--- "FOLLOW ME!" ----- FIND THE ELDER ! ----- Simon's Quest in the Secret Underground Castle-Realm ! ----- DWARF HALLWAY & PINK 'SNOW-CHURCH'! --- VIDEO GAME! --- CastleWORLD!

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------ ''FOLLOW ME!'' ----- FIND THE ELDER ! ----- Simon's Quest in the Secret Underground Castle-Realm ! ----- SECRET UNDERGROUND ICE-CHURCH! -----
Bizarre Underground World! ---- VIDEO GAME! ------- CastleWORLD! ___

 

 


**Simon & the Underground Castle-realm of Zelda.  Part I. Jovia to the Secret Elder's Palace**

 

NOTE:  (This is a story I wrote in 2018-2019.This is highly inspired by Castlevania I on the NES SYSTEM.)

 

 

 

 

 

The Grandmaster Magus' Plea

 

 

 

"Simon!

 

 

 

Dark realm-bearer of powerful infinite light!


Your presence is hereby requested by the Grandmaster 
Elder Vandorf!  Darkness ravages our underground 
realm!  Our towns grow desolate.  Our spirits forlorn 
with misery.

 

 

  Death follows all who defy the horrors of the 
Dark Queen Zelda and the dreaded, invisible Count Orlok! 

 

Desolation and treachery lie heavy upon our hearts!  Our hope dwindles as the last of our magistrates have vanished!  Her nightmare curse of darkness is transforming our townspeople into wicked infidels and monsters.

 

 

Simon! 

 

 

 

Use this ring of teleportation to reach us!

The Dark Queen, ZELDA,  has sealed the former secret passage to the Underground Realms, The King Elder's Portal, ensuring no one may ever reach us again!  The Ring of Teleportation is the only way to reach 
our realm! 

 

 

You are our last hope!

 

 

Simon!

 


Simon..."

 

 

 

The telepathic voice vanishes in a dark rumbling flash of trembling power, as you find yourself teleported into the hidden entrance of the beginning of the gateways of the underground town of Jovia.  Your quest begins here. 

 

 

 

 

Part I.

 

Your name is Simon.  You are a very alluring, handsome young teenage boy with tanned skin and pink straight hair that falls to each side of your head.  Your hair is shiny with very sharp bangs that are slick with a shimmering substance; they hang down in front of your eyes.

 

 

  Various glittering ribbons and strands of flashing silk are tied into your velvety hair, displayed in a bizarre, avant-garde fashion that makes your appearance startling yet mysterious.

Strands of neon hair fall limply into your tantalizing face before your eyes which flash forth in a piercing fury of mystifying desire within the darkness.

 

 

 

Long, pointy ears, gleaming in phantasmic essences, stick forth from each side of your head in a sultry and handsome fashion.  A sparkling green 'realm-bearer's headband' rests around your head. 

 

A telekinetic ring of teleportation rests around your middle finger of your right gloved hand.

Adorning your body is a great glistening cloak of enchantment with a pink tunic and sparkling blue boots of mystical darkness.  Adorning your hands are necromantic gloves.  In your flank rests a 'Magistrate's Whip of Necromancy'. 

 

 

 

 

Your first task is to find the rare bejeweled chest of the 'Elder's Secret Underground Mansion' that is holding the Map and the Blue Studded Shield of Zeal.

You are on a phantasmic quest to vanquish the dark forces of Queen Zelda and the accursed Count Orlok but first you must find the underground passage with the secret hallway that leads to the 'Elder's Palace' and the ancient dwarf-town of Aljiva.

 

 

 

 

Walking out from a small crooked door from a dark passage of an alcove, you step down the glowing steps and into the town of Jovia.  An eternal dormancy rests within the sparkling ether of this town.  --- Green and blue smoke wafts through the mysterious roar of the darkness.

 

 

 

 

An elder gentleman with a glistening blue-beard and long pointed ears rests upon a red staff of healing outside a green-brick vandalized Church; the exterior is covered in scrawling graffiti of sparkling desecration.  The graffiti glows in various, flashing rainbow colours while smoke rises from below.

 

 

The elder's overgrown, bushy blue eyebrows cover his eyes as a shining headband rests upon his morose brow.  A glowing cross of phantasmic, rainbow hues flashes in seraphic necromancy above the gateway of the entrance to the Vandal's Church.  Glittering and furry bats, covered in rainbow-glitter, flutter above the church.

 

 

 

The elder speaks to you, "Rare crystals!  Rare wares for sell!  Maychance you buy a token for a pretty jewel my son?"

 

 

  You jump over a snow-filled chasm in the cavern grotto to reach him and view his wares.  A glimmering waterfall flows from a dark doorway here into a sparkling, foaming tunnel of darkness below.

 

 

Bluebeard Elder's Wares:


Red Crystal of Belmont:  x200 jewels
Holy Healing Vial:  x75 jewels
Blue Iced Bread Loaf of Restoration:  x50 jewels
Red Candles of Power:x250 jewels

 

 

 

You decide on a Holy Healing Vial, one Blue Iced Bread Loaf and one Red Crystal.  You pay the  strange Elder grandsire the jewels and place the possessions into your traveler's cloak.

 

 

 

Further along the dark pathway you come upon a bizarre Christmas tree that is twinkling with flashing lights.  The tree is standing next to a dimly lit alcove with a strange red pipe that is releasing a green, flashing steam.

 

A flashing cloud of glittering smoke engulfs you suddenly.You seem to view trembling furry bats encircling you.  Their sparkling pink and blue fur glows with a mystic power of hypnotic darkness upon your eyes.

You shun their almighty, mesmeric darkness with a flashing cross.

 

 

 

 

A menacing, vicious dread falls upon you as you flail your Magistrate's Whip within the ethereal darkness.  The menacing gaze of the Pink Dwarfin Bats radiate and flash in a phantasmic power of zeal.

Their pink, furry bodies glow in an unknown, forlorn power.  Donning your emerald spectacles that shield your eyes from the blinding flashes of light, you withdraw a 'Holy Vial of Blacklight' from your cloak and thrust it upon the accursed darkness of the mysterious bats. 

 

 

 

 

Phantasmic, rainbow-coloured flames arise into the murky ether as the bats release a flashing blue smoke spell.  Their screeching, noxious cries echo within the mystical darkness of the hanging stalactites of the cave.

 

You flail your Magistrate's Whip in the air once more and slay one of the Dwarf Bats in a sparkling flash of glittering lights. - It vanishes into a glistening, black-lit foaming pool below.  The water glows from beneath with a mysterious blacklight.

A kind of shimmering, saccharine essence begins encircling you within the ethereal darkness.

 

 

 

Within the disarray of the blue, glittering smoke and confusion of the battle, you withdraw from the flurry of fur and sparkling power of the Pink and Blue Bats, through a little crooked doorway that is hidden in secrecy within the alcoves of the dark wall. 

 

 

Silently closing it, you turn and scurry nimbly down the dimly lit hallway.  You're following a glistening green pathway through the radiant darkness.  The path is covered in a thick layer of glitter and sparkling raindow-dust.  Little piles of snow and big Christmas trees sit along the sparkly walls in some places.

 

 

 

  Waterfalls glitter and flow in eternal mystery to each side as they radiate a spraying, all-powerful mist.   

You turn a corner to find yourself following a very low, dark underground hallway with many curious circular doors on each side, some resting across from glow-in-the-dark, sparkling chasms. 

 

 

 

 

Above you, in the alcoves and shimmering ledges of neon brilliancy, lay furry, unknown creatures that are fast asleep.  One has a furry green beard that shimmers in transluscence.

 

 

A great pink chest lies here next to a smoking pipe and you cast a black-magic spell of "Unlock", throwing it open to reveal a 'Purple Potion of Elixir', sparkling within a pile of precious jewels along with other unknown treasures. 

 

 

 

Placing these novelties in your traveler's cloak, you turn and gaze behind you.  All remains dark except for the glistening red candles with blue flames.  They are sparkling above in the unknown mystery of the dark.  The glowing flames seem to whisper mantras of almighty power and hidden, forbidden secrets into your long and pointy ears.

 

 

 

Glimpsing above you at the red candles resting within the glistening blue smoke, you notice a sparkling, shimmering translucent spell engraved into the red candles.

 

 

 'Enchanted spellcasting candles!' you think to yourself.

 

You viciously begin flailing your spiked Magistrate's Whip of Necromancy in the enchanted air of the glittering darkness, suddenly crashing two of the candles into a flashing spark of lights. 

 

From out of the fragrant smoke of the darkness, a little pile of glittering pink hearts, ice-crystals and loaves of 'blue mantra bread' lay in a sparkling heap at your feet.  You gaze in enchantment as you collect your findings. 

 

 

 

 

Continuing further along the phantasmic hall, you come upon a vertical room with many magically sealed circular doorways that sit across from a BIZARRE crooked pink Church on a drizzling snowy ledge.

 

 

You inspect the premises and find that they are inaccessible;  as if they only open from the inside.

 

In one corner lies a strange creature with a pink beard and bushy red eyebrows.  A glistening cloak of transmogrification lies wrapped around his furry form, flashing forth in a vicious array of splendour and colour.  His attire is grotesquely bizarre and his long ears dripping in rainbow-syrup.

 

 

 

 

"Welcome to the dwarf town of Aljiva, my child.  What ails you?  I sell wares!  How many  jewels dost thou have?"

 

 

From a blue, smoking pipe in a corner, a furry green bat flies down to rest on his shoulder.

You grimace in disdain and admit that you have no costly jewels remaining and must vanquish fiends to gain more. 

 

 

"Ah!  A phantom slayer has arrived in our realm.  Welcome sentient child.  As it were, I am quite a lenient and gracious soul.  Take this on my behalf." he says.

 

 

Here he chuckles viciously. --- The furry creature retreives a mighty red key and a green book tied in a silk covering from a shimmering chest that is hidden behind him.

 

 

  "This red key will open the doorway leading to the hidden passageways behind the water-works which shall lead further downwards to the dominions of the Elder's Palace.  And this rare item is a book of summoning and identification." 

 

 

 

Here the green, furry bat on his shoulder squeaks in fright as it gloats itself disturbingly on the sugary morsels of dripping, gleaming pink icing. 

 

"Ba Ha!  See how enchantingly nimbly it feeds on my homemade dwarfin pink icing-cake." 

 

Here he pets it admiringly.  "Would thou care to partake of a dwarfin cake of syrup, child?  A rare concoction to bestow on a visitor of such caliber such as yourself?"  The dwarf inquires of you, as his furry bat softly laps up a mouthful of the shiny pink icing.

 

 

 

You grimace and politely refuse, bowing low, as your sparkling ribbons in your hair flash forth in a blinding light of blacklit power upon the furry creature's squinted stare.  You begin to graciously thank the stranger for his kindness and hospitality.

 

You explain that you must continue on your way further along the secret roadway that leads through the underground towns.

 

The furry little dwarf-creature before you pulls you aside and brings a sparkling red candle close to its bushy eyebrows.  The large candle drips a kind of sparkling syrupwhile it gently releases rainbow-smoke into the ether of the subterranean air.

 

 

 

"Thou must find the Rib of Akahana.  She was a secret, mysterious woman who lived alone in the unknown quarters of the town of Victim.  That is very near the glowing pipe-works areas of the lower regions below us.  The Rib of Akahana will open the sealed entrance that leads further into the underground." He whispers, twitching his little furry whiskers. -- The furry bat swoops onto the dwarf's shoulder, appearing from the confines of a secret alcove above. 

 

 

 

  "There are strange whispers in the darkest of the underground night about mysterious vanishments of our people and nightmare ghouls.  They say the Dark Regents carry off people to be enslaved and trapped down there.  No one knows exactly where its located though.  Everything is not as it seems down here in this realm.  You must depart into the hidden, underground realm of Phantoms." he says.

 

 

 

" Farewell if thou must partake of this town."  The furry, pink creature continues, petting the malignant bat screeching on his shoulder.

 

 

"Continue further along the hallway and you will come to the beginning of the Waterworks Stations and the pipeworks that lead to the hidden gateways of the Elder's Palace." he finishes.  He scurries behind a large Christmas tree that has a large mound of snow below it.

 

 

 

Suddenly, a number of red and green dwarf-crackers twinkle in a shimmering display of radiant light near a dark chasm in an alcove below you.  A great overgrown mushroom rests behind them next to a strange building that has many pipes and vents covering its outer walls of sparkling cement.

 

The strange building has a sparkling, stained-glass window with fragrant steam puffing from its many pipes and vents.

 

 

 

 

 

An enchanted revelry of fireworks appears to be taking place in the underground neighborhoods and towns of Aljiva within the gleaming chasms of flashing neon snow below.

 

 

 

You squint your eyes and place your hand above your bushy blue eyebrows, to view the flitting shadows and scurrying furry bats.  --- Many bizarre furry bats and strange creatures are floating in the steamy grotto-foam of the splashing waves of the pools below.

Coloured syrup drips along the wet walls while divulgent glitter of phantasmic power rains down upon the furry creatures from above in the blackness.

 

 

 Coloured smoke flashes from below.

 

 

A 'dwarf firecracker show' seems to be underway and the town is invited.  You step down a number of glistening stairs and disappear around a neon blue pipe in the corner. 

 

 

 

 

The hallway's sparkling chasm below takes on a more abstract nature, as the glittering underground Christmas trees and crooked neon bridges shimmer forth in a nightmare of nocturnal power.

 

 

 

 

Mysterious, circular Dwarf Doors continue onwards on each side in the darkness for as far as you can see.  Little devices, that resemble large machines, lay covered in dimly-lit flashing lights near many of the Christmas trees.  Still, others have pipes that puff away in a green and red smoke upon the air. 

 

 

 

 

No accessible route lies evident that leads across the sparkling chasms in the dark.

Large, dripping mushrooms are sitting in glowing alcoves from above you.  Snow rests along the walls as a type of thick syrup drips along the bulky, speckled limestone.

 

 

 You view rare and sparkling crystals shining in the dark, rocky chasms below. ---- Red, blue and green furry bats flap to and fro and sway within the smoky ether below in the chasms.  ---- Other strange furry creatures screech from above you in the forlorn alcoves. 

 

Their mesmeric and furry paws drip in sparkling ether.  Their furry whiskers and covered in shiny pink rainbow-syrup.

 

 

 

Occasionally, after many miles of walking along this hallway in the dark, you glance above you and witness various bluebearded creatures nimbly hopping into pipes and doorways that disappear and vanish into the dark. --- They are dressed in shiny wet clothes that are covered in rainbow essences.  Their garb is bizarre and very mysterious; not easy to describe.

 

 

Where they are headed you know not.  Some have what appears to be young furry children scurrying after them carrying sparkling whips and twinkling candles to light their path. 

 

 

 

 

 

Various glowing walkways lead over the sparkling chasms to bewildering ledges and pathways above you. 

 

 

A strange creature rests below you in the dark operating a flashing machine that puffs out an electrical pink-smoke.

 

You withdraw your whip and slowly continue onwards, gazing around you in fright and anticipation.  Of what bizarre secrets this underground realm may hold you cannot fathom.  Many unkown novelties of the dwarfin beings, unknown to other creatures, rest down here and you light your shimmering purple candle, flashing the spark of light forth into the dark.

 

 

 

 

Coming upon a series of glowing doors that are covered with glow-in-the-dark posters, with candles and pipes hanging along the walls  in alcoves directly above, you witness a dwarf woman in a neon cloak with light blue hair and donning a sparkling pink tiara; it  seems to spark forth in blinding light and enchant your soul from within its depths.

She has very large and pointy heels on her feet that sparkle in a decadent light.

 

 

She is pacing to and fro outside the 'Shopkeeper's Palace' of the town of 'Mynxmare'.

 

As you scurry near her, you see a very cute and large furry Dwarf-Bat resting on the young woman's shoulder.  It seems to be wearing a red device on its head that flashes a light wildly about to and fro.  Dark red and blue furry Town Bats flap near the townspeople in tragic disarray.

 

 

 

 

"You must seek the shelter during the evening, my child!  The curse of nightmare begins when darkness descends.  Travesty!  What a horrible evening to have a curse, my child!"  She cries upon the fell air, as another dwarfin being scurries by you.  They are holding a green candle that glows in the dark.  They disappear around a dark corner and hop into a hidden pipe that is sticking out from a shimmering-wet wall.

 

 

 

  Other low peals of mirth and frightening laughter echo upon the dark of the ether.  The tones resemble neither male nor female yet a distinct quality of the surreal and foreign rests hauntingly within the tone.

Little bluebearded creatures scatter to and fro from a circular doorway that is sitting in a glowing alcove.  It lies across from you with a flashing sign above reading, "Tavern's Entrance". 

 

 

 

Some appear to be playing pacing back and forth outside where big piles of snow are sitting, while others rest within the sparkling ledges, splashing the Christmas trees and presents with a glittering syrup of rainbow colours, conversing with nearby strangers. 

 

Their banter and jostling manner intrigues your curiousity further as you gaze for awhile.

Other shop's signs glow and flash above them each in-turn.  Evident are many that read: ToolShop, Armory, Pawn Shop, Inn and KeyShop.

 

 

 

 

You turn to the frightened dwarf woman to tell her of your impending journey and your search for the Elder's Hidden Palace to find the map and 'Blue studded shield'.  The poor woman pets the Pink Dwarf Bat the entire time you relay your story. 

 

 

 

 

 

Finally, she turns to you and whispers, "The Elder's Palace is hidden deep below us in the Pipe-works Region.  If thou must find him then you must bring a Flute of Brynmaer." she says, taking a bite out of a thick pink cake that is topped with green icing.

 

"Continue along the hallway, knock down the green and blue gateway with a Mattock and then follow the waterway chasms until you come upon the underground Christmas-town of Brynmaer.  Speak with the townspeople there and the shopkeeper to purchase the Flute of Brynmaer.  You will need this item to open the way to the Elder's Palace." she says.

 

Two large ears shimmer with light from above the tiara on her head, as she continues, " From Brynmaer you must find the hidden pipe that leads down into the Elder's Mansion."

 

She continues in a forlorn, morose manner. "Beware!  Red Ambassadors, Bats, Regents and other unknown phantasm of wicked evil rests beyond the dwarf's waterways where the great waterfalls and other secret neighborhoods are.  To the land of phantoms you must travel and you will reveal its hidden secrets.  Cunning and courage are needed in earnest to brave the dangers ahead!  Take this map of the Chasms of the Waterfalls and the pathway to the Town of Brynmaer, child!  It may be useful in your search!"

 

 

 

 

Here she gives you a red coloured map and scurries off, disappearing into a flashing pipe in a tunnel of the darkness.  You unroll the parchment and study the contents.  It appears that you must continue down the main hallway thoroughfare, which is one of the main transit and transportation systems of the underground, to continue further in your dark quest of mystery.

 

 

 

 

However, before you begin further on your journey, you gaze upon a smoking, shimmering waterfall that foams in a vicious brilliancy to your right.  A very large Christmas tree sits directly in front and a neon sign flashes on and off from above.  It reads, "OUT OF ORDER.  ZELDA'S UNDERGROUND TELEPORT."

 

 

 

You notice a sparkling prism of light from behind the mesmerizing sheen of the waters.

 

You flash the light of your red candle forth into its entrance of the alcove.  After the green smoke evaporates, you notice a hidden, glittering red pipe with another bizarre, crooked doorway hidden in the darkness behind the waterfall.  Holding your breath, you nimbly jump through and study the magical environs. 

 

 

 

 

Next to the foaming waterfall there lies a great chest embellished with rare jewels.  You open it to reveal a sparkling blue mattock with a studded hilt of ruby gemstones.

 

 

 

You gaze in wonder as you place it in your hands and walk near the pipe.

 

 

Gazing within its dark, dripping entranceway, you feel a slight breeze of bewildering air coming from deep within and audibly hear the hum and whirr of machinery far below.  A strange fragrance of icy-allure tempts your senses as it wafts alluringly from the dark interior of the pipe.

 

 

  A hum of indescribable, bizarre voices and soft tramp of marching feet is audible from within the mysterious darkness of the underworld realms far below. 

 

 

A twinkling Christmas tree with a big pile of presents sits in an alcove above the pipe.

 

 

A sign in glowing blue script rests above that reads, "BEWARE ZELDA - THE HIGH COUNCILOR OF THE MAGISTRATES!  THE SECRET REGENTS-TOWN LIES FAR BELOW.  ENTER IF YOU DARE!" 

 

 

 

THE END?

 

 


Copyright 2019 ETHAN WRITES.  All Rights Reserved.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

**Simon & the Underground Castle-realm of Zelda.  Part I. Jovia to the Secret Elder's Palace**

 

NOTE:  (This is a story I wrote in 2018-2019.This is highly inspired by Castlevania I on the NES SYSTEM.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Grandmaster Magus' Plea

 

 

 

"Simon!

 

 

 

Dark realm-bearer of powerful infinite light!


Your presence is hereby requested by the Grandmaster 
Elder Vandorf!  Darkness ravages our underground 
realm!  Our towns grow desolate.  Our spirits forlorn 
with misery.

 

 

  Death follows all who defy the horrors of the 
Dark Queen Zelda and the dreaded, invisible Count Orlok! 

 

Desolation and treachery lie heavy upon our hearts!  Our hope dwindles as the last of our magistrates have vanished!  Her nightmare curse of darkness is transforming our townspeople into wicked infidels and monsters.

 

 

Simon! 

 

 

 

Use this ring of teleportation to reach us!

The Dark Queen, ZELDA,  has sealed the former secret passage to the Underground Realms, The King Elder's Portal, ensuring no one may ever reach us again!  The Ring of Teleportation is the only way to reach 
our realm! 

 

 

You are our last hope!

 

 

Simon!

 


Simon..."

 

 

 

The telepathic voice vanishes in a dark rumbling flash of trembling power, as you find yourself teleported into the hidden entrance of the beginning of the gateways of the underground town of Jovia.  Your quest begins here. 

 

 

 

 

Part I.

 

Your name is Simon.  You are a very alluring, handsome young teenage boy with tanned skin and neon-pink, straight hair that falls to each side of your head.  Your hair is shiny with very sharp bangs that are slick with a shimmering substance; they hang down in front of your eyes.

 

 

  Various glittering ribbons and strands of flashing clothe are tied into your vicious hair, displayed in a bizarre, avant-garde fashion that makes your appearance startling yet mysterious.

Strands of neon hair fall limply into your tantalizing face before your eyes which flash forth in a piercing fury of mystifying desire within the darkness.

 

 

 

Long, pointy ears, gleaming in phantasmic essences, stick forth from each side of your head in a sultry, handsome fashion.  A sparkling green 'realm-bearer's headband' rests around your head. 

 

A telekinetic ring of teleportation rests around your middle finger of your right gloved hand.

Adorning your body is a great glistening cloak of enchantment with a pink tunic and sparkling, blue boots of mystical darkness.  Adorning your hands are necromantic, dark gloves.  In your flank rests a 'Magistrate's Whip of Necromancy'. 

 

 

 

 

Your first task is to find the rare, bejeweled chest of the 'Elder's Secret Underground Mansion' that is holding the Map and the Blue Studded Shield of Zeal.

You are on a phantasmic quest to vanquish the dark forces of Queen Zelda and the accursed Count Orlok but first you must find the underground passage with the secret hallway that leads to the 'Elder's Palace' and the ancient dwarf-town of Aljiva.

 

 

 

 

Walking out from a small crooked door from a dark passage of an alcove, you step down the glowing steps and into the town of Jovia.  An eternal dormancy rests within the sparkling ether of this town.Green and blue smoke wafts through the mysterious roar of the darkness.

 

 

 

 

An elder gentleman with a glistening blue-beard and long pointed ears rests upon a red staff of healing outside a green-brick vandalized Church; the exterior is covered in scrawling graffiti of sparkling desecration.  The graffiti glows in various, flashing rainbow colours while smoke rises from below.

 

 

The elder's overgrown, bushy blue eyebrows cover his eyes as a shining headband rests upon his morose brow.  A glowing cross of phantasmic, rainbow hues flashes in seraphic necromancy above the gateway of the entrance to the Vandal's Church.  Glittering and furry bats, covered in rainbow-glitter, flutter above the church.

 

 

 

The elder speaks to you, "Rare crystals!  Rare wares for sell!  Maychance you buy a token for a pretty jewel my son?"

 

 

  You jump over a snow-filled chasm in the cavern grotto to reach him and view his wares.  A glimmering waterfall flows from a dark doorway here into a sparkling, foaming tunnel of darkness below.

 

 

Bluebeard Elder's Wares:


Red Crystal of Belmont:  x200 jewels
Holy Healing Vial:  x75 jewels
Blue Iced Bread Loaf of Restoration:  x50 jewels
Red Candles of Power:x250 jewels

 

 

 

You decide on a Holy Healing Vial, one Blue Iced Bread Loaf and one Red Crystal.  You pay the  strange Elder grandsire the jewels and place the possessions into your traveler's cloak.

 

 

 

Further along the dark pathway you come upon a bizarre Christmas tree that is twinkling with flashing lights.  The tree is standing next to a dimly lit alcove with a strange red pipe that is releasing a green, flashing steam.

 

A flashing cloud of glittering smoke engulfs you suddenly.You seem to view trembling furry bats encircling you.  Their sparkling pink and blue fur glows with a mystic power of hypnotic darkness upon your eyes.You shun their almighty, mesmeric darkness with a flashing cross.

 

 

 

 

A menacing, vicious dread falls upon you as you flail your Magistrate's Whip within the ethereal darkness.  The menacing gaze of the Pink Dwarfin Bats radiate and flash in a phantasmic power of zeal.

Their pink, furry bodies glow in an unknown, forlorn power.  Donning your emerald spectacles that shield your eyes from the blinding flashes of light, you withdraw a 'Holy Vial of Blacklight' from your cloak and thrust it upon the accursed darkness of the mysterious bats. 

 

 

 

 

Phantasmic, rainbow-coloured flames arise into the murky ether as the bats release a flashing blue smoke spell.  Their screeching, noxious cries echo within the mystical darkness of the hanging stalactites of the cave.

 

You flail your Magistrate's Whip in the air once more and slay one of the Dwarf Bats in a sparkling flash of glittering lights as it vanishes into a glistening, black-lit foaming pool below.  The water glows from beneath with a mysterious blacklight.

A kind of shimmering, saccharine essence begins encircling you within the ethereal darkness.

 

 

 

Within the disarray of the blue, glittering smoke and confusion of the battle, you withdraw from the flurry of fur and sparkling power of the Pink and Blue Bats, through a little crooked doorway that is hidden in secrecy within the alcoves of the dark wall. 

 

 

Silently closing it, you turn and scurry nimbly down the dimly lit hallway.  You're following a glistening green pathway through the radiant darkness.  The path is covered in a thick layer of glitter and sparkling raindow-dust.  Little piles of snow and big Christmas trees sit along the sparkly walls in some places.

 

 

 

  Waterfalls glitter and flow in eternal mystery to each side as they radiate a spraying, all-powerful mist.   

You turn a corner to find yourself following a very low, dark underground hallway with many curious circular doors on each side, some resting across from glow-in-the-dark, sparkling chasms. 

 

 

 

 

Above you, in the alcoves and shimmering ledges of neon brilliancy, lay furry, unknown creatures that are fast asleep.  One has a bewildering green, furry beard that shimmers in transluscence.

 

 

A great ruby chest lies here next to a smoking pipe and you cast a black-magic spell of "Unlock", throwing it open to reveal a 'Purple Potion of Elixir', sparkling within a pile of precious jewels along with other unknown treasures. 

 

 

 

Placing these novelties in your traveler's cloak, you turn and gaze behind you.  All remains dark except for the glistening red candles with blue flames.  They are sparkling above in the unknown mystery of the dark.  The glowing flames seem to whisper mantras of almighty power and hidden, forbidden secrets into your long and pointy ears.

 

 

 

Glimpsing above you at the red candles resting within the glistening blue smoke, you notice a sparkling, shimmering translucent spell engraved into the red candles.

 

 

 'Enchanted spellcasting candles!' you think to yourself.You viciously begin flailing your spiked Magistrate's Whip of Necromancy in the enchanted air of the vicious darkness, suddenly crashing two of the candles into a flashing spark of lights. 

 

From out of the fragrant smoke of the darkness, a little pile of sparkling and glittering pink hearts, ice-crystals and loaves of 'blue mantra bread' lay in a sparkling heap at your feet.  You gaze in enchantment as you collect your findings. 

 

 

 

 

Continuing further along the phantasmic hall, you come upon a vertical room with many magically sealed circular doorways that lie across from a BIZARRE crooked pink Church on a drizzling snowy ledge.

 

 

You inspect the premises and find that they are inaccessible;  as if they only open from the inside.

 

In one corner lies a strange creature with a pink beard and bushy red eyebrows.  A glistening cloak of transmogrification lies wrapped around his furry form, flashing forth in a vicious array of splendour and colour.  His attire is grotesquely bizarre and his long ears dripping in rainbow-syrup.

 

 

 

 

"Welcome to the dwarf town of Aljiva, my child.  What ails you?  I sell wares!  How many  jewels dost thou have?"

 

 

From a blue, smoking pipe in a corner, a furry green bat flies down to rest on his shoulder.

You grimace in disdain and admit that you have no costly jewels remaining and must vanquish fiends to gain more. 

 

 

"Ah!  A phantom slayer has arrived in our realm.  Welcome sentient child.  As it were, I am quite a lenient and gracious soul.  Take this on my behalf." he says.

 

 

Here he chuckles viciously.The furry creature retreives a mighty red key and a green book tied in a silk covering from a shimmering chest that is hidden behind him.

 

 

  "This red key will open the doorway leading to the hidden passageways behind the water-works which shall lead further downwards to the dominions of the Elder's Palace.  And this rare item is a book of summoning and identification." 

 

 

 

Here the green, furry bat on his shoulder squeaks in fright as it gloats itself disturbingly on the sugary morsels of dripping, gleaming pink icing. 

 

"Ba Ha!  See how enchantingly nimbly it feeds on my homemade dwarfin pink icing-cake." 

 

Here he pets it admiringly.  "Would thou care to partake of a dwarfin cake of syrup, child?  A rare concoction to bestow on a visitor of such caliber such as yourself?"  The dwarf inquires of you, as his furry bat softly laps up a mouthful of the shiny pink icing.

 

 

 

You grimace and politely refuse, bowing low, as your sparkling ribbons in your hair flash forth in a blinding light of blacklit power upon the furry creature's squinted stare.  You begin to graciously thank the stranger for his kindness and hospitality.

 

You explain that you must continue on your way further along the secret roadway that leads through the underground towns.

 

The furry little dwarf-creature before you pulls you aside and brings a sparkling red candle close to its bushy eyebrows.  The large candle drips in a sparkling wax while it gently releases and rainbow-smoke into the ether of the subterranean air.

 

 

 

"Thou must find the Rib of Akahana.  She was a secret, mysterious woman who lived alone in the unknown quarters of the town of Victim.  That is very near the glowing pipe-works areas of the lower regions below us.  The Rib of Akahana will open the sealed entrance that leads further into the underground." he twitches his little furry whiskers as the furry bat swoops off into the confines of a secret alcove above, and continues.

 

 

 

  "There are strange whispers in the darkest of the underground night about mysterious vanishments of our people and nightmare ghouls.  They say the Dark Regents carry off people to be enslaved and trapped down there.  No one knows exactly where its located though.  Everything is not as it seems down here in this realm.  You must depart into the hidden, underground realm of Phantoms." he says.

 

 

 

" Farewell if thou must partake of this town."  The furry, pink creature continues, petting the malignant bat screeching on his shoulder.

 

 

"Continue further along the hallway and you will come to the beginning of the Waterworks Stations and the pipeworks that lead to the hidden gateways of the Elder's Palace." he finishes.  He scurries behind a large Christmas tree that has a large mound of snow below it.

 

 

 

Suddenly, a number of red and green dwarf-crackers twinkle in a shimmering display of radiant light near a dark chasm in an alcove below you.  A great overgrown mushroom rests behind them next to a strange building that has many pipes and vents covering its outer walls of sparkling cement.

 

The strange building has a sparkling, stained-glass window with fragrant steam puffing from its many pipes and vents.

 

 

 

 

 

An enchanted revelry of fireworks appears to be taking place in the underground neighborhoods and towns of Aljiva within the gleaming chasms of flashing neon snow below.

 

 

 

You squint your eyes and place your hand above your bushy blue eyebrows, to view the flitting shadows and scurrying furry bats.Many bizarre furry bats and strange creatures are floating in the steamy grotto-foam of the splashing waves of the pools below.

Coloured syrup drips along the wet walls while divulgent glitter of phantasmic power rains down upon the furry creatures from above in the blackness.

 

 

 Coloured smoke flashes from below.

 

 

A 'dwarf firecracker show' seems to be underway and the town is invited.  You step down a number of glistening stairs and disappear around a neon blue pipe in the corner. 

 

 

 

 

The hallway's sparkling chasm below takes on a more abstract nature, as the glittering underground Christmas trees and crooked neon bridges shimmer forth in a nightmare of nocturnal power.

 

 

 

 

Mysterious, circular Dwarf Doors continue onwards on each side in the darkness for as far as you can see.  Little devices, that resemble large machines, lay covered in dimly-lit flashing lights near many of the Christmas trees.  Still, others have pipes that puff away in a green and red smoke upon the air. 

 

 

 

 

No accessible route lies evident that leads across the sparkling chasms in the dark.Large, dripping mushrooms are sitting in glowing alcoves from above you.  Snow rests along the walls as a type of thick syrup drips along the bulky limestone.

 

 You view rare and sparkling crystals shining in the dark, rocky chasms below.Red, blue and green furry bats flap to and fro and sway within the smoky ether below in the chasms and also from above you in the forlorn alcoves. 

 

Their mesmeric and furry paws drip in sparkling ether.  Their furry whiskers and covered in shiny pink rainbow-syrup.

 

 

 

Occasionally, after many miles of walking along this hallway in the dark, you glance above you and witness various bluebearded creatures nimbly hopping into pipes and doorways that disappear and vanish into the dark.They are dressed in shiny wet clothes that are covered in rainbow essences.  Their garb is bizarre and very mysterious; not easy to describe.

 

 

Where they are headed you know not.  Some have what appears to be young furry children scurrying after them carrying sparkling presents and twinkling candles to light their path. 

 

 

 

 

 

Various glowing walkways lead over the sparkling chasms to bewildering ledges and pathways above you. 

 

 

A strange creature rests below you in the dark operating a flashing machine that puffs out an electrical pink-smoke.

 

You withdraw your whip and slowly continue onwards, gazing around you in fright and anticipation.  Of what bizarre secrets this underground realm may hold you cannot fathom.  Many unkown novelties of the dwarfin beings, unknown to other creatures, rest down here and you light your shimmering purple candle, flashing the spark of light forth into the dark.

 

 

 

 

Coming upon a series of glowing doors that are covered with glow-in-the-dark posters, with candles and pipes hanging along the walls  in alcoves directly above, you witness a dwarf woman in a neon cloak with light blue hair and donning a sparkling pink tiara; it  seems to spark forth in blinding light and enchant your soul from within its depths.She has very large and pointy heels on her feet that sparkle in a decadent light.

 

 

She is pacing to and fro outside the 'Shopkeeper's Palace' of the town of 'Mynxmare'.

 

As you scurry near her, you see a very cute and large furry Dwarf-Bat resting on the young woman's shoulder.  It seems to be wearing a red device on its head that flashes a light wildly about to and fro.  Dark red and blue furry Town Bats flap near the townspeople in tragic disarray.

 

 

 

 

"You must seek the shelter during the evening, my child!  The curse of nightmare begins when darkness descends.  Travesty!  What a horrible evening to have a curse, my child!"  She cries upon the fell air, as another dwarfin being scurries by you.  They are holding a green candle that glows in the dark.  They disappear around a dark corner and hop into a hidden pipe that is sticking out from a shimmering-wet wall.

 

 

 

  Other low peals of mirth and frightening laughter echo upon the dark of the ether.  The tones resemble neither male nor female yet a distinct quality of the surreal and foreign rests hauntingly within the tone.

Little bluebearded creatures scatter to and fro from a circular doorway that is sitting in a glowing alcove.  It lies across from you with a flashing sign above reading, "Tavern's Entrance". 

 

 

 

Some appear to be playing pacing back and forth outside where big piles of snow are sitting, while others rest within the sparkling ledges, splashing the Christmas trees and presents with a glittering syrup of rainbow colours, conversing with nearby strangers. 

 

Their banter and jostling manner intrigues your curiousity further as you gaze for awhile.

Other shop's signs glow and flash above them each in-turn.  Evident are many that read: ToolShop, Armory, Pawn Shop, Inn and KeyShop.

 

 

 

 

You turn to the frightened dwarf woman to tell her of your impending journey and your search for the Elder's Hidden Palace to find the map and 'Blue studded shield'.  The poor woman pets the Pink Dwarf Bat the entire time you relay your story. 

 

 

 

 

 

Finally, she turns to you and whispers, "The Elder's Palace is hidden deep below us in the Pipe-works Region.  If thou must find him then you must bring a Flute of Brynmaer." she says, taking a bite out of a thick pink cake that is topped with green icing.

 

"Continue along the hallway, knock down the green and blue gateway with a Mattock and then follow the waterway chasms until you come upon the underground Christmas-town of Brynmaer.  Speak with the townspeople there and the shopkeeper to purchase the Flute of Brynmaer.  You will need this item to open the way to the Elder's Palace." she says.

 

Two large ears shimmer with light from above the tiara on her head, as she continues, " From Brynmaer you must find the hidden pipe that leads down into the Elder's Mansion."

 

She continues in a forlorn, morose manner. "Beware!  Red Ambassadors, Bats, Regents and other unknown phantasm of wicked evil rests beyond the dwarf's waterways where the great waterfalls and other secret neighborhoods are.  To the land of phantoms you must travel and you will reveal its hidden secrets.  Cunning and courage are needed in earnest to brave the dangers ahead!  Take this map of the Chasms of the Waterfalls and the pathway to the Town of Brynmaer, child!  It may be useful in your search!"

 

 

 

 

Here she gives you a red coloured map and scurries off, disappearing into a flashing pipe in a tunnel of the darkness.  You unroll the parchment and study the contents.  It appears that you must continue down the main hallway thoroughfare, which is one of the main transit and transportation systems of the underground, to continue further in your dark quest of mystery.

 

 

 

 

However, before you begin further on your journey, you gaze upon a smoking, shimmering waterfall that foams in a vicious brilliancy to your right.  A very large Christmas tree sits directly in front and a neon sign flashes on and off from above.  It reads, "OUT OF ORDER.  ZELDA'S UNDERGROUND TELEPORT."

 

 

 

You notice a sparkling prism of light from behind the mesmerizing sheen of the waters.

 

You flash the light of your red candle forth into its entrance of the alcove.  After the green smoke evaporates, you notice a hidden, glittering red pipe with another bizarre, crooked doorway hidden in the darkness behind the waterfall.  Holding your breath, you nimbly jump through and study the magical environs. 

 

 

 

 

Next to the foaming waterfall there lies a great chest embellished with rare jewels.  You open it to reveal a sparkling blue mattock with a studded hilt of ruby gemstones.

 

 

 

You gaze in wonder as you place it in your hands and walk near the pipe.

 

 

Gazing within its dark, dripping entranceway, you feel a slight breeze of bewildering air coming from deep within and audibly hear the hum and whirr of machinery far below.  A strange fragrance of icy-allure tempts your senses as it wafts alluringly from the dark interior of the pipe.

 

 

  A hum of indescribable, bizarre voices and soft tramp of marching feet is audible from within the mysterious darkness of the underworld realms far below. 

 

 

A twinkling Christmas tree with a big pile of presents sits in an alcove above the pipe.

 

 

A sign in glowing blue script rests above that reads, "BEWARE ZELDA - THE HIGH COUNCILOR OF THE MAGISTRATES!  THE SECRET REGENTS-TOWN LIES FAR BELOW.  ENTER IF YOU DARE!" 

 

 

 

THE END?

 

 


Copyright 2019 ETHAN WRITES.  All Rights Reserved.


Submitted: November 22, 2020

© Copyright 2020 ETHAN Writes. All rights reserved.

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