The Reborn roamed the rooftops watching and waiting for...something. Despite feeling that he was ready, he felt something was missing. He had the Power, and he had blades, but he felt he was missing something. Motion in the alley below caught his eye. Four men were threatening a young women with metal rods. He would have been content to watch, or ignore the whole thing, but something, a feeling, rose up from within, from what was left of his soul, deeply buried under cold thoughts. Under his mask, the Reborn blinked. Did he feel pity? Yes...something left from Before--the man he once was wanted to help her.
Though he tried, he couldn't fully ignore this feeling. And he did feel like testing his powers on a helpless foe. So he dropped down into the alley, and the thugs turned towards the sound. Before they could see him, the Reborn absorbed the electricity in the area, felt it flow into him, and the lamp nearby died. One of the thugs charged him, metal bar raised, and a bolt of lightening arced to his weapon, and he fell, screaming. The Reborn raised a blade, and watched as electricity danced across its surface. Interesting. He flung it into another's chest, then pulled a rod to his hand, focusing energy into. He watched in interest as a crackling thread of electricity formed from its end, then snapped it, and the third thug dropped. The Reborn toyed with his new weapon, stepped into the moonlight.
The fourth thug backed away dropping his weapon and fleeing at the sight of him--A Knight clad in Shadow, wielding a whip of pure electricity. The Reborn laughed. He returned his attention to his new weapon, changed the form of the energy, noting its flexibility. Now it was a shorter thread of energy, with crackling ball of energy at the end--a mace. He nodded. He had his weapon. He released the energy, and the lamp sputtered to life, flaring in brilliance. The woman, who had been cowering on the ground, flinched, covered her eyes. When she looked again, her savior was gone.
And throughout the underworld of Norton Peak, word of the Shadow Knight spread.
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