Chapter II: To Deal with the Demon
Part II : Abandoned
When Orphedius woke up he found himself in Castle Grayskull, “What on Eternia happened” he asked himself as he came to.
“You were poisoned by Serpos’ magic, my husband and Eldor brought you here” a voice told him, it was the voice of Queen Veena, Grayskull’s wife.
“How bad was I poisoned?” he asked, worried about his own mortality.
“Pretty bad, I’m not sure what it will do to you.” She told him.
“What do you mean” he asked her, worried by her words.
“The magic of Serpos is powerful it does different things to different people and only time will tell how it affects you” She said looking worriedly at the wounded king unsure of his fate.
While Veena was helping Orphedius, Grayskull had summoned the council again to see if there were some way he could save the king’s life.
“There has to be something we can do” He asked turning to Eldor who was standing beside him.
“I’m afraid that there is nothing we can do, Grayskull. The councils right, Orphedius broke one of our sacred ordinances: Not to tamper with the power of the gods, for their power is too much for us mortals to harness” Eldor replied sounding like teacher in school repeating his lessons. “…. And we don’t want any other mishaps to occur while draining the magic off from Orphedius”, sighed Eldor.
“Orphedius had a choice to make. He made a wrong one & should be accounted for his foolishness.” said a Spalean leader. “ We are already ravaged from battle & we can’t afford another Evil to plague this planet…. at least not now.” replied a Caligar. “We will not help.”
“Yes I know, but Orphedius is my friend, I’ve known him since we were both young, there must something you can do for him” Grayskull barked at the council.
The other members shook their heads; they couldn’t do anything for the king of Serpia.
Grayskull got up and fumed out the meeting room.
“Grayskull, wait!” Eldor said as tried to catch his friend but he was too late Grayskull had left the room and shut the door.