"So the Rings work..." Momonga and Jack exclaimed the moment they appeared on the Sixth Floor, the Amphitheater, where the twin dark elves known as Aura and Mare were known to dwell.
"Jinx," Jack snickered slightly as he was feeling a bit better after leaving the Throne Room.
Momonga rolled his eyes and gave a light laugh of his own as the two of them made their way towards the barred entrance to the center of the arena fighting area. As they closed in on the entrance, it would slowly rise to allow them in and as they made their way in, it was clear they weren't alone.
The moment Jack stood in the center of the Arena, he heard a sudden shout.
"Huh!" Launching into the sky above, flipping in the air, it Aura dressed in her white suit vest and pants with a red scaled shirt. However it didn't seem like she was planning on landing on the ground.
"Oh no..." Jack's helmet reappeared on his head the moment he felt alarmed, just in time for Aura's feet to make contact with his breast plate and send him sliding on the ground like a fleshy surfboard.
Aura rode along with him a few feet before blinking a few times, gazing down at him as she kept her attention on him for a few moments. Her face was energetically smiling as always. With a hand behind her head, she'd giggle a bit awkwardly as she said his name, wondering why he was here. "Welcome, Ciphersyntax-sama...?" She blinked several more times before looking over at Momonga.
"Welcome Momonga-sama!" She'd call out to the man who was known as the Guild Master.
Stepping off of Jack, she would reach out with her hand to help him up. Pulling Jack just enough so that he could use the momentum to toss himself back onto his feet.
"Thanks Kiddo..." Jack placed a hand on the top of her head, ruffling her hair slightly before rearranging his own feathers.
"Welcome to the floor we Guard!" She smiled up at him, a hand crossing over her chest and resting on her shoulder. All whilst her other arm was folded behind her back.
Her two different colored eyes were definitely holding Jack's sight captive until the moment she turned away. Jack immediately shook his head as if she had held him in a daze for a moment.
"Thank you, Aura." Jack replied as he tipped his head to the side in acknowledgement.
"I will intrude for a short while," Momonga would inform, holding that golden staff with him still.
"What are you saying!?" Aura seemed to keep a smile across her lips, excited for their company. "You are the Lord of the Great Tomb of Nazarick, the both of you are!"
Jack couldn't help but beam at this, it reminded him of her creator, considering her personality algorithms and design were heavily based off of her.
"And you're its absolute Ruler, Momonga-sama!" Aura continued to speak praise and it got a small chuckle out of Jack again. He wasn't much of a people person most of the time, at least when it came to people who talked a lot. "There is no one who would ever consider you intruding!"
"You heard her, you can go into any domain without intruding." Jack said as he crossed his arms now, rotating one of his wings in its socket. He wasn't used to being able to feel any damage, let alone his extra-limbs.
Thankfully since he was wearing divine armor, he wasn't damaged all that badly. Only a couple hit points, but that quickly regenerated itself within a few seconds.
Momonga shook his head and looked over towards Jack.
Jack who was still looking at him, could only imagine the grin that Momonga could've been possibly wearing. He was curious, would Momonga remain an Overlord if he actually took responsibility for what he had done to Albedo's programming? Or would he change his race to something more… Fleshy?
"By the way..." Momonga glanced around the arena, looking for Mare.
"Mare!" Aura called out as she flailed her arms at the small form gazing at them from above at an elevated position. "You're being rude to the Supreme Beings! Hurry up and get down here!"
"I-I can't, sis...!"
Rolling his eyes slightly, Jack flapped his wings and began to hover. "I got it..." He would glide along the arena floor elegantly before giving himself some lift in altitude only to go straight up and land on the edge of the elevated platform.
Jack reached out a hand to Mare, "Care to take a ride?"
Mare stood there, staring at him for a few moments in admiration before taking his hand while holding his stick in the opposite.
Jack smiled under his helmet and with a nod, he fell backward off of the elevated platform's edge. He then wrapped his arms around the small elf as he would glide right on back to the boy's sister and their Guild Master. Landing on his feet, he placed Mare down, feet first.
Mare stumbled unsteadily for a moment before steadying himself with his staff. "Oh… Thank you Cipher-sama..."
"No problem, Mare." Jack said as he glanced over towards Aura, raising a brow as she was just staring at him. She was a beast master and she had yet to fly on any of her beasts. Those eyes of hers, they were filled with jealousy.
'Oh fuck me...' Jack thought to himself before looking over to Momonga
Mare would then courtesy before them, "W-welcome to the Sixth Floor. I-I am Sorry f-for making you wait, Supreme Beings." Mare hesitantly looked up at Jack who had brought him down, even though he could jump down himself, then towards the floor nervously. Of course however, Mare didn't fail to keep a smile on his lips. "I-is there anything we can do for you?"
"Yes, I came here today to have you two help me with something," Momonga took charge of the conversation, as he would lightly move the Guild Weapon in his hand, gesturing towards it with the turn of his head.
"U-u-um is that the legendary item that only Momonga-sama can wield?" Mare asked as Aura was gasping in joy. She had a wide open smile on her face, she even seemed to be on her tippy toes with her arms out at an acute angled position from her torso.
On the other hand, Mare was just grasping his staff with both hands. His smile no longer prevalent. Instead it was filled with bewilderment.
"Right. This is the strongest Guild Weapon that we have ever created!"
Watching as Momonga raised the weapon, Jack just shifted from leaning on one leg onto the other.
"The Staff of Ainz Ooal Gown. Each stone in the mouths of the seven crowning snakes is a god artifact," Momonga seemed content with the intent of describing the weapon. He even made himself sound much deeper than usual. "On top of that, the power in the staff itself transcends god level. It is on par with any world item."
As he continued to explain it's auto-attack system, Jack could see that Mare was back to smiling and there was a shining in both of the child-like elves eyes.
As Momonga stopped himself, putting a closed fist covered in red and blue rings, "Well, anyways… That is how it is."
Jack shook his head and laughed heartily, "Come on. It's worth bragging about. It took us how long to collect all that material and items to build that thing?"
Momonga looked to Jack and nodded, "Very true..." For a moment there, he was filled with the sentiment of fighting, exploring, grinding and scavenging beside his friends in the world of YGGDRASIL.
"That's amazing Momonga-sama!"
"That's so amazing, Momonga-sama!"
The Elves were calling out. It was cute hearing them, as they did indeed have the voices of children. Jack smirked a bit at this as not too long ago he had bought a house in the real world he remembered as an investment for a future family. A pang of pain shot through the nerves in his chest, he finally sighed.
Family. His eyes rested on the two elves which were looking admirably up at the two of them.
"I would like to run some tests with the Staff of Ainz Ooal Gown," Momonga announced to the two twins as he held the item firmly in his hand.
"Yes! We'll prepare right away!"
Jack would raise the corner of his lip before turning away from them and beginning to walk towards the stands. "I'm going to take a nap… Wake me up when they get here..."
"They?" Aura turned her head to look at Jack as he was waving over his shoulder.
Momonga cleared his throat, "Oh right. Aura, I have called all the Guardians here. They will be gathering here within an hour."
"Eh!?" Aura frowned, pitching her head down a bit as she looked up at him with her two different colored eyes. "Is Shalltear coming as well?"
Hearing this, Jack glanced over his shoulder, "Just hide behind Big..." He almost referred to himself as her big brother. Then paused slightly, his hands falling to his sides. He had sent his copy of his sister to his room. Maybe he could call her down, only to tense up and shake his head?
"...Cipher-sama?" Aura raised a brow as she looked over Jack for a moment. Everyone's eyes were on him, they were eyes for concern even though they couldn't see under his helmet. The NPC's hadn't been deaf as they remembered how it was in the game world. At least part of it.
"Just take advantage when you need me," Jack continued as he kept on his route, jumping over the arena wall and landing on the stands beside the elevated platform.
Momonga watched Jack, sure he would check on him during or after the tests, but definitely before the others show up. "Lets begin!"
Just now sprawled out on the stand, had his helmet vanish into a poof of spoke, revealing his electric violet-blue eyes. He reached up and ran a hand through his own wavy brown hair. Resting his gloved hand on his face, he closed his eyes and slowly drifted off to sleep the moment he could hear the massive lizards entering the arena with some straw targets.