Warlock

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Prolog (v.1) - Prologue

Submitted: November 07, 2017

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''War... In order to save something dear, wars are waged. The selfish desire of wanting to maintain peace causes wars and hatred is born to protect love. In a time of peace, always be prepared for war. But can you really blame them? The Humans... They seek peace, yet at the same time they yearn for war. Thinking of peace whilst spilling blood is something only they can do. They're two sides of the same coin. To protect something... Another must be sacrificed. They ruin everything they touch, including each other.

Four hundred years ago, I met a man. He called himself The Warlock. But he was no ordinary man. No. I could see in his eyes that he had suffered far greater than any man should. Such pain had caused him to lose his sanity. His ambition to destroy those responsible was rather frightening, yet intriguing. My family and I joined him on his quest of evil and destruction. His enemy...? An ancient race said to have been around before Humans. It was unclear why he carried such hatred for them, but perhaps the story was not meant for Human ears. This man, after all, was no Human. The loss had turned him into a monster, tampering with magics and forces forbidden to mortal hands. However, somehow, he had managed to elude the bounds of mortality...''

 

Four Hundred years prior to where our story begins...

 

It was night. The moon sat lazily behind a tall, twisted tower of a huge castle carved into the side of a great mountain. It towered over the land below, gazing at a small lake that curved like a snake. It glistened peacefully. It was silent. But on the other side of the mountain, it was far from the same...

Suddenly, the black sky began to stain with a bright orange, grey smoke spewing into the air-

''Edmund!''

BOOM!!!

''Cassius!''

From another, smaller tower, a man was dangling from its window, another reaching out holding tightly onto his wrist-

''Don't let go!'' Edmund begged, his long, white hair flying around violently in the wind.

''I'm... Trying!'' Cassius replied insistently.

BOOM!!! CRASH!!!

An explosion of fire smashed into the tower opposite them and instantly fell to the ground. They both stared over at it in terror-

''They're coming!'' Cassius warned, panicking.

Edmund shook his head, gritting his teeth, ''I know! Just... Pull me up!''

Cassius struggled, trying to pull his accomplice back through the window, flinching in annoyance as his shoulder-length black hair blew around in his face, but a wound on his arm was preventing him from giving it his all. It bled violently, increasing in size every second he held on. He looked at the other man hesitantly as the wound tore, spreading further down his arm.

He glared back, ''don't you... don't let go!''

''I'm sorry!'' Cassius cried.

''No!''

Before Edmund could say anything else, Cassius let go...

Watching him fall, the Cassius closely examined the wound on his arm, dragging his fingers over it slowly, grunting. He sighed, but turned away, and suddenly, the yells from his falling friend sparked something within him - He growled, but turned around, racing towards the window-

''Edmund!'' he yelled as he dived out.

Falling faster and faster, streamlining his body so that he fell quickly enough to catch up with his accomplice, he held out his hand, reaching for him.

Edmund desperately looked up, also reaching out-

BOOM!!!

An explosion hit the tower they had just fallen from - It cracked and started falling, chasing after them-

''Ed... mund!''

Gasping in panic, Edmund grabbed Cassius’ hand, ''What are you doing?!''

''Don't let go of me!'' Cassius instructed.

Edmund kept hold of Cassius' hand as a thick cloud of black smoke started to surround them both, originating from his back -

Suddenly, a loud, high-pitched roar filled the air - From the smoke, a black dragon emerged, Edmund gripping tightly onto its back.

SMASH!!!

The tower hit the ground as more of the castle started falling - From the smoke and flames, more black colored dragons emerged, flying around like panicked birds.

Edmund stared down at the ground; it was swarming with thousands of people, all surrounded by golden glowing aura's. There were black dragons on the ground fighting them, accompanied by white dragons.

Fire washed across the land like water, consuming anything in its path.

''We need to land!'' he yelled, but the dragon didn't listen.

They stayed airborne, circling around, watching the battle below.

But then, an even louder, higher-pitched screech filled the air, startling the dragon as it wobbled around, struggling to fly straight.

''What is it?!''

The dragon growled lowly-

SMASH!!!

From the clouds above, a strange bat-like monster the same size as the dragon flew down and dug its claws into its back-

''CASSIUS!!!'' Edmund yelled as the monster swung around and sank its teeth into the dragon’s neck.

It screamed loudly in agony as the monster let go and backed away.

Edmund angered - ''YOU PIECE OF SHIT!!!''

He jumped from the dragons back as a thick cloud of white smoke suddenly surrounded him - A white dragon emerged, racing towards the creature, claws and teeth bared.

It screeched loudly, but the dragon dodged all its strikes. It flew above him and quickly dived down, grabbing onto its neck with its jaws-

CRACK!!!

The monster fell silent as the dragon let go, leaving it to fall to the ground.

But it couldn't rest yet - It dived down, chasing after the black dragon who was also falling

As it raced down, the number of people below was decreasing as the dragons fought them.

Among the black and white dragons were a few other different kinds: there were dragons which looked like they were wearing armor and were a dark red in color. Some were a golden color and others were dark blue, all fighting together, trying to fend off the huge hordes of golden glowing people.

The white dragon reached out its front legs and grabbed hold of the black dragon's tail, trying to slow down, just a few meters from the ground.

It roared loudly as it struggled, but as they came nearer to the ground, it let go, letting the black dragon rest on the grass. But then, the white smoke appeared around it again. As it cleared away, Edmund emerged from the smoke.

''Cassius?!'' he called, panicking.

The wounds on the black dragon’s neck were bleeding viciously.

''Edmund!'' someone else called.

He quickly looked up and watched as two other white-haired men ran over, followed by another with long black hair.

''Quinn! Cedric! Hadrian!'' he called back, sounding relieved.

They all stopped, standing side by side.

''C-Cassius!'' the black-haired man cried as he glared down at the dragon, ''what happened to my brother?!'' he demanded, crouching down beside it and examining the wounds.

''I don't know... We were escaping the castle and some Vampire-like monster swooped down and attacked us!''

''We are pushing them back, do not worry. Quinn, help Hadrian take Cassius to the ruins'' one of the white-haired men instructed as he stood beside Edmund.

Black smoke began to surround the dragon, quickly clearing and revealing Cassius who was unconscious, his neck and shoulders very badly wounded. Quinn and Hadrian picked him up and began rushing him away back towards the castle.

''That bastard... He'll pay for this!'' Edmund declared.

''He will not win against us''

''Cedric... Will he be okay?''

''Do not worry, my friend. He will be fine. We Teshika are strong; stronger than these filthy Warlock bastards''

Edmund stared at Cedric. He looked proud and determined; exactly the way a leader should look.

He grinned, ''he thinks he can beat us?''

''Do not get cocky, this battle is far from over. This may be the first of many to come, but at least every Teshika clan has come together to fight him. We, as one, are a force to be reckoned with. Come, Edmund, we could use your skills''

The two men then quickly rushed off, heading back towards the huge battle field.

But as they left, watching from one of the last standing towers of the huge, fallen castle was a cloaked figure, glaring down at the devastation below. His bright yellow eyes shined brightly as he scowled in anger. His pupils were like daggers, thin and slit.

The wind raced past him, making his cloak fly around violently. His long white hair flowed out of his hood as he stood there. Clenching his fist, he growled quietly.

''I need... To be stronger''

Then, he turned around and walked away, vanishing into the darkness...

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Scene - The castle - by myself

 

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The song used for inspiration for this entire novel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ccFSXgdv5U

 

 

 

 

 

 



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