The Demon Realm Pt. 2 or The Not-So-Nasty Demon
SCENE 1: The Demon Realm - Swamp
Scene Opening: Picking up immediately where the previous quest left off, a nightmare-ish demon with distorted features, a dark red/black colour palette, and incredibly large muscles comes in from the right-hand side
???: Not so fast, human.
You: Another demon! Attack!
Nax: Ow! What did you do that for?
You: It says to battle you right here in the "Adventurer's Guide to Lore: Demon Edition"!
Nax: No, see, look at the small print there, right under my combat defences; "Only attack for large amounts of EXP regardless of morality"
You: How was I supposed to see the small text in the dark? And in my defence, you're very scary.
Nax: I have to be, how else would I survive? I... don't like fighting.
You: But you're all deformed and bulky!
Nax: I have a glandular problem!
You: Well... I'm sorry for hurting you. Happy?
Nax: Mhmm. What are you doing here?
You: It's a long story... a wizard and a demon got curious.
Nax: Story of my life. Literally. You shouldn't be here, it's dangerous. Most demons have very strong feelings about humans and their purpose as food.
You: I can handle demons. The strategy guide says I don't encounter any hostile demons until two scenes after this one.
Nax: No, you're on the wrong page... See, more small text, if you attack me the noise disturbs some nearby demons...
You: Oh no...
FIGHT (You can choose to equip Nax as a guest)
Nax: Come on, let's get to somewhere safe.
SCENE 2: The Demon Realm - Travelling to Nax's Lair
Scene opening: You are in a different part of the cave-like area, so the scene is very similar to previous except for the lack of swamp.
You: Where are we going?
Nax: My lair. It's the nearest safe place
You: Safe? Haven't I made it obvious that I can handle demons?
Nax: These cave demons... they're the lowest form of demon, reduced to hiding in the dark and living off scraps. But there are more dangers lurking in the darkness...
You: And why is your lair safe?
Nax: Because I'm scawy! Rawr!
Nax: It's also further up the mountain.
You: Ah, that explai--Wait, we're in a mountain!
Nax: Yes, we are currently in Citadel Mountain. Do you actually have any idea what you are doing?
You: Not really. I just go along with what everybody else says, and occasionally whack things with big sticks. It's what I do.
Nax: I'll have to explain later, after you've told me why you're here.
You: (A small, faint light appears to the right side of the screen) Sounds goo--What's that?
Nax: I was worried this would happen. They have spies everywhere. The walls have eyes you know.
<A female human, tall and muscular with fair hair and features - almost angelic - wearing very detailed armour - Black, with golden trim - with exquisite golden wings flies in, illuminating the area. She is carrying a large BFS.>
Nax: Human, we must run. That is Khimera, one of the Demon Lord's most feared generals!
You: Hold on... you're a Lorian human! What are you doing here?
Khimera: Another human? This complicates matters considerably. Well, what a predicament this is.
You: Come again?
Khimera: I have no quarrel with you, human, and do not wish to harm you. But I have specific instructions to kill anybody in this passage.
You: Firstly, my name is <<You>>. I wish everybody would stop referring to me as human! Now then, Khimera, it's awfully polite of you to not kill us. Perhaps you could go further and explain the situation to me?
Khimera: Hmm... I could always... no, that wouldn't work...
You: Hello? Anybody?
Nax: Shush. You are the first person I have seen who Khimera has not cut down instantly. Don't tempt fate.
Khimera: Yes, that would work. Okay human, I'm going to leave you at the mercy of these fine light demons here, and assume they get the job done. If you manage to survive, I will be none the wiser, and Monik will not know anything.
You: Sorry, but who's Monik? What are you talking about?
CKhimera: And now, <<You>>, I must bid you farewell.
You: You have no idea how frustrating this whole ordeal is.
Nax: That was close... Khimera never leaves survivors! Come, <<You>>, let's get back to my lair and I'll explain everything.
SCENE 3: The Demon Realm - Nax's Lair
Scene opening: You are stood on the left side, facing right, with Nax on the right side facing left. His lair has the same colour palette as the previous sections of the cave, but without the eyes, and with a warm orange-y glow in the atmosphere.
<Several hours later>
You: So, to summarise your excruciatingly long and detailed account of events, you're one of the few civilised demons in this corner of the realm, and Monik is the Demon Lord who claims ownership of this land and everybody in it?
Nax: Wow, I didn't realise it could be compressed into such a short explanation.
You: The diagrams and mathematical proofs also weren't necessary.
Nax: Hmph. If you say so.
You: I do. Now, who is this Khimera person? And please, keep it brief.
Nax: Khimera is a traveller, from the Overworld - The surface of Lore. She arrived at the citadel a few months ago, looking for someone. She left again soon after, and Monik's demons attacked her. We found some of the pieces, but... most of the demons were blown to bits. Monik took Khimera on as his general, and she does the job ruthlessly.
You: When you say Citadel... you mean the mountain? And who do you mean by "we"?
Nax: I told you, there are more civilised demons like me. You missed a lot of the explanation while you were napping.
You: You didn't stop while I was sleeping?!
Nax: I was in my stride, and you looked so peaceful. Do you always talk about PonyZards in your sleep?
You: ... so, tell me more about these civilised demons.
Nax: There are a few hundred of us, living in this mountain. Most live in the Citadel at the top, but some, like me, prefer to live down here. Monik attacks the citadel often, often sending small brigades of demons, but some of the strongest demon warlocks protect the citadel. I still feel safer down here though... I really hate fighting
You: Powerful warlocks? Perhaps they could open a portal to Lore... can you take me to the Citadel?
Nax: Why not? It's not like I have anything else to do down here. You're the most exciting thing that's happened to me since I found a small Luminopede in my ear a few weeks ago
You: What an interesting life you lead. Shall we be going?
<Scene change to the same background as Scene 2>
Luminous Mercenary (This battle has an altered background, with a cave opening to outside on the right hand side)
SCENE 4: The Demon Realm - The Citadel
Scene opening: You and Nax move in from the left side, coming out of the cave and into a clear red sky, with a slightly worn bronze gate on the right side of the screen.
Nax: We're here!
INTERLUDE: The Demon Realm - Monik's Castle
Scene opening: Monik (A Crimson Wolf-man wearing black leathers with pieces of plate metal covering certain parts of his body, thus appearing mis-matched) is sat in the centre of the screen on a giant, blood red throne made of stone, his prized sword Ragnarok (A long, blood-red broadsword with a curved tip and golden edges on the blade, and a golden, demon-esque hilt) hanging behind him. The walls are made of dark green and black emerald to compliment the red. Khimera enters the screen from the left hand side and dialogue begins.
Khimera: You called, Monik?
Monik: Yes, Khimera... my spies tell me that you let one live. Is this true?
Khimera: I hoped it wouldn't come to this... the deal was, I kill demons for you, and you tell me where my brother is. This was a human, from Lore.
Monik: If I tell you to do something, Khimera, you do it. That's how things work, and if you don't comply... then you'll never find your brother.
Khimera: You want me to go back and finish the job?
Monik: No... no, I have greater plans. It's about time we squashed their little civilisation once and for all. Khimera, lead my troops into battle and destroy the citadel.
Khimera: I can't do that Monik. Either you tell me where my brother is, or I'll blast you right off that throne.
Monik: You defy me?
<Monik stands up, and the screen tremors slightly.>
Monik: You have served me well, human, and for that I shall let you live. For now...
<Khimera flies off the screen to the left>
Monik: Fly away... fly, while you still have wings.
SCENE 4 (cont.)
<Khimera flies in from the left hand side and lands next to your character and Nax>
Khimera: I suspected you'd be here by now, <You>.
You: Did... did you just fly up a mountain?
Nax: It's complicated, <You>. We're only at ground level... the mountain goes deep underground, and there are many layers of terrain.
Khimera: We don't have time for talk. Monik is sending an army to take the Citadel.
You: Why have you come to warn us? You're his prized general.
Khimera: I have my reasons. Let's just say he didn't uphold his end of the bargain.
Nax: We can't hold off an entire army. We'll be slaughtered.
You: Not if one of your warlocks can open a portal to Lore so that I can bring reinforcements.
Khimera: That just might work. He will be amassing his troops ready to march, I'd say we have a few days until they get here.
You: Well in that case... we'd best start preparing.
Luminous Battle Armour
< Message edited by Khimera -- 7/25/2011 10:52:30 >