An attempt has been made on the life of Lord Shade Nightwing, (better known as Tendril) the young king of the Shadow Realm. Violet Darkro, the fourteen-year-old servant girl in charge of cleaning Tendril's room, is blamed and put on trial for the actions that she may or may not have been responsible for. Tendril is thoroughly convinced that his friend and servant is innocent, and will do everything in his power to prove it by finding the real culprit. But this may prove more difficult than Tendril first expected....
- Shade "Tendril" Nightwing (Zero)
- Pyra "Inferna" Fireheart (Zero)
- Aero "Cyclone" Atmos (Zero)
- Members of the Shadow Realm military (Zero)
- Members of the Shadow Realm Supreme Court (Zero)
- Violet Darkro (Zero)
- Panthera the Leopard(Fox)
- Darkstorm and the Dark Guards
- Verona Atmos the Cheetah
Nestled deep in the mountainous Shadow Realm province of Triqua is the Shadow Realm's grand capital city. At the center of this city is the beautifully crafted palace where the royal family and their servants live. The Shadow Realm's young king, Shade Nightwing, was making one of his rare visits to the kingdom. The king, who most people called Tendril, had brought his girlfriend, Panthera the Leopard, over to the Shadow Realm, eager to show off his proud kingdom and the unending loyalty of its inhabitants.
Now, Tendril sat on his bed with Panthera sitting beside him, her legs draped across his, just enjoying each other's company.
"How do you like it?" Tendril asked with a smile, "The Shadow Realm, I mean."
"It's beautiful," said Panthera.
"I think so, too," he replied, glancing around, "If it weren't for always being treated like royalty, I'd probably spend a lot more time here."
"I would spend a lot more time here,too,if I wasn't so concerned about my brother," Panthera replied.
"Ah, right. Well, if you and I ever get married, he'll become part of the royal family here. So you won't have to worry about that."
"Thank you," Panthera said as she kissed Tendril. He smiled and kissed back, putting his arm around her. At that moment, the door swung open. Standing just outside the doorway was a young Shadow Being girl, looking to be in her mid teens. She held a bucket of water and had a cart of cleaning supplies behind her.
"Oh, I-I'm very sorry, my lord," she stammered, bowing hurriedly, "I-I did not mean to interrupt... I will leave now...." The girl grasped the handle of the door, beginning to pull it closed when Tendril lifted his hand.
"No need, you aren't interrupting anything," Tendril said reassuringly, "Please, come in. Panthera, this is one of my servants, Violet Darkro. Violet, this is my girlfriend Panthera."
Violet bowed again, stepping into the room and pulling the cart after her. "I-it is an honor to meet you, ma'am," she said formally.