[ † ] Shrill screams. Unearthly howling. Die...Die...Die...In the end they would fall before him in droves, their lifeless husks left in cross-shaped streaks of acidic blood. For who has assailed him and come off safe—who in all the heavens?
Swiftly he glided through the city streets, ducking in and out of sight, with the heavy crunch of bone and spiny husk of Lavos spawn beneath his heel. This was Madness. Slaughter. Retribution. Divine Glory. He was Reborn: The Saviour, making the new man from the old, so that he might restore the nature which had been corrupted. A monster of Divine Providence.
See, beside you I made Behemoth, that feeds on grass like an ox. Behold the strength in his loins, and his vigor in the sinews of his belly. He carries his tail like a cedar; the sinews of his thighs are like cables. His bones are like tubes of bronze; his frame is like iron rods.
✟ Job 40:15-18 ✟
Built for one Purpose. For one purpose he would Serve, and for one purpose he would die. Like straw...Like straw they were..And he, who would patrol the streets would be the gale to sweep the sinners all away. For neither was he man, nor beast. Should any approach—Should any dare—he would be as iron to straw, and bronze to rotten wood. Intrepid he was made. All, however lofty, would fear him; he is king over all proud beasts. [ † ]
[ooc: Father Anderson has made his reappearance Post-Nail in the series. He will be a Divine Punisher, seeking to accost any that cross paths with him that appear even remotely vampiric/demonic.]
[ ✟ ] O people of Zion, who dwell in Jerusalem, no more will you weep; He will be gracious to you when you cry out, as soon as he hears he will answer you. The Lord will give you the bread you need and the water for which you thirst. [ ✟ ]
No longer will your Teacher hide himself, but with your own eyes you shall see him, While from behind, a voice shall sound in your ears: "This is the Way; Walk in it."
Residents o' Discedo: Thaes es Faither Andersoon. Ef ye ar' en need o' sanctuary, coom tae St. Peter's church. Thaer es shelter fer all who migh' seek refuge.
[ooc: Father Anderson is offering shelter to anyone in Discedo who will need it. The church has been reinforced to withstand fire and the undercroft can be used as a bomb shelter. Since it is made of stone it is arguably one of the most secure buildings in Discedo.]
If then there be for him an angel, one out of a thousand, a mediator, To show him what is right for him and bring the man back to justice, He will take pity on him and say: "Deliver him from going down to the pit; I have found him a ransom."
And his flesh shall become soft as a boy's; he shall be again as in the days of his youth.
[ ooc: Okay, okay. Took me long enough, I know. Basically, Anderson has been aging while he's been in Discedo due to the suppression of his regenerative powers. So he shaved it all off. : > At least, all his facial hair. Poor Scotsman. Also, this is sort of back-dated to the 5th.]