"When I think of the sacrifice yet to be offered and the hearts and homes yet to be made desolate before this dreadful war is over, my heart is like lead within me, and I feel at times like hiding in a deep darkness."
"If my name ever goes into history, it will be this Act."
The thunder was frighteningly loud. The trees were shaking and gusts of winds came and start blowing everything away. What I saw was something I had not expected.
There were fires and lightning. Both elements fought as if they were about to rip time-space continuum with their vicious claws of destruction. From a distance I stood from the battlefield, holding on to my dear sword.
I did not shake nor did I tremble at the sight of the majestic battle that occured before me.
As I watched the battle, a stream of fire suddenly came out of an old tree from where I stood. The tree went "CRACK!" as soon as the lightning stroke it with its gentle touch from the sky. I covered my eyes as the tree cracked and fell from its position. All I can see was smoke and fire that quickly engulfs the tree as soon as it fell.
I stood back abit, for fear of any sparks that may catch fire to my once royal blue cloak.
When the fire died out, most of the tree had disappeared. From once a majestic tree that stood tall in its height, now reduced to ashes as war took its life away with a single swoop.
I questioned myself why was this happening and were not the nations of each clan on the Cray at peace with one another?
As I continue to ponder, I heard a loud roar from the battlefield. This roar was a roar that I am very familiar with and I know where it came from. It was from my friend from the Dragon Empire Nation, Dragonic Overlord. This intrigued me even further as to what was going on. I had only been asleep in these woods for a few hours, no? I thought it was a good idea to take some rest after I have been summoned countless times before by an odd blue hair kid who does not know a single thing on the rules of war. Apparently when he summons me, my hair turns blue as well which often annoyed me.
I summoned my trusty stead, Lionmane Stallion, who was not too far away from me from where I slumber. The mighty horse galloped to my side and I got up onto him. However, before I can make my move, I heard another roar.
This roar, I am not familiar with. To whom does this roar belong to? Surely not Dragonic Overlord or with his armor which would make him as Dragonic Overlord The End.
As I tap Lionmane Stallion's hind, we sprint towards the raging battlefield. I did not realize, everything has change when I fell asleep for just a few hours.
The closer I get to the battlefield, the louder the roars get and I saw more destruction and chaos along the way.
Fires were everywhere and many of the other citizens of Cray came running away from the battlefield. Although, despite their many efforts, they do seem like chickens who had their heads cut off.
Hang on, what are chickens?
I turn my gaze upon the mountains which lay across the forest where I slept, and encouraged my stallion to gallop even faster.
Lightnings were dancing through the sky and embers of flame engulf the surrounding. I grew weary and tired as I pass through the flames and this armor of mine is just too heavy. All of a sudden, as I was not paying close attention to the direction of where my stallion is taking me to, a big rock of the size of Epona's flying beelte came out of nowhere in this hellzone and hit me on the chest.
I was shocked.
With that impact I flew off my stallion and onto the ground. My stallion stop its course and came back for me. The impact made me cough a few drops of blood but I was alright. I then look up to my stallion and gestured it to lower itself so I may climb onto its saddle.
Winds began to blow even harder and I then heard loud roars in the sky. I looked up, peering my gaze into the dark clouds as it has been polluted with smog and smokes from the burning mountain. What I saw then was something that I cannot believe.
I saw my brave friend, Dragonic Overlord, fighting against another dragon creature. Both dragons roared at each other and fought like mad dragons.
"GIVE IT UP DRAGONIC OVERLORD! THE TIME FOR YOUR KIND, THE KAGEROUS ARE OVER! FOR I, DRAGONIC KAISER VERMILLION, LEADER OF THE NARUKAMI CLAN WILL TAKE OVER THE DRAGON EMPIRE NATION AND ALL THOSE BELOW IT!"
My friend, held his sword up high and replied with a roar that is loud enough to tremble the heavens.
"FOOL! THE KAGEROU CLAN IS ALMIGHTY AND EVER STRONG! WE WILL NOT BOW DOWN TO THE LIKES OF YOU INVADERS! WE ARE THE TRUE LEADERS OF THE DRAGON EMPIRE NATION! I, DRAGONIC OVERLORD, WILL RIP YOU SHREDS WITH MY BARE HANDS FOR DARING TO CHALLENGE ME!
REDUCE ALL TO ASHES, FLAMES OF THE APOCALYPSE! ETERNAL FLAME!"
With that, the two gigantic dragons fought without hesistation and just by standing below, I can feel that one, was fighting with rage and the other, was fighting with the will power to take control.
As I continue to watch in awe of the mighty brute strength between the two dragons, a sudden sense came to me dodge. Trusting that sense, I did and I miss the sword that came swinging down upon me.
Looking up, I saw another king. He was in clad with gold armor and had long hair. I thought it was my best general, Fang of Light Garmall, but it was not upon closer inspection.
"I am Great Silver Wolf, Garmore. You, former king of the United Sanctuary, are no longer of any use to the United Sanctuary nation!"
He then made a quickstep forward to slash me with his gold claws. He was aiming for my head but before I could do anything but close my eyes with my arms, I heard a clang.
"HOW DARE YOU DO THAT TO THE KING!"
I open my eyes once more to find with joy, that it was my comrade, Fang of Light Garmall.
"You are no King, Garmore. And I am terribly disappointed in you." replied Garmall.
Garmall looked back and smiled, "Good day to you, my King. What brings you here to this neighbourhood?"
I smiled in return but before I can say a word, Garmore had leaped towards Garmall and all I can say is "WATCH OUT!"
Garmall, being my general, was one who is not weak. Often times people thought he was useless because of the sacrifice he must make in order to call out a snowgal, but I think not. With friends, you can topple anything that comes in your way and that is what I believe in.
In a flash, Garmall counter-attack Garmore by falling to the ground first, allowing Garmore to be over him, before launching a kick to the stomach at Garmore.
"Take that you spineless bastard." retorted Garmall.
As Garmore fell to the ground, another of what seems to be Garmore's comrades appeared before him from the forest. He stood before Garmall and I, pointed his sword at me and yelled,
"Former King of the United Sanctuary, your days are numbered! Surrender now or prepare to face death! For I Knight of Superior Skills, Beaumains, shall take you down within a few seconds!"
I took out my sword and pierce the ground with its tip.
"I grew weary of such threats and I now have an idea of what is going on. There's been a hostile take over at the United Sanctuary when I was not around. If you so wish to challenge me, the King, then I shall gladly accept that challenge! FOR I AM NOT A KING IF I CANNOT FIGHT MY OWN BATTLES!"
Garmore stood, still writhin in pain from the kick, steady himself in a stance alongside with Beaumains.
"Ha! There's only two of you, do you think that is enough to defeat us?" said Garmore.
After he said those words, silent came and the land which was first full of chaos, came to a silent still.
"What? What happen to Vermillion Kaiser?" said a very surprised Garmore.
Garmall, who was silent throughout the whole talk, was biting his own fingers at the tip. Enough to draw a few small drops of blood to the ground. With 4 drops of blood from his own body, a loud howl came from the forest from where I came.
The howl became louder as 4 snowgals leaped through the air and join Garmall in the front lines.
It was obvious, that Garmore was not happy about this.
"RETREAT!" yelled Garmore.
The snowgals began their attack at the self-proclaim King by chasing after Garmore and Beaumains. Sighing with relief, I shook hands with my general. It was not long before I began to question him of the happenings in United Sanctuary.
As I heard of the stories, of how my right hand man, Blaster Blade, had been abducted, along with, surprisingly, Blaster dark. Apparently the two clans, Royal Paladins and Shadow Paladins, have joined together to defeat a common enemy. Dragonic Overlord was the survivor of the abduction but he was thoroughly weakened at his attempt to escape.
I stood there, with my stallion and Garmall, tears came rolling down my cheeks.
"It is not your fault, your Highness. You did not know." said Garmall.
I responded, "I should have been there with my subjects. I must take part of the blame."
Garmall placed his hand on my right shoulder, "Your general, Blaster Blade, along with Blaster Dark, form a great friendship with one another and became a powerful general, Majestic Lord Blaster to defend the sanctuary. They did so so that you may return, my King. It's time to head back."
Wiping the tears from my cheek, I nodded.
"ONWARDS! BACK TO THE UNITED SANCTUARY NATION!" I yelled.
I got on my stallion and pointed my sword forward. My stallion neighed loudly at my spirit that is currently burning with the desire to return to my kingdom.
"Let's go my king! It is time to reclaim your throne of the United Sanctuary." exclaimed a happy Garmall.
Garmall got on one of the snowgals and rode alongside with me, towards to my kingdom.
However, what I did not realize, that my friend, Dragonic Overlord, had fallen from the sky.
-to be continued-
PS : Whenever I feel like continuing it.
PPS : I write not based on the anime, but on my own outlook of the current gameplay of Cardfight Vanguard.