“When I was chasing the Dark Claw in the hallways, there were a lot of stuff similar between them. 1. Their actions. They both were agile, they both were kinda fit, and they are both good at inventing crazy traps.” The Broodmother Lysrix explained. “Anything ELSE?” The Manticore replied, still neglecting it.
“2. The appearances. I noticed an armor stand with the same armor in the picture of the Dark Claw. And when we chased the Dark Claw, I saw a scorpion tail peek out.” Then the three were all circling the Manticore…
“WYVERIA?!?” Yelled the Dragon. “Um… I can explain.” Said the Crystal Wyvern Queen. “I was gonna cut him off when he took me by surprise and knocked this mask on my head-“. The others entered the room. The Manticore was the first to witness. “I KNEW IT! IT WAS HER!”
“No she was FRAMED! I could explain it to you!” The Dragon responded. “OH if you KNOW so MUCH, then YOU could be the murderor’s ACCOMPLICE!” The Manticore yelled. Lysrix got in between them and said, “NEITHER OF THEM WERE THE MURDEROR! IT WAS YOU THE WHOLE TIME!” The Manticore neglected this. “WHAT PROOF DO YOU HAVE?!?”
And then Lysrix explained what she saw to the Dragon and the Crystal Wyvern Queen.
The Dragon and his comrades were chasing The Dark Claw up the stairs. “Try to catch up!” He said before he jumped on a pressure plate that activated a large flow of lava coming right at them. They managed to get up the stairs, where they fell into a tar pit with a large machine about to crush them.
Lysrix nearly had her “legs” on the Dark Claw’s tail when he rolled down the stairs and immediately flipped into a hole in the wall. The Dragon knew a shortcut and punched through one of the portraits. “Whew.” Said the Crystal Wyvern Queen. “This dude is fit.” The Dark Claw laughed maniacally. “YOU TWO GET HIM! I’LL CUT HIM OFF!”
When the Dragon entered the room, he saw a figure with the same black therizinosaur mask. Then the lights went on. “Aaagh. Oh my Overseer…” The Dragon pinned the figure down, revealing who the figure was…
The Dark Claw, noticing he had been spotted, said, “WHY YOU LITTLE-“ he leaped out of the hole then took out a TEK hatchet. The Dragon pulled a Red, flaming sword from his pocket and held it out to block the attack, but it only knocked him backwards. The Dark Claw swung his hatchet way behind him, then nearly struck the Dragon in his chest.
The Dragon dodged the attack, then kicked him from behind. Then the Dark Claw rolled into the fireplace. He moved the three guest’s inventories into a hidden, small tunnel in the floor. Then the Dark Claw made a run for it. The Dragon and his friends ran after him.
The Dragon then noticed that the painting of a Rock Elemental had eyeholes in it. And the Dragon ventured inside. Then he noticed that the painting of an Araneo inside the living room had eyeholes as well. Then he thought he saw eyes moving in the Painting of the Manticore, as well as two dispensers.
Suddenly the fireplace opened, revealing a hidden tunnel, and 5 copies of the Broodmother Lysrix crawled out at once. Titarian and Velona Armillo took out their TEK blades and held off the spiders, but then died in the progress. MechaTeka advanced to help, but then died from the fire.
Then the Dragon fiercely destroyed the other painting, revealing the Dark Claw behind it…
The Dragon had interrogated MechaTeka, Titarian and Velona Armillo. Then, The Manticore pushed the Crystal Wyvern Queen inside the living room. “Great! Now it’s your friend’s turn!” The Manticore yelled before closing the door.
“I would understand if you did push the button on accident, or you’re being framed.” The Dragon replied to the Crystal Wyvern Queen, who was staring blankly at the fireplace. She responded, “I would never kill an innocent creature like that, NEVER. Although I wonder what that “King Pearl” fuss was about. For as long as the Dragon knew the Crystal Wyvern Queen for, since a few decades ago, he knew the Crystal Wyvern Queen was most likely not the murderor.
I should investigate the dining room. He punched his way into the dining room. The Manticore yelled, “Hey there’s gonna be an order for that!” The Dragon replied back, “Ah I’ve done worse.”
The Dragon noticed four buttons, each one underneath the table just in front of the chairs. Then he marked each chair with an arrow and asked each guest to sit where they were sitting before.
Lysrix announced, “Ok, so the suspect could be either Titarian, Velona Armillo, MechaTeka, or the Crystal Wyvern Queen. Who should you interrogate first?” And then the Dragon replied: “MechaTeka.” Then he escorted MechaTeka into the living room while The Manticore and Lysrix watched over the other guests.
“Greetings, friends.” A raspy, male, distorted voice said. “I. Am the Dark Claw. One of you has the item I need, and I will NOT rest until it has fallen into my hands. Even if I have to resort…” The lights went out again, and it forced everyone to see a vision of everything set aflame, even themselves. “….to MURDER!”
Everyone was in a huge panic, and they attempted to get out but for some reason the doors were locked. Then the Dragon punched the areas where it was being locked, and then thanks to one fist, the doors fell off their hinges. “WE NEED TO GET OUT OF THE DINING ROOM, ASAP!”
The Crystal Wyvern Queen closed the doors, and then Lysrix wrapped the doors with her silk. “I actually saw a being with a therizino head on the way inside.” She replied. “Wait, SO YOU MEAN HE WAS IN HERE THE WHOLE TIME PICKING US OUT ONE BY ONE?!?!?” Delphinium, the Astrodelphi, screamed in horror. The Dragon replied, “Ok ok calm down it’s not the end of the world. If we manage to catch the Dark Claw in the act, then we can all be safe.” The Crystal Wyvern Queen thought on this. “But how will you do it?” And the Dragon replied…
Each of the guests were eating a tenth of the meal. Then the Dragon started feeling that there was something suspicious. So he started asking the other guests some questions and, judging by the information he gathered, there was a supposed “rare item that Icebane had. However, Morphine seemed to know about it. “It was a black pearl, one with the power to teleport the user to wherever they want.”
Then at the end of the meal, Morphine loudly announced, “GUYS! I THINK THE MURDERS HAVE SOMETHING TO DO WITH THE KING PEAR-“ Suddenly, Morphine’s chair flipped over into a hole that came out of nowhere, and then a huge pile of mud fell on him, suffocating him, squeezing him, until he died.
Suddenly the lights went black, and when they came back on, a picture of an unknown being wearing Flak Armor and a noticeable black therizinosaurus head…
The Crystal Wyvern Queen dodged out of the way as The Dragon used his fire breath and aimed into the deathworm’s mouth. Broodmother Lysrix, on the other hand, started attacking the death worm with silk while shooting poison at its neck and head. For whatever reason though, the Manticore was just STANDING there, as if he planned the thing all along.
The death worm was set aflame and its organs were exposed, but then, it lunged towards the Ice Wyvern guest (known as Icebane), and then ate its last meal…
The Dragon sunk his talons deep into the deathworm’s head, therefore killing it. The Manticore tried to free Icebane, but it was too late. “The loss of Icebane was a terrible thought indeed. Now we feast on the Deathworm that took his life.”
Before any of the Ark Guardians could set foot in one of the side rooms, a deep, raspy voice boomed, “WHO DARES ENTER MY DOMAIN?” The Dragon suspected it would have came from the main tunnel. And he was right. Because a figure seemed to approach them from inside the main tunnel. Then it was revealed to be the Manticore. “Hello, old friends.”
The Manticore also revealed he had other guests, such as an heir to Moeder called Morphine, a Titanosaurus called Titaniar, and an Astrodelphi. After wandering around for a long time, Lysrix summoned a thousand spiders and ordered them to cover The Dragon’s body as a prank. But the Dragon realized it anyway and the spiders retreated. The Manticore was about to announce something, but just then, an Alpha Deathworm lunged at Crystal Wyvern Queen and nearly bit her in half…
Eventually the Dragon and his comrades walked up to a cave in the corner of the area. Suddenly the air seemed to be sucking Lysrix in. Then Lysrix dissapeared into the darkness. Then Crystal Wyvern Queen and Dragon were next. Crystal Wyvern Queen hung on to Dragon as he held to a spike, but it broke, and then they were gone.
The next thing the Dragon knew, he was in what seemed to be a large palace. But then his falling body finally touched the ground and he felt like everything inside him was aching. He caught Crystal Wyvern Queen in one hand and Lysrix in the other, fearing that if he did not catch them they would perish. We need to explore this place.
Dragon was sitting next between Lysrix and the Crystal Wyvern Queen on a three-seater TEK ship to Scorched Lands. But as soon as they arrived everyone except Dragon was feeling uncomfortable. Lysrix immediately drank a bottle of water. Dragon, looking around before turning, said, “This is rather suspicio-“ A trio of Rock Elementals threw rocks at him. “WILL YOU QUIT IT YOU PEBBLE MEN?!?” He breathes fire on them. Crystal Wyvern Queen wandered off and came back with an anonymous invitation to a place called Estate Scorcher. Lysrix, feeling ashamed said, “It’s too bad that the both of you can fly, I could only WALK.” Dragon then replied, “You can hop on my back.” And then the three of them ventured towards Estate Scorcher…