Dark mist erupts from sea. Turbulent waters devour the shoreline. A group of survivors flee from a dark force waving banners of the Aggerona’s symbol on it. Resistance was futile against the enemy as they arrived in mass waves of numbers. A dark tidal wave rises over the kingdom, crashing down on its walls. With the pitch of screams and panic erupting, chaos commenced all around where one building falls after another.
“We can’t hold them any longer. The wall's been breached. Priestess we must escape while we still can.”
“Claws! Open up the secret escape tunnel.”
“Yes sir!” He commenced.
They all enter the secret passage of escape as monsters of various shapes and sizes crash through the heavily locked gate of the palace. A massive dark smog from outside immediately poured down with a massive entity emerging from the gas.
“Darn they’re here already. Commander…”
“Claws! Lead priestess Elena and the others to safety. I’ll hold them to buy some time.”
“Sir Aldous!” The priestess shouted.
Claws pulled her back to seal the escape passage with explosives, caving the entrance.
She was in distress, forcing him to carry her along the rest of the way with the others. They board a ship vessel taking sail immediately, looking back, and witnessing the destruction of their home from the distance.
“Everything is lost…Oh Maiden, I pray to you for his safe return. Please….” She looked upon the stars.
“Don’t worry priestess.” Claws comforted her. “Commander Aldous will be okay. Somehow I have faith in him. So where do we head now milady?”
“To Mathias…We set course…Mathias.” She repeated over and over in a low voice.
From outside the gates of the fallen Kingdom, the massive entity takes its first few steps while the smog starts to clear away. Long dark octopus like legs reaches out to destroy what was left of the kingdom’s walls. Moon finally emerges, accompanied by two others from behind the shadows. Their eyes beamed a bright red through the darkness.
“The Capital City of Anneria is at our knees my lord.” Taishae said.
“Ooo hoo hoo hoo indeed, my metal faced friend. Indeed. Look at them all run in fear, weeping their sorrows away. To the palace I say.”
The three immediately make their way to the palace. In mere seconds they're confronted by Commander Aldous, with some fight left in him. A few Whooper soldiers clashed with him. He immediately unleashes a technique bouncing some of them back.
“He must be the one in command, my lord. The priestess and others have been confirmed as escapees.” The second hand updated.
“How sad, their defense couldn’t even hold a candle. Mmm.”
“Moon my lord. Shall I step in to end this?” The metal general requested.
“Mmm not yet. This is starting to entertain me, Taishae my man. Let’s sit back and watch hoo hoo hoo. I like a good show after being locked away over the millennia.”
They continue to watch the fight for a moment, minutes before Moon’s second in command had second thoughts, regarding the escaped priestess. Taishae pressures them to stop procrastinating after Commander Aldous knocks back a few more of their soldiers.
“Oh fine I’ll end this now…”
Moon approaches over to Aldous while the rest clear out of the way. Aldous stands his ground.
“So you’re the other half from that accursed mirror…” The commander said.
“Oh please…” Flattered Moon. “If you’re comparing me to my foolish brother Vilevelious, he is nothing compared to Mwah.”
He unleashes one of his charged attacks at Moon. The attack impacts with no effect as he barely flinched. Commander Aldous took one step back but was immediately knocked unconscious by a simple whack over head by one of his tentacles.
He immediately lifts the unconscious commander with one of his legs and brings him closer. Poking at Aldous' unconscious face for some cheap laughs, Taishae steps in to remind him on the pursuing of the priestess.
“Oh fine!” He tosses Aldous body aside to give the call. “I already know where they’re headed anyway. Cause I spy. I see through this crystal eye I hold. Wait! Don’t tell me. It’s a place, a place. A place shifted with fields, cities, green lands, a region that brother failed to overtake with that Labyrinth. MATHIAS!”
He shouted with enthusiasm while they both made a face palm.
“That place I see…Where Vilevelious met his early end.” The second in command took note.
“Taishae! I’m leaving you to take charge of our entire army. You’ll be holding this capital. They’re probably gonna seek for aid obviously.” He kept it clear and simple.
“My lord…Is this necessary? Shouldn’t you take the throne on this glorious day?” The metal general insisted.
“Nah…I have better places to be. Huge crowds aren’t my thing. I’m also too lazy at this moment to be chasing some stragglers across sea. I hate giving victory speeches and you’re better at it. My favorite T.V show will be on soon anyway.”
“Show?” Questioned the second hand.
“OH! Never mind…Just do as you see fit my metal friend. Use our monsters sparingly.”
He leaves Taishae and Second Hand to their devices. He vanishes within the dark smog of gas and Taishae gives his first order to one of the monsters. He points to a biker looking monster.
“Noxer! Your team will pursue the priestess and take the front lines. Set course for an invasion of Mathias.”
“Wahoo! On the double General. We’ll give them a WILD welcome at their doors.” He jumps with anticipation and excitement whipping his chain at the ground.
With their plans ready and set Taishae steps over to the balcony of the palace to give his speech. Legions of the Aggerona army cheer on from below.
“With the Continent of Anneria at our hands, we will make them pay for what they did to our late master Vilevelious.”
A massive statue of Vilevelious was unveiled.
“The true might of our army has emerged from the depths. Far too long we have waited from the other side of the mirror, and now is the time we act. Together we will destroy Mathias and overtake the rest of this world. Onwards!”
The legion from below cheer on as the scene transitions through the crystal eye of Moon; seen watching through the palm of his hands.
“Oh wow…And he gets a statue. Where’s mine? I’m so jealous.”
His second in command arrived to the scene.
“But you said you statues? You usually draw faces on them.” He reminded.
“I was being sarcastic. The one who defeated my brother. That is what I wonder. Rumors said my brother lost to some kid in a humiliating manner. I’d like to meet that sucker anyway mmm.”
“He was our other leader…and of course your only family.”
“I could care less that he’s gone. On that note, we never got along anyways. Always cooped up in that old musky labyrinth.”
As the second hand listens to Moon ranting on, from Mathias a new day was beginning. The last remaining scraps from the Baronia Empire have cleared off from the field since.
Auroa and Maigashi sat back on some hill with nothing much better to do.
“So the Kingdom chose to dump Baronia's remains by Hazefall. Very lazy of them.” Auroa started.
“Yeah…First their entire fortress plows under the sea and the rest scrapped by that sorry camp site. Won’t be surprised if those kids started making up more stories. On that note, what could the others be doing now?” Maigashi wondered.
“Probably out training somewhere.” Auroa assumed. “Ever since those Rose Spirits passed on, Alistor had been pushing himself.”
“Like we need any training. We’re just too good.”
The two continued laying back.
Somewhere by the Sunset Shores, Alistor spars with Katty and Zolhalla for his daily training.
“Come at me!”
Alistor jumps in with a swift swing from his blade at Zolhalla caught dead in the middle of the battle. Katty unleashes beams of golden colored projectiles at the both of them. He blocks Alistor, taking the blunt of the energy attack with his back. Katty rushes in with his Nova style dash with his staff on one hand. Zolhalla jumps in midair while Alistor holds on to him.
Katty misses his target; Zolhalla grabs Alistor and throws him over to him. Alistor lands on Katty, bringing them both to the ground. Zolhalla then fires his red lightning technique, giving them both a brief shock. They both quickly get back up. Alistor charges back in so Zolhalla takes a defensive stance.
“Is that all you both got? You’ll have to do better than that.”
Alistor rushes back in, but Katty interferes knocking him down. Both their weapons clashed while Zolhalla stood at the sidelines. They both are at a standstill. Zolhalla then takes this situation to his advantage and fires another round of his long ranged lightning attacks at the both of them. Alistor keeps his guard anticipating his move this time whereas he took Katty by surprise.
“Not this time…”
He lets go with the struggle from Katty, grabs him from the waist, and pulls a reversal. His cape swoops in and blinds Katty’s vision as he unleashes one of his attacks.
A bursting stream of light sends Katty flying straight into Zolhalla’s attack rushing. The waves of red lightning impacting his body protected by his golden armor. The lightning started to retract back.
“Now for the finish.”
Alistor pushed on to keep the attack going. The stream of stars and light pushes Katty further on, building in strength till finally crashing back into Zolhalla thus ending the battle. The stream of lights impacts him along with his own attack, bringing them both to the ground. Alistor was then exhausted, taking a rest on the ground for a breather.
“I think that’s good enough for today…” He concluded.
“Yeah... Me too.” Katty agreed. “You improved since we last fought the Baronia King. Man I’m hungry. Let’s get back to the city and find Tannen.”
The two got up on their feet. After a short moment they help Alistor back up, ready to call it a day. Katty suddenly notices a ship approaching to the shores.
“Who’s that?” Katty wondered.
As the ship boards to land, a priestess comes out and takes her first few steps out. She then collapses so Claws and the others rush to her side. Feeling traumatized from what has happened, she lost conscious. Alistor and the others decide to check it out.