Summary: The Dragon Slayers were once a powerful and feared group of people all throughout the land. Years passed since their demise and although they stopped a looming evil years ago, another approaches the Land of Eloyce.
Categories: Non-Naruto Fiction, OC-centric Characters: None
Genres: Action/Adventure, Fantasy
Chapters: 2 Completed: No
Word count: 4832 Read: 1706
Published: 26/11/15 Updated: 27/01/16
1. An Old Slayer from The Past by DARKTRANQUILLITY
2. The Dragon Slayer and Song by DARKTRANQUILLITY
An Old Slayer from The Past by DARKTRANQUILLITY
Now I thought about putting this chapter split into two chapters but thought against that and decided to squish it into one, so hopefully you enjoy.
As a child, my mother would always tell me stories about the world we live in, Gods and angels in the heavens above, demons and devils opposing them below, elves in the forests out east while fairies towards the west. Giants lived in the north and humans with animal ears and tails living all around. And then she told me about these creatures called dragons and how the were powerful creatures that roamed the earth.
There's this story she would tell me before going to bed, how the dragons would cause chaos all around, you'd expect the demons would be doing that but from what she told me, the demons were sealed away thousands of years ago but the dragons remained a problem, the gods don't even bother helping much unless they themselves are threatened. So the people were left to defend themselves with whatever power they could muster.
When the attacks of the dragons became too frequent. Knights, mages, fairies and more banned together to stop the onslaught of the dragons. Years passed, and the people thought their chances of survival were grim.
Until a group of people showed up...they called them...the Dragon Slayers...powerful men and woman able to take down dragons without breaking a sweat.
Mother told me they were so powerful they manage to take some dragons if they had a chance, those were called Dragon Riders. Now, all good things must come to an end is what my mother would tell me. The Dragon Slayers were massacred, although they helped, they were feared, people thought they were unstoppable, and they truly were, a war was waged on the Slayers and although through shear luck the people managed to rid most of them. The people who stopped the Slayers were knights who were able to wield powerful spells, they're called The Templars and they keep the peace nowadays.
Today you don't hear much about the Dragon Slayers, their numbers began to twindle until they became but a mere myth. But some say there roams one in hiding.
The Templars were powerful fighters under the command of the most powerful of them all, Master Gilligan.
The world continued to know peace from the dragons and with the fear of the Slayers gone people lived their daily life as though none of that happened.
Until that fatal day, the day that Master Gilligan was murdered, Templars around the land put a bounty on a group of knights who were said to be the culprits on the murder, but on that same day, they disappeared and we're never heard of again.
...But that was years ago...
My eyes slowly fluttered open and I was greeted by the sound of birds chirping and rays of the morning sunlight.
I sat up and scratched my belly and stretched shortly after. I threw my blanket off my and hopped out of bed, walked up to the window and flung the window blinds wide open. I pushed the window open and breathed in the fresh morning wind.
"You're...up master." A calm and slow voice came from behind me.
I turned around and gave the familiar voice a smile, "Good morning!" I called out to the maid dressed doll.
"Good...morning..." She said with a slight clock of her head.
I walked up to my closet and quickly got dressed. "How long have you been awake?" I asked as I pulled a new shirt over my head.
"Master...I do not...sleep."
I sighed at my slight stupidity, I tend to forget that she is a reanimated doll I have live a few years ago and she doesn't need sleep ..or doesn't quite understand but I don't know.
"Thats besides the point, let's open up the tavern, didn't you buy the ingredients I asked for, love?"
She tilted her head in confusion,"love...And yes I have."
I shook my head, "Don't worry about it." As I walked past her I gave her a quick peck on the forehead, "Thank you though."
She looked at me blankly and followed behind. I walked outside, flipped the sign over as it read 'Open' and walked back inside and prepared for the customers.
"Hopefully today is a busy day." I happily thought to myself as I checked the stock.
Conversations amongst friends and and other patrons filled the tavern. I walked down the bar, serving a plate of steak to an old looking man, "Enjoy sir."
A group of men walked in, "room for three more?" One asked.
I nodded with a smile,"right this way guys." I said and led them to an empty table.
I walked past a table and noticed a guy eyeing down my notice board. I stopped and looked at it too, trying to figure out what he was looking at.
"Hmm aren't those knights from like 10 years ago?" He asked.
Everyone turned and faced the board, "now that you mention it..."one guy started, "the fact that those are still up means they weren't even caught."
"I hear their leader, Ruin, is a real monster, that he's an old Dragon Slayer."
"I heard the Abysswalkers managed to overthrow countries all by themselves."
Everyone started to murmur old stories about the knights who murdered the master templar.
"Hey did any of you hear about the wandering knights?"
"I heard he was a party of the group of knights that killed Gilligan."
"That's all bullshit, everyone knows the knights are dead "
I continued to listen on the conversations in the room as i served a man his drink, when suddenly the door to the tavern slammed open, "he's here!" A man yelled fearfully, "the wandering knight is here!"
The door opened and a giant knight slowly stumbled in, revealing the so called wandering knight.
Everyone ran out in fear. I hopped over the counter and stared the knight down, "So you're the infamous wandering knight I've heard about."
The knight mumbled a few unrecognizable words before toppling over. "H-hey." I knelt down besides them, "Diane, bring me a wet towel!" I called out.
I reached over and removed their helmet, my eyebrow raised, "A...girl?" I shook my head. I stripped her from her armor and examined her body. She was suffering dehydration. I picked her up and brought her to my bed with Diane entering moments after.
I pressed the wet towel against her forehead trying to cool her off. "Bring me some water." I commanded Diane and without a word she went and brought my some water.
"What in the world is up with this girl?" I quietly said to myself.
"Did she...walk in...Master?" Diane asked as she watched over the girl.
I nodded,"yea she just dropped over, passed out." I turned and faced Diane, "Hey go and watch over the tavern in case anyone else walks in."
"Yes...Master." bowed Diane before walking out the door.
I sat at the edge of the bed and studied her features, she had blond hair and pale white skin, "what's your motive, girl?" I thought.
A few hours passed and the girl that passed out inside my tavern began to awaken. Her eyes slowly opened, she reached up and held her head, wincing from a headache.
"You're up." I said as i met her gaze.
There was a slight red tint to her face, "I...if you don't mind me askin'...where...am I exactly?"
"You're in my tavern, The Bloated Goat, you walked in And passed out."
She looked around, trying to familiarize herself with the place. Diane walked in the room, "The...girl...is awake."
The girl looked in awe at Diane,"that's a talking doll!" She exclaimed. "How is that possible?"
"I reanimated her a few years back." I explained.
"No way?!" She said as she circled around Diane. "My mother told me about stuff like that." A growl echoed from her stomach.
"I'll whip you up something to eat, let's go." I said as i led her out.
"Oh no you don't have to...you already done so much for me." She protested.
"Nah I insist." I said and sat her down on a bar stool. I hopped behind the counter and in moments I reappeared with a nice juicy steak.
"The Bloated Goat is famous for its steak and drinks, so go ahead and eat up."
She looked at the steak with awe, "it looks delicious." She said. She cut a piece off and bit into it. Tears began to stream down her eyes
"I-is something wrong?" I asked from the sudden tears.
"It's so good!" She exclaimed.
A small smile came to my face from her praise. Diane looked at the girl, "do you...know her...name, Master?"
"Oh yea...What is your name?" I asked.
"Oh I'm sorry." The girl said, "I didn't introduce myself, my name is Annie."
"What were you doing walking around in that armor?" I asked.
"I'm looking for the members of the infamous knight group..." she looked towards the notice board of the infamous knights, "...The Abysswalkers."
"I know they are a powerful group of people, and I believe they're my only hope...My only hope to save my homeland."
Before I could say anything else we were interrupted by screaming outside, "what the hell?"
I walked out the tavern door and looked towards the town and saw it in flames. My eyes grew, "the fuck?" I heard a blood curdling screech and saw a black creature with wings spread out flying in the sky. It was a Dragon.
I ran back inside, "we gotta go, there's a Dragon outside destroying shit." I pointed towards the back door, "Diane take Annie and run I'll catch up."
Diane nodded and took hold of Annie and they both ran out the back. "What's a Dragon doing here?! I thought they weren't real!" Annie said as they ran through the forest out back. The Dragon sensed them and followed behind, "i-it's getting closer."
The Dragon landed in front of Diane and Annie right next to a cliff. "W-what now?!"
The Dragon reeled back and spewed out fire. Diane and Annie closed their eyes and braced themselves for the flames.
The sound of earth breaking was heard ahead of the two. They both slowly opened their eyes and saw me with my back pressed against a gargantuan sword that was sticking from the ground that was acting like a shield to the flames.
"You alright?" I asked and received a nod from Diane.
"You...barely even know me yet you...treat me so kindly..." A tear slid from her eye, "why...? I don't even know your name."
"Well when you put it that way..." I said and stood up and pulled a gargantuan sword from my back, "My name is Ruin...but most know me by The Dragon Slayer."
Her eyes grew as she remembered the picture from the notice board, "y-you're Sir Ruin?"
I nodded, "yup."
"But ho-that inhuman sword..." She thought, "he is Sir Ruin."
I looked at the Dragon and he looked back, "so..." He bellowed, "you're the remaining Dragon Slayer..."
I stayed silent.
It was a showdown on who'd move first. I oh so slightly stepped forward and the earth below me shattered and a gust of wind blew behind me.
"W-what?" Asked Annie as she watched.
"Thats a true Dragon Slayer." Answered Diane.
Within mere seconds I was tearing through the scales of the Dragon way before he could even react. "Wh-"
My ultra great sword dug into the dragons right side and without a second delay and I reversed my hand position and pushed it forward causing the sword to rip out it's chest.
The Dragon fell forward, "b-but...ho.." The Dragon breathed his last breath before he could finish his sentence.
Annie watched in awe, "it really is him."
"So..." I say turning around and facing both Diane and Annie, "you're looking for the Abysswalkers, aye?... Well you found one...So let's go find the others..." I said and strapped my sword to my back.
"B-but why?" Annie asked.
"Because I figured I should start looking for my old friends." I answered. "So you coming or not?"
Annie smiled and jumped, "yea!"
...And so the legend of the Dragon Slayer and Abysswalkers is once again rekindled...
The Dragon Slayer and Song by DARKTRANQUILLITY
Sooo I was supposed to upload this chapter like 2 days ago but had to postpone it till now because school and work got in the way. Sheesh it's been a while since I've been here. Hope you enjoy the chapter.
We walked through the lush forests of Eloyce. The chirping birds and rustling leaves filled our ears in the calm afternoon. We came across a bridge, in the distance we saw a town.OoO Somewhere deep in the underworld OoO
"Look Sir Ruin!" Chimed Annie, "A village."
We crossed the bridge, "Looks like GreenWatch."
"You've been here before, I presume?" Annie asked.
I nonchalantly nodded my head, "Yup, but this was years ago so can't really say it'd be the same from my last visit."
Annie examined my back, "Sir Ruin...where's your sword?"
"Oh?" I pulled out a stick, "Here."
"W-what?" She raised an eyebrow, "But...the hulking sword you had earlier."
"Yeaa it's a really long story but I don't have my sword." I explained. "I had to improvise with this but that too is also a long story." I said as I tossed the stick into the forest.
Diane all the while was silently walking behind us. We entered the village and a few villagers greeted us.
"GreenWatch hasn't changed much from the last time...wonder if the inn is still up?" I looked back towards Diane and Annie, "Hey you two look around town if you want I'm going to the inn real quick."
Annie nodded with a smile on her face and Diane was nowhere to be seen. I pranced around for a few minutes before finding the inn.
I sighed, "The Seven winter Inn." The signed read. Half bar, half inn. I pushed the door open and heard the beautiful voice of the bard as she sang in the distance.
I gained a few stares as I walked towards the counter. Red hair the shines bright as all Hell in the light and my towering stature, I was around 6 ft. 5 in. So it called for attention when the town itself barely made it past five feet.
The old man behind the counter turned around and placed a cup of beer in front of me, "You're back!" He exclaimed.
I laughed and chugged the beer down in one go. I let out a pleasured sigh, "Thank you old friend."
The innkeeper knew me, we became close friends when we arm wrestled each other. The man may be old but he's pretty strong for his age, "What brings you down here sonny?" He said as he refilled my drink. "Its been years since your last visit."
I drank some beer and placed the cup on the bar counter, "I need help."
He raised an eyebrow, "Ohh? With what?"
"I'm look I for...you know who...." I quietly said leaning in.
His eyes slightly grew, he looked around the room in and attempt to spot anyone listening in, "You should be careful sonny, someone might hear in and start some trouble...as for some of your friends..." He shrugged, "I'm sorry but I haven't heard anything specific."
"Damn." I cursed under my breath, I sighed, "Well, got any work?" I asked, "I need some gold for the trip."
The old man reached under the counter, "Here's a few bounties and random jobs you might be interested." He said as he handed my folded papers, "I have to serve other customers I'll be back in a few minutes."
"Here you are!" Annie's voice called from behind. She sat in the seat next to me, "Bounties?"
"Yeah, we're gonna need gold for food and other necessities."
Annie looked around the inn and stopped at the bard, "She has such a beautiful voice."
I looked back at the bard as she passionately sang and plucked her instrument. A few patrons of the inn sat around and listened with bliss.
"What song is she singing?" Annie asked.
We listened closely as she sang, "On a mountain I saw it, when lightning reached out for him enchanting my eyes... in magical rhapsody..."
"She's singing about some warrior I'm guessing." I turned back and read one of the jobs while Annie continued to listen.
People who've been traveling to and from GreenWatch have been experiencing robberies on the road from a strange attacker. None have been able to get an exact appearance of the perpetrator. Caution is advised. Reward: 1,000 gold. Wanted dead or alive.
I stuffed the jobs into my shirt. I stood up and headed towards the Door, "Let's go Annie."
She quickly followed behind, "Where are we going now?" She asked as she caught up.
"Got a job, it was the only one that paid the most, turns out there are some people out there stealing from the travelers." I stopped in my tracks, "Where's Diane?"
"Right here, master." A calm and quiet voice coming from behind said.
Annie and I turned around, "Where have you been?" I asked.
She gave me a blank stare, "...Looking at the fruit stalls." She answered.
I paid no mind and continued towards the exit of the village, "So I'm guessing the robberies are happening not to far from here, so...let's head down this dirt road and see what comes up, Annie stick close to Diane, she may not look much but she can hold herself in a fight."
Annie looked at me then back to Diane and nodded. We continued down the tree covered road. The land around was dense with shrubs and such making good cover for the robbers.
The job said one but you can't be too sure. We stopped at a divide in the path. "You two go left, I'll go right." We set off in our separate paths and continued.
A few minutes passed by and nothing happened. I pulled out my arms and removed a piece of string from my wrist. I reached up and began to tie my hair up.
"Might as well come out!" I called out with a small grin on my face.
A hooded man slowly rose from the shrubs nearby, "how'd you know?" He asked in a deep gruff voice.
"Listen man, ya gotta hide yourself better than that half-ass thing you call hiding, I mean yea it'll work on normal travelers but to me that's just child's play, if not, worse."
I noticed the man's eye twitch from the insult. "Who are you..." He slowly asked as he cautiously raised a bow and arrow.
"Could ask the same for you?"
He narrowed his eyes. In the blink of an eye an arrow zoned in on my forehead. My hand shot up and caught the arrow in between my index and middle finger.
"Youll have to be faster than that." I said as i snapped it.
The man quickly turned on his heels and darted into the forest. I dropped the arrow and chased after him.
"I should've ran the moment he spotted my presence." The man thought. He began to panic, "Shit, this is bad!" The man turned around and quickly fired a barrage of arrows towards me.
I dodged passed a tree and used it as a shield and continued in pursuit. "Hey!" I called to him, "Where are you goin?!"
"I gotta lose this guy fast." The man thought.
He pulled out a special arrow and jumped into the air, spun around and aimed towards the ground under him. He shot the arrow into the ground.
The ground exploded causing dirt and debris to cover my vision from where he was. A small grin came across his mouth, "That'll make him lose sight of m-what the he'll!?"
I dove through the explosion towards him, "Get your ass back here!" I tackled him in mid air and we plummeted to the ground together.
The man screamed hysterically as he tried to pry my off. We both smashed into the ground, blood shooting out of the man's mouth as he smashed back first.
I pushed myself off the ground and looked up, turns out we jumped off a cliff next to a waterfall.
"So you gonna answer my question?" I asked.
The man who was barely breathing looked up at me, "S'got to m-make...A....livin." The man's eyes rolled back and forth as he drifted from consciousness.
I raised my head and saw Diane and Annie running towards me. "How'd you guys find me?"
"We ran into some of the robbers." Annie informed. "And it seems like you did too..." She said as she looked down at the man.
"Are there any more of you?" I asked.
The man weakly raised his left arm and pointed towards the waterfall, "Your....friends probably...found...The others...but there's...one more...behind...The waterfall..." His hand dropped and he seemed to pass under.
"He didn't die did he?!" Annie asked in a worried tone.
I shook my head, "Not yet but he doesn't have much time left."
"We have to help him." She said.
I looked to Diane, "Diane try your best and tend to the man." I ordered. "We'll tip the village guards and they'll round them up." I walked past both Annie and Diane and headed towards the waterfall.
Annie followed behind, "Do you think Diane can help him?" She asked.
"Diane has fixed me up from worse condition than that, if anything she can." I informed.
We cautiously entered the cave and heard the crackling noise of fire nearby, "Who are you?" A woman's voice demanded.
Diane finished tending the man's wounds and propped him against the wall nearby. The sound of a grunt echoed from the cave, "hmm..." She turned and looked towards the waterfall only to see me be kicked straight out.
I flew outside and skidded across the water. I quickly recovered and managed to catch the arrow the followed behind. Moments after Annie came running out.
Seconds after a woman with creamy skin, and auburn colored hair emerged from the waterfall, she wore what seemed like a wolf's pelt around her breasts and a pair of greenish pants that ended slightly under her knees. Paint covered her cheeks, arms, belly and legs. "Well?" She demanded, "What is it?"
She quickly shot another arrow with incredible speed and power. I dropped down and watched as the arrow zoomed past me, the water under it parting from the shear force.
"Sir Ruin..." She repeated in her head. Her face grew red, "C-captain?!"
I sat up from the water, completely drenched and waved towards her with a smile, "Mareth, how's it going?!"
"C-captain I didn't mean to attack you!"
"Its okay." I said as i stood up. She ran up to me and continued to apologize.
Annie recognized that name...
Mareth, the legendary bow woman who would shoot with such speed and power caused many to fear her and her bow, the infamous Amon. Said to have a deadly shot and accuracy like no other, an arrow from her is a sure shot to death.
"Captain, What are ye doin here?" Mareth asked as she strapped her bow onto her back.
"Well this girl here needs help, and I felt the need to gather you all." I answered and pointed towards Annie as she slowly made her way towards us.
"Ohhh-ands who's she?" Mareth began to eye down Annie, "That captain heres not forcin you by any chance, now is he?"
Annie shook her head almost immediately, "N-no...he offered to help me on my quest...and my name is Annie MoonOak."
"MoonOak?...Strange last name." Mareth said as she raised an eyebrow, "The name's Mareth SilverWalker." She turned back to me, "So what's the famous old Dragon Slayer been up to these past years?" She asked sarcastically.
"Cooking people food and serving drinks, I'd say better than what you were doing."
"Coming from you I'd expect nothing more." She scratched her head before quickly wrapping her arms around me and embraced me in a tight hug, slightly lifting me off the ground, "Missed you, you crazy bastard." She said ending with a chuckle.
"So will you help?"
She nodded, "My arrows are yours to command captain, wherever you fall they aren't to far behind to lend help."
The horrible sound of a Dragon rang through the air nearby. "An attack right now?!" I looked towards GreenWatch and saw smoke, "Shit!"
I broke out into a full Sprint and headed towards Greenwatch. The people there didn't stand a chance against a dragon, I had to make it back there quick.
"What should we do?" Annie asked as she began to worry about the people.
Mareth took out her bow, "Listen, you and Diane help as many people you can, the captain and I'll take care of the Dragon." Mareth pulled an arrow back and aimed towards GreenWatch. "There..." She whispered as she let go.
An arrow flew past me, the river beneath it splitting, trees tearing away from the force as it homed in to the dragons left leg.
The dragon roared in pain as it began to take flight another arrow struck it's wing tearing the scales limiting it's flight.
I ran into the burning village, villagers panicking and running for their lives as the Dragon crawled around breathing fire.
A child, burned to a crisp as their burned mother held them in their final moments. I stood there silently watching the mayhem ensue around me.
The Dragon noticed me standing there and opened its gaping jaws and shot out it's flames to me.
Mareth stood back near the cave and readied another arrow. A black spot flew thigh the sky as she aimed, "What the hell?"
She stepped slightly to her left and a dragons head smashed into the river next to her and rolled away. "Well I'll be damned." She said as she walked towards it.
"How many people escaped?" Annie asked.
"About...The majority." Answered Diane.
The both noticed me standing next to the newly decapitated Dragon, "Sir Ruin!" She called out knocking me out of my daze.
"Oh you two? Where's Mareth?"
"Over here!" She called from behind, she made her way to us with the dragons head propped on her shoulder.
"Did you really have to carry it back?" I asked unde my breath.
Annie's eyes shot wide open, "So that's how it looks up close." She leaned in closer and traced a finger over it's scales.
"Damn I'm gonna lose my mind if another Dragon attacks." I said in a sigh.
"Well we better get moving." Said Mareth.
"You're taking that head with you?" I asked
"Well I sees no wrongs in it, Hell might make for some good armor...you know, the armor you lack."
"She is right master."
"Where is your armor?" Asked Annie.
"Haven't worn that suit in ages." I answered. I checked myself out and they were right. I walked around in simple clothing.
"No sense in staying here any longer." Mareth looked around and saw the destroyed village.
I took the lead and the other three followed behind with an eagerness of adventure.
I walked aimlessly through the palace walls. I found a woman walking alone. She had smooth white skin, pitch black hair, a voluptuous body and a smile that could drive any same man mad.
I approached her and wrapped my arms around her waist. "My dear...might I ask why you are here...all by...yourself..." A low growl escaped as i slowly leaned in.
"Might I ask who you are?" She replied.
" I'm no one special...well...it depends who's asking."
She licked her lips, "The queen of the palace."
I leaned slightly back, "Well I do beg you pardon your majesty...but I caught myself enticed by your looks." I let my hands wander a bit lower so I was groping her ass. "And I like what I see."
She smiled. "Hmmm." Before she could get another word out of her mouth I embraced her with a kiss.
Moments after she pulled away, "The king will find out..."
"I don't fear the man...if anything...he should fear me...your words say no...but your lips say otherwise..." I pressed my lips against hers once again but this time she was more welcoming.
Her tongue coiled around mine and danced against it. She broke the kiss with a moan, she looked around and noticed a change of scenery. "I take it this is your room."
We were both laying on my bed, I was on top of her. I reached down her dress and stopped, "My queen.." I said as I groped her breast, "I tend to be...rough for a lack of words..."
She leaned in ever so closely to me ear and whispered. "...Ravage me..."
My upper lip twitched. I instantly tore her dress of, revealing you wondrous naked body, , "Your wish is my command."
I felt a shiver go down my spine.
"Is something wrong Sir Ruin?" Asked Annie.
I shook my head, "it's probably a cold, Don't worry about it." I waved my hands dismissively and continued towards our next destination.
The kingdom of Deodora.
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