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Khaotic Nature-Stage 22
Stage 22: Invitation to Darkness
Narrator: When we last left off, the Adepts and Kula flew off to Frozoma Village in order to meet with Antiochus to trade the Planet Stones for Richelle. Brandon cleverly swapped the real Planet Stones for replicas made of rock candy. Those would be the ones that Quenn would give to Antiochus, while Brandon held on to the real ones. Once there, the exchange began, but all along, Kula noticed that something was amiss. The Richelle that Antiochus brought to trade was a specter that could change its form to resemble anyone it looked upon. Despite dispatching the specter, Antiochus was able to figure out the subterfuge and the battle to keep the Planet Stones out of his hands began. However, Antiochus was able to outwit the Adepts, destroying Marina’s shield from beneath. With his victory close at hand, Antiochus decided to try to kill Brandon for the plan, only for Quenn to interrupt. In a last bid to strike Antiochus, Quenn unleashed his Icarus Lanc
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Khaotic Nature-Stage 21
Stage 21: Ransom
Narrator: When we last left off, Kula’s identity as Icirrus had been revealed. However, Kula willingly threw herself at the mercy of the Adepts and offered to help them fight against Antiochus. In order to understand her reason for wanting the Planet Stones, Kula told the Adepts of her past life in her home village, recounting the dreadful attack that resulted in the massacre of her family and clan. Kula also revealed her detail of the Mt. Airyglyph Incident, finding a woman washed up on a riverbed. Quenn, realizing that the woman in question matched the description of his and Brandon’s long-lost foster mother, Richelle, asked if what she was telling them was true. Upon her confirmation, Antiochus appeared before the Adepts, offering to make a trade: Richelle for the Planet Stones. The location of the exchange would be at Frozoma Village. Kula suspected there would be a trap lying in wait the moment they arrived, but Quenn vowed that the Adepts wouldn
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Khaotic Nature-Stage 20
Stage 20: Remembrance
Narrator: When we last left off, the Adepts finally arrived at Shima Town. Meanwhile, the Generals of Order planned to infiltrate the Adepts in an attempt to retrieve their Planet Stones. To do so, Icirrus was made to assume the identity of her former life, Kula. Kula had been bullied and mistreated by a group of unruly townspeople, and was saved when Quenn and Marina intervened. After the Adepts decided to help Kula get back to her village, Kula and Marina bonded, with Kula teaching Marina how to properly use Cryomancy. However, Kula found herself in conflict, and as she tried to complete her mission, she was found out by Marina. After Marina chased her into the town square, Kula then revealed her reason for wanting the Planet Stones, as she believed that Antiochus would use their powers to restore her fallen clan. However, Zhane made it clear that Antiochus had no intention of reviving her clan. Heartbroken, Kula seemed to have given up as Zhane began to close i
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Khaotic Nature-Stage 19
Stage 19: Kula Adjani
Narrator: When we last left off, the Adepts had come across a mysterious desert called Gust Valley. After crossing halfway through, the Adepts were attacked by Gali, who used dark wind-based Elchemy attuned to the Jupiter Stone. Marina fought against Gali by herself, and seemed to be on equal footing until Gali used the Jupiter Stone. Marina was clearly on the ropes until the power of the Jupiter Stone began to falter, allowing Marina to turn the tide. The Adepts then claimed their third Planet Stone, but soon learned that those with the ability to summon a Nightfall Corridor can go to and from the Shadowlands at will. Before they could persuade Gali to help them, Antiochus struck the young harpy with a powerful psionic bolt, killing her. Now, Zhane and Icirrus are the only Generals that remain, and they will have to fight twice as hard to keep the Mercury Stone in their possession…
In the Obsidian Fortress, Zhane and Icirrus are shown kneeling before Antioc
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Khaotic Nature-Stage 13
Stage 13: The Ancient Light
Narrator: When we last left off, the Adepts reached an unnamed village in search of supplies when they stumbled upon the carnage of a horrifying scene. The village had been braised, most of its huts reduced to cinders, its crops unusable, and the villagers themselves lay in pools of blood. The only survivor of the carnage was a young girl named Mirage. Knowing that it would be too dangerous to leave her at the village by herself, the Adepts opted to take Mirage to the next village with them. However, the Adepts were accosted by Antiochus, revealed to be the menace behind the attack. Quenn was about to suggest a retreat until they were ready to fight him, but when Keith sought to draw first blood, Antiochus quickly began to turn the tide of the battle in his direction. The Adepts, heavily beaten, were forced to make a hasty retreat from the village. Not ready to face Antiochus’ level of skill, the Adepts began to despair until Mirage made a suggestion.
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Khaotic Nature-Stage 10 Revised
Stage 10: Finding the Source III
Narrator: When we last left off, the Adepts made their way to Hanako’s shrine, where the fanatics revealed themselves and their plans. They also revealed themselves to be the conspirators behind the massacre of the Lunarians. This revelation shocks Kibane to the core, making her doubtful of everything. The Adepts, angered at the physical and psychological pain that their friends are in, fight against the fanatics to a stalemate. As the Adepts fought, the beasts of darkness began their attack on Mumeishi Village. Tai and the Yagami Clan intercepted the beasts, vowing to finally fight for the long-awaited freedom their village deserves after many years of oppression. Back at the shrine, Quenn was able to motivate Kibane back into the battle. Vigor renewed, Kibane took out the two lesser fanatics. However, the leader of the fanatics revealed his trump card, transforming in what he called the “Dark Guardian”. If the Adepts are unable to de
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Khaotic Nature-Stage 9 Revised
Stage 9: Finding the Source II
Narrator: When we last left off, the Adepts and Kibane took a visit to the Fairy Spring. There, they met Yue, the queen of fairies, who warned them of evil intentions involving the Black Hollow. Meanwhile, Pi and Violet fought to get themselves clear of the beasts, but were subdued by the fanatics. The fanatics then began to set their plan into motion. Kibane and the Adepts rushed quickly to the shrine, finding Pi and Violet within an inch of their lives. Before passing out, Pi makes Quenn promise to protect Mumeishi Village and to keep Violet alive. Quenn, ready to stop the fanatics, gives an order to the rest of the Adepts…
After Marina manages to stabilize Violet and Pi, she walks over to Quenn.
Marina: That should be enough to keep them stable. They’ll be okay with not too much lasting damage.
Quenn: That’s good to hear. What about the poison?
Marina: I managed to remove as much of it as I could. There’s no telling how much of
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Khaotic Nature-Stage 8 Revised
Stage 8: Finding the Source I
Narrator: When we last left off, the Adepts met Pi of the Yagami Clan and were imprisoned until the village elder cleared up the confusion. The village elder, Tai, recognized Kibane as the little girl he once rescued some time ago, and that she must have led them through one of the numerous Lunar Paths in order to find the village. He told the Adepts and Kibane that a darkness was slowly encroaching the forest, and if nothing was done about it soon, the village would be overtaken by the beasts within the outer rim of the Black Hollow. The Adepts agreed to help (with Keith agreeing reluctantly) in order to progress through the forest to continue their journey. Tai sends the Adepts with Kibane to locate the mystical Fairy Spring, where they would meet Yue, the queen of fairies. Meanwhile, Pi and his female companion, Violet, approached the shrine, where they would learn that the darkness is the result of a black magic spell cast by a trio of fanatics who wis
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Stage 22: Invitation to Darkness

Narrator: When we last left off, the Adepts and Kula flew off to Frozoma Village in order to meet with Antiochus to trade the Planet Stones for Richelle. Brandon cleverly swapped the real Planet Stones for replicas made of rock candy. Those would be the ones that Quenn would give to Antiochus, while Brandon held on to the real ones. Once there, the exchange began, but all along, Kula noticed that something was amiss. The Richelle that Antiochus brought to trade was a specter that could change its form to resemble anyone it looked upon. Despite dispatching the specter, Antiochus was able to figure out the subterfuge and the battle to keep the Planet Stones out of his hands began. However, Antiochus was able to outwit the Adepts, destroying Marina’s shield from beneath. With his victory close at hand, Antiochus decided to try to kill Brandon for the plan, only for Quenn to interrupt. In a last bid to strike Antiochus, Quenn unleashed his Icarus Lance attack, but his attack left him open to Zhane, who wounded him with a single slash, allowing Antiochus to escape with the Planet Stones. Back at the Obsidian Fortress, Antiochus revealed his plan for the Planet Stones to Aster and Richelle. When used upon the height of the moon’s alignment on the Vernal Equinox, the moon would become a gateway, allowing Antiochus to achieve the power he desires. Before heading off to the Pillars of Ruin, Antiochus left Zhane behind to await the Adepts’ arrival. Now, with no time to lick their wounds, the Adepts must prepare to follow Antiochus into the Shadowlands to stop him…

A dark screen is shown with a young female voice speaking.

Marina’s Voice: Quenn! Quenn, can you hear me? You have to wake up! (the dark lifts to show a concerned Marina standing over Quenn’s point of view) Are you okay? That would looks terrible!

Quenn: (as Marina begins to heal his wound) I’m fine. (winces in pain)

Keith: Doesn’t look like it. That slash looks like it hurts.

Quenn: It does. (the wound closes up) But I can’t worry about that right now. We need to go after them.

Marina: Quenn, look at yourself. You’re in pain, and your Elchemy is low. Maybe we should go back and rest a bit, then—

Quenn: (angrily) We don’t have time to rest! Now that Antiochus has all four Planet Stones, Aster and Mom are pretty much nothing more than liabilities for him. And on top of that, he’s planning on bringing our world to an end! Do you really believe he’ll give us the time to play catch-up?!

Marina: (sadly) I-it was just a suggestion.

Quenn calms down.

Quenn: I’m sorry, Marina. I was under a lot of pressure, and you didn’t deserve that.

Kula: He is right. The longer we wait, the more time Antiochus has to make his preparations. We must go to the Shadowlands and launch a preemptive strike against him while he is still readying himself.

Brandon: Are you sure you’re okay, bro?

Quenn: (nodding) Yeah.

Marina: Even if we could, how would we be able to stop Antiochus in time? Where would he have to go in order to use the Planet Stones?

Kula: There is a place in the Shadowlands called the Pillars of Ruin. It exists in a sub-plane that is hidden behind his throne. He would no doubt plan on taking the Planet Stones there.

Keith: Kula, can you still conjure one of those Nightfall Corridors?

Kula: I’m not sure. Since I turned from Antiochus, my connection to Necro-Elchemy has been slowly siphoning away. But I’ll try. Theoretically, I may only have just enough Necro-Elchemy to get us there. (she tries to conjure a Nightfall Corridor; the signal is too weak and flickers for a moment before dissipating) My Necro-Elchemy is leaving me faster than I thought. Let me try again. This time, I’ll have to use all of my focus. (she focuses harder to sustain the Nightfall Corridor; this time, the corridor stays open and is solid enough to allow passage) Quickly, we must go. I’m not sure how long I can hold it. Stay close. If anyone separates, they’ll be lost between the passage of darkness.

The Adepts and Kula walk into the Nightfall Corridor, which closes behind them shortly. In the throne room of the Obsidian Fortress, Richelle and Aster continue their conversation.

Aster: If you don’t mind, how were you mixed up in all of this?

Richelle: All I can remember is that it was three years ago. It was Brandon’s birthday; he had just turned 11 then. It was a beautiful day outside, so I decided to cook out for the children. However, I noticed that the sky around Mt. Airyglyph began to grow dark.

Aster: The Mt. Airyglyph Incident. I remember it well. The Generals of Order were responsible for mind-wiping most of the citizens of Airyglyph Village in their first pursuit of the Planet Stones. In that time, they were able to get three, but were unable to procure the fourth due to setting off a premature eruption. What more do you remember of that day?

Richelle: Well, I remember three strange people who suddenly appeared in the yard. One of them threatened my children and their friends. I acted without a second thought and slammed a tray on the head of one of them. I remember this thick, black smoke encasing me and being flung in the direction of the stream. I’m not sure how far I was carried by the current, but when I came to, there was a girl standing along the shore. She was dressed in white and had on a white mask with red tear patterns near the eyes. She took me with her. For the past three years, she helped nurse me back to health. Overall, she was very compassionate, and also very apologetic.

Aster: Fate seems to have dealt the poor child a gruesome hand. Long ago before she was forcibly recruited into Antiochus’ ranks, she was the lone survivor of the massacre of her village.

Richelle: Despite that, there was a look in her eyes. If you looked into them, if only for a moment, you would see a glimpse of hope in them. In a way, this “Icirrus” isn’t as bad as you make her out to be.

Aster looks ahead in thought. Meanwhile, in the outer limits of the Shadowlands, the Adepts and Kula are shown lying on the ground for a brief moment before getting up.

Keith: I feel hot and cold at the same time. It’s like someone stuck me in a microwave or something.

Kula: That’s a common side effect of the Nightfall Corridor. Those not attributed to Necro-Elchemy aren’t used to traveling to different planes like this. (she points to a castle not too far away) That is Antiochus’ stronghold, the Obsidian Fortress. Within its walls are creatures most foul, even deadlier than the Senshioni. (her Nightfall Corridor fades away behind them) Sadly, that was all the Necro-Elchemy I had left. I’m afraid I won’t be able to summon another.

Quenn: We anticipated this would be a one-way trip. Don’t worry about it, Kula. If Antiochus succeeds, finding a way back will be the least of our worries.

Brandon: We need a plan so that we don’t go running into a trap.

Kula: I know of another way inside. If we play our cards right, we just may emerge in the dungeon.

Kula walks toward the fortress and the Adepts follow. Kula then points to a tunnel that is similar to that of a storm drain.

Kula: There. That should lead us to the dungeon. From there, we can work our way up to Antiochus’ throne room.

Keith: Yeah, I’m not going in there. Since they know we’re coming, why not just charge the front door?

Kula: The front doors are guarded by two creatures known as the Basaku. They are the strongest among Antiochus’ soldiers. No one has ever been able to beat them when he uses them. Our chances would not be great against them.

Keith: Sewers it is…

Quenn: Well, guys, let’s get started.

The Adepts and Kula have dropped down into the storm drain of the Obsidian Fortress. They walk in a straight line because of the narrow space.

Kula: Stay alert, just in case they happen to be expecting us. We’ll also need to be careful. Hidden somewhere within the tunnels of the fortress is a Stunjelly. Antiochus uses it to patrol these tunnels.

Brandon: Stunjelly? What’s that?

Kula: A Stunjelly is a gelatinous creature that resembles a wall from afar. Once close enough, it produces tentacles that paralyze and bind its victims, and after they’ve been immobilized, they roll over them, devouring them slowly and painfully.

Keith: Nasty…

Quenn: I think that was way more than we needed to know.

Kula: Somewhere within these tunnels is an exit to the main floor.

A scraping sound is heard in a far-off hallway. Keith looks around, ready to attack.

Keith: What the hell was that?!

Kula: That must be the Stunjelly. Luckily for us, it seems to be in another tunnel right now, so there should be quite enough time to find the exit.

Marina: Let’s find it quick. I’m pretty sure I don’t want to run into that thing.

The Adepts and Kula make their way through the tunnels. After coming to a branch, Kula takes the left branch and the Adepts follow.

Quenn: Kula, thanks for taking care of my mom for so long. I really mean that.

Kula: You’re welcome. I guess seeing her reminded me of my mom, if only for a moment. Maybe that was why I did it. Maybe it was because secretly I didn’t want anything to do with Antiochus and his goals, so maybe it was an attempt at doing a genuinely good thing before falling down the path of darkness.

Marina: You always were good, Kula. Otherwise, there would have been no reason for helping her. It takes a strong heart to do good when they’re being forced to do evil things.

Kula simply smiles warmly for a moment, then turns to look ahead. She reacts with a gasp.

Quenn: What is it?

Kula: (pointing ahead) That.

The Adepts look ahead, seeing a colossal yellow-orange blob in their path. The blob lets out a menacing gurgling noise before lumbering straight ahead at them.

Brandon: I think it might be time to… RUN!!!

The Adepts and Kula turn around and run from the blob, which follows them. The Adepts try to lose it by running around the corner into another corridor. However, the blob is able to turn and continue its pursuit. The Adepts turn another corner, but are still unable to shake the blob off their trails.

Keith: This thing’s pretty good at turning on a dime, huh?

Marina: Wonder why it’s not trying to eat us yet?

Brandon: Do you really wanna give it ideas?!

Kula: The answer’s simple: it’s not trying to eat us! (we see an overhead maze-like diorama of the basement of the Obsidian Fortress; the heads of the Adepts and Kula are shown moving with the blob behind them and the Stunjelly in a far-off tunnel) Instead, it’s herding us into the path of the Stunjelly for it to take us out!

Quenn: Then we need to take care of this thing before that happens! (turns around and skids to a stop, facing the blob) Brandon, up! Let’s take this thing out in a clean slash!

Kula: No! Wait--!

Before Kula can fully speak, Brandon runs back to Quenn. Quenn spins rapidly, forming the Mirage Typhoon, creating a makeshift platform of wind for Brandon to ride on. Once at the peak, Brandon dives back down to the ground at the blob with his Leaf Cutters drawn.

Brandon: Special delivery!

Brandon slices at the blob, splitting it down the middle. The halves of the blob gurgle for a moment before seemingly falling over.

Brandon: Nothing to it!

Brandon and Quenn celebrate with a fist bump, but their moment of victory turns into one of dismay as the two dissected blobs get up.

Quenn: Oh, you have GOT to be kidding me…

Kula: I meant to tell you, blades won’t hurt the Ochre Gel. When cut, it splits itself into multiples, like the cells of a plant. We need to find another way to beat it.

Marina: Then let’s try the long-distance approach!

Quenn: Right! (to the Adepts) Get your projectile attacks ready!

The Adepts all charge their projectile attacks and launch them at the Ochre Gels, Quenn and Brandon’s projectiles hitting the one on the left and Marina and Keith’s projectiles hitting the one on the right. The projectiles seem to do nothing.

Marina: None of them had any effect!

Brandon: Wait, Marina. While it’s true that the projectiles of Quenn, you and me were ineffective, only one of them was able to do some kind of damage to it. Look at the one on the right. (the Ochre Gel on the right side is shown to be singed) Keith’s attack singed it.

Kula: That’s it! The Ochre Gel is known to have a weakness to fire. We can use that to our advantage.

Keith: So, it hates fire, huh? Brandon, think you can make these things a little more manageable?

Brandon: (holds up one of his Leaf Cutters) Fun size or bite size?

Keith: (with a smirk) Bite size.

Kula: What are you doing? Cutting them won’t work, remember?

Quenn: Don’t worry, Kula. They’ve got this.

Brandon dashes forward, using his Leaf Cutters to slash into the two Ochre Gels multiple times. Within a minute, the two Ochre Gels are nothing more than a mass of quivering cubes on the floor.

Keith: That should be enough. (boosts his internal body temperature until he is wreathed in flames) Burst Rocket, ready!

Keith launches himself toward the quivering cubes of Ochre Gels, increasing the intensity of his flames to that of the tunnel’s height and width. As Keith soars over the cubes, the searing heat from the attack burns the cubes to cinders. Keith walks back to the other Adepts, patting his hands as if clapping off dust, walking nonchalantly past the charred spots on the ground where the cubes of Ochre Gel once were. Kula only stares in bemusement.

Kula: (thinking) They beat the Ochre Gel by using its strength against it, chopping it down to a manageable size before finishing it with a strong attack. While they are young, what they lack in experience and age, they make up for in ingenuity. (aloud) The Ochre Gel has moved us slightly off course. The dungeon stairway should be in the tunnel we missed.

Quenn: Let’s hurry. The longer it takes for us to find our way out, the more time Antiochus has to use the Planet Stones for his evil purposes.

The Adepts and Kula start to backtrack. Meanwhile, Aster and Richelle’s conversation continues.

Richelle: What’s so important about this “Illithid-Human War” that you mentioned?

Aster: The Illithid-Human War was a time of great darkness, a time in which the human race was nearly conquered by the wicked Illithid race. The Illithids assumed our intellect to primitive, far beneath their self-proclaimed superior, all-knowing intellect. The Illithids wished to be the dominant, all-knowing race, so they began to capture and subjugate those beneath them, namely…

Richelle: …Humans.

Aster: Yes. Antiochus believes that he can bring about that age once more with the Keeper’s power. But Antiochus is so obsessed with greed and power that achieving the Keeper’s power to start another war may not be what he really desires at all. If anything, Antiochus’ goal may be to use the Keeper’s power to cement his sole rule over humanity.

Richelle: Do you believe that the kids—the Adepts—can stop it?

Aster: I understand your uncertainty, but every generation of Adepts has prevailed against great evil, and I believe that this generation will be victorious as well.

Richelle hangs her head in silence for a moment.

Richelle: If you believe in them that much, then I’ll believe, too.

A panel of the Adepts and Kula emerging into the dungeon is shown.

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It's been quite a while, hasn't it? Sorry to keep you waiting. Oops! 

In this stage, the Adepts and Kula must chase after Antiochus after he was able to successfully acquire all four Planet Stones. Will they be able to mount their preemptive strike, or are they already too late?

Also, we are coming close to the end of the Planet Stones Saga with at least three more stages left. I won't make any dates as to when they'll be up; you'll have to stay tuned.
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Stage 21: Ransom

Narrator: When we last left off, Kula’s identity as Icirrus had been revealed. However, Kula willingly threw herself at the mercy of the Adepts and offered to help them fight against Antiochus. In order to understand her reason for wanting the Planet Stones, Kula told the Adepts of her past life in her home village, recounting the dreadful attack that resulted in the massacre of her family and clan. Kula also revealed her detail of the Mt. Airyglyph Incident, finding a woman washed up on a riverbed. Quenn, realizing that the woman in question matched the description of his and Brandon’s long-lost foster mother, Richelle, asked if what she was telling them was true. Upon her confirmation, Antiochus appeared before the Adepts, offering to make a trade: Richelle for the Planet Stones. The location of the exchange would be at Frozoma Village. Kula suspected there would be a trap lying in wait the moment they arrived, but Quenn vowed that the Adepts wouldn’t give up the Planet Stones without a fight. With Richelle’s life hanging on the line, the Adepts must find a way to rescue her from Antiochus’ grasp without handing over the Planet Stones as well…

The Adepts and Kula have managed to acquire an airship, which they use to fly out to Frozoma Village.

Kula: It won’t be too much longer. Frozoma Village should be just over that crag.

Keith: You guys do know that we’re probably heading straight to our deaths here, right?

Brandon: We know, but with Mom’s life on the line, we have to go there.

Quenn: I don’t think it’s gonna matter if it’s a trap or not. (a panoramic view of Frozoma Village is shown, desolate and in disarray) We’re here.

The Adepts and Kula get out of the airship and walk slowly through the ruins of the village.

Brandon: This place is giving me the creeps already.

Marina: Try not to think about it too much. I don’t want to be here for too long, either. (bites her tongue in consideration as she looks at Kula) Sorry, Kula, I didn’t mean to…

Kula: It’s fine. At one time, this place was very beautiful, but seeing it in its current state now  only brings back the painful memories of that day. I would also prefer if we’re not here too long.

Quenn: I just hope we’re doing the right thing. On one hand, I’d like to see her again, but on the other hand, Mom always had a habit of putting others before herself.

Brandon: Let’s just hope that Antiochus isn’t too savvy to take our bait. (the interior of a bag is shown with the Mars, Jupiter and Venus Stones inside) Just before leaving, I managed to make some replicas of the Planet Stones that we currently have by using some rock candy. From far away, they’re authentic enough to pass for the real deal. The subterfuge won’t last very long, but it’ll buy us some time to get Mom and get out of there.

The Adepts and Kula walk forward until they see three figures on the street ahead of them. As the view becomes clear, Richelle is shown kneeling on the ground with Antiochus and Zhane standing on either side of her. Zhane has his two-handed blade drawn.

Antiochus: You’ve arrived, right on schedule. I take it you have the Planet Stones with you?

Keith: You don’t get anything until you let the lady go, Squid-Face!

Antiochus: (scoffs) Please. You’re in no position to demand anything. As you see… (motions to Zhane, who directs his blade toward Richelle’s shoulder) …I’m the one with the power.

Brandon: How do we know you’ll even let her go if we hand you the Planet Stones?

Antiochus: I suppose you’ll just have to trust me. Or perhaps, I could do away with this useless woman and take the Planet Stones anyway.

Quenn: Fine. We’ll go at the same time. That all right?

Antiochus says nothing, responding simply with a nod. Richelle stands up and starts to walk toward the Adepts as Quenn walks forward with the bag of Planet Stones in hand. As Richelle approaches, Kula examines her, feeling uneasy.

Kula: (thinking) Something isn’t right. The woman I know had a warm and kind spirit. This woman’s spirit is murky and clouded with darkness. Also, Antiochus seems far too willing to let her go. There has to be something that Antiochus is planning.

Quenn reaches the area where Antiochus and Zhane are standing. Quenn holds the bag out in front of him.

Quenn: Here they are.

Antiochus starts to reach for the bag. At the same time, Richelle reaches the Adepts. Brandon starts to free Richelle from her bonds by using one of his leaf cutters.

Kula: (thinking) Antiochus doesn’t have any interest in human bargaining chips, so why would he want to keep her alive, much less use her to trade. Unless… This must be some kind of trap! (aloud) Brandon, wait! Don’t free her!

Brandon: Huh?! What do you mean?

Kula: There’s something wrong. Antiochus wouldn’t just eagerly trade a human being for something that could easily help him take over the world. This has to be some kind of trap!

Brandon has managed to cut through enough of the rope around Richelle’s wrists. Richelle then goes over to Kula and places her hands on her shoulders before squeezing them tightly. Richelle looks up at Kula, but when Richelle’s face is shown, is it shown to be that of an apparition. The apparition changes its form and grabs Kula by the neck, attempting to choke her. Meanwhile, Quenn has seen what has happened and looks back at the scene, distracted. Antiochus takes advantage of Quenn’s confusion by kicking him in the stomach. The kick sends Quenn flying back a short distance before he skids on the ground and stops. The bag has been knocked out of Quenn’s hand and lands in Antiochus’ hand. Antiochus walks over to Quenn and steps on his chest.

Antiochus: Feculent maggot! Did you really think I would trade back a human with no worth? Pathetic! However, my former General was quite right. This was indeed a trap, and like flies to a bug zapper, you flew right into it.

Quenn: (strained) You… bastard!

Antiochus: The real woman is still at my fortress, along with your worthless master, and you’ve just handed me the tools I need to conquer your world!

Keith: Why, you dirty, double-dealing coward!

Keith rushes toward Antiochus to attack, but Antiochus picks Quenn up from the ground and throws him into Keith. Quenn and Keith fall into a heap. Antiochus opens the bag and pours the Planet Stones into his hand before clutching them tightly in his fist. When his hand opens, the Planet Stones have been ground into small fragments.

Antiochus: Word of advice: when trying to trick an overlord, you can do lot better than rock candy.

Quenn: (thinking) Damn it… he didn’t take our bait!

Antiochus: While I would love to stick around and chat about our respective ruses against each other, I’m rather pressed for time, so I’ll just get to the part where I find out which one of you is holding my Planet Stones.

Back at the others, the apparition still has its hands around Kula’s neck. Kula gasps and chokes, clutching at its arms. Suddenly, Brandon uses one of his leaf cutters, slashing through the apparition’s forearms. The apparition falls away from Kula with a loud, pained shriek, then starts to fly away.

Marina: Oh, no, you don’t.

Marina aims her Dousing Pulse and fires it at the apparition. The attack travels until it approaches it, leaving the apparition hardly enough time to turn around. The attack hits the apparition full on, freezing it on contact. The frozen apparition falls to the ground and shatters. The hands around Kula’s neck vanish in black smoke, allowing Kula to breathe. Marina goes over to Kula and helps her to her feet. Meanwhile, Antiochus begins to levitate into the air, forming multiple blades of psionic energy. Brandon looks up and notices it.

Brandon: (nervously) Uh, you may wanna take a look at this…

Marina and Kula look up in time to see Antiochus aim the blades towards them. Marina reacts by forming a Poseidon Shield just as Antiochus sends the blades down towards them. Right away, some of the blades start to pierce the shield.

Marina: (straining) Ugh, it’s too much! I just can’t block those blades of his with it!

Kula: Marina, try extending your Cryomancy into your shield!

Marina: Okay!

Marina transfers her Cryomancy into her shield. The shield then begins to freeze over, forming a hard shell in the which blades bounce off or shatter on impact. Antiochus sneers.

Antiochus: Someone’s found a teacher. (he points two fingers toward the ground in the area where the shield is) But there is more than one way to get past a shield. And if all other options are useless, there is still one place where a shield cannot protect… below.

Beneath the shield, a circle of psionic energy begins to glow beneath their feet. The three barely have time to react before the energy erupts, destroying the shield. Marina, Brandon and Kula are all thrown in opposite directions from the attack, knocked out by the attack. Antiochus hovers back down to the ground and looks over each of the three. He finds a similar bag attached to Brandon’s waist.

Antiochus: I would assume that these are the real Planet Stones and not more candy. (he picks the bag up and uses his psionic senses on it) Clever little sneak. (looks down at Brandon) A well-played gambit, but still not enough. I would admit it was a pretty clever ruse, but nothing short of amateur’s work. That intellect could grow to be a serious problem to my plans one day. (he points two fingers down at Brandon) Farewell, Earth-Adept.

Just before Antiochus can use his attack, Quenn tackles Antiochus away. Both of them tumble for a short distance, with the bag being knocked loose from Antiochus’ grasp.

Antiochus: (angrily) You dare to raise your hand to a GOD?!

Quenn: No. I’m raising my hand to YOU!

Quenn directs his palm toward the ground, supporting it with his other hand around his wrist as he charges up for his Icarus Lance attack. The sparks are so intense, they seem to be screaming as the bolt is formed. Quenn yells and dashes toward Antiochus with his arm drawn back. Once Quenn reaches Antiochus, he thrusts his arm out to attack, but his attack never meets with Antiochus, instead being intercepted by Zhane, who has attacked with a sharp slash that brings Quenn to his knees, creating a deep gash in his side. Antiochus walks up to Quenn.

Antiochus: Well, that was quite a sight, Wind-Adept. A sad one, albeit, but a sight nonetheless. So angry, so drained of Elchemy. How does it feel, knowing that you’ve just helped me achieve my ultimate victory? Face it, you’ve lost! (he strikes Quenn in the side with a kick; Quenn yells in pain) Does it make your blood boil, boy? The urge to kill me is so strong, it’s like acid in your mouth, isn’t it? Well, I’m afraid you won’t be making a comeback from this. (he walks over to the bag and picks it up) I have the Planet Stones, your mentor, and a lowly human, and you have nothing. And now, you shall bear witness to the end of your world and the birth of a new one in the Keeper’s image.

Antiochus and Zhane vanish into their Nightfall Corridors. Quenn rises to his feet, wincing in pain at the gash in his side. The pain is so intense, Quenn drops back down to his knees, clutching his side in pain.

Quenn: (through clenched teeth) Damn it! Man, did you really mess this one up, Quenn. I thought our plan would work, but Antiochus was so far ahead of us, we didn’t know we were walking into his trap. We’ve failed! We’ll never see Aster or Mom again!

Quenn lifts his head to the sky and lets out an anguish, guttural cry. A t the Obsidian Fortress, Antiochus sits upon his throne, laughing at his accomplishment. Standing next to him is Zhane. Before them are the forms of Richelle and Aster. Both of them are chained in the middle of the room with their arms outstretched.

Antiochus: (laughing) Ha-ha-ha-ha-ha! Oh, achieving your goals is so much easier when you use a person’s loved ones for bargaining chips. Now that I have all four Planet Stones in my possession, my ambitions will finally be realized!

Aster: You’re just as demented as ever, Antiochus. Do you really believe you’ll get away with this?

Antiochus: To answer your meaningless question, I actually do believe that my plan will succeed. When you’re a mastermind, you learn to plan ahead in case something goes wrong. Your pathetic Adepts are no less as contradictory as you, old man. Even when they have the lead, they are too soft, too weak-willed to finish the job. Do you still believe fighting fair will grant you victory? Hah! The Adepts were willing to hand me the Planet Stones in order to trade for their precious human friend. The one with the crimson-streaked hair was burning with anger and fury.

Richelle reacts by attempting a backhanded strike, but Antiochus catches her hand.

Antiochus: (chuckles) Ooh, yes, that’s it. That’s the same look of hatred he had on his face.

Richelle: What have you done to my son, you monster?!

Antiochus: Son? Knowing that makes this all the better. (he reaches out with a hand and clamps it over the lower third of Richelle’s face, squeezing firmly) I hate having my authority challenged, especially by those with such primitive intellect. You would do well to remember that. So, hold your tongue, or someone will hold it for you.

Antiochus lets go of Richelle’s face, and Richelle lowers her head and coughs.

Aster: What will it take for you to realize that the power of the Keeper will destroy us all? Must the world burn before your very eyes before you are finally able to see the truth?

Antiochus: Silence, old man! (he strikes Aster across the face) My clan and I served the Keeper dutifully, trying to make right what you so-called self-righteous humans made wrong. You and your Order of the Trinity banished us out of fear that we were superior. You disavowed our knowledge and destroyed the Illithid race, and banished me to that eternal hell known as the Black Lake. During my banishment, I was able to  take the knowledge I learned about the Planet Stones and discovered that the will of the Planet Stones can be swayed to that of Necro-Elchemy as well. On the first night of the Vernal Equinox, when the moon reaches a certain alignment, the Planet Stones will create a gateway between this world and the chamber of the Keeper. Once I’ve achieved the powers of the Keeper, I will use them to usher in a new age of darkness, and all those who oppose will be hunted down and annihilated without mercy. You and your Adepts played the game and lost, old man. (he holds up the bag with the Planet Stones inside) The geese won’t be trapping this fox.

Antiochus walks back to his throne.

Antiochus: I will head to the Pillars of Ruin myself. No doubt our former associate will be leading the Adepts here to save their friends. Be sure to welcome them and keep them here long enough for my triumph.

Zhane nods. Antiochus uses a Nightfall Corridor. Aster looks over to Richelle.

Aster: Are you okay?

Richelle: (nodding) I’m fine, considering… Who was that, and what is he planning to do?

Aster: That was Antiochus, the head of the Illithid race. He is planning on using the Planet Stones to bring about an eve of destruction that the world may never recover from.

Richelle: It sounds like you two have some kind of history. Why does he have so much contempt for you?

Aster: As you now know, I was part of the sect that banished him and ended the Illithid-Human War. Antiochus plans to undo all of the peace that we have worked towards in order to carry out the Keeper’s rule. It is up to the Adepts to stop him now.

Richelle: My sons… are they part of your, uh, “Adepts”?

Aster: Yes, and for three years, the remains of my sect have been training them to fight against him.

Richelle: You can’t be serious. Why are you using children in your fight against someone like that?

Aster: The Adepts were personally chosen by the Creator. You are right to question our methods and reasoning, that we are sending innocent children to war. But that was never our intention. Our hopes in training the Adepts is so that they never have to fight any wars. And if Antiochus is able to obtain the powers of the Keeper, a war would be imminent, one of which humankind would have no hope of surviving.

Richelle: He mentioned a former associate of his leading them here. Do you know who he was talking about?

Aster: Yes. Her name is Icirrus.

Richelle: It couldn’t be… She was the one who rescued me three years ago.

End of Chapter
Khaotic Nature-Stage 21
Along with Stage 20, I decided to post Stage 21 as well. Both chapters seem like they're dreadfully short, IMO.

In this stage, the Adepts and Kula must meet with Antiochus to trade. However, Kula suspects that something isn't right.

Again, I apologize for the short length... ^^;

EDIT: Had to change this stage up a little bit. Didn't really like how the story came together in that one. Hopefully this update fixes that. ^^;
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Stage 20: Remembrance

Narrator: When we last left off, the Adepts finally arrived at Shima Town. Meanwhile, the Generals of Order planned to infiltrate the Adepts in an attempt to retrieve their Planet Stones. To do so, Icirrus was made to assume the identity of her former life, Kula. Kula had been bullied and mistreated by a group of unruly townspeople, and was saved when Quenn and Marina intervened. After the Adepts decided to help Kula get back to her village, Kula and Marina bonded, with Kula teaching Marina how to properly use Cryomancy. However, Kula found herself in conflict, and as she tried to complete her mission, she was found out by Marina. After Marina chased her into the town square, Kula then revealed her reason for wanting the Planet Stones, as she believed that Antiochus would use their powers to restore her fallen clan. However, Zhane made it clear that Antiochus had no intention of reviving her clan. Heartbroken, Kula seemed to have given up as Zhane began to close in for the kill. However, the other Adepts arrived just in time to force Zhane to retreat. Kula, throwing herself on the mercy of the Adepts, agreed to help them reach the Shadowlands. Antiochus, though, had something more sinister planned for his former slave…

Back at the inn in Shima Town, the Adepts and Icirrus, having once again donned her alias as Kula, sit at a round table. For precautionary measures, Kula’s wrists are tied together with tape.

Kula: I’m sorry. I know that I voluntarily agreed to turn myself in, but is this really necessary? (she motions by wiggling her bound wrists)

Marina: Sorry about this, Kula, but most of the others aren’t sure if you’re being sincere enough.

Brandon: Considering how easily you were able to get the Planet Stones, can you blame us?

Kula: Good point.

Keith: Now that we’re sure that you won’t be making a move on them, how about telling us why you wanted the Planet Stones in the first place?

Marina: Keith, don’t be rude!

Kula: No, Marina. He’s right. (she looks down and takes a deep breath) As you know, I was supposed to infiltrate your group and bring the Planet Stones you acquired back to Antiochus. Of course, my reason for wanting them was a bit different than Antiochus. You know about my past from your mentor, but not the whole story. At one time, I lived in Frozoma Village, alongside my family and clan.

A flashback of Kula’s early life begins. We see Frozoma Village at a time where it is full and lush with people. A young Kula is shown walking alongside her mother. As she does, she sees various people using Cryomancy.

Young Kula: Wow…

Kula’s mother, Dia, looks at her daughter and smiles warmly.

Dia: (chuckles) Do you like what you see, little one?

Young Kula: Yes, mother, I do. (after a thought) What is it?

Dia: It’s called “Cryomancy”. Most people in the village have it.

Young Kula: Even me?

Dia: Sure, sweetie, if you believe hard enough.

Kula: (voice-over) We were a subdivision of nature witches known as Wiccans. We had developed an immunity to the cold climate. It was there that we also studied an art unique to our clan, Cryomancy. Despite the climate, life was simple, yet very serene. Most of my time was either spent studying or playing with my friend, Sicla.

Another flashback shows the younger Kula playing Hide-and-Seek. Kula looks around a little before diverting her attention to a nearby pillar.

Young Kula: You can come out now, Sicla.

A young girl, around the same age as Kula, steps out from behind the pillar with a giggle.

Sicla: You always find me, Kula. (she walks up to Kula) Man, I was sure I was well-hidden that time.

Young Kula: I just have a way. That, and the fact that you always choose the most obvious places.

Just then, the voice of an elderly man speaks out.

Man: Kula, Sicla, what have I told you two about using the temple as a playground?

Both girls look down humbly.

Kula & Sicla: Sorry, Master Frozeen.

Frozeen: It’s fine, girls. Just be careful. And don’t be late for today’s lesson.

Kula & Sicla: Yes, sir!

Kula: (voice-over) Most young Wiccans trained under a master Wiccan. My master was known as Master Frozeen, and he was the best at what he did. He taught me everything I know now.

Another flashback shows Kula practicing Cryomancy as Master Frozeen instructs.

Frozeen: Focus, Kula. Keep your stance firm. Once you feel your energy swell in the pit of your stomach, release it with all you have.

Kula launches a flash of cold wind that freezes a nearby target. Master Frozeen smiles in approval.

Kula: (voice-over) I had a good life, and it seemed that it would never end. Unfortunately, on that one night, it did…

Another flashback shows Kula asleep in her room. A hand reaches towards her and shakes her shoulder. Kula awakens and sees Dia standing over her, her face filled with worry.

Kula: Mother…?

Dia: Hurry, sweetheart. There’s no time to waste. We must leave as quickly as possible.

Kula: Leave? Why?

Dia: The village is being attacked. There’s no time to explain it all. Your father is on the way back here to take us to the safe house until things subside.

Just then, Kula’s father, Berg, barges into the door, bleeding and breathing heavily.

Dia: Berg! What happened to you?!

Berg: Monsters. They’ve pinned down almost anyone able to move. It won’t be long before they’ve breached the entire village and burned it to the ground.

Dia: Could we even make our way to the safe house now?

Berg: (shakes his head) No. It’s been compromised as well. It seems that these beasts are quite intelligent that they won’t let a single being leave here alive.

Kula shudders in fear and clutches onto her mother.

Kula: (fearfully) Mother…

Dia: Don’t worry, sweetheart. We’ll be fine. I promise, everything will be fine.

Just as she says this, a Senshioni crashes through the wall. The Senshioni crouches before springing forward, heading towards Dia and Kula. Just before it can reach them, Berg grabs the Senshioni by the back of its neck before slamming it onto the floor. Another Senshioni jumps through the hole in the wall, followed by two more. Berg faces them down. The Senshioni move in a pincer formation, trying to attack Berg from all sides. Berg steps back just as the three Senshioni reach him, causing them to collide with each other. While the Senshioni are stunned, Berg uses his ability over ice, freezing them solid. However, more Senshioni surround the house, flooding through the hole in the wall. Dia takes Kula into her bedroom and opens a small compartment.

Dia: Kula, I want you to hide in here, and don’t come out until it’s safe.

Kula reluctantly does as she is told and her mother shuts the compartment door, closing her inside. Kula can only listen as the battle escalates. An attack from the distance strikes the house, setting it aflame. When the attacks subside, Kula slowly and fearfully comes out of her hiding place to assess the damage that has been done. Her home has been burned to cinders, with the bodies of her parents lying amidst the fading forms of the Senshioni.

Kula: (voice-over) When the attacks stopped, I had to find out what happened. My mother and father were both dead, killed by the Senshioni and left to perish completely within the blaze. But as I soon discovered, it wasn’t just my home that was gone.

Kula fearfully walks down the streets. Countless bodies, either torn unrecognizable or burned, fill the village pathways. Among the carnage and the detritus of the huts, Kula sees one familiar body.

Kula: Sicla…

Kula slowly walks over to Sicla, kneeling next to her. Kula cradles Sicla’s head in her lap, stroking her face.

Kula: (voice-over) As I sat there, holding Sicla in my arms, I thought “Who could have done such a thing? Who could take such gleeful joy in killing an innocent child?” An entire village, even? Of course, when I called to the powers that be for aid, he answered. He promised me that he had the power to revive my family and my clan, but to do it, I had to join his cause, and with me being so weak-minded and afraid, I accepted… (a scene from Stage 11 is shown, where Antiochus presents the contract to Kula and her accidental blood signing) With that drop of blood, my fate was sealed, and in that instant, I was no longer the girl known as Kula Adjani. I was Icirrus, a member of the Generals of Order. Antiochus and the others put me through every kind of verbal or physical abuse imaginable. Every moment with the Generals of Order was an eternal hell. So much so that I longed for the day where I’d be able to see my family and clan again. So my only choice was to turn the other cheek and endure.

Marina: My goodness, Kula. That’s terrible.

Keith: So, if you knew that Squid-Face was lying, why’d you stay with him for so long?

Kula: Because that hope was all I could hold on to. I was afraid that if I ever did anything that was out of line, Antiochus would renege on his deal. Now that I know that he had been stringing me along, my hope has faded.

Brandon: Never say that your hope has faded. While it may be true that your family and clan is gone, you can still make it right by them by helping us fight Antiochus and Zhane.

Kula: There is also one last thing I must confess. When I was Icirrus, during the first trip to the Sanctum—the one that went awry—I found a woman that had washed up on the shores.

Quenn: (surprised) Huh?!

Kula: She had been swept downstream, presumably from the incident. I pulled her from the stream, but I wasn’t sure where to go with her, so I took her back with me.

Quenn: (to himself) That sounds like… Mom! (he leans onto the table, almost close to Kula’s face) This woman! What did she look like? What was her name?!

Kula, surprised, thinks for a few seconds.

Kula: She was in her early thirties and had long brown hair. She said that her name was Richelle.

Quenn turns away for a moment. Marina stands up and walks over to Quenn to check on him.

Marina: Quenn? Are you okay? (Beat) Quenn…?

Quenn: It’s her, Marina. Mom is still alive. (he turns back to the others and Kula) You said you took her back with you. Where, exactly?

Kula: The Obsidian Fortress. You could call it Antiochus’ base of operations. It is there where your mentor is imprisoned. (to Quenn) And with your mother, I couldn’t take the chance of Antiochus finding her, so I hid her in one of my secret rooms, in the hopes that neither Antiochus or the other Generals would find out about them.

Brandon: But how would we get there? Wouldn’t we need one of those Nightfall Corridors?

Kula: Yes. I just may able to conjure one for us all to use.

Keith: Then what are we waiting for? Let’s do it!

Antiochus’ Voice: I wouldn’t worry about coming to me, kiddies. (Antiochus’ form appears in front of the Adepts) As you know, I make house calls.

Keith: Thought I smelled something rotten.

Quenn: Why are you here?

Antiochus: How rude. And here I was, coming here out of the goodness of my heart.

Brandon: Wouldn’t think so, considering there’s nothing good about your heart at all.

Antiochus: As much as I’d love to exchange rounds, I’m merely here on business. You have something I want, and I will have them, so I would like to propose a trade…

An image of Richelle is shown, bound hand and foot and gagged with a white cloth over her mouth and nose. The Adepts react.

Antiochus: You see, I found this insignificant human woman hidden within a secret room in my fortress. I wonder if my former General would know anything about that. And if she means anything to you at all, you’ll hand over the Planet Stones to me. (the Adepts react even more) Now, now, don’t be so hasty. Just be ready to meet at the place with the scorched snow.

Antiochus’ image disappears. Quenn is seething.

Marina: “Scorched snow”? What did he mean?

Kula: He wants us to go to Frozoma Village to make the exchange.

Brandon: What do we do? Do we go to Frozoma Village or not?

Kula: It’s obviously a trap. He massacred my entire village, and now he’s planning on using it as our graveyard.

Quenn: Regardless of the danger, we have to go. We can’t just leave Mom in his clutches.

Marina: Quenn, I know you’re worried about Richelle, but we can’t just go there half-cocked. We need a plan.

Kula: She’s right. (Quenn looks at her) We also have to think about the scenario. One life against millions.

Quenn: Don’t worry. I don’t plan on letting Antiochus have the Planet Stones… not without a fight.

End of Chapter
Khaotic Nature-Stage 20
FINALLY reached the elusive Stage 20! I had to sit down for a few days and change quite a few things around for Stages 20 and 21.

In this stage, we learn a little more about Kula's past life and the event that led up to her involuntary recruitment.

Sorry if the chapter seems a little bit short... ^^;
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Progress on Stage 20 is coming along considerably. Also picked up Castlevania: Harmony of Despair (yeah, I know--pretty late, but still), and while not being very experienced with Castlevania games in general, it's a pretty good time-killer. Spending a lot of time trying to max out Charlotte's spells. While I have all 22 of the default spells, the random chance that she could acquire a spell aggravates me to no end (C'mon, Death and Dracula, work with me, here!). I find myself spending up to least five minutes to almost timing out just to acquire certain spells. While I'd like to try out most of the stages with the other characters, I need a lot of practice with them.

Well, enough rambling. Just giving you a heads-up, and I'll be sure to upload Stage 20 of Khaotic Nature once I've finished writing it.


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  • Listening to: One Ok Rock
  • Reading: My scripts
  • Watching: Toonami
  • Playing: Emulator games
  • Eating: Soup
  • Drinking: Grape drink
Progress on Stage 20 is coming along considerably. Also picked up Castlevania: Harmony of Despair (yeah, I know--pretty late, but still), and while not being very experienced with Castlevania games in general, it's a pretty good time-killer. Spending a lot of time trying to max out Charlotte's spells. While I have all 22 of the default spells, the random chance that she could acquire a spell aggravates me to no end (C'mon, Death and Dracula, work with me, here!). I find myself spending up to least five minutes to almost timing out just to acquire certain spells. While I'd like to try out most of the stages with the other characters, I need a lot of practice with them.

Well, enough rambling. Just giving you a heads-up, and I'll be sure to upload Stage 20 of Khaotic Nature once I've finished writing it.


Peace! Enju Grin Icon 
  • Listening to: One Ok Rock
  • Reading: My scripts
  • Watching: Toonami
  • Playing: Emulator games
  • Eating: Soup
  • Drinking: Grape drink

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quinmchale Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Aw, thanks! :D
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AkiDIDmorning Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very welcome :wave:
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FelixNFox Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2017   Digital Artist
Hi my name's Felix
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quinmchale Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi! :D
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FelixNFox Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2017   Digital Artist
your icon Reminds me of A Certain Quinn.
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quinmchale Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
My profile is actually an OC of mine from my series Khaotic Nature. :)
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ArthurT2015 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the fave.
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