The following moments were chaos. What had at first been a controlled battle sprung out of control. The plague went insane, charging forward, sending everything they had. Ships flew down from above, attacking the forces on the ground, only to be intercepted by a new flying Vahki known as the Airvak. Tahu Nuva, Ackar, and Jaller were leading up an offensive strike on the frontlines. behind them were a grouping of Fire Aar, their flame swords ready. Two scopio tanks walked behind them, and a fury of Kaxium bikes drove past with immense speed, moving out to take down a 5 story tall being in the distance that was engaged in combat with the Zivon and Kahgarak. High atop a mountain, a group of high ranking Plague stood. Ooranus, IeogLa, Siiroak, Jievuz, and Rouga. They were the generals of the Plague legions, the right hand soldiers of Spawn. Each of them was devastatingly powerful in their own way, yet they weren't on the ground fighting. Only a small portion of plague was in this war, a mere 5 percent. The rest waited back in their universe, ready for when the time to attack was right. The 5 generals had their reasons for retreating to the higher ground. As the dragon of fire emerged from the portal, the memories of it's power struck through their minds. It was ruthless, and so was Spawn. it made no difference if a few thousand plague were killed on accident by the dragon, more would take their place.
The dragon emerged from the portal, it's shape loomed over the battlefield like an asteroid on a path of destruction. Tahu, Ackar and Jaller stopped dead in their tracks. The dragon was pitch black, yet the jagged spikes which emitted from every pour of the beast were on fire. it's eyes blazed white, the heat of the monstrosity could be felt by even the toa of fire themselves. It opened it's mouth, and let out a deep groan, then fire errupted from it's mouth.
The sight was horrific.
The fire didn't glow a shade of red, orange or yellow. it was white. Pure white. The heat was to the point of being a supernova, almost invisible fire. It melted down everything it touched, from plague to matoran to vahki. The dragon stopped, the let out a screech that sent a shockwave of heat across the land. Tahu and Jaller were hit immediately with the heat, and they themselves struggled to stand up afterwards.
"I can only imagine what that must have felt like to our ice brothers..." Jaller stated, picking himself off of the ground.
But tahu was fixed on something else. There was a being riding on the back of the dragon. it's spiked helmet, disformed figure, tattered cape, and shadows that crept around it were clear. It was Lord Spawn. The King of the Plague.
Without warning, something roared in the skies besides the Dragon of fire. It was the Kardas Dragon. Vezon stood on it's back.
Vezon had though to a few minutes ago. he had attempted to use the mask of life to destroy the life of the plague.
It had failed.
He had attempted to create a dimensional gate to throw the plague into. What universe? he had no idea, but anywhere besides here was preferred.
It had failed.
He tried to channel his power mixed with the Voporaks power to age the plague to a time when they would die.
it had failed.
He only had one hope left, he had gotten on his steed, the kardas, and mounted the Ignika on it's back. They fired upward, at the moment the Dragon of Fire had appeared.
The Kardas rammed into it, grabbing it's neck within it's jaw, and tried to break it. But the Dragon of Fire was stronger, and twisted around, latching onto Kardas with it's massive clawed feet. it shot downward, and slammed the Kardas into the ground, then pulled it up again by it's neck. It tried repeatedly to kill the Kardas, but the ignika kept them alive. Vezon leaped off of Kardas and onto the dragon of fire, then drove his staff into it's back. the heat of the spikes was too much to bare. He rapidly removed the staff and tried to jump back to kardas, but Spawn held him back. he could have held him close to the spikes, let his mask slowly melt off. But he threw him off, and watched as Vezon went colliding into the ground. At this point the war had stopped. Everyone watched in silence as the Dragon of Fire landed, and Spawn jumped off. He grabbed Vezon by the neck and lifted him high into the air.
"You...I can see right through your mind like an open pane of glass. Why do you fight those who are of your natural being? Darkness is your ally. Embrace that, and you could become one of the greatest beings to ever exist. But instead you hide behind your ideals of...what? Morals? Arrogance? Your time is nothing but a waste of energy and space. You are weak because you choose to fight for those who are. You have the nerve to challenge me? Alone? Look at you, so weak." He threw Vezon down roughly, and stepped on his chest, then knelt down to look vezon in the face. His pitch black face behind the mask with blazing white eyes tore a hole through vezons mind. he could see things that he never knew existed, horrible things, things that could make a skakdi cringe. He was having a nightmare.
"Fool..." Vezon spat, struggling to speak. "I... didn't... take you on... alone." Kardas burst in from the air, ramming into Spawn. Vezon leaped up. he had been acting weaker than he actually was, and the Ignika near him made him even stronger. He slashed his staff, but Spawn quickly retrieved his sword. it blazed white, the heat of dragon breath emitted from it. The staff and sword met. The sword was hot enough to cut through diamond, yet Vezon's staff stood steady. Spawn's head was suddenly knocked to the side as Axonn swung his ax from behind. Flaudis plummeted down from the sky and pulled out his sword, and swung it at spawn, who battered it away with his fist. Spawn kicked Axonn away and elbowed vezon to the ground. he stood, the three beings quickly getting to their feet around him. Kardas snapped at him, but Spawn's pincer grabbed hold of kardas' head and plowed it into the ground. With his other hand, he ripped the ignika off of it's neck and lifted it high. The 3 stopped their advancement, and Kardas backed away.
"What is this? A mask with the power to give life or to kill? Is this what you think can kill us? Is this what you think will win you the war? The item we desire? You are wrong!" He yelled, and snapped the mask in two.
"No!" Axonn yelled, and bolted forward. Spawn backhanded him, and he was sent sprawling. The two halves of the most coveted item in this universe fell to the ground.
"The artifact...it's the pyramid, isn't it? The one you attacked us long ago to find." Flaudis stated, ignoring the mask that meant nothing to him.
"Precisely." Spawn said. His voice had changed. The treacherous tone was resided for a serious tone. "The one you idiots hid from us. it's here isn't it? I can feel it's presence. You were unwise to have kept it from us. very, very, unwise." He stated, the white in his eyes flaring more than ever.
"Well quit holding out on us then, what is it?" Vezon snapped as he brushed dirt off of himself.
"It is called the Onyx. The Onyx of Trigonax. You simple minded beings can only comprehend one existence. No matter where you teleport to, whether it be a different region, planet, universe, even an alternate dimension, you cannot imagine an entirely second existence. It is not reachable through any other means besides one of 5 artifacts. The Onyx, the Fire Opal, the Peridot, the Spinel, and the Zircon. Not even we know where they are. Until thousands of years ago when we found the Onyx, You fools hid it from us, it tried to protect itself by sending itself here. They have a mind of their own, but after a long time, they start to decay." Spawn replied
"Why do you want to find it then?" Flaudis asked. He was becoming worried about the intentions, but moreso worried about the artifact. A malfunctioning portal sitting in their universe.
"We are the shadows. This existence is shadows. What do you see without light? Shadow. If you light a torch, it adds light. But darkness is never really gone, is it? You just covered it up. get rid of the light, and the shadow returns. The Onyx leads you to a place where this is not true, where light always exists. These two existences were created on accident. No one knows how, why, or when, We were never mean to exist, light and dark were not meant to exist. Only one entity was supposed to. Now we have two separate places, two separate powers. Either we survive, or they do. Each existence has 5 portals. Luckily, they have never founds ours." Spawn stated
"You want to find them first so that you can stop them? So that we all live?" Axonn asked, finding it hard to believe this monstrosity was implying they were on the same side.
"And why do you kill innocent beings when you looked for this artifact?" Flaudis asked. He had lowered his sword. Was he trusting in this being?
"At first, we were born with the knowledge of the Trigonax's existence, but were led to believe they didn't exist. Our mission we have been given, was to save our existence from the pain they would bring. We didn't know the portals ever existed. The artifacts. So we decided to put this to death, let everything free from it's misery. Imagine, Toa, being locked in a room for 100 days, seeing only light, never shadow. One day, the lights go out. Does it hurt? No, it soothes you, it is the welcoming you expected. It may be shocking, but nothing more than that. Now imagine you are trapped in 100 days of darkness, and the light is put on, a light so bright it makes the fire of the Dragon seem dim. Your vision bleeds, your minds burn, you slowly start to go insane, crawling around like a group of mutated freaks. The Trigonax are what are to be feared. We killed those who would suffer the greatest, and convert those who will make the strongest warriors to the Plague. Our sole existence is to destroy the Trigonax. When it is gone, we will follow. Balance will finally exist. Once we learned knowledge of the Artifact, we had started to search for it. Wehn it was lost, hope was lost, and we returned to killing." Spawn stared at the Blue and Gold being that stood before him. "You are the reason. If you had left the artifact where you found it, destiny would have been achieved. You failed. This is all a test, Toa. Can you trust a creature like me? If not, you are lost to the light. But not the light you want to accept. The light that betrays."
Taka Nuva's eyes opened wide. He suddenly ha a flashback of the last few hours. He had been aboard the Retaliator, the flagship of the Nurae army. He had journeyed with them to the planet of Anarae, the largest planet in the solar system. The Nurae had told him the Anarae were warriors of light, and that his guidance could be useful. They had a detour, they had to save the Xeeno who were being brutally attacked by the first wave of Plague. Yet something held him. Something grabbed him, calling him to the light. He loved the light, it was his friend. it was his ally. it was what drove him to steal a small craft from the Retaliator and fly down to Anarae. it was what allowed him to pass he Anarae while they bowed in acceptance of this being of light. It guided him right to where he needed to be. Now, as he stood in front of the Massive white pyramid, he wondered what had driven him to do it truly. Was it light? Or was it the pyramid? It was white, a blinding, glistening white. He placed his hand on it. Why did I just do that? He thought to himself. The pyramid exploded.
Or at least, he thought it did. bright blue lines crackled all over it, and a wave of energy knocked him down. What have I done? The world around him began to spin. he was beginning to move toward the artifact- it was pulling him in.
"Oh, you were wrong, by the way." Vezon smirked. Spawn glanced at him. He had his hands placed over the Ignika, he had been absorbing it's power. "Such an object like this, it has no place here. Nothing has the right to give life nor take it and think it has the right to guide us. it only takes someone insane. Like me" He grinned even wider. "You think I am a coward? No, not a coward. I just wait for the right moment."
Before Axonn realized the armor that the Ignika had given him, Vezon lashed out, bringing Axonn to his knees simply by pure willpower. He grabbed Axonn's mask and tore it off, then mounted it atop his staff. "The Ignika's power belongs to me. it always has, and it always will." he spat.
"It will make no difference." Spawn began, "The Trigonax are neither alive nor dead, just as we are. The mask is useless to th-" Before he could finish, the world began to move. Every Plague fighter, warship, even the planets, were being dragged in. Something was pulling them, an entire solar system. Xeeno and the abandoned Ragu exploded, two entire planets absolutely decimated from the sheer force. Millions of lives instantly destroyed. Nurae was not affected, yet it was lifeless, the beings who belonged to it were already being pulled in. The planet itself had a technology that the force didn't care about.
he Dragon of Fire let out a massive roar that was louder than any being on the battlefield.
"It can't be...SOMEONE
ACTIVATED THE ARTIFACT!" Spawn screamed. "We were trying to find it so that we could use it when the time was right, now is not! Our armies are not ready! We-" before he could finish, the entire planet stopped as every living being was ripped away from it, and pulled rapidly into the planet of Anarae, into a single white pyramid that sat at the core of the planet, absorbing them.
The Onyx of Trigonax had been activated.
AND IT IS DONE! Finally, I have finished the first part of this story. An absolutely huge chapter, and just so you guys know, this is the new length, the new detail, the new direction my writing style is taking. I am putting more work into this that I previously was, this story is now what I wanted it to be, I now have the leverage I want. Get used to more detail, longer conversations, and I know I skimmed out on the war here, because the war is yet to come.
All will be continued in Part 2 of my trilogy... THE ONYX OF TRIGONAX. And it's going to be way longer than this first part
Some commentary about how I felt when writing this;
-Yes, Vezon had to go crazy at the end. I'll be honest, the Ignika was annoying me. I never planned for my story to grow so huge, and the Onyx completely obliterated my original plans for the ignika. Now I'm trying to make it into a point, to make it a symbol but nothing more.
-I Didn't like how many planets I had going, so this was an easy way to condense that
-I didn't have many well known plague yet, this was the first time I've even GIVEN characterization to any of the Plague.
-Multi-dimensional war was getting boring. How about an entire new Existence? Sounds good to me.