The scout nodded, then stepped to the side. Four scouts wearing red cloth armor walked along the carpet, dragging along a man with gelled up hair and a black leather jacket with blue jeans. The four scouts halted as soon as they reached June’s feet, and they jolted the man’s body up so he could face the queen.
The man had blood trickling down his head, and he had a black eye along with many cuts and bruises lining his face. His lip was swollen and he looked half-asleep. June crossed her arms and stared down at the man as if he were some sort of troublesome child.
The man didn’t respond, letting out a groan of pain, dropping his head to the ground. One of the scouts pulled his hair up so he could look in the queen’s face.
“Listen to the queen, scum!” the scout barked in his ear.
“Fine. It’s Ian,” he answered with a groan.
“Okay then, Ian,” June replied while twirling her orange-brown hair in her fingers, “Tell me this. Do you know anyone named… Ben, perchance?”
Ian’s face lit up at the name, but then the light faded away as he realized June was smiling.
“Seems like you do,” June smirked. She got up from her throne and roughly grabbed Ian by the hair, and he let out a gasp of pain as his arms flailed around like a fish.
“I-I don’t!” Ian lied, “I have no idea what you’re talking about.”
June’s smirk faded away, and with a scream of rage she pummeled her fist into Ian’s jaw. Ian let out a cry of pain as his head hung limp, and then June snapped her fingers. A trickle of fire began to dance along her fingertips, and then it condensed into a fireball. Ian looked up in horror as June brought the fireball closer and closer to his face.
“Listen here. Tell me what I want to hear, and I won’t cook you alive and feed you to the dinosaurs,” June grinned with shrunken pupils, “So are you going to tell me where Ben is or am I going to have to fry you?”
“Okay, okay!” Ian shouted as he closed his eyes, trembling, “I don’t know where he is… I was trying to look for him, but I never did, until I ran into your men. But, but one thing I know for sure is he’s somewhere out there, okay? I am his friend, I would know best, even if we haven’t talked in months.”
June moved her tongue to feel her teeth, then kicked Ian in the stomach. He let out a gasp of pain as he struggled to breathe. June turned to the first scout and waved him away.
“Get this buffoon out of here before I change my mind.”
The scouts dragged Ian away, leaving June to ponder on her throne.
“Yes, yes this is perfect,” June thought with a devilish smile, “My Ben is somewhere out there. He won’t be able to resist me once he sees how… amazing I am.”
June looked up at the ceiling and let out a sigh.
“Oh how great you are, you even defeated Aurora, the perfect girl, in a tennis match,” June daydreamt, “You may not have seen my signs, but I know you like me. You will be mine… Starting with your friends. I’m going to find you.”
June could feel his arms wrapped around her waist, she could imagine a future with him! It was going to be perfect… It’s not like Ben liked anyone, right? No… No, Ben would never like anyone else. He was hers and hers only.
And if any meddling lady crossed June’s path to be with Ben, they would suffer greatly.
Meanwhile, Ben felt his mind wander to his past… and the girl he cared about so deeply.
An athletic, toned girl who was wearing a suit of red flak armor was walking down the stone hallways of a currently under construction castle. Boys and girls alike were hanging up red banners along massive stone pillars, each one with a design on it. A fire emblem that had two swords behind it, and one trident in the middle. It had colors of orange, red, and yellow in waves.
Eventually, the girl reached a large gate that was being guarded by a boy with a suit of grass-armor on. He carried a sword on his belt, and upon reaching him he bowed.
“Good evening, your highness,” the man bowed respectfully.
The man reached around and pulled a lever that was behind him, and the gate began to open, revealing a red carpet that led to a throne made of metal and wool. The girl smirked at the sight and sashayed up to the throne.
Upon reaching it, she let out a chuckle and sat on it, putting her hands on the armrests and putting one leg over the other like a queen.
Queen June was unlike anyone else on the ARK. When she had landed on the miserable dinosaur-filled beaches, instead of seeing the situation as a curse she saw it as a great opportunity. An opportunity to rule and be all-powerful as she desired. Here, on this island, everyone had an equal chance to reign supreme.
Back home, June never had that chance. Always being held back by the flaws of the system, always being held back by authority and always being held back by those who didn’t believe in her.
“But now things are different,” June said with a smile. She clenched her fist as she saw a scout wearing red cloth armor approach June.
“And if anyone dare oppose me, I’ll show them why I am called the Crimson Crusader.”
“Crimson Crusader?” the scout shouted, getting onto one knee.
“What is the report on the scouts?” June spat immediately, getting straight to business, “I had sent out two groups and I want progress on where the man is!”
“Ma’am, one of the groups never returned in time,” the scout nervously answered, “Alan, the newbie.”
“Yeah, the giant.”
June clenched her fist and pounded it on her throne, making the scout jolt in shock.
“That damn brat. What a weakling!” June screamed in rage, “Can he not get anything done on his own?”
“Ma’am, it was a death wish asking him to go so far out where all the predators are!”
“You think I asked for your advice? NO! So shut up and tell me how the other group went!” June bellowed like the beast she was. The scout, wary of June’s undying frustration, knew not to provoke her anymore. Her power was too strong. The scout could be killed at any moment at the slightest sign of disloyalty. He needed to watch his words carefully.
“The- The other group did great,” the scout answered as honestly as he could, “We did manage to find some people. A group of four people were caught traveling throughout the plains. All men.”
“And did you catch them?”
The scout gulped.
“WHAT?! You KNOW I need information on where the man is!”
“Please, please don’t be angry!” the scout pleaded, “We managed to apprehend one of them. He was a strong one you see, he had a very strong power. He almost managed to kill us, but we were too strong for him. The others ended up getting away because of him.”
As much as Josh wanted to help the girl, he could not. Instead he headed back for his family but he was stopped once again. “Well, well, well if it isn’t the traitor Josh swan!” A voice exclaimed. Josh spun around to see Captain Piranha. “Well, well, well if it isn’t Captain Fishy!” Josh joked. “Let’s end this, shall we?” Captain Piranha asked savagely. They both ran for each other and their sword collided. *Ting!* They were very well matched but finally Josh knocked Piranha’s sword from his hand and knocked Piranha to the ground. The old pirate grinned ludicrously up at Josh. “You wouldn’t kill you’re old Captain would ya?” Josh hesitated then helped the old pirate up. “Thanks lad.” Captain Piranha said. Then something sharp pierced through Josh’s heart. Piranha had stabbed Josh with a dagger. Josh gasped. Piranha grinned. “You’ve grown soft old boy.” Josh fell to the ground, blood soaking through his shirt. *Boom!* A bomb landed nearby. “Let’s go! We’ve got what we came for!” Piranha yelled. His crew cheered loudly. What they didn’t notice while they were celebrating was a young girl sneaking onto their boat. The pirates boarded their boat and sailed off, leaving Josh to die.
Jay was inside a building looking for more people to warn when suddenly the building collapsed around him. He was left in a tight space when little room to move or breath. “Hello?” Jay called. “Anyone there?! Anybody? Help me!” But no one was there. He was going to die. He closed his eyes waiting for a bomb to drop on the building, or for him to die. Out of nowhere a strange green light glowed from his medallion. Jay looked at it in wonder. Suddenly a strange portal like thing opened. Jay didn’t know where it lead but he decided to go in it. He slowly inched his way to the opening and then… jumped in.
“Jay!” Jack called. “Jay!” No answer. His parents were gone. His younger siblings were gone. Emma and Andrew were in the bunker somewhere. And Jay was missing. The bombing seemed to have finally ended. “JAY!” He shouted at the top of his lungs. “Hey who’s there? Turn around with your hands up!” A voice shouted. Jack raised his arms and turned around slowly to see a group of British holding rifles pointed at him. “Don’t move or we’ll shoot!” Jack held still. “Oh go ahead and shoot. We don’t need him. Probably a pirate.” One said. “Fire!” Before Jack could run they fired. The bullets wizzed through the air and struck him in the chest. There was at least twelve bullets in his chest. Yet he was not dead. His medallion began to glow blue and Jack gasped in wonder.
Amethyst flapped down to the ground and walked around the last corner of the cavern for stealth, he and the others walked through the small exit at the end of the crystal cave, into the massive crater of an extinct volcano, it was rimmed with crystals like the ones in the cavern, and at the back of it there was a single large tarpit, the only evidence of it's volcanic past.
And just before the tarpit was a huge throne made of red and black crystals, and on it was a truly massive red wyvern,
She was at least five times the size of a fire, and ten times the size of a crystal wyvern, her garnet red crystals crowded for space all over her neck and shoulders, in each one there was an image of what a higher heir was seeing, several crystals showed a swarm of heirs circling drake mountain and battling with rock drakes, while another clump showed them in the outskirts of the lunar tundra, being mainly obliterated by managarmrs,
And another clump still showed them besieging a wyvern volcano,
And she wore a skull mask covering the top part of her head.
"How amusing" the crystal queen said, flicking her tail, "four dragons here attempting to kill me"
Her yellow eyes narrowed behind the eye sockets of the mask, and a vortex of heirs of every type and colour flapped up from behind the giant crystals around the crater,
"I did think I sensed a crystal wyvern, but it's hard to tell with all these crystals and heirs" she continued.
The heirs dived from every direction towards the crystal queen, grouping into the shape of a single massive wyvern.
"Ok, this was admittedly not expected" Bluefeathers whispered nervously as the massive group of heirs got to it's feet,
Amethyst and Obsidian flapped into the sky,
Amethyst filled his third lung with moisture from the air to boil.
And he heard the tell-tale whistle of Lupus filling his ice sac and preparing to shoot an ice-beam.
He flapped towards the massive swarm, looking for the weak points where the heirs joined their tails and talons together, just as he was about to shoot a stream of water at a place where two heirs had twisted their tails together, he saw the massive tail of the wyvern shaped swarm coming quickly towards him, the several hundred wyverns that it was made up of all with their talons out, he tried to dodge it, but it hit him and he felt several talons ripping through his flesh, he blasted the boiling water out of his mouth at the heirs and quickly blew his side with warm, crystal infused steam, the pain started to reside and he flew back up.
He blasted a huge stream of water at a blood heir that had broken away from the swarm and was dive bombing him,
Scalding It's scales and waterlogging it's wings, causing it to fall out of the sky and be impaled on a sharp rock far below.
He saw Lupus and the direwolf near the bottom, attempting to destroy the swarm's feet and force it to break apart,
But a tropical heir blasted water out at them and sent them flying backwards into a giant crystal, both of them where knocked unconscious by the crystal's energy bursting from the crack.
He saw Obsidian spiraling out of the air with a tear in her wing.
And soon Bluefeathers was caught and flung away by a group of heirs, landing near Obsidian and Lupus.
He dodged out of the way of a burst of flames from an ember and
attacked a tropical with his talons, pulling it out of the swarm so hard that it's whole tail pulled off and he heard the crystal queen screech in pain somewhere in the swarm's massive head.
'that must have been a higher heir' he thought.
Searching for any more, he saw an ember with flames coming off of it's golden scales.
Diving towards the ember, he shot a stream of water at it.
Some went into it's flame sac and prevented it from breathing fire, while the rest extinguished it's flaming scales.
Diving closer, he raked his talons across the heir's scales,
Then grabbed it's crystals and pulled them out,
Without any hivemind, it disappeared into the swarm and was torn apart by the others,
'that's tropical and ember down' Amethyst thought
'so where is blood'
Soon after the ember heir died, a huge chunk fell out of the swarm's side, taking it's entire left wing with it,
And it looked like the tropical heir's wing had already fallen.
Amethyst looked around for any blood wyvern that looked particularly significant, but before he could find it, the head of the swarm turned and shot a massive stream of blood-venom at him.
Amethyst flew out of control dodging the blood-venom and was grabbed by the tail in the mouth of another heir, which tossed him away, he flapped his wings to soften his landing.
And landed near where the others had,
"Quickly, this should be when she'll be annoyed enough" Bluefeathers said.
"Just play dead and be ready to shove your tail down her throat"
Amethyst did as Bluefeathers instructed, and, sure enough,
The crystal queen flapped out of the open mouth of the swarm towards them.
"Well, you have been troublesome little varmints" she snarled,
"But now I have you-" "NOW!" Bluefeathers said,
Amethyst pushed his tail into the crystal queen's mouth before she could finish her sentence, and every heir in the crater yelled "AND AFTER I'VE GOT RID OF YOU, I'LL GET ON WITH KILLING EVERY CRYSTAL WYVERN THAT ISN'T AN HEIR"
"Yes" said Bluefeathers, "and you've just told that to countless wyverns all over the crystal jungle, not to mention every other species of draconic"
The crystal queen roared in anger, but Bluefeathers quickly whipped her tail at her and Glowyrm leapt out of her head feathers and bit at the crystal queen's eyes,
Obsidian flapped her wings,
blowing the massive crystal wyvern off her feet, and Amethyst blasted boiling water out of his mouth at her,
she paused inches from the edge of the tarpit,
And Bluefeathers uncamouflaged mid leap and went into a glide.
Bluefeathers's tail hit the crystal queen between the eyes and she fell backwards into the pit,
Obsidian blasted flames at it,
and the tar caught fire just as the crystal queen plummeted into it.
"NOOOOOOOO!" The giant crystal wyvern screamed.
She fell into the pit,
becoming totally submerged for a few seconds, before half crawling half swimming back to the surface covered in burning tar.
Her bone mask started to crack and whistle before exploding into tiny shards,
Then one of her eyeballs melted and dripped into the pit, as she screeched in pain, one by one most of the crystals on her neck lost all colour and dropped into the pit or exploded,
And slowly, as the flames licked up her face and she sank into the tar, she said
"This... is not... over"
Before sinking completely into the flaming pitch,
All of the heirs dropped to the ground, totally dead,
"That's a sign she's definitely either dead doesn't have enough crystals to control the heirs" Amethyst said,
"Let's hope it's the former" Obsidian replied.
This is the end of Draconis tales, but soon I'll start writing
The isle of the griffins in Griffin section
(By the way I apologise for making this chapter LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONNG)
The crystal wyverns are a smart race. They cannot fall for the usual tranq-and-feed, instead opting for a passive taming, which is difficult upon itself. Fortunately, you can grapple to these creatures, without harming them, mind you, and feed them that way. But, being intelligent, they have elected a leader, and said leader is none too pleased about her soldiers being taken from her. If you dare challenge this leader, she will send hostile Wyvern soldiers to fight for her, but even the toughest leaders can be brought down. If you defeat her, she drops vast amounts of meat and Primal Crystal, an organic form of Crystal which unfortunately appears to spoil. The boss will be tough. Be warned.
The Queen was studying the map as she was trying to learn a good path to the survivor’s base. A ember wyvern walked in to the Queen’s room, with important news. “Did I interrupt you, my Queen?” Said the ember wyvern. “Not at all my dear. What is it that you need?” Said the Queen. “We have lost Flames, as he is now with the survivor.” Said the ember wyvern. “That traitor...
when we find him, he will be killed.” Said the Queen. “I will now return to what I was doing before, my Queen.” Said the ember crystal wyvern. “Goodbye then, my dear.” Said the Queen. As the ember wyvern left the room, the Queen thought to herself “This survivor may take away the wyverns from me if I’m not careful with him...”
Nash opened his eyes, and saw lush green trees above him, but he couldn’t see the sky through them. He looked around and the environment was very lush wet and green, there was mushrooms, mud, trees, bushes, etc. “a rainforest?” He said. He looked to his left and saw the sea serpents they were all unconscious except seascale, he got up and looked around and when he saw Nash he raised his claw in a gesture of greeting and said; “where are we?” “It seems to be a rainforest but I have no idea,” Nash said, “we should wake the others.” He said. Seascale nodded and woke his troops, and after they did one said; “what is that blue thing in the tree?” “What?!” Nash said, he turned to look but saw nothing. “Trick of the light?” He said. They walked through the forest for a wile until they reached a good campsite they found an abundance of insects to eat under a fallen log, and one of the serpents made a water tap to put in a tree, the air was humid but comfortable so they needed neither shelter or fire. They were all lounging around the new camp, when they heard noises in the trees, they all looked around surprise and fear on their faces, then a whole flock of fjordhawks (or rather a subspecies of fjordhawk) came out of the bushes and trees, they all had spears with a pink liquid on the tips, they looked angry, and they were colorful like parrots. “Why are you trespassing here!” One said. “We didn’t know we were trespassing, we just got here.” Nash said. The speaker looked at Nash and said; “it’s a sinomacrops!”
Everyone was feasting on the spinosaurus while the Queen was at the throne room. “That survivor may send more enemies to try and kill us. But he will fail, for he is not strong enough.” Thought the Queen. After the feast she called a few warriors to her throne room. “My heirs have scouted a good route to the survivor’s base. They told me a giganotosaurus lives there. I want you four to kill the giganotosaurus.” Said the Queen. “Yes, my Queen.” Replied the warriors. The four warriors flew away to go kill the giganotosaurus. (I know this chapter was a bit short, but does anybody read these chapters I make?)
To the person having a mental breakdown trying to decide if the rock drake is a drake or a wyvern. Its definitely just a drake, the feathers allow it to glide but they technically are not wings therefore keeping it as a drake