One Thousand Club
Gwen and Alice had gave their okays to the man's offer and like that it was finally time to start the mission for real. Gwen shifted into her weapon form before Camilla took her in her hands, the deadly growling of the twin chainsaws directly contrasted with the crimson haired Meister's innocent demeanour. It wouldn't be hard for people to underestimate her fighting prowess due to this characteristic. But her skills weren't anything to sniff at though, especially since she and Gwen had a good amount of time to train together. The nature of Gwen's weapon form was just as deadly to the user as it would be to the enemy, what with it being two chainsaws slapped on each end of a large pole. So they needed to make sure Cami wouldn't saw her own leg off trying to take a swing at a Kishin. At this point though... That should hopefully not be a problem. "Alright then... We leave the care of our rides to you mister." The large man smirked in response. "I'll keep em just the way you left 'em." Camilla nodded towards the group and they all departed on their mission.
Considering the impression she was given upon first arrival in this dirty town, it was hardly surprising that the trek through the dishevelled street was a less than desirable experience. No matter where they went there was nothing but stares from the public and Cami couldn't help but pick up a few conversations that were being had as they wandered by. "Those the DWMA guys I been hearing about...?" "They must be here for that thing livin' in the crypt. About damn time something was done about it." "What you mean about time? I'm surprised they're even here at all. Since when did them big wig fucks give a shit about this piss bucket of a town?" "It ain't likely they're here for our sake... The only reason they'd come here is if they had something to gain from it..." Camilla wore a troubled expression on her face. She couldn't even retort, after all they weren't exactly wrong in saying what they did. They weren't here to exterminate a Kishin. They were here to obtain an artefact. Even if these people were all thieves and outcasts... Did that really make them less of a priority to protect against the real monsters? "All these spiteful stares... I'm almost starting to think the dusty old crypt is going to be better than walking through this place..." Cami spoke directly to her partner through their link. "You don't think the dead can really come back to life right? I mean I really don't feel like trying to figure out how to kill something that's already dead... ... The head's the weak point surely... At least in movie logic it is..."
Eventually they all entered an abandoned cemetery. Unsurprisingly the number of locals dwindled the closer they got to the crypt, by the time they were in the cemetary. Her and Alice, adorned with their weapons were the only people that could be seen. After all this was the border between human and kishin territory now. Camilla was tense, unsure whether an enemy was going jump out at them at any moment. The only thing that broke it was Alice's remark comparing the place as a knockoff of Death City. She laughed a little bit, appreciating the brief respite from the unnerving atmosphere. "Right? I'm starting to wonder if were gonna see some kind of carboard cut-out of Sir Armstrong jump out and scare us." Stopping beneath the foreboding gates of the crypt, the brief respite passed by as quickly as it had arrived, it was soon back to mission talk again, the group was waiting to hear Camilla's thoughts first having being the appointed leader of the group. "Ah right... Well, as it stands right now. We are standing right at the border of Kishin territory. So the moment we pass those gates... We'll need to stay on guard. It'll know the place a lot better than we do. Which means we'll be open to ambushes" Camilla used her soul perception to check around the entrance, thankfully no souls were to be seen right off the bat. "The entrance is clear, my soul perception isn't that great though so I can't see too far in."
Camilla wracked her brain trying to think about how best to proceed into a location that was probably filled with endless hallways and passages. Many opportunities to get lost, split up and picked off. not to mention that the Kishin probably wasn't the only dangerous factor at play here... What if... Phantom was here too? Her mind was suddenly drawn back to a memory from her childhood. She was riding on her fathers shoulders when his team of Meisters and weapons walked up to him. "Yo Ven! What's the plan for tonight's patrol?" "The plan huh? Hm... Neil's been working the past few nights, he can take this night off. Terry you can take north side tonight." Venta said before he pointed in another direction. "I'll check south side with Doren if any Kishin decide to show themselves they'll get more than their fair share of arrows." "Uh Ven... You're pointing east..." There was a moment of silence, a sweat drop appeared on her fathers forehead. "Ah... My bad..." The interaction ended with uproarious laughter and Cami was brought back to reality by Alice's question of whether she had the canister they required. "Huh? O-oh right! It's here." She reached into her cloak and pulled out a sizable metal container. It was as sturdy and secure as it looked. "They really weren't kidding when they said they didn't want us to accidentally open the scroll..." She put the container back in the cloak and looked to the gates once more. Alright stop panicking about it Cami... If Dad can do it so can you! "We don't split up while we're inside, no matter what. As long as we're together we can watch each others backs. That way we can avoid getting picked off one by one. I don't know the layout of the place but I can guess it's filled with narrow hallways, which will be hard to fight in. If we end up in a fight we try to draw it to a more open area. I'm afraid that's all I can think of right now. If anyone's got any other ideas feel free to let them be known."
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