Monday, January 18, 2010
THE OBSIDIAN RING Part 1.
It was dusk in Wizard City and Donna SpellThorn was doing some shopping. She walked into the Wizard City Ring Shop. She walked into the small shop to find it deserted, except for the shopkeeper,Gustav CopperFlame. "Ah Donna!" he exclaimed with gusto "Ow is de search vor Abigail coming?" Donna's friend Abigail DragonHeart had been lost for a long while. "Not good." Donna said sadly "It's like she disappeared off the worlds of the Spiral!" "Ah," Gustav nodded "it is ard to lose a vriend." Donna nodded and began looking at rings. There were many beautiful rings under the many glass cases. She searched, and searched until she found a lovely one. The jewel on top was clear crystal, and the rest was a braided crystal. Donna spoke up "Does it come with any cards?" "Vich vone?" Gustav walked over to where Donna was standing. "Zat's odd, I ave nevheir zeen zat vone bevore." He opened the case and took out the card that lay under it. "A ztrange card dis vone is." Donna looked at the card. It was like Hydra, but different. In the middle was a tan head, (Balance) to the left of it were three; red, purple, and black (Fire Storm and Death)to the right of the tan head were three; light blue, yellow, and green (Ice, Myth, and Life) "Wow" Donna said after looking at the card. "1050/2000 damage. May I trie it on?" Gustav handed her the ring. The crystal on top turned instantly to jade. "Whoa, cool, how much?" "Vor you, only 3675 gold. Or vould you prever crowns?" "I don't have the money for that right now, but can you put it on layaway for me?" "Only vor my vaveorite Life Vizard." he chuckled. Donna smiled, thanked Gustav, and left.
Donna decided to start collecting gold tomorrow, after all it was getting dark. So, instead, she went to go kill time with her friend, Rachel WindTalon. After a race on their mounts, Donna and Rachel went home for the night.
The next morning Donna woke up early and went to fight monsters with Rachel.
The Grendel Urchins were as easy as ever to kill. They were soon done and Rachel took Donna to Drasgonspyre to kill some stronger monsters.
One week later Donna walked into the Wizard City Ring Shop once again. Gustav had kept his promise and gave the ring to Donna, card and all. Seconds later Donna got an S.O.S. from Rachel. Great, Donna thought. It'll give me a chance to try out my new spell. Even with the new spell, the two girls were quickly defeated. they decided to go swimming while they waited to heal. When they were drying off Rachel noticed the ring. "Hey, new ring?" she inquired "Were do you think I got the spell?!" the two girls laughed. "Can I try it on?" Rachel asked "Sure." Donna said. she gave Rachel the ring and the jewel soon turned to citrine. "Cool" Donna said "I guess it knows the school of the wearer." "Well, let's test it on others!" Rachel decided. A Fire Wizard: ruby, an Ice Wizard: Sapphire, a Storm Wizard: amethyst, a Myth Wizard: peridot. Donna made Rachel stop there because she hates Death Wizards. Donna and Rachel decided that this ring was some special magic no one had discovered yet.
Duncan GrimWater heard of Donna's special ring, being a Necromancer he grew jealous. Donna ran past him when she saw a rare reagent to his left.It was then Duncan stole the ring right off her finger. Donna turned around in time to see him slide the ring onto his finger. "NOOOOOOOOOOOO!" She yelled.
The hole ring turned to obsidian, it started humming, and glowing with dark magic. It broke into ash and terrible things broke out of it. Then, it re-formed. "What have you done?" Donna angrily asked Duncan, she ran. "Rachel! Rachel!" she yelled. Finally she found her. Donna hurriedly told her what happened then said "We have to talk to Professor Ambrose!"
They ran to the commons to find only Professor Ambrose, on his death bed. Gamma told them that he had just become very ill, almost out of nowhere. Donna and Rachel quickly told Gamma and their dying professor what happened. "Go see all your teachers." Ambrose said weakly "Ask them for advice." Ambrose layed his head down and passed out. Gamma insisted on coming with them, despite their dismay.
First, they went to see Moolinda Wu; sick. Then Arthur Wethersfeild; sick. Dalia Falmea; sick. Lydia GreyRose; sick. Halstom BaleSrom; sick. Though they resented every moment doing they then went to...Cyrus Drake. Sick. "Wait!" Donna exclaimed suddenly. "What about Malorn AshThorn? Would he be affected by this too?" "I thought you hated Necromancers." Rachel stated. "Well, not Malorn. He's the only Necromancer who doesn't totally resent me for being a Life Wizard." Donna countered.
Luckily when they went to see Malorn he was unharmed. As Donna and Rachel were
walking around Ravenwood they noticed what was happening to the trees. Ivan's eye was closed, Burney was losing his glow, Kelvin was melting, Torrence was dehydrated, and Blossom's blooms were dying.
When touring The Worlds of the Spiral Donna and Rachel saw Wizards (mostly Life) drop to the ground in the same conditions as their teachers. Out of all the students that became ill none of them were Necromancers. "We need to trick whoever doing this into think that we're Necromancers." Donna decided. "We need Death disguises!" Rachel said. Donna changed into her Death disguise which she wore when in the Death School. Rachel bought one to wear.
The trick worked wonderfully. When only few were left they told their friends to do the same. Two of these friends happened to be Jessica FairyHeart and, Kestrel Shadowthistle to do the same.
Donna awoke that morning to find a note on her bed.
I have your friend Abigail DragonHeart. If you would like her back relinquish Wizard City to me. No harm has come to her-yet. And no harm shall come to her, as long as you do as I say. Meet me in Dragonspyre in the Drake Hatchery.
Donna rushed over to Rachel's house. She flew in the doorway and nearly tackled Rachel. "What happened?" Rachel asked, concerned. Tears streaming down her face, she shoved the note towards Rachel and choked out "Read it." Rachel read the note. Sorrow and and fear painted her face as she handed the note back to Donna.
"We have to defeat Malistaire." Donna said................................