Tuesday, November 29, 2011

My Spiral Mission: Protector of the Lore [Chapter 15]

Fire & Ice

“You should rest up Jeremy. Matt and Alric will pick you up in the morning.” Autumn informed.

“Uh, I don’t know where my room is.”

“Oh that’s right! You were in the infirmary for 3 days-”

“3 DAYS!?” He yelled.

“It’s not my fault you’re so sensitive.” Matt appeared with a smug look.

“It’s good that you’re here Matt you can show Jeremy to his room.” Autumn suggested before the two boys killed each other.

“Room? Why can’t he sleep in one of the dorms you have here?” Matt questioned.

Autumn leaned in and whispered in Matt’s ear, “You know exactly why he can’t.” She stood straight and smiled at both before she left the room to help the kitchen-staff start making dinner.

“What was that about?” Jeremy asked while going through the hallways with Matt.

“Nothing, really. She just wants to make sure you’re comfortable and safe.” Matt answered.

“I can take care of myself.”

“Sure you can…” Matt taunted. Jeremy smacked the backside of Matt’s head, laughed triumphantly and ran. “You’re such a kid!” Matt yelled, chasing him.

“We’re the same age, smart one! Haha ooof.” He collided with something that could pass as a brick wall. “Sorry, I wasn’t really looking to where I was going.” He saw that the collision didn’t affect the person with the hooded cloak. He wanted to see the person’s face but he couldn’t see anything just the person’s jaw. The figure nooded, grinned, and disappeared in a black puff of smoke.

“Jeremy, who was that?” Matt asked.

“No idea, looked kind of creepy.”

“Anyways, we’re here.” Matt gestured towards two doors. “The right one is mine and the left one is yours.” Matt took out his wand, chanted a few words under his breath, and both doors unlocked with a flash. “By the way, are you going to the talent show tonight?”

“No one told me about any talent show.”

“Cassandra Hexthorn is hosting one to lighten some spirits or something. Alyssa, Isaac, and Blake are going to be preforming.”

“What are they doing?”

“Alyssa is going to sing, Isaac will play the drums, and Blake the piano. They’re going to be preforming some song from a singer on Earth.”

“Cool, I’ll definitely be there!” Matt nodded and retreated into his room while Jeremy placed down the wand he got from Autumn and told Piggly, who had been quiet the whole time, to stay. “You don’t talk much do you?” He asked, but all he got in return was a snort and a flap of the wings. He was putting away his things when he heard a knock at his door. He grabbed a pillow from his bed because he assumed it would be Matt again. He slowly walked towards the door and slowly opened it ready to launch the pillow at his face. Before he knew who was at the door he threw the pillow and laughed “Got ya!” He looked up to see two girls standing in the hallway and neither looked amused. One was Sierra who was carrying a tray of Gobbler Munchies, and the other he did not recognize. “Oops, heh, sorry I thought you were Matt.”

“How nice,” Sierra commented. She walked into the room and placed the tray of Gobbler Munchies on the night stand next to the bed. The other one walked in and starting inspecting the room.

“Uh, hi. Who are you?” Jeremy asked. The other girl looked at him, smiled, and pulled out a bag with the life symbol on it.

“My name is Diana Wildheart. I am the one in charge of healing the students and making sure the rooms stay nice and clean.”

“Oh, so why are you here?” He asked.

“Didn’t I just say it?”


“I am here to make sure you are healing properly, and to make sure your room is nice and clean.”

“Healing properly? It was only a Freeze spell!”

“Yes, but it appears that while traveling here you got hit with Poison.”

“What! When was this?” He asked.

“Does he only hear every other word I say?” Diana whispered in Sierra’s ear.

“Most of the time, yea,” She giggled. Diana sighed and continued.

“You got hit with Poison after Matthew used Freeze. It was enchanted with Colossal, and since it is a Death spell it did more damage than it should,” She answered.

“Wait, I thought Astral magic was banned?” Jeremy questioned.

“It is. That’s what is making The Council worry. They haven’t told Central city yet but I’m sure they will. Whoever used poison must have done it to severely weaken you.” Jeremy stayed quiet, and thought back to the Festival of Peace. However, all he remembered was Matt pulling him aside and using Freeze. 
“Anyways,” Diana continued, “it looks like this room isn’t destroyed yet, and you seem to be fine since you are throwing pillows at people. I’ll see you later then!”

“Bye Diana!” He said. He looked at Sierra wondering why she was still here. She sat down on a chair, grabbed the wand that Autumn gave him, and started twirling it around.

“Hey,” She started, “have you seen, Angel?”
“Why are you here?”

The trio looked where the voice was coming from and found three other wizards staring at them. The one on the right was a guy who had an armored robe, boots, and a blue and yellow feathered hat. The one on the left was also a guy wearing a Black and red suit of armor, boots, and a hood with a top hat. The one in the middle was a girl who was wearing red colored clothes with fire symbols everywhere, she had red hair that looked like flames, and she had hazel eyes.

“I will ask again. Why are you here?” The one on the right asked, directed at Angel.

“We are from the Knights of the Twi-stars.” Kevin answered.

“I know that, but we both agreed to send a Hatake under lord RettSej’s orders.”

“I’ll have you know that I am still a Hatake.” Angel said.

“Not for long-“

“Exactly, I am still a Hatake until my grandson turns 16.”

“Which is in a few days.” The girl in the middle interjected.

“And who are you, miss?” Kevin asked.

“I am Sophia Firetalon, Fire Hatake.” She greeted.

“I am Angel Winterbreeze, Ice Hatake.”

“My escorts are Nicholas Sun and Alexander Jade; they are the head of the Dueling department here in Central city.” She gestured towards the two guys at her side from left to right.

“I’m Kevin Battleblood, and this is Ronan Dawn. We run the tournaments and host dueling parties at our base,” Kevin greeted.

“It’s nice meeting you Kevin, Ronan, and Angel,” She curtsied. “We should get moving.” They all nodded and teleported out to the commons. The Commons was empty, bare, and bleak. The sky was dark and cloudy and there was rubble everywhere.

“What happened here?” Angel asked.

“We don’t know, but we call them Shadows.” Nicholas said.

“What are they?” Ronan asked.

“They are dark figures with glowing red eyes. They are copies of creatures of the Spiral. Basically, an Animate spell gone wrong.” Alexander answered.

“Do you think a Death wizard could be behind this?” Angel said.

“We don’t know yet, too many variables to know for sure. However, we do know that some of our wizards have been captured. It’s a good thing that we could make a shelter out of the Spiral chamber or more people would be captured.” Sophia said.

“If they are just copies then why not just defeat them like when Malistaire attacked?” Angel asked

“We thought that too,” Nicholas said, “we thought that they would be easy like their copies. However, these are enhanced versions. They’re stronger and we just can’t continue taking them down without risks. These Shadows have been seen all over the Spiral.”

“Any idea what they want?” Kevin questioned.

“We don’t know that either.” Sophia answered. They crossed the torn up commons and entered Unicorn Way.

“What the heck are those!?”

Thursday, November 17, 2011

My Spiral Mission: Protector of the Lore [Chapter 14]


“Hello Jeremy,” she began and waited until the rest of the kids left the classroom, “according to the note Angel has asked me to get you a better wand, and to inform you of your mission.”

“Mission? What mission?”

“It’s best that you follow me.” Autumn got up and headed to a small bookshelf in the corner of the class and was inspecting each book looking for the right one.

“Don’t tell me you’re going to pull one out, and then the bookshelf will become a secret door?”

“What? Don’t be silly,” She pulled one out and opened it and kept flipping through the pages.

“So… what about this mission?”



“I heard you,” she stopped, scanned a page, and then smiled. “Your mission is a simple one. You are to go to remote location in Zafaria to retrieve a medicinal herb that only grows once every hundred years,” She handed the book to Jeremy with the page to the certain plant.

“Fortuniana rose?” The flower was a beautiful white that glowed and its petals exploded into an extravagant design, almost as it was handcrafted from the best artists in the world.

“Yes, and you’ll be accompanied by Matthew Winterbreeze and Professor Ravensinger. Your main objective is to find this herb and bring back as much as possible. You might encounter some bandits but you shouldn’t have any trouble.” She handed him a light silver wand with some sort of vine engraving from top to bottom.

“What does the rose do?”

“It is commonly used for a time traveling spell. However, when used in a potion correctly it can heal any wound and cure any poison.”

“Can’t a theurgist do that?”

“Not many can, only a special few.”

“Oh. By the way, why isn’t Angel coming?” He questioned.

“…He has a mission of his own and he can’t get out of it even if he wanted to.”

“You think leading them on a wild goose chase was the best decision?” He asked.

“Kevin’s right. We could have just left and they wouldn’t have noticed.”

“The fact that RettSej specifically for a Hatake to take part in this mission gave me a bad feeling about his intentions,” Angel stated. “Plus, this way they will be safe while we’re at The Arena.”

“I haven’t been to The Arena in the longest time! You excited bro?” Kevin asked.

“Heck ya I am!” Ronan answered.

They opened the Spiral door to Ravenwood only to see that nothing in the Spiral chamber has changed.

“I’m surprised there’s not a giant sign saying Central city,” Angel joked quietly so no one but them three could hear.

“Come on, the rendezvous point is in front of Bartleby.” Kevin instructed. They walked to the entrance of the Spiral chamber trying to not draw any attention to themselves as the Spiral chamber was filled with young wizards and their parent’s as a makeshift shelter. Some were looking at them as if they were a Chimera.

“Excuse me, mister,” a young boy who was about six years old called to them. They stopped and looked at the kid. The boy had red hair and sapphire eyes. He was eating out of a fruit cup and had a teddy bear with a wizard’s hat. Ronan stepped forward, walked to the young boy and knelt down to be at eye level with the kid.

“Yes?” He asked.

“Are you here to help us get rid of the bad shadows?” The young boy asked.

“Shadows?” Ronan questioned, stood up and looked at Kevin, and Angel.

“Yes, we will help in any way we can,” Kevin assured the young boy and smiled. The boy smiled back and skipped back to his mother, but not before giving a thumbs up at the three of them.

“Shadows?” Ronan questioned quietly again. Kevin and Angel shrugged as they reached the entrance. Once they stepped outside they instantly knew how bad it was. The skies above were grey, and ominous. You could hear thunder in the distance and the wind would occasionally pick up and whistle randomly. However, this did not stop Central city from making a safe haven inside of Ravenwood. You could see that there were wizards patrolling the area.

“Why are you here?”

Friday, November 11, 2011

My Spiral Mission: Protector of the Lore [Chapter 13]

The Note

“What class is next?” Alyssa asked.

The group stopped abruptly causing the other wizards walking behind them to grumble as they passed by them. Caroline, Mary, and Sierra mischievously giggled and gave each other a high five.

“It says ‘Weapons Mastery’ with Professor FireBlade.” Aaron shrugged.

“What are you all doing here?”

They all turned around to find Angel walking towards them with another person beside him.

“Hey Angel!” Jeremy greeted, “we’re just going to class.”

“Class?” Angel questioned while glancing at his grandson, Matt. The person beside Angel whispered something into his ear that the kids couldn’t 
understand much less hear, Angel nodded, and looked back at Matt.

“Well, haha,” Matt laughed nervously, “I think I forgot my wand in my room. I’ll see you guys later!” He was about the speed walk away when Angel spoke.

“Oh, and Matthew.” Angel called to him.

“Y-yes grandpa?” He hated when Angel called him that.

“I’d like to have a word with you after you’re done with your class.” He put emphasis on the last word.

“Ok.” He answered and walked away. Angel mumbled something under his breath and directed his attention at the group of young adults staring at him. 
He gave a warm smile, and reached into the pockets of his robe to pull out a note wrapped in a blue ribbon.

“Hey, Jeremy can you give this to Professor FireBlade? It’s kind of important.” He handed Jeremy the note, and Jeremy put it in his pocket.

“Sure. Angel can I ask-” by the time he looked back up Angel was gone. “Ugh I hate when he disappears like that.”

“Who was that guy that he was talking to?” Alexis asked.

“I don’t know. He looked kinda weird.” Sierra answered.

“You think everyone is weird, Hermana.” Blake scoffed.

“Hush you!” Sierra smacked his arm.

“Woman!” Blake yelled.

“Uh guys, I think rather than beating each other to a pulp we should get to class before Ms. FireBlade slices us,” Aaron interjected. Most of them nodded while Blake huffed a “fine”. They kept walking through the hall trying to remember the numbers above the doors. After a few minutes of searching they finally came up to the door of classroom 16E. They opened the door to find that there was someone sitting at the teacher’s desk reading a book. They entered the class which was adorned with swords, wands, shields, hammers, and any weapon you can think of. The supposed teacher looked up from her reading with a puzzled look.

“May I help you?” The woman asked, closing her book.

“Uh… Ms. FireBlade?” One of them asked.

“Oh! I didn’t know Autumn had a class this period.” She put the book on the desk, and stood up. “Hi there I’m Christina IceDreamer, but you can call me Icy.” She waved. The group looked at each other, and glanced towards the person at the desk. “Heh, well, I’ll be see ya!” With that she disappeared in a puff of smoke.

“Man! I can’t wait till I can do that too!” Isaac shouted. They all agreed and walked towards the desks that surprisingly were there this time. A few minutes into their side conversations some were getting bored.

“Are all the teachers in this place always late?” Jeremy asked.

“Not all of them.”

They turned their heads and went wide eyed as the teacher was sitting at the desk and looked as if she’s been there for a while. She gave them a knowing smirk and waited for the class to become dreadfully quiet. She sat back in her chair, crossed her arms, and cleared her throat.

“Good afternoon everyone,” she said, “in the past few minutes I have learned more about you than I should know thanks to your conversations…” some students blushed because they were telling some of their friends some really important ‘stuff’. Jeremy knew that he shouldn’t mess with this teacher at all. She was able to walk into a room full of students without any one of them noticing, and she was able to gather information on almost all of them by just observing and listening. “Anyways, I am professor FireBlade. I hope you are all here for Weapons Mastery because if you are not, you are in the wrong class.” Three or four students got up and left the class. The professor smiled, “good. Now let me continue my introduction. I am the Weapon’s master in this facility. I am the one that give wizards wands, swords, hammers, you name it. I mostly collect blades, which is why I am also referred to as Lady of Blades.” Some gears started turning in Sierra’s head and a little light bulb came on.

“You’re our aunt!?” Sierra shouted. Autumn’s eyes went wide with shock.

“You’re one of Cassandra’s daughters?” Sierra nodded and pointed at her two sisters, Mary and Caroline. The other students were watching them interact with each other occasionally giggling when they were telling each other jokes. ‘Oh yea’ Jeremy remembered the note that Angel gave him before class ‘better give this to her’. He walked up to her desk and pulled out the note.

“Um, excuse me Ms. FireBlade.”

“You can call me Autumn,” she insisted.

“Oh, ok. Well, Angel told me to give this to you. He said it was important,” He handed over the note to her. She took the note, undid the ribbon, and began reading through the note carefully occasionally her eyebrows furrowed like she was deep in thought. She looked up the Jeremy and back at the note and carefully put it in her pocket.

“How interesting,” She said distantly. She cleared her throat and addressed the class, “class is over, please gather your things and don’t leave anything behind.” Jeremy was about to head back with his friends until Autumn called him, “except you, I need to have a word with you, Jeremy.”

“Uh, ok.” She knows me name? “I’ll catch up with you guys later!” He called to his friends and they nodded and gave their ‘oks’.

“Hello Jeremy,” she began and waited until the rest of the kids left the classroom, “according to the note Angel has asked me to get you a better wand, and to inform you of your mission.”

“Mission? What mission?”