The Birth of the Route of Rigge, Return of St. Marius, Flawed Faith
by Richard B. Sampson Jr.
A Story And Addendum For Memoirs Of The Heroes. (Previously "Memoirs Of
An Adventure's Child."))
(All Characters Are Ficticious And bare no resemblence to living
Any resemblence to fictional characters is only by chance.)
It had been about three years since I had to help in stopping
the evil magic that affected my wife and daughter. It was during that
quest that Vet and I learned that one of our children was the second
evil to the land. Vet didn't know what to do. When I had heard the
news, I didn't know who it was. The fact that JaNa had fallen ill at
the time that Vet had slain St. Marius was one factor working against
her. There was little belief that KLar was the evil one. It wasn't
until the day that Vet came down the steps upset that evidence pointed
to JaNa. She looked upset as she came over to my den. "Skiz, love,"
she said, "I think I have found something scary." She handed me a
I read the front of it aloud. "The Route Of Rigge. I heard
about this cult. They are apparently about a thousand years old. All
know about it is that the only reason it survived so long is that many
people are high up in the powers of each world." I then notice Vet had
shuddered. "What's wrong?"
She continued to shudder as she said, "Read the inside." There
was something bothering her, and it was starting to bother me as well.
I then went to read the pamphlet. I start with the origin of the cult.
It was years after Apollo had entered our world. Apollo was
kindest of the evil gods, because he allowed us to keep our control. I
was mayor of the mountain city, and I hated answering to Apollo. I
wanted to regain my freedom. One night as I was walking on the
outskirts of town, a man stopped me. He looked very regal, yet he
wanted something. I looked at the traveller and said, "What do you
need, weary traveller?"
At that point I received enlightenment, for he said, "It is not
what I need, it is what you need. I know of your disgust with Apollo.
I can tell you who brought them here. It was Isis that brought those
evil demons to this world. She has grown evil with power."
I was not sure that I heard him correctly, so I said, "You mean
to say that our beloved Isis brought these monsters here. How could
The man nodded and said, "I was her priest at one time, and
I saw her bringing those demons into this world, I tried to stop her.
Unfortunately, she condemned me to a terrible fate. I know what must
done to free me from this fate, so I must ask you to gather your
friends, the leaders of other towns, together to talk." He started to
The man had a plan to save us all. I called to him, "How shall
I contact you?" I wanted to know how I could reach our new savior.
The man said to me, "I shall return in a week. I shall see you
then, Rigge." With that, the man left. He must be our savior, for he
knew my name.
I looked at my wife and said, "Vet, what is bothering you about
this?" Vet had taken to sitting in a chair. She was still trembling.
"Is it that they believe the evil gods were Isis's minions. These
people are obvious lunatics."
Vet looked at me and studdered, "R-r-read O-o-on." Something
was truly upsetting her about this so I continued on with the pamphlet.
The week had passed and all the leaders from all the towns,
except the valley town in the world of Ki, was there. I had told them
very little, but that someone was offering us a chance to save our
world. The leader from the town in the world that Warmech had invaded
said, "Why are we here, Rigge? You said something about a savior."
"I know," I had responeded. "This man can save us. He
promises to stop the gods, but he has a problem that we must help him
"We have enough troubles with the evil gods invading our homes.
How can this man help us?"
"He can stop the evil gods, but their leader had cursed him.
We must help him, to save ourselves."
"Cursed. You mean this person is a Hani," exclaimed the leader
of the Outcast village in Venus' world. "You want us to make a deal
with the devil."
"No. The man was cursed by the leader of the evil gods."
"And who is that, and we will tell Isis, whenever she returns."
I heard his voice and turned to face our savior. "It is Isis,
and she has fled for now. She has transformed into Magi and waits for
her followers to reassemble her. The only way I can stop her is to
remove the curse, which I cannot do alone."
The leader of the Desert town said, "What do you need? We have
nothing you would want, and none of us want to die."
The savior continued, "When Isis put this curse on me, I lost
hope as well. But I discovered a way to return to the living, but many
must sacrifice their lives. Once a year, for two thousand years, a
person must sacrifice their life. After two thousand sacrifices, the
curse will be removed."
I looked at our savior and said, "But, Isis will know about the
deaths, if all you say is true."
"Do not worry, for I have a plan," the savior said as he
"This society, this religion will grow in secrecy and work in the
classes of the world. If Isis returns, we shall undermine her.
to follow her, and we shall trive."
"What shall we call it?"
"Since it was you, Rigge, that I approached first, it shall be
called 'The Route Of Rigge'. It would bring more attention for my name
to be mentioned in the title."
I finally asked, "Savior, what is your name?"
"I am St. Marius."
I dropped the pamphlet and looked at my wife. She was shaking
like a leaf. "Isn't he dead? I mean, you delivered the final blow to
him. He has to be dead, doesn't he." I got up and hugged my wife.
She didn't stop shaking as she said, "He said that he would
return. He's going to kill me. He's going to destroy me."
I tried to calm my wife down and said, "He can't kill you. He
has been dead for eleven years now. The only way he could get back is
if he got resurrected."
Vet pointed to the pamphlet and said "Read on." I picked up
pamphlet and continued reading the document.
It had been many years since 'The Route Of Rigge' was founded.
St. Marius had always taken the person chosen to help him back. I have
continued as countless others had before me. We had move the head
of worship to the town nearest to Isis in the belief to hide best from
her. One the day of the sacrifice, St. Marius appeared, not as a
but as a spirit. I looked at our savior and said, "St. Marius, what
happened to you? Why are you a spirit?"
He said in a whispy voice, "Isis has recruited new evils, ones
who could kill me. My spirit can be reborn, but the sacrifices mean
I was distressed at this, all these years of work, gone down
drain. The legend of the four who slain the evil gods, yet save Isis,
was known amongst the 'Route', but we didn't know how evil these four
were. I looked at the spirit and said, "What must be done?"
He looked at me and said, "The Annoited One shall lead you to
"Who is that, oh savior."
"The Annoited One is the one who will kill my murderer. With
the death of my killer, I will take over their form. I shall live
again, and uncursed."
I thought about who of the four could have slain our savior.
According to legend, a cursed being could only be killed with a Seven
Sword, which left the monster out. I still wondered who the Annoited
One was. "Who is this person you speak of?"
The spirit started to fade and said, "The murder's child is my
chosen one. They will take their place in the future, and on their day
of adulthood, they will bring me back to the world." He disappeared
Almost ten years after that, The Annoited One had arrived, and
worked in secret to prepare for the day.
I finally realized what had my wife so scared. St. Marius was
going to return, but through the hands of the second evil. This was
either my son, or my daughter. I decided to ask the crutial question.
"Vet, my love, where did you find this?"
She still shook, but managed to say, "It was on JaNa's bed.
must be planning to kill me. She must have the power to do so."
I was about to say something, when the door closed. KLar
into the room and said, "What's wrong with mom?" I didn't know how to
reply to his question. KLar was obviously the good child, but I didn't
know for sure.
Vet looked at him and said, "I'm just nervous about something.
Where is JaNa?"
He said, "JaNa is talking with a boy she met the other day. I
don't remember his name, but something about a man named Rigge always
came up in his talks." I realized that moment that Vet was going to
at the hands of her daughter, and I could do very little to save her.
A Story And Addendum For Memoirs Of The Heroes. (Previously "Memoirs Of
An Adventure's Child."))
(All Characters Are Ficticious And bare no resemblence to living
Any resemblence to fictional characters is only by chance.)
My life has been a tragic journey over the past years. Knowing
when one will die is not conforting, less conforting when you will die
at the hand of your own child. Over the past years, evidence has
appeared that my daughter will be my murderer. As her eighteenth
birthday approaches, I have never been left alone with my children. In
a slim hope, my husband, Skiz, and I plan to take the children to see
Isis. Before we were to leave for the journey, Skiz took the twins for
some items. I decided to get ready to sleep for the last night in my
bed. I figured that once we were on the trip, cleaning up would be few
and infrequent. I got a bath ready and was about to get in, when I
heard a crash from my bedroom. I put a towel around myself and got
ready to cast the spell. As I left the bathroom, I was ambushed by two
demons. The one, a short, chubby one tackled me, knocking me to the
ground, and almost knocking the towel off. The other slowly walked
to me and placed a collar around my neck. I felt a strange sensation
pass through me. The tall one held me down, and I feared that the two
monsters were going to violate me. The short, chubby one said, "Hey,
Vey, do you think we can have a little fun with her first?" It was
that demons always attacked women for the reason of mating.
The tall one knocked him away from me and said, "You remembered
what the ones who summoned us said. And the Annoited One said only to
capture their mother." I then realized that JaNa must have sent these
demons. I tried to knock the other demon away, but I could hardly
The demon said, "You have to forgive my brother, Oy. He has not mated
since the the evil gods arrived." This demon spoke with a dignified
"What do you want with me?" I said when Vey picked me up and
placed me over his shoulder.
"If I were to tell you everything, I would be spoiling your
fate, but you might have firgured your fate out by now." I was scared,
but this was worse than I could imagine. I was thankful when I heard
the door close downstairs.
"Help!" I screamed at the top of my lungs, and Skiz came
running up the stairs. He tackled the demon holding me, as the other
escaped out the window.
My husband, in a fury, slammed Vey against the wall, and
demanded, "What did you do to her?"
The demon smiled and said, "I was just doing what the 'Route'
had ordered. She must die to save your world." He laughed with that
and continued, "My brother, myself and the Annoited One know the truth,
but those fools believe you are evil. As for the collar, the Annoited
One has the key, but only that witch, Isis, can find it." The demon
disappeared and my husband turned to me.
I went to stand up and almost fell on my face. I was never
clutzy. I then realized what this collar was doing to me. "Skiz, I'm
defenseless. My abilities are nill." Skiz came over to me and helped
"Vet, hon, I will help you for tonight. We will leave at
midnight, so rest up." I nodded and slowly made my way to the bath. I
cleaned up and went to my bed. I had to rest for the trip.
Most of my life, dreams of a past life have haunted my sleep.
Since the quest, my dreams have stopped, but now I had a terrible
In my dream, I was in a room, with a sphere in the center. I was
chained down, underneath the floating sphere. The sphere had an aura
that could cancel all magic I tried. Then a haze came from the sphere,
and spoke. "I have you, child, and now I shall have your power."
was a flash and I was looking down at my body. My body stood and
laughed, as it looked at me. I was in the sphere, alive, but immoble.
I screamed and awoke.
My husband had walked into the room and helped me up. "Are you
Okay, my love?"
"I just dreamed of my death." He helped me downstairs as I
spoke. The collar that was placed on me still inhibited my abilities,
and I was stumbling down the steps. He gave me the armor that I had
earned on the quest, but as I put it on over my clothing, I collapsed
"I don't think you are going to be alright during this journey,
Vet. I hope that you don't get hurt during the journey." My husband
was concerned, because we were going to take our children along the
we took. KLar was the one who wanted to take the journey, but JaNa
wanted to stay with her boyfriend. I never trusted the boy, mainly
because he always talked about the 'Route Of Rigge'. He had never
his face around the house, but I was not surprised.
KLar walked over to my side and said, "I hope you will be okay,
mother. I wish we could make those demons pay for what they did."
JaNa walked into the room and said, "There was something
about this. From all the lore I have read on demons, they usually
attack women only when they need to mate, and they never try to abduct
My husband looked at her and said, "You have read stories about
JaNa smiled and said, "I wanted to be just like mom, so I
on learning everything." I didn't know whether to believe my daughter
or not. With all the evidence against her, I thought it was just a
She then continued by saying, "Demons usually mate right were they
their victims. If the process is disturbed, the victim is in a state
awaitment. The victim, if touched during that state, will collapsed,
if they were waiting for satisfaction. Victims of demons usually feel
betrayed by their mind and body. Logically, they don't want the demons
to mate with them, but demons have a magical ability to enslave their
victims. First the body submits, then the emotions of the victim. The
betrayal is the last thing these females feel, since the body explodes
into the form of a baby demon." I shuddered when I heard that.
My husband said, "Let's hope that they can't follow us on the
road. Once we pass through the tunnel north of town, we will head to
the temple of Isis. We can find help there, if we need it." I noticed
that JaNa didn't cringe at the mention of Isis' name, but it must be a
After a short while, we were on our way. Not many monsters
attacked anymore, but as of recently, the monster attacks had started
increase. My family protected me in my helpless state, but I still
scared. We finally reached the tunnel to the rest of the world. As we
got halfway through the tunnel, a group of hooded individuals
us. I knew who they were even before they made their demand. "Give
murderer to us. She must pay for her crime."
My husband looked at them and said, "Only over all our dead
bodies." The attackers stopped moving for a moment and then started to
attack. It took only a matter of minutes, but the cult was stopped.
had left the tunnel, and made our way to the Temple Of Isis.
The temple used to be the home of Ki, until she was killed by
St. Marius. In the past years, the Temple was left to disrepair.
the incident with the Succubus, Lynn was sent to the temple by Isis.
entered and went to Lynn. She looked at us, and at me. She noticed
collar and ran over to me. "Vet, how did you get that cursed Ancient's
device on you."
I looked at her in wonder. She knew what the device was, and I
wanted to know. "Lynn, was is this collar? I'm as weak as a baby in
this. I'm about as agile as a man with two left feet. My magic is
nonexistance. What is it?"
Lynn looked at me, and my family, and said, "The collar is said
to be from the evil Ancients. They captured the good Ancients and used
it to weaken them. They tortured and kill them and then removed the
collar. When the Ancients all left, this device was hidden deep within
the dungeon world. The only bad thing is that the key can only be used
in the center of the world. That was done to it when the evil Ancients
My son looked at her and said, "Can't you do anything to help
her? Like this, she is a victim for anyone. Two demons put that
on her." Lynn shook her head.
JaNa looked at her and said, "Would the Ancient Ruins have an
answer to the key's location?" I wondered how much JaNa wanted to help
me, or if it was a plan to hurt me.
Lynn looked at us and said, "On the wall of the Ruins are
runes. They can fortell the future for anyone, answer any question,
they can only be asked once. Write down the ruins, for there is one
woman who can decifer them." We nodded and left the temple.
It had taken about an hour to reach the ruins. As we circled
building, I stubbled into the wall with the runes. As my family
approached, four lines appeared. We copied the runes down and then I
asked about the key. All of a sudden, another set of ruins appeared
we copied down the runes. I heard a twig crack and we all turned. The
demons were there, with some of the cult. "Amazing how the ruins say
your death is evident. You should give up now," claimed Vey.
My husband looked at them and said, "You're lying about that,
"Am I? Demons can read that cursed wall as well as other
people. Now, hand over the murderer." That quickly, my family
them and it was a short battle. All of us walked away with wounds, and
my husband flew us to the Pillar town. We went to the Inn and rested
for the night, as I wondered what the runes meant.
We awoke early in the morning, and left the Pillar Town. We
purchased many waterskins, for our next stop was the Desert world. We
travelled into the Celestiral World and headed to the Desert world. I
heard my daughter exclaim, "The stories were true. I heard that the
celestiral world was high above the stars, and stars far below." My
daughter was in awe as we traveled to the desert world. When we
arrived in the desert world, we saw the town at the base of the pillar
"By the looks of this, the town near the tower may be our only
place to stay, and some monsters that followed Ashura still live there.
If the cult doesn't attack, the monsters will," my husband said, with a
serious tone in his voice.
KLar looked at us and said, "We can stop those monsters if they
My husband then said, "But your mother is in no way able to
fight and protect herself." My husband was right.
JaNa looked at me and said, "I don't think we should take a
chance. Mom, maybe the monsters might be working for the cult."
My husband then said, "I think that won't be. The monsters in
that town swore alligence to Ashura, so we have to risk staying there.
Besides, demons and monsters are natural enemies." We all noded and we
trekked to the town. It was a long journey across the desert, with all
the sandstorms, we almost got killed from exhaustion. It was almost
nightfall when we reached the tower. We didn't dare go in and then
decided to go the town. We first got some waterskins at the shop, and
we quickly went to the Inn to rest for the night.
In the middle of the night, I awoke when I heard a crash.
Almost instantly, we were ready for battle, and my family crowded
me. The lead monster said, "You murdered our leader, now we murder
you." The monster obviously had wanted us dead, and they outnumbered
us. Without my magic abilities, we would have died. I started to pray
for a miracle, and Isis delivered it. Mask, the man who helped us on
our quest, arrived out of nowhere and fought off the monsters. He
escorted us out of the town.
When we reached the pillar, Mask turned to us and said, "I hope
you all are Ok, especially you, Vet." I was surprised when Mask said
I turned to him and said, "Mask, why did you say this?" He
looked at the rest of my family uncomfortably and then I said to them,
"Could you step away. I think this is something he just wants to tell
me." They all walked toward the pillar and I said, "What is it?"
For the first time that I had met him, Mask removed his mask.
"Vet, if you died now, the help you got from me years ago wouldn't have
happened. Vet, I took the name Mask years ago when I joined the
guardians, on my sixteenth birthday. When I met you, I recognized by
father. Rich is my father. I was transported back in time, when he
left on a quest to save you."
I was amazed. A spell sent Rich's son back in time, but why
would me living now mattered that much. I looked at Mask and said,
"I can't say now. I just know it happened years from now, and
the 'Route of Rigge' is involved." With that, he put his mask on and
left. I then went over to my family, with the knowledge of my fate.
My husband came over to me and said, "What's did he say?" I
didn't know how to answer my husband, so I decided to ignore the
question. He realized that I couldn't say anything at the time and
didn't press into the question. We travelled back to the celestrial
world and went to the world of the Giants. Although the Giants had
gone for an unknown length of time, it still had the remnents of their
town in it. When we entered the world, Skiz said, "See the wall over
there, that is the wal of the Giant's Town."
JaNa looked in the direction and said, "I'm having trouble
seeing the wall." She was right, for a fog was starting to encircle
As I was moving over to my family, the fog started to close around me.
I couldn't move, and slowly my breath started to stop. I was starting
to lose consciousness. Then, everything went black.
I awoke with rope around my body, binding me so I couldn't
I screamed out in fear, and the familiar voice of the demon Vey say,
"Sorry about that, but the master said you had to be captured."
I looked at the demon in frustration. "Why are you doing this
Oy came over to me and placed a hand on me and said, "Well, if
had my way, we would be mating." The thought of that almost made me
retch. I would have shook free of his hold, if I wasn't tied down to
this stone platform.
Vey walked over to his brother and knocked him away. "The next
world. We will get you a possible mate in the next world."
I struggled to move, but I couldn't, due to the collar. I then
said, "I am not going to give up. I will not let St. Marius take over
"Oh, he will, and the time is near." Vey walked over and ran
his hand over my body. "St. Marius had been plotting this with his
other counterpart. When he died, he knew that his rebirth would be
through his killer's body. He is going to have your power, alive or
dead." a crash interrupted the demons as my family crashed in. The
demons disappeared and JaNa came over and cut the ropes. I was almost
afraid she would cut my throat. KLar came over and helped me up.
My husband walked over to me and said, "We didn't know if we
were going to find you, but JaNa saw the fog near the one building of
the giants. I don't think we should wait around here for long, though.
This looks like a temple for the 'Route of Rigge'. If we don't get you
out of here, you're going to be killed."
I nodded to my husband and said, "You're right, Skiz. Lead us
out of here." My husband led the way out of the temple, to the
in the steps and out of the giant's world. We had then returned to the
celestrial world. We follow the Celestrial World to the world that
Apollo had ruled. The first site we saw as we entered that world was
Apollo's castle in ruins. We approached it and I said, "This was where
Apollo ruled this world from, kids. He gave the image of someone who
cared, but all he wanted was to rule all the gods." My children nodded
and we then walked toward the mountain, bypassing the town. According
to the pamphlet, it was a mayor of that town who started the 'Route of
When we reached the mountain, KLar looked at it and said, "Did
Apollo create the winds in the mountain?" I had told both of my
children about the quest, but somethings were always confused by KLar.
"No, my child. The winds were created by a robot named
Durantus." I noticed that it was getting late. I said to my family, "I
think I know where we can rest."
"With Ki's friend in the port town, am I right?" my husband
shouted. I nodded and we were on our way to the Port Town. It took us
a few hours, but we made it to the town. We went striaght to the Inn
and the innkeeper was happy to see us.
She ran over to me and said, "Vet, I'm happy to see you. How
has your life been since the potion helped you."
I looked at her and said, "My life has been hectic." A thought
hit my mind right then. I pulled out the runes and said, "Can you
desipher these runes? They were on the wall of the Ancients' Ruins."
She took it and said, "I think I can, but it will take at least
a day. Come back tomorrow night and I will tell you then."
"Thank you. Here is the cash for a night's sleep." I paid her
and we all took a room for the night. I went to sleep, still full of
fear of my limited life span. My death was drawing closer and my life
would end soon.
In the morning, I was pulled out of bed by a man dressed in
uniform. He must have been a protector of the peace. He pulled me to
my feet and put manicles on me. Another man apporached and said, "You
are under arrest for the robbery of a store in my town. I know you
in my town and I know you robbed the stroe."
My family woke up and my husband said, "What in the world is
going on here? What are you doing to my wife."
The man spoke again, "I am the mayor of the mountain town.
wife robbed my town yesterday. She was witnessed."
KLar then spoke up and said, "But, we were never in your town.
I bet that the crime never took place."
JaNa then said, "You must be with the 'Route'." With that, the
man smiled. I then saw both JaNa and KLar attack the man. He was
enough to pull me in front of him. Both of the kids stopped, and I was
confused by this.
The man then said, "She did commit one crime, murder, and she
will pay for it." He tried to get me out of the building, when the
peace keepers stopped him.
The lead man said, "We cannot hold her, unless the crime was
commited in our town. She is free to go." He released the manicles
my family and I left. We continued to the edge of the sea and looked
out at it.
I pointed out the volcano, and JaNa said, "Did Neptune really
I looked at her and said, "No. It was only a volcano." I was
still afraid, but she had not tried anything, even with all the
opertunities. At first, she didn't want to go on this journey, but now
she was enjoying it. We then headed for the Cave of Brightness. The
cave was now enterable since Isis was returned to normal.
We entered the cave and KLar looked at the floor. "It looks
like it is moving." I had the same thought when I entered it almost
thirty years ago. But back then, it was blindingly bright. We walked a
little bit farther into the cave and all of a sudden, there was a
blinding flash. All I could see was a white light in my eyes. I felt
someone come up behind me. I thought it was someone in my family, but
then I felt an arm around my neck. I couldn't breathe and I went
When I came to, I was again bound, but in a squating position.
I opened my eyes and saw Oy and Vey in the room. We were still in the
Cave of Brightness, but I didn't see my family. Oy looked at me,
hungrly and said, "Nice to see you, again."
Vey looked at his brother and pointed, "Oy, I captured her for
you. Leave Vet alone." I managed to see what he was pointing at.
down to the ground, vulnerable, w as the innkeeper. Oy had a grin on
his face as he went to his horrid task of mating. Two wings appeared
out of Oy's back and encirled the bodies, except for their heads. I
heard the Innkeeper scream. Vey then said to me, "This tends to get
ugly. Her body won't be much to look at when he is done, with bruses
and cuts everywhere. At least she won't live long, but you might live
for months after a mating, and St. Marius wouldn't want that."
I looked at the demon and said, "If St. Marius wouldn't want
that, I'll gladly mate with that hidious brother of yours." I figured
that if that happened, then I would have my vengence on St. Marius.
Oy looked at me from the face of the innkeeper and said, "I'll
get to you when she's finally mated with." I noticed the look on her
face, it was a mixture of wanting to fight back, and wanting to beg for
more. It didn't take long for it to fully change to the latter, and I
saw Oy smile. The wings folded back in and I almost retched at that
sight. The innkeeper's body was a bloody mess. Oy started to walk
to me and just as he was about to touch me, my family burst into the
The demons disappeared as my husband advanced toward them.
looked at the innkeeper and said to me, "What happened to her?"
As KLar cut me free, I heard JaNa say, "I think one of those
demons mated with her. She won't have long to live. Dad, you might
want to kill her before the demon is born."
Just before my husband was going to put her out of her misery
when the innkeeper softly said, "Vet, I must tell you something." I
went over to her side and she said, "Vet, your fate said that you will
die twice, but you will be reborn." Her voice had gotten very soft at
that point that only I was able to here it.
I looked at her and said, "Who has the key?" She was about to
say something, when she screamed in agony. From several points of her
body, bulges seemed to push out. Instanty my husband struck, and she
died in a bloody mess.
My husband picked me up and said, "We better get out of this
world. I know that the next world is where Radr is. He can take care
of you at the base, and we will stay at the inn." I nodded and we left
the cave of brightness. It took us hours to get to the pillar, mainly
because of the mayor from the mountain town, with a new peace unit, was
looking for us. Every time we saw them, we took a longer path, which
kept us hidden from sight. It was nearing nightfall when we reached
pillar, and the trip between the worlds had been the first time we
didn't feel threatened.
When we entered the Guardian Town, everyone was happy to see
I had figured that the 'Route Of Rigge' never attempted to influence
Guardian's world. My husband took us over to the tavern where the
entrance to the base was and played the 'Heroic Tune'. When the door
was opened, the guards were carrying a box with a red glass eye in it.
From the box came the unmistakable voice of Radr, "VET, SKIZ, JANA,
KLAR, IT IS GOOD TOO SEE YOU. ARE YOU ALL GOING TO BE STAYING IN THE
Skiz said, "Radr, as of lately, Vet has been the subject of
attacks. I want her to stay here for the night, the rest of us will be
staying at the Inn in town. If they do attack, they will go to the
and Vet will be safe."
I nodded and Radr said, "I SEE. VET, YOU WILL BE WELCOME HERE.
I SHALL LET YOU STAY IN THE SECURED ROOMS IN THE LOWEST LEVELS OF THE
"Thank you, Radr." I responded and nodded. My family left for
the inn and I went down with the guards to my room.
On the way down, the guard said to me, "Is the 'Route' after
"How did you know?" I was surprised of the knowledge that they
"The 'Route' has been trying to infiltrate the Guardian's for
years, but when Radr merged with the computer, it became imposible to
infiltrate. Some still try, though." This had me scared for my life.
If the 'Route' was trying to infiltrate the guardians, was I safe here?
When we reached my room, the guard said, "Don't worry about the
they have been stopped for a while."
"Thank you, and good night." I closed the door and went over
the bed in the room. I laid down on it and thought about what the
innkeeper said in her dying words. I would die twice, and be reborn.
Would my death at the hands of the cult be realized, but what about the
rebirth. Did that mean St. Marius taking over my body, and the death
my soul. I knew not where the souls went if they were killed by a
cursed one. I fell asleep still wondering what would happen to me.
I awoke in the middle of the night when alarms went off in the
base. I ran to the speaker and called to Radr, "What's happening?"
His monotone voice said, "VET, THE 'ROUTE OF RIGGE' IS
THE INN. I HAVE SENT SOME OF THE GUARDIANS TO HELP THEM. AS FAR AS I
CAN TELL, A DEMON IS LEADING THE ATTACK."
I stepped away from the speaker and thought for a moment. If
one demon was leading the attack, which one was leading, and where was
the other. I was about to ask Radr about that, when I was hit from the
side and knocked onto the bed. I started to scream when a claw was
placed over my mouth. I recognized the face of my attacker. It was
Hr looked at me and said, "It's time for me to take you up on your
offer." I chill went through my body as I realized what he was going
I tried to shout again, but Oy then said, "Shut up. I need to
mate, and you made the offer. This wouldn't have happened if your
husband didn't kill my kid before it was born. Now I have to do it all
over again, but I don't mind." I saw the wings fold out and around me.
He held my head so I couldn't see what was happening, but I knew. I
felt several talons cross my body, and I felt my body enjoying it. I
was losing quicker than the innkeeper. My emotions started to give in
and I heard Oy say, "It will soon be over, and I will have a kid."
I was almost overcome by the emotions when a blast hit the
demon, knocking him loose from me. My mind was in a daze, but I heard
some guards shout, "Get out, or you will be a corpse."
I saw the demon fly and say, "I was so close. I may never get
chance again." Nobody was going to touch me, I could tell. I was in
that state my daughter described days ago. I didn't know how long it
would last, but the demon caused it.
It was some time later that my husband rushed in. He started
approach me, but I heard Radr yell, "SKIZ, DON'T TOUCH HER. WE STOPPED
A DEMON FROM MATING AND WE DON'T KNOW WHAT STATE SHE IS IN. WE CAN
WAIT FOR HER TO START MOVING."
My husband didn't believe it. I heard him say, "Radr, we were
fighting the demon, and the 'Route'. The demons couldn't have mated
with her." He started to approach me. He wanted to cofort me, but I
couldn't even speak.
My daughter grabbed his arm and said, "Dad, Mom shouldn't be
touched now. She is in a state of awaitment, and who knows how close
was to the end of the mating." He shook her arm free and he walked
to my side. He took my arm and I mentally went cold.
When I awoke, everything hit me as a heavy weight. I started
cry. My husband came over to hold me, but I recoiled. He said in his
caring voice, "Vet, what's wrong?"
I looked through my tear filled eyes, and not seeing the
children, I said, "What's wrong? For all of my life, I have been able
to fend for myself. I never had to worry about being alone. When I
heard about the prophecy, I was scared, but I was afraid to be with my
children. I never let it show, but I was afraid. When the Succubi
spell took hold, I felt helpless when I couldn't use my magic, and then
I fell completely under it's control, I could control my own mind.
Then, when the demon's attacked a few days ago, I could have fought
back, but they hinderd all my abilities. Look at me, I used to be able
to fight evil with ease, now I can't even walk five steps without
falling over. And now this, I mean I wasn't in control of my body or
emotions. I was lucky to be saved when I was, but I couldn't stop it."
"Vet, don't blame yourself. You can't help what happens to you
by magic, or right now. The 'Route' seems to have intergrated itself
into all the worlds. We might get lucky and avoid all attacks from now
on. You have to remember, you are a survivor."
"For how long?" I yelled. "The twin's birthday is coming up in
a few days. They turn eighteen, and JaNa will kill me. I'm surprised
she hasn't done so yet."
"We don't know that it is JaNa. I have a plan to prove who the
threat is? Are you listening?" I nodded and he continuted, "We will
head to the temple, but when we get there, Isis will check the twins
the key. The one with the key will stay with me, and the other will go
down into the center of the world with you. Is that Okay with you?"
I had stopped crying and said, "Alright. Hon, what happened
when you touched me earlier? I think my mind had shut down."
He looked at me and nodded. "According to Radr, your mind did
shut down. Your mind was still fighting the control the demon had over
your body and emotions. You must have still been fighting it, as well
as taking all visual and audio input. When I touched your, you mind
couldn't handle it, and you had a fit of sorts. Radr says that it was
similar to a condition that some of his men call epilepsy. If it
for them, we would have been hurt by you."
"Was I that dangerous?" He nodded and I said, "I'm sorry, but
didn't know what I was doing."
"It's okay, but when we leave this world, it will be nearing
night. I know my parents moved to a town that was founded in the
monster world. My mother said that we could stop by any time we need.
Let's go." I let my husband help me up. We then got the chilldren and
left the guardian base. It had been nightfall when we left the base,
and we headed straight for the pillar of the sky. We slowly made our
way to the pillar and headed for the Monster World.
When we entered the Monster World, we approached the town. It
was instantaniously that the people of the town started to approach us.
I didn't like the looks of them, and I knew that I was the target when
heard them shout, "There she is, the one who killed the savior."
I looked at my husband and said, "I think we better leave,
before we get killed." He nodded and we ran for the pillar. I glanced
back every couple of steps to see the crowd was keeping up with us. We
returned to the celestrial world, and stopped at the Celestrial Inn.
was probably the only safe place we could find that would take us in.
When I woke up in the morning, Skiz helped me up and we left
our next stop. We went to the former city of Venus. The last time I
was there, I was transforming into a succubus. We entered the remains
of the city. I could still see where the walls use to stand. Still on
the ground were shards of the magical glass tower. As we continued to
walk thorugh the town, I started to see people approaching us. I
recognized the robes they were wearing. They were memebers of the
'Route'. I turned to my husband and said, "Skiz, the cult is
approachng. I think we should leave." Before my husband could agree,
the cult started to attack.
"Capture the murderer. Don't let her escape," they shouted.
Quickly, they attacked us. In no time, they knocked out both the
children. I was surprised that they would attack their leader, unless
they were under instruction to do so. Was it part of some plan to
confuse me? After sometime, my husband was knocked out and the cult
grabbed hold of me.
The head of this group said, "We must take her to our temple."
They all cheered and dragged me towards the northern part of town. I
realized where there temple was. They hid it in the sewer. As the
dragged me in to the sewer, the smell of waste assalted my nose. The
sewer had gotten worse since the quest of the Magi.
We eventually approached a door, and they through me in. They
slammed the door shut, but I could still see out. I shouted out the
door and said, "Who told you to do this?" I wanted to find out which
child was betraying me, because I didn't think I would make it to the
The man guard turned to me and said, "The Annointed One told us
to do that. They can't wait to kill you." He then laughed and left
door. I started to cry. Why was this happening to me?
I paced in that room for what seemed like hours, until I heard
fighting outside. I ran to the door and tried to see what was going
but it was no use. After a short time, the fighting stopped and the
door opened. KLar was at the door and he ran over and hugged me.
I'm so glad I found you. When I didn't see you, Dad suggested that we
search for you. He went with JaNa, and I searched alone. I saw one of
the 'Route' lurking around the sewers and I decided to follow him. He
led me to here, and to you."
I returned the hug and said, "Thank you, KLar, but let's get
of her, before more of the 'Route' arrive." We ran out of the sewers
and met up with JaNa and Skiz. I hugged my husband and said, "We need
to get out of this world."
He looked at me and said, "We also need cash. While we were
cold, some thief robbed us. We only have about 100GP to our names."
This was bad. When we left, we had enough money for the journey, now
needed the best of luck.
It was then I remembered that the next world had the Dragon
on it. I wondered if it was still going on. I looked at my husband
said, "What about the Dragon Race?"
Skiz smilled at me and said, "Vet, you're a genius. I know
a risk, but we can do it. Let's go." He led us back to the pillar and
we headed for the next world. The Dragon Race was a risk for anyone.
Since Apollo was eliminated, the races had taken on a new way of being
handled. They were run in a series of races, the first four made the
finalists, and then they raced. A good gambler could call each of the
first four winners and of those four, the overall winner.
When we reached the world, it was amazing. The pillar was on
the far side of the track, and there was bridge over the track to the
town. It was the whole size of the world. We crossed the bridge and
went to the race building. I was about to say something when JaNa
"Fireball is going to win the first race." I looked at JaNa and she
said, "I think I have developed a sence of prediction."
I was abit leary, but my husband decided to go with what she
said. He walked over to the betting window and said, "100 on
The man looked surprised and said, "Are you sure? That's a 100
to 1 shot." My husband nodded, and the man gave us the ticket. We
walked out to the track and watched the race. Early on, it appeared
Fireball would lose. Then, a miracle happened. Fireball took off like
there was no tomorrow. The dragon made it to the finish line, with
to run around the track two more times. We all cheered for joy. We
the winnings ride on the next race. We repeated that method for each
race, and by the time it was over, we have over a million gold pieces
Just as we were leaving the town, the man from the window
started to follow us. I then noticed that he had an emblem on his
shirt. I had seen it before. He was a member of the 'Route'. I
to my husband and said, "Skiz, he's part of the 'Route'." My husband
turned and was about to attack, when several more of the 'Route'
appeared. Quickly, we ran for the pillar and returned to the
He looked at me and said, "I hope that this is the last attack.
I don't know how much more we can take. We can't even rest anywhere."
I was beginning to lose faith in the plan, but then I remembered
I looked at my husband and said, "All we have to do is get to
the Final World. Rich and Li will protect us." Skiz smiled and
nodded. We then continued to the next world. We had to find someone
protect us The next world was the Shogun world, and Hana was there.
Maybe she could help us. She had dealt with a gang called the
when we were on the quest. When we entered the world, the Shogun's
palace was shredded. The wood had been splintered, and the windows
cut to shreds. We headed over to the town near the Palace. We looked
around and ran into Hana. She had moved her detective office to this
When she saw us, she said, "Hello, it has been a long time
I have seen you, although you have chosen a bad time to visit. The
Hamatatos have been acting up, and I have discovered that the new
governor is funding them."
When I heard that I knew what was happening. I turned to Hana
and said, "I think that the Hamatatoes will be the least of your
There was a crash and several Hamatatos jumped into the
building. We were caught completely off guard, and 20 to 4 were not
good odds. The Hamatatos shouted "For the 'Route', we fight to help
them." They easily knocked out all of them. I started to run for the
door, but all of a sudden, one the Hamatatos pulled out a device. It
looked like an Abacus, and that quickly, I collapse, right into the
leader's grasp. Then, everything went black.
When I came back to consciousness, I was hanging on one of the
walls of a cave. I was held up by chains on my wrists, and there were
many of the Hamatatoes there, as well as some cult members. The one
that appeared to be the leader looked at me and said, "When the
Annointed One arrives, you will be taken to your death."
I looked at the leaded and shouted, "My familty will rescue me
and protect me for your Annointed One."
The leader just laughed and said, "They will be looking for you
in the last world, not this one." I finally realized where I was. The
last time I was here, my nightmares caused me to freak out. Now I was
prisoner in the Nasty Dungeon. The laughter had only made the fear
worse. I closed my eyes and started to pray. When I opened them, he
was right in my face and he said, "It is all going according to plan."
I heard noise coming from the cave, but over all I heard one
reassuring sound. "Vet, we're coming to help you." It was my husband,
and my family, coming to save my life. Almost instantly, the cult and
the Hamatatos ran, and my family entered the room I was in. My husband
destroied the chains, but just as I was getting down from the wall, a
cult member attacks. Quickly, my husband attacked and slayed the cult
memeber. It was a monster. My husband quickly took a chomp out of the
fiend and changed. He looked almost featureless until he approached
He started to transform into my form. It was totally weird. He looked
at me and said, "I think I have transformed into a doppleganger. I can
transform into the person I'm closest to."
"I think I understand, although it is a bit confusing." I had
no doubt that the children were confused, but the one who would kill me
would keep their distance. We then worked our way out of the dungeon.
I looked at my husband and said, "Skiz, how did you find out I was
"Hana found a clue on the floor after the attack. It said
meeting the cult and their leader at the dungeon. Hana said there was
no dungeon in her world, but I knew about this dungeon."
JaNa then spoke up and said, "It wasn't until we heard your
voice that we knew were to go." I had since started to doubt her,
mainly due to the fact that everything we knew about who was going to
kill me was point to her.
It had taken a while, but we eventually left the dungeon and
moved onto the next world. The next world was the world that had been
known as Valhalla. On the clouds were the ruins of Odin's Palace, and
due to the state it was in, the gap in the clouds had to be crossed by
bridge. The portible bridge that we used had no railings, so we had to
be careful in crossing the gap. I was the last to cross, and as I
crossed, I lost my footing. I was had slipped off the bridge and
started to fall down to Pureland. JaNa grabbed my arm and said, "Hold
on, Mom, I'll help you up." She was true to her word there, but I
figure it was so she could kill me later. Then, a scary thought hit my
mind. Could she have developed telepathy?
As I got to my feet, Skiz said, "Don't worry, Vet. Our next
stop is Li's Inn. We should be fine there." I hoped he was right, but
as we traversed throught the Celestrial world to the Final World, I
could only think of one thing. I started to think about Mask, and the
fact that he was Rich's son. Would Rich lose his son today?
When we entered the world, we went straight to the town, and
entered the Inn. Li looked at us and yelled to the back, "Rich, come
out here. We have company." Out of the back came Rich, with his two
children following him.
Rich looked over at us. He smiled and said, "How long has it
been since we seen you?"
I replied, "About six years has passed. How are your
Rich laughed and said, "Lena has just started to become a
and as for Max, he is soon going to have his ninth birthday." I looked
at the little boy, and I could see how Mask was this same boy.
The little girl looked at me and said, "Are you the one the
faces are calling for?" I was taken back by what she said. I didn't
even know what that even meant.
Li turned to Rich and said, "I think you better show the others
to their rooms." He nodded and motioned the rest of my family to their
rooms. Li then took my arm and escorted me out of the Inn. She then
said, "I'm sorry, but Lena was referring to the Dungeon of Souls, or
Final Dungeon. We found out that some of the faces are those of the
Hani's victims. Some have asked about you, according to Lena."
I was surprised by this. "Those faces asked for me." Li
continued to lead me into the cave. I looked at those faces and
to wonder about it. We stopped and I looked around.
All of a sudden, one of the faces spoke up and said, "Vet, is
that you darling? It's me, your mother." It was her voice, and she
continued, "Vet, becareful. St. Marius is waiting for you. One day,
will return, but you won't die." The face stopped speaking.
All I could do was look at it. I was upset. My mother's soul
was trapped in this dungeon. I almost said something when another
spoke. "Vet, it's me, Jena. I've missed you, friend. Vet, don't
believe the clues. They point to your death." The face the went
Li put a hand on my shoulder and said, "What does thiis mean?"
I turned to face her and said, "The 'Route Of Rigge' has been
trying to kill me. Their Annoited One is one of my children, but now,
not sure if it is JaNa or KLar." Li then escorted me back to the Inn,
and showed me to the room that Rich had set aside for me and Skiz. I
then fell asleep for the night.
When we awoke in the morning, we left the Inn and headed for
Celestrial Temple. We entered and Isis was waiting for us. She looked
at me and then said, "I had a feeling you were coming, Vet. I have
heard about the 'Route' and ther attacks on you and your family. I
notice that you are wearing the Collar of Evil. Do not worry. I shall
I looked at Isis and said, "Don't you need the key?"
She looked at the children and said, "Yes, and the evil child
carring it." Skiz was right. Isis would know who had the key, and save
me from that child. She walked over to the kids and held her hands
infront of their faces. Soon, she reached into JaNa's pockets and
pulled out the key.
She looked surprised, even though it was faked. "I don't know
how that got there."
Isis unlocked the collar and removed it from me. "It will take
you a while to return to your normal state, but JaNa shall pay for her
evil." Isis put the collar on her.
JaNa then screamed, "No! I was framed. I would never hurt my
Skiz turned to me and said, "Don't worry. You take KLar down.
I will make sure JaNa doesn't try anything." KLar then walked over to
me and we took the stairs down. We walked along the path to the
location of where the Arsenal stood. They had been shut down for a
while, and it was evident.
I looked at the devices and said, "KLar, this was where the
final battle of the Magi Quest took place."
He looked out and said, "And was this where you entered the
Net?" I nodded and he then said, "Then, this is the end of the
journey." He was still marvelling at the world.
I then said, "Yes, but now we should head up. I don't want
father to die at the hands of JaNa, like the prophecy says."
As I turned, I heard KLar said, "He won't, Mom. In fact, he's
in less danger than you are." I finally understood what the spirits
said, and I felt something hit me, and all went black.
When I returned to consciousness, I was tied up between the two
Arsenal units, hands tied to one, feet to the other. I looked out and
saw my son, and the demons Oy and Vey. When I saw this, I almost
screamed, but I was gagged. My son walked over to me and said,
it has been so easy to trick you into believing JaNa was evil, but it
me who was the villian."
I tried to yell at him, but he held up a knife and said,
"Mother, please. St. Marius' spirit has to arrive, and then he can
return. You know the 'Route' was easy to manipulate, and he knew it."
Vey then said, "Yes. You see, we all know the truth about St.
Marius. All the attacks that were made on you were part of the plan,
except for my brother almost mating with you."
Oy looked at me and said in a high voice, "Now your son has
a spell on me. I can't mate anymore, and it's all your fault."
My son looked at them and said, "Shut up." He then turned to
and said, "You know when JaNa got sick. That was because she fought
evil off, and it took over my body. Now, when St. Marius returns, he,
or should I say you, and I will hunt down the third part of the evil
take over this world. And the guest of honor has arrived." I then saw
the shade start to form.
When it fully formed, I heard the voice of St. Marius say, "I
said I would return. Start the ceremony." My son started to chant,
I realized that I was doomed. Then, everything changed.
My husband came in, attacking each of the demons. My son
started to speed up his chanting, but then JaNa ran over to the ropes
and started to cut them. It was then that my son, thrusted the knife
down. Just as it would have hit, Skiz jumped inbetween the knife and
me, and the thrust killed him. "No!" KLar yelled. His wings had taken
on a darker tone, and he flew into the air, with the demons in tow. He
looked at us and said, "I shall win. Both of you killed him, and no
place will be safe for you." He flew out of the temple. Isis was
coming down and was almost hit by the fleeing evil.
JaNa helped me up and said, "Do you believe me now?" I nodded
and she then said, "Now what? Almost everyplace will turn us in to the
Isis then looked at me and said, "There is a place where I can
hide you, but I can't guarentee pure safety. It is a secret base in
I looked at Isis and said, "Can you transport us there?" She
nodded and we were there in a instant. Now, I was a hunted person, and
what about what the runes said? JaNa hugged me and I said to my
daughter, "I fear this is not the end."
A Story And Addendum For Memoirs Of The Heroes. (Previously "Memoirs Of
An Adventure's Child."))
(All Characters Are Ficticious And bare no resemblence to living
Any resemblence to fictional characters is only by chance.)
It was a nice day when I took the kids into town. It was
16th birthday, and I decided to let her pick out her gift. My son,
was with us, looking to get a small protective weapon to train with.
When Max turned 10, he expressed an intrest in adventuring. I thought
that this was a good thing. When the third evil would come, I would
need help. Lena already developed the ability to use Magic Scrolls.
Only four years ago, Vet disappered, on a charge of murdering her
husband. Isis never said anything about that, but I had suspicions.
we were leaving a dress shop, where Lena had just gotten a Powder Blue
Magic Robe, when Max said, "Dad, 'Route' members are over there."
We all looked in there direction and saw them. Then, Lena
looked and said, "My goodness, they have captured KLar. We have to
rescue him." After Vet and her family had visited us four years ago,
Lena had fallen in love with him.
I looked at my daughter and said, "We will follow them, but we
have to be careful. I think that JaNa is working with the 'Route'."
Max looked at me and said, "Why would she do that?"
"Remember when I told you of St. Marius?" He nodded and I
continued, "When he died, part of his spirit flew out into our world.
When we returned, Vet was told that JaNa had fallen ill, and your
told me of a prophecy about the children."
"Do you think that JaNa had KLar capture?" Lena asked with
concern. I nodded and she started to cry. I watched the cult head to
the town hall. I motioned to my children to follow quietly and we
followed. We entered the town hall and looked around. There was
no sign of the cult.
"Where have they gone?" I said as softly as I could. The town
hall was a big building since the Magi Quest, but it never had any
secrets to my knowledge. We proceded carefully, until I almost ran
the mayor of our city.
He looked at me and asked, "Rich, what are you doing?"
I looked at him and responded, "I'm sorry, your honor, but I
have reason to believe that a friend of the family has been captured by
some evil people."
He looked puzzled and said, "Why would they be here?"
My daughter quickly said, "We followed them here. I think they
are going to kill him."
The mayor looked at us and said, "If one of the heroes of Isis
says that there is evil hiding in this building, I must trust them.
evil ones might come after me next. I hope you are successful." He
left and we started to search the building.
As we approached a stairway, Max called me and said, "Father, I
hear voices down these steps." Lena and I ran over to him and listened
carefully. As we stood there, we heard the voices speak.
The first voice I heard was a high voice as it said, "I can't
believe how the master managed to frame her. This way, we don't have
search for her as hard as we did before."
The second voice, a deeper one responded, "You would not be
talking like that if the spell wasn't cast on you. You did try and
with the target, and this is your punishment." I then realized that
these must have been the demons that Skiz told me about. I wanted to
slit their throats, but I wanted to hear more.
The first voice grumbled and said, "Well, she shouldn't have
been so good looking."
The second voice just said, "Brother, to you, a Medusa is good
looking." I finally decided that if we were going to get past these
demons, we would have to disguise ourselves, particularly Lena. The
last thing I wanted was my daughter to fall victim to a demon. The
second voice then continued "Besides, the Annointed One has a way to
overcome the failure." I then started to piece everything together.
JaNa must have framed Vet when she killed her father by mistake, and
she had captured her brother.
I looked at my daughter and said, "Lena, do you have an
invisablity spell on you?"
She looked in her booklet that she had made. Since her ability
started, she had been looking for spells and gathering them in a book.
"I have one that can hide us from all, and it mutes speech except to
those who know us."
"Good, cast it." She immediately cast the spell, and magic
envelope was surrounding us. I then said, "This should keep us out of
sight, but stick together." We then started down the steps. At the
bottom, we saw the demons guarding a portal. We started to approach
door, when one of the demons stopped talking.
It sniffed the air and said, "Hey Vey, do you sence the
of a lady?" My head flooded with fear, and a look of fear crossed
Lena's face when this was said. Would the spell work? Would my
daughter be safe?
The other looked around and said, "Oy, you moron, you must be
dreaming. There is no female anywhere around here. Now watch for
anybody, especially any of heroes of Isis." If only those demons knew
was right near them. We contined into the portal and started down some
When we were about to reach the bottom, the pattern of a giant
maze was in front of us. When I saw this, I said "Now what?"
Lena looked through her book of spells. She was hoping she
would have a spell to tackle this, but she didn't. Max was looking at
the maze and saw something in the center. He turned to me and said,
"Dad, I think that in the center of this maze is the temple."
Lena then said, "Father, I think I have an idea. I could cast
temporary spell to let Max lead us through the maze. It is risky
I didn't need to hear that. I gave her an eye of concern and
said, "How risky?"
My daughter would never lie to me. She looked me straight in
the eye and said, "There is a good chance that I might fry his brain."
I was almost ready to refuse that idea when Max said, "Let's do
it. We need to save KLar, and I don't know of any other way." I
to argue, but I couldn't argue with them. They were right in their
choices. Lena cast the spell and I watched as blue lightning shot into
Max's head. He started to shake as if he were in fits, but in a few
minutes, he was breathing normally.
I looked at him and asked, "Are you alright?"
He nodded and said, "I see the path through. Follow me, and be
careful." He then led the way through the giant maze. After a while,
he stopped and said, "Trap number one." In front of us was a
pattern. I recognized what was on the red squares, Spawn-Seeds. These
deadly plants were little pods, until a living being stepped on them.
At that time, they would grow, engulfing the being, and quickly
"Stay on the black squares," I said, and we carefully crossed
the trap. When we were all across, we continued on until we hit
trap. This one was worse, for it was Trendrilians. The floor had four
of them covering all but a thin line. By myself, I would have been
to cross, but Lena was not very agile. She would fall right into one,
and they would kill her. Tendrillian were like flowers, except they had
tendrels insted of pedals, and used them to constrict food to death.
Lena looked at me and said, "I have a spell that can levitate
over the creatures." She recited the spell and we took to the air. In
a few seconds, we had pasted the creatures. After a couple of more
twists and turns, Max stopped us again. We looked around and saw
Max just eyes the walls and said, "Lasers, intense enough to
destroy anything." I couldn't see them, but then Lena chanted a spell,
and a fog arose. I finally saw the laser beams. They were at different
angles, and spots in the wall. We slowly made our way though the laser
beams, avoiding their deadly touch. When we passed by the lasers, we
headed deeper into the maze. Eventually, I noticed that we were
approaching a hall of crystals. "Pain crystals. They are designed to
harm anyone one not of the cult."
"Apparently, JaNa had no intention of us getting this far if we
discovered the cult. I think that she plans to have us dead by now.
there any way we can get past them with out being killed." Pain
crystals were very dangerous. These deadly magical devices would cause
pain in any being that would kill a person.
Lena looked in her book of spells and smiled. "Maybe a Wall
spell can help. It should create a barrier between us and the
crystals." I nodded for us to try it, and she cast the spell. I could
see the glow of the wall's borders. We started to advance through the
hall, as a time passed, the wall started to fade. Just as we reached
the end, the wall fell, and the magical pain crystals started their
magic. We ran quickly to the end of the tunnel, and survived. As we
left the hall, we saw the temple room. We had reached the center of
maze. We found a hiding spot, just in case the illusion spell wore
As we watched, the cult started to enter. It appeared that
were preparing for something big. I noticed that a large group was
there. I didn't think we had a chance of defeating them, but we could
bring back reinforcements. I also noticed that Lena was getting very
worried. She turned to me and said, "Dad, will we be able to rescue
I was about to answer when all the cult started to chant.
Something was happening, something big. Soon, to my surprise, KLar
appeared, in the cults robes. He held up his hands and said, "My
children, be seated." I looked at my children, and they shared the
look I had, that of shock. KLar then continued his speech. "As you
know, the savior's murderer is still at large, and in order to bring
savior back, we must kill her. Now, after searchining for years, we
have found the Orb of Spirits. In no time, our savior shall return to
the living. But now, we must hold his spirit in the orb."
I listened as KLar started chanting something. Almost as soon
as he had started, a glowing form went down to orb. The whole cult
started chanting two words I hoped never to hear again. The whole cult
was chanting the name of St. Marius. I hoped that that vile being was
dead, but now I understood why Vet was in hiding. The cult wanted her
dead. Finally, I head the evil voice of St. Marius speak from the orb.
"My children, I have only partially return. Find the evil being that
killed me, and her soul shall be placed in this sphere."
Lena looked at me and said, "Dad, we must warn the mayor. He
should know about this." I nodded and we slowly got up. Just as soon
as we got up, I felt a hand on my shoulder.
I looked up to see the face of the mayor, but I realized that
had been a part of this cult. He yelled out, "Annointed One, there are
followers of Isis here. We must kill them." All of a sudden the cult
started in our direction.
With a quick blow, I knocked out the mayor and we started to
for the maze. I heard St. Marius exclaim, "Stop them. They will ruin
everything." At that moment, I knew that the only thing left to do was
to ask Isis for her help. It was then I realized that I had one item
help us out of this mess. I reached into my pack and pulled out the
round object. I put it to the wall, and the mystical Door appeared.
I opened the Door, and yell to Lena and Max, "Children, into
Door. We're going someplace safe." The cult was closing in on us and
followed my children through the Door. As it closed, the whole thing
disappeared, unable to be opened again, and we were in our house. I
turned and faced my wife.
Li looked at me and said, "Rich, what's wrong?"
I put my hands on her shoulders and said, "Pack, we are no
longer safe here. St. Marius is back, and he is part of the 'Route Of
Rigge.' The mayor was part of the cult. We leave immediately for
Isis." My wife ran out to the room we had and started to pack. Once
were set there, we had to find Vet. If she was captured by the
her life was over.
The Restoration Quest