Chapter 6The Zantaos Saga
Chapter 6: The Warrior Reincarnate
The dark citadel of Raziel rose up from the ground like a large spire, darker than shadow and as empty as night. Upon his throne, Raziel pondered his next move. "Dante has kept all the shards sealed in Elandir's royal vault, he has 4 and I have 5. But now that Dante has been defeated, nothing stands in my way" The thunder god Rayden who had defeated Dante rose up to Raziel's throne. "My Lord, I have some rather ill fated news" Raziel raised an eyebrow and commanded the god to speak, "My Lord, my hammer contains a shard of the Zanatos crystal" Laughing at Rayden, Raziel stood up from his chair "Why is that ill fated? That is marvellous news, no more searching these decrepit lands!" The thunder god did not flinch as Raziel came towards him "There's something else isn't there?" Rayden fell to his knees "Yes my Lord… During my battle with Dante, I dropped the hammer, it is still at the battleground" Raziel smirked lightly and with a swift
Chapter 5The Zanatos Saga
Chapter 5 – The Exiled God
A galloping horse raced through the valley to the immense structure that was the kingdom of Graemor. Darting through the streams and fields that lead to the castle, the horse charged towards the gates. The dark figure dismounted its steed and burst through the corridors, knocking over anyone who stood in its path, including the palace guards. Through the large doors it went, sprinting down the great hall towards the throne where Elandir jumped up from his royal chair. The figure slowed down and removed his robe. The figure was Dante.
"My boy, what's the meaning of this?" the king spoke whilst watching Dante with a keen eye. The warrior came face to face with the king. "My lord, I was ambushed, they took all the shards, we must get the army ready immediately, there is no time to waste" The king frowned upon him. "Then consider it done. Rally the troops"
Just as the Elandir made his way down the steps. Another figure walked through the doors. A
Chapter 4The Zanatos Saga
Chapter 4 – The Palace of Ice
The valley of waterfalls was a colour of dark red when Dante arrived back at the castle, for the sun was setting. He made his way through the corridors, chefs bustling around the kitchens, locals drinking at the tavern and the little ones being put to bed.
Dante marched into the throne room where the King and his daughter were engaging in their routine evening meal. "My lord, the third shard has been recovered" said Dante whilst walking towards the large oak dining table. Although Elizabetha had the best manners at the table, her father was not the same, talking in return with a mouth full of meat. "Well done my boy! I knew you could do it, that devil lady was no match for you I see!" Dante looked up with a slight anger in his eyes that made Elizabetha step back in fear. "My Lord, that 'devil lady' was a poor misunderstood soul. Raziel had turned her into what she was, therefore, I forgave her"
The king slammed his fist onto the table "Has
Chapter 3Chapter 3 – The Water Maiden
A light broke through the dark clouds of the night, dispersing them into thin air. It was another clear day in the realm of Graemor as the light shone through the windows of Dante's bedchambers. There he sat in front of an ornate mirror of pure silver. On the left were sculptures of angelic forms; where as on the left were sculptures of demons. The mirror represented the gateway to the other world. Dante stared deep into the mirror with a questioning expression on his face.
What is happening to me, lately I've been feeling a burning inside me, something I've never felt before. Could this be what my father meant when he said when the time is right, you will feel a change inside of you and this change will save the world…
Suddenly there was a rapping on the door, which slowly opened when Dante gave the command. It was one of the messenger boys. "My lord, his majesty requests your presence at the throne room to discuss the location of the 3rd shard"
Chapter 2The Zanatos Saga
Chapter 2 – The Gorge of Fire
The land was a dark and barren wasteland. No greenery was visible for miles around. The smell of sulphur was thick in the air. A dark figure on a noble steed was working its way through the hazy yellow fog of the valley. Leon looked on into the distance and he could see the great columns of fire. Giant structures of magma and fire, which shot out from the ground, due to combustible gases and enormous amounts of pressure. He knew that he was getting close, yet something was not right. The rider had a feeling that something was watching, something that wasn't human.
The mountains of the gorge grew higher and higher as Leon approached. A crevice in the mountainside acted as a path, however, it was too small for a horse to go through. Leon roped up the horse by a near by tree which had died due to the think sulphur that was in the air. "This is no place for you Balto, I won't be long" Leon left his horse behind as he began to brave the craggy