Mage of the Abyss
Chapter 1 ~ So This is the End for me
September 28, 2080.
The Clock is slowly striking in.
The icy atmosphere in the Throne Room is chilling the air inside, and the cold blue crystals are radiating their blinding light.
A group of women stood on the opposite of the throne. A girl, standing behind all alone with her friends already making their move at the front. With one standing on the side and the other is flying high, they are attempting the impossible.
Wearing a majestic dreaded robe and wield a skull-shaped staff, the girl stood there… Menacingly.
Standing against the humongous creature, her friends are ready to engage. One of them is an Assassin and the other is a flying Wizard.
The former carries daggers, dual-wielding it in both hands. Wearing a stalker-like armor and her face is covered by a metallic silver mask, it smiles in fangs.
While the latter is wielding a wand in each hand. Wearing a skimpy robe outfit, her voluptuous figure is bare in the open for everyone to see, though no one present at the moment has the leisure of enjoying that view.
The monster they are facing, a Dragon, cloaked in a dark purple mist with some enormously large teeth and sharp fangs with 8 dusty old horns, grown eerily on its head.
A skeleton stood on the top of its back. Their presence is domineering. The skeleton wore a jet-black robe and a staff in his hand, and at the tip of his forehead lies a Symbol… No one in this room aside himself knows what the symbol means, except for one girl.
Mentioning the unobvious, there seems to be a disturbing silver-black smoke slowly flooding out of his robe.
A blast of an explosion destroyed the flow of air around the skeletons face.
”Woo-hoo! ” shouted the wizard flying in the sky, ”Hell yeah! The effects just popped inside his ass! Shit clear for you, bitch! ”
”Shut UP! ”
Upon hearing the Wizard, the Assassin tapped the ground hard with her foot, crushing the crystal platform she was standing on, and then dashed forward at an extremely fast speed, rushing towards the dragon.
The dragon itself noticed her. Moving its head like an eel and then hurled a giant black flame, swirling like a flowing spiral of a wind.
Repositioned her daggers tightly, the Assassin tapped the ground once again and maneuver to the side. Ducking her head down, her light beautiful face behind that mask has managed to barely avoid the flame.
Sliding with her knees on the ground, she reached the bottom of the dragon. Maneuvering her body again, she repelled herself to the back end of its tail.
Stepping over it, she stabbed the middle of it.
”Wundunndiir! ” roared the dragon with his flame shooting up to the ceiling.
The Assassin didn stop, she dragged the dragger all the way to the dragons back, slicing them up. Tons of dark-colored blood was gushing out of it.
Turning his head slightly, the skeletons eyes turned red. Spark of red electricity formed at the tip of his bony fingers, violently growing larger and larger, striking his hand. But it has no effect on him. However, when his tiny red iris grew larger within an instant as it narrowed down. Doom was about to fall.
She noticed his movement. The Assassin stopped her moves entirely and formed her hands together, a sign. The Skeleton turned around and releases the spark in his hand, aiming it directly to strike the Assassin.
Smoke coming out of her hand, sinister dark aura emerging outwardly from her body, she mumbled, ”Transcendental Law of Shadow, Murciélago. ”
A storm of lightning blasts through the Assassin, but as soon as it hits, her entire body splintered into shadowy bats and scattered throughout the room, dissipated.
She re-emerges right under the Skeletons shadow with her eyes in a dark tone. Her pupils disturbingly turned bright, shining like the moon.
”True Aspect of the Blade, Edged Continuity Reflection. ”
The dragon flinched, shouting, ”Ahr Kir! ”
Hearing that, the Skeleton moves further to the dragons head. As soon as he turned around, the Assassin appeared right in front of him.
She swings her arms slicing the Skeletons head with her sharp dagger, he was staggered but her attack was blocked by an invisible wall.
But she doesn stop.
No, she continues to slice the staggered Skeleton repeatedly in rapid succession. Her movement appears to be delayed by 2 seconds before the impact hits but it was actually faster than that, 0.0001 second is the correct speed before her dagger reaches the barrier. Multiplying it to the 2 seconds, her hits are uncountable by normal means.
Using her leg, she swung her foot straight to the Skeletons head, destructively breaking the invisible wall. He staggers to the back, then she propelled herself to the front again, and continues the strike.
*Klash *Klash *Klash
She stabs, slashed his chest, and slicing his bony throat. Her attacks are hard to follow for a normal human eye to see, and it is even unheard of a human that is able to move at such speed.
But each time she attacks, the Skeleton keeps regenerating his body, completely healing himself in a matter of seconds.
This irritates the Assassin, no matter how much she cut them, his bone keeps reattaching themselves back.
The Assassin kicked him right on his face and back away to the air, she flew away as she shouted, ”Kurira! ” calling out her companion.
Putting her hand together, she summoned a new dagger out of thin air, its appearance is that of a jagged knife with a black and blue color line. She then muttered, ”Core Lightning Infusion. ”
Two balls of lightning appeared just at the side of her shoulders. The sparkling balls flow like a stream of water, enveloping her two daggers.
*Zzzzzzzt *Crackle *Crackle
The Wizard noticed her call and went flying straight down to her. Grabbing the Assassins clothes on the back of the neck, she gripped her tightly.
”Kick his ass, hon! ” The Wizard said.
Narrowing her eyes down to a slit, one can detect a slight grin underneath that mask. ”Leave it to me. ”
The Wizard bent her head to the back and turned around to swing the Assassin girl around, and throw her body right to the skeleton direction. He noticed that they
e attacking, the Skeleton raised his arm and opened his palm.
Silver-black flame spirals from his hand and then shot them like a laser.
As if the Air has been cut in half, the Assassin managed to pass through the scorching heat, and the Wizard survived through it by making a globe of an invisible wall around herself.
”Haaaah ” charging her hands, ”LIGHTNING STORM!! ”
The Assassin yelled as she put her hands on the back. At the moment she was about to hit the Skeleton, she swings her arms and stabbed the Skeletons head, her blade has been carved deep inside its head.
The dagger sparked, she turned the dagger on her left-hand around and stab the Skeletons neck with it. The electricity on her weapons are violently clashing with one another and then!
Its spiraling to an explosion. The spark of the electricity created a dome of lightning and it continues to zaps all over the place like thunder viciously striking around.
Stunned by the Lightning Explosion, the skeleton raises his staff and created a black miniature of a sun. Slowly, his and the dragons wounds are healing.
The impact of her attack was massive. Unfortunately, the Skeleton recovered quickly from it. However, the dragon on the other hand, was damaged badly.
”Hwooo! Kriih Dahas, Man Tahn durr ” roared the Dragon, ”Zuu Fen Ni Sil Nahlaas. Dir… ”
The dragon swings its tail striking the Assassin with an enormously strong force.
The Assassin got hit by it. Flew all across the field, destroying the many crystals in her path, and ended up sitting on the throne with blood splashing behind her back as she dropped to the seat.
The dragon was enraged.
Spreading its wing wide, the dragon let out another destructive roar, causing the entire space around it to shake. Opening its mouth even wider, he then burst out a jet-black flame from its body to the surroundings.
The flame managed to crack the wizards invisible barrier.
”Holy shit, man! We can hold it out much longer, babe! How long are you going to stand there!? Are you touching yourself??? ” she said as she flew around, dodging the spark of the flame with another invisible barrier protecting her.
A striking sound of a bell echoes across the hall. The sound came from the staff-wielding girl who has been standing behind the battle all this time, there is a large transparent gold-white clock, ticking behind her back.
She noticed that her comrades are in trouble, ”H-Hang in there! ”
Another explosion of lightning has struck the Skeleton. It was the Assassin, shes still alive and kicking. Not only that, the mask was broken in half, revealing one cat-like eye.
Moving with the speed of the wind, she strikes the dragons tail, trying to cut them again as she did before. However, her attacks were in vain. The dragons body has become even thicker and stronger than before.
She gave up on that idea and headed to strike the Skeleton instead. Both the Assassin and the Wizard are holding him for the staff-wielding girl to make her move.
Gritting her teeth. She thought to herself, Come on, baby. Almost done, you can do this… just like before… remember the puzzle… convincing herself for something that is yet to be decided, she wishes her comrade to be able to buy her some more time.
Sweats dripping from her chin with each second of the clock passing by.
Her eyes are getting desperate as her breath gets heavier.
She felt tingles coming from her neck, then suddenly… a smile cracked on her face, and her eyes widened like a madman.
Shaking uncontrollably, she starts laughing sinisterly, ”Heheheh, Hyahahahah! Capital!!! Ill be there soon, baby! ”
A loud deafening sound of a bell ring across the entire hall.
Striking exactly at 00.000, a burst of powerful wind burst out of the clock, shattering the ground to pieces.
Her eyes turned from brown to golden white color. Many new symbols start appearing from her clothes, and itself upgraded to a brighter color and lining. At the center of her forehead lies a symbol.
The same as the one on the skeletons forehead, and it translated into… Judgment.
She pulled her staff to the back and then slam it to the ground.
It creates an earthquake. Disrupting the Dragons Roar and stopped it from unleashing any more flames.
Stretching her arms wide, she then slapped her hands together. Shining ever so brightly, a glowing white flame slowly emerges from her the inside of hands. The clock behind her turned completely white and then a divine creature emerged.
With an appearance to that of a high-ranking angel with 6 wings on its back along with a crown-like horn growing out of its head.
The ghost then formed its hand, imitating the girls movement. Completely in sync. Narrowing her eyes down to a slit, the girl mumbled, ”True Art of Chronomancy. ”
Echoes the belling clock.
Opening her palms, she directed it towards the skeleton and the ghost follows her hand movement. Slowly, she – they – opened it wide. Grasping the air slowly, and then, with many echoing voices spitting out of their mouth, she and the ghost mumbled the sinister forbidden spell, ”Life Distortion. ”
Suddenly, her whole vision became black and white. As if the whole world is slowing down. The space around the Skeleton started to spirals… its whirling.
He saw all of it happening like normal, but he couldn do anything about it, neither is the Dragon.