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Chess With Agatha (Chapter XIV) – Queen Sorceress Olamna

Posted in Chess With Agatha, Entertainment, Fantasy, Fiction, Knights, Novel, Writing with tags , , on March 16, 2012 by darkjade68

Chess With Agatha…

And The Dark Fortress of Doom

A Novel by DarkJade

CHAPTER XIV – Queen Sorceress Olamna

THE MOUNTAINS OF KREE

Far to The North upon the Mountains of Kree, The Dark Queen Sorceress Olamna, reluctantly makes her way down the Snowy Mountains upon her Great Grey Steed, Called Melancholy.

Accompanying her on Horseback Are The Eight Black Archers of Norawyn.

THE KINGDOM OF NORAWYN

IN THE NORTH LANDS

The Dark King Eterr sits on his throne, as his two Shadow Wizards circle The Great Green Orb of Da-tok…

“Queen Sorceress Olamna makes her way down the mountain My Lord, she shall intercept Agatha and her Party in two to three days I’d say” speaks one of the two Shadow Wizards, this one marked by an Eye Patch… Otherwise King Eterr could never tell the two apart.

King Eterr does not reply, but rather seems to go deeper in to Pensive Thought… His Blood and Hatred Surely waiting for Olamna to fail.

THE OUTSKIRTS OF YOKADE LABYRINTH

Outside the Entrance of The Yokade Labyrinth, Agatha’s Party mount their horses.

“I shall ride ahead” proclaims Morr who looks at Agatha, nods, she nods in return, and he rides off.

Meanwhile The Blue Wizard Hemingbyrd makes sure that the wounded Dark Fortress of Doom Knight, as well as the newly saved Sir Elm of Tardenwhal, are well secured to their horses, and are ready to ride.

The Great and Strong, and yet still weak, Form of Sir Lem of Tardenwhal rides his Great White Steed over to Agatha…

“I am forever in your debt My Lady” with this he reaches down and pulls her left hand to his lips, and kisses it.

Agatha smiles slightly, but is mostly a bit overwhelmed by all of it.

“YAHH LET US BE OFF!!” bellows Jodan, and so the Eight Dark Fortress of Doom Knights, Jodan and Sir Elm of Tardenwhal ride on in the direction in which Morr had already gone.

Leaving Hemingbyrd and Iliad The Fool back with Agatha.

Hemingbyrd rides up next to her as she gets on her mount.

“You did well Agatha… Your Father would surely be proud” he says with a smile.

“Yes Indeed–” Iliad starts to say as he rides by, but can’t get his horse to stop once more, and so he is gone.

“Silly Fool” speaks Hemingbyrd under his breath as he too rides off.

“Indeed I am proud of you Agatha… But remember, always stay several steps ahead of your opponent…” speaks Agamemnon in her mind.

“Yes Father…” she replies.

“Olamna” Agatha suddenly speaks out loud to herself… “YAH!” she calls out to her Steed, and rides off.

DarkJade-

PICTURE CREDIT – Dark Sorceress

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 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 XXII – Into The Belly of The Beast

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Chess With Agatha (Chapter XIII) – The Minotaur Orft

Posted in Chess With Agatha, Entertainment, Fantasy, Fiction, Novel with tags , , , on March 6, 2012 by darkjade68

Chess With Agatha…

And The Dark Fortress of Doom

A Novel by DarkJade

CHAPTER XIII – The Minotaur Orft

THE YOKADE LABRINTH

Agatha stirs and wakes.

“I awaken in the dark… The floor is cold, like stone… And there is moisture in the air… The last thing I remember was The Minotaur Orft was about to charge me, when Iliad like a “Fool”, which of course makes sense… As he is a Fool… Jumped in front of me just as Orft was about to strike, which ignited his Protective Yellow Ring’s Shield blasting both Iliad and myself against the Labyrinth wall behind us… It must have knocked both of us unconscious…”.

“Suddenly the chamber door is open, and but a peak of light fills the chamber… I can not see who opened it… But the door is now left partly open… I can see Iliad and, and the six Dark Fortress of Doom Guards chained up near me… All unconscious”.

“But I am not chained… And so I make my way towards the door, grasping the blue amulet necklace around my neck which Hemmingbyrd had given me as I step slowly into the light…”.

“Speaking of Hemmingbyrd… Where is he”.

“Focus Agatha… I move out of the chamber into a long hallway, which has torches mounted every fifteen feet or so”.

“There is only one way to go, and so I take it”.

“I notice great hoof steps imprinted on the ground as I go”.

“As I reach the end of the hallway, another door has been carefully left open… And as I step through it into a great chamber, I can hardly believe my eyes…”.

“Orft is sitting at what appears to be some sort of illustrious throne, and is feasting upon a great cooked leg of a beast… Tearing meat from it as he watches me… He’s also eating some sort of small fruit berries, and swigging what appears to be an enormous chalice of wine…”.

“He’s watching my every move…”.

“But that’s not the worst of it… Jodan is in some sort of Cage, meant to stop him from escaping should he become the wolf beast once more I’d imagine…

“And Morr… Tears come to my eyes as I look upon Morr who has been chained by each of his limbs, and is hanging above Orft’s throne… He and Jodan are both watching me as well… Jodan’s eyes blaring red… The beast in waiting… And Morr’s eyes bright yellow… Also… Waiting”.

“Your friends are of no use to you now Girl…” speaks Orft in a great growl as he continues to stare at me as he eats.

“Mustering bravery I didn’t think I had, I step towards Orft, and kneel before him”.

“Please My Lord… Release my friends… Take me instead” I plea.

“Jodan and Morr do not look pleased by this”.

“HA! I already have you” Orft exclaims as he tosses the large bone of the beast’s leg to the ground.

“Why have you and your party come to The Yokade Labyrinth… Knowing full well, that you will die here” he states more than asks.

“You must get to Morr’s black leather wrapped item” suddenly Agamemnon’s voice returns within Agatha’s mind.

“We’ve come to free Sir Elm of Tardenwha… He is a Knight and Servant of The Dark Fortress of Doom… And King Elias” I explain.

“Meanwhile I scan the room, and see Morr’s black leather covered item sitting on a near by table, still wrapped, and unrevealed”.

“Morr sees that I have seen it, and nods at me”.

“Your Knight is dead… You should not have come here” Orft growls.

Suddenly a voice comes from the back of the room.

“MAYBE NOT BULL HEAD!! BUT… ORDOVU!” it’s Hemmingbyrd… He stands in the doorway at the back of the chamber, a stream of glowing blue smoke surrounding him.

“HA HA HA!!” Orft laughs.

“You and your “Strange” words, and blue fire do not scare me Wizard!” bellows Orft who remains in his throne eating and drinking.

“MAYBE NOT… BUT YOU SHALL STILL PAY FOR YOUR INSOLENCE… WITH YOUR LAST BREATH” Hemmingbyrd replies as he begins to shift his hands around the blue glowing smoke, most unnaturally.

Just then, out of nowhere, a Giant Gargoyle Bat swoops towards Hemmingbyrd!

“SCREETCHHH!!!!!!” it screams as it grabs onto him mid spell.

“OOMFF!!” yalps Hemmingbyrd as he’s then tossed into a great magical cage which is fastened near the ceiling, the cage door closing immediately behind him.

“CLINK!!”

“Oh… Balancort” mumbles Hemmingbyrd in frustration.

With this Orft stands “HA HA Foolish Wizard… You are are no match to Orft and the Magic of the Yokade Labyrinth!” he exclaims as he reaches for his enormous spear.

“Now Agatha…” Agamemnon reaches within Agatha’s mind once more.

Suddenly Agatha sprints towards the table with the black leather wrapped item on it…

“HMMFF!!” snarls Orft as he hurls his spear at her.

Agatha catches site of the spear and suddenly her hair turns from golden blond to black once more, and her blue eyes glow fiercely, as she dives over the spear on its path…

The spear strikes the wall with a…

“PLINKKKKDT!”

And Agatha hits the ground and rolls, arriving right at the table… She quickly grabs, and unsheathes the black leather wrapped item and its a…

“UNICORN HORN!!” Hemmingbyrd suddenly yells.

“MORR!! WHAT HAVE YOU DONE!!” he continues.

Meanwhile Agatha stands forthright holding the white, gold, silver blue Unicorn Horn glistening in her outstretched hand before her.

“LIKE MY FRIEND SAID BULL HEAD… ORDOVU!” and with great ferocity Agatha hurls the Unicorn Horn at the Minotaur’s chest, striking him directly in the heart.

“OOOMFFFTTT” he cries as he falls and hits the floor with a…

“CLUMPFFTCLANK!”

With this Morr’s eyes glow yellow fiercely and he smiles baring his sharp fangs, and Jodan turns Wolf Beast and begins to howl!

“OWWWWULLLLLL!!!”

Hemmingbyrd in turn sheds two blue tears, which he quickly snatches from his visage, and tosses into a little blue velvet satchel at his side.

“As I approach the body of the Minotaur, I can hardly believe what I see… His body transforms into a handsome man, with dark brown shoulder length hair… The Unicorn’s Horn sticking into his heart… He lay there unclothed, perhaps no older than his late twenties”.

“Oh my god… What have I done” Agatha speaks without meaning to, and kneels down by the body.

“Sir Elm of Tardenwha…” mumbles Hemmingbyrd

Meanwhile the darkened walls of The Yokade Labyrinth turn to a white grey marble, and all of its dark magic fails… Morr’s chains, and Jodan and Hemmingbyrd’s cages disappearing with it.

Agatha’s hair turns golden blond again…

And just as she’s about to shed a tear in grief…

Morr in a flash of light is at the Fallen Knight’s body, and withdraws the Unicorn Horn from his chest, and Sir Elm spudders up a bit of blood.

“Oh my god… He’s alive!?” Agatha speaks in disbelief.

“The Unicorn’s Horn can not hurt an honorable man” Morr explains, and sure enough Sir Elm’s wounds close up as quickly as they appeared.

“It was the curse… And Sir Elm is not the only one” Agamemnon speaks to Agatha once more.

DarkJade-

PICTURE CREDIT – Ruins of Armiir

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 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 XXII – Into The Belly of The Beast

 

Chapter XII – The Curse

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Chess With Agatha (Chapter XII) – The Curse

Posted in Chess With Agatha, Entertainment, Fantasy, Fiction, Novel with tags , , , , on February 26, 2012 by darkjade68

Chess With Agatha…

And The Dark Fortress of Doom

A Novel by DarkJade

CHAPTER XII – The Curse

THE KINGDOM OF NORAWYN

IN THE NORTH LANDS

Within The Throne Room sits The Dark King Eterr, as his Queen Sorceress Olamna paces slowly around the Great Green Orb of Da-tok…

The Great Glowing Green Sphere is some twenty inches in diameter, and looks as though Green Smoke leaks from it.

“Tell Me My Queen… What does the Great Orb of Da-tok tell you…” questions King Eterr with Mocking Authority.

“They are within the Yokade Labyrinth…” she replies as she waves her hands around the orb.

“And what of the Minotaur Orft…” he demands.

“He has Struck Down one of their Guards… Leaving The Blue Wizard behind to care for him” she responds.

“Tell me about… Agatha” he says, which gets The Queens attention.

Suddenly she flies across the room, and places her long dark claw like fingernails against her King’s Throat.

“Worry you not about the Young Girl My King…” she says in a threatening tone “Her Power, shall be mine”.

THE YOKADE LABRINTH

The Party moves slowly forward, having left Hemmingbyrd and two of The Dark Fortress of Doom’s Guards behind. Including the one that has been wounded.

Suddenly Jodan raises his right hand in the air, indicating the Party to stop.

“I smell him…” suddenly Jodan’s eyes turn a deep red, and he begins to transform horridly into The Great Dark Wolf Beast, standing some eight feet tall, his fur almost black.

Jodan turns and faces the Party, his face that of a Great Wolf “Wait Here” he says in a growl.

He then bounds in great unnatural leaps forward, rounding the many curves and twists in the Labyrinth.

With this Agatha takes two steps forward “Where is he going??” before being stopped by Morr, who reaches over and places his left hand firmly against her chest.

“Don’t worry about Jodan…” he plainly states.

“You mustn’t let them harm The Minotaur Orft” Agamemnon’s voice suddenly returns in Agatha’s head.

“What?? What do you mean… He Holds My Knight?? Sir Elm of Tardenwhal” she thinks back to him.

Suddenly Jodan in Wolf Beast Form comes flying through the air, as if being thrown… And when he hits the ground, he comes out of Wolf Form… “RUN!!” he yells.

Out of the dark suddenly comes Orft, his massive Minotaur Form charging straight at the Dark Fortress Guards, as they try their best to throw up their shields.

Morr brings Jodan to his feet in one quick movement, and with his other arm tucks Agatha behind him.

Meanwhile the Guards are scattered everywhere when Orft strikes!

“Oommmfff!! Ummpphh!!” they exclaim as they strike the Labyrinth walls surrounding them.

“The Curse Agatha! The Curse!!” Agamemnon’s voice rings through Agatha’s head.

Orft is now at the back of the party, his Great Spear in his hand, he readies to charge again.

“What Curse??” Agatha questions Agamemnon.

“Stay here!” Morr says as he moves like light at the Minotaur, but is knocked aside by Orft’s Great Spear.

“Argahhh!! Morr yells as he strikes the nearby wall.

Orft then eyes Agatha, his black eyes gleaming.

“Orft… Is Sir Elm of Tardenwhal!!” Agamemnon’s voice echoes in Agatha’s head.

“Oh no” Agatha suddenly says out loud… As Orft begins his charge.

DarkJade-

PICTURE CREDIT – Vampire Lord

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 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 XXII – Into The Belly of The Beast

BLOG HOME PAGE

ABOUT THE WRITER