The Ascension of Nazrox
(Based on the Legend of Zelda games)
Just off the coast of Hyrule many large ships were headed toward the shore. On the bridge of the first and biggest ship was a man looking toward the coastline. His black uniform had eight or nine badges pinned on the front. Admiral Nazrox had only one mission: to siege Hyrule's main harbor, if there was one, and declare war on the supposedly small, rich kingdom. He paced behind the helms' pegged wheel, his boots clacking along the wooden surface. Looking around with his one eye, the other had been lashed out by a sergeant during boot camp, he picked up his glass of red wine and took a drink. He was nervous. This was his first mission as Admiral of the Baltrithian Armada. If he messed up Meltran would have his head. If he succeeded, however, he could easily have Meltran's trust.
Meltran was the Emperor of Baltrian. A continent only storytellers in Hyrule would mention. The entire continent was made up of thieves, smugglers, and worst of all, the Baltrithian Army. Their Army was the most abusive group of men anywhere. They were also the best military in the world. They had all the essentials: strength, mind, and greed. Nazrox hoped to one day command the great army. Meltran currently commanded them. For the moment Nazrox felt content with having control of the Armada.
The harbor came into view and Nazrox began giving orders. He shouted them like a lion, proving he was the master of the forest. He had the ships anchored down in a three-line semicircle preventing anyone from passing in, or out, of the harbor.
Chapter 1: The New King
Link looked out at the kingdom before him, knowing that it would be his in three hours. He stood on the balcony with a forlorn expression on his face. Becoming king meant that he had to leave his post guarding Ganon. In the past, Ganon managed to escape when Link was not there. Link could only hope that this was the last time he had to think about Ganon.
Link received a horrible scar when Ganon attacked him, just after they defeated Dark Link. He never noticed his scar until he returned to the castle with Giltram and Selestie. During that period three years ago, Link had been holding Ganon prisoner, and over that time he had become a man. Link walked off the balcony and into his room. He paced around for the most of an hour before heading towards the kitchen.
He walked down the long second floor hallway, passing working servants and maids with grace. He was still very agile because he trained for four hours per day. Even with the training Link had lost some of the fire in his heart, because Ganon was no longer able to harm Hyrule.
After he had eaten, he went straight back to his room. The crowning ceremony was only an hour away. He changed into his custom-made armor; the set he would never use in battle. Every piece was made of gold. From the bottom up there was a very intricate leafy pattern of silver that made the armor shine like the moon on a clear summer night. Link called in two servants to help him put it on. He had never put armor on, but new that it would be very heavy. Soon the servants were finished. It was time for the ceremony.
Chapter 2: Ceremonies and Sieges
Link met Zelda just outside the throne room. They had practiced the ceremony at least a hundred times during Royal Orientation. "I'm nervous," they said at the same time, then laughed. It was almost one o'clock, and the ceremony would start at that precise time by way of bell. Link bent down and quickly kissed Zelda. They would soon be crowned, and the kingdom would be their burden.
The large doors flung open at the sound of the bell. The ceremony had begun. At the front of the room sat the two thrones, which were made of rough stone so that no king or queen could sit on them comfortably. This was a symbol of anti-tyranny. Link and Zelda walked down the green-carpeted aisle. They passed the Royal Counsel, which was sitting in the back of the pews. Next came the friends, then the families. Standing in front diagonally on either side of the thrones was the majestic Royal Guard. They stood strong and tall in their jade armor, and holding their spears at an angle away from the center, showing their ever-lasting loyalty to the throne.
Link and Zelda stopped at the small flight of steps in front of the thrones to await the King, Queen, and the High Priest. The High Priest entered first from a door on the left. He bore long lavender pillow with the King's sword and shield placed neatly on top. The King and Queen entered from the left door, they walked to their stone thrones but did not sit. They looked at the thrones mournfully, but then sighed as though they had been relieved of a terrible burden. They turned and looked at their successors, daughter and son-in-law, and the hope for the future. The queen motioned to two servants who bore two more lavender pillows. The servants walked between the Royalty and successors. The High Priest took the Queen's solid gold Capulet and set it on the pillow in front her. He did the same with the King; only his Capulet was larger and bore five different gems -sapphire, ruby, diamond, topaz, and emerald- representing the elements water, fire, wind, earth, and spirit.
The High Priest then asked the procession, "Are there any objections to this wedded couple taking the throne? If there are please speak." When no one answered he said, "Very well. As my duty of High Priest, I declare that Link and Zelda are now the Royal Family of Hyrule." The procession cheered as the High Priest placed the Capulets upon the new King and Queen. Link and Zelda then entered the door on the left to start their true "Orientation."
Link and Zelda were immediately taken to a room full of wizards and witches. High Priest explained to them about why Hyrule had lasted so long. "The true reason lies not in the hearts of the Royal Family. We have had bad rulers, but they were not able to hide anything from the people. This is because of a spell that is woven into each King and Queen. This spell prevents the Royal Family from lying to anyone about anything. This is the true reason for our survival. After this spell is completed, it will be very powerful for a few weeks, and then it will dilute and become slightly less powerful. Also our wizards have been working what seems like tireless years trying to perfect another spell. A spell that gives you the ability to see bad things happen in your dreams two nights before they come." He finished his speech by closing all the windows and moving Link and Zelda to the center of the round room.
The group of spellcasters began a chant, starting low and then gaining speed, volume, and intensity. They continued this for an hour, and then stopped. "The first spell is complete," said a small witch, "You can no longer lie. Would you like to have a spot of tea before we continue?" Link responded, "I'm fine, how about you, Zelda?" "Just one cup will be fine thanks."
As Zelda drank her tea, a knock was heard, and then a teenaged boy cried, "I must speak with the king! It is very urgent! Hyrule could be in danger!" The head wizard responded rather harshly, "The Royal Family cannot be spoken to at this moment. You'll have to wait one-half hour." With that the wizard quickly cleaned up the area, and immediately the next spell was begun.
After it was finished the wizard stated, "Go now, quickly, and see what is the matter." Link opened the door and saw a tall brown haired elf-human sitting on a large stone rail. "What is the matter my young friend?" asked Link with a renewed sense of love for his kingdom. "Your highness," the boy said with a quick bow, "Caulren's harbor has been blockaded by unknown war vessels! We dare not send out any ships as they have destroyed four that tried to enter the harbor within the last hour." Link turned to his wife, "This is what I must do now." Then he spoke to the boy, "I will go and see what I can do, and I hope for all our sakes that this does not turn sour." He pulled a copper out of his pocket and handed it to the boy. The boy bowed and left. "Zelda, you know that we will face hardships. Help the people while I am gone."
"Yes, my love," she said with a mixed tone. Link tuned and headed to the stable. There he took a pack and the pure white horse, Silvertoe, and went to the bakery. He loaded up with fresh bread and milk for the trip. He also retrieved his new sword; called Arget Brisingr or Silver Fire, and a shield from the page sent by the High Priest. Link mounted Silvertoe, and headed across the drawbridge toward Caulren.
Chapter 3: Uneasy Negotiations
Nazrox sat at the desk in his quarters contemplating the three days of the siege. In his mind it had gone very well. Twelve ships had been sunk or raided, and four turned away. Today, no ships from the harbor risked leaving Hyrule. Nazrox thought this a wise decision. He would rather stay alive and try becoming a farmer than risk being sunk by twenty armed ships. He also hoped that the ships they had not sunk could be used for his personal use, or incorporated into the armada.
A knock came at the cabin door and Nazrox stood. "Come in," he said in a low raspy voice common unto a hardened sailor. A brown haired corporal walked through the door. "Sir, there has been a report of a man in a suit of armor on top of a pure white horse who just rode into Caulren. He appears to have a broadsword, shield, and bow." Nazrox stood and paced for a moment then answered, "He's probably a Hyrulian Knight. We must be careful because we don't know what we are up against. We've all heard the stories about Hyrulians being able to use magic. So if those stories are true then we must proceed with extreme caution. Understood?"
"Yes, sir. I will relay the order without delay," the corporal responded with a sharp salute. "Dismissed." The corporal immediately walked through the door leaving Nazrox to ponder this mysterious menace.
* * *
Link rode straight to the docks where he borrowed a rowboat from a local sailor. He pulled a white piece of cloth out of his bag and attached it to a long stick. He positioned the flag of truce at the front of the boat. He placed his shield in front of him so he could pick it up quickly in case of arrows. He kept his bow and arrows next to him, and his sword, slightly unsheathed, so he could take it out quickly.
He rowed slowly toward the largest ship, which was positioned in the middle of the armada, because he knew the person in-charge would be there. As he rowed, the men on board slowly came into view. They were the largest people he had ever seen. They were tall. Most had beards, and they all had muscles the size of watermelons. Even so, they moved around the ship with a quick grace as though they were one with the beautiful vessel.
When Link approached to within twenty yards of the ship, Admiral Nazrox greeted him rather coldly. "I am Admiral Nazrox of the Baltrithian Empire. We are here to declare war on the kingdom known as Hyrule." Link looked at him in disbelief. He knew that the situation was bad, but he never fathomed how deep it truly was. He decided that it would be best to lie. "I am Link, the…" he could not get the words out. The spell, he thought, I'm unable to lie, but I can't tell them who I am, they will capture me. "I am the commander of the knights." Truly he was not lying, as the king is the commander of the knights of Hyrule. He was happy with himself for twisting the true truth into a concealed lie. He now understood what it meant to be king. He had to think radically in order to protect crucial information.
"Are you now?" asked Nazrox skeptically, "So are you here to surrender, or will we have to begin the invasion?" Link thought that Nazrox was a bit full of himself. "I will have to consult the counsel on this matter, I will be back in one week with the answer."
"No, you will give me the answer now, or I will invade."
"You won't even give me the chance to consult the Queen?"
"Hmm, perhaps I will. You had better be back in a week with the wise answer, or your people will see a nightmare unlike any other."
"You would be surprised."
"What is that supposed to mean, Link?"
Link thought about telling him about Ganon, but decided against it. The spell, however, came into effect and Link told Nazrox everything about Ganon, including that his soul was in a box in a temple. He cursed to himself; the spell was beginning to tick Link off.
"Interesting, leave and speak with your Queen. I want my answer as soon as possible."
Link turned the boat around and headed for shore. Once at the shore he packed his things very quickly, mounted Silvertoe, and rode toward the castle at a very fast pace.
Chapter 4: Evil Plans
Nazrox leaned back in his chair and reflected upon Link's story. He could not believe some of the things he had been told, like the bizarre occurrences of magic in widespread proportions, the chaos in Hyrule for a small span of time, and a sorcerer's soul being held inside a box.
He started to admire Ganon. If I could free him, he could be a powerful ally, he thought, as he rocked in his chair. I should; just so I could take control of Hyrule with unsurpassed speed.
Nazrox left his room and went on deck. He picked four of his best men to accompany him ashore. There he spoke with the Elder of Caulren, and managed to get more information on Ganon through what he called "special means." He found that Ganon was being held at the Spirit Temple of Gerudo. The shore party looked for a map of Hyrule, but were not able to find anything. They must be hiding things of value; I think I know how to get the people of this town to speak up. He sent his men back to the rowboat, and told them he would be along in a moment.
Nazrox took out his gun, pointed it at the sky, and fired. Once he had all the people's attention, he threatened; "If you do not surrender your valuables, people will begin to get hurt, or worse. I will be back in two days." The frightened townsfolk began to hurry into their homes or nearby shops. Satisfied, Nazrox joined his men at the rowboat. They then rowed back to the main ship to await the Queen's reply.
Chapter 5: A Crucial Decision
Link managed to ride back to the castle in two days, rather than the usual three. Once there he asked the servants where Zelda was. "She's in the garden," said a younger handmaid who was milking a cow. "Thanks," Link replied and walked toward the garden quickly, but casually as to not stir up chaos. At the garden, Link found Zelda watering a few lilies.
"Good evening, Zelda. I need your counsel."
"Oh! Link, you're back already? How did it go?"
"Not well. The Baltrithian Armada has stopped all boats from entering, or leaving Caulren. This Admiral Nazrox guy has control of them, and I accidentally told him everything about Ganon save where he is being held."
"How horrible. How did you tell him all of this?"
"That stupid lying spell set upon us. There's even more. He wants me to surrender Hyrule, or he will invade it."
"Oh no! Link, you must talk to the High Priest. He may be able to help."
"Thank you, Zelda," He said with a sigh of anguish. They quickly kissed and he set off for the throne room. On the way he asked if anyone knew where the High Priest was. One of the knights informed Link that the High priest had been in the library doing research this morning, where he was known for spending days at a time.
Link walked down the main corridor and then turned left at the third hallway. He entered the same doors as the last time, when he used the library to do research of the stolen Statue of Kokiri. He looked around the huge labyrinth for ten minutes before he found the High Priest huddled in a corner with his nose in a book.
"High Priest," Link said with a slight commanding tone with just a touch of authority, "something terrible has happened and I need your advice." The High Priest replied in a gentle "old man" voice, "Your majesty, what do you need?" Link told him the story and ended with, "What should I do now? I can't just attack them now they would easily crush us."
"Hmm…and we only have two days to contemplate this matter before he attacks? No, not good at all. I think…you should mobilize the knights and have them find every able man and create as large an army as we can muster. Then take that army and try to defend this castle. This is probably the best course of action."
"We can't let him get to Ganon. That could be more disastrous than anything. I'll send some guards there with orders not to let anyone up the stairs."
"Good idea, Link. Now, what we must do with the army is take some soldiers and send them to each town. The rest will stay here, because this castle cannot be harmed."
"How is that?"
"The Castle of Hyrule was built out of imbued stone. What was imbued into the stone was carefully laid out combinations of spells so that the stone cannot be destroyed. It is said that in times of great peril for Hyrule, if the Castle was the only thing left pure, nothing could penetrate it."
"Therefore, we could outlast our enemies."
"Thank you. I will use your advice to its fullest."
"That lightens my thoughts, your majesty."
"Thank you, High Priest." Link left the library to sound the horn at the top of the main tower, to gather the knights.
Chapter 6: Three Shots Upon Caulren
Nazrox came back to Caulren two days later as promised. What he found at the town square was a pile of ripped clothes, rotten food, and broken toys. He signaled his men to sift through the pile. As the men worked Nazrox's anger grew to a level of indescribable infuriation. When his men finished he ordered them to take him back to the ship.
Back aboard the Black Flower, Nazrox ordered that a single cannon be prepared for firing. He aimed and fired it himself. The cannon sent a twenty-pound iron ball straight into the center of the inn. Then he prepared the cannon for another attack while his men stood and watched with amusement. He aimed and fired again, this time into the dock. Not yet satisfied, he decided on one more shot.
Where to send you, he thought with an evil grin. I know, into the hospital. He aimed and fired into the bottom of the building. There was a loud creak, and the old building fell to the left, where it shattered, leaving behind a giant pile of dusty wreckage. He laughed hysterically as he went to his quarters, laid down, and slept till morning.
Chapter 7: A Rock and a Book
It took only one day for the finest of the Hyrulian Knights to return to the castle with wagonloads of men for Link's army. Link knew that they would be cutting the timeline very thin, so he went to the Wizards' Tower to ask for magical help. At the bottom of the stairs he found Zintril, the leader of the wizards. Zintril spoke first, "Link, I was expecting you."
"You were! How did you…"
"I know many things about past, present, and future events that normal people do not."
"I see. Is there any possible way that you and your wizards can speed up the process of the army being ready when Nazrox arrives?"
"No, I'm sorry. However, I have secretly been training a small group of mage assassins to be used as you see fit. I meant for them to help you against Ganon when the time came."
"Well, I suppose they won't be used for that anytime soon."
"You can use them now, but you will find that in the future they will save you from a great grief."
"Why do you always talk in riddles?"
"Why do you always ask questions?"
"Good point. How many of these mage assassins are there?"
"There are ten."
"Send two to the stables, have them wait with Silvertoe, and tell them to bring twelve horses."
"Yes, your majesty."
Link walked back to the Royal Room, where every King of Hyrule slept. His servants helped him with his armor, and then left. Link walked to his desk, and wrote a small entry into his journal. He stood up and walked across the room, while oddly listening to his footsteps. Clack, clack, clack. Came the sound of his metal boots hitting the stone floor. Clack, clack, clunk. What? That didn't sound the same. Link kneeled over the stone that sounded hollow, and found small grooves on the edges where he could put his fingers. He pulled and the rock came free. He turned it over and found a wooden cover, which he removed. There was a dust-covered book inside! He took it out and wiped the dust away with his bed sheets.
The book was bound shut with a tattered strip of leather. He took his knife and cut the leather, then opened it to the first page and read,
The History of Hyrule
As told by
The Kings of Hyrule
King Lithidor I:
I met Glestyin when I was about twenty-four, just before Helstram created humans. She told me I was the first of the "elves," and would become the first king of her world, which she called "Ethanol." She made many more elves.
We did not know that Helstram was jealous as he secretly created the humans. The humans grew much faster than the elves, but were much weaker than even the smallest elf. Their numbers balanced their weakness, and they attacked only to lose ten times the number of lives we suffered. Glestyin was outraged. We prepared to start the First War.
The war lasted for several decades, until finally Glestyin and Helstram came to a compromise. They would split the continent in half to separate humans from elves. The two continents were set as far apart as possible to keep the peace in check.
Link found the book to be very interesting, so he put it in his bag for future reading.
Chapter 8: The Skirmish at Caulren
Link gathered ten knights and headed toward the stables. He briefed them as they walked and carefully avoided prying ears. Soon they arrived at the stables and found the two mage assassins, Clire and Theldin, waiting with twelve horses. Link quickly prepared Silvertoe for travel, and ordered his men to find food for the trip.
As the group of warriors departed, Zelda bid them farewell with a sweet song. She sang,
In the eyes of my heart a picture of you stays,
Forever reliving the moment when you left me.
I know you will return one day, but until then I shall wait,
For you to come back to me.
When she ended, a tear fell from her face. Link looked away, and knew that he would return to Zelda. His men applauded, then looked at their leader for orders. Link briskly commanded, "To Caulren."
* * *
After two days of a very grueling pace, the warriors arrived at Caulren. During the trip, Link devised a plan that would catch the enemy off-guard. It involved eight of the ten knights hiding behind buildings to be used for an ambush, and the other two knights as bodyguards. The assassins would try to sink at least one of the twenty-one ships. Link's specific orders for the knights were to, "Keep fighting until either Clire or Theldin fire a red light into the air."
The plan was set, and Link stood at the edge of the dock to await Nazrox. He looked at the landscape with a military view and thought, With this port having an almost closed in bay, it would be very easy to defend. However, if the enemy did penetrate the defenses nothing would stand in their way. He then saw a small boat emerge from the main ship.
He waited for the boat to land. Nazrox stepped onto the dry land. "Hmm, looks like you expect to be attacked, Link. I suspected something like this," Nazrox said as four brawny sailors steeped out of the rowboat. "The Queen's reply is," Link started, but found it hard to talk, "that we would surrender over my dead body."
"So be it. I will begin the invasion in three days."
"May I ask what methods you will employ on us, we have only a small army. Out of fairness, you should tell us at least one thing of importance in order for this war to be civilized."
"Who said anything about being civilized?" replied Nazrox as he stepped back toward his boat. With a tap on his breastplate, Link gave the gesture for attack. His men rushed out at their startled prey from behind various objects and buildings. Nazrox drew his sword and an embroidered stick about the length of Link's forearm. He parried one of the knights' attacks and dodged another. He was faster then Link had suspected he would be. Nazrox then pointed the stick at one of the knights, and pulled on a thin piece of metal at the bottom of the contraption. It made a horrible sound that echoed across the bay. A stream of smoke surrounded the knight, and accompanied the sound. When the smoke cleared, the knight was on the ground holding his slumped shoulder.
What was that? Link thought as he fended off an attack. He slashed at the sailor, and caught him on the arm. The sailor looked at the gash in his arm and threw himself at Link with rage. Link quickly dodged the human, and finished him off by impaling the poor soul with Arget Brisingr. The sailor fell to the ground without a sound. Link looked at the enemy armada, and saw one of the ships slowly spinning. As he watched, it spun faster and faster until it was finally sucked into the shallow water by a giant whirlpool. The men on shore stopped fighting when they heard the very loud grinding noise coming from the armada. Link knew that the ship's hull was moving along the seabed, and very soon the ship would break into chunks. Then a red ball flew into the air and exploded into an array of red light. Link saw this, but ignored it because of a rowboat in the water not too far from shore. Only one man was in it; the coward Nazrox. He left his own men behind. We'll have to finish them off. The last three sailors were very well trained in sword fighting and held off the knights for about an hour. Then the mage assassins arrived and finished them off.
"Very good, everyone. Clire, Theldin, which of you destroyed the ship?" asked a very impressed Link. Clire answered, "It was a group effort. Theldin held off the bowmen, and made all the rowboats float away, so that no reinforcements could come to their aide, and I made the water churn."
"When we arrive at the castle, you will both be rewarded. As for you, knights, if all of those sailors are that good at fighting then we are in huge trouble. We need to start training the army immediately. Now, let's head back to the castle," Link said with a king's enthusiasm and prose.
The new king somehow knew that he was doing well in guiding his kingdom.
Chapter 9: The Search for Ganon
Nazrox climbed out of the tiny rowboat and onto the ladder of the main ship. He knew he had to invade Hyrule, but one of the more important ships had been sunk. It held a small part of the Baltrithian Army entrusted to Nazrox for the invasion. All the men on that ship died. Meltran was going to be very angry. He climbed over the top of the side, and gave the order to invade Hyrule.
The order passed through the armada like a whirlwind. Soon the armada began its sail toward the coast. All the men had swords and the higher ranked officers also had guns. When they reached the shore, they carried out the invasion orders to the best of their ability. However, it was harder to complete without the support of the army.
They immediately took control of Caulren, using all of its resources to their advantage. Men were sent to outlying farms to extract precious food for the hungry sailors, who had eaten only salted pork and dried fruit for two months. The villagers did not cooperate with Nazrox or his men. They constantly sabotaged orders, and if ordered to construct something they tied all the knots loosely, resulting in a number of deaths. Nazrox employed a punishment system; if you were found to be doing something against Baltrian's invasion of Hyrule you would be tortured as a warning to others. Then if found guilty by Nazrox a second time, you would be hanged. Nazrox had to put only five men to death before the people started to cooperate.
Eventually, Caulren became Nazrox's Invasion Headquarters. Nazrox was glad that Caulren had a few stonewalls already built, because it would be much easier to fortify his position with a starting point of where to build walls. He sent about half of Caulren's villagers to either retrieve stone, or build upon the walls. Thirty of his men were sent to oversee the operations.
After the orders to build the walls, Nazrox found his second in command. Nazrox gave him a schedule of things to do, hopefully before Nazrox came back. "This a very long list, and how are we supposed to get that much lumber, sir?"
"Cut down the forest, there's plenty of it around. Try at least to get the first ten things finished. I will be back in about three weeks."
"Sir, where are you going?"
"To find a potential ally. Be ready in three weeks."
Nazrox did not leave Caulren immediately, because he wanted to speak with the elder again. Nazrox found him in the tavern. "Elder, give me the location of the Spirit Temple or I shall kill your entire family."
"Oh my! Please don't do that. My daughter is pregnant, and I have a wife. Please don't hurt them."
"Give me the location or I will have my men put them to death right now."
"Ok, just please don't hurt them. The Spirit Temple is near the Haunted Wasteland, far west of Hyrule Field."
The elder continued to give Nazrox the directions until the elder said, "and that is where the Spirit Temple lies."
"Thank you. You shall have your wish, because you gave me such detailed directions I will order my men to not harm your family, ever."
"I shall not forget this, Nazrox."
"Nor shall I."
* * *
After a week of following the elder's directions, Nazrox finally found the Spirit Temple. It was a majestic building, with its huge dome and four pillars making a circle inside of a square. The dome had four different colors: red, blue, yellow, and green, and was built upon a pure white platform.
Nazrox walked toward the giant building, only to find that it was much farther away than it looked. After another two hours of walking, he finally found the entrance to the Spirit Temple. The entrance had no doors, only a large round opening with two guards holding pikes. "I would like to worship here," lied Nazrox. One guard replied, "Very well, walk up the stairs on your left." The other stated, "If you go up the right steps you will be killed without question." Nazrox had found where Ganon was hidden without being told outright.
Chapter 10: Trials in Stone
"Thank you. I'll be on my way." As Nazrox passed the guards he drew two small daggers. Silently he slit their throats, and proceeded up the forbidden stairs. The stairway led to a door on the top floor of the dome. Nazrox opened the door and found a pedestal with a small wooden box placed neatly on top. In front of the pedestal stood four statues. He walked into the room and looked closer at the statues. Each statue had the same facial features and body structure, though they held different weapons, including a long sword, a flail, a pike, and a bow.
Nazrox took a step back, breathed deeply, and took out his gunpowder. He placed the gunpowder on top of the statue with the bow, then took out his gun and shot the powder. The head of the statue was ripped apart. Nazrox was pleased with himself for defiling the priceless statue. He heard a faint crumbling sound. One of the other statues began to turn its head toward Nazrox. Its eyes began to glow a bright red as the rest of its body cracked, until it loosed itself from the ground. It brought its mace high and swung, but Nazrox rolled away. He lunged for the box, but was stopped by the other statues. He now faced a terrible dilemma. How was he supposed to destroy rock without more gunpowder?
An idea struck Nazrox. He ducked behind a pillar at the back of the room. The statue with the pike swung and hit the pillar, cracking it with the pike. The statue with the sword swung straight at Nazrox, but missed and struck the floor. He jumped in between the two statues. They faced each other, swung as Nazrox ducked, and accidentally destroyed themselves.
One problem still had to be faced. The last statue had not yet been overcome, and was targeting Nazrox. He quickly took the stone sword, and tried to raise it. This is much too heavy for me, but if I am to prevail I must win. He flipped the sword over and hurled it at the statue. In the end, all that was left of the statue has a heap of rubble.
The Final Chapter: Ganon's Return
Nazrox looked at the small box. It seemed to glow golden, though what was inside he knew to be the darkest most sinister soul in the world. He took the box by both hands, and opened it. A small green sphere was inside. This is it, Ganon's soul. "Right you are Nazrox. I have been waiting for your arrival for some time."
What? Ganon? How can it be?
"I am only a spirit now, a weak form of my old self. If I could have a body… I have learned much in the spirit world, mainly from other evils. I have found that I can in-a-sense posses, but not completely. Do you want power, Nazrox?"
Yes. I have wanted to destroy my enemies for a long time now, and if you "posses" me what will I get in return?
"My thoughts, and my powers. My skills, and my advice. Yes, you will be powerful."
Take my body.
The green sphere slowly rose, and moved towards Nazrox's face. The sphere then embedded itself into Nazrox's forehead. Nazrox's body then began to change. The sphere turned into another eye, the other two glowed green, his muscles became stronger, and his mind became filled with thoughts that were not only his own. "Nazrox, it is complete."
Good we shall begin the invasion of Hyrule together.
"Yes. We shall be stronger than anyone. Including Link."
Nazrox took the main ship of the armada back to Baltrian, and killed Meltran. He took control of Baltrian and strengthened the invasion force tenfold. He would have revenge for the destruction of one of his ships.
Link prepared the army for any attack. He advised all towns to be on alert for suspicious people. The townsfolk were in a state of fear as Hyrule's main cities were transformed into forts. The Second War would soon begin.
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