Wild Star Knight Etherias

By Exiakaiser

Scifi / Action

Case File 004- Toxin & Flame Part 1- Hell Fire!

Monster Name: Dark Energy Beast Manticore

Combat Type: Predator

Basis: Manticore (lion with bat wings and a scorpion tail)

features: a tall humanoid in bronze armour with a lion face a large scorpion claw, a long sword shaped like a scorpion sting and a long black cape shaped like bat wings.

Akuma Dimension Form: A berserker form where Manticore’s cape becomes large wings, his fangs grow longer, his sword arm transforms into a second more deadly claw and finally he sprouts a scorpion tail

Mission Parameters for DARK: Cause chaos and destruction until Kurogane appears then destroy him

Special Skills: Manticore combines master swordsmanship with pure unstoppable fury and rage he is also capable of causing a sort of post traumatic stress to the few that survive the encounter terrifying them into never challenging DARK again and his sword is dipped in a neurotoxin that adds to this effect however should the victim conquer the fear they become immune to the toxin and Manticore will become enraged (causing him to get sloppy when in battle)

(Monster design from - Tumblr)

Monster Name: Dark Energy Beast Chimera

Combat Type: Predator

Basis: Chimera (Greek Aberration with the heads of a lion, a Goat, and a Snake. Breathed fire.)

Features: Humanoid with his right arm having a snake’s head for the hand, and the left arm having the Goat’s head for the shoulder. Shoots flames out of his right arm.

Akuma Dimension Form: Monstrous bestial form that looks more like its original counterpart. However, this version has wings, can fly, and breathes fire.

Mission Parameters for DARK: Cause chaos and destruction until Kurogane appears then destroy him.

Special Skills: Unlike his counterpart, Manticore, Chimera is a ranged fighter, relying more on flames and burning projectiles to hurt his foe from a distance. His fire is hot enough to melt titanium alloys, and can even burn through 3 feet thick steel plates.

It would seem,” said Kaena, looking at her operatives, “That in order to defeat our new enemy, a new tactic is required. I think it would be best if we focus our attention on this Star Knight. Any suggestions?

“I have one, My Lady,” said Dezzle, stepping forward, “I have two Dark Energy Beasts at my command that might be able to take care of the young Star Knight. May I present to you Dark Energy Beasts Chimera and Dark Energy Beast Manticore.”

All of a sudden, a door opened into the hall where everyone was gathered. Out came two, almost identical monsters. Each had a humanoid look about them, but one had a snake head on his right hand and a goat’s head on the shoulder of his left. The other was encased in bronze armor, and had a sword that seemed to drip venom.

“Dark Energy Beast Chimera,” explained Dezzle, “Can discharge flames that can melt 3-foot thick plates of steel. And Manticore’s blade is coated in a toxin so powerful, that anyone who survives will suffer his wrath. Those envenomed by the blades must survive the hallucinations created by the toxic effect. Should they fail, they die. However, should they be strong enough, they will become immune to it, and Manticore will go berserk.”

Excellent,” said Kaena, smiling at Dezzle, “Send them to Earth, and have them cause chaos till the Star Knight arrives. When he does, kill him.

The three bowed and left the hall.

Toxin and Flame!

Part 1: Hell Fire!

-Late Afternoon-

-Industrial sector-

Several factories were already aflame by the time Kurogane had gotten there. SKIP had sent Kurogane a request to find he culprit, if any and arrest him, if possible. However, from the looks of things, Kurogane doubted that was gonna happen.

As he got closer, he noticed the heat of the flame was intense, so he decided to switch to Etherias and deal with the fire first. Kurogane then raised his right hand in the air, and placed his left in the opposite direction. He then rotated them in opposite directions slowly, as his breath slowed to a crawl. When his right arm was about to reach its original position, he then balled it up into a fist, and bent the elbow so that it sat parallel to his face. The left hand was placed at the hip as he did this. When the stance was completed, he then called out, “WILD STAR CHANGE!” With this, he reached his left hand to the Star Brace on his right arm and pressed a button on the Brace.

All of a sudden, a beam of light struck him, and the armor seemed to coalesce onto him. It was gold with silver accents, and lots of strange tech on the chest. He then swung his arms in practice combat strikes.

Etherias’ Wild Star Change process takes 0.005 milliseconds to occur. Let’s see the Wild Star Change Process again.

Kurogane then raised his right hand in the air, and placed his left in the opposite direction. He then rotated them in opposite directions slowly, as his breath slowed to a crawl. When his right arm was about to reach its original position, he then balled it up into a fist, and bent the elbow so that it sat parallel to his face. The left hand was placed at the hip as he did this. When the stance was completed, he then called out, “WILD STAR CHANGE!” With this, he reached his left hand to the Star Brace on his right arm and pressed a button on the Brace.

Meanwhile, in high orbit, the Galawin’s orbit reached its zenith in line with the sun. With the top of the craft, it collected energy and converted it into solar power for the Nano-Cells that made up the armor. It then fired the particles at Kurogane, which began to coalesce into armor plates as a particle beam.

“Knight of Justice,” said Etherias, “My mission is to bring fiends like you to justice. My blade is for the people. Wild Star Knight Etherias, Battle ready!”

He then pulled out 9 cards, and placed on labeled ‘Fire Red’ in the right brace and slid it through the scanner.

“FORM UP,” called out the right brace, “Winspector Fire Red!”

He then slid the other 8 cards through the left brace.

He then switched the deck box, on his side to weapons and pulled out a card labeled ‘Multi-Pack’, and slid it into the right brace. “EQUIP,” called out the right brace, “MULTI-PACK!”

All of a sudden, a massive pack appeared on Etherias’s back. This was the special rescue equipment for Winspector, the Multi-Pack. Kurogane then set it at Fire mode, and put out the flames in front of him.

“DIE, STAR KNIGHT,” yelled a gruff voice, and Etherias was assaulted by a fireball. “We are here to kill you, Soldier of justice.”

Kurogane then turned to face the Dark Energy Beast Chimera. “So, you are the one responsible for the flames,” he then said, pulling out a card. However, before he had a chance to respond, he was hit from behind, hard. “Should have guessed you weren’t alone.”

“Too true, Knight,” said Manticore, having drop-kicked Kurogane from behind. “Our lady, Kaena, has sentenced you to die. And what she says is the word of God to the universe.”

“I will not bow to her or die at her beck and call,” said Kurogane, sliding the card through his right brace.”

“FORM UP,” said the Right Brace, “B-Fighter Blue Beet”

“Juukou,” called out Kurogane. The B-Fighter Blue Beet armor super-imposed upon the Etherias Armor. Kurogane hen pulled out an equip card ‘Stinger Blade’ and slid it through the right brace, summoning the weapon. “I will fight till it’s my time to die, and when it comes, it will not be at your hands!” He then swung the blade in a downward arc and called out, “BEETLE BREAK!”

However, as he did this, Chimera managed to strike him with a fireball, knocking him out of the factory and into the air. “YOU IDIOT,” said Manticore, who was the smarter of the pair, “All you did was knock him into the sky!”

Chimera scratched his head in confusion. “Never mind,” said Manticore, “We’ll get him eventually. It’s only a matter of time before he finally falls at either your flames, or my venom-laced blade.”

-1 hour later-

-Galawin’s med-bay-

“You got lucky,” said Marianna, “If you hadn’t been aiming right in front of you, it would have been your end.”

“True,” said Kurogane, “Still, for DARK to send two Dark Energy Beasts, they must be getting tired of losing all the time.”

“You sure know how to state the obvious,” said Retsu. I was he who had managed to find and deliver Kurogane to the Galawin. “Still, if there is a way to defeat their tag tactics, it’s you, Kurogane.”

“Well, let’s think about the first thing- that Chimera’s flame,” said Kurogane, starting a strategy meeting, despite being injured. “It’s intense in terms of heat, and burn thick steel. There must be a workaround.”

“What about using a sudden burst of air to blast the oxygen out of the vicinity,” asked Marianna, “From my SKIP training, fire requires air to burn. That’s why it can’t work in a vacuum.”

“I like that idea,” said Kurogane. “Maybe it’s finally time to use the Galawin in combat.”

“I like that idea,” said Retsu, “How do we proceed?”

“I got a plan,” said Kurogane, “And it’s thanks to you two. Let’s work out the bugs.”

-1 hour later-

-Factory-

“So,” said Manticore, “You have returned. You finally ready to accept your fate, as decreed by Kaena?”

“First off,” said Kurogane, “HELL NO! And second, I can tell you where you can stick her decree! My death is no today! Today is your destined day to die, DARK ENERGY BEAST CHIMERA!” With that, he raised his hand into the air. “NOW,” he yelled, “GALAWIN! FIRE ALL CANNONS!”

Not too far away, the Galawin targeted all energy weapons at the roof and fired, ripping the roof clean off. Then, it fired a special missile. It’s payload, a small explosive that would created a short-lived shockwave that would push the atmosphere out of the way, starving the flames.

Kurogane then raised his right hand in the air, and placed his left in the opposite direction. He then rotated them in opposite directions slowly, as his breath slowed to a crawl. When his right arm was about to reach its original position, he then balled it up into a fist, and bent the elbow so that it sat parallel to his face. The left hand was placed at the hip as he did this. When the stance was completed, he then called out, “WILD STAR CHANGE!” With this, he reached his left hand to the Star Brace on his right arm and pressed a button on the Brace.

All of a sudden, a beam of light struck him, and the armor seemed to coalesce onto him. It was gold with silver accents, and lots of strange tech on the chest. He then swung his arms in practice combat strikes.

Etherias’ Wild Star Change process takes 0.005 milliseconds to occur. Let’s see the Wild Star Change Process again.

Kurogane then raised his right hand in the air, and placed his left in the opposite direction. He then rotated them in opposite directions slowly, as his breath slowed to a crawl. When his right arm was about to reach its original position, he then balled it up into a fist, and bent the elbow so that it sat parallel to his face. The left hand was placed at the hip as he did this. When the stance was completed, he then called out, “WILD STAR CHANGE!” With this, he reached his left hand to the Star Brace on his right arm and pressed a button on the Brace.

Meanwhile, in high orbit, the Galawin’s orbit reached its zenith in line with the sun. With the top of the craft, it collected energy and converted it into solar power for the Nano-Cells that made up the armor. It then fired the particles at Kurogane, which began to coalesce into armor plates as a particle beam.

“Knight of Justice,” said Etherias, “My mission is to bring fiends like you to justice. My blade is for the people. Wild Star Knight Etherias, Battle ready! Round 2, DARK!”

As he said this, the missile detonated right over his head, creating an atmospheric shockwave, like predicted. This hit the flames with enough force to put them out.

“Damn,” said Manticore, teleporting out of the area. He would get another chance soon enough.

-Meanwhile-

Fortress Belial

ONORE,” yelled Kaena, angered. “Akuma Jikyuu hatsudo!

“At once,” said Dezzle, who then pressed a black button.

The universe is made of both positive and negative matter- Light and Dark; Matter and Dark Matter. DARK takes the Dark Matter that makes up a specific space and compresses it into a dimensional vortex. This vortex opens up into a separate dimension of pure evil.

Chimera then jumped into the vortex, and howled in delight.

“Right,” said Etherias, who then called out, “STARRON!” As he did this, an antenna popped out of his helmet.

All of a sudden, as if from out of nowhere, a strange motorcycle, resembling a tricked out Kawasaki Ninja appeared on the field. Etherias got on it and rode towards the Vortex.

While in the Akuma Dimension, a Dark Energy Beast’s strength is multiplied by four. However, it also changes them into mindless beasts while there.

Etherias looked around and saw that the area was full of danger. He made sure to be cautious. However, then Chimera in his Dark form, a bestial form based on the original, appeared before Etherias. The beast then blasted him with several fireballs. Kurogane got hit pretty badly from 3 of the blasts. “Why you,” said Kurogane, pulling out his blaster, “Take this.” He then fired at Chimera, causing the creature to retreat for the time being.

However, before Kurogane could retaliate, the two enemies were pushed away by a strange gravitation blast. Kurogane found himself in a separate area with a giant beast attacking him with boulders the size of the Statue of Liberty. “Looks like it’s time to bring out the big guns,” he then said, activating his left brace’s special button. “GALAWIN!”

All of a sudden, the Hyper Star Cruiser Galawin appeared in the Akuma Dimension. Kurogane then jumped into the machine and sat in the mecha control seat and called out , “HYPER STAR GIANT GALAWIN!”

All of a sudden, servos and gears started to move. These started changing the machine into a giant robotic fighting machine. First the boosters extended and became legs and feet. Then the wings retracted and the sides pulled out becoming arms. Then the torso opened up, revealing the head. Then the hands popped out of the arms, opening each finger as they did so. This was the hyper star giant Galawin.

“Let’s go,” said Kurogane, pushing forward on the control levers. Galawin responded by punching a boulder in half. Then the titanic beast tried to crush Galawin with its huge fists. However, Galawin was much faster. Kurogane then called out , “GALAWIN BUSTER!” All of a sudden, Galawin raised both arms and fire twin beams of energy at the titanic beast, destroying it. Etherias then left the machine and continued further on.

Chimera, back in his normal mode, suddenly attacked him, knocking Etherias back. However, Kurogane raised his right arm to face forward and placed his left arm perpendicular to his right to act as a brace. He then concentrated his energy into the attack. As he did this, a small sphere of energy appeared in his hand, now balled up into a fist. “EAT THIS,” said Etherias, “WILD STAR BULLET!” All of a sudden, the sphere launched like it was fired from a rail gun, hitting Chimera in the chest.

Etherias then pressed a button on the deck box. This closed and locked the top of the box, flipped it around and opened another lid, revealing the weapon cards. Etherias then pulled out the card labeled ‘Etherias Blade and Shield’, and slid it in the Right Brace. All of a sudden, the card vanished from his left hand and a sword and shield appeared. The sword was secured in a scabbard in the shield. Etherias then pulled out the sword and said, “In violation of Article 2387 Paragraph M of the Star Knight Law Mandate, which states, and I quote, ‘Terrorism will not be tolerated’, Article 31 section A, ‘Those that threaten with death shall themselves be slain’, and Article 8, ‘Those that kill people of a world under Star Knight Jurisdiction will be put to the death on the spot’, I hereby find you guilty and sentence you to death according to Article 77, ‘Terrorist attacks are punishable by death, as long as they are of extraterrestrial origin.” He then took the shield and flung it at the Dark Energy Beast, which was stunned by the hit. He then ran his hand along the blade, which seemed to charge with energy. Etherias then swung the blade a few times and charged at Chimera, slashing him once with an attack that caused him to receive an electric shock. He then turned to face Chimera and slashed the air in front of them, calling out, “QUASAR DYNAMIC!” The slash produced a shockwave that cut through the air in front of him, till it hit Chimera, slicing him in half.

Chimera then screamed as he fell forward and exploded.

-BGM- Final Fantasy Unlimited Theme-

“Mission complete,” Etherias said, returning to civilian form.

-Later-


“We did it,” said Kurogane to the others, as the group managed to get everyone else out of the factory.

“That we did,” said Retsu, as the group finally got to take a break. However, as Kurogane was looking around he felt a sharp pain in his back. He looked back to see Dark Energy Beast Manticore, his blade in Kurogane’s side.

“This ends now,” said Manticore, pulling the blade out of Kurogane, “I told your that you would die. Now, let me explain how you will die. Coating my sword was a powerful neurotoxin. However, it doesn’t kill immediately, but leads to hallucinations. However, should you become immune, you will not really be fully recovered for some time.” With that, he walked away, laughing.

“Damn,” said Kurogane, kneeling in pain, as the poison started to take hold.

-To Be Continued-

Next Time:

Kurogane manages to survive the fires of Chimera, only to face the toxin of Manticore. In his feverish hallucinations, will Kurogane be able to recover in time to defeat Manticore once and for all? Find out next time in the conclusion:

Toxin and Flame!

Part 2: Toxic Blade!


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