Tuesday, October 04, 2005

The Duel

Lord Bromric and Sir Jared gathered their strengths and a burst of light emerged from within them as they charged towards the enemy. Running with adnormal speed, the hulky knights drawed their weapons to strike the first blow at the enemy..

The Bloodthirster landed with a loud crash infront of the Knights, but that didn't stop the knights from launching a flurry of attacks. The blazing Swords all hit home, but they were but mere scratches to the Lord Daemon and it was not long before the Daemon retaliated. The Axe of Khorne glided swiftly on the Knights, its inhuman speed stunned the Knights. It was almost as if the Axe weighed nothing to the Daemon. Lord Casta had the experience to take it on, but the Daemons flurry of attack was ceaseless and all the Lord could do was dodge from its fatal swing. Looking on his left, he saw how Jared was struggling against the deadly arcs of the Axe. So much concentration was the Paladin on parrying the blows he did not realise the Daemon had his other hand free. With a sudden lurch he grabbed the paladin by the head and crushed him to the ground. Death was instant.

"NooooOOooo!!!" yelled the Lord of the Army of Tempest. He charge forth again..

In the midst of it, Captain Dinishere realised that it be bettter to cause disarray to impede this showdown. Taking out his pistol, he shot the Exalted Champion of Chaos, the bullet pierced throgh the thick armor of Manick, but the Champion did not flinch and only glanced at the Captain with Eyes of Terror that caused the Captain to stumbled and trip on his feet in fear.

Despite his amusement of the duel and his hatred for the Knights, he knew that the battle between both parties would end up in a worthless bloodshed that will lead to the death of everyone in his party

"Enough!!! You came for me Human. Your matters are with me and me alone! I challenge you in a duel to possess the Gem! If I win, you leave with your armies and be gone from our presence. If you win, you can have your way!" roared the Ogre, defiant, stubborn and arrogant all the same.

"Steel Yourself..."

It was this very phrase that stunned the Ogre, for even when injured, the Warrior accepted the duel even when he was aware that the Ogre wielded the Snake's Eye.

The Champion surged forth, charging towards the Ogre, Ogren met the Champion with a clash of steel and sidestep to give himself more room to launch his attacks. Manick overshot the Ogre and was amazed at the Big Hulk's speed. The champion turned to defend his position, but he realise it was no used against the power of the gem.

Like an etheral ghost, Ogren's weapon went through the Champion's parry and only metamorphosize when it came in contact with the Champion's Armor. It was a mad rage that had been unleashed by the Ogre. So much power and fury in it, it was as raw as chaos itself. The chaotic incense in Manick churned in agony as Ogren weapon slammed into him. Somehow or another, the chosen of the gods was being favoured as blow after blow he stood his ground, and even the Ogre was shocked and feared that the man was unstoppable. But before long, it was too much for the Warrior to bear and he collapse on the ground.

His counsel and the Bloodthirster recovered their fallen Champion. There was a pause for a moment as duelists met eye to eye again... Though half conscious, Manick's eyes burnt with fury.

'We shall meet again.. Ogre. And the next time.. it will be inevitable"

And so the army retreated, while the Chaos party dissipitated.

The dwarves gave chase slaughtering and butchering the remnants. The entire battle lasted 3 days straight and resulted in the lost of 1500 Dwarves and about 18000 Beastmen.

The cost of the Gem was worth this much... Ogren thought. With a shudder, he grasp it with his hands tightly, as the party and the remaining Slayers proceeded back to the fortified fortress of Karak Kadrin and permanently blocking this old path to the World's Edge Mountain.


Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

<< Home