The Kingdom of Auria becomes flooded with an unknown source of demon-breed wandering the lands. The alliance does everything in its power to assemble the greatest warriors from across the lands in hopes of pinpointing the source of these disturbances. Knowing that the powers of evil and the forces of the planes from hell below are too much for the alliance to handle alone, they take on a new task of acquiring allies throughout the kingdom. In order to defeat the turmoil that lay ahead, they must approach good and evil creatures alike, which dwell the mysterious lands. With cunning intellectual wit, and refined skills of combat, the elite warriors proceed on their individual missions.
Ordered by the High Counselor of the kingdom (Shiang Yon), and lead by the Keeper of the Realm (Raven), the heroes go about their tasks on the quest for alliance. With the expertise of brave warriors and the concealed history and talents of a young boy (Aaron), the journey presses onward. Death and chaos rule supreme over the lands while the alliance's leaders are away. Though many of the allies have been acquired, they soon realize that the journey has only begun.
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"I have never seen such a thing, what can we make of this?" Bishop calls out to the rest of the party as he looks forward into the magnificent sea of crimson tainted wheat laying before him. Sparkling and glowing, the wheat radiates, casting a beautiful but mysterious crimson ray, which brightens up the darkened skies. A site is seen by them all, that is so beautiful it masks its deadly inhabitants.
"This goes on for about three miles," Thorogood says.
"Does wheat usually spring from the ground with such color?" Tauro asks.
"We must be careful. We are passing through Crimson's territory. These lands are tainted and stained with the blood of men. Come let's move,"Raven orders as he glances out into the crimson tainted fields, muttering quietly," I'm sorry old friend, who could have known about the curses? If we could have done it all over again, I would have chosen the crimson blade for you."
The fog rolls quickly throughout the land, engulfing and making it home. With visibility at a minimum, the warriors although trained as advanced soldiers in strategy and war tactics, get confused by their current situation. Only the faint glow from the mysterious wheat fields give their eyes a break from the white rolling fog.
Warning the party, Lord Hetfield says,"I detect an evil presence."
"You are not afraid of any evil," Videon states.
"This evil presssssence is tainted with great magic," Takhisis adds.
"Prepare yourselves," Raven commands of his men.
Before the party can react, Thorogood and Bishop, who are alone near the front of the party fall easy prey. The sound of faint footsteps grows louder as a grim crimson-like figure concealed in the shadows reveals itself before the pair. With a vision of death before them, they prepare for battle knowing that their foe seized the initiative. Raised above the tall wheat, sparkling rays of bloody crimson lights turn the sky a faint red as the shape of the scythe becomes visible for the first time. The unearthly weapon of death comes swinging downward in a wicked arc of accuracy and swiftness. Before Thorogood can react, the blade of death falls upon him. With an uncanny sharpness, the scythe slices its way through Thorogood with one quick slash.
Bishop hears the wretched sound of steel grating bone and soon after, the disconcerting thud as his companion's body drops to the ground as a helpless pile of flesh. He lay in a pile of death upon the unforgiving soil with intestines ruptured and oozing blood.
The ghastly figure manages to disappear quickly back into the wheat field just before the rest of the party arrives.