For a few seconds, the ship simply creaked and moaned as it began sliding off the rocky outcropping on which it had been stuck, taking on water rapidly. Then there was an explosion from within and a flash of light - perhaps the engines or boilers blowing up? - followed by the telltale blue flash of teleportation in one of the portholes as Nightwind - luckily instructed on the practice by Xyzillentz - made his escape.
The ship continued its slide down for about a second longer before the truth was revealed - the explosion had not been a boiler, but Xezzukhz himself, stirred to action by this reckless assault on his hideout. The cabin of the ship burst open, knocking what remained of the vessel off of the rock and sending it careening into the seas below with a massive splash. Xezzukhz, now visible only as a massive, raging fireball of demonic energy, zoomed out of the wreck - and directly through the assailant that had ruined his hideout, his dark powers tearing apart the strong but foolish and solitary navi in an instant.
The fireball, taking no apparent notice of Jax, next shot up into the sky where it disappeared within an angry stormcloud that hovered menacingly over the island...
Location Change - Nightwind - Dark City Location Change - Xezzukhz - The Clouds Above, Out of Reach
The fireball blazed into the sky and in its wake was nothing but water. No Ship, no Ruin, nothing. From behind his hood Jax's honest reaction was masked, but it needn't be explained. Surprise at first, then overbearing acceptance. One does not simply make a bold claim to a land without the means to acquire it.
His only lead seemingly demolished, no map from Xion, and no obligation to return to the weaklings up the coast; Jax just walks straight into the city. Maybe that's where the demonic terrorist would touch down.
Using his portal once more he vanished, leaving a tuft of smoke behind him.
"???: I'm "♥♪!?", but it's hard to pronounce so... call me Geno, after the doll." Gen: All American. The Cobalt Mirage: All the time. Shast: IN AMERICA "They're so far below the understanding of how it could work that it physically hurts me"