The Drak'Vorkata of Apocalia (Darkstorm) was possesed by the Darkness and was rendered into a coma. In it he helps his new friends in strange riddles they couldn't decifer the can hope that the clue that they were given will help them seal the darkness away before it returns to take control of Darkstorm again. But Time grows short, a new star is being "born", The Blood Star.
(based off of the Doomstar Reqium- a Klok Opera)
(Most of this episode is song based so all lyrics mys be Italic's)
Sonic: The Death light song?
Josh: That seems to be the Narla'ah Morte Luminai...
Thomas: I think I get the idea.
Sonic: How do we sing a song we don't know?
Josh: If it's a song, then we need to sing it. However, we need to find where it came from.
Rey: Does Darkstorm know how to sing it?
Knuckles: Can't sing much when in a coma
Rey: Oh right. Forgot about that.
Thomas: Hmm... It's a puzzle we need to solve.
Josh: Yup. Around here, maybe we can find clues.
Darkstorm: The team has disbanded one of them was taken, we look to the sky to watch a new star Awaken.
Josh: Hmm. So an unknown team parted ways with each other.
Thomas: But one of them was taken. R-right?
Rey: Then they look at the sky to... see that a new star is conceived?
Josh: But what kind of star? Perhaps it is not a literal star made of plasma.
Patricia: Hmm... If only we know the name of a new star.
Sonic: um guys, I think I found our new star (Points to the sky)
Josh: (looks above and sees the star) Gracious goodness, it's a literal star, after all.
Rey: And it looks too red to me.
????: Oh the Doom Star is born oh the Deathly Light, and the Star Shall turn to blood on this Prophets night, and the prophecy has warned us that one of us must die, before this is over one of us must die.
Thomas: Who's there?!
Josh: (taking note of the chant) One of us... must die? This is absurd.
several monks in red robes walk into veiw
Patricia: SPARKY, what's going on?
SPARKY: I believe that there's gonna be a sacrifice, only one of us will never return.
Head Monk: You are wrong my child, we are the order of the Morte Luminai, only one of us shall die
Josh: I see. Is this really a sacrifice of one among you? Sacrifice of the sapient for a higher force such as this is hardly as good.
Head Monk: Forgive me Ventilis King but as far as your concerned you , the halfling and your friends a the prophesized team that broke up, the halfling was taken
Thomas: Taken... You mean possessed by the Darkness?
the Head monk Nods
Head Monk: Many years ago a team was formed, 1 Halfling, 3 Ancients and 4 Mobians set out to fight a great evil till one day the team disbanded over petty differences and teh Apocalian succumbed to evil and became the darkness
Josh: It's all coming together.
Rey: Whoa, that was fast.
Josh: So the halfling which is Darkstorm himself; 3 Antiquians which are me, Rey, and Thomas; and 4 Mobians which are Jack, Patricia, Sonic, and Knuckles...
Thomas: How about SPARKY?
Josh: She's an A.I.. Therefore, she's not technically Mobian but looks like a Mobian in form, like NICOLE.
Thomas: Oh, I get it now.
Josh: According to the prophecy, we disbanded due to "petty differences" so Darkstorm was possessed by the great force of evil called the Darkness. Because of this, one from the Order must be sacrificed for the star they call "Doom Star" which will turn into blood during the night of the prophesized day. The question is: "What will happen after this?"
Darkstorm: Darkness shall not live in Light, but he will be the master of fright. Become one that was gone.
Josh: The Doom Star and the Darkness are connected... There might be a clue in what he sang with regards to the bane of the said force. Darkness cannot live in light... Antipodal description. Then it will be sealed forever with the clue we're about to decipher.
Head Monk:(Whacks Dark Upside the head with his walking stick)
Darkstorm: (Wakes) OWWWWWW
Patricia: (to SPARKY) Contact Jack, we need his help too.
SPARKY: Very well. (Contacts Jack with her communication) Jack heard the call. He is coming to help.
Patricia: (sighs) That's good to hear. (Goes up to Darkstorm) Are you ok, Darkstorm? You had us worried.
Darkstorm: Who's the jerk who whacked my head.
Josh: The chief of the monks around us. He's been providing us substantial clues on how to seal the Darkness for eternity. Now we need more assistance to crack the codes here. Fortunately, Jack's coming to help, too.
Thomas: All right! We're going to get all the help that we need.
Darkstorm: Not monks, They speak in riddles
Josh: That's exactly what I said. Riddles contain clues, mind you.
Rey: My eyes are not fooled... They're monks in red robes. Look at them. You just woke up from a "deep sleep", Dark.
Darkstorm: Morte Luminai, hmmmmmm
Rey: The Order. I knew that.
Darkstorm: what do they want?
Rey: (whispering to Darkstorm) I don't even know; I hear them singing and prattling of prophecy about our team.
Darkstorm: Not us, an old team eons ago
Rey: What?! I heard 1 Halfling, 3 Antiquians, and 4 Mobians; what's the meaning of this? There are no past Antiquians that formed a team eons ago, just us! This is impossible to happen..
Josh: It IS improbable to me as well, but let's hear Dark out. He might tell us about... our past alter-egos. That's just my hypothesis.
Thomas: (sighs) Another impossible scenario when it comes to normal thought, but it can happen. I can just imagine Ishtukham whispering to me.
Darkstorm: It was mearly a story I read something I cant remember
Jack: (arrives) Am I late?
Patricia: Just in time, Jack. We need all the help we can get to figure out this riddle in song.
Jack: Ok then? Why is it in song?
Darkstorm: Not just a song, its a spell.
Josh: (crosses his arms and close his eyes deep in thought) I have to say, these kind of orchestrated songs are actually incantations of a certain spell to be cast in song form.
Thomas: Oh, so that means if they keep singing that song, a spell will be cast within our vicinity!
Rey: But what spell is it? We never know if it is good or bad.
Darkstorm: I think we must discover it ourselves
Josh: I agree.
Darkstorm: Our journey begins tonight, fore if we fail we will surly lose this fight.
Josh: A self-explanatory line.
Rey: Hmm, I get that.
Darkstorm:(Passing out gear)
Josh: What are these?
Darkstorm: We head out tonight to discover the song in ourselves
Josh: I heed. (equips gear) This should be interesting.
Rey: I'm pumped! Adventure on the go! (equips gear)
Thomas: (equips gear) I'm all set, too.
Darkstorm:(Gears up and picks up his guitar)
Jack & Patricia: (nods as they pick up the gear)
Darkstorm: Its been a while since I last played
Josh: Yeah. A small orchestra will be formed among us.
From the shadows, two silhouettes remain unseen. They converse each other.
"The Narla'ah Morte Luminai, huh?" wondered the first silhouette.
"It seems so, my friend," the second silhouette replied.
"I perceive strange things with my eyes. Those three spine-bodied entities resonate with our energies."
"If that would be the case, then let us keep our presence for now."
"I agree. We will help Darkstorm and his friends soon enough."
The two silhouettes disappear from the shadows.
After their leave a hooded being walks out from the mist
???3:Soon I shall return with full vengeance but for now I must watch them
The first silhouette was seen leaning on a wall, but is still unseen. It cleared its throat. "Diverting our attention, are you? We have not completely left yet. You must be someone I am fully familiar with."
???3:(Chuckling before vanishing in the mist)
"Oh, it is. Would you look at the time? I'm off. For now, overseeing these perplexing forms is a priority." The unknown being vanished in the shadows.
Josh: Hmm, I can't help but feel strange energy trajectories in the vicinity.
Thomas: I'm having goosebumps around me, too!
Rey: I feel ya, but think about it later. Let's sing the Narla'ah Morte Luminai!
Darkstorm: that is the problem, the song was lost eons ago
Jack: Singing in riddles is a bit challenging.
Patricia: If it is lost, then how do we find it?
Head Monk: You must discover it
Jack: It might be tough, but we'll have to try if we all just work together.
Head Monk:I am to be your guide as I was eons ago
Josh: I see. We will gladly accept your help.
Thomas: Working together... If we put the pieces together, it will happen.
Patricia: Let's all give this a try.
Jack: Alright then. Where do we start?
(At a Hot spring)
Thomas: Uh, why here?
Rey: This place makes me want to plunge in the steamy water.
Darkstorm:(Entering a meditative state letting the steam enter his calm state)
Patricia: (whispers) I see where this is going. Darkstorm is going to try & meditate to calm the body & mind. So it's best that we should keep quiet & let Darkstorm meditate in peace.
Jack: (whispers) Right, so shhh...
Josh: Hmm, I believe this is done in order to focus into a person's inner state, not to calm the body and mind. The environment itself that one chose will help to calm the mind if he or she has the will to meditate, then his or her body will be undisturbed through the mind afterwards.
Darkstorm:(wakes) I got it
Rey: (plays the trumpet to make a fanfare sound) All right! Spill it if you can, Dark.
Darkstorm:( I will try
Jack: Alright then, speaking of which, why do have a trumpet Rey?
Rey: Just for fun, dude.
Patricia: (turns to Darkstorm) Ok Darkstorm, what did you see in your meditative state?
Darkstorm: The song
Thomas: I figured as much.
Josh: Well then, since you can "see" the song in your meditation, shall we begin?
Jack: Shh... (Whispers) Did you hear that?
Darkstorm: Guard Drakesh
???1: Guests interrupting the show, eh?
???2: Not cool.
WARNING: INCOMING PARADOX —JTH
Jack & Patricia: (look at each other)
Jack: Sorry about this. (Quickly tries to find a good hiding spot for Josh & Rey) It's just that, something seems off about those two newcomers.
Patricia: It's best to hide until their gone.
Darkstorm: who are you two!!!
The two anonymous entities did not speak a word. The first entity glared at Darkstorm, noticing that he is very hostile. The second entity could not help but wonder the Darkstorm reminded him of someone he is familiar with.
Jack: (quickly helps Josh & Rey hide in a closet) Now don't move until we tell you too. Trust us. We could feel a disturbance & it's not right.
"That force..." said the second entity.
"Fear not, it is the force that we have fought ages ago that has arrived once again. As long as we know the location of the lost spell, we can overcome it for eternity," explained the first entity.
Josh: What are you doing, Jack?!
Rey: He's right. I'm having goosebumps around those two.
Josh: (sighs) Whatever, let's trust Jack for now. Even though it's not relevant at all...
Thomas: And who are you two?
"My gratitude for asking us the way I really find typical for our race. I am the Ventilus King, Joshua Zephyrius," said the first entity.
"I am the Benthos King, Thomas Atlanteum. We are here to help Darkstorm to discover the Narla'ah Morte Luminai which is lost for ages in Apocalia," explained the second entity. "Although we find this place strange and its inhabitants more strange. Especially that companion of yours—he acts so hostile." He pointed at Darkstorm.
Jack: Excuse us, but were in the middle of figuring out the song in riddles, because the darkness is coming & we're trying to solve it until you two came along. And another thing, Darkstorm is not hostile. Never judge a book by it's cover. That's the old saying.
"Watch your mouth, lowly metatherian!" demanded Thomas. "You are not worthy to speak like that in front of kings!"
Josh: (overhearing the conversation) Did they say our own names?
Thomas: I think so.
Joshua glared at Jack. "Perhaps you are suggesting that we are meddling in your way and we have not remembered that old saying because we have no knowledge of that? We have existed far long ago than you and your saying do. I strongly suggest that you must think twice before saying something. Otherwise, you shall eat the fruit of judgment," he proclaimed.
Jack: Oh really? Then how come we felt a bad disturbance upon your arrival. You got the motive! I won't let you two meet our versions of you before we're all doomed!
"Such arrogance! You have misunderstood the situation!" chanted Thomas.
Patricia: (can't take much more of the argument) ENOUGH! (To Joshua & Thomas) Please, it's not a threat, it's a Paradox warning were telling you. Please, your gonna cause a paradox if you two meet our versions of yourselves. And I apologise for my friend's accusations, he's only trying to prevent the paradox from happening.
Jack: Besides were getting too side tracked of all of this happening at one time.
"Enough excuses! My fellow king shall elaborate," said Thomas Atlanteum.
"We are sucked by a dimensional rift hours ago, yet we felt that its capabilities are far more perplexing. It was able to send us to another parallel world. We went to this continuum's Apocalia to find Darkstorm. Now, we foreknow the warning of a causal loop, but there are no subsequent negative occurrences when two people of the same essence yet of different vessels which went through distinct experiences meet each other. The disturbance you two have felt will disappear when the person with the same essence as the person you are close to has stayed in this universe after a maximum of approximately thirty minutes. Truth be told, there is no such thing as time-paradox-induced destruction. The beliefs of the contemporary world deceived you about this matter," explained Joshua.
"In fact, we are here to help Darkstorm seal the Darkness once again, but it seems that the Darkstorm of this world is not our friend, as displayed by his initial hostility toward us. I ask of you: do you find the space-time continuum familiar?" asked Thomas.
Darkstorm:LIGHTNING HANDS (Electricity surrounds his hands)
"Foolishness. If you are willing to destroy us instead of finding a way to stop the Darkness, you leave me no choice. I shall tear you to pieces by the law," declared Joshua as he summoned his Ancientcalibur. He darted off without being seen and grounded his Lightning Hands ability, negating it.
Darkstorm:(Thinking things over, he has no trust for this newcomers) Fine no funny business or I will tear you apart myself
Jack: Ok, ok, you can help us, but I got my eye on you.
Patricia: (sighs in relief) Look, let's all kiss & make up & get back to the subject at hand. (Turns to Joshua & Thomas) Listen I apologise for their behaviour, they're not used to seeing new strangers anymore. My name is Patricia the Skunk. (Extends her hands, hoping that Joshua & Thomas would shake hands with her)
Joshua and Thomas shaked hands with her. "We also apologize for startling you and your companions. However, if there will be subsequent conflicts concerning our presence, I'll start with those two," Joshua explained. "Considering that the Darkstorm of this parallel world is somewhat rude as the Darkstorm in our world, yet this one is far from courteous towards kings. To be honest, we will not tolerate you disregarding our hierarchy just because you have no trust toward us. Otherwise, we will imply our almighty law to judge you accordingly. We will also be watching you as the bonds will eventually tie together as one."
"Back to the issue at hand, there are surrounding enemies when we are bickering. We must fend them off and you shall answer my question later," Thomas added.
Shadowlings charge at them
SPARKY: We must remain cautious. Incoming hostile creatures.
Jack & Patricia: (notice the Shadowlings) ?!
Darkstorm: finally a challenge
"Be released from your shackles, our alternate egos!" exclaimed Joshua, shredding the closets from afar, setting the two of them free.
Josh: My gratitude! (travels without being seen and fires a barrage of compressed air spheres at the Shadowlings)
Thomas: Same here! (flies off to the battlefield and releases a stream of pressurized water at the Shadowlings)
"Animal instinct is not in me, to be honest. Joshua, we must wipe them out with elegance!" Thomas Atlanteum chanted. He summoned his Ancientcalibur and swung it across the Shadowlings.
Darsktorm:(Attacks with animalistic rage)
Joshua revealed his Dimensional Cross Buckle from his waist. He pressed a golden button on his right side, causing the golden halberd Lys to emerge from an artifical rift. He pulled it out and swung it around him to attack multiple Shadowlings.
Jack: (begins spindashing at the Shadowlings)
Patricia: (launching magic orbs at the Shadowlings) We must push them back! (Coats her skunk tail with energy & uses Iron Tail at the Shadowlings)
SPARKY: (launches electricity at the Shadowlings)
Joshua gathered energy through his Lys and released a burning beam of intense light at the Shadowlings.
the shadowlings burn turning to ash
Darkstorm:(Origin) GET BACK
Joshua scoffed. He traveled at unseen speeds and thrusted his halberd toward multiple Shadowlings at once.
Darkstorm:(Origin) CRUSHING VOID (The whites of his eyes turn black)
"Oh?" Joshua glided in the sky. He thrusted his halberd downwards, causing a blast of light strike down multiple Shadowlings.
The Shadowlings scream in pain
Patricia & SPARKY: (launches Patricia's magic orbs & SPARKY's electricity at the Shadowlings to try & combine their powers to launch Electricaly Magic Orbs at the Shadowlings)
Joshua sighed. He glided toward the Shadowlings and lunged through one of their clusters with his halberd.
The two Thomases combined the strength of their Baryon Magic. They both released a blast of baryon energy towards the Shadowlings.
Josh: (running at supersonic speed around the Shadowlings) Coriolian Barrage! (while running, he flings pressured wind orbs at them one by one in rapid succession)
the surviving Shadowlings Retreat
Jack: Phew... That was close.
Josh: (looking at him) Darkstorm.
Darkstorm: (Voice Deeper) Stay back
Jack, Patricia & SPARKY: (quickly steps back)
Jack: Uh oh, here we go again.
Darkstorm: Its almost time to rise
Joshua sends his halberd back to The Warehouse.
Patricia: Darkstorm? Are you going to be ok?
Darkstorm: I am unsure
Joshua crossed his arms.
Thomas Atlanteum gazed upon the sky.
Josh: (taps his feet on the ground)
Rey: (blows on his trumpet)
Dark summons hisDeth Guitar
Patricia: (looks around) Hello? Is someone there?
Jack: (points to ???) Over there. Sorry for asking, but who are you?
Meline: "Unbelievable! You guys forgot the most important thing about writing a song!"
(She brings out her drum kit.)
Meline: "It's gotta have a beat."
Jack: Ok then. I suppose it's no song without a drum beat.
Patricia: Duly noted. Now, let's see if we can continue solving the song. Hmm... Do you think Jack & I can help you out with the song too?
Darkstorm:(Begins playing) We must play till the star turns red, we must play till its fed.