Meanwhile Fyora flew to a hardly floating Xandra.
"Get your hands off me !" Xandra screamed furiously trying to escape from her grip.
"I try to get you to solid ground" replied Fyora
"Hypocrite ! You hate me. Why don't you leave me alone then ?" said Xandra
Fyora didn't pay attention to what Xandra was saying and kept flying till they reached the land. She seated her down and sat facing her.
"You were my star-pupil. What made you hate us ?" asked Fyora
"You are trying to rule as all, with your powers and supporters. Because we are neopets that doesn't mean that we can't rule ourselves. Selfish Queen, you are afraid that one day, you'll lose your place, you'll be overthrown and lull us all with your fake goodness" said Xandra supporting what she was saying pationately
"This is not true, my goodness is real and pure" replied Fyora innocently
"Yeah, right. You can't fool me !" replied Xandra furiously
"Maybe I'm over-protective, that doesn't mean you have to get so angry for that" replied Xandra
Fyora expected Xandra to talk but she was silent.
"Look, I'm not a bad person..."
"Prove it !" Xandra challenged her
Fyora stood speechless
"I knew it ! You only care about combing your hair and polishing your wings" said Xandra with a look full of hatred
"Let me tell you a story !..." Fyora began
"Enough with the fairytales, Faerie Queen. All of us had enough" said Xandra
"I created both Neopia and Kreludor...these planets were created by me for you all...How does that make me bad ?" yelled Fyora
"Then why did you let the Darkest Faeire live...roaming free. She works to rule us all, this piece of dung, this selfish, flying ding. You let her live, if one day she defeats all the faeries and all the neopian army, we will be doomed...ruled by a disgusting, clueless queen that the only thing she does is to spread fear to those who oppose to her. I'd prefer to be ruled by Sloth anyday" Xandra ranted
"Are you saying that you support my monarchy ?" asked Fyora
"Well, yes...but I'd prefer if you let us neopets, kill her...or kill her yourself..." suggested Xandra
"I can't...she once was good..."
"Once...not anymore...Not even Altador wants her alive"
"She just might turn good again" said Fyora
"Another reason why I hate faeries is that they insist on something that it isn't even true and that they believe whatever the other tell them said Xandra
"Ok Xandra I'll let you believe what you want, what you like...and don't worry about the Darkest Faerie. If something occurs, I'll do my best to save you, the neopets" said Fyora
"As you wish. I'd kill her so that nobody would have to worry about her. I'd make a better queen than you anyday" said Xanra and left
"Oh the temperament of hers. Always wanted to be the best" Fyora laughed lightly to herself
Kass, still in the Revenge saw a head bob from beneath the water.
Kass was distracted by the voice
"Um...what is it ?" he replied
"Who are you ?" asked later curious
"I'm Cailys I saw a dream in which you and your companion were defending us from those evil pirates" said the maraquan aisha
"Xandra" he thought and then he spoke "Evil pirates ? Then you have no idea what evil is ! They are just rebels without a cause...a shame for pirates" laughed Kass loudly
Fyora had landed Xandra in the newly-made shore (after the sinking of Faerieland) of Haunted Woods. Then from behind a tree a huge wocky appears holding an anchor as a club.
"You must be Xandra...Scarblade has been looking for you" said the wocky in a bass, heavy voice
"One step closer and I'll sear you !" threatened Xandra, her fists were glowing green and purple
"I'm not supposed to harm you" said the wocky indifferently
"You don't convince me" she said in a stance ready to fight
The wocky had enough of her so he just wrapped his tail around her, brought her closer to himself and covered both her nose and mouth with a moist cloth, (the cloth was dipped into sleeping potion before) after a few seconds Xandra was sound asleep. The wocky put her in a sack and headed to his boat to the Revenge.
Much later in the Revenge
"Brought her !" said the wocky leaving her on the deck
"Take her to my cabin" ordered Scarblade
The wocky picked her up and took her to Scarblade's cabin. He placed her on a chair and then he left closing the door behind him. The effect of the potion has faded and Xandra opened her eyes slowly. She looked around and realised that she was in a ship.
"What a headache !" she said with one hand on her forehead.
She looked around for a way to escape. After some minutes she realized that there was no way out but the door of the cabin. With that thought she decided to quit sitting on Scarblade's armchair. His desk was perfectly organized, maps were rolled and stored into the drawers. The quills on top of his desk were arranged by height from bigger to smaller, notebooks and papers were placed in a neat pile on the side. There was also a statuette of Macilia on the side. Xandra grabbed it and attempted to pull it so that she could examine it better. The statuette wouldn't move right or left only up and down and as Xandra pulled it up a trapdoor opened beneath the chair. Xandra still on the chair has landed in the armoury of the ship swords, scimitars, pistols and other weapons were stored there for men to take and use in case of attack. Suddenly Xandra heard a loud crack she looked beneath her char and noticed that the weight of the chair had formed a hole in the floor due to the collision. Xandra grabbed a flail and used it against the hole on the floor. The hole after several hits was large enough for her to fit and make her escape. Without losing any moment she left the flail on the floor and dived into the water and into Maraqua.
After some time she came across Caylis and Kass. Caylis handed her a magical necklace that would allow her to breathe underwater.
"Kass what are you doing here ? Who's she ?...What's going on ?" Xandra asked shouting confused
"That's Cailys, the 3 of us will defend Maraqua and Faerieland from those rather lame, but unfortunately destructive pirates" answered Kass
"Why are we gonna do this again ?" asked Xandra sarcastically
"Ok, look, I didn't really see a dream but hey, don't you all want to make everyone drop their jaws in awe, instead of point at you in disgust ? Kelpbeard said that he'd treat me equally as Isca...he lied...This is mine and yours chance to glorify your names in the route of history" said Caylis grinning
"Sounds good to me" said Xandra smirking
"Yeah, sounds better than a prophesy in a dream" said Kass
"So we are gonna be...mercenaries" said Xandra
"Well, basically yes" answered Caylis
"Ok, let's do this" said Kass
"Me and Xandra will fight underwater. Kass you will go in the Revenge"
"My pleasure" said Kass drawing his sword out of its case.
Kass flapped his wings to the surface as Caylis and Xandra went to the whirlpool and the castle of King Kelpbeard respectively, the fields the pirates chose for the battle hoping that the Maraquans would fall in the Bubbling pit.
Above the water a sword was sawing a hole in one side, then a hand grabbed the one side of the hole...it was Kass' hand, he pushed himself up and in the hole (the pirates had fixed the hole Xandra made before)
"Wah" he groaned as he fell hard on the floor.
In the room there was plenty of rum and salted sardines and loaves of stale bread. He climbed up a flight of stairs leading him to a door. He opened the door to the deck and closed the door behind him.
"Where's your Captain ?" Kass yelled with the sword still in his hand.
Nathan, Benny and Swabby approached him
"What do you want our Captain for ?" asked Nathan aggressively
"None of your business, puny blumaroo. Now tell me where is your Captain before I chop you into blumaroo steaks and sell them in the Deserted Fareground for the Bonju avatar" said Kass
"You don't scare me, you feather-head" screamed Nathan on top of his lungs
"What's going on here ?" asked Scarblade as he walked out of his room
"Nothing much...I was just looking for you" said Kass, the sunbeams were reflecting on the edge of his sword. Scarblade drew his sword. Nathan, Benny and Swabby moved to the sides and let the 2 battle.
"I have to tell you that I do detest lupes. Prepare to die" said Kass, his eyes shining crimson evilly.
Meanwhile Caylis at the whirlpool where the battle between the Maraquans and the Pirates was commencing. Caylis was firing some sort of magical fireballs that would burn underwater. Some pirates got incinerated by the fireballs and scared as they were they backed out in New Maraqua. In the meantime Xandra in the Castle of King Kelpbeard unleashed a magic fury upon the pirates keeping him, Isca and Swordmaster Talek. Then she got her penknife and cut the ropes off King Kelpbeard, Isca and Talek.
"You are free now. Go help Cailys" said Xandra and left in a hurry
"Thank you" shouted King Kelpbeard as Xandra was swimming outside the castle. She was heading to the Whirlpool looking for Caylis to report her progress. Caylis was not around so Xandra decided to follow the trail of the kelps burning, she finally reached the New Maraqua, the battle was finally raging between the petpet shop and the Kelp restaurant, Isca, Caylis, Swordmaster Talek, King Kelpbeard and his army were fighting against the pirates led by the Zafara Bomber, Xandra decided to join and help them.
"About time" said Caylis as soon as she saw her approach.
On the Revenge Kass and Captain Scarblade were fighting blade against blade. Kass was strong with his sword but regal and majestic at the same time. Scarblade blocked Kass' sword from hitting him directly to vital areas of his body, but Kass had enough. He attempted to punch Kass. Kass stopped and held his hand, he spun his wrist and twisted him away, at the moment Scarblade spun back and hit Kass on the wing, Kass furiously slapped him with his tail, Scarblade avoided it and attempted to kick him, that was Kass' chance, he held Scarblade's leg up and with his tail he tripped him down, but Scarblade had grabbed Kass by the wrist so they fell together. Scarblade with his hand still on his sword and Kass' wrist let go off Kass and stabbed the skin connecting the 2 major bones of his wing. Kass screamed for only a moment, he ten turned around and threw Scarblade against some barrels with rum.
"That's enough Scarblade !" screamed Kass furiously
At Faerieland, the faeries were trying to rise Faerieland to ground level again. The water faeries have held the water back as the earth faeries were rising the ground with their magic. Fyora suddenly left great darkness coming from the ocean. She flew up high and saw a ship. The Revenge. She saw Captain Scarblade at the mercy of Lord Kass's blade. She dived and landed gracefully on the deck.
"No, Kass !" she cried
"Why not ?...Fyora...you ! What do you want here ?" asked Kass angrily
"I need him alive. He needs to be punished. Imprisoned in the Depths of Terror Mountain" said Fyora in a severe tone
"I think death suits him just fine !" said Kass
"No, Kass, you had enough being soulless. I'll take the stress of punishing this dark soul" said Fyora
Kass shrugged, if she wanted that bad to take personal care of Scarblade's punishment, she could have it. Fyora grabbed Scarblade from his shoulders and flew away to Terror Mountain. Thinking that Benny, Swabby and Nathan would be harmless without their Captain. He flew away, trying to find Xandra.
After some time in the battlefield. Xandra and King Kelpbeard were talking
"How did you come here first ?" asked a confused Xandra, King Kelpbeard
"Riding upon Maraquan unis gets you somewhere faster than swimming !" said Kelpbeard laughing silently.
The Zafara Bomber dropped a handkerchief down. It was the sigh that the war would begin that very moment. The pirates rushed screaming to the Maraquan Army. The army put up their shields, arrows though had their way they flew up high and they landed upon the warriors. Many losses occurred from both sides as Caylis and Xandra used their magic against the pirates. As Kass was flying he saw Xandra, he dived.
At Faerieland another pirate army marched, catching the faeries off guard, led by the Wocky Canon Master. Along with the pirates he had brought 5 island mystics, voodoo masters from Mystery Island. Most of the faeries fell in pain as soon as the mystics pierced their dolls with needles. Fyora was in her tower, stocking the shelves with precious artefacts, when she heard of the screams of agony, she looked out of her window and saw her faerie army defeated, lying on the ground. She got out fast, Aethia, Naia, Mira, Ember, Fuhnah, Psellia, Nereid, Iyana, Bree, Taelia, Kari, Zaira, Jhuidah, Siyana and Illusen, were the few strong enough to withstand the voodoo effect. Aethia run to them with her twin blades at hand, the other faeries found the courage to fight along with her. Naia and Nereid made currents of water to carry them away. Psellia blew them away with the gust the flapping of her wings created. Mira used the force of the galaxy to paralyse them. Ember, Fuhnah and Bree, the 3 fire faeries, used a magic spell that let their element burn underwater and unleashed a flame vortex upon them. Siyana, the faerie of light blinded them as she shone like sun on the voodoo masters and pirates. Taelia, who had something really powerful in stock for the invaders, a blizzard, made of snowflakes of solid ice. The earth faeries caused the bottom to shake, an earthquake strong enough to open trenches on the ground. The few pirates remaining from the attacks fled. This battle was won.
Meanwhile in Maraqua Xandra, Caylis and Isca were still battling with their powers the pirates. Xandra with her magic and the twin sisters with their mental attacks. Causing the pirates to flee after all what was shown in their heads. King Kelpbeard was in the first wave along with Swordmaster Talek. Kass has landed and was also fighting bravely with his trusty sword, Naralus at one hand and his trusty dagger, Trithduril at the other. If it wasn't for the water surrounding him he would be soaking wet, by habit he motioned his arm to wipe his forehead, and he kept on fighting back to back with Xandra, who was firing magic flame-balls and throwing them at the pirates.
"Good job...keeping my back safe, Xandra" said Kass out of breath, even though what he called breath was basically water turned into oxygen in his trachea.
"Thank you Kass" said Xandra shooting a couple more fire-balls. There were a few pirates still standing. Scarblade's army was getting less every minute. The few pirates still standing, who valued their lives fled. The war against the pirates was won. 2 victorious battles for the Maraquans and the Faeries.