MICRO-CHAPTER 1: RAVEN
“Destiny is not kind to you Raven. And escaping it may seem impossible…but there is a world where the impossible has happened before. Your best chance is to go there…it may not provide you with answers, but it may give you a fighting chance…” the words of the Elder Azar sounded in the mind of Raven, a young sorceress from Azarath.
Raven had grey skin, purple eyes and hair, that came up to her neck, a black leotard, blue foot only-boots and a blue cloak with a hood. On her belt, hands and cloak were golden amulets with a red round core. On her forehead, or rather infused into her forehead, was a red chakra stone.
She was going through a tunnel of mystic light, traveling to a new world, a world where she stood a chance…dark times were ahead, it was inevitable. But no way she was giving up without a fight. She had taken her mentor’s advice…and was heading towards planet Earth.
She has done research on this world before she went there…she knew little despite her mother being from Earth. But on the other hand, she and her mother were not really close. No one was really close to Raven aside from her mentor Azar. Anyways, despite her heritage she only learned about Earth because of her mission…or her self-proclaimed mission, to run from destiny.
Only destiny doesn’t like people running away from it, and would do anything to catch up. Something went wrong on her travel…the tunnel of light she used to travel, started to break up (can light even break)… “No, no, no! Already? Too soon!” Raven reached out her hands, which brimmed with black enery. “Azarath, Metrion, Zinthos!”
She used her spellwork to try to keep her transport spell stable, but it didn’t have the desired effect due to outside interferance. The tunnel of light started to blur and shift, like the light became a liquid and mixed itself. She was now in a dimensional void…full of floating rocks. Something had interfered.
Something rushed behind her, and she turned around, missing it, but didn’t prevent her from firing a black spell from her hand at a nearby floating rock. She heard something again behind her, and turned around and blasted again. “Show yourself!” her eyes briefly became glowing red and pupilless, as where her eyebrows once were a second pair of red eyes had appeared. She regained composure and her eyes reverted back to purple. “No…calm down.” She told herself.
A shape behind her rose up, an ethereal but menacing shape…kind of like a combination of a serpent and anthropods. It appeared to be made of yellow light. It rose up slowly, thinking it went unnoticed. But Raven detected his presence and turned around; She readied her spellwork to fire away at the beast, but it lashed with a huge tentacle, forcing Raven to put a black shield around her, which was batted away like a volleyball and knocked through a meteor. Her shield has protected her from damage though. “You’re one of his, are you?” Raven muttered. The creature just roared.
The creature spawned more ethereal tentacles, yet because of her mystic abilities she could be hurt by them. She flew around the alternate plane, dodging the tentacles as they tried to crush or impale her. She grabbed one of the rocks with her magic and tossed it at the creature, who let out a stream of a wispy flame of sorts from her mouth and vaporizes the rock. He then let out a purple lightning from it eyes which hit Raven and sent her spinning out of the air and onto one of the rocks. The creature advanced, but she jumped of the rock and tossed another one at the creature. The creature vaporized the rock with his breath once again, but then she grabbed two rocks from the side and sandwiched the creature’s head between them before he could regain breath.
The creature staggered around dazed…not badly hurt but dazed. Raven took no chances. She gathered all her strength… “Azarath…” Her homeworld, a mystical plane “…Metrion…” drawing power from the mystical forces of said home, “…Zinthos!” she said as she unleashed the power, in the form of a black aura, shaped like her namesake, the Raven.
The black ethereal raven crashed into the creature and it was torn apart. The parts that broke off started to warp into globs of plasm, as the head, still alive roared, in pain as the rest of its body floated in different directions. But then something happened. From the back of the head, several tentacles spawned and the head started to shift its shape lightly, as the small globs that broke off its body started to take shapes, of things that ressemble the cross between snake and manta rays.
The divided form of the creature started to go in all directions. “This is not good.” Raven noted, in a monotone she usually spoke into…The swarm of creatures started to circle around her, like birds of prey. But she would not go down so easily.
However, something odd happened as the plane around her started to melt again, and it was not her doing, and judging from the expression on the creature’s faces, neither was it their doing. The rocks dissolved and the plane warped as a different portal opened up. Raven didn’t recognize the weird energy the portal was made off…unless the portal wasn’t magic.
Aside from the huge portal a few smaller portals popped up as well. The creatures eyed the portals in interest and moved towards them. Raven could make out images behind the portal…several places on planet Earth. She couldn’t let these creatures rampage on Earth. She charged a few spells and started blasting the smaller creatures. However, the head of the main body made its way to the bigger portal. Raven wanted to chase the bigger one, but one of the smaller one headbutts her and sends her flinging through one of the smaller ones and went after her.
Raven got up after being tackled and wanted to head back into the smaller portal, but the creature that tackled her came out and the portal closed behind it. It roared as it engulfed itself in an electric aura and charged. Raven prepared another spell… “Azarath, Metrion Zinthos!” she shouted as a blast of black energy charged into the creature.
The spell and the creature were at a stalemate as its aura made sure the spell froze in front of it…But Raven made a gesture, her spell broke off in smaller black arrows, turned around and hit the creature in the back, destroying it. But the other creatures still had gone through the portal. “I hope I can find and eliminate them before they can do any more harm…” she said as she flew off.
She sighed. “Go to Earth, she said. It will do you good, she said.” She sarcastically muttered as she levitated through the sky.
TO BE CONTINUED