"Er, you're right." Isamy nodded in agreement to Arthur's suggestion, and was about to stand up again when Richard spoke up, who instead suggested that she wait. "O-kay?"
In even more confusion than before, she decided to remain in her seat a little longer, unsure about what to do when Melvin charged in singing something that vaguely remembered an old Korean pop song. Even more than Sayer, his presence disturbed her greatly. Why she even took him out of his own universe was a mystery, she should've just let that universe's Zorc destroy the world and be done with it. Her eyebrow was twitching just as his sing came to an end, and then he greeted her as 'Nomelons'... Nomelons, Nomelons, Nomelons, Nomelons...
DO YOU WISH TO DIE THAT BADLY?
Isamy pursued her lips, on the brink of decapitating him where he stood and yelling out when Sephiroth and Arthur stepped forth. Oh yeah, everyone had already come, hadn't they? Then she had to maintain her composure. Already, she was setting a bad example for these people. She had never really been the leader type of person. Forcing herself to calm down, ignoring Melvin to the best of her ability, she stood up from her throne once more.
"Alright. Thank you all for coming, my fellow Divine. While some might have other reasons, I'm certain that most of you here for the one sole promise of the power the Door of Origin wields." The girl spoke in a clear voice, drawing out a dark-matter scythe from hammerspace with her right hand.
Gripping it tightly, she continued. "Allow me to introduce myself. I am Isamy Maximus, Herald of Chaos and of Entropy, and I intend to use the Door's abilities to eliminate all despair from the entire multiverse, creating a perfect utopia of happiness."
Swinging her scythe around, Isamy took a step forward.
"In return for your services, you will all be given a small portion of that power in order to recreate your own universe as you wish. I do not know, nor do I care about your many differing ideals, as all that is required of you is to use your powers to defeat the Counter Corps. Once they're gone, I shall be able to find the Key without any interference, and you will all be free to do as you wish."
Then she clicked her fingers. "From here on out, Viligance will explain the plan. If you have any questions, direct them at him." Since it had been his plan to begin with, as she wasn't quite intelligent enough to formulate complex strategies and participate in wars involving anything other than brute force - but she didn't tell anyone this.
Bleach OST - Mysterious
The animated suit of armor walked onward from behind the gathered Divine, stopping and turning around once he was besides Isamy, before stabbing his sword into the ground and freezing still like a statue. Unlike her, Viligance's presence exuded nothing but a void. There was no compassion, no confidence, no worry or fear. Only loyalty.
"In a little while, we shall venture into the Shadow Realm, the location Counter Guardian Emiya is currently heading." Viligance began, in a surprisingly more humane voice than before, even if it was still a monotone. "For those who wish to know, it is..."
"...something that can only be described as the very shadow that the multiverse casts." Emiya continued, having taken a firm position. The others could continue their conversations while in the Shadow Realm.
"It exists in all worlds, in one form or another. Sometimes it is barely noticed, but in others, it tends to take a form of its own, sometimes even replacing that world's afterlife. There are many names for these forms, some of which you might be familiar with - Hell, Gehenna, the Shinigami Realm, the Underworld, the Unknown Regions, the Abyss, the End, the Other Dimension, Vhoorl (etc.)..."
It looked as if the others had already formed their teams without even needing him to order them to do so. There had been a few who bravely chose not to equip the ring straightaway, but perhaps after actually entering the place, they might end up having a change of mind. That way, he could differentiate between the truly brave and the simply foolish. Whatever the case, it seemed as though they were already prepared. All that was left now was informing the Counter Corps of what they were about to do.
"And most accurately, the Shadow Realm. These tiny world shadows, as you might call them, are all connected, and form the various layers that make up the massive entirety of the Shadow Realm. As we speak, the real me is traversing through it, making his way towards the core. You will all be taken directly into this core, the deepest root of the realm. Extremely powerful demonic entities and eldritch abominations once resided there, but they have all left since then. Compared to then, it has become rather lax, but still extremely dangerous by our standards."
After glancing around to see if anyone had fallen asleep or wasn't listening, Emiya went on.
"The core of the Shadow Realm is now the home of many twisted monsters, some of them born there as natural demons, others once innocent living beings that accidentally stumbled into it and ended up warped. For the latter, there is no saving them. The most merciful thing to do would be to end their pitiful lives and send them off to their proper afterlife." He avoided their gaze as he said this, but turned back once he was done with that particular part. "Needless to say, both shadow creatures will try to feast on you. They're of varying types, and will generally be attracted to you based on your power. The stronger you are, the stronger monsters you'll attract."
"Since these 'void creatures' - as I have decided to dub them - would be detrimental to the success of the Divine, try to remain within the Castle of Necrophades located there at all times to avoid the more powerful dragonic monsters. I have informed Isamy to prepare a spell that will allow you to control the lesser creatures residing within the castle, but it will require willpower on your part for it to be effective." Viligance continued on, though really, his mannerisms were like that of a robot since his body wasn't moving at all. "This is entirety optional, but recommended."
Isamy wasn't sure what to do, so she just stood there and pretended that this was all her amazing idea. Viligance is simply my servant, and all he's doing is explaining the grand strategy that I myself devised. They'll all think that, I'm certain.
"Emiya and his team of foolish Counter Corps shall undoubtedly split up and take the castle from different directions. In full confidence of your abilities, you will engage their separated members in fights, and annihilate them. Do not let anyone live. As for those who are wondering about the castle, it contains a certain something, and your primary mission will be to defend-"
"...Destroy that thing." Emiya said, with great emphasis on the word 'destroy'.
"As we all probably know by now, Isamy is immortal and cannot be destroyed by normal means. Even if someone manages to overpower her in battle, it means nothing if she can't die. Although I don't fully understand how her particular immortality goes, she's a kind of lich, meaning that she maintains her life by keeping her soul elsewhere. It's contained somewhere within the Castle of Necrophades, and should be like any one of the following things: a floating dark ball of energy, a seemingly ordinary but suspicious object with a dark aura, or an embodied monster of darkness that's probably chained up somewhere."
Waving his hand, the giant sword behind him vanished into thin air, leaving only an empty hill. But this provided Emiya the space he needed to create the portal that would take the team of soldiers out, and into the Shadow Realm's core once he arrived.
"Encounter any of the above things, and destroy it on sight. Our goal will be to end this right here and now, skipping all unnecessary drama, subplots, and dungeons, and end her life before she can open the door. Then, once she dies, all of the paradoxes she caused will unravel and inexplicably fix themselves, restoring the multiverse back to normal."
Thrusting both of his arms forward, space on top of the hill began to bend as a vortex was slowly being created, tearing through Unlimited Blade Works to create an opening outside. The air around them grew thicker, the sky turning dark as if an invisible sun had begun to set. As if remembering something, the red knight looked over his shoulder to face the entire Counter Corps.
"Before we go, there's one thing you must all know... Anyone here can die. If you're unwilling to risk losing your life, this is your one last chance to go back. Once you step in, there is no turning back."
In contrast to the Counter Guardian's great efforts, once Viligance had finished with his long explanation, Isamy rather casually whipped up a black portal with a swoop of her scythe, which leaded directly into the core of the Shadow Realm. She signaled for the warriors to step in.
"I will continue searching for the Key, while Viligance will accompany you all in. You're all free to team up with other Divine members if you want. Once you step into the spacial gateway, you should feel a slight tingling. If you don't want to have your own personal army of void creatures, just shrug it off."
Not waiting for the others, the animated knight jumped into the portal first without stopping, without even asking for permission first, acting like a glitchy NPC. Isamy's expression changed to one that was baffled by his action just then, but she quickly adopted a cooler look afterwards and pretended that that didn't just happen.
"Failure is not an option. If you have any questions, then ask Viligance. Now go."