The hot crimson light of Talpa’s power had taken them all by surprise. It shot down from the dark clouds above and blinded all five of the valiant young warriors, and before they could ready their weapons for a counterstrike, the silhouettes of the three Dark Warlords, along with the badly wounded Anubis, had disappeared. The sky was split by a bolt of red lightning and a ground-shaking crack of thunder—then the light faded, and the Ronin Warriors were left blinking at one another in confusion. The silence they shared in the aftermath of that brief battle was one of dejected defeat.
Story Notes:Written circa 2009. Lyrics from Hammerfall's "Always Will Be".