TLoS: Warlord Takeo Ch. 7Scar had a difficult time trying to keep up with the others. They had to wait for him on six seperate occasions and Zaroth was starting to lose patience. Takeo had wondered if there was some sort of injury that Scar had. It looked like it, because he kept left front paw up as if it was broken.
"What is wrong?" Takeo asked. The grey dragon looked up at him.
"Nothing, just sprained my ankle that's all." Scar winced as he try to set it back down, then he quickly pulled it back up. "The apes often tortured me to amuse themselves. My ankle hurts because they broke my legs and made me walk. Then they healed my wounds, but left my ankle in pain."
"We could fix it with those red crystals your kind is so fond of." Hunter suggested. "Problem is, I don't see any around."
"I won't slow anyone down, I promise." Scar said firmly. He set back to his limping while the others watched with conc
TLoS: Warlord Takeo Ch. 12"I need to leave. Hunter and Zaroth are no doubt waiting for me." Takeo told Ignitus as he was closing the bag he brought with him.TLoS: Warlord Takeo Ch. 122 years ago in Settings More Like This
"Very well. What should I tell the others?" Ignitus looked over to the other dragons. They were all at the table, eating meat, cheese and talking to each other about different things, like their childhoods or things they would like to do when the crisis is resolved.
"Tell them I left to explore the lands. It's not the full truth, but does include some of it." Takeo looked at the others as well, then back to Ignitus. "It'll do. I don't want them wanting to follow me around."
"Very well. Be safe Takeo." Ignitus said. Takeo nodded and went out the main doors of the Temple.
"Hey, where's he going?" Kiah asked as she watched him leave.
"Out. He's never really gotten a chance to explore the lands since he first got here and he wants to do so."
TLoS: Warlord Takeo Ch. 11Takeo and Relic walked slowly through the empty streets of Warfang. Most of the citizens were asleep, though there people occasionaly sitting in their houses and looking out the windows or preparing food inside. The bakers were up at this hour and their ovens released the sweet aroma of freshly baked bread and pastries. Relic smiled and kept sniffing at the air. It felt as if her nostrils had died and went to heaven.TLoS: Warlord Takeo Ch. 112 years ago in Settings More Like This
"That is wonderful..." she said, sniffing and closing her eyes, but keeping pace with the human. "I haven't smelled anything so good in such a long time."
Takeo looked at her inquistively. He realized that he no idea of how long she was in captivity.
"When did the apes capture you?" he asked.
"Oh, maybe about a month before I was rescued by your friends." The amber dragoness replied, opening her eyes and looking at Takeo. She seemed to have
TLoS: Warlord Takeo Ch. 9Takeo awoke from his sleep, his vision blurry and his head throbbing. It was very late as there were no lights coming from inside the Temple and outside the window, the stars were twinkling. He absent mindedly grabbed his Eviscerator and checked to see if it was loaded. After confirming, he felt a bit sheepish for having gotten into this habit of constant checks with the Eviscerator. He took off the upper layer of his leather clothing, leaving a white undershirt he wore with his normal uniform.TLoS: Warlord Takeo Ch. 93 years ago in Settings More Like This
Digging around in his backpack, he was shocked to see the food he and his other human cohorts had stolen from the pirate ship during their imprisonment had not molded or gone stale. He layed the food out on the table and sorted through it, finally grabbing some odd colored bread. He sniffed it, but smelled nothing wrong with it. He squeezed it and it crunched with the freshness of it coming out of the oven.&
TLoS: Warlord Takeo Ch. 5It wasn't long before Takeo and Hunter managed to see the remaining ape raiders. The two of them kept quiet and followed the group, maintaing a distance of around a hundred yards. The apes limped and lumbered through the field, many of them having blood stains on their armor and torn cuirasses. Despite the fog, Takeo could make out around twenty apes.TLoS: Warlord Takeo Ch. 53 years ago in Settings More Like This
"Damn! We can't even raid villages anymore!" one of the apes growled, limping and patching up a cut on his hand.
"Malefor is displeased with our failure at defending the Well of Souls, there are rumors going about that he replaced us big apes with little Grublins." another one said.
What's a Grublin? Takeo would have to ask Hunter at a better time.
"Bah! They no good fighters! They weak bugs and get squished easy!" said the first ape. They were silent from then on and drastically slowed down their pace. One of them finally collapsed from blood
TLoS: Warlord Takeo Ch. 8"Ignitus!" Takeo shouted with surprise and happiness. The Fire Guardian gave him a gentle smile. They both laughed as Takeo came up to him.TLoS: Warlord Takeo Ch. 83 years ago in Profiles More Like This
"Much has happened since our last meeting..." Ignitus noted a bit dryly. The smile vanished, along with Takeo's. The human nodded in affirmation.
"Yes. I trust you've been kept up to date?" Takeo asked, looking up into the dragon's red eyes. They twinkled in minor amusement.
"Of course. You don't believe one such as myself would be foolish enough to ignore the news of the lands?" Ignitus chuckled.
Takeo smiled. "I guess I should've known better."
"I also know about what happened at the Well of Souls. Some of the prisoners that escaped relayed the news. Dragons, in fact."
"Really?" Takeo said, raising an eyebrow.
"Yes, four of them. They are resting further in the Temple now."
"Where are the ot
TLoS: Warlord Takeo Ch. 2The sky was lighting, but the sun was not yet visible when Takeo awoke from his sleep. There was an overcast covering the sky and Takeo could smell moisture in the air. There would rain soon.TLoS: Warlord Takeo Ch. 23 years ago in Settings More Like This
Takeo stood up and stretched his back. Hunter was still sleeping softly in the grass ten feet infront of him. Takeo looked around then looked into his gun to make sure that no bullets were jammed in awkwardly. A warrior must always make sure his weapon is in shape for battle. To his surprise, the Arisaka, now known as the Eviserator was in perfect condition and ready to go. The Chronicler's magic must have made his gun abosulutely perfect. The Arisaka has had a poor maitainence performance since it was first built in 1898. Takeo much perferred close combat, and he also liked the Russian Mosin-Nagant and German Gewher 43 rifles when he was in Germany. The Evicserator, however, s
TLoS: Warlord Takeo Ch. 24Opening the flap, Takeo stepped out into the village and was greeted, much to his surprise, by a crowd that had gathered infront of the storage hut. Every single one of them had a look of curiosity and horror on their faces. He had never seen so many cheetahs before and there looked to be more than what the village looked like it could physically support.TLoS: Warlord Takeo Ch. 242 years ago in Settings More Like This
As he looked into the gathered crowd, he could see all the warrior cheetahs that had helped defend against the Shadus cheetah assault and along with other slimmer looking cheetahs. Their breasts were portruding out, making bulges on their robes so, the human had guessed these were the females of the group. With the females, were much smaller cheetahs with clean fur of varying colors and fairly big eyes.
Movement had caught his eye and Takeo saw Hunter and Prowlus shoving their way through the crowd.
"Back up!" Prowlus ordered. The cheetahs did so without hesitation. Prowlus and Hunter stood right next to Takeo and Prowlus looked back
TLoS: World at War FinalNoon. This is it. This is the time to settle matters with the Dark Master and his croonies.TLoS: World at War Final3 years ago in Settings More Like This
Dempsey, Spyro, Nikolai and Richtofen nodded together and said their good-byes to the villagers.
"You be careful do you understand me? I will not tolerate anything bad happening. I will desecrate your corpses if you die." Toran growled, but a sad twinkle in his eyes. The humans and the purple dragon nodded.
"We will old timer," assured Dempsey. "We will."
The group turned to the main crowd that had gathered. The crowd erupted into applause and roars of hope as the group took to the air and headed to the Well of Souls.
Lenin took the three humans rather easily. He seemed to have gotten much better and stronger. Spyro seemed to have gotten stronger as well.
"Guys..." Spyro began. "I must fight Gaul alone..." To his surprise, he only received nods. &
TLoS: World at War Ch. 48Lenin and Zoidius drifted across the sky to the Well of Souls. Zoidius had been very apprehensive about going back after all these years, but he was determined to rescue Cynder. His hatred for her has died down alot. Dempsey was still asleep, but Nikolai remained vigilant.TLoS: World at War Ch. 483 years ago in Settings More Like This
"Comrade," Niklai began, "Back in the village, what did you do? The moment Dempsey was about to be torn to shreds, you did something. If I wasn't sober, I would've dismissed it as a fantasy made by the vodka."
Zoidius sighed. He knew they would ask, he just didn't know when.
"Well, do you remember when I was telling you guys about my past when we were on the pirate ship?"
Nikolai nodded in affirmative.
"When I killed the ape overseer to stop him from hurting me, they tortured me by shooting dark electrical energy at me. The torture lasted an entire day and it brought me close to death. Despite the pain, th
TLoS: World at War Ch. 54Richtofen watched Dempsey talk to his new guns like some sort of psychopath.TLoS: World at War Ch. 543 years ago in Settings More Like This
"Dempsey, I know you are happy, but ve should formulating a plan to rescue our friend instead of watching make out vith your veapons like it is some sort of whore." Richtofen shook his head in disgust.
"Man fuck you, I'll make out with my guns whenever I want to." Dempsey growled. He kissed his guns again, though this time more to spite Richtofen instead of actual happiness.
Richtofen sighed and looked at his upgraded MP-40.
"You know, you need a proper name. MP-40 doesn't seem quite right, from this moment henceforth, you are now zhe Afterburner." he proclaimed.
"What? You actually named your gun Richtofen?" Nikolai asked, giving him a weird look.
"Vhy not? I've used it for so long, and it's now different from zhe other models of MP-40s, it seems only right zhat I name zhis one." Richtofen replied, slinging the Afterburner onto his
TLoS: World at War Ch. 38"Where we headed?" Dempsey called. They have been flying for two hours and yet, they were still hovering above the void.TLoS: World at War Ch. 383 years ago in Settings More Like This
"To a village due west of here. We will rest there and then search for Cynder." Zoidius called back.
"Wait...how the hell do you know where it is if we're in some sort of empty space?" he asked.
"For the past hour or so, I've been scanning with my mind crystal for any other life out here. About twenty minutes ago, I detected the minds of some dragons from the village I mentioned."
Dempsey looked confused, but said, "Hell, I don't care anymore. This entire world has been fucking insane ever since that teleporter sent us here." Zoidius merely smiled and continued on. Nikolai's Dreadwing followed him. Nikolai had grown quite fond of the Dreadwing.
"You are very smelly. Just like my fourth wife! She was pretty though. Pretty a
TLoS: World at War Ch. 39"Well, as I said, we're travellers. We're heading to Warfang." said Zoidius. He didn't feel good about lying, but had he told them the real reasons, the villagers might not want them to stay, and they need the rest.TLoS: World at War Ch. 393 years ago in Settings More Like This
"Warfang is quite a long ways away. Where did you come from?" asked Kala, lying down on the grass. The other dragons lost all suspicion and gathered around the three visitors. Some of the hatchlings came up to Nikolai and sniffed him.
"You smell funny..." squeaked a hatchling with sky blue scales.
"That would be the vodka...I think..." Nikolai took a deep breath. "Yeah, that would be the vodka."
Zoidius and Dempsey sat down on the grass with Kala. "We were held captive by pirates." said Zoidius with a false shudder to build sympathy.
"More pirates..." growled one of the adults. "They're expanding pretty rapidly."
"Hush up..." said
TLoS: World at War Ch. 45"How much longer?" groaned Sparx.TLoS: World at War Ch. 453 years ago in Settings More Like This
"I don't know! Quit asking!" Spyro replied impatiently with a clack of his teeth. It has been two hours since their battle with the statues and the path they were walking along seemed to have no end. Richtofen was starting to groan as well.
"Zis had better be vorth it!" Richtofen's boots were killing his feet and he had longed to massaged them.
Spyro could see that Takeo was starting to show signs of irritation both from the endless path and Sparx's constant whining. By some miracle, Takeo had shown incredible patience, until now. His face was starting put on a sour look and he would occasionly put his hand on the pommel of his combat knife, looking as if he would take it out to kill someone with it.
"Hurry up!!! I want this to end!" came another whine from Sparx. Takeo pulled the knife out completely and was ready to slash Sparx's wings off, until the gloved hand of Richtof
TLoS: World at War Ch. 40Toran stood there in silence, with Dempsey still struggling under his paw.TLoS: World at War Ch. 403 years ago in Settings More Like This
"Let him go!" ordered Cursed Zoidius again.
"Wha...? What is this...?" Toran began. His only answer was a charge from Cursed Zoidius. Toran yelped in surprised and tried to kick Cursed Zoidius off, but he was pinned on the ground. Zoidius's strength had increased by a factor of five and Toran couldn't match it. Dempsey then rolled away and onto his feet when Toran was taken down. He ran up to Nikolai.
"What the fuck is this?" he asked Nikolai and watching Cursed Zoidius.
"How the hell should I know?" Nikolai responded. "I've never seen something like this."
Toran grunted in effort as he tried in vain to escape. Cursed Zoidius growled and lowered his head to Toran's.
"You! All we wanted was a place to stay for one night! One damn night! You ruin it by accusing us of being spies a
TLoS: World at War Ch. 53Dempsey sat by a boulder in the open fields. Dragons passed by him, occasionally glancing, as they carried out there duties of guarding, constructing, or off hunting again. The human pulled his Colt .45 out of the holster, albeit a bit awkwardly due to sitting down, and pulled the clip out. After examining it, he slid it back in and holstered once more.TLoS: World at War Ch. 533 years ago in Settings More Like This
"God dammit..." he growled. "The Colt is the only thing I have enough ammo for and I really don't think I can stop hordes of these fucking monkies with it."
He laid back on the rock and looked up at the darkening sky. Over the last weeks, he noticed that the two moons that every seemed so worried about were getting closer to each other. He still tried to grasp the bad concept, but then again, he was no purple dragon or a Guardian of somesort, so it really didn't have much weight with him.
"The moons look pretty, and yet everyone is frea
TLoS: Warlord Takeo Ch. 15Takeo shot straight up and gasped. He was sweating, his heart was racing, and his mind was numb. He looked around the prison cell he shared with Hunter. He could see the cheetah sluched up against the wall across from him, snoring gently.TLoS: Warlord Takeo Ch. 152 years ago in Settings More Like This
The human stood up and wiped the sweat from his face with his hand, struggling to focus clearly. He remembered something about being injected with drug or sedative known as 'Lonis Poison'. Remembering that, he could now clearly remember the one-sided battle they had with the Shadus Tribe.
Takeo walked up to the cell's sole window and looked outside into the night. The two moons were now far apart from each other and they both provided adequate enough lighting for Takeo to view the camp.
The depot that the three of them had planned to destroy was sitting at the edge of the forest that they had tried to travel through. He could see the entire complex was enclosed wi
TLoS: Warlord Takeo Ch. 10Takeo sat down at the table for the whole night. Ignitus went back to his room earlier to try and sleep, but Takeo was unsure the red dragon would succeed. There was so much on the Fire Guardian's mind and Takeo guessed that he had been stressed out, but then again, who wouldn't be? The human guessed that the other Guardians are probably going through the same amount of stress, if not more.TLoS: Warlord Takeo Ch. 102 years ago in Settings More Like This
"Umm...hello?" came another voice. It wasn't deep like Ignitus, it sounded more high pitched. More feminine He looked behind him to see an amber dragoness standing in the hallway. She slowly approached him.
"Hello there." Takeo responded, standing up to face her. She eyed him carefully as she took baby steps to him. "It's quite all right, I don't bite." he joked. She chuckled a bit nervously, but she took larger steps to the human.
Takeo found it slightly amusing that a dragon th
TLoS: Warlord Takeo Ch. 4The two of them picked up some speed, spurred on by what they discovered. Hunter was eager to get back and report. Once they stepped out into the fields, the wet and sloshy grass slowed their progress down.TLoS: Warlord Takeo Ch. 43 years ago in Settings More Like This
They both heard loud noises coming from the direction of the village and Hunter's ears perked up in alarm. Takeo squinted to see the village, however, a fog had rolled in while they were gone and could only see the slight, orange, glow of fire in that direction.
"Oh no..." Hunter had assumed the worst and quickly went into a sprint. His lightweight and agility enabled him to cross the rough terrain with ease, but Takeo lacked the same ablities and struggled to keep up. The human quickly lost sight of Hunter in the fog and followed the lights. As he got closer to the lights, he could hear the unmistakable sounds of battle. There was something raiding the village, though Takeo could quickly guess.
TLoS: Warlord Takeo Ch. 3Hunter woke from his nap to see Takeo still looking out the window and into the valley. Takeo was wearing a different set of clothing. He was wearing the robes that Hunter had provided him and left his own to dry near the fire place. Also, he was wearing a set of leather boots instead of his military ones.TLoS: Warlord Takeo Ch. 33 years ago in Settings More Like This
"How long have you been sitting there? How long was I asleep?" Hunter asked the Japanese.
Takeo turned his head to him. "Two hours at least. For both accounts." Takeo looked back out. The raining had stopped but there was still a very dark overcast.
Hunter jumped off the hammock and tightened the folds of his cloak. Takeo stood up and stretched his back, then sat near the fireplace itself. The heat was bringing him much needed warmth. Takeo was hypnotized by the fluid movements of the flame, bringing him a new sense of serentiy.
After tightening his clo
TLoS: Warlord Takeo Ch. 14"Takeo! Takeo!" came a distant voice from the darkness.TLoS: Warlord Takeo Ch. 142 years ago in Settings More Like This
"Takeo!!" the voice came again, stronger this time. The blackness was surrounding the human. He couldn't move, he couldn't see, but he could hear. He wished the voice would shut up and leave him be. As Takeo floated in the darkness, something hard struck his face. He saw nothing, yet felt it. He tried to feel the spot where the blow had landed, but something prevented him from moving.
"TAKEO!!!" Hunter yelled, shaking the human. This time, the human slowly opened his eyes and blinked. Hunter gave a sigh of relief and stood back up to give Takeo some room. The human rubbed his eyes to try and dispel the disorientation that afflicted them. Once he could see clear enough, he attempted to stand up, but fell to one knee as his legs inexplicably became too weak to hold his
TLoS: World at War Ch. 46The flight had been very uneventful. The humans and Zoidius had enjoyed some pleasant conversation here and there. It was through these conversations that Zoidius had learned some of their past lives.TLoS: World at War Ch. 463 years ago in Settings More Like This
"I became a Marine in 1942. That was four years ago. The Japs bombed the shit out of Pearl Harbor and I was eager to get back at them. So, I move out of my house in Illinois and I joined. Training was hard, and my drill instructor was a complete asshole. I dreamed of just being able to put a bullet in his leg to shut him up. But, if I did that, I would've been court martialed and sent to rot in the pen." Dempsey gazed off into the distance. It was about midday and the sun shone on the land. Beneath them was an endless plains of nothing but grass and the occasional lonely tree.
"So, you became a soldier to fight against these people you call 'Japs?'" inquired Zoidi
TLoS: Warlord Takeo PrologueSilence. At least, at the moment from what Takeo had determined. He looked to where he could see sections of a massive orange crystal, but most of it was buried under the debris of the collapsed mountain. He had only arrived in time to clean up any remaining ape forces, but most of them scattered too far.TLoS: Warlord Takeo Prologue3 years ago in Settings More Like This
"Well, at least they have peace..." A voice from behind him commented. Takeo did not turn his head, only kept seeing the bright orange light of the crystal.
"I don't they will. If these armies are so clever, then this respite is only temporary." Takeo retorted. The mysterious figure came out and pulled his hood back to reveal a cheetah's head. "Hunter, what should we do until then?"
"Head back to the village I hail from. They are not very trustworthy of dragons, but they might be interested in the current situation. Plus, you are an alien creature to them. They wou
TLoS: World at War Ch. 55Dempsey watched the rising sun as evening changed into morning. He had not been able to sleep all night. None of his companions have even slept as well. Nikolai and Richtofen were helping the villagers clean up the bodies, with Richtofen asking for a few of them for his personal study. This earned him a few odd glances, but they granted his request.TLoS: World at War Ch. 553 years ago in Settings More Like This
Spyro was with Toran searching the forest and beyond for any signs of Takeo. They had returned with no results.
"Damn! We've searched and searched, but we can't even find a clue!" Toran growled as he touched down. Spyro set down next to him and shook his body.
"We can't give up. Takeo is in trouble and I fear for his saftey." Spyro stated with confidence. He looked back towards the direction they came from.
"I am sorry Spyro, truly I am, but there is nothing we can do. We have searched everywhere." Toran stated gloomily.
Spyro shook his head
TLoS: World at War Ch. 52Lenin slowly glided across the darkening, purple sky. The entire flight had been quiet. Dempsey was too upset to talk. He felt he was abandoning a friend to the merciless hands of the apes. Nikolai offered Dempsey some of his vodka. Dempsey looked at the bottle, shrugged and took a swig. Nikolai pat his back and capped the drink.TLoS: World at War Ch. 523 years ago in Settings More Like This
"See? Vodka will always make things better. At least, for a while." Nikolai smiled and looked forward.
Dempsey then allowed a smile of his own to creep across his face. The vodka somehow cheered him up, a little at least.
"When we get back to that mountain, there will be hell to pay!" he growled.
"I'll drink to that comrade!" laughed Nikolai and he uncapped the bottle. He took one long draught and capped it again. Lenin seemed a bit perked up by the sudden change in mood as he increased his speed from a glide to actual flapping o