Late in the afternoon:
In a room sat a man about 6'2" possibly taller his hair was black and his eyes shined a bright emerald color in the light that entered the room from a big glass pane, adorned with the colors of Verde. The man was writing up a storm and then setting the page on the huge stack and began another. He stopped suddenly as he heard a knock on the door. He stood quickly, for a pencil pusher he was dressed more like a biker with a black leather jacket witch was zipped up despite it being hot out, his black jeans had quite a few stitches in them no doubt to fix the tares from previous fights. He quickly moved to the door using his off hand, that bore a bandana that was adorned with Verde's Symbol.
Standing in the hallway was another man, dressed in a doctors coat and he had a cane, he pushed his glasses on his face and spoke softly, "May I come in? I'm not bothering you am I?" the mysterious man said to the black haired man.
"Come in... I was slightly briefed on why you're here. A full briefing would go a long way in earning my trust."
"Trust? you talk of trust..." the lab rat chuckled.
"Yes trust, I don't care if Abraham trusts you or believes you're on the right path," the black haired man said in a cold tone.
"Oh Abraham trusts me? In ether case call me Jude, Jude Moriarty. We are to go to an island not far from here and gather intelligence. We were given an anonymous tip that an organization known as the Shadow Legion is currently using the island as a base, to perform secret experiments on Anima welders."
"This is bad thing I take it? But why send me?"
"Dagon that's simple out of the others of your division you are, let us say, the most durable. If things get heated I'd like a more competent fighter." Jude said in an even tone.
"Then why not ask Leon? I'm sure he'd be up to beating up goons." Dagon questioned.
"Leon, ha-ha-ha. Since Leon has become the Capo of Vermillion, he has gotten a lot more on his plate. Besides, he is reckless and I need someone I know will not go wild."
"What about that kid from azure?" Dagon said taking a seat.
"Oh, he is on another assignment."
"I see, very well let us leave immediately"
"Don't you have someone that needs to know that you'll be gone?" Jude added.
"I'm not good a goodbyes, plus I'd just worry her."
"If you say so Dagon.".
The two males left quickly, heading to the armory to collect some simple supplies. There was a boat in the harbor ready for the two, one of the lesser members was waiting there, ready to take them on their way.
"So what's the plan Jude?"
"We are to gather intel and put a stop to it if we can, with the rescores that they have, they seem to be funded by a third party."
"That makes since, Jude, get some sleep we are going to need it." Dagon said stepping on the small boat that was just big enough for 5 people .
8 Hours later:
"Wake up. We are here Dagon," Jude said softly. It was about midnight and they had beached on the island.
"Alright, stay quite," Dagon said, as he moved off the boat and on to the shore.
"We should keep our anima use to a minimum."
"Right, looks like we are climbing" he said faced with a cliff. He looked around a few monuments flustered ' If I used my anima I could scale this easily.' He thought to himself.
"Hey Dagon, look I found a cave, maybe we wont have to climb" Jude whispered to Dagon.
"All right let's check it out." He said entering the cave. 'Its dark' he moved his hand up to conjure his anima.
"Stop!" Jude he whispered harshly.
"Oh right, you said not to use our anima" his hand lowered to his side pocket and pulled a flask and a Zippo lighter.
"What is your plan with that?" Jude whispered softly.
"Take a drink and make a torch," Dagon said smugly quickly taking a swig of his rum.
"Good thing I packed the gear, " Jude said pulling a couple of glow sticks out and handing Dagon one. Dagon cracked the glow stick and it flashed a bright white, then changed to a deep emerald color.
"Whoa, that's neat Jude," Dagon said admiring it like a child on Christmas. Jude broke his and like before it flashed a white color but this time the glow was a soft purple.
"It uses your anima to enhance the light without triggering other anima users to our presence," Jude said pushing his glasses up.
"Did you invent these?"
"Yes I did, it's an easy chemical reaction that uses a special crystal for a focus," He said pushing his glass up.
"I'll admit, Jude, you're smart." Dagon said using a clip to put it on his hip.
"Of course I am..." he fell silent as Dagon held his hand up in a military fashion that meant halt. 'We are being followed' Dagon thought to himself. "We need to keep moving," Jude whispered softly.
"Shh... we are being followed or something is heading this way. Hide, Jude, this is about to get messy."
"You're not fighting alone, Dagon."
They were in a large cavern, the ceiling could not be seen. They must have been walking for an hour or so.
"Don't get in the way, okay?" Dagon said moving to a defensive stance as several humanoid figures approached them, moving faster then a normal man could. The cave was illuminated by a flash of rainbow colors. 'Anima users, This is going to be fun' Dagon thought to himself. A soft glow started to come from Dagon growing darker and darker almost like Emerald flames. He was instantly clad in a set of full plate and the shaft of a emerald Halberd formed in his hand. "Come at me!"
5 Anima users a red, blue, green, yellow, and orange. Each with different weapons, the red used a giant sword, the blue used a claw type weapon, the green used a sword and shield, the yellow used a bow, and lastly the orange used a staff. Red charged first his overbearing sword came crashing down upon Dagon. He side stepped letting the earth shake and debris fall from the ceiling. 'He's strong' Dagon though as he rotated his halberd around his body gaining speed and slashing at the red Anima users back. The Blue user blocked using his anima as he moved in to stab at Dagon. Piercing Dagon in the side. His halberd faded and in his off hand a single handed long sword formed and he stabbed the blue Anima user piercing his chest, the blue let out a loud scream in pain, then the blue moved back extracting the barbed claws from Dagon's side. Dagon's wounds began to heal immediately. The red moved his sword to swing again Dagon let him slash him only moving just enough so his arm would not be served countering with a blow to the heart. The red anima user let out a scream that was loud enough to cause more debris to fall from the ceiling.
As this was happening Jude was facing the yellow and orange. Anima arrows where being shot at Jude, he did not doge the arrows, he simply put up a barrier. The orange anima user was building energy. Jude's Anima glowed darker and darker around him, turning a darker shade of purple. The arrow user keeps trying to break Jude's concentration. The orange anima user began throwing balls of orange anima similar to fire balls. Jude threw the glow stick that was in his hand at the feet of the yellow. The light emanating from it turn black and then dark till it blew up pelting the yellow with shrapnel, and his face was melted off from the heat that was created. He turned to the orange anima user they engaged in an anima battle sending pulse after pulse at each other.
"Do you really think you can take me?" Dagon said his Anima became a blazing emerald flame sheathing him in the green glow of his anima.
"For a second I did" the blue user said coughing up some blood and spiting it toward Dagon.
"You are dying if you run now I will not have to end your life." Dagon's voice was firm but even his own wounds were closing up. "You're.... Dagon." The blue anima welder face showed shock and awe all the same.
"How do you know my name. ANWSER ME!" Dagon's voice filled with anger. 'How could this person know my name.' His thoughts quickly fade as blade flew past his face barely cutting his cheek. A shield smashed the side of Dagon's leg, the sound of bone breaking echoed throughout the cave. Dagon grimaced in pain, though he could regenerate nothing prepares you for bones breaking.
"You are finished," The green anima user stated.
'Damn, even if I heal faster, I wont have enough anima left to fight this guy. Broken bones never stopped me before, but this time is different.' Suddenly it hit him. 'The barbed claw, it was coated with something. My wound from that hasn't fully healed yet. Damn my arrogance. I can't do anything about it now.'
"Fine you win, lead the way." Dagon's voice held no fear.
"Very wise of you Mr. Smith." He said injecting Dagon with a syringe.