“So where are we going Drakvar?” asks Jordis as she skips down the street with Drakvar following her from behind.
“The bookstore so I can buy you a book of your choice,” answers Drakvar, “Though I have no idea why you lead me to the Thirteenth District.”
And I would much rather avoid this District. The people here are strange. They just feel off to me in some manner. Not to mention not a single one has made physical contact with me. And they just look so strange. Almost as if they aren’t there at all.
Something is off here. Frankly, I am half-minded to simply take Jordis and leave this District. Perhaps come back with one of the others to check it out.
“Yay!” replies Jordis as she scampers over to Drakvar and wraps her arms around him in a hug, “Thank you Drakvar!”
“Don’t forget to thank Shocker as well when you next see her,” says Drakvar as Jordis runs back ahead of him again, “I am only able to do this because of her generous gift of money.”
“I will!” says Jordis as she turns the corner and pauses suddenly.
Sensing something wrong, Drakvar runs around the corner, halting as he steps in front of Jordis. He too pauses as he looks up at the sight that awaits him.
Whatever it is, it is absolutely massive, a giant swarm of swirling energy of infinite colours as it engulfs the entire street.
How can such a thing go unnoticed?
But even as he thinks that, Drakvar knows all too well how this thing could have avoided detection.
Acting on instinct, Drakvar steps in front of Jordis, placing himself between her and this...thing.
And it turns out to be just in time as the mere second he gets in front of Jordis, Drakvar is blasts by two beams of light.
They don’t blind him like Solara’s attacks did and like with all supernatural forces, they cease to exist as they make contact with Drakvar.
“Run Jordis!” yells Drakvar as the abomination unleash more attacks at him.
These attacks are much more varied with focused water, fire, energy, electricity, ice, and many other forms of attacks including a few that Drakvar doesn’t recognise.
But as always, they are completely ineffective against him. Unfortunately for him however, they do tear up the street around him.
Needing some more stable ground on which to stand, Drakvar jumps backwards and glances at Jordis, but the girl is already gone.
The abomination forms another creature out of purple-black energy. The creature is roughly Kithoid, but has a hazy, misty look to it.
Similar to a Warrior-Spirit, but...different. Just different. And wrong.
The creature glides swiftly across the ground as it races towards Drakvar. Drakvar counters charges and slams his entire body into the creature as much as he can as they connect with each other.
As he expected would happen, the creature is destroyed as it makes contact with Drakvar. Drakvar prepares to charge the unnatural abomination, only to halt as he hears Jordis cry out.
With one swift motion, Drakvar turns on his heel and sprints down the street and around the corner that he and Jordis came around.
He glimpses Jordis at the far end of the street, being set upon by Kith locals.
They must be under the thrall of this abomination.
With an angry roar, Drakvar runs down the street and racing towards Jordis.
“Drakvar!” shrieks Jordis as the Kith attackers begin to grab her, “Save me!”
As he sprints towards Jordis, Drakvar doesn’t notice the abomination consuming the buildings on either side of him or the sky above him. Instead he focuses on Jordis, smashing to the crowd of Kith surrounding her.
Both to his surprise and not to his surprise, the Kith disappear as they make contact with Drakvar. The parts that touch him simply vanish while the rest of their bodies dissolve into smoke before fading away into the sky.
What has happened to the people of the Thirteenth District?
Just as Drakvar is about to reach the screaming Jordis, tendrils from the abomination whip down, seizing Jordis and snatching her away from Drakvar. He is helpless to watch as something flows from the abomination into Jordis.
No! No! NO! NO! NO!
With a wild howl, Drakvar feels power following through his body, strengthening it and focusing his mind. With this sudden surge of strength, Drakvar leaps as Jordis and wraps all four of his arms around her, yanking the young girl from the tendrils of this otherworldly monster.
Drakvar hits the ground hard, rolling along the street as he holds Jordis tightly against his chest. He glances at her to confirm that she is okay.
Is her fur blue? How did-good, she is still breathing.
Still clutching the now blue-furred and silver-haired Jordis, Drakvar gets to his feet and glares at the abomination as it and its false Kith surround Drakvar.
I have no idea how to fight this thing let alone beat it. At least we are at an impasse. I might not be able to best it, but it is incapable of besting me.
But at the end of the day, it won’t be able to get Jordis again and that is all that matters.
As Drakvar and the abomination stand off against each other, untold amounts of electricity tears through the air, ripping into the monster and its false Kith.
Shocker? What is she doing here?
As the abomination recoils and the false Kith torn apart, Shocker comes running down the street towards Drakvar and Jordis.
“What is that-” Shocker starts to demand, but is suddenly whacked side without warning by the abomination.
“Shocker!” shouts Drakvar as the Ti’darkei Champion is sent crashing through the window of a shop.
“Do not worry my Squire,” says Sir Galamin in that loud, clear voice of his as he and the Ordic step into with Solara above them and Valen trailing behind him, “I, my father and my daughter shall deal with the Deceiver Entity.”
“Lalf Tokkk Mona!” declares the Ordic as he points his undersized blade at the abomination.
While Drakvar as no idea of what Ordic just said, the abomination clearly seems to as it retreats, disappearing as its unholy mass of swirling colours retracts back down the street.
With the threat gone, Drakvar feels the sudden of power sustaining him fade and his knees give out as he collapses and falls into unconsciousness.