ HP: Set to 62.5% (5/8)
Δ Misc: +1 Protect, +Sun
 

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Balm's Ambition!
Balm gained Resolve at half HP! Something else is being prepared...

Cepa's Timeskip! Attacking Cepa will result in -1 action for that unit next turn!

Balm: 10,000
Cepa: 20,000

"I wasn't too surprised to see you challenge us again," Balm said. The Sceptile wasn't hiding that divine aura about him this time, and the gear-like charm just below his neck shined bright.

Floating next to him, Cepa giggled and said, "You know, he's been excited for a battle like this. Have you gotten strong enough to take us down for real? I guess we'll see!"

"Show us the power you used," Balm said, "to fell the crisis we couldn't!"

Balm opened with Acrobatics against Starr, but Icetales blocked it and dodged!
Balm used Leaf Blade against Starr, but Icetales took it for 118 damage!
Balm used Divine Flux, gaining 2 Evade, 2 Accuracy, and +1 action next turn!

"Balm knows how you fight," Cepa whispered, glancing at Starr. "Time to stop you in your tracks! You can't hide forever!

"We need to focus on that one next," Balm said, glancing at Icetales. "If you leave him to his own devices..."

"So tough...!"

Cepa glanced at Brisa and prepared Future Sight...!
Cepa pointed at Icetales and a horrible aura surrounded him. Icetales resisted the Heal Block!

Brisa: 321
Icetales: 1,322
Starr: 537

Balm: 10,000, 50% Resolve
Cepa: 20,000
 
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Brisa shifted smoothly into her zeraora form with a shiver of satisfaction. With Starr taking point offence, she'd be looking after herself more than usual – almost like a solo match. She closed her eyes, and let the plasma flow across her body, restoring her energy in a dreamlike ecstasy. With this, she didn't have to worry about getting sucker-punched at the opening of the fight. With Icetales' words ringing in her head, supercharged plasma rushing to her claws and a ferocious grin on her face, she struck out with an Arcstrike – the dark energies melding with Starr's bright ones, two counterparts becoming greater for their union.

Gods, she fucking loved Colosseum matches.

Brisa Unleashed her Tenacity!
Brisa focused deeply...
Brisa used Rest...
[150 bp, +7, SE, Stab, Guts, HH, Charge, 300 Para]
(Brisa used Sleep Talk!)
Brisa used Void Arcstrike against Balm! It reacted with Starr's energy and became Fusion Arcflare!
Δ Stats: +4 Res
Δ Stamina: -124, then +142
Δ Corruption: -20/+48
Δ HP: 150%
Δ Misc: -1 Charge, +Unleash, +Super Sleepy
 
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Hell yeah. None of their moves could put a scratch on Starr with Icetales standing there like an impenetrable wall. And none of their attacks had put a dent in him either. Sure, there'd be a lot more hurt going around once Balm pulled that ascension trick of his, but at least they could enjoy themselves in the meantime. And getting to unload a shitton of attacks was nothing if not satisfying.

Starr unleashed her Resolution!
[+10, Link Boost 1.2]
- Starr used Sweeper Leech Life! [SE/UE, HH]
- Starr used Leech Life on Cepa! [UE]
- Starr used Umbral Insolence! She lost some HP.
- Starr used Sweeper Fusion Arcflare! [STAB, SE, Blaze, Sun, Reckless, 150bp]
Starr's Resolution let her keep going!
- Starr used Sweeper Eterna Z-Burst! [+12, STAB, UE, 176bp]
Δ Stats: +2 Valor
Δ Stamina: Set to 50%
Δ Corruption: 0/0
Δ HP: Set HP to 50% [Z-burst], then regain the Insolence HP (x1.5), then -25% [Resolution]
Δ Misc: Due to Leech Life, the HP amount pocketed by Insolence is unknown. Guardian: Icetales
 

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Balm was fast, no doubt, but Icetales’ defensive skills were even faster!

He bolted to intercept the incoming assault, his movements elegant and his body firm. The blade of grass struck him at full force… and yet, he didn’t even flinch nor yield. A lock of fur was blown away by the sudden snowstorm, and the fox simply smirked.

“Heh. This is merely the result of the training as a butler and member of Team Spectrum, my dears.” His grin widened. “But this humble Ninetales has more tricks to show!”

With a surge of Blacklight, his body shifted into his daemonic shape, with darkness and light pooling from his entire being.

“Behold… my magic talents!”

A phantom fox striking Balm, and the Radiant energy invigorating Starr and Brisa. He turned to the latter. “Well, Brisa! Thou art a tough warrior, so show them thou can resist whatever they throw at thee!”

With the encouragement out of the way, he took a deep breath to keep his Blacklight in check. Once more ready to take on any incoming strike.

Icetales Unleashed his true power! He is now a Cosmic Warlock!

Snow Warning! Icetales summoned his ice powers!

Icetales keeps his Guardian Stance! Starr is untouchable!

• Icetales focused deeply…
• Icetales used Void Wraith on Balm! [+300 Freeze]
• Icetales called out for Brisa! Her Resistance rose!
• Icetales used Radiant Cheer on Brisa and Starr! Their next strikes get a Helping Hand!

❄️ Stats: +144 HP
❄️ Stamina: -115
❄️ Blacklight: +7 Rad / +58 Shd
❄️ Notes: Diamond Dust
 

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Brisa and Starr's Fusion Arcflare dealt a total of 8628 damage to Balm, triggering his Resolve!
Against Cepa, Starr's dealt 3999 damage!

Starr's Leech Life dealt a total of 2586 damage to Cepa and 1649 to Balm, healing her for 423 HP!
Starr took massive damage in recoil from Arcflare!

Starr's Z-Burst dealt 2951 damage to Cepa!

Cepa used Divine Rewind, undoing the 3999 damage against herself, but it wasn't enough to save Balm from his Resolve!

"N-nghh..." Balm staggered back, but nodded to himself. "I see how this will be... Fine. You're far stronger than before, but... that doesn't mean it'll be easy for you to win! Even as you get stronger, so will I!"

"You go get them, Balm!" Cepa cheered, flying over his head as his new, steely armor coated his body. The gear's brightness was hard to look at.

Cepa used Safeguard, dampening the application of status effects!
Brisa took 98 damage from the Future Sight!

Balm used Divine Timekeeper! His form changed dramatically! He gained +5 Divine Protects and his base actions went from 3 to 5!
Balm feigned a jab at Icetales, breaking through his evasion!
Balm used Flash Cannon on Icetales, dealing 305 damage!
Balm used another, dealing 300 damage!
Balm prepared Solar Blade!
Balm used Divine Flux, gaining more Accuracy and Evasion as well as another Action next turn!

Icetales is Staggered!

Brisa: 1,003
Icetales: 835
Starr: 1,075

The true battle just got started, the two Timekeepers fighting side by side. Cepa seemed to be well under her weight class... but she could still be trouble, too, it seemed.
 

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[Flavor coming soon! Just imagine Icetales resting for now, like a male Snow White~]

Icetales keeps Guarding Starr from attacks! Menacingly!

• Icetales used Psych Up on Brisa! He synched with her Resistance!
• Icetales used Aurora Veil, reducing damage from incoming attacks!
• Icetales used Rest! He restored all his HP and some stamina!

❄️ Stats: HP set back to 1.440; +5 Res
❄️ Blacklight: +30 / +30
❄️ Stamina: +47
❄️ Notes: +Super Sleepy
 

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"Bringing out the big guns early, huh," Starr muttered under her breath. Then she smirked. "Fine by me."

Still, she could feel the Celebi's weird time bullshit slowing her down. She'd have to pace herself. There'd be an opening for a big hit, and she had to be ready to take it.

- Starr used Power Trip on Balm! [+12, STAB, 44 stages]
- Starr used Power Trip on Balm!
- Starr focused out of her Unleash.
Δ Stamina: -144, then +66 [Second Wind]
Δ Corruption: 0/0
Δ HP: -
Δ Misc: Guardian: Icetales
 

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Shit, here it came. Balm's ascendant form came with finesse over the flow of time. Last time he used that trick, Brisa bit the dust pretty much immediately, and it took Cynthian goin all-out to get through his barriers. But she was tougher now – and strong enough to try something impressive.

She drew in her senses as her teammates and opponents alike danced in combat, knelt on the sands of the Colosseum, and willed her Blacklight to ebb, her lightning to coruscate, and her muscles to exert themselves harder than ever before. Ben had said it was like flying. Aria had said you had to be willing to break yourself from the effort. She could do that. She could do that.

"Foretell this," she whispered.

Brisa's Tenacity is changing...
Brisa used Lightning Speed!

One instant, she had her paws in the arena dust. The next, she was in a dozen places at once, striking faster than she'd thought possible. Balm's shields went down like goddamn paper targets; his evasion crumbled against her matchless velocity. He'd be left wide fucking open for Starr, just as she'd hoped for. It hurt like hell, but... Skyfire and thunder, that was fuckin' worth it.

Brisa's Eternal Spirit is burning!
[+7, Guts, NVE, Stab, Charge, 300 para, Shieldbreaker!]
Brisa focused deeply...
Brisa focused deeply...
Brisa used Umbral Overcharge! Brisa used Electric Extreme Speed 3! [Crit]
Brisa used Sleep Talk! Brisa used Electric Extreme Speed 3!
Δ Stats: -
Δ Stamina: -0
Δ Corruption: -50/-16
Δ HP: 150%
Δ Misc: -Super Sleepy
 

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Starr's Power Trips dealt a total of 3323 damage to Balm!
Brisa's Overcharge Extreme Speed destroyed Balm's barriers, and the second strike dealt 1662 damage total!

Balm is Staggered!

"Urgh..." Balm knelt down briefly, off balance.

"Balm!"

"No, don't undo it. It takes too much time!" Balm got back up. "They're outpacing us. We need to stop that healing, now."

"But their wards... Nothing I can do will..."

"Lend me your strength," Balm said. "I may use energy attacks more..." His blades glowed with a paler, greenish energy, "but I can still sense his weaknesses. Perhaps his physical resilience is... weaker."

"Now or never..."

"Break through!"

Cepa loosed a jab at Icetales, breaking through Icetales' evasion!
Cepa flew toward Balm, ready to Help him out and protect him!

Balm's Solar Blade dealt a CRITICAL 375 damage to Icetales!
Balm and Cepa teamed up for a Fury Barrage! Fury Cutter x5!
The first hit Icetales for 65 damage!
The second struck for 123!
The third slashed for 183!
The fourth smashed for 244!
The fifth decimated for 325!
Icetales is triply Staggered!

Brisa: 1,101
Icetales: 126
Starr: 1,075

Balm: 10,015, Guardian: Cepa
Cepa: 14,463
 
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Brisa's fists and windpipe clenched with anticipation as the onslaught reached its peak – yes! Icetales made it through! He was hurt bad, but he'd be fine, and that...

That meant they'd as good as won.

"This is our moment, y'all – let's dust 'em," she drawled. She took a breath, and vanished into six strikes flat out. Faster than the goddamn wind.

[+11, Guts, NVE, Stab, HH, Crit, Charge, 300 para]
Brisa used Umbral Overcharge! Brisa used Lightning Speed 3 against Balm!
Brisa used Lightning Speed 3!
Brisa saved her stamina...
Δ Stats: +4 Atk
Δ Stamina: -185
Δ Corruption: +30/+64
Δ HP: 150%
Δ Misc: -2 Charge
 

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The veil of auroras shattered; furious swipes brimming with bug energy racked across Icetales’s entire body; golden and dark fumes spewed from his gashes, the cosmic matter ripped apart by the vicious combined assault.

Then, it all ended. It was so fast that the fox had barely the energy to whimper in pain.

Stars and blurs filled the Ninetales’ vision, his mind tethering between consciousness and subconscious. He felt a shadowy presence inside of him, giving him just enough strength to stagger back to his feet.

“Ha… haa…”

He smirked through his pain, the cosmic winds whirring irregularly. “A-aiming all your efforts… into taking down the wall. How… ha, clever. Well… It is our turn now…”

Radiance flickered around his body, bathing both Brisa and Starr with a powerful golden light. He turned to his companions, grinning with confidence.

“Indeed, Brisa… Unsheathe thy claws… and show them thy incredible attacks!”

Icetales took a deep breath and winced. He couldn’t focus enough to summon his healing energies. That left him with one option…

He sped forward, Radiance and Shadows trailing behind him. The two opposing energies converged into his core, his body brimming with an explosive aura.

They tried to take down the wall? Fine. He was going to try the same trick on them!

“Behold, Miss… The raw dark power of a supernova!”

And he unloaded all his stored energy into the other defender, taking some relief from the darkness soothing and reassembling his body…

• Icetales called out for Brisa! Her Attack rose!
• Icetales used Brilliant Inspirit! He empowered Brisa and Starr!
Icetales’ Eternal energy is burning!
• Icetales used Eternal Z-Burst on Cepa! It’s super destructive! [+8, Special, STAB, HH, Sure Crit, UE, BP 133]

❄️ Stats: +2 Valor; HP set to 480, then +72 [Dust]
❄️ Stamina: Set to 250
❄️ Blacklight: Set to +30 / +30
 
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Starr braced herself for the worst as Balm unloaded a ridiculous flurry of strikes too fast to see. But at the end of it all, Icetales was still standing. Holy shit.

So Balm was being shielded by Cepa now? That was fine.

"We'll just take her down first," Starr muttered, letting her claws blaze with flame.

Starr unleashed her Resolution!
- Starr used Umbral Insolence! She lost 860 HP.
[+12, STAB, SE, Blaze, Sun, HH, LB 10%]
- Starr used Sweeper Flare Blitz! All hits went to Cepa! [Reckless, Crit]
- Starr used Sweeper Power Trip! [44 stages]
Starr's Resolution let her keep going!
- Starr used Sweeper Power Trip! [44 stages]
Δ Stamina: Determined
Δ Corruption: +30/64
Δ HP: 125% (no change)
Δ Misc: When Cepa falls, remaining hits on Balm are neutral, not SE.
Δ Turn Order: Icetales (except Z-burst) > Starr's first 2 strikes > Brisa > Icetales Z-burst > Starr's final strike
 

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Starr's Power Trips Flare Blitz dealt a total of 18113 damage to Cepa, knocking her out!
Brisa's six-way Lightning Speed dealt a CRITICAL 7329 damage to Balm!
Icetales' Z-Burst dealt a CRITICAL 2113 damage to Balm!
Starr's Power Trip dealt 4324 damage to Balm!

The impacts left half-circle shockwaves in the dirt this time that trailed all the way to the audience stands, cracking the stone. Cepa had been knocked away from the first volley, and Balm tried to crouch to protect against the rest, but was sent flying backwards by the combined force of Icetales' burst and Starr's last strike. He slammed into the wall, leaving an impact crater of his own, as he fell onto all fours. It seemed strangely appropriate in his new form, like he was growing accustomed to it, until the limbs gave out and he fell.

"Looks like... we've been outpaced," he grunted as Incineroar called the match to a close.
 

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The flames cleared, the dust settled, and both of their opponents were down and out. Starr, Brisa, and Icetales were all standing. And man did it feel good.

Incineroar announced them as the winners. The crowd went wild. Starr flashed a toothy grin at her teammates and said, "Hell yeah."
 

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Brisa blew out a long breath. Yeah, okay, that was another solid win. Sure was nice to go up against legendary 'mon and still have your goddamn bones intact after.

"Good fuckin' show all 'round," she declared, panting. Holy shit, she could use a rest. After that excess of speed, she felt downright lightheaded.

With the standard pawshakes and kudos exchanged, and a firm clap on the shoulder for Starr as usual, Brisa tilted her head at Icetales.

"How's it feel t'get it right this time, huh?"
 

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Icetales took many deep breaths, a thick mist seeping from his jaws and the cosmic matter fading away. What it left behind was a pretty roughed up fox, his mismatched pelt looking even more blurred out as silver locks mixed with black and black with silver.

“I… I must say,” he drew another last breath, then turned to his comrades, “that it feels plenty good. Physically drained, but good.” He lifted his paw and his fingers moved slightly to resemble a thumbs-up. “Excellent work as usual! I am feeling most proud of having claimed victory with you two!”

And after Icetales and the others gave the final greetings and compliments and parted ways to take a proper rest (and some proper medications in Icetales’ case), he stared at the sky. Petals of clouds adorned the azure firmament.

We won, my dear. We won.

<><><>​
 
R17: Nihil

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Another day, another match. This one was apparently an important one for many, and not just Team Spectrum. Reshiram and Zekrom had taken time out of their schedules just to attend the fight and to watch how it would go--the first true battle Kyurem would have had since her fight against Team Colada so long ago.

But as the gals headed into the Colosseum for their next big fight, there was a dark flame in the passageway that divided them between the fight and the halls.

Diyem.

After some of the usual pleasantries that he often shrugged off, their leader got to the point: "Be careful. There is something... different about her. I'd suggest battling cautiously until you know what she is capable of. Don't waste your energy... Treat it like traveling through a snowstorm."

He walked past them so he didn't keep them from the match.

"I'll be watching in case something unexpected happens."

He didn't elaborate as he left, and the crowd's buzzing excitement beckoning them.

The crowd had a lot of large bodies this time. More than usual. Reshiram was in the stands, reading a book that seemed unrelated to fighting until the battle began proper. Zekrom was sitting next to him, charged with the energy of the crowd. Diyem, as promised, walked through the crowd to sit next to Eien. On Diyem's other side was Owen, who had a more serious look on his face than usual. Diyem closed his eyes, looking down, and said something. Owen, not looking, murmured something back; he must have read his lips, but his eyes were focused on Kyurem.

The moment Starr and Brisa walked into the field, their breaths clouded the air in front of them, particularly Starr. The whole arena was already a frigid temperature, just from Kyurem standing there. She was munching on frozen cookies. The last of them, it seemed, held in her tiny hands as she popped them into her jaws with practiced ease. Her empty, yellow eyes gave no indication of who she was looking at, if anyone.

"And here they are, the trio of Team Spectrum!" Incineroar called, raising his arms. Fog practically radiated off of him. "Are we ready for another battle?! This time between Team Spectrum and the Empty Dragon herself! A truly rare sight to see in this arena!"

"Hello," Kyurem greeted. "So this is what the Colosseum looks like in the middle? So empty..."
 

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A weird chill hung in the air as they entered the colosseum, and not just from the cold. The three of them--Starr, Brisa, Astrid--they'd already beaten two Legendary dragons. Facing a third shouldn't have been any different. But this one gave her the creeps. Not to mention Diyem's ominous warning and Owen looking like a statue.

'Treat it like a snowstorm'? Well. Good thing she planned on pacing herself.
 

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Brisa loped into the Colo feeling absurdly conscious of everything at once. The gravity with which the battle was anticipated, the balance of the strategy they'd drilled, the pressure to go three for three and end the Tao Gauntlet on another victory... Even the goddamn way she walked.

They'd prepared as best they could. It'd play out how it played out, and their strength would show through.

"Time fer another spectacle," she said to her teammates, with a brave grin on her face in the face of the gnawing cold enveloping them.

"Let's make 'em proud."
 
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