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The Destroyer: Part 1
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???: You know I'm taking a big risk letting you out there, Mayhem.
Mayhem: I know, Master, but I won't fail you. Surely you felt that peculiar disturbance on this plane. Someone who REALLY should not be here just arrived...
???: And what good does that do US? I don't have the strength to return yet without the ritual yet.
Mayhem: He has information we need, Master. Namely, enough knowledge for a mortal to perform the rite for us.
???: Hm...Perhaps. In any case, take Carnage with you. The human known as <<You>> has proven to be an annoyance, and you won't be able to beat him alone in your current state.
Mayhem: *Sigh* ...As you wish, Master. I will take him to visit our little friend.
«Scene: Flower-Filled Field»
Hollow: Ugh... That's what I get for listening to Morgan. Why did I believe I should use butter as a component?
<<You>>: What happened here? ...HOLLOW? How did you get back here?
Hollow: It was an accident with a stick of butter and an ion drive. I don't want to talk about it.
<<You>>: ...........A stick of butter?
Hollow: I SAID I don't want to talk about it.
<<You>>: What is that thing? It looks kind of like a Vartai, but I've never seen one that was all shadowy.
Hollow: <<You>>, I don't think it's going to let us stand here and examine it...
<<You>>: What WAS that?!
Mayhem: That would be my handiwork, <<You>>, and I'm not fond of you ruining it.
<<You>>: And who, or what, are you two supposed to be?
Mayhem: You can call me Major Mayhem, commander of my Master's great armies. The monstrosity behind me is Carnage.
Hollow: Carnage and Mayhem? There are a few records of you two in my time. If you're here...
Mayhem: That's right. The legends are quite real.
A Corrupt Vartai and a Corrupt DragonSlayer rise from the ground
Mayhem: C'mon, Carnage. This will distract our little friends while we go find and take care of that altar...
Carnage: Hehehe... Destruction is coming...
<<You>>: We need to follow Mayhem and Carnage! They're up to something, and I hope we aren't already too late to stop them!!
Mayhem: Blast it. They shouldn't have caught up to us so quickly!
Carnage: ...Ehehe... Your minions are weak!
Mayhem: Quit your badmouthing and help me keep them out of the cave, you lumbering madman!
Carnage: Tch...Can't get out of all the work forever! HAHAHAHAHAHA! FALL INTO CHAOS AND DESTROY THEM!
<<You>>: This guy's completely off his rocker ... Wait, are those? ...
1 BATTLE (Monsters chosen from RA list. Lists do not include packs (as in 2 or more of the same kind of monster in one battle)
<<You>>: What the... Where did those come from?
Carnage: Heheh... Chaos makes all your enemies!
<<You>>: What was that power? What are you?!
Carnage: Me? ...I'm...
Carnage: A DISTRACTION!
Mayhem: Checkmate, mecha boy!
Mayhem: Outstanding... It's been a long time since I've had mecha parts to use. I'd forgotten how nice they are after so many thousands of years.
<<You>>: What... What did you just do to Hollow?
Mayhem: I simply took his body for my own. It takes far less energy to exist within another person's body on this plane.
Mayhem: I don't have time to chatter, though. I need to take care of more important business.
<<You>>: I won't let you get away with this!
Mayhem: And now it begins... This altar shall bring about the end of your kind on this world!
<<You>>: Not if I have anything to say about it!
Carnage: Ah, ah, ah... You still have to play with me first... Hehehe...
Mayhem: Yesssss... The time is upon us! ARISE, MY MASTER!
A portal opens and War steps out
???: I have waited too long for this... Thank you for you help, <<You>>.
<<You>>: My HELP? I was trying to stop you!
???: Yes, and in your efforts, you performed the last step of the ritual needed to open a passage to your world from the voids!
<<You>>: The voids? What are you? Bradakhan, back for revenge?
???: I'm not an ordinary mortal, though I did have a hand in his attack on your people.
<<You>>: The Dragon King?
???: No, but I did enjoy using that guise. I believe you humans would know me best as... WAR.
War: You've met my brother, Death, more than enough times by now, and Pestilence has been harassing you with those pests of his every two years for a long time now...
War: Didn't it occur to you that there would be others?
<<You>>: I don't exactly hope for a new disaster every few weeks.
Mayhem: Well, you found one. Now, I'm going to use you to test a few of my new toys!
<<You>>: Only one thing for it, then. I'll have to use my secret weapon that I hid RIGHT BEHIND YOU!
Mayhem: Secret weapon!? Where??
<<You>> runs away
Mayhem: <<You>> did not just do that...
Mayhem: TELL ME... <<You>> did NOT ... just do that!
War: All that combined power and intellect, and you still fall for the oldest trick in the book? I need better minions...
«Scene: Flower-Filled Field»
<<You>>: I've got to get back to town and warn everyone. I don't know what those are, but I know they can't be good at all.
Mayhem: You won't be warning ANYONE about ANYTHING!!
Carnage and Mayhem enter
<<You>>: How did Carnage recover so quickly?? That thing should have been down for days!!
Mayhem: I told you, the altar is the ultimate source of power for us, along with your neverending conflicts we've been carefully guiding you into.
<<You>>: Guiding? You don't mean--
Mayhem: You guessed it, mortal. We've been playing you, the Order of Dragonslayers, and the Medrovian Elite Guard like puppets.
<<You>>: You...I swear that I'll stop you. I won't let you take over the world!
Mayhem: Take over? HA! We don't want to take over this dump you call a world!
Two Corrupt Dragonslayers and Two Corrupt Vartai rise
Mayhem: Foolishness... I'll let my playthings take care of you.
???: Just as I suspected. Go in and help <<You>>!!
A White Dragon swoops down and kills one Corrupt Dragonslayer and one Corrupt Vartai
Mayhem: Who did that?!! Show yourself!!
Galanoth: You look like you could use a hand, <<You>>.
Mayhem: Grr... The slayer. This wasn't planned for at all. And I can see a third in the sky...
<<You>>: There's a third here?
Galanoth: Yes. On my way back to Dragonstone, I was unceremoniously picked up by someone and dragged out here with no idea what was happening.
Cyrus: Perhaps if you paid a little more attention to what was going on, you'd know. That surge of energy made the mountain visible from miles away.
<<You>>: You two are working together? The end really must be coming after all.
Cyrus: Yes, though I was still able to get the help of a passing dragon to "convince" my good friend here.
Mayhem: Are you ignoring me?
Galanoth: Quiet, mutant. The sane people are talking.
Cyrus: I have a lot to tell you two. We could have some serious problems very soon.
Mayhem: You certainly do! I'm going to tear the three of you to pieces! NOBODY IGNORES ME!
Battle Mayhem with Cyrus!
Battle Mayhem with Galanoth!
Battle Mayhem by yourself!
Regardless of choice:
Mayhem: I should be more powerful than this. There must be more to that altar than we expected...
Mayhem: Let's go back to the cave, Carnage-- We have more important things to do than stall these fools....
Cyrus: Did he say... Altar?
<<You>>: Yes. Some huge, black, monolithic altar in that cave...
Cyrus: ...We have to get out of here. Now.
Cyrus: I had my suspicions when the Dragon King attacked, but I wasn't sure until now. War is back on this plane, thanks to one of his altars.
<<You>>: Can't we just smash it to pieces?
Galanoth: Sounds fun-- count me in for smashing!!
Cyrus: We tried that with the altar to Pestilence. Nothing we have can even scratch it.
<<You>>: What do we do, then?
Cyrus: I'll have to contact Artix, Warlic, and some others. We'll try to find a way to destroy it. In the meantime, you'll have to be ready for his next move.
Cyrus: If we let him grow too powerful on this plane, it'll be the end of our entire world...
Havoc Vartai Blade
Pandemonium Vartai Blade Z
Pandemonium Vartai Blade
Mayhem Vartai Blade Z
Mayhem Vartai Blade
Guardian Mayhem Vartai Blade
Havoc Vartai Cleaver Z
Pandemonium Vartai Cleaver
Mayhem Vartai Cleaver
Guardian Mayhem Explosion
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