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Although the Blood King had the appearance of a boy in his teenage years, Konrad knew that this being was much older. Over his long life, Konrad had met other immortals, many of whom had taken younger forms when it was necessary to blend in. This seemed to be the case when it came to the leader of the demon horde. Not many would expect an innocent-looking young man to be a threat in a town like this, especially those he was hunting.
"Why a cult of vampires..." As those words lefts the Blood King's mouth, Konrad's full attention was brought back to the conversation. It seemed that the vampire menace had indeed returned, causing more death and suffering within the Bavarian region as they had done over several centuries. This time, the vile parasites had meddled with a power they could not control, bringing more powerful servants of darkness to further taint these lands.
Konrad carefully listened as this new adversary finished explaining the meaning of his presence here then quickly changed the subject, theorizing on Konrad's involvement in all of this. The blood mage was extremely accurate on his assumption, while also shedding some light on the true identity of the mysterious woman that now resided within his castle. Who knew what she could be doing there with no opposition. Konrad would have to save this town faster than expected than lay siege to his own home. He gritted his teeth in frustration from the sudden turn of events, there were many things that the ElusiveStorm hated, and being manipulated to one's end was number one on that list.
"Depending on what you say, I will decide my next action." The Blood King announced as if he was in control. Konrad shook his head, no one held sway over the Duke of Bavaria. However, he was currently outmatched. His six ARCryns would be destroyed in seconds and himself brought down soon after, if a fight were to erupt at this instant. He was in fact, a shadow of his former self, only retaining a fraction of his total power. To buy more time for his heart to generate enough bio-electricity to turn the tide of this near defeat, he would have to indulge the Blood King.
"You have almost exactly guessed what has occurred here. A young woman did appear outside my strong hold, seeking my aid against an attack on this town, which does fall under my jurisdiction. I originally thought that the vampires were the cause of all this destruction but..." Konrad raised his arms out to either side, looking around at the vast demonic host that surrounded. "It was your creatures that has caused this." He then took a step forward, dropping one arm and pointing the other towards the Blood King. "Now I have another question for you. I know that not all of the humans who live here are not involved this this vampire, demonic cult you have mentioned. So what have you done with those innocent people? Take care with how you answer, as It too will reflect on how I act." Konrad's voice had grown loud and powerful, energy visibly surged from his fast-beating heart towards all points of his body. His anger his increased the energy regeneration speed that would normally take hours, he only needed minutes to become once again, the powerful elemental mutant he was renowned as many centuries ago.
Finally the meet and greet. I'm glad it took this long so that we could establish the tone. Now the fun begins.
With an upward slash, Konrad had dispatched another demonic adversary. This was the sixth hell-spawn he had felled since ordering the attack on the demon-occupied town. Taking a moment to recover his energy, Konrad examined the surrounding area. Autzberg no longer seemed like an eerie ghost town, it now felt more like a warzone as the uncomfortable silence was drowned out by the chaotic sounds of battle. From various locations, echoes of metal clashing, ferocious roars and the discharge of energy had all reached the ears of the now recuperated ElusiveStorm, who was once again ready to continue onward.
Peering down the main road towards the center of town, Konrad witnessed a large reddish figure tear through the titanium body of a similar-sized being with nothing but the talons that extended from it's fingertips. He shook his head in disapproval, already having observed similar outcomes earlier. The demons had the advantage in close combat and because of the barrier that surrounded the town, the ARCryns had begun a battle severely weakened from their struggles to breach the dome of energy.
With a crackle of energy followed by a thunderous boom, Konrad had displaced to the location where the triumphant demon stood over the motionless body of the vanquished automaton. He had reappeared overhead of the scene, stabbing his gladius downwards, which carved into the demon's surprised face as it had turned to face the source of the sudden thunder-clap. As he landed, Konrad kicked away the now lifeless demonic body, freeing his weapon to be used once again.
"My lord." A static voice rose from Konrad's earpiece, drawing his attention away from his seventh. "What is it, commander?" He responded while looking back towards the center of town, knowing where the ARCryns' leader's location was. "There is another entity here, it seems to be the source of authority over the demon horde."
"What does it look like, commander?" Konrad asked, now intrigued by his servant's apparent observation.
"It has the appearance of a young......"Just as the ARCryn's voice had cut out, a massive explosion had erupted from it's location. Konrad stepped back in surprise as he watched a ball of flame several hundred feet rise up and dissipate into the energy of the barrier above.
"All remaining ARCryns, meet at the west-end of the blast radius. Immediately." Konrad spoke while pressing on his earpiece before once again, displacing his form.
As he reappeared at the location he had directed his legion to reassemble, Konrad heard a voice shouting from nearby. He listened to the threat and assumed that it was definitely coming from the authority-figure the commander had mentioned. Turning around, he was greeted by his last six metallic warriors, who all bowed their heads and raised a fist to each of their chests. "I assume you are what's left?" Konrad asked, hoping to be wrong, but in unison, they all resonated a confirming tone.
"Time for diplomacy. Do not attack unless I instruct you to."
One by one, Konrad and his remaining servants emerged from the smoke that covered much of the area, walking into plain view to establish terms with the being behind this unholy occupation of the once peaceful town. Konrad tilted his head in confusion as he approached a young man standing with several satanic guards on either side.
"So... You're the one pulling the strings?" Konrad asked as his entourage of automatons separated in threes and came to a stop on either side, mirroring the opposition's formation.