Located near the calm belt in New World is the Camelot Kingdom, a prosperous kingdom with few complaints from its citizens. Led by a righteous and benevolent Warriors King named Arthur Pendragon. It is one of the Strongest Kingdoms in the world. Guarded by 12 Brave Knights, and strong army. It's a nation that not affiliated with World Government.
Legends have passed. And with these legends, heroes rise and so were the demons. Demons that once were righteous warriors were gradually consumed by greed, bloodlust, and power. The once prosperous and sane leadership of the Knights of the Round Table would entail a significant change toward its nation, Camelot.
On the day of Sabbath, 11 powerful knights who once adored, idolized the Knights of Camelot would try to revolt against the Kingdom to re-claim NOT the throne but the peace and harmony that once belonged to this country. However, after 5 nights of a restless battle against King Arthur's military power, these 11 knights would fall. Defeated. Humiliated. Upon their demise, the King would approach the leaders of the revolution, removing the helmets they wore during the battle. Revealing the mysteries behind those masks and armors.
"This is what you got for trying to defy your King. Kneel. Kneel to death.", King Arthur said to the brave leader of the opposition. He was about to behead that same warrior but the nation had spoken.
"Set them free! Set them free! Set them free!"
King Arthur and the Knights of the Round exchange glances. Nodding at each other. A decision had been passed. "Fine. Now leave this country and never return."
Since then, the 11 brave knights traversed the seas. Bearing the humiliation of defeat with them. But vengeance always finds its way home. Time will come and they would return. After months of searching for a new home and devising a strategy to strike back, one Lord would appear in front of them, Prince Landayan Morrow of the Silver Vampirates who coincidentally was strengthening his force following the retirement of his former Captain, Larsi the Quake. The 12 people would cross paths.
"Well. Well. Well. Look who got here. Knights of Camelot.". Gambit said upon meeting them on a certain island.
"We are not them.", All of 11 knights said. Denying the apparent spitting image of that Kingdom.
Gambit: "But you do dress like them."
The 11 knights would reveal their faces to Gambit only to find out that.
Gambit: "Hmmm. Ladies. Lady Knights. This is interesting."
"Help us! Help us retrieve peace and harmony back in Camelot. It's for our people.", Lady Aramis said, leader of the opposition.
"Help you? Hmph. You need to work on that darlings. Serve me. And I will bring forth justice to your aid."
Since then, the 11 knights would serve under Gambit's Weaponry and Armory division, training his crew to wield swords and the use of power armor. Gambit would also use their well-crafted armors to design a revolutionary armor only fitting to the Lord of Underworld himself.
30 months later and after several voyages across the New World, the 11 knights decided to come back to Camelot. With them, prestige, dignity, and power were lost during that defeat. Gambit would not accompany them for they wanted to justify their victory with their own forces. However, as they journeyed back to Camelot, things await on their way.
Uteki had clashed with Kaido, and had killed Doflamingo and most of his crew. She had suffered a loss during all that, but came out stronger for it. Her conviction burned brighter, and she had found several more allies to accompany her on her journeys under the name of The Crimson Vow. Two of those allies were with her now as she sailed to her next goal. The three of them were heading to Camelot. Uteki had heard of it during the tail end of her Dressrosa adventure. As she was recovering from the battle. She was interested in what it had to offer. She considered herself more of a samurai than a knight, but she was interested in testing herself against them regardless. Eventually, the trio would find themselves in an interesting encounter on their way to Camelot. Uteki stopped the boat, and Lady Hresvelg and Eula were on guard. Their hands on the weapons. They were two Uteki chose to accompany her on this trip. She was hesitant to involve others in her endeavors after what happened, but they would not relent. As for Uteki herself, she stood in front. Ready for whatever was to come.
Aboard the ship called Camelot built by the Shipwrights of the Silver Vampirates and equipped by Gambit himself with enough weapons capable of rivaling the Pluton, the 11 knights traversed the seas. And after days of journey, they could finally feel a familiar breeze in broad daylight while the seagulls above hovered over them signifying that land is near. And at last, the coast of Camelot emerged behind the mist. Kingdom rising on the edge of the mountain. The country doesn't have a normal sandy shore. you have to dock your vessel on the rocky surface of the port. A distinguishing type of terrain only fitting to kingdom rose in the mountains.
"We are here, ladies!", Aramis said as she stood on the bow of the ship. Increasing the sails to slow down their speed, the 10 other knights gathered around her. "Ladies of the Round Table, today is the day of a victor. We are not here to seek vengeance. We are here to bring back peace and harmony. Die with me!"
"Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!!!", roared the 11 female knights.
And with that, they marched forward the castle of King Arthur. With their newfound strength, weapons, and power armors. Raising the flag of the Silver Vampirates and the symbol of the Dragon who was once a symbol of protection of their birth land, the Camelot. "Let's go...", Aramis said as they faced the front gate of the castle.
The incident turned out to be nothing but a merchant's ship. Relieved it wasn't anything serious, the trio would continue sailing towards Camelot. Arriving not long after they resumed their journey. They secured their ship. It was difficult given the terrain, but Uteki managed with some help from Hresvelg and Eula. As they were securing their ship to the port, they noticed a rather decked out ship nearby. Uteki wondered if she was going to have competition for taking control of this island. No matter, she set out for the castle. Discarding subterfuge, and decided to try negotiation instead. As they made their way to the castle, they took notice of their surroundings.
"Keep close to me. This is new territory for all of us. Getting separated wouldn't be wise."
The other two nodded in response and unless something or someone stopped them, they would enter the castle without an invitation. Uteki was ready to attack but truly intended on seeing if she could convince Camelot's king to stand down without a fight. Even if she knew he would never.
Camelot is a city-kingdom atop the mountain surrounded by seas, and forests & meadows within wherein plenty of open space for knightly tournaments (which were held frequently). The city's defenses were formidable, surviving a war against the other nations. At the four gates of the kingdom, high walls made of bricks are guarding them. Walls about 5 meters wide wherein knights can patrol and stand a lookout. Archers are visible, about hundreds of them as the first line of defense from a distance. Flags that have the makings of a western dragon are also pinned in each of these outposts, signifying their decades of monarchy and supremacy across the nations.
Inside the castle, ornaments in all the corners of the hall are situated. They don't have any practical purposes but those accessories indicate the known riches of the kingdom. In this same hall, a 10-meter diameter round table is placed at the center. This is where the regular forum is held and is led by none other than.
"King Arthur!", the guard screamed as he catapulted from the huge wooden door down the aisle and went to the central hall. "Permission to speak.", he continued, kneeling his left foot while his right palm is placed on his chest. "They have returned."
The 12 knights exchanged glances as they heard the royal guard before them.
Lancelot: "The maidens?"
Guard: "Yes Sir Lancelot! 11 of them."
King Arthur, rose to his throne and to his full length as he wore his crown. "It's been a couple of years. Let them in."
Guard: "And it seems that they have 3 lookouts just outside the castle."
"Very well. We shall open the gates.", King Arthur responded before turning to the other supreme knights. "My brothers, today marks the second coming of our old nemesis. 11 Female Nobles who once tried to oppose my kingship in an attempt to give back to the poor what we have accomplished over the decades. We shall not grant them an easy death. For I, King Arthur shall put an end to this preposterous rebellion."
The King turned to the guard once more, "Prepare the Octagon!"
Guard: "Yes my Lord!"
As this happened inside the castle, the 11 female knights were approached by a platoon of royal guards in fancy march and tradition.
"My Ladies! Please come in.", the platoon leader said as the entire battalion paved their ways by synchronically moving themselves to the sides only to open the lane down to the castle like a gate opening on its own.
"Ladies let's go!", Aramis ordered the 10 others.
Meanwhile, one of the patrols assigned to the high walls was looking closely at the 3 other ladies marching way up the hill. "They must be the maidens back-up. Keep an eye on them. If they get closer to the main gate, interrogate them. We shall be able to recognize them by their strong accents.
As the trio approached the castle and they got closer, it would become apparent they were not alone. Uteki was able to notice some people atop the walls. Likely lookouts. It seemed like before negotiating with the king, they would need to speak to the rank and file first. As she walked, she went over a few plans with Eula and Lady Hresvelg. Going over various outcomes their upcoming talk with the lookouts could have, and what to do during each of them. It wasn't long before everything was decided and communicated. Leaving them free to walk forward without hesitation. When they reached the walls and were within speaking distance, Uteki initiated conversation. Having decided earlier that she would handle all of the speaking as the leader of The Crimson Vow.
"We are here to see your king. Let us through."
One of the lookouts atop the hill was still surveying the vicinity and the three ladies marching after the first 11 knights were getting closer. They were grand, gorgeous, and enthralling. One would speak. She wanted to see King Arthur.
Guard 1: "See the king?"
Guard 2: "We deemed you three as the backup of Lady Aramis but apparently, you don't sound like one of them at all."
Guard 3: "Yes that is right fair maidens. People who live here have a distinct accent of Anglo-Saxon which you do not have."
Guard 1: "State your business or we have no other choice but to detain you. Archers!"
The Guard 1 turned to the archers, signalling them to aim should the 3 ladies do anything that would jeopardize them.
Inside the castle, Aramis faced King Arthur for the first time after 2 years. "Lady Aramis, it's been ages. To think that my own cousin would revolt against her KING is rather preposterous if not ambitious. You lot had fallen once, it's only a matter of time for me to bestow the second coming of your fall. What brought you back?", He said caressing the left ear of Aramis only to wipe some strands of hair over the ear.
"Do not touch me, Arthur. I have once disowned you for everything you've done for this country. You were once a reasonable man but all of that changed when Merlin-"
"DO NOT MENTION HIS NAME!!! That's an order from your Lord!"
"MERLIN!!!", Aramis shouted at the top of her lungs, provoking the king himself.
"How dare you!", King Arthur unsheathed his Excalibur from his right holster. He would then point the tip of the legendary sword to the throat of Aramis.
"I came here to challenge you, Arthur.", Aramis responded facing the threat as he held the blade of the legendary sword, her left palm bleeding. She pushed the sword to her side before unsheathing her own sword. At this point, the archers inside the castle as well as the other members of the knights of the round table would try to draw their weapons but Lancelot interfered, motioning silence towards them.
"If that's what you want, my dear Aramis. Let's head to the Octagon. There your death awaits..."
Who was Lady Aramis? That was the first thought that popped in Uteki's head upon hearing the guards speak. Her second thought was if she should be up front withher reasons for speaking to the king, or if she should keep her true motives hidden for the time being. She decided to keep them hidden for a bit longer. She was going to try to do this as diplomatically as she could and she had a better chance of speaking to the king if she lied here.
"I merely seek to test myself against the renowned King Arthur. Surely he won't turn down a challenge of skills?"
She spoke this while brandishing her blade. Making it evident what she was talking about. The other two remained silent for now. But would speak up without hesitation should the guards want to hear anything from them specifically. Uteki still had plenty of patience, but should the sound of Aramis and Arthur's eventual clash reach her, she would forgo the diplomatic approach and rush towards Arthur at full speed. For now she would stick to he rplan of challenging Arthur to a duel.
"Hahahahahaha!", an uproar of laughter resonated from the gates to the tower and back. "Challenge the King, you said?", it would be followed by another ton of laughter.
"This is preposterous and outlandish coming from you young miss. The King himself is now engaged in a fight against Lady Aramis. I thought you ladies are her maids.", one of the guards seconded.
"A duel. He, he, he. Muahahahaha!", and the guard became serious all of a sudden. "Archers!!! Stand by!", as he moved backward away from Uteki and the other two maidens. Finally having such distance, he would raise his right hand before gesturing it down, signifying to send the rain of arrows toward the trio.
Hundreds of arrows fell down to the trio's location. It was large enough to cover the entire air space of the front gate.
Should Uteki engage and plan to attack the guards, more knights stationed outside will be coming their way and a parade of arrows on stand-by.
41-60: 3. Wall/Tree Level + B rank = 81-100: 5. Large Building Level
The guards seemed amused at the thought of Uteki challenging their king. They grew oddly hostile too. She didn't say she was after his head, just a test of skill. She wondered what was going on with this place and began to suspect there was more going on here than she realized. The man shouted for archers to be at the ready, and Uteki let out a brief sigh that was soon replaced by a devilish grin. She tried talking first and they were the ones who resorted to violence first. She wouldn't be able to hold back now. The arrows wouldn't pose too much of a threat even if she did nothing. However, she wanted to crush their spirits some and speed this whole process up now that it had come to this. A dome of blood surrounds Uteki and her two companions. As the arrows clank uselessly against the hardened blood dome her allies start to ready their weapons for a retaliation. Uteki held out her hand. Telling them they needn't bother.
As the arrows clanked still, Uteki and her two allies would begin to rise up on a pillar of blood. Eventually rising far above even the height the guards hand in their watchtower. From her new vantage point, Uteki would then force 30 of the archers under her control by utilizing her devil fruit. She would have them turn on their en-route reinforcements.
"You should really learn when you're outclassed. You won't last long otherwise."
Arrows DPR: 5. Mountain Level vs Blood Dome Mountain Level. Result: Blood Dome +4 advantage, not very effective.
Enthrall- The user takes control of someone's blood, allowing them to manipulate their movements similar to the Ito Ito no mi's Parasite ability. This ability is only usable on fodder NPCs and single named NPCs. The number of fodder NPCs can not be more than 25% of the user's mastery, and the singular NPC can not be above 20 levels below the user's level and their mastery. (Requires 61 Mastery) Note: 120 mastery gives me 30 fodders to control at once.
Hundreds of arrows were dispersed in the air. Altogether, they reached their maximum trajectories before creating an arc in the sky, raining down to the trio. However, before it even reached, Uteki conjured a dome of blood around them, deflecting all the arrows with such ease.
"What sorcery is that?!", the royal guard said.
The guards panic, they rallied backward. Some, even staggering on their feet. Tumbling and rolling in fear. "Sorceress!!!"
The trio ascended like Merlin, towering across the tower itself. They were fearless!
And alas, the sorceress invoked another spell, enthralling 30 of them. And with that motion, she took control of the archers like puppets!
"What is happening? I can't control my body!"
"Help me!", the others begged for life.
They began facing their allies but this time with an intent to oppose them. "This isn't me moving. It's moving on its own!"
"It's that woman!", said the royal guard who summoned the archers.
As this all transpired, 3 of the knights of the round table emerged from the front door. Bewildered of what was occurring.
"What is this all about?", said Gaheris.
Meanwhile, Bedivere and Gareth scrutinize the strangers.
Gareth: "You! Who are you and what are you doing here?"
The 3 knights quickly drew their respective weapons as they tried to approach the sinners.
Uteki watched on as her actions caused chaos. She didn't normally take any joy in doing such actions. However, given their behavior towards Uteki and her allies earlier, she made an exception. The archers she took control of would ready their bows and let loose barrage after barrage of arrows at their allies. From her vantage point on the tower, it was easy enough for her to see the three much more important looking knights arrive on the scene. She wondered if they'd pose a challenge to her, or if they just looked more important for another reason. She drew her blade from its sheath and made an effortless swing. Loosing a flying slash towards the trio. It was wide enough to threaten all three if they were standing close enough together, but it was primarily aimed at the one in the middle.
"Third of the Swords: Kogetsu!"
After launching her attack, she would finally answer their question.
"I was merely seeking audience with your king. Your comrades here insulted and then attacked me. I'm simply defending myself and my friends."
Third of the Swords: Kogetsu- A flying slash/thrust that travels in an arc mimicking a crescent moon. Vibrations accompany it and make it more deadly than it appears to be.
Requirements: 51 Mastery, 51 Strength
51-70 Mastery: Destructive Potency: B
Gaheris, Bedivere, and Gareth all emerged at the scene. The trio would end up facing another trio of fearless maidens. However, before Gareth even heard the women's response to his question, one of them, a woman with black short hair immediately unsheathed her katana and aimed at him. And from that range, the knights' eyes widened in shock as they saw a rampaging air slash in the shape of a crescent moon fast traveled at Gareth's location.
But Gareth and Gaheris are excellent swordsmen, perhaps, one of the best in all of Camelot. The two of them quickly drew their sabers as both of them stood side-by-side to block the incoming tempest slash.
A brief struggle occurred as they tried to overpower the attack but the execution of the woman in front of them was fast enough, they didn't have the time to counter it. They just stood there blocking it before they both slid a meter backwards. And finally, deflecting it with their combined efforts back to them.
The force of the attack was absorbed by their steel-made weapons. But nothing significant was done into it.
Gareth: "The King is pre-occupied. In fact, I have no business answering your questions. You are uninvited here!"
Gaheris: "But should you choose to stay and go wild."
Bedivere: "We are afraid, you have to defeat us first."
As seen here, the knights are capable of wielding steel-made weapons and the attack of Uteki is equal to the durability rank of those weapons.
Wood = wall/tree level durability (no mastery needed) - 1000 beri
Plate = small building level durability (11 mastery needed) - 10.000 beri
Stone = large building level durability (21 mastery needed) - 1.000.000 beri
Uteki was surprised that the knights were able to deflect her slash like that. She grew curious about their strength and so she turned to Lady Hresvelg and Eula. She gave them a quick nod and they descended from the blood tower to face the knights. They were currently out numbered 2 to 3, but that would soon change. Uteki formed a duplicate of herself using her devil fruit and this blood red doppelganger soon joined Hresvelg and Eula to even the odds. Sprouting from the duplicate's hands, two swords of blood emerged. It was time for a clash. Uteki was keen to let her comrades gain battle experience and this served that purpose and another. She wouldn't have to reveal too much of her abilities before her confrontation with Arthur. The duplicate Uteki lunged at Gaheris, the swords it was using clad in black haki as it slashed. It was a duplicate and unable to perform complicated techniques, but it still would pose enough distraction to give her comrades time to finish their opponents.
Hresvelg stomped at the ground and send a shockwave traveling along it towards Bedivere. The shockwave would crack the ground it traveled and with that she would use the dust and debris the shockwave caused to mask her approach. Eula would take the remaining knight. Only she was more poised and elegant than Hresvelg. She calmly waited for her opponent to attack. Should they instead go after Hresvelg or the duplicate, she would interfere, but she was content with waiting for the time being.
Stomp is B-Rank, Duplicate can only perform C-Rank swings/attacks but is currently +2 from the haki.
Reflection- Creates a clone of blood. The exterior is hardened, while the interior remains liquid. Allowing for a durable clone to be formed. Will be destroyed when suffering enough damage. Is controlled by the user, but doesn't require much concentration thanks to Mantra. This clone can only do basic commands/attacks, max rank of techniques is C and no AoE techniques.. Can create a max of 3 at once, but doing so requires much more focus and stamina. With Uteki's current level of mastery, each clone has Steel level durability.
Having told the intruders that they don't belong in Camelot and that there would be consequences should they persist, the trio of foreign maidens would not listen, not even uttering a single word. Instead, violence is what they offered.
The three knights' temples twitched as they looked at the strangers before finally retracting their battle stance. Swords in hand.
"May this be your last warning, ladies!", Gaheris said one last time.
No avail. The lady in the middle who seemed to be their leader turned to the other two which in turn responded to her in gesture as they both descended from the blood tower the leader conjured previously. Now facing the knights even closer in a 3v3 stand-off courtesy of the ability user's blood clone.
?!!, the three knights all thought.
Sorcery!, their mind continued as two swords were summoned by the clone itself.
It was on! The duplicate dashed forth Gaheris, an elite swordsman. And as the blood clone swung its sword towards the first knight, he put his right foot slightly at the rear to have more force as he swung his sword, too at the incoming attack. Gaheris struggled for 2 seconds before finally being pushed backward. Plowed soil by his feet in his track. He thought, Such strength! Was that Armament? For her to even clad her clone with her Willpower speaks a lot. This woman is dangerous.
81-100: 3. Large Building Level + DPR: C
City Block Level vs Town Level = 1 DPR remaining
Meanwhile, Hresvelg, a light-colored woman would ram the ground in order to cast a fast-traveling shockwave towards Bedivere. And just like the former knight, he did the same stance and did the same with his ax. Plowing the ground after he poked the tip of his weapon into it, then swinging it upwards to send off a similar shockwave as dirt spiraled with it. Both attacks would meet but the maiden's attack would prevail as the knight is sent backward beside Gaheris.
81-100: 3. Large Building Level + DPR: C
City Block Level vs Town Level = 1 DPR remaining
As the two matches did their first attacks, Gareth remained calm, watching both Uteki and Eula. But neither of them moved a single foot, it was a standstill. "What?", he said Eula.
The duplicate was relentless. After knocking back its foe, it closed the distance and would keep up the assault with a barrage of slashes. It would not give Gaheris a moment to breathe. Meanwhile, Hresvelg leapt into the air above the two shockwave attacks and came crashing down with her axe. Aiming a rather heavy swing at Bedivere's torso. Of the trio, she valued strong impactful attacks the most. Eula on the other hand was more stylish in her approach. After realizing her opponent would not make the first attack, she opted to. Not wanting to disappoint Uteki. The massive greatsword on her back is now armed, and she gracefully swings it. Stirring up some dust as she unleashes a flying slash towards Gareth. While all of this was going on, Uteki was focused on the larger fodder army. As those under her control were slain, she would replace them with another. The only option would be for them to target Uteki herself, but given her position and earlier display of ability, that seemed impossible at this point. All they could do was hope someone came along to help them. Someone stronger than the three knights who were fighting her allies at that.
Hresvelg swing is A-Rank, Eula's flying slash is B-Rank. no haki from either just yet. Duplicate's slashes are un-ranked swings for now.
Gaheris was able to defend himself against the initial attack from the duplicate of Uteki; however, as soon as he was pushed aback, a barrage of slashes followed through, not giving the first knight a time to counter-attack. "Gaaah!"
He struggled indeed. And every beat his sword received, he gained half a meter behind. The soil he was standing on kept on being plowed. Until.
Gaheris momentarily let go of the struggle by letting the momentum of the last attack draw the weapon against his chest. The moment it happened, he used that very momentum to return the force twice. If successful, it would not only send the duplicate flying meters away but it would give him time to prepare a mid-range shockwave as he swung the sword downward.
"Mighty Air Shock!"
81-100: 3. Large Building Level + DPR: B
120: 7. Town Level
"Careful! They are Willpower users!", Gaheris said to his comrades.
Meanwhile, Hresvelg leaped into the air the moment the two shockwaves met. Bedivere immediately looked up while processing what Gaheris has said.
So that's the reason why the attack was powerful. These maidens!
Hresvelg descended along with her mighty ax but the second knight would not back down. As the maiden swung his weapon mid-air, Bedivere threw his ax to clash with the incoming attack. This attack would push the woman backward if successful and whilst she does, Bedivere would draw just enough arrows from his back before firing a barrage of it upwards while Hresvelg deals with the ax.
"Mighty Lumber Cutter"
81-100: 3. Large Building Level + DPR: B = 120: 7. Town Level (Ax Throw)
Plus 5 B Rank Arrows Large Building Level each.
Last but certainly not least, Gareth had a brief stand-off against Eula, the most modest of them all. Grand and finest. But the moment she drew her sword from her back, it all changed. "?!!"
He would not wait long until this woman cast a flying air slash that fused with the specks of dust in the battlefield. With the distance, Gareth would simply dodge to the right, especially after hearing what Gaheris had discovered from them - Willpower.
Neither of the three knights would order any foot soldiers to fire even a single arrow. For in this fight, honor is at stake.