Ancient Neopia: Part Five
The Archmagus lifted his hand and a ball of fire appeared.
A malicious grin appeared on his face and he then threw it Galgarroth. The fireball
exploded and it threw Galgarroth into the wall.
"Do you see my power now?" The Archmagus held
his staff in front of him, chanting words, and beams of light shot out, destroying
nearly everything in front of the staff.
Jarod looked around him and saw his friends on
the ground. A blue light was now surrounding the Archmagus and the staff seemed
to be ready to attack again. Jarod ran towards the Archmagus and jumped, just
as the staff shot.
The beams flew past the Lupe and when he thought
he survived, he got it and he crashed into the Archmagus. The staff flew through
the air and then it finally fell on the ground. The Orb rolled out, but a piece
"NO!" the Archmagus cried out. "I never thought
anyone could find all the keys... or get to this place! You are truly powerful
to have defeated me. Perhaps... perhaps you can bring peace to this place after
all… Seek Erick, in the tunnels above... he went mad when they sealed this place,
but he may still have the power to break free... if... if..." The Archmagus
fell on the ground with a thump and was silent.
"Keys?" Jarod asked, as he walked towards his
friends, who were lying on the ground.
"Here, some healing potions, guys." Jarod handed
everyone a healing potion. "Hero… Do you know about these keys?"
"Keys…" Hero muttered. "A wooden key, almost
rotting, A Silvered Horn Key and a Jewelled Crystal Key… I found them in the
"But, we didn't go there yet…"
"I went there. I fought with Rollay Scaleback,
but when I left…" Hero sighed. "The monsters attacked me and I didn't have enough
power to fight them all. So I had to run."
"Oh…" Jarod said aloud. "But… um…" He looked
around nervously. "I have a bad feeling that something is waiting for us."
"Yeah." Galgarroth nodded. A chill went over
his spine. Rioeiro then came up to Jarod.
"We have to give the wizard this… orb or gem
thingie…" he said, showing the green orb to everyone.
"Yeah, see what he can do," Hero muttered. "That
thing's as good as broken."
The group walked back to the wizard, fighting
off all the monsters that were still in the temple and quickly arrived in the
cave that led outside.
"Eh… Who's that?" The Wizard looked at the group.
"You… you have the… the gem?"
"Well…" Rioeiro showed him the green 'gem'. "Do
you recognize this clouded gem?"
"Oh dear… dear…" The Wizard looked at the gem.
"I do... I do... it is the Coruscating Gem, but it has been... been damaged.
Give it... to me... and I will... cleanse it."
Rioeiro looked at the others, who all nodded
a 'yes' and he handed it to the wizard. "Th-thank you…" The wizard said and
he started chanting words.
The gem immediately cleared, and vibrant lights
came from its middle. The cave lighted up and then, the chipped piece was restored
"This… is it… the Coruscating Gem."
He gave it back to Rioeiro. "Now…now… can you
seek out… Leirobas?" The wizard looked at the gem once more. "He knows… about
all… all the jewels… of power." He sighed.
Hero nodded. "We will do that." And then they
left. The feeling that something was horribly wrong did not leave Jarod.
"Guys… I think the Bringer is outside," he finally
said, as they reached the stars that lead back outside.
They turned to look at Jarod.
"I can feel it," he finally said. "So much evil…
in one place."
"But… we cannot go out elsewhere. This is the
only exit to the temple," Hero said. "We have been everywhere."
"Then we'll have to fight," Galgarroth said,
after a moment of silence.
Everyone pulled out his weapon and they wished
for the best. Then, they ran into the desert.
There was no sign of the Bringer, but he had
to be somewhere. They better be careful.
Jahbal was staring into a crystal ball. He could
see the Neopets traveling through the desert. The Bringer was supposed to stop
"Bringer…" He muttered. "Get them…" He waited
and saw that the group was almost at the end of the Desert of Roo.
"Sire…" The Moehog, Morguss, appeared. "We have
found another portal in Meridell."
"My plan is going to work…" Jahbal grinned evilly.
"Soon, monsters will overrun the other Neopia…"
He laughed maniacally. "Thank you for your help,
Morguss. You make a great evil-doer."
Morguss grinned. "Thank you, sire." She bowed
and left the room.
The Bringer followed the Neopets slowly. He wanted
to wait until they had reached the forest, where he had set up a army of ghost
He grinned and started singing a little song
he had heard back at the Two Rings palace. It was sung by one of the servants
"Jahbal came down the mountain, then they died
He chuckled. This part certainly fit, but he
only needed to replace Jahbal with the Bringer. Then he looked around for the
Neopets and found them resting at one of the Oasis' in the Desert of Roo.
"Hmm, seems that the ghost ambush is not going
to work now…" The Bringer then grinned. "I'll just call them to me." He ran
towards the group of the Neopets and watched the ghost monsters appear. He was
making as much as sound possible and pulled out his blade.
They saw him and got ready to fight. He leaped
up and landed with a crash on the ground.
"Hello there…" A malicious grin appeared on the
Bringer's face. "I let you go the last time… but this time, I will get rid of
He pulled out another blade and jumped up in
the air. He then put his swords together, making them form an X. The swords
began to glow and then flames erupted from them. The Bringer started laughing
as he started to glow too, then held his swords in front of him and then dived
to the ground.
He turned around, crashed into the ground, together
with his blades. A red beam shot through the ground, then was followed by a
row of explosions.
"Heh." The Bringer grinned. "Too easy."
He looked at the group, who laid on the ground.
He then turned around and wanted to walk away, until he got slammed to the ground.
Two beams of light came out of him and then went to Hero's body.
"Don't dare to underestimate the power of Spectral
Magic!" Hero cried out and held his sword in front of him. A ball of energy
started to form on it. When it was almost the size of Hero's full body, he threw
it at the Bringer.
As it hit, the Bringer roared in pain. Such power
he did not expect! He got blinded by the light of the ball. Then, it exploded
and the Bringer was blasted off away. The ghost monsters disappeared by the
power of the explosion too.
Hero smiled weakly, but then fell down.
"What… did you do?"
Hero grinned and started to explain.
"This sword was also a gift by my father. It
contains the most powerful spell of the Spectral Magic, although it can only
be used once in a while. I think about two months until you can use it again,
but the power is capable of beating even the strongest monsters in Neopia. Although
I am not too sure about that, it sure worked on the Bringer." Hero sighed, before
he quickly took a healing potion and gulped it down.
"Esh, it does take a lot of energy."
They remained silent, until Galgarroth finally
suggested that they should move on and return to Swamp Edge City.
"I hope we make it out of the desert on our own…"
Rioeiro said, followed by a sigh. "We have been through TOO much!"
"Pssh, at least you didn't get the chance to
fall with a waterfall…" Jarod said sarcastically and he rolled his eyes.
"Guys, look at this!" Hero exclaimed as he walked
towards a glowing rock.
"What is it?" Vex asked curiously. "I've never
seen something like it before…" he said, as he looked at it in awe. The rock
was shiny and smooth. The green glow around it lightened up the area quite a
bit. Then Jarod's sword started shaking.
"Woah!" Jarod exclaimed, as the sword suddenly
started flying through the air. The sword stopped moving above the rock and
it then fell down. The sword went right through the stone and as soon as that
happened, a blue light erupted from the sword. The light formed a circle and
then the group could see Neopia Central. The food store and the Auction House.
But there was something off.
"Well, that is Neopia Central," Jarod said, while
looking at the image. "But… What are Ghost Kacheeks doing there?" As he saw
a ghost Kacheek, similar to the ones they fought at the plains before Swamp
They saw it was chasing a little Aisha. She swung
a tiny sword at it, but it had no effect.
"We have to help them!" Jarod shouted desperately.
The group stared at him oddly.
"How are you going to do that?" Hero asked him.
Jarod felt his eyes locked on him.
"Go through this… Portal." Jarod finally decided.
"You keep watch!"
He then jumped into the image, just to be sucked
back to the future.
He was in some kind of tunnel. In the distance
he saw a bright light. On the ground was a chest. Jarod ran towards it and opened
it. A few flames then suddenly came out of the chest, he heard a sound and the
chest lighted up. It revealed a long sword. It had strange symbols on it, but
Jarod still took it. He had to save the Neopets.
He looked behind him and he saw the faint images
of his friends looking into the portal. He then sprinted towards the light.
He hoped that Neopia, his Neopia was all right. That the Ghost Kacheek must
have been fake.
But deep inside, he knew that something was wrong.
Something was horribly wrong. That's why he was there, in Ancient Neopia. To
put a stop against all this. To end the suffering of both worlds now.
To be continued...