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a stand-in dragon (Rivalry Ellie drops on Drakenguard Fate)
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"No. But she shouldn't be hard to find."

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"How far?"

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"Place isn't that big... Definitely within visual range if we get higher up."

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"Let's see if we can get eyes on it first, then."

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They'll need to take off soon if they don't want to get shot at.

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She'll hurry.

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Pretty soon after they get out of bowshot range, Zero squints at the horizon and says, "She's over there," pointing to what looks like a colliseum in the middle of the ocean. It's right at the edge of Eliese's range.

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"An arena? Appropriate. Let us be off."

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Zero's not the biggest fan of being carried, but needs must.

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She won't have to suffer the indignity for very long. Less than a minute.

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Tolerable.

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Eliese zooms them across the water to the coliseum, dropping over the top and into the middle.

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There's a woman standing on a platform, one hand on her hip, a cocky grin on her face. She's dressed even more skimpily than Zero, in a black and gold minidress with a neckline that plunges all the way to her hips. Her outfit is either glued on or being held on with magic, because there's absolutely no way that fabric is holding her breasts in naturally. 

"This friend is much prettier than your last one, sister," she calls out. "Hopefully she'll be much more fun too." And she turns her grin on Eliese. "You here for a good time?"

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There's another woman a step below her and to the side, who doesn't say anything quite yet. Her dress is white and gold, and almost modest next to the two Intoners. She's watching Zero with something almost hungry in her gaze, and doesn't seem up be giving Eliese much of her attention. 

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"I'm not here to fuck around, Five."

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"Awww, that's a pity." There's a glint in her eye, a heavy feeling in the air. "We'll have to skip right past the foreplay then."

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And she starts to sing. The air shakes - the ground and sea below them roil like the mightiest of earthquakes has struck - Eliese can feel it in her bones, all-consumingly loud - and she starts to glow a brilliant gold, light corruscating off her - swirling in a tight orb, giving off rapid shockwaves in time with her wordless song - and clouds swirl into existence above them, a great and rapidly expanding storm, the eye centered on their colliseum - and enormous runed wheels of light spin around them, burst from Five's mouth -

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Ugh. Showy.

How about a quick shield and flying uppercut to Five's jaw?

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Unfortunately, this is a boss fight, and Five's animations are uninterruptible, which means Eliese is treated to the bizarre sensation of her actions having absolutely no impact on the world. 

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And the other woman spreads her arms. "Behold! The Fifth Song: Grand Light of Antiquity! The great power made manifest, the ceremony of glorious arrival! Burn into thine eyes the punishing lance of divine retribution! The messenger that carries the flame of hope for repentance, who forbids all adversaries and casts out all accusers! I, Hex, summon thee in my name - "

"Phanuel, arise!"

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The dark waters around them swirl clockwise as the brilliant glowing clouds above them swirl counter, and it's impossible to tell if what emerges comes from the brilliant light or the surging darkness as the colliseum floods with watery shadows - 

And something rather hard to describe, which Eliese's brain briefly thinks might be a giant golden crab because it's not like anything else makes sense, emerges. 

Sourceless - and energetic - music begins to play, complementing Five's singing the way heavy metal complements screaming. 

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"Your demon is as tacky as you are, Five," Zero says, somehow clearly audible through the ear-splitting music. 

And she draws her sword. 

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Right, can she do things now? Yes? Good.

First things first, set up some room to breathe. "Fulminating Flare," which is not classically a cheap invocation but at Eliese's rates these days she barely notices the drain and she's always rather appreciated the way it aggressively enforces her personal space against people and projectiles both physical and magical, a crackling envelope of lightning whose bolts lash out to violently explode anything that gets within a certain radius.

Next, she's looking for a few seconds opening to get the curse off on Five.

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Five has a golden spear in her hands now, somehow, and charges at Eliese point-first, so that few seconds might be a bit complicated. She is, also, still glowing, and this seems to function just like Zero's incredibly obnoxious glowy mode, so stopping her might also be a bit complicated.

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Zero's at least (somehow) keeping an eldritch amalgamation of light and shadow busy, dodging a shadowed blast - and then the being stumbles and odd runic circles flare around its core, which Zero wastes no time in lashing out at with her sword - 

She's also glowing, a bloody red that somehow drowns out the golden light around her.

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