It is the morning of the fourth day. The troops are ready,
King Skarl is ready, and everyone else is ready. The march to Darigan's Fortress
has begun with the Green Knight leading the troops. I didn't know why Skarl
didn't choose Jeran for the job. I guess the knight had more knowledge of Ransack.
Barry and I stood behind the Green Knight.
"There it is!" yelled the Green Knight.
"It looks like they are in the process of lining
up their troops," I said. "Look how many there are!"
"I told you," said Barry. As soon as the enemy
troops noticed us approaching, they started to move toward us.
"Charge!" yelled the Green Knight. The two sides
ran into each other making the entire field a battle ground. The Green Knight
led us to the entrance of the fortress by beating people out of his way with
"Thank you!" I said.
"You must hurry!" said the Green Knight. "I will
join you in a little while."
"Okay," said Barry. We headed inside. The place
was on high alert. Guards were everywhere. I took out a Lost Desert Dagger,
my favorite weapon, and stabbed a guard in the back. I used the same weapon
to defeat Punchbag Bob thanks to fauntimes. The guard fainted. All of security
was a mix of Draconian and Ransackian soldiers. I continued stabbing guards
in the back until I reached the prison area of the fortress. I freed the warden,
the two guards, and all the other prisoners.
"Do you know where the leaders of this operation
might be hiding," I asked.
"Yes, I do," said Master Vex. "We will lead the
The two guards and the warden hit any guards
standing in their way. We moved through the hallways and upstairs. When we found
a room, Barry and I searched it. All the rooms were empty until we reached the
top of the fortress. We were on the outside. A bridge made of rope and wood
crossed over to another tower. As the five of us crossed the bridge, I got a
glimpse of the battle. I could see a lot of the enemy soldiers heading toward
Meridell. All of our soldiers were defeated except for the Green Knight who
was trying to stop as many soldiers as possible from getting to their destination.
About half of Ransack's army was defeated, but we didn't have enough people
in Meridell to stop that many people. Tonimono started talking to me on my DOC.
"We can see the enemy approaching," said Tonimono.
"I will keep updating you on the situation back here in Meridell. Hurry!"
"We are almost in tower two which Master Vex
suspects they could be hiding," I explained. Once all five of us had crossed
it, we climbed in a window that was on the edge of the building since the door
was locked. "Wait a minute. I never knew that the Citadel had a second tower,"
"I don't know how a second tower got here all
of a sudden either, but I am sure that we did not design it," said Master Vex.
As we climbed into the window, I noticed Dr. Livingston was standing on the
"How did you get here?" I asked.
"Never mind that. We must hurry! Time is running
out!" said Dr. Livingston.
"Why have you come here?" I asked.
"I suspect that my old rival and enemy is working
with Ransack," said Dr. Livingston.
"Who is he?" I asked.
"His name is Dexter Fulgrove," said Dr. Livingston.
"We had a lot of fun together. Dexter started working for Virtupets so I did
the same thing. I was starting to get more attention than Dexter from Dr. Sloth
and he got very jealous. He was so jealous that he would do anything to get
rid of me. After a while, Dexter tried to frame me, but the father of Garoo
knew it was him and told Dr. Sloth. He didn't take it very well. Sloth threw
him into the dungeon for three years. When he came out the revolt had started
and he joined Ransack. About a year later, Ransack attacked the space station
by bringing their men into it. The Ransack soldiers were there for days. Near
the end of the battle, when they finally got into Sector 6, they only had one
fourth of the men they had in the beginning. When the Ransack soldiers broke
into the dungeon where Sloth was hiding, there was only twenty people left.
Garoo I, Chameleon, Dr. Sloth, Experiment, and I were ready for them. The four
of them went for the men left over, while I fought Dexter. We were equally matched.
Neither one of us managed to hit one another, until Dexter noticed his men were
losing. He started to become nervous and his accuracy was effected. After a
while, he could no longer defend himself and retreated with only two men remaining.
By the time Dexter made it to his ship, he was the only one left. Chameleon
implanted a bomb on his ship and it was detonated. The ship was blown to pieces
as soon as it was far enough from the space station. I have never seen him since."
"What does Dexter look like?" I asked.
"He was also a Techo, but his color was shadow,"
explained Dr. Livingston.
"The enemy is approaching the castle," said Tonimono
from my DOC.
"Let's go!" said Master Vex. "Ransack will not
make a fool of Darigan's army."
"He is right about one thing!" said Barry. When
we turned the corner, there were more guards.
"There is about thirty of them," said Galgarrath.
A fight began between the soldiers and us.
"These people are stronger than the guards in
other part of the building," said Haskol.
"I have brought something for you, HeckDragonX,"
said Dr. Livingston. The scientist pulled a Lost Desert Dagger out of his pocket.
"All right! Two daggers at the same time," I
said. Once all of them were defeated, the six of us headed for the end of the
hallway and opened the door.
"We're here!" said Master Vex. In the room four
people sat in a circle in wooden chairs.
"I knew it! Dexter is here!" said Dr. Livingston.
"It's you!" yelled Dexter angrily.
"There is Chameleon, too!" I said.
"Who are the other two?" asked Barry.
"It is the guy with the weird mask on his face!"
said Master Vex.
"I don't know his name, but I know the other
one's name," said Dr. Livingston. "Do you see the snake tattoo on that mutant
Grarrl's shoulder? That means that he is one of the four snakes."
"Which one is he?" asked Haskol.
"His name is Anaconda," said Dr. Livingston.
"The enemy is trying to get into the castle,"
said Tonimono from my DOC. "The last of our men are trying to stall them for
a little while. You must hurry!"
"Who is the Krawk with the mask?" asked Galgarrath.
"He goes by the code name of Brainiac," said
a voice. Everyone turned around to see a mutant Lupe. It was BurnDragonX. Behind
him stood the Green Knight and the Yellow Knight.
"How do you know?" asked Haskol.
"There is no time to explain," said BurnDragonX.
"All I can tell you is that he is very dangerous. Brainiac is one of the highest
ranking generals in Ransack. He has a special psychic power. Brainiac knows
how to use mind control."
"That is why my men are listening to you," said
"It looks like you have solved the mystery,"
said Anaconda. Without warning, guards appeared out of nowhere and surrounded
us. We started to fight them. Barry, Galgarrath, and Haskol fell to the ground
as the fight ended. About fifty guards laid on the hallway floor. Only six of
us remained and some of us badly hurt.
"Dr. Livingston!" I said. "You go after Dexter.
The Green Knight, the Yellow Knight, BurnDragonX, and Master Vex will go after
Brainiac. I will go after Anaconda. Everyone scattered in a different direction.
"Dr. Livingston, it has been a long time," said
"Yes it has," said Dr. Livingston. Dexter used
Fiery Gaze. Dr. Livingston blocked it with the Fire Gem. Dr. Livingston used
Quench. Dexter used the Aquatic Gem to block it. Dexter used the Yoyo of Death
and Dr. Livingston threw the Lost Desert Dagger at him. The dagger cut the string
and the yoyo hit Dr. Livingston in the head. Meanwhile, the dagger hit Dexter's
leg. They both collapsed to the ground. Anaconda and Brainiac ran out the door
and to the other end of the hallway. Of course, everyone followed. Anaconda
jumped out the window onto the bridge. Master Vex, BurnDragonX, and the two
Knights began to fight Brainiac.
"Watch out for waves that are red. Do not touch
them or you will be under his power," said BurnDragonX. I followed Anaconda.
The snake pulled out a sword. I took out my Shoyru Sword in one hand and a Lost
Desert Dagger in the other. We started a sword fight.
"That was close. He almost got you, Master Vex!"
said BurnDragonX. Without warning, Brainiac threw a red wave and hit the Yellow
"Destroy the Green Knight!" commanded Brainiac.
The two Knights started fighting each other. BurnDragonX ran toward Brainiac
with Master Vex following behind him. Brainiac threw out a red wave.
"Move to the right!" said BurnDragonX as they
both shifted in the specified direction which caused them to barely miss his
attack. The mutant Lupe pounced Brainiac and nailed him to the ground.
"HeckDragonX! The enemy soldiers have busted
into the castle!" said Tonimono from my DOC. "We are..."
"You are too late, HeckDragonX!" said Brutal
from my DOC. Master Vex punched Brainiac and BurnDragonX helped him by ramming
the villain into the wall. Master Vex punched Brainiac five more times and BurnDragonX
used Lava Spit. The psychic enemy fainted.
"What did you do?" asked Tonimono. "The Draconian
soldiers are attacking the Ransackian soldiers, now."
"They must have defeated Brainiac," I replied.
"This is just great!" said Anaconda in an angry
tone of voice. "They will pay."
"The Ransackian soldiers are retreating!" said
Tonimono. Anaconda started walking toward the tower.
"I will kill whoever did this!" said Anaconda.
I stabbed him with my dagger, but didn't retrieve it.
"You forgot me!" I said as I used Shoyru Inferno.
The blaze sent him flying to about ten feet away. Anaconda turned around and
started swinging his sword wildly.
"Watch where your swinging that thing," I said.
Anaconda's sword cut the rope of the bridge. We were both hanging onto the uncut
"If I die, I'm take you with me," said Anaconda.
The mutant Grarrl cut the other rope and the bridge collapsed. We started to
fall toward the ground.
"I guess you have forgotten that I have wings,"
I said. I started to fly back to the top while I grabbed onto his hand. "I would
rather see you locked up in a dungeon," I said. Anaconda pulled the dagger out
of his back and stabbed my hand. My muscles loosened as the pain shot through
the rest of my arm.
"You will never take me alive! Never!" said Anaconda.
I dived toward him. By the time I got close enough to make a grab for him, it
was too late. I had to slow down or else I would hit the ground too fast. As
Anaconda hit the ground, I heard a loud crack. I hovered over the ground and
then landed next to mutant Grarrl. I checked his pulse.
"Is he alive?" asked Barry as he landed on the
ground next to me. I shook my head. That night we had a celebration with Darigan's
army and the rest of Meridell.
"I would like to thank you for saving my kingdom,"
said King Skarl.
"The pleasure was ours!" said Dr. Livingston.
All the people who helped with the search for the one behind Ransack's evil
plan to take over Neopia were sitting at King Skarl's table.
"I will have to put you back into the prison
again tomorrow," said Master Vex.
"That sounds promising," said the Yellow Knight
"I have to follow the orders Lord Darigan left
me," said Master Vex. "You will have to beat me in Cellblock."
"I forgot to tell you that Number Five escaped,"
I said. "Number Five said that he had to go to Jelly World."
"I have already found him and brought him back,"
said Master Vex. "Tomorrow, we will have to pretend that this never happened
and everything will go back to normal. It was a good thing that our general
isn't here right now."
"I think that you owe us an explanation, BurnDragonX,"
said Dr. Livingston.
"Dr. Livingston did some research and discovered
that your village was destroyed on accident," I said.
"Okay, you win!" said BurnDragonX. "After the
village was attacked and they took the survivors back to the space station,
I had escaped to Ransack's base. My father and I were the only ones who were
not taken away. Chameleon had followed us. As we approached the entrance of
the fortress, the leader of Ransack was watching us. Why he was standing there
is a mystery to me. When we finally got to him my father asked if we could stay
there. Just then Chameleon appeared and said that he was going to tell Sloth
where Ransack was really located. None of us could catch him in time. That was
when that trader was still on Virtupets' side. He got away with it, too. The
last time I saw my father was when the leader called him to his office for a
meeting. They must have killed him, because he led Chameleon to their base.
I stayed there for a month. I met Brainiac and all four of the snakes. After
that month, Sloth did attack the base even though it is probably not written
in any of their files. It was a long battle and the leader made sure I was captured
on purpose. I was made one of Virtupets' mutant slaves, but the training Brainiac
provided me helped me to resist Sloth's power. I was thrown into the Sector
3 dungeon. I know for a fact that Brainiac's real name is Geo Prodigy."
"What happened to this Mr. Prodigy?" I asked.
"He has been locked in a hidden dungeon!" said
"I was wondering!" said King Skarl. "Where do
you think Dexter, Fury, Brutal, and Chameleon have gone?"
"It is most likely that they went back to Ransack's
base," said BurnDragonX.
"Before we go back to our base, can I play Cellblock?"
"You shouldn't waste your time trying to beat
me," said Number Five as he made his move.
"Why do you want to go to Jelly World?" I asked
as I made my move.
"I want to prove that I am not crazy!" said Number
"I believe you. In fact, I have been there myself.
I usually go there to get some free jelly," I said.
"How many times have you played this game?" asked
"I don't know, but you just lost!" I said.
"You just got lucky! All you have to do is beat
me in the other two tournaments I am in!" said Number Five.
To be continued...