Just outside and in between the Combaticon and Kettle Hill, a young man had set off to a small cross roads town called Shillings, one known for having folks around for jobs to do directly at fighters who left the Combaticon (Usually from defeat.) X had lost his chance at his first love, Victoria Nisean to one of his teammates, and had gone out to drink his troubles away. Sitting quietly in a tarvern's booth he chugged down his sixth pint of ale, sulking and groaning to himself as he tried to forget his sorrows. Passing by him and placing a flyer down onto the table a man being who was entirely cloaked aside from the sharp toothed grin X was able to catch when passing, not caring what the guy was doing but still a dunkingly curious of what the flyer was.
[Six Years Earlier]
INTERNS WANTED AT THE CROSS DIMENSIONAL STUDIES LAB IN WEAL!
X, who had been only planning to be out for a few days at most to get over his issues in his currently drunken state had decided to go for. Using his weapon, Axis Disc, X was able to transverse the distance of over ten thousand miles in just the span of a few hours to the morning with only a dozen or so stops to throw up, piss, or wander around for food in the wild. By the time he came to in the morning he was entirely sober, but strongly hung over. Though he was able to regain himself properly it came to him that he was not close to home but had used far to much energy getting here and if he tried to go back now it would take more than two weeks due a strange feeling of needing to throw up every time he thought of using his Essence Weapon. Trying to figure out if he even had his wallet but pulling out the flyer he was given and the reason he actually came down to this place, the "Intellectually advanced society of the higher kept" City State of Weal.
As the slogan suggested, Weal was the most technologically advanced society in all of the known realms. Picking Everlast was their best bet as it was the safest and most peaceful. Fusing the Essences and advanced technology the society was truly the pinnacle of scientific excellence amongst the Enchantrum Realms. Being almost as big as Marrow but with half the population it was much easier to find out where he was going due to the level of origination and mapped layout of the place. Locating the office of the place where X had been searching for he knocked on the door to attempt to see if it was worth his time.
[Three Months Later]
To X's surprise he had taken immediately into the job. As the name suggested the research team had been studying the realms that mirror into the one they all lived in. There was the Prison dimension the Sulfur Lock, a place of endless clouds and where winged creatures soar freely in the Skypanse, the land of the sleeping The Dreather, where demons are born and roam the Nether Crevice, and more. The idea of discovering these things had gotten X's interests. He now had completely abandoned his previous look to be of that of an adventurer and donned a white lab coat and a clip board. What had really gotten him hooked on the job is the fact it was believed his Essence was linked to a realm that was yet to be discovered. Today was the day that they would try to tear into the dimension, to see what the realm that came to human knowledge thanks to X might be like.
The machine they had been using was shaped like a closed eye, so that it can only be viewed through at this point for study. X had completely ignored all over distractions and sound, watching as they turned the machine on, some of his essence energy inside it to get to the correct location they had been trying so hard to break through to. It was when the eye opened they could see within it. A deep and endless horizon of color and light. X just looked on in amazement, staring deep into the realm with his purest of happiness.
The head researched of the team, Sir Professor Doctor Dimesyl just scribbled down onto his clipboard, announcing what he was to feel about all of this, not realizing that something had been whispering the name of the realm into his mind "It's... absolutely magnificent... the pinnacle of my career even... I'll name is the Nebulus!"
This realm... It had this pull like force towards X. He wanted to get closer, he was mesmerized, not realizing he was closing in towards him. Before anyone had realized it X had already activated his Essence, sending a blast of energy right into the glass of what made the machine just a window. With a high pitched shatter the window had gone from far beyond even a doorway, it was now a vacuum. Sucking in every member in the building and expanding out to get people in the nearby streets taking in other builings, it was almost like a black hole. It took the immediate actions of Weal's brightest minds to stitch up his rip in space between the realms, ending it as soon as it started.
All of those who had been sucked into the Nebulus floated about aimlessly in the space, X looking upon them in the same state. The difference between him and them would shortly then be seen. Dozens of people, maybe even a hundred, all like a sugar cube in coffee, they started to devolve away into raw energy, now even the sounds of their screams could be heard in this airless and empty place. X on the other hand felt fine. Being inside this realm that felt like home to him X continued on floating for what felt like an eternity. Energies, knowledge, emotions. All these things and more flowed within and out of him. It was like he had been constantly torn down to the very most basic structural level then rebuilt from scratch around his single state of consciousness.
This went on for what felt like eons, X learning all the mysteries of the universe, a sheer level of omniscience. Everything he could ever wonder was now answered. Such a level of bliss has blessed him for only what felt like an instant, waking up later on in some random field outside of Weal's borders. When he managed to find out the time and date of that moment it had been three years since the events inside the city ways. The events had been seen as just another experiment gone wrong, nothing to new to them with a kingdom with millions of inventors and scientists. All X was able to really find on the occurance was a word that drifted into the ears and minds of those just outside the affected as, the word being Nebulus.
[Back To The Present with X, Manticore, Immortal Rune, and Victory Sheen]
Finishing up his tale, X just sat upright in his chair, waiting for his chance to leave. Though strange and a bit over the top it seemed like something that didn't sound real, even in their wild realm. Even so X had no signs or dishonesty.
"Sooooooo, omnipotence sounds fun?" Bondor, trying his best to break the ice and scatter the tension in the room
Standing up and looking for his most opportune time to leave, X responded to Bondor with a look of longing in his eyes, what he spoke of was truly what he wanted "I can't recall any of it... Aside from the sheer level of majesty it felt like. The feeling of being one with all the vast expanse of knowledge and wanting to find things you know about yet our species have yet to discover."Putting his hand up to his face and crunching his fingers together as if he were to punch something, squinting his eye when looking through the gap X questioned them, all of those in the room, outside it, in the Combaticon, in Everlast, in the Enchantrum Realms, every realm parallel to it, and beyond. "You really don't realize how small and insignificant you all are, do you?
Shew wasn't about to accept anything X had to say. He just wanted to hear where exactly he was, not ever planning on forgiving him at any time from it. "You threw aside your friends and your team just for that? Obviously that realm fucked your head up and left you a broken psychopath." And with that Shrew stormed out of the lounge, looking for anywhere else to be and pushing past a couple people who had been standing just outside of their lounge without questioning their presence.
Victoria just sat quiet, not sure what to say, noticing Lamp was a bit shaken up by it all. Doing her best to try and fix the tear between the members of the former four person group and now just a duo team, Victoria went on to
try and compromise with X "Why don't you guys just reform the team with the three of you and go and try to get you back to the all knowing thing together?"
"To bad for those guys, but..." Having taken Victoria's comment suggestion seriously but not wanting to drive up her hopes, showing signs he still felt a shard for her, he decided to inform them of something interesting "I already formed a new team." Victoria, Lamp, and even Shrew out walking away in the halls all were surprised to a stand still at the fact of this. X just walked out into the hallway to meet up with six other individuals. "Allow me to introduce you to my new team. This is Evo Frostrend, Larcher Yildoon, Haiku Sonnet, Brillo Sanctio, Angus Dunreeb, and Mio Malara."
Evo Frotrend, the first of them, looked like a man who had spent weeks in a frozen wasteland, as if his body was frozen yet still alive and moving, his icey white hair draping down on just the back side and on the left side. Garbing him was a sleeveless vest bleached white and a pair light blue jeans that looked like they'd been cut and torn apart yet kept together with frozen bits of ice. Similar to Rax, Evo wore no shoes, at least not something someone could call shoes. Frozen over his feet was a solid inch of ice, strong yet study for him. Along with this he had a small icicle spike coming out of his mouth like that of a tooth pick, glaring at the others outside his team.
Next up was Larcher Yildoon. Wearing leather shoes and pants beneath a heavy poncho colored like that of a western desert, Yildoon had been a very kept to himself individual, wearing a cowboy hat to cover his face even.
Haiku Sonnet had been a busty blond who wore clothing which originated from the Ji Dynasty (A Kingdom made up of pretty much various Asian cultures). There wasn't much to her as well aside from the fact she looked like the clothes she wore didn't belong on her at all. Though on her back she did carry some form of straw box that had to have some form of relevance to her being.
More of a rough and prickly man of average height yet skinny like a near starving to death individual, Brillo looked like he was made out of the material he was named after. All he had on him was a pair of shorts that looked like they were made out of duct tape. His arms were more like tentacles more than anything really and his feet were more like stumps similar to an elephant's.
A rather large fella as big as Bondor is in his uncontrollable state Angus Dunreeb. Packed together like a hippo he had a large under jaw with two respective tree stump teeth coming out from said jaw, but even larger arms the sizes of fully ground men when his legs looks normal had added a rather silly look to him. With only a single hair on his head that swayed about in the air. His clothing was... strange. It was entirely buttoned shirts all collaborated into one giant shirt plus a loin cloth.
Lastly was Mio Malara, a rather beautiful girl with a... slight abnormality. Amongst Essence users there are those who are unable to control their powers to a degree or try to put their powers beyond what they can take, something that mutates their body to being more beast than human, a type of being which had been branded as Frights. This girl had been extremely reptilian. With light grey scales that ran all around her body, split eyes like a snake, and a forked tongue, she stared over at Rax, noting the level of heat coming from him and taking interest, playing with her long iron colored hair that streamed down to her butt. She wore what was pretty much a maid's outfit yet not talking at all as she was more nervous of her accent far more than her snake like features, not noticing how Ossa and Lime were annoyed at the girls hardened gazing.
X would go on and say the last bit of words from any of the teams at the time "My new team... Betwixt Unknown. The ones that will help me reacquire omniscience."
At this point there were no more words. Everyone just grew silent, not wanting anything else to become of this event. Each team went their separate ways for the evening, wishing to end this day as soon as possible with some well needed sleep.