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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 Four) – Hunting Unicorns

Posted in Chess With Agatha, Entertainment, Fantasy, Fiction, Novel with tags , , , on January 13, 2012 by darkjade68

Chess With Agatha…

And The Dark Fortress of Doom

A Novel by DarkJade

 

 

CHAPTER FOUR – Hunting for Unicorns

THE ENCHANTED FOREST OF ILA’S MORN

Jodan, Morr and The Blue Wizard Hemmingbyrd are riding around the Hemmum Forest of Ila’s Morn…

Jodan looking most robust in his finest Hunting Gear… Where as Morr, is in his typical all black attire, his skin fairer than ever… Looking terribly bored.

“Come now Jodan, how can you possibly expect us to find Unicorns… Even if they do exist, they are renowned for being… Discrete” complains Morr.

Meanwhile Hemmingbyrd sits off alone on his Galant White Horse, whose name is constantly changing, biting his nails in dismay.

Hemmingbyrd spits out a nail and “I tell you… This is not the way…” he exclaims on deaf ears.

“We shall find these Unicorns… And we shall bring forth Arodos… And the power of his horn shall be ours… It is our only hope of defeating The Black Army of Norawyn…” explains Jodan as he continues to ride.

THE DARK FORTRESS OF DOOM

Meanwhile back at the Dark Fortress, Iliad, the Fool, makes his way mock-jovially, down the corridor nearest Hemmingbyrd’s Chambers…

As he approaches Hemmingbyrd’s door, he pulls out what looks to be a Skeleton Key, and makes for the lock…

But before he can insert the key, the door slowly begins to open, until it is wide…

Iliad seems a bit concerned by this “Tis nothing… Maybe a wind” but stays on course, and enters the Good Wizard’s Chambers.

“WHAM!!” the door slams shut behind him, and he is alone, in the dark.

Quickly he rushes to the window, and draws back the great grey drapes which cover it…. And the Sunlight does burst in.

“There we go… Now to have a look around” Iliad starts to quickly go through many of Hemmingbyrd’s Drawers, many of which hold a multitude of additional Blue Wizard Robes… “One can never be too prepared” Hemmingbyrd often said.

“Stop thinking about him… Stop thinking about him” Iliad exclaimed out loud to himself, and hit his own head with his flailing hands…

Which may have explained why he hadn’t noticed the slowly growing Blue Storm Sphere that had appeared in the middle of the room…

In fact, it wasn’t until this Storm Sphere’s first Thunder Clapped, that he finally did notice.

“CRACK!!” it sounded, and Iliad stood straight up in fright… Not turning to look behind him… Until he finally did.

And by the time he looked the Blue Sphere had grown to about a foot in diameter… The Thunder Cracking on occasion within it…

“CRACCKKK CRACCKOOOM!!” with this Iliad jumped under Hemmingbyrd’s Dark Wood Desk…

AGATHA’S WORLD

Agatha sat alone in her dark apartment, in the middle of the room, as she often did.

Pondering the happenings of the day, and the last couple months.

“What is this Other Life that Agamemnon keeps speaking of… And… Why do we keep playing Chess… And… How is it we are able to speak Telepathically…” she ponders profusely to herself.

“Hmmph” she grunts as she digs through her M & M’s, looking for the Orange One’s… Her favorite.

When suddenly a cool breeze seems to begin to fill the room.

“Wow… Feels like someone turned the A/C on in here… If I had A/C that is…” she pondered this for a moment, and than continued on with her inner rant.

“Not that I should complain… It’s not like I have Friends to spare…” she tosses all the other colored M & M’s into the nearby waste basket, and continues to eat the orange one’s.

“No… Agamemnon is basically all I’ve got…” with this she appears to look sad… Not that you can really see her face in the covered darkness.

The room continues to get cold, and she gets up to grab her jacket “What the heck’s with the chilly air” she then heads over near the doorway to check if it’s coming from underneath her door.

And takes note of Elias’s Cherry Wood Cane by the door… And that’s when the dark blue glow came from behind her…

THE ENCHANTED FOREST OF ILA’S MORN

Jodan, Morr and Hemmingbyrd continue to make their way deeper into the Enchanted Forest of Ila’s Morn.

“This is ludicrous Jodan… There are no such things as Unicorns…” Morr complains.

“I’m afraid Morr may be right Old Boy, we’d best head back to the Dark Fortress before Nightfall… Who knows what Devilish Creatures might rise here when the Sun does fall…” Hemmingbyrd throws out as he suddenly brings his horse to a full halt.

Morr takes note, turns, and stops his dark brown horse Myriad.

“What is it old man?!” with this, Jodan now stops as well.

Hemmingbyrd sits perfectly still… And his Eyes grow blue… “I needs relieve myself… carry on, I’ll catch up” he replies calmly.

And so Jodan and Morr head on.

Meanwhile Hemmingbyrd continues to hold perfectly still… Not even casting a breath… In fact the only movement within the wood is that of the Light Beams that make their way through the Ancient Branches of Ila’s Morn… And the occasional buzzing by Fairy, as the forest is full of them.

The stillness grows…

“Where are you… I can feel you… But I can’t–” Hemmingbyrd’s thoughts are cut off with a Site like no other…

About 77 Feet away from him, there stands a White Unicorn drinking from The Enchanted Ila’s Morn Stream near by…

“There you are…” and suddenly the Unicorn looks up at the Watchful Wizard, as if it hears Hemmingbyrd’s thoughts.

When in truth… it does.

“There there, there old boy… You need not fear me”

Hemmingbyrd thinks to him. Or, her?

It’s Unicorn’s eyes seem black at first… But then lighten.

When suddenly Morr is standing beside Hemmingbyrd…

“You were going to keep this to yourself, weren’t you old boy…” Morr speaks with the calmness of death.

Hemmingbyrd is stunned that he didn’t hear Morr approach… But then again, no one ever hears Morr approach.

DarkJade-

PHOTO CREDIT – Enchanted Forest

Prologue

Chapter One – The Protector

Chapter Two – Another Life

Chapter 2.5 – Hemmingbyrd’s Dream

Chapter Three – Check

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 XXII – Into The Belly of The Beast

 

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ABOUT THE WRITER