The Return of Rizak - by Azhag
The room was dark. suddenly, the whole place lit up.
"Hmph. I underestimated you." It was the voice of our ex-teacher, Rizak.
"You shall all be destroyed!" Rizak said confidently. He was a powerful warrior
and a mage as well. His form began to melt. Tentacles came out of his shoulders, and
he grew larger. He was no less like a demon now, with huge, slime dripping jaws.
Virusattack fell into a trance. Rizak had engaged him in a mental battle. Rizak then
stormed forward, jaws snapping at us. The remaining three of us charged at him with a
fierce battle-cry. Rizak prepared to receive us. By a single blow of Rizak's many tentacles,
I was knocked some distance back. Kenobi dodged a similar sweep as Gilles was cleaving
at every part of Rizak he saw. Kenobi was now trying hard to dodge Rizak's attacks while
trying to cut off the tentacles. I joined in, and scored a few hits as well. Rizak was
enraged and fought back viciously, but we held fast. Suddenly, he gave a scream that
blew us all away. Virusattack woke up and fell, vomitting blood.
Shifting back to his human form, Rizak said, "You passed the first test. But not
this!!" He split into four, with the images attack my friends and Rizak himself
attacked me. Rizak was armed with his <<==Staff of **Unholy** Power==>>.
Rizak's attacks was fast and furious. I could not match his speed and power, and was
faring badly. I was knocked into a corner, badly wounded. Kenobi was not having an easy
time either, and crashed into me. Gilles was already knocked down, while I saw Virusattack
being blasted near us. Badly injured, we could not do much, except to sit up. Rirak's
four images formed back into himself, and he laughed. "This is what happens to those
who oppose me! Muhahahaha!!" He then cast a spell at us. We could feel our lifeforce
"N...o...o...o....." Gilles weakly spluttered, writhing on the ground. Suddenly,
a portal opened above Rizak and out jumped Uberjedi, followed by some "Oohhs"
and "Ahhhs". Rizak turned around, forgetting his spell. We were freed. He blasted
Uberjedi was his power, who fell to the ground, landing heavily, not moving. We quickly
used the chance given to us. Using all the remaining strength we had, we launched a blast
of magical power upon Gilles's sword. Gilles threw the sword, blazing fiercely from the magical energy
it had. The sword flew true, striking Rizak's back.
"Aargh!!!!!!!!!!" he screamed, then spinning round and round, then exploded
into sparks, leaving no trace of himself.
We had finally won, but at a high price. Uberjedi was mortally wounded, and we had
not enough time to take him to a healer. Like the setting sun, Uberjedi faded away, into
a place of no return. We were all grieved, and carried his corpse outside, despite the
wounds that we had suffered. At the woods outside the tower, we gave Uberjedi a solemn
funeral, and stood in front of his grave until some soldiers found us. They were a scouting
party from New Thalos, and took us back to the city, where we rested for a few days.
Soon after, the time came for us to part. Gilles left first, restored to his former
glory as a knight of the Square Table of Castle Reinhold. Virusattack decided to settle
down in Canterbury. As for Kenobi, he went to Cloudy Mountain, hired by the king there.
I decided to wander around Thera. However, we made a promise to meet every year at Uberjedi's
grave, on the day that he had died. Our ordeal was finally over. In our hearts, we knew
that Uberjedi would rest in peace, knowing that Rizak would never return. Uberjedi, the
hero that had saved us all.