"Probably pre-tty small, though it would be even weirder if our other names were all jumbled up. Then you'd be Ayumu Seikam...or something like that.
" Although she seemed rather happy and even giggling about her comment, Misake was actually fairly annoyed. It was taking them a lot longer to travel this mountainous scape. Not only was some of it from the blizzard and the snow, for the with each passing step they were trenching through deeper and deeper powder, but it was also because this was an Animal Realm mountain. The peak seemingly went on forever, and they would have to get pretty high to find the hawks. She halfway considered summoning Gyaku to their location. His wings would really come in handy about now, but the bats sonar would really be thrown off by this storm. Besides, Misake didn't want to burden any of her other summons with having to get their way home when this was all said and down. Since she would be summoning them from one location of the Animal Realm to another location in it, they wouldn't just poof back to where they had been before this.
All the sudden, Rikuto hopped back towards the two humans, changing his path, though having some difficulty doing it since the snow they were walking through was all the more deeper to the goat since he was so much lower to the ground then either of them. "Rikuto what's wro---
"GET BACK, MILADY, DANGER!
Hardly had the goat uttered those words before a whole chunk of the mountain had exploded, chunks of ice and permafrost flying out into the blizzard as a massive Yak
the size of an elephant called out in a thunderous roar.
Startled, though not dumbfounded, Misake quickly converted her staff into a double sided bladed spinner blade. She positioned herself in front of Ayumu and used her weapon in swirling motions to chop and deflect the icicles that blew in their direction. "It's alright, he's probably just cranky from being woken up...either that or he's hungry.
" The Yak threatened with its forward hoof, scraping it twice against the ground as it prepared to charge. Hyouton energy was emitted by the beast, who's back was covered with ice. This would make for a very strong summons to anyone that tamed it, though Misake had not real interest in the thought.
"Rikuto, you know how you rams say hello? Do it with a sideswipe.
" Her goat quickly hurried off to the side leaving Misake and Ayumu in the direct path of the now charging beast. Ice seemingly formed into spiked blades wherever the massive beasts feet made contact with the ground. Misake looked back some towards her more human friend. "Don't worry, we just need to butt heads with it.
" The girl couldn't be serious to think that she'd survive if she knocked her noggin against the hard ramming head of the massive yak.
Misake's staff returned back into its half-staff form and she quickly threw the strap over his shoulder as she brought her hands in for some quick signs. Within the last 7 meters of the yak's dash, Rikuto suddenly called out form the side, "Juuden'Supi
" [Charging Speed
]. The small goat made a mad dash at incredibly speeds, jumping up in the last minute to strike the side of the yak's head like a small bullet, but hitting it with enough force that the head turned, as did the path of the charing beast. Just as the yak was diverted from a direct assault on Misake and Ayumu, the experienced Yuuma unleashed her own technique.
" [Squid Tentacle Hand
] Squid arms shot out of her winter coat's sleeves and the suckers latched onto the head of the beast as Misake was yanked up and away. She swung around like a monkey on a vine until she was on the other side of the head immediately before snapping back to come to stand upon the cranium. Kneeling down, the girl comically knocked her head against that of the beast, completing the symbolic head butt. Had the creature been a goat, it probably would have calmed down at that point since it was a sign of many things to the animals of Rikuto's clan. However, the same traditions weren't shared among the yaks, though that didn't prevent Misake from establishing a mental connection with the small head touch, and after another string of hand-signs the creature came to a peaceful stop. "Ikimono Kugutsu
" [Animal Puppetry
She took mental control of the animal, and now sedated, the massive creature slowly walked over to where Ayumu was and got down on its knees to make it easier for him to climb on. "Come on, we'll clear a lot more ground with this, and I'm sure he won't mind at all.
" Even the blizzard started to lighten up in the area as the Hyouton nature of the creature began repelling the snow rather then reinforcing it.