eed of Theronia had performed on herself to seal the Black Spirit within her self….only difference was that hers wasn a Reverse seal.
A reverse seal actually breaks the active seal that has been placed on a Spirit host or vessel to suppress its power, once thats done the imprisoned spirit is then freed into the world taking the life of its host.
Dorians plan was to do exactly that and before the spirit escapes the mages will be there to quickly reseal it but into Dorians body, and just like that the king of Dorne will be invincible.
Perfect Dorian reflected on his plan, what could go wrong when Ive made it this far?
”The time is at hand people! I shall expand Dorne! ” He said aloud.
Only a handful of people knew about Dorians plan to take Beaunotique – his councilmen, his son and only a few of his trusted Dornishmen.
A knight stormed in running pass the mages and fell on one knee in front of the king.
”Speak ”, Dorian demanded looking at him.
”My king the girl ” the knight began.
”Oh no what of her? ” Dorian immediately got angry.
”She escaped….my king ” he said.
Dorian towered over him ”She did what? How? ”
”The boy….Altar Cleos betrayed us Your Grace. He took the girl ” the knight explained, ”They are still in the palace though My Liege. ”
”AMATEURS! ” the king barked angrily.
This cannot be happening! Ive worked too hard for her to slip away in my fingers! She will not escape me the king thought.
Black magic dust in the form of sand materialized below the kings feet as a tile then escalated with him in the air. Dorne used it as a surfboard and flew straight for the castle.
Before he left he told one of the mages not to stop the ritual.
”The girl will be retrieved ” he assured them.
The boy called Altar Cleos had a tight grip on her wrist, running through the open hallway. Diego just tried to keep up with his speed. She still couldn believe that the boy actually decided to help her. She wondered if hed thought of the cost of the situation his put himself in because of her. Altar was literally risking his knighthood for him and also if they were caught the boy would be shortened by head guarenteed.
They ran into an open room and a few knights stormed in.
”Get the girl. The boy is optional ”
Altar let go of her wrist and told her to run ahead, the road was clear.
Diego nodded and just ran. Altar unsheathed his blades and took out one of the knights easily. One of them had ignored him and went for Diego.
Altar went after him and jumped on his back slitting his throat. Diego stopped and looked at Altar who was behind her.
”Go! ” He ordered. Diego went on ahead. More knights appeared behind Altar and he decided to follow Diego instead.
”Get them! Kill the traitor! ” The barked.
Altar killed whoever got close enough to him while running after the girl. His swords were stained red with the blood of the Dornish lives he took without hesitation.
When Diego reached the stairs going down two knights were already downstairs running up to her to grab her. Altar appeared decending over Diegos head and blew a wave of fire from his mouth down at the Dornishmen. The men went down with an explosion that destroyed the windows and part of the ground floor.
Diego had flinched but the blast caught her too, but she recovered instantly.
e okay ” Altar took the chance to ask while helping her up.
Diego nodded. ”Yes, sir… ”
”Lets stick to Altar.
” Altar told him
”very nice to meet you
” he shook his hand
”well chat more when we
e out of here okay? ”
”Okay…. ” she said ” thank you ”
e not out of the woods yet ” Altar said.
They saw the exit doors and approached them, but Prince Daerason appeared with his teleportation technique. ”Leaving so soon? ”
Altar stood in front of her ready to defend her from anything.
”Leave me alone….please ” Diego said
”Im afraid I cannot do that ” Daerason told her ”You are my fathers grand prize….we cant let you just run along. If you comply it will all be over soon ” he pulled out his golden longsword.
He faced Altar.
”And you….i really thought that you had a sense of vision when you wanted to join us….but you
e stupid. And now you will die because of that stupidity. ”
”If i had a penny for eachtime people said theyd kill me ” Altar sighed.
”What do you want with the Pnevma? ” Daerason demanded ”you want to harness its power for yourself? ”
”Her power? ” Altar chuckled ”i have my own ”
”Then why are you risking your petty life for her? ” Daerason said
”I honestly don know ” Altar replied. ”So are we gonna talk or are you gonna come try and kill me? Im beyond reasoning with at this point ”
e aware of your current situation boy ” Daerason said.
From the broken windows Diego saw a giant fist of black sand from the outside and dived on Altar moving him. The fist destroyed half of the ground floor. Diego immediately knew king Dorian had arrived.
”The ** was that? ” Altar staggered to his feet.
”King Dorian….hes here ” said Diego.
King Dorian descended from the sky and stood there with his eyes scanning the big hole hed made in his castle.
Altar and Diego spotted him. ”This isn fun anymore…. ” Altar said.
”I dont think you can take him on Altar ” Diego clutched on his arm.
”Is that a fact? ” Altar protested laughing hopelessly.
”You will not escape me Pnevma….. ” Dorian announced.
”I dont think hes kidding….run to the wall to the gate. Thats your freedom ” Altar told him.
”What about you? ” Diego said.
”Im right behind you ” he assured.
Diego ran and did not look back.
Altar played with his blade then went straight for the king, ascended to the air and tried to bury his blades in his chest but Dorians black sand was already there acting as a shield from his swords. The sand grabbed Altars leg, swung him around then tossed him away.
Diego saw Altar flying pass her and crashed in her way rolling. ”Shit…. ”
”Altar! Are you okay? ” Diego stopped running
”Keep going woman! ” Altar barked at her staggering to his feet.
Dorian was already in the sky towering over him commanding his black sand down at them. The sand stretched around like an arm to crush them both but Altar knocked Diego out of the way.
Altar ran on the black sand going straight for the king. More sand materialized to stop Altar; the boy jumped and glided in mid air and threw his blade at the king , which he easily cast aside with his sand.
Altar shot a ball of flame from his mouth then crashed down rolling. The fire ball hit the king but when the smoke cleared Dorian had wrapped himself in a sand cocoon.
Dorians cocoon faded and sand appeared again this time as long rods rained from the sky. The boy quickly recovered and evaded the attacks clumsily.
Diego was getting closer to the gate, Altar used the little energy he had left to run after her.
Diego was getting slower, running out of breath but she forced herself to keep going. She had made it that far she couldn give up yet. The gate was just up ahead, secured with Dornishmen. She looked behind her to find Altar racing behind her with speed.
Behind him a giant face made of black magic sand had been brought forth by king Dorian; the face resembled the kings own and it roared behind them like a monster.
I won make it… she thought. The wave of sand raced after them even faster and she was already out of breath.
She was concerned for Altar who was on her tail. ”Altar! Run! ”
When she looked, Altar blew a fire ball once again from his mouth but this time he blew it at Diego.
”Uh? ” Diego flinched as the ball travelled with her under the wooden gate before it closed. A few seconds after the colossal face of Dorian swallowed the boy and smashed through the wall destroying it and the gate.
The impact of Dorians sculptured face turned half the wall that protected the castle into rubble, taking the boy knight with it.
The black sky was clouded with rubble and smoke. Dorian didnt care about the damage he had caused, it was all his property anyway.
Once his goal was reached it wouldn matter. The king descended from the sky panting and his son appeared beside him.
”Pretty sure you got them with that one ” said Daerason. ” What a mess youve made ”
”It wont matter soon ” Dorian replied. A crowd of knights and mages had formed to look at the action.
”What happened here Sire ” a mage asked the king.
”Nothing you should worry about. ” Dorian said, ” the girl has been neutralized ” he gathered all the scattered magic sand with a wave of his palm then it all evaporated. ” Let us continue the ritual ”.
Dorian walked through the rubble over the destroyed wall. Half the men that guarded the gate were wounded.
One of the men called the king over, ”My king….come and look. ”
When Dorian came to check they found the boy Altar Cleos buried under rocks unconscious.
”Is he alive ” the king demanded
Altar started coughing. Dorian smiled.
He jerked him with his foot turning him to face up. The boy was panting with blood everywhere. He was done for.
I will torture this one personally Dorian thought.
”The girl has been located ” the men called.
Dorian went to the girl followed by his son and a few men, there they found her crawling slowly, wounded and exhausted. Her jacket had burn marks on it.
”Why do you resist child? ” Dorian said to her. ”Dont make this harder than it already has to be. Let yourself be captured and this will end quickly. ”
Dorian stood in her way but she kept crawling closer to him. He could hear her sobbing. ”We are destined to be one….to rule Beaunotique as one. We will bring about peace…. ” he said to her, ”a world with no war. A world with one leader. One king. ”
Diego reached Dorians leg and clutched on to it. Daerasons eyes never left her, the wind blew through his blue cape. Diego faced the floor crying. Dorian bent on one knee and touched the girls hair brushing them with his hand. He saw her tears dripping on the floor.
”Do it. Now ” Dorian told his mages.
The mages took their positions surrounding Diego and Dorian. One of the mages urged the king to step away from her for the ritual to begin. When Dorian tried to stand up Diego didnt let go of his leg. He tried shaking her but she clung on him.
”Let go ” Dorian snapped.
Diegos face slowly rose up and she looked at him. Her eyes had went from a sky blue to a blood red colour. Her lips turned black and a crooked smile froze on her face. Purple gas started to steam from her body, like she was overheating.
”This isnt Diego ” she said with a double voice, a sinister voice.
”Don tell me…. ” Daerason muttered.
”This is bad ” Dorian said.
He rose up and kicked Diego away. The girl rolled on the floor then began laughing hysterically, clutching on her head.
Seeing Diego rampage scared Dorian alittle but for the most part it exited him. He was seeing a power that he would obtain.
”DO IT! ” he barked.
The mages held out their hands at Diego then they began their incantations. They all yelled ”Reverse Seal- ” but before they could finish Diego screamed at all the mages were scattered unconscious, including the king.
Dorian struggled to his feet but Diego was already on top of him in a blink of at eye, with her palm on Dorian face. Slowly a ball of purple hot energy manifested from nothing, the king felt the heat on his face.
Such speed Dorian thought gasping.
”DIE! ” Diego hissed at him with a voice that did not belong to her.
Before Diego released the blast Daerason appeared and grabbed his fathers shoulder then they were gone.
Diego released the blast into the ground destroying everything around her.
Daerason and Dorian were still caught in the blast but with minimum damage thanks to Daerasons teleportation.
Diego began to laugh again with her hair slowly turning into a red colour. She ascended to the sky smiling with her hand burning in purple energy. She got a glimpse of Altar Cleos laying their unconscious and her smile faded. The purple energy around her started to evaporate away and her transformation halted.
”She still has her human emotions ” Dorian said, ”Now is our chance ”. Dorian jumped to hie feet to went straight for her manifesting his sand.
Diego caught sight of him then powered up again. This time there a purple then while light swallowed up everything in an explosion.