Dragon Ball: The Mrovian Series: Return of an Ancient Enemy is a special of The Mrovian series. The events of the special take place in Age 770, over three years after the events of the end of the Nitro saga. The events of the Kaperssian saga follow the events of this special.
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<ON A VAST, GRASSY PLAIN STAND SEVERAL NAKED MROVIANS WHO LOOK SHORTER AND STOCKIER THAN MODERN MROVIANS; THE MROVIANS ARE SPARRING IN PAIRS, WIELDING VARIOUS WEAPONS RANGING FROM SWORDS TO POLEARMS>
Aysuida: <VOICE OVER> Six million years ago, the Mrovians lived in separate city-states. At that time, our technology was primitive. It was during this era that the Grand Supreme Kai visited our homeworld.
<THE OVERWEIGHT GRAND SUPREME KAI DESCENDS FROM THE SKY, RECEIVING THE ATTENTION OF THE PREHISTORIC MROVIANS, WHO STOP THEIR SPARRING>
Aysuida: Believing in our potential, he constructed the Spire of Ascension before his departure.
<CUTS TO THE IMMENSE BLUE TOWER, WHICH IS SURROUNDED BY HUGE GOLDEN-YELLOW RINGS SUSPENDED BY INVISIBLE FORCES AND LINED UP ALONG THE SPIRE’S ENTIRE LENGTH; THE TOWER IS SO TALL THAT IT REACHES INTO SPACE AND FAR EXCEEDS THE ENTIRE DIAMETER OF MROV>
Aysuida: Whomever climbed to the peak of the spire could claim the Supreme Kai’s gift. Many attempted the journey, but only one was successful.
<CUTS TO THE INTERIOR OF THE SPIRE OF ASCENSION; A FEMALE MROVIAN WHO LOOKS VERY MUCH LIKE AYSUIDA HANGS OFF AN EDGE AND THEN PULLS HERSELF UP; IN FRONT OF HER IS THE VERY SAME KATCHIN GLAIVE AND SHIELD THAT AYSUIDA HAD BEEN WIELDING THROUGHOUT THE PREVIOUS SAGA, SUSPENDED WITHIN A PILLAR OF TRANSLUCENT BLUE ENERGY>
Aysuida: Her name was Gykul, and as she was the first to complete the expedition, the legendary weapons of Katchin were rightfully hers to take.
<CUTS TO AYSUIDA, WHO IS NOT WEARING ANYTHING, AND CHAIVA, WHO IS WEARING THE SAME STRAPLESS SPORTS BRA AND SPORTS THONG SHE WORE WHEN SPARRING WITH CUBER; SHE IS LOOKING AT A STONE WALL OF CARVED GLYPHS; AYSUIDA MAINTAINS A BLUE-WHITE ENERGY SPHERE ABOVE HER LEFT PALM AS A LIGHT SOURCE>
Chaiva: Why are you telling me this?
Aysuida: <NARROWS HER BROWS> This is important Mrovian history. You wish to become a Shieldmaiden, do you not?
Chaiva: I’m just here because your father told me it would be worthwhile.
Aysuida: Admiral Saibron and my father were impressed by your actions during the war against Nitro. You have fought nobly against our enemies.
Chaiva: Well, to be fair, I didn’t exactly do it for you. I just wanted them dead.
Aysuida: Your intentions do not matter. What you have done for us is enough. We would be honored if you could join the order, but if you are no longer interested, I will cease to bore you with our history.
Chaiva: Forget what I said; go on.
Aysuida: Only three decades after Gykul had obtained her legendary weapons, the Ravenous attacked.
<CUTS TO AN ARMY OF PREHISTORIC MROVIANS WEARING HELMETS, MANICAS, AND GREAVES, WIELDING SPEARS, DRAWN UP IN A DEFENSIVE LINE AGAINST A STAMPEDE OF TIGER-SIZED QUADRUPEDAL CREATURES THAT ARE ARMED WITH CHITINOUS HIDES, JAWS OF SHARP TEETH, AND LARGE CLAWS ON EACH FORELIMB>
Aysuida: <VOICE OVER> Realizing that they were outnumbered and setting their differences aside, the Mrovian city-states united together.
<THE MROVIAN WARRIORS ENGAGE AGAINST THE RAVENOUS, AND BOTH SIDES BEGIN SLAUGHTERING EACH OTHER>
Aysuida: However, it was not enough. The Ravenous would consume the flesh of the dead and grow stronger with each kill.
<A RAVENOUS BEGINS EATING A MROVIAN IT HAD JUST KILLED, AND THEN ITS MUSCLES GAIN MASS WHILE ITS SKIN GAINS A GREEN HUE>
Aysuida: Eventually, only two havens remained – Aegklar and Asursha, the latter of which possessed fewer defenders. The Ravenous recognized this, and all at once, they invaded Asursha.
<CUTS TO THE BATTLE AT ASURSHA’S BORDER, WITH THE RAVENOUS VASTLY OUTNUMBERING THE MROVIAN DEFENDERS; THE DEFENDERS ARE QUICKLY OVERWHELMED AND DEVOURED>
Aysuida: The warriors quickly fell until only one remained – the very same warrior who had received the gift of the Kais: Gykul.
<ALONE AND SURROUNDED, GYKUL FIGHTS OFF THE CREATURES FROM THE BACK OF A MROVIAN PLAIN-RUNNER; THREE RAVENOUS ATTACK AND KILL THE PLAIN-RUNNER WITH THEIR CLAWS FROM DIFFERENT ANGLES, KNOCKING GYKUL OFF HER MOUNT; ONE CREATURE TRIES TO POUNCE ON THE MROVIAN, BUT SHE KICKS IT OFF BEFORE STANDING BACK UP, GLAIVE AND SHIELD STILL IN HAND>
Aysuida: Fueled by her need to protect her brethren, Gykul single-handedly slaughtered the creatures by the hundreds. Drawn to her power, the Ravenous ignored the haven and focused solely on the lone Mrovian, each wishing to devour her and absorb her strength.
<CORPSES OF RAVENOUS BEGIN PILING UP IN A HILL; THE LIVING RAVENOUS CLIMB UP THE HILL TO MEET GYKUL AT THE PEAK, WHO CONTINUES TO CUT EACH ATTACKER DOWN>
Aysuida: Eventually, Gykul too fell, and the remaining monstrosities tore her asunder and devoured her like any other.
<A LUCKY RAVENOUS LEAPS AT THE EXHAUSTED GYKUL FROM BEHIND, DRAGGING HER DOWN ONTO HER BACK; OTHER RAVENOUS LEAP ONTO GYKUL AND PIN HER DOWN; THE NUMBER OF CREATURES OVER THE MROVIAN COMPLETELY OBSCURE THE CARNAGE, ALTHOUGH GYKUL’S MAHOGANY-COLORED BLOOD SPRAYS OUT FROM BETWEEN THEIR BODIES>
Aysuida: With nothing else remaining to attract them, the Ravenous returned their gaze to Asursha.
<THE RAVENOUS THEN TURN THEIR ATTENTION TO ASURSHA>
Aysuida: Before they could enter the haven, warriors from Aeglkar, having received word of the Ravenous’ activities, arrived to Asursha’s aid.
<ON PLAIN-RUNNERS, AN ARMY OF PREHISTORIC MROVIAN WARRIORS RIDE THEIR WAY TOWARDS THE RAVENOUS, AND THEN ENGAGE THE CREATURES IN CLOSE QUARTERS>
Aysuida: As Gykul had reduced the Ravenous to only a fraction of their original numbers, the reinforcements eliminated the remaining creatures, until none remained.
<THE RIDERS FROM AEGKLAR KILL THE REMAINING RAVENOUS, WHILE LOSING NO MORE THAN ONE-TENTH OF THEIR WARRIORS>
<CUTS TO THE PRESENT WITH AYSUIDA AND CHAIVA STILL IN FRONT OF THE WALL OF GLYPHS>
Aysuida: Following the war, the surviving Mrovians united under a single nation, never to be separated again. To honor Gykul’s sacrifice, our ancestors formed the Shieldmaidens, and leading the order would be the most capable of them all – the Avatar of Gykul.
Chaiva: So you’re the Avatar of Gykul?
Aysuida: Indeed. Now that you have knowledge of our history, you are ready to join the Shieldmaidens. I have no doubt that you will prove to be worthy, but I must admit that the order is largely ceremonial in practice, and we seldom see combat beyond training. You are not obligated to take our offer, but we will await your decision. What say you?
Chaiva: Sure, I’ll join. Cuber seems pretty serious about looking out for the Mrovians, and now that I’m here, I might as well do my part.
Aysuida: Excellent. I will relay this to the High Council. Your armor will be ready soon.
Chaiva: <SMUG SMILE> So, does this make me the new Avatar of Gykul now?
Aysuida: <RAISING A BROW> You may be more powerful than I am, but your devotion to our cause will determine whether or not you will succeed me.
Chaiva: Heh, I would expect no less.
<CUTS TO LATER, WITH AYSUIDA WALKING ALONE IN A ROOM SIMILAR TO THE TRAINING CHAMBER IN GLAYSIA’S FACILITY; LIKE BEFORE, SHE IS NOT WEARING ANYTHING>
Chaiva: <IN AYSUIDA’S MEMORY> Does this make me the new Avatar of Gykul now?
Aysuida: <TO HERSELF> I know it was only a jest, but her power indeed far eclipses my own.
<AYSUIDA BEGINS TO DASH AROUND WITHIN THE CHAMBER AT INCREDIBLE SPEEDS, COMMENCING HER SELF-TRAINING>
Aysuida: <TO HERSELF> Furthermore, she told us of Nitro’s relatives, several of whom are still alive, lurking somewhere within the far reaches of space. If I am to be Mrov’s protector, I must become stronger...at least strong enough to keep up with my father and perhaps even the Saiyans.
<AYSUIDA OPENS HER PALM, AND A GOLD-COLORED GLAIVE, SIMILAR IN SIZE AND SHAPE TO THE ONE OF KATCHIN, MATERIALIZES IN HER GRIP IN MROVIAN TELEPORTATION; SHE BEGINS SWINGING THE POLEARM AROUND>
<CUTS TO THREE YEARS LATER, AGE 770>
<CUBER IS SITTING INSIDE A SMALL OPEN VEHICLE THAT LOOKS LIKE A MINIATURE MROVIAN TRANSPORT, HOVERING ALONG WITHIN A LARGE ROOM; NEXT TO CUBER IS A SAIYAN TODDLER WEARING NOTHING BUT A DIAPER, WITH HIS SMALL HANDS ON A STEERING WHEEL; THIS TODDLER IS CUBER’S TWO-YEAR-OLD SON, BAOCHOI; FOR A FEW MINUTES, CUBER SIMPLY WATCHES HIS SON HAVING FUN “DRIVING” THE MROVIAN TRANSPORT CART UNTIL THE TODDLER GRADUALLY DRIFTS ASLEEP; CUBER LIFTS BAOCHOI OUT OF THE CART, AND THEN CARRIES HIM TO A SMALLER ROOM ONTO A BED; SHORTLY AFTER SETTING THE TODDLER DOWN, CUBER SHIVERS AND LOOKS TO HIS RIGHT>
<CUTS TO THE BRIDGE OF THE LANCE OF MROV>
Mrovian Warrior: Supreme Admiral, Asursha is under attack by an unknown enemy!
<THE HOLOGRAPHIC COMMUNICATOR SHOWS A GIANT SIX-LEGGED CREATURE THAT VAGUELY RESEMBLES A CROSS BETWEEN A TERMITE AND LIZARD, WITH A PAIR OF MASSIVE PINCER-LIKE BLADES AT THE SIDES OF ITS MOUTH; ACCOMPANYING THIS GIANT INVADER ARE SMALLER, LARGE-DOG-SIZED CREATURES OF SIMILAR APPEARANCES BUT WITH SLIMMER PROPORTIONS; MROVIAN WARRIORS AT THE SITE ARE FIRING OFF ENERGY BEAMS AT THE ALIENS, KILLING OFF CLUSTERS OF THE SMALLER CREATURES; THEY ARE, HOWEVER, UNABLE TO DAMAGE THE LARGER MONSTER, WHICH CUTS THROUGH GROUPS OF MROVIANS WITH ITS CHEEK BLADES>
Salhior: How did they get past our defenses? Did none of our detectors observe their approach?
<CUTS TO THE BATTLEFIELD; SEVERAL MROVIAN DESTROYERS HAVE ARRIVED AND FIRE UPON THE LARGER INVADER WITH THEIR STERILIZERS, MELTING THE GROUND AROUND IT AS WELL AS ALL OF THE SMALLER CRITTERS; THE CREATURE ITSELF, HOWEVER, REMAINS UNFAZED, AND THEN EXPELS A VOLLEY OF SPIKES, GLOWING BLUE-WHITE, UPWARDS AT THE SHIPS; THESE SPINES TEAR STRAIGHT THROUGH THE DESTROYERS’ SHIELDS AND PUNCTURE THEIR HULLS, DEALING MASSIVE DAMAGE TO THEM>
<SUDDENLY, THE CREATURE ROARS IN PAIN; AYSUIDA, IN HER ARMOR, HAD JUST THROWN A VERTICAL CUT WITH HER GLAIVE IN ITS BACK DEEP ENOUGH TO WOUND IT, BUT NOT MORTALLY; IN RESPONSE, THE LARGE MONSTER SWEEPS ITS TAIL AND SMACKS AYSUIDA AWAY>
<CHAIVA, NOW IN SHIELDMAIDEN ARMOR, CATCHES AYSUIDA WITH HER HANDS FROM BEHIND AND SLOWS HER MOMENTUM TO AN EVENTUAL HALT>
Chaiva: You’re not going to lose to this thing, are you?
Aysuida: Of course not.
<AYSUIDA THROWS HER LIMBS OUTWARDS AS A BRIGHT BLUE ENERGY SPHERE FORMS AROUND HER; HER GREEN SKIN TURNS DARK GRAY, AND WHEN SHE OPENS HER EYES, THEY GLOW BLUE LIKE THE NEW AURA AROUND HER>
<THE LARGE INVADER FIRES OFF A VOLLEY OF SPINES AT AYSUIDA WHO IS NOW IN HER NEW STELLAR MROVIAN FORM, WHO PUTS UP HER SHIELD AS SHE FLIES TOWARDS HER ENEMY; UPON REACHING THE CREATURE, SHE THROWS A RISING BACKHAND SLASH, CUTTING THE MONSTER ACROSS THE MANDIBLE; BEFORE IT CAN RETALIATE, AYSUIDA CUTS THE CREATURE FOUR TIMES OVER THE HEAD WITH DOWNWARD VERTICAL SWINGS, AND WITH THE FOURTH SLASH, SHE SENDS IT FAR AWAY>
<THE CREATURE REGAINS CONTROL OF ITS BODY AND WITH A ROAR, IT CHARGES AT AYSUIDA, WHO IS HOLDING HER GLAIVE OVER HER LEFT SHOULDER AS THE SPHERE AROUND HER BODY GROWS LARGER AND BRIGHTER; IN THE MOMENT THE MONSTER IS WITHIN STRIKING DISTANCE, AYSUIDA SWINGS THE KATCHIN GLAIVE DOWNWARDS, CLEAVING HER ATTACKER IN TWO AND FIRING OFF AN ORANGE-WHITE VERTICAL KI SLASH THAT CONTINUES TO SPLIT THE GROUND FOR KILOMETERS UNTIL IT SAILS INTO SPACE>
<AYSUIDA REVERTS TO HER NORMAL, GREEN-SKINNED FORM, AND SHE AND CHAIVA BEGIN LEAVING THE SCENE; AFTER A FEW SECONDS, THE TWO HALVES STIR; WHEN THE TWO WOMEN TURN TO SEE WHAT HAD HAPPENED, A PAIR OF NEW CREATURES STAND BEFORE THEM>
Aysuida: <POWERING TO HER NEW FORM> No…
<BOTH CREATURES LUNGE AT AYSUIDA AND CHAIVA, ONE IN FRONT OF THE OTHER; IMMEDIATELY, CHAIVA BECOMES SUPER SAIYAN, HAIR AND TAIL GOLDEN, AND GOES INTO THE CLOSER MONSTER WITH HER LEFT KNEE THAT IS SURROUNDED BY BLUE-WHITE PLASMA ARCS; A MASSIVE ORANGE-WHITE BEAM-WAVE SHOOTS OUT OF CHAIVA’S KNEE, ENGULFING BOTH CREATURES (THE ENDING KNEE); WHEN THE SMOKE CLEARS, THERE IS NO LONGER ANY TRACE OF THE INVADERS; BOTH CHAIVA AND AYSUIDA REVERT TO THEIR BASE FORMS>
Chaiva: Heh, if I wasn’t here, you might’ve died.
<CUBER ARRIVES AT THE SCENE, IN HIS ARMOR>
Cuber: What happened here?!
Chaiva: A bunch of aliens came out of nowhere and started attacking the locals; it wasn’t anything I couldn’t handle.
Aysuida: They were foes unlike anything we have ever faced before.
Chaiva: <TO CUBER> Weren’t you taking care of Baochoi?
Cuber: We’re lucky that he fell asleep a few minutes ago.
Chaiva: Well as you can see, I took care of the situation already, so you have nothing to worry about.
Chapter 2[edit | edit source]
<CUTS TO A BIT LATER, IN A ROOM ABOARD THE LANCE OF MROV; QUOEYG AND SEVERAL OTHER MROVIAN SCIENTISTS ARE WORKING AT VARIOUS COMPUTERS; THE ROOM’S AUTOMATIC DOORS OPEN AND SALHIOR WALKS IN>
Salhior: You wish to see me, Chief Engineer?
Quoeyg: Yes, Supreme Admiral. Although the invaders were destroyed, our probes were able to collect surviving DNA samples.
Salhior: What have you found?
Quoeyg: These creatures are an amalgamation of many species across the universe. The recovered samples include genetic strands of the Yardrats, the Reobscura like Nitro’s assassin, and even...us Mrovians.
Salhior: How is such a thing possible?
Quoeyg: While we are unable to reach definitive conclusions, we have reason to believe that these abominations are none other than–
Salhior: <GRAVELY> The Ravenous.
Quoeyg: Indeed. It appears that our ancient enemy has evolved through the ages for this moment. There may be more of them out there, and given what we have observed, they may strike us without warning at any time.
Salhior: Then we must make preparations at once.
<CUTS TO LATER, ON THE BRIDGE OF THE LANCE OF MROV; SALHIOR STANDS FACING THE COMMUNICATOR>
Salhior: Warriors, our homeworld was recently attacked by a powerful enemy. While the invaders have been dealt with, we believe they are only harbingers of what is to come. As such, the High Council has ordered half of the vessels guarding the colonies to return to Mrov. We must remain vigilant; these creatures have evolved the ability to bypass our detection and relocate themselves instantaneously at will.
<CUTS TO LATER; THE CAMERA SHOWS MROV’S ORBIT; A MASSIVE, SMALL-MOON-SIZED OBJECT OF BROWN ORGANIC MATERIAL MATERIALIZES ON THE SURFACE OF MROV - THE LEVIATHAN; ORBITAL DEFENSE LASERS IMMEDIATELY FIRE UPON IT, BUT DEAL IT NO NOTABLE DAMAGE; HUGE MULTI-KILOMETER-SIZED TENTACLES EXTEND FROM WHERE THE SPHERE IS TOUCHING THE PLANET AND DIG DEEP INTO THE GROUND>
<CUTS TO THE LANCE OF MROV’S BRIDGE>
Salhior: By the Kais, I have never seen such an abomination...
Quoeyg: <OVER COMMS> Supreme Admiral, this creature is indeed of Ravenous origin. It is absorbing biomass from our world as we speak!
Cuber: <OVER COMMS> Master, I am already on my way.
Salhior: Tread carefully, Cuber. This monstrosity radiates with far more power than Nitro ever did.
Cuber: <OVER COMMS> Don’t worry, I don’t intend to mess around.
<CUTS TO CUBER IN HIS ARMOR BUT WITHOUT HIS HELMET ON, HOVERING A FEW HUNDRED KILOMETERS AWAY FROM THE LEVIATHAN IN MROV’S EXOSPHERE; HE GOES SUPER SAIYAN AND THEN UNLEASHES A TORRENT OF STUN BOLTS AT THE ORGANIC PLANETOID AS HE FLIES TOWARDS IT>
<ONCE CLOSE ENOUGH, CUBER AIMS A DRILL KICK AT THE IMMENSE RAVENOUS CREATURE, SUDDENLY, SOMETHING STRIKES HIM IN THE BACK, KNOCKING HIM OFF COURSE; THE AMBUSHER ATTEMPTS TO FOLLOW UP WITH A HORIZONTAL SWING OF ITS WING-LIKE APPENDAGES, BUT CUBER IS ABLE TO DRIFT AWAY FROM THIS ATTACK AND GET A CLEAR VIEW OF HIS OPPONENT>
<STANDING BEFORE HIM IS A VAGUELY HUMANOID CREATURE WITH A SLIM FIGURE, GIVING IT A SOMEWHAT FEMININE APPEARANCE; IN ADDITION TO ARMS AND LEGS WITH SHARPENED FINGERS AND TOES, IT POSSESSES AN EXTRA PAIR OF LIMBS THAT VAGUELY RESEMBLE THE WINGS OF A BAT; ITS MOUTH SPANS ACROSS THE WIDTH OF ITS ENTIRE FACE, AND THE BEAST POSSESSES TWO ROWS OF SHARP TEETH; THIS CREATURE IS CALLED THE ZIZ>
<SENSING SOMETHING ELSE, CUBER IMMEDIATELY TURNS HIS HEAD TO LOOK BEHIND HIM TO SEE ANOTHER SOMEWHAT HUMANOID RAVENOUS; THIS ONE IS BULKIER AND INSTEAD OF “WINGS,” IT POSSESSES AN EXTRA PAIR OF LARGER ARMS ABOVE SMALLER “NORMAL” ONES; AT THE END OF THESE LARGER ARMS ARE THICK, CLUB-LIKE STUMPS; THIS CREATURE IS CALLED THE BEHEMOTH; THE BEHEMOTH IS ALREADY IN THE PROCESS OF THROWING A PUNCH WITH ONE OF ITS LARGER ARMS BY THE TIME CUBER SEES IT; THE PUNCH, HOWEVER, FAILS TO CONNECT AS SUPER SAIYAN CHAIVA FLIES INTO THE BEHEMOTH WITH HER LEFT KNEE>
Chaiva: <TELEPATHICALLY> Wake up.
Cuber: <TELEPATHICALLY> What took you so long?
Chaiva: <TELEPATHICALLY> Seriously, I thought you had it.
Cuber: <TELEPATHICALLY> Evidently, they’ve been holding back on us. And now, we have at least three of them all much stronger than Nitro.
Chaiva: <TELEPATHICALLY> We’re Super Saiyans. They have nothing on us.
<CUBER ATTACKS FIRST, HITTING THE BEHEMOTH WITH A DRILL KICK AND IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING UP WITH AN EXPLOSIVE SHINE; HE CONTINUES TO PURSUE THE BEHEMOTH AND LANDS A LEFT FLYING SIDE KICK>
<THE ZIZ ATTEMPTS TO GO AFTER CUBER, BUT CHAIVA BLOCKS ITS PATH AND THROWS OUT A LEFT FLYING KNEE; THE ZIZ BLOCKS CHAIVA’S ATTACK WITH ITS WINGS, AND THEN RETREATS; CHAIVA CHASES DOWN HER OPPONENT AND GRABS IT BY THE THROAT BEFORE KNEEING IT SEVERAL TIMES IN THE ABDOMEN>
<MEANWHILE, CUBER RIGHT-FLYING-BACK-KICKS THE BEHEMOTH, SENDING THE CREATURE IN THE DIRECTION OF THE LEVIATHAN; HE IMMEDIATELY TURNS TO SEE CHAIVA HOLDING THE ZIZ IN PLACE; JUST AS THE ZIZ MANAGES TO BREAK OUT OF CHAIVA’S GRIP, CUBER PUTS IT IN A FULL NELSON, ALLOWING CHAIVA TO STRIKE THE CREATURE WITH AN ENDING KNEE WHILE CUBER IMMEDIATELY RELEASES HIS GRIP AND DUCKS UNDERNEATH BOTH CHAIVA’S ATTACK AND THEIR OPPONENT>
<THE SAIYANS PURSUE THEIR ENEMIES, BOTH OF WHOM HOVER OVER THE LEVIATHAN; CUBER ACTS FIRST AND ATTEMPTS TO RIGHT-FLYING-BACK-KICK THE BEHEMOTH, WHICH IS CLOSER, BUT THE CREATURE DUCKS UNDER CUBER’S FOOT AND GOES AFTER CHAIVA; CUBER THEN TURNS HIS ATTENTION TO THE ZIZ AND ATTEMPTS THE SAME ATTACK, BUT THE SLIMMER RAVENOUS LEANS AWAY FROM CUBER’S FOOT BEFORE GOING BACK IN WITH AN OVERHEAD SWING WITH ONE OF ITS RIGHT WING, WHICH CUBER BLOCKS WITH A BLUE ENERGY SHIELD>
<MEANWHILE, CHAIVA THROWS A LEFT SPINNING BACKFIST AT THE BEHEMOTH, PROMPTING IT TO RETREAT, BUT IT HAPPENS TO FLY RIGHT BACK TO CUBER IN DOING SO; WITH BOTH RAVENOUS ADJACENT TO HIMSELF, CUBER DEACTIVATES HIS ENERGY SHIELD AND RELEASES AN EXPLOSIVE SHINE, VERTICALLY LAUNCHING BOTH CREATURES; HE IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWS BOTH AND SEPARATES THEM WITH A SPLIT KICK, STRIKING THE BEHEMOTH IN FRONT OF HIM WITH HIS LEFT FOOT, AND THE ZIZ BEHIND HIM WITH HIS RIGHT>
<CUTS TO THE SURFACE OF MROV, WITH MROVIAN INFANTRY AND THE SMALLER RAVENOUS, NOW CALLED RAVENOUS SOLDIERS, IN AN ALL-OUT BATTLE; THE SHIELDMAIDENS HAVE ALSO JOINED IN TO SUPPORT THEIR BROTHERS-IN-ARMS; THE MROVIANS ARE EITHER FIRING BLUE-WHITE ENERGY BLASTS OR FIGHTING WITH ENERGY BLADES IN CLOSE QUARTERS, WHILE THE RAVENOUS SOLDIERS USE THEIR CLAWS, TEETH, AND EXPEL SPIKES COVERED IN BLUE-WHITE PLASMA; THE MROVIANS ARE STRONGER THAN THE RAVENOUS INDIVIDUALLY, BUT ARE OUTNUMBERED; WITH AYSUIDA PRESENT, ALBEIT IN HER BASE FORM, THE OVERALL BATTLE IS STILL IN THE SLIGHT FAVOR OF THE MROVIANS>
<AFTER A FEW SECONDS OF SLAUGHTERING ENTIRE GROUPS OF RAVENOUS SOLDIERS, AYSUIDA LOOKS UP TOWARDS THE SKY, WHERE SHE CAN SEE THE LOOMING FIGURE OF THE LEVIATHAN IN THE DISTANCE>
Aysuida: <TO HERSELF> The Saiyans are fighting enemies that approach their levels in strength. As the Avatar of Gykul, it is fitting that it should fall upon me to destroy their leader.
<AYSUIDA FLIES TOWARDS THE LEVIATHAN, EVENTUALLY REACHING THE MESOSPHERE, WHERE THE BLACKNESS OF SPACE IS VISIBLE EVEN IN THE DAY; AS SHE CLOSES THE DISTANCE TOWARDS THE ORGANIC PLANETOID, SWARMS OF RAVENOUS SOLDIERS ATTACK HER, ALTHOUGH SHE EFFORTLESSLY CUTS THROUGH EACH OF THEM WITH HER GLAIVE; ONCE NO MORE THAN A FEW HUNDRED METERS AWAY FROM HER TARGET, AYSUIDA GOES INTO HER STELLAR MROVIAN FORM, GLOWING LIKE A STAR; UPON REACHING THE LEVIATHAN, SHE PROCEEDS TO CUT INTO ITS OUTER LAYER WITH MULTIPLE HORIZONTAL SWINGS IN ALTERNATING DIRECTIONS>
<CUTS TO CUBER, WHO FLIES TOWARDS THE ZIZ, WHO DUCKS UNDER HIM IN A FORWARD FLIP, CLIPPING THE SAIYAN WITH ITS WINGS; WHILE CUBER IS STILL STUNNED FROM BEING CAUGHT OFF-GUARD, THE ZIZ REAPPEARS BEHIND HIM AND SLAPS HIM AWAY WITH ITS RIGHT WING>
<CUTS TO CHAIVA, WHO RUSHES THE BEHEMOTH WITH A RIGHT SHOULDER TACKLE, BUT THE RAVENOUS FLIES OVER CHAIVA AND COUNTERATTACKS WITH A DOWNWARDS PUNCH FROM ITS RIGHT “CLUB-ARM;” BEFORE CHAIVA IMPACTS THE SURFACE OF THE LEVIATHAN, THE BEHEMOTH APPEARS IN FRONT OF HER AND THROWS A STRAIGHT WITH ITS LEFT CLUB-ARM>
<EACH SAIYAN HALTS HIS/HER OWN MOMENTUM AND FACE THEIR ENEMIES>
Cuber: <TELEPATHICALLY TO CHAIVA> This isn’t looking good for us.
Chaiva: <TELEPATHICALLY TO CUBER> There’s no point in worrying. Either we kill them, or we die.
Cuber: <TELEPATHICALLY TO CHAIVA> Right…
<SWAPPING OPPONENTS, THE BEHEMOTH GOES AFTER CUBER, WHO SHOOTS IT WITH A STUN BOLT AND FOLLOWS UP WITH A SUCCESSFUL DRILL KICK; BEFORE THE BEHEMOTH CAN RETALIATE, CUBER GRABS IT BY THE THROAT WITH HIS RIGHT HAND, AND THEN USES HIS LEFT HAND TO HELP TOSS THE CREATURE ABOVE HIS HEAD>
<MEANWHILE, CHAIVA STRIKES THE ZIZ HARD WITH A LEFT BACKFIST; SHE THEN SEES CUBER RIGHT-FLYING-BACK-KICK THE BEHEMOTH TOWARDS HER AND PROMPTLY INTERCEPTS THE MONSTER WITH A RIGHT BICYCLE KICK THAT SENDS IT ACROSS THE SURFACE OF THE LEVIATHAN; CHAIVA FOLLOWS THE BEHEMOTH AND STOMPS ON IT WITH BOTH FEET, BOUNCING THE CREATURE BACK UP TOWARDS THE ZIZ, WHICH HAPPENED TO BE PURSUING CHAIVA, CAUSING BOTH RAVENOUS HUMANOIDS TO COLLIDE WITH EACH OTHER; RECOVERING SOONER, THE ZIZ RETURNS ITS COURSE TOWARDS CHAIVA, SWIPING AT HER WITH ITS LEFT WING FROM OVERHEAD; CHAIVA DODGES BY FLIPPING OVER THE CREATURE>
<CUTS TO CUBER, WHO TRIES TO HIT THE BEHEMOTH WITH A RIGHT FLYING BACK KICK, BUT THE RAVENOUS FLIES OVER IT BEFORE COMING BACK DOWN WITH A DOWNWARD RIGHT PUNCH; CUBER MOVES AWAY FROM THE MONSTER’S CLUB-ARM AND RESPONDS WITH ANOTHER RIGHT FLYING BACK KICK, BUT THE BEHEMOTH BACKS AWAY AND THEN REACHES OUT FOR THE SAIYAN WITH ITS SMALLER HANDS; CUBER RELEASES AN EXPLOSIVE SHINE, STOPPING THE BEHEMOTH’S GRAPPLE ATTEMPT AND LAUNCHING IT VERTICALLY; IN THE TYPICAL CUBER FASHION, THE SAIYAN FLIES OVER THE BEHEMOTH AND KICKS IT BACK DOWN WITH A DRILL KICK>
<CUTS TO CHAIVA, WHO BLOCKS A CLOCKWISE RIGHT-WING SWIPE WITH AN ENERGY SHIELD; THE FEMALE SAIYAN TRIES TO RETALIATE BY REACHING FOR THE ZIZ’S THROAT WITH HER RIGHT HAND, BUT THE CREATURE HITS CHAIVA’S WRIST WITH ITS OWN RIGHT HAND AND THEN SWEEPS HER LEGS WITH RIGHT LOW ROUNDHOUSE; WITH CHAIVA TEMPORARILY INCAPACITATED, THE ZIZ GOES TO HELP ITS PARTNER, ONLY TO ONCE AGAIN COLLIDE WITH THE BEHEMOTH, WHO WAS KNOCKED BACK BY CUBER’S RIGHT FLYING BACK KICK>
<THE IMPACT IS MORE OF A GLANCING BLOW, AND SO THE BEHEMOTH CONTINUES INTO THE DISTANCE WHILE CUBER TURNS HIS ATTENTION TO THE ZIZ AND CLOSES THE DISTANCE WITH A LEFT FLYING SIDE KICK; THE ZIZ BACKS AWAY FROM THE ATTACK, BUT CUBER CHASES IT DOWN WITH A DRILL KICK; ENDURING THE HIT, THE ZIZ RESPONDS WITH A RIGHT SWEEPING ROUNDHOUSE KICK, AND THEN FLIES AROUND CUBER TO END UP BEHIND HIM; CUBER CATCHES THE ZIZ BEHIND HIM WITH A RIGHT FLYING BACK KICK AND THEN RETREATS AS HE SHOOTS HIS OPPONENT WITH A STUN BOLT; THE ZIZ SHRUGS OFF THE ENERGY BEAM AND LUNGES TOWARDS CUBER, ITS WINGS IN FRONT OF ITSELF ACTING LIKE A SHIELD AS IT IMPACTS THE SAIYAN; IT THEN TELEPORTS BEHIND CUBER AND REPEATS THE SAME ATTACK, AND WHILE CUBER IS STILL IN PAIN, THE ZIZ STRIKES HIM WITH A LEFT BACK-FLIP KICK>
<MEANWHILE, CHAIVA IS UP AGAINST THE BEHEMOTH, WHICH THROWS A RIGHT UPPERCUT; SHE BACKS AWAY FROM THE CLUB-ARM AND COUNTERATTACKS WITH A RIGHT BACK-FLIP KICK, SENDING THE BEHEMOTH AWAY; SHE TURNS TO SEE CUBER GETTING STRUCK BY A CLOCKWISE RIGHT-WING SLAP AND GOES TO ASSIST HIM; UPON REACHING THE ZIZ, CHAIVA THROWS OUT TWO AERIAL KICKS, A RIGHT REVERSE ROUNDHOUSE FOLLOWED BY A LEFT ROUNDHOUSE (A MOVE THAT WILL NOW BE CALLED REACHING DOUBLE KICK), BUT THE RAVENOUS BLOCKS BOTH WITH ITS WINGS; BEFORE CHAIVA CAN LAUNCH ANOTHER ATTACK, THE BEHEMOTH DESCENDS FROM ABOVE WITH A DOWNWARDS SWING WITH BOTH OF ITS CLUB-ARMS; CHAIVA IS ABLE TO BLOCK THE ATTACK WITH AN ENERGY SHIELD, BUT THIS ENDS UP ENABLING THE ZIZ TO RETREAT>
<CUBER, WHO HAS ALREADY RECOVERED, INTERCEPTS THE ZIZ WITH A RIGHT FLYING REVERSE ROUNDHOUSE FOLLOWED BY A LEFT FLYING ROUNDHOUSE, THE SECOND KICK OF WHICH KNOCKS THE CREATURE BACK; CUBER ATTEMPTS TO PURSUE WITH A DRILL KICK, BUT THE ZIZ RETREATS WHILE ATTEMPTING TO REPOSITION ITSELF; CUBER BARRAGES HIS OPPONENT WITH STUN BOLTS, SOME OF WHICH HIT AND OTHERS OF WHICH THE CREATURE EVADES>
Cuber: <TELEPATHICALLY> Get <“TELEPORTS” TO END UP ABOVE THE ZIZ AND THRUSTS HIS LEFT PALM DOWNWARDS ONTO ITS HEAD AS HE FIRES OFF A WHITE ENERGY WAVE> outta here!
<CUBER’S ATTACK OBLITERATES THE ZIZ>
Cuber: <TELEPATHICALLY> This is my world.
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<CUTS TO CHAIVA, WHO THROWS OUT A LEFT BACKFIST, WHICH THE BEHEMOTH BACKS AWAY FROM; THE CREATURE THEN COMES BACK WITH A LUNGE OF ITS RIGHT CLUB-ARM, BUT CHAIVA JUMPS OVER IT AND STRIKES HER ENEMY’S HEAD WITH A BICYCLE KICK; THE SAIYAN TRIES TO FOLLOW UP WITH A LEFT JAB, BUT THE BEHEMOTH TELEPORTS TO END UP BEHIND HER AND HITS HER WITH THREE CONSECUTIVE PUNCHES FROM ALTERNATING CLUB-ARMS; THE RAVENOUS GOES FOR A FOURTH, BUT CHAIVA RETREATS AND THROWS OUT A REACHING DOUBLE KICK; THE BEHEMOTH BACKS AWAY AND CHAIVA CHASES AFTER IT; UPON REACHING THE CREATURE, SHE THRUSTS HER LEFT KNEE FORWARD, BUT THE BEHEMOTH BLOCKS IT WITH ITS CLUB-ARMS, AND THEN GRABS CHAIVA’S LEFT ANKLE WITH THE HAND OF ITS RIGHT SMALLER ARM BEFORE SWINGING HER AROUND AND TOSSING HER BEHIND ITSELF; THE BEHEMOTH FOLLOWS CHAIVA WITH A BACKFIST OF ITS OWN WITH ITS LEFT CLUB-ARM, ALTHOUGH CHAIVA IS ABLE TO FLY OVER THE RAVENOUS’ ATTACK>
<CUBER FIRES A STUN BOLT, PROMPTING THE BEHEMOTH TO DUCK UNDER THE ENERGY BEAM; UPON ARRIVING TO CHAIVA’S AID, CUBER ENDS UP TO THE IMMEDIATE LEFT OF HER; IN ATTEMPT TO GET THEM BOTH, THE BEHEMOTH SWINGS ITS RIGHT CLUB-ARM IN A WIDE HOOK, BUT CUBER FLIES OVER THE ARM AND THROWS A LEFT FLYING SIDE KICK TO THE CREATURE’S FACE BEFORE ITS ATTACK REACHES CHAIVA; CUBER FOLLOWS UP WITH TWO EXPLOSIVE SHINES IN FAIRLY QUICK SUCCESSION, AND THEN DRILL-KICKS THE BEHEMOTH BACK DOWN; CUBER PURSUES THE BEHEMOTH AND PERFORMS A CLOCKWISE TAIL SWIPE, BUT THE CREATURE DUCKS UNDER THE ATTACK; CUBER DOES NOT RELENT AND ATTACKS WITH A DRILL KICK, WHICH THE RAVENOUS LEANS AWAY FROM AND RESPONDS WITH A STRAIGHT PUNCH OF ITS RIGHT CLUB-ARM; CUBER “TELEPORT”-DODGES AND ENDS UP BEHIND THE BEHEMOTH BEFORE STRIKING IT WITH A RIGHT FLYING BACK KICK>
<CUBER FOLLOWS THE BEHEMOTH AND LANDS A DRILL KICK, WHICH CONNECTS INTO ANOTHER EXPLOSIVE SHINE, SENDING THE MONSTER UPWARDS AND TOWARDS CHAIVA; THE OTHER SAIYAN FLIES INTO THE BEHEMOTH WITH AN ENDING KNEE; AN IMMENSE WHITE ENERGY WAVE COMES OUT OF CHAIVA’S KNEE, COMPLETELY COVERING THE BEHEMOTH; WHEN THE CONE OF LIGHT DISSIPATES, LIKE ITS PARTNER, THE BEHEMOTH TOO HAS BEEN EVISCERATED, WITH NOT EVEN A TRACE OF IT REMAINING>
<CUTS TO AYSUIDA, WHOSE BLUE-WHITE AURA ILLUMINATES THE AREA AROUND HER, REVEALING HUNDREDS OF RAVENOUS SOLDIERS, ALL OF WHOM ARE LUNGING AT HER; THE MROVIAN SIMPLY CUTS THROUGH HER ENEMIES AS SHE DID BEFORE, BUT EVENTUALLY, SHE ENCOUNTERS A MUCH LARGER RAVENOUS VERY MUCH LIKE THE ONE IN THE INITIAL INVASION, A SENTINEL; INTENT ON NOT MAKING THE SAME MISTAKE, AYSUIDA GOES IN WITH A DOWNWARD VERTICAL GLAIVE-SWING, CUTTING RIGHT THROUGH THE LARGE MONSTER, AND THEN FOLLOWS UP WITH MORE STRIKES, UNTIL THE SENTINEL IS REDUCED TO A HUNDRED SEPARATE PIECES; SURE ENOUGH, THIS AMOUNT OF SEPARATION IS TOO MUCH FOR THE SENTINEL TO REGENERATE>
<AYSUIDA CONTINUES ON BUT THIS TIME, NOT ONE, BUT THREE MORE SENTINELS STAND IN HER WAY; WITHOUT HESITATION, AYSUIDA HACKS DOWN ON THE HEAD OF THE NEAREST SENTINEL, WITH THE THIRD DOWNWARD SLASH SPLITTING OPEN ITS HEAD; BEFORE SHE CAN CONTINUE TO DAMAGE IT FURTHER, ANOTHER SENTINEL SWIPES AT HER FROM THE SIDE WITH ONE OF ITS BLADE-LIKE MANDIBLES; AYSUIDA IS ABLE TO MOVE OUT OF THE WAY AND TURN HER ATTENTION TO HER NEW OPPONENT; HOWEVER, THE WOUND OF THE FIRST SENTINEL IS ALREADY CLOSING, WHILE THE THIRD SENTINEL APPROACHES THE MROVIAN FROM BEHIND>
<AYSUIDA CUTS OFF ONE OF THE MANDIBLES OF THE SECOND SENTINEL, CAUSING IT TO ROAR IN PAIN, BUT BEFORE SHE CAN THROW ANOTHER STRIKE, THE THIRD SENTINEL SLASHES HER ACROSS THE BACK; AYSUIDA SEPARATES HERSELF FROM THE TWO ACTIVE SENTINELS, BUT THE FIRST, HAVING ALREADY RECOVERED, APPEARS BEHIND HER; SENSING THIS, SHE TURNS AROUND WITH A RISING FOREHAND SWING, CUTTING OPEN THE SENTINEL’S LOWER JAW; AS THIS HAPPENS, THE RAVENOUS’ MANDIBLE GRAZES HER RIBS>
<THE TWO OTHER SENTINELS FLY UP TO AYSUIDA FROM BEHIND AND SHUT THEIR MANDIBLES SIMULTANEOUSLY; THE MASSIVE BLADES BITE INTO AYSUIDA’S TORSO, BUT THE CREATURES ARE NOT STRONG ENOUGH TO SLICE THROUGH HER; STILL, SHE IS IN IMMENSE PAIN AND DROPS HER GLAIVE; WITH THE MROVIAN NOW IMMOBILIZED, THE LAST SENTINEL BITES INTO HER AS WELL, AND THE THREE CONTINUE TO MAINTAIN THEIR GRIP, INTENDING TO SNAP AYSUIDA IN HALF>
<SUDDENLY, THE SENTINEL THAT IS FACING AYSUIDA EXPLODES AS A FLASH OF YELLOW BURSTS THROUGH IT FROM THE SIDE; THE OTHER TWO SENTINELS ARE SUBSEQUENTLY TAKEN OUT IN THE SAME FASHION; WITH HER ATTACKERS GONE, AYSUIDA HUGS HER OWN TORSO, HANDS COVERING THE DEEP WOUNDS INFLICTED UPON HER>
Chaiva: You’re wounded. Get to a ship. I’m going to end this.
<AYSUIDA TELEKINETICALLY RETRIEVES HER GLAIVE, NODS, AND THEN FADES OUT IN MROVIAN TELEPORTATION; MORE RAVENOUS CLOSE IN AROUND CHAIVA, WITH MORE SENTINELS AMONGST THEIR RANKS, NOW BY THE DOZENS, ACCOMPANIED BY HUNDREDS UPON HUNDREDS OF SOLDIERS; UNFAZED, CHAIVA RUSHES FORWARD, HER KNEE EXTENDED IN FRONT OF HER, TEARING THROUGH ANYTHING IN HER PATH; SOON, SHE REACHES WHAT LOOKS LIKE A SOLID WALL OF ORGANIC MATERIAL; CHAIVA POWERS UP FURTHER AND GOES INTO THIS WALL WITH AN ENDING KNEE, BLASTING IT OPEN>
<CUTS TO THE LEVIATHAN FROM THE OUTSIDE; THE IMPACT OF CHAIVA’S ENDING KNEE DISLODGES IT FROM SOME OF ITS TENTACLES; CUTS BACK TO CHAIVA, WHO NOW HOVERS IN FRONT OF WHAT LOOKS LIKE A MASSIVE BRAIN THAT IS MULTIPLE KILOMETERS ACROSS; THIS TIME, CHAIVA PULLS BACK HER RIGHT FIST AS BLUE-WHITE KI SURROUNDS IT; WHEN THE SPHERE OF KI REACHES A METER IN DIAMETER, CHAIVA PUNCHES FORWARD INTO THE LEVIATHAN’S CORE>
<CUTS BACK TO THE OUTSIDE OF THE LEVIATHAN; A MASSIVE BLUE-WHITE BEAM, OVER A HUNDRED KILOMETERS IN DIAMETER, ERUPTS FROM ITS SIDE, COMPLETELY RIPPING ITS BODY APART; CUTS BACK TO CHAIVA, WITH HER FIST STILL FORWARD FOR A FEW SECONDS BEFORE SHE RETRACTS IT>
<THE MROVIAN SHIPS FIRE THEIR STERILIZERS AT THE SEVERED TENTACLES, GRADUALLY VAPORIZING THEM BY SECTIONS AND PREVENTING THE POSSIBILITY OF REGENERATION>
<CUTS TO A SET OF DOORS OF A MROVIAN STRUCTURE; THE DOORS OPEN, AND CUBER AND CHAIVA, IN THEIR TRAINING ATTIRE, STEP INSIDE>
Baochoi: <RUNNING TOWARDS HIS PARENTS> Mommy! Daddy!
Chaiva: <CROUCHING, ARMS OPEN> Baochoi!
<CHAIVA LIFTS BAOCHOI OFF THE GROUND AND GIVES HIM A BIG HUG; GUIRROM, WITHOUT HER ARMOR, STANDS ACROSS FROM THE SAIYANS FROM INSIDE THE ROOM>
Cuber: <TO GUIRROM> Thanks, Admiral. I greatly appreciate you doing this for us.
Guirrom: It’s just Guirrom. I am not on duty right now.
Cuber: How was he?
Guirrom: He was a joy to take care of. The Assemblable Prisms I provided fascinated him; I did not take Saiyans for engineers. He was quite mellow for what I would expect of your kind.
Chaiva: <TO CUBER AND GUIRROM, WITH BAOCHOI STILL IN HER ARMS> Heh, I wonder where he gets that from.
<CUBER GLANCES AT CHAIVA, BUT THEN LOOKS AWAY IN SLIGHT EMBARRASSMENT>
Cuber: <TO GUIRROM> Anyway, thanks again.
Guirrom: My pleasure.
<CUTS TO THE SAIYANS’ MROVIAN TRANSPORT IN THE HANGAR; THE ROOF REVEALS THE STORMY WEATHER OF GLAYSIA, INDICATING THAT GUIRROM HAD BABYSAT BAOCHOI IN THE PLANET’S FACILITY; THE TRANSPORT TAKES OFF AND DISAPPEARS ABOVE THE CLOUDS IN A FLASH>
<CUTS TO AYSUIDA IN HER ARMOR BUT WITHOUT ANY OF HER WEAPONS IN OUTER SPACE; THE CAMERA ZOOMS OUT REVEALING A METALLIC BLUE FLOOR BENEATH HER, AND THEN ANGLES TO SHOW THE ENTIRE HEIGHT OF THE SPIRE OF ASCENSION, EXTENDING FROM A RELATIVELY SMALL MROV; CHAIVA, IN HER TRAINING OUTFIT BUT WEARING A METALLIC MASK THAT IS THE SAME AS THOSE WORN BY OTHER SHIELDMAIDENS, LANDS BEHIND AYSUIDA>
Chaiva: <TELEPATHICALLY> You called for me?
Aysuida: Yes. <A FEW SECOND PAUSE> Magnificent, isn’t it? The Spire of Ascension.
Chaiva: <TELEPATHICALLY> Well, you guys didn’t make it, right?
Aysuida: So you were indeed attentive.
Chaiva: <TELEPATHICALLY> It’s not like I had much of a choice.
Aysuida: <IGNORING CHAIVA’S COMMENT> Six million years ago, Gykul saved the Mrovians from extinction from the Ravenous. The title of Avatar of Gykul was established to ensure that her sacrifice would forever be honored. For generations, the mantle was passed down from one warrior to another.
Chaiva: <TELEPATHICALLY> Yes, I remember that part…
Aysuida: There is no doubt that these invaders were none other than the Ravenous...consuming trillions of lifeforms over the ages only to finally seek our demise. They nearly succeeded. But it was you, Chaiva <TURNS AROUND TO FACE CHAIVA> who saved us from our ancient enemy, just as Gykul once did. I would be honored <KNEELS ON HER LEFT KNEE, LIFTING THE TIARA OFF HER HEAD> if you took my place as the Avatar of Gykul.
Chaiva: <TELEPATHICALLY> What about you?
Aysuida: I will remain with the order as a Shieldmaiden and will assist you in this transition if you accept.
Chaiva: <TELEPATHICALLY> You’re pretty serious about this.
Aysuida: There is no other being more deserving of this title.
<CHAIVA HESITATES FOR A FEW SECONDS>
Chaiva: <TELEPATHICALLY> Don’t take this the wrong way, but I’m going to have to decline.
Aysuida: <LOOKS UP AT CHAIVA> Oh?
Chaiva: <TELEPATHICALLY> You Mrovians have indeed grown on me, but at the end of the day, Cuber and Baochoi – my family – will always come first. I cannot promise to follow the expectations that would be imposed on me. Besides, I’m used to seeing you in that armor. I wouldn’t feel good wearing it, especially being a Saiyan.
Aysuida: <PLACES HER TIARA BACK ONTO HER HEAD AND STANDS BACK UP> Very well, then. Although you are not a Mrovian, you are a shining example of what the other Shieldmaidens should aspire to become. Now with the Ravenous destroyed, you have earned every right to return to your family.
Chaiva: <TELEPATHICALLY> Thanks. I’ll see you around.
<CHAIVA DISAPPEARS OVER THE EDGE OF THE SPIRE OF ASCENSION’S ROOF>