1. Not kind of. She is one, and that's another of her problems.
2. You forgot the 3D remake of SF64 that no one actually bought .
3. Too bad Falco died in TAoT.
Also, if anyone knows someone who can make a banner and isn't that busy (as iBrow had to drop out) please PM me. I'd greatly appreciate this, otherwise no banner for S3...
The Fire Chronicles: Amidst
Chapter 10: Temple of Time
Author’s Note: If you don’t play Zelda, good luck understanding this chappy .
In the Council…
“And that’s the ever-last we saw of them,” Lewa finished. The Council (well, what was left of it) finished taking their notes and stared at him. “What? Am I done yet?”
Mata Nui groaned. “Sit down, Lewa. Ackar, I believe you have a report on Tahu, don’t you?”
“Yes, I do.” Ackar stood up, watching his Silver Armor flash in the light of the room. “And not just Tahu. I was also in contact with TTP.”
“Wait. Wait a second. You mean to tell me that you saw my old self in the Orderly Fortress?” Meta appeared on the podium, and thrust his Galaxia Sword into Ackar’s face.
Ackar leaned back. “Yes,” he said quietly. “He wanted me to tell you—“
Meta laughed, and pulled his sword back. “That poor chap got stuck with Helryx? Wow, that is just SAD. Why should I listen to anything he’s saying?”
“He says, for the better of the universe, that you should share NAW with him.”
“Me? Share the company…that I won…with the loser? Ha! That old copy thinks he can get power back from me, eh? I’m sorry, messenger of the exiled, but that’s not going to work.”
“But isn’t that one of the only ways to defeat Ranox? Aren’t you missing the big picture?”
“Ackar, I am the big picture. I know what will work, and I promise you: I’m working through the ways to defeat Ranox. I will be able to prove: to both you and him, that I am capable of keeping the power.” Meta disappeared as quickly as he had appeared, and Mata Nui motioned for Ackar to continue.
“The Silver Armor called out for him again, and sure enough, he came and helped me take down Helryx. I don’t know, I still don’t know how it works—“
“It was a big collaboration between Artakha and I. I suppose you could nickname it the “Transport Mobile”. But now is not the time to discuss that. What happened next?”
“TTP told Tahu what to do with his prophecy and told me to go back. There’s one other thing, just one more thing. Helryx said something during the battle, almost in an ancient voice. She said: In the forgotten land.”
Gelu winced. “That…is part of the prophecy. I heard one of the Sages discussing that line with Tahu and Kiina.”
“Oh no. Helryx tracked us, she knows the prophecy. And that can only mean…” Mata Nui pointed at Ackar. “Connect to Tahu. Now.”
Ackar’s Silver Armor glowed, and he kneeled down to meditate. “This is bad,” he muttered. “This is really, really bad.”
In Karda Nui…
“This…this is where the prophecy is. I can tell.”
Helryx pointed to a cathedral-looking building, with the Triforce above its open entrance. “I remember sealing this place off when I first became empress; there was immense power readings from here. I know why now.” She staggered into the temple, and the rest of the group followed.
In the Temple of Time…
A Matoran ran to them. “Is it safe to go out yet?”
“Yes, we’ve been waiting ages here. Thankfully the temple is shielded from Mata Nui’s energy waves here,” another Matoran informed them.
“Who…who are you, though?” Taka asked them. The Matoran, for some reason, looked and sounded familiar to him. “You’re the only Matoran still living in this robot.”
“I am Tanma,” the first Matoran said. “This—“ he pointed to the second Matoran, “is Photok. We’re both Av-Matoran, Matoran of Light.”
Taka shivered. He had found, during the years of Helryx’s reign, that he too was an Av-Matoran. He knew Tanma. “But Solek…and Gavla…”
Photok looked at Taka, immediately recognizing who he was. “Solek and Gavla are dead, Takua.”
Tanma understood at once, then his eyes widened. His hand rose, shaking, pointed at Helryx. “She killed them.”
Near the Door of Time…
“I will ask you again. How does this door open?” Helryx now had her sword pointed at Reidak’s chin, but the Matoran responded: “You do not have all you need to get in.”
“Explain, or I will break down this statue.” A rusty statue was planted right in front of the Door of Time, blocking any feasible way in.”
“Well, that’s the problem,” Kirop said. “You can’t.”
“No, I can. I can do anything with the help of my patron.” Helryx reached out for Ranox’s power, but she felt nothing.”
“Your patron has no power here,” Radiak muttered, slapping Helryx’s sword away from her.
Helryx again called for her master, but no response. She got worried, to the point that she was downright scared. They could kill her.
“STOP!” Axonn pushed the two Matoran away from Helryx, and pointed the Dominion Rod at the statue. The rod shot a green ball of light into the statue, which glowed green. He flicked the rod sideways, dropping the statue onto the two Matoran. A Triforce glowed above the Door of Time.
“Oh, gracious, yes!” Ooccoo squealed. “I knew this…thing…wasn’t entirely useless! Thank you, King Diblitidibt!”
Kiina facepalmed, as Helryx and the others stood in awe of Axonn.
“And you aren’t entirely useless, are you?” A slot for the Sage’s Fragment opened, and Helryx slid the tablet in. The Door did not open. “What is this?”
Tahu did not want Helryx to get the prophecy. But at the same time, he knew he had a chance to steal it back from her…so… “Give me that.” Tahu took the Vahi from Roodaka, replaced his own mask with the Vahi, and recited the prophecy.
Hidden in the forgotten land
Is the story that started after the sand
The power of seven shall stand.
The quiet one shall be humble until the end
But the host will seek power, and power she shall lend
To both aid and defend.
And the Door of Time opened.
In the Chamber of the Master Sword…
Kiina walked up to the Pedestal of Time. The Master Sword was with Link, and thus not in the pedestal. “Huh, I wonder what would happen if I thrust my sword into here,” she mused.
“It would break,” Artakha responded. “Your blade is not sacred enough to stay in the pedestal. And plus, who wants to go back seven years anyway?”
“It’d be when LEGO Friends was on its eighth Toy of the Year win,” Tahu muttered. “Certainly a lot better than fifteen…straight.”
“Huh. I guess you do have a point, Tahu…but it’s best for Kiina to keep her sword, isn’t it?”
“Stop talking. I hear something…it sounds like drums…I’m tired.” Over the Song of Time, Helryx heard drums…and an ocarina, getting more tired…before collapsing onto the floor.
In the Chamber of the Sages…
“Well, it’s a good thing you got the Spiritual Stones and the Medallions out in time, Darunia.”
“I got lucky, Rauru. I got to combine them into the prophecy too, and when the messenger comes, I give it to him?”
“Precisely. Ah, look. Here he is now.” Rauru turned to face Helryx. “Are you Tahu Nuva?”
Helryx nodded. “Yes, I am.” She wore Tahu’s Hau Nuva over her own mask, and had even changed her armor from blue to red. “What do you ask of me, noble Sages?”
“Nothing much. Just take this!” The Fire Chronicle floated down from the sky, and Darunia shrieked as a man floated down as well. “How did you get here?!?”
“I have awesome hair. What can I say?” Groose ran his hands through his hair and grinned.
Impa facepalmed. “Let’s just get you back, Tahu.”
“We’re sorry time was so short!” Rauru yelled, transporting Helryx back to the Temple of Time.
Saria winced. “Um…I don’t think that was Tahu.”
“It…it wasn’t?” Rauru rubbed his eyes. “Ofrick. Saria, I should just hand leadership to you.”
“Excuse me, but I believe that I, Zelda, am the leader of the Sages…”
In the Chamber of the Master Sword…
Helryx stood up. She felt a lump in her satchel now, and closed her hand around the lump. “I have…the Fire Chronicle,” she whispered.
Suddenly, the satchel was slashed open, and she brought out the FC so it would not break. “Not for long,” Tahu muttered, splitting the Magma Sword into two.
Within moments, battle broke out between Tahu and Helryx’s sides, in an attempt to claim the prophecy. Tahu wanted it to defeat Helryx; Helryx wanted it to defeat Tahu. But Ranox wanted to destroy it.
“Let’s see you try to destroy me again, little Toa,” Roodaka growled, sending a Rhotuka at Nuhrii. He dodged it, firing back a Kanoka square into Roodaka’s chest. She flew back into a wall, and fainted.
Tahu slashed Helryx’s hand, in an attempt to get the prophecy. She threw the prophecy into the other hand as Tahu growled. “Give it to me! Don’t you know what your master will do to that?”
“If anything…he will use it against you!” Helryx punched Tahu, who tripped over the Pedestal of Time and crashed to the ground. Helryx readied her sword. “Any last words?”
“To continue the universe’s go,” Tahu muttered. He tried to get up, but Helryx was standing on his feet, bringing her sword down…
“AUGH!” Helryx swayed, wanting to stay up, and then stumbled onto the ground. For a moment, a sword stuck out of her chest, but then it was taken out.
Takanuva sheathed his sword, and helped Tahu up. “She got what she deserved, the Matoran slayer. Now, at last, the deaths of Solek and Gavla are not in vain.”
Tahu, however, looked at the Fire Chronicle. The red glass ball had a jagged crack in it, and fire was leaking out of it. So was an ancient voice.
“Ah. If you are hearing me, you will know what is to be done next. Yes, this is the Fire Chronicle. All of the prophecy is in here, but it will not be revealed to you. No, you must find the rest of the prophecy through those with an ancient voice such as mine…and then you will be able to defeat my brother.”
The prophecy shattered. All in the room turned to stare at Tahu, who only looked at his empty hands. “To continue the universe’s go,” he muttered. “So then—“
A black smoke charged through the room, engulfing them all in it. It spread throughout the temple, and it crumbled away in Ranox’s wake.
In Karda Nui…
Only the Pedestal of Time remained, still untouched by the ravages of time. But that was not Tahu’s concern. No, he (and the rest of the group) stared at the Mask of Light, face down in the rubble.
Helryx walked over to the mask and picked it up, holding it above her head for all to see. “This is what happens…when you try to mess with destiny. When you mess with the Orderly Empire II, just remember that my patron is strong enough to destroy an entire temple…and even a Toa of Light. Perhaps I have not killed Tahu—“ she glared at him, “—yet, but darkness will prevail from this day on if you ever decide to mess with us again!” Helryx, Roodaka, Axonn and the Nintendo characters all disappeared at once.
Gali and Kiina ran over to hug Tahu, but Tahu broke free of them and went to the lonely Pedestal of Time. “Today…no longer do we fight for the sake of our Order, but the sake of the entire universe with it.”
End of Season 2
Definitely my longest chapter (in Amidst) clocking in at 1,936 words. How was the finale?