Krystal Adventures: Warrior of Light
Episode 4: Frostlands Terror! Helping the goddess of Ice
Takahiro finally reached the Frostlands softly as the sun was setting, it was too late for them to go further so they might have to rest up for the night. Just then a man approached them quietly, he knew they were new here so he helped them out as much as he can.
|Welcome young man I see that you are new around here, I bet your doing some work around the lands and doing some fighting. Well let me give you these berries of health friend, these berries are great when you are feeling a bit weak. Eat one and it will restore your health and give you more energy, you want to buy these at the market all around the Fae world they are crucial for keeping yourself alive for fights. Oh they also grow on bushes through out the Fae world that we live in, so if you do see a plan with berries of health pick them they'll save you a good bit at the market. Funny I recall a young man also going on a journey like your doing right now, times have changed and I haven't seen him in a long while. He probably is ruling the palace as we speak now, its nice to see the youth take after him after all these years. It is sunset so you might want to rest for the night, your be able to find the goddess of ice palace in the morning. Its located in the Frost Forest you'll be able to see it the cold winds, well I'm off to bed good night young one and good luck on your quest.| Takahiro thanked the man as he when to a soft place to sleep.
Takahiro was resting in a nice little inn that this village had, Ryuu was sleeping in the stables safe and sound. As he was getting ready to sleep a light blue shine came from his blanket, it was the necklace his mother gave him before he went on his journey. As the light shimmered he heard a soft voice speaking to him, this was indeed her checking on him and giving him advice.
|My son this necklace will give you protection from dark spirits, this will come in handy when you fight the dark emperor. He'll try to harm you with his aura that can damage not only you but your soul, this necklace was made by the genies in the dawn star. Although this necklace protects you need more strength, the goddesses will help you with this task as they give you items they made. Each item is made with their power it will give you a slight advantage in battle, the first three goddesses will give you items that help you out well. Yet the last three will give you items that can help slay the emperor, but be careful darkness will never try to rest for one second. You must keep your eyes open for anything. When your father was fighting Thanatos long ago he was always aware of things, so my son try to be a bit cautious about the surrounding. Enemies like to do sneak attack so be quick once they come to you, that way you will be able to counter their attacks. Well it is getting late so get a good nights sleep Takahiro, I will talk to you again once you come back home.| The light slowly dimed as his mother vanished.
Morning came like a small wind blowing across the lands, Takahiro was already up at the time with Ryuu. They were now heading to the palace of the ice goddess Fuyumi, she lived in the Frost Forest not far from their location. Once they got there Takahiro got of Ryuu to head inside, walking in he saw a icy world when he entered her domain. Then he saw the goddess tending to her frost flowers softly, maybe if he snuck inside she wouldn't know that he was there. Yet she is in fact a goddess so she will know he's there, Takahiro looked to see if she was still there...she vanished like the winter winds. Then as soon as he turned his back she was behind him softly, this nearly gave Takahiro a heart attack as he fell down on the floor. Fuyumi giggled softly as she held out her hand for Takahiro to get up, grabbing her hand it felt like the frigid artic.
|You finally made it here like I knew you would Takahiro, the goddess of truth told me you were coming to deal with the dark emperors men. I will loved to help you deal with the madness, yet I too am having a bit of trouble with him. These dark forces have come to this peaceful place where I protect, yet even evil has no limits when it comes to having full power. I know that there is a dark warrior is out here, and I happily know who's been causing all of this trouble. That demon Tarea has been doing the dirty work for the dark emperor, he also took my Ice Star that I use to keep the Frostlands cold during winter. In the wrong hands that item can be extremely dangerous, so I am counting on you to get it back for me Takahiro. If you manage to defeat him I shall help you on your journey, trust me my child there are many dangers in Fae now than you can imagine. There is no time for you to wait young one we have work to do, you will find his lair not fair from my icy temple...good luck and remember that the goddesses are watching you.| Nodding he went off to find Tarea.
Ryuu was flying as they were looking for the difference in land, if you can see that you know that there is a dark presence here. Once they flew a little further they noticed the dark patches everywhere on the ground, they were fair from his lair so they decided to land here to explore. Landing down on the ground Ryuu started to growl quickly, seems that he can sense that something isn't right really quick. Takahiro looked around trying to see where the enemy was at the time, little did he now that they were already on top of him waiting. As soon as Takahiro got off of Ryuu they came at them from nowhere, Takahiro nearly fell over when he seem them coming. Getting back on Ryuu didn't give him advantage over these guys, these demons were Bloodlings they were know for killing their enemies then eating their flesh. Even though they bashed them more were coming every second they fought, if this was the test his father said he needed to learn he'd pass. All of a sudden a gentle aura came through the lands, this was the goddess of truth using her magic. She was able to defeated them and drive the others off of them, now that that's over they can head to Tarea's lair quickly.
He had a lantern that his father gave him through his journey, he was going to use this when they enter the dark lair. Once they reached the lair Takahiro got off of Ryuu to venture inside the cave softly, but not before he lit the lantern with the help of the flames of Ryuu. Walking inside the dark cavern it felt like someone was watching his every move, yet the more scarier thing was someone breathing down your neck. With a small breeze a someone with through the top of the cave with speed, this caused Takahiro to turn his back sharply. Suddenly he was hit with an attack so hard it sent him flying, it was Tarea and he wasn't the bit pleased with him being here at all.
|Well it seems that someone was sent by the goddesses to help them out, and your the new warrior as well by the looks of you. I cant believe that they sent someone with such inexperience to challenge me, do they really think that you have a chance to defeat me? If so then they have certainly thought very wrong, I'm the demon Tarea my master doesn't like it when someone plays hero a lot, I'll show you my moves that are powered by darkness. This land will belong to the dark emperor soon enough, your goddesses wont be able to save you from doomed fate. Yet from the looks of things your going to fight, like are hero's like to do when they meet darkness. Well let's get this show on the road I don't want to waste anytime here, the sooner you are going my master will be able to rule this world.| Tarea came at Takahiro so fast he didn't have time to react to his speed.
This was going to be difficult for him since he isn't that fast, so he might have to wait to hit him in a good spot. It was so dark that eh hardly could see a thing as it was pitch black, this gave Tarea the advantage against Takahiro heavily right now. Yet I don't know how Takahiro managed to hit him, maybe his father training was helping him out in a way. Then Takahiro got pummeled as Tarea hit him even more when he did that, seems like he didn't like it when Takahiro hit him in the face one bit. Suddenly something gave Takahiro an idea that can help him win, there were for torches in the room where they were in right now. If Tarea moves fast in the darkness then maybe the light weakens him greatly, this will only work if he can get him distracted someway in here. Throwing a rock down where Ryuu was it made a sound, this lured Tarea from the area momentarily as he went to investigate the sound. Takahiro hurried quickly to light each torch as he moved, there was one more left to light and Tarea was slowly coming back to his place. Finally with all of them lite he can see a good bit in here.
When Tarea came back he was weakened heavily and his movement slowed, this allowed Takahiro to finish him off for good. Takahiro did good in battle despite having a good bit of scratches on his face, once he defeated him he left the area quietly...but not before he got the Ice Star for Fuyumi. Going back to her palace she saw him with the Ice Star she was waiting for, now that she has the Ice Star balance can be restored here at last.
|Thank you, Takahiro! You've brought back my Ice Star like I knew you would, your father would be proud knowing that your doing well in training. Like I said I shall enhance your armor to give you extra protection, yet this ice armor can only do so much my dear so fight wisely. Now that the Ice Star is back I shall correct the darkness Tarea caused, the Frostlands will be pure once more now that he's gone Takahiro. However that doesn't mean that your work here is done young one, my sisters also need help in there own way to your surprise. The Frostlands maybe healed but the other lands aren't so lucky, Amami is the goddess of air she protects the Oasis. She is the second sister and needs help my friend, the Oasis isn't far yet it will take you at least a day to get there. Remember Takahiro that we goddesses know the way of light, it works in mysterious ways so you will have to look closely...Farewell for now.| Takahiro left her temple as he headed for the Oasis.
It was already night time so this didn't make things easy for Ryuu, yet all of a sudden the necklace he wore shined brightly. Then it make a path to the Oasis for him to follow through the night, finally they can get there without getting lost in the night. Although they were doing good in their journey through Fae, someone was watching them and didn't like what they saw.
|Well I didn't expect to see a warrior of light challenge me, he defeated Tarea that really wasn't impressive at all. I have more warriors that are more fearsome that Tarea was my friend, I don't need to fear a little boy like this for the moment. Yet he gave the goddess back the Ice Star I wanted, you may have won the battle this time...but you will pay for this later!| There are new dangers coming in the way of Takahiro, what will happen to are friends in new battles...perhaps we might have to wait and see.