In Media Res -> RE: The NightBane Chronicles (12/21/2007 23:45:28)
NightBane Chronicles: Part III
Location: Strange Whispers
When an army of Were-Dragons attacked, we beat them back and tracked them to Darkovia. There, Vampireslayer E realized they could only have been created by the legendary NightBane. With Zorbak's help, we fought through hoardes of Vampires and Werewolves to obtain the Darklaw weapon-- the only weapon with a special power against NightBane.
Cyrus: Hmm.. a black war chest?
«Darklaw arises from the chest»
E: With the Darklaw in our grasp, we may have a chance to defeat NightBane!
Cyrus: Just a CHANCE?
E: Yes. You see, NightBane is the deadliest monster to ever be born of Darkovia.
Galanoth: Hmf. From what I know, the werepyre Wolfwing is the strongest creature here.
E: That WOULD be an interesting match. I know the two of them have a close history. If NightBane is back, he may have joined forces with Wolfwing...
Near Castle NightBane
Safiria: Do you see anything, Were-King?
Were-King: mmf-- no. They have been out of view for a while now.
Phelicia: M-My Queen... we have failed you... The army from the East has broken through our defenses.
Safiria: If Wolfwing failed, or if NightBane will not ally with us, then your failure may actually be a GOOD thing, Phelicia, my dear.
Phelicia: M-My Queen? May I go now?
Safiria: No. Stay here. I may need bait for NightBane.
Phelicia: ......... Th--thank you. My Queen.
Were-King: Grah... he is back.
NightBane: And not too late to hear your continued plotting against me.
Safiria: Then Wolfwing is--
NightBane: Dead. As will the two of you be unless you join me.
Were-King: No, it's not possible... the Werepyre was unstoppable!
NightBane: My father was old. I am still young. Younger than the both of you as well. Stronger than all others.
NightBane: My Nightraiders have already begun converting many of your armies...
NightBane: I will give the two of you one day to decide your own fates. Die, or be converted.
NightBane: I will await your answer within my stronghold.
Were-King: Raaahhh!! I will destroy you!!!
Safiria: No, you fool! You were not even Wolfwing's equal. We have one day. Let us use it... wisely.
Safiria: You will have your answer soon, NightBane.
NightBane: Very well. I... can't wait...
Safiria: If you value your kingdom, hairy one, follow me.
«Scene: Darkovia Forest»
«You»: Stop right there! Why are the two of you together??
Safiria: It doesn't seem to make sense, does it?
«You»: No, not at all. You two have only been at WAR with each other for years.
Were-King: It's a hate-hate relationship. Hmf.
Safiria: Very funny, oh Rabid One. We have entered into an uneasy alliance because of the monster that you are after: NightBane.
«You»: We only know that he made an army of were-dragons and sent them to attack us. What is he, and WHERE is he?
Safiria: NightBane is the favored son of Wolfwing-- the Werepyre Lord. NightBane committed a horrible crime, though.
Safiria: He took into himself the blood of dragons, and changed his werepyre form, already powerful, into the form of what we can only call a Dracopyre.
Safiria: He is the only one of his kind, unable to make others like himself. But his bite can change pure Vampires or Werewolves into part-dragon hybrids.
Safiria: The first of these hyrbids were many of my dear vampire bats... turned into beasts called Nightraiders.
Safiria: They carry NightBane's power, and I fear have been converting many of our Vampire and Werewolf soldiers.
Safiria: Years ago, NightBane went wild and nearly wiped out most our Werewolf and Vampire realms. He disappeared underground when Wolfwing confronted him.
Safiria: But NightBane has returned. It seems he has waited this long in order to build up his army of weredragons and nightraiders.
Were-King: Wolfwing...hehe... tried to stop NightBane. They fought. And I think Wolfwing lost.
Safiria: I am sure he did. But whether dead or alive, he is of no use to us now.
«You»: So why are you here??
Safiria: We are here to help you. We will lead you to NightBane's fortress. Inside we will find him... and then--
Safiria: WE MUST DESTROY HIM.
«You»: We have the Darklaw weapon, which will do extra damage to NightBane. And with your help, we'll find him. Let's finish this!
A legendary creature called NightBane, son of Wolfwing, has returned to Darkovia. NightBane was a WerePyre who has enhanced his power with the blood of Dragons. NightBane once nearly wiped out both the Vampires and Werewolf races, but disappeared. Now back, he wants to take his place as ruler of Darkovia. Wolfwing tried to stop him and failed. Now, with the fabled Darklaw weapon, and the unlikely help of vampires and werewolves, we must storm NightBane's castle and stop him once and for all!
Twilly: Hiyas!! We need your help stop NightBane now!
Twilly: If you need to be healed I can help you.
Heal me please.
Twilly: There you goes! All healed up! Good luck fighting!!
Artix, Galanoth, and Vampire Slayer E can be obtained as guests. Guardians can obtain Safiria and Were-King as guests. The Adventurer and Guardian Darklaw are availible as temporary weapons.
Full heal after battles #2, 3, 5, 6, 8, 9NightBane: They come!! Callox, my loyal warrior! You shall greet them...
1 BATTLE1 BATTLE«You»: Why did he retreat??
Safiria: We saw where he has gone. Your attacks have taken too much of his power-- he was not expecting that. He is trying to escape and regain his strength.
Safiria: It might be best to let him go for now. If you chase him, he will be more dangerous than ever. You will have little chance of defeating him.
Safiria: If we let him go, we will be better prepared when next we face him.
Let NightBane go
«NightBane jumps out of a window of his castle»
- Go this way «right»
NightBane: I am stronger now, having fed on two of my weredragons. You should have let me go. You would live to fight another day!!
«You»: No!! He ran away again... Where is he now? There! The window!!
- Go this way «Left»
???: I know why you have come here.... You seek NightBane. But he is gone, tending to his wounds... But I am here. Call me-- Epheel.
Epheel: I am here because I knew NightBane was occupied elsewhere. But you have surprised me. So now, tell me-- what do I do with you?
«You»: Two choices: Either let me leave peacefully, or see just how mad you can make me.
Epheel: Ahhh, nice and to the point. I am not here looking for a fight. I was leaving a...gift for NightBane.
«You»: What kind of gift?
Epheel: I will instead give it to you. Take it if you wish....
- Epheel's Gift
«You»: Hm... so what does this thing do?
Epheel: For now it will give you special protection against magical attacks. But at some time in the future, my Gift will begin to glow....
«You»: And then--?
Epheel: My Gift's glow means that someone, or some THING, has come to work the will of the Devourer.
«You»: ........... That doesn't sound very good.
Epheel: You must seek out whatever it is. And DESTROY IT.
Epheel: Now, I must leave. We may meet again some day...
Epheel: ... in fact, I am sure of it.
«You»: NightBane must have escaped by now. I should have taken the other stairway. But hopefully Epheel's gift will prove important in the future.
«You»: NightBane got away! And I was so close to beating him...
E: I saw him leap through one of the uppermost windows. By the time I got to where he landed, he was gone.
Galanoth: My Dragonslayers are mopping up the last of the weredragons right now. Robina and her rangers are tracking Nightraiders in every direction.
Artix: Queen Safiria and the Werewolf King have disappeared as well. Now that our common enemy is gone, those two won't be helping us very often.
Cyrus: There are still many war prizes left, including something new. It seems to be a spell scroll of NightBane's...
NightBane's Baby Teeth
E: For now we will let this castle stay here. It may hold many important secrets....
NightBane: I am here!!!! Show yourself!
NightBane: My, you are hideous!
Epheel: You are as much a monster as I am, Dracopyre.
NightBane: I have done as you wished. They think I have just run away to heal.
NightBane: I should rip you limb from limb for making me abandon my castle...
Epheel: You will thank me one day.
Epheel: Yes, you would have had a kingdom to yourself. But everyone has united against you. With all of their power-- the humans, the vampires, the werewolves--
Epheel: --and their weapons like the Darklaw-- they would have kept you in check. You could never have ruled over as much of the world as you liked.
Epheel: But now that you have listened to me, so much MORE will be yours.
Epheel: Nearly all of the pieces are in place. There are few who can stop us.
NightBane: Then I will be content to wait... for a while. And you had better live up to our deal.
Epheel: Oh yes... You will allow events to transpire without interfering, and in return... ultimate power shall be yours!
NightBane: I like the sound of that! Now, get your ugly monster face out of my forest...
«Scene: WolfWing lying beaten upon a dead tree. WolfWing opens his eyes»
After 2 000 000 Monsters Defeated:
«As above, starting with Callox. The war chest also contained
Shamelessly copy-and-pasted from UltimateAQ.com. Correction thanks to In Media Res.