OU - Shards of Crom - Halloween TownHalloween Town: the epicenter for all things related to its namesake. Ghosts and goblins. Werewolves and vampires. Witches and zombies. Skeletons, lake monsters, the Boogeyman and every other creepy crawly you can think of reside within this spine-chilling world. However, despite its eerie appearance and residents, the town can be quite endearing with their good-humored and peculiar pranks. But that was before the famed Pumpkin King became corrupted by a shard from the Eye of Crom. Things that were scary enough to frighten small children are now so macabre that even the darkest of monsters will cringe away in fear. Everyone managed to put with it for a while until Jack began bringing humans to Halloween Town to torture with his nightmarish ways. He cackled in unrestrained glee when he watched the light vanish from their eyes as they died from whatever anguish they endured; he really gave a new meaning to the phrase 'scared to death'. Most nights, the town would be filled with pain
DGX - The Art of Mistletoe[New York 2006, one week before Christmas]
No one dares utter a word at the scene unfolding in front of them. It started out as an innocent joke; just a tiny, playful joke. Who knew things would take a turn for the worst?
Luca teasingly intended to catch Megumi under the mistletoe and plant a juicy kiss on her lips when she walked through the door. He certainly was not expecting his ex-rival/roommate/teammate/secret crush to enter the apartment first. The Spaniard fears for his safety, knowing full well that Nathaniel loathes it when people invade his personal space without permission. The first one to jump back is Luca, red-faced and sputtering.
"N-Nate! Lo siento, I d-didn't mean toIt was an accident! It was supposed"
Before anyone can comprehend the next scene, the Briton swiftly reaches out, laces a hand in the older teen's hair, and captures his lips in a deep kiss. For the first time, Luca is rendered speechless. Abigail, who held a camera meant to
OU - Shards of Crom - OlympusAfter her success of retrieving the first shard from Atlantica, Alix was confined to two weeks worth of bed rest after she stumbled back to headquarters one evening, barely conscious. She adamantly refused to rest, wanting to proceed to the next world, but one threatening warning from Vendox shut her up for a few days; the rest of her confinement was under the careful watch of her Lessers. Once her wounds were healed and her energy replenished, the Artisan headed off to Olympus: the birthplace of many powerful gods, legendary heroes, and terrifying monsters.
The portal brought her to Thebes, locally known as the 'Big Olive' for reasons beyond her understanding. Dressed in a sleeveless light blue-colored toga and leather sandals, with her hair pulled up in a loosely braided bun and hidden under a hooded shawl, Alix ventured out of a random alleyway and into a bustling marketplace filled with different stalls peddling different and exotic wears. The marketplace wasn't the only thing that
OU - Shards of Crom - AtlanticaWhen Alix flitted out of the portal and into the oceanic world of Atlantica, she expected to find calm waves and playful sea creatures; however, she received the exact opposite. The waters were dark and chilled as opposed to being warm and serene. There were no trace of any aquatic animals for miles; even the local flora appeared desolate and lifeless. The waves above violently churned under the night sky which made it hard for ships to sail across the ocean. The Artisan clung to a spiraling rock so she wouldn't be swept away as she surveyed the area. The silver-haired mermaid spied Atlantica a few miles away, its golden spires and archways glow from the streaming moonlight. Despite its ethereal appearance, it housed the source of the seas' horrible state: King Triton.
It's not the king's fault. It's all because of that blasted shard!
When Vendox received information that the Eye of Crom had been shattered and its pieces scattering to other worlds, he dispatched the Nobodies to
OU - Relic Missions - AirThe mountain ranges in the Kingdom of Cornelia stretched across the lands from the sparkling oceans to the grassy plains. The snow-capped peeks extended high above the white puffy clouds, like large hands reaching toward Heaven itself. Winds of varying gales traveled throughout the mountainous dips and valleys and outcrops. Pines and oaks grew along the steep hills, providing shelter and provisions for any animals living amongst the terrains. The atmosphere was peaceful to say the least.
But Alix was not here for the scenery.
Deep within the mountains, located at the highest point, was the Sky Tower, a haven for all manners of legendary winged creatures. No one how or why the tower was built but specialists determined its age to be at least a thousand years old. It was circular in design with spiraling pillars and intricate archways. Spires covered in ivy vines lined the winding, railing-free walkways. She couldn't see the rest of it since the clouds blocked her sight. The tower remind
OU - Relic Missions - Earth"At last, the crown is mine!" a raspy voice cackled as a pair of grubby and grim-covered hands reached for a beautifully crafted crown made from the blackest obsidian only found in Middle Earth.
"After those long years of searching, it's finally in my reach!"
As the hands' owner could touch the crown's smooth surface, several green-tinted will-o-wisps emerged from the shadows and approached the pedestal. Hushed whispers and hisses echoed from the swirling flames.
The cloaked thief gave a frightened gasp and reeled back, away from his prize. "W-What is this?! Who are you?!"
The glowing wisps grew in numbers, nearly engulfing both crown and person, with skeletal faces appearing in the floating spheres.
"GET AWAY FROM ME!"
Before the thief could escape, he felt a sharp sting pierce through his heart