Chapter 19. Aelina in trouble.Valoran senses his Mother is in danger. Meanwhile at the capital market…Aelina went out with her friends from work to enjoy the once a year Market Sales event. She and her 2 friends (both female elves) enjoy that day just like previous years. “It’s just as crowded as ever” Aelina states with excitement. “It sure is.” Clarissa (one of the female friends) with a smile. “I guess things never change” Veronica (the second female elvish friend) shares also with a smile of her own. They stare at the crowd of people, hundreds and hundreds of people are looking for great deals and purchase goods from countless shops. “Let’s get going.” Aelina is unable to hold back her happiness. “Hahah…We shouldn’t rush…” Veronica shares with laughter“She’s right Aelina…we got plenty of time hahaha.” Clarissa also shares with laughter. “I know but that you two…I however have not this much patience when it comes to this very day…chop chop let’s go” Aelina energeticall
Chapter 18. Threats. The next Morning Valoran’s mind is occupied by the letter that threatened his Mother. He walks toward the kitchen where Aleina has already made lunches for him and Artemsia. “Good Morning” Valoran greets his mother. “Good Morning Aelina” Artemsia also extends her morning greeting. Aelina turns around to face them. “Good Morning both of you” She greets as happily as ever. Valoran however knows that his Mother puts up a facade to hide her fear and worry toward the letter. Artemsia and Valoran try to reassure her safety. “Mother.” Valoran calls out. (...Huh…Yes Valoran?” Aelina questions. “Please do not worry about the threats, I will let no harm come toward you and I promise the moment I track down the fool who threatened you will pay dearly.” Valoran reassures. Artemsia also voices her reassurance. “Please Aelina, you don’t need to fear I will also protect you whatever it takes.” Aelina is slightly reassured but still in the back of her mind s
Valoran’s new informant.After Valoran’s warning toward Aldia (a Goddess of annihilation) that if she should ever betray him, he would end her. Aldia for the first time does not remain in her amused state, but rather becomes scared and anxious as she states into Valoran’s crimson eyes which in that moment look completely empty, only filled with death. Aldia comes to her senses however and returns to her amused state. “My Dear boy. After everything I’ve told you…what I have to gain, do you really think I would betray you? My closest ally.” She counters with a smirk with a hiit of fear. Valoran’s expression changes from the deadly stare he just gave Aldia to a normal state where he looks colder but not intimidating. “No. I don’t think you would after everything you just shared. However, make no mistake, Goddess of annihilation, I will keep my guard up.” Valoran clearly states. “Of course. I understand. By the way, thankyou for answering my question.” Aldia says once again amused.
Valoran meets annihilation. Valoran and the others turn around to see a female dressed in black clothing (a black dress) with black hair and red eyes. She stands 16 feet (5 metres) away from Valoran and the others. She slowly walks toward the group, with each step she takes the grass and flowers around her begin to die… “Which one of you broke my seal I wonder?” The others slowly take steps backwards, frightened by the appearance and power she already demonstrates. Valoran is the only one not moving a single inch. “Who is that scary woman?” The elvish female adventurer asks in fear. The others don’t say anything out of confusion and shock. The woman approaches closer and closer at a slow pace creating more fear with each step she takes. Aleister feels a sense of responsibility as the leader of the party steps forward to strike a conversation with her. “That’s close enough!” Aleister yells at the woman. The woman now stands a few feet away. Valoran and Aleister face the wom
Chapter 15. After the astral body of Ava faded into nothingness the cave began to collapse. Everyone is in a state of confusion…. “WHAT IS HAPPENING!” Cera questions with fear. “THE CAVE IS COLLAPSING!” Aleister informs. “Why is the cave collapsing!” Aleisa asks with fear. Valoran faces the group who are in a state of fear and begins to answer. “Ava!” Valoran replies. The others face him all in confusion as to why Ava who just disappeared had anything to do with the current situation. Valoran, who noticed the confusion on everyone's faces, elaborates on his answer. “When Ava disappeared, her magic which was infused within this very cave, every tunnel and every subatomic particle infused with her magic maintained the cave’s integrity. Now that’s gone the cave has become unstable.” Valoran answers Saying this the cave integrity became less and less stable. Giant chunks of rock dropped from the sealing which Valoran destroys to protect the others with his eyes. “We
Chapter 14. Valoran and the others stare at something unusual in a more open space.“What is this?” Cera asks with curiosity. “I-I have no idea” Sage responds nearly being speechless. “I have never seen something like this before…” Alesia remarks. “Stay back from it.” Aleister instructs. “Yeah…Good idea” Egor comments. What they stare at is a giant magic crystal with a blonde female inside and her eyes are closed. Valoran analyses the crystal and the magic being emitted from the crystal which was in fact the strange magic trail’s source. “It’s an ancient spell that traps this person in this magic crystal” Valoran informs the others, stepping closer and closer toward the mysterious magic crystal. “Can we do something to free her?” Tiara asks out of sympathy. “No. Please stay back all of you, this crystal is dangerous. Not only is this crystal enchanted with a powerful sealing spell, but also the spell extrem (extermination magic), the moment you try to break the sealing spell,
Valoran and the others' only path is blocked by thousands and thousands of Arachantors. “Now we see why this path smells like death.” Says Aleister. “All these adventurers who were unlucky to wander on this path have been met with a terrible fate” Cera states. Egor is standing in front with his giant sword in hand to protect the rest as a shield. Tiara looks at everyone and does something that she has never done before… She does not hide behind the others; she stands beside them ready for the oncoming attack, despite her obvious fear. “I will no longer hide…I can also fight these things” She says with a mixture of determination and confidence. “Seems like she gained some confidence. Impressive” Valoran thinks to himself. Sage and Alesia also raise their arms with sword in hand.Cera points the tip of her staff on the Arachantors and casts izaru (fire elemental magic). The flames burn hundreds of Arachnators to ashes. However something unexpected happens after a few moments.
Valoran and the others go deeper and deeper into the caves. Tiara's worry increases step by step, she tries to hide her fearful facade which Valoran does notice and something else…“Her magic awareness is impressive. She might not realise it herself due to her being socially anxious and shy; what she currently feels is something off in these caves. These caves are…” “HALT!” Aleister instructs firmly. Valoran and the others stop. “What is it?” Cera questions in confusion. Aleister looks around the entire caves in disbelief and worry and then he faces the rest of the group who are just anxious to know what is going on.“The caves…tunnels have somehow changed” Aleister reveals in puzzlement. “What do you mean changed?” Alesia questions with uncertainty. Aleister then looks toward the right, the others also look toward the right. It’s a turn that leads to a dead end. “That dead end should not be there, but it is.” He then looks straight ahead, the others also look straight ahe