“I hope for the sake of Eternia, you are wrong my friend” Grayskull told his friend as he observed the eclipse, he even though he hoped that Eldor was wrong, he knew what happened- Horde Prime had escaped from the bottom of the planet where he was confined to conquer Eternia and if not stopped, all Eternia was doomed.
Up in Eternia’s sky, Horde Prime had summoned his most trusted advisor Gerzan to hear of the day’s news.
“What have you to report?” the demon asked his servant.
Gerzan genuflected as show of fear and reverence for the demon as he considered him as a god, “Our forces are ready master, we need only to catch the Eternians in a lull and the full might of the Horde will crush Eternia” the lesser demon told his master.
“Gerzan station yourself on the planet, remain hidden until I call for you to attack, is that understood Gerzan?” Prime asked his servant.
“Yes, my master” Gerzan replied as Horde Prime dismissed his servant and watched as Gerzon got up and left the chamber.
Meanwhile on Eternia, King Grayskull had summoned the Council of the Ancients, a gathering of Eternia’s bravest leaders and greatest wizards to his ancestral home of Castle Grayskull.
“This meeting will come to order!” Grayskull shouted as the council turned to face him. “I have called you to deal with the urgent threat of Horde Prime” at those words the council was turned to an orderly meeting.
“Are you sure you saw Horde Prime, there are many things that could have eclipsed the sun” One council member told Grayskull
“Of course of it was Horde Prime” the voice of King Ophedius replied for Grayskull.
Ophedius took his seat amongst the council, “The question is not ‘was it Horde Prime’ but ‘how do we stop him’” the King of Serpia told the council.
“But how, We hardly know what this Horde Prime is, leave alone to defeat him.” another council member informed Ophedius.
“Simple, not even Horde Prime can withstand against the might of Eternia” Grayskull chimed in, paying the Ophedius back for saving his skin from integration at the start of the meeting.
“Well from all I could gather Horde Prime is waiting for something, he hasn’t made a sound since he was in the sky today.” Eldor told the group of wizards and warriors.
“Then we will wait, great Eldor, I will not to bring open war to Eternia so hastily” Grayskull told everyone present.
Eldor nodded in agreement “Yes I agree, we will not risk war, but we must watch Horde Prime’s every move and try figure out to what he is up to” Eldor informed the council.
“Agreed, we watch Horde Prime and see if we can’t uncover his plan” Grayskull repeated as his adjourned the meeting.
For three years, Horde Prime remained silent; he was gathering his forces from across the cosmos to Eternia. Thousands of troops poured onto Eternia carrying the Horde standards with them.
When he was sure that his forces were greater than the Eternian he contacted Gerzon on the planet’s surface.
“Gerzon” he called out to his servant.
“Yes Master” the Horde commander replied to the demon’s call.
“Now is the time, I will meet you at Well of Darkness” the demon told him.
“Yes my master my forces will be ready” He informed Horde Prime as the message ended.
Gerzan turned to his team Generals, they were unsavory lot, they were demons of ever shape and sort it was if the infernal regions had opened up and spewed forth its citizens on Eternia, and they formed his crack team of warriors.
“Klorg!” Gerzan summoned the man-beast to him.
“Yes, Lord Gerzan” Klorg barked ready to receive orders from his master.
“Horde Prime is ready we are to meet tonight at the Well of Darkness” Gerzan told Klorg.
“Yes, Supreme One we will be ready” Klorg replied as he saluted Gerzan and went to tell the troops.
Later that night King Ophedius lay in bed, when something woke him up. He raced to the window only to see the largest Horde army ever.