MirrorMan didn't really know Xion personally, but had heard enough about him that he knew it was effectively a death sentence to be going after him in this twisted game of hot potato. ~ MirrorMan, 2015.
MirrorMan.exe, Jameson Piers, Megami.exe, Xenneth Hikari, Master Shakeem, GlassMan.exe, Cherish Pele, The Remnant, Finale, The Second Finale, Octavius Ochanomizu, Zane.exe.
Your sacrifice is accepted."[/smear:00aaaa]
Those who accepted the terms faded away in glowing gold. The hooded being held out his hand, and the lights were gathered in his palm. The cracked, floating disk remained in place, and the souls of those who took the sacrifice melted into gold, patching the disk as they flowed over the broken record.
[smear:ffff00]Vinyl: "Then sacrifices shall be made.
Those that refuse sacrifice-
Stupidity. Sara Charloton. Ignorance. Rainman.exe. Fear. Jacob Rayner. Attachment. Embera.exe. Angst. Ciel Tenma. Hesitation. Genesis.exe.
Your refusal to make sacrifices for the benefit of others leaves us here.
Those unable will not be reborn, but will remain, but not as the same.
That which you value most will be removed, and only when you overcome your failures will you earn them back.
Sara, you lose your loud mouth - you have only few words. Use them wisely, and overcome your stupidity. Rainman, you lose your adventure - you are to be bound. Your adventure will be one of the mind, overcome your ignorance. Jacob Rayner, you lose your Remnant - he is no longer your guardian. Face the world alone, and overcome your fear. Embera, you lose your flame - what is left is bitter cold. Find yourself - beyond your worldly binds - and overcome your attachment. Ciel Tenma, you lose your being. Your soul shall remain in the bodies of your copies - the seasons. Overcome your angst. Genesis, you lose your power - in turn you gain an army. You shall lead... but to lead well, you must overcome your hesitation."[/smear:00ffff]
The world was to be reformed.
The disk, now patched, was a patchwork of gold and vinyl. Yet orange corruption still ran through the thing.
And at the end, a thin pink sliver was...
Then Gate's Gambit had come to an end, for now.
But now it was time for The Perfect Cherry Blossom.
All navis have been sent back in time two in-story months. Those navis that sacrificed themselves forget Eon's existence, and any involvement in the Eternal Endgame - but have vague knowledge that they have awoken to a different world than that they lived in. Those navis that did not sacrifice themselves are bound to the conditions Vinyl has set out - in whichever way they understand them, but do not suffer from amnesia. If you require clarification, please message encore.
Humans suffer from a Coma for two months, and all real life story is moved ahead two months in time. Those that sacrificed themselves awaken with vague dreams of the world before the reset.