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Price of Darkness Ch. 23
Ch. 23 Panic
The sun was rising on another morning for the citizens of Warfang. Though the fear of the battle to come still lingered in every heart most couldn’t help but enjoy the fresh rays of the sunrise. It helped bring peace to many and hope to others, hope that this wasn’t to be their last sunrise.
For the legendary dragon couple, morning meant preparation. Even with their son back they both felt as if they carried the fate of the world in their paws once again, and they were going to use that as motivation to better himself and Luna.
Luna, though she was one of many who hated waking up this early in the morning, understood the importance of the training she was required to do. She saw the kind of evil they were up against the night Phoenus returned. It was an evil that does not discriminate against who it kills, regardless of how young they are. She also remembered how useless she was in stopping it, and used that to push herself even harder.
While the two champions
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Chapter One: Promotion
“And remember, the book is due in one week.”
“Don’t worry, Phrenicos, I’m never late.”
A ruby colored dragoness took the book she was renting and gave a smile to the orange dragon she was borrowing it from. He returned the smile and watched her leave his library before scribbling the dragoness' name in his log book. Once logged he returned to reading his current book as it was a slow day in his library. All books were where they should be and he was the only dragon currently in the building. To Phrenicos this was the perfect day. Helping other dragons find entertainment in books was good, but he preferred having his own muzzle buried in a captivating story.
After completing a few more chapters he heard the bell over the door ring, signaling he had a new customer. With an inaudible sigh he placed the bookmark in between the two pages and softly closed the book.
“Hello, what kind of…”
The librarian paused in sur
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Ch. 22 No More Strings
True to her word Granite made her way to the Underground City after dropping off her nephew. The area had been opened to the public, but rarely did anyone venture below the city, making it the perfect place for someone to practice a dangerous element. After the gate closed behind her she scanned the area for where Phoenus was. It wasn't long until she noticed him sitting in the middle of the bridge with his back towards her.
She was tempted to call out to him, but decided not to after thinking over the focus he probably required. Instead she laid down at the beginning of the bridge, a place she felt was a safe distance away. From where she was all she could see was Phoenus sitting with his head lowered, but she had no way of knowing that he was working on strengthening his mind. With his eyes shut and mind in deep thought Phoenus was attempting to gain control of the darkness inside of him. He would allow it in, but as soon as he could feel control of his mind sl
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The hatchlings stayed under the Guardians' protection for a few more days so that they may be able to supervise them closely and ensure their health. Just as they had predicted, little Phoenus was taking more time to adjust to his life outside his egg. His legs were not getting any stronger, regardless of how much he walked around. He also looked somewhat sickly, much more so than any healthy hatchling should. Inferno took it upon himself to watch over him. He always had him close to Ignitus to keep an eye on both more closely. He wouldn't ignore the other children, Phoenus only needed special supervision.
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Spyro couldn't believe what he just heard. He came to this village just to find peace but ended up finding his mother. 'So this is why Ignitus sent me here.' Spyro thought to himself.
"You mean… you are actually my mother?" Spyro asked with tears of joy in his eyes.
"Yes, Spyro, I was the one that brought in the purple egg to the guardians. I have waited a long time to finally meet you." Icis replied with tears forming in her eyes.
Spyro quickly ran into her arms and hugged her tightly. Flame and Gravel stood there eyes wide and mouths open. They were in a state of disbelief
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Ch. 23 Panic



The sun was rising on another morning for the citizens of Warfang. Though the fear of the battle to come still lingered in every heart most couldn’t help but enjoy the fresh rays of the sunrise. It helped bring peace to many and hope to others, hope that this wasn’t to be their last sunrise.

For the legendary dragon couple, morning meant preparation. Even with their son back they both felt as if they carried the fate of the world in their paws once again, and they were going to use that as motivation to better himself and Luna.

Luna, though she was one of many who hated waking up this early in the morning, understood the importance of the training she was required to do. She saw the kind of evil they were up against the night Phoenus returned. It was an evil that does not discriminate against who it kills, regardless of how young they are. She also remembered how useless she was in stopping it, and used that to push herself even harder.

While the two champions of light were training, Phoenus remained fast asleep with his paws wrapped tightly around the still sleeping Granite. The couple were up late after dinner with his parents to allow all of those from his childhood catch up with him. His grandmother alone took up an hour of his time. Maka had brought over Fissure and the recently released Gravel as well, allowing Phoenus to meet the child of Stone. Phoenus noticed that even though Fissure was the same age Stone was when he began to fall into his dark ways, he showed no signs of going down the same path. In fact Fissure was timid and introverted.  

As Phoenus slept, three of the four current Guardians were supervising the preparations of the Warfang army. With the arrival of the Ice, Fire, and Electricity kingdoms their numbers rose significantly, but doubt still lingered in their minds. Not only were they up against the Dark Master Malefor and the Prince of Darkness Demetrius, but if what Phoenus told them was true the God of Darkness Nukpana as well. The former two dragons were enough to strike fear into the hearts of any dragon.

While Flame was inspecting the catapults along the wall a horn was blown behind him. He turned to see it was from the main gate and immediately flew as fast as he could to the source, fearing the worst. Upon arriving he landed and was surprised to see no army approaching and quickly located the mole who blew the horn.

“What is the situation?” he asked.

“There is a single dragon wearing the armor of the Earth Kingdom at our gate.” The mole replied.

The Fire Guardian was confused and looked directly down and saw the lone dragon sitting in front of the gate. “That is odd... Has he tried anything?”

“No sir, he’s just been sitting there. It appears he also has a white tied to his tail.”

Upon further inspection Flame noticed the flag as well. He also noticed on the armor was a pouch with a scroll sticking out of it.

“I will go down and meet this dragon, I want you to rally a platoon to this section in case he has a trick up his sleeve.” Flame ordered.

“As you command sir.” The mole replied before scurrying off.

Flame jumped off the wall and glided down to the unexpected visitor with two soldiers behind him. Once they landed the earth dragon stood and faced the Fire Guardian.

“Master Flame.” He said with a slight bow. “I am...”

“What does Boulder want this time?” Flame interrupted.

The green dragon was surprised by the interruption but said “I only have this message to deliver.”

He reached into the satchel and gave the scroll to Flame, who quickly opened and read it. As he read the message he gasped and nearly dropped the scroll. Once he completed it, he turned to the soldiers behind him and said “find the other three Guardians and inform them I am calling an emergency meeting immediately.”

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“... and as the new King of Volos I declare the Earth Kingdom hereby surrenders to Warfang and end this pointless war. Volos will aid the citizens in Warfang against the dark army if requested. I await your response. King Stone of Volos.”

Once he finished reading the letter to the other three Guardians Flame put the scroll down and examined his companions. Gravel of course had a proud grin, but the other two shared skeptical looks.

“That’s it? The war with Volos is over?” Glacia asked.

“If this scroll is to be believed, then yes.” Flame answered, still in disbelief himself.

“I knew Stone wouldn’t let us down!” Gravel exclaimed, clearly proud of his son.

“It was a gamble to let him go, but it appears to have worked.” said Flame.

“How do we know this isn’t a trick?” Statica asked. “Boulder could be using this as an opportunity to enter Warfang and strike from the inside.”

“That is a concern of mine as well.” Flame replied. “However, the writing is different from the many sent by Boulder. His penmanship was far worse than this, but the concern still lingers.”

“It did say that once Boulder was defeated he fled Volos, so we can’t ask for proof that he is no longer in power.” Glacia stated.

“I believe every word of this scroll.” Gravel declared. “However, I understand the skepticism, and I suggest we send someone to investigate these claims and report their findings.”

“We don’t have a lot of time to spare, if Stone is truly the king and is offering his army as support we need them as soon as possible.” Flame replied.

“We can send one of our fasted fliers, someone who will get there within the day.” Gravel suggested.

After a brief moment Statica said “Wasp. He is one of my most trusted friends and one of the fastest in Warfang. He will not let us down.”

“Any objections?” Flame asked the group. After the other two shook their heads no he declared “very well, Statica will inform Wasp of his mission and we will wait to hear his report. In the meantime we will return to the task of fortifying our defenses. Phoenus still thinks we have a few days before Nukpana is ready, but we need to be ready for an attack now.”

The other three Guardians all nodded in agreement and exited the chamber to carry out their current task. Flame and Gravel returned to preparing the army while Statica searched for Wasp. Glacia, still recovering from laying her egg, returned home to continue her recovery. Once she arrived home she walked into an empty house. She could not find Murghus or their two children. The egg was also missing, but the harness they used was also missing.

“Murghus must have taken the kids to the park.” She said assumingly. “He is such an amazing father.”

She wished she could join them, but she was simply too tired and retreated to her bed once more with a soft smile at the thought of Eira and Zoidius playing with their friends.

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“Eira! Zoidius!”

The Ice General Murghus frantically ran around Warfang, carrying his egg in the harness on his chest. He kept shouting the names of his two children as he searched for them. He already checked at Statica and Glacier’s home, but Thunor hadn’t seen them. He then tried all of the parks they normally go to, but with the events going on there were no children running around. His last hope was with Luna at Spyro and Cynder’s home, but no one was there. That was when he began to panic and searched the entire city.

“Eira! Zoidius! Where are you?!” he called out once more.

“General Murghus?” a voice from behind asked.

Murghus turned and saw Commander Aden, one of his closest friends.

“Aden! Have you seen Eira or Zoidius?” he quickly asked.

“I have not, I have been busy preparing my troops. Has something happened?”

“I can’t find them anywhere! They weren’t in their room this morning when I went to check on them.”

“Calm down my friend, take a deep breath. They are probably with their friends.”

“I’ve already checked with Glacier, and no one was in Spyro’s home. Do you know where they are?”

“I think I saw them entering the dojo early this morning with Luna, they might still be there.”

“Okay, I will check there, thank you!” Murghus exclaimed as he rushed to the Warfang dojo.

When he arrived, there were any dragons entering and exiting the building, but Murghus frantically pushed his way through and searched for Spyro. This dojo had several arenas, each catered for the different elements. With the arrival of Spyro, however, a special arena was made for those with multiple elements. Murghus knew he would find Spyro and his family there. As dragons with multiple elements was rare there weren’t any other dragons, allowing him to enter easily.

Inside the arena sat Spyro and Cynder. They were observing Luna practicing with her light element. She was mixing it with her bubble attack, which when the bubbles popped a small blast of light would erupt, causing damage to the ape dummies moving towards her.

Normally Murghus would be curious about this technique and would like to stay and watch, but he still had to find his kids, and by the looks of it they were not here either. He rushed up to Spyro and Cynder, quickly getting their attention.

“Murghus? What brings you here?” Cynder asked.

“Have any of you seen Eira or Zoidius?” he quickly asked. “I can’t find them anywhere!”

“We have not, Luna has been training all morning.” Spyro answered.

Murghus froze in disbelief, his fears were quickly becoming a reality, his children were missing. His legs began trembling as he felt weak, the fear of losing them forever taking hold of his heart. Spyro and Cynder rushed to his side and tried comforting him. Luna noticed what was happening and rushed over as well.

“We’ll find them Murghus, they have to be in the city somewhere.” Spyro said, trying to console his friend.

“What’s going on?” Luna asked.

Cynder turned her attention to her daughter and replied “Eira and Zoidius are missing, do you know where they might be?”

“I’ve looked everywhere! They aren’t with Thunor or at the park!” Murghus exclaimed on the verge of tears.

Luna was about to say something but shut her mouth, catching Cynder’s attention. “What is it Luna?”

She turned her head away as she said “well... the night Phoenus came back... Zoidius did mention, a plan...”

Now all three adults turned their attention to the young dragon. “What plan?”

“A plan... to rescue his unborn younger sibling...”

“You mean Demetrius and Zarona have another child?” Spyro asked.

“Yeah, he said his mother laid it just before he ran away. He wanted to steal the egg and bring it here so the hatchling won’t be raised to be evil.”

“They’re not at the Mountain of Malefor.” Cynder stated. “We were just there, they evacuated to somewhere else.”

“They must be at Demetrius’ castle.” said Spyro. “That’s the only place I can think...”

Spyro was interrupted by Murghus removing the harness carrying his egg and giving it to Cynder. “Please deliver this to Glacia, and tell her everything!”

Cynder held onto the egg, but before either of them could say anything Murghus ran out of the room.  

“Murghus! Wait!” Spyro exclaimed and tried to run after him, but was quickly reminded of the magic chain that once again tied him to Cynder when it activated and brought him to the ground.

Cynder quickly put on the harness and secured the egg to her chest before assisting her husband back to his feet. “We have to go after him!” She exclaimed. “He barely managed to survive against Demetrius, now he will be up against Malefor as well!”

“And Nukpana.” Spyro added, catching his breath. “We would be leaving Warfang weaker if we leave.”

“What about Phoenus?” Luna asked. “Surely he could help.”

“He’s the only option.” Cynder admitted. “Luna, go find him and take him to Glacia’s home. We will inform him of the situation there.”

Luna nodded and ran out of the room, followed closely by Spyro and Cynder. Luna flew off to Granite’s home while her parents went to Glacia’s. Spyro and Cynder landed a couple minutes later and knocked on the door. Inside the home Glacia awoke with a soft yawn and sleepily answered the door.

“Oh, hello Spyro, Cynder, what brings you...” The Ice Guardian paused when she saw Cynder carrying her egg. “Cynder... why do you have my egg?”  

“Glacia, something has happened with Eira and Zoidius.” Spyro answered. “Murghus couldn’t find either of them, and according to Luna Zoidius was making a plan to go and rescue his unborn younger sibling.”

“We assume Eira went with him as well.” Cynder added. “Murghus immediately flew away to track them down, he gave us your egg to return to you.”

Glacia felt her heart sink into her stomach. “My... My children are going... where?”

“We are going to ask Phoenus to go after them, he’s the only one able to...”

Spyro paused his sentence when he felt a disturbing presence nearby. He looked around and noticed dark storm clouds closing in on Warfang. There had been no previous signs of a storm approaching, the weather had been perfect up until now.

Cynder noticed her husband’s shift in focus and asked “Spyro, what is it?”

He didn’t initially reply as he watched the storm clouds. Something in his gut told him it was no ordinary storm. The three of them heard a distant rumbling, causing the two dragonesses to look at the storm clouds as well.

“That’s odd, we weren’t expecting a storm today.” Cynder stated.

“Indeed...” Spyro replied, still deep in thought.

The clouds were swiftly approaching the city, and as they neared the city they began to widen. In a short amount of time it was big enough to cover the entire city.

“The clouds are moving too fast and too specific. Something is not right.” Spyro stated. He turned to Glacia and said “get inside and get under any cover you can, and don’t come out until the storm has passed.”

“But what about...”

“There’s nothing that can be done about that right now! We have to prepare the city!” Spyro interrupted.

A little shocked Glacia nodded and took her egg back from Cynder before retreating into her home and locking the door. The storm clouds had now blocked off the sun, covering the city in darkness.

“This is no ordinary storm, is it Spyro?” Cynder asked.

The purple dragon shook his head, and before he could say anything in response he was suddenly tackled into Cynder from behind. They all tumbled to the ground, but as they fell Spyro saw where they once stood was struck by a bolt of red lightning, the stones making the path flew everywhere leaving a crater in their place. After hitting the ground Spyro also saw that the one that tackled him was Phoenus.

“Son!” he exclaimed as he scurried back to his feet. “Thank you! Do you know what is happening?”

Phoenus caught his breath before saying “it’s Demetrius. He is attacking Warfang!”
Price of Darkness Ch. 23
At least this one didn't take a year to finish! Even though it is another filler this chapter was a lot of fun to write! One war is finally over while another is about to begin, and Warfang is about to see the wrath of the Prince of Darkness! I will try to get the next one done sooner, it's going to be a big one though!

Spyro, Cynder, Flame and Malefor belong to Activision.

Glacia, Statica, Gravel, Luna, Eira, Thunor, Granite and Stone belong to me.

Murghus belongs to :iconmurghus:

Zoidius belongs to :iconmr-plazma:

Phoenus belongs to :iconholycross9:
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Chapter One: Promotion

“And remember, the book is due in one week.”
“Don’t worry, Phrenicos, I’m never late.”
A ruby colored dragoness took the book she was renting and gave a smile to the orange dragon she was borrowing it from. He returned the smile and watched her leave his library before scribbling the dragoness' name in his log book. Once logged he returned to reading his current book as it was a slow day in his library. All books were where they should be and he was the only dragon currently in the building. To Phrenicos this was the perfect day. Helping other dragons find entertainment in books was good, but he preferred having his own muzzle buried in a captivating story.
After completing a few more chapters he heard the bell over the door ring, signaling he had a new customer. With an inaudible sigh he placed the bookmark in between the two pages and softly closed the book.
“Hello, what kind of…”
The librarian paused in surprise when he saw his customer was dressed head to tail in black armor. Based on the dragon's body structure he could tell it was a male dragon,  but the armor prevented Phrenicos from determining the colors of the scales, and they gave his customer a menacing look.
“I wasn’t expecting a royal guard to stop by my library. What kind of book can I interest you in?”
The mysterious dragon approached Phrenicos' desk without saying a word. He then raised his left paw and removed his helmet, revealing the dragon had dark green scales and black horns.
“I am here on a direct order by King Galehot.” The dragon finally told him.
Phrenicos raised his brows in surprise. “What does our king want from me?” he asked.
The guard placed his helmet on the desk before pulling out a scroll from his armor. “I bring news of the passing of the royal librarian, Thaleia.”
As soon as he said that Phrenicos felt his heart sink into his stomach. He quickly but respectfully took the scroll and read through it. Surely enough it was as he feared. It was a letter directly from the king. It stated that Thaleia had passed away in her sleep due to old age.
“I believe you were her student, correct?” the guard asked.
“Y-yeah…” he replied, holding back tears as best he could. “Even back then she was up there in age, but I never wanted to admit…” he quickly cleared his eyes. “At least she went peacefully. Thank you for delivering this news to me.”
“That is not the only reason I am here.” The dragon added. “Keep reading.”
Obeying the guard's suggestion Phrenicos read “as per her will, Thaleia has requested for you to take over her role as the royal librarian. If you shall accept, your roles will entail keeping the royal library clean and organized, as well as protect the records of our kingdom's great history. In her will Thaleia spoke greatly of you, so it would be my honor to offer you this position.

Signed,

King Galehot.”
“His majesty has instructed me to escort you to the kingdom if you accept the offer.” The guard stated. “What is your answer?”
“What is my answer?” the orange dragon replied. “What is supposed to be my answer? I just found out my former teacher passed away and she had asked me to take her place! I feel honored she thinks… thought I was the best replacement, and I would love to serve my kingdom this way, but I can’t just leave this library. I have been trying to help the people of my city become better educated, without this library they will have nothing.”
“The King figured you would say something like that. He told me to inform you that one of Thaleia's most recent apprentices will take your spot here. This dragon was one of her best and the King assures you he will continue your work as best he can.”
To hear the guard tell him what the King was going to do surprised the orange dragon. While their current King is far more kind than previous rulers Galehot was not known for openly supporting programs like this. Regardless, this was indeed an opportunity he simply could not turn down.
“If that is the case, then I certainly accept the offer. I do ask that you allow me time to leave a note for my replacement, just a few pieces of advice for my successor.”
“As you wish.” The guard responded as he put his helmet back on. “In the meantime I will be visiting your city's market, I have no doubt my mate will be begging for a new necklace from this side of the kingdom.”
The two dragons both shared a chuckle before the Royal Guard exited the library, allowing Phrenicos to write the note for whomever is replacing him. It wasn’t a very long list, he covered the basics on caring for the library and some advice on organization, but most importantly left a personal message for him.
“I may have never met you, but if you were Thaleia's star pupil before her unfortunate passing I have no doubts this library is in very capable paws. I wish you the best of luck, and enjoy your new library!”
After proofreading the note a couple times, just to be safe, before signing and leaving the folded note on the desk. With the letter taken care of all that was left was packing his personal things. Phrenicos moved towards the back of the library where a door leading to his room sat. Once inside he packed all of his personal books in his satchel first. Afterwards he fit in any other personal items he owned, then to finish off his packing he grabbed a small picture frame and examined it with a soft smile.
Inside the frame sat a painted picture of him as a child with his parents. While he received his scale color from his mother he definitely got his shape and horn color from his father, whom was a navy blue with silver horns and underbelly. His mother had black horns, the most common among dragons.
“Sorry I can’t stay in our hometown.” He softly said to the image lf his parents. “But now I get to move up to the highest spot I can in my line of work. I promise I’ll come back and visit on my birthdays when I can.”
After making the promise he put the picture inside his satchel and made his way towards the exit. Before leaving he gave one last look at the shelves of books he had gotten to know almost by heart. With a reluctant smile he walked out of his library for the last time and stepped into the street of his city. The sun was setting so the streets were not nearly as busy, which made finding the Royal Guard much easier.
“Ready to go?” the guard asked once they found each other.
Phrenicos nodded and asked “find a good necklace for your wife?”
With a smile the guard said “sure did! Wasn’t too expensive either! That’s what I like about small cities like Tasia. Everything is much more expensive in the capital, makes me want to retire in a place like this.”
“I would definitely recommend it. Now, shall we?”
The guard nodded and led Phrenicos to the edge of the city where they passed through a gate to leave the city limits.
“Even us royal guards have to obey the restricted flight rules inside cities, it can be a bit of a pain.”
Phrenicos nodded in agreement and replied “it can be rather annoying, and it really makes our wings meritless.”
“Perhaps you can someday convince the King to lessen the restrictions, since you will be in a more appropriate position than me to do so. Anyways, follow me to the capital.”
The two dragons then took to the sky and flew west, both thankful they had the sunset behind them rather than blinding them. The guard led the way with Phrenicos close behind.
After a few minutes of flying Phrenicos asked “I know it is not necessarily protocol but may I ask ypur name?”
After a brief pause the guard looked back and said “the name is Milon.”
“Pleasure to make your acquaintance Milon.”
Milon only replied with a small smile before returning his focus on his flying. The capital city of Abaddon was only a couple of hours away so it didn’t take long before the city became visible to the two. While it was close to his home Phrenicos had only been to the city during his years of studying with Thaleia. He never had interest in the big city, but now he was nervous and excited to be moving up in the world. The scholar could not get over how much land the city used or the countless buildings that sat inside the walls. It was far larger than what he grew up with.
In the center of the city, overlooking the rest of the buildings sat the castle. The castle had its own set of walls, but was shaped like a dome. During his studies Phrenicos learned that it was built this way many decades ago to prevent hostile dragons from invading from above. There were balconies scattered across but each was either protected by two guards at all times or was easy to secure to prevent entry. The building may not have been appealing to look at, but no one could deny the security it provided.
The sun had just set when the two dragons landed at the main gate, the guards posted there quickly letting them pass. With the sun gone and moon rising the city was rather quiet, which didn’t bother Phrenicos at all.
“I will escort you to your new home.” Milon informed him. “You will live just outside of the castle gate, I’m sure you are aware the library is inside the castle?”
Phrenicos nodded and said “spent about five years studying in that room, it’ll be like seeing an old friend after being apart for years.”
“Then you won’t be needing a tour. The guards have been notified about you and will assist you any way you can, so long as they aren’t Royal Guards. I’m sure you are aware not all of us are as generous as I have been. We serve the King and Queen first and foremost, so it would be best to avoid the black armor as much as physically possible.”
“I understand. I shouldn’t need much assistance anyways, I basically ran the library when I was studying there anyways.”
Milon chuckled and kept leading Phrenicos through the maze of a city until he stopped in front of a two-story building. “Here is where you will be living.”
Phrenicos looked over his new abode and quickly noticed that it looked exactly like every other house in the city. Tasia, his old home, at least tried to make each home unique. It didn’t matter to him too much as he would be spending most of his time in the library.
Phrenicos turned to Milon and said “I thank you for your assistance today.”
“Happy to help.” He replied. “Welcome to Abaddon.”
Phrenicos nodded and replied “I’ll see you around my friend.”
The two dragons then went their separate ways with Phrenicos walking up the steps into his new home. Once inside he looked around and noticed it was already fully furnished. He decided to go through the house tomorrow. For now all he wanted was to rest and recover from a long day of work and flying with all of his personal items. He groggily made his way up the stairs and found his way into the master bedroom. He set the satchel by the nightstand and quickly curled up on the circular bed. Within minutes Phrenicos was fast asleep.
The Queen's Librarian Ch.1
Hey! So this is a story I habe been planning out over the last few days. It will be a long story that is far different from anything I have written before.

The biggest thing to say about this is that it is NOT in the same universe as Spyro. This story is in a world and features characters created by me. I wanted to finally expand my writing to more than fanfictions. And no, this does not mean I am done writing fanfics, just doing something else as well .

This story will also eventually contain some mature chapters that I will edit down to post on this site.

For now I hope you enjoy the first chapter!

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Ch. 22 No More Strings
True to her word Granite made her way to the Underground City after dropping off her nephew. The area had been opened to the public, but rarely did anyone venture below the city, making it the perfect place for someone to practice a dangerous element. After the gate closed behind her she scanned the area for where Phoenus was. It wasn't long until she noticed him sitting in the middle of the bridge with his back towards her.
She was tempted to call out to him, but decided not to after thinking over the focus he probably required. Instead she laid down at the beginning of the bridge, a place she felt was a safe distance away. From where she was all she could see was Phoenus sitting with his head lowered, but she had no way of knowing that he was working on strengthening his mind. With his eyes shut and mind in deep thought Phoenus was attempting to gain control of the darkness inside of him. He would allow it in, but as soon as he could feel control of his mind slipping he pushed it away. Each time he did this he could feel more control, but also a great drain physically. During his servitude to Demetrius and Nukpana he had little to no control over his actions, but now that he had a clear mind and better intentions he could train himself to truly have control over the darkness like his former masters do.
"I will not allow myself to be controlled again, I will gain control." He told himself as he attempted again. "I will not lose Granite again..."
"Ah yes, Granite. I remember meeting her all those years ago." Said a deep voice in Phoenus' mind.
Phoenus immediately recognized that voice and attempted to shut the darkness out, but it was too late. His sight went blank and once again lost control over his own mind. He could no longer see anything but could still feel his body movements, which were no longer his own.
"I'm sure she will be devastated to witness you fall to the darkness, again."
"Release me Demetrius! I no longer serve you!" Phoenus ordered.
"I do not recall ever saying that I care about your consent. Your potential power is far too tempting to simply give up on. You will still be of great use to Master Nukpana."
"I will stop you Demetrius! I will regain control!"
"Keep telling yourself that, I enjoy my victims giving themselves false hope. Face it young one, you are trying to control an element that consumes the mind, it will take much more than your petty willpower to contain it."
"If your group can do it so can I!"
"Each of us has been exposed and accepted the darkness since we were hatchlings, you attempted to train at a later age, but instead of training you I made the darkness control you. You may think you were in control, but you fell for the façade. And now you foolishly allowed me back in, all because the delusional Mysder told you to."
Phoenus growled at his former master and struggled in an attempt to free his mind, but nothing he did had any effect. As Demetrius laughed, he could feel his body stand up and turn, and Phoenus' sight went from blank to a blurry image of Granite.
"Don't you dare touch her!" he angrily exclaimed.
"I won't, but you will."
As Phoenus felt his body take a step towards her he could barely hear her ask "Phoenus, is something wrong?"
"Granite! Get away from me!" He attempted to shout at her.
"She can't hear you, only I can speak through your body now."
Phoenus began to panic as his body moved closer to her. He frantically thought over potential ways to free himself, but nothing would work. His mind began panicking, a thousand thoughts were going through his head all at once. He could no longer focus on regaining control, all he could think of was how Granite was going to be killed because of his failure and the deafening laughter of Demetrius.
"Do not worry, Phoenus. You are not alone in the dark." A mysterious feminine voice said to him.
Both Phoenus and Demetrius were now confused, the latter of the two recognizing the voice but couldn't quite tell who it was.
"Who's there?" Demetrius asked with a threatening growl. "Answer me!"
"You have no place in this dragon's mind, begone foul creature!" The voice replied.
To Phoenus' surprise he actually felt Demetrius' control over him vanish, now he could see his body simply standing in place just feet away from Granite.
"It's just us once again, my old friend." The voice said to him while a silver dragoness slowly appeared inside of Phoenus' thoughts.
"You... I remember you." He replied. "You were the one giving me the dreams about Granite when I originally joined Demetrius, you tried to keep me on the right path."
"Yes, it is I, Serenity. I have been sent to help guide you through your training. Mastering the darkness is no simple task, let alone in the short amount of time you have. Mysder and I agreed that it would be best if I gave you a paw."
"I can't thank you enough for what you just did, and for trying to help me all those years ago." Phoenus replied. His tone lowered to a more somber one as he added "I wasn't strong enough back then to keep control, or smart enough to see I was merely a pawn..."
"You couldn't have known Demetrius' true intentions until it was too late, which leads us to lesson one: the darkness gains strength through emotions, but you cannot let the emotions control you."
"What do you mean?"
"What you were doing just now was letting your past mistakes affect your emotions. Instead of using them to prevent that from happening you let it get into your head. Imagine the darkness having a mind of its own, it will constantly be looking for ways to take control over you."
"How do I keep it from doing that then?"
"Use those emotions to fuel your drive to prevent those past mistakes from happening again. Your emotions can either aid or harm you, it all depends on how your mind uses them."
"I think I understand. I have to accept the mistakes I've made all throughout my life and use my drive to never let them happen again to help control the darkness."
"You are correct, young one. And that begins with the incident that started everything."
The scenery around them quickly began to change. In only a few seconds the darkness around them was gone and in its place Phoenus recognized it as the school he attended, more specifically the fighting dojo. The two of them stood outside of the platform and watched as one by one the images of young dragons appeared, all of whom Phoenus recognized as his former classmates.
"Wait, this is..."
Serenity nodded in reply, saying "this is the first time the darkness took control over you."
Surely enough the last of the dragons appeared: Terrador, Blazelight, and Granite appeared next to them on the sideline while Stone and a much younger Phoenus were in the center of the ring. His younger self was on the ground holding back an attack from Stone. The scene before them was frozen, not a single dragon besides Serenity and Phoenus were moving.
"I don't even know how I did it." Phoenus stated. "I was just in so much pain and enraged by how Stone was treating Granite."
"Exactly. Your anger and hatred took over while you were at your weakest. Before this your father was training you to suppress the darkness with the light. When Stone was beating you this close to death the light lost its power, and the darkness took control to give you the power you needed to defeat your adversary."
"But because of that... you know what happened."
"Indeed. Because of the imbalance of light and darkness your body created an explosion to quell the chaos in your soul."
As she spoke the memory played exactly as Phoenus remembered. The young Phoenus began to lose control and once everyone else had escaped safely the blast of light and darkness destroyed the school just as he remembered. Once the blast enveloped him the scene disappeared, retuning him to the dark void with Serenity.
“Control your emotions and you will control the darkness. No longer will Nukpana be able to you.”
“What if I can’t? What if…”
“Don’t even think about that. Doubting yourself will weaken you and allow Nukpana back into your mind. Just remember what our foes have done to you, how they used you to accomplish their evil desires.”
Phoenus let out a deep sigh and said “you’re right. Demetrius deceived me and took me away from those that I love. He wanted to create a monster, a tool to serve in his evil conquest. He ruined my life!”
Upon shouting those words Phoenus felt a sudden burst of energy flow through him. He looked at his paws in curiosity.
“Congratulations.” Serenity stated. “You have just gotten a taste of your darkness. Your hatred for Demetrius will be the cornerstone for your powers.”
Phoenus looked over his paws some more as he thought more about Demetrius. Just as he felt before, the darkness flowed through him, causing a slight tingle similar to when he first used his electricity element as a child.
“I have no doubt you will fulfill your destiny, young one. Avalar is in capable paws.”
The red dragon looked up to his new friend and said “thank you for helping me, Serenity. I will be ready to fight Nukpana, and I will prevent his reign of terror from returning!”
“You are welcome, young one. And remember, ttheAncestors will always look after you.”
Before more could be said a blinding white light enveloped Phoenus' vision. Once the light vanished Serenity was nowhere to be seen and Phoenus was once again in the catacombs. He noticed that he was only a few feet away from Granite, who was cowering in a corner.
“P-Phoenus?” she stuttered.
“Granite! Are you okay? Did I hurt you?”
“No… y-you just walked towards me with white eyes… what happened?”
“I lost control to Demetrius. He managed to get into my head, but I managed to break his hold with the help of the ancestors.” His eyes flashed crimson for just a second before he added “I now have total control over the darkness inside of me.”
Granite sighed in relief and said “good, I was afraid I was going to lose you again.”
Phoenus gave her a loving nuzzle as he said “I’m never leaving you again. You are the reason I was able to gain control again. I only wish I discovered this sooner.”
What matters now is that we are back together. We will make up for lost time once this war is over.”
He nodded and nuzzled her again before saying “I think that’s enough training for today, let’s go eat.”
Granite nodded in agreement and followed him out of the catacombs, staying right next to his side.


The home of the Ice Guardian was bustling with visitors to congratulate the couple on the new egg. Friends and family crowded the house to the point where it was almost overwhelming for the proud parents. Glacia barely had a chance to put Eira and Zoidius to bed with all of the attention she was receiving, Murghus had to basically hold back the crowd just so she could tuck in the other two children.
“I am deeply sorry you two.” She said to them in her normal soft tone. “I don’t want you to feel like I am neglecting you two, but a new egg always draws a lot of attention.”
“It’s fine mom, we understand.” Eira replied as she climbed into bed with Zoidius. “We know you still love us.”
The mother smiled at her two children and softly nuzzled both of them. “I certainly do. Now, get some sleep. I promise to spend more time with the two of you tomorrow.”
“Good night… mommy…”
The young dragoness lowered her head and quickly fell asleep with Zoidius shortly doing the same. Glacia smiled at her two children before quietly exiting the room. Once he heard the click of the door Zoodius lifted his head once again. He glanced down at Eira to ensure she was asleep before carefully lifting himself, being careful not to wake her. After he cleared any connection to Eira he crept away from her and towards the window, slowly pushing it open.
“Where are you going?” asked a voice from behind, causing him to jump and turn.
To Zoidius' dismay Eira had woken up and was looking right at him with a puzzled look. “I was hoping you wouldn’t wake… I have to go…”
“I’m going with you.” She interrupted as she stood up.
“No, it’s too dangerous. I don’t want to risk innocent lives.”
“But I want to help! You can’t do this alone.”
“I have to. No one I care about can get hurt for me, I would never forgive myself.”
“And I would never forgive myself if you got hurt either, so I am…”
“I said no!” he almost shouted as he flared his wings. “I do not need some stupid girl getting in my way and ruining my plan!”
Eira cowered back and hung her head down from his words. “But… but I…”
“You are a pampered child that has no idea what reality is like! You are soft and weak! You will die outside of the city walls!”
As he spoke those words tears began sliding down Eira's cheeks. His words were truly hurting the young dragoness, all from someone she thought was her friend. Once Zoidius fibished his rant all she could do was cry. Seeing that he made his point Zoidius turned back to the window and climbed out of it before flying away from the home. Once he was a good distance away he turned back and looked at the house, his heart now falling into his stomach and a sad sigh escaping his throat.
“I’m sorry Eira… I didn’t mean any of those things… but I had to keep you here…”
After another moment Zoidius returned towards his destination, the place he once called home.

The Prince of Darkness walked through his castle halls towards his former throne chamber. It was currently being used as the resting for Nukpana, giving him the space he needed to recover properly. Standing guard stood his father, Malefor.
As he approached Demetrius asked “has he said anything more, father?”
“Not yet, he is still resting. Being trapped for all those centuries will take time to recover.”
“I certainly could have used his help retaking Phoenus. I almost had him! If he had just…”
“Let your puppet go.” Malefor interrupted. “He is of no further value to us.”
“His power is far greater than anything else our enemy has! Why would we let them have such a weapon?”
“Compared to Lord Nukpana he is but a mole. He served his purpose, now we no longer need him.”
“He had more of a purpose! He was my apprentice! He…”
Demetrius was cut off by Malefor suddenly swiping his paw across his sons face knocking him down. Before he could get up Demetrius was pinned down by the same paw. “Do you question me? Do you question our God?!”
“Never! Phoenus is merely a puppet I wanted to keep using!”
“His strings have been cut, you lost this puppet. Your weakness let him go.”
Demetrius glared at his father and growled. “I am not weak! The Ancestors intervened!”
“If you truly were the Prince of Darkness nothing would have stopped you. Perhaps the time has come for me to cut the strings from my own puppet as well.”
For the first time in his life Demetrius took a frightened and shocked expression. Over his many years he had played the puppet master to many victims, but never before had he ever thought of being a puppet himself, not to his own father.
“Is that all I am to you?” he asked. “A puppet? I am your son! I am the Prince of Darkness!”
“You have failed to prove that to me since my return. You let your own child slip through your grasp, you lost your apprentice to the servants of the light.” He pushed his son away before concluding “you haven’t even killed anyone.”
Demetrius rose to his feet and faced his father, both glaring at each other. Now that he was standing he could feel blood trickle down his left cheek, right where Malefor had struck him. He ignored it and swiftly turned around to return down the corridor he came from. After making a couple turns he walked onto a balcony and flew away swiftly.
“If you desire proof, father, then I will show it to you!” he shouted as he flew, his eyes now glowing with a dark crimson.
“I will show you by destroying Warfang myself!”
Price of Darkness Ch. 22
I KNOW! I KNOW IT HAS BEEN WELL OVER A YEAR! I AM DEEPLY SORRY FOR TAKING THIS LONG!

But finally, here is the next chapter! Our hero finally gets his powers figured out, Zoidius begins his plan, and Demetrius is having some issues with his freshly revived father. I will HOPEFULLY get the next chapter done soon!

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Oh. My. Gosh. I'm not sure if you remember me, but I'm ShadowMewX from DarkSpyro and I adored your Dark Descendants trilogy years ago. I can't believe they've been posted here all this time, and there's even chapters I've never seen! XD I think I'm gonna have to go back and reread them all once I graduate in a few days! (Time flies!) Seems your other project has gained quite a bit of traction, too! :D
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Oh wow, it's been a while! XD yeah my fanfic has been mostly here since I started. Lately I've been too focused on running my group Convexity Studios to get anymore chapters done, but I'm still working on it. Nice to see you again!
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