Saturday, October 22, 2011

Terror Dawn 7

Before I begin the ending of a project that I started in December of 2010, I just want to take a moment to thank everyone that has given me advice and suggestions on  each part of this saga.  I also want to take Raven.  I know sounds weird I’m taking my main character LOL but, I was in a rut.  I couldn’t get pass the first line in the first paragraph for months prior to the Raven Files.  Raven the Great came to me and I didn’t know it then but, the ride the last of the Entellician has taken me on, has revived my writing and raise the level of talent I believe as well.  Without any further delay here’s the ending of the saga.  Hope you enjoy it.

Raven looked at the mighty archway of Zaude and, knew that the time had come.  He knew that all the training, the travels and adventures had led him to this point.  His memories flooded his system and he witnessed all of his greatest moments in an instant.

Raven saw the first day he met his former student Leblanc.

Raven was in the Manor of the Wicked uncovered.  His mission was to observe the Blood Alliance’s plans but, his plans had a curveball thrown into it when the Barbos brought out a young knight.  Raven acted quickly to save this young man using his grapple arrow and his cloak of phase to help them both escape.

“Boy, I didn’t think Leblanc would become the great commander he is now at that moment”   Raven proclaimed.

He then looked over to Yeager and, his mind flashed over the many details of twists, perils and battles the two have had both together and against each other.  He remembered when they first squared off at Norpolico Stadium.

“Well, little birdie, you have to fight or I kill ya favorite little redhead”  Barbos laughed as he held his sword next to Kaufman neck.

Raven had to defeat three of the Blood Alliance’s finest warriors.  He had no trouble with Zagi, or with Cumore but, then he met Yeager.  Yeager was the first of the three that actually harmed Raven.  He swept his leg with his mighty sickle.  Raven quickly countered with a smoke bomb to give him the time needed to recover.

That was only the first of battles these two evenly matched fighters would have.  The second major encounter ironically took place right here at Zaude when both fighters were left injured with chest wounds that they will never forget, but then something changed their path.

Yeager saw the light and, gave up the path of wickness and joined Raven in his battle against the forces of darkness.  Raven now valued his worse most difficult rival as his most reliable ally.

Raven and Yeager formed Fortunate which no matter what took place today the group of justice and goodwill would continue on till the end of time itself.

Raven looked towards the top of Zaude and his memory flashed again to the first time he stood high on top of the sacred ring of Entellica.  Raven met one of his most devious rivals there.  Duke Fallons.

“Such power in a small package don’t you agree?  It’s called a gun”  Duke fired his pistol at Raven.

For the first time, Raven had faced off with forbidden weapons.  The same weapons that led to the destruction of the first planet.  The blue planet known as Earth.  On Vesperia, such devices were banned due to the dangers they could bring but, Duke had other ideas.

Duke used his weapons to wound Raven and Raven fell to the ocean.  He would had been lost to the world if it hadn’t been for Kam-Re.

Kam-Re the Pegasus saved the archer’s life and revealed a great secret to him.  That secret had led Raven to this point.  He was presented with a tablet that foretold the coming of a greater evil.  Adageagos the hydria Entellica.  The tablet was damaged at the end but, Raven now knew what the missing piece had said.

He rushed into Zaude and began to climb to its top.  His heart was heavy as he approached the peak but, knew he had to do what must be done.  He looked around on the top of the structure and saw the power crystal.  It was a huge blue diamond that floated above the ring.  He placed on hand on the gem and a large platform began to rise in front of the gem.  A huge metal T structure emerged and Raven placed his arms on his outstretch bars.  The cross lit up with a brillant blue shine and, Raven’s body began to course with pain.  He screamed out but, he didn’t lose his resolve.  He knew to save everyone from the corruption of the Adageagos the Zaude canon of purity had to be fired.

The ring glowed with the same blue aura that gem and Raven had.  The ring sent waves of light towards the great beast.  Adageagos hissed and groaned as the light burned his skin.  After two rounds of the pulsing light the ring fired a full assualt of beams.  The beams vanquished any evil that touched their path.  The whole process took only a few minutes but, it felt like an eternality for Raven who was in agony.

Yeager ran to the top of Zaude  and as the giant T platform let go of Raven’s body he caught his body.  Raven’s hands, feet and head were all burned from the time attached to platform.  Yeager was began to reach for his kit to help but, Raven grabbed his hand.

“No, it is my time to leave for now but I will return”  Raven’s body began to turn to ashes.

“Raven!  No”  Yeager wept.

Yeager could only watch as Raven’s ashes began to be lifted into the sky by the winds.  Just for a moment his ashes amazingly wrote out a saying.

“My body is gone, but spirit is with you forever”

The end

Terror Dawn 6

Raven and Yeager went upward a spiral column of steps.  While they journeyed up to the top they could hear the taunts from the multiple head brute.  They picked up their pace as light shined through the opening.  As they reached the top, Yeager looked around and noticed the huge archway behind them.  The arch had a jade crystal perched at its keystone.

“That’s Zaude!”  Yeager pointed.

“Of course, when you fighting an uphill battle you take the only advantage you can get.  I got the home field advantage”  Raven countered.

Adageagos merely laughed at the banter.  He breathed out a dark smoke from his center head and, Alexei appeared from the aura.  Raven and Yeager looked at each other and nodded as they were on the same wavelength.  Raven fired an arrow into the air near Alexei.  As the arrow reached its apex it burst open and showered the area with blinding light.

Raven ran past Alexei while his vision was impaired.  He tossed a serial of black balls behind him as he went which went boom after a few moments closing off any possible pursue.  Raven prepared to fire an arrow at the hydria but, it grabbed him by one of its many heads.

As Alexei’s eyes cleared he was greeted by Yeager’s Leviathan’s Claw.  Yeager swung the huge sickle swiftly back and forth near the herald’s head.  Alexei countered with a shot from his hand gun which grazed Yeager’s shoulder.  He fell to his side as the weight of his prized weapon was too much for his injured arm.  Alexei kicks him to his back and holds his firearm next to his head.  Yeager knew his time was short and options were limited but suddenly he saw one of Raven’s black balls that didn’t explode.  He reached for it and veers his head off the side to miss a shot from Alexei.  He rolled the ball at Alexei’s feet and he trips from the ball.  Yeager pulls out a kniife that he kept hidden away in his boot and slammed it down on Alexei’s wrist/

“Havenor Undine”  Raven chanted .

His brands began to glow and the light blinded the monster’s heads.  He landed on his feet as the creature dropped him.  Raven watched as the heads began to get a smirk on them in unison.

“I think a little brand warfare might be fun,  Polire Havenor Eros Adageagos Alexei Ifrit”  Adageagos chanted.

Alexei’s arms burned as the small black marks at his shoulders grew down his arms.  He grunted as he forced the knife out of his wrist.  He pushed away Yeager with little effort.

“No!  That doesn’t make an Entellican it makes a Sith to have that much power at once.  It supposed to grow and mature overtime with its user.”  Raven proclaimed.

“Yes, your point?  I am not like your spineless master Phaeroh”  Adageagos taunted.

“Havenor Ifrit”  Alexei sent a huge fireball towards Raven.

“Havenor Undine”  Raven countered with a stream of water.

To Raven’s amazement the fire overtook his water and threw him backwards.  He slammed into the wall of Zaude temple.  Raven attempted to get up but, before he could another blast of fiery magic his back keeping him face down to the ground.  When it seemed the most grim he remembered something that Phaeroh once told him.
“Though my life spirit is born of fire, I granting you a stronger force the element of life itself.  Everything lives cause of water and, don’t forget you control all of water’s powers”  Phaeroh echoed in his mind.

“All of water’s powers that includes ice!  Havenor Frosior!”  Raven froze the fireballs sending his way.

Alexei waved his hands in the air and began to spin a ball of flames that grew in size every moment.  His ball of fiery mass increased in heat till it went from red to yellow, to blue, then finally white hot.

“I’m doubting you can block a ball this big with your little ice”  Alexei laughed.

Suddenly Alexei felt a sharp pain in his gut.  He looked down and saw Yeager drove his dagger into his gut.  Yeager fell over as his strength faded.  Alexei stumbled backward and dropped the fireball which exploded

Raven rushed over to Yeager.  He held him in his arms and, couldn’t hold back his tears.  His tears hit Yeager’s body and he began to glow.  Raven watched in awe as the wounds faded away.  Yeager opened his eyes.

“Careful, Kaufman might get jealous”  He joked.

Terror Dawn 5

Raven approached Phaeroh and looked upward at the great phoenix.  He looked back towards Fortuate and, pointed at Yeager.  He curled his finger and motioned to come.  The entire team began to move but, Raven protested.

“No!  Only Yeager,  the rest of you go to Daghgrest and wait for us to return”  He ordered.

“Undine Eros Uno Harenos Phaeroh”  Raven chanted.

“Say what?  Want to try common tongue Raven?”  Kaufman shook her head puzzled.

“Please this is something I have to do, trust me”  Raven pleaded.

Kaufman, Nan and Kandor mounted their rides and, began to leave.  Kaufman was muttering under her breathe.  For the first time in her married life with Raven she was being left out of something and it troubled her.

Once their horses got enough distance that Raven could no longer see them he turned to Yeager.

“Yeager, I am about to undertake an important ritual.  I chosen you to be my support on this journey.  It will be a long and difficult trip, as well as very dangerous.  Be ready”  Raven ordered.

“Havanor Eros Intyius Undine”  Phaeroh recited.

A swirling light surrounded the two men and, and their bodies began to rise into the air.  The light got brighter and brighter till they had to close their eyes to  withstand it.  Raven woke next to a greenish spring with Yeager next to him.  Raven shook his best friend to wake him.

“Yeager, before we continue I must show you my greatest secret”  Raven took off his jacket.

Raven’s arms were cover in long black markings.  Yeager had seen tattoos in the past but, nothing like these.  The markings shined and appeared to move at times.  Yeager reached out to touch one but, Raven pulled away.

“You don’t want to touch these, you would get a shock literally.  Entellexians when they are born are branded by the Entellica they are swore to serve.  In my case, Phaeroh.  The brand starts small on one side at the top of the arm and then grows a little each birthday till it gets all the way down, which is ten years then as you can see  it begins again on the right.  I got brandings on my legs as well but I didn’t think wanted me to take off my pants”  Raven laughed.

“Yeah, I’ll take your word on that one, so fearless leader what are we doing here, and better question where is here?”  Yeager stood and looked around.

“This is an Aer Krene, they are springs of power for my race.  I am going to empower my brands with its energy then we’re going to kill the Adageagos”  Raven dived into the spring.

Yeager watched as the markings began to shine with the same greenish hue the spring was.  He knew Raven’s powers were incredible but, he had his doubts that only the two of them could take out the dark Entellica.

“I know what you’re thinking how can only the two of us beat him.  Well, stop worrying about that I’m fighting the hydria, you just going to fight his herald”  Raven arose from his swim and began to dress.

“His herald?”  Yeager asked.

“Alexei Rosenberg, he picked him to be his servant.  The good news is because Adageagos picked an adult Alexei won’t receive the abilities of my race that’s only when you select a herald as an infant”  Raven explained.

“Like Phaeroh picked up, I got it, but then why doesn’t the others pick someone?”  Yeager puzzled.

“They can, but the brotherhood are very selective.  At the moment there’s only three Entellexians,  Well two and a half really, Alexei, myself and my daughter”  Raven walked over to a huge boulder.

“Daughter?  I didn’t know you had a child.  Wait Kaufman is so young”  Yeager proclaimed.

“My first love, I met her during the great war…Sabrina died during the war.  I couldn’t father the child so I made arrangements that she be taken care of at Aspio/  I hear she’s become quite the inventor”  Raven pressed in the center of the huge rock and it rolled away.

“Ahead is our enemies/  Remember you keep Alexei busy, Adageagos is mine”  Raven ordered.

Terror Dawn 4

Adageagos grabbed each of the Entellica with one of his many heads and chained them with magical bonds that even they could not break.  He then breath out waves of dark energy that called forth undead spirits that rose from their graves.

“You there, your name Alexei correct?”  Adageagos echoed as all his heads spoke in unison.

“Yes”  Alexei nervously spoke.

“I need a general for my new army, you will be my general or you can die like Raven did”  Adageagos began to laugh insanely at his own offer.

“Well when you put it that way, I guess I’ll be your general”  Alexei shouted back.

Yeager and the rest of Fortunate went to business on the walking corpses.  He beheaded one with his sickle.

“I guess you can call me your Grim Reaper you zombie freaks!”  Yeager proclaimed as he chopped down two more boney soldiers.

Much to Yeager’s dismay though as he struck the horde down they only got back up and kept coming unharmed.  Even the beheaded one from earlier had replace his skull on his frame.

“Give up and agree to serve me faithfully and I will let you live”  Adageagos offered.

“Never!”  Yeager countered.

Adageagos suddenly noticed a huge portal of light opening in the distance.  The portal glowed a brilliant yellow and blue streak.  The whole battlefield stopped as the portal began to spit out large lit runes.  The runes lined up in sentence form.  Yeager recognized them as Entellician the language of Raven’s race but had no clue what they were stating.  Then one line at a time the runes changed form and became common tongue.

You tried to kill me
You tried to banish me
But you forgot one thing
I am
Protector of the innocent
Defender of Justice
But most of all
I am
Raven the Great

As the last line translated a volley of arrows flew out of the portal hitting many of the zombies.  A hooded figure stepped out of the portal and it closed behind him.  Though Yeager couldn’t see his face, he knew that was Raven.  He pulled back the hood and his silver eyes shined a blinding light.

“The dead should stay dead”  Raven ordered and the light from his eyes froze the rotting horde in their tracks.

The bones fell where they once stood and laid without an trace that they were once moving before.  Raven rose one hand and pointed at Adageagos.

“You have bonded the brotherhood but you are the one that needs those chains!”  Raven proclaimed.

Much to the hydria’s surprise the locks unclamped on the Entellica and began to grasp each one of his heads.

“Impossible!”  The monster defiantly threw off the shackles.

“Impossible?  Don’t you know nothing is impossible!  You wanted me broken but all your Tower of Terror Dawn did was make me stronger”  Raven countered back.

Adageagos knew the battle was lost but, he was ready to end this war.  He dived deep into the ocean.

“This isn’t over Raven”  He taunted.

Terror Dawn 3

Apathia are crystals of great power.  The power was so great that for many years it was thought that the power couldn’t be honed but, Rita Mordio had an idea.  She was the youngest researcher of the Aspio Academy of Research.  Rita knew where others failed in tapping the power of the gem.  She took an apathia called a Cyan Cyclonias and, placed it into the containment unit she made the day before for the experiment.  She called the Sphere Ossenfinder.  She did not know at the time but, she had just created the most amazing invention of all time.  The Cyan Cyclonias’s core glowed and flashed faster and faster as the core began to push against the small ball.  Rita watched in amazement as the ball that started the size of a walnut began to grow to the size of an orange.  The core of apathia slightly poked out of the top of the sphere forming a button.  Rita grabbed a long pole and pressed the button in at a safe distance.

“Change”  A voice echoed around the room.

“Change what?”  Rita asked.

“Change me, tell me form”  The voice boomed across.

“A horse”  Rita said.

The ball lit up the entire room.  Rita had to look away as the blinding light came her way.  A few moments later she heard a neighing sound.  She looked back and saw a silver horse with a cyan mane.  She approached the animal with caution.

“Well that’s just great, I’ve lost the gem and turned into a horse, how am I going to revert this?”  Rita asked herself.

“Revert”  A voice boomed and the room lit up again.

The Sphere Ossenfinder landed into hands.  She looked it over/  She could see the black diamond shaped gem inside but, the core of apathia was now missing.  She looked at the cyan button it made a low glowing light as she stared.

“The core merged with the Sphere giving it a life of its own.  The Sphere Ossenfinder possesses some kind of shape shifting power.  More research is needed to better understand this all”  She recited into her audio journal.

Terror Dawn 2

Phaeroh the Phoenix king of the Entellica looked over the dark sands of corruption.  Adageagos his fallen brother had unleashed the darkness of hate onto the world and it was the first time this took place.  Eons ago, the Entellica lived on a blue planet that the natives called Earth.  The Entellica’s time and presence on this world was recorded in myths and legends of an ancient country called Greece.  Phaeroh screeched out a loud booming sound wave that echoed all across Vesperia.  A loud rumble followed as his brotherhood made their way to his crag.

“Brothers, these are times most dire”  Phaeroh opened the meeting.

“I say we crush him, he’s only one and there’s four of us”  Gustoes the Griffin grunted.

“Do I have to remind you how powerful the ten head hydria is? “  Phaeroh asked.

Phaeroh exhaled fire and, within the flames images appear.  It was a past battle back on the blue rock.

“We should not protect these little creatures, we should be their gods!”  Adageagos proclaimed.

“No!  We are the guardians of the world, we have protected  this place before the humans and will continue when their era ends”  Phaeroh countered.

Adageagos grabbed Phaeroh by the throat and threw him into the ocean below.  He then held the fire bird down in the water until his fire was burned out.

“I’ve killed Phaeroh, bow down to me now or die as well”  He shouted to others.

Gustoes took to the air and clawed one of his many heads.  Kroma the Dragon scorched the earth with his red fire.  Kam-Re the Pegasus kicked the giant monster in the gut with his heel feet.  Adageagos grabbed both Gustoes and Kam-Re at the same time and slammed them into each other and then threw Gustoes into Kroma.  He was so gleeful with his success he didn’t notice the red glow coming from the sea.

Suddenly a bright red light flew out from the water.  Phaeroh was even larger then he was before.  He grabbed the hydria and threw him into space and that day he became the king of his people.

“It took me dying once to get the strength to get rid of him.  I rather not have to do that again.  We need to bolstered our ranks.”  Phaeroh explained.

“I have a candidate”  Kroma spoke.

The others had their jaws dropped as Kroma was the least spoken of the four.

“Continue”  Phaeroh ordered.

“A hybrid dragon subclass, he is smaller then me but, his strange but yet powerful green fire maybe even hotter then mine”  Kroma explained.

“Alright get this beast here, I’ll perform the Rite of Enlightenment”  Phaeroh answered.

Kroma returned few minutes later with a dark red winged lizard.  The small but feissy reptitle was attempting to burn the larger black dragon.  Kroma sighed as he finally got tired of the attempts.  He hit the smaller dragon with his mighty tail and knocked him to the ground.  Phaeroh landed next to the dragon.  He leaned down breathe into him an aura.

“The breathe of knowledge and enlightenment I grant you.  Now stand and join your brothers and tell us your name”  Phaeroh ordered.

The small dragon got back upright and looked around.  He placed his front legs on his head as it was being flooded by information.

“Ouch my head hurts.  Me, Efreet”  Efreet told them.

The others all laughed as they remembered the same experience.

“So now we get the traitor?”  Gustoes asked.

“No, first we save Raven”  Phaeroh commanded.

Terror Dawn 1

Raven picked himself up and, took a look around.  The area was dark and damp.  There was screams of pain and suffering in the distance but, that wasn’t what caught Raven’s attention.  His personal effects were all missing.  Raven felt naked without his carry all bag which carried a wide assortment of bombs, flares, and other tricks that have come in handy more then a few times.  His quiver of arrows both ordinary and extraordinary was also gone as well though they wouldn’t been much value without his bow Dein Nomos which was also missing.  Finally but not least his prized Cloak of Phase had also vanished.  Raven  turned in all directions looking all over for his belongings.

“Hello”  A voice from behind.

Raven turned around and gasped at the sight of a floating head.  The head had bluish tint and had three horns going across its forehead.  Raven had seen many strange things in his life but never a floating blue demonic head.

“Who are you and what is this place?”  Raven demanded.

“I am Rangar and, this is my Tower of Terror Dawn.  Which you will remain here forever unless…”  Rangar raved.

“Unless what!”  Raven grunted.

“Well behind me a set of stairs which lead to set of trials.  The first four trials will be to recover your belongings.  The next set of trials will place you in melees with people that you have encountered during your travels, and  final set of trials will see if you are worthy to take on your ultimate challenge, I’ll be watching you”  Rangar’s image faded into nothingness.

Raven ran up the first stair case and, heard a rumble.  He looked back for moment and noticed the steps were crumbling as he rose to the next level.  There was no turning back.  Raven reached the top of stairs and saw a doorway.  He opened the door and was pulled inside by a strong gust of wind.

Raven got up and dusted himself off.  He saw his bag of tricks in the distance at the top of another set of stairs.  However when he began to head for the stairs a black blob slammed on the ground.  The blob rose and, became to form features of two dark eyes, and an evil smile.

“Oh does little black bird want his bag?  You have to defeat me first”  The blob shouted.

Raven racked his brain as the huge black creature slowly approached.  How was he to defeat to such a monster without any weapons at all.  Raven looked around and, saw that he was on a cliff top.  Raven ran towards the edge hoping that the creature was as dumb as it appeared.  As he hoped the blob followed him.  He picked up a rock and tossed it at the blob’s left eye.  The partly blind monster lunged at Raven but he sidestepped its lousy attempt.  The blob’s lunge sent it too close to edge and slipped off the cliff.

Raven ran up the stair case and placed his bag of tricks over his shoulder.

“I made that one easy out of the goodness of my heart, the next one will be tougher I swear”  Rangar declared.

“You are full of hot air you disembodied head!”  Raven yelled back.

The Raven Files Poems

Raven Files Poems

Raven--Something in me

Dreams and desires
A great legency is mapped out
For me
Some people would run
Knowing that this path
Leads to a short life
And never being at peace
But I dive into it
Not for glory

There's Something in me
That says not to accept
That just because
Ancient texts told
That I would die
If I fight the evil one

Something in me
Says I write my own destiny
That I will win and, bring peace
But if I should fall
I know I have planted seeds

New heroes will stand
And continue what I started
I lead them now but, I am confident
When they are on their own
They will prove themselves

Something in me
Says this is not the end
That there's more just beyond
The next corner
I know it won't always be easy

There's something in me
And if you haven't figured out
I won't let anyone
Stop me from doing what needs to be done
Cause there's something in me
And it's ready to end this evil??

Yeager--A little more free

I was always loyal
But I was betrayed by jackals
That were afraid that I was too powerful
So to the World Series of Villains
Thank you for giving up on me
It only open a new doorway for me
And with a group that appreciates
What I can do
This is where I can be
A little more free


I don’t know where you came from
And sometimes I don’t understand fully
What are you
But, what you do to me
Is so unpredictable
It makes my heart race
It is so uncontrollable
Our love is sometimes illogical
But, above all
It’s undeniable


Some days the clouds follow me
Trouble seems never to give me any peace
But, I like the rain that falls
It’s nature cleansing

So it looks like rain today
But that’s alright with me
Wash away my troubles
And bring a bright rainbow
To shine my way to golden pot