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Chess With Agatha (Chapter XXII) – Into The Belly of The Beast

Posted in Castles, Chess With Agatha, Dragons, Entertainment, Fantasy, Fiction, Heroes, Novel, Story, Writing with tags on May 4, 2012 by darkjade68

Chess With Agatha…

And The Dark Fortress of Doom

A Novel by DarkJade

CHAPTER XXII – Into The Belly of The Beast

THE KINGDOM OF NORAWYN

IN THE NORTH LANDS

KING ETERR’S CASTLE

Inside the Left Tower of King Eterr’s Castle, Agatha’s Party all stand ready…

“What are we going to be dealing with here Hemmingbyrd…” Agatha plainly states, her Glowing Blue Eyes Full of Fire.

“The Archers Agatha and I slayed at The Path of The Forsaken’s bodies are gone…” Morr interjects.

“Which means we’re dealing with some sort of “Necromancer”…” replies The Blue Wizard Hemmingbyrd with a scratch of a chin.

“Or Shadow Wizards…” interjects Iliad.

Hemmingbyrd looks at Iliad “Hopefully not Shadow Wizards… But Iliad’s right, it could be Shadow Wizards… In which case, be extra careful”.

“Other than that… It is hard to say who King Eterr has summoned to do his bidding” Hemmingbyrd concludes.

“Enough Waiting!!” Growls Jodan in his Dark Wolf Man Form, and he starts to head down the spiral staircase.

“Right” replies Sir Elm who then begins down the stairs, followed closely by the 7 Knights of The Dark Fortress of Doom…

Agatha’s next, followed by Morr and Hemmingbyrd…

Iliad is now alone in the tower “Oh dear” he says to himself, and then starts down the stairs.

THE THRONE ROOM OF KING ETERR

The Clawed steps of Jodan enter the now Empty Throne Room of King Eterr…

Though it is empty and dismal, The Great Green Orb of Da-tok hovers as it always does, before the throne…

Jodan starts to move slowly towards it, knowing that there is always a hidden exit behind the Throne, the only sound he can hear is that of his Claws, and his Deep Barreling Breath.

Hissssss” when suddenly a harrowing Hisssss comes from somewhere in the shadows.

THE NORTHERN HALLWAY OF THE THIRD LEVEL OF THE CASTLE

Sir Elm, Two Handed Great Sword Drawn, edges his way down the curved Hallway… Never knowing what might be waiting for him…

Just as he comes around a bend he hears something of the “Sound of Death”, and comes to a sudden halt…

FOOMMMMPHHH!! FOOMMMMPHHH!! FOOMMMMPHHH!!

Just as he does, Three Dark Arrows Strike the wall across from him, where his chest would have been…

Each dripping with a glowing green liquid poison.

“Good God” he says under his breath, and suddenly starts to run in the opposite direction…

CLANK CLANK! CLANK!!” makes the sound of his Armor as the “Sound of Death” can be heard some thirty feet behind him.

THE CASTLES CENTER COURTYARD

Morr has found his way out into the Center of the Castle, which is a Great Courtyard…

Within it are Many Large Carefully, and “Royally” Cut Bushes… Each in some Form that seems to take on a life of it’s own.

When he reaches the center of the Courtyard, there is a Huge Fountain, and by it’s side, one on the left, one on the right, are Two Great Metal Statues… One of a Female Warrior with a Great Spear, and the other a Warrior Man, with a Great Axe… Each standing maybe 15′ Tall.

“Ok… Suddenly I don’t feel as if I’m alone…” he says under his breath, and with this the Woman Warrior begins to move…

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PICTURE CREDIT – The Romantic

Prologue

Chapter One – The Protector

Chapter Two – Another Life

Chapter 2.5 - Hemmingbyrd’s Dream

Chapter Three – Check

Chapter Four – Hunting for Unicorns

Chapter Five – The Coming of Agatha

Chapter 5.5  – A Fool’s Heart

Chapter Six – Table Manners

Chapter Seven – Elias

Chapter Eight – West Bound

Chapter Nine – Red And Blue Forest

Chapter X – Yokade Labyrinth

Chapter XI – Vanishing Sky

Chapter XII – The Curse

Chapter XIII – The Minotaur Orft

Chapter XIV – Queen Sorceress Olamna

Chapter XV – The Final Piece

Chapter XVI – Agatha Rising

Chapter XVII – The Dragon Truth

Chapter XVIII – The Grey Dragon Tu Masa

Chapter XIX - The Stand In King

Chapter XX – The Game

Chapter XXI - Infiltrate

Chapter XXIII - Blood Games

Chapter XXIV – Stone Cold

Chapter XXV – Behold The Golem

Chapter XXVI - Iliad

Chapter XXVII – Trials

Chapter XXVIII – Shadow Wizards

Chapter XXIX – Diligence

Chapter XXX – Checkmate

Chapter XXXI - Farewells – The Conclusion

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Chess With Agatha (Chapter XXI) – Infiltrate

Posted in Castles, Chess With Agatha, Dragons, Entertainment, Fantasy, Fiction, Knights, Novel, Story, Writing with tags on May 3, 2012 by darkjade68

Chess With Agatha…

And The Dark Fortress of Doom

A Novel by DarkJade

CHAPTER XXI – Infiltrate

THE KINGDOM OF NORAWYN

IN THE NORTH LANDS

KING ETERR’S CASTLE

As Tu Masa Sweeps in to the Left Tower of Kink Eterr’s Castle, Agatha takes note of Morr who is scaling the side of the tower at an ungodly rate of speed…

Tu Masa holds flight mid air by the Window of the Tower…

“GO!!” yells Agatha to the 7 Knights of the Dark Fortress of Doom… And one by one they leap into the window, and go inside the Tower Chamber… By now Morr is at the window, clinging to the wall with one hand, and guiding the Knights through the window with the other…

Immediately upon entering the Tower Chambers, each of the Knights Draws their Long Swords… And readies their selves for anything.

Meanwhile outside the window Agatha nods at Morr, who nods back in return…

“I’ll call you if I need you” she says Tu Masa, as she holds up the Horn that Tu Masa had given her…

“Oh… You’ll need me” Tu Masa replies in return, in her now Dragon Voice.

Agatha then leaps through the window, followed by Morr, and Tu Masa flies away to let Moskk fly beside the Window.

Inside Morr approaches Agatha, reaches inside his shirt, and pulls off the Silver Necklace with the Blue Amulet that Agatha had placed upon him at the Path of The Forsaken…. Where they Captured The Queen Sorceres Olamna.

“Here… And Thank you” he says as he hands it to her… She reluctantly takes it.

“You’re welcome Morr” she replies.

Next through the Window comes Jodan in Dark Man Wolf Form, His Red Eyes Glowing, sending a jolt of fear through the Dark Fortress Knights.

And Then Sir Elm of TardenwhalHello” he says with a wave at Agatha…

Without thought Agatha jumps to Sir Elm’s Side, and places the Protective Necklace around him… “You may need this more than I” she says.

He touches the necklace and “Why… Thank You” he says with a smile.

Morr is not thrilled by this…

“What is wrong with me” Morr thinks to himself.

Meanwhile outside the Window a Bustle can be heard as Iliad does not want to leap through the Window.

“Go You Fool!!” Hemmingbyrd yells at Iliad.

“I’M OF NO USE TO YOU!!” Iliad yells as he looks way, way… Way down below.

“I AM BUT A FOOL!!” Iliad proclaims.

Suddenly, without warning, Agatha comes leaping through the air, landing on Moskk… She then grabs Iliad, and tosses him through the Window, where Morr catches him.

“OOFFF!!” he sounds as he lands.

He then pulls away from Morr very quickly, and adjusts his “Fool’s Attire”.

“No trouble here… I’m just fine” Iliad informs everyone, who all basically stand there staring at The Fool… Fearing he might be the end of them all.

Save Agatha who doesn’t doubt Iliad at all.

Agatha then leaps back through the window, followed by The Blue Wizard Hemmingbyrd, who in a Glow of Blue Light, Floats into the chamber, landing gracefully.

“You know you could have thrown some magic my way out there” Iliad suddenly says to Hemmingbyrd as he points his finger accusingly at him.

Hemminbyrd pays him no mind.

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PICTURE CREDIT – Dark Castle

Prologue

Chapter One – The Protector

Chapter Two – Another Life

Chapter 2.5 - Hemmingbyrd’s Dream

Chapter Three – Check

Chapter Four – Hunting for Unicorns

Chapter Five – The Coming of Agatha

Chapter 5.5  – A Fool’s Heart

Chapter Six – Table Manners

Chapter Seven – Elias

Chapter Eight – West Bound

Chapter Nine – Red And Blue Forest

Chapter X – Yokade Labyrinth

Chapter XI – Vanishing Sky

Chapter XII – The Curse

Chapter XIII – The Minotaur Orft

Chapter XIV – Queen Sorceress Olamna

Chapter XV – The Final Piece

Chapter XVI – Agatha Rising

Chapter XVII – The Dragon Truth

Chapter XVIII – The Grey Dragon Tu Masa

Chapter XIX - The Stand In King

Chapter XX – The Game

Chapter XXII – Into The Belly of The Beast

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Dark Rider – Winter Come

Posted in Blog Series, Castles, Dark Rider, Fantasy, Fiction, Story, Writing with tags , , , on November 7, 2011 by darkjade68

Far to the North East, Within the Keep of Madagor, sitting upon his Throne, is Lord Embul… And at his side, The Great Mage Whorn

Lord Embul awaits the arrival of the Three Dark Warriors of Heen, who Whorn had helped summon…

These Dark Warriors, along with Whorn, would Lead the Onslaught that is to befall King Wogtay’s Castle, and his Northen Realms.

Lord Embul is a bitter, older man, once a Great Warrior himself…

Now he simply sits upon his thrown, dishing out orders as it were.

His Deeds, at the hands, and mercy of Creatures such as Whorn and The Dark Warriors…

The First of The Three, was Prouhl… His soul made of Crooked Fire, and Ash…

The Second…

Idian… Ruthless… Wretched he be.

“But where is my THIRD!!” Lord Embel suddenly Stood and Demanded!!

“WHERE IS ROMLYDO!!”

Unbenownced to Lord Embel, Romlydo, the Third Dark Warrior of Heen, had been stricken with a Great Thirst from the Manner of his Summoning by Whorn…

A Thirst, that only the Freshest Virgin Blood could ever hope to Quench…

And so he had decided to Wreck and Pilage a near by Village before meeting Lord Emblem… His Thirst Desired the Living Hearts of  a Flock of unsuspecting Village Girls…

These were difficult times…

“So be it…” Lord Embul sat back down, resigned to the fact that Romlydo was not yet there. These were not Human’s after all

“I shall tell you then…” he spoke to Whorn, Prouhl and Idian.

Lord Emblem went on to tell them of his plan, his Bitter Heart Fueling his Rage, and making light of the thousands of lives that would perish under his thumb.

“UNLEASH HELL!!!” he demanded in his heartless tone.

And with a dismissive wave of his hand “Be off”, Whorn, Prouhl and Idian left to gather Lord Embul’s Armies, and head to the Northern Realms, and Castle of King Wogtay.

None Shall Be Left Alive…

TO BE CONTINUED…

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Part One – Dark Rider

Part Two – Dark Rider – Return To Bas’adia

Part Three – Dark Rider – Dragon’s Claw Tavern

Part Four – Dark Rider – Corwick’s Wish

Part Five – Dark Rider – Ambush At Fallen Wood

Part Six – Dark Rider – Shores of Evalon

Part Seven – Dark Rider – Scarlet Bandit

Part Eight – Dark Rider – Enter the Drow (Dark Elves)

Part Nine – Dark Rider – Nownyhall

Part X – Dark Rider – Breached Alliance

Part XI – Dark Rider – Hunted

Part XII – Dark Rider – Certain Death

Part XIII – Dark Rider – Rumble at the Village of Mond

Part XIV – Dark Rider – Moving On… Rodomor

Part XV – Dark Rider – Heroes Calling

Part XVII – Dark Rider – The Northern Realms

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