In the world of
Ieiunium, there existed a warrior so powerful, he took over all of
the known world within a week. The warrior only had
allies, and was insanely powerful. He was the greatest
the Ieiunium ever knew, and his allies the best mages. The
been ruled with an iron fist since he has taken over. This
dictator's name was Raphael the Swift.
was one village on the coast that was outside of Raphael's
dictatorship, mainly because it was so small he did not know it
existed. Little did he know that if he had taken
village, the three warriors that would defeat him would never have been
trained. But he did not and the three
trained in the small village of Falconstrike.
three warriors were all male, and each wielded a different type of
weapon. Lance, the strongest of the three wielded a pair of
dragon-hide gloves which were enchanted so that armor would have no
effect against his punches. Lance had a sturdy
was not muscular or skinny. He was more of a compromise,
but still fast and skillful. He had
hair, and piercing blue eyes. Gin, another of the three
an enchanted oaken staff, which broke into three articulated
pieces on his
command. Gin was tall and lanky, with brown hair and a single
black eye. His other eye was missing from a nasty literal
with a particularly solid tree. The last
of the trio
was Vadik, a bulky man with a natural glare. When holding his
rather large battle-axe in one hand and his other resting upon the
throwing knives on his thigh, he looked rather fearsome.
Dishwater blond hair helped.
As the three set out for the town hall, Vadik asked rather gruffly
"What d'ya think this job'll be?"
"I know that it's an out of town job,"
"I think we need to bring back a few guys for the high mages
"Sounds fun. What do you think
their crime is? It's gotta
be bad for them to send out us high level bounty hunters,"
said with a sly grin on his face.
don't know, but I doubt it'll be easy. The mages have been
preparing top level imprisonment enchantments for weeks,"
said as they slowed their pace to enter the town hall.
they walked in, nobody within the room stirred. The
desk was abandoned, and the wolf on the floor breathed lazily.
The roomy wooden town hall had the air of both a prison, and
"Wonder where the receptionist is,"
as they walked into the back room where the mages dwelt.
it's you three at last," said a spry old man as they walked in.
The old man wore the robes of an elder mage, and
small goatee and white hair. Bowing in unison, the three
simultaneously greeted the old man. "Rise.
to leave at once," the old man said, his face becoming gaunt.
"Your mission is simple. Save the world."
"What?" Gin asked.
the world. The three you need capture have taken over the
You are the best bounty hunters there are, you should
You will be well paid for this mind you.
As you have
seen throughout the past week, we mages have been preparing the most
powerful imprisonment spells available," Vannaka said.
he brought out a map he said " This is your target!" and pointed to a
city on a country that looked like a boot. "Our best mage
teleport you there, and await you for
the return teleportation on the outskirts of town. Any
"Yeah," said Gin. "What
crime? I mean...It's not exactly against a law to take over the world,
the murder of thousands of civilians is not a crime in your eyes,
you're better off joining them than fighting them. After
Falconstrike's warriors have been charged with keeping order in the
world since the last world war," Vannaka said,
giving Gin a particuarly nasty look. A mage walked into the
with a bag full of runes at his waist. "It is time for you to
leave. Goodbye," Vannaka said as he stood up and
looked at the trio, as if waiting for them to speak. Lance
gave a nod, and the mage roared "Group
Teleport!" What appeared to be a large emerald
spiraled around the four of them. The mage held up an ancient
with nothing that looked like a modern language on it, and touched two
of his fingers to the city that Rapheal was dwelling at. In
an instant they were there.
"Where exactly do
get magic anyway?" Gin asked the mage.
The mage looked apprehensive and said
not really magic in a sense. You're just channeling your
to do something that you want. Sometimes you need to combine
with certain materials, such as that emerald." The mage
on, even though the three had stopped listening after the simple
explanation. The trio headed out for where Raphael and his
mages were stationed - the Colosseum.
are three warriors headed our way. They seek to capture us,"
of Raphael's two hooded allies said.
them come. Let them die before me!" Raphael roared,
off his cloak, revealing his muscular torso, scarred face, and red
hair. Drawing his broadsword, he turned to his mages and said
"Where are these scum coming from?"
we will come with you. They will be in the middle of the
Colosseum in about a minute," said one or the other of his
"We'll await them there then,
concealed," Raphael said.
"Very well M'lord," said one
of the mages as he took out an
emerald; he then teleported them down to the center of the Colosseum.
The other mage brandished a shard of crystal clear glass and
The mages and Raphael vanished.
Running to the center, weapons at the
Gin, and Vadik scoured the area with their eyes. "I
don't see 'nybody," Vadik said. Suddenly
a bolt of
lightning, entwined with fire shot out at Vadik. The spell
him head on; Vadik reeled on the spot and thrust out his axe
keep himself from falling. "Mages," Vadik spat.
charged the mage who had just revealed himself with the spell, and
swung downward at him with his staff.
"Conjure metal!" the mage
rasped. A metal shield emblazoned with skulls appeared out of
"Break," whispered Gin, his staff became
articulated; Gin then
whipped it over the shield, and connected with the mages head.
The shield disappeared. Reeling, the mage took a
his hood fell and revealed a gaunt, almost skull-like, shaven head.
Twirling his three section staff, Gin stepped forward with
incredible speed, and brought down the staff. With the aid of
spinning, the staff came down upon the mage like lighting; the staff
hit the mage, and knocked him out cold. The other
Raphael had materialized in the meantime, and were advancing upon
Lance. Vadik recovered from the spell and jumped forward, axe
raised. Vadik brought down the axe with all his might, aiming
the other mage. "Disarm," the
mage hissed angrily, and the
axe flew into the sky. However, Vadik was not a one weapon
Juggernaut; he drew three of his throwing knives, and swiftly sent them
flying at the mage. The mage summoned another shield, and
two of the knives. The third hit true; the mage
out of his arm, and glared at the trio. Raising the knife,
mage curtly said "Chase."
The knife flew at Gin with incredible speed, and shot
through his shoulder. Gin cried
out in pain and
dropped his staff. Staggering and gasping for breath, Gin
clutched his wound. But the knife had life still in it.
flew for him again, with the same swiftness as the last time.
raised his hand to block it, but only knocked it off course, the handle
still hit him square in the head and knocked him out cold.
grabbed Gin's staff and swung it at the mage; the mage stepped nimbly
aside and said "Growth." The staff began to grow into a thick
vine, wrapping itself around Vadik. Vadik struggled, but
lost consciousness. The vine appeared that it would kill
but Lance jumped at the mage; he aimed a blow at the mage's
The force of the punch caused the mage to flip over backwards
midair once before hitting the ground, defeated. The vine
impressive, " Rapheal said, stroking his
"A pity I have to kill you." Leaping into the air aiming for
Lance, he swung his sword in a diagonal
arc. Lance jumped back just in time, but the intensity of his
dodge caused him to trip. Throwing out an arm to break his
Lance saw Raphael raise his sword for another blow. Raphael
brought down the sword before Lance had time to block or dodge.
The sword went flying out of Raphael's hands; he had lost his
grip; letting it slip. Laughing, Lance kicked Raphael in the
stomach. Raphael reeled, then drew a rapier.
for Lance, but Lance nimbly stepped aside and jabbed Raphael in his
scarred face. The force of Lance's blow caused
step back. Raphael thrust again, but changed the direction of
thrust, and ran through the side of Lance's abdomen.
missed every vital organ," Lance said with a smirk. Raphael
withdrew the rapier;
Lance grabbed the rapier with his left hand before Raphael
have time to draw back for another thrust, and snapped it in two.
Dropping the rapier, Lance instantly unleashed a flurry of
punches. After the blow to the stomach that stunned Raphael,
Lance threw an uppercut, then jabbed at his face with his other arm;
he finished him off with a hook, and a cross. Lance
him fall, the fire in his eyes disappearing.
Lance returned to the
the mage said. As Gin and Vadik rose the
"Heal," and Gin's wounds faded into scars.
Taking out two
emeralds, the mage teleported them back to Falconstrike. All
well, with Rapheal T. Swift behind bars at last.