13 Kingdoms Come to Ancile some with dreams of conquest, some with hopes for a better life, and others to stop the dreaded Runiel from gaining control of the world.
A council called by the Religious Nation of the Apostles of Light summoned politicians and warriors alike. The message was to join together and stop Runiel, but the bickering couldn't be farther from joining anything. The Woodlands crazed trees of Ancile foresaw the coming of Runiel their beloved ruler who when freed plauged the land with mutation giving birth to their sick race, they built roads to allow Runiel ease of travel and they blessed it with sick offerings of flesh and blood from captured natives. Richard Pac Montesta a good man and devout priest of Orlando came to Ancile with the thought of Recording this great event that everyone knew would unfold either he would write the last journal of a free man if Runiel won or the beginnings of a bright future.
The Golden Warrior patted Terran goddess of earth on the back their plan with the help of Orlando was coming into fruition the God Slayer Sword was given freely to the money grubbing dwarves who were a useful tool that cared little for the dealings of the gods. Many proud warriors came to fight for the sword at a tournament the dwarves held this pleased the gods as they knew that it would come to pass the dwarves would of course sell of the valuable legendary sword what use was it to them. The tournament ensured however that it would sell to a strong warrior.
The Holy Forge beat back the Devil's Empire and scourge them from the lands an early victory for the forces of good. Griswold gained the vassal Rolf for his prowess in the Tournament. Soon after the dwarves ended their dealings with the Robed worshippers of Maitra who came to Ancile to release the Ghostly woman who was Holy Mother Maitra Creator and mother to the gods and this world. Runiel's Army also arrive perhaps chasing the Maitraites but they arrive to more than expected large armies not wishing to let religious Runiel followers trounce through their lands stopped the evil worshipers from gaining anything more than a few beachheads.
Richard, Rolf and Grimmjow each with their own route found themselves in the Under Temple a secret chamber that lie under the Temple that was Prison to Runiel and the place of his release. They watched as the followers of Maitra ritualistically allow themselves and all in the Under Temple to be Sacrificed, quickly the 3 Heroes retreated not wanting to be unneeded blood for this unknown to them Holy Mother. Arriving through the cave and back through the ocean it connected to the 3 Heroes make it to Rolf's ship given to him by his master Griswold. Captain Highliner shocked the group as he stand already aboard as if waiting for them. Grimmjow told the group of his entrance to the Under Temple perhaps they could use it to greet this Maitra. Grimmjow grimmaced at his goodly travelling companions he thought of the day that he would rule the world and smash uprights such as these.
Arriving at the Temple entrance once more above was Runiel who merely waited above as if activating something in the above temple. Below the Under Temple, the Heroes greeted by Bronris and the Light who were waiting in the tunnel room that lies in between the two great Temples. Traveling down a iron ladder the Heroes are confronted by a small girl she reminds the Light of the Ghostly women he met in his mortal existence in Ancile. Richard attempts to comfort the child and gives her a book that he took from her followers, but Bronris place his necklace upon her which healed the girl to a more powerful state unleashing a radiant goddess. The Necklace returning to Bronris after with much less of a vibrant green glow than it had.
The women judges those before her and ultimately with Igo and 10 Officers arrival and Runiel above the goddess led the Heroes up to deal with Runiel once more like she did in the past.
The air in the temple grows warm from the bodies of all that inhabit, the time of final retribution comes now and it was Runiel to pay for his crimes against humanity. But still with allies of his own Runiel laughs against the numbers that prey for his life and beckons to them willingly. Igo the punk orders his men to fire and they unleash a torrent of bullets, while Igo and One shot circumvent Runiel. Richard bravely charges Corax exchanging blows. Captain Highliner called to fight by his allies charge forth blade shimmering with lightning and mist in a vortex of magical energies.
Grimmjow Jeagerjaques from the back takes his blade and rams it through Captain Higliner
"goodnight my brave little soldier"
Captain Highliner lay collapse mouth agape shocked at this dishonorable move.
Rolf drop his assault upon Aarth to aid his fallen comrade charges into Grimmjow eyes ablaze with passion. Grimmjow swung a slow, heavy cutting motion at Rolf. Rolf ducked under it and dug his feet into the ground pushing his sword into Grimmjow's arm missing more vulnerable positioning . Grimmjow began to spurt blood and he shoved his untouhed shoulder into Rolf's face knocking him away and freeing his arm the sword. Captain Higliner shaking now shows signs of life as he amazingly begins to stand. The Light rushes to Rolfs aid and begins to fight Grimmjow with his ally.
Maitra levitates toward Runiel
"You will be sealed once more!"
Chanting ancient words and summoning light which seems to grapple Runiel who before her magic was able to freely let bullets phase through him as if flying through mist. Now bullets strike him and Runiel begin to bleed. Aarths Crown spitting Baleful Magic struck down many of Igo's Officer's including the beloved one shot who lay dead now. Runiel gleaming with hate and emotion blasted foul darkness destroying his chains.
"While you sit in slumber I harvested the souls of thousands." Cackling Laugh and then systematically cutting down the rest of the Hydro Boys Gun men and finally slashing Igo who just barely dodged death and was able to fall to the ground with only a surface cut.
Bronris Stepped forward in the defense of Maitra and swung his sword into Runiel cutting him. Runiel driving himself onto Bronris blade got close enough to stab the great were-bear in the stomach with his dagger. Green elemental magic seep from Bronris necklace healing the wound.
Suddenly Captain Highliner arise no wound in sight the magical white energy of Ellisa encase him. Grimmjow slash the Light and then Aarth moves in from behind dodging Rolf and Igo and rams his sword into the Light, who collapse. Runiel then begins with his left arm to seep the Lights energy from him and shoot torturous black energy from his right at Igo and Maitra. Richard pulls his blade from the dead Corax and makes his way to defend Maitra. While the Light begin a crawl to Runiel reaching him and stabbing the dark ones hand until finally drawing his last breath. Aarth and Grimmjow back up towards Runiel and the battle line is instantaneously redrawn.
Grimmjow, Aarth and Runiel Stand Across from
Maitra, Bronris, Captain Highliner, Richard, Rolf, Igo
and The Light, One Shot, Corax and the officers lay dead
Surely with more to join them in the afterlife.
The Temple braziers ignite one after another lighting the room much more than the bit of sun that leaked through as if by magic. Captain Highliner stepping forward throws a challenging roar to Runiel
Igo the punk steps up next to Captain Highliner joining him on the front line both about 10 Feet in front of Maitra and equally distanced from Runiel and his allies.
Igo taking his loaded pistol lifting it to fire swinging to the left shoves it against Highliners armor and fires. Highliner falls spouting blood everywhere grunting in pain and slamming against the stone floor. As Richard, Rolf, and Bronris charge in to help, Igo quickly steals Highliner's sword and joins the opposing forces of evil.
Maitra and Runiel begin to conjure magic and raw energy flies back and forth in a duel of epic proportions. Chaotic Jolts of purple lightning fly in all directions from Aarths Crown of ruin and singe upon the heroes as they pull Captain Highliner to safety Richard duels Grimmjow allowing his allies safety in their rescue. The purple lightning stings upon impact and then burrows within the victim mixing with the blood of its foe and boiling it. Suddenly Runiel throws is hand up clenching a fist, all of you friend and foe feel a grasp on your spine as if a hand has entered through your skin and grappled it. Paralyzed and dropping weapons you each stand and watch as Runiel makes way through the fight stepping behind Maitra, Rubbing his hand gently on her neck
"I have wanted your blood for a long time Maitra remember it was your powers that lured me here you can blame yourself for your children's slaughter. It was quite fun, with you gone the insects of this world will bow only to me, I may let them live as my slaves let that be a wishful thought in your death."
With that he pulls a knife with his other hand and scrapes it against Maitra who shed tears of failure, and only hold enough power to move her hands slowly up, but not enough time to stop him. Maitra's elegant body falls as if a plush pillow against the floor and then dematerializes. Runiel smirks "Who is next?"
"Stooop Foul creature tis I Voltek Lord of the Gods Warrior Saint of the Sea I have had to lick my wounds since our last encounter for some time know swine. Release these brave mortals I command it."
An armored Knight gold plate encrusted with sea weed and the smell of sea salts wafts throughout the air. Hair wild in a twisted ponytail and a smile that oozes charm the man steps forward bringing a small puddle along with him filling the chamber with about 2 inches of water. Voltek charges and Runiel blocks the intial swing. Runiel slams the pommel of his knife against Volteks face and then flips it around attempting a killing blow to the throat. Voltek forces his shield forward pushing Runiel back. Runiel shuffles backwards on his own and nears Rolf placing his knife round the boys neck.
"Would Voltek let his mortal son perish."
Voltek with fire in his eyes roars his hatred at the dishonorable Runiel. With that the sea god flicks his hand and the water forms into a tentacle which grips the knife and releases Rolf. Suddenly everyone regains their movement and Rolf stumbles to Highliner's body which lay alive but badly wounded. Bronris lunges at Runiel and cuts him once more. Richard parries Grimmjow's renewed assault and Aarth backs away near the stairs far to Voltek's left. With that Runiel slaps Bronris away sending him straight upon the floor several feet away. Then proceeds to battle Voltek. Igo takes the intiative while everyone is busy to grip his stolen sword and charge Runiels back side stabbing Runiel. Cringing in pain Runiel blasts black fire towards Voltek and pulls the blade out of his body turning to face Igo he grips the humans throat andpulls him high in the air and with one swift motion cuts the humans legs clean off throwing him against the wall of the temple. Runiel then smashes the sword which image has now changed to the Sword of Madigas. Voltek throws a desperate lunge, which Runiel dodges and counters with a blow to the head from his elbow. Voltek collapses, the wounded god not truly healed lay unconscious once more.
Richard back against the wall fighting on the defensive against the hateful beast that is Grimmjow. Relentless swings from the arrancar one by one by one never faltering clash against Richards now tattered shield and are blocked by his sword.
Richard speaks his native tongue enraging Grimmjow to allow his allies to fight the more pressing foe.
"Yi Thity Batakar"
Grimmjow getting the best of Richard swings unblocked by his shield and strikes Richards shield arm chopping it freely from the warrior. Rolf leaps into action and defends Richard who dash to the side in an attempt to get free to mend his horrible wound. Rolf a good swords master for his age lack the strength and skill possessed by this monster and fights bravely a losing fight. Bronris now on his feet stand inbetween Runiel and Rolf fighting Grimmjow. Runiel laughs at his victory and Bronris clenches his sword, Green Elemental magic spews forth at an amazing rate and empower Bronris who takes stance against Runiel the two fight on and Runiel recieves another slice on his skin. Bronris then nods as if told something and strikes Runiels Heart.
The Dark god slams his knife into Bronris stomach but then lets go and clenches his own body in pain.
"I will not let you insects be the death of me, what is this weapon you possess be it the god slayer sword?"
Bronris roared his response
"I am just a humble insect watching the powerful being above cry in his death"
with that Bronris falls to the floor proceeded by Runiel, Runiels body dissipates into black fire which then extinguishes.
Bronris lie wounded his necklace no longer shine as if depleted of energy, Highliner, Igo and Richard also lay wounded Rolf smashed to the side by Grimmjow also lay wounded Grimmjow takes the god slayer sword and retreats. Aarth also seems to have left.
The god Voltek unconscious will surely arise and claim victory for himself, but the honor is to the regular citizens of this world who fought with bravery and virtue not knowing if they possessed the power to triumph but still fought. Richard raises his one arm with sword in victory.
"I shall record this day blessed Orlando your enemy Runiel is no more.