Xander was up a tree scanning the forest for any sign of danger when his sensors went nuts. By the time he located and identified the target, it was behind him. Spinning around, he crossed blades with a reploid with armor similar to phantom but with white and black coloring with spikes on the shoulders and knuckles with a black blade. They stood there in silence for a few seconds that felt like an eternity staring eachother down. The stranger seemed familiar. The mysterious stranger finally spoke. Not lowering his blade, the stranger said, "The name's Graceling". Xander noticed that the newcomers blade was dagger sized and that his belt was lined with them and his eyes spotted something that was odd for the time even though it was obviously upgraded, a cyber-bow. Was this guy messing with Xander, or was he a threat? Then the voice in Xanders head replied, "the prototype", with glee.