"The Haunting of Kincep
based on a book by Skip
you sure were in the right place?" asked Carthy the wizard elf.
Treeson the human archer noded "Sure." Violet the human
swordswoman stared at Carthy "Why? You scared Carthy?" she
teased. "Ha! Me scared?" Carthy replied "As if!"
"Stop it you
guys" Treeson said looking at his map. "This is our first mission
and I dont want to mess it up, a group of hunters visited the
hill recently, looking for wolf pelts but the wolves they found
were deadly, the mayor said he should investigate that mansion on
the hill," He pointed on an old mansion on the peak. "Where the
wolves where found, and some more creatures unfourtunely" Carthy
shivered, "What more creatures?"
hunters said they saw moving statues, giant wolves, zombies and
demonic eyes staring at them" Violet explain "Shut up Violet,"
said Carthy "Your just scaring me" Treeson noded "No Carthy, its
im ready, lets go up that hill!" said Violet, pulling her sword.
"Well said Violet, lets go!" Treeson and Carthy said also pulling
thier weapons. They started climbing up hill. They soon arrived
the the mansion's orchard. The orchard was many fallen leaves and
fruits sourrounding it. Many willow and oak trees still stand but
with no leaves. And many untrimed bushes scatter everywhere.
Treeson seemed unsure they not alone here. "Come out whos hiding
there!" he pointed to the big bush. An awful howling answered
"Who goes there?" a wolf emered. "Guys! Its breakfast" the big
wolf said, and five more wolves appeared. "Ready your weapons
guys, its a pack Werewolf Archer" said Treeson. "Lets go get 'em"
said Violet. Violet charged to the wolves, "Treeson, Carthy, the
moves we've been practicing" she said. "Ok, if you say so." said
Carthy. "Here it comes."
five arrows at once, his "Poison Arrows" skill. Next Carthy
whispered some words and exploded "Magic Missile" which turned
the poisoned arrows into poisoned missiles. And as soon as the
missiles hit the five werwolves Violet dashed in and sliced the
big one down. And without attacking the werewolves were
deafeated. "Nice job guys!" Violet said. "Wait" Treeson noticed
one werewolf was still breathing. "Who sent you?" The werewolf
shook his head. "You wont tell?" Violet asked looking at her
sword. "Wait, wait, wait!" the werewolf shouted. "Its Cali, the
"Where is he?"
the hedgemaze behind the mansion, on the exit is her coffin"
owns this mansion?"
Jaccobux Kincep, thats why its called Kincep Mansion"
did he let you in here?"
didn't, we came here on our own, unfortunatly we cant enter the
mansion because of his stone statues"
"What about his
with that the werewolf died."Okay guys, lets go to that hedgemaze
and end this once and for all" said Treeson. The three started
walking, until they reached the river, near the mansion. "Wow,
this is deep" said Carthy. Suddenly a man's voice has heard
"Well, what do we have here?" said the man. "A bunch of
adventurers? Scram our i'll kick you out" Carthy looked worried
"Were just heading to the mans--" Treeson stopped her. "Wait
what are you doing here?" he asked. "Well I was just, tree
cutting" explained the man. Treeson pulled his bow. "Wait what
are you doing boy?" asked the man. "What are you doing Treeson?
Its just a lumberjack" whispered Carthy. "I have an idea, watch"
Treeson replied. Treeson quickly pulled out an arrow and fired
it, "Stun Shot" skill. The man was shot, and unable to move, then
the man's body transformed into a wolf. "See Carthy, it isn't a
real man, its a Dire Wolf, a shapeshifter."
soon they sourrounded by a pack for three Dire Wolves. The three
wolves dashed to Treeson and with there claws they slashed him.
Treeson was unable to move, they were just to fast. Violet and
Carthy took action. Violet took her blade and slamed it all three
of them. "Hurry Carthy cast a spell!" she yelled. Carthy didn't
listen she was wishpering something and yelled. "Magic Missile"
The missiles hit the wolves, and Violet was quick enough to
escape and so was the wolves. "What? I missed!" Carthy said.
"There to quick"
you have any spells to slow them down?" asked Violet. "I have
one" said Treeson from behind. Treeson picked three arrows and
put them in his bow. He fired and hitted two out of three wolves.
"What was that?" asked Carthy. "My, Stun Shot" replied Treeson.
"Violet finish that last one of" Violet noded. "With plessure"
Violet dashed to the wolf and her sword began to glow purple.
"Sword Change: Purple" She slashed the wolf and backed away. "You
didn't kill it!" yelled Carthy.Violet giggled. "3-2-1" and after
that the wolf died. "What was that?" asked Treeson. "Sword
Change: Purple is a skill that puts poison into my sword, and
there are 6 effects more, each one a color" Violet
continued thier walk and soon arrive in stone pavement entrance.
Treeson pulled the two girls down and hide in a nearby tree.
"Whats that supposed to be" whispered Violet. "Look the statues
are moving!" Treeson said. "Lets attack them!" Violet said.
"Maybe there immune to something." suggested Carthy. "Lets try
Sleep" She whispered something and exploded "Sleep Spell" and the
Gaurdian Statues didn't stop except they came charging to the
tree. "Lets try poison" Treeson pulled his arrows and fired them
at the statues. The arrows didn't do much. "Okay thats it! Im
going in!" Violet said pulling her sword and dashed at the
statues. "No Violet! They have "Reactive Strike" which means if
you move they will attack you!" Treeson yelled, but it was too
late, Violet moved making the statues attack her. She was
knockbacked - HARD. "Ouch, little help here!"said Violet."Well
kill them later, in the mean time lets go to that stable."
Treeson and Carthy helped Violet up and ran as fast as they could
to the old stable. Suprisingly the statues stopped moving, "They
stopped?" asked Violet who was badly injured. "Yes, there
designed for just protecting the mansion" explained Treeson.
They arrived at the wodden stable, and sighed in relief. The
stable was dark, with tall walls and no windows. The horses
carriges where parked. The storage place for horses still remain
as well as the hay, but not the horses. Suddenly Carthy heard
something creaking. "The floor" she tought. But no, the wooden
carrige seem to come to life, and it was heading Carthy's
carrige, its moving!" Carthy yelled to her friends. Treeson who
was healing Violet stopped and looked on the living carrige.
"Look out Carthy!" yelled Treeson. Suddenly the carrige swoped
down at Carthy and smashing Treeson and Violet into the wall.
"Carthy!" Violet yelled. The moving carrige carried Carthy away,
to the hedgemaze. Violet and Treeson were injured but they stood
up in hopes of saving Carthy. They slowly lumped to the back door
and arrived at the entrance of the hedgemaze, no sign of Carthy.
Suddenly Treeason heard a loud "whoosh". An arrow missed them
just by an ear. "That was close" said Violet, pulling her sword.
Treeson and Violet backed away and found out that thier attacker
was gone. They ran to the hedgemaze and found out that the same
kind of statues from the garden shot the arrow. "Oh no, those are
Archer Statues!" cried Treeson. Two of the archer statues
prepared a shot and pointed thier bows in the air. "Treeson what
are they doing?" whispered Violet. "Hide! There using Arrow
Rain!" Treeson said. They ducked down, covering there heads and a
twenty arrows came raining down from the sky. "Brace for impact!"
The arrows one-by-one hits the ground and amazingly Violet and
Treeson had no injuries.
Violet came out
of thier hiding spot and swung her sword, and for the first time,
the first statue came crumbling down. And another swing and the
statue grab a hold of Violet's sword. "Careful, its thier 'Not so
Close' skill, which grabs a weapon and not letting go, unless.."
Threeson warned. Treeson pulled out a silver-colored arrow. He
put it on his bow and shot the arrow aiming for the statue's arm.
The arm crumbled into ruble and Violet's weapon came loose.Violet
took the opportunity and smashed the statue. Violet and Treeson
moved deeper into the maze hoping to find thier friend.
arried at the center of the maze. No sign of Carthy. Soon they
heard a long moan. "Ghouls" suspected Treeson. "Or zombies"
suggested Violet, drawing her sword. Treeson pulled out arrows.
There was silence in the maze. When suddenly, 'Ghouls' jumped out
of thr hedges, they opened there stinky mouths and offered a bite
to Treeson and Violet, they fell to the ground, unable to move,
and passed away.
asked Violet laying on the ground. "The ghouls used thier
'Ghoulish Bite' skill" explained Treeson. "Well, well, well,
what do we have here?" a red ghoul appeared. "Lunch? Nice catch
boys!" The other four ghouls cheered. "What is that thing?"
whispered Violet. "An 'Abyssal Ghoul Leader' " explained Treeson.
"Shut up! Our food doesn't talk" said the leader. "I'll make you
eat those words" Violet said, standing up. She slashed a ghoul by
the head and its head came off. As well as its body. "Their
trying to escape!" roared the leader. Three of the ghouls came
running to Violet. Violet with the help of Treeson managed to
kill the ghouls. "Three down, one to go!" said Treeson. And with
his bow he fired his arrow. The Abyssal Ghoul Leader didn't move.
The arrow came to him and suddenly a small black hole opened
beneath its feet. The black hole sucked the arrow. "They dont
call him an ' Abyssal Ghoul Leader ' for nothing. Be careful
Violet, that black hole will suck you into an abyss!" warned
Treeson. Violet dashed to the ghoul, to slice its arm. The arm
wiggled in the ground and eventually sucked by the hole. The
Abyssal Ghoul Leader used its other arm to claw Violet, knocking
her to the ground. She was getting sucked by the hole!
cried Violet. Treeson acted quickly, he pulled away Violet from
the black hole but, the force of the hole was too strong it looks
like there both being sucked. Violet had an idea. She took her
sword and stabbed it into the ground, Treeson got hold of the
sword and stood up, he helped Violet up and took the sword away,
but the hole got bigger and sucked Violet's sword away. Luckily,
they managed to survive. Treeson had a plan, he climed the hedge
and aimed his bow into the Abyssal Ghoul Leader, the arrows went
fast and struck the ghoul leader in the chest, which caused him
to collapse. The black hole got smaller and smaller. Until the
arrow that Treeson shot and Violet's sword appeared on the spot
where the hole once was. "Whew! Glad that was over." sighed
Violet. "That was a close one" said Treeson. They kept moving
into the exit of the maze. There stood a very old mausoleum,
where the Kincep family was burried. They opened the bronze door,
in shock, they saw Carthy's dead body hanging above a huge
her hands, she was crying. Treeson came close to him. "Its ok,"
Treeson whispered. He had a felling, somethings fishy. Then
slowly all the coffins in the mausoleum, slowly opened. "Welcome,
i've been expecting you" said the demonic vampire occupying the
big coffin. Vampires arose from the small coffins below him.
"Vampire Spawns" said Treeson, eyeing the carrige that took
Carthy away, it was parked in a corner. "Cali, the Vampire Lord I
suppose" said Treeson. "Yes, and who are you?" said Cali "Friends
of the weak elf?"
killed her!" yelled Violet pointing her sword to Cali. "She
didn't seem to put up a fight, she didn't move, maybe because she
was terrified" Cali laughed. Violet cried even more, "And i'll
kill you next!" She charged to Cali, and he didn't seem to move
and at a split-second, Cali seemed to teleport. "I see your
fast!" said Violet. "But not fast as me!" She dashed to him and
his minions and again Cali flew to the other side of the room.
"Treeson. what are you just standing for? Help me!" cried Violet.
Treeson belived it was their end. There out numbered. Eleven
versus two, and their friend dead. Treeson redied his bow and
pointed it up upwards. "This is for my friend! Arrow Rain!" with
that twenty arrows propelled into the air and rained downwards.
The vampires moved fast and none of them had been hit by the
arrows. "There to fast! I cant hit them!" cried Treeson. Just
then a voice, that sounded familliar, spoke to them. "Violet use
your sword change but this time yellow! And Treeson use your Stun
Shot!" Treeson and Violet both looked at the carrige,
alive!" cried Violet, hugging Carthy. "What happend?" asked
Treeson. "Well, when I was being carried by the carrige, I found
a book on 'How to be a Puppeteer' by Jaccobux Kincep and learn
the basics of being a Puppeteer, and when the carrige took me to
the vampires, I used my new skills and casted 'Puppet'" explained
Carthy. Cali inturrupted them "What your still alive?!?! Minions
attack them!" Then the vampire spawns where coming at them.
"Violet your sword change!" Violet almost forgoted "Sword Change:
Yellow!" she yelled. The yellow glow of her sword nearly blinded
Treeson and Carthy. One by one the vampires where reduced to
ashes. "Mainly the yellow change power-ups my attacks" explained
Violet. "Now its my turn" Treeson said. He pulled out an arrow,
and shot it at Cali "Stun Shot" Cali was surprisingly hit. And he
was down. The party approached him, lying on a coffin. Treeson
was going to pull his arrow when suddenly, Cali sprang to life
and bit him by the neck!
pulled out her sword and pinned down Cali before he could escape.
"Uh-uh, You've got nowhere to go" But then Cali began to
vaporized until he was a mist, he could easily escape. "Thats a
Polymorph spell, Mist Form" explain Carthy. The mist's eyes
glared demonically and before Violet knows it, she was frozen,
with fear. "Now his using his Dominating Gaze" explained Carthy.
Carthy helped Violet and Treeson up, "Come and get me!" cried
Cali, laughing menecingly.
thinking what im thinking?" asked Treeson. "The move?" asked
Carthy and Violet. Treeson nodded. "Lets do it!" they both
cheered. Treeson pulled out four arrows and Violet dashed the
misted Cali, when her sword glowing yellow, Cali return to his
original form. Treeson fired the arrows, Carthy recited something
and yelled "Magic Missle!" The four arrows turn into super-fast
missles, then BOOM! Cali was hit by the explosives, as soon as
that hit, Violet trusted her sword to Cali's chest and he came
down with a thud. Cali turn into ashes.
did it guys!" they cheered. "Now, i have one last thing to do"
Carthy said. "And whats that?" asked Violet. "Returning this
book" replied Carthy as she took an old book by the carrige.
"Lets go, I know who wrote this book." said Treeson. They made
there way back to the maze and trough the back door of the
mansion, which was surprisingly un-gaurded by those ston statues.
And up into the massive library. Books and books everywhere. And
on a wodden table, sat an old man, a ghost, reading. "Umm,
Jaccobux Kincep?" Carthy asked. The ghost stared at them for a
while and said. " I see you got rid of the vampires and wolves, I
thank you" The trio approached him. "We found this book on the
carrige" said Carthy giving him the book. "Thank you, young elf,
did you read it and mastered some of the spells?" Carthy noded.
"I see a future of an amazing Puppeteer of you, young elf" Carthy
smiled. "Thank you,can you teach me some spells, Jaccobux?" The
old man shook his head "Im sorry, I cannot, but maybe, I have a
distant relative named Timber, who is an expert of puppetry,
maybe you should give it a try." Carthy smiled again, "Thank
said their goodbyes to Jaccobux, and made it on their way