It was safe to say that Grazer indeed was not expecting opposing forces much less the Power Rangers. The warrior growled and swung his staff towards the Rangers releasing a blast of energy at them. Cory rolled out of the way gripping his Tide Changer as he looked back to see how the others were doing.
"If we concentrate our attacks from different angles we can land some solid shots on him." he called out as he spun around and threw his Trident at Grazer. The monster dodged but witnessed The Blue Ranger sliding across the floor as water jets emitted out of his back throwing water Shuriken at him as some sparks flew. Grazer however sent another wave of energy at Cory striking him on the chest as he hits the ground hard.
Abby was caught off guard by Grazer's ability to fire blasts of energy and while her Ranger suit managed to protect her from any injuries it still hurt. After a few seconds she followed Cory's lead to attack from different directions.
While Cory was distracting Grazer with Water Shuriken she circled around the monster, planning to attack him in the back. She wasted some more time trying to think of what to do allowing Grazer to get a hit in on the Blue Ranger. Eventually though she turned her sickles back into their original form aimed the Strike Blaster and fired a white laser beam at Grazer,
Shotaro overheard Cory's plan and figured it was a good one he noticed the sun was perfectly angled for what he had in mind he threw one of his chakrams in an attempt to get Grazer's attention "hey ugly you like throwing energy around? How about you get a taste of your own medicine Blue White shut your eyes!" Shotaro began weaving the necessary hand signs and then put both his hands up on the sides of his forehead "Hikari light ninja art solar flare!" Shotaro exclaimed as a bright flash erupted from his hands blinding Grazer "Attack now while he's disoriented!" Shotaro advised his teammates
Grazer let out a shout as he stumbled around blinded temporarily from the light. Cory nodded as he charged forward swinging his Tide Changer releasing a sharp wave of water chakra at the monster "Ninja Art: Wave Cutter!"
The slash hurt Grazer deeply as Cory gave a nod to the White Ranger to take her turn.
At Shotaro's suggestion Abby closed her eyes, hoping that whatever the Red Ranger was planning would prevent Grazer from using the distraction. It seemed like there was nothing to worry cause when she opened her eyes again Cory was attacking the monster with what looked a wave of water from his trident.
After reforming her sickles Abby channeled her chakra into her weapons. She snapped the handles together to form some kind double headed short scythe which she span around in circles in front of her chest, hitting Grazer with a vortex of wind. "Ninja Art: Horizontal Tornado!"
Once again Abby followed Cory's lead, her Storm Sickles turning back into the default Striker Blade which she began channeling chakra into. Swinging her Blade downward at the same time as the other two launched their attack she sent a white slash towards Grazer, hoping they would be able to finish the monster off with this.
As all their attacks hit home Shotaro saw his teammates turned their power weapons back into their blade forms and began charging up a final strike Shotaro stood next to Abby and Corey and began pouring his chakra into his sword as his chakrams dissipated back into his ninja strike saber the metal beginning to glow with an ethereal white light "Take this you piece of Nara trash!" Shotaro said as he slashed releasing the energy in his sword
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All three attacks hit Grazer as he collapsed onto the ground, his hand reaching out as if to grab the Rangers before he passed out and an explosion followed.
As the dust cleared civilians began to pop their heads out from hiding observing the power rangers in front of them. A few started to clap at the sight of their new heroes. Cory looked around surveying the damage Grazer had done.
"We did it guys! We-
The celebration was cut off as another portal opened up as a warrior in black armor appeared his hand gripped tightly around his blade.
"So... there are New Rangers..." Baku charged forward at great speeds slicing through each of the Rangers as sparks flew off of their suits. Cory tried to stand again but was sent back down with another slash. All three Rangers writhed with pain as Baku pointed his blade towards them. "Consider this your only warning... The Nara will take over... and there's nothing you or Ikamashi can do about it... I was worried at first at the appearance of new Rangers... but you all lack the skill that your ancestors had... look at you all... you can barely even stand to me... there's no way you would be able to stand to Zonbu... this will be the only mercy shown. But perhaps I should leave with an example... how about I take the Red Ranger's life?"
Baku raised his blade but them deflected Shuriken thrown his way. He turned his head and there was Takashi who was wielding a long sword. "Enough Baku! There will be no Nara victory here today." Cory looked up grateful that Takashi made the save.
"Ikamashi... still an old fool I see..." Baku sheathed his blade as he pointed at The Elder. "As I said... this is your only warning! If you care for their well being there will be no further involvement!"
A portal opened again and Baku had vanished.
Takashi sighed as he knelt down with the Rangers before opening a scroll and all 4 were teleported back to the Zen Garden.
At first Abby thought the newcomer couldn't be that much more dangerous than Grazer, even with that much more impressive armor and sword. She quickly changed her mind when he managed to hit them all of of them with his sword, moving fast enough that by the time she could even attempt the attack with her sickles she was already down. Luckily her suit protected her from most of the damage but she was still pretty sure the slash had left a nasty cut, which while not life threatening would take some time to heal.
Cory surprised her by even trying to get back up, but what really blew her mind was that Ikamashi not only suddenly appeared but was able to drive this Baku off. Honestly, if this old man was that strong why didn't he deal with the Nagaclan himself?
Shotaro was ecstatic at first with their victory but before he could even react a black clad warrior had knocked him down and was about to end his life thankfully Ikamashi swooped in at the last minute and had saved them by the time he was back to the dojo the shock wore off and he noticed Abby nursing a cut she had "I can fix that for you" Shotaro said with a small smile
Cory stood there de-morphed with the others as he watched Shotaru check on Abby. "So no one is gonna ask about what happened?"
Cory walked up to Takashi. "Was that Zonbu?"
"No... that was Baku... his right hand... a dreaded warrior with no honor... we definitely caught him off guard with our presence... which only means Zonbu will be sending stronger forces... Rangers... you three have a daunting task ahead of you all."
As Shotaro was working on her injury Abby faced Takashi. "Don't take this the wrong way but with how strong Ikamashi is why does he need us?" It just didn't make sense to her. Sure with his age he probably couldn't very long but then again he no doubt could deal with Grazer in one just one hit.
"Sensei isn't at full strength. Not compared to you all. On top of that he can only do so much with his old... old... very old age." Isaiah explained as he got a slight glare from Takashi.
"He held his own against Baku though." Cory chimed in adding to Abby's point.
"Sensei threw some Shuriken and Baku merely stopped his assault. No way Takashi would have lasted against him if it were an all out brawl.
Listen you three were chosen! I'd give anything to have been in your shoes but it's you guys! It's not just Takashi that needs you... the city needs you... potentially the world and you've been granted the powers to make a difference in the war that has been going on for centuries."
Isaiah spoke passionately as Takashi placed a hand on his shoulder.
"We must move like the water..." Takashi said as Isaiah sighed finishing a saying.
"Because even after a storm... the water finds peace..." Isaiah grumbled.
"I'm sorry... look guys you three are the last hope we have... and if it's too much for you all... we understand. But Sensei says the Stars make no mistakes in who they choose. And I have to believe that... for my own sanity if nothing else." Isaiah looked at the three.
Cory blinked hearing the conviction in Isaiah and looked at his two Teammates.
"We did defeat Grazer together... and I mean.. I'm not gonna sit around while freaks like Baku or Zonbu try to take over my home. We're Power Rangers now... but we're still going to have questions about all of this... but as long as there is breath in my body... I'm still in"