Barbarian Version: Version 1.1 - January 24, 2003 Creator: Ed Osciak III Alias: Psycho0022 Platform: Playstation 2 Email: Psycho0022@hotmail.com Copyright 2003, Ed Osciak III This walkthrough may not be changed, reproduced, or printed in any form without the author's expressed permission. This FAQ is owned and made by me. Feel free to print out and distribute this FAQ as long as nothing is changed. However, if you wish to post this guide on your website, please email me first! ======== CONTENTS ======== Section 1: Welcome to Barbaria Section 2: The Good, The Bad, The Lonely, and The Wicked Section 3: The Basics Section 4: The Combos Section 5: The Magic and Runes Section 6: The Objects and Grabs Section 7: The Counters Section 8: The Attributes Section 9: The Arena Layouts Section 10: The Quest Walkthroughs and Maps + Dagan, of the Clan Dolok + Keela, Princess of Argos + Eyara, Nature's Guardian + Corath, Apprentice to Zaugg + Magnus, Lord of the Undead + Stitch, Experiment of Zaugg + Jinn, Demon of Naraka + Phade, Master Assassin + 21, Orphaned Prisoner + Mongo, Transformed Monkey Section 11: Acknowledgements =============================== SECTION 1: WELCOME TO BARBARIA =============================== An age of darkness beset Barbaria, its origin a mystery until now. A man known as Zaugg is said to have woven magic so vile that the land itself is eroding from its evil corruption. Prophecy foretold of this wicked time, placing the only chance of salvation on the shoulders of one hero of Barbaria. Heroes of Barbaria come in many forms and from many places. Their motives to stop the madness forged by Zaugg are more than ending his growing power. Who they are, why they quest, and what they will become is destiny. Only one has the power to succeed! Those heroes of Barbaria are known as Barbarians. Their kind has waged war since the dawn of time, ravaging the Earth as they battle with weapon and magic alike! They stand fearless before the world, wielding power and magic. With the coming of Zaugg, the call to battle is made. Who is the Barbarian of prophecy? Prepare yourself, the battle begins... ========================================================= SECTION 2: THE GOOD, THE BAD, THE LONELY, AND THE WICKED ========================================================= DAGAN of the Clan Dolok: Dagan is the last of the clan Dolok, losing his wife at the hands of Zaugg's minions. Embittered by the cowardly murder of his wife when away from his home in the Lost Fortress of Skurlok, Dagan's lust for revenge knows no bound. Seething with anger, Dagan seeks those behind her death. He will not rest until justice is delivered! KEELA, Princes of Argon: Keela's father, the King of Argos, died in his quest to obtain the legendary Bloodsong. With it, he hoped to restore power to his kingdom and then to Barbaria. His death weighs heavily upon Keela, a sword master and princess. Somewhere in the northern seas, far from their home in Shorestone Castle, Keela's father died, but his quest did not end. Keela has taken up his quest for Bloodsong! EYARA, Nature's Guardian: As nature's guardian, Eyara protects the forest and a powerful artifact known as Forestsong. Without family or any connection outside the plants and creatures of earth, Eyara has dedicated her life to champion the land itself. Disturbed by aggressions made by minions of Zaugg and the wilting corrupting magic pervading her otherwise Eden, Eyara must venture from her secluded life in the Venomous Swamp to vanquish the evil! CORATH, Apprentice to Zaugg: As an apprentice to Zaugg, Corath learned arcane magic and the ways of combat. He awaited Zaugg's failing health to end his life, so that he would rule in his place. Zaugg's work with life and death discovered a way to cheat his imminent demise. Zaugg inhabited a new powerful body, one that would far outlive Corath. Jealous and furious, Corath fled and took refuge in the Land of Desolation. He seeks the Elements of Ascendancy, ancient artifacts with the power to destroy Zaugg and bring Barbaria to its knees before him. MAGNUS, Lord of the Undead: Once the scourge of Barbaria's Northern Seas, warring against the kingdom of Argos, Magnus in a grand battle against Argos' king himself fell to his death in an exchange of lethal blows. Magnus would not fade into death at Shipwreck Waters, driven by his determination to regain the stolen Bloodsong. The shroud of doom falling over Barbaria has weakened the curse that kept Magnus from pursuing Bloodsong. He has waited too long between life and death and with his new freedom, his journey has only begun... STITCH, Experiment of Zaugg: Zaugg was not born with the power he now wields. He spent his life learning and exploring magic of light and dark, of life and death itself. Only one creation of Zaugg's walks with free will, and it is Stitch! From his resting place in the grave, Zaugg pulled the life back into Stitch's decayed body. Stitch went mad, hating his existence between the living and the dead. Making his home in the Underground Sewers, Stitch lays plans to exact revenge on Zaugg for putting him in this eternal torment. He will have his revenge! JINN, Demon of Naraka: The foul magic that pollutes Barbaria has opened up a portal to the netherworld, a gate to the underworld. Although the gate must be opened by summoning sorcery, there is nothing that demands that the hell spawn must return. Escaping the abyssal realm during one of Zaugg's mighty spells drawing upon her world's dark force, Jinn does not intend to return. Her earthly home is in the Lower Darklands, a place of infernal heat and destruction from volcanoes and geysers of fire. Her role in the underworld was to torment the souls of the damned, but now Jinn sees much more pleasure in tormenting the living! PHADE, Master Assassin: Moving in the shadows is the assassin, a killer without remorse, a tool of murder - this is Phade. She found comfort in the Spider's Lair, making it her home. Hired by Zaugg and many others, Phade terminates any life for anyone given the right price. Her exploits have earned her the fear of men throughout Barbaria, but her thirst to perfect her art has recently turned to relics, artifacts, and the power that Zaugg wields himself! 21, Orphaned Prisoner: Taken to the Prisons of Akrowla as an orphan, 21 knows nothing of his past - no home, no family, not even a name. He was prisoner #21 and so became known as 21 whose home is in the Prisons of Akrowla. The gloom that has spread throughout Barbaria has left the ancient prison abandoned, letting 21 decide his destiny. He wants revenge upon those that imprisoned him so long ago. Every fiber in his massive physique seeks vengeance. Into the world he must go, searching for his captors and tormentors alike! MONGO, Transformed Monkey: The light heart of a little monkey is buried within this carnivorous ape. Mongo loved to bask in the sunlight beneath the trees near his home, The Forgotten Ruins. His size demanded much food and Mongo found his fearful countenance and need to eat so much made enemies of many. Unaware of the cloud surrounding Barbaria, Mongo has found food is scarce and the sun is dim. His world must be fixed. Mongo's adventure begins. ZAUGG, Arch Mage: The aging wizard knew his demise was imminent and that the apprentice Corath hoped to take control of the Eastern lands of Barbaria upon his passing. Zaugg's research had focused on life and death, and the world between occupied by the undead... His experiments brought him to the ancient Spell of Divinity, through which he would become immortal. His spell has been cast and time is running out for Barbaria. The only force that stands in his way now is the foretold hero of prophecy... ====================== SECTION 3: THE BASICS ====================== Welcome to your lesson in the basic principles of combat, barbarian. MOVEMENT: Use the Left Analog Stick to move and the X Button to Jump. You can steer your jumps, but running jumps are more difficult to control then standing ones. Use the Team Circle below you to guide where you land. ATTACKS: The Square and the Triangle Button are your primary attacks. Triangle Button attacks are slow, but more damaging than Square Button attacks. By using different combinations of the Square and Triangle Buttons, you can perform combos. Square Button, Square Button, Square Button, and Triangle, Triangle Button, Triangle Button, Triangle Button, are the basics of combos. LIFE METER: When players are hit, life is subtracted from their life meter. Your life meter is the Red Bar located in the upper-left hand corner of the screen. When your life meter is empty, you will die. BLOCKING: Try to block attacks when you cannot avoid them. Most can be blocked, and often leave enemies with their guard down. To Block, Hold down the L1 Button and push the Left Analog Stick towards your opponent. GRABS: The Square Button is used to grab objects and players, as well as climb and hang from the arena. To Grab Objects or Throw Players, just move next to them and press the Square Button. Pressing the Square Button again will release objects you hold. HANGING AND CLIMBING: To climb and hang from a ceiling or pole, first jump near the ceiling or pole you wish to grab and then press the Circle Button. Press the Circle Button again to release the ceiling or the pole, or the Square Button or Triangle Button to attack. ====================== SECTION 4: THE COMBOS ====================== Welcome to you lesson in combos and runes, barbarian. Combos are performed with different combinations of the Square Button and the Triangle Buttons. When you attack with the Square and Triangle Buttons, you can link it to another attack with the Square or Triangle Button. You can link it to another attack by pressing the Square or Triangle Button again before the previous attack finishes. By linking attacks in this manner, you can perform combos up to 6 hits long. Each character has 8 combos. If the last attack of a combo hits the enemy, it is accompanied by a special sound and a colored flash. These effects identify each combo. WEAK COMBO: Your weak combo is accompanied by a white burst. It is the easiest to perform, and does normal damage. STRONG COMBO: Your strong combo is also accompanied by a white burst. It is also the easiest to perform, and does a little above normal damage. STUN COMBO: This combo is accompanied by a yellow burst. Opponents will recover from stun combos slowly, giving you time to breathe in battle. Thugs are stunned extra long, giving you extra time to grab them. PUSHBACK COMBO: This combo is accompanied by an orange burst. It sends your opponent rolling away so you can concentrate on other nearby enemies. QUICK COMBO: This combo is accompanied by an aqua burst. It is faster than a normal combo and ideal for juggling opponents. MAGIC COMBO: This combo is accompanied by a blue burst. It recharges your magic meter much faster than a normal attack would. LEAK COMBO: This combo is accompanied by a red burst. It does damage to your opponents, even if they try to block you. POP UP COMBO: This combo is accompanied by a green burst. It will launch your opponents into the air, allowing you to follow with attacks that juggle your opponent. If you forget a combo during play, pause the game with the Start Button and review your Move List. It lists all of your combos and describes what they do. All combos are derived from eight bases. (Square, Square, and Square), (Square, Triangle, and Triangle), (Square, Square, and Triangle), (Square, Triangle, and Square), and (Triangle, Triangle, and Triangle), (Triangle, Square, and Square), (Triangle, Triangle, and Square), and (Triangle, Square, Triangle). When a combo is longer than three hits, the last hit is repeated over and over until the combo ends. This may help you remember them. =============================== SECTION 5: THE MAGIC AND RUNES =============================== Welcome to your lesson is magic, barbarian. Each Character has two special attacks and four rune attacks. These are called magic attacks. To use magic attacks, you must have enough magic in your magic meter, which is located beneath your life meter. PUSH ATTACK: Your first special attack is a push attack. Use it when you are being overwhelmed by your opponents. You can even use the push attack while you are being hit. Push the Square Button + X Button at the same time. RANGED ATTACK: Your second special attack is a ranged attack that throws projectiles at your opponents. Tap the R1 Button to fire a single projectile. Or hold the R1 Button down to charge and release a more powerful projectile attack You may have noticed your magic meter reducing as you use magic attacks. Magic regenerates slowly by default, but you can speed this up in one of three ways. First, by taking damage or by inflicting damage on others. Second, by completing a magic combo on your opponent. Third, by raising your magic attribute in Quest Mode. In play, you will sometimes see symbols that appear over your characters. These are called Runes. Earned Runes will appear above your magic meter. If you have enough magic, both your magic meter and Rune will glow. When they glow, you can press the R2 Button to release a Rune Attack. There are four Runes that you can acquire. They are Combo Runes, Throw Runes, Object Runes, and Counter Runes. You earn them by performing different actions in combat. COMBO RUNE: To earn this Rune, complete any combo on your opponent. The Rune gained here will look like a Pink Colored ([]). Press the R2 Button to release the Rune Attack. THROW RUNE: To earn this Rune, you must throw any opponent. The Rune symbol gained here will look like an Aqua Colored (U). Press the R2 Button to release the Rune Attack. OBJECT RUNE: To earn this Rune, you must successfully attack an opponent with an object. The Rune symbol gained here will look like an Orange Colored (X). Press the R2 Button to release the Rune Attack. COUNTER RUNE: To earn this Rune, you must successfully counter your opponent. The Rune symbol gained here will look like a Green Colored (/\). Press the R2 Button to release the Rune Attack. Try using these runes in practice mode to learn what they do. Often, the effect of a Rune Attack is described in text beneath your magic bar. ================================= SECTION 6: THE OBJECTS AND GRABS ================================= Welcome to your lesson in advanced principles of objects and grabs, barbarian. Some objects are too heavy to lift at first. There is still more to learn with objects as you earn levels with Quest Mode. You can raise your lift attribute to lift, run, and perform combos with heavier objects and thugs. OBJECT WEIGHT: When you stand near an object, an arrow appears above it. Arrows describe the weight of each object. Green arrows represent light objects, yellow arrows describe medium objects, and red arrows represent heavy objects. There are two types of objects. They are objects that you can swing and objects that you can throw. SWING OBJECT: Swing objects are held in front of you. Use the Square Button to attack with swing objects, or the Triangle Button to plant them upright in the ground. THROW OBJECT: Throw objects are carried over your head. Use the Square Button or Triangle Button to attack by throwing the object. Thugs can also be used as objects. Just grab them with the Square Button after knocking them to the ground. You can swing thugs at your opponents with the Square Button or throw thugs with the Triangle Button. To release a held thug, push the Circle Button to put the thug down. ======================== SECTION 7: THE COUNTERS ======================== Welcome to your lesson in counters, barbarian. To attempt a counter, block, and then tap either attack button. If you trigger your counter attempt right before a standard attack hits you, you will counter that attack. However, counters do not work against air or magic attacks. COUNTER ATTACK: L1 + Square Button or Triangle Button ========================== SECTION 8: THE ATTRIBUTES ========================== Every Quest Battle won gives your character Experience Points (XP) and Attribute Points (AP) that can be used to upgrade your character's abilities. The abilities you can advance are described below. ------------------------------------------ CHARACTER ATTRIBUTES (Cost: 1 AP per slot) ------------------------------------------ DAMAGE: Damage bonus added to the last hit of a combo attack. LIFE: Increased life energy in the life meter. DEFENSE: Increased speed and block radius. MAGIC: Increased magic recovery rate. LIFT: Lift and perform combos with larger objects and thugs. ----------------------------------------- EMBUED ABILITIES (Cost: 2 to 3 AP per ability) ----------------------------------------- HIGHER POWER: Charged magic projectiles are more powerful. AIRWALK: Unlocks the ability of double-jumps. SECOND WIND: Recover from death once each round. BESERKER: Damage bonus when health is low. ============================= SECTION 9: THE ARENA LAYOUTS ============================= TRAINING ARENA: (1 stage) VENOMOUS SWAMP: (2 stages) LAND OF DESOLATION: (3 stages) SHIPWRECK WATERS: (1 stage) SPIDER'S LAIR: (2 stages) THE FORGOTTEN RUINS: (3 stages) LOST FORTRESS OF SKURLOK: (3 stages) PRISONS OF AKROWLA: (3 stages) LOWER DARKLANDS: (3 stages) UNDERGROUND SEWERS: (2 stages) SHORESTONE CASTLE: (2 stages) ============================================ SECTION 10: THE QUEST WALKTHROUGHS AND MAPS ============================================ ======================= DAGAN OF THE CLAN DOLOK ======================= WEAPONS: Broad Sword and Battle Axe. ------- COMBOS: ------- WEAK: Square, Square, Square. STRONG: Triangle, Triangle, Triangle. QUICK: Square, Triangle, Triangle, Triangle, Triangle, Triangle. POPUP: Square, Triangle, Square, Square, Square. PUSHBACK: Triangle, Square, Square, Square, Square, Square. STUN: Triangle, Square, Triangle, Triangle, Triangle. MAGIC: Square, Square, Triangle, Triangle. LEAK: Triangle, Triangle, Square, Square, Square, Square. ------------- RUNE ATTACKS: ------------- COMBO RUNE ([]): "DAMAGE BONUS." Dagan will clank his weapons together and they will enlarge and glow a fiery orange. During this time, Dagan's attacks will become more powerful. Press the R2 Button to release the attack. THROW RUNE (U): Dagan will spin around and send out an army of fiery projectile axes that will branch out by hitting almost anything on the screen. This attack is best used against multiple enemies. Press the R2 Button to release the attack. OBJECT RUNE (X): Dagan will raise his arms and will open up a geyser of rocks from the ground that will juggle an opponent(s) into the sky and will also hit an opponent on the way down. Also, this attack is good against one or multiple opponents. Beware of falling rocks! Press the R2 Button to release the attack. COUNTER RUNE (/\): "UNBLOCKABLE." Dagan will raise both of his mighty weapons together and his weapons will be on fire as indicated by the fiery orange and yellow color. During this time, Dagan's attacks will become unblockable so swing for the fences. Press the R2 Button to release the attack. --------------- DAGAN'S TRAGEDY --------------- (1) ======= Tragedy ======= + +++++++++++++++ + + (2A.) (2B.) ========== ========== Dark Magic The Undead ========== ========== + + + +++++++++++++++++++++ + + + (3A.) (3B.) (3C.) ============= ============= ============ Demonic Tides Hunting Stich Rescue Keela ============= ============= ============ + + + +++++++++++++++++ + + + + + + (4A.) (4B.) (4C.) (4D.) ============== ============== ============== ======== The Good Fight Friend In Arms Ghost of Keela The Trap ============== ============== ============== ======== + + + + + + + ++++++++++++++++++ + + + + + (5A.) (5B.) (5C.) (5D.) (5E.) ============ ================ ========== ============= =========== The Wretched Assassin's Tales Redemption The Sacrifice Lost Causes ============ ================ ========== ============= =========== + + + + + (6A.) (6B.) (6C.) + + ====== ============ ============= + + Stoned Jailed Truth Demons Within ++++++ (To Ghost of Keela) ====== ============ ============= + + + + (To Stoned) +++++++++++++++++++++++ +++++++++++++++++++ + + + + + + (7A.) (7B.) (7C.) (7D.) ================== ================== ============== ============ Prayers Unanswered Prayers Unanswered Destiny's Play Lost Chances ================== ================== ============== ============ + + + + (8A.) + (8B.) (8C.) ============== + ========= ============ Restless Souls +++++++++ Cautioned Ill Prepared ============== ========= ============ + + + (9A.) (9B.) + ================= ============ + Bloodsong's Curse Fallen Lords +++++++++++ ================= ============ + + + (10.) + + ============= + ++++++++++ Guardian Lost +++++++++ ============= + (11.) ============== Naraka's Wrath ============== + (12.) ====== Finale ====== +++++++++++ 1. TRAGEDY +++++++++++ Dagan returns to find his wife in a bloodied heap, apparently given a slow and tortuous death at the hands of assassin Phade. Phade's grin suggests she enjoyed this assignment, and apparently includes Dagan's demise as well... OPPONENT(S): Phade ARENA: Lost Fortress of Skurlok STIPULATION(S): Defeat All NEXT CHAPTER(S): Dark Magic or The Undead +++++++++++++++ 2A. DARK MAGIC +++++++++++++++ His heart heavy, Phade's dying words weighing on him so, Dagan wondered how could some foul magic command him and his wife to die without him ever knowing why? The assassin Phade failed to slay Dagan, though his wife laid dead before him. If this Phade knew magic was behind his wife's murder, then he knew the answer lied in the east...home to the necromancers. Dagan traveled to its capital in the Land of Desolation, where he met the wizard, known as Corath, told Dagan that his wife died only because Dagan was not there...he grinned and explained that as long as Dagan live, all he cared for would die... enraged, Dagan attacked the wizard! OPPONENT(S): Corath and a 1 thug. ARENA: Land of Desolation STIPULATION(S): Defeat All NEXT CHAPTER(S): Demonic Tides +++++++++++++++ 2B. THE UNDEAD +++++++++++++++ Phade's last words pierced Dagan's woe-stricken heart... he had only touched the evil that slew his wife by striking the assassin down. She claimed a greater evil beyond death and of grave magic wished Dagan and his wife dead. If this power was beyond death, then surely the undead in the Underground Sewers would have answers! Dagan decided to see if the legendary living dead, Stitch, was behind this foul act! He found him, but Stitch refused to speak with Dagan... determined to learn what Stitch knew, Dagan attacked Stitch hoping to "persuade" him to talk. OPPONENT(S): Stitch ARENA: Underground Sewers STIPULATION(S): Defeat All NEXT CHAPTER(S): Hunting Stitch or Rescue Keela ++++++++++++++++++ 3A. DEMONIC TIDES ++++++++++++++++++ The wizard Corath escaped Dagan's final blow, but did tell Dagan of demons playing some part in this tragic puzzle. Dagan determined he must travel to the forgotten ruins, a place he'd heard harbored shape shifters and sorcerers. There he found a ferocious ape, huge and magical...it called itself Mongo! The beast attacked Dagan, protecting its home! OPPONENT(S): Mongo ARENA: The Forgotten Ruins STIPULATION(S): Defeat All NEXT CHAPTER(S): The Good Fight or Friends in Arms +++++++++++++++++++ 3B. HUNTING STITCH +++++++++++++++++++ Dagan determined that Stitch still held information about his slain wife and could not be distracted from his mission. Hearing Stitch could be found in the Spider's Lair, he set upon his journey. OPPONENT(S): Stitch ARENA: Spider's Lair STIPUATION(S): Defeat All NEXT CHAPTER(S): Ghost of Keela +++++++++++++++++ 3C. RESCUE KEELA +++++++++++++++++ Rushing back into the cavernous sewers, Dagan desperately sought the elusive Stitch. No where to be found, his heart sank... but then he found a parchment stuck to a cracked skull with a rusted dagger. It was an order to bring Princess Keela to the Prisons of Akrowla for torture and eventual death. Dagan could not let this girl die, and so he journeyed to the prison to rescue her. As he searched, a huge man emerged from prison cell 21, muttering something about being freed if Dagan died... OPPONENT(S): 21 ARENA: Prisons of Akrowla STIPUATION(S): Defeat All NEXT CHAPTER(S): The Trap +++++++++++++++++++ 4A. THE GOOD FIGHT +++++++++++++++++++ The poor mutant ape, Mongo, was sent to his peace by Dagan. Yet Dagan learned nothing from him. Deeper into the magic, he must travel. Dagan journeyed into the Venomous Swamps, where a witch was said to live. He found the green witch of the swamp. She told Dagan her name was Eyara, and that he must leave her sanctuary at once, for he was not welcome. Unwilling to abort his quest, Dagan pressed onward...Dagan attacked! OPPONENT(S): Eyara ARENA: Venomous Swamps STIPULATION(S): Enemy regenerates Life! Play offensively to claim victory! NEXT CHAPTER(S): The Wretched ++++++++++++++++++++ 4B. FRIENDS IN ARMS ++++++++++++++++++++ Finding only the ape, Mongo, on his quest to find the source of magic, Dagan was discouraged. Perhaps a better path would be to seek the wisdom of Keela, Princess of Argos. He found Keela quite a warrior in her own right. She told Dagan that she knew who ordered Phade to slay his wife, but would tell him only when he proved worthy of the knowledge. They fought... OPPONENT(S): Keela ARENA: Shorestone Castle STIPULATION(S): Hit the enemy team 50 times before they do the same! NEXT CHAPTER(S): Assassin's Tales +++++++++++++++++++ 4C. GHOST OF KEELA +++++++++++++++++++ Having abandoned Keela to the undead, Dagan's heart was heavy. His choices were not the best, for now Keela was dead... just like his wife, but Dagan could have saved the princess. He let her die. He thought to retreat to the Forgotten Ruins to consider his actions. His meditation was interrupted by an apparition of a forlorn woman. It was the ghost of Keela! She bemoaned Dagan for abandoning her and told him that now he must die... she dew her sword and attacked! OPPONENT(S): Keela ARENA: The Forgotten Ruins STIPUATION(S): Defeat the invisible enemy to claim victory! NEXT CHAPTER(S): Redemption +++++++++++++ 4D. THE TRAP +++++++++++++ Determined to save the girl, Keela, from the same fate of his wife, Dagan marched with abandon across the harsh lands of Barbaria... without rest or sleep, until he finally came upon the dark under earth known as the Spider's Lair. Barely had he entered the mouth of the dungeon, a foul green gas filled the air around him. Weakened by the poison, Dagan struggled to steady himself. Stitch and thugs stepped into view... this was a trap! OPPONENT(S): Stitch and 2 thugs ARENA: Spider's Lair STIPUATION(S): You have been poisoned! Defeat the enemy before you perish! NEXT CHAPTER(S): The Sacrifice or Lost Causes +++++++++++++++++ 5A. THE WRETCHED +++++++++++++++++ Heeding Eyara's words, Dagan sought the demon she spoke of in the Lower Dark Lands. The air was thick, full of ash and smoke from the volcanic geysers that filled the land. Black lava rocks crunched beneath his feat as he delved deeper into the heart of darkness, where he found the demon Jinn. Her dark fiery skin pitch eyes were clearly of Naraka, the hell of Barbaria. Jinn told Dagan that she needed mortal's blood to fulfill her master's wish, and that his blood would do fine...the demon attacked. OPPONENT(S): Jinn ARENA: Lower Darklands STIPULATION(S): Defeat All. NEXT CHAPTER(S): Stoned +++++++++++++++++++++ 5B. ASSISSIN'S TALES +++++++++++++++++++++ Following the advice of Princess Keela, Dagan went to the Spider's Lair. He descended into the caverns that housed the assassins of Barbaria. Why they took control of the den of giant spiders, only they knew. It was dark and poison dripped from the walls. The crackle of fire could be heard as the demon Jinn entered view. Fire danced across her skin as she told Dagan that she would finish what Phade failed to do! OPPONENT(S): Jinn ARENA: Spider's Lair STIPULATION(S): You have been poisoned! Defeat the enemy before you perish! NEXT CHAPTER(S): Jailed Truth +++++++++++++++ 5C. REDEMPTION +++++++++++++++ The horrible vision of Keela, a beautiful woman sacrificed and enslaved in the afterlife to serve the very evil she had sought to defeat plagued Dagan. He felt his strength weakening, his focus distracted... something was happening to him... he had betrayed himself, his wife, his cause... only defeating Magnus could redeem his soul and lift this curse... he knew Magnus existed near his old ship within Shipwreck Waters, and so he went there. Magnus thanked Dagan for giving him the soul of Keela, and told him that his soul too would soon be his to command... he raised his mighty sword and they fought. OPPONENT(S): Magnus ARENA: Shipwreck Waters STIPUATION(S): You have been poisoned! Defeat the enemy before you perish! NEXT CHAPTER(S): Demon's Within ++++++++++++++++++ 5D. THE SACRIFICE ++++++++++++++++++ Though worn with the chase, the undead Stitch had fallen. Dagan's goal was at hand, only the Undead Lord Magnus stood in the way of rescuing Princess Keela from sacrifice. Keela was held in the hull of Magnus' old ship, and it was clear that Magnus would not let her free without a fight. His ghostly body turned to Dagan, his huge sword rose... and they fought! OPPONENT(S): Magnus ARENA: Shipwreck Waters STIPULATION(S): Win consecutive rounds against the enemy! Your life will not regenerate between rounds! NEXT CHAPTER(S): Demon's Within ++++++++++++++++ 5E. LOST CAUSES ++++++++++++++++ Dagan had been fooled once by these undead and their henchmen, bringing him into the Spider's Lair trap. Keela would have to fend for herself, for Dagan's real cause was to avenge the death of his wife! He heard a mercenary in Shorestone Castle may have information about who hired Phade to murder his beloved. As Dagan approached the soldier, he was shocked to find he was an undead... they waged battle! OPPONENT(S): Stitch and 2 thugs ARENA: Shorestone Castle STIPULATION(S): Defeat All. NEXT CHAPTER(S): Ghost of Keela +++++++++++ 6A. STONED +++++++++++ Pillars of Corruption draining the world of life and magic... where might such things be found, wondered Dagan? He'd traveled so far and knew only that an arch wizard called Zaugg was behind the murder of his wife. Dagan resolved he would find Zaugg and make him pay for the death of his wife! He thought perhaps the princess Keela of Argos might offer insight to where to find these pillars. Upon entering her home, Shorestone Castle, he was confronted by the undead lord, Magnus! The ghastly specter told Dagan his time was up and he attacked! OPPONENT(S): Magnus and 2 thugs ARENA: Shorestone Castle STIPULATION(S): Defeat All. NEXT CHAPTER(S): Prayers Unanswered and Prayers Unanswered +++++++++++++++++ 6B. JAILED TRUTH +++++++++++++++++ Jinn's puzzle befuddled Dagan, for he knew not what she could mean by her rhyme. "Assassins and demons alike can fail, but death eludes the one in jail..." Dagan decided to seek the Prisons of Akrowla, wondering who there was undying. He found a zombie called Stitch within the prison, a horrible man existing between life and death... apparently gone made because of it. Wielding rusty blades and writhing in pain, he glared at Dagan... OPPONENT(S): Stitch and 1 thug ARENA: Prison of Akrowla STIPULATION(S): Defeat All. NEXT CHAPTER: Stoned +++++++++++++++++++ 6C. DEMON"S WITHIN +++++++++++++++++++ Following the words of Princess Keela, Dagan began his trek to the far east. Somewhere in the distant Kingdom of Tym near the eastern Sea of Cordene was this master wizard Corath, apprentice to Zaugg. Unsure of himself, Dagan's mind played tricks with him. He found himself engaged in battle with himself! OPPONENT(S): Dagan ARENA: The Forgotten Ruins STIPUATION(S): Hit the enemy 50 times before they do the same! NEXT CHAPTER(S): Destiny's Play or Lost Chances +++++++++++++++++++++++ 7A. PRAYERS UNANSWERED +++++++++++++++++++++++ Dagan marched to Shipwreck Waters, home to the Lord of the Undead, Magnus. Although Magnus fell at Dagan's hand, the fallen lord told him of a curse Bloodsong had put on him when he shattered it. Dagan entered the watery grave site, only to find Magnus' shade still lived! The shade rose and attacked Dagan, damning him for destroying the stone relic. OPPONENT(S): Magnus and 3 thugs ARENA: Shipwreck Waters STIPULATION(S): Defeat All. NEXT CHAPTER(S): Restless Souls +++++++++++++++++++++++ 7B. PRAYERS UNANSWERED ++++++++++++++++++++++++ Cursed for saving the poor monkey named Mongo? How could such foul magic befall him, Dagan wondered? He felt he must shed the curse before he waged his final battle against the sorcerer Zaugg. Dagan returned home to the Lost Fortress of Skurlok, where he prayed. From the shadows of his mind stepped the dark force within him... the evil Dagan that grew within through the corrupting magic of Bloodsong! OPPONENT(S): Dagan ARENA: Lost Fortress of Skurlok STIPULATION(S): Defeat All. NEXT CHAPTER(S): Restless Souls +++++++++++++++++++ 7C. DESTINY'S PLAY +++++++++++++++++++ The path to the Lower Darklands from the Forgotten Ruins was a dangerous one, full of terrible beasts, poisonous serpents, and all manner of ways to die. Dagan hacked his way through the dense Venomous Swamp, coming upon Eyara, the Defender of Nature! He told her that he was passing through and meant no harm. Eyara returned that he violated her land, her sanctuary, and that he would not pass. Ignoring the green woman's words, Dagan continued. Eyara attacked Dagan! OPPONENT(S): Eyara ARENA: Venomous Swamp STIPUATION(S): Defeat All NEXT CHAPTER(S): Cautioned +++++++++++++++++ 7D. LOST CHANCES +++++++++++++++++ Dagan, fueled with hatred and revenge, traversed Barbaria's Unforgiving land to arrive at the Land of Desolation... home to the wizard Corath! The wizard snickered as he turned to Dagan. He warned Dagan that his murderous quest in the name of his wife was now to come to an end. Corath grinned as he entered combat! OPPONENT(S): Corath and 3 thugs ARENA: Land of Desolation STIPULATION(S): Defeat All NEXT CHAPTER(S): Ill Prepared +++++++++++++++++++ 8A. RESTLESS SOULS +++++++++++++++++++ Princess Keela, different than before, clad in heavy armor and bereft of the goodness that Dagan had seen in her face before told him that she sought Bloodsong. She told him that her father exchanged death blows with Magnus when they both lived. Bloodsong had touched Magnus' dark soul and kept him alive and she thought Bloodsong might bring her father back from the dead... Keela would not accept Dagan's tale of curses and torments caused by the stone, and that Keela was killed to by Magnus. Enraged, she fought... OPPONENT(S): Keela ARENA: Prisons of Akrowla STIPULATION(S): Your enemy is very strong! Beware! NEXT CHAPTER(S): Bloodsong's Curse ++++++++++++++ 8B. CAUTIONED ++++++++++++++ Heeding the words of nature's guardian, Eyara, Dagan catches the demon Jinn off guard. She was preparing some sort of curse to put upon Dagan, but it has been foiled. Her minions are no where to be seen... OPPONENT(S): Jinn ARENA: Lower Darklands STIPUATION(S): Your enemy is very strong! Beware! NEXT CHAPTER(S): Fallen Lords +++++++++++++++++ 8C. ILL PREPARED +++++++++++++++++ Marching into the volcanic region of Barbaria, Dagan's confidence was high. His weapons sharp, mind focused, and of strong will, Dagan was prepared for anything... or so he thought. He'd walked right into a trap set by the demon Jinn. She was ready with a curse and several thugs to help her! OPPONENT(S): Jinn and 2 thugs ARENA: Lower Darklands STIPULATION(S): Defeat All. NEXT CHAPTER(S): Fallen Lords ++++++++++++++++++++++ 9A. BLOODSONG'S CURSE ++++++++++++++++++++++ Dagan found himself needing to free the souls afflicted by Bloodsong's curse. The poor monkey, Mongo, never knew what he'd done when he found Bloodsong after the battle between the King of Argos and Magnus. They had slain each other with fatal blows exchanged, knocking the stone from Magnus into the ocean where it washed ashore for a hapless monkey to marvel at its beauty, taking a bite upon it touched the simian's heart, and it merged with him... Mongo became Mongo the Ape! Dagan must wrest the dark influence from the soul of Mongo... Mongo's darkened soul, however, now guarded one of Zaugg's Pillars of Corruption! OPPONENT(S): Mongo ARENA: Land Of Desolation STPULATION(S): Destroy the Obelisk! NEXT CHAPTER(S): Guardian Lost +++++++++++++++++ 9B. FALLEN LORDS +++++++++++++++++ The wizard Corath stood firm before Dagan, his demon Jinn by his side. His sinister laugh echoed across the desolate expanse of what was once a great empire. Pointing to a pillar that emanated a hair raising force, as if electricity filled the air around it. He told of his lord and master Zaugg... and of how this pillar was one of the three master Pillars of Corruption. OPPONENT(S): Corath and Jinn ARENA: Land of Desolation STIPUATION(S): Destroy the Obelisk! NEXT CHAPTER(S): Guardian Lost +++++++++++++++++++ 10. GUARDIAN LOST +++++++++++++++++++ Into the Venomous Swamp strode Dagan, seeking the second Pillar of Corruption. He found it, arcing with an electrical force stronger than the first. It seemed to be drawing more energy from Barbaria than the first, compensating for there now being only two pillars remaining. A corrupted Eyara, now the Destroyer of Nature, stood ready to defend the pillar! Dagan could see that this Eyara was drawing power from the pillar, making her stronger and perhaps unbeatable! Her good soul was dark and evil, twisted by the corrupting forces exuded by the pillars... OPPONENT(S): Eyara ARENA: Venomous Swamp STIPULATION(S): Destroy the Obelisk! NEXT CHAPTER(S): Naraka's Wrath +++++++++++++++++++ 11. NARAKA'S WRATH +++++++++++++++++++ Entering the Lower Darklands, Dagan found Corath defending the final pillar. Fear was in his eyes, for he knew Dagan was strong. He knew death was his if he defied Zaugg. He had summoned Jinn once more from Naraka, but this time she was stronger and far more powerful. OPPONENTS(S): Corath and Jinn ARENA: Lower Darklands STIPULATION(S): Destroy the Obelisk! NEXT CHAPTER(S): Finale +++++++++++ 12. FINALE +++++++++++ Dagan, my foolish Dagan. I am Zaugg. I beset Barbaria with the magic you've destroyed, but you are too late. I have the power I needed already, mortal. The gods themselves dare not confront me, so how would you think you could stop me!? I am Zaugg!!!! OPPONENT(S): Zaugg ARENA: ? STIPULATION(S): Defeat Zaugg! ======================== KEELA, PRINCESS OF ARGOS ======================== WEAPONS: Falchion Sword and Circle Shield ------- COMBOS: ------- WEAK: Square, Square, Square. STRONG: Triangle, Triangle, Triangle. QUICK: Square, Triangle, Triangle, Triangle, Triangle. POPUP: Square, Triangle, Square, Square. PUSHBACK: Square, Square, Triangle, Triangle. STUN: Triangle, Square, Triangle, Triangle, Triangle, Triangle. MAGIC: Triangle, Square, Square, Square. LEAK: Triangle, Triangle, Square, Square, Square, Square. ------------- RUNE ATTACKS: ------------- COMBO RUNE ([]): "SUPER SHIELD." Keela will wave her shield in a clockwise position and it will become twice its normal size as well as burn a bright aqua color. During this time, when Keela blocks with her shield successfully, the damage of the enemy's attacks will be transferred back to the enemy. Press the R2 Button to release the attack. THROW RUNE (U): Keela will raise her sword over her head and will plunge it fiercely into the ground that will then project and aqua shockwave that will knock any enemy lurking around her. This attack is best used against multiple enemies when surrounded. Press the R2 Button to release the attack. OBJECT RUNE (X): Keela will raise her arms and will grow four spinning blades that will continuously circle around her body. So if anyone gets too close to her, they will have the pleasure of being hacked to pieces! This attack is good for juggling opponents. Press the R2 Button to release the attack. COUNTER RUNE (/\): "NO PAIN." Keela will pound her fist into the ground and an aqua and white aura will emit from her. During this time, if Keela is attacked, she will lose energy but she will not be knocked off balance and will be able to dish out a combo off her own at any time. This attack is good for attackers who will not let up. Press the R2 Button to release the attack. ++++++++++++++ Keela's Sorrow ++++++++++++++ (1) ============== KEELA'S LAMENT ============== + ++++++++++++++++++++++ + + (2A.) (2B.) ====== ================= ALLIES SEARCH FOR STITCH ====== ================= + + ++++++++++++++++++ + + + + (3A.) (3B.) + ============== ================= + CONFUSED TRUTH SEARCH FOR STITCH + ============== ================= + + + + (4A.) (4B.) + ============== =========== + BRUTAL HONESTY REDIRECTION ++++ ============== =========== + + (5A.) (5B.) ======== =========== THE TASK RESTITUTION ======== =========== + + +++++++++++++++ +++++++++++++ + + + + (6A.) (6B.) (6C.) (6D.) ============== ========== ========== ======== CORITHIAN LIES ENTRAPMENT GRAVE NEWS THE MIND ============== ========== ========== ======== + + + + + + + ++++++++++++++++++++++++++ + + + + + (7A.) (7B.) (7C.) (7D.) (7E.) ============== ============== ========= ==== ======= KARMIC CHOICES KARMIC JUSTICE THE QUEST SICK TORMENT ============== ============== ========= ==== ======= + + + + + + ++++++++++++++++++ + +++++++++++++++++++ + + + + + + + + + (8A.) (8B.) (8C.) (8D.) (8E.) (8F.) ======= ============ =============== =========== ======= ======== PAYBACK SAVING MONGO CORITHIAN TRUTH THE CAPTURE TWISTED TORMENT2 ======= ============ =============== =========== ======= ======== + + + + + + (9A.) + (9B.) (9C.) (9D.) + =========== + ============== ========= ============= + DELIVERANCE + KARMIC DESTINY BAD KARMA PUPPET MASTER +++ =========== + ============== ========= ============= + + + + + (10.) + + + + ====== + + + + DENIAL ++++++++++++++++ (TO Saving Mongo) ++++++ (TO Denial) ====== + (11.) ====== FINALE ====== +++++++++++++++++ 1. KEELA'S LAMENT +++++++++++++++++ On her knees before her father's sarcophagus deep within the tomb of kings below Shorestone Castle, Princess Keela wept. Her father died in search of the legendary Bloodsong. A relic stone said to have powers of transmutation and invincibility. It could change simple rocks to ingots of gold, transform steel swords into brittle wax, and more...All while granting the man who wore it around his neck invulnerability. Keela's tears covered her face, as a raspy voice spoke behind her. It was Stitch, the undead! Keela rolled to the side, drawing her sword and attacked! OPPONENT(S): Stitch ARENA: Shorestone Castle STIPULATION(S): Defeat All NEXT CHAPTER(S): Allies or Search for Stitch +++++++++++ 2A. ALLIES +++++++++++ Keela's father had died on a noble quest to attain Bloodsong, hoping to gain its power and bring order to Barbaria. Knowing now that the undead Stitch had information about the relic and her father, Keela would seek him out. But first she went to Dagan of the Clan Dolok. He was renowned for his strength and simple fairness. Keela hoped he might help her cause... As often happens in Barbaria, a test of mettle must be made before talks could begin... They fought! OPPONENT(S): Dagan ARENA: Lost Fortress of Skurlok STIPULATION(S): Hit the enemy team 50 times before they do the same! NEXT CHAPTER(S): Confused Truth or Search for Stitch ++++++++++++++++++++++ 2A. SEARCH FOR STITCH ++++++++++++++++++++++ The noble Princess of Argos, Keela, could not shake the terrible loss of her father. It haunted her every thought. He died to attain the relic, Bloodsong. Yet he did not find it. The undead beast, Stitch, claimed he did find it. Keela's heart was heavy. Stitch knew something of her father, of Bloodsong, and of its powers. She decided to quest to find and interrogate Stitch. Unsure of where he lived, she went to the prisons of Akrowla where its inmates would surely know... The ancient prison centuries old, built deep into the underneath was abandoned. Drawing her sword, Keela entered... A huge inmate confronted her! He raged as he attacked! OPPONENT(S): 21 ARENA: Prisons of Akrowla STIPULATION(S): Defeat All. NEXT CHAPTER(S): Redirection +++++++++++++++++++ 3A. CONFUSED TRUTH +++++++++++++++++++ Into the deep jungles that covered the venomous swamp went Keela, hacking vines and foliage aside as she went. Keela stopped to examine a broken branch when her mind was filled with memories of herself as a little girl playing with her father. He held her high in the air and growled in her belly, and they laughed... Keela's moment of happiness was broken with Eyara jumping down from a tree before her, she said Keela must prove herself... OPPONENT(S): Eyara ARENA: Venomous Swamps STIPULATION(S): The enemy regenerates life! Play offensively to claim victory! NEXT CHAPTER(S): Brutal Honesty ++++++++++++++++++++++ 3B. SEARCH FOR STITCH ++++++++++++++++++++++ The noble Princess of Argos, Keela, could not shake the terrible loss of her father. It haunted her every thought. He died to attain the relic, Bloodsong. Yet he did not find it. The undead beast, Stitch, claimed he did find it. Keela's heart was heavy. Stitch knew something of her father, of Bloodsong, and of its powers. She decided to quest to find and interrogate Stitch. Unsure of where he lived, she went to the prisons of Akrowla where its inmates would surely know... The ancient prison centuries old, built deep into the underneath was abandoned. Drawing her sword, Keela entered... A huge inmate confronted her! He raged as he attacked! OPPONENT(S): 21 ARENA: Prisons of Akrowla STIPULATION(S): Defeat All. NEXT CHAPTER(S): Redirection +++++++++++++++++++ 4A. BRUTAL HONESTY +++++++++++++++++++ Eyara had suggested Keela look to the Lower Darklands of Barbaria for a clue about who slew her father. She entered the volcanic region, where she encountered a hulking man who called himself 21. 21 raged that he would not go back and assaulted the princess. OPPONENT(S): 21 ARENA: Lower Darklands STIPULATION(S): Defeat All. NEXT CHAPTER(S): The Task ++++++++++++++++ 4B. REDIRECTION ++++++++++++++++ Keela knew well the land of Barbaria, and so traveled safely the shores of solitude to the Underground Sewers. She'd entered the stench-filled tunnels, sword and shield ready. Stitch, shocked to see the heroine, squealed in fear. As a cornered rat, Stitch fought! OPPONENT(S): Stitch and 1 thug ARENA: Underground Sewers STIPULATION(S): Defeat All. NEXT CHAPTER(S): Restitution +++++++++++++ 5A. THE TASK +++++++++++++ 21 was not a bad man, though his impulsive attack against Keela resulted in his death. He sought Corath on his quest, and so Keela thought to seek him. The wizard Corath, ruling lord over the desolate far east of Barbaria, seemed amused that Keela came to him for help. Playing with the heiress of Barbaria's western region, Corath told her that only when she had performed a task for him would he grant her the information she sought. Keela was no errand girl and engaged Corath! OPPONENT(S): Corath and 1 thug ARENA: Land of Desolation STIPULATION(S): Defeat All. NEXT CHAPTER(S): Corathian Lies or Entrapment ++++++++++++++++ 5B. RESTITUTION ++++++++++++++++ With the name and location of her father's murderer, Keela secured transport to the old city of Rezz, where her travel to Shipwreck Waters would be short. As a well-trained veteran, Princess Keela approached Magnus shield ahead, eyes just over its rim, and sword crossed in front of the shield for parry and strike. Magnus, a ghostly being floating, saw her approach and without a word raised his mighty two-handed sword. The battle was joined! OPPONENT(S): Magnus ARENA: Shipwreck Waters STIPULATION(S): Defeat All. NEXT CHAPTER(S): Grave News or The Mind +++++++++++++++++++ 6A. CORATHIAN LIES +++++++++++++++++++ Following her meeting the wizard Corath, Keela felt his quest to seek this ape Mongo was an errand that made little sense. Why would this Corath not capture Mongo himself she wondered? She decided the thieves guild might offer insight, for her father always told her when you sit down to play a game, do not feel afraid to look under the table. Keela went to see Phade in the Spider's Lair. Keela expected a conflict, for nobility and ignobility often clash... Sword and shield in hand, she descended into the darkness... OPPONENT(S): Phade ARENA: Spider's Lair STIPULATION(S): Defeat All NEXT CHAPTER(S): Karmic Choices +++++++++++++++ 6B. ENTRAPMENT +++++++++++++++ Reluctant to do the bidding of Corath, Keela accepted his task. She journeyed to the Forgotten Ruins where she found Mongo! Mongo did not want to be trapped by Keela, so she attacked to subdue him! OPPONENT(S): Mongo ARENA: The Forgotten Ruins STIPULATIONS: The enemy regenerates life! Play offensively to claim victory! NEXT CHAPTER(S): Karmic Justice +++++++++++++++ 6C. GRAVE NEWS +++++++++++++++ Bloodsong had eluded her father, wrestled from Magnus somehow during their fated battle. Where it was now remained a mystery. Keela considered her situation and thought that the underbelly of Barbaria would know such things, for thieves and assassins are close to everything foul. She sought Phade, master of assassin, with the Spider's Lair. Phade, as most cloaked figures do, required persuasion to talk... Keela drew her sword and attacked the evasive Phade! OPPONENT(S): Phade ARENA: Spider's Lair STIPULATION(S): You have been poisoned! Defeat the enemy before you perish! NEXT CHAPTER(S): The Quest +++++++++++++ 6D. THE MIND +++++++++++++ Keela could not focus on life, hating every breath she took. Her father was dead and she loved him so. Always she'd lived a life of honor and truth, striving to be compassionate and forgiving...and for what? So she would fall to sorrow and despair with her beloved father and friend, the King of Argos, dead... She went to her friend Dagan for advice, but found a twisted version of him. They joined battle! OPPONENT(S): Dagan ARENA: Lost Fortress of Skurlok STIPULATION(S): Defeat All. NEXT CHAPTER(S): Sick or Torment +++++++++++++++++++ 7A. KARMIC CHOICES +++++++++++++++++++ Hearing Mongo was to be captured and slain by the duplicitous Corath, Keela returned to the Land of Desolation to confront the wizard. Corath, exposed for his deceit, became angered and attacked Keela without pause. OPPONENT(S): Corath and 3 thugs ARENA: Land of Desolation STIPULATION(S): Defeat All. NEXT CHAPTER(S): Payback or Saving Mongo +++++++++++++++++++ 7B. KARMIC JUSTICE +++++++++++++++++++ The noble Keela returned to the Land of Desolation to claim the knowledge promised her for capturing Mongo. She was met by the ignoble assassin Phade. However, Phade attacked, apparently ordered to end Keela's life! OPPONENT(S): Phade ARENA: Land of Desolation STIPULATIONS: You have been poisoned! Defeat the enemy before you perish! NEXT CHAPTER(S): Payback or Saving Mongo ++++++++++++++ 7C. THE QUEST ++++++++++++++ The wizard Corath, ruling lord over the desolate far east of Barbaria, seemed amused that Keela came to him for help. Playing with the heiress of Barbaria's western region, Corath told her that only when she had performed a task for him would he grant her the information she sought. Keela was no errand girl and enraged Corath! OPPONENT(S): Corath and 2 thugs ARENA: Land Of Desolation STIPULATION(S): Defeat All. NEXT CHAPTER(S): Corathian Truth or The Capture +++++++++ 7D. SICK +++++++++ The sad princess lamented her loss to the point every day she felt sick. Her wishes for her father to return were never heard. She gave and gave and gave all her life... and she never expected anything in return... until now. She should have her father back...he was the only person that mattered to her since her mother died giving birth to her... and her aunt that cared for her died from the fever when she was not even two years old. Keela's life was full of loss, and now even her father was gone. She needed advice, and turned to Eyara... but Eyara did not recognize Keela... Eyara condemned her for violating her sanctuary and attacked! OPPONENT(S): Eyara ARENA: Venomous Swamp STIPULATION(S): Enemy regenerates life! Play offensively to claim victory! NEXT CHAPTER(S): Twisted ++++++++++++ 7E. TORMENT ++++++++++++ Keela went to The Forgotten Ruins to reflect. She fell asleep and dreamt of the silly smile her father made to cheer her up and of playing word games to help her spell. She saw herself, when she was a little girl, playing in the clear ocean water next to their home, Shorestone Castle... Their time was full of laughter. They ran and frolicked in the brine... finding seashells and pretty salt polished rocks. ...The dream turned red and was hot... Keela saw flames everywhere and heard her father cry out in pain, burning from torture! Her eyes opened wide and saw a demon, black skin and pitch eyes with fire dancing across her flesh. She attacked! OPPONENT(S): Jinn ARENA: The Forgotten Ruins STIPULATIONS: Win consecutive rounds against the enemy! Your life will not regenerate between rounds. NEXT CHAPTER(S): Torment2 ++++++++++++ 8A. PAYBACK ++++++++++++ Keela considered her options... Save the ape Mongo for which she had no obligation or exact revenge on the foulest of men, Magnus, for murderous ways. She chose revenge! She found Magnus and Stitch together, just as Corath said they would be. Battle ensued... OPPONENT(S): Magnus, Stitch, and 2 thugs ARENA: Shipwreck Waters STIPULATION(S): Defeat All. NEXT CHAPTER(S): Deliverance +++++++++++++++++ 8B. SAVING MONGO +++++++++++++++++ Keela raced to the Prisons of Akrowla, hoping to save Mongo from his fate! She entered Akrowla, finding him screaming in agony from torturous spells. Corath was there, having used his magic teleport there long before her. His spells sucked the blood from Mongo's dying body... Upon seeing Keela, Corath drew his blade! OPPONENT(S): Corath ARENA: Prisons of Akrowla STIPULATION(S): Your enemy is very strong! Beware! NEXT CHAPTER(S): Denial ++++++++++++++++++++ 8C. CORATHIAN TRUTH ++++++++++++++++++++ Following her meeting the wizard Corath, Keela felt his quest to seek this ape Mongo was an errand that made little sense. Why would this Corath not capture Mongo himself she wondered? She decided the thieves guild might offer insight, for her father always told her when you sit down to play a game, do not feel afraid to look under the table. Keela went to see Phade in the Spider's Lair. Keela expected a conflict, for nobility and ignobility often clash... Sword and shield in hand, she descended into the darkness... Phade attacked Keela from the darkness! OPPONENTS(S): Phade ARENA: Spider's Lair STIPULATIONS: You have been poisoned! Defeat the enemy before you perish! NEXT CHAPTER(S): Karmic Destiny ++++++++++++++++ 8D. THE CAPTURE ++++++++++++++++ Reluctant to do the bidding of Corath, Keela accepted his task. She journeyed to the Forgotten Ruins where she found Mongo! Mongo did not want to be trapped by Keela, so she attacked to subdue him! OPPONENT(S): Mongo ARENA: The Forgotten Ruins STIPULATIONS: Hit the enemy team 50 times before they do the same! NEXT CHAPTER(S): Bad Karma ++++++++++++ 8E. TWISTED ++++++++++++ Princess Keela thought she might be going mad, drowning in her own sorrow. She prayed for guidance, but nothing changed. In desperation, she journeyed to the assassin Phade in the Spider's Lair. She knew Phade and her father had a strange friendship, perhaps better called an understanding... They helped each other know what happened above and below board within the kingdom of Argos. Phade saw Keela and attacked without pause! OPPONENT(S): Phade ARENA: Spider's Lair STIPULATION: Defeat All. NEXT CHAPTER(S): Puppet Master +++++++++++++ 8F. TORMENT2 +++++++++++++ The young princess returned home to Shorestone Castle, troubled by the dreams and thoughts she'd been having. To wake to a demon disturbed her. What had she done to lose her father? ...And now to lose her mind? Thoughts flooded Keela's mind. Hearing footsteps behind her, Keela leapt to her feet, drawing her sword. She saw... herself... stand with weapon drawn. Keela was to fight herself... OPPONENT(S): Keela ARENA: Shorestone Castle STIPULATIONS: Defeat All. NEXT CHAPTER(S): Puppet Master ++++++++++++++++ 9A. DELIVERANCE ++++++++++++++++ Having finished her quest to slay the killer of her father, Keela raced to the Prisons of Akrowla to save Mongo from the evil Corath's dark magic. As she entered the ancient jail, she found Mongo dead within a suspended cage. The spirit of Mongo approached her menacingly, however, from another cell. It was vile, the enraged soul of the tortured ape... It could have been saved, but Keela put her revenge over his life. Stepping into view was Corath, again, and he was not dead. OPPONENT(S): Corath and Mongo ARENA: Prisons of Akrowla STIPULATION(S): Defeat All. NEXT CHAPTER(S): Denial +++++++++++++++++++ 9B. KARMIC DESTINY +++++++++++++++++++ Hearing Mongo was to be captured and slain by the duplicitous Corath, Keela returned to the Land of Desolation to confront the wizard. Corath, exposed for his deceit, became angered and attacked Keela without pause. OPPONENT(S): Corath and 4 thugs ARENA: Land of Desolation STIPULATIONS: Defeat All. NEXT CHAPTER: Saving Mongo ++++++++++++++ 9C. BAD KARMA ++++++++++++++ The noble Keela returned to the Land of Desolation to claim the knowledge promised her for capturing Mongo. She was met by the ignoble assassin Phade. However, Phade attacked, apparently ordered to end Keela's life! OPPONENT(S): Phade ARENA: Land of Desolation STIPULATIONS: You have been poisoned! Defeat the enemy before you perish! NEXT CHAPTER(S): Saving Mongo ++++++++++++++++++ 9D. PUPPET MASTER ++++++++++++++++++ Keela came to understand that her loss was real, for she would always love and miss her father. His death should not destroy her life as well. The wizard Corath was turning her mind against her, twisting things with arcane sorcery. She found the dark sorcerer in the Land of Desolation, where he told her that he did nothing but make her nightmares come true... He laughed as he told Keela she slew her own friends! He clapped his hands and told Keela that her life was a was a play that he wrote, and that he would now write her final chapter. He attacked! OPPONENT(S): Corath and 2 thugs ARENA: Land of Desolation STIPULATIONS: Defeat All. NEXT CHAPTER(S): Denial ++++++++++++ 10A. DENIAL ++++++++++++ Princess Keela was well-read and knew Barbaria's legends. If a demon was weaving the dark magic of afterlife, it would be in the Lower Darklands of Barbaria where Naraka's hells touched the mortal world through hell's gate. She wasted no time and sped to the volcanic region where she found the demon Jinn, tending to the pillar full of energy... It pulse and throbbed, as if it drained life and energy from the world around it. Jinn sprang forward and attacked! OPPONENT(S): Jinn ARENA: Lower Darklands STIPULATION(S): Destroy the Obelisk! NEXT CHAPTER(S): Finale +++++++++++ 11. FINALE +++++++++++ Finding strength in the memory of her father, Keela entered the magical gate revealed when she destroyed the Pillar of Corruption. She found herself stepping onto a bridge on the other side of the portal, somewhere on an island far away from any place she knew. Before her stood a mighty golem. It spoke.. I am Zaugg, Princess Keela of Argos. You have proven a formidable opponent, but all is for naught, foolish child. The gods themselves dare not challenge me, so who are you to think you could do better!? I am Zaugg!!! OPPONENT(S): Zaugg ARENA: ? STIPULATION(S): Defeat Zaugg! ======================== EYARA, NATURE'S GUARDIAN ======================== WEAPONS: Shamanic Staff and Bear Claw (extends) ------- COMBOS: ------- WEAK: Square, Square, Square. STRONG: Triangle, Triangle, Triangle. QUICK: Square, Triangle, Square, Square, Square. POPUP: Square, Square, Triangle, Triangle. PUSHBACK: Square, Triangle, Triangle, Triangle. STUN: Triangle, Triangle, Square, Square. MAGIC: Triangle, Square, Square, Square, Square. LEAK: Triangle, Square, Triangle, Triangle, Triangle. ------------- RUNE ATTACKS: ------------- COMBO RUNE ([]): "MAX MANA." Eyara will raise her staff to the heavens and it will glow with a neon green light. During this time, Eyara will be able to throw as many magic projectiles as she wishes against the enemies that she is facing, without draining any of her magic meter. Press the R2 Button to release the attack. THROW RUNE (U): Eyara will raise both of her hands in a clockwise motion and then she will be protected by a (blue particle) life drain energy shield. This attack is best used against multiple enemies when surrounded and is also good when you want to get in a combo against an unrelenting barbarian. Press the R2 Button to release the attack. OBJECT RUNE (X): Eyara will raise her arms, holding the staff in both hands, and will plunge her glowing staff into the ground. Then, a circular wave or sharks will branch out from her. This attack is good for knocking down a group of enemies that try to surround you so that you will gain some breathing room. Press the R2 Button to release the attack. COUNTER RUNE (/\): Eyara will kneel down and with staff in hand will unleash a seemingly never ending wave of sharks towards and opponent. This rune attack can be aimed as well when utilized. This attack is good for juggling attackers as well as taking down an opponent's energy real fast! Press the R2 Button to release the attack. +++++++++++++++ Eyara's Retreat +++++++++++++++ (1) ============ EYARA'S LOSS ============ + (2) ========= EDEN LOST ========= + (3) ============ CURSED LANDS ============ + ++++++++++++++++++ + + (4A.) (4B.) ============ ======= BORDER LANDS DISAVOW ============ ======= + + + +++++++++++++ + + + (5A.) (5B.) (5C.) ============ ====== ======== BURIED TRUTH APATHY BETRAYAL ============ ====== ======== + + + +++++++++++++++++ + + + + + + (6A.) (6B.) (6C.) (6D.) ============= ===== ============= ============= BLIND LEADING ++<++ ARGOS IMPERSONATORS UNDERSTANDING ============= ===== ============= ============= + + + + ++++++++++++++++++++++++++ + + (TO Blind Leading) + + + + (7A.) (7B.) (7C.) + ============= =========== ================ + POISON FRUITS LOST CAUSES WRONGFUL RELEASE +++ ============= =========== ================ + + + + + +++++++++++++++++++++ + + + + (8A.) (8B.) (8C.) (8D.) ========== ========== ================= =============== RAZED LAND TRUTH TOLD HUNTING PRISONERS RIGHT OF COMBAT ========== ========== ================= =============== + + + + (9A.) (9B.) (9C.) (9D.) ===== =============== ================= ========= ALONE DEMON'S SATCHEL CONVICTED FRIENDS AFFLICTED ===== =============== ================= ========= + + + + (10A) + (10B) (10C) =========== + ============== ================ RETRIBUTION + SEIZED CAPITAL SERVING DARKNESS =========== + ============== ================ + + + + (11A) + (11B) (11C) ===== + ================= ================ IRONY ++++++++++++++++++++++ HIDDEN CORRUPTION CHANNELED ENERGY ===== ================= ================ + + + (12.) + + ====== + + FINALE +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ====== +++++++++++++++ 1. EYARA'S LOSS +++++++++++++++ Living a life alone for so long, Eyara sometimes felt she wasn't whole. ...But she was also at peace with herself and the world. As Eyara walked through the overgrown marsh, she glimpsed blood upon a leaf, and saw a trail of blood leading into the dense foliage. She followed the red drips to a huge ape that was clearly the result of sorcery. Though injured, it charged! OPPONENT(S): Mongo ARENA: Venomous Swamp STIPULATIONS: Defeat All. NEXT CHAPTER(S): Eden Lost ++++++++++++ 2. EDEN LOST ++++++++++++ Eyara left her secluded swamp to learn why this enchanted Mongo had left his home in the Forgotten Ruins. She entered the area, finding berries that matched those that stained Mongo's fur. She was about to put a berry in her mouth when Forestsong vibrated violently... It was poisonous! The sweet berries should not be... but they were. Something had corrupted the... An undead haggard man approached Eyara; He cackled as he limped along, brandishing dark rusty daggers. OPPONENT(S): Stitch ARENA: The Forgotten Ruins STIPULATIONS: Defeat All. NEXT CHAPTER(S): Cursed Lands ++++++++++++++++ 3. CURSED LANDS ++++++++++++++++ It had been so long since Eyara had been with others, and she did not like it. She tried to move quickly, feeling all she passed stared at her disapprovingly. She belonged with nature, not here... not with these... people. Corath, the wizard warrior, greeted Eyara and promised to answer her question if she would show him her skill in combat. ...And so they fought. OPPONENT(S): Corath ARENA: Land of Desolation STIPULATIONS: Hit the enemy team 50 times before they do the same! NEXT CHAPTER(S): Borderlands or Disavow ++++++++++++++++ 4A. BORDERLANDS ++++++++++++++++ Eyara left Corath in the Land of Desolation and thought perhaps he was right, that Argos found some way to weaken the magic of the Far East. If so, she decided a direct confrontation would be unwise. She'd known nobility of Argos and though they had always been honest, their sense of justice was sometimes misplaced. She headed instead to the neutral highlander, Dagan of the clan Dolok, living in the Arctic Highlands of Skurlok. She found the clan all but gone, save for Dagan himself in the lost fortress. Dagan swung his axe at Eyara, proclaiming her the green witch! OPPONENT(S): Dagan ARENA: Lost Fortress of Skurlok STIPULATIONS: The enemy regenerate life! Play offensively top claim victory! NEXT CHAPTER(S): Buried Truth ++++++++++++ 4B. DISAVOW ++++++++++++ Eyara heard rumors that a man neither dead nor alive took refuge in the Underground Sewers south of Akrowla. She made her way to this mire pit and descended. She found the man she spared for the news of Corath, and now sought more information. Stitch backed up, but realizing he had no escape, attacked! OPPONENT(S): Stitch ARENA: Underground Sewers STIPULATIONS: Defeat All. NEXT CHAPTER(S): Apathy or Betrayal +++++++++++++++++ 5A. BURIED TRUTH +++++++++++++++++ As she traveled, Eyara recalled her childhood. She remembered sitting alone in a room, listening to an orphanage director. The man said there was no room for new children, much less a greenling... that her race was driven out long ago... He challenged, how could this child of the greenlings still be!? Eyara was un like any she'd ever seen herself since her village was razed... and the world always told her so. Her glazed eyes and green skin always drew attention. She entered the dungeon within the sewers, her nostrils flaring from the stench. She found Stitch, but he attacked her! OPPONENT(S): Stitch and 2 thugs ARENA: Underground Sewers STIPULATIONS: Defeat All. NEXT CHAPTER(S): Blind Leading or Argos +++++++++++ 5B. APATHY +++++++++++ Eyara hid amidst a freight shipment going to the old city of Rezz, and once there hastened to the icebound reefs of Shipwreck Waters. She encountered Magnus and steeping before him, staff held high, demanded he admit his involvement with Barbaria's cursed lands! Magnus said nothing, letting out a grunt, and raised his mighty blade! OPPONENT(S): Magnus and 3 thugs ARENA: Shipwreck Waters STIPULATIONS: NEXT CHAPTER(S): Impersonators +++++++++++++ 5C. BETRAYAL +++++++++++++ Seeking Princess Keela for advice about the corrupting forces afflicting Barbaria, Eyara worried that the last time she'd seen the princess she was much younger. Because her skin was green and eyes solid black, Keela had passed judgment that she was a witch and should be stoned to death. Eyara stayed clear for years, but she was only 14 years old. She must have grown older and more mature... or so Eyara thought. Keela upon sight drew her sword and attacked! OPPONENT(S): Keela and 3 thugs ARENA: Shorestone Castle STIPULATIONS: Defeat All. NEXT CHAPTER(S): Understanding ++++++++++++++++++ 6A. BLIND LEADING ++++++++++++++++++ The lonely Eyara walked silently through the night until she came upon a foreboding channel. She sought passage across with a fisherman, who declared Eyara a witch and fled. With little choice, Eyara borrowed his boat to reach Shipwreck Waters. Magnus, upon seeing her, took his mighty sword in hand and flew toward her! OPPONENT(S): Magnus ARENA: Shipwreck Waters STIPULATIONS: Defeat All. NEXT CHAPTER(S): Poisoned Fruits or Lost Causes ++++++++++ 6B. ARGOS ++++++++++ Eyara came to the capital of the Kingdom of Argos, Shorestone Castle. She remembered meeting once the spoiled Princess Keela, a girl so full of her self-righteous ways that she often judged others in error. Eyara was victim of such a judgment long ago, for Keela thought her a witch because her eyes were glazed and her skin was green. Eyara fled then from a stoning that could have killed her. This Keela was quick to judge. Eyara entered with caution, only to find the same judgmental Keela... Keela attacked Eyara, calling her a witch! OPPONENT(S): Keela and 3 thugs. ARENA: Shorestone Castle STIPULATIONS: Defeat All. NEXT CHAPTER(S): Blind Leading ++++++++++++++++++ 6C. IMPERSONATORS ++++++++++++++++++ As a child, Eyara was always insulted and made fun of. She was different than the other children of her orphanage. Her skin was green and here eyes were black. She was the last of her race, of the greenlings. She traveled across the foreboding channel and up into the Highlands of Skurlok where she sought a man she'd heard knew much of Argos. A broad shouldered strong warrior leapt from an icy ledge, identifying himself as Dagan of the clan Dolok... he instructed Eyara to defend herself. OPPONENT(S): Dagan and 1 thug ARENA: Lost Fortress of Skurlok STIPULATIONS: Defeat the invisible enemy to claim victory! NEXT CHAPTER(S): Wrongful Release ++++++++++++++++++ 6D. UNDERSTANDING ++++++++++++++++++ Disgusted with the arrogance of the royal family of Argos, Eyara sought the recluse in the Highlands of Skurlok. Eyara climbed through the glacial lands until she came upon the Lost Fortress of Skurlok, home to Dagan of the Clan Dolok. Dagan was in a foul mood and axe in hand assaulted Eyara. OPPONENT(S): Dagan ARENA: Lost Fortress of Skurlok STIPULATIONS: Defeat All. NEXT CHAPTER(S): Wrongful Release or Blind Leading ++++++++++++++++++++ 7A. POISONED FRUITS ++++++++++++++++++++ Eyara knew the assassin Phade many years ago, in an orphanage. Although much time had passed, she wondered if perhaps their old friendship might be enough to sway Phade to help her discover the wasting force spreading across the land. She journeyed to the Spider's Lair where she met Phade. Phade gave a genuine warm smile, and said that they should see who was the best now... Their test of skill began... OPPONENT(S): Phade ARENA: Spider's Lair STIPULATIONS: You have been poisoned! Defeat the enemy before you perish! NEXT CHAPTER(S): Razed Land ++++++++++++++++ 7B. LOST CAUSES ++++++++++++++++ Eyara felt the most talkative thieves were those in jail, and so she traveled to the Prisons of Akrowla. She found the ancient structure was abandoned. The foliage all around was black as coal and broke as dried brittle wood. There was no life, no birds, no animals, nothing... This area was dead. Eyara found the stream nearby was dry, It's bed covered in soot. She entered the prison, encountering a wild man who attacked maniacally! OPPONENT(S): 21 ARENA: Prisons of Akrowla STIPULATIONS: Defeat All NEXT CHAPTER(S): Truth Told +++++++++++++++++++++ 7C. WRONGFUL RELEASE +++++++++++++++++++++ Learning a false Keela was issuing orders within Argos worried Eyara. Perhaps she was behind the corrupting sorcery, she pondered. Eyara borrowed a sled from Dagan to hasten her trip down the slopes of Skurlok. She ran with the speed of a cheetah across the Skurlok steppes and along the shores of the dead sea until she reached the Prisons of Akrowla. Princess Keela saw her and ordered her aside, but Eyara knew Keela from her childhood and this was not she. Exposed, they fought! OPPONENT(S): Keela and 2 thugs ARENA: Prisons of Akrowla STIPULATIONS: Defeat All. NEXT CHAPTER(S): Hunting Prisoners or Right of Combat +++++++++++++++ 8A. RAZED LAND +++++++++++++++ Eyara's mind wandered as she headed to Akrowla. She was a little girl in the orphanage of Argos, comforting a new crying orphan, Phade. They were the same age, 8 years old. Phade mourned her parents' death. They burned alive in their home after it went up in flames from a faulty fireplace. There was little she could do, but she tried to help. She felt the pain, for her parents died from a fie as well. Eyara and Phade had different values, but they had been friends for many years. Eyara reached the ancient prison, and saw everything was black and dead... as if all had just evaporated from the land. Within, she encountered a big man who attacked on sight! OPPONENT(S): 21 and 2 thugs ARENA: Prisons of Akrowla STIPULATIONS: Defeat All. NEXT CHAPTER(S): Alone +++++++++++++++ 8B. TRUTH TOLD +++++++++++++++ Eyara marched into the Land of Desolation and confronted Corath, telling him that she knew he was behind the decay of the land. Corath smiled and told Eyara that she was right, but enough time now passed and she was too late. Another Corath entered view... Eyara prepared herself to combat both! OPPONENT(S): Corath and Corath ARENA: Land of Desolation STIPULATIONS: Defeat All. NEXT CHAPTER(S): Demon's Satchel ++++++++++++++++++++++ 8C. HUNTING PRISONERS ++++++++++++++++++++++ Eyara thought that is this prisoner called 21 was being hunted, the wrath of Barbaria would slay him long before he had a fair trial. If she found him first, perhaps he could be judged fairly. Just as Dagan said, 21 was hiding in the Forgotten Ruins. He looked terrified, confused, and lost... His long paused suggested to Eyara that his mind was conflicted, not knowing what to do. As she approached him, he went berserk and attacked. OPPONENT(S): 21 ARENA: The Forgotten Ruins STIPULATIONS: Defeat All. NEXT CHAPTER(S): Convicted Friends ++++++++++++++++++++ 8D. RIGHT OF COMBAT ++++++++++++++++++++ Eyara headed north along the shore to Shorestone Castle, capital of the Kingdom of Argos. She met with Princess Keela, and Keela told Eyara she remembered her. Keela told the green woman that she was banished long ago from Argos. To return, Eyara would have to prove herself forgiven by right of combat! A huge warrior lumbered towards Eyara, calling himself 21. Keela explained that this escaped prisoner claims himself innocent as well. Whoever survives shall be declared free of charges in Argos! OPPONENT(S): 21 ARENA: Shorestone Castle STIPULATIONS: Win consecutive rounds against the enemy! Your life will not regenerate between rounds! NEXT CHAPTER(S): Afflicted ++++++++++ 9A. ALONE ++++++++++ After studying the Pillar of Corruption's runes, Eyara knew they formed a link to Naraka through the Lower Darklands. She arrived in the hellish region of volcanic geysers and molten rock, and sat for a moment. She gazed upon a bush that just caught fire... and remembered her village aflame. Carried out by her father, she was rescued... but died from the smoke and heat. Her mother never even made it out of the burning building. The raiders rode throughout the inferno, killing everyone but Eyara... She hid in a bush and somehow they did not find her... Shaking her head and wiping the tears from her eyes, Eyara saw the demon Jinn sitting across from her grinning... Enrage, Eyara attacked. OPPONENT(S): Jinn ARENA: Lower Darklands STIPULATIONS: The enemy regenerates life! Play offensively to claim victory! NEXT CHAPTER(S): Retribution ++++++++++++++++++++ 9B. DEMON'S SATCHEL ++++++++++++++++++++ Knowing Corath had a demon's satchel, she knew a minion of the Narakan Hells must serve him. She wasted no time and made way to the Lower Darklands, the most likely place for a demon to reside in the mortal world. There, she found Jinn, the demon Corath had summoned. Jinn's eyes were pitch and her skin ebony black with fire flickering about her body. Jinn, was the antithesis of Eyara, nature's guardian versus nature's destroyer! OPPONENT(S): Jinn ARENA: Lower Darklands STIPULATIONS: Your enemy is very strong! Beware! NEXT CHAPTER(S): Irony ++++++++++++++++++++++ 9C. CONVICTED FRIENDS ++++++++++++++++++++++ Long ago, Eyara spent many years with Phade. As children they attended the same orphanage, both losing their parents at 8 years old. Her memories troubled her, but Eyara always used the loss of her family as motivation to strive for better things. In some way, she thought they watched over her... from beyond the grave. She met with Phade, whom she saw immediately was an imposter. Without pause, they drew weapons! OPPONENT(S): Phade and 4 thugs ARENA: Spider's Lair STIPULATIONS: Defeat All. NEXT CHAPTER(S): Seized Capital ++++++++++++++ 9D. AFFLICTED ++++++++++++++ As Eyara traveled to the far away Eastern Shores of the Cordene Sea, she stopped to rest at The Forgotten Ruins north of her home in the Venomous Swamp. From behind and assassin leapt to surprise Eyara. It was another impersonator... this time of Phade. OPPONENT(S): Phade ARENA: The Forgotten Ruins STIPULATIONS: You have been poisoned! Defeat the enemy before you perish! NEXT CHAPTER(S): Serving Darkness +++++++++++++++++ 10A. RETRIBUTION +++++++++++++++++ Eyara wept over the horrible words spoken by the demon, Jinn. Were the beast's claims true? Was she responsible somehow for the slaughter of the greenling village and for its being burned to the ground? This wizard, Corath, summoned the demon and so he would know the truth... With determination, she rose and marched all the way into the Land of Desolation. Corath stood before her, his demon Jinn recalled at his side. Eyara attacked! OPPONENT(S): Corath, Jinn, and 1 thug ARENA: Land of Desolation STIPULATIONS: Defeat All. NEXT CHAPTER(S): Irony ++++++++++++++++++++ 10B. SEIZED CAPITAL ++++++++++++++++++++ Horrified that an assassin, even if not Phade, had the seal of Argos, Eyara ran without stop to Shorestone Castle. Panting as she entered, she nearly collapsed. Princess Keela was shackled on all fours at the feet of the wizard Corath. He snickered and arose to engage Eyara! OPPONENT(S): Corath ARENA: Shorestone Castle STIPULATIONS: Your enemy is very strong! Beware! NEXT CHAPTER(S): Hidden Corruption ++++++++++++++++++++++ 10C. SERVING DARKNESS ++++++++++++++++++++++ Eyara entered the Land of Desolation where she expected to meet the wizard Corath. Instead the dark skinned demon, Jinn, snarled and hissed. She warned Eyara to leave, else this would be the last day of her life. They joined battle! OPPONENT(S): Jinn and ARENA: Lower Darklands STIPULATIONS: Defeat All. NEXT CHAPTER(S): Channeled Energy +++++++++++ 11A. IRONY +++++++++++ Eyara returned to the Venomous Swamp, only to find a Pillar of Corruption had been erected in her grove. She saw a dark version of herself standing guard, a nemesis shade of Eyara! It was borne of the corrupting magic and Eyara's sorrows, made real by the pillar's twisted magic. OPPONENT(S): Eyara ARENA: Venomous Swamp STIPULATIONS: Destroy the Obelisk! NEXT CHAPTER(S): Finale +++++++++++++++++++++++ 11B. HIDDEN CORRUPTION +++++++++++++++++++++++ Eyara freed Princess Keela. Keela told Eyara that she overheard Corath direct the demon Jinn to go to the sewers where an object he called the Pillar of Corruption was to be. Eyara was very tired but this was no time to rest. She meditated for a moment and rose, just enough strength restored to push onward. She found the demon Jinn deep in the Underground Sewers defending a pillar that arced with electricity. Jinn's body glowed a purple hue as she approached Eyara and she attacked! OPPONENT(S): Jinn ARENA: Underground Sewers STIPULATIONS: Destroy the Obelisk! NEXT CHAPTER(S): Finale ++++++++++++++++++++++ 11C. CHANNELED ENERGY ++++++++++++++++++++++ Hearing the demon's threat of Corath and his master Zaugg destroying Barbaria, Eyara searched Corath's library for clues as to where he might be. She noticed a picture on his study wall of the beaches near the Lower Darklands. It was her best guess... and she went immediately there. She found Corath, covered in an aura of purple, guarding a Pillar that pulsed with electricity arcing about it. Corath stood, glowing as he was, and attacked. OPPONENT(S): Corath ARENA: Land of Desolation STIPULATIONS: Destroy the Obelisk! NEXT CHAPTER(S): Finale +++++++++++ 12. FINALE +++++++++++ Eyara saw the portal and knew that it led to where the land's stolen life energy went. She knew it led to the arch mage Zaugg. She readied herself, took a deep breath, and entered. She emerged atop a fortress built far out in the dead sea and saw a tremendous man made of stone. I looked at her. Eyara, you are alone in this world so why do you care for it so? You would not let it die... and so you must die... When the gods dare not challenge me, what naivety makes you think you can? Do you not know who I am? I am Zaugg!!! OPPONENT(S): Zaugg ARENA: ? STIPULATIONS: Defeat Zaugg! =========================== CORATH, APPRENTICE TO ZAUGG =========================== WEAPONS: Scimitar Sword and Platinum Gauntlet ------- COMBOS: ------- WEAK: Square, Square, Square. STRONG: Triangle, Triangle, Triangle. QUICK: Square, Triangle, Square, Square, Square. POPUP: Triangle, Square, Square, Square, Square. PUSHBACK: Triangle, Triangle, Square, Square. STUN: Triangle, Square, Triangle, Triangle, Triangle, Triangle. MAGIC: Square, Triangle, Triangle, Triangle, Triangle, Triangle. LEAK: Square, Square, Triangle, Triangle, Triangle. ------------- RUNE ATTACKS: ------------- COMBO RUNE ([]): "DAMAGE SHIELD." Corath will raise his Gauntlet up high and cast a swirling orange particle shield around his body. During this time, any attack made against Corath, blocked or not will result in reciprocated damage back to the attacker. Press the R2 Button to release the attack. THROW RUNE (U): "DAMAGE BONUS." Corath will clutch his fists and lean back and will draw power from the ground as singled by a yellow glow. During this time, Corath's attacks will become more powerful. Press the R2 Button to release the attack. OBJECT RUNE (X): Corath will raise his Gauntlet and strike the ground thereby producing a wall of flame in five directions around him which will juggle any opponent that is in mid-range around him. Also, this attack is good against one or multiple opponents as well as if you need to catch a little breather. That's a spicy mea-ta-ball! Press the R2 Button to release the attack. COUNTER RUNE (/\): Corath will let out a yellow sonic circular wave that will knock every enemy in the immediate vicinity on their behinds. This attack is great when you are being triple-teamed by three or more people at once. Press the R2 Button to release the attack. ++++++++++++++++ Corath's History ++++++++++++++++ (1) ============= DARK SERVANTS ============= + +++++++++++++++++++++ + + (2A.) (2B.) =========== ============= REVELATIONS ENEMY LEADERS =========== ============= + + + +++++++++++++++++++++ + + + (3A.) (3B.) (3C.) ========== ========== ================ SUBJUGATED HIRED HELP PHOPHECY BLOCKED ========== ========== ================ + + + + +++++++++++++++++++ + + + + + + + + (4A.) (4B.) (4C.) + (4D.) =============== ============= ============= + =============== DAGAN'S ASSAULT SMASHING FOES FOILED MURDER + ORDERED CAPTURE =============== ============= ============= + =============== + + + + + (5A.) (5B.) (5C.) + (5D.) ================= ================== =============== + ========= INTERRUPTED PLANS PRE-EMPTIVE STRIKE CAPTURED HEARTS +++ EXECUTION ================= ================== =============== ========= + + + + (6A.) + (6B.) (6C.) ================ + ========================= ================ RAGING INNOCENCE ++++++++ THE TAKING OF FORRESTSONG +<+ SACRIFICED MONGO ================ ========================= ================ + + +++++++++++++++++++++++ + + + + (7A.) (7B.) (7C.) ====================== ============== ============== LAST OF THE GREENLINGS TURNING UNDEAD KILLERS KILLED ====================== ============== ============== + + + (8A.) (8B.) (8C.) ===================== ============== ============ THERE CAN BE ONLY ONE VICTIM NO MORE DEAD ENEMIES ===================== ============== ============ + + + (9A.) (9B.) + ================= ============ + BLOODSONG'S CURSE TO BE A HERO (TO The Tap) ================= ============ + + (10A) (10B) ============== ================ PILLAR'S POWER UNDAUNTED UNDEAD ============== ================ + + (11.) + ======= + THE TAP ++++++++++++++++++ ======= + (12.) ====== FINALE ====== +++++++++++++++++ 1. DARK SERVANTS +++++++++++++++++ The apprentice to Zaugg, both a wizard and a warrior by training, finished his spell of summoning... The gates to the hells of Naraka were opened and the Demon Jinn was released to do his bidding... She appeared before Corath, , but as with all summoned demons they resist servitude... and they must be overpowered. He attacked the demon! OPPONENT(S): Jinn ARENA: Land of Desolation STIPULATIONS: Defeat All. NEXT CHAPTER(S): Revelations or Enemy Leaders ++++++++++++++++ 2A. REVELATIONS ++++++++++++++++ With Jinn to find access to the Pillar of Corruption, Corath teleported to Shipwreck Waters where he intended to employ the undead lord Magnus to do his work as well. Magnus was not interested in working for the wizard and so they fought! OPPONENT(S): Magnus ARENA: Shipwreck Waters STIPULATIONS: Hit they enemy team 50 times before they do the same! NEXT CHAPTER(S): Subjugated ++++++++++++++++++ 2B. ENEMY LEADERS ++++++++++++++++++ Corath journeyed to the Lower Darklands to see how the land fared nearest to hell's gate in these times of corruption... He was surprised to find Princess Keela there in wait... She attacked! OPPONENT(S): Keela and 2 thugs ARENA: Lower Darklands STIPULATIONS: Defeat All NEXT CHAPTER(S): Hired Help or Prophecy +++++++++++++++ 3A. SUBJUGATED +++++++++++++++ Never one to leave things to chance, Corath went to the Underground Sewers in search of Stitch. Corath knew Stitch was another undead with free will like Magnus, but he was weak minded and readily cowed into taking direction. He came upon the scared Stitch within the sewers and set to beat him into submission to do his will. OPPONENT(S): Stitch ARENA: Underground Sewers STIPULATIONS: The enemy regenerate life! Play offensively to claim victory! NEXT CHAPTER(S): Dagan's Assault or Smashing Foes +++++++++++++++ 3B. HIRED HELP +++++++++++++++ Corath journeyed to Phade in the Spider's Lair, intending to hire her. She told him that she worked for no one until they passed her test of combat... and so they fought! OPPONENT(S): Phade and 2 thugs ARENA: Spider's Lair STIPULATIONS: Defeat All. NEXT CHAPTER(S): Foiled Murder +++++++++++++++++++++ 3C. PROPHECY BLOCKED +++++++++++++++++++++ Knowing that prophecy foretold of a hero of Barbaria coming to stop Zaugg and all that served him, Corath had no interest in sitting idle to see if it was true. He journeyed to the Lost Fortress of Skurlok to confront Dagan of the Clan Dolok, one hero who might be the hero of prophecy... if he lived long enough to fulfill it. Corath attacked! OPPONENT(S): Dagan ARENA: Lost Fortress of Skurlok STIPULATIONS: Defeat All. NEXT CHAPTER(S): Captured Hearts or Ordered Capture ++++++++++++++++++++ 4A. DAGAN'S ASSAULT ++++++++++++++++++++ Corath had returned to his home in the Land of Desolation, but found no rest when a warrior barbarian clad in the skins and crude armor of the Skurlok Mountains met him. The warrior proclaimed himself Dagan of the Clan Dolok and then said to Corath, "You are dead!" OPPONENT(S): Dagan ARENA: Land of Desolation STIPULATIONS: Defeat All. NEXT CHAPTER(S): Interrupted Plans ++++++++++++++++++ 4B. SMASHING FOES ++++++++++++++++++ With Stitch and Magnus on the hunt for Corath's foes, Corath felt it was time to do some of his own killing... He journeyed to Shorestone Castle and confronted Princess Keela, now the ruler of his despised Kingdom of Argos! Arrogantly, he approached her, announced himself Corath, ruler of the Eastern Empire and enemy of Argos. With that he attacked! OPPONENT(S): Keela ARENA: Shorestone Castle STIPULATIONS: Defeat All. NEXT CHAPTER(S): Pre-Emptive Strike ++++++++++++++++++ 4C. FOILED MURDER ++++++++++++++++++ Phade failed her assignment and Corath decided to do it himself. He teleported to Dagan in the Lost Fortress of Skurlok and without a word attacked! OPPONENT(S): Dagan ARENA: Lost Fortress of Skurlok STIPULATIONS: Defeat All. NEXT CHAPTER(S): Captured Hearts ++++++++++++++++++++ 4D. ORDERED CAPTURE ++++++++++++++++++++ Under the Earth with the Underground Sewers, Corath found Stitch. Stitch was an undead with free will, but he was weak minded and readily cowed into taking direction. He came upon the scared Stitch within the sewers and set to vanquish him! OPPONENT(S): Stitch ARENA: Underground Sewers STIPULATIONS: Hit the enemy team 50 times before they do the same! NEXT CHAPTER(S): Execution ++++++++++++++++++++++ 5A. INTERRUPTED PLANS ++++++++++++++++++++++ Corath's demon, Jinn, told him that a Pillar of Corruption was soon to be placed in the Lower Darklands by Zaugg... and that Naraka was preparing to use it to channel its dark influence into the area. She told Corath that the magic force used to puncture the land bridged Naraka and the mortal world, as it drained life and magic from the land, the drained substance of Barbaria was filled by the evil nectar of Naraka... Its dark hellish negative energy... Corath journeyed and began to prepare for the pillar... so he could tap into it, but Princess Keela found him and proclaimed him an affront to Argos... She said her scouts had traveled undefended, and this was a mistake. She attacked the ruler of her opposing kingdom! OPPONENT(S): Keela and 3 thugs ARENA: Lower Darklands STIPULATIONS: Defeat All. NEXT CHAPTER(S): Raging Innocence ++++++++++++++++++++++ 5B. PRE-EMPTIVE STRIKE ++++++++++++++++++++++ Corath knew of the prophecy that was foretold to stop his master, the arch mage Zaugg and him in the process. He knew Dagan might be a hero as told in the prophecy, and so he found him in the Lost Fortress of Skurlok and fell upon him with violent rage! OPPONENT(S): Dagan ARENA: Lost Fortress of Skurlok STIPULATIONS: Defeat All. NEXT CHAPTER(S): Raging Innocence ++++++++++++++++++++ 5C. CAPTURED HEARTS ++++++++++++++++++++ Corath hunted Mongo, for he learned the beast's heart was intertwined with the lost relic Bloodsong. He cast a spell that caused the plants themselves to snare him long enough so Corath could wage battle with him. OPPONENT(S): Mongo ARENA: The Forgotten Ruins STIPULATIONS: The enemy regenerates life! Play offensively to claim victory! NEXT CHAPTER(S): The Taking of Forestsong ++++++++++++++ 5D. EXECUTION ++++++++++++++ Learning that an escaped prisoner from the Prisons of Akrowla was searching for Mongo as well, Corath intercepted him... While Stitch hunted the ape, Corath would terminate this interfering fool... He found him in the Forgotten Ruins and when asked why he hunted the ape, the hulking man just said he wanted a friend... Corath laughed and attacked him! OPPONENT(S): 21 ARENA: The Forgotten Ruins STIPULATIONS: Defeat All. NEXT CHAPTER(S): Sacrificed Mongo +++++++++++++++++++++ 6A. RAGING INNOCENCE +++++++++++++++++++++ Stitch had told Corath that he learned Mongo was a shape shifter, transformed by some rock he had eaten... or so said sources. Corath was entertained, for he wondered where Bloodsong had gone... He needed it to render himself immune to death, and it was one part of the relics of ascendancy. If he could find all of the relics, he could become a god and overcome his master Zaugg he thought... He traveled to the Forgotten Ruins to find Mongo, the mutant ape... Corath could sense powerful magic within Mongo... and wanting it, attacked him! OPPONENT(S): Mongo ARENA: Forgotten Ruins STIPULATIONS: Defeat All. NEXT CHAPTER(S): Last of the Greenlings or Turning Undead ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ 6B. THE TAKING OF FORRESTSONG ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Into the Venomous Swamp strode Corath, confident he'd find the greenling known as Eyara. She was the last of her kind, and Corath intended to render her race extinct this day. He had heard she possessed the relic Forestsong. He needed it, for with all of the relics of song he could create the song of life which was a critical component to casting the spell of divinity that would grant him eternal life... With it, he hoped he could defeat Zaugg and take from him his power! He found Eyara and they fought! OPPONENT(S): Eyara ARENA: Venomous Swamp STIPULATIONS: Defeat All. NEXT CHAPTER(S): Killers Wanted +++++++++++++++++++++ 6C. SACRIFICED MONGO +++++++++++++++++++++ Stitch had captured Mongo for Corath and took him to be held in the Prisons of Akrowla. Corath came to him and cast a spell to be the separation of the ancient relic from the ape's heart... he knew that the timing was delicate and he would have to take it from Mongo while he was still free and alive, and so he fought him! OPPONENT(S): Mongo ARENA: Prisons of Akrowla STIPULATIONS: The enemy is very strong! Beware! NEXT CHAPTER(S): The Taking of Forestsong +++++++++++++++++++++++++++ 7A. LAST OF THE GREENLINGS +++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Into the Venomous Swamp strode Corath, confident he'd find the greenling known as Eyara. She was the last of her kind, and Corath intended to render her race extinct this day. He had heard she possessed the relic Forestsong. He needed it, for with all of the relics of song he could create the song of life which was a critical component to casting the spell of divinity that would grant him eternal life... With it, he hoped he could defeat Zaugg and take from him his power! He found Eyara and they fought! OPPONENT(S): Eyara ARENA: Venomous Swamp STIPULATIONS: Defeat All. NEXT CHAPTER(S): There Can Be Only One +++++++++++++++++++ 7B. TURNING UNDEAD +++++++++++++++++++ During a report from Magnus, Corath was shocked to hear Magnus tell him that he refused to become the ruler of the combined empires of the west and the east... he told Corath that with Princess Keela slain, Argos had no ruler... and if he slew the Eastern Ruler, Corath, he would be able to unite the two factions before war tore Barbaria apart... Corath grinned and they joined Combat! OPPONENT(S): Magnus ARENA: Shipwreck Waters STIPULATIONS: Defeat All. NEXT CHAPTER(S): Victim No More +++++++++++++++++++ 7C. KILLERS WANTED +++++++++++++++++++ Corath had gone to the Spider's Lair in search of Phade. He had heard she sought the power of both his and Zaugg's magic. He was angered and decided it was time she was educated on such foolish desires... He found Phade, who looked indignant... Corath attacked the assassin! OPPONENT(S): Phade ARENA: Spider's Lair STIPULATIONS: You have been poisoned! Defeat the enemy before you perish! NEXT CHAPTER(S): Dead Enemies ++++++++++++++++++++++++++ 8A. THERE CAN BE ONLY ONE ++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Corath knew of a big man confined in the Prisons of Akrowla known only by his cell number, 21. He knew that he was one of the few children borne of the age of prophecy who had not been identified by the seers of Barbaria... Of course, his master Zaugg knew of him... ...and to ensure 21 fulfilled no destiny except death, Corath came to him within Akrowla to kill him! OPPONENT(S): 21 ARENA: Prisons of Akrowla STIPULATIONS: Defeat All. NEXT CHAPTER(S): Bloodsong's Curse +++++++++++++++++++ 8B. VICTIM NO MORE +++++++++++++++++++ Corath, angered by the defiant Magnus, went to check on Phade's progress. He had hired her to kill Dagan, his wife, and Keela some time ago, but had heard nothing. He was glad he'd employed Magnus and Stitch to do much the same work... making sure it would be done. Phade met him with hatred and said that her job was hers alone and she would not be toyed with by an untrusting employer... She attacked! OPPONENT(S): Phade ARENA: Spider's Lair STIPULATIONS: You have been poisoned! Defeat the enemy before you perish! NEXT CHAPTER(S): To Be A Hero +++++++++++++++++ 8C. DEAD ENEMIES +++++++++++++++++ Corath journeyed to Shorestone Castle to claim the throne as his own, for Keela was long dead and the realm knew it. When he arrived, however, he found Keela was alive! He left her dead... Keela, donning new armor, told Corath that her father saved her from death's door and her body was mended by an angel... Corath had never heard of such madness and set to kill her... again! OPPONENT(S): Keela and 2 thugs ARENA: Shorestone Castle STIPULATIONS: Defeat All. NEXT CHAPTER(S): The Tap ++++++++++++++++++++++ 9A. BLOODSONG'S CURSE ++++++++++++++++++++++ While collecting rare ingredients for his magic, Corath entered the Lost Fortress of Skurlok. Forestsong hummed and vibrated, telling Corath danger was near. He was surprised to see Mongo, for he had slain him and taken Bloodsong from his heart... though he thought it impossible, Corath gripped Bloodsong and charged the raised beast! OPPONENT(S): Mongo ARENA: Lost Fortress of Skurlok STIPULATIONS: Defeat All. NEXT CHAPTER(S): Pillar's Power +++++++++++++++++ 9B. TO BE A HERO +++++++++++++++++ Corath decide it was time to go to Shorestone Castle and declare himself ruler of the fallen Kingdom of Argos. He was surprised to find Stitch guarding the castle. He told Corath to leave, for he had given Keela his solemn word that he would slay both Magnus and he in exchange for acceptance into her kingdom as a citizen and hero... Corath laughed and said his citizenship would be short lived... OPPONENT(S): Stitch and 4 thugs ARENA: Shorestone Castle STIPULATIONS: Defeat All. NEXT CHAPTER(S): Undaunted Undead ++++++++++++++++++++ 10A. PILLAR'S POWER ++++++++++++++++++++ Corath had laid waste to all that opposed him and to those he considered threats to his ultimate wish to cast the Spell of Divinity... He had not yet found all of the relics of song that would give him the power of ascendancy... His time was running out, however, so he teleported to the Lower Darklands where the Pillar of Corruption was to appear finally... he began weaving his spells so that he would be ready to tap into its power... He had not finished when a clap of thunder echoed above and lava rose from the holes rose from the ground nearby... Geysers of fire burst upward from the ground and blew as torches into the sky some 30 feet... Rising from the ground were twisted forms of Dagan, Keela, and Eyara... They had come to stop him from the netherworld. OPPONENT(S): Dagan, Keela, and Eyara ARENA: Training Arena STIPULATIONS: Defeat All. NEXT CHAPTER(S): The Tap ++++++++++++++++++++++ 10B. UNDAUNTED UNDEAD ++++++++++++++++++++++ Corath teleported to the Lower Darklands where the Pillar of Corruption was to appear finally... He began weaving his spells so that he would be ready to tap into its power... He had not finished when a clap of thunder echoed above and lava rose from the holes rose from the ground nearby... Geysers of fire burst upward from the ground and blew as torches into the sky some 30 feet... Ghosts of the undead rose from the ground... It was Stitch and Magnus! OPPONENT(S): Stitch and Magnus ARENA: Lower Darklands STIPULATIONS: Defeat All. NEXT CHAPTER(S): The Tap ++++++++++++ 11. THE TAP ++++++++++++ Deep in the Lower Darklands, Corath was ready to tap into the magic of the Pillar of Corruption that was to arrive shortly... Geysers of fire burst from the ground, shooting over 50 feet into the sky... and as they lowered, molten rock poured from the holes they left behind... A purple haze filled the air and the smell of sulfur dominated the senses... He could hear the screams of anguishing souls, tormenting across the planes of hell and mortality... The Pillar rose from the Earth, electricity arcing in all directions as it did... the demon Jinn was there to help Corath, but she had changed... Twisted somehow by the Pillar, she was not bound it seemed and attacked him! OPPONENT(S): Jinn ARENA: Lower Darklands STIPULATIONS: Destroy the Obelisk! NEXT CHAPTER(S): Finale +++++++++++ 12. FINALE +++++++++++ Corath walked through the portal, finding himself before Zaugg. He looked upon me, his master, and told me that he would rather die now than continue to serve me... I bellowed laughter from my behemoth stone golem form. Corath, my apprentice, it is a shame your arrogance has brought you to this... suicide. Do you forget that the gods fear me? Do you think your magic tricks are enough to stop me? Corath, remember... I am Zaugg!!! OPPONENT(S): Zaugg ARENA: ? STIPULATIONS: Defeat Zaugg! ========================== MAGNUS, LORD OF THE UNDEAD ========================== WEAPONS: Two-Handed Rune Great Sword ------- COMBOS: ------- WEAK: Square, Square, Square. STRONG: Triangle, Triangle, Triangle. QUICK: Square, Triangle, Square, Square. POPUP: Triangle, Square, Triangle, Triangle. PUSHBACK: Triangle, Square, Square, Square, Square. STUN: Triangle, Triangle, Square, Square. MAGIC: Square, Triangle, Triangle, Triangle, Triangle, Triangle. LEAK: Square, Square, Triangle, Triangle. ------------- RUNE ATTACKS: ------------- COMBO RUNE ([]): "DAMAGE BONUS." Magnus will clutch his great sword tightly and pull in energy from the air. During this time, Magnus' sword will emit blue light rays and his attacks will become more powerful. Press the R2 Button to release the attack. THROW RUNE (U): "MANA DRAIN." Magnus will clutch his great sword tightly and pull in energy from the air. This time, however, he will be draining preciously magic energy from nearby opponents. This attack is good for those opponents who rely more on magic attacks than sword strikes so that they are unable to pull of rune attacks for a short while. Press the R2 Button to release the attack. OBJECT RUNE (X): Magnus will point his arm at the ground and will bring up debris from the ground that will vacuum up like a Hoover and juggle opponents up into the air like a cyclone. This attack is great for taking on several opponents at one time or when you want to reach out and juggle someone. Press the R2 Button to release attack. COUNTER RUNE (/\): Magnus will pull back his great sword in a thrust stance and spew out a continuous strain of cold ice from his great sword at one or multiple opponents. This attack has to be manually controlled to achieve maximum success. This attack is excellent for bringing an opponents' energy down real fast! Press the R2 Button to release the attack. ++++++++++++++++++++ Magnus, Free At Last ++++++++++++++++++++ (1) ============ FREE AT LAST ============ + ++++++++++++++++++ + + (2A.) (2B.) ============== ================= RETURNING HOME CONFRONTING ARGOS ============== ================= + + + ++++++++++++++++++++++ + + + (3A.) (3B.) (3C.) =============== ============== =================== FATHER'S MEMORY PHADE'S ADVICE SEARCHING FOR KEELA =============== ============== =================== + + + + + + ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ + + + + + + + (4A.) (4B.) (4C.) (4D.) =============== =============== ================ ============= PHADE'S BIDDING ENSLAVED MOTHER EMPLOYING STITCH +<+ NEW DIRECTION =============== =============== ================ + ============= + + + + + (5A.) (5B.) (5C.) + (5D.) ================= ==================== ================= + ================ NO HEROES ALLOWED GUIDING HAND CUT OFF DEATH TO THE GOOD <+ DEFENDER'S FOLLY ================= ==================== ================= ================ + + + + (6A.) + (6B.) (6C.) =============== + ============== =========== OF FORREST SONG ++++++++++++++ HELPING STITCH TRAP SPRUNG =============== ============== =========== + + + +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ + + + + + + (7A.) (7B.) (7C.) (7D.) ============== ============= ================= ================= SONGS OF BLOOD ARGOSIAN HERO TAKING FORESTSONG STITCH'S BETRAYAL ============== ============= ================= ================= + + + + + (8A.) (8B.) (9C.) + (9D.) ============== =========== =================== + ================ ARGOSIAN UNEAD BLOODY SONG RECLAIMED BLOODSONG +<+ UNINVITED GUESTS ============== =========== =================== ================ + + + + (10A) + + (10B) ============ + + ====== JUDGED JUDGE +++++++++++++++++ + HUNTED ============ + ====== + + + (11.) + + ============= + + DEMON'S DEATH +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ (TO Demon's Death) ============= + (12.) =============== FOUL APPRENTICE =============== + (13.) ====== FINALE ====== ++++++++++++++++ 1. FREE AT LAST ++++++++++++++++ Magnus' rest was disturbed by the nimble demo Jinn as she poke him with her taloned finger. She purred as she told Magnus his long slumber was over. She spoke of the end of the world, that the time of corruption was upon the mortal world. She exclaimed that the prophecy had finally come to Barbaria! Magnus seemed uninterested, swatting at her hand like an annoying fly. Jinn, angered, struck Magnus... and they fought! OPPONENT(S): Jinn ARENA: Shipwreck Waters STIPULATIONS: Defeat All. NEXT CHAPTER(S): Returning Home or Confronting Argos +++++++++++++++++++ 2A. RETURNING HOME +++++++++++++++++++ Magnus returned to his old kingdom in the east, and saw its lord and ruler, the wizard warrior Corath. Corath told him that he must prove that he was still worthy of the kingdom in combat... and so the test of mettle was begun! OPPONENT(S): Corath ARENA: Land of Desolation STIPULATIONS: Hit the enemy 50 times before they do the same! NEXT CHAPTER(S): Father's Memory ++++++++++++++++++++++ 2B. CONFRONTING ARGOS ++++++++++++++++++++++ Magnus had been trapped for nearly a decade near his crashed ship by some kind of curse for slaying the king of Argos. He had lived the life of a sea captain, once commanding a fleet of vessels in the name of the Overlord Zaugg in the Eastern Kingdom of Cordene. He should have died many times in combat, but the relic Bloodsong hanging from his leather strap about his neck always healed him from the brink of death... Somehow, it fell from his neck in battle against the Argosian King as they exchanged death blows... and he was caught between life and death... and undead with free will... but he was bound to the ship he died upon by some otherworldly curse... Free now, by a power he did not know, Magnus journeyed to Argos to confront the daughter of its fallen king, Princess Keela! He found her and attacked, demanding she give him Bloodsong! OPPONENT(S): Keela and 1 thugs ARENA: Shorestone Castle STIPULATIONS: Defeat All. NEXT CHAPTER(S): Phade's Advice or Searching for Stitch ++++++++++++++++++++ 3A. FATHER'S MEMORY ++++++++++++++++++++ Magnus felt important, known for his power to command the undead to do his bidding and for being commander of the Eastern Naives. He remembered his father, drafted into the armies of Argos long ago, and his being left alone in battle after his platoon was ordered to attack an unbeatable force commanded by the now disbanded Caspian Legionnaires. Argos sent his father to his death knowingly... they said it was for strategic necessity. Magnus always wondered why his necessity to have a father mattered nothing to Argos? What about his father's need to live? Magnus remembered a girl, Phade was her name, that he'd met after she'd run away from her orphanage. She was training then to become an assassin, and she was quite renown now. Thought she might offer him advice on how to best hurt Argos... When he found Phade, she demanded he prove himself worthy of her guidance... and so they fought! OPPONENT(S): Phade ARENA: Spider's Lair STIPULATIONS: You have been poisoned! Defeat the enemy before you perish! NEXT CHAPTER(S): Phade's Bidding or Enslaved Mother or Employing Stitch +++++++++++++++++++ 3B. PHADE'S ADVICE +++++++++++++++++++ Magnus was enraged that some force, Keela's father!?, had saved her from her rightful death! He went to the Spider's Lair to find Phade, a master assassin, to see if she could tell him how to end Keela's life when she was so protected... Phade told Magnus that he would have to prove himself worthy before she would share such secrets... A test of combat ensued... OPPONENT(S): Phade ARENA: Spider's Lair STIPULATIONS: You have been poisoned! Defeat the enemy before how perish! NEXT CHAPTER(S): Employing Stitch ++++++++++++++++++++++++ 3C. SEARCHING FOR KEELA ++++++++++++++++++++++++ Angered that Keela escaped, Magnus hunted her... He thought perhaps she fled to an old alley, Dagan, high up in the Lost Fortress of Skurlok. When he arrived, he found Stitch, an undead with free will... Magnus possessed the innate ability to command the undead to do his bidding, but Stitch was somehow unaffected... He had his own free will although he was a living dead. Stitch attacked Magnus! OPPONENT(S): Stitch ARENA: Lost Fortress of Skurlok STIPULATIONS: Defeat All. NEXT CHAPTER(S): New Direction ++++++++++++++++++++ 4A. PHADE'S BIDDING ++++++++++++++++++++ Magnus traveled to the glacial lands of Skurlok where he found Dagan of the Clan Dolok. Phade wanted Dagan slain to fulfill one of her assassinations and Magnus wanted him dead because he knew Dagan had cut the hand from his mother years ago. Dagan saw him, ignorant of Magnus' goals, and asked what brought this nautical dead to his lost fortress? Magnus raged that he was the axe man!!! OPPONENT(S): Dagan ARENA: Lost Fortress of Skurlok STIPULATIONS: Defeat All. NEXT CHAPTER(S): No Heroes Allowed ++++++++++++++++++++ 4B. ENSLAVED MOTHER ++++++++++++++++++++ Memories flooded Magnus. He remembered his mother was left to fend for herself and he him as a little boy after his father died. She stole food and sold everything she could to make money... She was looked down on, but she did what she had to do. She worked day and night for anyone who could pay her with money, food, or shelter. One day she was caught and the Skurlokian barbarian Dagan cut her hand off, saying she would steal no more... She was taken to the Prisons of Akrowla where she was to live out the rest of her days... Magnus remembered that he went there as a child to find his mother and saw guards beating her, and a big man in cell number 21 just watched... He went to find the indifferent man from cell 21... He wanted justice! He found him within Akrowla and attacked! OPPONENT(S): 21 ARENA: Prisons of Akrowla STIPULATIONS: Defeat All. NEXT CHAPTER(S): Guiding Hand Cut Off +++++++++++++++++++++ 4C. EMPLOYING STITCH +++++++++++++++++++++ Magnus heeded Phade's advice and found Stitch in the Underground Sewers. Stitch seemed insane to Magnus, but he was undead and of free will... like him. Magnus set to subdue Stitch so that he would do his bidding. They fought! OPPONENT(S): Stitch ARENA: Underground Sewers STIPULATIONS: Hit the enemy team 50 times before they do the same! NEXT CHAPTER(S): Death to the Good ++++++++++++++++++ 4D. NEW DIRECTION ++++++++++++++++++ Magnus found Phade deep within her dark cavernous lair and told her Stitch served her will no longer. Phade answered with assault! OPPONENT(S): Phade ARENA: Underground Sewers STIPULATIONS: Defeat All. NEXT CHAPTER(S): Death to the Good or Defender's Folly ++++++++++++++++++++++ 5A. NO HEROES ALLOWED ++++++++++++++++++++++ Memories flooded Magnus. He remembered his mother was left to fend for herself and he him as a little boy after his father died. She stole food and sold everything she could to make money... She was looked down on, but she did what she had to do. She worked day and night for anyone who could pay her with money, food, or shelter. One day she was caught and the Skurlokian barbarian Dagan cut her hand off, saying she would steal no more... She was taken to the Prisons of Akrowla where she was to live out the rest of her days... Magnus remembered that he went there as a child to find his mother and saw guards beating her, and a big man in cell number 21 just watched... He went to find the indifferent man from cell 21... He wanted justice! He found him within Akrowla and attacked! OPPONENT(S): 21 and 2 thugs ARENA: Prisons of Akrowla STIPULATIONS: Defeat All. NEXT CHAPTER(S): Of Forest Songs +++++++++++++++++++++++++ 5B. GUIDING HAND CUT OFF +++++++++++++++++++++++++ Magnus had ended 21's life for not helping his mother and now he sought to end the life of Dagan, the barbarian of the glacial lands of Skurlok who cut her hand off for stealing bread... He found him and beset him in rage! OPPONENT(S): Dagan ARENA: Lost Fortress of Skurlok STIPULATIONS: Defeat All. NEXT CHAPTER(S): Of Forrest Songs ++++++++++++++++++++++ 5C. DEATH TO THE GOOD ++++++++++++++++++++++ Magnus traveled to the glacial lands of Skurlok where he found Dagan of the Clan Dolok. Dagan saw him, and asked what brought this nautical dead to his lost fortress? Magnus raged that he was the axe man!!! OPPONENT(S): Dagan ARENA: Lost Fortress of Skurlok STIPULATIONS: Defeat All. NEXT CHAPTER(S): Helping Stitch +++++++++++++++++++++ 5D. DEFENDER'S FOLLY +++++++++++++++++++++ Magnus thought this Phade sent him on a trap mission, and so learned all he could of the green ling named Eyara before he went to her. As he entered her home in the Venomous Swamp, he told her that she possessed Forestsong and that he would have it! They battled! OPPONENT(S): Eyara ARENA: Venomous Swamp STIPULATIONS: The enemy regenerates life! Play offensively to claim victory! NEXT CHAPTER(S): Trap Sprung ++++++++++++++++++++ 6A. OF FOREST SONGS ++++++++++++++++++++ Magnus traveled deep into the Venomous Swamp, navigating its dense foliage. He came upon the green woman, last of the greenlings, and he told her he had come for Forestsong, the relic of warning and protection... Eyara turned to him and asked how he knew of it... Magnus offered no more cordial words and attacked! OPPONENT(S): Eyara ARENA: Venomous Swamp STIPULATIONS: Defeat All. NEXT CHAPTER(S): Songs of Blood or Argosian Hero +++++++++++++++++++ 6B. HELPING STITCH +++++++++++++++++++ Stitch returned and begged forgiveness, for he had failed to defeat the hulking man in cell number 21 within Akrowla as he knew Magnus wished done. Magnus told him to instead find where a greenling named Eyara lived... while he dealt with this 21 himself. He found 21, just as Stitch had within the Prisons of Akrowla, and they waged battle... OPPONENT(S): 21 and 2 thugs ARENA: Prisons of Akrowla STIPULATIONS: Defeat All. NEXT CHAPTER(S): Taking Forestsong ++++++++++++++++ 6C. TRAP SPRUNG ++++++++++++++++ Magnus traveled to the north where he had heard Mongo might be, an ape he was told possessed Magnus' lost Bloodsong... He found no one in the Forgotten Ruins and sat... Forestsong buzzed and grew warm, alerting Magnus of danger. From the bushes leapt Dagan... Dagan had been hunting Magnus for quite some time and finally had his opportunity to strike. Due to Forestsong's warning, Magnus was not taken by surprise and was ready for combat. He attacked Dagan! OPPONENT(S): Dagan ARENA: The Forgotten Ruins STIPULATIONS: Defeat All. NEXT CHAPTER(S): Stitch's Betrayal +++++++++++++++++++ 7A. SONGS OF BLOOD +++++++++++++++++++ Magnus found Mongo the ape that swallowed his Bloodsong after he'd lost in his fated battle against the King of Argos. Mongo lived within the Forgotten Ruins, and Magnus was determined to make it his burial ground. Magnus could feel Bloodsong as he neared the ape. It seemed to touch his soul... All of his nerves tingled... Magnus wasted no time and beset Mongo with his huge sword! OPPONENT(S): Mongo ARENA: The Forgotten Ruins STIPULATIONS: The enemy regenerates life! Play offensively to claim victory! NEXT CHAPTER(S): Argosian Undead ++++++++++++++++++ 7B. ARGOSIAN HERO ++++++++++++++++++ Magnus had heard a fellow undead lived in the Underground Sewers, and what was more interesting to Magnus was that this man was said to have free will just like Magnus did. Magnus thought such an undead man would be a great ally, and so he went to the sewers to find him. He wondered if he might help him slay Keela. When he arrived, he was attacked outright! OPPONENT(S): Stitch ARENA: Underground Sewers STIPULATIONS: Defeat All. NEXT CHAPTER(S): Bloody Song ++++++++++++++++++++++ 7C. TAKING FORESTSONG ++++++++++++++++++++++ Stitch cam to Magnus and told him that he'd heard of a witch called Eyara that possessed a stone relic called Forestsong. He guided Magnus to her deep within the Venomous Swamp, navigating its dense foliage. Magnus came upon the green woman, last of the greenlings, and he told her he had come for Forestsong, the relic of warning and protection... Eyara turned to him and asked how he knew of it... Magnus offered no more cordial words and attacked! OPPONENT(S): Eyara ARENA: Venomous Swamp STIPULATIONS: The enemy regenerates life! Play offensively to claim victory! NEXT CHAPTER(S): Reclaimed Bloodsong ++++++++++++++++++++++ 7D. STITCH'S BETRAYAL ++++++++++++++++++++++ Magnus hastened to Akrowla, where he intended to rescue his servant Stitch. He thought this Stitch would become a good ally and felt confident being rescued would seal his loyalty. He entered the prison, slaying several guards as he did. He came upon Stitch and released the door only to end up in battle! He was shocked to find Stitch attacked him! OPPONENT(S): Stitch ARENA: Prisons of Akrowla STIPULATIONS: Defeat All. NEXT CHAPTER(S): Uninvited Guests ++++++++++++++++++++ 8A. ARGOSIAN UNDEAD ++++++++++++++++++++ Magnus had heard a fellow undead lived in the Underground Sewers, and what was more interesting to Magnus was that this man was said to have free will just like Magnus did. Magnus thought such an undead man would be a great ally, and so he went to the sewers to find him. He wondered if he might help him slay Keela. When he arrived, he was attacked outright! OPPONENT(S): Stitch and 3 thugs ARENA: Underground Sewers STIPULATIONS: Defeat All. NEXT CHAPTER(S): Judged Judge ++++++++++++++++ 8B. BLOODY SONG ++++++++++++++++ Magnus found Mongo the ape that swallowed his Bloodsong after he'd lost in his fated battle against the King of Argos. Mongo lived within the Forgotten Ruins, and Magnus was determined to make it his burial ground. Magnus could feel Bloodsong as he neared the ape. It seemed to touch his soul... All of his nerves tingled... Magnus wasted no time and beset Mongo with his huge sword! OPPONENT(S): Mongo ARENA: The Forgotten Ruins STIPULATIONS: Your enemy is very strong! Beware! NEXT CHAPTER(S): Judged Judge ++++++++++++++++++++++++ 8C. RECLAIMED BLOODSONG ++++++++++++++++++++++++ Magnus found Mongo the ape that swallowed his Bloodsong after he'd lost in his fated battle against the King of Argos. Mongo lived within the Forgotten Ruins, and Magnus was determined to make it his burial ground. Magnus could feel Bloodsong as he neared the ape. It seemed to touch his soul... All of his nerves tingled... Magnus wasted no time and beset Mongo with his huge sword! OPPONENT(S): Mongo ARENA: The Forgotten Ruins STIPULATIONS: Your enemy is very strong! Beware! NEXT CHAPTER(S): Demon's Death ++++++++++++++++++++ 8D. UNIVITED GUESTS ++++++++++++++++++++ Magnus knew he was being hunted and he must find a place to make his new home within until things settled. He had slain Phade, and thought perhaps her Spider's Lair would be a new haven for the moment to rest. He went there only to find the hulking man called 21... Magnus raged, for this was a man who could have helped his mother long ago when she was imprisoned but did nothing... He attacked! OPPONENT(S): 21 ARENA: Spider's Lair STIPULATIONS: Defeat All. NEXT CHAPTER(S): Hunted +++++++++++++++++ 9A. JUDGED JUDGE +++++++++++++++++ Everywhere Magnus went there was more violence and killing... He did not mind it, but he thought there was no rest for him. He felt this violence was all because of Argos' constant meddling in the lives of innocent people. He decided it was time, now that he had both Forestsong and Bloodsong, to kill Keela in the name of justice! He attacked Keela in the capital of Argos, Shorestone Castle! OPPONENT(S): Keela and 2 thugs ARENA: Shorestone Castle STIPULATIONS: Defeat All. NEXT CHAPTER(S): Demon's Death +++++++++++ 9B. HUNTED +++++++++++ Everywhere Magnus went there was more violence and killing... He did not mind it, but he thought there was no rest for him. He decided to return home after all, to Shipwreck Waters. He was surprised to find Princess Keela there herself... with Bloodsong in his possession, he could finally strike her down he thought! They fought! OPPONENT(S): Keela and 3 thugs ARENA: Shipwreck Waters STIPULATIONS: Defeat All. NEXT CHAPTER(S): Demon's Death +++++++++++++++++ 10. DEMON'S DEATH +++++++++++++++++ Feeling powerful and successful, Magnus set out to the Lower Darklands to find the demon Jinn to finish the demon that awoke him from death... He found her deep within the volcanic region and asked who he served? Magnus knew demons existed only in the mortal world when bound to a summoner. Jinn said unless defeated, she could tell him no information of her master... they joined battle! OPPONENT(S): Jinn and 4 thugs ARENA: Lower Darklands STIPULATIONS: Defeat All. NEXT CHAPTER(S): Foul Apprentice ++++++++++++++++++++ 11. FOUL APPRENTICE ++++++++++++++++++++ Finding Corath within the Land of Desolation, Magnus was surprised to see a light purple aura glowed around his body... this was an odd magic thought Magnus... Near Corath stood a Pillar of Magic, lightning arcing all around it. Corath rose and told Magnus that his quest was over, that he had come upon the all powerful Corath! OPPONENT(S): Corath ARENA: Lower Darklands STIPULATIONS: Destroy the Obelisk! NEXT CHAPTER(S): Finale +++++++++++ 12. FINALE +++++++++++ Magnus entered the portal and found himself in another place, far atop an island standing on a stone bridge. He saw a stone golem, a huge man made of stone. The golem turned its head to Magnus and spoke. You have done well, Magnus, to come so far to find me. It is a shame that your arrogance has led you to think you could stop me... The gods fear me, Magnus... Why don't you tremble before me? Do you know who I am? I am Zaugg! OPPONENT(S): Zaugg ARENA: ? STIPULATIONS: Defeat Zaugg! =========================== STITCH, EXPERIMENT OF ZAUGG =========================== WEAPONS: Baselard Dagger (x2) ------- COMBOS: ------- WEAK: Square, Square, Square. STRONG: Triangle, Triangle, Triangle. QUICK: Square, Square, Triangle, Triangle. POPUP: Square, Triangle, Triangle, Triangle, Triangle. PUSHBACK: Triangle, Triangle, Square, Square. STUN: Triangle, Square, Triangle, Triangle, Triangle, Triangle. MAGIC: Square, Triangle, Square, Square. LEAK: Triangle, Square, Square, Square, Square. ------------- RUNE ATTACKS: ------------- COMBO RUNE ([]): "DAMAGE BONUS." Stitch will arch his back and will emit a green wave on energy from his chest and then his daggers will start to glow a bright green. During this time, Stitch's attacks will become more powerful and deadly. Press the R2 Button to release the attack. THROW RUNE (U): Stitch will yet again arch his back into the air and will send a barrage of rusty daggers from his chest high into the air. The daggers will lose air from the launch and will begin dropping down all around him. This attack is best used against multiple enemies or to juggle any unsuspecting enemy for they will get taken into the air by the dagger and will also get sliced on the way back down. This is one of the coolest looking attacks in the game. Press the R2 Button to release the attack. OBJECT RUNE (X): Stitch will immediately begin to spin like a top with his arms stretched straight out and his blades glowing green at a dizzying speed. This attack is great to unleash on any unsuspecting attacker and the attacker can be juggled multiple times into the air when controlled manually. Press the R2 Button to release the attack. COUNTER RUNE (/\): This attack is the least impressive of the four Rune Attacks. Stitch will spin like a ballerina and will shoot out a short range of daggers in a circular pattern. This attack is best used when being ganged up on by multiple opponents. Press the R2 Button to release the attack. +++++++++++++++++ Stitch's Eternity +++++++++++++++++ (1) ========= AFTERLIFE ========= + +++++++++++++++++++++ + + (2A.) (2B.) ====== ================ FEALTY DEATH DO US PART ====== ================ + + +++++++++++++++++++++ + + + + (3A.) (3B.) (3C.) ================== ================= ======= FINISH PHADE'S JOB DENIED LEADERSHIP HATEFUL ================== ================= ======= + + + + + ++++++++++++++++++++++++ + + + + (4A.) (4B.) (4C.) (4D.) ================= ============= ================== ====== TAKE NO PRISONERS REST IN PEACE REGRETTIBLE MURDER GAMBIT ================= ============= ================== ====== + + + + ++++++++++++++++++++++ + + + + + + + + (5A.) (5B.) + (5C.) (5D.) ================= ================ + ================== ========== KILL THE ASSASSIN SHARED LONIELESS +++ TO BE OR NOT TO BE INDECISION ================= ================ ================== ========== + + + + (6A.) (6B.) (6C.) + =========== =========== ======= (TO Hating Life NOBLE DEATH HATING LIFE UNDYING I, Revenant) =========== =========== ======= + + + + ++++++ +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ + + + + + (7A.) (7B.) (7C.) (7D.) (7E.) ========= ================ ================== =========== ============ GOING APE SELF-DESTRUCTIVE +<+ TO ASK FORGIVENESS +<+ I, REVENANT SELF TORMENT ========= ================ ================== =========== ============ + + + + (8A.) + (8B.) (8C.) ============= + ============ ============== SPITE OF LIFE + DAMNING LORD FAINT MEMORIES ============= + ============ ============== + + + + (9A.) + + + ============= + + + OPPOSING HELL +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ============= + (10.) ============ SLAVER SLAIN ============ + (11.) ====== FINALE ====== +++++++++++++ 1. AFTERLIFE +++++++++++++ Magnus stood before Stitch, his ghostly form shimmering in the torchlight deep below the ground in the Underground Sewers. His huge sword raised, he commanded Stitch to serve him... Magnus was lord of the undead and although Stitch had free will, he existed between the world of life and death... neither world took his accursed soul. Magnus proclaimed Stitch, therefore, was undead and should serve him... Stitch's mind was twisted and he knew nothing of why he was what he was, but he did not intend to serve the undead lord... He attacked! OPPONENT(S): Magnus ARENA: Underground Sewers STIPULATIONS: Defeat All. NEXT CHAPTER(S): Fealty or Death Do Us Part +++++++++++ 2A. FEALTY +++++++++++ Stitch sought Magnus, lord of the undead, hoping to learn more of his true designs on Barbaria. When he found him, the undead ruler told him to prove his worthiness to be present with his fallen majesty. OPPONENT(S): Magnus ARENA: Shipwreck Waters STIPULATIONS: Hit the enemy team 50 times before they do the same! NEXT CHAPTER(S): Finish Phade's Job or Denied Leadership +++++++++++++++++++++ 2B. DEATH DO US PART +++++++++++++++++++++ Stitch wondered where he should go and what he should do... His memory of a past was faint, sometimes he could recall people and places... but he could not place when he had been there or how he knew them. It was as if his memory was ripped from him, suffering a life long amnesia...... but in pieces, he could remember... He thought of Phade, an assassin in the Spider's Lair... He went there only to find her cold heart armed to kill him! OPPONENT(S): Phade ARENA: Spider's Lair STIPULATIONS: Defeat All. NEXT CHAPTER(S): Hateful ++++++++++++++++++++++ 3A. FINISH PHADE'S JOB ++++++++++++++++++++++ Heeding his new lord, Stitch went to the Lost Fortress of Skurlok where he found Dagan of the Clan Dolok. Apparently Phade, an assassin hired to slay Dagan and his wife, had failed to finish the job. She only terminated his wife... Stitch came to end Dagan's life as well... OPPONENT(S): Dagan ARENA: Lost Fortress of Skurlok STIPULATIONS: Defeat All. NEXT CHAPTER(S): Take No Prisoners ++++++++++++++++++++++ 3B. DENIED LEADERSHIP ++++++++++++++++++++++ Stitch heard the "Quest" as described by Magnus. He thought it sounded more like an excuse to kill everyone who opposed him. Stitch, instead, went to Princess Keela of Argos and thought to tell her of what he learned. Keela was not so pleased to behold the foul Stitch in her court, but she agreed to hear his tale. She said if he proved worthy in combat, she would give him a noble pardon for his past actions and a position with Argos. OPPONENT(S): Keela ARENA: Shorestone Castle STIPULATIONS: The enemy regenerates life! Play offensively to claim victory! NEXT CHAPTER(S): Rest In Peace ++++++++++++ 3C. HATEFUL ++++++++++++ Troubled by Phade apparently knowing him, Stitch sought the man by the name of Dagan. He found him high up in the Glacial Peaks of Skurlok in the Lost Fortress. Dagan of the Clan Dolok when asked of Phade screamed for revenge and assaulted Stitch! OPPONENT(S): Dagan ARENA: Lost Fortress of Skurlok STIPULATIONS: Defeat All. NEXT CHAPTER(S): Regrettable Murder or Gambit ++++++++++++++++++++++ 4A. TAKE NO PRISONERS ++++++++++++++++++++++ Stitch had assassinated Dagan per Magnus' command. Now he was to find and slay the man in cell number 21 within the Prisons of Akrowla. Stitch thought how hard could it be to slay an imprisoned man? As he opened the cell door, he was surprised to see how strong and big the inmate was... The battle was joined! OPPONENT(S): 21 and 3 thugs ARENA: Prisons of Akrowla STIPULATIONS: Defeat All. NEXT CHAPTER(S): Kill The Assassin ++++++++++++++++++ 4B. REST IN PEACE ++++++++++++++++++ Stitch wanted so much to be someone, even if it meant creating a new identity for himself... He came upon Magnus and told him that he was guilty of the murder of the King of Argos. Magnus laughed and told Stitch that he killed the foolish king and that far more would be dead before he was finished... including Stitch! OPPONENT(S): Magnus ARENA: Shipwreck Waters STIPULATIONS: Defeat All. NEXT CHAPTER(S): Shared Loneliness +++++++++++++++++++++++ 4C. REGRETTABLE MURDER +++++++++++++++++++++++ Stitch was tormented thinking he had ended the life of Dagan when he had so much love and passion in his heart. Of course, Stitch defended himself from the vengeful man. Death was easy for the living, something he seemed unable himself to attain. Stitch regretted killing Dagan, but it was necessary. He traveled to the Prisons of Akrowla, recalling legends of a man sent there as an orphan boy long ago with his parents murdered. Stitch wondered if such a man might be open to him as a friend, for it seemed no one else was... He met 21 who seemed unable to fathom anyone could be kind to him... He said Stitch was a liar and was trying to deceive him for some tormenting goal... He attacked Stitch! OPPONENT(S): 21 ARENA: Prisons Of Akrowla STIPULATIONS: Defeat All. NEXT CHAPTER(S): To Be Or No To Be +++++++++++ 4D. GAMBIT +++++++++++ Shorestone Castle, capital of the Kingdom of Argos, stood before Stitch nestled in the Northern Shores of Solitude. Stitch could remember visiting the halls, dining with the King of Argos... It was a long time ago... He entered and asked for the king but was met by the Princess of Argos. Stitch saw her and remembered her when she was a little girl... He called her little Keel... Keela looked upon Stitch, seeing his chest sewn back together from some deep gash... His organs visible and heart pumping irregularly... She ordered the demon within his body to leave... and she attacked! OPPONENT(S): Keela and 2 thugs ARENA: Shorestone Castle STIPULATIONS: Defeat All. NEXT CHAPTER(S): Indecision ++++++++++++++++++++++ 5A. KILL THE ASSASSIN ++++++++++++++++++++++ Magnus directed Stitch to now slay Phade, the assassin who had slain Dagan's wife but failed to kill Dagan himself. Stitch wondered why it was that she should die, but Magnus answered that failure unpunished would breed weak followers of the undead... Finding her within her home within the Spider's Lair, Stitch beset her! OPPONENT(S): Phade and 2 thugs ARENA: Spider's Lair STIPULATIONS: Defeat All. NEXT CHAPTER(S): Noble Death ++++++++++++++++++++++ 5B. SHARED LONELINESS ++++++++++++++++++++++ Stitch thought about his life, what he'd done, and could only think that he was still... nothing. He retreated into the Forgotten Ruins to escape the world... As he rested, he saw the wounds he suffered from his last fight healed before his eyes. He though he must be immortal, a god of death and decay perhaps... A ferocious ape came upon him, sniffed at him... and growled. Stitch, afraid, stepped backward... but the ape attacked the ghastly Stitch! OPPONENT(S): Mongo ARENA: The Forgotten Ruins STIPULATIONS: Defeat All. NEXT CHAPTER(S): Hating Life +++++++++++++++++++++++ 5C. TO BE OR NOT TO BE +++++++++++++++++++++++ Stitch could only remember faint scenes and faces, but no name could be attach to any... He hated that he existed without knowing who he was, where he came from, or anything at all of whom he ever known... He suffered amnesia since the day he regained life, apparently murdered... His chest stitched back together after something killed him, ripping his chest open and scorching him with fire and lightning... Whomever he was, his life's end was violent... and his afterlife was to forever be scarred by the day he died. He went to the watery graveyard of Magnus, Shipwreck Waters... but he found a vicious ape lumbering there, not Magnus... It was the beast called Mongo! OPPONENT(S): Mongo ARENA: Shipwreck Waters STIPULATIONS: The enemy regenerates life! Play offensively to claim victory! NEXT CHAPTER(S): Undying +++++++++++++++ 5D. INDECISION +++++++++++++++ Stitch kept running, finding he had no limit to energy... His heart never pumped faster, never slower... it just pumped. He was... somehow... eternal. He sat in the Forgotten Ruins and saw all the wounds he'd suffered in his battle against Keela had healed. He thought he must be immortal, a god of death and decay perhaps... A ferocious ape came upon him, sniffed at him... and growled. Stitch, afraid, stepped backward... but the ape attacked the ghastly Stitch! OPPONENT(S): Mongo ARENA: The Forgotten Ruins STIPULATIONS: The enemy regenerate life! Play offensively to claim victory! NEXT CHAPTER(S): Hating Life or I, Revenant ++++++++++++++++ 6A. NOBLE DEATH ++++++++++++++++ With so much success, Magnus praised Stitch for his excellent work. His next assignment was to confront Princess Keela herself and slay her before the court itself... Stitch entered the chamber of Keela, disguising himself in a monk's robe. When he found Keela, he revealed himself and they fought! OPPONENT(S): Keela and 2 thugs ARENA: Shorestone Castle STIPULATIONS: Defeat All. NEXT CHAPTER(S): Going Ape ++++++++++++++++ 6B. HATING LIFE ++++++++++++++++ Stitch laid down to sleep and found his rest gave him dreams, mostly nightmares. He closed his eyes and beheld a green woman named Eyara who spoke of foolish plans that would destroy his own dreams... She said the world would resist his mad schemes... Stitch saw himself, alive and healthy, telling Eyara arrogantly that he knew the secrets of life and death... It was only time that stood in the way! ...Stitch in his dream exclaimed I have already set it all in motion! Stitch opened his eyes and journeyed to see Eyara in the Venomous Swamp, where she scowled at him and attacked on sight! OPPONENT(S): Eyara ARENA: Venomous Swamp STIPULATIONS: Defeat All. NEXT CHAPTER(S): Self Destruction ++++++++++++ 6C. UNDYING ++++++++++++ Stitch questioned his reason to live and thought perhaps he could be of service to the nobles of Argos. He heard Keela, Princess of Argos, was on hunt in the Forgotten Ruins. He rushed there to find her. She mused at the spectacle of the walking dead, his death , his death was a curiosity to behold... She threw a gauntlet to his feet, challenging him to a duel to the death! OPPONENT(S): Keela ARENA: The Forgotten Ruins STIPULATIONS: Win consecutive rounds against the enemy! Your life will not regenerate between rounds! NEXT CHAPTER(S): To Ask Forgiveness or I, Revenant or Self Torment ++++++++++++++ 7A. GOING APE ++++++++++++++ An ape, Magnus, told Stitch was said to possess the relic Bloodsong... Magnus wanted this artifact, as it was explained it was once his but was lost some years ago... Stitch hunted for the ape, called Mongo, and found him with the Forgotten Ruins. He casually approached the beast and attacked! OPPONENT(S): Mongo ARENA: The Forgotten Ruins STIPULATIONS: Defeat All. NEXT CHAPTER(S): Spite of Life +++++++++++++++++++++ 7B. SELF DESTRUCTION +++++++++++++++++++++ Far into the Glacial Northern Mountains wandered Stitch, all the way to the Lost Fortress of Skurlok. He found, there at its peak, a specter of himself! A doppelganger had found Stitch and sought to kill him and assume his identity... Stitch attacked his monstrous clone! OPPONENT(S): Stitch ARENA: Lost Fortress of Skurlok STIPULATIONS: Defeat All. NEXT CHAPTER(S): Opposing Hell +++++++++++++++++++++++ 7C. TO ASK FORGIVENESS +++++++++++++++++++++++ Stitch laid down to sleep and found his rest gave him dreams, mostly nightmares. But he was really not tired... In fact, he never got tired. He closed his eyes and beheld a green woman named Eyara who spoke of foolish plans that would destroy his own dreams... She said the world would resist his mad schemes... Stitch saw himself, alive and healthy, telling Eyara arrogantly that he knew the secrets of life and death... It was only time that stood in the way! ...Stitch in his dream exclaimed I have already set it all in motion! Stitch opened his eyes and journeyed to see Eyara in the Venomous Swamp, where she scowled at him and attacked on sight! OPPONENT(S): Eyara ARENA: Venomous Swamp STIPULATIONS: Defeat All. NEXT CHAPTER(S): Self Destruction or Damning Lord ++++++++++++++++ 7D. I, REVENANT ++++++++++++++++ Magnus, Stitch, knew... somehow... existed in Shipwreck Waters. He went there in search of him and when he came upon the foreboding channel wondered how he might cross it. He decided to try and see if he needed to breath... Scared but thinking his existence defied all things of life, he stood and held is breath... He never grew tired... In fact, he found he could breathe underwater as much as above... He truly lived without life. Stitch walked along the bottom of the channel across Shipwreck Waters where he found himself. Stitch saw a specter of his own image and it attacked him! OPPONENT(S): Stitch ARENA: Shipwreck Waters STIPULATIONS: You have been poisoned! Defeat the enemy before you perish! NEXT CHAPTER(S): To Ask Forgiveness +++++++++++++++++ 7E. SELF TORMENT +++++++++++++++++ Stitch went to Shorestone Castle, thinking he would await the return of the princess from her hunt. He thought she might let him rest within the castle and offer him company before he set off to slay Magnus per her command. As he waited, he saw a vision of himself approach... It was him, but it was not. It was some kind of projection... It had come to fight! Stitch could find no peace... OPPONENT(S): Stitch ARENA: Shorestone Castle STIPULATIONS: You have been poisoned! Defeat the enemy before you perish! NEXT CHAPTER(S): Faint Memories ++++++++++++++++++ 8A. SPITE OF LIFE ++++++++++++++++++ Stitch was told to find Eyara, nature's guardian and lover of life. He was told to kill her, for she refused to let the undead travel through her swamps... Stitch came upon her and she stalwartly stood her ground! OPPONENT(S): Eyara ARENA: Venomous Swamp STIPULATIONS: Defeat All. NEXT CHAPTER(S): Opposing Hell +++++++++++++++++ 8B. DAMNING LORD +++++++++++++++++ Stitch had heard Magnus was seen headed to the Prisons of Akrowla. He decided to find this undead lord... He found him hovering before a dead gruff man in cell 21. Magnus chortled at Stitch, damning him for his not following the way of the dead... He told him no living would accept him, no life can he live, and now no dead will be with him... Magnus raised his sword and laughed! OPPONENT(S): Magnus and 3 thugs ARENA: Prisons of Akrowla STIPULATIONS: Defeat All. NEXT CHAPTER(S): Opposing Hell +++++++++++++++++++ 8C. FAINT MEMORIES +++++++++++++++++++ Stitch honored his charge and sallied forth to find and slay Magnus. When he found him, Magnus looked disgusted upon him and told him he betrayed his own kind working for the living! He spoke of the rift of life and death and how the living would die and the dead could not... He told of good and evil, and how Keela was good and the undead were evil... Magnus denounced Stitch for having free will, and for choosing the side of the living! He raised his sword and beset Stitch with rage! OPPONENT(S): Magnus and 3 thugs ARENA: Shipwreck Waters STIPULATIONS: Defeat All NEXT CHAPTER(S): Opposing Hell +++++++++++++++++ 9. OPPOSING HELL +++++++++++++++++ Into the Lower Darklands traveled the undead Stitch, seeking answers to his tormented existence. He came upon the demon Jinn. A creature of the Hells of Naraka summoned into the world through dark magic. Her skin was dark, eyes pitch, and fire danced across her flesh. She looked upon Stitch with disdain and told him the days of his remnant life were over... Jinn rose and lunged for him! OPPONENT(S): Jinn ARENA: Lower Darklands STIPULATIONS: Your enemy is very strong! Beware! NEXT CHAPTER(S): Slaver Slain +++++++++++++++++ 10. SLAVER SLAIN +++++++++++++++++ Stitch knew Corath lived in the Land of Desolation. Like so many things, Stitch knew this and yet knew not why... He found the wizard warrior Corath and beseeched him to tell him what he knew of how Stitch came to be who he is... Corath, standing by a mighty pillar that arced with electricity and hummed powerfully, told Stitch that he was the snake skin shed by his master, the wizard Zaugg... ...and now the skin would be forgotten! Corath attacked! OPPONENT(S): Corath ARENA: Land of Desolation STIPULATIONS: Destroy the Obelisk! NEXT CHAPTER(S): Finale ++++++++++ 11. FINALE ++++++++++ Stitch entered the portal, stepping through it onto a stone bridge far above the reefs of an island in the Dead Sea. He looked around in awe, and then beheld a huge stone man... A stone golem he thought. The mammoth being turned to him and spoke. How ironic it is, Stitch, that you would come to me. You have shown amazing determination, especially for being dead. Yes, you are alive too... I know. It is a shame that such a paradox as yourself must end its existence here. What makes you think you can defeat me when the gods themselves dare not even defy me? Do you know who I am? I am Zaugg!!! OPPONENT(S): Zaugg ARENA: ? STIPULATIONS: Defeat Zaugg! ===================== JINN, DEMON OF NARAKA ===================== WEAPONS: Dual Bladed Demon Slayer ------- COMBOS: ------- WEAK: Square, Square, Square. STRONG: Triangle, Triangle, Triangle. QUICK: Square, Square, Triangle, Triangle. POPUP: Square, Triangle, Triangle, Triangle, Triangle, Triangle. PUSHBACK: Square, Triangle, Square, Square. STUN: Triangle, Square, Triangle, Triangle, Triangle. MAGIC: Triangle, Square, Square, Square. LEAK: Triangle, Triangle, Square, Square, Square. ------------- RUNE ATTACKS: ------------- COMBO RUNE ([]): "UNBLOCKABLE." Jinn will draw her sword and perform a short sword strike and her blade will glow with orange fire. During this time, Jinn's attacks will become unblockable so swing for the fences. Press the R2 Button to release the attack. THROW RUNE (U): "NO PAIN." Jinn will let out a yell and will then turn herself into a shadow of her former self. During this time, if Jinn is attacked, she will lose energy but she will not be knocked off balance and will be able to dish out a combo off her own at any time. This attack is good for attackers who will not let up. Press the R2 Button to release the attack. OBJECT RUNE (X): Jinn will pound her fist into the ground and will let out a short wave of fire in a circular pattern. This attack is best utilized when there are two or more attackers in striking distance for it will knock them over for a brief period of time. Press the R2 Button to release the attack. COUNTER RUNE (/\): "LIFE DRAIN." Jinn will spin around and a red aura will surround her that will begin sucking blood colored life from an attacker in the immediate vicinity. This is a close attack that will drain a little bit of life from your opponent for a short period of time. Press the R2 Button to release the attack. ++++++++++++++++ Jinn's' Morality ++++++++++++++++ (1) ============ FREE AT LAST ============ + ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ + + + (2A.) (2B.) (2C.) =============== =============== ============== GUARDIAN'S FALL MASTER'S ORDERS DEFYING MASTER =============== =============== ============== + + + (3A.) (3B.) (3C.) =============== ================= ============== FATED ASSASSINS RELAYING COMMANDS JEALOUSY KILLS =============== ================= ============== + + + (4A.) (4B.) (4C.) ============= =============== ============== GOOD MEN LOSE DRAFTING ALLIES SEDUCING DAGAN ============= =============== ============== + + + + ++++++++++++++++++++++ + + + ++++++++++++++++++++++ + + + (5A.) (5B.) (5C.) ============= ================= ====== REST IN PEACE PUNISHING FAILURE HUNTED ============= ================= ====== + + + (6A.) (6B.) (6C.) ============== =============== ============= INNOCENCE LOST KILLING ORPHENS SUMMONNED TOO ============== =============== ============= + + + (7A.) (7B.) (7C.) ========= ============= ================== LOST HAND NOBLE ASSAULT PROTECTIVE CUSTODY ========= ============= ================== + + + + + ++++++++++++++++++++ + + + + (8A.) (8B.) (8C.) ============= ================ =================== ROYAL FUNERAL ALLIED DEFENDERS LORDS OF THE DAMNED ============= ================ =================== + + + + +++++++++++++++++++++ + + + +++ ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ + + + + + + + (9A.) (9B.) (9C.) (9D.) (9E.) ======== ========== ============== ============ ========== THE GOOD THE LONELY HATE DISPELLED CORNERED RAT LOST SOULS ======== ========== ============== ============ ========== + + + + + + + + + + (10.) + + + + ================ + + + + SUMMONER'S PERIL +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ================ + (11.) ====== FINALE ====== ++++++++++++++++ 1. FREE AT LAST ++++++++++++++++ Jinn's head ached... Her arms felt as if they'd been beaten by a mallet for days... Her eyes were puffy... Her feet were swollen... Her skin was cold, so very cold... Jinn had been summoned... She was yanked from her blazing netherworld home within Naraka, the hell of Barbaria... She stood before a wizard who introduced himself as Corath... He prepared for battle, for he intended to control Jinn not just request that she act... They fought! OPPONENT(S): Corath ARENA: Lower Darklands STIPULATIONS: Defeat All. NEXT CHAPTER(S): Guardian's Fall or Master's Orders or Defying Master ++++++++++++++++++++ 2A. GUARDIAN'S FALL ++++++++++++++++++++ Jinn heard the wishes of the wizard Corath and thought they were quite grandiose for a mortal... He wanted the relics of song so he could be the strongest mortal with the most awareness before he cast the Spell of Divinity. Jinn had seen such schemes before, however, and they always failed... Somehow those visions of grandeur were beyond their grasp. She was supposed to find a source of power great enough to sustain his divinity once he cast the legendary spell, he told her his master, Zaugg, had cast such a spell and drew his power from the land itself through Pillars of Corruption... Jinn knew of this Zaugg, and she knew Corath was a pawn in his game... She thought perhaps she could find and slay this Zaugg, take his power, and make the Pillars of Corruption rip a hole between the mortal and Narakan worlds... She would then be able to rule the world as her own extension of hell... She was full of herself when she was confronted by Eyara, nature's guardian! Eyara cursed the demon for invading her sanctuary and attacked! OPPONENT(S): Eyara ARENA: Venomous Swamp STIPULATIONS: Defeat All. NEXT CHAPTER(S): Fated Assassins ++++++++++++++++++++ 2B. MASTER'S ORDERS ++++++++++++++++++++ Jinn received her orders from Corath and set about to fulfill them. She was set to slay Dagan of the Clan Dolok, a man who might be the hero of prophecy that lived in the Lost Fortress of Skurlok. She found him, kneeling before the tombstone of his recently buried wife in prayer. Jinn couldn't help herself and projected the image of his wife burning in the hell fires of Naraka... Dagan's eyes were wide and he exclaimed, "NOOO!!! IT CANNOT BE!" Jinn peered over the tombstone down at Dagan and said, "Yes, it can be..." She attacked! OPPONENT(S): Dagan ARENA: Lost Fortress of Skurlok STIPULATIONS: Defeat All. NEXT CHAPTER(S): Relaying Commands +++++++++++++++++++ 2C. DEFYING MASTER +++++++++++++++++++ Jinn was no lackey to do stupid errands for Corath! She may be summoned, but Corath was not familiar with the precise orders required to control a demon... She would get around to his orders when she felt like it... She went instead to the Underground Sewers to hunt for sport the walking dead man known as Stitch... She saw him and approached the cowering atrocity... She said there was nothing to fear but death itself... As she neared the man, she attacked! OPPONENT(S): Stitch ARENA: Underground Sewers STIPULATIONS: Defeat All. NEXT CHAPTER(S): Jealousy Kills ++++++++++++++++++++ 3A. FATED ASSASSINS ++++++++++++++++++++ Corath told Jinn of the assassin Phade and how she'd failed to kill a warrior named Dagan he'd employed her for. Jinn knew Phade; the assassin had sent many souls to Naraka in her exploits. Deep into the Spider's Lair descended Jinn, carefully and silently as a cat hunting its prey. She found Phade reading an alchemist's manual when she stepped into view. Jinn told Phade that she'd killed so many and that although she thought it was just, Naraka had different ideas... She said that it was time to die and suffer eternally. OPPONENT(S): Phade ARENA: Spider's Lair STIPULATIONS: You have been poisoned! Defeat the enemy before you perish! NEXT CHAPTER(S): Fated Assassins ++++++++++++++++++++++ 3B. RELAYING COMMANDS ++++++++++++++++++++++ Ordered to direct Phade to assassinate Princess Keela, Jinn found her within her home deep within the Spider's Lair. Phade refused to believe Corath sent a demon to give her orders, but Phade told her she would obey or die... and they fought! OPPONENT(S): Phade ARENA: Spider's Lair STIPULATIONS: You have been poisoned! Defeat the enemy before you perish! NEXT CHAPTER(S): Drafting Allies +++++++++++++++++++ 3C. JEALOUSY KILLS +++++++++++++++++++ The last of the greenlings, Eyara, live deep in the Venomous Swamp. Jinn had heard Eyara fancied herself the guardian of nature... When she found the woman, Jinn asked her what the qualifications were to be nature's guardian? She mused that nature should have chosen someone stronger... for she was nature's destroyer... and she was quite confident the guardian would die shortly... Eyara demanded Jinn leave her sanctuary and abandon her vile tasks within Barbaria, but Jinn answered with assault! OPPONENT(S): Eyara ARENA: Venomous Swamp STIPULATIONS: Defeat All. NEXT CHAPTER(S): Seducing Dagan ++++++++++++++++++ 4A. GOOD MEN LOSE ++++++++++++++++++ Corath had told Jinn of a warrior in the glacial lands of Skurlok that he wished slain. She found him whetstone in hand sharpening a huge axe. The warrior beheld the demon and rose, telling her he was Dagan of the Clan Dolok. Jinn was quick to reply that she was Jinn of the Infernal Hells of Naraka... She laughed and said that Dagan declared his name and clan as if it made him better than the simpleton he was. She proclaimed titles were for men of low esteem that clung to group identity, for they were nothing themselves. She hisses that Dagan would soon find his true calling however, being food for the worms. She attacked! OPPONENT(S): Dagan ARENA: Lost Fortress of Skurlok STIPULATIONS: Defeat All. NEXT CHAPTER(S): Rest In Peace ++++++++++++++++++++ 4B. DRAFTING ALLIES ++++++++++++++++++++ Although Jinn saw no need in employing Stitch, the undead, Corath told her to do so. She approached Stitch in the den within the Underground Sewers. He was afraid and asked too many questions for Jinn's patience... She told him she'd heard enough prattle and assaulted him! OPPONENT(S): Stitch and 1 thug ARENA: Underground Sewers STIPULATIONS: Defeat All. NEXT CHAPTER(S): Punishing Failure or Hunted +++++++++++++++++++ 4C. SEDUCING DAGAN +++++++++++++++++++ Jinn traveled to Dagan in the Lost Fortress of Skurlok, appearing to him as his dead wife... Her illusion worked well, for Dagan wanted to believe his wife had returned... They embraced each other and after he was convinced it was really a doppelganger that had assumed his wife's form that laid buried outside, Jinn resumed her normal form. Dagan was horrified... He was so easily fooled into abandoning his real wife for this demon... Jinn laughed and said play time was over... It was time to die! OPPONENT(S): Dagan ARENA: Lost Fortress of Skurlok STIPULATIONS: Defeat All. NEXT CHAPTER(S): Punishing Failure or Hunted ++++++++++++++++++ 5A. REST IN PEACE ++++++++++++++++++ Corath informed Jinn that he was promised service by an undead known as Stitch, but the man was seen with his enemy Princess Keela. Corath ordered Jinn traveled to his lair within the Underground Sewers, where the air stank of the stench of refuse and decay. Jinn's skin burned bright with infernal fir, trying to keep her warm in what she considered the frigid world of Barbaria. She found Stitch and told him that at least he chose a home befitting who he was; He was human refuse himself and lived amongst the throw away trash of the world... She waited for no reply and jumped to attack! OPPONENT(S): Stitch ARENA: Underground Sewers STIPULATIONS: Defeat All. NEXT CHAPTER(S): Innocence Lost ++++++++++++++++++++++ 5B. PUNISHING FAILURE ++++++++++++++++++++++ As a summoned demon, jinn hated her role. Having to serve lesser beings of Barbaria frustrated her. Corath wanted her to kill Magnus because he'd failed to slay both Dagan and the prisoner, 21, in Akrowla. She thought at least killing Magnus might be fun... She found the undead lord within Shipwreck Waters and approached him with a smile... She asked if he'd been bad? Before Magnus answered, she told him he had not been bad enough because he did not slay either 21 or Dagan... She asked him what was done to little boys who didn't finish their assignments? With a grin, the demon told him they are killed and sent to burn in hell forever, of course... OPPONENT(S): Magnus ARENA: Shipwreck Waters STIPULATIONS: Defeat All. NEXT CHAPTER(S): Killing Orphans +++++++++++ 5C. HUNTED +++++++++++ Keela kneeled in the Forgotten Ruins, examining the soil and footprints. She was hunting someone or something... Her nose flared... she commanded the demon show herself... Jinn emerged from hiding and asked if her sulfuric perfume was too strong? She feigned being bashful and told Keela she forgot to bathe today... Princess Keela told Jinn her humor was wasted, for she would this day be sent back to whence she came! OPPONENT(S): Keela ARENA: Shorestone Castle STIPULATIONS: Defeat All. NEXT CHAPTER(S): Summoned Too +++++++++++++++++++ 6A. INNOCENCE LOST +++++++++++++++++++ Jinn pranced through the forest, marveling at the world she was in once more,,, It had been years, maybe decades, since she had been summoned to the mortal world. She liked it, though it was very cold. She heard rustling in the bushes near the Forgotten Ruins. She investigated and found a monkey who was clearly with the body of the ape. Jinn's demon eyes saw through illusion immediately and could tell shape shifted beings on sight... She sensed the ancient relic Bloodsong was within the ape, melded with his heart. Corath needed the relics of song, and opportunity was at hand... Jinn through a fiery stream at the ape from her hand and they joined battle! OPPONENT(S): Mongo ARENA: The Forgotten Ruins STIPULATIONS: The enemy regenerates life! Play offensively to claim victory! NEXT CHAPTER(S): Lost Hand ++++++++++++++++++++ 6B. KILLING ORPHANS ++++++++++++++++++++ Magnus had failed to kill 21 within the Prisons of Akrowla, as Corath had asked. Enjoying murder and violence, Jinn would do the job the way it was planned... She found 21 and thought his simple mind would be moved by a singing taunt, so she sang of orphan boys who lost their parents who never loved them... 21 was hurt, for he never knew his parents... at least that he could remember... The demon knew the hulking man's heart was childlike and was easily wounded and she liked to see him anguish. He yelled at Jinn to leave, and she said that she would leave... after she killed him. She attacked! OPPONENT(S): 21 ARENA: Prisons of Akrowla STIPULATIONS: Defeat All. NEXT CHAPTER(S): Noble Assault +++++++++++++++++ 6C. SUMMONED TOO +++++++++++++++++ Jinn was searching for the most likely place the arch mage Zaugg would place a Pillar of Corruption next, sensing the weakest point between Naraka and Barbaria... As she searched within the Lower Darklands, she saw an image of herself... Although this Jinn was different... It attacked! OPPONENT(S): Jinn ARENA: Lower Darklands STIPULATIONS: Win consecutive rounds against the enemy! Your life will not regenerate between rounds! NEXT CHAPTER(S): Protective Custody ++++++++++++++ 7A. LOST HAND ++++++++++++++ Jinn was not far from the Prisons of Akrowla, home to an inmate known only by his cell number, 21. Akrowla housed many inmates from minor to serious crimes, but 21 knew nothing of his crime and lamented that he didn't even have a name. He'd seen so many come and go within the jail, some were tortured and others withered and died of disease or age. He just wondered what would become of him. Jinn went to 21 and told him that inaction was an action... and he did nothing when he saw unlawful and evil inflicted on his fellow prisoners... She explained that he should have at least called for other deputies when guards abused their authority and hurt people. Jinn hissed that it was now his time to suffer for his choice of inaction... Jinn attacked! OPPONENT(S): 21 ARENA: Prisons of Akrowla STIPULATIONS: Defeat All. NEXT CHAPTER(S): Royal Funeral +++++++++++++++++++ 7B. NOBILE ASSAULT +++++++++++++++++++ Jinn was directed to terminate Princess Keela, whom she tracked to the Lost Fortress of Skurlok. Keela shed a tear as she buried the remains of Dagan next to his wife, and she proclaimed that his killer would go to Naraka for this evil... Jinn stepped into view and said it was very likely his killer would, indeed, go to Naraka... for that was her home! Jinn's sinister eyes slanted with malicious intent and she charged! OPPONENT(S): Keela and 3 thugs ARENA: Lost Fortress of Skurlok STIPULATIONS: Defeat All. NEXT CHAPTER(S): Allied Defenders +++++++++++++++++++++++ 7C. PROTECTIVE CUSTODY +++++++++++++++++++++++ Jinn decided that Phade might know who summoned the demon that fought her in the Lower Darklands, but she found Phade was being held captive within the Prisons of Akrowla. Although a few guards had to die getting to Phade's cell, Jinn found her. Phade looked surprised and told the demon to leave... She explained she was safe here, being protected from Corath by Argosian guards. Jinn smiled and told Phade that those guards were now dead... and that she would soon join their fate! OPPONENT(S): Phade ARENA: Prisons of Akrowla STIPULATIONS: Defeat All. NEXT CHAPTER(S): Allied Defenders or Lords of the Damned ++++++++++++++++++ 8A. ROYAL FUNERAL ++++++++++++++++++ The visiting seer was performing a seance for Princess Keela, trying to reach her slain father. The table shook and a twisted voice echoed throughout the room, telling of fire and pain... eternal suffering... all hope abandoned... the city of the tormented... the gates... oh the Eternal Gates! Keela looked up toward the heaven and said her father could not be in hell, and screamed, "NOOO!!!!!" Jinn appeared in a flash above the table. She leaned down and looked into the seer's face. The seer's fear was evident and she cautioned that she should not dally between the realm of the dead and the living. Jinn's lips curled back as she hissed at the seer who fainted, slumping down in her chair. Keela fled to the courtyard to retrieve her sword and shield. Jinn chased her and they fought! OPPONENT(S): Keela and 3 thugs ARENA: Shorestone Castle STIPULATIONS: Defeat All. NEXT CHAPTER(S): The Good or The Lonely or Hated Dispelled +++++++++++++++++++++ 8B. ALLIED DEFENDERS +++++++++++++++++++++ Jinn loved to toy with the living, playing with them like a cat does with a mouse... She thought perhaps the people of Argos seeing their dead Princess Keela sitting on the throne in Shorestone Castle would be amusing... So she carried the woman's corpse all the way there... She had placed Keela on the throne, nailing her to it so she would not slump... She said aloud that Keela should try to maintain her posture... A ghastly warrior broke into the throne room and called out that he was Dagan of the Clan Dolok... and he came back from the dead to avenge the murder of Princess Keela... Jinn laughed and said she'd killed once, she could do it again... They fought! OPPONENT(S): Dagan ARENA: Shorestone Castle STIPULATIONS: Defeat All. NEXT CHAPTER(S): Cornered Rat ++++++++++++++++++++++++ 8C. LORDS OF THE DAMNED ++++++++++++++++++++++++ The spectral undead lord, Magnus, rested by his ruined vessel in Shipwreck Waters. Jinn came to him and told him that she was here to end his control of the dead... She told Magnus that he denied Naraka his soul too long, but now he did not have Bloodsong to help him... She explained that he had a debt and she was there to collect... Magnus rose and told Jinn to stop her childish prattle. They joined battle! OPPONENT(S): Magnus and 4 thugs ARENA: Shipwreck Waters STIPULATIONS: Defeat All. NEXT CHAPTER(S): Lost Souls +++++++++++++ 9A. THE GOOD +++++++++++++ Jinn closed her eyes for just a moment, but when she opened them, she saw that she was transported to the Training Grounds of Barbaria. Before her stood three projections - Keela, Dagan, and Mongo! She sensed powerful magic saturated the fabric of Barbaria and it was corrupting reality... Jinn knew it must be the result of the Pillars of Corruption she knew Corath and his master Zaugg had created. The projections attacked! OPPONENT(S): Keela, Dagan, and Mongo ARENA: Training Grounds STIPULATIONS: Defeat All. NEXT CHAPTER(S): Summoner's Peril +++++++++++++++ 9B. THE LONELY +++++++++++++++ The demon Jinn traveled to the Land of Desolation, but was accosted by the shades of Mongo, 21, and Eyara. Their spirits would not rest and they hunted their slayer, the demon, Jinn! OPPONENT(S): Mongo, 21, and Eyara ARENA: Land of Desolation STIPULATIONS: Defeat All. NEXT CHAPTER(S): Summoner's Peril +++++++++++++++++++ 9C. HATE DISPELLED +++++++++++++++++++ The ocean near Magnus boiled, a circular area bubbling and turning on itself like rapid... rising from the steaming water was the demon Jinn... She told Magnus that the relic stone Bloodsong was not there to save him as it had done in the past, for he lost it in his battle against the King of Argos. She said he could avoid his rightful death no longer... Jinn told him she had come for him! OPPONENT(S): Magnus and 2 thugs ARENA: Shipwreck Waters STIPULATIONS: Defeat All. NEXT CHAPTER(S): Summoner's Peril +++++++++++++++++ 9D. CORNERED RAT +++++++++++++++++ Corath told jinn to find the relic Bloodsong, and although she disliked following his orders she could not deny this one... It walked right up to her. With her Narakan true sight, she saw Bloodsong merged within the heart of an ape that approached her curiously when she was in the Forgotten Ruins. She called to the ape, ordering him to come to her. It was scared, and watched her from a distance. Jinn yelled at him, telling him that if he would not come to her then she would come to him. She charged and struck at him. OPPONENT(S): Mongo ARENA: the Forgotten Ruins STIPULATIONS: Your enemy is very strong! Beware! NEXT CHAPTER(S): Summoner's Peril +++++++++++++++ 9E. LOST SOULS +++++++++++++++ jinn remembered the Spider's Lair so long ago when it was still occupied by huge spiders and disease vermin. She thought oddly appropriate that both the thieves' and assassins' guilds made it their home. Jinn thought to collect poisons from the infamous assassin Phade's Lair within, so she might poison the well within Shorestone Castle and watch so many people die from the toxin. Jinn was surprised to find two hulking gruff men there, guarding Phade's supplies... She beset them with a frenzied assault! OPPONENT(S): 21 and 21 ARENA: Spider's Lair STIPULATIONS: Defeat All. NEXT CHAPTER(S): Summoner's Peril +++++++++++++++++++++ 10. SUMMONER'S PERIL +++++++++++++++++++++ Corath was pleased as he finally cast his mana siphon spell, drawing the power from the Pillar of Corruption that now appeared within the Land of Desolation. He was preparing to cast the Spell of Divinity when Jinn approached him. He told the demon that he was busy, but Jinn did not seem to care. She recognized Corath's life was intertwined with the Pillar's force... and although her summons bond forbade her from killing him, she could destroy the Pillar... even if its destruction meant Corath's death... Jinn loved the loop-holes in divine law... She set to destroy the pillar! OPPONENT(S): Corath and 2 thugs ARENA: Land of Desolation STIPULATIONS: Destroy the Obelisk! NEXT CHAPTER(S): Finale +++++++++++ 11. FINALE +++++++++++ The demon Jinn stepped into the red portal, wondering how it was she had not been returned to Naraka after her summoner perished. She found herself standing atop a fortress, far away in the Dead Sea. Before her stood the mighty stone golem body that housed the spirit and mind of the arch mage Zaugg... He spoke... Jinn, you have proven most amazing... in such a short time, you have mastered the mortal world, slain so many would-be heroes, and even ended your summoner's life. The Pillar of Corruption I created disrupts the mortal world, but also Naraka to seep into the land of mortality, which is why your return was not forced. You are now free, Jinn, for that returning force can happen but once... and when it came it was corrupted and disbanded... You, Jinn, are now a mortal demon... ...and, therefore, will die forever as I kill you... Forget not, demon... I am Zaugg!!! OPPONENT(S): Zaugg ARENA: ? STIPULATION(S): Defeat Zaugg! ====================== PHADE, MASTER ASSASSIN ====================== WEAPONS: Boar Spear and Iron Claw ------- COMBOS: ------- WEAK: Square, Square, Square. STRONG: Triangle, Triangle, Triangle. QUICK: Square, Square, Triangle, Triangle. POPUP: Triangle, Square, Square, Square, Square. PUSHBACK: Square, Triangle, Triangle, Triangle, Triangle, Triangle. STUN: Square, Triangle, Square, Square. MAGIC: Triangle, Square, Triangle, Triangle. LEAK: Triangle, Triangle, Square, Square, Square, Square. ------------- RUNE ATTACKS: ------------- COMBO RUNE ([]): "DAMAGE BONUS." Phade will swipe with her iron claw and will cast on herself a green glow that will emit from her. During this time, Phade's attacks will deal more punishment on her opponents. Press the R2 Button to release the attack. THROW RUNE (U): "NO PAIN." Phade will pound her fist into the ground and a green poison dust cloud will rise in a circular pattern around her. Not only will opponents be knocked down for a second or two but when they do rise, they will be stunned for a second or two. Use this time to get another combo off! Press the R2 Button to release the attack. OBJECT RUNE (X): Phade will put her Iron Claw hand straight out and a stream of poisonous gas will spray in a straight line. Use this attack to take on one or many attackers by manually controlling the stream. Opponents can be juggled six or seven times if done correctly! Press the R2 Button to release the attack. COUNTER RUNE (/\): Phade will raise her arms into the air and will open up a portal on the ground that will spew out poisonous gas like a geyser. This attack will usually juggle opponents a couple of time and is best used against multiple attackers. Press the R2 Button to release the attack. +++++++++++++ Phade's Story +++++++++++++ (1) ========== POWER LUST ========== + ++++++++++++++++++ + + (2A.) (2B.) ==== ================ RUSE REPORTING STITCH ==== ================ + + ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ + + + + (3A.) (3B.) (3C.) =========== =============== ============== VILE DUTIES STOPPING STITCH LAWFUL MURDER =========== =============== ============== + + + (4A.) (4B.) (4C.) (4D.) ================== ========== ============== ======== RUNNING FROM ARGOS ASSIGNMENT SURFACED GUILT ++>++ MEMORIES ================== ========== ============== ======== + + + + ++++++++++++++++++++ ++++++++++++++ + + + + + (5A.) (5B.) (5C.) (5D.) (5E.) ======================= =========== ============= ============= =========== KILLING IN SELF DEFENSE REFUSED JOB ASSASSINATION>! EXTERMINATION RETRIBUTION ======================= =========== ============= ============= =========== + + + + + (6A.) (6B.) (6C.) (6D.) + ================= ============= ============= ============ + GUILTY CONSCIENCE EASTERN WRATH UNPAID REWARD FINISHED JOB +++++ ================= ============= ============= ============ + + + + (7A.) (7B.) (7C.) (7D.) ======= ============== ============= =============== HAUNTED NOWHERE TO RUN CONVICT CLUES INFERNAL FAMILY ======= ============== ============= =============== + + + + (8A.) (8B.) (8C.) (8D.) ============ ============= =========== ============== LOST FRIENDS TRAPPED MOUSE MISSED FOES INNER STRUGGLE ============ ============= =========== ============== + + + + (9A.) + (9B.) + ========== + ============= + UNFORGIVEN + PAID IN BLOOD + ========== + ============= + + + + + (10.) + + + ====== + + + FINALE +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ====== >! ============= ASSASSINATION ++>++ (TO GUILTY CONSCIENCE) ============= ++++++++++++++ 1. POWER LUST ++++++++++++++ Deep within the Spider's Lair, master assassin Phade mixed a poisonous concoction she felt would be more lethal than ever. Phade pushed herself hard all her life, striving to be the best at everything she did. As an assassin, efficient and swift life termination was her life's quest. She began counting the seconds until she must add the last catalyst to her brew. The chamber door burst open, disrupting her delicate operation... Her toxin was ruined... A limping man with his chest sewn together with loose stitches and wielding two rusty daggers stood in the doorway menacingly... With a cackling scream, he charged! OPPONENT(S): Stitch ARENA: Spider's Lair STIPULATIONS: Defeat All. NEXT CHAPTER(S): Ruse or Reporting Stitch +++++++++ 2A. RUSE +++++++++ Phade traveled with stealth, making sure to cover her tracks as she went. She waited until dusk to enter the Underground Sewers where Stitch told her she would find his master, Magnus. Undetected she lurked in the shadows of the Dungeons of Mire. She observed a highlander warrior, clad in warm furs suggesting he came from either Mt. Krag or the Northern Region of Skurlok. He rummaged through things until he discovered a map folded in a book. As he prepared to leave, Phade sprung from the darkness as a cat upon her pray. OPPONENT(S): Dagan ARENA: Underground Sewers STIPULATIONS: Defeat All. NEXT CHAPTER(S): Vile Duties or Stopping Stitch +++++++++++++++++++++ 2B. REPORTING STITCH +++++++++++++++++++++ Phade marched to Shorestone Castle to inform Princess Keela of Stitch's flagrant assault and his association with the undead lord Magnus. Keela told Phade that she did well to inform of his deeds and the treachery he and his master planned. She asked if Phade would spar with her, and so they did. OPPONENT(S): Keela ARENA: Shorestone Castle STIPULATIONS: Hit the enemy team 50 times before they do the same! NEXT CHAPTER(S): Lawful Murder ++++++++++++++++ 3A. VILE DUTIES ++++++++++++++++ Slinking from the Underground Sewers, the dark hearted Phade followed the foothills of Mt. Krag until she passed near the Prisons of Akrowla. She noted there were no crickets or creatures of the night... no sound or trace of them. She continued beyond Shorestone Castle and to the Foreboding Channel. She bought the passage across the channel to the old city of Rezz, where she rested until nightfall. Cloaked in darkness, Phade reached the reefed shores of Shipwreck Waters close to the spectral form of an undead sea captain... She emerged from hiding, and the man called Magnus wasted no time in joining battle! OPPONENT(S): Magnus and 1 thug ARENA: Shipwreck Waters STIPULATIONS: Defeat All. NEXT CHAPTER(S): Running from Argos ++++++++++++++++++++ 3B. STOPPING STITCH ++++++++++++++++++++ Phade left nothing to chance. She learned long ago that anything unplanned will go wrong, and led her life meticulously. Her devotion to her chosen profession gave skill in death and camouflage, and when anything or anyone tried to act on their own regarding herself, Phade ended their decision-making ability swiftly and permanently! Following Dagan's clue, Phade headed east to intercept Stitch before he reached Corath... Stitch was seen near the Forgotten Ruins said a thieves guild friend. Phade arrived to find him being beaten to death by a monstrous ape. Phade sat and watched Stitch's chest ripped open, his left arm torn off, and finally die a pathetic death. When it was all over, she attacked the ape herself... OPPONENT(S): Mongo ARENA: The Forgotten Ruins STIPULATIONS: Defeat All. NEXT CHAPTER(S): Assignment ++++++++++++++++++ 3C. LAWFUL MURDER ++++++++++++++++++ Phade agreed to help Keela terminate Corath, though she did not appreciate the tone of Keela's "charge" to her. She expected Keela would look the other way someday as payment for this deed. Disguised as a jewelry merchant from Glistening Shores, Phade entered the Land of Desolation. She found Corath and approached the unsuspecting wizard... he turned towards her and said that he knew she was there and that she wished to kill him... He was no wizard to be trifled with... He attacked! OPPONENT(S): Corath and 2 thugs ARENA: Land of Desolation STIPULATIONS: Defeat All. NEXT CHAPTER(S): Surfaced Guilt +++++++++++++++++++++++ 4A. RUNNING FROM ARGOS +++++++++++++++++++++++ Phade always maintained a good relationship with the noble family of Argos through its recently deceased king. She gave the king of Argos information when he needed it and he did the same for her... They had an... understanding. With his passing, Phade considered approaching the new heir to the throne, his daughter, Princess Keela; however, the right time had not come... Phade thought to take refuge in the Forgotten Ruins for a while to consider her options. She'd only just sat to rest when a huge gruff man, calling himself 21, came to her. He said that he must slay her as proof he served Argos... She was a wanted killer! OPPONENT(S): 21 ARENA: The Forgotten Ruins STIPULATIONS: You have been poisoned! Defeat the enemy before you perish! NEXT CHAPTER(S): Killing in Self Defense +++++++++++++++ 4B. ASSIGNMENT +++++++++++++++ Wearing a robe of the mystics of drowning chasm, Phade traveled in disguise into the Land of Desolation. When she came upon Corath, he turned to her and told her to remove her feeble attempt at deception... He said he was no mere wizard of tricks. Exposed, Phade removed the robe and cowl. Corath asked her to prove her skill. OPPONENT(S): Corath and 4 thugs ARENA: Land of Desolation STIPULATIONS: Win consecutive round against the enemy! Your life will not regenerate between rounds! NEXT CHAPTER(S): Refused Job or Assassination +++++++++++++++++++ 4C. SURFACED GUILT +++++++++++++++++++ Phade was content with her rather easy termination of the evil and would-be all-powerful wizard Corath. Princess Keela said lord Magnus was said to exist in Shipwreck Waters, and so Phade journeyed there. Rather full of herself, Phade walked into view confidently and confronted the ghostly lord! The fight began! OPPONENT(S): Magnus ARENA: Shipwreck Waters STIPULATIONS: Defeat All! NEXT CHAPTER(S): Memories +++++++++++++ 4D. MEMORIES +++++++++++++ Phade had so quickly ended the great threat to Argos, Corath, and ended the threat to her from the undead and avenged Keela's father by striking down Magnus. She stopped in the Forgotten Ruins to consider her recent experience. Her mind drifted to her childhood friend, Eyara. As children, Eyara used to teach Phade things of magic. ...And they practiced fighting with each other... As if summoned, Eyara happened upon Phade. She told Phade that the hulking man known as 21, now in the Prisons of Akrowla, had taken her relic, Forestsong. Phade and Eyara tested their combat skills. OPPONENT(S): Eyara ARENA: Forgotten Ruins STIPULATIONS: The enemy regenerates life! Play offensively to claim victory! NEXT CHAPTER(S): Extermination or Retribution ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ 5A. KILLING IN SELF DEFENSE ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Deciding running from Argos would not work, Phade went straight to its capital. Entering Shorestone Castle, she had an audience with Princess Keela who proclaimed Phade a wanton killer and sentenced her to death. Phade challenged there was no trial, no attempt to understand the situation... Hearing no more words, Keela herself drew her sword and raised her shield! OPPONENT(S): Keela and 2 thugs ARENA: Shorestone Castle STIPULATIONS: Defeat the invisible enemy to claim victory! NEXT CHAPTER(S): Guilty Conscience ++++++++++++++++ 5B. REFUSED JOB ++++++++++++++++ Phade refused Corath's wish to slay Keela, princess and heirless to Argos. She'd only left Corath's courtyard when Argosian Guards surrounded her. There were too many to fight. They bound her and took her to the Prisons of Akrowla. As they brought her into the jail, a fierce thunderous clap of thunder rumbled... not from above... but from the pits of jail. The Earth shook and blood rained down from the sky... Terrorized the guards fled... They left Phade alone, and she ran deep into the jail where she found keys to unlock her bonds... Soon there was no one left, save for a brute in cell number 21. OPPONENT(S): 21 ARENA: Prisons of Akrowla STIPULATIONS: Defeat All. NEXT CHAPTER(S): Eastern Wrath ++++++++++++++++++ 5C. ASSASSINATION ++++++++++++++++++ Phade's greed for stealth spurred her imagination; she envisioned slitting the throat of a victim and walking way unseen wearing the invisibility cloak Corath promised her. She could not pass on this offer, and so journeyed to Shorestone Castle where she would kill Princess Keela. She slipped inside unseen, using the servant's entrance... She dispatched the cook who noticed her as she made her way within the castle. Into the wine cellar his lifeless corpse went... Phade smiled. She came upon Keela and descended upon her! OPPONENT(S): Keela ARENA: Shorestone Castle STIPULATIONS: The enemy regenerates life! Play offensively to claim victory! NEXT CHAPTER(S): Unpaid Reward or Guilty Conscience ++++++++++++++++++ 5D. EXTERMINATION ++++++++++++++++++ Angered by Mongo going in her home in the Spider's Lair, Phade raced to slay the invader. She found her home in shambles, her lab destroyed with its vials of potions and elixirs broken and contents spilled everywhere. Enraged, she set upon the ape! OPPONENT(S): Mongo and 1 thug ARENA: Spider's Lair STIPULATIONS: Defeat All. NEXT CHAPTER(S): Finished Job ++++++++++++++++ 5E. RETRIBUTION ++++++++++++++++ Phade told Eyara, her only friend, that she would retrieve Forestsong for her, and set out for the Prisons of Akrowla. She reached the ancient jail, built deep into the earth... So deep that it was heated by pools of lava at its base. The ancient structure was abandoned. The foliage all around was black as coal and broke as dried brittle wood. There was no life, no birds, no animals, nothing... this area was dead. Phade found the stream nearby was dry, its bed covered in soot. She entered the prison, encountering a wild man who attacked maniacally! OPPONENT(S): 21 ARENA: Prisons of Akrowla STIPULATIONS: Defeat the invisible enemy to claim victory! NEXT CHAPTER(S): Finished job ++++++++++++++++++++++ 6A. GUILTY CONSCIENCE ++++++++++++++++++++++ Phade checked to ensure Keela was dead. Guards rushed from all sides and captured Phade. For them to know she was there suggested they were told... She suspected this was all a setup by Corath. They bound Phade and took her to the Prisons of Akrowla. As they brought her into the jail, a fierce thunderous clap of thunder rumbled... not from above... but from the pits of jail. The Earth shook and blood rained down from the sky... Terrorized the guards fled... They left Phade alone, and she ran deep into the jail where she found keys to unlock her bonds... Soon there was no one left, save for a brute in cell number 21. Phade opened the door to the hulking man, but she attacked her! OPPONENT(S): 21 ARENA: Prisons of Akrowla STIPULATIONS: Defeat All. NEXT CHAPTER(S): Haunted +++++++++++++++++++ 6B. EASTERN WRAITH +++++++++++++++++++ Returning to her home in the Spider's Lair, Phade collected poison and other supplies she'd lost when arrested by the would-be Argosian Guards. She doubted they were really guards of Argos, or they'd been bribed to betray their princess. The East and West have always warred and for armed guard of the West to be in the Eastern Capital, something was awry. Warning rocks fell from their perch into a barrel of water... the splash meant someone triggered Phade's entry alarm... She hid in the shadows and waited... The demon Jinn entered her chamber and said aloud that she smelled Phade... Jinn emitted a fiery flame from her palm, lighting the dark chamber. She saw Phade, no longer covered in darkness! She hissed that there was no escaping and she attacked! OPPONENT(S): Jinn and 2 thugs ARENA: Spider's Lair STIPULATIONS: Defeat All. NEXT CHAPTER(S): Nowhere to Run ++++++++++++++++++ 6C. UNPAID REWARD ++++++++++++++++++ Phade felt proud that her latest batch of poison was so effective in ending the life of the princess. She mused if perhaps a bit more hemlock would have made it less painful, for she really did not want her prey to suffer. She returned to the Land of Desolation to collect her earned Cloak of Invisibility from Corath as he promised for Keela's assassination. She had been betrayed... the foul demon Jinn greeted her instead... OPPONENT(S): Jinn ARENA: Land of Desolation STIPULATIONS: Defeat All. NEXT CHAPTER(S): Convict Clues +++++++++++++++++ 6D. FINISHED JOB +++++++++++++++++ Phade returned Forestsong to Eyara as promised. Eyara thanked her and told her that while she was gone she fought Dagan of the Clan Dolok, but neither she nor Dagan could win. She feared Dagan would return and maybe next time he would slay her. Phade grinned and said that Dagan would not return anywhere... She would hunt him now! She tracked Dagan to his home in the Lost Fortress of Skurlok. Dagan saw Phade and screamed, "Another assassin!" He attacked! OPPONENT(S): Dagan ARENA: lost Fortress of Skurlok STIPULATIONS: Defeat All. NEXT CHAPTER(S): Infernal Family ++++++++++++ 7A. HAUNTED ++++++++++++ Phade fled Akrowla and took retreat in the Lost Fortress, high in the Arctic Mountains of Skurlok. There she sat and dwelled on the death of Keela. Her poison ripped Keela's life from her tortuously. Phade, lost in thought, saw the Princess's dramatic death over and over in her mind. She heard a voice behind her say, "I am Dagan of the Clan Dolok..." She rolled ahead in a somersault, rising to her feet and twisting around with weapon drawn. It was the ghost of Dagan! OPPONENT(S): Dagan ARENA: Lost Fortress of Skurlok STIPULATIONS: Defeat All. NEXT CHAPTER(S): Lost Friends +++++++++++++++++++ 7B. NOWHERE TO RUN +++++++++++++++++++ Phade had never been hunted by demons before... Guards, bounty hunters, and other foul beasts she'd escaped in the past, but not demons... She turned to her only friend, if she could be called that, in the world... to Eyara. Phade grew up in the Argosian Orphanage with Eyara, from 8 years old until Phade ran away at 15 to join the thieves' guild. In those 7 years, Phade found comfort in her friend. Phade protected her fiercely, once breaking the arm of a threatening boy. She regretted not killing him... for he taunted them later in life. She found Eyara in the Venomous Swamp, her secluded retreat from the world she despised. Eyara and Phade sparred to see how their skills compared after so many years... OPPONENT(S): Eyara ARENA: Venomous Swamps STIPULATIONS: Hit the enemy team 50 times before they do the same! NEXT CHAPTER(S): Trapped Mouse ++++++++++++++++++ 7C. CONVICT CLUES ++++++++++++++++++ Guards rushed to capture Phade, part two of Corath's trap it seemed... She ran from one door to the next as each opened to reveal troops of men armed with halberds and good armor. Phade was trapped... Shackled legs, cuffed arms, gloved hands, and muzzled, Phade was led by a leather leash to a prison coach... and delivered to the Prisons of Akrowla. As the guards unloaded her, a fierce thunderous clap of thunder rumbled... not from above... but from the pits of jail. The Earth shook and blood rained down from the sky... Terrorized the guards fled... They left Phade alone, and she ran deep into the jail where she found keys to unlock her bonds... Soon there was no one left, save for a brute in cell number 21. Phade opened his door to query the hulking man, but he struck at her! OPPONENT(S): 21 ARENA: Prisons of Akrowla STIPULATIONS: Defeat All. NEXT CHAPTER(S): Missed Foes ++++++++++++++++++++ 7D. INFERNAL FAMILY ++++++++++++++++++++ Phade, disturbed by anything she cannot kill, journeyed to Eyara to tell her what happened. Eyara suggested she go and find jinn in the Lower Darklands, for if a demon was afoot it would be there. She found Jinn in the volcanic region of Barbaria. Jinn hissed that her pupil Phade learned well how to kill and torture without remorse... She said Phade would make an excellent demon, were she not damned to torment instead. She reminded Phade that it was she who played with fire that burned her parents alive, not a faulty fireplace as she would tell the world... Phade's lip quivered; she bit down on it and screamed as she charged the demon! OPPONENT(S): Jinn ARENA: Lower Darklands STIPULATIONS: Your enemy is very strong! Beware! NEXT CHAPTER(S): Inner Struggle +++++++++++++++++ 8A. LOST FRIENDS +++++++++++++++++ Her conscience weighing heavily on her, Phade traveled to her old friend Eyara. Eyara was, in fact, Phade's only friend... ever. They were both outcasts had both lost their parents to burning home, and they stood up for each other as children. She went to find Eyara in her home within the Venomous Swamp. Phade called to Eyara when she saw her friend. Eyara's eyes were disapproving and judgmental. She came to fight Phade! OPPONENT(S): Eyara ARENA: Spider's Lair STIPULATIONS: Win consecutive rounds against the enemy! Your life will not regenerate between rounds! NEXT CHAPTER(S): Unforgiven ++++++++++++++++++ 8B. TRAPPED MOUSE ++++++++++++++++++ Phade moved quietly in the shadows of the Lower Darklands as she circled Zaugg's apprentice, Corath. He had summoned the Narakan Hells to send their spawn after her, and now he would suffer a horrible death. She studied him as she lurked in the darkness. A light purple aura surrounded his skin. It was a brighter shade than the purple haze that permeated the air around a pillar with electricity arcing across its surface that stood defiantly near Corath. She felt it was time. Phade jumped into action against Corath. OPPONENT(S): Corath ARENA: Lower Darklands STIPULATIONS: Destroy the Obelisk! NEXT CHAPTER(S): Finale ++++++++++++++++ 8C. MISSED FOES ++++++++++++++++ The heart of darkness typical to Phade was not without its weak points. She retreated to the Lost Fortress of Skurlok, far away in the Arctic Mountains. She recalled being a little girl, just turned 8 years old. Her parents were kind people of modest means, living in the old city of Rezz. There was an argument she remembered, for she was never given the chance to say she was sorry... She had stolen a slice of pie which she denied and her mother scolded her. Phade was only 8, she remembered angrily. That night their home burned to the ground; they said the fireplace was faulty. Her mother and father died in the flames, trapped within their bedroom chambers. Phade narrowly escaped herself, coughing as she did. Phade cried... Her sob was broken by a demon attacking her! OPPONENT(S): Jinn ARENA: Prisons of Akrowla STIPULATIONS: Your enemy is very strong! Beware! NEXT CHAPTER(S): Paid In Blood +++++++++++++++++++ 8D. INNER STRUGGLE +++++++++++++++++++ Phade sat down to rest. She had killed so much of late, more than even her cold heart could accept. She leaned back and closed her eyes. She heard a voice, "Phade...Phade...fade away..." Phade opened her eyes and found herself in the Prisons of Akrowla. A pillar arcing with electricity next to herself!? This nemesis Phade had a light purple aura around her... and the air everywhere was filled with a purple haze. The nemesis attacked! OPPONENT(S): Phade ARENA: Prisons of Akrowla STIPULATIONS: Destroy the Obelisk! NEXT CHAPTER(S): Finale +++++++++++++++ 9A. UNFORGIVEN +++++++++++++++ Phade sighed heavily as she walked south to find, she hoped, rest in the Lower Darklands. She observed a faint purple haze in the air, and as she drew closer to the core of the haze she saw none other than Corath! As if by destiny, she'd wandered into the foul wizard that set her on this course of despair that imbalanced Barbaria. Phade decided to restore balance and kill Corath too! ...As she moved in for the attack she saw a light purple aura surrounding him. Near him was a pillar with electricity arcing all about its surface... Phade got close and attacked from the shadows! OPPONENT(S): Corath ARENA: Lower Darklands STIPULATIONS: Destroy the Obelisk! NEXT CHAPTER(S): Finale ++++++++++++++++++ 9B. PAID IN BLOOD ++++++++++++++++++ Phade's emotions were strong, usually suppresses by her powerful will. She hated herself, for all the pain she'd suffered and delivered. She was who she was... a master assassin, a professional killer! Phade decided this Corath would die a most heinous death for his role in this play called life... She found him in the Lower Darklands next to a pillar that was surrounded by electrical arcs and a purple haze. Corath glowed, covered in a light purple aura... OPPONENT(S): Corath ARENA: Lower Darklands STIPULATIONS: Destroy the Obelisk! NEXT CHAPTER(S): Finale +++++++++++ 10. FINALE +++++++++++ Phade had never seen such an awful way to die as what befell Corath. Tapping into such corrupting magic, as he did, clearly cost him his eternal soul. Like a cat, Phade wondered where this magical portal might lead. She stepped cautiously through the gate, finding herself on a stone bridge far above a tiny island somewhere in the Dead Sea. Before her stood a giant stone golem, steam pouring from its joints. It turned its head toward her and spoke... I am Zaugg, master assassin Phade. You are the most deadly I have seen, almost unhindered by emotional frailty. What emotions you have, you suppress... It has been enjoyable to watch your exploits. But I ask how you dare confront me? The gods fear me, and so should you... Do you know who I am? I am Zaugg!!! OPPONENT(S): Zaugg ARENA: ? STIPULATIONS: Defeat Zaugg! ===================== 21, ORPHANED PRISONER ===================== WEAPONS: Circular Rock (bound to hand) and Bare Hand ------- COMBOS: ------- WEAK: Square, Square, Square. STRONG: Triangle, Triangle, Triangle. QUICK: Square, Triangle, Square, Square, Square. POPUP: Triangle, Square, Square, Square, Square, Square. PUSHBACK: Square, Triangle, Triangle, Triangle, Triangle. STUN: Triangle, Square, Triangle, Triangle. MAGIC: Triangle, Triangle, Square, Square. LEAK: Square, Square, Triangle, Triangle. ------------- RUNE ATTACKS: ------------- COMBO RUNE ([]): "NO PAIN." 21 will flex his muscles and will charge with rage. He will also glow a bright orange. During this time, if 21 is attacked, he will lose energy but he will not be knocked off balance and will be able to dish out a combo of his own at any time. This attack is good for attackers who will not let up. So flail away with those big arms! Press the R2 Button to release the attack. THROW RUNE (U): "UNBLOCKABLE." 21 will clasp his hands together and will be surrounded by a bright yellow aura. During this time, 21's attacks will become unblockable so pound your attacker(s) into oblivion. Press the R2 Button to release the attack. OBJECT RUNE (X): 21 will raise his rock bound hand and smash it into the ground and the result will be a circular earthquake that will knock any nearby opponents off their feet. This attack is best utilized when there are two or more attackers in striking distance for it will knock them over for a brief period of time. Press the R2 Button to release the attack. COUNTER RUNE (/\): "MAXIMUM CHARGE." 21 will smash his fists together and from the shoulders up will glow with a fiery yellow aura. During this time, all of 21's magical attacks will be fully charged. Throw as many meteors as you can at all those who oppose you during this short amount of time. Press the R2 Button to release the attack. +++++++++ 21's Tale +++++++++ (1) ============ FREE AT LAST ============ + ++++++++++++++++++++++ + + (2A.) (2B.) ================= ============= FREEDOM OF CHOICE BIRTH RECORDS ================= ============= + + + +++++++++++++++++++ + + + (3A.) (3B.) (3C.) =================== ========== =========== SHACKLES OF HISTORY LOST YOUTH +<+ WASTED TIME =================== ========== =========== + + + (4A.) (4B.) (4C.) ================= ============ ============ DEFINING THOUGHTS HOPES DASHED REFUSED HELP ================= ============ ============ + + + ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ + + + + + + (5A.) (5B.) (5C.) (5D.) ========= =============== ============= =========== ASSASSINS POISONED HEARTS PAINFUL TRUTH SEALED FATE ========= =============== ============= =========== + + + + (6A.) (6B.) (6C.) (6D.) =========== ============= ========= =============== SERENDIPIDY LANCED WOUNDS DEAD SURE HORRIFIC SIGHTS =========== ============= ========= =============== + + + + + (7A.) (7B.) + + (7C.) ============= ============= + + ======== BURNING TRUTH NARAKAN GUARD +++++++++++++++++ SURVIVOR ============= ============= ======== + + + + + +++++++++++++++++++ + + + + (8A.) + (8B.) (8C.) ================= + ========== ========= CLONED OPPOSITION +++++++++++++++++ SCAVENGING DESPERATE ================= ========== ========= + + + (9A.) (9B.) (9C.) ============= ========= =============== WIZARD'S BANE SURVEYING FALSE JUDGEMENT ============= ========= =============== + + + (10A) (10B) (10C) ====== =========== =========== FINALE DEMON GUARD +++<+++ GREEN PEACE ====== =========== =========== + (TO Cloned Opposition) ++++++++++++++++ 1. FREE AT LAST ++++++++++++++++ the gong echoes throughout the prison, a warning to abandon the Prisons of Akrowla. Wars came and passed, disasters befell Barbaria, and plagues swept over the lands... and never had the ancient gong been used. A cataclysm had happened, and the guards fled Akrowla with abandon... they left their possessions and just left... Inmates were freed to escape the deep prison confines, even those far below the Earth near the volcanic lake that heated the aged prison. Soon only the creaking sounds of the settling jail could be heard... Then it was silent. The behemoth and naturally strong inmate in cell #21 was alone, totally alone. He waited, as he always had... and waited... and waited. Days passed, and then his cell door opened. A zombie stood in the jail doorway. I am Stitch, he said... and you 21, are dead! OPPONENT(S): Stitch ARENA: Prisons of Akrowla STIPULATIONS: Defeat All. NEXT CHAPTER(S): Freedom of Choice or Birth Records ++++++++++++++++++++++ 2A. FREEDOM OF CHOICE ++++++++++++++++++++++ 21's eyes hurt from the sunlight, a pain that felt good to the giant man. He'd not seen the light of day since... a long time ago. He'd been locked in his cell for so very long... exactly how long he did not know. He could remember, faintly, memories of playing at a beach as a child... years, maybe decades ago... He wasn't even 10 years old...then. 21 had no name. the guards called him by his cell number, and that was now who he was. "21." The undead man, Stitch, seemed to know who he was. 21 decided to track this Stitch, and found him in the Underground Sewers. Imploring Stitch to tell him what he knew of his life, Stitch laughed... Enraged by Stitch's defiance, 21 charged! OPPONENT(S): Stitch ARENA: Underground Sewers STIPULATIONS: Defeat All. NEXT CHAPTER(S): Shackles of History ++++++++++++++++++ 2B. BIRTH RECORDS ++++++++++++++++++ Thinking on who he was, 21 conceived the noble of Shorestone Castle would have record of his birth. He remembered tales of great warriors of justice who hailed from the legendary fortress, and so headed northeast to the Citadel. The castle, set on the stony shores of the Dead Sea was aged and broken. It endured many wars over time. 21 was met by an attractive barbarian woman named Keela. She told 21 to prove his strength before the court of Argos... They fought! OPPONENT(S): Keela ARENA: Shorestone Castle STIPULATIONS: Hit the enemy 50 times before they do the same! NEXT CHAPTER(S): Lost Youth and Wasted Time ++++++++++++++++++++++++ 3A. SHACKLES OF HISTORY ++++++++++++++++++++++++ 21 traveled north, wandering the shores of solitude, passing his old prison home. He kept going north, forever north. He crossed the Streppes of Skurlok and hiding in an old vessel stowed his way across the Foreboding Channel. From the old city of Rezz, 21 went east to the Glacial reefs near the Isle of Icylian... Finally, he found Shipwreck waters. A spectral figure, seeing 21, drifted on the wind towards him... and raising a mighty sword enraged! OPPONENT(S): Magnus and 1 thug ARENA: Shipwreck Waters STIPULATIONS: Defeat All. NEXT CHAPTER(S): Defining Thoughts +++++++++++++++ 3B. LOST YOUTH +++++++++++++++ Into the northern lands lumbered 21, into the snowbound region of Skurlok. The cold wind bit at him, his fingers turning numb. Ascending higher into the frigid mountains, 21 wondered who would live so far from everyone and everything... The exertion even made 21 feel old. He spent so many years in a cell... He reached the shattered fortress, where a man wielding an axe attacked! OPPONENT(S): Dagan ARENA: Lost Fortress of Skurlok STIPULATIONS: Defeat All. NEXT CHAPTER(S): Hopes Dashed ++++++++++++++++ 3C. WASTED TIME ++++++++++++++++ Wasting his time with this woman, Keela, was enough. He would waste no more time seeing this Dagan too. 21 had not forgotten that the undead man, Stitch, came after him by name. He must know who he was, and that information was precisely what 21 wanted. 21 learned from a ranger near Mt. Krag that he could find Stitch within the Underground Sewers. Upon seeing 21, Stitch looked afraid... 21 held no mercy for him an attacked! OPPONENT(S): Stitch ARENA: Underground Sewers STIPULATIONS: Defeat All. NEXT CHAPTER(S): Refused Help or Lost Youth ++++++++++++++++++++++ 4A. DEFINING THOUGHTS ++++++++++++++++++++++ Leaving the glacial burial ground of the fated Magnus, 21 sought the recluse barbarian known as Dagan in the Lost Fortress of Skurlok. He found Dagan, kneeling before his wife's recently dug grave. Surprised by 21, Dagan turned and fought! OPPONENT(S): Dagan ARENA: Lost Fortress of Skurlok STIPULATIONS: Defeat All. NEXT CHAPTER(S): Assassins or Poisoned Hearts +++++++++++++++++ 4B. HOPES DASHED +++++++++++++++++ Following Dagan's tip, 21 left the frozen wastelands of Skurlok into the jungles of Barbaria. He came across the Forgotten Ruins, where he was told Stitch and his master, Magnus, might be found. Instead he encountered a ferocious ape, Mongo, who leapt from the bushes with a snarl... They fought! OPPONENT(S): Mongo ARENA: The Forgotten Ruins STIPULATIONS: The enemy regenerate life! Play offensively to claim victory! NEXT CHAPTER(S): Painful Truth +++++++++++++++++ 4C. REFUSED HELP +++++++++++++++++ Deciding to seek rest in the Forgotten Ruins, 21 fell asleep. He heard the singing of children, laughter, and then the searing sound of infernal heat and cries of agony! His eyes opened wide from his nightmare, only to find a demon looking down into his face, fire reflecting in her black pool eyes from flame dancing upon her arms and body. She jumped, as a cat, into an attack stance... OPPONENT(S): Jinn ARENA: The Forgotten Ruins STIPULATIONS: Defeat All. NEXT CHAPTER(S): Sealed Fate ++++++++++++++ 5A. ASSASSINS ++++++++++++++ 21's nights were haunted by dreams of childhood laughter broken with clashing swords and bolts striking soldiers down. He felt he was remembering... something. An elderly man, dressed in robes, came upon the resting 21. He seemed at peace, though soon 21 recognized he was blind. The man told 21 that it was not what one sees that tells him what is there, but what one feels. If 21 felt murder was within him, he should seek those who kill... 21 traveled to the Spider's Lair, home of Assassins, thinking that his blind visitor was a divine gift of direction... He encountered the assassin Phade who attacked the intruding 21! OPPONENT(S): Phade ARENA: Spider's Lair STIPULATIONS: Defeat All. NEXT CHAPTER(S): Serendipity ++++++++++++++++++++ 5B. POISONED HEARTS ++++++++++++++++++++ Dagan's words to 21, of creating himself free of past history, appealed to him. 21's dream would not let him free, however. His nights remained tormented and restless. He sought solitude in the Forgotten Ruins, where the assassin Phade ambushed him. OPPONENT(S): Phade ARENA: Forgotten Ruins STIPULATIONS: You have been poisoned! Defeat the enemy before you perish! NEXT CHAPTER(S): Lanced Wounds ++++++++++++++++++ 5C. PAINFUL TRUTH ++++++++++++++++++ Without answers, 21, continued south in the direction Mongo told him. The jungles turned to deep forest and then to swamps, snakes and creatures lurked everywhere in the murky region. A green lady jumped before 21 with great speed! She told 21 her name was Eyara and that she guarded the land from those who would defile it... She told him to live, for he was intruding in a sanctuary. 21 did not turn, and Eyara attacked! OPPONENT(S): Eyara ARENA: Venomous Swamp STIPULATIONS: Defeat All. NEXT CHAPTER(S): Dead Sure ++++++++++++++++ 5D. SEALED FATE ++++++++++++++++ Resigned to some destined talk with Dagan of Dolok, 21 traveled to the Arctic Lands of Skurlok to the Lost Fortress. As he arrived, 21 heard the clash of steel. Upon entering, 21 witnesses Dagan fall at the hands of Magnus, lord of the undead. His mighty two-handed sword cleaved Dagan from shoulder to side. Magnus turned on 21, seeking his next victim. OPPONENT(S): Magnus ARENA: Lost Fortress of Skurlok STIPULATIONS: Defeat All. NEXT CHAPTER(S): Horrific Sights ++++++++++++++++ 6A. SERENDIPITY ++++++++++++++++ 21, still without knowledge of who he was, headed east towards the Sea of Cordene, but came upon a vicious ape within the Forgotten Ruins. It was Mongo, a beast reputed to have the strength of ten men! It growled at 21 and then charged to attack! OPPONENT(S): Mongo ARENA: The Forgotten Ruins STIPULATIONS: Defeat All. NEXT CHAPTER(S): Burning Truth ++++++++++++++++++ 6B. LANCED WOUNDS ++++++++++++++++++ His heart pounded from despair and a sense of loss he could not explain fell over him. 21 was happier being the purpose for so many guards within his old home, the Prison of Akrowla. Even that was taken from him now. Fleeing to hide within the lonely Venomous Swamps, 21 encountered Eyara, the defender of nature. She attacked 21, telling him his intrusion into her sanctuary would be punished! OPPONENT(S): Eyara ARENA: Venomous Swamp STIPULATIONS: Defeat All. NEXT CHAPTER(S): Narakan Guard ++++++++++++++ 6C. DEAD SURE ++++++++++++++ Running south into the volcanic land of the Lower Darklands, 21 was not following the words of Eyara. With abandon he came upon Stitch and Magnus, whom hearing his approach for some time were ready for battle! OPPONENT(S): Magnus and Stitch ARENA: Lower Darklands STIPULATIONS: Defeat All. NEXT CHAPTER(S): Narakan Guard ++++++++++++++++++++ 6D. HORRIFIC SIGHTS ++++++++++++++++++++ Tracking Dagan's undead body to the murky Shipwreck Waters was easy for 21, for the living dead Dagan moved without care of detection. Dagan looked upon 21 with a twisted smile and with a sadistic grin approached. OPPONENT(S): Dagan and 2 thugs ARENA: Shipwreck Waters STIPULATIONS: Defeat All. NEXT CHAPTER(S): Narakan Guard or Survivor ++++++++++++++++++ 7A. BURNING TRUTH ++++++++++++++++++ Following the faded map within the book found in the Forgotten Ruins, he navigated his way along the Shoreline of the Inlet of Freya until he came to the beaches bordering the Oceans of Darkness. Carefully he followed directions to the east until the land itself erupted with volcanic geysers and flowed rivers of molten rock... He was in the Lower Darklands. Heading inland, Northward deeper into the hellish landscape, 21 encountered a dark skinned demonic woman with flaming skin! The demon leapt at him like a cat on its prey without warning! OPPONENT(S): Jinn and 3 thugs ARENA: Lower Darklands STIPULATIONS: Defeat All. NEXT CHAPTER(S): Cloned Opposition ++++++++++++++++++ 7B. NARAKAN GUARD ++++++++++++++++++ 21, bolted upright, covered in sweat from a nightmare so real he knew it was a memory of his past. He saw a woman crying, his mother he thought. Consumed by rats and covered in spiders was a man, his father. Through the eyes of a child, 21 watched the parents tortured and killed. Then all was black, and 21 trembled in horror. He was that child, the one whose parents were murdered. With abandon, the tormented 21 leapt to his feet and traveled without rest to the Spider's Lair where his nightmare took place! The foul den smelled of carrion, disease, and pungent fungus... An odd sulfuric stench struck 21's nostrils when Jinn, a demon from Naraka, charged from the darkness! OPPONENT(S): Jinn ARENA: Spider's Lair STIPULATIONS: Win consecutive rounds against the enemy! Your life will not regenerate between rounds! NEXT CHAPTER(S): Cloned Opposition +++++++++++++ 7C. SURVIVOR +++++++++++++ Wondering always who he was, 21 despaired thinking that an assassin had murdered his parents. How old was he now, and how old was he when they died at Phade's hands? He returned to his once home, the Prisons of Akrowla, and found the foul Phade searching for something... Enraged he attacked! OPPONENT(S): Phade ARENA: Prisons of Akrowla STIPULATIONS: You have been poisoned! Defeat the enemy before you perish! NEXT CHAPTER(S): Scavenging or Desperate ++++++++++++++++++++++ 8A. CLONED OPPOSITION ++++++++++++++++++++++ 21 wondered why were the Prisons of Akrowla abandoned when they were? Why did they leave him and save so many other prisoners? Why was he, a nobody, singled out to rot in the Prisons to die? What if that Stitch had not come to kill him? ...He might well be dead, starved in his cell, cell #21. 21's mind spun in circles and when he thought he could think no more... he, 21, tapped him on the shoulder... But this was not himself, it was some kind of alter ego, a sinister 21! OPPONENT(S): 21 ARENA: Training Grounds STIPULATIONS: Beware! Your enemy is very strong! NEXT CHAPTER(S): Wizard's Bane +++++++++++++++ 8B. SCAVENGING +++++++++++++++ The ocean flowed in and out across the beautiful beach near the glistening shores just north of the bay of clans, seagulls calling to each other flying overhead. Children played in the sand, one young ten year old boy proud of his sand castle and calling for others to see his masterpiece. Riders appeared on the horizon carrying the standard of the assassin's guild. They rode in, blades coming down upon their unarmed victims. A mighty horse clad in barding smashed the sand castle with its hoof... 21 woke with a scream... another bad dream... 21 had heard the assassin's guild shared refuge with the thieves, guild with the Spider's Lair during his long stay with Akrowla. He decided to go there to find information... He was surprised to find a huge ape ripping the place apart... It saw 21 and attacked! OPPONENT(S): Mongo ARENA: Spider's Lair STIPULATIONS: The enemy regenerate life! Play offensively to claim victory! NEXT CHAPTER(S): Surveying ++++++++++++++ 8C. DESPERATE ++++++++++++++ 21 kept running, always running ever since his fleeing the Prisons of Akrowla. He took pause and wondered where he was running to, for he knew so little of the world of Barbaria. He knew nothing of himself, not even his name. The assassin Phade said she murdered her parents when he was a boy... why? What made him important enough to live? His head ached with thinking too much and he walked... and walked... He was nearing Shorestone Castle, where he was accosted by the monstrous ape, Mongo! OPPONENT(S): Mongo and 3 thugs ARENA: Shorestone Castle STIPULATIONS: Defeat All. NEXT CHAPTER(S): False Judgment ++++++++++++++++++ 9A. WIZARD'S BANE ++++++++++++++++++ After a long trek to the Land of Desolation, 21 finally met the wizard warrior Corath. This was the man who wished him dead. 21 ran openly to him, hysterically crying out "Why!? Why all of this!? I never did anything!!!!??? Why!?" Corath, coldly told 21 that he was the only one that could stop his master, the arch mage Zaugg, and that was unacceptable. He pointed to a pillar, pulsing with divine energy. He grinned and said that he and his master were one with Barbaria now, and they could not die... 21 was too late! 21 screamed as he attacked! OPPONENT(S): Corath ARENA: Land of Desolation STIPULATIONS: Destroy the Obelisk! NEXT CHAPTER(S): Finale ++++++++++++++ 9B. SURVEYING ++++++++++++++ Mongo saw 21 as a friend and led him to Eyara, where she surveyed the land. Eyara told 21 that he needed to learn more of combat and magic, and so they practiced in combat... OPPONENT(S): Eyara and 2 thugs ARENA: Venomous Swamps STIPULATIONS: Defeat All. NEXT CHAPTER(S): Demon Guard +++++++++++++++++++ 9C. FALSE JUDGMENT +++++++++++++++++++ So much misdirection filled 21 that he made the decision to seek the den of thieves that housed the assassin Phade. Perhaps he would find some clue about his dead parents there. He had heard tales that an old lair of giant spiders was home to the thieves' guild, and so he traveled to the Spider's Lair. 21 had only entered the foul den when he saw Princess Keela. She drew her sword against him. She charged him for the murder of Dagan of the Clan Dolok, and sentenced him to death! OPPONENT(S): Keela ARENA: Spider's Lair STIPULATIONS: Defeat All. NEXT CHAPTER(S): Green Peace ++++++++++++ 10A. FINALE ++++++++++++ With Corath slain and the Pillar of Corruption destroyed, only a swirling red portal of light offered hope to find this arch wizard Zaugg. 21 knew little of this wizard and certainly knew nothing of this red portal and where it might lead. His life was pre-ordained it seemed, always someone else deciding his future. Today, 21 decided, would be his day! The hulking man ran and jumped head first into the light! On the other side, 21 saw me. I am Zaugg, orphaned child of prophecy. I planned your parents suffering and death, your witness to it, your incarceration, your very ruined and tormented mind! I mad you, 21... if that is what you call yourself. I did it all for you to suffer, for I know who you really are! When the gods themselves fear me, what makes you think yourself able to even hurt me!? I am Zaugg!!! OPPONENT(S): Zaugg ARENA: ? STIPULATIONS: Defeat Zaugg! +++++++++++++++++ 10B. DEMON GUARD +++++++++++++++++ Heavy hot air filled 21's lungs, making him feel ill. During a moment of heavily coughing, the nimble demon Jinn strolled confidently into view. She told 21 that the day to prove himself worthy was at hand, for either she would be slain and sent back to Naraka or he would die and Barbaria would fall as its last hero failed. Jinn attacked! OPPONENT(S): Jinn ARENA: Spider's Lair STIPULATIONS: Defeat All. NEXT CHAPTER(S): Cloned opposition +++++++++++++++++ 10C. GREEN PEACE +++++++++++++++++ Feeling threatened by everyone of Barbaria for things he did not do and judged for actions he was innocent of, 21 wanted to escape everyone and everything. He sought the solitude of the Venomous Swamps, but even there he could find no peace. Eyara, nature's protector, emerged and attacked him as an invader! OPPONENT(S): Eyara ARENA: Venomous Swamp STIPULATIONS: Defeat All. NEXT CHAPTER(S): Demon Guard ========================= MONGO, TRANSFORMED MONKEY ========================= WEAPONS: Bare Hands ------- COMBOS: ------- WEAK: Square, Square, Square. STRONG: Triangle, Triangle, Triangle. QUICK: Square, Triangle, Triangle, Triangle, Triangle. POPUP: Triangle, Square, Triangle, Triangle, Triangle, Triangle. PUSHBACK: Square, Square, Triangle, Triangle, Triangle. STUN: Square, Triangle, Square, Square. MAGIC: Triangle, Square, Square, Square, Square. LEAK: Triangle, Triangle, Square, Square. ------------- RUNE ATTACKS: ------------- COMBO RUNE ([]): "RUN SPEED." Mongo will hulk up and will produce green aura trails as he runs and attacks. During this time, Mongo is able to move twice the speed when running or attacking. Use this time to pull off quick and fierce combo against slower opponents. Press the R2 Button to release the attack. THROW RUNE (U): Mongo will crawl up into a ball and start spinning. Use this attack and control Mongo manually when facing off against multiple opponents as you leave white aura trails behind. Good for juggling an opponent in the air several times as well. Basically, Mongo becomes the bowling ball and the attackers are the pins! Press the R2 Button to release the attack. OBJECT RUNE (X): Mongo will raise his bare hands and smash them into the ground and the result will be a circular green earthquake that will knock any nearby opponents off their feet. This is a great attack to use when you are totally surrounded. Press the R2 Button to release the attack. COUNTER RUNE (/\): Mongo will raise his arms into the sky and will produce a vacuum of debris from the ground where he stands. Any enemy who approaches will be sucked into it and slammed into the ground. This is efficiently used against multiple attackers. Press the R2 Button to release the attack. ++++++++++++ Mongo's Life ++++++++++++ (1) =========== BASIC NEEDS =========== + +++++++++++++++++++++ + + (2A.) (2B.) =========== ========= WORLDS AWAY RANSACKED =========== ========= + + (3A.) (3B.) =============== ============= TO LIVE FOREVER SCARED PEOPLE =============== ============= + + (4A.) (4B.) ============= ===== EASTERN RULES CAGED ============= ===== + + + ++++++++++++++++++ + + + (5A.) (5B.) (5C.) ============= ================= ========== WRONFUL DEATH NATURE'S GUARDIAN HIDING OUT ============= ================= ========== + + + +++++++++++++++++++++++ + + + + + + (6A.) (6B.) (6C.) (6D.) =================== =========== ========== ========== SEARCHING FOR PROOF BLIND FAITH SAD LOSSES THE LONELY =================== =========== ========== ========== + + + + (7A.) (7B.) (7C.) (7D.) ============ ====== ================ ============= PLEADED CASE JUDGED REDEEMING ACTION UNDEAD FREAKS ============ ====== ================ ============= + + + + + + ++++++++++++++++++ + + + + + + (8A.) (8B.) (8C.) (8D.) =============== ============ ================ ============= AVENGING FATHER SEEKING HELP PLEASING ROYALTY SUNKEN HEARTS =============== ============ ================ ============= + + + + (9A.) (9B.) (9C.) + ============= ========== ============== + FALLEN ANGELS FRIENDLESS BAD INFLUENCES +++++++++++ ============= ========== ============== + + + (10A) (10B) (10C) ========== ======== ================ DARK TIDES HOPELESS SOMETHING WICKED ========== ======== ================ + + + (11.) ====== + + FINALE +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ====== +++++++++++++++ 1. BASIC NEEDS +++++++++++++++ Mongo was hungry, he stomach rumbled. He looked at the bush of sweet berries and saw their stems had turned black... and two dead birds lay below. They had become poisonous. What there was to eat, Mongo ate. Nothing remained to sustain Mongo's huge size. He worried... Mongo thought he would have to leave his pleasant home in the jungle in the Forgotten Ruins. A man, so hurt that his entire chest was sewn up with threads, saw Mongo and attacked him! OPPONENT(S): Stitch ARENA: Forgotten Ruins STIPULATIONS: Defeat All. NEXT CHAPTER(S): World's Away or Ransacked +++++++++++++++++ 2A. WORLD'S AWAY +++++++++++++++++ Fleeing south, deep into the Venomous Swamps went Mongo. He was scared. He saw himself as a small monkey that could be hurt by most anything... He did not see himself as the big powerful ape he was. A green woman emerged from a bush and Mongo, scared, attacked her! OPPONENT(S): Eyara ARENA: Venomous Swamp STIPULATIONS: Defeat All. NEXT CHAPTER(S): To Live Forever ++++++++++++++ 2B. RANSACKED ++++++++++++++ Mongo ran so far that he lost where he was. He found a dank lair of murk and shadows... He descended into the Spider's Lair where he found the home of someone. He was hungry and searched all over for food, making a mess of the place. Phade returned home and found the ape making a mess of the place. Phade returned home and found the ape making ruin of her home and, enraged, attacked! OPPONENT(S): Phade ARENA: Spider's Lair STIPULATIONS: Defeat All. NEXT CHAPTER(S): Scared People ++++++++++++++++++++ 3A. TO LIVE FOREVER ++++++++++++++++++++ Mongo wandered south from the Venomous Swamp after beating Eyara, but he came upon a trap within the canopy covered woeful forest... A huge spiked ball fell from a tree, suspended by a rope... It swung down and slammed into Mongo, killing him... Time passed... Mongo's hands twitched... Life returned to him. His eyes opened suddenly, in shock... Mongo was alive! From the void of the dead Mongo came back! Scared, but happy to be alive, Mongo ran southward into the Lower Darklands until he came upon a dark skinned demon! Jinn hissed that the stupid ape did not realize his own immortality... but she said she knew how to kill him permanently and torture his soul throughout eternity... She attacked! OPPONENT(S): Jinn ARENA: Lower Darklands STIPULATIONS: You have been poisoned! Defeat the enemy before you perish! NEXT CHAPTER(S): Eastern Rules ++++++++++++++++++ 3B. SCARED PEOPLE ++++++++++++++++++ Mongo thought maybe people would help him and went to the capital of Argos, Shorestone Castle. People screamed as he neared, but they could not understand the sounds of the ape. He was stopped by Princess Keela, a powerful warrior who drew her sword and raised her shield to slay him! OPPONENT(S): Keela and 2 thugs ARENA: Shorestone Castle STIPULATIONS: Defeat All. NEXT CHAPTER(S): Caged ++++++++++++++++++ 4A. EASTERN RULES ++++++++++++++++++ Hearing the words of the demon, Mongo set out for the Land of Desolation. He thought a demon master must be powerful and he might tell him why he looked like an ape when really he was a little monkey. He found the man called Corath, master of the demon... but Corath attacked him! OPPONENT(S): Corath ARENA: Land of Desolation STIPULATIONS: Defeat All. NEXT CHAPTER(S): Wrongful Death ++++++++++ 4B. CAGED ++++++++++ Mongo was locked within the Prisons of Akrowla and felt it was wrong. He lamented his lost freedom and remembered wandering the pretty lands of Barbaria as a little monkey... He decided he would not lay imprisoned for defending himself... the door opened as a guard brought him food. Mongo grabbed him and threw him into the cell, locking the door as he left! He found a gruff and strong man, calling himself 21, on his way out and they fought! OPPONENT(S): 21 and 1 thug ARENA: Prisons of Akrowla STIPULATIONS: Defeat All. NEXT CHAPTER(S): Nature's Guardian or Hiding Out +++++++++++++++++++ 5A. WRONGFUL DEATH +++++++++++++++++++ Mongo's life was a roller coaster; he seemed to have no choice in where it went. He headed north to escape the world of the civilized until he ascended the glacial slopes of Skurlok. Finding the Lost Fortress, a strong warrior engaged him, declaring he was Dagan of the Clan Dolok! OPPONENT(S): Dagan ARENA: Lost Fortress of Skurlok STIPULATIONS: Defeat All. NEXT CHAPTER(S): Searching for Proof or Blind Faith ++++++++++++++++++++++ 5B. NATURE'S GUARDIAN ++++++++++++++++++++++ Fleeing south, deep into the Venomous Swamps went Mongo. He was scared. He saw himself as a small monkey that could be hurt by most anything... He did not see himself as the big powerful ape he was. A green woman emerged from a bush and Mongo, scared, attacked her! OPPONENT(S): Eyara ARENA: Venomous Swamp STIPULATIONS: The enemy regenerates life! Play offensively to claim victory! NEXT CHAPTER(S): Sad Losses +++++++++++++++ 5C. HIDING OUT +++++++++++++++ Mongo's life was a roller coaster; he seemed to have no choice in where it went. He headed north to escape the world of the civilized until he ascended the glacial slopes of Skurlok, finding the Lost Fortress, he thought to hide there, but a strong warrior engaged him, declaring he was Dagan of the Clan Dolok! OPPONENT(S): Dagan ARENA: Lost Fortress of Skurlok STIPULATIONS: Defeat All. NEXT CHAPTER(S): The Lonely ++++++++++++++++++++++++ 6A. SEARCHING FOR PROOF ++++++++++++++++++++++++ Mongo killed so much; everyone wanted to hurt him. He did not like to kill... and his actions did not go without notice. He encountered a group of soldiers that chased him, declaring that he was the murderous ape reported by many... He'd come upon the Spider's Lair of assassin, Phade. He remembered Dagan said Phade killed his wife... and he thought maybe if he could show those who hunted him that he did not kill everyone, maybe they would let him go... Mongo was naive, but his simple heart had hope... Phade did not appreciate the ape ripping her hide-away into shambles as he looked for evidence against her... and so she attacked! OPPONENT(S): Phade ARENA: Spider's Lair STIPULATIONS: Defeat All. NEXT CHAPTER(S): Pleaded Case ++++++++++++++++ 6B. BLIND FAITH ++++++++++++++++ Mongo felt bad for killing Dagan and the others, even if it was all in self defense. He went to the leader of Argos, Princess Keela, to seek forgiveness. He had barely entered Shorestone Castle when he was attacked by Keela herself, judging him the foul killer of innocents OPPONENT(S): Keela and 3 thugs ARENA: Shorestone Castle STIPULATIONS: Defeat All. NEXT CHAPTER(S): Judged +++++++++++++++ 6C. SAD LOSSES +++++++++++++++ Mongo's life was a roller coaster; he seemed to have no choice in where it went. He headed north to escape the world of the civilized until he ascended the glacial slopes of Skurlok. Finding the Lost Fortress, a strong warrior engaged him, declaring he was Dagan of the Clan Dolok! OPPONENT(S): Dagan ARENA: Lost Fortress of Skurlok STIPULATION(S): Defeat All. NEXT CHAPTER(S): Redeeming Action +++++++++++++++ 6D. THE LONELY +++++++++++++++ Fleeing south, deep into the Venomous Swamps went Mongo. He was scared. He saw himself as a small monkey that could be hurt by most anything... He did not see himself as the big powerful ape he was. A green woman emerged from a bush and Mongo, scared, attacked her! OPPONENT(S): Eyara ARENA: Venomous Swamp STIPULATIONS: Defeat All. NEXT CHAPTER(S): Undead Freaks +++++++++++++++++ 7A. PLEADED CASE +++++++++++++++++ Into Shorestone Castle entered Mongo, where he was met by Princess Keela of Argos. She would not hear his words or consider his evidence, for she saw he was a hideous beast of the forest... they fought! OPPONENT(S): Keela and 2 thugs ARENA: Shorestone Castle STIPULATIONS: Defeat All. NEXT CHAPTER(S): Avenging Father +++++++++++ 7B. JUDGED +++++++++++ Mongo was locked within the Prisons of Akrowla and felt it was wrong. He lamented his lost freedom and remembered wandering the pretty lands of Barbaria as a little monkey... He decided he would not lay imprisoned for defending himself... the door opened as a guard brought him food. Mongo grabbed him and threw him into the cell, locking the door as he left! He found a gruff and strong man, calling himself 21, on his way out and they fought! OPPONENT(S): 21 and 2 thugs ARENA: Prisons of Akrowla STIPULATIONS: Defeat All. NEXT CHAPTER(S): Seeking Help +++++++++++++++++++++ 7C. REDEEMING ACTION +++++++++++++++++++++ Into Shorestone Castle entered Mongo, where he was met by Princess Keela of Argos. She would not hear his words or consider his evidence, for she saw he was a hideous beast of the forest... they fought! OPPONENT(S): Keela and 2 thugs ARENA: Shorestone Castle STIPULATIONS: Defeat All. NEXT CHAPTER(S): Pleasing Royalty or Sunken Hearts ++++++++++++++++++ 7D. UNDEAD FREAKS ++++++++++++++++++ Mongo's dreams were haunted by images of the now dead Princess Keela. Her vision told him that her soul could not rest in peace until her father, the slain King of Argos was avenged, and that Mongo would suffer a curse if he did not atone for her murder. The phantom Keela commanded Mongo to find and slay the undead lord Magnus within Shipwreck Waters... Mongo did what the vision demanded... He attacked Magnus! OPPONENT(S): Magnus and 3 thugs ARENA: Shipwreck Waters STIPULATIONS: Defeat All. NEXT CHAPTER(S): Sunken Hearts ++++++++++++++++++++ 8A. AVENGING FATHER ++++++++++++++++++++ Mongo's dreams were haunted by images of the now dead Princess Keela. Within his dreams, her apparition told him that her soul could not rest in peace until her father, the slain King of Argos was avenged, and that Mongo would suffer a curse if he did not atone for his wild abandon murder of her before she exacted retribution upon the one responsible. The phantom Keela commanded Mongo to find and slay the undead lord Magnus within Shipwreck Waters... Mongo did what the vision demanded; he found Magnus and attacked! OPPONENT(S): Magnus and 3 thugs ARENA: Shipwreck Waters STIPULATIONS: Defeat All. NEXT CHAPTER(S): Fallen Allies +++++++++++++++++ 8B. SEEKING HELP +++++++++++++++++ When Mongo entered the dark lair of Phade, he found no one present. He began to search her home, thinking he might learn how she hid from Argos and its forces... Instead he made a mess of her home, and when she returned she was enraged and assaulted him! OPPONENT(S): Phade ARENA: Spider's Lair STIPULATIONS: You have been poisoned! Defeat the enemy before you perish! NEXT CHAPTER(S): Friendless +++++++++++++++++++++ 8C. PLEASING ROYALTY +++++++++++++++++++++ Mongo's dreams were haunted by images of the dead Princess Keela. Within his dreams, image told him that her soul could not rest in peace until her father, the slain King of Argos was avenged, and that Mongo would suffer a curse if he did not atone for his murdering her of her before she exacted retribution upon the one responsible. The phantom Keela commanded Mongo to find and slay the undead lord Magnus within Shipwreck Waters... Mongo did what the vision demanded; he found Magnus and they fought! OPPONENT(S): Magnus and 3 thugs ARENA: Shipwreck Waters STIPULATIONS: Defeat All. NEXT CHAPTER(S): Bad Influences ++++++++++++++++++ 8D. SUNKEN HEARTS ++++++++++++++++++ Mongo's heart was filled with remorse, for nothing lived long enough for him to know much less befriend. His rage trapped him in a world to be alone he thought. How could he control himself he wondered? He found himself fighting himself, caught within a demented world forged by magic. Although he knew not what sorcery wrought this spell, it was real. Mongo fought the twisted version of himself! OPPONENT(S): Mongo ARENA: Underground Sewers STIPULATIONS: Win consecutive rounds against the enemy! Your life will not regenerate between rounds! NEXT CHAPTER(S): Bad Influences ++++++++++++++++++ 9A. FALLEN ALLIES ++++++++++++++++++ Mongo returned to Shorestone Castle and entered the tomb of kings where he shed a tear before Princess Keela's sarcophagus. He put a white flower atop its stone lid and he prayed for her, hoping she could forgive him for his rash death of her. The demon Jinn had returned from mortal death and her fire burned bright, dancing across her flesh with the power of infernal heat! She laughed at Mongo and said Keela would have been his ally had he not slain her... and now he was doomed to die and burn in the Hells of Naraka! She told Mongo not to worry, for his torment would begin shortly... She attacked! OPPONENT(S): Jinn ARENA: Shorestone Castle STIPULATIONS: Your enemy is very strong! Beware! NEXT CHAPTER(S): Dark Ties +++++++++++++++ 9B. FRIENDLESS +++++++++++++++ Mongo went to hide in the Underground Sewers, but he found the man with a stitch closed chest he had killed long ago. The man, called Stitch, told Mongo that he was caught between the living and the dead... That he healed always back to existence... Mongo was scared and thought such a foul creature should die! OPPONENT(S): Stitch ARENA: Underground Sewers STIPULATIONS: Defeat All. NEXT CHAPTER(S): Hopeless +++++++++++++++++++ 9C. BAD INFLUENCES +++++++++++++++++++ Mongo sought escape from the world in the woeful forest, but he triggered a trap... A spiked ball fell from a tree, suspended by a rope... It swung down and slammed into Mongo, killing him instantly... Time passed... Mongo's hands twitched... Life returned to him. His eyes opened suddenly, in shock... Mongo lived! From the void of the dead Mongo came back! Scared, but happy to live, Mongo ran southward into the Lower Darklands until he came upon a dark skinned demon! Jinn hissed that the stupid ape did not realize his own immortality... but she said she knew how to kill him permanently and torture his soul throughout eternity... She attacked! OPPONENT(S): Jinn ARENA: Lower Darklands STIPULATIONS: You have been poisoned! Defeat the enemy before you perish! NEXT CHAPTER(S): Something Wicked +++++++++++++++ 10A. DARK TIES +++++++++++++++ Mongo tired of the demon Jinn's coming back from Naraka to plague him, he went to the Land of Desolation to kill her summoner... again! He found Corath next to a pillar that was encircled with arcing electricity. It pulsed with energy that made Mongo's hair stand on end... He felt it was evil and somehow knew it was the thing that poisoned the berries he liked so much and sapped the life from his world... He saw that it somehow brought Corath back from the dead... Mongo was of the land and he sensed this was very dark magic... He could feel it draw the tides of Naraka across the void between life and death into the mortal world... Mongo had to destroy it! OPPONENT(S): Corath ARENA: Land of Desolation STIPULATIONS: Destroy the Obelisk NEXT CHAPTER(S): Finale ++++++++++++++ 10B. HOPELESS ++++++++++++++ Mongo felt his life was assigned to him, that he'd made no decisions all this time... He ran and ran, never really making choices but following some pre-ordained plan. He thought maybe this Magnus could change his destiny by taking from him the curse of Bloodsong. When he reached Magnus he was saddened to find he proclaimed Bloodsong was his again, that he would cut it from the lifeless corpse of Mongo... Mongo saw a pillar that hummed with power, electricity arcing all around it. Mongo somehow knew it was evil and should be destroyed! Again, Mongo fought in self defense! OPPONENT(S): Magnus ARENA: Shipwreck Waters STIPULATIONS: Destroy the Obelisk! NEXT CHAPTER(S): Finale ++++++++++++++++++++++ 10C. SOMETHING WICKED ++++++++++++++++++++++ Mongo beat Jinn's life from her, leaving a pile of ash in her place. She simply disintegrated under his might. She spoke of her master, a wizard Corath that lived in the Land of Desolation. Mongo sought him there, where he found him next to a pillar that was encircled with arcing electricity. It pulsed with energy that made Mongo's hair stand on end... He felt it was evil and somehow knew it was the thing that poisoned the berries he tried to eat and sapped the life from his world... Mongo was of the land and he sensed this was very dark magic... He could feel it draw the tides of Naraka across the void between life and death into the mortal world... Mongo had to destroy it! He attacked Corath, hoping to reach and destroy the pillar! OPPONENT(S): Corath ARENA: Land of Desolation STIPULATION(S): Destroy the Obelisk! NEXT CHAPTER(S): Finale +++++++++++ 11. FINALE +++++++++++ Mongo's life was somehow destined he thought for all of these things... He was a little monkey that had become the great ape Mongo! He felt he had a purpose that was not yet fulfilled. He entered the red portal, for he sensed he should... He found himself on the other side atop a mighty stone bridge on an island far away... Before him stood a stone man... I spoke to him... Welcome Mongo, I greet thee. You have been fun to watch, little one. A little monkey you were... I watched you find Bloodsong and try to eat it... I watched you transform into the strong and potent ape you are now. You have killed so many and have found who you are... it is a shame you came to me after so much, for your life must now end. Do you know why the gods fear me, Mongo? It is because... I am Zaugg!!! OPPONENT(S): Zaugg! ARENA: ? STIPULATIONS: Defeat Zaugg! ============================= SCETION 11: ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS ============================= I would like to thank Gamefaqs.com for their continued support of my work and of all the other people who have contributed to their site. Also, I thank Titus for bringing out this gem of a game that probably half of the people out there haven't even heard of. Supposedly they are going to bring it to the X-Box so I wish them good luck with that endeavor. Otherwise, see you next guide...</p>