Seiken Episode 4:Shadows of the Past
by Duran the Warrior
>Dragon's Hole, a few weeks ago (before Episode 3)
<A ninja picks up a piece of a sword.>
Ninja: (Oh yes! I can feel the dark essence form this blade. So
this is where the powers of such beings like the Dragon Emperor,
Thantos, and that Masked Mage are. <A wave of power goes thru
him.> I don't believe it! This blade is summoning mana from
the cosmos, giving me great power. Appears the legend of the Mana
sword was an understatement, after all if a piece of this can do
this, imagine what the whole sword will do. First things first;
time to revisit Riesz, and to crush those heroes.)
>Present; Forcena; Duran's House
<Duran reads a section of the class change book carefully.>
Duran:(Is this what happened to Kevin back there; a temporary
boost in class? What if he were to go through that boost again at
his current class and level; the results would be staggering. It
also seems that the conditions depend on the person who's
undergoing it. For Kevin, it was his beastman aspect, and his
feelings for Riesz. I wonder what mine are.)<Takes out a Hilt
of a sword.>(I would have liked to seen what this sword could
really do; since legends state that this is the most powerful of
Kevin: Duran, it almost time to talk with others.
Duran<Putting his Hilt away>:Ok.
Hawkeye: Yeah, that Dragon Emperor was real wicked, enough for
anyone to sense.
Duran: Speaking about that I just felt a cold breeze, like the
Dragon Emperor, but more stronger.
<Riesz immediately curls up into a ball.>
Riesz<Sobbing.>:no, no ,no
Kevin: What the matter, Riesz.
Angela: Guys, I think this information might be relevant now.
When I asked her what over guys she went out with, she just
clammed up. At the time, I thought it was a sour relationship,
but now I think it's worse than that.
Kevin: You can tell me what wrong.
<Riesz whispers something.>
Kevin:....Duran, what this word mean?
<They exchange quietly so that no one else hears.>
Duran: That is a really bad thing to do to a girl, worse than
Kevin: Angry; Really Angry; no, me totally P***ed off! Me want to
cave his skull in.
Duran:(One of the words that I taught him; really angry
words.)I'll help you out when you find this piece of trash.
Riesz: Let me tell what I can. It was about 3 years ago, at a
meeting between our kingdoms, I meet this seeming nice Thief by
the name of Raven. We went out a bit, and then, then.......;
after that, I just stopped going out with guys. Hawkeye kinda
reminded of his nicer aspects. He just stopped coming by,
probably because of the guards.
Kevin: That enough.
Hawkeye: So, that was the person who done that; right now he's a
ninja. I'll take this up with my boss; since I doubt he'll let
that slide at all. (He acted that!? I'll ask the Khan if I could
kill him myself! How dare he dishonor the guild!)
F.Khan: So that what happen, and you want to kill him. Ok with me
but he left somewhere to the northwest. He has a black aura and
held a blacked piece of sword.
Hawkeye: I know where he is headed for Riesz, and I guess now he
is more powerful now. I really have to go.
Angela<jokingly.>:Oh look, I'm going to start this fire.
<tries to cast a spell, and starts a fire.> What??? That
Duran: Let me see, teleporting, magic, this vibe, and Riesz
reacting like she did, These are all connected. <The hilt
flies out, glowing.> What the..... Might these things be
possible because someone has a piece of the mana sword?
????<Standing a few feet away.>:Hahaha Yes, it is, he who
holds the other piece of the Mana sword.
Riesz<In a ball, and sobbing.>:Raven...
<Tries to attack him, but Raven casts a spell, knocking Kevin
Raven: Riesz, I didn't know you prefer weaklings. I want the
other piece, knight, so I can become a god! Here's just a small
taste of power the essences of evil, amplified by the piece I
have. Black Rain!
Duran:(Seems that he is a Nightblade, just like Hawkeye, but more
Kevin:(Must do something.....Pain, Anger, Rage, Love. All these
feelings; feel something awakening.)
Raven: You're still alive after that; I guess it's time to show
you my true power.
<Sticks the blade piece in his arm, and the piece loses its
blackness. He tosses it as he transforms into a giant of
Raven: I now have the powers of Thantos, Arch-demon, and the
Dragon emperor! As a show of my power, I'll control the mage. Go,
beautiful servant, show them your power!
Duran: I know how much you want to kill him, but I'm going have
to kill him.
Charlotte: Big evil, big evil, Wahhhh!!!!
Heath: I don't think that the priest of light can take this evil
Hawkeye: So Raven, you just aren't a Bastard, but a truly evil
Raven: Oh yes, Hawkeye, you here to try your luck against me?
Hawkeye: Not by myself, Hey Kevin, remember Kilgore?
Kevin:(Kilgore; he hurt Riesz, Raven hurt Riesz more. Feeling
Duran:(I see... He's trying to get Kevin to do that boost thing
<Duran tries to attack him, but gets hit by a dark blast from
the controlled and boosted Angela.>
Duran:(Can't do anything at all against Angela, I've failed! She
must have had a boost.) <Spies the discarded Blade piece, then
puts the 2 pieces together. The sword glows.> Ok, you
jack-a**, let go of my Angel before I slice you down the
middle.<A sudden rush of power occurs.> (I don't believe
this, it's happening to me, a boost!.)<Duran's armor turns
golden as power shoots out from the sword knocking Raven back,
and releasing Angela, who collapses due to the strain. Duran now
has The true mana sword, a weapon of pure energy.> Take that
you piece of s***!
<Elliot comes in, trying to attack Raven, but He swats the boy
aside like nothing. Riesz starts to really tremble.>
Kevin:(THAT'S IT!!!!!) <Howls a earthshaking Howl as he turns
into a golden, as in metal, 10foot werewolf.>
Duran:(That's Kevin's Boosted self.) Ok, Kevin I'll draw his
attacks while you prepare to finish him. Everyone else, get outta
<Everyone else leaves. Now only the insane giant, giant
werewolf, and Mana Knight square off. Duran fought him, getting
in some blows and techs, like goddess smite in.>
Kevin: Now you die! Astral Crush! <He rushes forward, fist
engulfed in sheer energy, and hits Raven on the shoulder. Raven
feels his body begin to self-destruct.>
Raven: No..... I can't die, I'm a god! I'll take this whole
kingdom with me!
Duran: Even though you beat me and him up, that ain't happening,
Goddess Smite! <A giant blade held by a female hand slices
through Raven as his body started bursting form Kevin's blow.
Then Raven just exploded in blood and gore. They support each
other to the castle, where they collapsed due to wounds and
Hawkeye: Where to put the guys?
Riesz: Put Kevin in my room since I don't think I can sleep other
Heath: Don't worry about that since the way Duran and Kevin are,
they won't be able to do anything to really worry about.
Hawkeye: I'll put Duran in the guest room.
<Elliot enters. He seems to got only a few scratches.>
Elliot: I want to be like them when I grow up.
Riesz: Hehe, that's nice to hear. Good Night.
<Everyone else leaves or goes to bed, but Hawkeye.>
Hawkeye: This is getting too crazy; mana returning to the world,
even if it's on a small scale. Not to mention this "boost
class" thing going on. I've got to go to sleep so I can make
sense of all this insanity.
<Goes to the quest room, and sees what's going on.>
Hawkeye:(I guess Angela wanted to comfort him. Hearing them argue
is a good thing; it means that no nigh-godlike evil is about to
turn a kingdom in a parking lot.)
<Goes to sleep.>
Next Day, Hawkeye's house
Jessica: You know Hawkeye, if she weren't with that beastman, I'd
be angry at you.
Hawkeye: I just seen some stuff that no one would believe.
<Duran, Riesz, Angela, and Kevin are talking about the last
Duran: In short, Kevin landed the fatal blow; all that I did was
just hasten the process. It is nice that you feel better, Riesz.
Riesz: That was a nightmare that I just woke up from.
Angela: Wait a moment! Let me get this straight, This guy
controlled me in a "boosted" state and had me attack
you, Duran? I know you just annoy me sometimes, but not enough to
Duran: Don't worry about it, Angel. I know that you'd never do
Angela: It was nice to hear that you wouldn't strike me, even if
I was forced to attack you.
Duran: Now, we have something important to do: make sense of
boosts, the revived mana sword, and the fact that some mana has
returned to this world.
That means the next episode will be about making sense. Boosts
are something unwittingly introduced in "A night out"
(episode 1), with Kevin. These occur under various conditions, or
influences from higher powers, such as Raven. Please send all
comments about the fic to my address.