Book 3 Introduction

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Time: 8 Moons Ago KoGuRai couldn’t feel his hands anymore. Everything from his shoulders upward was numb from hanging, shackled by the wrists for endless hours. Hunger gnawed him from the inside and exhaustion drooped his head, his long white hair streaming in front of his face. Though his senses were dull, and his head […]

Book 3 Chapter 1

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The Marked shriek echoed fleetingly from the cliff side, then broke off into a gurgle as cold steel constricted around its throat. ZenToYa twisted the two ends of the Bhinod’s chain between both fists, ripping the creature off the ground in black-foamed convulsions. The warrior’s  face was shadowed and haunted as he completed the deed, […]

Book 3 Chapter 2

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“Lucci, can we go now?” Suzume sighed, from where she perched on the crooked forest fence. She didn’t attempt to hide the boredom in her voice. Nothing could be more dull than this – watching someone doing the same thing over and over and over again. I don’t see the fun in it. There had […]

Book 3 Chapter 3

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Light knows, I hate Assemblies. TsuYa sat at the far end of the table, a forced position given in accordance to his place in the Ya family line. His mouth curved in a constant downward turn, as if breathing the air within the room was an irritation. It’s all a bunch of crazy creations derived […]

Book 3 Chapter 4

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Just hold your breath, stay quiet and hope that people forget you’re here. Not likely, Lucci knew, but hopeful thinking was better than hopeless thinking. If nothing else, that’s what Lord Zemi always taught him – how to try and make the best of things. Something about life, lemons and lemon aid. Whatever that meant. […]

Book 3 Chapter 5

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“I don’t believe you!” TsuYa complained, shoving her clothes into the open sack on the bed. “No! It’s you I don’t believe!” JouKa retorted, jerking the clothing back out of the sack. It was the third time that this particular set of attire juggled between the two. Disgruntled glares exchanged along with high voices and higher irritation. […]

Book 3 Chapter 6

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The Migration had begun. Winged people milled around, making it impossible to approach the Dragons in the fields. Still, Lucci kept trying to push forward, for once glad of his unusual height, which allowed him to see above the white feathers and hair. Suzume was out there somewhere. Lucci spent the better part of the […]

Book 3 Chapter 7

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“Go for the eyes, Lucci!!” SoYa cupped his hands around his mouth, giving a grinning call out over the practice ring. It was unusual to see Zemi Dreigiau stripped down to a set of oversized pants and a tank-shirt with his usually wild hair pulled back in a fighter’s knot. The Arweinydd held a padded practice sword in one […]

Book 3 Chapter 8

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The wild lands unfolded for Suzume like a tapestry, stretching as far as she could see. The sloped shoulders of the mountains sported a mantle of early summer green, passing into the haze of blue and purple as the peaks vanished on the horizon. Behind her, a cavern’s mouth yawned in tranquility that sifted from […]

Book 3 Chapter 9

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“Okay, Tsu. You take the back,” SoYa’s eyes were bright, the color intensified by the green foliage that framed his face. “I’ll distract him from the side.” “I think I should come in from the side and you get him from the back,” TsuYa disagreed, his hands tightening on the haft of his weapon. “I […]

Book 3 Chapter 10

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TsuYa stormed through the curtain of leaves like a tempest, the branches swaying away as he pressed through them. The weight of the stone was slight in his balled fist. Almost non-existent. What’s wrong? You wouldn’t know, would you, SoYa! His feet carried him away from the calls of his brother and father, eventually past […]

Book 3 Chapter 11

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“Can I help with something, Morh-AsaHi?” Lucci asked hopefully. She smiled at him as she placed the last fixings on one of the lunch plates. The fact that she was up on a step stool and she still hardly crested the height of his shoulder made him momentarily awkward. The feeling was fleeting as the […]

Book 3 Chapter 12

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“SoYa, are you back?” AsaHi called, wiping her hands on a rag as she walked out. The plates Lucci placed were sitting on the long table, though one already had a number of missing sandwiches. I swore I heard SoYa’s voice. He’s always late for lunch, or just eating and running. “Lucci!! No!” As if […]

Book 3 Chapter 13

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Lucci’s breath rasped within his ears as he raced away from the Compound. The weight of the scythe was heavier in his hands the longer he ran. A trail of shimmering silver mist followed him as he sped forward, mind searching for any trace of Master TsuYa. Though the great dark shadows spotted the sky […]

Book 3 Chapter 14

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KoGuRai? TsuYa felt his throat tighten, struggling against the nausea that turned his mouth nasty on the inside. His face was damp with sweat and his eyes stung from the putrid odor that hung heavily over the battlefield. The fight was sickening enough before, but the appearance of his old rival took it to a […]

Book 3 Chapter 15

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“Quick! This way!” SoYa grabbed AsaHi’s hand as the Esgyll swooped down out of the flashing skies above. He led her towards a nearby grove of trees, just on the fringe of the Compound. “Zento!” she cried, looking back over her shoulder at the lone winged warrior. The name almost made SoYa’s step falter, but […]

Book 3 Chapter 16

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The world had no feeling. It was neither hot nor cold, and nothing in between. No breath was drawn in the place between the mists. His vision was doubled. Then tripled. Sight that could see what was real. Twisted and shivering, it lay hidden under the guise of the literal. Layers of worlds upon worlds. […]

Book 3 Chapter 17

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“TsuYaaa!” the name ripped from Zento’s hoarse throat as he swooped down towards the splayed body below. He searched up and down the western edge of the main Island for any sign of his son. What he finally found didn’t leave him with any comfort at all. TsuYa lay face down in the grass. There […]

Book 3 Chapter 18

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The days dragged on as Suzume watched the summer roll through the hilly lands between the mountains. The sun became warmer and the sky more blue. Colors flushed the meadows in every direction. Though it was a beautiful place, the girl couldn’t find peace there. It was a long time since Suzume last received a […]

Book 3 Chapter 19

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“We are losing time and ground, Zemi. We need to make a strike against Zeromus,” ZenToYa demanded, pressing his palms down on the dull surface of the meeting table. “The more time we give him to lick his wounds, the more time he has to redouble his efforts next time.” “I understand that,” Zemi nodded […]

Book 3 Chapter 20

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-Stopstopstop!- the voice echoed in Lucci’s mind. On cue, the youth jerked to a stop and pressed his back against the smooth white Compound wall. Around the corner, he felt the presence of something living passing by, one of the winged people, he was sure. Even though it probably wouldn’t be a huge mess if someone […]

Book 3 Chapter 21

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It was not the same dream he always had, though he always dreamed viciously. This dream was more than just a dream, it was a dream-memory. Something he thought he forgotten in a lifetime long ago. It always started the same. Sometimes he was walking down a dirt path. Or sometimes he was walking over […]

Book 3 Chapter 22

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There isna much time… JouKa strapped her well-worn kukri along her hip, making sure that the buckle was fastened tight. Before the last battle on the Islands, few seemed to have any faith in the strangely shaped weapon, laughing at it if it had been nothing more than a big knife. She showed them. In […]

Book 3 Chapter 23

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Lucci didn’t know how many days passed on their journey. It was impossible to measure time in day and night on the Mainland. Everything was dark, and a storm always raged over their heads. Where are we now? The youth leaned over the map and scratched his head. When he looked at the little marker […]

Book 3 Chapter 24

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TsuYa was getting better at wolf back riding. Not like he had any choice in the matter. Either he learned how, or he was dumped by the side of the road. Zazo certainly had no intention of stopping for anyone slower than herself. Even as smooth at the She Wolf’s stride was, riding for hours […]

Book 3 Chapter 25

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Lucci breathed heavily as he scrabbled up the last few feet of the steep incline. Small stones and dirt rained down behind him in long, slender trails while he kicked himself up over the edge of the overhang. The youth never attempted to climb a mountain before, so in with that consideration in mind, he […]

Book 3 Chapter 26

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-Aur is sure not much of a mountain lion, is he?- Zazo scoffed as she sprung spryly from stone to stone up the face of the mountain. TsuYa didn’t say a word. It was all he could do just to hang on to the Arweinydd’s back as they made their way further and further from the safety […]

Book 3 Chapter 27

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For a while, there was no sound within the chamber, except for JouKa’s soft sobs that came every now and then. TsuYa couldn’t bear to look at her and couldn’t pull his dark eyes from the streaks of shadow that were drawn across the crystal tiles of the floor. Something within him felt heavy and […]

Book 3 Chapter 28

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AsaHi was walking out in the gardens when she first felt it. Though she wasn’t magic-natured like a lot of the people around her and couldn’t always sense things that they could, there were certain things that she could feel. Usually, the things she sensed were directly associated to Dragons. About 90% of the time, […]

Book 3 Chapter 29

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SoYa heard the air whoosh out of Father’s lungs as the warrior caught himself against the railing of the practice yard. Fighting to keep face, the winged man shoved himself back into the fray a moment later. SoYa had already backed off and released the mind powers that they were sparring with. “That was a […]

Book 3 Chapter 30

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Brunswik perched on the edge of the Island, making all the trees around him look tiny in comparison. His vast bulk carried the supplies shipping to and from Wyndor and the friendly Spiral tribes. Despite this, the huge crimson Dragon seemed completely unhindered. In fact, as AsaHi walked up to him, he was very much […]

Book 3 Chapter 31

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“I’ve been expecting you,” the Arweinydd’s voice fell from the lofty throne above. The scent of flowers was strong in the air and the sunlight played down through the fluttering leaves, as if nothing terrible happening in all the world. When Zento was younger, these things would have impressed him. Zemi knew that, and seemed to remember […]

Book 3 Chapter 32

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The strange lights finally stopped spinning behind Suzume’s eyes. It was something that came and went, just like the weakness and long periods of sleeping. The girl gave a soft yawn and stretched her arms above her head, curling her wings about her in the comfort of her bed. Maybe today I’ll feel better. Maybe […]

Book 3 Chapter 33

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As the darkness sifted away, things didn’t feel like Lucci expected them to. The last thing he remembered was the clash of steel and magic as Master TsuYa and KoGuRai met in the center of the Cynosure. The shouts of battle and the pressure of darkness closing in on them from the outside. The rush […]

Book 3 Chapter 34

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An ocean stretched out before them, as far as TsuYa’s eyes could see. I’m pretty sure that’s what it is, though I’ve never seen the ocean before. The Inner Realms was a completely land locked area. It had no access to bodies of water larger than Lake Tawelu, and even that was a solid two […]

Book 3 Chapter 35

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“There it is!” came the shout of an accented voice, ringing from between the trees. “Warriors to the front! Quickly, now, boys! Don’t tarry!” Shadows of the night stretched and bowed around KoGuRai, heavy with the feeling of many people hidden in the forest trees. His senses were blurry. It was difficult to remain aware, […]

Book 3 Chapter 36

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Lucci woke from a deep, warm sleep with a heavy feeling pressing down on his chest. Gasping, the youth attempted to sit up, silvery eyes growing wide as he fought to make sense of where he was and what was happening to him. In a sudden flow of thought, realization came back to him. That’s […]

Book 3 Chapter 37

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TsuYa knelt down at the edge of the stream, and splashed it over his face. He found that the Outterlands were more humid than the Inner Realms. Because it really didn’t suit his style to be sweaty all the time, it was nice to take a pause to rest and clean up. Though they travelled […]

Book 3 Chapter 38

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They sat on the crest of a hill, a place where the tall grass and flowers waved back and forth, shimmering in the dream-sway. The sun filtered down through clouds too impossible for reality to make. Light glowed along the crest of her neck and danced over her long white hair, giving the illusion of […]

Book 3 Chapter 39

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Walking through the halls of the Tu Family home for the first time, Lucci soon discovered why NaDo called it the “Shellab.” That’s exactly what it was. The whole structure was actually built inside of the hollowed-out heart of a giant shell. The walls sloped and spiraled, shimmering along with the blush of pale coral […]

Book 3 Chapter 40

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“So what do you think?” NaDo’s wings and arms extended wide, his short hair whipping around in the salty ocean breeze. His smile shone brightly with the great dome of sky as a backdrop. “What a view, eh?” Lucci found himself struggling for words, caught between the embarrassment of his earlier dinner time outburst and […]

Book 3 Chapter 41

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TsuYa woke to the distant sound of sobbing carried on the wind. His dark green eyes peered into the looming shadows with only the dying glow of the dim fire to outline the quiet campsite. Just as the sound came, it was gone, and he shook out his head, wondering if maybe he imagined it. […]

Book 3 Chapter 42

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JouKa simply panicked and fled. She wasn’t the kind of girl that spooked easily. She spent countless nights on her own in forests and in dangerous lands. But something about the dark, coldness of his eyes, the pure hatred he bore towards KoGuRai, just the force of his will alone. It was almost unnatural. So […]

Book 3 Chapter 43

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JouKa did her best to balance along the crook of Drok’s neck, holding tight to the leather-strapped reigns. They travelled the better part of the afternoon, and despite his outward appearance, Oren was enough of a gentleman to let her ride while he walked. All the while, Oren worked to impress her with colorful descriptions […]

Book 3 Chapter 44

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Lucci knew a lot of wondrous things in his life. Floating islands. Winged people. Talking dragons. Spirit watchers. But for some reason, the idea of a mechanical flying ship was completely enthralling. NaDo was more than pleased to show his creation off, and spent quite a bit of time detailing all of its intricacies to […]

Book 3 Chapter 45

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By the time KoGuRai regained control of himself, he was covered in blood. His first reaction wasn’t sutiable for a dark Champion of Zeromus. His head reeled back, body tense and contorted, and he let out an air-slicing shriek of agony. What have I done? He saw it all. He wasn’t spared one moment of […]

Book 3 Chapter 46

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TsuYa didn’t realize that he was so concerned until that moment. His dark eyes focused on the treeline, watching the trails of fading smoke plume like fingers into the sky. The smell of ashes and blood draped heavily over the forest. He hoped and hoped and hoped that JouKa’s trail wouldn’t lead into it, but […]

Book 3 Chapter 47

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“The X marks the spot, Lucci!” Master NaDo trudged out onto the sandy beach. His arms were wide open, expression proud at knowing exactly where to find the place they were looking for. As nervous as Lucci was, he couldn’t help but smile, “The what… marks what spot?” “It’s a saying,” the winged man clarified, […]

Book 3 Chapter 48

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“It can float over water, too?” Lucci declared with amazement as the Current Skipper cruised through ocean waves, towards the dark structure in the middle of the bay. “Of course it can!” Master NaDo proclaimed cheerfully. “A ship isn’t a real ship if it can’t take the water as well as the sky.” Their passage […]

Book 3 Chapter 49

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Zazo and TsuYa slipped through the bronzing late afternoon, nothing more than a shadow in the forest trees. The She Wolf’s head pointed straight as an arrow as she ran. He was just along for the ride. This whole chase was based off of Aur’s logic. He pointed out two major facts: Firstly, Zazo was […]

Book 3 Chapter 50

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Suzume was experiencing the same nightmare for a straight week, and she didn’t know what it meant. At first, she didn’t tell anyone about it, because it started out as only slightly unsettling images and feelings in her dreams. However, the more attention that she paid them, the more the dreams returned, until the images […]

Book 3 Chapter 51

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The young Sygnus carried NaDo from the top of the stone structure, back to the waiting ship. Though none of them knew how to fly it, using the ship’s map feature, they could set a course to the place called Shellab 1.0, which was the home of the Tu Family. KoGuRai sure knows how to […]

Book 3 Chapter 52

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AsaHi woke to a long, low rumble followed by a sharp crack. A jolt sent her sprawling out of her bed as the world tilted sideways. She scrabbled hand over hand to get a hold of her blankets, grasp her bed and get her footing. As she jammed her feet into her tall boots, she […]

Book 3 Chapter 53

September 11th, 2008 by
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Please, let me be strong enough. AsaHi gripped the thick white mane, lying flat against the huge white Dragon’s back. All at once, she felt very tiny and very vast. She was both the rider and the Dragon. She could feel and breathe the world with the immense senses of the Dreigiau. but at the same […]

Book 3 Chapter 54

September 25th, 2008 by
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They were falling into the blanket of rumbling darkness below. In some areas, the clouds exploded upwards, massive pillars that spun into the sky. That was where the Islands of Ceiswyr fell through, leaving a trail of stone and dust in their wake. AsaHi knew that under those clouds lay the cold, distorted earth that was […]

Book 3 Chapter 55

October 9th, 2008 by
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-Something terrible has just happened,- Zeni informed Suzume with a quiet chirrup. The girl already knew. She could feel it, deep in her soul, but she didn’t know what it meant. Somewhere in the distance, she could hear the mourning howl of a wolf. The sound sent shivers over her body. -Sister,- the Arweinydd spoke grimly. “You mean, Lady […]

Book 3 Chapter 56

October 23rd, 2008 by
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“TsuuuuYaaaa!” KoGuRai’s face contorted in an animalistic snarl. His dark eyes focused sharply on the warrior, full of hate and fury. TsuYa smirked and coolly wiped his blade off on the edge of his coat only to find, to his dismay, the black ooze ate right through the cloth. This time, this is it. “Turn […]

Book 3 Chapter 57

November 6th, 2008 by
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Lucci didn’t realize that his sword was drawn until he saw the quivering tip of the blade pointed at TsuYa. His hands were shaking. Tears stung his eyes. The whimper of Suzume rose to his ears from where the little girl hid behind his legs. JouKa sat, collapsed against a crate, her head covered with […]