@apex_predator87: Jacob dodged the slap and sat one of the men up, alive.
"I remember your code, don't worry.
The bodies left are to send a message to not spread vitriol in this city.
I prefer not to kill, but I do what is necessary.
The horrors of war taught me that.
If I revealed myself to early, it would've interfered with your work and training.
I did send the original Apex and others to your doorstep, after all, to spur you on.
I've orchestrated quite a bit of your path.
I knew the world would need Apex always, so I put events into motion years ago to ensure that.
Now that I'm here, we can finally rekindle our flame, even after decades."
After sheathing his sword and putting on his mask, he held out his hand, "Shall we?"