Alasea smiled and slowly led the girl out of the room. "I have a couple friends over right now," she said to Maya, "But they're good people. I trust them, so I'm sure you can trust them too."
===At Shayol Ghul===
Explosions tore through the air around the floating structure of Shayol Ghul, blanketing the air around it with deadly fire. As each blast cleared, ripples of energy could be seen, the attacks having been deflected off of an invisible energy barrier.
Monsters going about daily tasks on the surface of the strange fortress looked up in surprise, but not in fear. Many of them rushed towards battle positions, ready to battle when the order was given. Re-Tuul flew outside from the black tower in the center, held aloft on massive black wings. Looking up into the sky, the Khaglessi Patriarch growled. "Another attack, eh?" he muttered.
Within Xobelisk, on the Throne of Souls, Ziatoch sighed. The hand of the shadow golem He was occupying lifted into the air and gestured, creating a scrying portal before Him. Red eyes gazed at the circling fire demons, and had He a mouth in His current form, it would be curled down in irritated frown.
Gouki, the Destroyer thought exasperatedly, Your efforts are in vain. Do not make Me unleash GENESIS so soon. You would not like the results.