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Dark clouds gather around the Dark Sea. Thunderous lightning resound as if the howling of a wounded beast. As the darkness grew, a silhouette of a tall tower may be seen in the middle of the vast sea. The tower of Freya, the sealed shrine of the Demon King, Thanatos!
"Move it Old Man, we need to unseal Lord Thanatos quickly!" said a young man wearing dark robes.
"We don't have to rush, it is inevitable anyways. No one can stop us, The Dark Apocalypse!" exclaimed an old man wearing the same robes as the young man.
Lightning crashes again, and this time (need to fix characters) figures could be clearly seen atop the tower. Robed figures signaling the coming of the Demon King, Thanatos! Thanatos once walked Midgard, and it was pure chaos. Where Thanatos went, darkness and destruction followed. The ones who stopped Thanatos were two of the most powerful Wizards in Midgard, Alphea and Ries.
30 years ago:
“Surrender Thanatos, we have already surrounded you!” shouted the captain.
“Foolish human! Know your place, you have yet to comprehend what stands before you and you say I surrender? HAHAHA! Such foolishness, I shall reward you with quick death” brandishing his sword, Lord Thanatos bellowed like a crazed god.
CLANG! CLANG! CLANG!
The sounds of clashing swords can be heard as the Captain of the Pronterean Knights clashed with Thanatos, but it can be seen that Thanatos is only playing with his opponent.
“Support the captain! Priests, keep on healing him! Mages, ready your spells and release them as soon as you can! We need to bring Thanatos down!”
Orders were given out by the Lieutenant as chaos reigned over the battlefield, forces of Thanatos are also battling the Pronterean forces as well as the Geffen Mages but the main force of both sides are focused on the Captain and Thanatos’s battle.
“Sir, we need to help out the Captain, or else we will lose everything!”
“We are already trying, the Captain knows that as well, but we just can’t go in recklessly and jeoperdize the whole battle!”
Such were the exchange of words by the younger officers from the Pronterean forces that are backing up the Captain in the battle. But on the other hand, the Mages are trying to organized themselves, trying to find an opening for them to capitalize on.
“Mage Units, prepare to cast defensive spells on my signal, Ries, I leave the offense to you.”
“Consider it done! We don’t have much time; the Captain is just barely hanging in there.”
Alphea and Ries were giving out orders to the Mages, and after a few moments the response came,
“My Lady, we are ready when you are, please give the signal at any time!”
“My Lord, we are ready as well. We are almost done in casting Lord of Vermillion unto Thanatos’s position, but we require the Captain to get away as soon as we finish casting, or else we risk him being hit too!”
Acknowledging responses from the Mages then resound after a few seconds after the leaders gave out the orders. Then Ries conveyed the schedule to the Pronterean forces,
“Pronterean forces! We need you to prepare a Recall spell on the Captain, we will be attacking in just a few moments, if the Captain gets hit with the spells we will unleash, it is likely that we will lose him as well.”
“It is already prepared; please give us the signal so we can use the Recall Spell on the Captain any time!”
And thus, the preparations for the final assault on Thanatos has been made, both Pronterean and Geffen Mage forces are focused on defeating Thanatos while holding off the attack of his Demon hordes.
CLANG! CLASH! CLANG!
The Captain and Thanatos’s swords clashed again, but the Captain is slowly being out powered by Thanatos’s onslaught, even if he is being supported by a few dozen Priests and Priestesses, he will still not be able to hold on for any longer!
“You are commendable human! You have entertained me! I must praise your courage for lasting this long against me!”
“The honor is mine Demon King! To be able to fight toe-to-toe with you is a Knight’s honor, but I have to finish this soon. My family awaits my return.”
“Oh, you expect you will live through this I see. I fear your expectations will be a bit short-handed this time young warrior.”
The Captain and Thanatos kept on exchanging words while engaged in close quarters combat, but this duel will conclude in a few more seconds since the Mages' spells are almost done and the Recall spell is already at their disposal. The fight will be decided in this one final assault.
“Priests, Recall him now!” ordered Ries to the nearby high priests and priestesses.
“RECALL!!!!” chanted all the priests and priestesses who are supporting the captain.
“LORD OF VERMILLION!” shouted the high mages that have expended all their energy into this last ditch effort of defeating the Demon King, Thanatos!
As the cries of the priests and mages resound, a dazzling blue light surrounds the Captain and is quickly transported to a safer distance from Thanatos due to the Recall Spell. Thanatos who did not expect this was rooted in his place, out of amazement and was expecting an ambush but, slowly, electricity from the ground rises into the air, and gravitational and mystic forces started to manifest and latch onto Thanatos, stopping his movements. As the unstable currents in the air build up, lightning crashes down onto Thanatos and the surrounding area, and then again, and again. This scene was repeated for a few seconds.
“Yes! It was a direct hit!” exclaimed the High Mages.
“Is it over? Is the war won?” sighed the Priests while healing wounded warriors.
“Priests, quickly heal the wounded! Pronterean forces quickly disperse of the remaining Demons! We need to finish this quickly.” commanded the Captain’s subordinate in an effort to at least organize the now chaotic army due to their celebration of their so-called victory.
As cheers and orders were given out, a deep laughter resounded amongst the group of fighters. It was a sinister laugh, only belonging to one King, the fallen Demon King Thanatos.
“Surely you didn’t think that that kind of spell will finish me off? Puny humans! Know your place! It was fun while fighting your precious little Captain, but it seems you want to die rather quickly. Now feel the wrath of Thanatos! Come to my aid my servants, Despero! Maero! Dolor!”
Three spell circles were written on the ground around Thanatos, emerging from them are the summoned demons that represent, Death, Greed and Malice. They then quickly attacked soldiers and mages alike, tearing through their armor like it was nothing, and then.
The air gets heavy as Thanatos cast a high-level Area-of-Effect Magic, Meteor Storm! The skies grow darker as the meteors close in onto the surrounding area. Thanatos’s laughter can be heard over the loud rumbling of the skies.
“Everyone fall back! I will buy us sometime; I will try to divert the meteors’ path.”
“You can’t do it alone Ries, let me stay and help you. Thanatos seems to be enjoying it to the fullest and is ignoring what we do.”
Ries and Alphea planned everything while everyone moved out of the immediate area, priests also set up Barriers around the safe zone and are also casting their Recall spell so that they can instantly Recall both Grand Mages into safety.
“Spirits of Fire, hear my call! Guide your will unto my hands and bring fiery vengeance to our foes!”
“Spirits of Water, hear my call! Sprinkle your sacred waters unto us and let no harm befall my comrades!”
Ries and Alphea hurriedly cast their respective spells as to try to divert the meteor while keeping their selves safe at the same time, but Thanatos took notice.
“Pesky wizards. Your actions are futile; prepare to meet your fate!”
Thanatos quickly draws his long sword and charges at both Wizards who are casting their spells. Their defenses are still not in place, and the result is that Thanatos’s attack will connect without any resistance at all.
“Oh, what do we have here? Do you really want to die that much Captain?” asked Thanatos with an amazed look in his eyes.
“Either way, if we do not defeat you here, all of Midgard will perish.” exclaimed the Captain who had parried Thanatos’s sword in defense of the two Grand Mages.
“HAHAHA! That is the destiny of this world. To fall and crumble as my reign begins!” laughed Thanatos with contempt on his voice.
The Captain has parried Thanatos’s attack, defending both Wizards who are casting their spells with haste. The meteor is also speeding down onto its targeted area, but there seems to be cracks showing on it as result from Ries’ spell. Slowly the Meteor breaks down into pieces; the smaller pieces then are completely erased by the Fire Spirits summoned by Ries. As for the meteors that were not erased by the Fire Spirits, Alphea’s Water Spirits quickly cooled down the falling rocks so as to lessen the damage done to the surrounding area.
“Captain, take Alphea and leave this place. I will cast a high level sealing spell on Thanatos!”
“No! Let me stay Ries. We shall end this together.”
“Nonsense, leave this place Alphea, you still have a duty to do after I am gone.”
A faint light slowly embraces the Captain and Alphea, the Recall spell. They are then instantly transported to the safe zone with everyone else. The Priests immediately cast a Divine Shield upon the area where Ries and Thanatos are facing off. The meteor is still coming down towards them as he casts his Magic Sealing spell.
“Thanatos, everything ends here. You shall be trapped with me forever!”
“That is not very comfortable to imagine. I have no wish to be stuck to a Wizard for all eternity!”
With that Thanatos waves his hands, but Ries immediately sends out binding chains to hold down Thanatos. Thanatos is taken aback; he could not break the chains that bind him.
“What is this?!” exclaimed Thanatos, now showing signs of agitation in his unexpected predicament.
“These are the chains of Sleipnir. Be bound forever and never break free of these chains Lord Thanatos!”
“How can you control such godly item? You have surpassed my expectations Mage!”
“You have underestimated us Thanatos, which is your downfall. Humans will always prevail!”
As Ries finishes the Sealing spell, the meteor hits the area. But as the meteor hits, instead of exploding, it started gushing out huge amounts of water. This was the effect of Alphea’s spell on the meteor. As the meteor keeps gushing out water, Ries’s spell finishes with a flash, and steadily a broken old tower rises out from the ground. It stopped growing when it reached the top of the clouds. And a faint sound was heard after the tower stopped growing; it was the voice of the Grand Mage who has risked his life in order to seal Thanatos, Ries!
“The mighty Thanatos has been sealed. Let this tower be known as Tower of Thanatos! Keep it hidden with all your might.” proclaimed the Grand Mage who has sealed Thanatos.
“HAHAHAHAHA! I accept this ordeal. I shall be sleeping then, when the time comes, I will break free from this prison and bring chaos upon Midgard again. Remember my name, Thanatos, the Demon King!”
And thus, Thanatos was sealed up to this day. The tower as well as Thanatos has been forgotten by the people, but certain individuals still remain vigilant over watching the Tower as well as nefarious people lurking about, looking to unseal Thanatos for their own gains.