The Day of Chaos
Sloth's men were seen hanging around Ransack's base and
we have sent our secret agents to find out what is going on over there. It seems
that no one has returned or contacted us for a week. BurnDragonX and I were
sitting in the south control room when we heard a noise.
"You can come out now! I have known that you
were here ever since you entered the room," said BurnDragonX. All of a sudden,
Chameleon appeared hanging from the ceiling and dropped to the ground.
"I hate when you do that," said Chameleon. "Well,
I have some bad news. King Cobra and Dr. Sloth have joined forces to rule Neopia."
"Why are you telling us this when you are on
their side?" I asked.
"It is just like the Lord Darigan incident,"
said Chameleon. "They have harnessed the power of the Chaos weapons and have
now eliminated half of the army."
BurnDragonX and I went with Chameleon to Ransack's
base. Chameleon and I flew while I held on to BurnDragonX. A group of soldiers
came up to the roof level and aimed something at us.
"I thought you said that it was just like the
Lord Darigan incident," I said.
"Well, the loyalists stay alive, but anyone who
opposes the idea is eliminated. Watch out!" yelled Chameleon.
"Rocket launchers!" gasped BurnDragonX. Rockets
were shot into the air from ten places on the roof. One of the rockets hit my
wing which damaged the rest of my body when it exploded. Everything went black.
I woke up on the rooftop of the Ransack base. BurnDragonX was attacking the
enemy soldiers with incredible speed. One of the Ransackian soldier managed
to make a direct hit on the mutant Lupe with their rocket launcher. All of a
sudden, a shadow fell over us. It was Chameleon.
"Fools! You fell for the oldest trick in the
book!" said Chameleon.
"I would have to differ. There are a lot older
tricks in the book in which you speak of," I said as one of the soldiers directed
their gun at me. I quickly rolled out of the way, but was damaged by the impact
of the blast. As I flew over the edge of the building and started falling towards
the ground below, I couldn't help but think about why we were beaten by a small
group of average soldiers and a gray Shoyru (not silver).
I had awoken once again in a dungeon when I heard
"Are you okay?" asked a voice. Without warning,
the cell door opened.
"How's there?" I asked. It was too late. He was
already gone. BurnDragonX was no where in sight, either. I entered the hallway
to find Fury and Brutal lain on the floor with huge slash marks in them. They
were both in bad condition. Chameleon appeared in front of me and eight more
soldiers with rocket launchers. I activated a Blue Clockwork Grundo and sent
it in the direction of one of the soldiers and he fainted. The explosion also
defeated another rocket launcher. I attacked two soldiers with my Lost Desert
Daggers. Two of the other soldiers were about to shoot when I threw the daggers
into the rocket launcher. Their guns exploded and sent them flying backwards
into the far wall. I used a fireball on one of the soldiers and he fainted.
The last one was a mutant Shoyru. "So, Sloth is here after all," I said as I
used Shoyru Inferno on him. The mutant fell to the floor with only Chameleon
"You are practically out of weapons to fight
with," said Chameleon.
"I still have magic power!" I said as I attacked
Chameleon with Song of the Volcano.
"No!" cried Chameleon as he fell to the floor
and tried to get back up. I jumped and attacked him. The gray Shoyru fainted.
"HeckDragonX!" said a voice. I glanced in the
direction the voice came from. It was Bain, Canken, Hack, and another member
of the X-Ransackian group, Gin. He was a white Jetsam. Following them were more
"Your always late!" I said.
"We came as soon as we heard the news!" said
"Take Brutal and Fury back to the base!" commanded
Gin. Two of the men carried the two wounded enemies away.
"Don't forget, Chameleon! Wait, where did he
go? He got away again," I said. "Did you let me out of the cell?"
"No, that was probably one of the other leaders,
Dark Ninja or Velocity if that is what you want to call him," said Canken. "From
looking at the size of the slash made on Brutal and Fury's backs, of course."
"How come I didn't see him?" I asked.
"He has an ultimate speed of about one thousand,"
"How did you find out that I was captured?" I
"Prototype_Barry escaped and told us," said Hack.
"Who knows how he escaped this fortress," said
"I am not surprised," I said. The five of us
continued down the hallway and told the other soldiers to split up and search
for Chameleon. When we reached the end of the hall, there was a door. Canken
opened it and we entered. It was a field of bushes and very tall grass.
"Is this an exit?" asked Canken.
"Look out!" yelled a voice. Canken fell to the
left and in his place was an arrow. A shadow Techo in a ninja suit appeared
next to Canken.
"You are in the middle of the first floor of
this base. In the middle of each floor is an inside garden," said the ninja.
"This is Arrowhead's field. Watch out for incoming arrows."
"Wait!" I said as he disappeared. Just then,
three arrows went past the corner of my eye. As a arrow approached me, I took
out my Large Metal Shield. The arrow hit the shield and it fell to the ground.
Canken got back up.
"Split up!" yelled Canken. We all ran in different
directions. Arrows flew in all directions. All of a sudden, a Lupe appeared
from underneath a bush and shot three arrows at once. Bain dodged it. Once again,
he popped out of a bush, but on the opposite side.
"What are we going to do?" asked Hack. The Lupe
appeared again and I finally got a good glimpse of him. He was a blue Lupe that
could stand up on his hind legs. He also had a band tied around his head that
covered his eyes along with a scar on the left side of his face. Arrowhead wore
no armor surprisingly enough. He disappeared under the bushes again.
"Stop moving!" I commanded. Everyone froze in
their positions. Arrowhead emerged from the green camouflage. He stood there
dazed and confused. The Lupe reached for his bandana and moved it to his forehead.
Before he could figure out what was going on, I used Shoyru Dive. Arrowhead
disappeared back into the green sea of underbrush.
"Where did he go?" asked Canken.
"He's gone!" said Bain. All of a sudden, a door
at the other end of the field opened. We cautiously traveled through the underbrush
to our destination. After entering, the door closed behind us. It was another
hallway, but with only two doors.
"Which one should we take?" I asked.
"Let's take the door at the end of the hall!"
"Let's take a vote!" suggested Hack. All the
votes were submitted and the results were four votes to take the door at the
end of the hall and one to take the door on our right. We proceeded down the
hallway and entered. It was another dungeon. We started to exam the cells. All
of a sudden, I stopped to find the X-Ransackian soldiers that we had sent to
find Chameleon were bound and chained in some of the cells.
"Where are the keys?" asked Gin.
"Looking for these?" asked a voice. We turned
around to see Commander Garoo guarding the entrance with a set of keys in his
"Commander Garoo! So nice to see you again,"
I said. "Last place I saw you was in the Sector 6 dungeon. It is kind of weird
how you always show up in a place like this. I can tell that you have learned
nothing over this long period of defeat."
"He still works for Dr. Sloth," said Bain in
amazement. Just then, Garoo attacked Bain by hitting him in the stomach. He
fainted, of course. Then, he attacked Hack, but missed because of his size.
The tiny Chia attacked with a Level 2 Bubble Gun. Canken attacked Garoo with
his slingshot. I used my Shoyru Grappling Hook to steal the keys. He didn't
seem to notice. As he battled against my other allies, I unlocked the cell doors.
After unlocking ten doors, I spotted a mutant Lupe. He looked up.
"HeckDragonX!" said BurnDragonX in excitement.
"How did you..."
"Never mind that. We must defeat Garoo!" I said.
Only one cell remained locked, but it wasn't an X-Ransackian soldier. I used
Night Vision and approached the cell. It was too dark to see normally in this
part of the dungeon. "HeckHunterX," I said in bewilder, "what are you doing
"There is one more prisoner behind that slate
over there," said the pirate Shoyru. I moved it to find a small tunnel. HeckHunterX
is my one of my cousins.
"Could you get that one for me?" I asked as I
unlocked his cell and handed him the keys. HeckHunterX disappeared into the
tunnel. I turned my view back to the fight. Garoo threw one of the soldiers
across the room. Everyone else were lain on the ground and up against the wall.
Garoo started walking towards me, but stopped three seconds later. He fell to
the floor and in his place stood Gin. "Throw him into one of the cells!" I said.
Just then, HeckHunterX appeared from the hole in the wall with a yellow Gelert.
"What is your name?" asked HeckDragonX.
"People like to call me Lightning Pup or just
plain Pup," replied the Gelert.
"Okay! Do you have any fighting experience or
useful equipment?" asked HeckDragonX.
"Not at the moment," said Pup.
"Escort them out of the building," commanded
HeckDragonX as he faced the soldiers that were once locked in the cells. The
soldiers did as they were told and disappeared with HeckHunterX and Pup.
"Let me out of here or I will make your lives
a living heck!" yelled Garoo.
"Not in your life," said Gin.
"Is everyone ready to move on?" I asked.
"Just about!" said Gin.
"Okay! Let's move out!" I commanded. We retraced
our steps to the other side of the hall and went through the other door this
time. It was a staircase swirling up into the unknown region of Ransack's base.
We started climbing.
"These steps are steeper than the ones I have
at home!" said Canken. When we reached the top, there was a clicking noise and
then it stopped.
"What was that?" I asked. All of a sudden, a
flash of darkness pushed me and I fell down the stairs. I managed to stop myself
and get back up, but everyone was running past me as I did. I stood there in
shock as a boulder started rolling towards me. The flash of darkness grabbed
me. Within ten seconds, I was at the bottom of the stairway again. For two seconds
my rescuer was visible. It was the Dark Ninja. Then he disappeared. When the
others reached the bottom, a minute later, the boulder was still following them.
All of a sudden while they were on the bottom floor, Bain stopped and managed
to stop the boulder in it's tracks. He let go and it stood there. Now, there
was a ticking sound coming from it.
"It's a bomb!" yelled Hack. We all turned around
to find that the door was locked. In panic, Bain started pushing it up the stairway.
"What are you doing?" asked Canken.
"I am saving your hides!" yelled Bain as he picked
up the pace.
"Are you crazy?" asked Gin.
"If one of us doesn't do something, we will all
die!" yelled Bain going even faster.
"You will never make it back in time!" said Hack.
There was no response. All of a sudden, Bain appeared at the bottom of the stairway.
"It looks like he is here," said Bain.
"Is the bomb at the top?" I asked.
"Yes," said Bain. There was an ear shattering
explosion from above us and the stairway started to collapse. "Now what do we
do?" asked Bain.
"Do you know how to climb?" I asked.
It seemed like an hour until we reached the top
again. In the doorway at the top was another passage, but with one door all
the way at the end. We crossed the level 2 hallway and entered the door. It
was a large field with someone in the middle. The five of us along with the
rest of the troops, crossed the level 2 field arena and approached the man.
He was a Paladin Lupe like the one you would find as a shopkeeper. Behind him
laid a bag with ropes tied around it. It was Punchbag Bob.
"Welcome to my field!" said the Paladin Lupe.
"So that is where Punchbag Bob has been!" said
Canken. "I saw it on the milk carton!"
"You will be my opponent!" challenged the Paladin
Lupe as he pointed to me. The Lupe handed me a Shoyru Battle Sabre and took
out his sword.
"I don't get it!" I said. All of a sudden, my
DOC started beeping.
"That must be Slasher, Ransack's master swordsman.
The one you battled before was Arrowhead, Ransack's master archer. They are
bounty hunters. Many like to call them the Lupe Brothers," said Dr. Livingston.
"How did you know where we are?" I asked.
"Barry is tracking you and has been doing so
since you entered the level 1 field," said Dr. Livingston.
"Where is he?" I asked.
"Wouldn't you like to know?" asked Dr. Livingston
as he signed out. Slasher attacked me and I jumped up into the air coming down
with a strike in the back. I maintained my balance as I prepared for the next
attack. Once again he swung his sword and I jumped up. It was too late when
I found out that he also jumped into the air and struck my side with his weapon.
When we landed he repeated the process. Now I had to figure out where he was
going to strike next. He swung, I ducked, and I swung back. Time froze for what
seemed like forever. I turned around to face Slasher and found that he was gone.
"Where did he go?" I asked. Everyone shrugged.
All of a sudden, the door at the other end opened and we went through the open
passage. This time it was just a stairwell. After we climbed to the top, we
found another field. At the other end stood Arrowhead. Canken started running
towards him and the Lupe launched an arrow. He dodged it and Slasher dropped
from out of nowhere. With a swing of his sword, he attacked, but missed. Canken
appeared back at the entrance with the Dark Ninja.
"How many times do I have to save you until you
give up?" asked the Dark Ninja as he disappeared. My DOC beeped again.
"Did I forget to mention they don't help each
other very often?" asked Dr. Livingston. "They are known to be almost the perfect
match against anyone and have never lost once together."
"Dr. Livingston!" I said after there was a load
crash at the other end. All of a sudden, an arrow soared past my head and there
was a blood curdling screech.
"Hack!" yelled Bain. I turned around to find
Hack lain on the ground. All of a sudden everything was silent except for a
beating sound. It was as if I could hear his heart. The beat slowed down until
it stopped. I turned around to face the bounty hunter grinning as he watched
the little Chia pass away. Just then I got really angry and ran at full speed
toward the Archer. Both Lupes attacked me at once. I jumped over Slasher and
the arrow flew past me hitting the Paladin Lupe in the arm with which he held
his sword. Arrowhead started to panic and started shooting arrows in random
directions. When I was starting to get close to him the Lupe lowered his bandana
over his eyes. He stood there for a second and then aimed toward me. Arrowhead
let it go and it flew towards my head. Just then I noticed a rock and pushed
myself to the left of it letting the arrow barely miss me. After the Lupe took
off his blind fold, he stood there in astonishment that I survived his best
shot. I drew my sword, hoisted it over my shoulder, jumped into the air, and
with a swing of my sword Arrowhead was defeated. The empty shell of a bounty
hunting archer fell to the ground in silence. I could hear the swordsman's cries
of pain as I turned around and started walking back in the opposite direction.
I approached Slasher.
"Go ahead! Finish me off already!" said Slasher.
"I will forgive you and let you go if you tell
me what is going on around here," I said.
"I didn't get very much information from the
boss, but I heard that Sloth has come here and is working with Ransack to get
rid of the Defenders of Light," said Slasher. "I also heard that they had sent
androids to destroy your base."
"Do you know who they have recreated?" I asked.
"One of them has very strong psychic powers and
the second one has an ultimate strength of two hundred. The last one is some
kind of mutant. I heard that one of them is someone who resembles someone you
know," said Slasher. "I don't know anything else."
"You bounty hunters are always more reasonable
than some of these crooks," I said as I made a signal to Canken and the others.
After we made it to the side of the room in which Arrowhead had been defeated,
Punchbag Bob was untied and one of the men took him back to the first floor.
"All of you make sure that this place is secure,"
said Gin. All of the X-Ransackian soldiers left leaving Canken, Gin, Bain, and
I behind. Bain opened the door and we entered.
To be continued...