Sunday, 31 July 2011

Part Six

Part Six

Chanoro blinked up at the faces as his eyes adjusted to daylight. Gideon Solace and Kallista Pendragon lifted him by the hand and deposited him on the tarmac road, Kallista smiled broadly when she saw him, Gideon Solace rested his foot on Chanoro's chest and pressed him into the floor,
"Kallista, move back, he could be taken over," Gideon cautioned. The smile fell from Kallista's face to be replaced with a look of worried concern.

Gambit and Pyro-Dawn landed on the wet tarmac outside the infinity complex, Gambit noticed the struggle further down the road and ran over, "he's not posessed," Gambit informed them, "I saw him run, I also saw the remnant that was chasing him shut outside the room he had shut himself in, I destroyed it."
Kallista let out a sigh of relief, Gideon released Chanoro and helped him to his feet, "I'm sorry Chanoro but you could have been a remnant," "I understand Gideon," Chanoro said with a wave of his hand, "Kallista, what a pleasant surprise!" he said, smiling warmly at Kallista.
"It's nice to see you too, Chanoro," replied Kallista.
Rebeckka Doldrum and Octaboona ambrosius strode toards the entrance to the infinity complex, black-veined faces grinning in delight. They burst through the doors and headed towards different targets, Octaboona went off to the left, towards Chanoro, Pyro-Dawn and Gambit. Rebeckka went right, towards Kallista and Gideon. Rebeckka lifted her arms and hurled fire at Kallista, Kallista flicked her wrists and the fireball hurtled off-course, Gideon knelt to the ground and concentrated, the ground beneath Rebeckka's feet began to crumble but she leapt deftly aside before the ground cracked and split open. Octaboona splayed his fingers and a strong wind blew, he clenched his fist and the winds increased - dirt and dust flying and whipping at the trees. He raised his hands and gambit was knocked off his feet. Gambit splayed his fingers and psionic energy raced around him, his eyes clouded over in a seething mass of purple and he floated four feet above the ground. He flew towards Octaboona, hitting him with a barrage of psionic fury.
Gideon stood and unsheathed a ninjato from a scabbard on his back, Rebeckka leapt and knocked him to the ground, Kallista saw her brother down and in a fury, she took two steps forward, flipped and cartwheel-kicked Rebeckka through the wall, she crashed through the walls of the complex, and lay still.
With the remnant inside him, Octaboona semmed to find a new strength, he pushed at the air sending him hurtling forward, in middair, he twisted and grabbed Gambit by the throat, kicked him once and then threw him at the nervous form of Pyro. The young elemental turned to see Gambit flying towards him, his legs turned to jelly and he found that he couldn't move, Chanoro took a short run-up, jumped and brought his fist solidly into Octaboona's jaw in a perfect uppercut, his fist contacted with a satisfying crack. Chanoro landed and looked guiltily at the body of Octaboona Ambrosius, "I am truly sorry, my old friend, it was the only way."
The remnant inside Rebeckka doldrum stirred, it left her bruised and broken body and flitted towards the unaware form of Gambit Aurora, Pyro-Dawn Tyromant saw, screamed a warning, but realised that he was too late, he raised his hand and a bolt of fiery plasma hit the remnant as it headed towards Gambit's face. Gambit quickly turned and blasted the remnant into pieces in a flash of psionic energy.

Sauron Nightshade stode down the street towards them, behind him was the monstrosity in bandages. The mummified beast turned its face and seemed to stare directly at Chanoro,  it raised its right arm and a spiked projectile struck Chanoro in the centre of his chest, he went down in a cloud of blood. kallista screamed and then a red and white porche roared around the corner, it skidded violently to a halt and the tall man in the driver's seat bellowed at them, "GET IN!" Gambit and Gideon threw Chanoro roughly over their shoulders and threw themselves into the car, Kallista grabbed Pyro's wrist and began dragging him towards the car, he resisted, "no, what about Octa?" "I'll get him, get in the car now!" she screamed at him and he rushed to the door and scrabbled in. Kallista curled her fingers and flicked with her wrists, sending Octaboona hurtling towards the car, Gambit threw the door open and Octaboona thudded into the back seat and did not move, the engine revved and the car began to move, Kallista sprinted and jumped in through the car window, breathing hard.
The wheels spun and the car sped away down the road and away, "Who are you?" Kallista asked the man who had saved them, "my name is Dragona, Dragona Pine,"....

Thursday, 28 July 2011

Part Four

Part Four

Chanoro Flashfreeze aimed a bolt of ice at the locked and barred door, it flexed and then cracked inwards. Leaving splinters of wood flying in his wake, Chanoro proceeded towards his goal.

Rebeckka Doldrum stared at the ancient elemental that she had not seen for four centuries, noting that he appeared only to have aged a few years.
"Rebeckka, drop him," Octaboona repeated, Rebeckka dropped her hands to her sides and Pyro fell ashen-faced to the floor.
"Thank you, Octa," Pyro gasped, getting up and standing next to Octaboona.
"Octaboona, why have you brought a mere boy along to fight the Justice?" Rebeckka enquired with a disdainful glance at Pyro-Dawn.
"I am his guardian, and I would appreciate it ,Rebeckka, if you would show him some respect," Octaboona said coolly.
A thin figure sprinted towards them and skidded to a stop,
"Gambit?" Rebeckka asked in astonishment, "but you.."
"get back!" he shouted and raised his hands as the wall behind them exploded in flame. A psionic shield sprung up in front of the trio and the rubble ricochet of the barrier in multiple directions.
Through the wreckage of the wall stepped a huge figure, swathed in bandages and before it, picking pieces of rubble from his suit was Sauron Nightshade.
"Rebeckka, I see you're as radiant as ever," said Nightshade, smirking slightly. Rebeckka spat and curled her fingers. A cold wind began to blow through the hall, she spun and hurled an eight-pointed star at the necromancer's head, Sauron Nightshade flicked a bolt of shadows at the shuriken and it evaporated into shadows. He advanced upon Rebeckka.
The thin figure, who had stood unmoving for the past few minutes, balled his fists and closed his eyes, concentrating on the swirling energies inside him. Light shone from between his fingers, he swung and hurled a ball of psionic at the legs of Sauron, the necromancer was caught off-guard and leapt to avoid the missile. Octaboona Ambrosius flicked his wrist and an invisible whip of air knocked Sauron Nightshade to the floor. Octaboona raised his hand to deliver a final knockout strike of air but a voice came from behind him,
"I wouldn't do that if I were you," warned a figure standing behind him, Octaboona turned.

Chanoro felt the atmosphere change, he changed direction and began to run towards the door, he crashed through it and heard the familiar voice. He stopped abruptly, "Amos," he muttered to himself, "but it can't be," he realised that there was something different in the voice to how he remembered it, something sinister.
Chanoro sprinted for the bend in the corridor, he reached the corner and sped round it and saw the face of his mentor, teacher and oldest friend. But there was something different about him, Amos Darkreal turned, "Chanoro, surprised to see me?"
"But how? I saw the body, we cremated you!" Chanoro asked dumfounded. "Yes, you did," Amos Darkreal replied, "but I'm alive, and I'm stronger than ever." Chanoro suddenly noticed the mass of black veins crisscrossing Darkreal's face, and the bulge in his throat. "Now, you are mine," Amos Darkreal said, and a shadow flitted from his throat as he collapsed, and flew towards Chanoro.
Chanoro ran...

Wednesday, 27 July 2011

The Ring of Ice Part Three

Part Three

Rebeckka Doldrum strode down the dark hallways, instinctively pausing before ducking to avoid the fist of a concealed assailant. Rebeckka sprung back and fired a concussive blast of air at her attacker who swiftly avoided the missile and returned it with a knife thrust to the head. Rebeckka deflected the blow off her gauntleted fist and pinned the wielder of the knife up against the wall.
"Who are you working for?" she demanded, pushing what at first glance appeared to be a man harder against the rough brick of the wall. She now saw that the man had a single eye in the middle of his forehead, a cyclops, a minion of the Fist of Justice.
"Kane was foolish to send you after me, perhaps I will send him your charred remains in an envelope, or a photograph of your bloody corpse," she mused threateningly, lifting him off his feet by the throat. The cyclops whimpered at the brutality of her threats, (and at the tight grip of her hands around his throat). Suddenly, a crash sounded from further along the corridor, "I'll have to deal with you later," she said, dropping the cyclops, and dispatched him into unconciousness with a solid uppercut that sent him smashing back against the wall. Rebeckka gave the cyclops a smart kick and then sped off back up the corridor, finding a startled-looking boy with fire in both hands, she briefly considered that he was only about 13 before dismissing the thought and pushed at the air, sending him flying off his feet and then curled her fingers, stopping his movement abruptly, "who are you, boy? and what are you doing here, are you another servant of that detestable Necromancer, the Justice?" she asked, like an interrogator with a particularly nasty criminal. "No, my name is Pyro-Dawn Tyromant, I came here with my guardian, to fight the Fist, I.."The boy trailled off at the expression of malevolent doubt on Rebeckka Doldrum's face. "Rebeckka, he's with me," a figure in the shadows told her. "Octaboona, could it be?" Rebeckka aked in disbelief. "Yes, it is I," said Octaboona Ambrosius, stepping out of the shadows into full view, "put down the boy, we are here to find Chanoro Flashfreeze".....             

Thursday, 7 July 2011

The Ring of Ice

Part One

Chanoro Flashfreeze skidded around the corner, flicking daggers of ice at his persuers as he went. The ground turned to ice as he slid through the dim corridor and he sped onwards. The vampires chased him relentlessly for their orders were very clear, kill him at all costs - kill Chanoro Flashfreeze.
Chanoro reached towards the ground as he slid and a rearing wall of ice closed of the corridor behind him in a shower of frost. Chanoro Flashfreeze rounded another corner, dug his heels into the floor, and ground to a halt. Before he could catch his breath, a tall figure stepped out of the shdows, "Chanoro Flashfreeze, I hereby sentence you to excrutiatingly painful anihalation," the figure stated,
"Sauron Nightshade, always straightforward, so, to business," so saying, Chanoro pulled from his back the twin katanas that Amos Darkreal had given him, Sauron Nightshade cracked his knuckles and advanced on Chanoro. Nightshade curled his fists and threw spheres of darkness at Chanoro but he was ready for it, leaping at his foe, he threw his first katana at the shadow spheres while shooting an icy detonation at the necromancer. The katana sliced through the shadows with pinpoint accuracy but Sauron deflected the detonation with a gauntleted fist. Chanoro flicked his wrist and his katana flew back to his hand, he then proceeded to attack Nightshade with a vigorous passion. As Chanoro sliced at his head, Nightshade drew a ninjato from his back and deflected the blow with practiced ease. The two traded blow for blow, parry for strike with almost surgical precision, with a series of fluid movements Chanoro's first katana was knocked from his hand. The elemental gritted his teeth in annoyance and threw his other katana at Nightshade, the necromancer caught the sword in mid-air, summoned shadows around his fists and shattered the sword. Cursing for the loss of his only connection to Amos Darkreal, Chanoro clicked his fingers and sent twin streams of ice at the necromancer. Sauron Nightshade summoned a coat of shadows to surround him but the rage of the elemental was too powerful, Nightshade screamed as the stream of ice engulfed him and at the last moment, shadows surrounded him and he was gone.

Part Two


Gideon Solace swung through the trees, feeling the eyes of the forest upon him. He reached a clearing, flipped from the vine that he was hanging to, and landed in a crouch on the forest floor. He examined the clearing with only partial interest, he was concentrating on the noises of the forest, he cocked his head on one side, realising that there were no noises. There was a sharp cracking sound from behind him, the elemental turned sharply, and with a whistling sound, an arrow struck a tree trunk centimetres from his head.
Gideon lowered his arms, preparing to use his powers of earth to defend against his unseen attacker.
He scanned the walls of the clearing, only now realising that he was an open target, he looked down at the forest floor and noticed strange prints as if someone had walked around the clearing in circles... perhaps looking for a good vantage point. Gideon looked up, time seemed to freeze, he saw the arrow gliding towards him, saw a shadowed figure high up in the trees, saw a gloved hand extend towards the arrow. Time unfroze and the arrow disintigrated into flame, Kallista Pendragon burst out of the trees, firing a bolt of flame at the shadowy form hidden in the branches, with a scream of anguish the figure warped into shadows and dissapeared.
"Kallista Pendragon, I see your sense of timing is as wonderful as ever," praised Gideon Solace, grinning broadly.
"Always a pleasure Gideon," Kallista Pendragon replied, bearing an equally generous grin, "We meet"...........