Having no idea where the monster was was worrying but at least Abby had a technique that should have a good change to hit it. She split her Blaster into her two Storm Sickles and reluctantly exposed her back by leaving the wall so she had the room to pull it off. Holding one sickle in either hand she quickly spun around in a circle and released a ring of Wind Chakra. "Spin Sickle!"
Lord Melion clashed with the spinning attack and jumped back reappearing to the Rangers as he cackled. "Well... fast thinking... but White Ranger allow me to inform you that your efforts are wasted... for I Lord Melion am the greatest warrior you've never seen." He laughed at his own joke as he rested his sword on his shoulder.
"Which is why I'm going to add you three to me list of Rangers Slain by my hands... you should be feel honored."
The Blue Ranger was on his feet again as he launched Water Shuriken at the monster only to watch them be sliced with little effort. Melion put his hand to his forehead then released a beam of energy hitting Cory square in the chest which dropped him and caused him to lose his Ranger Form as it broke away leaving him in his civilian clothes.
"You get away from them!" Shotaro yelled as he charged Lord Melion after struggling back to his feet after getting hit with his own chakrams
I've got no choice Shotaro thought to himself as he continued to charge he summoned his light chakra and began to mix it with his fire chakra "Hikari light technique Level 3 Blazing Dragon!" Shotaro yelled releasing a light construct of a dragon made of fire however he could tell the attack wasn't at full strength like it had to be whenever his father did it but he was desperate to defend his teammates
Abby was glad her trick worked but she doubted it would work, especially with how non-worried the monster was about it. As she wondered what to do next Cory attacked with his Water Shuriken only to get hard enough to demorph and with Shotaro protecting him. Using the Fire Dragon as a distraction she ran over to Cory hoping to buy him enough time to morph again.
Lord Melion noticed the Dragon construct and raised his blade pushing back against it as he chuckled impressed a bit. "Ah... quite the attack... but still... it's lacking something... perhaps willpower... you're no Takashi Ikamashi. What a disgrace to Red!
Melion rushed the Red Ranger as they exchanged sword strikes but Melion proved to be the faster warrior as he spun past an attack and struck hard on the Red Ranger sending him rolling to the others as he stopped rolling his Ranger form broke away leaving him in his civilian clothes as well. He then pointed his blade to the White Ranger.
"And then there was One! Please... even the Blue Ranger I slayed all those years ago put up a better fight than you all... what was his name again? Eh who cares... doesn't matter right? You're all about to suffer the same fate!"
"Y..you fought against my Great-uncle?" While the revelation it self was shocking, Abby was far more surprised that this monster was over a 100 years old and still so strong not having caught on the much more important fact that it surviving the battle spoke volumes about what happened to her distant relative.
"You're joking... you? You're a descendant of that Ranger? Ha! Why this is something that never happens! Ha! Yes I was the one who destroyed that excuse of a Ninja... and now I have the pleasure of doing the same to his offspring... It seems you all have been Sent to your demise."
Cory groaned as he tried to stand but was too exhausted from the hits. "Abby... don't... he's too strong... you won't stand a chance."
Abby was upset by the monster's taunting but even without Cory's comment she knew he was right, after both Shotaro and he were taken out pretty easily. They needed to regroup and recover. "Don't worry, I know exactly how to deal with this guy." Pretending to place all her focus on Melion she recombined her Sickles into her blade and took out one of her scrolls. "Lets see you deal with this trick. "Wind Tunnel!"
Using her boosted speed the White Ranger tried to slip past Melion so she could use a Teleport Scroll to get both herself and her friends to safety.
Shotaro hit the ground hard being knocked out of his Ranger transformation landing next to Cory after the brief sword clash with Lord Melion "We have to get out of here we're no match for this guy any bright ideas Cory?" Shotaro asked
"All my ideas went out the window when the guy turned invisible!"
Abby provided plenty of time with her attack as Melion was caught off guard the White Ranger opened her scroll as the Rangers were teleported back to the Dojo. Melion cackled to himself as he rested his sword on his shoulder.
The Rangers appeared as Isaiah rushed over to the fallen two. "Excellent thinking Abby" Takashi said walking into the room. "I can't believe Lord Melion is still alive all these years..."
"Not only is he alive he walked through us like we were nothing I don't know how we're going to beat him he already has centuries of experience and he has killed a Ranger before us" Shotaro said dejectedly "Are you okay Abby?" Shotaro asked the White Ranger knowing that the revelation that her granduncle was killed by the same person they were now fighting must be affecting her
"I think so, yeah."Abby was mostly glad her plan worked and they were safe for now. Of course the news that that monster managed to kill her great-granduncle was a shock, but it wasn't like she knew the man or hadn't heard about how he was killed while active as Blue Ranger. "At least we know he can still be hit while invisible, it isn't much but it does mean he isn't totally unstoppable." She had no idea how that knowledge could help but it was clear they could use some good news after what just happened.
"Yeah... he was no joke... the fact he's slain a ranger... not exactly a confidence booster... Sho we gotta think of something... there's gotta be a way around this guy." Cory furrowed his brow.
Takashi watched silently but an eye brow raised as he noticed the Red and Blue Ranger discussing a plan of attack yet unknowingly dismissive to their White Ranger comrade. He tugged on his beard as he remained quiet looking to see how Abby was taking it all.
"I agree with you on that" Shotaro nodded in agreement then he said "I'm going to check the library for any information they might have on Lord Melion after I heal my injuries can you talk to master Takashi and see if he knows of any way to beat him that might help us?" Shotaro asked his blue comrade
Abby was aware that it seemed like her partners weren't listening but she felt that bringing it up wouldn't be smart, as she didn't want to start another fight like the one after the failed Megazord attempts. "In that case I'll talk to my grandfather, he used to tell me stories about his uncle and might remember something master Takashi has forgotten." She left the Dojo hoping that she wouldn't be attacked while out on her own.