As days turned into weeks, more intel about the waves began to come to light. The waves, alongside the ghouls that spawned from them,
were the physical embodiment of negative energy and emotions. They thrived off of strife and turmoil, using the anxiety and chaos the
fuel its own growth and expansion. It was almost sentient in a way, delving into the dark recesses of the human psyche to strum up horrors that
further fatten its gluttonous appetite. But this point, the nightmarish ghouls that sprang from the waves were no longer mere shadowy whispers but
fully realized beasts that craved to enact the very emotions that birthed them. Greed. Jealousy. Anger. Fear. Hatred.
The waves began to focus on highly populated locations. Smorgasbords of condensed negative emotions. The time limit seemed to become arbitrary,
lasting anywhere from hours to days at a time. However, the fundamental rules of the ghouls remained true. If they could be ignored then it was
possible to remain unharmed. However, as the waves grew more powerful so did their ability to influence and manipulate. Adopting innocent forms in
order to lure people into traps.
This made policing and hero patrols all the harder. Was that a genuine cry for help? Or had a wave struck and the ghouls were trying to manipulate
them into unleashing their fury? The psychological strain alongside the fatigue of having to remain constantly vigilant was wearing down Japan's
protectors. Things only grew more dire as the situation seemed to have no clear end in sight. But hope had not been extinguished...
...At least, not until a massive coalescence of ghouls began to form in the middle of downtown Tokyo. It was a horrid sight to behold, much less
hear as the ghastly wails drowned out any sounds for blocks. Then, just as soon as it started, the event ended and a ghoul the size of a literal
mountain was now seated in the city.
The city was evacuated at once. But in the panic, more and more ghouls began to merge and take on the forms of monstrous beasts throughout the city
and thwarting escape attempts. Within hours, Tokyo had become nothing short of a warzone as police and pro heroes attempted to continue with the
However, the strangest development of all this was that the mountain sized ghoul—which had been dubbed "Yama" after the King of Hell—had remained
stationary. Its inferno red eyes remaining transfixed on nothing in particular. It merely squatted in position, as if bored or...