Third ending you wont anticipate.
*whistles* Nice work, guys! So, what's gonna be the end: The Snakemen assault at Castle Grayskull or when King Hiss swallows his own head, or some third ending we won't anticipate?
This just keeps getting better and better!
This is really cool. But, I kind of wish you started after you started using photoshop. Cuz that was an awesome pic of Skeletor you did!
Thanks Skelepimp.Well at the moment Ive got almost all pics ready & I've just started learning Pshop.so ill continue wih the normal Style for this fic.I still hope you enjoy the story tho.
I've been struggling to learn Photoshop (unsuccessfully) for weeks, I'm glad you're doing better than I am.Originally Posted by 2-bad
Well we can call this project the farewell to your old style, maybe? Now I can be the *last* one around here who doesn't know how to use Photoshop. Yay me.
How's Chapter 3 part 2 coming along?
Once again really sorry for the delay.
Part II :Zalesia under Siege
What Serpos didn't know was that a Veridian messenger had overheard his plans and was on his way to warn the Ruler of Zalesia. When he got there, the Ruler ordered his men to prepare for war and to contact King Grayskull to aid his troops
Meanwhile Serpos' army marched towards Zalesia. Serpos was surprised that The Zalesian army was ready for them. “Well! Well!! So they have prepared themselves. Bringing down Zalesia will be more exciting then I expected”, he told Serpon, giving a vile smirk.
"Orphedius, stop this madness at once!" the Ruler shouted, hoping the former Serpian king would listen to reason and stop this attack.
"Orphedius exists no more, now there is only Serpos!" Serpos hissed as he ordered his men into battle.
The Ruler of Zalesia raised his hand & revealed a ram like stone & chanted the spell to invoke its power. A green glow spread across the landscape & took the form of a giant Ram.
“Behold the power of the Ram stone, snake god.” The Ruler shouted & ordered the Great creature to attack. Within a few moments the creature destroyed almost a quarter of the Serpentis Imperium .
At first the wizards had the upper hand, and were repelling the Serpentis Imperium, but Serpos was getting annoyed and decided to take matter into his own hands. His eyes began to glow as he took his snake form & entered into a trance. Silence spread across the land for a moment & then the ground trembled & suddenly Orphedius’ body gave rise to the huge three headed snake made of energy like the Ram stone beast once again.
Even the Serpentis Imperium was awestruck by the towering Snake entity which was bigger than the Fortress of Zalesia. The Serpent then charged towards the Ram & in a single clash defeated it.
"By Eternia !!!" the Ruler exclaimed as the Serpentis Imperium got the upper hand, devastation was happening all over, and no matter how much the wizards tried they were no match for the power of Serpos.
Serpos then turned his sight towards the Fortress of Zalesia & ordered the giant god beast to destroy it. The three headed Snake Headed towards the Fortress at full speed deflecting all magic that came in its way. It destroyed a major part of the fortress & then raised its heads towards the ruler on the terrace of the Fortress. As he was about to charge at the ruler he received a Massive blow from Grayskull. The sudden blow to the God beast disturbed Serpos’ trance & as he opened his eyes the god beast started to vanish.
"Orphedius stop this madness at once, your not yourself" Grayskull warned his friend as he drew forth his sword. Grayskull was not sure what his old friend would do.
"Orphedius is dead, I am Serpos!" the former king hissed as he drew his sword and so the two former friends were engaged in mortal combat.
Orphedius, fight it Serpos is controlling your mind!" Grayskull said hoping to reason with Orphedius.
"I am Serpos and soon all of Eternia will be mine" Serpos said as he attacked
"Never demon" Grayskull said as threw Serpos to the ground, "Eternia will never fall to you and your armies will fall.
"Really?" Serpos said as he pointed to the sky.
To Grayskull's horror, he saw an large group of Serpenitaurs swoop overhead devastating his troops, & commanding these creatures was the Lizard like Fangman, Serpos had given this task because Squamatans are some of the only creatures that can control a Serpenitaur.
One of the Serpenitaurs pushed Grayskull away while & waited while Serpos sat on its back. Serpos then ordered his legions to continue the attack.
“You must leave Zalesia. There is nothing we can do to save it” exclaimed Eldor forcing the Ruler to evacuate his land but the stern warrior wasn’t ready to move. “Be patient Eldor. I have already requested help from one of my other allies, the beasts that once protected this land in the time of my forefathers. Their leader promised me help whenever I needed.”
“You surely do not mean….” Eldor asked in surprise, as if he know what the Ruler was talking about.
“Yes I do.” Closing his eyes he tried to contact his mysterious ally through telepathy . “Granamyr, wisest of all dragons, Zalesia is in grave danger. I need your help old friend.” He then looked towards the East waiting in anticipation & in a few moments the sky was filled with an army of Dragons.
The dragons entered into a fierce battle with the Serpenitaurs out numbering them. Looking at the situation Serpon decided to take matters into his own & hands & without consulting his Father & Master, ordered the troops to retreat.
The snake army began to leave the land which infuriated Serpos. But realizing that he was now outnumbered he decided to leave warning Serpon. “This disobedience will not be tolerated.” He looked at his son in anguish as they left.
That night Zalesia mourned for those who lost their lives in battle, but at the same time were happy of their first victory over the Serpentis Imperium. But Grayskull knew that Serpos would attack once more & this time he decided that the only way to end the tyranny of Serpos was to finish him even though it meant killing one of his best friends.That night , Grayskull got a vague dream in which he saw a towering mountain & heard a strange voice. “It is time for you to know Greyskull.come to us”
Grayskull woke up only to realize that it was a dream. But wether the dream meant anything? …. He did not know.
At the fortress of Serpia Serpos was enraged at his son & punished him because of the war he lost. “You fool. Didn’t you even think of consulting with me. I run things here. I give the orders, your purpose is only to obey.” With that he left out of the room. After he left Serpon muttering in anger to himself , “I did what was best & I will continue to do so Father.”
Over the next years, the War raged on,as Serpos constantly used the powers of the god beast to ravage all the lands he conquered.Kingdom after kingdom fell to Serpos, but the kingdoms were being destroyed as result of this, some began to think Serpos had gone mad, but his son Serpon still had hoped that Eternia could be conquered with minimal damage. He & his generals thought that the Destruction could be minimized while still conquering the lands.
To be continued….
Great Story and drawings as well, but you should have drawn Granamyr.
Granamyr is one of my favorites.
Keep up the excellent work here.
"It's better to burn out...
...than to fade away"
Kurgan in "Highlander" the movie
Good story. Not the way I envisioned the history of the Snakemen, but I'm interested. It just needs one thing at this point: either more illustrations or better descriptions. There are points were I have trouble seeing what a character looks like or envisioning a scene. Show it, either using words or images, don't tell it. You should have included a Granamyr drawing in the last part.
But other than that, I like it. Keep up the good work.
"Anger a dragon too near its lair, and you'll loose rather a lot of country side."
-Evander, Kathrine Kerr's The Fire Dragon
Azrosah, I wouldve loved to draw Granamyr, but i did'n get the time when i wrote the fic.But Granymyr doesnt appear in the Battle himself, he sends the dragons to help The Lord of Zalesia.
Really sorry for the delay guys.I hope you like this chapter.I hope you guys havent lost interest in it.I may put up more pics for it in the upcoming days, but for now, here's chapter 4 for you to enjoy.
Part I : Venom & Valor
Two months passed after the Siege on Zalesia but the kingdom was still in ruin after the attack.
"It will at least take my people a year to restore Zalesia to it's past glory. Orphedius will rue the day he crossed paths with me." ,the Lord of Zalesia bursted out with anger.
"Your anger is justified, but rebuilding your city now would be a fatal mistake. If Orphedius would not have called off the attack, Zalesia would have been doomed. Right now we need the people of Zalesia to fight the Serpentis Imperium & they can take shelter in Eternos." ,replied Eldor.
"Orphedius is no more" replied king Grayskull in a low & sorrowful tone gazing from the balcony of what was left of Zalesia.
"What do you mean my King?" Eldor asked in surprise.
King Greyskull replied, "I fought the creature. He kept saying Orphedius was no more & that he had completely taken control. If we would've helped Orphedius in his time of need none of this would've happened. But the Zalesian people are welcomed to Eternos anytime."
Meanwhile in the Serpian palace, the Generals of the Serpentis Imperium sat in a row to discuss the next strategy of attack. As Serpos entered the room the generals stoop up. He sat in the center next to Serpon& began to unveil his plan.
"Everything is going as planned. Eternia is devastated after our constant attacks. The people flee in fear. Now that majority of the capitals are ruined there remains only one place where the Eternian's can try to seek shelter…Eternos!! Once we destroy that land & Castle Greyskull I will transform each & every Eternian with power of the Serpent's ring." Serpos announced.
Serpon opposed "I beg to differ Father, our troops are already low in food & mineral resources. Our other territories are low in resources as well . You seem to destroy every Kingdom before you conquer it & at this rate you will have nothing to rule but a barren wasteland."
Hearing this, Serpos' eyes began to glow red with anger & frustration. He raised his staff & hit Serpon sending him crashing against the wall.
" You dare to question my authority. I give the orders around here . You have brought this annoying topic up far too many times. One more time & I'll have to forget I had a son. If anyone comes between me & my plans he shall be dealt with in the most gruesome manner." Serpos growled & hit Serpon with a stunning jolt.
He then turned at the other generals who were awestruck by his action. Giving an evil smirk he asked, "So anyone else wishes to oppose me?"
As silenced spreads across the room he announced. " Good, then we shall attack when all three of the Eternian moons align. Fangman prepare your Serpenitaurs for battle. Greyskull & all of Eternia shall fall before the power of Serpos."
Meanwhile in Eternos, Greyskull got the dream again. This time the picture of the mountain seemed clear & vivid & he heard the voice one more. "Greyskull….Eternia is in grave danger. It is time for you to know. Come to us & all shall be revealed."
Greyskull realized that it was more than a mere dream & summoned Eldor the next day.
"…And it was as if the voice new what was about to happen & it said something about me & my destiny.", replied Greyskull.
" I am not sure what it means my King, but we must find out. Tell me, do you remember the exact shape of the mountain." asked Eldor.
"Yes! of course I do." replied Greyskull.
"Then we must not waste anytime. The ancient books may unveil the location of this mountain." Eldor stated as if he was in great haste.
After a full day of searching the texts & manuscripts, they finally found what they were searching for.
"There! There it is! That's the mountain I saw in my dream" Greyskull exclaimed with great excitement.
"That my King is Mount Sealight, once said to be the very place where the Ancients' magic was strongest. If they have summoned you, you must leave immediately. But be extremely aware while crossing the vine jungle. It is located in the center of the Crystal mountains. I shall ride with you"
"Do not worry old friend I have Battle Lion with me. I'm sure he'll be able to overcome any of the obstacles. And right now the people of Eternia need help more than I do. Serpos could attack at any point." Greyskull stated as he moved towards the library exit.
"Very well . If Serpos attacks we shall be ready for him. Good Journey my King." Veena & Eldor exclaimed with confidence.
"Good Journey!" replied Greyskull as he sat upon the giant Battle lion & headed towards the Vine jungle in the East, hoping that he'd find some answers to end this devastating war.
In Serpia, Serpon walked across a corridor in the palace constantly remembering how his father insulted him in front of all the Generals. He constantly grumbled, " Father? He calls himself my father!! At times I wish he weren't."
"And he isn't" a hissing voice spoke from behind.
Serpon was shocked for a moment & as he turned, he saw Fangman standing in a corner.
"What did you say?" Serpon bursted in anger & headed to attack Fangman with his claws but missed.
Fangman replied "You heard me right your highness. Serpos is not your father."
"This better be a joke Fangman. What are you up to? " Serpon continued as he was both, confused & furious.
" I know you are confused, but what I am telling you is no joke . Your father was King Orphedius the true king of Serpia. It was Serpos who tricked him & destroyed him from within." Fangman began to explain.
Serpon calmed down a bit, "You mean I am the next heir to my father's throne…"
"No…nor will you ever be as long as Serpos rules the Serpentis Imperium & Serpia." replied Fangman.
"I will find out for myself but if I find out that this is a lie, you better start counting your claws before I rip you to pieces General." Serpon warned Fangman, still looking confused.
"That will not be necessary, your highness." replied Fangman.
Serpon started moving towards the end of the corridor & turned "One thing bothers me. Why did you tell me this?"
" Revenge. Serpos killed my people because they were not willing to join the Imperium. I only acted as if I was under his spell to reach you. Me & my people have a strong resistance towards hypnosis." Answered Fangman.
With the conversation coming to an end Serpos left the corridor.
That night Serpon, didn't get any sleep. He strolled back & forth in his chamber thinking whether Fangman was lying or not. The night passed & on the next day he started to supervise how the preparations for the attack were coming along. After examining the weapons, he decided to visit the prison. While walking down the steps he accidentally tripped over a pile of bones & went crashing into a wall. As he got up he found out that the wall was hollow & was covering a barricaded door. He broke the barricades & entered the room.
The room was filled with ruined armor & potions. He decided to take a closer look & on lighting a candle he found out pictures & writings on the walls. It was the room Orphedius used to secretly lay when he tried to fight Serpos' will & to create the Serpent's ring. The pictures described his story & how he was corrupted by the demon.
Serpon began to read the text which said :
"He came to me to offer life when hope seemed lost in exchange of a child he needed for his cause. I accepted his deal & I was cured, but only temporarily. He haunts me in my dreams saying that there was a change in plans. I fight his will but he seems too strong. Day-after day I feel as if I am being held, a prisoner in a cell which will remain locked for eternity. Each day I rue that I crossed paths with this demon. I should have died instead. But now my only concern is my son. I hope the demon spares him , as only he can finish the nightmare I begun."
Reading this, emotions ran wild in Serpon. He didn't know what to think. He was angry as well as sad for his father's death. " Fangman was right, Serpos' madness needs to stop."
He heads to the palace & tells Fangman to assemble every General against Serpos' policy of meaningless destruction.
In the Vine Jungle , King Greyskull reached a tunnel whose entrance was small & it was impossible for Battle lion to enter it. Greyskull entered alone & found out that the tunnel was huge from the inside & then suddenly he heard a buzzing sound from a distance spotted a swarm of Arthros moving right towards him. Greyskull knew that these small insect-like creatures could bite their way through stone & skin alike. He had a few seconds to think of what to do & then it struck him that Arthros couldn't see in the dark. So he immediately took off his rope, covered himself & laid low till the swarm passed.
He then exited the tunnel he reached the Crystal mountains & Mount Sealight stood before him. As he reached closer to the mountain he saw the flashing light in a tunnel several feet above. He reached the tunnel, but the glow seemed to have disappeared. He entered but there was darkness all around him. He heard a monstrous voice & at once tried to reach out for the sword from but found that it was missing. Suddenly he was struck down with a powerful punch & as he opened his eyes a huge creature stood in front of him.
The creature headed straight for him, slashing as it moved. Greyskull tried to reason with the being but it continued to slash away managed to hit Greyskull in the arm. Realizing that the only way to know why he was called to Sealight was to defeat the monster, he decided to fight back.
Noticing that the creature had claws so long that it wouldn't be able to catch him, he headed straight for it & dodging its claws, hit it right in the chest, sending the creature crashing into a wall. He asked the fallen creature to surrender, but it suddenly woke up & slashed at his chest. Greyskull was badly injured but he still decided to fight. As the monster headed towards him one ,more Greyskull jumped high & landed on its back & started pounding on its neck until the creature fell to the ground.
Suddenly, a bright light illuminated the cave & a feminine voice called out to Greyskull, "You have passed the trial. Rise, King Greyskull."
As he turned, he saw that the monster had disappeared & his sword was lying on the floor. Greyskull replied confused, "Passed? Passed what? Reveal yourself"
From out of nowhere, seven entities surrounded by a blinding white light, appeared before him.
A male voice began, "You passed all the tasks put in front of you & in performing them you showed great valor, King Greyskull. You are indeed the 'Chosen one' as the Great Prophecy stated."
" I don't understand, 'Chosen one'…. prophecy? Who are you?" King Greyskull asked as he was even more confused by what the being had to say.
"We, King Greyskull, are the spirits of the ancients. We have kept the balance of power throughout the land for all these centuries & now you must do the same." replied the being.
"But I'm a mere mortal. I don't have any great powers." replied Greyskull.
" Ahhh…But you do. Otherwise you wouldn't have reached so far. You conquered the perils of the Vine Jungle to reach Sealant. You showed great determination in climbing its peaks & you were brave & strong enough to defeat the monster without a weapon for one reason…To find out a way to save Eternia from a rising Evil. Are these not the qualities of a noble Hero." The male voice answered in a very mild & gentle tone.
"We were waiting for your arrival King Greyskull. As the great Prophecy states that you would be the 'Chosen one'. To save Eternia & protect its populous from a growing Evil" the female voice continued.
"I would do anything to protect Eternia & my people but Serpos' army grows every moment & Eternia is in turmoil. It seems nearly impossible to hope for a favorable outcome." replied King Greyskull.
"But Hope still exists. Otherwise you never would have come here." Answered one of the beings who looked like a Quadian. "Our time on Eternia is done & it is up to you, King Greyskull of Eternos, to carry this message of Hope."
The ancient in the center continued, "Our power will live in you until the day Eternia is free from Evil. You will have powers that far surpass any mortal being & you must use them to fight Evil until that day. When that day comes you will be free of this duty & our power will transfer to another when the time arrives once more. As long as you have Hope you will not suffer defeat, King Greyskull."
Greyskull bowed before the seven wise being "It is an honor Great ones. And I pledge that I will not let Eternia fall before the Serpentis Imperium, nor any other Evil. Hope will triumph over despair."
"You have made a wise decision, King Greyskull. We now declare you King Greyskull, the Guardian & Protector of Eternia." Stating this the ancients emitted a bright light that entered King Greyskull's body & healed every wound caused by the battle with the creature.
The glow subsided and King Greyskull was ready to go back to Eternos.
Meanwhile in Serpia Fangman gathered every general who was against Serpos' decision.
"Serpos' madness has gone on long enough & the time to end it is at hand." Serpon stated, as a cruel smirk passed through his face.
Just another great chapter. Keep up the good work. I still want to see more.
The two of you never cease to be amazing!!
I love the thrills this story gives off! :D
Well, I was going to wait until this story is completed before I posted my feedback but I can't resist giving you guys the props you deserve. This story is fun and the art is great!
* 2-bad... you're pushing yourself to new heights as I see the Photoshopping work is coming along great. Kudos mate. Keep up the awesome work!
"A computer once beat me at chess, but it was no match for me at kick boxing."
Thanks for the comment Ric.I'm glad you like the story & the art.
Tytus, lots more to come still & if you liked this part, the next one is better. Ill post the next part in the coming 5-7 days.Glad you like it.
Sounds good. Can´t wait to read it.Originally Posted by 2-bad
Part II : Fall of the Tyrant
After Greyskull, was re-energized & completely healed, he opened his eyes only to realize that the ancient beings were no longer before him. As he sword began to glow, he at once realized that the ancient’s power laid within him now. Knowing that he had to take care of this responsibility, he headed back to Eternos.
One the other side, in the Palace of Serpia, spears & swords rose as Serpos completed his motivational speech. He ended announcing, “Your meager lives mean nothing compared to the Great victory you shall achieve for your God. Your only purpose is to destroy everything that stands within your path, or loose your lives in the process. Now bring victory to Serpia.”
Serpon & Fangman stood behind him. He turned towards Fangman & commanded, “Prepare the beasts while I lead the army to Eternos.”
“They are already ready, great one.” Replied Fangman as he bowed.
“Excellent!” The Snake God replied as he shifted his sights towards Serpon “ I will not tolerate any mistakes this time. Now go & do your father proud.” He then left Serpon & Fangman & headed to lead his army.
“I will make my father proud.” murmured Serpon. “Is everything ready, Fangman?”
“Indeed it is. Everything will go as planned.” hissed Fangman.
At Greyskull, Eldor sensed that the time of war was close at hand. “ It’s been four days since Greyskull left. I hope his quest was Successful.” He then called one of his Generals into the hall room.
“Commander Freus , prepare the men. The Serpentis Imperium has begun its march. They should be here by the third sunrise.” Commanded Eldor.
“Right away, Your Lordship.” answered the general as he marched back to prepare the men.
As the General left, The Lord of Zalesia entered the room. “ So the day finally arrives.” He asked Eldor sarcastically.
“ Hope is not lost yet. Our men are prepared to face whatever comes their way. And when Greyskull is here, we will gain victory.” answered Eldor.
“How can you say that. Serpos has amassed a great amount of soldiers. An army we wouldn’t even dream of building. Look!”
The ruler raised his staff, showing an image of the army approaching Greyskull.
“We will protect this land under all circumstances until the King arrives. I hope your sorcerers are ready with the barrier.” replied Eldor.
“They are ready.” answered the mystic Ruler.
Many hours later Commander Freus ordered the citizens to take refuge in the Castle & positioned his men, ready to attack when the time was right. He gazed at the horizon only to find a large portion of it covered by Serpos’ army.
“This is it men. Fight with Pride & glory for Eternos & King Greyskull.” He shouted.
In a few moments the army, encircled Castle Greyskull as silence spread across the land. The wizards of Zalesia activated a barrier around the Castle as Eldor & the Ruler reached the balcony. The army appeared much bigger than it looked in the vision. “Greyskull, we need you.” He whispered to himself. The soldiers knew they were outnumbered, but decided to hold their ground.
Suddenly deafening shrieks came from with Serpo’s army as his soldiers cleared the path.
“Behold the Lizarius!!” shouted Serpos.
The Lizarius were a ruthless band of Reptilian mercenaries who lived in the dark corners of the sands of time, experts in the arts of warfare. These creatures were known for breeding Reptides, the most viscious carnivours to walk the land.
The Reptides ran across the group of Eternian guards, slashing everything that stood in their path but the Eternians began to fight back on Freus’ command. They knew that if Greyskull would fall, there wouldn’t be any hope left for them or their loved ones.
The onslaught raged on for hours, until the Serpos ordered the remaining Lizarius to return & then ordered the Imperium to move in for the kill as he thought Greyskull’s forces were now weakened. But as the army headed towards Greyskull, the Sorcerers of Zalesia stepped forward to battle them along with the Eternians whose lands Serpos destroyed. Freus had gathered them & convinced them to fight for what was left.
“Excellent work Commander.” Commented Eldor & as he turned towards the Lord of Zalesia he smiled saying “ Hope still lives.”
“No!!! I thought all the remnants of the kingdoms we destroyed were taken care of.” screamed Serpos, as he looked towards his Generals, who were baffled as well. The tide of the battle was slowly shifting towards the favor of the Eternians.
“I will not let Eternia slip away from me this time. Eternos will not stop me.”
Serpos’ eyes once again glowed with anger & dark clouds covered the landscape.
Eldor was in shock as the giant three-headed snake once again emerged from the depths of the Earth. “Not again!!”
The lord of Zalesia commanded his wizards to circle the top of the Castle to increase the strength of the barrier as the God beast approached towards the Castle.The wizards secured their positions & directed all their magic towards the barrier.
The Serpent banged itself against the barrier & repelled, & continued to bang its three heads against it. The Lord of Zalesia fired rapid shots from his Havoc staff towards the beast to no avail. After banging itself towards the barrier, the beast created a minor crack & moved a away from the castle.
“Has it finally weakened?” replied Freus.
Serpon was surprised & thought that the Serpent gave up as well, but suddenly Serpos’ eyes glowed red & so did the beast’s. The three-headed snake aimed towards the gap, took a deep breath & suddenly threw out lava from its mouth which breached the barrier & burned three of the wizards. With a second throw he completely annihilated the barrier. Castle Greyskull was now exposed.
The snake moved towards Greyskull & wrapped itself round the Castle’s walls & began to crush it.
“Yes!! Greyskull has fallen!! I have finally conquered all of Eternia.” Hissed Serpos in excitement.
Veena, Eldor & the Zalesian Ruler, all concentrated their powers towards the face of the creature, but failed to cause it any harm. The creature then pulled it three heads behind ready to charge the Castle one more time. There was nothing anyone of them could do about it as they just stood still awaiting the impending doom.
“See how hope crumbles.” Spoke Serpos as he commanded the Beast to charge.
The Creature reared it head in full speed to barge the Castle. The moment it reached close enough a bright glow from the Castle blinded the army & a huge crack was heard. As the glow cleared Serpos looked in anticipation to see Castle Greyskull destroyed, but to his dismay saw King Greyskull, trying to push the Serpent away with his bear hands, his body covered with a godly light. Greyskull managed to overpower the beast & pushed it away.
Serpos & his minions could do nothing but gaze in shock at this sight.
“A mortal to challenge the will of the Snake god!! This is not possible.” Shouted Serpon.
Greyskull then raised his sword, as the glow passed from him into his sword & he jumped towards the Creature hitting one of its heads with all his might. In pain the creature unwrapped itself from the Castle’s walls, & fell to the ground in pain. As he used all his power to control the God beast Serpos was weakened as well.
Fangman signaled Serpon, “Now is the time, my prince.”
Serpon headed towards the weakened Serpos, “Yess!! Time to claim what is rightfully mine. Time to take my father’s revenge.” He hissed.
Serpos thought Serpon was going to enter the battle & he replied, “Yes go destroy the Eternians & do your father proud , Serpon.”
But Serpon moved closer towards Serpos ,wielded his spear & without thinking twice, pierced it into The Snake god’s heart. A massive shriek of pain was heard across the battlefield & the Snake god fell to the ground with blood gushing from his body.
He looked towards Serpon & hissed in pain “Traitor.”
Serpon replied. “You were the traitor Serpos. You took my father’s soul & claimed your right over my Kingdom. It is time these warriors got a more capable Ruler, unlike you.”
Serpos gave a smile “You made a foolish choice young Prince. I am a God. My spirit will live on till the end of time. And without my guidance, you will never manage to control the God Beast. I only needed your father’s petty soul & body to gain existence into the living world & control the will of this creature giving it a direction, but because of you this creature will destroy anything that comes in its way...Good & Evil alike.”
He pointed towards the beast. It now stood up once more & started destroying both Eternians & Snakemen alike.
Showing that Serpon gave one last breath “You have doomed your own people, Young Prince.” His body was covered in a glow which took the shape of an orb & entered the Beast’s body healing its wounded head.
But Serpon anticipated this. He picked up the Snake god’s staff & held it high above in the air & shouted, “I expected this treachery demon & I was prepared.” He removed the medallion from the top end of Serpos’ staff & raised it in the air. The snake once again began to vanish, this time as if it was being sucked into the medallion & after a brief period completely disappeared.
The Serpentis Imperium, were confused & were forced to retreat as there was no one to command them for the time being.
Serpon headed towards Serpos’ fallen body, which transformed into King Orphedius at first & gradually turned to dust. Fangman stood behind him & consoled saying “You made the right choice Your Highness. But we must not forget that your father’s enemies still lie within the Castle.”
Serpon replied, “I have had enough for today Fangman. Call of the Soldiers!! I will settle the score with Greyskull another time. But one thing is for sure, I will have my revenge against my father’s abandoners soon.” The troops left Eternos heading back to Serpia.
Greyskull & his allies were shocked at what they but at the same time relieved, that the castle didn’t fall into the hands of the Snake men.He declared the death of Serpos later during a victory feast, but he knew that this was not the last time the saw the Serpentis Imperium.
Meanwhile in Serpia, Serpon was declared the new Ruler of the Serpentis Imperium.
To be continued…..
CAN'T WAIT FOR THE RESSSSSST
Yeah this is so cool.
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Ok guys, the fic is back up. Sorry things got delayed because of Exams & some other stuff. So heres chapter 5. Hope you'lll enjoy the read.
Two years passed, & Eternia was restored to its past glory.There were no threats from the Serpentis Imperium after Serpon became king of Serpia. Life was back to normal. King Greyskull over looked the scenic beauty as the crystal of Persenus was brought to Eternos. It was sent as a gift from the forest Gaurdians, to ensure Eternos of a bountiful Harvest. The Crystal was placed high above a tower for its effect to take place, & in minutes greenery spread across the land.
The leader of the Forest Guardians, Lord Glade, came forward to greet Greyskull after the crystal was mounted along with two of the other forest Elders Barkus & Flora. Greyskull stepped outside the castle & greeted him. “Welcome to Eternos, your lordship. What was the need for this gift.” Greyskull enquired.
Lord Glade replied “You King Greyskull have protected our land against Evil. Our race would have ended if Evilseed would have succeeded in gaining the crystal. You defeated him & we felt best to hand over the Crystal to Eternos for safe keeping.”
“I respect your decision Lord Glade. The crystal will remain safe as long as I rule Eternia.” answered Greyskull, with a very confident look.
“We know. We also come to forge an alliance between your people & ours. Feel free to call upon us when need be King Greyskull.” Glade spoke giving a grin.
“Well, This calls for a celebration.” Replied King Greyskull.
After a log feast the guardians engaged an alliance with Eternos & returned to their home. It was indeed a joyous day for Eternos.
On the other hand, things were shaping up well in Serpia as well. Serpon had gained the respect he desired from all his subjects. The Serpentis Imperium had once again recovered from the battle under Serpon’s Leadership.
Serpon stood atop the highest tower as he proudly looked over his kingdom. Fangman entered the room & began to flatter the king. “Wasn’t I right when I told you that you were the rightful heir to the throne & a true King. Serpia is in its prime thanks to your unquestionable Leadership.”
Serpon turned, “ Make sure you knock before you slither into my chamber Fangman. State your purpose.”
“My apologies you Highness.” Fangman replied as his smile turned into a grunt. “It will not happen again.”
“Good. Now why are you here?” Serpon questioned.
“My King!! Its been two years since Serpia has flourished under your rule. The soldiers are in their prime, ready to obey your every command. It would be best if you continued to avenge your Father’s demise now that all is in place.” reminded Fangman.
“I killed Serpos. He was the one responsible for my father’s death.” Serpos growled at Fangman. “My revenge is complete.”
“I beg to differ, your highness. But you still have a long way to go in avenging King Orphideus’ death. You are unaware of the whole truth.”
“What do you mean? Serpos was the only one responsible for killing my father.” questioned Serpon.
“A slaughter that could have been avoided by his so called allies. I know you will be surprised to hear this but it is time you knew. King Orphedius was an ally of Greyskull. He helped protect Eternia on a number of occasions & when he needed help, the council of Eternia turned their backs on him. So you see, if Greyskull would have helped him out he would never have turned to Serpos for help.” Fangman explained.
Serpon’s eyes filled with anger & hatred & he punched Fangman in the face “Why wasn’t I informed of this before Fangman. I could have easily annihilated Castle Greyskull after killing Serpos.”
“The Serpentis Imperium was not in a position to fight Greyskull then. We would have only lost our soldiers if that battle continued. But now you know & I’m sure you’ll make your decision wisely.” Fangman stood up & left the room.
Serpon once again turned to the window. “I have already made my decision. Greyskull & the council will perish by my hands. And it will be very soon!!”
“Food supplies are in plenty your Majesty.” Replied one of the merchants to Greyskull as they walked across the field.
“Yes! Thanks to the crystal of Persenus the Forest Guardians gifted us with.” He answered the Merchant & then turned to another officer. “How are trades going with the other regions Captain.”
“Very well My King. The Kingdoms of Veridas & Spalea have fully recovered from the attacks.” The officer reported.
Suddenly Greyskull received a telepathic message from Queen Veena & he rushed towards the Castle. Inside the main hall, the members of the Eternian Council stood before the throne. Veena explained a vision she saw while meditating.
“ I sense the threat of the Serpentis Imperium has not ended. My vision was vague but I saw Serpon leading a newly formed army towards the Castle…I am not sure of his intensions but the war will be devastating.” explained Veena.
“If what you say is true we must prepare Castle Greyskull for another battle.” began Eldor.
“No!! Castle Greyskull has undergone enough damage in the past few years. My forefathers built it with great pride & I intend to preserve it. We will find another way to fight this battle. I’ll need some time to think over this.” answered Greyskull.
“As you wish My lord.” Eldor replied.
The Generals of Serpia gathered in the Hall of the Castle waiting to hear out Serpon’s strategy of war. The all took their seats once Serpon entered.
“Soon we attack Eternia, once more. Long has it been since our warriors have tasted the Blood of Battle. Are the soldiers ready?” he asked Fangman.
“Yes My King. They await your command.” replied Fangman.
“Good. But I have a plan. We will not attack Eternos directly. We attack Zalesia.” Began Serpos.
“Zalesia? But that’s not even close to Eternos. How will conquering Zalesia help fulfill our purpose.” questioned one of the generals.
“Ah but it will. Those wizards form the defense of protecting that infernal Castle Greyskull with their barrier. If we attack Zalesia we can rid ourselves of their interference by destroying them.”
“But Your Majesty, the word will soon reach Greyskull, they shall prepare for battle immediately.” answered another General.
“No. I & Fangman along with my best soldiers shall go to Zalesia. The rest of my army shall be positioned close to Greyskull. I’m leaving that in your charge Rattlor. Once we are victorious against Zalesia, I shall give out a signal.”
“You can rely on me my king.” the largest of the generals stood up & bowed.
One of the generals opposed the decision “Rattlor, he doesn’t even have enough experience of warfare leave alone being a leading an army.”
Rattlor’s angry eyes quickly turned towards the general as he hit him hard with his tail. His tail then folded across the neck of the injured Snake man & within seconds he choked. Silence spread across the room.