WTF? Marshall wondered as Tobias disappeared, only to reappear on the other side of the gym. I don't know how he's doing this, but I gotta stop him!
So it is power you seek? came a voice in his head.
Marshall almost jumped in surprise. Wha...Who the hell is this?
Tell me, what do you seek with this power? The voice asked.
Marshall frowned. I don't know who this is, but I got a bad guy to fight and people to help.
The path you seek is not an easy one, do you still wish to pursue it? The voice asked.
Marshall rolled his eyes. Yeah, fine, whatever.
Then I bestow upon you a gift, a weapon to protect those you care for, the Aura Staff!
The what? A moment later, a card appeared before him, bearing the picture of a man in a chariot, with the word Chariot written on the bottom. What is this? Marshall wondered as he grabbed the card, and a bright light enveloped him. As it did, he felt a strange power fill him as the card itself seemed to transform. When the light faded, he found himself holding a glowing staff.
"Where the hell did this come from?" It was then that he saw Irvine and Danny rushing Tobias with weapons of their own. At that moment, instinct took hold, and he also charged forward. More than that; in an instant, he seemed to teleport in front of Tobias, his staff raised to strike.